Florence Dahl is a resident at Corry Manor and she celebrated her 97th birthday on Nov. 30. Her sons, Brad Dahl, living in Hoover, Ala., and Steve Dahl, living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, were unable to travel to Pa. for the birthday celebration. But her daughter, Brenda Flores of Pittsburgh was able to be with her. Brenda was able to make computer connections so that the four of them had an enjoyable time of conversation and family togetherness. The staff at Corry Manor made her birthday a festive time with greetings, balloons, and, for a special treat, ice cream.

Birthday wishes today to Craig “Red” Culver, Jody Burrows, Tim Giardini and Bonnie Sickler. Judy Heidler’s special day is tomorrow, Julie Kurelowech and Mike Zarger on Monday. Mike Einink and Amanda Cass celebrate on Tuesday.

Emily Sechriest formerly Emily Komenda of Bear Lake celebrated a 95th birthday on Thursday. She was a Columbus/Corry native and grew up on the Komenda Homestead on Route 6 just outside of Columbus.

Oops. The last name of the former Corryite who passed away is Edwards, Audrey Edwards. Her husband of 50 years, Joseph, died, June 1, 1997.

Remember, Corry’s holiday home tour is today through 2 p.m.

My neighbor, Brian Patten, was approved this week as the head baseball coach at Union City Area High School. He’s coached the Elks Little League team for as long as I can remember.

Though the soccer season is over, Mickey Sekerak is still driving students in a school bus.

The First Presbyterian Church will hold it's annual Cookie House on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Fresh, assorted, home-baked cookies and candy will be available for sale. Proceeds will go to the church youth activities.

Tomorrow, after both masses at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, the Catholic Daughters of America will be holding a fudge sale.

A Spin-a-Thon to benefit the local Food Pantry is set for next Saturday at the YMCA from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Many different spin Instructors will be on hand. They are looking for 10 teams to fill 10 bikes. The goal is to raise $500 per team to have 100% of the proceeds donated to the Food Pantry. All levels of cyclists can participate. Register at the Y.

I could hardly believe how fast people were driving in the snowstorm on Wednesday — and some who did not use their headlights.

Happy 32nd anniversary to Judy and Ralph Amoroso tomorrow. Too bad his 49ers are playing the Saints that day.

Anything new? Email me at rlmccray@thecorryjournal.com.

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