Here in Waffle Town, we know why. We can even tell you why. All you need to do is come a little closer. Don't be afraid. Just move closer, steadily, and when you see the cave, go into the cave.
10 January 2017
03 January 2017
Thank you for your continued readership.
30 December 2016
28 December 2016
21 December 2016
19 December 2016
15 December 2016
- That crack in the sidewalk isn't going to fix itself! The mayor's office is still asking for volunteers to fix the broken walkway in front of Town Hall, since the only available construction crew "didn't feel like it."
- Precious Goblin, the unfortunately-named youngster who stole the town's heart at this summer's talent show, was detained for making sandwiches without a license.
- Paradoxical as it may seem, you have entered into a realm that lies beyond the grasp of the Creator.
- In a first for Waffle Town, resident Wilma Chadberry became the proud mother of quadruplets. She's expecting to keep all four.
- Brrr! It sure was cold today—so cold, in fact, that the polar bears at the zoo stopped begging to be killed.
13 December 2016
Corn sold well today in all markets. Prices are not expected to fluctuate, barring plague.
11 December 2016
07 December 2016
01 December 2016
Representatives from neighboring Borough Acres wish to welcome all Waffle Town dog owners to visit their dog park, which, as of this morning, was free of animal remains.
23 November 2016
Local health officials, in collaboration with "John Howard Shanks" of Tinto Corbago fame, are planning to launch a town-wide hygiene awareness campaign. How much soap do you use? Per year? Per month? Per day? Do you know what soap is? Where do you buy your soap? What's your favorite soap? Is it really your favorite soap? Look forward to answering these questions (mandatory) and more in the coming weeks.
20 November 2016
31 July 2016
18 July 2016
Don't be late! Else Crantz will become enraged, and the tremors will begin.
13 July 2016
Goodness, it's almost that time of year again: paint your wagons! Wagonfest, formerly Wagons-a-Go-Go, has been canceled due to lack of interest, but I'd sure appreciate it if you'd paint your wagons regardless.
Where's your hat? With the sun so bright and oppressive, not wearing a hat is downright foolish. How are you going to protect your head? Don't you know what you keep in your head, and how important it is? Do you want them to be able to see inside your head, with the bright light of the sun shining down on it?
Crime: who's committing it in Waffle Town? Silly Hank, a youth whose "footpath follies" gave many parkgoers a scare and earned him innumerable slaps, has been rightfully caned. Will he recover? The word on the street is: Who Cares?
Until next week,
Phil Kreame, DDS
Editor's Note: Around Town with Phil Kreame has been discontinued. Services for Mr. Kreame will be held this Friday at the First Church of Our Special Favorite.
05 July 2016
01 July 2016
21 June 2016
18 June 2016
14 June 2016
10 June 2016
Who left a well-used swivel chair on its side in the middle of the park? Police aren't sure, and they're asking anyone with information to come forward. Three miscreants were arrested in the aftermath of the chair's discovery, but they have since been released. Sheriff Ramage, however, is confident that it's only a matter of time until the culprit is found.
06 June 2016
Since Mr. Cranty had no living relatives, and since no friends or colleagues have come forward to arrange his funeral, he will be entombed within his one-room lakeside shack. Entombed along with him will be his doubtless plentiful observations about a changing Waffle Town, none of which he chose to share, all of which are now lost to time.
Gretchen Gharble, age 102, is now Waffle Town's oldest resident. We wish her luck.
01 June 2016
- Tonight at Town Hall, the merits of small orange pylons versus gargantuan stone pylons will be debated, and all are welcome to join.
- Hezekiah, it's time to come home.
- Where do all those uneaten pickles go? Staff at the diner tell us that they're fed to stray cats, who are not so appreciative.
- Summering in Waffle Town? Why not fall, winter, and spring in Waffle Town? You're welcome to stay.
- Town workers will remove the fire hydrant in front of the old tire shop tomorrow, because nobody cares if it burns down.
29 May 2016
Ms. Cloonts' system has already been adopted wholesale by the town council of Moosehead Hollow; will Waffle Town, she recently asked, be "forward-thinking" enough to follow?
