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Still Time to Enjoy the Fair

Ellicottville Regulars Represent at County Fair Holiday Valley Sponsors Demoliton Derby Team By Chad Neal

James Czora, Connor Callaghan, and Tyler Auteri after the Demolition Derby last Sunday.

Cows relax at the Cattaraugus County Fair, going on this week. The fair continues through Sunday night. Not only cattle, but horses, pigs, sheep, vendors, 4-H projects, coporations, midway rides and food all greet the visitors. Admission is only $9 daily, and that includes rides! Some grandstand entertainment does carry an additional charge. Check the fair web site at cattarauguscofair.com for more details.

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more of Ellicottville’s trend setters, up and comers and established legends. Many people may shy away from the spotlight because they don’t wish to be exposed which is expected. Although some of Ellicottville’s popular populace may want to tell of their lives and achievements. Pat Morgan is out there changing

his body and asked Holiday Valley to sponsor a demo car,” and they did. With some help from Holiday Valley Terrain Park Manager Pat Morgan and others the Holiday Valley 42/78 Demolition Derby team has the best looking car on the track. Now they have two more sponsors as well, the Clinton Restaurant and the Gin Mill. The color has remained green for the team’s car with white doors for number display and has gone from one to three cars now. This past Monday evening the three drivers entered the demolition derby at the Cattaraugus County Fair and lived to tell about it. Using all the tools they needed and garage space in an undisclosed locale and along with a special crew of mechanics, archivists and pranksters,Czora, Auteri and Callaghan became the starring roles for the

evenings destruction. These three guys work in, and around, Ellicottville. You may know them. Tyler Auteri works at his family’s business in Ellicottville, Dom’s Butcher Block, and wrangles stranded ropes course enthusiasts at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park with James Czora. Czora also uses his mixology knowledge with Connor Callaghan at the Gin Mill, in Ellicottville. Callaghan, who was brought up in Ellicottville, also works at The Ellicottville Depot and his family’s business in Salamanca, The Clinton Restaurant. This past Sunday, Czora and Callaghan were in the first heat. Czora was rolling in the green Holiday Valley 42/78 four-cylinder, numbered A9. And similarly, Callaghan lined See DEMO on page 2

Historical Landmark Celebrates 100 Years

Local Focus Pat Morgan EDITOR’S NOTE: Every community has its leaders. Their stories are known to some, but not all. In that same vein, every community has its share of unsung leaders. They are known to some family and select friends. This is the first story in a series to bring the stories of those in the community. If you know of someone that has a story to tell or is a walking story, let us know! We would be more than happy to give them the community spotlight and bring their story to the readers! All you have to do is send a brief email to chadski27@gmail.com or chris@ellicottvillenews. com. The following is an interview with Pat Morgan. The Ellicottville Mountain and Valley News wants to show off some

The Cattaraugus County Fair has begun. The excitement is in the air for the children who love the rides. There are far more positive attributes to the fair of course. The nightly attractions entice much of the crowds that enter the fairgrounds. The entertainment this year included national touring musical acts, .38 Special, and Josh Turner; Monster Trucks; Truck and Tractor Pulls; a stunt car show, and of course the ever popular Demolition Derby. A lot of people find junker cars to enter into the popular smash and crash show at the fair. Three of those racers were young, hip fellows from Ellicottville, Connor Callaghan, James Czora and Tyler Auteri. The first year for the 42/78 Demolition Derby team, 2009, is when, according to Connor Callaghan, “Mr. James Czora got a weird bone in

the face of Ellicottville right along with the construction going on every where. Some of the interview has been updated like his age, but it is there to give anyone who may be asked for an interview the kinds of questions EMVN asks. EMVN wants to assure everyone it’s all positive and we want to show off everyone from this great place. If you think someone is worthy, even if it is yourself send an email to chadski27@gmail.com. Pat Morgan is gaining a celebrity status in Ellicottville at a progressively cool pace. His style swaggers along with a media and tech savvy elite and he touches base with the unexceptional as well. Pat Morgan has vocalized with me words and hip See PAT MORGAN on page 2

Descendants of G.W.G Bowen Homestead in Eddyville Reunite By Chad Neal

A hundred years ago, a large, budding family decided to organize, to provide a home for their heirs and descendants. The (George Washington Grovnor) G.W.G. Bowen Homestead Association in Eddyville, a hamlet in Mansfield, NY, is a historical link to the past. Every summer the

members, mostly descendants of the huge family, gather for an annual Association meeting. The house has gone through many changes since it was built in the mid 1800s, and, for a while, a decade or so ago saw great deterioration. That is when Amy Knodt (Kuh-note) took over as

President of the G.W.G. Bowen Homestead Association (GWGBHA) and decided to restore the historical landmark. This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the Association. The old house that sits at the intersection of California Hill Road and Toad Hollow Road (CR14), in Eddyville, is a modest-looking house that reeks of antiquity. Upon entering through the front door, time ebbs into the Nineteenth Century. Old professional photographs line the walls and, with the help of Knodt and earlier association members, have been labeled to give details of the genealogy of families that were part of the G.W.G. Bowen story. Many of the families that lived See BOWEN on page 2


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phrases that gave me a scintillating tingling realization of this fellow’s brilliance. He belongs in this area because of his knowledge and acumen on the popular trends. He has the attitude that goes right along with it, and the civility and charm as well. He seems to know quite a bit about a lot and has the presence like the ‘Fonz’. I asked him a few hard hitting questions. 1.Who is Pat Morgan? “1. Pat Morgan is 30, and the Youth Marketing and Terrain Park Manager at HV.” 2.How did you come to settle in Ellicottville? “2. Great question, I’ve been a lot of places through other jobs with Forum Snowboards and Red Bull, but for some reason, this place feels like home. Mainly because there’s a lot of potential in this town and surrounding area, and it’s a fun challenge to try and find new ways to maximize it.” 3.What does a Youth Marketing and Terrain Park Manager do? “3. My job is pretty cool... the terrain park side of the job is an operations job, it starts with assessing the risks/ rewards of building park features....you can build the biggest thing you could ever dream up, but ultimately you have to build to the general ability of the users, rather than the ego of the designer...it’s fun working with the team at HV dreaming up cool features, and then getting to go out and construct them- oh and we get to ride them too! The youth marketing gig is kind of a combo of keeping in touch with the younger marketing initiatives, and then working with a group sales team at the resort to keep young’ns interested in what we’re doing here at the resort...” 4.What is your favorite thing about Ellicottville? “4. Hard to pinpoint just one thing...I like the fact that there is a core group of like- minded individuals here who can’t get enough winter in this town...and I like when others come from near and far to share in what we live for...the water slide at HV is great

and all, but give me a long sold snowy winter any day of the week.” 5. What kind of plans do you have for Ellicottville? “5.I think it all depends what the succession plan is here in town... it’s no secret the decision makers around here are a bit more... mature? There needs to be a point where youth can step in and start to lend some progressive ideas, while still showing appreciation for what has already been accomplished...finding a balance will be key... it’d be great to think that a younger generation had more vested interest in a town than to simply come down to party... it’d be great for the leaders in place now to start sharing their plans and formulas for success with a younger crowd, so we’re not left scratching our heads one day wondering where all the people are...” 7.How big are you gonna go? “7. It may be overconfident, but I think we can go as big as we want... from a resort standpoint I hope to start attracting some of the larger action sports... we’re not talking ‘X-Games’ here, but there are some peripheral contest series that we’d be able to host that would bring some amazing talent to the slopes, and ultimately a spotlight on our town and local businesses.” Pat is an interesting, intelligent, up and coming powerhouse in Ellicottville. His impressive wordsmith ability and on the fly wit make it seem easy to emcee a mike at certain events. He has a network of contacts and connections it seems that rivals a Hollywood agent. This ‘cool cat’ is destined for something great and it airs apparent that he wants to do it in this Special town, and turn it into a more elite destination. A lot of his friends have nicknames for him, ‘Nipper’, ‘Skeletor’, and other monikers too I’m sure, so with his popularity and ability to draw attention to the hip, trendy world of resort living we may just have a ‘Pop Icon” in our midst.

