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Week of July 12, 2012


Vol.5, No. 28 – FREE

A Historic Celebration Fredonia History Days celebrates village’s history

Blues’ festival on the 7th and 8th. In the around Barker Commons at 6 October, the Harvest Moon Cemetery p.m. Th ere will be live 50’s music Star Staff Writer Tours draw a regular crowd of folks from “The Untouchables,” as well as It’s no secret that Chautauqua County food vendors on site throughout the interested in the spookier side of is full of history. Communities all entire event. The big ‘draw’ this year, Fredonia’s History. Then in December around the county hold events to though, are the horse-drawn carriage is the Miracle on Main Street event. celebrate that history, drawing in rides. On Saturday, July 21, the History tourists and helping residents have Days will begin a series of reenact“Th e horse-drawn trolley tours are a a newfound appreciation for their ments with a commemoration of the big thing, ” said Langworthy. “We’re home. having them on Friday and Satutday bicentennial of the war of 1812. One such event is approaching in the nights. It’s a big expense for us and we “We have a lady who is portraying Village of Fredonia. For the first time, want to get good participation. As a Festivals Fredonia is hosting ‘Fredo- non-profit organization, we just want the Widow Cole during her historic nia History Days,’ a two-day event to to bring people into the community.” horse ride from Lake Erie to downtown Fredonia to warn the men in celebrate Fredonia and all the history the village of a Canadian ship at the Th e Festivals Fredonia Committee the little village holds. hosts four events throughout the year mouth of Canadaway Creek,” said “Fredonia History Days is replacing Langworhty. “We’re having a ceremoin the village with Fredonia History the old ‘Victorian Dazzle’ festival we Days being the first. In September, ny to start her journey at the Dunkirk used to host,” said Todd Langworthy, they’ll throw the ‘Red White and Lighthouse and another ceremony at who is the town historian for the Town of Pomfret and is a member of the Festivals Fredonia committee. “We wanted to change directions. Instead of focusing on one period of history, we decided to open it up to different periods of history and Cushing’s Battery is a Civil War Reenactment group that will participate broaden the attraction of the event in the first ‘Fredonia History Days,’ hosted in downtown Fredonia by the for area residents.” Festivals Fredonia committee. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21. This year’s festival begins on Friday, July 20 with a Classic Car show in By Scott Wise

the finish of her ride in Fredonia.” On Satuday, to commemorate the Civil War, Cushing’s Battery will form an encampment in Barker Commons which will be free for festival-goers to tour and explore. “Cushing’s Battery is a Civil War reenactment group from Western New York that I’ve worked with for years,” said Langworhty. “They were a part of the ceremony dedicating the Alonzo Cushing monument and put on camps at Fredonia High School as well. For the festival, they’re putting on an artillery camp. They’ll have a canon and other pieces of Civil War era artillery to demonstrate, something the kids always enjoy. It’s open to the public to walk around the camp and talk to the soldiers. People can see the life of a typical Civil War soldier. The ladies of the group will also be doing a presentation on women during the Civil War Era, and preparing food samples and demonstrating Civil War Medicine.” If you’re in the area next weekend, be sure to swing by downtown Fredonia and check out the historic celebration of history for yourself!

Scandinavian Folk Festival will highlight Swedish heritage of Jamestown

Festival participants enjoy vaious cultural activities at the Scandinavian Folk Festival

BY DANIEL MEYER Star Contributing Writer

A grand celebration that will highlight Scandinavian heritage will take place in Jamestown next weekend when the 11th annual Scandinavian Folk Festival takes place at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds. The festival is expected to draw people from not only Western New York but many different states and a handful of foreign countries as the Jamestown community celebrates its large Swedish population and rich history. Sponsored by the American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, the festival’s wide variety of events are scheduled to take place July 20 through July 22, including musical entertainment, educational workshops, historical lectures and discussions and other fun activities to be enjoyed by people of all ages. The Jamestown area, for lack of a better term, is quite Swedish, with the direct connection dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s when approximately one-fifth of Sweden’s

population immigrated to America. It is believe that close to one million Swedes traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to move to the United States. While many of those immigrants settled in Minnesota and Illinois, historical records show that the third largest settlement of Swedes in our country was here in Western New York, specifically right in and around Jamestown. By the 1920s, Jamestown had registered the highest percentage of Swedish citizens of any city in the entire nation, with many Jamestown residents regularly speaking Swedish instead of English as they carried along with their normal day-to-day activities. Many Jamestown area families still observe a variety of Swedish holiday customs and special “Midsummer” and Christmas observations are among the highlighted focal points of local church services. The Scandinavian Folk Festival in Jamestown is one of the largest summer celebrations of Swedish heritage in the country and organizers take

great pride in offering an incredible lineup of entertainment over the three days that feature Nordic life. The theme “Be Nordic for a Weekend” is quite evident when you take a glance at the schedule of events. The entertainment schedule includes a performance by the Rockbridge Brothers, a bluegrass band who hail from Stockholm, Sweden. Also on the agenda are musical presentations by Svenska Spelman and Nordanvind, the Jamestown Municipal Band and the Thule Lodge Swedish Folk Dance teams, which will include both children and adult performers. Other activities include visits to the Viking Village, scheduled dances around the “Midsummer Pole,” opportunities to purchase Scandinavian-themed wares at a Swedish flea market, hands-on arts and crafts workshops and plenty of choices to taste a wide variety of Scandinavian foods. Speaking of food, one of the highlights of the first day of the festival will be the Swedish Meatball Cooking Contest is scheduled to take place

starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 20, with cash prizes to be presented to the first, second and third place winners. The festival will run on Friday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Gate passes” are $7 on Friday, $8 on Saturday, and $4 on Sunday. After 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, the cost of admission will be $5. All children age 16 and under will be admitted Pontoon and Power Boats, free. Fishing, Pedal and Kayaks The Scandinavian Folk Festival is made possible this year through the grant support of the New York State (Located At) Council on the Arts Decentralization Chautauqua Marina Regrant Program, which is adminisFull Service Marina tered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Open 7 Days a week 8 am–8 pm Council, as well as the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Johnson Foundation. For more information about next 716-753-3913 weekend’s festival, visit www. 104 West Lake Rd., or email Mayville, NY or call 716-4840415.

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A Hole in ‘Won’

Robert Maytum Memorial Golf Tournament, Robert Basil Chevy Hand Out Big Prize

Author to Retell Historical Event at Jackson Center, July 19 Spinner discovered in his detailed research for his book, Star Contributing Writer didn’t want to talk about what Six months from the day a they had seen. “Nobody from westbound passenger train Naperville was killed in the leaving Chicago’s Union Statrain wreck,” he says, “which tion collided at 80 miles an may be why so few locals conhour into the rear of a stopped tinued to talk about it.” west bound passenger train Much of Chuck Spinner’s adult that killed 45 people, the life, as a high school student, author of a book on the defini- and then later as a teacher of tive history of the event, “The Social Studies and U.S. history, Tragedy of the Loomis Street he was a resident of Ohio. He Crossing” was born. Chuck met his wife, Beatrice, in the Spinner’s mother remembers Cleveland, Ohio area. Her that fatal accident because it family had a vacation cottage occurred on Loomis Street, on the east shores of Lake just a few blocks away where Chautauqua. They vacationed she was home pregnant with there. After they were marher second child, Charles. His ried they went to a site called mother remembers the date of “French’s Cabins,” located then that fatal railroad accident be- on a site of the abandoned cause her brother went racing tracks of the former Chautauto the accident scene and her qua trolley line. husband, a volunteer fireman, dashed from work to see what Chuck Spinner continued he could do to provide rescue. his teaching career, then retirement came about but he It was April 25, 1946, and, worked for three more years. at the time, it was the worst His routine was to leave work, train accident in Burlington then get to Lake Chautauqua Railroad history. and have a fishing line in the Sixty-six years later, after water by 3 p.m. Friday and thirty-three years of teaching, leave early on Monday to and many years commuting be back in time to teach at from the Cleveland area to the Monday morning at Shaker waters of Lake Chautauqua Heights high school. It might for summer vacations, Chuck have been during those fishing Spinner wrote the story of the moments that Chuck Spintrain wreck that remained only ner, drawing on his life-long in memory. He wondered why interest in writing, conceived no memorial was ever erected, the notion to write a book why no book was ever written about the tragic disaster that about the accident. He felt as if occurred in the neighborhood he had to do something about of his hometown, Naperville, that failure to recall an event Illinois. At that time, Naperhistorical happening. There ville, according to Spinner, had were some, those too near the a population of approximately accident site, who, as Chuck By Peter Hamilton

5,300 people. “Now there about 14,000 residents, making it the third largest town in Illinois,” he says. “How often did you get to add something to the town’s history from where you came?” Chuck Spinner’s book, “The Tragedy of the Loomis Street Crossing” contains many interviews based upon the recollections of those involved. Many are from the moments of the accident – a Marine Sergeant returning the South Pacific war; a passenger who had moved to a different seat, sparing his life; employees of a factory near to the accident and Chuck’s mother and volunteer firemen. Other’s recollections add drama to the story from their perspective away from the accident - a soldier recuperating in the hospital that received the injured, and an elementary school student who thought the train wreck was like his own toy trains, coming off the track. Chuck Spinner has had the challenge faced by many authors promoting their selfpublished book -prominent distribution. Spinner says that a publishing company from England contacted him with international publication in mind. But, according to Spinner, the publishers wanted him to rewrite the story in a romantic, fictionalized version— much like the heartbreaking drama of the famous Titanic sinking. His response was that he would not change the nonfiction theme of his book. Readers can hear Chuck Spinner relate the factual accounts of the Naperville collision, and its subsequent impact on the life of others in an historical presentation at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown on July 19 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 pm. There will be a $5 admission.

Pictured from left to right are: Sue Jones, President Rotary Club of Jamestown 2011-2012; Rick Sterne, District 7090 Governor 2012-2013 and Leslie Hoisington, recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award 2011-2012.

Becker. “Our family is good friends with the Maytums, and Mark Maytum has been askth While this is the 14 year that ing me for years to come out. golfers have gathered for the I thought it would be a nice Robert Maytum Memorial trip, so this year we decided to Golf Tournament, it’s the first come. I’m so glad that I did!” year that someone won the big As Becker was nearing the end prize. of the course, he stepped on to The Prize: A 2013 Chevrolet the green at the fifteenth hole. Malibu Eco, sponsored by Dwayne Randall, the Director Robert Basil Chevrolet in of Golf at Peek’n Peak detailed Fredonia. it well: The Challenge: Take one “He proceeded to use a five shot at a hole-in-one on the iron, the ball took one hop and fifteenth hole at Peek’n Peak’s went into the hole. His group more challenging Upper Golf had no clue. They thought Course. it had gotten close but was The Result: A brand new 2013 hiding just behind the cup. Chevrolet Malibu Eco parked They walked to the side and in the driveway of Albany-area didn’t see it, and finally came businessman Jim Becker. to realize it actually went in. He couldn’t believe that he’d Little did Becker know when just won a car. It didn’t roll or he consented to make the anything. Just a one hop slam!” drive to Western New York that he’d be in for more than a Becker made the first holegreat day of golf. in-one of his life on that day, and he couldn’t have chosen a “It was my first year combetter time or place to do it. ing to the tournament,” said By Scott Wise Star Staff Writer

“I didn’t believe it,” said Becker. “I called my wife and she didn’t believe me, so I had to have my friend get on the phone and tell her before she’d believe it. We were so excited!” Becker’s wife, Carolyn, was excited not only in support of her husband- but she’s the lucky lady who will be driving the brand, new, fully loaded eco-vehicle. Mark R. Maytum, President and Chief Operations Officer at DFT Communications and grandson of Robert Maytum, Sr., was also delighted that someone won the vehicle. “We’ve given away trips before,” said Maytum, “but we were thrilled that someone finally won the car. In the fourteen years of the tournament it hasn’t happened before. It was a great day.”






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and craft vendors are needed to show the skills involved in Fenton History Center woodworking, leatherworking, quilting, weaving, handcrafts The Fenton History Center’s and more. 8th Annual Old Fashion Day The theme this year is the of Living History is Saturday, theaters of Jamestown. The theAugust 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 aters were numerous from the p.m. on the grounds of beauti- later 1800s up until the 1920s ful Fenton Park. when all but four remained. The Park surrounds the 1863 The current Reg Lenna Civic Fenton Mansion and the Center and Lucille Ball Little historic Hall House next door. Theater are all that remain Old time crafters, food vendors today. Contributed Article

“We would like to feature vaudeville type performances during the day. We know dog acts, dancing, magic acts and juggling are part of our stage tradition,” says Fenton Director Joni Blackman. Interested persons are encouraged to call the Fenton History Center at 664-6256. Crafters are encouraged to sell their creations. The festival is free to the public.

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The Matchless Name of Jesus

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church of the Southern Tier

Has ever a name existed that has provoked so many thoughts as this Name? To the forgiven, this Name is the refuge from a guilty conscience. For the wicked, this Name questions the intelligence of gambling eternity and makes for uneasiness. For the saved, this Name is a sweet pardon and commission to redeem a hurting world. To the faithful, the Name above every name grants access to the Throne of Grace to obtain mercy and find help in this very present time of need. Some hold fast the Name; others mock in bitter contempt. Believers sing the Name; the hard in heart gnash their teeth at the sound of it. The Name of Jesus puts every heart on trial. Acts 4:12 says, “Neither is there

salvation in any other (name); for there is none other Name under Heaven given to men WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED.” The Name of Jesus has received the greatest audience in all Heaven. So much that sinners are granted a hearing by approaching in that Name. Without that Name the ears of God are closed to the requests of depraved humanity. Sinners are turned away until that beautiful Name is breathed. Romans 10:13, “For whosoever calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” Now a once shut out sinner receives full pardon and citizen rights because that Name was mingled with faith words. The Name of Jesus upon the lips of the most wretched sinner can arrest the attention of the Heav-

enly Father. We need not look any further than the Name of Jesus. In Acts chapter 3, the Apostle Peter taps into a great reserve of power stored in the Name. Peter and John happen upon a man crippled from birth begging for alms beside a gate of the Temple called Beautiful. This man is destitute. There is no known cure for his condition and had there been he could not afford it. This man had reached the lowest strata of society. When he saw Peter and John he thought surely he would receive money. But what he received was a powerful introduction to the Name of Jesus. Peter simply set his eyes upon the man in Acts 3:6 and said, “…In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise and walk.” Peter didn’t

wait for the man to receive a doubting thought so he grabbed the man and hoisted him to his feet. The man not only walked but he began to leap. The Name recreated bones and energized tendons. The Name didn’t leave the man even to a limp. He was restored to enjoy life again, to find an honest living, and to begin a testimony of worshipping at the Temple instead of begging at its gates. This man’s destiny was overturned by this Mighty Name in the voice of a believing one. This Name is still overturning destinies today. Salvation is found in the Name. Healing is contained in every syllable. What does your heart believe about the Name of Jesus?

Keeping the Faith

By Rev. Michael Lokietek Family Church of Chautauqua County

Dear Pastor, I’ve heard Christians use the phrase “The Rapture” when talking about the End Times. What is it? The word rapture means “to be carried or caught away to a state of joy or ecstasy.” This term is used to describe the event that is foretold or predicted in the Bible that will occur when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to earth to gather up His believers and bring these people to Heaven. When Christians are “caught away” by Jesus and go to Heaven,

they will certainly be in “a state of joy and ecstasy.” Now let me begin with this… the word “rapture” is not found in the Bible. Does this mean that this event is not going to happen? Absolutely not! While the word is not specifically used, the Bible says that the event that it refers to, will occur! While this may seem a bit confusing or contradictory; allow me explain. Words or phrases have been developed and utilized to describe a specific Biblical event or concept.

The word “Eucharist,” for example, is not found in the Bible but is a doctrinal term used in reference to the Bread and Cup, representations of the Body and Blood of Christ, used during Communion. To say that the Eucharist doesn’t exist because the word is not found in the Bible is using the same reasoning as saying that the event of the Rapture doesn’t exist simply because the term to describe this event isn’t in the Bible. Where does the Bible talk

about this event? Let’s look at a few scriptures that tell us about our being raptured or “caught away” into Heaven. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 declares that, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” The term rapture is used synonymously with “caught up”. Because it will be such a glorious experience, the Rapture is also referred to as the “blessed

hope.” The Book of Titus 2:13 also declares that we are, “looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.” Remember, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Whatever the Rapture is called, it is guaranteed to be a wonderful and glorious fulfillment of God’s promises to His children.


Seniors Asked to Look for EPIC Renewals in Mail State is reinstating the EPIC Chautauqua County Office for the Aging program beginning in 2013. The program will have some As many seniors are aware, the important changes but will be EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical much the same program that Insurance Program) changed seniors were accustomed to. dramatically this year. However, due to the outcry of seniors Seniors who have been on EPIC will be receiving a very and advocates, New York Contributed Article

important mailing in the coming months. EPIC will be sending out a renewal form that will have to be completed and sent back to EPIC. The form will be needed to obtain income information as well as to verify New York State

residency. At this point, there should be no documentation required unless EPIC requires it in the future. These mailings are being sent to allow time for EPIC to establish whether seniors will be enrolled in the Fee plan or the

New York Connects and Hot Weather

Contributed Article New York Connects Dana Corwin RN

Summer is here and everyone is looking to keep cool. New York Connects is the connection to services and information in Chautauqua County. Hot weather can cause heat exhaustion in people and animals as well. It is crucial to keep cool in the summer, but how? When it’s hot, keeping cool can be done in a variety of ways. Avoiding the hottest times of the day to go out, usually between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., when the sun is full strength is highly recommended. If being outdoors during that time is a must, wearing light clothing, hat and sunglasses is important. Stay hydrated and drink fluids –take water along so it is on hand. A few places around Chautauqua County set up as cooling centers for senior citizens and others that have difficulty staying cool. Suggested Cooling Centers for Senior Citizens due to Hot Weather Advisory • Jamestown Crystal Ballroom from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday • Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena from 8 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. • James Prendergast Library 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday

• Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • St. Mary’s Church in Mayville from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day • Dunkirk Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most libraries, stores and restaurants are air conditioned as well. If one has fans or air conditioning that can be used in the home, be aware that the Neighbor for Neighbor fund remains open for this high energy use time. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation reminds residents that it’s Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund remains open as funds are available to provide assistance for energy-related expenses. The Neighbor For Neighbor Heat Fund, a first-come, first-served home-heating assistance grant program, provides assistance to low-income Western New Yorkers. Qualifying Western New Yorkers may receive a one-time grant of up to $400. In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must fall into at least one of the following classifications: Be at least 55 years old; a member of their household must be handicapped or have a disability that reduces the household’s income; have a certified medical emergency; or be receiving unemployment benefits. Applicants must have made at least four payments to their heating bills within a 12-month period from the date of application. Monthly income and expenses will be verified,

and grant applications are processed by administering agencies. Applicants must reside in National Fuel’s service territory; however, they are not required to be a National Fuel customer. Eligible families or individuals in need of payment assistance are encouraged to contact the following to find the nearest agency and determine the necessary documentation to bring to the application interview: the Salvation Army at 716-8839800, extension 230; or Catholic Charities at 716-856-4494 or 716-218-1400 (ask for Parish Outreach). In Chautauqua County, eligible families or individuals should contact the following: • The Salvation Army at 716664-4108 • Catholic Charities at 716-8564494 or 716-218-1400 (ask for Parish Outreach) • Chautauqua County Office For the Aging at 716-753-4471 if age 60 or over. The Utility also offers other programs and services and referrals to other third-party assistance programs to customers who are struggling with their heating bills. To find out more, call 1-800-365-3234 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www. and look under the “For Home” section of the website. Be careful in the hot weatherit can be just as dangerous as winter. Dehydration is when the amount of water leaving

the body is more than what is taken in. When we sweat when it is hot and do not increase our water intake dehydration can occur. Signs and symptoms of dehydration can include: a dry mouth, headache, dry skin, sleepiness, constipation, muscle cramping, nausea and possibly vomiting, light-headedness, weakness and decreased urine output. A change in heart beat-feeling like it is racing and confusion are signs that dehydration is progressing and there is need to seek medical help. Dehydration is one of the most frequent causes of hospitalizations in people over 65 years of age. NY Connects is information and assistance telephone service provided by NY state for people of all ages, who have on-going health problems and needs. This service is confidential and free and focused on the consumer’s needs and resources available to them. NY Connects can assist even further by making referrals directly to several programs. For more information, e-mail, call the Mayville office at 753-4582, Dunkirk office at 363-4582 or Jamestown office at 661-7582. The fax number is 753-4477. The main office is located at 7 North Erie St in Mayville in the HRC building at the county seat offices. NY Connects is brought to you by the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging and the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services.

deductible plan with EPIC for the year 2013. It is crucial that seniors complete and return these forms. It is realized that these changes are very confusing to EPIC members. Seniors with questions regarding EPIC or other

health insurance issues may contact their Chautauqua County Office for the Aging for more information in the Jamestown area at 661-8940 in Dunkirk at 363-3865 or in Mayville at 753-4471.

Tips on managing medications as well. Chautauqua County Office of the Aging • Save all medication inserts About 1.5 million Americans that come with new medicaare sickened, injured or killed tions and keep them in a file. each year by errors in prescrib- • Read all labels for warnings about food and drug interacing, dispensing and taking tions. medications. One in four seniors over age 65 take five • Take all medications as preto 10 medications per day and scribed on the bottle. 63 percent of senior citizens polled indicate they have for- • Do not cut or chew pills unless instructed. gotten doses. The following are some tips to • Have pills put in a medication box/container, which managing medications: will help one remember the • Create a list of the medicamedications. tions, supplements and over the counter medications taken • Decide who the best person and keep it updated every time is to fill the medication contained, if one is unable to do it. a new medication is received or one is taken away by the • When going to the phardoctor. macy, before leaving make • Put the list on the refrigera- sure all the information on the pill bottle is accurate and open tor and keep an updated list in the purse and give a copy to the container; if the pills look the family member who takes different, ask the pharmacist to explain why. If it is too difficult you to the doctor or hospital to open, ask the pharmacist to • Take the list to all doctor put the medication in a nonappointments or when filling a child proof, easy to remove lid new prescription container. • Fill all prescriptions at one If the cost of medication pharmacy can’t be afforded, call your local Office for the Aging to • Consider using mail order prescriptions to ensure timely ask the HIICAP counselor for assistance in applying for refills and save money pharmaceutical assistance. The • Keep all prescriptions in doctor may be also asked for their original container. If travelling or if pills are needed samples for a new medication, especially if it is a short-term in the purse especially, a medication. prescription may be needed Contributed Article

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Everyone Has A Story: Sharon Howe-Sweeting

By Patricia Pihl Editor

Traveling in diplomatic and scientific circles is typically not associated with the life of a research librarian, but Sharon Howe-Sweeting credits her love of books and research as the reason she endured on a career path that often reached into unchartered and unfamiliar territory. “If I were to describe myself in one word, I would pick bibliophile or a lover of books, a love which has shaped my entire life.” The Cherry Creek native and current owner of the town’s inn discovered her “book” skills would cement a working relationship with a U.S. Ambassador, as well help her adapt to numerous career challenges. After graduation from Syracuse University where she met her husband Lester Sweeting, Howe would reside in re, Washington and in London, ope, her husband’s time divided of between 14 locations across or the globe as assistant director of the IRS’s international programs. Years later, Sharon would come re back to Cherry Creek in a plan to help care for her aging s parents. Eventually she and es Lester would purchase a newly renovated Italianate-style bed and breakfast in the countryside nearby. As events unfolded, their life would continue to take unexpected turns even after assuming what should have been a quiet existence in a rural atmosphere where Amish buggies and corn fields are the norm, far away from the international lifestyle they led for many years. y Howe’s story begins after graduation when husband g e 0 in

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Lester was transferred to what she calls the “big house” in Washington, working as an assistant director for international programs. While he was on the road visiting such foreign posts as London, Paris, Rome and Bonn, and Singapore, Howe completed her Master’s Degree in Library Science, and worked at the Smithsonian as the gift and exchange librarian. In that role, she would send and receive scientific articles and journals to and from places overseas. “People think of the museums on the mall and they think that’s the Smithsonian but it really isn’t; it’s just as much of a research institution as a university.” “In my section we had shelves and shelves where we would get things from foreign countries and then our curators would look at them and see which ones were relevant to what they were working on.” While most countries were agreeable to sending materials written by their best and brightest, a few like the Soviets were a little harder to convince. Howe says in the 70’s the Soviets had one agency for copyright releases. “We would send letter after letter after letter to this agency… For years we tried to get the copyright releases on scientific articles.” In an era before glasnost, one of her career victories was finally getting the copyright office in Moscow to reply to one of her letters. Despite an initial dismal response, Howe says the Soviets “were very proud of what their accomplishments were - particularly in space, airplanes and other things that didn’t divulge secrets.” “The Smithsonian has an inter-

national reputation and they were well-respected scholars.” She says the Serbo-Croatians were also anxious to get their scientific materials into the English world, so “it wasn’t as difficult as it may sound.” As she reflects on the experience she makes this observation: “I frequently think if we let scientists, students and ordinary people in all of these countries speak to each otherparticularly in the scientific community -we’d have a lot fewer wars and more understanding. There’s an understanding and compatibility. It’s like the Nobel Peace Prize— they are interested in the same field (of study).” After 15 years, Howe left the Smithsonian leaving for London to accompany her husband who had been transferred to take another position with the IRS. In a decision that was determined by the political climate, Howe was turned down for a librarian’s position at the British Architectural Museum, being told - “I could hire you if you were anything but an American.” In 1983, she landed a position at the U.S. Embassy working for Charles Price, a Reagan appointee and U.S. Ambassador to Britain. Coming in as a librarian who wasn’t diplomatically trained, she was placed in what was assumed would be temporary position, and was warned that she wouldn’t last due to Price’s reputation as a difficult boss. As it turned out, it was Howe’s experience as a librarian and researcher, which helped win favor with the Ambassador. “He liked that I was older, was willing to work, and the fact that I was a librarian.” In the days before Google, Howe could find what she calls


Sharon Howe-Sweeting stands in her extensive library in Cherry Creek which contains her collection of 3,500 books. Her career has included work at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and at the American Embassy in Britain.

important “factoids” for the Ambassador’s speeches. “We had a huge USAID (United States Agency for International Development) library and I knew how to look up stuff. He loved to put all these weird facts in his speeches.” Howe stayed in the office from 1983 to 1987 spending most of her time with speechwriters and “living high” in a world of diplomats centered at Price’s opulent Windfield house in England. BACK TO THE STATES Left to take care of personal business at home, Howe found herself back in Washington without a job after Lester was transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil. “While I was in London, we had the information explosion- even though I had a master’s degree in library science, I had no online searching experience.” Eventually she would work for the IRS, where she was transferred to legislative affairs, tracking legislation that changed tax code. An irony,

since she was “first a librarian,” who now found herself in an environment with no books at all. “Everything was on-line.” After retiring from the IRS in the 80s, Howe Sharon currently operates The Cherry and Lester found Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast “accomplished so much with themselves back his life, says Howe, “and he in Cherry Creek, purchasing would be proud to know that the newly renovated Cherry he is helping others.” Creek Inn. After retirement, Howe’s husband continued to Today, Howe still runs the work as a consultant. In 2008, Cherry Creek Inn. She has rea day after returning home cently added a carriage house from an overseas trip from and library, and in the back a Vietnam, Lester was killed garden path leads to a pavilion in an automobile accident in where weddings are held. Kennedy when he fell asleep at the wheel of his car and struck The library, which houses her personal collection of 3,500 a Randolph Academy school books, is in her words, “my bus. No one was injured on favorite place in the whole the bus. world.” After his death, a scholarship fund was set up in his name at the Randolph Academy and is given out annually. Lester, who grew up in foster care,


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Fredonia Farmers’ Market

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play

Cheesy Swiss Chard Bake

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1 tsp. grapeseed oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 5 cups fresh Swiss chard, roughly chopped 2 1/2 c. shredded cheese (your choice) 3 eggs 2 egg whites 1 c. milk 1/4 c. chopped fresh basil or parsley 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper Wash and dry Swiss chard. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Swiss chard, onion, and garlic. Sauté until stems are tender, do not overcook. Let cool. Wisk eggs and egg whites together and then add milk, herbs, garlic, and cheese to the mixture. Fold in sautéed chard, onions, and garlic add salt and pepper. Pour into a pie dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375* for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted comes out clean. Serve hot or at room temperature. Optional: Add 1/2 lb. of ground pork or ground goat meat, browned for a more savory dish.

