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Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival Brings Together, Celebrates Unique Cultures Festival kickoff party to help launch two-day gathering of bagpipe bands and Celtic dancers

things Celtic will be celebrated as the out the day. In addition, massed and perform, music is shared and ideas are exchanged,” said Clark. “We cultures of the Scottish and Irish are bands will perform Saturday at 12:30 warmly embraced, with plenty of em- p.m. as part of the festival’s “opening really want to encourage people to Combining fabulous food with great attend the opening kickoff party. This phasis put on the sharing of cultural ceremonies” and then entertain atCeltic music will result in a grand cel- is the second year we are doing that history as well as athletic competition tendees again with “closing ceremoebration when unique cultures come and it really is going to be a fabulous and dancing demonstrations. There nies” slated to commence at 5 p.m. together next week for the annual will also be vendors selling various way to get things started with some Over a dozen kilt-clad athletes will Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival in great music and food and beverages arts and crafts and spirited discusparticipate in the Scottish Heavy the Village of Mayville. will be available. Last year’s party was sions taking place in the beer and Athletics Competition. Various feats Scheduled to take place on Friday, a great success so we want to capture wine garden. of strength will be tested in events August 24 and Saturday, August 25 in that again this year.” that include a 25-pound open throw Events on August 25 will begin at 9 Mayville Lakeside Park, the seventh Live musical entertainment remains a.m. and nine different pipe bands annual Jamestown Regional Celtic are scheduled to perform throughthe centerpiece of the festival as all Continued on page 15 Festival will also feature the “Gathering of the Clans” as the celebration will see bagpipe bands and Celtic dancers join forces to entertain the general public and express their cultures to all attendees of the two-day party. Of particular interest this year is the opening kickoff party on August 24. Activities are slated to take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will include live Celtic music by “Mary’s Lane,” a unique musical group from Cleveland, Ohio. Doug Clark, a member of the 96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums based out of Jamestown and one of the event organizers, said the festival is one of the largest to take place each summer in Western New York and is one of only a handful of such festivals to be celebrated within a 100-mile radius of Chautauqua County. “It is an outstanding couple of days The 96th Highlanders of Jamestown are one of nine pipe bands performing at the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival on Aug. 24-25 in Mayville. where bands come in from all over By Daniel Meyer

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The Flying Fortress My ride on the wings of History

By Scott Wise Star Copy Editor

While I don’t have a ‘bucket list’ per se (a list of things I want to do or see before I ‘kick the bucket’), I recently had an opportunity to take part in a truly amazing experience. When I was a kid, airplanes fascinated me. We’d go to all the local air shows and fly-in breakfasts, and I even got the chance to fly a singleengine Cessna plane. I remember one year heading to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base and seeing the ‘Blue Angels,’ soon after buying a poster that hung in my room throughout most of my youth. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to have an appreciation and honor for American history and nationalism. This passion is fueled by a desire to glean from the wisdom of those around me who far exceed me in experience and age. So, when Hunter Chaney of The Collings Foundation asked me if I was interested in taking a flight in a B-17 ‘Flying Fortress,’ you can imagine my excitement. I was hesitant at first, knowing that the rides were reserved primarily for World War Two veterans. I did not want to take the spot of anyone who had served during such a tumultuous time in our nation’s past. Thankfully, there were two seats available for me- so I called my dad and said, “we’re going for a ride!” On Friday, August 10, we arrived at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. We shuttled down with a crew of strangers in a minivan, but got to know each one’s history on the way down. An Army Green Beret

and a Marine handled the driving and navigation, while I listened with eager ears to their stories. My dad, who served in the US Air Force for eight years, swapped stories of bomb storage and relocation, marriage and moving and everything else the military meant to him. These men and women who gave time and parts of their lives to serve their country are often quiet heroes. You don’t hear them boast or mention it much, but when they do it’s an opportunity to sit back and learn. We could see the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress before we got to the Willoughby, Ohio airport, humbly parked in staggeringly large beauty near the hangar. Their very presence commanded honor and dignity, and it brought chills to my heart. Two World War II vets conveying the trip to each other during the Upon arriving, we walked up to them landing. with the stride and excitement of a young child on Christmas morning. You can look at pictures of these behemoths but never really understand what it’s like until seeing one in person. Take-off was supposed to happen fairly soon, but a storm was taking the very path we would be back to

“We could see the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’… Their very presence commanded honor and dignity.”


Inside This Week Flying in the nose turret of a B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’

Jamestown, and so we had to wait it out for clearer skies. No worries, it gave us more time to tour the planes and really see them from the inside

out. Once the all-clear was given, it was a hurried effort to load up. I was

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Don Lang dips the rear wheels of his bike in the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, Calif., just prior to the start of his cross-country bike ride. Lang will give a multimedia presentation featuring photos he took along the way and tales of the various people he met and places he saw at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Fri., Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. Admission is by

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When former Music Professor Don Lang announced his retirement from SUNY Fredonia more than a year ago, friends, and especially students, kept asking him what he was going to do once he retired. What he did was a cross-country bike ride, from San Diego, Calif., to Fredonia. Lang will give a multimedia presentation chronicling his ride on Fri., Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Admission is by goodwill donation to benefit the Opera House. Lang has no idea where the thought came from, but one morning in the fall of 2010, fresh into his retirement, he awoke with the decision to buy a good touring bicycle, then ride it around Chautauqua County for most of the Fall. If he found that he enjoyed that, the plan was to ride the bike to and from the west coast of the U.S. in spring 2011.

After consulting with the Fredonia area’s own biking guru, Rich Goodman, Lang learned that it would be better to ship the bike first to the west coast, then fly out to meet it there and ride it home, with the chance that the prevailing winds from west to east would support him most of the wayWRONG! He shipped the bike to San Diego in early March, and flew out on March 30 to begin the trip. It took him only 54 days to complete the ride. Along the way, he met many good and hospitable people, and some not-so-good nor hospitable people ... it was the latter that proved fodder for the most interesting and humorous stories. Once Land decided to undertake this adventure, he gave serious thought to who else might be able to benefit from the experience. After getting good advice from friends, he decided to use the trip to raise money for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Through per-mile pledges and donation

collections along the way, he raised more than $7,000 from the trip, all of which benefitted Roswell. This presentation at the Opera House will be the culmination of Lang’s adventure and will feature photos he took along the way and tales of the various people he met and places he saw. While he did some blogging on Facebook during the trip, this will be the only telling of the “whole” story of his journey. And in keeping in the spirit of giving that characterized Lang’s ride, admission is by goodwill donation to benefit the Opera House. Chautauqua County’s only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a membersupported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. A complete schedule of events is available at

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Everyone Has a Story: Jeff Mitchener Art with a purpose

something very important to him. “Displaying my art has always “My artwork are always sniprepresented the finished piece for pets,” said Mitchener. “While me,” said Mitchener. “You can draw each one can stand alone, they have a recurring theme and produce artwork and have it in that they’re all faith based. sitting around your house, but the It’s usually a flash I get. I’ll see something in my head, and one thing I’ve discovered about showing art is that’s when the piece later I’ll try to reproduce it. Some of these were inspired feels done. When people receive it during sermons at my church.” and it’s done what it’s supposed to Currently Mitchener has do.” seven pieces in the show. He plans on adding some more throughout the month, and aside from one intended for Rothleder they’re all for sale. can draw and produce artwork supposed to do.” Prices range from $25-$75. and havea it sitting around While all of Mitchener’s drawyour house, but the one thing ings on display at Ryder’s Cup Interested collectors can speak with Rothleder at Ryder’s Cup I’ve discovered about showare done with in same meing art is that’s when the piece dium, the only theme linking to purchase one. feels done. When people them together is the underlyreceive it and it’s done what it’s ing message of Christian faithstrictly that of local artists. For August, the work of Jamestown resident Jeff Mitchener Chautauqua County has will be displayed in Ryder’s never found itself lacking in Cup. Mitchener has worked terms of the arts. Plenty of organizations and businesses hard to present a body of art from the state line up through that showcases both his talents and ideals. Irving have found time and finances to promote the arts “I’ve been drawing since I in whatever ways they could, was knee-high to a duck,” recognizing the importance Mitchner chuckled. “I’ve been of promoting creativity and drawing all my life, ever since harnessing the talent in our I can remember. I got really little home. interested in it when I was about twelve, though. I started One such business is Ryder’s drawing architecturally. ArchiCup Coffee, located at 28 tecture was my first love in art, Chautauqua Ave. in Lakeand I really focused on that.” wood. Ryder’s Cup, featured a few weeks ago in a Flavor of Much of what he learned in the Week spotlight, is a quaint those early years has dictated little coffee shop owned by lo- his style as he grew as an artcal resident Joyce Rothleder ist. Also influential was his admiration of political cartoons As in any coffee shop, she displays art on the walls of her and the style they used. shop to encourage an original “My style definitely developed atmosphere. What’s distincfrom an interest in political tive for Rothleder, however, is cartooning,” said Mitchener. that the art that she displays is By Scott Wise Star Copy Editor

“I was heavily influenced by Dr. Seuss, who was originally a political cartoonist, and Shel Silverstein. My stuff developed a whimsical quality. There’re really no straight lines and the buildings aren’t structurally accurate. It’s more about the portrayal of things. I want them to look skewed to produce a specific emotion or feeling.” In addition to his talents as an artist with a pencil, you can’t help but notice the detail and excellence that goes in to the framing of his work. But, Mitchener didn’t have to hire out for it. “I do all the framing myself,” he said. Mitchener, who used to own a frame shop in Lakewood, still has a room at his home he devotes to framing his own work. “Displaying my art has always represented the finished piece for me,” said Mitchener. “You

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County Historical Society, Lawson Boating Center Host Presentation Aug. 21 delivered by David S. Lawson, Jr. A tour of the facility will be given afterward. The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. and is free and open to members of the historical society and the general public. About the Lawson Boating Heritage Center: The Lawson Boating Heritage Center on Chautauqua Lake is an IRS Section (501)(c)(3), not-forprofit, organization formed of officers and trustees whose passion is preserving, displaying, and presenting as much of Chautauqua boating history as possible: both its artifacts and it’s singular milieu. The facility is open to the public on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For additional information, contact or call 386-3355. About the Chautauqua County Historical Society: The Chautauqua County Historical Society was established in 1883 and is the oldest historical society in Chautauqua County. Since 1951, the organization has been based out of the historic McClurg Mansion (built in 1818) in Westfield, N.Y. Annual Membership rates start at just $20. All members are given free access to the museum year-round and a subscription to the quarterly “Time Lines” newsletter. For more information, visit or call 716-326-2977.

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Chautauqua County’s oldest organization dedicated to preserving local history will be teaming up with the area’s newest local history organization later this month. The Chautauqua County Historical Society will continue its 2012 programming series on Tuesday, Aug. 21 with a presentation and facility tour at the Lawson Boating Heritage Center, located on Chautauqua Lake at 73 Lakeside Dr., Bemus Point. Since its founding in 1918 by David Lawson, Sr., the former Lawson Boat and Engine Company - later renamed L-S Aero Marine - has been associated with boating on Chautauqua Lake. The Bemus Point business was known throughout the Chautauqua Lake region for servicing, storing, building and selling boats at their facility. In January 2010, David Lawson Jr. donated the property to a group of interested businessmen and residents who, along with Lawson, wanted to create a unique museum on the site to preserve, display and highlight as much of Chautauqua Lake boating history as possible. In May 2012, the renovated facility opened its doors to the public. “The Lawson Boating Heritage Center has received enthusiastic response from the Village of Bemus Point and the entire Chautauqua County area since our grand opening on May 19,” explains William Locke, who serves as a trustee with the Lawson Center. “Attendance during the weekends has been excellent, with many visitors purchasing Lawson Center memberships and giving support through donations.” In an effort to help promote the boat center and the history of boating on Chautauqua Lake, the Chautauqua County Historical Society is inviting the public to attend a presentation on the facility, to be

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Chautauqua County Employees Kick-Off 2012 United Way Campaign they can play an essential role with our United Way Red Cross partners,” said Greg Edwards, Chautauqua County joined County Executive. “People the United Way Campaign as will notice that our approach Pacesetters for 2012. Last year, is much different this year as these employees pledged more we try to energize our whole than $22,000 to programs team.” serving children, families and David Fagerstrom, President senior citizens living across of CSEA Local 807 Unit the county. Activities are 6300 said, “Our members are planned to reach employees always very generous when working in all departments it comes to United Way and and locations in late August we’re happy to lend our supand early September. port to this worthy effort.” “We are very excited to have For more information on the Chautauqua County employ- United Ways of Northern and ees join the Pacesetter portion Southern Chautauqua County, of our campaign,” said Bill check out their websites at Tucker, Public Service Team or Co-Chair. “As one of the largest employers, they are positioned to really help get things off on the right foot.” “Our focus this year is helping all co-workers recognize how Contributed Article

Pictured from left to right: Bill Tucker, Public Service Team Co-Chair; David Fagerstrom, President of CSEA Local 807 Unit 6300; Greg Edwards, County Executive; Tory Irgang, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County; Joe Porpiglia, Director of Human Resources; Absent - Deborah Tederous, United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.

The Labyrinth Press Company Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary amongst historic downtown Jamestown rowhouses and provides an experience in and of itself. Its 100% vegetarian menu is hearty, designed to fill you up, and maybe even give you a little energy. Making nearly everything from scratch using the freshest ingredients of the highest quality, the entire menu is free of any artificial chemicals, sweeteners or preservatives. In every case possible, the Labyrinth chooses organic and local ingredients, with its signature bold-flavored, organic coffee topping the list. Mayor Sam Teresi took the opportunity to offer his congratulations to James as well. ìJeff James deserves to be very proud for reaching this anniversary milestone. The first five years in business is perhaps the most challenging stretch for any business owner to endure. Jeff James has not only risen to the challenge, he has exceeded expectations

ranging from classic American to multicultural cuisine. �We are excited to mark our Jeff James, owner of The 5-year anniversary in business Labyrinth Press Company, anthis summer, ” said James. �It�s nounced the downtown Jamemy hope to continue to make stown coffeehouse and restauthis spot a welcoming place rantís 5-year anniversary this where people from all walks summer. Located at 12 East of life can enjoy appetizing, Fourth Street in Jamestown, the Labyrinth has grown from healthy food. We work very a small coffeehouse into a full- hard to deliver great quality scale restaurant with breakfast, and a unique dining experience in downtown Jamelunch, and dinner selections. stown.” The extensive menu features The Labyrinth began in 2007 a unique array of hearty, all-natural vegetarian options as a coffee house, vegetarian restaurant, all-ages music venue, and art gallery to help grow the fertile arts community that exists in downtown Jamestown. Since that time, the Labyrinth has achieved a successful balance between a fiercely loyal customer base and an entrepreneurial ability to adapt to ever-changing market demands. Located at 12 East Fourth Street, this architecturally unique location is tucked Contributed Article Labyrinth Press Company

by already becoming, without doubt, one of most wellregarded establishments in our great city. The Labyrinth represents a critical piece of our strong and vibrant downtown.î The Labyrinth is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a special menu for brunch on the weekends. The hours are as follows: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. James encourages patrons to call or text ahead if they would like their food in a hurry at 716-708-2471. To celebrate the 5-year anniversary, the Labyrinth will be offering customers big savings with weekly discount specials. Anyone interested in receiving online weekly updates about the Labyrinthís future specials and events, may sign-up on the Labyrinthís website at:







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RELIGION SECTION The Weekly Word In the Midst of the Church

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church Jamestown

In the time before sin entered the world, mankind had a perfect understanding of the realm of God. But after sin, mankind became subject to only the knowledge that our 5 senses reveal to us. Basically, we became blind to the things of God. God had to give us His written Word to unveil His realm to humanity again. He had to give us a portal or a window to see behind the veil. That is what the Bible is: It is a window that looks between the realm of man and the realm of God. For example, when you go to church you naturally walk into a building, sit in a seat, sing some songs, and listen to a message. But what is

going on behind the veil? God intended for us to worship with a reverence that is driven by knowledge of what we cannot see. Let’s go to the Bible and look into God’s realm. In Revelation chapter 1, John the Apostle is given a vision concerning the things to come. While seeing this vision, he is given some remarkable details about what is actually going on in the midst of the church. Revelation 1:10 says, “I (John) was in the Spirit…and heard behind me a great voice…” God is letting us know that He is now letting us see beyond the veil of this natural world. God is allowing us to use John’s eyes for this vision.

Verse 12 says, “And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned I saw seven golden candlesticks.” What would you expect to see if you turned to see a voice? You would expect to see a person. John saw candlesticks. What does that mean? Revelation 1:20 interprets the meaning of the candlesticks for us. It tells us that the candlesticks represent “seven churches.” The seven candlesticks represent the complete light of the Born Again Church of Jesus Christ. It’s speaking of all the gathered Christians in the world. So think about it: John turned to see the voice of God and he saw THE

CHURCH. Verse 13 says that John also saw “One like the Son of man” in the midst of the candlesticks. John saw the voice of Christ shouting from the center of the Church. Fact: The Church is the megaphone of God in the earth. You cannot distinguish God’s voice in your personal life without first hearing His voice from the midst of the church. Church is where you fellowship with God’s voice. We are not there to fulfill an attendance policy: We are there to be corrected, led, encouraged, and taught by God’s voice. This is what it means to attend church with skill. Many believers are attend-

ing church when they should be the church. Typically, we think by being in church we’ve done something good. No! We should be good at going to church. We should be skillful in recognizing what’s really trying to be accomplished. The Lord is steering the church with His voice and we should be correctable and teachable. If you attend and are not corrected then you are not being the church. If you attend with a teachable heart willing to make changes then God can accomplish His work on the earth. That’s attending church with skill.

the church and Israel are two different things (1 Corinthians 10:32). Another view is that the Rapture occurs before the Tribulation (Pre-Trib). The Apostle Paul taught this in his Epistles to the church. In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 he states, “And to wait for His Son from heaven, who He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.” The wrath here refers to the future Tribulation period. Again, in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 Paul states,

“For God hath not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” These scriptures, among others, strongly suggest that the Rapture will happen before the Tribulation. Dear friends, it’s important to remember that regardless of the order of events, the most important thing is that Jesus will come again and as Christians, we should be living our lives in His will as though He could come at any time!

Keeping The Faith

Rev. Michael Lokietek Family Church Fredonia

Dear Pastor, does the Rapture happen before or after the Tribulation period? Great question! After last week’s article, I’m sure we want to know if we will miss the difficulties of the Tribulation. For those readers who have not been following this series on the “End Times,” I will quickly redefine the events referred to in this question. The Rapture occurs when Jesus returns to the earth to take His followers to Heaven. The Tribulation is a 7-year period of great hardship

on the Earth during the End Times. There are two major views on the order of these events. I will briefly give you these views and try to show what view the Epistles of the New Testament support. Due to space limitations, we cannot do a full examination of these views but this should help you to begin your own study of this topic. The first view in that the Rapture will happen after the Tribulation. This view

(Post-Trib) supports that the Rapture of the Church and the Second Coming of the Lord at the end of the Tribulation are the same event. One reason that casts doubt on this theory is that the Bible says that at the Second Coming, Jesus will come with His saints, not for them (1Thess. 3:13, Jude 1:14). The saints must already be in Heaven! Post-Trib supporters may also have confused End Time scriptures that pertain to Israel with those pertaining to the church. God’s timetable for

SENIOR SECTION Sign Up Now for the Chautauqua Walk to End Alzheimer’s West, Dunkirk, NY 14048 Alzheimer’s Association Brooks Memorial Hospital, 529 Central Avenue Dunkirk, Area residents can take the NY 14048 first step in uniting in a movement to end Alzheimer’s Wegmans, 945 Fairmount Avdisease by picking up a Walk enue, Jamestown, NY 14701 to End Alzheimer’s brochure, Lutheran Social Services, 715 which includes a registration Falconer Street Jamestown, and contribution form for the NY 14701 upcoming Chautauqua Walk to End Alzheimer’s being held Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled on Sept. 15 at the Chautauqua Nursing, 150 Prather Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701 Institution beginning at 10 a.m. with registration opening Tanglewood Manor, 560 at 9 a.m. The Western New Fairmount Avenue WE, JameYork Walks are presented by stown, NY 14701 Conestoga-Rovers & AssociComfort Today, 17 Gifford ated, ElderWood Senior Care, Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701 Praxair, Tim Horton’s and Participants can also register West Herr. online — as teams or as indiThe 2012 Walk to End Alviduals — by visiting http:// zheimer’s brochures are Individuable at the following Chautauals who raise $50 or more for qua County businesses: one of the five Western New Fredonia Place, 50 Howard York walks will be entered into Street, Fredonia, NY 14063 a drawing to win an iPad 2. Also, all walkers raising $100 WCA Home, 134 Temple or more will receive an official Street, Fredonia, NY 14063 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s M&T Bank, 3955 Vineyard Dr. t-shirt. For more information, # 1,  Dunkirk, NY 14048 contact the Western New York Absolute Care of Dunkirk Chapter at 1.800.272.3900. Park, 447 Lake Shore Drive Contributed Article

Valley Historical Society Holds Treasure Trove Program that he uses in locating water supplies, along with a chain JS Sipos he also uses. Hulett’s demThe Valley Historical Society onstration was fascinating to is the historical group for all. Phyllis Ames of Stockton the Cassadaga Valley area. brought an old scrapbook kept Organized in 1977, by the of the articles when Stockton late John and Ruth Smith, the was being considered to be a group has a museum located part of a dam in 1954. Stockat the corner of Main and ton historian Helen Piersons Lester Streets in the village brought to show some old salt of Sinclairville. Meetings are and peppers shakers given held on a monthly basis from to her when she was in the April through Dec. on the first fourth grade. Charles Sylvester Tuesday of each month. showed some old postcards and blotters from the Tarbox Recently the group met for Sales. Vice President Larry the annual summer picnic Barmore had previously talked at the Sinclairville village about an old clock that he had ballpark. President Albert when he was a young child, Olmstead welcomed all to and showed a photograph the picnic, leading the group of him next to the clock as a in the Lord’s Prayer and the young boy, found by his wife. pledge of allegiance. Dishes Treasurer John Sipos brought of food were prepared and an old 1885 hand double brought by members and a washing machine, which may wonderful picnic meal was have been used with double enjoyed by all. Following the meal, President boilers. Olmstead opened the program The Valley Historical Society entitled Treasure Trove. Those will hold its annual history fair on Saturday Sept. 8 from 7 attending were encouraged a.m. and concluding with fireto bring an item of old to the works at 9 p.m. The event will meeting for a show and tell include tours of the museum, time. Beginning the program was Susan Sipos who brought a grand parade, food stands, an old Structo 4 harness sam- craft show, demonstrations, pie contest, baby contest, car show, pler loom, which were used log cutting contest, cemetery from the 1930’s. Betty Jean Ridout showed some old wor- tours, pancake breakfast, a special lunch and dinner, and sted mills items, and an old a new event which will be the wooden hand-made measuring device. Mildred Griswold outhouse race, with outhouses being pushed along Lester Simpson brought some old Street. The all day event is free dolls, one being celluloid. admission to all, and everyone Museum curator Audrey is welcome. For more informaProsser brought some of the tion on the Valley Historical dust from the Mt. St. Helen’s Society, write to P.O. Box 1045, volcano eruption gathered along the edge of the road, she Sinclairville, NY 14782. New members are always welcome. said. Secretary of the group Mary Shearman showed an old double match holder, which once was hung on a wall. Past president Bill Hulett demonstrated some of the diving rods Contributed Article

Office for the Aging Update Contributed Article Office for the Aging

in the mandated programs or new funding through taxes or other sources can be found. Being non-mandated does not mean these programs are not necessary, just that there is no provision in the law that says they must be funded. Another factor in deciding the county budget is local match. Most programs whether mandated or not have State & Federal funds but require the county to provide a percentage of local dollars in order to receive those funds. Most Medicaid funds require 10% local matching funds, while many OFA programs like home care require a 25% local match, and most road projects like snow plowing is 100% local money. This complicates matters when trying to decide where to spend our diminished local funds. Although, I have simplified things greatly, creating our county budget is not an easy process. That is why it is very important for all our residents to be involved and vocal during the budget process, these are tough decisions and usually funding one project means another program gets cut or eliminated. It is important that our elected officials hear from everyone so that they can make the difficult choices about where to best utilize our limited resources. As you can imagine, this is a particularly stressful time for Office for the Aging which falls in the non-mandated category. While our senior population is expanding and our costs for programs have steadily increased, our revenues from state, federal and local funding has decreased or remained flat over the last five years. In addition, donations from our participants has stagnated as people are faced with their own economic

While everyone is enjoying the summer and trying to stay cool, Office for the Aging is hard at work on our budget for 2013. Many of you may not know but the county budget process starts in earnest with the departments submissions of an initial budget to the County Executive and his financial team in July. After numerous reviews and scrutiny by the County Executive and Budget Director, budgets are finalized in August and presented to the legislature in September. The legislature then meets with each department head to further review their budget, have questions answered, and debate impact of changes. In October, the County Executive’s budget is presented, the legislature offers amendments based on their meetings and then a final budget is established and voted on. Every year you hear about mandated programs and non-mandated programs and probably wonder what does this mean? Mandated programs are those in the State & Federal law that the county MUST provide like Welfare, Medicaid, and some Department of Health programs. Many other programs fall in the non-mandated category like Roads& Bridges, Veterans, Office for the Aging, Lake improvement, 4-H, etc. The challenge is that in the last few years what we collect in taxes to fund all these programs has not changed (because none of us wants our property or sales tax to increase) but the cost of all programs has increased and the mandated programs have grown exponentially. To simplify the situation there is less money to fund all the programs in the non-mandated category Continued on page 15 unless savings can be made


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Nutrition Experts Bring Health & Wellness Conference to Buffalo

held around the U.S. “Our International conference brings The Weston A. Price Foundation together people from around The modern health scourges of the globe, our new regional obesity, diabetes and autism, conferences will bring Wise not to mention cancer and Traditions closer to home,” heart disease, have inspired explains WAPF President and many Americans to turn the conference keynote speaker, Weston A. Price Foundation Sally Fallon Morell. (WAPF) for common sense The event begins with Sally solutions. The non-profit nutrition organization, which Fallon Morell’s presentapromotes traditional foodways tion, Nourishing Traditional Diets, an in-depth look at the and holistic health, brings its popular Wise Traditions con- classic nutrition research of Dr. Weston A. Price and the ference to Buffalo. principles of healthy tradiThe two-day event will be held tional diets.. Another track at the Hyatt Regency Hotel features sessions on alternaand Convention Center, Two tive health strategies such Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New as homeopathy and food as York, Sept. 15 and 16. medicine. Two traditional The event will be of interest foods cooking demonstrations, to health professionals, food by Cathy Hohmeyer and Mauentrepreneurs, farmers, and reen Diaz, provide practical health conscious consumers. instruction for newcomers to It is open to the public, and traditional foodways. The first is the second in a new series day concludes with a screening of regional conferences, to be of Farmageddon, a critically Contributed Article

acclaimed documentary film about attacks on small farms in America. On Sunday, there will be two course tracks offered, one will focus on Dairy Farming and Food Safety, the other on Wise Entrepreneurs—business opportunities in the growing real food movement. A growing in interest in farm fresh food has more families seeking unprocessed fresh milk direct from the farm. In the Dairy Farming and Food Safety track, Sally Fallon will present the Health Benefits of Raw Milk, and a second session on Food Safety and Raw Milk Cheese Production. Canadian dairy farmer, Michael Schmidt will present Raw Milk Production. A demonstration on culturing dairy foods follows. The Wise Entrepreneurs track will aim to equip those inter-

ested in starting or growing their small farm or food business. Among the speakers are three successful food entrepreneurs, Scott Grzybek founder of Zukay Live Foods, Dave Wetzel, founder of Green Pasture Products, and Max Kane. Kane, founder of FarmMatch. com, a new social media and search site for farm foods, will demonstrate the new website. Full and one-day registrations are available. The Exhibitors Hall will showcase nutrient-dense foods, pasture-based farms, holistic health practitioners and nutritional supplements. For further information about the Weston A. Price Foundation, visit For the conference schedule or to register for the conference call (304) 724-3006 or visit the conference page, http://

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

11 or 12 to help protect them Chautauqua County Health Department from tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), National Immunization meningitis, and HPV (human Awareness Month is the papillomavirus). perfect time to remind fam-Teens need a booster shot at ily, friends, and coworkers to age 16 to help protect them get caught up on their shots. from meningitis. Immunizations (or vaccinations) arenít just for infants Adults: and young children. We all -All adults need to get a need shots to help protect us 1-time dose of Tdap vaccine from serious diseases and ill(the adult tetanus, diphtheness. Everyone age 6 months ria and pertussis (whooping and older needs a seasonal flu cough) vaccine). After that shot every year. Here are some you need a booster shot every other shots people need at dif- 10 years to protect against ferent ages: tetanus and diphtheria. Young children: -People age 65 or older need a -Children under age 6 get a se- one-time pneumonia shot. ries of shots to protect against -Talk to your doctor or nurse measles, polio, chicken pox, about which shots you and and hepatitis. your family need. Pre-teens and teens: Continued on page 15 -Pre-teens need shots at age Contributed Article

WOMEN’S SECTION Bon Appétit! Julia Child’s 100th Birthday Contributed Article Huffington Post

Julia Child was a great chef, but she was also hilarious -- a true original. There are a lot of chefs we admire today, but Julia was the only who could flip a pancake, miss, have it flop onto the floor and say “Oops!” -- then toss it back into the pan and carry on. But Julia never set out to be a famous chef. As she herself once said, “I was 32 when I started cooking. Up until then, I just ate.” Wasn’t she delicious? That was the magic of Julia Child -- who would have turned 100 this week. From her straightforward recipes to her stove-side candor to the ease with which she floated around the kitchen, she could make even the most foodchallenged among us feel like we were master chefs. She also brought bagloads of humor and enthusiasm to her cooking shows, making the art of fine cuisine seem easy and fun. It was precisely that giddy

delight and what-the-hell sass that Dan Ackroyd loved to spoof on Saturday Night Live, with his famous impression of Julia. Her amazing life story also led to Meryl Streep’s tasty portrayal of her on film (Julie and Julia); and her success on television landed her at number 46 on TV Guide’s list of the “50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.” Her late start in her career is legendary. It wasn’t until she found herself a bored military wife in Paris that Julia decided

to sign up for a cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu. That changed her life. She proceeded to become a true master of French cuisine, and she educated millions with her numerous books and television programs. In the end, she made a complicated -- and sometimes intimidating -- craft seem completely effortless, and she always put her audience at ease. Her spicy irreverence notwithstanding, however, Julia made a serious impact. To this day, she is still revered by count-

less chefs and TV personalities who have followed in her footsteps. When I asked Anthony Bourdain for his thoughts on Julia, he gushed with praise. “Julia Child was the single most important, influential and game-changing figure in the history of American gastronomy,” Anthony said. “Everything tracks back to her. And though uniquely situated to do so, she never endorsed a thing: not a pot, not a pan, not

a chain of restaurants, not a spice blend, apron or boil-inthe-bag dinner. She will be remembered for what she did on this earth, which was to inspire millions to cook -- and eat -- better.” Emeril Lagasse echoed Anthony’s sentiments: “Julia was a mentor to me,” he told me. “She absolutely influenced the way I approach and prepare food. She helped change the way the American public viewed cooking and

dining. She was one of a kind, and an incredible human being.” So, yes, Julia was a complete original, and that’s why I love her and miss her. She was who she was and always seemed to be having a great time. She never set out to change the world, educate the masses or become a best-selling author and TV star, but she accomplished all that, anyway -- with grace, humor and, of course, her signature sign-off: “Bon appétit!” If you ask me, that’s a pretty good recipe for success. So on this 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth, I’ll leave you with this wonderful quote of hers that truly sums up her unforgettable spirit: “The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded, then whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit. “ Happy Birthday, Julia! You’re still cookin’!