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lived in Eddyville at the time became relations through marriage and lineage. The history of this small hamlet is epic, interesting and remarkable. There are many descendants of these families strewn throughout the United States now and, believe it or not, you may be related somehow to this grand family if your family has lived in the area for generations. G.W.G. Bowen and his family were pioneers in Mansfield and Eddyville. He was Justice of the Peace and his family owned a cheese box factory that burned down in a historical blaze in June of 1885. He also became Post Master in June of 1896. Bowen’s parents were Moses and Betsy (Hopkins) Bowen. And, though G.W.G. did have children with his first wife, his second wife Lydia bore him most of his sons and daughters. The lineage has many surnames and many more descendants and is quite impressive, because the documentation keeping, the annals of the generations that followed. Amy and her husband, Harry Knodt, have been spending summers in Eddyville at the old house restoring it. The condition it was in was deplorable. Harry said he has done quite a bit of work including rebuilding a new porch roof, repairing ceilings, floors and walls inside, building a small deck in the back of the house, windows and some electrical all while keeping the integrity of the historical house. The centennial reunion is this weekend, Aug. 4, and open house is before and after for a couple weeks, for visiting relatives and guests.

The Knodts have spent a lot of time this year getting ready for what they plan on being a large reunion. The house is full of artifacts, photographs and furniture from a time almost forgotten. It is living memorial of a grand family and can act as a history lesson for anyone who spends a little time investigating the interesting house. Anyone interested in the history of the area can surly find something to talk about at the G.W.G. Bowen Homestead in Eddyville. Eddyville is a community in the middle of Little Valley, Cattaraugus, and Ellicottville which none can lay claim to, and it has proven to generations to be the epitome of the phrase “it takes a village” over and over. The significance of the homestead is quite an undertaking because of the diligence of Bowen’s scions. The history of Eddyville is compelling and the sheer number of relatives that came from the patriarch G.W.G. Bowen is amazing. All families have a family tree and many of them have historical records but not many homesteads are known about much less kept up. The Bowen Homestead was taken care of, is one of few if not the only in the area, and is now in wonderful shape and ready for visitors. There is a website you can visit for some information bowenhomestead.org or there is also a facebook page too under G.W.G Bowen Homestead Association. This Saturday August, 4th is the grand Centennial Reunion as well for relatives and visitors to reunite. Are you a descendant? I am.

continued from page 1 up next to him sporting the A10. “We were parked next to each other and when we looked at each other we were pumped,” said Callaghan Auteri was in a sixcylinder car, painted the same, in the third heat. Auteri’s door was spraypainted with the racers number C15. His heat had 16 cars smashing into each other, while Czora and Callaghan “got into a lot of car accidents.” with eight other drivers. “The most memorable moment was getting pulled off the track and hearing the crowd cheering. We had a big fan base,” Callaghan recalled and said his second favorite part of the experience was “looking back at the guy behind me, when they were counting down and I was thinking, ‘you’re going down!’” Callaghan also shared their demise on the track. “I ran out of gas and Czora’s battery got disconnected, stopping his car, and Tyler was pushed out of bounds.” he said. Some fans of Auteri’s were insinuating corruption in the officiating, but that doesn’t matter now. The crew plans on doing it again next year, after the next round this Sunday Aug. 6th at the Cattaraugus County Fair, when Czora plans on smashing and crashing again. The other two drivers don’t have plans as

August 2012 Live Regional Musical Acts at Seneca Allegany

Some of the best live musical acts from Western New York, Southern Ontario and beyond can be seen for free at Seneca Casinos. Casino Bar at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, is the places to be for intimate, live music while enjoying drinks and gaming. Upcoming acts in August at Casino Bar in Salamanca include: Date / Music (Genre) / Time Aug. 3 / Only Humen (Classic Rock) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 4 / Joe & The Shmoes (Classic Rock) / 2:30 PM6:30 PM Aug. 4 / Pocket Change (Variety) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 5 / Harvey & The Hurricanes (Blues) / 2 PM-6 PM Aug. 10 / SKY (Classic Rock) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 11 / Red Rhythm (Blues) / 2:30 PM-6:30 PM Aug. 11 / Shaky Ray & The Cobalt Blues Band (Blues) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 12 / Ray D O’Flyer (Classic Rock) / 2 PM-6 PM Aug. 17 / Bluze Inn (Blues/Rock/Bop) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 18 / Pocket Change (Variety) / 2:30 PM-6:30 PM Aug. 18 / Bad Money (Variety) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 19 / 23 Skidoo (Old Time Swing) / 2 PM-6 PM Aug. 24 / Coyote (Country) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 25 / Red Rhythm (Blues) / 2:30 PM-6:30 PM Aug. 25 / Robert “Freightrain” Parker (Blues) / 7 PM-11 PM Aug. 26 / Missy Ray & Co. (Contemporary Rock) / 2 PM-6 PM About Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is nestled at the foot of the majestic Allegany Mountains along the New York/ Pennsylvania border and is located off exit 20 of the Interstate 86 near U.S. Route 219. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guests can enjoy 2,000 slot machines and 33 table games, seven restaurants, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel with 212 deluxe rooms, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool. Please visit www.SenecaCasinos.com for more information.

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of yet, but “don’t quote me on that,” said Auteri. Czora has been driving for the 42/78 team since ‘09, “The first couple years we didn’t make it too far,” confessed Callaghan, “but last year we made improvements. We had a Chevy Lumina and placed fourth in the Feature on Sunday night. We’ve been smashing cars since ‘09 and don’t have any plans on stopping. We had three cars and it can only get better from here.” You will be able to find their fans on Sunday Night when you go to watch Czora vie for the coveted trophy and cash prize. The group of bright yellow tee shirts will indicate where you should hang out. The energy is high and draft beer is aplenty for the show. The 42/78 team and fan base may be distracting but they are in it for the fun. The team is learning every step of the way and setting their sights at the top. Gaining respect from the veterans of Demolition Derby. Slowly but surely, the 42/78 team may just start a new saga in the exhibition of wrecking automobiles. They definitely started something for the hip 20-Somethings in Ellicottville. These trend setting demolitionists will more than likely have a bigger team next year growing right along with Holiday Valley and Ellicottville.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 Rick Warner Benefit - Sat., August 4, The Ladies Aid at the Farmersville Community Church is having a benefit at the Farmersville Center Community Church on Rt 98. A dinner of BBQ Chicken or Ribs and Chinese Auction begin at 4pm. Chinese Auction drawings at 6pm. Baked goods will also be available. Franklinville Community Yard Sale Day - Sat., August 4th - presented by Franklinville Area Chamber of Commerce. More info to follow soon! Beef on Weck Lunch Sale - Sat., August 4, Noon til Gone during the Community Sales Day Event. Includes sandwich, pickle, beverage, and a drink. Raffle tickets for a beautiful handmade king size quilt for $5.00 per ticket. Location: Franklinville Presbyterian Church 25 South Main Street Franklinville. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 GREAT VALLEY SENIOR GROUP AUGUST MEETING - The Great Valley Senior Group, including the towns of Great Valley, Humphrey, Salamanca, Ellicottville and Mansfield, will meet on Wednesday, August 8 at the Great Valley Fire Hall. We will be having our annual picnic. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided grilled by Dan and Ed Brown. Please bring your own place setting and a dish to pass. Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m. Come early to meet and greet all you friends, new and old. If you have any questions about the meeting, please call Yvonne Darts at 945-4586. Come, join us. Our August trip will be on Thursday, August 16th, to the Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY. We will see a performance of Barefoot in the Park. The bus leaves at 8:15 am. Our Tuesday, September 18th, trip will be the Ohio Amish “Brown Bag” Tour with several stops in that area. The bus leaves at 7:45 am. These trips are currently full, but please put your name on the waiting list in case someone has to cancel. It happens! If you have any questions about the trips, call Pat Pawlowski at 699-2541 or Barb Sergel at 699-2905. See you there!! Saturday, August 11 Mansfield Area Historical Society, 7691 Toad Hollow Rd. Presentation on the Keis home formerly the summer home of actor James Whitmore open at 11 am. SUNDAY, August 12 Creekside Roundup - NBHA Co-sanctioned Game Show Aug. 12 at 9am at Arena on Route 16. 9:00 AM. THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 Allegany Rockin’ Ribfest at Veterans Memorial Park in Salamanca - Thurs., Aug. 16 - Sat., Aug. 18 the 1st Annual festival is presented by the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce. Professional, national, champion barbecue teams will compete for trophies while offering their specially prepared foods to the public. The champion cooking teams include: Hog Wild Barbeque - Mansfield, OH; Two Guys BBQ - Canton, OH; Wells Hog Wild - Warren, PA; My Happy Place BBQ - Delaware, OH; SGT. Oink’s BBQ Co - Tiffin, OH. Ribfest will feature a kid friendly “Kid Zone” with bounce houses and face painting; visit the art & craft vendors; and don’t miss the daily live music featuring The Bob Hartle Band, West of the Mark, a Johnny Cash Tribute Show and more! There is no admission charge. www.salamancachamber.org for more information. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 17,18,19 Franklinville Fire Dept. Annual Firemen’s Carnival August 17-19 across from the fire hall. Friday- round and square dancing and Zephyr 8-12 AM, Saturday-Flipside 8-12 AM, fireworks at dusk, Sunday-craft show. Vendors needed for the craft show - August 19, 9am-5pm. Contact Mike at 676-3892. SatURDAY, AugUST 18 Olean Barbershop Chorus presents, “We Sing to Feed Them All!”--a free concert in support of the Franklinville Food Pantry Sat., Aug. 18, 7-8:30pm at the Franklinville First Baptist Church. For more info: www.oleanbarbershopchorus.org Ice Cream Social, Bake Sale and Craft Show - Sat., August 18, 10am-4pm at Franklinville Presbyterian Church, 25 South Main Street, Franklinville. Civil War lectures at Cattaraugus County Museum. “Battlefield Preservation” will be the topic of Nicholas Redding, 2pm at The Stone House, 9824 Route 16, Machias

