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ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH 3A
JANUARY 15, 2017
Police arrest 3 after drug search By Neal Simon The Evening Tribune
HORNELL — City Police said three local residents were arrested early last Sunday morning, the culmination of an investigation into the “street sale” of heroin in the Maple City.
Officers executed a search warrant at 2 a.m. The target was a residence at 325 Grand St. The warrant was signed by City Judge David Coddington. Authorities said the search yielded “a quantity of heroin prepackaged for street sale.” Arrested were: Jason H. Reis-
inger, 31, of 325 Grand St., Hornell, for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana. Joshua T. Owens, 32, of 9672
state Route 36, Dansville for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. Brittany R. Hunt, 26, of 23 Locust Drive, Hornell for
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Family Life move pending
By Stephen Borgna Steuben Courier
support her family during this very tragic time. “My stepfather, mom, little brother, and uncle all lived in that house,” she said. “My uncle suffered the most burns. He was up in his room when it happened, and my brother and stepfather tried to save him. They are heroes. They have military background, so they believe in never leaving anyone behind. They would’ve done this for anyone. They got my
PAINTED POST — The vacant property that once housed the Corning Harley-Davidson store on Town Center Road in Painted Post has been purchased by Family Life Network, a Christian radio network and advocacy group based out of Kanona. Family Life purchased the property for $1.42 million. The group plans to use the building as its new headquarters, relocating from its current Kanona headquarters. “We’ve been looking for probably the last halfdozen years for a site that would allow us to expand our current facility,” Family Life President and CEO Rick Snavely said. The group looked at the property prior to Harley-Davidson buying it in 2008, he said, but “the timing wasn’t right.” Family Life has been based out of its Kanona location for approximately the last 50 years. However, the group’s expansion has outpaced the space and options
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Read inside... Vehicle stop leads to drug arrest ELMIRA – An erratic driver on Lake Street early Wednesday morning was pulled over by patrolmen who smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they approached. Jordan D. Jones, 25, Horseheads, was asked by police to step out of the vehicle... Read more, 14A CONTACT US The Steuben Courier Advocate 10 W. Steuben St. Bath, NY 14810 (607) 776-2121 www.steubencourier.com
INDEX Classifieds....11-13A Obituaries............6A Entertainment.......8A Opinion................4A Health.................5A Outdoors............9A Local................2&3A Sports.................10A
Area man dies from fire injuries By Jasmine Willis The Evening Tribune
ATLANTA – A family is in mourning after a fire at their home last Saturday took the life of one person and sent two other family members to Strong Memorial with serious injuries. On Saturday, Jan. 8 around 8:30 p.m. a chimney fire started a blaze at 1 Main St. Peggy Staples, 60, was downstairs at the time of the fire, and was not injured. Terry Clark, 63, Peggy’s brother, sus-
GoFundMe set up Visit the GoFundMe page for donations and updates at https://www.gofundme.com/rebuild-thestaples-family-home tained severe burns over 80 percent of his body. Terry Clark succumbed to his injuries in the hospital Monday night. Frank Staples, 61 and his son, U.S. Army Cpl. Kip Staples, 25, are still recovering in the burn unit with second and third degree burns. The Atlanta, Cohoc-
ton, Perkinsville, and Wayland fire departments responded. A young couple walking by also stopped to help the family. The family said a beloved dog was also killed in the fire. Kristi Hasbrouck, Peggy’s daughter, is very grateful to the community for stepping up to
St. Thomas Church receives grant Submitted The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 19 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $260,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State including a $10,000 Sacred
Sites Grant to St. Thomas Church in Bath, to help fund construction documents for new slate roof and bluestone masonry restoration. “Maintaining these remarkable buildings for their congregations, social service and cultural programs, and
history is one of the most important things we do,” said Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “Religious structures really do anchor their communities.” St. Thomas Church was see GRANT | 6A
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
Invasive forest pests workshop slated
Invasive forest pests impact the ecosystems, economies, and aesthetics of our region. Pests such as emerald ash borer (EAB) and hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) have been spreading throughout the Finger Lakes region and are known to be present in Steuben and surrounding counties. The Bath area in particular has been hard hit by emerald ash borer and it continues to spread. Both pests attack and kill their respective host trees (ash and hemlock). This is of great concern because economically valuable ash trees make up 10-20% of the trees in our region, and hemlocks are a keystone species in our forests and gullies as they hold together soil on steep slopes and provide a cool, moist climate for plants, birds and many aquatic species such as trout. Options for controlling these pests are available but infestations must be identified before they can be managed. Other issues such as oak wilt and Asian longhorned beetle are not known to be present in Steuben County but early detection of these problems will be critical if they do arrive. Prepare yourself with the information needed to identify and manage these forest invasive species. Join us for a free workshop open to the public to learn about detection and management of forest invasive pests. The workshop is free but advanced registration by Monday, Jan. 23 is requested; please contact Emily Staychock at email@example.com or 315-536-5123 x4127. Please provide your contact information in the event that the workshop is canceled due to bad weather. • Submitted
Rotary offers scholarships
Savona Clerk’s Office closed Mon.
The Village of Savona’s Clerk Office will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
The Bath Rotary Club announces scholarship and student loan opportunities available to area high school seniors as part of its continuing commitment to help students further their education. Applications are available to students of Avoca Central School, Bath-Haverling Central School, Bradford Central School, CampbellSavona Central School, Hammondsport Central School, and Prattsburgh Central School for the club’s Frank E. Nicklaus Memorial Scholarship, Rotary Club Scholarship, and the Ted Markham Memorial Scholarship. In addition, the Wes Payne Scholarship and the Interact Scholarship are available to students attending Bath-Haverling Central School. Applicants for the Ted Markham Memorial Scholarship must be entering the field of environmental studies, agricultural studies, or a related study. They can-
not be the child or grandchild of a current Rotarian. The scholarship is co-sponsored by the Bath Rotary Club, Rotary District 7120, and the family of Ted Markham. Applicants for the Wes Payne Memorial Scholarship must not only be a student at Bath-Haverling Central School but also must be entering the field of engineering, technology, or a related study. The scholarship is co-sponsored by the Bath Rotary Club and the family of Wes Payne. There is approximately $10,000 available for scholarships this year, according to Richard McCandless, Chairman of the Bath Rotary Club’s Scholarship Committee. Application deadline is April 1. The recipients of the scholarships will be notified and invited to attend a club luncheon in May, at which time they will be recognized for their outstanding achievement and extraordinary involvement in school and community activities. The scholarship recipients
also will be individually recognized during each school’s annual year-end awards ceremony. Students and guidance counselors in these school districts can find applications and eligibility requirements listed on the Bath Rotary Club website at www.bathny rotary.org, or they can email bathrotaryclub@ gmail.com. The Bath Rotary Club also offers student loans to those in these school districts who may need some financial assistance for their college plans. Loans of up to $1,000 per year of enrollment in college are available to graduates from Avoca, Bath-Haverling, Bradford, Campbell-Savona, Hammondsport, and Prattsburgh. Students and guidance counselors in these school districts can also find applications for the loans on the Bath Rotary Club website at www.bathnyrotary.org, or they can email bathro firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens police academy slated Steuben Courier BATH — The Steuben County Sheriff ’s Office will be conducting its Citizens Police Academy at the Public Safety building in Bath. The classes will be held on Mondays from 6-9 p.m., March 6 - May 8. Sheriff ’s Office instructors and guest instructors will provide guidance on topics such as the history of law enforcement, investigations, search and seizure,
police use of force, traffic stops and the law, civil processes, the courts and court security, special operations units, and corrections and community supervision. Additional practical exercises, including use of force scenario training and emergency vehicle operation training with police vehicles will also be offered. The course is intended to provide Steuben County residents with an overview of law enforcement operations and methods
to foster understanding and partnership with the community. It does not certify participants for any aspect of law enforcement employment. The class is free of charge, and reservations are required. Due to the practical application portions of the class, an application will be required for background purposes. To register, contact Terri Moir at 607622-3930 or email email@example.com. ny.us.
