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Routes to Art was the winner of the 2009 Tourism of Excellence Award in Cultural Heritage form the New York State Travel and Vacation Association. This year, a participant exhibition preview will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19 at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University when participating artists will showcase work in one place so people can determine which artists they would like to visit during the May Routes to Art. The exhibit is free. (A few example artists’ work above from left to right: Anne Mormile, Robin Zefers Clark, Dawn Lombardi, and Carl Margeson.) (See Story Page 9) 36 Washington St. • 699-4455 Every Monday @ 9pm MAD, MAD MONDAYS Live Music w/ Rev. Jack Darvaset
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CUTCO of Olean is coming back, featuring a chef at various times during the weekend. “They will use their knives to demonstrate how to make everyday meals at your house, as well as fancy dinners.
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Fracking Amendment County Planning Board Discusses Comprehensive Plan
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Don’t let the temporary drop in temperatures deter you from attending the Greater Olean Area Home Show, to take place from Friday April 13th to Sunday, April 15th at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, located just across the street from Bradner Stadium on Route 417. Hours for the show are from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, 10-6 on Saturday, and 10-4 on Sunday. There will be plenty of products on hand to get you in the mood for home and garden renovation projects, according to the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, which is once again sponsoring the annual show. At the Chamber, Meme Yanetsko says, “It looks like we are sold out. Last year, we did not sell out the show.” Expect to find a good variety of vendors. Yanetsko notes, “There
An amendment to the Town of Ellicottville’s comprehensive plan concerning hydraulic fracturing came before the Cattaraugus County Planning Board at its March 29th meeting in Little Valley. The County Planning Board recommended approval of the changes requested by the town. When contacted after the meeting, Town Supervisor John Burrell said a public hearing on the amendment will soon be scheduled, with a date for the hearing probably to be set at the April 18th meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board, at 6 p.m. The hearing itself will probably take place in May. Burrell said in many ways, the amendment reflects the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s draft environmental impact study (DEIS). He said, “What it (amending the town’s comprehensive plan) means for us is that no one will be able to
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To the best of his knowledge, Town Supervisor John Burrell said no one has come forward expressing interest in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Town of Ellicottville. do any hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Town of Ellicottville without coming to us. In other words, if somebody goes to D-E-C for a permit, that will trigger them having to come to the Planning Board in Ellicottville, so we will be fully aware of what’s going on.” The amendment is an update to the town’s master plan. Burrell also stated that you cannot ban something like fracking that the D-E-C does not allow you to ban. He notes that the Town of Dryden, in Central New York, has enacted such a ban that See COUNTY page 9
Great Valley Fireman’s Regatta May 4-6, 2012 Is Officially Sold Out!!!
Easter Candy Sale Fundraiser
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10th Annual “Helping Us Help Others” Project with Local Roots Helps Local Families
Centurion Cycling Comes to Ellicottville ... Cont. Pg. 7
By Sharon Turano, Freelance Writer The event series has found its way into Ellicottville, which will host a race Aug. 17 to 19. “Arriving here is like driving into a greeting card,” reports Centurion’s website for the Ellicottville event. The events have drawn crowds since they began in 2010. In its first year, Centurion Canada (The Blue Mountains, Ontario), drew 1,400 participants, he said, adding there were 3,400 last year and 5,000 are expected this year.
The fundraiser, titled the “Helping Us Help Others” Easter Candy sale, got its first start 10 years ago. Each year, the Olson family sells homemade chocolate and other Easter treats. Proceeds from the sales of the chocolates go to benefit a family in need in the area, and this year, the proceeds from sales will go to benefit several families. The family uses Mercken’s chocolate, then from there, takes their various candy molds and proceeds to create the Easter treats. Olson said that creating the sweet treats takes anywhere from 4 to 5 hours a night.