MEETINGS CALENDAR All meetings are at 7 PM unless otherwise stated Ashford - (4th Tuesday) Aug. 28 7:30 Cattaraugus County Legislature - (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) 3 PM August 15 & 29 Cattaraugus Village - (2nd Monday) August 13th Centerville - (2nd Tuesday) August 14th East Otto - (2nd Tuesday) August 14th Ellicottville Town (6 pm) - (3rd Wednesday) August 15th Ellicottville Village - (2nd Monday) August 13th Farmersville - (3rd Monday) August 20th Franklinville Town - (2nd Tues.) August 14th (7:30 PM) Franklinville Village - (2nd & 4th Mon.) August 13 & 27 Great Valley - (2nd Monday) August 13th Humphrey - (2nd Monday) August 13th Ischua - (2nd Tuesday) August 14th Little Valley Town - (2nd Monday) August 13th Little Valley Village - (4th Tuesday) August 28th Lyndon - (2nd Tuesday) August 14th Machias - (3rd Monday) August 20th Mansfield - (3rd Monday) August 20th Otto - (3rd Tuesday) August 21st Salamanca City - (2nd & 4th Tues.) August 14th & 28th Salamanca Town - (2nd Tuesday) August 14th Rushford - (2nd Monday) August 13th (8 PM) Yorkshire - (2nd Monday) August 13th Ellicottville CS Board - (2nd and 4th Tues.) August 14th & 28th Franklinville CS Board - (3rd Thurs.) August 16th 2012 COUNTY PLANNING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE All meetings are held at 7 PM on the last Thursday of each month, at the County Center, 3rd Floor in the large committee room- 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY.,unless otherwise scheduled. All items/referrals to be placed on the Agenda must be received in the Planning Office no later than noon the Thursday prior to the meeting.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 DOLL SHOW - The Southwestern York-Penn Doll Club will be holding its third annual Doll Show and Sale on Sat., August 25, 10am3pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olean. Admission is $5.00 for adults. Children under 12 free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be old dolls, new dolls, collectable dolls, teddy bears, miniatures and toys for sale at the show. Kathleen Rumfola, a well known doll artist whose work has been shown in Doll Castle News and other doll magazines, will be holding a workshop for people attending the show. The workshop, FUN WITH STICKS AND STONES, will be on going throughout the day. There will not be a charge for attending the workshop. Informal appraisals of dolls will also be done at the show. The Southwestern York - Penn Doll Club was founded in 1975 The group meets in Hinsdale the last Wednesday of each month. Besides members presenting doll programs, the club supports various charities throughout the year. New members are always welcome. If you have any questions about the doll show or the doll club, please contact Wende Kenyon at 585-466-3037 or Karen Ostrum at kostrum@gmail.com ON-GOING EVENTS & MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings Saturdays, Franklinville Free Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St.

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Alzheimer Support Group Meeting - Second Fri. of the month, 1pm, The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, Machias Campus. For caregivers and family members or friends of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. Public is encouraged to attend. For more info. 716-353-8516 American Red Cross Blood Drives • Thurs., August 9, Noon-5:30 pm at Firemans Community Center, 188 W Main St., Allegany, NY. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood. Receive a coupon for a FREE half gallon of Turkey Hill SunBrew Iced Tea! AUDUBON CENTER & SANCTUARY All take place at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/. • Saturday, August 4, 7 am-noon, MAPS Bird Banding: Join bird bander Emily Thomas to learn how ornithologists study birds. Free, but donations appreciated. • Monday, August 6, 2-3 pm, Walk with a Naturalist: Topics will depend on what is happening on the trail and what the staff naturalist observes. You are sure to learn something new and get some great fresh air and exercise! $5/member, $7/non-member, free for Audubon volunteers. • Saturday, August 11, 10 am-noon, Little Explorers/Nature Detectives: Forest Fun! 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, August 9: call (716) 569-2345. Walk-ins may be accepted, but might not be able to participate in craft and/or snack. • Monday, August 13, 2-3 pm, Walk with a Naturalist: Topics will depend on what is happening on the trail and what the staff naturalist observes. You are sure to learn something new and get some great fresh air and exercise! $5/member, $7/non-member, free for Audubon volunteers. • Saturday, August 25, 10am-4pm, Monarch Butterfly Festival: Experience a room filled with caterpillars, chrysalises, flowers and butterflies – and bring your camera! Observe tagging butterflies so scientists can track their migration. Learn about plants for the ultimate butterfly garden. Crafts, food, fun for all! $5/members; $7/ non-members; free for children two and under. • Friday, August 31, 7-9 pm, Family Campfire and Hike: Come for fun, fire, snacks, and an evening hike. $5/member, $7/non-member, $5/children 12 and under, free/children 2 and under. Spaces limited. Reservations required by Wednesday, August 29 at (716) 569-2345, info@jamestownaudubon.org, or on-line form. Blount Library - Franklinville Mon. 9am-7pm; Tues.-Thurs. 9am-6pm; Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 9am1pm • Bridge Lessons are being held on Tuesdays, Noon-2pm at the library. Please come and learn how to play. • Blount Library in the Summer! Summer Reading Program - Mondays through Aug. 13 - Movie 10am, check the library for the list of titles. If you have any questions please call the library at 716-676-5715. • The Zoomobile from the Buffalo Zoo will be available August 9 at 10 am with 5 different species. They will be discussing the nocturnal habits of these animals. Space is limited for this program so please stop in to sign up. • Defensive Driving Class - Tuesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 23, 6-9 pm at Blount Library. AARP members $17, nonAARP members $19, Educator special in August $5. Sign up for this class is necessary, please stop in at the circulation desk. • Breakfast Every Sunday - Breakfast will be served every Sun., 8-11am, Franklinville VFW. Breakfast Buffet on the last Sun. of every month (except in December). Kingsbury Hill Rd and Hardy’s Corners Rd., Franklinville. For more info. 676-2058.