Estate workshop slated for Jan. 24
Is your estate plan a comprehensive estate plan which includes all of the five critical documents? Do you know what could happen if you don’t have one or more of these documents in place? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is offering a free workshop to answer these questions, Five Critical Estate Planning Documents …and five more you may want to consider Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. Patrick Roth, Elder Law Attorney, CPA from Corning, will lead both workshops and discuss such topics as: • What can happen if you never get around to completing your plan? • What do each of these documents do and what happens if you don’t have them. • Learn how to prevent disaster from striking you and your loved ones. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-664-2300 to reserve a space. For more details visit Put KnowledgeToWork.org. • Submitted
IN BRIEF Free workshop to ‘Clear the Clutter’
Do you feel like you are drowning in clutter? Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff? Having trouble finding the item you need? Clear the Clutter and Simplify Your Life and Finances may be the workshop that helps you address these questions. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is offering this free workshop Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5-8 p.m. at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. Nancy Reigelsperger, CCE-Steuben Financial Educator, will help you discover the strategies for taking a positive approach to controlling the clutter you might have. She will touch on ways to eliminate paper accumulation and provide alternate ways to keep sentimental items. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-664-2300 to reserve a space. For more information on this and related topics, visit www.putknowled getowork.org.
Family members use many approaches when dividing emotionally valued assets following a death in the family. Who gets personal property is an issue frequently ignored until a crisis occurs. Are you prepared for the challenge? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County for a free session of Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. Explore the sensitivity of guiding the passing on of personal possessions with CCE-Steuben Financial Educator Nancy Reigelsperger. Some of the highlights of their workshop include: • Successful non-titled property transfer • Initiating discussions about sensitive issues • Determining what “fair” means • Identifying and sharing stories about the special objects • Managing conflicts • Necessary legal estate documents. Registration is limited to 25 participants, so register soon by calling 607-664-2300. For more information visit www.PutKnowledgeTo Work.org. • Submitted
ON CAMPUS Vanessa R. Olin, a resident of Bath, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester at Alfred University (AU). She is a junior in the College of Professional Studies. A graduate of Haverling Jr-Sr High School, Olin is the daughter of Brian and Melissa Olin of Bath. • Submitted
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
HAMMONDSPORT Latour receives Bath ‘Wintercycle’ at Rotarian of Month Award
Submitted Nancy Latour recently received the Bath Rotarian of the Month Award for December from Bath Rotary Club President Elaine Tears who recognized Latour for her service to the local club, the community, and the world. President Tears, before announcing the name of the recipient of this monthly award, which she initiated upon assuming the presidency in July 2016, stated “This Bath Rotarian is a very bubbly and busy lady whose famous quote, as mentioned at the Bath Rotary Club’s Changeover Dinner in June 2016, is ‘Sure, I can do that!’, is deserving of this award for all of her service and participation during the month of December.” Tears then noted the activities in which Latour had been involved during December: at-
Nancy Latour, left, receives the December Rotarian of the Month Award from Elaine Tears, Bath Rotary Club President. tending three of the four weekly luncheon meetings; attending the monthly Board of Directors’ meeting; accepting the chairmanship of a Fundraising Committee; presenting the Slate of Officers and Directors for 2017 – 2018 at the board
meeting and later to the membership for its vote of approval; attending the club’s Annual Christmas Party, participating in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Handbell Choir that entertained see AWARD | 6A
HAMMONDSPORT — The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum once again is hosting “Wintercycle Therapy,” a display of more than 100 vintage and classic motorcycles from 1904 through the 1970s. The free event will take place Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Attendees will see an exact reproduction of the famous eight-cylinder motorcycle that earned Glenn Curtiss the title of “Fastest Man on Earth” in 1907 with a landspeed record of 136.4 mph. Vintage bikes from American, British, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish manufacturers also will be on display. In addition to classic motorcycles, the Win-
tercycle Therapy event will feature motorcycle vendors, raffles and food. The Glen Curtiss Museum is located at 8419 State Route 54 in Hammondsport. Wintercycle Therapy is presented by Odd Ball Old Dog Cycles, a Western and Central New York motorcycle group. Open year-round, the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is located in the town of Hammondsport. The museum is home to a priceless collection of items related to early aviation, motorcycles and local history. It also celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, the father of naval aviation and a pioneer in motorcycle manufacturing. For more information, visit the museum’s website at curtissmuseum.org or call 607-569-2160.
Politics | Tom O’Mara
Snapshots of public opinion The Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes regions may not be direct stops on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State road tour this week, but those of us living, working and raising families here don’t need a speech to know where things stand. We know taxes are still too high and that there are still too many state mandates and regulations. We know job creation continues to lag and that private-sector economic growth isn’t up to speed. We know heroin, meth and other deadly drugs are ravaging too many communities and taking too many young lives. We also know that there are solid teams in place – at every level of government, through our Regional Economic Development Councils, within a number of vital public-private partnerships, at our not-forprofit organizations, and in many other places – committed to building the blueprints and foundations needed to address the challenges and crises facing us. The 2017 session of the State Legislature kicked off last week and the Senate quickly started setting the stage by releasing a new report and issuing recommendations based upon legislative hearings I co-sponsored late last year as chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. The executive summary of our new report, “Water Quality and Contamination,” states the overriding purpose this way, “In response to a burgeoning water quality crisis across New York State, the Senate and Assembly Health and Environmental Conservation Committees convened public hearings during the fall of 2016. The goal of these hearings was to provide an opportunity for legislators and the public to hear from state officials, experts, residents and others to gain an understanding of the problems as well as oversight responsibilities at the local, state and federal level with respect to water quality and contamination. These hearings provided a foundation upon which to begin building a framework for legislation and policies to ensure more appropriate responses to current and future water contamination occurrences.” We know that the many challenges surrounding water quality are here to stay. Consequently, our legislative recommendations call for the establishment of a Drinking Water Quality Institute to maintain an independent focus on this issue. A new law I cosponsored in 2016 to en-
act the first-in-the-nation requirement for public schools to test drinking water systems for lead contamination is already having a positive impact. So is the “Water Quality Infrastructure Improvement Act” the Senate spearheaded in 2015 to provide state grants to help local governments undertake long-overdue infrastructure upgrades. Water quality highlights just one priority in 2017 and you can read our full report on my Senate website, http://www.omara.ny senate.gov. A common question at the outset of every legislative session is this one: What’s your opinion? With that in mind, as I have annually since 2011, I’ve posted a “Community and Legislative Survey” on my website. The goal of this annual online questionnaire is to encourage input on a range of specific challenges facing the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions (as well as the state as a whole). This year’s survey will cover a range of specific topics – some that are hot button issues, and some that fly under the radar but are no less important – including unfunded state mandates, Medicaid reform, the heroin and opioid crisis, public corruption, local roads and bridges, and, of course, the economy and job creation. The survey cannot cover every single issue on everyone’s agenda, which is why it includes a section for anyone interested to provide additional comments and highlight their particular area of concern. It’s not an end-all be-all poll in any way, but it does help provide meaningful and useful snapshots of what’s on the minds of area residents paying attention to state government and willing to give some thought to the choices being debated at the Capitol. Every year I hear from thousands of area residents who take the time through an e-mail, a letter, a phone call, a community meeting or in some other way to share their ideas and, especially, their views on the issues of the day. The input – negative or positive, constructive or not – helps provide the insight and understanding that matters.
