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Friday, August 24, 2012 Volume 23 Issue 34
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Busy Roads in EVL
A Tribute to Michael Kerns
Gourmet Cocktail Party and “Soulgrass” Dance Music
Village Mayor Charles Coolidge helps direct a convoy of over 100 Corvettes as they head down the detour on Martha Street, SUnday. The detour was to give Washinton Street over to the bicycles of the Centurion Races. Around 140 Corvettes, belonging to members of the Buffalo Corvette Club, traveled through Ellicottville en route to lunch at Holiday Valley.
photo by Chris Chapman
Local Focus “Deacon” Dan Sargente
EDITOR’S NOTE: Every community has its leaders. Their stories are known to some, but not all. In that same vein, every community has its share of unsung leaders. They are known to some family and select friends. This is the first story in a series to bring the stories of those in the community. If you know of someone that has a story to tell or is a walking story, let us know! We would be more than happy to give them the community spotlight and bring their story to the readers! All you have to do is send a brief email to chadski27@ gmail.com or chris@ ellicottvillenews.com There is a moment in just about everybody’s life when they see themselves rocking on a stage, guitar screaming from their hip to a riot of crazed fans swaying to the music. Dan Sargente has had those same aspirations-so now he does just that every Monday night, right in Ellicottville at a weekly gig. He was assigned the new stage name “Deacon Dan” by the Reverend Jack Darvaset at the Church on MOndo Monday show at Madigan’s. Now every week the Sargente lives a part of his dreams. Sargente started out his existence in Buffalo with his family and relocated to Sardinia when he was eleven. He was always into music he told EMVN, “My dad got me into it, he played guitar when I was growing up. He was in a
band. Plus all the music I was into; Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden all that stuff.” Before coming to Ellicottville, Sargente swung a hammer for his father’s construction company, D. L. Acker Construction. He made his move to Ellicottville about a year ago when he decided to work at the Ellicottville Brewing Company with some of his friends that already worked there. Sargente works in the kitchen there and helps Brewmaster Dan Minner with the craft beer production. He told EMVN that he really loves
Elliocttville. “I love the town, loved it since I was a kid. I always wanted to be here. There’s something about this town, I love everything about it.” Sergente lauded. Ellicottville has been a destination for a lot of people, most to visit and a lot to plant some roots. Sargente really expressed his admiration for Ellicottville and his favorite times here. “I like going to Spruce Lake, I like to run around town getting wild, I really like playing MOndo, it makes every day worth it.” Sargente said wistfully.
If you haven’t had a chance to hear his lead guitar and soulful solos along with Reverend Jack’s strumming and vocals it may be in your best interest to check it out. The entertainment value is well worth it as the clergy of the Church on Monday show play for free and only ask for benefaction and alms. As lead guitarist Deacon Dan finds the notes to take the tunes written by Reverend Jack to a different plane. He hooked up with the Reverend Jack when the show was called MOndO Monday at the Double Diamond. “My buddy Mike told the Reverend I played and he was like ‘bring him up’, that’s when we had Danimal.” Sargente recalled then he gave his inspirations for his rocking style, “Randy Rhoads from Ozzy, my father for sure, Dave Murray from Iron Maiden, Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath. I could probably keep going, “ he said and went on to nominate more inspiration, “Stevie Ray Vaughn, Hank Williams Sr., Hank III, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Nelson makes me want to cry when he plays.” When asked about where he plans to take his music Sargente replied, “I already took it. When I was younger I was in a band and we went on tour. Now I’m content with See SARGENTE on page 2
Voodoo Moon and New Orleans inspired painting donated by Shad Nowicki (shadart.biz) for the Voodoo Moon A Tribute to Michael Kerns Auction This Saturday, Aug. 25 is of foot stomping cajun the annual Tribute to the “soulgrass” music with late Michael Kerns Sr. This “blistering lap steel guitar years “Gourmet Cocktail and funky, deep hypnotic Party” is dubbed “Voodoo grooves” from the band, Moon” and promises to be Blue Sky Mission Club. good time on the bayou. Their Facebook page says, The theme is New “Practicing the age old Orleans/ cajun with tradition of playing music a casual dress code. people love to dance to.” Starting at 6 PM at the There will also be a John Harvard’s Pool and cash bar, a silent and live Cabana Bar Complex auction, door prizes and a at Holiday Valley the evening will entrance all See VOODOO MOON of the donors into a night on page 2
Bicycle Race Proves to be a Great Draw Hundreds of Racers Take to Cattaraugus County Roads in Centurion Ellicottville By Chad Neal
Racers in the 100-mile race cross the finish line, on Washinton Street, Sunday afternoon.
photo by Chris Chapman
Last weekend, Aug. 17 and 18 the village of Ellicottville was transformed into a start/ finish point for a pedal bike race. The Centurion bicycle race is a whole weekend of cycling events and races, and the streets of the village were blocked off to vehicle traffic to set
up the starting corrals and finish line along with riding team set ups, an emcee podium and other cycling related concessions and booths. Being the first year of a five year contract with the Centurion-the See CENTURION on page 2
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CENTUION continued from page 1 first and foremost plights were uncovered and preparation for next years event is in motion to try and keep everyone happy. The weather was great for the races and bike rides including the funride with NHL’s Buffalo Sabre Pat LaFontaine. The local bicycling scene were all on hand, including recreational riders. With more leather and motors it may have been mistaken for Sturgis with all the bikes lining the streets and riders and enthusiasts discovering and roaming the village. There were several locals who were very involved in the Centurion Ellicottville. Doug Bush, an avid cycler for 30 years was the local race director for the event. His job included working with law enforcement, course management and course layout. “This was to ensure a challenging and safe course that were specific lengths,” Bush told EMVN and answered some questions too, “My favorite part of the event was talking to the participants after they finished and seeing how much they enjoyed the event and Ellicottville. Many of the participants had not been to town before.” The amount of specifics that had to be completed to ensure a successful event is endless, but the show must always go on. The organization and planning was shared by many people around Ellicottville and the around the 25, 50, and 100 mile courses. “It’s hard to quantify how much work it took, but it took a lot,” Bush said adding, “ Not just me, but we had volunteer coordinators (Jean Nagurney and Mila Clauss) that were awesome and invaluable, help form the Chamber, and Holiday Valley. The staff from Centurion started the planning in December and continued right up to race day.” Bush told EMVN that, one of the biggest obstacles was finding storage and set up space for the race infrastructure. Fortunately Cody Sprague offered use of his family’s properties on Washington and Elizabeth to stage materials.” The 25-mile race had 85 racers with 28 women cyclists and 57 men and also had several locals riding in it, including Sean and Elizabeth Lowes, Katie DiDonato, Therese O’Rourke and Rudy Lupp. The Centurion, much like Ellicottville, draws a lot of
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VOODOO MOON continued from page 1 gourmet dinner with an extensive list of premium hors d’ourvres presented by Tom Kneeland and inspire by many guest chefs from Ellicottville’s fine restaurants. The price for the event is $65 and all the proceeds go towards the Rotary Club of Ellicottville Foundation for Youth. The ticket price is considered a donation and is tax deductible, too. There are a limited number of tickets so if
you’d like to rub elbows with the who’s who of Ellicottville or you already are one of the who’s who you better get your tickets as they are limited. This is Ellicottville’s Best Restaurant’s “Cajun Cook Off”. Ten different stations of very desirable recipes will be available to enjoy. For tickets call Kegs Keighley at 699-8758 or for further information call Greg Cappelli at 699-5626.
