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“best blues musicians in western new yOrk and beyOnd” red/ white wines and blues, taste Of fredOnia, amVets mOtOrcycle run amOng features and beyond to appreciative audiences who enjoy hearing performances by nationally and even internationally known musicians who help showcase the beginning of the grape harvest as red and white grapes are transformed into wine and By Daniel Meyer are accompanied by blues music Star Contributing Writer to help bring a patriotic feel to the region. The Village of Fredonia will The musical entertainent has again play host to the Red, proven to be perhaps the bigWhite and Blues Festival as two gest draw to the festival, with days of activities are scheduled this year’s featured performance for the 18th annual celebration. by the “Mick Hayes Band” Starting Friday night, September expected to attract blues music 6 and all day on Saturday, Sepenthusiasts from throughout tember 7, the event will feature Western New York. Hayes is a live musical performances, an composer, songwriter, singer and arts and crafts sale and exhibit guitarist has a faithful following and food vendors showcasing of fans. He is a three-time award their best dishes as part of “Taste winning blues guitarist and of Fredonia.” in 2011 was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Achieve“As usual, there will be tons of ment. Hayes will perform a free free music all weekend long,” concert in the Barker Common states Christine Burdick, CoChair of Red, White and Blues. Gazebo on Saturday afternoon starting at 4 p.m. “We are just hoping for better weather than last year.” The festival kicks off on Friday Weather glitches aside, organiz- with events on Prospect Street. The highlights of that evening ers are proud of the fact that will be live musical performances since 1995 the Red, White and Blues Festival has attracted some by “Big Tone Blues” at The of the best blues musicians from Crowds gather on the streets of downtown Fredonia for the Red, White and Blues Festival throughout Western New York continueD on Pg 8

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Fires illuminated the skies in Chautauqua County in the early 1800s, burning constantly for nearly a quarter of a century. Eyewitnesses on the hilltops along the ridge between Lake Erie and the Pennsylvania line report seeing “great volumes of smoke constantly ascending to the clouds.” Also described were “pungent and pleasant odors of burning young leaves, fragrant herbs of the woods and newly cut timber wafting on every breeze.” This happened in all seasons except winter.* Normally, the smell of fire is associated with loss or tragedy and certainly not progress. However,

early settlers in the county found what would be called today “slash and burn” a necessity for survival, taming the vast forested area by cutting down acres of trees to grow crops. Another benefit -the felled trees would then be burned for ashes, which served as a cash crop to help these early homesteaders pay their taxes. Today, talk of a business for ashes might be difficult to understand. However, for many years, ashes were the most important article of trade and readily turned into cash. At the time, lumber was very cheap and freight expensive. A perfect solution for hardwood too heavy to float down the river was found by burning the logs, which would yield valuable chemicals.

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In what would be considered a conservation and environmental nightmare today, settlers - often with the help of neighbors - would clear three to ten acres, representing a year’s work. According to the book, “Chautauqua County, A History,” by Helen G. McMahon, after the lumber was cut into smaller pieces, teams of horses or oxen would then be used to haul the logs into piles for burning. In fact, Ashville, the first village to be formed in the Town of Harmony, derives its name from having been the largest center in continueD on Pg 13 Black Salts, a major cash crop for early settlers, were poured into hewn out logs, (shown above) and drawn by ox teams to asheries where they were oven baked with intense heat and then cooled. The resulting gray colored “pearl ash” was barreled and shipped to New York and other cities. (Chautauqua County Historical Society).



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say the least, sobering. There was this other bit of parenting advice: “Remember, you are not managing an inconvenience, you are raising a human being.” One of my favorite quotations deals with human potential and our unique personal differences, which is attributed to Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a Patricia Pihl tree, it will live its whole life Managing Editor believing that it is stupid.” pat.pihl@star-mediagroup. Then there are those bits com of encouragement we all need from time to time, e.g. Anyone on Facebook has “you can do hard things.” probably seen more than Or this, “a little step may their share of pithy pieces be the beginning of a great of advice about life. While journey.” Finally, there some are cliché and irare admonitions meant ritating, there are some to provide coaching with insights that truly resonate career and life. “Do what to the point of making you you love and you’ll never stop what you are doing to work a day in your life.” inwardly reflect upon its Or, “collect moments, not truth and meaning in our things.” Interestingly, lives. you’ll notice that there are contradictions among these Consider this gem posted wordsmiths. For instance, by a friend on Facebook: contrast “it’s o.k. to be “The way we talk to our children becomes their in- happy with a calm life” with“good things happen ner voice.” to those who hustle.” As I read that I thought about the number of times Whatever the advice du jour on Facebook, or the I have heard my mother’s warnings, fears and beliefs individual truth we seek, playing like a tape recorder the fact remains that we all in my mind. It also brought wish to tap into the “wellto light what I have said to spring of wisdom,” which is, as religious text tells us, my own children – both is “as a flowing brook.” good and bad- and how those words have molded them. The thought was, to

The public can meet the kittens and cats available for adoption during a meet and greet at McClurg Park in Westfield.

Contributed Article The Westfield Stray Cat Rescue

As the days of summer dwindle down to a precious few, the Westfield Stray Cat Rescue/Thrifty Kitty Second Hand Thrift Store is gearing up for its upcoming events and specials. On Aug. 31, they invite the public to join them at McClurg Park in Westfield on August 31 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. where individuals will have a chance to greet and meet a few of the kittens and cats who are up for adoption. (Perhaps one of them will tug at your heartstrings and you’ll go home with a friend for life!) Then take a short walk or drive

to our secondhand store at 59 East Main Street where you will have a chance to win a beautiful hand-made quilt, “CATMANIA!” (Provided you have bought a raffle ticket beforehand.) If you can’t make it to the park that day, be sure to mark you calendar for the week of September 3-6. During those four days, The Thrifty Kitty will be offering 50% off of everything in the store! So, for bargains galore, stop in the store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last, but not least, on Friday September 6, Thrifty Kitty Second Hand Store will extend its hours from 5-8 p.m. as part of the village-wide “first Fri-

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Tuesday, Aug. 27 Patricia A. Jensen, JameNancy A. Frangione, Jame- stown stown Louis “Babe” Buvoltz Jr., Scandia, PA Monday, Aug. 26 Elaine M. Korbar, Gowanda Minnie Frangione Vullo, Jamestown Marian E. Olson, Jamestown Minnie Frangione Vullo Sunday, Aug. 25 Leda B. Dahl, Corry, Pa. Emma F. Prine, Clymer

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This week we are featuring “Daisy” and “Mitsy”. Daisy is a sweet 3 year old beagle. Her owner no longer had enough time for her so she is looking for a new family to be her forever home. She is housebroken, likes kids and does fine with other dogs. Mitsy is a 2 1/2 year old long-haired, full figured girl. She is really lovable, likes to get as much attention as she can and would do well in almost any home. She will need frequent brushing to keep her coat beautiful and free of mats. If you think that you could provide a loving home for either of these pets, please stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center to meet them or any of their friends awaiting adoption. You are their 2nd chance at a great life.

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For most of the hundreds of Southern Tier residents who Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Chautauqua Institution every fall, the reason they walk is personal—they have been affected in some way by Alzheimer’s disease. Across Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, it’s estimated there are more than 7,500 people who have the disease, with another 22,000 providing some kind of care for them. Among those caregivers is the family of the late Nancy (Littlejohns) George of Olean, who had the disease. Nanette Higgins, one of Nancy’s four daughters, says her mother “would be delighted to see so many people walking to end this disease because it is so isolating…it’s good to see people come together and support each other.” The walk, sponsored each year by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter, helps sustain the chapter’s outreach, including care consultations and education, as well as funding research aimed at ending this disease. Once again, the Chautauqua Institution will host the walk on Sept. 7. Nancy’s family has been walking for about 10 years as a team called “Nancy’s Girls”. “That’s what she called us…her girls” said granddaughter Elizabeth Galeazzo of Nancy’s four daughters and seven granddaughters. Nancy was also a bit of a prankster, according to her family. “She liked nothing better than to hide and jump out and scare us, especially after we watched



The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is going to be held Sept. 7 at Chautauqua Institution.

a scary movie!” remembers daughter Ann McIntyre. That slowly changed as the disease progressed, said Nanette. “It was so hard to watch our mother become a stranger to us.” Nancy had Alzheimer’s many years, with the disease progressing as other illnesses impacted her health. “She lost a part of herself with every illness,” said Nanette. These three women are joined on the Walk each year by another dozen family members. “We hope the walks accomplish more awareness for this disease that can affect anybody. And we hope to raise money for continued research for someday finding a cure. Also, we act as a huge support group for each other because we share this common bond,” said Elizabeth. The annual event is open to everyone, and includes a touching Promise Garden ceremony. Every registered walker receives a vinyl flower pinwheel that can be personalized with a message or name. The flowers come in four colors, with each

color representing a reason to Walk, such as having lost someone to Alzheimer’s or providing some kind of support. The flowers are “planted” before the walk, and then retrieved as a takehome/remembrance of their loved one and the event. Registration can be completed quickly online by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter website at wny. Walk day activities begin at 9 a.m. at the Turner Community Center on the grounds of the Institution. More information is also available by calling 1-800272-3900. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is made possible through the generous support of these fine local companies: ElderWood Senior Care, West Herr, Columbus McKinnon, and Tim Hortons, with media support provided by The Jamestown Gazette, Media One Group and WKBW-TV. Fredonia Place Sends Team Fredonia Place, an assisted

living community with a memory care community in Fredonia also has a team participating at Chautauqua Institution Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Employees and their family members are raising funds by accepting $10 donations for the walk. “We are hoping to raise money, and just as important raise awareness of how Alzheimer’s effects individuals and family,” said Jonelle Anderson, Fredonia Place case manager and team captain. “Not only do we have family members we are concerned about, but our residents are like family.” Fredonia Place is the only facility in Northern Chautauqua County to host an Alzheimer’s support group, which meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 4:30- 6 p.m. at Fredonia Place, located at 50 Howard St. Both caregivers and family members are welcome. For more information, interested persons may contact The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

fall colors in chautauqua county celebrated with second Annual learning festival tractions as well as through SUNY Fredonia’s Lifelong Chautauqua County Visitor’s Bureau Learning and Special Programs and Jamestown Community College’s The Chautauqua County Center for Continuing Visitors Bureau in Western Education. Instructors are New York State is preparexperienced educators, ing to celebrate the fall artists, professionals, or, season with the second anin some cases, people who nual Colors of Chautauqua want to share a lifelong learning festival. In a nod interest. Individual classes to its brand, the World’s range in time and cost, and Learning Center, the several take place outside The five-course Farm-to-Table Dinner at the Athenaeum schedule highlights vacaor in a working environtion learning opportunities Hotel provides an educational culinary experience during ment. While the Colors of the Colors of Chautauqua learning festival. happening throughout the Chautauqua is a seasonal county from Labor Day Chautauqua Institution,” through the vineyard with festival, many of these through November includ- said Andrew Nixon, Execu- the winemaker to check the experiences can be found ing a Quilting Festival at tive Director at the Chaureadiness of the grapes and throughout the year. Chautauqua Institution, tauqua County Visitors another experience being a Descriptions of all the historic cemetery tours Bureau. “The Colors of brewer for a day. workshops offered durwith costumed guides in Chautauqua is a collection Tours through the couning the Colors of ChauJamestown and Fredonia, of several dozen classes, tryside highlight Amish tauqua can be found on and workshops in subjects tours, dinners, tastings, and life with stops at several ranging from brewing to hands-on work experiences different shops. The Roger the Chautauqua County Visitors’ Bureau website at the game of Bridge. meant to entertain while Tory Peterson Institute of- engaging the mind in a The schedule includes fers two natural adventure colors-of-chautauqua.aspx. new way.” dozens of workshops tours with tips on identify- Chautauqua County is that enhance the visitor’s Participants might tap into ing native birds, wildflow- located in the southwestern experience and complitheir creative side with ers and trees and a lesson corner of New York State ment a strong line-up introductory art experion the natural history of with New York’s largest of fall festivals honoring ences like charcoal drawthe Chautauqua-Allegheny grape growing region, Chautauqua’s agricultural ing, sculpture, plein-air (in region. five lakes, Victorian-era heritage. Visitors might the open air) painting, and Chautauqua County’s villages and Amish comcome for a class and visit leaf printing. Others might learning festivals have munities, and Lucille Ball’s the annual Busti Apple Fes- choose to stimulate their grown out of 139 year his- hometown of Jamestown. tival, Festival of Grapes taste buds while becoming tory of vacation learning For more information and in Silver Creek, or Red, more knowledgeable about at Chautauqua Institution a schedule of vacation White and Blues Festival local foods. Culinary type and other lakeside summer learning events during the in Fredonia. “With the experiences range from Colors of Chautauqua as assemblies formed during Colors of Chautauqua, we learning to preserve the lothe late nineteenth century. well as throughout the year, are striving to broaden the cal harvest to sitting down call 1-866-908-4569 or Workshops and classes leisure learning experience to a five course Farm-tovisit www.tourchautauqua. are offered through local for visitors beyond the nine Table dinner. There are com. businesses and tourist atweek program season at opportunities to walk Contributed Article

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By Meg Pickard Star Contributing Writer

Chautauqua County EMS receives an average of 20 calls per day requesting assistance for a fall victim. We have the highest number of fall-related emergency department visits per year in Western and Central New York State with hospitalization costs

upwards of $5.4 million. Our fall-related death rate is the highest in the nation. Things don’t have to be this way. Falls are preventable. They don’t have to be a part of our aging process and rob us of our independence. The YMCA has partnered with the Centers of Disease Control to help disseminate a program entitled Moving

for Better Balance. It is an evidence-based fall prevention program for older adults. It consists of gentle exercises and strategies to avoid falls. The exercises include a core 8-form Tai Chi routine and a subroutine of eight integrated therapeutic movements. Practice focuses on stimulating musculoskeletal and sensory

systems via self-initiated movements such as body weight shifting, unilateral weight-bearing, trunk rotation, ankle sways and coordinated eye-head-hand movements. Research participants who engaged in these exercises at least three times a week saw an average of 55% improvement in their balance within a 26-week period of time.

The research for this program continues with respect to Parkinson patients. As was reported in the February 2012 New England Journal of Medicine, “Moving for Better Balance training appears to reduce balance impairments in patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease, with additional benefits that improved functional

capacity and reduced falls.” The next 12-week session of Moving for Better Balance begins Sept. 10. Classes will be held at the Lakewood Y on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. and at the Jamestown Y on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 664-2802.

Holmberg foundation makes grant to wcA Hospital for new Bladder scanner in Asc tively and efficiently assess patients before and after surgery, or who may be dealing with or have a hisThe Holmberg Foundation tory of bladder infections recently made a $9,800 and other bladder-related grant to WCA Hospital for issues. the purchase of a bladder The mobile bladder scanscanner for the Ambulatory ner enables the nurses to Services Center (ASC). view the bladder and its ASC nurses now have the contents more accurately ability to utilize the bladder through sonogram techscanner to more effecnology, a process that is Contributed Article WCA Hospital

completely non-invasive and only requires the use of a jelly-like transmission fluid. This vital piece of equipment enables the ASC to reduce the number of catheterizations performed, thereby reducing the risk of urinary tract infections. While a catheterization procedure takes fi fteen to twenty minutes to perform,

the bladder scanner only takes one to two minutes. “We are very grateful to the Holmberg Foundation.” says Sharon Gustafson, RN, Senior Staff Nurse for the Ambulatory Services Center at WCA Hospital. “Thanks to their generosity, we can more effectively assess our patients, improve speed and dignity, and continue to provide excellent

care to our patients and community. “ Created by the proceeds from the will of the late Arnold P. Holmberg, the Holmberg Foundation funds college scholarships and fellowships, supports organizations and programs that help economically disadvantaged people prepare for college, and funds Jamestown-area

charitable organizations as appropriate. To support WCA Hospital, please contact Karl Sisson, Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423, visit, or mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, New York 14702-0840.

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WOMEN’S SECTION once in A Blue moon

By Dodi Kingsfield Star Contributing Writer

Last week, the northern hemisphere experienced what some folks call a “blue moon.” To some, it may have seemed like just another full moon, although an incredibly bright one. For others, the blue moon this month was a celestial event worth acknowledging since the rare occurrence of a blue moon only happens every three years or so. This blue moon was of the seasonal type, which means it was an extra moon in the season. A season normally has three moons, but when there are four moons in a season, the third moon of the season is designated as the blue moon. A calendar blue moon on the other hand is the second full moon of a calendar month, which last occurred in September 2012. Whether a blue moon happens seasonally or is the second moon

of the month, this event takes place every few years, making it a “once in a blue moon” or “blue moon special” worthy of recognition. Every month, the moon orbits around the earth, taking approximately 29.5 days to complete the cycle. The phases of the moon are used to describe where the moon is in the sky as it travels around the earth. The part of the moon that is visible to the eye is also the part of the moon being lit by the sun, which makes the moon so bright in the night sky. A new moon is the moon phase where no part of the moon is visible because the sun and the moon are both located on the same side of the earth. As the new moon becomes full, it is referred to as the waxing moon and passes through the first quarter crescent moon at 90 degrees in the sky. At 180 degrees, directly above, the moon is on one side of the earth and the sun on the other, illuminating the entire hemisphere of the moon creating the full moon. As the moon continues to travel around the earth, the visible portion wanes and becomes the last crescent moon of the month at 270 degrees in the sky before returning to its new moon phase of the lunar month.

Since lunar months are shorter than calendar months, occasionally the moon and calendar do not coincide and there is a thirteenth month that occurs in the calendar year. This extra moon often takes place in spring, earning it the nickname “belewe” which meant “to betray”. This spring moon was known as the betrayer, or “belewe” moon of the Lenten season, causing practitioners to fast for an extra month during the pre-Easter springtime. Blue moons that occur during the late summer and fall months, such as the one last week, are sometimes referred to as a harvest moon or hunters moon, which feeds the folk tales of abundant harvests or hunts that take place during this special full moon. Coincidentally, the moon is not the only piece of our natural world that cycles every 28 days. As women, our own natural cycle follows the same phase of the moon. They may not always coincide with the new or full moon phase, but the moon acts as a gentle daily reminder that we are part of the natural earthly rhythms as we experience our monthly cycles or our own maturity from new moon child to full moon grandmother.

