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Christmas Traditions

By Mallory Diefenbach

The facts behind some of the Most Popular holiday traditions

Star News Writer

On Dec. 25 children will wake up at early hours of the morning and drag their parents out of bed to see what Santa Claus has left them under the Christmas tree. Gifts are exchanged, carols are sung and on several channels A Christmas Story plays all day. However, the Christmas holiday we know and love wasn’t always celebrated as such. It took years to shape the holiday season to what it is today. Contrary to popular belief, Jesus Christ, whose birth spurred the holiday known as Christmas, was not born on Dec. 25. A close examination of Biblical texts puts his birthday in the spring or fall. The reason we celebrate Christmas during December according to was the work of Pope Julius I in an effort to adopt and absorb Roman pagan holidays, particularly the Roman Saturnalia festival. The Saturnalia Festival was a festival in honor of the Roman god Saturn (who is the Greek god Cronus), and it was a time when food and drink was abundant and

the social order was turned on its head. During this time slaves would become masters, and peasants would rule the city. By the Middle Ages the celebration of Christmas had replaced the pagan festival, but it was celebrated in much of the same way. When the Puritans crossed the Atlantic and came to America in 1620, they were so orthodox in their beliefs they didn’t celebrate Christmas due to its rambunctious nature. In fact, from 1659 to 1681 the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston

and anyone who was in violation of the law had to pay a fine of five shillings. After the American Revolution English customs fell out of favor, including Christmas. It wasn’t until the 19th century did Americans embrace Christmas as they changed it from the wild carnival holiday left over from the days of the Saturnalia festival to the one promoting peace and wellbeing celebrated today. The person credited with the invention of the customs we follow was Washington Irving when he

wrote The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. in 1819. The book was a series of stories telling the tale of the celebration of Christmas in an English squire’s manor. In these stories, the squire invited the peasants into his home for the holiday, and the two groups mingled pleasantly despite the divisions in wealth and social rank. It was during this time that the mythological figure of Santa Claus grew in popularity in America. Santa Claus is based off St. Nicholas, a monk born around 280 A.D. near modern day Turkey. St. Nick was greatly admired for his piety and kindness, and as a result many legends were created about him. As his popularity spread, he became known as the patron saint of children and sailors. St. Nicholas was first introduced to the American public in 1773 and 1774 when a New York newspaper ran a story of groups of Dutch families gathering together to honor the anniversary of his death. It was from the Dutch’s nickname of St. Nick, Sinter Klaas, did the name Santa Claus

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Bringing Christmas Home Residents and staff celebrate at The Resource Center

By Mallory Diefenbach Star News Writer

We at the Chautauqua Star felt it necessary to point out just a few of the great non-profit organizations in our area. These groups and individuals give daily of themselves to make an impact on other, large or small. Watch throughout the month of December as we feature our ‘Nonprofit of the Week.’ The holidays are drawing near and everybody is getting together to celebrate. The residents of The Resource Center are no different. “For Christmas this year we went to a Christmas party at a different residence,” said Lynda Ferguson, the manager at the Dunkirk location. “Only two of our residents go home, the other three stay. So, we are having a Christmas breakfast on Christmas morning and they will all open Christmas presents, which they have a ton of. Then we will have a Christmas dinner on Christmas night.” The residents of the Resource Center sent handmade cards out to different people; the recipients include their families and other residents at different homes. In addition, the residents have been watching Christmas movies and playing games in the weeks leading up to Christmas. There have been Christmas parties at the numerous programs offered to the residents. “A number of people who live in our homes go to their family’s homes for the holidays,” said Steve Waterson,

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Mike Volk, one of the coordinators of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County, hands a package to TRC employee Kim Scoma as they unload a truckload of toys delivered by the Marine Corps Reserve to TRC’s Administrative Offices. This is just one of the many ways TRC makes a difference during the holiday season.

Community Relations Director for The Resource Center. “[The] staff make the holidays special for those residents who don’t have any family.

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Oh Christmas Tree

cial or real)? To confuse the issue even more, there are subgroups within those two camps. For instance, if you’re a “real” tree person, do you cut your own, or seek out those lots where they stand sadly, propped up by their proprietors? Those who cut their own may have a vision of a “fun, old fashioned family Christmas,” ala Clark Griswold from Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation. But like Sparky’s good intentions, those dreams are likely to come falling down like the dried needles of a parched spruce. Too big, trim the branches, cut the stem... you get the idea. To quote Clark Griswold, “Lotta sap in here! Mmmm... Looks great! Little full, lotta sap.” On the other side of the debate stands the “artificial” crowd. Oh yes, they have all their ducks in a row, alright. So conscious of budget,

Pat Pihl Commentary Enough of the frivolity of Christmas. Time to get down to the important headline of the holiday. As everyone knows there are two schools of thought where Christmas trees are concerned. Fox News or CNN’s Crossfire or right wing radio can’t hold a candle to the partisanship that exists when it comes to the issue of the tree, (i.e. do you go artifi-

Memories of the early aluminum Christmas tree still dance in my head. How’s that for authenticity--a silver color? Was it suppose to be futuristic looking, like something Captain Kirk would have to used to decorate the Starship Enterprise for Christmas while traveling through the universe? This is what the Sears catalog had to say about it in its 1963 Christmas Book... “this exquisite tree is sure to be the talk of your neighborhood. High luster aluminum gives a dazzling brilliance. It’s really durable . . needles are glued and mechanically locked on. Fireproof . . you can use it year after year.” Too bad it fell out of favor a few years later....But I digress. Partisans in favor of the faux might argue that these trees have come a long way since then. This is true. Now these

Aluminum Christmas tree, circa 1960’s.

closet.. in the dusty basement. Better yet..keep it up all year long in a discreet, undisclosed location within your domicile. Merry Christmas!

“you’ll only have to buy once,” they brag. At the end of the season, everything fits oh so nicely back in a box.. on the third shelf... of the second

fake tannebaums are noted for “stunning realism,” and come equipped with lights attached. The other side of the yuletide aisle argues this: what’s more real than the real thing with the real fresh pine scent? Don’t worry about the mess, just buy a special tree bag, place it strategically underneath and come January 2, unfurl to cover and dispose, and lickety split, to the curbside it goes! Ta Alas, this partisan bickering is not about to end soon and is MA likely to continue in Christ- Pg 2 mases yet to come. Perhaps Pg 3 Charlie Brown had the right Pg 6 idea with his minimalist ver- Pg 7 sion of this classic. Fortunate- Pg 8 ly there is something that bothPg 1 sides can agree on..keep this Pg 1 sacred tradition in the living Pg 1 room or den and withstand Pg 1 the temptation to wear its Pg 1 likeness on a sweater! Pg 1


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Get Out to Audubon Contributed Article

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Audubon Center and Sanctuary

The week between Christmas and New Years can drag on forever. Kids are home. Company is here from out of town. What do you do to get some time out of the house? Send them to Audubon! On Friday, December 30, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary will host the “Get Out!” winter celebration, an entire day of nature family fun that will be both inside and outside. You can learn to identify tracks in the snow (or mud)… search for winter insects… get up close and personal with Audubon’s live animals. There will be something for everyone, including a campfire, hot drinks and some marshmallows. Bring your winter gear if you have it or come and be inside if you don’t. The schedule is: 10:30 am – 12 noon Tracks and Scats (outside): Learn how to identify animal tracks and other


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side): Go for a ski (or walk, if the snow won’t cooperate) through the grounds to see what is happening at Audubon in the snow. The cost for each program, which includes admission to the Nature Center, is $5 for members and children under 12 and $7 for nonmember adults. To register, call (716) 5692345 or email The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Normal winter hours are Monday and Saturday 10-4:30, Sunday 1-4:30. The Nature Center building will be open the week between Christmas and New Year, 10am-4:30pm; closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Bald eagle viewing and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are open daily dawn to dusk, yearround. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.

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animal signs in the snow to discover what animals have been at Audubon. · Cold Blooded Tales (inside): Get up close and personal with Audubon’s resident reptiles and amphibians. Noon – 1 pm Bring a lunch! 1–2:30 pm · Winter Insect Hunt (outside): Some insects are active all winter long -- on, under and around the snow. Go for a walk to catch some of them! · Eagle Chat & Walk (inside/ outside): Learn the amazing story of how eagles have recovered from near extinction and then go out for a behind-the-scenes look at how Audubon cares for its Eagle. 2:30-4 pm ·Under the Snow (outside): Snow is like a blanket over the earth that has all kinds of animals lurking and living underneath. · Cold Blooded Tales (inside): Get up close and personal with Audubon’s resident reptiles and amphibians. · Cross Country Ski Tour (out-

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County 4-H Youth Development Program has scheduled its annual Chautauqua County 4-H Presentation Day for Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Cassadaga Valley Central School. Over 75 youth are anticipated to participate in this year’s public speaking day. Participants will enhance their public speaking skills, learn the research process, gain the ability to think & speak in front of a large group, develop poise and self confidence, and experience “Mastery.” 4-H presentations are 5 to 15 minutes in length depending on age and experience. Each presenter will be evaluated on a number of criteria. The delivery and subject of the speech will be judged on proper use of equipment and visual aids, efficient organization, proper grammar and vocabulary, understanding of the subject matter, and that the presentation has one main theme with logical steps. The presenter will also be evaluated on neatness & appropriate dress, eye contact, volume and rate of their voice, posture and poise, enthusiasm, and response to


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audience questions. 4-Her’s will be awarded a blue, red or white ribbon for excellent, good and worthy presentations. Each presenter is evaluated using the Danish System whereas they are scored based on their own age and abilities, not compared to other participants. Each 4-H Presenter will be evaluated by a team of three judges. The judging teams are comprised of 2 4-H Adult Volunteers and 1 4-H Teen who evaluate each youth and provide encouragement and feedback on how to improve their presentation skills in the future. Nearly 40 4-H Adult and Teen volunteers will be

serving as evaluators for this event. Approximately 10 youth will be selected for outstanding awards which may include an opportunity to participate in a District Presentation Contest. Chautauqua County 4-H is seeking adults that have an interest in helping provide quality youth development. Adults are needed to help evaluate public presentations on Saturday March 10th. If you are available and interested in supporting this excellent youth development opportunity pleas contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County 4-H Office at (716) 664-9502, x214.

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Christmas Traditions... Continued from page 1 evolve. In 1809 Washington Irving helped popularize the Sinter Klaas stories by naming St. Nick the patron saint of New York in his book The History of New York. The jolly elf persona we are familiar with today was created in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore in his poem “An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas.” In 1881 political cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Moore’s poem cementing Santa Claus’ image in the American public’s mind. Other holiday customs such as the Christmas tree and the giving of presents have been around much longer, but started in a much different manor. The origin of the Christmas tree can be traced back all the way to ancient Egypt. Cultures of the time saw the shortening of the days as the sun god growing ill. The Winter Sol-

stice was celebrated because it marked the time when the sun god would began to grow well again. When Ra, the Egyptian sun god, began to recover, ancient Egyptians would fill their homes with green palms which would symbolize life’s triumph over death. The Romans and the Druids would fill their temples and homes with branches of evergreen trees to celebrate the return of the fruitful orchards and farms. The modern day tradition of the Christmas tree is accredited to the Germans of the 16th century. Christians would bring in decorated evergreens into their homes. Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer of the 16th century, is accredited to being the first to add lighted candles to the tree. The giving of presents can be traced back to the Saturnalia festival in December and the Kalends festival in January of

the Roman Empire. According to, the Roman emperors would force the most despised citizens of the empire to give gifts and offerings during this period. Over time the ritual expanded to include to entire population. Another, more popular, back story to the origin of the exchange of gifts links back to the story of the three magi visiting baby Jesus and bestowing upon him gold, frankincense and myrrh. These gifts are the ones typically given to a king. American Christmas traditions have grown from a variety of varying pagan religions and customs and American literary works over the ages. And it will continue to evolve as time wears on. But at its core, Christmas will always be about the festivities and the well-being of mankind everywhere. So to all who are out there, have a Merry Christmas!

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Santa Takes a Break and Helps Travelers at I-86 Rest Area

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Santa surprises travelers stopping at the Chautauqua Lake Rest Area, off the eastbound lane on Interstate 86, a few miles past the Chautauqua Lake Bridge. Being caught up on his Christmas duties, Ole Saint Nick (volunteer Patrick Harvey) can be seen around this time of year Sundays as he volunteers at the Information Center. As the Information Center winds down for 2011, the

volunteers staffing the information window reflect on the tourists and travelers they have assisted over the year, helping them locate area businesses, attractions and activities. Many of the volunteers are Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members. On an annual basis, an average of 48,000 tourists and travelers receive information, and more than 150,000 people utilize the rest area. Over the past Columbus Day weekend, 1,094 travelers and tourists had contact with volunteers or picked up material from the information center.

Travelers received a wonderful gift this year from the State of New York. The eastbound lanes of I – 86 from the Pennsylvania line to the Chautauqua Lake Bridge is now completely reconstructed. The result is the entire length of highway leading to the rest area is now smooth traveling. The Information Center at the Chautauqua Lake Rest Area is managed by the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau and staffed seven days a week throughout the year by 35 regular and occasional volunteers.

Trinity Guitars Presents Recital

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Trinity Guitars in Jamestown held its first-ever student guitar recital on Friday, Dec. 9th at its 800 West Third Street location. Seven of Trinity studio’s students performed a variety of pieces, ranging from traditional songs to Christmas favorites. Featured at the recital were students Abby Beach; Lian Eng; Bruce Herron; Steve Kulig; Abrielle Mistrettta; Jameson Sposato; and Robert Ungerer. Trinity Guitars is Jamestown’s

newest entry-level to boutique stringed instrument shop. Owned by the Luthier, Jim Holler and staffed by Kathy Foster and Bill Ward, the

guitar studio faculty consists of Ward and Steve Eng. Lesson information is available by calling 716-665-4490 or visiting

Sinclairville Seniors Visited By Elementary School Singers Contributed Article JS Sipos

The fourth grade classes from the Sinclairville Elementary School visited the meeting of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens recently to sing Christmas songs and stories to the group. About 80 students with their teachers gathered at the Sinclairville Firehall dining room for the musical performance, and in their program told the story of the Grinch and the people of Whoville. A fine performance was enjoyed by all, and appreciation was given to all with a candy cane. President of the group Elaine Palmer-Titus opened the luncheon meeting with a story of a closer look at some of the Christmas carols dating back to 1863. Following the opening message, President Titus gave the blessing prior to the lunch served. The meal was provided by the Cassadaga Shur-Fine which was a full turkey dinner including pie. Thanks was given to Paul and Tricia Lehnen and their assistant Bonnie for the wonderful meal. Table

decorations were provided by President Titus and vice president Linda Parmenter, with special decorations provided by some of the members. John Sipos presented a Christmas gift to all those members present, which he said was something everyone could use. President Titus had a collection of ceramic and wood carved birds which she gave a history about, and Marna Terry Wolaver showed a special ring that her aunt found 62 years ago in the snow. Secretary John Sipos showed a clothes washer dating to 1885. Luann Smith was present to give an update on the Sinclairville Soldiers Monument. Mrs. Smith said that the clay mold of the statue has been made and the casting will be done soon, taking several months. She is hoping that the new statue to replace the original will be ready for Memorial Day 2012. Donations for the new statue are very much welcome said Mrs. Smith. Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook gave the financial report of the group and Secretary Sipos read the minutes of the

previous meeting. Bill Wittenbrook was in charge of drawings. Recipients included Luann Smith, Audrey Prosser, Marge McIntyre, Martha Harmon, Betty Wielgasz, Louisa Smith, Sis Morley, Allen Higgs, Claudia Wittenbrook, Roberta Barber, Susan Sipos, John Sipos, Elaine Palmer-Titus, Nellie Sharp, Jim and Fran Odell, Beverly Higgs, and Norvale Martin-Gane. Beverly Higgs was recognized for her birthday in December, and Allen and Beverly Higgs were recognized for their 62nd wedding anniversary, and Jim and Fran Odell were recognized for their 17th wedding anniversary. The next meeting of the senior group will be in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room on Tuesday January 10, 2012 at noon. Luann Smith will take care of table coverings. Members are to bring a new year’s item or old Christmas cards once received for table decorations and to talk about. The meal will be a homemade vegetable soup, with the fixings for ham sandwiches. Desserts will be available. New members are always welcome.

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Senn-Sations Salon & Day Spa Makes Gift to WCA for Digital Mammography Contributed Article WCA Hospital

The staff and customers of Senn-Sations Salon & Day Spa are the perfect example of what can be accomplished when a group of people are passionately committed to an important cause. Throughout the month of October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senn-Sations offered pink hair extensions and accepted donations to support breast cancer care at WCA Hospital. Through their efforts and combined generosity, Senn-Sations was able to make a $1,500 gift toward the purchase of Digital Mammography in the WCA Center for Imaging & Medical Arts. “A few years ago, it became very evident to us that many of our valued clients were battling breast cancer and receiving chemotherapy which resulted in hair loss,” says Jennifer Senn, Owner of Senn-Sations Salon & Day Spa. “We became passionate about battling breast cancer and began raising money each October. Because WCA

Hospital was serving so many of our customers, this year we wanted to keep the dollars we raised local. We know that through the generosity of our clients, our donation will help our friends and our families for many years to come.” Senn-Sations Salon & Day Spa Located in the heart of Randolph at 150 Main Street, Senn-Sations Salon & Day Spa is housed in the historic Gallagher House. Built in 1844, this home is a classic example of “Greek Revival” architecture and has been featured in several publications including Architectural Digest. In 2006, the house was purchased by current owners David and Jennifer Senn who have renovated it to become of one of the most elegant homes in the area. Senn-sations is open Monday through Saturday and offers a wide array of beauty services including: hair, facials, nails, tanning, massage, waxing and nails. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, please call 716-358-2265 or visit

Digital Mammography Thanks to the financial support from many, Digital Mammography is now operational in the WCA Center of Imaging & Medical Arts. Digital mammography provides highresolution digital breast images immediately and allows the technologist to take more detailed images without delay. These digital images are easier to access, store, transmit and retrieve, and can be acquired at a lower radiation dose without compromising quality. Early detection means faster intervention, more treatment options and improved survival rates. To schedule your annual mammogram, please call WCA at 716-664-8301. If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to support WCA Hospital/Digital Mammography, please contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at 716-487-6874 or mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Office of Development, PO Box 840, Jamestown, New York 14702-0840, or visit

4-H Diary Participants Practice For Competition Contributed Article 4-H

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County 4-H Dairy members are practicing for the 2012 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest. Can you name the 6 major breeds of dairy cattle in less then 30 seconds. If you were a 12 years old and actively involved in the Chautauqua County 4-H Dairy Bowl contest you would have rattled off Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, Milking shorthorn, Ayrshire, before most of us had a chance to take a breath. Youth involved in the 4-H dairy Bowl program practice regularly to enhance their knowledge of dairy cattle and the dairy industry. The 4- H Dairy Bowl is a skills contest with the primary objective to provide an opportunity for youth enrolled in a 4-H dairy project to demonstrate their knowledge of dairy related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of

friendliness and fairness prevail. It is also hoped that these contests will prove to be an educational experience for both participants and spectators. Dairy bowl participants can be 9-13 years old and participant as a novice or junior member or 14-19 years old and participate as a senior member. Participants in Chautauqua County and throughout the state have been studying from over 14 assigned resources, for 100’s of questions used for the Dairy Bowl Contest. Chautauqua County is proud to have 4-H Alumnus and a member of the Dairy industry Sarah Bean as our 4-H Dairy Bowl Coach. Sarah in conjunction with 4-H Dairy Youth Coordinator, Lisa Kempisty work diligently to ensure the youth are studying the latest trends and emerging knowledge of the dairy industry as well as providing a sound teaching of the fundamentals of dairy cattle. Did you know an average dairy cow consumes 35-50

gallons of water per day? And Cows spend 6 to 10 hours per day chewing their cud, also known as mastication, or rumination. Our 4-H junior dairy bowl members are faced with questions similar to this as they compete against teams and as individuals in the district state and national dairy bowl contests. Chautauqua County Youth Dairy Bowl is open to interested participants. Participants will be practicing for a District Competition and then competing for a chance to advance to the State competition to be held in late April at Cornell University. The next Dairy Bowl practice is scheduled for December 29th at the Frank Bratt Ag Center in Jamestown. To learn more about Chautauqua County 4-H Dairy Bowl or how you can become involved in 4-H contact Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Office and speak with Emily Kidd or Lisa Kempisty 716- 664-9502.

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“Home for the Holidays” with the Chautauqua County Humane Society Contributed Article CCHS

Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is offering a holiday adoption special throughout the month of December. All adult dogs and cats can go “Home for the Holidays” for only $50. If the cat has been at the shelter for six months or longer, the adoption fee will be $25. All dogs and cats are spayed/ neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and dewormed. Tis the season for giving so come to CCHS and give a home to a loving animal in need. Every animal adopted creates space for us to help another dog or cat in need. This special adoption fee is made possible by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Grant. The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a nonprofit that is not part of any government organization and

its mission to care for animals by promoting adoptions, preventing cruelty and providing education relies completely on public support. It consists of three Jamestown, NY locations: the Pet Adoption Center at 2825 Strunk

Road, the 2nd Chances Thrift Store in the Fairmount Shopping Plaza, and the Stray Animal Holding Center on Fluvanna Avenue. For more information on CCHS call 716-665-2209 or visit www.

December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

$580,000 Released To Local Agencies


Contributed Article CRCF

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Board of Directors Seated left to right, Denise Jones, Pamela Noll, Carol Hay, Jennifer Harkness Standing left to right, Stephen Wright, Donald Butler, Lyman Buck III, Michael Bird On December 14, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation gathered to approve and begin the process of releasing the annual distribution of checks to local charitable organizations. One hundred-fifty endowment funds earned income to assist ninety-four agencies and churches in 2011. Grant

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checks released will benefit youth, religious, educational, arts/ humanities and human service agencies. For thirty-three years, the Foundation has assisted donors reach their charitable giving goals. Donor gifts to endowed funds continue to generate revenues that benefit our community year after year.

Do you have a passion for a specific cause? Would you like to learn more about the enduring gift of an endowment fund? Whatever your charitable intent, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation can help. For more information, call 6613390 or visit www.crcfonline. org.


