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Gowanda Thespian Society to present ‘The Curious Savage’ this month GOWANDA — The Gowanda Thespian Society has announced it will present the comedy “The Curious Savage” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 in the Gowanda High School Auditorium. The comedic play features Mrs. Ethel Savage, an elderly woman played by Kala Farley, who has been left $10 million dollars by her husband and wants to make best use of it, in spite of her grownup stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Press photo by Jason Riley

Kala Farley, who plays the part of Mrs. Ethel Savage, and Haylee Leatherbarrow, who plays Fairy May, rehearse their lines earlier this week at the Gowanda High School Auditorium.

Gowanda Elementary School donates to local food pantry Students and families of Gowanda Elementary School generously donated 14 boxes of nonperishable food items for the Gowanda Food Pantry. Pictured is director Doris Jones with a few Pre-K students. With this generous donation, GES parents have again proven to be great role models for their children, teaching them to pay it forward to their community.

The stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses” and get their hands on the money. he la o ens with the fi e residents of a sana torium awaiting its new resident. In the sanatorium, Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits eo le who need the hel rs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she reali es that she will find ha iness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into See Play, Page 15



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M. Mark Howden (center) is sworn in as the new Cattaraugus County Court judge by County Court Judge Ronald Ploetz. Howden’s wife, Patricia, holds the Bible during the oath given in the Family Courtroom in the County Office Building in Olean Friday, Dec. 30. Howden, who served two years as county attorney, succeeds Family Court Judge Michael L. Nenno, who retired at the end of 2016.

Howden sworn in as Cattaraugus Co. judge By Rick Miller County Reporter

OLEAN — M. Mark Howden of Olean was sworn in Dec. 30 as the new Cattaraugus County Court judge. Family and friends attended the swearing in ceremony in the Family Court courtroom he will preside over beginning next week. County Court Judge Ronald Ploetz administered the oath of office to Howden as his wife, Patricia, held the Bible. Howden’s 10-year term begins Sunday. He succeeds Family Court Judge Michael L. Nenno, who reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 this year and retires at the end of this year. At 25 years of service on the Bench, Nenno was the longest serving judge in Cattaraugus County history. Howden was elected in November without opposition after Democrat William Gabler of Olean was ruled off

the ballot for insufficient signatures. Howden, a Republican, then went on to outpoll Gabler, the endorsed Conservative Party candidate, in the Conservative primary. After the brief ceremony, Howden announced Gerald Driscoll will be his law clerk. “It’s certainly an honor to serve Cattaraugus County and the state of New York as a judge,” said Howden, who has served as county attorney for the past two years. “I appreciate Judge Ploetz swearing me in.” Howden noted his experience in Family Court representing both the county, and as a family attorney with child support, child abuse and custody cases. As assistant county attorney, he handled child abuse and neglect cases. He is also a former Olean city attorney.

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Reed: House to tackle heatlh care law repeal By Rick Miller

The Republican congressman from Corning also highlighted a County Reporter House vote expected later this week in full support of Israel in contrast to Repealing the Affordable Care the U.N. Security Council last week Act remains at the top of House condemning Israel for expanding West Republicans’ significant legislative Bank settlements. priorities, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said “We must retain that relationship in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, where (with Israel) going he was sworn in for a forward,” Reed said. fourth term. He called it another Speaking to reportexample of Obama’s ers from the 23rd “failed foreign policy Congressional District, initiative.” Trump’s Reed said he expects administration will Obamacare will be adbring a firmer olic on dressed in the budget Israel, he said. process, where it will Reed said he stood take only 51 Republiwith House Republican can votes to start the leaders Monday and repeal process. voted against a proposReed said it was not al to weaken the House clear how a replaceRep. Tom Reed Independent Ethics Ofment package for fice to curtail ower of Obamacare would be the ffice of ongressional thics. passed or what it would include. He “I understand the need for reform, said he supports popular new health but I thought it went too far,” Reed insurance coverages included in the told reporters. “It was the will of Affordable Care Act, including indithe House that the amendment go viduals up to age 26 being covered forward.” on their parents’ health insurance Hours later, the House Republican plans and coverage of pre-existing conference voted to reverse itself afconditions. ter Trump tweeted that Republicans Reed, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, said his priorities should have stuck to their priorities instead of voting to gut the Ethics include tax reform and making sure Office on the first day of the 115th there is a health care replacement Congress. package.

Continued from previous page “The (Family Court) experience I’ve had over the years has given me the opportunity to see things from many different seats,” Howden said. “I can see things from (all) different angles.” Ploetz, as criminal court judge, is based at the county seat in Little Valley,

while the Family Court judge holds court in Olean. In cases where there is a judicial con ict the can be assigned to o ersee a case in another court. They can both act as a Surrogate Court judge, and also serve as state Supreme Court judges.

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Chorale group to start practices The Springville Community Chorale regrouped after a brief hiatus last spring, culminating in concerts in both May and December 2016. The chorale is now looking forward to a productive season of rehearsals leading up to another spring concert in late April. The group is under the leadership of director Colleen Marcello Brecker, known to many in the Springville area as a professional vocalist and director. The chorale is composed of singers, instrumentalists, a director and an accompanist from Springville, West

Valley, Gowanda and other communities nearby. It is a group open to all who love to sing and is actively recruiting vocalists on all voice parts. The chorale sings a wide variety of musical styles in four-part harmony. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 at the Springville First Presbyterian church. Dues used to defray the cost of music will be $10 for the spring term. Anyone interested in joining the group or wishing more information can contact Edith Schell at edith@

Gowanda FD to host spaghetti dinner

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Fire Department’s annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Gowanda American Legion Hall. The cost at the door is $8 for adults

and $5 for children. Presale tickets, at a discount of 50 cents, are available from any firefighter or auxiliary member as well as at Auto Wrench Connection. Takeouts will be available.




