highs and lows Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week:


HURRICANE DONATIONS — We are always glad to see people in our community step up to help those in need. A team of volunteers is collecting donations of clothes, linens, nonperishable food, pet food, diapers and more for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donations will continue to be collected weekdays from 5-7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the city pier from now until Thursday. And of course, monetary donations are sought as well. You can donate directly to the American Red Cross.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RETURN — With the start of school also means the start of varsity sports. Friday night kicked off football. There’s also soccer, cross country, and more. Good luck to the local athletes. Be safe, work hard and do your best. We will be cheering for you.

SUPPORTING THE MDA — The annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon may have ended and long-time host Jerry Lewis may have passed, but people in our area still are showing their support. On Friday, a “fill-the-boot” campaign was held in Dunkirk by local professional firefighters. This weekend is the annual Motorcycle Run and Camp Out for MDA in Stockton. As long as muscular dystrophy continues to destroy lives, may we all continue to donate to find a cure.


OFFICIAL PASSES — We were saddened to hear the news that Perrysburg Town Supervisor Dennis C. Stopen died earlier this week. A Vietnam veteran, he had been on the board for about eight years. Anytime a current official passes, it leaves a void. We wish the best for the rest of the town board as they move ahead without their leader.