Hey, Who Needs Culture?

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As it turned out, the tour of Val-Kill was a total snooze fest, a dud, with a lecture on civil rights thrown in for free, that I WISH these bowling lanes had been open for all the effort we made to get to Hyde Park.
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The GOOD news is that the HoeBowl is under reconstruction and every sign indicates it will return, same name. I’m there! But not as a hoe! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Hey, Who Needs Culture?

      1. Been named that forever. My father bowled there in his leagues and in Dutchess County tournaments. Their logo used to be a “hobo” with the 5 o’clock shadow and the stick and bandana bundle. Their “headquarters” property in Poughkeepsie was the “Mardi-Bob” lanes. Self-named by the owners.

        1. I had friends on Martha’s Vineyard whose last name was Hoar. Very prominent old New England name of which they were very proud. I guess if your last name is Hoe or Hoar, you quickly grow a pair and have a strong backbone. Or take judo.

  1. The Hoe family has been a bowling lane fixture in Poughkeepsie since the 50s. There’s a HoeBowl still open in Poughkeepsie. The one you passed in Hyde Park closed more than a decade ago. At one point it was supposed to become a senior housing facility but that was a couple of years ago.

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