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Preparations are Being Cooked Up For This Weekend The Taste of Ellicottville Strategy by Chad Neal

Seneca Nation & NYS Agree on Roadwork Contentions and Agreements Clarified By Chad Neal

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Serving Caonli’s at Dina’s at Holimont stand at Taste of Ellicottville 2011. The Taste of Ellicottville The Ellicottville Chamber people who get is here once again. The of Commerce has posted easily confused small village overlooked by the menu items that will from scents and ski hills will be inundated be available and a map aromas can get lost in the by fans of good food this to find those delicious outdoor food court. weekend. The World’s morsels around the One such individual with Largest Food Festival village. Ellicottvilleny. a plan for his consuming is the Taste of Chicago. com and on their facebook campaign is Dan Leach. That event was actually page are links to the He had his menu and map inspired by creator Arnie information. The map in hand when he told of Morton when he attended posts 17 restaurants and his plan and the foods on a similar event in New their Taste of Ellicottville his agenda. “I’ll probably York City in the late Fare and where to find end up parking behind 1970s. Morton’s event them on the sidewalks, Madigan’s and grabbing then inspired dozens of along with ticket booth some tickets. I usually get other Taste of (insert info, bathrooms and twenty at first but I always town or city here) events. hand-washing stations. go back and get more, Known for it’s vast array of This information is freely then I always have a few restaurants Ellicottville’s given so that patrons left over. They won’t take Taste of event draws a can decide their plan of last years tickets though, I large crowd of hungry attack. Without this chart tried.” Leach said. visitors and locals alike. unawares visitors and Leach continued

Local Track Hosts Large Go-Kart Race Karting Grand Nationals in Humphrey By Chad Neal

One of the biggest little car races is this weekend right in our neck of the woods. The World Kart Association Pavement Grand Nationals will be held at the Chapel Hill Raceway in Humphrey New York. Eleven Divisional events were held in five different east coast towns including King George, Virginia, Street, Maryland, Poughkeepsie, Cuddebackville and Humphrey, New York and five Super Regionals as well. The WKA is a membership-owned, non-profit corporation formed in 1971 to regulate and promote the sport of competitive go-kart racing. The WKA establishes the rules and procedures to set standards by which to sanction tracks

planning his day eating small portions of Ellicottville’s restaurant’s menu items and specialty dishes. He mentioned some of the changes in town like Kabob’s Kafe moving their whole building and Katy’s Cafe located where Cooling’s Cafe used to be. “I think I will have everything from Katy’s Cafe, I heard the Blue Mushroom Soup is killer, but I’ll hold off on the desserts there ‘til last. I know I’ll get the Uncle See TASTE on page 2

Upon encroaching the lands ruled by indigenous peoples of this continent we call North America and after settling disputestreaties were made and signed. There is never full satisfaction between both factions of a treaty and/ or agreement because of the numbers behind said factions. Mainly through distrust and previous dishonest acts, from either party, will cause this dissatisfaction, but because an authoritative figure or majority find equality in the treaty it is signed and ratified. The Seneca Nation, and teh five other Native nations in New York, and New York State have one such treaty established in 1838 called the Buffalo Creek Treaty. This treaty was established to move the Seneca Nation and others from their reservation to territories west of the Mississippi, but misinterpretations occurred and some Seneca Chiefs refused to leave. Also in this treaty, modified in 1842, was the treaty that exempts the Seneca Nation from excise taxes. The Treaty’s ninth article states “The parties to this compact mutually agree to solicit the influence of the

SNI President Robert Odawi Porter (from Indian Country Media Network) Government of the United States to protect such of the lands of the Seneca Indians, within the State of New York, as may from time to time remain in their possession from all taxes, and assessments for roads, highways, or any other purpose until such lands shall be sold and conveyed by the said Indians, and the possession thereof shall have been relinquished by them.” New York State and the Seneca Nation have battled in courts since the treaties were signed and each side has called the other out in breach somehow. Agreements are made though, through deliberation and resolutions, and because of civil accords both sides get most of what they want. And most likely there are still some on either side that are not happy and others who think they are pulling one over on the other side as well. The main goal though is progress, and now that is in fruition, because the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Seneca Nation (SNI) have come to See SNI/NYS on page 2

A Rare Occurrence and to conduct annual championships for various types of karting. Karting can be an inexpensive hobby, a serious racing career or a legitimate and sophisticated training ground for those looking to move into other forms of professional motor-sports. There are ten different classes for the miniature racers. The ages of these auto athletes start at just seven years old and there are even events organized for kids as young as five.

One of 120 sanctioned tracks nationwide Chapel Hill Raceway is part of circuit of enthusiasts that number over 10,000 active members. This year the Chapel Hill Raceway hosted divisional races May 19-20, and July 14-15. The latest event at Chapel Hill was the Super Regional which is a double point event so the winners were guaranteed a position in See KART on page 2

A very unusual for all of the Dunkleman Brothers to be together for a round of golf, seven sons from five states. They are all sons of James Dunkleman of Ellicottville. From left to right: Brian from California; Dan from Great Valle; Jim from Great Valley; Tom from Nebraska; Allen from North Carolina; Gerald from Florida; Dale from Great Valley


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that they’re harboring at least a bit of resentment for being expected to deny their culture, their ideals, and their rights in order to promote tolerance and keep the peace. Is it real? Is the straight, white, Anglo-Saxon, Judeo-Christian male now the victim of ‘reverse’ discrimination or ‘reverse’ racism (Both misnomers; Discrimination and Racism aren’t unilateral terms as much as we’ve been led to believe? I don’t know. What I do know is the perception is there, it’s alive and well in the hearts and minds of a good majority of the people that are the gears of our economy. Sales of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand have spiked dramatically in the last three and a half years. It doesn’t have to be factual, it just has to be perceived that there is injustice. Add in a pinch of economic depression, a touch of anxiety and pressure to provide, and a little salt in the proverbial wound, and you’ve got a recipe for lashing out. I realize today’s shooting and the Colorado shooting were obviously one person

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bullets in the house, and assertions of the benefits to Concealed Carry to the list. Virtually everything that most of rural America and American tradition is being pointed to as a sign of extremism. How does this tie back to Falling Down and our misguided shooter today? I believe that Falling Down is something that we will soon look back upon as prophetic. The loose nuts always rattle free before those that are more tightly wound. The recent shootings are a prelude to a much larger, much more global problem. It’s not just random lunatics that feel the pressure of political correctness and the pressure from the left to be ‘sorry’ for being white, for being American (Not just in citizenship, but in pride and conviction), for believing that our way of life is the way that countless of our young men died to achieve and preserve. More often than not, in hushed tones, middle and upper middle class professionals, journalists, professors, teachers, engineers, managers, and business owners will admit

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this point. We see that he had some tattoos that were related to the 9/11 attacks. It seems, at this juncture, more and more that this person lashed out at what he thought were Muslims due to their similar dress patterns. It is probably a tragic case of mistaken identity, since the Sikh are a relatively peaceful religion from Southeast Asia, and more closely related to Hinduism as a largely Indian group. Something that I’ve said for a few years is that the Apologist trend that is so politically correct in this day and age would start to produce a backlash of sorts. Lately, things have been reaching a fever pitch. One only needs to look at domestic terror releases by the ATF and FBI to see that the combination of white, straight, Christian (Either active or simply traditionally so), male and Constitutionalist/ Patriot/2nd Amendment Supporter is enough to have one placed in the ranks of the most radical of the radical. Recent events are now adding internet ammunition purchases, more than a handful of

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by Ralph Brooks The ‘Falling Down’ effect: A statement on recent violence and potential ramifications thereof “The story of an ordinary man at war with the everyday world.” In 1993 Joel Schumacher directed the tale of an unemployed white professional male, played by Michael Douglas, who in the course of a day’s normal events to see his daughter, loses any and all composure and decides to fight back against all the perceived injustices that come before him. Subjects of his ire were miscellaneous people, including some fast food employees that were on the breakfast menu instead of the lunch menu, but most of which were ethnically or culturally different people that he perceived to be mocking him, or impeding his progress, wronging him, or simply being in a position of elevation due to what could best be described as reverse discrimination. Earlier this week, an angry white man walked into a Sikh Temple in Milwaukee, WI, and started shooting. What was he angry about? Who knows at