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play is a project funded by the New York State Department of Health. The Chautauqua County Health Network was awarded a four and a half year grant in the fall of 2010 to administer CHP. The rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in New York State are immense along with the cost of treating them. In an effort to save money in regard to health care costs and productivity losses, Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play contractors in 22 counties


This recipe was provided by the Joy Family Farm. The Joy Family Farm has been operating for over 100 years in the Town of Pomfret. Currently in their fourth generation, the farm is still family owned and operated and participates weekly at the Fredonia Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. -1p.m. All of the ingredients above are available at the market, even the all natural (hormone and antibiotic free) brown eggs, pork, and goat meat. Apart from the ingredients listed above, Joy Farms sells jams and jellies using local fruit, specialty quilted items, and vegetables in season. Visit the Fredonia Farmers’ Market Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Church Street for fresh local food and artisan crafts. For more information, visit or call (716)640-540

across New York State are working to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes by making it easier to be physically active and eat healthy foods. Despite the progress being made, there is still much more work to be done. The percentage of New York State adults who are overweight or obese increased from 42 percent in 1997 to 60 percent in 2008. Currently a third of New York’s children are obese or overweight. Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past three decades. Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Chautauqua County is

creating policy, systems, and environmental changes in the community to increase access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. The eastside of Jamestown is the initial targeted area during the first years of the grant. CHP will extend to Dunkirk and throughout the county in the future. CHP is working with schools, municipalities, not-for-profits, churches and the community to: • Develop and implement transportation policies to ensure streets are safe, accessible, and convenient for all users of the roadways – pedestrians, bicyclists, cars and transit.

• Create, rehabilitate, maintain, and promote parks, trails, and recreation facilities in underserved residential areas to offer safe, accessible, and attractive opportunities for physical activity. • Establish and expand community gardens • Promote use of farmers markets with a focus on WIC participants and seniors To learn more about Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play contact Janet Forbes, Project Coordinator or call the office at716-338-0010 or her cell at 716-490-2616, or visit

Jamestown Community Farmers Market Set To Open July 11 Theme:“From Our Farms to your Tables”

business every Wednesday through October 31 from 2 JCFM until 6 p.m. Busti Cider Mill A new farmers market will and Small Meadows Farm will open in Jamestown on July be participating in the market. 11. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, fragrant herbs and “The Jamestown Community grass-fed beef are just a few of Farmers Market will provide access to Chautauqua County’s the items that will be for sale at the Jamestown Community finest produce in a convenient location on Jamestown’s Farmers Market. eastside,” said Janet Forbes, The new market will be Creating Healthy Places to located in the lot next to the Live, Work and Play Project Noe Place Convenience Store Coordinator. Creating Healthy and Sunoco Gas Station at 712 Places is a project funded by E. Second Street in Jamestown. the New York State DepartThe market will be open for ment of Health and is adminContributed Article

istered by the Chautauqua County Health Network. “Working with local farmers to create a new farmers market will provide an additional opportunity for neighbors, employees, restaurants, and organizations to increase access to the bounty of the area while providing farmers with another market option. The theme of the market – From Our Farms to your Tables – highlights the connection between our local farmers and the dinner tables of our families.”

“We are very excited to be opening in the midst of the growing season and look forward to offering delicious locally grown and raised foods to our customers,” Market Manager Christina King, said. The market is accepting a variety of payment options including cash, EBT, SNAP, credit, debit and Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC and Senior vouchers. For additional information call 388-0010 or email forbes@

WOMEN’S SECTION Scrapbooking Today Summer’s Frenzy and Small Children

Any fantasies I had during the winter months about hosting Martha Stewart-worthy beach In the wintertime, I lead a parties with color-coordinated rather solitary existence. I do accessories, cloth napkins and laundry once a week for two artfully carved pineapples are adults, spend minimal time gone the second I pull out the cleaning my perfectly orgagiant bin of BPA-coated plastic nized home and enjoy listendishes, disposable silverware ing to NPR and my podcasts and the paper napkins purof choice while crafting myself chased in bulk from a waregiddy in a dedicated office house store. space. I devote hours to photo Instead of healthy, homemade organization, scrapbooking, treats and carefully planned home decor projects and attempting to contribute to soci- menus with complementing courses, I resort to salt potaety with my Women’s Studies toes, salad out of a bag and and Sociology degrees in a whatever meat Jim grills for socially responsible manner. the masses. Anything resemSure, there is the occasional bling housekeeping no longer interruption for a tropical exists. There are fingerprints beach vacation with my one on every window, piles of rantrue love, but I don’t let that dom clothing that seemingly faze me. It’s calm, quiet and belong to no one in the house, peaceful at the beach. towels strewn on every availThen, the calendar flips to May able railing, wet spots on the and it’s instant chaos. floor and all flat surfaces are By Anne Walterich Contributing Writer

covered in something sticky. On top of all of this are bugs - both dead and alive - and a fine layer of sand. This is not a problem, of course, until the children arrive. Not having any wee ones of my own (thank you, science!), I forget that our house is not childproof until they get here. The teenagers are generally just noisy and the tweens can handle themselves, but the infants, toddlers and curious young ones need constant supervision and reprimanding. As the diaper bags, play pens and exhausted adults carrying them trudge into the house to slather themselves in sunscreen and down ibuprofen, I quickly remove anything breakable from an easily accessible area and get it out of the way. While the little darlings get

into my plastic ware, tissue boxes and remote controls, I find myself grateful. My friends live in this kind of craziness every day while tending to small people who poop themselves and ingest small objects on a semi-regular basis. It makes my summers of imbibing adults, sandy footprints and constant parties look like a vacation, because it really is. These kids make some of the best pictures. Rather than recoiling every time they come running up the stairs wearing corn syrup as an accessory, ready to touch something expensive, I’ve learned to embrace it and enjoy the chaos. It’s one of these very kids who I’ve watched grow up one week every summer who stars in this week’s layout. I chose digital supplies (sourc-

es unknown, unfortunately I didn’t keep track this time) and my own template to display my friend’s energetic fiveyear-old son eating ice cream in a tie-dyed shirt at Beaches n’ Cream in Sunset Bay. I had several similar poses, and they were all too precious not to use. I did manage to choose a favorite as a focal point photo, used some others as smaller, supporting images, and turned the rest black and white for an embellishment of sorts. The journaling spot resembles an arrow and points toward the subject. I didn’t feel the need to write too much of a story, since the pictures speak for themselves. He’s covered in a tacky mess and is so happy about this, I think that his smile says everything. If I had to make Sophie’s Choice between an tranquil summertime existence or the

cluttered plastic chaos I’m living in right now, it would be frighteningly easy. The house can get cleaned in September. This week’s pick: Off The Beaten Path Book Store, 28 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood NY, 716-720-4917, I was running errands in Jamestown and just happened to come across this fabulous store with both used and new books, a dedicated children’s section and a cafe. I picked up a copy of Zadie Smith’s “White Teeth” and look forward to reading it sometime this fall. Anne Walterich is the owner of Sunset Scrapbooks, a photo preservation and album design service. When not pretending to keep house while her friends, neighbors and the occasional relatives visit, she can be found online at SunsetScrapbooks.

and phone number and I will follow up with them.” RENTALS Individuals considering rentals at the YWCA are encouraged to call and make their reservations as soon as their dates are set. “We’re getting busier and our bedrooms and facilities are being used more and more” said facilities manager Nancy Tresler. “We love company, we look forward to our returning guests but we want to make sure we can accommodate them. It’s not unusual to have every bedroom occupied, a party in the assembly room and a meeting in the living room! If you have out of town company coming or are planning an event, please make your reservations soon.” More details are available on the YWCA website at www. Individuals are invited to contact the agency at 326-2011 or stop and visit the facility. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY The YWCA is partnering with Fredonia Ghost Hunters and Village to offer a special tour of the building on August 18. A limited number of $20 tickets will be available. Ticket holders will tour the building and participate in small group meetings with the Fredonia Ghost Hunters to discuss any sightings or findings. Pre-Sale tickets will be available at the YWCA. More details at www.villagehaunts. com or through the Fredonia Ghost Hunters facebook page.

YWCA Westfield News Arts and Crafts Volunteers

individuals are invited to contact the YWCA at 326-2011 for Contributing Writer more details. “As we move closer to the anSUMMER CHILD CARE nual Arts and Crafts Festival, we continue to recruit volunThe school age child care proteers to help with this great gram (SACC) for the summer weekend event” reported Ivy is underway at the YWCA. Higginbotham, YWCA Board Children ages 5 – 12 that are Chair and volunteer coordina- enrolled in the YWCA particitor. “Staff, board members, pate in Welch Field Activities, their friends and families are library programs and the vilall among the volunteer ranks, lage sponsored field trips. The but we can always use more day begins at the YWCA with people to help us.” According breakfast; the children return to Higginbotham, there are op- to the Y for an afternoon snack portunities during registration, pick up. For more information and those helping will also be about the summer program able to meet some of the ven- and other youth services, dors and act as booth sitters. contact Brenda Backus, Child “We’re looking for people who Services Director at 326-4012. will to do some carrying and CLASSES AT THE YWCA moving … We can find a place for anyone interested in being During the summer months a part of this 40th annual festi- the Tuesday evening karate val,” she continued. Interested classes and the senior exerBy Katie Smith

cise classes held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings continue to meet. Both classes feature open enrollment and offer interested students the opportunity to observe a class with no cost or obligation. Contact the YWCA at 326-2011 for more details. FITNESS CENTER The YWCA Workout Center continues regular hours over the summer months. The center is available to members from 5 a.m. – midnight seven days a week. Access to the center is via a personal identification number (PIN) that is personally assigned. The fitness center is open to adults who hold valid YWCA memberships and have purchased a set number of visits to the center. Memberships for adults are $20 annually, senior

membership is $12 and visits are traditionally sold in units of 30. For more details, please call the YWCA at 326-2011 or stop and visit. JULY BOARD MEETING The July meeting of the YWCA Westfield Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, July 17 at the YWCA. “We’ve had significant interest regarding joining our board,” reported Nominating Committee Chair Ida Klahn. “Invitations have been mailed for an upcoming new board member orientation, but we are always interested in talking to other area residents interested in serving on the board.” She continued. “I encourage any individual interested in learning more about serving on the YWCA board to contact the agency at 326-2011 with their name

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Entertainment & Movies • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

Thursday, July 12

First Baptist Church, 358 E. Fifth St., Jamestown, NY. 7 p.m.

Dunkirk Free Library StoryTime and Craft - (Tuesday and Thursday)

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For children ages 3 - 5 years old. Story time is free. For more information call 366-2511.

“From Stage to Talkies: Theaters in Jamestown” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fenton History Center

Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fredonia Farmer’s Market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday July 16

Saturday, July 21

Monday, July 23

Chautauqua Lake Idol

Laurel Run

Chautauqua County Fair

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Floating Stage

Music on the Pier

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. City Pier Park

7 a.m. Silver Creek Village Square

9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Chautauqua County Fairgrounds

Fredonia History Days

Chautauqua Lake Idol

Friday, July 13

Thursday, July 19

9 a.m. to 9 a.m. Barker Commons Park

Big City Summer Concert Series

Entertainment in the Park Concert Series

74th Annual Westfield Antique Show

100 Proof Justice 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena

Saturday, July 14

Westfield Farmer’s Market Jimmy and the Soul Blazers Routes 394 and 20 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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What’s happening

On Going Events Chautauqua Shores Chorus (Women Barbershoppers) (Mondays)


Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series 8 p.m.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eason Hall

Music on the Pier

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. City Pier Park

Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series 8 p.m. The Floating Stage

Friday, July 20

Sunday, July 22

11th Annual Scandinavian Folk Festival

Praise on the Lake

Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22 Gerry Rodeo Grounds

Sunday, July 15

Big City Summer Concert Series

Rod Stewart Tribute Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series 2:30 p.m. The Floating Stage

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Lakeside Park, Mayville

Hadden Sayers Texas Blues

9 a.m. The Floating Stage

Fredonia History Days

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Barker Commons

Tuesday, July 24 Chautauqua County Fair

9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Chautauqua County Fairgrounds

Wednesday, July 25 Chautauqua County Fair

9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Chautauqua County Fairgrounds

11th Annual Scandinavian Folk Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gerry Rodeo Grounds

Cindy Love Haight

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Floating Stage

74th Annual Westfield Antique Show

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eason Hall


Bemus Bay Pops Concert Series 2:30 p.m. The Floating Stage

Times Starting Thursday, July 12 Dunkirk Movieplex 8 10520 Bennett Road Dunkirk, NY 14048 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 12:00, 2:05, 4:15, 6:25, 8:30, 10:45 Brave (PG) 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:15, 11:30 Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (PG) 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 6:50, 9:00, 11:15 Magic Mike (R) 1:45, 4:40, 7:05, 9:35, 11:55 Ted (R) 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30, 11:50 Savages (R) 1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:40 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3D (PG) 2:35, 4:45, 6:50 The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45 That’s My Boy (R) 12:05, 9:00

Dipson Chautauqua I & II 500 Chautauqua Mall Lakewood, NY 14750 Brave (PG) 4:00, 6:40, 9:15 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) 6:40, 9:15 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) 4:00

Dipson Lakewood Cinema 8 171 Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 12:00, 9:10

Katy Perry: Part of Me (PG) 1:45, 9:30 Brave (PG) 3:40, 9:30 Brave in Disney Digital 3D (PG) 12:30, 7:00 Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (PG) 4:15, 7:00 Magic Mike (R) 1:20, 4:00, 6:35, 9:15 Savages (R) 12:15, 3:30, 6:50, 9:50 Ted (R) 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 The Amazing Spider-Man (R) 12:00, 3:00, 6:15, 9:15 The Amazing Spider-Man 3D (R) 12:30, 3:45, 6:40, 9:40

Dipson Warren Mall 1666 Market St. Warren, PA 16365 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 1:30, 3:45. 6:45, 9:00 Ted (R) 1:15, 3:50, 6:55, 9:20 The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) 1:00, 3:55, 6:50, 9:30


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Randy Graham In Concert Contributed Article Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce

Randy Graham performs at Mayville’s Entertainment in the Park on July 19.

Randy Graham, a favorite local Chautauqua County performer, will be back again this summer to perform at Mayville’s Entertainment in the Park summer concert series on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Village Green Park (located on the corner of Routes 394 & 430) in Mayville. Graham, a popular entertainer at this summer concert series for many years, is a solo performer who uses wireless equipment to wander through the crowd playing guitar and singing popular songs. He has a huge repertoire and brings along song lists for the audience to pick their favorite tunes, including music from Matchbox 20, Garth Brooks, James Taylor, Moody Blues, Neil Diamond

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and many more. In case of rain, the performance will be held at the Carlson Community Center located at Lakeside Park, Mayville. Performances are free of charge and made possible through the generous support of the Village of Mayville and the Town of Chautauqua. A 50/50 drawing will also be held at each of the concerts this summer, with the winner being announced before the end of each performance. Attendees are reminded to bring their own seating. For more information on this concert series or the Mayville/ Chautauqua area, interested persons should call the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce at 716-753-3113.

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Contributed Article Bemus Bay Pops

Once again, M&T Bank has approved a grant in support of the Bemus Bay Pops Summer Series. “M&T Bank is proud to partner with the Bemus Bay Pops and sponsor the Tuesday Lake Night at the Movies series. We are very aware of the importance of family oriented events like these in our community and are happy to be a part of it,” states Donna Flinchbaugh, Lakewood Branch Manager. Tuesday Lake Night at the Movies offers free family movies on the DFT Communications Floating Stage for the

entire community to enjoy. Dan Dalpra, CEO and Founder of the Bemus Bay Pops stated, “They (M&T Bank) has shown its support and dedication to the Pops since its inception. With their help, we are able to continue this popular series for all to enjoy.” Michelle Turner, Development & Communications for the Bemus Bay Pops recently announced this summer’s movie line-up which begins on Tuesday July 10 with “We Bought A Zoo.” Other movies scheduled this summer will include the ever popular “Dolphin Tale,” “Temple Grandin,” “The Tourist,” “Ratatouille” and “War Horse.“

All movies are free to the public and viewable from land and by boat and are scheduled to begin on Tuesday evenings at dusk with a rain date of Wednesday. Jamie Gustafson and Sandy Anderson, both long time employees of M&T Bank and strong supporters of the Bemus Bay Pops have stated, “It is exciting for us to again this year be a part of offering such a unique venue for the entire family to enjoy.” For more information on the entire summer series and its performers, visit

Seven Tips to Help Your Landscape Beat the Heat this Summer Contributed Article by Melinda Myers

Summer has arrived and for many gardeners that means heat, drought and watering bans. This can be hard on gardeners as well as their landscapes. The good news

is that there are ways to help plants thrive despite these seasonal challenges. Adjusting landscape care accordingly during the summer months cannot only provide relief for

months, while beating the heat: Water plants thoroughly to promote deep drought- and pest-resistant roots. Wait until the top few inches of soil are crumbly and moist or footprints remain in the lawn before watering again. Avoid light, frequent watering that encourages shallow roots. Shallow roots are less able to tolerate drought and more susceptible to disease and insect problems. Spread a two to three inch layer of shredded leaves, evergreen needles or shredded bark mulch over the soil in garden beds and around trees lawns and gardens, but also for and shrubs. Mulching conthe gardener. Here are some serves moisture, keeps roots low maintenance eco-friendly cool and moist, and suppresses ways gardeners can keep weeds. their landscapes looking their Mow lawns high. Taller grass best throughout the summer produces deeper roots that

are more drought-tolerant. A deeply rooted lawn is also more resistant to insects, disease and other environmental stresses. Always mow lawns often enough, so you remove less than one third the total leaf surface. Leave the grass clippings on the lawn. They add nitrogen, organic matter and moisture to the soil. Use a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer, like Milorganite, to give gardens and lawns a nutrient boost. This organic nitrogen fertilizer remains in the soil until the growing conditions are right for the plant. Remove weeds from garden beds and borders as soon as they appear. These “plants out of place” steal water and nutrients from your desirable garden plants. Plus, they can harbor insects and diseases

that are harmful to your garden plants. And don’t forget to take care of yourself while caring for your landscape during the heat of summer. Drink lots of liquids, use sunscreen, and work during the cooler morning and evening hours. Then when the gardening tasks are done for the day, grab a glass of lemonade, take a seat in the shade and enjoy the beauty of your handiwork. Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has more than written over 20 gardening books. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Her web site is www.

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Riverwalk Concert Series to Feature “Kokomo Time” Contributed Article Downtown Jamestown Development Center

The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce, Riverwalk Concert Series will continue Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. in Brooklyn Square with Kokomo Time. The band will perform along the riverwalk, adjacent to the JAMA Rivewalk Center. All performances and parking are free to

the public. “Kokomo Time is a band that DJDC has worked with for past events and they always put on a good show”, said Ashley Anderson, Special Events Coordinator. “We are expecting a good crowd for this concert as they play some of your favorite songs.” The Kokomo Time band plays a “feel good” mix of 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and tropical beach music, Tex-Mex, and Cajun music.

Kokomo consists of members Brian Bundy on lead guitar, James Larocci on bass, Jeff McChesky on keyboards, and band leader Jim Steffan on drums, and percussionist and website designer Russ Faraci on specified performances. All members are also vocalists with the band. “In the event of inclement weather Thursday evening we will move the concert into the Renaissance Center from 7-9 p.m.,” added Anderson. “We

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will make the announcement by 1 p.m. on the local radio stations, but do not foresee having to relocate as the purpose of this series is to host the concert outside along the riverwalk.” The concert series is free to the public. For more information on the Riverwalk Concert series or to sponsor the 2013 series contact DJDC at 6642477 or visit

Flavor of The Week Stedman Corners Coffee

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The 64th annual St James festival promises faith, food, fun, and music for area residents July 13-15

By Peter Hamilton Contributing Writer

Stedman Corners Coffee is located at 6335 Panama-Stedman Road in Mayville. rary environment. Among the cars in the parking lot were those with Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania license plates. The significant feature of Stedman Corners is its imported whole bean coffee, which is roasted, ground and marketed in many stores throughout Chautauqua County. It is also, of course, offered directly brewed at the restaurant. Co-owner Brian Stahlsmith is a graduate from Mercyhurst Culinary School and has been a cook and a chef for about twenty-five years. He also taught culinary arts at a uni-

versity in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was a chef at the Atheneum Hotel in Chautauqua Institute. Brian is fully aware of the positive notoriety of the roasted and freshly ground coffee Stedman Corners is known for. He recognized the familiar trade that Dan Wells, the devoted and experienced “official bean roaster and coffee grinder” who has been the former owner for many years, would contribute to the newly purchased restaurant business. “I simply wanted to add to what Dan started,” Brian said when describing his initial designs before he launched the new menus for his business. “Dan will remain the house coffee roaster,” he said. In addition to the familiar restaurant items, newer features will be introduced as business continues. Marya Johnson, the other restaurant partner, says that they will begin serving evening dinners. She said that “a new entre’ and longer evening hours will become their business plan”. The interior of the restaurant still calls to mind the ambiance of a general store; wide, teal-green shelving along the walls display woven baskets, antique hardware, coffee sacs, and glass cases display baked goods. A wood stove sits comfortably on the floor of the far wall. A magazine rack presents reading material. A breeze blows through the hanging ferns on the porch. The impression of an old-fashioned era diminishes, but does not fade, as one takes in the contemporary highlights of the restaurant. Wi-Fi is available. Festive, brightly colored mugs of Mexican-like glazing are offered, full of Stedman

p.m. will be the live auction by Himes Auctioneers. St. James Parish The festival will continue on The 64th annual St. James Saturday July 14 from 11 a.m. Festival will once again be - 9 p.m. Featured entertainrunning this year under the ment will include Doc & Bill big tent in Jamestown from with Irish Folksongs from 11 July 13 to the 15. a.m. -1 p.m.; The Lettieri’s; It’s Members of the church have Broadway from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; been planning this festival for St. James Italian dancers with over 10 months. The ladies of Joe Iucalano from 3:15 to 4:15 the parish have been making p.m. and Grand Larceny Band baked goods for the tradition- from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Catholic al “Italian Bakery, ” including mass at church will be celbiscotti, twice-baked cookies, ebrated from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. filled cookies, sesame seed Sunday’s lineup is full of faith, cookies, Sicilian pignolatas food, fun, and music includand cannoli. ing mass at 8 a.m. and 11 The festival will be full of a.m.; Music by Joe Iucalano music and dancing. On Friday from noon- 1 p.m.; The Italnight the tent opens at 6 ian Dancers of Saint James p.m. with a la carte menu of Church from 1 to 2 p.m. and meatball sandwiches, and new Rockin’ Robin from 2:30 until this year the “Sandwich of the 5:30 p.m. Raffle drawings of Year” in Bon Appetite magacash and baskets begin at 5:30 zine, the porketta, an Italian p.m. slow cooked pork sandwich. St. James Perish is located on “Take 2” will provide music 27 Allen St. in Jamestown. and dancing will last until 9 p.m. Also new this year at 9 Contributed Article

New Owners Plan Extended Menu, Hours, Musical Entertainment

Just a few miles south of Chautauqua Institute, a quick distance west of the Stow Ferry and a rolling drive eastr- erly from Sherman about five miles north of Panama, is a re of coffee shop at the intersection ur of those corners. of Now under new ownership ds, by managers Brian Stahlsmith ur- and Marya Johnson, the esd tablished restaurant continues to be a prominent enterprise, recognized for its celebrated grab hand-roasted coffee. And cakes. And sandwiches. the Many are familiar with the former general store of earlier decades when it was a local g mercantile at the junction of or four North Harmony roads. rs For those who are not, a 20 huge poster-picture mounted as a conspicuously can show them ure, how the building appeared as as it was in 1915. Center in the h photo is a wood clapboard . store with a homey covered porch and large front display windows. During that time, dry goods, hardware and groceries could be purchased. Nowadays, as one looks through those windows, tables, chairs and a showcase of freshly baked goods can be seen. And many come from afar to enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere in a contempo-


Corner’s fresh ground coffee. Platters of kitchen made quiche can be had. The soup served on a hot July day was Cold Gazpacho. Whole wheat breads and fresh berry scones are offered. Both Brian Stahlsmith and Marya Johnson feel the outlook of their new restaurant is as bright as those brightly colored coffee mugs. It is their intention to increase the menu selection, extend business hours and, if all goes well, provide musical entertainment in the future. “I see one of two people playing guitar,” Marya predicts. Stedman Corners is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday. For information call 716-789-5047.

