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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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