COLLINS — Delbert Ball, 78, of Collins, passed away Monday (Jan. 2, 2017) at the Gowanda Nursing Home. He was born March 15, 1938, in Buffalo, a son of the late Joseph and Valie Brant Ball. Mr. Ball was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He also was a licensed airborne parachutist, having performed 147 jumps in his military career. He worked as a milk hauler for Farner and Parker for 25 years. He also worked for many years at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center until his retirement. In addition, he drove buses for Carrier Coach. Dell loved to get his breakfast with his friends at Route 438 and McDonald’s. He was a member of the Slovenian Club and the American Legion Post No. 409. Mr. Ball was married to the former June Miller, who predeceased him in 1987. He is survived by a son, Douglas (Lori) Ball of Clearwater, Fla.; and three

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daughters, Brenda (Gene) Gernatt of Clay, Ky., Linda (Thom) Buskist of Gowanda, and Carolyn Giacinti of Venice, Fla.; six grandchildren and fi e great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, William Ball of Texas and Joseph Ball of Collins; a sister, Laura Prince of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his loving wife, he is predeceased by two sisters, Anna Mae Korbar and Valie Richter; and a grandson, Anthony Giacinti. Friends called at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda, on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Friday, Jan. 6, 2017) at the funeral home. Burial will be in Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Ambulance Service or the Collins Volunteer Fire Department.

Phyllis Herzog

CATTARAUGUS — Phyllis Herzog, 74, of Cattaraugus, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2016) at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home in Springville. She was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Norton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Walter and Gladys Labo Stephens. Mrs. Herzog was married to William Herzog, who predeceased her in 2011. She is survived by two sons, Dennis Herzog of Pennsylvania and Ricky Herzog of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Shawn and Alisha; a brother,

Leonard (Emma Jean) Stephens of Cattaraugus; two sisters, Lois Bogardus of Cattaraugus and Carol McKay of Little Valley; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by a sister, Martha Stewart. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus Ambulance Service. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley.

Red Cross announces blood drives BUFFALO —The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and ecember than what was needed officials say. Snowstorms and severe weather have also impacted donations. About 90 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in more than 3,000 blood donations going uncollected. Find a blood donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting or calling (800) 733-2767. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the Gowanda area include: ■ Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dunkin Donuts, 3929 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk; ■ Jan. 8, noon to 4 p.m., Forestville Wesleyan Church Community Building, 9447 Prospect Road, Forestville; ■ Jan. 9, 12:30 to 6 p.m, Immaculate Conception Church, 510 Oakwood Ave. East Aurora; ■ Jan. 9, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242, Ellicottville; ■ Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salamanca

Junior-Senior High School, 50 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca; ■ Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., West Valley Central School 5359 School St., West Valley ■ Jan. 13, 1 to 6 p.m., Free Methodist Church Community Center, 41 S. Main St., Franklinville; ■ Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 6065 South Park Ave., Hamburg; ■ Jan. 16, noon to 6 p.m., Blessed Mary Angela Roman Catholic Parish, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk; ■ Jan. 16, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 26 Thorn Ave., Orchard Park; ■ Jan. 16, 3 to 8 p.m. Conewango Fire Hall, 12447 Northeast Road, Conewango Valley; ■ Jan. 18, 1 to 7 p.m., Concord Town Hall, 86 Franklin St., Springville; ■ Jan. 18, 2 to 6 p.m., Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89, 296 Lakeshore Drive, Dunkirk; ■ Jan. 19, 1 to 7 p.m., North Collins Senior Center, 11065 Gowanda State Road, North Collins; ■ Jan. 20, 1 to 6 p.m., United Congregational Methodist Church, 134 Broad St., Salamanca; and ■ Jan. 20, 1 to 6 p.m., St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 46 N. Main St., Holland.

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Bertrand Chaffee Hospital introduces leg vein ablation outpatient procedure where patients SPRINGVILLE — Bertrand can have a comfortable recovery and Chaffee Hospital has introduced leg generally return to normal activities vein ablation for patients seeking after just a few days,” treatment for sympsaid Darlene Schrantz, toms related to varidirector of patient cose veins and chronic care services. “Our venous insufficiency providers were great (CVI). advocates for bringThough fewer than ing this procedure to 10 percent of people our facility, so our with vein disease — patients don’t have to including varicose travel outside the area veins — seek treatto access this treatment, left untreated ment.” this condition can lead Varicose veins to CVI. and CVI occur when This disease afvalves in leg veins fects about 190 million Dr. Thomas Smith that direct blood from people worldwide and the legs back toward the heart no more than 30 million Americans. CVI is a progressive disease that can longer function properly. This causes blood to pool in the legs. Although cause leg pain, swelling, restlessness, discoloration, skin damage and this can occur at any time, there are factors that increase the risks ulcers. The addition of this procedure is a of developing this condition. These collaborative effort between the hos- include increased age, women who have been pregnant, a family hispital’s Imaging Department and cardiology team in the Heart Center and tory of CVI, and people who stand at their job for a great deal of time. Leg Pain and Vascular Center. BCH Leg vein ablation may be an option offers this treatment as an outpatient for individuals who have leg pain, procedure, and began scheduling a heavy feeling in their legs, or a screening visits in December. family history of chronic vein insuf“We are treating symptomatic ficiency or venous reflux. vein disease and CVI as part of a “We encourage our primary care patient’s overall health. It deserves and cardiology patients to make this an accurate medical diagnosis and appropriate treatment and plan,” said part of their conversation with their cardiologist Dr. Thomas Smith. “It is providers,” said Primary Care Center Practice Manager Reid Gunnersen. not just as a cosmetic issue, but one that can have important health impli- “Minimally invasive intervention like leg vein ablation now may precations for the future.” In describing vent larger health complications in the procedure, Dr. Smith continued, the future.” “A physician inserts a single-use For a free screening and consultacatheter into a patient’s leg vein, and tion, call the BCH Heart Center at uniform heat is applied to seal off 592-9644. the problem vein and allow blood to Visit to healthy veins.” veins for more information. “This is a minimally invasive,


Zabrodsky elected to bank board

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraumunity College in Jamestown with an gus County Bank’s board of directors associate degree. elected Kristy B. Zabrodsky to become a Zabrodsky’s current community member of the board of involvement includes the independently owned being a board member community bank. and past president of the Zabrodsky is a certiGebbie Foundation. She fied ublic accountant and is also the co-president a shareholder with Buffaand board member of the mante Whipple Buttafaro Jamestown Center City P.C. She has been with Development Corp. Her BWB for over 30 years, past area involvement working in all facets of included the Chautaunot for rofit and go ernqua Region Commumental clients. BWB is a nity Foundation and the full ser ice firm ro idJamestown Community ing complete services in College Foundation. the areas of accounting, She lives in JamesKristy Zabrodsky auditing, tax and managetown with her husband, ment consulting. John, and their two daughters, Olivia Also Zabrodsky is a member of the and Abigail. New York State Society of CPAs and the “We’re so pleased that Kristy is American Institute of CPAs. joining the CCB family,” said CCB She has a bachelor’s degree in busiPresident and CEO Mike Wimer. “With ness with a major in accounting from her valuable knowledge and experience, Miami University in, Oxford, Ohio. She Kristy will bring additional breadth and also graduated from Jamestown Comdepth to our board.”