By Janae Butler Gannon University
The fundraiser, titled the “Helping Us Help Others” Easter Candy sale, got its first start 10 years ago. This Easter will mark the end of Each year, the Olson family sells another successful fundraising event homemade chocolate and other Easter put on by a local family in Ellicottville. treats. Proceeds from the sales of the
chocolates go to benefit a family in need in the area, and this year, the proceeds from sales will go to benefit several families. Diana Olson, one of the Olson family members in charge of the annual fundraiser, said the chocolates are reasonably priced and measured by weight. The products they have available include individual chocolates, chocolate-covered pretzels, individual Easter baskets for all ages and more. For an extra fee, Olson also said that the Easter bunny can be made available to families and various locations. The family uses Mercken’s chocolate, then from there, takes their various candy molds and proceeds to create the Easter treats. Olson said that creating the sweet treats takes anywhere from 4 to 5 hours a night. “On the weekends, it’s an all-day process,” she said. “Not only do we have to mold all the chocolate, but then we have to label and package everything too. It’s a long process.” See EASTER page 9
Olean Home and Garden Show: April 13, 2012, Olean, NY
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Publisher’s Word “Foodfest”
When it comes to the Easter holiday, my family’s not very calorie-cautious. Not that I mind. When one grows up in a traditional Italian-American household, one comes to expect occasional bouts of heavy cooking and chowing. Like every Sunday … The fam was truly at their finest during last week’s long (and wonderfully warm) Easter weekend. The Caprino clan starts with a 2pm ham dinner on Good Friday. A “snack” if you will, complete with unimaginable portions of everything else under the sun, like stuffed artichokes, ham, veggies galore and wonderfully warm bread complete with dipping oil. All the extras are fine with me – ever since “Charlotte’s Web” came out, I haven’t been able to partake of any part of
Wilbur (that’s some pig, you know). And we shan’t forget Aunt Pina’s epic wastedi for dessert – it’s like homemade fried dough with a “pinch” of sugar - incredible. I forced myself to take a tiny bite … or two. Friday’s festival of food simply set the stage for the rest of weekend, which was constant and shamefully delicious, all the way to Sunday. And would you believe the ol’ Easter Bunny still manages to find me? (That’s some rabbit, you know). So, dear readers, get your lawn and gardening chores done early this weekend, because you have a lot of less arduous options to exercise. And keep your fingers crossed for beautiful spring weather! Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer
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Summer Music Festival Kicking Off Summer the Right Way on June 29 - July 1
in Ellicottville! The Summer Music Festival promises to have you kicking off summer the right way with this weekend packed full of musical performances with everything from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to a performance by a National Recording artist.... all outdoors on the slopes of Holiday Valley. Again this year, with the addition of the Friday night concert, there will literally be something for everyone, Start off the Summer touring including families, the over-40 season with a signature event crowd and even younger, edgier
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The Lions Journey For Sight Walk. This Walk is a District 20N – wide Lions Clubs event hosted by the Lions Clubs of Cattaraugus County. All proceeds from the event will be divided between the Lions Clubs of Cattaraugus County and each club has chosen a beneficiary for their proceeds. The Salamanca Lions Club’s beneficiary is the Salamanca Youth Center. At this time, the Salamanca Lions Club is requesting a donation to help with this event. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Your business can become an event sponsor by contributing $150.00 in monies, food or services. With this sponsorship your business name will be advertised on the t-shirts for the walk. If any of your employees would like to participate in the walk, Please post this r information. The date of the event will be Saturday, May 5, 2012. The location is the Allegheny River Trail (near St. Bonaventure University, Registration is 10 AM, the walk begins at 11 AM. We are enclosing forms for pledges, sponsorships and registration/t – shirts orders. Please attach check or money order made out to District 29N Journey For Sight and mail to District 20N Journey For Sight, 57 Fieldstone Drive, Grand Island, NY 14072-1105 Thank You in advance for your participation in the Walk. Yours in Lions Service Marge Kinney, President Salamanca Lions Club
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Sen. C. Young Announces Additional School Aid In 2012-13 Budget
ALBANY – Schools in the 57th Senate District will be boosted with increases totaling nearly $22.2 million, or an average 4.37 percent, in additional aid from the state, announced Senator Catharine Young, (R,C,I-Olean). Statewide, total education aid is increased by $805 million over last year in the state budget. The 45 schools in the 57th Senate District, which includes all of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and half of Livingston counties, will receive more than half a billion dollars, totaling $530,802,964 in state assistance. Operating aid was raised by about $14.5 million, or almost 4 percent. When operating aid is combined with expense-driven aids such as transportation and BOCES costs, the number exceeds more than $22 million in extra funding. These local final budget numbers are nearly $6 million more than what the Governor proposed in his original budget plan in January.