This Week in... Business December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Two New Members Join Jamestown Noon Rotary Club

Contributed Article Becky Robbins

Lynne K. Gruel and Megan D’Angelo have joined the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club. Gruel, KeyBank Senior Vice President of International & Foreign Exchange Services, joined Key in 2001 and was appointed Vice President of Global Trade Services for the Large Corporate Market in the East and Midwest. In 2006, she was elected Senior Vice President and her role expanded to include Team Leader responsibilities for the entire Institutional Bank Group. Gruel began her international banking career in 1997 as an Assistant Vice President of Trade Services with First National Bank of Maryland, concentrating on Eastern Europe, Russia and the Newly Independent States. She then moved to Fifth Third Bank in Columbus, Ohio, with responsibility for trade services and sales for a portfolio of Central Ohio clients, before joining Key. The Denison University graduate holds a Bachelors

of Arts in Economics, with a minor in Women’s Studies. Gruel serves on the Southwestern Central School Board of Education where she is a member of both the Audit and Financial Planning Committees. Gruel lives in Lakewood and is a member of the Women’s Club of Lakewood. She remains active in the Cleveland Foreign Credit Group and is a former President and Vice President. She formerly acted as President of the Women in International Trade Cleveland Chapter. Megan D’Angelo is the Director of Community Relations for Hospice Chautauqua County. Prior to returning to Jamestown, she worked as the Marketing Coordinator/Opti-

St. Susan Center receives $5,000 donation from BWB P.C. in Jamestown

The staff from BWB P.C. Jamestown office stopped by the St. Susan Center on Dec. 19 to deliver a $5,000 donation and 30 bags of food. Standing from left to right are Sue Colwell from the St. Susan Center, along with BWB staff members Ryanne John, Tom Buffamante, Jack Whipple, Tom Benson, Dave DiTanna, Scott Reed, Chad Madden, Leslie Hoisington and Kristy Zabrodsky, along with Mike Billoni from the WNY Food Bank. (Submitted Photo)

St. Susan Center

Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. (BWB) is making note of its 40th year in operation by giving back to its communities. This week the certified public accounting and business advisory firm announced that it would be donating $12,500 to the Food Bank of Western New York, with $5000 of that money to be used to purchase food that will go directly to the St. Susan Center in Jamestown. “We’re just overjoyed by this donation,” explained Michael Billoni, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Food Bank of Western New York. “It’s just a wonderful gesture by a great company in our community.” On Monday (Dec. 19), members of the BWB branch in Jamestown stopped by the St. Susan Center in Jamestown to not only drop off their donation, but to also hand-deliver 30 bags of food that was collected during a recent food drive. “They brought all those things in and I can’t wait to

go through all 30 bags and see what there is,” said Sue Colwell, executive director at St. Susan’s. “It will all help with an immediate need to cook during the next few weeks.” Colwell was also extremely grateful for the monetary donation from BWB. That’s because the donation can be leveraged to purchase more than just $5,000 worth of food. “This is huge for us because for every dollar donated, we can purchase up to $5 in food from the food bank,” she explained. “It’s a big sigh of relief for St. Susan’s to know that we will be heading into the new year with some food in the bank, so to speak.” The St. Susan Center occupies part of the Gateway Center building on Water St. in Jamestown. The Center provides a nutritionally balanced meal seven days a week, including traditional holiday meals on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. In recent years, the number of meals served has grown significantly. “We understand that there is a great deal of need within [the Jamestown] community and within the other communi- • 366.9200 (Dunkirk/Fredonia) • 338.0030 (Jamestown)

Swyers Receives 40 Under 40 Award

“I am truly honored and thankful to reLSS ceive such a prestigious award, and to Tracy Swyers, Physibe in the company cal Therapist, MSPT, of current and past GCS and Director of honorees,” said Ms. Rehabilitation at LuSwyers. “The rewards theran Home and Rehab come back to us when Center in Jamestown, we are dedicated to was recently honored by advancing our comBuffalo’s Business First munities, helping Magazine as a recipichildren grow and ent of the 40 Under 40 providing compasAward for 2011. Tracy sionate care to our was identified by Busigeriatric populations.” ness First as being Swyers earned a one of Western New Bachelor Degree in cal Sales Manager/Optician York’s young leaders, as Clinical Science and for Carolina Family Eye Care demonstrated through a masters degree, in Charlotte, North Carolina. community involvement summa cum laude, Previously she worked for and career achievement. in Physical Therapy Spectrum Eye Care in West Recognition was given from Ithaca College. Ellicott. at an awards luncheon She has over 17 years D’Angelo earned an Associates held at the Buffalo of experience with degree from Jamestown Com- Niagara Convention Tracy Swyers, Director of Rehabilitation, 10 years as a rehab munity College and a Bache- Center with over 700 Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center program director. An lors of Arts degree in psychol- guests in attendance. NCAA All American ogy from the University of demonstrating advanced “We are proud of Tracy athlete, she brings North Carolina, Charlotte. proficiency in the field of and her accomplishments,” a special interest in orthoShe is accredited by the Amer- said Tom Holt, LSS President geriatric physical therapy. She pedics to LSS. In addition to ican Board of Opticianry and and CEO. “We are fortunate is a Diplomat of the American her expertise in geriatrics, received a National Contact to have someone with her pas- Board of Physical Therapy she has experience in home Lens Examination Leadership sion and expertise leading our Specialties. Her community health, chronic pain manageChallenge Award. involvement centers on chilRehab Team and caring for ment, outpatient orthopedic dren and includes coaching In Jamestown, D’Angelo our residents.” rehab, and instruction at the children’s sports, teaching participates in the Zonta collegiate level for physical Tracy’s career achievement is Sunday school, assisting with Club, Optometry Giving Site therapist assistant programhighlighted by obtaining her church functions and actively and the Chautauqua County ming. GCS in Physical Therapy – a participating in charity events. Chamber of Commerce. national board certification

Giving Back to Those in Need

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ties that we serve,” said Kristy Zabrodsky, BWB Shareholder. “We felt that our 40th anniversary was an opportunity for us to do something to help and give a little bit back.” Zabrodsky also hopes BWB’s most recent donation will encourage other businesses to also provide assistance to the less fortunate. We’d love to think of it as kind of a challenge to others to really take a look at the community and to do things that might help, whether it be here or in other ways that make a difference,” she said. The St. Susan Center serves, on average, more than 300 meals each day in the Jamestown area. It’s doors are open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. St. Susan’s is open 361 days a year and relies on contributions from the communty to operate on an annual basis. For more information about the St. Susan Center in Jamestown, or to find out how you can help, call or visit St. Susan online at www.stsusancenter. org.

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December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

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December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Letters From Friends

The Chautauqua Star Remembers Robert Maytum, Sr. On His 100th Birthday


The Chautauqua Star Remembers Robert Maytum, Sr. On His 100th Birthday

By Patricia Pihl Star Staff Writer

If a man’s life can be judged by its impact on others, then Robert Maytum Sr.’s life was indeed a life well lived. A pioneer in the telecommunications field and community philanthropist, Dr. Maytum would have turned 100 on December 23rd. A man of quiet philanthropy, he was recognized for leading Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company through its greatest period of growth and remembered for his humility, personable demeanor, and generosity toward the community he loved. Born in Fredonia in 1911, Dr. Maytum would eventually serve as the president of the company started by his father Arthur Maytum who in 1898 put a phone line between his grocery store and the train depot so that he would know when his produce arrived. But it was his son Robert’s management skills that would navigate the small, hometown company through its greatest technological changes. After graduating from Allegheny College in 1934, Robert Maytum went to work with the Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company in 1934 as a lineman, eventually becoming President and Chairman of the Board in 1959. His familiar phrase, known to all of his employees was “from the bottom of the hole to the top of the pole, I’ve done it all.” Current president and COO Mark Maytum said his grandfather, along with great-grandfather Arthur, took the business from a struggling company prior to World War II during the depression, through its growth years after the Second World War. Embracing technological innovations that would take DFT into the twenty-first century, Dr. Maytum is credited with implementing the first automatic electric switching in the 1940s and in 1982, digital switching, one of the first telephone companies in the country to implement the change. Maytum characterizes both of these undertakings as “huge” for their time. Under his grandfather’s direction, DFT would also initiate touch-tone services in 1967, paging services in 1985 and Internet in 1996. President and CTO Kurt Maytum said Robert Sr. was also instrumental in obtaining sole ownership of Cassadaga Telephone Company, bringing it under the umbrella of DFT subsidiaries. Along the way, DFT would consistently receive the excellent service award from the New York State Public Service Commission. Longtime employee Clarence Merow worked with Robert Sr. during his tenure as a switchman at DFT and Cassadaga Telephone Company. He characterized Dr. Maytum as “a very sincere, considerate and kind man,” and adds, “as an employee, he was always interested in what you were doing and helping you get your work right.” “He understood the industry,” Merow said, adding that customer service was of primary importance to him. “He was concerned that both his employees and his customers were treated right.” It was his skillful management of the company that resulted in Dr. Maytum being awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the State University College at Fredonia in 1999. A newspaper article at the time noted that “it was his stewardship of the business that empowered the firm to remain a stable contributor to the northern Chautauqua County economy for more than half a century.” Robert Maytum Sr. would serve DFT until his retirement, expanding the company and diversifying its services and customer base, while growing the number of employees from 30 to over 100.

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A Friend to Man

Robert Maytum, Sr., SUNY Fredonia President Dr. Dennis Hefner and Robert Maytum, Jr., at National Philanthropy Day in November 1998.

Robert Maytum, Sr.

institution were numerous. He is remembered for his “behind the scenes” approach to philanthropy: an unassuming man beloved by many in the community. Like his contemporary George Weaver, Mark Maytum characterizes him as one of the true “gentlemen of his time.” Robert Maytum, Sr. with first wife Virginia (Whipple) Maytum. Especially notable is Dr. Maytum’s support of on to the organization and his family.” work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many education. As a benefactor of SUNY Fredonia, years of service. It is given to those who do not “We hope this will encourage others to give he helped over 400 students through academic actively seek it. scholarships. According to Kurt Maytum, his where and how they are able to improve the grandfather would attend the scholar’s breakfast By honoring his memory, Mark and Kurt hope the quality of life in our community,” said Maytum. with “a big gleam in his eye,” as he spoke to stu- philanthropy of their grandfather and others of his Robert Maytum Sr. passed away in 2005 at the dents about their majors and what their plans time will continue with the next generation. age of 93. At his memorial service a Dixieland were for the future. “He wanted to meet the kids “Our dad learned this from his father; Kurt and band played “When the Saints Go Marching he was helping, that was his kind of thing.” In.” Maytum adds, “That was the kind of perI and our sister (Laurie Weatherlow) have also His support of higher education didn’t stop with son he was - he wouldn’t have wanted anyone supported our community by following his exSUNY Fredonia. Dr. Maytum also established to be sad.” ample. A large percentage of our employees are two major endowments at Jamestown Commualso involved in the community. He passed that nity College. At his alma mater, Allegheny College, the scholarship fund in his name was established in 2004 for junior and senior science students in the fields of chemistry, pre-engineering, physics and geology. Robert Maytum Sr. also gave of his time and talents to serve in numerous other volunteer capacities. This included his service as a member of Chautauqua County’s first Chamber of Commerce. He was also active in his church, on the Pomfret town board, as a Brooks Memorial Hospital trustee, and board member of Barker Library in Fredonia, to name a few. Kurt Maytum said his grandfather was a recipient of the Boy Scout’s highest honor, the Silver Beaver award. The recognition is given to those who implement the scouting program and perform community service through hard


“The value of a man resides in what he gives.” Albert Einstein “I love Chautauqua County and this community.” Those were Dr. Maytum’s words after he received the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s Footprints Award in 2004. Diane Hannum, Executive Director of NCCC said he received the award for “leaving footprints for others to follow in the areas of philanthropy and community service.” It could be argued that philanthropy was his greatest legacy. His contributions to civic, religious and educational

Robert Maytum, Sr. demonstrates his hands-on approach to management.

Robert Maytum, Sr. created a legacy that has and will continue to make a difference in the live of generations of SUNY Fredonia students. He was the first person in the campus’ history to donate more than $1 million, with virtually all funds going into endowments to finance student scholarships. As a result of his generosity, more than 400 “Maytum Scholars” have already graduated with baccalaureate degrees from SUNY Fredonia, and many more are added annually to this count. At Scholars Breakfasts, where donors have an opportunity to meet their scholarship recipients, Mr. Maytum needed to rotate between four or more tables because of the large number of students annually receiving a Maytum scholarship. He thoroughly enjoyed meeting each student, and always had a twinkle in his eye when recounting the conversations that occurred at those tables. In recognition of his impressive record of philanthropy and his many business successes, the faculty and staff at SUNY Fredonia were proud to nominate Mr. Maytum for a SUNY Honorary Doctorate degree. At the May 1999 graduation ceremony, it was a pleasure to present this special degree to a genuinely kind and thoughtful man, who made a lasting difference in this community and in the lives of hundreds of students. Sincerely,

Dennis L. Hefner, Ph.D. President, SUNY Fredonia

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December 16,2011

A poem by Sam Walter Foss, “The House by the Side of the Road”, was one of Dr. Robert Maytum’s favorites. Each verse ends with “And be a friend to man.” Not only did Dr. Maytum love the poem, he lived it. He was a stunningly generous friend to SUNY Fredonia, providing both time and resources. His enjoyment was palpable when he met his scholarship recipients or watched students absorb the enriched learning of a Maytum Convocation Lecture. Dr. Maytum established his scholarships with great care and love. Each endowment was named for a family member for reasons that were important to him. The Robert and Marilyn Maytum was named for his beloved son and his cherished daughter – in-law, who, according to Dr. Maytum was less “in law” and more “true daughter” than any father –in-law- could rightfully expect. His family meant the world to him; grandsons, granddaughter and their children, and he was pleased to see the next generations pick up the mantle of philanthropy and community service. The interests of the people for whom he created the funds are reflected in recipient guidelines. For example, the Virginia Whipple Maytum Music Scholarship is named for Dr. Maytum’s late wife and honors her talent in piano and organ as well as the friendships she enjoyed with music faculty, many of whom were so good to her when she first moved to Fredonia. Dr. Maytum led by example and instilled a philosophy of philanthropy in his family. The Gertrude Prushaw Maytum Scholarship for Theatre Arts was mutually established by Dr. Maytum and his son, Robert A. Maytum, in honor of their grandmother and great-grandmother and celebrates her avid interest in theatre. The fund was created to recognize Robert A. Maytum’s retirement from the Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors after 21 years of service. Enriched student learning provided by the Maytum Lectureship Endowment has created memorable experiences and will continue to do so for generations. A standing room only crowd for renowned author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou and the heartfelt presentation by Kim Phuc, Vietnam War survivor and the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, were particularly meaningful to Dr. Maytum because these speakers fully embraced his philosophy of being a friend to man. Among the many honors Dr. Maytum received was the 1999 honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the State University of New York recognizing his business acumen and in 1998 the Distinguished Honoree Award from SUNY Fredonia and the Fredonia College Foundation as part of the National Philanthropy Day celebration in Buffalo. The latter was an award he shared with his son. As much as he was touched by these and other heartfelt accolades, Dr. Maytum took the most pleasure from knowing he had created a lasting legacy for family members while helping SUNY Fredonia and its students. I am pleased we are saluting this gentle and unassuming man on what would have been his 100th birthday because he truly was “A Friend to Man.” Karen West, Senior Director of Development SUNY Fredonia – Fredonia College Foundation SUNY Fredonia • 272 Central Avenue • Fredonia, NY 14063 • T: 716-673-3321 • F: 716-673-3325 •

The Allegheny College community is proud of the Maytum family’s deep tradition of dedication and involvement, a tradition that traces its roots to Sept. 12, 1931, when Dr. Robert Maytum, Sr., enrolled as a student at Allegheny. As we reflect today on the 100th anniversary of Dr. Maytum’s birth, we are grateful for this opportunity to celebrate his and his family’s special place in the history — and future — of Allegheny College. Four generations of the Maytum family have attended Allegheny, affirming their deep commitment to a liberal arts education. Through their insight, guidance and generous support, Dr. Maytum and his family have upheld and advanced that commitment, enriching the Allegheny experience for thousands of promising young scholars. Following his graduation from the College in 1934, Dr. Maytum embarked upon a career and life that endure as a sterling example for Allegheny students today and for generations to come. Even as his work ethic, business acumen and forward thinking brought professional success, Dr. Maytum remained attuned to the economic and civic well-being of his community. Without the expectation of recognition or reward, he contributed in monumental ways to the region’s vitality, demonstrating the impact of giving back and the importance of lifelong learning. Advancing his industry and serving his fellow citizens, Dr. Maytum acted with not only drive, determination and wisdom, but also warmth, wit and consideration for others. Dr. Maytum brought that exceptional sense of loyalty, compassion and innovation to his involvement at Allegheny College. He began a legacy of generosity through investments in technology-enhanced classrooms that have opened doors to new learning opportunities for students and new teaching strategies for faculty. In addition, each academic year, hundreds of students benefit from advising, mentoring and other valuable assistance in the Maytum Learning Commons. The programs the Maytums have supported at Allegheny — and the lives they have touched — could fill pages upon pages. Indeed, a passion for helping students achieve and succeed fueled Dr. Maytum’s meaningful support of Allegheny and has motivated others to join his family in sustaining the College’s tradition of educational excellence. A college is a community dependent on the talents and vision of those who call it home. Allegheny College is privileged to count Dr. Robert Maytum, Sr., among the most loyal and esteemed citizens in our nearly 200-year history. The great honor Dr. Maytum reflected upon the College and the selfless service he offered will continue to guide and inspire those of us who are at Allegheny now—and those who will follow in the years to come.

It is a privilege for Jamestown Community College to be included in this tribute to Robert Maytum, Sr. Bob expressed his deep love for his family and his belief in the importance of technology in education through his creation of two major endowments at JCC. The first endowment established the Adele Maytum Hunter Nursing Scholarship, an annual scholarship Bob named for his mother who had a long and distinguished clinical career in nursing. The second endowment established the Maytum Family Technology Endowment. These funds will continue to support the education of JCC students for years to come. Sincerely, Bob’s support of JCC extended far beyond the monies he generously invested in the college and our students. He always spoke in support of JCC, and especially endorsed our efforts to expand and James H. Mullen, Jr., Ed.D. improve facilities and course offerings throughout JCC’s service area. Bob always kept a vision of the future in mind, and supported our efforts to move JCC forward so as to better serve our students and President communities. Bob passed on his philanthropic values to his entire family by involving his family in his charitable works. Today the Maytum Family continues Bob’s legacy through their own philanthropic support of Jamestown Community College and many other community institutions and organizations. Perhaps a family that cares for its neighbors and its community is the most important legacy created by Robert Maytum, Sr. for all of us who remain. Sincerely,

Gregory T. DeCinque, Ph.D. President, Jamestown Community College Robert Maytum, Sr. (second from left) with son Robert in 1948 on the eve of the cutover to dial switching.

Kurt Maytum, Robert Maytum, Sr., Robert Maytum, Jr., and Mark Maytum.

Devoted to his family: Robert Sr., pictured with four generations of the Maytum family.

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December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Tax Matters Happy Holidays!

By Kelly Haggmark Contributing Writer

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I don’t think we need to get into any heavy tax topics this week, so I will offer a few humorous quotations to lighten the mood this holiday season. There will be plenty of time to discuss taxes as we get into January of 2012. So for now, forget about the serious side of taxes and enjoy the holidays! “I owe the government $3,400 in taxes. So I sent them two hammers and a toilet seat.” Michael McShane “Worried about an IRS audit?

Avoid what’s called a red flag. That’s something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That’s a red flag.” - Jay Leno “On my income tax 1040 it says ‘Check this box if you are blind.’ I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.” – Tom Lehrer “What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.” – Mark Twain

Tim Hortons Celebrates Opening of New Cafe & Bake Shop

Restaurant Owner Encourages Residents to Help Celebrate the Grand Opening and Make a Difference in the Community Contributed Article Tim Horton’s

Dunkirk-Fredonia area Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop guests will now get to enjoy the quick serve restaurant chain’s Always Fresh premium blend coffee and baked goods in an entirely new setting. The restaurant, which opens on December 20, brings more convenience for area residents to enjoy Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop closer to where they live and work. The DunkirkFredonia location also brings approximately 25 new full- and part-time jobs to the community. The restaurant will be open 24 hours. “This new Cafe & Bake Shop concept is the future of the Tim Hortons brand,” said Gina Kron, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop owner. “Our Dunkirk-Fredonia Vineyard Drive restaurant will be a com-

fortable place to relax and meet friends, as well as a place to get what you love at Tim Hortons quickly and conveniently.” On December 20, Kron will kick-off the Warm Your Heart fundraiser, in which portions of the proceeds from each day’s sales of any Hot Beverage will go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of America Dunkirk, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry and the Dunkirk Salvation Army. “Stop by and help us celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Vineyard Drive location”, says Kron and at the same time “warm up with a hot beverage, and warm your heart by helping us give back to our community” Dave and Gina Kron, local franchise owners are lifelong residents of the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. They currently own and operate Tim Hortons locations on Route 5 in Dunkirk, Route 60 in Fredonia, the Kiosk in the Tops Market as well

Chamber/MAST Commend State on Tax Agreement Written by Todd J. Tranum President & CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier commend Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for their recent bi-partisan agreement to restructure the tax code and create jobs in New York State. The plan cuts the corporate franchise tax for manufacturers, reduces the MTA payroll tax for small businesses, and includes the first middle income tax cut for New Yorkers in over 50 years. In addition, the agreement creates a $1-billion infrastructure fund to create jobs by rebuilding roads, bridges, parks, flood control projects, and upgrade water systems and educational facilities. The New York Works Infrastructure Fund will focus on projects that support regional Economic Development Plans. Financing for the fund will come through a combination of private investment, state funding through pension funds, the Port Authority, and

as 2 locations in Erie, Pa. About Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based specialty coffees including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of October 2, 2011, Tim Hortons had 645 restaurants in the United States and 3,871 restaurants systemwide. For more information, visit www.timhortons. com.

“I’m proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is—I could be just as proud for half the money.” Arthur Godfrey “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” ~ Ronald Reagan “Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.”

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.

Friends of Anderson-Lee Library Announce Christmas Fundraiser Winners Contributed Article Amy O’Connell

The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library is pleased to announce the following winners from their annual Christmas Fundraiser: Musical Elf Hat donated by Martha Boutet: Delores Mauer Poinsettia Plant donated by Walter and Nancy Klyczek: Robert Seeley Blue Bird Houses made by Bob Sutehall: Linda McSweeney, Ken White, Mary Hodgson Wren house made by Bob Sutehall: Marcia Erdle Laptop Computer Desk made by Bob Sutehall: Candy Weitz Basket of Soaps donated by Grape Country Soaps: Martha Boutet Gift Certificate donated by Blessings Everywhere Studio/ Gifts: Ruthann Rocque Gift Certificate donated by The

Still Time to Shoptauqua

In order to encourage shopping locally, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commoving up capital projects that merce offers a Shop Chautauqua County Gift Check were planned for later years. program. Gift checks are availThe Governor and legislative able in $10, $15, and $25 increleaders have also agreed to enact a job retention credit for ments and can be redeemed at over 85 participating Chamber businesses with at least 100 member restaurants, retailers, employees that have retained salons, and more throughout or expanded their workforce in the wake of Hurricane Irene the county. and Tropical Storm Lee – both So far this holiday season, natural disasters which devas- the Chamber has sold almost tated a number of communities $100,000 worth of Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks. in Eastern New York. This is a tremendous boon to This sweeping reform represents opportunities to improve our local economy! the business climate in New York State in a fiscally responsible manner. The fact that it is a bi-partisan agreement is a sign that our governmental leaders are serious about creating a structure that truly restores New York to its The Chautauqua County position as the Empire State: Chamber of Commerce is where businesses and taxpayers offering our members an excitalike can thrive. Pro-business ing new opportunity to generorganizations like the Business ate new business. SellingHive Council of New York State and is a second generation social Unshackle Upstate have been networking site for businesses working hard to encourage this and sales people. It works to type of change for some time. connect companies and sales It is gratifying to witness this professionals in a secure envitype of cooperation that enronment for one purpose - to courages investment, eases the grow sales. financial burden on business By partnering with Sellinowners and middle-income gHive, the Chamber is helping New Yorkers, and creates jobs. our members expand their networking capabilities and

~ F. J. Raymond “People who complain about paying their income tax can be divided into two types: men and women.” ~ anonymous “A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.” ~Russell B. Long “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” ~ Winston Churchill Kelly Haggmark is the owner

If each shopper made a concerted effort to seek out and shop at even one or two local businesses the economic impact would be tremendous. For every $100 spent, $65 to $85 stays here in Chautauqua County – in contrast to the $0 that stays in Chautauqua County when you make a purchase online or in a store elsewhere. Gift Checks are available at the Chamber offices at 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk or 512 Falconer Street, Jamestown.

Sellinghive can Help your Business Increase Sales ultimately generate more revenue for their business. The Chamber is the only organization in Chautauqua County to provide SellingHive invitations. Exclusive invitations to join SellingHive area available in Chautauqua County only through the Chamber/MAST, and by enrolling by January 31st the first year’s SellingHive fees are free! To receive an invitation to join, contact the Chamber at 366-6200 or 4841101.

Book Nook: Sam Bova Hand Knitted Scarf crafted by Betty Fierle: Sage Family Gift Certificate donated by John Ford of Silver Creek Optical: Connor Daniels Gift Certificate donated by Valvo’s Candy: Pam Janoszewski Handcrafted Basket made by a friend: Mary Hodgson Gift Certificates donated by Aunt Millie’s Restaurant: Becky Fancher, Janet Lasker Origami Picture made by a friend: Ruthann Rocque Gift Certificate donated by Tops Market: Peg Langer Bird Feeder and Seed donated by Wild Birds Unlimited: Alice Harford Fruit Basket donated by Hamlet Farms: Heidi Gugino Gift Certificate donated by The Colony Restaurant: Linda Wright Basket of Wine donated by a

Friend: Dan Smith Christmas Wreath made by Deanna Borello: Pat Murphy The Friend’s group extends their thanks to all members who sold tickets, Rite-Aid in Silver Creek and Smith’s True Value in Irving for providing a place to sell tickets, all community members who bought tickets, and the generous community members and friends of the library who donated prizes. In addition, the group thanks the library for displaying prizes, selling tickets and hosting the drawing. The next event for the Friend’s group will be the annual membership drive in January. It is the mission of the Friend’s group to provide new materials of all types for the library collections. For more information on the Friend’s group, please call the library at 934-3468.

