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Out & About: First-Ever Middletown Snow Bowl


The Internet is an amazing thing. You can use it for everything from chatting with friends to researching nuclear physics for that college term paper.


Middletown Mayor James H. Curry III used it to chase away the winter blues. He turned to Facebook to organize a community flag football game on a snowy field along West Main Street on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Snow Bowl would help deal with the doldrums that two separate snowstorms brought to town over the weekend.


About 70 people showed up – players and cheerleaders and spectators. Volunteers brought hot chocolate and treats.


Bring on the Super Bowl, but we doubt the game between New England and Seattle will entice as many laughs.


“Middletown came together, folks,’’ Curry wrote on Facebook afterward. “I had such a wonderful time.


“Now, excuse me, I must go ice my knee ...’’


Photos Courtesy Becky Jo Brown and Joe Sukle

(Credit for Brown's photos was mistakenly omitted. Our apologies.)