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The Ladles to perform Saturday at SCA By Alex Simmons This week, the musical trio The Ladles will bring a blend of swing, oldtime, folk, pop and choral music to the Springville Center for the Arts stage. On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m., The Ladles will perform various songs creating a “dreamy out worldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention,” according to the Springville Center for the Arts website. The band formed in the winter of 2014 at the New England Conservatory of Music, “where Katie, Caroline and Lucia were students in the Contemporary Improvisation department,” the band said. They “spent hours singing and singing together in the NEC dormitories which led
Photo submitted The Ladles will bring their blend of swing, old-time, folk, pop and choral music to the Springville Center for the Arts this Saturday.
to a house concert at a friends house,” the band states.
The trio then began to perform regularly around the Boston area as “The
Concord Senior Center progress reported to town board By Kellen M. Quigley Big things are happening at the Concord Senior Center, and its director hopes things keep going that way in the months to come. During the reorganizational meeting of the Concord Town Board, senior center director Eleanor Eschborn updated the board on all that’s been happening in recent months, including the expansions and progress that has been made for seniors in the town and what she hopes to keep rolling in 2020. “First of all, I wish to thank the town board and all the board members for all the help you’ve given the senior center last year,” she said. “The senior center has really grown.”
In 2019, Eschborn said the center served 5,003 lunches, compared to the roughly 1,200 served just a few years ago. She said this is partially due to increasing lunches to five days a week instead of only three. In the fall, the center also began offering breakfasts on select days, but has since expanded to five days. “It’s starting slow, but we’re having quite a few for breakfast now,” Eschborn said. Also in the fall, Eschborn and the center have begun managing the scheduling and operation of the town’s senior van. With a few new policies in place, including having to be registered in order to utilize the service, she said things are in much better control.
“Since I have taken over, I’ve been having people riding together,” she said. “We’re doing the same amount or even more appointments, but doing less miles because people are riding together, so that should help the van.” Eschborn said the van’s gas is now coming from the town. Additionally in 2019, the center and Eschborn assisted 247 seniors with social service work. “That goes to show that we need something for a social worker in the area,” she said. “It’s really a hardship for a lot of the seniors to go to Buffalo. So far this year, I have 11 people already that come to me for social service work.” Looking to the new year, two pilot programs with Erie County are See Town Board page 2
Ladles.” The name comes from an altered “ladies room”
sign in Jordan Hall. The members Katie Martucci (guitar, voice),
Lucia Pontoniere (fiddle, voice) and Caroline Kuhn (tenor banjo, voice), are joined on stage by Dan Klingsberg on upright bass and Dan Kleederman on electric guitar. The band creates a beautiful three-part harmony. Their sound has been said to “quiets noisy bars and liven up staid concert halls,” the band said. Within a year, The Ladles recorded their debut EP and “booked a six-week summer tour.” In 2019, they released their first full length album called “The Line.” If you are interested in seeing The Ladles at the Springville Center for the Arts, you can buy tickets at www.springvillearts. org, call the Arts Center at (716) 592-9038, or buy tickets at the door. Tickets cost $14 Pre-Sale and $17 at the door.
SGI swimmers top Iroquois; Fuller sets records at diving invite
Photo by Jaime Dickinson Springville’s Austin Yetter competes in the 200-meter individual medley on Jan. 10 against Iroquois.
On Friday, Jan. 10, the Springville boys varsity swimming and diving team improved its record to 7-2 on the year by defeating Iroquois. Individual winners on the night were Eric
Schweickert in the 200 Freestyle, Austin Yetter in the 200 IM, Wyatt Fuller in Diving, and Zach Hughey in the 100 Backstroke. Springville also took first in all three relays.
Contributing key finishes as well were Connor Hughey, Elliot Emley, Justin Buczek, Garrett Casey, Max Boettger and James Snyder. The following day, See Swimming page 7
A Look Back:
The Concept of Dating with Fans By Jolene Hawkins
Looking back to the concept of dating, how has it evolved? Throughout the Victorian era, (the 1830s to 1900), there was a strict set of rules and etiquette that governed all aspects of everyday life. The day-to-day life of the average middle class or upper class was directed by rule after rule. It was during this
time period that a coded message became popular, but how was the coded message relayed? Why, though the lost art of fan language! You seldom see a photograph or drawing of a lady who is dressed up during that time that does not have a fan in her hands or nearby. Some had ivory handles, with hand-embroidered or painted flowers on one side or bird on the other. It was the perfect gift for a lady of good taste. These fans became works of arts and here in Springville. There are ads
as early as 1846 where you could purchase a fan at Butterworth & Fox under the items for Ladies, fancy Gingham, lace and fancy silks, cravats, veils, shawls, gloves and delicate fans. Spencer & Blake in 1848 advertised boxes of fans and laces to choose from. In 1878, William H. Freeman store, at greatly reduced prices, had shawls, parasols, gloves, fans, hosiery and more. Smith Brothers store carried them, as did N.K. Thomson’s store. Beebe & Myers advertised them in the 1880s. Now they are made of feathers, usually composed of ostrich feathers, swan or peacock
feathers, gilt paper, hand painted, some were oval-shaped, some made of gauze or lace, silk fans as well. A few had semiprecious gems were in delicate colors of pink, cream, yellow and mauve. They were described as having delicate handpainted fans, and the sticks or reed could be mother of pearl or onyx. They could have had silver sticks covered with spangles and could be hung from the waist with style with slender silver linked chains. They often matched the dress or gown. By the 1920s, the ostrich feathers plume would be dyed to match the dress color.