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Cadiz Celebrating 200th Anniversary - Ischua Valley Historical Society is planning to commemorate this milestone. The IVHS is busy researching information on the history of this area and would appreciate your sharing any maps, letters, pictures or stories on Cadiz. Please contact Magggie Fredrickson at 676-2590 if you can help . This year the Howe Prescott Pioneer House located in Cadiz will be open 1-4 pm on Sunday, August 5th. Come and hear the fascinating story of Cadiz and the secret it kept for over 100 years. Cattaraugus County Arts Council announces Summer Art Classes for Kids - at CCAC’s studio - 100 West Main Street, Allegany and are offered to youth in grades K-6. Classes for children (ages 5-6) includes Also for kids in grades K-1 is a two day class, Matisse Masterpieces: Wild Beasts - August 6 & 7, 10-11:30am. Fee $30.00 Classes for children in grades 2-5 ( ages 7-11) include our Ceramic Series - 9-11am and include Clay Masks on Aug. 9 and Ceramic Tiles on Aug. 14. Individual classes are $30 per session. Students may enroll in 1 or all classes in this series. If you child signs up for 3 or more classes, tuition drops to $25. Also for grade 2-5 is CCAC’s Studio Series - these classes will focus on fundamental drawing,painting, and 3D sculpture skills. Classes include Still Life Drawing on Aug.13, Buttons and Beads on Aug. 15, and Abstract Painting on Aug. 17. Individual classes are $30 per session. Students may enroll in 1 or all classes in this series. Tuition drops to $25 per class with enrollment in 3 or more sessions. Cattaraugus County Tea Party Patriots - 1st & 3rd Mon., 6:30pm, John Ash Senior Center, 112 N. Barry St., Olean - Meetings are open to the public. The group was formed by local residents concerned about excessive government spending and regulation www.cattcoteaparty.org The Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County – Next meeting is scheduled for 7 PM, date TBA at The Pines, West State Street (next to Tops) in Olean, NY. Local environmental issues are discussed monthly. For more information go to CCCC’s website at: www.concernedcitizens.homestead.com Craft Group - Meets every Monday (except holidays) at 2 PM at the Franklinville First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Bring a craft, learn a craft, teach a craft! Cattaraugus County Museum Announced that it will be open on the third Saturday of the month from May until October from 10am-2pm. The museum is located on the first floor of the Stone House, 9824 Route 16, Machias. For more info. 716-353-8200 Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Ellicottville Memorial Library • Movie Events – On Thursday August 9th at 1 pm the library will be showing the movie “The Lorax” based on the book by Dr. Seuss. On Tuesday August 21st at 7 pm the library will be hosting the movie “The Hunger Games” based on the book by Suzanne Collins. These two events are free and will take place in the Community Room of the library. Both movies will be shown on the large projector screen. • Attention kids – Dooley, a six year old yellow lab, would love to listen to you read!!! Dooley is part of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program (READ) and he is a registered therapy animal who volunteers with his owner/handler Martha Brown. Their next visit is at 3 pm on August 9th. Please contact the library at 699-2842 to sign up for a fifteen minute time period if you are interested in reading. • Local artwork on display – the gallery area of the library currently has artwork on display by five local women artists. There are a variety of watercolor, pastel and oil paintings. Stop by the library and check out these amazing pieces of art. • Exercise classes – We have a variety of exercise classes being offered throughout the week. Please call or stop by the library for a list of dates and times. • Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. Franklinville Area Chamber of Commerce - Meetings are the first Wed. of the month, Morgan Hall, Franklinville Franklinville Senior Citizens - 4th Tues. of the month. Dinner - 5pm, Meeting - 6pm, Presbyterian Church, S. Main St., Franklinville. Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary - “World’s Largest Waterfowl Sanctuary” 5067 Townline Road, West Valley - Open Sundays in August 2-5pm. Guided tours, 55 species, 550 flying geese, ducks and swans, 3 Endangered Species, 10 singing, dancing swans. Hand feed the geese & 2,000 Koi Fish, Gift shop. Senior discounts. Tour the two largest covered aviaries in the U.S.. Group tours by appointment Monday through Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors & Children (under 12) $5. 716-942-6835, www.gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm.com E-mail: rosebird@frontiernet.net Historical Society at the Miner’s Cabin (A Victorian Mansion) - Franklinville open by appointment only. To take a tour or do genealogical research, please call 716-676-2590. Howe-Prescott Pioneer House in Cadiz open the first Sunday of August from 1-4pm. Open by appointment at other times - 716-676-2590. Ischua Valley Historical Society Miner’s Cabin ( A Victorian Mansion), 9 Pine St., Franklinville. Open to the public for tours and research, 1-4pm every Sunday in August. Open by appointment at other times - 716-676-2590. Memorial Library of Little Valley • Summer Reading Program, Dream Big---Read! Story times for the 2011-2012 Pre-K and K students at 1 pm on August 13 & 20. Children from this past year’s first and second grades will meet at 1pm on August 14 & 21. Sessions for this year’s third and fourth graders be held at 1pm on August 16 & 23. • Parents are asked to register their children for the events by calling the Library at 938-6301. Summer hours are: Monday and Tuesday, 10:00-4:30 and 6:00-8:00, Thursday, 10:00-6:00 and Friday, 10:00-4:30. The Library is closed Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Narcotics Anonymous - Every Sun., 7 pm, Franklinville Free Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St., Franklinville.The group is open to anyone experiencing problems with substance abuse. Salamanca Historical Museum is now open Tues., Thurs., Sat from 10am - 4pm. Three floors of Salamanca history. Please visit us at 125 Main Street Salamanca, NY. “WE MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE” - free of charge and totally handicapped accessible. Supper & Study - every Thursday evening at the Machias UM Church, 9741 Route 16 in Machias. Supper is at 6PM. Study at 7PM. Call 716-353-4641. Toastmasters - Have you always wanted to learn public speaking or perhaps hone your skills in the art? Did you know that the public speaking group meets each month? 2nd Tues. of the month, 7pm, JCC College Center, Olean, Room 227.

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As New York gears up for the largest stock car race of the year, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel will add to the excitement by hosting a public meet-and-greet with legendary race car driver Rusty Wallace. The event takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, in the pre-function area near the Seneca Allegany Events Center. Wallace is one of the winningest drivers in the sport of professional stock car driving with 55 victories throughout his 35-year career. He is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association’s (NMPA) Hall of Fame and a two-time NMPA Driver of the Year. Wallace is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on NASCAR racing and continues to contribute as an analyst during nationallytelevised races. Wallace comes to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel just before a major racing weekend in nearby Watkins Glen, NY. During the meet-andgreet, racing fans will have the

opportunity to have their pictures taken and get autographs. Prior to the event, guests can enjoy the Win-

ners’ Circle Hot Seat from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the casino’s gaming floor, with drawings every half-hour for a chance to drive an authentic race car simulator and win $200 in Free Slot Play. To enter, guests should play on their favorite slot machine with their free Seneca Players Club Card inserted, and then listen for their names to be called. About Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is nestled at the foot of the majestic Allegany Mountains along the New York/Pennsylvania border and is located off exit 20 of the Interstate 86 near U.S. Route 219. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guests can enjoy 2,000 slot machines and 33 table games, seven dining locations, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel with 212 deluxe hotel rooms, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool. Please visit www.SenecaCasinos.com for more information.