YWCA Westfield News fers full day and wrap around care for children 33 months through school age. Contact Pre-School and Pre-School Brenda Backus, YWCA Child Day Care Center Services Director, at 326-4012 Registration is continuing for for registration forms or more the YWCA Pre-School and information. Pre-School Day Care Center Paranormal Tours Fall Semester. Pre-School classes begin the week of Sept. The paranormal tour at the YWCA, hosted by the Village 17. Classes for children turnHaunts of Fredonia has been ing two years old by Dec. 1 cancelled. Individuals needwill be held on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 ing more details are invited to contact the YWCA at 326.2011 a.m. and classes for children for information. turning three and four will be held Tuesday, Wednesday Class Instructors Needed and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 The fall semester of classes a.m. The Day Care Center of- will begin soon at the YWCA By Katie Smith Contributing Writer

and instructors are needed in several areas. ìWe have had calls regarding the tumbling classes and weíd like to resume a Zumba class,î reported administrative assistant Michelle Sunday-Warner. ìWeíre looking for someone to teach beginning tumbling for students from 3 years old through age 8, the hours and days are flexible, plus we are looking for a certified Zumba instructor, again the hours and days can be flexible.î Other classes will be offered during the fall and winter months, depending on instructor availability and interest levels. Individuals

interested in teaching a class, those with suggestions on classes or those who would like to be on a call list for classes are encouraged to call the YWCA at 326.2011 for more details. GED Classes The YWCA does not offer GED classes but is pleased to provide the following contact numbers. Individuals interested in information about GED classes can call 763-1801 ext. 3102 or 1-800-526-3297. Board of Directors Meeting The August meeting of the Board of Directors of the

YWCA Westfield will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Y building. Membership on the board is open to area women, 18 and older, interested in the work of the YWCA. For more information and details on joining the board of directors, contact Ida Klahn, membership chair at 716.560.5338. About the YWCA The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empower-

ing women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1300 locations across the U.S. worldwide, YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries. Locally the YWCA Westfield is a member of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Northeastern Region of YWCA and the national YWCA organization.

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The Chautauqua Prize Presented to First-Ever Winner Andrew Krivak

Z’s on the Lake: Exotic Dining with A View

Contributed Article Chautauqua Institution

A cozy gazebo awaits diners at Z’s on Findley Lake.

ownership/management of Z’s On The Lake after his first restaurant had been estabIf you want to have a special lished. “How’s your table,” he dining experience while seated asked, stepping aside as Katie, at a private table inside a cozy the waitress, placed menus on gazebo and watch paddling it. “The table’s great,” I said. ducks or sailboats then you A vivid blue cloth imprinted should give either Jim Zank with lacy fish covered it. The or Biloeigh Himelein a call comfortable wood chairs had and make a reservation at “Z’s cane seats. On The Lake”—Findley Lake, To start, the menu has a dozen that is. appetizers. Among which is a The restaurant is located Main basket with a pound of fried Street and County Route #1 in smelt. The smelt were not the west corner of the charm- heavily breaded, and were full ing little town. You will know of fresh, perch-tasting, flakey the restaurant by finding the filets of fish. Smelt are fingertiny model lighthouse high up sized fish common to Lake on the center of the roof. A Erie. large, red Z will greet you at the door. By drive, it is twenty Vegetarian options include such entrees such as Pasta minutes west from Chautauqua Lake and twenty minutes Broccoli Alfredo, and a fresh “veggie” pizza, as well The south of Lake Erie. Malibu burger which is a Jim Zank has been in the large vegetable-based patty restaurant business for over placed generously between ten years. He owns another an unsalted Kaiser bun, and restaurant, “Jimmy Z’s” in then positioned under a stack Wesleyville, Pa. He began his By Peter Hamilton Contributing Writer

of crisp, green lettuce, offered with a choice of cheese and side salad. And then there was the Kangaroo Burger. Jim Zank smiled at the notion of kangaroo meat as a sandwich, “I like to add new and different things to my menu,” he said, adding, “I’ve offered and served elk, ostrich, buffalo and at times venison. Those uncommon type meats, sometimes referred to as “game” meats, come to his restaurant from Maplevale Farms near Clymer, NY and are all USDA certified and inspected, “just like beef,” Jim confirmed. For the conventional and traditional, beef and pork entrées are offered. There is also pasta and a variety of salads, and sandwiches, as well as chicken and pizza. The “Texas tornado” boasts grilled chicken, hot peppers, onions and cheese with a barbecue sauce. I ordered the Kangaroo Burger, plain and rare. My or-

Your Retirement Is Definitely Worth Planning For You’ve heard it said before: Timing is everything. Especially when it comes to starting your Social Security benefits. More than 90% of working Americans are counting on Social Security to replace part of their current incomes when they retire, but the truth is the majority of those already drawing benefits receive permanently reduced amounts due to ill-informed timing decisions. In fact, many Americans fail to take into account the true impact of factors such as age, job status, taxes and marital status when deciding when to start receiving benefits. And that can prove to be a costly mistake. Don’t make the same mistakes other retirees make. It could mean leaving money on the table at a time when you’ll need it most. That’s why it’s important to develop a strategy to maximize your household Social Security benefits and enhance your overall retirement income plan. After all, a little planning now can go a long way – and in this case, we’re talking a lifetime.

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“I like to add new and different things to my menu....I’ve offered and served elk, ostrich, buffalo and at times venison. -Jim Zank der brought Jim Zank back out of the kitchen to assure that I indeed wanted the kangaroo meat prepared rare. He told me that, “not many people order it that way,” then, as if confiding, “but that’s the way most meats should be consumed,” admitting his own preference. The burger was tender, not fatty, and it brought to mind a subtle taste of venison. “Z’s” is open year-round from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and is located at 10417 Main Street. Take out orders are also available by calling (716) 785-2115.

The first-ever Chautauqua Prize was presented to author, Andrew Krivak for his book, The Sojourn on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at Chautauqua Institution. The Chautauqua Prize is a new national prize that celebrates a book of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts. 65 books were nominated for The Chautauqua Prize this year. Three reviewers read each nominated book and two of the three had to approve the book to have it considered for the winner. The approved potential winners were then read by a panel of three anonymous

judges, who selected the winner. Winning book, The Sojourn, follows Jozef Vinich, transitioning after a family tragedy from Colorado to AustriaHungary during World War I. Krivak considers it to be an amalgam of stories he had heard as a boy about his grandparents growing up in the old country. For more information about The Chautauqua Prize, including submission guidelines for 2013, visit http://www.ciweb. org/prize. With a history steeped in the literary arts, Chautauqua Institution is the home of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC), founded in 1878 and believed to be the oldest continuous book club in the country.


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Deuble & Vogan To Perform In Mayville

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Contributed Article The singing duo of Deuble & Vogan will be the featured musical performers for the Thursday, Aug. 23 Entertainment in the Park summer concert performance. The concert will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be held at Lakeside Park in Mayville. Jody Deuble and Dan Vogan teamed up in 1989 to form “the Electric-Acoustic Dynamics” of Deuble & Vogan. They have given over 1500 performances throughout Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, and Eastern


Prairie League, Earl Scruggs, Vince Gill, The Flying Burrito Brothers, John Hartford, Jay Ferguson, Corbin and Hanner, and many others. Dan plays acoustic and electric guitar, 5 string banjo, lap steel guitars, and performs vocals. Jody plays 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars and also performs vocals. They perform original songs, as well as music from the 1960’s to the present, classic rock, alternative, nostalgic, country rock, country, new-grass, and bluegrass. Rainbow the Clown (Jerry Stimson) will also be on hand to entertain the children with face painting and balloon sculptures. Rainbow is a favorite with the children and they’re sure to have a great time, also. The EntertainOhio and the performance ment in the Park musical schedule continues on. They performances are provided performed at the Entertainment in the Park 2010 concert free to the public through the sponsorship and support of series, entertaining the audience with their talented musical and vocal styles. They incorporated a wireless microphone and instrument technology, along with the Roland percussion to enhance the performance dynamics for the audience. They have recorded albums including ‘Somewhere in Colorado’, ‘The Orphaned Tracks’, and ‘Ridin’ Through Time’. During their musical careers, Jody and Dan have opened for Poco, Pure

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the Village of Mayville and Town of Chautauqua. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Carlson Community Center also located at Lakeside Park, Mayville. Remember to bring your own seating for the outdoor performance. Seating will be provided if the performance is held in the Community Center. A 50/50 drawing will be held at each of the concerts this summer, the winner being announced just before the end of the performance. For more information on this annual summer concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area, contact the Mayville/ Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce at (716) 753-3113. Plan on coming to Mayville’s Lakeside Park located on the shores of scenic Chautauqua Lake on Aug. 23 for a relaxing and enjoyable evening of music.

Located at the former Ethan Allen Facility across from Mayville Lakeside Park.

What to do & Where to go.... in & around Chautauqua County...

TThursday, August 16 Music on the Pier

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

Friday August 17 Big City Summer Concert Series The Bogarts 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena

An Evening with Vince Gill 8:15 p.m. The Amphitheater Chautauqua Institution

Doobie Brothers Tribute

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

Sunday, August 19 Praise on the Lake 9 a.m. The Floating Stage

U2 Tribute Show- ONE

Get Down With Boogie Fever At Dunkirk At The Pier By Mallory Diefenbach

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

Monday, August 20 Chautauqua Lake Idol

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

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

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

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On Aug. 23 get ready to boogie with Boogie Fever at Dunkirk at the Pier from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Moniuszko Club, they will be playing the disco hits from the 1970s decked in the clothes of the era. They are part of Catalystic Productions, which has worked with an extensive list of corporations such as Walt Disney World, the NFL and the U.S. Navy to name a few. To find out more about Boogie Fever, visit their website at Music/Cover/Boogie_Fever/ BF_Home.htm. Dunkirk’s Summer Lake on the Lake Series provides music every Thursday until the end of August. To find out more information on future shows, visit top-attractions/music-onthe-pier.

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

Westfield Farmer’s Market Routes 394 and 20 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting May 26

Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting May 25

Fredonia Farmer’s Market 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

South Dayton Farmer’s Market 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


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Active Artists Alliance at Market Contributed Article Active Artists Alliance

The Active Artists Alliance is a coalition of artists that was founded in 2004 with the goal of connecting visual artists, writers, musicians, organizers, promoters, and creative, progressive individuals everywhere in a functional community with the capability of supporting and promoting each other’s individual projects worldwide. This community group aims to create opportunities for interested individuals to meet, interact, and showcase their work in real-life art/music/poetry/ film events and also in our online gallery where you can post your work, and give and receive feedback with other alliance member artists. This week the market will feature two AAA members working on various projects on-site while the public can watch. In addition they will be promoting two upcoming events including the AAAlliance Party at The Spire Theater and Third Thursday. Bill Thomas and Kaylea Stoeltzing will be available to answer questions about the Active Artists Alliance and these two upcoming events. Third Thursday will be held at Wintergarden Plaza on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring live music from The Buddahood and drumming circle with PULSE Drumming Community. Local AAAlliance members and other community artists may bring their easels and paints out to the plaza and work on their homemade creations. Any interested local artist should feel free to bring their materials down to the plaza to work on projects, network, or just

showcase their finished work. Attendees can enjoy refreshing beverages from the Wine Cellar patio, which provides a perfect view of the participating artists and live entertainment. For more information or to become a member of the Active Artists Alliance email or visit www. 2012 Univera Healthcare Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market Membership is free but is based have made numerous upleeks, hot peppers, yellow on contributing energy and grades and additions this squash, zucchini, cabbage, legwork towards organizing year and we want to continue beets, apricots, apples, green events in your town and helpevaluating the market and peppers, homemade pies and ing to promote the organizamaking sure we are meeting artisan breads. tion and its mission. the needs of the community Market vendors include AbRyan Hawkins and Haleigh and market shoppers.” ers Acres, Busti Cider Mill & Restivo, members of Infinity DJDC would like to remind Farm Market, Scott’s Farm Visual and Performing Arts, those living in the two food and Greenhouse, Small MeadInc. will be this week’s perdeserts in Jamestown to take ows Farm, Elegant Edibles, formers from 12-1pm at the advantage of the Food Desert Big Pitt’s BBQ, and Sr. Jorita’s downtown market. Breads. Market seating is also Incentive Program by utilizEat Smart New York will be ing the free market bus rides available to enjoy the live providing a food demonstra- entertainment and lunch. through CARTS to and from tion with samples for the comthe market along with enterFree parking is available along munity to enjoy. They will be ing the $25 farmers market West Third Street and in the utilizing locally grown swiss gift certificate give-away. Conparking lot on the corner of chard and fennel this week. tact DJDC for more details For those that are unsure how West Second and Washington and an entry form. Streets. Enter the parking lot to prepare and incorporate For more information call via Foundry Alley where the these two items in a weekly DJDC at 664-2477 or visit market operates. menu, volunteers will be on Stop by the farmer’s market site to answer questions and information booth and take provide preparation suggesa brief survey for a chance to tions. win a $10 farmers market gift This week at the market certificate. Drawings are held shoppers can enjoy melons, blueberries, sweet corn, toma- each month through October. toes, potatoes, eggplant, green “We are looking for feedback beans, lettuce, lettuce, carrots, surrounding the downtown market,” added Conti. “We plums, nectarines, peaches,

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen “Moonrise Kingdom” Contributed Article Fredonia Opera House

“Moonrise Kingdom,” the darling of the film festivals and surprise summer hit, is the next featured film at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. It will be screened on Sat., Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. and Tues., Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Opera House Cinema Series. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, “Moonrise Kingdom” tells the story of two 12-yearolds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore and the peaceful island community is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. Directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Wes Anderson, the film stars Bruce Willis as the local sheriff; Edward Norton as Scoutmaster Ward, a Khaki Scout troop leader; and Bill Murray and Frances McDormand as the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the young boy and girl. Michael Phillips, in the Chicago Tribune, calls the film “a fable about what it feels like to

be 12-years-old and afflicted, from head to toe, by a romantic crush the size of a planet.” Eric Snider, on, calls it “terrific work by an enviably talented filmmaker, with a wistful poignancy that will stick with you.” Ann Hornaday, in the Washington Post, calls it “an erudite wish-fulfillment fantasy of empowerment and autonomy.” Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking, “Moonrise Kingdom” runs 94 minutes. The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of ten movie passes is available for $60 at the door, online at or by calling the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891. The Series continues with the critically acclaimed “Beasts of the Southern Wild” on Sept. 15 & 18. Chautauqua County’s only performing arts center presenting its own programming year-round, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit

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Wimpy Kid movie comes out August 3rd, 2012. The film mixes parts from The Last Straw and Dog Days together and has a summer theme. Hope Springs: After thirty years of marriage, a middleaged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. The Watch: Four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives, one night a week. When they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood -- and the world -- from total extermination.

Dunkirk Cinemas 8 10520 Bennett Rd. Dunkirk, NY 14048 (716) 366-2410 Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) 12:40, 2:45, 4:50, 7:00, 9:05, 11:15 The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 The Campaign (R) 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15, 11:15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 6:45, 8:50, 10:55 Total Recall (PG-13) 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 The Watch (R) 12:30, 7:10, 9:20, 11:30 Brave (PG) 2:40. 4:55 Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 12:35, 2:40, 7:05

Ted (PG-13) 4:45, 9:10, 11:30 The Amazing Spider-Man (PG13) 4:45 The Dark Night Rises (PG-13) 12:45, 4:00, 7:15, 10:30

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The end of August is the deadline for donors to the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County 2012 Fund Drive to be recognized during the 20122013 Season. President Rick Davis explained that the eight member organizations of the United Arts Appeal show their appreciation to their supporters by identifying them in their printed programs throughout the year, on the UAA website, and more. “Our fiscal year closes August 31,” Davis said, “so we need to hear from our supporters by then in order to give them the full recognition they deserve.” In addition to funding for individual artists and smaller arts projects through its Projects Pool grants program, the United Arts Appeal provides operating support for eight of the larger arts organizations in Chautauqua County: the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Community Music Project, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Jamestown Concert Association, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, Reg Lenna Civic

Last June’s Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival at the Fredonia Opera House is an example of programs offered by members of the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County. Those who contribute to the UAA’s 2012 Fund Drive by the end of the month will be acknowledged throughout the 2012-2013 season for their support of the arts. (Photo

Center, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. “The programs our members offer add considerably to the quality of life in Chautauqua County,” Davis noted. “This is an opportunity to make a difference in a big way!” The United Arts Appeal receives significant support from Chautauqua County, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Hultquist Foundation, Community Development Associa-

tion, and Dr. Bruce Rockwell. Major donors to the 2012 fund drive to date also include the Holmberg Foundation, Matric Limited, M. L. Feather, Phillips Lytle LLP, Wegmans, Carlson’s Jewelry, Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, Gebbie Foundation/Director’s Discretionary Grant on behalf of Rhoe B. Henderson III, Mark and Donna Hampton, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Lakeshore Orthopedic Group, Betsy and David Shepherd, Short & Smith

Insurance Associates, Carolyn and Tyler Swanson, and Lissa and Sherwood VanDewark. Contributions can be made by check to the United Arts Appeal, 715 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701. For all the benefits available to contributors to the United Arts Appeal, see “Support UAA” at www.UnitedArtsAppeal. org. For the complete list of contributors, see “BRAVO!” at the website.

Ending On a High Note

Straight No Chaser and Roger Hodgson: The Legendary Voice of Supertramp Finish off Chautauqua Season

Upcoming Entertainment at Seneca Casinos father, Dean Martin. Tickets start at $35 and are on sale Seneca Gaming Corporation now. Swing-revival band Big With summer winding down, Bad Voodoo Daddy performs Seneca Casinos announces “How Big Can You Get – 100 new additions to its entertain- Years of Cab Calloway” twice ment lineup to keep the enon Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets ergy going into the fall. Com- start at $30 for the matinee ing to Seneca Allegany Events show at 3 p.m. and start at $40 Center on Nov. 3 is powerful for the evening show at 8 p.m. country-ballad singer Gary Both shows are on sale now. Allan. Seneca Niagara Events Center will host the 14th An- The excitement at the Bear’s nual Native American Music Den Showroom continues in Awards (NAMMYs) on Nov. November with reggae pioneers Toots and the Maytals 30. And the 440-seat Bear’s returning to the venue for the Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has a first time since May 2010. The number of new acts in Octo- Friday, Nov. 2, performance ber and November, including is part of the group’s “UnRicci Martin, Big Bad Voodoo plugged Tour.” Tickets start Daddy, Toots and the Maytals at $50 for the 8 p.m. show and go on sale Monday, Aug. and comedic hypnotist J. 13, at noon. Another returnMedicine Hat. ing act to the Bear’s Den is Described as original, honcomedic hypnotist J. Medicine est and uncompromising, Hat, who performs two shows Gary Allan comes to Seneca on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 and Allegany Events Center with 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and bold, emotional tunes such as go on sale Monday, Aug. 20, “Watching Airplanes,” “Best I at noon. Ever Had,” “Man to Man” and Tickets for all shows are avail“Nothing on but the Radio.” Allan just finished recording able at Seneca Casino box offices,, all a new album as a follow-up to 2010’s Get Off on the Pain Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000. and will release “A Tough Goodbye” as the first single for radio play. Fans can hear more of Allan’s new songs and his greatest hits on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show start at $35 and go on sale Monday, Aug. 13, at noon. Returning to Seneca Niagara Events Center for the fifth consecutive year is the Native American Music Awards on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. This annual awards-ceremony is in its 14th year and features performances by a variety of Native American musicians throughout North America. Tickets start at just $20 and go on sale Monday, Sept. 10, at noon. The intimate 440-seat Bear’s Den Showroom features the ultimate mix of performances throughout October and November, starting Friday, Oct. 12, with singer Ricci Martin, who will pay tribute to the music of his legendary Contributed Article

day at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater for the second ComChautauqua Institution munity Appreciation Night The final days of the Chautau- of the week. The performance qua Institution season feature features 20-year-old Daniil Trientertainment from Straight fonov, winner of the 2011 ArNo Chaser, Roger Hodgthur Rubinstein International son: The Legendary Voice of Piano Master Competition and Supertramp and many more the 2011 Tchaikovsky Internabeginning Aug. 19. tional Piano Competition in Week Nine begins with free ac- Moscow. He performs under cess to the grounds on Sunday, the baton of guest conductor Noam Zur. Aug. 19. As always, visitors can access the grounds for no The Capitol Steps began as a cost of admittance and parking group of Senate staffers who is free until 1:30 p.m. In the set out to satirize the very peoAmphitheater at 2:30 p.m. will ple and places that employed be the Barbershop Harmony them. Now, 31 years later they Parade. perform their extremely funny show Wednesday, Aug. 22 in The New Christy Minstrels Under the Direction of Randy the Amphitheater at 8:15 p.m. Sparks provide the Monday With over 75 albums and evening entertainment. They dozens of hit singles such as perform in the Amphitheater A Summer Place, Shangri-La, at 8:15 p.m. on Week Nine’s and Put Your Head on My first Community Appreciation Shoulder, the popular vocal Night. The Institution offers group, The Lettermen, perform access to the grounds for $18 at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheon these nights, which take ater on Thursday evening. place twice a week throughout Straight No Chaser returns to every Chautauqua season. Chautauqua this season for The New Christy Minstrels is another performance in the a world-famous, much loved folk group performing hits like Amphitheater Friday, Aug. 24. The group, with more than Mighty Mississippi and This 25 million views on YouTube, Land is Your Land. numerous national TV appearChautauqua Symphony Orances, popular recordings and chestra plays its last summer sold-out concerts across the concert of the season on Tues- U.S. and Canada, is reinventContributed Article

ing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape. The performance begins at 8:15 p.m. Roger Hodgson, the legendary voice of Supertramp and composer of some of its greatest hits like Give a Little Bit and Take the Long Way Home brings his internationally recognized show with full band to tour in the U.S. Roger Hodgson has been headlining all over the globe and now brings all his iconic Supertramp hits to Chautauqua’s Amphitheater. The show begins at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets are still available. The Parade Street Dixieland Jazz Band provides the final performance of the 2012 Chautauqua Institution season Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater.

Tickets for Amphitheater performances are $40. On Community Appreciation Nights, ticket prices are reduced to $18 and Family Entertainment Series performances in Smith Wilkes Hall are always free. For additional ticketing information, visit or call 716-357-6250. Chautauqua Institution is a summer community located in southwestern New York State on Chautauqua Lake. It offers a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship, educational programs and recreational activities. Each summer the Institution hosts over 2,200 events and 100,000 guests. For more information please visit,

Archangels Set August 25 Concert

cludes Kyle Spence, guitar and vocals; Cole Garifi, keyboard and vocals; Aaron Pavlock, The Archangels, the praise bass; and Cal Vance, drums. band of Camp Street United Among the selections to be Methodist Church, will present included in the concert are a special concert beginning at “Grace Like Rain,” “The River 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in is Here,” and “Trading My the sanctuary of the church, Sorrows.” 110 Sanford Drive, Jamestown. For additional information, Admission is free, and the visit The Archangels on Facepublic is welcome. book. The four-member group inContributed Article CSUMC


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Sinclairville Soldier Monument Fund cycles are asked to please join the precession. Ivory Fishgold Our “Soldier at Parade Rest”, Come one, come all- espehas been crafted by worldcially those who have suprenowned sculptor Timothy ported a patriotic cause for the last six years to return part P. Schmalz. The statue will be debuted having been recreated of the “Heart of Chautauqua in bronze. It was erected on, County.” July 26, 2012 on behalf of, SAL The Sinclairville Soldier’s Squadron 1280. Monument fund will be Your attendance will show celebrating the replacement patriotism and our vigilance of our Civil War Soldier, at in protecting our sacred Evergreen Cemetery, on Satveterans’ memorial that stands urday, Sept. 8, following the 2012 Sinclairville History Fair once again at the “Heart of Parade. The parade starts at 9 Chautauqua County.” a.m. All Veterans with motorContributed Article

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Centaur Stride Therapeutic Horseback Riding Contributed Article

The funds raised will help support Centaur Stride’s Paul Gavin operations and its overall misCentaur Stride Inc., a 501C(3) sion to provide an inclusive charitable organization environment of recreational located in Westfield, New enrichment for person with York is pleased to announce and without disabilities. Our a fund raising event that they vision is to be recognized as a are hosting on Saturday, Aug. premier provider of a variety 25. The event will be a pasta of alternative recreational and dinner and will be held at educational opportunities for the East Dunkirk Fire Hall the Western New York and on South Roberts Road in Pennsylvania region. We rely Dunkirk in conjunction with heavily on volunteers and the annual Dunkirk Triathlon fund raising events to support races. The event will be open our vision and mission. to the public and take-outs Please consider attending or will be available. The pasta dinner will be from 5 p.m. to donating to this fund rais8 p.m. and costs $8 per person ing event. If you have questions, contact Paul Gavin with guest speakers makat 363-0366 or by email at ing presentations during the gavin8931@roadrunner. dinner. Tickets are available com. online at www.tridunkirk. com or by calling 363-0366.

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Erosion and Sediment Control Educational Event

Chautauqua Institution’s summer session will be completed Debra Kelley so no admission fee will be The Chautauqua Lake Manrequired to enter the grounds. agement Commission along Specific presentations are with the Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Develop- scheduled for the morning and ment Board have joined forces afternoon. Presenters include to present this opportunity for Donald W. Lake Jr, and David highway officials, contractors, Hanny. Don Lake had served site developers, public officials in the USDA Natural Resourcand all other interested parties es Conservation Service for 27 years and is the principal to learn best management author of the NYS Guidepractices for erosion and sediment control, stormwater lines for Urban Erosion and management and much more. Sediment Control. Don is an adjunct faculty member at the The event will be held on SUNY-ESF where he teaches Monday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. graduate courses and supports to 3:30 p.m. at the Hultquist graduate research on stormwaCenter on Bestor Plaza in ter management. David Hanny the Chautauqua Institution. Contributed Article

is the managing environmental scientist for the consulting firm of Barton & Loguidice. He has both educational and field-based experience with watershed management practices and stormwater runoff control. The morning session starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration and check-in followed by presentations starting at 9:00 a.m. “NYS Regulatory Overview; Permit Highlights; Owner & Professionals Obligations”, “Erosion & Sediment Control for Construction Sites”, and “NYS Stormwater Criteria; Pollutant Impacts.” The afternoon session begins

with lunch at noon, followed by presentations to include “Stormwater Management Practices; Practice Selection”, “Better Site Design & Green Infrastructure; Planning Concepts; Retrofit & Redevelopment” and ending by 3:30 p.m.. Registration is $10 per person, which includes lunch, and is payable at the door. To register, please call the Chautauqua Soil & Water Conservation District office at 664-2351, ext 3, or email chaut-co@soilwater. org and leave the name of the person attending so we have an accurate lunch count, by Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Chautauqua County Greenway Plan Unveiling Celebration Aug. 23 at Mayville Park

hensive Plan adopted by the Legislature in April of 2011. Chautauqua County The Chautauqua County Planning & Economic Development Department of Planning & The Chautauqua County Economic Development, the Department of Planning and Chautauqua County Parks Economic Development is Commission, the County of excited to announce that the Chautauqua Industrial DevelChautauqua County Greenway opment Agency, the ChautauPlan is complete. This initiaqua County Greenway Plan tive is intended to spawn the Steering Committee, and varicontinued development of ous other stakeholders have county-wide greenways and worked diligently in developtrails as well as preserve open ing the Greenway Plan over spaces for recreation, leisure the course of 14 months, and and eco-tourism based ecotheir hard work has resulted nomic development. in a plan that details existing Development of the Plan was natural assets, creates a future in response to the public’s vision for preserving and overwhelming desire to promoting these assets, and conserve the County’s natural prescribes an implementation resources and to connect the plan to transform the County County’s natural, recreational, into a regional destination for and cultural amenities with outdoor active living. one another as communicated The public is formally inby the public during develop- vited to attend the Greenway ment of the County CompreContributed Article

Plan Unveiling/Celebration scheduled at the Mayville Park Pavilion (Green Building) on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 4:30 to 7:00 pm where we will celebrate the completion of the Chautauqua County Greenway Plan and provide an opportunity for the public to learn about opportunities in the County to take advantage of the multitude of venues available for outdoor recreation & active living. This is a very informal ride-in, hike-in, paddle-in, boat-in, drive-in event that will display maps of the proposed natural and recreational greenways; copies of the Plan and Executive Summary for the public; displays from the County Parks Department, NYS DEC regarding their Unit Management Plan, and from a multitude of recreation-related businesses and organizations;

and the provision of hot dogs, watermelon, and other refreshments. Stick around after this educational and family-fun event to listen to Deuble and Vogan’s sounds of the 60’s which starts at 6:30, part of the Village of Mayville’s free Concerts in the Park series. Please come, rain or shine, to celebrate Chautauqua County’s Natural Beauty with us, and bring an appetite as refreshments will be provided. The Plan and Executive Summary are available on the Planning website: www. and, while hard copies of the Plan and Executive Summary are available upon request. Contact Mark Geise if you have any questions: 661-8912.