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I heard it through the grapevine By Mark L. Hopkins More Content Now
“It may sound preposterous but it’s true/ cause I heard it through the grapevine./ And Friend, I’m about to lose my mind/cause I heard it through the grapevine.” That song was written in 1966 by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records. The message was about hearsay. The 2017 version of the grapevine is the internet. According to the FBI and the CIA, fake news items that have appeared on the Internet in recent months seem to have been given credence by a significant portion of the population. “Oh, no one believes that stuff.” No? Well try the following. “Hillary and Bill Clinton are running a child sex slave ring from Comet Ping Pong, a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C.” — Does that sound ridiculous? Well, a man from North Carolina showed up there and fired off his gun inside the popular family-friendly restaurant because he believed it. Earlier, two women came to investigate the tunnel under the restau-
rant reportedly used to hide the children. The restaurant has received numerous threats both by phone and by email. “It may sound preposterous but it’s true/ cause I read it on the … internet.” “President Obama was born in Kenya so he couldn’t be a legitimate president.” — That one has been repeated so often that it is now being used by the news media as an example of an untruth said often enough that it became believable. Is it true? No. It has been debunked over and over. Even Donald Trump said that it wasn’t true in a speech back in November. Still, polls show that more than 30 percent of our population seems convinced. Folks, his mother was from Kansas. “And friend, I’m about to lose my mind/cause I read it on the ...internet.” “The murder rate in the U.S. is the highest it has been in 45 years.” — In fact, it is near a 50year low. This, despite the problems in Chicago. “Britney Spears died.” — No, Britney is alive and well and planning her next concert. “But the rumor must
be true/cause I read it on the … internet.” The fake news items generally appear through Facebook or some other social media unit and go viral. One poll showed that more people believe the fake news posts than believe the newspapers. Let’s examine that last statement. Virtually anyone with a computer can put something on Facebook. There is no fact checking, no way to verify the relative truth of the statement, no consequences if the presentation is found to be libelous, self-serving or damaging to someone else. Newspapers, on the other hand, have both ethics and standards for their articles. Virtually every news article is required to have two sources in order to be presented as factual. The year 2016 was a difficult year for fake news. Candidates from both sides of the aisle were attacked with items that had no foundation in fact. Over and over statements were debunked. Awards were given for “One, two or three Pinocchios.” And, if it was really bad they called it “Pants on fire.” Still, if
a portion of the voting public believed it, the fake news worked. And because it did, we can expect more of the same in future elections. What do we do about such? We are long overdue for a governor on Facebook and other social media. Just as political candidates must take credit/blame for advertisements on radio and TV, (My name is ___________ and I approved this message) the same should apply to social media. No one should be able to get away with attacking a person’s good name, causing a business to fail, or attempting to steal an election without paying a cost for the violation.
Dr. Mark L. Hopkins writes for More Content Now and Scripps Newspapers. He is past president of colleges and universities in four states and currently serves as executive director of a higher-education consulting service. You will find Hopkins’ latest book, “Journey to Gettysburg,” on Amazon.com. Contact him at presnet@pres net.net.
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Stomp to the beat for this move By Marlo Alleva More Content Now
Here we are, a few weeks into a new year. Some are still strategizing their fitness goals and others have a few sore muscles at this point. No matter where you are in your resolution plans at least you have fitness on the mind. I have mentioned many times that simplicity at the start keeps things attainable on your fitness journey, big or small. There are so many moves and activities to keep you moving, seeing results that will help you build your strength and endurance and pushing you to do bigger and more complex exercises. And that is exactly what our move today will do. It is simple in movement, but done for any length of time, packs a big punch. Our move today is an elevated stomp squat and all you need is a step or elevated surface. This stomping squat will elevate your heart rate, and target your glutes, your quads, and your hamstrings. And the best part, all fitness levels can do it. Begin this stomping
squat by placing one foot on top of your elevated surface and the other at ground level. The distance between your feet should be similar to doing a regular squat (slightly outside your hip-width). Hold your chest tall, engage your core and bend in both knees (just like in a regular squat). Using your elevated foot, proceed to lift it up and stomp it back down onto the step. Once you stomp down, your stabilizing foot will lift up off the ground, causing you to shift your weight slightly onto your elevated side. The idea is to stomp quickly and somewhat exaggerated, keeping your body in a slightly seated squatting position, causing your weight to shift from side to side. This quick movement will create quick bursts of tension in your leg muscles and build your cardiovascular strength at the same time. You can shoot for a determined stomp count or set an amount of time on one leg. If you count stomps, shoot for about 50, if you are timing, shoot for 30 to 45 seconds. Once you reach the desired amount on your
first leg, switch sides and continue the stomping motion on your other leg. Keep your timing the same from side to side giving yourself at least three sets on both legs. If you choose to keep this exercise in your weekly routine, and as your endurance grows,
you can add hand weights to intensify this move. This move can be a lot of fun if you add music, especially a faster pace beat, and try to keep your stomping motion on beat. Happy stomping, and good luck on your 2017 fitness journey!
LOCAL HEALTH NEWS IN BRIEF Clinics
HIV testing clinics, by appointment only as follows:
Please call 800-REDCROSS to schedule an appointment.
The Steuben County Public Health will offer immunizations for children in need:
• From 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath.
• From 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Steuben County Office Building, 3 E. Pulteney Square
• From 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath.
• From 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath.
• From 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. All clinics are by appointment only. All vaccines are available at the Public Health clinics for children who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover the cost of vaccines. An administration fee will be charged for children less than 19 years old based on a sliding fee scale ($5-$25/person) Medicaid is also accepted. Most adult vaccines are also available at cost. Medicaid is also accepted for adults. Call the Steuben County Public Health office at 664-2438 or 800-7240471 to schedule an appointment or for further information. HIV clinic The Steuben County Public Health sponsors free and confidential
These clinic services are available to all residents of Steuben County for HIV counseling and testing. Residents seeking testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, which include Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis, can call for a referral. For an appointment or information, call the Steuben County Public Health at the Bath office at 664-2438 or 800-724-0471.
Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives.
Bath. • From 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 21 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 3 W. Washington St., Bath.
OBITUARIES & LOCAL
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017 • STEUBEN COURIER
GRANT Continued from 1A awarded a Conservancy Grant of $10,000 to help fund construction documents for new slate roof and bluestone masonry restoration. With its picturesque, random coursed, rough-faced bluestone facades, steeply pitched gable roof, butressed bell tower with steep masonry spire, trefoil clerestory windows, and pointedarched stained glass windows, St. Thomas Church embodies the characteristics of the Gothic Revival style. The church was designed by Henry C. Dudley, a prominent New York City architect renowned for his church designs. Among the building’s more prominent features is its bell
AWARD tower with steeple engaged in the northwest corner of the building. A matching parish hall was constructed in 1904. The Conservancy grant will help fund the services of the experienced preservation firm Johnson-Schmidt & Associates, Architects, to generate detailed plans and specifications for roof replacement and repair of deteriorated bluestone copings. The church operates a food pantry and soup kitchen, the Red Door Community Kitchen, serving weekly community meals. The church has a community garden, with produce supporting the feeding and pantry program, and crafting and fiber ministries. The facility is used for many commu-
nity programs, and hosts concerts by its choir and bellringers group, as well as regional music groups. There are large events sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, Alcoholics Anonymous, training sessions of Guide Dogs for the Blind, and retreats of Rochester Rhapsody, a women’s chorus. Altogether, community programs serve 6,000 community residents annually. The New York Landmarks Conservancy The New York Landmarks Conservancy has led the effort to preserve and protect New York City’s architectural legacy for over 40 years. Since its founding, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more
than $40 million, which has leveraged more than $1 billion in 1,550 restoration projects throughout New York, revitalizing communities, providing economic stimulus and supporting local jobs. The Conservancy has also offered countless hours of pro bono technical advice to building owners, both nonprofit organizations and individuals. The Conservancy’s work has saved more than a thousand buildings across the City and State, protecting New York’s distinctive architectural heritage for residents and visitors alike today, and for future generations. For more information, please visit www.nyland marks.org.
treats and conferences. “We’ve got a Hampton Inn brand new right next door,” he added. “We’ve got an Econo Lodge in walking distance. You’ve got all of those things right there… it’s an ideal sight.” The move is pending right now, as the group needs to raise additional funds to retrofit the building. Snavely said it intends to renovate the exterior appearance and construct a second story for Family Life’s corporate offices, radio studios, biblical counseling department and arts center to teach drama, music and dance. He said the group is also interested in purchasing the adjoining property to build a new theater/ auditorium. Family Life received some help and good fortune leading up to the deal.
