Thanks to the generosity of the Vanderblock-Wheedle Charitable Trust, this week’s concert by the Duck Hollow Philharmonic will be attended by all the mobile patients from the Browns Hill Tuberculosis Sanatorium. The concert will include a special performance of John Cage’s 4’33”.

The Bland Street Merchants’ Association is sponsoring a “Taste of Blandville” event Saturday afternoon. Come in to enjoy all the varied flavors of our community, from the pretzels at Kalkbrenner’s bar to the Twinkies at the Pharm-Aid.

Contemporary worship services at St. Aquila Lutheran Church are discontinued as of next Sunday, because the last two parishioners who remember any of those songs both died of old age last week.

The Vietnam Veterans’ Foundation will be collecting in the neighborhood Wednesday morning. If you have any Vietnam veterans you are no longer using, please leave them out at the curb for pickup by 8 a.m. The Foundation has asked us to remind everyone to mark their donations “Vietnam Veterans’ Foundation,” so that we do not have another mixup with the trash crews like we had last year.

City police have asked citizens to be on the lookout for a white male, 56 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches, 190 pounds, dark brown hair greying at the temples, last seen wearing a navy-blue suit with a yellow striped tie, and going by the name of Anthony P. Cavatelli. Mr. Cavatelli is the chairman of the city council’s Public Safety Committee, and police would like to speak to him about the benefits-reduction bill his committee recently sent on to the full council.


  1. John M says:

    One hopes the audience will be silent during the performance of John Cage’s 4’33”.

  2. Dear Dr. Boli,

    While I was being driven by a friend I was visiting in Pittsburgh, she said: “You have to watch out for drivers who are driving the other straight ahead.” I didn’t see what she was referring to, because my eyes were closed in terror. What could she have meant by it?

    Sincerely, A Passenger in Pittsburgh

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