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These karts are pretty customized racers and are not the karts you can buy at a hardware stores. Competitive karts are only made for race tracks and are not for use on public streets or unsafe areas, according to the website. Dubbed the 2012 WKA Vega Speedway Pavement Series, this weekend’s race is the only national event of the season, and it is being held right around the bend from Ellicottville, Salamanca and Olean. The specialty Kart races will start Friday night at the Chapel Hill Raceway. The esoteric pastime will make anyone who is clueless in the field of small engines and racers confused. The motors and components used are different from regular autos, which can be confusing as well. Must be that is why they allow the kids to start so early. There are cash prizes for the racers this weekend with a guaranteed purse of $1,300, with $500 going to the winner. The Money race will be held after a full day of Friday practice. If you are a racer and want an entry form , it can be found on the website (worldkarting.com) or any other information can be found there too. The gates will open at 7 AM starting Friday and the track will be open at noon on Thursday for pit passes and parking. Registration goes until 4pm Friday, with practice going from 9 AM to 3 PM. The feature for the day is the Charlie Hodge/ Joe Moore Memorial 100 at 6 PM. Saturday qualifying starts at 11:15 AM with the mains to follow. Gentlemen start your little engines.

to the state and localities by the Seneca from their $4.65 billion in casino profits in Western New York.” The Seneca nation reserves the rights of it’s people to be employed on the rehabilitation project along with fees for monitoring the work. The monitoring is to ensure the integrity of their lands, people and businesses. But instead of deducting the fees from the monies owed the state, Seneca Nation Councilor Michael John said the Federal Highway funding for the project “will reimburse the state’s TERO payment to the tribe. No gaming funds will be used.” In an email to EMVN Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter said the announcement “reflects the State’s agreement to comply with all applicable Nation laws, including the 3% TERO fee, as well as paying the Nation $138,000 in project monitoring costs.” Porter also added, “It is a very satisfactory result for the Nation, as it reflects respect for Nation law and sovereignty by the State.” I86 is going to smoothed out inside the Seneca corridor. New York State and the Seneca NAtion of Indians are satisfied and work is beginning. Certain parts of the highway cause drivers in the know to use the passing lane for most of their travel in that area, and other problem areas are unavoidable. This agreement is another positive accord between the state and the Nation. Now the only cause for deceleration on I86 will be the construction crews who will greatly appreciate the brakes. Smooth driving from here on out.

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the Grand Nationals this weekend at the Humphrey racetrack. The Chapel Hill Raceway is a 1/6th mile, semi banked, asphalt oval that hosts Jr. Sportsman Championships, Novice, Jr. Restricted, Stock, Sr. Sportsman, 4 Cycle Modified and Mini Cup Series racers. Like many organizations there are plenty of media outlets provided for anyone interested in go-karting. The sanctioning body WKA has a magazine called WKA Karting Scene and an online version as well at ekartingnews. com. Their main website is worldkarting.com and has a lot of information for the races all across the country. There is also a Facebook page for fans and enthusiasts. The gokarting sensation started in the late 1950’s as an enjoyable and inexpensive form of motor-sports as we all know full size cars cost a lot of money. More and more tracks are being built as well for the gokart racing phenomenon. Go-karting has spread world-wide “forming a true “grassroots” of motorsports and spawning a multi-billion dollar industry.” Formerly called go-karting the ‘go’ has been dropped by the karting crowd, along with the proper spelling with a “k” by insiders, the sport has become a main recreational venture for an estimated 100,000 Americans annually. The karts are suspension-less miniature vehicles measuring 72 inches long and 40 inches wide and weighing between 150 and 200lbs. The engines vary in horsepower from 5 to 30.

agreement on the feud over highways going through Nation lands. The news about the feud has been spread throughout the region, but on Monday, August, 6th according to a press release NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald and Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter have agreed to a “framework to allow the start of much-needed rehabilitation work on the Southern Tier Expressway and other New York roads that pass through Seneca territory.” The release also said work on the roads will begin as soon as possible. The disagreement between the two factions was over the Seneca’s Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) laws and NY states refusal to pay increased fees in the TERO rules. In what seemed to have been a bluff to cause quick action the NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald threatened to reallocate $47 million to other projects. According to an article on Native American Times website (nativetimes.com) the Senecas will receive a 3% administrative fee on the $28.5 million Southern Tier Expressway repaving project, instead of the 3.5% which the Senecas said “had been built into contracts involving work on nation territory since 1993 under the nation’s TERO rules”. In an original press release from the NYSDOT it was stated that, “The DOT will place in escrow the standard monitoring fees, totaling $1.7 million to be paid to the Seneca Nation for work on roads that cross their territory. The fees will be deducted from $400 million owed

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Who’s where for the Taste of Ellicottville? Joe’s Clam Chowder from The Gin Mill and that will be my first appetizer session. Next I’ll run into the Birdwalk’s tent and they always have good seafood. I’m going to get the Shrimp & Feta Pasta dish and lemonade, then the Bleu-Cheese Pork Medallions at The Barn.” Leach foretold licking his lips. His thought process slowed a bit as he imagined the pork dish from The Barn, but then he knew exactly where he was going next. “The Pico de Gallo and Fresh Corn Chips at John Harvard’s stand is next. I see Tips-Up has a new dish which I will have, Pumpkin Raviloi” he questioned, “With Brown Sage Butter, sounds great. Jay makes a great Steak Au Poire at Madigan’s but I see they are serving the Crunchy Peanut Chicken with Wasabi Aioli so I’ll get that. Gotta get the Sweet Thai Chili Wings at Balloon’s and the Chicken Alfredo Pizza at Hoagie’s. Gotta get some more lemonade at the Brewery, they fresh squeeze it there. Usually they have the Spicy African Peanut Soup there, but I guess not this year. Jimmy Lennon

made the best Peanut Soup.” Leach said gaining momentum with every word he spoke. He envisioned himself walking back down Monroe towards Washington, “Ooh Riley’s has Ribs, that’s a definite. They have cheesecake too, but have to wait for dessert. Can’t do Watson’s yet either.” He anticipated as he went on, “Dina’s has sweets too, oh man! I’ll get their Fried Calamari first and the Grilled Watermelon and Arugula Salad before I dive into sugar heaven.” He also mentioned not seeing a menu for the Silver Fox on the map and said, “I’m sure they will be out there too, and I will definitely drop some tickets there.” The Taste of Ellicottville isn’t just about food. Sunday afternoon at Balloon’s the nationally touring act The Tombstone Hands will play form 2pm to 6pm. Saturday evening will showcase live entertainment throughout town as well. If you plan on coming around this weekend, bring your appetite and dancing shoes. Napkins will be provided.

of questionable intelligence and one of obvious mental frailty, but these are the loose nuts that will fall first. I believe that in coming months and years, this will become all too familiar of a scenario. Here’s hoping we can find a place where equality means equality for all, and no person of any faith, orientation, color or religion has to feel like a lesser person or marginalized. I believe that the curve towards frailty is much steeper than the curve toward mutual understanding and acceptance, however, and I predict that it will get much, much worse before it gets better. As far as myself, I’m going to keep my head down, I’m going to appreci-

ate what I have and those around me, I’m going to keep vocally supporting the 2nd Amendment and keeping a good pile of bullets around, all while making it PAINFULLY clear that I bear no ill will nor desire to find myself, or ourselves, in a position to need them, and hope that I’m wrong as I try to treat everyone I encounter in the best way possible. We can’t fix this by taking away guns, we can’t fix this by forcing equality, we can only fix this by leading by example and trying to be the type of person that is part of the solution, and not the problem. Thanks for reading.

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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 Gospel Singer Joyce Igo from Hurricane, WV will be performing at Brooklyn Free Methodist Church, 9387 East Otto Rd., E. Otto. Free concert Sun., August 12 at 6pm with dessert to follow. Creekside Roundup - NBHA Co-sanctioned Game Show Aug. 12 at 9am at Arena on Route 16. 9:00 AM. TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 The Early History of Ellicottville will be presented by the Ellicottville Historical Society at 7:30 August 14, at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Free to the public, refreshments served. Call Cathy for more info. 716-945-5080 THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 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.