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neighbors form the North as well, several Canadian riders participated too. The 50-miler had 157 riders, 121 men and 32 women. There were local racers riding in this event as well including Woody Klein, Kelly Fredrickson, and Trey Clauss who took second in his age group (24-29) and 45th in his gender class and 49th over all. Bryan Tyers from Lively, Canada was the first place rider in this heat. Trey Clauss works at The City Garage and he calls himself a serious enthusiast even though he registered himself as a racer, he told EMVN. “I wanted to be in the front of the pack to get the race started.” Clauss confessed and also said that he finished the race in just over 2:44, with an average speed of 18 MPH. Clauss told EMVN that he planned to race in the Centurion even though he had his ACL replaced in May. “My goal before and after surgery was to ride in this event. I had my sights set on completing the 100-mile race, but after a realization that I had lost a crucial two months of riding I put my best efforts into riding my best in the 50. I’m pretty sure that was the fastest I’ve ever ridden 50 miles, so I would say I reached my goal. The knee surgery was definitely a set back,” Clauss recounted and added, “I rode an indoor trainer during my rehab, but it just doesn’t have the same effect as riding on the road. I can tell that my legs and lungs are not in the same shape as they normally are by this point in the summer.” Trey shared his favorite
part of the race was when he was when he had the road totally to himself and coming back through the start/ finish line “flying through the village with the crowd cheering.” He thinks this is a great fit for Ellicottville, “kind of like a mini Tour de France”. The 100-mile race was the big race and had 209 riders, 169 men and 26 women. The owner of Ellicottville Bike Shop, Dennis Baldwin, was third in his age group (30-34) and 31st overall. First place in the C100 was Osmond Bakker from Sittsville. EMVN reached Baldwin for some questions as well. He is an avid mountain biker and said he didn’t specifically train for this event. “I’ve been hooked on 100 mile long mountain biking races for a few years now,” Baldwin boasted, “I’ll do four of those this year, with the Shenendoah 100 being the season capper, Labor Day Weekend. I generally ride 12-16 hours a week training/riding, trying to ride a lot of hills around western New York as the 100-mile mountain bike events have over 12,000 feet of climbing.” Baldwin rode on a Scott Addict R1 high end road bike as he lead the pack through town which he said was the best part of the race. “It felt really good to represent Ellcottville and pull the pack through town at over 30 MPH.” He said. It took Baldwin 4:45 minutes to finish the 100mile road race, “I lost the main pack after Chapel Hill. I was like a minute off the pack and tried hard to catch up for about eight miles and couldn’t. I ended up riding from Franklinville to Salamanca
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by myself,” He said. Both Baldwin and Clauss agree that there needs to be more people rooting on the bikers as they”definitely push harder when people are cheering,” Clauss, Bush and Baldwin all agree that this event brought new people to town and were all told they (visitors) liked the town and planned on coming back next year. Clauss told EMVN that the Centurion’s owner Graham Fraser said the first Centurion started with 500 people and the Blue Mountain race this year capping off the season will have 5,000. Baldwin said he and a couple others from Ellicottville plan on going to the Blue Mountain event. Doug Bush also said MOndo. I really don’t have that the next Centurion Ellicottville is planned for any special plans for it, just the third week in August kind of enjoying it.” Enjoying life is the next year. meaning and Sargente has “The amount of hard let Ellicottville steer his work from the staff/ in a direction that wasn’t volunteers of Centurion put into this weekend was necessarily his dreams and aspirations, but has amazing. The full time satisfied him for the time staff of Centurion kept saying what a wonderful being. “Ever since I was a community we have here kid I always wanted to be a famous guitar player, but and that they haven’t here I am.” He professed had this kind of support adding “I always wanted at any other race event. to be a music teacher too. Hopefully with the help But now I just want to live of everyone in Eville we could have a long lasting young and prosper, I don’t want to be greedy about it relationship with this great organization,” said though.” The 25 year old musician Clauss.
seeking to engross listeners and keep playing for anyone who wants to listen is a definite part of the music scene in Ellicottville. As a cliché he is a growing fish in a small pond but in reality he is just doing what he likes, having fun and living. As more people go to see the Church on MOndo Monday show at Madigan’s every week he gathers more friends and fans. Deacon Dan Sargente is a rather new edition to Ellicottville but seems he has to have the right adherent to stick around for quite some time, especially with a weekly gig to rock.
Letter to the Editor
Thank You Centurions!
It is exciting to see Ellicottville “leading the pack” of community events. Offering new opportunities for others to discover our Village and Town, For locals to come together and take pride in their hometown and surrounding areas. Many of the people here this past weekend were first timers. They were impressed by how the event was organized, what our area has to offer, and how incredibly accommodating our Village and Town can be. The Centurion staff and volunteers greeted them with big smiles, open hearts and positive attitudes.
The comments from our visitors were amazing! They will return, not only for future races but to explore our area, visit and support our local business’, bring their friends and families. All of which is great for Ellicottville’s “Big Picture”, the growth, and quality of life in the place we call “home”. The Centurion Event provided local organizations the opportunity to raise funds thru volunteer participation. Those that helped out had a blast and are making plans for next time. All of this supports our small community of “full timers”.
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What a wonderful weekend, hats off to all! The Centurion Staff, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, Doug Bush and his local committees. All the Law Enforcement, EMS, DPW agencies. The volunteers, race participants, spectators and helpful locals. If Ellicottville is fortunate enough to host this event again next year, embrace it! Be part of the big picture, in living color. Participate, volunteer, and welcome our visitors. They may end up becoming a good customer, a new neighbor, a great friend! Patra Lowes Love Livin’ & Workin’ in EVL
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THROUGH AUGUST 31 FREE KIDS’ HAIRCUTS ALL AUGUST – JCPenney’s thinks every kid should make a great first impression. Any kid (K-6th) a free haircut all August at every JcPenney salon across the USA. Appointments available while they last. Please call 376-9372 or visit the salon at 400 North Union Street, Olean. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22-26 • RALLY IN THE VALLEY - August 22-26 (held rain or shine) in Olean. The five-day event is a motorcycle rally with the proceeds from the event benefiting a host of community charities. WED., AUGUST 22 - CUTCO/Ka-Bar Visitors Center will host the Rally Warm-Up Event on the grounds of the center, 1040 East State Street, Olean, 5-7 pm. Chicken BBQ, music, door prizes, motorcycles, and the unveiling of the 10 Year Anniversary RALLY commemorative Cutco Knife. THURS., AUGUST 23 - COMMUNITY BANK’s BANKING ON A GOOD TIME STREET DANCE - A family affair, will be located downtown on Laurens Street at North Union Street. The band, West will entertain from 7-10 pm. The Bike Judging Contest and Coolest Motorcycle Helmet and Moustache/Beard Contest. FRI., AUGUST 24 - TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK - MOTORCYCLE PARADE from Olean Middle School to Bradner Stadium at 5:30 pm. All are encouraged to WEAR PINK to the rally in honor of a breast cancer survivor and loved one. PINK rally shirts will be for sale to those tough enough to wear pink! Enter your rides in the annual bike show. Four parachutists from Free Fall Oz who will ‘drop’ into the stadium around 7 pm. The Rally will sell 100 chances for $5 on WHERE WILL THE PARACHUTISTS LAND contest. Fireworks at dark. Free concert with BLACKCAT BLUES and BLEEDING HEARTS. BYOBW - Bring your own Big Wheel Adult Race! Caricatures by Eric Jones 6-9 pm. The event runs until 11 PM. SAT., AUGUST 25 - CERTO BROTHERS SATURDAY FUN & GAMES street festival 11am-11pm with a variety of activities, including bike contests, bands, foods, and vendors. The first Cornhole Tournament - registration at 11 am. Games begin at Noon and will run all day. Mechanical Bull and several carnival games have been added to the entertainment schedule for Saturday. Music by STEEL REIGN & BURNT RIVER BAND. Food is plentiful all weekend! Retail vendors will have motorcycle accessories, clothing, sunglasses, leatherwear, motorcycles, even a truck/trailer to haul your motorcycle! SUN., AUGUST 26 – FATHEADS TAVERN DICE RUN - 120mile Dice Run ending at Bradner Stadium with food, music, prizes and more. The dice run will include stops in Allegany, Salamanca, Little Valley, Randolph, Gowanda Harley Davidson, Ashford, Allegany, back to the stadium. The bikers will compete for $2,000 in dice run cash prizes. FAT BRAT from 3-6pm. Also, spectators take part in the F.P.G. SCAVENGER HUNT with $500 in cash prizes while the bikes are out of the stadium. RAFFLE TICKETS are available for a chance to 1st PRIZE -- Harley Davidson 2012 Big Red Sportster Seventy-Two; 2nd PRIZE -- Harley Davidson 2012 Red Sunglo Sportster SuperLow; 3rd PRIZE -- 2012 CarMate Enclosed Two Bike Trailer; 4th PRIZE -- Rifle from Slugg’s Guns. Drawing will be announced Sun., August 26. Tickets are available to purchase before the event at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, Poor Cow Leather, at the Taste of Olean and Gus Macker, Rally committee members and during the Rally event. Additional info. at www.oleanny.com or call Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce 716-372-4433. FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 RUMMAGE SALE, Fri., August 24 at Brookside Community, West Henley Street, Olean. Please contact the office at 373-9200 for more info. 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. SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 SWNY PENN DOLL SHOW & SALE, Knights of Columbus, Olean, 10am-3pm. Southwestern New York-Penn Doll Club
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Doll Show & Sale. Old, new, collectable dolls, bears and miniatures. Door Prizes, Raffle, and Food available. For more info. 372-6116/585-466-3037. DRUMS FOR DARFUR - Lincoln Park, Olean, Sat., August 25 at 11 am or alternative rain site of the Cutco Theatre, JCC Olean. Guest speakers will include Dr. Barry Gan, Dr. Richard Reilly, professors at St. Bonaventure University, Della Moore from the Olean African Cultural Center Dr. Yogini Kothari and others, and will address International Human Rights issues and genocide awareness in places like Syria, and Sudan. The Olean Area African Drum Ensemble will play African Drumming Music, led by Moses Mark Howden, local attorney and music professor at St. Bonaventure University. The event will be hosted by Larry Sorokes of St. Bonaventure University and is free to the public. DOLL SHOW - The Southwestern York-Penn Doll Club will be holding its third annual Doll Show and Sale on Sat., August 25, 10am3pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olean. Admission is $5.00 for adults. Children under 12 free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be old dolls, new dolls, collectable dolls, teddy bears, miniatures and toys for sale at the show. Kathleen Rumfola, a well known doll artist whose work has been shown in Doll Castle News and other doll magazines, will be holding a workshop for people attending the show. The workshop, FUN WITH STICKS AND STONES, will be on going throughout the day. There will not be a charge for attending the workshop. Informal appraisals of dolls will also be done at the show. The Southwestern York - Penn Doll Club was founded in 1975 The group meets in Hinsdale the last Wednesday of each month. Besides members presenting doll programs, the club supports various charities throughout the year. New members are always welcome. If you have any questions about the doll show or the doll club, please contact Wende Kenyon at 585-466-3037 or Karen Ostrum at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS - Canticle Farms, Allegany, 5-7pm. BAHs are for GOACC Members & Guests. BAHs are where you can gather in a casual atmosphere, win prizes and giveaways, share business cards, meet new business colleagues, and enjoy appetizers. If you attend seven out of ten BAH, you will be entered to win the attendance fund raffle. FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 3rd Annual Simply Summer Music Festival - Roots rock band Big Leg Emma headline. Friday, August 31, 7:30pm. Presented by Tickletown Trust and Trade, 4484 Humphrey Road, Humphrey, NY 14741. Rain or Shine. $10 Suggested Donation. For more information, call 716-945-5460 or visit www.simplysummermusicfestival. weebly.com SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 AND 2 VFW Yard Sale - Donations are being accepted for a yard sale at the VFW in Franklinville September 1st and 2nd; 8am-3pm. For more info. or to donate items, contact Barb at 676-3127. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Fall Rabies Clinic - Thurs., Sept. 6, 4:30-7:30pm at the Cattaraugus County Dept. of Public Works Garage in Allegany. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 GENESIS HOUSE HARVEST MOON GALA - Old Library Restaurant, Olean. Brings the community of Genesis House friends together for fellowship, fine dining, and music. Begins at 6 PM with a cash bar. Dinner at 7 pm. Balloons and basket raffles, Silent Art Auction. Live music features the Paul DeRitter Quintet. For more info. 716-373-3354. GOLF TOURNAMENT FORE KIDS - Bolivar Golf Club - 11 AM Shotgun Start four person team – 4 man scramble Best Ball. Team Entry Fee is $240 and includes green fees and carts. Pre register and pay by September. All Proceeds from the golf tournament will go to The Salvation Army of Olean. Asking businesses take one of the following levels of sponsorship - Corporate Sponsorship - $500; Classic Sponsorship - $300; Hole Sponsorship - $150; and Cart Sponsorship - $75. For more info. (716) 372-6740 or email: email@example.com * 716-372-7912 Fax 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. Swine, Wine & Craft Festival held by The United Way of Cattaraugus County and sponsored by Five Star Bank. Held on Saturday Sept. 8, at War Veteran’s Park. Craft and food vendors, rib cook off, home brewers contest and raffles. Doors open at 11am, admission is free. For more info. call Gail or Candy at (716) 372-3620 or register online at www.uwcattco.org. 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. SUNDAY, SeptEMBER 16 Creekside Roundup NBHA Co-sanctioned Game Show @ Arena - Sun., Sept. 16, 9am. 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.