26 May 2016
Upon inspection, the abandoned truck was found to be carrying several hundred loaves of bread, which, according to the officer on the scene, "tasted good", and have since been delivered to the supermarket for sale to the public.
23 May 2016
19 May 2016
16 May 2016
- Use your nouns! It's Noun Week, and that's county-wide.
- Schoolchildren can look forward to a bit of entertainment during lunch, courtesy of local favorite Crackers the Silly Clown.
- The trees are beginning to bloom, and you will be reminded of the impermanence of all things.
- Going for a drive? Starting this Wednesday, Prescott Road will once again be open to motor traffic.
- Folks who like to fish are in luck this week, as local entomologists have announced the discovery of a "massive worm surplus".
13 May 2016
1 post-hole digger
1 drill auger, many years old
1 wheelbarrow, red
1 wheelbarrow, unpainted
09 May 2016
05 May 2016
29 April 2016
27 April 2016
25 April 2016
23 April 2016
The Waffle Town Visitors' Vestibule, formerly the Waffle Town Welcome Shack, will soon be getting a second floor. A disused toll booth, found at the county dump and currently in the process of being refurbished, will be affixed to the roof of the existing building and made accessible via ladder. A display of taxidermied local wildlife is planned, as is an expansion of the mayoral portrait gallery.
Further details will be given at tonight's town meeting.
21 April 2016
19 April 2016
17 April 2016
- The warm weather led to many residents keeping their windows open this week, which in turn led to an increase in noise complaints.
- Some children made chalk drawings on the sidewalk outside their home. They were then scolded.
- Waffle Town was named the most wholesome town in the county for the 86th year in a row.
- All steel railings were removed from the church. No more steel railings.
- The town's coffers could receive a much-needed boost following news that Great Aunt Gladys died, having possibly named us in her will.
- A new mayor was chosen, obviating the need for a burdensome election process.
- Pipsy the Puppy is no longer with us.
15 April 2016
12 April 2016
07 April 2016
31 March 2016
29 March 2016
During last night's town meeting, it was mistakenly announced that cromus bindings would again be performed at Nitchfield this summer. Due to ongoing renovations at Nitchfield, they will instead be performed at Grimehauser, along with all previously-scheduled Sequence Two harmonies.
The town council apologizes for the error, and wishes to thank Elder Nineback for his wisdom and generosity.
24 March 2016
- Suit buttons
- The gentleman's mannered gait
21 March 2016
If you're interested in where to put the Old Birch Tree, please show up at eight and say your piece. If you don't particularly care, but are still interested in listening to a hearty debate, you're just as welcome.
Hot drinks will be served; cold drinks will be available from the vending machine on the second floor.
11 March 2016
07 March 2016
22 February 2016
13 February 2016
08 February 2016
04 February 2016
Yes, you can buy meat-balls from Crandall's food cart. Savory and nutritious, they are sure to satisfy. Why not try them on a roll or bun? Crandall operates his cart at all hours of the day, all days of the week, rain or shine. Ask for Crandall, ask for quality.
31 January 2016
- Beloved scamp Li'l Eddie is all grown up, and on Saturday he finally left home for the big city. He'll be off at college, studying important functions of the human brain.
- Pork-pie hats were on sale at Buggley Clothiers, and boy did they sell!
- Today's softball game was canceled after more than half of the available players revealed that they were not actually familiar with the sport.
- After last night's incident, the Waffle Town Philatelic Society will no longer be holding its bi-weekly meetings in the Happy Hamlet Retirement Community recreation room.
27 January 2016
23 January 2016
20 January 2016
The mayor's office is deeply saddened to announce the passing of County Comptroller and lifelong Waffle Town resident Templeton Gloam. Comptroller Gloam, 96, died peacefully in his bed this morning while surrounded by friends and loved ones, mere hours after being run over by a garbage truck. His decades of service to the community will not soon be forgotten.
17 January 2016
12 January 2016
Please arrive at a quarter to seven, and make sure to have clean hands. The class is free to attend, though Mr. Larry's popular pamphlet, "Making the Bird Acceptable", will be available for purchase.
