Cheers and jeers

JEERS – To another act of despicable theft. A?total of $700 worth of tools was stolen from a construction site. That is bad enough. The fact the tools were stolen from a Habitat for Humanity project in Gloversville is sickening. We doubt the thieves took the tools to do something constructive with them. Perhaps they will try to sell them. The police are asking for the public’s help. If you are approached to buy the tools or see them in someone’s possession, please call the police.

CHEERS – To a well-deserved retirement. After 52 years, well-known Gloversville business D’Errico & Farhart Insurance Agency changed hands. There is a whole lot of good with this transition. George Farhart now will be able to hit the links (along with Pam) knowing a business he put his professionalism and heart into for five decades will be in the hands of another local person. The business was sold to H&L Insurance of Mayfield, owned by Mike O’Brien, who has invested in and believes in this area. There will be no change of name or location, just a great transition from one local business person to another.

CHEERS – To a deserving award. It was good to see at the first Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off Breakfast that one organization chose to recognize another with the 2013 Spirit Award. Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County was recognized for its service to the community. This faith-based volunteer organization is dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing. President of the local organization, Gary Howard, has always expressed his appreciation to those who give of their time or donate money. Now it is his turn to accept a token of appreciation for his efforts and the organization’s.

CHEERS – To always remembering. The streets may not be lined two deep by people viewing the parade and the band shells and monuments may not be encircled by great numbers, but the heartfelt dedication of the people who continue to make sure there are parades and ceremonies on Veterans Day to recognize those who have served our country deserves a loud cheer. We also salute the elementary schools that bring veterans into the classes or to a special assembly, creating respect between young and old. Thank you to everyone who honored our veterans this week.