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Opinion: Good deed becomes charity mishap

Bobby Maszak just wanted to do a good deed for a relative, but a simple online request for a Christmas tree donation went in directions he probably didn't anticipate, and the result might be a cautionary tale for us all.

Maszak posted a message on a local Facebook group Friday, Dec. 12, asking if anyone had a spare Christmas tree. He planned to give it to a Homewood family with three children. The family is struggling financially, and the father told Maszak he didn't think they could afford a tree this year.

'Holiday for the Holidays' tribute will honor jazz great Billie Holiday

Robin Watson will perform a tribute to 
Billie Holiday at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 
Dec. 4, at Ravisloe Country Club.

H-F band car wash does bikes too

My bike hasn't been washed since 2009.That's when I got it,  and I didn't wash it then, either, so I know it's been at least that long since it has experienced soap. 

But on my way west on 183rd Street Saturday I came across the HF band fundraiser car wash. Michael Colton shouted as I went past, "We can wash your bike!"

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