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Youthful adventures By Richard Westlund Contributing Columnist

We kids spent a lot of summers exploring and la ing in the owanda len. bet man eo le in owanda don t now what the glen is an more. he dictionar defines a glen as a narrow seclud ed alle . n this case it is that narrow alle gorge might be a better word ust across the railroad trac s where the road splits to the left up to the Gowanda emeter and to the right u oar oad. etween the two roads Grannis Brook has cut a deep narrow glen between the forested hills. The remnants of earlier tailoring to make it accessible to sightseers were still in place back in the s. here were long log wal ing bridges across the cree where crossing was necessar . s we ran across them the would bounce re ecting our outh ful elation. There were deeper, quiet pools that terminated a rush of cascading water down a sloping slate covered base, and others where it merely bubbled across a bed of gra el. urther into the glen swirling water had cut a horseshoe-shaped basin and a low falls into the slate bottomed cree bed. earb was a cascading spring that fell to the creek, and was always good for a fresh drin of cool water. On the left side of the entrance where the road goes up to the cemetery, we had a worn path where we climbed u to the forested lateau abo e the glen. e scrambled u there regularl . e would build little lean to shac s and slee there o ernight. here were places where vines had carpeted parts of tree limbs. e would climb them and fris about on the gra e ine car et se eral feet abo e the ground. d entures of the woodsmen of the ast filled m mind in those carefree da s. read boo s about a roc et aniel oone am Houston and the oems Publisher Jim Bonn Managing Editor Rich Place Advertising Manager Preston Cochran

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of obert er ice and his life in the u on. My aspiration was to be a mountaineer in the great north woods until got old enough to reali e it would not mesh well with the expectations of some sweet oung thing ma ta e a fanc to. su ose femininity brings reality to many a young, adventurous swain. su ose it was ine itable that as became an adult with those memories, it was natural for me to become interested in deer hunting with bow and arrow. he hunt was an e cuse to s end da s e en sometimes weeks, exploring the local forests from sun u to sundown. trul thin that the hunt was ust an e cuse to wander the woods. was ne er much of a deer stand sitter. recall wal ing a lane in the woods one da . n m left was a large tract of e ergreen trees. he had been lanted too close to be easil na igated now. he stood some feet high. n m right was a fairl o en hardwood forest. hat e ening told m wife that as had strolled along this lane, a gorgeous buck stepped out from the pines behind me, and stood there watching me as e t wal ing on m wa . He ust stood there watching until was out of sight. omehow ne er turned around to see what was missing. he laughed and said f ou ne er loo ed bac how did ou now he was there didn t re lied. ut ou now few of us reali e how man won derful opportunities we miss, simply because we are so caught u with what we are doing what s on our minds etc. e ne er reali e what could ha e been if we were more aware of what is there, waiting for us, simply by paying attention to the world around us, instead of our frugal egocentric astimes. a od bless merica.

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St. Mary’s schedules craft night for Jan. 11

GOWANDA — St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will host a surprise craft night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at its Sunday school building, located at 75 Center St. The theme of the evening will be “Doomed Winter Scenes.” Materials will be provided. For additional information, call Marolie Harvey, 560-4966.

Gowanda Moose Lodge to host fundraiser dinner GOWANDA — The Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose 1382 and the Women of the Moose 651 will host a community service project fundraiser dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The event will take place at the Gowanda Moose Lodge 1382, 201 Aldrich St. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, chef salad, Italian bread and butter and dessert. Cost is $8. A baset raf e will also be ta ing lace. For additional information, call 532-4882.



Schumer: Dems to keep eye on Trump By Rick Miller County Reporter

Don’t expect Democrats to be a rubber stamp for Presidentelect Donald Trump, new Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, . . said in his first s eech of the 115th Congress. Despite being in the minority, Democrats will hold Trump accountable, Schumer said. “Americans cannot afford a Twitter presidency,” he added. “Making America great again requires more than 140 characters.” Schumer succeeds Harry Reid, who did not seek re-election. In a sharply worded 20-minute s eech on the enate oor chumer told the president-elect, “We will hold our feet to the fire. “As Republicans return majorities to both houses of Congress and we prepare for a Republican in the White House, the Democratic minority in

the Senate has a very important task ahead of it,” he said. Schumer highlighted his desire to work on behalf of “the middle class and those struggling to get there.” “If the President-elect proposes legislation that achieves that — on issues like infrastructure, trade, and closing the carried interest loophole, for instance — we will work in good faith to perfect and, potentially, enact it,” Schumer said. “When he doesn’t, we will resist. But what we will always do is hold the Presidentelect and his Republican colleagues in Congress accountable.” Schumer cited as an example Trump’s decision to nominate Representative Tom Price, an avowed critic of the Affordable Care Act who has introduced legislation to create alternatives to the plan, as secretary of Health and Human Services. Schumer said the choice was in con ict with campaign promises to protect Social Security and Medicare.

Schumer said Democrats would hold Trump accountable for his and Republicans’ promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “It’s not acceptable to repeal the law, throw our health care system into chaos, and then leave the hard work for another day,” he said. “What is your plan to make sure all Americans can get affordable health care?” Schumer was also critical of Trump’s comments about Russian leadership. Schumer said it was “no foreign policy” for Trump to tweet “very smart” to Russian President Vladimir Putin after Putin did not respond in kind to President Barack Obama’s decision to force 35 Russian diplomats to leave the country — a move made in retaliation for Russian hacking that multiple intelligence agencies say affected U.S. elections. Schumer added Russia’s interference in the country’s elections “should alarm Republicans and Democrats alike.”





