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Some days are filled with a variety of opportunities to be out and about. Sunday, May 20 is one of those days. Great Sage will be donating a percentage of sales for the entire day to the Humane Society of the United States.

Those interested in making quilts for people who are seriously ill or otherwise suffering stressful circumstances might want to join Prayers and Squares at Triadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church on Brighton Dam Road at 1 p.m. You do not need to have sewing expertise to help.

Music lovers might enjoy hearing The Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra performing its final concert of the 48th season at 3 p.m. in the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre of CCBC in Catonsville. Angelo Gatto will be directing works by Mozart, Shubert, Strauss and Bach. General admission is $12 or $8 for seniors and students. For information, visit http://www.myso.info .

Some of our very talented young musicians might want to audition for the 49th season of MYSO on June 2 or June 9 at the Fine and Performing Arts Building. Audition information is available by visiting http://www.myso.info.

Happy birthday wishes are being sent to Christine Gibb who will be 9 years old on May 23. Have a great day, Christine.

Congratulations to the River Hill High School marching band on being selected to participate in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Parade. They'll be doing some fundraising and lots of practicing in the months ahead. Some things can be done on the spur of the moment, but long-range planning makes other things happen more smoothly. If you want to be there along the parade route to cheer our marching band, now is a good time to think about making reservations.

Do you love cold and snow or are you thrilled when spring gives promise of warmer days to come? My friend, Joyce Ludy, and I take opposite views of the weather. That means one of us is always happy with the weather and sometimes both of us.

Recently, Joyce and Lloyd got to extend the snow season. They visited former Fulton resident Fay Johnston and his mom Irene at their home in Eaton, N.Y. Nearly every day brought snow squalls or flurries along with sub-freezing temperatures. They enjoyed the warm cozy comradery, table games and loads of good food cooked by Fay. It's good to see old friends when you can and the snow made everything look beautiful.

Congratulations to River Hill High senior Kendra Rosnik on receiving the Rensselaer Medal. Because Kendra demonstrated exemplary math and science achievement, she is guaranteed at least a $15,000-a-year scholarship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Way to go, Kendra.

Ruth Huffman is enjoying activities with Cub Scout Den 7 of Pack 737. The boys recently went to Kendall Hardware to make birdhouses. Help from Steve Kendall and Don Sekira was much appreciated. This was an elective project for the boys who have all just earned their Bear patches. Next they were off for a weekend at Cub World in Pennsylvania. Keep having fun, guys. Many thanks to the adults who make it all possible.

A helpful person. A familiar face. We may not have known the name and yet, we miss the face when that special person is gone. The loss is palpable for those who were closer.

Giant lost a fine pharmacist after a short battle with cancer. John Vaccacio ably served our community at Giant for quite a few years. John was a wonderful man who will be sorely missed by co-workers and his many fans. I know the pharmacy is usually a busy place, but pharmacy manager Suzanne Suter-Lowe and staff probably wouldn't mind if you pause to share a few brief memories of John and his impact on your life. Our hearts go out in sympathy to the Vaccacio family and Giant pharmacy staff.

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