And what of the coded message? Like nowadays, where you have LOL (laugh out loud) or TTYL (talk to you later), the movements of the fans had meanings too. I would need a cheat sheet to keep up with all of them. “Fan flirtation rules” were a way to cope with the restricting
social etiquette. You must have had to practice them just to remember them all, not to mention that the young fellows had to learn the language of fans. Holding the fan in the left hand signified a “desired to get acquainted.” Resting the fan on the right cheek See A Look Back page 2
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Demolition of the Main Plant Office Building complete at WVDP Workers recently demolished the former Main Plant Office Building located at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site. Waste disposition operations continue and are approximately 78 percent complete. This recent demolition brings EM’s total number of structures removed to 66. The Main Plant Office Building was a threestory facility that was built in 1964 as part of the original commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant. It was constructed with a steel frame and masonry exterior. It measured approximately 94’ x 40’ x 47’ high or 3,760 sq. ft. The Main Plant Office
Building housed many different departments over the years, which included operations and operations support personnel. This building also provided viewing access into the Chemical Process Cell inside the Main Plant Process Building. “The WVDP Team’s work was wellplanned and executed in an effort to maintain safety and prevent any damage to the Main Plant Process Building, which is scheduled to be demolished in the near future,” said CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV) President Scott Anderson, EM’s WVDP prime contractor. “Our team continues to
excellent job in their preplanning and execution of this challenging work,” WVDP Director Bryan Bower said. “This particular work evolution has certainly changed the landscape of the WVDP site. The Main Plant Office Building was one of the first buildings constructed on the site and its demolition is a reminder of the ongoing progress here.” The Main Plant Office Building is the fifth of seven ancillary support buildings that once Photo submitted A large excavator, with a shear attachment, takes the first bite out of the Main Plant supported the Main Plant Office Building at the West Valley Demonstration Project. Process Building. The remaining two facilities are supporting final Main Plant Process Building demolition, disposition, needed.” leverage their combined deactivation and will be and restoration of “Once again the knowledge and expertise demolished in the near future. to safely complete the facilities no longer CHBWV Team did an
SGI high schoolers are glad to be SADD By Elyana Schosek Student reporter In considering all the student clubs at Springville-Griffith Institute High School, there is one that has been around for a while but is lesser-known among students. It works toward a goal that is especially relevant in today’s society. It’s called SADD, or Students Against Destructive Decisions. Prior to 1997, the club was called Students Against Drunk Driving but was changed due to many student requests to broaden the focus to “destructive decisions” instead of just drunk driving.
Many students are unaware of what SADD stands for, which is something the club wishes they could change. Throughout the school year, SADD members and their advisors organize a number of events and projects to inform students of the possible consequences of destructive decisions. Their most recent of which took place before the holidays. “We work to promote good decision making applied especially drugand alcohol-related and how to stay safe at a young age and how to avoid peer pressure,” Evelyn Smith said. Not only does SADD
do projects at the high school, but they have also traveled to the elementary school and helped out in the community. “This was beneficial for everyone involved because it allowed us to help our community and it helped the people who received them to remember to make better decisions,” Henry Domst said. SADD members met as a group the Wednesday before break to tape mints to little cards with a message “promoting safety over break,” as one student put it while also noting the “importance of staying sober and staying away from drugs and alcohol,”
as another student said. The cards were counted and put in bags for each homeroom such that every student would receive one the Friday before break. “I think that even just little gestures like this can make a difference in someone’s day,” Annemarie Harrigan said. “Whether you’re receiving or giving you’ll probably feel better.” “This was definitely a good thing for both those who participated along with those who received the mints with the card because it helped raise awareness that we need to make healthy decisions in our life and we need to make sure we are staying safe and
being responsible,” Blaze Schelble noted. Blaze also said that SADD helps students make “smart and healthy decisions by raising awareness of what things should be avoided and what things are smart.” Olivia Giammarco said, “it is a place where we come together to be proactive and make a difference in the lives of others!” Olivia called it a “good reminder” in that “you don’t have to have a huge movement in order to make a difference and that a simple reminder can make good choices or be safe can go a long way.” Keaton Wnuk said it gave them an opportunity
to “give great advice to fellow students in a fun way.” In addition to that, Evelyn said it was a good message for students to receive and that it was beneficial for the club members who were there because of the fact that the limited time they spend together is always meaningful. This just goes to show that the littlest thing can make a difference: the cards had a good message for all students and the SADD members who helped out enjoyed the little bit of time they spend together.
would have a year to raise the additional $250,000. After that, there would be another year for the design and build process. “You don’t need plans yet,” she explained. “They want to see that there’s support and engagement and that we’re understanding what the needs are of the community.” Duwe said when asking community members, the primary uses mentioned would be for skateboarding and BMX biking. She said
while the current set-up is fine, they are looking for something that can be more multi-use. “We have a real opportunity in that park space to think about it being more built-in to the landscape and what other aspects we can design that would integrate it into the park and make it used by ages all across the spectrum and make it feel like something everyone can use and be around,” she said.