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kostrum@gmail.com SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 WILD WING FESTIVAL - Sun., August 26, 2-5pm at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY. There will be food served by THE SHOP. Meals are $8 and include: Chicken Wings (Many Flavors), Pulled Pork, Pulled Beef, Shrimp in the Basket, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Served with either Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Bean Salad, or Cole Slaw and Pop or Bottled Water. CHINESE AUCTION, SILENT AUCTION, Music by “RUSTIC RAMBLERS” with GENE HILTS on STEEL GUITAR, FREE GUIDED TOURS OF 550 BIRDS AND 55 DIFFERENT SPECIES (SINGING DANCING SWANS). Dining Tents, Rain or Shine, Bring Lawn Chairs, Admission $5 For Info 716-942-6835 www.gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm.com Tuesday, August 28 Franklinville Senior Citizens Picnic - Tues., August 28 at the Franklinville Conservation Club on Bakerstand Rd. Dinner at 5pm, bring a dish to pass and your own table setting. Mark Baker, wildlife rehabilitation specialist will be on hand that evening doing a presentation at 6pm. This event is open to the public. There is no cost to attend the picnic/presentation, however, donations are gratefully accepted. Membership in the group is $5/year. Consider becoming a member THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Fall Rabies Clinic - Thurs., Sept. 6, 4:30-7:30pm at the Cattaraugus County Dept. of Public Works Garage in Allegany. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Mike Randall & Friends at the Blount Library - Sat., Sept. 8, 10am. This will be the end of the summer reading programs and all the children who participated. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Creekside Roundup – Open Horse & Pony Pull @ Arena, Sun., Sept. 9, 8am. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Fall Rabies Clinic - Tues., Sept. 11, 4:30-7:30pm at the Cattaraugus County Dept. of Public Works Garage in Franklinville.

Saturday, August 18 Brooklyn Free Methodist Church Free Community Dinner and Lawn Concert - 9387 East Otto Rd., E. Otto, beginning at 5 pm.

SUNDAY, SeptEMBER 16 Creekside Roundup NBHA Co-sanctioned Game Show @ Arena - Sun., Sept. 16, 9am.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Blount Library Master Gardener - Wed., Sept.r 19, 10am. Come learn what you need to do to get your gardens ready for winter. Question and answer session to follow.

Ice Cream Social, Bake Sale and Craft Show - Sat., August 18, 10am-4pm at Franklinville Presbyterian Church, 25 South Main Street, Franklinville.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Creekside Roundup Fall Carriage Drive - Sun., Sept. 23, 10am, Location TBA.

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

ON-GOING EVENTS & MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings Saturdays, Franklinville Free Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St.

Friday, August 24 Brooklyn Free Methodist Church - 1 Day Only Tent Meeting - Fri., August 24, 5 pm at the Church 9387 East Otto Rd., E. Otto. East Otto United Methodist, Cattaraugus United Methodist, and Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Arcade will also be participating. There will be food served, free of charge.

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

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, 10am-3pm 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

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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Do you want to know what decisions your local lawmakers have made? Information on past meetings of the county legislature are available online at: www.cattco.org. On the right of the page is a menu titled Legislative Meetings/Resolutions. You can access information on agendas as well as meeting minutes as they are available.

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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! • Thurs., August 16, 1:30-7pm at Delevan Fire Fighers Training Center, 1006 N Main St., Delevan, NY 14042. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood. Bring a friend! Walk-ins welcome! Receive a coupon for a FREE half gallon of Turkey Hill SunBrew Iced Tea! • Tues., August 28, 2-7pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9037 Otto-East Otto Rd., Otto, NY 14766. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood. Receive a coupon for a FREE half gallon of Turkey Hill SunBrew Iced Tea! • Thurs., August 30, 11am-4pm at Cattaraugus County Building, 303 Court St., Little Valley, NY 14755. Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood. Open to the public from 1-4pm. 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. Potluck Lunch At The Brooklyn Free Methodist Church - 9387 East Otto Rd., E. Otto the first Sunday of the month after the morning service. Anyone and everyone from the community is welcome to attend.

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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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Major Shows at the Seneca Allegany Casino

With summer winding down, Seneca Casinos announces new additions to its entertainment lineup to keep the energy going into the fall. Coming to Seneca

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Seneca Allegany Events Center with bold, emotional tunes such as “Watching Airplanes,” “Best I Ever Had,” “Man to Man” and “Nothing on but the Radio.” Allan just finished recording a new album as a follow-up to 2010’s Get Off on the Pain and will release “A Tough Goodbye” as the first single for radio play. Fans can hear more of Allan’s new songs and his greatest hits on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 PM. Tickets for the show start at $35 and go on sale Monday, Aug. 13, at noon. Tickets for all shows are available at Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster. com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Upcoming entertainment this summer and fall at Seneca Casinos includes: Joe Walsh, Aug. 11, 7 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $65 Trace Adkins, Aug. 26, 5 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $65 Bachman & Turner, Sept. 15, 7 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $40 A Country Music AllStar Tribute, Sept. 26, 1:30 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20 A Country Music AllStar Tribute, Sept. 27, 1:30 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20 A Country Music AllStar Tribute, Sept. 28, 7 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20 A Country Music AllStar Tribute, Sept. 29, 7 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20 A Country Music AllStar Tribute, Sept. 30, 1:30 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20 Martina McBride, Oct. 6, 7 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $70 Gary Allan, Nov. 3, 7 PM., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $35 (on sale Aug. 13 at noon)

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CPA to County, “It was a good year” by L.A. Zendarski

County Treasurer, Joe Keller introduced Joseph M. Klimek, CPA of Toski & Co. PC, at the July 25th meeting of the Cattaraugus County legislature. Klimek was on hand to give the annual comprehensive financial report of the County. Klimek first commended Keller and his staff and said that he had “no disagreement with management and there were no problems doing the audit,” continuing that there were no material weaknesses or internal deficiencies. According to Klimek’s report, the County’s net assets increased $2,718,631. Of that amount, the County’s governmental activities reported an increase of $2,153,087 and its business-type activities reported an increase of $565,544. Long Joseph M. Klimek, CPA of Toski & Co. PC, said that term liability of post the assets of the county exceeded its liabilities and is in employment benefits (health) is $40,996,377, the good shape. Photo by L.A. Zendarsky fourth year for recognition of that liability. The signatures, the HEAP that benefited other municipalities not included County’s governmental and program, medical in the County’s levy. The business type activities, assistance program and lawmakers directed the namely nursing homes and disaster grants referring marina is $32,699,479. to the flooding in Gowanda County Administrator to establish a reserve account The assets of the County with monies provided for such purpose. exceeded its liabilities at through FEMA. the close of the fiscal year He said that the report *Local Law 4 of 2012, by $72,645,387 with end was a positive report and to authorize a limited balances of $46,141,864, that, “the federal audit override of the tax levy an increase of $4,006,103. went well, it was a good limit for the fiscal year Approximately 55 percent year.” of 2013 to account for of that total is available the County’s obligation for spending at the In other matters: to include within its tax government’s discretion. cap amounts that benefit (unrestricted fund *According to the other municipalities was balance) At the end of the General Municipal Law, defeated. current fiscal year, the the county was required unrestricted fund balance to impose a real property *Lawmakers authorized for the General Fund was tax levy not to exceed 2 the County Treasurer to $25,323,494. percent for the fiscal year dispose of jewelry and Four programs were 2012, however, the state other abandoned property in need of audit, said comptroller determined left by residents of the Klimek—WIC program that the County exceeded County’s nursing home. with two out of 60 cases the cap by $184,406, that did not have proxy representing amounts

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ger and better. Each year, Audubon transforms its auditorium into a magical area filled with wildflowers and free-flying butterflies. Citizen scientists in the back of the room tag the butterflies as part of a multi-year research project to understand the monarch’s amazing migration to Mexico each year. The entire life cycle of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to adult, will be on display. Visitors

will be able to hold the largest caterpillars and a lucky few may even get to watch a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis. This year’s festival will also feature Mexican food to help highlight the monarch butterfly’s eventual destination. Almost all the monarch butterflies in the Eastern United States fly to very few special spots in the mountains of Mexico. There will also be free crafts, “be the monarch”

Talty’s Irish Pub

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photo opportunities, butterfly nets to borrow and a special monarch t-shirt sale to raise money for Audubon’s education programs. Visitors can tour the butterfly garden on their own or with a guide to learn about how they can use plants in their yards to help various butterflies. All monarch butterflies will be released at 4 PM in a celebration in the butterfly garden.