Diving for History

Great Lakes Underwater Presents Historic Weather, Shipwrecks, Scuba & Paddlers Program Sept. 8 (Fort Haldimand) from the American Revolution to the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812” with Douglas J. On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Great Pippin, Ph.D., historical arLakes Seaway Trail and New chaeology professor at SUNY York Sea Grant will present Oswego Great Lakes Underwater at the Underwater explorer Jim Clayton Opera House, Clayton, Ny. The 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kennard on his “Discovery of the HMS Ontario” using program, co-sponsored by the NOAA National Weather deepwater sonar scanning to Service, features four distinct find the 80-foot-long, 22-gun sloop-of-war that sunk in 1780 speakers focused on history, in Lake Ontario on her way to shipwrecks and innovative Fort Haldimand technology for boaters. “The Great Lakes Seaway The September 8 program includes the following presen- Trail Blueway Water Trail & Innovations in Technology for tations: Boaters, Canoeists and Kayak“Historic Weather Patterns ers” with New York Sea Grant Impact on Lake Ontario Coastal Recreation and TourShipwrecks” with National ism Specialist Dave White. Weather Service Forecaster Learn how new and future Robert Hamilton tools and apps based on the “Between Two Nations: The Great Lakes Observing System British on Carleton Island will benefit water trail users. Contributed Article

“We are pleased to present this great lineup of speakers to encourage diving, shipwreck and history enthusiasts and weather-watchers to drive the Great Lakes Seaway Trail to learn more about the onlyfound-here resources,” Great Lakes Seaway Trail President and CEO Mike Bristol said. The event will run 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY, with vendors, information exhibits and networking time. This Great Lakes Underwater theme program makes the start of a new Great Lakes Seaway Trail Byway-Blueway Seminar Series. Pre-registration is requested by Sept. 3. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors age 62

or older and retired military with ID, $5 for children under 14, and free Blue Star admission for active military with ID. Day of the event seating is $15 for any remaining seats. This is a Yellow Ribbon event. For more information and to register, visit www.seawaytrail. com/dive or call 315-646-1000 x203. The 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail is noted for its maritime history, shipwrecks and 30 lighthouses. Travel themes for this National Scenic Byway also include the War of 1812, natural history and birdwatching, coastal recreation, agricultural bounty, cultural heritage and quilting, architecture, and four seasons of fun. Learn more at www.

Today, Merrill continues to assist with the Junior Guilders. He shares the chaperone responsibilities when the children travel around the country, builds sets and coordinates the sound systems and even serves as a mentor to any child who may need some guidance or just a compassionate ear. At the Theatre, Merrill continues to volunteer as a set designer and builder and has also begun work on renovating

the backstage area. “Here is a man who dedicated over half of his life to behind the scenes work, never expecting anything in return,” said Bob Young, chairman of the Axel W. Carlson Award selection committee at the Foundation. “His modesty, when it comes to his work, speaks volumes of his character. There

Community Foundation Presents 27th Annual Axel W. Carlson Award

nomination, “He has performed good deeds that have CRCF touched young and old alike. A man often behind the scenes He is one of the noblest men on opening night stole the you will ever meet.” show Friday. Those closest to Merrill Norman Merrill, of Jamehave described him as the stown, was awarded the 2012 ideal “good neighbor” who Axel W. Carlson Award by the will always step up and lend a Chautauqua Region Comhelping hand, no matter how munity Foundation. Merrill big or small the job. His wife of accepted the award in front of nearly 55 years, Helen, refers 250 family members, friends to him as the “Bionic man” and community well-wishers because of his ability to do so at the Lucille Ball Little Themany things. Even the Theatre atre, where he has volunteered ghosts approve of Merrill’s for 47 years. work. In addition to building 83 sets “I was walking across the for a variety of shows at the stage to turn on the lights,” Theatre, Merrill has built him- Merrill said, “I was working self an impressive reputation on a staircase for the set so I among those he has come into was standing on a ladder and contact with over the years. I distinctly hear, ‘Good Job Kim Earle, one of Merrill’s Norm’. I turn around and no nominators, stated in her one is there.” Contributed Article

There is a chance it was Leland Ward, a technical aficionado who volunteered at the Theatre throughout the mid 1900’s, but no one knows for certain. Community Foundation Presents 27th Annual Axel W. Carlson Award While his community involvement has revolved around Little Theatre for almost half a century, it is only the tip of the iceberg of what he has accomplished in his life. Recently added to the Wall of Fame at Pine Valley Central High School, Merrill graduated in 1954 and attended SUNY Delhi, located in the Catskill Mountains. During his two years at Delhi he earned a degree that focused on engineering and construction. In 1956 he began a 42-year career in

the construction industry as Construction Superintendent in the Jamestown area. In addition to renovating the Jones Hill facility and WCA Hospital, Merrill was also responsible for 50 structures throughout the city of Jamestown. One of the accomplishments he is most proud of is the parking ramp on the corner of Third and Spring Streets. In 1965, Merrill began volunteering at the Theatre where he offered his skills maintaining and repairing the building and helping with set construction. He also served on the House Committee at this time. Seventeen years later, Merrill began logging countless hours as he helped Helen create the Junior Guilders, a children’s show choir.

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FLYING, continued from page 1 thankful to find out that two veterans of the second World War would be sitting near us in the B-17. I wanted to see the look on their faces when the engines roared to a start and we accelerated to take off. After the safety brief, we hoisted ourselves into the tail of the B-17. It was a fairly cramped space- certainly designed for function above all else. I found myself sitting cross-legged on the floor beneath a side-turret.

Once the engines sputtered to life, my heart was pounding. I could see the smile on my dads face get wider and wider, his joy evident for all to see. It was fairly loud, but nothing like I’d expected it would be. Unbeknownst to us, that was only the idle. “Is this what it sounded like for you?” one passenger asked a Veteran. He smiled humbly and shook his head. We weren’t sure what that meant-

until a few moments later when the low roar turned into a rumbling blast of air and vibration as the engines readied for take-off. The Veteran turned back to us, smiled, and pointed to his ears- mouthing the words, ‘this is what it sounded like.’ During take-off, we were up and standing before too longfree to roam about the cabin. The after-storm clouds were beautiful and left the sky clear and blue. As we headed up the body of the plane, navigating around a ball turret and contorting my 6’6’’ frame around corners not created for giants. When we entered the mid-section, we found ourselves in the radar room, complete with the original Morse code straight key. What shocked me was what happened next. I stood up, finally having room and a window above my head. But what I found was- the reason I had room was because the window had been removed. Yes, you read right- removed. Needless to say, I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by- and I stuck my hand out

A look over the left wing of the B-17 over Lake Erie, with Canada in the background.

of an airplane flying at 2,000 ft. and traveling at 150 knots (160-170 mph). My dad tried to get his whole head out- but the wind proved to be too much. The hair was enough for a great photo though- and a great story. We toured the rest of planetraveling on a catwalk over the bomb-bay doors and squatting down to get into the nose-turret, all while flying high above the Lake Erie shoreline. When we landed, my dad

was the first to get out and I followed suit. Next the folks sitting near us, followed by the vets. The crowd applauded as these brave men exited the war bird with sizable smiles on their wise faces. The experience was a oncein-a-lifetime one, and I won’t soon forget it. I was so thankful for the opportunity to fly in a piece of American history and experience what those who have gone before me experienced.

We must not forget about the past and let history repeat itself. We must strive after greatness, as the brave men and women who fought in the armed forces in World War II did for us. They desired to create a world of freedom and progress for their children and their children’s children. American pride and ingenuity ride on the wings of these aircraft, and I encourage you to take an opportunity to see them if it ever arises.

The gunner’s chair in the nose turret of the Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” I flew in from Willoughby, Ohio to Jamestown

2012 - One Hundred Years of Eagle Scouts Contributed Article Allegany Highlands Council

The Eagle Scout Award. It is the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank and among its most familiar icons. Men who earned it count it among their most treasured possessions. Those who missed earning it by a whisker, or a mile, remember exactly what requirements they didn’t complete, and surely have a story to tell about why not. Americans know that being an Eagle Scout is a great honor and accomplishment, even if they don’t know exactly what the badge means. But the award is more than a badge. It’s a state of being. You are an Eagle Scout. You never were an Eagle Scout. You may have received it as a boy, but you earn it every day as a man. In the words of the Eagle Scout Promise, you “do your best each day to make your training an example, to which you pledge your sacred honor”. Two thousand and Twelve is the one hundredth anniversary of the Eagle Scout rank, and that event bears retelling it’s origins. America’s first Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred, was a member of Troop 1 in Oceanside, NY, a troop his brother Hubert had founded in November of 1910. Probably the oldest scout in the troop, Arthur moved rapidly through the ranks. He reached Tenderfoot by January 1911, was Second Class in February, and became a First Class

Shown above the 100th anniversary commemorative Eagle Scout patch and a typical eagle scout’s uniform

Scout a month after that. After the new Handbook for Boys appeared in August of 1911, listing requirements for the first 57 merit badges, Arthur quickly got to work, earning 21 merit badges by April 1912. Sometime after that, Arthur applied to become an Eagle Scout. The BSA hadn’t quite figured out a system yet, so Arthur was examined by perhaps the most intimidating Board of Review in Scouting’s history. It included Chief Scout Executive James E. West, Chief Scout Ernest Thompson Seton, National Scout Commissioner Daniel Carter Beard (another BSA founder), and Wilbert E. Longfellow of the US Volunteer Lifesaving Corps, who had written the Handbook’s

sections on swimming and lifesaving. Arthur survived the high-powered grilling; on August 21, 1912. West notified him that he was BSA’s first Eagle Scout. However, he would have to wait until after Labor Day to receive the badge because the dies for the badge hadn’t been created yet. During that period in between, Arthur saved two of his fellow scouts from drowning, just proving what a truly remarkable example of scout training Arthur was. More than 115 millions boys have been scouts in the last 102 years, and over two million have earned the coveted distinction of Eagle Scout. And Continued on page 18


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Rotarians Learn About Chautauqua Boys and Girls Club Programs

Contributed Article Rotary Club of Jamestown

Greg Prechtl, Director of the Boys and Girls’ Club at the Chautauqua Institution, spoke to the Rotary Club of Jamestown and explained the many facets of the summer youth programs at the Institution. Prechtl is well-qualified for his summer position as he has been associated with the Fredonia State athletic department for five decades. During the school year, he has served his alma mater as director of athletics since 1998 and has overseen the appointment of numerous coaches, the return of men’s and women’s swimming and diving to varsity status, and the adoption of new academic guidelines for members of the college’s 19 varsity teams. He has also directed the formation of the Blue Devil Boosters Club. In the spring of 2010, he added additional responsibilities when oversight of Intramurals and Recreation Sports were moved to Athletics. Prechtl’s appointment as director of athletics is the latest step in a progression which began when he enrolled at Fredonia State in 1965. He played men’s basketball for four seasons (1965-69) while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in

English. He earned a Master’s degree at his alma mater, spent a year at the University of Oklahoma working towards an advanced degree in Student Personnel, and returned to Fredonia State in 1973 to take an administrative position in Residence Life and to become an assistant coach on the staff of head men’s basketball coach Bill Hughes. Prechtl spent one season as interim head coach and assumed the full head coaching duties in 1977. Among the traditions he continued was the annual scheduling of games against NCAA Division I and Division II teams. He also led the 1992-93 team to the program’s only SUNYAC championship and NCAA tournament appearance and to two ECAC Upstate New York championships. In addition, his teams posted wins over several nationally ranked Division III teams during his coaching tenure. Among the honors he received have been the Kodak NCAA Division III District Coach of the Year, the New York State College Coach of the Year, SUNYAC Coach of the Year, and the Fredonia State Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award. He most recently was named 2010 recipient of the Chancel-

lor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. He is past president of the State University of New York Athletic Association. He and his wife, Linda, have three children and two grandchildren. During the summer, The Chautauqua Institution Boys’ and Girls’ Club is a “day camp” for children ages six to fifteen serving between 450 and 500 kids each week on the campus at the south end of the grounds which includes four buildings (Boys’ Club, Girls’ Club, Seaver Gym, and the Beeson Youth Center) as well as an historic baseball/ softball Field (Sharp Field), a sand volleyball court, a ravine, tennis courts, a basketball court, five playing fields, a playground, and an expansive waterfront. Prechtl oversees a staff of ninety (75 of whom are high school and college-aged young people) along with approximately 12 to 15 adults. Chautauqua considers youth programming as vitally important for the long-term health and vitality of the Institution. The Boys’ & Girls’ Club has a long and storied history. Actually, it is the Oldest Day Camp in America with 2012 marking its 120th season. 1893 was the Club’s inaugural season with offerings in “parliamentary law and lawmaking” and “gymnastics.” While the content and activities at Club have expanded, the structure of Club was set in the 1890s, and remains pretty much the same today – Boys and girls meet at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for announcements and are then released to begin a three hour morning session and a two hour afternoon session. At the turn of the century, records indicate that boys at Club were “into” what was new or important at that time in history. In 1910, seven years

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after the Wright Brothers flew their plane at Kitty Hawk, young men at Club were part of building an airplane glider. In 1912, four years after Ford introduced the first Model T, kids were learning about the principles of the gasoline engine. The first licensed radio broadcast was in August 1920 and members of the Boys’ Club were constructing their own radios in 1922. The girls’ activities centered around the “domestic and applied arts” … and while boys and girls met separately, in the late 1890 they joined together for special events … like “talks on a wide variety of subjects”, musical concerts, picnics and excursions into the countryside. Field and water meets for both boys and girls were popular from the beginning. Special events during the 1920s consisted of picnics, hayrides, and trips to the Welch’s grape juice production facility, Midway Park, Panama Rocks, and Buttermilk Falls. Because the majority of children stayed for the entire season, skill development in various areas was possible. Projects were ambitious, and often took the entire season to complete. In 1898 Chautauqua decided to erect a facility for the Boys’ Club. This was a brave undertaking as it was at the end of the financial panic of the 1890. Lewis Miller, the founder and benefactor of Chautauqua, had lost most of his fortune during this period. N.F. Clark of Oil City, stepped in to back the plan and undertook the task of raising funds, contributing almost half of the $2,700 cost himself. Efforts were successful and the building known as the Boys’ Club was erected in 1899. By August of 1900, enrollment had swelled to 200 and the Girls’ Club was overflowing its

temporary headquarters in the CLSC. In 1902 the building known as the Girls’ Club was completed at a cost of $6,000 (with Mr. N.F. Clark again contributing the bulk of the funds). In the 1920s classroom activities were dropped and boys and girls were required to meet certain requirements during the five-period day. All children were required to take “instructional swim”, one period in “constructive instruction (arts and crafts, nature storytelling or dancing) and two periods in physical education (athletic sports, field games, canoeing, or rowing). The fifth period was open, with most children choosing free swim in the afternoon. Hard times of the depression and WWII with its gas rationing took a toll on Chautauqua’s attendance. As a result Boys’ and Girls’ Club attendance started to drop, reaching a low point of 228 in 1942. Fees were reduced and buildings fell into disrepair. After WWII ended … the economy improved and Club went through a major transformation – the play area was greatly expanded, new equipment was purchased and a “Rec” building was erected as an additional indoor facility. Additional activities such as sailing, golf and badminton were added ... along with a system of electives so a young person could design his or her own daily activities. Baseball was the favorite sporting activity at Club. Children’s School and B&G Club provide quality programming for young Chautauquans. Youngsters learn Chautauqua values and build relationships that last a lifetime. Today Club kids learn to sail, swim, juggle, and play tennis. They have nature, music and kayaking. They are given

enriching opportunities by performers, speakers, artists and musicians Attendance continues to grow. Last season, Club served 1,700 different children. Stays at Club continue to get shorter. Just 3% percent of Club members are seasonlong participants and 75% of the youth stay 2 weeks or less. Large numbers and increasingly shorter stays will continue to provide significant challenges for Club staff. Facilities which were vastly improved over the past decade are again beginning to show some wear and tear. While every counselor isn’t majoring in education, are all very sharp, well traveled, and level-headed. Many have incredible experiences to share with their groupers. There are also a number of adult staff who are interesting and exceptional. Don Rapp, for example, is a 13-year employee; he is 84 years old, has hiked across England at 67 and has an enthusiasm for life that few his age exhibit. The five members of Club Senior staff have a combined 130 years of work experience at Club, Prechtl is in his 26th season as Director, Program Director Jenn Flanagan (31 yrs.); Asst. Director John Chubb – (30 yrs); Alan Rubin, Business Manager (24 years); Aquatics Director Chuck Bauer (19 yrs.) and Ruth Heide - CIT – 17 yrs). While most of the kids are children whose parents are vacationing at Chautauqua, they do have a number of regional participants – kids from Mayville, Lakewood, and the area surrounding Chautauqua, who attend Club on a weekly or seasonal basis.

Rotary Welcomed Chautauqua Vocal Students Contributed Article Anne Weidman

The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club members recently welcomed two groups of Chautauqua Institution’s vocal students, Cabaret and Opera, under the direction of Carol Rausch, music administrator and chorus master. A former Rotary Scholar, Ms. Rausch has been part of the Chautauqua music staff since 1995 and is Chorus Master/

Music Administrator for the New Orleans Opera Association. The club has provided a scholarship contribution which provides the students with the opportunity to concentrate solely on their artistic pursuits without worrying about the financial pressures of the art world. Introduced by Helen Baran, club Vocational Service chair, the Cabaret and Opera students have preformed for

the club for many years. “It is always a great pleasure to see how the Rotary Scholars have done with their training,” she commented. “Each year, the students are at the top of their field, and it is always wonderful to hear these young people perform in both opera and lighter music one would see on Broadway. They come from all over the USA and the world.”

Community Foundation, continued from page 11 New York State’s Official Day of Commemoration of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 with this 1812 ½ Due to the popularity of the exhibit,” Lundy-Beck says. traveling exhibit of historic“The 26 quilts, by American style quilts selected from the and Canadian quilters, plus spring Great Lakes Seaway four new Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Show, the call is going out for Trail educational interpretive 1812-style fabric works of art panels about the War will be for a reprise event titled Great on display with new works by quilters who want to be part of Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 ½. this continuing celebration of The Great Lakes Seaway Trail our National Scenic Byway’s Discovery Center in Sackets history and cultural storytellHarbor, NY, will host the show ing tradition,” Lundy-Beck September 29-30, 2012. adds. Show Manager Lynette Lundy- The show’s relaxed entry Beck is asking quilters who guidelines accept quilt tops usenjoyed making a quilt for ing 1812-true patterns, colors the spring event; those who and fabrics along with any wanted to, but didn’t; and completed quilts. The entry those who may have started, deadline is September 21. but did not finish an entry for The show will include vendors the spring show to enter the and encouragement for entries fall exhibit. for the March 2013 Great “We are extending the excite- Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show ment about the historic-style with an international “Beauty quilts in conjunction with of the Byways” theme. Contributed Article

An 1812 theme Great Lakes Seaway Trail walking event, sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association, will take place starting at 9 a.m. on Sept 29 at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center. For more information on the 1812 ½ Quilt Show, contact Lundy-Beck at 315-646-1000 x203, lynette@seawaytrail. com, www.1812quiltchallenge. To participate in the September 29 Great Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 Walking Event, contact Great Lakes Seaway Trail Volkssport Association President Daryl Giles at 315646-1000 x200, Find leisure driving travel information for the 518-milelong Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway online at

is so much Norm does for our community that it is time he is recognized for his actions and thanked by all of the people he inspired along the way.” During the award ceremony, the Junior Guilders honored Merrill with a performance. Because of his commitment to the Jamestown area and dedication to the Jamestown Community College “Morning Maniacs” exercise group, they sang “Jamestown, New York” and “Rise Up Singing.” The Jamestown Harmony Barbershop Express Chorus, of which Merrill is a member, also performed. Other performers included Tiffany Wakeley-Heintzman, Cameron Hurst, a group of former Junior Guilders, Carla Kayes and Bob Ostrom. Community Foundation Presents 27th Annual Axel W. Carlson Award

In addition to the Guilders and Little Theatre, Merrill is also a member of the Rotary Club of Jamestown and a trustee and former president of the Ad Council at Camp Street United Methodist Church. In the past he has served on the YMCA Building Committee and Town of Ellicott Development Committee. Since 1986, the Axel W. Carlson Award has been a tribute to the “unsung heroes” of our community. Carlson was a Swedish immigrant who believed in helping others without reward or recognition. Upon his death in 1981, it was discovered he left a substantial portion of his estate to help others. He started a number of funds at the Community Foundation to continue his charitable giving and in 1985 the Foundation allocated some of that money to this award.

Every year, the Foundation awards an individual the title “Unsung Hero” in honor of Carlson. As a part of the award the Foundation has donated to the following organizations in Merrill’s honor: Junior Guilders; The Leland Ward Little Theatre Fund, administered by the Community Foundation; The Chautauqua County Humane Society; The American Heart Association and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “When I retired, I was offered three paying jobs,” Merrill said. “I turned them all down. I loved being a full-time volunteer.” Nominations for the 2013 Axel W. Carlson Award will be accepted after Jan. 1, 2013. For more information visit the Community Foundation online at

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Five Star Urgent Care Unveils Upgrades and Expansion

Jamestown location nearly doubled in size and capacity to keep up with area demand for fast and reliable urgent care Contributed Article Five Star Urgent Care

Five Star Urgent Care—only four months after its grand opening—has completed a $500,000 renovation and expansion project to its facility located in the Riverwalk Center, Jamestown. As a result, the center nearly doubled its size and capacity, from 1,700 sq. ft. to 3,100 sq. ft. Having first opened its doors in Jamestown in March, Five Star Urgent Care offers fast, reliable care for non-life threatening ailments, with most customers being seen within 15 minutes. In order to provide patients with the minimal wait time and comfortable service Five Star promises, the facility needed to undergo an

extension expansion to accommodate for patient demand. Additionally, a new 3D TV with surround-sound system, and arcade gaming have been placed in the waiting room to provide a more comfortable, homey environment for both patients and their loved ones. “From day one, it has been our priority to provide patients with a superior level of care for their urgent care needs,” said John Radford, MD, Five Star Urgent Care owner and principal. “These upgrades allow us to further enhance patient comfort and care, keeping wait times well below that of a hospital emergency room. These upgrades only further set Five Star apart from other urgent care providers, with

better service, better quality of care, less wait, and increased comfort.” Five Star Urgent Care has become the preferred local medical provider over area hospitals by providing increased access to high-quality, affordable, efficient urgent medical care. The facility provides services on a walk-in basis, with no appointment necessary. Centrally located in the Riverwalk Center on South Main Street, Five Star is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

YMCA Battle of the Businesses Turns 25

Chautauqua County’s Gold Standard

Contributed Article Todd J. Tranum, President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier

It’s been quite a week in Chautauqua County! Once again, we were treated to an extraordinary event watching Fredonia native Jenn Suhr in Olympic Pole Vaulting – this time as she won the gold medal! Born Jennifer Stuczynski, our

gold medalist only began to compete in pole vault in 2005. Always an athlete, she played a number of sports at Fredonia High School and won the New York State pentathlon title as a senior in 2000. At Roberts Wesleyan College near Rochester she competed in basketball and track and field. She has worked with coach, Rick Suhr, for many years and the pair married two years ago. When Jenn Suhr won a silver medal in the last summer Olympics, Chautauqua County shared in the proud moment. This time, seeing the gold medal around her neck, we are all beaming and delighted with the story of a local girl who is number one in the world! Congratulations to Jenn and to the Stuczynski family. We are also proud to be celebrating with the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center in the wake of another tremendously successful Lucy Fest weekend! The

Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy drew thousands of people to the Jamestown area, bringing some national media coverage our way. The enduring draw of Jamestown native Lucille Ball, the fun of the team competition in this year’s Lucy World Games, and the top notch talent of headliners Billy Gardell and Paula Poundstone created yet another big win for our region. With continued success like the last two years, Lucy Fest will remain an important economic and tourism driver in Chautauqua County! This combination of big wins for our county this week can serve as reminders to us all that there is much to be proud of right here in our own backyard. We continue to be a world-class tourist destination and an exemplary training ground as the World’s Learning Center.

Dunkirk Chamber Revives the Farmers Market The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce has re-established a downtown farmers market on Lark Street between Third and Fourth Streets. The market will operate on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chautauqua County Chamber Director of Member Develop-

ment Greg Krauza and Chamber intern Kevin Lowther worked with city officials and vendors to get the project up and running. At start-up it included fresh produce from Fred Farms, Someday Maybe Farms, and a Spanish food vendor. Additional vendors are being sought, including some

local wineries. Sponsors include D & F Travel, Univera Healthcare, and the Resource Center. The City of Dunkirk is also a sponsor, as the Farmers Market is being housed in a city owned parking lot.

Gift Check Deadline Aug. 15 Contributed Photo Jamestown YMCA

The Jamestown Area YMCAs is celebrating its 25th anniversary of the Battle of the Businesses, which will take place Sept. 8 through 15. The

Battle is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Windstream Communications. Pictured left to right are Tom Anderson, Lakewood YMCA branch manager and battle

director; Susan Muscarella, Windstream Communications account executive; Emmanuella-Rose Rivera, BCBS account management associate and Michelle Jones, BCBS account executive.

Small Business Essentials Course Offered for County Residents

insurance. It’s suitable for both the prospective entrepreneur and for those who have been Chautauqua Opportunities in business for awhile and for Development, Inc. (CODI) want to review important is offering an informative business essentials. workshop for budding and “We’ll show you what it takes established entrepreneurs in to make a business work,” Chautauqua County. “Small Carol Ford, CODI Business Business Essentials” is a 10week course covering all issues Development Specialist and involved in starting a business class instructor said. “Having an in-demand product and making it successful. or service is the center of any The course begins Sept. 12 start-up business but there are and runs every Wednesday many other essential elements evening until Nov. 14 from 6 needed to achieve success. p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at ConnecAnyone taking this course tions North on Bennett Road will leave with a solid underin Dunkirk and every Thursstanding of crucial business day starting Sept. 13 until Nov. essentials to start and grow a 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in business. They will gain a betJamestown at 402 Chandler ter understanding of industry, Street. market potential, competiThe interactive workshop tion, sources of information covers all aspects of getting a and the importance of being new business up and running pro-active. The class has real including creating a busiworld applications specifically ness plan, financial planning, designed for micro enterfiling permits, marketing and prises.” Contributed Article Chautauqua Opportunities

Class discussions will include, but aren’t limited to; selfassessment, professionalism in business, communicating, planning, marketing, required permits, legal issues, cash flow projections, financial tips and insurance issues. There may also be presentations given by area professionals with time afterwards to answer specific questions. The ultimate goal is for each participant to have a completed business plan at the end of the class. This workshop is suitable for existing and prospective small business owners who wish to sharpen their business skills. The course costs $125, which includes the cost of the workbook and class and instructor time. Space is limited so to ensure your seat, please register by calling the CODI offices at (716) 661-9430 by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Anyone who may have Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks with an HSBC name and routing number should remember to use those checks before the Aug. 15 deadline. Due to the 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 program is in a transition from HSBC to First

Niagara. First Niagara is honoring all currently distributed HSBC checks until Aug. 15. After that date, those gift checks can no longer be processed. The Chamber can not guarantee payment on old checks after that date and will not be responsible for returned check fees. Anyone who has a question about the Chamber’s gift check program can call the Chamber

at 366-6200 or 484-1101. 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.

Business After Hours Aug. 16 The Dunkirk and Fredonia Community Chambers are partnering on a Business After Hours networking event Aug. 16, which will be held at Katarina’s, above Demetri’s at the Dunkirk Harborfront from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There will

be a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvre’s and a business card prize drawing. Attendees can stay and watch Music on the Pier for the evening from Katarina’s upper deck. The concert that night will be Chautauqua County native

Jackson Rohm. The cost of this event is $5 for members and future members. If a member pre-registers and brings a guest, the member can attend for free. Registration is available through the Chamber website.

Chamber Golf Tournament September 7 Enjoy a fabulous day of golf, prizes, and dinner with other Chamber members during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament, Friday, September 7th at the Chautauqua Golf Club. The tournament is sponsored

by DFT Communications, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Fredonia Place, LawleyTradition LLC, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, NRG Dunkirk Power LLC, Petri Baking Products, Inc., Ed Shults Chevrolet, Inc.,

GHD Consulting Engineers, Community Bank, N.A., Liazon Corporation, Lake Shore Savings Bank, OBSERVER, and The Post-Journal. You can register through the Chamber website or by calling the Chamber at 366-6200 or 4841101.


