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Counting the Positives 5,000 Gather for Light the Lakes Season Finale

By Patricia Pihl Star Staff Writer

The Bemus Bay Pops ended the season in dramatic fashion on Sunday with an estimated 5,000 attending the Light the Lakes fireworks displays, preceded by music, fanfare and the delivery of the winning ticket for the 2011 Chevy Camero by WCA’s evacuation Starflight helicopter. It may have been a perfect ending to the season but even more important, say organizers, is what the Pops means for the entire region. According to its founder Dan Dalpra, about 500,000 people attended this summer’s events on the floating stage, with a $14 million economic impact to the region. “There has been a lot of effort…into reaching out to new markets beyond our borders and making new relationships with new visitors.” In addition, Dalpra says the Pops has worked with the not-for-profit and private sectors to create mutually successful programs, including collaborations with Chautauqua County, WCA Hospital, the Jamestown Ice Arena and Shults Auto Group. “The importance here is how successful we can make events by working together and reaching out beyond our borders.” This, Dalpra says, “has and will continue to attract new visitors to our region and create more tourism, which means jobs and progress for everyone.” David VanAmburg, of the VanAmburg Group, a market and research consulting firm in Erie PA, and Vice

The Boogie Wonder Band lights up the floating stage (Photo by Jon Elder)

Chair of the Bemus Bay Pops Board, said that through its partnership with Lilly Broadcasting, the Pops is attracting visitors from the Erie PA area, who would otherwise not normally know about events on the floating stage. “Folks need to understand the true economic impact (of the Pops) and the exposure of new people to the county, lake and region. Up to this point, very few people new about it in Erie County (PA).” VanAmburg said in its 13 years, The Bemus Bay Pops has “created some-

thing that is unique, compelling, and phenomenally successful.” He adds that while it is one of the first and only floating stages in the world, it also provides “a return on investment (ROI) that is the envy of every events’ tourism program in the country.” VanAmburg said that while bringing in 500,000, the cost per person is only $.50, including the cost of performers, production, sound, lighting, marketing and advertising. “This is unheard of in the United States.” According to the Chautauqua County Convention and Visitors Bu-

reau, the average visitor to the region spends $198.22 per day. VanAmburg says that this implies that the ROI to Chautauqua County on Bemus Bay Pops’ expenditures may be as high at 39,644%. “If only half of those attending Pops events are visitors, the ROI to the county is 20,000%; again almost impossible to comprehend.” VanAmburg cites statistics by Chautauqua County government, noting the direct spending impact of visitors to Chautauqua County is $188.74

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Rewards in Helping Others

SUNY Fredonia Students Find Many Opportunities to Volunteer and Serve the Community By Patricia Pihl Star Staff Writer

Last spring, twenty-three students from Fredonia’s Strive Ministries came back early from winter break to volunteer at Rural Ministries, the WCA Home, the Boys and Girls Club and other organizations in the community. Joyce Harvard Smith, Coordinator for Volunteer and Community Services at Fredonia State says Strive Ministries is just one of the college’s 160 student organizations she works with to provide college students with plenty of opportunities for volunteer service. According to Smith, about a dozen students are currently assisting Habitat for Humanity to complete a house at 35 Babcock in the Village of Silver Creek. To put student involvement into perspective, Smith says that last year 1,700 students from Fredonia participated in over 14,000 hours of volunteer service in the local community The reason for students’ participation varies, but Smith says many simply want to give back and make a difference in someone’s life. Plus, she says, it “gets them out of the classroom and into the community, giving them real work experience.” Volunteerism, she says, enhances their overall well being, and enriches their lives, helping to make them

Fredonia Students assist in “Operation Breakfast Rescue” to benefit the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry.

productive individuals in society. In addition, she states, “It helps these organizations tremendously. They wouldn’t be able to operate without volunteer assistance.” Raul Lopez, Fredonia Student and Delta Chi fraternity member says that his group has received an award from Smith’s office for having more volunteer hours than any other group on campus. Lopez adds, “At our last National Convention (August 2010) our headquarters awarded our chapter with an Outstanding Community Service Program. We were one of six chapters (131 active chapters nationwide) to receive this. “ “Whether it is our philanthropy or our community service program,

we are very committed as Fraternity gentlemen to show our campus community, administration and the people of Fredonia, that we aim to give back to the community in different capacities.” Unlike internships, students participating in Fredonia’s volunteer and Community Service program do not receive college credit for their work. Smith says they choose activities and organizations simply because they are of interest to them. “Yes, it’s a resume builder, but it is something they want to do to give back - to be responsible individuals.” On September 28 at SUNY Fredonia’s Dods Hall, students will have a chance to meet with a variety of local service agencies to discuss, learn

about and sign-up for volunteer opportunities at prospective sites. Participating agencies include: The American Red Cross, Campus and Community Children’s Center, Camp Gross, Literacy Volunteers, DunkirkFredonia Meals on Wheels, Lakeshore Humane Society, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry (Friendly Kitchen/Garment Gallery), the Salvation Army, WCA Home, Greystone Nature Preserve, CASAC, Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, Habitat for Humanity, Every Woman Opportunity Center, Saint Columban’s on the Lake, Trooper Toys for Tots, Great Lake FX and more. Some of the upcoming events SUNY Fredonia students will be involved with include the Boys and Girls Club Day for Kids, the Out of the Darkness Walk, the 7th Annual Hunger Walk to support the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry food programs; Operation Breakfast Rescue, the Fall Sweep, when groups rake the lawns in the Fredonia community, Up “til” Dawn to support St. Jude Children’s’ Research Hospital and the 11th annual campus-wide donation, which benefits local charities during the holiday season. For more information on Volunteer and Community Services Program at Fredonia, contact Joy Harvard Smith at 716-673-3690 or email joy.smith@ fredonia.edu.


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5K Run to Benefit Boys & Girls Club

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Connors Hot Dog Stand, a third generation business located in the Town of Evans, is hosting the second annual “Wiener Run” 5K Race and Walk on Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 10 am start time. Proceeds from the Run will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Shore, a Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Eden. The 5K Run is the brainchild of event coordinator Jeffrey Connors, a Lake Shore Sr. High School English Teacher and Coach. “The youth of this community have helped make Connors Hot Dog Stand a success for 60 years,” said Connors. “We are honored to support local efforts to create a positive place for the kids in our district and bring the community together for healthy activity,” he said. Runners and walkers will depart from Connors Hot Dog Stand at 10am and will loop back to the restaurant after following a course along Old Lake Shore Road. The $20 participant registration

A Ferry Tale:

The 1990s. A period of extreme challenges. By Elizabeth Martin

tivities, serving the Towns of Evans and Brant and the Villages of Angola and Farnham. “The Lake Shore Club will provide a safe and enjoyable environment that offers proven life-enhancing programs and character development experiences for the youth in our community,” said Kim Heimburg, President of the Boys and Girls of Lake Shore Advisory Council. Visit www. bgclakeshore.org for more information about the Club. Already signed on as event sponsors are: Sponsors: Connors, Wardynski, Allstars Ts, Ford Motors, Gowanda Harley, Lakeside Market, L.S.C.T.A., Kim’s Shear Expressions, Jubilee Foods, Tops’ Friendly Markets, Fringe Hair Salon, Evans PBA, Mickey Rats/Captain Kidds Grandview Bay Golf Course, Castaways, Stroh’s, Ronco Electronics, HFL Trucking, Upstate Milk, Jonica Demartino, Latimore Funeral Home, and Road I.D. Visit www.connors5krun.com for event details and registration information. Contact Jeff Connors at 716-926-2218 for information on how to donate, volunteer or participate.

fee includes trophies for the top place finishers; t-shirts for all pre-registered runners and the first 100 participants that register the day of; and a post-race party for all of the participants to include food, beverages and music. New to the event this year is Ford Motors participation. Ford will have new models and cars to test-drive; the club gets $20 for every person that test-drives a Ford. The Lake Shore Unit Advisory Council has been working for several years under the authority of the Eden Board of Directors to establish a Club for the Evans/Brant Community. The Lake Shore Club has taken a giant leap forward in establishing a positive place for youth in the Evans/Brant community. In June, the Lake Shore Central School Board signed an agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Shore to lease space in the recently repurposed W.T. Hoag Educational Center at 42 Sunset Boulevard. The Lake Shore Club, which is projected to open in this fall, will utilize more than 5,000 square feet of available space in the building for youth programs and ac-

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Each week, the Chautauqua Star will highlight a chapter of the recently published book, A Ferry Tale, by Art Thomas. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards a planned Veterans Memorial in Ashville. The historic Bemus Point/ Stow Ferry suffered through this “period of extreme challenges.” Thomas recalls when the ferry actually sank during the early spring of 1994. “The person in charge claimed that it was caught in the ice but others claimed that the craft had been sunk by neglect,” said Thomas. The high winds and waters also added to sinking of this ferry. It did survive, though, and was restored to new. In 1995, once the ferry was up and running again, it was used in celebrating the Bemus Point fire department’s 75th

The Bemus Point- Stow ferry sinks in the early spring of 1994.

anniversary. But, soon after, more problems were found and the Ferry had to be shut down again. The repairs for this ship were costly, but fundraisers and donations helped to bring the ferry back to life. In 1997, a new ferry season began, and it returned to carrying passengers and cars across Chautauqua Lake. “The ferry was to be operated as a historic tourist attraction,” said Thomas. The ferry ran

great for a couple of years until 1999, when a cable broke and the ferry was stuck about 50 feet into the lake. The ferry did recover, though, and was up and running by the next morning. A Ferry Tale by Art Thomas is available for sale at the North Harmony Town Hall, the Bemus Point Library and Cadwell’s Cheese House in Dewittville.

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Fun Corner

Free Fall Day to be Held Sunday

Every week, office assistant Kristen Biondi will present a new game, fact or other fun tidbit for you to enjoy! Check back next week for the answers

Afterwards, starting at 1pm, there will be free food and family fun activities for all ages at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. The Bill’s game will be on Harvest Chapel, of Fredonia, NY, a big screen! If you have questions, feel would like to invite you to their Free free to call the Harvest Chapel church Fall Day event on September 11. A speoffice at (716) 679-0987. cial service will be held at SUNY Fredonia’s King Concert Hall at 10 a.m.. Contributed Article Harvest Chapel FMC

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Edwards Reminds Residents About Rifle Hunting “Thanks for putting out the Star. It’s our favorite paper!”

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As hunters in Chautauqua County prepare for the start of the 2011 Deer and Black Bear If you enjoy the Chautauqua Hunting Season with openStar, email your comments, ing day on November 19 and along with your name, telephone number and concluding on December 11, location to: pat.pihl@ Chautauqua County Execumaytumcompany.com tive Gregory J. Edwards would to remind residents about Table of Contents like recent changes to New York State’s Hunting Regulations. On August 3, 2011, New Pg 2–4 & 6: Community News York State Governor Andrew Pg 5: Community Star Cuomo signed the Rifle HuntPg 7: Light the Lakes ing Bill, which allows hunters Pg 8 & 9: 9/11 to use a rifle to hunt deer and Pg 10: Featured Advertisers bear in the area of Chautauqua Pg 11: Business News County south of Route 20. Pg 12 & 13: Education News –Jeff R., Silver Creek

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“Sportsmen who have been waiting in anticipation of the passage of this bill will now for the first time be able to use rifles to hunt big game in Chautauqua County this hunting season,” said Edwards. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Web site, hunters are permitted to use any centerfire rifle to hunt big game. It is, however, illegal to hunt with a firearm that is: fully automatic, an autoloading firearm that holds more than 6 shells, equipped with a silencer, aided by artificial light or a laser that projects a beam toward the target, or a rifle that uses rimfire ammunition.

The Rifle Hunting Bill was promoted by the County Executive, Senator Cathy Young, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, Assemblyman Joe Giglio, and other local officials. As is Assembly policy, the bill is on a trial period which will expire on December 31, 2012. After that time, the State Legislature must vote to extend the legislation. For more information about Hunting Regulations, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Web site at www.dec.ny.gov or call the NYSDEC Region 9 at (716) 851-7200.

Cemetary Tours Approaching Contributed Article Fenton History Center

What does a Civil War veteran, pancakes and a hit-and-run all have in common? They are all part of the stories that will be told at the upcoming Fenton History Center’s “Saints & Sinners Lake View Cemetery” tours. The Fenton History Center cemetery tours will take place Saturday, October 1 and 8 from 3 to 8:00 PM. New this year is horse drawn carriage tours. The horse drawn tours are featured for part of each Saturday. Whether walking or riding, the hour-long tours will uncover some of the more than 43,000 personal stories at Jamestown’s beautiful Lake View Cemetery. Refreshments will be available to purchase during the tours. The presale cost for the walking tour is $10 for adults, $2 for children and half price for Fenton History Center members. The presale cost for the riding tour is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Space is very limited for the riding tours. Reservations are requested. Mausoleum and More tours Have you ever wondered what it was like to be inside a mausoleum? Who is entombed in the mausoleums,

what is their story? The Fenton’s Mausoleum and More Tours will be offered again this year on Sunday October 2 and 9 at 8 PM. Actors will tell about the residents of four of the mausoleums and other interesting grave sites in Lake View Cemetery. Tickets are limited. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested, please call 664-6256. Tickets can be purchased at the Fenton History Center

from 10-4, Tuesday through Saturday and 10 AM to 9 PM Mondays. The Fenton History Center is located on Washington Street at the corner of S. Main St. and Prospect St. Guests are asked to wear comfortable shoes, to bring a flashlight and to be ready to learn some interesting information about Jamestown and Lake View Cemetery. For more information, visit www. fentonhistorycenter.org.

Counting the Positives, Continued from pg.1 million a year. “This means that Bemus Bay Pops, with its tiny $250,000 a year budget and forty summer events, drives 7.4% of all tourism revenue to the entire county for the whole year.” VanAmburg adds, “It operates with only 8% ($20,000) of its revenues from public funds or bed taxes collected from hotel visitors, and 4% ($10,000) from local foundations. An additional 15% ($38,000) comes from event seating ticket sales, and the balance, 73% ($182,000) from corporate sponsors or private donations.” “Yet the Pops operates year round with no paid staff.” The Pops season concluded with the “Light the Lakes” fireworks demonstrations at Bemus Bay, Booty Bay, Long Point, Westfield and other locations, including barges in the lake provided by the Chautauqua Lakes Association. As part of the evening’s activities, local resident Steve Sellstrom was also announced as the winner of the 2011 Chevy Camaro Convertible, which

was given away by Shults Auto Group, as part of its fund raising efforts for WCA Hospital’s new Emergency Department. About $63,000 was raised through the sale of tickets for the promotion. Sellstrom’s name was drawn by WCA officials and returned to Bemus Point by Starflight. Dropped in the lake enclosed in a waterproof container, the ticket was then retrieved by the Chautauqua County Sherriff ’s Department Navigation Unit. Betsy Wright, President and CEO of WCA Hospital, along with Tim and Betsy Shults announced Sellstrom as the winner on the floating state. Former Buffalo Bill Steve Tasker was also present as a celebrity guest. Spectators viewed the helicopter as it circled the area and listened to communications from the stage to its operator, before it found the right location to drop the container in the boat-congested waters. The night’s events were kicked off with music by the Boogie Wonder Band and lighting of

the lake with flares. Light the Lakes was also celebrated at the Barcelona Harbor on Lake Erie. The Bemus Bay Pops is a series of outdoor concert events featuring world-class musicians from the Chautauqua Region as well as national acts featured on its floating stage on Chautauqua Lake. Every weekend all summer long the Pops provides a variety of entertainment such as music concerts including classical, swing, jazz, and modern. During the weekdays throughout the summer events also include lake night at the movies, comedy troupes, and more. Dan Dalpra and the Board of Directors of the Bemus Bay Pops should be commended for the outstanding work that they do to promote the positive aspects of Chautauqua County. For more information on the Pops go to http://www.bemusbaypops.com/home.htm

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David Gould

There is a war going on all around us; battles for our time, our resources, and our attention and it is time for the men of this community to unite and prepare for the challenges we have to face on a daily basis. As men we need to build each other up through prayer, worship, study, and fellowship. On Sept. 10, 2011 we invite the men to a Call to Arms Conference for a chance to help reestablish our places of leadership within our Churches, homes, and communities. It is our goal to help

one another as men to ignite the light that burns within each one of us to do God’s will. Taking on the topics of prayer, faith, understanding, and maturity the Call to Arms Conference is meant to be a time of preparation and rejuvenation in the Lord. On Sept. 10, Pastor John Duenas from the Christian Worship Center, Pastor Marc Samworth from Christ Community Church, Steve Glasier of Nameless Ministries, Pastor Paul Till and Rick Till from Rolling Thunder Ministries will fill the stage. Starting at 9 a.m. we welcome all men

to join us at East Town of Dunkirk Fire Dept. Social Hall on Roberts Rd. Dunkirk for a day of worship and exploration of God’s Word. There will be a $7.00 admission fee at the door to cover the cost of the lunch provided on site. Men, this is our time of action, we must pick up our torches, ready our weapons, and head to the front lines. It is our time to take charge as leaders and priests, prepare for battle, and ready our hearts, and minds for war. This is your Call to Arms.

Americans and Canadians in the Battle Along the Border Contributed Article Robert H. Jackson Center

Chris Raible, Canadian Historian and Author, to be interviewed by Greg Peterson, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the R. H. Jackson Center, about “Americans and Canadians in the Battle along the Border: 1812-14 and 1837-38”. What did the War of 1812 and the Canadian Rebellion of 1837 have to do with Chautauqua County? This will be among the questions asked by Greg Peterson of historian and author Chris Raible. Mr. Raible states, “by June 1812 the United States had declared war on Britain, trying to protect American sovereignty and to occupy Canada. In the ensuing invasions, many from New York State, armies of regular soldiers and volunteer militia (including the Chautauqua county militia) fought each other in what has recently been called the civil war of 1812”. He also writes, “late in 1837 Upper Canada (Ontario) burst into a rebellion trying to throw off British Colonial rule. The initial outbreaks were crushed, but the ensuing months saw armed invasions from New York State by Canadian exiles and by American sympathizers.”

An interesting tale of Chautauqua county’s involvement in the rebellion of 1837-38 is of Linus Miller, an aspiring lawyer, who left Stockton in 1837 to join other Americans to fight with the Canadian rebels to end British rule. Miller’s story was vividly captured in a book he wrote about his arrest in Canada, death sentence, commutation to imprisonment on the Island of Tasmania off the coast of Australia and his release from prison after seven years made possible through the influence of hon. William H. Seward. Seward, a Miller family friend, is known to us in Chautauqua county as an agent of the Holland Land Co. in Mayville, New York State Governor, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Mr. Raible is a dynamic, personable speaker whose interests have spanned both sides of the Ontario/New York border. He is an American born Canadian historian and retired Unitarian minister. He began his ministerial career in Jamestown and late served churches in Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Toronto before retiring to work for the Toronto Historical Board at its Mackenzie House museum. He is the author of four books;

two on chapters in the life of controversial Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie, one on early Canadian newspapers and their editor-printers, and one on the prisoners of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. His many articles and reviews have appeared in many Canadian publications and a variety of journals and newspapers. He serves as historical advisor to the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum in Queenston, Ontario. He and his wife, Pat, now actively promote the history of both their village, Creemore, Ontario where they were recently named Volunteers of the Year, and the province where they were honored as recipients of the Ontario Historical Society’s prestigious Cruickshank medal. The community event is open and free to the public. The interview by Greg Peterson will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the R. H. Jackson Center. The interview is a cooperative effort on behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown, The Fenton History Center and the Chautauqua County Bicentennial Committee 1811-2011.

Audubon Receives National Grant, Seeking Volunteers Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

In 2008, National Audubon and Toyota launched the fiveyear TogetherGreen initiative to fund conservation projects, train environmental leaders and offer volunteer opportunities that significantly benefit the environment. The grant program is funded by a $20 million Toyota gift to Audubon, the largest in the conservation group’s long history.

Jamestown’s Audubon Center and Sanctuary received $2,500 from TogetherGreen to support two environmental projects that use volunteer labor. On Saturday, September 10, volunteers from Audubon will help the Conewango Creek Watershed Association with a major creek cleanup of sections of the Chadakoin and the Conewango. In return, next spring on Saturday, April 21, 2012, CCWA volunteers will help Audubon with projects. The organizations look forward to all the benefits: helping each other, getting lots of work done, and making new friendships. Both events will include food and door prizes. Volunteers will gather at 9 am on September 10 in Larimer Park in Russell, PA. Volunteers of all kinds are welcome to help out: organizers, photographers, laborers, and others. Cleanup will take place from the water as well as from shore. For those who can’t handle a physical job, there will be other

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less strenuous jobs. Assignments will be made and folks will start creek cleanup from the banks and from canoes at 10 am. After cleanup, around 1:30 pm, a thank-you celebration of food, entertainment and a chance to win door prizes will be held back in the Park. Last year the Conewango Creek Cleanup had 115 volunteers, picked up 2000 pounds (excluding tires and metal) of trash and recycled 1600 pounds of metals. Included were 47 tires, 14 shopping carts and a myriad of other items. In 2009, the CCWA organized the first Cleanup effort and had 62 people participate. Tires removed from the creek and its banks totaled 114. An estimated 3500 pounds of trash were removed. In addition, three heaping truckloads of metals were recycled. To assist with planning, participants are asked to contact Elizabeth Dropp by calling (814) 730-0519, emailing info@conewangocreek.org, or use the form from the link on the calendar page at jamestownaudubon.org.

Prisoner of war/missing in Action Vietnam veterans

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State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean), Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C-Chautauqua) and Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,IGowanda), would like to encourage their Southern Tier neighbors to honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day on September 16, which commemorates those who have sacrificed their time and lives in the defense of America. “Anyone who has ever worn the uniform of our nation’s military deserves our utmost respect and heartfelt appreciation. Some of these brave men and women, however, served their nation under especially trying circumstances and have sacrificed more than most of us can ever understand. The price paid by POW/MIA soldiers in defense of our freedoms is worthy of our highest gratitude and most solemn remembrance. National POW/MIA Recognition Day allows us to honor their memories and their families for their courage and determination to never

forget,” said Senator Young. “I am proud to honor the many men and women who have served in our country, especially members from our own community and district,” said Assemblyman Goodell. “There are many veterans who have not returned home, either missing in action or lost their lives in the line of duty. As a community and a nation we must honor these brave service members for their actions, on September 16 and every day.” “National POW/MIA Recognition Day is an important day for remembering our brave and courageous Vietnam veterans,” said Assemblyman Giglio. “On this day, words cannot express the gratitude, thanks and love that we have for the fallen and still-unaccounted members of our military families from this historic page in our history. We should undoubtedly recognize and honor these veterans in a strong, united and respectable manner.” On August 10, 1990, Congress passed a law which recognizes the POW flag as a symbol of our nation’s concern and

commitment to the fates of all Americans still missing or unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. The leading non-for-profit group charted by Congress in 1978 is the Vietnam Veterans of America, which has worked to help Vietnam-era veterans and their families. Its goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. All those who are interested in finding out more about our Vietnam veterans, both living, deceased or still unaccounted for, can visit www. vva.org. There are over 600 local chapters throughout the nation which offer support to those in need and increase public awareness about the plight of Vietnam veterans missing in action. Young, Goodell and Giglio have asked that concerned New Yorkers interested in honoring Vietnam veterans fly both the American and POW/MIA flag on September 16.

Remembering Our Civil War Soldiers Contributed Article Fenton History Center

The Fenton History Center’s annual Civil War encampment day, Blue & Gray, will have an added ceremony this year. To commemorate our local boot camp, Camp Brown, and the start of the Civil War, a wreath of remembrance will be placed on Saturday September 24 at 9 a.m.. The Camp’s marker is located at the corner of Brown and Prospect Sts. in Jamestown. Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi and re-enactors from the 9th Cavalry NY Volunteers and the 155th Infantry NY Volunteers will lead the ceremony. Following the ceremony at 10 a.m. the re-enactors will open the encampment in Fenton

Park at the Fenton History Center. They will be on hand until 4 p.m. to explain their equipment and uniforms. “This is a great way to learn our local history. The local boot camp for Jamestown, Camp Brown, was located very near Fletcher Elementary

School. Soldiers were housed there for a month or so before they went off to war in 1861. I encourage anyone who has an interest in the Civil War or history to stop down and check out the encampment,” says Joni Blackman, Director. The event is free to the public.

Enjoy Fall Wildflowers At Audubon Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Fall wildflowers started sprouting months ago and are finally in bloom. You can see their beautiful show at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Fall Flowers class. On Wednesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, senior naturalist Jeff Tome will lead a hike through Audubon’s property to see a variety of flowers. With his special love of wildflowers, Tome will teach tips for basic wildflower identification and tell you a bit about each one. Some of these flowers are important to insects and birds, too, and he will point those out. Join a naturalist for this colorful and engaging walk featuring the last blooms of the year! Cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers, and $5 for children. Registration deadline is Monday, September 12. To make reservations, call (716) 569-2345, email info@jamestownaudubon.org, or use the on-line form.

On Wednesday morning, September 14, at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome will teach a class on fall wildflowers, like this Panticled Aster. (Photograph by Jennifer Schlick)

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For more information on this

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Chautauqua County Rural Ministry By Mallory Diefenbach Star News Writer

Heroes don’t need to wear capes or spandex to help people. Heroes can be everyday people doing small things to help whoever they can. The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry (CCRM) is the Justice League in this sense; it is an interfaith, not-for-profit organization which is made to help people pick themselves up and dust themselves off. “The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is an interfaith, non-denominational human service agency that speaks constantly that every person is deserving of adequate food, clothing and shelter,” said

Kathleen Peterson, the Executive Director at the Chautauqua County Rural Ministries. “And work opportunities by which to acquire basic necessities. Its purpose is to encourage self development and determination, and empowering people to become contributing members of society.” The mission statement of the CCRM is to provide for the needs of, and advocate for the homeless and poor so they may increasingly gain control of their lives. The CCRM began in the 1950s in order to help meet the needs of the migrant families who came to Western New York. Over the years it has developed into

an organization which lends families a helping hand. There are currently 12 programs that the CCRM offers to those in need of them. Some of the programs that the CCRM runs are the: Garment Gallery: A rolling comfort store that displays gently worn items for individuals at a very low cost. The reason there is a cost at all is because the CCRM believes purchasing power is more powerful for somebody when they are able to purchase something that is within their means. Friendly Kitchen: A soup kitchen which serves 17 weekly meals. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday thru Friday and lunch on

Saturday and Sundays. Emergency Food Pantry: It provides three meals for five days to families who are in some sort of hunger crisis. Furniture and Food Warehouse of Chautauqua County: Accepts gently worn and used furniture and appliances to give out families in need. Gleaning Project and Food Recovery: The Gleaning Project is where the CCRM goes into the farmers’ fields after the initial harvest to glean the fields. There are around 10 to 15 farmers who participate, as well as several fruit stands. The Food Recovery Project is where the CCRM gets donations from establishments such as Wal-Mart, Tops and

the Upper Crust of day-old items which are still edible but no longer marketable. Community Garden Project: Where the CCRM helps out, create or a part of 13 communities gardens in Northern and Southern Chautauqua County. In addition there is monthly cooking and nutrition classes to help out people cook the fresh vegetables, think of menus, coupon shopping, freezing and canning. Services Program: The Service Program has many facets to it. The CCRM helps individuals with personal care items, diapers, formula, prescription assistance, smoke detectors, blankets, household items, fuel assistance, etc.

“The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is supported and funded by the New York State Department of Health,” said Peterson. “The United Way of Chautauqua County, the Presbyterian, the Methodist, the Chautauqua Baptist Association, [and] the individuals in our community are a huge support to our organization. And Foundation for France help us make our budget.” If you are interested in volunteering or interning at the CCRM or simply want to know more information on their services and programs, you can call them at 716-3661787 or visit their website at www.theccrm.org.

Audubon Announces Art In The Woods Winners Contributed Article Audubon Center and Sanctuary

In addition to enjoying fine art, live entertainment, and great food, some of the visitors to the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s recent Art in the Woods art show and sale also won special prizes. “Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, we’re able to give away wonderful prizes to a few lucky festival participants,” said Audubon President Ruth Lundin. She announced the following winners: Heidi Bird, Barbara Burres, Joyce Warn, Amy Delcamp, and John Valvo won Wine Tasting Tours and Tastings at Liberty Vineyards. Jim Baer won a $50 Gas Card from United Refining; Dave Skoczylas, a One Year Jame-

stown Audubon Membership; Arthur Patchen, a Summer Wind Cruise; and Lyla Bloss and Gloria Whitmore, Crown Hill Stone Handcrafted Stepping Stones. Festival participants selected Laurel Austin-Smith’s “Regal Elegance” as the Best in Show/People’s Choice Winner of the 2011 Art in the Woods Photography Contest. The contest’s theme was “Animals! Animals! Animals!” A resident of Kennedy, New York, Ms. Austin-Smith’s photograph of a snow leopard was taken at the Buffalo Zoo and entered in the Adult division of the Education category. With Art in the Woods an important source of funding for its environmental education programs, Audubon is grateful to all the festival sponsors whose support was critical to its success. These

U, Weber Knapp, Frame and Glass Shoppe, Phoenix Metal, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, and Z&M Ag and Turf. Located at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has over five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600acre wetland preserve. Open daily, its three-story build-

Laurel Austin-Smith’s “Regal Elegance” won the People’s Choice award at the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s recent Art in the Woods art show and sale. A resident of Kennedy, New York, Ms. Austin-Smith took this photograph of a snow leopard at the Buffalo Zoo and entered it in the Adult division of the Education category. The 2011 contest’s theme was “Animals! Animals! Animals!”

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ing contains a nature store and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle. Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on. To learn more about the Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.


