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Week of September 13, 2012


Vol. 5, No. 37 – FREE

Carving Out A ‘Niche’

Artists From Around the Globe To Compete at Suites in ‘Chautauqua Art Challenge,’ Sept. 24-29

Rick Boni is co-founder of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, the largest chainsaw carving event in the world. He brings the Chautauqua Artists Challenge to Mayville the week of September 24.

By Patricia Pihl Managing Editor

Fifteen artists from around the world will compete for six days in the first “Chautauqua Art Challenge” Sept.

24-29 at the Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. Using a variety of art mediums including chainsaw carving, ceramics, ice, mural painting, cardboard/fabric sculpture, and

September 24. Founders of the event, Liz and Rick Boni of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway, PA have hosted “The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous” - the largest chain saw carving event in the world drawing 20,000 people annually. The event won the 2009 Governor’s Creative Community Award for the Arts. The first annual Chautauqua Art Challenge will have a much wider scope with a festival “feel.” As well as the week long competition, a dinner theatre will be held on Saturday where each of the 16 artists will do an original performance. The public is invited to a beer and wine tasting throughout the day on Saturday, where local arts and craft Joe Dussa is a bodywork, vendors will be present and there will painting, airbrush and chainsaw be an “open mic,” with banjo playing. artist from the Allegheny Starting at 1 p.m. an auction of the Mountains. artwork created at the event takes place with proceeds to benefit the performance, participants from as far Chautauqua County Arts Council. away as Germany, Wales, California, Oregon and NYC will compete head Continued on page 8 to head in day long competitions. The festivities will begin Monday

Building on a Tradition of Excellence of Service. In keeping with SUNY Fredonia’s growing commitment to With contributions from the Star community engagement and sustainThe State University of New York ability, students, faculty, staff and at Fredonia is pleased to announce alumni will be working on a variety a week-long series of events to of community service projects across celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Western New York in partnership Virginia Schaefer Horvath as its 13th with area non-profit agencies, adpresident. The investiture ceremony, dressing critical community needs. scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21 at 2 “It’s going to be a magnificent week p.m. in King Concert Hall of Rockefeller Arts Center, will be preceded of festivities,” said Jefferson Westby five days of concerts, lectures, ex- wood, Chair of the inauguration hibits, symposia and an international planning committee and Director of the Rockefeller Performing Arts dinner, designed to draw attention to Fredonia’s rich tradition of artistic Center. “The real purpose is to call attention to all the wonderful things and intellectual excellence and our increasing commitment to global is- happening here, one being the new president. We’ve got such strengths in sues and international exchange. cultural programs, artistic ensembles, The Investiture Ceremony will be intellectual prowess of faculty and filled with pomp and circumstance students, and we’re so engaged with as delegates from other colleges and outlying communities we’re part of. universities join members of the We’re developing our International SUNY Fredonia faculty, processing partnerships; the whole week is in academic regalia to the strains of drawing attention to all these.” ceremonial marches by the Fredonia Most Inauguration Week activities Wind Ensemble. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will officiate the are free. However, seating capacity at all venues is limited and tickets formal installation, and President are required for most events. Please Horvath will deliver her inaugural address describing her vision for the visit the Ticket Office in the Williams Center to obtain tickets or use future of Fredonia. the R.S.V.P. page at the left to order Dr. Horvath was previously the Vice online. President for Academic Affairs at Sunday, September 16 SUNY Fredonia, a position she has held since joining the campus in Western New York Chamber Orches2005. She was officially appointed tra “Musical Portraits” Concert. 4 by the SUNY Board of Trustees at a p.m., King Concert Hall. Paid admisboard meeting held April 29, and of- sion, tickets required. ficially assumed office as president on Opening of library exhibit on history July 1. In doing so, she will become of SUNY Fredonia and unveiling of the first female president in the Fre- Dr. Horvath’s official presidential donia campus’ 186-year history. portrait. 6 p.m. Reed Library. Free. The following day has been desigTickets not required. nated a campus-wide Inaugural Day SUNY Fredonia

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The Jamestown Branch of AAUW will hold voter registration drives throughout September and October in the city of Jamestown. Deadline for voter registration to vote in the Nov. 6, 2012 election is Oct. 12. On Fridays AAUW will be at the Jamestown Farmer’s Market on Third Street. Volunteers will be at a table with forms in English and Spanish. Dates for the registration are Sept. 14, 21,

Tickets required. Wednesday, September 19 Annual Maytum Convocation Lecture: Dr. Jean Kilbourne, feminist author, speaker, and filmmaker, internationally recognized for her work on the image of women in advertising, speaks on “Deadly Persuasion: The Power of Advertising.” 3:30 p.m., King Concert Hall. Made possible by the Maytum Lecture Endowment. Free. Tickets required. Thursday, September 20 Building Communities of

Saturday, September 22 Inaugural Day of Service, at times and places throughout the region. Students, faculty and staff roll up their sleeves in partnership with a variety of community organizations and projects. Sponsored by Alesco Advisors, LLC. No charge. Advance registration required. For more information on the event, visit inauguration

Registration is open for adults 18 and older at the cost of $45 for YMCA members and $60 Registration for the Jamestown for potential members. YMCA fall men’s basketball Registration ends Sept. 28 and league is now under way. the league has limited spots The league emphasizes fun, available. friendship, and clean competiFor more information, call the tion. Players of all levels are welcome. Join as a team or as YMCA at 664-2802 ext.240 or email basketball@jamean individual. Contributed Article Scott Mekus

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Learning: Innovative Teaching at SUNY Fredonia. Meet and mingle from 3:30 to 4 p.m., panel presentation from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Williams Center Room 204. Free. Tickets not required. Friday, September 21 Investiture Ceremony, 2 p.m., King Concert Hall. Free. Tickets/reservations required. Reception to follow, Rockefeller Arts Center Plaza. In case of rain, the reception will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Williams Center.

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forms in English and Spanish. Two other sites have been secured by AAUW to provide assistance and registration forms for interested persons: Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Susan’s Kitchen and Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Joint Neighborhood Project If interested in learning more about AAUW or becoming a member, go to or call 483-5448.

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4-H Dog Members Did A Super Job At State Fair

County Executive Encourages Efforts of 4-H Leaders

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Members participate at State Fair began with the Obedience Classes. In Beginners Novice A Obedience: Joseph Cerrie received a Blue with Sanderson, a cocker spaniel and Anna Valone received a blue with Buddy, a Black Lab. Beginners Novice B Obedience: Logan Holthouse was awarded a Blue with Tip, a Lab Mix; Maggie Jones received a Red with Honey, a Cockapoo and Dalton Holthouse received a White award with Smeagles, a Beagle Mix. In the Graduate Beginners A Class, Taylor Young received a red award with Lilly, a Sheltie. Our highest performer in Obedience Class was Graduate Beginner B where Catherine Oag took the only Grand Champion title for Chautauqua County with her Sheltie, Tye. Also receiving awards in this class were Hannah DeFries, a Blue award with her Jack Russell, Louie and Emma Wiggers taking a Red with Pokey, also a Jack Russell Terrier. The Novice A Obedience members, Cristen Lookenhouse and Kayla Nefedov placed 3rd and 4th with their dogs, Buddy, a yellow lab and Lily, a Golden Retriever, respectively. In the Novice B Obedience Class, Elise Schack received Reserve Grand Champion with Tucker, a West Highland Terrier and Alexandria Anderson received a White award with her Cocker Spaniel, Toby. Chautauqua County was rep-

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County 4-H Dog Advisory Committee and leaders are proud of the excellent representation of its 22 members and 24 dogs at the 2012 New York State Fair on Aug. 29 and 30. Receiving the highest achievement of Grand Champion was Catherine Oag with Tye, her Sheltie, in Obedience Beginners B. Impressive Reserve Grand Champion titles went to Elise Schack with Tucker, her West Highland Terrier in Obedience Novice B and to Taylor Young with Lilly, her Sheltie in Agility Pre Novice. The exciting moment came when the Chautauqua County Drill Team performed a lively six minute, choreographed routine to the “Grease” movie theme, complete with a variety of obedience elements. Ten participants and two coaches spent months planning and practicing for this event. Members competed with the best in the State; some classes had over 40 competitors. Handlers were awarded one of the following: a white ribbon for being worthy of fair, a red ribbon for doing good, a blue ribbon for excellence, or the most coveted purple ribbons for Reserve and Grand Champion. The State Fair Dog Program results for Chautauqua County are as follows: On Wednesday, Aug. 29, it

competition. In Grooming/ Handling Open A Catherine Oag took a 5th place Blue with Tye, her Sheltie. Logan Holthouse also received a Blue award with his Lab Mix, Tip and Emma Wiggers took Red with her Chihuahua, Susie. In Grooming/Handling B Jr. Kayla Nefedov received a Blue award with Lily, her Golden Retriever and in Grooming/Handling B Sr., Cristen Lookenhouse and Danielle Yotpolis received Blue awards with their dogs, both named Buddy, but are a Yellow Lab and Golden Retriever, respectively! In Open C, Chance Meeder won a Blue ribbon with Bailey, his Australian Shepherd; Nicole Schack received a Red award with her West Highland Terrier, Bella and Bryan Tenpas was awarded a White ribbon with his Golden Retriever, Snowball. In Rally Obedience Novice A (On-Lead): Hannah Hornyak received a Red award with WinnDixie, a Jack Russell Terrier; Maggie Jones was awarded a White ribbon for her Cockapoo, Honey and Anna Valone also received a White ribbon for her Black Lab, Buddy. In Rally-O Novice B (On-Lead), 3rd place Blue went to Taylor Young with her Sheltie, Lilly and Dalton and Logan Holthouse were both awarded White ribbons for their dogs, Smeagles and Tip. In the Advanced Class (OffLead), Hannah DeFries took a Red ribbon with her Jack Russell, Louie and so did Cristen Lookenhouse with her Yellow Lab, Buddy. Rebekah Anderson received a White award with her Cocker Spaniel, Katie. The most difficult class is the Excellent Rally-O Class (Off-Lead); where Hewitt Meeder, Alexandria Anderson and Megan Clark received Red Ribbons with Boe, the Border Collie Mix, Toby, the Cocker Spaniel and Molly, a Lab Mix; respectively.

resented by one Four Person Obedience Teams: Receiving a Red, was the team of Hewitt Meeder, Cristen Lookenhouse, Bryan Tenpas, and Kayla Nefedov. Elise Schack received a 4th place Blue award for her Obedience Brace Team of West Highland Terriers, Tucker and Bella and Cristen Lookenhouse received a Red award for her team of Yellow Labs, Buddy and Bruno. All State Fair Agility Classes are Off-Lead. In Pre-Novice Agility Taylor Young received her Reserve Grand Champion award with Lilly, a Sheltie. Cristen Lookenhouse received a Red award with Buddy, a Yellow Lab and Nicole Schack was awarded a White ribbon with her West Highland Terrier, Bella. In Novice Agility, Megan Clark received a 5th place Blue with Molly, a Lab Mix and Hannah DeFries received a White award with Louie, a Jack Russell Terrier. In Open Agility, Hewitt Meeder and Elise Schack both received White awards with their dogs, Boe, a Border Collie Mix and Tucker, a West Highland Terrier. Mandy Swanson, while earning a perfect score with her Australian Shepherd, Josh received a White Award in the Excellent Agility Class due to a timing malfunction that resulted in a heartbreaking, zero score. On Thursday, Aug. 30, many Chautauqua County members returned to compete in Rally and Grooming and Handling


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to find bridge funding for our 4-H program in my County Office of the County Executive budget for 2013 to enable On Thursday, Sept. 6, I them to focus their efforts on attended the Chautauqua raising the money for their County Ag Day at the Winton endowment. I am so excited Farms in Jamestown and about these efforts that I am I was approached by Emalso willing to assist the leadily Kidd Issue Leader for ers of 4-H in their efforts to our County 4-H program. promote this endowment to Ms. Kidd told me that 4-H all who are likely supporters had recently established of the children in our 4-H an endowment fund at the programs. Chautauqua Region ComMany organizations are in munity Foundation and that need of financial support, the members of our 4-H and the County is required program had committed to raising $2 million for the fund to send more and more of by 2017. The income that will our local taxpayer dollars to be generated from this fund at Albany which prevents us from investing our dollars in the Community Foundation local, proven programs that will be able to provide our 4-H program with the neces- truly deliver for the people of our County. I applaud the sary funds that, when added 4-H leaders in working in to their annual fundraising this manner to make smart efforts, will allow them to effective decisions for their become self-sustaining. This organization. endowment would then end the need for 4-H to petition To find out how you can help for County taxpayer dolthe 4-H Program, please conlars to operate this excellent tact Emily Kidd at (716) 664program. 9502 or by email at eck47@ . Based on this new and refreshing approach, I will work Contributed Article

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Fredonia 76/53

Mayville 73/51 Bemus Point 73/49


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Silver Creek 76/54 Forestville 76/52 Cassadaga 74/51 Sinclairville 73/50 Jamestown 72/49 Frewsburg 73/49

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RELIGION SECTION The Weekly Word Pursuing a Spiritual Life

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church Jamestown

possible. Many people ask, “If God is so real and if He loves The greatest needs that a me so much, then where is He person will ever have are spiritual needs. Many people and why can’t I see this power of His?” The reason for this is are suffering under loads of simple: Too many times we are stress and desperation because their spiritual needs are incompatible with God. Power going unmet. If we are going always needs compatibility and a conductor to flow through to live a successful life on all and to. Power is always lookfronts then we must begin ing for a place to land but we to put our spiritual nature must prepare a destination for as our number one priority. it. Let me explain. Many years God is real. He is more real than anything in this natural ago, Benjamin Franklin was fascinated with the thought world because He is the One that designed it. His love and of lightning. As he gazed into a summer thunderstorm power are real and tangible. he realized that there was a God wants you to experience His love and power as much as tremendous amount of power available. He wondered if

that power was accessible. He wondered if he could bring that power down to the Earth. Ben Franklin decided to fly a kite into the storm to see if the lightning would strike it. But that wasn’t all he did. He also tied a metal key to the lower part of the kite string. Why did he do that? He knew that electricity power needed a compatible conductor for a destination if it was going to make the trip from the storm to the key. Ben Franklin was preparing a place for that power to land. What was the result? He tapped into a power that changed mankind forever. In a similar manner, God’s

power needs a place to land. It needs a conductor to travel to. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “But as it is written eye has not seen nor ear heard neither has entered into the heart of man THE THINGS which God has prepared FOR THOSE THAT LOVE HIM.” Many people think that this verse is speaking about Heaven but it is not. Read verse 10. It says, “But God has revealed them (the things) unto us by His Spirit for the Spirit searches ALL THINGS, yes the deep THINGS of God.” Can’t you see that God has amazing things prepared for you right now? That is speaking about

here on Earth not just when you get to Heaven! Those “things” that God is talking about are things of power and help for this life. It sounds like God’s power is looking for a place to land. So how do you get that power to land? Read verse 11. Verse 11 says, “For what man knows the THINGS (that God promised) of a man except for the SPIRIT OF MAN WITHIN HIM…?” God’s power is only compatible with your spirit nature. You will not see God’s power until you start making decisions that put your spiritual life first. Feed your spirit with God’s Word. Become His student.

Keeping the Faith

Rev. Michael Lokietek Family Church Fredonia

I just found out that my husband had an affair ten years ago…what should I do? My dear friend, my heart goes out to you. Marriage is a relationship built on trust. When this trust is violated, it opens the door to great sorrow. Take courage and don’t despair. God can take the bad things that happen and turn them around for good (Genesis 50:20). In order for me to advise you, we must consider the many circumstances of the affair. The

circumstances of the situation, as well as the state and health of your marriage will affect how you should proceed. For example, if your marriage was generally a good one and there are children involved, I would ask you to pray about reconciliation. This would involve forgiveness on your part, repentance on your husband’s, and a decision to work hard on your relationship. Even though you have sustained a devastating hurt and betrayal of trust, your decision to forgive can

be followed by God’s healing to your heart and marriage. Holding resentment in a marriage will only hinder the healing process and lead to bitterness and separation. This would damage any chance of reconciling, and would surely affect your children’s feelings of security and being loved. But be assured…with two willing partners, God can use this time to make your marriage even stronger and draw you closer to Him. On the other hand, if your


Reducing Falls for Seniors also explores environmental factors that contribute to falls. OFA You see, there are many things Falls are the leading cause of that can contribute to falling injury deaths, hospitalizations, but the good news is there and emergency department are many simple things you visits among adults 65 and can do every day to prevent a older. Each year in New York fall. The key is being aware of State, an average of 900 resiyour risk and making small dents aged 65 years and older changes that fit with your livdie from injuries sustained ing situation and lifestyle. Fall from falls, and more than prevention is not one size fits 128,000 are treated at hospitals all. There are many reasons due to falls. In Chautauqua people fall and many things County 11 people die from you can do to reduce your risk fall-related injuries each year, of falling. 427 people are hospitalized Exercise programs that focus and 1,080 visit the ER. Every on improving balance is one day our EMT services reway to reduce your falls risk. ceive 20 calls for falls. Falls Tai Chi and Healthy Bones are can result in lasting, serious consequences, affecting mobil- two programs offered through ity, independence and mental OFA and our community parthealth. Fortunately, the risk of ners that can significantly refalling can be reduced through small steps like annual eye exams, exercise programs to improve strength and balance and simple environment changes. Because of the serious impact that falls have on seniors independence, Chautauqua County Office for the Aging has placed the focus of our community exercise and wellness programs on those that reduce falling in older adults and we are working with many community partners duce your risk of falling. OFA, to bring these evidencedRSVP, the Resource Center, based programs to you. Over and several senior groups offer the last several years, OFA these programs several times has partnered with NY State a year at different sites around Department of Health, the the county. Unfortunately the Centers for Disease Control, demand for these programs the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY, and has exceeded our capacity so we are pleased that the CDC several community partners on exercise programs and falls has recently reached out to the education programs. Exercise Y of USA to help increase the programs to reduce falls focus availability of Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Program. on improving balance and muscle control, a major factor Our Jamestown Y was one of the first in the country chosen in your body that can contribute to falls. Walking alone, to help expand the program. Meg Pickard, master trainer while good for your health, does not reduce falls risk. Falls in Tai Chi at the Y, began training new leaders in July education like the “Stepping and this month five new Tai On Program” explores not only the body factors like eye- Chi programs will begin: one sight, medications and balance at the Jamestown Y, two in Lakewood and two on the that contribute to falls but Contributed Article

program allows you to work one on one with a Physical Therapist and is covered by Medicare. Seven therapists at the VNA and three at the Resource Center are now certified in this program. Call NY Connects or these agencies for details about the program. Since National Fall Prevention Awareness Day is celebrated on the first day of Fall, several community agencies are once again hosting the “Journey to Active Aging” event with a focus on Fall Prevention. This will take place at the Lakewood Rod and Gun on Sept. 27 and the key note speaker is Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter, a leader in fall prevention. Dr. Betty Perkins-Carpenter was so engaging at last year’s event that she was invited back. Her simple strategies for reducing falls and incorporating balance training into your daily routine make her a hit with seniors across the country. OFA, the Department of Health, and other community agencies will be in attendance with more information about fall prevention services. The deadline for registration for this event, which includes a luncheon, is Sept. 17 and the cost is $7.00 which must be pre-paid prior to the event. To register for This program is great news for this event contact Judy Goerke people who have Osteoporosis at 488-2322. or Osteopenia. RSVP is host- How do you know if you are ing a new leader training for at risk for a fall? Screening for Healthy Bones on September falls risks is another impor14 at Lutheran Social Services. tant ingredient to prevention. Call NY Connects for deOFA has several simple free tails on the training and new screening tools to helps assess classes starting this fall. yourself with many practical Health Bones and Tai Chi are suggestions to choose from community exercise programs to reduce your risk. Addifor seniors, but these may not tional resources and ideas for fall prevention can be found be ideal for people who have on the National Council on multiple health issues and Aging website at www.ncoa. have trouble getting out of their home. For homebound org and the NY State departseniors and people with devel- ment of Health web site www. opmental disabilities, OFA, the under injury NY State DOH and the CDC prevention/falls in older adults are teaming up with the VNA or call the OFA NY Connects of WNY and the Resource helpline at 753-4582 or 363Center to offer Otago training. 4582 or 661-7582. Remember This fall prevention exercise we are here to help you! campuses of Heritage Village and Lutheran Social Services. What a great way to kick of Fall Prevention Months. This Tai Chi course lasts 12 weeks. If you are interested, thinking about Tai Chi but cannot get to these classes, OFA also has an intro to Tai Chi course on CD for senior groups. For more information on Tai Chi fall prevention, contact the Jamestown Y or OFA NY Connects Program at 753-4582, 363-4582 or 661-7582. Health Bones Exercises (also known as Tuft’s University Strong Women program) not only reduces falls but also reduces the consequences of falls by building up your bones through progressive weight training and balance.

husband isn’t interested in returning to the marriage (and perhaps he didn’t treat you all that well before the affair)… it will be much more difficult to handle. Such an offence cannot be easily remedied. The Bible tells us, however, that we must forgive no matter what the offense (Matthew 18:21-22). No matter what the other does, if you want to keep God’s peace and get past this… you must walk in forgiveness. Unforgiveness will be a burden to your relationship with God

and will negatively affect your children. No matter how this turns out, a lot of prayer will be needed to heal this situation. No matter what your husband does, if your put God first, and be obedient to His ways, He can give grace to this situation (Matthew 6:33). With time, and the help of your pastor or a Christian Family Counselor, God will use your decision to be obedient to Him to guide the healing process and restore your life.

Care Transitions Program Contributed Article OFA

Chautauqua County Office for the Aging Director Dr. Mary Ann Spanos announced that the Office for the Aging is launching the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Community-based Care Transitions Program in Chautauqua County. “One of the biggest challenges seniors face after being released from the hospital is their inability to coordinate their ongoing care,” said Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards. “The Communitybased Care Transitions Program is all about the patients as it connects them with professionals to help them get the services they need to continue on the road to full recovery.” The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) is an initiative of the Partnership for Patients, a nationwide public-private partnership launched in April 2011 that aims to cut preventable errors in hospitals by 40 percent and reduce preventable hospital readmissions by 20 percent over a three-year period. CCTP’s goals are to reduce hospital readmissions, test sustainable funding streams for care transition services, maintain or improve quality of care, and document measureable savings to the Medicare program. In March 2012, the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging was selected to participate in the program along with seven other community-based organizations and 10 hospitals that make up the Care Transitions of Western New York Coalition. The consortium is one of forty-seven organizations around the nation participating in CCTP and is led by P2 Collaborative of Western New York, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating people of Western New York to make healthy lifestyle changes. The Care Transitions of

Western New York Coalition will serve more than 2,600 Medicare patients per year. All counties will provide care transitions services for Medicare Fee-For-Service patients who have been previously readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of a discharge. In addition, nine of the ten participating hospitals will flag specific high readmission conditions like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pneumonia, and Diabetes. “We are thrilled to be an essential component in this program and it is a perfect fit with the OFA’s mission to keep seniors independent in their own homes for as long as possible,” said Spanos. “We have already established this program with WCA Hospital and next week we are excited to launch our program with Brooks Memorial Hospital.” Spanos said that the NY Connects program is designed to link people to all available community resources and care transitions coaches, who may be staff from the OFA, Chautauqua County Health Network, Hospice or Willcare Inc. In addition to coaching services for the patient returning to home, OFA will provide information and connections to vital programs and services in the community that can help people through their recuperation period at home. Some of the services available are transportation to followup medical appointments, personal care services, adult day care, meals, health insurance counseling and wellness programs. For more information on the Care Transitions of Western New York Coalition, contact the P2 Collaborative of Western New York at (716) 9236572. For more information about transitions assistance in Chautauqua County, contact NY Connects at 753-4582, 661-7582, or 363-4582.

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Community Effort Led to Replacement of Historic Statue Civil War Monument Stolen Four Decades Ago From Sinclairville Cemetery

By Daniel Meyer Star Contributing Writer

Thanks to generous contributions made by a wide variety of local residents and area civic organizations, a historic statue that mysteriously disappeared 46 years ago was recently replaced. Numerous fundraisers and charitable donations led to the collection of over $20,000 for a monument that was rededicated earlier this summer as a veterans’ memorial statue at Evergreen Cemetery in Sinclairville.

“We found a replica of the statue and later located the company that used to make these unique statues. We kept at it and found someone who could replace it.” -Louann Smith


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The new veterans memorial statue, shown above was handcrafted by Timothy P. Schmalz, a world renowned sculptor.

Organizers got quite creative when it came to coordinating the fundraising efforts that collected cash for what became known as the Sinclairville Soldiers Monument Fund. “You name it, we did it,” said Louann Smith, who along with her husband, Diman, helped bring attention to the community’s desire to have the statue replaced. “We sold quilts, we held classic car shows, we had gun raffles, we had handmade picnic tables raffled off, we did just about everything. Even my grandkids pitched in and sold lemonade.” According to Smith, a statue of a Civil War soldier was stolen from Evergreen Cemetery on July 26, 1966. The thieves were never apprehended and for various reasons the statue was never replaced. In recent years research was done after discussions took place about the possibility of replacing the statue. “To tell you the truth at first it was pretty hard to find anything out about the original statue,” said Smith. “Eventually we found a replica of the statue and later located the company that used to make these unique statues. We kept at it and found someone who could replace it.” The original statue that was stolen was six-feet tall and weighed over 1,100 pounds. The monument was hand crafted sheet copper with an antique bronze finish. The new statue, which was erected on July 26 - exactly 46 years to the day that it was stolen - is also six-feet tall but weighs approximately 125 pounds. It is made out of sheek copper that was cast in bronze with

Diman Smith looks up at the monument which holds the replaced Civil War statue at Evergreen Cemetery.

traditional “French Brown” patina. The new veterans memorial statue was handcrafted by Timothy P. Schmalz, a world renowned sculptor. The new sculpture was errected by the Sons of American Legion Squadron 1280. “It is beautiful and this was all done through the efforts of our family and the extreme generosity of this wonderful community,” said Smith. “I just mailed out the last check so it is all paid for and that is such a wonderful feeling to know all of our hard work paid off.”

One group of local residents who contributed despite some of them being on a fixed income was a very supportive team of senior citizens who donated an unknown amount

of money to the Sinclairville Soldiers Monument Fund. “The senior citizens of Sinclairville, what more can I say about them?” said Smith. “It was so encouraging to receive money from them. It was five dollars here, twenty dollars there, they just kept contributing any way possible. We actually received some anonymous donations and I’m pretty sure some of those contributions came from our seniors. They recognized how we wanted to honor our veterans and stepped up and helped us reach our goal.” Also contributing to the efforts led by the Smith family over the past six years were various local Legion posts and owners of local small businesses simply too numerous to mention. “We could not have done this great thing for our community without everyone’s help, cooperation and generosity,” said Smith. “This shows our community’s patriotism and we now have a beautiful veterans’ memorial statue that will help recognize those who bravely served to protect all of the freedoms that we enjoy today.”