07 January 2016
04 January 2016
27 December 2015
22 December 2015
19 December 2015
Boxing Day, which is not celebrated in Waffle Town, has been moved to the 27th. Just to be safe.
15 December 2015
At Mrs. Wickerbeet's request, her great-granddaughter, Hildy, will act as her temporary replacement. As Hildy is only seven years old, toy-shop patrons should not expect the same level of service that they are used to. Nevertheless, the staff asks that her efforts be praised effusively.
10 December 2015
07 December 2015
28 November 2015
- Nancy Elff won the pie-eating endurance contest
- The Singing Gents Quartet entertained passersby for over seven hours
- The Chess Club met in the park for their scheduled game
- Finroy's Children collected over $7500 in donations, plus three goats
- The Whittling Club whittled small figurines for over seven hours
There's more, but it isn't fit to print.
14 November 2015
Congratulations, Fred! You're the latest recipient of the "Waffle Town Weekly Whoopsie"!
12 November 2015
15 October 2015
27 September 2015
24 September 2015
22 September 2015
17 September 2015
15 September 2015
- Fences are finally coming down at Old Man Willeford's "Hoppin' Horse" Ranch. The horses are gone, but you can walk on the grass.
- Betty Ann dropped her glasses in the pond. Her boyfriend joked that he saw a fish wearing them, but a bystander later confirmed that this was actually the case.
14 September 2015
07 September 2015
Animal Control has promised to look into the situation, soon as they're done cleaning up the mess from last night's dog massacre.
03 September 2015
01 September 2015
28 August 2015
27 August 2015
If your paths do cross, give no alarm, but make haste instead to the Constable's office.
21 August 2015
The bidding is over, and the much-desired billboard space off Route 5 has been awarded to Waffle Town's very own Golden Apple Pest Control. It's estimated that as many as six motorists a day will pass by the billboard after it goes up next summer, and some of them just might be inspired to stop by our little town for a visit.
Let's all welcome them with open arms, and in the meantime congratulate Golden Apple Pest Control, who are this week's "Hometown Heroes"!
19 August 2015
18 August 2015
17 August 2015
Also, the mayor died.
20 June 2015
Over the past year, Acres Farms has purchased nearly five square miles of arable land in areas all over the county, as well as six factories, two cabins, and a pioneer cemetery. In a press release, the county treasurer's office once again assured the public that these sales are necessary to balance the budget. The mayor's office declined to make an official comment, only insisting that people "calm down."
10 June 2015
06 June 2015
You'll need a trash-burning permit to dispose of your refuse in this manner, for which you can find applications at town hall every day of the week. If you don't have a permit, you're going to have to send your trash off to the dump like the rest of us. It's the law!
05 June 2015
The Institute is hopeful that the residents of Oakerton Street will find this conclusion satisfactory.
26 May 2015
29 April 2015
26 April 2015
28 March 2015
21 March 2015
19 March 2015
16 March 2015
11 March 2015
21 February 2015
Tomatoes are limited to three per visitor. Latecomers should expect a long line. Don't forget to bring a bag or basket, and remember to bundle up: it's cold out there! No dogs allowed, as they can frighten the farm animals. No cats, either, as they can frighten the dogs. Please, use your best judgment when deciding whether or not to bring small children. Small children do not count as "visitors" with respect to the three-per-visitor limit. Mr. Sykes thanks you in advance for your compliance.
17 February 2015
01 February 2015
Come and ride a tractor. Come and pet one of two cows. Come and pick the apples you want to eat, instead of buying them pre-picked at the grocery store. Come and see how barns are painted. Come early, and you'll even get a chance to meet Old Mister, the famous horse.
I'll be there. Will you?
25 January 2015
14 January 2015
27 December 2014
Waffle Town is small. Life moves slowly here. The people here are small, too, and they also move slowly. Even when they're driving in their cars, they're moving pretty slowly, because the cars move slowly here in Waffle Town. On top of that, the cars are small. There are a lot of compact cars here in Waffle Town. They're small, like the people they carry, and the roads they travel on are small as well. No need for wide roads here in Waffle Town.
