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Chatter That Matters: April 17, 2013

caines | 4/18/2013, 5:30 a.m.

Gladys Bracy-Smith enjoys walking, singing and praying with all of her gang at Arcola Lakes Park and meeting with members of the Louie Bing Athletic Foundation. Last Friday she met at Sadies in Opa-Locka along with Treneise Henderson, Marva and Bartow Duhart, Dr. Inez Strachan-Rowe, Linda Cummings, Gloria Orr, Barbara Wright, Virginia Wright, Mother Mamie Williams, Inez Rozier, Edward Walker, Rodine and Frank Strother, Norma Coes, Luke and Daisy Emmers, Laverne Roundtree and Stan Lawson. The group met to plan a birthday celebration. For the past three decades, the Dade County Chapter of The Charmettes, Inc. has recognized note-worthy individuals in our commuity. This year honorees are: Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Rev. Frances I. McCray, Dr. Dazelle D. Simpson, Bea L. Hines, Ivan Yaeger, Dr. Rudy Moise and Rev. Richard P. Dunn, II.. They will be recognized at Shulas in Miami Lakes on Saturday, April 27. If interested, call Tara Paramore at 305-336-1936. Antonio Holley from Baltimore, MD. was pleasantly surprised with a birthday party given by Dee Dee Green and invited families living on N.W. 89th Street including the Strachans, Alexanders, Kings, Crawford, Sanchez and Peeples. Good food, and lots of dancing made it a wonderful celebration. Kameron Marshall celebrated his first year with a birthday party given by his mother Jelecio Marshall. Grandmother Sadie Marshall helped to prepare the goodies and Londe Joyce decorated with a Happy Birthday Kameron banner prominently displayed. To be sure, Kameron was excited with all of his toys and enjoyed sharing the ice cream and cake with the guests including family and friends Lisa Watson, cousins Jazmine and Khalil, godmother Shantaria Witherspoon, Susan Bolten and Devonnia Mejia. By Dr. Richard Strachan