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Around Town in June 2011

admin | 9/11/2011, 8:40 a.m.

Please join Saint Agnes men and boys and our congregation, as we observe our 27th Annual Observance of Men and Boys Day at 10 a.m. on June 26th. Our guest speaker is The Honorable Oliver G. Gilbert, III Councilman District 6 City of Miami Gardens. The honoree is Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Publisher Emeritus of the Miami Times. Harold Meadows is the chairman and Lemuel R. Moncur, co-chairman. The theme is: Let the light of Christ rekindle your Spirit and renew your sense of commitment. Happy wedding anniversary greetings go out to one of my former students who I love dearly, Dr. Sharrie Dean-Collins and her husband Minister Earl Collins, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 12. Get well wishes and our prayers go out to all of you: Rachel Reeves, Marian Shannon, Winston Scavella, Inez McKinney Dean-Johnson, Nathaniel Gordon, Lessie Paige Smith, Louise H. Cleare, Mary Allen, Naomi Allen-Adams and Willie Reed Williams. Doril and Bertha Sneed, were elated to have their grandson Doril III and his wife LaTasha and their four siblings visiting the family. Doril and his family live in Ashville, North Carolina and are in our city as the houseguest of The Sneeds, The Reeds, The Jean and Solomon family. Vonkeva Sneed, Bert and Doril granddaughter, along with her two children are also visiting family members and friends. Happy belated birthday goes out to Lovonia Freeman Robinson, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends. Very sorry I was unable to attend, thanks for the invite. Hearty congratulations goes out to former Miamian, Attorney Clarence D. Armbrister, better known to his friends as Clay, who has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of John Hopkins University. He is presently the Chief of Staff to Philadelphias Mayor and the former Executive Vice President of Temple University. Clarence is the son of the late Leo and Viola Higgs-Armbrister and the brother of Ltc. Anthony Paul and brother-in-law of Jaunita Williams-Armbrister. Most of us in Miami were sadden on Sunday night when our Miami Heat basketball players lost the basketball game to the Dallas Mavericks. Perhaps next year, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James along with the other Miami Heat players will have another opportunity (we hope) next year. Best of luck Miami Heat! Hearty congratulations to Bernadette Poitier, president of Spelman College Alumna. Soror Poitier, your Delta sorors are all proud of you! By the way, Soror Poitier is a member of a pioneer family: her father was Dr. Joseph Poitier, a pharmacist and her mother was Josephine Spicer-Poitier, a teacher. Hats off to Alonzo and Tracy Mourning for all of the good things they do for the Overtown Youth Center. The girls and boys love you dearly, I am sure. Dont tell me it cannot be done! Zamiah Wadley, Kyah Lewis, Shania Wallace and Tatiana Barnes, made the honor roll throughout the entire school year and successfully passed the FCAT. Congrats! Very sorry I missed your fabulous birthday party, Curlene Brice-Carter. I hope you and the gang had a wonderful evening. I am sure it was fun to see old friends and classmates once again. May you live a long time and never grow old Curlene!