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6th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs August 26-28

Contributed Article Robert H. Jackson Center

The sixth annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs is an historic gathering of renowned international prosecutors from Nuremberg, The International Criminal Court, The International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The Prosecutors will be joined by leading professionals in the field of International Humanitarian Law. The 2012 installation of the Dialogs, being held August 26-28 at the Chautauqua Institution, offers a look at the impact of modern international law on war crimes and crimes against humanity, focusing on the theme, “Hybrid International Courts: A Tenth Anniversary Retrospective on the Special Court for Sierra Leone.” The sessions are free (with the exception of meals) and open to the public. For more information, call the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646. Highlights of the Dialogs include updates from the current prosecutors, a panel discussion and assessment of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, “Porch-Sessions with the Prosecutors” featuring a variety of focused topics, and the issuance of a Sixth Chautauqua Declaration by all the Prosecutors in attendance. In addition, there will be a special film presentation of “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 at the Chautauqua Cinema (tickets are available for purchase directly at the theater). The film, part courtroom drama, part political thriller, and part war movie, is about the ongoing efforts to bring to trial in an international court of law José Efraín Ríos Montt, the Guatemalan dictator and military commander. Attending will be Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst from the National

Security Archive, and protagonist in the movie. Justice Robert H. Jackson was United States Chief Prosecutor of the principal Nazi war criminals at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, during 1945-46. The Dialogs honor the legacy of Nuremberg as the first successful international effort to hold individuals criminally responsible for planning and waging aggressive war, committing war crimes and committing crimes against humanity. It founded the era of International Criminal Law and set standards that guide international prosecutors today. This event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: The Robert H. Jackson Center, The American Red Cross, The American Society of International Law, Case Western University School of Law, The Chautauqua Institution, The Enough Project, The International Bar Association, IntLawGrrls, The JCC Foundation, Clayton Sweeney, Syracuse University College of Law, TitanX Engine Cooling, and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Robert H. Jackson Center’s mission is to advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson—U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Chief U.S. Prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal (IMT) trial at Nuremberg—through education and exhibits, and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for future generations. The Center is located at 305 East Fourth Street, Jamestown, NY. Tours are available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. E-mail us at info@roberthjackson. org or visit us online at www. For additional information, contact the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646.

96th HIGHLANDERS, continued from page 1 (similar to the Olympic shotput event) and the caber toss (similar to the Olympics javelin event.) There will be no admission to attend the kickoff party on August 24. The cost to attend the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival on August 25 will be an $8 donation, with senior citizens being admitted for $6 All children age 12 and under will be admitted free. Tickets will be sold at the door and free parking and free shuttle service will be provided to everyone who purchases a ticket. The grounds are

wheelchair accessible and free programs will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. For more information about the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans, including details on the schedule of events, what bands will be performing and how you can volunteer and become a part of the festivities, visit www.96thhighlanders. com/festival/html or call 773-0525.

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Season Closes with Week Nine, “The Presidents Club” Lynda Johnson Robb and John Avlon. The position of U.S. president Bales is the daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and Betty is one that only those who Ford. In 1992, she was elected have occupied the White to the board of directors of the House can understand. This Betty Ford Center and succauses relationships between current and former presidents ceeded her mother as chairman from 2005 to 2010. to cross political boundaries regarding how they relate to Robb is the first child of each other, where the bound- President Lyndon B. Johnson aries are between one another and Lady Bird Johnson. She and what roles their families is president of the National play in the presidency. Home Library Foundation and a member of the board In a week that takes its title from the book, The Presidents of the LBJ Foundation, which Club: Inside the World’s Most supports the LBJ Library & Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Museum and the Lyndon B. Gibbs and Michael Duffy, it is Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. only appropriate that Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing edi- Avlon is senior columnist tor of Time magazine, is the for Newsweek and The Daily week’s first lecturer. She speaks Beast as well as a CNN conMonday, Aug. 20 at 10: 45 a.m. tributor. in the Amphitheater. Presidential historian Richard Gibbs speaks again, closing Norton Smith has created or the week, on Friday joined by directed presidential libraries co-author and assistant man- dedicated to Abraham Linaging editor of Time magacoln, Herbert Hoover, Dwight zine, Michael Duffy. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford Former director of the Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Smith gives the morning lecture on Presidential Library and Thursday. Museum, Timothy Naftali is Tuesday’s lecturer. This week’s Interfaith Lecture Series themed, “The EthLecturing on Wednesday, Aug. 22 are Susan Ford Bales, ics of Presidential Power,” Contributed Article Chautauqua Institution

are held in the Hall of Philosophy weekdays at 2 p.m. Afternoon lecture themes often complement the themes of the 10:45 a.m. lectures, but take a different angle of vision. Day tickets are available for purchase at the Main Gate Welcome Center Ticket Office on the day of your visit. Morning tickets grant visitors access to the grounds for $18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For $12, afternoon tickets grant access from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Combined morning/afternoon passes (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) are $30. For additional ticketing information, visit https:// or call 716-357-6250. Chautauqua Institution is a summer community located in southwestern New York State on Chautauqua Lake. It offers a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship, educational programs and recreational activities. Each summer the Institution hosts over 2,200 events and 100,000 guests. For more information please visit,

begins with Monday’s lecturer, Ronald C. White Jr., author of The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestseller, A. Lincoln: A Biography. Interfaith lectures take place at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy. On Tuesday, associate professor of history at Penn State University, Philip Nash gives the interfaith lecture. John Q. Barrett, professor of law at St. John’s University as well as renowned teacher, writer, public commentator and lecturer, returns to Chautauqua for his twelfth summer to lecture on Wednesday, Aug. 22. John W. Dean, former Nixon White House Counsel and James D. Robenalt, partner at Thompson Hine LLP give Thursday’s lecture. The last interfaith lecture of the season on Friday features lecturer Dr. Douglas C. Neckers, professor emeritus of Bowling Green State University and chief executive officer of Spectra Group, Ltd., a photochemical sciences business. Morning lectures are held in the Amphitheater weekdays at 10:45 a.m. Interfaith Lectures

Vintage Autos Get Frewsburg Rest Home Residents All “Revved Up”

Don Frank admires the vintage autos and remembers his car adventures from days gone by.

our residents begin to emerge from inside the building with Vintage Autos anxious hearts and smiles As the rain and clouds rolled to check out the cars.” This out of Frewsburg Thursday year 18 cars comprised the afternoon on Aug. 9, memshow, from 1951 to 1996, Ford bers of the Chautauqua Lake Model A to Mazda Miata. Region Antique AutomoJackie Shannon, Activities bile Club of America began rumbling into the parking lot Director, said each year in August the Frewsburg Rest of the Frewsburg Rest Home Home hosts a meeting for the with their vintage cars. Rest members of the club includHome Administrator, Dening a picnic meal served in nis Bechmann said, “There is the home’s outdoor pavilion. nothing more fun to watch After the meeting, residents of than the sight of these amazing vehicles as they make their the home are invited to view the old cars brought by the way into our parking lot and Contributed Article

club members. This provides a great opportunity for residents to reminisce about the cars they once owned, comment on the cars displayed or talk about the changes they have seen and experienced from horse and buggies to the cars of today. When asked about the car show, Frewsburg Rest Home resident Don Frank said, “I was struck by the beauty of these cars and the work that goes into maintaining and showing these remarkable vehicles. I remembered my

OFA Update, continued from page 5 problems and many people have the misconception that OFA services are FREE since we are funded by the government. In fact, OFA services are not free. While some OFA programs require the participant to pay part of the cost, most OFA programs rely on participant donations to keep them going and available for everyone. The donations received go to fund services and are not used to cover administrative costs. Recently OFA has asked all our participants to consider increasing their donations to help us ensure services like meals, transportation, health insurance counseling, home care, legal services and other vital programs for seniors. In addition, OFA continues to develop other funding sources

to ensure critical services for seniors. OFA set up the Mac McCoy/ OFA Memorial fund at the community foundation so that people who benefit from our services during their lifetime but are not able to donate can make bequests to our office or have memorial donations after they pass. We have been very blessed that this way of assisting other seniors is catching on but it may be many years before this fund becomes a significant source of revenue for our programs. Other funding sources being developed by OFA include providing private pay services like Chautauqua County Medical Monitoring which uses the buying power of the county to provide a discount to anyone who wants this emergency response service

and new programs funded by insurance like Care Transition Coaching. Even with these new funded sources OFA and the other county departments face significant challenges as we develop the 2013 county budget in a way that provides the most service in the most cost efficient manner. The OFA staff and I remain committed to helping seniors stay safe, healthy and living in the community for as long as possible. We encourage every senior to do their part to ensure these vital services are available for you and your neighbors, friends and family for many years to come. And as always, we welcome your comments, suggestions, and assistance with everything we do. Stay well!

childhood days when my cousin and her boyfriend took my sister and me for rides and we rode in the rumble seat.” Percy Johnson, also a resident at the Rest Home said “It’s a great night out for us with hot dogs on the grill and other refreshments and making new friends with car club members.”

Immunization, continued from page 6 Be sure to check with your health care provider to see that you and your family are up to date on immunizations. Immunizations are available by appointment at the Chautauqua County Health Department. Regular clinic hours until August 31st are 8:30am until 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Starting on September 4th they will change to 9:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Additional evening clinic appointments are available for all ages, please call for an appointment. Jamestown(716) 661-8111 Dunkirk (716) 363-3660 Mayville (716) 753-4765 For more information please contact the Health Department at 1-866-604-6789 or visit our website at: www.


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Area High School Students To Benefit From JCC’s College Access Challenge

Contributed Article JCC

Students attending five area high schools will have access to a variety of special opportunities during the 2012-13 academic year through a $250,000 grant recently awarded to Jamestown Community College. Partnering with JCC on a College Access Challenge Grant are Brocton Central School, Dunkirk High School, Jamestown High School, Olean High School, and Salamanca Central School. Students attending the Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center in Jamestown will also be able to access CACG program service. The grant is funded through a $7 million CACG award received by New York state from the U.S. Department of Education. New York’s CACG program is administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), the state’s finan-

cial aid agency. According to Ashley Kalish, who will direct the yearlong program for JCC, CACG is designed to increase the number of low income, minority, and underserved students who are prepared to apply for, get accepted to, and succeed in college. “Several program components will have an intense impact on students identified by their school counselors as being at highest risk of academic failure and not completing high school,” Ms. Kalish said. These components include: academic mentoring throughout the school year in conjunction with Chautauqua Striders; Summer 2013 Residential College Access Academy, focusing on college awareness and leadership for students in grades 9 and 10; Summer 2013 Residential College Access Academy and SAT/ACT Boot Camp providing students completing grade 11 with daily prep courses for the SAT and/ or ACT exams; scholarships for seniors to take college courses through JCC’s PreCollege Enrollment program; and opportunities to shadow

college students at JCC’s Jamestown, Olean, or Dunkirk locations. Many CACG program components are designed to have a strong impact on broader groups of students. These include: visits to regional two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities for students at each grade level; High School 101 workshops for students and families, covering topics on transitioning from middle to high school, graduation requirements, concurrent enrollment opportunities, college searches, and career pathways; College 101 workshops for juniors and their families, focusing on the college selection process, career exploration, and financial aid; career events at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses, FAFSA, financial literacy, and financial aid workshops for students and parents; and precollege testing preparation for PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. CACG funds will also support professional development activities for guidance counselors and high school faculty teaching in JCC’s College Connections concurrent enrollment program. Families within the partner school districts seeking more information about CACG programs and services should contact their high school principals or Ms. Kalish at 716.338.1101 or 800.388.8557, ext. 1101.

Kids’ College Class Gives Back mats. The children spent the first couple of days of the course Children can make a differlearning about fundraising, ence – a big difference! how to make sales projecDuring Jamestown Commutions, and setting and meeting nity College’s annual weeklong financial goals. Determined Kids’ College program in July, and excited, they set out to sell participants in the Pennies for candy. In only two days, 22 Pets course raised over $400 children raised $422.63! for the Chautauqua County “Every cent counts,” comHumane Society (CCHS). mented Ms. Rupp. When she Pennies for Pets, one of 36 congratulated the children hands-on learning adventures on raising $422, one of the offered for children ages 8 to students said “And don’t forget 12, was a unique offering in the 63 cents!” this year’s Kids’ College. On the last day of Kids’ “Not only did children learn College, Sue Bobek, CCHS how to choose and care for humane outreach coordinator, a pet, but they learned about brought Buddy, a very happy the importance of giving back and friendly beagle, to meet to our community to those the children. During her visit, less fortunate,” said Delana she talked with them about Rupp. Kids’ College program the importance of caring for coordinator. “They organized animals, what to do if they see a fundraiser for which all of an animal in need, and ways the proceeds were donated to they can help out. the Humane Society and also After Pennies for Pets inmade and donated sleep/pet Contributed Article JCC

structor Missy Dabolt and the children presented their proceeds to her, Ms. Bobek remarked, “I was so shocked at how much money the students raised, I forgot to ask the class what they wanted the money to go toward.” The children asked that the proceeds benefit the CCHS cat colony renewal project, which will help cats in the shelter by improving their quality of life and hygiene as well as enhance adoptability. Students in the class included Grace Alexander, Michaela Bautista, Audrey Ducat, Audrey Erickson, McKenzie Guynn, Keeley Hayes, Abigail Henry, Ryan Malarkey, Mei Wen Maxwell, Amanda Mead, Caroline Meleen, Emily Pruett, Emily Riggle, Alyssa Shimmel, Cassandra Spillane, Allyson Stewart, Elise Swanson, Skyler Thorpe, Emily Wakelee, Alyssa Weaver, Sierra Wells, and Madelyn Yochim.

Suny Fredonia Technology Incubator Announces Addition Of New Management Consulting Tenant iKoss strategies that allow more flexibility and freedom,” added SUNY Fredonia Koss. The SUNY Fredonia Technol“We are excited to announce ogy Incubator announces iKoss as our newest business,” its newest business, iKoss Consulting, a woman-owned said Robert Fritzinger, Direcmanagement consulting firm. tor of the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator. “This iKoss specializes in process and organizational transition is a dynamic and progressive services, change management, start-up company that displays a wide variety of knowledge and content writing, editing and talent. As a womanand synthesis. owned business, the company Incorporated in 2011, iKoss’ enhances the diversity of the managing partners collectively entrepreneurial pool housed have 15 and 20 years experiin our facility. In addition, ence in large, enterprise-wide iKoss has opportunities to asconsulting, developing a sist our other startups in their “reputation for excellence” development and growth.” among Fortune 1000 comThe SUNY Fredonia Technolpanies by providing targeted client service offerings, quality work products, and outstanding service delivery. iKoss is dedicated to providing immediate value to all its clients through a dynamic, highly qualified workforce. “Having the ability to work in the same building as other technology-based start-ups is a tremendous opportunity,” said iKoss Owner and Managing Partner Jennifer Koss. “iKoss is already experiencing the value add of being a member of SUNY Fredonia’s Technology Incubator. The resources and support available is allowing us to focus and streamline our operations quicker than we had originally scoped out in our business plan. iKoss has already added five employees beyond the original founders. The company’s ogy Incubator is a universityunique employment model sponsored economic developattracts high-caliber profesment initiative that supports sionals and promotes flexible entrepreneurs and business working arrangements, which start-ups in the technology benefit both their clients and sector and related industries. consultants. Since it officially opened in December 2009, it is ahead “Positive work-life balance is of its growth projections and a core value at iKoss, and we work with the latest technolo- currently houses 17 start-up companies. Earlier this year, gies to enable remote work Contributed Article

the incubator was a finalist in the “Rookie of the Year” award presented by InfoTech Niagara, an organization that promotes technology companies, entrepreneurs and students interested in technology According to a recent report by the Rockefeller Institute in Albany, N.Y., the Western New York Region provided 70% of all pure start-ups in the entire state, with SUNY Fredonia’s incubator providing nearly half of these, state-wide. A recent study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows that start-up firms are responsible for all net job growth in the U.S.

Meet Your Lenders Lenders representing local banks and area loan funds will Beth Reed be on hand to introduce themBusiness lenders from the selves and their programs. community will be gathering Approximately fifteen different on Wednesday, Sept. 19 to dis- banks and organizations are cuss the services they offer to expected to participate. This existing, as well as prospective forum will allow anyone interbusiness owners. The recepested in getting a business loan tion will be held in the Sarita a great chance to meet area Weeks Room on the Jamelenders in an informal session stown Campus of Jamestown and get valuable informaCommunity College from tion on the next best steps to 10:00 am until noon. There obtaining financing. is no cost to attend, however If you expect to need financpre-registration is required. Please call the Small Business ing for your business within the next year, this session is a Development Center at JCC unique opportunity. Discover (716-338-1024) to register or to get more information about what is available, what it takes to secure business financing, this opportunity. Contributed Article

and meet the local people who can help you get it. Banks and organizations that are already planning to participate include: Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, Chautauqua Opportunities, Community Bank, Five-Star Bank, Jamestown Savings Bank, Jamestown Local Development Corporation, Key Bank, Lakeshore Savings, New York State Business Development Corporation, New York State Small Business Development Center at JCC, Small Business Administration, and Southern Tier Enterprise Development Organization.

This Week in... Pets


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Rabbit perfect pet for condo living Quiet and friendly, rabbits have been popular pets for adults. Q: Our condo association allows small dogs, cats and birds, but no rabbits, guinea pigs or “exotic” pets. I’m renting a place, and I would like to buy. Right now, I have my pet rabbit “in secret,” but I’m not going to buy a place if I can’t have the pet of my choice and stay compliant. How can I get this rule changed? — via email A: Your condo association is probably still thinking of rabbits as “livestock,” not as pets. In fact, I can think of few animals better suited for condo or apartment living than a neutered house rabbit. They’re about the quietest pet I could think of owning, for one thing, and they’re unlikely to cause any conflict with neighbors. They’re small. Even the biggest rabbits aren’t much larger than a cat, and dwarf rabbits are considerably smaller. They’re also neat. A daily brushing will catch loose hair, and a vacuum will pick up scattered hay, food pellets or the occasional stray feces (it’s pea-sized, dry and round) that don’t make it into the litter box. Yes, a litter box: Many rabbits can be reliably trained to use a box filled with a little cat litter with fresh grass hay on top, changed daily. The one downside I can think of is that rabbits will engage in destructive chewing if left to choose their own recreation. Even this problem is easily solved by “rabbit-proofing” the living area — blocking off attractive chewing areas, putting power cords into protective covers — and offering safe chewing alternatives. I’d make the case to the association to expand its pet rules to include rabbits. If it won’t, you should have no problem finding another complex that will welcome a responsible homeowner with such a quiet pet. — Gina Spadafori 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.


Economy takes bite out of pet ownership

Keep your indoor cat healthy, happy with toys and games By Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick


hen we think of pets who need exercise and playtime, cats do not automatically spring to mind, but they should. Our domestic cats don’t need to hunt for a living, but they still have those natural instincts to chase, climb and hide. Toys, games and other forms of entertainment enrich your cat’s life and burn calories, keeping him happy and healthy. And kitty playtime takes only two or three minutes several times each day. Here are some of our favorite ways to keep cats Pet-supply retailers have countless choices in toys for cats, or active, both physically and you can improvise with homemade ones. mentally. at least until your cat is ready D Will play for food. The pet D Get a move on! Cats are for another nap. Just remember stores have a variety of food attracted by motion. Even the to put it away when you’re not puzzles — toys you put food into laziest of cats gets excited by around to supervise: You don’t for your cat to work out. If you the bouncing beam of a flashwant your cat swallowing the can’t find a food puzzle your cat light or laser pointer. Following the fast, erratic motion en- string and developing a danger- likes, try a homemade version. ous intestinal obstruction. Put dry food inside an empty hances a cat’s ability to think paper towel roll, and let your and move quickly. To give your D Live-action entertainment. A peaceful way to give cat figure out how to get at it. cat a real workout, direct the light beam up and down stairs your cat a taste of the hunt is to Or get a Wiffle ball and insert set a bird feeder just outside the pieces of kibble. They’ll fall or walls, encouraging the cat out when your cat bats the ball to run and jump. Be careful not window. The birds stay safely around. to shine a laser pointer in your outdoors and get a meal out of D Hide and seek. Put an cat’s eyes. Chasing a pingpong the deal, while your cat’s life is empty paper sack or a cardball down the hall will also get made more interesting on his side of the window. This is a board box with a little packing your cat moving. Some cats will even bring it back to you. great way to encourage your cat paper inside it on the floor and to do a little jumping — onto the let your cat explore. He’ll love D Gone fishin’. Other toys windowsill — and to appeal to the dark interiors and crinkly that arouse a cat’s desire to his birder nature. noises. Boxes are extra fun chase are fishing-pole toys, D Kitty brain candy. The when you have two cats, prowhich have flexible handles rapid movements of birds, viding the perfect way to play attached to lines with furry meerkats, aquarium fish and hide-and-seek. or feathery lures at the end. other prey animals are like Use your imagination to keep Dangle it over your cat’s head crack for cats. Feed your cat’s your cat busy. So many cats or drag it in front of him and hunger for prey in a nonviolent these days are indoors, which watch him become a silent way by turning on a nature is good for them, the neighbors stalker: ears forward, rear show or popping in a DVD and the wildlife. But when you twitching, then pouncing on made especially for cats. Make close the door on your cat, you his prey, rolling and kicking sure your TV is securely placed need to make the indoors more to “kill” it. His amazing flips interesting. Fortunately, doing and spins in pursuit of the lure so it won’t fall over if your cat decides to leap at the screen in a so strengthens the bond bewill keep your kitten — and tween you and your pet. you — entertained for hours, or vain attempt to score a meal.

• The economy appears to have finally dropped the rate of pet ownership, which has been on a seemingly recession-proof upward climb for years. According to figures released by the American Veterinary Medical Association and based on a survey of 50,000 households, 56 percent of all U.S. households reported owning a pet at the end of 2011, down 2.4 percent from the trade group’s last survey, in 2006. The U.S. population of dogs was around 70 million (a drop of 2 million), while cat ownership took a steeper decline, down 7.6 million to 74.1 million. Birds were down 20.6 percent over five years, while exotics (ferrets, rabbits, reptiles and rodents) fell 16.5 percent over the same period. • Dogs and cats are primary carriers of allergens (their dander, urine and saliva trigger allergy responses) as well as secondary carriers. Their coats are like a dust mop filled with whatever pollen is in the air or on the ground. Weekly baths with a hypoallergenic shampoo have been shown to help.

Many cats enjoy running water, and a drinking fountain is a better idea than leaving the faucet on. • Cats tend to be chronically dehydrated and they are finicky about their drinking water, so keeping a clean, fresh supply on hand all the time is important to their good health. A continuous-flow drinking fountain is a great way to fulfill your cat’s desire to drink running water without having a dripping faucet all the time. These fountains, which are available at pet-supply stores or through pet-supply websites and catalogs, make a steady supply of running water available to your cat, recycling and filtering it so it stays fresh. — Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori

Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week This week we are featuring “Bud”. He is a two-year-old beagle mix. He is as sweet as can be and runs like the wind. Bud has a ton of energy and loves to run. He has the cutest face and only weighs about 20 pounds. He likes everyone he meets and gets along well with other dogs. His perfect home would be with people that have time to play with him, teach him some basic obedience and cuddle with him. If you think the Bud would be a great addition to your family, stop by and see him at the Strunk Road Adoption Center. You won’t be disappointed! Bud’s adoption fee is discounted thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Pet of the Week is sponsored by The Annual Tom Pawelski Memorial Golf Tournament , held this past summer. The money raised from the 2010 tournament provides discounted adoption rates to Pet of the Week animals. Stop by CCHS and find your new best friend, 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown.

Lakeshore Humane Society Holds Annual Giant Yard Sale Contributed Article CCHS

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its Annual Giant Yard Sale on Saturday Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Floral Hall at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Hot dogs will

be sold both days from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. There will also be a bake sale, and raffles for a television, chaise lounge and a variety of baskets. The event is to help the many orphaned animals looking for permanent, loving homes.

Items to be contributed to the yard sale can be dropped off at Floral Hall Tuesday Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (No clothing, large appliances, metal bedsprings, encyclopedias, magazines, or electronics such as TV’s, com-

puter monitors, towers, and printers, please.) Call 672-1991 or go to www. for more information.

2825 Strunk Road • Jamestown716-665-2209


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New 5K to Benefit Major Emergency Department Renovation at Lake Shore Facility

tion, will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 near Lake Shore Health Care Center. Registration is under way for the First Annual Lake Erie Re- “We are excited about this gional Health System 5K Run/ event for two reasons,” said Walk, an event being planned Jonathan I. Lawrence, LERHSNY President and CEO. to benefit a major expansion project at the system’s hospital “First, this inaugural vineyard in Irving. The event, sponsored run/walk is an enjoyable, healthy activity for particiby the TLC Health FoundaContributed Article TLC Health Foundation

renovation of the Lake Shore Emergency Department, slated to begin sometime this fall. According to race organizers, the scenic trail run/ walk begins at TLC Health Network’s Administrative Office Building, 12644 Seneca Road, located behind Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving. Check-in time and a mini-health fair start at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. start time for the run/walk. Anyone attending is asked to park in the front hospital lot. Complimentary hotdogs and refreshments will be provided after the event. The course runs up Seneca Road and through a trail that includes scenic grape vineyards, views of a pond and Rosebrook Golf Course. Participants are asked to be aware that the terrain in some spots pants within a wide range of may be uneven and should not fitness levels. Second, this event is a unique opportunity be considered handicapped to raise funds and community accessible. For those using a stroller, a jogging stroller is awareness about our many services and the vital role Lake recommended. Shore Health Care Center Cost for those registering by and our Emergency DepartSept. 7 is $20; cost from Sept. ment has in our community.” 8 to 22 is $25. All participants Recently, officials announced signed up before the Early a $2.4 million expansion and

Bird Registration deadline are guaranteed a speciallydesigned T-shirt. Registrants after Sept. 8 will receive a shirt at a later date. The cost to register children 10 and younger is $5; shirts must be purchased separately. There is no fee for children in strollers. Additional shirts may be purchased at the event as quantities allow but supplies are limited. Checks should be payable to TLC Health Foundation. Any school track, cross-country or other sports teams that would like to participate as a group can contact organizers for special team shirt pricing. A minimum of 10 people is required for a team. Prizes for this first-time event will be awarded to first, second, and third in an overall men/women category and first place categories in various age divisions from age 14 and under to age 60 and over. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the first place employee finishers, male and female, from Brooks Memorial Hospital, and first place employee finishers, male and female, from TLC Health

Network. For registration forms, log onto or call 716-951-7000. Anyone with questions or those interested in obtaining more information on sponsorship opportunities can email 5K@ Co-sponsors of the 5K Run/Walk are WICU, WSEE, The CW, Lilly Broadcasting, Excelco/Newbrook, Inc., and Jubilee Foods. According to Linda Summers, FACHE, MBA, OT, Chief Operating Officer for TLC Health Network, the Emergency Department will expand from its current size of just over 3,000 square feet to add almost 4,000 square feet. “The new design, totaling some 7,000 square feet, features new equipment and design to better serve our communities,” she explained. “The inaugural TLC 5K race is a way for TLC to support healthy activities in our community and for the community to support the Emergency Department renovations through its participation and donations. It’s certainly a win-win for everyone!”

sizes and colors and shapes, and for some, it continues on to the halls of power – to the White House and Congress, to the corner office and the executive suite. For others, it leads to the great outdoors – to the Appalachian Trail, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. For still others, it culminates in service in the classroom and the laboratory, in distinguished military service, and the Peace Corp and the local community. The honor roll of Eagle Scouts reads like a who’s who of American Life: President Gerald Ford, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, astronaut Neil Armstrong,

businessman J.W. Marriott, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congressman G.T. Thompson and Congressman Bill Bradley, athlete Hank Aaron, explorer Steve Fossett, Tuskegee Airman Col. Charles McGee, Medal of Honor recipient Tommy Norris, Noble laureate Peter Agre, Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson, TV personality Mike Rowe, Frank Fritz, History Channel star from American Pickers, and many, many more. This year, over 50,000 Scouts will receive their Eagle Scout Award. Where will the trail lead them? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, what-

ever it is, odds are they will do it very well. Here in the Twin Tiers, the Allegheny Highlands Council, which serves Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties in New York, and McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania, averages about 40 Eagle Scouts a year, who will average about 130 to 150 hours per project, and every so often, there’s an ambitious 500 hour project. You just never know. For more information about scouting programs in your town, call the Scout Service Center at 716.665.BOYS(2697) and visit us at their webpage, .