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Salamanca Rotary Scramble at Elkdale Country Club Mixed Division Score Ryan Mendell; Jay Mendell; Christy Mendell; Chuck Grinols 52* Robert Brogcinski; Greg Brogcinski; Robert O’Brien; Bob Wylie 52 Philip Dille; Stacey Martell; Chandler Engles; Zach Smith 52 Steve Grabowski; Gene Jankowski; Rick Chapman; Josh Brooks 53 Overall Winners Ryan Mendell, Kristie Mendell, Chuck Grinols and Jay Mendell (not in photo)

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Vito Basile; Gerald Peinkofer; Theodore Dry; Bob Zalewski 56 Chris Rewman; Crystal Hirsh; Jerry Kazara; Dan Lemon 56 Frank Pascarella; Mitch Gray; Douglas Prey; Terry Lacroix 57 Randy John; Paul Stetz; Mike Lonto; Boxer Lindell 58 Ed Peinkofer; Mike Peinkofer; Dave Brader; Fred Cook 59 Couples Division James Smith; Mary Lou Smith; Nancy Schmick; Robert Schmick 56

Ladies Division Winners Angie Kennedy, Barb Haines, Amy Crowley and Tracy Brown (not in photo)

Debra Eysaman; Joe Eysaman; Carol Ellis; Jim Leaskey 57 Photo submitted

Tina Paprocki; Thomas J Paprocki; Deanna Eck; Jim Eck

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Pat Leblanc; Randy Leblanc; Katie Holler; William Holler 59 Todd Pitts; Lesley Pitts; Connie Arena; Jim Arena 62 Ladies Division Barbara Haines; Angie Kennedy; Amee Crowley; Tracie Brown 53 Lynn Dubey; Lois Piscatelli; Nau Justus; Keri Oldro 58 Dorothy Peinkofer; Donna Basile; Susan Knapp; Diane Smith

Couples Division Winners Jim and Mary Lou Smith along with Bob and Nancy Schmick

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Hole-in-One!

On Aug. 3, Frank Pascarella hit a hole-in-one on Elkdale Country Club’s 164-yard 12th hole. Frank was using his 7-Iron when he hit the cup.

Nominations Sought for GOACC Annual Dinner

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s (GOACC) will celebrate its 105th Annual Dinner on Thursday, November 1st. The dinner will recognize two local businesses and a businessperson for their involvement and commitment to the greater Olean community. The Chamber Annual Dinner recognizes those businesses and individuals that help make the greater Olean area a wonderful and caring community. GOACC will also celebrate 2012’s achievements and help kick off the Chamber’s goals for the New Year. Nominations are now being accepted for those who exemplify the inventive spirit of community and commercial growth in the greater Olean community. The Chamber honors an individual for the L.O.U.I.E. award and a business for the Enterprising Business award. GOACC’s L.O.U.I.E. Award, which stands for ‘Love of Olean United in Enterprise’, is bestowed upon an individual who

symbolizes the enterprising spirit for the greater Olean community, qualities which were embodied in the life of Louis Marra. The criteria for nomination is as follows: the nominee must be in, or have been in, a leadership capacity of a business, industry or organization; the nominee’s management or leadership style must foster a positive work environment, the nominee’s career and civic involvement must exemplify an admiration for the greater Olean area; the nominee may not be a sitting GOACC board officer or an elected public official who is currently holding office; and the nominee must be employed by, or retired from, a GOACC member business or organization. Tom Buffamante was the 2011 recipient of the L.O.U.I.E. award. GOACC’s Enterprising Business Award will be presented to a business or a non-profit organization. The criteria for nomination is as follows: the nominee exemplifies the unique “hometown” charm of the

greater Olean area in manners of administration/operation, customer service, or display of inventory, the nominee must be a member of Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce; the nominee demonstrates a well-planned, thorough and serious approach to its development; the nominee subscribes to a consistent understanding of market factors. Last year’s awardees was Napoleon Engineering Services and Paul Brown Motors. To nominate an individual for the LOUIE award or a business or non-profit organization for the Enterprising Business award, a nomination form must be completed. Forms are available at the Chamber office, 120 North Union Street, Olean, and online at www.oleanny.com. Nominations will be accepted through Noon on September 14. For more information on the annual Dinner or for questions, please contact GOACC at 3724433 or email events@ oleanny.com.

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Keep it Safe When Heading Back to School As another school year begins, the American Red Cross has steps that everyone can take to make the trip back to the classroom safer. “When kids go back to school, parents should make sure the child knows his or her home phone number and address, parents’ work contact information, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to dial 9-1-1,” said Dr. David Markenson, chair of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and pediatric expert. “Parents should also teach their children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t know,” Markenson added. If children ride a bus to school, they should plan to get to their bus stop early

bus is moving before they can start driving again.

and stand away from the curb while waiting for the bus to arrive. Other safety steps for students include: 1. Board the bus only after it has come to a complete stop and the driver or attendant has instructed you to get on. 2. Only board your bus and never an alternate one. 3. Always stay in clear view of the bus driver and never walk behind the bus. 4. Cross the street at the corner, obeying traffic signals and staying in the crosswalk.

5. Never dart out into the street, or cross between parked cars. 6. Motorists should know what the yellow and red bus signals mean: 7. Yellow flashing lights— the bus is getting ready to stop and motorists should slow down and be prepared to stop. 8. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign — the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off. Drivers in both directions must stop their vehicles and wait until the lights go off, the stop sign is back in place and the

If children ride in a car to get to school, they should always wear a seat belt. Younger children should use car seats or booster seats until the lapshoulder belt fits properly (typically for children ages 8-12 and over 4’9”), and ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old. If a teenager is going to drive to school, parents should mandate that they use seat belts. Drivers should not use their cell phone to text or make calls, and should avoid eating or drinking while driving. All drivers should be aware that children are out walking or biking to school and slow down, especially in residential areas and school zones.

New York beats Pennsylvania; Takes 20-17-2 lead in Raabe

On August 4, the New York All-Stars beat the Pennsylvania All-Stars in the 39th Don Raabe High School All-Star Charities Football Classic, 25-15, at Bradford, Pennsylvania. The Empire State leads the Keystone State in the series 20-17-2. The game features the graduated senior football All-Stars from the circulation area of the Olean Times Herald. A record set by Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville graduate Kevin Hardy in 1975 fell. Hardy completed 16-of-25 passes for 231 yards. Colt Lowe of Portville completed 17-of-23 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Lembicz and Don

Kopp represented Ten Broeck Academy and both played defense at linebacker. Corey Vail of Pioneer ran three yards for the third New York touchdown in the second quarter, which gave New York at 19-0 halftime lead. Nate Woodruff (flanker on offense) and Nate Andres (defensive end) also represented Pioneer. A new record for penalties set by both teams was set, with 25 (14 for New York and 11 for Pennsylvania), which broke the old record of 24 from 2006. Both teams struggled on the ground, with New York rushing for minus-25 yards on 26 carries and Pennsylvania rushing for minus-2 yards on 27 carries. Sacks and bad center snaps hindered the ground game.

Pennsylvania scored a safety when the center snapped the ball over the punter’s head and out of the end zone. Both teams gained their yards in the air. New York gained a new record 411 yards passing, completing 28-of-41 passes for three touchdowns, with two interceptions, which were both returned for touchdowns by Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania gained 207 yards on 20-of-44 passes, with three intercepted. The rushing totals gave New York 386 yards of total offense and Pennsylvania 205 total offensive yards. New York won the turnover battle, 5-3. New York intercepted three passes and recovered 2-of-4 Pennsylvania fumbles. Pennsylvania

intercepted two passes and recovered 1-of-3 New York fumbles. The 2012 Game Program gave tribute to the late Coach Matt Conte, who passed away at the age of 85 this year. Coach Conte coached the 1975 New York squad in the Raabe Classic and served as football coach at Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville, Archbishop Walsh of Olean, and for the St. Bonaventure University club football team in 1970. The Raabe Classic has raised over $1.5 million for charities since 1974. An alumni association for former players, coaches, cheerleaders, and homecoming queens is being set up. Alumni can join via e-mail at donraabibig30alumni@gmail.