The moon acts as a daily reminder that as women, we are all part of the same seasonal cycles, waxing and waning, maturing and rebirthing, planting and harvesting.

The phases of the moon can be used to honor certain aspects of a woman’s life and assist her with the challenges of life’s transitions. For example, one young woman honors each phase of the moon, starting new projects during the new moon, being social during the full and de-cluttering her life during the waning. “The moon and sun and seasons influence pretty much my every day.” Another woman honors “the moon on the first night of my cycle” as she practices her new knowledge of moon cycles and

its affect on her life. Some women use moon cycles as their creative time to write or do arts and crafts, others keep moon diaries or journals to collect their meditative thoughts and some may simply choose to watch the moon traverse across the night sky, taking solace in knowing that like the sun, the moon will always shine. The next blue moon is not scheduled to happen until July 2015 for a calendar blue moon or May 2016 for a seasonal blue moon, but there is a full moon every month to draw us in and

remind us of our relationship to the natural world around us. The next full moon falls on September 19, which is also the autumnal equinox, the first day of the fall season which is a time for harvesting and gathering our hard summer’s work and preparing for the reflective winter months. Take the time on this next full moon to look up and take in the magic of the night sky. While the moon may not be blue or even visible due to cloud cover, it will still be there, you can count on it.

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Jamestown Homes receive a Helping Hand from group work camps

Contributed Article Chautauqua Opportunities

Many hands make light work. Driving through as the streets of Jamestown last month you may have noticed homes surrounded tal, by groups of teens and on, adults, working vigorously t, on various home improvement projects. Over 350 r volunteers from near and e far arrived at Jamestown’s Washington Middle School on Sunday, July 21 to begin ork a week long Work Camp. During this week, 50 homes in the city underwent significant changes that not only assisted the homeowners but also helped to change the face of those neighborhoods. Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. in partnership with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, and with Community Development Block Grant funding from the City of Jamestown, sponsored this camp to assist low income and elderly homeowners make necessary repairs and renovations to their homes. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and Chautauqua Opportunities worked together to target specific neighborhoods within Jamestown, focusing on transitional neighborhoods and areas of the City where other investment is occurring, such as the neighborhood challenges sponsored by the Renaissance Corporation. Once participants were identified, Chautauqua Opportunities staff worked with homeowners to determine their renovation needs and repairs that could be completed by an all-volunteer staff. Many of the homes received exterior painting, new stairs on front or back porches, minor weatherization repairs and interior painting.

Volunteers were organized through Group Mission Trips, a Christian organization that has served hundreds of thousands of people in need through more than 6 million volunteer hours. Youth groups from around the country came to Jamestown to help those in need and to learn home repair, team building and other important life skills. Many of the youth have participated in “Groupâ€? for numerous years stating that it’s the week they look forward to most in the summer. One of the Group Site Coordinators Annie explained, “This was one of the most disjointed groups of kids I had seen on Sunday, and by Wednesday it was a complete transformation. The determination to finish what they’d started and the realization that working together is the best way to accomplish that‌ has been nothing short of amazing to watch.â€? Group Work Camps aren’t just a learning experience for the youth participants, though. Many homeowners joined in on the work being done at their homes. Homeowner, Kathy R., was a constant presence throughout the week, directing the group of youth that assembled at her home to complete exterior weatherization and interior painting projects. Kathy is a proud homeowner that used to complete many home repairs on her own and has recently been unable to continue this upkeep due to health issues that she has faced. When asked about her experience with the Group, Kathy said, “They’ve been amazing. I truly feel blessed. People have to remember that they’re just kids though. They’re not perfect, but they work hard.â€? The week was one full of

character building, hard work, and renewal of both the homes and the people touched by the project. The hope is that the revitalization efforts do not stop there. There are many beautiful homes and neighborhoods in

Volunteers hard at work transforming homes in Jamestown.

Jamestown that may just need a helping hand. As in all situations, Chautauqua Opportunities seeks to serve customers holistically, and in instances where


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family churches reach further intO pennsylVania, new yOrk regiOn two churches are launchedOlean, New York and North East, Pennsylvania. Rev. Michael Lokietek, In 2003, Family Church who is the senior pastor of of Fredonia, New York Family Church Fredonia launched its first satellite and recently founded Famchurch in Jamestown. After ily Church International, a year, the church was has the fervent passion incorporated and is today to launch more churches one of the largest churches throughout the area, and in the Jamestown area. beyond. Since then, two other Fam“For years, I’ve believed ily Churches have been that God has called us to successfully planted- one reach this region with the in Warren, Pennsylvania gospel,� said Rev. Lokiand one in South Dayton, etek. “This is another step New York. In September toward that. Starting two of 2013, the total number more churches is just a will rise again as another taste of things to come.� Contributed Article

Family Church International

Rev. Mike and Courtney Anderson, who currently pastor the South Dayton church, will head up the Olean work. Services will be held weekly on Saturdays at 6 p.m. starting Sept. 7. They’ll begin in the Hampton Inn located on Main St. in Olean- a fairly traditional way to start a Family Church. The Family Church Jamestown began in Jamestown’s Holiday Inn, and Starbrick Family Church in Warren’s Holiday Inn. “Our motto for Family Church of Cattaraugus County [South Dayton and

Olean] has been ‘where the promises of God become a reality’� said Rev. Anderson, who, with his wife, has led South Dayton since its inception in 2010. “There is so much in the Bible that God wants for people to have, and it’s our desire to show that to them.� Heading up the North East work will be the Rev. Tim and Penny Pilarski. Currently, Rev. Pilarski serves at the Fredonia church, and will be leaving to launch North East Family Church on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 16 N. Lake St. in

the historic Pennsylvania village. “We are excited about becoming part of the North East community,� said Rev. Pilarski. “North East is a great area, so full of life. Everyone we’ve met has been very friendly.� The Pilarskis are currently attending ministry training school, and have served faithfully in the ministry of helps in Fredonia for nearly two decades. Having just retired from a lifelong career in New York State Corrections, Rev. Pilarski is excited to step into the next phase of his life.

Looking forward, Rev. Lokietek intends to keep going with the trend of church planting. “We’ve started a ministry training center in Jamestown, and we’re constantly preparing ministers to be sent out to start churches,� he said. “God has divinely orchestrated every church we’ve planted, and we’re excited for what He has for the Family Churches going forward.� For more information on the Family Churches, visit

the weekly word

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church Jamestown

The Solution to Hard Times Part 3 This natural world is experiencing some difficult trials in these days. Gas prices are on the rise and the world economy is struggling. Major world confl ict is threatening in the Middle East. Diseases are destroying entire continents. There would be plenty to be discouraged about if we didn’t have the solutions to these problems already. Remember back to your school days. Think of how many tests and quizzes you were required to pass. Think of how much stress they caused you as a young person as you studied. But what if you would have had the answers to those tests beforehand? Do you think that would have reduced your anxiety level? Of course it

would. Now think about all the struggles that come against us in this life. Wouldn’t it help if you had the answers and outcomes beforehand? That’s exactly what the Word of God is to us. God knew that the world and demonic forces would test us in life. So what did God do? He gave us all the answers ahead of time! 2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “While we do not look at the things which are seen but at the things which are not seen: for the things that are seen are temporary but the things that are not seen are eternal.� This verse is trying to teach us that we do not have to live under the authority of the seen world. We can and should be living under the authority of the unseen realm where God lives. The unseen realm rules over the

seen world! Remember: We are not to be enslaved to this seen world. That means we do not have to be subject to worry and fear concerning gas prices, wars, disasters, diseases, and the economy. God said He would meet all my needs! (Phil 4:19) He said He would protect me from diseases and evil happenings! (Psalm 91:9-12) That’s what God said He would do for me when I dwell with Him. Now I have the responsibility to be saying the same things as God! This world should not scare us; we already have the answers! Jesus said in Mark 11:22-23, “Have the God kind of faith. For truly I say to you that whosoever shall say to this mountain be removed and be cast into the

sea and shall NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART BUT SHALL BELIEVE that those things which He says shall come to pass; HE SHALL HAVE WHATEVER HE SAYS.� Jesus is teaching us that our faith based on the Word of God which is spoken out of our mouths has the power to change the natural world. Your faith can cause this natural realm to yield and give way to the promises of God! Notice that faith MUST BE SPOKEN. By declaring God’s Word in the face of circumstances, I am choosing not to participate in this world’s dilemmas. No sense in being broke, sick, and depressed. After all, as one minister said, I have a quarter in my pocket plus all the promises of God.

SENIOR SECTION edgewood communities to Host seminar “medicare 101� Contributed Article Lutheran

Edgewood Communities will host its next seminar in the Best of Times Series entitled Preparing for the Big “M� – Medicare 101. The community is invited to Warner Place, Aldren Avenue, on the Lutheran Campus, Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Janell Sluga, Certified Geriatric Care Manager for the Senior Life Matters program will be the presenter. Reservations are appreciated by calling 716-720-9122. Ms. Sluga will begin with the very basics of what Medicare is and how it works and then cover how to wade through all the information to determine what applies and what doesn’t. Handouts will be available.

“We’re coming up on Open Enrollment for Medicare and people are barraged with information from Medicare and other sources,� Mrs. Sluga said. “Some of it is legitimate and some of it isn’t. The vocabulary can be very overwhelming. We’ll cover these topics in the seminar.� She suggests that people begin learning about Medicare as early as the age of 60. The seminar will also be helpful for caregivers who are responsible for making Medicare decisions and who need guidance. “Insurance can be intimidating and scary,� Mrs. Sluga added. “There are so many options to choose from that if people don’t know the best choice for their situation, it can have a huge financial impact.� Edgewood Communities is part of Lutheran Senior

Housing and is located on the Lutheran Campus off Falconer Street in Jamestown. Units include one and two bedroom apartments, duplex homes and the new SmartmentÂŽ

Building. For more information about the seminar or Lutheran Housing, call Patty Eckwahl at 720-9122 or log onto

Janell Sluga, Geriatric Care Manager CertiďŹ ed with Senior Life Matters at Lutheran guides Robert and Christine Storms through the different options offered for Medicare insurance. Ms. Sluga will be hosting a free seminar for the community on Sept. 12 to help people navigate the Medicare system before Open Enrollment begins in October. Call 720-9122 to reserve a seat.


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A Celebration Of Native American Traditions

tauqua County is pleased to welcome the community to a “Celebration of Native American Traditions.” The celebration will be held on Sunday, September 29th, Imagine for a moment 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to that a revered elder of our community was gravely ill. 4:00 p.m. at the Clarion Imagine also that our Cre- Hotel, Marina & Conferator gave our community a ence Center, at 30 Lakeshore Drive, Dunkirk, NY. great gift that can be used for healing and prevention Traditional Native Ameriof illness, and many other can games including wonderful uses. To thank Lacrosse, “Hoop and Spear the Creator for the gift, Game,” and “Jack Sticks.” and increase the power of will highlight the festivities. the medicine to be given to Bill Crouse, group leader of our revered elder, we would the Allegany River Indian use this gift. The gift is a Dancers, explains, “’Laspecial game. Everyone in crosse,’ a ruff and tumble the community gathers by game, was used as enterthe water to watch the great tainment and sometimes game. Two teams, made up as an alternative to war. of a hundred men each, face The object of this game is each other on a field that to throw the ball thru two has no boundaries, only a single tall post or tree, to be reached at nearly any cost. Each man clutches an extraordinary piece of sports equipment. This equipment, hand carved, bent, and woven will catch, carry, pass, and throw a special ball, made under ritual conditions. Woven strips of leather conceal symbols of nature and powerful medicine contained within the ball, which has been made as hard as stone. All in the community watch as a center man drops the ball, and the game commences. Whoever wins or whoever loses, is not important. What is important is thanking the Creator for the great gift, and accepting what the Creator decides will be the fate of the revered elder. All have come together, in cooperation and reverence, for this Contributed Article special spiritual purpose, which will remembered for The Chautauqua County thousands of years. Curiosities program will To capture a glimpse of the feature historical items, astonishing history bewhich have interesting hind the Native American stories connected to them.  game of Lacrosse, as well The curiosities will inas many other traditional clude the Hanover Elm, Native American games, art the Great Black Walnut forms, stories, and pracTree of Silver Creek, the tices, the Boys and Girls Amos Sottle Horse Skull Club of Northern ChauFiddle, and the Pettit’s Contributed Article Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County

upright goal posts. The old version of the game had no rules. Each player uses a netted stick to throw, catch and shoot the ball. It has been modernized and is played these days on an official field or box. Players wear pads and there are rules to the game. Its still remains a rough game. It is considered the Iroquois National Sport.” He continued, “‘Jacksticks’ is a game that is very similar to lacrosse. The difference being instead of using a netted stick, a stick similar to a field hockey stick is used. Instead of throwing a ball thru the goal two small sticks or balls tied together by a leather thong are used.” Women often play “Jacksticks.”

Historian To Present Program On Historic Curiosities

October 2 program will feature a program by Vince Martonis

Eye Salve/Mark Twain/ Sears & Roebuck/Underground Railroad connection. The program will be held Wednesday, October 2, 7 p.m., at the Randolph Municipal Building. Each attendee will receive choice of a collectible post card as a keepsake. Interested persons should contact Vince Martonis at


event is free and open to the public. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County actively seeks to enrich the lives of girls and boys. Every day we demonstrate our commitment to our children by providing them with access to quality program activities that will enhance their lives and shape their futures. Our Mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We provide appropriate and diversified programs and activities In addition to these and I express my dreams and vi- that serve to attract and other game demonstrasions, carrying out the will hold area youth to the Club and provide an environtions, the ancient Native of the Creator.” By watchAmerican art of making ing his grandfather, Francis ment that teaches children the tools needed to build a Lacrosse stick, will be Kettle, Richard learned positive lives, attitudes and demonstrated by distinthe ancient arts of making guished Native American lacrosse sticks, snow snakes, behaviors. wood carver Richard Kettle and working with wood. The “Celebration of Native (Heron Clan, Seneca). This Other special demonstraAmerican Traditions” is art form is still practiced tions and displays by tradi- made possible by the generby only a few accomplished tional artists include Peter ous support of: NYSCA traditional artists. RecogJones (nationally recognized (New York State Council nized for his dedication to potter and sculptor); Penny on the Arts); Seneca Nation the heritage and culture of of Indians; United Arts Minner (basket weaver); his people, Kettle also creAppeal; Clarion Hotel, MaDebbie Hoag (corn husk ates “snow snakes,” walking doll maker); and Blaine rina & Conference Center; sticks, cradle boards, horn the Observer; WDOE 1410; Tallchief, Gastowë (headrattles, water drums, black dress) maker. The Allegany 96 KIX FM; the Northern ash splint baskets and other River Indian Dancers, led Chautauqua Community traditional items. Through by Bill Crouse, will perform Foundation; GOYA; Alma working with woods such a number of Native Ameri- Latino Mex Restaurant; as hickory, cedar, maple, Tops Friendly Markets; and can social dances. Tradiebony, and black ash, Kettle tional foods, displays, and McDonalds Restaurant. preserves the lives and skills vendors will also be part of of his ancestors. He comthis wonderful event. The mented, “Through my art,


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Local Chef Selected as Semi-Finalist in National Competition Residents Encouraged to Cast Votes for Liberty Food & Spirits Online

By Patricia Pihl Managing Editor

A local chef has made it as a semi-finalist in the U.S. Foods â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next Top Productâ&#x20AC;? Competition for his twist on a classic mozzarella appetizer, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;arancini.â&#x20AC;? Brian Bundy, head chef of Liberty Food and Spirits in Fredonia recently placed in the top 55 out of 1,000 entries from across the country in the second round of competition judged by corporate chefs from U.S. Foods, one of the largest food supply companies in the United States. The competition was open to restaurants of all sizes with judging based on taste, originality and scalability. Bundy is a Brocton native who has worked as a chef locally for the last 16 years, learning his craft on the job. He entered the dish in the competition this past July and has been serving his version of arancini at the Fredonia eatery for over a year. Arancini is a traditional Italian dish consisting of a risotto ball stuffed with mozzarella cheese, breaded, fried and served with marinara sauce. Bundy says his version is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a different spin on the classic mozzarella stick appetizer

that you can get anywhere. This is a little more refined; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homemade and just all around a better dish.â&#x20AC;? The next line of voting happens online and the public is invited to visit to cast their vote for Liberty Food and Spirits. Votes can be cast once a day until September 20.

Eight finalists who get the most votes will compete in a head-to-head cook off at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas on November 8, the winner taking home $20,000. U.S Foods â&#x20AC;&#x153;ownâ&#x20AC;? the recipe, mass-producing it for its customers. To garner support for Bundy and his creation,

Tenth Annual Local Music Showcase is Sept. 7 in Downtown Jamestown Contributed Article Infinity Performing Arts

The tenth annual Local Music Showcase (LMS) is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. at ten participating venues in downtown Jamestown. Once again, all proceeds will benefit Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.

A total of 43 different acts will be participating in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LMS at ten different downtown venues. Participating Venues include: Mojos, Shawbucks, Cibo, The Pub, Labyrinth Press Company, FortĂŠ, The Wine Cellar, The Reg Studio Theater, Jamestown Skate Products and Infinity Arts CafĂŠ. Pre-sale event tickets can be purchased at Infinity Visual and Performing

Arts Center at 115 3rd Street and exchanged for wristbands the evening of the event. Wristbands can also be purchased the day of the event at participating venues. Tickets are $10 and provide all access to all 10 downtown venues! For more information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including a complete schedule, call (716) 664-0991 or visit

Red White and Blues Continued from pg 1 Liberty Food and Spirits beginning at 6 p.m. and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Rhythmâ&#x20AC;? at the Fredonia Beaver Club at approximately 8 p.m. A full slate of activities is on tap for Saturday, including vendors selling their wares at the Fredonia Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market beginning at 8am, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kickstands Up AMVETS Motorcycle Runâ&#x20AC;? will get rolling at 11:30 a.m. at Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the start of the Taste of Fredonia at noon. Live music starts promptly at noon with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Untouchablesâ&#x20AC;? performing in the Barber Common Gazebo and will be followed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tommy Z Bandâ&#x20AC;? starting at 1pm at The White Inn, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Electrasâ&#x20AC;? beginning at 2 p.m. at Coughlanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvey & The Hurricanesâ&#x20AC;? at 3 p.m. at Eastside Grille. Following the showcase concert by the Mick Hayes Band, evening musical entertainment will include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mark Winsick Bandâ&#x20AC;? at 6pm at Lil Magillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roll The Diceâ&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. at DeJohnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coal Trainâ&#x20AC;? at

8 p.m. at 41 West, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jony James Blues Bandâ&#x20AC;? at 9 p.m. at EBC West and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mo Porterâ&#x20AC;? at 10 p.m. at Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The ability for locally owned and operated businesses based in Fredonia to showcases themselves over the two days of activities helps visitors to the village learn more about the various retail and dining options that are based in the region. Restaurants, bars and wineries are expected to have extra manpower on hand all weekend to serve up food and beverages to festival goers. Co-Chair Jim Nau said that he has recruited six local wineries this year, which will provide samples of their products, as well as offering bottles of wine for sale. Always part of the event, Nau said that the number of participating wineries has risen this year. Wineries include 21 Brix, Mazza Winery, Johnson Estate Winery, Willow Creek Winery, Liberty Vineyards and Winery and the Winery of Ellicottville.