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WCA Hosts Shades Of Pink Breast Health Event September 10

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The WCA Hospital Center For Imaging and Wellness teams will host a FREE Breast Health event, “SHADES OF PINK”, Saturday, September 10, from 7 a.m. – Noon, at the Center For Imaging at WCA, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown (behind WCA Hospital). Parking is available by using the Allen Street parking entrance. Refreshments will be served. Free clinical breast exams will be provided during the event and individuals may schedule their mammogram screening at that time. Debbie Daniels, Nurse Practitioner, from the medical office of Patrick Collins, MD, will perform the clinical breast exams. Additional event activities will include a basket raffle, door prizes, Paint Your Nails Pink Booth and Photo Booth and chair massages. The morning will also feature vendor displays on the benefits of nutrition and breast cancer; benefits of exercise; area breast support groups; lowcost/no-cost mammography screening information; the

newest respiratory gating system at the WCA Cancer Treatment Center; breast health educational resources table; and much more. Brian Meagher, MD, board certified radiologist on staff at WCA and the hospital mammography staff will be available to answer questions on breast health prevention and treatment. “Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women,” says Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health and Wellness Director and program coordinator. “Many of us know someone in our life who has been affected by breast cancer. By hosting events such as this, we continue to raise awareness about the importance of adopting a lifelong practice of getting your annual mammogram screening. We really want to encourage women and men too, to attend this fun-filled morning and discover the vital factors of staying breast healthy.” Area agencies joining the Shades of Pink event include, Curves, YMCA of Jamestown, Allure Esthetics, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen WNY Affiliate, Jame-

The Center For Imaging team invite the public to a FREE Breast Health Event, “Shades of Pink”, Saturday, September 10, from 7 a.m. – Noon at WCA Hospital. Center For Imaging team, front row from left, Dorothy Carlson, Toni DeAngelo, Tammara Card-Hodges, Debbie Anderson, Candythe Kidder, Teresa Rogers, Jeanne Powell, Cassandra Apperson, Jean Sabulsky. Back row from left, James Dahlie, MD, Mary Lewis, Dianne Courtney-Freeman, Lyndon Gritters, MD.

stown Breast Cancer Support Group, Chautauqua County Cancer Services Program, and Lily’s Hope. Hospital staff will sell pink daffodils with proceeds donated toward digital mammography. The event will provide information on no-cost, low-cost mammogram screenings for those persons uninsured and underinsured. Tours of the

Wic Day At The Farmers Market Contributed Article Tiffani Conti

The Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market will host a free community day, WIC Day at the Farmers Market, on Friday, September 16th from 10am-3pm. Everyone is invited to visit the market and take advantage of the free activities and educational booths. A variety of interactive and educational activities will be held in the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center, 119121 West Third Street, during the weekly farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The market operates in front of the Renaissance Center every Friday through October 28. “We have teamed up with WIC and Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play to provide this event,” Tiffani Conti, DJDC Special Projects Manager said. “Our market will be open for shopping and we invite everyone to attend and take advantage of the activities and informational booths that will be on display.” Patrons will have the oppor-

tunity to enjoy learning how to cook and can fresh fruits and vegetables with the help of Cornell Cooperative Extension. The Chautauqua County Master Gardeners will be on-site teaching composting, making container gardens, and discussing how to extend your own garden season. WIC will provide an information booth along with FitWIC activities including Swat the Fly; Zoom, Zoom, Zoom; Sock ‘n Smiley; Alligator Pit; Rainbow Pieces; and Stop and Go to Music. They will also have their breastfeeding support booth available for nursing mothers. WIC encourages those participants who receive Farmer Market coupons to use them at the Jamestown Farmers Market before October 28. Those visiting the market can also enjoy milk tasting, story time for the children, and a Go! Play! Win! activity all provided by Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play funded by the New York Department of Health. DJDC invites the local youth community to participate in the Farmers Market Kids Eat

Local Challenge. Kids Eat Local Challenge is a fun contest that encourages kids to eat local. There are nine different tasks available and each entry must complete a minimum of four tasks to enter. The challenge will run through October 14th with a winner drawn at the Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market on Friday, October 21st. Three prizes will be awarded – 1st place will receive a 1 year membership to the Jamestown YMCA, kids cookbook and gardening kit; 2nd place will receive a kids gardening kit and soccer ball; and 3rd place will receive a kids cookbook and kick ball. Entry forms available online at www.discoverjamestown or at the event. The market offers an array of fresh produce, homemade baked goods, fresh-frozen meats, fresh flowers and herbs, eggs, maple and Concord grape products, honey and much more. Farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers’ market coupons, cash, checks, food stamps and VISA/Mastercard. For more information call DJDC at 664-2477 or visit www.discoverjamestown.com.

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Center For Imaging will also be offered during the event. According to the American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States, about 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2011. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, exceeded only by

lung cancer. The most recent American Cancer Society estimates for male breast cancer for 2011 is about 2,140 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among men. Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.

“This educational event is a simple yet powerful way to promote good breast health,” says Dianne CourtneyFreeman, Senior Radiologic Technologist/Certified Mammography at the Center For Imaging. “We continually encourage women to practice good breast health by having an annual mammogram screening and clinical breast exam, and perform monthly breast self-exams. These simple steps really help save lives.” The event is funded through a Susan G. Komen WNY Affiliate grant. The grant funds are used for the purpose of breast health education, breast navigation and breast screening program; and implementation of the Breast Screening for LIFE Club – a new program at WCA with the goal of increasing the rate of adherence to mammography screening practices for women 40 years of age and older. For more information on the event, please contact Toni DeAngelo at (716) 664-8677. To schedule a mammogram screening, contact the Center For Imaging & Medical Arts at WCA at (716) 664-8448. A physician order is required.

Prendergast Promotes Library Card Sign-Up Month Contributed Article Prendergast Library

September is national Library Card Sign-Up Month, and Prendergast Library is encouraging area residents to be sure a library card is in their wallet. “A library card is a ticket to opportunity,” said Library Director Catherine A. Way. Sign-Up Month coincides with the opening of the new school year and reminds parents that one way to raise readers is to take children to the library. “The most important school supply of all is a library card,” Ms. Way said. According to the director, studies show that children who are read to at home and use a library perform better in school and are more likely to rely on libraries later for

lifetime learning. At Prendergast Library, children who can write their first and last names are eligible for a library card. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child, fill out and sign the registration form, and show proof of address. Children 13 and under receive cards in the Children’s Room. “When children get their first library card, it’s a big occasion. We talk with them briefly about the joys and responsibilities of having a library card, and they receive a ‘Welcome to the Library’ packet,” said Children’s Librarian Valle Blair. Fall story times will begin in October. Besides books, Prendergast Library has downloadable audio books, audio books on CD and tape, music CDs, and puzzles for children to borrow, plus computers with educational games for

children to use while visiting the library. “We have many early childhood materials and services because the core mission of the library is to ensure the future of a literate society,” Ms. Way said. The Circulation Desk issues free library cards to adults who present one form of identification with current address. For out-of-state residents, cards cost $10 a year. Adults are encouraged to borrow materials for children in their care as well as for their own use. Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For more information about signing up for a library card, visit the library, call 484-7135, or go to the library’s Web site at www.prendergastlibrary. org.


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In an effort to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Star News Writer Liz Martin has gathered information from the staff of the Chautauqua Star. Where they were, what they remember feeling and what they were doing. As we come upon ten years since that fateful day, let us come together as a community and county to remember those that were lost. Pat Pihl (Star Staff Writer) “I was watching the Today Show getting my son ready for pre- school. I was in disbelief because I didn’t know how a plane could be high-jacked with security. There was a feeling like who was going to get hit next and what was going to happen next. I remember after I took him to pre-school, I was watching the television and it was scary because you kept hearing about more and more places getting hit.”

Amy Vercant (VP of Marketing Operations) “I was driving to work when I first heard it on the radio. Then, I got in the building and told my co-workers what I had heard. Someone went home and got a television so we could watch throughout the morning. I was in disbelief at first. I couldn’t believe what was happening. Then, I got even more worried when the plane went down in Pittsburgh because I have friends in that area.”

Scott Wise (News Editor) “I was a freshman in high school. We were in study hall. I was really worried about my cousin who worked at the Pentagon. But, once I found out he was okay, we watched the news in silence. Once the second tower was hit, they shut the TVs off so no one really knew what was going on. It’s a day I will always remember.”

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Remembering 9/11 in Chautauqua County

Special Event Set for Saturday, September 10

Contributed Article Made in America

Last year’s event made history, as two survivors of the historic flag-raising at Iwo Jima were reunited for a special unveiling of a woodcarved, life-sized replica. This year’s 9/11 Memorial Concert at the MADE IN AMERICA STORE promises to be unforgettable, as well. This FREE family event begins at 11am and continues until 8pm, featuring such popular attractions as Live Alpacas, a Bounce House, and an All-American Raffle. Plus, as was the case in 2010, it will feature music by Nashville recording artist Ricky

Lee, who will take the stage following live music by Not Quite Right and Common Ground. There will be plenty of food, too, including Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and BBQ Pulled Pork. Plus, as an added attraction for 2011, store owner Mark Andol has added the alwayspopular Dennis George, the Quizmaster, who will entertain the crowd with his challenging live game show throughout the afternoon. As a special “Thank You” to veterans, active-duty military personnel, and first-responders, the MADE IN AMERICA STORE will provide them with a 5% discount on any mer-

chandise purchased during this special 9/11 Memorial event. Since opening in April of 2010, the MADE IN AMERICA STORE has re-captured the spirit of American manufacturing… selling only products that are 100% American-made and creating American jobs in the process. It has become a movement and a symbol of America’s resurgence, garnering international media attention and busloads of customers from across the country. The MADE IN AMERICA STORE is located at 900 Maple Street in Elma, NY, and online at www.SaveOurCountryFirst.com.

By Liz Martin Star News Writer

The date, September 11th, 2001, holds a different meaning for every person in America. To all Americans, it is a date of devastation to be remembered forever. But, it is also a date that reminds us to honor our country and those lives that were lost during the attacks. So many people were affected by this disaster, and it is only right to think of those who lost their lives or loved ones. Being so far away from Ground Zero, it is hard for some Americans to find a way to be involved in honoring the efforts that followed

this catastrophe. But, there are events in the Chautauqua County area that are being held in recognition of September 11th. Jamestown Community College students and faculty will be holding a community clean-up in Jamestown, Dunkirk, and Olean. The clean-up will be held in remembrance of 9/11 and will occur near JCC’s Dunkirk campus on September 9th and on September 11th near the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. There is an exhibit open at the Jamestown Municipal Building that will be showing on September 11th and will last until the end of September. This exhibit will

be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It will show ground zero artifacts like damaged vehicles that were at the scene and even fragments of the airplanes. Exhibits like this, that are shown all across the state, are a way for people to come together and remember the tragedies of the terrorist attacks. On Saturday, November 26th, 2011, there is an “Amy King 5K run” at 8:45 AM in Celoron. Amy King was a flight attendant from the Jamestown area that was killed during the attacks. Amy King enjoyed running, so holding an event like this in her honor is a great way to remember her.


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Richard White, General Manager of Jim White’s Truck and Auto Center, shares his automotive expertise from a lifetime spent in the auto industry. What I know sitting on the opposite side of the desk, you auto know… Some people have inquired, what is the lemon law and how does it affect my purchase of a used automobile? I am going to answer this question over the next few weeks. The Used Car Lemon law protects consumers from a vehicle that has issues that may turn out to be a “lemon”. The law requires all dealers to give a purchaser a copy of a written warranty. Under the warranty, the dealer must repair, without expense to consumer, any defect of a covered part. However, there are specifics of what is and what is not covered. There are requirements to determine if a vehicle is subject to the Lemon law. First, it must be purchased after the earlier of two years from original delivery or 18,000 miles. Otherwise, it would still be subject to the New Car Lemon law. Second, it must be purchased from a licensed New York Dealer. Third, the purchase price must be a minimum of $1500. Fourth, the odometer reading must not exceed 100,000 miles. And fifth, the vehicle must be used primarily for personal purposes. The law requires specific warranty duration based on the mileage at time of purchase. If the vehicle has 18,000 to 36,000 miles, the warranty is 90 days or 4,000 miles whichever occurs first, Odometer reading of 36,001 to 79,999 miles, the warranty is 60 days or 3,000 miles whichever occurs first. And for mileage from 80,000 to 100,000, the warranty is 30 days or 1,000 miles whichever occurs first. A few key points to remember, you have no protection when you buy a vehicle from a classified ad or off the side of the street. If the vehicle has under 18,000 miles or less than two years old, it may be subject to the New Car Lemon law. Commercial vehicles and vehicles with more than 100,000 miles are not covered. To be continued…

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By Kelly Haggmark Contributing Writer

The Affordable Care Act was put into effect in March of 2010 with many items to be implemented in 2010 and 2011 with additions going into effect over the next several years. This law will have an effect on businesses as well as individuals. In this week’s article we will look at some of the changes effecting individuals.

For 2011, changes to flexible spending accounts began. This also applies to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Archer Medical Savings Accounts (Archer MSAs). You can no longer be reimbursed for over-the-counter medicines through your flexible spending account unless you have a prescription for such items. The exception to this change is for insulin. You can continue to be reimbursed for medical devices, eye glasses, contact lenses, co-pays and deductibles. Beginning in 2012 employers with 250 or more employees will be required to report the cost of health coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan on the employees’ annual W-2 forms. This reporting requirement is for information purposes only and does not mean the benefit will be taxable to the employee. Employers can voluntarily

report this in 2011 so you may see this item on your next W-2 even though the requirement does not take effect until 2012. Changes to the adoption credit for adopting a child include a raise in the credit to $13,170 per child for 2010 and the credit has been changed to a refundable credit meaning taxpayers are eligible to receive the credit even if they have no tax liability. Beginning in 2014, a tax credit will be available for premiums for health insurance purchased through an Affordable Insurance Exchange. Each state will offer health insurance through insurance exchanges designed to level the playing field in health coverage availability for individuals and small businesses. One of the objectives of exchanges is to provide a competitive marketplace for private health insurance so that people

will have access to the same insurance choices as Member of Congress. The refundable credit will be for those taxpayers that qualify and may be payable in advance directly to the insurance company to help pay the premiums. This will assist taxpayers as it eliminates the need for them to pay the full premium up front and then wait until they file their income taxes to receive the credit. Beginning in 2014, some employers will be required to offer health coverage to fulltime employees or some form of shared payment requirement may apply. Unfortunately, there is some speculation that some employers will choose noncompliance and pay the penalty imposed as they believe the cost will be lower than offering health insurance. These are just some of the areas effecting taxpayers over

the next few years as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. It is always a good idea to stay informed as to any changes that may take place each tax year. There is even the threat of complete repeal of this law depending on the next election, so stay tuned and stay informed. Kelly Haggmark is the owner of Haggmark Tax Service and is currently an Enrolled Agent enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She has 20 years of experience in the fields of tax, accounting, and auditing and is a member of the Jamestown Community College Adjunct Faculty as an entrepreneurship instructor. The content of this article is meant to provide general tax information only. Readers should consult their tax professional for advice and guidance regarding individual or business tax matters.

Determining a Franchise System’s Risk Contributed Article Liberty Tax Service

Buying a franchise is a significant investment, not unlike opening a small business. While franchisees have the advantage of a developed marketing strategy, franchisor support and successful business model already in place, they still run into some of the same problems that are plaguing the nation’s small businesses. As a result of the 2008 credit crunch, funding to small businesses and franchisees has plummeted at both community banks and major financial institutions. Lending requirements have grown more stringent, as bank representatives require applicants to have a complete, well-researched business plan in place and a significant amount of collat-

eral to prove that they will not default on a loan. With these challenges in mind, where franchisees decide to invest their hard-won funds is a matter of supreme importance. Individuals don’t want to invest in ventures or systems that will leave them empty-handed and even more indebted to lending institutions. However, with a few simple tests, prospective franchisees can determine if a franchise system is just too risky for them. According to an article in Entrepreneur magazine, one of the first things prospective franchisees should look at is a system’s unit counts. It is by far the simplest test, and will give interested buyers a quick look at whether a franchise is growing, staying the same or declining. This information can be found in item 20 of the

Franchise Disclosure Document, with which every franchisor is required to provide potential buyers. Also in the FDD is any record of prior litigation experience during the past few years. This item will give franchisees a good look at the state of franchisor-franchisee relations. If there has been a recent upswing in lawsuits, it may indicate that unit owners are struggling or failing and looking for someone to blame. This is a franchise to be avoided. Of course, prospective buyers will also want to consider a franchisor’s financials. The franchise company is required to provide their last three years’ audited financial statements, giving franchisees a window into whether the company is financially stable and has the resources for

AirSep’s Reach from the Buffalo Area is Worldwide Contributed Article Kathy O’Brien Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Right here in Western New York, AirSep Corporation will soon celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding. And for more than two decades, this vibrant company’s diverse employees have been busy designing, engineering and producing oxygen generating equipment for commercial applications as well as the needs of home and clinical care patients prescribed for supplemental oxygen therapy. From

its facilities on Creekside Drive in Amherst, AirSep has successfully built the world’s smallest oxygen devices to some of the world largest oxygen plants. With both a large medical and industrial standard product line and a wide range of experience in custom-engineered systems, AirSep meets the needs of virtually any oxygen application with marketing and sales to more than 100 countries around the globe. Among its accomplishments, AirSep’s pioneered many technological advancements, including the world’s

first truly portable oxygen concentrator (POC). AirSep was also the first company to receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) clearance for supplemental oxygen therapy patients to take these POCs onboard commercial aircraft for in-flight use while traveling AirSep offers oxygen patients, through their local oxygen suppliers, the most extensive line of home-based and ambulatory oxygen solutions. Visit AirSep today at www. airsep.com

future growth or if franchisees are struggling to pay their dues. Finally, buyers should never overlook the importance of talking to current franchisees. These individuals will give prospective franchisees an uncensored and unbiased look into what it means to be a part of a specific franchise system. “During the discovery process, we encourage prospective franchisees to review the UFOC, meet with existing franchisees and ask questions to make certain we are a match for them. Likewise, we are learning if they are a good match for us and equally reviewing their financials and professional skill set,” said Mary Jane DeJaager, Liberty Tax Area Developer. About Liberty Tax Service Liberty Tax Service is the

fastest-growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 8,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 42 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Liberty Tax Service is the only tax franchise on the Forbes “Top 20 Franchises to Start,” and ranks #1 of the tax franchises on the Entrepreneur “Franchise 500.” Each office provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, and online filing through eSmart Tax.

Brooks to Offer Insurance Information Contributed Article Brooks Memorial Hospital

Janell Sluga (Geriatric Care Manager, Certified) & Michael Pease (Get Covered Helpline Specialist) will present information at this month’s HealthQuest program regarding health care coverage options. They will provide information on options that are available for the uninsured, recently unemployed, and Medicare eligible. This includes a brief overview of insurance terminology and Medicare products, as well as a description of various programs including: COBRA,

Child and Family Health Plus, and Healthy New York. The public is invited to attend this free health informational program sponsored by Brooks Memorial Hospital, 7 PM, at the Elks Club 428 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. To make a reservation for this presentation, please call Brooks Memorial Hospital’s Community Relations Department at 363-7233 or 363-7230. Brooks Memorial Hospital is a member of the Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York.


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Cassadaga Job Corps Honors Graduating Class

Contributed Article Cassadaga Job Corps

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy recognized and celebrated the graduation of more than 60 young men and women who are now preparing to launch their careers and the rest of their life. This commencement also marked the first time that the Job Corps program has celebrated the success of their students on one day across the entire country. Many of the nation’s 124 Job Corps Centers conducted graduation ceremonies as part of National Job Corps Commencement Day. Serving as commencement speaker at this graduation was Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the Congressional Friends of Job Corps Caucus. He commended the Cassadaga Job Corps leadership and staff for providing the guidance, skill and friendship that makes each of the student success stories possible. In his remarks Higgins addressed the “great promise of America.” He discussed the life lessons he learned growing up as the son of a bricklayer, “This is a nation in which a good work ethic pro-

vided a basis from which the next generation could do better. Life’s road has adversity. It’s not where we come from but what we do with where we come from. People believe in you, now use this challenge to provide opportunity. And finally give thanks for living in a good and generous nation that makes your dreams and all of our dreams possible.” Included in the commencement exercise were several awards and scholarships recognizing top performing students from all areas of the Academy. Those recognized for top performance in Career Technical Training were Brandon Ordway for carpentry, Jeff Abell for plumbing, Rayquan Noble for painting, Justin Palmer for electrical, Ryan Gorman for certified nurse aide, Kristen Paddyfoote for Pictured above are graduates Jessica Mujica of Dunkirk, Jorge Romo of Jamestown, Pharmacy Technician, and Justin Palmer of Dunkirk and Ericka Griewisch. Photo courtesy of the OBSERVER. Troy Devendorf for culinary arts. Students that are recoghave already promoted into award for the last three years. velopment Department. The nized for top performance in new positions. Receiving the American Red Cross awarded trade are provided with a cash Zehnder-Rittling was recaward for Zehnder Rittling a college scholarship to Tasha scholarship awarded by the ognized as the Academy’s was Christine Barto, huWhite. Th e Red Cross scholCassadaga Job Corps Comemployer of the year. This man resources director; she arship is based on performunity Relations Council. manufacturer from Buffalo stated “the motivation, work mance throughout the year Smurt Skerrit was recognized has hired numerous students ethic and drive of the stuat Red Cross blood drives. A as the overall top student for over the course of the past dents who we have hired has school must meet a minimum several months. Many of achievement in academics threshold of donations and while Rosalyna Rosario was those students who have been been terrific. We will happily participation to qualify. Th e awarded with the best overall hired have received additional interview members of this graduating class if they are Academy has received this student from the Social Detraining and in some cases

seeking employment”. Forty students walked across the stage as diplomas were handed out to the graduates that were on hand to be recognized. Each student had a profile read aloud and handed flowers to family, friends and staff who supported them during their training and education. Students recognized from Chautauqua County included Nathan Carpenter of Fredonia, Tony Arndt of Jamestown, Ericka Griewisch of Dunkirk, Jessica Mujica of Dunkirk, Justin Palmer of Dunkirk, Jorge Romo of Jamestown, and Amber White of Dunkirk. This class was made up of several other Western New York students in addition to other students from throughout the state. Academy Director Ann Anderson concluded the ceremony by officially graduating the Class of 2011 and thanking all of the groups of people that have stood by the class and provided assistance and support in many different ways. She instructed the class to slide their tassels and happily requested they throw their cap into the air, to celebrate this milestone.

Behavioral Health Counseling Series Planned Contributed Article JCC

Registration is under way for a six-part behavioral health counselor training series that begins September 14 at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. Professionals, as well as others interested in counseling

topics, can enroll in the entire series or individual sessions. Tuition varies by session. The fee for the entire series is $250. All of the sessions are approved by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for CASAC, CPP, and CPS credentialing and renewal. Instructors are

Suzanne Joyce and Russ Vallone. Sessions include: Overview of Schema Therapy, 7-9 p.m., September 14 ($19 tuition); Treating Tobacco Dependence, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., September 16 ($25); Keeping Yourself Safe, 7-9 p.m., September 21 ($19); Staff Wellness Training, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., September

23 and 30 ($89); Identity and Healthy Relationships, 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, October 5-19 ($75); and Intimacy and Healthy Relationships, 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, October 26-November 16 ($89). To register, or for more information, call JCC’s Center for Continuing Education, 338.1005.

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JCC To Host Fall Open Houses Contributed Article JCC

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Campus. The programs provide collegebound students with an opportunity to learn more about JCC’s programs and services. In addition to touring the campus, visitors can explore degree and certificate programs, meet faculty and staff, learn about student services, and get information about transferability of JCC credits.

Personal assistance with completing the college’s online admissions application will be provided, and college representatives will outline financial aid opportunities. A special session is also available for undecided students. For additional information, call the JCC admissions office, 800/388-8557, or visit www. sunyjcc.edu/explorejcc.

CRYB Begins Registrations

Contributed Article CRYB

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is currently registering new and returning students for ballet classes. Classes at the area’s premier school for classical ballet training which begin September 12 will include: BEGINNING DIVISION Creative Dance (ages 4-5) PreBallet A (ages 5-6) Pre-Ballet B (ages 6-7)… In this division the primary focus is development of the child’s coordination, flexibility, listening skills and musical awareness. As the child progresses through this division there is a gradual shift to a more structured movement program. Classes meet once a week. Ballet I and II … classes emphasize proper body alignment while beginning classical ballet technique. Students attend two classes per week. INTERMEDIATE DIVISION Classes focus on understanding and executing classical ballet technique and on increased flexibility and leg and foot strength in preparation

CRYB students performing in the 2011 Spring Gala Performance at the Reg Lenna Civic Center.

for pointe work. Two years of formal ballet training is a prerequisite and placement in this level is determined by ability. Students attend three classes per week. ADVANCED DIVISION: Advanced and Pre-Professional Ballet … advanced level instruction is offered for students making a serious commitment to dance study. Emphasis is on improving technique & strength, flexibility & attack, stamina and stage presence, and preparation for a potential career in dance. Boys Division Boys ages 4 through 6 begin

in the Pre-Ballet Division. At age 7 and up boys attend Boys Class on Monday and Saturdays emphasizing strength, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. “We are extremely proud of our program of classical ballet instruction,” notes CRYB Artistic Director and Director of the School Monika Alch. Our instructors are classically trained and provide the finest in formal ballet training.” Scholarship assistance is available to a limited number of eligible students. Eligibility guidelines mirror those used by the school system to determine free/reduced lunch recipients. Special scholarships are available to male students. The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet (CRYB) is a notfor-profit organization that provides high-quality classical ballet instruction to youth throughout the Chautauqua region. CRYB produces two major productions a year Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker each December and a Spring performance featuring all the students of the program.

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Central Business Office Wins Award For Excellence Contributed Article E2CCB

The Erie 2-ChautauquaCattaraugus BOCES (E2CCB) Central Business Office, under the leadership of Tracy Smith-Dengler, Central Business Office Manager, was one of two winners of this year’s Hodgson Russ Award for Excellence in Collaboration. The award is presented annually by the Erie County Association of School Boards, which represents the 29 school districts in Erie County. The Hodgson Russ Award for Excellence in Collaboration, established in 2005, recognizes collaborative school programs that are unique, exemplary, and have the potential to be replicated elsewhere. It was presented to Ms. Smith-Dengler at the recent ECASB annual dinner meeting. The Central Business Office was established during the 2008-09 school year through a partnership between the E2CC BOCES and the Brocton, Chautauqua Lake, Fredonia, Ripley, Silver Creek and Westfield Central School Districts. It began operating at the beginning of the 200910 school year. The Central Business Office represents a cooperative effort between the E2CC BOCES and several of its component school districts to fulfill several objectives – to save taxpayer money by consolidating some busi-

ness-related functions and responsibilities; to improve service by ensuring that a single person’s absence would not present challenges for a school district’s central office operations; and to ensure the segregation of duties required by state regulations. Temporarily located at Brocton Elementary School, the E2CCB-operated Central Business Office offers four services on an a la carte basis to participating districts — Accounts Payable, Payroll, Claims Auditing, and Purchasing — and it is already expanding to other schools. “The Central Business Office has successfully allowed some partners to save on salary and benefit expenses, and also has enabled all partners to improve segregation-of-duty requirements. The program demonstrates how school districts can work cooperatively to both save on expenses and improve controls relating to central office processing. Although the E2CC BOCES derived much from central business offices across New York state, this is the first such program in Western New York, yet it already serves as a mentor resource for other agencies within the region,” Ms. Smith-Dengler said. The second award was presented to Cleveland Hill Union Free School District in Cheektowaga for a partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo to expand programs offered to

its students. “These award winners show how collaboration can sustain and improve services, even in our current difficult fiscal climate,” said Jack Semler, president of Promoting Partnerships in Public Education Inc., the charitable arm of the Erie County Association of School Boards. Its sole focus is on promulgating collaboration among school districts and partnering entities to reduce costs and optimize efficiencies while sustaining programs and services. Mr. Semler, who serves on the Clarence Board of Education, pointed out that the Central Business Office collaboration is a prime example of how to maximize opportunities to provide essential business office services at lower cost. “Districts have always looked for ways to reduce costs through restructured back office functions and leveraged volume purchases through BOCES. However the need for aggressive pursuit of savings opportunities has never been greater as districts look to new ways to share personnel and infrastructure while maintaining services at an optimal level, but at reduced cost. This is a great example of working together to successfully circumvent the obstacles of diminished resources and funding which ultimately may preserve dollars for the classroom. These efforts are to be recognized and applauded,” he said.

Registration Open for Children’s Music Program

Pathways to Music to be held in Campus & Community Children’s Center Contributed Article SUNY Fredonia School of Music

Please join us for the Fourth Annual Educational Conference to increase your knowledge on the latest innovative practices in the areas of autism, mental health, challenging behaviors, and services for individuals with development disabilities. YVONNE CONTE, AUTHOR AND CORPORATE CULTURE EXPERT “THE POSITIVE POWER OF HUMOR.” Learn how humor and joy improves communication, stimulates creativity, builds confidence, promotes good health, encourage problem solving, help overcome fear, increases productivity and reduces stress.

AL CONDELUCI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UCP/CLASS OF PITTSBURGH “CULTURAL SHIFTING: UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL CAPITAL.” Al’s presentation introduces the element of culture, focuses on potency for change, and offers strategies for implementing cultural shifting in one’s own organization or life.

Support TRC’s mission and enjoy our educational program by registering either online or using our printable registration form at resourcecenter.org.

$179.00 Two Day Registration (Both days w/ light breakfast & lunch) $139.00 One Day Registration (One day w/ light breakfast & lunch) 200 Dunham Avenue Jamestown, New York 14701

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The Musical Journeys Program of the Fredonia School of Music continues its exciting new program for children and parents to discover the joys of experiencing music while singing, moving, listening, dancing, and playing. Pathways to Music is designed for children ages 6 months through 5 years old. Each class is a combination of age-appropriate musical activities including songs, finger plays, dances, bouncing games, circle games, instrument exploration, lullabies and more. In a playful manner, children will be gaining a wide appreciation of music while developing language, motor, creative and social skills. The weekly classes are for one child and one accompanying parent or guardian. Three classes will be offered this fall. Pioneers (ages 6 to 24 months) will meet on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am; Explorers (2 and 3 year-olds) will meet on Saturdays from 10:00 to 10:45 am; and Adventurers (4 and 5 year olds) will meet on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:00 pm. Total cost for the 10 week course is $95 for Pioneers and $125 for Explorers and Adventurers. Beginning the week of September 14, all classes will be held in the gymnasium of the Campus & Community Children’s

Kay Barlow leads children and family members in class.