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Hosts Expansion Job Fair On Aug. 8

Nearly 50 positions available in advance of hotel expansion

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel will host an Expansion Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from noon to 8 p.m. at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca. Recruiters will be available to meet with career-seekers for nearly 50 available fulland part-time positions. Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel has a mix of existing as well as new positions available, due to the ex-

panded hotel tower that is slated to open later this fall – which will increase the number of rooms from 212 to 413. Career openings at the upcoming Expansion Job Fair include housekeeping and resort operations, food and beverage positions,

table games dealers, and more. Prospective employees are encouraged to bring copies of a resume, dress professionally and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews, as most positions will provide

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Know your Roller Derby Girls Roller Derby Diva Isa Wilkins a.k.a. “Kraut Scout”” by Chad Neal

Isa “Kraut Scout” Wilkins is straight out of the mother country of Germany, where she first was exposed to Roller Derby when she watched it with her family. Kraut Scout has been in New York for seven years now and has been in Roller Derby for 2 years. When she saw a notice at work about the sport she wasted no time finding out about it. “I found out about derby in March of 2010 when I worked at a gas station and saw a flyer hanging on our board. After work I immediately stopped at Skateland (Franklinville) and talked to the owner about joining the derby team and he told me that I was the second girl interested and I started skating that night and haven’t stopped since.” Kraut Scout recalled. Being one of the first of the squad on the Rockin’ Rural Roller Girls league out of Franklinville Kraut Scout said they waited a while to get a full team together so they could practice regularly and correctly. Once we had enough girls together we just started to hit and played derby without pads. Not a good idea. I had major rink rash and drew first blood when I fell and ripped my knee open pretty good.” Scout shared not getting into the major injuries yet. Isa “Kraut Scout” Wilkins is a blocker on the Nurse Ratchet team, “I just love to hit people and get my aggressions out,” she said also revealing that she wears Wicked skates while she rolls on the track. While Kraut Scout was growing up in Germany

she played soccer and she was on a dancing squad. “I was on a dance team (carnival dancing) for 13 years, I started dancing when I was 4 years old.” she revealed and also told of her family she now has here in America, “I have two wonderful girls that are 3 and 6 years old, and I currently work as a Customer Service Manager at Walmart, but my dream would be to be a corrections officer.” Kraut Scout has suffered some abuse in the face and in the name of the sport of roller derby. “My favorite and worst memory from derby was the very first time we went up against another team. We went to a “fresh-meat” tournament in Oswego, NY. It was so much fun skating against another team, but sadly, four minutes before the first half was over I slipped on a wet spot on the floor and hurt my knee. I was out for 5 months before I started skating again. A few weeks back on skates and I fell and tore my PCL and was out again. I missed the first season with my

team, but after being out with my injury for almost a year I was ready for the next season. I still have issues with my knee but I love derby way too much to quit. We, in our league are more than just derby sisters and wives, we are family and this is something you just can’t give up so easy,” she said. There are two leagues in Cattaraugus County, the Rockin’ Rural Roller Girls (RRRG)and the Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby(EMRD) league consisting of three teams. The RRRG Nurse Ratchets and Blazin Bettys, and the EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers. Kraut Scout explained that due to distances most of the girls from her league RRRG went to EMRD. “Our league started out with most EMRD girls. Most of them lived in the Olean area so we eventually split up. I am one of three original RRRG skaters left along with Kutthraot Krystal and MNM’z. We started our league back up and are going strong ever since,” Kraut Scout said reassuring roller derby is here to stay. Kraut Scout shared her enthusiasm for the sport and also gave some insight into what she has obtained from the sport. “What I get out of derby is a wonderful friendship with all these amazing women, good exercise and of course a lot of scrapes ad cool bruises!” The Nurse Ratchets next bout is in Syracuse against the Syracuse Roller Revolution on August 11th. For more details and information check out triplergderby. com. Roll on!

Finger Lakes Impact Holds off S-Tier Diesel

In NFA football action on July 21, the host Finger Lakes Impact defeated the Southern Tier Diesel, 38-26. The Impact led at halftime, 14-6. The Diesel recovered two first half turnovers, but could not turn them into scores. With two touchdowns in the final three minutes, including one set up by a Diesel turnover, the Impact clinched the win. Pat Folland of Hinsdale caught eight passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns, plus he led the Diesel on defense with eight tackles. Jason Folland of Ellicottville caught seven passes for 74 yards and one touchdown, plus he had six tackles and one pass interception on defense.

The game, played at Tom Coughlin Field in Waterloo which was named in honor of the New York Giants’ twotime Super Bowl winning coach who was an athlete at Waterloo in the 1960’s, was also a Breast Cancer Awareness Game. The teams wore pink socks and armbands in support of breast cancer research. On August 11, when the Southern Tier Diesel hosts the Southern Tier Warriors for their final home game at Bradner

Stadium in Olean, Chris Bennion said that the game is also for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Southern Tier Diesel invites local fans to the game to root for the Diesel and support breast cancer research. Game time is 5:30 pm. Local players on the Diesel, who are coached by JR Bennion (Chris’s brother), are Jason “Moose” Marsh of Machias, Machias native Nick Bocharski of Salamanca, Chris Bennion of Yorkshire, Delevan native Tim Stafford of Java Center, and Kale Wischman of Arcade. The Southern Tier Diesel visits the Buffalo Gladiators for its next start on August 4.

Macker Officials Extend Deadline

Entries are still being accepted for the Olean Gus Macker Basketball Tournament. The Olean High School Sports Boosters and the Olean City School District Foundation are calling for visitors, students and community members to sign up for the August 17-19 Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament. Entry deadline for teams interested in this year’s tournament are Sunday, August 4 at MIDNIGHT for applications that are submitted by mail AND for internet entries. To register on-line, go to www.macker.com or mail an application to Gus Macker Application, P.O. Box 70, Greenville, MI 48838. GOACC will be mailing completed registration forms by the end of the day, Thursday, August 3. Include yours by

the deadline with form and payment. No faxed application forms will be accepted. The entry fee must accompany the team application, and can be paid by check or credit card. The entry fee for four player teams is $124. The two groups anticipate having over 300 teams and 10,000 spectators from a 100-mile radius to attend the 3-day event and see this as a great opportunity to showcase Olean. The tournament will take place on Delaware Avenue and North Barry Streets in Olean, NY. The tournament, based on basketball played in driveways throughout the U.S., will include players who have no experience to those who have played college and semi-professional basketball. Primarily based on their age and level of

experience, players will be placed in divisions where they will be most evenly matched. Depending on the number of teams placed in a specific division, players and the teams they’re on will be playing for first- and second- and third trophies. Also teams that finish last in their divisions could receive “Toilet bowl” trophies. The Charter Members of the Gus Macker Olean are Park Centre Development, CUTCO/Ka-Bar Visitors Center, and the Kinley Corporation. Organizers also are looking for volunteers to keep score, serve as referees, assist with water and food distribution, and help set up and tear down. To volunteer or for more information, please contact David Carucci at (716) 372-9289 or Meme K. Yanetsko at 372-4433.

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SPORTS

Lessons from the Pro Part 15:

Releasing the Power The term “release” has many interpretations. For purposes of this article, we’ll define “release”: The movement of the body segments in the forward swing allowing energy built up in the backswing to be unleashed with maximum force in the proper direction through impact. This important aspect of the swing is referred to in physics as the principal of :”conservation of momentum”, and directly affects the magnitude of acceleration of the golf ball and the distance which it travels after being struck. The following movements must be accomplished for a proper release to occur: 1. Movement of the body segments which impact velocity and acceleration to the clubhead should occur by reaction and must happen in proper sequence (legs, hips, torso, arms, and finally the golf club. 2. Spine angle and head position are critical to proper uncoiling because of the need for an axis of rotation. The upper body cannot be allowed to move ahead of the lower body or consistency will be sacrificed, and power lost. Stability will result in a shallower path of the clubhead as well as more solid and powerful contact with the ball. 3. The uncoiling process should continue at a rapid pace so that all the available power can be gathered and transferred from larger to smaller muscles and eventually to the clubhead at impact. The uncoiling begins at the feet, which in turn activates and leads the hips and upper body, carring the arms and club downward. The arms and club rotate in conjunction with the upper body. 4. The squaring of the clubface will occur naturally, if the previously described movements take place. Manipulation of the hands to consciously or subconsciously control the clubface will disconnect much of the power to the clubhead and also make consistency of direction very difficult. 5. Power should continue to be gathered and a sense of applying force from inside the flight or target line through the ball should be accomplished by the right side. Arm, and hand as in an underhand throwing motion. 6. The player continues to uncoil. As the hands approach the right leg, centrifugal force should be moving all the gathered power into the club and causing the unhinging of the wrists. The power is beginning to be released. The path of the clubhead has already been established; therefore it is important for the player to let the

By Steve Carney

momentum of the swing Holiday Valley Director of Golf/ dictate the direction of PGA Master Golf Professional the club. At impact, the power is finally released into the clubhead and through the ball. Maximum compression and resulting acceleration of the ball are a result of releasing the power correctly. Watch next week for “To the Finish”

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Police Reports Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office

is due to appear in the Little Valley Court at a later date to answer the charge.

He is due to appear in the Town of Portville Court at a later date to answer the charge.

