Some of the best, worst of the week

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

BEST

PARK GRANT — Sheridan Bay Park recently was awarded a $100,000 grant. It will be used to redo different facilities at the park including water, electric, drainage, campsites and more. Sheridan Bay Park is an under-utilized park in our region. We’re glad to see it receive some funding so it can be improved.

YOUNG POETS — Congratulations to Madison Boggs and Violet Haring. The two Gowanda high school students placed in the Health Choices Art and Poetry Contest sponsored by WNY Untied Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc. Boggs, 15, took first place for a poem titled “Why” and Haring took second place for a poem titled “The best choices to make in life are healthy ones.” Good job to both students!

WILLIAMS RETIREMENT — It’s been a rough year for the Buffalo Bills, with not a lot to cheer about. At least Sunday’s win eased the pain a little with a win over the Miami Dolphins. But what was really special was seeing defensive tackle Kyle Williams play receiver and catch a football for a 9-yard gain. Williams is a class act and been one of the few highlights during the last dozen years of the Buffalo Bills.

WORST

MINIMUM WAGE IMPACT — We’ve had some readers comment on how prices at select area restaurants have dramatically gone up Jan. 1. Like we said before, as minimum wage continues to climb, so will the cost of living and doing business locally.

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