Medicaid Reform Still Needed While New York’s top lawmakers are in a conciliatory mood, the Chamber/MAST is also encouraging them to consider a plan for the state to take over Medicaid costs which are currently born by the counties. The County Legislature this past week approved a motion in support of state legislation which would require the takeover of the counties’ burdensome Medicaid costs. Senator Cathy Young has been working in Albany on the bill, which calls for property tax relief in the form of a state takeover of Medicaid costs. The Senate bill provides for a two-year freeze of local contributions to the cost of Medicaid, followed by the gradual state assumption of all non-federal Medicaid costs over an eight-year period. One of the critical steps toward achieving property tax relief in Chautauqua County is to have New York State take over financial responsibility for Medicaid. The cost of this unfunded mandate has fallen squarely on the shoulders of Chautauqua County taxpayers. Our high property tax burden, much of which is being driven by unfunded mandates such as Medicaid, is

discouraging private investment and has undermined the County’s ability to be competitive in the recruitment of new companies to our area. Medicaid costs alone account for a huge portion of the property tax burden in Chautauqua County. It is time to put an end to this mandate from the state. The Chamber/MAST would like to see a state takeover of the cost, in addition to a general restructuring of the Medicaid program to reduce its overall operating expenses statewide.

This Week in... Education


December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

JCC Sophomores Hold Robotics Contest

Contributed Article JCC

Jamestown Community College president Gregory T. DeCinque examines a robot built by Jon Huihui, one of several sophomore engineering science and physics majors who participated in a robotics contest recently as part of their physics lab requirements. JCC faculty members Jill Johnson, Marie Plumb and Mike Weaver coordinated the event. Each student designed and programmed a robot to perform a specific task. The projects were judged on difficulty of task and originality of design. The students will judge a high school robotics contest during the spring semester at JCC.


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Foundations Honored Contributed Article JCC

Thomas I. Flowers, a partner in the law firm of Price, Flowers, Malin and Westerberg, received the John D. Hamilton Award during the Jamestown Community College Foundation’s annual recognition event in November. The John D. Hamilton Award, established by the JCC Foundation in 1995, recognizes individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a trustee emeritus of JCC. The Community Partner Award, which recognizes organizations that work collaboratively with JCC to provide educational, social, cultural, and civic enrichment for the JCC student Greg Johnson measures a tree’s diameter at area, was given to the Hultquist breast height to determine carbon sequestration. During JCC’s Summer Undergraduate Research Institute program Foundation and Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation. Linda last summer, Johnson and other students calculated the Swanson, executive director estimated carbon sequestration for the 100-Acre Lot as part of the college’s greenhouse gas inventory update. of the Sheldon Foundation, and Flowers, president of the Hultquist Foundation, accepted the award. JCC President Gregory T. DeCinque thanked the Hultquist and Sheldon foundations for their support of many fund is administered by the senior at Mercyhurst College, projects throughout the colChautauqua Region Commu- lege’s history. majoring in Pre-Law. Brent will receive a $500 scholarship nity Foundation. The event included a video to assist with his academic For information regarding the about the college’s new Science expenses. application process, please visit Center, with remarks by faculty Hope’s established this fund to in January and students who described the 2012. Please contact Lisa assist undergraduate students features of the new facility, the Lynde, Program Officer at 661- impact it will have on science who are children or stepchildren of a Hope’s Windows Inc. 3394 for details. education, and the vital role employee. The scholarship played by the Hultquist and

Community Foundation Awards Hope’s Windows, Inc.’s Scholarship Contributed Article


John D. Hamilton Award recipient Thomas Flowers and his wife, Connie.

Sheldon foundations in providing funding for construction of the facility. Flowers served as president of the JCC Foundation board from 2000 to 2003, and as a board member from 1991 to 2003. He is a past president and former board member of the Chautauqua County Humane Society, the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, and the Estate Planning Council of Jamestown. “I had the pleasure of working with Tom in his role both as president of the JCC Foundation as well as on a number of major financial projects that Tom so expertly handled for the college and the Foundation,” said Dr. DeCinque. “In all my time in this community I have never met a more forthright,

honest, sincere, and thoughtful person than Tom Flowers.” A special tribute to Flowers was presented by Samuel P. Price, Jr. The JCC Foundation is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1983 to manage contributions made on behalf of JCC and to allocate the funds to JCC programs or events which are not included in the college’s operating expense budget. JCC Foundation funds are used to support scholarships, faculty development, cultural events, acquisition of instructional resources, and special programs for students, faculty, and the community. To learn more about the JCC Foundation, visit www. or call 716.338.1010.

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Johnson Foundation Donates Biotechnology Equipment To JCC Contributed Article A $5,000 donation from the Johnson Foundation of Jamestown has enabled Jamestown Community College to expand and improve JCC’s biotechnology program through the purchase an electroporator. Electroporation is a technique used to move DNA from cells of one organism to another and is an essential part of biotechnology. Jacqueline Crisman, Ph.D., director of the biotechnology program, emphasized, “We have integrated real scientific research into the curriculum drawing from my experience as a researcher. Currently our students are engaged in breast cancer and immunological research and will study other topics like E. coli food contamination in the near future with the assistance of local biotechnology employers such as AFA Foods and Trinity Biotech. “The electroporator allows

JCC biotechnology program interns Gabriel Hrysenko and James Salamone, left, explore electroporation techniques alongside lab technician Noah Allen.

our biotechnology students to use this financially prohibitive technique in their required research projects,” added Dr. Crisman. “Modern medicine is moving rapidly toward molecular medicine to yield individualized diagnosis and treatment, she noted, outlining the process of moving genes into a patient to treat disease and/or turn off disease causing

genes.” The Johnson Foundation, established by the John Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust, supports charitable, religious, and educational organizations in Chautauqua County, as well as those of Swedish heritage.

People Helping People

SUNY Fredonia Facilities Services employees help Chautauqua County Rural Ministry Contributed Article SUNY Fredonia

The annual holiday food drive by members of the Department of Facilities Services at SUNY Fredonia collected 310 pounds of non-perishable food to benefit Chautauqua County Rural Ministry. “I think it’s the most we’ve ever received. We always have a good turnout, but this year seems to have been a tremendous one,” said Suzanne Freitas, head janitor and food drive coordinator. “Every year, as part of our holiday party, we have a food drive.” Facilities Services either selects a needy family as a sole recipi-

Employees of SUNY Fredonia’s Facilities Services team collected over 300 pounds of non-perishable food for Chautauqua County Rural Ministry this year.

ent or designates Chautauqua County Rural Ministry for the proceeds from their drive. The donations were to be taken to Rural Ministry food pantry

last week. Judy Leone of Custodial Services was awarded a prize for her participation in the campaign.

SUNY Fredonia Awarded $2 Million Grant Contributed Article SUNY Fredonia

“Math and science for ALL students” is how Cynthia Jonsson describes the primary goal of a newly funded five-year $2 million project award to SUNY Fredonia. Project MAST2ER (Mathematics And Science Teacher Training in Educational Resources) was one of 42 U.S. Department of Education grants funded recently through the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). MAST2ER is a collaborative effort between SUNY Fredonia and Dunkirk and Jamestown city school districts. Jonsson, project director of MAST2ER, will oversee implementation of grant activities that work at removing the barriers to instructional success for newly qualified mathematics and science teachers. Dr. Barbara Mallette authored Project MAST2ER; she shares leadership of Project MAST2ER with Science Education Partnership Director Holly Lawson. The project funds will be utilized to strengthen mathematics and science teacher education programs on the SUNY Fredonia campus through infusing evidence-based practices and data-based decision making that informs instruction, particularly instruction of English learners (ELs). Sheltered Instruction Obser-

Environmental Science Degree Approved For JCC Contributed Article JCC


vation Protocol (SIOP) will serve as the core of all teacher candidate trainings. SIOP is recognized as the most widely accepted approach for addressing the instructional needs of ELs in the nation and is grounded in second language acquisition theory. Content area teachers with SIOP experience in Dunkirk and Jamestown schools will be recruited to serve as MAST2ER mentors to Fredonia mathematics and science teacher candidates. The teachers will be involved in both advanced SIOP and mentoring professional development sessions. Unique to the project is the use of live stream and digitally captured lessons of mentor teachers as they implement SIOP elements and evidencebased practices in their classrooms with English learners and as they use data-based decision making regarding instruction to English learners. Mentor teacher lessons will capture clear demonstrations of evidence-based practices and will serve as visual representations of material covered in training sessions to Fredonia teacher candidates. The live demonstrations represent the most progressive use of portable cameras and live feed from area classrooms via distance learning in the teacher preparations programs at SUNY Fredonia. MAST2ER staff will compile captured

lessons in a Repository of Effective Practices that will be distributed widely electronically to partner districts, teacher education programs, and teacher candidates. Project Director Jonsson is assisted by Karene Gora as administrative assistant, Korrin Mundo and Raisa Portman as program coordinators, and Dr. Daniel Webb of Catalyst Research as project evaluator. In addition, Jean Michielli-Pendl will serve as implementation coach and Douglas Pendl is the project’s technology coordinator. The Pendls, SUNY Fredonia alumni, bring experience with using live streamed teacher lessons with undergraduate teacher candidates to the project. Dr. Keary Howard and Dr. Kathleen Lesniak are involved in Project MAST2ER as curriculum consultants for mathematics education and science education. Training for the initial teacher candidate cohort is scheduled in January 2012. MAST2ER staff will monitor teacher candidate use of SIOP elements within their field experiences and within course assignments. Professional development for mentor teachers will begin in Spring 2012. For more information about Project MAST2ER, contact Jonsson at 716-673-4725.


December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

The New York State Department of Education has approved the offering of an associate’s degree in environmental science at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. The 60-credit hour degree program prepares students to comprehend, evaluate, and analyze contemporary environmental problems at the interface of nature, human institutions, and scientific study. Interdisciplinary explorations and scientific tools and technologies essential for addressing emerging environmental challenges and opportunities are featured. Students will explore the ethical dimensions of deci-

sions and actions associated with being responsible local and global citizens and gain a better understanding that a more sustainable world will nurture healthier ecosystems, vibrant human communities, and stronger economies. The program prepares students for transfer into numerous baccalaureate programs such as environmental science, environmental biology, natural resource management, conservation science, forest ecosystem science, fisheries and wildlife biology, natural history, ecology, and others. “It is critically important to the sustainability and viability of human society, biodiversity, the natural environment, and the life support systems of the planet that humans more closely examine and understand the interdependencies among

all living things,” emphasized JCC biology professor Becky Nystrom. “Individuals must acknowledge and address the humanenvironment interactions which have seriously threatened or disrupted critical natural processes, and seek an enhanced comprehension of the causes and consequences of these impacts,” she added. JCC’s environmental science degree, noted Ms. Nystrom, provides critical foundations for well-trained environmental scientists and citizen scientists to meet the urgent and growing environmental challenges of the 21st century and beyond. For additional information, contact the JCC admissions office at 1.800.388.8557 or visit

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YWCA Westfield News Advantage After School Program

By Katie Smith Contributing Writer

The Advantage After School Program recently hosted a Holiday Gift Drive to collect Christmas gifts for local teens. Donation sites were located at Westfield School, YWCA main office, Patterson Library, and all YWCA child services locations. After one week the drive collected over 75 gifts. All collected gifts were then donated to the Union Relief Association of Westfield 2011 Christmas Program. The main goal of the Christmas Program is to help families in our com-

munity have a nice Christmas in their own home with gifts for their children under the tree. Students from the YWCA Youth Center and Middle/ High school portion of the Advantage After School Program also baked 36 mini loaves of bread that were donated to Union Relief ’s senior baskets. We have made it a staple of our programming to give back to the community in as many ways as we can. We feel it is important for children to value the community they live in and vice versa. Donation Announcement The YWCA is pleased to announce a generous dona-

Advantage After School participants; (from left to right) Jani Barney, Sara Schrader, Rashmika VanRensselaer, and Erica Reardon. More information about the Advantage After School Program is available by contacting Michele Meleen, program director at 326.2011.

tion from Loreen Ginnitti has allowed the agency to move forward with a much needed face lift. Ms. Ginnitti is a long time member of the board of directors and has served terms as board president. Her gift has allowed the YWCA to upgrade the flooring in the game room and kitchen as well as refinish the floor in the back hallway. Other building projects are planning and will be announced as soon as the details are finalized. Special Closings To accommodate the upgrades; the back of the YWCA building – including the fitness center will be closed begin-

ning at midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 27. “We are having the final work done in the kitchen and game room as well as having the back hallway and restrooms refinished and waxed;” reported executive director Katie Smith. “It will make it easier for everyone to close this section off and let the work get done. The PIN system will be disabled, the doors locked and there will be no access through the parking lot door. The administrative offices can be accessed through the front door on Portage St. We’ll reset the system and have everything accessible beginning at 8 AM on Tuesday, Jan.

3, 2012. Zumba Classes The YWCA sponsored Zumba classes will not meet on Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. When they resume in 2012 the classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 AM – 11 AM. The initial class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 AM. Holiday Closing The YWCA Administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 30 and Jan. 2 for the holidays. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

But Jesus, obedient to God’s plan of redemption, would not give in to temptation (Matthew 4:1-11). For the first time, Satan was confronted by a Man whom he had no authority over. Jesus began to destroy the works of Satan by healing the sick, casting out devils and preaching the Good News of the kingdom (Matthew 9:35). When Jesus gave up His life, Satan thought he’d won a victory over God. But Jesus’ death paid for the sins of all mankind. When Jesus rose

from the dead, He paid the price for man’s redemption and provided a way for man to leave Satan’s kingdom of sin and enter God’s kingdom of grace. Christmas is a celebration of the wonderful birth of Jesus. More importantly, this holiday also represents the beginning of God’s promise of redemption through the birth of His Champion, the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

My craft knife snapped in half and sliced my finger. I was now officially bleeding over Christmas. It was December 19th. It was time to panic. Thankfully, my left brain prevailed and reminded me of the KISS principle - Keep it simple, Santa! I took my 3” EK Success Paper Shapers punch in a scalloped circle, my 2” Fiskars circle punch, an American Crafts “Christmas - Book One” rub-on, a jeweled brad and a glue dot, assembled a simple embellishment and adhered it to the front of the card. I used a VersaMark pad to stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment and heat-set it using Hampton Art a’la mode embossing powder in pink. The simple, yet unusual style was exactly what I had in mind before, yet so much easier than I thought it would be to put together. I was no longer panicking, but reminded myself that even though my last - minute card fiasco was past, I should not be smug enough to think that I could get through the holiday season without a good dose of old - fashioned insanity and a self - induced injury. That is, of course, until next

year, when I actually stick to my resolutions and use those seven habits that highly effective people possess and sign my Christmas cards in July. My fantasies don’t die quickly. Are you ready for Sunday? Any last minute crafting fiascoes to share? If you have time, drop me a line at I’d love to hear about how you overcame your holiday meltdown. This week’s $$ pick : Pre-packaged holiday cards, on sale starting December 26th everywhere. Unless you’re planning to make yours earlier than the week before Christmas, just buy the ones in the box and call it a day. The stress just isn’t worth it. Stock up now and feel superior to fools like me crafting themselves silly at the last minute. Anne Walterich is the owner of Sunset Scrapbooks, a photo preservation and album design service. When not accidentally stabbing herself with scrapbooking implements, she can be found online at

I have talked with people who are almost proud of their temper. They speak as if their temper is a strength. Screaming and throwing fits is never a strength. It is a weakness. It is the end of your defenses. James 3:16 says, “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” Like metal conducts the properties of electricity, strife and anger will conduct satanic properties. Demonic elements of frustration will begin to control you and your home. Have you ever seen somebody who has lost control and you said, “They aren’t acting like themselves, it was like a totally different person.”? Your state-

ment was correct. They weren’t acting like themselves. They weren’t acting by themselves. People with anger problems are yielding to wrong spirits. They are allowing demonic agencies to control them. A person will never get free from a bad temper until they learn to yield to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit is always patient. God’s Spirit is always submissive and merciful. Get into the scriptures and into prayer and learn to rule your spirit. Don’t let others rule it for you. Don’t let your temper be your undoing.

Keeping the Faith

By Rev. Michael Lokietek Family Church of Chautauqua County

Dear Pastor, what does Christmas really mean? With most of the focus on holiday shopping, parties, and family gatherings, it’s easy to understand why the real meaning of Christmas can get lost amongst the wrapping paper and cheese logs. While most people realize that the Holiday is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, I believe that we’re missing the real point of Christmas if we don’t understand the “big picture” of why Jesus was born. This week, I want to share this with you as a

reminder of God’s plan of love and salvation. The birth of Jesus Christ was the arrival of God’s champion whose purpose was to challenge Satan’s domination over the world. When Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, all of creation became separated from their loving Creator and subject to the tyranny of the devil. We see the effects of this tyranny in the world today: wars, sickness, poverty and death. God, unwilling to see his beloved creation forever lost, had a solution. In the

Book of Genesis (3:15), the Bible tell us that God promised that a day would come when a Messiah, born of a woman, would overcome Satan’s power. When Mary miraculously conceived through the Holy Spirit, God’s champion entered into the world (Matthew 1:20). Satan, seeing this challenge, used Herod’s soldiers to try to kill the baby Jesus (Matthew 2:16). Just before Jesus began His mission, the devil tried to lure Him into disobedience by tempting Him during His 40-day fast in the wilderness.

Scrapbooking Today Don’t Panic

Anne Walterich Contributing Writer

This year, rather than create any unnecessary stress for myself during the holiday season, I decided to take a more laid-back approach. I worked on my family digital album throughout the year, had some gifts made just after Thanksgiving at Creation Station in Silver Creek, and generally focused on the important part - enjoying the festivities and spirit of the most wonderful time of the year. My presents were purchased, the tree was up, and I was feeling calm and accomplished, until I spent some time on Twitter. Comedian Jim Gaffigan (@ JimGaffigan) tweeted “You know how people are too busy in December? What if we added the obligation of sending a Holiday card to everyone they know?” Oh, snap. Suddenly, my mailbox was full of seasons greetings and joyous sentiments from friends, family and neighbors far more organized than me. I went into our attic, found my stash of handmade cards, saw that there were plentiful and went about signing them in a

glittery gel ink infused with my calm and positive wishes. Then I ran out. No problem, I thought to my blissfully deluded self. With a trip to Joann’s, a 20 percent off coupon in hand and a vision of using pre-packaged cards to bestow my holly, jolly gratitude to those I love, I stared at the display and found them lacking. The cards were either too religious, too cheesy or too ugly for my eccentric taste. My pile of handmade cards had modern pastel trees on a black background accented with faux jewels and glitter, funky circles and flourishes surrounding the Christmas wishes in a sans-serif font. The candy - covered cards by Taylor Swift would just not do. I don’t know why I thought I could saunter into a craft store without wandering into the scrapbooking aisle. Like Pepe Le Pew following the scent of his skunky sweetheart, I could not resist the crafty goodness at a discount price. It’s just not what I do. Two stacks of Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearlized paper in black pearl and one in pearly white, five sheets of Die Cuts With a View 12” X 12” solid glit-

ter silver, two packs of plain white envelopes and a Sizzix snowflake die later, I walked out of the store confident that I would create funky cards in non-traditional colors with more holiday joy than any leg lamp could bring. Everything was still going as

planned until I actually started to make them. The snowflakes just didn’t fit right. The black pearl paper wasn’t black or pearly enough. The hot pink embossing powder and lime green glitter just didn’t add that layer of pizazz I wanted to embellish my cards with.

The Weekly Word Character in the Home

Rev. Tim Stahlman Family Church of the Southern Tier

The greatest thief in a person’s life is their own temper. It comes to steal their peace,

their joy, and their health. It can and will destroy every form of prosperity; from financial security to spiritual wellness. Many children will fall asleep tonight in terror because of somebody’s abusive temper. Marriages do not survive uncontrolled rage. Anger erodes the very foundation of every relationship. Everything you said you would never become is possible when you fail to control your temper. A person with a short fuse will fall short in life. Proverbs 16:32 says, “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his own spirit is better than

he that captures a city.” Here we see what makes a person mighty and strong: They have rule over their temper. This person is described as an insurmountable force. The word “better” in the original Hebrew means “more prosperous”. The word “mighty” means “giant, champion, chief, and valiant man”. You could read the verse this way, “He that is slow to anger is more prosperous than any champion…” This explains why so many people are dominated in life. When the “giants” in life rear their ugly face, they are powerless because their temper has stolen their strength. They are powerless against the forces of

stress, sickness, and depression because their own temper has exhausted their spirit to fight. The verse says that a person who has controlled their own spirit has won a greater conquest than the spoils of war. But a person with no control is vulnerable to every attack. Proverbs 25:28 says, “He that has no rule over his spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.” A city without walls in those days was invader prey. You too have opened yourself to unseen forces every time you throw a fit of rage. With every insult you are condemning your own future. That temper is disqualifying you.

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December 22, 2011 Edition – Main Section – A

Mental Health Today

By Lucy Studd Contributing Writer

“Suicide and self-inflicted violence are already enormous social problems in traditional college-aged populations.” according to the National Institute of Mental Health. “Self-injury or SI is a condition in which a person experiences the impulse and the need to injure themselves as a means of coping with difficulties in life. Some have estimated that the percentage of those who self-injure is as high as 1% of the population. Self injury is 7 times more prevalent in women than in men. Recently, more teens and young adults seem to be hurting themselves

by cutting. Cutting is when a person uses a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to make cut marks in the skin, causing bleeding and scarring.” Imagine this scenario, your friend always wears a long sleeved shirt, even under exercise clothes. Your soccer game is in progress and the sun is beating down on you and your friend has a long sleeved shirt on under her jersey. She explains she does not like to get sunburned. During the game her sleeve is brushed up and you notice she has numerous cuts on her arm. You confront her and she tries to pass it off as nothing, but appears nervous as she does so. She explains it by saying she was hiking and fell into an area

Q: Is aspirin safe for cats? — via email A: It’s most definitely not OK and, in fact, I don’t recommend it even for dogs anymore, based on research findings that have linked aspirin use in dogs to gastric ulcers. But though the use of aspirin in dogs has long been common practice — even if that may be changing — the use of aspirin in cats has never been recommended. Cats are very sensitive to pain medications, and that’s why veterinarians have long been reluctant to wade into these murky waters, even when faced with cats in chronic pain. With the increase in the keeping of indoor cats, however, many of these pets are living longer, healthier lives — or they would be if their quality of life were not decreased by the constant pain of arthritis. The management of that pain is extremely important, especially in older cats. But it’s not just older cats who benefit. Treating pain doesn’t just make the hurting stop: It also promotes healthy healing. Untreated pain slows healing time, interferes with sleep and depresses the immune system. The treatment of pain improves respiration, shortens postsurgical hospitalization and improves mobility. Can you see why I’m a strong advocate for modern pain management for our pets? Despite the benefits, though, you should never — let me emphasize that — NEVER give pain medication to your cat without your veterinarian’s guidance. If your veterinarian is reluctant to provide medication and advice on pain control, push for a consultation with a specialist to design a safe, individualized pain-management program for your pet. Veterinary specialists in oncology, surgery and anesthesia are usually most familiar with the wide variety of pain medications available today, as well as their safest use. — Dr. Marty Becker Do you have a pet question? Send it to

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

this issue. So don’t be hard on yourself. You may start by visiting the health office staff on your campus or look up “cutting or self injury” on the internet. You want to find out things like, why is this being done by your friend and what can you do to get them to stop. When you share this information with your friend they may see this as an act of kindness and it may trigger the person who is cutting to begin healing. As a friend you need to remember that the act of cutting is a serious problem and you cannot carry the burden of responsibility to cure your friend alone. The person who is cutting may not be ready for help. The condition is deep rooted

and may be longstanding. Let them know they deserve to feel better about themselves and that they need to find professional help in order to relieve themselves of the burden they carry. It is important to remember that you cannot “cure” your friend and that professional help will be required. So do not feel guilty. What you can do is be supportive but not to the point that it is all consuming to you. This is a serious disorder that is linked to deep emotional pain. Check back next week for part 3.