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Know your Roller Derby Girls Roller Derby Diva Lynette Degroff a.k.a. “Lynsanity””

Lynette “Lynsanity” Degroff grew up in Portville, and has always been a skater. She started out rolling for the Frankilinville league a couple years ago, until she switched up to Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby and is now a referee for them. She went to school in Portville and graduated in 1989, then went to St. Bonaventure University as part of the class of ‘93. In high school, Lynsanity said, “I ran track and was in the marching band (back when it was cool) and in college I participated in lacrosse and played intramural floor hockey. I’ve skated since the early eighties. I even ran a skating rink and played roller hockey with ‘the boys’ before my children were born.” Lynsanity explained her nick name telling EMVN that “It’s just like the player from the Knicks, but mine is spelled with a ‘Y’, and I was here first! I started playing exactly two years ago, when the Frankilinville league was recruiting for their new league. My first experience was so exciting. I hadn’t been on skates in years, but I laced up my 27 yearold skates and took off. (I’ve since gotten derby skates, Reidells, after breaking my old ones, lol)” Lynsanity now lives in Olean with her twin 7 year-old boys. She says that she has been at all the positions of the sport including being a jammer and a blocker. “This season I decided to slow down a little, due to spending more time with my kids, and have taken on reffing,” Lynsanity said adding, “Last year was our first real competitive season, I was a skater and competed in all the bouts.

by Chad Neal

Love wins IVCC Senior Golf

On July 18, the Ischua Valley Country Club in Franklinville hosted its Senior Golf Tournament. Bob Love won the 50-64 Gross Title, shooting a 78. Rich Chapman, who coaches golf at Ten Broeck Academy, shot an 80 to take second in 50-64 Gross Score. Larry Harshbarger shot a 68 to take first in Low Net for 5064, while Ron Mark shot a 75 to take second. Toad Songster shot an 83 to take first in Low Gross for 65 and older. Gary Love shot a 90 to take second.

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I was mostly a jammer, but started blocking more later in the season. Surprisingly to me, I find it (refereeing) just as exciting and challenging as being a skater, just not the glory.” Roller derby has become real popular in many areas of the country. It has actually been a grass roots revolution for the women who participate. They find it exciting, challeging and fun and recruit friends and family to play as well. It is all positive from what we here at EMVN see with all the interviews we have had with the many roller derby girls. “From derby I have found that I can still be active in a real, competitive, physical sport. Sports end for most people when you leave high school or college. In derby, there is no age limit. I just turned 41 and, until I started reffing, I was right up there with girls half my age. And derby girls also come in all shapes and sizes. No one has to be all muscles or thin to be competitive. Plus, derby gives me the excuse I need to wear all those outfits that I otherwise could never wear,” Lynsanity professed. Lynsanity also shared her favorite moments from roller derby, “Anytime from last year when I achieved

lead jammer status!” The roller derby season is still rolling on as the Hellbilly Heartbreakers next match presented by Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby is this Saturday, Aug. 11th at the William O. Smith Recreation Center in Olean at 6:30 PM. The name of the bout is “Suicidal Enchantment” and the Heartbreakers will be rolling against the Suicidal Saucies from the Queen City Roller Girls league. The Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby Hellbilly Heartbreakers have a record of 4-2 and plan on making it 5-2 after this tough bout. Check out their website emrollerderby.com or their facebook page Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby.

Jamestown beats STier Diesel gridders; STD Hosts Breast Cancer Game Aug. 11 On July 28, the host Jamestown Chiefs defeated the Southern Tier Diesel, 35-14, in NFA football action. The Southern Tier Diesel is 2-6, with two games left. The Chiefs built a 21-0 halftime lead. Lamont Rhim threw two touchdown passes in the second half, with a 17-yarder to Jason Folland of Ellicottville and an 11-yarder to Pat Folland of Hinsdale. Rhim also tossed a conversion pass to Jason Folland. Pat Folland led the Diesel on defense, with nine tackles. Coach JR Bennion said that the Diesel’s defense was “patchwork” due to injuries and missing players. Local players for the Diesel also include Chris Bennion of Yorkshire (JR’s brother), Machias native Nick Bocharski of

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Salamanca, Jason “Moose” Marsh of Machias, Delevan native Tim Stafford of Java Center, and Kale Wischman of Arcade. The Southern Tier Diesel invites the community to its final home game on August 11, when the Diesel will host the Southern Tier Warriors. Game time at Bradner Stadium in

Olean is 5:30 pm. The game is also a Breast Cancer Awareness Game. The teams will wear pink equipment, such as pink socks, and funds will be raised for breast cancer research. The Diesel invites the public to come and see football action, plus help the cause for breast cancer research.

To the Finish

The positions of the various body segments after the ball is struck, provide feedback regarding the quality of the swing (see illustrations). The player should be aware of the sequence of movements from impact to the finish in order to help determine how close they may be to their most productive swing. When the positions and movements which have been described are learned, there will be some very recognizable positions observed and felt. These are evident in professional and low handicap players, and are largely a result of the building and releasing of maximum power and energy in the proper direction. It is necessary to develop a feel for the positions and movements which are described as follows:

By Steve Carney 2. The head remains relatively Holiday Valley Director of Golf/ still until the club PGA Master Golf Professional reaches the four o’clock position,at which time it begins to move with the body as the eyes follow the ball.

1. After impact, the body, along with the arms and club, continue to rotate and are now inside the flight line. At the four o’clock position, the left arm and clubshaft form a straight line as both arms are extended.

6. When the swing is completed, approximately ninety percent of the weight should have been transferred to the outside of the left foot and ten percent should be on the right toe. The player should remain in a balanced position.

3. The clubhead finally passes the hands as the wrists hinge. The sensation of theclubhead carrying the hands to the finish should exist. 4. The inclined spine angle can no longer be maintained as the body assumes a standing position, caused be the rotation of the hips and torso. A feeling of standing tall with the weight forward should be experienced. 5. At the end of the uncoiling of the body, you should be facing or slightly left of the target

Feedback concerning the effectiveness of the swing is provided in two ways. First, the ball flight provides visual proof as to the quality of movement of the body segments and club position through impact. A less obvious, but perhaps just as important feedback mechanism, is the feel and the sensations associated with a swing which allow a rhythmic and forceful move through impact to a balanced finish position. It is important to monitor both, to assure progress toward a swing that can be consistently repeated as a matter of habit. Watch next week for “Timing: The Sequence of Movements”


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Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office 8/7/12 – Richard Lee Green, 46, of Allegany, was arrested on two warrants issued from Cattaraugus County Family Court. He was taken to that court for arraignment where he was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail. HE is dee to return to court Sept. 25 to answer the charges. 8/6/12 – Parris J. Mobley, 29, of Fayetteville, N.C., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and seconddegree obstruction of governmental administration after a traffic stop in the City of Oelan. It is alleged that Mobley, a passenger in the vehicle, was asked several times by deputies for his name and date of birth. He allegedly refused to comply. Mobley was asked to get out of the car and at that time allegedly began to take his shirt and pants off, leaving his underwear on. It is further alleged that Mobley continued to be verbally combative with deputies, refusing to be cooperative. He was placed under arrest and taken to the Olean substation for processing. Mobley was issued an appearance ticket for his charges and is due to appear in the City of Olean Court Aug. 30, 2012. It was also discovered that Mobley had two active warrants out for his arrest from he City of Jamestown. He was turned over to Jamestown Police Officers by Sheriff’s Deputies. 8/3/12 – Patrick A. Askey, 20, of Salamanca, was arrested on a charge of second-degree harassment after allegeedly pushing another male into a chain link fence on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, causeing a cut across the shoulders of the male. Askey was issued an appearance ticket and is due to appear in the Little Valley Town Court at a later date. 8/3/12 – Jeffrey S. Ruper,

38, of Salamanca, was arrested in the Town of New Albion on a charge of petit larceny. IT is alleged that he took over $250 form an individual he was living with as he was moving out on July 29, 2012. He was processed and released on an appearance ticket. He is due to appear in the Town of New Albion Court at a later date to answer the charge. 8/3/12 – Timothy R. Retchless, 40, of Allegany, was arrested on a charge of thirddegree rape. It is alleged that Retchless had sexual intercourse with a 16-year old female in a vehicle parked in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, in the Town of Allegany. IT is alleged that the incident happened in April 2010. Retchless was released on his own recognizance, on the recommendation of the District Attorney’s Office, to appear in court at a later date. 7/26/12 – Dennis P. Green, 34, of Machias, was arrested on charges of third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal obstruction of breathing. No other details of the incident were available. Green was taken to the Ashford Town Court for arraignment and released to appear in the same court at a later date.