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Smoking Cessation Focus of Free HealthQuest WNY Program Contributed Article Brooks Memorial Hostpital

HealthQuest WNY is an initiative of Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York (LERHSNY) designed to provide health and wellness information, resources and support to the community. This fall, HealthQuest WNY is hosting a four-week tobacco cessation education program at 7 PM beginning Thursday, September 13 in the first floor Medical Library at Brooks Memorial Hospital. The program continues at Thursdays at 7 PM on September 20, 27 and October 4. This program is free and open to the public. The presentation, “Beat The

Theresa Schrantz, LPN

Pack: Ready To Quit Smoking? We Can Help You Quit!” is an evidence-based program to give tobacco users the tools

10 Tips To Help Smokers Quit

some medicine could help. American Cancer Society 4. Dump the memories. Clear The American Cancer Society the places where you usually and information needed to live is the official sponsor of more smoke of anything that rehealthier, tobacco-free lives. birthdays and what better way minds you of cigarettes – like The featured speaker is Thelighters, ashtrays, or matches. to have celebrate more birthresa Schrantz, LPN, Certified days than by quitting smoking Also ask other smokers not to Tobacco Cessation Educator smoke around you, and clean during this year. If you or and member of the Southern someone you love is looking to your house and car thoroughly Tier Tobacco Action Coalition “kick the habit” here are some to remove the smell of ciga(STTAC). Ms. Schrantz’ pre- helpful tips on how to break rettes. sentation will address reasons free from a smoking addiction. 5. Avoid places where smokers to quit smoking, coping with gather. Go to the movies or 1. Don’t keep it a secret. the urge to smoke, motivation other places where smoking is Include your friends and famto quit and stay tobacco-free not allowed. ily in your quitting process; and the long-term health and they can offer much needed 6. Stay calm and stay busy. financial benefits. support. You may feel some nervous For more information or to energy but it can be counsign up, call 363-7293 or email 2. You’re not alone. More tered by physical and mental tschrantz@brookshospital. and more people are trying activities. Take long strolls and org. Reservations are recom- to break free from cigarettes deep breaths of fresh air, and and there are lots of supmended but not required. find things to keep your hands port options available. Many Brooks Memorial Hospital is busy, like crossword puzzles communities and health care located at 529 Central Avenue or yard work. There are a lot organizations have free or in Dunkirk of leaves on the ground at this low-cost counseling available time of year. to help you quit. Call your American Cancer Society at 7. Talk to your doctor. Before 800-227-2345 to find out what you begin any plan for quitting is available in your area. smoking you should check 3. Consider using medication with your doctor to see what might be the best approach to help you quit. There are for you. Remember, quitting prescriptions and over-thesmoking is very personal and counter medications that can help you deal with withdrawal there isn’t one perfect method. symptoms or even help to 8. When the urge to smoke reduce the urge to smoke. strikes, do something else. Again, you’ll always want to If you feel a craving for a talk to your doctor first, but cigarette coming on, take a Contributed Article

deep breath, count to 10 and then do something else. Call a supportive friend. Do brief exercises such as pushups, walking up a flight of stairs, or touching your toes. Anything that will take your mind off your cravings. 9. One will hurt. Many people fall into the trap of thinking that if they only have one cigarette its okay. But even that one smoke can get you back in the habit of smoking full time. Keeping a supply of oral substitutes like carrots, apples, raisins, or gum handy can help. 10. Water water everywhere. Drink lots of fluids. It can help clean your system out and curb some cravings. Water is the best for this, and you’ll want to pass up on coffee and alcohol. It’s not good to supplement one harmful addiction with another. It’s not easy to quit smoking. Studies have indicated that cigarettes are more addictive than heroin and the first three weeks after you quit are said to be the most difficult. If you stumble along the way to giving up smoking, don’t punish yourself. Just try again. The key is don’t give up. You can quit. We can help.

Donating Blood is Not a Pain Contributed Article Red Cross

Many first-time donors come to their donation with a fear of needles, but most find that the donation process is easy and relatively painless. If you want to donate but the fear of needles or blood is holding you back, focus on the lives you may be helping to save by making your donation. By giving a single pint of blood, you may help have as many as three lives. You will feel a slight pinch, and that is over in seconds! But the difference you make may last a lifetime. If you need to, look away. You do not need to watch the needle or those around you donating. Close your eyes and relax. Feel free to bring a

music player with you, read a book, or talk with staff members. The Red Cross wants the donation process to be as comfortable as possible. It is okay to say you are scared or nervous. When you express your willingness to donate despite of your fear, the Red Cross staff and volunteers will take extra care to ease your nerves. When you do come to donate, bring a friend! Not only will you have the support to donate and overcome your fears, but together you can save lives. Then you have a friend to celebrate with after a successful donation. Below is a list of blood drives in your area. To make an appointment to donate visit www.redcrossblood. org or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

Walk-ins are always welcome! The Fralick Donation Center is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is located in the Red Cross office, 325 E. 4th St. in Jamestown. Sept. 10 Easton Hall- Westfield 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Blessed Marry Angela RC Church DK: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 First United Church Silver Creek12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 Sheridan VFW Post: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 Nueva Vida Covenant Church Jamestown: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


YWCA Westfield News By Katie Smith Contributing Writer

Drop In Adult and Youth Gym Privileges YWCA youth and adult members with current memberships have drop in gym privileges on a space and time available basis. Interested members are welcome to use the gym; basketballs, hoops and soccer balls are available at the Y or members may bring their own equipment. Please call ahead of time to determine availability. Memberships/Renewals and Fitness Visits YWCA fitness members are reminded that visits to the fitness center are only valid if their membership is current. “We have had a longstanding policy of keeping fitness visits on your account, they don’t have an expiration date” reported Executive Director Katie Smith, “but they can only be used if the membership is current. Memberships are paid on an annual basis, $20 for adults, $12 for seniors. Fitness visits are purchased and added to member accounts as needed, 30 visits for

$40,” She continued. “We have some great tracking software in place, several data bases we can refer to, members are welcome to call and inquire about their status, or stop into our offices. Babysitting Class Limited space remains for the Sept. 29 babysitting class offered at the YWCA. Trained, certified teachers will lead the students through this day long learning experience. Students will learn basic first aid, child care techniques and emergency procedures. Pre Registration is required and there is a $25 fee to cover materials. More details available by calling the YWCA at 326.2011. Zumba Returns/Karate Continues/Tumbling Pending Zumba classes will be offered at the YWCA each Weds. evening at 6:30. The classes began Sept. 12, taught by certified instructor Holly Spoon. This fast paced work, set to popular music is suitable for all ages, no registration is required and walk ins are welcome. The $5 fee is payable at the door each week. Karate classes continue each

Tues. evening at the YWCA. Classes are open to children over the age of 7 as well as adults. Each session begins at 5:30 and runs for 2 hours. A current YWCA membership is required and there is a monthly fee of $36. “Tumbling Class is in need of an instructor,” reported YWCA administrative assistant Michelle Warner. “we’ve had a significant number of inquiries and we’re ready to go, once we find a teacher.” She continued. “the classes work on basic tumbling skills – summersaults, balancing, headstands and so on – we only use a low balance beam, no other equipment. The leader must be over 18, able to work with kids ages 3 – 8. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about teaching this class to contact us at 326.2011.” Youth Services Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 13 is Parents Night for the YWCA 2, 3 and 4 year old Pre School Program. Parents and other family members with children enrolled in the pre school program are invited to visit the classrooms beginning at 7 p.m.

YWCA Child Services Director Brenda Backus, Pre School Teacher Terri MacCubbin and other support staff will be on hand to provide tours, answer questions and give parents an overview of the program. Limited openings remain for the classes scheduled to begin Sept. 17. More information and details are available from Brenda Backus, Child Services Director, 326.4012. The YWCA After School Advantage Program and the UPK classes have reached capacity and a waiting list has been created. Openings do remain in the before school program offered at WACS. More details are available by calling Julie Devlin at 326.4012. Making Strides Walk The YWCA Westfield will be participating in the Oct. 14 Making Strides Walk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Individuals interested in walking with the Y team or making a donation is encouraged to contact the YWCA or log onto the official website – and search for the YWCA Women team!

an awesome basket raffle. At 10:45 a.m., we will pay tribute to the courage of breast cancer patients, past and present. Contributed Article At 11:00 a.m., the walk will Karl Sisson begin and be led by breast On behalf of WCA Hospital cancer survivors as all walkers and LINKS Charity, we invite will carry the LINKS Tribyou to join us for the 2nd ute Chain, a chain featuring annual LINKS Pink Walk: A thousands of pink links that Celebration of Courage, pre- have been purchased in honor sented by Jamestown Radiolo- or in memory of loved ones gists & Whisper’s Boutique who are or have battled breast at Patient’s Pharmacy, on Sat- cancer. urday, Oct. 6 at the Chautau- Following the walk, all walkqua Mall (318 E. Fairmount ers and event volunteers will Avenue, Lakewood, NY) to be treated to a complimentary celebrate the courage of those picnic meal in the Chautauwho have battled breast can- qua Mall Food Court. At that cer and enhance local breast time, attendees will continue cancer care at WCA Hospital. to enjoy the pink-themed Please Register to Walk, activities. Each registered Create a Team, or Sponsor a walker ($10 per person) will Walker by visiting: receive a complimentary pink event t-shirt to wear during wca/2012-LINKS-Pink-Walk the walk. The LINKS Pink Walk festivi- Please contact me if you need any additional information, ties will begin at 10:00 a.m. or would be interested in with registration and many sponsoring, donating a basket family-friendly activities including the Balloon Man, face auction item, or volunteering. painting, games, pink nails, You can help us link together pink feathers, pink extenin the local fight against breast sions, pink refreshments, and cancer! Thank you!

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Beth’s Parkview Café the previous owner- and that friendship is the reason the Star Copy Editor café came about. In the grand scheme of things, five days in the business world “I’ve envisioned a café, with isn’t much- but everyone starts coffee, baked goods and a welcoming atmosphere,” said somewhere. Powers. “When [the owner of Everyone includes Beth Pow- the Parkview Ice Cream] came ers, the owner of the brandto me, she asked if I wanted new Beth’s Parkview Café on to take it over. I didn’t want to Main St. in Westfield. Powers, who is legally blind, counts it no small thing to be a business “I asked myself, owner. ‘when will an “I love working for myself, opportunity like and I’m excited for where this place is going to go,” said Pow- this ever knock on my door ers. “We’re testing the waters right now- but you give me again?’” Beth a month and see where this Powers, Owner, place will be. We’ll have the regulars and the specials that Beth’s Parkview people will make time to come Café in for.” If attitude is everything, Powers has what it takes to own an ice cream shop- but succeed. Her excitement and ambition for the little café are I really wanted to open the promising attributes in a time café. It worked out so well. Everything was here, so we when so many feel discourdidn’t have to buy much to aged and under qualified. get started. Everything fell Beth’s Parkview Café, which into place. I asked myself, officially opened on Sept. 1, ‘when will an opportunity like is at the former location of this ever knock on my door Parkview Ice Cream. Powers again?’” maintains a friendship with Powers has spent most of


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The dining area at Beth’s Parkview Café, with Moore Park across the street.


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Beth Powers, Owner of Beth’s Parkview Café in Westfield, at work in the kitchen making her signature chicken salad, one of many fresh and homemade recipes Powers offers for lunches.

her career years in sales and marketing. For five years, she ran the Community Kitchen at the Episcopal Church in Westfield, experience which prepared her for the café. “I don’t plan to be your typical ‘bacon-and-eggs’ café,” said Powers, with a smile. “I’m quiches, casseroles and egg bakes. On the weekends, I’ll have homemade Belgian waffles with fresh fruit and real maple syrup. I have a baked oatmeal that has been a hit. We have grits instead of hash browns. I take the usual stuff and put my own flair on it. There are plenty of places you can go and get [the usual breakfast food], I want to offer something different.” And the best part of Powers’s ‘different’- her prices won’t be. “You won’t pay any more here than you would for a regular bacon-and-egg breakfast.” For lunches, Powers puts her ‘flair’ into everything that she makes, most of which of her own or family recipes. “I’ve got a lot of my own, and a lot of my mom’s recipes,” said Powers. “I’ve always been

someone who likes to experiment in the kitchen, so I’ve got a lot of unique and great foods.” Her chicken salad, which is mayo-free, contains walnuts, fresh apples and grapes, and is offered on a fresh baked croissant. This Fall, Powers will be offering homemade soups to go with her Paninis, which are always served on fresh homemade bread. “I don’t use canned meat,” said Powers. “It’s all fresh, oven-roasted turkey, chicken or ham. We also have some gluten-free options, and we’re looking to have some vegetarian options in the future as well.” In addition to the café foods, Powers has a number of bakers on staff (and more to come) who provide delicious, fresh baked goods daily and to order. “We’re bringing in a cupcake baker, who will make special cupcakes and cakes to order,” she said. “We have plenty of other special baked goods, and we do it all right here.” The Café is a cozy place,

located at 3 E. Main St. in Westfield. A sidewalk sign points indoors, where a few café tables and a piano rest in a simple but comfortable dining area, accented by flowers and calm colors. The kitchen is open to the room, and the entire atmosphere bids wel-

come to all who enter. Beth’s Parkview Café is currently open from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, but those hours are subject to change. Check their Facebook page, or call 3263600 for more details.

Some mums and a friendly open sign welcome you to Beth’s Parkview Café.

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“Macro Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting nature. For the last 30 years he has worked in the gas and oil Audubon Center and Sanctuary industry, where his job as a gas “Macro Photography” is the well tender has allowed him topic at this week’s Jamestown ample opportunity to observe Audubon Nature Photography this part of nature. When he Club meeting got involved with photography, On Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 it seemed natural to choose p.m. Club member Skip Park these observations for his will talk about macro or close- subject matter. Through macro up photography with a point photography and microscopy and shoot camera. He will he has been able to record and show a variety of very closeshare with others the small up images of insects, snowwonders of nature. flakes and other tiny things Skip Park has been shooting that caught his eye. He will macro photographs for many discuss how the images were years. Since he was very young, taken and how you can do it he has been fascinated by yourself. nature. For the last 30 years he Skip Park has been shooting has worked in the gas and oil macro photographs for many industry. His job as a gas well years. Since he was very young, tender has allowed him ample he has been fascinated by opportunity to observe this Contributed Article

part of nature, which became his subject matter when he got involved with photography. Through macro photography and microscopy he has been able to record and share with others the small wonders of nature. There will also be additional short presentations on macro lenses for DSLR cameras and using telephoto lenses for near macro work. “Rows in Nature” is the topic for the image critique that begins after the speaker. This topic was intended to get members out into the field and to think about all the different types of images that appear in rows, from farmer-planted fields to tree bark and closeups of grass veins. Clearly, the

more you look, the more you see. A social time follows the program. Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $25 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits. The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the

Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Contact Club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepad- for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://jasphotoclub.

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Contributed Article Prendergast Library

Prendergast Library will host a representative from the Southern Tier Brewing at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, for a program about beers. “This program is intended for craft beer lovers, home brewers, and anyone curious about brewing,” according to Reference Librarian Kevin Fricano. The speaker will give an overview of the brewing process and discuss Southern Tier’s beers. The event is free and open to the public. There will be samples of various hops and grains to help people understand the distinctions among different types of beer and flavors. There will also be time for questions. The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For Cellarwoman and Assistant Brewer Meg Seastedt will share her knowledge with visitors at Prendergast Library information, call 484-7135. during a program sponsored by Southern Tier Brewing Company.




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Dipson Lakewood Cinema 6 171 Fairmount Ave. W Lakewood, NY 14750

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Virginia Macneal from Portville, NY won $25,400.00 at Seneca Gaming & Entertainment in Salamanca, NY

Congratulations Virginia! The bonanza is a progressive jackpot that is played at every $10,000 Won matinee and evening session Congratulations to Marvin of bingo. To walk away with Mack from Warren, PA who the total jackpot one must yell won our 10K Special at Seneca “Bingo!” within 48 numbers. Gaming & Entertainment Our facility offers great in Salamanca, NY. Marion entertainment for everyone! yelled “Bingo!” on the 53rd number to claim his winnings We provide high stakes bingo, of $10,000.00 on Sunday, Sep- over 250 gaming machines, tember 2nd at the 7pm bingo and a live action poker room making Seneca Gaming & session! Contributed Article Joseph Figlewicz

The 10K progressive is a $2 special that is played at every matinee and evening session of bingo. To win the grand prize of $10,000 you must get a full card in the designated amount of numbers. Again, congratulations Marvin and enjoy your winnings! Our facility offers great entertainment for everyone! We provide high stakes bingo, over 200 gaming machines, and a live action poker room making Seneca Gaming & Entertainment a place for everyone to enjoy and endless Marvin Mack from Warren, PA who won 10K Special at Seneca Gaming & Entertainment in Salamanca, NY. chances to win! For more information on at the Salamanca facility and Entertainment a place for Seneca Gaming and EnterSeneca Niagara Casino and everyone to enjoy and endless tainments High Stakes Bingo chances to win! We’re not just Hotel. Seneca Gaming and or Video Gaming Machines Entertainment is owned and bingo anymore! please call 716-945-4080 or operated by the Seneca Nation 1-877-860-5130. You can For more information on of Indians. also visit us online at www. Seneca Gaming and Seneca Gaming and Entertainment has two Class II Gaming Facilities in Salamanca and Irving NY which include high-stakes bingo halls and video gaming machines, as well as luxury Poker Rooms located at the Salamanca facility and Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. Seneca Gaming and Entertainment is owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians. $25,400 Bonanza Virginia Macneal from Portville, NY won $25,400.00 at Seneca Gaming & Entertainment in Salamanca, NY! Virginia yelled “Bingo!” on the Bonanza Special by having a full card within the designated amount of numbers on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012.

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Sign Up for the Community Grape Stomp at the Festival of Grapes!

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

Thursday, Sept. 13 Festival of Grapes

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Village Park

Friday, Sept. 14 Festival of Grapes

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Village Park Saturday, Sept. 15

Festival of Grapes

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Village Park

Tour Jamestown: Walking Through History 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Former SUNY Fredonia president Dennis Hefner (center) competes against other college representatives during a grape stomping competition.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Competition Opens 2012 Festival on Thursday, Sept. 13 One of the featured events at the Festival of Grapes is Grape Stomping. After opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 13, the grape stomping begins in earnest with six groups of three contestants

Festival of Grapes

competing to see who can fill jars of juice the fastest. The community is invited to participate by submitting their names. Three names will be drawn for the competition. Other groups competing include the county and Silver Creek historians (Michele Henry vs. David Voight) and

the festival of grapes pageant and pentathlon winners. The competition includes stomping grapes for one to minutes. Contestants are reminded to wear old clothing and an old pair of boots or shoes. Prizes will be awarded to one winner in each group.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Village Park

Chautauqua County Trail Riders- Ride and Drive 11 a.m.

WNY Chamber Orchestra “Musical Portraits”

Carving, Continued from page 1 Liz Boni says she and her husband Rick have always wanted to do an event under the premise of “Renaissance” man, or a person who is skilled in multiple fields or disciplines. Because chainsaw carving is a relatively new art form, most of the artists have come from other mediums, she said. “So through the years we’ve met some fascinating, wonderful characters. It’s always been Rick’s dream, because he was an oil painter to start with…he went to the Pittsburgh Art Institute and he also writes music and does all these things. We’ve met other people like him throughout the years.” According to Liz, the artists are basically “creating from anything they can get their hands on” - whether ice, wood, sculpture, cardboard or fabric.” “From an artists’ point of view, they are thrilled (to participate). We have Cima Bue from the Adirondacks who does pyrotechnics and will light up sculptures. From Germany, there is an artist that does large chainsaw sculptures and art on the tips of toothpicks, who is also an opera singer.” Another artist, Christopher Caines has danced for 20 NYC based companies, and was called “the most musically sophisticated choreographer under 45 in the United States.” The Chautauqua Art Challenge starts on Monday with the painting competition, Tuesday is clay sculpting, Wednesday is cardboard and fabric, Thursday is ice, and Friday, wood-carving. Saturday is beer and wine tasting and local arts and craft The daily fee is $5, the dinner vendors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 theater, $22, or $45 for the p.m. each day. entire week’s events. For more

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. King Concert Hall

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

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

Dunkirk Free Library Story-Time and Craft (Tuesday and Thursday)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Local Photographer To Show At Prendergast Library

“Eye of the Photographer” Local Student Displays Art

“The first professional image work I did was making 22 Prendergast Library one-hour nature videos (shot William S. “Butch” Poole of in 8mm format and dubbed to Jamestown will present an VHS) in the 1990’s, marketexhibit of abstract multipleing them locally in shops, art exposure nature photography shows, and art & craft shows. shot with an iPhone 3GS I did still photography so as camera at the James Prender- to have pictures to put on my gast Library Art Gallery Sept. VHS videotape jackets. The 14 through Oct. 19. still photography sales started ‘taking off ’ when VHS was “There was no plan to shoot dying,” Poole said. and sell iPhone art. I had a new iPhone - so the obvious After 13 years of 35mm film next step was to buy apps work and eight years of digital, and see what they do! After he switched solely to iPhone months of playing around photography in the fall of with an app called DXP, I de- 2009. About a year later, he veloped techniques for getting tested selling his new mateunique abstract nature imrial at some art shows and was ages,” said Poole, who retired pleased with the reception in 2001 after teaching biology from the general public. in Jamestown for 33 years. “With this new photography “I’m having so much fun, I technique, I have done more hope to live 200 more years!” ‘shooting’ and hiking in the he said. last two years than in the last Although he had enjoyed 5-10 years of my previous being out in nature most of work. Thanks to the iPhone his life while hiking, camping, and the app DXP, I’ve ‘shot’ canoeing, and traveling, his over 25,000 images in the last video and 35mm photography two years,” he said. skills were self-taught. There will be a reception from Contributed Article

6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to meet the artist and discuss his work. “My whole nature experience has been totally rejuvenated with the iPhone and photo apps. Making these images is just pure fun!” he said. Poole describes his images as an overlay of shots of real nature objects or scenes along with applied effects that are part of the DXP app. A final image can involve the merging of two to more than 30 shots; most of the work features between two and 15 fused images. “Some photographers say, ‘I don’t take photographs - I make photographs.’ Well, that couldn’t be more true for me now. I lay one or more nature ‘items’ on a white, black, or colored background sheet and take the first image. Then I arrange the second nature ‘item or items’ on a background sheet and take that image followed by merging the two images together. It may end here, or go on for

Library to Host Dance Program 15, in the Fireplace Room at Prendergast Library, as part of the local Hispanic Heritage Bomba Queen Entertainment Month celebration. will offer a free workshop from The program called “A Dance 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. Contributed Article Prendergast Library

Journey from the Caribbean to Brasil” is designed for adults and teens 13 years of age and up. It consists of a PowerPoint presentation, a dance pro-demo with Kali and Lettisha, a Latin/ballroom dance workshop, and a mini Zumba fitness class for men and women that includes a Capoeira routine. “You do not need a partner to be part of this fun and energetic event,” according to Lettisha Ferrer. For information, call 4847135.

many more ‘layers’ of images,” he explained. Most of his work is done while hiking in all types of habitats to locate a wide variety of subjects from nature. “Every ‘outing’ is like a big fun experiment! It’s an opportunity to just let creativity run wild,” he said. Sometimes he finds subjects in rapid succession, but other times he may hike 10 or 20 minutes before finding what he wants. He can select from the nature objects around him or use pictures that were taken in other seasons and stored in the iPhone’s memory. “When I was doing traditional nature photography it took lots of searching for that perfect scene or specimen. With abstract multiple-exposure

Contributed Article Tesla Nicole Grobaski has been interested in photography since high school, first starting with black and white photo classes and then moving on to digital photography. Her real passion for taking pictures though, didn’t start until she got her first DSLR camera for Christmas a few years back and she has been taking photos non-stop ever since. Tesla, who is currently going to Jamestown Community College and majoring in fine arts and graphic design, uses a Nikon D3000 to take all of her

work, I can incorporate a half decayed fruit or mushroom and it makes an interesting contribution to an image,” he said. Library hours to view Poole’s work are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,

photos. Her subjects include wildlife and landscapes but her favorite subject to shoot is nature in general. Tesla’s goal is to show the beauty of the New York and Pennsylvania area through the eyes of a photographer. Tesla’s photography will be shown through the month of Sept. at the Lakewood Memorial Library. The library’s hours are Monday & Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The next Prendergast Library Art Gallery exhibit will feature photography by Andy Palermo of Jamestown. The library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.

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

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Lakewood Antique Club Hosts Speaker Contributed Article JS Sipos

The Lakewood Antique Club met recently for their monthly with guest speaker Susan W. Sipos of Cassadaga on fibers, spinning and weaving. Yvonne Lee of Warren is the president of the club, which meets once a month. Madelyn Wellington is the vice president. The group meets to have fun and to discuss antiques, and welcomes new members. Mrs. Sipos spoke on the old art of making clothes, telling all about shearing a sheep, carding and combing the wool, spinning the wool and then using the homespun for weaving. Gale Peterson introduced the speaker giving

a brief summary of the many fibers areas that Mrs. Sipos demonstrates. Mrs. Sipos is a member of the Hilltop Spinners group and the Chautauqua County Weavers Guild. She always remarks that this

is one of her favorite interests. Shown in the photograph is a custom made spinning wheel, which is known as a parlor wheel or a ship’s wheel due to its compact size. Mrs. Sipos said she met the builder of

her spinning at the county fair many years ago, the late Sydney Withers, who said he would teach her to spin and when she said she did not have a spinning wheel, he remarked, that he would build her one. Showing many basket full of different kinds fleece, skeins of yarn, and natural dyes used with wool, an interesting presentation was given to all. The Lakewood Antique Club have been together for over 50 years, and the membership is composed of women from all of the surrounding areas. Following the presentation, a variety of pies was served to all.