how old general stores would look, you might even find an old fan, or show the kids an old
payphone, you can do so on Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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also being run at the center in 2020. Eschborn said AARP is now offering free tax service to seniors at the center began Jan. 30 and going for 10 weeks. A new Scene Book Club is also happening at the center now. There is also a new way to honor the local veterans at the center. Eschborn said there are two designated parking spaces at the center for veterans with signs reading, “Thank you for your service.” A new computer
station is also set up at the center for any senior looking for a way to get on the internet, but Eschborn said they are looking for old computers looking for a new home. “I don’t care about the programs on it,” she said. “As long as it can surf the web, we will take it.” A new program, The Shining Star, will honor a different senior every month with a little gift from the various clubs at the center. At the end of the year, Eschborn said there will be a final event
at the end of the year for whoever was honored to have a chance at a grand prize. “Please stop down to the center any time you get a chance,” she added. IN OTHER BUSINESS, Springville resident Allison Duwe addressed the town board concerning the proposed project for a new skatepark at Heritage Park in the village. The town approved a resolution in support of having a “permanent, free, accessible concrete
skatepark.” Duwe said a group of volunteers are putting in an application to the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation for a $250,000 grant to install a permanent in-ground skatepark. “I think it’s a really great opportunity for the broader community and for recreation for youths and families,” she said. According to Duwe, the grant would require matching funds. She said if the project is awarded the grant, the community
A LOOK BACK Continued from front page
meant “yes” and left meant “no.” Twirling the fan in the left hand meant “I wish to be rid of you,” and if in the right hand, meant “I love another.” A fan held on the left ear signified “you have changed.” Pulling the fan across the forehead meant “we are watched,” and across the eyes meant “I am sorry.” A wideopen fan meant “wait for me.” Dropping the fan would mean “we could be friends,” but for me, it would mean butterfingers. Fanning fast meant you were married. Placing the handle of the fan to the lips meant “kiss me.” Placing the fan near your heart, could also represent I love you. In an age where we can freely communicate how we feel on many different platforms, like the cell phone,
Facebook, Twitter, letters and or cards, and heck even face-toface, the paradigms of the Victorian etiquette are somewhat obscure to our 21st-century social norms. We may think that fan language is quaint, but how fun to see that they had their own language of communicating with each other. The concept of dating did not really start until the beginning of the 20th century. Early courtship was a private, unemotional affair. Women would meet with several men, with her parents present, to whittle down to the most suitable match for marriage, which heavily relied on factors such as financial and social status. The couple would meet in the household, or at a social gathering. There was no such thing
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SGI students take to the pool in cardboard boats By Elyana Schosek Student reporter Technology classes in high school aren’t the same as they used to be. Most people think of tech classes in school as woodworking and basic measuring skills. But today, many of these classes revolve around technology and the application of technology to building different objects. This is somewhat true for one of the biggest projects done in Mr. Shelley’s Tech I class. In the weeks leading up to the break for the holidays, the students are presented with a unique and interesting assignment. They are to create a boat with very limited supplies which include: cardboard, zip ties, duct tape and some plastic. The Friday before break begins is the designated day for the big race. Participants are always putting finishing touches and modifications on their boats before they go in the water. The teams are matched up for the competition which involves being able
Photo by Alex Simmons Two students make their way across the Springville-Griffith Institute pool during the annual cardboard boat races.
to effectively paddle themselves and their boat to the opposite end of the pool and back. Shelley has done this every year for quite a while as it is something that all the students enjoy whether they be participants or spectators. It’s entertaining for students as well as staff. Each team consisted of two people. Most teams are composed of students but there are usually two teams of staff members including the High School Principal Mr.
Bialasik whose boats are designed and constructed by students. “It was also great to see how many students wanted to attend the event to cheer on their classmates,” he once said. Bialasik has been the principal at SGI High School since July 2016. Shelley was hired shortly after and started the boat races the following winter. Bialasik mentioned that he has participated in each one since then. For those of us who have had the boat
races since we started high school, it seems sort of like a tradition even though it hasn’t been going on that long. “The best part for me has been seeing how the event has grown both in terms of participation and in terms of ingenuity,” Bialasik noted. Of course, there must be guidelines as with any competition: the boat is supposed to be about eight feet long and four feet wide. Another important aspect of the competition is the creation of paddles
which is often left to the last few days, being the biggest regret of the competitors. Shelley announces each race while balancing on a paddleboard in the middle of the pool from which he also decides on grades for each group based on performance and other factors. Not all the students who participate are in the Tech I class, some are just students who frequent the technology rooms and decided they wanted to try it out. Shelley is always
welcoming to more competition. Henry Domst and his partner started their boat about two weeks before the competition, a week after the others. He said they “chose to wing it” but ended up doing very well and receiving second place overall. When he was asked about their strategies in the pool, he said the most important aspects were balance and communication. “Other than that, paddle as fast as you could,” Henry added. In regard to the construction, they focused on “maintaining stability with a smaller boat.” As a senior, Henry also stated: “Overall, it was a great experience, I will always have the memories made with teachers and students.” The whole event is just a great experience for all whether they be competitors or spectators, students or staff. For those who participate in the races, it is largely a learning process. For those who sit in the stands and watch, it’s just a fun last-day-beforebreak activity.