After Harley-Davidson closed in early 2016, the organization learned that one of the property’s principal owners is a good friend of the ministry and a regular contributor. Snavely said Family Life met with him, and he lowered the asking price significantly to sell to the group. “But he told me, ‘every time I write a check to pay it off, I’ll smile because I know I’m contributing to Family Life,’” Snavely said. Eventually, a couple who are longtime ministry supporters heard about the negotiations. They said they would put up a matching $500,000 gift if the group were to buy the property. “It blew us away, we’ve never had anything like that before,” Snavely said. “In 60 years of ministry, never.”
With that, the group sent out a fundraising letter to help cover some of the remaining cost. It needed to finalize the deal before the end of 2016, otherwise the asking price would rise significantly. Family Life covered the balance with just enough time to spare. “About two minutes before midnight, on Dec. 31, the final gift of the year came in and it put us over the mark,” Snavely said. “It was absolutely incredible. The Lord truly blessed us.” The Corning HarleyDavidson store last occupied the space before it went out of business and closed on Jan. 16, 2016, affecting about a dozen workers. The property has remained vacant while owners searched for a buyer.
watched closely. He suffered emphysema during the fire. He should be coming home soon too.” “This was our family home,” Hasbrouck continued. “I was two when we moved there to live with Frank. There are eight of us siblings. We all grew up there. It was important to all of us. “We built our home
there and all of our family memories,” Hasbrouck continued. “We would all gather at home when things got hard in life. It was our safe haven.” The community is doing various fundraisers to help get the Staples family back on their feet. Olde Country Store has a donation jar. A GoFundMe page has been created, and has already
reached nearly $5,000 in two days. Five Star Bank in Naples has put together an account for the family for those who don’t feel comfortable donating online. Visit the GoFundMe page for donations and updates at https://www.go fundme.com/rebuild-thestaples-family-home
MOVE Continued from 1A available at its current building. “We’re in a floodplain. We’re not allowed to build anymore,” Snavely said. “We had bought some land, but the more we studied the cost of getting public utilities there... our architect asked, ‘could you find another location?’” The new building is “more than double the space we have,” he said, and the location is more preferable. “Corning is more of a destination place,” Snavely said. “The accessibility is wonderful with two interstates there. It’s already got public utilities there. It’s a greater population base from which we can draw volunteers from to help out with our programs.” Nearby businesses also make it optimal for weekend re-
FIRE Continued from 1A uncle out of the house. He had suffered a gunshot wound during a hunting accident and was an amputee.” “My brother will hopefully be coming home this weekend,” Hasbrouck continued. “My stepfather has severe burns on his face and arms and is being
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the attendees at the party, and serving as the chair of the party itself; attending the 91st Rotary Eastern Cities Dinner in Rochester; submitting her name as sponsor on the membership application for Cheryl Muller; participating in the induction ceremony for new member, Rich Cleland. In addition, Latour serves as the 2016 2017 Bath Rotary Club President-Elect and will assume the position of Bath Rotary Club President on July 1, 2017. Tears remarked at the presentation of the framed certificate for the award, “Nancy indeed represents the ideals of Rotary, an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, which provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. She is definitely regarded by all as an ambassador of fellowship, which is another virtue of Rotarians.” Latour began her thirty-eight year career in education as a business teacher at Bath – Haverling Central School before being employed at Corning Community College at which she taught in the Business Division, later became the Associate Dean of Business and Computing, and finished her career as the Associate Dean of Student Services. In addition to her Rotary affiliation which began in 1999 as a member of the Corning Rotary Club and then transferring her membership to the Bath Rotary Club in 2015, Latour works part-time as the Office and Event Coordinator for the Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce, sits on the Board of the Finger Lakes SPCA, serves as Treasurer of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and plays in the St. Thomas Community Handbell Choir. She and her husband, Woody, live in Bath and often enjoy visiting their son, Brian, and daughter, Lauren, in Charleston, South Carolina.
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third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. North Hornell-based State Police assisted Hornell authorities with the investigation. Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance is a class B felony, while seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance is a class A misdemeanor. Endangering the welfare is a class A misdemeanor. All three suspects were arraigned in Hornell City Court before Coddington and sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail. Meanwhile, in an unrelated drug case, police Sunday afternoon arrested Dana A. Masterson, 21, of Pearl Street, Hornell, charging him with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and violation of parole. After stopping Masterson’s vehicle on Hornell Street, police say they turned up 40 prepackaged glassine envelopes containing heroin. Sgt. Ryan Harrison and officer Michael Hoyt made the traffic stop.
OBITUARY Charles L. Hadley 1SG (ret’d) Charles L. Hadley passed away on December 28, 2016 in Henderson NV at his daughter’s home after a fierce battle with cancer. He was born on October 3, 1938 in the village of Bath. He was fond of saying that when he was born his mother held him up in front of the window which faced Grove Cemetery across the street, the result of which was that it scared him so bad
he couldn’t walk or talk for the first full year of his life! He served our country honorably and meritoriously in the US Army from 1955-1976. Awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 5 Good Conduct Medals, 4 National Defense Service Medals, 6 Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and 1 Silver
Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Aircraft Crewman Badge and Expert M-16 Rifle Ribbon. His loving family included his wife, the former Margaret D. Tompkins, who predeceased him in 2010. Together they had three children, all who survive him. His daughter, Donna Jo (Richard) Bennett along with her children Candice (Nick) Garasimowicz and Richard (Cherie) Swift
along with their children Jordan & Austin; his son Don (Kelli) Hadley along with their sons Dustyn & Aaron; and his son Darren (Emma) Hadley. Later in life a son from his wife’s previous marriage, Eric (Kathy) Riley and their five children (Pam, Bryan, Jenn, Randy, and Kim) joined the family, and through the years added 12 more great grandchildren and a greatgreat grandson. He is also survived by his sisters Verna Hadley,
Jeanie Lemen, and Janice Stryker, sisters-in-law Beverly (Ron) Matthews, Joan (Jim) Budinski, and brother-in-law Charles Tompkins as well as many nieces and nephews. Special friends include Richard Swift & Julie Pietsch along with Marge Hallifax. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles J. and Ruth, as well as his brother Earl. Chuck was a life member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the
Army Otter-Caribou Association. While he was a member of the Boone Saddle Club in Boone, IA he participated in the Pony Express ride annually to benefit Camp Sunshine. Interment of his ashes will be held at a later date at Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.fagansfuneralhome .com.
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Academic All-Stars schedule Academic All-Stars schedule for the 2017 season. Matches start at 6:15 p.m.