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Rotary Welcomes Back And Says Farewell

Home again! Sarah L. Beimel of Sherman recently shared her exchange year experiences in Germany with her sponsor, the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club. Accepting her Berlin Rotary Club gift are, left, Don Dowling, Youth Committee chair; and John Hamels, club president.

an equivalent of a “senior,” after which she joined a busRotary Club load of other Rotary exchange The Westfield/Mayville Rotary students in a tour of Europe. Club recently welcomed home One of four finalists to be Sarah L. Beimel of Sherman tapped for the experience and bid farewell to Omar de abroad, Sarah was selected by la Barrara of Mexico, both the club as a result of a recruitRotary-sponsored exchange ing campaign in five area high students. schools, including Brocton, Westfield, Ripley, Chautauqua Lake and her home school, HOME FROM GERMANY Sherman. An International Exchange student, Sarah spent her years Introduced to club members in Germany residing with two by Don Dowling, Sarah narhost families during her tenure rated a power point presentation of her travels, all of which there. She attended school as Contributed Article

she not only enjoyed while learning how to speak German, but also enhanced her knowledge of Europe. “Sarah is an accomplished young woman whose interests range from the sciences, reading, writing, playing the cello, acting and trap shooting,” said Dowling. “In her exchange year, she demonstrated perWestfield/Mayville Rotary Club’s exchange student, Omar, reunited with his family before sistence and maturity as she bidding farewell after a year’s stay in Westfield. From left, the de La Barrara family: pursued her goals of becoming Chacho, brother; Sergio, uncle; Sol, aunt; Omar, Lillam, mother; and Fausto, father.) fluent in the German language and gaining an understanding of another culture.” The daughter of Michael J. and Karen Beimel, Sarah plans to attend the University of Buffalo in the fall. BACK HOME TO MEXICO Before bidding farewell to Westfield, Omar and both his home and host families shared lunch with the Rotarians who sponsored him. Introduced by Don Dowling, Youth Committee chair, Omar said, with a big smile, “There’s no way to put into words for having me here. I had amazing experiences and I’m sure I will visit you again.” Omar de La Barrara’s Westfield host family, the Harringtons, joined him for lunch at the

Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club meeting recently. The club was Omar’s exchange student sponsor. From left, Mike, host dad; Chacho, Omar’s brother; MacKensie, host sister; Adele, host mom; Omar; Lillian and Fausto, Omar’s mom and dad.)

Tri-County Hospital Auxillians Make Final Donation To Community Contributed Article Tri-County Hospital

Members of the former TriCounty Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have made a final contribution to the county’s largest health system toward the purchase of $17,000 in medical equipment for community use. The Auxiliary served the former Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda, which was forced to close and was recently demolished following severe flooding in 2009. Since then, its parent corporation, Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York (LERHSNY), has been providing local services to the community at Gowanda Urgent Care and Medical Center in Gowanda. Esther Kuhs, who served as treasurer of the Auxiliary, which raised funds at the former Tri-County Hospital, said that $17,000 was still in the treasury at the time of the flooding and that the members recently decided to use the remaining funds to benefit their area. At their last luncheon, she said, “we decided to ask the staff at the outpatient clinics the best way to use the funds.” According to Nancy Lance, RPA-C, Gowanda Medical Center, the staff decided on the purchase of three EKG machines and a hoyer lift. “We’re very grateful,” she said. “It really helps the patients.”

EKG machines record the electrical activity of the muscles of the heart and can be used to detect signs of heart disease. The cardiac machines are upgrades to existing equipment and are located at Gowanda Medical Center, Conewango Valley Medical Center, and Forestville Primary Care Center, which are scheduled to open its doors to a new building in July. A hoyer lift is an assistive devise used to safely transfer patients from settings such as bed to chair via electric lift while reducing the risk of injury to the patient and staff. In this case, Lance said, the hoyer lift provides wheelchair-bound patients “a more complete exam because you can lift them onto the exam table” at the Gowanda site. The hoyer lift replaced equipment that was lost in the Tri-County flood. Kuhs, who served as Auxiliary treasurer for almost 20 years, said that the auxiliary

at the former hospital had raised funds over the years in a variety of ways. Those included the annual Tag Day where volunteers collected contributions on community street corners and other locations. Membership drives via mail and the Trash and Treasure sales, which were held in the Auxiliary’s location at the former hospital also helped to raise funds for the organization. Kuhs said she is glad to let everyone know “the money that was here is being used for the benefit of the community. The community was always very supportive of the Auxiliary and a lot of people really liked the hospital.” While the former Tri-County Auxiliary has disbanded, many other opportunities continue to exist for those interested in assisting through volunteer programs and auxiliaries throughout the LERHSNY system. For more information call 951-7041.

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Lucy Desi Center To Unveil New Audio Guide Tours Contributed Article Lucy Desi Center

The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy is excited to announce that new audio guide tours will be launching in its dual museum attraction during Lucy Fest, August 1-5. The new audio guide tours, which will be narrated by re Lucie Arnaz, were made possible thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, matching funds from the Lucy Desi Center, and the generous collaborative production efforts of Desilu, Too and exhibit designer David Weiss. “I wrote a grant to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, matched it with an investment of our own, and commissioned renowned exhibit producer David Weiss,” said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy. “He visited and said, ‘It’s got to be Lucie.’ [Arnaz] and author Elisabeth Edwards got involved and brought the story together in a way that made it e ent exponentially more special and insightful.” In addition to narrating the audio tour guides, Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, will be the musical host at a showcase of some of the hottest rising comedians, including Tammy Pescatelli, on Friday, August 3 at this year’s festival. Coincidentally, Arnaz’s father, Desi Arnaz, was the first-ever to be both host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live in 1976. “This gem of an attraction and the fans who visit it from all over the world were deserving of an update to the experience,” Gunderson said. Tickets are now on sale at Production and installation of the new audio tour has been overseen by David Weiss, whose credits include the world-touring “Harry Potter” and “Chronicles of Narnia” exhibitions, “Jurassic Park: Singapore,” and NASA’s “Space: A Journey to Our Future” among other educational, immersive and entertaining experiences in museums, theme parks and destinations world-wide. Weiss frequently works with Jack Rouse Associates, one of


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Red Cross Provides Services to the Armed Forces Contributed Article

spond to a family emergency. The most common service Red Cross of Southwestern NY the Red Cross provides to the One of the main services that Armed Forces is emergency the American Red Cross of communication between the Southwestern New York profamily and serviceperson. A vides is service to the Armed Southwestern New York family Forces. The original service of the American Red Cross started turned to the Red Cross for help when the Roberts* family during the Civil War as the needed to contact their son ‘Angel of the Battlefield’ Clara about his father’s quick decline Barton provided emergency in health and quite possible care to soldiers injured during death. Mrs. Roberts called war and after the battles would the Red Cross Services to the locate the families of deceased Armed Forces helpline and was servicemen. able to get a message to her son Now nearly 150 years later, the who was currently serving on a Red Cross is still supporting naval ship in the Pacific Ocean. and helping our Armed Forces. She also asked if he could come These services include, but not home to hopefully be with his limited to, providing emergency father in the last few days of his communication between the life or at least be home to attend family and the serviceperson, the burial services. financial assistance, casualty When her son was notified, a travel assistance, and informaRed Cross representative and tion and referrals. Chaplin were there to help him The Red Cross has earned a accept the news. Fortunately, he reputation for providing objec- was granted leave, and the next tive, timely, confidential, factual, day, he was on a plane headed complete and verified reports back to New York. He made on emergency situations. These it back just one day before his Lucy Arnaz is the narrator for new audio guide tours at the reports enable service members father passed. The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy which will be featured as and their commanders to make a museum attraction during Lucy Fest, August 1-5. informed decisions about leave During the process, several Red Cross workers were verifying and other matters in order to the call with the hospital, calling ning? Did you meet Doris the most well-known exhibit prevent, prepare for and rethe naval command, working Singleton, or laugh with Ellen design studios in the world. DeGeneres? A video recordThe Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz ing set and interviewer will be Museum and Desilu Studios are open 7 days a week, Mon- set up and booked by appointment during the five days day - Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. of the festival in Jamestown and Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. August 1-5. MUSEUM MEET AND GREET RECEPTION WITH To be included, email a brief summary of your festival LUCIE ARNAZ participation (include years For a tax-deductible donation attended and keep under 250 of $100, fans and supporters words) to Info@Lucy-Desi. can enjoy the unique opportu- com with “Festival History” in nity to attend a reception with the Subject line. Include best Lucie Arnaz held in the Lucille contact phone number, full Ball Desi Arnaz Museum im- name, and days you will be in mediately following the Friday, town during the Festival. Aug. 3 evening show. The ABOUT THE LUCILLE Lucy Desi Center is a 501(c) BALL COMEDY FESTIVAL (3) not-for-profit organization. The reception will begin The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, or “Lucy Fest,” embodies at 10:30 p.m. at 10 W Third Ball’s vision for her hometown Street, and tickets are available at 716-484-0800 or www. legacy: a celebration of the comedic arts held annually on the weekend closest to her BE A PART OF FESTIVAL birth date, August 6. This year’s HISTORY festival runs August 1-5 and The Lucy Desi Center will be features performances by Paula capturing memories from the Poundstone, Lucie Arnaz, past 20 years of festivals as Story Pirates, Billy Gardell part of its developing festivals from CBS’s Mike & Molly, and exhibit and archival process. much more. Visit www.LuWere you one of the 916 Lucy for more Ricardos in the Guinness information and tickets. World Record set on Lucille This year also features the Ball’s 100th birthday? Have you been attending festivals in debut of comedic workshops in the areas of improv, sketch Jamestown since the begincomedy, and stand-up. Registration for youth and adults is now open and space is limited to 15 spots per class. Call JCC’s Carnahan Center at 716-338pletely. The Thursday class will Contributed Article 1005 to enroll today, and visit be taught by Jennifer Raines Studio at Panterra for more and on Saturday mornings information. Accommodations A six week summer session by Barbara Widrig and Anne are available. of yoga and well-being classes Moelk. Special introductory According to an economic im- will be offered at The Studio cost is $65 for the six-week pact study conducted by Buf- at Panterra in Westfield from session. Class times are 7 to falo firm Paradigm Economics July 18 to August 25, with a 8:30 p.m. on Thursday eveand commissioned by the Lucy special price for beginners. nings or 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Unless otherwise noted, class- Saturday mornings. Desi Center for Comedy and the Chautauqua Region Com- es are led by Studio Director, Beginning Yoga 1-2: A class in Dariel D. Woltz, a movemunity Foundation, the 2011 which to continue your learnfive-day festival saw 13,000 in ment therapist and 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga ing from Beginning Yoga 1 attendance and had a direct Teacher. The studio offers a 15 and broaden your foundation impact of $3.6 million on percent discount off the listed of the fundamental yoga pracChautauqua County. tices. Cost is $80. Beginning class fees for families, stuThe Lucille Ball Comedy dents, senior citizens, or mul- Yoga 1-2 is held on WednesFestival is the first pillar in a tiple classes within the session. day evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 four-pillar Legacy of Laughter p.m. Private sessions with Dariel vision for the organization, are also available at any time. Gentle Yoga and Relaxation: including a comedic arts eduFor additional class informa- Gentle and restorative yoga, cation program, comedy film breath awareness and relaxtion or to register, please call festival and the establishment Dariel Woltz at 716-326-3993 ation designed to nurture you of the first national comedy or email:studiopanterra@mac. and help reduce stress. No museum and hall of fame. com or visit www.studiopan- prior experience necessary. The mission of the Lucy Desi Cost is $ 80. The class is held Center for Comedy is to preon Thursday evenings from Classes for the summer serve the legacy of Lucille Ball 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. session, July 18– August 25 and Desi Arnaz and enrich Continuing Yoga Level 1-2: include: the world through the healing For those with some experiBeginning Yoga 1: For those powers of love and laughter ence, this class will continue to through its commitment to the with no prior yoga experience, broaden your experience and class participants will learn development of the comedic knowledge. Cost is $80. Conto breathe with awareness, arts. tinuing Yoga Level 1-2 will be stretch and strengthen your held on Wednesday mornings body gently and relax comfrom 10 to 11:30 a.m.


out flight arrangements and providing counseling to the family during their hardship. A few weeks later, a Red Cross worker called the family to see how they are doing, if the serviceperson made it home safely and/or made it back to their station safely, and if there is any other services that the Red Cross could help them with. Without the grants from the United Way agencies in Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties, and support from other organizations, the Red Cross could not have helped provide 191 services to members of the Armed Forces, which included 110 Emergency Communications. Other services provided were crisis counseling, family followup, information and referrals, locator services, and verifications from July 2011 to June 2012. In the years to come the Red Cross will continue to support our Armed Forces with help from our community members throughout Southwestern New York. *names have been changed to adhere to confidentiality agreement.

Summer Yoga At The Studio At Panterra

Continuing Yoga Level 2: This class will deepen your study and experience of the many practices of yoga. Cost is $80. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. Continuing Yoga Level 2-3/ Flow Yoga: For experienced students, this class provides a deeper exploration of the various healing practices of yoga as well as occasional vinyasa flow-style classes. Cost is $80. Class is scheduled from 10:00 11:30 a.m. Thursday mornings. A weekend workshop, “Yoga & Sacred Architecture,” with senior teacher Francois Raoult, will take place on September 22-23. Participants will explore the cosmic patterns present in nature’s design, as well as in temples, churches, the body, and our yoga practice. Includes a slide show of sacred architecture and mandala to support us in our understanding of these universal patterns. Yoga & Sacred Architecture will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with a lunch break. The cost is $210 before August 31, then $235.


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News Briefs JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION Jamestown High School Class of 1972’s 40th reunion will be held on Friday, July 27 and Saturday July 28. On Friday, there will be a cruise on Chautauqua Lake on the “Summer Wind” from 3 to 5 p.m. Members will meet afterward at the See-Zurh House at 6 p.m. On Saturday there will be dinner and dancing at Jamestown Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. Catering will be done by Bill Miley and music will be provided by Smokehouse. RSVP as soon as possible to John at 499-5646 or e-mail for more details.

will feature the Jamestown Municipal Band directed by Rick Lundquist at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. The free concert series is held at the Goranson Band shell in Allen Park. This week’s concert theme is “A Patriotic Salute.” Additional band shell concerts scheduled for this summer at 7 p.m. will be the Jamestown Municipal Band on Wednesday, July 18 and Take Two (Rock Duo) on Wednesday, July 25. Concert-goers are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets or park their vehicles close by and listen to the music from the comfort of their car. The band shell is located in Allen Park, near Cole Avenue W. Virginia Blvd.

Films scheduled will be: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on July 13 and 14; Dreamer on July 20 and 21; Kung Fu Panda on July 27 and 28; National Velvet on Aug. 3 and4; Ratatouille on Aug. 10 and 11; Dog of Flanders on Aug. 17 and18; and Bedtime Stories on Aug. 24 and 25. Children attending the movies are welcome to sign up for the summer reading program, which lasts until Sept. 1. For more information, call 484-7135, ext. 234, or go to childrensroom. The library is located at 509 Cherry Street in Jamestown.

CIAO PICNIC RESERVATIONS MARY’S BOOK CLUB REQUIRED Mary’s Book Club will be The annual CIAO (ChautauSTOCKTON STORY TIME holding a meeting on Friday, qua Italian American OrganiJuly 20 at 3 p.m. in the Mary E. The Stockton Library will be zation) meeting will be held Seymour Stockton Library, 22 reading books, making crafts, on July 28 at Russell Joy Park having fun and dreaming North Main St., Stockton. upper pavilion. Members big this summer at the Mary are asked to bring a dish to The Book Club will discuss E. Seymour Memorial Free pass and their table setting, the book Paths of Glory by Stockton Library on Tuesday beverage other than coffee, tea Jeffrey Archer. The next title afternoons at noon and/or will be available for the August Saturday afternoons at 5 p.m. or soda and any games they would like to play. The cost of meeting. Books are furnished All children from preschool the dinner will be $5 for paid by the library and the Chauthrough elementary ages members and $8 for guests. tauqua-Cattaraugus Library are welcome. Register at the Dinner will be served at 1:30 System. There is no charge. library on Monday, Tuesday p.m. preceded by a bocce tourNew members are always wel- and Thursday from 11 a.m. nament at 12:30 p.m. Anyone come. Come to enjoy a book, until 8 p.m., Friday 1 to 5 p.m. interested in participating in good company and a cup of and Saturday 4 to 8 p.m. or call the tournament, please register tea. Register at the library 595-3323 and leave a message. by 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be or call 595-3323; Monday, For more information go to Tuesday and Thursday from 11 http://stocktonlibrary.weebly. awarded to the first place team. Reservations are required; a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday 1 to 5 com. please call Sam Crisanti at p.m. and Saturday 4 to 8 p.m. 934-2592, Nance Ortolano at For library information visit 673-9177 or Vince DeJohn http://stocktonlibrary.weebly. MOVIES FOR KIDS at 934-3339. Board members BEGIN FRIDAY AT com. will be contacting members by PRENDERGAST phone for confirmation and The Prendergast Library will MUNICIPAL BAND TO members will also be receiving offer movies for children at PERFORM “A PATRIOTIC a reminder post card. Reserva6 p.m. on Fridays and 2 p.m. SALUTE” AT THE ‘ BAND tions must be made by July 17. on Saturdays during July and SHELL’ August as part of the Summer SUMMER DREAMS AND The Jamestown City SumFUN AT LAKEWOOD Reading Club. mer Band shell Concert series

MEMORIAL LIBRARY Mother Goose is back with story time for preschoolers at the Lakewood Memorial Library on Friday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. on July 13, and July 20. June 22. On Friday July 27, The library will have a pajama night from 7:007:45 p.m. – come participate in your PJs! Submit your group or organizations news briefs to the Chautauqua Star by emailing to: pat.pihl@maytumcompany. com

Jamestown DAR

Hannah Schneider of Panama, demonstrated colonial American women’s attire to the Jamestown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution during a recent visit. A student at Edinboro University, Schneider sews and exhibits French and Indian War era (1750s-1760s) women attire. Any woman interested in becoming a member of the DAR, who is over the age of 18, and can prove linage to a patriot who fought or gave aid to the American Revolution, may call 267-3817 for further information.

Breakfast Added to Bird Banding capturing birds in thin “mist” nets, gathering data and fitting Jamestown Audubon Center each with a metal band that Three Saturdays remain this has a unique identification summer to observe a profesnumber, then releasing the sional ornithologist at the bird. More information about Audubon Center and Sancthe MAPS Program can be tuary as she bands birds for found at scientific research. Audubon is one of hundreds On July 14 and 21 and August of stations collecting data on 4, Emily Thomas will continue more than 200 bird species for the work began in June as part MAPS. Each time a banded of the continent-wide MAPS bird is recaptured, scientists bird banding program. The learn a bit more about where nets will be opened at 6 a.m. birds go, how long they stay at and close at noon. In case of their destinations, and other rain, the bandings will take data. place the next day (Sunday). The Audubon Sanctuary’s On July 21, you can have diverse array of habitats makes Breakfast with the Birds. A it an excellent location for full breakfast will be served a MAPS station. It is home for $5, and a la carte options to many species of breeding will also be available -- while birds including house wrens, supplies last. gray catbirds, yellow warblers, common yellowthroats, The Monitoring Avian Proswamp sparrows, and redductivity and Survivorship winged blackbirds. (MAPS) Program is a bird banding project to learn about The ten mist nets scattered the breeding behaviors of throughout the southwest birds. The research involves corner of the sanctuary allow Contributed Article

scientists to capture, band, and process these breeding birds. Emily Thomas is a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station’s Forestry Sciences Laboratory in Irvine, PA. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State, she is certified by the North American Banding Council and has banded over 3000 birds. Observers are reminded to dress for the weather and may want to wear muck boots to go with Thomas to check the nets. This opportunity is free, but donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required. The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.

“Marmaduke” Cartoonist Returns to Hometown of Portand

Brad Anderson, creator of the Marmaduke comic strip will visit his hometown of Portland on July 16.

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project. Anyone wishing to help with this worthy cause can send donations payBrad Anderson widely known able to the Brocton Portland syndicated cartoonist and cre- Development Corporation ator of the popular newspaper -The Marmaduke Fund, c/o comic strip, “Marmaduke” of Town of Portland, 87 W. will be visiting his hometown Main St., Brocton, New York of Portland, New York this 14716. All donations will be coming weekend. Mr. Ander- tax deductable. son graduated from Brocton Mr. Anderson has been drawCentral School in 1943 and ing Marmaduke, the loveable will be attending the yearly Alumni Reunion and visiting Great Dane for newspapers since 1954. His popular and with old friends and family. well-loved comic strip, a UnitHe will also be attending a special ceremony at the Town ed Features Syndicate appears of Portland, 87 W. Main Street in more than 600 newspapers in Brocton on Monday, July 16 across 20 countries. at 10 a.m. where a large banAlong with his wife, Barbara, ner will be placed indicating his son Paul who has been where bronze statues of Mr. assisting his father with the Anderson and Marmaduke comic strip since 2004 will acwill be erected in his honor company him. Brad Anderson as a tribute to his exceptional was born in Jamestown, New worldwide success and to York in 1924. He grew up on commemorate a Chautauqua Third Street in the Hamlet County favorite native son. of Portland and Marmaduke was “born” on the top floor Both the Town of Portland at the Old Bailey Building on and the Village of Brocton the northeast corner of Main have proclaimed July 16 as Street and Lake Avenue. Brad Anderson Day. Scheduled speakers will be Town Mr. Anderson has featured of Portland Supervisor Dan many of his lifelong friends Schrantz and Brocton Mayor and locales such as “Cave’s Dave Hazelton. Committee Meat Market” from the Chairman Jerry Boltz and Brocton/Portland area in his the Brad Anderson Recognicomic strip. Many remember tion Committee have already his father’s farm machine started to collect donations business in Portland where for this special community Brad to craftsmanship in the Contributed Article Town of Portland Historian

areas of manufacturing farm implements, woodworking, and metal forgery, glass work, hardware crafting and sales. These skills were put to good use when he served in the Navy aboard a diesel ship. Working from his home in Montgomery, Texas, Mr. Anderson chronicles the amusing antics of the awkward but loveable Great Dane, creating six single-panel comics and one Sunday strip each week to add to his collection of over 20,000 Marmaduke-inspired comics, two dozen books, a 1970s animated TV show and a feature film. Marmaduke was inspired by a boxer belonging to a relative, but Mr. Anderson opted for a larger dog and Marmaduke the Great Dane was the result. Mr. Anderson nurtured his artistic talent whenever he wasn’t doing chores or helping his Dad in the family business. One of his earliest memories was drawing on the sidewalk in front of his grandmother’s home. On Mr. Anderson’s last visit, he spent hours on a sweltering afternoon making drawings for the many that stood in line to see him at the Town of Portland Historical Museum, all the while explaining to his admirers how he did his work.

This Week in... Education • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

Library Hosts Summer Middle School Activities For Comedy Central at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, staff member John Schillner will present Prendergast Library will host a comedy workshop. six summer activities for middle school students start- Night Games are scheduled at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. ing Friday, July 13, as part of 9. According to Children’s the library’s summer reading Librarian Valle Blair, parprogram. ticipants are invited to “Play The Art Mobile from St. games in the dark or rather Bonaventure University will ‘glow-in-the-dark.’ Bring a visit at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July flashlight!” 13, to help participants make The Lunch Book Bunch will a dream mobile based on the meet at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdreamlike art of Marc Chagall. day, Aug. 16. Those who plan The St. Bonaventure crew will to attend are asked to check return at 10:30 a.m. Friday, out and read the book “Holes” July 20, for instruction on by Louis Sachar, then bring making a Native American their lunch, eat, and discuss dream catcher. Both Art Mo- the book. Parents are welcome bile classes are limited to 12 to join in. students. For information or registraThe next activity will be the tion, call the Children’s Room Lunch Book Bunch at 12:30 at 484-7135 x234. The library p.m., Thursday, July 26. Those is located at 509 Cherry Street, attending are invited to check Jamestown. out and read books in the Adventurous Kids Collection. The Summer Reading Program is supported by Federal They will bring their lunch, Services and Technology Act eat, and discuss the books. funds, awarded to the New Parents are welcome to read the books and join the discus- York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and sion. Library Services.


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JCC’s Newest Residence Hall On Schedule For Fall

Contributed Article Prendergast Library

Jamestown Community College’s Hillside Suites Central will be ready for occupancy at the start of the fall semester in late August

Contributed Article JCC

Hillside Suites Central, the third residence hall to be constructed on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus, will be ready for occupancy at the start of the fall semester in late August, according to a report shared recently by John Garfoot, the college’s vice president/dean of administration.

“The project is on time and within budget,” Garfoot said. “I’m confident we’ll be ready for move-in day.” The new hall, which can accommodate 120 students, is located between Hillside Suites North and South on the Curtis Street side of the campus. Like the previous two halls which opened in 2008, the new facility offers suite-style accommodations with private bedrooms and shared living

room, kitchen, and dining spaces in each suite. “Residential facilities have allowed the college to attract more students from outside the college’s service area including international students,” Garfoot said. “We also have a number of local students living on campus who want the full residential college experience.” While interest in the residence

hall remains high and housing deposits are arriving daily, there is still time to apply for on-campus accommodations, Garfoot noted. For additional information on the residence halls, call 338-1188.

