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The People’s Paper.
Vol. 4 • No. 42 | Week of October 20, 2014
Ready, Set, VOTE!
Submitted by
Walt Pickut
More than 500 Chautauqua County citizens
will report to work at 5:00am – and many of
them will work until 9:30pm, a 16 ½ hour work
day – for the General Election on Tuesday,
November 4, to make it possible for their
fellow citizens to vote. They are called
“Voting Inspectors” and they are average citizens, too…friends, neighbors and co-workers who simply
want to make democracy’s greatest
privilege not only possible, but easy
and accurate.
Chautauqua County will op-
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Breast Cancer Awareness........ 10
Senior................................................ 12
Lifestyles................................... 13,14
Sports............................................... 15
Business.................................... 17, 18
Around Town................................. 19
COURTESY PHOTO : Tony Popielarz and Ruth Eckstrom,
Chautauqua County Election Inspector instructors.
erate 51 fully equipped and staffed voting sites
distributed across its eight geographical districts
to make voting convenient, whether a voter is in
one of the county’s major cities or in an out-of-
the-way, rural hamlet. Voters can visit for a list and map of each site and
the location assigned to each voter’s address.
On November 4th, Chautauqua County voters will elect federal officials (US Congressional
representatives), statewide officials (including the
governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general
and comptroller), state senator and assemblyperson, and Chautauqua County and municipal officials and statewide and/or local ballot proposals.
Accuracy Matters
“We start working to make the system better
and easier for the next election the minute the
polls close for the last one,” said Tony Popielarz,
a retired JCC employee and longtime Chautauqua County Election Inspector trainer. “People
want to know their vote will be counted.”
The recent introduction of computer assisted voting machines and the phasing out of
the well-known, old-style hand-cranked,
“Made in Jamestown” machines was met with
some skepticism
in 2009, according to Popielarz.
hand-counted every single vote
that first year just to back up and verify
the new machines’ performance, and
we still hand count a sample every year,” he told
a group of 2014 Inspectors at a recent training
session in Jamestown.
“The new system turned out to be as accurate
as the old, and we also eliminated a lot of steps in
the old systems that were open to human error,”
Popielarz added. The computer system is simply
a version of the standard scanner and counter
VOTE!... Page 7
Chautauqua County Restaurant Week 2014
Submitted by
Jamestown Gazette Staff
Restaurants, whether fast food or fancy, family or exclusive, are as old as civilization itself. In the ancient Roman city of
Pompeii, archaeologists have unearthed
nearly 160 of them along the main thoroughfares. They were popular places for
the life of the community and probably
quite affordable, especially since many
dwellings of the day appeared to lack
kitchens altogether.
Restaurant Week 2014, October 20 to
26, celebrates Chautauqua County’s own
restaurants and promotes many of the
county’s unique cultural scenes and traditions, according to Justin Hanft, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce
coordinator for the event. “It gives consumers the opportunity to be adventurous and try a variety of our local restaurants,” Hanft explained. Eateries that are
chamber members will offer special meals
and special pricing during the week-long
event and will also spotlight quality, locally grown foods.
Dine Often - Dine Local!
Chautauqua County’s restaurants are
a vibrant example of New York’s trends in
dining. Statewide, the restaurant industry
rang up nearly $35 billion in table and bar
tabs last year at nearly 45,000 locations employed nearly 800,000 New Yorkers.
The American restaurant culture only developed after the Civil War. In the late 1800s,
even the word “Restaurant” was considered
an exotic European import. Public eateries
were more often called coffee houses, or given
unique regional names, like oyster houses on
the seacoast. They were called “Restorators”
in Boston, “Victualing Houses” in outlying regions and “Eating Houses” in New York City.
“Our Food is Our Culture,” say Chautauqua County’s Restaurant Week organizers.
Whether dining at a restaurant with ethnic flavors and food traditions novel to the
American palate or at a “down home” style
eatery, variety is always on the menu.
“Cultural moments don’t just belong to
museums, symphonies, or landmark buildings,” say Restaurant Week planners. “They
are captured and repeated daily in the
breaking of bread among family and friends,
and the sharing of a great meal at a favorite restaurant. Our food is our culture.” In
Chautauqua County, a wide variety of food
cultures await diners whether they seek an
exotic dining adventure or the simple comforts of home style cooking, from Amish to
Chinese or family style American to Old
World Italian.
Celebrate Restaurant Week 2014. Restaurant owners who also want to take part
in the Chamber’s celebration of Restaurant
week are invited to call 366-6200 or 4841101 or email Justin Hanft, coordinator, at
[email protected]
October 20, 2014
Tribute to Hall-of-Famers,
Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)!
Submitted by
Struthers Library Theatre
Trinity Guitars
800 West 3rd St
Jamestown, NY 14701
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:30 PM
Green River will again perform their “Tribute
to Hall-of-Famers, Creedence Clearwater Revival,” on Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8 pm, at the
Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Third Ave., Warren, PA. Green River is the ultimate CCR Tribute
Show. The show is very faithful to a live CCR performance. The Green River CCR Tribute Band is
the brain child of native New Yorker, Rick Horvath
Noodles as he is affectionately known, was born to
perform this music. They have toured nationally
with Rick “Noodles” Horvath as their leader.
Green River will perform this great American
band’s many hits from the late 1960’s and early 70’s.
Get ready to groove to “Bad Moon Risin’,” “Down
On the Corner,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,”
“Green River,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,”
“Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and much more!
Feeling Stretched as a
Submitted by
Heritage Living
Senator Catherine Young (RCI-Olean)
announced today that she is endorsing
Jeffrey Piazza for Family Court Judge
in Chautauqua County for the election that will take place on Nov. 4.
“As the primary sponsor of the bill that doubled the number of Family
Court Judges in Chautauqua County from one to two, I have watched this
election very closely,” Young said. “I am thrilled that Jeff Piazza is willing
to take on this challenge and I have every confidence that Jeff will be a great
judge. Jeff has devoted 20 years of professional legal service to the children of
Chautauqua County. We need his experience, integrity and professionalism in
our courts. I enthusiastically endorse Jeffrey Piazza for Family Court Judge
on November 4th and ask the voters of Chautauqua County to join me in
supporting him in this election.”
The limited number of Family Court Judges available in Chautauqua County
and across the State has impeded cases being heard and resolved in a timely
manner. The long-sought agreement, fought for by Senator Young, helped allow
25 new judgeships in Family Court across the State, with one in Chautauqua
County, to ease the burden.
“I am honored to have the support of Senator Young in my campaign for
Family Court Judge,” said Jeff Piazza. “I know how much having a second
Family Court Judge means to the families and children of Chautauqua County.
If elected, I will perform faithfully and impartially, the duties of judicial office.”
Attorney Jeff Piazza has more than 20 years experience representing
children and families in Family Court and is a partner with the Law Firm of
Hall & Piazza in Jamestown. He is a member of the board of directors of WCA
Hospital and a member of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. He
is a past two-term board member of the Jamestown YMCA and YMCA Camp
Piazza is a life-long resident of Chautauqua County and lives with his
wife, Evelyn, son, Billy and daughter, Ally, in Kiantone. He is running to become the next Family Court Judge in Chautauqua County and is a candidate
in the general election on Nov. 4 on the Republican, Independence and
Conservative lines.
On October 16, 2014, Heritage Living
at the Mall (next to JCPenney) presented
the first session of Powerful Tools for
Caregivers. Powerful Tools for Caregivers,
is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take
care of yourself. There is still time to join
this valuable course.
As someone approaches advanced age,
or finds him- or herself with a debilitating affliction, the need for intense care
becomes necessary. Most often, it is the
family or close friends of those needing
care who step in to help. These people are
known as caregivers. In order for those to
receive the care needed, the caregiver must
also be in good physical and mental health
to help. This is where Powerful Tools for
Caregiving comes into play. This program
seeks to educate caregivers about how to:
reduce stress, improve self-confidence,
communicate well, balance life responsibilities, increase decision-making abilities,
and locate resources.
A recent attendee of the course states,
“About the time the class began, I was
about at wit’s end. The communication
tools will work toward maintaining a better
atmosphere and contribute to improved
attitudes for both of us…it will never be
easy, but it is easier than it was six weeks
Classes consist of six sessions held once
a week. Three experienced Class Leaders
are conducting the current series. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming
will help you take the “tools” you choose
and put them into action for your life.
Classes will be held at Heritage Living
at the Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Sessions are held every Thursday. Please join
us next week. For more information or to
register, please contact Melissa McKotch
at (716) 763-5608 or [email protected]
“Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” is being presented by Heritage Ministries with
support from The Office for the Aging and
the Chautauqua County Health Network.
Heritage Living at the mall is serving the
community by providing an easy-access
location for area seniors, and their families, to get answers to questions about a
senior’s evolving needs. Heritage Living is
open weekdays 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Anyone
looking for more information about the
programming available at Heritage Living
should call (716) 763-5608.
October 20, 2014
Jensen-Haglund Memorials
(716) 484-6935
[email protected]
The People’s Paper.
Publisher.....................................................Stacey Hannon
Editor................................................................. Walt Pickut
Graphic Designer / Account Executive.........Lori Byers
Graphic Designer / Layout / Web.......Wm. K. McChesney
Sports Writer......................................................... Bill Burk
Sports Writer / Intern...............................Cody Crandall
Dealer Showcase.........................................Katrina Fuller
Account Executive....................................Stacey Hannon
Circulation Manager.................................. Mark Hannon
Circulation.......................................................James Jarosz
Carolyn Wilcox................................... Fast Track to Fitness
Discriminate Diners............................. Restaurant Review
Janet Wahlberg.................................... Finding Your Family
Joanne Tanner............................................... Down to Earth
Katrina Fuller....... Life & Times of a Modern Housewife
Pastor Scott Hannon...................................... Faith Matters
Pastor Shawn Hannon.................................... Faith Matters
Vicki McGraw................................. Join Me in the Kitchen
The Political Animals
I don’t know whether you are a Republicrat or a Democran, a Dumbo, a jackass or a jackrabbit, but I bet you’re more
political than you think you are, especially of you
think you’re not.