Cats need vets for pain help

Cutting Part II doing or how they really feel. of thorny bushes causing the Sometimes, the person who injuries. is cutting may confide in a This is a tough situation for friend, it has to be someone you as her friend and fellow student because it is very hard they really trust. It can be very disturbing to to understand that these cuts find out your friend is cutting. are created on purpose. They are created with a sharp object You may be sad, confused, to intentfully cut the skin until scared or unsure of what to it bleeds. The result is a form of do. You may be angry because your friend was keeping a seself-injury. Possibly the injury cret from you. You don’t know is due to a burn from a cigaif you should say something, rette. In this case the scarring observed is small and round in what you should say, or who to discuss this with? Or you nature. may wonder,”What can I do to Usually those who cut do so help?” because they are suffering Like anything else, the more with emotional pain and they educated you are about a situare at a loss regarding coping ation the better equipped you measures but they need relief. are to handle it. It helps to be The process involves secrecy informed but remember there and they do not usually let are no quick fixes regarding others know what they are

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t’s a New Year’s tradition around my home, one that has outlived three generations of pets but still works to help ensure the safety of the animals I live with now. No, not resolutions, although I make those, too — vowing, among other things, to exercise the dogs more, take more time for their training and do more for animals who are not as lucky as mine are. The tradition I’m talking about is far easier to accomplish. I call the pets over and check their necks. I always do my “neck checks” around the first of the year. It’s easy to remember that way, especially for me, a person who has a hard time remembering much of anything when it comes to appointments: heartworm and flea medicaCollars need to fit properly and be in good shape — wearing at the tions on the first of the clasp may lead to a break. month, neck checks the first of the year, annual exams on each pet’s birthday. (Any variation and I’m strain, you’ll need to replace the collar soon. hopelessly lost!) As for those tags, they need checking, too. A license The neck check is easy, taking a few minutes to look is great, but since many lost pets are picked up by for wear and fit on the collars, and legibility on the people in the neighborhood, it’s a good idea to suppletags. ment the license with an ID tag that has a couple of Consider the collar first. A properly fitted collar is phone numbers — your home, mobile and the number important, but so is the right type. For dogs, a buckled of a friend or relative. Check to make sure the inforor snap-together collar made of leather or nylon web- mation is current and legible, and if not, order a new bing is the best choice, and the proper fit is comforttag. I never put the pet’s name or my address on the ably close but not too snug. Make sure your dog’s not tags. Instead, my pets’ tags say “REWARD!” with a wearing a “choke” or prong collar for everyday use. collection of phone numbers. I want to get the point These pose a potentially deadly hazard if left on an across that I want my pets back quickly. unsupervised dog. Don’t delay in fixing any problems you find with When it comes to cat collars, some people fear their your pet’s neck check. Issues with collars and tags are pet will get snagged while roaming and die. Other easy to fix, and these items are the cheapest insurance people argue that their cats stay indoors and so never you can buy against loss or accidents. And if your pet need a collar. But if your pet has ever slipped out, or isn’t microchipped, add that to your to-do list. Animight, you ought to reconsider a collar and tag. As mals given up as lost forever have been reunited with for cats being caught by their collars, this is resolved their families because of this technology. by the simple piece of elastic in most cat collars that Video bonus: Watch Pet Connection’s Dr. Marty enables the pet to slip free of the collar in a pinch. Becker and his daughter, dog-trainer Mikkel Becker, If you have the right kind of collar on your pet, look discuss the best — and worst — choices for collars at the holes and the fasteners. The collar is weakest on ( these spots, so if you see signs of excessive wear or right-collar-for-your-pet).

Money isn’t the only way to help an animal-related charity. Considering end-of-year donations to charities? Don’t forget organizations that help animals. You don’t have to give money to help, though. Shelters can often use items you might be throwing away, such as old newspapers or frayed towels. You might also consider buying large bags of pet food or cat litter and donating those, not only to shelters but also to community food pantries. What if you do have a little cash to spare? Make sure you agree with the work and the views of any organization that wants your money. And consider this: Groups that don’t have the money for direct-mail fundraising campaigns or TV advertising could probably use your donation more than the ones that spend big bucks to get your cash. In addition to your community’s shelter and rescue groups, remember that other organizations could use some support. Some ideas: • Health research: The Winn Feline Foundation has funded some of the most important research to advance the health of cats, with results that have saved countless lives. On the dog side, the AKC Health Foundation gives grants for research that’s both general and breed-specific. • Veterinary schools: Your first thought may be “scholarships” — and yes, that’s one of the many ways a contribution to your nearest school or college of veterinary medicine can help — but donations can also help pets more directly, and are always needed. • Fix-it funds: The American Animal Hospital Association’s Helping Pets Fund works through veterinarians to help pets whose owners can’t afford care. • Therapy animals: Animals help people in more ways than I have room to list here. From programs where dogs help teach children to read to those helping injured veterans get back on their feet by getting on a horse, animal-assisted therapy is always worth supporting. — Dr. Marty Becker

Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Week

This week we are featuring “Bam Bam.” He is a two-yearold black tabby. He has been neutered, has all shots and is microchipped. Bam Bam has lived with other cats, dogs and kids. He can be a little shy at first, but once he warms up he will steal your heart. If you can give Bam Bam his forever home, please come and meet him at the Adoption Center on Strunk Road. His adoption fee through the month of December is just $50. Won’t you make his Christmas wish come true? Teddy is still waiting for his new family. Jasmine has been adopted!

2825 Strunk Road • Jamestown 716-665-2209 • 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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Lenart, Panama Slip By Cass. Valley; Move To 5-0 By Chris Winkler


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It was another wild night between Panama and Cassadaga Valley Friday night, but the Panthers’ Nick Lenart sunk the Cougars for the second time in a week with a jumper in the final seconds to give Panama a 63-62 win. That came exactly one week after Lenart converted on a three-point play in the closing seconds of Panama’s 58-55 win last week at home. “We have had some pretty good battles with Cass Valley,” Panama head coach Ed Nelson said. “We're lucky enough to be able to come out on top both times this season.” Lenart led the way with 21 points, but Zach Lubi (19 points) and Alec Blose (14 points) gave Panama an unstoppable three-man scoring machine. “They have been putting the ball in the bucket for us,” Nelson said. “But just as important are players like Tyler Marsh, Dylan Stow, and Bryce Payne because everyone has a role every play. If Nick is scoring, it's because the other four guys are doing their job on the court.” While Panama had enough scoring from three players, the Cougars almost had enough from one. Dustin Schauman, a 10th team all-state selection last year for Class C, finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds. “Having a leader [like Dustin] on the court who has big time game experience at this level is an intangible,” Nelson said. “Dustin knows what it takes in practice to make a team great and knows how to get to the top.” The Cougars also got 14 points from Matt Woodard and outrebounded Panama 38-22, but 21 turnovers did

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them in. Panama then hosted Ripley Tuesday night and beat the Eagles 93-29 to remain undefeated and get to 5-0. They’ve been able to get balanced scoring from their top three. Lenart averages 23.3 ppg, Lubi averages 12.5 and Blose averages 11.8. When all three get going, it’s pretty tough to defend, just ask the Cougars or Chautauqua Lake, who also dropped a pair to Panama. “As a coach watching them perform a set play and then having the discipline to make it work on the court is one of my favorite things,” Nelson said. But as he said before, it’s not just scoring that has been important for his squad.

Senior forwards Dylan Stow (5.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and Tyler Marsh (5.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg) have been extremely important, especially on the glass. “Experience is very is imperative,” Nelson said. “We have a lot of players on this team who have a lot of games under their belt and I trust the ball is anyone of their hands with the game line.” Next up for Panama they play Harbor Creek in the opening round of the Girard (Pa.) tournament. Panama will play either Girard or Iroquois (Pa.) the following day. “Watching us now I know were only scratching the surface of how good a play —offense or defense — can be run,” Nelson said. “I love watching the process of them getting better, I

think t watching that happen all season is one of best parts of coaching.” For Cassadaga Valley, they snapped a three-game losing streak to open the year with a 66-59 win over Catt/Little Valley Monday night. They got a little bit more of a balanced effort — something head coach Rich Clifford has stressed over and over — with Kyle Pfeiffer going for 21 points and nine rebounds. Schauman added 18 points and Woodard had 11. The Cougars are certainly a dangerous team if they have all three going in the same game. They’ll play Randolph Thursday night and then host their annual Christmas Tournament next Wednesday (Dec. 28) and Thursday (Dec. 29).

Red Raiders Win St. Bonaventure Drops United Way Tournament, Heartbreaker To N.C. State Move To 3-0 By Chris Winkler

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If there was any doubt about the returning cast for the Jamestown Red Raiders, those questions are being answered rather quickly. Tommy Campion led all scorers with 22 points as the Red Raiders took out Williamsville South 75-61 for their third consecutive convincing victory to open the season and won the Jamestown United Way Tournament. “We played pretty well for much of the weekend,” head coach Ben Drake said. “It’s still early, though, and it will take a little time to figure out where we are offensively.” Although one thing is for sure, the offense will go through Campion. The junior point guard was mostly a distributor last year, but his two-day tournament total of 37 points led him to being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. “[Tommy] worked really hard over the offseason and improved a ton,” Drake said. “He knew coming in the offense would run through him and he’s worked on his game because of it. He’s playing with a lot of confidence right.” But, it was another balanced effort for Jamestown who also got 18 points from Kareem Walker, 16 from Quinn Lee Yaw and 10 from Branden Kellam. The Red Raiders led by 14 at halftime and pushed the lead all the way to 26 by the end of the third quarter, but the final score didn’t really indicate how easy of a

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win it was for Jamestown. It’s been like that all year, albeit early, for Drake’s squad, who ripped Fredonia by 29 the night before. Again, it was Campion’s 15 points leading the way, but Jamestown’s frontcourt of Lee Yaw (13 points), Kellam (14) and Adam Cecchini (10) made the biggest impact. Lee Yaw, a sophomore and Kellam, a freshman are in their first years of varsity play. “We’re still a good shooting team,” Drake said. “But we need consistent post play to open that up. Those guys are having a fantastic start, which is encouraging because they’re younger guys.” Regardless, it’s pretty evident early on that Jamestown has at least five guys that can go for double-figures on any given night. And although they’ll miss the explosiveness of last year’s backcourt, they have a pretty solid frontcourt that will only get better as the season goes on. They play at Orchard Park Wednesday, Dec. 21 before heading off to White Plains, N.Y. for the Slam Dunk Tournament at the Westchester County Civic Center. “We’ve had some great battles with O.P. every time we travel up there,” Drake said. “They have a couple of guards back from last year’s team and it’s going to be a challenge for us. They play Kennedy Catholic (Somers, N.Y.) Wednesday, Dec. 28 and will then either play Kingston or New Rochelle the following day. Continued on pg 2

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Another day. Another game versus a big-time opponent. Another gutwrenching, rip-your-heart out loss. Welcome to life as a Bonnies fan. Eric Mosley calmly sank two free throws with 3.1 seconds left in the game to tie St. Bonaventure with North Carolina State, but the ensuing length-of-the-court inbounds pass would sink the Bonnies. C.J. Williams sent the 90-foot pass deep into the hands of C.J. Leslie, who in one motion while falling to the baseline, caught the ball, somewhat settled himself and basically reached around the backboard to sneak a shot past Andrew Nicholson, a shot that hit the front iron and fell softly through the net as time expired. Officials reviewed the play and determined Leslie did not step out of bounds — although still photos would suggest otherwise — and put 0.8 seconds left back on the clock, but it was all for naught as the Wolfpack knocked off St. Bonaventure 67-65. St. Bonaventure raced out to a 9-0 lead early on, forcing N.C. State to call a timeout, but the game settled from there on. After a couple of Scott Wood free throws that brought N.C. State within three, Nicholson took over. He scored six straight Bonnies points and his jumper around midway through the first half put them up 22-17. Then, though, the

Wolfpack, namely Alex Johnson took over. Johnson ripped back-to-back three pointers to give N.C. State the lead. Another three-pointer capped a 17-4 run to give the Wolfpack a 34-26 lead. But, Bona fought back with a 13-3 run to close out the half with Mosley’s jumper in waning seconds breaking a 37-37 tie. The teams went back-and-forth for most of the second half and neither team extended their lead past three points over the final nine-and-ahalf minutes. Nicholson’s free throws at 2:27 put Bona ahead. Wood’s jumped a half minute later put N.C. State back up one. Williams made a layup with about a minute left to push the Wolfpack up by three, but sophomore Matthew Wright hit a clutch three to tie the game at 63. Wood sunk two free throws and after Nicholson’s jumper hit the back rim and bounced out, N.C. State had a chance to put it away. However, Johnson missed the front end of a one-and-one, giving the Bonnies one more chance. Of course, Mosley obliged, but the rest was history. Mosley finished with 15 points, six rebounds and three steals. Nicholson had 16 points, as did Demitrius Conger. But, the Bonnies shot a miserable 29.2 percent (7-for-24) in the second half and couldn’t get enough stops on the defensive end.

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High School Roundup: Defense Carries Chautauqua Lake Over Forestville By Chris Winkler Star Sports Editor

• Chautauqua Lake (2-3, 1-0) won its second in a row with a 40-31 win over Forestville in a CCAAIII matchup Monday night. It was led by a staunch defensive effort that held the Hornets to just 10 second half points, including three in the final quarter. “We made a defensive adjustment in the second half to prevent them from getting the ball on the low block,” head coach Chris Dole said. “We were able to stop the cuts, which is where they were got a lot of their scoring. They got a few outside looks, but weren’t good ones and we were able to rebound the ball.” The two teams traded off 13-8 quarters in the first half for a 21-21 tie, but while the defense was getting stops, the offense was struggling mightily. They shot just 17-for-57 for 29.8 percent and was 0-for-10 from outside. With the shots not falling, Chautauqua Lake went to sophomore forward Ian Clute. “Ian Clute did the job offensively for us,” Dole said. “It’s huge because he’s a sophomore, first-year varsity player and the more he plays, the more confidence he’ll have. Plus our guys are doing a job to find him.” Clute was the only one who found his shot, as his finished with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, while also pulling down eight rebounds. “He had a couple of great

assists too,” Dole said. “He found Jason (McMahon) on a wonderful bounce pass for a layup. Those two are really beginning to complement each other.” McMahon finished with just four points but has nine rebounds, two blocks, two steals and two assists. Dan Gleason had nine points. The Thunderbirds play Westfield Friday night in another league game. “Westfield is a well-rounded team,” Dole said. “They have great potential to win our division. (Westfield guard) Austin Alonge is having an incredible start. If we’re going to have a chance, we’ll have to keep him under 15 points.” CCAA I • Dunkirk lost its first game of the year — and the Marauders first regular season loss since Feb. 5, 2010 — by dropping a 53-50 game to Olean. Nick Schmidt, son of St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt, had 15 points and Sam Eckstrom had 18 points to lead Olean (5-1, 2-0). For Dunkirk (2-1, 1-1), Josh Mleczko had a team-high 16 points and Kevin Holmes had 11. They play Eden Thursday night. • Fredonia picked up a 77-71 win over Southwestern on Monday night. Sophomore Dylan Meyer is turning into quite the player for the Hillbillies (3-2, 2-1). Meyer poured in 27 points to lead all scorers. He had 15 in a loss to Jamestown last week and 31 (with five three’s) in

the consolation game of the United Way Tournament when Fredonia beat Bennett. Fredonia next plays Fairview (Pa.) Thursday night. Southwestern (1-3, 1-2) lost its second in a row despite 24 from Kyle Radack. Peter Trathen added 17 points and Jake Swan had 10. The Trojans play Clymer Wednesday night and then host their Holiday Showcase Tournament on Dec. 27 and 28 at Jamestown Community College. They open with Westfield. CCAA II • Silver Creek stayed undefeated with a 66-48 win over Salamanca Monday night. Steve Marcey made five three pointers and finished with 24 points to spearhead the Black Knights offense. Zeddie Williams chipped in with 15 points, eight assists and seven steals and John Jimerson had 14 points. CCAA III • Maple Grove (2-3, 1-1) defeated archrival Randolph 50-30 to pick up their first win of the season. Then, the Red Dragons took it to Pine Valley with another dominating defensive effort en route to winning 61-32. Alex Grace led all scorers with 11 points. Meanwhile, the Panthers (22, 1-1) Lyle Howard had 11 points, but the offense manage to score just 18 points through three quarters and trailed 50-18 heading into the final stanza. It’s been a bit of an up-and-down season for Pine Valley, who had played in three tight contests in a

row before this one. CCAA IV • Dan Lictus led Clymer (2-1, 1-0) with 20 points as the Pirates defeated North Collins 63-48 Monday night. • Sherman (3-1, 1-0) easily defeated West Valley 72-18 also on Monday night. Marcus Lindstrom led all scorers with 20 points, while David Kelly had 10. Elsewhere • Frewsburg and Westfield were off all last week and don’t get back on the court until later on this week. Westfield is on the floor Friday night against Chautauqua Lake. Frewsburg takes on Salamanca Thursday. • Allegany-Limestone (4-2, 2-0) defeated Falconer (1-6, 0-3) 88-64 in a relatively easy win in a CCAA I battle Tuesday night. The Gators have seven seniors and are certainly one of the top teams in CCAA I along with Olean and Dunkirk. Kyle Trietley led the Gators with 24 points, while Zach Harrington chipped in with 18 and Raheem Silva had 12. Dom Saglimbem drilled three three-pointers for nine points. For Falconer, it was again the dynamic Ryan Nord leading the way. Nord finished with 32 points and has become a staple to break 20. He drilled four more three-pointers and kept the Falcons in it until around midway through the third quarter. Next up for Falconer is Frewsburg on Dec. 27.

2011-12 Boys Basketball Standings 2011-12 Girls Basketball Standings (Through Dec. 20)

(Through Dec. 20)

ECIC I Frontier Clarence Jamestown Williamsville North Sweet Home Lancaster Orchard Park West Seneca West

W-L 4-1 3-0 3-0 3-1 2-3 2-3 0-4 1-3

Div W-L 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 0-2

Div W-L 3-0 3-0 1-0 2-1 1-2 0-1 0-3 0-3

Div W-L 2-0 2-0 2-1 2-1 1-2 0-2 0-3

ECIC I W-L Jamestown 4-1 Lancaster 3-0 Sweet Home 4-1 Frontier 2-2 Clarence 2-3 West Seneca West 1-3 Orchard Park 2-3 Williamsville North 0-3 W-L CCAA I Southwestern 5-1 Allegany-Limestone 2-1 Dunkirk 3-2 Olean 1-1 Falconer 1-5 Gowanda 3-3 Fredonia 0-6

CCAA I Olean Allegany-Limestone Dunkirk Fredonia Southwestern Gowanda Falconer

W-L 5-1 4-2 2-1 3-2 1-3 0-5 1-6

CCAA II Silver Creek Cassadaga Valley Portville Frewsburg Randolph Salamanca Cattaraugus-Little Valley

W-L 5-0 1-3 4-3 2-1 2-2 2-2 1-4

Div W-L 2-0 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1

CCAA II Portville Silver Creek Frewsburg Cattaraugus-Little Valley Cassadaga Valley Randolph Salamanca

W-L 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-2 0-2 3-1 2-3

Div W-L 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

CCAA III Chautauqua Lake Maple Grove Franklinville Pine Valley Forestville Westfield Ellicottville

W-L 2-3 2-3 6-1 2-2 3-3 2-1 0-4

Div W-L 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-2

CCAA III Chautauqua Lake Pine Valley Forestville Ellicottville Franklinville Westfield Maple Grove

W-L 4-0 3-3 4-2 2-1 2-3 3-3 1-2

Div W-L 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

CCAA IV Panama Sherman Clymer Brocton North Collins West Valley Ripley

W-L 5-0 3-1 2-1 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4

Div W-L 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1

CCAA IV Clymer Sherman West Valley Panama Brocton Ripley North Collins

W-L 4-1 3-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 0-3 0-4

Div W-L 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

Div W-L 3-0 2-0 2-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-3

Wrestling Review Of Western New York

Individual Wrestling Rankings Section VI DATE 12-18-12 99 106

1) Garrett Baugher (Roy Hart 8) 1) Orefice Anthonny (Lockport 9) 2) Jacob Slade (Iroquois 9 ) 2) Edwin Le (Cheektowaga 11) 3) Donny McCoy (Niagara Falls 9) 3) Joe Verdi (Grand Island 9) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Brad Bihler ( Maple Grove ) Ryan Burns ( Clarence 9) Ryan Hetrick (Southwestern 9) Drew Marra (Olean 10) Tommy Michel (Lancaster 8) Andrew Shomers (Niagara Falls 9)







1) Zack Bickle (Roy Hart 11) 1) Rocco Russo (Frontier 10) 2) Cody McGregor (Tonawanda 9) 2) Majed Muhamed (Lackawana 11) 3) Pat McCarthy (Fredonia 11) 3) Dakota Gardner (Fredonia 8) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Austin Aquard (Iroquois 10) Henry Beeman (Niagara Falls 12) Kellen Devlin (Amherst 8) Ron Duguay (Ken West 11) Steve Siebert (Cassadaga Valley 12) Kyle Ross (Falconer 10) 1) Dylan Caruana (Ken West 12) 1) Kevin Strong (Frewsburg 12) 2) Renaldo Rod-Spencer(Cheek 10 ) 2) Tom Page (Eden 12) 3) Emory Rowe (Rip/West 12) 3) Dylan Cohen (Will East 12) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Brad Feeney (Lockport 11) Tyler Cassidy (Fredonia 11) Jason Jolly (Newfane 12) Greg Johnston (Roy Hart) Branden Muntz (Falconer 11) Eric Lewandowski (Lancaster 11) 1) Mike Feeney (Lockport 12) 1) Drew Hull (Roy Hart 11) 2) Mitch Larkin (Lancanster 12) 2) Nick Roberts (Iroquois 12) 3) Matt McCauley (Roy Hart 12) 3) Jude Gardner (Fredonia 11) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) TJ Acker (Grand Island ) Jake Baer (Olean 12) John Inglut (Lakeshore 12) Dan Reagan (Lew Port 11) Mark Stucke (Ken West 12) Chase Wheeler (Wilson 11)


1) Jim Kloc (Iroquois 12) 2) Zack Skiba (Ken West 12) 3) Zack Wisniewski (Eden 12) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Luke Falzone (Will South 12) Nate Schwab (Clarence 9) Hunter Waller (Panama 12)



1) Ben Haas (Salamanca 12) 2) Tristen Hamner (Medina 12) 3) Steve Lakes (Newfane 12) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Brandon Hassenbohler (Alden 12) Ryan Richter (Gowanda 12) Jake Weber (Clarence 10)


1) Nick Mitchell (Frewsberg 12) 2) Jacob Gullo (Jamestown 12) 3) Joe Catalano (Lakeshore 12) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Joe DiFrancisco (Niagara Falls 12) Tony Liberatore (Will South 11) Cory Vail (Pioneer 12)

1)Marcus Dwaileebe (Olean12) 2) Jeff Lake (Alden) 3) Will Bickleman (Will East) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Marty Hastie (Gowanda 12) Austin Lynn (Frewsburg 11) Tyler Willaby (CVPLV 12)



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1) Brandon Lathrop (Ken West 12) 2) Derek Wise (Cassadaga Valley12) 3) Matt Montasanti (Medina 11) Honorable Mention (Alphabetical) Rob Black ( Ken West 12) Marcelus Hinton (Lockport 10) Nate Ward (Clarence 12) Injured: Alex Smythe 145 (Eden)

Wrestling Review Of Western New York

Section VI Wrestling Team Rankings DATE 12-18-12

DIVISION I 1. Clarence 2. Ken-West 3. Lockport 4. Iroquois 5. Lakeshore 6. Niagara Falls 7. Niagara Wheatfield 8. West Seneca West 9. Grand Island 10. Williamsville South

DIVISION II 1. Fredonia 2. Roy-Hart 3. Lew-Port 4. Newfane 5. Falconer 6. Pioneer 7. Eden 8. Gowanda 9. Olean 10. Rilpey/Westfield

RED RAIDERS continued from pg 1 “We have to continue to progress as a defensive team,” Drake said. “We’ve come a long way since the season

started and we’ll continue to get better. It’s about getting to where we want to be in March.”