Center on the SUNY Fredonia Campus. The curriculum used for Pathways to Music is a holistic approach to age-specific early childhood music education, modeled after “First Steps in Music” by Dr. John Feierabend of the University of Hartford. Faculty members for Pathways to Music have extensive training and experience. Sonja Inglefield holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Music Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. She spent almost ten years teaching early childhood music on the Peabody Preparatory faculty and in the Baltimore City Schools before moving to western New York. Kay Barlow holds Level 1 Certification from the Center for Music and Young Children and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, in addi-

tion to Masters of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees. She was a recipient of the 2005 Chautauqua County Early Childhood Award for Excellence in teaching. “In Pathways to Music, children are encouraged to explore creative expression,” says Ms. Inglefield. “Every year, there is more and more research confirming the positive influence of music and movement on the healthy development of children. Even a very young child can benefit from the stimulation of a musical environment. Having a stress-free, enjoyable time in your week is healthy for parents too!” For more information and registration forms, please visit www. fredonia.edu/music/community/pathways or call Sonja Inglefeld at 673-3599


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Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and the Like

Randy DeVaul

When I visited Minneapolis not long ago, in my attempt to get a rental car the agent asked me where I was from. I stated that I lived near Buffalo. The

agent leaned over the counter and said with all sincerity, “I am so sorry; you get so much snow!” Of course, I would rather have the snow than the -50 below zero temperatures, but I guess it’s all a matter of perception. Living in Western New York conjures up perceptions of winter and snow-slamming. We don’t usually think about hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, or even extreme heat (like the Southwest) or extreme cold (like the Northwest) since these events rarely occur as weather-related or natural events. Regardless of the event, though, we can be assured of potential safety and

health hazards for which we should be prepared. During and immediately following a natural event requires being prepared for no electricity. We should always have a ‘stash’ of nonperishable foods and liquids, always mindful of any expiration dates and rotating items periodically to keep things useable. Also consider what caused the electricity to go out. Any downed power lines or falling tree limbs and other debris create another whole level of hazards and dangers. It’s not just a matter of ‘clean up,’ but a matter of personal and family safety. Keep one wired landline

telephone nearby. Wireless phones are great, as long as there is power. VOIP phones are great, as long as there is power. The old standby ‘wired’ phone works without power, as long as there is still an existing phone line. On that note, cell phones offer a good back-up system but in any emergency, systems get overloaded or towers are damaged and still there is no ‘outside’ communication. If you have to evacuate or if there is damage to your home, know how to turn off gas lines feeding into the house to reduce the risk of leaks and/or explosions. If your house was flooded, don’t simply ‘turn

on the lights’ on your return home if your breaker box and wiring has been submerged. The inside of your breaker box does not dry quickly and you don’t want an arc of electrical current – pretty rainbow of colors, but not wanted. While we’re discussing going back home, depending on the event you want to be careful about the structural integrity of your house. If it has been moved from its foundation, shaken, or drowned in feet of water, it may not be safe to enter it, in the first place. You may need a home inspector, fire department, or building inspector to look at it first. Pets must be considered. You

shouldn’t simply leave your pets to fend for themselves, especially if you don’t know how long you have to be away. Contact the SPCA or other organizations that can provide information on what to do with pets during an emergency. Don’t be caught off-guard. Plan now to keep you and yours safe, whether home or away. Randy DeVaul (safetypro@ roadrunner.com) is an experienced safety professional and emergency response instructor in Westfield, NY. Comments are always welcome.

I can’t understand how the index card became the go-to size for recipes – they’re too small for me. I like having an 8 ½” X 11” sheet of paper I can slip into an office-sized page protector and keep in a binder of favorites. That way, I can take it out and not worry about flying globs of butter ruining a treasured original. For this, I scanned and shrank the original recipe and added it as an accent in the upper right corner of the page. The font for the recipe itself is Pea Katherine (available at kevinandamanda.com for FREE!) as a tribute to Nana (her name was Casimira, a Polish version of Catherine.) The handwritten style looks perfect for a recipe or any kind of journaling. The “Ingredients” and “Directions” came from the Shabby Princess Holiday Recipe Collection (shabbyprincess.com, FREE!) I added the background paper next. It’s actually an “index card” journaling block I stretched to fill in the gaps and continue with the theme of the project. I wanted to add a better-looking photo of the cheesecake than I could create, so I looked to the internet. Be

prepared to find something other than food items if you Google “Cheesecake Photos.” I just HAD to add the vintage picture of Nana at the beach in her bikini after I stopped laughing at my online mistake. If she was still with us, she’d scream at me for putting a picture of her in a bathing suit in the newspaper. I’m looking forward to hearing about this in the great beyond. The recipe is available on the SunsetScrapbooks.com blog. It’s perfect for parties and family occasions, but it’s not diet food. What do you like to make? How do you share family recipes with a personal touch? Send me a message at awalterich@sunsetscrapbooks. com and you may be featured in an upcoming column. This week’s FREE pick : Kevinandamanda.com for an extensive collection of FREE scrapbooking fonts and photography tips. Anne Walterich is the owner of Sunset Scrapbooks, an album design and photo preservation service. She can be reached at 716-907-0219 or at SunsetScrapbooks.com.

Basically, this chapter is warning us to not destroy our good example as a follower of Christ by giving someone weaker an excuse to sin. It’s human nature to look around and use others’ decisions to rationalize our own, even if it hurts us! So, let’s put this in context. You have to decide what kind of example you want to be and how important alcohol is in your life. While you may “not be drinking to get drunk”…it can happen. If the legal limit

for a DWI is approximately 2 drinks per hour, is one only half-drunk? Do you really need alcohol to socialize or relax? These are questions that you must ask yourself as well as pray to God about understanding in this area. If you are truly seeking to do God’s will, He will reveal what’s right.

kids to school with a Snickers bar and a can of Mountain Dew for breakfast. I saw mothers, who knew better, send their children to school with clothes that were terribly dirty. Parents let kids wear shorts in the winter and walk to school. Most of the time it had nothing to do with poverty because I would see the parents talking on cell phones and so on. Now I have also worked with many wonderful mothers who are virtuous. The point that I am making is that our homes have departed from Biblical principles and our kids, marriages, and communities have suffered for it

dearly. Women’s liberation doctrine has destroyed the God given value of women. Suddenly, I feel like watching an episode of “Little House on the Prarie.” When a woman rejects this role in the home she is rejecting a Christ-like calling. A woman thinks it’s degrading to serve the home but Jesus washed the disciples’ feet. Women don’t like the thought of serving the table but Jesus served the communion bread by breaking His body. Women that sow to motherhood and homecare will reap God’s abundant blessing.

Scrapbooking Today By Anne Walterich Contributing Writer

I’d like to think I’m a fairly intelligent person, with several skills, a couple of talents and a knack for turning anything into a craft project. I’d like to think that with some tools, some supplies and a few basic principles I can make anything. Except food. I love collecting cookbooks, even though I’ve never made a recipe out of most of them. If I could only absorb the countless hours of the Food Network and Cooking Channel I’ve watched and somehow, through the osmosis of the airwaves become as competent in the kitchen as Giada DeLaurentiis, I’d be thrilled. Instead, when it comes to the culinary arts, I’d rather consume than create. According to Jim, I can’t even boil water correctly. Though my family and the Smoke Alarm Manufacturers of America may argue otherwise, I’m not completely incompetent in the kitchen. Truthfully, I’ll be

the first to admit that I’m no domestic goddess. My late Nana, though, was an excellent cook and a phenomenal baker. She used so much butter in her cooking it made anything by Paula Deen look like Lean Cuisine. Her pierogies were tiny little pockets of cheesy, doughy bliss covered in sour cream. Every year my sister, cousins and I looked forward to getting “Nana Cake” for our birthdays. I think a part of her died inside when I became a vegetarian, and she was almost horrified when I began my 6-month stint as a vegan in college. Around that time she made me one of her famous cheesecakes, and I brought it back to my apartment. I was not about to eat it, yet I could not throw it away. My roommates enjoyed their fair share, but we were all very respectful of personal boundaries in the refrigerator. I threw the remainder out about a week later. I found out that there was a “George Costanza” conversation between my friends about that cake, and, alas, no one could bring themselves to eat it like an eclair, right out of

the garbage can. I now eat dairy and eggs again, and have made the famous cheesecake recipe several times. My photocopied recipe in Nana’s handwriting is grease-stained, faded and

difficult to read now. I wanted to incorporate it into a new copy of the recipe, so I brought out my digital scrapbooking skills to make a more functional page for my personal cookbook.

Keeping the Faith Pastor, I need a miracle in my life. How can I get one?

By Rev. Michael Lokietek Family Church of Chautauqua County

Dear Pastor, I was raised in a non-drinking Christian

household and am away at college now. Isn’t it o.k. to drink if you’re not drinking to get drunk? Your question brings up several issues that are often discussed within the Body of Christ. First, let’s address the “alcohol as sin” issue. Although the Bible doesn’t come right out and say that drinking alcohol is sin, we must examine what God does say, and come to the best conclusion that we can. First…let’s get this out of the

way. There’s very little debate about being drunk. The Bible says that we aren’t to be drunk or a heavy drinker. Ephesians 5:18, amongst other scriptures (1 Col. 5:11, Rom. 13:13, and Gal. 5:17), indicates, “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Another translation (NLT) says not to be drunk because “it will ruin your life.” Chapter 1 in Titus gives us the qualifications of a church elder (a person in a position of authority) including not be-

ing “given to wine” or in other words, a heavy drinker. The Bible also talks about being an example to others including to those who may be struggling in a particular area. In Romans 14 the Apostle Paul indicates that we’re to consider those weaker than us when making decisions about how we live our lives. Romans 14:21 says that it’s not good to “…eat meat or drink wine or do anything by which your brother stumbles, or is offended or is made weak.”

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Marriage Dynamics Part 12- The Virtuous Woman

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church of the Southern Tier

Today we will continue our discussion on the virtuous woman as described in Prov-

erbs 31:10-31. Last week we saw that the woman of high character is of great value and precious in the eyes of the Lord. Verses 11-12 say, “The heart of her husband does safely trust in her…she will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” We see that the beginning of a godly wife is that she values her integrity. Her lifestyle is based upon acts of kindness out of love towards her spouse. Remember: We have already shown how the Bible tells us that the need of every man is honor and the need of every woman is love. These verses tell a woman how to honor

her husband. Proverbs 31:13-16 speak of the woman’s role in the home. Space does not allow but it speaks of the woman’s leading role in serving the home in terms of food and clothing. Verse 13 says, “…she works willingly with her hands.” In context it is speaking of preparing food and clothes for her husband and kids to be fed and warm. Men should help but a woman should lead the way in caring for the home. Can’t you just imagine the feminists rolling their eyes at me right now? Our society has criticized and mocked Biblical values

regarding a woman’s role and importance. As a result we have fewer and fewer women trying to make their home a better place for children. In the not-so-distant-past women used to prepare wholesome meals for their families and make sure their kids were adequately clothed. Now days some moms sit their kids down in front of the video game with a bag of potato chips and call it dinner. And we wonder why a quarter of all kids are obese and on hyperactivity medicine. I saw this first hand as an elementary school teacher. I would see moms send their


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r , By Joe Gustafson w way. Lakewood YMCA Personal Trainer r vide If you are like most folks who work a 40 hour work week, and have a busy lifestyle, you’re lucky if you get 6 or 7 hours of good sleep per night. Understanding how imporor tant sleep is to your every day life, can help you to live a @ more fulfilling healthier life. eri- Here is the scary truth on how nd important a good nights rest c- really is to our body. Sleep is one of those tasks that does so much for our bodies with the least amount of physical work. When we are even a few hours sleep deprived, the ability to handle stress is reduced, affects our mood, causes weight gain, energy levels drop and your ability to think clearly is affected. Understanding what happens to our bodies when we hit the hay will hopefully put it at the top of your priority list. When we are sleeping, your mind is still busy at work overseeing a wide variety of biological maintenance tasks that keep us running in top condition and prepare you for the day ahead. One fact to be aware of is that it’s not the quantity of hours we sleep, but more

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importantly the quality of hours we sleep. There are several stages that our bodies go through during the night, and it is important that we enter all of them. 2 types of sleep: 1) NON REM SLEEP (4 stages) 2) REM SLEEP (DREAM SLEEP) 4 stages of NON REM sleep 1. Transition to sleep- stage 1 lasts about 5 minutes. Eyes move slowly under the eye lids, muscle activity slows down, and you are easily awakened. 2. Light sleep- This is the first stage of true sleep, lasting from 10-25 minutes. Eye movement stops, heart rate slows, and body temperature decreases. 3. Deep sleep- You’re difficult to awaken, and if you are awakened, you do not adjust immediately and often feel groggy and disoriented for several minutes. 4. More intense deep sleep- The deepest stage of sleep. Brain waves are extremely slow. Blood flow is directed away from the brain and towards the muscles, restoring physical energy. REM SLEEP- Dream Sleep- About 70 to 90 minutes

after falling asleep, you enter REM sleep, where dreaming occurs. Eyes move rapidly. Breathing is shallow. Heart rate and blood pressure increase. Arm and leg muscles are paralyzed. Most people would think that we slowly fall asleep and enter deep sleep, and then slowly come out of deep sleep until we wake up in the morning. Actually, and interesting enough, our bodies go through the above stages of sleep, cycling through non REM sleep and REM sleep over and over again, each cycle lasting around 90 minutes and completing about 4 cycles per night of full sleep. Knowing this information, think about how you feel when you wake up each morning? Are you refreshed, or is it painful and hard to get moving in the morning? It could be that you are waking up in the middle of a sleep cycle when you are in deep sleep ( stages 3 and 4) Set your alarm to get up about 90 minutes earlier so you wake up in the beginning of a cycle. You will feel more refreshed if this happens to be the case. Just as deep sleep renews the body, REM sleep renews the

mind. REM sleep plays a key role in learning and memory. During REM sleep, your brain consolidates and processes the information you’ve learned during the day, forms neural connections that strengthen memory, and replenishes its supply of neurotransmitters, including feel-good chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that boost your mood during the day. To get more mind and moodboosting REM sleep, try sleeping an extra 30 minutes to an hour in the morning, when REM sleep stages are longer. Improving your overall sleep will also increase your REM sleep. If you aren’t getting enough deep sleep, your body will try to make it up first, at the expense of REM sleep. Most of us who feel sleep deprived, think that we can make up for lack of sleep during the week by sleeping in on the weekends. Making up a few hours of sleep on the weekends is not enough to get back on track and its an unhealthy cycle to be living this way. Our sleep is like a bank account and our bodies always need to be balanced. If you lose an hour of sleep, we need to make that hour up

somewhere down the line. A good idea to bank more hours is to pay your sleep debt back a little each night. Go to bed an hour earlier each night and you will feel much better by the end of the week or when you have paid off your sleep debt! Tips of encouraging a better night sleep each night: 1) stay away from Caffeine- Caffeine consumed after 2pm can leave you tossing and turning and affecting your time it takes to fall asleep each night. 2) Invest in a better mattressSleep experts have shown that spending at least 500 dollars on a quality mattress made for a much better night sleep than those who spent less. Although you do get what you pay for when it comes to bedding, spending more than 500 dollars showed no more significant benefit. 3) Stay Consistant- Going to bed and getting up at the same time each night allows your body to adjust to a routine allowing the sleep cycles to be completed without interruption. 4) Nap during the day to make up for lost sleep- be careful with this one as too much sleep during the

day can keep you up at night. Limit your naps to 30 minutes and do this in the early afternoon. Another great tip is to naturally program your own sleep schedule. Find time when you can go to bed and naturally wake up, with NO ALARM clock! If your sleep deprived, this may take a a couple weeks to fully adjust and you will begin to set your biological clock. Many of us want to sleep as little as possible—or feel like we have to. There are so many things that seem more interesting or important than getting a few more hours of sleep. But just as exercise and nutrition are essential for optimal health and happiness, so is sleep. The quality of your sleep directly affects the quality of your waking life, including your mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, and even your weight. No other activity delivers so many benefits with so little effort! Read this article and other articles on fitness, health, and exercise at ChautauquaFitness.com

The Y Urges Healthier Habits for Kids During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Contributed Article Jamestown YMCA

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the Jamestown Area YMCA is reminding parents about the importance of incorporating regular physical activity and healthier eating habits into their children’s lives. Childhood obesity rates have soared over the last few decades. Nationally, one in three children is obese or overweight, while 26.6 percent of high school students were overweight or obese in New York, according to the United

States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More alarming, obesity puts children at risk for chronic diseases often seen in adults, such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes. This health crisis sheds light on the need to provide children and their parents with the resources and the support they need, emphasizing that small steps can lead to big results to reverse the trend. One key to fighting childhood obesity is prevention. Regular physical activity – 60 minutes a day for children – and nutritious foods like

fruits, vegetables and whole grains can lower children’s chances of becoming obese

or overweight and developing chronic diseases. It’s important to note that 60 minutes

of physical activity can be achieved through a number of activities throughout the entire day – it doesn’t have to be done all at once. As a leading nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that getting kids more active and allowing them to play is an important factor in improving their health. The Jamestown Area YMCA offers programs focusing on health and wellness, sports, aquatics, and others in order to help with this epidemic. “At the Y, we know that many families struggle to

find the time and resources to eat healthier and set aside time for physical activity every day,” said Meg Pickard, Jamestown YMCA wellness director. “So we tailor our programs to meet the needs of families in the community to help make the healthier choice an easier choice.” To learn more about the Jamestown Area YMCA programs, please contact the Jamestown YMCA at 6642802 or the Lakewood YMCA at 763-0303 or visit www. jamestownymca.org.

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This week we are featuring “ Church”. She is a short hair, 3 year old black kitty. She is sweet and has a gentle nature. Church has beautiful gold eyes that are just begging you to pet her. She has been spayed, has all her shots and is microchipped. Black cats are considered lucky in some societies and she is just waiting to bring some to you. Church also qualifies for our 30 cats for $30 special, so hurry in before it is too late!

Mr. Beardsley has been adopted!!

2825 Strunk Road • Jamestown 716-665-2209 • cchs@spcapets.com 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.

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Ironmen Open Inaugural Season Friday Night By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

The Jamestown Ironmen will open their 2011-12 season Friday night that will cap an unusual offseason for the entire franchise, top to bottom. “It’s been an uphill battle in such a short period of time,” head coach Dan Daikawa said. “We’ve had to find billet families for the players, team sponsors, and just a lot of little things that started slow. But we’ve had everyone in the town fighting for us and in the end everything worked out better than I expected.” It was just four months ago when owner Kenji Yamada moved thenMotor City Metal Jackets here to Jamestown to become the Ironmen. A whirlwind offseason from overhauling the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena to putting together a new roster will finally come to an end Friday night when the Ironmen open their inaugural season in the North American Hockey League with a 7 p.m. date with the Chicago Hitmen, a team that won just nine of their 58 games last season. Basically comprised of a new roster themselves, the Ironmen will rely on a select few players from last year’s squad, including captain Aaron Scheppelman. A defenseman, Scheppelman had a huge season last year, finishing second on the team with a plus/minus rating of +24, which was also tied for 17th best in the NAHL last year. “Naming a captain was the question I asked right away,” Daikawa said. “But I sat back and watched the guys and when you have 27 players at camp, somebody has to take control. Aaron was that guy. He’s not a real vocal guy, but his presence is certainly felt.”

Head coach Dan Daikawa (right) instructs his team at training camp last week. The Ironmen begin their season in Chicago tomorrow night. (Photo submitted by Phil Genco, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena)

Also returning are assistant captains Jon Smith and Drew Slaton. Smith’s 13 goals, along with forward Anthony Coles are the leading returning scorers for the Ironmen. “When I text him (Smith) he’s call everyone on the team and get people organized,” Daikawa said. “He just sort of takes everything and runs with it. He’s even trying to get a bowling league together to give the boys something to do in their free time.” Slaton scored three goals and had 11 points in 17 games for Motor City last season after coming over in a trade from the St. Louis Bandits in early February. “He’s (Slaton) the guy in the middle of the room doing sit-ups,” Daikawa said. “All three of these guys (the captains) are different, but they’re the right guys. I kind of wanted a younger guy to bring along as one of the captains, but these three were

getting better every day. So it’s you obvious choices.” In between the pipes will be goaltender don’t have to win your first six, but Joe Ballmer, who posted a 9-7-2 record you’re going to have to win your last six and that’s kind of what we’re telllast season in 19 appearances. He had a .900 save percentage and a 3.02 goals ing the guys right now.” against average, which led the team. Community Scoring “Joey is a huge team guy,” Daikawa The team will have to replace some said. “The boys love him and that big time goal scorers, including trust there with him is huge. He Cody Wydo, who led the league in doesn’t have a whole lot of experience, goals (41) and assists (50) last season but he’s going to have a big year for us which earned him a Division I scholand be the backbone of this defense.” arship at Robert Morris. After playing back-to-back games “You just don’t see guys like Wydo in against the Hitmen Friday and Satthis league,” Daikawa said. “He was a urday nights, the Ironmen will play special talent.” in the NAHL Showcase from Sept. The team also lost Steve Brancheau 14-18, where they’ll play four games and Andrew Graves, a pair of 25+ in Blaine, Minn. From there, they’ll goalscorers, but this is nothing new play four more road games before re- to junior hockey teams. turning to Jamestown for their home Smith, Slaton and Coles give the opener Oct. 7 against Port Huron. team a solid group of veteran “Being a coach, my goal is to win a forwards to lean on. All three were championship,” Daikawa said. “But in order to do that we have to keep Continued on pg 9

Berg Points To Positives As Jammers Close Out 2011 Season By Owen McGuinness Star Sports Writer

The Jamestown Jammers played their last game of the season this past Sunday versus the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, taking an 8-5 loss. While it was a hard last few games for the team as a whole, the end of the season marks a new beginning for the Jammers as they prepare next year. Dave Berg has been the team manager for two years. In sitting down with him at Russell Diethrick Park prior to Friday night’s game, he had a lot to say about not only the team, but also the community supporting them. “I don’t like going into failures too much,” Berg said. “Baseball is a game consisting of failures and mistakes many times. Offensively, if a batter hits three out of 10 times, he’s a great hitter, but 30 percent isn’t a great average for many other things.” Berg remained confident that progress has been and will continue to be made, thanks in part to the challenges faced by the team this year. “The biggest thing is getting the guys on the team to not make as many mental and fundamental mistakes,” Berg said. “We get a lot of guys from college as well as all over the world, including a lot of guys who come from Central America. It’s pretty much everyone’s first time playing at this level and we’re a big developmental team. With that said, base running and playing defensively have been our toughest areas.”

With an overall team batting average of .246, the Jammers finished tied for ninth place with Williamsport and Lowell out of 14 teams in the New York-Penn League. Offensively in 75 games, the team had 276 RBI, 625 hits, and 333 runs. The teams winning percentage was .467. “We’re playing a few games short of .500, and ideally you’d like to be playing at least .500 — so we’re close but we made a lot of mistakes this year too,” Berg said. “That’s not to say we didn’t have a lot of good games because we did. “Really what’s important is that these guys go out and play everyday

and having guys getting to bat and pitch as well as they can. With fans supporting them, whether it be at home or away, that’s really what it’s all about.” Berg was also adamant about how the team’s practice schedule was new for many players. “This team is a big first step in a lot of these guys’ careers,” Berg said. “We practice everyday, whereas a lot of the players never practiced daily before. It makes a big difference.” While the Jammers fell short of making the playoffs this year, Berg was enthusiastic about the progress that has been made; which he claims is nothing short of rewarding for the

staff and the players. “Everyday is a highlight out here,” he said. “I get to see these guys develop into good players. You can see these guys making improvements each and every time they play. That’s what makes this fun — winning and losing are simply not everything, it’s about getting better and enjoying the sport you’re playing.” Fans of the Jammers certainly contribute to this attitude. While Berg admits their have always been empty seats during home games, a lot of energy still comes from the stands seating all the locals who’ve come out to root their home team on. There are a few locals who can even boast to have never missed one game. “We’ve got people who come to every game. Eventually you get to know them from seeing them so much and that really makes a difference during a home game.” While the Jammers lost the last 4 games of the season, Berg didn’t acknowledge this as a total failure. “Everyday is an enjoyment with the team,” he said. “Not even regarding just baseball, but also with the team as a group of young guys coming together. Seeing everyone grow up has been a very rewarding experience everyday here.” In our season wrap-up for the Jamestown Jammers, turn to page five to check out final player stats, as well as playoff information on the NYP League. For additional information on the team you can check out the Jammers’ official Web site at www. jamestownjammers.com.

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Labor Day Weekend Special At Stateline Speedway By Glenn Slocum Contributing Writer

Hot and humid defined the weather as the Super Late Models, E-Mods, Crate Late Models, Outlaw Cadets and Super Challengers concluded their racing at Stateline for 2011. The points ended last week making Saturday night all about the bragging rights and winners purse. The UEMS sanctioned the E-Mod event and 28 cars were on hand to try for a feature starting spot. Steve Kania won his third Outlaw Cadet feature of the season in a green to checkers run. A spin at the end of the first lap brought out the yellow, as Kania led with Paul Schreckengost second and Ryan Scott third. Two laps after the restart Mike Moore and Dave Will had problems in turn four for the second yellow. One lap later Chad Schauers caused caution three. Kania was firmly in control extending his lead on every lap. Mike Moon stopped on the edge of the speedway for caution four with eight laps

complete. Kania, Schreckengost and Tommy Fox were the top three. With two to go Kania led by a straight and Scott had passed Fox for third. It was all Kania at the checkers his third win of the season. A footrace between qualified Super Late drivers saw Pete Alspaugh win the $500 dollar prize. Super Late Model driver Dave Scott chased Boom Briggs for twenty-five laps before lap traffic forced Briggs up the speedway giving Scott the pass and five laps later the $3,000 win, It was Scott’s third win of the season. Briggs and Scott were the front row wrapping up their racing season. Dick Barton and Darrell Bossard were in row two with Doug Eck and Chad Valone in row three. Andy Boozel last night’s winner was starting 21st. Dennis Lunger, Jason Morell and Chuck Parker tangled on lap one sending Morell to the pits. Briggs led Scott by a car length at the close of lap one with Barton third, Eck fourth and Bump Hedman fifth.

The nine cars were running nose to tail on the bottom of the speedway. The leaders moved into lap traffic on lap 12 then a spin by Nathan Short one lap later caused caution two. Boozel entered the pits during the yellow. Stateline Late Model Point champ Dutch Davies and Pete Alspaugh caused caution three on the restart. Davies pulled his car into the pits as the yellow flew. Eck began pressing Scott for the runner up spot right after the restart. Eck tried the low side then moved up the speedway to try there. Eck tried to charge in under Scott and Scott closed the door ending Eck charge. Barton was now in position to test Eck and Briggs extended his lead. over Scott . Lap traffic pushed Briggs up the speedway and Scott was able to close and make the pass with just five laps remaining in the event. Scott ran the final laps unchallenged for his third win and the $3,000 first place prize. In a Crate Late Model race marred by several cautions Chad Valone got his first

Crate win. Valone passed Chad Silleman near the midway point of the race then held off a late race charge by Kyle Scott for the win. Silleman led the first lap with Wendell Pinckney second and T.J. Downs third. Kevin Decker was the first to have problems causing caution number one. Downs did a spin on the restart for yellow two. Valone moved up to occupy the third spot with Bob Dorman fourth and Kyle Scott fifth. Brian Haggerty spun to a stop in turn two for yellow three. Valone was second after the restart and Pinckney fell back to fourth with Scott third. As the laps wound down, Valone was having troubles closing, but the yellow flag helped because of a spin by Adam Ashcroft. Downs collected Ashcroft on the restart for yellow number four. The fifth yellow involved four cars. The restart ended with another multicar yellow. Lap 16 was completed with a new leader. Valone won the race to turn one. Silleman lost stow more spots as

Scott took second and Dorman third. Scott was glued to Valone’s bumper. Brian Haggerty caused caution six. Five laps remained and Scott was now alongside Valone for the restart. Valone held off Scott on the restart as the field all moved to the low groove. Scott tried the outside on the final lap and ended up losing the second spot to Dorman as Valone won his first Crate Late Model feature. Stateline E-Mod point Champ Greg Johnson led every lap of the UEMS Labor Day Special for his third win of the season as Scott Gurdak, Dave Hess Jr. and Dan Davies battled for the number two spot won by Gurdak. Six cars were collected in a first lap incident. Johnson, Gurdak and Davies were the leaders. Chad Ramsey ruined the next restart with a spin in turn one. The third attempt saw seven cars tangle coming to the green and one car spun on the next attempt. A lap was finally completed on the fifth attempt but the yellow

followed after Kyle Bedell had problems in turn three. The race finally seemed to settle down as Johnson led with Gurdak three car lengths back. Dave Hess took third from Davies. Hess and Davies make contact on lap ten as they battled for the third spot. With eight laps left the battle was for second between Hess and Gurdak. Gurdak would not budge for the inside as Hess tried every line for the pass. Johnson won the event in heavy lap traffic capping his Championship season with his third win of the season. Kyle Jackson made a green to checkers run to win the Super Challenger Special his third win of the season. Jackson, Roger Hall and Austin Karash were the early leaders in the Super Challenger Special. Karash took sole ownership of second as Hall faded to fifth. Rick Sperry stopped up against the front stretch wall with six of the ten laps complete. Jackson, Karash, Chad Bender and Dustin Lamb were the leaders. Jackson cruise to the victory his third in 2011.

Racing Cancelled At Eriez Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway Wraps Up 2011 Season five, James-Paul Weisser and Devon Moore Championships Rescheduled For Saturday By Branden Kaczay fourth, sped off from the rest of the finished in fifth. By Jay Pees

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Eriez Speedway will crown the 2011 season point’s champions Saturday night, after weather forced cancellation of last Sunday’s championships. The Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model championship took an unexpected turn last Sunday night as point’s leader Dave Hess Jr. won the feature but then experienced problems prior to the start of the makeup feature and gained zero points. As a result, second running Mike Knight, the defending track champion, is within striking distance for the championship if Hess has similar problems this week. 2005 champion Andy Kania rides third in the points 107 in front of fifth running Dave Lyon. With a major accident at the start of the Bonnell Collision Center FASTRAK Late Models removing defending champion Max Blair for that event and the makeup event, Kyle Zimmerman is on the verge of his first-ever championship at Eriez, holding a 173 point edge over John Volpe with Blair 154 points in arrears of Volpe in third, despite dominating the season with seven feature wins.

