07/11/19 8:00am

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTOS
Proud dog owners during the pet parade that took place during the annual Blessing of the Pets ceremony at Our Lady of the Isle Church on July 7.

On the sweltering morning of July 7, approximately 30 dogs — 9 small dogs and 18 big dogs — and their human companions, plus one reporter, gathered in a shady park across the street from Our Lady of the Isle Church for the annual “Blessing of the Pets” ceremony.

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07/08/19 2:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Thomas Graffagnino recently offered thoughts about his service and the work ahead for the newly constituted Board of Education.

On the morning of July 1, former Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino sat in the audience of the school’s conference room, watching his successors announce the official hiring of Brian Doelger as superintendent of schools. (more…)

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05/04/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at Monday’s memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at Monday’s memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura.

The lilting sound of a single flute filled a nearly empty St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Evening light from stained glass windows fell on polished wooden pews a half hour before the Monday evening memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura. (more…)