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0) Hard to believe this team was a 11) 5-2 just seven weeks ago. Hard to believe this team was cona 8) sidered a potential favorite in cal) the AFC. Stunningly, it’s getting 12) hard to believe this team won any game at all this season. But, that’s where the 5-9 Buffalo Bills stand with two games left in the regular season. 12) Sound familiar? Of course it does, why shouldn’t it? 12) Going into Week 16, Buffalo’s record the last 6 years (in cal) reverse order) is 4-10, 5-9, 6-8, ) 7-7, 7-7 and 4-10 for an average of 5.5 wins and 8.5 losses. 11) Hard to believe they haven’t been to the playoffs in any of those seasons, huh? ) But, the promising 3-0, 4-1 and 2) 5-2 start has quickly come to a 11) crashing start and again left this franchise back at square one. cal) The most discouraging part? The team’s top players Fred Jackson and Stevie Johnson ) could both be in their final days as members of the team. Both are insanely underpaid, ) but have expressed interest to 12) stay. Jackson, the NFL’s rush) ing leader before suffering a season-ending injury, makes cal) about $2 million a year. He’s 12) under contract for 2012, but ) has every reason to hold out for a new one and with the resources already committed to C.J. Spiller, the Bills might 12) consider moving Jackson. Johnson, who needs just 128 yards to become the third Bills st) player (Andre Reed and Eric cal) Moulds) to have back-to-back ) 1,000-yard receiving seasons, makes a miniscule $1.2 million. ) He also recently announced contract talks have broken off, at least for the time being. It’s rumored he wants in the range d12) of $8-9 million a year (similar k12) to other top receivers in the 2) NFL) and we know the Ralph Wilson’s reluctance to dish out cal) big money. (Ryan Fitzpatrick’s deal wasn’t really all that big in comparison to other NFL QB’s). 12) Anyhow, the Bills are still a team stuck in neutral — or even reverse for that matter — and the unwillingness to keep their 11) young talent within the organization has plagued this franchise for years. It’s not just bad draft10) ing that has kept the Bills out of en) the playoffs since 1999. But, the draft has certainly been the main reason. And like every other season for the last 12 years, the draft is all Bills fans have to look forward to at this point in the season. Here’s a position-by-position breakdown of this year’s Bills. Quarterback: I’m not sold on Fitzpatrick — nor have I ever been — for the long term. He does a few things well, but misses way too many passes. That being said, he only needs 516 passing yards in these last two games to have the second-highest season total in franchise history, higher than any mark set by Jim Kelly. Urgency to draft (1-10): 7.5. If the Bills could move up to get Andrew Luck, it’s a no-brainer. If not, they’d be better off filling a different need instead of taking USC’s Matt Barkley. Running back: I’d still argue Jackson’s injury may have hurt the most this season, but it’s finally allowed C.J. Spiller a real o opportunity and the second-year back has more than obliged. Spiller is clearly gaining in

confidence and seems to finally be getting over the hump, which for his age is more than normal (look at Darren McFadden’s career if you don’t believe me). But, he’ll never be a 25-carry guy, which makes you wonder why the Bills thought drafting him at ninth overall was OK. Regardless, if the Bills keep Jackson, they have a great tandem here. Ironically enough, the Bills had that two years ago with Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, but still drafted a running back with their top pick. Urgency: 1, not even in the seventh round. Wide receiver: I can’t imagine the Bills would let Johnson walk, but if they do, they’re completely awful here. David Nelson is a nice inside slot receiver that can block. Donald Jones and Marcus Easley are question marks and Roscoe Parrish probably won’t be back next year. Thus, they need help here, especially vertically. Urgency: 7. A lot of people think Justin Blackmon won’t fall to where the Bills pick (somewhere around 5-10 likely), but I think that’s quite wrong. Blackmon is outrageously talented — and a good kid — but there’s some top-end talent at more important positions. The Bills need another wide receiver, but the catch is they have enough young options, so taking a fourth or fifth rounder isn’t entirely necessary. Tight End: Scott Chandler is fine, plus I’ve never understood why teams would take a tight end early in the first round. Urgency: 2 — late-rounder. Offensive line: Say what you want about the names, but this year’s line has allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL and, at one point, paved the way for the league’s top rusher. A healthy Eric Wood puts this together, while guards Andy Levitre and Kraig Urbik are suddenly among the leagues best. Depth would be a welcome addition, though. Urgency: 4.5. Defensive Line: My hope is the Bills go back to the 4-3 and use Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams in the middle. My next hope would be getting Quinton Coples from North Carolina in the first round. Also, Chris Kelsay and Spencer Johnson — natural defensive ends — are much better off as down lineman instead of outside linebackers. Urgency: 7.5. If they stick at 3-4, I’d probably go elsewhere with that pick. But, a front four of Coples, Dareus, Williams and Johnson/Kelsay is arguably top five in the league. I can’t be the only one who sees this. Linebackers: In Year Two of the 3-4, the Bills have literally done nothing to improve their corps besides adding 30-year-old veterans to plug holes. Abandon this for the love of God and build around Kelvin Sheppard. Urgency: 9. I’m a huge fan of Luke Kuechly from Boston College and Vontaze Burfict from Arizona State, although the Bills are weaker on the edge and both are inside linebackers. Courtney Upshaw from Alabama could be a solution, but more of a mid-tolate first rounder. Defensive backs: Although I like the safeties, the cornerback position is just horrendous. Perhaps fault the lack of a pass rush, but I’m all done with Leodis McKelvin and Terrence McGee. The good news is Aaron Williams is turning into a real player and Justin Rogers should be the kick returner/dime back. Jairus Byrd and George Wilson aren’t the problem. Urgency: 8. I watch more SEC football than anyone. Morris Claiborne (LSU) is the next Darelle Revis and Dre Kirkpatrick (Alabama) isn’t far off. They’re both top 10 picks.



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Assistance Program Established For Tatiana Wilson And Family Contributed Article

St. Bonaventure Sports Information

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — The St. Bonaventure Department of Athletics, in conjunction with University Ministries, has established an assistance program to help the family of freshman women's basketball player Tatiana Wilson, whose house in Far Rockaway, Queens, was destroyed by fire early last Tuesday (Dec. 13) morning. Wilson's mother and five younger siblings jumped from their second-story home into the arms of New York City Sanitation Department workers, who saw the flames from a distance and called 911. Temeka, Wilson's mother, broke her back while trying to escape, sister Amari, 12, suffered a broken leg and sister Shaina, 17, suffered third-degree burns. The family lost everything in the fire. University Ministries is accepting cash and checks on behalf of Wilson to help aid the family in its recovery. Checks should be made payable to "St. Bonaventure University," and the Memo line should read "Wilson Family Assistance Program." Cash/check donations should be directed specifically to the Wilson Family Assistance Program, and may be mailed to the following address:

(St. Bonaventure Sports Information Department)

University Ministries c/o Wilson Family Assistance Program Thomas Merton Center St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778 In addition to monetary support, athletic department officials have organized a relief fund in which essential items may be donated to the family. Beginning on Sunday at the men's and women's basketball doubleheader, boxes will be set up at all entrances to accept donations. Examples of items include, but are not limited to: — Clothing and shoes, ranging from casual to formal (see more information below) — Toiletries — School supplies — Navy blue slacks (as part of high school uniform)

Donation items may also be delivered to the Women's Basketball Office in the Reilly Center. Additionally, boxes will be set up at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on Tuesday, Dec. 20, for the men's basketball game against NC State. Items, other than cash/ checks, can also be mailed to: St. Bonaventure Women's Basketball c/o Wilson Family Assistance Program P.O. Box G, Reilly Center St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778 If possible, it has been requested for the receipt of the item(s) being donated to also be sent. This will allow the family the opportunity to return and exchange articles of clothing which may not fit, in addition to any other items which malfunc-

tion. The following is a breakdown of clothing sizes and other items as for each member of Wilson's family: DJ (brother, 10) Tops: Size 10-12 Pants: Size 10-12 Sneakers: Size 2 ½ *Toys (basketball); video games Amari (sister, 12) Tops: Small (adult); 14-16 (kids) Coats: Small (women's) Pants: Size 3 Sneakers: Size 5 ½ Destiny (sister, 12) Tops: Size 14-16 Coats: Small (adult); 14-16 (kids) Pants: Size 14-16 Sneakers: Size 4 Kema (sister, 16) Tops: XL (adult) Coats: XL Pants: Size 13-14 Sneakers: Size 7 (men) Shaina (sister, 17) Tops: Small (adult) Coats: Small (adult) Pants: Size 1 or 2 Sneakers: Size 6 (men) Temeka (mom) Tops: Large Coats: Large Pants: Size 8-10 Boots: Size 9

Men, Women Swimmers And Divers Defeat Canisius Contributed Article

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Elias Homerin, James Martin and Ripley Danner all picked up two first-place finishes as the St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team defeated Little Three Rival Canisius 153-89 in the last meet before the holiday break. Homerin continued to dominate the field in the long distance events by picking up first-place finished in the 500-yard freestyle (4:51.94) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:58.90). Teammate Mike Hartwell finished just behind Homerin in both events, earning a time of 4:56.90 in the 500-yard freestyle and a 10:10.87 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Martin earned first-place in the 100-yard freestyle where he finished with a time of 47.33. Teammate Nathan Destree finished in thirdplace (49.83). Martin's other first-place finish came in the 50-yard freestyle where the Bonnies finished in the top three spots. Martin finished with a time of 21.93, Destree finished in second-place (22.27) and David Paccapaniccia took third-place (22.78).

Danner picked up first-place finishes in the 200-yard IM (1:55.26) and the 100-yard butterfly (51.55). In the 200yard IM, teammate Stephen Melchiorre finished in thirdplace with a time of 2:00.67. In the 200-yard freestyle, Yi Liu finished in first-place touching the wall with a time of 1:45.43. He also picked up a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (52.32). In the 100-yard backstroke Melchiorre finished in second-place (54.49) and David Erickson finished in third-place (55.81). In relay action, 200-yard medley relay team consisting of Danner, Martin, Peter Koenig and Robert Rutkowski Jr. finished in firstplace with a time of 1:36.77. In diving action, that took place Saturday, Dec 10, Mike Murphy continued his dominance of the board. In the 1-meter dive he earned first-place with a combined score of 287.70, while teammate Dominic Butts-Ealy finished in second-place (256.87). Murphy also took first, place in the 3-meter dive with a score of 310.57, and Butts-Ealy took secondplace (209.25). The women's team defeated Canisius 141 to 101.

Lauren Caldwell, Whitney Dougherty and Meaghan McCann took first, second and third for the Bonnies in the 200-yard IM. Caldwell finished first with a time of 2:12.16, Dougherty finished second with a time of 2:17.80 and McCann finished third with a time of 2:19.01. Caldwell also finished first in the 100-yard IM with a time of 59.40. Lanae Petty touched in just behind with a time of 1:00.44, good for second place. Petty also finished third in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:02.48. Ivanna Smirnova and Jeanette Dietrich took the top two spots in both the 50-yard freestyle, with times of 53.62 and 54.03, respectively, and the 100-yard freestyle, with times of 24.95 and 25.23, respectively. McCann and Natascha Muhl came in first and second for the Brown and White in the 100-yard backstroke. McCann touched in at 1:01.05 good for a first place finish and Muhl came in just behind with a time of 1:03.25 and a second place finish. In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Aly Paz finished first touching in at 11:04.48. Doughery came touched in at 11:28.13,

good for a third place finish. Rachel Bull had two second place finishes for the Bonnies, with a time of 1:57.12 in the 200-yard freestyle and a time of 5:15.94 in the 500yard freestyle. Niki Gagen had a third place finish for the team in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching in 1:13.72. In relay action, the Brown and White finished first and third in the 200-yard medley relay. A team of McCann, McKenzie Courtney, Caldwell and Dietrich came in first place with a time of 1:50.20. And a team of Muhl, Gagen, Summer Sawaya and Erica Pascarella finished with a time of 1:56.76, good for a third place finish. In diving action that took place on Dec. 10, Chrysta Currier finished in 1st place for the Bonnies in the 1-meter and the 3-meter with scores of 204.90 and 196.12, respectively. Alycia Gossett came in 5th in the 1-meter and 2nd in the 3-meter with scores of 172.72 and 183.60, respectively. The Bonnies with take a five-week break, but they return to the pool January 21 in a meet at Binghamton. The meet will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Annual 'Skate With The Blue Devils' Set FREDONIA, N.Y. — The Fredonia State hockey team's annual "Skate With The Blue Devils" will be held Wed., Jan. 4 at the Steele Hall Ice Arena from 6 to 7 p.m. Members of the men's hockey team will participate with area youth in drills, skill competition, and games. All children must wear full hockey gear. Price of admission is a canned good, which the team will donate to a local food bank. For more information, contact head coach Jeff Meredith at 673-3334, or via e-mail at



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A lesson by email Many times the players I coach are away from home, so we communicate via email when there are problems. In one case, the player was hitting the ball well, but every once in a while a hook was sneaking into his game. He sent video by phone and I responded via email: “I think your swing looks good in general — the one thing I don’t like is the space I can see between your thighs when your right arm is straight in the pre-finish. This shows me that you have not allowed your right femur to keep releasing through impact at a constant speed/rate. When the right thigh is late, it causes the pelvis to be slow and a flip can result — the knee doesn’t rotate to the target enough or at the correct rate, and the club flips. It doesn’t happen all the time (and it’s hard to see), but it’s a tendency that is at its worst under pressure. Phil Mickelson has it and that’s why he is a ‘popcorn machine’ — always fighting the flip. Remember, the good player hits the opposite shot they fear. “But don’t force it — not harder, just a bit sooner — the thought is simply to keep the right thigh moving. You aren’t far off, so it’s not much of a change — it’s a small adjustment with huge effect. “Use an image instead of forcing it: You have a very small dog with a very long tail pinned between your knees at the top of the swing. As you start into your downswing, your knees widen and the dog is released from the pin — he hits the ground, then begins to run. It is your job to catch the dog by the tail, once again pinning him between your knees. To do this you would have to rotate the back knee to the front knee to pin him. Closing the gap is both progressive and inexorable: If the trail knee is working out over the trail foot, the dog runs free. “Play well and have some fun.”

Model swing: Where the rubber meets the road This is the seventh in a series of key swing positions that allow you to match your swing to a standard model to see how it stacks up. The model assumes a right-handed golfer who is hitting a straight shot. Position 7: Impact There are two swing centers: the upper, about halfway down the sternum; and the lower, in the middle of the pelvis just behind the navel. At the top of the swing, the two swing centers are stacked, one on top of the other. At impact, the lower swing center has fired out from under the upper. Keeping the upper swing center on top of the ball while the lower moves out from under is called “covering the ball.” If the upper swing center is allowed to stack with the lower through impact, the error is called a “slide.”

The shoul- ABOUT THE WRITER ders are Dr. T.J. closed to the Tomasi is a teaching hips with the professional lead arm in Port St. fully extendLucie, Fla. Visit his ed and the website at trail elbow slightly bent. The left wrist is in line with the forearm and slightly bowed toward the target, while the right wrist is partially cupped. At impact, the lead hip is higher than your trail hip, and your pelvis faces just to the right of the target. Through impact the spine undergoes a rebound effect away from the target, as the pelvis releases its angle toward the target. The firing of this pelvic pistol occurs when the tailbone moves up and under the spine.

From this view, you can see the weight distribution is predominately on the left foot, while the rear foot is on its inside rim, allowing the full release of the player’s right thigh bone. Make sure to pose in this position using a mirror until you get it right.

PGA Tour star Johnny Vegas demonstrates perfect impact with his lead arm and shaft straight and the back of his lead hand pointing at the target — basically his hands are the clubface (see arrows). Note how his right elbow points at his right hip so that his clubface remains square to the target line.

Fair is fair

When three Wall Street millionaires won $254 million in the Connecticut Lottery with a $1 Powerball ticket, many shook their heads, their sense of fairness severely tweaked. Well, how about this one: Tiger Woods wins his first tournament in two years, a friendly get-together of 17 of his friends invited to play in his own silly season event with no cut — and Tiger jumps 20 spots from No. 52 in the world rankings to No. 21. This event, the Chevron World Challenge, doesn’t count as official on any tour, including the PGA Tour, but it certainly does count in the world rankings, which begs the question: How meaningful can the rankings be? GOLF BY THE NUMBERS

Tiger Woods’ money tree This year, Tiger has officially won only $660,000 on the PGA Tour, way down from the $10.5 million he earned in 2009, before changing his swing. But there is no need to take up a collection for him because he’s still the highest-paid athlete in the world. According Sports Illustrated, in 2010 Tiger earned more than $62 million in prize money and endorsements — 51 percent less than 2008’s $124 million. Rumor has it that Tiger was in on the ground floor, buying Google stock before it shot up, so his overall wealth is enormous. And now he will bag the Torrey Pines Farmers Insurance Open, instead starting 2012 in Abu Dhabi and banking a $2 million-plus appearance fee. When asked why he was skipping Torrey Pines, where he’s won five times, he claimed it was because he liked visiting new places — i.e., the PGA Tour does not allow appearance money. But Tiger also gives back: So far he’s donated $12,510,777 of his winnings to the Tiger Woods Foundation to help kids receive an education, including the $1.2 million he won at his Chevron World Challenge last week.

No space between thighs

I like to see no space between upper thighs in the pre-finish position — proof that the knee/thigh has released correctly.



‘That’s Tiger Woods!’ — A student at the Tiger Woods Learning Center at Murray Middle School in Stuart, Fla., when he paid a surprise visit to the school last week. “At first none of the students knew who he was,” Principal Kit Weir said. “And then one kid recognized him and shouted, ‘That’s Tiger Woods!’ Then they all started screaming.” Weir said Woods “was so wonderful with the children. He’s just a class act, a kind, warmhearted man.”

Q: We don’t have a lot of deep rough at my course but we do have light fluffy short rough, and it’s tougher than it looks — any ideas for me? A: Believe it or not, this is one of those rare occasions when a situation on the golf course bothers the tour pros more than it should bother you. It’s not that the pros have trouble hitting the ball out of light rough, it’s that they can’t spin the ball on the green like they can from the fairway because grass gets in between the clubface and the ball, changing the normal spin patterns. And with the kinds of precision games they have, that can mean the difference between birdie and par. But most amateur golfers just fire the


Do you see what a professional golfer sees? I hear it all the time from golfers describing why they shot a high number: “I couldn’t concentrate out there,” or “All I could see was the trouble, and there was nothing I could do about it.” Well, there is something you can do about it because good golfers ignore “the trouble” all the time simply by being focused on a rival, more important task — the target. In fact, according to researcher Caspar Schwiedrzik from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, your brain is an organ that continuously adapts to its environment, and you can teach it to improve your visual perception. To put it simply: You can “learn to see” more effectively. When you look at a scene, you see everything, but only certain things register — basically, you choose what you see by the act of attention. “A question that had not been tackled until now was whether a hallmark of the human brain, namely its ability to produce conscious awareness, is also trainable,” Schwiedrzik said. “Our findings imply that there is no fixed border be-

tween things that we perceive and things that we do not perceive — that this border can be shifted.” We all look at the same reality, but we see it differently because of selective attention. I believe that the best players see a golf course differently than do most golfers. Their brains are trained to see a golf scene that is invisible to others. For example, instead of an impenetrable wall of railroad ties protecting the green, they see the quadrant of the green behind the ties where the ball will land. For them, an impenetrable wall is only attended to if they have to go through it, but the good player is going over it! The average player sees the golf course as a threat filled with hazards; the expert sees it as a safe place, a prime-time venue for doing his or her thing. Thus, expertise depends on selective attention — a skill that can be learned by those who understand how important it is and are willing to spend the time to acquire it.

ball up in the air and hope it stops rolling somewhere near the hole. In fact, a lot of amateur players prefer the first cut of rough, because the ball usually sits up nicely on the longer grass. Here are a couple of things that you should know about the light rough: As mentioned, it’s harder to put spin on the ball from the first cut, so you should plan for the run and use, say, an eight vs. a seven. And that lack of spin also applies to sidespin, which is much harder to put on the ball from the rough. So (1) play for the run, and (2) play a straight shot. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at:


Putt true

The Putting Gate helps you learn to consistently square the face at impact to make more putts. You can adjust the sides to increase or decrease the difficulty of the drill. If you have a slightly arcing stroke, you will benefit from the Putting Gate as it helps to square your stroke before, at and through impact. The Putting Gate is $24.99 at



The part of the clubhead nearest the shaft. Golf is an anthropomorphic sport when it comes to nomenclature, as there is also the “toe” of the club as well as the “face” of the club.

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Ironmen Let Third Period Lead Slip Away By David Olesky Contributed Article

It was a disappointing finish to a one promising weekend for the Jamestown Ironmen. The Ironmen let a one goal

third period lead slip away and eventually lost 4-3 to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. Jamestown withstood an early barrage from the Falcons and Eric Fragoso scored his second goal of the season to start the scoring in the first period. Fragoso did a nice job of faking the pass to Anthony Coles before beating Megariotis on the short side. Jamestown seemed to take over the game after the Fragoso goal and were rewarded on a

goal by Jeff McFarland that gave them a 2-0 lead with less than a minute remaining in the first period. Port Huron came out in the second period firing on all cylinders and Jamestown didn’t appear to know how to respond. The Falcons scored two goals 35 seconds apart in the first three minutes of the period to tie the score 2-2. Jamestown was not going to go quietly however. They moslowly took back the mo mentum and Anthony Coles scored his 14th goal of the season, on the power play, to give Jamestown back their one goal lead. The Ironmen took a penalty late in the third period that once again seemed to swing the momentum. The Falcons capitalized early in the

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Date Game Time third period after a loose puck was slammed in by Fri, Dec 30 Traverse City North Stars * 7:05 PM Easton Powers. Sat, Dec 31 Traverse City North Stars * 7:05 PM The teams traded chances Sun, Jan 01 Traverse City North Stars * 2:00 PM throughout the final period Fri, Jan 13 at Janesville Jets 7:05 PM and eventually Nolan Valleau scored the game winner on a Sat, Jan 14 at Janesville Jets 7:05 PM strange play from center ice. Fri, Jan 20 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM Valleau shot the puck from Sat, Jan 21 Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:05 PM outside the blue line and it appeared to hop at the last sec- Thu, Feb 02 Kalamazoo Warriors * 7:05 PM ond, deflect off of Joe Gladnick Fri, Feb 03 Kalamazoo Warriors * 7:05 PM and into the back of the net. Sat, Feb 04 Kalamazoo Warriors * 7:05 PM Jamestown pressured Port Huron in the final minute Fri, Feb 10 at Port Huron Fighting Falcons * 7:00 PM and appeared to tie the game Sat, Feb 11 at Michigan Warriors * 7:00 PM with five seconds left, but at Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings * 2:00 PM Megariotis lunged to his right Sun, Feb 12 and managed to keep the Fri, Feb 17 Janesville Jets 7:05 PM puck out of the net. Sat, Feb 18 Janesville Jets 7:05 PM The Ironmen will take a 2011-12 Key Dates holiday break before returning to the ice on New Year’s Feb. 19-21 — NAHL Top Prospects (All-Star Break) II weekend when they play May 1-5 — Robertson Cup host to the Traverse City * - denotes divisional game † - NAHL Showcase games played in Blaine, Minn. North Stars.

