Some of the best, worst of the week
Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week:
MAKING A SPLASH — Last month, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club made a significant contribution to the Wright Park improvements in the city. A $20,000 donation from the club will go toward the splash pad, which is expected to be in operation this summer.
STATE CHAMP — For the first time in school history Chautauqua Lake has a state champion in an individual sport. Last weekend Bryce Rowe won the state title for 160-pound weight class at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association wrestling championships. Rowe is a senior, so he’s going out on top. Congratulations to him and his school. They should be proud.
FORMER SCHOOL 6 NEW LIFE — School 6 officially has new life. The building on East Benton Street is now the home of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES’ WNY P-TECH STEM College and Career Academy. The building took more than $8.2 million to renovate. It does two things — one, has improved an eyesore for the city; two, it will help high school students earn an associates degree and learn technological skills. If you would like to see the facility, an open house is set for Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.
CANCER RETURNS — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is well-loved and respected throughout Western New York. Many remember Kelly playing at SUNY Fredonia when training camp was held locally. Kelly has been through some hardships. He lost his son Hunter and had a personal bout with cancer. Unfortunately, that cancer has returned. We hope and pray Kelly is able to once again overcome the disease. Until then, we will continue to root for him and remain #kellytough.