Antique bottles pep up Faygo Book talk

The Faygo Kids at the Hamburg Township Library in Livingston Township seemed to have a great great time this week and did very well on the Pop Quiz. A special guest was Dorothy Kosciolek, who brought these Faygo bottles she once-upon-a-time rescued from the crawl space under a Detroit home doomed for the wrecking ball in the Mack-Elmwood area in the ’60s and ’70s. She and her husband were metal detecting around the homes. Notice the Feigenson Brothers Bottling Co. “FB” embossed on the bottoms. From these photos, Mike Brodzik of the Metropolitan Detroit Antique Bottle Club estimated, “The one with front embossing in a circle is from the early to mid ’20s and the other is mid 30’s to early ’30s.” He said he could perhaps nail down the exact year if he saw them in person — and he has show up for several Faygo Book talks in Macomb County. Watch for him!

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Joe Grimm

Journalist and educator, I have spent more than half my career recruiting and developing media professionals for some of the largest news operations in the country. With the guiding principle that diverse thought and perspectives make the best content, I became coaching editor and teacher who focuses on careers. I am a relational recruiter who follows people as they grow, rather than one who just fills positions. I get a big kick out of helping people achieve their ambitions and surprise themselves. I believe that demanding and fulfilling challenges make us do our best. Multimedia journalism and book-length projects are some of the challenges that keep me going. I have authored more than half a dozen books. The latest is "The Faygo Book," about an iconic Detroit bottler, coming out of Wayne State University Press in October 2018. My students produce multimedia books, too, and have published more than a dozen. I assemble diverse teams for all my books and projects.