Thumbs up to Nick Giannaris, a longtime local philanthropist in Washington County, for coping with being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease by persuading his doctors to host a symposium where other Parkinson's patients could learn more about it and discuss it with medical professionals.
Thumbs up to Pam Anderson, owner of Anderson Construction Co. and Annette Sanders of the Institute for Caregiver Education Inc., for the community service that led to the Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce to give them them its top honors for 2005.
Thumbs up to all of the parents who take the time to actually sit down and discuss sex with their teenage children. It may be embarrassing, it may be uncomfortable, but unless parents do it, teens are likely to get information from those with ulterior motives.
Thumbs up to the 20 citizens who attended a public hearing and offered input on proposed changes to Washington County's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. How this is resolved will determine whether schools here can handle the student population.