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Community Review
New experiences in Boro
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    Where did May go? I can’t believe June’s already here. You know what that means—Christmas is only six months away. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas—my favorite holiday.
    Monday was Memorial Day—the day that we as a nation set aside to remember our family members and friends who gave their lives for our country. As I wrote in my blog, Monday’s ceremony was most touching. I never expected the emotional reaction I experienced as the names were read, but as I sat there listening, I realized that each name represented not only a life but also the hopes and dreams of fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, spouses and children—hopes and dreams that would never reach fruition, voices stilled forever. If you have never attended a Memorial Day ceremony, please make a point to do so next year. You won’t regret it.
    Tuesday, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with the folks at the Town Hall in Portal. Caroline Brooks is our new Community Correspon-dent from Portal and will bring us the Portal news beginning next week. Don’t let Portal fool you. It just looks like a sleepy little town. Portal has lots going on, and Caroline will tell us all about it.
Dining Guide
    We have made the Dining Guide easier for you to use. This change will help you find the restaurants that have their information online for you. Look for the names in bold—they’re the ones with the menus and pictures for you to see. Be sure to tell the manager that you appreciate this service.
    We welcome KBOB Kelly’s to the Dining Guide this week. They offer a totally different dining experience from any place in Statesboro. They call their fare European pub food. In addition to sandwiches, they serve gyros with wonderfully flavored large portions of beef, lamb or chicken. Also, they offer a regular peanut butter sandwich, and they offer a Nutella sandwich. If you haven’t tried Nutella, it’s a wonderful spread similar to peanut butter, but made with hazelnuts instead. There’s so much more to talk about like their wonderful Belgian fries—we’re talking real potato, really crisp—but space won’t permit. Go to the Web site; check them out on the Dining Guide and head on down to South Main.
    Another of our Dining Guide restaurants has recently remodeled. Nate Williams over at Applebee’s told me about it, so I dropped by to see. They have seven brand new 42-inch plasma televisions for your enjoyment. Take a look at their menu on the Dining Guide and go see what they’ve done. It looks great!
    The June issue of Kidsville News is available. It went out with the print edition on Friday, and you can get it at news stands around town. Keep up with Truman this summer. You never know when he might pay us a visit.
    Also, the Draw Truman contest winners are in this month’s edition. Pick up a copy to see them. Watch for future contests.
    Kidsville News is provided free of charge to every student in elementary school in Bulloch County. This is made possible by the generous sponsors who know the importance of literacy and healthy habits.
    If your business or organization would like to help, please give me a call.
    Community News Editor Pat Homer can be reached by phone at (912) 489-9465 or by e-mail at
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