Here are some of the best - and worst - of the week:
LIVESTOCK AUCTION - At the annual 4-H meat sale, the young people participating sold 135 animals, generating $148,000 in sales! A portion of that revenue is donated to 4-H. Also, we want to applaud David and Irene Lesch for their donation of $5,000 to 4-H.
WATER CHESTNUT FIGHT - The water chestnut is a terrible weed that easily chokes lakes, streams and rivers. More than 100 volunteers gathered Tuesday in search of the weed on Chautauqua Lake to help eradicate the plant locally. So far the plant only appears to be in the Bemus Creek area and reports of the plant being in Lake Erie were found to be incorrect. Let's hope we can continue to keep this plant in check.
SYFY STARS - The Lyndsley home, located at 11051 Bennett State Road, was featured on SyFy's "Haunted Collector" on Wednesday. It's not every day that a local residence can end up on national television. On a side note, the articles written by Lifestyles Editor April Diodato, will be added to Chautauqua County's Historic Structures database some time this fall. The house is found under its address in the section for "Hanover" in the pages called "Historic Structures."
SENECA DISPUTES - The disputes involving the Seneca Nation are getting ugly. Last weekend the Senecas said they were going to evict around 80 families living in Snyder Beach in the town of Brant. In response, the owners of Snyder Beach stated they have legal rights to the land and claim that Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter refuses to meet with them. Then on Thursday, Porter said the state is refusing to meet with Nation officials to talk about resuming construction work on unsafe state bridges and highways on Nation land. It sounds like there's a lot of complaining and not enough talking. We're not trying to take sides; we just want to see resolution.