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Center in Springville will take place at Watermark Wesleyan Church, located at 4999 McKinley Parkway, in Hamburg, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 presale or $15 at the door. Visit watermarkwesleyan. com for more
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Criminal Justice students complete Field Sobriety Training in Ellicottville By Deb Everts Junior students in the Criminal Justice class at Ellicottville Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center recently completed a unit in Field Sobriety Training in preparation for a career in law enforcement. After spending about five weeks on the DWIField Sobriety unit that includes classroom theory and performance practice in preparation for officer patrol, their lesson plan culminated on Jan. 9. Utilizing an actual patrol car on loan from the Town of Cuba, the students performed a simulated driving while intoxicated (DWI) Field Sobriety Check and a Felony Stop. Instructor Tim Emley said the students learn about Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), identifying a driver under the Influence, absorption of alcohol, making the stop, approaching the suspect vehicle, probable cause and officer safety, among many other aspects regarding law enforcement. Emley has taught at the career tech center for 20 years. When he’s not teaching Criminal Justice, he’s working at his part-time job as an officer for the Town of Cuba Police Department. As a working police officer, he knows how to teach his students the proper procedures of enforcing the law. “They practice for the
Photo by Deb Everts Junior students in the Criminal Justice class at Ellicottville’s Career and Technical Center completed a unit in Field Sobriety Training in preparation for a career in law enforcement. On Jan. 9, CTE Instructor Tim Emley conducted 13 Field Sobriety Test Practical Exams.
Air Force after high school graduation and, afterward, become an investigator, possibly with the FBI. She chose the Criminal Justice course at the tech center and an initial career in the military because her father is in the United States Navy. “I like the handson activities and the running in the Criminal Justice class. All of my friends are here, too,” she said. “I’ve always wanted a career in law enforcement. I find it interesting and I didn’t want a boring job.” Green said his father’s dream to become a cop initially inspired him to follow the same career path and drew him to the Criminal Justice course. He wants to
exam where they wear real police duty belts with simulated weapons called ‘red-gun training weapons,’” he said. “There’s also a flashlight hooked to the belt, along with handcuffs and keys in their proper compartments.” Students Kaylee Davidson and Nick Green, both of Pioneer Central School, were in the midst of taking their Field Sobriety exams when the Press visited their class. Using student volunteers from another class, the mock suspects wear fatal vision goggles that simulate being intoxicated. Both Davidson and Green received perfect scores. Davidson said her future plans include joining the United States
make a difference and be involved in making the world a little bit better. “He never got to do it. I was thinking, ‘if he can’t do it, I can do it,’” he said. “I’m going to get his dream now.” The Meggitt Training System is Green’s favorite class activity. The machine is a firearms training simulator (FATS) designed for both military and law enforcement personnel. His future plans include attending college, then going into either a local police department or serving as a state police officer. The class also undergoes rigorous physical training. So far, this year’s junior class has passed the 75mile mark in running.
As with all his classes, when they reach the 100-mile mark, Emley marks the occasion with a photograph for their portfolios. Emley said he runs the program “paramilitarystyle” and his students are required to be in uniform every day. When they are not in shirts and ties, they must be in their running gear — a formal sweatshirt with their name and CTE embroidered on it, along with black shorts and running shoes … and they run. “We run twice a week, every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays,” he said. “We do this rain or shine, whether it’s sunny and 75 degrees or a wind chill factor of below zero. It’s part of
their character building and prepares them for real-life situations where they have to endure the elements.” The students get a professional portfolio and can earn college credits. Emley said the career tech center has articulation agreements with nearly every college in Western New York. If a student carries an 85 average for the two years, they can articulate six to nine credit hours at these local colleges. This year’s juniors include Micaiah Lenahan, Catt-LV; Brayden Sentz, CattLV; Alyssea Hardy, Salamanca; Kaylee Davidson, Pioneer; Linsey Newland, Pioneer; Mikhayla Barber, Randolph; Joe Quigly, Catt-LV; Justin Imhoff, Ellicottville; Talon Lake, Pioneer; Nickolas Green, Pioneer; Bryan Briggs, Randolph; Jasper Rak, Pioneer; and Chase Williams, Pioneer. In addition to his teaching position at Ellicottville’s CTE and his part-time job with the Town of Cuba Police Department, Emley also serves as Portville’s town supervisor and operates a small wrestling club in Olean. The Criminal Justice program is offered at all three Career Technical and Education Centers located in Ellicottville, Olean and Belmont. To find out more, call 3768300 or visit online at caboces.org.
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Community Concord Senior Center news and updates
If you are in need of or know anyone that needs any senior service, your Concord Senior Center is here to help. The center will be closed Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. RSVP Orientation will be Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m. If you like or want to learn to knit or crochet, join the new Stitching Sisters club, everything Thursday at 1 p.m. The AARP Income Tax service will be here starting Jan. 30 for 10 weeks every Thursday. Book your appointment by calling 592-2768. It is free. The AARP Driving Course will be back on March 9. The center now has a computer set up, so you can come in and check out the web.