You are a political animal if you have opinions.
Take, for instance, your opinion about the quality
of life where you live, your safety and the cost of
living. Is it the way you want it to be, the way you
decided it should be? Your opinion is at the root
of your politics.
Unfortunately, many people with political
opinions don’t, won’t or forget to vote. A consequence of that was described long ago by the ancient philosopher, Plato, who once said, “One of
the penalties for refusing to participate in politics
is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”
Of course we are modern Americans who
believe in equality and we don’t (openly) claim
to have inferiors or assign people to higher and
lower classes.
So, let’s paraphrase our old friend, Plato and say
“…you end up being governed by your neighbors.”
And maybe that’s the most important point to
consider when you are considering whether or
not to vote. The candidates are not a higher class
of people and they are not an anonymous class
of folks, either. They are, in every important way,
your neighbor.
Evaluate them that way. Vote your opinion
about them as people you can understand, people
you can relate to. And, like a good neighbor, try to
understand the shoes they walk in every day, too.
This week the Jamestown Gazette invites you
to vote for those neighbors you want…not as party animals or based on their media-hyped reputations, but based on their personal qualities, the
kind of things you care about in a real neighbor.
That takes work, though, but since you’re going to have an opinion anyway, why not make it
the right way? Here are two hints: First, listen for
who they are, not who their detractors say they
are, that’s only neighborhood gossip. Second,
watch for what they do, not what they complain
about their opponents doing, that’s only sniping.
Voting is picking your neighbors, the ones
you’ll be most comfortable partnering with to
keep your neighborhood safe and your cost of living reasonable.
Enjoy the read.
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Jamestown, New York 14702
OFFICE: 716-484-7930
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Museums • Nature Preserves
Art Galleries • Concert Halls
and Sports Arenas
1600 River Side Road • Jamestown, NY
15 W. Third Street • Jamestown, NY
Fri • Oct 24 • 7:30pm
Sat • Oct 25 • 5:00pm
Jamestown Savings
Bank Arena
319 West 3rd Street
Jamestown NY 14701
Bird Portraits
Exhibit of Steve Cagan
Nov. 14-Jan. 4
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
311 Curtis St., Jmst
Oct. 25: Basket Making 10am-3pm
Nov. 1: Owl Day 10am-3pm
Nov. 7: First Friday Lunch Bunch-11am
Nov. 8: Little Explorers-10-Noon
Nov 15: Contemplative Photography 1-3
Nov. 22: Thanksgiving with the Birds 11-3
Nov. 28: Black Friday 10am-2:30pm
67 Washington Street • Jamestown, NY
Fluvanna Fire Hall
Every Tuesday Night 7-10pm
409 Cherry Street • Jamestown, NY
Sinclairville Fire Hall
Every Wednesday Night 7pm
319 W. Third Street • Jamestown, NY
2 W. Main Street • Jamestown, NY
18 E. Second Street • Jamestown, NY
116 E. Third Street • Jamestown, NY
305 E. Fourth Street • Jamestown, NY
311 Curtis Street • Jamestown, NY
525 Falconer Street • Jamestown, NY
October 20, 2014
Nov. 1, 9am-2pm
Sponsored by Community Helping
Gateway Center, 31 Water St., Jmst
Cirk La Putyka Presents:
Slapstick Sonata
Nov. 11-7:30pm
Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
116 E. Third St., Jmst
Chautauqua County
Restaurant Week
Oct. 20-26
Falling for Nature Dinner & Auction
Fri. Oct. 24, 5:30-8:30pm
Jamestown Gateway Train Station
211 W. Second St., Jmst
Martin Road Christian Fellowship's
First Annual Craft Show
Oct. 25th, 8am-5pm
1633 Martin Rd., Jamestown
The Bigfoot Experience
2014 Chaut. Lake Bigfoot
Expedition Oct. 25 & 26 10-5
TBD, Chaut. County
TCA Toy Train Show
Sat., Nov. 15, 9am-3pm
Jamestown Gateway Train Station
211-217 West Second St., Jmst
Open House at JCC
Nov. 16
James Prendergast Library
484-7135 ext 225
For Event Days & Times visit:
Fall Festival for children "Fear Not"
Oct. 25, 2-4pm
Jamestown Christian & Missionary
Alliance Church
corner of W Third St & Lakin Ave.
Terror Within the Walls
Opens Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31 & Nov. 1
14-16 E 2nd St., Jmst.
[email protected]
Haunting at the Mall
Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov. 1, 7:3010:30pm
Chaut. Mall, 318 E. Fairmount Ave.
Lakewood, NY
3rd Annual Town of Terror
Fridays & Saturdays in October
The Children's Safety Education
Village, 2695 Rt 394, Ashville NY
Fenton History Center
67 Washington St., Jmst
Christmas Craft Bazaar
Sat., Nov. 1, 10-4pm
Findley Lake Fire Hall
Holiday Shopping
in Amish Country
Nov. 15, 9:30am-4:30pm
SUNY Fredonia 716-673-3177
2014 Holiday on the Hill
Fri., Nov. 21, 4-8pm
Sat & Sun, Nov. 22-23, 10-4
Girl Scouts Council Office
2661 Horton Rd., Jmst
'Tis the Season Holiday Exhibit
Sat., Nov. 29-Jan. 19 • 10am-4pm
Fenton History Center
67 Washington St., Jmst
Movies at the Reg:
A Most Wanted Man-Oct. 22-8pm
The Drop-Oct. 25, 8pm
Halloween Double Feature: Oct. 29-7pm
Young Frankenstein & 1978's Halloween
The Skeleton Twins-Nov 1, 5 • 8pm
116 E Third St, Jmst
Dipson Theaters
Lakewood Cinema 8
Chautauqua Mall Cinema I & II
Warren Mall Cinema III
For information on movies and
Back Room Radio Hour
with the host Bill Ward
Fred Parker & Lori Burke
Nov. 6., Thurs., Doors open 6:30
Trinity Guitars
Rolling Hills Radio with Ken
Hardley presents:
Elden Kelly & Dee Adams
Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30pm
John McEuen
Nov. 20, 8-10pm
Studio Theater
108 E 3rd St., Jmst
While We're Young tour
featuring 1 Girl Nation & OBB with
spcial guest Tori Harris
Wed., Oct. 29
Willow Bay Theater, 21 E 3rd St, Jmst
Chautauqua County
Local Legends of Music-Country
Sean Patrick McGraw
Sunday, Nov. 2, 6-9pm
Lillian V.Ney Renaissance Center
119-121 W. 3rd St., Jmst
Southern Tier Brewing Company
LIVE Concerts-Dark Star Orchestra
Fri., Nov. 14, 7pm
Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
116 E. Third St., Jmst
Chaut. Regional Youth Symphony
Chamber Concert
Sun., Nov. 23, 7pm
SS. Peter & Paul Church
508 Cherry St., Jmst
716-664-2465 ext 202
Hilltop Wellness Collaborative
Men of Action
511 N Main St, Jmst
entrance located on left side of bldg
2nd floor-1st Wed. every mo. at 7pm
Caregiver Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the month 1pm
JAMA 15 S Main St, 2nd fl
3rd Thursday of the month 5:30pm
Fluvanna Community Church,
3363 Fluvanna, Ave. Ext., Jmst
Maggie Irwin • 716-483-5448
Les Miserables
Nov. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22,
7:30pm; Nov. 9, 16, 2pm
JCC, 525 Falconer St., Jmst
Struthers Library Theatre:
Spamalot (Warren Players)
Oct. 23, 24, 25 • 8pm; 26th•2pm
Oct. 28 • 7:30pm
Green River
Sat., Nov. 1 • 8pm
Arlo Guthrie
Sat., Nov. 7 • 8pm
302 West Third Ave., Warren Pa
Sasquatch Race 5K Trail Run/Walk
Oct. 26, Reg. 7am, Race 8:30
Chapman Boat Launch Warming Hut
Russell VFD
Tuesday night Bingo
Doors open 4:30 PM
Pleasant Twp VFD
Every Thurs. Night 4pm
Sugar Grove V.F.D.
Every Sunday 3:30 P.M.
Warren Senior
Community Center
Doors open 4pm.
Smoke free game.
Farmers Markets
Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market
Every Thursday til Oct 30 12-6
Cherry St. between 2nd & 3rd, Jmst
Village of Falconer's Farmers Market
Every Sat. 9am-2pm thru Oct.
Davis Park, Main St.
across from the Community Bank
bldg & Library
Fredonia Farmers Market
Saturdays 9am-1pm til Oct 25
Downtown Fredonia, Church St.
Warren PA Farmer's Market
Midtown Parking Lot
Every Saturday 8-Noon
Until the end of Oct.
October 20, 2014
DHHS Announces Final 2014
Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic
Rabies Immunization Clinic Scheduled In The City Of Jamestown
Submitted by
Office Of The Chautauqua
County Executive
The Chautauqua County Department of
Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the
final free rabies vaccination clinic for 2014.
The clinic will be held on Saturday,
November 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Jamestown Fire Training Center
on Harrison St. (between Foote Avenue
and Windsor Street) in Jamestown. The
event is sponsored by the City of Jamestown and Dr. Melisse Schrope will be the
attending veterinarian.
Vaccinations will be provided free of
charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated
ferrets three (3) months of age and older.
All pets must be on a leash or in a cage
and pet owners should bring rabies vaccination records for each animal that will
be receiving a shot to ensure proper and
effective vaccination.
New York State Public Health Law
requires each dog, cat and domesticated
ferret over the age of four months to be
vaccinated against rabies and county residents are encouraged to be responsible
pet owners by having their pets vaccinated. Rabies is a very serious disease
of warm-blooded animals caused by a
virus. Raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes
are the common disease carriers. The virus is transmitted to humans and animals
through saliva and it can enter the body
from a bite, scratch, scrape or open cut.
The rabies virus infects the central nervous system and can cause brain swelling
and ultimately death within days of the
onset of symptoms.
For more information about the clinics and rabies in general, visit www. or contact the Division of Public Health at (716) 753-4798.
