Al Bishop

Bollman Bridge third-graders help needy for Valentine's Day

HERE COMES Valentine's Day, when we remember love. We grant -- and receive -- tokens of affection, small bits of cheer in this winter season.

It is a brief reminder that spring will come, although February and March seem to be the longest months.

Third-graders at Bollman Bridge Elementary are enriching their Valentine's Day observances with philanthropy.

Erica Esposito and Katie Skojec are working together to help a child in a foreign country receive medical care.

The two girls are selling carnations to fellow students for Valentine's Day. The proceeds go to Operation Smile, a program offering facial reconstruction to children who need the...