Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
POWWOW CELEBRATION - It was a weekend to remember as hundreds gathered at the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation for the first Powwow to celebrate veterans and Native American heritage. For attendees, it was both a lot of fun and educational. "Besides the fun, entertainment and social aspects that a powwow brings, we aim to educate and nurture a sense of community," Nancy Scott, Seneca Nation of Indians public relations officer, said. Events like this help educate both Native Americans and non-natives to the Indian culture.
LIBRARY FOR SALE - The Cassadaga Branch Library has been closed now for two years. The Stockton Town Board decided to put the building up for sale. One of those interested in purchasing the library building is the Mary E. Seymour Library Board. If this works out, it would be a win-win, both for residents who want their library, but also for the town of Stockton who simply doesn't have the money to repair the building. And the longer the building sits, the worse it's going to get.
NIGHT FOOTBALL - The Cassadaga Valley Board of Education has given its approval for the football team to play a night game this fall. In order to make it happen, the Cassadaga Football Boosters are getting portable diesel powered lights to illuminate the field. A few years ago when Cassadaga Valley went through a building project, residents were upset lights weren't installed back then. Perhaps if this works well, it's a bit of a compromise.
BITING OUR TONGUE - Before Friday, we were thinking about some possible "worsts" - losing our cherry crop this year, the Buffalo Bills rejecting the opportunity to show games when there's not a sellout, and more. But after the tragic shooting Friday in Colorado, let's just take a moment and be thankful that at our midnight screenings of Batman, nothing tragic like that happened here. Hug your kids, tell your family you love them and appreciate life and the preciousness of it.