Eagle Scouts, continued from page 12 all have been changed by the experience that has been called “the Ph.D. of Boyhood”. These young men have positively affected the face of American culture, by giving back to their fellow scouts, their communities, and beyond. Besides earning 21 merit badges, eleven of which are required, a scout must serve in various leadership roles in their Troop, and help other scouts along the Scouting trail by sharing the skills they have learned. The biggest requirement, which culminates the Eagle Scout candidate’s efforts, is accomplishing a community service project of a solid stature, which he must organize,

secure resources and recruit manpower to complete successfully. The Eagles’ service project is the single most greatest youth service initiative in history, and has touched every community in America, and in many towns and cities, hundreds and hundreds of times over the last century. You cannot read a small town newspaper in America without running across a story of an Eagle Scout Service project on a pretty regular basis. Whether it is building duck boxes, or installing a handicap-accessible ramp at a church, or painting an American Legion, or cleaning up a neglected cemetery,

many hours are spent by these scouts making a difference in their home towns. And some are more ambitious than others, to include building a playground at a Russian orphanage; or building a library for an African school; or restoring wetlands, some projects baffle the mind at the amount of energy and enthusiasm that these young Americans put into their projects. Just recently the National Eagle Scout Association announced that over 100 million hours of service has been spent by all Eagle Scouts, and every year forward, more than three million hours are added to that amazing total. The Eagle Scout comes in all



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Expectations High As Tri-Dunkirk Draws Near By Chris Winkler



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With less than two weeks before the second annual Dunkirk triathlon on Aug. 26, event director Rich Clark of Score-This!!! has just about everything under control. Well, at least everything he can control that is. “I was once told if you’re not nervous, then some thing is wrong,” Clark joked when referring to how his nerves are this close to the race. “But everything is shaping up great. The only thing that concerns me is what the weather will be like.” Of course that’s half the battle with triathlons: it’s all up to Mother Nature. Last year, Dunkirk played a beautiful host to the first time event with clear skies and warm weather. The following day, a fairly devastating storm hit the area that likely would have at least cancelled the swimming portion of the races. Clark can certainly only hope for the same fortune this year. “There’s a lot of different things that can make an event a success,” he said. “But as was the case with an event we had last week, it was a success because of no weather problems.” Clark admitted they’ve been lucky at times, but, Score-This!!! hasn’t had an event cancelled in 12 years. While there has to be more than rain to damper a triathlon, any inclement weather can leave a difficult decision for an event director. “I’d rather have 325 people angry at me that I cancelled the event than have one dead,” Clark said. “We watch the radar. Any lightning in the area, we’ll get them out of the water for sure. But with the bikes, it’s sort of a common sense thing. Regardless we brief everybody on contingency

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Competitors from last year's Dunkirk Triathlon head into the water for the swimming portion of the event. (Submitted by Score-This!!!)

plans in case there is weather. “And it’s better to be safe than sorry,” Clark continued. But weather concerns seem to be the only area of issue right now — as they are with all triathlons. For now, Clark and his team are still pushing for more participants to their field, one that is expected to be bigger than last year’s event. Which can be rather difficult for new venues such as Dunkirk’s. The Chautauqua County area is rather new to triathlons as mentioned in a story in The Star last month. Spreading the word about an event like this in such a new area is often times the most difficult part of a daunting planning process. Sure, Chautauqua County has a strong tradition of biking and running, but for whatever reasons,

triathlons have never really hit this area. That’s the prime reason for a relatively small field. “Slowly but surely,” Clark said. “It’s difficult with a new venue and while it is a slow process, we’re doing better than last year. We’re getting there.” While last year’s focus was on getting as many competitors as possible by reaching out to surrounding areas such as Buffalo, Clark said this year’s event has been to reach out to the locals. He said he thinks the number will grow to about 350 participants, but that number could be even much higher if the weather looks nice come the day of the event, especially for kids. Which is why kids can still register all the way up to the day of the event and adults can register until the night before during the pre-race pasta dinner held at the East Dunkirk Fire Department from 5 to

8 p.m. Saturday night. The pasta dinner is one thing that is new to this year’s race. In addition to picking up your pre-race packet, there will be a pasta dinner available for $8 — also available to the public — to help benefit Centaur Stride Therapeutic Horseback Riding. Paul Gavin, organizer and participant in the event, noted how last year’s pre-race pickup had many people mulling around after picking up their packet. “When these competitors come in from out of state, what they really need is some pasta the night before,” Gavin said. “What this gives us is a place for everyone to congregate and talk while giving the athletes a great meal beforehand.” Continued on pg 2

Olympics Come To Rocking End With A Pop Party By Paul Haven Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun. The closing ceremony offered a sensory blast including rock 'n' roll rickshaws, dustbin percussionists, an exploding yellow car and a marching band in red tunics and bearskin hats. It was all delivered in a psychedelic mashup that had 80,000 fans at Olympic Stadium stomping, cheering and singing along. Organizers estimated 300 million or more were watching around the world. The fun, festive and fast-moving show opened with pop bands Madness, Pet Shop Boys and One Direction, not to mention a shout-out to Winston Churchill and the Union Jack. There were also monochrome recreations of London landmarks covered in newsprint, from Big Ben's clocktower and Tower Bridge to the London Eye Ferris wheel and the chubby highrise known as the Gherkin. It all spread out across an Olympic

Fireworks go off as the London Olympics come to an end on Sunday night. The United States took home the most medals. (AP Photo)

Stadium floor arranged to resemble the British flag. The Who, the surviving members of Queen and the Spice Girls were expected to take the stage during the three-hour paean to British pop, and to the country's triumphant turn hosting the games. Prince William's wife, Kate, and Prince Harry took seats next to Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee. They sang along to "God Save the Queen." But perhaps the best seats in the house were for the 10,800 athletes,

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who marched in as one, rather than with their nations, symbolizing the harmony and friendship inspired by the games. As the crowd cheered, their heroes and flashbulbs rippled through the stadium, the Olympians cheered back, some carrying national flags, others snapping photographs with smartphones and cameras. The ceremony had something for everyone, from tween girls to 1960s hippies. The face of John Lennon appeared on the stadium floor, assembled by 101 fragments of sculpture, and just as quickly gave way to

George Michael. Eight minutes were turned over to Brazil, host of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, which promises an explosion of samba, sequins and Latin cool. Following tradition, the mayor of London was to hand the Olympic flag off to his Rio counterpart. There were also to be speeches by Rogge and London organizing committee chief Sebastian Coe, and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame. What a way to end games far more successful than many Londoners expected. Security woes were overcome, and traffic nightmares never materialized. The weather held up, more or less, and British athletes overachieved. It all came at a price tag of $14 billion, three times the original estimate. But nobody wanted to spoil the fun with such mundane concerns, at least not on this night. Britons, who had fretted for weeks that the games would become a fiasco, were buoyed by their biggest medal haul since 1908 — 29 golds and 65 medals in all. The United States edged China in both the gold medal and total medal standings, eclipsing its best perforContinued on pg 8

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Walleye Fishing Good, Not Great By Steve Peacock Star Outdoors Writer

Since August began, the walleye fishing has been good, but not great. Last weekend the conservation club walleye tournament was on and many of the teams struggled. My friends and I made it out on the lake Saturday morning. We fished from 6 to 10 a.m. and caught seven walleyes. None of the fish we caught were very big, but since we weren’t in the tournament we were happy. We found a spot where the fish finder showed a school of fish and as we trolled through we caught a walleye. So we just kept turning the boat around and trolling through the same spot until we were out of time. We had a hard time keeping worms on our harnesses because of all of the silver bass and other small fish. We were very busy for the entire four hours that we fished. One thing I found interesting is that all of the walleyes were caught while trolling the same direction. After we would turn around we could see them on the fish finder but we couldn’t get them to hit until we turned to our original direction. That was Saturday and after that the weather has cooled, we’ll have to wait and see what effect it might have on the fish. Once again we saw plenty of perch on the fish finder and we didn’t see any boats fishing for perch. I have wanted to go fishing for perch but I probably won’t until we stop catching walleye. The perch fishing is usually good well into the fall so I should have plenty of time to get out. Fall will be here before you know it. The new hunting and fishing licenses went on sale this past Monday.

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The boys of summer take over in Williamsport, Pa. as the Little League World Series takes center stage of the sports world this week. (AP File Photo)

Thursday, Aug. 16 11 a.m. & 7 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open Series: Western & Southern Open 1 & 8 p.m., ESPN — Little League World Series 5 p.m., ESPN2 — Little League World Series

Friday, Aug. 17

11 a.m. & 7 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open Series: Western & Southern Open 1 & 8 p.m., ESPN — Little League World Series 5 p.m., ESPN2 — Little League World Series 8 p.m., ABC — Buffalo Bills at Minnesota Vikings 8 p.m., FOX — Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens

Saturday, Aug. 18

10 a.m., ESPN — Barclay’s EPL: Arsenal vs. Sunderland 12 & 6 p.m., ESPN — Little League World Series 1 & 7 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open Series: Western & Southern Open 2:30 p.m., ESPN — NASCAR Nationwide Series at Montreal 3:30 p.m., FOX — Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Sunday, Aug. 19

12 & 5 p.m., ESPN2 — Little League World Series 1 p.m., ESPN — Pure Michigan 400 2 p.m., ABC — Little League World Series 3 p.m., CBS — Third Round at Wyndham Championship 4 p.m., ESPN2 — U.S. Open Series: Western & Southern Open 5 p.m., NBCSN — Philadelphia Union at D.C. United 8 p.m., ESPN — Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees 8 p.m., NBC — Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday, Aug. 20

12 p.m., ESPN2 — Little League World Series 2 p.m., ESPN — Little League World Series 3 p.m., ESPN2 — Barclay’s EPL: Everton vs. Manchester United 3 p.m., CBS — Final Round at Wyndham Championship 8 p.m., ESPN — MNF: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots 10 p.m., ESPN2 — San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Tuesday, Aug. 21

1 p.m., ESPN — Little League World Series 8 p.m., ESPN — 2012 World Series of Poker 8 p.m., ESPN2 — Little League World Series

Wednesday, Aug. 22

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Barclay’s EPL: Chelsea vs. Reading 4 & 8 p.m., ESPN — Little League World Series 7 p.m., ESPN2 — Wednesday Night Baseball

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The St. Bonaventure women's soccer team has been predicted to finish seventh in the Atlantic 10, according to preseason voting conducted by the league's 16 head coaches. Dayton women's soccer, coming off of their third consecutive Atlantic 10 Title and NCAA appearance, have been predicted to once again win the A-10 Championship. Richmond and La Salle, who finished with the best 2011 conference record, round out the top three, respectively. The Bonnies became one of three schools to qualify for their fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament after posting a 9-7-4 (4-2-3) record last season. They will need to replace seniors Emily Bucilla, Chelsea Smetzer, Hannah Lapp, Janelle Taylor, Alicia D'Alessandro, Dakota Carroll, Shannon Van Riper, Tori Burchett and Kaitlin Krisko who finished their careers with a 42-34-4 overall record, tying the school record for wins by a senior class. As a team, they finished last season in the top-10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rating.

The St. Bonaventure women's soccer team begins its season at Marquette (Milwaukee, Wis.) this Friday on Aug. 17. They host Pittsburgh next Friday for their home opener. (St. Bonaventure sports information)

The Bonnies' multiyear rate over the past four seasons is 997 (out of 1,000), the highest among all 14 teams at St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies will return 39 percent of their goal scoring from last season. Molly Curry returns having scored four goals, the most among returning players. Junior goalie Megan Junker turned in five shutouts last season, one shy of the school's single-season record. Burchett finished ranking 14th on the all-time points list (52) and tied for 15th on the career goals list (21). Krisko

has gone on to sign a professional contract to play in Sweden. The A-10 Women's Soccer championship will be held November 1-4 at the University of Rhode Island's Soccer Complex in Kingston, R.I. Team, 2011 Overall, Conference Record 1. Dayton (19-4-0, 7-2-0 A-10) 2. Richmond (13-5-3, 7-1-1 A-10) 3. La Salle (15-2-3, 7-0-2 A-10) 4. VCU (9-8-4, 6-2-3 CAA)

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5. UMass (14-5-2, 6-2-1 A-10) 6. Charlotte (7-10-4, 4-4-1 A-10) 7. St. Bonaventure (9-7-4, 4-23 A-10) 8. Fordham (8-8-3, 3-4-2 A-10) 9. Saint Louis (5-10-3, 3-5-1 A-10) 10. Butler (8-10-2, 3-5-0 Horizon) 11. Xavier (7-8-3, 2-5-2 A-10) 12. Rhode Island (7-10-2, 2-61 A-10) 13. Saint Joseph's (7-7-5, 2-4-3 A-10)

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the fundamentals of the martial arts. If at the end of the program they are interested in registering, we will offer a promotional special. No families will be turned away no matter their financial situation. Regular sessions accept all ages for the Recreation program and also offer classes for all ages. Parent or Guardian ONLY pays $5 per month with child registration.

Spaghetti Dinner To Benefit Centaur Stride Therapeutic Horseback Riding By Paul Gavin Contributed Article

Centaur Stride Inc., a 501C(3) charitable organization located in Westfield, N.Y. is pleased to announce a fund raising event that they are hosting on Saturday, Aug. 25th, 2012. The event will be a pasta dinner and will be held at the East Dunkirk Fire Hall

on South Roberts Road in Dunkirk in conjunction with the annual Dunkirk Triathlon races. The event will be open to the public and take-outs will be available. The pasta dinner will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs $8 per person with guest speakers making presentations during the dinner. Tickets are available online

at or by calling 363-0366. The funds raised will help support Centaur Stride’s operations and its overall mission to provide an inclusive environment of recreational enrichment for person with and without disabilities. Our vision is to be recognized as a premier provider of a variety of alternative recreational and

educational opportunities for the Western New York and Pennsylvania region. We rely heavily on volunteers and fund raising events to support our vision and mission. Please consider attending or donating to this fund raising event. If you have questions, reach Paul Gavin at 363-0366 or by email at gavin8931@

ning on carbon-fiber blades, who didn't win a medal but nonetheless left a champion. And sprinter Manteo Mitchell, who completed his leg of the 4x400 relay semifinal on a broken leg, allowing his team to qualify and win silver. "It was a dream for a sportslover like me," Rogge said of the two weeks of competition. Coe said the closing ceremony didn't aim to be profound, not even the irreverent romp through British history offered

by Danny Boyle's $42 million spectacle on opening night. The theme for the close, Coe said, could be summed up in three words. "Party. Party. Party." The show was to include performances of 30 British hit singles from the past five decades — whittled by Gavin from a list of 1,000 songs. Some at Olympic Park acknowledged happy surprise that not much had gone

wrong, and so much had gone right. "I was a bit worried we wouldn't be able to live up to it," said Phil Akrill of Chichester. "But walking around here it's just unbelievable." Even non-Brits were proud of their adopted homeland. "It's just been a really nice thing to see," said Anja Ekelof, a Swede who now lives in Scotland. "The whole country has come together."

Those numbers can’t happen at Dunkirk, at least not right now. But by keeping this event in Dunkirk, their numbers can only go up. Numbers at Evangola for A Tri in the Buff (in July) have gone up, leaving reason that it could happen here in Dunkirk too.

“The best part about this event is that everybody we’ve talked to has supported it right from the get-go,” Clark said. “It really makes everything easier for us and makes it that much more exciting.” The real excitement, though, will happen in two weeks when more than 300 participants from seven different states head to Dunkirk for the event. Including New York, people from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Connecticut, Texas and Hawaii will be competing. Certainly awareness has been raised quite a bit. The next step is the race.

CLOSING CEREMONIES continued from pg 1 mance at an Olympics on foreign soil after the Dream Team narrowly held off Spain in basketball for the country's 46th gold. "It's been an incredible fortnight," said Coe, an Olympic champion in his own right. While the games may have lacked some of the drama and grandeur of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, there were many unforgettable moments. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt

became an Olympic legend by repeating as champion in both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints. Michael Phelps ended his long career as the most decorated Olympian in history. British distance runner Mo Farah became a national treasure by sweeping the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races, and favorite daughter Jessica Ennis became a global phenomenon with her victory in the heptathlon.

Female athletes took center stage in a way they never had before. American gymnast Gabby Douglas soared to gold, the U.S. women's football team made a dramatic march to the championship. Packed houses turned out to watch the new event of women's boxing. And women competed for Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei for the first time. And then there was Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee from South Africa run-

COUNTDOWN TO TRI-DUNKIRK TRIATHLON continued from pg 1 Still it’s not too late to register, and you can even register at the dinner the night before. Currently in the late registration period, event prices range from $75 to $140 for adults. Prices go up an additional $15 on the final registration day. For kids, a flat rate of $25 all the way up until the race begins. The other main focus this year is a variety of events offering different levels for all ages and skill levels. You can do the whole triathlon or you can do a bike/run. Or you can even do a swim/run. Whatever it is, the options are plentiful, even for kids. An interesting topic discussed

with Clark was the measurement of success for this event. He mentioned a few, including avoiding injuries and dangerous weather. But perhaps the most important part of this event is simply the event itself. Building on its tradition and continuing to get the

word out to the public is the most important way to make the Tri-Dunkirk a future hit. “Popularity with the multisport in our area and central New York have grown exponentially over the last five years,” Clark said.

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For the baseball fans out there, I apologize ahead of time. But, the proverbial dog days s of August aren’t just tough for ts fans of teams nowhere near the Wild Card leader. The end 10) of summer is just the natural lull of the sports calendar. Golf fans, relax. While I’m one 4-2- who enjoys watching the most frustrating sport in the world, watching anything besides a major on Sunday isn’t the most enjoyable thing to do in our 1 short-lived date with the sun. Yes, the Olympics gave us a nice break, but as I mentioned in last week’s column, there’s 10) only so much to get into. And while I appreciate the events, 2-6- I’m sure as heck glad it’s over.

And yes, while Sunday may -4-3have been disappointing because the Olympics came to an end and the PGA Tournament offered little drama with Rory McIlroy doing his best Tiger Woods circa 2000 impersonar- ation, when Sunday came to an end, it was all for the best. d in Because that means the real of pro-the sports calendar is about to ies take over. tter Maybe I’m just a really big football fan. Or maybe I’m just especially bitter that my beloved Philadelphia Phillies sses are going to finish well under d- .500 for the first time since nth 2000. But, with September vastly approaching, it means football season is about to kick off and basketball and hockey seasons are right around the corner. Plus it means baseball’s pennant races and ensuing postseason are right there too. for And yes, I really love the U.S. Open (tennis) in the first two ely weeks of September as well. Perhaps it’s fitting my birthday ort falls on Sept. 9, huh? So while I may be doing this or a bit prematurely, lets bid ng August a fond farewell. s, 66 College football season opens up two weeks from today (if you’re picking this up on Thursday) with my South Carolina Gamecocks beginning their most anticipated season well, ever, on ESPN against Vanderbilt. But my personal feelings aside, the rest of the season to opens with a bang as well on h- Saturday with Notre Dame playing in Ireland (how cool is that?) and the two winningest d of programs in college football history — Alabama and Michigan — playing at night in The elof, House that Jerry Jones built in Arlington. There’s a flurry of try other really, really good games on Saturday, too. That same weekend, high school football kicks off its 2012 season in grand form as well. Southwestern, state vent ked om


runners-up in Class C, begin their march back to the Carrier Dome with Falconer. Archrival Fredonia opens up with JFK. Class D champs Maple Grove open in a pivotal league game up Route 60 with Silver Creek. And Jamestown opens an anticipated season against Kenmore West, the team they eliminated in Class AA semifinals a year ago. Can I clone myself multiple times for that Friday night? A week later? NFL. Bills fans haven’t had this much hope going into a season since my adolescent years. They begin with the much-hated New York Jets, a team they can’t seem to figure out, but will absolutely have to if they have any hope of ending this brutal playoff drought. I won’t get too far ahead of myself, but for the eat-breathelive sports fan such as myself, the summer months just have too little to offer. Sure, I know there are other things in the world besides sports, but is there really anything better? I guess there’s just something inherently special about September that gets me more amped up than anything on the sports calendar. My football teams are blatantly terrible just about every single year, so it’s not that. On a sidenote, my basketball teams are usually terrible too, so it’s not as though I’m mentally preparing for that, either. No, there’s just something about the leaves changing color, the weather dropping to a perfect temperature and the smell of grilles firing up in a parking lot for a football game. A plethora or sporting events helps too. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe you’re wondering if I’ve ever gone on a date considering how much time I devote to sitting in front of a TV or sitting in the stands watching or reporting a game. But for a sports fan, at least to me, the best time of the year is almost upon us. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably say the same thing in March. But, even if football isn’t your thing, maybe the other football is. Soccer season begins over in Europe soon, and so too do the high schools. Or if you’re a Sabres fan, you’re well aware preseason begins in late September. Locally, our Jamestown Ironmen open up their home schedule in mid-September as well. And although I don’t know anything about racing, I can tell you NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup beings in September, too. Not that there’s anything wrong with baseball, but boy have I missed some variety. There’s only so many mid-July games without a whole heck on the line that I can handle. And yes, I’ve reached my limit here in August. So get outside while you can. Go enjoy these last few days of the heat. Go fishing, go golfing. Just do whatever you have to do to clear your schedule before the real fun begins. I know I will.

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Prize Money At All-Time High For Gerry Rodeo


By Paul Cooley Contributing Writer

The 68th annual Gerry Fire Department’s PRCA rodeo completed its four performance event with all-time highs in both the number of contestants and prize money awarded as 169 pro cowboys and cowgirls competed for a total of $44,787 in the seven traditional rodeo events — bareback and saddle broncs, steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. The contestants came from 27 states as well as Ontario and Quebec, with all of them being required to be members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, headquartered in Colorado Springs. The original estimates for prize money were set at $35,000, but the large number of contests paying entry fees along with monies from the fire department and sponsors increased the total by almost $10,000. All contestants were given two “go rounds” or attempts in their event except for the barrel racers who were limited to one because of the large number of entries in that event. First year stock contractors Shawn and Shana Graham, the husband and wife owners of Painted Pony Pro Rodeo of Lake Luzerne, brought approximately 175 head of stock as well as furnishing the specialty acts, bull fighters, fences, and chutes, and were responsible for producing the show each night. Attendance for the four nights was 7,092 while the number of barbeque beef dinners served was just four short of the 3,000 mark. A New York cowboy, Darren Morgan of Fort Edward, bested the other cowboys from across the nation, to win the AllAround Cowboy award, which is given to the contestant who wins the most money while participating in at least two events. Morgan entered three — steer wrestling, tie down roping, and team roping- and won two of those events to take home $2,330.89. He also received a Montana Silversmith belt buckle, an extra bonus given by the Fire Department to the winner of each individual event. The most money won was by Cody McCartney from Temperance, Mich., who took home $2,793, but he was first in just one event to come in second to Morgan in the All-Around competition. Because there was a tie in the saddle bronc riding, J.T. Hitch won the buckle in that event on a coin toss. The amount of prize money won by contestants in each event varies depending

Rodeo chairman Tom Atwell (right) presents the All-Around Cowboy award to Darren Morgan following Saturday's closing performance of the 68th annual Gerry rodeo.

on number of contestants entered as well as the number who placed in each. The top three in each event this week in Gerry are as follows: Bareback Riding: Tyler Waltz, Martin, TN $471.20 Logan Corbett, Almo, KY $353.40 Tim O'Connell, Zwingle, IA $235.60 Saddle Bronc Riding: Jacobs Crawley, College Station, TX $897.75 (tie) J.T. Hitch, Stilesville, IN $897.57 (tie) Chad Alesky, Monroeton, PA $513.00 Tie Down Roping: Cody McCartney, Temperance, MI $1,197.00 Thomas Linton, Hudson Falls, NY $897.75 Tim Naylor, Hancock, MD $598.50 Team Roping: (A team of two) Darren Morgan, Fort Edward, NY $830.57 Shawn Quinn, Schuylerville, NY $830.57

Carmine Nastri, Ballston, NY $622.93 Lewis Rimes, Jr., York Springs, PA $622.93 Frankie Fernandez, Johnstown, NY $415.29 Brice Stafford, Cleburne, TX $415.29 Steer Wrestling: Chad Stoltzfus, Rising Sun, MD $893.00 Lee Ellsworth, Hudson Falls, NY $669.75 Tom Farrelly, Cayuga, NY $446.50 Bull Riding: Chris Prange, Cochranville, PA $606.10 Scott Sellers, Townsend, DE $454.57 John Leinaweaver, Ortanna, PA $303.05 Barrel Racing: Nickie Stoltzfus, McClure, PA $1,185.03 Taylor Young, Carlisle, PA $1,015.74 Shada Brazile, Decatur, TX $846.45

Visitors Bureau Announces Annual Golf Tournament Contributed Article

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

Chautauqua, N.Y. — The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau announces plans for the 16th annual golf tournament held in honor of CCVB founding director, Donald Hogan. The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Chautauqua Golf Club, beginning at

8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Contestants will compete for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes plus longest drive and closest to the pin awards. The cost is $80 per person and includes a buffet lunch. Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit the Donald Hogan Tourism Scholarship program. This program awards between three to four scholarships to area seniors each year

based on an essay outlining the importance and relevance of tourism in Chautauqua County. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded $36,000 in scholarships to 60 area students. Donald Hogan was the director of Chautauqua County Vacationlands Association, forerunner of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, until 1989. The Chautauqua County

Visitors Bureau, a not-forprofit agency, is the official tourism promotion agency for Chautauqua County and New York State's ChautauquaAllegheny Region including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties. Parties interested in playing in the CCVB/Hogan Memorial Golf Tournament or in sponsoring a hole, should contact Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau at 716-357-4569.

Two More London Olympians Added To Skating And Gymnastics Spectacular Contributed Article

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — It was announced today by Steve Disson, Executive Producer of the Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular NBC special, that Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton have been added to the cast for the Saturday, Dec. 15 show at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in Jamestown, N.Y. Standings as of Aug 12, 2012 Horton and Dalton join a sier gymnastics cast that already Top Gun uch 1. 8-Ball Assassins includes 2012 Olympic gold Jake Upson is first in the 2. Da Wicked Skibbies medalists Gabrielle (Gabby) Purple Tier. Tony Leroy is first Douglas, Alexandra (Aly) gh, 3. Drew's Team in the Red Tier. Terry Briden- Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber, 4. Ronnie's Crazy 8's baker is first in the Yellow 2012 Olympic all-around Tier. Jim Smith is first in the ent 5. Jamestown St. Marauders bronze medalist Danell Leyva, Blue Tier. 2012 U.S. all-around cham6. Jamestown Tavern pion John Orozco, and 2008 For more information contact lva- 7. Howey's Team David Covert Division Rep at Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin. 698-2291. i Jonathan Horton is a two-time Olympian who not only comen peted in London in the team and high bar finals, but is the 2008 Olympic silver medal-

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Gold medalist Gabby Douglas, along with several other American Olympians from 2008 and 2012 will be at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Dec. 15. (AP Photo)

ist on high bar and helped the 2008 Olympic team win bronze in the team competition. Horton also was on the 2011 World bronze medal winning team and is the 2012 U.S. champion on still rings where he also earned the bronze medal on high bar at that competition as well. Horton is a three-time American Cup all-around champion, the 2010 World all-around bronze medalist, the 2009 and 2010 U.S. all-around champion, has competed as a World Championships team member for 2006-2007, 2009-2011,

and has received the following honors: the 2008 USA Gymnastics Men’s Athlete of the Year and the 2008 NCAA Nissen-Emery Award. Jake Dalton is the 2011 and 2012 Visa National Championships floor exercise and vault champion, as well as the 2012 NCAA all-around and parallel bars champion where he also added the team and floor exercise silver medals, and still rings and high bar bronze medals at the NCAA Championships to his medal tally. Dalton competed for

USA at the London Games in the team and floor exercise finals and earned a 2011 World bronze medal in the team competition last year. He is the 2011 Winter Cup Challenge all-around, floor exercise, and vault champion, 2011 NCAA vault and floor exercise champion, 2009 U.S. vault champion, and was a member of the 2009 World Championship team. Tickets to see this event live are on sale now and start at $45. Club level seats are $70 and front row seats are set at $100. There are also 50 seats available on the ground level of the arena where the action will be taking place. These 50 seats are $279 each and include a pre-show chalk talk with the athletes as well as a meet & greet after party with the show’s performers. Tickets are available through extremetix at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena Box Office, by phone at 716-484-2624 or online at jamestownarena. com

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Dwight Howard Heads To Lakers In Blockbuster Deal

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McIlroy Wins PGA Championship By Record 8 Strokes By Doug Ferguson Associated Press

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Right down to his red shirt, Rory McIlroy looked every bit the part of golf's next star in another command performance at the PGA Championship. McIlroy validated his recordsetting U.S. Open win last year by blowing away the field Sunday at Kiawah Island. One last birdie from 25 feet on the Dwight Howard (right) and Kobe Bryant (left) will now be team18th hole gave him a 6-under mates in Los Angeles after the Lakers acquired arguably the 66 for an eight-shot victory, NBA's best big man in a four-team blockbuster deal last week. breaking the PGA Champi(AP File Photo) onship record for margin of major contender for another By Tim Reynolds victory that Jack Nicklaus set Associated Press NBA title. in 1980. “I'll probably play two or three The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland returned to No. 1 LONDON (AP) — Talk about more years. Then the team is his,” Bryant said. “I'm excited in the world, and he became an L.A. Story. for the franchise because now the youngest player since Seve It goes like this: Dwight they have a player that can Ballesteros to win two majors. Howard travels to Los Angeles carry the franchise well after Tiger Woods was about four for back surgery four months I'm gone. This should be his months older than McIlroy ago, walks around Beverly and he should want to accept when he won his second major. Hills each day as part of his that challenge.” Just like the U.S. Open, this one rehabilitation program, and Time will tell. was never seriously in doubt. routinely meets the same woman along the route. Howard, who may not be McIlroy seized control with ready for the start of the back-to-back birdies Sunday “She would say, 'Come to the season while continuing to morning to complete the Lakers, come to the Lakers,”' storm-delayed third round with Howard said. “If she's watching, recover from back surgery that he had performed in Los a 67 and build a three-shot lead. I'm here. Your wish came true.” Angeles four months ago, No one got closer than two Sure did. So did his — he's out plans to become a free agent shots the rest of the way, and of Orlando. next July. McIlroy closed out a remarkIt took four teams, 11 other He could stay with the Lakers. able week by playing bogey-free players, five draft picks and over the final 23 holes of a He could end up in Dallas, countless rounds of talks demanding Ocean Course. which should have oodles of over many months, but the cap space. Maybe the BrookOrlando Magic decided that lyn Nets — one of HowFriday was the right time to ard's preferred destinations start over without the NBA's throughout this saga — find a best center and end a saga that way into the mix again. By Michael Marot has dogged the franchise for Associated Press “I told him this is a great place what seems like an eternity. for him,” Bryant said. “You Howard is off to play alongtalk about all the great centers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — side Kobe Bryant in Los Ange- this team has had. Now he's Andrew Luck knows life in les, after a megadeal involving the next in line.” the NFL can't be this easy for the Lakers, Magic, PhiladelBryant said the Lakers should a rookie. phia and Denver was worked be poised to win now. The out Thursday and completed The No. 1 overall draft pick Friday after the NBA reviewed Magic, they might not be say- threw his first NFL pass for ing that for years. and approved the particulars. a long touchdown, just like After an offseason when the Peyton Manning in 1998, then “It was just a very tough situMagic fired coach Stan Van led Indianapolis to two more ation for everybody to let go,” touchdowns. Luck one-upped Howard said. “I'm finally glad Gundy and general manager Otis Smith, they're now truly his predecessor by winning that it's over with. Myself and beginning anew. Sunday's preseason opener the Magic organization, we 38-3 over St. Louis - Indy's can all start over and begin a In 1996, the Magic watched first preseason-opening win new career. Today is a fresh Shaquille O'Neal sign as a new start for all of us.” free agent with the Lakers. At since 1994. least this time, when they lost “To get a win, get in the game As far as the other headlinsomeone with the “Superand put some drives together ers involved, Andrew Bynum is great,” Luck said. “But I leaves the Lakers for Philadel- man” nickname, they got something back. realize, and the guys in the phia and Andre Iguodala is heading to Denver. “Next season, and really sub- locker room realize, it's a preseason game and things sequent seasons, are going to “Are we taking a step back? will be different as the season be about getting better every Absolutely, we are,” Magic goes along.” day,” Hennigan said. general manager Rob HenLuck might have the toughest nigan said. “But we're taking a Orlando got guard Arron job in football this season — step back with a vision.” Afflalo and forward Al Harreplacing Manning, the longrington from Denver, forward Even while otherwise busy at time face of Indy's franchise. Moe Harkless and center the London Olympics, Bryant Nikola Vucevic from PhilaBut he showed everyone Sunquickly proclaimed that the delphia, and forward Josh day that he can do whatever Lakers are “locked and loaded McRoberts and guard Chrisis asked. to bring back the title.” tian Eyenga from the Lakers. Colts coaches wanted the man He spoke with Howard on Fribilled as the most polished day morning, and interrupted The Lakers acquired Howard, guard Chris Duhon and NFL rookie since Manning to his pursuit of a gold medal forward Earl Clark from Ortake 20 to 25 snaps. He got 24. (the Americans claimed that Sunday) to talk about how the They wanted to keep him Continued on pg 10 Lakers look very much like a upright, and though Luck hit