Joel Watson, who enjoys an 89-point lead over Mike Knight, paces the Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods. For both drivers the championship would be the first for them in E-Mod competition at Eriez. Knight, a former Super Late Model Champion, holds a 16 point edge over third-running Dave Hess Jr, also a former Super Late Model champion and currently the Super Late Model leader. Chris Ottaway currently leads the Dan’s Rt. 8 Boardwalk Bar & Grill Limited Late Models although he has yet to score a feature win this season. Ryan Scott, a five-time winner, is second, 46 points behind the leader and is well within striking distance of the lead and championship. 143 points behind Scott is Andy Kania, 2010’s Rookie of the Year in the class. Six-time winner Joey Buccola leads the Hunter Truck Sportsman title chase by 183 points over Wade Watson, winless on the season. 30-points behind Watson, is the winner of the five remaining features, Ben burgess Jr. 2010 Rohrer Trucking Street Stock Champion Chris Withers currently leads the points chase with veteran driver Pat McGuire a mere 26-points

behind. Withers has three wins on the season while McGuire has but one. Greg Fenno is 55-points behind McGuire and has six wins. All the Kandy’s Dinner Theater Challenger feature winners have bee named Hebner in 2011. Eight of the season’s wins belong to Josh Hebner, the 2010 champion with the other two going to his brother, Don. With Josh enjoying a 246 point lead and only 210 are available for a night’s racing, Josh Hebner has wrapped up this year’s championship. Khole Wanzer is third, 467 points behind Don and there fore with no chance of catching him for the runner-up position. Wanzer has a 50 point advantage over fourth running We Stull. The only event remaining after the season wraps up Saturday is the 100-lap Enduro for the Kandy’s Dinner Theater Challengers, that being scheduled for Saturday Sept. 17 at 5:30 PM. The Enduro will pay $1,000 to win. Eriez Speedway is located on Sampson Road, just off Lake Pleasant Road in the town of Hammett, Pa., three miles south of Interstate 90. Admission for all regular racing weekends is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6-15, less than 6 years old is free.

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Each division championship was up for grabs as Season X fueled by Kwik Fill at Lake Erie Speedway closed out on a hot and humid Saturday with Championship Night. In the first race of the night, Greg Irish of Brocton took home the night's victory as well as points race for the Jensens Target Collision Compacts by one point. Jeff Breads, of Westfield, separated himself at lap four from the rest of the pack quickly. Breads fell to second with Jason Johnson of Pierpont, Ohio, close behind in third place. Breads finished the race in second, Johnson in third, Jim Tobin was fourth and Doug Hadley finished in fifth. Melissa Brockman of Eden led the entire Bandoleros Feature finished atop the points race to win the Division. Going into the race, Jeff Dunfee was leading by 21 points, but couldn't get his car started to join the race. Brockman took home the Championship by 27 points. Anthony Riforgiato of Portland, NY was close behind Brockman for the entire race but was never able to steal the lead from her and finished the race in second. Darrin Waldron finished the race in third, Wesley McCray was

Fredonia Men’s Soccer Blanks Geneva 2-0

Senior defender Luke Spencer scored his first collegiate goal, which turned out to be the game-winner for Fredonia. The Blue Devils moved to 2-1 on the season. (Photo submitted by Fredonia Sports Information Department)

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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Fredonia State primed for its season-opening tournament with a 2-0 victory Tuesday over Geneva (Pa.).

Luke Spencer scored his first collegiate goal at 39:11. Tyler Williams added insurance with his second goal of the season at 49:27. The Blue Devils (2-1-0) outshot the Golden Tornadoes, 12-7. Fredonia State goal-

keeper Bobby McGinnis was credited with one save. It was his seventh career shutout. The loss dropped Geneva to 1-1-1. Next up for the Blue Devils is the Clarion Classic, the eight-team home tournament

comprised of men's and women's divisions. The men face SUNYIT at 7 p.m. Friday and Houghton 5 p.m. Saturday. The women also play Friday at 5 p.m. vs. University of Rochester, and 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Penn State Behrend.

The Street Stocks Feature saw alternate leaders throughout the race as David Krawczyk and Lexi Wilson fought for the lead. Heading into the race, Wilson led in points with Krawczyk close behind. After battling for the entire race, Krawczyk passed Wilson after a caution at lap 19 and grew a lead large enough to win the night's race. While Krawczyk won the race, it was not enough to take home the points race as Wilson took home the Street Stocks division for the second straight year. Jack Hall finished the race in third and John Denny took the fourth position. The Legends Feature saw a first time winner in Victory Lane as Jake Vernon of Eden finished first in the 25 lap race. Vernon stayed close to the front throughout the race, but passed Jeremy Haudricourt of at lap 13 to take the lead. Haudricourt was able to hold on to the second position and finish the race there, with Carl Vilardo IV of Westfield taking third place and Brett Coon finishing in fourth. Brandon DeBrakeleer finished the night's race in fifth place, but finished the points race in first and took home the Legends Division with 720 points. After taking the lead at lap

competition and finished in first place of the Modifieds Feature. Weisser's lead grew throughout the 25-lap race and finished far ahead of his other competitors. Terry Akerly was the closest behind Weisser and held that position to finish in second, while Jamie Hebner of Fredonia took third, and Eric McCray was fourth. The Modifieds Division trophy was awarded to Dave McAvoy of Fredonia, who had two wins in the 2011 season. In the final race of 2011 season, George Skora III took home his sixth win. Skora passed on the outside at lap 26 to take the top spot and held off the other Plyler Overhead Door Late Models for the rest of the race. Jeff Brown found himself in second place after two cautions at the tail end of the race and battled Skora for the lead. Brown came close, but was not able to pass Skora and finished the race in second, with Sam Fullone ending up in third place. Glenn Gault Jr. finished the race in fourth place, but it was enough to wrap up the season with the points Championship. Lake Erie Speedway Management would like to thank the fans, drivers, and sponsors for a successful 2011 season and we look forward to the 2012 Race Season!


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NFL Kicks Off, Time To ‘Billieve’

Chris Winkler COMMENTARY

Now that the precursors known as high school and college football have kicked off, it’s time for the real thing, The Shield. What seemed liked a long offseason really wasn’t. Sure we had daily coverage of a lockout that we all knew would end long before tonight’s opener, but we didn’t actually miss a day of football. Heck, we even dodged Brett Favre will-he-won’t-he come back mania on his front lawn in Hattiesburg, Miss. for another season. OK, we didn’t dodge that entirely. But, whatever the last eight months were for all football fans, we know one thing — it ends tonight. Give the NFL credit, they always find a way to make he Opening Night about as n juicy and can’t miss as a s season premiere of HBO’s w Entourage. Tonight will be e no different as the defendhis ing Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers take on est the New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl Champs from two years ago. To me, these er are hands down the two best nd teams in the NFC this year. The But, if that isn’t enough to y fulfill your appetite, Sunday A- night’s showdown, featuring America’s new favorite famon. ily, the Ryan’s, probably will. In what feels like the inevitable reality show to replace the Kardashian’s, de Rex and Rob Ryan will put ot their respective minds — or er mouths — against each other els as the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Jets on c- what should be a particularly ns moving night in New York nd City on the 10-year anniversary of 9-11. s However, my eyes are focused on one game and one d, game only this week, Bills at up Chiefs. t rth It doesn’t take much for o internal Bills-fan optimism he to grow inside of me. I’ll find a reason to “billieve” in Shawne Merriman — who ge- really hasn’t played in four he years — Steve Johnson — for who has really only had nd one season — and Marcell 2 Dareus — who really hasn’t played in the NFL at all. But nevertheless, the Bills head into Kansas City with a reason to be optimistic. Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Cassel might not play for Kansas City. But more enticing is his backup, Tyler Palko — not the guy from The Replacements, despite uncanny resemblances — has thrown a whopping six passes in his NFL career.

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If the Bills can spring an upset on opening day, they’d get to host the Oakland Raiders in Week Two. I’m not the only one getting ahead of myself when I think the Bills could be 2-0. Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com went as far to call the Bills a playoff team. Regardless, the usual bevy of last place prognostications aren’t exactly null and void, but you might be surprised how many credible NFL reporters think the Bills are going to be a quality .500 football team or … gulp, even better. I’m not quite sold there, but it’s actually semi easy to argue for the Bills defense if Merriman can stay healthy — which obviously isn’t the easiest thing to argue in itself. But, with the small sample we saw in the preseason, when Merriman is on the field, he is a monster. And with his pass rush, all of the Bills leaky pipes seem to be collectively fixed. That of course is compounded with the rookie Dareus looking to be a non-first round bust to be drafted by the Bills — who knew that was possible? And a much deeper and talented pool of linebackers, headed by free agent acquisition Nick Barnett. The always-solid secondary won’t miss a beat without Donte Whitner. In fact, in my eyes, it’s more of the proverbial addition by subtraction. The Bills offense? Well, that’s a bit of a different story, but just play along for a few moments. With Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills went 4-9 last year (Trent Edwards 0-2, Brian Brohm was 0-1). In three of those games, the Bills actually had the game won. Rian Lindell missed a game-winning field goal in overtime against the Chiefs, Shawn Nelson fumbled in overtime with the Bills in field goal position against the Ravens and Johnson dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone in — wait for it — overtime. So should the Bills have been 7-6 with Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback? I tend to think it’s not all that farfetched. Now, with a better defense and ideally a muchimproved C.J. Spiller, the offense can only be better right? And before you go mentioning the departure of Lee Evans, who I liked dearly, don’t forget how much of a nonfactor he was for almost the entire season — outside of the Ravens game, I’ll admit. And if the Bills do actually have depth at one position, it is wide receiver. Hopefully I’ve done a good of enough job of convincing you because I just convinced myself. Bills go 8-8, book it.

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Sophomore Attack Shuts Out Florida Atlantic, 2-0 Contributed Article

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HARRISONBURG, Va. — Sophomore Brad Vanino scored in the 3rd minute, sophomore James Reed added an insurance tally in the 73rd minute and sophomore goalkeeper Mitchell Mack earned his second consecutive shutout on Sunday as the men's soccer team (2-2) defeated Florida Atlantic (1-2-1) by a score of 2-0. Vanino gave St. Bonaventure the early lead, and in keeping with the sophomore theme, Reed had the primary assist and fellow second-year Daniel Iannacito was credited with the secondary assist. Vanino received a pass from Reed via the left side of the pitch, and from just a couple yards in front of the FAU goal he beat keeper Jeremy Crumpton. The goal was the first of the season for Vanino, who also had the primary assist on Iannacito's goal on Friday in a 1-0 win over UNC Asheville. The Bonnies continued to dictate the pace of play following their opening strike, holding at one point a 5-1 shot advantage and finishing the first half with a 6-0 advantage in corners.

St. Bonaventure got the insurance goal it was looking for off the foot of Reed midway through the second half. Emmett O'Connor – also a sophomore – sent a ball into the center of the box from the right side of the pitch to Reed, who was at the end of a lengthy run which originated in the Bonaventure defensive end. “We had a wonderful early goal from Vanino, and Reed's goal was brilliant especially considering his run originated from 70 yards away,” head coach Mel Mahler said. “His (Reed's) commitment is to be admired.” With the two-goal lead, the Bona defense in front of Mack was able to keep the Owl attackers at bay most of the match, as the keeper needed to make only two saves to earn his second career shutout. After surrendering six total goals in two losses last weekend, the Bonnies have now evened their record at .500 with back-to-back shutouts. Sunday's win was

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over a very formidable opponent as well, as Florida Atlantic defeated Florida Gulf Coast last week, 3-1, when the Eagles were ranked No. 14 in the nation. “This is a great win for our program,” Mahler commented. “Our goal was to get two wins on this weekend trip, and I'm proud of the effort both physically and mentally. Now we rest and refocus for another challenge next weekend.” That challenge comes in the form of another long road trip and two games in three days as the Bonnies head to a tournament at High Point University in North Carolina. The club will face Radford on Friday before battling the host Panthers on Sunday. Game Notes: This was the first-ever meeting between the two schools … the game was part of the James Madison University/Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament … St. Bonaventure took 15 total corners in the match, compared with just three by FAU … the Bonnies out-shot the Owls, 10-7 … FAU committed 11 fouls while Bonaventure was whistled for seven … three yellow cards were issued, two to FAU (Tyler McNabb; Darnell King) and one to SBU (Garrett Pasono).

Freshman Elwell Scores Game-Winner as Bona Beats UB Contributed Article

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Freshman Alicia Elwell booted in the game-winning goal in the 46th minute, helping the St. Bonaventure women's soccer team (3-2) overcome an early deficit and notch a 3-2 victory over University at Buffalo (3-1) Saturday night at UB Stadium. The Bonnies fell behind early but scored twice in a 1:41 span to take a 2-1 lead. Buffalo — who came into the match riding a three-game unbeaten streak to start the year — answered four minutes later on a free kick to tie the score going into the half before Elwell's winner from Dakota Carroll during a scrum in front of the net 1:31 into the second half. "This was a great team win," offered Bona mentor Manoj Khettry. "Everyone who played came on and provided us some-

thing positive. I'm glad we were able to take advantage of the scoring chances we had, but obviously we'll have to get tighter in the back." After Buffalo's Taylor Thompson gave the Bulls the intial lead just six minutes in, SBU settled in and answered with a pair of goals – the beginning of a 5:33 stretch in which three total goals were scored. Alyssa Lapp fielded a pass from Elwell and beat the UB keeper high to even the score, with Taylor Broderick heading in a free kick off the foot of Hannah Lapp under two minutes later to give SBU a 2-1 lead in the 29th minute.

The Bulls' Shannon Algoe capped off the first-half scoring with a 25-yard free kick from the left side. Bona starter Megan Junker made four saves in the first half and gave way to Jennifer Andrews (1-0) in the second. "For starting the game as poorly as we did, I was proud that our subs, especially Chelsea Smetzer and Carroll, gave us a spark and helped us right the ship," added Khettry. "Jen Andrews' play in the second half was good and she helped us solve some problems we were having organizationally. We're excited to have finally won at UB against a team that was undefeated and hadn't allowed a goal in their first three games." St. Bonaventure continues its five-game road swing on Friday, when the Bonnies will take on Sacred Heart in the first game of the Army Invitational at West Point.

Fredonia Women’s Soccer Splits Weekend Games In Texas Contributed Article

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DALLAS, Texas — Fredonia State fell to 1-1 with a 1-0 loss Sunday to University of Texas-Dallas. Texas-Dallas's Jasmine Chipps scored in the 67th minute while her team was working against a steady wind. Fredonia State’s Meaghan Meszaros made five saves while Katelynn Flory had six saves in the first half and Brittany Best one save in the second for Texas-Dallas. The Blue Devils had a 19-18 edge in shots. Texas-Dallas had a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks. "We didn't play well in the first half," Fredonia State head coach Chris Case said. "In the second half, we played really well. We had the wind at our back (in the first half) and didn't take advantage." On Friday, Reilly Condidorio scored both goals as the Blue Devils opened its season with a 2-0 victory over Texas-Tyler. Condidorio, a senior, missed all of 2010 because of a knee injury. She wasted little

time finding the touch which had her on pace to set school records in both goals and points prior to the injury. Meszaros made three saves to collect her eighth collegiate shutout. She was fronted by a defensive effort which earned high praise from head coach Chris Case. "We played pretty darn good," Case said. "Coming down here, dealing with the 100 degree heat, we did well and we were very balanced." Condidorio scored her first goal at the 5:19 mark. Gaining control of the ball in the midfield, she dribbled another 10 yards to get away from two defenders then drilled a 35-yard shot over the outstretched reach of the Tyler goalkeeper.

The Blue Devils added insurance at 75:32. That's when Condidorio scored into the lower corner on a shot from hear the penalty-shot spot. Lindsay Putman set up the goal when she ran down a ball in the corner and eluded a defender before passing. Condidorio's goals were her 21st and 22nd as a Blue Devil. She moved up three spots on the all-time Blue Devil list, from No. 8 to No. 5. In addition, she now has 54 career points, seventh most in Blue Devil history. Meszaros was not required to make any difficult saves; all three were on distant shots. Part of the reason was the play of the defensive quartet of Lyz Dembrow, Shannon Letina, Maddie Brown, and Sara Wilczek. "Our back line," Case said, "was the most organized I've ever seen for the first game of a season." The Blue Devils face the University of Rochester at 5 p.m. Friday during the home tournament, the Clarion Classic. Penn State Behrend and Mount Union meet in the other women's game.

Freshmen Lead Bona Runners At 5k Duals Contributed Article

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EMMITSBURG, Md. — Freshman Hannah Robinson finished 14th overall in her first collegiate cross country race and classmate Nick Masiello led the men's team, as St. Bonaventure opened the 2011 season at the Mount St. Mary's 5k Duals on Friday. Robinson completed the 5,000 meter

course in just 19:27.15 to guide the Bonnies to a fifth place showing, ahead of A-10 rival George Washington, among six teams. Fellow first years Emily Steves (19:45.60) and Sarah Mars (19:52.26) placed 22nd and 24th overall, respectively. Former women's lacrosse player Catie Greene (20:49.66) and freshman Taylor Greene (no relation, 21:31.66) rounded out the Bonnies' top five.

On the men's side, Masiello paced SBU with a clocking of 16:18:31 that earned 42nd in his first to lead a crop of freshmen in the Bona top five. Classmate Harley Thompson (16:37.97) was 57th with Steven Kibbe (16:49.38) two spots back. Nick Taylor (17:45.52) and Dan Myers (18:07.84) completed the youth movement for the sixth-place Bonnies. St. Bonaventure returns to action Sept. 17 at the UB Stampede Invitational in Buffalo, N.Y.


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Golf

BIRDIES AND BOGEYS

Left is finally right You know golf has arrived when the left-leaning New York Times runs a golf page every Monday. Who would have ever thought? Now another “first”: Last week Thomas Friedman, in his serious-as-death political column, used a golf motif to take a swipe at President Obama in a piece titled “Obama, Tiger, Golf and Politics.” The upshot was that the president needs to play more match play because, according to Freidman, “The first rule of match play is this: Never play not to lose. Do not wait and hope for your opponent to make a mistake.” His inference was that Obama is running our country by mouthing generalities that don’t solve the nation’s problems because he’s afraid to make the big mistake. Apparently Freidman has finally come to realize the ultimate truth — politics is a microcosm of golf. So, to paraphrase Carl Spackler, the groundskeeper in “Caddyshack”: “We’ve got that going for us.”

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Purposeful practice yields improvement

IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME

Timing is

According to success guru Anders Ericsson, it takes 10,000 hours of what he calls “dedicated practice” to become an expert. Of course, most golfers aren’t going to become pros, but no matter what level you aspire to, the evidence is clear: Practice is still the key to improving your game. A decent swing is within your grasp if you can do two things: (1) steal the odd 30 minutes now and again for practice, and (2) have a definite goal in mind about what you are going to do with those 30 minutes. It does you little good to simply dump a bucket of balls on the ground and fire away without a goal. Ericsson’s research shows that when you’re not fully engaged in a goal-directed practice activity, your mind wanders, making it likely that you’ll waste your practice time. There are four basic goals for a practice session, and you can use them in any combination, depending on how much time you have or what type of mood you’re in. Just make sure to specify at least one goal per session. The four goals are: 1. Warming Up: Never swing full throttle unless you’ve done some stretching and hit a few balls at half-speed. 2. Task Practice: If you are working on a certain aspect of your swing, such as the takeaway or weight shift, then ball flight is secondary to the correct performance of the task. For example, a grip change may cause the ball to fly every which way at first, so to learn the new grip, you must ignore ball flight. 3. Target Practice: The third goal is focusing exclusively on hitting to a target. Prior to striking any ball in this type of practice, you should work through your entire pre-shot routine, including the powerful element of visualization. This type of practice is the vital link that helps you take your game from the range to the course. Here, ball flight is important. 4. Practice Playing: Actually play a round of golf right there on the practice range using your imagination to lay out the course, going through your pre-shot routine and hitting the shots required given the situations you create in your mind. More than a few tour players do this prior to teeing it up in a competitive round. The Takeaway: When you’re practicing mechanics, don’t worry about the target; when you’re practicing target, don’t focus on the mechanics. When aiming at a target, think about where you want the ball to go, not how you are going to get it there.

everything If you lack consistency — some shots hook and others slice etc. — take a close look at your timing. To have a sound swing, the release of the clubhead into the ball and the rotation of your body must be synchronized. This can be learned by doing the two-part Sync Drill. Part 1 Pose with your left arm parallel to the ground, as the player is doing in the first photo below. Your left arm and your hands should be over your toe line so that an imaginary line drawn through the butt end of the club points approximately at the target line. From this position the goal is to move your hands and core (belt buckle) together as if they were one. When you can arrive every time at the position shown in the second photo, you’ll know your swing is in sync. Part 2 From the Part 1 position, swing the club to a point after impact where your right arm is parallel to the ground (shown in the second photo).

Avoid rotator surgery with help of exercise

Good timing means that key body parts like the hands and core move in sync. At this point in the downswing, this golfer’s core points at his hands.

ABOUT THE WRITER Here your right arm Dr. T.J. and your Tomasi is a teaching hands should professional be over your in Port St. toe line so that Lucie, Fla. Visit his an imaginary Web site at line drawn tjtomasi.com. through the butt end of the club and the clubhead is parallel to the target line. At first do the drill without a ball to get the feel of the relationship between your hands and core. Then tee up each ball and use a 7-iron to hit some 30- to 40-yard shots. Finally, ease into a full swing, still focusing on the sync of your hands and core over the key distance used in the drill. General note: While all the moving parts of your swing must be rotating in sync, they are not all moving at the same speed. For example, if your clubhead is moving at 90mph, your hands at 15mph and your core at 2mph, their speeds are different, but they all move at the same rate of rotation.

Here his core (belt buckle) has kept pace with his hands, which have remained directly in front of him, just as they were in photo 1.

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GOLF SPOKEN HERE

Q: Help! Please tell me how to avoid the dreaded shanks. I had them two years ago and they mysteriously disappeared, but now they are creeping back into my game. I love this game, but I may be tempted to throw my clubs away if they get as bad as they were then. — Lorin P. A: When you hit a shank, your hands are farther away from your body at impact than they were at address, causing you to hit the ball off the hosel. To cure this error and regain the feel of a proper swing path, try the heel/toe drill with a 9-iron or a pitching wedge. It’s a little frightening at first because the first part of the drill is to line up the ball at address with the heel of the clubface (that area of the face where you’re currently hitting it). From that

starting position, make a swing in which you try to hit the ball off the toe of the club. Obviously, to do this your hands must move closer to your body as you swing back to the ball — the opposite action from what causes the shank. As you continue to do this drill you’ll find your own adjustments to get the job accomplished. Once you see ball marks on the toe of the club, your confidence will allow you to work the toe hits back into the center of the face. Takeaway: Learning by exaggeration works with many swing mistakes, including the hosel rocket. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, e-mail him at: TJInsider@aol.com.)

Loose impediment Any natural object that is not fixed or growing (e.g., stones, dung, leaves, etc.). Sand and loose soil are loose impediments on the putting green, but not elsewhere. You can move loose impediments except in a hazard, where you can’t move them unless you do it during your downswing.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Facts: Potus has played more golf this month than I have; I have created more jobs this month than he has.”

TEEING OFF

By T.J. TOMASI

THE GOLF DOCTOR

Tendonitis of the rotator cuff tendons is a painful injury common among golfers. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that stabilize the shoulder. When you make a golf swing, the tendons of the rotator cuff move around and take up more room in the shoulder cavity, so banged around at high speeds, they can be easily stressed. If a golfer lacks flexibility but still swings all the way back by lifting his or her arms, a painful irritation of the rotator cuff tendon may result. Overstressing the shoulder can happen at the top of your swing or when you extend your arms over your head at the finish. In extreme cases, a tendon can rupture, requiring surgery. Before things get that far, learn to recognize the warning signs. The pain in the shoulder is minor at first and usually goes away after warming up, but it comes back after play. An aspirin helps, but if the stress continues, soon it will hurt on every swing. At this point, get help from your doctor before it gets worse. With his/her help you can begin an exercise program that corrects the physical weakness in strength or flexibility. You should also consider a swing change. Greg Norman had his left shoulder joint operated on several years ago and has since changed his swing to accommodate the injury. In his prime, Norman had a very late set of his wrists, lifting the club with his shoulders high above him. Now over 50, he has almost no shoulder lift and a very low, much more rotary swing. The encouraging news here is that he still plays well and is considering playing more on the Champions Tour in 2012.

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— golfer turned announcer Paul Azinger, in a tweet about President Obama’s golf outings while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

Ball makers that stay put If you are one of those people who worry about a lot of things that probably won’t happen, like an asteroid hitting your house or being eaten by a python, here is one thing you can cross off your worry list: inadvertently dropping your golf ball on your ball marker and causing it to move. Ian Poulter did just that to lose in a playoff at the Dubai World Championship last year. If only he had had Pete’s Pegs ball markers. With Pete’s Pegs you can do your best Edward Scissorhands on the green and not have to worry because the markers have an extension on the back that locks them into the ground. You are penalized only if your marker changes location. Check it out at www.petespegs.com.

GOLF BY THE NUMBERS

Greens in regulation goes for the gold One of my students in a college class I teach groaned when he was assigned to do a report on Ben Hogan. The other 20 students all had modern players, so there was a wealth of stats available for them to write about. But in Hogan’s day, no stats were kept except one — score. Today an almost bewildering array of information is gathered. It’s hard to determine which modern-day stat is the most closely related to winning, but if I had to pick one, it would be

Greens in Regulation. Below is an example comparing Dustin Johnson and Charlie Wi at the rain-shortened Barclays. Johnson won it with an amazing 19 under par! Note how their stats are almost identical except for GIR. Johnson’s percentage of greens hit was 22 points higher than Wi, and he beat him by 11 shots over three rounds. I chose Charlie Wi for this example to show just how low these guys can go. Wi scored every round in the 60s and still finished tied for 43rd place!

Place Driver Accuracy GIR Putting Avg. Sand Saves Scramble

Dustin Johnson 1 42.86% 77.78 1.643 100% 75% Dustin Johnson: 66-63-65—194 Charlie Wi: 69-67-69—205

Charlie Wi T43 42.86% 55.56 1.600 100% 75%


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Cyclones-Yankees Renew Rivalry In NYP Semifinals By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

As Minor League Baseball teams head into playoff week all across the country, the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York Mets) and Staten Island Yankees (New York Yankees) highlight the New York PennLeague playoffs in 2011. The division rivals in the NYP who have players born into one of baseballs best rivalries will get to take another swing at each other with a spot in the championship on the line. The teams went on opposite

streaks to end the year as Brooklyn swept Staten Island on the final weekend of the season to ensure the wild card spot, en route to grabbing the second best record in the league. In fact the Cyclones won their final six games and 10 out of their last 11 and easily enter the playoffs as the hottest team in the league. Leading the way has been eighth-round pick Daniel Muno. The rookie from Fresno State has been a staple in the leadoff spot, hitting a ridiculous .355 in 59 games for the Cyclones.

Shortstop Brandon Brown, a 22nd-round pick from South Alabama in 2010 is also having a big year for the Mets farmhand, batting .303 with six homeruns. The Cyclones have a loaded offense — a good sign for any disgruntled Mets fans out there — that is also boosted by Travis Taijeron, who is tied for third for the league lead in homeruns with nine. The Yankees have a collection of bats themselves, led by 2010 fourth round pick Mason Williams. Williams, a center fielder who just turned 20 years old is hitting .349

— trailing only Muno in that category — and also has three homeruns on the season. Fellow 2010 high draft pick (10th round) is Benjamin Gamel, the 19-year-old right fielder hits third for the club and is batting .289. Behind him is third baseman Tyler Austin, another 2010 draft pick out of high school who has been crushing the ball at both the Single-A and Rookie League play, combining for a .354 average on the year. Tuesday night’s game was rained out, so the club’s opened the series in Brooklyn late last night.

cut lose to Lowell to have the teams finish tied, which would then have the division title be awarded to Vermont based on head-to-head wins. Vermont did their part, coming five runs down to win, and got some help from the Lowell Spinners, who defeated Connecticut in 16 innings. Amazingly, it is the first playoff appearance for Vermont since 1996. The 15-year wait showed as the Lake Monsters wasted no time jumping in front. They scored four runs in the first inning of Game 1, en route to winning 7-1.