Nominations Sought for JCC
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Submitted by
Community residents are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Distinguished
Alumnus Award given by Jamestown Community College alumni associations in Jamestown and Cattaraugus County.
Since 1980, the alumni associations have
presented accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the association’s
highest honor. The award is given to those
who have typified the college’s tradition of
excellence and brought credit to the college
through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, or humanitarian service.
Nominees may have graduated from either
the Jamestown or Cattaraugus County Campus. Nominations are due by March 2, 2015.
Those who wish to nominate someone for the
award have a variety of options.
“We’re able to accept award nominations
online,” said Kristen Johnson, JCC’s alumni
relations director. “Those who would like to
nominate someone can fill out a simple online
form at
Nominators can also upload supporting
documentation, including a resume or curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, and
examples of media coverage the nominee may
have received.”
Nominators also have the option of filling
out an online nomination form or electronically completing a printable PDF. Nominators can also contact the alumni relations office at 338.1056 or via email at [email protected] and request that a nomination
form be emailed or mailed to them. Paper
forms must be returned to Alumni Relations
Office, Jamestown Community College, 525
Falconer St., P.O. Box 20, Jamestown, NY
1402-0020. Forms returned via mail must be
postmarked by March 2.
Nominations are reviewed by representatives of the alumni association board of
directors for both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Awards will be
presented at the college’s 2015 commencement ceremonies.
For a full list of all 88 award winners, go to
New College Connections
Director Named
Submitted by
Amy M. Haggerty of Westfield has
been named the new director of College
Connections, Jamestown Community
College’s concurrent enrollment program
with regional high schools.
Ms. Haggerty succeeds Maria Kindberg, who was appointed JCC’s dean of
arts, humanities, and health sciences during the summer.
College Connections is accredited by
the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment
JCC offered 52 different
credit courses in 40 area
high schools during the
2013-14 academic year,
serving 1,785 students
across the region, through
the College Connections
Prior to her new appointment, Ms. Haggerty served as a
project manager for College Connections
as well as a JCC initiative to encourage
high school females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers.
Ms. Haggerty earned bachelor’s and
master’s degrees at St. Cloud State University and served as a program coordinator for the university’s student life and
development office and as an advisor and
counselor. She also has previous experience in human resources.
JCC has been offering concurrent enrollment courses to qualified high school
juniors and seniors through the College
Connections program since 1998. The
courses, offered during the high school
day by JCC approved high school teachers, allow students to earn both high
school and college credit.
Current College Connections partners include districts in four New York
counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie, and four schools in
Pennsylvania: Johnsonburg, Otto-Eldred,
St. Marys, and Warren County Career
Center. (For full list of all schools see for this date.)On
average, students enrolled in the program earn just over seven college credits
per year. Most students
begin college work during their junior year and
have accumulated between 15 and 30 credits
- the equivalent of an entire college semester or
year - before high school
graduation. For students
residing within New York, the program is
offered tuition-free. By offering College
Connections courses, some districts have
saved their students over one million dollars in tuition costs - a significant savings
for students and families financing higher
The program includes coursework in
29 different disciplines -from art and computer science to psychology and welding.
Additional information on College
Connections is available through high
school guidance counselors, by contacting Ms. Haggerty at 716.338.1167, or
317 E 3rd St.
Jamestown, NY 14701
October 20, 2014
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model, the State University of New York at Fredonia officially ushered in a new era in science teaching and learning on Friday, October 17, 2014.
Fredonia President Virginia Horvath led hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and community members in a celebration
of the stunning, 92,000-square-foot, four-story
Fredonia Science Center.
Surrounded by a beautiful courtyard and connected to Houghton Hall (Fredonia’s existing science facility), it will vastly improve the teaching,
learning and research opportunities within the
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics) disciplines across campus.
The event was kicked off by a student. Ramses
Rodriguez, a master’s degree candidate majoring in
Biology, welcomed everyone during the ceremony
held in the new building’s atrium. Speakers also
included President Horvath; President Emeritus
Dennis Hefner, under whose leadership the building was designed and construction initiated; and
Associate Professor Holly Lawson of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who served
as Project Shepherd.
The new facility, whose groundbreaking was in
2011, serves about 500 students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Environmental Science, Medical Technology,
Exercise Science and Science Education.
The building also includes 16 research labs, 10
teaching labs, two computer labs, two classrooms, a
120-seat auditorium, a café adjacent to the main lobby,
a student reading room, a second-floor outdoor terrace,
three conference rooms, an energy efficient greenhouse
and an observatory. The beautifully designed courtyard
paving is laid out to resemble geologic strata reaching
out to the Science Quad.
The building’s planning and construction processes followed Fredonia’s values and education
mission. The university created a team of faculty
and administrators who, along with Director of
Facilities Planning Markus Kessler, unanimously
elected a project shepherd, and Dr. Lawson —
known across campus for her zest for teaching and
collaborative learning.
“From the start, this building was designed to
align with the ways science works now, and the
best ways students can learn science,” explained
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President Horvath, who was Vice President for
Academic Affairs at the time. “We came away with
a clear sense of what Fredonia needed to support
science learning.”
“This is exactly the kind of facility that we hoped
for back in 2000-01,” President Emeritus Dennis Hefner added. “This is the type of facility that
Fredonia Science students deserve, and so desperately need, and I know that, with this facility and
the dedicated science faculty who are on this campus, Fredonia will continue its tradition of producing leaders in the field of science.”
“This building…represents the best of the potential opportunities that I see coming down the
horizon for the United States of America, and
that is in our science, technology, engineering and
mathematics fields across America,” Congressman
Reed said. “And now here, at Fredonia, we’re going to be a part of that leadership that is going to
bring that exciting development in U.S. education
Governor Cuomo’s office issued a supporting
release as well, in which he said, “By offering unparalleled research and learning opportunities to current students, as well as attracting future students
interested in a variety of challenging disciplines,
this facility will help Fredonia continue to grow as
a leading public university and allow our brightest
young minds to thrive. I am excited to see this facility officially opened, and I encourage all who utilize
it to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge.”
“This really is about passing the torch,” added
New York State Senator Cathy Young (57th District), who was instrumental in securing the state
construction funds needed for this new facility.
“[President Hefner] got this project going… and
[he] was able to pass that torch to President Horvath, who took it and ran with it, and we see the
results of this today.
Assemblyman Goodell closed the remarks by
saying how proud he was to have been involved
with this project, which motivated so many elected officials to set aside party lines to ensure that it
came to fruition.
“We were focused on making a difference and
moving this project forward,” he said. “This is more
than just a celebration about Fredonia. It is really a
celebration of our students, and our future.”
The celebration was scheduled to continue
well into the evening, including a special, sciencethemed alumni dinner in the Williams Center, as
well as a free fireworks display for the whole campus and community to enjoy.
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October 20, 2014
Walk 4 Paws Event Raises Over $34,000
For Chautauqua County Humane Society
Submitted by
Chautauqua County
Humane Society
The Chautauqua County Humane
Society (CCHS) is pleased to announce
the totals from their tenth annual Walk 4
Paws fundraiser. Team fundraising, individual fundraising, Tag Days money collection weekends, sponsorship and other
various donations contributed to the approximate $34,200.00 total. The money
raised will go directly towards the mission of the CCHS.
The Walk 4 Paws event was held Saturday, October 4 at Chautauqua Institution’s Market Gate parking area. This
year’s event brought together more than
300 people for the exciting day which included a two-mile awareness/fundraising
walk and cook out.
“The success of this event is representative of how wonderful our community
is that we live in,” said Jeff Lubi, Executive
Director for the CCHS. “This event is our our community and our animals and I
largest fundraiser and the continued suc- enjoy doing as much as possible to help
cess is due in large part to the individuals provide food and shelter for all of them,”
said Nancy Anderson,
who dedicate their time
Flarfy’s Family team
to raising money for the
member. “Every year I
shelter. These animals
strive to do better than
are fortunate to have a
the last. It’s not only an
accomplishment for me
that fights for them,” said
and my team but for the
animals as well.”
The top three individCCHS would like to
uals and teams were anextend their sincere apnounced at the event and
preciation to all those
will receive awards at a
who volunteered and/
later date. Ellie Hartnagel
or donated to the 2014
was the first place indiWalk 4 Paws. The success
vidual collecting $1,112
of the event was made
and Flarfy’s Family finpossible by the sponished as the top team,
sors and those that volraising $1,955.00. The
unteered and went out
pet costume contest winCOURTESY
and solicited donations.
ner was awarded to the
2nd place and raised $1,058.00. She had
pirate and his treasure.
told her co-workers that if she raised more This year’s lead sponsor
“The Walk 4 Paws than $1000.00 she would walk the event in was Jamestown Medical Imaging. Additional
event is a great asset for 6 inch heels.
sponsors included Clark Patterson Lee
Design Professionals, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, UBS Financial
Services, Shults Ford Lincoln Hyundai,
Team Jock Shop, Fessenden, Laumer and
DeAngelo, Alpha Dog Marketing, Southern Tier Financial, Truck-Lite, Invisible
Fence of Erie, King’s Heating and Sheet
Metal, Lewis & Lewis, PC, S.P. Bussman
Design Co., Dog Speak at the Dog Place,
Allied Alarm Services, Athenaeum Hotel,
Lockwood Agency, The Post-Journal and
106.9 Kiss FM.
For more information on the Chautauqua County Humane Society or to receive
information on other special events, visit or call 716-665-2209
ext. 213.
The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the
adoption of animals, prevent all forms of
animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost,
abandoned and homeless animals, and
to provide education about the humane
treatment of animals.
Continued from Page One
technology consumers see at the checkout counter in every
store and market today, except with extra, sophisticated checks
and balances built into it.
Election Inspectors are also retrained, tested and certified before
every election in Chautauqua County. “We began this year’s trainings in July,” explained Ruth Eckstrom, Popielarz’s training partner,
“and sometimes conducted classes 2 times a day and 4 times a week.”
A Good Turnout
Poll watchers across the state expect high voter turnout
where contests are close, issues are important and candidates
are closely matched. In Chautauqua County this year, as well as
across the state, a number of long term incumbents are vying
for reelection against energetic challengers.
