Let me just say the weather was perfect for our Memorial Day parade. I’m late getting my Memorial Day news in as I send my news over on Sunday evening and then was busy with Memorial Day things. So, I’ll give a brief account of what went on. First, thanks Joyce Hails for the good job she did in painting the bombs in the park and the flag pole at the monument. Thanks to Brian McGuire for putting the red letters on the bombs. Since the bridge in town is being worked on, the parade started a little closer to the park. Thanks to all those who marched. Thanks to Sam Burke for being in charge of getting kids to participate for the Civic Association. I was lax in getting this done earlier, so maybe we’ll have more kids next year. Thanks to Brian McGuire for the sound system. Clinton Higley, Jr. was an excellent speaker; the band did well and looked really nice in their uniforms; Kaeleigh and Kyleigh McDonald did well in placing the wreath at the monument, which was made by Heather McDonald. Thanks to all of you who came out to make the day special.
Weather has been off and on with cool, then warm, then dark and cloudy. I heard for the week it’s to be showery until Thursday. We’ll see what we get.
St. Vladimir’s Church has pierogies for sale. To order, call 570-928-1099.
Flag Day coming on the 14th; fly your American flag proudly.
Flea market coming up on Saturday, the 16th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Something for everyone. There will be Lopez hoodies and t-shirts available for sale.
Congratulations to Katie Winiger and Drew on the birth of their baby girl, Evelyn Jo, on May 30th. Grandmother is Wendy (Walosin) Balik; great grandmother is Mrs. Carmela Walosin. Drew, Katie and Evelyn Jo are all doing well.
Hard to realize that the month of June is into the second week already. Kids will be out of school and enjoying their summer vacation. Please drive slowly when on these streets as the kids do ride bikes, scooters and play on the road.
Bridge work is coming along well. Talked to one of the guys the other day and asked when he thought it might be done. He said it’s very hard to tell, but they’re hoping late October. If sooner, that will be good too. Never know when the weather isn’t going to cooperate. Check out the Lopez website, click on Lopez News, and you can see the progress.
Next Civic meeting will be Tuesday, June 19th, 6 p.m. I think it will be warm enough to meet at the Pavilion.
Lots of summer activities on the horizon. Check the Sully to find out. Kids will be involved in sports; 4-H clubs have started; many different things.
I see folks are finally getting a lot of their garden planted and I see a lot of flowers and hanging baskets too. Just hope the weather stays nice so it all doesn’t get ruined.
Mr. Bear has been around. He’s a big guy and takes down the feeder even if it’s empty. There is also a Mama Bear with two cubs running around. They are coming out earlier in the day, so be aware. Never know when you might see them. With the kids out of school and out and about, it can be a danger with them so close.
Had a nice visit with Bob, Jr. and Tyler McGuire, Hunlock Creek, when they came to spend the day on Saturday. Congratulations to Tyler on the awards he got at moving up day at Lake Lehman Jr./Sr. High School. Proud of him. A Chemistry Award and a Spanish award.
HINT: “Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing.”
Happy Birthday wishes to Sandra Kriel, 14th. Hope you have a great day.
B’s gang says Happy Birthday to Nina Weslowski, 14th; and Marty Slocum, 16th. Have a nice day.
Joe and Diane Fanning, along with Molly, Landenberg, spent a few days at their home on Church Street. Got some yard work done. Had the bear up there on Friday evening.
Guess that’s the news for now. Enjoy your week; at least we don’t have the “white” stuff to worry about. So, it’s a little hot and humid. I’ll take that over snow and cold any time. Have news, call me at 570-928-9238; mail me; see me; or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll get it in for you. I’ll be here next time and thanks for reading.
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9:00 Monday morning heard thumping out back. Went from the bedroom to next room to see what it was and looked out the second story window and there is a bear on our roof messing with my bird feeder. Tried to show her off and take a few photos at the same time but she was more interested in the bird seed. ‘She climbed up 23 feet of my TV tower to get on the roof. She tore the feeder down and with the sound of a 22 shot in the air, she started down the tower. As she went over the hill, two cubs came down from an apple tree and followed.