info. 716-353-8516 American Red Cross Blood Drives • 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! • Wed., Sept. 5, 2-7pm at St Johns Church, 5381 Depot St., West Valley, NY 14171. Receive a Monro Muffler coupon for a $19.99 “Extra Mile” service package plus $60 off a set of tires • Mon., Sept. 17, 1-6pm at St, Pauls Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242 East, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Receive a Monro Muffler coupon for a $19.99 “Extra Mile” service package plus $60 off a set of tires. • Fri., Sept. 21, 1-6pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 79 River St., Salamanca, NY 14779. Receive a Monro Muffler coupon for a $19.99 “Extra Mile” service package plus $60 off a set of tires • Fri., Sept. 21, 1-6pm at Free Methodist Church, 41 South Main St., Franklinville, NY 14737. Receive a Monro Muffler coupon for a $19.99 “Extra Mile” service package plus $60 off a set of tires • Wed., Sept. 26, 8:30am-1:30pm at West Valley Central School, 5359 School St., West Valley, NY 14171. Receive a Monro Muffler coupon for a $19.99 “Extra Mile” service package plus $60 off a set of tires • Fri., Sept. 28, 10am-3pm at Hinsdale High School, 3701 Main St., Hinsdale, NY 14743. 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.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. • 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. 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 • Book Sale – Rock N’ Roll Weekend –The Library is accepting donations of used books and DVDs for our upcoming book sale which starts Friday September 14th at 10:00 am. Please drop off all donations during normal business hours. • 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: email@example.com 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. 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.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Creekside Roundup Fall Carriage Drive - Sun., Sept. 23, 10am, Location TBA.
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.
ON-GOING EVENTS & MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings Saturdays, Franklinville Free Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St.
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.
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
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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Friday, August 24, 2012
Economic Impact Study Confirms Pitt-Bradford’s Strong Contributions to the Region
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford contributed $67.5 million to the regional economy in 2011, according to a new study by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research, which has performed economic impact studies for small colleges across western Pennsylvania. Conducting the study were Dr. Sabina Deitrick, director of the Urban and Regional Analysis Program at the Center for Social and Urban Research; Christopher Briem and William Lafe, who noted that “the institution has expanded and become an even more critical part of Bradford and its regional economy. As we move further into the 21st century, Pitt-Bradford’s role will likely expand even more, helping to grow the region, improve the quality of life of its residents, and add to prosperity across sectors.” The researchers examined economic data from the Pennsylvania counties of McKean, Elk, Warren and Cattaraugus County in New York to draw conclusions on economic impact. Their conclusions on community impact and partnerships also include the counties of Cameron, Forest and Potter. “It is abundantly clear that life in rural America has changed over the past
Seneca Allegany Casino presents Trace Adkins Sunday, Aug. 26, 5 PM Trace Adkins is one of Country music’s most versatile and accomplished entertainers. His instantly recognizable baritone has earned 30 charted singles and 15 Top Ten hits gold, platinum, and multiplatinum albums with total sales surpassing 10 million.He is the author of A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck. He was a finalist on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice, where he charmed millions. His tenth studio album, PROUD TO BE HERE, features the Top Ten hit, “Just Fishin’” and latest single, “Million Dollar View.” The album was released on August 2, 2011 on and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. Tickets start at $65 and are available at Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
50 years and will continue to evolve in the context of a global society,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, Pitt-Bradford’s president. “Higher education is crucial in the Information Age, and Pitt-Bradford is fully committed to preparing students from the region and beyond to succeed in careers of their choosing. In the process, the institution makes tremendous contributions to the economic and cultural development of our communities.” Of the $67.5 million dollar impact in the economy, $39.7 million was in direct expenditures to the north central region with a concentration of funds in McKean County. Students generated $10 million through off-campus living and discretionary spending. In addition to contributing tens of millions of dollars to the regional economy, the university supports 740 jobs in the region – 555 direct jobs and 184 indirect jobs from the indirect effects of the university’s expenditures and the induced effects of consumer spending for goods and services. For the 2011 fiscal year, Pitt-Bradford contributed $134,682 in local payroll taxes. While the total economic impact calculated for 2011 included $8.5 million in
capital expenditures, from 2001 – 2010, the campus averaged more than $6.3 million each year on muchneeded capital expenditures, including the Sarah B. Dorn House, the Harriett B. Wick Chapel and renovations of academic buildings. In addition to the financial benefits, the study cited quality-of-life benefits that the university provides to the region, such as the education of the local workforce. During the last decade, 56 percent of Pitt-Bradford graduates have found employment in the region. Top employers of alumni are Bradford Regional Medical Center, Beacon Light Behavioral Health Services, Bradford Area School District and American Refining Group. About 3,000 alumni live in the six-county region. Through its Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development, Pitt-Bradford provides workforce training such as oil and gas industry seminars and OSHA safety courses, professional training, and personal enrichment. The division also provides recreational programs such as fly-fishing, self-defense and painting classes. School-age children in the region benefit from a variety of academic programs and athletic camps,
and recent expansion of the College in the High School program allows students to take PittBradford courses in their high schools. Numerous high schools in the region participate in the program, allowing students to earn college credit at a fraction of the cost of enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Pitt-Bradford also serves as a cultural resource, drawing nationally recognized theater and dance companies, as well as musicians, poets, writers and artists. Additionally, faculty and staff take an active part in the greater community through volunteer service on boards and committees. During 2011-12 academic year, the Office of Community Engagement, which coordinates student volunteer efforts, recorded 7,771 hours of community service and $10,337 raised for local charities. Pitt-Bradford’s Center for Rural Health Practice, American Refining Group/Harry R. Halloran Jr. Energy Institute and Allegheny Institute play a facilitative role, providing expertise and brokering partnerships in the region to address social and industrial needs. To read the entire study, visit www.upb.pitt.edu/impact.aspx.