The center is now scheduling the Concord Van. Please call 592-2768 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Questions or ideas, call 592-2764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday, Jan. 20 Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday, Jan. 21 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast 9:15 a.m. — Yoga 11 a.m. — Stay Fit Exercises Noon — Stay Fit Lunch 1 p.m. — Scene Book Club
11 a.m. — Stay Fit Exercises 11 a.m. — Blue Cross insurance rep Noon — Stay Fit Lunch 12:30 p.m. — Senior Club Pot Luck Thursday, Jan. 23 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast 9:30 a.m. — Stitches Quilt Club 11 a.m. — Stay Fit Exercises Noon — Stay Fit Lunch 12:30 p.m. — Euchre Card group 1 p.m. — Stitching Sisters knit and crochet group
Wednesday, Jan. 22 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast
Friday, Jan. 24 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast 9:30 a.m. — Paint with Caroline 11 a.m. — Stay Fit Exercises Noon — Stay Fit Lunch 12:30 p.m. — RSVP Orientation
Concord Public Library Events WEEKLY PROGRAMS — All programs are free and open to the public Tuesdays Drop-in Computer Help, 4-5:30 p.m. — Stop in with your questions about email, ebooks, using the internet and more! Wednesdays Social Services Assistance, noon to 7 p.m. — Receive assistance with applying for social services programs such as SNAP, heating bills, WIC and more. No registration necessary. First come, first served. LEGO Book Club for Kids, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join the library’s weekly read-aloud book club for
kids 6-12. N o pre-reading required. Join us for a fun hour of big kid stories and a craft. Thursdays Family Storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m. — Join us for stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2 to 5. SPCA Paws for Love: Read to a Dog, 3:30-4:30 p.m. — Come practice reading aloud to Gracie, an SPCA therapy dog! for ages 4 and up. Teen Game Lab, 4-6 p.m. — Drop by to play some board games from our collection or bring your own. MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Last Tuesday Book Club — Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. Copies available at the library. Open to all. Call the library at (716) 592-7742 for this month’s title. Dad & Me Storytime — Meets the last Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. Dads are invited to join us for an hour of stories and a craft. Recommended for ages 2-6 but all are welcome. No registration necessary. Free and open to everyone!
watch a family-friendly newly released movie and then stay after to make a fun craft. No registration necessary. Free and open to everyone. Buffalo & Erie County public libraries have more than 3.2 million materials such as books, eBooks, DVDs, music and more. Free library cards, traditional and eLibrary, are available to Erie County residents and to those who work and/or attend school in Erie County. Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and on our podcast All Booked Up! Call 858-8900 or visit www.buffalolib.org.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS — Call 592-7742 or stop in to register. Saturday Family Movie, Jan. 18, 12:302:30 p.m. — Join us to
Collins Public Library Events
Take and Make Winnie the Pooh Craft, Jan. 18, all day — In honor of Winnie the Pooh’s author’s birthday, we will have a take and make craft bag. All materials are provided for you to make your very own Winnie the Pooh. CLOSED, Jan. 20 — The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Book a Tech Trainer — Need computer assistance? We can help! These free 45-minute sessions are designed to assist with software support or internet training. Open to library patrons age 17 and above. Call the library for more information and available dates and times. Young Adult Art Club, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. — Love to draw, paint and create? Then this is for you! This club will meet to learn about illustration and publishing. Ages 10 to 20. Sketchbooks and materials will be provided. Stop in to register.
Quilting with Florence, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. — Join these knowledgeable ladies as they work on projects. Creative Crafts for Adults, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. — We will be making Valentines. All materials are provided, but registration is limited. Ages 18-plus, please. Lap Sit with Miss Abbie, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. — Join us for this fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver. A great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, fingerplays, music, stories and more. Sign up required. LEGO Club, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. — Come play with LEGOs in the library. We will put your creation on display in the library. Ages 4-12. Registration required. Call or stop in. Young Adult Book Club, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. — We will be discussing “Mortal Engines” by Philip Reeve. Ages 13 and up. You can request a copy online or
at the library desk. Toddler Time, Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m. — We read stories, play games, sing songs and have a snack. Ages 2 to 5. Please call or stop in to register! Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 1, All Day — Crafts, games, prize drawings. Come and visit us and see all the wonderful things the library has to offer. YA RPG Club, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Sign up is in the library and fills up fast. Don’t miss out on the chance to slay the forces of evil, discover treasure and have a blast! Ages 12-18, please. Lunch and snacks provided. Please let us know if you need special accommodations. Craft Club, Feb. 3, 6 p.m. — Come and make crafts in the library. This month’s theme will be children’s stories. Ages 3-12. Registration is required. Knit & Crochet Group, Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. —
Open to all ages and all skill sets. If you just want to learn or if you need help with a pattern, we can help you. We also have projects to choose from. Call or stop by the library to sign up. YA Writing Club, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. — Ages 13-20. Please let us know if you require special accommodations. Snacks provided. Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Closed Sundays. Telephone: 5325129.
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Francois Duhamel / Universal Pictures George McKay (left) and Dean-Charles Chapman appear in a scene from Sam Mendes’s World War I epic “1917.”
