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

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


SECRET TURKEY DONOR — There were more than 160 turkeys given out by Rural Ministry for Thanksgiving this year. St. Anthony’s and St. Joseph’s churches collected 55 turkeys, while an anonymous donor provided 110 more. We salute this unidentified person for his/her willingness to make sure everyone could enjoy the holiday this past week.

SUPER SWIMMER — Congratulations goes out to Fredonia’s Riley Drummond. The senior earned second place at the New York State Swimming and Diving competition last weekend for the 100 meter backstroke. Drummond recently signed with Cleveland State where she will continue to compete in swimming at the collegiate level. Congratulations! You make us all proud.

TRIBUTE CONCERT — Many hearts were broken upon the news of Dr. Gerald Gray’s passing. The SUNY Fredonia voice professor passed away last month at age 51. He had been with the college since 2002. Sunday at 8 p.m. will be an evening of J.S. Bach’s exquisite choral music to celebrate his life at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fredonia. Many of his current and former students will be performing. This will be a touching performance to say the least. We thank the organizers who are putting on this event to remember this great man.


SLICK DRIVING — Last weekend was the first sign of snow this year. It was also the first sign of people forgetting how to drive in the winter. There were multiple accidents and people stuck in ditches. Sometimes accidents are unavoidable, but the first thing we can all do is drive slower. Drivers need to take the time to brush their vehicle off completely (not just the front windshield), and drive slowly. Do this and your odds of staying safe this winter will increase dramatically. Go at or above the speed limit in the winter with your windows partially covered, you’re asking for problems.