Audubon Promoting Clean-ups to Revitalize Local Waterways were over 800 volunteers who helped clean up the shores of Lake Erie from Woodlawn State Park to Westfield, New York; statewide there were more than 6,000 participants who removed debris from 260+ miles of shoreline. Finally, the Allegheny River Clean-up is scheduled over a seven-day period starting on Saturday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Sept. 22. The mission of the clean-up is simple: to keep the Allegheny River, a valuable area resource, healthy and beautiful for generations to come. Each day of the clean-up has a scheduled area of the river or its tributaries as its focus. Volunteers are needed to paddle along the river as well as on shore to sort through recyclables. Visit the Whether you are a resident of Chautauqua County or the Warren area, there are opportunities this month to clean up area waterways right in your backyard. You are website www.alleghenyriverinvited to join other volunteers to help beautify the Chadakoin or Allegheny Rivers or for more inforLake Erie. (Photo by Liz Dropp) mation on all of the different trips and to reserve your spot, Warren area, there are oppor- mind getting dirty. Contributed Article as space and boats are limited. tunities to clean up area water- Northern Chautauqua County Audubon Center and Sanctuary Take advantage of one of these ways right in your backyard. residents may be interested in opportunities to volunteer The Audubon Center and the Great Lakes Beach Sweep your time to help keep our Starting on Saturday, Sept. 8, Sanctuary is promoting taking place on Saturday, Sept. area waterways beautiful. upcoming area clean-ups dur- in Jamestown is the Chada15, from 10 a.m. to noon. koin River Clean-up. ing the month of September. For more information on these Whether you are a resident Volunteers will come together The home base of this effort events, contact Katie Finch of Chautauqua County or the to help brighten up the down- will be stationed at Woodlawn at the Audubon Center and State Park where there will be Sanctuary at (716) 569-2345 or town riverfront a picnic lunch for all volunbetween Warner kfinch@jamestownaudubon. Dam and Windsor teers. The Great Lakes Beach org. Street. Water levels Sweep is part of a state and nationwide movement to cleanwill be lowered to up shorelines. Last year there allow participants to walk safely along the riverbed. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Fire Training Center, 241 Harrison Street, and the clean-up will conclude at 1:30 p.m. Volunteers should be prepared to get wet and wear clothes they won’t


Farmer’s Market Coupons Available Contributed Article DJDC

Although summer is coming to a close, the Univera Healthcare Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market is beginning to offer some of the area’s finest fall produce. The market will continue to operate every Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 26 in Foundry Alley next to the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center on the corner of West Third and Washington Streets. “Last week’s Farmers Market Community Day was a huge success and a great way to end the summer season,” said Tiffani Conti, DJDC Special Projects Manager. “It’s hard to believe fall is so close, but so many market patrons look forward to this season because now it’s time for grapes, apples, squash and an array of fresh fall produce.” Through the NYS Fresh Connect Program, the market has received $2.00 Fresh Connect Coupons for those individuals using their EBT cards. For every $5.00 spent using an EBT card, the buyer will receive a $2.00 coupon for additional produce. “This is such a great incentive for families to use their EBT cards at the farmers market,” added Conti. “For every $5.00 spent they will receive $2.00 free to purchase additional fresh produce. This program not only benefits the families, but increases revenue for our participating farmers.” Added value coupons will be available on a first-come firstserve basis. The Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market now accepts EBT in addition to credit and debit cards. WIC participants and seniors who have not used their market coupons are encouraged to do so before October 26th. This week’s market will feature a live performance by Cindy Haight, one of Jamestown’ well-known musicians, from 12-1pm. Cindy Haight has performed at 100’s of venues, parties, benefits, protests and has even performed at retirement homes. She was working as the music director at the time, but it happened! Cindy began performing at the age of 17 in local Jamestown open mic nights, and developed an affinity for live music and performing. She has played with popular local bands, Djava and the Derbines, and is now performing a solo / sometimes duo act around the region. You never know who may show up and jam with Cindy, as she is fortunate to have many talented friends in her life, like veteran musicians Paul Liuzzo, Matt

Homan, Reese Campbell and the lovely and talented Marla Harris. Cindy has recorded with bands in the past, and released her first full-length, solo CD entitled “Songs of Love and Haight” in 2009. Most recently, she contributed vocal support to Matt Homan’s up and coming CD release, which features many of the areas hottest musicians. Cindy’s songs are full of raw emotion and melody that will take you on a journey, sometimes through heartbreak, or redemption, sometimes with cynicism and always with a bit of humor. Her songs are ones we can all identify with. If you like blues, soul and rock, you need to check out a Cindy Haight show! You can see Cindy play in several local venues and establishments this summer, including the grand opening of the farmers market this Friday, the Great Blue Heron Music Festival during the weekend of July 6 to 8, and the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena on July 20. For more information, please contact Amplified Management. The market continues to bring local farms selling farm-fresh produce, fresh-frozen meats, cheese, eggs, goat milk fudge, homemade baked goods, and other specialty products. This week at the market patrons will find peppers, apple cider, kale, squash, tomatoes, raspberries, sweet corn, carrots, beets, cauliflower, lettuce, potatoes, eggplant, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, apples, grapes, pears, nectarines, watermelon, cantaloupe and so much more. Elegant Edibles Catering offers fruit cups, giant homemade cookies, or fresh pie with a rotating weekly menu. Big Pitt’s BBQ will return to the market with its BBQ Chicken and Rib dinners, Uncle J’s Vanilla offers vanilla spices, natural home care products and natural personal care products and Sr. Jorita’s Breads carries artisan breads, cookies, cakes, and pies. Stop by the farmer’s market information booth and enter to win a $10 farmers market gift certificate by completing a brief survey. Free grab-andgo recipe cards are available in addition to free market parking on West Third Street and in the parking lot behind the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center. For additional market information contact DJDC at 6642477 or visit

Library Schedules Basic Computer Classes 2-ChautauquaCattaraugus BOCES with Prendergast Library will offer support from area residents several opportuthe New York nities to take an introductory State Library’s course called Let’s Start with Adult LitComputers this fall. eracy Library “This is perfect if you are wonServices grant dering about the most basic program. computer questions,” accordInstruction is ing to Kathy Colver, one of the free and open instructors. to the public. The course covers computer For informaterms, shut down procedures, tion about the use of a mouse, creating and classes, which editing a Word document, to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, are designed to saving to different computer Wednesdays, and Fridays. The help local residents enhance drives, and basic Internet and first section runs Sept. 17 – 28. their job and computer skills, email skills. Students also learn Other sections covering the call 484-7135. to cut, copy and paste, and same material will start on Participants may also register they create their own certifiOct. 1, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. at the Information Desk at cate of completion. 16, and Dec. 3. Prendergast Library, located at Students will meet for six two- The course is offered in 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. hour sessions from 9:15 a.m. cooperation with Erie Contributed Article Prendergast Library


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Community Foundation Grant Helps WCA Fight Heart Disease

Event Brings Awareness to Challenges of Autism Step Up for Autism, Sept. 22

Crystal and Aaron Peelman are shown with their son Mason at the 2011 Step Up for Autism event.

ficult at times, and like every human on the face of this Star Contributing Writer earth, they need community support. Step Up for Autism is a chance to offer that support. “Step Up for Autism is a walk to raise funds for a program that helps children and young adults diagnosed with autism Pausing for a moment from “A lot of people through the Resource Center,” putting the milk on the don’t catch the said Peelman, who is also a conveyor belt, there is a quick committee member who helps autism traits, glance to the right. The child organize the walk. in the cart had been scream- and that’s why ing for a while now, causing Step Up for Autism will have we are spreading enough ruckus for the entire many festivities. “There is goawareness”store to hear. A disapproval ing to be food, music, games glare is shot towards the par- Christine Ortolano and activities. Businesses are ent; cannot they control their involved that have pledged, child? and people are obviously getand nonverbal communicaWhat many don’t know, tion and repetitive behaviors. ting pledges from private famhowever, is that this child may They include autistic disorder, ily and friends,” said Ortolano, an actively involved parent in have autism, and there is little tourette’s syndrome, childthe walk. the parent can do. hood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental “Being supportive is a re“I think people don’t take disorder-not otherwise specially good thing, and makes into account when they are in fi ed (PDD-NOS) and Asperger families like ours feel good,” public and might see a family, syndrome. Peelman said. “It makes other or a mom and a child, and the people want to understand or child is acting obnoxious or ASD can be associated with just terrible, the people look at intellectual disability, difficul- learn how to understand.” the parent like they are doing ties in motor coordination “A lot of people don’t catch something wrong, but they and attention and physical the autism traits, and that’s don’t truly realize that there is health issues such as sleep and why we are kind of spreading so much besides what they can gastrointestinal disturbances. awareness out there because see right there,” said Crystal Some persons with ASD excel there are other things which Peelman, a mother whose in visual skills, music, math can indicate autism other than 5-year-old son has autism. and art.” a speech/language delay,” said Ortolano. “Some children de“I do everything in my power “The gap that you see in velop very typically, and then to be aware and learn how the deficit [between those there is a regression. Some to help Mason [her son], so with mental disabilities and people develop typically right trying to keep him part of the those without] compared to along and hit all the develop community, and sometimes her other peers is wider, so milestones fine without any he’s shunned and it’s acceptthe way the world views her able; it’s not fair. I guess it changes,” said Christine Orto- kind of issue and then it’s just would be the same with any lano about her daughter Clare, the speech delay.” disability; people look at these who also has autism. “It’s hard The walk will take place on people differently, but they are because we are her parents, Sept. 22 at The Resource just people. They are very lov- and we love her, that worries Center at 200 Dunham Ave. in ing; they’re amazing, they’re us. Everyone wants their child Jamestown. Registration starts very smart. Sometimes they to be viewed in a positive light at 9:15 a.m. and costs $20. just don’t know how to get that as much as possible. We love For those who are interested out.” her so much, and we want the or want more information, rest of the world to see how Autism is a broad spectrum; contact Tess Kervner at The beautiful she is.” every individual case is difResource Center at 661ferent. Autism is a disorder which 1057, or go online to stepupchanges the lives of everybody According to Autismspeaks. who are involved. It can be diforg, “Autism spectrum by Mallory Diefenbach

Cardiac Rehab patients stay healthy. Our involvement with WCA over the years has always been focused on keeping our residents healthy and safe, while providing the most necessary programs and treatments available.” Purchased equipment includes an ergometer, which is used for upper body conditioning and is especially useful for people who require rehabilitation based on reliable measuring methods; a Doppler which enables staff to measure accurate blood pressure readings and to check for peripheral pulses for those who have a diminished blood flow; and a new set of hand held dumbbells which contribute to improvement in one’s physical conditioning which benefit ones cardiac and overall health. “Our team of professionals who work in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at WCA Brenda Fitzgerald, left, RN Cardiac Rehab Specialist have successfully incorporated poses with Greg Jones, chairman of the Karl Peterson the new equipment into the Grants Committee and Kase Kinney, Program Associate individualized patient exercise for the Community Foundation as Cardiac Rehab patient plans. It has resulted in a more Steve Kiersznowski utilizes one of the new pieces of effective and safer therapy cardiac rehabilitation equipment. experience, along with offering from the Karl Peterson Unre- greater diversity. It will also Contributed Article help improve outcomes with stricted Fund, administered CRCF better management of risk by the Chautauqua Region According to a medical study Community Foundation, in factors for heart disease,” said published in Circulation, Brenda Fitzgerald, RN-Cardiaddition to proceeds from fewer than 20% of patients ac Rehab Specialist. WCA’s inaugural Strike Out seek rehabilitation services Heart Disease Bowl-A-Thon in WCA Hospital’s Cardiovasafter a heart attack or coronary February, provided money to cular Rehabilitation program bypass surgery. WCA Hospital purchase monitoring devices is located on the 2nd floor of has been an active force in and an assortment of exercise the main campus at 207 Foote treating at risk patients with equipment. Avenue in Jamestown. To learn their Cardiovascular Rehabilimore, please visit www.wcaAccording to Randy Sweeney, tation Program. or call 664-8137. Executive Director of the With a brand new facility and Community Foundation, For more information on a professional and atten“Heart disease is a serious grants and the Community tive staff, the Cardiac Rehab concern for many residents Foundation, visit www.crcfonprogram was lacking specific in our area. The or call 661-3390. equipment that could truly nity Foundation is proud to benefit all of the patients utiprovide funding for WCA lizing these services. A grant Hospital to continue to help

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Achievement Beyond Expectation The Achievement Center’s 89th Annual Luncheon

ment Center Executive Director, will detail the goals and accomplishments of the The Achievement Center is agency and honor those who pleased to announce its 89th provide and make possible Annual Luncheon set for 89 years of providing life Friday, Sept. 14 from noon changing therapeutic services to 1 p.m. at the Ambassador to children in Erie, Forest, Banquet and Conference Warren and Crawford counCenter, 7792 Peach Street. ties and Chautauqua county, The luncheon program will NY. Join the Achievement focus on recognizing those Center as we recognize staff, who have made it possible and community members for for the agency to go above their continued support and and beyond in providing find out how the Achievement therapeutic services to 3,400 Center is achieving beyond children with special needs in expectation. the region from birth to young Media interviews will be adulthood. available with Rebecca N. Rebecca Brumagin, Achieve- Brumagin, Achievement Contributed Article The Achievement Center


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Scholarship Fund Dedicated to Amy King’s Memory Raises $10,000

Center Executive Director, from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. For more information about the Achievement Center Annual Luncheon, please contact Peggy Schneider at 459-2755 x 1174. The Achievement Center provides therapeutic services to nearly 3,400 children annually with physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, ADHD and emotional/behavioral problems in Erie, Crawford, Forest, Warren, PA, and Chautauqua, NY counties. For more information visit our website at

Community Foundation and Jamestown Community College Partnered Up for STEM Camp

Members of the “All for Amy” Golf Tournament committee gathered to present Community Foundation Executive Director, Randy Sweeney, a check for $10,000 for a scholarship fund to benefit local students. Pictured from left are Jennifer Peters, Caryn Pace, Tonie Wirsen, Wendy Spencer, Theresa Jackson, Michelle Smyczek and Melanie Cobb. Not pictured is Jennifer Hinson.

the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Her boyfriend, Michael What began as a way for a Tarrou, was also working that group of friends to honor morning as a flight attendant one of their own, has quickly on the same plane. turned into an annual event that has raised over $50,000 to Five years later, Ms. King’s date. This year, the 7th Annual friends decided to start a scholarship fund to keep Amy “All for Amy” Golf TournaKing’s name and spirit alive ment raised $10,000 for the scholarship fund in memory of throughout the community. The “All for Amy” MemoAmy King. rial Scholarship Fund is set The “All for Amy” Fund, adto benefit graduating seniors ministered by the Chautauqua from Southwestern, Maple Region Community FoundaGrove, Jamestown, Frewsburg, tion, was established in 2006 by the friends of Ms. King. Born in Jamestown and growing up in Celoron, Ms. King graduated from Southwestern High School in 1989. After graduating from Jamestown Community College, she moved to Chicago to pursue a career as a flight attendant. On Sept. 11, 2001, Ms. King was working aboard United Airlines Flight 175 when it hit Contributed Article CRCF

Students cheer on their robots at “Battle of the ‘Bots’” during Jamestown Community College’s Center for Continuing Education’s first-ever STEM Camp

they learn from the hands-on activities they are engaging CRCF in,” Rupp said. “During the During the week of August camp, I witnessed this learn13, Jamestown Community ing as students extracted DNA College’s Center for Continu- from fruit, used field guides to ing Education hosted their identify the genius and species first-ever STEM Camp. For names of trees, and profour days, students ages 10-14 grammed their LEGO™ robots explored the mysteries of to move.” forensic science, researched With a special projects grant the art of natural science, and created mechanical Mars from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Rovers all while embracing the STEM elements of science, cost of attending the camp was technology, engineering, and greatly reduced. Additionally, Cummins JEP provided 10 mathematics. scholarships for families in Fifty students participated in need and the Dream It Do It this year’s STEM Camp and (DIDI) campaign covered half Assistant Director of Continu- the costs of LEGO™ robotics ing Education, Delana Rupp software and kits for the How couldn’t have been happier. “It a “Bot” It? Class. is always rewarding when you see the students’ excitement as According to Caleb, a 6th Contributed Article

grader at Frewsburg Central School enrolled in the “How A ‘Bot’ It?” class, this class is a step towards preparing him for a career in engineering. “Everything is connected to a source. If it’s not, it doesn’t work,” Caleb said. Students in that class worked in pairs to build robots from LEGO™ blocks and programmed them to move like a remote controlled car. At the end of camp, students held “Battle of the ‘Bots’” to see whose “bot” reigned supreme. For more information on the Community Foundation visit For more information on programs offered at JCC, visit www.

Rotarians Welcome Exchange Student Home from Chile

ner was served between nine Sue Jones and eleven in Caitlin Wuebbolt, a recent the evening. Rotary Exchange Student to Her public Argentina sponsored by the school of Rotary Club of Jamestown, 2,000 plus was welcomed home by the very diverse Club recently where she shared her experiences. While students held classes from Miss Wuebbolt traveled all through Argentina, her home 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caitlin for the year abroad was in was a member Cordoba, the second largest city. She described the country of the basketball team and as “having the best of everytook Spanish thing except politics”, noting immersion that the Argentinean system Bill Tucker, President of the Rotary Club of is quite corrupt. However, she classes. She Jamestown and Exchange Student Caitlin enjoyed getnoted, people are very proud ting together Wuebbolt. of the culture and laid back often with cious stone mine and taking lifestyle. She commented on 22 other Rotary exchange tango lessons. how everything came alive at night – when the city became students from all over the Caitlin thanked the Rotarians world. They enjoyed traveling for giving her the opportunity very active. Caitlin explained to various areas of the entire much about the food and of a lifetime and is now startdrinks she enjoyed, noting that country taking part in whale ing her senior year at Southwatching, climbing a glacier, after a small breakfast, a late western High School. lunch and the daily siesta, din- observing penguins in their natural habitat, visiting a preContributed Article


Falconer, Clymer, Chautauqua Lake, Panama and Sherman school districts with a “B” average or better. Students must also exhibit a well-rounded, caring and kind personality. Preference will be given to students who participate in athletics and community service. For more information on the “All for Amy” Fund or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact the Community Foundation at 661.3390 or visit online at

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Burchfield Penney Director To Give Bob Lecture At Prendergast Library collections programming. Prendergast Library After receiving a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure Dr. Anthony Bannon will give University in Olean, Bannon the eighth annual Murray earned a master of arts in L. Bob Memorial Lecture at English with a concentration 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in in media study and a doctorthe Fireplace Room at James ate in English with a focus Prendergast Library. His preon cultural studies from the sentation is free and open to University at Buffalo. the public. He began his career as a filmBannon began his position maker and a journalist, serving as the new director of the as the arts editor and critic for Burchfield Penney Art Center the Buffalo Evening News and in May 2012. For the precedthe Buffalo News from 1969 ing 16 years, Bannon guided to 1985. the George Eastman House International Museum of of renowned American water- The Murray L. Bob Memorial Photography and Film, located colorist Charles E. Burchfield Fund was established to honor in Rochester, to national and the longtime director of the (1893-1967) and the distininternational acclaim. guished artists of Western New Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System and James PrenYork. In 2008, the Burchfield During his tenure at Eastdergast Library. In keeping Penney opened a new $36 man House, Bannon led the with his passion for reading million freestanding facility in creation of three postgraduate and discussing ideas, it brings the heart of Buff alo’s Museum preservation schools, alliances a scholar to the library each District designed by Gwathwith museums, universities, year to address a local audimey Siegel and Associates of and collectors clubs in large ence on a significant topic. New York City. U.S. cities, and many of the most well-attended exhibiPrevious Bob lectures have This is the second term as tions in the Rochester mudirector of the Burchfield Pen- dealt with the war on terseum’s 65-year history. He also ney for Bannon, who led the rorism, ethics of modern oversaw the digitization of medicine, humanitarian crises, museum from 1985 to 1996. collections and aggressive so- His first appointment was corporate subsidies, historicial-media campaigns to share marked by significant growth ans’ responsibilities in time of Eastman House’s unparalleled and pivotal acquisitions to the war, philosophy,and a political collections with the world. columnist’s view of current collection, including 1,485 objects from collector Charles events. Founded on the Buffalo State Rand Penney. He also estabcampus in 1966, the BurchFor more information about lished key endowments and field Penney Art Center is a the lecture series, call the community partnerships that library at 484-7135, Ext. 225. national leader for service to remain central to the Burchits community. The center is The library is located at 509 dedicated to the art and vision field Penney’s exhibition and Cherry St., Jamestown. Contributed Article


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Business Profile: In the Making creation -“pie pops”- resemble cookie bouquets, but are actually miniature pies. Her specialty cakes include a nut fruitcake, made from a moist batter filled with three kinds of nuts, maraschino cherries, apricots, dried cranberries and dates. “Most people will tell me they dislike fruitcakes, but after tasting my version, they fell in love with it. I start making my nut fruitcakes in November and have a hard time keep up with the orders.” She says when people receive them as gifts, they like them so much that they call to order more as gifts for their friends. Her “Southern red velvet cake can be ordered “old fashioned” or “jazzed up,” and is actually a family recipe of one of her customers, who loved the cake, but simply didn’t have the time to make it. Her Italian wedding cookies are also a big seller. “Very few people have the time to fuss with Italian fig cookies. I’ve Tara Bass of In The Making puts finishing touches on a been told my cookies taste just special occasion cake. like their grandma’s. I make all the Italian cookies, chocolates, keeps growing. I started giving fruit, pizzelle, biscotti, taralli By Patricia Pihl samples out, and my business and sesame seed just to name Managing Editor grew by word of mouth. If a few.” It has been said that baking is people taste my baked goods, Beyond creating the joy of a lost art - especially baking 9 to 1 they’ll buy them.” elegant edibles, Tara says from scratch. Even those who know how to bake may not have the time to bake. But the mystique of time-honored recipes and the celebrations that demand both delicious and artistic confections are ever popular. Enter Tara Bass of In The Making in Fredonia. Now in business for 10 years, In The Making fills a niche for special occasions, gift giving, and all types of events from weddings, anniversaries and birthdays to corporate events. “I fill a need for working women,” says Tara. “They Tara is shown transporting one of her custom wedding want home made cookies, cakes. cakes and pies, but don’t have the time to do it themselves, Also setting her apart from that’s when they call me.” “baked goods make people commercial bakers: “I don’t happy and I love being a part Tara said she had always baked for family and friends. use boxes or mixes; everything of my customer’s milestone events.” She comes from a long line of is fresh to order.” In addition “great bakers” and uses family she says “I don’t freeze things For weddings, Tara suggests recipes passed down through and pull them out as I get or- brides call for a cake tasting. ders for them.” “My fruit fillthe generations, mentioning She says if a bride has an idea ings are made with real fruit. her grandmother, Carolyn of what she wants, she can do And all of my baked goods are Coniglio in particular as an a small sample so she can be from scratch using old family influence. sure the taste and look are just recipes or recipes I’ve spent what she envisioned. Tara says she has always loved years developing.” to create desserts for family As for the future, Tara states, and friends. Ten years ago she Tara pairs her family’s baking “I want to keep In The Making was asked to create a cake and secrets with an artistic flair, it personal. My customers using modern, elegant touches cookie trays for a 40th wedseem to want that too.” for her cakes and cookies. ding anniversary. Once she was asked to create For more information on After that, she adds, “the a cake to match a bride’s gown In the Making, visit www. phone calls really started, so I for a wedding shower. “I love began In The Making.” “ToTo contact Tara Bass by phone the creativity and making day, I have a very wonderful call 672-9872 or by email someone’s idea for a cake and loyal customer base that become a reality.” Another



Home Chic Holding Grand Opening Contributed Article Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce

Home Chic will hold a Grand Reopening Open House at their new business location at 65 W. Lake Rd., Mayville on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting taking place at 11 a.m. Kristie and Andy Brown, owners of Home Chic, after much hard work in renovat-

ing, recently moved to the new store location across from Mayville’s Lakeside Park. Home Chic is also celebrating its five-year anniversary. The store features Home Décor items, Kiddo & Pet Décor, books and gifts, and the new Coffee and Tea Bar. Those attending the open house will have the chance to win free coffee, tea or specialty beverages for the remainder of 2012. A beautiful Carter

Sofa ($1,999 value) will be raffled off in a ‘Share the Love Raffle’. At $10.00 a ticket, the proceeds raised will benefit a local family battling cancer. Plan on coming to the Grand Reopening Open House on Sept. 29 to help them celebrate and to see all of their unique home décor items and gifts. Explore all that’s new at Home Chic!

Due Diligence Is Evidence That Now Is Time To Sell rectly sought the input of key stakeholders and based on this stakeholder input developed specific criteria that was sent out as part of the request for proposals (RFP) for purchase of the home. Our County leaders hired a professional firm to help identify potential buyers for the home. Our County leaders had independent audits performed on the operations of the home. Our County leaders Contributed Article went above and beyond a stanTodd J. Tranum, President and CEO dard business analysis and as of the Chautauqua County Chamber part of their process they had of Commerce & Executive Director of a third party perform a study the Manufacturers Association of the of the options available to the Southern Tier County in terms of the County home. The due diligence and analysis performed by our We applaud the fact that the County Executive and County County leaders proved two things. First of all, the County Legislature have performed Home is losing money and due diligence on the County will continue to so under any Home, a clearly complicated and often emotional topic. As scenario. Secondly, there is a with any process of this nature market to sell the home right now. our County leaders cor-

There is consensus that the services provided by the County Home to our residents are important. There is consensus that the jobs and services at the County Home must be preserved. County leaders have gathered the facts. Now our County leaders need to make a decision based on the facts and take action to save both the jobs and the services at the facility. The legislature has the opportunity to move forward with sale of the home in an effort to save jobs, preserve needed services and lessen the burden on the County taxpayer. It is the right thing to do and the time to do it is now. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier urge the legislature to vote in support of selling the County Home.

Thanks to All for Help on Major League Fishing We are so fortunate to have individuals and businesses in this community that consistently step up to the plate to help pull off significant accomplishments. Such is the case with the recent Major League Fishing tour on Chautauqua Lake. Long before the anglers and the camera crews arrived here, people and organizations were hard at work to make their week-long stay a positive experience and one that they, hopefully, will remember for a

long time to come. Special thanks go to Craig Robbins, local fishing guide and outdoor writer; Andrew Nixon and his staff at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau; George Murphy and the staff at Chautauqua Institution; and Ken Shearer and his staff at Chautauqua Marina. Thanks also to local sponsors to helped to provide everything from lodging to food: Chautauqua County

Department of Economic Development, Chautauqua Suites, the Athenaeum Hotel, the Comfort Inn, 3 C’s Catering, Elegant Edibles, and the Watermark. Chautauqua Lake has long been a destination for the sport of fishing. Now, with the national exposure anticipated from this made for television event, we expect even greater attention to outdoor recreation in Chautauqua County.

