Our View | Thumbs up, thumbs down for Friday

Thumbs up: To Bart Grande, of Pennsylvania Furnace, who purchased and is refurbishing the Jarcy’s Motel site along U.S. Route 220 in Worth Township. Grande plans to develop the site, which has been in disrepair for years, into cabins and hostel-style lodging.

Thumbs up: To volunteers in the Philipsburg area who are raising money to spruce up a children’s area on 13th Street. The group must generate $20,000 to match a $60,000 state grant, and will hold a fundraiser dinner Sept. 26 at Reliance Fire Company.

Thumbs up: To all of the winners at this year’s Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair. We published a complete list Thursday, in conjunction with the fair committee. Categories included animals, produce, baked goods and others.