The budget agreement prompted the New York State School Boards Association to a issue a statement that said “Governor Cuomo and the state Legislature earn straight As for a school funding increase, an on-time state budget and twoyear predictability.” Senator Young said, “We advocated hard for our rural districts, and as a result, 71 percent of the school aid increase goes to high needs districts. High needs rural districts received the highest increase per pupil, with an average $472.90. “The final budget plan followed the recommendations by the Senate, which directed more of the additional aid to rural, poor and high needs districts than any of the competing proposals from the Governor or Assembly Majority. We also achieved the top priority of educators to redirect $200 million of the Governor’s challenge grants to more direct aid,” Senator Young said. “My biggest priority was to help
our rural schools. Last year, I joined with several other upstate Senators to write the Governor, asking for more consideration for rural schools. I am glad that he listened,” she said. “It has been a challenging year, especially since the state had to solve a $2 billion budget deficit. But education is a priority, and that is why we increased school aid,” she said. “I work hard to be accessible to my district and listen, so I have met repeatedly with teachers, school boards, superintendents and parents during this budget process. While we always want even more aid for education, this budget is a step forward in the right direction,” she said. “Some of our schools still may face difficult choices because of factors such as declining enrollments and the loss of temporary federal stimulus dollars. I will continue to push for creative solutions to help, including passing legislation to establish regional high schools or allowing for more sharing of services,” Senator Young said.
Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society inducts 10 new students The International Honor Society for Professional Counseling, Chi Sigma Iota, has inducted 10 new members from St. Bonaventure University. Established in 1985 at the Ohio University, the international honor society is directed toward students, professional counselors and counselor educators. For students to be eligible they must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in a graduate-level counseling program. Dr. Mary O. Adekson, associate professor of counselor
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By Kaitlin Lindahl, ’12 ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., March 29, 2012 — Dr. Charles Walker will get to do something Monday most people will never have the opportunity to do — present at the United Nations in New York City. Walker, a professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University, was chosen to take part in the U.N.’s discussion titled “Happiness & Wellbeing: Defining a New Economic Paradigm.” Well known for his research in measuring happiness in students and teaching happiness literacy, Walker said he received the opportunity via email. At first, the email, coming from the prime minister of Bhutan, didn’t seem legitimate to Walker. He thought it might be
a friend pranking him or, more menacingly, a computer virus. But when he opened it, he knew at once he wasn’t being fooled. “(There was) a very serious letter that addressed me personally,” Walker said. “I had to begin to take it seriously.” From then on, Walker began exchanging emails with Bhutan’s embassy in New York City. Walker believes he was called to do the presentation because of his website, www. wellbeingincollege.org. “I think they found me because of the website,” Walker said. “It’s a website on psychological being and wellbeing. It’s being used by people all over the world.” Walker said he tracks his website’s progress using Google analytics to see what pages are being frequented and by what areas of the world. “I noticed a while ago there were people from Bhutan using my website regularly,” Walker said. “They probably liked what they saw and it helped out with what they were doing.” And what they are doing in Bhutan, according to Walker, is generating a focus on balance, revolution and “radical socialism.” “What they are importing to the world now is nothing short
of cultural revolution,” Walker A said. “And that’s going to be Y their export to the world.” a Walker said that any big s decisions Bhutan has to make, 1 they will be in reference to the L nation’s happiness — how it will affect them positively and C negatively. They hope the rest ( of the world will catch on with t their revolution. S “They’re hoping they’re going to plant the seeds of change,” “ Walker said. t “Scholars, economists, heads “ of state will meet on April 2 o … translate it into an idea, to a m policy, and to propose variations s of it so a year from now, i countries can take parts of it (to r use).” b Walker believes that his role p in this discussion will be to i share his research and tools he T has utilized to measure others’C happiness. “(I’m) trying to create a higher C level of literacy … about what n happiness is and how they can m assess it and know whether or b not they’re achieving it,” Walker o said. “My focus is mostly t going to be on educational t environments.” m Walker summed up his emotion g about the chance to speak at the p U.N. with a simple question: s “Can there be anything better a than feeling like you contributed w to improving the world?” a C
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Sen. C. Young Announces Grant For Chautauqua Lake Cleanup Efforts
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced today that she has secured $50,000 in the 201213 state budget for Chautauqua Lake cleanup efforts. The grant will be allocated to the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) for weed control under the invasive species program, Senator Young said. CLA officials said they are “all smiles” after Senator Young telephoned them with the news. “This grant will bring us back to our 2008 funding level, which is most gratifying in terms of state support. Senator Young worked incredibly hard to get this restored, and we’ve been blessed by the support of a variety of parties who have a long, lasting interest in Chautauqua Lake. This was wonderful news,” said CLA President Chris Yates. CLA Vice President Doug Conroe agreed. “There’s no other entity that does maintenance on the lake besides the CLA. There’s an overabundance of plant growth that needs to be dealt with, and that is through the harvesting method. This funding will go along way to help with the problems the lake is facing. The senator is a fabulous supporter and she’s worked hard to do what she can. We’re very appreciative – all smiles,” Mr. Conroe said. Senator Young said combating Chautauqua Lake weeds was one of many priorities she established for her district during the budget negotiations, especially since she served on the environmental conservation conference committee that hammered out spending plan details.
