Thumbs DOWN to City Commissioner Brian Crandall's refusal to attend a meeting with the Citizens for Sandusky's Future, the citizens' group formed to support the Marina District project. Word is, Crandall's already made up his mind. Hey, whatever you think of the project, it shouldn't hurt to listen.
Thumbs UP and a commiserating pat on the back to the Perkins Township Trustees, who -- reluctantly, we're sure -- returned a highway grant they couldn't match. East Strub Road, Woodlawn Avenue and Ferry Lane won't be paved this year, but trustees couldn't come up with the local scratch to match the state grant. So they did what they had to do.
Thumbs UP to Skylar Pitts, Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, for being there -- for everyone. Skylar, 13, was an easy choice, said the club's director, Gil Vaughn, because the Sandusky youth makes it his business to find out who needs help, and give that help. Little things like that pile up into great things. And while we're at it, thumbs up to the club for valuing that sort of thing, and honoring it when it finds it.
Thumbs UP and fingers in both ears to Erie MetroParks for digging holes with dynamite so salamanders have a place to live out at Edison Woods. Who knew blowin' stuff up could be good for the environment? And to think that was once going to be a nuclear power plant.
Thumbs UP to Victory Kitchen and its hot breakfast program. From the low point of a few months ago of wondering if it would be able to continue, the Rev. Lonnie Walters' soup kitchen has found a new need and filled it. In addition to the thumbs up, Victory Kitchen could use a helping hand, and so could the other helping-hands agencies around here. Every little bit helps.
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