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-Thumbs up to those whose spring cleanup extends beyond their own home. These cleanups take place in towns, village, cities and cemeteries throughout the area this time of year. Falconer will host its 18th annual Falconer Pride Day starting at 9 a.m. today at the Falconer Fire Hall. The volunteers will work in Davis Park, the Village Park, Coleson Park, Mill Race Park and selected streets. Those who don’t participate in the villagewide cleanup can participate by checking their own property. Sand and twigs remaining in their yards and driveways can be placed in garbage bags and brought to the Falconer Fire Hall, where a dumpster will be available from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday. And, don’t forget, the annual Hands-On Jamestown cleanup is May 18.

Thumbs down to those who just can’t handle dealing with school buses on the roads. Recently, The Post-Journal has received two letters from bus drivers reporting impatient drivers while on their routes, including one incident involving a girl with physical handicaps, and an accident on Route 60 in Gerry caused by inattentiveness on the road. It won’t be long before the school buses are parked for the summer. Until then, drivers must be patient and attentive in their midst.

Thumbs up to continuing efforts in Mayville to rehabilitate homes through its Habitat for Humanity program. A community information meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 22 in the Carlson Center of Mayville’s Lakeside Park will start the process for the program’s third home project. “Our hope is to recruit volunteers to work behind the scenes on the organizational committees as well as weekly construction volunteers,” said Mike Ricketts, program coordinator. For more information, call Ricketts at 753-7831.

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