Health Insurance for Business Seminar Sept. 13 The Community Chamber Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, will hold a seminar for small businesses on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Roberto’s at the Fenton Grill, 2 East Second Street, Jamestown. Registra-

tion begins at 8 a.m., with the presentation to go from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The session will focus on health care options for businesses, including possibly tax credits, affordable options, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act. In addition the sponsor of this

event, The Buffalo Agency, will provide an overview of Long Term Care Insurance. This event is open to both Chamber members and non-members. Please register by calling the Chamber at 366-6200 or 4841101, or visit our website at

Chamber’s Annual Banquet Returns to Williams Center The newly renovated Williams Center at the State University College at Fredonia will be the setting for this year’s Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. Following months of major remodeling work, the facility is open to stu-

dents once more, and is also available for large community events such as the Chamber’s Banquet. The banquet will be held Oct. 11, with the cocktail hour at 6pm and dinner at 7:15. Invitations to the event are in the mail. A complete list of award

winners will be announced shortly. Banquet sponsors this year are DFT Communications, Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York, Liazon Corporation, OBSERVER, The PostJournal, and SUNY Fredonia.

Oktoberfest at the Southern Tier Brewing Company Southern Tier Brewing Company offers unique, specialty beers in a beautiful setting! Join your fellow Chamber members for a relaxed and fun event during Oktoberfest, Wednesday, October 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This networking mixer is sponsored by: Affinity One

Federal Credit Union, Anderson Cleaners, Blackstone NEY Ultrasonics, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, Community Bank, DFT Communications, Jamestown Jammers Baseball, Jamestown Mattress Company, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, Liazon Corporation, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, Rainbow

International, UBS Financial Services, WDOE/96KIX, and WJTN/WWSE/WKSN/ WHUG/WQFX. You can register online now for this event at www.chautauquachamber. org or by calling the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101.

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Q&A ‘Toweling’ keeps parrots from biting when handled Q: My parrot has bitten me badly when I’ve tried to clip flight feathers or nails. How can I make this easier on us both? — via e-mail A: Make sure you’re doing these procedures properly to minimize pain. Have an expert show you exactly where and how much to clip those flight feathers and nails, and learn what to do if things get bloody by accident. Ideally, that should be an avian veterinarian, a veterinary technician or someone on the staff of a reputable bird shop. You’ll also need a towel to restrain your bird, and ask for a demonstration of the art of “toweling.” An old, clean hand towel is fine for small parrots such as cockatiels and budgies, while a larger bath towel is better for large parrots such as cockatoos and macaws. My “Birds For Dummies” co-author, avian veterinarian Dr. Brian Speer, says that toweling shouldn’t be frightening for the bird. He suggests that you hold the towel with the ends draped over each hand, make eye contact with your bird, and approach from the front. Show your bird the towel and then gently wrap it around the bird, usually from the front. When using a towel to restrain your bird, you do not need to keep direct hold of the head, but do expect a few new holes to be chewed in the towel while you’re working with your bird. Wrap the towel tightly enough to control your bird, but not so tightly as to restrict breathing. Pet birds breathe by moving their breastbones forward and back, like a bellows. You must leave the towel wrapped loosely enough for your bird to draw breath normally. When your bird is gently wrapped up in the towel, you are in control and can take care of grooming or of investigating any injuries. Attitude is everything: Always handle your bird with respect, but also with gentle firmness. Keep in mind, too, that the towel is not supposed to terrify your bird. It’s a good idea to play “towel games” now and then, covering and uncovering your bird while providing praise and special seeds for treats. That way, your bird won’t come to believe the appearance of the towel is always a sign of something uncomfortable and unpleasant to come. — Gina Spadafori Do you have a pet question? Send it to

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Have a plan for your pet just in case something happens to you the folder, too, and include any information on pet health insurance policies, as t’s a sad fact of well. modern life that The final bit of when we think information for the about disasters, our folder should concern minds now add terarrangements for rorist attacks and your pet if you never mass shootings to the come home again. natural calamities While no one likes for which we’ve long to think about this been urged to keep possibility, you have our families prepared a responsibility to — pets included, of your pets to provide course. for them after your But the fact remains death. You cannot that we’re far more leave money directly likely to encounter to an animal, but you a tragedy that won’t can leave the animal make the news. Acand money to cover cidents, illness and expenses to a trusted even sudden death friend or relative. In are regular visitors some states, you can to our lives, and they establish a trust in commonly don’t raise your pet’s name. Talk an eyebrow outside to an attorney about our immediate circle what arrangement is of friends and family. best for you and your If something happens to you today, It’s essential that someone knows you have pets and how pets. You should keep your pets need to be a copy of the file on looked after, whether they’re to be cared for in case something happens to you. hand in case you ever the situation will be need to be evacutemporary or, sadly, veterinarian. Write down some ated with your pet. And be sure to permanent. information about the tricks and Are you prepared? commands your pet knows, as well trade copies with the person you’ll be counting on to rescue your pet The first step is to make sure as any unique personality quirks, should you ever not be able to. someone (or better yet, a couple of such as a favorite spot to be petted. Once you have made all the arpeople) know that you have pets, Keeping all this information in an rangements, make up a card for your where they are and how to care electronic file is also a good idea — wallet. On it, you should note that for them. Trade information with as long as there are directions on you have pets, how many and what other pet-keeping friends, family or how to find it! kind, and the names and numbers of neighbors, along with the keys to As part of your preparation, talk the people whom you have desigeach other’s homes. to your veterinarian about setting nated to care for them should you I like to recommend making a fold- up plans for emergency care or suddenly become unable to do so. er with all your pet’s information. boarding. If you’re a long-term cliA few years ago, I had major Pictures and a physical descripent who always pays bills promptly, tion of your pet are a good place to you should have no problem getting surgery, and although everything start. Add to the file an overview of your veterinarian to agree to run a turned out well, I didn’t take it for granted that I would survive, much your pet’s medical records, includtab or charge to your credit card if ing proof of altering and dates of you cannot be reached immediately. less thrive. I put such a folder together for each of my pets, complete vaccinations. Instructions for any I have an arrangement with my with arrangements for the worstmedications should include not only veterinarian that if anyone — abcase scenario. I surprised myself the dosage and where to find the bot- solutely anyone — comes in with in that I didn’t find the exercise tle, but also whatever method you one of my animals, the doctor will use to entice your pet to swallow the take the pet in and do what needs to frightening or depressing. On the contrary, I found great peace in pill. be done. And he knows that either knowing that if something hapDon’t forget a copy of your pet’s I or my heirs will settle the bill pened to me, my beloved pets would license, as well as the name, address later. If you are able to make such be taken care of. and phone number of the animal’s arrangements, put those details in By Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick


Obesity in pets has led a top veterinary school to open a special clinic to help. • Can fat camp be far behind? Veterinarian Dr. Deborah Linger, a certified veterinary nutritionist, has opened an obesity clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. In yet another example of how trends in human medicine are mirrored in veterinary medicine, the program offers a medical-based regimen that includes counseling on nutrition and exercise, all aimed at helping pet owners trim down their animal companions. More than half of all pets are overweight or obese, and the problem is far from cosmetic — excess weight triggers chronic disease, including diabetes, and makes problems such as arthritis worse. • Following the shocking deaths of lions, tigers, bears and other exotic animals last fall on an Ohio farm after their owner released them before committing suicide, the state has now put regulations in place in hopes of preventing similar tragedies. Ohio was once one of the easiest and least regulated places to keep exotic animals, but no more: The new law prohibits buying, selling, transferring and trading exotic animals. Those who already have them will be allowed to keep them, but they must obtain a license, insurance and have the pets microchipped, among other requirements. • The latest specialty in veterinary medicine is one that focuses specifically on animal welfare, reports DVM360. com. The American Veterinary Medical Association’s recent recognition of the American College of Animal Welfare gives 23 veterinarians the right to be certified as experts in the field. Others will be granted the status after meeting requirements set by the new group. The ACAW’s mission is to advance animal welfare through education, certification and scientific investigation, and to ensure that the veterinary profession leads advances in animal welfare knowledge. The AVMA currently recognizes 22 other veterinary specialty organizations. — Gina Spadafori

Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week This week we are featuring “Yogi”. He is a five-year-old Puggle, a beagle/pug mix, that is a wonderfully humble boy. He is super sweet, walks well on a leash and already knows “sit”. Yogi likes everybody and would do well in any home. He is not much of a barker, but when he does he has the voice of a beagle. If you are looking for a cuddle bug that will be happy going for a ride, taking a walk or just hanging out with you, then Yogi is your guy! Stop in at the Strunk Road Adoption Center to meet Yogi. You will be glad you did. Yogi’s adoption fee is reduced thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

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

2825 Strunk Road • Jamestown 716-665-2209

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BLAINE, Minn. — Competition breeds excellence. Or at least that’s what second year head coach Dan Daikawa is hoping for. With an increased talent level and more overall leadership, Daikawa says he thinks the Ironmen are poised to put last year’s record behind them and start to make an impact in the North American Hockey League. He said he’s been particularly impressed with the physicality of practice that has shown just how much deeper this team is than last year. It’s made for better competition in practice. “I don’t think we have to worry about teams coming in and beating us up this year,” Daikawa said. “Practices have been hard. Guys have been holding eachother accountable and we didn’t have that last year. That’s why it’s been physical and guys have been fighting.” Physical indeed, though. Just a day before the season started on Wednesday, forward Nathan Ropelewski was hurt in practice and could miss some time. “He said he heard his knee pop,” Daikawa said while sitting in a waiting room on Tuesday. “But we’ve just been informed it’s a MCL strain, which means he won’t miss serious time like we originally thought. He probably won’t play this week, but he’s the only guy that will probably be out for us.” It’s a good sign for Jamestown, though, which was seemingly snakebite for an entire season last year. They lost numerous guys to injuries throughout the season and rarely had the same lineup on a week-toweek basis. It seemingly prevented them from getting the ball rolling. Daikawa can hope for better luck this year, especially in a place where the wheels fell off last year. Yes, it was a rude welcome to the NAHL last year for the Jamestown Ironmen and Daikawa. After winning their first two games in Chicago

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Shaughnessy’s first year in the NAHL, but does have plenty of experience as well. “We think we’re OK there,” Daikawa said referring to his goaltenders. “These four games will let us know, but it helps that they have experience.” Key returnees for Jamestown include Aaron Scheppelman, Brett Szajner, Ryan Urso, Luc Gerdes and Jeff McFarland. Start with defenseman Scheppelman and Szajner. Scheppelman was a captain last year and had 17 points and 100 penalty minutes exactly. He’ll sorely need to improve his -32 rating last year. Szajner scored four goals and had five assists before he blew his knee out in January and missed the rest of the season. “Szajner’s looking good,” Daikawa said. “The knee is holding up and I’m surprised how well he’s stepped up. Scheppelman’s leadership is back automatically and that’s a plus.” The forwards McFarland, Urso and By Justin Michael Gerdes should play even bigger Jamestown Jammers roles this season. McFarland led the teams in scoring with 23 goals and 40 points last season. Gerdes had JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The 2012 season has concluded, now we look back and reflect on what was another Continued on pg 5 successful season of Jammers baseball both on and off the field. Many fans think of the baseball season as just the calendar dates from April to October, or in the case of touchdown to win 13-12. By Chris Winkler short season baseball June to SepStar Sports Editor Junior quarterback Mitchell Maytember, in reality it is a lot more than cock has already thrown for two that. Here at the Jamestown Jammers touchdowns this year, including the Old foes will be back at it Friday night front office General Manager Matt gamewinner last week. But the offense Drayer and Assistant General Manup at Dutch Hollow Road as Ranis led by senior running back Jordan dolph (1-1, 1-1 Class D) pays Maple ager John Pogorzelski spend countDowiasz who has three total touchGrove (2-0, 2-0) a visit in a key Class less hours and days preparing for 12 downs this year. He scored both touch- weeks of baseball. That preparation D game. Both teams have earned wins downs in the win over Maple Grove over Silver Creek and look like the begins with meeting with sponsors, and also scampered for 102 yards and ordering equipment, hiring staff, and possibly early favorites in the league, a touchdown against Silver Creek. along with other unbeaten Frewsburg meeting with the coaches and team. and Chautauqua Lake. Regardless of the result, Randolph This season the Jammers had a new is finally at the end of arguably the But, it’s a familiar and rather impor- The Maple Grove seniors are looking to get back to Ralph Wilson Stadium for manager in Angel Espada, and a a chance to advance to the state playoffs for the second straight year. (Maple toughest three-game schedule to start new coaching staff all together. The tant game anyhow. They’ve played Grove Football photo) the year in all of Western New York. each other eight times over the last Jammers arrived in Jamestown on They’ve faced the three best teams in June 16th, many of the players had five years with Maple Grove owning back Oliver Simpson. He galloped for Junior Chad Klingensmith ran for Class D over the past few years and a 5-3 advantage. They’ve met in the never played professional baseball in 222 yards and two touchdowns in the a touchdown against Catt/LV and had two of them on the road with playoffs three times over that stretch opener and 123 yards and two more front of fans, or just had never played could continue to play a bigger role the only home game against nearby with the winner going on to win the professional baseball at all. The team for Maple Grove. scores against Catt/LV. Frewsburg. Veteran coach Pat Slater sectional title every time, including was warmly greeted by the Jammers Quarterback Aaron Germaine has Simpson was a key member to last has his team in ideal position if they the instant classic won by Maple staff and the Booster Club. After the year’s sectional championship squad filled the big shoes of recently graducan somehow steal this one heading Grove in 2008 when they won 21-20 team got settled in it was time to hit and is already laying the groundwork ated Alex Grace nicely, but the Red into their final four games. in the championship game. the field. Dragons have expectedly taken a bit for an All-WNY nomination and a Maple Grove, on the other hand, is So familiar indeed and if Randolph This young Jammers team quickly of hit in the passing game. Germaine Class D Player of the Year award. always in really good position. Their learned that they had to become a — or anyone in the league — wants to has rushed for two touchdowns and But Maple Grove knew they could quick 2-0 start, coupled with a tough cohesive unit in just a matter of days. keep this race close, it might to beat until the Red Dragons really have to get a lot of production out of SimpMaple Grove this week before the Red Some of these players had played go to the air, they’ll be more than con- road win already in the books, has son, especially with one of the most the Red Dragons listed as the team Dragons keep rolling. Maple Grove together in extended spring training, fi dent by keeping it on the ground. talented lines in all of Western New to beat. snuck by Silver Creek 23-14 on the others had just been drafted earlier in Randolph practically stole one from York paving the way. What they’ve road before beating up Catt/Little Valthe month and just signed their first But that could change this weekend Silver Creek when they forced a had to do, and somewhat struggled ley 30-6 last week. They’ve been doing professional contracts. when their old rival comes back into fumble late in the game and immewith so far, is find other ways to it with a steady diet of senior running town. The Jammers quickly began to dediately converted it into a go-ahead move the ball efficiently on offense. velop and a core nucleus emerged. The starting rotation consisted of Helpi Reyes, Ramon Del Orbe, Mason Hope, Matt Milroy, and at Bills Lose Ironmen Final Points times Drew Steckenrider and Blake Nelson ForYear; Logan. The Jammers offense iniSeason Standings at Host Chiefs tially consisted of newly signed 5th Preview... Stateline, Eriez and 6th round draft picks SS Austin Sunday... Speedway... Nola and 2B Anthony Gomez. while on their way to Minnesota for the Showcase Tournament, the Ironmen dropped their next eight games and were practically out of the North Division race before it even started. That slump started with four straight blowout losses in Blaine. Now, back nearly a year later for the 10th annual league-wide tournament, Daikawa says his team is ready to go and has a more prepared squad for the season opener. “We went out in the summer and got veterans that we think can help us out right away,” Daikawa said. “We have older kids who can play and some younger kids that we think can come in and score for us. It’s a mix that we didn’t have last year.” Some of those veterans Jamestown picked up included four players acquired in a trade from Aberdeen. Forwards Ross Pavek, Joe Mottiqua, Tyler Dunagan and goaltender Reid Mimmack should all play key roles this year for Jamestown. Pavek and Mottiqua, in particular, should help out up front. Pavek scored six goals and had over 100 penalty minutes between his two stops in Aberdeen and Alaska last year. He had 13 goals and 149 penalty minutes the year before.

Mottiqua offers the same help. He had 12 goals and 73 penalty minutes between Aberdeen and Texas last year. He had five goals and 105 penalty minutes for Texas in 201011. They’re a pair of veterans that immediately give Jamestown some sorely needed size. “They’re two guys that can do it all, play tough and score,” Daikawa said. “They’re 30-points, 100-penalty minute type guys that we didn’t have last year.” Mimmack will help burden the loss of goalie Joey Ballmer, who was drafted by the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League this past summer. “It’s tough when you lose somebody like Ballmer,” Daikawa said. “He was a special kid on and off the ice and was really the face of this organization. “But Reid and Tim Shaughnessy are two guys with experience,” he continued. “It’s tough to have two 92-birth year guys, but we want to win.” The 1992 birth year means both of those players will have to move on at the end of the year. But Mimmack won 12 games between Aberdeen and Texas last year and had a goals against average of 2.56. It will be

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National TV Schedule This Week County Roundup: Red Raiders Cruise Through Niagara Falls By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

With baseball pennant races coming down to the wire over the next three weeks, can Nick Swisher and the New York Yankees hold on to a slim division lead? Coverage on the YES Network. (AP Photo)

Thursday, Sept. 13

8 p.m., ESPN — CFB: Rutgers at South Florida 8 p.m., NFLN — Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Friday, Sept. 14

8 p.m., ESPN2 — HS Football: Don Bosco (N.J.) at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) 9 p.m., ESPN — CFB: Washington State at UNLV

Saturday, Sept. 15

10 a.m., ESPN — College GameDay 12 p.m., ABC — CFB: Cal at Ohio State 12 p.m., ESPN— CFB: Wake Forest at Florida State 12 p.m., ESPN2 — CFB: Arkansas State at Nebraska 3 p.m., CBS — CFB: Alabama at Arkansas 3:30, NBC — Seattle Sounders FC at Portland Timbers 3:30 p.m., ESPN — NASCAR Nationwide Series at Chicago 4 p.m., FOX — Fox Saturday Baseball Game of the Week 6 p.m., ESPN — CFB: Florida at Tennessee 7 p.m., ESPN2 — CFB: Arizona State at Missouri 7:30, FOX — CFB: USC at Stanford 8 p.m., ABC — CFB: Notre Dame at Michigan 9 p.m., ESPN — CFB: Texas at Ole Miss

Sunday, Sept. 16

10 a.m., ESPN — NFL Countdown 1 p.m., CBS — Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills 2 p.m., ESPN — Geico 400 at Chicago 3:30 p.m., NBC — Women’s soccer International Friendly: USA vs. Australia 4 p.m. FOX — Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks 4 p.m., CBS — New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers 4 p.m., ABC — Buffalo Bills Postgame Show 8 p.m., NBC — Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers 8 p.m., ESPN — Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Monday, Sept. 17

3 p.m., ESPN2 — Everton vs. Newcastle United 7 p.m., MLBN — MLB Monday Night Baseball 8:30 p.m., ESPN — Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons

Tuesday, Sept. 18

5 p.m., FOXSC — UEFA Champions League: Montpellier vs. Arsenal 7 p.m., SNY — Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Wednesday, Sept. 19

7 p.m., ESPN — Wednesday Night Baseball 10 p.m., ESPN — Wednesday Night Baseball

Jamestown lost All-WNY senior lineman Cortland Haines to microscopic knee surgery before the year started. They lost two-year starter at quarterback Dennis Drew when he quit the team a week before the year started. Yet, the Red Raiders cruised to another blowout win 35-7 by beating up on AA North foe Niagara Falls on Saturday. Junior Jacob Sisson has done just fine taking over the reins under center, though. He threw two long touchdowns and added a long touchdown run right before the half ended to put Jamestown in complete control at 28-7. Da’Quan Hollingsworth ran for 98 yards and scored the first touchdown of the game. Senior Tristan Holland ran one in to put Jamestown up 14-0. Then Sisson connected on a 39-yard touchdown pass with senior Mike Watson. Sisson also had a 49-yard touchdown pass to Zach Panebianco in the second half. Panebianco also hit all three of his extra point attempts. Jamestown’s final five games are against AA South opponents, starting with Lancaster on Friday night. The upset of the weekend was Westfield shutting out Southwestern on the road with a 27-0 win behind Mike Okerlund’s three-touchdown performance. The win snapped a 29-game home winning streak by Southwestern, which dated all the way back to 2006 and was one of the bigger stunners of high school football in some time. Westfield goes out of league play with undefeated Sherman this weekend. Meanwhile, Southwestern, which was pegged as the C South favorite by everyone on the planet, has to fix things in a hurry before heading to Olean in a nonleague game. Make no mistake about it, C South is up for grabs. Fredonia had to come from behind to beat Allegany-Limestone — the team that beat Westfield in Week 1 — further throwing a wrench into Class C. But, a win is a win for Bob Ball, who saw his Hillbillies win 13-12 with some big help from junior Weston Ley. Ley, intercepted a pass with the Gators threatening to score and then scored the game winning touchdown midway in the fourth quarter. Elsewhere in Class C, Falconer got in the win column with a 24-12 win over Panama. Important for the Falcons who have four straight road games, three of which are in the league, starting next week against Cassadaga Valley. The loss for Panama sets the Panthers back a little, but their

main goal is the Class DD title, where they’re 1-0 with five straight league games coming up. Cassadaga Valley lost to Salamanca 24-8 to drop their record to 1-1. However, it was the Cougars first league game in C South and a bit of a setback to their option offense as they try to get back into the playoffs for the second straight year. They have three straight league games at home starting with aforementioned Falconer this week. Allegany-Limestone and Westfield follow. One of the biggest wins against a non-county team was scored by Dunkirk who saw coach Rob Genco pick up his first varsity victory in a wild game that the Marauders won 34-28. Zach Torrain ran for three touchdowns to carry Dunkirk all night, but it was quarterback Kevin Burns’ touchdown in the final seconds that won the game. In Class D, Maple Grove won again by beating Catt/Little Valley 30-6. The Red Dragons are now 2-0 and seem to be back to their usual dominant ways. The rivalry with Randolph continues next week as the Cardinals come into town for an important Week 3 matchup. It’s important because Randolph kept their season afloat by defeating Silver Creek 13-12 last weekend. The Black Knights were in complete control, up 12-7 late before they turned the ball over and watched Randolph capitalize by scoring a go-ahead touchdown seconds later. They’re now 0-2 and in desperate need of a win against I-Prep in Buffalo on Saturday afternoon, Also in Class D, Chautauqua Lake moved to 2-0 with a 12-6 win over Portville. The win was the 11th in a row for Thunderbirds dating back to last season and came on the heels of a defensive stand in the game’s final seconds. Sophomore Chandler Baker had another huge game and finished with 17 tackles and an interception. Finally, Frewsburg is 2-0 as well in Class D after crushing I-Prep 27-0. The Bears have Catt/Little Valley this week before a monster showdown with Maple Grove in Week 4. Sherman/Ripley defeated Pine Valley 35-7. The Wildcats are now 2-0 in Class DD and might just be the team to beat. Pine Valley is 0-2 and travels to Ellicottville this weekend, who lost to Clymer 20-14 this past week. It was a big win for the Pirates who erased a 14-0 deficit in the fourth quarter and scored the only touchdown in overtime when Jake Wiggers scored on a 16-yard touchdown run. Also in DD, Forestville lost to Franklinville 34-14. They host the aforementioned Panama in league play on Saturday.

2012 High School Football Standings Class AA South Team WL WL West Seneca West Orchard Park Jamestown Lancaster Frontier Clarence

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Class C South Team

Salamanca Allegany-Limestone Westfield Southwestern Falconer Cassadaga Valley

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— Another week and another easy win for Terry Gray and the Bears as they beat I-Prep 27-0 in home opener. Two key road games ahead. LW: 5. TW: at Portville

for the Thunderbirds as they beat Portville 12-6. Perhaps the T-Birds belonged in Class D all along. LW: 7. TW: Catt/Little Valley

6. Westfield/Brocton (1-1) — Nobody saw last week coming, but the Wolverines dismantled Southwestern on the road throwing C South completely into a blender. LW: Not ranked. TW: at Sherman/Ripley

7. Sherman/Ripley (2-0)

— Another blowout win for Bob Krenzer’s crew, who beat Pine Valley 35-7. They’ve now outscored opponents 67-7 and won four straight since last year. LW: 6. TW: Westfield/Brocton

8. Southwestern (1-1)

— The 27-0 loss to Westfield was the Trojans first home loss since 2006. Tough task for a rebound at Olean. Don’t count out Jay Sirianni’s squad just yet, though. LW: 2. TW: at Olean.

9. Dunkirk (1-1)

— Rob Genco picked up a marquee win in just his second game as the Marauders went into Olean and won 34-28. All league games left are at home. Keep an eye here. LW: NR. TW: East Aurora

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— Hard not to be impressed with the Red Raiders. Still without Cortland Haines, they crush Niagara Falls 35-7. Division play starts this week. Last Week: 1. This Week: at Lancaster

2. Maple Grove (2-0)

— The Red Dragons have opened up with two road victories with a 30-6 throbbing of Catt/Little Valley last week. Favorable home schedule remains. LW: 4. TW: Randolph.

3. Fredonia (2-0)

— In a sense, it’s survive and

another close loss to a good team (Randolph 13-12) and nobody stepped up to take this spot. LW: 9. TW: I-Prep.


Jamestown at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. Fredonia at Wilson, 7 p.m. Clymer at Franklinville, 7:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Ellicottville/West Valley, 7:30 p.m. Frewsburg at Portville, 7 p.m. Randolph at Maple Grove, 7 p.m. Cattaraugus/Little Valley at Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 East Aurora at Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m. Southwestern at Olean, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Westfield/Brocton at Sherman/ Ripley, 1:30 p.m. Silver Creek vs. I-Prep/Grover at Wiley, 12:30 p.m. Falconer at Cassadaga Valley, 1:30 p.m.

Men's Golf Places Second at Navy Fall Classic Contributed Article

St. Bonaventure Sports Information

ANNAPLOIS, Md. — Behind a consistent two-round performance, the St. Bonaventure golf team collected an impressive secondplace finish at the Navy Fall Classic. The Bonnies posted identical rounds of 290 for a 580 total in the 36-hole, 15-team

tournament that wrapped up Sunday at the par-71 U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course. St. Bonaventure finished 15 strokes behind champion North Dakota State, which carded a 3-under par 565 as a team. Atlantic 10 rival Temple placed third at 584 and Saint Francis (Pa.) finished fourth at 585. Senior Brian McKenna (pictured) led a steady St. Bonaventure team that had

Senior Brian McKenna led the St. Bonaventure men's golf team to a second place finish at the Navy Fall Classic. (St. Bonaventure Sports Information Photo)

four golfers place tied for 14th or better. McKenna finished in a tie for fifth after posting a 1-over 143 for the tournament. The Rochester, N.Y. native backed up his 72 in the opening round by shooting an even-par 71 on Sunday. Fellow senior Greg Horvath also shot 71 on Sunday and finished in a tie for 11th. Horvath registered a 74 in

the opening round for a 3-over 145 total. Freshmen Josh Stauffer and Darren Simons rounded out SBU's scoring team by finishing in a tie for 14th with four others at 4-over 146. Stauffer improved on his first-round 74 with a 72 on Sunday, while Simons carded rounds of 70 and 76. North Dakota State's Nathan Anderson won medalist honors with a 4-under 138.


