The thieves and vandals are alive and well within our neighborhoods if today's reports are to be believed. I understand several buildings in the immediate area have been victimized by graffiti artists over the weekend. And thieves reportedly entered the Salvation Army auxiliary building on Cumberland Street and made off with a few items. Where are those undercover patrols that we have been told about? Undercover, apparently . . . The scarves from Lucille arrived today so we have eight new ones to show you. She was featured in an upscale catalog featuring handcrafts over the holidays; our price $36, their price $48 . . . the temperature failed to soar as promised so we are still blessed with a messy snowfall under a bit of rain . . .