In a week that opened with a snowstorm, Mother Nature earns a thumbs up for giving snowmobile enthusiasts one last chance to be out on their machines. After a winter of disappointing weather, snowmobiler Derrik Adams attests that conditions on Monday were just about the best they have been all year.
Since golfers were able to play a few rounds in a warm December, an April snow for winter sports seems fair enough.
Thumbs up to members of the Mayville Tuesday Club for their Reciprocity Day meeting on May 1 at the United Methodist Church. Vice president and program chair Alice Paulus has planned special events for the meeting, which includes guests from the Western New York Federation of Women's Clubs and the Minerva Club of Sherman.
We are not quite sure what Reciprocity Day signifies, but it sounds like a lovely idea.
Speaking of Mayville, thumbs up to Luke Erickson, Alex Reyda, Isaac Tripp, Logan Studley, Sammy Coleman, Lilly Woodis and Alex Godfrey - the top readers in the elementary grades at Chautauqua Lake Central School. Each student selected books to read independently at home, then returned to school to take a computer-based quiz that assessed reading comprehension, earning points for correct answers. The accelerated reader competition was coordinated by Melissa Froah, library assistant.
Thumbs up and good luck to Cayla Swartz, a youth member of the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club in Jamestown, for her winning entry in the Boys & Girls Club of America regional art contest. Cayla's collage, entitled "Luck of the Irish," advances to national competition in Atlanta.