Personal story meets epic scale in WWI spectacle ‘1917’ By Kellen M. Quigley
The year 2019 was one of “they don’t make movies like that anymore.” Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Gerwig’s “Little Women” and Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” are period pieces that look as if they were made decades before now, and yet still feel timeless. You can add “1917,” a World War I epic cowritten and directed by Sam Mendes, to that list. Nearly the entire movie is following these two every-man soldiers as they walk and talk from their camp to the front lines, a simple enough plot summary that will become one of the most tension-filled and horrific walks of their lives. Many things about this war film can feel like those from a dozen years ago or 60 years ago, but there is one major decision that sets this production apart from every other: it was filmed to look like the whole thing is one continuous shot, and it is stunning. If “1917” had been filmed with traditional cuts and shot set-ups, it would still be a really good film. But designing it to look like the camera — and the audience — never looks away is what pushes it over the top, elevating all the themes and storytelling aspects behind it, making it one of the great war epics of the 21 century. Two young British soldiers — lance corporals Schofield (played by George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) — receive orders from General Erinmore (Colin Firth) to make their way across boobytrapped, corpse-strewn terrain in France to hand-deliver a message to Col. Mackenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch), commander of the Second Battalion. The message contains orders to call off a planned advance against the German army, falsely assumed to be on the ropes. Turns out it’s a trap that could result in the slaughter of more than 1,600 British soldiers, including Blake’s brother. With communications down, the only hope rests with two boys barely out of high school. Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins are walking a fine line of a tightrope during the entire twohour runtime, having to perfectly balance the
pacing of the story while also making audiences forget their watching a one-shot film which, after about 20 minutes, does begin to happen. Of course, the brilliance of the film is you can’t just cut away. For the entire time, the camera and audience are either right in front of or right behind our two heroes, rarely ever more than 10 feet away from them. Each individual audience member is the third soldier on this likely suicidal mission and you are trapped there with them. That’s when the horrors of war, and the brutality of the First World War in particular, are on full display, earning this movie its R rating. As Schofield and Blake make their way across No Man’s Land to the German trenches, more and more mutilated and decaying bodies are in their way, forcing them and us to crawl around and sometimes over corpse after corpse. And just as millions of soldiers had to, we can’t escape because the camera will not cut away. The only true fault this film has is not a particularly great screenplay. Yes, it does still move the plot along from A to Z and has several very good character scenes, but nothing about it stands out as particularly unique or special. However, that’s okay with me, because this is one of those rare occasions where a great story and characters come from the filmmaking itself, not the script. I am reminded of arguably the two greatest World War I movies, “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Paths of Glory,” which had much better screenplays, but also had several scenes of long takes on the battlefield where you couldn’t escape the carnage of war, even though they and this film have very few actual battle scenes, which I think makes it all the more stressful. On Monday, the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced, and “1917” nabbed a well-deserved 10 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mendes and Best Cinematography for Deakins, and the latter two awards I feel will have their names on them come Feb. 9. But before then, see this film on the biggest screen you can.
project (US 219/NY ton St. 242 over Crowley JANUARY 17, 2020 Ellicottville, NY 14731 Creek). The bridge replacement project Maps, drawings and other pertinent inis located approxformation deimately 2000 feet east of the easterly veloped by the State will be availVillage of Ellicotable for public intville line (on US spection and copy219/NY 242 overing at the Office of lap) in the Town of the Regional DirectEllicottville, Cator shown above. taraugus County. Design plans for the All interested perproject have been sons will be given the opportunity to NOTICE OF PUB- developed by the Department after express their views LIC HEARING coordination with concerning the ecoAND NOTICE OF nomic and social Federal, State and AVAILABILITY DELIVERY effects of the local agencies. OF DRAFT AMINOTECH LLC, DRIVER: design plans, their DESIGN APPROV- Department EnginArts. of Org. filed Wright Beverage impact on the envireers will be on AL DOCUMENT with the SSNY on Distributing is lookonment and their hand one hour priNEW YORK 11/20/2019. ing for CDL Class STATE DEPART- or to the start of the consistency with Office loc: A driverʼs license, the goals and obMENT OF TRANS- hearing to discuss Cattaraugus for Allegany, jectives of such the project and anPORTATION County. SSNY has Cattaraugus and PROJECT IDENTI- swer any questions. planning as has been designated as Chautaqua Professional Serv. / Employment / Employment Apartments been promulgated Tentative schedFICATION agent Legals upon whom counties. Our / Legals LegalsNO. Legals Legals ules for right-of-way by the community. 5101.67 process against the Drivers (4) Contractors Help Wanted Helpwork Wanted For Rent The proceedings acquisition and BRIDGE RELLC may be 10-hour Days! Sign construction will be will be recorded. PLACEMENT served. SSNY shall on Bonus of $500 TOWN OF CORY TREE 1 & 2 BR, quality, Bolivar-Richburg discussed. Persons may file mail process to: PROJECT CONCORD after 30 day and EXPERTS - Tree & CSD is accepting furn/ unfurn., gar., A Draft Design Apwritten statements The LLC, 1019 US ROUTE 219, LEGAL N O T I C E $500 after 6 stump removal. $495 to $800 incl. applications for and other exhibits EAST WASHING- proval Document FUEL BID months. Must be at util. No Pets Olean. Route 446, No one can beat two Teacher Aide (Draft Project Scop- in place of or in adHinsdale, NY TON STREET The Town Board of least 21 years of our price. 716-560-6656 positions at the ing Report/Final dition to oral state14743. Reg Agent: BIN 1041550 the Town of age and with HS Free Estimates. Elementary buildU.S. Corp. Agents, Concord will accept OVER CROWLEY Design Report) has ments made at the Allegany Diploma or GED. 585-928-1878 or ing 4 hours per been prepared public hearing. Inc. 7014 13th CREEK Furn. efficiency sealed bids for 87 We offer a compre716-378-7968 day from 11am to which assesses the Written statements In accordance with $475+ electric, inc Ave., Ste 202, octane unleaded hensive compensa3pm. For details & project's effect on submitted at the tv. No smoking/no Brooklyn, NY gasoline, 89 octane the provisions of tion and benefits how to apply visit: hearing, or mailed 11228. Title 23, U.S. Code, the quality of the pets (mid-grade) unpackage. Apply in Employment / www.caboces.org human environand received beSection 128 and leaded gasoline, person at 1 Wright 372-5454 after 1pm Purpose: Any Employment Help Wanted ment. 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Springville girls take consecutive league wins
Photo by Jaime Dickinson Nyah Solly dribbles towards the basket for Springville girls basketball team against Cheektowaga on Friday.
