Green thumbs UP to Veggie U. and its efforts to show kids how interesting and fun it is to eat what's good for you -- an effort for which the MIlan Township farm received national ink from American Profile Magazine.
Thumbs DOWN to yet another closing -- this time, it's the Pharm. Chain store though it was, it was a clean and reliable place to get many of life's little necessities quickly and cheaply.
Thumbs UP to Margaritaville opening up, a year and more after an electrical fire gutted the place. Hopefully, this means many more years of dinner by the falls.
Thumbs UP to the foundations of Olympic success, as laid down by Sandusky native Tom Ritzenthaler Jr. With designs for bicycle motocross tracks for the winter and summer X-Games already under his belt, he and his team turned bar-napkin sketches into the BMX track for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.