In the other semi-final, the Auburn Doubledays (Washington Nationals) take on the Vermont Lake Monsters (Oakland A’s). After winning six straight Pinckney Division titles from 2002-07, the Doubledays return to the playoffs for the first time since, but do so this year under the Nationals affiliation, which started this season. The Lake Monsters finished tied for the sixth best record in the NYPL, but clinched their playoff spot on a dramatic final day of the season. The club needed to win (already riding a three-game winning streak) and have Connecti-

2011 Final New York-Penn League Standings McNamara Division Club Staten Island - x Brooklyn - y Hudson Valley Aberdeen

W 45 45 37 24

L 28 29 39 51

PCT .616 .608 .487 .320

GB 0.5 9.5 22.0

Home 24-12 24-14 21-15 13-24

Away 21-16 21-15 16-24 11-27

L 10 6-4 9-1 5-5 2-8

Streak L4 W6 W1 L1

Club Vermont - x Connecticut Tri-City Lowell

W 39 39 33 29

L 35 35 42 45

PCT .527 .527 .440 .392

GB 6.5 10.0

Home 23-15 22-16 20-18 15-22

Away 16-20 17-19 13-24 14-23

L 10 6-4 6-4 3-7 3-7

Streak W4 L1 L4 W1

Stedler Division

Division Winner – x Wild Card Winner – y

Player Brent Keys Austin Barnes Terrence Dayleg Jobduan Morales Rand Smith Pedro Mendoza Eddie Rodriguez Brian McConkey Joshua Adams Alfredo Lopez Ryan Goetz Marquise Cooper Nestor Castillo Rony Peralta Viosergy Rosa Kentrell Dewitt Yefri Perez Ryan McIntyre Nathan Woods Jose Behar

Player Josh Hodges Jose Urena Matthew Neil Helpi Reyes Thomas Peale Daniel Oliver Curtis Petersen Charles Wier Alfredo Buret Blake Brewer Brad Mincey Frankie Reed Jheyson Manzueta Gregory Nappo Holden Sprague Kenneth Toves Jake Esch Stephen Richards Tyler Topp Chris Squires Miguel Mejia Albaro Estevez Jose Rodriguez Collin Cargill Jose Fernandez Scott Lyman Charlie Lowell Alfredo Lopez

POS OF C 2B C OF SS C 1B IF 2B 3B CF LF 3B 1B OF SS OF OF C

W 8 4 2 1 3 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

G 26 57 62 52 30 35 28 34 53 14 61 60 34 23 41 32 24 23 10 1

L 1 7 3 6 2 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

Pinckney Division Club Auburn - x Williamsport Mahoning Valley Batavia Jamestown State College

W 45 43 41 37 35 31

L 30 33 34 38 40 44

PCT .600 .566 .547 .493 .467 .413

GB 2.5 4.0 8.0 10.0 14.0

R 13 33 33 31 15 10 11 14 26 8 32 32 19 7 16 13 6 11 3 0

H 36 63 66 49 31 33 22 32 50 11 56 40 25 20 30 23 17 14 7 0

2B 2 13 14 10 4 4 5 3 13 0 9 5 1 1 9 2 5 1 2 0

3B 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0

HR 1 1 4 4 3 0 0 2 2 0 2 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0

Staten Island vs. Brooklyn (Series tied 0-0) Game 1: (Wednesday) Staten Island at Brooklyn Game 2 (Thursday): Brooklyn at Staten Island Game 3 (Friday): Brooklyn at Staten Island - *

G 15 15 13 15 15 9 23 21 27 21 12 12 10 5 7 9 8 11 7 4 6 7 1 2 1 2 2 2

GS 15 15 13 12 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

IP 87.2 72.2 66.1 60.1 48.1 34.2 31.0 30.2 29.0 23.0 22.2 17.2 16.1 14.0 12.1 12.0 11.2 11.0 10.1 9.2 9.0 9.0 4.0 3.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.1

L 10 5-5 6-4 6-4 4-6 3-7 6-4

Streak L1 W1 W4 W1 L4 L1

Auburn vs. Vermont (Vermont Leads 1-0) Game 1: Auburn 1, Vermont 7 Game 2 (Wednesday): Vermont at Auburn Game 3 (Thursday): Vermont at Auburn - *

RBI 12 19 30 23 12 9 12 14 29 3 25 22 9 9 18 13 10 5 2 0

TB 41 79 98 81 44 37 29 41 69 11 75 59 30 24 44 35 24 15 12 0

H 90 74 69 64 41 48 28 28 32 15 19 21 15 4 11 8 13 13 9 10 5 18 3 5 4 4 1 1

R 39 38 26 43 21 28 23 10 14 13 8 12 13 0 12 0 10 16 6 5 4 11 4 2 5 1 0 0

BB 2 25 19 32 10 5 7 18 18 2 31 25 7 2 7 9 2 10 0 0

SO 9 22 46 38 19 11 14 24 36 10 51 54 21 19 54 34 16 16 8 1

SB 6 6 3 0 4 1 0 1 1 4 4 14 7 1 0 4 3 3 0 0

Jamestown Jammers 2011 Final Pitching Stats

ERA 3.39 4.33 3.26 5.37 3.17 7.27 5.52 2.64 4.03 4.30 3.18 6.11 6.61 0.00 8.03 0.00 4.63 10.64 5.23 4.66 4.00 11.00 6.75 6.00 19.29 4.50 0.00 0.00

Away 20-17 17-22 19-19 17-20 16-21 13-25

Playoffs

Jamestown Jammers 2011 Final Hitting Stats

AB 106 219 242 180 115 131 89 130 205 45 233 182 114 92 143 115 86 74 38 4

Home 25-13 26-11 22-15 20-18 19-19 18-19

ER 33 35 24 36 17 28 19 9 13 11 8 12 12 0 11 0 6 13 6 5 4 11 3 2 5 1 0 0

HR 7 4 6 0 2 3 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

HB 9 3 3 6 2 3 3 2 2 8 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

BB 18 29 5 28 14 12 24 9 14 30 6 5 7 3 13 4 6 15 5 0 1 7 3 0 3 0 2 0

If necessary - *

CS 2 1 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

OBP .352 .369 .344 .385 .339 .285 .323 .342 .298 .306 .330 .335 .270 .240 .258 .260 .213 .303 .179 .000

SO 50 48 61 32 27 37 22 26 28 30 14 16 13 22 15 13 11 13 10 8 10 10 3 1 4 2 4 0

SLG .387 .361 .405 .450 .383 .282 .326 .315 .337 .244 .322 .324 .263 .261 .308 .304 .279 .203 .316 .000

WHIP 1.23 1.42 1.12 1.52 1.14 1.73 1.68 1.21 1.59 1.96 1.10 1.47 1.35 0.50 1.95 1.00 1.63 2.55 1.35 1.03 0.67 2.78 1.50 1.67 3.00 2.00 1.50 0.75

AVG .340 .288 .273 .272 .270 .252 .247 .246 .244 .244 .240 .220 .219 .217 .210 .200 .198 .189 .184 .000

HLD 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 4 3 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GF 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 3 23 12 1 3 4 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 2


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Colts Owner Says Manning's Status Remains The Same

Contributed Article Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay hasn't been shy about using Twitter to share his thoughts. Not this time — and certainly not when it involves the health of his star quarterback. Hours after a local sports talk radio host tweeted that Peyton Manning would need a second surgery on his injured neck, prompting more speculation about the Manning's opening-day status, Irsay responded through his favorite social media site. “There is nothing2say on Peyton's status except we move cautiously n deliberately on projecting, beyond day2day,his healing process n recovery,” Irsay wrote. It was about as cautious as the Colts owner has been in his posts. In July, Irsay used Twitter to announce Manning had signed a five-year, $90 million contract. In August, he wrote that he was in Hattiesburg,

Miss., where Brett Favre lives, prompting speculation he was trying to bring Favre out of retirement to be Manning's backup. That didn't happen. He also announced the signing of 16-year NFL veteran Kerry Collins on the site. But Irsay's latest posting came amid new reports swirling about Manning's possible availability for Sunday's season opener at Houston. After the original posting, ESPN reported that Manning was expected to see more doctors about the slow pace of his recovery. Presumably, Manning has been seeing doctors regularly since he agreed to his new deal on July 30 because team officials have repeatedly said Manning would not be cleared to practice without the consent of the doctors. Manning started training camp on the physically unable to perform list as he continued to recover from surgery to repair a nerve in the neck, though he was seen by reporters running and throwing at camp.

With an ailing neck injury, Peyton Manning likely won't play in the season opener for the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo)

Last Monday, the Colts finally activated their franchise quarterback. Manning, however, did not even dress for Thursday night's exhibition finale at Cincinnati and missed the entire preseason for only the second time in his career. He also sat out in 2008 after he needed surgery twice to remove an infected bursa sac in his left knee. He struggled during the first half of that season before leading the Colts to nine consecutive wins, back to the

playoffs and picked up his third MVP award. This time, it could be different. On Aug. 20, Manning ruled himself out of the final two preseason games and acknowledged he would need “every bit'' of the remaining time to get healthy enough to play in the opener. “I have made progress, but I still have some work to do,” he said then. “When I'm healthy enough, I'll be able to play.” After activating Manning last week, coach Jim Caldwell told reporters Manning would be

restricted in his workouts. “Obviously, he's been throwing, but nevertheless it's just going to be in a limited amount,” Caldwell said. “I don't think it needs a whole lot of explanation, I don't believe. Scripted means that we kind of know exactly what he's going to do, prescribed by his rehab specialist and our medical team.” Manning had surgery on the neck in May. Back then, Irsay wrote on Twitter that he expected his No. 1 quarterback to return within six to eight weeks. But the NFL's 41/2-month lockout prevented Manning from working out with team trainers, something Manning said contributed to his slow recovery. Has there been a setback? Manning and Caldwell have repeatedly said no. But the Colts had enough concerns about Manning's health and apparently the ability of backup Curtis Painter to win games that they brought Collins out of retirement a

little less than two weeks ago. Painter performed well in Indy's third preseason game, but didn't play in Thursday's victory at Cincinnati. Instead, Collins played the entire first half, nearly matching Painter's numbers from the previous week. Manning has never missed a meaningful NFL game. He's made 227 consecutive starts, including playoffs, since Indy selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in 1998. That's the second-longest streak among quarterbacks in league history, behind only Favre. Teammates insist they don't have any inside information, either. “People I know absolutely nothing of the rumors bout 18.....y'all likely to find out before me,” starting cornerback Jerraud Powers wrote on Twitter. And nobody, not even the team owner, seems to have a final answer. “I'm trying2prepare 12th Man as best I can,'” Irsay wrote later, referring to Colts fans. “BUCK UP.''

Cliff Lee Throws Sixth Shutout Of Season, Aims For Cy Young Award Contributed Article Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — All those zeroes are no big deal to Cliff Lee. Lee tossed a five-hitter for his sixth shutout of the season, helping the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies beat the second-place Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Monday night. Lee (16-7) struck out six, walked none and needed only 100 pitches to finish off the Braves after falling one out shy of a shutout in his previous start at Cincinnati. The left-hander has won his last seven starts, five of those scoreless appearances. He's the first pitcher to record six shutouts in a season since Randy Johnson in 1998. "I guess that's pretty good," Lee said with a shoulder shrug. "It is what it is. Obviously that's a good thing anytime you pitch the whole game and not give up any runs. But I don't think this is a time to pat myself on

the back." The major league-leading Phillies increased their division lead to 8½ games over Atlanta and reduced their magic number for clinching their fifth straight NL East title to just 16 with 25 games remaining. Hunter Pence drove in three runs, and Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz each hit a two-run single to help Philadelphia rough up Derek Lowe. Ryan Howard added his 31st homer. Lowe (9-13) allowed seven runs — five earned — and eight hits in five innings. The veteran righty had pitched well in his previous three starts, allowing just three earned runs in 18 innings. "They dominated every aspect of the game," Lowe said. "Sometimes you have to give credit. We got outplayed." Despite trailing the Phillies by a large deficit, the Braves should play into October. They lead the wild-card race by 8½ games over St. Louis and San Francisco.

Cliff Lee pitches during the ninth inning Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies won 9-0, Lee won his seventh straight star (AP Photo/ Tom Mihalek)

Lee, the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner, is making a strong push to win the NL award. Teammates Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels are also in the mix. Lee picked up where he left off in August when he was 5-0 with a microscopic 0.45 ERA. He lowered his ERA to 2.47 and

surpassed 200 strikeouts for the first time in his career. "His command is very good, he's putting the ball where he wants to, moving his pitches around," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "On nights his curve is moving, he's very tough." Pence gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the first. Placido Polanco and Chase Utley hit consecutive one-out singles. After Howard walked to load the bases, Pence hit a bouncer past third baseman Martin Prado. Victorino added a two-out, two-run single in the fourth. Both runs were unearned because of an error by shortstop Alex Gonzalez on a bouncer hit by Ruiz that put two runners on. Victorino advanced to second on the throw to the plate after his single. He stole third and kept on running home when the ball skipped past catcher Brian McCann. But Lowe covered in time to tag out Victorino, who stopped a couple feet short of the plate, ducked

and tried to sneak under Lowe's tag. Utley hit a triple high off the right-field fence with one out in the fifth. After Howard was intentionally walked, Pence ripped an RBI double just inside the first-base bag. Ruiz added a tworun single that made it 7-0. Howard lined a solo shot out to right in the eighth. "This is September and we're trying to finish up strong," Howard said. "You can't let up on them. We've been on the other side where the Mets had a big lead (in September) and we came back." Howard also made an outstanding over-the-shoulder, sliding catch in front of the railing after running a long way down the right-field foul line in the fifth. He got a standing ovation from an appreciative crowd of 45,267. It was the 205th consecutive sellout at Citizens Bank Park, including postseason play. Fans mocked the Braves with the tomahawk chop in the eighth and ninth.

O’Brien Leads Terps Past Shorthanded Miami Grossman Edges Beck, Wins Redskins QB Job Contributed Article Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Drenched in a mixture of sweat and rain, Randy Edsall spoke excitedly about winning his first game as Maryland's head coach. Anyone who knows Edsall wouldn't be surprised to know that he took none of the credit for the Terrapins' 32-24 victory over short-handed Miami on Monday night. “It's not about what I did. It's what the kids did,” Edsall said. “All I tried to do is come in and get them to believe that they could push themselves further than maybe they thought. They bought into the team concept.” There were plenty of heroes for the Terrapins in this Atlantic Coast Conference duel. Nick Ferrara kicked a 32-yard field goal to put Maryland ahead 26-24 with 1:39 left, Danny O'Brien threw for 348 yards and a touchdown, and defensive back Cameron Chism played a part in two touchdowns. The Terrapins emerged from the locker room with new white uniforms patterned after the state flag. They wore wild helmets spashed with red and white on the left side and black and yellow on the right, and the pattern continued to the shoulders. As decreed by Edsall, there were no names on the back. And, as he preached, Maryland used a team effort to win. “It was an unbelievable experience because we were under so much pressure with the new

coaching staff and with Friedgen gone,” Ferrara said. “It was amazing to see how we could come together as a unit and win.” Miami was playing its initial game under Al Golden without eight suspended players, including quarterback Jacory Harris, linebacker Sean Spence and defensive linemen Marcus Forston and Adewale Ojomo. “We had enough talent to win tonight. We just didn't do it,” Golden said. “I thought we were ready to go. We made too many mistakes. You make that many mistakes, you can't win.” Stephen Morris capably filled in for Harris, going 19 for 28 for 195 yards and running for a touchdown. But on a fourthand-4 in the final minute, the sophomore threw an interception that Chism took 54 yards to put the game out of reach with 39 seconds remaining. The Hurricanes struggled defensively, too. Maryland amassed 311 yards and 19 first downs in the first half alone and finished with 499 yards, including 92 yards on 21 carries by Davin Meggett. "We had enough (players) on this trip to win this game," Golden said. "But you can't give up that many yards, no matter who is in the game." The seesaw contest came down to the closing minutes. Soon after O'Brien completed a 52-yard pass to Kevin Dorsey down the right sideline, Ferrera entered only one series after missing from 23 yards out. This one, however, was right down the middle.

Chism then provided the clincher. A year ago, O'Brien went 9 for 28 for 134 yards in a 26-20 loss to the Hurricanes. In this one, he was 31 for 44 — including 19 for 26 for 228 yards after only four series. The Terrapins got to the Miami 11 or closer on six occasions, yet they scored only one touchdown and twice came away with nothing. The Hurricanes took a 21-20 lead early in the third quarter on a 5-yard run by Morris. Maryland regained the lead when Ferrara kicked his third field goal to end a 14-play drive. O'Brien began moving the Terps in a march that bridged the third and fourth quarters. In the middle of the drive, a rain that began at halftime picked up in intensity. Maryland managed to get a first-and-goal at the Miami 5, but could get no closer before Ferrara's field goal try sailed off to the right. Morris then directed a 67-yard march that ended with a 30-yard field goal by Jake Wieclaw for a 24-23 lead with 4:01 remaining. Miami converted a fourth-and-1 on the drive and benefited from a questionable defensive holding call on Chism. That, however, would be the Hurricanes' final surge. The Terrapins led 20-14 at halftime. After blowing a 10-0 advantage, Maryland moved back in front when Chism caused Mike James to fumble and defensive lineman Joe Vellano lumbered 30 yards for a score.

Contributed Article Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. — It's Rex. By the proverbial nose of the football. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan ended the suspense Monday and announced Rex Grossman as the starting quarterback, giving the nine-year veteran the nod over John Beck going into Sunday's season opener against the New York Giants. "I've got a lot of faith in both of them. It was very competitive all the way through," Shanahan said. "I thought Rex won by an edge." Grossman becomes the latest player to be given the chance to hold a position that has lacked stability essentially since the end of the glory days of the 1980s and early 1990s. The Redskins have used 20 starting quarterbacks over 18 seasons, with this year's competition a fallout from last year's Donovan McNabb debacle, when Shanahan traded two draft picks for a former Pro Bowl player who eventually got benched and then traded. Shanahan decided to go with Beck vs. Grossman in 2011, even though Beck hasn't played in a regular- season game since 2007 and Grossman hasn't done much since losing his starting job with the Chicago Bears in 2007, the year after he led them to

a Super Bowl. Grossman is a 40-40 player, but that's not a compliment: He's thrown 4o touchdowns and 40 interceptions in his NFL career. Shanahan said he was staking his reputation on his belief both can play, and he maintained that confidence Monday. "Any time you've got confidence in two quarterbacks, it's pretty good in the National Football League, and that's what I have right now," the coach said. "I'm very pleased with it." One would assume that Grossman is pleased as well, but he'll wait to fully express it to the world. After initially saying both quarterbacks would be made available to reporters, the team recanted and said they would instead speak on Wednesday. "He came in here like he wanted to fight for a job, like he expected to win a job, and he did just that," running back Tim Hightower said of Grossman. "But it's preseason. Now the real work begins, so we'll see what happens now." The race was genuinely a close one. There was little separating the two at practice or through the first three preseason games. Grossman ran the offense more efficiently, while Beck was more mobile. But Beck failed to seize an opportunity in last week's game, when he got the start against Tampa Bay and played a so-so half against a

second-string defense. Grossman completed 64 percent of his passes during preseason with two touchdowns, one interception and a 92.3 rating. Beck completed 62 percent with one touchdown, two interceptions and a 74.7 rating. "When you're evaluating everything on a day-to-day basis, you kind of get a gut (feeling)," Shanahan said. "And someone makes a little jump, you go in that direction." Grossman also had the advantage of studying the Redskins' current offense for one season as a backup with Houston under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who now holds the same position in Washington. Grossman came to the Redskins last year and started the final three games after McNabb was benched. "He's familiar with the system," Mike Shanahan said. "I thought he was pretty automatic with a lot of his reads, and hopefully he plays accordingly." Shanahan said Grossman will be evaluated every week — as is every player — but the job is now Grossman's to lose. “Obviously you make a decision based for the season,” Shanahan said. “When you pick a guy out, you're not going to say, `Hey, you think that guy's going to fail.' Obviously you hoping he's going to be very successful.”


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Bills Veteran Center Hangartner Among Final Cuts

a By John Wawrow 's Associated Press ts, dy 1 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) the —The lack of experienced ng depth along the Buffalo Bills ory,offensive line grew even thinner after veteran center Geoff Hangartner was among the on't team's cuts in establishing its 53-player roster Saturday. Hangartner was among 22 oth- players released four days y'all after telling The Associated Press he had assurances from the Bills' coaching staff that he would make the team. He's a six-year NFL veteran who had a lost his starting job at center to Eric Wood this offseason. Man Coach Chan Gailey said he never provided Hangartner s. any assurances. “I've never said that,” Gailey said. Hangartner wasn't available for comment. His agent, Eric Metz, declined comment g. except to say, “After 27 years field of this, it's all about actions, r not words.” The move was considered a side surprise, especially after both o- Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix expressed concern ght about the line's lack of experience during training camp. ng Hangartner was the Bills' most experienced and highest paid lineman. He was scheduled to make $2.55 million this year, r) and $5.35 million in base salary over the final two years of his contract. g n The Bills open at Kansas City on a Sept. 11. They went 1-3 in the l preseason in which their Ryan Fitzpatrick-led offense was inwd consistent. And they're coming u- off a 4-12 finish last year. “Each individual decision is on its own merits,” Gailey ma- said. He added that the moves were made based on “knowledge, insight and opinion and what we feel is best for the

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Geoff Hangartner (right) was the starting center for the Buffalo Bills last season, but lost the job to Eric Wood this season. He was the Bills' highest paid offensive lineman (AP Photo/Frank Gunn)

opportunity to beat Kansas City and for the future of our football team.” Buffalo also cut three more offensive linemen, secondyear tackle Cordaro Howard, third-year guard Mansfield Wrotto and rookie center Michael Switzer. Second-year tackle Ed Wang (shoulder) was one of four players placed on the waived injured list. Those moves leave the team with three tackles, including rookie fourth-round pick Chris Hairston, who is currently serving as the lone backup. Starting guard Andy Levitre also has experience playing the position. Wang made headlines in becoming the first player with direct Chinese ancestry to be selected in the NFL draft last year, when the Bills chose him in the fifth round out of Virginia Tech. He missed much of last season with a thumb injury, and was then sidelined

for part of training camp last month with a shoulder injury. Third-year safety Jon Corto (shoulder) was also waived/ injured, while running back Bruce Hall was placed on injured reserve. Receiver Craig Davis failed to make the best out of his second chance. A first-round pick in 2007, Davis had four unproductive seasons before being released by the San Diego Chargers this year and signing with the Bills early last month. Davis was beaten out by Ruvell Martin, a fifth-year player who had signed with the Bills 10 days earlier. “First of all, he did a great job of picking up the offense quickly,” Gailey said of Martin. “And he played well on special teams. It was a good combination to have coming in on short notice.” Cornerback Reggie Corner, a 2008 fourth-round draft pick,

was among the players cut. His departure leaves the Bills with five cornerbacks, including two rookies: second-round pick Aaron Williams and seventhrounder Justin Rogers. Also cut was rookie defensive tackle Michael Jasper. At 6-foot-4 and 383 pounds, Jasper was considered a project after being selected with the second of the team's two seventh-round picks out of Bethel University. Gailey described Jasper as a “viable candidate” to be placed on the Bills' practice squad should he go unclaimed on waivers. (Editor’s note: Jasper was placed on the Bills’ practice squad). Second-year tight end Shawn Nelson was also cut in a move that didn't come as a surprise. He's been hampered by an assortment of injuries and opened last season missing the first four games while serving an NFL-imposed suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He appeared in only five games last season before being placed on the reserve/ injured non-football injury list as a result of migraines. A fourth-round pick out of Southern Mississippi, Nelson then missed most of training camp last month with a leg injury. Two rookie undrafted free agents made the roster: linebacker Robert Eddins (Ball State) and tight end Zack Pianalto (North Carolina). Eddins had a solid training camp, while Gailey said Pianalto showed enough potential despite being slowed by a hamstring injury. (Editor’s note: Pianalto has since been cut to make room for new tight end, Lee Smith, a rookie from Marshall University).

2011 Buffalo Bills 53-Man Roster No. Name

Pos. Ht.

Wt.

Age Exp. College

No. Name

Pos. Ht.

Wt.

Age Exp. College

50 Barnett, Nick

LB

6-2

230

30

9

Oregon State

21 McKelvin , Leodis CB

5-10 186

26

4

Troy

57 Batten, Danny

LB

6-4

242

23

1

South Dakota State

56 Merriman, Shawne LB

6-4

264

27

7

Maryland

77 Bell, Demetrius

OL

6-5

311

27

3

Northwestern State

52 Moats, Arthur

LB

6-2

249

23

2

James Madison

74 Brown, Colin

OL

6-7

328

26

1

Missouri

8

P

6-0

176

35

11

Pittsburg State

31 Byrd, Jairus

S

5-10 203

24

3

Oregon

58 Morrison, Kirk

LB

6-2

247

29

7

San Diego State

92 Carrington, Alex

DE

6-5

305

24

2

Arkansas State

86 Nelson, David

WR

6-5

215

24

2

Florida

84 Chandler, Scott

TE

6-7

263

26

3

Iowa

11 Parrish, Roscoe

WR

5-9

175

29

7

Miami

99 Dareus, Marcell

DT

6-3

340

21

R

Alabama

79 Pears, Erik

OL

6-8

314

29

7

Colorado State

54 Davis, Andra

LB

6-1

255

32

10

Florida

76 Rinehart, Chad

OL

6-5

323

26

4

Northern Iowa

81 Easley, Marcus

WR

6-2

221

23

1

Connecticut

26 Rogers, Justin

DB

5-11 181

23

R

Richmond

59 Eddins, Robert

LB

6-3

248

22

R

Ball State

65 Sanborn, Garrison LS

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Lions Cap Perfect Preseason By Beating Bills 16-6 By John Wawrow Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — Running back Jerome Harrison isn't making any predictions whether did enough in the final preseason game to win a job with the Detroit Lions. And Lions coach Jim Schwartz is not about to start celebrating over how the Lions capped a perfect preseason with a 16-6 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. “You don't get any points for that,” Schwartz said. “Why don't we just wait and see once we get to the regular season before we start giving them too many pats on the back and start puffing our chests up at all.” It's a good reminder, given the last time the Lions went 4-0 at this time of year. It was 2008, and they proceeded to become the NFL's first team to lose all 16 regular season games. Harrison had the most notable performance in a final bid to secure a roster spot once final cuts are made by Saturday. The six-year NFL veteran ran for 72 yards and set up the Lions' two first-half scoring drives. His 47-yard run led to Maurice Stovall's 16-yard touchdown catch from Shaun Hill. Harrison's 17-yard run off right tackle set up Jason Hanson's 44-yard field goal that put the Lions up 10-0 with 3:15 left in the half. Signed on Aug. 9 after rookie second-round pick Mikel Leshoure tore his left Achilles tendon, Harrison is competing with Aaron Brown to make the roster behind Jahvid Best and Maurice Morris, who sat out with a hand injury. He's not sure whether it was enough. “In this business, you shouldn't feel no way because you never know what's going to happen,” Harrison said. “I just go out there and play hard and try to put myself in a good situation. ... Whatever happens is going to happen.” Hanson added 46- and 35-yard field goals in the second half. The Bills (1-3) produced mostly a dud in a game in which their starters played only two series. With his team trailing 16-0, Bruce Hall scored on a 1-yard plunge with 4:05 left, but Buffalo failed on 2-point conversion when Craig Davis bobbled Levi Brown's pass in the end zone. Coach Chan Gailey was unhappy with his offense, which produced 43 yards in the first half, and 217 overall. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick went 2 of 5 for minus 1-yard passing. Two of the incompletions were drops _ one by Marcus Easley, who's attempting to beat out Donald Jones for the No. 2 spot. “Yes, it was a mess to be honest with you,” Gailey said. He was particularly unhappy with backup Tyler Thigpen,

who finished 12 of 21 for 92 yards, while getting sacked five times. On the bright side, linebacker Shawne Merriman had three tackles. It was Merriman's first game since missing the past two with a groin injury, and after the player once dubbed “Lights Out” missed most of last season with nagging injuries to his calf and Achilles. “One of the main things I wanted to get accomplished was to get ready for the games, get ready for the process,” Merriman said, already looking ahead to Buffalo's regular-season opener on Sept. 11. “It felt good. I'm glad I got the chance to get out there and play a little bit just to get into the routine of getting ready again. Now, the next time I line up it'll be the real thing.” Merriman burst into the backfield to pull down Best from behind for a 1-yard loss on the Lions first series. On the next series, Merriman ran down Brown from behind to trip him up and limit him to a 10-yard gain on thirdand-12. The new-look Lions, who open at Tampa Bay on Sept. 11, are seeking to turn around the woeful fortunes of a franchise that hasn't made the playoffs in 11 years — tied with Buffalo as the NFL's longest current drought. They're coming off a 6-10 finish, in which they won their final four games. Schwartz took no chances, pulling his starters after each played one series. Matthew Stafford opened the game completing a 39-yard pass up the right sideline to Calvin Johnson, before the drive stalled at the Bills 39. Coming off right shoulder surgery, the 2009 No. 1 draft pick closed a solid preseason in which he went 25 of 33 for 395 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. Schwartz was cautious in touting Stafford, noting his quarterback had a solid preseason last year before hurting his shoulder in Week 3. “He's got great command, but he was in that same position last year,” Schwartz said. “We have to prove it in the 16 games.” Notes: Schwartz hasn't ruled out having Lions CB Alphonso Smith open the season on the physically-unableto-play list after missing the preseason with a foot injury. ... The Lions, coming off a 34-10 win over New England, failed to score 30 points for a fourth straight game. Detroit has gone unbeaten six times in the preseason. ... The Bills paid tribute to longtime Lions beat writer, Booth Newspapers reporter Tom Kowalski, who died of a heart attack Monday. The Bills kept what would've been his seat open in the press box with Kowalski's press pass left sitting on a game notes folder. A moment of silence was also held in the press box following the national anthem.


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Jamestown, Fredonia And Silver Creek Big Winners On Opening Night

By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

In a wild opening weekend of football, most Chautauqua County teams got off to exactly the type of start they were looking for. • Jamestown highlighted the weekend by defeating Niagara Falls 28-7 behind an all-around team effort. Perhaps, the Red Raiders were a little bit worried about their lack of experience on offense. Little did we know, their defense and special teams might be enough to carry them this season. Jake Dwaileebe returned a kick for a 90-yard touchdown, Jacob Gullo had a 51-yard punt return for a touchdown and J.B. Maisonet scooped up a fumble for a 24-yard score. Meanwhile, the defense, led by linebacker Ben Whitney shut Niagara Falls down en route to cruising to a season-opening win. They open divisional play Friday night at Orchard Park in an early season showdown against the 1-0 Quakers who crushed Kenmore West to open their season. • Fredonia defended their Class C championship by opening their season with a 29-14 divisional win against JFK. In a new division, the Hillbillies’ veteran leader Dylan Cassidy got things started with a 45-yard touchdown run en route to gaining 123 yards on the ground. Senior quarterback Connor Farnham had an 80-yard touchdown pass to Jude Gardner that

put Fredonia up 20-7 and in control midway through the second quarter. Fredonia takes on Lafayette in another road divisional game Friday night. • Southwestern and Falconer renewed their rivalry, but it was the Trojans showing their prowess again by dominating the Falcons 35-12. Captain and top returner from last year’s squad Jake Swan returned an interception for 101 yards and a touchdown that really turned the tide in the game, making it 19-0 Southwestern. Swan also caught a touchdown pass while Jake Pilling ran for two scores. It was the 15th straight victory for Southwestern over Falconer. For Falconer, Nathan Sharp and Devon Cameron ran for touchdowns. • The opening of the new Dunkirk field probably didn’t turn out the way the Marauders wanted, but it was certainly a tough battle against local rival Silver Creek. Feeding off the energy of their new field, Dunkirk took the ball down the field and scored on their opening possession, giving the Marauders a 6-0 lead. However, Silver Creek relied on their veterans, quarterback John Jimerson and running back Zeddy Williams to carry the Black Knights through their opener. Jimerson threw for three touchdowns while Williams had the other two. • Westfield/Brocton opened

their first season joined together with a 9-8 divisional win over Allegany-Limestone. The Wolverines have a tough task Friday when they host Southwestern. • Elsewhere in Class C South, Cassadaga Valley opened their campaign with a 34-28 win over Catt/Little Valley. • In the revamped Class D, Maple Grove sent a loud message to the rest of the league with a 36-0 pounding of divisional rival Portville. The Red Dragons jumped out early with two Oliver Simpson touchdown runs in the first quarter. Leading 29-0 at halftime, John Nickerson put the game away with a 53-yard touchdown run. It was the second touchdown of the game for Nickerson, who also tallied three sacks while leading the defense. Maple Grove will play IPrep Friday night in another Class D showdown. IPrep lost to St. Mary’s in their season opener. • Elsewhere in Class D, Randolph tipped Frewsburg 27-25. • Finally in Class DD, where every game these teams play will be a division game, the new league got off to quite a start. Clymer jumped out to a 24-0 lead and handled Forestville 46-24. Adam Walker got things going with a 24-yard touchdown catch from Justin White. Then Ryan Phelps took over with two rushing touchdowns before halftime. Sophomore running back Garrett McAfoose added

a touchdown run to make the score 30-8 heading into the locker room. Fellow sophomore running back Jake Wiggers ripped off a 61-yard touchdown down and Walker added another long touchdown catch to cap a huge day for the Pirates offense. Nate Stott had two touchdowns for Forestville, including a 70yard kick return. He also caught a 37-yard score from sophomore quarterback Jacob Nosbisch, who also ran in a touchdown later on in the game. Panama got by Sherman/ Ripley 16-14 capped by Alec Blose 11-yard touchdown catch with less than a minute to play in the game. The final scoring play was all through the air as quarterback Nick Lenart led the team down the field, including a 54-yard completion to get the Panthers within striking distance. Panama and Clymer square off against each other Saturday in Panama. Chautauqua Lake defeated Ellicottville 22-6, but needed to come from behind after trailing Ellicottville 6-0 after the first quarter. Senior quarterback Jason McMahon led the way, tossing two touchdowns and scoring both ensuing twopoint conversions (one pass, one run). Also senior running back Chris Sampson ran for 65 yards and a score. Franklinville doubled up Pine Valley 28-14, and sets up an early big week two game Friday night against Chautauqua Lake.