“I fought hard to have these funds lined out in this year’s budget, and it is a victory that will help our local economy. Our small businesses and residents depend on having a healthy Chautauqua Lake because it brings so many revenues to our region, especially as a top summertime attraction,” she said. “Over decades, my predecessors Senators Jess Present and Patricia McGee, and I were able to obtain this annual grant for the CLA, but it was eliminated in 2009 and 2010 when New York City politicians took control over all of state government after Republicans lost the Senate Majority. Governor Paterson and the Senate Democrats diverted money that historically went to upstate projects into the downstate region,” Senator Young said. “Now that we are back in the Majority, we are bringing regional balance back to state government. We are working with Governor Cuomo to fix the damage to the economy that was created during that two year period, and we are making tremendous progress. Now, for the second year in a row, we have an on-time budget that reduces overall spending, stops tax hikes and promotes initiatives that create private sector jobs,” she said. Restoring the funds last year was impossible because the state was grappling with a $10 billion deficit, but she was determined to get positive results this year because of lake conditions, according to Senator Young. “It was a tough season last summer for Chautauqua Lake
because the weed problem was particularly bad due to dry, hot weather, plus lack of resources. The CLA board and staff, and volunteers from Cummins Engine worked hard to address the challenges, and they did a yeoman’s job,” she said. “Cummins really stepped up to the plate by donating $15,000 that funded the operation of CLA’s truck, barge and harvesting equipment. They also encouraged their employees to work four-hour shifts to clean 44 miles of lake shoreline. “Incredibly, by everyone pulling together, the CLA still was able to harvest over 3,700 tons of nuisance weeds,” she said. Senator Young said that she and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell have been working with Chautauqua County officials and the CLA since last fall to establish a lake cleanup work participation program to teach welfare recipients job skills so they can become self sufficient. She credited Assemblyman Goodell as a driving force behind the initiative, and said she is happy that County Executive Greg Edwards and social services staff are working to make the program effective. “I am thrilled that Senator Young could obtain this financial commitment that I wholeheartedly support to help out our lake association. The lake is such a valuable resource for our county and region. It is important that we work together with county government, private residents and the CLA to ensure that the lake remains healthy and in great condition,” Assemblyman Goodell said.
2012 Challenge-24 SBU Hosts Challenge-24 Mathematics Contest
The 2012 Challenge-24 Mathematics Contest was held on Saturday, March 17, at St. Bonaventure University. The contest, hosted each year by the Department of Mathematics, was directed by Dr. Doug Cashing. There were 61 students from 12 schools that attended this year. The participating schools were: Austin Area Schools, Cuba Elementary, Cuba-Rushford Middle School, Franklinville, Friendship, Hinsdale, two Olean elementary schools (Boardmanville and East View), Olean Middle School, Otto-Eldred Elementary School, Otto-Eldred Middle School, and The Learning Center in Bradford. Challenge-24 is a game in which contestants are presented with four numbers
between one and nine. The object is to combine the numbers, using each number exactly once, to produce an answer of 24. Any of the standard arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) may be used as needed, perhaps more than once, to get the result. Medals were awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place students at each grade. They were: 3rd grade: First Place: Caden Granger (Cuba Elementary) Second Place: Joseph Magro (Boardmanville) Third Place: Claire Benham (Cuba Elementary) 4th grade: First Place: Averi Saulter (Cuba Elementary) Second
Place: Quinn Forrest (Boardmanville) Third Place: Lindsey Wind (Boardmanville) 5th grade: First Place: Sara Pfeiffer (East View) Second Place: Brian Ramarge (East View) Third Place: Bianna Painter (East View) 6th grade: First Place: Joe Copella (Olean Middle) Second Place: Natalie Sova (Olean Middle) Third Place: Alyssa Ramarge (Olean Middle) 7th grade: First Place: McKenzie Crandall (CubaRushford) Second Place: Darian Sherlock (CubaRushford) Third Place: Rachel Wolfe (Otto-Eldred) For more about the 24 Game and St. Bonaventure’s Challenge 24 Competition, please visit www. sbu.edu/challenge24.