“We never take sides,” Polielarz promised, “but we do everything possible to make sure all sides get a fair chance to harvest the votes they have coming.”
While the constitution of the State of New York requires
every polling place to have a balanced staff of Election Inspectors representing the two controlling parties, at this time in
the state’s history those are the Republicans and Democrats,
all duly recognized parties are given space on the ballot. Every
voter signing in to cast a ballot, and any request for assistance,
must be served by a member of both parties at any polling site.
The Parties
The 2014 ballots for New York State and Chautauqua County
list candidates who represent a wide variety of parties, ideologies
and special interests (representation in Chautauqua County designated by *, as of September 19, according to
Working Families*
Green Party*
Women’s Equality
PartiesRent is Too Damn High Party
Law & Justice Party
Stop Common Core Party
Libertarian PartySapient Party
Life & Justice Party
With such a variety of choices, citizens experience a broad
range of opportunities to identify with candidates aligned with
their personal views and preferences.
Platforms and Personalities
There are people in countries around the world who
wait in line under threat of physical violence for 12
hours in order to vote. But please, tell me more about
your time constraints.
It is well known that when a landslide election is
cast many people do not vote, either because they feel
their vote is not need by the leader or not
useful to the one trailing.
Chautauqua County
When the issues are hotly contested,
however, when the voters’ passions are enSheriff
gaged, the vote count climbs. “There is a
Vote For 1
frightening statistic,” Rush Limbaugh once
Russell L., Rep
said, “More people vote in ‘American Idol’
County Sheriff Ind Gerace, Joseph A., Dem, Con, Ind
than in any US election.”
Voter participation, therefore, follows
voter knowledge of the most important isFamily Court Judge
sues and candidates. Each party maintains
Vote For 1
Family Court Judge Dem Jaroszynski, Sally A., Dem
an informative website, offices and camFamily Court Judge Wor Spann, James J Jr., Wor
paign headquarters to help voters learn more
Family Court Judge Ind Piazza, Jeffrey A., Rep, Con, Ind
about their plans, proposals and candidates.
Family Court Judge Gre Sullivan, Michael J., Gre
See Your Vote Count
Live results as they are tallied will be
available on the Chautauqua County Board
of Elections website,,
which also provides information on absentee, affidavit ballots and more.
Voters interested in more information
can contact the Chautauqua County Board
of Elections, Hall R. Clothier Building, 7
North Erie St., Mayville, NY 14757, 716753-4580 or Email: [email protected]; the Republican Commissioner of
Elections, Brian C. Abram, at [email protected] or 716-753-4226; and
the Democratic Commissioner of Elections, Norman P. Green, at [email protected] or 716-753-4250.
County Legislator
District 12
Vote For 1
County Leg Vacancy District 12 Con,
Rep Rankin, Elisabeth T., Rep, Con
County Leg Vacancy District 12 Dem, Ind,
Wor Kresge, Beth A., Dem, Ind, Wor
New York State
150th Assembly District
Vote For 1
150th Assembly Wor Yochim, Barrie E II, Dem, Wor
150th Assembly Ind Goodell, Andrew, Rep, Con, Ind
E-Cigarette Education Session
Submitted by
Chautauqua Alcoholism &
Substance Abuse Council
Second in the series of fall education
sessions sponsored by the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council
will present an education session, “E-Cigarettes: A General Overview.” This session
is presented by Teresa Harris, M.S., Lauren
Lysiak, B.S., from the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ECCPASA). The presentation will take place on Friday, November 7,
2014 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the First
Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Avenue,
Fredonia, NY.
E-Cigarettes, a popular trend in the tobacco world, is sweeping the nation. The
presentation will shed light on this new
product and the many risks involved. The
session will explore what exactly an E-cigarette is and the varied parts and supplies
that are on the market. Revealed will be the
different health risks with specific attention
to the individual, the public, and even special populations involved with E-cigarettes.
The presenters will be taking a deeper look
at the advertising world involved in E-cigarette marketing and the positive support it
receives from many different entities. Also
discussed will be the different geographic locations of E-cigarette vendors, the FDA regulations and their vested interest, as well as the
many future concerns of our communities.
CASAC training offerings are suitable
for community members that are aspiring
to learn more about addictions and other
related topics to improve their lives and the
lives of others.
This course is also for those seeking professional credentialing as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor
(CASAC), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) or Credentialed Prevention
Specialist (CPS). The 4 hours are approved
by the New York State Office of Alcohol and
Substance Abuse Services
CASAC renewal and CPP/CPS (Section 4). This course work is also recognized
and approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board through reciprocity.
The Council offers a number of community and professional educational opportunities throughout the year. Individualized on-site training, depending upon staff
needs, is available. All trainings can be designed either as an in-service training, conference or workshop.
The fee is $45 and pre-registration is required for those not on a scholarship. To
register for the above course that the Council may have available contact CASAC or
Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services, 664-3608, [email protected] visit
our Web Site:
Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcoholism
& Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a
United Way partner agency, has been providing prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, other drugs and
compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only
New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved
and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For
further information about CASAC services,
call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or
the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit our
Web Site:
October 20, 2014
Comprehensive Professional Waste Hauling & Disposal Service
• 2-40 yd Containers Available
• Commercial, Small Business & Residential Disposal
7534 Rt 380 • Stockton • 716-595-3186
YWCA of Jamestown is looking for a
The Position is part time, 20 hours per week minimum.
CDL with passenger & School Endorsement required.
EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer
Apply In Person At
401 N. Main St • Jamestown, NY 14701
Or Email To
[email protected]
October 20, 2014
WILLCARE is looking for current & already trained
HHAs, PCAs, & CNAs. If you enjoy helping others and are willing to
travel to patient homes, please contact us.
We offer competitive wages, flexible hours and days,
& mileage reimbursement.
Visit our website to learn more about the job & apply today!
YWCA of Jamestown
BA/BS including 12 credits in early childhood development.
Minimum 1-2 years supervision in a child care setting.
Minimum 1 yr. Full Time teaching experience
in a child care setting.
EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer
Send resumes to
[email protected]
or mail to
401 N. Main Street, Jamestown, NY 14701
The Jamestown Gazette is seeking a friendly, self motivated
and ambitious leader. Monday through Friday hours.
Please send resume’ & references to
P.O. Box 92, Jamestown, NY 14702
[email protected]
Career Opportunities Await!
Home Health Aides
Are you searching for a rewarding career opportunity? Look
no further than Heritage Ministries. Immediate positions are
is currently
at our various
in Chautauqua
home health aides to work in Assisted Living Facility and
for our new Home Health Services.
Current Career Openings:
The Home
Aides will /perform
personal care and
household duties which will include assisting residents with
/ Dietary Aides
activities of daily
living and medications,
meal preparation
and service, housekeeping, laundry, activities,
Nursing Assistants / LPN’s and RN’s
and monitoring resident’s personal safety.
Seasonal Maintenance Assistants
Apply Now!
Part - Time positions are available; flexible shifts.
Candidates must have a current NYS HHA Certification.
you are interested
in a Christian,
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wages and
atmosphere, please apply on-line at
excellent benefit package for salaried employees. Apply
online at, call 716.487.6800
or email [email protected]
Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer;
& Skilled Nursing / Independent & Assisted Living
women, minorities, disabled and veterans encouraged to apply.
October 20, 2014
WCA Hospital Earns Prestigious
ACR MRI Breast Re-Accreditation
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Submitted by
WCA Hospital
WCA Hospital, the region’s health leader,
has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by
the American College of Radiology (ACR).
MRI of the breast offers valuable information
about many breast conditions that may not be
obtained by other imaging modalities, such as
mammography or ultrasound.
“The ACR accreditation is our gold seal
of approval that acknowledges to our patients
that they are receiving care that meets the
highest level of national standards for imaging quality and patient safety, as well as, the
expertise of our physicians and staff who are
committed to excellence in patient care,” said
Betsy T. Wright, FACHE, WCA Hospital
The accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and
Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control
procedures, and quality assurance programs
are assessed. The findings are reported to the
ACR Committee on Accreditation, which
subsequently provides the practice with a
comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
Breast MRI is a safe, painless procedure that
uses magnetic energy and radio waves to produce highly detailed images of the breasts and
is not for every woman, and does not replace
mammography, but as an adjunct tool, can be
very useful. If a woman has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, for example, MRI can
help her surgeon better establish tumor extent
as well as uncover additional cancers either in
the same or the opposite breast.
Although breast MRI is primarily used for
surgical treatment planning in women who
have had breast cancer previously diagnosed
through either Stereotactic or ultrasound
guided needle biopsy, it has other applications. For instance, certain women at high
risk for breast cancer based on family history
or genetic counseling often undergo breast
MRI in addition to screening mammography.
Combined with computer-aided detection
technology, breast MRI produces highly-detailed images that are overall more sensitive
than mammography alone for the detection of
breast cancer in these high risk women.
“Early detection combined with accurate
diagnosis and treatment is essential in the fight
against breast cancer,” said Dr. Lyndon Gritters, board-certified radiologist on the medical
staff at WCA Hospital. “Breast MRI enhances
our ability to find otherwise undetectable cancers in certain patients. More accurate diagnosis means more accurate treatment.”
Breast MRI imaging and MRI-guided biopsy are the newest in a comprehensive array
of breast health services available at the Center For Imaging & Medical Arts at WCA—
designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology’s
Commission on Breast Imaging. Other services include Breast Patient Navigator Certification, breast and general ultrasound, interventional radiology, PET/CT Imaging, MRI
imaging, bone densitometry (DEXA) screening, screening and diagnostic mammography
with same day results, Stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and outpatient
“Breast MRI is another example of our
commitment to bringing the latest technology to WCA Hospital,” says Dr. Gritters.
“For certain women, it can play a significant
role in their cancer journey, and ultimately,
help them secure a good outcome.”
To schedule a Breast MRI exam, call (716)
664-8MRI (8674). For more information on
additional services offered at the Center For
Imaging & Medical Arts at WCA, visit
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/
interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the
practice of medical imaging and radiation
oncology and the delivery of comprehensive
health care services.