Chautauqua County Scoreboard & Schedule

Week 1 Chautauqua County Scoreboard Class C North Fredonia 29, JFK 14 Class C South Westfield/Brocton 9, Allegany-Limestone 8 Southwestern 35, Falconer 12 Cassadaga Valley 34, Catt/Little Valley 28 Class D Maple Grove 36, Portville 0

Randolph 27, Frewsburg 25 Class DD Clymer 46, Forestville 24 Panama 16, Sherman/Ripley 14 Chautauqua Lake 22, Ellicottville 6 Franklinville 28, Pine Valley 14 Non-league Jamestown 28, Niagara Falls 7 Silver Creek 35, Dunkirk 14

Week 2 Chautauqua County Schedule Class AA South Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Jamestown at Orchard Park Class B South Saturday, 2 p.m. — Dunkirk at Eden Class C North Friday, 7 p.m. — Fredonia at Lafayette Class C South Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Southwestern at Westfield/Brocton Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Salamanca at Falconer Class D Friday, 7 p.m. — Maple Grove

at IPrep Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Silver Creek at Portville Class DD Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Franklinville at Chautauqua Lake Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Forestville at Pine Valley Saturday, 1:30 p.m. — Clymer at Panama Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Ellicottvillle at Sherman/ Ripley Non-league Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Nichols at Frewsburg (D) Saturday, 1:30 p.m. — Randolph (D) at Cassadaga Valley (C)

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CSHOF Establishes Non-Endowment Fund With Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Contributed Article Chautauqua Sports HOF

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame museum is bursting at its seams. With 133 inductees on the Wall of Fame and with displays and collections exceeding the current space at 15 West Third Street in Jamestown, the CSHOF Board has entered into an agreement to lease adjoining space at 17 West Third Street. The new area, formerly occupied by The Basket Company, will double the existing floor and wall space of the museum. The CSHOF Board of Directors decided that establishing a Non-Endowment Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation was the best way to gather the necessary funds to use towards museum expansion and renovation. That sentiment was echoed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, who voted unanimously to establish the Non-Endowment Fund at their July meeting. The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Non-Endowed Fund provides a method for individuals or businesses to make a charitable donation to this community betterment project. The Community Foundation ensures the money distributed from the Fund is used solely for the purpose intended. To make a tax-deductible donation towards the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame project, simply visit the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s website at crcfonline.org

Contributed Article Karate Connection

Norman Yonkers’ Karate Connection MMA has been in operation in Fredonia since 1990. In 2006 we purchased our own building and moved CSHOF Directors Randy Anderson (left) and Russ Diethrick (right) receive Hugh Bedient memorathe school to our current bilia from Bedient’s grandson, Hugh Imus (center). (Photo submitted by Randy Anderson) location of 168 Cushing Street ed the first singles player from (corner of Cushing & Prosclick on the “Donate Now” link, Nelson Turnell: Inductee Of the University of Tennessee, The Month and use the keyword “sport”. pect), Fredonia. who was 30 years his junior, Checks can also be sent to the Area tennis enthusiasts lost with smart play that included A former National Champion Community Foundation at 418 a great friend when Nelson in NASKA and PKL, Mr. chips, lobs, and drives. Spring Street, Jamestown, N.Y. Turnell passed away. He was Yonkers has turned his efforts 14701. It wasn't honors that Turnell a Falconer Central School and talents towards the fullliked the most, but just playgraduate and was affiliated Huge Bedient Memorabilia time operation of his school. ing and teaching at the local with nursery stock sales for Donated “My goal is to provide a safe courts and many local tennis over 40 years and that is how and fun environment, where Hugh Bedient was a hero of players learned the game form education, anger management, he got involved in tennis. the 1912 World Series for the To break the tedium of travel- him. Among his students were fitness, and developing a posichampion Boston Red Sox. tive mental outlook are the ing throughout the Northeast- Karen Peterson, teacher and Upon return to his Falconer top player in Buff alo; Jimmy priorities. Our family environern United States, he played home following the Series, he Kammann, a teaching pro in ment provides a valuable sense tennis in his free time. When was welcomed with a parade Chicago; Judy Calanni, the first of belonging and acceptance. reportedly attended by 25,000 he wasn't on the road, he was female ever to play singles on We believe a quality teaching tennis in the Jameadoring fans. the Jamestown High School stown area for over 30 years Martial Arts school has the Hugh Imus, grandson of boys’ tennis team, and Len and all free of charge. responsibility to teach their the 1983 CSHOF inductee, Johnson, a CSHOF inductee students more than just selfHe played in many tournarecently presented a valuin 1986. defense in order for them to ments, but didn't keep a reable cache from his personal Nelson Turnell died in 1981. become productive, successcord of them or the trophies. collection to the CSHOF muHe was inducted into the ful individuals.” He played in the New York seum. The photographs and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Sate tennis toumament and articles have been scanned Fame in the very first class of Our school teaches a wide and can be viewed at Bedient’s won many doubles titles with variety of mixed martial arts. inductees (1982). his son, Dan. He once defeatpage on the CSHOF website. From the Hayastan grappling

arts of Judo, Russian Sambo, Jiu-Jitsu, & Muay Thai, to traditional Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Street Self-Defense, Forms/Kata, Weapons, Kickboxing/Cardio, MMA/ Fitness, Weight Training/ Weight Loss Programs, & Women’s Self-Defense. We operate with age appropriate classes; with a variety of available days & times to make it convenient for busy families. Our group classes have many different programs, with one to fit every budget. We also offer private lessons for those who wish to train alone or with a partner(s) of your choice. We are proud of our history in Fredonia. We have proven our credibility, and we assure you that we will never use feigned honorary proclomations or create disingenuous associations to sell our program. After 21 years our growth continues due to the support of our students and families, and by simply providing the best quality of instruction available in Chautauqua County. To contact us you can call 761679-7685 or vistit our website at: www.karatecon.com.


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NAHL To Bring Excitement, Exposure To Jamestown By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

Entering its 36th season in 2011-12, the North American s 7 Hockey League will open the 4 season this weekend highlighting its newest team, the Jamestown Ironmen. The Ironmen will play backto-back games Friday and Saturday night against the Chicago Hitmen before headn- ing to Blaine, Minn. for the annual “NAHL Showcase” involving all 28 teams to kick off the season taking place Wednesday Sept.14-17. Joining the league this year alongside Jamestown will be three teams; the Odessa Jackalopes, Minot Minotauros, and Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings, who re-join the league after leaving in 1993. With four new teams, the league was forced to overhaul a

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its setup. Last year 26 teams were split into four divisions. However, this year the league will now be split into five divisions. Interesting to know, the NAHL has quite an unbalanced schedule. This year the Ironmen will only play 10 of the 27 teams in the league. On top of that, of their 60 games, 48 of them will be against their divisional opponents, Michigan, Kalamazoo, Traverse City and Port Huron. The Ironmen will need to finish in the top four of the five-team division to qualify for the playoffs, where again they will only play against their division. The winner of those playoffs will join four other divisional champions and the host Texas Tornado at the Robertson Cup — the league’s championship — in Frisco, Texas from May 1-5.

The best news of course will be the level of hockey the area will be able to see. The NAHL is the largest USA Hockey-sanctioned Junior A circuit and primarily serves to develop young players into the NHL. Their résumé speaks for itself. In the 2010 NHL’s Entry

Draft, 16 former NAHL players were selected, five of which went in the first round, including No. 11 overall pick Jack Campbell, who played for the U.S. National Development Team (team has since moved to the United States Hockey League) in 2008-09. In addition, more than 100

Jamestown Ironmen Inaugural Roster

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Player Steve Frangione Thayer Universal Brett Szajner Cody Walsh Aaron Scheppelman, C Wes Elrod Eric Fragoso Zack Szajner Christian Black Anthony Stempin Jake Hopfner Frank Mihalic Kyle Horn Aaron Arm Jon Smith, A Nick Bingaman Jeff McFarland Matt Moore Huba Sekesi Anthony Coles Corey Beaulieu Drew Slaton, A Jon Buttitta Joe Ballmer Curran McNamara

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IRONMEN INAUGURAL SEASON continued from pg 1 double-digit goalscorers last year and figure to see more ice time and play a larger role this season. “Community scoring,” Daikawa quipped when asked about how the team will replace all the departed offense. “But I know there are guys that can score goals on this team.” The rest of the group is made up of either newcomers or vastly inexperienced players. “We’ll play hard-nosed and get guys to the net,” Daikawa said. “I don’t care what league you’re playing in, it’s tough to score goals.” However Daikawa did seem excited about some of his young forwards that will be playing their first season in the NAHL.

Nick Bingaman and Zack Szajner were among two mentioned that Daikawa thinks could turn into reliable goalscorers. Also is German native Huba Sekesi, who Daikawa said has the size and speed to become a top-tier goalscorer.

Strongly Defensively

The lack of experience on offense will made up with the talent pool on the blue line. As Daikawa alluded to, he prefers a defensive approach as is, and certainly will look to take advantage of that with his group here. Leading the way is Scheppelman, a stay-at-home defenseman who might be counted on to take a few more chances in the offensive end this year.

Also back are Aaron Arm, Cody Walsh and Wes Elrod. Arm was only one of two players last season to have played in all 58 games last season (Wydo the other) and had a solid year. Also not known for his offensive prowess — 12 points, three goals — Arm made a difference with his physical play. “We’re going to be really strong defensively,” Daikawa said. “The four guys (mentioned above) have all really impressed me this season and I can tell that’s going to be a strong part of our team.” Walsh started 2010-11 as a member of the Topeka Roadrunners, but was traded a month into the season to

Hometown Jamestown, N.Y. Raleigh, N.C. Novi, Mich. Rolling Meadows, Ill. Hanover, Mich. Nashville, Tenn. Novi, Mich. White Lake, Mich. West Bloomfield, Mich. Livonia, Mich. Eastpointe, Mich. Sewell, N.J. Utica, Mich. Plantation, Fla. Allen Park, Mich. Bedford, N.Y. Grosse Ile, Mich. Grosse pointe Park, Mich. Munich, Germany Wonder Lake, Ill. Amherstburg, Ontario Augusta, Ga. Middleburg Hts, Ohio Kalamazoo, Mich. Buffalo, N.Y.

NAHL players committed to NCAA Division I schools and another 100 to NCAA Division III schools last season. The league has four main showcase events that attract many college and pro scouts with the first being next week’s openers in Minnesota. They’ll also have “NAHL Top Prospects I” held in Chicago, Ill. from Dec. 4-6, which is an all-star game comprised of four teams featuring the league’s best talent. Next, “NAHL Top Prospects II” is held in Ann Arbor, Mich., from Feb. 19-21 showcasing select teams from around the NAHL. Finally, the Robertson Cup will be held at the end of the year to crown a league champion. Many prominent NHL players made their start in the NAHL. Although the players certainly won’t head directly to the

NHL like some junior leagues in Canada do, NAHL graduates often go on to play major Division I college hockey. Notables like Ryan Miller and Blake Geoffrion have gone on to win the Hobey Baker award — NCAA hockey’s version of the Heisman Award. “I think I learned a lot playing in the NAHL,” said former NAHL player and current Washington Capital Mike Knuble. “I learned a lot about what I could achieve as a player, about what kind of work ethic it was going to take to go higher. Coming from high school to college is too big a jump and I needed a stepping stone there, and it was a great opportunity to be seen, not only at the college level but the NHL level, too. Playing every day against good competition brought that out of me.”

Schedule

Date Game Time Fri, Sep 09 at Chicago Hitmen 7:50 PM Sat, Sep 10 at Chicago Hitmen 7:40 PM Wed, Sep 14 Coulee Region Chill - † 1:15 PM Thu, Sep 15 at Amarillo Bulls - † 5:00 PM Fri, Sep 16 at Alaska Avalanche - † 12:00 PM Sat, Sep 17 Topeka Roadrunners - † 12:45 PM Fri, Sep 23 at Michigan Warriors * 7:30 PM Sat, Sep 24 at Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings * 2:00 PM Fri, Sep 30 at Michigan Warriors * 7:30 PM Sat, Oct 01 at Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:00 PM Fri, Oct 07 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM Sat, Oct 08 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM Fri, Oct 14 Chicago Hitmen 7:05 PM Sat, Oct 15 Chicago Hitmen 7:05 PM Thu, Oct 20 at Michigan Warriors * 7:30 PM Fri, Oct 21 at Michigan Warriors * 7:30 PM Sat, Oct 22 at Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:00 PM Fri, Oct 28 Kalamazoo Jr K-Wings * 7:05 PM Sat, Oct 29 Kalamazoo Jr K-Wings * 7:05 PM Sun, Oct 30 Kalamazoo Jr K-Wings * 2:00 PM Fri, Nov 04 Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM Sat, Nov 05 Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM Fri, Nov 11 at Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:00 PM Sat, Nov 12 at Michigan Warriors * 7:00 PM Sun, Nov 13 at Kalamazoo Jr K-Wings * 2:00 PM Fri, Nov 25 Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM Sat, Nov 26 Michigan Warriors * 7:05 PM Fri, Dec 09 at Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:00 PM Motor City. Not playing on the top two pairings, Walsh Sat, Dec 10 at Kalamazoo Jr K-Wings * 2:00 PM didn’t log a whole heck of a lot Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM of minutes, but did play in 33 Fri, Dec 16 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM games and finished with a +2. Sat, Dec 17 Fri, Dec 30 Traverse City North Stars * 7:05 PM Elrod didn’t score in 44 games, but dished out six as- Sat, Dec 31 Traverse City North Stars * 7:05 PM sists and a +6 rating. Sun, Jan 01 Traverse City North Stars * 2:00 PM Those four give Daikawa arat Janesville Jets 7:05 PM guably the most experienced Fri, Jan 13 Sat, Jan 14 at Janesville Jets 7:05 PM group of blue liners coming back. Fri, Jan 20 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM Finally, Ballmer and Curran 2011-12 Key Dates McNamara will be the teams’ goaltenders. Sept. 9 — Opening night against Chicago “We were really pleased Sept. 14-17 — NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minn. with both of them when we Oct. 7 — Home opener against Port Huron scrimmaged in Buffalo last weekend,” Daikawa said. Dec. 4-6 — NAHL Top Prospects (All-Star Break) I “That’s a really good sign for Feb. 19-21 — NAHL Top Prospects (All-Star Break) II us right now.” May 1-5 — Robertson Cup


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r. Jerry Punch, the veteran ESPN TV reporter, makes his living telling other people’s stories. But his own stories may be the best of all, and many of them are from Atlanta Motor Speedway. As a young man, he raced stock cars at Hickory Motor Speedway near his hometown of Newton, N.C., running against some of the best drivers ever to sit behind a steering wheel. At North Carolina State University, he had a brief stint as a walk-on back-up quarterback on a team coached by the legendary Lou Holtz. He went on to become an emergency room physician, then a radio and TV reporter covering NASCAR races as well as college football games. His medical training has been the difference in life and death for several drivers who crashed in races Punch was covering. He saved Rusty Wallace after a crash during practice at Bristol Motor Speedway, and he and another doctor saved Bill Dennis after a wreck at Daytona. Punch also is credited with saving the life of ARCA driver Don Marmor, who crashed at Atlanta in 1988. Punch was on the Turn One side of pit road of the track, then under its original configuration, when another car veered into Marmor’s path as he exited Turn Four, sending him head-on into the blunt end of pit wall. Tires from an earth mover had been placed there to absorb impact, but Marmor’s car took a savage hit anyway. Since the ARCA broadcast wasn’t live, Punch started walking down pit road during the red-flag period. “I got about midway down pit road, and I see an ARCA official,” Punch said. “I asked him: ‘Hey, what happened?’ “He said: ‘A boy hit the pit road wall head-on. He’s gone.’ “I said: ‘What?’ “He said: ‘He’s gone.’ “I took off running.” When Punch, a trauma specialist, arrived at the car, there was a paramedic already in the right side of the car. Punch climbed through the windshield opening. “The paramedic recognized me, and said, ‘Doc, it’s a bad deal,’” Punch said. He was right. One quick look told Punch that Marmor was unconscious and had multiple broken bones. The steering wheel was impaled in his chest, and he was barely breathing. Punch’s first move was to get an airway opened. Then he had to

Jerry Punch earlier this year at Michigan International Speedway. (Phil Cavali photo) make the risky move of inserting a large IV into Marmor’s heart before pulling the steering wheel away from his chest. “Putting a line to feed a catheter into the heart of a guy sitting in a race car is risky, but you’re dealing with life and death,” Punch said. Eventually, Punch and the paramedics got Marmor out of the car and to the track’s care center. Punch directed Marmor’s care, and talked to him throughout, knowing that Marmor likely wasn’t hearing a thing he said. “I was giving orders and talking to him in his ear: ‘You have broken extremities. You’re out of the car,’” Punch said, adding that he received great assistance from the Atlanta South crew on the

scene that Saturday morning. Marmor spent weeks in the hospital, but he survived. He never raced again, and today works as a body and fender repairman in his hometown of Northlake, Ill. “I’m very lucky that Jerry Punch was working the race that day,” Marmor said by phone last week. “He got my heart going. It’s because of him that I’m still around. “I’ve got some imperfections, but I can live with them.” Marmor said he ran into Punch years later and thanked him. “He just said: ‘No problem,’” Marmor said. It also was at Atlanta that Punch was involved in an incident that led to TV pit reporters

wearing firesuits. He was covering a pit stop by Richard Petty in a 1989 race, when the car backfired and ignited spilled gasoline. The crew radioed Petty to take off, but the gas man and the contents of his spilled can were on fire. Punch, his assistant Nelson Crozier and a Petty crewman managed to wrap the gas man in a blanket and extinguish the flames. Then Punch returned to his reporting duties. “My moustache was singed, the hair on the back of my hand was gone, the windscreen on my microphone was melted, part of my polyester jacket was melted and my forearm was burned a little bit, but I gave a report,” he said. Afterward, he got a call from his producer, Geoff Mason, who was watching the race from New York. He congratulated Punch on his reporting but ordered him and the rest of the pit road reporters to start wearing firesuits. “From that week on we’ve worn them,” he said. “I was in a fire in Terry Labonte’s pits at Michigan a few years after that, and I probably would have been burned without one.” But not all of Punch’s Atlanta stories involve life and death situations. It was at Atlanta in 1982 that Punch, then a radio reporter, did his first TV broadcast. And it was at the season finale at Atlanta in 1992 when Punch made one of his most memorable calls. He was working Alan Kulwicki’s pits when Kulwicki beat Bill Elliott for the championship by leading one more lap than Elliott in what many describe as NASCAR’s greatest race. It also was the final drive for Richard Petty. Just after the finish, the cameras turned on Punch, who was standing by Kulwicki’s car. “The producer said to say something profound,” Punch said. “I don’t remember what I said, but I remember how emotional it was to see Alan Kulwicki, the ultimate underdog, climb out of his car and do the interview. “Then I turn right, and I’m feeding the PA and national TV, and I tell everybody: ‘Direct your attention to the garage area. For the final time, the King, Richard Petty, is going to come out and make one ceremonial lap.’ “I walked down pit road. Richard’s in tears. I’m in tears. I’ll never forget that 1992 race … “Atlanta is a very special place.”

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee threw a wrench in the plans of tens of thousands of fans and into the planning of crews that prepare the cars in the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race was set to run Sunday night, but persistent rain forced officials to postpone the race until Tuesday, since Monday’s forecast was for 100 percent rain. Track president Ed Clark posted a note on the speedway’s website Monday, saying there was no other option. “Throughout the day and night on Sunday, Speedway and NASCAR officials met multiple times with the National Weather Service regarding the weather approaching Atlanta Motor Speedway,” Clark wrote. “Every effort was made to complete the event on Sunday night. When it became apparent that we could not start the event until after midnight, the decision was made to postpone the AdvoCare 500 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.” The rescheduling of the race to a midweek date is necessary because there are no open weekends remaining on the schedule, and the 26-race regular season ends on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. The delay means the crews who prepare the cars likely will have to adjust for different conditions at AMS than what they’d planned for, and their preparations for Saturday night’s race at Richmond will be affected as well. “It just makes a short week going to Richmond for our engineers [to] do some stuff to our Richmond cars on pull down rigs and things,” said Steve Addington, crew chief on Kurt Busch’s No. 22 Dodge. “That’s just Kurt Busch shields guests from Sunday’s rain at Atlanta part of it. We’ll have Motor Spdwy. (NASCAR photo) to adjust to it.”

Younger Burton enters racing Another member of the racing Burton family from South Boston, Va., has joined the racing ranks. Harrison Burton, the 10-year-old son of Sprint Cup driver Jeff Burton and nephew of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday to talk about his experiences driving a quarter-midget racer. Harrison races under a United States Auto Club sanction in an all-oval series for drivers age 5-16. He and his father held a news conference in the media center at AMS, and young Burton, wearing a Caterpillar firesuit, seemed to be as at ease in front of the media as his father at times. “It’s been really fun to go out and race,” Harrison Burton said. “My favorite track was probably a banked track. It was really fun to race on that completely sideways track because it’s really good racing, and everybody was passing each other really often.” Jeff Burton said that the kids race harder than one might expect, and that at some tracks there are more cars on the speedway for the amount of pavement than when the Cup cars run at Bristol. But he also said he’s not pushing his son to be a racer. “I have a passion for racing, and I love it, but he doesn’t have to,” Jeff Burton said. “If he ever wants to quit, we quit. If he wants to play lacrosse, we play lacrosse.” Jeff Burton also said that when he’s at the quarter midget tracks he’s not treated like a Sprint Cup star. “I’m just another dad,” he said.

SPRINT CUP POINTS 1. Kyle Busch 830; Leader

SPEAKING

2. Jimmie Johnson 830; Leader

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3. Matt Kenseth 798; behind -32 4. Carl Edwards 795; behind -35 Joey Logano, driver of the No. 20 Toyota, makes a pit stop during August’s Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway. (NASCAR photo)

Logano hits 100 Cup starts: ‘It’s gone by pretty quick’ For the people who follow the Legends racing program at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it must be hard to imagine that one-time Alpharetta, Ga., resident Joey Logano has reached the threshold of 100 Sprint Cup starts. A decade ago, Logano was one of the kid racers who ran the quarter-mile at AMS in the early stages of their careers, a group that includes Reed Sorenson and David Ragan. Logano still holds the AMS Bandolero record for consecutive wins, with 14. Three years ago, just after he reached NASCAR’s minimum age of 18, he made his Cup debut at New Hampshire, finishing 32nd. In the 99 races since, he has a win, at New Hampshire in 2009, along with three poles, 14 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes. He has nine victories in the Nationwide Series although he’s never run a full season in that division. Along the way he’s set records for the youngest driver

to win in Nationwide and Cup Series as well as being the youngest driver to win a Cup pole and the youngest driver to win Cup Rookie of the Year honors. Logano said the years really have seemed to slip by. “It doesn’t really feel like it’s been that long,” he said during an interview session at Bristol Motor Speedway. “It’s gone by pretty quick.” He also said he hasn’t achieved the results he expected. Others had high expectations too, as his one-time moniker “Sliced Bread” would indicate. “Winning one out of 100 is not where we wanted to be, so we need to win some more,” he said. “It’s a steep learning curve, but it’s like that for everyone. “I’ve worked really hard, and I’m proud of what we’ve done so far … We’ve got a long way to go. We’re still working at it. We’ve come a long ways, and that means a lot.”

NUMERICALLY

5. Kevin Harvick 782; behind -48 6. Jeff Gordon 782; behind -48 7. Ryan Newman 762; behind -68 8. Kurt Busch 749; behind -81 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 728; behind -102 10. Tony Stewart 710; behind -120

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Cup victories by Joe Gibbs Racing in the past five races at Richmond (Kyle Busch has three and Denny Hamlin two) Cup victories 15 Sprint by Richard Petty at

Richmond, the most of any car owner (Richard Petty: 13, his father Lee Petty: two) regulars 3 Nationwide who have a race win

this season (two for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and one each for Reed Sorenson and Justin Allgaier) Truck Series 49 Career victories by Atlanta

winner Ron Hornaday Jr.


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country sofa cherry coffee table and 2 cherry end tables bemus point OAK SINGLE BED This bed has (4) drawers underneath. $200.00 Call 532-2317. 716532-2317 DIRECTORS CHAIR Wood & Blue Canvas, Great for Bar, Breakfast Island or Deck, Nice! $35.00. 716-232-4013 LIFT CHAIR Like new green lift and recline chair. Asking $300. 716-462-6613

A beatifull dinning set, black, 9 pieces, 6 chairs.$125.00 or B/O 716-679-8232 716-679-8232 DINNING SET

LITTLE TIKES TODDLER BED

Twin size. Under bed storage/play house, ladder on both sides. Lots of fun!! $200.00 or b/o 716-595-3818 SOFA/RECLINER & LOVESEAT

sofa/recliner and loveseat, $120 for both. Tan/Blue/ mauve - Ex cond. 716-7083068 716-708-3068

HOUSEHOLD_GOODS_ FOR_SALE

30 posts 4X4 5’ 10 1/2” $5.00 ea 50 boards 1 1/8”X6” 8’ $2.50 ea All treated and painted white 716-763-1009

FENCING MATERIAL

MISC_FOR_SALE Many avon collectable bottles various prices. 716-485-8673

AVON COLLECTABLES

PORTABLE

DISHWASHER

Whirlpool dishwasher works great I don’t need the portable anymore.$125 716-4858673 SLAB WOOD $8.00 pick up truck you load 716-269-2109 PICKUP

TRUCK

TOOLBOX

Weathergaurd full size pickup truck toolbox. Heavy gauge aluminum. $200. Call 716-499-5266 NEW CELL PHONE CASE In original packaging. $5 Fits most mid size phones. Brocton 716-269-4254 NEW BATTERY 4 BLACKBERRY

D-X1 Still sealed, never used. Only $5. Brocton 716-2694254

SHEATHING Used 7/16” thick 9 pcs. 4X6 $3.50 ea. 4 pcs. 4X8 $4.50 ea. All painted white. 716-763-1009

O.S.B.

PROCESSOR HAMILTON BEACH, Low/High Speed, Pulse, 6+ Cup Chopper, $20.00 716-232-4013

FOOD

Portable, 6 Slice continous cleaning Toaster Oven, $20.00. 716-232-4013

ALL BRAND NEW make-up cases, face cases, sample cards, forms & much more $25. Demo Bag $15. Brocton. 716269-4254

SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS

WATCH - HAMILTON

BLACK & DECKER OVEN

Over 300 set, mostly cute designs. Asking for $125 for them all. They will be in yard sale Fri+Sat 716-720-5805

MARY KAY DEALERS LOT

Railway Special $300.00 Two Railroad keys $25.00 each Phone 716-257-3308

GAS VENTFREE FIREPLACE

With all accessories & use & care instruction booklet. Brocton $15.00 716-269-4254

Beautiful gas ventfree fireplace with blower. Decorative details.$400. 716-4626613

solid oak bedrm furniture, queen size, best offer, and antique oak dresser, best offer.

Matching black wrought iron railings like new. Decorative design. 716-462-6613

OMEGA HAND HELD STEAMER

FURNITURE

LG MICROWAVE OVEN, Stainless Steel, over-the-range, full feature deluxe model, excellent shape, used very little. $145. Call 673-1877 before 9p.m., or leave message and number. BRAND

NEW

DVD

PLAYER

IT HAS A REMOTE THEAT COMES WITH IT.THE ORIGINAL BOOK. IT WORKS GREAT.ASKING $20.00 OBO 716-269-2080 REFRIGERATOR/GAS

RANGE

Frigidaire refrigerator and gas range. Very nice,available Sept 1st(MOVING)! $400.00 for both. 716-595-3818 MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP 1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM

LAWN_AND_GARDEN 3 point log splitter as good as new $500.00 obo 716-269-2109 $8.00 pickup truck load, you load 716-2692109

SLAB WOOD

UTILITY TRAILER W/3 TIRES SLAB WOOD $8.00 pick up truck, you load 716-269-2109

plus 7ft snow plow,6 speed new clutch $4000.00 obo 716269-2109

JD 420 TRACTOR

&

E

CRETE

SYSTEMS

Stamped or plain concrete. Insured, free esitmates. 716401-9449 www.c-e-crete. com UTILITY

TRAILER

4’

X

8’

Paver stones 16x16 Paid $4.38 each, sell for $3.00 each. Total 74 stones. 716-763-6801

PAVER STONES 16X16

4 36X53 white, single hung, half screen. Others. 716-7631009

USED VINYL WINDOWS

HJC FS-10 Helmet Full Face (2) L & XL BLACK $150 EACH ORG. $325 716-499-6450

MOTORCYCLE HELMETS

HOT WATER TANK 40 GALLON

ELECTRIC 3 YRS OLD CITY WATER $125 716-499-6450

ODES UTV Side by Side- Camo in color, trailer hitch, jump seat included. A great ride!!! $3,750. 716-595-3818

2009 ODES UTV

HP

OFFICEJET

PRO

8500

Brand New in sealed box. $100. (716)569-2582 GET FREE CPAP REPLACEMENT Supplies (tubing,

mask, etc) to prevent sores and infections. SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS. Must have MEDICARE or PPO. CALL NOW (800) 458-4337 Plus FREE Home Delivery

and CIALIS 20mg!! 40 Pills + 4 FREE for only $99.00. #1 Male Enhancement, Discreet Shipping. Only $2.70/pill. The Blue Pill Now! 1-888-777-9242

VIAGRA 100MG

HEAVEY DUTY

C

WROUGHT IRON RAILINGS

BOOST

TESTOSTERONE!