The list of participating bars for 2013 includes The Beaver Club, Liberty Food and Spirits, The White Inn, Coughlanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Eastside Grille, DeJohnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 41 West, EBC West and Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. In addition, the Taste of Fredonia 2013 participants include The White Inn, Cathyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Confections, The Cakery, Pizza Hut, Kangaroo CafĂŠ, The Brick Room and The Liberty Food & Spirits. The event is made possible by the support of various sponsors, including Fredonia Beaver Club, DFT Communications, Fredonia Animal Hospital, Time Pieces Gift Shop, Robert Basil Chevy-Buick-Cadillac, Lakeshore Orthopedic Group, P-Dubs and the Town of Pomfret. For more information about the Red, White and Blues Festival, including details on how to become a vendor or participate in the celebration, search â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red, White and Blues Festivalâ&#x20AC;? on Facebook or send an email to festivalsfredonia@

Brian Bundy, head chef of Liberty Food and Spirits in Fredonia displays a dish of his award-winning arancini.

Liberty Food and Spirits owner Cindy Conti will host free tastings at the restaurant on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31 at 6 p.m.

The public can also sample the dish on Friday, September 6, at 5 p.m. at the Nickel Plate Restaurant in Brocton, and at the Taste of Fredonia on Sept. 7 in Barker Commons.

Liberty Food and Spirits is located on 21 Prospect St., in Fredonia and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 p.m.

Hazeltine Public Library to Offer Free Job Search Workshops Contributed Article Hazeltine Public Library

The Hazeltine Public Library is pleased to offer free job search classes to the community. The free classes will be offered on four separate dates in Sept. 2013, and will be instructed by Jamestown Community College Employment Development Specialist Rita Freeborough, M.Ed. The first free workshop will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10 (1-3 p.m.) and Thursday, Sept. 12 (5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 p.m.). In this workshop, participants will learn about resume writing and preparing for a job search. Gain the confidence to articulate skills and abilities by using examples, facts, and details. The second free workshop will be held on Tuesday,

Sept. 17 (1-3 p.m.) and Thursday, Sept. 19 (5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 p.m.). This workshop will focus on the hidden job market and how to apply for positions online. Learn how to develop creative job search strategies, including networking, and to stay active throughout the job hunt. Rita Freeborough, M.Ed. has been a career/employment consultant and counselor for 25 years. She shared her expertise with individuals from various backgrounds and ages in diverse settings across the United States. Her specialties include essential topics such as career planning, job search strategies, resume preparation, the job market, and coping with changes. Rita is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator, past president of the National

Employment Counseling Association, member of SUNY Career Development Organization, and author of career related articles. These free job search classes are made possible through a generous grant from the ChautauquaCattaraugus Library System Outreach Advisory Committee. Registration is required. Please contact the Hazeltine Public Library at 716-487-1281. Located at 891 BustiSugar Grove Road in Jamestown, the Hazeltine Public Library believes it is essential to provide materials and services, which will help community residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational and cultural information needs. The library will serve as a center for learning and enrichment for all.




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Check It Out! What to do & Where to go in & around Chautauqua County...

Ongoing Events 50-Year Anniversary of Artistic Impressions

WNY Artist Geri Mormile, September 3-30 Lakewood Memorial Library Gallery, 12 West Summit St. 716-763-6234

“Exhibition in Rust”

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Patterson Library Octagon Gallery, 40 South Portage St., Westfield 716-224-3381

Night Lights at the Heron

8-11 p.m. The Heron, 2361 Wait Corners, Sherman Friday and Saturday nights- Aug. 2 to October 5. Dusk to 11 p.m. Walk through a forest transformed with colorful lights, art installations, music and more!

Friday August 30 Annual Harvest Festival

5-9 p.m. Downtown Findley Lake, 10372 Main St., Findley Lake, NY 716-769-7009

The Diamond Project – Neil Diamond Tribute – BBP Concert

The Floating State, 61 Lakeside Dr., Bemus Point, Y, 716-386-7000

Saturday, August 31 Monarch Butterfly Festival

10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown (716) 569-2345 or visit

Annual Harvest Festival

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Downtown Findley Lake, 10372 Main St., Findley Lake, NY 716-769-7009

Labor Day Party – Jamestown Harley Davidson

North Shore Arts Alliance Invitational

Lakewood Farmers Market

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sensory Winery and Art Gallery, 10593 W. Main St., Ripley 716-224-3381

Dykeman Young Vintage Gallery Group Show 1-7 p.m. Dykeman Young Vintage Gallery, 100 E. Second St. Jamestown, 716-499-9404

Sacred Song Service

8-9 p.m. Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater 716-357-6250

Walking Tours of Jamestown

Every Tuesday: 2-6 p.m. 140 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, NY www.lakewood, 716-763-8557

Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 6017 Sherman-Westfield Rd., Westfield Open every day Saturday May-December 716- 326-6278

Jamestown Farmers Market

10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center, 119-121 W. Third St. Jamestown Every Friday through October 25th Celebrating its 35th season in downtown Jamestown 716-664-2477

more. 716-761-7676

Music on the Pier

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. City Pier Park, 168 Central Ave., Dunkirk Every Thursday through August 29 716- 366-0452

Sunset Paddle on Lake Erie 7 p.m. Reservations – 716-763-2266 Barcelona Harbor

Chautauqua Lake Outlet Paddle 6:45 p.m. – 9 p.m. McCrea Point Park Boat Landing

Fredonia Farmers Market

Saturdays: 12:45- 2:45 p.m. Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown Every Saturday through September, the Fenton History Center will host a series of rotating tours. 716-664-6256

Sherman Farmer’s Market, Downtown Sherman

Every Saturday from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. 9-11 Church St., 716-680-2844

Fenton History Center, 76 Washington St., Jamestown 12:45- 2: 45 p.m. The Industrial Tour 716-664-6256

8:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. Lily Dale Assembly Auditorium, 5 Melrose

Sunday, September 1

6:05 p.m. Russell Diethrick Park 485 Falconer St., Jamestown 716-664-0915

Live Music – Ken Hardley – Southern Tier Brewing

Annual Harvest Festival

12 –9 p.m. Downtown Findley Lake, 10372 Main St., Findley Lake 716-769-7009

Wednesday, September 4

2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Southern Tier Brewing Company, 2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood 716-763-5479

Time Traveler- Moody Blues Tribute & Bemus Bay Pops Symphonic Orcherstra Labor Day Finale & Fireworks 6:30 p.m. The Floating Stage, 61 Lakeside Dr. Bemus Point 716-386-7000

“Beats at the Brix” – Music Series 7-10 p.m. 21 Brix Winery, 6654 West Main St., Portland Derek Davis and the Tasty Groove

Auto Racing

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jamestown Harley Davidson, 1951 E. Main St., Falconer 716- 484-0113

7-11 p.m. State Line Speedway, 4150 Kortwright Rd., Jamesotwn, NY 716-664-2326

Walking Tours of Jamestown

Variety Night

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Every Saturday through the end of Aug. Fresh baked good, fresh seasonal produce, ethnic foods, antiques, collectibles, artwork from area artisans, and much

Jamestown Labor Day Festival

12 – 9:30 p.m. Bergman Park, 447 Baker St. Ext., Jamestown 716-483-7523


Setting the record for the largest number of gathered boats! 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Floating Stage, 61 Lakeside Dr. Bemus Point 716-386-7000

Monday, September 2 Jamestown Jammers Baseball

4:05 p.m. Russell Diethrick Park, 485 Falconer St., Jamestown 716- 664-0915

Tuesday, September 3 Jamestown Jammers Baseball

Wednesday Night Painting Club

5:30- 8:30 p.m. Get out and paint in Chautauqua’s beautiful countryside. 716-679-9254 Chautauqua County History Series 6-8 p.m. Three part series of topics. Carnahan Building, Room 123, Jamestown Community College 716-338-1005

Jamestown Jammers Baseball

6:05 p.m. Russell Diethrick Park, 485 Falconer St., Jamestown 716-664-0915

Thursday, September 5 Art Cinema: Edvard Munch 150

7:30- 9:30 p.m. 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., www.fredopera.ort 716-679-1891

Jamestown Jammers Baseball

6:05 p.m. Russell Diethrick Park, 485 Falconer St.

this week’s new featured release One Direction: This is Us (PG) The hit boy-band One Direction get their time in the 3D spotlight in this documentary that allows fans to see the world through the eyes of their favorite pop superstars. Live concert footage blends with playful behind-the-scenes antics as Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis embark on a world tour that includes a performance at London’s legendary O2 Arena.

movie times Dunkirk Cinemas 8 10520 Bennett Rd. Dunkirk, NY 14048 (716) 366-2410 One Direction: This is Us (PG) 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. One Direction: This is Us in 3D (PG) 12:05 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 8:55 p.m., 11:15 p.m. The Way, Way Back (PG-13) 12:05 p.m., 2:25 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 11:50 p.m. 2 Guns (R) 4:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 11:45 p.m. Elysium (R) 12:05 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 11:45 p.m. Kick-Ass 2 (R) 12 p.m., 9:20 p.m. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG13) 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters in 3D (PG) 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Planes (PG) 7:10 p.m. Planes in 3D (PG) 2:15 p.m., 4:35 p.m. The Conjuring (R) 2:20 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 11:45 p.m. The Smurfs 2 (PG) 4:45 p.m. The Smurfs 2 in 3D (PG) 12:20 p.m. We’re The Millers (R) 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:50 p.m. Dipson Chautauqua Mall I & II 400 Chautauqua Mall Lakewood, NY 14750 (716) 763-1888 Elysium (R) 6:40 p.m., 9 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) 6:40 p.m., 9 p.m.

Despicable Me 2 (PG) 2 p.m., 4:20 p.m. Planes (PG) 2 p.m., 4:20 p.m. Dipson Lakewood Cinema 8 171-3 Fairmount Avenue, W. Lakewood, NY 14750 (716) 763-3531 Blue Jasmine (PG-13) 1:20 p.m., 4:05 p.m. 6:45 p.m., 9:10 p.m Getaway (PG-13) 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Monsters University (G) 1:40 p.m., 4:15 p.m. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (PG-13) 1 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG13) 1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:35 p.m. One Direction: This Is Us in 3D (PG) 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

The World’s End (R) 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:35 p.m. We’re The Millers (R) 6:55 p.m., 9:30 p.m. You’re Next (R) 1:30 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:35 p.m. Dipson Warren Mall Cinemas 1666 Market St., Ext., Warren, PA Elysium (R) 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Monsters University (G) 1:30 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 6:50 p.m. Lee Daniels The Butler (PG-13) 1:45 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:10 p.m. We’re the Millers (R) 9:10 p.m. Movies listed for Friday, August 30. For other dates and show times, visit


10 Regional Wanderer


Presque Isle for a day, weekend or vacation Presque Isle State Park

By Scott Wise Star News Writer

Some time ago, one of my closest friends took his girlfriend to Presque Isle, Pennsylvania. They often spent their Sunday afternoons on the beach there, but I couldn’t figure out why he was so particularly excited about it. It wasn’t but an hour after they’d left that I received the picture on my iPhoneshe had a ring on her finger. Of course, we were all thrilled for them. But I couldn’t figure out why, when we have so many beaches in this area, he chose to head an hour away to pop the question. This question boggled my mind for around 18 months. Then my wife and I decided to do something special to celebrate our first night out since our second child was born. We sent the kids to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house, and took off for Erie. What we experienced when we got there was incredible. Maybe you’ve been to Presque Isle, but I hadn’t before this. Sure, I’ve taken more trips to Waldameer Park than I can remember, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Continue heading down the road, down and around the corner, and it’s like stepping into a completely different world. Here we go from the busyness and five lane traffic that is Erie, and pass through a portal into the peace and serenity of a

Grandpa and Joshua, our son, play on the beach at Presque Isle

state park. What you should understand about me is that I’ve had more than my fair share of experiences at state parks. I practically grew up in an RV, with most of our summer weekends spent at various campgrounds around this area and beyond. But there was something about the way that Presque Isle presented itself that made it different. It was reminiscent to me of stepping into a vacation world, almost like the Florida Keys. A long stretch of dry land centered between a picturesque harbor and the open waters of Lake Erie. We continued down the main park road for about fifteen minutes or so, taking in the grandeur of the park. Eventually, we wanted to find a place to get out and experience one of these

beaches that we’d heard so much about. Once we figured out how to cross over to the other side of the peninsula, we stepped onto beach seven. I should pause here and say that this entire trip was a bit of a challenge for me. Usually, I’m a guy who likes to be in control of the situation. If I’m going somewhere I don’t know, I study maps for hours to make sure I know the roads around the area, the townships and the stops we’re going to make. But, in my assumption that Presque Isle State Park was a small beach area, I didn’t prepare. It was exhilarating, though. I had no idea what beach we should visit. Hadn’t read reviews, hadn’t asked anyone. We were able to form a completely independent opinion of the area, and I value that.

As we parked the car and got out, I wasn’t too blown away. There weren’t a lot of people there, and the buildings were all closed up, which seemed odd for a Friday evening in July. But we took off our shoes and walked over a sandy dune to a view that took my breath away. I have lived within 15 minutes of Lake Erie my entire life, and I’ve never seen it like this. The waves crashing over the perfectly placed break-walls brought to life my once calm and serene lake with a power similar to the Pacific Ocean. The perfect sand of the beach was like that of the St. Martin beaches I’d visited in my teens, and the vastness of it all was mind boggling. We decided to walk west on the beach, heading further out toward the

Presque Isle is great for a romantic night on the beach, or a place to take the kids for a fun adventure.

end of the peninsula, and found ourselves flirting and pushing each other into the sand and breaking waves. I intended to stay dry, but it didn’t last long. Holding the hand of my beloved, we just walked and talked for what felt like forever, a peaceful conversation with no toddler or newborn begging for attention in the background. After we heard some thunder and saw a storm rolling toward us over the horizon, we decided to head back to the car. We drove slowly back toward the park entrance and it wasn’t five minutes later we planned our next visit. My parents were celebrating 39 years of marriage the following day, so we’d take them

and our boys out to dinner at the classic style burger and ice cream joint named Sara’s, perfectly located next to the park. I’ve studied some of the history of Presque Isle since then, and the role it played in the development of the city of Erie. It’s amazing how perfectly it was created, harvesting a natural harbor for a city to grow and flourish on trade and business. After our weekend, I can confidently say that- to anyone looking to wander- head to Presque Isle State Park. Whether you stay for an hour, a day or camp at the campground, I guarantee you’ll leave rested, refreshed and in awe of its splendor.

Playing the Ponies with Friends at Presque Isle Downs By Jen Pulver Star Contributing Writer

When we set a date with several couples to head down to Presque Isle Downs to attend a horse race I must admit my biggest concern was if I should wear a hat! I didn’t think much about the races, the horses, the jockeys or that I had no knowledge on how to “play the ponies.” What I discovered at Presque Isle Downs, aside from the fact that female attendees generally are NOT wearing large, flamboyant hats is that an evening out at the horse races with friends can be more entertainment than gambling. What was interesting I loved visiting the Paddock to view the horses prior to the races. Of course, as a girl, I was infatuated with horses. The size and beauty of these animals was never lost on me and throughout my life I’ve loved living in our rural area and the opportunity it brings to drive along any back road and see horses in pastures. At the races, the Paddock is where the horses are kept prior to the race and the attendees of the race are invited to visit the area to scope out the “best” horses for their bets. Let me tell you, the horses

are beautiful! As we were able to get fairly close to them they all seemed to be very well kept, and to my unofficial eye, genetically at the top of the species in strength and form. Of course since horse racing is in fact a business it makes sense that the horses are well kept by their owners. For a an expert in the sport, I’m sure this is a time to look at the bone structure, health, and lineage of any given horse but for a novice like myself it was a time to familiarize myself with the horses names and marvel at the amazing stature of the horses. Most of our group of friends were new to horse racing so we admired each horse and began making assumptions on the horses and respective jockey using amusing and absurd assumptions. Random acts by the horses like tail swishing, ear twitching and hoof lifting became “obvious” signs that a particular horse was indeed ready to claim the winning circle that evening. In a side note interesting to gender psychology, most of the men in our group took to looking through paperwork that was provided about “winning” odds, where as the women in our group seemed to gravitate toward non-verbal clues provided by the horses.