Cheektowaga, East Aurora top SGI boys CHEEKTOWAGA — Austin Boies had 24 points for the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team on Tuesday, but Cheektowaga took the win, 82-54, over the Griffins. Cyrus Fisher had 17 for the Griffins (2-9). For Cheektowaga (63), Nevada Eldridge
scored 18 and Jesse Hawkins had 15. Springville is set to visit Maryvale on Friday, while the Griffins’ next home game is Wednesday, Jan. 22. East Aurora 73, Springville 46 EAST AURORA — Austin Boies scored 20 points while Cyrus Fisher had 10 points and
11 rebounds in a loss on Jan. 10. Boies also marked three assists, four rebounds, four blocks and four steals. Alex Elkins and Will Guilmain had six points each. Matteo Duennebacke paced East Aurora with 30 points.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Boys Swimming and Diving Eric Schweickert displayed his hard work in a pair of meets for the Springville boys swimming and diving team against Maryvale and Iroquois last week. Against Maryvale, Schweickert finished first
in the 200 freestyle, and as part of the 400 free relay, and second in the 500 freestyle. Against Iroquois, he took first in the 200 freestyle, second in the 500 freestyle, and was part of the winning 400 freestyle relay.
Mackenzie Owens Girls Basketball
Photo by Jaime Dickinson Springville’s Meg Rehauraher passes the ball against Cheektowaga on Friday.
The SpringvilleGriffith Institute varsity girls basketball team made it two league wins in a row Tuesday night by defeating Pioneer, 73-18. Mackenzie Owens led the Griffins’ offense with 22 points. Meg Rehrauer scored 14, Ivette Lewandowski had 10, Nyah Solly nine and Jess Engel and Belle Oakley six each. Springville dominated the first half for a lead of 45-10. “Nyah Solly led the charge with her incredible intensity on the ball,” coach Bob Gainey said. Jess Engel came off the bench and was terrific with her rebounding
and finishing around the basket. Gracie Attebery made multiple big plays on both ends of the floor and Rachel O’Neal was aggressive defensively and very solid with her closeouts.” Springville (7-4) was set to visit Maryvale Thursday afternoon, then visits Depew Friday, Jan. 24. Springville 71, Cheektowaga 13 After a pair of losses, Springville got back on track Friday night with a huge home win Jan. 10 over the Cheektowaga Warriors. SGI allowed only four points in the first half, with “outstanding” defense from Nyah Solly and Meg Rehrauer, coach
Bob Gainey noted. “The girls were impressive from start to finish with their unselfishness and spectacular team defense,” Gainey said. “Both girls were getting steals and deflections all night to help us pull away. “Belle Oakley was a beast on the glass and our best communicator on the evening. She made so many great plays on both ends of the floor.” Ivette Lewandowski led the Griffins’ offense with 23 points, while Mackenzie Owens scored 16, Jess Engel had 10, Oakley scored nine and Solly had six.
Schlemmer leads SGI girls runners at Buff State meet Multiple runners earned personal best times for the SpringvilleGriffith Institute indoor track and field team on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Buffalo State, including Emily Schlemmer, who ran to second and third place in a pair of events. Schlemmer had a personal pest in the 300 at :45.72 for second place. Teammate Jaime Dickinson also PR’d with a :48.52, while Sydney Wittmer finished at :51.62 and Maggie Parrish at :55.54. Schlemmer timed in a 10:09 for third in the
55 hurdles. Wittmer also had a personal best of :11.29. Dickinson finished fourth in the 1,000 with a 3:39.62. Also for the SGI girls, Wittmer ran a :8.41 55-meter dash, followed by Dickinson (:8.73), Maggie Parrish (:9.5) and Victoria Parrish (:10.8). Charles DiGangi led the SGI boys team with a fourth-place finish in the 300 (:40.39), while Nate Cudney had a :41.84 (PR) and Noah Greene a :43.28.
Mike Evans was sixth in the 1,600 (4:59.34). Nate Cudney ran a PR in the 55 hurdles at :10.56. In the 55 dash DiGangi timed in at :7.39, Greene at :8.08, Cudney :7.88 and Anthony Maul :9.74. Will Guilmain, Greene, Cudney and DiGangi ran the 800-meter relay in 1:51.09. Tim Blesy recorded a triple jump of 31-feet2.5-inches and a long jump of 15-1.5. Cole Baker had a long jump of 15-7.75.
SWIMMING Continued from front page
the Springville divers traveled to Lake Shore to take part in the first Chris Ignatowski Memorial Diving Invitational. Wyatt Fuller, Ben Sullivan and Austin Yetter competed in the 11 dive competition, with this being the latter two’s
first-ever 11 dive meet. Fuller was able to take second place overall, finishing behind St. Francis diver, Joseph Victor. Fuller’s score was good enough to break the pool record, had Victor also not broken it as well. While he may not have
gotten the pool record, Fuller broke Springville’s own 11-dive school record with his score of 502.85. This score also qualifies him for the state championship for his third consecutive year.
