b'THUMBS UP - to all the neighbours who lent a helping hand after the Derecho/tornado over Victoria Day weekend. Sharing generators, tarps, extension cords, chainsaws and a sense of humour has been broadly observed, and greatly appreciated! THUMBS DOWN - to the individual(s) who stole the custom-built classic 1968 Camaro from a garage here in Port Perry. Heartbreaking that this is happening here.THUMBS UP - to the township crew that maintains the Carolyn Best baseball diamonds, and other ball facilities around the township. Both the in eld and out eld have been in great shape. Thank you. THUMBS UP - to all of you who dont jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts and details, and then posting what you heard on social media.THUMBS DOWN - to Scugog Township and local councillor for not returning phone calls or emails regarding road repairs or salt and sand schedules for road cleaning! Gave up after 4 weeks and messages and emails!THUMBS UP - A big Thank You to the volunteers; Lindsay Healey, Tish Menzies, Ann Burkholder, Aly Miller, Trish Haak and Brooklyn Burger-Jacobs, who helped plan, organize and coordinate the Hike for Hospice on June 5 in Port Perry. Through their efforts, the event was a big success, raising lots of awareness and funds for our local hospice. THUMBS UP - It is wonderful to see all the events literally springing to life again after so long. Thank you to everyone for making them happen and in some cases without a lot of prep time. It certainly hasnt gone unnoticed.THUMBS Notewe sometimes receive Thumbs Down to local businesses for a variety of reasons. We appreciate our businesses as they not only pay taxes, but support sports teams and donate to charities of all kinds, so we choose not to publish their names. If you have an issue with a business owner, we urge you to speak with them directly, rather than use this column. JOIN US ON WEEKENDS FOR LIVEMUSIC 161 Queen St., Port Perry905-985-1002We specialize in Halibut, Cod, Haddock,135 Perry Street, Port Perry Homemade Fries, Homestyle Burgers,Souvlaki and Salads.289-485-2739 Eat in or Take Out Sunday to Thursday, 11 am7 pm oldflamebrewingco.caPhone orders accepted. Friday & Saturday, 11 am8 pm20FOCUS - JULY 2022'