In my opinion, neither method seems to bear more relevance than the other when trying to choose the winners. We laughed and teased one another about the choices we were all making and the beginning whiffs of competition were forming among us. Placing our bets I discovered that placing bets in horse racing can be simple or complicated. There are straight bets and exotic bets. Straight bets are the least complicated. They are: Win - You win if your horse finishes 1st. Place - You win if your horse finishes 1st or 2nd. Show - You win if your horse finishes 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. There are also opportunities to place exotic bets which involve specific horses finishing in specific rankings. As imagined these types of bets are much harder to predict-they also tend to pay out greater sums (if you can wager on them correctly.) Basically, our group stuck with straight bets that didn’t cost us much. We sat some races out and participated in others. On my first bet I was a bit nervous approaching the teller to place my bet simply because I had been told to be speedy so as to not hold up the line. Horse race betting in

NOT like buying lipstick at the cosmetics counter— lingering is not encouraged. Some of our group members, having success early on, placed a few exotic bets. We played the following: EXACTA- You’re betting on two horses to come in first and second in an exact order, QUINELLAWith a quinella bet, you’re betting on two horses to come in first and second in any order. As long as your two horses finish in the top two spots, you win. TRIFECTA- You bet that three horses will finish in first, second, and third in an exact order. Of these exotic bets only one quinella paid off and there was a fair amount of gloating to accompany that win. During the Races Now here’s the exciting part of each race…we took our seats and when the race started it was hard not to get

over involved with cheering on “your” horse. Although the races were each fairly quick-each was filled with excitement and entertainment. It was that Superbowl feeling of rooting for a specific winner. Whooping and hollering, the joy of winning and the “failure” of defeat was contagious among our group and those around us. Many times we were up on our feet cheering, if not for our own horse but for another group members horse when our own bet clearly wasn’t going to come in. There were a few instances of a horse we bet on coming from behind which was fun. Between races we chatted about the races but also the things that friends chat about during a get together. Attending the races felt like entertainment, an experience, an outing. It was wonderful to be outside, enjoying the weather while

having the race to focus on periodically. Unlike other sports where the action is fairly consistent and you are paying attention to the game, the horse races had a great pace for a wonderful evening with friends full of conversation, camaraderie and a bit of competition. I liked that there was a lot of history and tradition behind it. Though hardly the Kentucky Derby I was able to see why so many people love that event and all an evening of “playing the ponies” can offer. Truly it was entertaining and for the most part fairly cheap when you consider the cost of most professional sporting events. All in all, we won some money and lost some money. We still had a great time and Presque Isle Downs provided us with a great evening.



Documentary On Islamic Art Will Be Shown At JCC Contributed Article JCC

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World,â&#x20AC;? a documentary on Muslim arts, crafts, and architecture, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the Carnahan Theatre on Jamestown Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jamestown Campus. The program is free and open to the public. The documentary is part of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant collection

awarded earlier this year to JCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hultquist Library by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Deb Lanni, professor of communication at JCC, and Deb Eck, an adjunct faculty member, will lead a discussion after the ďŹ lm. Bookbinding and calligraphy exhibits will be displayed by Ms. Eck, and Ms. Lanni will discuss storytelling traditions in Muslim culture. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection is com-

prised of books, ďŹ lms, and other resources designed to introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims

in the U.S. and around the world. Developed by the NEH and the American Library Association, the Muslim

Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible

resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.

JPS 2013-14 Opening Day Information a.m. will be marked tardy. Dismissal is scheduled for JPS 11:30 a.m. The ďŹ rst full day for elementary students will Jamestown Public Schools be Sept. 5 with dismissal will open for all students on time at 3 p.m. The ďŹ rst day Wednesday, Sept. 4. of UPK is Sept. 5. The ďŹ rst day for elemenMiddle School students tary students will be a half- will report for a full day day. Elementary school of school on Sept. 4. The start time is 8:20 a.m. and school day will start at 8:30 students arriving after 8:30 Contributed Article

a.m. and dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Jamestown High School students should report to their homerooms on Sept. 4, by 8:00 a.m. There will be a full day of classes with a modiďŹ ed schedule to accommodate class meetings. Students who did not receive a homeroom assign-

ment can call the Guidance OfďŹ ce at 483-4366 or look at the homeroom lists posted around JHS on the ďŹ rst day. School will be dismissed at 3 p.m. Jefferson and Washington Middle School after school programming students will begin on Sept. 4. All elementary after school

programming will begin on Thursday, Sept. 5. If you need to register a child with a disability, please stop in the Pupil Personnel Services OfďŹ ce at the Administration Building at 197 Martin Road or call 483-4349. Breakfast and lunch programs begin on the ďŹ rst

day of school. There will be no charge for breakfast and lunch at all elementary and middle schools. School menus are posted on the Jamestown Public Schools website ( District bus service will also begin on Sept. 4.

NCCS Welcomes New Principal Contributed Article NCCS

The Board of Trustees of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School would like to welcome Mr. John Georger as the new Principal. Mr. Georger becomes the Principal of the pre-K

through eighth grade regionalized Catholic school. Mr. Georger received his Bachelor of Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, and his Master of Music Education from Ithaca College. He completed studies for the CertiďŹ cate for Advanced Study: School Building Leader-

ship at SUNY Fredonia. His extensive teaching career in music, both choral and instrumental, also included coaching experiences in soccer, tennis and volleyball. Mr. Georgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus while pursuing his administration degree was in working

with the incorporation and evaluation of the Common Core Standards. He has worked to update technology plans and implement them to the advantage of the students involved. His efforts also emphasized a proactive approach in eliminating bullying. Administrators who have worked

with Mr. Georger note the professionalism he brings to each experience within the school setting and the positive, ready connections he establishes with the students. Mr. Georger plans to encourage the growth of the Catholic identity of North-

ern Chautauqua Catholic School and looks forward to working with the faculty, Staff and Families of the school. Registration is ongoing for the school year and anyone interested in more information is invited to call the ofďŹ ce at 366-0630.

Education in the Forefront in WNY The Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarks focused on creation of a Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce new ratings system that would provide more transparent information about Education is directly recosts and outcomes so that lated to workforce develop- families can make decisions ment, and President Barack about colleges based on Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western New both affordability and their York stop recently points to ability to meet studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; crucial needs around mak- academic needs. The ing higher education more scorecard would include inaffordable for middle class formation about graduation families. While the rare rates, loan default rates, Presidential visit in our amount borrowed, and region created a certain employment. In addition, amount of hype, it was student would be required the content of his address to complete course work in that is most meaningful order to maintain federal for students, families, colaid, and the administraleges, and ultimately the tionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pay as You Earn local business community. program would be expandThe crux of the message ed to allow more students surrounds making higher to take advantage of the education more affordable, option to cap student loan especially for middle class repayment at 10 percent of Americans, and it centers monthly income. on ratings and responsibilThe Chamber/MAST is ity for colleges, students, already involved in educaand the government. tional initiatives in ChauContributed Article

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12 Business sPotligHt


Arkwright veternary clinic

On site (Or On farm) Veterinary care fOr all Of chautauqua cOunty

Arkwright veterinary services, located at 2879 Ball Rd. in Cassadaga, is officially open for business.

By Scott Wise Star News Writer

Every time a new business starts in Chautauqua County, we consider it cause for celebration. Hardworking men and women who are doing their part to boost our economy; all the while helping to make the American Dream come to fruition in their lives. Recently, in Arkwright, one such person has realized her dream of owning her own veterinary practice. Katie Ball, DVM, held the grand opening for Arkwright Veterinary Services (AVS) in July of this year, and is a shining example of the benefits of stick-toitiveness. “Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to work with animals,” said Ball. “I’ve always known that, someday, I’d be the one who came to farms and houses to take care of the horses and sheep and all the farm animals. It’s really exciting for me.” Ball, who’s practice is located on a picturesque country road in the hills of northeastern Chautauqua County, has worked with large animals (horses, cows, sheep, etc.) for years. Additionally, she’s had more than her fair share of experience with small animals, having worked at the Fredonia Animal Hospital from 2006 until December of last year. “I could see that it was getting to be too much for me to do the large animal

practice on the side, and still work during the week,” said Ball. “I began laying the ground work; talking to a contractor, working with licensing to get this place rolling. After a little while, here we are.” Ball used to work with a business in the south county area to handle equine, or horse, care. When the recession hit, she made the move to start handling those calls on her own. Since then, her reputation with the horse-loving folk of our area has become one of trust and reliability, especially since horses hold a particularly special place in her heart. “I was that little girl who always wanted a horse,” said Ball, with a smile beaming from ear to ear. “It took my dad until I was 19 to do it, but he got me two horses that year. I still have them now. I love working with horses.” Ball’s practice focuses around general medicine for animals of all sizes. Vaccinations, spaying and neutering and most sicknesses can be taken care of in house. “I’ll refer folks to a specialist if I can’t do it, but we’ve got everything here that we need to do what we need to do,” said Ball. With new cabinets, new kennels, new anesthetic and sterilization machines, AVM still carries that ‘new car’ smell when you walk in. She takes any animal by appointment, and can usually work with emergency situations; especially since her practice is located on

her property. Primarily, though, her passion is for farm animals. “Anything from the family sheep to the 25 barn cats, we’ll take care of it,” said Ball. “I know that a lot of farmers have a lot of animals, and costs can get incredibly high to take care of them all.” Since the practice is based out of a completely renovated attachment to the family barn, overhead is minimal. This allows Ball to keep her costs to clients down. Ball was born and raised in Arkright, and she now lives in the home she grew up in, on property that’s been in the family for generations. The practice, located at 2879 Ball Road in Cassadaga, is even located on a country road named after her grandparents. She attained her undergraduate degree from SUNY Fredonia before heading to St. Kitts to finish her degree program. “It was great for the first few months, but it eventually stopped feeling like vacation,” Ball said of island life. “We’d look for any excuse to get off the island.” After graduating from veterinary school, the next step for a future doctor is to get clinical experience at an actual veterinary practice. Ball landed herself in Wisconsin. In January. “It was quite a change from two and a half years in St. Kitts,” said Ball. She emphasized, with more detail than this article will give, just how many layers one can wear and still handle

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caring for a pregnant cow. Moving back to the area in 2006, Ball built, and continues to build, relationships with large and small animal owners in Chautauqua County. Looking to the future, Ball has plans to continue growing her business and focusing on specializing in ‘on-theroad’ care.

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“We’ll go pretty much anywhere in a 45 minute, hour radius,” said Ball. “Most of my materials are mobile, and I can diagnose and do some care in the field,” Eventually, Ball sees her business growing to support a full equine care facility, able to handle most horse injuries or illnesses, and an arena for rehab and diagnostics.

With professional care, a clean and new atmosphere, folks around the county should make the trip to Arkwright to check out Arkwright Veterinary Medicine. For more information, visit www. or call Dr. Katie at 679-7900.

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Dr. Katie Ball (right) works with veterinary student Victoria (left). Ball’s practice cares for large and small animals alike, handled by appointment.

The New York State Public Service Commission recently recognized Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company and Cassadaga Telephone Company for providing excellent service as a local exchange carrier in 2012. The commendation was the 24th consecutive year for Dunkirk & Fredonia Telephone Company and the 20th consecutive year for Cassadaga Telephone Company. Each year, the Commission recognizes telephone companies that provide exemplary service to their customers. The criteria include evaluation of “cus-

customer’s expectations. We continue to make every effort to offer our customers exceptional customer service.” Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company and Cassadaga Telephone Company are part of DFT Communications, a 118 year old company offering local and long distance tomer trouble report rates” telephone service; high speed Internet; digital (CTRR) and the number of consumer complaints re- phone service (VoIP); ceived by the Commission. residential and commercial security systems; call Among its criteria for recognition, the PSC requires center services; business telephone systems; satellite that customer trouble report rates must be less than television; communications and data networking 3.3% per 100 access lines. In addition, competitive lo- services; fiber and copper cal exchange carriers must wiring solutions; computer be facility-based providers repair; computer, television and have provided service and electronic retail sales quality data for each of the and electrical contracting services. months of 2012. For more information on “We are honored that the Public Service Commission DFT Communication’s family of services, visit has recognized our conwww.dftcommunications. tinued efforts,” said Mark R. Maytum, President and com. Located at 40 Temple Street in Fredonia, they Chief Operations Officer at DFT Communications. can be contacted at 6733000. In Jamestown, call “For over 115 years, DFT 483-8000, or visit its office Communications has at 332 Fluvanna Avenue. worked to go beyond our

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Lost Places, continued from pg 1 the county for the conversion of green timber at “asheries.” The first ash factory, built in 1822, was among four that existed in the village to convert hardwood into lye (for soap), as well as potash, or pearl ash. Asheries were common in newly settled areas of North America during the late 18th century and much of the 19th century, converting hardwood ashes for its abundant levels of potassium carbonate and potassium hydroxide. Bear Hunting and Wrestling Matches Historians report that neighbors would come from near and far for the massive fires, which burned for days. Many yokes of oxen were used to skid the logs into heaps for the bonfires, and the event would turn into a massive celebration including drinking, feasting and feats of strength. In the book, “History of the Town of North Harmony,” author Floyd Darrow states, “With

much hard cider during the day, at dusk these workmen gathered for the evening meal, consisting of enormous Johnny-cakes baked on boards, between the upper and lower layers of which, when split, were inserted huge slices of roast venison or bear’s meat.” When the meal was over, it was written that “these frontiersmen gathered about the open camp fires, indulging in stories of wolf and bear hunting, often engaging in wrestling matches and sometimes fights.” “Soft Soap” Harmony historian Pam Brown says after the ashes were collected, farmers would pour water on them to “leach” out lye, which was then used to make a very harsh or caustic-type soap, commonly used in households for many years. Darrow remembers making “soft soap,” as it was called by boiling fat scraps accumulated in the house-

hold with lye obtained from the wood ashes. From lye, potash was also made, which was used in the manufacture of glass. The product was shipped far and wide as McMahon’s book notes, “potash was taken from the kettles and broken up and packed into barrels for shipment on keelboats down the Allegheny to glass factories at Pittsburgh.” Even more valuable than potash, was pearl ash. McMahon says special ovens at the asheries were required to make it, which used black salts made from potash, which turned gray when baked. Similar to baking power, the substance would be used in cakes, corn break, pancakes and biscuits. McMahon states in her book, “Pearl ashes from Chautauqua County were shipped to England by way of Montreal until the opening of the Erie Canal and

to New York by wagon.” In “The History of Chautauqua County,” Andrew Young states that Walter Smith of Fredonia was the most extensively engaged merchant in the county in the sales of pot and pearl ash with sales over a six-year period in the early 1800s ranging from $20,000 to $45,000. Ash, like other products, was affected by supply and demand, and despite these figures, producers were not always adequately compensated and “subjected to heavy loses.” In time, the county’s massive timber reserves would be gone, and with that the ashery business in Chautauqua County, once said to have manufactured more ashes than any other county along the shores of Lake Erie, died. Although no historical reminders of the ash industry remain, its impact on life in the county is undeni-

Settlers made lye, a strong alkali, for household soaps through a process called “leaching” which used ashes and water to extract the chemical.

able. As Barrow noted in his writings, “Not only did this early commerce bring much needed cash, but it also promoted the clearing of the land, without which the progress of agriculture

and the building of towns and villages could not proceed.” *“Centennial History of Chautauqua County,” Vol. I.

Dunkirk Historic House Tour 2013 Slated For September 7

Contributed Article Michele Bautista

The public is invited to tour five interesting Victorian homes that were part of a bygone era in the center of Dunkirk by attending the Dunkirk Historic House tour on Sat. Sept. 7

was the home of Robert J Gross, President of Brooks Locomotive as well as Harrell/US Radiator Corp. The yellow brick Georgian Revival dates back to 1907. It then became the Rectory for Cardinal Mindszenty High School in 1952 until it’s closing in 1979. It served briefly as the Christopher Wellness Center and is presently the offices for the STEL Agency. The Eggers art exhibit is located here as well as mums being available for purchase. The Rudge and Beck home, 60 W. Fourth St. This was the first Gross house, built in the mid 1880’s in Queen Anne style. It was recently repainted as a “painted lady” using 13 different colors. Harry Swoyer, manager of the Brooks/Alco Plant, lived there until his death in 1951; his widow until 1968. Former Eggers Home, 438 Swan St. This modest Victorian Cottage style home was built in the late 1800’s. The original owner was the father of George William Eggers, a gifted artist whose art and lithographs will be on display at the Gross Mansion. The father, George A.H.Eggers was described in 1905 as “the leading artist photographer in Dunkirk.” A wonderful photo collection will be on display at the Swan St. home. The Tuning Home at 706 Park Ave. Built in 1912 in the Queen Anne Foursquare style, it retains the classical bits of that era. A Palladian window in the gable end and pediment over the porch entrance are examples of such details. The original owner, Christian Schmidt, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. was the proprietor of a barbershop in the Erie Hotel Highlighted in the tour is at the Union Train Depot. a display of art and works of George William Eggers The home is decorated in the Romantic Vintage style (1883-1958) being shown and features leaded glass at the Gross mansion. His and stained glass windows. family home, a Victorian cottage is also included The Reed and Koch home as one of the homes feaat 529 Washington Ave. tured. The Gross mansion, located at 715 Central Ave. Built in the 1880s, this

home is a variation on the Queen Anne Foursquare. Some interior features denote the beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement including French doors and beamed ceilings. Members of the Reed family lived here from 1896-1914. Mary Koch, widow of Frederick and her sons then lived there. Son Fred C Koch was president of Fred Koch Brewery.