ECS Senior Spotlight Alex Steinbroner By Chad Neal
Alex Steinbroner has been going to Ellicottville Central School all of his life. “My older sisters went there and it’s obviously a great school,” he proudly stated and mentioned his sisters were a few years older than him and that he had a 10 year old brother, “I know we vary in age but they are definitely my best friends.” Steinbroner is now an upperclassmen at ECS, finally reaching that apex year of being a Senior. He has been an athlete all of his life too, “Sports are my life,” Steinbroner asserted, adding, “Whether it’s competitive or just messing with my friends, a lot of my best memories have been on a field or a court or a track. I’ve played soccer since I could walk, not my choice, but probably because my sisters were on State Championship teams, but I couldn’t be happier that I’ve played my whole life. I know for one thing, my coach, Matt Finn, has made me love the game so much more. He’s done more for me than I think he’ll ever know.” Alex also plays basketball and runs track. “I wouldn’t be able to decide between B-Ball and soccer as one of my favorites.” he mentioned answering the question what his favorite sport was, adding “Track is mostly to keep me
in shape.” Steinbroner also alluded to the fact that he earned First Team Allstar and MVP for both his sophomore and junior years on the track team. His future is shaping up as he is in the application process for West Point Military Academy. “It’s a lot of work but it’ll definitely be worth it. I definitely want to serve my country and I think that I have a lot of the characteristics that they look for in an officer in the Armed Forces,” Steinbroner surmised and then vowed, “If I don’t get in, I will get into an ROTC program at a different college, but I don’t have to worry about that because I’m getting in.” He knows he is destined to lead but along with a self assured attitude and his charm Steinbroner is still in the air about the direction his education will take him though, “I’m not positive what I want to major in, but I think I’m leaning towards something in psychology,” he reckoned. Though he does have leadership skills and a
positive attitude, Steinbroner admitted he’s not sure about being in the spotlight. He worked with the Ellicottville Youth Program this past summer and every kid looked up to him. Steinbroner is a team oriented guy and will go far staying on this path. He also knows he wants to have great memories to cherish, “I definitely don’t want this year to go by too fast,” he said, “I really want to just enjoy every second I can with all of my friends and teammates.” Alex had one last inspiring thing to say to underclassmen , “DO NOT hold anything back these last few years of high school. The worst feeling you’re ever gonna have is when you wake up and say to yourself “I wish I would have done this, or I could have done that.” You have to be sure that you have ZERO regrets. Whether it’s on the court, or in the classroom, work as hard as you can and don’t miss out on anything. Live it up ‘cause you only get to do this all once. Don’t mess it up!”
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Know your Roller Derby Girls Roller Derby Diva Cristin Hopkins a.k.a. “CrashCourse”” by Chad Neal Cristin “CrashCourse Crissy” Hopkins is from Greece, N.Y., and attended Greece Athena high school. She had interest in a few different sports including skiing, track, swimming, golf, etc. “When I was younger, and it was the ‘80s, it was our thing to go skating every Friday night and Saturday night at USA Skates and Horizon Skateway,” CrashCourse recalled. CrashCourse has been living in the Southern Tier now for 15 years, after she attended SUNY Brockport, graduating with a Masters in Education and Minor in Theatre (children’s theatre). She is an educator and started her career at Wellsville Central School as a fourth grade teacher. She told EMVN that she was a cheerleading coach and was very active in community theatre with Olean Community Theatre and Bradford Community Theatre groups and the Wellsville Players. She now teaches at Genesee Valley Central School. “I switched schools and stuck around here because I met and later married my husband, Matt. I remained active in both coaching and teaching... until I began my little family. I now have two daughters, Emma(5) and Olivia (2). I currently teach kindergarten at Genesee Valley CS. My hubby, and biggest supporter, is Principal in the Scio School District,” CrashCourse shared. CrashCourse told EMVN that after her children were born she still yearned for an outlet that didn’t consume family time like coaching and theatre. “A very good friend of mine called me one day on her way home from work in Franklinville and told me about a sign in front of Skateland asking for women of all ages, shapes, sizes and experience to join their women’s flat track roller derby team. I called that night and went to observe a practice the next day. I sort of expected to see something similar to what I used to watch on Saturday morning television, which was more like WWF wrestling on wheels,” She said and went on to explain further her birth into roller derby, “What I really saw was definitely more sport. I saw a group of women working together under then coaches BustEd (Ed Rung) and Special K (Nikki Kellogg). They were doing drills, learning plays, going over rules, patting each other on the back, distressing from the day using laughter and sweating like pro football players. I was hooked at Hello!It was that very same day that I became an active skater for the Rockin’ Rural Roller Girls in Franklinville, NY.” CrashCourse skated for the Rockin’ Rural Roller Girls for over a year then made her way to the the HellBilly Heartbreakers part of the “ever growing Enchanted Mountain
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Roller Derby” (EMRD) out of Allegany, NY. “I have to admit it was one of the best years ever. I was skating several times a week, gaining skills, endurance, knowledge, friendships and even a derby wife, BadA** BruiseHer (Tina Wilson). Lets clarify the latter...” CrashCourse interposed, “I am married, but my derby wife functions as a close friend and confidante. Someone that “has your back” if you are down and out and someone you can talk to. Like a derby BFF! She is amazing and is still a big part of my life even though I now skate for another team.” CrashCourse tells EMVN that she is very glad to be part of the HellBilly Heartbreakers. “They are an AMAZING group of gals that welcomed me from day one and treated me as one of their own. Even though I had been skating with a team for a year, I found myself lacking some very important skills that I needed to play successfully with this team,” CrashCourse admitted, adding “Every single veteran skater has taken time out to help me gain those skills without ever judging me or making me feel inferior. They (and the Coach..Paul DeLong) have taught me plays, rules and everything else that I needed to become a successful player for them. In fact, since I began with EMRD, several freshies (new skaters) have joined and all have had positive transitions to becoming an active skater.” CrashCourse told EMVN that roller derby is not just a sport to “beat the snot” out of other competitors but that is more of a network of likeminded individuals who meet each other at bouts and stay in touch after, via facebook and other social technologies. She explained that they help each other out by asking for opinions on gear and techniques among other derby related things. CrashCourse is a blocker mainly and wears the skates with the
Riedell boots, RedBone bearings, and Poison Wheels. She said she chose those things based on her intermediate level of play and the usual surface they play on. “I also switch out my wheels if we go somewhere that may have a different surface. That way I am prepared for things that may come my way,” She revealed and continued, “I have aspirations to become a jammer (point scorer) as I get better and more confident on the track. It also helps a great deal if you are familiar with the rules, you become a better skater and may even have the opportunity to referee as well.” CrashCourse shared her greatest trauma on the track , “For a while I had an elbow that kept swelling up when ever I landed on it. I looked more like John Merrick from the Elephant Man movies, or at least my elbow did. Just take a few aspirin rub a little tough on it and go on with your day. It is something that everyone else is feeling, so you usually don’t bother mentioning it,” she said. CrashCourse explained that her husband is now a “Derby Widow” in that he he hears, eats, sleeps and dreams derby. She also told EMVN that they are “cultivating the next generation” of derby enthusiasts. Her children enjoy going to the track with her as most of the girls bring their kids, she said. “In fact my 5year old Emma (Princess Layout) will begin her skating career by joining other children at junior derby,” she boasted. CrashCourse explained that derby couldn’t happen without all the support from teammates, volunteers, referees, and non-skating referees, coaches, and announcers to name a few. She strives for her daughter to find the same positive experience she has with her team. She ended by saying “Derby hugs and love to EMRD and many thanks for allowing me to become part of such an amazing team.”
At some point the player must trust the method he or she is learning. A number of good habits should be created and repeated more by feel than by a thought centered mechanical process. Experts agree that a higher level of performance can be attained by forming good habits regarding the relaxation process prior to the swing. Coordination and timing are enhanced by reduction of tension which should be reviewed during the learning stages as well as during competition. The following pre-shot routine will help ensure that the maximum potential is gained as a result of developing sound mechanical habits. 1. Good players begin every shot from a position about 5 feet directly behind the ball, straddling and looking down the target line. 2. A cleansing breath is taken to signal the
Locals win at Gus Macker Some local players won
championships at the fifth annual Olean Gus Macker Basketball Tournament that was played on August 18-19. In the men’s division, Fromunda Crew won the Championship after beating a team from Jamestown in two close games in the finals. The team consisted of Steve Watson, a Franklinville native who is Athletic Director at St. Bonaventure University; Jeff Haskell of Franklinville, a Pioneer graduate-athlete and Arcade native; Derek Kaiser; and Ace Navarez. Navarez, 27. Navarez also won the Olean Gus Macker slam-dunk contest. Haskell has coached Varsity boys’ basketball at Ten Broeck Academy and Pioneer. Haskell is the top boys’ scorer at Pioneer (1660 points). The Panthers won the women’s division. The team consisted of Jessica Jenkins, a 2012 graduate who played women’s basketball at St. Bonaventure University and helped the Bonnies win the 2011-12 Atlantic 10 regular season championship; Samantha Kopp, who played high school girls’ basketball at TBA of Franklinville and is currently playing collegiate women’s basketball at CW Post of Long Island; Olivia Sayvone of Freedom, a Pioneer graduate who will play women’s collegiate basketball at Pitt-Bradford; and Mikaela Connelly, who is a Pioneer graduate-athlete who will play women’s basketball at Buffalo State this fall.
start of the routine. From this point on, preciseness must be an element of the player’s routine. If the routine is interrupted either internally or externally, the process must be repeated in its entirety. 3. Evaluation of the overall shot is the next step, The shot should be planned completely, and there must be a confidence that the right club has been chosen to accomplish the shot. 4. Choosing an intermediate point on the ground ( between the ball and the target ) three to five feet in front of the ball will assist with alignment during the set-up. 5. Visualization of the desired flight of the ball is the key to
accomplishing a feel for the shot. 6. The player should move to the side of the ball and again take a cleansing breath as the setup is completed. Continuing to see and feel the shot while remaining relaxed, is important. 7. A positive attitude throughout the routine is most beneficial. Negative thoughts cause unwanted tension.