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Well that’s not exactly how we envisioned it, was it? After a promising offseason that landed the Bills amongst the nation’s most favorite of dark horses, Buffalo fell flat on its face in an opener that conversely landed them in a familiar spot — amongst the nation’s most favorite of laughingstocks. Yes, the social media websites were abuzz with never-ending jokes after Jeremy Kerley returned a 68-yard punt return untouched to give New York a 21-0 lead. The fun — or misery if you’re a diehard — continued when Ryan Fitzpatrick found a wide-open Antonio Cromartie for an interception that was returned for a touchdown when the second half started. And it turned downright laughable — regardless of allegiance — when Mark Sanchez easily hit Stephen Hill for a 17-yard touchdown to push the lead to 41-7 with a staggering 25 minutes still left in the game. Playoffs huh? Well I won’t go all Jim Mora on you. After all, it is one game. But the excuses have been flying out of my mouth for almost a year now. The Bills collapse in the second half last year? Too many injuries. The Bills reluctancy to fill glaring holes at quarterback, wide receiver? Confidence in young draft picks, and plus, Fitzpatrick will be fine when he’s healthy. Going 0-4 in the preseason? Two words. Pre. Season. Getting crushed in an opener, meaning they’ve now lost 9 of their last 10 regular season games and 13 of their last 14 if we count that preseason? Um, injuries? No more. At least not right now. No, I’m not going to sit here and tell you the Bills season is over. The important thing to realize is they’re only 0-1. Just as bad as the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and New Orleans Saints. Yes, those three have won the last three Super Bowls. No, the Bills shouldn’t be mentioned in the same category, but the point stays the same, its only one game. So what do we make of this? Well for starters, if you weren’t quite convinced that the NFL is a quarterback league, you should be now. In today’s day and age, you’re only as good as your quarterback. The Washington Redskins look like nd they’ve gone from an annual out laughingstock to a legitimate - contender after dumping New th Orleans on the road by landing Robert Griffin. Some ripped them for giving up too much. n Well, 320 passing yards and 40 ded points later, the Redskins actually look like a contender. han Meanwhile, the Bills have


locked themselves into Fitzpatrick. To be honest, I have no clue what to make of this guy, but maybe it’s the Bills fan inside of me holding out hope that he’ll be fine. Still, you just feel like Ralph Wilson thinks he’s a franchise QB because he’s had to watch Kelly Holcomb, J.P. Losman and Trent Edwards for the last decade. Make no mistake about it though, I never thought Fitzpatrick was a Pro Bowler, but the Bills are going to have a tough time getting back to the 6-win total that they had last year if Fitzpatrick continues to play like this. Again, I think he’s better than Sunday, but how much longer can we wait to find out? The Bills might just be 0-1, but if Fitzpatrick doesn’t figure things out in the next two weeks, this team’s season might already be over by the time New England comes to town. That’s what has me so worried about Sunday’s performance. I didn’t necessarily think the Bills would win — or even had to — but they better figure things out in a hurry. For the record, I did have them winning on my useless chart as I mapped out 10 wins, but the real reason to be worried is what lies ahead. The Bills host Kansas City next week before travelling to Cleveland — two extremely winnable games. After that, though, they host New England and have back-to-back road games with San Francisco and Arizona — three extremely losable games. If you can find a way to get to 3-3, or even 2-4, without winning each of those next two games, I’d love to know about it. Thus, this team suddenly has no room for error starting this week. And how does that feel after witnessing what you did this past Sunday? How does it feel with starting running back Fred Jackson likely missing that entire stretch and extremely underrated inside receiver David Nelson missing the rest of the season? Maybe you think I’m crazy to write a team off so quickly — which I’m not really doing anyhow — but with such a difficult stretch from Games 4-9, the Bills have to get in the win column and build some confidence before that stretch hits. We all know how easy those last seven games might be, but what’s the use if Buffalo is 2-7 with battered egos, let alone bodies? I thought I’d know more about this team after one week, but for now, I’m still not convinced one way or the other. I still firmly believe the AFC is down and a 9-7 team could grab the second wild card. And, I’d like to think this defense will come around at some point and Fitzpatrick can find some of that magic from last year to get this ball rolling. It just better be soon. But, I’m with you Chan, don’t go kicking dirt on these guys just yet. After all, one week doesn’t mean much. Don’t forget the only winning season in the current 12-year debacle came in 2004 when they started 1-5, which including losing their opener. Here’s for hoping they turn it around much earlier than that.


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Damore Receives ECAC Award Contributed Article

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CENTERVILLE, Mass. — Dr. Pat Damore, who until July 1, 2012 was the only commissioner the State University of New York Athletic Conference had ever known, has been named the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Commissioner's Award. Damore will be feted at the 2012 ECAC Honors dinner held in conjunction with the 24th Annual ECAC Convention and Trade Show that will be held September 29-October 2 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Conn. The Honors Dinner is slated for Sunday evening, September 30. The Commissioner's Award is presented for meritorious service to the ECAC or an ECAC member institution. The recipient must have demonstrated significant accomplishment in his or her chosen professional field or on the athletic field.

Dr. Pat Damore was honored by the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference by being awarded the Commissioner's Award, which is presented for meritorious service to the ECAC. (Fredonia State Sports Information Photo)

Damore began his tenure with the SUNYAC 1979, and was a full-time commissioner from 1985 through his retirement in June, 2012. During his time as commissioner, Damore also served as the president of both the NCAA Division II and III College Division Commissioners Association, and the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America. During his years of service to the SUNYAC, Damore coordinated the addition of women's sports programs in 1983. In 2008-09, the women's pro-

Freshmen Earn First Victories For Bonnies

Junior Javier Ortiz teamed up with Celso de vera Rehberger to win a doubles match against Delaware last weekend. (St. Bonaventure Sports Information Photo)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — St. Bonaventure freshman Celso de vera Rehberger earned his first collegiate singles victory and also teamed with junior Javier Ortiz (pictured) for a doubles win against Delaware on Sunday at the Navy Blue Invitational. Playing out of the No. 6 singles position, de vera Rehberger defeated Ryan Kent in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (107). The Bonnies newcomer then combined with Ortiz for a 9-7 triumph over Kent and Evan Andrews. Another St. Bonaventure freshman, Gabriel Cardenas, also picked up his first collegiate win on Sunday, as the Quebec native partnered with junior Elliot Fanshel to top Jason Derene and Nolan Gelman, 9-8 (7-5), at No. 2 doubles. Individual players and double teams competed for flight championships during the three-day event that wrapped up Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Courts. No team scoring or records were kept. The Bonnies' top doubles team of Luis Guevara and Oscar Yanez failed in its bid

to win a flight championship as the senior tandem fell to Delaware's Troy Beneck and Adam Lawton, 8-2, on Sunday. Guevara and Yanez opened the three-team invitational with victories over Temple on Friday and host Navy on Saturday.

grams celebrated their 25th anniversary in the SUNYAC. While he was commissioner, Damore developed and implemented the first national rating system for intercollegiate soccer. Damore earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from SUNY Brockport, a master's degree in secondary school administration from St. Lawrence University, and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Oklahoma. Following his retirement as a captain in the

1 - Troy Beneck (Del) def. Elliot Fanshell (SB), 6-1, 6-2 2 - Adam Lawton (Del) def. Oscar Yanez (SB), 6-3, 6-4 3 - Nolan Gelman (Del) def. Luis Guevara (SB), 7-5, 6-3 4 - Jason Derene (Del) def. Javier Ortiz (SB), 6-2, 6-3 5 - Evan Andrews (Del) def. Gabriel Cardenas (SB), 6-1, 6-1 6 - Celso de vera Rehberger (SB) def. Ryan Kent (Del), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)

United States Naval Reserve, he received a naval commendation medal. Damore served on active Naval duty during the Korean conflict. Damore's accolades include the NCAA Division III Commissioner's Association Meritorious Service Award, the SUNYAC Distinguished Service Award, and the Bill Jeffries Award for contributions to national collegiate soccer. He has also received the ECAC James Lynah Award for distinguished achievement. Damore was inducted into the Brockport State Athletics Hall of Fame, and the National Association of College Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Fredonia State Athletics Hall of Fame after serving four decades (1956-85) as a coach of men's basketball, soccer, and tennis, as well as director of athletics. In February 2010, he was inducted into the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame.

Devils Sweep Wells, Improve to 2-0

Fredonia State blanked Wells College 9-0 and freshman Julie Coleman won her first collegiate match. (Fredonia State Sports Information Photo)

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FREDONIA, N.Y. — Fredonia State improved to 2-0 early in the women's tennis season with a 9-0 home win Monday over Wells College. Julie Coleman, a freshman playing in her first collegiate Doubles match, won her No. 6 singles 1 - Troy Beneck / Adam Law- match by 6-0, 6-0 scores. She also teamed with sophomore ton (Del) def. Luis Guevara / Stephanie Thompson to win Oscar Yanez (SB), 8-2 their No. 3 doubles match, 8-0. 2 - Gabriel Cardenas / ElMiller Barmasse, a junior liot Fanshell (SB) def. Jason Derene / Nolan Gelman (Del), playing at No. 3 singles, was Fredonia State's other 6-0, 9-8 (7-5) 6-0 winner. 3 - Javier Ortiz / Celso de vera Rehberger (SB) def. Evan An- Other singles winners were junior Jess Johnston, sophomore drews / Ryan Kent (Del), 9-7 Sara DiFulvio, junior Molly Zanetti, and Thompson.



The team opened its 2012 season with a 6-3 win over Penn State Behrend last week. It is believed to be the first Blue Devil win over the Lions in recent memory. Head coach Joe Calarco, in his 13th season, could not recall another. Singles winners for the Blue Devils were junior Jess Johnston at No. 2, junior Miller Barmasse at No. 4, junior Molly Zanetta at No. 5, and sophomore Stephanie Thompson at No. 6. Johnston and Thompson combined to win their No. 2 doubles match. Zanetta and Barmasse did likewise at No. 3. The Blue Devils are back in action 1 p.m. Saturday vs. Oswego at the Steele Hall courts.

Striders Perform Well At Dunkirk Triathlon & Duathlon

Contributed Article Chautauqua Striders

Three members of the Chautauqua Striders Running & Walking Club performed well recently at the Dunkirk Triathlon & Duathlon. Patty Gabreski finished fourth overall and

first in her age group in the intermediate triathlon with a time of 2:46:21. Rachel Curtin placed third in her age group in the sprint triathlon with a time of 1:31:58. Melinda LawsonCrabtree was the first overall female finisher in the duathlon with a time of 1:30:51.

JAMMERS continued from pg 1 Along with Nola and Gomez were three position players that became permanent fixtures in the Jammers lineup all season long. CF Juancito Martinez who possessed great speed and defensive skills, LF Jesus Solorzano, a player who quickly emerged as a power threat and league leader in many offensive categories, and the an all around talent that could get on base and was much improved from the prior season 1B Viosergy Rosa. On the field the Jammers season ended with a (35-40) record, which was good for

third place in the Pickney division. While fans often thrive on wins and losses the important take away from this season was the Jammer players development. Perhaps the greatest success of the season was seeing so many Jammer players showing the Marlins organization that they were ready to move up the ladder of minor league baseball. The Jammers had Austin Nola, Anthony Gomez, Nick Wittgren, and Jake Esch all got promoted to the Greensboro Grasshoppers the low-A affiliate of the Marlins. Off the field the Jammers had

a very successful season. The Jammers donated 500lbs of food to the St. Susan Food Bank of Jamestown. The Jammers also contributed to the Humane Society on 'Bark in the Park Night', and the BPU Good Neighbor fund. The Jammers are strong supporters of various organizations in Jamestown and throughout Chautauqua County. The Jammers sent four players this season to the New YorkPenn League All-Star game. CL Nick Wittgren, 1B Viosergy Rosa, CF Juancito Martinez, and LF Jesus Solorzano. Solorzano led the team with

eight home runs, (.519) slugging percentage, and batting average (.314). Viorsergy Rosa led the team in walks with 46 and in on-base percentage with (.413). The Jammers ended their season on a high note by defeating the Batavia Muckdogs in a doubleheader on Wednesday to eliminate them from playoff contention. The Jammers won their last four games to send Jammer fans home with a 'W'. Jammer fans stay tuned to for all of your Jammer updates, we will see you next season.

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Williams Caps Off Great Summer With Win At US Open

Serena Williams won her fourth U.S. Open title Sunday by defeating Victoria Azarenka in the women's final. It's her 15th career Grand Slam victory. (AP Photo)

By Eddie Pells Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams wrapped up her remarkable summer with the latest rendition of a scene that has become familiar the past few months. - Williams jumping up and down on the tennis court with a mile-wide smile across her face. - Williams picking up a bigtime prize — this time, the U.S. Open trophy, which will look good somewhere near the gold medals she won at the Olympics and the silver plate she took home from Wimbledon. If there was anything unexpected about her latest triumph, it was the challenge she faced from Victoria Azarenka, especially considering the way Williams dominated everyone she faced on the way to Sunday's final, to say nothing of the way the final started. Come the third set, with the sun going down and the stadium completely blanketed in shadows, Williams stood only two points away from a loss. She rediscovered her form in time, took the last four games of the match and won her fourth title at Flushing Meadows and 15th Grand Slam title overall with a 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory. It was the first women's U.S. Open final to go three sets since 1995. “If it was anybody other than Serena on the other side of the court, I'm not sure we'd be talking now,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, a coach who has been working with Williams recently. “But it was Serena. She was there. She's a winner and she's a champion.” Mouratoglou helped Williams engineer a restoration that began shortly after she lost in the first round of the French Open in May, the only openinground exit of her 49 career Grand Slam appearances. “She said, 'I want to win Wimbledon, I want to start now,”' Mouratoglou said. “That's simple. That's how it started.” Since then, Williams won both singles and doubles at Wimbledon, then matched that feat a month later at the London Olympics. The U.S. Open was the clincher — a two-week clinic during which she lost only 19 games over her first six matches, then put on a display in how to play pressure tennis when the stakes were the highest. Trailing 5-3 and serving at 30-all against Azarenka, the Australian Open champion seeded first in this tournament, Williams wrested back control of the match by winning 10 of the next 12 points.

“Obviously, I never give up,” Williams said. “I never, never quit. I've come back so many times in so many matches. I wasn't too nervous.” Indeed, for a woman who has had her share of flare-ups here in recent years, Williams barely showed a trace of emotion when this match was at its diciest. There was the smallest of hesitations for a second look after a serve was called out at 3-5, 30-15. And, when she closed out that game three points later, she did the quickest of skips - a nearly imperceptible celebration before a calm walk to the chair to get ready for the service break she had to have. She got it, then held serve, and then twice held off Azarenka when she was one point from forcing a third-set tiebreaker. The first save came on a backhand winner, one of 44 winners Williams hit to only 13 for her counterpunching, but less powerful, opponent. “Feels like there is no room for a mistake,” Azarenka said in describing what it's like dealing with Williams' game. “There is no room for a wrong decision.” Williams hasn't always played the role of cool customer in the crucible of Arthur Ashe Stadium. In the 2009 semifinals, she was angered by a foot-fault call that resulted in a double-fault, setting up match point for her opponent, Kim Clijsters. Williams brandished her racket at the line judge and got docked match point. Then, two years later, while losing to Sam Stosur in the 2011 final, Williams berated the chair umpire after losing a point for screaming before it had ended. There was a foot-fault call in this match, too, while Williams was serving at 40-0 while trailing 2-0 in the second set. She didn't react immediately, but when the game was over, she stared down the lineman while walking to her chair for the changeover. The linesman chuckled a bit. No biggie. “I'm just happy that she got through this one without any incident and was able to try to forget all that in the past,” said her mom, Oracene Price. “Because I think that was a lot in her mind.” Also on Williams' mind this summer has been her long journey back. Shortly after winning Wimbledon in 2010, she cut her feet on broken glass while on her way out of a restaurant in Germany. That led to two operations on her right foot. Later, she got clots in her lungs and needed to inject herself with a blood thinner. Those shots Continued on pg 10

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Manning, Luck Have Opposite Openers By Barry Wilner Associated Press

A football tucked under his arm along with a victory, Peyton Manning could feel very comfortable in Denver. A win in your first game with a new team will do that. His replacement with the Colts, Andrew Luck, wasn't feeling anywhere near as satisfied Sunday. Then again, not many people thought his NFL debut would go smoothly. Manning made a successful return to the NFL from a year off recovering from neck surgeries, leading the Broncos past the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19. The four-time MVP completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns, including a 71-yarder to Demaryius Thomas that was the 400th of his career. “It's just one game ... and we should try to keep it in perspective,” he said. “I do know how hard I've worked to get here ... and it feels good. It's special. I definitely would say it's special.” Luck probably won't be using that description. He didn't do any better than Manning managed in his debut back in 1998. In a 41-21 loss at Chicago, the top overall draft pick was 23 of 45 for 309 yards and a touchdown. But he also threw three interceptions and was

Peyton Manning threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in his Broncos debut as Denver defeated Pittsburgh 31-19. (AP Photo)

sacked three times. Fourteen years ago, Manning went a slightly better 21 of 37 for 302 yards, but likewise threw three interceptions to a single TD pass. “There will be a lot of positives, a lot of negatives. We'll try to learn from it,” Luck said. “I'm still disappointed fresh off what happened, but we'll get over it.” Four other rookie quarterbacks made their NFL debuts Sunday. Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor and the No. 2 overall selection by the Redskins, was sensational and got the only win of his QB class. He went 19 for 26 for 320 yards and two touchdowns and added 42 yards rushing in a stunning 40-32 victory at New Orleans - the Saints' first game since the NFL punished them for

their bounty program. Miami's Ryan Tannehill struggled mightily in a 30-10 defeat at Houston, going 20 for 36 for 219 yards with three interceptions. Cleveland's Brandon Weeden was worse: 12 of 35 for 118 yards and four interceptions in a 17-16 loss to Philadelphia. And Seattle's Russell Wilson was 18 of 34 for 153 yards with a touchdown and an interception and rushed for 20 yards in a 20-16 loss at Arizona. Also, San Francisco shocked Green Bay at Lambeau Field 30-22, New England beat Tennessee 34-13, Minnesota outlasted Jacksonville 26-23 in overtime, the New York Jets took Buffalo 48-28, Detroit beat St. Louis 27-23, Atlanta took Kansas City 40-24, and Tampa Bay defeated Carolina 16-10.

On Wednesday night, Dallas upended the defending NFL champion New York Giants 24-17. The opening weekend concludes Monday night with Cincinnati at Baltimore and San Diego at Oakland. Replacement officials were in the spotlight in two places. At Detroit, Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL regular-season game when she worked as a line judge. At Arizona, the officials gave an extra timeout in the final minute to the Seahawks, who still couldn't pull out their game with the Cardinals.

Broncos 31, Steelers 19 At Denver, Manning threw his 400th touchdown pass in his 208th career game. Dan Marino did it in his 227th game and Brett Favre in his 228th. But he also spent plenty of time watching. Roethlisberger led a clockchewing offense that had the ball for 10 minutes longer than Denver did. At one point, Roethlisberger had taken 30 snaps to Manning's one — a kneel-down — during two monstrous drives that spanned halftime. “Roethlisberger was awesome on third down,” Manning Continued on pg 10

Tulane Player Stable After Surgery On Spine Contributed Article Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how serious the injury is and whether it will leave him paralyzed. Senior safety Devon Walker was in stable condition and recovering in an intensivecare unit after a three-hour surgery to stabilize his spine at St. Francis Hospital, said Dr. Greg Stewart, Tulane's director of sports medicine. “These kind of injuries take 24, 48, sometimes 72 hours to fully declare themselves,” Stewart said before the surgery. “We don't know what the long-term implications and outcomes are going to be.” Stewart said he was with Walker on the field, in the ambulance and at the hospital after the injury Saturday. He said Walker was put into a cervical collar and couldn't see much of what was happening, so Stewart explained what was going on. Walker was talking with doctors as he was being treated, Stewart said.

Tulane safety Devon Walker (far right) was injured on this play on Saturday in the Green Wave's game against Tulsa. Walker is in stable condition after fracturing his spine while making a tackle, but doctors are still uncertain if Walker will remain paralyzed. (AP Photo)

Walker's parents had traveled to Oklahoma to be with their son, and they were “doing as well as can be expected,” Stewart said. “They're like the rest of us hopeful and prayerful.” Stewart was back in New Orleans on Sunday, as were Walker's teammates. He said Tulane's athletic director and the football team's trainer remained in Oklahoma with Walker. Walker's injury occurred on the final play of the first half, hours after Tulane opened the Conference USA portion of its schedule against Tulsa. Tulsa was leading 35-3 and facing a fourth-and-2 with the ball at

the 33-yard line on Saturday when the Golden Hurricane called timeout. Tulane then called timeout. When play resumed, Tulsa quarterback Cody Green tossed a short pass to Willie Carter, who caught it at about the 28, and turned upfield. He was tackled around the 17-yard line, with defensive tackle Julius Warmsley and Walker sandwiching him and apparently smashing their helmets together. Medical personnel from both teams tended to Walker as he lay on the field. FOX Sports reported a hush went over the crowd at H.A. Chapman Stadium as Walker was attended

to, and that several coaches were in tears as he was taken away in an ambulance. Spectators bowed their heads as someone on the field led the stadium in prayer. Dr. Buddy Savoie said during a postgame news conference that Walker never completely lost consciousness and was breathing on his own. “He was stable when we transported him,” Savoie said. “I do not think, based on the information we have, his life was ever in danger.” Walker is a senior majoring in cell and molecular biology. His brother, Raynard, told The Associated Press on Saturday that their mother was watching the game on television when her son was injured. Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said after the 45-10 loss that while Walker was on the field, Johnson told Walker that he was praying for him and that help was on the way. He said the mood among players was somber and called the day his most difficult ever. “It was tremendous that they finished the game, as I thought about just saying 'Hey look, let's not do anything else. Let's just get on the road and go.”'

Lockout Watch: Labor Talks On Hold During Quiet Weekend Contributed Article Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — After the first face-to-face meeting in a week between the NHL and the players' association, the sides spent a relatively quiet weekend apart as the clock ticks down toward another potential lockout. With less than a week remaining before the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players runs out, no new negotiations took place after an informal return to the table Friday. There was hope that negotiations would resume Saturday or Sunday, but the communication between the sides was limited to phone and email instead. NHLPA executive director

Facing another lockout just eight years after a deadlock cancelled an entire season, Gary Bettman has his hands full as the NHL tries to beat the clock before their current agreement expires on Saturday. (AP Photo)

Donald Fehr, and his top assistant and brother, Steve Fehr, sat down with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Friday for a status check after a week of little to

no communication. The sides last held formal discussions on the previous Friday, but those ended with Donald Fehr telling reporters the talks were in a ''recess.'' The current CBA expires Sat-

urday, and Bettman has said the league will lock out the players if a deal isn't reached by then. The preseason schedule is set to begin on Sept. 19, and the regular season is supposed to start on Oct. 11. The expiring deal has been in place since 2005 following the previous lockout that forced the cancelation of the entire 2004-05 season and playoffs. Meanwhile, Montreal Canadiens players have hired Montreal-based lawyer Michael Cohen, who sent a cease and desist letter to the team's owners and the NHL on Friday. They claim it would be unlawful for the players to be locked out because the NHLPA isn't certified by the Quebec Labor Board. Under Quebec law, a union must have that certification for an employer to enact a lockout.

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were the Alaska Avalanche for the last six years and have made the playoffs each of the last four years. Springfield and Janesville will make for long bus rides for the Ironmen, but both were opponents on Jamestown’s schedule last year. In addition, both teams made the playoffs last season out of the Midwest Division. That means all seven opponents in Jamestown’s division reached the playoffs last year.

Elsewhere in the league, the defending champion Texas Tornado return and should be another threat to deal with. The Tornado won back-to-backto-back championships from 2004-06 and will be aiming to get another shot at repeating this year. They’ll be joined in the South Division by the Amarillo Bulls, Corpus Christi IceRays, Odessa Jackalopes, Topeka RoadRunners and Wichita Falls Wildcats. That division is practically the same

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NAHL Undergoes Facelift For 2012-13 Season

his Yes, the puck has already dropped is for the 2012-13 North Ameria- can Hockey League season. Last me weekend, the Port Huron Fighting h. Falcons swept a two-gamer from the Johnstown Tomahawks to kick off the season. Meanwhile, the rest of the league will get things started this week in Blaine, Minn. for the 10th he annual NAHL Showcase. But for those Jamestown Ironmen fans, the league did undergo another g's major facelift, changing around the r- entire scope of the league. The league hat is down to 24 teams from last year’s 28. That change forced the league to realign divisions, going down to four me divisions from last year’s five. The biggest change to that just so happened to affect the Ironmen. Jamestown will now play in the eight-team North Division that somehow got even tougher from last year’s fives team division. New to the division en this year are the Springfield Jr. Blues, cta-Janesville Jets, Johnstown Tomahawks and the Soo Eagles. Soo (Sault Ste. he Marie, Mich.), however, will just be a familiar opponent in unfamiliar colors. Soo bought the franchise ng rights to the Traverse City North Stars ce (a Jamestown opponent last year) and ely moved them into town. The Tomahawks (Johnstown, Pa.) could make for an interesting case for the Ironmen. They are clearly the closaid. est opponent and seem to have some he stability in Johnstown that could make fe this a rivalry for years to come. They


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* games to be played at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minn.

as last year, except the exclusion of the New Mexico Mustangs, who ceased operations after the 2011-12 season. Amarillo won the division last year and owned the league’s best record of 46-7-7 for 99 points. Topeka and Odessa also made the playoffs, joining Texas. The West Division took over a fair overhaul with the Avalanche moving to Johnstown and the Dawson Creek Rage also ceasing operations

after 2011-12 season. That means the division is down four teams with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Fresno Monsters, Kenai River Brown Bears and Wenatchee Wild. The Ice Dogs won the division last year and also cruised through the playoffs, sweeping both West Division playoff series’. They fell in the Robertson Cup semifinals. Luckily for the Ironmen, they play nine games against this division, none of which will be against Fairbanks. They play four each (two home, two away) against Wenatchee and Fresno and one against Kenai River this week in Minnesota. The final division is the Central Division, which consists of the Aberdeen Wings, Austin Bruins, Bismarck Bobcats, Brookings Blizzard, Coulee Region Chill and Minot Minotauros. Brookings joins the league after moving from Alexandria, so it’s a familiar face for each team in the league anyhow. That means the only newcomer is Coulee Region, who comes over from the defunct Midwest Division. Two other teams besides the aforementioned New Mexico Mustangs and Dawson Creek Rage ceased operations after last year’s season. The Chicago Hitmen and St. Louis Bandits, both out of the Midwest Division, will not play this year. Chicago folded at the end of the year while winning just 13 games. Meanwhile, St. Louis, who has won five division titles in the last six years, will not play this season in a surprise move. The Bandits could be back in 2013-14, but that remains to be seen.

