Corry boys basketball team will open the season playing at the Erie Insurance Arena versus Fredonia, N.Y., perhaps the first athletic competition between the two schools. Corry's junior varsity team will play at 2 p.m. with the varsity game set for 3:45 p.m. Admission tickets are good for the Erie BayHawks game that night.

World War II veteran and highly-recognized Arden Earll is celebrating his 95th birthday.

Hope all goes well for Steve Frisina and Jeff Parkin in their upcoming surgeries. And get-well wishes to Mike Corradi.

Pat Miser says that her favorite part of winter is "when it's over."

The Corry trap team is hosting a breakfast and bake sale tomorrow at the VFW from 8-11 a.m.

Birthday wishes today to Mike Comitz (34) and Richard "the traveling man" Skalos. Tomorrow is Levi Catalfu's special day.

Tom Mitchell’s a birthday was yesterday and his son Matthew has a birthday on Nov. 19.

Today there's a benefit For Nikki McDonald. It's at the Moose Club starting at 1 p.m. Every little bit helps.

Best wishes to Erin Passinger and Bob Dodd who are leaving The Journal after many years of dedicated service.

We all lost a special lady with the passing of Norma Lloyd.

Belated birthday wishes to Melvin "Pinkie" Baccus and to Joe Catalfu. His father-in-law, John “Speed” Wiggers recently turned 94.

Celebrating on Monday is Kathy Shumsky and on Tuesday, Patsy Nichols turns 82 years young. She's just as spunky as ever.

Get-well wishes to Betty Burlingame, Roger's wife.

On my way to last Saturday's football game at New Era Field (home of the Buffalo Bills), I noticed that gas was $2.09 at the Native Pride places and even the Kwik Fills had it for $2.69.

The Clymer/Sherman/Panama modified football team (seventh- and eighth-grade) was undefeated featuring good size linemen. So things look bright down the road.

In case you didn’t know, Penn State Behrend basketball player Devin Pope, who scored 25 points in the Lions opening win, is the nephew of Caryn (Pope) Marrs.

Joe Almeda is headed back to work at Peek’n Peak on Monday. His wife Jen is looking forward to watching whatever she wants on TV.

My favorite line from Thursday’s football banquet came from Tim Beal. As he handed out the offensive MVP award, he noted that 30 years ago he received the same award.

The Christmas decorations downtown look good and I see that the trees were going up yesterday.

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