• Large Schools — Corning Black vs. Gold and Hornell vs. Bath at Bath • Medium Large Schools — Naples vs. Campbell-Savona and Canisteo-Greenwood vs. Addison at Addison • Medium Small Schools — Avoca vs. Hammondsport and Alfred Almond vs. Jasper-Troupburg at Jasper-Troupsburg • Small Schools — Arkport vs. Prattsburgh and Canaseraga vs. Bradford at Bradford
• Large Schools — Bath vs. Corning Gold and Corning Black vs. Hornell at Hornell • Medium Large Schools — Campbell-Savona vs. Addison and Canisteo-Greenwood vs. Naples at Naples • Medium Small Schools — Avoca vs. Jasper-Troupsburg and Alfred-Almond vs. Hammondsport at Hammondsport • Small Schools — Bradford vs. Prattsburgh and Arkport vs. Canaseraga at Canaseraga
• Large Schools — Hornell vs. Corning Gold and Bath vs. Corning Black at Corning • Medium Large Schools — Canisteo-Greenwood vs. Campbell-Savona and Naples vs. Addison at Addison • Medium Small Schools — Hammondsport vs. JasperTroupsburg and Avoca vs. AlfredAlmond at Alfred-Almond • Small Schools — Bradford vs. Canaseraga and Prattsburgh vs. Arkport at Arkport
vs. Hornell at Hornell • Medium Large Schools — Addison vs. Naples and Campbell-Savona vs. Canisteo-Greenwood at Canisteo • Medium Small Schools — Alfred-Almond vs. Avoca and Jasper-Troupsburg vs. Hammondsport at Hammondsport • Small Schools — Canaseraga vs. Arkport and Prattsburgh vs. Bradford at Bradford
March 20 • Large Schools — Hornell vs. Bath and Corning Gold vs. Corning Black at Corning • Medium Large Schools — Naples vs. Canisteo-Greenwood and Addison vs. Campbell-Savona at Campbell-Savona • Medium Small Schools — Hammondsport vs. Alfred-Almond and Jasper- Troupsburg vs. Avoca at Avoca • Small Schools — Prattsburgh vs. Canaseraga and Bradford vs. Arkport at Arkport
• Large Schools — Corning Black vs. Hornell and Corning Gold vs. Bath at Bath • Medium Large Schools — Addison vs. Canisteo-Greenwood and Campbell-Savona vs. Naples at Naples • Medium Small Schools — Jasper-Tropsburg vs. Alfred Almond and Hammondsport vs. Avoca at Avoca • Small Schools — Arkport vs. Bradford and Canaseraga vs. Prattsburgh at Prattsburgh
March 27 Snow date
April 3 Championships
• Large Schools — Bath vs. Corning Black and Corning Gold
BOWLING Deano’s Outdoors Friday Mixed 1/6/17 - Week 18
Team standings 1. Wooo!! 2. 3 Swing Bags 3. Skinny Sore Tossers 4. Pocket Pounders 5. Wheat & Fitzpatrick 6. Popeyes 7. W.T. 8. Here 4 The Beer 9. Boyles Advertising
High Average Eric Cranmer, 214.26 Mike Stephenson, 198.76 Kevin Rawleigh, 195.83 Charlie Wheat, 194.31 Dave Deal, 193.48
High Game Individual Ray Krisher, 279 Eric Cranmer, 255 Brad Burdick, 238 Eric Cranmer, 235
High Series Individual
Ray Krisher, 740 Eric Cranmer, 730 Cody Davis, 727 Eric Cook, 680
Women High Series Nadine Rusak 483 Jennifer Metris 472 Samantha Havens 471
High Game (Men) (Individual)
High Game - Team
Men High Series
High HDCP Series Individual
Mike Harris 229 Duane Bush 228 Scott Johns 227
Popeyes, 701 Skinny Sore Tossers, 628 Wooo!!, 626
Mike Harris 604 Scott Johns 586 Frank Rundell 564
High Series - Team
Team High Game
Popeyes, 1826 Wooo!!, 1749 Skinny Sore Tossers, 1721
Wooden Nickel 848 Avoca Strikers 837 Paul’s Gang 809
High HDCP Game Team
Team High Series
Popeyes, 769 W.T., 713 Skinny Sore Tossers, 703
High HDCP Series Team Popeyes, 2030 Pocket Pounders, 1958 Wooo!!, 1953
Eric Cranmer, 712 Ray Krisher, 662 Cody Davis, 646 Kevin Rawleigh, 615
Campbell Building Supply
High HDCP Game Individual Ray Krisher, 305 Brad Burdick, 267
Men High Game
4.Pj Farms 5.Helm Construction 6.3 Generations 7.Kingpins 8.Fagans 9.Lefty’s
Eric Cranmer, 261 Cody Davis, 260
Wooden Nickel 2483 Paul’s Gang 2338 Avoca Strikers 2302
Team Standing Wooden Nickel Birnie Transportation Four Horseman Paul’s Gang Jmdm Campbell Building Supply Avoca Strikers
Doug Palmer 243 Blake Shoemaker 225 Carl Wilson 210 Eric Ratchford 208
High Series (Men) (Individual) Blake Shoemaker 615 Doug Palmer 598 Carl Wilson 584 Daniel Stock 560
High Game (Women) (Individual) Roxanne Luta 203 Lisa Partridge-Johns 162 Rita Burdick 143 Stacy Borden 138
High Series (Women) (Individual) Roxanne Luta 520 Lisa Partridge-Johns 451 Rita Burdick 389 Stacy Borden 377
High Series (Team)
Women High Game
Jennifer Metris 186 Michele Hall 177 Samantha Havens 168
1.Three Slingers 2.Pump Doctors 3.The Pinheads
Pump Doctors 1949 Helm Construction 1882 3 Generations 1880 Three Slingers 1869
COMMUNITY CALENDAR Community Calendar Policy: All content submitted for inclusion in the Community Calendar is subject to approval by The Steuben Courier Advocate prior to publication.
Meetings • Hammondsport Central School Board of Education regular meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the high school library. • Bath Central School
Board of Education regular meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in the district office. • Steuben County Public Health and partner agencies host the Bath Baby Café every Friday at the Dormann Library in Bath from 11
Steuben County Sheriff Multiple charges Megan C. Welch, age 36, of County Route 21, Cameron Mills, was arrested with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E Felony, welfare fraud in the fourth degree, a class E Felony, and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. ••• Jennifer K. Towner, 31, of Lincoln Street, Wayland, was arrested with grand larceny in the 3rd
a.m.-1 p.m. This free, drop-in program offers support and education on breastfeeding by certified lactation counselors. Parents, supporters and pregnant women are encouraged to attend. Children are welcome. Call 607-664-2438 with questions.
• MS Support Group held 1 p.m. every third Thursday of each month at the Village Square Apartments, 250 N. Hamilton Street, Painted Post. Questions? Call Jean Mattoon at 5832296 or Maureen at 7763702.
POLICE BLOTTER degree, a class D felony, and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, both class E felonies. Warrant Charles G. Peters, 43, of County Route 112, Addison, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant issued out of Tuscarora Town Court. ••• Leo C. Preston, 34, of Bennett Street, Hornell, was arrested on a bench warrant issued out of Fre-
mont Town Court. ••• Harry E. Bohart, 60, of Cutler Avenue, Corning, was arrested on a violation of probation warrant issued out of Erwin Town Court. Fugitive of justice Cody A. Moore, 26, of St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, was arrested by deputies after it was determined he had an outstanding warrant out of Pennsylvania. Moore was charged with being a fugitive of justice.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
Bath Historic Preservation By Becky Stranges Chairperson for the Bath Historic Preservation Commission
I have just returned from a trip with a friend to Portugal. In the past she and I have traveled to Poland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, and Finland. I also travelled as a high school musician to Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey and Holland and John and I have traveled to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. I have been truly blessed to see all of these wonderful places, especially as an impressionable adolescent! I can honestly say that these experiences have changed my life. I think the biggest impact has been on my deep appreciation for the preservation of culture through the preservation of old buildings. In America, old means the 1700’s. In other countries that is still infancy! I have visited sites in Poland that go back to the 600’s and believe me when you walk into a Jewish synagogue which is that old, you can tangibly feel the history. When I travel to these places it always amazes me how each culture has maintained its old buildings’ facades and yet they have survived centuries of changes, even in places where fire, natural disaster or war have made their mark! Why do these cultures continue to honor and preserve these old buildings while in America we demolish historic buildings to build parking lots and highways? I think that there are many answers to this question but I believe that pride and respect are the main reasons.