■ COLLINS — Justin Donovan, 26, of Springville, was charged with leaving the scene of a property accident, moving from lane unsafely, driving while intoxicated, speed not reasonable and prudent and no proof of insurance after deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Dec. 19 on Main Street after the vehicle struck a mailbox. Donovan exhibited signs of being intoxicated and failed field sobriet tests and then resisted arrest and had to be pepper sprayed in order to be placed in custody, according to police. Donovan refused a Breathalyzer and was decontaminated by Eden EMS at the North Collins substation prior to being transported to Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in court. ■ IRVING — Darren Kuhl, 21, of Lackawanna, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal contempt for being in violation of a court order after deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle Dec. 20 in a parking lot on Southwestern Boulevard. Kuhl was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment in court. ■ COLLINS — Minor injuries were reported in a two-car crash Dec. 21 at the intersection of Route 438 and Taylor Hollow Road. No other details were provided. ■ BRANT — Douglas Hawkins, 33, of Collins, was released to appear in court after deputies stopped a vehicle he was operating Dec. 22 on Brant North Collins Road for an equipment violation. A DMV check showed Hawkins was driving with a suspended license for failure to answer a summons. ■ EDEN — Amy Kester, 39, of Elmira Heights, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after deputies responded to the report of a vehicle off the road Dec. 23 on Sisson Highway. Kester exhibited signs of intoxicated, failed field sobriet tests and consented to ta ing a breath test, which resulted in a blood alcohol content of .18 percent. Also, a DMV check showed Kester had a suspended license. Kester was released to a family member pending her court appearance. ■ EVANS — Members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit were

called to assist in the investigation of a fire ec. at the ise and Dine Restaurant on Southwestern Boulevard. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. ■ COLLINS — Ashley Steffan, 33, of Collins, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest after deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a Hillview Avenue residence on Dec. 27. Steffan was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending her court arraignment. No other details were provided. ■ COLLINS — Three victims with non-life threatening injuries were transported to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville following a two-car crash Dec. 30 on Route 39. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. No additional information was provided. ■ IRVING — Lacy Bannister, 24, of Angola, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and cited for an equipment violation after deputies stopped the vehicle she was operating for an equipment violation on Dec. 30 in Evangola State Park. A DMV check showed Bannister’s license to be suspended. Bannister was released to appear in court at a later date. ■ IRVING — Kenneth Grainer, 22, no address given, and K.H. Farnham III, no age or address given, were both charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana after deputies stopped a vehicle Jan. 1 on Route 438 for a lane violation. Both subjects were transported to Erie County Holding Center and held pending arraignment. ■ ed reinert of Collins, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, cellphone usage while operating a motor vehicle, failure to maintain a lane of traffic and no roof of insurance after deputies responded to a report of a car in a ditch Jan. 3 on Route 39. Deputies observed signs of intoxication and reinert failed field sobriet tests. He consented to a breath test, which showed a blood alcohol content of 0.27 percent, deputies said. Greinert, who was not injured in the crash, was released to a third party with a court appearance ticket.

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ■ OLEAN — Christopher J. Miller, 29, of Olean, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief at a.m. Dec. 27 in the town of Olean. He was released to a third party. ■ FRANKLINVILLE — No injuries resulted from a one-vehicle accident at 2:28 p.m. Dec. 30 on Route 16 South. The driver was identified as aila . hite of Olean. ■ GREAT VALLEY — One was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 3:08 p.m. Dec. 30 on Interstate 86 near Exit 21. The driver was identified as Dekotha Murphy, 19, of Allegany. No further information was reported. ■ FRANKLINVILLE — Leo E. andrew of ran lin ille was charged at .m. ec. with

second-degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing. He was held in custody. ■ ELLICOTTVILLE — No injuries or charges were reported in a twovehicle accident at 1:41 p.m. Dec. 31 on Route 219. The dri ers were identified as ussell . chsenhirt of ron hio and Harold D. Clark, 78, of Great Valley. ■ OLEAN — No injuries were reported from a one-vehicle crash at 2:23 p.m. Jan. 1 on Barnum Road. The driver was identified as anc . acobson of Salamanca. ■ ELLICOTTVILLE — Nikolaos H. Bolla, 22, of Tonawanda, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and dri ing without ins ection certification at .m. an. .

Heroin recovery, other laws kick in this year By Bob Clark

Special to The Press

A string of new state laws will come into effect in 2017, with many already in effect during this still-new year. ith the assistance of the offices of State Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma, and State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, The Gowanda Press can present a summary of many of their effects on state residents this year. Several sections of the state’s heroin and opioid abuse law signed in June will come into effect in 2017: ■ Prior insurance authorization will no longer be necessary for inpatient treatment services for recovering addicts. ■ Consistent criteria will now be required to determine the medical necessity of treatments for opioid addicts. ■ Insurance plans must now cover,

without rior authori ation fi e da su plies of substance use-treating medications in emergency situations. ■ Expanding accesses to opioid reversal medications like naloxone to addicts or their family member covered by the same insurance plan.

Other health insurance-related laws coming into effect this year include: ■ Newborns will now be covered retroactively under the Child Health Plus program, as newborns were not eligible under the previous requirements for up to 30 days after enrollment. ■ All applicants for health insurance through the state insurance exchange will be offered an opportunity to sign up as an organ and tissue donor. A pair of veterans-supporting laws Continued on next page

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were also passed: ■ The Hire-A-Vet Tax Credit was extended to Jan. 1, 2019, and allows businesses hiring veterans returning home from military service with a tax credit equal to 10 percent of wages paid, up to $5,000 per veteran, or 15 percent up to $15,000 for disabled veterans. ■ Local Department of Social Services officials and non rofit agencies recei ing state funds will now inquire as to whether a person applying for services, or any member of the family, is a veteran, and if so, they will be provided with contact information for the state Division of Veterans’ Affairs to ensure the individual is recei ing all of their entitled benefits. Two laws focusing on government transparency will be in effect: ■ Any proposed or revised rule or regulatory documents must be posted to the agency’s website. ■ The full text of emergency rules must be made readily available to the public through the State Register or by posing on the agency’s website.

