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Orchids & Onions (February 5, 2013)

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Snow Orchids to…

• Due to the high volume of storm-related Orchids for snow removal and other assistance and to ensure everyone is recognized in a timely manner, we will run an abbreviated version of those Orchids.

• the city for plowing the snow on People Trails.

• Frank Reed on Hartford Avenue, from Kathy Crider.

• the people responsible for making a pathway for bike riders and walkers from Rocky Ford Road to Home Avenue and Westenedge Drive.

Orchids to…

• the 107 students who attended and helped make our cheer clinic a huge success, from Columbus East cheerleaders and coaches.

• the police officer who bought my soda Monday morning at Crystal Flash for his act of kindness, from Mary Monroe.

• Kelsey and her mom for the Starbucks hot chocolate on Friday, from crossing guard Pam Newland.

• the person who found my cellphone in the Red Lobster parking lot and set it on my car door handle.

• Emily Smith for helping me take care of Jon in class today, from Kendra Fields.

• Jennifer Willhite for the great article in Sunday’s Lifestyles section on healing hearts and minds, from a heart patient.

• Dr. Montgomery for assisting me with a medical issue in the middle of the night Saturday, from Michelle Graves.

• Patti Crider at Wells Fargo for moving her car to help a neighbor in need.

Onions to…

• doctors who aren’t considerate of patients’ appointment times.

• state parks that aren’t handicapped-accessible.

• those who complain about the lights on the Second Street Bridge.

• the women who caused an accident on southbound lane of U.S. 31 and didn’t stop to see if the other person was all right.

• the Super Bowl halftime show.

• the gym that raises our dues every year but never clears the parking lot of snow and ice.

• the city-owned building that still has Christmas trees up.

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