2012-13 Jamestown Ironmen Roster No.

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Mielke, Payden Szajner, Brett Lanzillotti, Matt Scheppelman, Aaron Urso, Ryan Ropelewski, Nathan Sampair, Conrad Mottiqua, Joe Pavek, Ross Johansson, Victor Kelley, Blake Haltam, Sean Hoskings, Josh Mazzotta, Michael Crockett, Matthew Dunagan, Tyler McFarland, Jeff Cesarz, Daniel Tisdale, Elliot Hall, Mitch Curtis, Kenny Ritt, Evan Gerdes, Luc Mimmack, Reid Shaughnessy, Tim




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Loveland, Col. Novi, Mich. Lake Bluff, Ill. Hanover, Mich. Livonia, Mich. Erie, Pa. White Bear, Minn. Cecil, Pa. Green Bay, Wis. Stockholm, Sweden Woodbury, Minn. Medina, Ohio Oxford, Mich. Pittsburgh, Pa. Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Maples Grove, Minn. Grosse Ile, Mich. Redford, Mich. Mars, Pa. St Cloud, Minn. Rochester, N.Y. Lakewood, Col. Eden Prarie, Minn. Brainerd, Minn. Stillwater, Minn.

IRONMEN SEASON OPENER continued from pg 1

20 points in 33 games for Jamestown once he came over from Topeka and Urso looks a like he’ll move up to forward e this year. Gerdes and Urso L will each have two more years ould left in the NAHL, while it’s McFarland’s last. he he “Urso’s a lot stronger and er Gerdes too,” Daikawa said. “They put on weight and that’s n what it’s all about.” t. We’ll see if Jamestown can

get off to a better start. They were 3-9 last year and after climbing back into the picture in December, never strung together a winning streak after the calendar year ended. More experience might be what the doctor ordered. “We had 10 93’s on our team at the beginning of last year,” Daikawa said, referring to the 93-birth year, rookies in the NAHL. “We’re much more

experienced this season.” They open the Showcase with Bismarck Wednesday morning, which was after this issue went to print. After that they play Minot Thursday (1:15 p.m.), Corpus Christi Friday (4:30 p.m.) and Kenai River Saturday (9:15 a.m.) All games can be followed live on . “We open the showcase — we’re the first game, so a lot of

eyes will be on us,” Daikawa said. “Most importantly, we want to get better every game. But, if you can get out of the showcase with a 2-2 record, you did pretty good.” Jamestown then opens at home on Friday, Sept. 21 against Port Huron. A much for forgiving schedule than last year’s, which had Jamestown play it’s first 10 games away from the Jamestown

Savings Bank Ice Arena. Daikawa said he hopes that his team’s commitment to community will start to play a factor in the team’s fan support. “I think in past year’s, teams have come and gone,” he said. “And I think a lot people during the summer didn’t know if we would be back, but we’re here to stay. We’ll continue to be a part of this community

through reading programs with schools and with hockey clinics throughout the area. We hope it can make the supper that much better. “We know we have to go up against football early on the year,” he said laughing. “But we’re excited to be back. I’m excited to be back. My family is excited to be back. We live out in Lakewood and have really loved our time here.”



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Race: Geico 400 Where: Chicagoland Speedway When: Sunday, 1 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2011 Winner: Tony Stewart (right)

Race: Dollar General 300 Where: Chicagoland Speedway When: Saturday, 3 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN2 2011 Winner: Brad Keselowski


Race: American Ethanol 200 Where: Iowa Speedway When: Saturday, 8 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED Inaugural Race

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(NASCAR photos)

Close, but no Cup Chase cigar

Catch me if you can Chase for Sprint Cup to begin at Chicagoland 2012 Chase lineup, following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Int’l Raceway


Denny Hamlin (finished 18th) 2,012; leader

He led the most laps at Richmond, but his bid for a third straight Sprint Cup victory didn’t work out in the rain-delayed race at his home track. But his four regular-season race wins put him atop the standings after the points were reset heading into the 10-race, championship-deciding Chase for the Sprint Cup.


Jimmie Johnson (finished 13th) 2,009; behind -3

Many in the sport consider him the favorite to win the Chase, based on his five championships in the past six seasons. But he hasn’t been dominant in recent weeks.


Tony Stewart (finished fourth) 2,009; behind -3

He rebounded at Richmond after lackluster performances of late, including one at Atlanta where he started on the pole but finished two laps off the pace.


Brad Keselowski (finished seventh) 2,009; behind -3

His consistency all season make him a strong contender for the title. In the past 10 races he’s finished an average of 4.6 other than at Bristol, where he started third but was swept up in a crash.



Greg Biffle (finished ninth) 2,006; behind -6

He was the points leader before the standings were reset for the Chase, which proves that he’s been the best so far this season at accumulating points, which is the key to winning championships.


Clint Bowyer (finished first) 2,006; behind -6

His move to Michael Waltrip Racing this season looks like a smart one. He’ll head into the Chase with the momentum of a win at Richmond, one that came because he stretched his fuel mileage in the closing laps.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. (finished 14th) 2,003; behind -9

NASCAR’s most popular driver is having one of his best seasons in years and appears to have learned from his previous mistakes in championship hunts. He’s one of four Hendrick Motorsports drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.


Matt Kenseth (finished fifth) 2,003; behind -9

Kevin Harvick (finished 10th) 2,000; behind -12

Reuniting with crew chief Gil Martin might be the spark he needs to kick his performance into high gear as the Chase begins. Since Martin returned to lead his team, the winless Harvick has had a fifth-place finish at Atlanta and a 10th at Richmond.


He’s been steady all season but had victory slip from his grasp in several races, including two weeks ago at Atlanta, where he was leading until a late-race caution flag opened the door for a win by Denny Hamlin.


Kasey Kahne (finished 12th) 2,000; behind -12

It wasn’t until the ninth race of the season, at Richmond, that Kahne overcame an early season slump and moved into the top 25 in the standings. Now he has two wins and took one of the two wild card slots for the Chase.


Acknowledged as one of NASCAR’s most talented drivers and a proven championship winner, the big question surrounding Kenseth is whether his upcoming move to Joe Gibbs Racing from Roush Fenway Racing will distract from his title run. He says it won’t.

Martin Truex Jr. (finished 21st) 2,000; behind -12

Jeff Gordon (finished second) 2,000; behind -12

He’s NASCAR’s Comeback Kid at this point of the season. After getting a win at Pocono six races ago to get in the running for a wild card berth, he finished the regular season with a third-place finish at Bristol and runner-up runs at Atlanta and Richmond to beat out Kyle Busch for the final Chase berth.

For Kyle Busch, missing the cut for the Chase for the Sprint Cup had to be a bitter pill to swallow. This season, Busch, who had been a regular competitor in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series, cut back on his racing in the lower divisions to focus on his Cup car and winning a championship. Instead the change appears to have backfired. Busch, who had been averaging 21 wins a season across the three divisions for the past four years, has just one victory to date this year – a Cup win in the first Richmond race. Busch entered Saturday’s race at Richmond ahead of Jeff Gordon in the race for the final wild card Chase slot, but Busch’s pit strategy backfired, leaving him with a 16th-place finish, while Gordon finished second and took the Chase berth. Ryan Newman, who spent much of the season among the top 10 in points, but also failed to make the Chase, had little to say after the race. “It’s disappointing,” he said. “I don’t really know what to say other than that. We gave it all we had in the Quicken Loans Chevrolet, and we didn’t get the win we needed to make the Chase.” Carl Edwards will be on the outside of the Chase looking in this year, after tying eventual champion Tony Stewart in points last year before going on to lose the title on the tie-breaker of race wins. “We will just go try to build the best team we can for next year and try to make sure a Ford wins this championship,” he said.

Rear suspension rule reviewed It looks like Brad Keselowski was right when he said there was something tricky about the rear suspensions on Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet and some other cars in the Sprint Cup Series. Last week, NASCAR issued a technical bulletin reconfirming the amount of travel in the truck arms that support the rear end of the cars. The amount of free movement in the bushings is limited to 1/4 inch. “Previously approved front truck trailing arm bushing assemblies which allow more than 1/4 inch of movement, or that do not move freely throughout the 1/4 inch travel, will no longer be permitted for use in competition,” the statement read, although series director John Darby said in the statement that the bulletin is not a rules change. “It reconfirms how far teams can go with their rear suspension setups,” Darby said. “Teams have found that with a car’s rear axle steer, more is better, as it helps with aero and gets the cars through the corners faster. We are just reminding the teams what the limitations are and that they cannot go past these limitations. “We will likely address this further in our 2013 rule book.”

Tony Eury Sr. departs from JRM JR Motorsports and its competition director Tony Eury Sr. have parted ways. Eury Sr. is a veteran crew chief who won numerous races with his late brother-in-law Dale Earnhardt, as well as his nephew Dale Earnhardt Jr. He also was crew chief for all nine of JR Motorsports’ Nationwide Series victories. JR Motorsports is owned by Earnhardt Jr., his sister Kelley, Tony Eury Jr. and Rick Hendrick. Eury Jr. told reporters at Richmond that the team’s best chance to win races is to put Cup drivers in its cars. JR Motorsports currently fields cars full-time for Danica Patrick and Cole Whitt, plus a third car for various drivers in selected events. “I’m not sure what’s next for me, and I’m not sure I’m in a hurry to find out,” Eury Sr. said in a team release.

Morgan Shepherd: Veteran driver still racing strong at 70 People used to say that life begins at 40. Today, as folks in general are living longer, it’s probably more like 60. But for veteran NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd, his life as a big money earner in NASCAR actually began at age 44 with a stunning upset victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Shepherd, who is still racing in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series at age 70, got his first superspeedway win and just the second of his Cup career driving Jack Beebe’s No. 47 Buick in the 1986 Atlanta 500. Shepherd recently took time from working on his No. 89 Nationwide Series car to talk about that milestone in a career that has seen him be a dominant Sportsman racer, then move to NASCAR’s major series, where he’s won 15 Nationwide and four Cup races, three of them at Atlanta. “We went down there and tested,” he said of his ’86 win. The veteran crew chief “Suitcase Jake” Elder, known for working for numerous teams and drivers, was with him. Elder and Shepherd initially disagreed on how to tune the car. “The car wasn’t turning like I wanted it to turn, so I told Jake to hang some weight behind the rear wheel,” Shepherd said. “He said: ‘We ain’t hanging no weight behind the rear wheel.’ “I said: ‘Jake, we’re down here to test, ain’t we?’” Elder finally gave in, and the car’s handling improved. Shepherd qualified third for the race and kept fine-tuning the car until he had the lead in the closing laps. “About three laps to go, I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Dale Earnhardt was still behind me. Terry Labonte and Darrell Waltrip and Bill Elliott were behind him, and we were probably going to pull this thing off. “Tears came in my eyes, and I could hardly see where I was going those last two laps. “I was 44 then, and I thought I was on my way out of racing, and all of the sudden my stock went up. After I won that race it all changed. I started getting better rides, but it wasn’t until 1989 that got my first real good ride. I didn’t win any real money until I was in my 50s.” Shepherd won again at Atlanta in 1990 driving for Bud Moore and again in ’93 with the Wood Brothers. Today, Father Time is beginning to catch up with Shepherd. He still looks fit, drives hard and works hard, but as the years have elapsed, his opportuni-


SPEAKING led by Matt 342 Laps Kenseth in the

past seven Sprint Cup races at Chicagoland Speedway, the most of any driver


Fastest laps run by Jimmie Johnson in the past seven Cup races at Chicagoland, tops among drivers Morgan Shepherd (NASCAR photo) ties to drive winning equipment have come and gone. So he soldiers on in his under-funded, self-owned car, racing on a tight budget and sometimes failing to qualify for races. While other teams have cooks to prepare pre-race meals, Shepherd had a ham and Doritos sandwich on plain white bread before his most recent start at Atlanta. But he wasn’t complaining. He’d found speed that had eluded him in recent weeks and made the field on his qualifying speed. Of course it was at Atlanta, a track that has always been kind to him. “I always thought NASCAR should run all their races there,” he said. “There was no use in going anywhere else. I always had good luck there. Some things in life you just can’t explain.”

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Laps led by Kevin 787 Harvick in 11 Nationwide starts this year led by Carl 254 Laps Edwards in the

Sprint Cup Series this year (he led 903 all of last year)

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2012 Champions Crowned at Lake Erie Speedway Contributed Article Lake Erie Speedway

North East, Pa. — The night was a perfect set up for the final race night of the 2012 Season Fueled By Kwik Fill as just over 4,000 fans watched the battle for the 2012 Championships during Championship Night/Career Concepts Night at the Races. The first feature race of the night was the NASCAR Street Stocks, which started with the No. 11k Dave Krawczyk in the points lead by only one point over the second place position held by No. 19 Kaity Kicinski. On lap five, there was a collision in turn one that involved the No. 55 Charlie Anderson, No. 11k Dave Krawczyk , No. 26 Ed McConnell, and No. 00 Jack Hall. Others swerved to avoid the collision as the caution flag was out for the clean up on the track. Krawczyk was involved in the collision but was able to go to the pit area under caution to temporarily fix the damage and make it back before the green flag waved again to restart the racing. Shortly after the restart, Krawczyk slowed on the backstretch and then pulled his car to the infield due to ongoing damage he sustained in the collision. Kicinski continued to work her way up front as she chased down No. 20 John Denny, who built nearly a ten-car length lead over the rest of the field. In third place, No. 28 Travis Rammelt remained right with Kicinski and finally made a move on the inside to pass her and take over the second place position. No. 71 Rich Miller came from behind to join Kicinski in the battle for the third place position and successfully passed her going into lap 18. With Krawczyk parked on the infield, it was clear Kicinski, in the fourth place position, was the 2012 Street Stock Champion with only a few laps remaining. Denny ran excellent the entire race and crossed the finish line in first place followed by Rammelt in second place and Miller in third place. The second race of the night featured the Jensens Target Collision Compacts and only

Steve Kania was the 2012 Conway & O’Malley Limited Late Models champion at Eriez Speedway. (Greg Kinnear Photo)

five points separated first place, No. 88 Dan Bittinger, from second place, No. 14 Jim Tobin. The race started off bumpy as the drivers remained clustered together for the first two laps jockeying for position. On the third lap, Bittinger pulled to the front to secure a comfortable lead while Tobin and No. 19 Brian Carlson went side by side in turns one and two. Tobin passed Carlson on the inside on lap eight and began his chase of Bittinger who was comfortably out front in the first place position. Tobin encountered some lap traffic that held him up from closing in on Bittinger, who had already piloted his way through the lap traffic while building his lead. No. 25 Garrett Rammelt passed Carlson with only two laps remaining to take over the third place spot, but he did not have enough laps left to contend for a higher finishing position. As the checkered flags waved, Bittinger crossed the finish line well out in front to take the win and secure his place as the 2012 Jensens Target Collision Champion. Tobin settled for second place in the feature event, as well as second place in the points standings after an impressive season. Rammelt finished the feature event in third place. Next up, the INEX Bandoleros were on display

for a 12 lap feature event. No. 71 Tyler McArdle took an early lead on lap one after starting on the pole with No. 97 Darrin Waldron on the outside pole. On lap four, Waldron and No. 3 Jeff Dunfee III worked their way through lap traffic towards McArdle who was still out in the lead. Just past the halfway point of the race, No. 2 Chase Firestone spun out in turn two and brought out the caution flag as he was unable to restart his car. On the single file restart, Waldron got a good jump and passed McArdle on the outside for the lead. Two laps later, McArdle got into the back of Waldron causing Waldron to spin and both drivers were sent to the tail end of the lead lap cars for the restart. Dunfee III was now the leader on the restart with No. 9 Donald Buell in second place and No. 24 Matt Mead in the third place position. Another caution flag was brought out due to a collision at the tail end of the field that caused No. 33 Hayden Fogle to spin out. On the restart, Dunfee III held onto his lead and went on to take the checkered flag for his sixth feature win of the season, followed by Donald Buell in second place and Mead finished in third place. No. 32 Wesley McCray finished fifth in the feature event, which was enough to crown him the overall points champion in the INEX Bandolero Division at

Lake Erie Speedway. After a short intermission that involved an autograph session with competitors from the NASCAR Modifieds Division, the Legends were staged on the backstretch for a photo shoot that involved the pyrotechnics and fireworks. Immediately following the photo shoot, the INEX Legends were ready to take the green flag in a 25 lap feature event. No. 1 Brandon DeBrakeleer, the overall points leader coming into the night, started on the outside pole as No. 39 Jeremy Haudricourt held the pole position. DeBrakeleer took the early lead from Haudricourt as No. 62 Jason Knox followed close behind in third place. Haudricourt took the lead back from DeBrakeleer on lap three, as Knox also passed DeBrakeleer for the second place position. On lap four, a caution flag went up when No. 22x Wendell Napper spun out in turn four, which sent him to the tail end of the line for the restart. On the restart, going into turn one, No. 13 Brad Salatino and No. 5a Brandon Abbott collided while collecting No. 81 Michael Walker in the wreckage. A lengthy clean up ensued as Walker was the only car able to continue with the race. On the restart, Haudricourt continued to hold the lead as another caution flag flew on lap six for a collision between No. 99 Justin Bolton and No. 83 RJ White which also collected No. 82 Tyler Turner in the wreckage. This caution forced a single file restart as Haudricourt held onto his lead with Knox right on his bumper contending for the first place position. On lap nine, No. 04 Mel Murphy brought out another caution as the front end of his car was engulfed in flames. Murphy was unable to continue the race and suffered no serious injuries from the fire. Haudricourt and Knox continued their battle for the first place position with the points leader DeBrakeleer close in third followed by No. 98 Brett Coon. Bolton, who was sent to the back earlier in the race, made incredible moves as he soared towards the front and worked his way up to fifth place, impressively passing Continued on pg 10

Stateline Speedway Final Standings

POS CAR # 1 21W 2 24c 3 55 4 22W 5 78k 6 23 7 99F 8 64 9 07 10 46

DRIVER POINTS Chris Withers, Waterford, PA 3248 Brian Crandall, Stockton, NY 2959 Paul Nelson, Ashville, NY 2042 Richard Wojtowicz Jr., Limestone, NY 2032 Kyle Weilacher, Lakewood, NY 1980 Patrick Fielding, Titusville, PA 1857 Gary Fisher, North East, PA 1812 Nicholas Mohawk, Angola, NY 1811 Jeremy Williams, Pittsfield, PA 1648 Kevin Golden, Frewsburg, NY 1464

POS CAR # 1 40 2 1g 3 14B 4 3 5 12B 6 22x 7 03 8 22B 9 33 10 2V

DRIVER Dutch Davies, Warren, PA Rich Gardner, Waterford, PA Dick Barton, Ashville, NY David Scott, Garland, PA Andy Boozel, Clymer, NY Greg Oakes, Franklinville, NY Doug Eck, Corry, PA Darrell Bossard, Centerville, PA Chris Hackett, Jamestown, NY Chad Valone, Jamestown, NY

POS CAR # 1 21C 2 F10 3 18

DRIVER POINTS Justin Carlson, Sherman, NY 2362 Alex Froman, Ashville, NY 1783 John Woodward Jr., Franklinville, NY 1776

Super Late Model

POINTS 2184 2117 2064 1990 1902 1891 1765 1731 1710 1693


4 5 6 7 8 9 10

55S 6S 79 5G 11M 82 55

Butch Southwell, Warren, PA David Shagla Jr., Sugar Grove, PA John Boardman, Jamestown, NY Scott Gurdak, Bear Lake, PA Mike Mcgee, Mayville, NY Ron Seeley, Youngsville, PA Chuck Frye, Ashville, NY

Super Sportsman

POS CAR 1 6 2 14 3 8 4 09 5 4 6 72 7 911 8 5 9 37 10 121

DRIVER Dan Nocero Jr., Jamestown, NY Jake Eller, Erie, PA Jim Kibbe, Clymer, NY Clint Haskins, Jamestown, NY Ron Burgun, Brocton, NY Wade Watson, Ashville, NY Allen Yarbrough, Jamestown, NY Tim Card, Ashville, NY Allen Haskins, Sinclairville, NY Ben Burgess Jr., Sherman, NY

POS CAR 1 60 2 53 3 27 4 66 5 77 6 4 7 20

DRIVER Chad Bender, Stockton, NY Travis Darling, Jamestown, NY Scott Dellahoy Jr., Sinclairville, NY Nathan Lamb, Jamestown, NY Kyle Jackson, Cherry Creek, NY Larry Oaks, Sugar Grove, PA Bill Baker Jr., Grand Valley, PA

Super Challenger

1734 1549 1424 1375 1315 1315 1199 POINTS 3204 2612 2481 2314 2282 2242 2177 2104 2021 1568 POINTS 3011 2169 2042 1920 1895 1830 1784

8 10 9 96 10 43

Dustin Lamb, Jamestown, NY Josh Beckstrom, Frewsburg, NY Ronnie Fish, Jamestown, NY

POS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

CAR # 76 9 72 3E 0 23 30 7 1j 28c

DRIVER Steve Kania, Waterford, PA Chris Ottaway, Sherman, NY Steve Moynihan, Jamestown, NY Dustin Eckman, Erie, PA Ryan Scott, Garland, PA Stan Davis Jr., Jamestown, NY Tyler Green, Corry, PA Mike Moon, Brocton, NY Jake Finnerty, Pa.nama, NY Chad Schauers, Frewsburg, NY

POS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

CAR # 17 19 29J 49 81 01 8 74 24B 111

DRIVER Damien Bidwell, Eldred, PA Bob Dorman, Stockton, NY Jason Genco, Jamestown, NY John Haggerty, Olean, NY Justin Tatlow, Franklinville, NY Doug Ricotta, Warsaw, NY Zack Carley, Freedom, NY Ward Schell, Warren, PA Bradley Mesler, Wellsville, NY Max Blair, Centerville, PA

Limited Late Models

Crate Late Model

1374 1330 1330 POINTS 2988 2883 2684 2587 2299 2213 2169 2082 1921 1864 POINTS 2690 2407 2289 2070 1629 1561 1464 1444 1359 1353

Eriez Speedway Final Points Standings

Bonnell Collision Center Street Stocks

Pos. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Car 63 RT8 17P 18K 3T 26JR 43 5T 71 89

Name Pat McGuire Joe Rohrer John Phelps Jim Kennerknecht Mark Thompson Ken Lamp Jr Ron Johnson Tim Thompson Greg Fenno Mark Fontera

Points 2144 1992 1872 1820 1637 1489 1341 1177 1117 1087

Pos. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Car 72 5 14 63 8 3M 73

Name Wade Watson Tim Card Jake Eller Don McGuire Jim Kibbe Mike Murray Brent Crandall

Points 2619 2254 2138 2107 1830 1818 1779

Gannon University Sportsmen

8 9 10

2 09 911

Pos. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Chris Market Clint Haskins Allen Yarbrough

Conway & O’Malley Limited Late Models

Car 76 63 9 3E 00 30T 32 1J 23 0

Name Steve Kania Chris McGuire Chris Ottoway Dustin Eckman Dan Maxim Tyler Green Mike Lozowski Jake Finnerty Stan Davis Ryan Scott

1197 649 308 Points 2484 2299 2146 1953 1899 1844 1756 1676 1507 1503

Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods

Pos. 1 2 3 4

Car 92 17X 1 4

Name Joel Watson Rich Michaels John Boyd Shane Crotty

Points 1649 1632 1583 1415

5 6 7 8 9 10

Pos. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

0 222 5G 79 1S 28

Russ Dunn Mike Knight Scott Gurdak John Boardman Steve Simon Brian Fardink

1295 1222 1150 1068 1062 750

Dan’s Rt 8 Boardwalk Bar & Grill FASTRAK Late Models Car 111 Z17 6 19 3 11 135 71L 01W 0

Name Max Blair Kyle Zimmerman Chad Wright Bob Dorman Bruce Hordusky Bobby Rohrer Jamie Brown Dennis Lunger Khole Wanzer Ryan Scot

Points 1996 1776 1741 1374 1366 1231 1066 1045 880 871

Name Mike Knight

Points 1953

Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models

Pos. Car 1 9K

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 33 9 44H 12B 55H W11 03 22X

Rich Gardner Chris Hackett Scott Gurdak Dave Hess Andy Boozel Dave Lyons Rob Blair Doug Eck Greg Oakes

Kandy’s Gentleman’s Club Challengers Car 1 63 10 18 16 46 25 14 64 55

Name Kasey Hammond Wesley Stull Jeff Nunemaker Geoff Maloney Jason Brightman Joe Beach Mike Pohl Justin Boardman Tim Fisher Casey Burch

1528 1505 1503 1485 1474 1277 1112 1029 931 Points 2136 2122 1721 1634 1619 1514 1128 960 946 830

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Houghton Drops Devils

Contributed Article

Fredonia State Sports Information

FREDONIA, N.Y. — The Fredonia State men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Houghton College to conclude the men's action at the Clarion Inn Classic on Saturday. Houghton's score came courtesy of Karrell Kuwong in the 29th minute. He played a rebound and put it in at close range. No assist was credited. Houghton outshot the Devils 20-13 while the Devils had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. The Devils' Mike Schreiner had six saves in goal and Houghton's Tyler Mastin had five saves.

The loss drops the Devils to 0-5 on the season. Houghton improves to 2-1-1.

