By R.L. McCray

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We may not have Ritz Candy anymore, but now there’s a Corry candy bar. Made by Pulakos chocolates, Bloomers Flower & Gift is carrying these along with a good variety of other Pulakos chocolates. It features the downtown mural.
Speaking of murals, Findley Lake’s is now done. It’s also downtown on the Twins Docks wall of the fire department.
Tom Hansen was portraying Col. Strong Vincent during a ceremony honoring several local Civil War veterans at Erie Cemetery. Hansen, whose photo was in Friday’s Erie paper, re-enacted the fight for Little Round Top at Gettysburg where Vincent was fatally wounded and promoted to Brigadier General.
I ran into Jim Sutton at the horse races the other day. He was explaining the super trifectas and all the ways to wager. I also crossed paths with Mike Gallagher, who was with his standout athlete son, Jack, at Presque Isle Downs.
Sorry to see the passing of William “Joe” Shamburg. He was 67 and lived in Harborcreek. Gary Weeks tells me he had been raising dogs.
Joe Sonntag just completed his fourth year at Duquesne University as a pharmacy major earning dean’s list honors for both the fall and spring semesters.
The Fork and Barrel is hosting a BBQ, Beer and Birdies event on Sunday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m. They are also having Cruisin’ Nights on Saturday, June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. That starts at 5 p.m.
Longtime Union City baseball and wrestling coach Frank Cutshall has a birthday tomorrow. Bob Reiff celebrates on Monday and Liz Anderson on Tuesday (she’s probably rock climbing somewhere).
KC’s Ice Cream was packed last weekend for its opening. Must be the Makers are making the same great ice cream.
Kudos to Vicki Amoroso Hajec for posting an impression collection of photos entitled “Remembering my dad.” Joe was quite a guy, someone I’ll never forget.
Nice to see Terri Malek working the counter at North Hills Golf Course. She worked there several years ago. She also has some clients, so I guess she’s hardly retired.
The Sparta Farmers Market runs every Saturday starting today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors are welcome at $5 per table. It benefits the Clear Lake Trail.
The Clymer Yard Sales are today.
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