Around Town – May 3

Orchids to …

• the staff at Flintwood Wesleyan voting center last week for making my voting experience easy and fun.

• Bri, Beth, Amy, Brandon and everyone who helped in any way for running the blood drive at DSI on Thursday.

• Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Holloway and Mrs. Gangal for being such wonderful and inspirational teachers, from the Malanoski family.

• all the people on 10th Street on Sunday evening who stopped and let all the baby geese cross the street.

• my friends in the countryside for their support, Christina Varo.

• Joshua Walls, way to go, from Grandma Mary.

• Northside Middle School Navigator team for its generous contributions to the Angel Tree Fund at YES Cinema.

• Royalty Athletics for starting up the only special needs cheerleading team in Columbus, from a grandmother.

Onions to …

• local businesses that constantly change their hours so you never know when they are really open.

• those working in the government office who are very rude to the public and to their boss who allows it.

• the current administration for not keeping the public up to date with social media postings.

• people with no retail background thinking they can successfully run a retail business.

• people who blow their nose in public, especially when in close proximity to or directly facing others.

• employees who wear strong fragrances during work hours.

• the manager and the company for not correcting their sewage problems, causing residents to live in unpleasant odors.

• the inconsiderate parents who would rather tie up traffic and put students at risk instead of using the drop-off lane.

• the city for not putting mulch in the Ninth Street Park.

• the driver who did not understand the double drive-thru lanes that the lines divide before you get to the speaker.

• employers who verbally harass employees

• the church that serves a non-nutritious hot meal.

• The Republic for lack of information to date on the Kentucky Derby.

• schools that charge the full lunch price of $2.45 when I am having to donate hot dogs and water.

• people who don’t have a sense of humor who even complain about the comics in the newspaper.

• the red ruse standing on a downtown corner posing as art.

Happy Birthday to …

• Julie Woolls, from your family, Lori and Donna.

• Sara Schaub, from your husband.

• Kim Wolfe, from Joe and Debbie.

• Shirley Wolfe. You are very much loved and very much missed, love Joe and Debbie.

• George Hege, from Grandma Hege.

• Maggie James.

• Darrian Hanner.

• Gary Elliott.

Belated Wishes to …

• Della Weddle, from Mom and Dad Weddle.

• Franklin Capes, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Wilma Tooley, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Shawn Riley, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Patricia Thomas, from Bethel Baptist Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Preston and Jan Shera, from your family and Donna.