Thumbs up to Tom Rankin, treasurer of the James Prendergast Library board of trustees, for stepping forward to provide answers from the entire board to questions being asked - sometimes with a great lack of civility, sad to say - by members of the public.
Rankin's essay on the library and its future will be published on tomorrow's Opinion page.
They are not exactly Dutch street sweepers, but the people planning to gather at the Sinclairville Fire Hall this morning are just as intent on making today's cleanup day for Gerry, Charlotte and Sinclairville a, ummm, sweeping success. So here's a thumbs up to everyone who shows up at 9 a.m. to pick up works gloves and bags. Organizers remind them to wear closed-toe shoes and bright-colored clothing.
Do you really have to tell people to wear proper shoes? Good heavens.
Art critic Robert Plyler says you surely should see Bigtime Productions' presentation of Godspell, which opened last night at The Spire in Jamestown. This is a fundraiser to benefit Catholic Academy of the Holy Family and so when you see them, give Ylse and Angelo Guiffre and the entire cast a huge thumbs up in thanks for the entertainment and their support of the school.
Performances will continue at 8 p.m. tonight and next Friday and Saturday at The Spire of Jamestown, 317 E. Fourth St. Presale tickets are $12 at The Labyrinth Press Company Cafe at 12 E. Fourth St., the Babalu Cafe at 14 E. Second St. and at Catholic Academy of the Holy Family, 135 N. Main St. Tickets are $15 on the day of the performance.
Finally, we offer a big thumbs up for those who planned the final voyage of the space shuttle Discovery. Riding on the back of its helpmate, NASA's shuttle carrier, Discovery was taken on one last flight over Cape Canaveral, along the Florida coast and then north to Washington and retirement.
Discovery will be forever grounded at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va. But we are left with the majestic image of Discovery paired with that huge 747 and flying - graceful and low- over our nation's capital as if in a final bow to the audience at the end of the play.
It was unforgettable.