Free 30 Day Supply! Progene for Men! All Natural, Herbal Supplement Higher Energy! More Strength Call For Free Month’s Supply! Pay only S&P 800-763-0969

MUSIC PIANO 1965 Kohler & Campbell console (41” high), cherry finish, nice condition, $600 OBO, (716)763-3629 RICHIES “60” PIANO 1970’s Childrens Piano, Chime Sound, 36.5L X 29T X 16W, Great Gift, Unique $240 716232-4013

Looking for an inexpensive keyboard or organ. 716-720-4815

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PIANO FOR SALE Beckwith pi-

ano w/ bench & music books. Call for more info. $100 or BO. 716-785-7928

Guitar $125.00, Martin Mahogany Guitar $800.00, Epiphone Mandolin #125.00 Phone 716-257-3308 WASHBURN MAHOGANY

VIOLINS student yamaha size 1/8 and klaus mueller size 1/10 perfect for a child beginner $75 EACH 716-499-6450 VIOLINS student yamaha size

1/8 and klaus mueller size 1/10 perfect for a child beginner $75 each 716-499-6450

SPORTING_GOODS DUCK/GOOSE DECOYS DOZ

10 DUCK DECOYS/2 GEESE DECOYS NO CHIPS OR BB HOLES! THEY COST ME MUCH MORE THAN I’M ASKING! $100 716-997-0821 CARNIVORE PAINT BALL MASK

BRAND NEW CARNIVORE BLACK PAINT BALL MASK W/REMOVABLE FOG PROFF 270 DEGREE LENS $20.00 716-997-0821 NEW ELECTRONIC HUNT CALL

PREDATOR GAME CALL Imitates Rabbits, Coyote Howl, Distressed Mouse, Fawn Distress RETAIL:$39.99 - $15 716997-0821 NEW HUNT/SURVIVAL KNIFE

NEW STAINLESS STEEL SURVIVAL KNIFE W/SHEATH 10 1/2” BLADE - NYLON SHEATHMUST BE 18 YEARS OLD $15.00 716-997-0821

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NEW PLANO LG LURE BOX

BRAND NEW LG PLANO LURE BOX-SEVERAL COMPARTMENTS STURDY LOCKS- LOTS OF STORAGE TACKLE/REELS $30.00 716997-0821 NEW FLO-LITE HIP WADERS 9

BRAND NEW HIP WADERS (SIZE 9) CLEATED LUG SOLES LIST:$54.99 DICKS-GREAT FOR FALL SALMON FISHING $30.00 716-997-0821 NEW CHEST WADERS SIZE 13

NEW PROLINE SIZE 13 CHEST WADERS CLEAT SOLES, PADDED KNEES, 100% WATERPROFF-GREAT FALL FISHING $40.00 716-997-0821 NEW CAMO WADERS (SIZE 9) BRAND New PRO-LINE

CAMO Hip Waders SIZE 9 LIST:$69.99 DICKS-GREAT FOR FALL SALMON FISHING $30 716-997-0821

NEW SILVER DAIWA COMBO

BRAND NEW DAIWA ROD/ REEL COMBO-MEDIUM ACTION- A GREAT DEAL ON FALL SALMON FISHING GEAR - $20.00 716-997-0821 NEW DAWIA SAMURAI COMBO

BRAND NEW DAWIA SAMURAI ROD & REEL COMBO MEDIUM ACTION - GREAT FOR FALL SALMON & TROUT FISHING $25. 716-997-0821 BodyBugg as seen on The Biggest Loser. used only once for 6 month period. $50 716-672-2742 BODYBUGG

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TOOLS

NEW 20X50 NITE BINOCULARS

NEW 20x50 RED LENS NIGHT VISION BINOCULARS WITH CASE-HUNTERS, SPORTS EVENTS,NATURE LOVERS $30.00 716-997-0821 SOLSTICE GTS KEVLAR KAYAK $2498; highly efficient

touring kayak, great for big and small waterways. 17’-7” & 49 lbs. 716-763-2266 ROWING SHELL: ALDEN QUEST

New. $2528; Glass, 16’, 45 lbs rigged. touring design. storage hatch & rigging included. 716-763-2266

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NEW HUSKY AIR-COMPRESSOR BRAND NEW HUSKY

Air Tools Air CompressorHorizontal Tank Style-W/Additional Air Tools Kit $300 716-997-0821

DRYWALL LIFT $125 ALMOST NEW 716-499-6450

w/ ladder attachments $200 716499-6450

ALLUMINUM PICK 16’

NEW KAYAK: NECKY ESKIA

$1098; great condition, fits medium-large paddler. stable; beginner-intermediate skills. 716-763-2266 LOW PRICES ON AIRSOFT GUN NEW AIRSOFT

RIFLES,PISTOLS SPRING/ ELECTRIC/CO2/ALSO AMMO 18YRS+ TO PURCHASE $5.00 & UP!CALL TODAY 716-9970821

proform 585pi 100.00 716-4500059

TREADMILL LAKEWOOD

DOG GROOMING & BOARDING PICK UP & DELIVERY

2

CHIGUAGUA

BAGS

NUTRO

NATURAL

Choice Dry Dog Food 30-35# each. 2 bags for $50 Several different varieties Brocton 716-269-4254

free to good home. adults only - no kids. 716-410-9994

4 YEAR OLD BOXER

4 MONTH BLACK LAB good with kids - free to good home 716-401-9994

TWO PERSON ROWING SHELL

New. $2628. Glass and carbon construction, 18’ & 58 lbs. rigging included. 716763-2266

2 BAGS IAMS MINI CHUNK 2) 40# bags. Good Exp. date. Bags retail for about $40. each. You get 2 for $40. Brocton 716-269-4254

Male, 5 years, no children, needs a lot of attention. Needs a good home. Call/email for more info 716792-9488

FREE YORKIE

CATS Six beautiful kittens free to good home call 338-5017 for more details. 716-338-5017 FREE KITTENS

GROOMING Cert.groomer Pet

grooming, Lg/Sm dog and cats, Mayville area, www.kituwahgrooming.webs.com 716-269-2109

DOGS AKC puppies, wormed, dew clawed, 1st shots, ready oct. 3rd.$650 4 males, 716-679-8700 716679-8700

SHIH

TZU

GROOMING Cert.groomer Pet

grooming, Lg/Sm dog and cats, Mayville area, www.kituwahgrooming.webs.com 716-269-2109

LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES We currently have 2

Black Males,2 Black Females left they are $400.00 with AKC Reg and you get more 716-782-3234 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES For Sale: Ready to go

to new homes now,They are 8 weeks old. 1Black Male,2Black Females 716782-3234 One female! Born 7/6/11, ready now. Dews, shots, wormed. $450.00 limited registration. (716)672-9136

AKC LAB PUPPY

AVAILABLE. REF AVBL.JULIE@HARMONY HILL(FRED/ BRCTN AREA) 716-410-0453

For sale a nice 3 year old doggie color tan,7 pounds, named Joy love to play $75.00 716-679-8232

OTHER_ANIMALS MUST SELL MOVING 2 BREED-

ING COCKATIELS WITH HUGE CAGE AND ACCESSORIES. $150.00 716-483-3897

MUST SELL MOVING 2 BREED-

ING COCKATIELS AND HUGE CAGE AND ACCESSORIES. $150.00 716-483-3897

FISH AQUARIUM FOR SALE 110

gal. fish aquarium and stand. Includes lights, filters, pump. Fish included if interested. $250. 716-680-8040

HORSE BOARDING FULLCARE. INCLS EVERYTHING.DAILY TURNOUT.JULIE@HARMONY HILL.FRED/BRCTN AREA 716-410-0453 FOR SALE: Three Black Angus

mixed Bulls. (716) 982-1437

SAILFIN MOLLY FISH About 50

Sailfin Mollies for sale. Many color varieties. Mostly adults and maybe some fry. Also have MINI Sailfin available, good for small tanks. $2.00 each and will deliver locally. Small Aquarium Kits with fish for $25.00 716-664-0591


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PET_SUPPLIES BIRD CAGE 19x14x28 tall, strong wired for LoveBirds, Cockatiels, white with Blue Floor, $15.00 716-232-4013

HOUSES

HAULING

2 Bedroom 1-1/2 Bath 49,000. Bank Pre-approval required before viewing. 716-269-4254

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Topsoil/ gravel/ debries

VILLAGE OF BROCTON

MISCELLANEOUS 20Acres $0/Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900. Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. CITY) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee. 1-800-7558953 www.sunsetranches. com

LAND LIQUIDATION!

BUSINESS_PLACES three 2 bedroom apartments available in Dunkirk.references required.366-3738 or 366-0424 716-366-3738 APT FOR RENT

FURNISHED_APARTMENTS BEMUS ROUND

LAKESIDE

YEAR

Utilities Included-$725/month. 1 Bedroom w/Loft area Newly Remodeled AC,Off St Parking,Snow Plowing. 716-763-0523

HOUSES PORTLAND 3 BEDROOM HOUSE AVAILABLE MID OC-

MOBILE_HOMES REMODELED

3

BEDROOM

MOBILE HOME. LARGE LOT IN QUIET MOBILE HOME PARK. 2 MILES SOUTH OF CASSADAGA. 716-680-2584 MOBLE HOME FOR SALE 1974 two bedroom in quiet park new roof windows an furance last year asking 9,000. 716-338-3473

LAKESIDE

YEAR

$725/month Includes Utilities, 1BR with loft area, fully furnished or not, newly remodeled, central air. 716763-0523

Home overlooking lake on a private drive - Immediate occupancy for rent. 800.00/mon. Utilities not incl. For more info call 1-585-457-4167

BEAUTIFUL 2 BR

BEMUS LAKEFRONT SEASONAL Utilities Included, 2 Bed-

room $695/month, Newly Remodeled, Snow Plowing, Available Oct.1-May 2012 716763-0523 BEMUS ROUND

LAKEFRONT

YEAR-

$995/month plus utilities,3 Bedroom,Newly renovated,High Efficiency Furnace,Plowing,Off Street Park 716-763-0523

BEMUS ROUND

LAKEFRONT

YEAR-

3 Bedroom, $995/ month plus utilities, newly carpeted, Hi Eff. Furnace, washer/dryer, snow plowing. 716-763-0523

MISCELLANEOUS Sinclarville area, 716-640-4647 2 BEDROOM APT;

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Plumbing/ heating/ air

conditioning new & repair. 716-640-0604

AUTO_REPAIR AND_PARTS MADENFORD SPRING & AUTO

Downtown Fredonia. Auality Auto & Truck Repairs @ reasonable prices. Large Inventory $60/hr. State Inspection. Any vehicle. Any repair. Mon - Fri 8-5 Sat 8-12 672-7242

BUILDING RESTORATION HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Wood/ trim/ water or fire

damage/ painting we work w/ alot of insurance companies! 716-640-0604

DRAFTING HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING

We design & build - additions & garages, landscapes,decks & new homes! 716-640-0604

UPPER

CLOSE TO TOWN. Available now. $425/mo plus security. NO pets. Call 792-7243

WANTED 150$/month. 24. Female. 2 cats. Will provide own food etc. Please call 716-661-0851

ROOM NEEDED!

Mature wooded land close to Chautauqua Lake. $1,750.00 an acre. contact,marlinski@windstream.net 716-789-5483

47 ACRES

REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Beautiful 1 acre-20acres homesites starting at $2000/acre. Owner financing from $199/ month. Beautiful weather, low taxes, Washington County, Augusta Area. Call Owner Direct 706-364-4200

GEORGIA LAND -

WINDOWS

Firewood is now available for order. $70 face-cord, $195 cord, plus delivery. Call today. 716-736-3963

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All types! New & Re-

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

Summer is at a close and you have noticed problem trees. Give us a call. We do FREE estimates. 716-736-3963

TREE WORK AVAILABLE

Show off your yard! Design, products, installation, maintenance and repair. info@ lampscaping.com

add-ons, rewires - we do it all! 716-640-0604

EXCAVATING HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Foundations/ drainage

systems/ roadways - Meeting all of your excavation needs! 716-640-0604

FENCING HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All types - Call Now! 716-

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All Types! - Call for a free

estimate! 716-640-0604

GENERAL_SERVICES We clean out, load and haul your junk. Residential, estates, foreclosures. Free estimates! 716680-8040

ONE MAN’S TRASH

SKILLED HANDYMAN 30 years PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

Pri-

vate Investigations Matrimonial and Child Custody Expert. (716) 481-1345 Jim NYS-PA-FL Licensed HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All types of service & re-

pairs! Interior / exterior. Call today for your free estimate! 716-640-0604

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

placement! Also doors! - GET A TAX REBATE TO INSTALL NEW WINDOWS & DOORS!!!! 716-640-0604

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING

Firewood now available for order and preorder. $70 face-cord, $195 cord, plus delivery. Call today. 716-736-3963

FIREWOOD, FIREWOOD!

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All types - foundations

- chimneys - retaining walls repairs! 716-640-0604

MISCELLANEOUS TRADITIONAL SON David

GUITAR

LES-

Allen Coester teaches children and adults at Dunkirk or Mayville location. www.meantone.com 716-680-2259 WEDDING AND PARTY MUSIC

David Allen Coester offers live classical guitar for your wedding or holiday party. davidcoester.com 716-6802259 Band repaired. experience.

BAND INSTRUMENTS

Instruments 30 years

QUALITY PLUMBLING SERVICE QUALITY PLUMBLING

FLOORING

LAND hunting land for sale 10/20 acres totally secluded, 10 min from chautauqua lake 716-269-2109

LANDSCAPING

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING New & upgrade service,

640-0604

FARMS_AND_LAND

GLASSS!! Free insulation accessments. All types of insulation. 716-640-0604

PLUMBING

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING New & upgrade service,

Firewood now available for order. $70 face-cord, $195 cord, plus delivery. Call today. 716-736-3963

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

Firewood now available for order. $70 face-cord, $195 cord, plus delivery. Call today. 716-736-3963

ELECTRICAL_SERVICES

BROCTON 2&3 BEDROOM APTS $425/MO PLUS SECU-

2BR

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING NOW BLOWN IN FIBRE-

MASONRY

add-ons, rewires - we do it all! 716-640-0604

WESTFIELD

INSULATION

LAWN_CARE

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS RITY. CALL 792-9871 OR 7927243.

removal. 716-640-0604

scaping & design sevices, water & rock gardens! Call today! 716-640-0604

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TREE_SERVICES

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Full landscaping / land-

TOBER - LOTS OF SPACE. 650/MO PLUS SECURITY. CALL 716 792-7243 BEMUS ROUND

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SERVICE AT AN AFFORABLE PRICE - FULLY LICENSED & INSURED JUST ASK FOR BOB! 716-697-5211

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Emergency service avail-

able. Meeting all of your interior & exterior plumbing needs! 716-640-0604

POLE_BUILDINGS HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Barns/ garages/ pavil-

lions! 716-640-0604

ROOFING HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING All Types! Residential /

Commercial. Shingles/ metal, rubber, coatings! High grade ice cables! 716-640-0604

SEPTIC_TANK AND_DRAINS HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Septic systems - French

drains. Your complete sevice contractor! 716-640-0604

HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Septic systems - French

drains. Your complete sevice contractor! 716-640-0604

SIDING_AND_AWNINGS HOLT GENERAL CONTRACTING Metal, Vinyl, Soffit &

Fascia. - LET US SHOW YOU HOW TO GET A TAX REBATE TO SIDE YOUR HOUsE! 716640-0604

TOWABLE

ATVS Side by side UTV (like the Rhino). Camo in color, 55km odometer reading. 4x4/4x2 $3,750. 716595-3818

2009 ODES UTV

AUTOS V6, 124,000 miles, good condition, $2800 or best offer. Call 716-680-0524

RUNS GREAT.LOW MILES.ALOT OF NEW PARTS.LITTLE RUST.$500.00 OR TRADE.716 269-2080 716-269-2080 1989 BUICK CENTURY

2003 Buick Century for sale. 53,000 miles excellent condition asking $5,000 Call 665.6128

2003 BUICK CENTURY

2005 Chevy Malibu LS Runs Great - $8,700 or BO 72,000 miles 27mpg city/ 35 hwy call (716)708-3068 716-708-3068

2005 CHEVY MALIBU LS

AWESOME MG! Supercharged, black, call for info! 716-595-3818 1958 MG COUPE

2007 WHITE CHEVY IMPALA

Excellent condition. Powereverything. Only driven 6 months. $10,000 716-2670046 2007 CHEVY IMPALA Excellent condition Bought and driven for only 6 months. Asking $10,000 716-267-0046

2005 Malibu LS 4 DR-V6-PWR 30mpg LT Green Ex Cond Asking $8700/BO (716)7083068 716-708-3068 MALIBU LS

Triple black, two sets of factory wheels with winter/summer tires. Excellent condition $12,000. 716-789-5483 2002 BMW X5

2002 BMW X5 Triple black, two

sets of factory wheels with summer/winter tires. Excellent condition, $12,000.

BOATS 22’ SAILBOAT MACGREGOR

1984 swing keel w/trl 5hp motor/3 excl sails/sleeps 4 cuddy. good cond $2450 bo 716-499-3013

MOTORCYCLES ZEBROS BIKE NIGHT 2 FOR 1 WINGS Mondays & Thursdays,1st Street, Barcelona, www.ZebrosHarborHouse.com 716-326-2017 VULCAN

CABIN-

SNOWMOBILING It has 2,100 miles, Trail Bag & New Cover. $3,700 or best offer 716.969.5115 - 716.673.5945

07 YAMAHA PHAZER FX

2001 DODGE CARAVAN

KAWASAKI

INSTANT

1970 Dodge Winnebago-No Title- Gutted/All wood replaced w/channeled Aluminum/ Wont Rot. 716-4894331

500CC

selling 2008 kawasaki vulcan 500cc for 3,500 or BO, call for pictures and information. 716-450-5959 2009 E-TON BEAMER 3 Scooter

80 miles, Needs new battery and poss. a tune up from sitting $1000 OBO Call 716-5261008 or 716-499-6557

RVS POP-UP CAMPER FOR SALE

2000 Flagstaff. Great condition. Sleeps 6-8. Slide-out dining table. Toilet/shower unit inside. 716-680-8040

SUVS Body & Interior is in good condition, 147K Miles, 4 Wheel Drive,4 Door. $850 B/O 716-581-5344 txt ok

1995 BLAZER

TRUCKS

2007 DODGE SPRINTER 2500

diesel, refrigerated, Mileage:178,687 - $33,900 716-664-1444

VEHICLES_WANTED A-1

DONATE

YOUR

CAR!

Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/ Fast Free Pick Up. 800-7719551 www.cardonationsforbreastcancer.org Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED!

1989 FORD F350 CUBE VAN

89 FORD CUBE VAN ALLUM BODY & FLOOR-PULL DOWN DOOR-AIR,88K MILES-MORE DETAILS CRAIGSLIST $4,000 716-997-0821 1998 FORDRANGER 4WDSPLASH New Tires, Lift Kit,

Bed Liner, AM/FM/CD, ABS, Sliding Rear Window, Manual, Red, Nice. 716-232-4013

HORSE TRAILER FOR SALE

17’Titan 3 horse slant large tack-dressing room ,extra tall good condition $4995716488-1530 716-488-1530 FLEER FIBERGLASS TRUCKCAP Fleer Fiberglass Truck

Cap. Teal Green. 100” x 66” Sliding side windows. Steal it for $200.00 716-489-4331

and all controls, current set up for SD pickup. $2,750. (716) 6408239

FISHER V PLOW

2006 FORD F-250 W V PLOW

2006 F-250 FX4 SD 4WD ext cab 6 foot bed, black. Fisher V Plow. 47K miles. $17,500 (716) 640-8239.

VANS 1994 CHEVROLET CARGO VAN

94 CHEVY G30 VAN-1 TON 5.7 LITER NEW TIRES,ABS BRAKES-MILLAGE 119,655 GREAT WORK TRUCK $1,200 716-997-0821 ‘07 FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER

2007 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 High Top Refrigerated, 193,403 $31,900/OBO 716664-1444

MISCELLANEOUS WANT FREE TREATED LUMBER WANTED GOOD USED

TREATED LUMBER FOR HOME REPAIR PROJECTS EMAIL: ajaeiou@hotmail. com 716-997-0821 ANY HOUSE PLANTS no longer wanted or startings. To sell at our church fundraiser. Can pick up or drop off. Brocton 716-269-4254 WANTED

FREE

LUMBER

WANTED GOOD USED TREATED OR UNTREATED LUMBER FOR HOME REPAIR PROJECTS EMAIL: ajaeiou@ hotmail.com 716-997-0821 LOOKING TO BUY Coin Collections. Will pay current book price value. 814-757-8395 FAST PAYMENT for sealed, unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS-up to $17/Box! Most brands. Shipping Prepaid. Call today & ask for Emma 1-888-776-7771 www.cash4diabeticsupplies.com


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Seneca Fall Festival

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The 2011 Seneca Fall Festival will take place September 9 through 11 at the Saylor Community Building and Grounds at 12867 Route 438 in Irving, NY. This annual celebration of community and culture is free and open to the general public. Schedule of Events: Friday, September 9 6 p.m. Co-Ed Adult Kickball Tournament; 7 p.m. Taste of the Territories; 7-9 p.m. Art Show Reception; 7 p.m. Classic Car Show; 7 p.m. Masters Lacrosse Tournament; 8 p.m. Seneca Girls Alumni Game; 8-9 p.m. Deadline for Homemaking, Agricultural, Floral Contest. Saturday, September 10 7-10 a.m. Vendor Set-up; 9 a.m. Co-Ed Adult Kickball Tournament; Exhibition Stands open for Homemaking, Floral, Agricultural Art Show; 10 a.m. Health Fair Tent; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Art Show; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masters Lacross Tournament; 10:30 a.m. Parade Line Up; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artist Tent; 12 p.m. Fall Festival Parade; 12 p.m. Chicken BBQ; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Traditional Medicine and Plant Display with Yolanda Smith; 1 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest; 1 p.m.

Seneca Girls Lacrosse Tournament; 1 p.m. Bart Mowhawk Memorial Bike Show; 1 and 4 p.m. Iorquois Social Dance Demonstration; 3 p.m. Smoke Dance Competition; 4 p.m. Column Climb; 5 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament Registration; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Seneca Sachems Football Game vs. Ellicottville Eagles; 7 to 10 p.m. Iroquois Social Dancing. Sunday, September 11 9 a.m. 5K Run/Walk; 10 a.m. 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament; 10 a.m. Masters Lacrosse Tournament Final Rounds; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Art Show; 10:30 a.m. Fastest Lacrosse Shot; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artist Tent; 11 a.m. Seneca Girls Lacrosse Tournament; 11 a.m. ATV/ Truck Mud Bogg/Dash for Cash/Tug of War; 11 a.m. Baby Contest; 12 p.m. Iroquois Social Dance Demonstration; 2 p.m. Donkey Bingo; 2 p.m. Horseshoes Singles Tournament; 3 p.m. Smoke Dance Competition Finals; 3 p.m. Greased Pig Chase; 4 p.m. Iroquois Social Dance Demonstration. Stop by the SNI Administration Building, Saylor Community Building & Cattaraugus Community Center for Contest Registration Forms. Please contact Deleen at 532-4900 Ext. 5004 or Mike at 532-8450 Ext. 5721

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Dunkirk Movieplex 8 10520 Bennett Road Dunkirk, NY 14048 Contagion (PG13) 4:50 7:05, 9:20, 11:40 Shark Night (PG13) 4:50, 7:00, 9:05, 11:10 Colombiana (PG13) 7:00, 9:15, 11:40 Smurfs (PG) 4:30 Apollo 18 (PG13) 5:00, 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 The Debt (R) 6:45 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R) 4:35, 9:10, 11:25 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D (PG) 4:30 The Help (PG13) 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Our Idiot Brother (R) 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG13) 4:30, 6:55, 9:15, 11:30 Chautauqua Mall Cinema I & II 500 Chautauqua Mall Lakewood, NY 14750 Final Destination 5 (R) 4:15 Fright Night (R) 6:40 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG13) 6:40 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG) 4:15 Lakewood Cinema 8 171-3 Fairmount Ave W. Lakewood, NY 14750 Apollo 18 (R) 4:20, 6:45, 9:35 Colombiana (PG13) 4:30, 7:00, 9:40 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R) 4:15, 7:10, 9:20 Conan the Barbarian 3D (R) 9:00

Shark Night 3D (PG13) 4:00, 6:50, 9:25 The Debt (R) 4:10, 7:05, 9:35 Our Idiot Brother (R) 4:00, 6:40, 9:00 The Help (PG13) 3:45, 6:35, 9:20 The Smurfs 3D (PG) 1:00, 3:45, 6:35

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Times Starting Thursday, September 8th

Cinemark Tinseltown 17 1910 Rotunda Drive Erie, Pa 16509 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (R) 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 Contagion (PG13) Standard: 12:50, 3:30, 6:30, 9:05 Digital: 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Creature (R) 12:15, 2:45, 5:10, 7:45, 10:05

Warrior (PG13) 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, 10:05 Apollo 18 (PG13) 12:25, 2:35, 4:45, 7:20, 9:40 Shark Night (PG13) Digital: 12:55 RealD 3D: 3:15, 5:35, 7:55, 10:30 The Debt (R) 1:00, 4:10, 7:15, 9:55 Colombiana (PG13) 1:15, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R) 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Our Idiot Brother (R) 12:40, 2:55, 5:15, 7:40, 10:00 Conan the Barbarian (R) Digital: 9:30 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World RealD 3D: 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:05

Final Destination 5 (R) RealD 3D: 12:20, 2:40, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25 The Help (PG13) 12:20, 3:35, 7:00, 10:15 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG13) 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:35, 10:20 Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG13) 4:15, 10:10 The Smurfs (PG) Standard – 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:35 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG13) 1:10, 7:10 Regal Quaker Crossing 3450 Amelia Drive Orchard Park, 14127 Shark Night (PG13) 2:30, 5:15, 7:40, 10:15 Shark Night 3D (PG13)

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1:45, 4:15, 6:40, 9:15 The Debt (R) 1:55, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 Colombiana (PG13) 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:05 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (R) 2:20, 5:00, 7:45, 10:10 Our Idiot Brother (R) 2:25, 5:20, 8:00, 10:25 Conan the Barbarian (R) 1:30, 4:05, 6:50, 9:40 Fright Night (R) 2:05, 5:05, 7:50, 10:20 One Day (PG13) 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:50 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (PG) 2:00, 6:55 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D 3D (PG) 4:30, 9:20 Final Destination 5 3D (R) 4:50, 10:30 The Change-Up (R) 4:35, 10:00 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG13) 1:35, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45 Cowboys Vs. Aliens (PG13) 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:25 Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG13) 1:15, 3:55, 6:45, 9:35 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG13) 1:25, 4:10, 7:05, 9:50 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG13) 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:55 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13) 1:10, 7:10 Cars 2 (G) 1:40, 7:25 Midnight in Paris (PG13) 1:20, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10


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On-Going Events Westfield Farmers Market Every Saturday. 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Route 394 and 20. 716-326-4000 Fredonia Farmers Market Every Saturday through October. Church St., 8 a.m. Lakewood Farmersʼ Market Every Tuesday, through September, 2 to 6 p.m. Lakewood Farmers Market, 140 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750. Fresh, local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and much more! Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market (Fridays through October 28) 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. at Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market. In front of the Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center Corner of West Third and Washington Streets, Jamestown, NY. discoverjamestown.com. 6642477. Farmers participating in the market are certified to accept WIC Farmer’s Market Coupons and Senior Citizen Farmers Market Coupons. Childrenʼs Story Time at Dunkirk Free Library (September 20 through December 15) Children’s Story Time and Craft. Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers. After school story time takes place every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Dunkirk Free Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY. www.cclslib.org/ Fenton History Center presents ʻBuilding Jamestownʼ (through September 30) A Look At Jamestown Over

The Past 200 Years - Exhibit On Display Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. Open MondaySaturday 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. www.fentonhistorycenter.org

Thursday, September 8 Jr.ʼs Last Laugh Comedy Club Presents Troy Thirdgill and Liz Mele (through September 10) With a high energetic style, and a unique rhythm, (his style has been called ‘..pure comedic jazz’). From cruise ships, colleges, comedy clubs, military bases, and huge corporate events, he can work them all and has. He’s been to more countries than almost any comic in the world. It’s his clean but not corny, intelligent material, insanely real characters that evoke deep laughs because it’s from a prspective unlike so many others. Jamestown Audubon Photography Club Project Time 6:30 to 7 p.m. Business meeting and program, 7 to 9 p.m. Free to members, $5 for non-members. For more information, call (716) 763-9492 or visit www.jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

FRiday, September 9 First Friday Lunch Bunch: ʻWhat I Did on my Summer Vacationʼ Presented by Jennifer Schlick, program director at Jamestown Audubon. In June of 2011, Jennifer managed to carve out a 3-week

block of time to travel with her family out west. In 18 days they covered nearly 6,000 miles, drove through 20 states, visited 9 nationals parks or monuments and 6 other attractions. Along the way she also kept a list of new birds species she saw. 11 a.m. to noon, BYO lunch to follow. Reservations not required. $5/member; $7/ non-member. Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701. 716569-2345. jamestownaudubon.org.

Professor Klutzo to Visit Prendergast Library The Prendergast Library Children’s Room will be holding its summer reading club finale event at 7 p.m. with Professor Klutzo’s Around the World Comedy Show. The lovable professor, who hails from “Klutzovia” and has traveled the world, has his own unique stories to tell, through magic, music, juggling and ventriloquism. The show also features Professor Klutzo’s hilarious puppet sidekicks, Percy the Penguin and Bobo the Leopard. All summer reading club participants and their families are welcome. Activities and refreshments will begin at 6 p.m. “Wildlife and Nature Art” by Matt Nuzzo at Prendergast Library (through October 14) The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will feature the work of Jamestown artist, Matt Nuzzo. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10

a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and closed Sundays. Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For more info, call 484-7135, Ext. 225. prendergastlibrary.org.

saturday, September 10 The Sinclairville Soldier Monument Fundraising The History Fair in Sinclairville with a Chinese auction from 9 a.m. throughout the day. At 2:30 we will draw our gun raffle winners of the Remington 870, 20 gauge shot gun and the Marlin 17V rifle, $15.00 tickets (2/$25) are still available for information call (716)3972085. At 4pm there will be a Horseshoe Tournament @ The Witch Kitch Inn. Please come and enjoy this wonderful day of fun at the Sinclairville History Fair. Together Green Volunteer Days: Conewango Creek Clean-up 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Organizers and volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Larimer Park in Russell, PA for preparations and then will be out on assignments by 10 a.m. Volunteers of all kinds are welcome to help out: organizers, photographers, laborers, and other jobs. Cleanup will take place from the water and shore. At approximately 1:30 p.m. a lunch will be provided at Larimer Park for all participants. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day The second and final Household Hazardous Waste

Drop-Off Day of 2011 will be held Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Building located on 454 North Work St. in Falconer. Among some of the items that will be accepted are transmission fluids, alkaline batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, varnishes, roofing tar, pool chemicals, and weed killers. Please note that electronics such as TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cable/satellite modems, computers, printers, fax machines, and cell phones will not be collected this year. For more information, please call 985-4785.

