Jeanie Plate, known to many commuters as the Good Hope crossing guard, passed away on the final day of February. She was 73. She became popular because of a simple gesture – she waved to each and every person driving by.
While still in his teens, Don Stiernberg learned to play the mandolin from the innovative and influential virtuoso Jethro Burns. Jethro referred to Don as his "graduate student", hired him to play in his band, and guided him to a career as a professional musician which has already lasted for decades.