Watch next week for: Summary :The Sequential Building of the Golf Swing.
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Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office 8/21/12 – A one-car accident on Henrietta Road, in the Town of Ashford resulted in a vehicle owned by Jackson Juriewicz, no age given, of Hamburg, and operated by Brian Jurkiewicz, 19, also of Hamburg being overturned. According to Sherrif’s deputies, the vehicle was traveling north on Miller Road when the operator failed to keep right and crossed Henrietta Road, where the car struck a guard rail, causing th evehicle to overturn. The operator had minor scrapes and refused treatment. He was charged with common law driving while intoxacated, driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, and failure ot keep right. Deputioes were assisted by the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department ambulance. 8/19/12 – Conny F. Evans, 41, of Hattysburg, MI, was arrested by Nunda Police, in Livingston County, on an arrest warrant issued byt eh Cattaraugus County Family Court following a trafic stop. He was turned over to Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputies and transported to the Village of Ellicottville
Court for arraignment. He was remanded the custody of the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. 8/19/12 – Bryan A. Kettle, 29, of Kill Buck, turned himself in on an arrest warrant charging him with fourth-degree grand larceny, stemming from an investigation conducted in the Village of Allegany. He was arraigned int eh Town of Great Valley Court and remaded to the custody of the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. 8/18/12 – Leif C. Mohawk, 44, of Perrysburg, was taken into custody on a warrant issued from the Salamanca Town Court, charging him with felony first-degree criminal contempt. He was arraigned in the Great Valley Town Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000. 8/17/12 – Eric A. Kuhaneck, 20, of Little Valley, was arrested on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D Felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation performed by th eSheriff’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. The investigation found that, on Aug. 15, 2012, Kuhaneck allegedly had
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sexual contact with two children that were six years of age. He was arraigned in the Town of Salamanca Court where he was held on $2,500 bail and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail to await further proceedings.
set at $7,500. Rhonda Moore is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was arraigned with bail set at $5,000. Both were remanded to the custody of the Cattaraugus County Jail.
8/16/12 – Kirk L. Sterling, 27, of Cattaraugus, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated drivig while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .18, driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15 in a vehicle, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. It is alleged that Sterling struck a utility pole with a trailer he was pulling behind his truck while driving on the Lebanon Road, in Coldspring. It is further alleged that he attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by local residents. Upon arriving on the scene, it is alleged that deputies determined Sterling was intoxicated. He was charged under “Leandra’s Law,” making it a felony to have a child less than 15 years old in the vehicle. The child was 4-years old. Sterling is due to appear in the Town of Coldspring Court at a later date to answer the charges.
8/15/12 – David J. Kessler, 26, of Freedom, was arrested on a warrant issued out of the Freedom Town Court on charges of seconddegree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Kessler was picked up form the Chautauqua County Jail and taken to Yorkshire Court for arraignment. He was released and is due to appear in the same court at a later date to further answer the charges.
8/16/12 – Stephen M. Moore, 37, and Rhonda S. Moore, 28, both of Bradford, were arrested after a traffic stop on Route 417, in the Town of Allegany after reports that their vehicle was traveling back and forth on the road. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle and allegedly determined that Stephen Moore was intoxicated. Further investigation of the vehicle allegedly uncovered a bag of what is believed to be cocaine on the center console. With the assistance of New York State Police, based in Olean, the two were transported to the State Police Barracks for processing. Stephen Moore was charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .18 percent, refusing a roadside prescreen test, and failure to maintain lane. He was arraigned and bail was
8/15/12 – Dustin J. Gebauer, 23, of Ellicottville, turned himself in on an arrested warrant issued out of the Village of Ellicottville Court on charges of criminal liability to another and third-degree assault stemming from an incident in June, 2012. He is being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. 8/1/12 – Mark C. Franz, 42, of Buffalo, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by a court in Erie County. Franz was turned over to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office to pursue the charges.
New York State Police 8/17/12 – Gregory M. Vassar, 20, of Franklinville, was involved in a property damage accident on Route 98 at Sugartown Rd. in the Town of Great Valley. The accident is pending investigation. 8/13/12 – Scott P. Swan, 29, of Great Valley, was charged in the Village of Allegany with one count each: fifth-degree conspiracy, petit larceny and first-degree falsifying business records. He was given an appearance ticket.
Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney,
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reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, August 20, 2012: Daniel A. Andavaso, 30, address unknown, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was sentenced as a Predicate Felony Offender, to a term of 2-4 years in the New York State Department of Corrections and restitution for his conviction of Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D felony. On or about May 18, 2011, in the City of Olean, he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein. Additionally, he was sentenced to a term of 1-3 years for violating the terms and conditions of a previously imposed sentence of probation. Derrick R. Dyer, 30, of Buffalo, New York, entered a plea of guilty to satisfy a pending Indictment and was sentenced to pay a $100.00 fine for his conviction of Attempted Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about May 4, 2011, in the Town of Little Valley, when the defendant, being a registered sex offender, failed to notify DCJS of an address change within ten (10) days. Daniel J. Kolata, 43, of Olean, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony and Failure to Signal, a violation. The incident occurred on or about March 8, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a .16% BAC. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Matthew D. Cox, 39, of Pittsburgh, PA, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charged him with one (1) count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony and one (1) count of Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony. The incident occurred on or about and between April 2010
and August 2011, in the City of Olean, when the defendant did commit a fraudulent welfare act by taking and obtaining public assistance benefits and the value of the property exceeded $3,000.00. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Donna J. Cox, 41, of Pittsburgh,PA, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges her with one (1) count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony and one (1) count of Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony and two (2) counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, class e felonies. The incident occurred on or about and between April 2010 and August 2011, in the City of Olean, when the defendant knowing that a written statement contained false information and committed a fraudulent welfare act by taking and obtaining public assistance benefits and the value of the property exceeded $3,000.00. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Dwight E. Johnston, Jr., 44, of Dayton, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with one (1) count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, a class B felony; one (1) count of Rape in the First Degree, a class B felony; one (1) count of Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree, a class D felony and one (1) count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about and between December 2011 and February 7, 2012, in the Town of Dayton, when the defendant, over a period of time not less than three months in duration, being eighteen years or more, engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct and engaged in sexual intercourse with a child less than thirteen years old. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Jaycee M. Moore, 40, of Jamestown , New York, entered a guilty plea to Attempted Burglary
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Police Reports in the Third Degree, a class E felony and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor, to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred on or about December 15, 2011, in the Town of South Valley, when the defendant acted jointly and in concert with others, each aiding and abetting the other, knowingly entered and remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein and damaged property of another person exceeding $250.00. Sentencing is scheduled for December 10, 2012. Mackenzie L. Smith, 26, of Hinsdale, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail waived prosecution by indictment and entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to One (1) count of Forgery in the Second Degree, a class D felony; one count of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor and one (1) count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about June 9, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, did falsely make, complete or alter a written instrument, to wit, a credit card belonging to another person. Sentencing Scheduled for November 5, 2012. Frank J. Reilly, Sr., 73, of Olean, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony and Moved
from Lane Unsafely, a violation. The incident occurred on or about March 30, 2012, in the Town of Franklinville, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a .11% BAC. The matter has been adjourned for motions. David J. Knoxsah, 23, of Olean, New York, entered a plea of guilty to an indictment that charges him with one (1) count of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about or during late May 2011, in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant acted jointly and in concert with others, each aiding and abetting the other, stole property. Sentencing is scheduled for December 10, 2012. Ryan D. Radar, 41, LKA/ unknown , but presently in the Cattaraugus County Jail, waived prosecution by indictment and entered a plea of guilty by a Superior Court Information that charges him with three (3) counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, class D felonies. The incidents occurred on or about March 16, 2012 in the Town of Olean; March 22, 2012 In the Town of Ischua and April 5, 2012 in the Town of Coldspring, when the defendant acted jointly and in concert with another, each aiding and abetting the other, knowingly entered and remained unlawfully in a building at various locations, with the intent to commit a crime therein. Sentencing is scheduled for November 5, 2012.