Several laws focusing on consumer protection will go into effect: ■ Homeowners will be eligible for a rate reductions for fire insurance homeowners’ insurance, or property and casual premiums for residential property if they complete a homeowner course in natural disaster preparedness, home safety, and loss prevention. ■ n fish sold as white tuna must be from an albacore tuna longfin tuna or from a tuna species. On Jan. 7, the law will re uire oilfish and escolar to be labeled as such instead of white tuna. ■ A law taking effect Jan. 17 will require insurance companies to tell customers that repairs to vehicles may be performed at the shop of the customer’s choice. ■ Real estate licensees will now receive two hours of continuing education when renewing for licenses with a focus on the law of agency. ■ n an effort to sto ombie homes state law will require certain banks that hold mortgages of vacant and abandoned one- to four-family residential property to maintain the properties as of Dec. 20.

The state will also create a statewide database of the properties. Two road safety laws will go into effect: ew or s o e er aw expands to cover vehicles with blue and green lights such as olunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. Under the law, drivers are required to slow down and move over if possible when passing authori ed emergenc ehicles ulled over on the side of the road. ■ Vehicle inspections will now include a test of window tint, with any glass tinted beyond 30 percent of light transmittance being grounds to not pass the annual inspection. ■

Several laws regarding taxes on businesses and families have changed: ■ Farm employers will be able to claim a $250 tax credit for each employee who is employed for at least 500 hours a year. ■ The state capital base calculation rate for manufacturers dropped to 0.085 percent, while the rate for other corporate entities will be reduced to 0.1 percent. ■ The Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit was extended until 2020. The credit

provides a 1-cent per percent of biodiesel mixed into home heating fuel, up to 20 percent. The credit now requires that each gallon of fuel must be at least 6 percent biodiesel, with a minimum credit of 6 cents a gallon. ■ Starting this year, taxpayers may contribute all or a portion of a personal income tax refund to a 529 college savings plan, with a minimum deposit of $25. ■ The Non-Custodial Parent Earned Income Tax Credit, which was set to expire Jan. 31, 2016, was extended permanently. To qualify, the non-custodial parent must be an adult, be current on court-ordered child support payments and meet income thresholds. ■ A tax credit of up to $10,000 per vehicle will be offered to commercial operators who purchase a taxicab or livery vehicle that is handicapped accessible. The credit will be available through 2021. ■ ollowing a change in federal ta filing dates, the state Legislature changed the cor orate ta return date from arch to April 15, and the partnership information statement deadline has been changed from ril to arch .



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Gowanda wrestling places third at Dunkirk Duals DUNKIRK — The Gowanda varsity wrestling team placed third at the Dunkirk Duals over the holiday break on Dec. 27 and 28. The Panthers claimed victory against East Aurora, Dunkirk, Lackawanna and Southwestern while falling short against Fredonia and Lake Shore. Both Charlie Valone and David Ball went undefeated at the tournament earning si wins each. a id off finished the tourna ment with fi e ictories and a single loss to redonia s io ani Russo (1-2). owanda s ach hili s had the uic est in for the anthers sticking Jonah Fercillo of East Aurora in 29 seconds. Maddox rowning ach hilli s an ernatt a e onet and ach Carroll had notable performances, each notching four victories throughout the tournament.

Press photos by Jason Riley


Jan. 6-12, 2017


Gowanda Sports Report By Mark Benton

Sports Correspondent

For the second year in a row, the Gowanda Central School varsity boys basketball team won the Emerling Ford holiday tournament that was held in Springville. The Panthers overall record is now 5- 2. Gowanda is coached b nd obseine who is in his fifth consecutive year guiding the Panther basketball program. Gowanda will now set their sights on defending the confer ence title. The Blue and White Cagers will host Silver Creek on Friday, Jan. 6. he game will ti off at .m. fol lowed by the varsity. ■ owling at anes before the Christmas recess saw the Gowanda boys arsit team win all four games against Cattaraugus-Little Valley. The sweep raised the Panthers overall record to

. eading the wa for the anther keglers was Kurt Stitzel with a three game set of . Dan Marrocco also bowled well with a series. n the girls side of the alle s first place Cattaraugus-Little Valley won three out of four games. he three setbacks dropped Gowanda into second place. Brianna Thompson was Gowanda's best bowler once again with a 527 series. Freshman Tatum Stitzel had an im ressi e da for the anthers with a 495 three game series. ■ The Gowanda Recreation Learn to Ski Program at Holiday Valley will begin on Sunday, Jan. 8. The bus will leave from the front circle of the high school at .m. and return at .m. he cost for those students in grades that have their own equipment is $235. Students that have to rent skis will pay and renters of snowboards will

NY/PA soccer classic announced . he Olean Soccer Club will host the inaugural or orate u Soccer Showcase Game on Saturday, a at .m. at t. ona en ture s arra thletics ields om le . la ers from grades will be selected based on a tryout. The top la ers from ew or and enn sylvania – 22 to each squad – will be invited to play. Players must attend the tryout to be selected to the team. Tryouts will be held at the Allegany-Limestone High School gym on an. from noon to .m. for ew or side and at ort llegan High chool g m on an. from to .m. for the enns l ania side. Twenty high schools will be involved in this Showcase Game from ew or and enns l ania teams from each state.

rom ew or llegan ime stone, Bolivar-Richburg, Cubaushford llicott ille ran lin ille Hinsdale, Olean, Portville, Randolph and alamanca attaraugus ittle alle . rom enns l ania radford Coudersport, Dubois, Elk County atholic ane orthern otter ort Allegany, Ridgway, Smethport and St. ar s. e resentati es from both the and H ha e erified underclassmen involved in the game will not lose an eligibilit toward ne t soccer season. The goal is to showcase local talent and allow college coaches to see the la ers first hand. To participate in the tryouts players must sign up online at Contact David Talbot at dt st fc or ris inder man at rslinderman eri with any questions.