The Pucciarelli Home at 629 Central Ave. Built around 1881, the property was owned by Louise Heyl and is an example of Second Empire style featuring a Mansard roof. By 1887, it was owned/occupied by Louise B Arver. In the 1920’s, the Dunkirk Club occupied the building until its sale to a private owner in 1995. Tickets are available at the Dunkirk Historical

Museum, 513 Washington Ave., which will be open during the tour and at the following locations: The Dunkirk Library, P&G Foods on Central Ave. Dunkirk, Midtown Realty 20 W. Main St. Fredonia, Time Pieces 23 White St Fredonia, Papaya Arts on the Boardwalk, Dunkirk All proceeds from the tour benefit the Dunkirk Historical Museum. For more information call 716-3663797

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Cassadaga Country Club’s Wednesday Women’s League held its annual Pink The Links Tournament to raise funds for Roswell Park and breast cancer research on Saturday. The event was a roaring success and even included a bit of history. Nolan Swanson, teeing off with a 2-hybrid on No. 14, recorded his first career hole-in-one on the par 4. The team heard the ball hit the pin from the tee box, but no one could have guessed that the ball would be waiting for Swanson in the bottom of the cup when he reached the top of the hill. “Without exaggerating,” he said, “I never thought it was going to happen to me. My brother Ryan is a teaching pro. My brother Patrick lives in Fredonia and he’s had three hole-in-ones. I just trumped them with a hole-in-one on a par 4. “I love playing golf,” Swanson continued. “I never thought It was going to happen because I’ve played for so long. My Grandpa Swanson and my dad started taking me down to Sunset Valley down by the Chautauqua Mall when I was eight years old. Close to 30 years I’ve been golfi ng. I’ve owned a course (Pinehurst Country Club in Westfield) for five. I’ve never had one on my own course.” The tournament had a number of different classes with all-men,

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The golfers in the Pink The Links Tournament at Cassadaga Country Club pose for a photo after golf, dinner and prizes. (Photo by Stefan Gestwicki)

mixed and all-women teams. There were over 30 gifts that were donated to the Chinese auction as well as a 50-50 drawing. Robert Basil Chevrolet sponsored a hole-in-one challenge on No. 8, but no one drove off with the new car as Swanson’s ace came on the wrong hole. “For running my first tournament it turned out pretty well,” Tournament Chairman Melissa Kelly said. “It’s good to raise money for Roswell Park because it’s local as opposed to having that money go out to corporate. “All the prizes that were donated were great,” she continued. “Sue Gotowka was very instrumental in getting the donations. Pat Kaus helped getting the hole sponsors. Special thanks also go out to Lori Danforth, Jodi Hoffman, Donna Frost and Nolan Swanson finds his ball in the cup after just one shot on the Nancy Phillips.”

par 4 No. 14 at Cassadaga Country Club during the Pink The Links Tournament on Saturday. (Photo by Stefan Gestwicki)


Jammers Looking Up At Spikes Despite Four-Game Streak


the best overall record in the league as well. The Jammers’ Star Sports Editor By John Wawrow marks of 21-12 at home and AP Sports Editor 41-25 overall are both good for The Jamestown Jammers have second in all of the NYPL. continued to be red hot in the Passed over in the NFL draft CONTINUED ON PG 2 past week, winning in April, quarterback Jeff Tuel four straight and settled on signing with the Bufeight of their last falo Bills a few days later with 10 games. Even the sole objective of cracking the with all that sucteam's roster. cess, however, the As of Monday, the raw rookie out team still looks up of Washington State is in line to at the State Colstart in the Bills' season opener lege Spikes in the against New England Sept. 8. New York-Penn ''I came here to play football, and League Pinckney that's what I'm doing,'' Tuel said. Division. ''It just explains, you can never The Spikes have expect. You never know what's been borderline going to happen in this league. unbeatable at ''It's why you've got to be ready.'' home in 2013 with a league-best (by a Tuel is in this position because of wide margin) 27-7 a string of injuries that have hit record in their the Bills' quarterback position. own ballpark. At Veteran Kevin Kolb is out indefi42-24, the Spikes nitely after sustaining a concus— an affiliate sion - the third of his sevenThe Jammers have won four straight as they try of the St. Louis year career - in a 30-7 loss to to close in on a playoff spot in the last week of Cardinals — have Washington on Saturday. Then the regular season. (Photo by Stefan Gestwicki) By Stefan Gestwicki





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there's rookie first-round pick EJ Manuel, who might not be ready to play because he's still recovering from a left knee injury he hurt in a 20-16 win over Minnesota a week earlier. The Bills did sign free agent Matt Leinart on Sunday, but the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner needs time to become familiar with the offense. Should Tuel start against New England, he would be the f irst undrafted rookie directly out of college to start in Week 1 for any team since the NFL merger in 1970, according to STATS LLC. This is not exactly what rookie coach Doug Marrone envisioned when he intended to have his starter in place within 10 days of the season. ''Well, I don't know if I'd use the word crazy,'' Marrone said. ''But I would say a little bit of adversity, for sure.''

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Injuries Are Just Part Of The Game

By Stefan Gestwicki Star Sports Editor

The recent news that Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore is going to miss 6-8 weeks with a wrist injury is perhaps the most crippling injury suffered in the NFL this preseason. Yes, there are guys that have been ruled out for the year already, but no one who meant as much to his team as Gilmore. A rookie last season, Gilmore was one of the few players who exceeded expectations in 2012. Even with the defensive line shooting blanks for most of the season, Gilmore routinely locked down the opposing team’s top wideout. He allowed Jarius Byrd to play his typical ball-hawking style. Now the Bills are going into the season with Leodis McKelvin and Crezdon Butler as their starting cornerbacks. That’s not good for people who are scoring at home. CONTINUED ON PG 2



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The newly formed partnership between the Jamestown Arena and the Faculty Student Association (FSA) of JCC will begin with the new fall semester on Tuesday September 3, 2013. Under a new agreement, JCC students with proper college ID will have free access to the track at the Jamestown Arena. Upon their first time accessing the track at JSBA, each student will need their JCC ID to be validated at the Arena’s reception desk. “We’re very pleased to announce this opportunity to the students at JCC, the JCC Total Fitness Members and the community,” said JSBA CEO Kurt Silcott. “We feel that this partnership offers a great fitness option for residents of Jamestown. The JCC Total Fitness Center is a great facility and we’re pleased to add their facilities as an option for our members here at the Arena. We also hope that their members and students will see the benefit of walking inside the Arena, out of the elements, avoiding traffic in the safety here at the Arena. This is stage one of this partnership as we intend to add more options and more benefits to members as we continue to develop this relationship.” JCC students will also receive

10% off inside Sully’s Irish Pub within the Arena with use of their college ID as well as discounted tickets to Arena events such as the Wits N’ Giggles Comedy Series (beginning September 6) Other non-student Total Fitness Members at JCC will have the opportunity to purchase one-years access to the track at JSBA for $50; a discount of $10 from the regular price. “JCC Total Fitness has been in the health, fitness and recreation business for a long time, and always looks for unique opportunities to expand our services,” said JCC Total Fitness Director, Bill Burk. “Any time two of the highest quality organizations in the area can team up to develop valuable health and fitness programs, it’s going to be a win-win for the community. We look forward to sharing services, ideas and innovative, emerging partnerships with JSBA.” The new agreement will also give current Arena Walking Club Members an opportunity to purchase a four-month membership to JCC Total Fitness at the discounted rates listed below. (These discounted promotional rates will only be offered for a limited time.) 4 Month Community Adult (18 & up): $190 (compared to $210 regularly) 4 Month Senior Citizen (60 & up): $110 ($125 regularly) 4 Month Community Family: $240 ($265 regularly)


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Overall, the walleye fishing has been slow this past week with the better, but modest catches to the west. Barcelona trollers have been working hard for a few walleye in 75-110 feet of water, with stickbaits and worm harnesses run between 65 feet down and the bottom. Most Dunkirk anglers are concentrating efforts in 80-95 feet of water. Trollers have also picked up a few walleye in around 65 feet of water off Dunkirk. Cattaraugus Creek trollers have been heading out to the international line and working west at depths over 80 feet. West of Dunkirk, walleye trollers also see the occasional steelhead, brown trout or lake trout catch. Run “cheater lines” for some supplemental steelhead action. A cheater line can be 6-8 feet of fluorocarbon line with a snap swivel on one end and spoon on the other. After you have dropped your downrigger ball to desired depth, attach the snap swivel to downrigger fishing rod’s line. Toss the lure into the water and the cheater line will slide down to the bow in the line, approximately half way down. Yellow perch fishing has been Upper Niagara River hit or miss this week. Anglers At mid-week, thick schools of white bass started providare marking a lot of fish between Silver Creek and Stur- ing some awesome fishing at

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Broderick Park. The white bass are keying on schools of small emerald shiners moving along the shoreline towards Lake Erie. White bass are easily caught near the surface when they push a school of emerald shiners to the surface (to feed on). Small white twister tails on a hook or small jig head and emerald shiners work great. Broderick Park anglers also report decent yellow perch fishing. Repairs to Bird Island Pier have finally been completed and the barricade has been removed. Anglers can once again fish from this pier that separates the Black Rock Canal from the Niagara River. Smallmouth bass fishing is generally good at this time of year on the river-side of the pier, south of the Peace Bridge. Boaters target smallmouth bass around Strawberry, Motor and Grand Islands. Drifting outside weed edges with a 3-way bottom bouncing rig and crayfish is a good bet.

north basin in 20-25 feet of water. White perch catches are widespread on worms fished near the bottom.

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The area trout streams are in good shape with moderate flows and cooler temperatures. Tricos are still hatching at first light, but is usually over by 9 AM. Trico emergers and spinners work well at that time. Stimulator patterns and terrestrials (ants, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets) will also draw trout to the surface. Productive offerings for spinning anglers include worms, salted minnows and small inline spinners. If you are a catch-and-release angler and use spinners, it is good practice to outfit your spinners with a single hook rather than a treble hook. Western New York anglers have a variety of Wild Trout Streams and Stocked Trout Streams to choose from. In addition, Public Fishing Rights Maps are available for many of the Chautauqua Lake area’s best trout streams. Weed edges are a good place If you need more fishing to catch a variety of warminformation or would like water species. Largemouth bass and sunfish are common to contribute to the fishing report, please call or e-mail along weed edges and open Mike Todd (716-851-7010; pockets in the weeds. kellunge fishing along weed or Jim Markham (716-366edges improved this week. 0228; jlmarkha@gw.dec.state. Trolling tight to weed edges with large stickbaits or buck- Good Luck Fishing! tail trolling spinners is a good The fishing hotline can bet. Walleye trollers were also be heard at (716) 679catching a few walleye in the ERIE or (716) 855-FISH.


The four game winning streak began Saturday against Williamsport after the Jammers had dropped two straight. And down 1-0 and getting no hit headed into the bottom of the eighth inning, the streak was in peril of climbing to three games. Julio Reyes threw six no-hit innings for Williamsport, allowing just one walk. Edwin Espinal fi nally got the Jammers into the hit column with two outs in A $1 per person donathe eighth with an infield tion is being asked by all single that pitcher Mark who attend and all money Meadors threw away. A raised will benefit the JHS walk to Erich Weiss set up Girls Soccer Boosters to Adam Landecker’s two-run help support the team. single that got Jamestown The event will also include on the board and the lead. a 50/50 raffle and a halfCandon Myles followed time goalie shootout where with another single, but anyone can take a shot on Landecker was thrown out goal versus one of the three trying to score on the play. JHS goalies. The public is Brett McKinney recorded welcome and encouraged the fi nal three outs for his to attend.

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geon Point, but they are tight lipped on some days. Out of Cattaraugus Creek good catches have been found at times in 55-75 feet of water. A couple favorable catch reports have also come off of Silver Creek in 55-65 feet of water. Emerald shiners are the top bait, but are likely not available at bait shops (worth a call around however). Schools of emeralds are showing at the foot of Sheridan, foot of Ontario and Broderick Park. Most are young of year and too small to put a hook through, but the patient dipper can find some larger shiners mixed in. Smallmouth bass fishing has been decent out of Buffalo around reef areas such as Seneca Shoal and Myers Reef. Drop-shot rigs combined with crayfish, minnows, tube jigs or other plastic baits works well. For more information see the Smallmouth Bass Fishing on Lake Erie page. The best time of year to target lake trout on Lake Erie is now! Spoons trolled near the bottom at depths over 80 feet is often very productive. Last week, a DEC survey showed a strong concentration of lake trout outside Brocton Shoal in 80-115 feet of water, especially between 90-95 feet of water.

ninth save of the season. The Jammers again found themselves down 1-0 late in the game against Williamsport on Sunday. Entering the bottom of the seventh, the Jammers were quickly running out of chances before the home team was able to put up a four-spot on the scoreboard thanks in part to Elvis Escobar’s first home run of the season – a two-run blast with two outs. Chad Kuel pitched the first five innings very effectively but didn’t factor in the decision as he went five innings and allowed just one first-inning run. He struck out three, allowed five hits and didn’t issue a free pass. Roberto Espinosa earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief and McKinney slammed the door for his 10th save. A lingering storm on Mon-

day left the field in unplayable condition, forcing the Jammers’ scheduled game against Mahoning Valley back to a Tuesday doubleheader. The twinbill was all Jamestown as the Jammers won the first game 8-0 before taking the nightcap with a 1-0 nailbiter. In the first game, the Jammers plated three runs in the third and four in the fourth and the game was all but over before fans even found their seats. They pounded out 13 hits, led by Escobar’s three knocks. Harold Ramirez, Adam Frazier, Wyatt Mathisen, Edwin Espinal and Dannny Collins each had a pair of hits in the rout. Isaac Sanchez drew the start for Jamestown, but it was basically a three-man job as Sanchez went three innings and Justin Topa and Oder-

man Rocha each tossed two shutout frames. Topa (5-2, 1.78) earned the win. The second game featured only seven combined hits for both teams, but Jamestown pushed across a run in the second inning and the pitchers made it hold up. It was again a combined effort by the Jamestown pitching staff as Buddy Borden got the start and threw four shutout innings with seven strikeouts before Andy Otamendi and Henry Hirsch finished off the shutout. The Jammers have just three home contests remaining in the regular season. A three-game series against State College on Monday, Sept. 2 through Wednesday could very well decide the Pinckney Division. Monday’s game is at 4:05 p.m. while Tuesday and Wednesday’s contests

York Giants. Smith struggled badly, throwing four interceptions and stepping out of the back of the end zone for a safety. You can justify it any way you want, but so far Smith doesn’t look like he belongs in the NFL. What Ryan did next was beyond comprehension. He inserted incumbent starter Mark Sanchez into the game in the fourth quarter of a preseason game. Sanchez is terrible, yes, but he’s played in the league for a number of years and everyone knows what he’s capable of. There was no reason at all for him

to be in that game. The result: Sanchez was scrambling for his life against guys who were looking to make an impact in their chase for a roster spot. He actually made a pretty nice play rolling out of the pocket but was drilled as he released the ball. At first glance, I certainly thought it could be as severe as a broken collarbone. He left the field with his shoulder wrapped tightly. To compound matters, Ryan was indignant to reporters following the game. Has there been any evidence that this guy is actually a good coach and not just a media sound byte? The point is that no injury is a good thing, but they happen. They happen in the regular season too. The Miami Dolphins lost Dustin Keller, the Ravens lost Ed Dickson and the Chiefs lost Tony Moeaki, so the tight end position has taken its lumps for a number of teams. Arian

Foster and Maurice JonesDrew have both sat out most of preseason because they’re nursing injuries. The Packers lost starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga for the season. That’s the one that might have the most immediate impact next to the Gilmore injury. Mark this down: Every single week of the regular season we’ll see a very valuable player go down for a significant length of time. Every team is going to deal with injuries and there’s little anyone can do to avoid them. So rather than complain about your team being banged up, just hope that the next guy on the depth chart can step up and do his job. Injuries have always existed in football and they always will. Deal with it. Stefan Gestwicki is the sports editor of the Chautauqua Star. Comments on this article or any other can be directed to stefan.

COMMENTARY CONTINUED FROM PG 1 It’s just a crushing blow that has left Bills fans screaming that the preseason is too long. Of course, running back C.J. Spiller also appeared to injure his knee (apparently he’s fine) while scoring a touchdown in the same game, so you can understand their angst. Another injury to hit a Bills starter is more serious and potentially career threatening. Quarterback Kevin Kolb was kneed in the back of the head while scrambling and suffered another concussion. Kolb, you may remember, suffered a concussion while with the Philadelphia Eagles that opened the door for Michael Vick to make his triumphant return to the NFL. Multiple concussions are not something that you want on your record. First off, it’s incredibly dangerous to a player’s future after the game. But also, a team is far less likely to sign a

guy with a history of concussions. A guy like Kolb just isn’t worth the risk. Fans who are calling for a shorter preseason just don’t get it. Injuries are part of the game. You simply can’t simulate live action in practice. Yes, guys like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are probably fine playing just a handful of series in the preseason games. But a guy like undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel (who is slated to be the Bills starter for Week 1 against the New England Patriots) could really use that playing time. Not only that, but preseason is all about roster battles. Coaches need to see which backup wide receivers can play on special teams. Or which backup linebacker would best be suited to play in the event of an untimely injury. The players are auditioning for 31 other teams should they get cut, too. It’s not just for the players either. Coaches

need to get accustomed to calling plays in real time. Defensive coordinators need to be able to read an offense and adjust. So yes, you’re going to see a lot of injuries over the course of the preseason that will make you wish that coaches didn’t play certain players, but the preseason is a necessary evil. All of this said, what Rex Ryan did in the New York Jets latest debacle was an absolute joke. He played rookie quarterback Geno Smith for the first three quarters against the New

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My golfer’s diary will follow my golf outing(s) for the week. I’ll look at how course conditions, weather, equipment, playing partners, etc. affect the game we love. Please keep in mind that I only started golfing last year, so yes, my scores are hardly that of a scratch golfer. But that’s what makes golf great: You don’t have to be a zero handicap to enjoy the game. My brother-in-law Scott has been playing golf his whole life. He’s never seen a hole-in-one. Forestville golf coach Jack Dugan has been playing golf his whole life and coached some very good players, but until he sank one a few weeks ago, he had never seen a hole-in-one. I’ve now seen two in the matter of three weeks after I witnessed Nolan Swanson ace No. 5 at Cassadaga Country Club during the Pink The Links Tournament on Saturday. The unusual thing about No. 5 is that it’s a PAR FOUR. Yes, Swanson (coincidently the owner of Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield) used a 2-hybrid and aced the short, but uphill par four. It was the first ace of Swanson’s long golf career. My group was teeing off on the par 3 No. 6 right behind No. 5’s green when we heard a ball strike the pin. We turned, but didn’t see a ball on the green. We assumed it had ricocheted into the rough, but when Swanson made the climb and found his ball in the cup, the celebration was on. He ran around screaming, laid on the ground and

Nolan Swanson celebrates his hole-in-one on the par four No. 5 at Cassadaga Country Club during the Pink The Links Tournament, Saturday. (Photo by Stefan Gestwicki)

hugged anyone within reach. But you know what? He more than earned it with an amazing feat. Congrats again to Nolan. As for my play in the tournament…I wish I didn’t have to write about it. The front nine was arguably the worst I’ve played all year. I had played a practice round on Friday and really thought that I was in for a good day on Saturday, but I was horribly wrong. On the plus side, I had a great group to spend the morning with as Star Media Group salesman Jason Ferguson joined myself and two of my oldest friends in the world Josh Torrance and Matt Meyer. The latter two and myself made something of a Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Class of 2000 reunion. The tournament raised money for Roswell Park and breast cancer research, so no matter how poorly I played it was great to be part of the event. Cassadaga Country Club did a wonderful job as always. Robert Basil

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Chevrolet was a hole-in-one sponsor and anyone who sunk an ace on No. 8 would ride home in a new car. Naturally, my group started on No. 8 so we were far from warmed up when our shot at the car came. That said, my best tee shot of the day probably came on the hole as I landed on the back of the green. No one won the car, if you were wondering. We got off to a nice start on No. 9 and were just inches off the green with a very good look at eagle. Well four terrible chips and four missed putts later we were left with a tap in for par. That was basically the story of our day. All four of us are adequate golfers, but with the exception of Josh’s drives off the tee (which were wondrous to behold), no one played like it. I was definitely the worst culprit. I struggle with my drives from time to time, but Josh was wailing the ball, so I wasn’t worried about my drives being askew. What really irritated me was my lack of touch on my chip shots.