Pride. When my friend and I checked into our hotel, the young man proudly exclaimed that the building was built in the 1500’s! This young man was 20 years old at best and was studying to become a tourism manager. Yet he was proud of the building that he was working in. This kind of pride is developed as a child growing up, not learned! Hmm! Are we teaching our children to take care of things or are we teaching them that everything can just be replaced? Respect! Though we all may equate this with minding adults as a child, it really means treating each other and everything we have, including the environment, with the greatest care to preserve it for the future. In other words we protect each other, our environment and things that have been created by our predecessors, like historic buildings! Even if we are not talking about Historic Preservation, having pride and respect for the things around us will make the Village of Bath a better place to be. How do you measure up?
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Word of the Week thole [thohl] (noun) a pin, or either of two pins, inserted into a gunwale to provide a fulcrum for an oar. – Dictionary.com
Trivia In the TV series “JAG,” what rank does Harmon Rabb hold at the start of the series? A. Commander B. Lieutenant C. Captain D. Rear Admiral (Answer at bottom of column)
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This day in history Jan. 15, 1559: Two months after the death of her halfsister, Queen Mary I of England, Elizabeth Tudor, the 25-year-old daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, is crowned Queen Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey in London.
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Weekly quote “Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.” – Edwin Louis Cole
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017 • STEUBEN COURIER
Racial equality gets a boost in the 1960s space race film ‘Hidden Figures’ By Ed Symkus More Content Now
The naysaying about “Hidden Figures” had already begun on social media before anyone had even seen the film. “That story never happened,” said someone after watching the trailer. “Three black women were responsible for the success of NASA? Give me a break,” said another, who either had no idea what the movie was about, or was just your run-of-the-mill racist. OK, no, three black women were not “responsible” for the success of NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. But the story in “Hidden Figures,” filled out by a bit of dramatic fictionalization, did happen. The trio at the film’s core are Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Real people. Engineers, mathematicians, computer whizzes. One happened to have expertise in analytic geometry, just what was needed at NASA at the time, right in the midst of its spacerace heyday. Go ahead, Google them. This is their story, and it concentrates on the contributions they made to NASA in the early 1960s. But it’s also the story of the overwhelmingly white male workers around them, all incredibly bright, some racist, some threatened by the fact that women were
becoming part of their workforce. Chief among them, in two strong performances, are the demanding NASA director (a composite character based on other directors) Al Harrison (Kevin Costner) and the fictional NASA engineer Paul Stafford (Jim Parsons). After a brief 1920s prologue, in which elementary school-age Katherine Johnson is humorously shown to be the smartest kid in the room, the film jumps to 1961, when the U.S. government and its space agency are concerned that the Russians are getting ahead of them and are likely putting spy satellites in orbit. This isn’t one of those tales where someone is plucked from obscurity, then goes on to save the world or, in this case, win the race. These women were already at NASA. In fact, a lot of brainy black women were at the Langley Research Center
in Virginia, working in the Colored Computers Room. (Note: I learned from the film that the people crunching information on those newfangled IBM machines were actually called computers; they computed.) Segregation was still a way of life back then, so along with that computer room, there were, for instance, also whiteonly and black-only bathrooms, and everyone just kind of dealt with it. But NASA, at least, also noticed and acted on people’s talents and good ideas. Dorothy Vaughan was free to run that computer room, and did so (albeit at pay below that of a supervisor), with complete confidence. Katherine Johnson, known for her skills with numbers and ease with complicated equations, was accepted by Al Harrison as someone whose ideas might just allow them to catch up with and bypass those
pesky Russkies. She was the smartest person in that room, too. There are peeks into the private lives of the three women, some time spent with their families on those rare moments when they weren’t coworkers toiling late into the night at Langley. Director Theodore Melfi (“St. Vincent”) also packs the film with actors playing soon-to-be astronauts Alan Shepard and John Glenn, as well as archival footage of John Kennedy praising the early work of NASA and hinting at a moonshot down the road. The film’s tension starts to build when a radio announces the news of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space; it threatens to boil over when deadlines for the first American launch get nearer; and it goes full throttle when, late in the film, after all of that hard work results in American lift-offs, there’s lifethreatening trouble with a capsule’s heat shield way up in the sky. This is an exciting, fast-paced movie (even when we’re seeing people writing on chalkboards) that tells of a fascinating time in our country’s history, when space exploration was just getting going. That it also happens to be about a racial divide that turned into racial equality is an unexpected and welcome bonus.
LOCAL LIBRARY HAPPENINGS - SEE WHAT’S GOING ON Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library 21 William St., Hammondsport (607) 569-2045
The MAC GROUP meets the first Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Indoor Walking is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-10 a.m.. Walk away the pounds with Leslie Sansone’s Walking DVDs. Dress in comfortable clothes, wear sneakers, bring a bottle of water and plan on enjoying yourself. Walking will take place in the lower level of the library.
event, so enough materials and snacks will be on hand. 607-569-2045
Cohocton Public Library
8 Maple Ave, Cohocton, (585) 384-5170 Bone Builders Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Bone Builders is a free hour long exercise and education program for those 55 and older.
Story Time. Bring your child to the library for a story on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Jan 18 – Snow Jan 25 – Snowy Day
Story Time Storytime at the Cohocton Public Library is a fun, interactive, and educational program for children and their caregivers. Each week the program will feature stories, crafts, and activities based on a particular theme. New PJ Preview Story Time! Come for the same theme the Wednesday night before, 6 p.m. 1/19 Penguins 1/26 So Many Snowmen
Jan. 21 – Saturday Children’s Event will take place from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The reading will be Snowman by Raymond Brigg, followed by a craft at the “Snowman Creation Station,” and a snack. Be sure to sign up in advance for this
Community Creation Station Check out the new and improved makers’ space! The Community Creation Station is a creative space, with tools and materials provided for free by the library. No project is too big or too small. Work
on your own hobbies or check out one of the awesome crafts offered throughout the month. All projects will be show cased with instruction on Monday nights from 5:30-7 p.m. and then offered as Do It Yourself (DIY) for the rest of the week. 1/16 Finger Knit Scarves- Fast, easy and fun for all ages! 1/23 Felting Bee- Start from scratch or finish your in process projects. Wiggle and Bop! Jan. 18, 11 a.m. Do your kiddos need to get out some energy? Open to all children up to school age. We will sing, dance, and play our wiggles away! Book Club Jan. 25, 12 p.m. Come join us for a friendly discussion of “My Name is Lucy Barton”, by Elizabeth Strout at noon. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served. Yoga for every Body Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m. Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that integrates yoga postures and meditation techniques for total mind and body wellbeing. This is a great form of exercise for all ages
and body styles. Please join us for this all ages, introductory class with certified Kundalini instructor Elisa Leone. Yoga mats are recommended, but a beach towel will work for this class!
Tail Waggin Tutors Is your child reluctant to read? Whether it’s difficulty or shyness we have a book group for you. Come read to trained therapy dogs at the library! The dogs are calm, reassuring, and are an attentive audience. This takes the pressure off the child and makes reading fun. All ages are invited.