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Families to Make Holiday
Cards for Soldiers
October 20, 2014
Family Court Judge
“As a Family Court Judge,
I will bring my knowledge
and experience as both a
Family Court Attorney and
Ellicott Town Justice to all
matters that face our
families in Chautauqua
County with integrity and
Submitted by
Library System
Prendergast Library will offer an opportunity to make holiday cards for men
and women serving in the Armed Forces
at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Supplies such as construction paper,
card stock, glue sticks, markers, scissors,
and stickers will be provided for designing and decorating messages of cheer for
soldiers around the world.
Leading the event will be Brian Carnes,
New York coordinator of Operation Loving the Military based in Liberty, Pa. The
organization mails cards to veterans in
nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities, visits veterans, and distributes Quilts
of Valor made by Pat Frontuto.
Last year Operation Christmas Blessing collected and mailed more than 400
Christmas cards to service people who
would not be able to come home during
the holiday season. Boxes were sent to
bases overseas and some veterans’ hospitals or homes in the states.
Individuals, businesses or churches
interested in these efforts can contact
Carnes at home at 386-6844 or at the
New Covenant Assembly Church at
Judge Sally Jaroszynski
Announces Run for
Family Court Judge
Judge Sally A. Jaroszynski
(D) Falconer, is announcing
her candidacy for the newly
created Chautauqua County
Family Court Judge Position.”
She has maintained an extensive private practice in Family
Law for more than 20 years in
Chautauqua County.
Judge Jaroszynski will
appear on the November 4,
2014 General Election ballot
as a Democrat, having won
the Democratic Primary Election on September 9, 2014. “I
am grateful to my many supporters,” Judge Jaroszynski
said. “I was fortunate to receive nearly sixty-five percent
of the votes in my local area,
and humbled by vote totals
as high as ninety percent in
some of the rural areas of our
county. I am truly thankful
for such overwhelming support, and I will work hard for
all the people of our county. ”
Judge Jaroszynski has dedicated her years of practice to
the representation of all families in Chautauqua County in
Family Court. “The people
of Chautauqua County deserve a Family Court Judge
with knowledge, dedication
and long career experience in
making those kinds of decisions,” Judge Jaroszynski said.
Her practice includes the
representation of parties in
custody, visitation, support,
neglect, abuse, adoption,
juvenile delinquency, matrimonial matters and victims of
domestic violence and child
abuse in Chautauqua County.
Judge Jaroszynski has
served on the Appellate
Court’s Attorney for the
Child Program Panel for
most of her career, representing children through the
Family Court process and
has received Congressional
Recognition for her work in
providing civil legal services
to low-income Chautauqua
County Clients.
Judge Jaroszynski is a
graduate of Falconer Central
High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St.
Bonaventure University and
earned her Juris Doctorate Degree in 1992 at Ohio
Northern University Pettit
College of Law. She was admitted to the Practice of Law
in the New York State 8th
Judicial District in January
1993 and has been practicing law in Chautauqua
County for over 20 years.
• 22 Years Experience
• Qualified for election to
judicial office and found
to possess the qualities
necessary for effective
judicial performance by
the 8th Judicial District
Independent Judicial
Election Qualification
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Jackson Center to Host Fall
Continuing Education Seminar
Submitted by
Robert H. Jackson Center
The Robert H. Jackson Center will host
a free continuing education seminar titled,
“Tinkering with the Law” on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Doors will open for attendees at 8:00
a.m. Randall J. Sweeney, Executive Director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and Gregory L.
Peterson, Esq., a partner at Phillips Lytle
LLP in Jamestown and board member
at The Robert H. Jackson Center, will
begin the program at 8:45 a.m. with a
welcome and introductions.
The seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m.
with the title presentation, “Tinkering with
the Law: A Conversation on First Amendment Rights” given by American speech
activist Mary Beth Tinker. Ms. Tinker is
best known for her role in the 1969 Tinker
v. Des Moines Independent School District Supreme Court case, which set a precedent for student speech in schools. Joining
Ms. Tinker will be Dr. Ronald J. Wright,
Esq., a first amendment specialist with the
law offices of Francis M. Letro in Buffalo.
Through a special arrangement with Erie 2
Learning office, the
program will also
be delivered
to Distance
Learning classrooms and
videoconf erencCOURTESY PHOTOS: Mary Beth Tinker,
left. To the right, Dr. Ronald J. Wright.
ing units in school districts throughout
New York State.
A second session, “Dos and Don’ts for
Municipal Officials” will be presented by
Don McCord, Senior Planner, Chautauqua
County Dept. of Planning & Economic
Development, and Neil Robinson Esq.
from the law offices of Fessenden, Laumer
& DeAngelo in Jamestown.
The seminar will be immediately
followed by a buffet luncheon featuring
former Buffalo Bill Ed Rutkowski. Mr.
Rutkowski played a variety of positions
during his six years (1963-1969) with
the Bills, including quarterback, halfback, and wide receiver. He was named
an AFL All Star in 1965, and scored a
total of six touchdowns during his 83
career games with the Bills. Mr. Rutkowski was the recipient of the 1998
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Distinguished Service Award. After retiring from football,
Mr. Rutkowski served as Erie County
Executive from 1979-1987.
Developed primarily as a continuing
legal education seminar for attorneys, the
seminar will appeal to a cross-disciplinary
audience of lawyers, municipal officials,
business leaders, bankers, accountants,
financial planners, insurance and investment agencies, non-profit organizations
and their board members. The program
is approved for NYS CLE credit for both
newly admitted and experienced attorneys
for a maximum of 4.0 credit hours. In addition, Certificates of Attendance for 2 hours
of mandatory training will be issued to all
participants who serve on municipal planning and zoning boards. Phillips Lytle LLP,
an Accredited Provider of continuing legal
education in the State of New York, will
handle NYS CLE credit requests.
Southern Tier Xpress
Sponsors for the event include Phillips
Lytle LLP, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Robert H. Jackson
Center, Chautauqua Abstract, Chautauqua
County Industrial Development Agency,
Colecraft Commercial Furnishings, DFT
Communications, Chautauqua Region
Estate Planning Council, Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo Attorneys at Law, Five
Star Bank, Francis M. Letro Attorneys and
Counselors at Law, Holt Associates, Jamestown Bar Association, Kessell Construction, Key Bank, Northern Chautauqua
County Bar Association, PNC Bank, Rogers Land Surveying, Safety Compliance
and Star Media Group.
The seminar and luncheon are free of
charge. Seating is limited and
advance registration is
required. To register,
please contact Mary
Keating, CLE Administrator, Phillips Lytle
LLP at (716) 847-5461.
For more information,
please contact The Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 4836646 or e-mail
[email protected]
October 20, 2014
Circulus Golfers Raise $7,500 for
Hospice Chautauqua County
104 Church St., Sherman, NY 14781
716-761-MACK (6225)
Discount given to customers 60 years of age or older.
Excludes alcohol & tobacco purchases.
See store associate for details.
COURTESY PHOTO: Circulus Tournament Committee members, from left: Jerry Russell; Tom Olson; Jack
Scalise; Phil DeAngelo; Ron Sellers, Hospice President & CEO; Ron Pappalardo and Bucky Lombardo
716-761-MACK (6225)
into words how important the care and
support are that Hospice provides when
a family is so vulnerable. It’s an honor
to support their work.”
“These businesses, sponsors and
volunteers come together in a remarkable way for the benefit of our organization,” said Ron Sellers, President and
CEO of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. “Besides being one of the best
organized and enjoyable golf outings, it
taps into a ground-swell of support and
enthusiasm that reminds us we are on
the right track.”
Hospice Chautauqua County specializes in care and services for patients
and their families in the community
who are dealing with life-limiting and
terminal illnesses. Their team-based approach attempts help those individuals
live to the fullest extent possible until
the end of life. For more information
about their programs contact the Lakewood office at 716-338-0033.
I love Jamestown and Falconer because…
…Of all of the opportunities that are here! When I was a teenager, I
thought I would leave and never return. I went out of state for college,
and I found that after I graduated every job I wanted in a bigger city
required a ton of experience. I soon moved back to Jamestown where I
immediately had three job offers. The path I chose put me in contact with
business owners, educators, politicians from
local government to U.S. Congress, and the
movers and shakers in our own community. Now,
at age 27, I’m in a management position I couldn’t
have dreamed of before I moved back here. As an
added bonus, I also married the love of my life, who
is from Falconer, and I’m closer to my family again.
This is a great place to be!
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For the seventh consecutive year the
Circulus Men’s Club Golf Tournament
has provided generous financial support for Hospice Chautauqua County.
This year’s competition at Moon Brook
Country Club raised $7,500 for the provider of end-of-life care and education.
The August 25th event was a sell-out
with 32 four-person teams competing
in the “Scramble” format tournament.
Over 60 corporate sponsors and area
businesses contributed to make the
event a success.
Since its inception the annual event has
raised a total of $40,725.32 for Hospice.
“Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative
Care has touched so many lives of people in our community, including members of our organization”, said Tournament Chair Tom Olson. “It’s hard to put
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Assemblyman Andrew Goodell
Endorses Jeffrey Piazza for
Family Court Judge
Assemblyman Andrew Goodell announced today that he is endorsing Jeffrey
Piazza for Family Court Judge in Chautauqua County for the election that will take
place on November 4, 2014.
“As one of the co-sponsors of the legislation that created another Family Court
Judge position for Chautauqua County,
I am very pleased and excited to endorse
Jeff Piazza for Family Court Judge. Mr. Piazza has the right background, experience
and expertise to be an outstanding Family
Court Judge. He has represented children
and families in Family Court for over 20
years, and has the right mix of compassion,
common sense and commitment needed to
address these difficult issues. He will do an
outstanding job as Family Court Judge”, Assemblyman Goodell said.
The limited number of Family Court
Judges available in Chautauqua County and
across New York State has impeded cases
being heard and resolved in a timely manner. Along with Senator Cathy Young, Assemblyman Goodell is proud to have fought
to keep one of the 25 new judges created in
Family Court across the State, here in Chautauqua County, to ease the burden.