a . he rice includes round tri trans ortation to Holida alle for eight consecutive Sundays. There is also a free bonus da in arch. here is still room for an student and adult cha er one s iing is free that would li e to register. lease call for more information. ■ oller s ating for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will continue onda an. at the cadem lace from to .m. he cost that includes skates remains at $2 per night. ■ Gowanda Recreation will sponsor a outh co ed bas etball clinic for students in third through eighth grades for si consecuti e ednesda s begin ning an. . ll sessions will run from to .m. at the cadem lace. here is no fee to attend this rogram. ertified coaches will be ro iding the instruction. Scrimmage games will also

be played each night. ■ Wrestling tournaments over the Christmas recess had the Gowanda Central School varsity and junior varsity teams in action. The varsity competed in the un ir uals and too third out of seven teams. Chuck Valone and Dave Ball went undefeated and each won si matches. Dave Poff and Maddox Browning osted records of while Ryan Gernatt and Jake Monat won four out of si matches. n the unior varsity level, Everett Golden took second and Maddox Browning third at the Eden tournament. Charles Pasternak had a huge win over an opponent from redonia according to oach ar Leous. The varsity were scheduled to tra el to lean on ednesda an. for a conference meet. owanda is currentl ran ed th in the estern ew or small school ranking.



Jan. 6-12, 2017

The history of Gowanda basketball By Mark Benton

Sports Coorespondent

The Gowanda Central School varsity boys basketball team was a charter member of the Lake Shore League in the 1950s through the 1967-68 season. However, when the 1968-69 season began, the Panthers would compete in the Erie County Interscholastic Conference for the first time. Gowanda would square off against schools from Alden, Depew, Holland, North Collins, Cheektowaga and Eden during the first few seasons. entuall Springville and Holland came into the conference for basketball and Cheektowaga and Holland left. There were four divisions in the ECIC and the Blue and White competed in Division IV. he first e er game in the too place at home in December 1968 against Depew. The Panthers played extremely well and held a double digit lead entering the fourth quarter. The visiting Wildcats however were the conference favorites and would not go quietly. In fact the erased the deficit and scored a late basket to win the game by one point. Gowanda would regroup after the

devastating loss and go on to post an o erall record of . t was the first winning record for Gowanda basketball since early in the decade. The Panthers played a very entertaining brand of basketball that season that included scoring 98 points against North Collins. Top players included Mark Jonathan, Stan “Butch” Jimerson, Hank Huff, John Witherell, Gary “Pizza” Peters and Mike Edwards. The Panthers fell back to a record of 5-13 losses the following season under first ear coach lenn chult . owanda came back the next year and went 11-7. Seniors Rick Noecker, who had transferred in from Cardinal Mindszenty, and Dana Jolls along with juniors Brad Maybee and George Hollenbeck led the way. Sophomore Dave Lay was brought up from the 6-0 junior varsity squad and also contributed. Gowanda went 9-9 the next season and missed the playoffs by one game. In the anthers lost fi e games b less than fi e oints and onl won fi e games. Dave Lay was voted onto the first all star team. The 1973-74 season started with a loss at Springville but had key wins against Pioneer and Eden (twice) to reach the postseason playoffs for the


SPRINGVILLE — Nick Rinker scored a game-high 16 points to lead Pioneer (3-5) in a consolation game win Thursday, Dec. 29 in the Emerling Ford Holiday Tournament. Kaleb Hurlburt (6 assists, 4 steals) and Kyle Burley (11 rebounds) each added 10 points for the Panthers, who opened a 41-13 halftime lead. Kellen Martin had 15 points for Cattaraugus-Little Valley (3-5), and Austin Baker added 14.


SPRINGVILLE — Marcus James led host Springville (4-2) with 21 points in the first round of Springville’s Emerling Ford Holiday Tournament Tuesday, Dec. 27.

first time in ears. owanda laced three players on the all-star team that included seniors enton first team lus Schindler and Thomas on the second team. The Panthers lost a close game to Niagara-Orleans champion Medina at Amherst in the playoffs. Gowanda competed in the ECIC for three more seasons but did not

have a winning record in any of those campaigns. When the 1977-78 season began, the Blue and White Cagers left the ECIC and joined the CattaraugusChautauqua Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CCIAC) that consisted of mostly schools from the old Lake Shore League such as Falconer, Southwestern, Fredonia, Dunkirk and Salamanca.

Only more questions for Bills rate interviews to the Associated Press It’s starting to feel like a tradition: and WGR hours later, clearly to clean up the ball drops in Times Square, ringing a predictable media mess. in a new year and a coaching search in The Bills could have used a spokesBuffalo. man of Ryan’s caliber over the last week Eternal optimists — who else would when trying to explain some of their sit in freezing temperatures to see this decisions first with firing the coach then team play the then-winless Cleveland with benching rod a lor for the final Browns — Bills fans have a right to game. feel frustrated right now. You have a That’s not to say the Bills general manager staying in should do whatever the mehis job and saying they’re dia tells them to. Many writ“close” to the playoffs, but ers, myself included, praised a veteran-heavy roster, tight the Rex hire. Of course the salary cap space, a change media has an interest in at head coach and potentialworking with coaches who ly another at quarterback. say interesting things and Doug Whaley struggled Rex is at the top of that list. to explain the team’s direcut an s firing was tion or the reasoning behind predictable, given the lack its moves Monday in a of improvement by a Bills season ending press conferSam Wilson defense he inherited as one ence. He opened by saying Sports Editor of the best in the league but he spoke for ownership fell to below-average for and the team president but both of his two seasons. You can feel claimed he wasn’t “privy” to the decibad for Ryan after leaks undermined sion behind e an s firing and e en the end of his tenure but at least he’ll more incredibly said he hadn’t thought be paid well (Pegula has to pay the last about whether he agreed with it. If three ears of his fi e ear contract to Whaley couldn’t predict Ryan would be do nothing if he chooses to, but he could fired he seems to be the onl one in the make even more money doing what he building given how many leaks reported always did best, talking, on television. it would happen since hours before the Whether the Bills say anything about Steelers game in Week 14. Whaley’s future and ultimatums like If Whaley was to speak for ownthe one reported last year, he can’t be ership, he should have at least been on steady footing. How willing would coached to answer for them cohera hot coaching candidate be to work for ently. Instead, the press conference only an ownership on its third coach in four prompted more questions to the point where Terry and Kim Pegula gave sepaContinued on next page