7/31/12 – Sean D. DeWitt, 20, of Franklinville, was arrested on a charge of second-degree menacing. It is alleged that DeWitt, while involved in an altercation with another male at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, pulled a knife and threatened the other male with it. He

7/31/12 – Michael K. Crawford II, 21 of Portville, was arrested on a warrant stemming form an endangering the welfare of a child charge. Crawford was arraigned in the Town of Portville Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $100 bail.

7/29/12 – William M. Fisher, 20, of Salamanca, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a bloodalcohol content greater than .18 percent. The arrest came after patrol responded to Route 242 in the Town of Napoli for a report of a tractor in the ditch. Upon arrival patrol noticed that Fisher had allegedly driven the tractor off the roadway and rolled the vehicle. The tractor was determined to b full-sized farm tractor. He was processed and released to appear in the Town of Napoli Court at a later date to answer the charges. 7/29/12 – Major D. Sterns, 20, of Frewsburg, was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in the Town of Coldspring. He was issued an appearance ticket and is due to appear in the same court at a later date to answer the charge. Also arrested and charged was an unnamed 17-year old male. He is due to return to the same court at a later date. 7/29/12 – Peter W. Adams III, 40, of Hinsdale, was arrested on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail to appear at the next available court date. 7/29/12 – William R. Innes, 21, of Buffalo, was arrested at a residence on Tugg Hill Road, in the Town of Machias, on a charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It

was also discovered that Innes had provided police with a fictitious name in order to avoid arrest on a warrant issued out of Tonawanda. Innes had made a written statement using the fake name and was taken into custody for false personation and making a false witness statement. A subsequent search of Innes revealed a bag of what is believed to be cocaine. He was arraigned and bail was set at $5,000. He is due to return to the Town of Machias Court at a later date to answer all the charges. 7/27/12 – Shana R. Workman, 38, of Kennedy, was arrested on charges of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to maintain lane after a traffic stop on Route 242 in the Town of Napoli. A check revealed that she did not have a license and her privilege to drive in New York had been suspended. She is due to return to the Town of Napoli Court at a later date to further answer the charges. 7/26/12 – Jason C. Latham, 31, of Allegany, was arrested on a charge of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after a traffic stop for inadequate brakes, in the Town of Allegany. A check revealed that his driving privileges in New York had been suspended. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle he was operating had an altered inspection sticker. Latham was subsequently charged with inadequate brake lights and displaying an altered inspection sticker. He is due to appear in Allegany Court at a later date to further answer the charges. 7/23/12 – Micheal D. Learn, 19, of Arcade, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Machias Court for failure to appear. He was arraigned in the Town of Yorkshire Court and released to appear in the Town of Machias Court to answer the charges at a later date. 7/21/12 – Michael R.

Layfield, 48, of Olean, was arreted after a domestic incident at his residence, after allegedly destroying property that belong to another person, then grabbing that person by the throat. He was arraigned in the Town of Allegany Court and bail was set at $250. Layfield was remanded to the custody of the Cattaraugus County Jail. 7/21/12 – Matt W. Shield, 30, of Randolph, was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault. It is alleged that he cut another person while engaged in a fight on the Lower Bush Road, in Conewango. He was taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. 7/20/12 – Jennifer R. Knuth, 39, of Randolph, was arrested on charges of first-degree criminal contempt, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, and other traffic violations after she allegedly violated a Cattaraugus County Family Court stay-away protection order. It is alleged that she went to property owned by the protected person and stole property and attempted to hit the person with her car. Knuth was remanded to the custody of the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of bail and is due to appear in the Coldspring Court at a later date to answer the charges. New York State Police 7/28/12--Amanda M. Ditcher, 21, Ellicottville, NY was charged in the Village of Franklinville on one count each: fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance-cocaine, unlawful possession of marijuana, first-degree operation of the motor vehicle impaired by drugs. The incident is pending investigation. 7/27/12--J.R. Huchingson, 26, Little Valley and Mary E. Schamann, 50, Hamburg, NY were involved in a two vehicle, property damage only accident on E. Otto-Springville Rd at Connoisarauley Rd. in the Town of E. Otto. The accident is pending

investigation. 7/26/12--In an incident reported on April 22, 2012, Wayne E. Mesler, 20, Canisteo, NY was charged in the Town of Lyndon on one count first-degree criminal sex act i with victim under the age of 11. He was given an appearance ticket. 7/25/12--Matthew J. Roberts, 25, Delevan, NY and John E. Csont, 76, Lady Lake, FL were involved in a two car personal injury accident on Route 242 W at Hencoop Rd. in the Town of Mansfield. 7/25/12--Joseph H. Wickett, 58, Delevan, NY was involved in a one car personal injury accident on Martin Rd. at State Route 16 in the Town of Machias. 7/23/12--In an incident reported on July 13, 2012, Steven M. Gill, 23, Franklinville and Christopher Amrhein, 38, Cuba, NY were charged in the Town of Cuba, NY with one count each criminal possession of stolen property with a value of the property greater than $3000. Bail was set at $10,000 each. 7/22/12-Theresa M. Spencer, 40, Franklinville, NY was charged with two counts criminal mischief in the Town of Franklinville. 7/15/12--In an incident reported on July 13, 2012 in the Town of New Hudson, Mark C. Fuller, 30, Black Creek, NY was charged in the Town of Amity with one count each criminal mischief in the 2nd degree and grand larceny in the 3rd degree. Bail amount was not published. In the same incident, Steven M. Gill, 23, Franklinville was charged in the Town of Cuba with thirddegree grand larceny and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property with a value greater than $3,000. Bail amount $10,000. Also, Christoper Amrhein, 38, Cuba, NY was charged in the Town of Cuba with one count: thirddegree grand larceny. Bail amount was not published. The incident is pending investigation.

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William E. Law

Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

William E. “Bill” Law died July 27, 2012 in his home. He was born on February 27, 1946 in Buffalo, a son of the late Murray and Eileen Pettys Law. On July 17, 1971 he married Marlene J. Lee who predeceased him on February 24, 2001. He was a 1967 graduate of the former Rushford Central School and served in the Army from 1968 thru 1970 and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Ellicottville American

Legion. He had been a truck driver for Leaseway Auto Carrier in Lewiston and a member of Teamsters Local 449. He was an avid dirt car racing fan and loved to work. Surviving are his children, William Law of Arcade, Jon (Christine) Law of Friendship, Angela (Todd) Murray of Delevan, six grandchildren, Haley, Trevor, Kyle, Madison, Lauren and Mason, four sisters, Donna

Vickman and Ruth Ann (Elbert) Owens, both of Farmersville Station, Kathleen (Gerald) Shepard of Rochester, Dawn Metcalf of Rochester, a brother, Robert Law of Farmersville Station, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Eric E. Law in 1972. Family and friends gathered at the KoplerWilliams Funeral Home,

21 North Genesee Street, Fillmore where funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. The Rev. Joe Perticone, pastor of the Farmersville Baptist Church officiated. Burial will be in Hardy’s Corner Cemetery, Rushford, with full Military Honors accorded by members of the Ellicottville American Legion. Memorials if desired to: Homecare & Hospice, 1225 West State Street Olean, NY  14760-2135

Virginia “Jill” Lippert Services have been held for Virginia “Jill” Lippert who died at the age of 89 on July 22, 2012 at her home in Roscommon, MI where she resided for three years coming from Blackshear, GA. She was born February 15, 1923 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Thayer M. and Erma L. (Miller) Roseberry and married Jack Lippert in Montgomery, AL on

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July 10, 1943. They moved to Franklinville, NY where they owned and operated Firehouse Liquors for 39 years retiring in 1977. They moved to Blackshear, GA where Jill was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #181. She loved to read, golf and bowl, and had volunteered with many worthy organizations over the years.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Jack; two sons, Jack R. Lippert, II and Charles M. Lippert; brother, Thayer Roseberry and sister, Elva Woodruff. Jill is survived by three children, Linda MacCartney of Marietta, GA; Pam (Steve) Miller and Diane Lippert all of Roscommon, MI; 11 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Karen

Lippert of Franklinville, NY and Kay Lippert of Denton, NC; and dear friend, Lea Barnard of Blackshear, GA. Memorials would be appreciated to Love Thy Neighbor Foundation, Inc., 18 South Main St., Franklinville, NY 14737 or Mercy Hospice, 234 Meadows Dr., Graying, MI 49738. Arrangements are by Walsh Funeral Home, 989-275-3600.

