A lot a people in Jamestown may have felt foolishly like Dudley Do-Right when they read this week that, at most, only some 38 percent of city residents separate recyclables from their household garbage.
But we say a big thumbs up should go to these folks. It just does not occur to them to cheat, not even on something as innocuous as garbage recycling.
They faithfully separate recyclables because it is what they are supposed to do, and we bet they were surprised to read that the majority of residents do not.
Coming on the heels of news that a quarter of the population is not physically active in Chautauqua County, let's give a thumbs up to the Jamestown YMCA for a designing a fun class for children ages 3 to 5 years. The Y says children will increase their physical activity as well as motor development while engaging in play that is purposeful and enjoyable.
(Do children no longer run, skip and jump just for the fun of it?)
The six-week session starts this Friday, and meets from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Registration is being accepted www.jamestownymca.org or at the Welcome Center at the Jamestown YMCA, 101 East Fourth St.
Thumbs up to Alex Ormond of Kennedy for earning the honor of serving as first alternate New York State Dairy Princess.
Miss Ormond, who is the 16-year-old daughter of Lonny and Robin Ormond, has been Chautauqua County's dairy princess since last June. She is a junior at Falconer Central School and is a member of Falconer High School track and field team, the tennis team and Falconer Honor Society. She is also a Chautauqua County 4-H dairy member, and has studied dance for 10 years.
Miss Ormond will crown a new Chautauqua County Dairy Princess in June.
Thumbs up to Chautauqua Institution for being a good neighbor in remembering to invite local children to the Chautauqua Music Camps this summer for middle and high school students. The day camps are the week of Aug. 13-18. Woodwind, brass and percussion students entering grades six through nine are eligible for the Middle School Band Camp. The Chautauqua Orchestra Camp is for high school and advanced middle school string students entering grades 7 12. And Chautauqua Jazz Camp is for saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and rhythm section students entering grades 10 through 12. Their teachers will be members of the Chautauqua Symphony as well as teachers from around Western New York.
A bus will be provided for Jamestown Public School students, by the way, and registration information is available at chautauquamusiccamps.org.