Jan. 6-12, 2017 Play from Page 1 a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. This is an entertaining comedy, as Mrs. Savage leads her stepchildren on a merry chase, while realizing the hopes and dreams of her new found friends. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the world is not entirely made up of greed and dishonest but filled with indness and affection. ic ets for the erformance are a ailable at the door. The cast includes: ■ Zoe Tyler as Florence (the “mother”); ■ Kurt Stitzel as Hannibal (the violinist); ■ Haylee Leatherbarrow as Fairy May childli e liar ■ ierce u onaitis as effre the military pilot); ■ i on as rs. add the artist); ■ ndrew rus a as itus the oldest stepson); ■ a ota a er as amuel the youngest stepson); ■ il Harrington as il elle the middle stepchild); ■ Kala Farley as Mrs. Ethel Savage (the widow); ■ licia arlow as iss illie the nurse); and ■ ac an e as r. mmett the doctor) From previous page years, a general manager who could be fired in a ear and with an uncertain uarterbac situation. National media reports, including ason a anfora suggest nn is the heavy favorite to succeed Ryan and bring former aguars head coach us radle as defensi e coordinator a position he held in Seattle. Lynn did an admirable job with the ills offense after reg oman s ee firing finding creati e wa s to get LeSean McCoy the ball in space and ee ing a lor turno er free. i en how he had to sit Taylor at the front office s insistence to a oid a costl in ur one wonders how much power a head

Press photo by Jason Riley

John Jarzynski watches as (from left) Dakota Baker, Kala Farley, Lillian Harrington and Andrew Kruszka rehearse Tuesday in the Gowanda High School Auditorium for The Thespian Society’s production of “The Great Savage” later this month.

coach Lynn would have in bringing him bac . f the ills are close as hale claims the ll want a uarterbac read for ee in . hort of bringing on omo to uffalo an e ensi e mo e and an unli el one gi en better o tions li e en er and Houston a ailable to him the ills would struggle to find an one better for ne t ear than Taylor. ut that brings u the e con ict are the ills a team for now or for the future he e been tr ing to be both but have remained neither for too long. (Sports editor Sam Wilson may be contacted at

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Kids’ wrestling, 1865 As a follow-up to last week’s article on youth wrestling in Gowanda, here is a photo of the trophy winners at a tournament on April 9, 1965. (Front row, from left) are Mark Nephew, Dennis Smouse, Gary Korbar and Alan White; (back row) David Bray, Arlen White, Todd Twichell, Walter Colvenbach and Mark Regan.

Photo courtesy Gowanda Area Historical Society


Jan. 6-12, 2017


Gowanda Assembly of God 78 Allen St. | Pastor: David Gabel Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.


Cattaraugus United Methodist 53 Washington St. | 257-3583 or 257-9398 Pastor: Becky Ward Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Gowanda Free Methodist Church Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church 149 West Main St. | 111 South St. | 257-3326 Pastor: Jon Horton Assistant Pastors: Tim McKeever, Chris Landon Pastor: Rev. Mike Jones Worship Times: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 and Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Victory Tabernacle First Presbyterian Church of Gowanda 254 South Main St. | 257-9638 64 E. Main St. | 532-4292 Pastor: Michael Winder Pastor: Rev. Donna Lewis Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Gowanda United Methodist Church 30 North Chapel St. | 532-4092 Pastor: Chris Klimecko Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 36 Washington St. | 257-9351 | Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia Sunday Mass: 11:15 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church 40 South Chapel St. | 532-4342 Pastor: Travis S. Grubbs Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m.

St. John’s United Church of Christ 26 Ellicott St. | 257-9287 or 257-5315 or 257-3606 Pastor: Rev. Harland J. West Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 26 Erie St. | 532-5100 | Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia Worship: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 & 9:30 a.m.

East Leon Wesleyan Church Corner 42nd Street & Leon/Mosher Hollow 257-9082 or 257-6081 | Pastor: Rev. Karen Cleveland Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 76 Center St. Pastor: The Rev. David Noves Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.


New Hope Baptist Church Trinity United Church of Christ 13861 Route 62 near Richardson Road 30 Erie Ave. | 532-3004 | Pastors: Jack and Micah Seiler Pastor: Rev. Suzanne Hodges Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Wednesdays Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Special Notes: Free community meal, second Saturday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m., January through November



The Gowanda Press provides church listings to religious establishments in the Gowanda area free of charge. To submit a listing, email or call 241-7267. Please include church name, address, phone number, website, pastor’s name and worship times.


United Methodist Church 7896 East Flats Road | 257-9452 Pastor: Wesley Tessey Sunday Worship: 9:45 a.m. Free Methodist Church East Otto Road at Brooklyn Corners | 257-3253 Pastor: Raymond Start Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.


Pleasant Valley Baptist Church 12557 Route 438 Pastor: Rev. John Proios Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.


Wesleyan Church 704 Erie St. | 938-6190 Pastor: Rev. Buck Hall Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church 301 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Sue Fish Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. United Methodist Church 109 Court St. | 938-6150 Pastor: Nathan Lange Sunday Worship: Traditional, 9 a.m.; Contemporary, 11 a.m. Grace Bible Baptist Church & Grace Christian Academy 201 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Rich Godinez Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Valley View Baptist Church Routes 242 & 353 at the Y Pastor: Rev. Ken Doyle Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.


Solomon’s Porch Ministries 7705 Toad Hollow Road | 257-9138 Pastor: Gail McCory Worship: Saturdays, 7 p.m. & Sundays, 10 a.m.

OTTO Immanuel Lutheran Church 9027 East Otto Road | 688-5194 Pastor: Rev. Howard Warner Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.


United Methodist Church Main Street near Peck Hill Road Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.


Versailles United Methodist Church Main Street Pastor: Dave Rood Sunday Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.