Savona Free Library
savonafreelibrary.org (607) 583-4426
Jan. 17, 4 -5 p,m. Friends of the Savona Free Library Meeting at the Mary Helen Joint Meeting House. Want to help out the Library? Come to the Friends of the Savona Free Library meeting to find out how you can help the library by volunteering, helping with fundraising events, and other activities. Drop in, find out what is going on, and make new friends. • Submitted
OUTDOORS WHAT’S UP at MOSSY BANK PARK January 15, 2017 – Who has ever experienced a snowfall, and at some time, probably as a child, did not stop to catch individual snowflakes? The typical technique, after being out in the cold for a while as snow was lightly falling, was to hold out a darkcolored glove or mitten and let a flake fall right there in your gloved hand. Because the glove was cold, the snowflake lasted a while. You could hold your hand right in front of your eyes and carefully study the frozen delight. As everyone has been told, no two snowflakes are alike. This fact was expounded in 1898 by Wilson Bentley, the first snowflake photographer, after examination of over 5000 snowflake photographs. As we shall see, this is an interesting observation; and one that would not have been predicted by the physics of freezing water. This winter has been a good one for snowflake study at Mossy Bank Park because the daily temperatures have ranged from very cold to rather mild, and during all of these temperatures, snow has fallen. Snowflakes, after all, are ice crystals, the solid phase of water. Water vapor in the atmosphere condenses around a speck of dust, a grain of pollen, or a plant or fungal spore. In subfreezing temperatures, this condensed water freezes into an ice crystal. Water, like any compound in its solid phase, has a characteristic crystallographic structure, determined by the atomic forces on the atoms comprising that compound. Ice always forms sixsided crystals. So why I said earlier it is surprising that snowflakes have so many different forms is: if such fundamental physical laws are operating in the process, why is there such variation? This question has been extensively explored by physical chemists who admit they still do not have a complete understanding. They have identified several factors at play during snowflake formation including: temperature, relative humidity, air currents, and the type of particle around which the water vapor condensed and froze. The first two of those factors are probably most important. The effect of the condensing particle seems to mainly involve how rapidly the crystal melts. Meteorologists describing snowflakes refer to them with specific terminology. A snowflake
D. Randy Weidner might appear as a plate: flat and broad. Alternatively, snowflakes may be more of a column: tall and narrow. Both plates and columns display the required sixsided form. Some plates are expanded to include sectors or dendrites, the multiple branches of a ‘typical’ snowflake. Some columns may become hollowed on the ends or grow very long and narrow, like needles. No matter what the alteration, on close examination, all the structures are six-sided. What makes the difference is the temperature and the relative humidity when the snowflake forms. Snowflakes formed in low humidity are generally simple plates, except between 15 and 29 degrees Fahrenheit, when they become columns. These columns may become hollowed or form needles in this same temperature range if the humidity increases. They also tend to be hollow columns in high humidity and temperatures below -8 degrees F. In higher humidity, simple plates become sectored and dendritic (like the classic snowflake) in temperatures between 29 and 32 degrees F, but also in temperatures between -8 and + 15 degrees F. So it is apparent that in fluctuating temperature and humidity, a wide variety of forms may be generated. These fluctuations of temperature and humidity occur with almost every individual snowflake before it ultimately falls to the ground, as air currents carry developing flakes up and down through various layers of air, each layer with its own temperature and humidity. Prove this to yourself by going out under varied conditions of temperature and humidity this winter while it is snowing. Carry a dark fabric that has acquired the surrounding outside temperature, and catch snowflakes. Look at them closely and see the endless variation of sixsided crystals, indicative of that vital compound for all life, water. (To comment or ask questions about this article go to mossybankpark. com and hit the What’s Up blog)
STEUBEN COURIER • SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
Whitetail and human feeding patterns By Oak Duke Humans and whitetails have uniquely different feeding strategies when winter comes around once again. Whitetails actually radically alter their diets when winter sets in and are equipped with a unique stomach system to do it. On the other hand, we humans feed pretty much the same whether it is winter or summer. Since deer no longer have readily available forage from green herbaceous plants, their stomach’s chemistry shifts to being able to assimilate woody browse almost exclusively. That is, they feed on living twigs and buds. Their digestive process in a way, shifts gears with each change of season. Their four-chambered alimentary system is very adaptable. In the summer the whitetail’s diet is mainly herbaceous plants and mast, in the fall along with agricultural crops if any are nearby. A deer’s available menu shifts to more mast consumption and grazing, but in the winter, it is mostly browse, augmented with fortuitous encounters with other leftovers...food sources, such as grasses at a spring seep, a little grain at a bird feeder, an old, overlooked wrinkled apple, still clinging to its bare tree within reach. Inside each living twig’s tip is an embryonic leaf getting ready to unfold in springtime. Nutrients from each stem concentrate there. And that’s where the whitetail finds the bulk of its wintertime sustenance. The twig tip browse is a lifesaver to northern whitetails in winter. Deer prefer some varieties of trees and shrubs, a lot more than others, and sometimes its even the fancy, expensive imported ornamental shrubbery right next to the houses. Humans in the northeastern United States on the other hand, eat pretty much the same things as we do all year long. But by being inside more, almost within
Two 8 point bucks sparring in early January. Bucks fight continually, reinforcing their dominance hierarchy in the bachelor group. arm’s reach of the refrigerator, and a supply of food, we tend to consume quantitatively more than usual, especially during the holiday season. In other words, many people who live in areas with real winters, in contrast to deer, gain weight through the winter. To make it through a long winter, it is important for whitetails to have built up their fat reserves during summer and autumn to sustain them through the lean winter months. Of course humans are usually the opposite, and are generally lighter in weight in the active times of the year. Tragically, deer fed dried herbaceous plants and grasses, like hay during the winter by well-meaning people, have been known to, in a way “starve” because their stomach’s chemistry is not able to quickly change from browse back to a herbaceous fare. It takes a while for the whitetail’s rumen or stomach chemistry to shift into the new cuisine. People and whitetail deer are alike in that they both “down shift” in winter, and most become less active. Many humans say, and follow through with the notion, “It’s too cold to go outside.” One would think at first glance that deer don’t have an “inside” or an “outside” always being in the woods, in the outdoors. But in fact they do, and are not too different from humans in this aspect. Whitetails in northern areas of the Adirondacks and the Upper
part of Michigan head for preferred wintering areas or “yards” as the snows build up. Often it is adjacent to or in a coniferous stand, whether pine, cedar, or hemlock. Incidentally, whitetails seem to especially enjoy eating hemlock (Tsuga canadensis.) (And our hemlock is no relation and not the same thing at all as the poison hemlock of Socrates.) In more southern areas, such as Western NY and Central Pennsylvania, whitetails do not technically “yard.” However, they often head for the thick conifers for bedding and browsing areas. Our Eastern hemlock and the Greek hemlock have nothing in common, except that they are both plants and unfortunately and confusingly have the same name. The temperature, not to mention the wind chill, in a thick stand of pine or hemlock trees may be as much as 10 to 15 degrees warmer on a cold, sunny day than temperature “outside” in a nearby windswept field. So, deer do head “inside” in the winter, just like we do. And by becoming less active, less food is burnt in the internal metabolic kiln, be it whitetail or human. But
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SPORTS & LOCAL
Bath vs. Wellsville
LOCAL ROUNDUP Panthers sink Redskins, 93-79
CANISTEO-GREENWOOD — Campbell-Savona swam to a victory over Canisteo-Greenwood on Thursday 93-79. The Panthers team of Derrick Goll, Caine Taft, Colie Smith and Mark Eaton won the 200 medley relay in 1:52.55, which was a school record for Campbell-Savona. Goll, Jacob Sullivan, Taft and Eaton recorded a win in the 200 free relay in 1:38.67. Eaton also picked up an individual win in the diving portion with a score of 241.45. Taft swam to a victory in the 50 freestyle in 24.45. Dominick Reed won the 200 freestyle in 2:14.14 for the Panthers. Ben Feldman posted a win in the 500 freestyle in 6:08.85 for Campbell-Savona. Aiden Steffey was a double winner for CanisteoGreenwood in the 100 butterfly (1:03.60) and the 200 yard individual medley (2:36.64). Westin Perry was also a double winner for the Redskins with a win in the 100 freestyle (56.86) and the 100 backstroke (1:03.39).
Prattsburgh 80, Bradford 56
BRADFORD — Garrett Socola had 28 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as Prattsburgh defeated Bradford 80-56 on Wednesday. The Braves jumped out to a 17-15 lead over Prattsburgh after one quarter. The Vikings then outscored Bradford 26-10 in the second quarter, with Socola providing 11 points and teammate Mason Putnam chipped in nine of his 22 points. Nick Bailey led Bradford with 13 points.
Rams sink Wayland-Cohocton
WAYLAND-COHOCTON — Bath swam to a 93-90 victory over Wayland-Cohocton on Wednesday. Wayland-Cohocton took home a first place finish in the first two events. Kyle Allen, Ben Wilkinson, Andrew Gleason and Gregory Schwab won the 200 medley relay in 1:56.35 for the Eagles. Schwab swam to a first place finish in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.80, as well as the 100 freestyle in 53:17. Gleason won the 500 freestyle in 5:50.01 for Wayland-Cohocton. Zach Roberts and Tyler Smith were both individual double winners for the Rams. Smith won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.57 and the 50 freestyle in 24:17. Roberts recorded individual wins in the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.61 and the 200 individual medley in 2:22.71. Roberts was also part of the Rams 200 freestyle relay team of Liam Narby, Nate Burch and Nate Smith with a time of 1:40.93. “Our guys were tired because we’ve had so many meets the past week, but they swam really well today and posted good times,” Bath head coach Dan Easterbrook said. Bath improved its record to 7-7 with the win.
Wellsville 45, Bath 18 BATH — Wellsville recorded a 45-18 win over Bath on Wednesday. The Lions posted the first five wins of the meet. Bryce Beckwith recorded a pin fall victory at 120, Chet Robbins won at 126 via pin fall, Blake Beckwith won by technical fall at 132 and Carter Brandes won a 10-0 major decision at 138. Brody Brotz picked up Bath’s lone win at 195 with a pin of Travis Middaugh. Addison 43, Campbell-Savona 23 CAMPBELL-SAVONA — Addison earned a 4323 win on the mats against Campbell- Savona on Wednesday. Anthony Steward picked up a win at 126 with a pin fall victory over Jon Holmes at the 3:41 mark. Jacob Miller (132) and Colby Jones (138) each posted major decision wins for the Knights. Dalton Elliot (152), Dakota Thomas (160) and Cyrano Buca (170) won by pin fall for CampbellSavona.
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Wellsville’s stat book was a study in balance Monday night, as five Lions finished with seven points or more in a 60-36 rout of visiting BathHaverling. “I have to give Bath credit, they did a great job of not giving up,” said Wellsville coach Raymie Auman. “We had a pretty good first quarter defensively. You give up six points in a first quarter, that’s a pretty good defensive effort. But then we gave up 17. That’s pretty disappointing, but our kids responded well and we did come out strong and have a good third quarter.” Pictured are Bath players. Above | Ethan Buckley. Top right | Tyler Brzezinski. Right | Logan Strong.
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Yearlong internal analysis
Sheriff plans office study Submitted A yearlong internal analysis is set to take place within the Steuben County Sheriff ’s Department, according to county Sheriff Jim Allard. Allard, who was elected to his first term in office November, told the county Legislature’s Public Safety Committee this week the study will look at the strengths of his office as well as highlight ways to improve it. The study will be conducted by county Undersheriff John McNelis, Allard told the committee. McNelis began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a county Sheriff ’s corrections officer, and after a brief period as a Hornell City police officer, spent most of his career as a state troop-
er, including work in the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations. He rejoined ALLARD the county department Jan. 1 “John brings an independent look at the agency and will focus on best practices, task analysis and work flow,” Allard said. The final report will be presented to the committee, with recommendations, at the end of the year, Allard said. Marking its 220th year, the Steuben Sheriff ’s Department serves county residents in law enforcement, corrections, civil, court security, school safety and navigation safety.
Bath man charged with rape Steuben Courier A Bath man was charged Wednesday with rape for allegedly having sexual intercourse and oral sex with a female under the age of 15. Leon Wolfanger, 19, of Buell Street, was charged with second degree rape, second- degree criminal sexual act, both class D felonies, and endan-
gering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Tr o o p e r said during WOLFANGER the course of the investigation being conducted from Nov. 2016 until Jan. 2017, it was discovered that Wolfanger had engaged in sexual intercourse and oral
sexual contact with a female under the age of 15 years old. Wolfanger was arraigned in Bath Village Court by Judge Chauncey Watches and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. He will reappear in Bath Village Court Wednesday to answer to the charges.
Corning wins Emmy
Corning Incorporated received an Emmy for Technology & Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award honors breakthrough innovations that materially affected television engineering. Corning received the award in the category of Pioneering Invention and Deployment of Fiber Optic Cable in Las Vegas.
IN BRIEF Police: Man, juvenile caught in stolen car AVOCA — A Campbell man was arrested Monday by State Police for allegedly operating a stolen vehicle accompanied by a runaway 15year old juvenile male following a traffic stop on State Route 415. Dillon L. Cook, 19, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, endangering the welfare of a child
and unlawful possession of marijuana. He will reappear in Avoca Town Court at a later date. The juvenile, who had been previously reported missing was being sought by the Corning City Police Department. Troopers said the juvenile was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and is being petitioned to Steuben County Probation Services. The stolen vehicle was believed to be from Catlin. Troopers were assisted in the investigation by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office and the Corning City Police Department. • Steuben Courier
Pistol Safety Courses slated
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard recently announced the Sheriff’s Office will conduct Pistol Permit Safety Courses at the Public Safety Building. The classes will be held on the third Saturday of every month, excluding May and December, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Steuben County Sheriff’s Office firearms instructors will provide information on pistol type and nomenclature, pistol safety, safe pistol handling, storage, use and New York State
law. All students will be required to successfully complete a written and practical exam at the conclusion of the course. The course will provide Steuben County residents with the required course to begin the process of applying for a pistol permit. Pistol permit applications are available at the County Clerk’s Office and will be available to purchase on the day of each class. The fee for an application is $10. The class is free of charge and reservations are required. Contact Terri Moir at 607622-3930 or moirtl@ co.steuben.ny.us for registering.
Pistol permit recertification
In accordance with the requirements of the NY SAFE act of 2013, all New York State pistol permit holders are required to recertify their permit every five years. Currently, only those pistol permit holders who were issued their permit before Jan. 15, 2013 are required to submit their recertification before Jan. 31, 2018. All others who were issued a permit after Jan. 15, 2013 will be required to submit prior to their five year anniversary date of issuance.
There are two ways to submit your recertification, online and through the mail. To submit your recertification online, follow the link https:// troopers.ny.gov/Fire arms/ and click the Online Recertification link. If you do not wish to recertify online, or are unable to, you can submit through mail with the written form for recertification. You can download the form on the website, or pick one up in person at:
• Steuben County Clerk’s Office, 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath. (607) 664-2563. Hours of operation: MondayFriday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 7007 Rumsey Street Ext., Bath. (607) 622-3911. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.5 p.m.
The recertification form asks if you wish to file a NYS FIREARMS LICENSE RECERTIFICATION - REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTION similar to the “OPT OUT” form used in 2013. We strongly suggest that if you filed the “OPT OUT” form initially in 2013 or when you were issued your pistol permit, that you complete this section again. • Submitted
Vehicle stop leads to drug arrest By Jeffery Smith Steuben Courier
ELMIRA — An erratic driver on Lake Street early Wednesday morning was pulled over by patrolmen who smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they approached. Jordan D. Jones, 25, Horseheads, was asked by police to step out of the vehicle and quickly became non-compliant and started to fight with officers. Sgt. William Solt said Jones was taken into custody and transported to the Elmira Police Department. A search of Jones revealed that he had two different types of pills on his person, police said. A search of the vehicle found a quantity of marijuana, marijuana gummy bears and more pills. Jones was charged with resisting arrest, seventh degree criminal
possession of a controlled substance, third degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourthdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police command center received a call at about 2:15 a.m. of an erratic driver traveling east on West Water St., near Hoffman St. The caller followed the vehicle to Clemens Center Parkway. Jones was arraigned in Elmira City Court and sent to the Chemung County Jail. He will reappear in Elmira City Court at a later date to answer to the charges. Solt sad the investigation into this incident will continue. The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at 737-5626, or the tip line at (607)-271HALT.
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