Yesterday

Mayor Hallinan announced a new beautification plan for Central Avenue today. She pledged to personally donate two flats of annuals for the flower beds on the west side of the street to be planted as soon as the last freeze is over. The mayor is requesting that someone with a pickup will go with her to BJ's Nursery to pick the flowers up. (Calvin Etridge, how about you?) Hallinan also urged everyone to please respect the beautification project once it is put in place. "After we make everything nice, let's work to keep it that way," Hallinan said. "Everyone knows who I'm talking about so I might as well just say it. Tim Seidell, keep that dog out of those flowers."

Three days ago

I'm happy to announce a new feature on the WONN-5 Noon News called "For Purchase In Pennington." Each week I will highlight a different local product. Next time, I'll talk to Eric Perkins of Randy's Outdoor Furniture. (Randy is still in the hospital after the band-saw accident.)

Four days ago

Here's a little tip for WONN-5 viewers. Did you know you can find up-to-date WONN-5 programming schedules online? On a computer, go to www.tvguide.com/Listings and type in our zip code. Scroll down to channel 5 and there you go -- the listings for the entire week! Easy, huh?