Nov 08

Bright Idea: The Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb From the April 2008 Conservationist By Shannon Brescher Shea Since its creation by Thomas Edison in Menlo Park, New Jersey in 1879, the light bulb has undergone a number of changes. Many of the innovations that make the incandescent bulb what it is today came out of General […]

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Nov 08

Lightning Strikes – Suffolk County From the August 2007 Conservationist By Lt. Ken Didion ECOs Vernon Fonda and Jason Curinga were checking fishermen at a popular spot in Shoreham as a thunderstorm approached. The officers had separated in order to complete their checks before the storm arrived. ECO (Environmental Conservation Officer) Fonda was talking with […]

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Oct 20

The book, “Famous Frisians in America” is now available for purchase.  There are 8 pages on the Fonda Family which detail the history of Jellis Douw Fonda, who emigrated from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in about 1650.  It provides some ideas on his origins in Holland including some new angles on how he came to […]

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Jul 01

Exhibits — Lorenzo Fonda: A Retrospective (a past event… for the archives) The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are cosponsoring an exhibition of artwork entitled “Lorenzo Fonda. A Retrospective.” The exhibit will be on display at the Italian Embassy until July 6, 2007. Maestro Fonda was born in Piran, Istria, in the […]

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Jun 30

The pre-club: Old Precinct finds a niche Thursday, June 25, 2009 By Katie Libecco Sometimes one-night stands turn into something more. Youngstown, OH -  It certainly did for Old Precinct, a new downtown bar.  Manager T.J. Parker says the owner, Mike Fonda, 52, used to run a deli at the Phelps Street location but closed […]

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