Are You Ready to Rumble? Red & Gold Rumble Tickets Now Available for April 21st Event
OLEAN – Tickets are now available for the First Red and Gold Rumble, April 21, 2012. This international boxing match featuring USAsanctioned boxers will be held at the Olean High School, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean. The bouts will start at 6 PM, with doors opening at 5 PM. Tickets are $10 General Admission (bleachers open seating in balcony/in gym) and $20 Ringside (chairs on the floor of the gym closest to the ring). Tickets are available at the Olean High School Athletic Office, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 North Union Street, Olean.
This family fun event will benefit both the Olean High School Sports Boosters and Western New York Boxers. The Red & Gold Rumble’s card will feature between 12 and 15 amateur bouts with members of boxing clubs from Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Erie: St. Martin’s Boxing Club; St. John International Boxing Club; Casal Boxing, St. Catherine’s, WNY MMA, University of Buffalo Boxing Club, and the Bomb Squad. This event will feature boxers from the clubs ranging in ages from 11 to 24 years old. Many of the boxers have won state and national amateur titles. This event is being coordinated
and assisted by OHS students in Mrs. Chris Stavish’s Sports & Entertainment Marketing class. The students have developed the event budget, poster design, ticket creation, event shirts, floor layout and will work the event. Sponsors that have signed onto the event include: Olean Medical Group, the Olean Permanent FireFighters Association, Brown Chiari, Stavish’s Parkwood Tavern, A Jason Clemons Salon, Enchanted Mountain Martial Arts Academy; Both, Branch & Hendrix. For more information on the Rumble, please contact Meme Yanetsko at 716-3724433 or by email to meme@ oleanny.com.
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The Cattaraugus County Arts Council, located right on Allegany’s Main Street, has a full week of fun and educational classes. Classes for Grades K -1 are listed below. April 10 | Blown Watercolor Art with Kelly Williams Experience the art of watercolors with a twist! Kids will enjoy using their breath to move watercolor paint around the paper to create beautiful and colorful abstract art! $20.00 April 12 | Ceramic Basics with Chanda Glendinning Discover the basics of hand-built ceramics as you learn different construction techniques. A great introduction to working with clay. $20.00 April 13 | Painting with Shape and Color with Courtney Blackmon Explore color and shape in this fun and educational abstract painting class. Students will experiment with materials and learn a tape resist method to create a modern and expressive work of art. $20.00
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Centurion Cycling Finds Its Way to Ellicottville By Sharon Turano Freelance Writer
Founder Graham Fraser realized something was missing in the cycling world when he left behind the Ironman franchise he helped build across North American from 1999-2008. “There were no grand scale events in the cycling world for amateurs,” said Tim Hyland, who is race director for Centurion Cycling, adding “Graham envisioned a way to combine the high level of production of Ironman events with a festive atmosphere for cycling enthusiasts and recreational riders.” The event series has found its way into Ellicottville, which will host a race Aug. 17 to 19. “Arriving here is like driving into a greeting card,” reports Centurion’s website for the Ellicottville event. Once here, cyclists in the event will be able to share in the race’s philosophy of choosing whether to race or ride in a “grand scale” event, while also choosing if they want to ride to benefit a
charity in the community. In fact, said Hyland, Fraser starting working on sporting events 25 to 30 years ago in Ontario, developing and managing the Subaru Triathlon Series. Hyland said Fraser saw an opportunity to take an athletic experience and “transpose it” into the cycling world that may have only existed previously for professionals in sanctioned events that limited participants to a select few. “There’s something for everybody,” said Hyland about Centurion. Participants can choose distances, age groups, and in which pace corral to start. They can race, or simply go for a ride to enjoy the scenery in an event that is complete with law enforcement for traffic control, is timed and professionally organized. “It’s the marathon of cycling,” said Hyland, adding some just seek to finish the ride while others race for top finishes. A video of Fraser discussing the event said it is an all-inclusive event that provides an amateur crowd the chance to participate
in an event that looks like the Tour De France in a simulated big production. The events have drawn crowds since they began in 2010. In its first year, Centurion Canada (The Blue Mountains, Ontario), drew 1,400 participants, he said, adding there were 3,400 last year and 5,000 are expected this year. The 2012 Centurion Cycling series includes events in June, July, Ellicottville’s August race and another in September. “It’s a pretty significant jump,” Hyland said about the number of participants, adding organizers are trying to replicate last year’s success. “It’s abundantly clear people are pretty hungry for (such an event),” he said. Not only will cyclists benefit, but, Hyland said, the event’s organizers want it to be “a catalyst for good” by offering charities a chance to raise money at the races. Hyland said we put so much time and energy into planning the events, we also want to do something good for a community as a result, that’s what we’re about.