Sports Camps at Announced at Chautauqua Lake Central School Institute (USSI) operates the camps:

 “Sports Squirts” for ages 3-5 Chautauqua Lake Central School is pleased to introduce is a great way to introduce new summer sports camps for children to a variety of new children aged 3 to 14. Registra- and exciting sports, including soccer, T-ball, basketball and tions are due by Monday July lacrosse. This class meets from 30 for the camps, which will 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily.
 meet at the school the week of August 6 (Monday-Friday, Multi Sports for ages 5-14 August 6-10). The U.S. Sports helps kids 
learn and play Contributed Article CLCS

Games People Play

over 15 different sports from around the world in one fun-packed week! Choice of time is 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily or 1-4 p.m. daily, or (for ages 6-14) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
 To register online visit www. by Monday, July 30, or call CLCS at 753-500 for more information.

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30 Years of Blue Fin By Scott Wise Star Staff Writer

In June of 1982, Dan and Sylvia Magara of Falconer decided to share their love of fish with the community around them. They opened the doors for the first time on a little storefront that would be called the ‘Blue Fin Pet Shop.’ 30 years later, business is fishybut in the best of ways. “It’s been a great thirty years,” said Dan. “We’ve enjoyed getting to know the people of this area, and being in the same place for all this time. It’s funny… there are people who come in with their kids and say, ‘I used to come here to get fish when I was your age!’ We’ve been a part of people’s families for generations.” In a tough economy, small businesses are usually some of the first to go. But through three decades of economic change, the Magaras have persevered and are still part of a thriving small business community. Dan attributes some of the secrets to success to being able to roll with the punches and change with the changes. “The secret of success is being able to change,” said Dan. “To change with the economy, change with demand and change with business. You’ve got to be flexible.” And flexible is just what the Magaras have been. A few years ago, Dan’s wife Sylvia was in a car accident that left her unable to work at the pet shop to the degree that she did before. In order to continue the business, Dan began the hunt for another way to supplement their income and still be able to support their family business. What he found was golden. Literally. “A few years ago, we began buying back gold and silver,” said Dan. “That’s been our bread and butter! We buy

Chamber Gift Check Program In Transition August 15 deadline for use of all outstanding checks

Mayor David Krieg presents the Magaras with a certificate of achievement for 30 years in business at Blue Fin Pet Shop in Falconer.

Contributed Article Todd J. Tranum, County of Commerce

The Shop Chautauqua County Gift Check program is in a period of transition. Due to the recent sale of HSBC branches to First Niagara bank, the Chamber’s Gift Check account was sold to First Niagara as part of the corporate agreement. As a result, the routing number on all existing HSBC checks will be changed. First Niagara has agreed to Sen. Cathy Young and Mayor David Krieg were present to give her congratulations to Dan and Sylvia Magara of Blue Fin Pet Shop in Falconer as they celebrated 30 years in business.

honor all currently distributed HSBC checks until August 15, 2012. Any Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks with the HSBC routing number spent before that date will be honored and should be processed by participating merchants with no trouble. After August 15, 2012, Gift Checks with the HSBC routing number can no longer be processed, even if the expiration date on the check is still valid. Anyone who may have Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks with the HSBC routing number should use them before the August 15 deadline. Letters have been mailed to all participating Chamber member businesses – offering training opportunities to help ease this process. The Chamber cannot guarantee payment on old checks after that date. If HSBC checks are deposited after August 15 the Chamber will not be responsible for returned check fees.

If you need staff training on this issue or have additional questions, please contact Erin Andersen in our office by email at or by calling 366-6200 or 484-1101. In the meantime, new Gift Checks with the new First Niagara routing number are now available for sale through the Chamber. The new checks will not be subject to the August 15 deadline and will be good for one year from the date they are issued. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Shoptauqua Gift Check program has been directly responsible for putting over $1 million back into local businesses in our community. We continue to see it as a tool to improve foot traffic and increase sales for participating businesses. Thank you for your continued support of the Chamber and this program.

Chamber Mixer at the County Fairgrounds

The next Chamber networking mixer will be a preview of the Chautauqua County Fair. Coming up on July 19, the event will features the sites and tastes of the fair – to be held at the celebration, Senator Cathy back anything. I was an avid Fairgrounds on Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Young even made the trip to coin collector so I just began to broaden that and buy folks the Falconer store, and the This networking event is sponsored by DFT owners were presented with a Communications, Fredonia Place, Jamestown gold and silver back.” certificate of achievement from Jammers Baseball, Jamestown Mattress CompaWalking into the store, the only sign Blue Fin works with Falconer Mayor David Krieg. Looking to the future, the gold and silver is a small sign by the entrance and behind the Magaras have no idea of going anywhere anytime soon. register. But word of mouth With a number of high quality photos already in a small town is a powerful “The pet sales pay for the pet source of advertising. store,” said Magara. “They pay posted, the Chautauqua County Chamber of “We’re one of the largest deal- the bills. Gold and silver helps Commerce online photo contest is off to a tremendous start. The contest is taking place on us make money. We love beers in gold and silver now in the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.faceing a small business and love the area,” said Dan. “Like I supporting this area, and we’re Photographs said, you’ve got to be able to looking forward to the future must have been taken in Chautauqua County change to stay successful.” to be eligible. Once a photo is uploaded to the For their thirtieth anniversary here.” site, the photographer can encourage friends

ny, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, Lake Erie Regional Health System, Nestle Purina PetCare, OBSERVER, the Post-Journal, WDOE-KIX96, and WJTN/WWSE/WKSN/WHUG/WQFX. To register visit our new website at, or call one of our offices at 366-6200 or 484-1101.

Summer Long Photo Contest Underway to like the Chamber page and vote for their picture. The winners will be chosen by a guest panel from the top ten vote getters. The contest will continue through Labor Day, and winners will be announced in October. All prizes will be awarded in Shoptauqua Gift Checks as follows: $350 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place.

Health Insurance For Business Seminar July 26 The Community Chamber Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, will hold a seminar for small businesses on July 26 at Shorewood Country Club, Dunkirk. Registration begins at 8am, with the presentation to go from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The session will focus on health care options for businesses, including possibly tax cred-

its, affordable options, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, The Buffalo Agency will provide an overview of long-term care insurance. This event is open to both Chamber members and non-members. Please register by calling the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101, or visit our website at

Date Change For Social Media Course The upcoming Social Media Training for Business course Design and Build Your Own Website is full. Registration can no longer be accepted for the course. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the JCC Continuing Education office has had to make a minor change in the dates the course is being offered. The class will still be held from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. But instead of beginning on Tuesday, July 10, it will start Thursday, July 12 and continue Tuesday and

Thursday afternoons through July 24. This course is being offered to both Chamber members and non-members for free as part of a social media training series provided through Amazing County funding from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, and the Knight Foundation. Please watch for additional opportunities in the coming months as more Social Media Training sessions are planned in this series.

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This Week in... Pets • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

Q&A Not all fruits and veggies good for pets Q: We feed our dog raw carrots. She loves them, but are they good for her? — via Facebook A: Raw vegetables and fruits are a wonderful treat. I often recommend carrots and apple slices as a substitute for commercial treats, especially for dogs who are pudgy. (Another easy weight-loss trick involving vegetables: Substitute thawed frozen green beans for part of your dog’s daily food ration. They’ll make your pet feel full without adding much in the way of calories.) Not all fruits and vegetables are good for your pet, though, and some may even be toxic. The absolute nonos include raisins and grapes, onions and many nuts. When in doubt, ask your veterinarian or visit the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center online ( Q: Can I give my dog garlic to control fleas? I don’t want to put dangerous chemicals on him. — via Facebook A: There’s no scientific evidence that garlic (or brewer’s yeast, which I’m also often asked about) will control fleas. And since garlic in its natural form can be toxic, don’t give it to your dog. The best advice I can offer is to ask your veterinarian for one of the topical products that controls fleas. These products are considered safe when used as directed on healthy pets. And when you consider the problems caused by an out-of-control parasite problem for both pets AND people, the risk-benefit factor becomes even greater on the side of modern preventives. There are some “natural strategies” that can help, and you should try them whether you use topical veterinary-recommended products or not. Wash your pet’s bedding and vacuum pet areas frequently to remove eggs and developing fleas. This will interrupt the life cycle of these parasites and drop the number of adult pests you’ll have to deal with. — Dr. Marty Becker Do you have a pet question? Send it to or visit

About Pet Connection Pet Connection is produced by a team of pet care experts headed by “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show” veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and award-winning journalist Gina Spadafori. The two are affiliated with and are also the authors of many best-selling pet care books. Dr. Becker can also be found at tyBecker or on Twitter @DrMartyBecker.


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Helping shelter cats survive ringworm

Take a mid-summer break with some pet-related trivia By Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick


ooks don’t always sell in direct relationship to how much their authors love them. Sometimes that’s for reasons outside of our control (such as the pet care book that came out just before Sept. 11, 2001), but there’s often no reason for it at all. Two of our books, “bowWOW!: Curiously Compelling Facts, True Tales, and Trivia Even Your Dog Won’t Know” and its feline companion, “meowWOW!” (HCI, 2007), remain our little, almost-forgotten favorites: bright, fun and interesting, with illustrations by Molly Pearce so wonderful that we have them framed in our offices. We loved researching and writing these two books. Some fun facts we found: D Dogs have been taxed for The Chow Chow is one of two dog breeds known for a distinccenturies, but the idea of a tive blue-black tongue. The Chinese Shar-Pei is the other. tag to signify that a dog was “licensed” seems to date to genetic trait, which means just one polydactyl parent is the late 19th century, when Cincinnati started issuing tags on an annual basis, and enough to make a litter of polydactyl kittens. D Helen Keller, the blind and deaf woman whose triother cities and states soon followed suit. Although umph over her disabilities made her an international wooden tags for soldiers were used in the U.S. Civil War to help identify the injured and the dead, it wasn’t sensation, was the first American to own an Akita. D Cats can hear nearly three times more frequenuntil World War I that American soldiers got metal cies than humans can. For you technical types, a cat’s tags as standard issue. The resemblance between the tags of soldiers and of dogs (along with a good dollop of hearing stops at 80 kilohertz, a dog’s at 45 kHz, and a human’s at a pathetic 20 kHz. Because cats can rotate droll military humor) soon had the men calling them their ears and focus each ear independently, they also “dog tags” — a term that sticks to this day. D The cat has one up on the lion: Cats purr, but lions can hear well from all directions. A cat can rotate its cannot. (On the flip side: Lions roar, which cats can’t.) outer ear to locate a sound — such as the sound of a mouse’s footsteps trying to sneak by — 10 times faster No big cat can get his motor running the way our than a dog. household kitties can, purring constantly as effortD The phrase “Beware of dog” is so old that its Latin lessly as breathing, both in and out. Tigers can rumble equivalent — cave canem — has been found on signs in a tiger-sized purr-like sound, but on the exhale only. D All dogs have pink tongues, with two notable excep- Roman ruins. The word “watchdog” isn’t quite as old, but it has been around a long, long time. The first mentions: the Chow Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei, both tion of it? By Shakespeare, in “The Tempest.” breeds with tongues variously described as “purple,” D Cats’ heads come in three basic shapes: round, such “black” or “blue-black.” Black spots on tongues are as on the fluffy Persians; triangular, such as on the common in many dogs, and are not necessarily an indication that there’s a Chow Chow or Shar-Pei in the sleek, show-bred Siamese and other so-called “Oriental” breeds; and rectangular, such as on the burly gene pool, however. Maine Coon. Most random-bred cats tend more toward D Most cats have five toes on their front paws, but only four of them hit the ground. The fifth toe is found the triangular head, albeit a less-extreme version than on the inside of the front paw. This “dewclaw” is the fe- on the show-quality Siamese. D One final one, just for summer: The “dog days” of line equivalent of our thumb, and it’s used for grasping summer have nothing to do with dogs and everything prey and climbing trees. Any number of toes over the norm (usually an extra one or two, but occasionally as to do with the brightest star in the night sky: Sirius, the constellation also known as the “dog star” that’s highly many as three or four) makes a cat polydactyl, which visible during some of the hottest weeks of the year. means “many fingers.” Polydactylism is a dominant

FAQ about Animal Microchipping

A protocol for dealing with ringworm is saving the lives of shelter cats. • Ringworm is often fatal to cats in shelters — not because the fungal disease is deadly, but because many shelters kill pets with even mild diseases to prevent the spread of infectious conditions. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Karen Moriello, clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, is working to change that. She has established a protocol to detect and treat ringworm in cats that is being used in shelters across the country, saving countless feline lives. • Equine veterinarian Dr. Kent Allen of Middleburg, Va., filled in on his role as technical delegate to the London Olympics. His job includes following 90 pages of veterinary guidelines for competitors in Olympic equestrian events, working with a team of veterinarians to keep the horses healthy (and pulling them from competition if they’re not) and making sure everyone is playing fair, with no unapproved performanceenhancing substances. “It’s not a slap on the hand and a fine anymore,” said Dr. Allen of the strict anti-doping policy. “It’s getting to be more like [the anti-doping policies for] the athletes in other sports.” • The nonprofit Rural Area Veterinary Services provides veterinary care to pet owners who don’t have access, either due to their rural location or financial situation. Sometimes working in MASH-like conditions, volunteer veterinarians, veterinary technicians and others provide help to nearly 9,000 animals a year. The care ranges from routine preventive medicine, such as spay-neuter, vaccines and parasite control, to treatment for serious injuries and disease. Donations are always needed to fund operations: — Gina Spadafori

Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Week

Contributed Article American Veterinarian Medical Association

Q: What is a microchip? A: A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radiowaves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen.

Q: How is a microchip implanted into an animal? Is it painful? Does it require surgery or anesthesia? A: It is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than a typical injection, although the needle is slightly larger than those used for injection. No surgery or anesthesia is required—a microchip can be implanted during a routine veterinary office visit. If your pet is already under anesthesia for a procedure, such as neutering or spaying, the microchip can often be implanted while they’re still under anesthesia.

Pet of the Week This week we are featuring “Wakefield”. He is a 6 ½ year old, short haired black cat that has been at the shelter since December of last year. He has taken up residence in the lobby and can be seen roaming around looking for a family to The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Pet of the Week call his own. Wakefield is very friendly, likes to is sponsored by The Annual Tom Pawelski Memorial Golf Tournament , held this past summer. The money raised chase toys and to be scratched behind his ears. from the 2010 tournament provides discounted adoption He is declawed so he needs to be kept indoors. rates to Pet of the Week animals. Stop by CCHS and find He is a little on the larger size and but his heart your new best friend, 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown. matches his body. Wakefield would be great in just about any home and he does qualify for our Senior for Senior program. If you have room in your home and your heart for this lovable guy, stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center and meet him. He will be the one waiting by the door for you.

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CASSADAGA — Mark Hitcome has been doing this for years. So it should come as no surprise as to how well done Point Blank Outdoors Television is. Nor should it be any surprise with how far the group can go in the future. Hitcome, along with close friends Randy Hardy, Brian Hitcome and Ed Shields — all from Chautauqua County — are the team better known as Point Blank Outdoors. The team began videotaping their experiences out in the field and decided to make a DVD. Before long, and after a few more DVDs, they had turned this minor hobby into a TV series. “I’ve been filming for 12 years,” Mark Hitcome said. “And last year we

started our TV show. It’s been a hit.” Their work landed them a spot on the Sportsman Channel. The show made its debut in March of this year with shows every Tuesday at noon and with re-runs at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday’s and 6 p.m. on Saturday’s. It’s been a long ride for PBO, but for a group of guys doing it in their spare time, things couldn’t be better. But don’t forget, each member has to pay bills. While Hitcome hopes to make PBOTV into a moneymaker, it’s still in its infant stages. After all, starting your own TV show isn’t exactly easy. Thus the group works their usual full-time, 40-hour-perweek jobs, and hits the outdoors any other time they can. The show was broadcasted on Sportsman, but their loyal followers check into, where the

group posts various videos and also has an extensive forum page where each of the team members post. They also keep up as often as possible with posts on the website itself. All from a few guys who work normal jobs during the week. This is more than your average hobby. But, a fun hobby at that. While they have taken advantage of the great outdoors here locally in Chautauqua County, the group has had plenty of travelling experience that might pop up on an outdoorsman’s bucket list. They hit Key West just a month ago for fishing. They were in Nebraska in April for spring turkey hunting. They also just part took in the Amara-Can Walleye Classic in Dunkirk July 7-8. And the videos? Tremendous. One

recent video, “See what Team PBO has been up to” is particularly captivating. It shows a variety of hunting and fishing scenes and can get just about anyone amped up to do either activity, let alone watch a whole episode of it. But, as always, help from sponsors has helped put PBOTV where it is now. On their website, they list Shults Chevrolet, Hoyt Archery, Kishel's Quality Animal Scents and Lures, Tombstone Creek Outfitters, Hartcraft X-change, Land Management Services, VK Plastics, Bill's Hooks, West Wind Custom Archery and JJ Guns as sponsors. For more information on Point Blank Outdoors, check out pbotv. com and you can also check out some of their pictures by going to their Facebook page.

Jammers Sweep League-Best Brooklyn; Inch Within .500 By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball Finalizes Olympic Roster By Brian Mahoney Associated Press

The Jamestown Jammers wrapped up their six-game road stand in noteworthy fashion when they swept the New York Penn League’s top team (heading into the series) the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Jammers (9-12 heading into play Wednesday) went into Brooklyn facing a Cyclones team that had started the season 14-5. Brooklyn hadn’t lost a series all year while Jamestown hadn’t won one. Throw the records out as they say. Jamestown beat staff ace and perhaps league-wide ace Luis Mateo Saturday 6-3. They then beat the Cyclones Sunday 5-2 and matched it with a strong come-from-behind victory of the same score Monday to finish off the sweep. It was Jamestown’s first road series sweep since a two-gamer against Batavia last July and first threegame sweep on the road since Jamestown did it to Mahoning Valley to end the 2010 season. The Jammers got Tuesday off, the first of two scheduled days off for teams in the NYPL and began play

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They lost Dwyane Wade but gained Kevin Durant. Dwight Howard's size has given way to Russell Westbrook's speed. The Americans know their men's Olympic basketball team will look much different than the one that captured gold four years ago in Beijing. Three of the most important players from that team were unable to return, but the carryovers keep talking about being better now than they were then. "I think it has the potential to be that if we learn to use our versatility. It's a more versatile team than 2008. The Jamestown Jammers swept a three-game series from the Brooklyn Cyclones to move to 9-12 on the season. Now, Now does that translate into being 12 of their next 15 games will be at home. (Photo by Chris Winkler) better?" coach Mike Krzyzewski said four innings to get his first career Sunday. "Although we don't have the the road trip. again Wednesday at home against save. He struck out six and allowed center, that team didn't have Durant Vermont. It begins a stretch of 15 They allowed just 15 runs in six just one hit. Esch has been the long or Westbrook. So it's a different team games with the Jammers home at games and no more than three man this year, throwing 20 innings and we'll see if it becomes better, but Diethrick Park for 12 of them. It is runs in any of the games. Staff ace in six appearances and is now car- it can be. It could be." also the beginning of a stretch of Helpi Reyes threw five innings rying a 1.80 ERA. 21 games in 20 days. Sunday and allowed just four hits In some ways, that's difficult to enviSunday, it was Ramon del Orbe, and one run while striking out Finally, the starting pitching has sion. Wade was the team's leading five. It was his first win of the year whose up-and-down season took begun to come around. After scorer, averaging 16 points in just over another climb with a two-hit, two- 18 minutes per game off the bench. and lowered his ERA to 2.84. struggling mightily through the walk performance in five scoreless Howard started at center and averaged first three weeks, Jamestown’s enMeanwhile, Jake Esch — the contire staff dialed it up last week on 10.9 points while shooting 74.5 perverted second basemen — threw Continued on pg 5 cent from the field. Chris Bosh, also out this summer, backed him up and shot even better, knocking down 24 of 31 shots (77.4 percent) and leading the Rookie Camp team with 6.1 rebounds per game. Jammers First Pascucci Wins Or Navy Seals How can any team make up for all Quarter HR Derby in that? Training?... Report Card... Buffalo... "Well, we have some guys that can pick that up," LeBron James said. "I mean, D-Wade was our leading scorer, but we See B-9 See B-6 See B-8 didn't have Kevin Durant on our team. We didn't have the activity of Tyson Let’s Join Efforts to Help the and Our Community Chandler on our team as well and the athleticism at the point guard position." Westbrook is an offensive upgrade ON THE over Jason Kidd, the point guard not back from '08, and is seen by teammates as the player who could most next to DFT Communications’ Floating Stage at Bemus Point easily fill Wade's role as the game2013 Ford Mustang Convertible or $30,000 Cash Retail Value: Drawing: September 1, 2012 at Pop’s Concert starring Pam Tillis changer off the bench. As James sees it, Event tickets available online at Andre Iguodala is more athletic than









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National TV Schedule This Week Higgins, Buffalo Fan Alliance Say Fans Are the Winners As NFL Changes Blackout Policy

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According to published reports, this season the National Football League (NFL) will change existing rules that result in game day television broadcasts to be blacked out in the local market when games are not sold out. Owners recently passed a resoluLeBron James and the rest of the United States men's olympic tion allowing teams to decide basketball team will take on the Dominican Republic national to broadcast games locally team on Thursday. (AP Photo) when more than 85 percent of seats are filled, overturning Thursday, July 12 the longtime requirement for 7 a.m., NBCN — Tour de France, Stage 11 full capacity seating. 3 p.m., ESPN2 — US Senior Golf Open Congressman Brian Higgins, 9 p.m., ESPN — USA vs. Dominican Republic, USA Olympic and members of the Buffalo Basketball tune-up Fan Alliance and local fan movement the Bills Mafia, Friday, July 13 who have strongly urged the NFL to reconsider any 6:30 a.m., NBCN — Tour de France, Stage 12 blackout policies, hailed the 3 p.m., ESPN2 — US Senior Golf Open progress as a victory for fans. “This is a game-changer for Saturday, July 14 football enthusiasts in Buffalo 8 a.m., NBCN — Tour de France, Stage 13 and across the nation,” said 3 p.m., NBC — US Senior Golf Open Congressman Higgins. “Fans let their voices be heard and 3 p.m., CBS — John Deere Classic 3:30 p.m., ESPN — NASCAR Nationwide Series at New Hampshire they certainly deserve this victory. The momentum began 3:30 p.m., FOX — Fox Saturday Baseball Game of the Week when FCC Commissioners suggested the 36-year old 4 p.m., ESPN2 — US Open Tennis Series: Bank of the West rule deserved a ‘fresh look,’ Classic grabbing the attention of the 7 p.m., ESPN2 — MLL Lacrosse: Charlotte Hounds vs. Denver NFL. But it was the loyal and Outlaws enthusiastic football followers 11 p.m., NBCN — L.A. Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers who really drove this down the field.” Sunday, July 15 “When the FCC had its com8 a.m., NBCN — Tour de France, Stage 14 1 p.m., ESPN2 — WPBA US Open 1 p.m., TNT — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire 3 p.m., NBC — US Senior Golf Open Contributed Article The Resource Center 3 p.m., CBS — John Deere Classic 4 p.m., ESPN — MLS Soccer: New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders The 2012 Laurel Run will kick off Friday, July 20, with the 4 p.m., ESPN2 — US Open Tennis Series: Bank of the West traditional Jamestown-toClassic Dunkirk relay run, and every8 p.m., ESPN — Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals one is invited to take part. Laurel Run is an annual event Monday, July 16 that celebrates the achieve8 a.m., NBCN — Tour de France, Stage 15 ments of people with disabili5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — USA vs. Brazil, women’s Olympic basketties while at the same time ball tune-up driving home the message that people with disabilities can acTuesday, July 17 complish great things if given the opportunity. 8 p.m., NBCN — Tour de France Rest Day Recap Laurel Run was started in 1997 Wednesday, July 18 when Silver Creek resident 6:30 a.m., NBCN — Tour de France, Stage 16 Wayne Hotelling jogged and cycled more than 400 miles 2 p.m., ESPN — SportsCenter at The Open Championship across New York State in honor 8 p.m., ESPN — Wednesday Night Baseball of his oldest daughter, who 9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — ESPN Summer Soccer Series, Seattle has Down syndrome. In 1999, Sounders vs. Chelsea Laurel Run covered all off New York State. Relay runners set out from eight different parts of the State, and some six weeks later the eight relay legs came together in Albany for a grand finale. Laurel Run had passed through every county in the State, and more than 20,000 people participated. Laurel Run is now an annual event that takes place in Chautauqua County, but it has retained the essence of that 1999 State-wide relay. Each year, relay runners transport a Laurel Run flag from Jamestown to Dunkirk to officially kick off Laurel Run weekend. The day begins with a free community kickoff breakfast said. “Simply put, the job was from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Contributed Article Buffalo Bandits not getting done. The past few The Resource Center’s facility at 75 Jones & Gifford Avenue seasons have not lived up to in Jamestown. At 9:00 a.m. our organization’s expectaBUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo everyone proceeds up the tions and, frankly, our fans Bandits Director of Lacrosse sidewalk as a group to Eighth deserve better.” Operations Scott Loffler anThe Bandits are currently nounced that Darris Kilgour will no longer serve in his role conducting interviews with as general manager, but will be potential candidates for Contributed Article general manager and hope retained as head coach of the Submitted Press Release to have a replacement hired team. The Bandits have also declined to renew the contract within the next week. of Derek Graham, who has The general manager will be Tri-County Football will served as the associate general responsible for scouting and hold a pre-season touch manager of the Bandits for the the upcoming NLL amateur football tournament for chilpast three seasons. draft, and will have the final dren ages 7-12 at the George authority on player signings, “Although Darris and Derek trades and contracts. Qualihave performed their duties fied candidates interested in admirably and did many the position may send their positive things for the orresumes to scott.loffler@ ganization, we feel a change needed to be made,” Loffler

Congressman Brian Higgins talks in front of Ralph Wilson Stadium along with representatives from the Buffalo Fan Alliance and the Bills Mafia. (submitted photo)

ment period, Buffalo was by far and away the largest market to write into the FCC to express their opinion that the blackout rule should be changed,” said Matt Sabuda, President of the Buffalo Fan Alliance. “I give the NFL a ton of credit for doing it so quickly. They listened to fans, they recognized it, and to change in a period of less than a year is remarkable” Bills Mafia founder Del Reid added, “Reducing the sales requirement to 85 percent is great news for football fans not only in Western New York, but in all NFL markets. Now, local fans who are unable to attend the game, but

still support the team through other revenue streams such as merchandise sales, stand a much smaller chance of being penalized for something that is often beyond their control.” The NFL has a policy of blacking out games that are not sold out to the home market. A 1961 federal law requires broadcasters (networks) to abide by the League’s blackout policy. On January 12 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened up a public comment period on a long-time FCC rule that requires cable or satellite providers to honor the blackout rule if it applies to the local affiliate it carries.

