The week cannot go by without a few words about a really, really great guy, Ed O’Shea. If you haven’t heard, Ed died recently. For 42 years he was the village’s attorney, but also worked with Kiwanis for some 55 years. I think it’s safe to say that everyone whose life he touched came away with a smile on their face and a little more fondness for Ed. My sympathy goes to Irene, their kids, their grandchildren and his many friends. Ed made the world a better place. Wish he could have stayed around a little longer.

Speedy recovery wishes to Joe Byrnes. Joe had a heart problem a few weeks ago and we hope he’s doing well. Sandy, his wife, is an excellent nurse, so we know Joe is getting the best care possible.

Congratulations to Zanfina Rrahmani, who graduated from Proviso Math and Science Academy on Saturday. Zanfina hopes to take pre-med courses in college and will probably go on to med school. She has been working part-time at Ed’s Way and helping around the home as well. If you want to learn how to say “congratulations” in Albanian, Zanfina can teach you. Her native language is Albanian and she speaks it fluently. The apartment building at Jackson and Lathrop has been looking better and better every year because Zanfina and her family have been doing the landscaping there.

Remember the book sale at the library June 12 and 13, 9 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. You can drop off any books, tapes, Cds, DVDs, videos and magazines you’d like to donate.

Birthday wishes this week go to Christy Cesario on June 3, and to Betty Hoym, Lucien Duhem, Janeen Dunst and Daniari Dejuiera; on the 4th, Patricia Gotier, Nicholas Ross and Nancy Lovell; on June 5, Angelina Seveda, John O’Donnell, Ashton (Mae Mae) McDonnell; June 6, Gloria Hansberry; on the 7th, Cindy Wood, Janine Boy, Dawn Jasper, Pat Cassiani, Kim Jargstorf, and happy anniversary to Diane and Colin Chin; on June 8, Delores McCain has a birthday along with Hailey Ann Watson, Rev. Mark Jargstorf, Anna Mae Rogas, and anniversary greetings to Al and Jenny Juozaitis; on June 9, Robert Gerger, Jacob Koehne, Matt O’Shea, Alice Zimmerman and Edith Evert; on the 10th, happy birthday to Marge Griffin.

You can enroll in the library’s summer reading program for adults. Why should the kids have all the fun and get all the prizes? Ask at the reference desk or log on to Enroll between June 6 and July 19. Prizes are from Blue Max Coffee, Circle Theatre, Flavour Cooking School, Main Street, Girlicious, House Red, Starbucks, Sub Tender, Todd & Holland and more.

On June 4, 1917, the first Pulitzer was awarded to Julia Ward Howe.

On June 5, it’s time for the Wisconsin Cheese Festival. Call 920-788-7390 for information. Robert Kennedy was assassinated on this day in 1968.

It’s a great time to visit Mackinac Island for their lilac festival; South Carolina has its Festival of Flowers.

On June 6, the Belmont Stakes will be run. It’s the third race in the Triple Crown. The Normandy invasion, D-Day, occurred on this date in 1944.

June 7 is Trinity Sunday, or Pentecost.