New York State Police 8/5/12 – James G. Hellerer, 22, of Buffalo, was charged in the Town of Ellicottville on one count of third-degree criminal mischief. He was given an appearance ticket. 8/3/12 – Kurtis L. Schadt, 19, of Franklinville, was involved in a property damage only accident on Bakerstand Rd. near Route 242 in the Town of Franklinville. The incident is closed by investigation. 8/3/12 – William J. Bucheister, 57, of Franklinville, was charged regarding an incident in Lyndon on one count: unlawful growing of cannabis.

Bucheister was given an appearance ticket. 8/1/12 – Dustin D. Jones, 24, of Delevan, was charged in the Town of Machias regarding an incident that was reported on June 16, 2012 on one count of third-degree burglary: illegal entry with intent, one count petit larceny, four counts seconddegree forgery:deed/ will/contract and three counts second-degree possession of a forged instrument. This incident is pending investigation. In this same incident, Samantha B. Steiner, 22, of Delevan, was charged in the Town of Machias with one count second-degree forgery: deed/will/contract. She was released on her on recognizance. Jones was also charged regarding an incident reported on July 4, 2012, in the Village of Arcade on one count seconddegree forgery:deed/will/ contract and one count second-degree possession of a forged instrument. This incident is under investigation. And, regarding an incident on June 26, 2012, in the Town of Machias charged with one count false written statement. This incident is closed by investigation. Jones is being held.

Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, August 6, 2012: Andrew J. Hoffman, 44, of Salamanca, N.Y., but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was sentenced, as a Second Felony Offender, on three counts each of Assault in the Second Degree, class D felonies, to determinate terms of seven years incarceration with the NYS Department of Corrections. For his conviction of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, a class D felony, he was sentenced to a term of incarceration having a minimum

of three and one-half years and a maximum of seven years with the NYS DOC. He was also sentenced to a one year term of incarceration for his conviction of Leaving Scene of personal Injury Incident, a misdemeanor, and 15 days incarceration of his conviction of Driving While Ability Impaired. His driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and he was assessed a mandatory State surcharge. All of his sentences are to be served concurrently. The incident occurred on or about October 23, 2011, in the Town of Coldspring, when he engaged in reckless driving and caused serious physical injury to three individuals and left the scene. Allison A. Sills, 30, of East Concord, N.Y., was sentenced to five years probation, license revocation, fines totaling $1,000.00 and assessed a mandatory State surcharge for her conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about April 28, 2011, in the Town of Ellicottville, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a .17 percent BAC. Ann George, 42 of Franklinville, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony, to satisfy a pending indictment. The indictment alleges that between September 2007 and January 2009, in Cattaraugus County, the defendant’s stole more than $3,000 by fraudulently obtaining public assistance benefits she was not entitled to. She will be sentenced on October 22, 2012. Benjamin G. Meyer, 27, of Cattaraugus, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty to Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D felony, and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, to satisfy a pending indictment. On or about and between November 28, 2011 and November 29, 2011, in the Town of New Albion, the defendant

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Police Reports knowingly entered and remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime and stole property. He will be sentenced on October 22, 2012. Travis W.Pratt, 33, of Salamanca, N.Y., was sentenced to five years probation, $500.00 fine and assessed a mandatory State surcharge for his conviction of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony. The incident occurred

on or about December 5, 2011, in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant knowingly and unlawfully sold a controlled substance. Kenneth P. Crawford, 44, of Killbuck, N.Y., was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty in connection to an indictment handed up by a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury which charged him with two counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree, class D felonies, and two counts of Sexual

Abuse in the First Degree, class D felonies. Between August 1996 and 2003, the defendant engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than eleven years old and subjected the child, who was less than eleven years old, to sexual contact. This matter has been adjourned 45 days for motions. Michael S. Lecceardone, 38, of Little Valley, N.Y., but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, waived prosecution by

indictment and entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to Driving While Intoxicated, a class D felony. On or about June 23, 2012, in the Town of Little Valley, he operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a BAC of .16 percent. By virtue of this plea, he also admitted to violating a previously imposed sentence of probation for a conviction of Driving While Intoxicated. He will be sentenced on October 22, 2012.

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Janet L. Wood Hinsdale Formerly of Jolly Town Rd., Janet L. Wood died August 7, 2012 at the Absolut of Salamanca. Born July 11, 1930 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of Frank and Helen Campbell Shoemaker. In 1972 in Buffalo, she married Robert E. Wood who died Dec. 11, 2009. Mrs. Wood was a 30 year employee of New York Telephone from which she retired February 20, 1984. She was a member of the Hinsdale United Methodist Church and the American Legion post 1434 of Hinsdale. Surviving are 2 daughters: Michelle (Patrick) O’Donnell of Machias, Susan (Robert) Lewis of Westfield, and a son: Gary Forichette of N. Tonawanda. She was grandmother of Jeniffer

(Steve) Jones, Michael (Melissa) Sullivan, Alison (Kenny Anderson) Berg, Ryan Forichette, Amy (Dave Gutierrez) Lewis, Bobbie (Michele) Lewis, Christy (James) Osborne, 9

great grand children, a sister Mary Anthony of Kenmore, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Frank Shoemaker. Friends gathered with the family on August 9, 2012 at the Hinsdale United Methodist Church 3828 Pennsylvania Ave. Hinsdale, NY, where her funeral service was held with the Rev. Richard Young pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Please make memorials in her name to the Hinsdale United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home in Franklinville. On line condolences can be sent to www. babbitteastonfh. com

Edward J. Lipka Jr. Arcade

Edward J. Lipka died August 6, 2012 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Born December 5, 1951 in Buffalo, he is the son of Edward and Helen Moore Lipka Sr. On June 27, 1970 in Depew, NY he married Linda Whitman who survives. Mr. Lipka attended Depew High School, and was in the Navy reserves from 1970-71, US. Navy from 1971-73, Navy reserves from 1973-80, US Army from 1981-1983,

and US Air force from 1985-88 where he was a Staff Sergeant. He was employed at the West Seneca Developmental Center for 38 years, and worked part time in Maintenance for Wal-Mart of Springville, NY Mr. Lipka was a member of the Arcade Fire Dept, Yorkshire Fire Dept., Machias Fire Dept. where he was past president, vice-president, and 2nd asst. fire chief. A

member of the Glenn A. Pratt American Legion Post 1460 of Machias and The Red Knights Motor Cycle Club. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, and bowling on the Machias Vol. Fire Dept. team. Surviving besides his wife and mother both of Arcade are 2 daughters: Dawn (George) Phetteplace and Bonnie (Ron) Sweet Jr. both of Franklinville, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grand daughters.

He was predeceased by his father and stepfather, Harrison Ralph. There will be no public visitation. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Buffalo. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240. Arrangements are under the direction of Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home in Franklinville. On line condolences can be sent to www.babbitteastonfh. com

Donald R. Haskins Donald R. Haskins of 9053 Buffalo Street died August 1, 2012 at the home of his son in Pulaski, Tennessee. He was born on April 24, 1921 in Angelica, a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Radley Haskins. He married Marium Smith who predeceased him in 1973. He was a member of the Rushford United Methodist Church, Army Veteran of WWII having served from 1942 thru 1945 with a tour in Italy, member of the Belfast American Legion No. 1504 and the former Joseph Enos Lodge No. 318 F & AM of Rushford and the Rushford Volunteer Fire Department. He

was transportation supervisor for the former Rushford Central School until his retirement in 1977. He was also superintendent of White Cemetery in Rushford for over forty years. Surviving are his children, Dennis (Joan) Haskins of Pulaski, Tenn., Merle (Karen) Haskins of St. Johnsbury, Vt., Alfred (Shanin) Haskins of Bradford, Pa., nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two brothers, Roger (Corina) Haskins of Arcade, Arthur (Marge) Haskins of Spencerport, three sisters, Olive Slocum and Jeanette Clark, both of Friendship, Arda Wilday of Wilmore, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Audean Haskins, a sister, June Saunders, a brother, Ernest Haskins and his companion, Mary Boller. Family and friends gathered at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 North Genesee Street, Fillmore. Funeral services were held on August 6, 2012 in the Rushford United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ray Gilman, pastor officiated. Burial was in White Cemetery, Rushford. Memorials if desired to: White Cemetery Assoc. Box 10 Rushford, N.Y. 14777

Mark J. Szczublewski

Mark J. Szczublewski of Route 243, died August 3, 2012 in his home. He was born on January 16, 1960 in Buffalo, a son of Max and Florence Makowski Szczublewski. He was a metal finisher for Rushford

Machine Co. Surviving in addition to his parents of Depew, are two daughters, Tiffany (Keith) Stoklosa of Depew, Brittany Szczublewski of Depew, a sister, Carol (Howard) Cohen of

Maryland, a brother, Marty (Barbara) Szczublewski of Lancaster and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Max Szczublewski Jr. Burial will be in St.