Rory McIlroy celebrates after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green, finalizing his second major victory and clinching the largest PGA Championship margin ever. (AP Photo)

David Lynn, a 38-year-old from England who was playing in America for the first time, won the B-flight. He closed with a 68 and was the runner-up. Woods, who shared the 36-hole lead for the second time this year in a major, was never a serious factor. He tossed away his chances Saturday before the storm blew in and never could get closer than four shots. He closed with a 72, failing to break par on the weekend in any of the four majors for the first time in his career. If there was a signature shot for McIlroy at Kiawah Island, it might have been Saturday when his tee shot lodged into a tree on the third hole. He only found it with help from

Classic in early March, he went into a tailspin by missing four cuts over five tournaments, as questions swirled that his romance with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki was hurting his game. Instead, McIlroy put a big hurt on the strongest field of the year. ''He's very good. We all know the talent he has,'' Woods said. ''He went through a little spell this year, and I think that was good for him. We all go through those spells in our careers. He's got all the talent in the world to do what he's doing. And this is the way that Rory can play. When he gets it going, it's pretty impressive to watch.'' McIlroy finished on 13-under 275. Ian Poulter put up the stiffest challenge, though not for long. Poulter, who started the final round six shots behind, made six birdies through seven holes to get within two shots. He made three straight bogeys on the back nine and had to settle for a 69. He tied for third at 4-under 284, along with Justin Rose (66) and defending champion Keegan Bradley (68). McIlroy was tied for the lead with Vijay Singh when he returned Sunday. Twenty-seven holes later, he had no peer in the final major of the year.

the TV crew, took his penalty shot and fired a wedge into 6 feet to save par. He was on his way, and he never let up. McIlroy also won the U.S. Open by eight shots, the kind of dominance that Woods has displayed over so many years. By winning the PGA Championship, he is halfway home to the career Grand Slam. ''It was a great round of golf. I'm speechless,'' said McIlroy after hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy, the heaviest of the four majors. ''It's just been incredible. I had a good feeling about it at the start. I never imagined to do this.'' Winning the final major the year ends what had been a tumultuous season for McIlroy. Continued on pg 10 Despite winning the Honda

Luck Impresses In Colts Debut As Indy Routs Rams 38-3

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck threw a 63 yard touchdown on his first pass as a Colt. Of course it's just preseason and the pass barely passed the line of scrimmage, but Luck is off to a nice start for the Colts. (AP Photo)

the ground twice, he was not sacked. They wanted him to show his command of the offense, and in less than one half, Luck seemed to have Manning's playbook down pat, from the perfect baseball slide to rushing his team to the line of scrimmage so the Rams couldn't challenge a catch on the sideline. The rookie quarterback wound up 10 of 16 for 188 yards with two TD passes and a quarterback rating of 142.6. Three of the incompletions were drops, two were throwaways, and only one pass, the deep out that rookie T.Y. Hilton barely caught on the sideline, came close to being

favorites including Manning during a tumultuous offseason — Luck quickly turned the page on the past with a start fans may never forget. With the rookie quarterback under pressure on his first play, Luck calmly stepped forward and dumped the ball off to Brown, who darted up the field with blockers in front, then cut from right to left and outran the defense to the end zone. Luck pumped his fist in the air and jogged to the sideline with a broad smile across his face. Longtime Colts fans had seen it before. Back in '98, Manning's first pass was an 8-yard route to Marvin Harrison, who took the ball and sprinted to the end zone for a 48-yard score. “I think (quarterbacks coach) Clyde (Chirstensen) told me that about a week ago,” Luck said, laughing. “I guess it's coincidence. Funny, huh?” Certainly not to the Rams (No. 28), who pressured Luck most of the day, yet couldn't force him into mistakes, get him on the ground or find a way to reach the end zone. The Rams' offense moved the ball on its first two series, under Sam Bradford, but stalled.

picked off. It was the most lopsided preseason win for the Colts (No. 32 in the AP Pro32) since a 35-0 rout of Washington in 1966. “I know we picked him up off the turf a couple times, but he's a big, strong, athletic guy and he can take a hit. We don't want him taking too many, but to see him perform the way he did and do the things that he did under pressure, I thought he handled it well,” new coach Chuck Pagano said. After everything the Colts endured during the run up to drafting Luck — the injury to Manning, an 0-13 start in 2011, the release of many fan Continued on pg 10

After Arrest And Release From Dolphins, Wife Divorces Johnson Contributed Article Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Evelyn Lozada is ending her 41-dayold marriage to Chad Johnson after the football star was arrested for allegedly headbutting her over the weekend. A rep for the VH1 reality star confirmed reports that Lozada filed for divorce Tuesday. “Given the recent events that have taken place, Evelyn has decided to file for divorce and move on with her life,” Lozada’s lawyer, Michael B. Gilden, told the TV show “The Insider” in a statement. Johnson released his own statement — the first since his arrest — on his official website, OCNN, and reaffirmed his love for Lozada.

“I am going to let the legal process run its course. I wish Evelyn nothing but the best, I have no negative words to say about her, the only thing I can say is I love her very much,” said Johnson, who was dumped by the Miami Dolphins a day after the arrest. “I will continue to be positive and stay training hard for another opportunity in the NFL. I appreciate all my fans and supporters and if I have disappointed you in any way, you have my sincerest apologies. Once again I will continue to stay positive and appreciate all the support during this tough period in my life.” The marriage imploded Saturday after an argument between the two ended with Lozada being treated at a hospital for lacerations to her head.

The enigmatic Chad Johnson was released from the Dolphins earlier in the week. (AP Photo)

According to Davie, Fla., police, Lozada found a receipt for condoms and confronted Johnson about it at dinner. The argument continued during their drive home, and when they arrived at their driveway, he allegedly headbutted her. In a 911 call released by authorities, a neighbor told

police that there was an incident involving a “highprofile person” and is heard telling Lozada to wipe the blood from her head. Lozada is heard saying that Johnson head-butted her, and the caller says Lozada will probably need stitches. However, Johnson told police she head-butted him.

Earlier Tuesday, Lozada said in a statement: “I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.” Johnson is a six-time Pro Bowler who last season was on the New England Patriots. His July 4 wedding to Lozada - whom he courted publicly on the VH1 series “Basketball Wives” — was taped for a spinoff show called “Ev & Ocho.” It was due to debut Sept. 3, but VH1 shelved it after Johnson’s weekend arrest. Johnson — formerly known

as Chad Ochocinco — and Lozada were prominently featured in the recent first episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins.” Lozada was the former fiancee of former NBA player Antoine Walker and has been one of the main stars of “Basketball Wives,” which also features Shaunie O’Neal, the former wife of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. In court papers filed on Tuesday, Lozada says the two had a premarital agreement but asks Johnson pay for her attorney fees associated with the divorce. Besides ending her marriage, Lozada also was mourning the loss of her brother-in-law, who walked her down the aisle and was to be a part of the “Ev & Ocho” show. • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)


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11 saves (second most in the NYPL). Jheyson Manzueta has been great, too. The righthander has struck out 28 batters in 25 innings and has 1.80 ERA with a 2-0 record. Jose Rodriguez has a 0.96 ERA since being demoted from Jupiter. The nightmare has been behind the battery mate, though. Jamestown catchers are hitting a combined .158 with no help on the horizon. Sharif Othman is showing some decent power signs, but hasn’t been able to get his average near .200. On the infield, Viosergy Rosa’s incredible July earned him a nod to the all-star game but the first baseman has been in a slump over the last week-plus. Still, Rosa’s mass improvement over the past year should earn him a promotion over the offseason. The final two weeks of

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Other veteran infielders Yeison Hernandez, Pedro Mendoza and Ronny Peralta have struggled, though. Hernandez and Mendoza are in their fourth years of pro ball, while Peralta is in fifth. It’s doubtful any would return to Jamestown next year. In the outfield, it’s almost a complete new squad compared to Opening Day. Cody Keefer (UCLA) was called up from GCL, while Cameron Flynn was sent back down to the rookie league. Flynn was hitting just .214 with a .280 on-base percentage in his first pro season in Jamestown, but likely became the victim of a crowded outfield. That’s because recent addition Michael Main, a former first round pick as a pitcher has been a godsend for the Jammers. Main couldn’t seem to put it all together on the mound, but is having a fantastic season at the plate by hitting .323 in three stints through the Marlins minor league organization. In Jamestown, he’s hitting .329 with a .400 on-base percentage in 20 games. He’s done a wonderful job solidifying the Jamestown top of the order. Meahwhile all-stars Jesus Solorzano and Juancito Martinez have been integral pieces of the Jammers all year long. It’s the second straight all-star selection for Solorzano, who is batting .296 and is two off the homerun lead in the NYPL.

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the season may be more important for him than any other player on the roster, though. On the flip side, second baseman Anthony Gomez has caught fire. The rookie out of Vanderbilt rode a seven-game hit streak into the all-star break and has bumped his average all the way up to .275. Along with arguably the best defensive skills on the team, Gomez has more than washed away what looked like a tough rookie year. Jammer Veteran Yefri Perez has quietly had a strong season as well, which may have come at the best time considering it was probably a make-or-break year for the 21-yearold infielder. He hasn’t shown a lot of plate discipline, but he’s hit for a consistent average and should finish around .300.

Martinez Named ASG MVP

New York Penn League Standings

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Going 2-for-2 with two stolen bases, a run scored and a run batted in, Jamestown Jammers centerfielder Juancito Martinez was named the New York Penn League’s All-Star Game Most Valuable Player on Tuesday night. Martinez started the game and batted ninth for the National League team, which went on to win by a convincing margin, 8-1. "When I saw my name in the lineup, I was just ecstatic," Martinez told through a translator. "I just wanted to do a good job out here and show people what I can do. Most people know I'm a fast guy, so I think everyone on the field knew I would try to steal." In his best display of the game, Martinez singled in a run to put the NL up 2-0 in the fifth. He then stole second and third base before coming home to score on an errant throw while attempting to steal third. The Jammers were well represented in the game, though, even besides Martinez. Outfielder Jesus Solorzano started in right field and was in the No. 3 slot, although Solorzano went hitless in two plate appearances. First baseman Viosergy Rosa also started and batted fifth for the NL. Rosa went 0-for-2 before being lifted for Auburn’s Shawn Pleffner in the sixth inning. Closer Nick Wittgren started the top of the second. He got one batter out before allowing a single up the middle. It was the only two batters Wittgren faced. And of course, the team was managed by first year manager Angel Espada with the rest of the Jammers staff representing the National League.



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Race: Pure Michigan 400 Where: Michigan International speedway When: Sunday, 12 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch (right)

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Race: NAPA Auto Parts 200 Where: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve When: Saturday, 2 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2011 Winner: Marcos Ambrose


Race: VFW 200 Where: Michigan International Speedway When: Saturday, 12 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2011 Winner: Kevin Harvick

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Deathless decade NASCAR racing achieves great strides in safety in last ten years

Richard Petty and Marcos Ambrose celebrate Sunday’s victory at Watkins Glen. (NASCAR photo)

Ambrose: ‘They made right call’ While some drivers were upset that NASCAR didn’t throw the yellow flag for oil on the track on the last lap at Watkins Glen, winner Marcos Ambrose said leaving the green flag out was the lesser of evils. “No one wants to see these races finish under caution or bunch back up in these twoby-twos and making a random finish,” he said. “We had the three fastest cars duking it out for the win and that’s the way it should be. “I think they made the right call.”


en years ago on the NASCAR circuit, rarely a day or a press conference went by without a discussion of safety. Those times were as troubling for NASCAR as they come. There had been three on-track deaths the year before – Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin Jr., eight weeks apart, both in Turn Three at New Hampshire, then Tony Roper at Texas. Then in the season-opening Daytona 500 in 2001, the sport’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, died on the last lap of the race. Just when it looked like the sport might be able to put its tragedies behind for a bit, Blaise Alexander was killed in a crash during an ARCA race at Charlotte. NASCAR itself, as well as its drivers and teams, began to react in 2000, looking to make the cars and tracks safer, but the initiative really ramped up after Earnhardt’s death. Ten years later there have been no deaths on the track, and even serious injuries have become rare, thanks to innovations like SAFER barriers, commonly known as soft walls, HANS head-and-neck restraints and the safety features incorporated into the Car of Tomorrow. Safety issues are rarely discussed in press conferences, and drivers seem more at ease these days. Jeff Burton, who stepped up as a garage leader especially on matters of safety during the days after Earnhardt’s death, said the mindset in NASCAR is somewhat different today. But he said that drivers, by their nature, tend to think more about how to make their cars faster than they do about what might happen to them in a crash. “I think it’s important to know that I don’t really know that we really ever felt unsafe,” Burton said. “I think people don’t understand that we’ve had huge safety improvements, but in many cases we didn’t really know that we weren’t doing as well as we were doing it.” Some have said that periods of aggressive racing and the “Boys, have at it” stance by NASCAR come about because of the safety changes made since the deaths of 2000 and 2001, the thinking being that drivers make risky moves because they don’t believe they’ll get hurt in doing so. Burton said that’s just not so. “I find that kind of ridiculous, to be quite honest,” he said. “I don’t believe people drive in race cars worried about getting hurt.” That school of thought was evident in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s comments last week at Watkins Glen. “The cars are safe, and we are not in physical danger of injury,” he said. “That kind of stuff may loom large in stick and ball sports, but in our sport, really the only thing you’ve got to worry about is burning yourself out mentally. If you just prepare yourself for that, you can handle that. “It’s a little bit different since we are driv-


Earnhardt won’t pick favorites

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 20 Toyota, and Bobby Labonte, driver of the No. 47 Toyota, are involved in an incident during the July 29 Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (NASCAR photo) ing race cars, and we’ve got all the safety equipment that we have to keep us in one piece.” Burton said that drivers try to maintain an attitude like Earnhardt Jr.’s. “Race car drivers have a way of sliding that stuff in the back of their head,” he said. “I really can’t say that I have a different comfort level. I do know I have a comfort level that everybody is way more proactive than we used to be. And I knew we weren’t proactive prior to [Earnhardt’s death].” Burton also pointed out that while there have been great strides on the safety front, there are still many places on race tracks where drivers could get hurt. “We still have concrete walls,” he said. “We still have a lot of places on the race track that don’t have SAFER barriers. We’ve seen drivers hit in openings in walls and stuff like that even after all of these things we’ve learned. “That gets a little frustrating from time to time. You shouldn’t have to re-learn things. You learn it, you ought to apply it. And sometimes we’ve haven’t done as good a job as we’ve needed to do in those areas.” Burton said that even though there haven’t been any fatal accidents, tracks still need to address their safety issues. Watkins Glen made some changes since last year’s race there.

“I think the main initiative now is to continue looking at our race tracks and continue to make improvements by having SAFER barriers, by having the openings in the wall constructed better,” he said. “There are still some infield walls that drivers can get into and get into an awful position by hitting the wrong way. “We’ve got to go and fix all those problems that could be out there. You can’t halfway do anything. When the race tracks made the huge investments they made to put the softer walls in, that was awesome. That was great. Now they’ve got to go make the other investment to put it everywhere. “You think about Daytona, for example. More wrecks happen on the straights than they do in the corners. We need softer walls everywhere. We need to look at openings and the grass. Grass at race tracks is ridiculous. They should never have grass on race tracks. “All those things need to be looked at and taken care of.” He said the same is true of the cars. “The way to do that is to keep looking and not be afraid to look and not to be afraid of what the answer is going to be,” he said. “And NASCAR has done a great job of that. They went from very reactionary to very proactive. They’ve stepped it up.”

Ambrose, Kahne, others vie for ‘wild card’slots When Marcos Ambrose came slipping and sliding through Bobby Labonte’s oil on the last lap to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen, he scored his second career victory and also put himself in the running for one of the two wild card slots for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kasey Kahne, with his two race victories, leads the wild card standings, and there are five drivers behind him with one win apiece. Ryan Newman is the leader of that pack, followed by Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Ambrose and Joey Logano. Busch could have stepped away from the one-win group as he was leading on the last lap at the Glen before spinning after contact with Brad Keselowski, who finished second in the race. Ambrose, who has proven to be a strong road racer, needs to win at least one of the four remaining races in the 26-race regular season to have a good shot at a Chase berth, but he’s typically not as fast on ovals. But this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway could be just what he needs to bolster his position in the standings. “We got the pole at Michigan [in June],” he said. “We were running top five all day there. There’s no reason why we can’t go there and surprise them again.” Had Busch been able to hold on over the final lap and win at the Glen, he’d have put himself in a strong wild card position with two victories. Instead, he’s still in a tight battle. He left the track without commenting to reporters, but his crew chief Dave Rogers did address the situation. “You can get in the Chase without winning [a second race],” Rogers said. “But it certainly would be nice to have that win … “I think if we keep performing the way we’re performing, we’ll get this turned around and get another win.” The Watkins Glen victory also was timely for Ambrose

Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet, wins the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15. (NASCAR photo) and his Richard Petty Motorsports team, which is facing some uncertainty about its manufacturer support for next year. Team co-owner Richard Petty addressed the manufacturer issue during the winner’s press conference at the Glen, saying the addition of Penske Racing to the Ford camp hasn’t been the best of news for his two-car team. “We’ve got to finish up this year with Ford,” he said. “We’ve got a contract with them. When the Penske deal came about, then we were kind of shuffled around a little bit with Ford. I don’t think we’re shuffled out, but we’re kind of shuffled around. “So we’re just going to have to renegotiate our contract with Ford.”

The Sprint Cup Series is headed back to Michigan International Speedway, where Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the most recent Cup winner. It’s also the track where he got his second most recent win, back in 2008, but he said during his media appearance at Watkins Glen that he wouldn’t go so far as to say the Michigan track is one of his favorites. “I don’t have a favorite anymore because I have figured out that if I had favorites, I had ones I didn’t like, and when I would go to those ones I didn’t like, I didn’t run good because I would go in with a bad attitude about it. I wouldn’t get a good result,” he said. “I would go to Darlington being miserable about being there, and run miserable and have a miserable experience. “Everybody around me was affected by … that emotion.” He said there was a time when he felt that was about the latter portion of the schedule. “The first couple of years in the Cup series, I would get to about eight weeks left in the year and wish it was over because it just felt like it was so long,” he said. “I felt like I was just burned out. I was just arguing and struggling, and pulling and pushing and shoving within my team. Or, with other drivers, or what have you. Or, just the sport. Just not agreeing. Just kind of struggling; frustrated, even when things were going good.” If Earnhardt were to reveal a list of his least favorite tracks, Watkins Glen likely would make the list. He spun late on Sunday, finished 28th and dropped three spots to fourth in the standings, 17 points behind new leader Jimmie Johnson, who finished third at the Glen. “I just got in the corner and made a mistake, and that was pretty much all there was to it,” Earnhardt said. “I was just overdriving the car.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs autographs at Pocono. (NASCAR photo)

SPRINT CUP POINTS 1. Jimmie Johnson 777; Leader 2. Greg Biffle 776; behind -1 3. Matt Kenseth 775; behind -2 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 760; behind -17 5. Brad Keselowski 733; behind -44 6. Martin Truex Jr. 728; behind -49 7. Clint Bowyer 719; behind -58 8. Tony Stewart 716; behind -61 9. Kevin Harvick 710; behind -67 10. Denny Hamlin 693; behind -84

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SPEAKING who have 28 Drivers started all 22 Sprint Cup races this season

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Laps led by Jimmie Johnson in the past 15 Cup races at Michigan, most of any driver


Points separating the top three drivers in the Sprint Cup standings (Jimmie Johnson leads, with Greg Biffle second, -1, and Matt Kenseth third, -2)

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August 16, 2012 Edition – Sports Section – B

Dave Hess Jr. And Max Blair Are Kings Of The Hill At Eriez Speedway By Jay Pees

Contributing Writer

HAMMETT, Pa. — The day started out dreary and rainy with several downpours in the area, but by race time the rain had left and some of the most pleasant conditions of the season awaited racers and fans at Eriez Speedway. Dave Hess Jr. and Max Blair proved to be Kings of the Hill in the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models and Dan’s Rt. 8 Boardwalk Bar & Grill FASTRAK Late Model preliminaries. In FASTRAK Late Model feature race action Blair took over the lead after a lap 15 restart for the win. Rob Blair won a narrow victory over Mike Knight in the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model feature, his second of the season at Eriez. Defending champion Mike Knight won the Plyler Overhead Door E-Mod feature, his first points paying win of the season here. Steve Kania drove to his fifth Conway & O’Malley Limited Late Model feature win while Wade Watson got his eighth trip to victory lane in the Gannon University Sportsmen and former champion Chris Withers got his first of the year. Joe Beach got his first visit to Victory Lane in the Kandy’s Gentleman’s club Challengers feature. Darrell Bossard and Rob Blair paced the field for the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model feature with Blair leading until Hess got by at lap ten. Just a lap later Hess suffered mechanical ails putting Blair back to the front with point’s leader Mike Knight right behind. At 19 laps complete Chuck Parker spun in the front straight setting up a six-lap dash for the cash. Diving low in the turns Knight was able to get alongside but could not make it stick. Blair went on to his second win of the season over Knight, Bossard, Chris Hackett, and Dave Lyon. 2011 champion Kyle Zimmerman and Jamie

Max Blair continues his solid season throughout the area by winning the FASTRAK Late Model at Eriez Speedway. (Courtesy of Eriez Speedway official website)

Brown brought the Dan’s Rt. 8 Boardwalk Bar & Grill FASTRAK Late Models to the green with Zimmerman opening a big lead over the first several laps. Bob Dorman came from the second row to second with Dennis Lunger third and Max Blair fourth. Khole Wanzer tightened things up for the front-runners when he spun at lap 6. After green Lunger came to second, which lasted two laps until Bobby Rohrer looped his mount. Blair came to third on the restart. With five laps remaining Wanzer again spun out for another yellow flag. At the restart Wanzer again spun, retiring him for the night. Using the high side Blair came to second in the first turn after restarting then came by Zimmerman for the lead at the end on the first lap under green. It was Blair’s fifth point’s win of the season and lengthened his lead. Second was Lunger with Wright coming by Zimmerman on the final lap for third. Bob Dorman was fifth. Mike Kinney started the Plyler Overhead Door

E-Mod feature from the pole position with Shane Crotty alongside. Both drivers were looking for their first-ever feature wins at Eriez and Kinney looked determined as he took off with the immediate lead and John Boyd coming by Crotty for second. Sixth starting Mike Knight, the defending champion, was second after four laps and took over the lead at lap 5. After a restart at lap 5, point’s leader Joel Watson emitted a puff of smoke and exited the event. Steve Dixon got by Boyd late in the race for second. Scott Gurdak wound up fourth with Steve Simon getting by pole-sitter Kinney for fifth. Chris McGuire started the Conway & O’Malley Limited Late Model feature from the pole with four-time winner Steve Kania to his right. Kania wasted no time assuming the lead with McGuire second and Jake Finnerty third. Tyler Green took over third at lap 3 and Dan Maim came to fourth two laps later. Maxim got by Green for third at lap 13. The only yellow


came at lap 15 for a back-marker spinning in turn four. Maxim took over second when the green came back over the field but Kania was not to be denied his fifth checkered flag of the year. The finish was Kania, Maxim, McGuire, Finnerty, and Green. Tim Card, the only driver to defeat Wade Watson this season, led Watson in the early going of the Gannon University Sportsman feature. At the completion of lap 6 Watson was leading and on his way to his eighth win of the season. Card held onto second until the checkers despite constant pressure from former champion Don McGuire. Jake Eller finished fourth ahead of Clint Haskins. Tim Thompson and Chris Withers brought 20 Bonnell’s Collision Street Stocks to Mark Matthews’ green flag with Thompson taking the immediate lead. Third-running Gary Fisher retired to the pits during a caution at lap one but was able to return to rejoin the field. After restarting former champion Withers took over at the front before completion of one more lap. After another restart Jimmy Kennerknecht came to second with Mark Frontera third. Withers went on to the win with Frontera getting by Kennerknecht for second. Following Kennerknecht to the line was Mark Thompson and Gary Fisher. The Kandy’s Gentleman’s Club Challengers started with a lap 1 caution then a hard wreck at the restart that had several cars bouncing off the front straight wall and eliminating Chad Bender from the event and resulting in five-time winner Kasey Hammond stuck in the infield mud from the several day’s rain. After extrication from the mud, Hammond was unable to continue, ending her winning streak. When racing resumed Joe Beach led Mike Rizzo until Zach Downes took over the second spot at halfway. Beach, who started from the pole, went on to his first win of the season over Downes, Jim Diabo, Mike Pohl, and Stephen Enlow.