As one of the largest stadiums in the National Football League, Ralph Wilson Stadium in Western New York has seating for over 73,000. The league average for attendance last year was 67,000. This past season almost half of the Buffalo Bills’ home games were blacked out. Higgins added, “The blackout policy is unfair to local residents who invest their tax dollars into our stadiums only to be shut out of seeing their team play in the facilities they help build. Movement toward a more fan friendly experience is good for viewers inside the stadium and out, the league and the future of the game.”

Annual Laurel Run Relay to Take Place July 20

Changes Made To Bandits Front Office

Runners make their way up Central Avenue in Dunkirk near the finish of last year's Laurel Run relay. (Submitted Photo)

Street, from where the first set of relay runners will set out. The first runners will follow North Main Street out of the city to Horton Road. From there, representatives from area school districts will run the various legs of the relay, passing off the flag as they go along. The runners will follow Route 60 to Laona, through downtown Fredonia and out Central Avenue to Dunkirk. Officers from various law enforcement agencies will accompany the runners along portions of the relay. In Fredonia, the runners will be joined by employees of the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Facility, who jog in cadence while leading the last group of runners to the finish. The relay ends at Washington Park, where the City of Dunkirk hosts a victory celebration. The last set of runners should

arrive between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. By having students participate in the relay, Hotelling hopes to help ingrain in them a lifelong appreciation of people with disabilities. Children with disabilities can be the target of taunts and ridicule from their peers, and events such as Laurel Run help to spread the message that people with disabilities should be treated with respect. If you would like to participate in Laurel Run as a representative of your school district, contact Hotelling at 934-3952 or at wehotelling@verizon. net. Those participating in the relay will receive a 2012 Laurel Run T-shirt and will have the opportunity to earn a gift card to a store of their choosing by raising money for Laurel Run. And you don’t have to be a student to take part in the

relay — volunteers of any age are welcome. The 2012 Laurel Run relay is being sponsored by Premier Consulting Associates. The day after the relay, the 16th annual Laurel Run will continue in Silver Creek with a 5-kilometer walk, a 1k walk, an 8k run, children’s fun runs, and “Laurel’s Lap” (for anyone with a disability), followed by a party in the Village Square. In the afternoon there will be a motorcycle dice run. Proceeds from Laurel Run go to TRC Foundation to support disability awareness and prevention activities; money from the event also is used to enhance employment and work training opportunities for people with disabilities. For more information, call 661-4735 or visit

Touch Football Tourney Set For July 26 Dispenza Memorial Field located at 10199 Broadway Road in Gowanda on July 26. The tournament will run from 6 to 8 p.m. The tournament is open to children who reside in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern

Erie County. Each registered player will receive a football related gift, a chance to participate in touch football games against children their own age, refreshments and be eligible

for awards. The cost is $10 per child payable at the field on the night of the event. In order to register for the tournament, please call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or e-mail at


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Baseball at the Break: Pirates Alive and Well

Chris Winkler COMMENTARY

Go ahead, take another look at the top of the NL Central. Yeah, yeah, it’s only the all-star break, but go ahead Pirates fans, you’ve waited long enough. First place. 11 games above om .500. A mere two games behind the best record in the entire National League. Sure, a lead anything from safe — they could be out of York the playoff picture with a loss . Thursday — but long suffering fans visiting PNC Park 00. (and Three Rivers) deserve lf of this one. mes It’s been 19 straight losing seasons. Much has changed. - A ballpark for one. Three U.S. Presidents another. ax nly The Red Sox broke the curse ir not once, but twice. The hey White Sox broke their curse. ard If the Cubs were allowed to encewin, I’m sure they would have he done it by now, too. e Heck, even Barry Bonds ” learned how to use a syringe. But as two decades have passed, as Bonds stopped patrolling the outfield in Pittsburgh, the Pirates still haven’t had a winning season. If you think it’s tough being a Bills fans, imagine rooting for these Bucs. Apologies to the many of you out there that I know root for both. But for a brief moment, the Pirates are on top of the world. They woke up each day during the all-star break with the word Pittsburgh on top of the NL Central. Seriously, who knew that was possible? But it’s not just starting to look possible, it’s starting to look realistic. The road has been a long one. Wildly infamous for dealing away their best players in their prime for younger proselay. pects, the Pirates finally kept one in Andrew McCutchen. ge I still recall telling a good friend and ever-disgruntled is fan that had reached the er breaking point when the Pirates dealt Nate McLouth to make room for McCutchen. ll He was sick of hearing about ith the prospects. Who could alk, blame him? uns, But now, McCutchen is one single-handedly carrying the by Pirates out of the black abyss. re. He’s the clear-cut MVP of the be league while hitting .362 with 18 homers and 60 RBI at the go break. He’s top five in the NL - in those three categories. He’s nd also top five in runs, slugging ey percentage and OPS (on base plus slugging). nd Meanwhile he’s doing it on a s team that is in bottom half of every single offensive statistical category. And they’re dead el- last in on-base percentage. Yup — even worse than the Cubs. He kept them afloat in April and May when the rest of the team could barely hit .200 as 0 a unit without him. eld And they have a pitching staff of guys you’ve never heard of. e Or the ones you throw your Markhead up and ask “he’s still in mailthe big leagues?” 35-year-old A.J. Burnett. He’s got 10 wins at the break for the Pirates. He had 11 all of last year for the Yankees. Sure, 33-year-old Erik Bedard has been awful in four of his

last five starts, but the lefty starter deserved to have more than four wins after his first two months, anyhow. Plus they have retreads in Juan Cruz and Jason Grilli anchoring their middle relief. Those two guys were backend bullpen guys 10 years ago, literally. But that’s exactly why you have to root for the Pirates. Not only have they gone two decades without a winner, they have a team of castoffs and nobody’s outside of one extremely likable star player. In an era where there is so much wrong with professional sports, how can you not love the Pirates? In a league without a salary cap, the Pirates come in with a payroll a full $100 million lower than three other teams. Two of which are in serious trouble of making the playoffs including my beloved Phillies. We’re only halfway there, but if the pitching can hold up and McCutchen continues to play like this, it’s hard to see these Pirates faltering. I say they need to add a bat, a Josh Willingham-type. I’d look into a starting pitcher too, but with their three young arms on the farm, I wouldn’t look to make any drastic changes. Other MLB Notes: You got my NL MVP in McCutchen, but its time to hand out some more hardware. I bet you didn’t know Ryan Dempster leads the NL in ERA at 1.99. But my Cy Young at the break is R.A. Dickey… Alright, hopefully you’ve picked up your jaw by now, but the knuckleballer has a 2.40 ERA and a league-high 12 wins. Plus, he’s been tossing one-hitters seemingly all season long. Do I think it lasts? No, but he’s the guy right now. NL Rookie: Bryce Harper. Have you heard of him? That’s a clown question. NL Manager: Clint Hurdle and Davey Johnson, an absolute tie. Sticking in the National League, let’s correct some predictions. For the record, I didn’t like my Phillies this year and I still don’t. Braves, Reds and Giants were my picks across the board for division winners. I’ll stick with it. All are in second right now. Nationals and Pirates grab the wild cards. Over in the American League, Josh Hamilton is my MVP. I think you can go in a few different directions, but he’s still the guy for me. AL Cy Young: Chris Sale. Not many know about the young lefthander from the White Sox, but he’s got a WHIP less than 1.00 and opponents are hitting .198. Plus his ERA is 2.19 and he has 10 wins. You can argue Jered Weaver. AL Rookie: Mike Trout. And he’s seriously in the MVP talk. AL Manager: I actually think Joe Girardi deserves some serious credit for this team. Buck Showalter a close second right now. Finally, I didn’t like the Yankees to win the east, but hard to argue against them now. Central is wide open, but I’ll stick with the Tigers. Out west, I still like the Rangers and think they end up winning the whole thing. Angels and Rays grab the Wild Cards. Now, let’s start the second half of the season already.


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Hospital Benefits from NRG Dunkirk Power LLC Golf Sponsor Donation


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For officials at NRG Dunkirk Power LLC, the choice of Brooks Memorial Hospital’s annual golf tournament as the beneficiary of its community contribution was a natural fit. “Part of NRG’s core values is to be a positive community participant in volunteering time and resources,” explains Bart J. Sobczyk, NRG’s Community Action Team Chairman. “With Brooks being right in our backyard, we feel that we have a connection there through our employees and their families.” NRG Dunkirk Power LLC has been named Title Sponsor for its $5,000 contribution to the 19th Annual Brooks Memorial Hospital Golf Tournament, slated for Friday, July 27 at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. Registrations for the tournament are still being accepted. Information is available by contacting Cindy Wlodarek at 716-363-7233 or cindy@ Lunch and registration at the event begins at 11 a.m. and tee-off is at noon. Cost is $150 per golfer, with priority given to complete, four-person teams and event sponsors. In addition to its connection to the community hospital, Mr. Sobczyk said his company and its 10-member Community Action Team also felt a commitment to the invest-

Pictured in Dunkirk with the $5,000 Title Sponsor contribution to the 19th Annual Brooks Memorial Hospital Golf Tournament are (from left) Dr. Raja S. Gopalan, tournament co-chairman; Bart J. Sobczyk, representing Title Sponsor NRG Dunkirk Power LLC; Jarrod G. Johnson, Brooks Memorial Hospital COO; and Anthony Kapuscinski, Fuel Handling Supervisor and member of NRG’s Community Action Team. (submitted photo)

ments that Brooks Memorial Hospital has made to upgrade its equipment. This year, for example, proceeds from the Golf Tournament will be used toward the purchase of a new Orthopedic Surgery Table. “We believe in the importance of contributing to our community hospital,” the official said. “Brooks Memorial Hospital has kept up-to-date with the state-of-the-art services and this equipment has the capabilities to meet the healthcare needs of our community. This is a good reason for others in our community who may be in a position to help and support Brooks Memorial

Main Event Set For Kickboxing Lineup

The Jamestown Savings Bank Arena will host its firstever kickboxing event this Saturday, July 14. Sean Conner and Monte Swelling will be the main event. (submitted photo).

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Jamestown Savings Bank Arena

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The Jamestown Savings Bank Arena has teamed with AG Combat Sports Promotions to host an all day Karate and Grappling Show capped off by the Arena’s first ever Kickboxing event on Saturday July, 14. This all day event will kick off with dual Open Karate and Open Grappling tournaments running simultaneously throughout the day. It will also include an array of different vendors and will be the first event of its kind to come to Jamestown and the Southern Tier. The Kickboxing event will begin at 7:30 p.m. with most of the lineup set including the main event; a fight between Sean Conner and Monte Swilling. Five other matchups have been announced and the undercard is as follows: Marcus Cuevas vs. Tyler Sanders Chris Schmick vs. Jeff Mason Jason Maybach vs. Mike Schmick Cody Berdine vs. Kevin Baley John Miller vs. Chris Balon Kickboxing tickets are set at $28 for front row and $18 for reserved floor. There will also be a general admission bowl ticket for $12 presale and $17 the day of the event. Tickets for both daytime and evening events will be available at

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Hospital in such endeavors and ongoing improvements to the services they provide. ” The Chick ®Low Profile Orthopedic Table is a speciallydesigned radiolucent carbon fiber composite top surgical table that improves X-ray images, reduces set-up time and minimizes secondary radiation due to the elimination of metallic structures. Dr. Raja S. Gopalan, co-chairman of the tournament and long-time Brooks Memorial Hospital surgeon prior to his recent retirement, said the purchase is critical to keeping the facility modern and up-to-date.

“Improving the Surgery Department will improve the quality and delivery of care to so many,” he said. “State-ofthe-art technology like this can assuredly change lives, but it does not come without a serious financial commitment. Any donation, small or big, will be appreciated.” Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities for companies or individuals should also contact Mrs. Wlodarek at Brooks Memorial Hospital. NRG Dunkirk Power LLC officials recently presented the $5,000 check to Brooks and golf officials at the hospital in Dunkirk.

Hollyloft/Alfies Cycling Team Fares Well At Raccoon Rally

Hollyloft was the main sponsor of the Raccoon Rally Road Race at Allegany State Park. (submitted photo)

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It’s been a busy past few weeks for the Hollyloft/Alfies Cycling team, but they did particularly well at the Raccoon Rally Road Race, held in Salamanca in the Allegany State Park, where they were the major sponsor. On the first day of the event on June 30, Jim Doan finished 1st and Eric Przepierski finished 2nd in cat 1/2. In cat 3/4, Chaz Ormond finished 3rd and Joe Hunt finished 7th. For, cat 3/4 women, Sandra Leary finished 2nd with Lauren Senkevich in 3rd. In cat 5 women, Theresa Olson finished in 4th. Finally in cat 5, Rob Leary was 1st, Doug Shutte 7th, Joe Gustafson 12th, Dennis Kelley 17th, Patrick Groover 18th, Seth Groover 21st, Dave Trathen 26th and Larry Kellogg 28th. For the masters, Jeff Mills finished 5th and Rob Colburn

8th in the 35-44 group. In masters 45-plus, Kris Meekins finished 7th, Cleo Nixon 13th, Ron Rosenberg 15th and Gene Emborsky finished in 17th On July 1 in the expert race, Jim Doan finished in 2nd with Eric Przepierski in 9th and Bob Dahl in 13th. For the sport women, Lauren Senkevich came in 1st place. Craig Boehler came in 8th in the beginners group, while finishing in first for 50-59, Cody Hiller was 12th (1st 15-19) and Rob Colburn was 22nd. The team also raced June 27 at the Holiday Valley Wednesday night Mountain bike series in Ellicottville. In the men’s expert, Eric Przepierski came in 3rd with Bob Dahl 4th and Jake Bodway 12th. For the women, Kate O'Conner was 2nd and Rachel Curtin 3rd. Cody Hiller finished 5th in the sport 19-34 and Craig Boehler was 2nd in the sport 45-plus.

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Behind McCutchen, Pirates Head Into All-Star Break In First Place

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Tayshaun Prince, and James Harden can do more things offensively than Michael Redd. Prince and Redd, along with Carlos Boozer, were reserves on the 2008 team but were not retained. Kidd retired from international competition after winning two gold medals. "If you match us up, we have so many great pieces that guys can just play to their strengths, and I think we can be better," James said. Having Durant is a start. The NBA's three-time scoring champion had the best tournament ever by an American player at the world basketball The Pittsburgh Pirates have the longest streak of consecutive losing seasons in professional sports history with 19 in a row. But championship two years behind MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen, the Pirates are in first ago, scoring 22.8 points per place of the NL Central at the All-Star Break. (AP Photo) game. But the biggest difference could be James, who was the first until the sixth. He Contributed Article already a great player in 2008 Associated Press was lifted after Sandoval hit his eighth homer with Buster but has grown into the best in the world by now. Posey aboard in the seventh. PITTSBURGH (AP) — A day Burnett was charged with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul before he takes part in the two runs on four hits and two and Deron Williams, the home run derby as part of the walks with five strikeouts in 6 other young players from that All-Star festivities in Kansas team, have made similar leaps 1-3 innings. City, Andrew McCutchen put toward superstardom, and Burnett improved to 6-0 at on a show for the home fans. home and became the second Kobe Bryant has held steady where he was. McCutchen hit two home Pirates pitcher since 1993 to runs, Neil Walker homered win 10 games prior to the All- "First of all, you have to look among his five hits and the star break. Pittsburgh has won at the guys who are with us Pittsburgh Pirates entered the each of his past 12 outings. from the '08 team. They were All-Star break in sole possesBurnett's winning streak is a sion of first place following a career-best. 13-2 win over the San FranWalker extended his hitting cisco Giants on Sunday. streak to 12 games — tying By Steven Wine McCutchen hit a pair of twoa team season high — with Associated Press run homers that immediately a homer, double and three followed hits by Walker — one singles. It was the first five-hit to open the scoring in the first game for a Pirates player since WIMBLEDON, England (AP) and another to make it 12-2 in Walker did it July 20, 2010. — Up in the players' box on the seventh. Walker is hitting .489 (23-for- Centre Court, Roger Federer's ''I am not going up to bat to twin daughters squirmed, 47) during his streak. hit home runs,'' McCutchen yawned, made funny faces ''Days like today can happen,'' and then applauded the new said. ''I am just trying to put said Walker, ''but certainly five Wimbledon champion. good swings on balls and hits is something that comes when I do that, depending on The girls turn 3 this month. where the pitch is and how my around very rarely.'' They were 6 months old the swing is, some balls go out.'' Walker hit his sixth home run last time Federer won a Grand with nobody on in the third, If they don't go out, they at Slam title. and the Pirates chased Linceleast drop in for a hit of some ''The victory today is a dream sort lately for the red-hot Mc- cum (3-10) with a three-run come true for me and my Cutchen, who enters the break fourth. family, you know, seeing them on a 21-for-38 (.552) tear. He Burnett's soft liner through there,'' he said. ''It's big.'' has multiple hits in six of his the middle with the bases At 30, Federer showed the past nine games and 23 RBIs loaded scored McGehee. It kids what he can do, and in his past 19 games. was the pitcher's 10th career strengthened his contention RBI and first since Aug. 9, All of his team-high 18 home he's far from finished. Federer 2005, while with Florida. runs have come in the past ended a Grand Slam drought two months — an NL-high 12 Burnett was the final batter and equaled a Wimbledon have come with runners on Lincecum would face — alrecord by winning the tournabase. though runs that scored via ment for the seventh time a Drew Sutton sacrifice fly The long-woeful Pirates have Sunday, beating Andy Murray won six of seven and 10 of 12, and Walker single would be of Britain, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. and no team in the majors has charged to him. For months Federer had been a better record since May 12 Lincecum has allowed 69 widely viewed as a champion than Pittsburgh's 34-19. earned runs — most in the in decline, eclipsed by Rafael majors and three more than ''We worked hard to get to Nadal and Novak Djokovic. where we are, and we've earned his total from all of last seaNow he has won a 17th major son. He has allowed 47 earned title, padding his record, and our way so far,'' Pittsburgh runs in 47 innings on the road he's back atop the ATP rankmanager Clint Hurdle said. this season. ings for the first time since A.J. Burnett pitched effectively June 2010, matching Pete ''You never want to say, 'Hey, into the seventh to win his Sampras' record of 286 weeks I've hit rock bottom,' or ninth consecutive decision, and anything like that,'' Lincecum Casey McGehee went 3 for 4 said. ''But when things are with two RBIs for Pittsburgh. going as bad as they are right The Pirates (48-37) are 11 now, you've kind of got to go games over .500 for the first out there like you've got nothBy Tim Reynolds time since 1992 and are in first ing left to lose. Leave it all out Associated Press place at the break for the first there on the field and what time since 1997. The franchise happens, happens.'' MIAMI (AP) — Ray Alhas endured a North Amerilen will take less money for can professional sports record Manager Bruce Bochy said 19 consecutive losing seasons. Lincecum will start San Fran- a chance at another NBA cisco's second game out of the championship. The Pirates have gone 11-1-1 break. He also was emphatic Allen told the Miami Heat on in their past 13 series and have that he has given no thought Friday night that he intends won seven consecutive series to removing Lincecum from to accept their contract offer at PNC Park. the rotation. and leave Boston after five ''Seeing what's going on here, ''He's got to put this first half seasons, even though the it's fun to be a part of it,'' said behind him...'' Bochy said. Burnett, acquired in an offsea- ''He's got to regroup. We need Celtics could pay him about twice as much as the reigning son trade from the New York him. He's got to be deterNBA champions will be able Yankees. mined to turn things around, to next season. Miami could The Giants' Tim Lincecum and have a better second half. only offer Allen the mini failed to get out of the fourth ''There's not much you can do mid-level, worth about $3 inning for the second conmillion a year. right now.'' secutive start, getting charged Heat owner Micky Arison About the only negative for with six runs on seven hits. tweeted the news just after 9:30 the Pirates on Sunday was The two-time Cy Young p.m., or about 2:30 a.m. SaturMcGehee pulling up lame Award winner enters the break day in Europe, where Arison with a mild left groin strain with a 6.42 ERA that is worst has been for several days. after swatting a two-run in the majors among qualify''single'' deep into the notch in “I was just woken up with ing starters. left-center during the sixth. great news,'' Arison wrote. Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run “Welcome to the family.'' AriPittsburgh entered the day homer for San Francisco, son ended the tweet by maka game up on the Cincinwhich has lost five of six and ing mention of Allen's jersey nati Reds in the NL Central. seven of nine. Only Washington has a better No. 20, and didn't mention Burnett (10-2) retired 13 con- record among NL teams. the NBA's leading 3-point secutive Giants batters from

Under head coach Mike Krzyzewski (far left), the 2012 Olympic Men's basketball team from left to right (top row, in jerseys): Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, LeBron James. Bottom row: Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, James Harden, Andre Iguodola and Kobe Bryant. (AP Photo)

21, 22 years old back in Beijing. They're now in the prime of their careers, so they're a lot bigger, stronger, better basketball players today," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said. "Those players by themselves are much better and I look at the players we've added. We have much more depth, much more talent than we had in '08 when I look at this roster versus that roster, and I'm not looking to make comparisons, but when asked the question, I'll put this team up

against anyone." Center remains the biggest question mark. Chandler was the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year and has become more of a weapon offensively in recent years, but he's still not quite Howard. Kevin Love and Blake Griffin will have to show they can handle the move to center as well as Bosh did. The Americans averaged 106.2 points in 2008 and smashed their opponents by nearly 30 per game. Nobody was close to them until the gold-medal game, when Spain was within

four points with 2½ minutes left before the U.S. pulled away to a 118-107 victory. Playing at that level again won't be easy. So no matter what the expectations are now, none of them matter until the games start in three weeks. "We didn't do nothing yet," Anthony said. "So until we go out there and we win the gold medal, then people are going to talk, going to speculate, but we'll see after we win the gold medal if we determine if we're a better team than '08."

Federer a Grand Slam Champion Again at Wimbledon

Roger Federer drops to his knees after winning his seventh Wimbledon title and his 17th Grand Slam by defeating Andy Murray on Sunday. (AP Photo)

at No. 1. In less than three weeks, Federer will be back at Wimbledon trying to win his first Olympic singles gold medal. He'll be tough to beat in a setting where he plays his best tennis. ''I feel better here for some reason,'' he said. ''I don't know why, but it's very unique and special in many ways.'' He matched the record of seven Wimbledon titles set in the 1880s by William Renshaw and tied in 2000 by Federer's hero, Sampras. And while he ended his own 2 1/2year Grand Slam dry spell, he extended decades of frus-

tration for the British, who haven't had a homegrown men's champion since 1936. Murray, a Scotsman, was the first Brit to make the men's final since 1938. In anticipation of the match, fans camped out overnight in the rain just for a grounds pass so they could watch on a large video screen near the practice courts. The Royal Box audience included British Prime Minister David Cameron, soccer star David Beckman and Prince William's wife, the former Kate Middleton. Murray tried to give them a good show, taking an early lead and then losing a close second set when he was

broken in the final game. The match began in sunshine, but rain interrupted play early in the third set, and the retractable roof was closed for a singles final for the first time since it was added in 2009. And while Federer is good on grass, it turns out he's especially good indoors on grass. ''When the roof closed, he played unbelievable tennis,'' Murray said. Federer agreed. ''I played terrific,'' he said. Coming into the match, Federer had won 20 of his 74 titles indoors. With wind eliminated as a factor, he can swing even more aggressively and hit his pinpoint serves with even more accuracy. That's what happened. A 26-point, 20-minute game in the third set proved pivotal and provided the match's most memorable moments. Murray fell to the grass three times during the game, but also saved five break points before he was finally broken to give Federer a 4-2 lead. Federer held every service game the rest of the way. With the win, he became the first thirtysomething man Continued on pg 10

Allen Chooses To Sign With Heat shooter by name. A person briefed on details of

the decision told The Associated Press that Arison got the

Ray Allen, the NBA's all-time leader in three-pointers made, has decided to leave Boston for Eastern Conference rival Miami as Allen looks to win his second NBA championship. (AP Photo)

word from Heat President Pat Riley, who made Allen the team's top free-agent priority — especially in recent days. Allen, who will be 37 this month, arrived in Miami on Thursday for a visit, went to dinner with Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, team executive Alonzo Mourning and others Thursday night, then left Friday to presumably decide his future. Hours later, the choice was made. Allen's agent, James Tanner, confirmed the decision to the AP not long after Arison's tweet. Allen, who made a careerbest 45 percent of his 3-point attempts this past season cannot officially sign until Wednesday because of the league's moratorium. Allen becomes the latest player to be sold by Riley on the notion of sacrifice since the blockbuster summer of 2010. The Heat convinced LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all to take less Continued on pg 10 • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)


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r now,Saturday’s 6-3 win over the the Brooklyn Cyclones marked the Jammers 19th game of the " season, and more importantly, go the one-quarter point of their old 76 game schedule. The Jamng mers finished off the weekend but by sweeping the first-place old Cyclones and sit at 9-12 and e're in fifth place in the Pinckney Division. It’s the first time since the first week of the season that Jamestown had crept out of the basement. With one quarter of the season out of the way, the Jammers — and the rest of ne, the NYPL — had the day off Tuesday before picking back he up Wednesday. The next for scheduled day off is July 31. ime So, it’s time for some grades here at the end of the first quarter. on Starting Rotation: C+. This - would actually be much worse ss. if not for the last week of action. The Jammers start'' ers still have an ERA of 4.32 with a record of 1-7, but solid outings from Helpi Reyes and Ramon Del Orbe on Sunday and Monday, respectively, helped that out. Reyes’ win

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on Sunday was the first by a Jamestown starter. Also, only six of the 21 starts have lasted five innings or more and Reyes has three of them. None of them have lasted into the seventh inning, although you do rarely see that by any pitcher in the NYPL. Group MVP: Reyes Where it can improve: Blake Logan was inserted into the rotation in Ryan Newell’s spot. All Logan has done is throw seven scoreless innings in two starts and allowed one hit. If Del Orbe can find some consistency, and Hope can build off his last start, the rotation can actually be pretty good. Bullpen: A+. There’s really no other way to put this; the Jammers would be well under .500 and probably own the league’s worst record if it was not for the bullpen so far. Even though the 8-5 record doesn’t look overly great, the team also owns seven saves. Think about it this way: Jamestown’s starters have one win, so the bullpen is grabbing the win and the save every night. But, the 2.26 ERA says it all really. Plus the fact the bull-

Jesus Solorzano crosses the plate after hitting a homerun last week. Solorzano leads the team with 8 RBI this year. (Photo by Chris Winkler)

pen has thrown 115.2 innings compared to the 81.1 of the starters. It’s usually the other way around. Where to start? Closer Nick Wittgren has been tremendous. His five saves are second in the league, behind TriCity’s Blake Ford. In seven games, Wittgren has thrown 10.2 innings and allowed just one run for a 0.84 ERA. He’s also struck out 14 while walking nobody. Exactly what you want from a closer. Setup man Jheyson Manzueta has been excellent as well. He holds a team-high three holds and is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA. He’s struck out 18 batters in 14 innings.


