Thumbs UP to the latest extension of the Sandusky Bay Pathway. This project, a combination of painted-off bike and walking paths, sidewalks and, eventually, special shoreline pathways around projects such as the Chesapeake, will link the various elements of Sandusky's waterfront in what we hope will be a healthy and enjoyable way.
Thumbs UP, once again, to Mona and Bill Rutger and their Bardshar Road miracle factory, Back to the Wild -- this time for lending a helping hand in treating the eaglets that were injured when their nest was blown down at NASA Plum Brook. Their aid is made more poignant to the apparent tragedy involving the Old Dutch eaglets -- whose fame drew bird fans from far and wide -- but it's amazing to know people such as the Rutgers are doing their unsung bit to help wildlife survive and thrive. And if you want to help, they could always use some -- either specifically for care of the eaglets with the note "eaglet donation" or for general care of the plethora of injured animals by sending a check to: Back to the Wild, P. O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824.
Thumbs UP to Emily Hansen, the Berlin-Milan Middle School student who found herself reflected in a favorite book, wrote the author about it, and was recognized for her efforts with first place in her division in Ohio for the "Letters About Literature" contest run by the Library of Congress. Emily's story can be summed up thusly: The best stories help us learn about ourselves.