Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
FREDONIA MUSIC - Congratulations to the Fredonia Central School District's music department. The school was recently recognized as a 2014 Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants. According to School Board President Michael Bobseine, less than 3 percent of districts in the nation receive this designation. "It's a testament to the community at large and a tribute to the efforts of our students, staff, teachers and everyone." We agree.
LIFESAVER - Mr. and Mrs. William Sayers of Fredonia should be proud. Their granddaughter, April Sayers, a fifth-grader at an elementary school in Virginia, was serving as safety patrol in January when she saw a kindergartner go after a toy that was sitting under a school bus. April pulled the young student out shortly before the bus began moving. "She saved a little girl's life," Mr. Sayers said. Because of her actions she got to throw out the first pitch at a recent Baltimore Orioles game. We applaud April for her actions.
SCHOOL 7 FUNDRAISER - Good job to the students at School 7 in Dunkirk. The students worked hard at this year's annual Math-A-Thon and raised nearly $5,000 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The children worked on math problems, asked relatives to sponsor them, brought in loose change, paid admission to Zumba, took a chance on shooting a basketball through a hoop and wore silly hats to help other children with their battle against childhood cancer. Their efforts were worth it because they raised more money than any other year. Good job!
ROAD RAGE - Earlier this week a pick-up truck from Virginia was traveling along I-90 in the town of Evans when a passenger reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot at a vehicle from Ontario. The driver from Ontario told police he threw a soda pop can out the window at the pick-up truck after he was cut off. Let's be honest here; traffic on I-90 in Evans is limited. There's no reason to be cutting people off, but even if it happens, don't try to "get even." You never know what crazy person is behind the wheel. If you're that worried about it, slow down, let them go ahead of you and after they're out of sight, call the police. Don't seek to get revenge. It's not worth it.