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2012 Summer Olympics Final Medal Count 1 2 3 4 5

United States China Russia Great Britain Germany

G 46 38 24 29 11

S 29 27 25 17 19

B 29 22 33 19 14

Total 104 87 82 65 44

6 7 8 9 10

Japan Australia France South Korea Italy

Durant, James Lead Way As Men’s Hoops Team Takes Gold Again

G 7 7 11 13 8

S 14 16 11 8 9

B 17 12 12 7 11

Total 38 35 34 28 28

LONDON — This was no Dream Team. This was reality. The gold medal was in doubt for the U.S. men's basketball team. The Americans led Spain by only one point after three quarters, a back-and-forth, impossible-to-turn-away-from game that almost anyone would hope for in an Olympic final. Especially, it turns out, the U.S. players. "We knew it wasn't going to be easy. We didn't want it easy," LeBron James said. "A lot of teams have won gold easy. We didn't want it that way. We're a competitive team, and we love when it gets tight. That's when our will and determination kind of shows. It was the same way in '08." Same result, too. The Americans defended their title Sunday by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory and their second straight Olympic championship. And just like 2008, the starstudded Americans had to work for this one. The London 2012 daily magazine proclaimed them "the new Dream Team" in an article, but the real Dream Team never had a game like this 20 years ago in Barcelona. And if that means this group isn't worthy of the comparisons to Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Co., the players had their own response. "Everybody wants to make that comparison, but at the end of the day we're both wearing these," forward Kevin Love said, pulling on his gold medal. "That's pretty good." James capped one of basketball's most brilliant individual years with a monster dunk and a huge 3-pointer in the final 2:50 that finally ended a Spanish threat few expected after the Americans had been so dominant for so long in London. Yet four years after beating

Netherlands Ukraine Canada Hungary Spain

S 6 5 5 4 10

B 8 9 12 5 4

Total 20 20 18 17 17

Now To Rio, Full Of Olympic 2016 Jitters By Jenny Barchfield Associated Press

Contributed Article Associated Press

11 12 13 14 15

G 6 6 1 8 3

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The snuffing out of the Olympic flame in London Sunday marked a conclusion for most, but for 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro it kicked off four years of pre-games jitters and a race against the clock to ready this notoriously laidKevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant back beach city for the global pose for a picture after winning their gold medal game 107-100 sports showcase. over Spain. It was the second straight gold for the USA men's team. (AP Photo) Playing Olympic host is a being handed flags, this group high-stakes bet for any counSpain 118-107 in a classic in of NBA players — and one Beijing, the U.S. found itself try, but Brazil seems to have kid just out of college — who more riding on the games in another tight one, unable grew into a tight-knit group to ever really slow the Spanish than most. The nation has down until the closing minutes. during their time together, enjoyed an economic surge paraded around the fl oor, the over the past decade, a boom Kevin Durant scored 30 points Stars and Stripes fl owing off that saw it overtake Britain and James had 19 on a day their backs like capes. as the world's sixth biggest he joined Jordan as the only Yes, they were Olympic super- economy. Brazilians regard players to win the NBA title, heroes again, but they had to the Olympics as their grand regular-season MVP, NBA entrance onto the world stage Finals MVP and Olympic gold fight until the finish. — and their emergence as a in the same year. "To do it twice is a special superpower. moment," Carmelo Anthony "It was a good year. It was a said. "As the U.S. men's team, Still, observers say efficiency great year for me as an indiand punctuality have never we go through a lot. For us vidual," James said. "But this been the country's strong to persevere the way we did right here, it means more than suit, and many are bracing is just a special moment for myself, it means more than my for a rocky ride as Rio rushes myself, and for the guys who name on my back. It means to build the city's four main are on this team." everything to the name on the Olympic sites and undertakes front. I'm happy that I was able For Kobe Bryant, it was his a massive, pre-games infrato contribute to this great team. last Olympic moment. "This structure overhaul. Rio is It's one of the best teams ever." is it for me," said Bryant, who also one of 12 Brazilian cities scored 17 points and now has gearing up to host the World Coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has said he's retiring as nation- a second gold medal to go Cup football tournament in with his five NBA champion- 2014. al team coach after restoring ships. "The other guys are the Americans to their place “On the ground, we can atop world basketball, emptied good to go." expect ... cost overruns and his bench in the final minute. Pau Gasol scored 24 points a rush to push through projJames stood with both arms in and Juan Carlos Navarro ects. Cariocas (Rio residents) had 21 for Spain, which was the air, then held Durant in a will see their cost of living long hug before they came off again just a few minutes from increase, their streets clogged its first basketball gold but the court. and the branding of their couldn't finish the job against public spaces,” said ChristoThe Americans, who insisted the Americans. pher Gaffney, an American they were better than their The U.S. came in averaging academic who's a visiting 2008 version and even good nearly 117 points and stomp- professor at the graduate enough to take a game from ing on their competition school of architecture and urthe 1992 Dream Team, may with such ease that even the ban planning at the Fluminnot have been at that level. Olympics' own daily preview ense Federal University in Still, they were better again had a hard time envisioning Rio's sister city, Niteroi. His than Spain — though not by intrigue, writing that it would research focuses on preparamuch. When the final horn "likely take a great game from tions for the World Cup and sounded, Krzyzewski locked Spain and an off-day from the Olympics. James in a tight embrace as USA to cause an upset." “While the Brazilians will Bruce Springsteen's "Born In Well, Spain brought the great undoubtedly pull together a The USA" rocked the arena. game and trailed by only a point great party, the hangover will The Americans hugged at heading into the fourth quarter. last for a generation,” Gaffney midcourt, guard James Hardsaid. en holding a doll of the OlymContinued on pg 10 More than 230 projects are pic mascot, and then after

housing, or already have been slated to be finished by the removed, in the 12 cities that 2016 games, with the sports will host World Cup matches, venues scheduled for delivaccording to the Coalition ery between mid-2015 and of Popular Committees early-2016 for test events, according to the International for the World Cup and the Olympics, an advocacy group Olympic Committee. Of for residents of the affected those, over 65 have already shantytowns. been completed or are in the final stages. Rio authorities insist the evictions have been carried out That leaves a high volume legally, but advocates counter of projects to be carried out that the city's compensation simultaneously over the next is grossly inadequate. four years — a feat that even Rio 2016 organizers acknowl- Activists are also campaignedge is tricky. ing against the planned metro extension. They contend the “Time is an adversary but chosen trajectory is less in time is also on our side,” Leonardo Gryner, CEO of the the interest of the public good Rio 2016 organizing commit- than that of well-connected lobbyists. tee, told reporters at a news conference Friday in London. “In terms of public transit, “We'll get a few cold sweats the legacy of the games will but this is normal. We are on be nil,” said engineer Licinio time and going according to Machado Rogerio, a member schedule.” of The Metro that Rio Needs, a nonprofit group pushing for Rio 2016 organizers see the an alternative subway route games as a pivotal moment that has received considerable in the city's history that will support from urban planners, turn the page on the decades architects and academics. of slow decline and neglect “Everyone sees the project that followed the loss of the and comes away scratching capital to Brasilia in 1960. their head because it's so Speaking at a recent news clearly the wrong solution.” conference, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes promised the event Even the name of an Olympic would leave an “enormous stadium has sparked a polegacy.” lemic. The stadium slated to host the track and field events City, state and local govbears the name of Joao Haveernments are investing lange, the disgraced Brazilian nearly $12 billion in masformer head of world soccer sive infrastructure projects body FIFA. they say will help revitalize derelict urban areas and ease Swiss court documents the chronic transportation published last month showed woes in this metropolis of 6 Havelange received milmillion. Beyond the sporting lions of dollars in a World venues, Rio is slated to get a Cup kickback scandal in the new metro line, a revamped 1990s. He paid a Swiss court airport, improved roads and a about $550,000 to end a renovated port. criminal investigation into alBut many of the projects have leged embezzlement. The decision on a possible stadium been tainted by controversy, some even before ground was name change is up to the city, but officials have insisted the broken. name is here to stay. Amnesty International and Beyond the controversies, the United Nations have called attention to allegations other Olympic projects have been plagued by technical of human rights abuses in mistakes. “The preparaconnection with the evictions have barely begun and tion of families living on already we've seen pop up land slated for Olympic and surreal examples of problems World Cup projects. Nationwide, some 170,000 people are facing threats to their Continued on pg 10


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August 16, 2012 Edition – Sports Section – B

WR Johnson Upset After Bills Open With A Dud

By John Wawrow Associated Press

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Not good enough. That was the message delivered by receiver Stevie Johnson after the Buffalo Bills returned to practice Saturday, two days een after the offense produced a hat preseason-opening dud. hes, “It's only so long where you can be the old Bills getting beat around this conference,” Johnson said. “Preseason oup game, practice, we've got to d be better if we want to get to where we want to be.” vic-The high expectations the t Bills (No. 19 in the AP Pro32) nter carried into training camp on were dealt a setback after the offense bumbled through a n- 7-6 loss to the Washington etroRedskins on Thursday. he Buffalo's starters managed just two first downs and 40 oodnet yards in three possessions. d Worse yet, they settled for a field goal on their second drive, which began at the Redskins 21 ll following a fumble recovery. nio Instead of looking like the ber productive offense that helped ds, the team get off to a 5-2 start for last season, the Bills on Thurse day resembled more the unit ablethat came unraveled in losing ers, eight of its final nine games. Johnson refused to use limited g playing time or first-game jitters as an excuse. .” “We're the ones (starters) so mpic we've got to play like ones,” Johnson said. “It's only so long to before it's going to be Week 1, ents when we'll be going out there ve- and playing against the Jets. ian So let's get it going.” er The Bills look to rebound in preparing for a game at Minnesota on Friday. wed Coach Chan Gailey was pleased in being relayed Johnson's comments, because they echoed the he message he issued to players in urt a meeting before practice. “I'm glad he feels that way. If o al- everybody doesn't feel that dem city, he


Ryan Fitzpatrick (No. 14) tries to avoid Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo during last week's preseason game that the Bills lost 7-6. (AP Photo)

way then we're in trouble,” Gailey said. “We made progress last year, but it's not going to happen just because we did it last year. You've got to make it happen again this year.” Ryan Fitzpatrick was sacked on the first play from scrimmage and didn't convert a first down until his third and final drive, and only after the Bills went with a no-huddle attack. He finished 6 of 14 for 61 yards passing, including two completions to Johnson. The second- and third-string

units were just as ineffective behind Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young, who are competing for the backup job. Thigpen failed to score despite a possession in which he took seven snaps inside the Redskins' 10 yard-line. Young took over to start the second half, and finished 5 of 12 for 50 yards, and led the Bills with 37 yards rushing. That included a 21-yard keeper on third-and-20. Lack of discipline was a big

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issue for Buffalo, which was penalized 14 times for 134 yards. Things got so bad that fullback Corey McIntyre, rookie offensive lineman Mark Asper and rookie receiver T.J. Graham were each flagged for false-start penalties four plays apart during Buffalo's first possession of the second quarter. “Yeah, that is just undisciplined,” Gailey said. That is my fault. I have to get that straight.” The starters looked a little bit better in practice Saturday, especially in the red zone. Fitzpatrick went one stretch completing three consecutive touchdown passes. He hit David Nelson in a crowd over the middle. He hit Derek Hagan with a quick out to the left, and then the receiver deked past cornerback Stephon Gilmore on his way into the end zone. And Fitzpatrick threw a perfect fade pass, hitting T.J. Graham on the run in the right corner of the end zone. The offense then took a step back in closing practice when it failed to score during a twominute drill session. Practice ended when Fitzpatrick missed Johnson deep over the middle in what appeared to be a miscommunication between the two. Running back Fred Jackson was unhappy with the team's performance on Thursday, but considered it a good lesson and something the Bills can build off of. “If we go out there and play like that, we're going to lose a lot of football games,” Jackson said. “We can't overreact, but we do need to learn from it.” NOTES: WR Nelson returned to practice after missing the preseason game and much of the previous 10 days with a sprained right knee. ... DT Spencer Johnson was held out with what Gailey called a minor injury to his left shoulder. ... Gailey said C Eric Wood (coming off season-ending right knee surgery) is targeted to make his preseason debut in two weeks, when the Bills host Pittsburgh.

Cuomo, Schumer Move To Keep Bills In Town By Carolyn Thompson Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the appointment of a sports expert to advise the state in its efforts to secure the Buffalo Bills' future in western New York. Sen. Charles Schumer, meantime, said he has asked the National Football League for changes in a stadium renovation loan program that he said would advance the same goal. The moves come as negotiations are under way between the Bills and Erie County and New York State to extend the Bills' lease at Ralph Wilson Stadium in suburban Buffalo. The current deal expires in July 2013. The talks include how to divide the costs of proposed renovations to the 40-year-old facility, estimated at upwards of $200 million to $220 million. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has said the Bills and the NFL have been asked to contribute an undisclosed share. At a news conference at the stadium Wednesday, Schumer, D-N.Y., said he has spoken with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about his idea that a “due on sale” clause in the NFL's G-4 loan program be waived for teams that have had the same owner for at least 20 years. The clause requires owners to fully repay the loans if the team is sold. Although the Bills' 93-yearold owner Ralph Wilson has maintained that he has no intention of selling the team during his lifetime, he has indicated his heirs would sell the team, meaning any G-4 loan the Bills might receive for stadium upgrades would likely have to be repaid before the end of 18- to 20-year term of the loan.

“It could end up offering very little benefit to the Bills,” Schumer said. The G-4 program provides matching dollars from a league loan pool for investments teams make in their stadiums. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, also in western New York Wednesday to deliver a lecture, said he had discussed Schumer's idea with the senator but stopped short of endorsing it outright. “We spoke briefly about some ideas that he had,” Goodell said, “and I said that we'll continue to work with him and see how they work. “I think everybody wants the Bills to be here in western New York and Buffalo. They want to do it in a successful way, and their lease is up so it's important to get this done and to have a long-term lease that will address the short-term stadium issues and the longterm stadium issues.” The Bills did not immediately respond to questions about whether the team is interested in pursuing a G-4 loan or has been deterred by the repayment upon sale provision. Cuomo, meanwhile, announced the hiring of Irwin Raij, a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and co-chair of the Sports Industry Team, who specializes in stadium development projects and lease agreements. “New York state is committed to doing all we can to keep the Bills a part of the Buffalo community, while also protecting taxpayer dollars and seeing that the team can thrive in western New York for years to come,” Cuomo said. Raij, who led the team that represented Guggenheim Baseball Management in the recent acquisition of the Los Continued on pg 10

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MCILROY SETS RECORD continued from pg 4 When he won the U.S. Open last year, Padraig Harrington suggested that perhaps McIlroy — not Woods — might be the one to challenge the record 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus. That looked like nothing more than one Irishman boosting another when McIlroy didn't come close in the next five majors. But now? ''I think winning his second major is going to make things a lot easier for him,'' Harrington said. ''I think last year he proved it, but there's been

ups and downs since his last major win because of the pressure and the expectations and the hype. Now he's delivered again. It's going to be a lot easier for him going forward. And he'll get better.'' Poulter's birdie on the par-5 11th hole closed the gap to two shots, but not for long. From the sandy area short of the 10th green, McIlroy blasted out and closed his eyes when the wind blew sand into his face. He never saw the ball check a foot from the cup. And with a 10-foot birdie on

the 12th, there was no stopping him. The win ends a streak of the last 16 majors going to 16 different winners. McIlroy joined Woods, Harrington and Mickelson as the only players to win majors in consecutive years over the last two decades. ''It means an awful lot to look at the names on that trophy, and to put my name alongside them is very special,'' McIlroy said. He might have won this major before breakfast. He was among 26 players who

LUCKY DEBUT continued from pg 4 St. Louis did get a 37-yard field goal when Kellen Clemens was running the offense. Otherwise, it was a daylong struggle for Jeff Fisher's new team. “It's kind of an unusual game because the offense puts a drive together and then, bang, they're back on the field one play later because we gave up a touchdown,” the Rams coach said. “Then you're trying to catch up with plays for your defense and then you can't stop them and then you can't get the plays for your offense. We tried to get as many plays as we could on tape and we'll move on.” Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010 and the Offensive

Rookie of the Year, was 7 of 9 for 57 yards and recovered his own fumble. Clemens was 4 of 6 for 18 yards. And the feature attraction stole the show. “He's a good player. He's got mobility and he sees well,” Fisher said of Luck. “He has got arm strength. Coach (Bruce) Arians has done a great job with him so this far in the offense.” And the Rams had no answers. Four plays after converting third-and-3 with the 12-yard pass to Hilton, Luck hooked up with Austin Collie in the front corner of the end zone for a 23-yard score to make it 14-0.

had to return Sunday morning, playing the back nine to finish the storm-delayed third round. Tied with Vijay Singh at 6-under par, McIlroy missed two short birdie chances, and then made bogey on the 13th. He rebounded with birdies on the 15th and 16th, a tough bunker save on the 17th and a closing par for a 67 that gave him a threeshot lead. Not once during the final round did the kid look like he was going to lose this one. After going back to his island

while hitting out of the dunes on the 15th hole in the morning, and his day got even more painful from there. He has gone 14 majors since winning his last one, No. 14, at the 2008 U.S. Open. He looks to be closer, with three PGA Tour wins this year and two 36-hole leads in the majors. ''I came out with the probably the wrong attitude yesterday,'' he said. ''And I was too relaxed, and tried to enjoy it, and that's now how I play. I play intense and full systems go. That cost me.''

TRADES, TRADES, TRADES continued from pg 4 On Luck's fourth series, he took the Colts on a methodical 13-play, 80-yard drive. Delone Carter ended the drive with a 1-yard run to make it 21-3, and Indy closed it out with two second-half touchdowns and Pat McAfee's 31-yard field goal — even if the Colts know things are about to get much tougher for the rookie. “I'm sure he's going to have some bumpy roads from here on out. Every game is not going to be like this,” veteran receiver Reggie Wayne said. “As players, we understand that. Us being able to overcome those bumpy roads and keep it moving makes the next time out there better.”

lando. The Magic also traded guard Jason Richardson to Philadelphia. Orlando also gets five draft picks over five years. “There will be no panic,” Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. “There will be no chaos.” The Lakers pulled off the deal and somehow kept Pau Gasol in the process — something many didn't expect when Los Angeles first started getting mentioned in the Howard trade mix. “It makes the NBA that much more exciting,” Knicks forward and U.S. Olympian Carmelo Anthony said. The trade was announced during the Spain-Russia semifinal matchup at the Olympics. Gasol scored 16 points, helping the Spanish team reach the gold come, he had faith things medal game with a 67-59 win. would work out in the end. Afterward, that seemed sec“There are definitely things we need to work on, organi- ondary. He was still with the zation-wise,” said Figueireiro, Lakers, and now has the game's most dominant big man a 56-year-old barman at a alongside him. For a moment, neighborhood cafe, where a TV blared the Brazilian wom- gold-medal talk was pushed aside for NBA title chatter. en's volleyball final against the U.S. “But we're experts at “I think it's something that pulling rabbits out of hats at puts us in a position of bethe last minute and I'm sure ing an extremely powerful that's what we're going to do. team and a team with all the At least I hope so.” chances of going for the ring again,” Gasol said. The 76ers got involved in trade talks about a month ago, first reaching out to the Magic to inquire about landing Howard themselves. Not long after realizing that wouldn't happen, the talks grew. And when Denver got

RIO BOUND FOR 2016 continued from pg 8 which clearly could have been Games was judged inadequate to house the swimavoided,” read a recent arming competitions and needs ticle in the Veja newsweekly a costly renovation to host magazine. the Olympic water polo and The site of the equestrian events, a military zone in the diving events. The legendary north of the city, is thought to Maracana football stadium, be dotted with explosives left which was overhauled for the Pan Am Games, is undergoover from trainings and will ing another upgrade ahead of require a three-to-six month the World Cup. sweep to remove the forgotRio native Joao Carlos de ten ordnance. 8/13/2012 12:29:28 Figueireiro saidPMthat despite An Olympic-sized pool built the “mess” that was sure to for the 2007 Pan American

home for breakfast, a quick nap and a change of clothes — a bright red shirt, no less — McIlroy looked solid as ever. After pulling his approach on the par-5 second hole under a tree, he hit wedge off the wood chips to 6 feet for birdie. He came up just short of the green at No. 3, where the tees were moved up to play 293 yards, and hit an even better flip wedge to a tiny target on an elevated green. McIlroy holed a 15-foot birdie putt, and he was on his way. Woods stepped into a cactus

involved, the pieces fell into place, although Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said he wasn't sure a deal would happen 48 hours before things actually got done. “One of the things we needed to do was we needed to get a post presence, a guy who can score on the low block, give us size, rebounding, defense,” said 76ers coach Doug Collins, in London working with NBC as an analyst for Olympic basketball. “We think that Andrew is one of the top two NBA centers in the league, so we're thrilled about doing that. And we're sad to lose Andre. He helped us win a lot of games and in the two years that I've been with him.” Collins won't wait long to see Iguodala in another uniform: The Nuggets open the season in Philadelphia on Oct. 31. Philadelphia believes it would have a chance to keep Bynum long term, noting that he's a native of neighboring New Jersey. “We've gotten bigger, we've gotten stronger and we've gotten more athletic than we were at this time last year,” 76ers President Rod Thorn said. “Andrew is the best center in the East. Anytime you have the best center, it's a real plus. This is still a game that big men are very, very important in.” For the Lakers to get Howard, they needed to give up the All-Star center — Bynum — they've nurtured since he was a 17-year-old draft pick. “Andrew is a bright, hard-

working man who's going to have a very successful and productive NBA career. And we wish him well in Philadelphia,” Kupchak said. The Lakers already made one splash in this offseason, getting Steve Nash from Phoenix. So they got better at point guard, and did the same at center. Now the Lakers may have a roster that would rival the NBA champion Miami Heat, Western Conference champ Oklahoma City and the rest of the NBA's best. “It's crazy. It hasn't really hit me yet,” Howard said. “I'm just happy to be here and I'm going to make the best out of it.” Howard entered last year as the subject of trade rumors, especially since he could have opted out of his deal at season's end and become a free agent. He decided that he would not exercise that option, then found himself in another mess in April when Van Gundy said team officials told him that Howard wanted him fired. Howard denied it. Ultimately, it didn't matter. Van Gundy's gone, Smith is gone, and now so is Howard. “Sometimes, things don't work out the way everyone hopes, and I think that was the case here,” Hennigan said. “We tried to establish a relationship with Dwight that was built on interpersonal exchanges. We always felt like that may evolve in one direction or another.” Turns out, that direction was west.

BACK TO BACK GOLD FOR USA continued from pg 8 But the Spanish somehow lost sight of James, and the game's best player drove uncontested and threw it down for a 99-91 lead with 2:48 left. After Marc Gasol dunked, James dribbled outside the circle with Marc Gasol giving him just a bit too much room, and James pulled up for the 3 that made it 10293 with 1:59 to play. Pau Gasol then was called for an offensive foul on a pick, and the Americans could sense that it was over. Gasol, who carried the flag for Spain in the opening ceremony, nearly carried his country to its greatest Olympic basketball glory, but had a big miss inside with Spain down by six about three minutes to go, screaming out loud in frustration as he went back down the court. "I am disappointed, but on the other side I'm very proud how of the we competed, how we played," Gasol said. "We fought for 40 minutes. I am proud of having another Olympic medal around my neck. "It's disappointing because I thought we had our chance. We were right there pretty much the entire game. We let

them get away in the fourth and we couldn't get back." James and the Americans would soon realize this one wasn't going to be all fun and games. They used an 18-4 run to wipe out their early five-point deficit and made seven 3-pointers in the first quarter, yet led by only eight points. Spain then opened the second period with a 12-2 burst, taking a 39-37 lead on a 3-pointer by Sergio Rodriguez. Both teams grew frustrated with the officiating — Spain in particular when Marc Gasol was called for his fourth foul while going for a rebound with 5:29 remaining in the first half. The Spanish scored their final seven points on free throws, cutting the U.S. lead to 59-58. "Of course we did. We wouldn't be playing if we didn't think we had a chance," Marc Gasol said. "Give them a lot of credit. They made a lot of shots — tough shots. They have so many options, great players and they made shots." Size was always the Americans' biggest obstacle, and the 7-foot-1 Pau Gasol dominated them to start the second half,

scoring Spain's first 13 points to give them a 71-70 lead at the midpoint of the third quarter. Serge Ibaka at 6-10 also hurt the U.S. inside, and the Americans led only 83-82 heading into the fourth. Chris Paul's basket while drawing a foul near the end had Krzyzewski jumping for joy in his final minutes as U.S. national team coach. He said even before joining Hank Iba as the only coaches to lead the U.S. to consecutive golds that this would be his last game — though USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo promised to do his best sales job to bring the respected coach back. He led a powerful performance in Britain, where there is such little history and awareness of basketball that some basic rules were explained during pregame announcements. Now the British have seen the game at its highest level. "We came through from the beginning of July and worked hard for one goal and I'm glad I accomplished it," Durant said.

THE FUTURE OF THE BILLS continued from pg 9 Angeles Dodgers, said he would leverage his experience to find a way to keep the Bills from leaving town. “I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to

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The draw string

Spin of the shaft will lessen impact When the clubface moves away from the ball at the start of your swing, it’s in the process of opening (pointing to the right of target for right-handers), and this is perfectly correct. The face opens naturally as a golfer’s body rotates during the backswing. If you don’t spin the shaft as you turn, the clubface will stay square to whatever path or arc the club is moving on. In other words, your clubface will be open to the target, but square to its path. This is a key concept that improves impact. Problems occur when you spin the shaft during the takeaway so the face is not only open to the target, it’s open to its own path, a condition that causes the ball to slice and hook, depending on the compensation. Insider Takeaway: Allow your clubface to open naturally due to body rotation, but do not rotate your forearms during the takeaway.

Once you decide the ball flight you want (straight, draw or fade), you must put in place the combination of swing mechanics (what I call swing strings) that will produce that flight. The draw flies lower and is more penetrating in the wind than the other flight patterns. Also, it goes farther after it lands, resulting in more distance than the fade or the straight ball. Whatever else you do to produce a draw, your clubface must be closed to the clubhead’s path at impact. How much depends on whether you want a baby draw that starts out, say, four yards to the right of target and curves back to the flag, or a bigboy curve that borders on a hook. On a correctly hit draw, the curve occurs at the apex of the flight. The numbers might look like this: To curve the ball back to the target, your clubhead path might be 8 degrees


Correct grip size gives best control Using the correct grip size makes it easier to control your swing, and that will help you make a well-balanced and well-timed energy transfer, the key to both distance and direction. If the only contact you have with the club is wrong, you’re in trouble. When the grip is too big, it retards hand action, slowing the release with a tendency to cut the ball. When the grip is too small, your hands have a tendency to get flippy, resulting in a hook. The best way to tell what size grips are right for you is to use a Trackman launch monitor and hit a variety of clubs with different grip sizes. If no high-tech monitors are available, use your senses — sight and feeling — to choose the best grip size. The low-tech rule of thumb: When you take your grip, the middle fingers of your lead hand should lightly touch the palm of your hand. If they don’t touch at all, the grip is too big; if they dig into your palm, then the grip is too small.

Hitting a draw, Dustin Johnson’s clubface is shut at the top — it looks directly at the sky. Notice also that his elbow is tucked to his side, another characteristic of a draw string.

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inside-out ABOUT THE WRITER to the target Dr. T.J. line, while Tomasi is a teaching your clubprofessional face is only in Port St. 4 degrees Lucie, Fla. Visit his inside-out. website at That gives you a clubface that is 4 degrees closed to the clubhead’s path, and that spells draw. Here are the mechanics of the draw string: 1. Aim to the right with your body; aim clubface to target. 2. De-flare front foot. 3. Flare the back foot. 4. Place ball back in stance at address. 5. Clubface points to the sky at top of swing. 6. Aggressive release. 7. Clubface points at the ground in follow-through.

This is a full draw release, with the trail arm fully extended in line with the shaft.

The rumors are flying that golf’s governing bodies will soon ban anchoring the putter to the body except with the hands. This may well put an end to a lot of careers, including Bernhard Langer, Adam Scott, Fred Couples and the current British Open champion, Ernie Els. If the powers that be succeed in banning this anchoring technique, they may not stop there. They could also ban some other things they don’t like: Gone could be John Daly’s Loudmouth pants. It could be the end of Ricky Fowler’s villainous facial hair, and all hats would have to be worn above the ears. Phil Mickelson’s subcutaneous adipose tissue could get the boot, and for the good of the game, hackneyed phrases used by every tour player (“I’m just going to play my game”; “My plan is to play one shot at a time”) could be edited out of interviews using tape delay. In a final spasm of government intervention, to protect the aesthetic nature of the game itself, Jim Furyk’s entire swing may ruled out.


A lead beater Losing to an opponent because of handicap strokes, aka “power of the pencil” or “getting the lead out.” The great Sam Snead made it a policy never to give strokes. He felt there was no reason to give inferior players an adjustment; instead of whining for strokes, they should spend more time on the practice range.



Target blindness cost Furyk at Bridgestone

Go off the chart to find best grip

Golf has been described as a combination of chess and archery: analyzing, aiming and executing. But what if you couldn’t physically see? How would you hit your target? Last Sunday at the Bridgestone Invitational, there played out one of golf’s counterintuitive moments when a seasoned tour veteran went target blind from five feet, not because he couldn’t see the target, but because that was all he could see. The explanation of how this happens begins with the story of Mr. Straight Arrow. Im Dong-hyun, a 26-year-old South Korean Olympian, is one of the best archers in the world, but his eyesight is so poor that, instead of seeing a clearly framed target, all he sees are blobs of color. Still, some experts believe his poor eyesight might be an advantage because it protects him from the scourge of archers (and golfers) — what I call target blindness. Im has the target on his mental screen, so he knows where the target is. Mario Scarzella, president of the Italian Archery Federation, explained to The New York Times: “An eye problem is not a big problem. It’s still possible to shoot nicely. The mental part is more important than vision.” At the Bridgestone, Jim Furyk went target blind after

staring at the line of his crucial final-hole putt for so long that he, in effect, could no longer see it. Staring amps up the importance of the situation, and when the amps get too high, an electrical storm wipes the mental screen clean. Furyk became the opposite of Im, who couldn’t physically see the target, but who could see the target mentally. Furyk, overwhelmed by distress, could physically see the target, but mentally he drew a blank. I have seen target blindness in almost all of my players, and as soon as they learn how to overcome it, they take a huge step up on the performance curve. In golf, you don’t even look at the target during the swing, but you see the target through an after-image. After you look away from the target, if you pay attention, you can still “see” it, like a ghost on your internal screen. Your “seeing cells,” once bathed in light reflected from the target, continue to send information to your brain’s visual center for a few seconds after the light has gone out, and thus your faithful guide to the target is born. The problem is that on crucial shots, most golfers spend too much time looking at the ball and the afterimage slips away. Once you’re over the ball, the key is to pull the trigger before the target disappears from your mental screen.

In a study done at the famed Pinehurst Golf Academy in North Carolina, Director of Instruction Eric Alpenfels found that using the standard fitting chart for grip size is not the way to go. He showed that the correct grip size is not directly related to the size of your hands, but is related to how your grips feel during the swing. Using a Trackman radar tracking system to study 24 golfers, Alpenfels found that after comparing the quality of ball flight to grip size, 92 percent of the subjects preferred a grip size that was different than their chart-measured grip size. “Determining grip size through standard static fitting procedures isn’t a very good predictor of the grip size that golfers prefer,” Alpenfels concluded. Insider Takeaway: Ditch the standard fitting charts in favor of hitting balls with various size grips until you find the right fit.



“I don’t think of myself as a public figure, and I guess this makes me realize I still am.” — David Duval, former No. 1 in the world, about news reports of a bank foreclosure on his home in a pricey Denver suburb. According to TMZ, repayments on a $5.9 million loan have not been made, so the bank is calling it in. So far this year Duval has made only $26,696 on tour.

A ball in play must be marked to be moved Q: This happened to me, and I need a ruling. I hit my ball onto the green, marked it correctly, lifted it and replaced it. Then I realized I didn’t have the line on the ball right, so I replaced the ball so that the line pointed at the hole. Then I picked up my mark and went behind the ball to recheck the line. It’s still misaimed, so I re-aimed it without changing the ball’s position. My friend said that’s illegal, but the ball didn’t change position; I just rotated it. Who is right? — C.B. A: Your (ex?) friend is correct because as soon as you picked up your mark, that ball was in play.

Rule 18-2b states: “When a player’s ball is in play, if the player, his partner or either of their caddies lifts or moves it, touches it purposely (except with a club in the act of addressing it) or causes it to move except as permitted by a Rule, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke.” Bottom line: Leave your ball marked until you’re sure you’re done adjusting it. Then if you have to adjust its aim, re-mark it first. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at:

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Wide, Long & Thick, Padded with Multi Compartments, Carry Strap, Good Quality, $85 716-232-4013 HP Inkjet 45 Black (5), 78 Color Combo (3) Ink. 716-232-4013


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





Babysitter wanted to watch my daughter few evenings a week/ weekends. References required. 338-5017 716-338-5017 SEEKING



Babysitter wanted to watch my daughter few evenings a week/ weekends. References required. 338-5017 716-338-5017

PART_TIME_WANTED After School Program has openings for part-time (17 hours per week) Program Leaders at Bush and Fletcher Elementary and Jefferson and Washington Middle Schools. If you enjoy working with children we have the job for you! Must have an Associates degree in child development or a related field or two years experience working with children under the age of 13 and High School diploma/ GED. Apply online at www. or stop by the YWCA Jamestown at 401 N. Main St. Jamestown, NY to fill out an application. EOE


Fredonia Sat. August 18th 8am. Antiques, 2 20” mountain bikes, picture frames and misc.

VINTAGE PAINTING Woman playing piano. reasonable 716-488-9094



Furniture, houseware & the house for sale. Sat. 18, 9-1PM 81 Ounce DK

SIZE 7 IN A HALF, CREME COLOR. EX. CONDITION $50.00 716-488-1530

8/24 & 8/25: 9-5. Toys, Electronics, Frig & Stove, plus 7818 Martin Wright Rd, Westfield.