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Louise Birmingham Led Life of Service
Louise Birmingham, age 94, formerly of Killbuck, NY and Salamanca, NY and recently of Eden Heights in Olean, NY passed away on August 18, 2012 at The Pines Rehabilitation Center, Olean, New York following a short illness. Mrs. Birmingham was married to James L. Birmingham for over sixty years. He predeceased her on August 7, 2001. She was the youngest of 13 siblings, all of whom predeceased her. Louise led a life of service to her community. She was a founding member of the Killbuck Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary, The Ladies’ Home Bureau and served on the Great Valley Town Board of Elections as an inspector. Louise held long-term various positions as officer in many
organizations, including the Senior Citizens of Great Valley Chapter. Louise graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing in Olean, New York. She was awarded the Excellence in Nursing honor upon her graduation. She was employed at the former St. Francis Hospital and former Salamanca Hospital and
earned accolades from her patients and co-workers. She was known for her kindness, gentleness and compassion. Louise had significant inspirational impact on her daughters and grandchildren, who loved and admired her. Surviving are: two daughters, Marian Birmingham, Dayton, Nevada, Patricia Ryan, Churchville, New York; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; a sister-in-law, Molly Birmingham, North Chatam, New York; several nieces and nephews, including, Mary Ann Powers, Olean, New York, Linda Rychcik, Salamanca, New York, Sharon Smith, Killbuck, New York, Margaret Weinholtz, Middleport, New York, Jennifer Quattrone,
Randolph, New York, who without their love and loving care, Louise would not have attained her many years of longevity. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Peace Parish with Rev. Ronald Mierzwa, pastor of Holy Name of Mary Church officiated as celebrant assisted by Deacon Michael Anderson. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York. Expressions of condolences may be directed to Hospice Care in your own communities. Volunteering at similar agencies would be the highest tribute you could choose to honor Mrs. Birmingham. E-condolences can be sent to email@example.com, or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
Franklin J. Scalise Franklin J. Scalise of Franklinville died August 16, 2012 at his home following a battle with cancer. Born Jan. 17, 1933 in Sardinia, NY, he was the son of Gaetano & Josephine Cianflone Scalise. On June 17, 1958 in Franklinville he married Carol Henry. Frank was a 1951 graduate of Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville where he was a basketball All-star from 49-51. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. He retired in 1997 from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. as a line foreman working out of both Olean and Franklinville, after 35 years of service. Frank was a member of
Buffalo Evening News Champs. He was an avid Bowler with a 300 game and a 717 high series, and also an avid golfer he had 4 holes in one & was Club champion at the Ischua Valley Country Club. Frank was elected to the Sport’s Hall of Fame in Cattaraugus County in 2009 for Baseball. Surviving besides his loving companion the American Legion post Margaret Peterson of # 626, the VFW post 9487, Franklinville are 2 The I.O.O. B. # 1517, and sons: James Scalise of the Conservation Club all of Franklinville, Elks Club Rochester, John Scalise of Franklinville, a of Olean, and was an avid sports enthusiast. daughter Julie (Chris) Howell of Franklinville, He played on the 6 grandchildren: Marina Frankees baseball Scalise of Rochester, Anna championship teams O’Neal, and Amy O’Neal of 1960, 1961, & 1962 both of Franklinville, when they were the WNY
Jackson, Isaac, and Lily Howell of Hinsdale, a brother Richard Scalise of Franklinville, a niece and a nephew. He was predeceased by his sister Yolanda Milks. Funeral services were held August 20, 2012 in the First Baptist Church of Franklinville 27 S. Main St. Officiating was Rev. Pete Spear, pastor. Burial followed in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville. Memorials may be made to the Franklinville Vol. Fire Dept. P.O. Box 74, Franklinville NY 14737. First Baptist Church or Hospice of WNY Arrangements by Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home. On line condolences can be sent to www. babbitteastonfh.com
Sharon Barnett Cattaraugus
Sharon Barnett of Little valley passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at her home. She was born August 22, 1943 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late Michael & Lillian (Beck) O’Neill. On July 18, 1959, she married Clyde E. Barnett who predeceased her on May 29, 2011.
Mrs. Barnett worked for many years at TODCO in Cattaraugus, NY. She is survived by 3 sons: David Barnett of Cheektowaga, NY, James Barnett of Eddyville, NY and Clyde Barnett of Cattaraugus, NY and 5 daughters: Donna (Steve) Clark of Groveland, FL., Pegg
(Neil) Evans of Great Valley, NY, Sharon (Don) Taylor of Salamanca, NY, Kelly (Mike) Dewey of Depew, NY and Mary Rogers of Little Valley, 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother Michael (Cathy) O’Neill and 3 sisters, Elle Amrhein of Depew, NY,
DeeDee Young of Alden, NY and Eileen (Peter) Grimm of East Aurora, NY and several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Mentley Funeral Home in Little Valley on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Memorials may be made to Homecare and Hospice.
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Dale R. Wilson
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Computer Shop Owner Dale Robert Wilson passed in his sleep on August 17, 2012 due to heart issues. He was born November 14, 1940 in Lackawanna, NY. On Dece 15, 1978 in San Bruno, CA he was married to the beloved wife of 34 years to Renee’ Charlene (McManus); Ex-husband to the late Ann Purser, son of the late Robert and Yolanda (nee Maffei) Wilson who survives. Father of Jeffrey (Ana) Wilson of San Barbara CA, Michael Wilson of SC, Douglas (Cassey) Wilson of Franklinville, and Victoria Blythe of Buffalo; grandfather to Alina and
Eric Wilson, brother to Diane Gagliardi of St. Mary’s GA, Tony (Sherry) Wilson of The Villages of Florida, and Sandy (Bill) Rich of Clay, NY, uncle to several nieces and
nephews. Dale graduated from Ten Broeck Academy in 1958. He served in the U. S. Navy from 19581961.He married Ann and lived in California where they had two sons (Jeffrey & Michael). After they parted, Dale soon married Renee’. They also lived in California where they had two children (Douglas & Victoria) and after many years there, the family moved to Franklinville in 1994. Dale ran his own computer repair shop and did tax preparation. Dale and Renee’ also
ran a family care home for the past 7 years. He enjoyed working on computers, and was a member of the I.O.O.B # 1517, The Ischua Valley Exchange Club and the Franklinville Conservation Club. A memorial service with Pastor Dave Fisher (Free Methodist Church) officiating will be held on Saturday, August 25th at 1 PM in the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home at 7 N Main Street in Franklinville. Please send any memorials or donations to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.babbitteastonfh.com.
Loretta M. Tingue Machias Loretta M. Tingue of Machias died August 16, 2012 at her home following a battle with cancer. Born August 17, 1942 in Cuba, NY, she was the daughter of Henry and Clara Skiver Jerge. Mrs. Tingue attended Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville. She was employed for 10 years by Motorola of Arcade, was a waitress for Ray Chesebro’s Restaurant in Franklinville, & sold Avon products for 10 years. Mrs. Tingue owned and operated a dairy farm for many years in the Franklinville and
Machias area. She enjoyed gardening, traveling to Mississippi and above all she enjoyed spending time
with her grand children and great grand children. Surviving is a long time companion Duane Tingue Sr. of Machias, 2 daughters Debra (Rick) Tingue and Ronda (Brian) Holland both of Machias, 2 sons Norman (Renee) Tingue Jr. of Franklinville, and Barry (Karen) Tingue of Farmersville, 9 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters: Patricia (Roy) Provorse of Franklinville, Marion Stebbins of Ischua, Rose (John) Newhand of Cadiz and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister
Phyllis Tingue, and 3 brothers: Henry Jerge Jr., Robert Jerge, and Richard Jerge. There will be no visitation or funeral service as per her request. A celebration of her life will be held Aug. 26, 2012 at 1 PM at her home- 4092 Route 242 Machias, NY. Memorials may be made to the Franklinville Vol. Fire Dept. or Machias Vol. Fire Dept. Arrangements are under the direction of Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home in Franklinville where on line condolences can be sent to www. babbitteastonfh.com
Alice Chamberlin Blenman The spirit of Alice Chamberlin Blenman left her body August 16, 2012. Born Dec. 28, 1933, in Cuba, she was the third daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hazel G. Chamberlin. Mrs. Blenman received
Cuba Class of 1951
her bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her master’s degree in education from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was associated with the Arcade Central School for more than six years. On Jan. 5, 1968, Alice and Rear Adm. William Blenman, U.S. Navy (Ret.), were married in the Bishop’s Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua in Buffalo by the Rt. Rev. Lauriston L. Scaife, D.D. Bishop of Western New York, and assisted in the ceremony by the Rev. Warren S. Outerbridge, rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Franklinville. Mrs. Blenman resided in Tucson, Ariz., at her
husband’s family home for 30 years. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her aunt, Ruth Chamberlin O’Dell. Mrs. Blenman is survived by two sisters, Marion C. Henricks of Cuba and Anne C. (Robert)
Wainman of East Aurora. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 AM Saturday (Aug. 25, 2012) at the Ischua Union Church, 5623 Route 16, Ischua, followed by a funeral service at 11 AM. The Rev. Richard “Buck” Young, pastor, will officiate. It’s Alice’s request that everyone dress up and be on time. Interment will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Franklinville. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to the SPCA of Allegany County, Route 19, Wellsville, NY 14895. Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service Inc., Cuba.
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Savvy Skills For Shopping School Supplies
While every school year is different, one thing that remains the same is the desire to save on school supplies. Moms are looking to save on more than just dollars and cents. They want to save on time and stress, too. To help, award-winning author, radio talk show host and mom Maria Bailey offers tips and advice on how to get yourself and your child off to a successful start this school year: -Shop early: Vacation is a good time to inventory what supplies you already have at home, make a list of what
each child needs and start looking for the best deals. “Many stores offer bargains on school supplies during the summer months, so getting an early start can add up to savings,” said Bailey. -Create a budget: While it can be good to get kids involved and let them choose some items, it’s a smart idea to have a budget. If your children know how much to spend, they can do the math. Budgets can teach children a valuable lesson in both math and economics. You can also involve your children in the shopping
process by showing them how to look for a good deal. -Keep a family calendar: Buy and post a bulletin board or calendar to help keep everyone on track. Keep children up-to-date on key dates, including school assignments/tests and extracurricular activities. Also, consider color coding each child’s schedule to stay on top of all the to-do’s. -Search for savings: Walking up and down the aisles to find the right product-at the right price-for your child isn’t as hard as you think. Looking for a good deal can
help you save big when buying back-to-school products. Check out your local circular for the top deals each week. -Buy basics in bulk: While teachers provide lists of specifics, the basics that students need to start out the school year are pretty consistent, so it can pay to buy in bulk, especially if you have more than one child. Getting organized, looking for deals and mapping out the best way to prepare for the start of school will lead to a stress-free and easy experience.
