Around Town – March 25

Orchids to …

• the Columbus Area Arts Council for making programming changes and looking toward the future.

• Jim and Vicky Jarvis because we really appreciated you two, from Teresa, James and Tory.

• the Columbus Board of Public Works and Safety for removing a branch from a Ninth Street alley.

• the Cheek family for its help.

• Chris, the manager at Jay C, who is helping to donate to the Edinburgh food bank.

• Pam Clark for the thoughtful letter to the editor about what it means to put America first.

• Jay Frederick and Larry Perkinson for taking time out of their busy schedules to educate members of our community on the growing opioid abuse problem in Columbus.

• the Hour Glass Laundry on 24th and Cottage for its friendliness and helpfulness.

• Peter Grossman for the well-written column on immigration, which states facts instead of alternative facts.

• Pam Clark for her letter to the editor.

• Connie and Steve at Auto Repair for getting my car in and fixing it.

Onions to …

• those who think we have to have conversations and raise awareness about made-up words and conditions.

• those who destroy public art.

• the people who are responsible for not filling all the large holes on Long Road right off of U.S. 31.

• the city for not having a greater diversity of restaurant choices.

• the neighbors who leave their mattresses and box springs on the front porch.

• the lady who is nosy and interested in another person’s business.

• those for the ugliest birthday cake I have ever purchased.

• all the small groups of people who have conversations that won’t do a thing to help problems in our community.

Happy Birthday to …

• Paul Moffatt, from your family and Donna.

• Kelly Kellams, from your family and Donna.

• Brady McNealy, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Piper Spurgeon.

• Ben Thayer.

• Gary Johnson.

• Jessica Zollman.

• Connor Gearhart.

• Caroline Christine Tuelle.

• Rachael McNicholas.

• Tyler Harker.

• Debbie Maxie, from Sherry.

• William on No. 7, from Mommy and Daddy.

• Cheyenne Wilkins and Freddie Monday, from Pastor Lewis Burton and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Mark Wray, from Pat, Mike and family.

• Danielle Simmons on No. 19, from your Nanny.