Rotarians Give Students a Glimpse of the Old Normal

Photo by David Laurell / Burbank Leader
Local Rotarians Albert Hernandez, Barry Gussow and Kelli Lowers worked to bring a little normalcy to the students of Washington Elementary School.

People of all ages dressing as ghouls, goblins, witches or popular-culture characters for Halloween.
That’s a normal late October occurrence.
Teachers personally interacting with their students.
That’s a normal school-day occurrence.
Children losing themselves within the stories and pictures of a new book.
That’s a normal childhood occurrence.
Sadly, these are not normal times.
“We’re living in a time when normalcy is in short supply,” said Albert Hernandez of the Burbank Noon Rotary Club. “Because of that, we wanted to do something to bring about a sense of normalcy — to give kids the chance to dress up for Halloween, get to see their teachers or, in some cases, to actually meet them for the first time, and be given an age-appropriate book they can enjoy.”

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Obituary | Ingeborg J. Cesh

Phippsburg, Maine — Ingeborg J. Cesh, 81, of Paradise Cove passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine.
She was born in Limburg, Germany on February 1, 1939, a daughter of Willibald and Herta (Baumgart) Brunk. She attended school in Germany and received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering. She met and married her husband, Siegfried in Germany and they married in 1961. In 1963, they moved to California where she was employed as an insurance adjuster for Siemens before giving birth to her two daughters.

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