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Up Close & Personal Francis Morton - Still Riding High at 82
Pulling into the campground in Arcadia Florida, Francis gives a wave after the 75 mile trip from Naples
By John Thomas Staff Writer Francis Morton is not one to let life pass her by. At 82 years old she is not afraid of challenges or trying something new. On her annual winter visit to her daughter and son-in-law in Naples Florida she was given a chance to ride on the back of a motorcycle. She accepted without giving it a second thought. But this wasn’t exactly a run around the block. Each weekend while she is in Florida, Francis, her daughter Brenda, and her husband Jim Hare travel to a campground in Arcadia FL. On most weekend Francis travels by car, but this weekend was special. A friend of Brenda’s and Jim’s had been injured in a
motorcycle crash, and several friends were planning a fund raiser at the campground in Arcadia. In an effort to make the weekend special, Jim offered to have Francis ride on the back of his bike for the 85 mile trip from Naples to the campground. Looking back Francis is remarkably blasé about the decision, “I needed to get there, so I rode on the bike.” In fact Jim’s bike is quite safe. He has trouble balancing a two wheeled cycle, so he rides a large motorcycle with three wheels. Joining the group was Patty, Brenda’s Lemon Beagle, who rode in a dog carrier on a wagon towed behind Jim’s bike. So with Brenda on her bike, Francis in the back seat of Jim’s bike, and Patty bringing up the rear in his carrier they set out.
“He loves riding there,” Francis assures me. They must have made quite a sight traveling North on I-75. A three wheeled hog with an aging driver, an even older women in the back, a dog in the wagon, and Brenda on her motorcycle riding wing man. It wasn’t exactly Easy Rider, but they must have turned a head or two. “I was very comfortable”, Francis says of the trip. “It was very relaxing,” she adds. Although in Florida helmets are not mandatory, she wisely chose to wear one. “Jim kept asking me if I was asleep. I would put my head down on his back to keep the helmet from blowing off.” The trip took an hour and a half, and upon arrival the group was greeted by a throng of people assembled at the campground for the fund raiser. Francis was greeted with a cheer of excitement and a round of applause when they pulled in. “They didn’t think I could get off (the bike), but they were doing something and I just hopped off.” The fund raiser was a success, raising about $2,000 for the injured rider. This life long Ellicottville resident is now back in town for the Summer. She’ll spend her time volunteering at the United Church, putting jig-saw puzzles together, and tending to her garden. Next Winter she’ll return to Florida to stay with Brenda and Jim. Asked if she would ride a motorcycle again, she responds without a thought, “Sure!” Easy rider indeed.
