Dec. 9 was sure special for the Hetrick family. On that day, 47 years ago, Dave and Maxine Hetrick got married in Pleasantville. That was a half hour after Dave's sister Judy married Tony Wright — in the same church. Here's the amazing thing. "We didn't know they were even there," Dave points out.

Great to see that Corry's newest U.S. Marine is Lucas Peterson who was sworn in over the weekend and will leave in September. He's Dawn and Lonnie's son.

Santa Claus seemed to be everywhere on Friday in downtown Corry, or at least it appeared that way. I understand Jake Royek was great at Peek'n Peak, Chuck Mack with Mrs. Claus (his wife Darlene) at the American Legion and Bill Raupach remains busy ho-ho-hoing.

Ski buffs probably saw that Peek'n Peak won't open this Friday since there's not much snow, and the plan is to open next Friday, Dec. 20.

One plus of driving to Erie was that gas was $2.71 after passing Seneca High School and coming back through Waterford it was $2.67.

I'm told that Corry's Dairy Queen will be closing this Sunday.

A special thank you to the person who found a credit card and turned it into the Corry police rather than using it and running up charges.

One person who has memories of the now destroyed Mayville Diner is Andy Tomcho. Ask him about it.

Happy 23rd anniversary to Angie and Scott Burlew.

Belated birthday wishes to Nancy Ross, Bernie's lovely wife.

Today, as it is every year, is birthday time for Omar Chase and Dave “Popo” Popovich, plus Paul Downey. It’s also Angela Hunt’s special day.

Celebrating tomorrow are Terri Malek, Teresa Gluvna and Mary Fox. Vicki Keener celebrates on Friday.

CAHS athletic director Patti Brown tells me that several vacancies exist. They include both the boys and girls soccer head coaching positions, assistant football coach and girls basketball coach in the middle school plus the varsity football cheerleader sponsor. If interested, contact Brown at the high school.

Pin to Win tickets are still available and it all starts with tonight’s home wrestling match.

At Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce first-ever Christmas Ball at the Fork & Barrel, Maxine and Cosmo Pelican sure looked sharp. They certainly dress up well.

The famous Cahal Dunne will perform his “Wonderful World of Christmas” on Friday at the St. Elizabeth Paraish Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and $15 general admission. Dunne was of one my late uncle Jim Hannan’s all-time favorites.

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