Highs and Lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

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


EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN — At Cassadaga Valley, there is a group of boys called the “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” that were hand-selected by staff in fourth and fifth-grade who demonstrate exemplary leadership, kindness and cooperation skills. In November, League members organized and facilitated a community and school pet supply drive. In December the boys held a canned food drive. This is a great way to honor these young men. May they continue to be extraordinary gentlemen!

GERACE’S NEW ROLE — Good luck to former Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace as he oversees the campus security at Chautauqua Institution. Gerace is a good man and although he may not be sheriff, we’re glad he’s still able to use his policing skills to good work.

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL — Chautauqua Lake boys basketball lost the game to Olean Huskies Thursday, but the team members were still winners. That’s because before the game, the team dedicated the night in honor of fellow student Drake McKane, who has been fighting leukemia. We hoping and praying for the best for McKane and glad to see his fellow students taking the time to salute him.


SNOWBIKES DAMAGE — Two Erie, Pa. residents are accused of causing hundreds of dollars of damage after driving their modified snowmobiles on the Peek’n Peak golf course, in an area clearly marked for no snowmobiles. Snowmobiles can cause damage, even if you don’t intend it. Right now, the trails in Chautauqua County are closed. Snowmobilers need to stay off the trails until they’re ready. We don’t want to see the trails damaged.