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Martin was not to blame. He was simply walking to his Fathers house armed with nothing more than a bag of Skittles. He was confronted and killed. The color of his skin, the clothes he was wearing and the recent history of the area where he lived all played a part in snuffing out a promising young life. George Zimmerman? He saw Trayvon as a threat. There had been a number of recent break-ins in the area and he, as neighborhood watch commander, was trying to do his part to protect the Doug Arrowsmith community. His mistakes were many. He should have stopped Somewhere, deep in those following Trayvon when told to secret and primitive parts of our do so by the police dispatcher genetic make up, lies a beast, and he shouldn’t have been an animalistic and primordial carrying a loaded gun. There creature whose very survival should never have been a depends on the ability to kill. confrontation between these two Over time and through the tragic figures. The night should passage of several stages of have ended peacefully for both evolution, we’ve managed to of them. It didn’t. cage our inner savage. When Unfortunately for both Martin confronted, however, the bars and Zimmerman the place they of those cages become bendable call or called home encourages and the beast sometimes escapes that inner beast to kill. Both men, and rages towards the surface. according to Florida’s Stand The end result is always tragic Your Ground law, could have and something that the evolved legally killed each other and “we” must always live with. To both may have been justified, for be realistic is to admit that there’s right or wrong, in doing so. The really not that much separating law says that anyone who feels us from that slouching slave to that their life may be in danger instinct that once defined our has the right to stand their species. To encourage the beast ground and kill the person they should be criminal. see as a threat. According to What happened in Florida on phone records, Trayvon believed Feb. 26 was tragic. A young man he was being stalked and felt was gunned down and another that he was facing imminent mans life was ruined. Placing danger. Zimmerman perceived blame on either accomplishes Trayvon as a threat and when a nothing. Understanding the confrontation occurred, either causes of such a tragedy must one of them may have been come first. Certainly, Trayvon justified no matter who ended
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meet off the court in a friendly environment, relationships are created, and that’s really the best part of the day,” said Dr. Paula Scraba, an associate professor in the Department of Physical Education at St. Bonaventure who organizes the annual event. This year’s keynote speaker is Andrea Montalbano, an author, coach, journalist, and a Harvard University Hall of Fame soccer athlete. Her visit is being sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Career and Professional Readiness Center. Kate Dillon Hogan, associate vice president of enrollment; Steve Watson, director of athletics; and Dr. Joe Zimmer, dean of the School of Education, are all scheduled to make welcome statements. This is a Visiting Scholars Committee-sponsored event, and is made possible with assistance from St. Bonaventure’s Athletics Department, Department of Military Science, Department
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shaping clay on a potter’s wheel or crafting stained glass during their open studio visit. She said visitors can also purchase artwork directly from “the hands that created it.” “The artists who participate in Routes to Art are always excited to share their work with the public and to engage visitors to help them understand their creative process,” she said. “Routes to Art is a fun event for art appreciators of all ages,” she said. The program began in 2008 when a small group of artists became interested in establishing an open studio tour. It has since grown, with 45 artists participating, including 13 Senecas. Routes to Art was the winner of the 2009 Tourism of Excellence Award in Cultural Heritage form the New York State Travel and Vacation Association. This year, a participant exhibition preview will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19 at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University when participating artists will showcase work in one place so people can determine which artists they would like to visit during the May Routes to Art.
Cattaraugus County’s Arts nCouncil has some upcoming devents planned for both those who prefer to view the artwork oof others or those who would rather produce their own pieces. The annual Routes to Art is a self-guided open studio tour that rwill be held from 10 a.m. to 5 np.m. May 19 and 20. “Artists will open their homes, studios and businesses nto welcome visitors and present artwork in a wide variety of dmediums,” reports Heather eCarroll of the arts council. e“There is truly something for eeveryone on this tour,” she said rabout the fifth annual Routes to dArt that she said will feature 45 ? artists throughout Cattaraugus eCounty and the Seneca Nation aof Indians. o “It’s a fantastic way to explore eour region and to catch a glimpse sof the inner-workings of the tart world,” she said, adding evisitors can witness artists at work applying paint to canvas, s a instead of out in the parking lot g where people may not see it. CUTCO of Olean is coming d back, featuring a chef at various . Cont. From Cover times during the weekend. s “They will use their knives e to demonstrate how to make k are lots of home improvement everyday meals at your house, d (vendors), some gardening as well as fancy dinners. Home eand landscaping, and then Depot is also introducing two your services-oriented vendors demonstrations, one on Saturday ,like banks for loans and for the kids, where they can tfinancing, as well as real estate create little things like a race (representatives) so you can car or a birdfeeder. “On Sunday, You can Home Depot returns for an adult dbuy into a home.” visit about 84 vendors, some workshop, which will explain y of which take up two or three how to tile a floor yourself.” e of the 110 available booths. Anyone willing to man the Owl Homes of Allegany will ticket booth or information once again display one of their booth is invited to volunteer, as custom-built homes outside of some volunteers are still needed the Recreation Center building. for various times on Saturday Yanetsko notes it’s being moved and Sunday. closer to the Recreation Center, The annual show is the main
Cont. From Cover has held up in court and which is currently being appealed. To the best of his knowledge, Burrell said no one has come forward expressing interest in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Town of Ellicottville. He notes that because of the drilling taking place, especially in Pennsylvania, the price of natural gas has fallen considerably. So drilling has slowed, “Since it is
Cont. From Cover The first year for the fundraiser was done by Olson and her family while she was in college after going on a service trip. Each year from then on, money has been donated to various families in the community. The amount of money raised varies from year to year, but last year’s raised proceeds were the highest with a total of $3,000, split between St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and a local family whose 18 year-old daughter had been diagnosed with cancer. The family had a benefit to raise money, but needed extra help with hospital bills, which is where Olson and her family came in.