Are you ready For Back To School Time?
By J. Thompson
So you got your kid a new pair of sneakers and you’ve checked off the list that came in the mail. Pencils, pens, paper, and other supplies are packed into the newly acquired back pack with wheels, but is your child really equipped to start off the new year? Here are some insiders tips to making your child’s new year at school start off the best that it can. *Practice at home taking turns talking, like at the dinner table or while playing board games. All summer, kids have been free to interrupt and be as loud as they want...which is fine since they are kids and on vacation, but gears need to switch when school starts. Conversational manners are very important while engaging in classroom discussions, as well as when making new friends. *Table manners is another thing that can, and should, be put in place at home. Please and thank you seem at times to be a lost language to this
younger generation. Lunchrooms are a place where students often lose control. There is no reason for your child not to stand out as one of the most well behaved. Voice and self control are important. When other students see the teacher gloat over your well behaved child, they might decide to give good manners a try too. *Bridging home to school are key pieces to any successful school setting. If you want to know what is happening at school get involved. The PTA is always looking for new volunteers and this is one of the best ways to get some inside scoops, as well as getting to know other parents and staff. *In the early years practice tying shoes with your child until they can do it on their own. It is so embarrassing to them when the whole class has to stop and wait for them to tie their shoes and then they have to admit (in front of all their peers) that they don’t yet know how to tie. If it seems impossible for you
to teach them, pay someone else to do it. Actually my own child had difficulties with this and I told my seven siblings whoever taught him to tie his shoes would get five bucks. My sister taught him to tie that very day. If that doesn’t work, buy Velcro. *How about having your young one keep track of their belongings. Pencil cases and book bags are not supposed to be trash bins or places to store left over snacks. Practice room organization, replacing the remote, putting the cap on the toothpaste without being told, and putting dishes in the sink. When older, kids will benefit by being able to better organize their lockers. Then maybe they won’t get herniated disks by having to carry 50 pounds of books around. All this will help to make responsibility a habit for your child. If they become a neat freak you may even get the benefit of a tidier house! *Learning respect for other people’s belongings and their own is also impor-
tant. Equally important is respecting other people and themselves, but that should have started long before school was even an issue. *Start several weeks before school setting an earlier bedtime. If they don’t go to sleep right away tell them you’ll send them to bed even earlier the next day so they have more time to get to sleep. Stick to the earlier bed time so that it becomes routine. In reality you also need those extra few minutes at the end of the day so you can unwind before getting some shut eye, and wake up to send them out the door in a cheerful mood the next morning. Actually hugging your child goodbye isn’t a bad idea either. We can all use a little love to start the day off on a better note. I hope these light hearted, but not bad ideas, get you thinking ahead. Here’s hoping for a great start to the new school year!
With college students heading back to the dorms, findings of a recent study on dorm room bedding may soon have college students pulling all-nighters—just to avoid going to bed. It revealed a veritable petri dish of microscopic mischief: hundreds of thousands of bacteria, yeast, fungi and mold colonies partying atop college students’ beds. According to the SleepBetter.org Investigates: Fungus Among Us study, on average, pillows had 350,000 potential live bacteria colonies and 91,000 potential live yeast and mold colonies. The mattress pads were even nastier—with 2 million potential bacteria colonies and 330,000 yeast and mold colonies on average. According to Dr. Lisa Shives, a physician who specializes in sleep medicine, “These high levels of bacteria, yeast and mold mean that students’ pillows and mattress pads are reservoirs for vast colonies of nasty microbes. Given the potential health issues associated with these microorganisms, this study should serve as a wake-up With the sound of the call for anyone with old big yellow school bus com- bedding, whether or not in ing down the road and the college, to throw them out.” Men’s pillows were stasmell of diesel exhaust, you were on your way to school. tistically almost twice as Greeted by friends and microbe infested as womsometimes foes, the twenty en’s-480,000 potential bacminute bus ride was full teria counts vs. 290,000, of the anticipation of some respectively. However, the sixty children, some of whom worst offending bedding were on a sugar-high from belonged to a female colbreakfast. I have to hand it lege senior, whose pillow to bus drivers. The noise had contained a teeming reserto be deafening, but as soon voir of 170 million potential as we hit the classrooms, all bacteria counts and nearly was (relatively) quiet! (and 40 million potential yeast drivers probably heaved a and mold counts. big sigh of relief!) The study identified a Wishing students, teach“who’s who” of microorers, cafeteria workers and ganisms, such as Shigella, bus drivers a successful a food poison that causes school year!
Reflections of “Back to School” Time by L.A. Zendarski
Carefree play days are soon to be behind us. Swimming, biking and hanging out with friends will abruptly switch to swim class, gym class and hanging out with friends at the school cafeteria. TV commercials tell us that it won’t be long to hit the books (and buy their products) for it’s time to walk, bus or drive to school. Back to school time was a multi-sensory experience for me. It was a time of familiar sights and smells, some I liked, some that I could certainly do without. There were exciting smells of brand new pink erasers, wooden pencils and brightly colored Crayola crayons. (I still like those smells) School supply shopping was always fun! Back to school always meant new shoes and until I had to wear uniforms, new dresses or skirts and tops along with shorts for gym class. Classified as a “chubette” at the only store that carried plus size kids clothes, I was faced with only ugly dark colors, small prints and no ruffles or frills because it was assumed that those made the little girl appear thinner. No care was given to having her appear feminine! Luckily it wasn’t too long before uniforms became the norm and we only had to worry about shoes. My favorite were shiny patent leather numbers with a little strap and a patent leather bow at
the toe. Clothes shopping being done, we could focus on the mental preparation for school---with summer being done and getting back into the swing of things. Getting up in the morning, I would smell not only breakfast cooking, but freshly pressed clothes. Mom made sure there was nary a wrinkle in a dress or uniform blouse and skirt. I still like the smell of “spray sizing” that gives a nice crisp look to clothing. There were the smells of the rubber mats in the school greeting each of us at the front door along with the onslaught of cafeteria foods. Each distinctive in
their own way, but together, not exactly the best, however, upon a recent trip to my grade school---nostalgic. (it still smells the same!) The sight of freshly picked dahlias was one of my favorite back to school memories. My mom used to grow huge dahlias and she’d give me a small bouquet of them at some point before the frost hit them to give to the teacher. It wasn’t the classic “apple for teacher” at our house—but home grown dahlias!Wrapped first in a damp paper towel, surrounded by aluminum foil, they would grace teacher’s desk for nearly a school week.
College Beds: A Petri Dish Of Microscopic Mischief
dysentery; Moraxella catarrhalis, which can cause bronchitis, sinusitis and laryngitis; and Cladosporium molds, which can cause skin lesions, keratitis, nail fungus, sinusitis, asthma and pulmonary infections. A related survey about students’ sleep habits and bedding found that 41 percent of college students never washed their pillows and 43 percent never washed their mattress pads. Fortysix percent of those polled said they washed their bed linens once a month while 45 percent said they wash their clothes after each use. “Just as sleep is a critical component of success in college, so is keeping healthy,” said Dan Schecter, vice president of consumer products at Carpenter Co., a leader in comfort cushioning products, as well as creator of SleepBetter.org. “As this study and survey make clear, students can be doing much more to improve the amount and quality of sleep they are getting each night.”
