Archive - Jun 16, 2013
Arthur Frederick Dobson, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, suddenly, following an accident on a biking trip with friends in Croatia, Slovinia and Italy at age 66.
He experienced no pain and died doing what he loved: riding his bike in an extremely beautiful part of the world, surrounded by friends.
Born in North Plainfield, N.J., Art was a loving husband and the greatest dad in the world.
He awaited the birth of his first granddaughter with as much joy as a heart could hold.
He was a beloved brother, uncle and friend to many.
The Free Lunch Program is underway once again for the summer.
Any child up to 18 years of age is welcome to come in and eat lunch for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p..m. Monday through Friday, now through Aug. 21, at the PAHS cafeteria.
Pictured enjoying their free lunches at the PAHS cafeteria are (from left) Jennifer Smith, Jayden Hyde and Chloe Boal.
Read more details in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
It may have been a bit chilly Saturday evening, but that didn't stop those from the Walston community and surrounding area from coming out to see fireworks sponsored by the Walston Club through the Walston Playground, where they were set off.
Members of the Walston Club said that the fireworks were being set off for the St. Anthony's weekend.
Carey Pyrotechnic artists were in charge of the fireworks.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
June 16, 1897
The Maccabees Sermon
Last Sunday, about fifty members of the order of Maccabees assembled in their lodge rooms, and at 10:45 o'clock marched to the Baptist church where they occupied seats in a body.
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 452 and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Court St. Rita No. 353 will sponsor a Red Cross bloodmobile at SS.C.D. on Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m.
All blood types are needed, and walk-ins are welcome.
Pictured here are (from left) Joe Harcleroad, Knights of Columbus treasurer; Frank McSteen, Knights of Columbus Deputy Grand Knight; Pat Rougeux, Red Cross volunteer and CDA blood drive chairperson; Bernie Horner, CDA treasurer; and Joe Henninger, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight.