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Kane, PA native John Rook has stepped up his game in golf as the new Golf Pro at Kane Country Club

One Hundred Years

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Leads to Night Golf with New Golf Pro at Kane Country Club

A Celebration of Change: Glowing Balls, Discounted Rates, New Energy Fills the Course in Kane, Pa. By Rachel E. Northrup What does a country club in western Pennsylvania have to do with the latest trends in fashion? Turns out a lot more than you might think … day-glo colors lined the runways during spring fashion week in NYC this season. Now you can wear neon out on the fairways Friday night, June 8, 2012 to celebrate Kane Country Club’s 100-year anniversary! Not only is KCC one hundred years young, they also have a new head golf professional, John Rook. John is setting up night golf complete with glowing balls, pins and a surf and turf dinner on that Friday night to celebrate the birthday. Saturday evening will feature discounted rates, dinner and dancing; Sunday will also include discounted rates, so you can enjoy the tightly lined fairways with their signature black cheery trees. If you feel confident about your game and

you’re looking for something to spice things up, Kane offers unique and varied rock formations right in the fairway to keep you on your toes. John Rook, a native of Kane, has golfed in eleven countries, and brings new energy and vitality to his hometown course. John worked aboard Elite Golf Cruises as the head pro docking in places like St. Kitts, St. Marten and Aruba, to name a few. He doesn’t pretend to not have enjoyed his life in paradise, but he’s taken the opportunity to step up his game in golf into a leadership role, serving both the game and the place he grew up. During the off-season between balancing budgets and planning for the next season ahead, you can find John coaching sixth grade basketball. He’d love to entertain the opportunity of traveling with golf again in the future. Kane Country Club is excited about a lot of new changes including renovations

in the downstairs lounge with updated furnishings, paint and a new flat screen TV. More renovations have taken place upstairs at the bar, also known as the 19th hole, as well as the banquet room that can accommodate as many as 150 people. 

What’s even more notable about Kane Country Club is that last year was their best year fiscally in the last five, and John says they are right on pace to beat it this year! 
If you’d like to take a trip to Kane and you’re bashful about dusting around your day-glo colors, you are invited to visit on Wednesdays for their Steak Special … $35 for 18 holes, a cart and a steak dinner; just be sure to reserve your tee time by noon on Tuesday. Yet another way John is raising the bar and attracting new players to the course is the second annual KCC ProAm, a two-day tournament for amateurs and professionals. Pros play for $6,500 in

cash prizes and amateurs play for $4,000 in merchandise. Last year they had 17 professionals and 68 amateurs compete. This year John is gunning for 100 amateurs, a nod to one hundred years of play. But wait there’s more ... Kane is also investing in Phase 2 renovations at the end of the season with all new locker rooms - don’t worry, no neon was mentioned in the color scheme.
 Keeping with the theme of golf and fashion, you will not find John Rook in short pants made fashionable by the late Payne Stewart, yet you can be sure that he will stay up to date on the latest and greatest trends in golf and promoting the lifestyle! 
 For more information and memberships,
 stop by or call over to Kane Country Club, 
6654 Route 6
, Kane, PA 16735
, phone 814-837-9491, or visit them on the web at www.kanecountryclub.com.

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If you’ve ever golfed at a public course, you know it can be hit or miss. Sometimes it’s like playing at a no-jeans-allowed country club. Other times it’s like witnessing a scene straight out of Caddyshack (gambling is illegal at Bushwood, sir. And I never slice.) In our nook of New York State and Pennsylvania, there are a lot of public courses. Some are not-so-bad, some are awesome. Birch Run Country Club is one of the latter. Located just outside the town of Allegany, NY, Birch Run sits in a calm valley surrounded by farms and homes. If anyone remembers the course from a few years ago, it was mediocre. Not having the clientele to afford expansive cart paths or scenic greens, Birch Run did what it could.  But three years ago, all of that changed. Birch Run, bought by two PGA Professionals (who happen to be family members), was about to get a complete facelift. Enter Danny and Greg Kaye.  Danny Kaye, who used to be the pro at Elkdale Country Club (Salamanca, NY) and Bartlett Country Club (Olean, NY) invested in Birch Run with his nephew, Greg, the former pro at Wellsville Country Club.  “When we bought it, our first order of business was to spruce the place up,” Danny said. “It was nice in here, but we wanted to make it really nice.” That included things such as refurbishing the inside of the clubhouse and redoing the kitchen. The Kayes built a new back bar and added lighting around the patio.  As for the course itself, the list is pretty hefty. Every bridge was replaced by an ‘arc’ bridge, the bunkers were refurbished, maintenance was increased and the #5 hole is currently getting a new Ladies’ tee box.  “One of the main things we wanted to do was to increase the number of rounds that were being played here every day,” Danny said. “As of right now, we have 135 members, which is good considering our location and the number of courses around.”  Although it is listed as a country club, the Kayes allow outside groups to come and play. They have 9 and 18-hole rates with golf carts at the ready. Although outside coolers aren’t allowed, there is a grill room for people to use. Other amenities include a range, a shortgame facility and the bar.  A highlight of the Kayes’ recent ownership has been the number of ladies that are playing golf there. “Every Tuesday morning, we have a fun league for ladies,” Danny said. “Right now, there are about 30 ladies that come in the morning. On Tuesday evenings we have our regular Ladies’ League, which brings in about 40 more. So 70 women golfers on a single day is impressive.”  This year, starting on May 24, Birch Run will be hosting a ‘senior league’ every Thursday morning. It will be open to both members and non-members.  The 3,022-yard, par 70 course will host its men’s member-guest July 20-21, the ladies’ member-guest on August 7 and the Club Championship August 25-26.   Looking to the future, the Kayes plan to keep improving the overall quality of the course, specifically on the greens. Kyle Reynolds, the course superintendent, has done an excellent job of getting the course up to speed quickly. Danny said he also hopes to continue to offer lessons - both junior and adult.  When asked what sets them apart from other courses in the area, Danny’s response was simple. “Friendly people.” Birch Run provides a friendly, affordable alternative to golfers in the Southern Tier of Western New York and northern Pennsylvania. Located at 4130 Birch Run Road in Allegany, the Kayes are still accepting members.  For pricing or other questions, contact the Kayes at 716-373-3113.

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The Power of a Tourney

Unforgettable Roots: Olean Alumni Give Back to Their Community Olean High School Alumni and Olean City School District Foundation Co-sponsor 4th annual Red & Gold Scramble By Spencer Timkey

June 16, 2012

photo courtesy GOACC The Olean City School District Foundation money helps fill in the holes where the budget may fall short. One year, it purchased guitars for the music department. Another year it funded the purchase of heart monitors so kids could study their heart rates. “The money raised (from the Red and Gold Scramble) is great, because it shows that our alumni still care about where they came from,” said Meme Yanetsko, Class of ‘87. “It gives them a chance to connect with past friends and schoolteachers.”

There is something to be said about people that come back to visit their roots and donate to the cause. Take those same alumni and mix in a golf tournament that benefits the local community and you’ve got the Red and Gold Scramble. Started four years ago, the Red and Gold Scramble is another way for alumni of Olean High School (NY) to donate some of that hard-earned money back into the community in which they grew up. Hosted by Bartlett Country Club, the four-person scramble raises money for the students at Olean High School.  “It’s held during our alumni weekend,” said Meme Yanetsko (’86). “It’s just something else for alumni to do when they come back here. Besides the parties and the dinners, this is a fun event that we host for them.” This year’s event will take place June 16. The red and gold signifies the colors of Olean High School. The money from the alumni association funds a scholarship that is given to a graduating senior from Olean. In an effort to help kids continue their education, the alumni association scholarship helps with hefty school bills.  As a country club, Bartlett is closed to the public. This tournament, however, gives non-members a chance to play there without joining. In previous years, the tournament has yielded solid results - around 60 participants. But this year Yanetsko hopes to bring in around 80.  “We’re not sure why we haven’t had more people in the past,” she said. “It’s a great event and we hope to have more alumni come out this year. Especially because Bartlett is such a beautiful course and you can’t play there often if you’re not a member.”  “Each year, the tournament has gained momentum,” Yanetsko said. “We try to make it fun for the people involved. We have shortest putt, straightest drive and other ways to win prizes. The person wearing the most ‘red and gold’ will also win a prize. It’s great to see people come out and support our charities.”  Registration forms can be found online at www.oleanny.com or at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce office, located at 120 N. Union Street, Olean, NY 14760, phone 716-372-4433.

If you own a small business in the region and want to sponsor a hole, then it is definitely encouraged. The cost is $100. If you’re alumni, you can register for the tournament and sponsor a hole for $125 (a savings of $75). For everyone else wishing to participate, the cost is $75. That includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch and tournament prizes. Or if you have three friends, you can bundle the cost and pay $300 for a foursome. Registration forms can be found online at www.oleanny.com or at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce office, 120 N. Union Street, Olean, NY 14760, phone 716-372-4433.

Ellicottville “Plays” Tribute to One of its Own with Benefit Golf Outing The 1st Annual Eddie Szpaicher Golf Classic Set for July 18 on the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley By Pat Morgan While Ellicottville, NY is mostly known for being a quaint ski village or the ‘Aspen of the East’, many also know Ellicottville for its character (not to mention slew of characters.) Unfortunately, our community lost an irreplaceable chunk of that character, with the passing of Eddie Szpaicher in January of this year. Known, loved and respected by countless, Eddie left some impossibly large shoes to fill. As a tribute to ‘Big Eddie’, his friends and family have assembled to present the 1st Annual Eddie Szpaicher Golf Classic, taking place Wednesday, July 18, 2012 on the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley. The premise is simple: a man who was undoubtedly a big part of the local community naturally will be remembered by one of the biggest golf tournaments of the 2012 golf season. The festivities kick off Tuesday, July 17 at 6pm at the Ellicottville Depot, where friends and family are invited to come enjoy entertainment, pizza and wings, as well as long drive and chipping contests at the neighboring driving range. The following day brings the tournament - a 144-player shotgun tourney kicking off at 1pm, followed by dinner at HoliMont, complete with live entertainment provided by The Weekly Notice Band. Costs for the event are as follows: $25 pizza party only, $100 for golf/dinner at HoliMont, $70 golf only, $50 dinner only, $125 for all three events. Proceeds from the event will go to the newly formed ‘Ed Szpaicher Scholarship Fund’ which will be given to an ECS senior to put towards their education. Eddie’s passing resonated deep into the golf community. An avid golfer, Ed was fondly remembered by the PGA Golf Professionals at Holiday Valley as a fixture at the course. You see, when it came to being a stickler about local handicaps, Ed was your guy, therefore making him the perfect candidate for the USGA Handicap Chairman, a position he held for 9 years for the course. Steve Carney, Holiday Valley Golf Pro, also proudly stated that Ed “would volunteer to help with ANY golf event, no matter how big or small, working to secure sponsorships and often being a dominant figure at the registration table on tournament days.” (Those of us who knew him well know that meant Eddie shaking you down for skins and sweeps money whether you wanted in or not.) With that said, we encourage you to head on over to bigedgolf.com and check out the evolving list of sponsors, participants, and silent auction items as the date grows near. The event will certainly sell out, so participants are encouraged to sign up early. Payments for the event can be mailed to: The Ed Szpaicher Scholarship Fund, PO Box 131, Ellicottville, NY 14731. In the words of Big Ed, “Let me tell you something kid …” you’re not going to want to miss it.

July 18, 2012

Local community members have stepped in to help ensure the success of this event, donating a variety of items - from an overnight stay & play package at The Tamarack Club, to various sporting event tickets, signed memorabilia, and local greens fees. Probably one of the most notable items however, is a poet’s cottage fabricated by Bob McCarthy, a local craftsman with a heart as big as they come. Raffle tickets for the cottage are available at many businesses throughout the village of Ellicottville.

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The Latest Trends in Golf: Yellow is the New White Colored Golf Balls Make a Comeback under the Srixon Z-star and Q-star Lines, Available at the Holiday Valley Golf Shop By Pat Morgan So here we are. The start of the 2012 golf season in Western New York. It’s time to go through the annual ‘not this sport again’ / retrieve my gear from the garage checklist. Glove? Certainly wadded up somewhere in my bag. Balls? Far fewer than I seem to remember, with many caked in a suspicious amount of dried dirt/sand. And last but not least, the ‘weapons’ (clubs), smugly nestled in my bag, the bane of my summer existence. Let’s not even get into my swing mechanics: those are nowhere to be found this time of year. One thing we all can look forward to once we’ve collected our thoughts and equipment, is heading to the local golf shop to browse the selection of the latest and greatest. This is where we dare to dream of buying that one club on the rack that will cure all of our golf ailments, both aiding our handicaps and unleashing that picture perfect golf swing we all possess. After all, we’re all tour pros, right? Our first stop of the year brought us to the Double Black Diamond Golf Shop at Holiday Valley to see what was new and exciting. PGA Golf Pros Steve Carney and Kyle Benish were on-hand to walk me through some of their staff picks for the 2012 golf season. Once you make your way beyond the racks of dazzling new colors and performance fabrics, you’re naturally drawn to the club selection in the shop. Among the leaders of the pack this season are the new Taylor Made RBZ drivers and fairway woods, which immediately command your attention with their eye catching white club heads. Dubbed ‘Rocketballz’, these clubs enable us to ‘tune’ the driver for extreme distance with its engineered Flight Control Technology for easy face angle and loft tuning. Moving on from clubs, the next logical step would be to select your ammunition for the year. Of course you can never go wrong with a sleeve of Titleists, but there are also a few new offerings this season, like the Titleist Velocity balls, and the new Srixon Z-star and Q-star balls. Immediately you notice the difference in the latter: they’re yellow. Bright, ‘no chance you can lose me’ yellow. Once upon a time, colored golf balls had an inferior performance, but the time has now come where performance is no longer sacrificed by ‘visible performance’. Last but not least, our quick spin around the shop brought us to the ladies side. Needless to say, the shop has fashions galore, from brands like EP Pro, Nike and Under Armour, with more complimentary accessories than you can shake a nine-iron at. One of the eye-catching pieces on display however, was the new Nike Lunarlon golf shoe. Eye catching not only aesthetically, it’s the hands-on feel and light-as-a-feather weight that really sell this shoe. It even brings a new lug pattern to the sole, alleviating the walking discomfort some spiked models bring to the table.

The new Taylor Made RBZ driver

These items and more are available at the Double Black Diamond Golf Shop, Holiday Valley Resort.

photos/Pat Morgan

So there you have it. Consider your toes officially dipped in the water in terms of equipment for the upcoming golf season. Stay tuned, as each issue we’ll visit one of the area golf retailers like Rick’s Golf World, and the shop at Elkdale Country Club. With that said, grab some swing lube, and get down to your local practice facility or course and start knocking that rust off!

Holiday Valley: Take to the Greens, Then Head to the Sky

An Early Spring Means More Rounds of Golf ... and More Thrills in the Air at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park

The early spring weather experienced this year allowed many of the golf courses in the area to open well ahead of schedule. Holiday Valley Resort’s Double Black Diamond (Ellicottville, NY) is one of those courses. Their newly constructed Sky High Adventure Park also reaped the benefits of an early spring.

DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND GOLF COURSE

Holiday Valley’s “front nine” opened for play on March 30, two weeks earlier than anticipated, and the “back nine” holes which are located across Holiday Valley’s lower elevation ski slopes opened on April 13. According to Holiday Valley’s Director of Golf and PGA Master Pro Steve Carney, this is the earliest that the entire 18 holes have opened since the mid-1980’s. “The course is already in great shape because of the warm and relatively dry weather we’ve had so far,” said Carney. “The snowpack on the back nine was much less than in past years, so the turf took much less time to green up.” Carney also introduced Holiday Valley’s new Superintendent of the Double Black Diamond golf course this season, Bill Burford. Originally from Erie, Pa., Burford has 20 years of experience in golf course management, spending the last six years as the Superintendant at The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso, Indiana. He is the past president of the Michiana Golf Course Superintendants Association.

SKY HIGH ADVENTURE PARK

photos courtesy Holiday Valley More information on Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park and the Double Black Diamond Golf Course is available at www.holidayvalley.com or by calling 716-699-2345.

Holiday Valley’s newest adventure, the Aerial Park at Sky High, opened for weekend operations on April 14. Park Manager Brian Halloran noted, “With the dry spring, we were able to prepare the park much earlier than expected. This is almost a month earlier than our planned opening date of May 11.” Visitors to the Aerial Park can explore the tree top courses - cross bridges, climb ladders, navigate obstacles and soar on zip lines. Jadedness won’t be of concern with eight different courses to choose from, each increasing in difficulty as they rise in height above the ground. The crew just recently installed a new “zip to the bottom” course that begins in the park, traverses along the ski slopes and ends at the Tannenbaum base lodge. It contains six zip lines with the longest being over 350 feet. The Aerial Park is operating Fridays through Sundays from 11am-6pm through June 10, then daily starting June 15. Sky High’s Mountain Coaster will open on May 11.


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Birch Run Country Club 4130 Birch Run Road, Allegany, NY 14706 • Ph. 716-373-3113 • www.birchrungolfclub.com Club

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Cardinal Hills Golf Course 78 Conewango Rd., Randolph, NY 14772 • Ph. 716-358-5409 • www.cardinalhillsny.com Club

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Elkdale Country Club Route 353, Salamanca, NY 14779 • Ph. 716-945-5553 • www.elkdalecc.com Club

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Cable Hollow Golf Course 405 Norberg Rd. Russell, PA 16345 Ph. 814-757-4765

Concord Crest Golf Course 9255 Genesee Rd. East Concord, NY 14055 Ph. 716-592-7636

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Turkey Run Golf Course 11836 Bixby Hill Rd., Arcade, NY 14009 • Ph. 716-492-2888 • www.golfturkeyrun.com Club

Bolivar Golf Club 8212 Halls Rd. Bolivar, NY 14715 Ph. 585-928-1266

Jackson Valley Golf Course 1947 Jackson Run Rd. Warren, PA 16365 Ph. 814-489-7803

Smethport Country Club 13065 Route 59, Smethport, PA 16749 • Ph. 814-887-5641 • www.smethportcc.com TRAIL CENTRAL

Blueberry Hill Golf Club 6528 Cable Hollow Rd. Russell, PA 16345 Ph. 814-757-8806

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Pine Acres Country Club 1401 W. Warren Rd., Bradford, PA 16701 • Ph. 814-362-2005 • www.pineacrescc.com TRAIL CENTRAL

Bavarian Hills Golf Course 251 Mulligan Rd. St. Marys, PA 15857 Ph. 814-834-3602

Holland Hills Country Club 10438 HollandGlenwood Rd. Glenwood, NY 14069 Ph. 716-537-2345

42 deg. 21 min. 19 sec. -78 deg. 27 min. 05 sec.

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FORE! GOLF ~ 2012 SEASON ~ SPRING ... Page 09 Allegheny Hills Golf Course 32 Euclid Avenue, Olean, NY 14760 • Ph. 716-372-5176 • www.bartlettcountryclub.com 9622 Hardys Ratings / Slope GPS Lat./Long. Max. 18-Hole Yds. Corners Rd. Par Rushford, NY 14777 42 deg. 5 min. 38.1 sec. 70 70.2/121, 69.4/118, 69.2/114 6308 Ph. 716-585-437-2163 -78 deg. 25 min. 9.1 sec.

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42 deg. 30 min. 54.3054 sec. -78 deg. 25 min. 57.972 sec.

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42 deg. 8 min. 3.1014 sec. -78 deg. 20 min. 39.1698 sec.

Laurel Mill Golf Course Laurel Mill Rd. Ridgway, PA 15853 Ph. 814-772-1015 Rolling Hills Golf Course 10739 Olean Rd. Chaffee, NY 10430 Ph. 716-496-5016

Scottish Heights Golf Course 485 Scottish Heights Dr. Brockport, PA 15823 Ph. 814-265-4653 Spruce Ridge Golf Course 798 Genesee Rd. Arcade, NY 14009 Ph. 585-492-4122

St. Marys Golf Club 535 S. Michael Rd. St. Marys, PA 15857 Ph. 814-834-7888

Wellsville Country Club Riverside Dr. Wellsville, NY 14895 Ph. 585-593-6337


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The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County ... Naturally Yours Gowanda’s Hollywood Happening: A Weekend of Bikes, Music and Fundraising for the Historic Hollywood Theater

photos courtesy gowandahollywoodhappening.com

Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to check out the rows of motorbikes that line the main street and to celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. The 3-day Hollywood Happening event includes a number of attractions such as the Bike Parade, a tattoo contest, Bike Rodeo, Ride-in Bike show, motocross stunt riding show, annual Charity Run and much more. Enthusiasts can partake in the number of food and product vendors on-site or just sit back and listen to the live bands that will play throughout the weekend. No gate fee, camping is available! Learn more at www.gowandahollywoodhappening.com.

By Chad Neal Gowanda, New York is nestled on the border of Cattaraugus and Erie Counties, surrounding the Cattaraugus Creek. Gowanda isn’t a small town, but it’s not a large city either. It does have a lot going on though, and this summer it will host the 14th annual Hollywood Happening. An event like no other in the area, Hollywood Happening continues to grow in popularity and pageantry year after year. Introduced in 1999, the original event - dubbed the Harley Happening at Hollywood - was a one-day local event started to help raise funds to restore the Hollywood Theater in Downtown Gowanda.

plenty of stops and food along the way. Comedian/entertainer for all ages, Matt Episcopo, will perform inside the theater, and “performer, speaker and oddball” In Jest with Nels Ross will also perform. The Starboyz Extreme Stunt Riding Team is slated to show off their skills on S. Water Street, and the Eden Chopper Class (Central School’s Technology Education students) will show off their complete and functioning V-twin they fabricated themselves. (This is their 5th year building choppers.) The event is a weekend long extravaganza which has campsites available for both RV camping and tent camping.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS

THE THEATER’S HISTORY

The Hollywood Theater was built in 1926 by Industrialist Richard Wilhelm, following a fire that destroyed the original opera house and other buildings in its vicinity. According to www.gowandahollywoodhappening.com: “When the Hollywood first opened, generations of patrons had passed through her beautiful brass and glass doors to enjoy countless movies, live stage shows and concerts. However, time took her toll on the theater and, as did many small community theaters, she closed her doors to the public in 1992.” The Gernett Family of Companies purchased the theater in the mid-‘90s. Shortly thereafter, a grassroots organization was formed with the purpose of restoring the New York State and National Historic registered theater to its original 1926 condition. The Hollywood Happening fundraiser is now a three-day event and is “one of the largest and most anticipated motorcycle events in the region, attracting enthusiasts from all across the U.S. and Canada.”

Gowanda’s Hollywood Happening could not function without the help of the many volunteers and sponsorships that pull through year after year. Delaney Peters, Board member for the Hollywood Happening, had some words to share to help promote the event: “Theater, performance art and movies all have a way of making the viewer feel that they have been transported to another place or time, giving them the opportunity to step away from real life for a moment. Walking into the Hollywood Theater has that same effect on people … seeing the architecture, the art, the amazing plasterwork, the grand curtain and balcony.” Peters went on to say, “A lot of the Hollywood Theater Board members’ conversations are often started with ‘I remember when ...’ These longing memories are the driving energy of this project, and Mark Burr with his wife, Karen, have been the great motivators for almost 20 years. Of course, without the efforts and generosity from Gernatt Gravel and Gowanda Harley Davidson, the project would not have come as far as it is now.”

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The Hollywood Happening runs Friday through Sunday, June 1-3. Opening ceremonies will feature a Bike Parade leading from the Harley Davidson Dealership in Gowanda and ending in town, where all the action will be. As the event has grown through the years, it has had to expand, and this year the American Legion Post #409 has stepped up to the plate to host many exciting activities including a simulated motorcycle drag race and a burn-out pit. Vendors will be in abundance, selling food, wares, souvenirs and much more. Live music will keep the party rolling throughout the weekend with bands such as That 80’s Hair Band, Bar King Spiders and the modern/ Southern rock music of 100 Proof Justice. The AC/DC tribute band, Ballbreakers, Busted Stuff and the country music of Wendy Owens and the Renegades will take stage as well. Other attractions of the Hollywood Happening include a Tattoo Contest (with plenty of categories to choose from); a Ride in Bike Show for cash prizes; and the AmVets Hollywood Theater Charity Run, a 65-mile ride through some great WNY landscape with

Peters expressed his passion for small town America not becoming a conglomerate of urban sprawl. He feels that theater is a way for America’s youth to realize “that it is okay to be talented and to appreciate and praise it.” Peters wants to see and be a part of the growth of live performance in local theaters as he is a vocalist and guitarist in a band as well, The Barley Tones. “The Hollywood Theater is at a point now where the realization of needing to hire people is part of the future planning. Stop in to the Theater during Hollywood weekend to see for yourself; this year will be the year that people will be able to see drastic changes in the project and realize just how close the Hollywood Theater is to opening. You should definitely make it a point to come down and see this truly historic piece of American history, and maybe even talk with Mark Burr and many other Board members about making a donation, or better yet a really big donation to help really get this important project finished,” Peters concluded.

The Gowanda Hollywood Happening will take place the first weekend in June, and it is sure to be the biggest one yet. The entertainment, vendors, and special events are all described fully on the website, www.hollywoodhappening.com. The Hollywood Theater is an historical building that Gowanda’s residents feel needs to keep standing and bring folks back into a more simple time. Get on your bikes and ride on in!

Fulfill Your Spring Calendar: Check Out These Other Exciting Events Taking Place in Beautiful Cattaraugus County, New York GOWANDA’S ZOAR VALLEY FEST

May 11-12 The Gowanda Chamber of Commerce presents the Zoar Valley Fest and Jamboree featuring country music artist Sean Patrick McGraw. The event will consist of a 5K run, organized kayaking and rafting events on the Cattaraugus Creek, live music, and promotions by World Kayak Throwdown. Overnight camping for the weekend is available. For more information visit www.GowandaNYChamber.org.

ROCKABILLY MOUNTAIN MELTDOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL

June 29-July 1 The 2nd Annual Rockabilly Mountain Meltdown Music Festival will be held in the beautiful Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County at 2990 Oregon Road in Olean, NY, located two miles out of town on a beautiful wooded hillside. Interested artists/ vendors are encouraged to inquire at rockabillymountain@live.com. More information forthcoming. Find updates about this event at www.RockabillyMountain.com.


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You’re On the Trail to Something Big: McKean County, PA Events Springing to Life in the Allegheny National Forest Region There are plenty of opportunities in the Allegheny National Forest Region for visitors to have an un-FORE-gettable time this spring. Trail Central, located just 30 minutes south of Ellicottville - just over the state line into Pennsylvania - has many paths to follow or forge … it’s all up to you. Springtime here offers a wide variety of activities and events. The Pennhills Club in Bradford is a private club, but welcomes visitors and groups to try out the course. The first-ever We Gotta Regatta will take participants up the Tunungwant Creek by boat, canoe or kayak on Saturday, May 19 in Bradford, Pa. A celebratory pig roast will be held at the Crook Farm on Seaward Avenue following the Regatta.

HEAD TO THE FAIRWAYS

Kane Country Club, located on Scenic Route 6, has a scenic challenge for even the most accomplished golfer. On Wednesdays, the club has a deal you can really sink your teeth into. For $30, you can golf 18 holes with a cart plus have a steak dinner afterwards. Tee times start at 10am. The weekend rates are $39 if you tee off before 2pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After 2 pm, the price dips to $30. These prices include 18 holes of golf plus a cart. If you travel in a group of 16 or more, you can play 18 holes of golf with a cart for just $25 per person - any day of the week or weekend. Call 814-837-9491 to get your tee time. www.kanecountryclub.com At Pine Acres Country Club, they like it when you come back. They like it so much that starting May 1, they are offering a customer loyalty program. When you come and golf once, you will receive a $25 certificate for a future visit. With a 3½ star rating from Golf Digest Magazine, this 18-hole championship course with a 136 slope rating will test all golfers. Pack up your clubs and head for Pine Acres Country Club, located at 1401 West Warren Road outside of Bradford. Call 814-368-6159 for more information. www. pineacrescc.com The Pennhills Club, at 146 Pennhills Drive in Bradford, is a private club, but welcomes visitors to come by and hit the links with golf packages. The club boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Walter J. Travis in the 1920s. The club offers packages of $135 per day, which includes unlimited golf, all lodging and food. Price based on double occupancy. Call 814-368-6159 to book your stay. www.pennhillsclub.com

FOOD, WINE & THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Left: The Kinzua Sky Walk is a great place to walk the historic towers of the former Kinzua Viaduct. A Plexiglas floor on the platform allows visitors to peer down into the gorge. Right: Getting fantastic photos, whether it’s of people or the scenery, is definitely an art. Those interested in learning more about taking pictures can take part in a Photo Trek led by award-winning photographer Ed Bernik at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford May 18-20.

Photos courtesy ANF Visitors Bureau The Flickerwood Wine Cellar & Lounge in Kane, Pa. will be the site of Flickerfest May 26-28. This event includes, food, vendors, crafts, and of course, wine.

Celebrate spring’s arrival by joining in a variety of fun-filled activities that celebrate food, wine and the great outdoors. Pay homage to the leek, a locally grown aromatic wild onion. Stinkfest, celebrated Saturday, May 5 from 11am-6pm, is held on East Main Street between South Kendall and Fisher Avenues. This is an outdoor event - held rain or shine - and it includes food vendors featuring the delicious but odorous leek, craft vendors, kiddyland, entertainment and the ever-popular outhouse race. www.stinkfest.org. The first-ever “We Gotta Regatta” will take place from 2-6pm on Saturday, May 19 in Bradford. Participants can paddle by canoe or kayak nine miles north on the Tunungwant Creek from Browntown to Crook Farm. Or plan to join the party at Crook Farm, located on Seaward Avenue where a celebratory pig roast will be held. This will include free draft beer (with proper ID) and live music from 4-6pm by Hartle & Copeland. The cost of the pig roast is $20. There is no charge to actually participate in the regatta. The event is a fundraiser for the Tuna Valley Trail Association. Tickets are available by emailing info@ tunavalleytrail.com. The Allegheny National Forest Photo Trek will be held Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Set your sights on learning new photography skills in an outdoor setting by joining award-winning photographer Ed Bernik for a weekend photography workshop that treks out into the forest. Along the way, you will find out how to choose a lens and become more knowledgeable about exposure, composition and flash when shooting in color and black and white. The price is $625 for those who desire overnight accommodations; $425 for those who do not. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. The fee includes two nights’ accommodation and most meals. To register call 814-362-5078 or e-mail Laurie at lbd4@pitt.edu. Additional information is available at www.visitANF.com. If you prefer a little wine, then head over to Kane, Pa. for Flickerfest May 26-28. This annual event, held at the Flickerwood Wine Cellars & Lounge in Kane, includes wine, food, artisan vendors, a wine-making competition and live music. The winery, located at 309 Flickerwood Road, will also have a new wine available - Kinzua Journey - in honor of the Kinzua Sky Walk. A part of the proceeds from this wine, a semi-sweet blend of three white wines, will be donated to the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau. www. flickerwood.com And while you are in the area, don’t forget to experience the Kinzua Sky Walk for yourself. This amazing masterpiece was once the highest and longest railroad bridge in the world. It was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003, and then reinvented as the Kinzua Sky Walk which features a viewing platform that extends over 600 feet into the Kinzua Gorge. Admission to the park is free; it is open from dawn to dusk. For more information on these and other attractions in the Allegheny National Forest Region, request a free Travel Guide and Map by calling the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau at 800-473-9370, e-mailing info@visitANF.com, or clicking on www.visitANF.com.


FORE! GOLF ~ 2012 SEASON ~ SPRING ... Page 13 Co-Creator, Layout/Design Brenda Perks, DesignPerks of Ellicottville 716.244.7573 designperks@gmail.com

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The First Tee program, established by the World Golf Foundation in 1997, is committed to providing learning opportunities to participating youth who would not otherwise have access to the game. Offered to children 18 and under, the program ultimately strives to instill in participants The First Tee Nine Core Values of: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy and Judgment. The First Tee program is organized and based out of World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, but has progressively developed outlets across the U.S., including Concord Crest Golf Course of East Concord, NY Through the Life Skills Experience, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life. As a result of their involvement in The First Tee program, Concord Crest has developed a 3-hole, par 10 practice facility on-site. Class sizes remain small, at a ratio of six students to one coach, allowing for a more individualized approach per student. A fee of $60 is charged for the six-week program, however, Concord Crest does offer scholarships. For more information about The First Tee program at Concord Crest Golf Course, call Sue Frentz, Director of Golf, at 716-474-9162 or visit www.concordcrest.com. Concord Crest Golf Course is located at 9255 Genesee Road, East Concord, NY 14055.

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Tee It Up: Events Calendar 2012 Golf Outings Along the Cattaraugus-McKean County Golf Trail

MAY

Wednesday, May 16 OLEAN GENERAL HOSPITAL OUTING BARTLETT COUNTRY CLUB OLEAN, NY Noon Shotgun Start For details call the Bartlett C.C. Pro Shop

814-372-5176

Monday, May 21 SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO WNYPGA PRO-AM ELKDALE COUNTRY CLUB SALAMANCA, NY 10am Shotgun Start For details call the Elkdale Pro Shop

716-945-5553

Wednesday, May 23 JCC GOLF CLASSIC BARTLETT COUNTRY CLUB OLEAN, NY 1pm Shotgun Start For details call the Bartlett C.C. Pro Shop

814-372-5176

JUNE

Friday, June 1 GOLF WITH “THE BONNIES” BARTLETT COUNTRY CLUB OLEAN, NY 11am Shotgun Start

Saturday, June 16 RED & GOLD SCRAMBLE BARTLETT COUNTRY CLUB OLEAN, NY

Co-sponsored by the Olean High School Alumni Assoc. and the Olean City School District Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the children who attend the Olean City School District. 4-Person Scramble 9am Registration • 10am Shotgun Start Entry Fee: $75 player • $300 team Hole Sponsorship: $100 OHS Alumni Special: Player/Hole Sponsor $125 Questions? Contact Meme K. Yanetsko, Class of ‘86 Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce

716-372-4433 meme@oleanny.com

Sat.-Wed., June 30-July 4 RINGER TOURNAMENT ELKDALE COUNTRY CLUB SALAMANCA, NY For details call the Elkdale Pro Shop

716-945-5553

JULY

Monday, July 2nd ELLICOTTVILLE LIBRARY PRO-AM HOLIDAY VALLEY GOLF COURSE ELLICOTTVILLLE, NY The Pro-Am is now in its 11th year, and all proceeds go to the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 2 Best Ball of 4 11am Shotgun Start (includes greens fee and cart, lunch and dinner) AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZES! For details call the Holiday Valley Pro Shop

Saturday, July 14 SENIOR OPEN KANE COUNTRY CLUB KANE, PA A benefit for the KCC Senior members and improvements to the club. 1pm Start • Entry Fee: $65 To register, call the KCC Pro shop

814-837-9491

Wednesday, July 18th EDDIE SZPAICHER GOLF CLASSIC HOLIDAY VALLEY GOLF COURSE ELLICOTTVILLLE, NY In memory of Edmund Szpaicher, proceeds from this 1st annual event will go to the Ed Szpaicher Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to an Ellicottville Central School Senior. 1pm Shotgun Start Followed by dinner at HoliMont (featuring live music, live & silent auctions)

Festivities kick off Tuesday, July 17 at 6pm at the Ellicottville Depot Restaurant - entertainment, pizza & wings, long drive and chipping contests at the neighboring driving range. Entry Fee: $25 pizza party only $100 for golf/dinner at HoliMont $70 golf only • $50 dinner only $125 for all three events

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Friday, July 27th “GOTTA GO AGAIN” KYLE BENISH AND TOM DIRITO GOLF TOURNAMENT HOLIDAY VALLEY GOLF COURSE ELLICOTTVILLLE, NY

An annual fundraiser for the Holiday Valley Assistants to continue their professional golf education. Open to all members and the public. Noon Shotgun Start

AUGUST

Monday, August 6 SALAMANCA ROTARY TOURNEY ELKDALE COUNTRY CLUB SALAMANCA, NY 9am Shotgun Start For details call the Elkdale Pro Shop

716-945-5553

Friday, Aug. 10th YMCA GOLF CLASSIC BARTLETT COUNTRY CLUB OLEAN, NY

3rd annual event with all proceeds to benefit the YMCA childcare programs.

4-Person Scramble with automatic 2-Putt 1pm Shotgun Start

www.oleanymca.org

Saturday, August 11 BENCA MEMORIAL CARDINAL HILLS GOLF COURSE RANDOLPH, NY

In honor of a man with a genuine love of the game and a dedication to the development of Cardinal Hills youth programs. Proceeds go towards golf team scholarship. Two-Person Best Ball Tournament 9am Shotgun Start For details, call the Pro Shop at Cardinal Hills

716-358-5409

Tuesday, August 14 LADIES OPEN KANE COUNTRY CLUB KANE, PA 10am Start To register, call the KCC Pro shop

814-837-9491

716-699-2345 www.holidayvalley.com

Sign up in the Holiday Valley Pro Shop or call

Wednesday, June 13 LACROSSE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Saturday, July 14 JDRF SCRAMBLE

Fri.-Sun., July 27-29 KCC PRO-AM

Saturday, Sept. 15 THE CAJUN NUT

ELKDALE COUNTRY CLUB SALAMANCA, NY

Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

KANE COUNTRY CLUB KANE, PA

CARDINAL HILLS GOLF COURSE RANDOLPH, NY

For details call the Bartlett C.C. Pro Shop

814-372-5176

1:30pm Shotgun Start For details call the Elkdale Pro Shop

716-945-5553

CARDINAL HILLS GOLF COURSE RANDOLPH, NY 4-Man Scramble • 11:30am Shotgun Start Entry Fee: $65 To register, call the Pro Shop at Cardinal Hills

716-358-5409

716-699-2345

Entry Fee: $120 (includes all three days) Amateurs play for over $5,000 in merchandise and Pros play for a prize purse totaling $6,500+ To register, call the KCC Pro shop

814-837-9491

SEPT.

Proceeds go towards the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation in Erie, PA Entry Fee: $60 For details, call the Pro Shop at Cardinal Hills

716-358-5409

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• Friday Night Bike Parade • AmVets Charity Run • Motocross Stunt Show • Tattoo Contest • Bike Rodeo • Ride in Bike Show • Comedy Show in the Hollywood Theater

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Watch for horse and buggies as you ramble along the Amish Trail. Discover the oldest, largest Amish settlement in New York. Get an intimate peek at a simpler lifestyle without running water, electricity and cars. Visit Amish shops to buy handmade quilts, furniture, baked goods and more crafted by expert Amish artisans. No Sunday sales, no credit cards or photographs please. Stop by our Amish Trail partners for more shopping, dining and staying or a personalized tour along NY’s Amish Trail. Visit our website, AmishTrail.com, or call our toll free number for more information.

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