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The greens were firm and “For running my fast and it was not easy going first tournament it getting your ball to stop on turned out pretty the green, but I’ve played CCC a lot and know where well,” Tournament to put the ball. Not only Chairman were my shots rolling off the Melissa Kelly green, but I duffed my fair said. “It’s good share, too. Maybe I was in to raise money a hurry to see where they landed because I really felt for Roswell Park like we had a shot to win the because it’s tournament, but I was rearlocal as opposed ing up and taking chucks to having that out, coming up insanely short or just straight toeing money go out to the ball. It was ugly. corporate. After a pedestrian two-under on the front nine, I really started to play better in the back and we put up a fiveunder, but it was too little, too late as the winning team was an impressive 15-under par. That was Swanson’s team. Again, as unimpressive as my performance was, it was so nice to be out playing in a tournament for a good cause. And as I’ve written before, never be nervous about playing in a tournament. I was nervous for a tournament early in the year, but an older golfer told me “The thing about golf is everyone stinks.” That really rings true. It’s a very hard game, but if you’re not having fun, you shouldn’t be out there. I’m sure there are still plenty of charity tournaments to come in September and maybe even October. Contact your local courses and play some golf for a good cause. Stefan Gestwicki is the sports editor of the Chautauqua Star. Comments on this article or any other can be directed to stefan. Jodi Hoffman tees off on the scenic No. 7 at Cassadaga Country Club’s Pink The Links Tournament, Saturday. (Photo by Stefan Gestwicki)

Sheehan Follows In Herrmann’s Footsteps, Inks Pro Deal

"As the only catcher on our FSU Sports Information Dept. roster last season, we asked a lot of Brian, and he was the key to our success," said Former Fredonia State Fredonia State head coach catcher Brian Sheehan Matt Palisin. "Brian was (Orchard Park) recently asked to catch three games signed a contract to play every weekend, as well as a professional baseball for the number of doubleheaders. Florence Freedom of the in- He was our most consistent dependent Frontier League. hitter all season and was The Freedom added Shee- constantly on base despite Carl Caughell comes around a turn during a 2013 outdoor han for their playoff push. the rigors of catching." meet at the University of Rochester. (Photo courtesy of Fredonia State) Sheehan made his profesSheehan follows in the in Learning Disabilities. Contributed Article sional debut Wednesday footsteps of Rob Herrmann night in a 5-4 victory over (Trumansburg), the Devils' FSU Sports Information Dept. Before graduating from the Windy City Thundercatcher prior to Sheehan. Fredonia State last May, bolts as the team's starting Herrmann played profesCaughell excelled in the Fredonia State graduate catcher. He recorded a sacsionally in Australia and the high hurdles. His 60-meter Carl Caughell has accepted rifi ce bunt and lineout in United States, and is curindoor time of 8.32 seconds a graduate assistantship his two plate appearances. rently playing in Germany. is the third fastest in proin track and field at the gram history. His 110-me- Sheehan, who graduated in "Brian came in as a freshUniversity of Mary in Bister outdoor time -- 14.81 May, was named all confer- man as Rob's backup," marck, N.D. -- is fi fth fastest. ence and led the SUNYAC said Palisin "Brian had the Caughell will coach the in on-base percentage (.482). smooth swing and great He fi nished second in the high jump for the NCAA He was among the league arm and did a great job for outdoor event at the 2013 Division II Marauders, leaders in hits, walks and hitus in his four seasons." SUNYAC outdoor chamand will work toward his by pitches, and caught nearly pionships at SUNY CortSheehan received a congratgraduate degree in Educaland, and was named Sec- every game for the Devils. ulations from Herrmann. tion with a concentration ond Team All-SUNYAC. Contributed Article

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"Rob told me it's still baseball and not anything more," said Sheehan. "Don't be shy and work to improve." Sheehan has quickly taken to the experience. "It's different baseball. Here it's baseball eight hours a day. I'm really enjoying it." Sheehan was signed by Fran Riordan, a Canisius High School grad (1993), and the winningest manager in the Frontier League's history. "It's great to see both of those guys pursuing their goals," said Palisin. "Rob was the type of player that always showed the younger guys how it's done, and has set a great example for Brian." This summer, Herrmann was selected to play in the Bundesliga All Star Game representing the Paderborn Untouchables. The Untouchables open the post season this weekend with a five-game set against Heidenheim.

Herrmann also participated in the European Cup Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, where the team played in the Olympic Stadium. "All of the teams in the bracket are the best in Europe," said Herrmann "Two from every top country make it in, so we were fortunate enough to play the two best teams in all of Europe." He also played for the EU International Stars for a tournament in the Czech Republic called Prague Baseball Week. "The tournament was amazing and our team of misfit American import players won it all in the end. We beat both the German and the Czech WBC teams to win the championship." Herrmann was a four-time All SUNYAC selection for the Devils and among career leaders in nearly every offensive category.

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Local School Sports Schedule Tournament, TBD Sat, Sept. 7 at Salamanca Tournament, TBD

High School Sports

Girls Volleyball

Tue, Sept. 3 at Panama, 6:00 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 vs. Dunkirk, 6:00 p.m.



Girls Tennis

(w/ Chautauqua Lake) Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Portville, 7:00 p.m.

Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Salamanca, 7:00 p.m. Tue, Sept. 3 at Gowanda, 4:00 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 vs. Olean, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer Football

Fri, Sept. 6 at Ellicottville, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

Wed, Sept. 4 at Randolph, 4:30 pm. Sat, Sept. 7 at Falconer, 9:00 a.m.

Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 4:30 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 vs. AlleganyLimestone, 5:00 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Wed, Sept. 4 at Frewsburg 4:30 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

Thur, Sept. 5 vs. Southwestern, 6:00 p.m. Wed, Sept. 4 at Falconer, Sat, Sept. 7 vs. Cassadaga 4:30 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 at Panama, 4:30 Valley, 9:00 a.m. p.m.

Boys Soccer

Tue, Sept. 3 at Randolph, 4:30 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 at Frewsburg, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis

Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 at Southwestern, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Thur, Sept. 5 at Southwestern, 7:00 p.m.

Fri, Sept. 6 at Falconer, 4:30 p.m.

Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Fredonia, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball


Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Portville, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

Wed, Sept. 4 at North Collins, 6:00 p.m. Sat, Sept. 7 at Falconer Invitational, TBD

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Fredonia, 6:00 p.m. Wed, Sept. 4 at Maple Grove, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Jamestown, 4:00 p.m.


Fri, Sept. 6 at Silver Creek, 7:00 p.m.

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Chautauqua Lake, 4:30 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 vs. Cassadaga Valley, 4:30 p.m. Sat, Sept. 7 at Eagles Soccer Tournament, TBD

Thur, Sept. 5 vs. AlleganyLimestone, 5:00 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Girls Volleyball

Boys Soccer

Girls Tennis


Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Ellicottville, 4:30 p.m.

Tue, Sept. 3 at Chautauqua Lake, 6:00 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 vs. Jamestown, 6:00 p.m. Wed, Sept. 4 at Southwestern, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Dunkirk, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer Football

Sat, Sept. 7 at Panama, 1:30 p.m.

Thur, Sept. 5 at Olean Tournament, TBD Sat, Sept. 7 at Olean Tournament, TBD

Girls Volleyball

Fri Sept. 6 vs. West Valley, 6:00 p.m.


Fri, Sept. 6 at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

Girls Soccer

Boys Soccer

Wed, Sept. 4 at AlleganyLimestone, 4:30 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 at North Collins, 4:30 p.m.

Boys Golf

Thur, Sept. 5 at Methacton H.S., 3:00 p.m.

Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer


Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Niagara Falls, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Orchard Park, 5:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Randolph, 6:00 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 at Fredonia, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis

Wed, Sept. 4 at Dunkirk, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 at Chautauqua Lake, 4:00 p.m.

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Frewsburg, 7:00 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 vs. Maple Grove, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis


Fri, Sept. 6 at Randolph, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Cross Country

Sat, Sept. 7 at South River Invitational, TBD

College Sports

Women’s Soccer

Sunday, Sept. 1 at Virginia Wesleyan, 2:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Penn State Behrend, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Mount Union, 7:00 p.m.

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Portville, 4:30 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 vs. West Valley, Women’s Tennis 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 vs. Penn Sat, Sept. 7 at Portville, State Behrend, 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Girls Volleyball Brockport, 1:00 p.m. Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Silver Women’s Volleyball Creek, 6:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Scranton, Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Panama, 6:00 4:00 p.m. p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Mount Sat, Sept. 7 at Falconer Union, 6:00 p.m. Spikefest, 9;00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Hartwick, 11:00 a.m.

Tue, Sept. 3 at Southwestern, 7:00 p.m.

Tue, Sept. 3 at Silver Creek, 6:00 p.m. Boys Soccer Thur, Sept. 5 at Brocton, 6:00 Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Falconer, p.m. 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Maple Grove, Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Jamestown, 4:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 at Fredonia, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Randolph, 4:30 p.m. Girls Volleyball Fri, Sept. 6 at Randolph, 4:30 Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Brocton, 6:00 p.m. p.m. Boys Soccer Fri, Sept. 6 at Pine Valley, Wed, Sept. 4 at Silver Creek, 6:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Sat, Sept. 7 at Eagles Soccer Tournament, TBD

Tue, Sept. 3 at Panama, 4:30 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 at Salamanca Tournament, TBD

Tue, Sept. 3 at CattaraugusLittle Valley, 6:00 p.m. Thur, Sept. 5 at Falconer, 6:00 p.m.

Sat, Sept. 7 vs. Clymer, 1:30 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball


Girls Soccer Football w/ Silver Creek)

Fri, Sept. 6 at Gowanda, 7:00 p.m.

Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Fredonia, 4:00 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Maple Grove, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Boys Soccer


Men’s Soccer Football

Fri, Sept. 6 at Franklinville, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Mount Saint Mary, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Houghton, 7:00 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fredonia State Invitational, 11 a.m.

Football (w/ Forestville) Fri, Sept. 6 vs. Fredonia, 7:00 p.m. Girls Volleyball

Tue, Sept. 3 vs. Dunkirk, 6:00 p.m. Wed, Sept. 4 at Pine Valley, 6:00 p.m. Sat, Sept. 7 at Falconer Tournament, TBD

Boys Soccer

Wed, Sept. 4 vs. Westfield, 4:30 p.m. Fri, Sept. 6 at Pioneer, 5:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Fri, Sept. 6 at Salamanca

Women’s Soccer

Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Alfred State, 4:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

Sunday, Sept. 1 at FLCC Classic, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 vs. Alfred State, 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Lorain CC, 1:00 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Thursday, Sept. 5 vs. Mercyhurst NE, 6:00 p.m.

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FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE BILLS CONTINUED FROM PG 1 And that wasn't the only unsettling news to greet the Bills, who returned to practice in preparing for their preseason finale against Detroit Thursday. Top cornerback Stephon Gilmore will miss between six and eight weeks after breaking his left wrist against Washington. It's an injury that further depletes a cornerback position that already lacks experienced depth behind Leodis McKelvin. Running back C.J. Spiller has been excused to be with his family near Jacksonville, Fla., where his step-grandfather Hubert Allen Jr. allegedly killed two people and shot two others before killing himself on Saturday. Marrone said the team has been in contact with Spiller, but there's no timetable as to when he'll return. Chris Hairston, who was supposed to compete for the starting right tackle job, was placed on the season-ending reserve/non-football illness list. Hairston has not practiced after opening training camp on the physicallyunable-to-perform list. And two-time Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd didn't

Chris White to Detroit. Tuel, 22, found it strange providing offensive tips to a 30-year-old Leinart, a 2006 first-round pick. ''It was odd,'' Tuel said. ''The last time I saw Matt, I was watching him in the Rose Bowl in the national championship play Texas, and I was in the stands. I was like in eighth grade.'' The injuries to Manuel and Kolb have at least provided In this Sept. 30, 2012 file photo,Buffalo Bills' Jairus Byrd Tuel additional practice (31) upends New England Patriots' Brandon Bolden (38) and playing time than most during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard third-stringers usually get. Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File) In three preseason games, sound entirely thrilled to be The two sides failed to he's combined for 31 of 43 back in Buffalo after prac- negotiate a long-term deal for 299 yards passing, two ticing with the team for the before a July 15 deadline. touchdowns and no interfirst time since signing his That left Byrd the option of ceptions. one-year, $6.9 million fran- accepting the tender or loschise tender last week. ing pay once he began miss- Leinart is happy to get one more chance to prove ing regular season games. Byrd said he didn't want himself after spending the to be a distraction, but Byrd's not sure how ready entire offseason looking for acknowledged being ''dishe'll be to open the season a job. After spending his appointed'' when Buffalo after having missed the first four seasons in Ariapplied the franchise tag in entire offseason of practice zona, he's on his third team March to prevent him from ''Only time will tell,'' he said. in as many years. testing free agency. The problem is the Bills ''I'm just excited just to Byrd declined to say whether are quickly running out of be here obviously and he's asked to be traded. He time, and healthy bodies. humbled and just thankful wouldn't directly answer for the opportunity,'' said At the least, Buffalo has a question regarding his Leinart, who is expected to some reinforcements at chances of playing in Buffalo play Thursday. ''Obviously, quarterback, with Leinart next season. Byrd only noted I know nothing is guaranand Thaddeus Lewis each that the Bills have the option teed ever. But I'm excited making their practice debuts. to place the franchise tag on to be playing football. Lewis was acquired Sunday him again next year. in a trade that sent linebacker ''I was getting bored.''

Bills Cut Five Players, Including WR Da’Rick Rogers and center Ryan Turnley. The moves were made a day before NFL teams are required to trim their Undrafted rookie receiver rosters to 75 players. Da'Rick Rogers was one Rogers failed to make an of five players released by impact in Buffalo in a bid to the Buffalo Bills on Monmake a fresh start following day. And injured offensive a troubled college career. As tackle Chris Hairston's seaa sophomore in 2011, Rogson is over before it began. ers led Tennessee with 67 The Bills also released catches for 1,040 yards and defensive backs Dominique nine touchdowns. Ellis and Jumal Rolle, reHe was forced to transfer to ceiver DeMarco Sampson, Contributing Article Associated Press

Tennessee Tech last summer after the Volunteers suspended him indefi nitely for violating team rules. Rogers said the suspension was the result of him failing multiple drug tests. In Buffalo, Rogers had difficulty earning playing time among a young, talented group of receivers, which includes rookie secondround pick, Robert Woods, and rookie third-round pick Marquise Goodwin.

Hairston, who was expected to compete for a starting job at right tackle, was placed on the season-ending reserve/ non-football illness list. He's been bothered by a nagging back injury and hasn't practice after opening training camp on the active/physically-unableto-perform list. The Bills also reached an injury settlement and released guard Keith Williams.

USA Hockey Team Expects To Be A Favorite In Sochi By Larry Lage AP Hockey Writer

The U.S. hockey team has fl ipped the script since the last Winter Olympics. The Americans expect to be a favorite to win gold in six months at the Sochi Games after saying they were underdogs in 2010, when they won silver and were a goal away from knocking off the host Canadians. ''The only people that thought we had a chance were probably the guys in the locker room, or our coaches and management of USA Hockey,'' Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane said Monday. ''This time, it's different.'' USA Hockey invited 48 of its top prospects - including 16 players from its 2010 team - for off-ice workouts and meetings at the Washington Capitals' training facility. ''Even though we invited 48 guys, I got calls from a few agents, 'Why not my guy?' I get that,'' said general manager David Poile, whose day job is running the Nashville Predators. ''We put some guys on the board that aren't at this camp that we should be looking at. We're totally open-minded. ''We have to take the 25 guys that give us the best chance to win.'' The players will get picked to play based on their body of work and how well they perform early in the NHL

Paul Martin, left, and Ryan Miller show off USA Hockey’s new jerseys. Both NHL veterans will be vying for spots on the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

season. The final roster is expected to be announced on Jan. 1 after Detroit and Toronto play in the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium. Brian Burke, the team's general manager in 2010, set up an advisory group to assemble the roster. Poile plans to follow the model over the next four months. NHL general managers Stan Bowman, Dean Lombardi, Dale Tallon and Paul Holmgren along with scout Don Waddell will assist Poile, Ray Shero, the team's associate GM, Burke, the team's director of player personnel and USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson. ''We'll have much harder decisions to make, picking this team than we had 2010,'' Burke said. ''That's what you want.'' The advisory group met for five hours on Sunday, spending some of that time on talking about a possible roster and some tough decisions it will have to make. ''We have 16 returning Olympians that have a chance to make the team,'' Poile said. ''We've got way

more depth, and way more quality than we had in 2010.'' Six goaltenders were invited to the camp, and three will make the trip to Sochi. Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller was named MVP of the ice hockey tournament at the Vancouver Games, but he's not a lock to keep his job because Los Angeles Kings star Jonathan Quick has been perhaps the world's best at stopping shots the past two seasons. NHL goalies Jimmy Howard, Cory Schneider, Craig Anderson, along with 20-year-old prospect Josh Gibson, also are in the mix. Miller, despite his performance in 2010, was not named to the team's leadership group that includes defenseman Ryan Suter and forwards David Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan and Zach Parise. While it would be a big surprise if any of those leaders didn't end up representing the U.S. in Russia, they don't have any guarantees. ''Nobody has been given a position,'' Poile insisted. Twenty-four forwards and 18


defensemen are attending the pre-Olympic camp, some of whom, such as 18-year-old Seth Jones, are there simply to experience what it is like to be around the country's best hockey players. Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, who succeeds Ron Wilson, said his job is to pass along some information and messages to the players over the course of a few days to get them ready for a quick turnaround at the Sochi Games. The NHL has some games scheduled on Feb. 8, and the Americans - along with the other players in the league from other countries - won't have much time to prepare for their first game. ''We won't see these guys for another six months,'' Bylsma said. ''That's not comfortable for a coach.'' Bylsma, though, seems at ease with Team USA publicly liking its chances to win gold for the first time since the Miracle on Ice victory over the Soviet Union in 1980. ''It's a different expectation and different mindset,'' he said. ''Four years ago, we were under the radar and it certainly was a younger team and didn't have those expectations. This is a team that largely was in Vancouver and was in the gold-medal game and was a shot away from winning a gold medal. ''Now, the expectation is much different. We're going over to Sochi, Russia, with the mindset of winning a gold medal.''

