Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The end is near for candlepin bowling as Natick landmark will close

It was the longtime home of the long running Saturday noontime bowling show that ran on channel 5 for nearly 40 years. Now word comes that Fairway Sports World on Route 9 in Natick will close later this month.
Fairway's Farewell: What does it say about leisure time in the 21st century?

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An 81-year-old Korean War veteran, Lupinski recalled when "whole families were involved" in bowling leagues or related activities.
Later, he and his wife, Alice, said families with two working parents are so busy it's the grandparents who often take children bowling.
"Bowling is a dying thing. I don't know if there's going to be any lanes left in 10 years. I feel bad for parents because there's not so many activities for kids in town," he said.

Here is a video of the most famous match in the history of the channel 5 bowling show.....

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