Fredonia Memorial American Legion Auxiliary 2nd Annual BBQ Teaming up with Mike Porpiglia to hold its 2nd annual Chicken and Rib BBQ to help raise money so that we can continue to provide veterans and their families with what they need. Last year’s event allowed us to donate 100 percent of our profit (totaling $2500) and gently used clothing to homeless veterans with the help of the Chautauqua County Veterans Service Agency. Each dinner costs $10 and includes a ¼ chicken, 4 ribs, red potatoes, coleslaw and a brownie. For your convenience dinners are available for drive through pick up, take out, or you may stay and enjoy your meal in our dining room. This fundraising event will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fredonia Memorial Legion Post at 156 E. Main Street in Fredonia, NY 14063. Pre-sale


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purchases are encouraged as we sold out quickly last year. To order pre-sale tickets visit the Fredonia Memorial American Legion or Call Jan at 716 672 5002 or 716 672 5959. Thank you for helping us meet the needs of our veterans, active service military and their families!

Little Explorers/Nature Detectives: “The Underworld.” 10 a.m. to noon, Children aged 3 to 8 attend with a favorite grownup to learn about the natural world. $5 for Audubon members; $7 non-members. Reservations required by Thursday, September 8: call (716) 569-2345. Walk-ins may be accepted, but might not be able to participate in craft and/or snack. Backyard Sanctuaries 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how to turn your backyard into a sanctuary for you and for wildlife. Designed for adults; interested, mature children aged 9 and above are welcome if accompanied by an adult. $10/members, $12/ nonmembers, $5 children under 12. Register by Thursday, September 8: (716) 5692345, info@jamestownaudubon.org, or on-line form.

Tuesday, September 13 The Resource Center Educational Conference (through September 14) Starts at 9 a.m. Chautauqua Suites and Expo Center 215 West Lake Road Mayville, NY 14757-9693 www.resourcecenter.org.

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Upcoming Events wednesday, September 14 Fall Flowers 10 a.m. to noon, Audubon Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome will lead a walk to discover what’s blooming in fall. Designed for adults; interested, mature children aged 9 and above are welcome if accompanied by an adult. $10/ members, $12/nonmembers, $5 children under 12. Register by Monday, September 12: (716) 569-2345, info@ jamestownaudubon.org, or on-line form.

Thursday, September 15 Jr.ʼs Last Laugh Comedy Club Presents Patrick McGahn and Andy Woodhull (through September 17) Pat is the creator and host of the television show The Chicago Stand-Up Project which appears on Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW. Pat travels the country working comedy clubs, colleges, corporate events and casinos. In 2010, Pat was among the country’s top comedians invited to perform at The Great American Comedy Festival. Andy went to college in St. Louis where he studied geology. During an oral presentation on platonics, Andy realized he cared more about making his classmates laugh than good grades. He received a C for the assignment, but easily got the best laughs out of anyone in the class. Since then Andy has been performing comedy across the Midwest.

Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Old Town Highway Bldg., 5 West Main St., Frewsburg. Vet: Dr. Patricia Fales. Sponsored by the Town of Carroll.

Friday, September 16 Dave Yuen Musical Duo at Fredonia Place 6:30 p.m. The Dave Yuen Musical Duo will perform during dinner at Fredonia Place in celebration of the National Assisted Living Week. For more information email bhawkins@fredoniaplace.com or visit fredoniaplace.com.

saturday, September 17 Braided Rug Workshop 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35 per person nonmember and $30 per person member includes all the wool, the manual, and the instruction. BYOsharp fabric scissors, a tote to carry your rug and supplies, and lunch; coffee and tea provided. Space limited; call (716) 569-2345 for reservations ASAP. Open Meadows UMC Annual Godʼs Portion Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 52nd Annual Open Meadows United Methodist Church God’s Portion Sale. Open Meadows United Methodist Church, 3183 Open Meadows Rd., Ashville, NY. Sale includes a bag sale, bake sale, produce sale and a craft, jewelry, and Christmas bazaar. Come one and all for a fun day of food,

fellowship and bargains! Visit the Farm Day

Visit the Farm Day Cornell Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a Visit the Farm Day. Oak View Dairy, 3836 Nutt Road, Jamestown. Guided walking tours, running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking is free and the event will occur rain or shine. For more information, call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 716-664-9502 x 202 or visit us on facebook at Chautauqua County Visit the Farm Day.

Tuesday, September 20 Chautauqua County Greenway Public Meetings 6:30 – 8:30: Dunkirk Clarion Hotel, Lighthouse Ballroom. The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development is excited to announce that an initiative is underway to create county-wide greenways and trails as well as to preserve open spaces for recreation, leisure and eco-tourism based economic development. The next step in the process is for us to hear from you. Refreshments provided!

Wednesday, September 21 6:30 – 8:30: JCC South, Student Activity Center. The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development is excited to announce that an initiative is underway to

create county-wide greenways and trails as well as to preserve open spaces for recreation, leisure and eco-tourism based economic development. The next step in the process is for us to hear from you. Refreshments provided!

Thursday, September 22 Jr.ʼs Last Laugh Comedy Club Presents Dale Jones and Jodi White (through September 24) For almost 15 years Dale Jones has been perfecting his craft and is becoming one of the wildest energetic comics in the country. Entertaining audiences t comedy clubs from the Atlantic coast to the Rocky Mountains and everywhere in between, his zany on-stage character sends club patrons to the exits with no disappointments. Dale also participated on Last Comic Standing Season Six. Fall Foraging 6 to 8 p.m. Take a walk about Audubon, munching wild edibles along the way! Designed for adults; interested, mature children aged 9 and above are welcome if accompanied by an adult. $10/ members, $12/nonmembers, $5 children under 12. Register by Tuesday, September 20: (716) 569-2345, info@ jamestownaudubon.org, or on-line form.

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Flavor of the Week – Hometown Grill By Dusten Rader Entertainment Editor

Jamestown’s Hometown Grill gives locals a perfect place to stop to grab a drink with some home cooked food while enjoying a sports game. The family friendly restaurant is located just outside downtown and with a great view of the city it’s a definitely a good choice for eats. Owner, John Calamunci had been thinking about opening a restaurant for the last five years. Then two years ago he finally set the plan in motion. It took him a year to get the place open and since it has been in operation since then. “I wanted a place with an atmosphere for the whole family but with a sports twist,” said Calamunci. “We wanted to keep it very family oriented as well as embrace the whole community. We help with fundraisers and events so that we can become a fabric of the community.” One of the first things guests see when they enter the restaurant is the large image of a baseball field with local advertisements on the back wall of the home run fence. There is also tons of memorabilia from local teams as well as photos that guests can order prints of if they desire. “When you walk around and look at the decorations you’ll see all the local sports hanging on my walls” said Calamunci. “I don’t have enough, I want more. I’d love to see people come in here with some more Chautauqua County sports history that they’d want to see on my walls.” The walls are also lined with LCD televisions to keep guests entertained while they wait for their meal. There are always sports, news and cartoons

Become a Hometown Hog by taking the eating challenge. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

playing for the kids. With a full NHL, MLB and Golf packages guests can watch just about any game they’d ever want. There are currently 22 televisions around the restaurant. There are even televisions at some of

the booths. “We call that our family section or babysitters,” said Calamunci. “It’s amazing how many families request these booths. It’s because parents can have a conversation while the kids are

either entertained or educated.” But, if guests would rather enjoy their meal outdoors there is a patio with plenty of seating. The patio is brand new and was only opened a few weeks ago. There will be func-

tions held on the patio including a steak cook out on Thursday nights. The cook outs also usually include live music and the chef cooks the food right in front of the customers. The full food and drink menus are also available outside. The food served at Hometown Grill is home cooking themed. Almost everything is fresh made to order in the kitchen and there is very little that is frozen. The first thing Calamunci recommends trying is the wings. “I think we have the best wings in the city,” he said. According to Calamunci what makes the wings so good is the sauce. The recipe was made by the head chef Chris “Aussie” Dalton. Guests have 12 sauces to choose from including: mild, medium, hot, volcanic, BBQ, hot BBQ, garlic butter, lemon pepper, Parmesan, Cajun, honey mustard and spicy sweet and sour. Calamunci gets a lot of compliments on the food because the diverse menu offers guests plenty to choose from. The Main Event section features hand cut steaks, smothered chicken breasts, twin pork chops and BBQ ribs. The signature dishes section features classics like the chicken pot pie, chicken marsalla, crab cake dinner, Alfredo, Tilapia and a lot of customers come in just for the meatloaf. The hand crafted slowly cooked dish is served with mashed potatoes, gravy and choice of side. The Shrimp Riverboat is also a favorite. It includes shrimp sauteed with scallions and mushrooms in a Cajun butter served over rice. There are also homemade soups and salads for those looking to eat a bit healthier. One menu item that is unique at Hometown Grill is the Fried Bologna Sandwich. “People Continued on page 7


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Indoor seating with televisions at the table to keep the family entertained. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

laugh at it until they try it,” said Calamunci. “They think it’s kind of strange because not many restaurants have it but it’s on our menu every day. And, it’s amazing how many of the we sell. I think that’s because it’s a very good sandwich.” Another signature menu item that is a big seller is the Hometown Fry Platters. They include Hometown Grill’s fresh hand cut fries dusted in special seasoning and smothered in a number of different toppings. There are four options that include taco meat and nacho cheese, buffalo chicken and crumbled blue cheese, Philly cheese steak and pulled pork. There are three specials every day for lunch and three or for every night for dinner. There are also prime rib specials twice a week. Guests can also come in on Sunday for Brunch. The new brunch menu features over 40 items ranging from pancakes all the way up to hand carved roasted turkey and pork. “If someone can’t find something on that menu that they are really going to enjoy then they’re really picky,” said Calamunci.

After finishing a meal of massive proportions guests can attempt to suck down dessert. The homemade dessert menu is called the 7th Inning Stretch and features NY style cheesecake, turtle cheesecake and a brownie sundae. There is also a unique item created by the chef called the Daryl Strawberry that is a puff pastry. Guests who just can’t get enough of Hometown Grill can even try out to be a Hometown Hog. Those who think they are up to the challenge have 30 minutes to eat two 10 ounce fresh beef patties, pulled pork, ham, onion, pickle, cheese, fries, lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun served with a side of coleslaw for $18.99. Whether guests attempt it or achieve it they still get a free Hometown Grill t-shirt. If they manage to eat the whole thing without sharing they become an official Hometown Hog and they their picture on the wall. “Since we started offering it we’ve had about 300 people attempt it and only 7 actually able to finish it,” said Calamunci. “Everyone starts to get through it and it seems

A comfy patio seating area to relax with a drink. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

Outdoor seating for days with nice weather. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

like they might get it and then about 20 minutes into it they suddenly hit a wall. But, I’ve had these two guys come in together who did it at the same time and they both got it in 15 minutes. It was amazing to watch.” Hometown Grill offers customers tons of great home cooked meals, fun drinks, sports, televisions and all in a family friendly atmosphere.

Stop in for a relaxing evening in a place where the hosts try their best to make guests feel at home. “I think people like the friendly hometown feel we offer here,” said Calamunci. “We say you always feel at home at Hometown Grill. We go out of our way to make sure our customer not only gets quality food but service and treatment they deserve. Our motto

is that if you’re out spending your hard earned money we’re going to give you our very best in everything.” Hometown Grill is located at 718 West 3rd Street in Jamestown and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information visit hometowngrillrestaurant.com or call 716-720-5033.


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Bar of the Week September 8, 2011 Edition – Entertainment Section – C

By Dusten Rader

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Bar of the Week – Hometown Grill

Entertainment Editor

Hometown Grill is not a dive nor is it a rowdy sports bar. It’s more of a place for guests to enjoy a drink while they watch their favorite sporting event. “I never wanted to own a bar,” said owner John Calamunci. “The restaurant bar business is more what we’re going for. It’s a place that’s family oriented where you can have a few beers, something to eat and relax while watching some sports.” There is a happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m. that includes draft and well drinks for $2. There is also always a menu item featured at a special price. One example is the cheese quesadilla grilled and stuffed with mozzarella, cheddar cheese and scallions for $5. The special menu item changes every week to give guests new things to try. If a guest is craving a drink they can enjoy something from

Sports, sports, more sports and drinks too! (Photo by Dusten Rader)

the full bar, a local wine or beer. The local wines featured are Merritt Estate’s Chautauqua Niagara, Bella Rosa and Strawberry Festival. The local beer featured is Phin and Matt’s

Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewery. There is also an extensive signature drinks menu created by Front End Manager and Bartender Jessica Jackson.

Each classic drink has a fun name. Examples include the Blue Line Long Island, Goal Line Grasshopper, Grand Slam Margarita, Midfield Mudslide, Dream Team Daiquiri, Slam

Poorman’s Recipebook: 16 Bean Pepperoni Chili Eating out can be hard on the wallet. So, to help our loyal readers save their hard earned cash the Chautauqua Star will feature an inexpensive meal in our ‘Poorman’s Recipebook’ each week. 16 Bean Pepperoni Chili 1 package of 16 bean soup mix 3 cups sliced bell peppers 2 cups sliced onion 3 minced cloves of garlic 1 large can of diced tomatoes 1 package of diced pepperoni 3 cups of water

4 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. cinnamon 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. nutmeg Bring water to boil in a large pot then add the 16 bean soup mix. When soft strain the beans. In the pot mix the beans, bell peppers, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, water and pepperoni. Cook on low heat for 1 hour then add seasonings. Cook on low heat for at least 2 more hours. Let cool before serving.

Submitted by: Dusten Rader I love chili, it’s got all the essentials and tastes absolutely delicious. It is good as an entree with bread or crackers or as a topping for hotdogs, hamburgers or fries. This recipe can change by adding other vegetables or meats. I’ve done venison, ground beef, steak, turkey and chicken. This recipe creates a sweet and spicy flavor. Add cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce to kick up the heat a notch. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

Dunk Sangria and Curve Ball Cosmo. For those looking to be a little more classy there is also a massive Martini menu with about 15 options. A few examples include Apple, Jolly Rancher, Death by Chocolate, Lemon Drop, Cotton Candy, Melon Ball, Azul Cojones, Carribean Dream and Luca Brasi. With plenty to eat and drink Hometown Grill is a good place to stop after work to relax or to bring the family for a home cooked meal. Or, grab some buddies and watch a favorite sports game on one of the 22 televisions found throughout the restaurant. Hometown Grill is located at 718 West 3rd Street in Jamestown and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information visit hometowngrillrestaurant.com or call 716-720-5033.


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“The Sauce Boss” Returns to “Red, White and Blues” Contributed Article Christine Burdick

The 16th annual “Red, White and Blues” Festival will be held Friday night, Sept. 9 at The Beaver Club and The Liberty Food and Spirits on Prospect Street and all day Saturday, Sept. 10 in Barker Commons and many bars on Main and Water Streets in Fredonia, NY (Exit 59 off I-90). The festivities start at 6 p.m. Friday night at The Liberty Food and Spirits with Kokomo Time. Then at 8pm Red Rhythm will perform at The Beaver Club. The Beaver Club promises great food and fun! Saturday will begin with the Farmer’s Market, vendors and

other goodies. Registration for the 9/11 Remembrance Run with the AMVETS 409 begins at 9:00 a.m. with kickstands up at 11:30a.m. Proceeds will go to the Fredonia Police Department. Taste of Fredonia will begin at 11:00 a.m. Music begins in the Gazebo at 11:00 a.m. and continues until “The Sauce Boss” begins at 4:00. Just in case you haven’t heard this before – since 1995 the “Red, White and Blues” Festival in Fredonia, NY has been bringing the best in WNY Blues Music – nationally and internationally known musicians to highlight the beginning of the grape harvest – red

and white grapes transformed into wine and the ‘blues’ to enjoy them. Since then, no performer has become more beloved than the “Sauce Boss”. Bill Wharton has a heart bigger than the pot he cooks gumbo in. His events are an opportunity to get the best time around and to give to the hungry and homeless. He is a consummate musician, performer and humanitarian. Performing in the

Gazebo on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 4:00 p.m.HE’S BACK! With his homegrown storytelling and natural-born guitar talent, the sauce boss righteously sings the blue. He gives the feeling that can only come from a life lived in the eye of a storm. He has weathered more than his share of hurricanes, sunburn, and mosquitoes – and he’s got the chops to prove it. He has taken his blues and a huge pot of gumbo to the disaster zones of the Mississippi Delta and to homeless shelters across America – where he’s fed war veterans, hurricane survivors and plenty

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of other regular folks who come for music but leave with much more. The Sauce Boss offers sustenance and redemption in the form of music, food and above all, the love of the brotherhood of man. Since 1990, The Sauce Boss has fed over 175,000 people, all for free while he plays his own swampy, Florida blues. A “Sauce Boss” event transcends performance. It’s a soul-shouting picnic of blues and brotherhood, involving everyone. And at the end of the show, everyone eats! So come on down to “Red, White and Blues”, Friday night and all day Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10 in Fredonia, NY. It’s “The Best Street Party Around!

Saint Bernard Parade in Findley Lake Contributed Article Sheri and Rick Boldt

The Saint Bernard Club of Puget Sound will be coming across America to attend the Saint Bernard Club of America’s National which will be held in Findley Lake September 11 through 18. We are very excited to make this journey across America to visit New York. Our local club- The Saint Bernard Club of Puget Sound will be coming from Seattle Washington. Many of us will be traveling across the country and bring our beloved Saints and their Dog Carts to put on this parade. We will have at least 10 to 15 dogs. Most of which are coming from the west coast and we

are hoping for more to attend as well. At our National you may have seen at least 200 to 250 Saint Bernards coming from all over the country. The start of the week will take off with this parade Sunday September 11. The dog show

and events start on Monday and continue through Saturday September 18. Annually we have an event where dogs from all over the country come to one central location and this year the Peak and Peek Resort in Findley

Lake will be hosting our Dog show for the week. There is usually between 250 to 300 Saint Bernards with their owners that come for this event. On September 11 we will be having a parade starting at 10 a.m., with our Saint Bernards,

the help and involvement of your town and groups. Our Saint Bernard Club of Puget Sound has also participated in the local Seattle Macy’s Parade for the past two years. This has been an awesome experience for both dogs and their owners. We have been on a local show this past year advertising our involvement in the parade. We are excited to be coming to Findley Lake and look forward to our week long event. If you want to be part of the parade please contact Sheri and Rick Boldt by emailing shericksaints@msn.com, calling 360886-2161 or 206-909-6737.


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Eight Years of Showcasing Local Musicians By Dusten Rader Entertainment Editor

After seven years of successfully showcasing the great music produced in Chautauqua County Infinity Performing Art’s and Chautauqua Region Word’s Local Music Showcase is back for another year. Infinity’s Director, Shane Hawkins (SH), is excited for this year’s festivities and cannot wait to see how the community responds to the event. DR: This is the 8th Annual Local Music Showcase, how has it evolved since it’s inception in 2004? SH: The first LMS was held in 2004 in Bemus Point, NY. The main event was the daytime Floating Stage performance by 10,000 Maniacs and a Chowder Fest. After the daytime events, there were only a handful of venues but a solid line up of bands filled the venues until they closed. 2005 was also held in Bemus Point. In 2006, a decision was made my organizers to move the event to downtown Jamestown, NY to accommodate the increased number of bands and musicians who were interested in being a part of the event, and Jamestown provided significantly higher number of possible venues. Daytime vending and performances at Potter’s Terrace were scheduled for the first few years in Jamestown, but due to daytime expenses (permits, police presence, etc) a decision was made in 2009 to make LMS solely an evening event and it has been that way ever since. Downtown Jamestown venues and business owners have been extremely generous and welcoming each year, opening up their establishments to the volunteer bands, and allowing Infinity volunteers to sell wristbands at their doors all evening. Several businesses also go above and beyond to donate checks each year to help Infin-

ity even more. DR: Were there any new improvements added to the program this year? SH: No new improvements to the event this year, as we have spent the past 2 years expanding our Infinity facility, programming, offerings and presence in the community and that has occupied every spare minute at Infinity. I do want to mention that this event would not be possible without the support of the local venues, business owners, local musicians and sound technicians and team of volunteers that donate their time each year to make this event possible. DR: What went into planning the event and who was involved, including volunteers? SH: The event is planned by Infinity staff, with support from Chautauqua Region WORD. Each year, we contact downtown Jamestown business owners and create a network of venues to house the music acts. Once the venues are onboard, we put out a “Call for Bands” and interested musicians have a short form to fill out. The next step recruiting sound technicians/venue managers and then scheduling bands at venues based on genre, venue size and available hours. When the venues and musicians are set, we put out a call for volunteers and schedule volunteers to cover each venue door and sell wristbands. All in all, it takes countless staff hours, more than 40 bands and musicians, 13 sound technicians, 13 venues, and more than 65 volunteers. DR: What do the proceeds from the event benefit? SH: LMS is our biggest fundraiser of the year and 100 percent of the proceeds goes toward instruction costs for children who participate in Infinity Visual and Performing Arts. Community support of this fundraiser and others that Infinity holds are more impor-

tant than ever due to repeated and wide spread funding cuts to arts and youth programs the past few years. DR: What bands are you really excited about having perform this year? SH: We have quite a few bands that have strong ties to Infinity, either as instructors, former or current students, or just supportive of what Infinity does. Most musicians who participate at some point say “Wow, I wish Infinity had been available when I was growing up.” They realize the positive impact Infinity has on the students who attend, and want to support that. The musician community is a very tight knit, active group, and they have always really stepped up to help out in any way they can at Infinity. We couldn’t have an event like this, or a program like ours without the support of the musicians. It’s really amazing how much talent, creativity, and love of the arts and music we have here for such a small community. We are fortunate to not only have great musicians and artists making their living here, but also community members that appreciate and participate in the arts by attending classes, concerts, art shows, and theater productions, and local foundations and corporations who are willing to help fund area arts initiatives and programs. Jamestown has struggled economically, and I think the arts can be a great economic driver, by supporting arts initiatives like Infinity, we increase the level and number of creative community members. Great for art, but also so beneficial to our community to give kids, our future leaders, a positive focus, encourage creative thinking, build skills, and give them a place to receive positive feedback for doing positive things with their time. DR: Where is it being held and where can tickets be purchased?

SH: CR WORD’s Local Music Showcase 2011 will be held in Downtown Jamestown on Saturday, September 10 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Venues that have always supported LMS and are steady venues every year: Mojo’s, Shawbucks, Forte, The Pub, The Wine Cellar, Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, Reg Studio Theater, The Q, Suburban Blend, The Labyrinth, and of course Infinity! New additions this year: The Town Club, The Renaissance Center. Mojo’s and Shawbucks are our highest grossing venues every year. But, all the venues really go out of their way to help us with this event, and without them it would not be possible. The following musicians are scheduled to play Saturday evening at the locations and times listed below. The Town Club: 6:00-6:45: Petty Larseny 7:15-8:00: Sean Lander of Hallow 8:30-9:15: The Velvet Cabbies 9:45-10:30: Chris Bell 11:00-11:45: Chad Gustafson 12:15-1:00: A&M The Wine Cellar: 9:00-9:45: Joey Cobra 10:15-11:00: Ravenwood 11:30-12:15: Band Hanna 12:30-1:30- Atomic Energy Lab The Pub: 7:00-7:45- Bill Eckstrom 8:00-8:45- Cindy Haight 9:00-9:45- Onomatopoeia (Adam McKillip & Melanie Luciano) 10:00-10:45-Pat Post 11:00-11:45-Tim Strom 12:00-1:00- Mike Brunacini Shawbucks: 9:00-10:30: The Bogarts 11:00-12:30: Steve, Charity, Amanda, Kev of BLE 1:00-2:00: The No Good DoGooders JSBIA: 6:30-7:15: Sweet Ass CreamCorn 7:45-8:30: Lion Avalanche

9:00-9:45: Hi Fidelity 10:15-11:00: Head of a Poet 11:15-12:00: 12:15-1:15: Elephant Upstairs Suburban Blend: 8:00-9:00: Raggedy 9:15-10:15: Steel Rails 10:45-11:45: Otis 12:15-1:15: Cloud Called 9 Reg Studio: 6:30-7:30- Grampa Snazzy 8:00-9:00- DJ 80N3 9:30-10:30 Beyond the Illusion 11:00-12:00: S.C.S. MOJO’s: 6:00-6:45: Little Dirty Goat 7:30-8:15: Smackdab 8:45-9:30: Blind Society 10:00-11:15- Bad Money 11:45-12:30: Green Genes 1:00-2:00: Thee Audience Renaissance Center: 6:00-7:00: Bill Ward & Amanda Barton 7:15-8:15: Crippled Fingers 8:15-9:30: Oliver Burdo The Q: 6:00-7:15- Brad Kinney 7:30-8:30- Vox Humana 8:30-9:00- Mark Cooper Infinity: 7:00-7:45- Collective Groove 7:45-8:30- Wildheart 8:30-9:00- The Connection 9:00-10:00- Infinity Blues Group 10:00-11:00- Milestones Forte: 10:30-12:00-: John Merino 12:15-2:00: Gary Peters Labyrinth: 7:00-8:30: Doc & Bill 8:45-10:00: People are Loud Movers 10:15-11:30: Tara Lamont Eastman For more information visit infinityperformingarts.org or call 716-664-0991.


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Contributed Article Len Barry

10,000 Maniacs 30th Anniversary Exhibition entitled “These Are Days: 10,000 Maniacs 1981-2011” opens September 9 at 6:30 p.m. and runs through October 29. From the personal archives of founding band members, Dennis Drew and Steven Gustafson, the exhibition will feature artifacts, posters, photographs and a video installation tracing 10,000 Maniacs history from the band’s inception in college, through international success and back to the city where it all started, Jamestown, New York. The 10,000 Maniacs story is one of a group of creative people who pulled their inspiration from the community and used their Jamestown work ethic to become an internationally known rock group that sounded like no one else. The musicians, singers and

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songwriters that made up 10,000 Maniacs learned to play music here, spun records at the Jamestown Community College radio station, recorded their first album at Fredonia State and made a music video on the stage of what is now the Reg Lenna Civic Center. The stories they told, while universally understood and embraced, spoke of what it was like to be born and raised in the Chautauqua County Region. While tours would take them around the nation and the world, they always acknowledged their home base of Jamestown and the region’s impact on their music. “These Are Days” will open with a reception on Friday September 9 at 6:30 p.m., beginning with a ribbon-cutting and continuing with live renditions of Maniacs songs by local musicians in the Reg Studio Theater. The music will continue throughout the evening.

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Featured performers include Steve Davis, Stephanie Rogers, Bill Ward, Charity Nuse, Gary Peters Jr., Ken Hardley, Oliver Burdo, Cindy Haight, John Merino, Kev Rowe and Amanda Barton. The celebration will continue in the Wright Gallery - which will screen footage of the band’s many television and video appearances in a cinema setting

- and in the 3rd On 3rd Gallery, home to the main exhibition. Both will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the entire evening or $8 for only the live music in the Reg Studio Theater. A special weekend pass ticket will also be available for $18, granting access to the exhibition and all concerts during Local Music Showcase on Saturday September 10.

Go Places – Jr’s Last Laugh September Events By Dusten Rader Entertainment Editor

Dusten: Debbie Richardson (DR), you’ve got a great lineup of comedians coming in the month of September, can you highlight a few moments fans will have to look forward to this month? DR: Troy Thirdgill is back after a long absence from Jr’s - been trying to get him on the schedule for years, very funny clever, pretty clean, comic and good time! Dale Jones is high energy, he actually works up a sweat on the stage, and the feature with him that week is Jodi White, a headliner in her own rite! (right?) Dusten: September 15 through 17 will feature a show with CoHeadliners Patrick McGahn

and Andy Woodhull, what is the significance of pairing these two together? DR: Sometimes comics like this pair up and split the cost of the feature and headline position and do a show with the two comics - each talking a little break on price - but customers get two great headliners for the price of one! Dusten: Erie’s Meg Maly will perform at the end of September, can you describe her performance? DR: Meg has been doing comedy for probably 20 years, there are few clean and funny comics in our tri-state area, she is one of them! She is clean, and has sharp material everyone can relate to, a lot of observational comedy and just fun stuff!

Check out the Events Calendar each week to see who is performing. The Events Calendar will feature a description of each comedians past appearances and style. But, for now here is a listing of the events in September: September 8-10: Troy Thirdgill and Liz Mele. September 15-17: Patrick McGahn and Andy Woodhull. September 22-24: Dale Jones and Jodi White. September 29-October 1: Tony Daro and Erie’s own Meg Maly. Jr’s Last Laugh is located at 1402 State Street in Erie PA. For more information call 814461-0911 or visit jrslastlaugh. com.

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The exhibition will remain open through October 29. Gallery hours will soon be posted at artscouncil.com or by calling 716-664-2465, extension 227. “These Are Days: 10,000 Maniacs 1981-2011” is made possible by support from WRFALP, Arts Council For Chautauqua County and New York State Council On The Arts - State And Local Partnership funding and a Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Community Service Grant. 3rd On 3rd Gallery is located at 116 East Third Street in Jamestown, NY in the Reg Lenna Civic Center/Arts Council For Chautauqua County building. “Recognizing that a community which encourages, supports and fosters the arts empowers its citizens to think, work and live creatively, the Arts Council for Chautauqua County works to provide an environment in which the arts thrive.”


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History is Right Here Contributed Article Niles Dening

I’ve heard it said that the average resident of New York City have never visited the Empire State Building. How often do we overlook gems right here in Chautauqua County. Take the Dunkirk Light House and Military Museum, for instance. The light house keeper’s cottage is filled with memorabilia that represents early 1900’s life styles downstairs and a museum dedicated to the branches of the military upstairs. Then, of course, there’s the light house. A climb to the top offers a panoramic view of the surrounding area --- on a clear day the view reaching all the way to Buffalo and across Lake Erie to Canada. A couple of hours to see this gem is very well spent. Niles Dening is an award winning Chautauqua County photographer. You can see more of his work at ndening.com.

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