Weather, weather, weather. What can I say. It rained Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday, and was cold and windy. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were nice until Sunday afternoon when we started getting severe storm warnings. We didn’t get what they had said, but did have rain, wind, thunder and lightning off an on most of the evening. Haven’t heard what the week will bring, but I hope it’ll be good weather for the Holiday weekend coming up, with Memorial Day parades and picnics. We sure don’t need this rain.
Sincere and deepest sympathy to the family, relatives and many, many friends of V Rev Gary Matychak as his wife, Georgette, passed away early Sunday morning. Gary was born and raised in Lopez, became a priest and lives in Altoona. Thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.
Congratulations to Dustin and Samantha Burke on the birth of their son. Deacon James Burke was born on the 15th, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. and 20 inches long. He has two brothers, Gaige and Grayson at home. Have fun with this little bundle of joy.
Ted and Mary Lowden, Maple Terrace, spent a few days in NJ with TJ, Alison and Jase Lowden. They were there for Jase’s first birthday celebration. They all had a wonderful time. Hardly seems possible he’s one year old already. Time passes by so fast.
I hope you all got out and voted on Tuesday. Even if the person/persons you voted for didn’t make it, you did your duty and had the privilege to vote.
St. Vladimirs Church has pierogies for sale. To order, call 570-928-1099.
If you happen to see Jake Gardner around, wish him a very Happy Birthday as he celebrates 91 years young on the 26th.
Happy Birthday to Michele Craig, 26th; Nick DeSanto, 29th and Bruno Day, 31st. Have a nice day.
B’s gang send birthday wishes to Sandy Pardoe as her special day is the 31st.
Happy Anniversary to Tony and Patti Sneidar, 26th; Joe and Diane Fanning, 28th; and Jack and Joyce Walsh, 29th. Have a great day.
Marc and Lisa Fenster, Philly, spent some time at their home here. They also visited their daughter, Beth, Anthony, Dominic and Christopher Sneidar at their new home in Dushore. Good time for all.
HINT: “Add Sage and Rosemary to your campfire to help keep mosquitos and bugs away: wrap the Herbs in some aluminum foil…..wet it…..poke some holes in the foil…..it will smoke all night.”
HINT: “Take 1 gallon of vinegar 2 cups of Epsom salts and ¼ cup of dish soap, mix all together and pour some into a spray bottle and spray your weeds in the morning and they will be dead by evening. It also takes them longer to come back. Just don’t spray what you don’t want to kill. This does work.”
Keep checking this column on the Lopez web site for more tips.
www.lopezpa.com than click on JoAnn’s photo. That’s the news for now from the soggy, squishy yard in Lopez. Enjoy your week, rain or no rain. It could be much worse. Be thankful for what you do have. 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. Thanks for reading and I’ll be here next time.