Augustine Cemetery, Lancaster, at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 North Genesee Street, Fillmore.

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Sheriff’s Office Offers Bow Hunters’ Education Class

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Bow Hunters’ Education Class on the following dates and time: Monday, September 3, 2012 and

Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5 to 9:30 PM. The class will be held at the Cattaraugus Rod & Gun Club. There is no charge for the class. Participants

CCB Sponsors “Back To School Supply Drive”

The America’s Promise team at CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) is holding a “Back To School Supply Drive” throughout the month of August, 2012. The drive is intended to provide area school children with supplies they may need, but cannot afford. Items needed include: Pens, pencils, loose leaf paper, pocket folders, glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons, spiral notebooks, highlighters, liquid glue, construction paper, scissors, erasers, poster board, scotch tape, stickers, wide ruled paper, composition notebooks…. Even book bags, tissues and lunch boxes will be accepted. The national symbol for America’s Promise, a red wagon, will be displayed in each location through the end of August as a drop-off location. CCB will distribute the supplies to local schools after they are in session in September. “This is what we do as part of the America’s Promise commitment; we help children,” states America’s Promise Team Chair Mary Jo Woodarek. “There are so many children that need these items to enhance their learning experience. CCB is pleased to offer area schools help in this way. Please look for the wagon and donate supplies. Without the proper school supplies, some children may not have the same opportunity others enjoy.” “America’s Promise” 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

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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

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members help to ensure that children receive the five resources they need: 1. An ongoing relationship with a caring adult-mentor; 2. Access to safe places & structured activities during nonschool hours; 3. A healthy start; 4. A marketable skill through effective education; 5. An opportunity to give back through community service. CCB is an FDIC insured New York State chartered independent, community bank. From January 2, 1902, CCB has established an unprecedented record of fiscal integrity and sound financial growth, which now totals over 180 million in assets. CCB maintains convenient ATMs and can be found on the web at www.ccblv.com. CCB is an equal housing lender. CCB’s main office is located in Little Valley.

Friday, August 10, 2012 must attend both days of instruction to receive a certificate. It is preferable that participants be at least 12 years of age. If a parent wants an 11-yearold to take the class, the parent must attend and sit with the child on both days. Class size will be limited to 30 students. Those attending must

bring some form of identification such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.; and a pen or pencil. They may also bring snacks or something to drink. Pre-registration is required. Reservations for the class may be made by calling the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 938-9191.

Teen Vampire Author to Speak at Olean Public Library The Olean Public Library is proud to welcome Florence Wilson, author of the Teenage Vampire Series, to speak about her book, her experience with writing and publishing, and to autograph books. No sign up is required to attend this free event on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 PM in the library’s Art Gallery. What happens when you combine a love for literature with the imagination to create worlds? You get new breakout writer Florence Wilson, creator of the new Teenage Vampire series. Florence Wilson is a teenage resident of north-central Pennsylvania. She has written a series of five Teenage Vampire novels, the fifth of which will be released this month. She wrote her first novel at age fourteen, and has met the challenge to complete one new novel in the series each year. Florence recently finished adapting the first in the series into a screenplay by the same title. Florence a

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Bonaventure Square project moving forward with Kinley Corporation as new developer

The eagerly anticipated Bonaventure Square development on Route 417 in Allegany across from St. Bonaventure University has a new lead developer and firm plans for proceeding with construction. Officials at Kinley Corporation and St. Bonaventure University announced Friday that Kinley has assumed the role of lead developer. “There has been a tremendous amount of effort going on behind the scenes for Bonaventure Square,” said Jason Crisafulli, president of Kinley Corp. “This is a very complex, large, and important project for St Bonaventure University as well as for Allegany and all surrounding communities. “We have an excellent project and location that is easily accessible for our communities, topped with a captive audience of about 2,500 potential and eager patrons directly across the street at the university,” he said. The local relationship between Kinley and St.

Bonaventure will give the project a fresh approach while still maintaining the goal of Bonaventure Square being a “lifestyle destination” for the school and the surrounding communities. Although the long-term plan for Bonaventure Square is the originally proposed $65 million project, a new focus breaks the project into two phases. According to Crisafulli, “This new approach gives the project a clear focus and a more manageable situation for getting the construction started as soon as possible.” The project has received Department of Environmental Conservation approval for all phases, which was the final planning component necessary to place the project on schedule for launching. “Through a joint effort between the town of Allegany, New York state Sen. Catharine Young, and representatives from St. Bonaventure and Kinley Corp., the DEC re-evaluated the project

and 10 days later approved all phases of Bonaventure Square to proceed without complications,” said Brenda McGee, senior vice president for finance and administration at St. Bonaventure. The Bonaventure Square project is on track for launch in the upcoming months. “The main focus is getting a shovel in the ground, but we are excited for the opportunity and

plan to take full advantage of the momentum from the approval of the DEC,” said Crisafulli. The first phase of the project will include a hotel and retail/restaurant space, including the planned Dave and Buster’s-type recreation business. Originally, Ross Wilson Associates of Buffalo was the lead developer for the project.

5 Artists Exhibit at The Ellicottville Library

The Ellicottville Memorial Library is exhibiting paintings by artists Charlotte Burnham, Marcy Hazard, Pat Kerl, Diane Knight, and Kathleen Lell through September 15. Their artwork includes landscapes, florals, still life and portraits, in a variety of mediums and styles.These 5 women all take a painting class together, under the tutelage of respected artist and instructor, Todd Plough. This exhibit is a beautiful display of their vision and talent, and their excitement to create art. Charlotte Burnham recreates her travels through her paintings: “I love to travel.... and in lieu of buying a souvenir on the trip, I try to take a picture of something I might like to paint. When I look at the painting, it brings back exciting and happy memories. Thus the cows from Naxos, Greece and the Chinese man I saw on a dragon boat in Beijing.

I have paintings from other countries and this fall I will be traveling to Africa....perhaps I will soon be painting a roaring lion!!” Pat Kerl began her adventures with painting to, as she says, “use the other half of my brain”. “I retired from the business world in 2003 having worked for 40 years in math and computer related areas. I participated in various workshops and began taking weekly drawing/painting classes in February 2008 concentrating in pastels. Today, I find myself much more aware of the shapes and colors in nature and enjoy the challenge of transferring my interpretation of them onto paper using pastels. “

Kathleen Lell says of her artwork: “Inspired by the natural world, travels, friendships and the intense curiosity about how to translate what I am seeing and feeling onto a piece of paper or canvas, I pursue my artistic muse, and my paintings come to life and tell their story.“ Marcy Hazard has loved all types of arts and crafts since she was a child., and her many years of dabbling is evident in her technical skill with painting in oils. Now, she paints when the mood strikes, although she leads a very active life with her family; traveling, skiing,

and sailing. Their love of art and the many hours of hard work that these women have put into honing their craft is evident from the lovely, lively works of art now hanging in the library.

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The Humane Society is best to deal with strays, not Audubon By Sarah Hatfield