Wesley United Methodist Route 353 near Markham Road | 257-3583 Pastor: Becky Ward Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m.

This page is dedicated to the building of a more spiritual and greater church-going community. Area businesses who desire to see more people attend the church of their choice can show support by sponsoring this page. For additional information, call 945-1644 x. 305.




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Jan. 6-12, 2017

OUT & ABOUT ■ Jan. 6, 10 to 11 a.m., Preschool Storytime, Concord Public Library in Springville. Free program for ages 3-5. For more information or to register, call 5927742. ■ Jan. 6, 7 p.m., Songs of Hope music night, Gowanda Hollywood Theater on Main Street in Gowanda. Original and Christian music by Josh Seiler, Eric Stratton and Joe Ells on guitars and piano. Free and open to public. Call 259-0141. ■ Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Peter Cetera, Seneca Allegany Event Center, $25. ■ Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Surprise Craft Night at St. Mary’s Sunday School building, 75 Center St., Gowanda. Materials provided. Public welcome. Call 532-2631. ■ Jan. 13, 10 to 11 a.m., Preschool Storytime, Concord Public Library in Springville. Free program for ages 3-5. For more information or to register, call 5927742. ■ Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., HarleyDay Valley at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville. Sponsored by Gowanda Harley-Davidson. Live music, food and drinks, and the Jumpstart will be available. Visit ■ Jan. 14, 4 to 6 p.m., Free Community Meal, Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 Erie Ave. in Gowanda. All are welcome. ■ Jan. 14, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Community Service Fundraiser Dinner, Gowanda Moose Lodge 1382. Spaghetti and meatballs dinner and bas et raf e. ost . all 532-4882. ■ Jan. 15, 2 to 5 p.m., United Heritage Fiddlers meet at North Collins Center Senior. All acoustic instruments are welcome to participate. Weather permitting. Refreshments provided. Open to the public. No charge.


To submit an event or happening for Out & About, email event details to, send via mail to 49 W. Main St., Gowanda, NY 14041 or call 241-7267. Please be sure to include date and time and any cost associated with the event. Out & About listings are free of charge.

■ Jan. 18, 4 to 7 p.m., Gowanda Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner, Gowanda American Legion. Cost $8 adults, $5 children. Take outs available. ■ Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Paint Night at the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley. Paint a masterpiece and enjoy a beverage at the same time. Visit ■ Jan. 19, Discover NY Ski Day, Holiday Valley. Purchase 8-hour lift ticket through Ski areas of New York for $24. Visit iskiny. com. ■ Jan. 20, 10 to 11 a.m., Preschool Storytime, Concord Public Library in Springville. Free program for ages 3-5. For more information or to register, call 5927742. ■ Jan. 20-22, Winter Blues Weekend in downtown Ellicottville. Blues music scattered throughout village during the weekend. Visit for complete schedule. ■ Jan. 21 & 22, Olean Area Outdoor and Rec Sports Show, Good Times of Olean. Latest hunting and fishing gear and more. Hours, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 372-4433. ■ Jan. 26-27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic, Holiday Valley. Led by Lisa Densmore Ballard. Cost $290 includes coaching, demo equipment, some meals. Call (800) 323-0020. ■ Jan. 27, 10 to 11 a.m., Preschool Storytime, Concord Public Library in Springville. Free program for ages 3-5. For more information or to register, call 5927742. ■ Jan. 28 & 29, USASA Boardercross Weekend, Holiday Valley. A weekend of 4 USASA Boardercross events with competition to be held on Moonshadow course. Visit ■ Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Kris Kristofferson, Seneca Allegany Event Center, $25.

■ Jan. 29, noon to 6 p.m., Aspire Ski the Valley, Holiday alle . enefits children and adults with disabilities in Western New or . usic bas et raf es and more. Visit ■ Feb. 3, 10 to 11 a.m., Preschool Storytime, Concord Public Library in Springville. Free program for ages 3-5. For more information or to register, call 5927742. ■ Feb. 3 & 4, AMSOIL Championship Snocross racing at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino. The national snowmobile racing tour returns for its fifth sto on its schedule. More information as the event nears. ■ Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice, Seneca Allegany Events Center, $15. ■ Feb. 18 & 19, Sportsman’s Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center. Presented by York-Penn Shows. Hours, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $8. Visit ■ Feb. 19, 2 to 5 p.m., United Heritage Fiddlers meet at North Collins Center Senior. All acoustic instruments are welcome to participate. Weather permitting. Refreshments provided. Open to the public. No charge. ■ Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Telestock at Holiday Valley. A day of peace, love and telemark skiing. Call 699-2054. ■ Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Penguin Paddle at Holiday Valley. Annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program. People slide on bellies “penguin style” on garbage bags to bottom of Yodeler. Visit ■ March 4, 7 p.m., Dick Fox’s Golden Boys, Seneca Allegany Events Center. Featuring Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. $35.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Jan. 8 to 14 include: Sunday ■ Pickleball with Lois — 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. (free)

Monday Exercises with Pat — 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free) ■

Tuesday Active senior aerobics with Kim — 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (fee for this class) ■

Wednesday Exercises with Pat — 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free) ■ Quilting with Florence — 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room. (free) ■ Games and crafts with Pat — 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room. (free) ■ Senior bowling — 1 p.m., K & L Lanes in Gowanda. ■

Thursday Yoga with Suzie, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym.

Friday Exercises with Pat, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free) ■ Potluck Lunch, noon, Painter Center yellow room. Bring a dish to pass. ■

For more information on these or any of the group’s senior activities call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message.

Collins Public Library COLLINS — Upcoming events taking place at the Collins Public Library: ■ Monday, Jan. 9, 6 p.m. Craft Club for ages 4-12. Registration required so call or stop in to sign up. ■ Thursday, Jan. 12, 3:30 p.m., Teen Game Night. Learn what new technology is coming to the library, or just show up to play games with your friends! The library may order pizza at 4:30 p.m. based on how many show up. ■ Monday, Jan. 16, the Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ■ Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., Family Movie Night. “Finding Dory” starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill. ■ Library hours: Monday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Closed Sundays. For more information, call 5325129.



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Gowanda Press — Jan. 6, 2017 Edition