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JCC Names Spring 2012 Part Time Dean’s List
Students named to the spring 2012 part-time student dean’s list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work. Named to the dean’s list are: Cattaraugus Mary Abramowski, David Frentz, Pamalla Harvey, Ellicottville Katelynn Andera, Joshua Bower, Jason Horning, Laszlo Neuwirth F r a n k l i nv i l l e Lynn Cook, Dorothy Vinovrski Great Valley Elizabeth Havers, Cam Musall, Kaitlyn Riethmiller, Kristi Stoehr Kill Buck Sarah Armstrong Little Valley Monica Hvizdzak, Ian Meyer, Katlyn Nuttall, Brandi Schulz, Caitlin Toth Machias Loretta Ward Olean Kali Abdo, Katrina Adams, Stephan Ahl, Karalyn Anastasia, Francesca Bartimole, Soumitri Barua, Nicole Bokman, Alicia Broadbent, Connor Charles, Jason Coon, Terry Covert, Hannah Derwick, Robert Devling, Carrie Dornan, Breanne Driscoll, Kayla Flick, Trisha Folland, Mea-
gan Griffin, Nick Hamed, Holly Hardenbergh, Sophia Hendrix, Thomas Kirk, Jamal Klute, Kristi Lewis, Andrew Liu, Abigail MacWilliams, Michelle Martin, Kyle Maynard, Courtney Meyers, Ashley Mulryan, Chelsea Ozogar, John Panus, Ian Patrick, Judith Perry, Meghan Preston, Shelby Rice, Emily Ruggles, Kaele Saal, Angela Sawaya, Janet Scott-Moshier, Thomas Skudlarek, Nicole Sova, Culley Steiner, Taylor Stephens, Destin Sweeten, Kristin Turner, Kevin Volz, Matt Witte, Sydney Zuckerman Salamanca Porschell Austin, Brittany Baker, Darryl Bray, Autumn Crouse, Mary Dusza, Lisa Traina West Valley Kristine Fisher These additional students were given full-time dean’s list certificates for spring 2012 coursework: Olean Shawn Bihler These additional students were given full-time dean’s list certificates for fall 2011 coursework: Ellicottville Ashley Golley Olean Shawn Bihler, Connor Charles, Holly Hardenbergh, Abigail MacWilliams, Maria Skrobacz, Taylor
Stephens These additional students were given part-time dean’s list certificates for fall 2011 coursework: Cattaraugus Brittany Graw, Jocelyn Jaquith, Patrick McGlew, Kearsten Pipkins, Joshua Pritchard Ellicottville Jason Horning, Clare Toner, Alissa Wallace Farmersville Station Lacey Lancaster Franklinville Heather Hawkins Little Valley Joshua Bordini, Vienna Johnson Machias Daniel Spalti Olean Soumitri Barua, Bethany Chesebro, Hannah Derwick, Robert Devling, Emily Dodge, Kylee Gross, Nick Hamed, Kelly Hustak, Thomas Kirk, Kristi Lewis, Julie Lombardi, Courtney Meyers, Laura Moore, Ashley Mulryan, John Panus, Ian Patrick, Jacob Perry, Victoria Sainz, Hasan Saleh, Destin Sweeten, Kelly VanBrunt, Kevin Volz, Sydney Zuckerman Salamanca Karley Brooks, Quinn Deponceau, Janice Isaac, Lorraine Miller West Valley Megan Cranston, Chelsea Dashnaw, Megan Hebdon, Megan Hewlett
Finger Lakes Community College Announces 2011-12 graduates Football Field Opens in Franklinville
Franklinville Youth Football has opened its new field at the south end of town. Practices have been held since August 1st and there was a scrimmage versus the Springville Bills on August 20th. The land for the field was donated by Jim Lemke last year. Franklinville Youth Football wishes to thank everyone who has helped make this project a reality with special thanks to Jim Kinsman who has mowed the field all season as a volunteer.
Canandaigua, N.Y. (Aug. 14, 2012) – Finger Lakes Community College granted 977 degrees to a total of 925 students for the last academic year, August 2011 to May 2012. From Cattaraugus County: Franklinville: Seth McClory, NRC-Law Enforcement and West Valley: Julia Dallas, Natural Resources Conservation
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Pitt-Bradford Named a ‘Best In The Northeast’ College
For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has recognized the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as one of the best colleges in the northeast. “We are very pleased that Pitt-Bradford once again has received this national recognition,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president. “We are even more pleased this year that The Princeton Review specifically cites our affordability since everyone on our campus works very hard to ensure that students get a quality education that is affordable.” The education services company selected PittBradford as one of 222 institutions it profiles in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its PrincetonReview.com feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and pub-
lisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Pitt-Bradford to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. “From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project.” In the case of PittBradford, those surveys describe the campus as one
where faculty members are “personable” and “have real life experiences to bring back to the classrooms” and the administration is “very friendly and helpful.” Those taking the survey described their fellow students as “down-to-earth people” “who are easily approachable.” The 222 colleges chosen for Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” list are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the 633 colleges nationwide named “regional best” constitute about 25 percent of the country’s 2,500 four-year colleges. In addition to being recognized as a regional best for the past eight years,
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s r o b h g i e rN u o Y t a h W g ar e sayin What is Your Most Efficient Way to Relieve Stress?
Stress is part of life. It may seem like others are only afflicted by stress and then it will sneak up on you and crack you in the back of the neck with a baseball bat. Ouch! There are medical treatments and remedies for stress, including self prescribed medicines such as liquor, marijuana, cigarettes, and other illicit substances. These along with big pharmaceutical companies drugs are really suppressants and may harm you more than help in the long run. Physical maladies can arise from stress as well, such as headaches and fatigue and other painful symptoms. Sleeplessness, high blood pressure, anger, and depression are just a few of the ailments involved with stress. But since the awareness of stress has become more well known and main stream, many have found different ways to keep stress at a minimum, because it is always lingering in the shadows, waiting to pounce. The causes of stress can be discarded sometimes as well but a lot of times they are things that must be dealt with and are part of everyday life; like work, relationships, bills, politics, idiots, driving, idiots, and other stimuli piled up into a volcanic mountain ready to erupt. If there was a way to relieve it for good, it would be kept from the populace to insure profits wouldn’t be reduced. What is your most efficient way to relieve stress?
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Salamanca Man Aquitted in Major Assault Case A Cattaraugus County Jury today of seven women and five men found Douglas Farnham, 31, of Salamanca, NY, not guilty of two counts of seconddegree felony assault after deliberating for about two hours. It had been alleged that Mr. Farnham assaulted Salamanca resident David Jacobson, age 39, on Aug. 7, 2011, at approximately 2:15 AM, outside the Dudley Hotel in Salamanca. Mr. Jacobson suffered fractures to his jaw in two places and his eye socket, requiring treatment at Olean General Hospital and at ECMC in Buffalo. The prosecution claimed that Mr. Farnham had waited in ambush outside the hotel for Mr. Jacobson after the two men had
argued in the hotel bar. The defense argued that it was Mr. Farnham that was ambushed by Mr. Jacobson and that Mr. Farnham acted in self-defense. The four day trial was presided over by Cattaraugus County Judge Larry M. Himelein. Mr. Farnham, represented by Cattaraugus County Public Defender Mark S. Williams, immediately thanked and vigorously shook the hand of Investigator Mark A. Cunningham, who was standing next to him as the verdict was announced by the jury foreman. Mr. Farnham personally thanked each of the 12 jurors and two alternates minutes later outside of the second floor jury room.
Had he been convicted of the charges, he would have faced a mandatory prison sentence of up to seven years. The incident was reported to the Salamanca Police by Mr. Jacobson’s then fiancé, Marlene Pierce, by telephone from Olean General Hospital. The matter was further investigated by LT Paul Myers, SPD, who took statements from Mr. Jacobson and Ms. Piece on August 8, 2011. At the trial it was revealed that the Salamanca Police Department lost the initial statements in the file. Eight days later on Aug. 16, 2011, new statements were taken from the complainant and his fiance and two days later, statements were
taken from three other witnesses. A warrant was issued for Mr. Farnham’s arrest on Aug. 24, 2011. Mr. Farnham turned himself in to the police on Sept. 2, 2011, when he was arraigned in Salamanca City Court and released on bail. The prosecution presented testimony from Dr. Richard Hall of ECMC, Jacobson’s treating physician, Mr. Jacobson, his former fiance, two close family friends of Jacobson’s and Michael Wilson, who testified that his wife broke up the fight. Unexpectedly, Mr. Wilson, during his crossexamination by Public Defender Mark Williams, revealed that he had seen the complainant Jacobson leave the hotel about ten to fifteen minutes before the
defendant, countering the prosecution’s theory that Farnham had ambushed Jacobson. First Assistant District Attorney John Luzier attempted to get Mr. Wilson to change his version of events but was unsuccessful. The defense presented testimony from three employees of the Dudley Hotel including the bartender on duty that night, the bouncer at the bar and a hotel clerk who also worked in the bar that night. Several others also testified countering allegations that they had “helped” in the alleged assault. The defendant did not testify. The defense witnesses testified to their actions to try to keep the men separated and how Mr. Farnham stayed after the bar closed so as to not be outside after Mr. Jacobson left the bar. A friend of Farnham’s testified that he went to the bar to pick up Farnham after receiving a call about possible trouble, but was unable to retrieve him because Jacobson and several friends were outside the hotel waiting for him. The bartender on duty that night testified how he took Mr. Farnham outside at about 2:15 AM for a cigarette, 15 minutes after Jacobson left. He went on to say that Jacobson almost immediately came at the defendant and threw a punch at him. He described how
Farnham threw one punch at Jacobson which caught Jacobson in the face and caused Jacobson to move backwards and then fall. He stated that Farnham then started walking away from the scene when Jacobson got up and ran at Farnham and swung at him again. He described that after Farnham hit Jacobson in defense a second time that Jacobson again tried to attack Farnham. The jury was charged after closing arguments where Mr. Williams pointed out the testimony of Mr. Wilson and several others who were credible eye-witnesses and who supported Mr. Farnham’s claim of self-defense. He was followed by Mr. Luzier who urged the jury to look at the serious injuries suffered by Mr. Jacobson and the other witnesses who supported Mr. Jacobson’s claims. “I want to thank the members of the jury for their service,” stated Mr. Williams. “It is difficult for 14 people (12 jurors and two alternates) to give up nearly a week of their summer to sit in a courtroom and pay close attention to a criminal trial. Fortunately, these folks did just that and rendered the verdict we were confident they would after hearing all of the evidence. Mr. Luzier tried a good case but the facts just weren’t on his side.”
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