“The support of Assemblyman Goodell
in my campaign for Family Court Judge
means a lot”, said Jeff Piazza. “To have the
support of both Assemblyman Goodell and
Senator Young, two of the key figures in
New York State to fight for these additional
judges and ensure that one is kept here in
Chautauqua County, is significant.”
Attorney Jeff Piazza has over 20 years experience representing children and families
in Family Court and is a partner with the
Law Firm of Hall & Piazza in Jamestown,
New York. He is a member of the Board of
Directors of WCA Hospital and a member
of the Chautauqua Region Community
Foundation. He is a past two-term board
member of the Jamestown YMCA and
YMCA Camp Onyahsa.
“If elected, I will perform faithfully and
impartially, the duties of judicial office and
will work hard to ensure that all residents of
Chautauqua County are treated fairly in my
Court”, Piazza said.
Attorney Piazza is currently a partner at
the Jamestown law firm of Hall & Piazza.
He is a life-long resident of Chautauqua
County and lives with his wife, Evelyn, son,
Billy and daughter, Ally, in Kiantone. He is
running to become the next Family Court
Judge in Chautauqua County and is a candidate in the general election on November
4th and is on the Republican, Independence and Conservative lines.
1. Rain in October means _______in December?
2. When does daylight savings time end every year?
3. The wedding of King Ludwig I began what celebration?
4. What was October called in merry old England during olden times?
5. When does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving?
6. What month was October in the Roman calendar?
7. What little bear with a rumbly tummy became famous in Oct.
8. What do John Lennon and Bill Gates have in common?
9. Why did many families start traveling to Florida since Oct. 1st 1971?
10. When did Johnny Carson become host of “The Tonight Shoe”?
A Poke in the Eye
You did it with your T-shirt, not a sharp
stick, but I hate it almost as much. Why is
it so cool to put profanity on the front and back of
your body to make yourself a billboard for stupidity and
bad taste? If you want attention, try doing something useful or – here’s
an idea – nice.
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Shawn Hannon
Hope Lutheran Church,
Arcade, NY
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Pastor Shawn Hannon
he gospel reading for Sunday morning
last week sounded all too familiar.
It was the story of a king hosting a
wedding banquet for his son. What was familiar
about the story was not the party, the food, or
the celebration, but rather the reminder that at
weddings anything can go wrong. At my own
wedding it was the readers who missed the
ceremony altogether because they were killing
time at Walmart. Awkward.
I think the king would have invited my wedding problems. His, you see, were far worse. After
making all of the preparations, slaughtering the
fatted calves, preparing the hall, and inviting the
guests, this king settled in for the wedding celebration only to find that none of his guests were
coming. Not losing heart, this king decided to invite them again. This time, however, not only do
they not attend—some going to their farms and
others to their businesses—but they seize his
Come to the Wedding
servants carrying the invitations themselves. But
this king would not stop. Next he sent more invitations out, but this time not to those formerly
invited, but to others right off the street. Before
he knew it the hall was full. No more worries,
right? Yeah right! At last the king enters the hall
only to find that at least one of the guests wasn’t
dressed for the wedding. I know plenty of brides
that would have had mental breakdowns if they
encountered anything close to that, and who
could blame them. Nothing went right.
Jesus says the kingdom of heaven may be compared to that king throwing a wedding banquet
for his son. So what’s Jesus trying to say? That
heaven is like a wedding where nothing goes
right? Let’s face it, those are fun to watch on Youtube, but not so fun to live. Of course Jesus isn’t
saying heaven is like that. Jesus is saying that God
is like that king—that God will stop at nothing to
gather us at the celebration that has no end.
God is throwing a party. The book of Isaiah
describes that party as “a feast of rich foods and
well-aged wines” where death is swallowed up
and God wipes away our every tear (Isaiah 25:68). It’s an awesome picture of life and salvation,
and the best part is not that God is merely throwing that party for us. The best part is that God
may be compared to a king who will stop at nothing to fill the hall.
The king in Jesus’ parable should have
stopped. But this king, this persistent king, just
kept inviting and seeking until the hall was full.
And so it is with God. By our standards, God
should have given up on us long ago. Instead, we
have a God who keeps coming to us, who keeps
extending his hand, who seeks us out from every
shroud that attempts to cover us. We have a God
who will stop at nothing to gather us at his table.
Thanks be to God.
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With Katrina Fuller
Why I don’t Watch
Regular Television
just finished watching
Ben Affleck throwing
a fit from his seat on
Bill Maher’s talk show. (Or
is it a news show? The line
and what is newsworthy
is so blurred anymore,
it’s hard to tell what these
spectacles actually are.) It
is astounding to me that
this is what television has
come to: a bunch of grown
people sitting around a
table, yelling like a bunch
of preschoolers. “YOU
RIGHT!” they all scream at
the top of their lungs. (I am
paraphrasing here, but that
is basically the idea.) Instead of being able
to watch a program and
glean some ideas from
it, I end up walking away
from the experience glad
that my kid will someday
grow out of this stage and
happy that she is not on
live television. I also leave
saddened by the idea that
these grown adults might
not. Honestly, folks, I don’t
even watch the news anymore. (Or I guess what
used to be the news. Now
it’s just a game of “Pick
your flavor of propaganda and run with it”.) It
is depressing. Instead of
actually finding out the
day’s events, noteworthy
happenings, and the like,
these ‘shows’ as I will now
call them, are built around
political arguing, childish
fighting, and celebrity gossip. If this is news, I don’t
need to know about it.
Why is this acceptable? I’ve spent days and
weeks and months trying
to get my kid to sit down,
be polite, and express
herself well enough to be
understood: tell me, how
effective is that going to
be when she is watching
celebrities like Ben Affleck
unable to contain himself
for five minutes? I am severely frightened for us as a society,
dear readers. I am afraid
we are losing ourselves in
some kind of crazy, chaotic desire to be right. To
be correct. What does that even
mean? On the one hand,
we’ve all got to wear kid
gloves not to offend anyone, but on the other hand,
if you aren’t on the right
side, I will hop up and
down on you like we are
kids on a play ground. It’s a
sorry state we are in – and it
appears to be getting worse.
Contributing Writer
Katrina Fuller
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and insights on “The Life and Times of
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Jamestown Gazette is proud to present our
county’s most creative and original writers
for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
What I would like to
see is this: real stories
with facts. Not two people
hopping up and down on
stage, arguing about their
opinions. Give me statistics, numbers, a brief
description of the event
– and let me come to my
own conclusion. While
I understand Bill Maher
is more of the entertainment end of the spectrum,
it would still be nice to
see some level headed
folks who could interact
without interrupting each
other. Let’s be respectful
of one another, especially
when in the public eye. It’s
ridiculous to turn on the
TV and see eighteen different shows with yelling
and screaming ‘experts’. Yelling doesn’t make
you correct; he who is
loudest is not right. Let’s
have reasonable debate,
serious discussions in
a calm manner – or I’m
tuning out.
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OCT. 31
COURTESY PHOTO: Tom Holt, president and CEO of Lutheran Jamestown
(left), and Paul Cesana, executive director of The Resource Center (right), are
pictured presenting a check to Greg Lindquist, executive director of
Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (center) for the 2014 Downtown
Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration scheduled for Friday,
December 5, 2014.
Submitted by
Jamestown Renaissance
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation
has announced that this year’s Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, titled Winter
Wonderland, will be co-sponsored by The Resource Center and Lutheran Jamestown. The
free event will be held along Third Street between Hallock Street and Prendergast Avenue
on Friday, December 5, with the parade will
begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
“Selecting a holiday parade theme for the
community is no easy task. We have to be
mindful of themes we have already used and
select something that is easy for all age groups
and all organizations to participate in,” said
Edwin Rodriguez Jr., events and marketing
associate for the JRC. “The polar vortex will
take over Third Street as Winter Wonderland
celebrates the snowy culture that our county is
famous for,” said Rodriguez. Floats and parade
entries are encouraged to focus on white and
blue, snow and ice, outdoor snow activities,
snowmen and more.
Hard copy parade applications will be
mailed soon but businesses can download
the application in advance from the JRC
website. Over 100 businesses and social organizations participated in the parade in 2013
with dozens of volunteers helping make the
parade go smoothly.
“We’re excited to join The Resource Center
in sponsoring the holiday parade for another
year,” said Tom Holt, president and CEO of
Lutheran Jamestown. “This event has become
a wonderful family tradition. Over the years,
our employees, youth, and the seniors we
serve have participated and enjoyed seeing the
holiday spirit come alive downtown,” said Holt.
Lutheran Jamestown has sponsored the Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration for two
years and The Resource Center is celebrating
their tenth anniversary as parade sponsor.
“The Resource Center is proud to partner
with Lutheran and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation to present the holiday parade again this year.
The parade brings together thousands of
people who come downtown to be a part of
this fantastic event,” said Paul Cesana, executive director of The Resource Center. “The
parade truly is a holiday tradition that is enjoyed by so many people, and we’re happy to
do our part to make this event a reality,” said
Cesana. Sponsoring the holiday parade is just
one way that The Resource Center demonstrates its commitment to the community,
especially to those with the greatest needs.
TRC also coordinates Chautauqua County’s
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots
drive every year, making the holidays brighter for thousands of children.
“We’re very thankful to have TRC and
Lutheran Jamestown involved in the parade
for another year to support this tremendous
community event,” said Greg Lindquist, executive director for the JRC. “We also want to
thank the downtown business community for
their cooperation in this annual event as five
to eight thousand people come stand outside
their doorsteps to enjoy this holiday celebration together,” said Lindquist.
Parade line up will begin at 5:00 pm on
West Third Street between Monroe Avenue
and Hallock Street and travel east on Third
Street to Tracy Plaza. This year’s event will feature pre-parade musical entertainment, a traditional tree lighting ceremony at Tracy Plaza,
and a fireworks display from the Spring Street
parking ramp. Street closures will occur late
morning on the day of the event.
For more information on Jamestown Renaissance Corporation special events or to
sign up for the Christmas Parade and Holiday
Celebration as a float or vendor, please visit to download
the appropriate applications or call 664-2477
ext 226.
