By R.L. McCray

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Editor’s note: With no Journal printed on Wednesdays for the time being, this column will appear on Tuesdays and Saturdays, except this Saturday because of July 4. It will appear on Friday.




Two of my 1969 classmates, Corry's Cheryl (Robbins) and Frank Zalik, were featured with a large color photo in Sunday's Erie newspaper. They have been running Wild Bird Unlimited in the Village West shopping plaza for 30 years. They are closing the business in October and plan to retire. The coronavirus isn't the only reason for their decision but, as Cheryl claims, it gave them a push.

"And, they look the same as the day we graduated," claims Marsha Marsh.

Kudos to Scott Scouten and his son Daniel Scouten for working hard to get Corry Moose Lodge No. 98 listed as a premier lodge. It used to be called Merit Award in 2001/2002. It changed to premier lodge award. Since then it has only been awarded here one other time, years ago.

If you see Lynne Bemis smiling, it's because she's officially retired from the Clymer Central School District after 30 years.

Happy 90th birthday tomorrow to Cosmo Pelican. Wednesday's other birthdays belong to Julie Maloney, Chase Carpenter, Brenda Carey and Jim Becker. Celebrating Thursday are Kris Walsh, Judy Lathrop and Jackie Sampsell. Deb Mulligan's birthday is Friday.

Happy anniversaries earlier this week to Pat and Kelly Goodsel (no. 25), Tifani and Gary Whiteley (16th) and Clymer's Sara and Brian Sullivan (seventh) and Lisa and Daland Perry (24th).

Lisa and Jen Beal posed some nice photos of the Clymer graduation held at Peek'n Peak's Sugar House this past Friday. The grads got to ride on the chair lift before receiving their diplomas. 

My 1969 classmate Bill Miller's band Gypsy Heart will be playing an open air concert in Corry this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Don't forget that the farmers market opens Friday morning at the city park. Jean and Tom VanTassel can hardly wait.

Congrats to Abby Bowen for making the dean's list at Gannon University. She's in the accelerated physician assistant program. You may have seen her smiling face working in the clubhouse at North Hills Golf Course.

Cutting Lanes will be open starting tonight at 7 p.m. "It has been 105 days that we have been closed," noted owner Dan Bemis. 

Finally, wishing Anita Baker fun and relaxation as she retires July 1 after 39 years at Northwest Savings Bank.

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