Nina J. McKinsey Eldred, PA

Nina J. McKinsey of Beers Hollow Rd. died July 26, 2012 at the Olean General Hospital following a short illness. Born February 27, 1932 in Delevan, NY, she was the daughter of Clarence and Erma Wellman Bigham. In 1949 in Elton, she married Richard Gregg, in 1975 in Allegany, NY she married Donald C. McKinsey who died Nov. 17, 2006. Mrs. McKinsey was a hard worker who besides raising her family

worked as a waitress for both Mickey’s Dinner of Yorkshire, and Byrncliff Resort of Varysburg, Delevan Electronics of East Aurora, Fisher-Price of Holland, and Acme Electric of Allegany. She was a member of the Norwich Grange # 2018 of Crosby, PA, a member of the Crosby Methodist Church, and attended the Light House Free Methodist of Prenticeville, PA. Mrs. McKinsey also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, recovering

furniture, cooking and gardening. Surviving are 2 daughters Linda Lee (Andrew) Fusco of Arcade, Laura Lynn (Mitch) Frase of Brooksville, FL, 2 sons: Lawrence L. Gregg, and Lester D. (Helen) Gregg both of Brooksville, FL, 6 grand sons, 1 granddaughter, a greatgreat grandson, several nieces and nephews, and a brother Dale (Joan) Bigham of Farmersville. She was predeceased by 2 sisters: Gladys McVay,

and Erma Lee Crosby, a brother Earl Bigham. Friends gathered with the family at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home 7 N. Main St. Franklinville, where her funeral service was held on July 28, 2012. Burial followed in McKinstry Cemetery in Delevan. Memorials may be made to the Light House Free Methodist Church in Prenticeville, PA. On line condolences can be sent to www.babbitteastonfh. com

A Note of Thanks

The family and relatives of Michael Cole would like to express our gratitude for all the flowers, cards, food, prayers, comfort and support during our tragic loss. Michael was truly loved by many.

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Along Came a Spider....

Chris Ducket from Amtilia Outreach of Jamestown, NY was at the Blount Library in Franklinville on July 25th, doing presentations for 3rd to 6th grade reading program and for the general public. About 55 people attended his presentations. Here, Haley Reynolds backs away from a large spider shown at a recent program at the Blount Library in Franklinville. Along with her are Karry Gelata (in pink) and in the back row, Logan Frank and Tyetta Herman. Photo courtesy of Fran Bielecki.

Fire Police Elect Stark as President On June 6th, 2012 the Cattaraugus County Volunteer Fire Police Association elected a new president, Michael Stark from Franklinville NY. Passing the gavel is outgoing president Bob Hillman, Little Valley Fire department.

FRANKLINVILLE FREE METHODIST CHURCH Rev. David Fisher, Pastor 41 South Main St., Franklinville 716-676-3777 Sunday Services 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM FRANKLINVILLE MFRANKLINVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Jason Cashing, Pastor 25 S Main St., Franklinville 716-676-3883 Sunday Service 11:00 AM

FARMERSVILLE CENTER COMMUNITY CHURCH Route 98 N, Farmersville Sunday Worship—11:00 AM Sunday school—9:45 AM Bible study—7 PM Wednesdays FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3556 Roszyk Hill Rd., Machias 716-353-8286 Sunday services: 9:45 AM & Sunday Worship 10:45 AM Sunday school 9:45 AM Wednesday night study 7 PM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GREAT VALLEY 5049 Route 219, Great Valley 716-945-4629 Sunday School - 9:30am, Morning Worship - 10:45am, Evening Worship - 6:30pm FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 9656 Main St., Machias 716-675-2683 FRANKLINVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Pete Spear, Pastor 27 S. Main St., Franklinville 716-676-5262 Sunday Service at 9:45 AM ISSIONARY ALLIANCE 7813 Pine St., Franklinville 716-676-3314

GRACE BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 7968 Reed Hill Road, Little Valley 716-257-3645 Rev. Richard Godinez, Pastor www.faithbaptistlvny.org Sunday School: 10 am Morning Worship: 11am Sunday Evening: 6 pm Prayer & Bible Study Mon. - Wed.: 7 pm GREAT VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5242 Route 219, Great Valley 716-945-4375 Sunday School - 10AM, Worship Services - Sunday 11AM HOLY NAME OF MARY RC CHURCH 20-22 Jefferson Street, Ellicottville 716-699-2592 www.hnameofmary@roadrunner.com Rev. Ronald B. Mierzwa, Pastor Saturdays: 5:00 pm Vigil Mass Sundays: 8:00 am Holy Mass, 10:30 am Holy Mass

SOLOMON’S PORCH MINISTRIES 7705 Toad Hollow Road Mansfield, NY 14755 Pastor Gail McCrory 716-257-9138 716-560-7767 Saturday Svcs. 7 pm Sundays 10 am commissioned1@juno.com ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Washington and Jefferson Sts. (Route 219), Ellicottville www.stjohnsofellicottville.org 945-1820 The Rev.’d Dr. R. William Franklin, Bishop The Rev’d Michael Lonto, Vicar Bill Burrell & Dick Chase, Wardens Ted LaCroix Lay Eucharist Minister Services at 5:00 pm Saturday ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 6360 Route 219/242 East, Ellicottville 716-699-2265 www.stpaulsellicottville.org WORSHIP Sat. 5:00 PM, Sun. 10:30AM Sun. School & Adult Bible Study 9:00am ST. PHILOMENA’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert Marino, Administrator 26 N. Plymouth Ave. Franklinville 676-3629 Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM

JOY CHURCH 9878 Main St., Machias 716- 353-5397 10:00 AM Sunday Service

UNITED CHURCH OF ELLICOTTVILLE 53 Elizabeth Street, Ellicottville Rev. Deborah Packard 716-699-4003 Sunday School at 9-10:15am, Sunday Services at 10:00am

MACHIAS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Route 16, Machias 716-353-4641 Rev. Dave Kubiak 9:00 AM Sunday Service Summer Services - June, July, August Now Include Saturday Evening at 6:30 pm Father’s Day Service in the Park at 9 am

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Route 16, Machias (across from Post Office) Summer Services June-July-August Saturday Evening 6:30pm Sunday Morning Worship-- 9 AM Church School--10:15 AM Pastor: David Kubiak

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FUTONS FUTONS - starting at $219.95 up to $799.95. Solid oak, all wood & metal models, wildlife reprints available at Mattress City Sleep Shop in Arcade. 678 W. Main St. 585492-2604.MG TFN YOUR AD COULD BE HERE. CALL 716-699-5883

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FOR SALE 10 ACRES - partially developed property 4 minutes from Ellicottville. Owner relocating - call for details 716572-9170 #31

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FOR RENT - furnished luxury mountain top chalet - 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, deck, central air, overlooking Lime Lake with lake access and 22 acres connecting to snowmobile trails. Pets considered - $825/mo + utilities or November - April $1000/mo + utilities. Call 716353-8999. #31, 32

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Journalism professor brings life to zombie culture with contributions to Undead Zine

Chris Mackowski, associate professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, is helping bring the undead back to life for iPad users. Mackowski’s work is featured in the inaugural issue of an interactive digital magazine called Undead Zine, launched this month for the Apple iPad. Mackowski, who taught an online class at St. Bonaventure this summer called “Pop Culture: Tales from the Zombie Apocalypse,” was recruited by the editors of Undead after they saw a series of zombie-related posts he had written last semester for the blog Scholars & Rogues (www.scholarsandrogues.com). “Intelligent, quality writing on the zombie genre is not easy to find, so it was very refreshing to read Chris’s writing,” said Undead co-creator and editor Matt Hill. Mackowski’s piece “Zombies: The New Media Darlings” serves as an introduction for the launch issue. The magazine also features an article by Mackowski titled “Night

of the Living Dead: The Birth of the Modern Zombie,” which serves as the magazine’s cover story. Undead, based in England, is the world’s first interactive, digital zombie magazine, available through Apple’s popular Newsstand app. The magazine offers in-depth features, interviews, and reviews in addition to videos, image galleries, and web links over more than seventy pages. “The team behind Undead Zine decided, over a cool glass of beer or two, to dip their toe in the murky waters of living dead culture and see if creating a digital magazine on the subject was a feasible idea,” Hill said. “Within days, we knew it was something we had to do, with zombie fans, writers, artists, and even Lego builders giving us the thumbs-up and helping us out. We’re very proud of our first issue, which provides intelligent and entertaining comment on all manner of zombie-related issues, and can’t wait to share our enthusiasm with zombie fans across the world.”