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a nonprofit organization that supports downtown and neighborhood revitalization in Jamestown, NY, by promoting
reinvestment, stakeholder engagement,
and innovation.
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October 20, 2014
Orchard Grove to Host
Trick-or-Treating Event on October 29
Lucy Town Half Marathon
Jackson Avenues
in Celoron is a relatively
save that it has a limited,
but beautiful view of
Chautauqua Lake from the
southern basin. For those
of us who’ve spent a life
traveling the lower roads
( Jones and Gifford) from
Lakewood and the northern
lake, to Celoron, Jamestown
and points east, it’s a right
turn onto Livingston off
Jackson that takes you from
points west into Celoron
proper, and the left turn
from Livingston back to
Jackson that reverses that
path. I’ve driven it in both
directions a few thousand
times in my life.
But I’ve never traveled it
on foot, like 311 people did
last Sunday morning in the
second annual Lucy Town
Half Marathon. That’s how
many runners braved a 36
degree morning to throw
on a pair of shoes and
various layers of running
clothes (and more than a
few Lucy costumes) and
bound along a 13.1 mile
road course that started
in downtown Jamestown,
and looped through that
well-traveled intersection.
I stood on that popular
corner in my neon green
parking vest, swinging a
bright red directional flag,
steering those hearty hoofers toward Lakeside Avenue where they eventually
circled back down Jackson
to return the way they had
come, returning up Livingston to finish the race at
city hall in Jamestown.
Thirteen-plus miles is
farther than you think, and
that particular intersection
hits two strategic milemarkers in this road race.
All 311 runners passed me
in the cold sun at about the
4 mile mark early in the
run, and in various states of
high spirits and conviviality. Then, about a full 10k
(six miles or so), and ten
degrees of sunlight later
all 622 feet stamped past
me again in mixed stages of
distress. Smiles going out
turned to grimaces coming back; friendly “top-othe-morning” salutations
turned sour by miles of
pavement and hundreds
of foot-strikes. Runners
who thanked me openly for
volunteering to direct traffic (both foot and vehicle)
for the race at the 4 mile
mark ignored me or looked
openly hostile at my level
of personal comfort compared to their relative misery. Four miles = fun; Ten
miles = work. I made the
mistake of telling a few runners, “You’re almost there,
only a few miles left” and
was instantly admonished
by one who said, “Don’t
you know the last miles are
the worst for marathoners?” Whoops. When the
next set passed I said instead, “Okay, you’re in the
neighborhood now” which
I decided could mean almost anything. Most runners were too tired or confused to respond.
Christa Meyer smoked
through the course in 1 hr
21 min 34 sec. She was 4th
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Cody Crandall
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the world and local sports, visit
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and a rant or two on the wide
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overall and the first female
finisher. Kiplangat Tisia of
Rochester by way of Koiybey,
Kenya, finished in 1:09:30.
Personally, I don’t believe it
took him that long. He ran
by me twice and I don’t recall
him touching the ground.
Giant soundless strides ate
up the ground, the same
pace at the four mile mark as
at ten miles as far as I could
tell. I missed him crossing
the finish line, but it was 4 ½
minutes before the next competitor showed up. “I took it
easy today” he said after the
Wonder what it looks like
when he tries. He was simply
a different species from the
other runners, tall and lean,
like the proverbial gazelle, his
measured gait thrusting him
along the road so it looked
like he was pushing the earth
behind him, his footfalls a
whisper and swish. He was
led by a flashing police-pacecar and I guarantee you the
officer at the wheel had very
few chances to take his foot
off the gas pedal.
Later I learned that Mr.
Tisia broke course record
at the Buffalo Marathon
earlier this year. I am not
Submitted by
Heritage Living
On Wednesday, October 29, Orchard
Grove Assisted Living will host a free trickor-treating event that is open to children
12 and under, who are accompanied by a
parent. The costumed-children are invited
to walk through each of the three assistedliving houses to trick-or-treat with Orchard
Grove residents from 6 to 7 p.m. Orchard
Grove is located at 2000 Southwestern
Drive in West Ellicott, New York.
The purpose of this event is to provide
intergenerational connections to our community. Heritage Ministries has a history of
being a strong advocate for intergenerational activities. The organization understands
how important these connections are for
the entire community. According to the
ROS Therapy Systems, “Intergenerational
activities are important for both seniors
and their younger counterparts. Seniors
gain valuable connections to the younger
population which energizes and renews.
The younger population can gain important insight and context from seniors. Not
only is it fun to chat and listen to stories,
youths can gain perspective on life issues
that would be missed if it weren’t for this
important connection.”
Orchard Grove is a Heritage Ministries
assisted-living community. Heritage Ministries is a non-profit, human-service organization that serves the western New York
region and employs nearly 800 employees.
Independent- and assisted-living residences
for seniors are located at Heritage Village
Retirement Campus in Gerry and at The
Woodlands on Southwestern Drive in West
Ellicott. Rehabilitation and skilled-nursing
services are provided at Heritage Village
in Gerry, Heritage Park in Jamestown, and
Heritage Green in Greenhurst. For more
information about Heritage Ministries,
please call (716) 763-5608, visit at www., or LIKE Heritage at
Library Adds
Breast Cancer Materials
COURTESY PHOTO : Nancy Kavanaugh and Barb Heintzman look at a display of materials about breast cancer Prendergast
Library was able to obtain as the recipient of a grant award from the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for a
project called “Need to Know: Breast Cancer Information at the Library.” Print books, eBooks, downloadable audio titles,
and books on CD have been added to the circulating collection. Surveys are available to provide feedback. The library is
located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.
Cody Crandall
Bills Hit the Road to Face Struggling Jets
espite what the records may be every
time the Buffalo Bills and New York
Jets face off, one thing is always certain.
You can count on a physical battle, with plenty of
intensity and emotion. That’s the one thing I have
noticed watching these two teams square off over
the years. I have a feeling this Sunday will be no
different as the Bills travel to New Jersey to take on
the struggling Jets.
It will be interesting to see which Bills team
shows up Sunday. Will it be the team that picked
up impressive road victories over both the Chicago
Bears, and Detroit Lions? Or will it be the team
that has suffered two disappointing losses at home
against the San Diego Chargers, and New England
Patriots? Picking up a win inside your division is
critical, especially when the Bills continue to try and
build a team of consistency.
Expect a battle of solid defenses. At the time of this
writing, the Jets rank eighth in the National Football
League in total run defense, surrendering 92.2 yards
per game. The Bills on the other hand, currently lead
the NFL in run defense, only giving up 67.5 yards
per game! Both quarterbacks, Kyle Orton and Geno
Smith, are going to have to make plays in order for
their respective teams to be successful. Honestly, I
would trust Orton more than Smith in any passing
situation. Orton is a veteran in the league and has
proven when he is on his game that he is capable of
winning football games. Smith however has done
nothing but struggle since being drafted out of West
Virginia. Three players on the Bills defensive line
(Mario Williams, Jerry Hughes, and Marcell Dareus)
also already have more than four sacks each this season. If the Bills defense shows up to play, Geno and
the Jets offense could be in for a very long day.
The question is, can the Bills offense show up?
Orton has proven that he can win games, but he has
also proven that he can turn the ball over. Against an
opportunistic Jets defense, that could spell trouble.
Will CJ Spiller, Fred Jackson, and an offensive line
that hasn’t performed well all season be able to find
success against a solid Jets run defense? Will Sammy
Watkins have the chance to make his imprint on the
game? These are just a few intriguing story lines to
keep an eye on.
The Bills have failed to make huge statements several times this season (Chargers, and Patriots). This is
a game that they need to win in order to keep pace
with the New England Patriots in the AFC East. And
heading into their bye week, a win against the Jets will
make the long wait for us Bills fans much easier to
deal with. Go Bills!
JCC Programs Included
in Open SUNY+
Contributed by
SUNY - Jamestown
Community College
Jamestown Community College’s associate degree programs in computer science and
information technology are now part of Open
SUNY+, an enhanced tier of the State University of New York’s online learning initiative.
While all of JCC’s online programs as well
as those offered by other SUNY colleges and
universities are part of Open SUNY, those
powered by “Open SUNY+” feature additional support services for students and faculty.
“Open SUNY embodies all of the ideals
we aim to uphold in
service to our students
- increased access to
quality higher education and improved
avenues for degree
completion and career
success,” said SUNY
Chancellor Nancy A.
Zimpher. “The growth
of Open SUNY in its inaugural year is remarkable. We are more confident than ever
that, at full scale, Open SUNY will emerge
as the world’s largest online learning environment.”
Through a comprehensive set of support
services unique to Open SUNY+, online
students and faculty are able to connect in
the same way traditional, on-campus students and faculty connect. For Open SUNY
students, these support services include:
• A 24/7 help desk that assists students
with technical questions.
• Online academic tutoring, also available
day and night.
• A personal student concierge who connects students to representatives from
their home campus when needed.
• Expanded access to applied learning opportunities that enhance student knowledge
and give students a competitive edge by
providing them with hands-on work experience in their field prior to graduation.
SUNY is committed to providing every
student with an applied learning opportunity, including all those attending exclusively
online through Open SUNY.
For faculty, SUNY has established a
Center for Online Teaching Excellence
(COTE), a professional development community where faculty of all levels of experience in online education from across the
system have an opportunity to learn more
about new online teaching practices and
share ideas and techniques with colleagues
across SUNY.
“The inclusion of JCC’s degree offerings in Open SUNY+ is recognition of the
quality of our online
programs as well as
our commitment to
expanding access to
JCC’s offerings,” said
Nelson J. Garifi, executive director of
academic innovation
at JCC. “As SUNY’s
first community college, JCC has always
been progressive in
enhancing its programs and services. Open
SUNY+ allows us to tap into the resources
of SUNY as the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education.”
In addition to offerings in computer
science and information technology, JCC
offers online degree programs in business
administration, accounting, individual
studies, information technology, medical
office technology, office technology, and
professional piloting, as wee as online certificate programs in entrepreneurship, individual studies, and information technology.