Eighth grader Mackenzie Owens continues her strong guard play for the Springville varsity girls basketball team, with a combined 39 points and 15 rebounds in two games last week. Owens had 23 points,
seven rebounds and three steals in a 45-37 loss to East Aurora on Jan. 7. She led the way in a 71-13 win over Cheektowaga on Jan. 10, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and three steals.
SGI Sports Schedule FRIDAY 1/17 V Wrestling: ECIC Championships, at Eden, 4 p.m. JV & V Boys Basketball: at Maryvale, 5 & 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY 1/18 V Boys Swimming & Diving: ECIC B Meet, at Maryvale, 9 a.m. V Wrestling: at ECIC Championships, 9 a.m. V Boys Swimming & Diving: at Lockport, 10 a.m. V Indoor Track: at BorderWar Track Classic, Houghton College, 10 a.m. TUESDAY 1/21 V Bowling: at Lackawanna,
4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY 1/22 JV & V Boys Basketball: Depew, 5 p.m. V Wrestling: at Lackawanna, 6 p.m. THURSDAY 1/23 V Bowling: Eden, 4:30 p.m. Mod Girls & Boys Basketball: Lake Shore, 5 & 6:15 p.m. Mod Wrestling: at West Seneca West, 5 p.m. FRIDAY 1/24 V Boys Swimming & Diving: ECIC Diving, at Sweet Home, 5 p.m. JV & V Girls Basketball: at Depew, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
The U14 race season is off! By Caitlin Croft The U14 Race Season opened with the Mud, Sweat n’ Gears Cup races at Toggenburg and Greek Peak. Athletes from the western half of the state gathered to see where they stacked up after all of their preseason training. The State Championships rankings are based on the best 5 results out of a possible 13 results throughout the season. Each race has a possibility of 3 results (each run and the overall result) with one result coming from the Super-G race which is only one run. Only overall results are reported, not individual runs. Day One was a Slalom at Toggenburg located south of Syracuse in Fabius, New York. Ladies: Lillian Rauch of Buffalo Ski Club finished
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13th, Emily Kloc (BSC) 18th and Lauren LaSalle (BSC) 39th. Men: Hannes Aubrecht (BSC) took 20th, Joey Hogenkamp of Kissing Bridge finished 34th, Jacob Sivic (BSC) 35th and Luke Seplaki (BSC) 36th. Day Two was a Giant Slalom held at Greek Peak in Cortland, New York. Ladies: Lillian Rauch (BSC) placed 12th, Emily Kloc (BSC) 29th and Lauren LaSalle (BSC) 48th. Men: Garrett Goetz (KB) found himself on the podium with a 3rd place finish. Hannes Aubrecht (BSC) took 28th, Drew Foley (KB) 33rd, Joey Hogenkamp (KB) 42nd, Luke Seplaki (BSC) 52nd and Jacob Sivic (BSC) 54th.
Learn to Crochet with SCA on Jan. 25
Photo submitted Learn to Crochet instructor Kaela Jacobs (right) works with a crochet student during a previous class.
A third “Learn to Tune in next week for full Crochet” class will be coverage of the U21/19/16 held at Springville Center series also held at Greek for the Arts on Saturday, Peak and Toggenburg.
Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon, with a snow date of Feb. 1. Instructor Kaela Jacobs
covered the basics of crochet last fall with two introductory courses. This follow-up will
continue building on those skills, as well as covering pattern reading and working “in the round.” The workshop is not limited to previous students. All are welcome who already have a basic understanding of single crochet and double crochet. Class size is kept small and space is limited. The cost is $20 and students are encouraged to bring their own yarn and hooks, but practice materials will be available. To register, call (716) 592-9038 or online at SpringvilleArts.org. Learn to Crochet III will be held in the Fran Vacanti classroom, on the second floor of Springville Center for the Arts, 37 N. Buffalo St., Springville.
Sheriff cautions BCH Pre-Diabetes, Erie County residents about Weight Loss program area waterways, trails
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard issues warning about area waterways and gorges. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to avoid kayaking, canoeing and other water activities in the area’s creeks and rivers. With the amount of rain predicted to fall throughout the area, water levels are expected to rise rapidly creating dangerous and even deadly conditions. Water levels in Cattaraugus Creek, especially within the Zoar Valley stretch, can experience reach as high as 6 feet above normal. The depth of the water, combined
with the volume, will create treacherous conditions that will not allow for rapid rescue responses. In addition to the increased water levels, the water temperature will remain dangerously cold hastening hypothermia once someone gets wet. Further, individuals are asked to stay away from valley edges and cliff rims. The heavy rains, coupled with the thawing ground, will soften and loosen the soil increasing the likelihood of collapse and ground slides.
Has your health care provider told you have pre-diabetes? One in 3 adults in the United States have prediabetes, and according to the Center for Disease Control, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is hosting a free “Pre-Diabetes and Weight Loss” program to kick-off 2020.
Classes are one hour long and will take place on Wednesdays at 1 and 6 p.m., meeting weekly for four months and then rounding out the year with monthly maintenance classes. Classes are starting soon! Decrease your chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes by participating in this program. For more information about this free program, call (716) 592-9643.
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