8/16-8/19 RTE 20 PORTLAND

8-16-8/19. books clothes toys, furniture,lots of misc.! Rain date- following weekend. 88 RISLEY STREET FREDONIA

50 years of stuff. Saturday only 9am to 5pm. Large Tiffany stained glass lamp shades (50 years old), antique carved wood fireplace mantle (150 years old), neon beer sign, antique beer signs/beer taps etc, all kinds of women bedding etc, kitchen stuff, many lamps & light fixtures, hanging pot rack, 2 antique rockers, rod iron glass top table & chairs (patio), 40-50’s kitchen table & chairs, ceiling fans, Christmas decorations, 2 brass beds, spinet piano Chase-baker, kids antique Texaco gas pump & very old toy scooters, upright freezer & much much more. Everything must go we are not going through this again. GARAGE SALE 112 EAGLE ST

Fredonia Sat. August 18th 8am. Antiques, 2 20” mountain bikes, picture frames and misc. BARN AND GARAGE SALE

5934 Mill St ext Chautauqua off rt 430. Aug 17, 18 9am3pm. Fishing boat w/50 hp Johnson motor, antique toys, bobbing dolls, children’s maple desk & chair, golf clubs, dog cages, 10ftx10ft new canopy and much misc. BOOK SALE Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Large selection. Jamestown NY Call for time and location. 716-488-9094 MOVING SALE BARN AND GA-

RAGE WED AUG 1-SAT AUG 4. NEAR AIRPORT, 3337 WEST OAK HILL RD. JAMESTOWN. 10:00-6:00. 716-488-1530

$20. call 785-6066 after 6pm


call 785-6066 after 6pm

1 COMMERCIAL MERCURY VAPOR LIGHT FIXTURE 17 1/2” DIAMETER $20.00.. CALL 785-6066 AFTER 6:00 PM 716-785-6066



Like new GOLDEN Lite Rider mobility scooter. Model GL 110. Will deliver 716-489-3261 GOLDEN MOBILITY SCOOTER

Like new Golden mobility scooter. Will deliver. GOLDEN Model GL 110 716-489-3261 HIGH END JVC VCR High End VCR for sale. First Twenty cash takes it. 716-499-9805 DRESS FORM Old. Good condition. Mfgr. unknown. Adjustable $50 WICKER DOLL BUGGY good condition. wire wheels $100

BABY_ITEMS Folds up at press of a button. $29 (716)4889094


WOODEN TODDLER BED used for 2 weeks: wooded toddler bed, w/ sheets/comforters/ crib mattress. 90.00 672-6500 COMPLETE



Toddler bed assembled w/ crib mattress & Spongebob sheet/comforter set. $120.00 firm 672-6500

BOOKS Box of assorted books $5 716-488-9094


21 E. 2nd, Dunkirk. Benefits Literacy Volunteers. Gently used books, varied selection. Th-S 10-5. 716-366-4438



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tighten up those abs for summer! Good condition $50 email: cschreck777@

No Papers. Good for hunting or campsite! 500.00 or b/o. Call 716-672-7974







20x16 tent used 4x one dome never used, camp stove used 2x, $200 firm! jamestown, ny. 716-484-8312



BOSTITCH BRADNAILER in box. new. $50 call 785-6066 after 6pm

$8.00 pick-up load you load. 716-269-2109



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


Black Satin, size 18, full length. Worn once. Paid $180. sell for $80. 716-965-2125




TROYBILT CHIPPER/VAC 8 hp, like new, $750 email: rick.

Cattle/Horse rubbermaid water trough with drain plug heater. good condition. $50.00 716-4881530 WATER TROUGH

WINTER_ITEMS SLAB WOOD $8.00 pick up load, you load, get prepared know for winter. 716-2692109

For saleFord 3 pt. hitch, 16” double bottom plow. VGC, $800. Phone 716 988 3872 716-9883872 FORD 3 PT. HITCH

CHIPPER Chipper good condition $14,500 firm call 716410-1070



Born 5-31,Need a loving home! Blk male, gray tiger-female, female tortoise. Short haired. 716-214-5005



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


Maple table, chairs, and china cabinet. Good condition $375. 450-9953 or 644-7623 MAPLE DINING SET

Looking for reliable person to pet sit while we travel.


5-Drawer high Quality. $195 716-4889094


5-Drawer high Quality. $188 716-4889094


DECORATIVE PIECE knight on pedestal. Excellent. Great for restaurant or period decor. $80


SEED BROADCASTER Red Devil Seed Fertilzer Broadcaster. $30.00 716-488-1530

runs great. chips limbs about the size of a pringles can. has hose attachment for small stuff 716-499-6557



CAR RAMPS Steel Car Ramps.

ROPER WASHER & GAS DRYER Matching set perfect

CLAY POTS We have three 16in heavy rim clay pots,used one year. Very good condition. $25.00 each 716-4881530

working order $100 for both. 724-991-0361

MEAL MAKER GRILL Hamilton Beach Teflon Large 185” Cook area, Removable Plates, Dishwasher OK, Opens flat, DripTray. 716-232-4013 GEORGE



George Foreman Grilling Machine, electric with bun warmer. 716-232-4013 8’ Bamboo blinds, $20, 716-203-7299 BAMBOO BLINDS

4 BURNER GAS GRILL Stainless steel commerical series Char-Broil grill needs new burners. $60.00 or BO 716488-1530

New heavy duty Singer sew & serge. list for $499.95 pay balance of $199.95. 716-7631834 UNCLAIMED LAYAWAY

JEWELRY Diamond Cross earrings,$200 or best offer. 716-720-5552 DIAMOND


LAWN_AND_GARDEN HEDGE TRIMMERS Electric Like New! $16 716-488-9094

16 hp 46 inch cut riding mower. 2years old. 1000.00 716-6802958




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

PORTABLE FOLDING PET CAGE,SIZE MEDIUM 18” X 24” X 21 1/2”, DOUBLE DOOR $50.00 716203-7299


$25. 716-763-3477

400W METAL HALIDE 400watt

Metal Halide High Pressure sodium Lights w/bulbs. $50.00 Ea. 716-499-9805




San Carlo Piazza 24x30, Vivid Image & Detail, Rear has signed passage in Italian. 716-232-4013 60ISH FISHERPRICE &DISNEY

WOOD FURNACE 150,000 ptu base board water. $3,000 obo. 716-229-9778


Collection of ThemePark/Circus, SchoolHouse, Camper, PlayHouse & Acces. 716-232-4013

brand new 4 swim pools, stabilized tablets. Sells for 90, selling for 45. 326-3535

Large collection of Avon bottles some filled. Call 785-6066 after 6pm

Guinea keets, barred rock cockerals newly feathered $10 each 785-1488 or 792-7322

Large $39. 716-

BOAT Boat for sale $800 firm.






call 716-410-1070.


Quikie, Tilts back for pressure relief. Like New! Resonable 716-488-9094

BUCKET TRUCK 1995 GMC Bucket truck. good condition $14,500 firm call 716-4101070

$8.00 pick up load you load 716-269-2109




HONDA PILOT BATTERY Brand new Honda brand pilot car battery, $100.00. 326-3535


We have a whirlpool duet dryer, it is about 5 yrs. old but works great. $200 or best offer. 716-720-5552

Pre-Owned Excellent Band Instruments Guaranteed. Bova’s Music & Train Shoppe Westfield 716-326-6891


870 Slug Barrel 3” w/Cantilever Mount Retail Price $389.99-FIRST $200 TAKES IT! 716-997-0821






upright freezer works great frost free 100.00

Display cases-4’, 5’, 6’ x 21” W x 36” tall w/plate glass top, sides. Prices $100-$175 or BO. 716560-9436

Whilpool duet full size dryer, it’s 5 yrs. old but works great. $200 or best offer. bought new set 716-720-5552





ALPHA K-9 CENTER Boarding offering 24-7 drop off or pick up. also Daycare service for your pet. 716-269-2109

DOLL 20 dolls + clothes, accessories, etc. $50 takes all. cschreck777@






20’ $69

WHIRLPOOL DRYER Whirlpool Duet electric dryer,works great $200 or best offer. 716720-5552 CREDIT



VeriFone Omni 396, Report Functions, Power Supply, Xtra Tapes. 716-232-4013 BANKER/COURIER/PILOT CASE Large Solid Top Grade

Leather with Side Pouch, Compartments & Franzen Locks, Not used. $220 716232-4013




Loads of Features, home/office, copy, autodial, fax/tel/ answer mach opts, plain paper, manual. 716-232-4013 Staples Thermal Fax Paper, 164’ roll x 1” core, 2 pk, $10 716-2324013


All Band Orchestra Guitar and Model Train Repairs. Bova’s Music & Train Shoppe Westfield 716-326-6891 Huge Selection All Scales Bova’s Music & Train Shoppe Westfield M-F 11-5, Sat 11-2 716-326-6891


Huge Selection All Scales Bova’s Music & Train Shoppe Westfield M-F 11-5, Sat 11-2 716-326-6891


30 foot solar cover. used 1 week $100.7 85-9381


30 foot solar cover. used 1 week $100.7 85-9381


ODDS & ENDS Misc. - a variety of odds and ends. We have that!! Booth 23. VSK Frewsburg, NY 27 FT. ABOVE GROUND POOL

very good condtion, asking $1500 call for more information





David Brown 885 Tractor with post pounder. 716-410-0125


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

washer works good, needs hoses $25 716-720-5552


Tuf-Stag Ultra Honed Bowie knife in Leather Sheath. 716232-4013






1960 SILVER TONE & 1980


2YR OLD PUP $25 Good home

FENDER acoustic guitars. 1960 silver tone is $400 obo mint condition. 1980 Fender is $200 obo. 716-467-1144 PROFESSIONAL SOUND SYSTEM 7pc, 2-50x18x19 Large




Speakers plus tweeters, Equalizer & Sound Equipment, for Band or Home 716232-4013


Speakers plus tweeters, Equalizer & Sound Equipment, for Band or Home


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

your entire body, low impact. $75 716-488-9094 5 speed, new brakes, gears and tires


don’t have time for him, Shots, not neuter, all with him, mixed medium bread brindle color 716-679-6438

Yorkie, shorkies, morkies & yorkie-poo pups for sale. 716-549-4615

OTHER_ANIMALS ALPACAS Triple Seven’s Alpaca Farm-3213 Tarbox Rd Cassadaga, NY Females $500 Males $150 40 Beautiful Alpacas 716-785-0824

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CLCS. 1679sqft. 2car. Private! Showing 9/1 to PREAPPROVED $117900 before realtors listing. 386-6020. 4 BED 1.5 BA MODERN RANCH

$75,000. 1991 build. Full, dry, poured basement. Large yard. New drapes, carpets, paint. Turn key. 716-549-0005

rosie bourkes only females available $90.00 each email White face cinn & grey. normal greys heavy pied. yellow cheek. petpalace04@stny.

PET_SUPPLIES Pet Porter for a large dog. Very good condition. $30.00. 716488-1530


COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT Located in the Village

of Westfield 540 sq.ft. Rent or lease for $300 per mo. Call Rob 716-400-1520


sf for $750/mo. Former Chautauqua Music store. Add’l space available. Convenient parking. 513-891-2383

HOUSES LAKEWOOD lakeview 3b 2.5 b furnished renting from 01/10 to 01/06 only outside decks 625.00 +u+s 716-450-0059 LAKEWOOD 3b 2.5b lakeview furinshed outside decks available 1/10 to 6/1 625.00 + utilties +securty 716-450-0059


Renovated, all appliances, large floor plans, storage. From $575+ 450-2254 BROCTON SCHOOL - PORTLAND 2 Bedroom upper. No

Pets. Available August 1. $425+ security. Ph-716 7929871 or 792-7243

2 BEDROOM APT 41 WESTCOTT upper 2 bdrm apt 400

rent plus deposit. no pets great for college students. ph.716 397 2383 or 716-3972383.


appliances, renovated, garage avail. From $610 inc Heat, Hot h2o 716 450 2254

3 BEDROOM UPPER -$ 675.00



conditioning services. 716640-0604



Madenford repairs cars trucks and motorhomes at reasonable prices. 672-7242 MADENFORD SPRING & AUTO

Madenford Spring has over 30 years experience in auto repair. Downtown Fredonia 672-7242 MADENFORD SPRING & AUTO

Madenford Spring does state inspections on every kind of vehicle. 672-7242 MADENFORD SPRING & AUTO

Madenford Spring will beat any competitors quote, gauranteed. 672-7242


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


mold remediation & restoration. 716-640-0604


we do it all! 716-640-0604




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


neighborhood 81 Ounce St. Dunkirk call: 672-6167




1.37 acres 2845 sqft. Arched doorways, corner cabinets, and character. Park like yard, new bathrooms 716-7081093

Fences, decks & railings. All types of constructin & materials installed. Design sevices available. 716-640-0604



Madenford Spring can add a leaf to your springs to increase carrying capacity. 672-7242



stalled. Reasonable rates! 716-640-0604




HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING New service & upgrades,

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


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

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Blown in fiberglass & ce-

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


sign & install! 716-640-0604


point & repair. 716-640-0604


tory trained, free estimates, 90 day warranty. $9.95 home service call. 763-1834

PAINTING Exterior/interior references senior dis. free estimates 716782-3203 716-782-3203



Professional, neat & clean! Interior & exterior. Reasonable rates! 716-640-0604



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


Kits available! 716-640-0604

ROOFING Over 20 yrs of exp. in commercial & residental roofing! We know roofs! 814-218-0862


IKO brand,4 NEW rolls.Cover 400 sq ft.Paid $280.+ tax.Sell for $250./obo 716-965-2125



Shingles, metal, EPDM (rubber), composites & repairs. Call today! 716-640-0604


Design services available. 716-640-0604


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

WINDOWS GLASS BLOCK WINDOWS Custom made Glass Block Windows, sales, install n repair Jamestown, NY 716-484-8312 HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All types! Repacement

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



Runs well. Well maintained. Water ready. Call 716-3865351 for details

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Repairs, drains cleared,

AUTOS Rather nice 1982 Jag XJ 6 for sale. British racing green $4,200.00 call: 716-224-2352.

1982 JAG XJ 6

RX-7 TURBO FOR SALE Full power. No winters & no issues. Asking $4,800/ BO. 665-4034. 716-665-4034 RX-7 TURBO FOR SALE Full power. No winters & no issues. Asking $4,800/ BO. 665-4034. 716-665-4034 RX-7 TURBO FOR SALE Full power. No winters & no issues. Asking $4,800/ BO. 665-4034. 716-665-4034 1994 FORD RANGER Very well maintained, runs great, replaced bed 2011, 235K miles, asking $2,200 814-431-8073 2009 MERCURY MILAN FWD, 4 cylinder, black, 4 winter tires on rims used one season, 65K miles, asking $11,995. 814-431-8073 1996 SILVER FORN TAURUS

$1,500 91k Many new parts incl Cat Conv. 4 Springs/ Struts Gas Tank. Rusted front frame. 716-672-7350


Boat and Trailor $800 firm call 716-4101070


BOAT TRAILER For Sale, Heavy Duty Boat Trailer Dolly, with 1 3/4” Ball and 10 1/2” Tires. (Like New.)$65.00. 716-203-7299. GRUMMAN 17’ CENTER CONSOL Outboard, drive-on trail-

er, awesome fishing boat, many extras including very bright LED nighttime fishing lights. Must sell. Only $3900. 716-866-0081

06 SUZUKI GZ250 Excellent condition Only 1404 miles. new front brakes and choke cable. $2500.00 or BO. 716962-5935

TRUCKS 1998 Supercab,low mileage, auto V-8, PW, PL, cruise, hitch package and more $5500 716-761-7157


PEDAL PADDLE BOAT 3-Person Like New! Reasonable 716-488-9094 ‘92







Runs well. Well maintained. Water ready. Call 716-3865351 for details Runs well. Well maintained. Water ready. Call 716-3865351 for details


87087 org. miles. TERS, LIKE NEW, SEE! 7 pass, NEW much to list. Call 716-965-2125

No WINA MUST TIRES, to for price


Save money at the pump with petromaxx +! Helps increase mileage gas or diesel more info 814-823-7909 FIBERGLASS



Century brand, T class style. 60”x73”, fits many short bed pickups. M-to EX shape. Call for price. 716-965-2125


1999 FORD RANGER 4X4 Great gas mileage 84k miles, V6, 4.0L, ext cab, tilt, A/C, cruise, newer tires, $4995. Call 3973333


1995 GMC bucket truck $15,500 firm. call 716-410-1070


Great gas mileage.84k miles, V6, 4.0L, ext-cab. Bed liner, A/C toolbox, CC, tilt. $4,995 Call 397-3333 TRUCK FOR SALE 1995 Ford F-150 XL 6 cyl. 5 speed 98K miles Runs Great, Good body & interior $1700 OBO Call Rob 716-400-1520

ANTIQUES FOUNTAIN PENS I am interested in buying old, antique Fountain Pens. Call Jim (716)595-2161. 716-595-2161

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


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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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“Making an Impact”

Pops Brings Notable Economic Growth to Bemus Point, County By Patricia Pihl Managing Editor

Fifteen years ago the Bemus Bay Pops debuted as a one-time symphony concert on the roof of the Italian Fisherman, viewable by boat only. What began as a farewell to summer developed into a cultural and economic engine making Bemus Point the destination it is today - with positive implications for all of Chautauqua County. Pursing the goal to “bring the arts to the people,” Pops founder Dan Dalpra saw the potential of the beautiful lakeside venue and has worked together with a team of volunteers

and supporters, turning a one-time Labor Day event into a season long concert series of worldclass musicians and free family entertainment. “We felt really good about the fact that this little program developed nine years ago (on the floating stage) has really developed into a

major destination for the area,” says Dalpra. With a growing number of events appealing to a wider range of audiences, the Pops grew, allowing it, according to Dalpra, “to reach way beyond our borders.” According to the notfor-profit organization, America for the Arts

based in Washington, DC, the economic impact of the Pops is around $12 million annually. Dalpra says the organization, which researches how the arts are being used to address social, educational and economic development in communities across the country, uses what it calls a “prosperity indicator,” to arrive at the number. The $12 million is based on nine questions including program costs, the numbers of people employed, population and estimated attendance. Dalpra says approximate-

a lot of people plan their vacation around our schedule, and their favorite performers.” Because of that, the Pops has brought back many of its popular acts, says Dalpra. “Over the years we’ve gotten more people coming back, telling us what a wonderful time they’ve had.” It is when visitors return to the area a second or third time, Dalpra says “they discover all that our area has to offer - the wineries, golf courses, there is whole mixture of activities going on.” “For every 100 people who at-

The Pops grew, allowing it, according to Dalpra, “to reach way beyond our borders.”

ly 1,500- 2,000 people attend the Pops weekend performances. For special events, such as the recent fundraiser held for Crèche and WCA Hospital, there were between 4-5,000, not including those in boats who take in the entertainment on the water. “We’ve discovered that

tend a concert, each goes back home and tells ten more.” And those visitors end up supporting a host of other local businesses; something Dalpra calls the “trickle-down” effect. Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Andrew Nixon says the Pops “makes our area more appealing,” and

Bemus Point “an activity center” and “top choice” in terms of where people will go, but adds the impact is felt in other parts of the lake as well. According to Nixon total tourism dollars spent in Chautauqua County range from $170-190 million annually. That includes direct spending on such things as lodging, entertainment, amusement, food, beverages and transportation. Another $40 million is spent on what he refers to as “ancillary” servicescontractors and landscapers, linen services and other businesses not directly related to, but positively impacted by tourism. In addition to visitors, local residents have also embraced the Pops. Especially popular is Chautauqua Lake Idol and Lake Night at the Movies. “Idol,” co-sponsored by SE-93 is called “ingenious” by Nixon, for its ability to attract local people including contestants and their friends and relatives. In addition to its economic and cultural benefits, the Pops, a 501 (c) 3 organization, has begun to partner with other not-for-profits, such as Crèche and WCA hospital, and businesses like Ed Shults Auto Group to raise funds for their causes and in the case of M& T Bank, to bring free movies to the lake. “That’s a model we can all wrap our arms around, says Dalpra.” We have a gem…these are assets we should be merging.”


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Takin’ It to the Floating Stage:

Doobie Brothers Tribute, ‘China Grove’ Performs Aug. 18

China Grove, a top-shelf tribute to The Doobie Brothers, comes to the Bemus Bay Pops concert series on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. Hailing from the Tampa Bay area, China Grove’s repertoire spans the many decades and styles of the legendary California group. From

the rockin’ sounds of “China Grove” to the jazzy “Takin’ it to the Street,” to the Grammy award winning pop of “What a Fool Believes,” this group blazes through a sizzling set of memory-jarring classic hits and album cuts with stunning accuracy and passion. Let’s just say

these guys “bring it!” Led by vocalist/guitarist Todd Plant, who fronted a band featuring Doobie Brothers alumni Chet McCracken, the late Cornelius Bumpus and the late Dave Shogren, doing the hits of the Doobies all across America. He’s also

worked with members of Chicago, Kansas, and Blue Oyster Cult. The rest of China Grove have played with the likes of Firefall, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, Rick Derringer, Vince Gill, Pat Travers, Molly Hatchett,

Eric Clapton, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, the Bee Gees, the Allman Brothers Band, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Neil Diamond, and The Chubby Checker Band. For audio samples of the band performing favorite hits such as “China

Grove,” “Taking it to the Street,” “Black Water,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Listen to the Music” and “It Keeps you Runnin,’” visit brothers.html • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)


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“A Beautiful Day”

ONE: U2 Tribute Show Performs Aug. 19 Fans of Bono and U2 won’t want to miss ONE, Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bemus Bay Pops. ONE: A Celebration of U2 has crafted their stage show to bring the music and spirit of their favorite band to U2 fans everywhere. Playing music from throughout U2’s vast catalogue and incor-

porating an innovative video show, the members of ONE are dedicated to recreating the sights and sounds of U2 live. ONE: A Celebration of U2 began performing U2 tribute shows in 2005 all over the Midwest under the name “The U-2 Incident.” In 2009 the band decided to “restart and

reboot” themselves by changing their name and refocusing their purpose. Now entering their fourth decade together, U2 has sold millions of albums worldwide that have so far yielded over 20 Grammies. U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Currently, U2 continue

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to push the bounds of popular music with their innovative new album “No Line on the Horizon” and their record-breaking U2360 tour. 2010 promises to be the biggest year yet for U2. The members of ONE admire more than just the music and longevity of U2. They also admire the dif-

ference the members of U2 have tried to make in the world. Specifically speaking, Bono is one of the key founders of the “one” campaign. According to their website, ” is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more than 2 million people who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty

and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.” U’2’s musical genres include rock, alternative rock, and post-punk. The band’s hits include “Will Follow,” “New Year’s Day,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Searching For” and “A Beautiful Day.”


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Come and Let’s Groove Tonight Serpentine Fire

Earth Wind and Fire Tribute Saturday, Aug. 25

Don’t miss Serpentine Fire on the DFT Floating Stage, Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. – a tribute show unlike any others. Not only is this a tribute to the sound of Earth, Wind and Fire but the show includes great choreography, and focuses on recreating the stage presence of the original. This inspirational and gifted group of musicians – four brass, two keyboards, percussion, guitar bass and drums – plus two extraordinary singers have recreated to perfection the hits and album tracks of Earth Wind and Fire. Let your ears be the judge as

the hits roll out – “September,” “After the Love has Gone,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Jupiter ”Serpentine Fire” and many more. These musicians are amongst the UK‘s most in demand performers and are continually working with the finest talents. They have recently performed or recorded with Stevie Wonder, Sting, Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pet Shop Boys, Heather Small, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Lemar, and Peter Gabriel. In 2005 Maurice White, singer, songwriter and founder of

Earth Wind and Fire personally invited Serpentine Fire’s singer, Tommy Blaize, to perform on his latest album. Called “the real deal,” Serpentine Fire is also credited as one of the most colorfully dressed bands on the tribute circuit. Bring together a horn section beyond compare, musicians with a firm grounding in R&B, soul and gospel, soaring vocals and more energy than a room of first graders and you have the perfect show band to recapture the essence of Earth, Wind and Fire. Come & Let’s Groove Tonight! • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)


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Bruce Springsteen Tribute “Jersey” Returns on Aug. 26 Fans of Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band won’t want to miss Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 26 on the DFT Floating Stage. Jersey takes great pride in sharing the music that means so much to Boss fans. Each Jersey performance is dedicated to recreating the energy and excitement of a live Springsteen concert. Now in it’s fourth year, the band has performed at many of the region’s magnificent venues. Last year was Jersey’s first visit to the Bemus Bay Pops. According to publicist David Shoop, band members fell in love with the Bemus area and have been looking forward to returning. Like the early days of the East Street band, Jersey is made up of seven musicians. All music is “live” with the use of no

recorded tracks. Shoop says the band’s song list focuses on earlier Springsteen music through the album “Born in the USA”. “We have found the music of Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band remains a powerful force and a big part of so many people’s lives, says Shoop. “At shows we always meet people who have seen Bruce dozens of times and we enjoy hearing their concert stories and experiences.” “We are proud that so many fans of ‘the Boss’ are so enthusiastic about our shows. It means so much that they appreciate the tribute to the music we love.” For more information on the band, or to view videos and pictures, visit

Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans Q: What is the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival? A: The festival is the gathering of the clans, bagpipe bands, Celtic Bands and Celtic dancers.

Q: How long has the festival been celebrated and what is its history? A: The original idea of the festival came in 2005 after the 96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums of Jamestown played at the Amherst Scottish Festival. The band returned and decided that Jamestown could have a festival like Amherst’s. After a year of planning, 2006 marked the birth of the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival at the J.C.C. campus, where it was held for four years before moving to Mayville Lakeside Park in 2010. Between the atmo-

sphere of the lake and Lakeside Park, and the help from the village of Mayville, the committee decided to keep the festival in Mayville.

Q: What is the gathering of the “clans?” A: The gathering of the “clans” is the coming together of families of the Celtic heritage to help the public track their ancestry and genealogy. This year we hope to have 20 clans representing families of Scottish and Irish descent.

Q: What are some of the events this year? There are nine Pipe Bands from Canada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, each playing 20-minute individual concerts, as well as two “massed” band events. Seven Celtic music groups will

be performing in three different locations throughout the festival arena. One is Charlie Zahm, a national maritime singer from Coatesville, PA. Also featured will be the Buffalo Heavies Kilted Throwers Club who will be running our Scottish Highland Games featuring 20 Athletes - men and women from Ny, Pa and Canada most of whom are world class in their divisions will be competing in nine venues including the more popular caber toss. We are also featuring a kids’ corner where children can experience some of the same events as the heavy athletes. We’ll have a couple of fake cabers for the kids to toss and a beanbag toss with possibility of a mini put-put course. All children who participate will receive medallions

Last but important to any Celtic Festival is the Beer & Wine Garden where three Celtic Bands will be performing.

Q: What are some of the unique athletic competitions? A: Starting on 10 a.m. on Saturday there will be nine events including the 16 and 22 lb. stone throw, the heavy hammer for distance, the 28 lb. and 42 lb. weight for distance, the sheaf toss for height, the weight toss for height and the caber toss.

If people have never seen these events they really should come to the festival to see these World Class Athletes from the Buffalo Heavies Compete.

Q: Where and when is the festival? A: The 7th Annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans will be held at the Lakeside Park in Mayville on Friday, August 24 from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.


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Git Your Cowboy On!

Sean Patrick McGraw Headlines Pops ‘Brewfest,’ Thursday, Aug. 30 In a Pops special event, favorite local cowboy Sean Patrick McGraw headlines the annual brewfest and craft beer festival on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the DFT Floating Stage. Fans of country music and the Pops won’t want to miss this “got to be there” event. McGraw, a Dunkirk native, is a former Nashville Star semi-finalist and has been touring since “Dollar A’int Worth A selection for their “Who the 2005 release of his to Watch in 2010” feature. Dime,” “My So-called CD “Songs for Saturday Later that month, McGraw Life,” and “Git Your CowNight.” During the sumboy On.” joined Eric Church and mer of 2009, he made his Josh Thompson for the The evening will also feature national television debut Jäger tour, opening six beer from the Southern Tier on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” dates in cities such as Brewing Company, Ellicotand opened several dates Clifton Park, New York, tville Brewing Company for Toby Keith and Trace Boston, Massachusetts and and Michelob Brewing Adkins on America’s Nashville, Tennessee. In Company. The ticket price Toughest Tour, garnering June 2010, Sean Patrick includes a tasting of craft great reviews as well as McGraw took part in beers, dogs, brawts and expanding his dedicated Nashville’s annual CMA more! What a great way to fan base. Music Festival. spend an evening and help In 2010, he was published His singles have included keep the POPS afloat. in Country Weekly, as a

Pam Tillis & the BBP Symphonic Orchestra

Join the Bemus Bay Pops for the event of the summer! Closing the 2012 Season is CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Pam Tillis, performing her amazing award-winning show along with the Bemus Bay Pops. One of Country Music’s brightest stars, Pam will grace The DFT Floating Stage for an unforgettable evening of her number one hits! Teamed with the talented world-class musicians of the Bemus Bay Pops Symphonic Orchestra, along with special guest appearances by Steve Swanson, Helen Welch and the Chautauqua Lake

Labor Day Finale, Sept. 2

1990, she has charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, including “Maybe It Was Memphis” and “Mi Vida Loca.” In 2000, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, seven years before her father, Mel Tillis, received recognition from the famed establishment. Idol, this will surely be a Tillis released her Greatest night to remember and a wonderful way to celebrate Hits in 1997 and earned the 2012 Summer Concert a Grammy nomination for its first single, “All the Season! Good Ones Are Gone.” Tillis is the winner of three This year, she has teamed Country Music Associaup with Lorrie Morgan, tion awards, two Grammy another country music awards and an Internasensation for the ‘Grits tional Bluegrass Music and Glamour’ Tour. Association award. Since


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