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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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