Ironmen Visit Bemus Point Elementary Contributed Article Ironmen Press Release

The Jamestown Ironmen visited Bemus Point Elementary School all day Wednesday, Dec. 14t. The players read to the students of eight different classrooms with their mascot, Dynamo, entertaining other students in the building. After the books were read, the Ironmen took a detour to the gymnasium of the school where they played floor hockey with the young students. The team and Dynamo demonstrated skills like stopping shots, shooting and passing. The children were able to play alongside the hockey players and have fun with Dynamo with dancing, high fives, and hugs. Autographs were signed by both players and Dynamo throughout the day. “A lot of our guys read on the bus rides,” says goal tender Joe Ballmer, “the drives are really long and it takes our minds off being stuck in a bus for the

long hours.” The Ironmen face off Friday and Saturday against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. Dollar drafts on Friday and dollar hotdogs on Saturday night. Doors open at 6:00pm and game time is 7:05pm. Jamestown will also be home at the end of the month for a three game stand on Dec. 30 through Jan. 1. On New Year’s Eve, kids 12 years and under

get in free and there will be a $1 beer, $1 hot dog special. Don’t miss out on the fun and purchase your tickets today! Season tickets, group tickets and individual game tickets are available and can be charged by phone by calling the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena Box Office at (716) 484-2624. Tickets can also be purchased online by logging onto www.

Star Fans of the Night From left to right is Luke Tota (celebrating his 9th Bday), Dynamo (Ironmen Mascot), Ethan Mayes (Ironmen baseball hat), Drake Bell (in front), and Kullan Daikawa (ironmen jersey).


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Chiefs Shock Packers, End Shot At Perfection

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike McCarthy never put a whole lot of stock in a perfect season, except as a means of gaining home-field advantage and setting the Green Bay Packers up for another Super Bowl run. Well, they still have a chance to earn home-field advantage. The perfect season? That's history. Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards to outduel Aaron Rodgers, and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied behind interim coach Romeo Crennel for a shocking 19-14 victory on Sunday that ended the Packers' 19-game winning streak. It was their first loss since Dec. 19, 2010, at New England. "I personally always viewed the undefeated season as, really, just gravy," McCarthy said. "The goal was to get home-field advantage and win the Super Bowl. That's what we discussed. "We were fortunate enough to be in the position to possibly achieve the undefeated season," he added, "but we still have the primary goal in front of us, and that's to get homefield advantage." Green Bay, playing without leading receiver Greg Jennings and top rusher James Starks because of injuries, can wrap up the No. 1 seed in their final two games against Chicago and Detroit. But the Packers no longer have the pressure of becoming the second team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with a perfect record, or extending the second-longest winning streak in league history. "I think our goal ultimate goal is to win a Super Bowl. The next step is getting that number one seed in the playoffs," Rodgers said. "We've got a home playoff game -- we've got a bye secured." Rodgers was 17 of 35 for 235 yards and a touchdown, and he also scampered 8 yards for another touchdown with 2:12 left in the game. But the Packers (13-1) were unable to recover the onside kick,

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DENVER — Not this time, Tim Tebow. Not with Tom Brady on hand. Brady threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and the New England Patriots shut down Tebow's lategame heroics and clinched a playoff berth with a 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. "It was a really good day for us," Brady said. "Very emotional game. It was really rocking early. We showed some mental toughness." The Patriots (11-3) won their sixth straight game and another AFC East title by bouncing back from an early 17-6 deficit and an awful first quarter in which they were outgained on the ground 167 yards to 4. This time, there was no lastminute magic from Tebow, who had guided the Broncos (8-6) to four straight fourthquarter comebacks and six straight wins. Instead of another slow start followed by a fantastic finish, the Broncos started fast and then fizzled. They scored on their first three possessions and then were done in by a trio of turnovers in the final 8½ minutes of the second quarter. "We did have things going pretty well early, scored on

Aaron Rodgers (No. 12) gets a pass off despite pressure from Chiefs defensive back Travis Daniels (No. 34). (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

and Kansas City picked up a couple of first downs to secure the victory. "They had a good game plan," Rodgers said. "You have to give them credit." Ryan Succop kicked four field goals for Kansas City (6-8), which had lost five of its last six games and fired coach Todd Haley last Monday. Jackie Battle added a short touchdown plunge with 4:53 left in the game, points that came in handy when Rodgers led one last scoring drive. "Everybody had marked it off as a win for the Packers, but those guys in the locker room, they're football players," Crennel said. "They decided they were not going to lay down, they were not going to give up, so they went out and played a tremendous game." Neither team looked all that tremendous in the first half. Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was hit twice with offensive pass interference, Rodgers was harassed by the Chiefs' weak pass rush, and Green Bay wound up making five first downs. One of them came when Kansas City's Jeremy Horne ran into Packers punter Tim

Masthay, giving them 15 free yards. The Chiefs tried to give Green Bay another gift later on the drive when Mason Crosby missed a 59-yard field goal attempt but Kansas City had 12 men on the field. With another chance from 54 yards, the normally reliable Crosby still pushed the kick right. Rodgers finished the half 6 of 17 for 59 yards, with a handful of drops between wide receiver Donald Driver and tight end Jermichael Finley. In fact, things were going so badly for Green Bay that at one point it ran out of the wildcat despite having one of the best quarterbacks in the game. The Chiefs were still clinging to a 6-0 lead when Rodgers finally hit downfield, finding Finley over top of `the coverage for a 41-yard gain. Three plays later, the Packers' star quarterback hit Driver in the corner of the end zone for a 7-6 lead with 8:04 left in the third quarter. Kansas City answered when Orton hit his own tight end, Leonard Pope, for a careerlong 38-yard catch. Jon Baldwin added a 17-yard grab to set up Succop's 46-yard, goahead field goal.

The Packers moved into fieldgoal range on their ensuing drive, but rather than have Crosby attempt a 56-yard kick in the same direction he had already missed, McCarthy elected to go for it on fourth-and-9. Rodgers' pass fell incomplete and the Chiefs took over. They needed seven plays to cover 59 yards, but had to settle for another field goal and a 12-7 lead. It was the third time the Chiefs drove inside the 5 and had six total points to show for it. They got seven on their next trip, though. With first-and-goal at the 5, Thomas Jones managed to gain a yard and Le'Ron McClain bulled ahead for three more, setting up third down from just outside the goal line. Battle took the carry over the right side and powered into the end zone, giving the woeful Kansas City offense its highest-scoring game since the Chiefs beat San Diego in overtime in late October. The Packers marched down the field in the closing minutes, and Rodgers showed his moxie by scampering around the end for a touchdown that made it 19-14, but that was as close as they got. Green Bay came into the game averaging nearly 36 points, but was held to its lowest total since beating the Chicago Bears 10-3 in Week 17 last year. The Packers needed to win that game to make the playoffs, and wound up riding the momentum to a Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. All that momentum finally came to an end against the most unlikely of scenarios. "We set the tone on both sides of the ball," Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said. "This is the great thing about football. You can't always look at the records, because you've got grown men out there who are all getting paid. You don't have to be better on paper. "If you're better on that given Sunday, you'll get the win."

Amid Suspensions, No. 9 Xavier Crushed By Oral Roberts Contributed Article Associated Press

CINCINNATI — All the three players could do was sit and watch one of the worst moments in Xavier's recent history. Dominique Morrison scored 19 points Sunday, leading Oral Roberts to a 64-42 victory over previously unbeaten Xavier (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP), which couldn't do much with three of its starters sitting on the bench because of suspensions. The Musketeers (8-1) didn't have point guard Tu Holloway, shooting guard Mark Lyons or freshman forward Dez Wells, who account for 40 percent of their points. The trio was suspended for a brawl eight days earlier against crosstown rival Cincinnati. The players began paying the price on Sunday -- their first loss of the season. "We just weren't ourselves today on both offense and defense," coach Chris Mack said. "Full-strength it might have been a different game, but they weren't here to play so we don't know," Morrison said. "We can't control what happened last week. We could only control what happened on the court today." They were fully in control after the opening minutes. Travis Taylor scored 11 points for Xavier, which lost for only the second time in the last 46 games at the Cintas Center. It was the Musketeers' worst loss at Cintas, which opened for the 2000-01 season, and their worst home loss overall since an 80-49 defeat to La Salle on Jan. 23, 2000, at Cincinnati Gardens. Xavier had the week off since its 76-53 win over Cincinnati on the Musketeers' home court. The game was called with 9.4 seconds left when a brawl broke out. Each team suspended four players. Holloway, one of the nation's top point guards, got a onegame suspension for instigating the brawl with his trash talking.

Brady, Patriots Stop Tebow And The Broncos

the first three possessions and felt like we were moving the ball good and then we put it on the ground," Tebow said. "That's something you can't do against a great team and Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. "Besides that, we were right there with them." Champ Bailey had said the Broncos needed a big game against a big QB to prove to themselves and others that they were not just a curiosity but a contender. They didn't get it on this day. "We showed today that we're not ready to go to the playoffs and make a push," Bailey said. "We've got to get better and we only have two or three weeks to do it. If we don't, then we'll be sitting home." For a sixth straight season. With their first loss since Oct. 30, the AFC West-leading Broncos face a tougher path to the playoffs, with a trip to Buffalo next week followed by a season finale against Kansas City, which ended Green Bay's 19-game winning streak Sunday behind Kyle Orton, the player Tebow replaced in Denver. "I definitely feel like we're all right," said Tebow, now 7-2 as Denver's starter. He threw for 194 yards and ran for 93 yards and two scores but was sacked four times, including a 28-yard loss in the fourth quarter.

New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (No. 39) crosses the goal line while Quinton Carter (No. 28) and Rahim Moore (No. 26) can only look on. The Patriots won the game 4123. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

"I thought he improved," coach John Fox said. "He'll continue to improve. This was a setback, no doubt about that. But sometimes setbacks are setups for bigger things to come." After all, the last time Tebow lost, to Detroit on Oct. 30, he was put on notice that his starting job was a week-to-week proposition, and Tebow won his next six starts. The one thing Tebow and the Broncos haven't been able to do is keep up with the league's elite passers. Denver has faced four QBs currently ranked in the top10 in yards passing -- Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers (twice) and Brady. They're 1-4 in those games. Asked if Tebow & Co. can keep up with the league's

top passers if they make it into the playoffs, Fox said: "I can't predict that. He's gotten better every week. Six or seven weeks ago, people said he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. He does that. I think he can do that. I don't think that was why we lost the game tonight." Brady was. "He's still the best out there, in my opinion," Bailey said. "And you make mistakes against a guy like that, he's going to make you pay. That's pretty much what happened all day." Safety Brian Dawkins missed the game with a neck injury and the Broncos missed him as they had to rely on rookies Quinton Carter and Rahim Moore. "You can't expect to get the same results when you lose a guy like that," Bailey said.

"But, at the same time, guys have to step up as professionals. You can't play like that and expect to get wins." Brady was 23 of 34, including his first scoring toss to Chad Ochocinco. His TD was his first of the year. Brady made up for another bad day by the Patriots' defense to beat the Broncos for the second time in eight career starts -- the only team with a winning record against the three-time Super Bowl champion. The Broncos' 167 yards rushing in the first quarter -- 11 more than their league-leading per-game average -- represented the biggest output in any quarter of the Belichick era in New England. But they would manage just 85 more. After the Patriots fell behind 16-7, they went to the nohuddle and Brady threw a 1-yard TD strike to Aaron Hernandez, who set career highs with nine catches for 129 yards. The Broncos' ball-control offense stumbled after that. Lance Ball, who earlier scored his first TD in the NFL on a beautiful 32-yard scamper, fumbled at his own 19 and linebacker Rob Ninkovich recovered, leading to Stephen Gostkowski's 21-yard field goal put the Patriots up for good at 17-16. Then, defensive end Mark

Lyons got two games and will also miss Xavier's opening game against Long Beach State in the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii on Thursday. Wells got a four-game suspension, along with walk-on Landen Amos. They were all in street clothes on the bench for the game. Holloway was the last one out of the locker room, walking slowly across the court by himself in a yellow button-down shirt. Mack went to midcourt and spoke for 55 seconds before the player introductions, wanting to address the fans directly. "We were all embarrassed by our behavior last weekend," he told the crowd of 9,678. "It's extremely disappointing and in no way was a representation of what our university and our basketball program is all about." Junior guard Brad Redford and freshman point guard Dee Davis made their first career starts for the Musketeers, who were missing their top two scorers in Holloway (17.6 points) and Lyons (17.4). Davis had 10 points, Redford two. Xavier center Kenny Frease played with a prominent cut and bruise below his left eye, caused by a punch from Cincinnati's Yancy Gates during the brawl. Frease needed seven stitches. He finished with four points on 2 of 9 shooting. "A lot of things broke down," Frease said. "It wasn't just one thing that they did better than us." Frease had Xavier's first field goal, a bank shot that fueled a 5-1 opening spurt against Oral Roberts, which was coming off a 67-61 loss at Gonzaga on Thursday night. The Golden Eagles then patiently took advantage of the Musketeers' inexperience on the court in every way. "Well, it was a tough week for our program, even tougher today," Mack said. "It's disappointing. From tough times, tough people last, and we certainly have to get better and improve. Some of the reserves on our team didn't play particularly well, and I didn't coach particularly well."

Anderson, subbing for the injured Andre Carter, forced and recovered a fumble by Tebow at the Broncos 40. Six plays later, Brady took it in himself from a yard out to make it 24-16. Brady celebrated his eighth career TD with a masterful spike. "I don't get in the end zone very often," Brady said. "Maybe once a season. So, when I do I get pretty excited." The Broncos' bumbling ways -- which included a bad snap on an extra point attempt -- continued when punt returner Quan Cosby tried to field a punt on the run and muffed it with three seconds left. Dane Fletcher recovered for New England and Gostkowski trotted out for a 34-yard field goal to make it 27-16 at halftime. Tebow's 2-yard keeper with 8:41 left pulled the Broncos to 34-23 and had the crowd thinking comeback again, but Brady led the Patriots on another 80-yard scoring drive, this one culminating in BenJarvus Green-Ellis' 1-yard TD run. "The more we fight, the better this team gets," defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. "We knew they were going to come out fighting. They were going to come out fast and explosive. Our main goal was to weather the storm."


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ll By John Wawrow ch Associated Press s er ss ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Reggie Bush spent l- his first five NFL seasons in New Orleans having difficulty breaking 100 yards and the d perception that he was a part-time player. the It’s taken one season in Miami for the former ng Southern California star and first-round draft pick to show he’s capable of being an everyy down threat. he Having already rushed for 100 yards three times this season, something he managed d only once with the Saints, Bush stepped his on game to a new level Sunday. He had a careerur best 203 yards rushing in a 30-23 victory over out." the free-falling Buffalo Bills, who have lost and seven straight. Da- “I don’t think any of the questions bothered arts me,” Bush said, referring to his critics. “Rightre fully so, people should be questioning me, rs whether I can do it or not. But I knew given nd the opportunity that I could show I could be a good back.” Matt Moore shook off a concussion by throwe ing two touchdown passes, including a perfectut ly placed 65-yard strike to Brandon Marshall e, that broke the game open on the Dolphins’ first n- drive of the second half. And Vontae Davis had ng two of Miami’s three interceptions. venIn a game with nothing but pride on the line for our two AFC East rivals playing out their schedules, Bush provided the spark. He capped his day with an electrifying 76-yard touchdown run e with 5:41 left, and celebrated with a feet-first n slide on a snow-slick field through the end zone. field The 203 yards matched his combined rushing a total from his past two games, and ranks third al on the Dolphins’ list. off a urs- And he’s already pushed his season-best total s to 973 yards, which is nearly half of the 2,090 e of Bush had in New Orleans. on


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The only bright spot lately for the Bills has been the play of second-year running back C.J. Spiller, who had another good day on the ground and in the air. (AP Photo).

All that was missing for Bush to make the day complete was Tony Sparano, the Dolphins’ coach who was fired last week. “This win is for him,” Bush said, in crediting Sparano for convincing him to sign with Miami last summer. “If it wasn’t for him bringing me here, I wouldn’t be here. I’d still be — I don’t know where I’d be.” The Dolphins won in interim coach Todd Bowles’ first game, and improved to 5-2 in their past seven. They also claimed the edge over Buffalo in determining which team finishes last in the division. Though both teams have 5-9 records, the Dolphins own the tiebreaker over the Bills in

having swept the season series. Buffalo’s in jeopardy of finishing last in the division for a fourth straight year. And rather than looking like the upstart team that got off to a 5-2 start this season, they resemble more the rag-tag bunch that got off to an 0-8 start in 2010. “It’s like a tale of two seasons,” linebacker Chris Kelsay said. “I think we expected to win every time we stepped on the field. I don’t think we expect to win now.” C.J. Spiller scored on a 24-yard rush and added a 3-yard touchdown catch. Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled again. He finished 31 of 47 for 316 yards with two touchdowns —

Bills Continue Downward Spiral

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — e- Ryan Fitzpatrick knows his play play is nowhere near where it needs n't to be, and his struggles are coinciding with his team’s free-fall. Fitzpatrick labored again in Buffalo’s 30-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, throwing a e season-high three interceptions ced that contributed to the Bills’ y seventh straight loss. Six “I just haven’t been able to n connect for whatever reason,” o Fitzpatrick said. “As the one that is the leader of this offense, we th haven’t played well as an offense, ul and a lot of that falls on me. I’ve got to be better, bottom line.” ne Fitzpatrick’s decline has been swift. During the first seven games, he helped lead the Bills to a 5-2 record by completing 67.6 percent of his passes while ays throwing 14 touchdowns and nap seven interceptions. He has 12 interceptions and eto d nds

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Bush Runs For Season High As Dolphins Beat Bills




eight touchdown passes since — a skid that has the Bills at the bottom of the AFC East. “It’s not a one-person show, everybody’s down,” receiver Stevie Johnson said. “Nobody’s pointing fingers.” Though both AFC East teams are 5-9, the Dolphins have moved ahead of Buffalo in the division after sweeping the season series following a 35-8 win at Miami a month ago. The Bills are in jeopardy of finishing last in the division for a fourth straight season. “Very frustrated,” linebacker Chris Kelsay said. “We started off the way we did, and we had a lot of confidence. I haven’t really seen that confidence lately.” Reggie Bush took advantage of Buffalo’s fragile psyche, rushing for a career-high 203 yards for the Dolphins in interim coach Todd Bowles’ debut after Tony Sparano was fired last week. His 76-yard TD run helped seal the victory.

“Reggie’s an elusive back in space, and he’s great at making guys miss,” Bills safety George Wilson said. “They got him going early.” Matt Moore showed no signs of a head and neck injury that sidelined him a week ago by throwing two touchdown passes — a 22-yarder to Anthony Fasano and a 65-yard strike to Brandon Marshall — and finishing with 217 yards passing. Cornerback Vontae Davis had two of Miami’s three interceptions and Dan Carpenter hit three field goals in helping the Dolphins win for the fifth time in seven games following a 0-7 start. C.J. Spiller scored on a 24-yard rush — the longest run this season against Miami — and added a 3-yard touchdown catch, and Fitzpatrick finished 31 of 47 for 316 yards. “It’s hard for me to go out there and turn the ball over three times and struggle like I did,” Fitzpatrick said.

including a 2-yarder to Derek Hagan — and three interceptions. Fitzpatrick has 12 interceptions and eight touchdown passes during the team’s sevengame skid. “We haven’t played very well, and that starts with me,” Fitzpatrick said. “I’ve got to get better. That’s the bottom line.” Receiver Stevie Johnson came to his quarterback’s defense. “It’s not just him and it’s not a one-person show,” Johnson said. “We don’t think he had a terrible game. It wasn’t all on him. It was on us also.” Penalties proved costly: Buffalo was flagged 11 times for 92 yards. And the Bills failed to convert a third-down chance for the second straight game against Miami. The Bills went 0 for 11 on Sunday after going 0 for 12 in 35-8 loss at Miami last month. Bowles spoke with Sparano a day earlier, and said the former coach wished him luck. As for enjoying the win, that can wait. “I think when I’m about 75 or 80 years old, and I’m sitting in the rocking chair, and I’m retired and can sit back and reflect on it,” Bowles said. “But it was a great win, no doubt about it.” NOTES: Bills coach Chan Gailey denied a report that assistant coach Dave Wannstedt was calling defensive plays instead of coordinator George Edwards. During the game, Buffalo’s WGRF-Radio — the team’s broadcaster — reported Wannstedt was more involved in the play-calling duties. … Bills rookie first-round pick DT Marcell Dareus had a sack to up his total to team-best 5-1/2, the most by a team rookie since Aaron Schobel had 6 1/2 in 2001. … Miami’s Dan Carpenter rounded out the scoring by hitting all three field-goal attempts, a 20-yarder and two from 26 yards. … Miami swept the season series for a 21st time, and first since 2008.