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Devils Edge Buffalo State at Home Meet

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Fredonia State Sports Information

PORTLAND, N.Y. — Fredonia State scored a six-point victory Tournament Champions — Saturday morning over SUHoughton NYAC rival Buffalo State at the All Tournament Team Blue Devil Invitational. MVP - Mike Amico, Houghton The Blue Devils scored 41 Pauls Seddon, Houghton points to the 47 points for the Bengals over the Lake Erie Jacob Merrill, Houghton State Park 8,000-meter course. Eric Mascadri, Houghton Brockport was third, followed Eric Vunovic, Behrend by Mercyhurst, Daemen, Jarrod Wassell, Behrend Medaille, and Hilbert. Jimmy Belak, Behrend Jack Bennett was the first Mike Biggane, Fredonia State Fredonia State finisher. The senior co-captain was fifth Keith Braun, Fredonia State overall in a time of 26:26.32. C.J. Scirto, Buffalo State Bennett was the first of Brent Lanham, Buffalo State four Blue Devils in the top 10. Senior co-captain Pete Francia was sixth in 28:44.28, sophomore Zakk Hess eighth in 26:48.66, and junior Steve Whittemore ninth in 26:59.56. Jake Krautwurst, a senior, rounded out the scoring with a 13th place finish in 27:08.69. The displacers

Devils Drop Pair At Nazareth Tourney

Jack Bennett led Fredonia to a meet title at the Blue Devil Invitational at Lake Erie State Park. Bennett was the first Blue Devil to cross the finish line. (Fredonia State Sports Information Photo)

were two freshmen, Collin Mulcahy and Kyle Collins. Brockport's Chris Wilbur was the overall winner in 26:08.88. Leading the way for the women’s team was Leslie Beaton, who was third overall Saturday. Beaton covered 6,000 meters in 23:44.55 at Lake Erie State Park. She and her teammates finished second to SUNYAC

rival Brockport in the team standings. Rounding out Fredonia State's scoring five were junior cocaptain Anna Hourihan, ninth in 24:29.91; junior co-captain Alissa Conti, 10th in 24:31.72; freshman Katie Tresino, 13th in 24:39.22; and junior Kim Foltz, 16th in 24:49.84. The Blue Devils' sixth and seventh

finishers were senior Kateri Walsh and sophomore Emily Palmeri, respectively. Brockport's Rachel Malone won the race in a scorching 22:15.16. She and her teammates accumulated 34 team points to Fredonia State's 51. Buffalo State was third, Mercyhurst fourth, Daemen fifth, Medaille sixth, and Hilbert seventh.

Allegheny Claims Clarion Classic Title From Devils Contributed Article

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FREDONIA, N.Y. — Fredonia State's bid to win its own tournament fell short Saturday night with a 3-0 loss to Allegheny in women's soccer. At the Nazareth Invitational, Fredonia dropped contests to Mount The Blue Devils, 3-1 following Union and Clarkson to fall to 1-7 on year. (Fredonia State Sports the loss, fell behind 2-0 in the Information Photo) first half on goals by Emily defensive specialist Lauren Contributed Article Fredonia State Sports Information Hokaj 10 digs, and junior out- Byers and Emma Loniewski. Greta Hilbrands scored on a side hitter Hannah Manning penalty kick for the Gators in five blocks. ROCHESTER, N.Y — FredoIn the Clarkson match, fresh- the second half. nia State women's volleyball They were the first three lost both its matches Saturday man opposite Paulina Rein filled three stat columns with goals allowed this season by at the Nazareth Invitational. senior goalkeeper Meaghan 10 kills, 10 digs, and three The Blue Devils (1-7) fell 3-0 Meszaros, who finished with service aces. Senior outside to Mount Union and 3-1 to hitter Lindsey Olson also had nine saves. Clarkson. 10 kills and Manning three The Blue Devils took nine Against Mount Union, freshservice aces to go along with shots yet were unable to man middle blocker Jessica three more blocks. Edinger break through on Allegheny DiChristopher was Fredonia finished with 28 assists. goalkeeper Kylie Mason. She State's top hitter with seven finished with four saves. The Blue Devils play host to kills and a .545 percentage. Nazareth in its home opener in Freshman setter Kelly Edinger Dods Hall on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Allegheny was declared Blue Devil Clarion Classic champicollected 19 assists, freshman

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra University (3-3) scored just more than 10 minutes into the contest, added an insurance tally with just under five minutes left and controlled the game in-between goals to defeat the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team (0-6-1) Friday evening, 2-0. As has been the trend all year, the Bonnies fell behind first as Hofstra struck at the 10:11 mark with a goal from Jill Mulholland. The freshman

The Fredonia women's soccer team fell in the Clarion Classic championship held in Fredonia to Allegheny. The loss was the first of the year for the Blue Devils and dropped their record to 3-1. (Fredonia State Sports Information Photo)

ons and improved to 4-1. Earlier in the day, the University of Rochester scored in the final second of the first overtime to defeat Geneseo. Tournament Champions — Allegheny All Tournament Team

MVP — Sam Hoderlein, Allegheny Alison Buzzard, Allegheny Ashley Lehr, Allegheny Hannah Zangara, Allegheny Reilly Condidorio, Fredonia State

Hofstra Scores Early, Late To Defeat Women’s Soccer

midfielder finished a cross from Leah Galton from about 16 yards out past Bona keeper Megan Junker's right side. From there, the Pride continued to dominate the opening half and finished the frame with nine shots, including four which went on net, while limiting the Bonnies to just one shot, taken by sophomore Molly Curry. Hofstra started the second half the same way it finished the first as it attempted four shots within the first 20 minutes, including an attempt from Caylin Dudley in the 64th minute that hit the post.

St. Bonaventure women's soccer team fell to 0-6-1 after a 2-0 loss to Hofstra this past weekend. (St. Bonaventure Sports Information Photo)

The Bonnies put their first, and only, shot on net in the 71st minute when sophomore Brittany Charles's attempt was saved by Hofstra keeper

Emily Morphitis. In total, SBU finished with three shots, its second-lowest output of the season, while Hofstra attempted 17.

The Pride, which entered the game leading the Colonial Athletic Association in corners per game at 6.8, earned 10 on the night compared with Bona's two. The 10th and final corner for Hofstra resulted in its final goal as Galton converted her second goal of the year off an assist from Ruby Staplehurst. Junker made her first appearance of the year in net for the Bonnies as she started for the Brown and White and made seven saves. With the help of a strong defensive backline, Junker posted five shutouts last year as a sophomore – one

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shy of tying the school record. St. Bonaventure returns to action next Friday when it heads east to battle Binghamton at 7 p.m. GAME NOTES: Until tonight's contest, goalkeeping duties were split between senior Katie Kerkman and freshman Christina Sarokon … freshman Lauren Hill attempted the other Bonaventure shot … SBU was whistled for 11 fouls compared with Hofstra's four … Bonaventure's lowest shot total of the year was two at Marquette in the season opener on Aug. 17. • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

Sanchez, Jets Rout Bills In Opener

By Dennis Waszak Jr. Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan refused to gloat. No bragging or bold declarations, either. en- The New York Jets coach had just watched his team light up i the scoreboard all afternoon ily after hearing for weeks about how inept it was on offense. wonNo touchdowns by the starters 5.16. in a winless preseason? Maybe the Jets really were holding o back their best stuff for the regular season. How else to explain a 48-28 drubbing of the lle Buffalo Bills on Sunday that set a franchise record for most points scored in an opener? “We were up for it, there's no question about it,” Ryan said. “I think vindication, or chip on the shoulder, maybe that's not the right (words). We were just excited to play. We feel good.” And it certainly showed. One touchdown after another, the New York Jets eased all those preseason concerns about their low-scoring offense. With a whole lot of Mark Sanchez, a sprinkling of Tim Tebow and a dominant first-half effort by the defense, New York manhandled the Bills. “We knew what we could do,” wide receiver Jeremy Kerley said. “We just showed the world today.” e And silenced the critics. At te least for a week. “It looked like we were making up for lost time there,” ster Sanchez said. Sanchez threw three touchdown passes, including two to rookie Stephen Hill, Kerley had a touchdown catch and

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Third year running back C.J. Spiller continues to thrive when Fred Jackson goes down. Spiller ran for 169 and a touchdown on just 14 carries. (AP Photo)

a punt return for a score, and Antonio Cromartie took one of New York's three interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick to the end zone. “It's a great win, there's no doubt about it,” Sanchez said. “But, we've got lots of work to do.” There were plenty of touchdowns in this one for the Jets, who capped their scoring outburst on Shonn Greene's late 1-yard scoring run. Sanchez had the offense humming along so well, the fans at MetLife Stadium actually booed Tebow when he failed to gain a yard when he took a direct snap in the second quarter. The video board quickly flashed a sign: “Quiet! Offense At Work!” Not everything went right, though, as the Jets allowed 195 yards rushing, including a career-high 169 by C.J. Spiller, and All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis left in the fourth quarter with a head injury that was not believed to be a concussion. Perhaps the only other thing that went wrong came early in the fourth quarter when Ryan


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ing doesn't include hands to the face. When someone tells the officials that and they just walk away, or they don't call it, that's disheartening.” Tebow wasn't used that much by the Jets, but added a tricky element to the offense and finished with five rushes for 11 yards and didn't throw a pass. “After a little bit, we didn't show too much,” Tebow said of the wildcat plays. “We were able to get in there and have some efficient plays.” Fitzpatrick was 18 of 32 for 195 yards and three touchdowns — to Chandler, Stevie Johnson and Donald Jones — and the three interceptions. “We're not going to go around like the sky is falling,” Bills coach Chan Gailey said. “I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to let them do that.” The Jets opened the game to loud cheers as both Sanchez and Tebow took the field, with the backup quarterback lined up as a slot receiver. Three plays later, Tebow took the snap with Sanchez lined up at wide receiver and handed to Joe McKnight for a 3-yard run. With the offense moving along, Sanchez took off running and tried to shovel a pass to Jeff Cumberland, who had the ball tip off his hands and right to Bills linebacker Bryan Scott. But the Jets got the ball right back a few minutes later when Revis stepped in front of Fitzpatrick's pass intended for Johnson. New York used its wildcat package a few times to get into the end zone on its next drive as Sanchez hit Kerley on a 12yard pass for a touchdown. The Jets' defense stepped up

took a tumble when Scott Chandler knocked into him on the sideline after a catch. Ryan went down to a knee and then laughed as he got up. “As excited and happy as I am about this win, it's only one win,” Ryan said. “Obviously, we need a lot more to get to where we want to get to, which is the playoffs.” The game marked the highly anticipated debuts of Tebow, who worked in the wildcat a little bit and also recovered a late onside kick by Buffalo, and Bills defensive end Mario Williams — who was a nonfactor against a Jets offensive line that protected Sanchez throughout and gave him plenty of time to throw. Williams finished with just one tackle and complained about the replacement officials after the game. “Obviously, some of the officials on the field don't understand what constitutes an offsetting penalty, and that's disappointing,” said Williams, who signed a six-year, $100 million deal in the offseason that is the biggest for a defensive player. “Also, pass block- Continued on pg 10

Nelson Suffers Season-Ending Injury, Jackson Out Indefinitely By John Wawrow Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) ht's — As if a deflating seasonopening loss wasn't bad enough in putting a dent in an the Buffalo Bills' high expecta- tions. Now they have injuries to two key offensive players to contend with. Receiver David Nelson will a's miss the rest of the season st after tearing a ligament in his wo right knee. The news is at least a little more encouraging for running back Fred Jackson, who will miss at least three weeks after he also hurt his right knee. Coach Chan Gailey provided the update Monday afternoon, a day after both players were hurt in a dreadful 48-28 loss at the New York Jets. “It's a setback,” Gailey said. “You lose experience and you lose versatility. But I think our guys can adjust.” The injuries hit two key players on an offense that's already off to an inconsistent start

Early in the second half, David Nelson chases down Antonio Cromartie after the cornerback picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick and returned it for a touchdown. Nelson was hurt later in the game. (AP Photo)

after producing four turnovers against the Jets, including three interceptions by starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. Buffalo attempts to regroup in preparing to face the Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) in its home opener Sunday.

Nelson has been a reliable target in the slot, and finished second on the team with 61 catches for 658 yards and five touchdowns last season. Jackson is a respected team leader who's been the Bills' dual-threat workhorse in

both the running and receiving game. Despite missing the final six games with a broken bone in his right leg last year, Jackson still finished with 1,376 combined yards rushing and receiving to account for nearly a quarter of the Bills total offense. “It's a huge blow,” running back C.J. Spiller said. “But we can't sit around and mope and not regain focus. This just means somebody on offense has got to step up.” Spiller will take over for Jackson, much like he did last year after Jackson was hurt. Spiller did a solid job of filling in against the Jets in a game he finished with a career-best 169 yards rushing, including a 56-yard touchdown. Gailey described Jackson's injury as a sprained knee, and expects him to miss between three and seven weeks. A person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press that tests conducted on Monday were inconclusive, and added that doctors will reContinued on pg 10

Gameday Week Two

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS Buffalo Bills (0-1) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) Point Spread: Buffalo (-3)

Falcons Dump Chiefs In Opener Contributed Article Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The best assist that Matt Ryan dished out Sunday wasn't one of the two touchdown throws to Julio Jones, or even his pass that found Tony Gonzalez for a third-quarter touchdown. It was after Gonzalez had scored, when Ryan picked up a loose ball rolling around in the end zone. The Falcons quarterback ran over to Gonzalez, shoved it into his arms and told the longtime Chiefs tight end to celebrate, just like he did in the old days at Arrowhead Stadium. Gonzalez took a couple steps, leaped and dunked it over the goal post. The perfect celebration for the perfect season opener, as far as the Falcons were concerned. Ryan passed for 299 yards, and even added a touchdown run to his three scores through the air, helping the Falcons whip Kansas City 4024. Gonzalez had five catches for 53 yards as he began what is likely the final season of his sterling career in the place where it all began. “It's been like a homecoming for me,” Gonzalez said. “There's nothing better than Chiefs fans. There are so many of them and so many diehards. It's a special feeling to come home like this.” The reason Gonzalez ended up with Atlanta before the 2009 season is because the Chiefs were rebuilding and he wanted to play for a contender. He'd never won a playoff game in Kansas City, and still hasn't with the Falcons - so he's back for one more season in the trenches. Gonzalez's touchdown catch in the third quarter gave Atlanta a 34-17 lead, part of a streak of 20 unanswered points that turned a close, offensive shootout into a rout. “He's such a great part of this organization, you know, probably the greatest tight end to ever play the game. I think deep down in their hearts, Kansas City fans were happy to see that one more time,” Ryan said, pausing. “Maybe not at the time. Maybe in retrospect they will be.” The Chiefs' Matt Cassel threw

for 258 yards and had touchdowns running and throwing, but he also fumbled deep in Kansas City territory to set up a short TD, and his two interceptions created short fields that the Falcons turned into field goals by Matt Bryant. Jamaal Charles had 87 yards rushing, and Tony Moeaki had three catches for 37 yards, both providing a bright spot for Kansas City. The pair of them, along with safety Eric Berry, played their first regular-season games since tearing their left ACLs last season. Things weren't nearly as bright for the Chiefs defense, which had Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali sitting out a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Starting safety Kendrick Lewis (right shoulder), cornerback Brandon Flowers (right heel) and defensive tackle Anthony Toribio (right ankle) were inactive due to injuries, and that seemed like chum in the water to one of the league's top passing offenses. “The season is a marathon, not a sprint,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. “We have at least 15 more to play, and we cannot let this game negatively affect the next 15.” The next two are on the road: Buffalo and New Orleans. “It's only one game in a long season,” Cassel said. “We obviously have to make a lot of corrections and get better as a football team. We've got to play collectively. We've got a lot of resilient guys in there. We're going to get back to work and get this thing fixed.” The training staff may have as much to say as the coaches about that. Without four starters on defense, Ryan spent Sunday picking apart what was one of the NFL's best defenses toward the end of last season. Both of his touchdown passes to Jones came before the half, and Bryant's two field goals helped stake Atlanta to a 2017 lead. Momentum finally shifted for good in the third quarter, when normally reliable Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop banged a 40-yard try off the upright.

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Sabres Owner Sparks Development In Buffalo By John Wawrow Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Byron Brown is fine with either title, mayor of Buffalo or “Pegulaville,” which is what Sabres fans have begun affectionately referring to their city in tribute to the NHL franchise's owner Terry Pegula. It works either way, because Brown knows all too well that this rustbelt, hard-luck town with a reputation for chicken wings, harsh winters and two professional sports teams without a championship between them has been called far worse. “I absolutely get a kick out of it,” Brown said, referring to the nickname “because it's another positive way the community is being branded.” He's more impressed with the man behind the name, because of what Pegula has done for Buffalo in the 18 months since the Pennsylvania billionaire purchased the Sabres. “He's a person of action. He's someone that gets things done,” Brown said. “One of the first conversations I had after he came to town is that he said, 'I want to help you build Buffalo.”' That vow is turning into reality because Pegulaville is in for an expansion. The Pegula-backed and fully privately funded $123-million development proposal to build a multi-purpose complex on a downtown block across the street from the Sabres arena received the green light last week. Construction is set to start in March on a 614,000 square-foot building

An artist's rendition of what the remodeled downtown area near the First Niagara Center will look like after remodeling. (AP Photo)

that is designed to feature a 200-room hotel, two ice rinks (including one with an 1,800-seating capacity), retail/ restaurant space and parking garage. For Buffalo, it's the latest in a string of under-construction and proposed developments set to be built on prime land along the newly redeveloped Canalside harbor front district. For Pegula, who made his fortune in the natural gas industry and whose worth has been estimated at $3 billion, it's his latest $100-million-plus endeavor. Over the past two years, Pegula has committed more than $100 million to his alma mater Penn State to fund the construction of a hockey arena and elevate the school's hockey

NFL WEEK ONE RESULTS continued from pg 4 said of Pittsburgh's 11-of-19 conversion rate. “Wasn't much fun sitting on the bench there all night. Great job by our defense in the end, getting that turnover.” Tracy Porter's 43-yard interception return of Roethlisberger's pass with 2 minutes left sealed the win. Manning was sacked twice and both times bounced right up with no issues. “There's always a lot of unknowns going into the first

week,” he said, knowing that his Broncos were 1-0.

Bears 41, Colts 21 At Chicago, Luck had a nice connection with one of Manning's favorites, wideout Reggie Wayne, who caught nine passes for 135 yards. But it wasn't nearly enough. Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Bush added a pair

program to Division I. He then spent nearly $200 million to purchase the Sabres and their minor league affiliate in Rochester. And that doesn't include the $8 million he spent on renovating the Sabres locker room or the some $140 million the team has committed in salary to sign free agents and secure its own stars. Now he is turning his attention to the city itself. “I've always been what you call a Northeasterner, and it just happens that my favorite hockey team resided in Buffalo,” said Pegula, who previously lived in western New York and now makes his home in Florida. “And I see where the city needs some assistance.”

of scoring runs for the Bears. Brandon Marshall had nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in his first game since being reunited with Cutler, and Matt Forte ran for 80 yards and a score. Redskins 40, Saints 32 At New Orleans, RG3 began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Griffin completed his first eight passes, including an

SERENA’S SUMMER continued from pg 4 led to a pool of blood gathering under her stomach's skin, requiring another procedure in the hospital. By the time all that was over, she had been off tour for about 10 months. She returned in 2011. “She was so disgusted at home. She felt like she was useless. That's the way it is with athletes, I guess. She couldn't sit still,” Price said. “She was getting depressed. A lot to overcome.” She did overcome it, and now she adds another championship to the best resume cur-

rently in the game. She is the first woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same season since 2002, which is when she last did it. She moved three Grand Slam titles away from a tie for fourth on the all-time list with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. Navratilova was the last thirty-something to win the U.S. Open. Williams, who turns 31 on Sept. 26, joins her on that list. But Williams does not play, act or talk like a woman near-

Buffalo is but a shadow of the bustling manufacturing-driven and Erie Canal Great Lakes shipping gateway it was in its heyday. It now ranks as the nation's thirdpoorest city with 250,000 or more residents, behind only Detroit and Cleveland. And its population of 260,000 is half of what it was in the 1950s. It was while Pegula was negotiating to purchase the Sabres that he informed his closest advisers that his presence in the city wouldn't stop at hockey. Whether it was glancing at the undeveloped land around the city's waterfront or seeing the aging grain mills just south of the Sabres arena, Pegula began considering ideas of how he could contribute.

88-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon, tying for the second-longest scoring pass by a quarterback making his NFL debut. “I've won a high school state championship and a bowl game in college, but to play in the NFL, the pinnacle of it all, and win your first game against a Hall of Famer in Drew Brees, it's at the top,” Griffin said while cradling the game ball he had just been given. “After the game, (Brees)

target on Mark's back and I think he likes it.” Fred Jackson injured a leg after a 7-yard run in the second quarter when he was tackled hard by LaRon Landry. “Fred doesn't look as bad as David,” Gailey said. “We don't know how bad David is, but it doesn't look good right now. We'll get a further evaluation (Monday).” The Bills scored 21 straight

told me he was proud of me. That's big for him to say after he just lost the game.” Brees uncharacteristically struggled with accuracy, completing only 46 percent of his throws with two interceptions.

Eagles 17, Browns 16 At Cleveland, Weeden was even worse than Michael Vick, who overcame four interceptions by throwing a

4-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with 1:18 left. Vick led the Eagles on a 91yard scoring drive, capping it with his short toss to Harbor on his career-high 56th pass. Before Vick rallied his team, he played poorly and showed rustiness after playing just 12 snaps during the preseason because of injuries. “It stings,” Weeden said. “It's going to sting for a few days, but I'm not going to let it get to me.”

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ing the end of her career. There are a few tournaments to be played this fall on hard court. The next Grand Slam season starts in January in Australia. Williams said “my motivation is up there,” and those who know her feel it, too. “She's very, very motivated and feels she can win every tournament,” Mouratoglou said. “If one day she doesn't feel the same, we'll see, but for the moment, she feels she can win every tournament she plays, which is true, she can. So, she's prepared to do everything to do it.”

more than 30 cars in total throughout the feature event. With five laps to go, Haudricourt remained the leader and held on to that spot to pick up his first feature win of the 2012 Season. Knox settled for second place although he fought hard with Haudricourt throughout most of the race. DeBrakeleer finished in third place, which was more than enough to secure his second consecutive INEX Legends Championship at Lake Erie Speedway. DeBrakeleer also remains in first place as the national leader in the Young Lions Division and is looking for a National Championship in addition to his Lake Erie Speedway Championship. points to get within two touchdowns late. But Buffalo's The last race of the season onside kick attempt went right featured the Plyler Overhead Door Late Models in into the hands of a waiting the scheduled 40-lap feature Tebow, and New York sealed the game on Greene's TD run. event. In turn one of the first lap, the pole sitter, No. 20 “Regardless of what the Scott Nurmi, pulled to the opinions are outside of our inside allowing the rest of building, they don't affect the field to pass. No. 45 Dave us,” Sanchez said. “That's the most important thing moving Heitzhaus took the early lead followed in second place by forward, is worrying about each other (and) caring about No. 47 Scott Wylie. On lap two, No. 48 Sam Fullone each other.”

passed Wylie for the second place spot moving Wylie to third place followed by No. 65 George Skora III in fourth place. Skora III came into the race as the points leader with hopes of capturing his first ever championship at Lake Erie Speedway. On lap four, Fullone made a move on the inside to pass Heitzhaus and take the lead. Skora III worked hard for the first four laps trying to get around Wylie and successfully made the pass on lap five to steal the third place spot. Fullone managed to distance himself out front, as Skora III worked to pass Heitzhaus on the inside groove on lap 10. Fullone was out to a very comfortable lead as Skora III chased him down and managed to close the gap between first and second place. Fullone and Skora III would begin a showcase of racing excellence that would play out like a 20 lap drag race with both drivers hitting their marks strategically. Skora III worked the bumper of Fullone and made several attempts to pass on the inside, but Fullone continued to hold the first

injury that's nagged him for much of the offseason. There are concerns that Johnson will have to continue playing through the pain for the rest of this year. Rookie third-round draft pick T.J. Graham will get a chance to play after he was left inactive on Sunday. Graham is a raw, but speedy player, whom the Bills hoped they could ease into their offense. Overall, it was certainly not the way the Bills were

anticipating to start their season in a bid to show they were ready to be contenders. Their defense was supposed to be improved following an offseason in which Buffalo signed defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year $100 million contract. And there were high hopes on offense, because the unit returned mostly intact after showing glimpses of prominence last season. Rather than looking like the team that got

TOUGH LOSE TO THE JETS continued from pg 9 again a few minutes later, this time with Kyle Wilson picking off Fitzpatrick's pass intended for David Nelson, who later left with a knee injury. Five plays later, Sanchez connected with Hill for a 33-yard score on the opening snap of the second quarter to put the Jets up 14-0. “He definitely turned it on today,” Kerley said of Sanchez. “I think there's always a big

That is when the opportunity to redevelop the former Webster Block parking lot was proposed. “We're excited to bring this thing together,” Pegula said. “When we get this thing done, hopefully, we'll make Buffalo part of a hockey destination in the U.S. It'll be a magnet and it'll help everybody in the area.” The Sabres estimate the new facility will annually attract 500,000 visitors. The ice rinks will be open to the public and double as the team's practice facility. With an additional two rinks downtown, the Sabres also see this as an opportunity to lure national and international hockey tournaments. Buffalo drew more than 330,000 fans to the 11-day 2011 World Junior hockey championship, making it the second-best attended tournament. The Sabres also hosted the 2003 NCAA Frozen Four. Canisius College, whose hockey team plays at a rink off campus, is also in negotiations with the Sabres to relocate to the downtown facility. Canisius athletic director Bill Maher is impressed with what Pegula has accomplished in such a short time. “Terry came in and created a tremendous amount of excitement when he purchased the Sabres. And he's backed that excitement up with action,” Maher said. “Buffalo has always been searching for a silver bullet, and I think there's any one silver bullet. It's going to take a lot of hard work and dedication. I think that's one of the things that Terry Pegula's done.”

place position working hard to stay just ahead of Skora III and not allow that opportunity to make the pass on the inside. After several failed attempts on the inside, Skora III ducked in behind Fullone and coordinated a “championship move” on the outside to successfully pass Fullone for the lead. With only five laps remaining, Skora III now had officially proved that he was ready to be crowned a Lake Erie Speedway Champion as he went on to secure the first place position as the checkered flags flew for the last time of the 2012 Season Fueled By Kwik Fill. Fullone earned a second place finish and Heitzhaus finished in third place. Along with the impressive feature race and being crowned the 2012 Plyler Overhead Door Late Model Champion, Skora III made another “championship move” in victory lane as he got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend. She accepted his “championship move” and proposal as every fan in attendance witnessed an amazing end to an amazing season.

THE BILLS, THE INJURIES, THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON continued from pg 9 evaluate the injury within the next 10 days. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not released this information. Jackson was hurt early in the second quarter when he was cutting across to his right and Jets safety LaRon Landry hit Jackson just above the left knee. Jackson had already planted his right foot, and his right knee bent awkwardly as he was hit. Jackson was able to walk off on his own and test his leg on

the sideline before heading off to the locker room with a towel draped over his head. The injury capped a string of what-else-can-go-wrong events that hit Buffalo. The Jets had already built a 21-0 lead by producing two scoring drives off of two Fitzpatrick interceptions, followed by Jeremy Kerley scoring on a 68-yard punt return. Nelson was hurt early into the fourth quarter when he went down away from the play. Af-

ter being helped off the field, he was spotted walking on the injured leg along the sideline. Nelson's injury further thins the depth and experience of an already young and limping group of receivers. Buffalo opened the season with six receivers, including Brad Smith, who doubles as the team's wildcat quarterback. And starter Stevie Johnson, who had four catches for 55 yards and a score against the Jets, is hampered by a groin

off to a 5-2 start last season, the Bills instead resembled the sloppy, patchwork unit that unraveled in finishing the season 1-8. “There's a lot of disappointment in this locker room as well. And the only thing you can do is correct your mistakes and get better,” Fitzpatrick said. “We still have a ton of confidence, but we've just got to go out there and win and play well. “And that corrects everything.”