(through AUGUST 28, 2013)

By Stefan Gestwicki Star Sports Editor

These weekly power rankings are based on more than just standings. They are the opinion of just one person and meant to facilitate discussion. Feel free to disagree with the rankings and send your thoughts to 1) Los Angeles Dodgers 77-55 Can anyone beat a 1-2 punch of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Grienke in the playoffs? 2) Atlanta Braves 79-52 It’s hard to argue with the most wins in the Majors, but injuries are a concern. 3) Boston Red Sox 78-55 Shane Victorino just put up 7 RBI in a rout against Baltimore. Sox have 2.5 lead in East. 4) St. Louis Cardinals 78-54 It’s impossible to pick against the Cards in the Central after that series win against Cincy. 5) Detroit Tigers 77-55 Justin Verlander looks human this season. No worries, he’s still got gas in the tank for a run. 6) Texas Rangers 77-55 No team in baseball has as many road wins as Texas. That’ll be huge if it makes the playoffs. 7) Oakland Athletics 74-57 A series win against the Tigers proved to fans and the team that they’re not going away. 8) Tampa Bay Rays 74-56 A threegame skid has knocked them out of first, but no one expects them to fall too far. 9) Pittsburgh Pirates 76-55 Sinking ship? Landing Marlon Byrd and John Buck just seems like a desperation move. 10) Cincinnati Reds 74-59 The Reds have now won three of their last 30 series in St. Louis since 2003. That ain’t good. 11) Cleveland Indians 71-60 Terry Francona would absolutely be my pick for Manager of the Year if I had a vote. 12) New York Yankees 70-62 Alfonso Soriano has been laughably hot since joining the team. A nice A-Rod distraction. 13) Baltimore Orioles 70-60 This .500 baseball trend they’re on isn’t going to catch the Rays or the Red Sox in the East. 14) Arizona Diamondbacks 68-63 Five games behind in the wild card. That can be made up in the blink of an eye. 15) Kansas City Royals 67-64 A threegame winning streak has the arrow pointing up, but is it too late for the Royals? 16) Washington Nationals 66-65 Hey! They’re over .500 again. Oh wait, they were shooting for a World Series title. 17) Colorado Rockies 62-72 Remember when this season started off with such promise? That sure unraveled quickly. 18) Philadelphia Phillies 60-72 How cool was it to see Roy Halladay back on the mound and winning? Class act that guy. 19) New York Mets 59-71 The Mets got a potential steal by getting 2B Dilson Herrera from the Pirates via trade. 20) Los Angeles Angels 59-71 The Dodgers’ resurgence has to only make this season more painful for Angels fans. 21) Seattle Mariners 59-72 A fivegame losing streak basically erases any hope of a .500 season in Seattle. 22) Toronto Blue Jays 59-74 Who is the biggest disappointment? The Blue Jays or the Angels? That’s a tough call. 23) San Francisco Giants 59-73 Tim Lincecum will defi nitely be the most interesting free agent in recent memory. 24) San Diego Padres 59-73 The battle for last place with the Giants and Rockies is going to be a nail biter to the end. 25) Milwaukee Brewers 58-73 The Brew Crew really enjoys being a spoiler. They’ve beat some tops teams recently. 26) Chicago Cubs 56-76 Try to remain calm as you watch Alfonso Soriano go ape-crazy in New York, Cubs fans. 27) Minnesota Twins 57-73 This is the one terrible team with a bright future. There are studs in the Minor Leagues. 28) Chicago White Sox 55-76 Quietly, the Pale Sox have won eight of their last 10 games. Okay, nobody cares. 29) Miami Marlins 49-81 Their elimination number is down to three. So much for those title aspirations in Miami. 30) Houston Astros 44-87 There’s nothing more I can say. I’ve ragged on the Astros all year. It’s getting old.


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Thermal Inkless Printer, Diecut, Paper or Film tape, Logos/ Graphics, Microsoft Office comp., New $95 716-365-5027 Wide, Long & Thick, Padded with Multi Compartments, Carry Strap, Good Quality, $75 716-365-5027


DIGITAL_CAMERAS For PC/ Web EBAY, Talk Face-to-Face, Take Photos, Movies, Videos, +Microphone, New $12 716-365-5027


BABYSITTING COOK AND KITCHEN AIDE 1st and 2nd shift cooks/Kitchen Aide apply at the WCA Home 134 Temple Fredonia OCCASIONAL SITTER NEEDED

Looking for sitter for 9 yr old girl. snow days, no school, etc. References a must. call 490-4523. Registered family daycare in Jamestown has openings for full time child care, ages 6 wks and up. 24 years experience. Meals and snacks included, D.S.S. accepted. Call 716-483-3974 CHILD CARE PROVIDER

MOVING SALE Antiques, house-

hold items, lawn boy, tools, fiberglas fishing boat, oak dining set, old ceramic and brass chandelier, mahogany desk, 32” Flat TV, fishing rods much misc. Fri. & Sat .Aug. 16 and 17 9-4 PM. 5934 Mill Str. Ext. Mayville

Furniture, Household and More 3128 S Roberts, Fredonia Aug 9-10 Fri 10-7 Sat 9-3


Fri & Sat. Aug 2-3 Tinkertown Bay Rd, Dewittville off Rte 430 Something for everyone!


All shifts PCA/ HHA apply at WCA Home 134 Temple St Fredonia


PROFESSIONAL_HELP_ WANTED JPS BOARD OF EDUCATION The Jamestown Public School’s Board of Education is accepting letters of interest for the open board seat due to Timothy Thomas’ resignation. The candidate will fill the open seat until the end of Mr. Thomas’ term on June 30, 2014. If the candidate is interested in continuing to serve on the Board of Education, he or she will need to participate in the May 2014 Board of Education Election to run for a three-year term. Candidates must reside within the Jamestown City School District boundaries. Interested candidates can email, mail, fax or drop off a letter of interest, which should include a resume and bio, by the end of the business day on September 3rd to: Sue Caronia, District Clerk 197 Martin Road Jamestown, NY 14701 716-483-4420


Platters, Pitchers, Dishes, Glasses, Ornaments, and Tools. 716484-4160.

JAMESTOWN ROYAL FURNITURE Beautiful set of two tap-

estry chairs and ottoman from Jamestown Royal $500 Some extra fabric. 716-485-1632




Loads of Features, home/office, copy, autodial, fax/tel/ answer mach opts, plain paper, $35. 716-365-5027 GEORGE

part time- full time help needed. must have exp. call 672-7242. madenford spring & auto


flat screen monitor. Brand new. $95 716-785-1242




Antique gold lamp, $25; 3 aquariums, $10-$20.00. 716-720-5525

demic areas; French and Art lessons. 716-720-5525

Week of August 30, 2013

DVD/CD-RW, Multi Ports, Carry Case, Video Camera & more $185 or $225 w/extras. 716-365-5027


TUTORING Tutoring in all Aca-




George Foreman Grilling Machine, electric with bun warmer, $12 716-365-5027

ANTIQUES_FOR_SALE beautiful brass 10 lights with crystals $900 or BO 716-366-1962


ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Beautiful oak entertainment center. very heavy. fits a 32 inch TV or smaller. Make an offer. 716-708-3890 ANTIQUE


Call 716-484-4160.



Vibrating Belt. 716-484-4160.





With glass doors, $300 or best offer. Call Frank 716-484-7885


$65 each. One black, one white. all wool. 716-665-7818


Series A. 165 hp. With Linde hydraulic pump. Pump: Type 2PV140. $2,500. 716-595-2046 HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT With

6 cyl gas Ford motor. Self contained power unit. Needs gas tank. $1,500. 716-595-2046.

Unity Saga, Harbinger Files, Prophet, Shadowman, and others. New condition. 716-484-4160.





3943 Rt. 394 near Chautauqua Final Sale‚ everything goes! 105,000 great books $2.00 ea. Pbs $1.00 ea. or less. Open daily 10 to 3, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open until Labor Day.Call 716-789-5757



er, in-laid wood. $90 or best offer. Call Frank at 716-484-7885

1996 MALLARD CAMPER 19’, sleeps 4-6, fridge, stove, furnace, A/C, microwave, toilet, awning, Reese Hitch, VGC, $4500 B/O, 716-640-0721

WEBER CHARCOAL COOKER 18” diameter, like new, $50 or best offer. Call Frank at 716-484-7885

el FGC 35. Capacity 4500 pounds. Has Cascade Bale Clamp: 1800 lb capacity. $6800. 716-595-2046

With 6 1/2 ft belly finish mower. Wheel Weights. 12 v electric. All original. $2,850. 716-474-7997

HENSLEY BUCKET 4.23’ CAP Part # JD3 12HH 3108. Fits John Deere 310D Backhoe. Excellent condition. $1,000. Call 716-484-4160.

Various Plows, Discs, Planters, Mowers, and Tractors. 716-595-2046.



lic. Runs good. $2,100. Also have 353 & 453 Detroit Parts. 716-595-2046.

6974 Charlotte Center Road, Sinclairville, NY



Explore the Ambit Energy Opportunity at 716-640-3957


INDEPENDENT. Home or office. Jamestown surrounding areas. Natural cleaning products/pet friendly. Excellent references 716-969-6878 H#716-763-2053

EMPLOYMENT_INFORMATION “MAID2SHINE” Need A HouseKeeper? I Have Over 30yrs exp. And I Come With Great References. Call for Further Detail 716-397-4089

MISC_HELP_WANTED Computer tutor needed in Westfield. Please call and leave message. 716-326-7846


SALE 5174 Woodlands Dr (Dunkirk) Sat. Aug.31 8am-2pm. Across from Bill’s Hooks on Route 5. Look for signs.





Multi-Family Yard Sale Large selection of GIRLS clothing, sizes 0-4T, Toys, Tricycles, small kitchen appliances, doll house furniture, craft items, DVD’s and much more. 4478 W. FAIRMOUNT AVE., LAKEWOOD TRI-JAMES NEXT TO SMITH BOYS THURS., FRI., SAT. 8-3 Tan sofa $50, green swivel chair and brown chair to match sofa, computer stand. call after 1pm to see. 716-401-1583 FURNITURE

1.9 PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $59/Month



1.9% for 36 Months [3.53% APR*] $0 DOWN


Choose Your Own Path

$30.03 PER $1,000 FINANCED

*Example: On a purchase where the Amount Financed is $1,999 your Down Payment is $0 with 36 monthly payments of $58.60 each. Interest Rate is 1.9% [ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE is 3.53% (E)]. For other Amounts Financed, the payment would be approximately $30.03 per $1,000 financed. Note: The above financing programs are offered by Sheffield Financial, a Division of Branch Banking and Trust Company, Member FDIC. Subject to credit approval. Approval, and any rates and terms provided, are based on credit worthiness. Other financing offers are available. See your local dealer for details. Rate advertised is based on debt to income ratio of 45% or less. Minimum Amount Financed $1,500; Maximum Amount Financed $50,000. Other qualifications and restrictions may apply. An origination fee of $50 will be added to the amount financed in the above example. Financing promotions void where prohibited. Offer effective on all new and unused KYMCOATVs, SideXSides, Motorcycles and Scooters purchased from a participating KYMCOUSA dealer between 1/1/2013 and 9/30/2013. Offer subject to change without notice. [“E” means estimate.] ©KYMCOUSA 2013 KYMCO vehicles meet all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety and

EPA standards. Take a riding skills course. For the course nearest you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at -800-446-9227. For your safety, always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Avoid excessive speed and stunt driving.



discount for current, honorable discharged or retired military




Many to choose from. Call 716-595-2046.

lg. capacity convection oven, new. cost $149 see $75 716-366-1425

938H QUICKTACH For 2004 CAT Model 938H 3.5yd bucket. $3,500 for Quick Attachment. Call 716-595-2046




Part # AT193778. Capacity 18” 2.3 cubic feet std. $350. Call 716-484-4160. FORD MODEL 900 Narrow front

end, 4 cyl gas, 2 rear hydraulic couplers, 3 point hitch, Live PTO, $4400. 716-474-7997

INTL HYDRO TRACTOR Model I 544. No Motor. Will sell tractor as is, or for parts. Call 716-595-2046. 2 LANCASTER TANKS GAUGE 7

1000 gallon capacity per tank Manufactured 1998. 46” x 12’ Underground Tanks. $800 each 716-595-2046

new 1st $50 716-366-1425


dition. $175. 14.7 cubic feet. 716-665-7818

custom made glass block windows made to size or close to size high quality/affordable prices 716-484-8312 GLASS BLOCK WINDOWS




Walk-behind Mower with 3 attachments. $400 for mower. $100 for each attachment. 716-484-4160. BRIGGS & STRATTON 3.5 HP

Push Mower. 716-484-4160.


Selection, including 14.00-24, 14.9-24, 17.5-25, 20.5-25. Call 716-595-2046.

Briggs & Stratton 3hp, Montgomery Ward Powr Kraft 5hp, Parmi Gardenette model LT 1011. 716-484-4160.


CUB CADET 221HP SNOWBLOWER Used 10 times. Decided this


From 60’s & 70’s for sale. Games in good condition. Examples: Twister (1966), All in the Family (1972), Sorry (1972), Price is Right (2nd edition), Beat the Clock (1969), Backgammon (1973), The Last Straw (#390), Mousetrap (1975). Asking $10 each or 2 for $16 for these, There are more, but prices vary on others. Call 716-326-6659



old lady needed self propelled. Has electric start. Was $450 now $300 716-485-1632


Model 339-27 Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine. Dual Flavor & Twist. $3,000. Call 716-484-4160 30 Case. Please Call 716-487-7184. UPRIGHT PEPSI COOLER

TIN SHEETING .8mm/.03 thick

Antique bed with clean matress and boxspring - $50 for all. Fredonia 716-672-6632


21 gauge, 1.3mm/.05 thick 16 gauge. Half smooth and half rippled. 716-595-2046. MODEL TRAINS





65Guitar child’s size with case New! $68 (716)488-9094

$39 (716)488-9094






2-tone blue and silver. Needs front shaft. $180. 716-484-4160

With a touch of a finger, check oil level from inside car. (New in the box) $40.00 716-785-1242

tires, blue metal flake paint & chrome. excellent condition. make offer. Dave 462-1340


26in tires. 1960 R lite 2. red metal flake paint & chrome. excellent condition. make offer. Dave 462-1340


RCA VHS Camcorder, Extra Battery, Charger, Tripod, Blank Tapes. All $100.00 716-499-9805


seating, priced to sell. 716-488-9094

Adult owned. HP ze5600, 2.6 ghz, 40gb harddrive, 1bg memory, 15” display. $75.00 obo. 716-934-9593 HP PAVILLION







ECHO 10 SPEED BICYCLE 27in tires. red metalic paint and chrome. excellent condition. make offer 462-1340 TOP FLIGHT JUNIOR GOLF SET


1/16” thickness, 35 1/2” width. Call 716-484-4160.





BRAND NEW Daiwa Samurai 2500 ROD & REEL COMBO-Pefect for Fall Steelhead & Salmon Fishing $30 716-997-0821 SIZE 9. Black $50.00. 716-785-1242


Cost $300, now $95 (716)488-9094



Various Irons, Drivers, & Putters. Some vintage models, others newer models. Low price. 716-484-4160

Former Crawford Co. Bed & Foot Heads, Cabinet Doors, Dresser/Drawer Parts, Table Tops. 716-257-0578


Rascal Electric Power Chair, like new. Asking $395 or best offer. Call 716-366-5655 for more info

Hamilton Beach Brew Station, Very good condition, used very little. Makes up to 12 cups. $15 obo 716-934-9593


Mahogany finish, three chairs, good condition. $140 or best offer. Call Frank at 716-484-7885


One red, one maroon, Good condition. Can send pics if needed. $10 obo for pair. 716-934-9593 AFRICAN THEME WALL ART

Woman’s Like new! $79 716-488-9094



Queen size, brown, good condition, $195 or best offer. Call Frank at 716-484-7885 SOFA-BED





Queen, no frame, good condition, $125 or best offer. 716-484-7885

ANTIQUE Secretary top cabinet

with glass doors. $300 or best offer. Call Frank. 716-484-7885

SEWING side table with drawer, in-laid wood. $90 or best offer. Call Frank. ANTIQUE



78 in. $125.


Large & Plush, Endseats, Recline/Massage, Ctr folds to Cup Console, Phone & Storage, BurgCloth $175 716-365-5027

HOUSEHOLD_GOODS_ FOR_SALE With another, smaller safe made into it. $600. Call 716-595-2046.

5’ X 3’ X 2’4” HEAVY SAFE

FOR SALE 2 burner wood or coal cook stove w/reversible grates. White porcelain includes 10ft all new Ameritech tripple wall stainless steel chimney pipe. Hard included. all excellent condition. $700 716-467-7061 HEATER/RADIATOR

$25 785-1242


Brand new. small vertical $10 785-1242


MAYTAG DRYER Gas dryer runs well. Approx.28 yrs old. Only one user. $75.00 or B/O. call 679-9050 or 672-2794.

ANTIQUE (90+ years old) telephone table andchaircombination,inexcellent condition. $40.00 716-785-1242


Approximately 20-30 sheets left. 3/4” thick. From OK to good condition. Very Low price. 716-484-4160 QUALITY



83,000 Board Feet. Ash, Beech, Cherry, Oak, Soft Maple. $ 1.20 per board foot. Call 716-595-2046.

