06/24/2010 12:00 AM |

It’s been a pretty quiet news week so I don’t have much to report. I’m thinking so many of you are in the final planning stages of graduations, moving-up ceremonies and just the end of the school year business that you haven’t had time to call or e-mail me. I understand. I’m in the middle of all that myself. With two high-schoolers and one middle-schooler who is moving up, I’ve been pretty busy myself.

Congratulations to all the students graduating this weekend. May you be very successful in your future and may you look back at your school career with fond memories. Please remember to drive safe and make good decisions. I know it’s tempting to go “wild,” but don’t forget common sense.

Congratulations and good luck in your school careers to the students who are moving up in the middle school (to the high school), Pulaski Street School (to the middle school), and the students who are moving up from the elementary schools to Pulaski Street School. Use this time wisely and learn all you can while you can. If you don’t believe me when I tell you that you really have it pretty easy, ask any senior or former graduate how “real” life is once you’re out of school.

Congratulations to the Flanders Little League nine- to 12-year-olds for a great season. They held their closing-day ceremony last Saturday at Iron Point Park (Wood Road Trail field). Thank you to all the coaches, parents and all the team and sign sponsors. We all hope you enjoyed yourselves. Well done, boys and girls!

The Flanders Northampton Community Volunteer Ambulance would like to thank the community and all those who donated at their last fundraiser, held at the Flanders traffic circle on Memorial Day weekend. It’s very comforting to know that we have men and women here in our community who are here for us, so our support is vital to their being able to continue to be “There with Care.”

Happy birthday to Andy Ott, who celebrated his 13th on June 20, from your mom and the entire Ott/Pekar family. They hope you enjoyed your special day!

Happy 18th birthday to Devon Brewer, who celebrates today, June 24, from Mom, Dad, your brother, Dustin, and all your family and friends, especially “The Mike Doherty Experience.” (Ha-ha, Devon — I thought you’d get a kick out of that.) Enjoy your day!

Kathleen Shea, Spencer’s mom, made a bunch of T-shirts for Spencer’s fundraiser. Being a mom and worried about everyone not getting a shirt, she has a bunch extra and they are for sale for only $5 each. The ones we have are white with green writing that says “Fighting Irish” on the front and on the back is a design by Spencer’s brother, Tyler, with SMS (Spencer’s initials) in the middle. If you’d like one, please call or e-mail me and I’ll get it right to you. All proceeds go to the continuation of Spencer’s care.

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and I really hope to hear from you all soon. Once things settle down, maybe I’ll get some more calls and e-mails. Please drive safely and use good judgment. The life you save may be your own.