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Spin control Here are two statements you hear all the time: “Grooves cause backspin,” and “The more you hit down on the ball, the more you’ll spin it.” The first is wrong; the second is a “maybe.” Grooves and spin While they influence spin, grooves themselves don’t cause it. A golf ball’s spin is caused mainly by the club’s loft, although other factors, such as swing speed, can affect spin. Clubface grooves are important in keeping the face “fairway dry” by acting as conduits to remove grass, water and other friction-reducing elements that get between the face and the ball. “Fairway dry” means that the grooves help make non-fairway lies as close to fairway lies as possible by siphoning off friction-reducing elements. A dry fairway face means increased friction, and to a ball traveling up an inclined face, that means more spin. Because of the loft, a 5-iron at 25 degrees spins less than a sand wedge at 56 degrees. Dryer, more-lofted clubfaces increase spin and launch lower shots while wet, slippery surfaces allow the ball to slide up the face without turning over as much, launching higher shots with less spin that often fly farther than expected with less control. Angle of attack Hitting down on the ball increases the steepness of approach, or angle of attack, but it doesn’t always create more backspin. The explanation is a little complicated, but it reveals how the pros spin the ball to a stop in one situation, then run the ball to the target in another. While the swing looks similar for both shots, the expert is skillfully manipulating the geometry of impact by changing techniques. Here’s how it works. Spin loft is the difference between the angle of attack and the effective loft. Given the same speed and center contact, increasing the angle of attack produces more spin only if the differential between the two widens. All else being equal, if you hit down on the ball by 2 more degrees, but deloft the clubface by 2 more degrees, you will not increase the spin because you have not altered the spin loft differential. However, if you hit down an extra 2 degrees and keep the clubface loft the same, you widen the differential, thereby increasing the spin. A player who understands this can hit down on a 50-yard pitch and make it run, and then, with a change in technique, can hit a two-bounces-andbite shot.


Dynamic balance About one-third of your body weight is in your arms, shoulders and head, and at 100 mph, a 12-ounce golf club’s effective weight is over 30 pounds, so you can image the force trying to pull you out of your golf balance. When it succeeds, it triggers your natural righting instinct, which causes you to bolt upright. You can’t stay down and through the shot no matter what your good intentions were at address. Remember, balance is a self-organizing principle of your golf swing, so always swing to balance. Four basic re-balance strategies are employed by your body, depending on the severity of balance disruption, and they’re activated from the ground up, i.e., feet first. Even though static balance sets the stage, it’s dynamic balance, once the club

is in motion, that ABOUT THE WRITER produces a good Dr. T.J. strike at impact. Tomasi is a teaching When you shift professional your weight to in Port St. your toes during Lucie, Fla. Visit his your swing, the website at brain prepares your body for jumping, and these are not the motor networks you want firing while you are trying to hit down on a golf ball. Keep your weight flowing by first loading up your right side on the backswing, then loading weight into your front side as you start down to the ball. And while you shift, make sure to turn. This shift/turn will allow a steady state of golf balance, which is the key to a repeatable motion.

This all-arms swing with very little body rotation is bound to pull the upper body toward the ground, triggering the righting instinct and pulling this player bolt upright.

Whatever happened to “finish high and let it fly”? Better for this effort is “finish low and holler NO!”


Ways to tell bees to buzz off

Q: I play a course that has a lot of bees on several of the holes, and on the tee they drive us crazy and sometimes follow me down the fairway. Bug spray doesn’t help. Any suggestions? — G.G. A: Bees can be bothersome, but even more problematic is the West Nile virus transmitted by a mosquito bite. It can be deadly. The best way to stay bug free is to make yourself unattractive. No, I’m not suggesting you should dress like John Daly, but buzzing things like mosquitoes and bees, which get in your ear just as you

start your backswing, are enamored with one aspect of the way you dress — the color of your clothes. Bugs love red, blue or black. But if you must wear your flame red shirt, like Tiger, try another strategy: Eat a lot of garlic before you play. The offensive odor is released through your pores and the bugs don’t like it. Also, you might want to find out if your course allows one-somes.

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strength and weakness profile. A short hitter doesn’t try to hit it long just because he’s playing with Tiger or Phil. Tour pros know enough to play their own game. Here is a list of the top seven putters on the PGA Tour with their corresponding rank in driving distance. Notice that not one is ranked better than 72nd in driving distance, with six of the seven failing to rank in the top 100. Each has been successful by building his game around his strength. (Stats as of Sept. 1, 2012.)

Putting Rank Name 1. Brandt Snedeker 2. Luke Donald 3. Aaron Baddeley 4. 5. 6. 7.

Driving Distance Rank 108 176 T72

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Pardon this personal question, but would you kill yourself if it would make you immortal? Dr. Kenneth Hayworth is too young to retire, but he’s already talking about it because it’s part of his plan to live forever. First he has to die with his brain in good shape, so he can preserve all the good stuff — what he calls “early ‘retirement’ to the future.” Hayworth is a neuroscientist at Harvard whose focus is a new specialty called Connectomics — mapping the brain, then copying it and putting that copy into a robot body. Sounds reasonable so far, right? “The human race is on a beeline to mind uploading,” Hayworth says. “We will preserve a brain, slice it up, simulate it on a computer, and hook it up to a robot body.” And when the robot wears out or becomes out of date, just upload a copy of your brain into another robot body.

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Note: Phil Mickelson, one of the best, most natural putters in the world, didn’t make the list, largely because he’s been taking conflicting instruction from the Daves — Dave Pelz and Dave Stockton. He’s currently ranked No. 12 in putting and has switched to the claw grip. Insider Takeaway: Listen to only one voice!

Slow play not a problem for immortals the

“By all accounts … he is a good golfer,” said Sen. Marco Rubio about President Barack Obama. “Our problem is not that he’s a bad person. Our problem is that he’s a bad president.” Given my proposal now before the U.N. Committee for the Resolution of Really Big Problems — all disputes between nations must be decided by an 18-hole match between heads-of-state, winner takes all — should we replace our golfer-in-chief when his golf game could come in handy? I know President Obama can beat Iran’s Ahmadinejad as well as the guy who heads up Hezbollah. Putin — no problem. Queen Elizabeth has lost a lot of yardage on her tee ball, and she’d have to play the back tees. The only one who could have given Obama trouble was Kim Jong-il of North Korea, who once shot a 25 for 18 holes, with five holes-in-one, but he died (no doubt of exaggeration). The president’s toughest live opponent by far is the emir of Elbonia, Manuel Angel de la Cruz Dilbertie, who can make birdies faster than he can sign his name — but since we have no beef with Elbonia, no prob-le-mo.

“He’s looking at that putt more with his right eye than usual.” — Announcer Frank Nobilo, after Tiger Woods, who was nine under at the time, finally missed a 6-footer in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. The color commentators on TV, such as Peter Kostis, Gary McCord and Nobilo, attempt to explain why every shot went astray, and this leads to silly suppositions such as the one above from the usually reliable Nobilo. I know the pressure to fill dead air is compelling, but to be honest, they could say, “I have no idea what happened,” or “Tour players on average miss a little less than half the time from 6 feet, and that was one of them.”


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Most people watch TV golf only on the weekends, so they get to see the pros with the late tee times playing their best. They don’t see the guys who were playing so badly they missed the cut. This selectivity can give the impression that pros play well all the time, but this isn’t true. Follow them in person so you can see every shot on Thursday and you’ll get a more realistic assessment. The one thing they do far better than the average golfer is manage their game using their

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While this all seems a bit batty, Hayworth and others say uploading a brain could be a reality before the end of the century. But is there anything happening in the near term? According to Hayworth, founder of the Brain Preservation Foundation, “We might have a whole mouse brain preserved very soon.” Think of it: Eventually there could be storehouses with DVDs of millions of brains. You won’t have to learn how to play golf on your own, but simply buy the golf brain of an expert. For those who just want great golf and the quiet life, upload the Hogan brain; if you want the great golf-party brain, go for the Woods model. The bottom line is that forever is a long time, and with all that time on your hands, a 30-hour round of golf will be just what the doctor ordered. Living forever is the cure for slow play.

Caffeine and golf don’t mix For some players, golf is a stressful game, and if you already have blood pressure problems, coffee and golf can be an unhealthy mix. A study done at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City suggests that people should avoid consuming caffeine during stressful times because the combination of stress and caffeine can spike blood pressure to dangerous levels, especially if you have a history of high pressure. So just in case, it might be a good idea to skip your morning java before your round, or switch to decaf. Or play so well it won’t matter.


Gamesmanship (Also known as poor sportsmanship.)

Trying to disrupt the play of your opponent using special tactics such as coughing during his backswing, standing so your opponent can see you then crossing your legs as she putts, creating a controversy to break your opponent’s concentration, or planting bad images in your opponent’s mind during what appear to be harmless chats between shots: “Bob, your swing looks different than I’ve ever seen it. What are you working on?” “Is this a new driver? Gee, it feels really heavy to me.” “You know, we’re playing pretty slowly; maybe we should speed up a bit.”

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sale Floor model Singer Sewing Machine asking $50.00 or best offer call 673-5160


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33 Yard. $ 5,000. Call 716-5976372.



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square + or -. Been in my garage for 35 years. Today’s worth 250.00. Will sell or for best offer. In Fredonia 954270-5202.


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POOL DECK: 27.5’X18” From 27’ above ground pool. You take down and haul away. $1200/ but will listen to offers. 716-934-9593

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Commercial Anti Gravity Bench in new condition. $200.00 716203-7299


In line skates (With detachable boots)new never used, size 9. Call 716203-7299 IN LINE SKATES


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RECORDS & TAPES 33’s,45’s and 8 track tapes, prices $.50-$15. Lakewood Indoor Flea Market in back corner or call 716-720-5552 PIANO Unique Small Wooden

Piano, Chime Sound, 36.5L X 29T X 16W, Black & Red, Great Gift $240 716-581-3089


Crosman Phanthom/Quest Hybrid High Powered .177C Air Rifle W/Scope NYS Approved Small Game $100 716-997-0821


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Machine best Total-Body Workout! $88 (716)4889094 EXERCISE MACHINE Exercises

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Norwegian KickSled - Great fun and exercise. Asking $200.00 each. E-mail: bartonkb@ 716-4872448 NORWEGIAN KICKSLED

Roof mounted basketball bracket, $50




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Schedule of Events

2012 Pageant Winners


The History of Festival of Grapes

The History of Silver Creek


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45th Annual Festival of Grapes Schedule of Events The Festival of Grapes kicks off its opening ceremonies on Thursday, September 13, at 6 p.m. in the village park near the gazebo. The annual grape stomping follows the ceremonies. On Friday, September 14, the festival begins at noon and continues until dusk. On Saturday, it resumes at 9 a.m. and concludes on Sunday with the parade scheduled at 1 p.m. Arts and crafts, rides and concessions, and other events including wine tasting, a farmer’s market, amateur wine making and grape dessert contest will be happening throughout the festival weekend. Information and festival souvenir merchandise will be available at festival headquarters, located at the former Penny Saver building.

Thursday, Sept. 13 Anderson-Lee Library Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Opening Ceremony 6 p.m. (Gazebo)

Arts and Crafts 12 p.m.-Dusk

Farmer’s Market 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Invocation by Pastor Robert Sheldon of the First Baptist Church

Farmer’s Market 12-5 p.m.

Rides and Concessions 1-5 p.m.

Meet the Board Members and Royal Court Pageant Winners Baby Contest Winners Pentathlon Winners Grape Grower of the Year Grand Parade Marshall High School T-Shirt Design Winners Grape Pie Sale at the First United Church (until sold out) Grape Stomping 7 p.m. (Sponsored by Welch’s Grape Juice) Entertainment: Left of Center All Evening (acoustic band)

Wine Tasting Tent at the tennis court 4-8 p.m.

Wine/Beer Tent 12 p.m.

Amusement Rides and Concessions 5 p.m.

VFW Chicken Barbecue 12 p.m. (until sold out)

Wine/Beer Tent 5 p.m.

Wine Tasting Tent (tennis court) 12-5 p.m.

Grape Pie Sale 6 p.m.

Village Grand Parade 1 p.m.

United Angels Lunch/ Dinner 6 p.m. Fireman’s Hose Race (Jackson St.) 6 p.m. Entertainment: Widow Maker 6-9 p.m. (Gazebo) Entertainment: Black Widow 7:30-11 p.m. Wine/Beer Tent $5 Cover

Friday, Sept. 14

Saturday, Sept. 15

Anderson-Lee Library Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts and Crafts 9 a.m.-Dusk Masonic Child ID 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Gazebo) Farmer’s Market 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Anderson-Lee Library Book Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bucket of Junk Art Contest 10 a.m. Children’s Events and Free Grape Stomp 11 a.m. First Baptist Church Grape Dessert Entries (submit by) 11 a.m. Fireman’s Club

Amateur Wine Entries (submit by) 11 a.m. Fireman’s Club United Angels Youth Luncheon 11 a.m. Grape Pie Sale 11 a.m. (until sold out) Taste of Hanover 12-5 p.m. tennis court Wine and Beer Tent 12 p.m. Rides and Concessions 1-11 p.m. Crino’s Martial Arts Academy & Karate Connection Demonstration 1-2 p.m. (Gazebo)

Hula Hoop Contest (open to all ages) 2 p.m. (bring your hoop) Wine Tasting Tent (tennis court) 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Entertainment: Terry Buchwald as Elvis 6-9 p.m. (Gazebo) Entertainment: Caltrain 7:30-11:00 p.m. Wine/Beer Tent $5 Cover

Sunday, Sept. 16 Arts and Crafts 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Motorcycle show/ judging (N. Main St.) After the Parade Amusement Ride Specials: Fri.: 5-9 p.m. $15 Sat.: 1-5 p.m.; 5-9 p.m. $15 Sun.: 1-5 p.m. $15 Festival of Grapes Headquarters is located in the Ballpark Pavilion and will be open Thursday, Sept. 13-Sunday, Sept. 16. Festival merchandise, information and contest winners will be available at the pavilion. Events are subject to change pending weather and unforeseeable circumstances. • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown) | September 13, 2012 Edition – Festival of Grapes – C

Festival of Grapes Celebrates 45th Year Called “Longest Running, All-Volunteer Festival in NYS” credited with serving in the U.S. Army National Guard and after graduation from college, joined his brother Sam as an accountant in the firm of Schrantz and Crino. He went on to own and operate his own music stores, R.J. Crino Music in Dunkirk and Jamestown. Not only was Crino the initiator and first president of the Festival of Grapes but also he remained active for many years.

By Patricia Pihl Managing Editor

Richard J. “Dick” Crino was on a motorcycle ride through the countryside with his wife Sally, when the “vision” for the festival of Grapes came to him. He proposed the idea to the Silver Creek Jaycees, and the idea grew until the event was incorporated as a festival in 1968. It has continued as a celebration every third weekend in September. According to 2012 committee member Lisa Romano, the Festival of Grapes is the longest consecutively run all volunteer festival in New York State. She credits the 17-member board for making the event a reality each year. “Our people make sure it happens; in 2009, when there was a flood we still succeeded in having the festival, and we did it after 9-11. We are doing it to support our local grape industry which supports our local economy.” Crino, who passed in February of 2011,

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Festival of Grapes in Pictures Photos Courtesy of Joe Harvey

2010 Village Grand Parade

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2012 Festival of Grapes Pageant Winners

2010 Grape Stomping

From left to right: Little Miss, Abigale Rice; Jr. Miss, Emma Rice; Miss Festival, Katelyn Whitford. All winners attend Silver Creek Central School.


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Silver Creek: A History Special to The Star The first settlers of what is now Silver Creek arrived here from Massachusetts with their families in 1803. They were Abel Cleveland, David Dickinson and John E. Howard. Dickinson purchased over six hundred acres from the Holland Land Company and settled on what is now Lake Ave. Both Cleveland and Dickinson had milling experience in New England so they built the first grist mill for grinding corn. The War of 1812, caused these two men to leave their settlement, leaving John E. Howard as the only settler. Silver Creek’s first developer was Oliver Lee; descendant of William Brewster of the Mayflower, veteran of the War of 1812 and co-owner of a mercantile business in

Oliver Lee, the first developer of Silver Creek (submitted photo)

Westfield. He arrived in Silver Creek in 1828, built a brick structure to house his business (formerly the Ludeman Block on the site that is presently Rite

Aid) and later bought John Howard’s 350 acres which included the waterfront. He built his home on Central Avenue in 1832, overlooking the lake. Lee made many improvements to the community (roadwork, bridges and buildings) and opened up a road to the lake (presently Jackson St). Around this time, he built a 150 ft. long pier with a 75 ft. long “L” shaped portion off Jackson St. He then added a warehouse and The Steamboat Hotel. This started the shipping industry in Silver Creek. It was also the Lee family that donated the land for the Village Park downtown. Name and Incorporation The original name of the Village of Silver Creek was FAYETTE. Former Village Historian Louis Pelletter found a partial, unidentified newspaper clipping that states, “… the other creek was named Silver Creek because in the smooth shale bed will be found varieties of ore bearing rock. Years of water constantly flowing over these particles, shining them in the process, gives a glowing silver appearance to the bed of the creek.” Oliver Lee was credited with spearheading the drive to name the village after the unusual creek. The name of the village was changed from Fayette to Silver Creek on February 14, 1826. The Village was incorporated on June 1, 1848 on the petition of Charles H. Lee and others. Noah

The Ward-Dickinson Dining Car, manufactured in 1938, is one of the few in the country that still retains much of its original shape, style and equipment. It was donated to the Village by Steve Pagano in 1992 (submitted photo)

D. Snow was the first president, as the mayors were called at that time. Abiatha Gates, Charles H. Lee, George W. Tew and Austin Clark were the first trustees. John Tilton was collector, John R. McDonald was clerk and Amos Dow was treasurer. Masonry in Silver Creek Hanover Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, was instituted at Forestville, February 5, 1824. The charter members included Luther Thwing, Ezra Puffer, Seth Snow, Albert H. Camp, and Warren Griswold. It was discontinued in 1828 but was re-chartered in 1849. Hanover Lodge still operates today and members continue to contribute to their community and the Chautauqua District. They are perennial winners of the Masonic golf tournament each year.
 Big Black Walnut One of the most impressive parts of Silver Creek’s history is the famous Big Black Walnut Tree that once grew here. It was said to have been the biggest tree east of the

Rocky Mountains. The tree blew down in 1822, and remained there for three years. Then Luther Heaton, a local grocer, had a thirteen foot section cut from the tree and hollowed out to be used

for an addition to his store. The section measured about thirty-one feet in circumference and over ten feet in diameter. A man was said to have ridden through the tree on horseback. A floor was

laid and a roof was built on the tree section. The Black Walnut Tree could now seat twenty people. Soon two area businessmen purchased the tree and took it to Buffalo, via Lake Erie, to be exhibited. After running out of money they were forced to sell the tree. The new owners took it down the newly opened Erie Canal to New York City. The tree was sold and sold again and ended up in a museum in London where it was destroyed in a fire. The Black Walnut Tree stood near where Ward Ave. meets Route 20, and a monument made out of one of the Continued on page 8 • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown) | September 13, 2012 Edition – Festival of Grapes – C



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SILVER CREEK: A HISTORY, cont’d from page 6 first millstones, now commemorating the spot, was placed there by the N.S.D.A.R. in 1928. The Burning of “The Washington” and the Sinking of the “Erie” During the summer of 1838, The Washington set out on her maiden voyage from Buffalo to Cleveland. At 2:00 am, a fire started in the boiler room of the ship. At the time the boat was about 3 miles off the shores of Silver Creek. People from the village saved several of the passengers, but an estimated 40 people were lost by burning or drowning. The day following the tragedy, a burial service was held in the orchard on the Oliver Lee estate. Survivors

stayed in Silver Creek, hoping for the bodies of relatives to wash ashore. On August 10, 1841, at eight in the evening, the steamship, Erie, was taking a load of about four hundred emigrants from Buffalo to Erie Pa. When the ship was only a few miles off the shore of Silver Creek a can of varnish ignited and the ship burst into flames. The captain immediately headed toward shore and while only about a mile from shore the ship went under. The next morning the shore was lined with over two hundred and fifty dead bodies of those who couldn’t make the swim. This incident is often considered the most tragic of the Lake

Erie disasters. The Grain Cleaning Industry The S. Howes Co. has been important in the development of the village. It started in 1864, when the first grain cleaning machinery shop began production with Alpheus and Norman Babcock in charge. The following year Simeon Howes became a partner and the firms name became known as Howes Babcock and Company, and in the same year they made and sold 200 machines. Later, Albert Horton joined and soon sold his interest to Carlos Ewell but by 1888, Simeon Howes became sole proprietor and the company still bears his name today. At one time

eighty percent of all the grain cleaning machinery was being manufactured in Silver Creek. Skew Arch Silver Creek’s famous Skew Arch located over Jackson St. is similar to only one other in the world. A skew arch differs from a regular arch in that the outside angles are parallel but not at right angles. The arch, built in 1869, was designed by a Frenchman who was deaf and dumb. A beautiful rendition of the builders art, a structure that any lover of quality masonry will admire. Train Wreck In 1886, an eastbound train was traveling to Niagara Falls. Orders called for the train to pass a westbound freight at Silver Creek. The engineer went through the station without stopping. As a result, the two trains rammed head-on around

An early 20th century postcard of the Skewed Arch in Silver Creek (Submitted Photo)

a sharp curve. The baggage car completely telescoped the smoking car. Twenty men were killed. Fortunately, in 1886 women did not ride in smoking cars. The engineer and conductor were indicted for manslaughter for countermanding the dispatchers orders. The Fire of 1921 The most disastrous fire in village history occurred in 1921. Firecrackers started the blaze which destroyed the Methodist Church, the Park Ave. Hotel, the trolley station, the grand-

stand of the ball park and other buildings on the west side of Main St. The Silver Creek Fire Department is a centerpiece of the community and also maintains a fantastic lakeside training and recreation facility. Equipped with the most up to date and modern equipment this Fire Department second to none in the county. Howard “Bob” Ehmke Silver Creek’s most famous resident is Howard

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SILVER CREEK: A HISTORY, cont’d from page 8

Silver Creek native and professional baseball player Howard “Bob” Ehmke (Submitted Photo)

‘Bob’ Ehmke. He was the surprise starter and pitching hero of the 1929 World Series. This heartwarming story of Connie Mack agreeing to start aging pitcher Howard “Bob” Ehmke in the first game of the 1929 World Series after Ehmke said, “Mr. Mack, there is one great game left in this old arm.” And sure enough, there was. Ehmke struck out thirteen Fest Insert Ad_Layout ofGrape the Chicago Cubs for 1



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end of September and features a ride midway, food vendors, wine tent, children’s and adult events, live music, craft fair, grape stomping and a grand parade that begins on Sunday at 1 p.m. in downtown Silver Creek. The grape stomping contest inspired by Chautauqua County’s most famous personage Lucille Ball, is always the highlight of the weekend. So whether it’s for the special occasions or the beauty that this unique community offers every day come and spend some time. Reference: New York, History at Rays Place – Chautauqua, Chautauqua County History, Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society, Chautauqua County Photos

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Fruits of Labor Popularity of Local Wine Making Reflects Cultural Shift By Patricia Pihl Managing Editor

The aroma of grapes wafting though the air is a familiar fall experience in Northern Chautauqua County, a clear indication that the annual ritual of harvesting and pressing the region’s bounty is underway. Unlike years past, however, the industry has adapted to a changing American palette that increasingly chooses wine as its alcoholic beverage of choice. Wine lovers and home vintners are also increasingly knowledgeable about the ever-growing varieties and hybrids used for their beverage of choice. Rick Walker of Walkers Fruit Farms, whose family owns and operates 80 acres in Forestville, has been in business since the 1950’s but began processing common

varieties like Concord and Niagara for juice in the early 1970s. “People have become much more educated on wine. At one time it was either beer or wine, now (wine) is the most drank alcoholic beverage in the U.S. In some states, he says wine is sold in grocery stores - one reason, he says, it may be increasing in popularity. In the 70s and 80s, wine making was more of ethnic tradition- with most of the wine drinkers being either Italian or Portuguese, who, according to Walker, would make 200 gallons in 50 gallon barrels- which would often turn to vinegar before half the barrel was finished. Today, Walker sells very few barrels. Instead, he says the amateur vintner “may make 200 gallons, but he’s making 18 differ-

Rick Walker stands next to five-gallon juice containers ready for shipment to home wine makers.

ent varieties in 5 gallon carboys…where the ethnic way was to make a red and a white, and

that’s about it. “ Walker says there are currently 10,000 home wine makers on his

mailing list. Some receive their juice via UPS. No longer a vanilla-chocolate choice, popular reds include Baco Noir, Foch, Rougeon, Chambourcin, Douchon and among the favored whites are Seyval, Vidal, Triminette, and Cayuga. “Now with the ease of five gallon glass carboys, the siphon tubes, the bottles and other options, it’s a lot easier to make better wines,” Walker says. Although it sells only 10% of its juice to home wine makers, Walkers is a wealth of information on the wine making process, offering step by step brochures, and when in doubt, questions can always be directed to Rick. Walkers also has a wine tasting room, so prospective winemakers can get a better handle on the varieties and flavors

that appeal to them. In addition, when winemakers buy the juice rather than use fruit to make wine, many of the steps and guesswork has been taken out of the process. Details such as sugar tests, adding peptic enzymes to prevent cloudiness, or heating red grapes to get the color out are all details that they no longer have to worry about. “It’s a little bit different taking our juice and fermenting it, than using fruit. We’ve done a lot of the steps for you.” Home wine makers also have the flexibility to tweak flavors and sweetness beyond what the commercial wineries can produce. Walker explains, “If you go to a winery and they are making Cayuga White and its dry- and you like the flavor of Cayuga White, but you’d like it to taste sweeter, you - the home winemaker can sweeten it up.” Walkers has been pressing grapes since August 15- a little earlier due to the warmer than usual spring and summer, and will continue until the middle of October. The business will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from September 20 until October 28, going half days in November. Walkers Fruit Farm is located on Route 39 in Forestville. For more information on home wine making, visit walkers at or call 716-679-1292. • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown) | September 13, 2012 Edition – Festival of Grapes – C



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