That sound. It is natural, but it doesn’t belong. It is unexpected, not something that I expect to hear while heading out to the chicken coop, or into the building at work. Similar to a bird, but not quite right. If you aren’t familiar with it, you would not notice it. It makes me stop, though, dead in my tracks, and cock my head to side. “Was it?” I hear it again and surmise that it is definitely not a bird. At this point I usually sigh and start talking to the bushes and overgrown lot. “Where are you? Come here. C’mon, it’s okay.” If that doesn’t work, I let out a plaintive mew. That almost always works. Voila, a kitten appears. This has happened in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and now, in New York, at Audubon. One day this July, I was headed toward the building, coffee in hand, work bag on shoulder. I heard the sound, furrowed my brow and stopped. It did it again. To my right I spotted something that didn’t look quite right. “Are you a cat?” I asked in a friendly voice. This orange and white tiger kitten came bounding out of the weeds. I exchanged my coffee and bag for free hands to coax it within reach. Then a volunteer showed up, just as I got my hands on the kitten. It purred and purred and purred. She asked “Is there only one?” I didn’t know but said probably not. A few more minutes of mewing and calling and a second, just as friendly all orange tiger, came out of the same weeds. Kittens in arms, we took them into the building, dug out a rabbit cage and set them up with food, which they devoured, and water. All told that week, we rounded up 8 kittens from two different litters and one mom. Someone thought it a good idea to drop them at Audubon, after hours. The Day Camp kids learned two very valuable things – compassion for these animals previously loved by someone then carelessly dumped in the wild, and to spay or neuter your pets. Audubon is not the place for cats. We love animals – but act on that love by protecting the habitats they live in and the natural balance of ecosystems, teaching people about nature, and fostering a sense of wonder and positive experiences. From our perspective, cats threaten the biodiversity of our sanctuary and tip the balance. Essentially, and this may sound harsh, they are invasive

and need to be removed. We trapped and caged the cat and kittens. Ever the sucker, all nine went to my house. Gracious families adopted three. The next step was to do the right thing. I called the Humane Society of Chautauqua County. It is their mission to care for those unwanted or abused domestic animals, not Audubon’s. They took all six of the remaining cats. Now, sensitive readers and cat lovers may cringe at this next sentence. Had the Humane Society refused them due to lack of room, Audubon would have had them humanely euthanized. (I can hear the gasps of horror…). Now hold on. I ask that you consider it from the point of view of a nature sanctuary. Stray cats kill and can decimate populations of songbirds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. They are skilled and voracious hunters. To a place dedicated to protecting wildlife, a stray cat is like a lion loose in preschool. Of course we are going to protect the wildlife, just as anyone would protect the children. Does it make more sense? You don’t have to agree, just understand. It is wrong to dump a domestic pet animal anywhere. Not only is wrong, in many cases it is illegal. There are a lot of things I want to say to the folks who thought that dropping these cats at Audubon was a good idea. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt, however. Maybe they equated a wildlife sanctuary with people that care about animals and thought… well, I don’t know. But next time, they can save everyone involved, including the animals, a lot of grief by doing the right thing to begin with. Please don’t dump your strays. They live short, famished, and unsheltered lives. And especially please don’t dump your strays at Audubon. We care for the foxes and coyotes that prowl the woods, along with Great Horned Owls, hawks and eagles, all of whom would find a cat a delicious snack. The SPCA is much better suited to take your strays or no-longer-able-to-keep animals. Help Audubon protect the wildlife at our sanctuary and everywhere by spaying/neutering your pets, keeping them indoors or on a leash, surrendering animals to an appropriate facility, and not feeding stray cats. Sarah Hatfield is a naturalist at Audubon and has a soft spot for all animals.


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What is Your Stance on the Second Amendment? Sarah T.

Most American’s should know what the second amendment of the united States Constitution says. The second amendment gives law abiding American’s the right to bear arms. It was foreseen that tyrannical governments might try to tax the citizens of this new nation without representation and it was also foreseen that these same tyrannical governments may use force to make citizens comply with those illegal taxes. So the forefathers who wrote the Constitution of the United States of America made it known that Americans will not be tread upon by unwarranted and unwanted authorities. There are a lot of citizens expressing their consternation over laws that will infringe upon this right. There are also citizens who believe that too much fire power is unneeded in this day and age. There are fears that the government is going to try and take arms away from American citizens due to all the media coverage of rampaging psychos. Upon asking the question of the week it was found that a majority of respondents agree that owning firearms is the right of every law abiding American, but some have arguments that sound valid. What is your stance on the Second Amendment?

Greg W.

“It is the 2nd “I’m all for our Amendment, not right to bear the third, fourth or arms, although five so logic tells I think there us that it was a should be some sort of mandatory high priority of the training or a class Founding Fathers to keep guns legal. at least before Plus they make a being able to get cool t-shirt that a license for one, sums it up best, like a driver’s “Guns don’t kill license. Some people, people kill states make it people.” Just be mandatory that safe everyone.” you take a full year of driver’s ed in school. Some are not as strict, only having to pass a written and demonstrative test. I don’t think it would be too much to require the same when applying for a gun license.”

Ralph B.

“ ‘Shall not be Infringed.’ The Founding Fathers were wise. Leave it alone and concentrate on the failing system that’s producing morally bankrupt, confused and sick individuals.”

Clay T.

“It is not to be altered, that goes for any of them.”

filmmaker who stated, ”Since I began in the cinema, I had the idea of making something out of life, of creating a symphonic film out of the millions of energies that comprise the life of

Tim D.

Amanda M.

“Guns don’t kill people...it’s the bullets.”

Is there a question that you would like us to ask your neighbors? Submit your question today by emailing Mountain & Valley News at info@ ellicottvillenews.com

Berlin – Symphony of a City Outdoor Cinema Springville Center for the Arts will present an outdoor cinema screening on Saturday, August 11. Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis will screen under the black walnut trees on the side of Goddard (Town) Hall with live musical accompaniment provided by a trio of musicians from New York City. The film begins with calm and empty streets early in the morning and poetically follows the movements of the city as though it were a waking organism. Cinematography drives the film and creates an engrossing pace without narration or traditional plot. Director Walter Ruttmann was a prominent early German

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a big city.” He later made propaganda films and worked as assistant director on the controversial Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl. Musicians Sue Garner, Rick Brown and Bruce Bennett will provide an eclectic original score using percussion, guitar, bass, electronics and other instruments. Garner is a Georgia native, a painter whose voice, guitar and bass have been heard in a duo with Angel Dean, in the band The Shams (with whom Bennett played as well) and through her solo and band recordings on the Thrill Jockey and Matador Records labels. Drummer Rick Brown has no idea what styles he plays, though he recalls recording with people willing to call their music jazz, rock, noise, punk and “No Wave”. He’s played with Chris Stamey of the dBs, and composer/improvisors John Zorn and Guigou Chenevier as well as being a member of (among others) the groups Information, VEffect, Timber, Rattle, Fish

& Roses and Run On (these last three with Ms. Garner). Bruce Bennett, a filmmaker in his own right, presented a night of short film earlier in the season. He has toured Asia and Europe with cult hits, The A-Bones, described by the New York Times as “dedicated rock revivalists… who worship rockabilly, 1960s garage and anything having to do with that most cartoonish rock archetype: the juvenile delinquent in a leather jacket.” Their collaboration will provide a modern take on the century old tradition of silent film accompaniment. Admission to the event is free though a donation of $5 is suggested. Refreshments will be available. Arrive with a lawn chair or blanket at 8 PM at the corner of Mechanic and Franklin Streets in Springville. The film will begin at dusk. Running time: 65 minutes. In the event of rain the screening will occur inside Springville Center for the Arts at 37 North Buffalo Street. For more information call 592-9038.

“The edict that you can travel around the country freely at will was written before the steam engine was invented, before automobiles, before the Wright Brothers went to the Outer Banks. When the 2nd Amendment was written, if you wanted to have 100 bullets fly from the same point within a few seconds, you had to have 100 guns, and 100 people to hold them. Now you need a license to drive a car you need to show evidence that you can handle a car with prudence. And importantly, you need to INSURE your car in case you damage person or property with it. Perhaps weapon insurance is an idea we should think about.”

Hans Tashjian will Perform at the Springville Center for the Arts

Hans Tashjian will present an afternoon recital on August 12 at 2 PM. Tashjian, an SGI graduate and rising opera star, is a second-year Masters degree student at Manhattan School of Music study-

ing under Spiro Malas. Recent roles include Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier and Plagio in the American premiere of Mercadante’s I Due Figaro. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and with the Bach Music Festival of Canada. He graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Hans last graced our stage as a member of SLAM and we are proud to host his return. Admission is by donation with a suggested amount of $8. Proceeds benefit the Center’s capital project.

Pitt-Bradford to Hold Rural Health Leadership Workshops

The Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center and the Center for Rural Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold collaborative workshops on rural health leadership throughout August. In Bradford, the workshop will be held in Room 200 of the Seneca Building, 2 Main St., on Aug. 14, from 9 AM to noon. Additional workshops are to be held Aug. 21 from 1- 4 PM at the Community Education Council of Elk & Cameron Counties in St. Marys at a cost of $32 per attendee. The workshops, which have been approved for 2.5 credit hours for nursing and social work, will be open to all those who are community leaders, state or local health department program supervisors, health care educators, nurses, social workers, community-based non-profit organizations and representative leaders of service organizations. Lisa Chapman, pre-doctoral clerkship coordinator for the Center for Rural Health Practice, will present the workshops. To register, call (814)-362-5078 or email to contined@pitt.edu.

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