2011 NFL Standings (Through Dec. 21)

AFC EAST z - New England NY Jets Miami Buffalo AFC NORTH x - Baltimore x - Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland AFC SOUTH z - Houston Tennessee Jacksonville Indianapolis AFC WEST Denver Oakland San Diego Kansas City

W 11 8 5 5 W 10 10 8 4 W 10 7 4 1 W 8 7 7 6

NFC EAST Dallas NY Giants Philadelphia Washington NFC NORTH z - Green Bay Detroit Chicago Minnesota NFC SOUTH x - New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay NFC WEST z - San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis

W 8 7 6 5 W 13 9 7 2 W 11 9 5 4 W 11 7 7 2

z- Clinched Division

American Football Conference L 3 6 9 9 L 4 4 6 10 L 4 7 10 13 L 6 7 7 8

HOME 5-1-0 6-1-0 3-4-0 4-3-0 HOME 7-0-0 6-1-0 3-3-0 3-4-0 HOME 5-2-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 1-6-0 HOME 3-4-0 3-4-0 5-3-0 3-4-0

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L 6 7 8 9 L 1 5 7 12 L 3 5 9 10 L 3 7 7 12

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CONF 6-4-0 4-7-0 4-6-0 5-5-0 CONF 10-0-0 6-5-0 6-4-0 2-8-0 CONF 7-3-0 6-4-0 2-8-0 3-7-0 CONF 8-2-0 6-4-0 6-5-0 1-10-0

PF 348 334 342 252 PF 480 395 315 294 PF 457 341 341 247 PF 327 284 273 166

PA 296 372 311 300 PA 297 332 293 406 PA 306 281 368 401 PA 185 273 305 346

National Football Conference

y- Clinched Wild Card

x- Clinched Playoff Spot

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Bowker Stings Marist Again, Bonaventure Moves To 10-1 Contributed Article

St. Bonaventure Sports Information

Smith Named To Second Team All-East Region Contributed Article

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — After scoring a game-high 17 points in a victory against Marist last year, junior Chelsea Bowker nearly duplicated the feat with a game-best 19 points Sunday afternoon to pace St. Bonaventure (10-1) to a 67-56 win over Marist (4-4) in a midmajor clash at the Reilly Center. Bowker knocked down a 3-pointer to kick off the game's scoring as part of an 11-0 Bonaventure run to open the contest. The Ohio native didn't score again until she started the second half in the exact same fashion she did the first – by hitting a 3 to commence the half 's scoring. That was the first 3 of a 4-for-4 effort from beyond the 3-point line in the second half for Bowker, who tied a career high by knocking down five triples on the day. Senior Jessica Jenkins scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half for the Bonnies, while classmate Megan Van Tatenhove tallied 10 for the game in her first action back since suffering a head injury Dec. 10 against Buffalo. With the game tied 48-48 with eight minutes left, Van

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FREDONIA, N.Y. — Fredonia State junior midfielder Ryan Smith (Fairport, N.Y.) has been selected Second Team All-East by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Smith had seven goals and two assists for the Blue Devils, who finished with an 11-8 overall Chelsea Baker's 19 points led the St. Bonaventure women's team to a 67-56 win over Marist. The record. In addition, he had Bonnies are 10-1 and receiving votes in the latest Top 25 polls. (St. Bonaventure sports information two game-winning goals. department photo) This is the third straight year N.Y. to face Colgate UniverTatenhove demonstrated why off the scoreboard until the Sports Information Smith has received some type (Fredonia sity for the first time since the 11:50 mark of the half when she landed on the Preseason Department) 2007-08 season. Tipoff against of post-season award. He was Brandy Gang hit the first two Atlantic10 First Team this coach P.J. Gondek said. “Plays selected to the SUNYAC Allthe Raiders is set for 2 p.m. points of her team-high 18 on year. The Wisconsin product for the Fredonia State shirt Tournament Team after the from Cotterell Court. the afternoon. The Red Foxes knocked down a pair of free with every fiber of his body. 2010 season, and was the 2009 were then able to chip into that GAME NOTES: Walker throws to break the deadHe is an example for all playdouble-figure deficit to eventu- finished with six points, seven SUNYAC Rookie of the Year. lock, followed that up with a ers in terms of passion and Earlier this fall, he was seputback and-1 finish and then ally tie the game at 17-17 — rebounds and a team-best effort. As a returning player found an open Alaina Walker once again on a Gang bucket. three assists … redshirt senior lected All-SUNYAC Second and captain, he will be a big underneath to cap a 7-0 run in Jenkins kept the Brown and Armelia Horton did not score, Team in a vote of conference part of our renewed success 1:30 which gave the Bonnies a White in the game in the first but pulled down a season-high coaches. going forward." lead they wouldn't relinquish. as she knocked down four of eight rebounds … after trailing "Ryan Smith," Blue Devil head the rebounding edge at the SBU's five 3-pointers in the The win is the 10th in the nonhalf, 21-17, the Bonnies domihalf. Gang accounted for 52 conference docket for the Bonnated the glass in the second to nies, who have now had six con- percent (14 of 27) of Marist's finish with a 36-30 advantage points in the first half, while secutive seasons of double-digit … SBU recorded a season-high Jenkins scored 46 percent (12 non-league wins. The 1992-93 five blocks … Marist went 31-3 season was the only other year a of 26) of Bonaventure's. score 20 points and lead St. last year, with one of those Bonaventure team has had 10+ The Bonnies will be back in Bonaventure to a win over losses coming by a 45-40 marnon-conference victories. action on Thursday, Dec. 22, Loyola (Md.), snapping the gin against St. Bonaventure. when they travel to Hamilton, St. Bonaventure held Marist Greyhounds' eight-game winning streak. A Brooklyn, N.Y., product, Conger sunk a 3-pointer, and seven free throws while dishing out five was averaging just under 10 2008, and for three consecuMarist. The Bonnies have alassists and pulling down four ready defeated a program-best tive weeks in the 2009-10 sea- points per game. Contributed Article rebounds in the Bonnies' only son from Dec. 8-22. The most The ESPN/USA Today three BCS schools (St. John's, Fredonia Sports Information game of the week. votes it has ever received was West Virginia, Indiana), and Coaches Poll will be released will get a shot at a fourth Dec. 13 on Dec. 15, 2009, in the The award is Conger's first of on Tuesday afternoon. ESPN/USA Today Coaches 29 against Villanova. his career. The forward is St. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — AtThe 10-1 record for the Brown Poll after starting the season Bonaventure's second-leading Over the course of their curlantic 10 Conference officials and White is the second-best scorer at 11.9 per game, and rent six-game winning streak, 10-0. That club went on to win start to a season in program have named St. Bonaventure its first 11 games of the year. the club's third-leading rethe Bonnies are holding their junior Demitrius Conger as history, bested only by the bounder at five per outing. Bonaventure's lone loss this opponents to just 46.6 points 11-0 start to the 2009-10 cam- the league's Co-Men's Basyear was to Delaware, 61-49, per game, defeating those six ketball Player of the Week for Conger and the Bonnies paign. The Bonnies will look teams by an average margin of which is ranked No. 19/23 games played during the week return to action on Tuesday, to extend that mark to 11-1 in the nation. The Bonnies 16.7 points. of Dec. 12-18. Dec. 20, from Blue Cross on Thursday when it travels played that game without their to Hamilton, N.Y. to face the Arena in Rochester, N.Y., St. Bonaventure has previConger shot 6-of-8 from starting point guard, Armelia against NC State at 7 p.m. Colgate Raiders at 2 p.m. ously Received Votes during the field (75 percent) to the 2008-09 season on Dec. 8, Horton, who at that juncture

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December 22, 2011 Edition – Sports Section – B

Sens Scores 3 In Third, Bury Sabres In Turris’ Debut

Whitmore, Foligno Called Up From Rochester

Contributed Article Associated Press

OTTAWA — Kyle Turris is getting comfortable in Ottawa. The Senators' new addition set up the first of Erik Condra's two goals that helped the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on n Tuesday night. "I'll take this over the weather in Phoenix any lays day," Turris said. y. Turris, acquired from Phoenix on Saturday, y- forced a turnover in the neutral zone as Condra raced in with the puck. He dropped r a pass to Turris, whose shot from the right g side was stopped by goalie Ryan Miller. Turris s batted the rebound across to Condra, who put the puck into the open net to give Ottawa its second lead. "I thought Kyle was a real good player for us," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "He did a good job in the faceoff circle. I thought as the game wore on his game progressed. I thought it was a solid game by his line." Erik Karlsson scored the Senators' third goal on a power play at 17:49. Condra netted his second of the game into an empty net at 18:14. n, Zack Smith scored his ninth goal of the k season in the first, and Craig Anderson made 22 saves for the Senators, who have won three ve of four to move ahead of the Sabres in the ur Eastern Conference. nly "We knew this was a must-win game for us," Ottawa's Jason Spezza said. "We knew they of had some injuries and we did a good job t. capitalizing." ing Jordan Leopold drew Buffalo even at 1-1 d with a power-play goal 13:12 into the second. Miller stopped 35 shots after allowing five goals in 30 minutes in Saturday's 8-3 loss at Pittsburgh. y, "I thought the first 40 was a pretty even game," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "We knew we couldn't play run and gun with them, but I

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Jason Spezza tries to re-deflect a shot in front of Ryan Miller. The Sabres lost again Tuesday night, 4-1 (AP Photo)

thought we created some good opportunities, but didn't take advantage of them." Marcus Foligno and Derek Whitmore made their NHL debuts for the Sabres. Foligno, 20, faced 24-year-old brother, Nick, an Ottawa left wing. The Foligno brothers, born in Buffalo, are the sons of Mike Foligno, who had 355 goals and 727 points during a 15-year NHL career. He spent 10 seasons with the Sabres from 1981-90. "It was exciting that's for sure," Marcus Foligno said. "Seeing Nick out there was awesome and I think I lined up against him at least once, which was pretty cool." Turris centered a line with Nick Foligno and Condra. Drafted No. 3 overall by Phoenix in 2007, Turris was acquired by Ottawa on Saturday in a trade that sent rookie defenseman

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David Rundblad to the Coyotes along with a second-round pick in 2012. Chris Neil took a lead pass from Matt Carkner and flipped the puck past Sabres defenseman Mike Weber at the Buffalo blue line to create a breakaway that led to the Senators' first goal 11:48 in. Miller stuck out his left pad to deny Neil, but Smith put in the rebound. Sabres center Paul Gaustad sent Ottawa's Jesse Winchester flying headfirst into the boards with a check from behind about 3 minutes into the game. Winchester lay on the ice and then struggled to his feet. He was wobbly as he tried to skate down the ice to rejoin the play. A trainer met the Senators center near the bench and helped him to the dressing room, but he didn't return. No penalty was called.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres' leading goal-scorer Thomas Vanek missed practice due to an upper-body injury, leading the team to call up two players from the minors on Monday. Coach Lindy Ruff says Vanek is likely to play at Ottawa on Tuesday. Vanek's 17 goals are tied for sixth in the NHL. He was hurt during an 8-3 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Forwards Derek Whitmore and Marcus Foligno were promoted from AHL Rochester to bolster a banged-up lineup that had only 10 forwards skate in practice. Foligno, a rookie 2009 fourth-round draft pick, has an opportunity to make his NHL debut against a Senators team that includes his older brother Nick Foligno.

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I had mentioned in a previous article that some fisherman I know where thinking of getting the boat back out because of the lack of fishable ice. Well, last Saturday they did it and tried their luck at Chautauqua Lake. The seasonable weather that day caused them to struggle with their line freezing up constantly. No fish were caught but Chau-

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December 22, 2011 Edition – Sports Section – B

By RICK MINTER / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Eleven from ’11

Most compelling moments to emerge from 2011 NASCAR season 1. Bayne takes Wood Brothers back to Victory Lane

8. Danica decides to focus on NASCAR

Nothing gets a Sprint Cup season off to a better start than a dramatic Daytona 500. The 2011 Great American Race produced a great American story as one of the youngest drivers delivered a victory for one of the sport’s oldest and most revered race teams. Trevor Bayne, racing in Cup for just the second time ever, had the famed No. 21 Ford among the leaders all day in a race that saw a record 74 lead changes, but he didn’t take the lead until six laps to go. Then he held off all challenges to give the Wood Brothers their fifth Daytona 500 triumph and their 98th overall Cup victory. It also was Ford’s 600th win. Bayne, who became the youngest ever Daytona 500 winner at 20 years and one day, didn’t score another top 10 all year, but the remainder of the season had plenty of positives for Bayne and his team. He recovered from a serious illness that took him out of racing for the whole month of May and got his first Nationwide Series victory at Texas. He also led the go-or-go-home qualifiers in his last seven starts in the Wood Brothers Ford. The Woods also had more to celebrate when team founder Glen Wood was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with Richie Evans, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman and Darrell Waltrip.

After dabbling in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series on a part-time basis for the past two seasons, IndyCar’s biggest drawing card, Danica Patrick, announced that she was moving to NASCAR full-time in 2012 to run in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. And she showed some progress during her limited appearances in 2011. In March, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway she finished fourth in a Nationwide race, the best ever by a female in that circuit and the best by a female in a major NASCAR touring series since Sara Christian finished fifth in a race for the series now known as Sprint Cup back on Oct. 2, 1949 at Heidelberg, Pa.

2. Smith wins Southern 500 at Darlington

9. Johnson’s streak comes to crashing halt

Trevor Bayne (left) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stand on the starting grid prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series WYPALL 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 12. Bayne, winner of the 2011 Daytona 500, and Stenhouse, 2011 Nationwide Series champion, were among the 11 top stories of the season. (NASCAR photo)

Many people in and around NASCAR say Regan Smith should have gotten his breakthrough Sprint Cup victory at Talladega in 2008, when he was first to the finish line but disqualified for going below the yellow line as he raced Tony Stewart for the win. But no one questioned Smith’s victory in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, where he stunned many by being able to hold off Carl Edwards, who was riding on fresher tires, over the final 11 laps at the Track Too Tough to Tame. It also was the first victory for Smith’s Furniture Row racing team, which operates out of a shop in Denver, Colo., far from the Charlotte, N.C., area where most teams are headquartered.

3. Keselowski charges into wild-card Chase berth Had Tony Stewart not turned in such a dramatic performance in the 10-race Chase, Brad Keselowski’s performance might have been the biggest story of 2011. The situation looked bleak for Keselowski after he broke his ankle in a nasty crash during a test session at Road Atlanta, which does not have the SAFER barriers that are common on NASCAR-sanctioned tracks. He not only made it through the next Cup race on the schedule, a grueling 500-miler at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 7, he won Brad Keselowski it. He entered that race 21st (NASCAR photo) in Cup points, but he followed up his win with three straight top-three finishes, including a win at Bristol Motor Speedway. That put him in position to claim a wild-card Chase berth, and if not for being swept up in a late-race crash at Martinsville, he might have contended for the championship. Still, he finished a respectable fifth in the final standings.

4. Gordon gets 85th career win at Atlanta The AdvoCare 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway had all the makings of a memorable Labor Day weekend. The pre-race atmosphere

was appropriately festive for a holiday weekend as track officials had pulled all the stops, including bringing in the famed rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd for a pre-race concert. But storms moved through the area just before race time on Sunday, pushing the 500 to Tuesday and sending most of the assembled crowd home early. But Jeff Gordon rewarded those who stayed around by outrunning his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson to get his 85th career victory. Although NASCAR officials honored him for taking sole possession of third place on the all-time win list, trailing only Richard Petty and David Pearson, others with great knowledge of the history of the sport say Gordon only tied Bobby Allison, who for some reason hasn’t been Jeff Gordon (NASCAR photo) credited by NASCAR officials for his win at Bowman-Gray Stadium in 1971. Based on Gordon’s answers in his winner’s interview at Atlanta, he’s among those who believe Allison has been unfairly shorted. “That’s what’s encouraging to try to get to 86,” said Gordon, who earlier in the year broke a 66race losing skid with a win at Phoenix International Raceway. “As far as I’m concerned, I’m probably still tied with Bobby. And as long as it’s in Bobby’s head that we are tied, then that’s still a great thing.”

5. Menard, Ragan, Ambrose score first Cup wins Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith had plenty of company on the first-time winners list in 2011. Paul Menard scored a dramatic victory in the Brickyard 400, holding off Jeff Gordon in the final laps to be able to take his father John Menard to Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a trip that had eluded him for years of

fielding and sponsoring cars both in the Brickyard 400 and the Indianapolis 500. At Watkins Glen, Ambrose was finally able to put behind him the blunder he made a year ago at Infineon Raceway when he stalled his car while leading under caution and lost the race. His win also rewarded him in a big way for the gamble he took in leaving behind his successful racing career in his native Australia to start over in NASCAR. At Daytona, David Ragan bounced back from an earlier disappointment in which he lost what appeared to be a great chance to win the Daytona 500 when he was penalized for changing lanes too soon on a restart. In the Coke Zero 400, he turned in a flawless performance to get the win.

6. Stenhouse goes from repairman to champion In 2010, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wrecked so many Nationwide cars that his team owner, Jack Roush, assigned him to duties in the team body shop helping repair the cars he’d been crashing. A year later, he won both races at Iowa Speedway, one of the tracks where he crashed cars the year before. He was rock solid all season and remained strong down the stretch to win the championship. He also turned in a fine performance in his Sprint Cup debut, where he drove the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford to an 11th-place finish at Charlotte while filling in for ailing teammate Trevor Bayne.

7. The Dillon Brothers emerge Austin and Ty Dillon, the grandsons of team owner Richard Childress, continued to show that they’ll likely have to be reckoned with in the future. Austin, at 21, won two Camping World Truck Series races and held on to beat veteran Johnny Sauter by just six points to take the championship. Younger brother Ty won seven races and the championship of the ARCA series and was remarkably successful in three starts in the Truck Series. He had two top-six finishes and qualified on the outside pole at Homestead. Austin will race in the Nationwide Series in 2012 while Ty will campaign in the truck division.

Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 team never really got in the groove that had led them to five straight Sprint Cup titles, but he was still in the title hunt until he crashed hard at Charlotte during the Chase. After that, he was an also-ran as evidenced by his 32nd-place finish in the season finale. Not only did he not win a sixth consecutive Cup championship, he had the fewest wins of his full-time Cup career (two) and got no poles for the first time. His sixth-place points finish was the worst of his full-time Cup career.

10. Busch Brothers face difficulties on, off track Despite their obvious talent behind the wheel, the two Busch brothers had their problems in 2011. Kyle Busch, who appeared to have bounced back from several earlier incidents including a highway speeding incident where he was ticketed for going 128 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone, was parked for the remainder of the weekend at the fall races at Texas Motor Speedway after he intentionally wrecked Truck Series title contender Ron Hornaday Jr. under caution. His sponsors also scaled back their support over the remainder of the season. Older brother Kurt had on-track issues with drivers including Jimmie Johnson, but his biggest confrontations were with members of the media, most notably Dr. Jerry Punch, who was on the receiving end of a profanity-laced tirade at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the end, he and team owner Roger Penske agreed to part ways.

11. Stewart walks off with Sprint Cup championship Most garage insiders agree that Tony Stewart’s five victories in the Chase including his walk-off title win in the season finale at HomesteadMiami Speedway were due in large part to his outstanding performance behind the wheel. Over the course of the Chase, Stewart made one bold move after another and made most all of them work, bringing to mind performances in years past by legends like A.J. Foyt and Tony Stewart (NASCAR photo) Cale Yarborough. The performance by his lame-duck crew chief, who was notified early in the Chase that he was being fired at season’s end, can’t be overlooked. It was Darian Grubb’s call to leave Stewart on the track while others made pit stops in the closing stages at Homestead that gave Stewart the lead over his challenger Carl Edwards.

Crew chief Zipadelli lands new gig at Stewart-Haas Racing for 2012 Another week, another round of major personnel shifts in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. In a move that has been anticipated by many for some time, Greg Zipadelli left his job as a crew chief at Joe Gibbs Racing to become competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing. By moving to Stewart-Haas, Zipadelli is being reunited with team co-owner and driver Tony Stewart, who was his driver for much of Zipadelli’s career at Gibbs. In his new job, Zipadelli, a native of Berlin, Conn., will oversee the Chevrolets driven on the Cup circuit by Stewart and Ryan Newman while also building the No. 10 team for which Danica Patrick will run 10 Cup races in 2012. Zipadelli and Stewart have a track record of success. From 1999 to 2008, they won 33 races, plus championships in 2002 and 2005. Since Stewart left Gibbs, Zipadelli has worked with Joey Logano, but the two never approached the results Stewart and Zipadelli did during their time together. Stewart said in a team release that he’s glad to be reunited with his old crew chief. “I know him and he knows me, and we both know what it takes to build race teams,” Stewart said. “Greg knows all that goes into the job, understands the importance of teamwork and communication across all levels of the organization, and is ultimately someone I have a great deal of trust in.” In his new job, Zipadelli is also being reunited with crew chief Steve Addington, a one-time Gibbs crew chief who recently signed on to be crew chief of Stewart’s No. 14 team. Zipadelli’s departure from Gibbs’ team opens the door for Jason Ratcliff to move up from Gibb’s


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Greg Zipadelli and Joey Logano check out a display at The Hall at Patriot Place detailing the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl wins (NASCAR photo) No. 18 Nationwide Series team to the No. 20 driven by Logano on the Cup side. Ratcliff brings impressive credentials to his new position. In seven years as crew chief of the No. 18, Ratcliff has won 30 races and two owners

championships. He’ll be working alongside fellow crew chief Darian Grubb, who was released by StewartHaas but quickly hired to be crew chief of Gibbs’ No. 11 Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin.

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Miles run under caution during the 2011 Daytona 500, the most of any race this year (Source: Dodge Motorsports)

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A new program is looking for supervised visitation monitors. Call 664-6567 ext. 335.


InDOOR GARAGE SALE Silver Creek behind VFW Main St.New/used items. Sundays 12-4 716-934-3498

financial_services Cash for your structured settlement or annuity payments. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866-SETTLEMENT(1-866-738-8536) Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.


antiques_for_sale EUREKA 2HP CAnISTERvACUUM 12amp Power Upright

with cordaway, power & speed modes (bare, carpet, thick carpet), +attachments $55 716-232-4013 Portable, 6 Slice continous cleaning Electric Toaster Oven, Nice Size $20. 716-232-4013

bLACK & DECKER OvEn vHS TAPES, CD’S, MUCH MORE Visit us at the Lake-

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WOOD STOvE Used Cast Iron, Air Tight wood stove FOR SALE $250.00 Call 672-4611

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books bOOKS FOR SALE Large selection, Paperback, Hardcover, best selling authors. $1 average. 716-488-9094

Box of assorted Books. $5 716-488-9094


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Solid wood, dark finish, 50”x30”x18”. 716-269-5335 716-269-5335 Coco color with bright pillows. Great shape. $250. 716-6798005 nICE COUCH FOR SALE

household_goods_ for_sale Fresh brown eggs $2 a dozen, can deliver for .50 extra a dozen. Thank You. 716-785-7385


EUREKA 2HP CAnISTERvACUUM 12amp Power Upright

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SOFA AnD CHAIR La-Z-Boy Sofa and Chair Very Good Cond. $400 call for info 3661920 or 640-9358 716-3661920

Compact non-stick Grill Hamilton Beach PROCTOR-SILEX, easy to carry work/dorm, drip tray, new $15 716-232-4013





Toastmaster Waffle grill with non stick surface, makes 6 1/2 size waffles, can add chocolate, $15 716-232-4013 GEORGE



George Foreman Grilling Machine, electric with bun warmer, $15 716-232-4013 WARInG bLEnDER 14 settings (whip, shake, chop, etc) with timer and pulse, great for shakes & bar drinks, $15 716232-4013 FURnITURE & MISC. Furniture,


Used a couple weeks. Paid $1000.00 asking $650 or b/o. Call 716-480-0373.

tables, tv’s, china cabinets, desk, dresser’s, etc. Lakewood flea market, Fri., Sat., Sun 716-485-8673



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LG MICROWAvE OvEn, Stainless Steel, over-the-range, full feature deluxe model, excellent shape, used very little. $125. Call 673-1877 before 9p.m., or leave message and number.

misc_for_sale HOLIDAY GREEnS Pine Greens

$4 for large box full (716)4889094 716-488-9094

In Box $9 (716)488-9094 716-488-9094


Fresh brown eggs $2 a dozen, can deliver for an extra .50 a dozen. Thank You. 716-785-7385


LEATHER TRAvEL bAG Leather Travel Bag with multiple Side Pockets with zippers & carry strap, Nice,32L x 13W x 13T $20. 716-232-4013 vERTICAL CLOTH bLInD Vertical Cloth Blind 10’ X 6’ Heavy Duty Vertical Privacy Blind, Cream Color $40. 716-2324013

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HAY FOR SALE 4’x5’ Rounds Sheded also tarped and beding hay outside. 716-9624863 CHRISTMAS


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tools Craftsman 1/2” Brand New in box! $26 (716)488-9094 716-488-9094

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




Tuf-Stag Ultra Honed Bowie knife in Leather Sheath, Collectable. 716-232-4013 ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER MACHInE Like New! $288 716-

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Shot Gun 12 gage 3 1/2” Mag Like New $250 716-763-3477


Craftsman 1/2” Brand New in box! $26 (716)488-9094 716-488-9094

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Movie Review December 22, 2011 Edition – Entertainment Section – C

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Contributed Article Amber Rinehart

Star Rating: 4/5 “Elementary my dear Watson”. Even though these words were never actually spoken by Sherlock Holmes in literature, they will forever be synonymous with the brilliant and eccentric detective. Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced Holmes and his faithful companion Dr. John Watson in 1887, the world has been enthralled by their adventures and mysteries. Over the decades, numerous television shows and movies have been created starring the crime-solving duo, most notably the 2009 self-titled blockbuster, Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes stars Robert Downey Jr. in the title role, Jude Law as Dr. Watson and is directed by Guy Ritchie. Sherlock Holmes was a smash hit earning a profit of 120 million dollars. With cash like that, there was sure to be a sequel. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows exploded into theatres this week. And I do mean ex-

ploded. Holy explosions. The film features Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law again and is also directed by Guy Ritchie, but does utilize the screenplay of a different writer then the first Holmes film. The first film was written by Anthony Peckham, who also wrote Invictus and Don’t Say a Word. A Game of Shadows was written by Michele and Kieran Mulroney and is their first major motion picture. I can’t help but wonder if the film would have been a bit stronger with more experienced writers. Although A Game of Shadows was a very entertaining, it really lacked in story development. Part of this may be due to the source material. This film is loosely based by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle short story “The Final Problem,” first published in 1893 in Strand Magazine. It was meant to be the final story to feature Sherlock Holmes due to Doyle’s desire to focus on other projects. Because of this, the story reads more like a giant chase scene and less of a mystery. It is also the first and most

famous appearance of Professor Moriarty, Holmes’s archenemy. Even though action movies (the first Sherlock Holmes film established this series as an action series, not a mystery one) usually do very well with chase scenes, A Game of Shadows leaned far too heavily on them. One of the strengths of the first film, was its ability to combine the action and mind games. Half of the fun was trying to figure out the mystery. The mystery is what A Game of Shadows was seriously lacking. There were never enough clues given to lead the audience. Something would simply happen, it would then blow up and the audience would go “ooooo…wait….what?” I must admit, seeing this film in a full theatre really helped me to write this review. It gave me a very universal opinion and that opinion was “well it looked great, but I had no idea what was going on”.

