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Bodine’s Southend Market, 703 S. Main St., is this year’s recipient of the Civic Beautification Award from the Newark Garden Club. The club is seeking new members who enjoy gardening with like-minded people. Its next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court. Call 315-331-2233 for information.
Sue Brey, right, accepts the Newark Garden Club’s Civic Beautification Award on behalf of Bodine’s Southend Market. The annual award recognizes businesses and organizations that create an outstanding horticultural display. Pictured with Brey is club member Julia Young.
Members of the Newark Garden Club assemble at Central Park to present the annual Civic Beautification Award to Bodine’s Southend Market. Accepting the award for owners Andy and Denise Bodine was employee Sue Brey, who takes care of the flowers. Pictured, from left, are Anne Mills, Maria Fruci, Gail Chambers, Julia Young, Sue Avedisian, Brey, Christine Brightman, Barbara Wells, Virginia Bodine and Susan Brightman.
Laurie Wagner and her cat, Spooky, await their blessing during the annual “Blessing of the Animals” at Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra.
Mick Snyder’s dog, Max, receives his blessing from the Rev. Keisha Stokes at Zion Episcopal Church’s annual “Blessing of the Animals” in Palmyra.