Thumbs up to the survival of old-fashioned town picnics.
Busti's town picnic originated 104 years ago, and continues on this very day at the Busti Historical Society Pavilion next to the Grist Mill and Museum. It's open to Busti residents, although it is not like crossing the border where you have to show ID. Families and friends are also welcome. You need to take your own table service and a dish to pass. Beverages and hot dogs will be provided as well as tables and chairs. It gets under way at 6 p.m. today and the evening includes music by the Old Dawg Bluegrass band.
Thumbs up to Steven Reed and James Winhaber of Cassadaga Valley Center School for the placing 12th in the nation in automotive technology competition at the New York International Auto Show in New York City.
The two seniors completed the two-year automotive technology training program and moved up to national competition only after competing with teams from across the region. Congratulations to them as well as their the two coaches who helped them prepare for the tought comptition at the national championships - BOCES automotive technology instructor, Michael LoManto, and Chuck Shevlin, who had been a student teacher.
What a great program at BOCES.
Thumbs up to Victoria Patti, Kara Gilbert Peterson, Carolyn Seymour and Sheila Webster - this year's Women of Achievement. This if the 15th year that the Jamestown YWCA has honored women who are leaders in supporting and empowering all women and their families.
Mrs. Webster received the business award. Mrs. Peterson was awarded the education award. Mrs. Seymour - still Mayor Seymour to some of us -was honored with the government award. Victoria Patti was honored with the leader of the future award.
Worthy recipients, one and all.