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The rise of Ascension Comics and Games

SIERRA VISTA — Just over three weeks after a small fire forced west end mainstay Pyrimid Comics and Games to close its doors last month, its appropriately named successor, Ascension Comics and Games, has emerged.

Fire investigators blamed a faulty wall socket for sparking the fire that charred the east wall of old the shop and filled the store with smoke on April 10, saturating the comics and other inventory.

“Some of it was...

Two Buena Colts earn NFL shots

Two former Buena Colts will have the chance to make a National Football League team this season, their journeys down completely different avenues.

Lawrence Gibson will take the more traditional route. The Virginia Tech Hokie and Buena graduate of 2009 never thought he was going to get drafted into the NFL last weekend despite delivering an exceptional combine performance as an anonymous invitee and having visited 30 pro teams since February.

Gibson fielded four possible...

(Taste) I LIVE TO FEED: First of the season

Friends of mine here have a garden, and have already gifted me with the first spring onions of the season.  New Yorker that I am, I am ever amazed that people grow things.  I have had a few basil plants over the years, and I am currently doting over a small pomegranate tree that is covered in flowers, but that is the extent to my gardening exploits.

The first time I experienced food offerings, other than zucchini, which are inescapable, even in New York City, it was leeks.  I was given about 10 large stalks.  At least I think they are referred...



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