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Long-man Jake Esch is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 20 innings. Beau Wright and Frankie Reed have been quality lefties with ERA’s under 4.00 as well. Group MVP: Wittgren Where it can improve: Really, it can’t. If this group can do this all year, Jamestown will compete for a playoff spot. Catchers: C-. The offensive numbers aren’t there, but Jose Behar and Sharif Othman are doing a fine job behind the plate, and at this level, that’s all you can ask for right now. Behar is hitting .205 with three RBI in 12 starts behind the plate. I like his arm and he’s shown pretty good range, too. Othman is hitting just 1-for-22 (.045) this year with a RBI. He wasn’t used much this year until he started three out of four game during the road trip. Brian Dice seems to be the

third option behind the plate. He’s hitting .267 (4-for-15) with a homerun in three starts. Also started at DH. Group MVP: Behar Where it can improve: More at bats for Behar should drive that average up a little. Infielders: B-. The Jammers lost arguably their top prospect Austin Nola to Greensboro a week ago. He had started 15 of the 16 games he played in while in Jamestown. Taking over for him at shortstop has been fellow rookie Anthony Gomez. Pedro Mendoza has also got plenty of at-bats since being activated. In addition, the team lost middle infielder Yeison Hernandez to Greensboro. First base has been between Viosergy Rosa and Felix Munoz. But, the other gets the start at DH sometimes. Rosa, a holdover from last year, is hitting .255 with a homer and six RBI in 12 starts. Munoz has nine starts and is hitting .283 with two homers. Gomez was the guy at second before getting switched back to his natural position at short. Returnees from last year Yefri Perez and Pedro Mendoza have been at second since the switch and have both done a good job. After playing in just two of the first nine games, Perez has started 10 of the last 12 and is

batting a team-high .345. Matt Juengel has pretty much been the everyday guy at third base with 11 starts and is batting .213 with five RBI. Group MVP: Perez. Where it can improve: With Perez and Mendoza at the top of the order, the offense has been better. We’ll see if it holds. Outfielders: C+. It’s a fourman group, but centerfielder Juancito Martinez has been the mainstay each night. Martinez, my team MVP, has started a team-high 18 games and leads the club with 21 hits and nine steals and two homers. He’s hitting .318 with a .400 on-base percentage. The rest of the group has struggled. Returnee Kentrell Dewitt is hitting .185 in 15 starts in left field. Cameron Flynn is hitting .170 in 13 starts in right field. The utility man is Jesus Solorzano with 17 starts in all three outfield positions. He was considered one the Marlins top prospects by Baseball America in January, but the 21 year old is hitting just .209. He does have a team-high two homers and eight RBI. Group MVP: Martinez. Where it can improve: The three besides Martinez need to start hitting. Solorzano is the key.

JAMERS KEEP SEASON ROLLING continued from pg 1 innings. That dropped his ERA to 5.06. From there, it was a bullpen game. Brian Ellington got roughed up in the sixth and blew a 1-0 lead, but did throw a clean seventh. Jamestown regained the lead in the top of the eighth by roping together three singles, but almost coughed it back up in the bottom of the inning. Strikeout machine Jheyson Manzueta got one out before walking Brandon Nimmo. The next batter laid down a sacrifice bunt, but second basemen Yefri Perez — covering first — was charged

with an error for not making the catch and putout. It put runners on second and third, representing the tying and go-ahead runs. But, manager Angel Espada went to closer Nick Wittgren and the lights-out reliever continued his strong season by getting back-to-back popups to end the eighth. He then threw a clean ninth to grab his fifth save of the year. Wittgren has been the anchor of a dominating bullpen this year. The offense was carried by Yefri Perez, who has done a great job being inserted into the leadoff spot over the past

New York Penn League Standings Through Tuesday, July 10

McNamara Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) Aberdeen IronBirds (BAL) Staten Island Yankees (NYY) Pinckney Auburn Doubledays (WSH) Batavia Muckdogs (STL) Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) State College Spikes (PIT) Jamestown Jammers (MIA) Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) Stedler Tri-City ValleyCats (HOU) Lowell Spinners (BOS) Vermont Lake Monsters (OAK) Connecticut Tigers (DET)

W 14 12 9 9 W 14 14 12 11 9 9 W 15 14 6 5

L 8 10 13 13 L 7 8 10 11 12 13 L 7 8 16 17

PCT 0.636 0.545 0.409 0.409 PCT 0.667 0.636 0.545 0.500 0.429 0.409 PCT 0.682 0.636 0.273 0.227

GB 2 5 5 GB 0.5 2.5 3.5 5 5.5 GB 1 9 10

few weeks. Perez, a holdover from last year’s squad, is now batting .345 and went 6-for-14 in the Brooklyn series. Rookie Anthony Gomez broke out of a slump as well with a monster 3-for-4, three RBI game on Friday night. Jamestown is still hitting .237 — fifth worst in the league — with a .300 onbase percentage — third worst in the league. However, that 3.11 ERA is fifth best in the league now to go along with the best bullpen ERA.



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Race: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway When: Sunday, 12 p.m. (ET) TV: TNT 2011 Winner: Ryan Newman (right)

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Race: F.W. Webb 200 Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch


Race: American Ethanol 200 Where: Iowa Speedway When: Saturday, 8:00 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2011 Winner: Matt Crafton

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A.J. Allmendinger suspended

Spice it up

Cars spin out in the last lap of the Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. (NASCAR photo)

In search to add drama, NASCAR vows: ‘No gimmicks’


trip back to Daytona International Speedway for the traditional start of the second half of the NASCAR season has become a time to reflect on the good and bad of the first half of the year. And while Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona had plenty of excitement late in the race due to multi-car crashes and cautions, the conversation at Daytona before the race was about the lack of such at many races this year. The first half of the 400 was relatively uneventful as well. The week before at Kentucky Speedway, track owner Bruton Smith proposed mandatory caution periods or timeouts at certain intervals in the race, with the idea that the double-file restarts that followed those cautions would provide action and drama that has been missing in many races. “Call it what you want, but you’ve got to have caution flags,” Smith told reporters at his Kentucky track. “That creates excitement. You can’t just sit there with nothing happening. It ruins the event. It’s damaging to our sport.” NASCAR chairman Brian France said in his mid-season session with the press at Daytona that Smith’s ideas won’t fly. “It’s a very clear line to us,” he said. “What we’re not going to do are gimmicky things. I’ve heard we ought to throw a caution every ten laps. That’s nonsense. We won’t do gimmicky things. But we’ll do things that incentivize performance, incentivize wins. That we are open to. The wild card does that. It does it in an authentic way.” NASCAR has, in recent seasons, added double-file restarts, the free pass rule, greenwhite-checkered-flag finishes and even the Chase format and several modifications to it

Crash scuttles ‘Awesome Bill’

Bobby Labonte, driver of the No. 47 Toyota, spins out in front of Bill Elliott, driver of the No. 50 Chevrolet, after an incident in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. (NASCAR photo) in attempts to spice up the action. Some say that many caution flags thrown for small pieces of debris on the track were actually displayed to break up dull stretches of racing. Drivers asked about Smith’s mandatory caution idea generally said they were opposed to it. “I just think when we start using cautions to make the race ‘more exciting,’ I think that’s going down a slippery slope,” Carl Edwards said. “I don’t think it’s good for the sport. That’s my opinion from where I sit. That doesn’t mean it’s right, that’s just my opinion.” He said that auto racing, by its nature, isn’t going to have a “Game Seven” moment every time. “That’s what makes some races great,” he said. “If you start affecting the competition like that, that is analogous to stopping a basketball game if the score gets too far apart and putting the score back even.

“That, to me, is not what auto racing is about. If you let these races play out naturally, and let the racing be racing, sometimes there are some wild things that happen, and things happen that are unexpected, and that’s what makes that true, real drama that happens every once in a while.” And sometimes races don’t play out that way, and that’s OK, too, he said. “If a guy wins by three laps, well, he was meant to win by three laps, and you don’t want to take that away from that guy and that team,” he said. Edwards said that doing things any other way cheapens the sport. “You can’t fabricate competition,” he said. “That’s what’s so great about our sport. There’s a whole other world there – politics and the real world – where everybody is changing the rules all the time to try and get an advantage. We might as well just leave sports alone, and may the best man win.”

Stewart: Team ‘looking good’ Tony Stewart’s fourth career victory in the July race at Daytona, the 47th of his career and the third this season, have him looking like a driver who could repeat as Sprint Cup champion, which would give him four Cup titles. Stewart said in his winner’s interview that he’s been very pleased with his team’s performance over the first half of the season. Tony Stewart “I think (NASCAR photo) there were some races that we lost some opportunities on, but I think there were races that we capitalized on that we haven’t been able to in the past,” he said. “I think on the average, we’re really looking good right now … “On the average, I feel like we’re making gains.” He said he was especially proud of his team’s performance in qualifying at Daytona, even though his time was disallowed because a hose came loose. He had to start the race from 42nd position instead of on the outside pole where he originally qualified. His

A.J. Allmendinger, temporarily suspended from NASCAR after he didn’t pass a random drug test, faces an uncertain future in the sport. Allmendinger, who has a one-year deal to drive the No. 22 Dodge for Penske Racing, was suspended just hours before the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. He was replaced by Sam Hornish Jr., who flew in from Charlotte, N.C., and arrived at the track just minutes before the race. Hornish finished 33rd after a blown tire took him out of contention. NASCAR’s Vice President of Racing Operations Steve O’Donnell read a statement to members of the media at Daytona, but did not answer questions. O’Donnell’s statement was: “Driver A.J. Allmendinger has been temporarily suspended from A.J. Allmendinger NASCAR competition based (NASCAR photo) upon a notification of a positive ‘A’ test NASCAR received from the Medical Review Officer as stated in Section 19-11B (6, 7) of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy. Pursuant to the rule book, Allmendinger has the opportunity to request within the next 72 hours that his ‘B’ sample be tested. “NASCAR will follow its policies and procedures set forth in the rule book in dealing with this matter.” It’s not Allmendinger’s first problem of that nature. In 2009, while driving for Richard Petty Motorsports, he was cited with drunk driving after a late-night traffic stop in North Carolina. He was given a suspended sentence, probation and community service after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired. Allmendinger’s Penske Racing team issued a brief statement. It read in part: “NASCAR notified Penske Racing this afternoon that A.J. Allmendinger was administered a drug test earlier this week, and those results tested positive. NASCAR has a strict drug testing program that Penske Racing fully supports. Penske Racing will work with NASCAR through this process and its next steps.”

Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Ryan Newman was third, just a fraction of a second behind him. “I think qualifying was what I was most proud of for the weekend, and even though we lost our time, having those two cars come here and be second and third separated by only eight thousandths of a second shows how good a job the guys did at our race shop,” he said. Newman went on to finish fifth in the 400, breaking a string of disappointing runs that saw him finish no better than 12th in the 11 races between his win at Martinsville and his top-five at Daytona. “It was big for us, especially with the stretch coming up,” Newman said, adding that he’s especially looking forward to this week’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He said the Loudon track “is a place which we at Stewart-Haas have done an awesome job at in the past.” And he said that while he left Daytona trailing Joey Logano by one point in the race for a wildcard Chase berth, he’s optimistic going forward. “We are still in plenty of contention there with the No. 20 car right now,” he said.

For a time during Saturday’s race at Daytona, 56-year-old Bill Elliott was looking a lot like the “Awesome Bill” of the early 1980s, the driver who once dominated races on NASCAR’s biggest and fastest tracks. Elliott, driving the No. 50 Chevrolet for a Turner Motorsports team that was making its first Sprint Cup start, qualified seventh and ran third for a long stretch in the opening segment of the race. He was still in contention when he was collected in a multi-car crash on Lap 123 of 160. “We were just a victim of the circumstances, “ he said. “But man, I was proud of all those guys on Turner Motorsports and Walmart. That’s the best I’ve run in a long time. The car drove so well. I could go anywhere on the race track and just wait around biding my time and just seeing where we’re going to play out at the end.” He said the current rules make it much harder to race than it was back in the day. “You could hardly pass, man,” he said. “I mean when I was running third there early on in the race, I ran every lap wide open and never came off the bottom. And that’s kind of where you were.” Elliott, who has made just one other start this season, at Talladega, said his opportunities to race are becoming less frequent, and any start could be his last.


Kurt Busch (NASCAR photo)

Busch happy to deliver win for Finch One of the feel-good stories from Daytona was Kurt Busch’s victory in Friday’s Subway Jalapeno 250 Nationwide Series race. It came in James Finch’s unsponsored Chevrolet. It’s the same owner and crew that Busch drives for in Sprint Cup. “That’s what James Finch is all about,” Busch said. “He loves Daytona, and I’m happy that we were able to deliver. All of [the crew] came out to the start/finish line to be a part of the celebration. It’s all about heart, and it’s all about passion with these guys, and I couldn’t be more proud of this team effort tonight.” Pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished second, followed by Michael Annett. The race saw a Nationwide Series track record 42 lead changes among 16 drivers.

1. Matt Kenseth 676; Leader 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 651; behind -25 3. Greg Biffle 632; behind -44 4. Jimmie Johnson 618; behind -58 5. Tony Stewart 592; behind -84 6. Kevin Harvick 586; behind -90 7. Denny Hamlin 585; behind -91 8. Martin Truex Jr. 584; behind -92 9. Brad Keselowski 575; behind -101 10. Clint Bowyer 572; behind -104

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SPEAKING led by Tony 849 Laps Stewart in the past 14 races at New Hampshire, the most of any driver

Laps led by Mike 193 Skinner in the past three Truck Series races at Iowa, tops among all drivers

Points positions gained by Tony Stewart at 4 Daytona, to fifth, the most of any driver

Laps led by Jeff 300 Burton in winning the 2000 Dura Lube 300 at

New Hampshire, a track record (he started 2nd, passed polesitter Bobby Labonte on the start and led every lap)

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Randy Hall Wins Applebee Motorsports UEMS E-Mod Invasion at Stateline Speedway By Glenn Slocum Contributing Writer

BUSTI, N.Y. — Mother Nature provided a hot and humid summer night for the completion of the Applebee Motorsports UEMS E-Mod events postponed from June 2nd and the Morgan Family Street Stock Special. Jeremy Williams won his first Street Stock feature, the Morgan Family Special, ending the 8-straight streak of point leader Chris Withers. The top 15 Street Stocks lined up for the first feature of the evening with Kevin Golden on the pole and Paul Nelson alongside. Williams was in row two with Steve Keith Jr. Golden led the first circuit then stumbled on lap two giving Nelson the lead. Golden slowed before lap two was complete causing the first caution. Nelson, Williams, Gary Fisher and Sam Courson were the restart leaders. Williams won the dash to turn one on the restart to become the third leader in as many laps. Nelson was second with Fisher third and Keith fourth. Keith spun collecting Ken Lamp for the second caution with eight laps complete. Williams, Nelson, Fisher and point leader Chris Withers were the leaders. Withers grabbed third on the restart as Williams started to build a lead. A spin by Doug Moore just in front of the leaders caused caution three with eight laps remaining. Fisher had problems on the restart for caution four and required the hook to leave the speedway along with Patrick Fielding. Withers visited the pits during the yellow and rejoined the field at the end. Williams controlled the restart and once more began to build a lead. Jeffery Keith spun for yellow five. Williams, Nelson, Brian Crandall, Kyle Weilacher and Withers from last on the last restart to fifth. Withers charge continued taking third with two laps remaining. Withers was unable to pass Crandall or catch Williams. It was the first win of the season for Williams breaking the 8-race win streak of Withers. Randy Hall beat Butch Southwell to the line by .043 seconds to win the UEMS E-Mod Invasion and the $5,000 dollar first place money. This race was one of the best held all season with several different leaders and two passes for the lead on the final lap. It was the second feature of the evening

Randy Hall picked up the win at Stateline Speedway in the Applebee Motorsports UEMS E-Mod feature. (Photo courtesy of and SDC Associates Inc.)

with Kyle Innman and Dan Davies were in row one with John Woodward Jr. and Brian Douglas in row two. Inman led the pack into turn one but before the pack could complete the lap the yellow flew for Dave Shagla spun to a stop in turn three. Inman led after the restart with Davies second and Douglas third. Randy Hall and Brent Rhebergen were fourth and fifth. The yellow reappeared with five laps complete for Justin Carlson. Just one more lap was complete as Shagla slowed to a stop coming out of turn two for caution three. Six laps were complete Inman, Douglas, Davies, Rhebergen and Hall were the leaders. Hall was third at the end of lap seven then second at the end of lap eight. Dave Hess Jr. made it into the top five with Butch Southwell in tow. Hall was now on Inman’s bumper but Rhebergen joined the battle for second along with Hess. Inman suffered mechanical problems allowing Rhebergen to take the lead just before the half way point. Hess was second with Hall third. Rhebergen started showing smoke on lap 23 then just before the yellow flew for Douglas stopped at the edge of the track in turn two Hess took the lead. Rhebergen was given back the lead for the restart and Hess went high in turn two on the restart losing several spots then stopped up against the wall in turn two for caution four. Chebergen, Hall, Southwell and Boardman were the leaders. Rhebergen continued to smoke as Hall moved alongside but could not make the pass. Rhebergen’s mechanical problems came to a head with 26 laps complete causing caution five after Rhebergen did a half spin to a stop in turn three. Hall was the new leader with Davies second and Southwell third. Southwell became the sole owner of the second spot on the restart as Hall

led by five car lengths. Ten laps remained with Hall in the middle groove and Southwell trying the high side. Hall started coming out high to slow the charge of Southwell and the two make contact on lap 35 and again on lap 36. Southwell would have to make his move down low. Southwell made that move after the two to go signal but on the last lap lost the lead to Hall in turn two but fought back through the final two corners crossing the line in a photo finish with Hall in front by .043 of a second. It was Halls second win of the season at Stateline and his second UEMS victory. Dutch Davies came from sixth to win the Super Late Model feature a race that saw only one caution. A lap one spin by Dick Barton slowed the feature with Bump Hedman leading and Randy Lobb second. Doug Eck was third on the restart and passed Hedman as lap three ended for the lead. David Scott was the next by Hedman and Dutch Davies moved up for his shot at Hedman. Eck and Scott were running up against the fence with Davies now third down low. Davies put Scott back to third and caught Eck on lap 10 to challenge for the lead. It was side-by-side on lap 11 then Davies firmly in first on lap twelve Scott was third still up against the fence with Lobb fourth and Dave Hess Jr. fifth. Davies started to work lap traffic with ten laps remaining and Hess, Lobb and Scott were contending for third. Lobb took the spot and Scott moved down to the low groove with Hess remaining high. Davies stretched his lead even in lap traffic and with two to go led Eck by nearly a straightaway. Davies took the checkers with

Eck a distant second, Lobb third and Scott held off Hess for fourth. Rich Michael Jr. won the UEMS Non-Qualifiers event in a green to checkers run. The UEMS Non-Qualifiers race was the next feature up and a lap three spin by Clint Brady caused the first yellow as Rich Michael Jr. led followed by Jack Young and Alex Froman. Chad Silleman and Vic Vena tangled as the green flew for caution two. After the restart Michael was the leader with Froman second, Young third and Steve Dixon fourth. Eric Pangrazio caused caution three with a spin in turn four with seven laps complete. With ten of the twenty laps remaining Michael led by half a straight with Young second followed by Froman then Dixon and Mike McGee. McGee passed Dixon with five laps remaining for the fourth spot. Another spin by Pangrazio caused caution four with three laps remaining. Michael ran the final laps unchallenged for his first win of the season. Chris Ottaway made a mid race pass of Mike Moon then cruised to his first win of the season in the Limited Late Model feature. Pole sitter Mike Moon led the first lap of the Limited Late Model feature. A lap two spin by Chad Schauers brought out the first yellow. Moon just barely stayed in front as Dustin Eckman and Chris Ottaway pressed him on both sides. Ottaway moved to the high side and Moon followed by Eckman stayed low. Ottaway was able to take the lead on the backstretch then lose it coming out of turn four. Eckman moved to the bottom on lap five and hit turn three too hard spinning the car for yellow two. Ottaway was the next to try the high side making the pass stick as the yellow appeared for Chris Ward stopped in

turn three. Ottaway, Moon, Steve Moynihan, Steve Kania and Mike Moore were the leaders. Moynihan took second on the restart and Kania followed him through for third as Moon fell to fourth. A spin by Ward allowed the field to close with Ottaway for a last lap dash to the finish. Ottaway won the dash and Kania lost to Moynihan by half a car length at the line. It was the first win of the season for Ottaway. The Super Sportsman race was won by Dan Nocero Jr. A lap two spin by Kelly Frederes caused the first caution in the Super Sportsman feature. Frederes was third. Point leader Dan Nocero Jr. was the leader with Allen Haskins second and Tom Kosinski third. Jake Eller did a half spin collecting Jim Kibbe for caution two with three laps down. The third yellow came one lap later for Mark Fox. Nocero, Wade Watson and Mike Kosinski were the leaders. Allen Yarbrough lost power on the front stretch for yellow four with seven laps complete. Mike Kosinski left the speedway with a smoking engine on lap nine then a lap 10 spinner caused caution five. Tom Kosinski spun for caution six and seven. Jason Schumaker spun for caution eight with two laps remaining. The final two laps were run under green and Nocero won his sixth of the season Richard Wojtowicz won the second in a caution filled Street Stock feature. A lap two multi-car wreck caused the first caution in the Street Stock feature. Wojtowicz was the leader with Kevin Hill second. Mike Brown caused caution two on the restart. A lap five spinner caused caution three. Guy Adams caused caution four on the restart. Jason Covey came for thirteenth to second for the restart. Pole sitter Chevy Sweet spun into the infield for caution five. Brown caused caution six with 11 of the 20 laps complete. Wojtowicz, Covey, Hill, Cody Bliss, Todd Bacon and Elaine Best were the leaders. Bacon came for fourth on the restart to second with five laps remaining. With three laps to go Jerry Fish spun for caution seven then Eric Harvey and Jason Martin caused caution eight on the restart. Best spun with two laps remaining for caution nine. Bacon made it a race on the final lap losing by a bumper to race leader Wojtowicz.

Fullone Grabs First Feature Win Of The Year At Lake Erie Speedway

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NORTH EAST, Pa. — Lake Erie Speedway featured all six race divisions including the Plyler Overhead Door Late Models, NASCAR Modifieds, INEX Legends, NASCAR Street Stocks, INEX Bandoleros, and the special feature event of the night was a twenty lap Jensens Target Collision Compact race. The Plyler Overhead Door Late Models were the first feature event of the night. Starting the race driver No. 56 Scott Skora and No. 65 George Skora III led the rest of the drivers closely behind fighting for top spots. Driver No. 48 Sam Fullone made his way to the third place spot as the top three drivers broke away from the rest of the field. No. 3 Jeff Brown, No. X Pat Emerling, and No. 32 Glenn Gault, Jr. were involved in a caution coming out of turn 4 which sent Emerling to the pits with body damage. Shortly after the restart driver No. 20 Scott Nurmi and No. 21 Lexi Wilson collided in turn 2, which sent Nurmi to the pits for quick repairs.

Fullone and Skora III continued the battle up front running side by side in tandem for a long stretch of laps. Gault Jr. joined the action up front as he attempted to make it a three-car race for the win. Fullone was able to take the lead and hold on for his first feature win of the year, with Skora III finishing in second place, and Gault Jr. rounding out the top three. With the green flag in the air the NASCAR Modifieds started the second feature event of the night. No. 12 Scott Wylie took a first lap lead over pole sitter No. 1 Terry Akerly with No. 77 Dave McAvoy following close behind. McAvoy took the lead and broke away from Wylie on lap 7 followed by No. 51 Jamie Hebner, No. 24 Randy Culver, and No. 30 Chris Briggs. A real battle for the 4th and 5th place spot saw Hebner finish 4th and Briggs finish 5th. McAvoy was able to pick up his second feature win of the year, with Wylie finishing in the second place position and Culver finishing in third place. After a short intermission, the INEX Legends division feature started the second half of the racing at Lake Erie Speedway. The first lap saw No. 82

Tyler Turner and No. 83 RJ White collide that sent White to the pits with a flat tire and Turner was sent to the back of the field for being involved in the caution. With a double file restart, No. 01 Matt Pappa took the lead from No. 1 Brandon DeBrakeleer with No. 39 Jeremy Haudricourt, No. 62 Jason Knox, and No. 97x Evan Finley close behind. Knox made some moves to take the 2nd place spot and continued to fight with Pappa for the first place spot. It appeared that Turner was having issues with his car as he hit the foam blocks in turn 2 on lap 13 forcing another caution and restart. Pappa lead for the next several laps but was forced to give up a lead due to lap traffic as Knox passed him going into turn 1 and held on to the lead for his second consecutive feature win of the season, followed by Pappa in second place and Haudricourt in third place, respectively. The fourth race of the night had the INEX Bandoleros take to the track. No. 3 Jeff Dunfee III, No. 71 Tyler McArdle, No. 32 Wesley McCray and No. 97 Darrin Waldron lead the Bandoleros to the green flag.