And you know what? That's what small-town life is all about.
17 December 2014
12 December 2014
30 November 2014
Customers of Bucksmith's Dry Goods, who have been buying Bucksmith's Homemade Dry Shampoo and Bucksmith's Hair Tonic as alternatives this week, should know that they will remain available and in healthy supply throughout the year. Shipments of Bucksmith's Fresh Powder, however, have been temporarily delayed, after a delivery truck was inadvertently sent to the wrong Waffle Town.
24 November 2014
23 November 2014
In the event that all seats have been claimed, further attendees will not be turned away, provided they have brought their own folding chairs. Folding chairs should not exceed thirty inches in height. Plastic folding chairs are preferred. Metal folding chairs are allowed, but must be fitted with rubber or felt leg tips. Metal folding chairs will be inspected for leg tips at the door. Extra leg tips will be available on-site, but quantities are limited and it is requested that, if necessary, guests pre-fit their metal folding chairs before arriving. Wooden "patio style" folding chairs that conform to the aforementioned height limits will also be allowed. For questions regarding other types of folding chairs, or folding chairs of unusual shape or width, please call the library's front desk.
18 November 2014
05 November 2014
The parks department will be installing signage in appropriate areas this weekend. Prospective warnings are "No Wading or Swimming", "Wade or Swim at Own Risk", and "Keep Out". Interested residents can vote for their favorite, or suggest their own, tonight at seven in room B of Town Hall. Refreshments will be served.
09 October 2014
06 October 2014
01 October 2014
All of Waffle Town extends its "hearty congratulations" to you, fellows!
28 September 2014
27 September 2014
What's the matter with today's youth?
When will the End come?
Where did the traveling salesman go?
Why isn't it raining constantly?
If you're confused about the state of things, you're not alone. Stay tuned to the news from Waffle Town for answers.
20 September 2014
10 September 2014
08 September 2014
People from all over Waffle Town were eager to tell stories of the assemblyman's kindness, wisdom, and generosity. Madeleine Phent of Phent Grocers remembers Mr. Crinkle as a frequent customer who once helped change her tire. "They don't make folks like him anymore," she said.
Assemblyman Crinkle, who turned 62 in January, is expected to return Wednesday from his trip to Italy.
06 September 2014
03 September 2014
30 August 2014
28 August 2014
19 July 2014
17 July 2014
27 October 2008
03 August 2008
30 July 2008
20 July 2008
16 July 2008
15 July 2008
13 July 2008
Isn't it amazing when the professional men and women are pleased by the geographical exactness of our fine town? Does it not make you happy, does it not help the sun to rise?
07 July 2008
05 July 2008
29 June 2008
15 June 2008
25 May 2008
17 May 2008
14 May 2008
10 May 2008
04 May 2008
01 May 2008
26 April 2008
18 April 2008
Do you want the life of another? Of course not!
Because you have Waffle Town to live in, it is so fulfilling.
- good streets
- good people
- good sales
- good bens
- good activities
- good community
Yes, all these things define Waffle Town quite well, you agree and are pleased.
Triumph for Waffle Town!
17 April 2008
15 April 2008
10 April 2008
06 April 2008
- lots of new mail
- so much old mail
- stamps are full price for the season
- envelopes are ready-made and can be yours today
- no more news
Waffle Town appreciates Mr. Reynolds-Jackson for keeping the people informed.
02 April 2008
25 March 2008
19 March 2008
01 March 2008
29 February 2008
24 February 2008
23 February 2008
17 February 2008
12 February 2008
08 February 2008
06 February 2008
04 February 2008
It was a clear day, the sun shining brightly, the birds chirping merrily, and the waters cool and crisp for a nice day of regatta sailery. Fun boats were seen, and there was a race! Peter 'Pete' Flemings, famous Waffle Town sailing enthusiast, was not available, but many brave contenders entered the race, some to win, others to lose, all to have a fun and good time sailing.
Gold Medal - Van Morton & "Sea Goose"
Silver Medal - Ievgeni Pultz & "Queen Mary II"
Bronze Medal - Marjorie Song-Hulimn & "Young Jarvis"
Congratulations from Waffle Town to these fine winners and their wonderful boats!