The exhibit is free. Brochures of participating artists on the route are available at the arts council office, 100 W. Main St., Allegany, at area businesses, or by requesting one via e-mail at info@ myartscouncil.net. A brochure can also be requested by calling 372-7455. Brochures are being distributed as far away as Pittsburgh, Rochester, Erie and Buffalo. Brochures detail each artist and provide maps to help visitors on their tour. More information about the tour, including full artist biographies, images, maps and more can also be found by visiting routestoart.com. For those who prefer to learn to produce their own art, a Glass Mosaic class is also being offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 26 at the arts council in Allegany. Instructor Courtney Blackmon will teach participants how to create their own glass mosaic by cutting out and arranging pieces of colored glass they can take home. The class costs $40 for arts council members and $45 for non-members. For information or registration, call 372-7455. fundraiser for the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. Yanetsko says it is really the only event that is a fundraiser for the Chamber itself. “It more or less helps us out with the operating budget for the rest of the year. So it’s been a good producer for drawing business to the vendors, and is a nice helper for us as our major fundraiser.” About 80 percent of the vendors are Chamber members, with others coming from other places like Jamestown. Last year’s show attracted about 4700 visitors, which has been constant for the last few years. Admission to the Greater Olean Area Home Show is $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. A list of vendors will be posted on-line at “www.oleanny. com.”
not as profitable to produce it (natural gas) anymore.” In other action, the County Planning Board approved a request from the City of Olean to assume Lead Agency Status for the planned reconstruction of a badly-worn section of East State Street (Route 417). The goal is to make it a smoother ride for travelers driving through the east side of town. Senior Civil Engineer David Crandall says right now, plans and contract documents are being prepared before going out to bid. The actual work is to begin this summer on a half-mile portion of East State between Front and
King Streets. A detour will be set up along Seneca Street while the work progresses. Crandall notes,” The work should start in June and continue through the construction season, and may even go into next year.” In addition to new pavement, the project will include installation of a new water line and storm sewer, new sidewalks, curbing, and gutters. The County Planning Board set July 25th as the date for its annual meeting, which typically includes food, a speaker, and a leadership award. A location for the meeting and selection of a speaker has yet to be determined.
Olson said that she and the other members of her family in charge of the fundraiser, including her mother Nancy Olson and her aunt Winnie Foster, go about several means to determine the families that will be receiving their donations. “Sometimes, we know the families personally, or someone will tell us about them,” she said. “It also helps for us to sometimes look in the local paper for any upcoming benefits or anything.” Olson said that normally, families are notified that they will be receiving a donation, but this year is the first year that not every family knows that they will be beneficiaries of the fundraiser. The Olson family promotes their fundraiser by selling to local businesses, including leaving order forms on bulletin boards at local businesses, and by having stands set up in front of stores. Olson also said that
they have returning customers each year, who help by word of mouth to get the word out about their products. This year, the Olson family will be selling their Easter treats at the Save-a-Lot located in Salamanca from 9 am to 5 pm this Friday and Saturday, and weather permitting, at the Yorkshire Save-a-Lot on Saturday. Olson said that she and her family love doing the fundraiser every year. “Our family has always been big on helping people in need,” she said. “And when we’re working on making the chocolates and the baskets, we’re working together as a family and putting in a lot of labor for a good cause. It’s a great feeling.” For more information on the “Helping Us Help Others” Easter candy sale, visit their Facebook page or stop by the
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