Thumbs UP ... To the idea of a “water trail” in East Sandusky Bay. Anything that gives people the idea there’s more to do and appreciate here than the roller coasters is a plus, and it’s not like canoeists and kayakers are major burdens on the local infrastructure.
Thumbs UP ... To everyone who nominated their favorites for the Funcoast.com People’s Choice awards. Some of the nominees were no surprise, but there were plenty of this area’s unique “best-kept secrets.” There’s a prize involved, but seeing this list of nominees all in one place reminds us of our area’s little hidden favorite places, and that’s already a winner. We’ll be there ...
Thumbs UP ... Well, more like stunned admiration — to Sandusky High School teacher Amy Gunselman. She’s fighting breast cancer and is scheduled for surgery Wednesday and decided to fight her fears and raise her students’ test scores by involving them in her fight. The class that improved its test scores the most got to pick her hairstyle and hair color. Everyone got a morale boost, and everyone was pushed to do a little better. Doubtless the contest gave Gunselman a bit of cheer at a grim time, but she seems to be one of those people who can’t help but be teachers. We need more people like her, but that’s not the only reason to wish her well.
Thumbs UP ... And more admiration — to the cooperative effort among fire departments fighting the fire at Hermes Dairy Farm and to the outpouring of offers of help from around the area and even beyond as the Hermes family decides how it will get back on its feet. Clearly, this farm meant much to many people, even beyond its longevity as a local, family-owned business.
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