That is really my biggest complaint. The story was not really confusing, but it had no obvious through-line. If felt as if events just happened for no reason, but what the film lacked in story, it made up for in humor and action. The banter between Holmes and Watson was funny and poignant. The dialogue was fast moving and entertaining. It was also great to see Moriarty take the screen (played by Jared Harris) and play the ultimate cat and mouse game with Holmes. The action scenes are very intense and well shot. With the amazing soundtrack of the film, they will blow your mind. The only issue with them is that they tend to get a little too stylistic. Very often throughout the movie, the speed of the shots will slow down and speed up. The slowdowns are to illustrate how quickly Holmes’s mind works. They need to be in slow motion so that we can take it all in.

Unfortunately, they use this technique way too often and it actually becomes nauseating and a little dizzying. One last comment about the action, to all those who criticized the first film and will criticize this film for making Sherlock Holmes into an action hero, I just need to point out that it’s not that much of a stretch from the original stories. In Doyle’s works, Holmes is actually described at being a master of boxing, fencing, martial arts and a fighting technique known as singlestick. Despite the lack of story, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is an excellent action film and is worth checking out. If you are not interested, I should at least mention that the first full-length trailer for the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises is featured before the film. Oh yes, Batman is almost here. I have already marked my calendar.

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Times Starting Thursday, December 22th Dunkirk Movieplex 8 10520 Bennett Road Dunkirk, NY 14048 Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipWrecked (G) 12:50, 2:55, 5:00, 7:05, 9:10, 11:15 The Adventures of Tintin (PG) 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45, 11:59 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG13) 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40, 11:59 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG13) 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15, 11:59 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) 12:50, 4:00, 7:15, 10:30 We Bought a Zoo (PG) 1:30, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30, 11:59 The Sitter (R) 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 New Year’s Eve (PG13) 7:30, 10:00 The Muppets (PG) 12:30, 2:50, 5:10 The Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) 2:45 Arthur Christmas (PG) 12:30, 5:15

Chautauqua Mall Cinema I & II 500 Chautauqua Mall Lakewood, NY 14750 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG13) 4:00, 6:40, 9:15 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 4:00, 6:40, 9:15

Lakewood Cinema 8 171-3 Fairmount Ave W. Lakewood, NY 14750 Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipWrecked (G) 12:45, 1:15, 2:45, 3:15, 4:45, 5:15, 6:45, 7:15, 8:45 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG13) 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) 1:00, 3:40, 7:05, 9:30 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) 12:15, 3:40, 6:55, 10:15 New Year’s Eve (PG13) 1:05, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG13) 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 The Sitter (R) 9:15

We Bought a Zoo (PG) 1:00, 4:00, 6:40, 9:20 Cinemark Tinseltown 17 1910 Rotunda Drive Erie, Pa 16509 We Bought a Zoo (PG) Digital: 10:55, 1:45, 4:45, 7:35, 10:30 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) RealD 3D: 10:40, 1:15, 3:55, 7:05, 9:40 Digital: 11:35 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) 12:00, 2:00, 3:35, 5:30, 7:00, 9:00, 10:25 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked (G) Digital: 10:50, 12:05, 1:10, 2:25, 3:35, 4:45, 5:55, 7:05, 8:15, 9:25, 10:30

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG13) Digital: 10:35, 12:40, 1:35, 2:40, 3:50, 4:50, 5:55, 7:10, 8:05, 9:10, 10:15 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG13) Digital: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 Young Adult (R) Digital: 11:55, 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:40 New Year’s Eve (PG13) Digital: 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25 The Sitter (R) Digital: 9:30 Arthur Christmas (PG) Digital: 11:10 The Muppets (PG) Digital: 11:20, 2:05, 4:50, 7:25, 10:10 The Descendants (R) Digital: 11:40, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

The Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) Digital: 11:00, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05 J. Edgar (R) Digital: 11:05 Regal Quaker Crossing 3450 Amelia Drive Orchard Park, 14127 The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG) 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 The Adventures of Tintin (PG) 11:40, 2:10, 4:40 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R) 11:30, 12:00, 1:20, 2:50, 3:30, 4:50, 5:25, 6:10, 7:00, 8:10, 9:10, 9:40, 10:20 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG13) 12:20, 1:30, 2:00, 3:20, 4:30, 5:00, 6:20, 6:50, 7:30, 8:00, 9:25, 9:55, 10:30 Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipWrecked (G) 11:50, 12:25, 1:00, 2:05, 2:35, 3:15, 4:15, 4:45, 5:30, 6:30, 7:10, 9:15, 9:45 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG13) 12:05, 1:10, 3:10, 4:00, 6:25, 6:55, 7:45, 9:20, 9:50, 10:35 The Sitter (R) 12:30, 3:00, 5:15, 7:55, 10:00 Arthur Christmas 3D (PG) 11:55, 2:30 Hugo 3D (PG) 1:05, 3:55 The Muppets (PG) 11:35, 2:20, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 The Descendants (R) 11:45, 2:25, 5:05, 7:50, 10:25 The Twighlight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (PG13) 7:20, 10:05


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On-Going Events Santa at the Chautauqua Mall (through Dec. 24) Santa is available for visits and photos with children of all ages. The Santa photo set is located in front of The Bon Ton at the center of the mall. Chautauqua Mall, 318 East Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY.

Chautauqua Shores Chorus (Women Barbershoppers) (Mondays) First Baptist Church, 358 E. Fifth St., Jamestown, NY. 7 p.m.

Dunkirk Free Library StoryTime and Craft - (Tuesday and Thursday) 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For children ages 3 - 5 years old. Story time is free. For more information call 366-2511.

Yoga for Kids at the Dunkirk Free Library - (Every Wednesday) 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., with Monica deMello-Patterson, M.A. This class is for children ages 8 - 10 years old. This is a free class. For more information call 366-2511.

“Cold Snap” Photo Show at 3rd on 3rd Gallery (through December 30) Cold Snap is a photography show featuring the work of several area photographers including Gregory Slagle, Jennifer Randall, Steve Lafreniere, Bruce Robinson, Ashley Ordines and DJ Berg. 3rd on 3rd Gallery is located at 116 E. Third St., Jamestown. The gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Some weekend and evening hours will be added. Admission is free. For more information, call 664-2465, ext. 227 or visit

Winter Concerts at Chautauqua Lake Central School Chautauqua Lake Central School student musicians will perform in three winter concerts. Wed., Dec. 14 at 7pm: Grades 3-6 | Thur., Dec. 15 at 7pm: Grades 7-12 | Wed., Dec. 21 at 2pm: Grades K-2. All three concerts will be held in the District Auditorium. Admission is free, and the programs are open to the entire community. Please enter the building at the main (center) entrance. Chautauqua Lake Central School, 100 N. Erie St. (Rte. 394) in Mayville.

Fenton History Centerʼs 32nd Annual Holiday Exhibit (Through January 21) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon. - Sat. Exhibits about familiar carols, little known facts about popular tunes and holiday music trivia will be placed throughout the Mansion among the traditional festive exhibits. The Fenton History Center will be open Christmas Eve from 10 am - 1 pm. We will be closed Christmas and New Years Day. The Fenton History Center is located 67 Washington Street in Jamestown. The museum is open year-round Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information call 716-664-6256.

Tacky the Penguin to Visit Prendergast Childrenʼs Room (through december 29) The Prendergast Library Children’s Room will host three open houses during the holidays for children and their families who would like to meet Tacky the Penguin and take pictures with him. Stories, activities, crafts and refreshments will be offered 6:30 - 8 p.m. Tue., Dec. 27; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Wed., Dec. 28; and 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thur., Dec. 29. For more information about the open houses, which are designed for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades, call the Children’s Room at 484-7135, Ext. 234. Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown.

Wednesday, December 21

Thursday, December 29

Midweek Vespers to Feature CLCS Singers

Woodsongs Coffeehouse Radio Hour

Hurlbut Community Church in Chautauqua Institution will feature the Chautauqua Lake Central School Chorale and T-Birds as its special guests at its “Midweek Vespers” worship service, Wed., Dec. 21. The weekly family music and arts worship event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. dinner, with the service beginning at 6 p.m. The community is welcome, free of charge, to every Vespers service and dinner. For information, visit or call 716-357-4045.

Cindy Haight: Ms.Haight has been a musical fixture in the Jamestown area for over a decade. She is known for her powerful, bluesy voice. Cindy’s songs explore the essence of the blues, the unrealistic expectations and predictable heartbreak of relationships. Her songs describe the concomitant pessimism and optimism, hope and disappointment, that all romantic attachments bring with them. Blue Magoo; A local blues trio who have consented to hop on the Woodsongs stage “unplugged”. Three veterans of this blues scene, two of whom were long-time members of the project universally recognized as the most noteworthy, now-defunct blues band of the area in Jamestown, the “Homewreckers”, comprise this outfit.

Wednesday, December 28 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Christmas for the Critters 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Meet Audubon’s critters, open gifts for the animals and enjoy a short hike. Bring them presents(from one of the stars on the Wishing Tree), or pay $5/member, $7/non-member; kids under age 2 are free.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Wishing Day 1 to 3 p.m., Decorate Audubon’s tree with wishes, open donated gifts to Audubon, and enjoy a short hike. Bring a present (from one of the stars on the Wishing Tree), or pay $5/member, $7/non-member; kids under age 2 are free.

Friday, December 30 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Get Out Day at Audubon 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Family fun nature programs throughout the day, indoors and out. $5 for members and children (under 12); $7 for non-member adults.

Jamestown Savings Bank Arena $1 beers - “Awful Night” - wear your awful holiday sweater and win some awful prizes. Jamestown Ironmen vs.

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What’s happening Traverse City North Stars 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, December 31 Jrʼs Last Laugh Presents: Best New Yearʼs party in town featuring live music with M80ʼs! Door open at 7:00 p.m. Dancing, party hats and a champagne toast at midnight. And, a full hot breakfast at 1:00 a.m. including french toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, juice, and coffee YUMMY! Regular Jr.’s menu also available. $25 per person. Call now to reserve. Advance reservations required. Limited seating.

Jamestown Savings Bank Arena New Year’s Eve - $1 beers, $1 hotdogs - kids 12 years and under get in free Jamestown Ironmen vs.

Traverse City North Stars 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, January 1 Jamestown Savings Bank Arena All public skaters get in to the Ironmen game for $5

pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Child Trafficking Awareness Concert. “Trafficked” will be held at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, Jamestown, NY on Jan. 6, 2012, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $9.00 for a concert ticket. Limited capacity. Tickets on sale Oct 02.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: First Friday Lunch Bunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Regional Quiz Show! Win prizes by identifying slides of area locations shown by Tom Erlandson and Jennifer Schlick. Coffee and tea provided for BYO brown bag lunch that follows. Members $5; nonmembers $7.

Thursday, January 12

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Little Explorers/Nature Detectives: “Dressed in White.” 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, January 12: call (716) 569-2345. Walkins may be accepted, but might not be able to participate in craft and/or snack.

6:30 to 9 p.m., Project Time 6:30 to 7. Business meeting and program, 7 to 9. Free to members, $5 for non-members. For more information, call (716) 763-9492 or visit

1 to 3 p.m. Learn some neat things you can do with old jeans, shirts, sweaters, and more. Fee ($10/member; $12/ non-member; $5/children) includes materials. Reservations required by Monday, January 9 at (716) 569-2345, info@jamestownaudubon. org, or on-line form.

Friday, January 6

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Nature Superstitions

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Saturday, January 14

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Repurpose Old Clothes: Donʼt throw that away!

Friday, January 13

Child Trafficking Awareness Concert

Jamestown Ironmen at Janesville Jets 7:05 p.m.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Jamestown Audubon Photography Club

Jamestown Ironmen vs.

Traverse City North Stars 2:00 p.m.

by Wednesday, January 11 at (716) 569-2345,, or on-line form.

6 to 8 p.m., What better day than Friday the 13th to talk about some of the superstitions people have about the natural world. Perhaps we’ll dispel some of your fears? $10/members, $12/nonmembers $5/children 12 and under. Reservations required

Jamestown Ironmen at Janesville Jets 7:05 p.m.

Friday, January 20 Jamestown Ironmen at Port Huron Fighting Falcons 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, January 21 Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Doors Open Jamestown 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Participating with other Jamestown attractions, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary will have free admission plus special activities!

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: Winter Insects Come find out who’s still crawling around in the snow! Free (for Doors Open Jamestown). Reservations required by Thursday, January 19 at (716) 569-2345, info@, or on-line form.

Audubon Center and Sanctuary: eMpower Workshop 10 a.m. to noon, Learn about ways to conserve energy. Snacks, coffee, juice and free materials to make your home more efficient. Free (for Doors Open Jamestown). Reservations required by Thursday, January 19 at (716) 569-2345,, or on-line form. Jamestown Ironmen at Port Huron Fighting Falcons 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, February 2 Jamestown Ironmen vs. Kalamazoo Warriors 7:05 p.m.



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Flavor of the Week – Christmas Feast By Dusten Rader Entertainment Editor

The Holiday season is finally here. It’s a time for family and friends to gather and share moments of cheer. It’s the perfect occasion to gather around a table and enjoy a delicious meal with those you love. It’s a time of giving, sharing and festive celebration. So, save some time by picking up fully cooked meal by Bob Evans, bring a chef home from the Brick Room to create a meal just for you and your family and don’t forget treats by the Cakery. Plus, celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Clarion Hotel with a Gala that includes a buffet, open bar, desserts and champagne. Bob Evans: Farmhouse Feast 877 Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk or 2798 North Main Street in Jamestown. Featuring a fully cooked meal to go that includes slow roasted turkey breast or boneless ham, four delicious sides, pumpkin bread, freshly baked dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. Serves 6 to 8. $74.99. For the Dunkirk location call 716-679-3427 and for the Jamestown location

Farmhouse Feast. (Submitted Photo)

call 716-661-9395. For more information or to order online visit Clarion Hotel: New Year’s Eve Gala Saturday, December 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 30 Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk. Featuring champagne and cheese reception from 6:30 to

7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with carved prime rib, cranberry almond chicken, tortellini primavera and seafood Newburg. Dessert display with chocolate fountain at 10:30 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Open bar from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Live music by Fallen Union. $99 per person and includes room with double occupancy.

Call 716-366-8350 for reservations or for more information visit The Cakery 24 West Main Street in Fredonia. Featuring holiday treats like Gingerbread houses, cookies and bouquets, Christmas cakes and cup cakes, bakery baskets and holiday cookies. Local and national delivery available.

For more information call 716672-4294 or visit The Brick Room 49 West Main Street in Fredonia Featuring casual cuisine and spirits. Just in time for the holidays you can have gourmet at home by renting a Brick Room chef to bring the Brick Room home. The Brick Room is also open for lunch Wednesday through Monday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.n. To 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 716672-5547 or visit However you and your family end up celebrating the Holiday season remember that this is the one time out of the year where family and friends can come together to create memories that can last a lifetime. No matter how far apart your loved ones are during the rest of the year, this season is the time to bring them closer together. So, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Poorman’s Recipebook: Chocolate Molasses Cookies 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. Chocolate Molasses Cookies 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 4 tbsp. molasses 8 ounces semisweet chocolate 2 sticks of butter 2 tsp. vanilla extract 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa

powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 small package confectioner’s sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a microwave safe mixing bowl melt butter with chocolate stirring every thirty seconds until fully melted. In another large mixing bowl add flower, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add brown sugar, egg molasses and vanilla to the chocolate and butter bowl and mix. Combine both mixtures. Shape mixture into cookies and place on wax paper or baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the top of the cookies are crispy

but still soft to touch. Top with confectioner’s sugar. Submitted by: Dusten Rader This recipe will yield quite a few cookies depending on how large each one is. These cookies will stay soft as long as placed in an air tight container. Great as a gift or for the family these delicious chocolatey creations will be a favorite. If you’d like to submit a recipe for ‘Poorman’s Recipebook,’ email or call 716-3669200. Tell us your recipe, where it came from, and a favorite memory of it! (Photo by Dusten Rader)

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The Gift of Tranquility at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Estate Contributed Article Often the hectic pace of the holidays means we don’t take even take a moment to relax with our loved ones. So why not enjoy the tranquility of Graycliff for a Yuletide Tour? A short drive but a world away from the stresses of the holidays, Graycliff was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright specifically for the pleasure of his patrons, Isabelle and Darwin Martin. Today, you can unwind with a leisurely tour, and enjoy Graycliff ’s spirit of repose. Just for the Yuletide season, you will also see festive holiday décor amidst the magnificent architecture. To make your visit extra special, sip some free hot mulled cider at the conclusion of your tour. Graycliff is an architectural jewel on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie, with sweeping views of Canada beyond. The complex, with three buildings and extensive grounds, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Isabelle and Darwin Martin as a lake-side estate. Built

Snowy Graycliff Estate. (Submitted Photo)

between 1926 and 1931, it was occupied by the family until the mid-1940s. The Graycliff Estate is a New York State Landmark

listed on the National Register of Historic Places; it is located at 6472 Old Lake Shore Road in the town of Derby. It is now owned

by the Graycliff Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and providing public access to the estate.


Weather permitting, well trained docents will lead tours of the Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned Graycliff Estate on Monday December 26, Tuesday December 27, Wednesday December 28, Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30, 2011. Tour times are set according to demand and depending on weather, so please call 716-947-9217 or email for tour times and reservations, which are required. Graycliff ’s Pavilion gift shop is open, and has lots of choices to fix any lapses by Santa or Hanukkah Harry. A scenic and simple 20 minute drive south along Route 5 from downtown Buffalo, Graycliff has ample free parking. Admission for basic tours is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Visitors should wear clothing suitable for the weather. Highheeled shoes or high heeled boots are not permitted on Graycliff tours. Please see the website at http://graycliffestate. org for more details.

Santa Takes a Break and Helps Travelers at I-86 Rest Area Contributed Article Michael Barnes

Santa surprises travelers stopping at the Chautauqua Lake Rest Area, off the eastbound lane on Interstate 86, a few miles past the Chautauqua Lake Bridge. Being caught up on his Christmas duties, Ole Saint Nick (volunteer Patrick Harvey) can be seen around this time of year Sundays as he volunteers at the Information Center. As the Information Center winds down for 2011, the volunteers staffing the information window reflect on the tourists and travelers they have assisted over the year, helping them locate area businesses, attractions and activities. Many of the volunteers are Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members. On an annual

Volunteer Patrick Harvey greets winter and holiday travelers stopping by the I-86 Chautauqua Lake Rest Area Information Center.

basis, an average of 48,000 tourists and travelers receive information, and more than 150,000 people utilize the rest area. Over the past Columbus Day weekend, 1,094 travelers and tourists had contact with volunteers or picked up material from the information center. Travelers received a wonderful gift this year from the State of New York. The eastbound lanes of I – 86 from the Pennsylvania line to the Chautauqua Lake Bridge is now completely reconstructed. The result is the entire length of highway leading to the rest area is now smooth traveling. The Information Center at the Chautauqua Lake Rest Area is managed by the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau and staffed seven days a week throughout the year by 35 regular and occasional volunteers.


Go Places December 22, 2011 Edition – Entertainment Section – C

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Go Places – Eye Candy By Dusten Rader Entertainment Editor

Fredonia’s new gift and home décor shop has exactly what that special someone is looking for this holiday season. With tons of unique, eclectic and vintage items there is something to find for everyone for any occasion. Owner Lisa Clark grew up in Buffalo but her husband Pete was born and raised in Fredonia. She decided to start an in home party planning company while Pete worked on custom cars. She felt like she needed a change and realized that one of the things she missed about Buffalo was being able to go out and shop. “Every time I wanted to find something personal for myself or someone else I found myself going up to Buffalo or to Erie,” said Lisa. “So, I thought we needed something here other than the major chain stores. I wanted something that was outside of the box, a place that you could find a Boho Bag, home décor and items hand made by artists.” That’s also how Lisa came up with her tag line, “Eclectic, Unique, Vintage and Fusion”. “It’s a little bit of each combined together,” said Lisa. “We’re fusing the combination of things that are unique and eclectic, vintage and unique

Steel work by Lisa’s husband Pete includes a Tree of Life with a light fixture. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

and eclectic and vintage. It’s all melded together and for me it’s just being different.” So, Lisa searched high and low to find the perfect selection of items. “I was waiting for the computer to say you’ve reached the end of the internet, there is nothing more to see,” she said. Her hard work paid off. She was able to create a shop that features a wide variety of unique gift options for any

occasion. “That’s why I named the store Eye Candy,” said Lisa. “It means visually appealing and when you walk in the store you see so many colorful and creative things that your eyes just pop. People can’t stand in one spot because they want to run all around the store. Usually it takes four circuits around the store to see it all.” Lisa and Pete had also discussed selling ‘pre-enjoyed’

items. But then they started looking at what the area was missing and decided to open a store that filled the gaps. While researching they came up with several ideas including: If big vendors sell it, we don’t; Avoid carrying the same items as other local vendors; Carry as many handmade and unique items as possible; Offer consignment space to local artists; Offer a variety of Made In USA goods; Offer something to

appeal to everyone; and Give back to the community. “While our criteria are still changing we are always on the lookout for local craftspeople with unique items,” said Pete. “In the short time we have been open we have had many wonderful people through the doors with great suggestions and comments and have taken in quite a few items from several local vendors.” Pete’s full time business is designing and building custom cars, chassis and suspensions. But, he uses his knowledge and skills to be creative as well. The steel art that can be found around the store is his work. He designs the project on a computer and then cuts the steel. He can use diamond plate or steel and then powder coats the finished steel with color. He has many ideas that he hopes to begin adding to the store including steel guitars, lawn animals, dinosaur bones, trains and almost anything else people can dream up. “He’s very creative and is a welder by trade,” said Lisa. “He has some great ideas of fusing wood and steel together and will be adding items to the store soon. He will also take custom orders like the Tree of Life he did as a Christmas gift.” continued on page 9

Custom tables, signs, artwork and other décor. (Photo by Hand bags, purses, lunch boxes, pillows and other acces- Steel work by Lisa’s husband Pete includes Dinosaur bones. (Photo by Dusten Rader) Dusten Rader) sories. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

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EYE CANDY continued from pg 8 There are a great number of unique items to be discovered throughout the store. A few examples include: Recycled tin art, hand painted tables, locally hand made pillows and furniture, wallets, pocket mirrors, ornaments, duck tape flowers, magnets, switch plates, head wraps, woolies, doggie bandanas, photo prints, rugs, baby slings, hand made signs from the U.S., button frames, mosaic art, antiques, record flowers, paintings, clothing and apparel. There is also a Candy Bar that Pete came up with. He wanted to give the place a ‘Five and Dime’ kind of feel. “We thought the candy would be a nice draw for the kids to enjoy,” said Lisa. “But it’s also nostalgic so it’s great for

anyone. It takes you back to your past.” Depending on how well the shop does in the coming months Lisa has plans to make expansions to the store. She has some space in the back that she hopes to feature locally crafted furniture, steel work by Pete and a Kid’s Corner. The Kid’s Corner will feature locally crafted items made by kids. They will be sold and a percentage of the sales will be donated to a featured charity or case each month. She is also willing to work with local charities to create fundraisers. “As a locally owned and operated business we also wanted to give back to the community,” said Pete. “In addition to offering space to local artists,

Hand crafted tin art. (Photo by Dusten Rader)

we found out very quickly that there are a large variety of local charities and some really great causes that need help.” Lisa also hopes to add a wheel that customers who make a purchase can spin to win discounts, coupons, items from other businesses, gift certificates and other prizes. “I want this place to be fun and exciting,” said Lisa. “So, we’re going to have a Spin the Wheel in our store. Everyone loves to spin the wheel and know they are getting something back.” Eye Candy is the perfect place to find a gift for the holiday season. Stop in soon to browse the wide variety of unique items that are ready to take home and put to use. “This is a place that you can walk into and find a gift that screams someone’s name that is hard to buy for,” said Lisa.

“I feel that the product is that unique and different that I’m really hitting on those themes and styles that people like and can’t find everywhere. People will find a gift in here and be immediately drawn to it.” Eye Candy is located at 42 West Main Street in Fredonia. Special holiday hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Regular hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 716-672-8600, e-mail or find them on facebook.

Furniture ready to take home. (Photo by Dusten Rader)


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