Saturday, January 12, 2008

Introducing Angel

Misty Green, the owner of The Green Scene Natural Food Store, has invited her niece Angel Marcell to visit her here in Orchard Hill. I’ve been told that this is a business trip rather than a social one. Angel is an up-and-coming artist who’s trying to establish her own line of greeting cards and stationary. Her cards are already for sale at the Grace Place coffee shop.

While this may be a business trip, I hope Angel will get to mix a little pleasure in, perhaps with Orchard Hill’s new real estate agent Jeff Bradley. I’ve heard he used to room with Angel’s brother Tony in college. Rumor has it that Tony has actually asked Jeff to watch out for his little sister while she’s in town, although I can’t imagine what he thinks will happen to Angel in our sleepy little burg.

Still, I wouldn’t mind having a cutie like Mr. Bradley watching over me. I wonder what Angel thinks?

Cora Applebaum

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year's Dance a Success!

The Annual New Year's Eve Dance was held at the Orchard Hill Community Building on, of course, New Year's Eve. Practically everyone in town under the age of seventy and over the age of seventeen turned out to welcome in 2008. It was interesting to note that although things have been a bit cold between Riley O'Neil and Grace Randall lately, Riley showed up to offer emotional support to Grace as her ex-fiance and his new girlfriend Janice took to the dance floor. It wasn't long before Grace and Riley disappeared from the dance altogether.

In the meantime, Riley's brother Ian was seen dancing with ice queen Lily Robinson. Will Ian be able to thaw her frosty demeanor? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

When Riley and Grace re-appeared it seems they had settled whatever was between them and they were friends again. Actually, a bit more than friends, judging by that steamy New Year's kiss!

Unfortunately, the dance didn't end quite as well for Steve. He and Janice were seen having words and it appears that she left without him. There are those who would say it served him right for dumping Grace the way he did. But that's last year's news.

Happy New Year All!
Cora Applebaum