Contact with McCray and Dunfee brought out the caution flag as McCray spun out in turn 2. McCray was sent to the tail end of the field for bringing out the caution. On the restart, Dunfee III and McArdle took the first two spots followed by No. 9 Donald Buell and No. 97 Waldron. Dunfee III held the lead for the entire race to pick up his third feature win of the season, with McArdle in second place, and Waldron in third place. The NASCAR Street Stocks were next on the schedule for a 25-lap feature event. A caution was called early as the No. 00 of Jack Hall was leaking fuel. At the same time the caution flag flew, a quick rain shower came through and forced several caution laps to make sure the track was dry. The race continued with No. 71 Rich Miller taking the lead in turn four followed by No. 11k Dave Krawczyk, No. 26 Ed McConnell, and No. 19 Kaity Kicinski. A caution was called for No. 96 Greg Irish who spun out in turn four and lost a tire. Following the caution, Miller and Krawczyk continued the battle at

the start until Krawczyk took the lead on an inside move and pulled far ahead for a commanding lead. On lap 23, No. 11 Ed Hall spun out in turn four causing a caution and restart. Although losing a dominating lead, Krawczyk still pulled off the win, with Miller in second place, and Kicinski in third place. The last race of the night showcased the Jensens Target Collision Compacts in a special 20 lap feature event. No. 88 Dan Bittinger took the lead on lap one after making a four wide move on the backstretch followed by No. 25 Jon Breads and No. 11 TJ Colby. Bittinger and Breads broke away from the pack with Breads attempting to catch Bittinger by pushing his machine to its limits. The top two stole the show by pulling far away from the rest of the field and it came down to how well they could deal with lap traffic. An error in turn two caused Breads to lose momentum after getting his car sideways, which allowed Bittinger to pull away for his third feature win of the season, followed by Breads in second place, and the No. 14 of Jim Tobin in third place.

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Pascucci Wins HR Derby, Gronkowski Takes Celebrity Title By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

BUFFALO, N.Y. — You couldn’t have picked a better night for the AAA Homerun Derby as six minor league sluggers and eight local celebrities mashed homeruns at Coca-Cola field in downtown Buffalo on Monday night. It was current Bison Valentino Pascucci putting on the display of the night as the right-handed hitting Pascucci drilled ball after ball over the leftfield fence, including a few that landed on the thruway — a long bomb — over the towering net past the wall in left field. But it took a while for Pascucci to heat up. With all five swingers going before Pascucci, he knew what number he’d need to hit to advance as he stepped into the batters box. Luckily, he only needed three. That’s because Dan Johnson and Joey Butler also hit just three out. Matt LaPorta, of the Cleveland Indians slugged just two, eliminating him. But it was former Bison Mike Hessman stealing the show in the first round. Hessman bombed nine homers with a bunch sailing right into the netting in left and left-center. It seemed like a foregone conclusion that Hessman was heading to the finals. Luis Jimenez also moved on to the second round with five homers. So, Pascucci needed four to automatically move into the second round, three to force a swing-off. Naturally, Pascucci finished with just three, sending himself, Johnson and Butler into a 5-out swing off, with two of the batters heading into the second round. Butler went first and didn’t hit any. Thus, Johnson’s homerun on his first pitch sent the lefty into the second round. Again, the drama was left for Pascucci, who kept the hometown fans in it by crushing one to left to set the final four. But, with your first round numbers carrying over, both Passcucci and Johnson needed to get hot.

Valentino Pascucci won the 2012 AAA Homerun Derby by defeating Charlotte's Dan Johnson in the final round. ( photo)

Many of the homeruns from lefthanded hitters Dan Johnson and Luis Jimenez landed here in the Bully Hill Party Deck. The four-layered patio area was the place to be Monday night. (Photo by Chris Winkler)

Both did. Johnson hit seven of his first eight swings into the hundreds of fans in right field with even a few carrying past the Bully Hill Party Deck bar down the line. It was now clearly Johnson’s turn to steal the show. Shot after shot either ended up in the

party deck or to the hill just to the left in right-center with dozens of youngsters waiting patiently with their gloves. He finished with 13, giving him a total of 16 homers. But, it wasn’t going to outdo Pascucci. He quickly took over crushing moonshots deep into left field and matched John-

son’s 13 homeruns to also give him a two-round total of 16. While Johnson’s homers captivated the fans in right field, it was Pascucci captivating everyone else. He hit some of the longest homeruns ever seen at the ballpark with multiple shots landing on the thruway behind the left

field wall. Perhaps Jimenez and Hessman waited too long — with the final round of the celebrity contest, the tiebreaker and the shows put on by Johnson and Pascucci — as both were cold to start their respective second rounds. Jimenez launched a few into

right field but finished with six, giving him 11 on the day. He was out. Hessman, who needed seven to tie and eight to advance, finished with just three. He got a nice ovation from the fans — he hit 18 homers for the Bisons in 2010 — before walking off the field for the final time. It set the scene for Johnson and Pascucci who had tied each other through each and every round so far. But it was Pascucci taking the final crown in easy fashion, hitting his derbyclinching homerun with just four outs left. He had the fans on their feet chanting Val-en-ti-no before absolutely crushing the winner over the net and on to the thruway. The celebrity contest featured two teams of four, all with Buffalo connections, swinging for a fence about 175-250 feet away. Representing team Unyts were writer and actor Nick Bakay (from Buffalo), New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta and ESPN analyst Bill Polian. They won, thanks to Gronkowski who put on quite the display himself. But the Amherst native caught some boos from the crowd, largely because of his representation of the Bills’ archrival Patriots. Those boos turned to cheers quickly, though, when Gronkowski homered over the real fence by sending one down the line and over the left field wall. He was the only celebrity to do so. Team Unyts defeated Team Hunter’s Hope, comprised of former Bills offensive lineman and NFL Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure, Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff, current Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson and Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon. Former Bills quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly was also on the field. The AAA All-Star game was played Wednesday night in Buffalo.

Matt Latta Wins FASTRAK Tour Event At Eriez Speedway By Jay Pees

Contributing Writer

HAMMETT, Pa. — The final night of the “Original Pizza Logs Cross the Border Speedweek” saw the FASTRAK Northeastern Tour here at Eriez Speedway racing for $2,000 to win and the Speedweek Championship. Matt Latta won his first-ever touring event but Max Blair, the defending Northeast Tour and “Cross the Borders” Champion won the Speedweek point’s title. In Super Late Model racing Dave Hess Jr prevailed for his second feature win of the season after a close three-way battle for the lead. Russ Dunn won his first E-Mod feature of the season in spectacular fashion, wrecking at the finish line. Steve “Kid” Kania won his fourth Limited Late Model feature of the season and Wade Watson won his fifth Sportsmen. Defending Street Stock Champion Pat McGuire drove into Victory Lane for the third time in 2012 as did the Challenger’s Kasey Hammond. The 20-car field of Dan’s Rt 8 Boardwalk Bar & Grill FASTRAK Late Models was brought to Mark Matthews’ green flag by Mike Pegher Jr and Matt Latta after the starting lineup was determined by a four-lap dash. Pegher took the immediate lead but slid high in turn two allowing Latte to get by and lead lap one, then Latta went wide, allowing Pegher to regain the lead. The only caution period of the race occurred when Josh Double spun in turn two. At the same time Andrew Wylie spun in turn four. Two more tries were needed to get lap five completed. At halfway the order was Pegher, Latta, Max Blair, Steve Dixon, and Chad Wright. Two laps past halfway, in heavy lapped traffic, Latta was able to take over at the front. At 20 laps Blair was next to Pegher with the two coming across the line even at 21 laps. At 22 laps Blair was second and right behind Lat-

ta. Through traffic Latta was able to maintain the lead. When traffic was cleared Latta had a five car-length lead with four laps to go. Blair was unable to close the gap, allowing Latta to go on to his first-ever tour win. Behind Blair, Steve Dixon was third with Chad Wright fourth, and Chad Ruhlman fifth. In the Speedweek point’s race Max Blair edged Will Thomas by a razor-thin margin of only two markers. Sunday was Andy Boozel’s birthday and he celebrated it by starting the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model feature from the pole position. Chris Hackett grabbed the lead from the outside front row but stayed alongside for four laps while fifth starting Dave Hess Jr. moved to third and was right behind the leaders by lap seven. By the end of lap eight Hess was the center of a three-wide fight for the lead that went on until Hess gained enough to execute the “slide job” on Hackett with 13 laps complete and go on to his second feature win of the season. After Hess took the lead Boozel got by Hackett. Eighth starting Mike Knight, the current point’s leader, also got by Hackett a lap later. Chuck Parker spun out right in front of the leaders with 21 laps complete for the race’s only caution period. With less than five laps remaining, the restart was single file. Hess, using the high line, pulled away from Boozel and with three to go Knight took over the runnerup spot. The order at the checkers was Hess Jr., Knight, Boozel, Hackett, and Scott Johnson, up

from 13th at the start. Former champion John Boyd led the Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods to the green with Shane Crotty alongside. The cars only got to turn one when Rich Michael Jr., the point’s leader and third place starter, spun out, bringing caution over the event. Russ Dunn was second after two laps of green with Joel Watson coming to third at four laps into the race. By halfway the leaders were strung out but Dunn was catching Boyd when the lapped car of Steve Sornberger Jr slowed Dunn and Watson enough to allow Boyd to again open a lead. With one to go Dunn was again right on Boyd’s rear. At the finish the leaders were side by side with Dunn getting into the wall at the flag stand but capturing the win. Boyd was second with Watson third, Dan Davies fourth, and Butch Southwell fifth. The winning car arrived at Victory Lane on the back of a wrecker but Victory Lane still looked good. In the Winner’s Circle the always gracious Dunn said “Johnny gave me half a lane and I took it. It was checkers or wreckers.” 2011 Champion Chris Ottaway and Steve Kania led the Conway & O’Malley Limited Late Models to the green flag with Kania leading lap one. By halfway, Kania was leading Ottaway by three car-lengths with Jake Finnerty third. Fourth-running Chris McGuire, currently second in points, backed into the turn-two wall with 16 laps complete.

After the restart Finnerty got by Ottaway and Ottaway then clipped the front straight wall, allowing Dan Maxim to also get by for third. At the finish it was Kania for his third win of the season, extending his point’s lead, Finnerty, Maxim, Ottaway, and Mike Lozowski filled out the top five. Wade Watson led from green to checkers for his sixth win in seven features this season over Tim Card, the only other winner. Jake Eller, Brent Crandall, and Don McGuire filled out the top five of the Gannon University Sportsmen feature. The Bonnell’s Collision Center Street Stocks ran their 15-lap feature which was a qualifier for the $2000 to win Wellie Yaple Memorial race, schedule for July 22. John Phelps Jr. started from the pole with 2011 champion Pat McGuire alongside. Rush Firestone looped his mount on turn four of lap two, collecting Kyle Weilacher in the process. Chris Withers, another former champion, came to second at the end of lap two. At the next caution on lap 7 the three most recent track champions were at the head of the field with McGuire leading Withers and Greg Fenno third from the ninth starting position. With two laps to go Fenno came by McGuire for the lead but Tyler Lyngarkos spun out in turn four, bringing out caution and negating the pass. At the white flag Fenno was again in the lead and went on to his fourth win of the season over McGuire. Joe Rohrer got by Withers for third and, on the final dash to the finish, John Phelps Jr. also got by for fourth. Jeff Nunemaker was the early leader in the Kandy’s Dinner Theater Challenger feature. After a caution at lap three, point’s leaders Wesley Stull and Kasey Hammond were right behind. Hammond went to the lead at lap five and held on for her third consecutive win over Stull, Geoff Maloney, Nunemaker, and Kevin Covell.

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Sabres Sign Porter, Mancari; Re-sign Leggio Contributed Article Buffalo Sabres


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sand bres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has signed forwards Kevin Porter and Mark Many cari and re-signed goaltender - David Leggio. All three conust tracts are for one year. Porter, 26, originally drafted eet by the Phoenix Coyotes in the ore fourth round (119th overall) in- of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, o has spent the previous three seasons with the Colorado red Avalanche. Prior to his trade to the Avalanche in 2009-10, g- Porter played with Phoenix for 250 two seasons, spending time with their AHL affiliate, the wereSan Antonio Rampage, as well. y Through 163 NHL games played, Porter has notched 45 b points (25+20) and 48 PIM. s The Northville, Mich. native was the recipient of the 200708 Hobey Baker award while playing at the University of uite Michigan. e Mancari, 26, returns to the me Sabres after a one-year stint ly with the Vancouver Cancks in on 2011-12. During his season in ots. rs



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David Porter (No. 12) will join the Buffalo Sabres after spending the last three years with the Colorado Avalanche. Porter won the Hobey Baker award, given to the top college hockey player, in 200708. (AP Photo)

Vancouver, Mancari played in six games with the Canucks and 69 games with their AHL club, the Chicago Wolves. Through his 69 games with the Wolves, Mancari tallied 58 points (30+28) and 40 PIM. Mancari, originally drafted by the Sabres in the seventh round (207th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, made his debut with the team in 2006-07 and played parts of six seasons with Buffalo and

its AHL affiliates, the Rochester Americans and the Portland Pirates. Through 42 NHL games played, the London, Ontario native has recorded 13 points (3+10) and 22 PIM. Leggio, 27, a native of Williamsville, N.Y., set careerhighs in 54 games for Rochester last season, compiling a 28-24-2 record with a 2.63 goals-against average. Leggio led the AHL in saves (1721) and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Leggio joined the Sabres when he was signed by Portland as a free agent in 2010-11, after spending the previous season with TPS Turku in Finland. He has also spent time with the Albany River Rats and the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. Through 92 AHL games, he has earned a 50-382 record and a 2.75 goalsagainst average. The 27-yearold played four years of college hockey with Clarkson University from 2004-2008.

Sabres Development Camp Ends Thursday With BlueGold Scrimmage

The gold team takes instruction during the Sabres development camp. The blue-gold scrimmage is Thursday night at the First Niagara Center. (Photo by Bill Wippert)

Contributed Article Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres announced they will be holding their annual summer development camp from July 8-13 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the first time the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres. There will be an on-ice session each day open to the public Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The week will culminate in a Blue and Gold scrimmage game on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the scrimmage will be $10 for general admission seating. Tickets will be available at the First Niagara Center box office starting

today at 4 p.m. The camp will feature approximately 38 Sabres prospects, including the team’s 2012 NHL Draft picks, all of whom are scheduled to participate in the six-day camp. The players will take part in both on-ice and off-ice workouts. The goals of the camp are to show prospective players the fundamental ideas of the Sabres’ playing system and expose them to the conditioning programs of an NHL player. Camp participants will also study and examine NHL rules and the successful techniques a player must possess to become a professional athlete. The following tentative schedule of on-ice workouts is open to the public at First Niagara Center. All times are subject to change and any updates will be posted at

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Receiver T.J. Graham has signed with the Buffalo Bills, who have now locked up all nine of their rookie draft picks in time for the start of training camp. Graham was selected in the third round, 69th overall, in April, when the Bills traded up two spots to draft the North Carolina State product. He's a speedy receiver who

is expected to compete for a regular spot on a Bills offense that's lacked a downfield threat to complement starter Stevie Johnson. Listed at 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds, Graham had 99 catches for 1,453 yards and 12 touchdowns in college. He was also a return specialist, and finished with 5,225 allpurpose yards to rank second in school history. The Bills open training camp July 26 in suburban Rochester.

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Some Like It Hot By Steve Peacock Star Outdoors Writer

The walleye fishing has remained strong and maybe even showed some improvement over the previous week. I was busy last weekend and could not fish, but my buddies had the

best outing of the year. They caught 14 walleyes, one of which had to be released because it was too small. Most of the action was on worm harnesses and they tell me that they would have caught their limit had they not run out of worms. They ended up going through two dozen worms, partially because of the silver bass and perch that were also

caught. Most of the guys I know fish out of Sunset Bay, but I do know some fishermen that have been going out of Dunkirk and they seemed to be doing about the same. The water off of Dunkirk gets deep a lot closer to shore than the water near Irving. This makes for significant timesaving while motoring in or out.

The catches of perch have been down since the weather heated up. According to bait store owner Rick Miller, it is normal for the perch bite to slow down in mid-summer. I think the perch have simply spread out a bit. What I mean by that is, instead of one school of fish that is miles across, now there are several smaller

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline Contributed Article

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Warm temperatures and light winds turned on the walleye bite in Lake Erie over this past week. While anglers are having success out of all major launches, the most consistent bite is occurring straight north out of Sturgeon Point near the International border and to the east towards Seneca Shoal. Anglers with Canadian licenses will want to concentrate on areas off Crystal Beach. In either case, 55-60 feet of water has been the best depth, keeping worm harnesses in purple and silver or stickbaits off leadcore working close to the bottom for a mixed bag of walleye age classes. Trollers should concentrate on deeper depths of 70-80 feet from western ports such as Cattaraugus Creek, Dunkirk, and Barcelona. For anglers working closer to shore, concentrate on any nearshore dropoffs around Meyers Reef, Evans Bar, or Seneca Shoal with weight-forward spinners or bottom bouncing for smaller walleyes mixed in with sheepshead and white bass. Remember that the minimum size for walleye remains at 15 inches with

a daily creel of 5 fish per angler. Perch catches remain scattered for the most part over this past week. The best reports continue to come in from the traditional hot spots between Cattaraugus Creek and Sturgeon Point at 65-75 foot depths. A few anglers have had modest catches out of Dunkirk as well. Live emerald shiners fished on the bottom remain your best bet, but golden shiners, salted minnows, or even nightcrawlers will work. Perch sizes remain mixed with some anglers reporting high numbers of throw backs. Smallmouth bass will move deeper as nearshore lake waters continue to warm. Target structure areas around reefs, rock piles, and dropoffs with drop-shot rigs combined with crayfish, minnows, tube jigs or other plastic baits in black or brown. Anglers should start around the 25 foot mark but work deeper for larger bronzebacks. Warm temperatures and a strong thermocline also mean conditions are right for large lake trout in the deeper waters offshore of Dunkirk and Barcelona Harbors. Target trophy lake trout with downriggers fishing spoons just off the bottom at bottom depths of 90 feet or more,

but be aware that the lunkers going 20 pounds and more will suspend just below the thermocline at depths of 120-140 feet. Chautauqua Lake Anglers employ a couple different strategies when chasing muskellunge and both can be productive. Some anglers troll along weed edges, targeting musky that are waiting to ambush perch or sunfish. Others troll in deeper water of 2530 fow, targeting large musky that are suspended in the water column. Good trolling lures include perch pattern crankbaits, large jointed stickbaits, hot-n-tots and bucktail trolling spinners. Bass catches are common along weedlines or in open pockets within the weed beds. Productive methods include fishing with live bait (minnows, crayfish, leeches) outside the weed edge, dropping plastics or tube jigs in open pockets and retrieving weedless or topwater baits over submerged weeds. As always, yellow perch area available outside weed edges on small minnows. Upper Niagara River There have been varying reports from the Niagara River shore sites, depending on the day. At LaSalle

ALLEN TO MIAMI continued from pg 4 money than they could have made elsewhere in that offseason, so there would be enough room left to add players like Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers and Mike Miller. Then last summer, Shane Battier accepted a deal that will pay him $3 million annually. The approach clearly worked. Next fall, the Heat will raise a championship banner, and Allen will be with them for the title defense. “HeatNation continues to grow,'' Wade wrote on Twitter late Friday night. And James added, “please welcome our newest teammate Ray Allen'' with the added hashtag of “Wow.'' Wade and James both were involved on some level in the recruitment of Allen. James took to Twitter and Facebook in recent days to let his millions of followers know how much he wanted to see Allen in a Heat uniform, and Wade tweeted on Wednesday that the next day — the one where Allen was visiting — would be a big one for the franchise. In the end, it appeared that the biggest push — again — came from Riley, who said before free agency started that Miami had identified “five or six'' clear targets to add to the roster.

He never specifically said Allen, and given how James was letting the secret out on Twitter anyway, Riley didn't have to say anything else. New Orleans Hornets guard Jarrett Jack asked his followers in a tweet about an hour after the Allen story broke if he was “wrong for thinking ray allen is a traitor'' for signing with Miami. Even NFL stars were reacting Friday night. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick used the following hashtags on Twitter to describe his reaction to Allen's decision: “loaded,'' “finalpiece'' and “notfair.'' There's probably more than a few people in Boston who would agree. Miami is still hoping to add at least one more piece through free agency, and is expected to meet this weekend with Marcus Camby and Rashard Lewis. Allen was mentioned in some trade possibilities this past season, and eventually lost his starting job to Avery Bradley. Allen needed surgery earlier this offseason to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, though said when the Celtics were ousted from the playoffs by the Heat for the second straight year that his playing days were not over.

Park, anglers report decent catches of smallmouth bass and yellow perch. Broderick Park anglers report a fair to good bite for black bass, rock bass and perch. On the northern tip of Squaw Island, perch and rock bass catches have been good. Anglers at the foot of Ontario Street report fair to good catches of black bass, perch and rock bass. Live bait (minnows, crayfish and worms) is best. Most bass caught from shore have been sub-legal. Boaters target smallmouth bass outside of weedlines, often over a rocky bottom. Live crayfish work great for smallmouth bass. Anglers also target muskellunge along weed edges. Tonawanda Creek/Erie Barge Canal Tonawanda Creek and the Erie Barge Canal are good places to catch smallmouth bass. Besides bass, anglers can catch a number of other warmwater species such as rock bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, northern pike, bullhead and channel catfish. Downstream of Route 277, multiple municipal parks offer shore access to Tonawanda Creek. Upstream of the confluence with the Erie Canal, Tonawanda Creek is best fished from a canoe or kayak. There is plentiful shore access to the Erie Canal east of Lockport.

schools maybe one hundred feet across. I am basing this theory on my observations while trolling for Walleye and watching the fish finder. Don’t be afraid to try using worms for the perch especially when they are being difficult. When I was a kid we would always have some to try even when we had good minnows.

Inland Trout Streams Low and clear conditions are the norm on the area trout streams. Water temperatures are still cool, but climb in the afternoon. Fishing early or late in the day is a good bet, especially on sunny days. There are only light hatches of isonychia, cahills and caddisflies happening. If no visible hatches are occurring, drifting nymphs (hare's ear, pheasant tail, golden stonefly) is a good bet. Fly anglers can also start to see surface action on terrestrials (ants, grasshoppers, beetles). Spinning anglers do well with worms, salted minnows and small inline spinners. If you are a catch and release angler and use spinners, it is a good idea to outfit your spinners with a single hook rather than a treble hook. If you need more fishing information or would like to contribute to the fishing report, please call or e-mail Mike Todd (716-8517010; or Jim Markham (716-366-0228; Good Luck Fishing. The fishing hotline can also be heard at (716) 679-ERIE or (716) 855-FISH.

FEDERER WINS WIMBLEDON continued from pg 4 “There's still a lot of basketball left in my legs,'' Allen said in Miami not long after the Celtics dropped Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals to the Heat. “I know that for sure. So it's hard to say what can happen, what may happen.'' Not even a month later, Allen — who helped the Celtics win the 2008 NBA title — decided to join Miami. Earlier this week, the Celtics reportedly agreed on a $15 million, three-year deal with shooting guard Jason Terry. But Boston also wanted to keep Allen, with general manager Danny Ainge quoted in recent days saying “we really want Ray to come back. Time will tell.'' Miami wanted Allen because of its ongoing quest to keep surrounding James, Wade and Bosh with shooters who extend defenses and therefore create room around the basket for the “Big Three'' to attack. That approach worked perfectly for Miami in the playoffs — the Heat were 9-1 when making at least eight 3-pointers in playoff games (7-6 otherwise), and they hit 14 in the finals-clincher over Oklahoma City. Allen has made an NBArecord 2,718 3-pointers.

to win Wimbledon since Arthur Ashe in 1975, and he reclaimed the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic. Federer lost in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2010 and 2011, then blew a two-set lead against Djokovic in the U.S. Open semifinals last year, when he squandered two match points. There was speculation that parenthood had cost him his edge, and that his best days were behind him. ''I understand everyone wants to be the first to have mentioned it or said it first that, 'OK, this is the decline,''' he said. ''I see it more as a steppingstone, a period I have to go through. I knew how close

I was for the last few years.'' Now, with Federer's fortunes on the rebound, men's tennis remains compelling and competitive at the top. For the first time since 2005, the first three major tournaments have been won by three different players. Djokovic won the Australian Open in January. Nadal won a record seventh French Open title last month. And then there's Murray, now 0-4 in Grand Slam finals, with three of those losses to Federer. The only other man in the Open era to lose his first four major finals was Ivan Lendl, who happens to be Murray's coach. Lendl went on to win eight

Grand Slam titles. Murray believes he'll yet make a breakthrough, perhaps even at Wimbledon, where he became the first Brit to reach the men's finals since 1938. ''I'm getting closer,'' his told the crowd during the trophy ceremony, fighting back tears. He accepted a hug from Federer, and a moment later they were both laughing. Federer then told the crowd he'll be rooting for Murray in the future. ''He'll at least win one Grand Slam,'' Federer said. ''This is what I hope for Andy.'' Now that his drought has ended, there might be more majors in Federer's future, too.

