Thumbs up to Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown, which marked its fifth anniversary this past week. The museum is a great attraction for young and old alike. Congratulations!
Thumbs up to Jefferson County voters for rejecting County Commissioner Jim Surkamp's bid for the Democratic nomination for another term. Surkamp's peculiar behavior - he currently is facing criminal charges - as an elected official finally caught up to him. The county and the other commissioners will be better served without him.
Thumbs up to Hagerstown teens Abby Harp and Kelli Wright, who asked for money instead of presents for their 16th birthdays. They then donated the money - more than $1,800 - to a worthy cause - Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA) of Hagerstown. That's a sweet way to give back to their community and teaches a lesson for adults and children.
Thumbs up to the Hagerstown branch of the American Association of University Women for the success of its 48th annual AAUW book sale to provide scholarships to Washington County girls and women to continue their education. Thanks to the hardworking members who devoted many hours during the past year sorting, pricing and boxing more than 50,000 books. That takes great dedication.