Pneumafil Silo, Metal & Wood Conveyor Belts, Chicago Blowers 30,50hp, Barry Blower 50hp 716-484-4160 FACTORY EQUIPMENT




Large, Heavy-Duty Steel Carts with Oak Flooring. 6, 7, & 8 foot carts. 36” wide. Call 716-484-4160 2 Galvanized Coated Trusses. Each one is 24’ 8 3/8” L x 19” W x 18” H. $1,200 for both. 716-595-2046 24’ STEEL BRIDGE TRUSSES

Vulcan Pizza Oven. $2,000. Call 716-484-4160. INDUSTRIAL PIZZA OVEN


18” diameter, 10’ sections. 3’ diameter, 10’ sections. 4’ diameter, 4’ sections. Call 716-484-4160. white Verizon 16G. W/ box and extra cases. Works great! 180.00 716-672-6500


new in box $50 716-366-1425

2005 Taurus very good shape highway miles $2500 obo 716-397-5716


HAMMOCK 2 person. $39 716-488-9094 VCR MOVIES 224 Movies in Jackets, mixed Crime, Action, Westerns, Family and Comedy $75 all 716-365-5027 CREDIT



VeriFone Omni 396, Report Functions, Power Supply, Xtra Tapes, $95. 716-365-5027 BANKER/COURIER/PILOT CASE

Large Solid Top Grade Leather with Side Pouch, Compartments & Franzen Locks, Not used. $175 716-365-5027 40 plus Cassette Tapes and other misc.itemsusedinAmway/Quickstar. Most unopened! $25.00





Late 1800’s to early 1900’s lightweight buggy, blk & red, great shape $1,000bo. 716-753-2118 Cross brand pens, mechanical pencils and desk sets. Free refills. Less than half price of new. Call Frank at 716-484-7885. CROSS BRAND ITEMS

BEAUTY SHOP CHAIR Beauty shop hydraulic chair. $75. 716-785-1242



18” DRESSAGE SADDLE Fit my quarter horse beautifully. Reflocked every year. $1500 new. $300 716-485-1632

WALKIE TALKIES Very small like new! $25 716-488-9094

7 ton electric. new in box, cost $450, sell $300 716-366-1425 SHARP

2 African women plaques, 2 masks. Nice Condition. $15 obo for all. 716-934-9593

Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly for a 2003 Explorer/Eddie Bauer Ed 4x4 4 door New $15.00




set of 4 Kumho Ecsta AST 205/4517 tires call 716-397-5243 4 KUMHO TIRES FOR SALE



dition. $35 for all. 716-785-1242




Nice selection of band instruments for Beginners and Marching Band. Bovas Music & Train Shoppe 716-326-6891 Excellent Condition (YTR4335GS) With Case $875 Semi-Professional Instrument 716-664-7936



Acoustic and Electric Guitars. Ideal Priced for Back To School Needs Bova’s Music & Train Shoppe 716-326-6891 SCHOOL BAND INSTRUMENTS

Why Rent When You Can Own! Substantial Savings on Beautifully Reconditioned USA Band Instruments 716-326-6891

REDGID 16 GAL. Stainless steel shopVac. NEW $125 716-366-1425

cordless tool battery charger $10 716-366-1425 RYOBI 18V

cordless tool battery charger 716-366-1425


MILWAUKEE M12 Cordless tool battery charger $10 716-366-1425

Murray 24” Ten Speed All Terrain. Needs Tires, Otherwise like new. $25.00 716-499-9805


21-speed, 26 inch wheels $88 (716)488-9094

ATV HELMETS Ladies Bell Full-

face Helmet sz S like new $40 Mens HJC Fullface Helmet sz L Like New $40 716-410-1554

TOOLS Manning, Maxwell and Moore, 20 hp. $500. 716-484-4160. ELECTRIC WINCH

UP CUT SAW Manufactured by

Industrial Woodworking Machine Co. $400. 716-484-4160 ROUTER & TABLE $68 (716)488-9094


With Additional Air Tools Complete As Shown $600 VALUE -$300 716-997-0821 80 Gallon, Model 33-1036, 3 Phase, 200 PSI, 64” L x 24” W x 50” H. $800. Call 716-484-4160.



el PMC 12. Comes with Feed Table. Needs a new hydraulic line. $13,000. Call 716-595-2046.


ES-10 Air Compressor. Challenge Air, 30 gallon, 2 hp. $800. Call 716-484-4160.


struction Machinery Co. 4 cy Wisconsin powered, belt-driven. Needs repairing. $500. 716-595-2046


22 ft. alum ext ladder $100 21 inch cut self starting yard man mower $50 both great shape 716-483-3625


in box! Lightweight w/extra blades. Never used. Purchased from Home Depot. 69.00. 716-672-6500

CAR DOLLY SET: Moves car in ga-

rage. 4 for $99. 716-488-9094

MORKIE PUPS Male&females7mths9wk old morkies. Family raised, Vet checked, shots & wormed. 100% guaranteed. 716-549-4615


sure of his age but we have had him for 5 years.He talks some, not handtame. $250 with cage 716-483-3625

PET_SUPPLIES BIRD CAGE White Large Bird Cage for sale. Only $75.00 Call 716-485-1808

5000 WATT INVERTER cost $600 sell $250 716-366-1425

PET CAGE 18” wide by 24” long

by 21.5” tall. $25 716-785-1242

tool battery new $25 716-366-1425 SEARS 16V CORDLESS

almost new $65 716-366-1425

7” ANGLE GRINDER N/B 716-366-1425


10 inch Delta $69 (716)488-9094

COMMERCIAL BUILDING On Fairmount in Jamestown. Close to Chautauqua Mall. $1300 for rent, call 716-665-7818

Dewalt with case $69 716-488-9094




Barry Blower 50 hp, Chicago 50 hp and 30 hp Blowers. Call 716-484-4160.

Great house with large barn. Availabele Sept 15. $725 + security Call 716-792-7243.



alt like new! $59 716-488-9094 TABLE SAW



Several available. Call 716-595-2046. FACTORY CONVEYOR BELTS

90’ Metal Belt and 75’ Wood Belt. Call 716-484-4160.

ELECTRIC CRANE Capacity 3,000

pounds, Ideal Crane (manufacturer). $250. Call 716-595-2046.

12 inch, priced to sell! 716-488-9094


TORO ROTOTILLER $75 call 672-5617

WINTER_ITEMS 1992 FORD MYERS PLOW Good shape plow for sale. $500. Call Diane at 716-753-2118


Tuf-Stag Ultra Honed Bowie knife in Leather Sheath, Collectable, $45. 716-365-5027

Black And Yellows Males $375.00 Females $475.00 Dew Claws, Wormed & Shots Dep0sit Holds, Ready 8/21 716-358-6037

Li-ion cordless battery tool charger $10 716-366-1425







Large wall hanging drawing compass. Pretty unique. Can send pics. $10 obo. 716-934-9593

cordless tool battery charger $5 716-366-1425





new in


New! $39 (716)488-9094

ITALIAN CHEF THEME ITEMS 2 glass wall plaques & 2 wooden. Some curtins and a table runner. $15 obo for all. 716-934-9593

box $75 716-366-1425

Never been used (left hand) paid $130.00, will sell for $100 or best offer. please call 716-680-2198

With sink. Missing doors and drawers, $400 or best offer. 716-595-2046. x125 4 in 1 printer, fax, scanner, copier. works good. Needs ink cartridges. $20 obo 716-934-9593

Industrial Size. 4 Available. Newer condition. 716-484-4160. 800LB TRANS. JACK






grooming training, Alpha K9 Center in Dewittville 716-269-2109


DOGS AKC BEAGLE PUPS 3 males 1 fe-

male $250.00 each taking 25.00 deposit will be ready to go Sept 14. tri color 716-269-2109 GROOMING training, boarding 716-269-2109

2 bedroom, newly remodeled. 2 car garage in Sheridan. Fredonia schools. $750 per month. 716-785-6325

WEST ELLICOTTE 2 BEDROOM Great location. $850/mo. 716-665-7818


No pets/no smoking, stove and water included. $520 plus security. Call 716-366-1924 2BD ON CHAUT’ LAKE 2 bdrm in Lakewood. Water front, appl., renovated. From $685 inc. heat and hot water 716 450-2254




Cottage for Rent during August, September, & October. Secluded area in wooded setting, Onoville Area. Call Frank & Ronda at (716)4831384 for more information.


or house to rent in Dunkirk or Fredonia 716-366-1402 STORAGE need aprox 4000 sq ft for a 2 year lease for misc. storage no vehicles 716-483-3625

BOARDING, Training, grooming Alpha K9 Center 716-269-2109

Puppies, males and females, light to dark and all shades in between. Ashtabula, OH. $500. 440-224-3651



BLACKFEMALESExcellentbloodline, gentle disposition. $475.00 Ready now 716-358-6037 PRICE



One very well behaved, 6 mo. male, outside trained. $300/ bo Call Diane 716-753-2118 BEAGLESHIH-TZU REDUCED! 2 males and one female for sale. Outside trained, great colors. $100bo. Call Diane at 716-753-2118 YORKIE-POO/CHIHUAHUA PUPP

Yorkie-poo/Chihuahua Female Puppy, home raised, weaned, very friendly, BIG SALE! Asking 325 obo 716-487-2448

FREE Pitbull/cross has been chipped, utd on shots, and neutered, male 9 mth old. black w/ white on chest 716-269-2109 AKC REGISTERED LABRADORS 1 yel-

low male, 1 black male 375.00 each 2 black females 475.00 each Dew Claws, wormed, shots. 716-358-6037


male 3 females. born 6/15/13 Boxer puppies for sale. Call 716-969-4664 if interested.

FARMS_AND_LAND 1972 Winnebago 23’ Insullated shell. No Title. Gutted, Ready to customise. All metal construction, no wood to rot! Towable to site, no driveshaft. $1000.00 Firm 716-499-9805


FREDONIA 15 ACRES on straight Rd. Park 59. Includes electric, tractor, garage, walkin cooler, septic, pavilion. Asking $65k. Call 716-672-5002

HOUSES FREDONIA 3 BEDROOM Great location close to colleges great income potential 716-366-1962 FOR SALE BY OWNER Newly remodeled, 3-4 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath, victorian era brick home in Forestville. Aprox. 2,500 square ft. on 10 acres with pond and barn. $189,000. 716-474-7113

Moving South! Please call for details. 716-569-3097






BY ROLLY. Call 716-366-4406


we sell tires less than most garages. Call for quote. any repair any vehicle. Madenford spring 716-672-7242 2005 Malibu tow bar. $50. 716-785-1242

ing. Will fix holes in your driveway with Millings. Very reasonable prices. Call 716-672-9214.

WINDOWS Bella Glass Block makes, installs, replaces and fixes glass block windows for your home 716-484-8312 GLASS BLOCK WINDOWS


Over 30 years experience. Quality, affordable solutions. for ALL of your: Building, Remodeling, Home Improvement and Property Maintenance needs. For a complete listing of all our services, check out OUR WEBSITE AT: www.holtcontractingwny. com or email us at: 716-640-0604


& Organizing offered. Experienced for 25 years and bring own cleaning supplies. Willing to travel to Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, & Erie County. $13.00 an hour. Call Kelley at 716-397-9727 or


Electric Utility Bills, Earn Free Energy, Switch to Ambit Energy at 716-640-3957.


See our Main Ad under Builders & Remodelers. 716-640-0604

MOTORCYCLES SUZUKI 1973 PS185 Dirt bike, yel-

low. Runs strong, new piston & rings. make offer. Dave 462-1340 SUZUKI 1974 PS125 ENDURO Dirt

bike. orange. low miles, runs good. make offer. Dave 462-1340

250 CC’s, Parts for restoration. make offer. Dave 462-1340




Wife says get rid of it. 25’ sailboat 6 hp motor 5 sails and cradle. At marina, ready to go. First $1000. 716-267-4406




Dark green, have an extra door and trunk lid, $1,000/ bo. 716-753-2118 716-753-2118

8K 20’ CRANE Flatwater Fleet Model RTT2500XD. Crane off water truck. $1500. 716-595-2046

PHILIPS TRAILOR Large, low bed, dual axels & electric brakes. 2ft sides & front. will carry lot’s. $4,800. loading ramps additional. 716-326-3006

PRENTICE GRAPPLE BOOM Omark Industries Type LVR120, Model 992113: $9,800, or Boom & 84 Mack Truck: $15,000. 716-595-2046

v6, 4x4, VGC for the year. Ton of options, little rust. 175,000 + miles. Driven daily. $3750 obo. 716-934-9593


4 Dr, Vinyl Hard Top, V8 Auto. $4,250 / reasonable offer. 716863-4819. No texts, please. 1969 PLYMOUTH FURY III

NC car, 6 cyl Auto, 160k mi, T-Tops, Rare After Market Hatch, $2500/ reasonable offer. 716-939-0115 1989 RED FIREBIRD

BOATS 1984 STARCRAFT 15ft with 35 horsepower Evenroot motor. easy low trailer. $1,800 904-703-5213 1975 STARCRAFT 14ft. with 9 1/2

horsepower Johnson motor and trailer. $1,200 904-703-5213

KNEEBOARD For use with boat

like new! $39 716-488-9094

BOAT ANCHOR Excellent hold-

ing power $18 716-488-9094

1965 FORD C900 FIRE TRUCK 43 feet aerial Ladder Truck. Completely re-conditioned and readyto-drive. $7,400. Call 716-595-2046

FORD EXPLORER 4.0 MOTOR 2000 & 2001 motors, automatic. $1,000 for each Motor, Transmission & Transfer case. 716-595-2046.

CUMMINS TRUCK ENGINES 5.9 L 12 V $2300, 8.3 L $3100, 1992 N14 $3200, M11 Select $3800, 8.3 L 24 V Elec $4200. 716-595-2046

DODGE RAM 98 Dodge Ram 1500V6 Magnum-All new tires. Please call for details 716-569-3097



1998 ACURA 3.5 V-6 ENGINE



$500. 716-595-2046.

KNUCKLEBOOM W/ HYDRAULICS $2,800. Will sell truck with

it for extra $. Call 716-595-2046.


Jaeger Mixer with 8.5 cubic yd capacity. $6,500. 716-595-2046

With 3208 Cat Motor. Has 16’ Flat Bed and Tandem Axle. $3,000. 716-595-2046. FORD LOUISVILLE

1976 Transtar 4300. Cummins 290 Engine. 10 speed Fuller Trans. 412,000 miles. $7,800. 716-595-2046.


8.3 Cummins Eng, 8LL Trans, 60k lb capacity, 20k lb front axle, 46k lb rears. $20,500. 716-595-2046


350 carbureted. Only 63,000 miles. $1,900. 716-595-2046.

1984 CHEVY 3500


Cummins Engine, 15 spd Trans, SSHD 529 Ratio Rears, Tag Axle, No Jake Brake. $10,500. 716-595-2046

Call 716-595-2046.

loaded, 2nd owner, low mi. $4,500 716-366-1425

1996 20 V HONDA ENGINE From Acura 2.5 TL. $500. 716-595-2046.

With Bucket Lift. Only 70,000 miles. $4,700. 716-595-2046.

5.4 Liter Triton. $500. 716-595-2046

1977 CHEVY C 60




VANS 150,000 miles, 175 hp automatic. For parts only. 716-595-2046. 2003 ISUZU NPR HD

1997 Chevy / GMC series. 24 passenger vans. $3,750 each. 716-595-2046. SCHOOL BUS VANS

Super Duty Van. 131,000 miles. $2,500. Call 716-595-2046. 2001 FORD E350


351 WINDSOR FORD ENGINE From a motorhome. Only 73k original miles. $300. 716-595-2046.

$7,500. Call 716-595-2046.

48’ long, 3 to choose from. All have clean titles. $4,000 each. Call 716-595-2046. SB Classic, 4 Cylinder Diesel, R404A Refrigerant, Has Isuzu Engine, 12v, 37amp, $3,200. 716-595-2046




2007. $400. Call 716-595-2046.

Columnlift Series, For 102” wide trailer, 86” wide deck, 3500 lb capacity, $1,800. 716-595-2046



4 cylinder, 2.5 L. $750 each. 716-595-2046. 5.3 L, V 8 VORTEC ENGINE

From Chevy Avalanche. $750. 716-595-2046

86” wide. Door / Hatch is 88” wide x 54” high x 3” thick. $3,500. 716-595-2046. 24’ TRUCK BOX - 101” WIDE With


$200. 716-595-2046.

side door & Roll-up back door, Translucent Roof, Good Shape. $1,400. 716-595-2046.

Holmes 600 Winch: $1,500, Holmes 500: $1,200, Holmes 480: $1,200, Holmes 440: $1,000. 716-595-2046.



20570R14 $40. Dave 462-1340

L. $2,800. 716-595-2046.

2 14in snow tires. like new $40. Dave 462-1340




line Rims and 4 Cooper Discoverer tires, 265/70R17, used 2 summers, $400, 716-969-4047




$5,000. Call 716-595-2046.


With Straps and Saddles. 2 Tanks available. $350 each. Call 716-595-2046. SUSPENSION UNIT VANTRAAX Mod-

el 11319, Hendrickson Vantraax, Cap 40k/20k Air Ride w/ ABS. Hub Pilot Hubs. $1,900. 716-595-2046


1995 yr. Model 6047GK28, 275315 hp. $3,500. 716-595-2046.

Liter Engine- $3,000. 12.7 Liter Engine- $3,900. 716-595-2046.


lons, Aluminum, With Saddles and Straps, 63” long, 25” diameter. $400 each. 716-595-2046.


Engine. 300 hp. $4,800. Call 716-595-2046.

VOLVO ENGINE - 7.3 LITER 275 hp, Engine Family # YVTXH07.350S. Approximate year 2000. $2,800. 716-595-2046.



E Engine / 7.3 Power Strokes$1,800. 360 Engine- $2,000. 716-595-2046.

Aluminum Deck, 78 1/2” Wide, Frame Mounting Width 34 1/2” (can change width). $1,000. 716-595-2046


Turbo and Supercharged. $3,995. Call 716-595-2046.

CHEV454 CARBURETED ENGINE 1988 Engine. $700. Call


1982 DEUTZ ENGINE 6 cyl, 160

hp, Model BF6L913, $4,500. Call 716-595-2046.


4.3 Liter, V6, $300. Call 716595-2046.

MISCELLANEOUS TIRES 185x75x14. Looking for

two to four tires. Call Frank 716-484-7885

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

The August 30, 2013 Chautauqua Star  

The August 30, 2013 edition of the Chautauqua Star

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