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Insider By T.J. TOMASI


Timing is everything


Two for won

Science says we need two golf swings — one when the ball is on the ground, and the other when the ball is teed high for a driver. Dr. Fredrik Tuxen measured the factors that occur at impact as well as the pre- and post-impact conditions that influence ball flight. For years, says Dr. Tuxen, a Ph.D. in physics, “we have heard the mantra ‘swing all clubs the same way.’ But I would not agree to that. Golfers need different swings to be most effective with their shots.” Tuxen’s research found that to make solid contact when the ball is on the ground, a golfer needs to strike the ball with a descending blow. When the ball is teed 3 or 4 inches in the air, maximum power is produced using an ascending swing. And the angle of attack is not the only reason you need two swings. The other is related to the path of the clubhead before and after impact, a condition Tuxen calls the horizontal plane (H plane). Here the realities described by science become a bit more complicated. In order to have the path of the clubhead square to the clubface (a straight shot), Tuxen showed that the driver needs to traverse an inside-out route in relation to the target line. This is because the driver swing is much flatter than, say, a 6-iron, so it tends to be more around and across the ball from outside to in. An inside-out H plane neutralizes this tendency. When the ball is on the ground, the steeper iron attack tends to be inside-out; therefore, an outside-in H plane produces a square hit. Thus science says aim the face at the target and with the driver, swing more right, and with the irons, more left. GOLF SPOKEN HERE

Brian, one of the tour players I work with, is a very long hitter. The Trackman system measured his swing speed at 126 mph, and he hits his tee ball well over 300 yards. We worked on his swing for about two years and then it was time for him to compete. He has done well traveling the world, but it is very difficult to play your best golf in a different country every week. What gives tour players fits is not the motor memory of the swing — the “what” — it’s the “when,” the spot-on timing that arranges the what in a powerful sequence that just keeps repeating. The danger is that problems with the when often cause tinkering. Brian reported he was not compressing the ball and wanted to know if he should make a change in his shoulder action. He sent a video of his swing, and here’s my email reply: “No, it’s not the tilt of your shoulders — don’t mess with that. Your shoulders are perfect in that they angle at the ground to allow you to swing upright, which is key. If you swing more horizontal (flatter), it would trap the club behind you as when we first met, with big hooks and pushes the result. “Have you been doing flex exercises? They shore up the key move where your upper body turns while the lower body stays quiet. This


How learning stays current

allows your ABOUT THE WRITER weight to Dr. T.J. shift natuTomasi is a teaching rally, and professional it’s only near in Port St. Lucie, Fla. the top that Visit his the spine website at tilts a bit ward the target and down, as a natural response to coil. If you’re not doing stretching, you should resume. “And it’s not keeping your head still, either. The concept is to stay tall until the top. “It may be as simple as just thinking about keeping the spine angle/ pelvis angle (about 20 degrees) until you arrive at the top, where the angle decreases slightly, then it drops again in a power dive back to 20 then to 0 at impact. Your drop is beautiful, but it must unfold correctly; too much drop too early means a mis-sequence. Work on staying tall, i.e., keeping posture, then your downswing just unfolds. “Drill: Place a normal drinking straw in your mouth — or something you can see while you swing to monitor your lever. Don’t let the straw drop downward during the backswing. Hit a bunch of easy shots, keeping the straw level, then film yourself with the straw and send it to me. “Best, TJ”

Mulligan When you don’t like the results of your first shot, you hit another and count that one as your ball, without counting the stroke you used to hit the first time. Mulligans are a violation of the rules of golf. The rules allow you to put another ball in play under certain circumstances, but you must add the previous strokes to your total score for the hole. The origin of the name is unclear, but one explanation is that a Canadian hotelier named David Mulligan started the practice of extra, uncounted shots. Hence the phrase, “I’m taking a mulligan.”

Since his shoulder turn is not complete, Brian should not have dropped his spine down yet. The drop is part of the power move during the downswing.

A good teacher eventually fades into the background, providing a student with more simple feedback and less intervention than when the learning relationship first began. Basic swing movements are grooved and preserved by practice, and after an appropriate incubation period, they become part of your long-term memory. But your brain remains “plastic” as modifications need to be made. This is why independence from your teacher is so important. You have to be able to make your own reforms when your teacher is not around. And your brain needs to be open to making changes. This openness is not simply a mental issue — it is built into the fabric of your genome. Your physical structure is contained in your DNA, and its instructions tell your cells such things as when and where to make a nose or a knee. While vital, this is long-term stuff, much too slow for the exigencies of an ever-changing world. To stay current, you have a much faster system that allows you to adapt, a system that gives you the plasticity to change things quickly. It’s called epigenetics. Thus, you can rewire your brain on the fly sans over-reliance on a teacher, a circumstance that blunts the cellular changes necessary for permanent learning. EQUIPMENT

This bulge is beneficial

The clubface of your woods has a characteristic that influences your golf shot, yet you don’t hear a lot about it. It’s called bulge, the curve of the clubface measured horizontally from the heel to the toe. It’s there to make your shots less wild by starting the ball farther to the right on toe shots (opposite for left-handers) and farther to the left on heel shots. Without this correction, your slices and hooks would be uncontrollable. Let’s say your swing path is outto-in, so you cut across the ball and pull it left of target with a wide-open face that puts a big slice on the shot. If you have the correct face bulge, the ball will start farther left than the path would indicate. This is good because it gives you more room to accommodate the slice. Thus, in your heel and toe strikes, bulge acts as the flight manager to keep the ball curving toward the target.

Note the increase in spine angle in this picture compared to the first one. It occurred on the downswing, which is good, not on the backswing, which is not good.



Putting acumen: the magnificent seven

Girl beats boys — 134 of them!

Q: I putt pretty good at my course, but lousy when I go somewhere else. Is there something I could do to prepare? My stroke doesn’t seem to change. — C.L. A: Lots of golfers have this problem. It’s not a mystery: You don’t know the greens. Here’s what you should know about the greens in order to maximize your talent with the flat stick (most of these questions can be answered by the golf professional in the pro shop): 1. When were the greens last cut? As the grass grows, the greens get slower, so morning greens are faster than afternoon greens. 2. Estimate how long the wind has been blowing. Greens increase in speed when wind blows.

3. When were the greens last watered? 4. What kind of grass is on the greens? Bent is usually faster than Bermuda. 5. Do the greens break in any particular direction? 6. When were the cups changed? Day-old cups crown from the traffic, so you should hit your short putts more firmly than usual. 7. Is the practice putting green the same speed as the greens on the course? You don’t want to practice on one speed, then putt on another. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at:


Two drills to help you kill the slice Drills are like clothes — some fit just right and some, forgetaboutit. Here are two drills to help control your slice. Use the one that works best for you. In-Line Cocking Drill Take your normal golf stance, but extend your lead arm and the shaft in front of you in a straight line. Now hook the shaft with the fingers of your trail hand and pull it directly toward your head, keeping your arm straight — just as you would cock the hammer of a pistol. Keep your hand in a direct line with your forearm because any cupping opens the face, and an open face causes a slice. Do this drill to see what no

cupping of your wrist looks and feels like, then hit a few balls reproducing this feeling. Down-Then-Around Drill Get to the top of your swing and stop. Slide your lead arm down your chest to waist high without turning your shoulders, stop again, then slowly bring the clubface to the ball with your turn. This will give you the feel of “first the club comes down, then it comes around.” Now stop halfway back in your takeaway and pump your arms to the top then back down to halfway. Do this twice; on the third pump, hit the ball.

Seventeen-year-old sensation Annie Park beat a field of 134 boys to win the Nassau County Boys’ High School Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park in New York. Her nearest competitor was a distant six strokes back. How well did she play on the 7,100-yard course? How about 8-under with rounds of 68 and 66. And she played from the same tees! Her coach? Sean Foley — Tiger’s coach.


“I’ve got this wrong — I’ve done something bad. I wish it hadn’t happened.” — Jose Manuel Lara’s caddy, after he was caught at the BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany, trying to hide an extra club in the bushes. They were both DQ’ed.

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PCA/HHA Part time on all three shifts! apply at the WCA Home 134 Temple St. Fredonia

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MORRNING CLEANER 8;0011;00 am restaurant cleaning 716-680-2115 location fredonia 716-680-2115



Small Rural Church looking for an Associate/Youth Pastor. Full/Part time available. 716-761-6591




Break into the Medical Sales Industry! Go to: Email us your resume.

all decorative, Colburn Rd off Rte 430 on June 7 from 9 to 4.

Corner of Tinkertown Bay Rd & Rte 430 Dewittville June 30 10am till ?. Something for everyone! STREET SALE



VALUES GALORE No clothing,

On July 7 at Rt. 430 Colburn Road, Bemus Point, we are selling a lifetime of treasures. 9 to 4. 440-454-0464

http:// monthlymoney4u.124Online. work from home no selling,no calling, no inventory, no meetings


DOWNSIZING 5448 Tinkerton rd, Dewitville. Lots of good clean stuff. Friday 6/29 124pm and Saturday 6/30 all day.


$70 BIZ

Licensed Daycare has opeinings for ages 6 weeks to 13 yrs of age. Call us for info 716-489-6860.



Thermal Inkless Printer, Die-cut, Paper or Film tape, Logos/Graphics, Can use Microsoft Office, New 716-2324013



porcelain. $150 obo. Frank 484-7885





fri 14 sat 15 8-2 welder pickup toolbox collectable swords dolls pet supplies toys clothes kitchenware LAWN AND MOVING SALE


14-15 rain or shine. 9am-5 -No early birds. Don’t miss it. Everything must GO! Antiques, silver, crystal, Retro Bedrm, dresser, collectables, Hummels, English cottages, Leather furniture, Dishes, folk art, books‚ & much more. 444 Temple St. Fredonia NY


July 12th, 13th, 14th. This is one you won’t want to miss! 5 Whallon St. LAWN SALE 6/30 9AM-2PM Kids clothes and toys. Household items. 614 Park Ave. Dunkirk. HUGE YARD SALE June 29-30,

July 1 weather permitting, 9am to ? 428 Winsor St. To many items to mention. 716720-5552

BOOK SALE Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Large selection. Jamestown NY Call for time and location. 716-488-9094


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Large Speakers plus tweeters, Equalizer & Sound Equipment. 716-581-3089



VINTAGE PAINTING Woman playing piano. reasonable 716-488-9094 ZENITH CONSOLE RADIO 1937

Model 10-S-153. Very good original unrestored condition. All intact and powers on! $225 obo 716-763-9656

BOOKS FOR SALE Large selec-

tion, Paperback, Hardcover, best selling authors. $1 per book average. 716-488-9094

BARBARA BERRY’S BOOKSHOP Now open daily 10-5


clothes, size 10 women’s, all sizes, misc. household, kitchen items. 741 Grant Ave, Dunkirk 9am-2pm

13 Barton St, Mayville Sat. June 16 9-3 Fridge, stove, dressers, bed frames, table w/chairs, misc. HOUSEHOLD SALE


Forestville Commumity Yard Sale Sat. June 16 9a.m.-3p.m. Maps available in town. Bargains everywhere

ANTIQUES_FOR_SALE Acrylic Beauty Shop HYdraulic Chair $75.oo Call 716-204-7299 716203-7299


Fischer 2 Large Stereo Floor Speakers 29” H x 14 1/2”W x 11”D $25.00 Call 716-203-7299 716-203-7299 SPEAKERS



Couches, chairs, end tables, lamps, home ware items, pictures, more. For more info call 672-6167 queen, brown excellent condition. $175. Frank 484-7885



MATTRESS Queen. includes box spring. $99 Frank 4847885


Sat. 8:30a 3p & Sun. 9a-Noon 5655 Thumb Rd (1/4 mile off Rt 430). table saw, toys, table saw, more



Box of assorted books $5 716-488-9094

full (716)488-9094


ITEMS Falconer Flea Market @Goldstar complex.June 23&24: Glassware, books,kniv es, toys, clothing,etc.8am-4pm. 716720-5552




closed Monday. Buy/sell/ trade paperbacks and hardcovers. RT. 394 near Chautauqua. 716-789-5757. Always buying good used books.


HO TRAINS Engines, cars, track, houses, more. For info call 672-6167

Large & Plush, Endseats, Recline/Massage, Ctr folds to CupConsole Built in Phone & Storage, BurgCloth 716-2324013

DUNKIRK- 135 Hoyt St. 6-29& 6-30 9am3pm. Furniture, re-loading supplies, something for everyone!



Hiking Boots New in Box Size 10 $25.00 Call 716203-7299 716-203-7299


MEN’S SHOES SIZE 12 All leather.New! cost over $100 now $19 716-488-9094

FARM_EQUIPMENT BACKHOE Self contained, towable backhoe, 12” bucket. Good condition. $1800. 716-988-3872 GARDEN TRACTOR Case garden tractor, Model 120 in good condition. $600. 716988-3872 WATER TROUGH Cattle/Horse rubbermaid water trough with drain plug heater. very good condition. $75.00 716488-1530 FD 3910 DIESEL TRACTOR FD TRACTOR 3910 EXCELLENT SHAPE, MANY EXTRA’S LIVE HYDROLIC FULLY SERVICED. ASKING $5600.00 716-5495355 HORSE FEEDER Tarter Open Top Horse Bale Feeder( without skirts).Very good condition $175.00. 716-488-1530 HORSE BALE FEEDER Tarter Open Top (without skirt) Horse Bale Feeder. Very good condition. $175.00 716488-1530 WATER TANK 50 gallon Rubbermaid poly stock tank with drain plug de-icer excellent condition $75.00 716-4881530

DROP LEAF TABLE 3 chairs. mahogany. good condition. $140 obo. Frank 484-7885 KING SIZE BED King size head and foot board for sale. Real wood. paid 800.00 for asking 450 obo. Call 716-489-6860 SLEIGH BED Very good condition. Call or text for pics 814-873-0749






“Emeril”cast iron 10” square grill pan. Ex Condition. $25.00 716-488-1530 CAMP OVEN 12”Cast Iron Camp Oven(Pot with Lid) used twice. Ex. condition $40.00 716-488-1530 46 WISTERIA GREEN ACRES

fril14 sat15 8-2 welder pickup toolbox collectable swords petsupplies kitchenware musical inst GEORGE



George Foreman Grilling Machine, electric with bun warmer, $12 716-232-4013 60ISH COLLECTION FisherPrice & Disney ThemePark/ Circus, SchoolHouse, Camper, PlayHouse & More 716232-4013

MEAL MAKER GRILL Hamilton Beach Teflon Large 185” Removable Plates, Dishwasher OK, Opens flat, DripTray $35 716-232-4013

Coffee table, solid oak dining table (round, wagon wheel chair, Acoustic guitar, bedroom set. and more! 716-7859932




Brand new $375.00. 716-269-2016

FREEZER WHIRLPOOL Big stand upright. RCA with locking door $125.00 obo. 716366-6655



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Floor Model TV-Works Well- Only thing wrong is the switch to turn on. Still use it! $25 best offer. 716-661-0338 FLOOR MODEL TV

LAWN_AND_GARDEN Gardens, Landscaping. Tiller breaks soil into fine texture. Reasonable (716) 488-9094 716-488-9094


| • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)


In line skates (With detachable boots)new never used, size 9.. Call 716203-7299 716-203-7299

(5) HP-45 Black, (2) HP-78 Color Combo and free printer, $115 716-232-4013

Unique Small Wooden Piano, Chime Sound, 36.5L X 29T X 16W, Black & Red, Great Gift 716232-4013


For PC & Web, Talk Face-to-Face, Does Snapshots, Movies, Videos, +Microphone, New $15 716-232-4013






HP Inkjet 45 Black (5), 78 Color Combo (3) Ink and Printer $115 all 716-232-4013 MATTRESS DEVIL CREDIT


$25 Frank


VeriFone Omni 396, Report Functions, Power Supply, Xtra Tapes. 716-232-4013





Staples Thermal Fax Paper, 164’ roll x 1” core, 2 pk, $10 716-2324013




Good running condition. $600. Call 716-785-5793. 25 Gallon Spot Sprayer. Never Used. Ex condition. $100.00 or BO 716-488-1530 SPOT




Horse model rear tine Heavy Duty. For a great job. Reasonable (716) 488-9094 716488-9094

MISC_FOR_SALE Custom Towing Mirrors,fit 2007 and newer GMC pick-up trucks. ex condition.$50.00 716-4881530 TOWING


05 Malibu Tow Bar $50.00 Call 716-203-7299 716203-7299 TOW BAR

Steel Car Jacks $20 & Electronic Tailpipe Extension $10 Call 716-203-7299 716203-7299


Steel Car Jacks $20 & Electronic Tailpipe Extension $10 Call 716-203-7299 716203-7299


Commmerical Anti Gravity Bench in new condition..$250.00 Call 716-203-7299 716-203-7299


Sliding Screen for Patio Door, 78 tall x 36 Wide, Brown, $15 716-232-4013 BANKER/COURIER/PILOT CASE Large Solid Top Grade

Leather with Side Pouch, Compartments & Franzen Locks, $220 716-232-4013

MAGNAVOX 27” TV older mag-

navox color tv works good $50 785 9381




Loads of Features, home/office, copy, autodial, fax/tel/ answer mach opts, plain paper, $35. 716-232-4013 CROSS pencils, desk sets, less than 1/2 price. free refills. Frank 484-7885 CARLO PRINT






San Carlo Piazza 24x30, Vivid Image & Detail, Rear has signed passage in Italian 716-232-4013 Framed, Canvas 30x24, Very Vivid, Strong Color, Great Detail signed Heramn Weitzman 1974 716-232-4013 VCR



Many titles, mixed Crime, Action, Westerns and Comedy, sold as set. 716-232-4013

30 foot pool solar cover used once paid $160 will sell $100.672 7242

“Cicle Y” Saddle Very Good Condition.$550.00 0r BO 716-488-1530

SADDLE Saddle Very Good Condition $350.00 or BO 716-488-1530





43 in x 6ft. For HO or N scale model trains. Asking $75.00 for it. Please Call 716-363-2050 or 716-679-5064 between 9am to 6pm.








For quality control, inspecting, portable. Reasonable 716-488-9094 JOGGING


New. $88 (716)488-9094



25-year collection of match books, no matches inside. Best offer. 753-2414 716-7532414 WOMENS LEATHER BIKER VEST Nice looking vest with

numerous patches. $20. Can email photos. 716-640-2339




Knabe Eastlake Style Victorian Grand, 1893, Restored, Ex.Cond, New Strings, Hammers, Ivory Keys, $15000. 716-549-1012 KNABE



For a short time only; $29.95 will buy you high quality insoles for your running shoes!

TOOLS PIPE CUTTERS Heavy Duty cuts 1”-3” pipe cost $250 Now $49 716-488-9094 TABLE SAW 10” ROCKWELL

$88 716-488-9094


8HP, Electric start, 2 stage. 24” $600 OBO. 716-229-9798


Knabe Eastlake Style Victorian Grand, 1893, Restored, Ex.Cond. New Strings, Hammers, Ivory Keys, $15000. 716-549-1012


NEW Nordic Track Recumbant bike, programmable paid $850 will take $400 or bo 785-3110 716-785-3110 HUNTERS KNIFE & SHEATH

Hunting Knife & Sheath Tuf-Stag Ultra Honed Bowie knife in Leather Sheath, Collectable. 716-232-4013


Liver and white, beautiful and healthy $650 available July 17 can email pix 716-884-0302 2YR OLD PUPPY Find a home for my playful pup,non neutered, rabies shots, licensed in chau county. $50 dollars 716-679-6438

OTHER_ANIMALS COCKATIELS We have 2 grey males,1 pied male,1 cinnamon pearl female & 1 grey female.$100 all with cage. 716-720-5552 ROSEY BOURKE We have 1 Male Rosey Bourke with cage and hanging stand.$50 firm. 716-720-5552

Belgian Mare well broke. 1000. or best offer. call 716-489-6750 ask for Julie, must sell



Please help to find a female orange and white tabby, Forestville please call 965-2079. FREE KITTENS Free to a good home kittens from 7 wks to 4 months of age Call from 11 am to 9 pm 962-9007 716962-9007




14 foot Catalina Capri Many extras included $2200 716 567 4016 716-5674016




obediance training, or just fun activity come visit Alpha K9 Center 716-269-2109


ALPHA K9 CENTER dog board-

CHAUTAUQUA LAKEFRONT 2BD Remodeled 2bedroom in



$29.95/PAIR AirFeet shoe insoles are the best for the money. Runners love them! 716-489-8262 NORDICTRACK PRO PLUS EXERCISE MACHINE

Best Total Body Workout! $115 (716)488-9094


your entire body,low impact. $75 716-488-9094

males female tri color and lemmons.$250.00 each born Arpil 21 2012 716-269-2109

ing, daycare training ,grooming lovely country setting on our farm, with daily walks 716-269-2109

bring your pet to the country for a spa day. your pet will love you for it. 716-269-2109



Lakewood, appliances, parking, lakefront. From $675+ Sec Dep req. 716.450.2254

JAMESTOWN-2 BD LOWER APT Open House-Sat Jun 16

1-4 716 Lafayette St. Clean, 2bd lower. $650 includes heat,electric & water.

Classifieds • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)


ter Fl. pool, fishing pier. summer fall special. 1 bdrm $500. 2 bdrm $625. 716-662-6618


FARMS_AND_LAND Newer house and 99 acres for sale. House is 1600 sq. ft. with free gase. Two bed. $180,000 716-397-4806






HOUSES Living & family rms, lrg bath rm, country kitchen, full basement, corner lot, 81 Ounce DK 366-2953 3 BEDROOM RANCH


driveways,side walks,patio s,steps,repairs,stamp work and glass block windows call 814-434-7570

conditioning services. 716640-0604






madenford spring inspects cars-trucks trailers. fredonia.672-7242 MADENFORD SPRING@ AUTO

with over 95 years service we are still satisfying with vehicle repairs 672-7242 MADENFORDSPRING@AUTO

inexpensive auto/truck repairs. over 30 years exp. downtown fredonia 672-7242


NANCE. Meeting all of your building, remodeling, home improvement, & property maintenance needs! Fully licensed & insured. www. 716-640-0604

sign & install! 716-640-0604



HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Foundations & repairs,

driveways, floors & heated floors / sidewalks. We do it all! 716-640-0604


foundations, gravel, driveways . We do it all - reasonable rates! 716-640-0604


smoke tests done at madenford spring $75. 672-7242



repairs & add-on’s, no job too small! 716-640-0604

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING complete heating & air

Gardens, Lanscaping, etc. Troybilt Tiller produces fine texture. Resonable (716)4889094 716-488-9094


HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Foundations, sidewalks,

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING New service & upgrades,


HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Blown in fiberglass & ce-

lulose, also rolled.Get a tax break to make your home more efficient! 716-640-0604

we do it all! 716-640-0604

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Fences, decks & railings.

All types of constructin & materials installed. Design sevices available. 716-6400604


stalled. Reasonable rates! 716-640-0604

GENERAL_SERVICES Junk removal and hauling: basements, garages, yards. Free estimates. 716-680-8040


Basement & Light Commercial call Schultz n Sons Concrete of Erie 814-434-7570 other concrete work etc.

re-point & repair. 716-6400604


tation and natural removal of honey bees from your premises. 716-326-5636 NATURAL HONEY BEE REMOVAL I analyze your bee swarm

situation and remove bees if possible. Please do not try to spray them! 716-326-5636


clean! Interior & exterior. Reasonable rates! 716-6400604


HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Repairs & new systems.

Design services available. 716-640-0604



Garbage Haul, Household/Apartment Cleanouts/Eviction. Pet-sitting. I haul anything and everything!!! 716-607-0493


(rubber), composites & repairs. Call today! 716-6400604


$5,995.00 6pm



Low mileage, use for parts or restore, its been hit in rear driverside, runs great, 1000 obo 716-6796438. selling for $600 2005 PT CRUISER

Design sevices available. Let us show you what’s available! 716-640-0604

1998 Buick LeSabre Custom - excellent condition 115,000 miles. Asking $3000 Call 716969-5707



HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Metal, vinyl, composites.


& new constrction. Thermal - vinyl lifetime warrenty! Tax break! 716-640-0604

new constuction & add-ons, hot water tanks & baseboard heat. 716-640-0604

Kits available! 716-640-0604



HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Repairs, drains cleared,



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mold remediation & restoration. 716-640-0604

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Floors, showers, walls -


AUTOS 1998 BUICK CENTURY Excellent condition, 115,000 miles asking $2700 716-969-5707 VEHICLE 78 Buick Regal V8 auto transmission. 55,000 miles. $1,500 obo. Frank 4847885 2004 IMPALA 4DR WHITE I have

2004 impala a ex county car it runs great has 290,000 miles it,1200 or b/o poss trade






Sedan cabin cruiser, 19ft w/ trailer. 90hp Evenrude/6hp Johnson, 5 fishing poles/ equipment, 10 life preservers, fishing outrigger, new tires. Excellent condition & reliable. Please call 716-2037299 make offer.




1994 CHEVROLET CARGO VAN 1 TON SOLID WORK TRUCK 5.7 LITER-NEW TIRES-119,655 Miles-$1,200 716-997-0821

VEHICLE_ACCESSORIES AMERICAN RACING RIMS 16x7 Max Wheel Load 1800 lbs. Ex condition. Call for more details.$400.00 or best offer 716-488-1530

PEDAL PADDLE BOAT 3-Person Like New! Reasonable 716-488-9094



2000 Vacationer - 35’ 23,000 miles, 2 slideouts, loaded with upgrades, excellent condition. 716-969-5707

AQUARIUM Looking for 5 or 10 gallon aquariums. 716-7205525



4WD. Call to inquire 716-2299997 or 716-229-9937

military items and hunting items. Guns, Swords, Helmets, Foreign county uniforms, etc. Will buy complete collections. Jim Schermerhorn - 326-2854


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CAR BARGE! next to DFT Communications’ Floating Stage at Bemus Point ON THE


2013 Ford Mustang Convertible or $30,000 Cash Drawing: September 1, 2012 at Pop’s Concert starring Pam Tillis Event tickets available online at

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Ed Shults Chevrolet Cadillac 300 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown | 716.484.7151

Shults Express Lube 181 East Fairmount Ave., Lakewood | 716.763.7386

Ed Shults Subaru Nissan 311 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown | 716.484.7151

Shults Express Lube 3979 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk | 716.366.2000

Ed Shults Ford Lincoln Mercury Hyundai Jeep 2257 Washington St., Jamestown | 716.484.0121

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