01 February 2008
When I think about friendship...and good people...happiness is everywhere!!!!
28 January 2008
18 January 2008
17 January 2008
13 January 2008
"When I was a young [sic] man, my friends and I would go down to the forest...and we'd pick berries!!! Can you believe it????"
Wow, Pappy, that is exciting! Your news is our news now, thanks.
12 January 2008
02 January 2008
30 December 2007
27 December 2007
23 December 2007
19 December 2007
15 December 2007
14 December 2007
11 December 2007
Reporter: Hello, how is the zoo today?
Gorilla: Hello, being in the zoo is bad...I am in a cage!
Reporter: Now, now...at least you are not in the jungle! It's dangerous out there.
Gorilla: That's a rationalization.
Reporter: Moving on...do you like being in Waffle Town?
Gorilla: Waffle Town is the best!!!!
Reporter: Good good.... [we take a short coffee break] Heh, this coffee sure is good...
Reporter: Anyway, I've got to get going...
Come see the gorilla and his animal friends at Waffle Town Zoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 December 2007
- Everyone is happy
- Mr. Buhop is owning many stores
- Puppy had more puppies in Little Waffle Town
- Bikes for sale at Magee Honer
- Time and sands clinic opening on Rutorer Street
- Crosswalk says hello
- The square is important
- Waffle friends around the world....say HELLO!!!!
05 December 2007
01 December 2007
All hail Silence Rodeo!
Come at 12 o'clock or 1 o'clock, see great things, get free shirt
- running cow
- running cat
- floating animals and people
- popcorn served
- clowns also
Everyone, for a good time, go to the Silence Rodeo
Your life will be great then
26 November 2007
24 November 2007
20 November 2007
16 November 2007
15 November 2007
13 November 2007
- Mayor had a barkley sale
- Underwall Street is now a division of Presco-Horicott Logistics
- Violent wasp management...coming soon to make schools safer!!!!
- A dark cloud forms over posterity
- Writer Beldrick Davies is in town to sign copies of "Hoegaarten Memories"....check it out!
- No bodies found at the quake fire
- Mrs. Coopor had a good flight
- Holidays soon...prepare yourself
12 November 2007
11 November 2007
Hello citizens of Waffle Town, this is a friendly message!!!! Everything is going okay here at the treasury...we have gold and money here for Waffle Town services.
I have a good time being treasure man of town, I like to look after projects that people of Waffle Town have in mind....Would you say you enjoy your life here? I am helping that happen!!!!
Remember, when a street light needs assistance, or a man or woman needs car help, we are there.
From, the treasurer
06 November 2007
29 October 2007
28 October 2007
23 October 2007
16 October 2007
15 October 2007
The Circle of Life meets again this year to discuss all things Waffle Town and their plans for Waffle Town and the world. For an informative discussion of where things are heading, please attend the meeting. Cuppocakes and juice packets for free, come one come all ok?
12 October 2007
11 October 2007
01 October 2007
15 September 2007
19 August 2007
13 August 2007
07 July 2007
19 June 2007
16 June 2007
- Mayor Kolasses signed in some new legislation...the legislation says crab legs 4 every1
- The town square is still the best
- Wagon wheels
- Everyone at Brookburg Building survived the fire...good news
- Happy days are ahead for Seamus the puppy...congratulations on your litter, Seamus
- Mrs. Prollingbeeg had a new baby!
- There is something waiting at the threshold of what we call "existence"
- Overalls costs only $5.00 at the Cabbage Corral
- Nineteen men are consumed by His vision
- Pork is free on Wednesdays
- Kitties and puppies....who doesn't love them?
- New stop signs on Pooger Avenue!
08 June 2007
03 June 2007
27 May 2007
24 May 2007
23 May 2007
Can you imagine sinking your teeth into it? This reporter sure can! Mmmm-mmmm!
We interviewed young Borgus MacDonald
"mmm" he sayed
I can only agree with young Borgus
Stay tuned for updates on this exciting phenomenom