Thumbs up to Justin Andriaccio, a 2013 Chautauqua Lake Central School graduate who will continue his hockey career with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League's Buffalo Regals. Andriaccio made the team after an extensive series of tryouts. The former co-captain of the Jamestown Raiders led the team to a second-place finish at the Western New York High School Club Hockey Large Division Mixed State Championships back in early March and then guided the Jamestown Lakers to the New York State 18-and-under state championship, the organization's first title since 2005. All told, the center netted 36 goals over about 55 games.
Thumbs up to JHS students - Adreanna Covert, Christina Green, Paige Stafford, Molly Morse, Emily Whitney, Nikk Holland, Brandon Briggs, Alex Simmons, Griffin Noon and Cadence Holtz - who recently saw their poetry exhibited on the 3rd Street Canvas: An Urban Literary Trail. The 3rd Street Canvas Literary Trail is the second public literary art installation in downtown Jamestown and includes 33 written pieces and visual art by local artists of all ages. Official booklets with a map of the trail are available at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. The installation spans 3rd Street businesses from the Reg Lenna Civic Center to the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena and up to the Prendergast Library. Selections will also be located on businesses on Pine Street, Potters Alley, Main Street, 4th Street and Cherry Street.
Thumbs up to Bob and Judy Schultz, owners of the Busti Cider Mill. Recently, the Schultzes were named Busti Citizens of the Year by the Busti-Hamlet Development Group for their work on the Busti-Hamlet Development Group board and with the Busti Historical Society and the Busti Fire Department's ladies auxiliary. Groups in many of the smaller towns and villages throughout Chautauqua County rely on dedicated volunteers like the Bob and Judy Schultz to make the community a better place. It's nice when such integral cogs in the lives of so many are recognized.