Come spend a fun summer’s evening at Red House Beach Area as Allegany State Park and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council team up once again for their 5th Annual Beach Party. This FREE family friendly event starts at 6 PM with the Park’s Artist in Residence Jamie Haight, followed by the musical stylings of Olean’s Blues Brothers. In addition, there will be kids’ crafts, face painting, a lifeguard competition, and

juggling by Gravitational Bull. The evening will wind up with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk sponsored by the Zippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford. In addition, there will be t-shirts and glo sticks available for a donation. All donations benefit the park’s environmental education program. Bring an appetite and try something at the snack bar and enjoy a fun evening at Allegany State Park. For more information, contact Cassie Wright at 716-354-9101 ext 236, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council at 716-372-7455, or check it out on Allegany State Park’s Facebook page.

Music, Fireworks featured at 5th Annual Allegany State Park/ Catt. Co. Arts Council Beach Party

Portable Poolsfrom the smallest to the largestkeep them safe Portable pools vary in size and height, from the tiny blow up to larger designs that hold thousands of gallons of water. They are easy to use, affordable and fun for the whole family. Unfortunately, portable pools can be deadly and present a real danger to young children. Smaller portable pools should be emptied and put away after every use to avoid any children getting in when they are unsupervised. Once the larger portable pool is set up, ensure a high level of supervision at all times. Try to fence in pools and encourage neighbors to do the same. Keep larger pools covered and remove access ladders when adults are not present. Install alarms on doors and fences leading to the pool area so you know when someone enters the area. No one is “drown-proof.” Teach all children and any one you allow access to you pool to swim, float and other basic life-saving skills. Try to have one person in your household trained in first aid and CPR so you can always be prepared in case of an emergency. For more information on portable pools, how to take swimming lessons or information on how to take a first aid/ CPR course, visit www. redcross.org.

Mountain & Valley News Pitt-Bradford to Host Chinese Scholars from Pitt’s Confucius Institute

Liulin Zhang, Dr. Livingston Alexander and Yidan Huang The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host two scholars from the Confucius Institute during the 2012-13 academic year who will teach Chinese language and culture to Pitt-Bradford students. The scholars, Professors Yidan Huang and Liulin Zhang, will also present seminars and noncredit courses to members of the community. “We’re thrilled to have these talented and resourceful scholars join our faculty for the next year,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. “I’m confident that our students and our friends in the community will take advantage of this unique resource. More and more businesses in our region are expanding operations into China, and I suspect that they too may find it beneficial to become familiar with the language and customs of China.” Both women are graduate students in the College of Chinese Language and Literature at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China. Wuhan is a partner with the University of Pittsburgh in sponsoring the Confucius Institute at Pitt. All Confucius Institutes are also co-sponsored by the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language to promote Chinese language and culture at universities throughout the world. Huang and Zhang arrive at Pitt-Bradford this week and will live in a house on campus during their stay. Huang teaches Chinese as a second language at Wuhan University and holds a bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as a second language from Central China Normal University. She has an extensive background in Chinese calligraphy, for which she has won several prizes. Her other interests include martial arts, opera, paper cutting, traditional

Chinese painting and mahjong. Zhang earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from Wuhan and is pursuing a master’s degree in the same area. Her areas of study include linguistics, literature, psychology, English translation, Western culture, logic, science of religion and international business. Zhang is an athlete who played center on her college basketball team and spiker on Wuhan’s volleyball team. Other interests are singing, aerobics, cucurbit (a Chinese classical instrument), Tai Chi Chuan, Mulan boxing, calligraphy and making dumplings. During the Fall semester, they will teach Chinese Language and Culture. During the Spring semester, they will teach Chinese language courses. “This is another example of our expanding international initiatives and provides greater educational opportunities in Chinese language and culture for our students and the community,” said Dr. Steven Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs. In addition to teaching credit courses, the Confucius Institute Scholars will work with the university’s Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development to offer noncredit Mandarin language and culture courses for the community.

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What is Your Favorite Summer Olympic Event and Why? Naked men used to be the athletes in all the Olympic Games. When they were first instituted in ancient Greece their purpose was to praise and appease Zeus. Since then the athletes are clothed and women have become a large part of the quadrennial events. And there are also the ever popular Winter Olympics too. The games are hosted by different countries every four years to display human prowess. With its

Laura V.

Victor A.

“Cycling of course!” “Wrestling, it’s the original Olympic sport.”

creed stating “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well,” and the motto in latin, ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ which translates to, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger,’ the Olympic Games have proven man can always better himself. Even

though without express written consent of the Olympics we can’t say anything about them here, but the Summer Olympic Games are in full swing and many television sets are displaying one of the 302 events with over 10,000 competitors vying for gold, either with undivided attention or for background enjoyment. Which Summer Olympic event is your favorite and why?

Pfeiffer Nature Center to host ‘Sala’Meander’.

Come and join Pfeiffer Nature Center, as Bill Shelp shares with us his knowledge of salamanders. Fall is the best time for a salamander hunt. Join us as we search for these fascinating and elusive creatures. Lillibridge has fifteen species of amphibians and reptiles that call the habitat of the old growth forest home. Come prepared to roll some logs, turn over some leaves, and have some fun. This program will be held Saturday, August 11th at the Lillibridge Property. It will start at 10:30 am and run until 12:30 pm. The deadline for registration is August 9th. The cost is $5 for PNC

Members and $10 for Non-Members. Please contact Pfeiffer Nature Center to get involved. Call (716) 933-0187 or email Naturalist@PfeifferNatureCenter.org to register. Pfeiffer Nature Center is a notfor-profit organization committed to building a foundation of knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the intrinsic values and aesthetic qualities of the natural world while instilling a sense of responsibility and stewardship for the natural world within the global community. For more information, please visit www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org.

Fritz G.

“Girls Volleyball... not because of the shorts..USA,USA!”

Friday, August 3, 2012

Debra K.

“Gymnastics: I did it for several years in summer camp. However, they are starting to look more and more like reeeaallyy strong dwarfs.”

Jay B.

“Dressage. It’s horse ballet. If you haven’t seen Stephen Colbert talk about it, Youtube it. It’s America’s sport this year. Get your foam fingers out. USA USA USA!”

Jed M.

“ I like the patriotism involved. For Americans it’s not about a region or Mets or Yankees or Red Sox. We get to root together for our fellow countrymen and women.”

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Celebrating Portville’s 175th with Cabin Open House.

In the late 1930s, Timothy & Eleanor Pfeiffer decided to build a cabin made of American Chestnut on their property at the top of Lillibridge Road. The Chestnut blight moved through the area in the teens and 20s, decimating the tree that had once dominated the forest. The Pfeiffer’s decided to use the now standing dead wood logs to build their cabin. Everyone who gets inside the cabin falls in love with it. It’s a marvelous building and retains much

of the original furnishings, as well as such amazing features as a flagstone fireplace and floor. As part of Portville’s 175th anniversary, Pfeiffer Nature Center is opening the cabin for public viewing on Wednesday, August 8 from 1-4 pm. During this time, the cabin will be open for viewing and staff will be on hand to present some of the rich history of this unique historic building. We will also be offering a short 30-minute nature hike, which will leave at 1 pm, 2

pm, and 3 pm. Pfeiffer Nature Center is a not-forprofit organization committed to building a foundation of knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the intrinsic values and aesthetic qualities of the natural world while instilling a sense of responsibility and stewardship for the natural world within the global community. For more information, please visit www. pfeiffernaturecenter.org.


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