“JCC recognizes that today’s students
seek higher education opportunities that
fit their busy lifestyles and acknowledge
the dynamic interface of technology and
learning,” Garifi said. “By embracing online learning and connecting with Open
SUNY+, we can serve students in our own
communities and around the world.”
A list of 56 new Open SUNY+ programs,
including JCC’s two offerings, as well as information for prospective students, is available at The new programs
bring the total to 64 Open SUNY+ programs offered by 19 campuses.
Information on JCC’s online offerings is
available at
October 20, 2014
Chautauqua County is
Prepared for Ebola
Although an Outbreak is Very Unlikely Here,
Health Officials Say We’re Prepared Nonetheless
Submitted by
Walt Pickut
In Chautauqua County, health officials have been working with the
New York State Department of Health,
Emergency Services staff, law enforcement, local hospitals and physicians
to ensure they are ready if a suspected
Ebola case presents to our emergency
response system or to one of our health
care facilities. “We have done a tremendous amount of planning, have established protocols and are fortunate to
have such dynamic working relationships already in place,” said Christine
Schuyler, Public Health Director. “We
will continue to work with all of our
partners and make adjustments as necessary in the weeks and months to come
in order to best protect Chautauqua
County residents.”
Health care providers have been instructed to ask about recent travel to
West Africa and to assess symptoms,
which include fever, severe headache,
vomiting, diarrhea and unexplained
bleeding and bruising. The patient is to
be isolated and lab tests ordered. The
samples would then be rushed to Albany,
where state epidemiologists would test
for the Ebola virus. The health department also has been in contact with hospitals in the County to make sure they
have the capacity and proper facilities to
isolate infected patients appropriately.
“Preparation and vigilance with
standard hygiene and infection control
protocols are essential even though our
risks are low in Chautauqua County,”
said Schuyler. “Disease experts cannot
emphasize enough that Ebola is not
airborne. To catch the virus, a person
must have close physical contact with
the bodily fluids of a person who is sickened by the virus or the dead body of an
Ebola victim.”
The New York State Department of
Health has issued a Commissioner’s Order to all hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centers, and ambulance services
in New York State, requiring that they
meet training requirements for personal
protective equipment and establish and
follow protocols for identification, isolation and medical evaluation and treatment of patients requiring care. As part
of the State’s preparedness plan, unannounced drills currently occurring at
hospitals and health care facilities will
be expanded to college campuses as
well as subway and mass transit areas.
Ebola, previously known as Ebola
hemorrhagic fever, is a rare but often
deadly disease caused by infection with
one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can
cause disease in humans and nonhuman
primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). “Because we are entering flu
season and the initial symptoms of Ebola and influenza are generally the same,
travel history is critical,” said Schuyler.
“We have a number of people living
in Chautauqua County who regularly
travel to Africa, often on mission trips,
so it is not out of the realm of possibility that we could see travelers returning
from the affected regions of Africa and
we are prepared.”
Schuyler says that as with any communicable disease, prevention is key.
There is no FDA-approved vaccine
available for Ebola. Individuals should
practice careful hygiene; wash hands
with soap and water or an alcohol-based
hand sanitizer and avoid contact with
blood and body fluids. Do not handle
items that may have come in contact
with a sick person’s blood or body fluids
(such as clothes, bedding, needles, and
medical equipment).
Ebola is not spread through the air.
The Ebola virus can only be spread
through direct contact - this means
contact through broken skin or mucous
membranes with:
• Blood or body fluids (including but
not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces,
vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola
• Objects (like needles and syringes)
that have been contaminated with the
• Infected animals
Symptoms of Ebola include fever
(greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F), severe headache, muscle pain, weakness,
diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, and unexplained hemorrhage
(bleeding or bruising). Symptoms may
appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average
is 8 to 10 days. Recovery from Ebola
depends on good supportive clinical
care and the patient’s immune response.
People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at
least 10 years.
For more information, log on to www. or or call the
County’s Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Division at
October 20, 2014
Rolling Hills Radio Welcomes
Vermont & Buffalo Musicians,
Founding Member of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Contributed by
Reg Lenna
Center for the Arts
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Musician and host, Ken Hardley, is
preparing the 37th and 38th editionsof his show, Rolling Hills Radio. Both
shows will be performed and recorded
with a live audience. On Thursday October 30, Ken will welcome Elden Kelly
and Dee Adams to the Studio Theater
at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The
show will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are
$10. Kelly, a Vermont native, plays everything from bluegrass, to ballads to
fretless guitar. His voice has been likened to Jeff Buckley and his influences
include jazz, American roots and Turkish music. Buffalo singer-songwriter,
Dee Adams writes and sings punchy,
poetic, acoustic guitar-driven music.
Her style has been described as “earthy”
and “sweet to spunky”.
On Thursday November 20 at 8pm,
Rolling Hills Radio will move to the
big stage at Reg Lenna Center for The
Arts and welcome a founding member
of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. John
McEuen has been performing for fifty
years at over 8,500 concerts and 300
television shows. At this show he’ll
bring his guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin along with his favorite Dirt Band
songs and the stories behind them including “Mr. Bojangles, “I Saw The
Light” and “Jambalaya”. Both shows will
be recorded and broadcast by WRFALP, 107.9FM radio. Ken Hardley will
host the evening, interviewing and performing with his guests.
The audience will be seated onstage
with Ken and McEuen for an intimate
performance. Tickets are $25. Seating
for both shows is limited.
The Studio Theater is located at 108
East Third Street in Jamestown, NY, just
a few doors down from the Reg Lenna
Center for The Arts entrance (116 East
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October 20, 2014
One of Our Own!
Article by
Katrina Fuller
Lucy sits comfortably in her recliner, a smile on her face and a
glimmer in her eyes. All around the living room, the pieces of her life
fit together much like the puzzle that sits on her table, wait-ing to be
completed. “I love puzzles,” Lucy says, motioning to the red barn that has
made its way to the surface of a jumble of pieces. “It’s something to do.”
This enigmatic lady is always doing something, from puzzles to dazzling
piano recitals and more. After more than 40 years of giving back to the
community through music, crocheting, and simply loving, Lucy Miller
is still an ac-tive force of good.
Born in 1925, Lucille “Lucy” Miller grew up in a small town called
Phoenix, NY. “It’s about 15 miles away from Syracuse.” She remembers
fondly. “It was a family of eight children - I was a little farm girl.” Growing
up, she recalls there was always work and chores to be done, especially
with living on a farm. However, after the labor of the day was finished,
her family also knew how to have a good time. “We had a lot of fun
in our family because we had our own orchestra!” Lucy recalls many
exciting nights, experiencing music in her daily life with her family. “We
were all very musical; it was just something that you did if you were in
our family.”
Lucy married young and moved to Niagara Falls, NY, which came
to be a difficult time for the young woman. “That was kind of hard,”
she says. “I didn’t know anybody and I had five kids.” In 1955, Lucy
relocated to Jamestown, NY, finding a niche here in Western New York.
“For a long time going home was Syracuse, but this is home now.” Lucy
has certainly found a home here In Jamestown, from playing piano at
the Lucille Ball Little Theatre, acting as the musical director for the Jr.
Guilders, playing the organ for many area churches, and so much more.
To begin with, Lucy took care of her children and was active in
the PTA and her church. “I was a member of the First Baptist Church
and the Judson Fellowship - so I was the organist for them for 25 or
30 years.” Lucy also played piano for area high schools, accompanying
their produc-tions with her extraordinarily skilled piano playing. “I
played for Jamestown High School and two or three times at Falconer,
too.” Always active in the community, Lucy used her musical gifts to
enrich area events and programs.
While still in her 30s, Lucy made a simple move that would forever
change her life: she left a note. “Some friends of mine were working
backstage at the Little Theatre and I said ‘Do you think they’d ever have
use of a rehearsal pianist?’” Afterwards, she decided to join the Theatre as a
member. When she sent in the money for her membership, she also sent
a note saying: “If you ever need a rehearsal pianist, let me know.” Little did
she know she would spend the next 40 years behind the keys for music
programs, shows, and more at her beloved theater. In 1975, she began
playing piano for shows, accompanying the great musical “Show Boat”.
“That was the beginning,” she explains. “I signed up for the long term!”
Lucy is also very proud of her work as the Musical Director of the
Junior Guilders. For over 30 years, the youngsters in the program have
known her as “Aunt Lucy”, even as they get older. “When we were at
Chautauqua, the young man running sound at the Amphitheater had been
a Guilder 25 years ago!” Lucy laughs. “It’s just nice when they remember
you.” With the Guilders, Lucy has played at Chautauqua Institution, the
White House, and even overseas in London and Paris. “The biggest thrill
is playing in the Amphitheatre,” Lucy says with a smile. “To be at that great
big piano - that’s a thrill!” Though she has traveled near and far, her favorite
place is still right here at home.
Lucy has had the pleasure of accepting several awards from numerous
organizations throughout the year. “I don’t like to brag...but this is my music
room.” Hung on the wall of her personal den of music is a wide range of
awards, from the Axel Carlson Award from the Community Founda-tion
to the Life Time
Award From the
Lucille Ball Little
Theatre. Over the
years she has been
honored with the
VIP Award from
the Jamestown A
Cappella Choir,
the Woman of the
Year Award from
the Jamestown
Interclub Council, COURTESY PHOTO
and the Woman of
Achievement award from the YWCA. When asked about her accolades,
she modestly defers. “I’m just in the right place at the right time.”
Lucy has always dedicated her time and care to her community,
from playing shows at the com-munity churches and theaters, to private
recitals at local nursing homes. Stepping out from be-hind the Piano, Lucy
also gives of her time through donating hand crocheted blankets to local
organizations, being a member of Rotary – where she both entertains and
accompanies her fel-low Rotarians in song every Monday at their noon
meetings – and much more. “I just love peo-ple - I love to do things for
people.” Her caring nature and wonderful spirit is evidence of this, not to
mention the good works that come from her labors of love.
One of Our Own is a new feature in which contributing columnist,
Katrina Fuller, will spotlight some of the most inspiring and
accomplished individuals in our community, the people who make life
better and richer for us all. One of Our Own Features will be archived
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