HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006/1
Volume 202, No. 22 & Morrisville Eye On
May 31 to June 6, 2006
Home of Joyce Nevison
PCD looks for input
on vision statement
Public meetings planned eteria in Hamilton and 7 p.m. June
7 at the Poolville Community Cen-
for June 6 and 7 ter.
The Partnership for Community For almost three months, mem-
Development has scheduled two bers of the PCD Economic Develop-
public meetings for open discus- ment Plan Steering Committee and
sion of draft economic develop- Advisory Board have relied on
ment vision state- business owner and community in-
Eye On ments for the vil- put provided last fall through sur-
lages of Hamilton veys and focus group discussions
and Earlville as to shape their discussions of the
well as the town of economic outlooks for the villages
Hamilton. The ses- of Hamilton and Earlville, as well
Local News sions will be held as the town of Hamilton.
at 7 p.m. June 6 at
the Hamilton Central School Caf- See ‘PCD,’ page 3
time! Reward offered for
Meet the top
the MECS and
driver in fatal crash
On May 14, Mother’s Day, the curve, a minivan traveling south-
HCS Class of New York State Police in bound on Route 8 had entered the
2006 and learn Morrisville investigated a one-car curve in the northbound lane.
DANA SUE MILLER serious personal injury motor ve- Kelleher attempted evasive action
where graduates Second graders Tristen Martin (partially hidden) and Wayne Lyrek watch closely while hicle accident that occurred at ap- by driving to the east shoulder.
are heading after Edward R. Andrews Elementary enrichment teacher Joyce Nevison sets up an experi- proximately 8 a.m. on State Route Kelleher’s vehicle struck a guide
high school. A ment. Nevison was selected as the Employee of the Year for the district this year. 8, Leonardsville, rail at which time the victim
town of struck her head on the rear passen-
complete list of Eye On Brookfield, Madi- ger door frame. The description of
Salute to the
MECS honors son County. The
victim in the acci-
dent, Elaine L.
the southbound minivan is as fol-
lows: a blue or teal colored
minivan, newer style, unknown
Employee of the Year
Tsadilas, 76, of 146 make/model, being operated by an
Class of 2006. Local News Camp Hill Road, adult white female.
South New Berlin, The family of Tsadilas has of-
Inside succumbed to her injuries on at fered a $5,000 reward for any in-
6:25 p.m. May 23 while at St. formation that will lead to the ar-
District honors with all students at Andrews in
Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica. rest and conviction of the opera-
grades kindergarten through sixth
The accident occurred when the tor of the southbound minivan.
Worn Again ‘a woman for all grade at least once a week, and de-
pending on the current topic, some
operator of the vehicle, James Anyone who may have any infor-
Kelleher, also of South New Berlin, mation is requested to contact the
celebrates seasons’ much more. She is well-known for
was traveling northbound on State New York State Police in Oneida
her impressive Science Fairs each
BY DANA SUE MILLER Route 8. As Kelleher entered a at 366-6000.
10 years. spring. She encourages students to
look beyond the predictable. The
See page 7 At its May meeting the results have been impressive. She
Morrisville-Eaton Board of Educa- said she hopes the children will
tion honored Joyce Nevison as Em- look around them and want to learn
CALENDAR .......... 2 ployee of the Year. more. It seems to be working be-
Eye On Nevison serves as cause the students bring her “do-
CLASSIFIEDS ...... B1 the enrichment nations,” including wounded but-
EDITORIAL ........... 4 teacher at the Ed- terflies and fossils, from their yard.
OBITUARIES ....... 24 ward R. Andrews In a recent session with Mrs.
Elementary Kerwin’s second grade class she
RELIGION ........... 22
Local News School, a position wandered easily from a donated
SPORTS ............. 27 she has held for 14 jaw bone from some unknown
years. The position was adver- source to cloning to a discussion of
tised as a part-time job which she density and then to rocks. The chil-
took because she thought it would dren eagerly raised their hands to
be interesting. Since then the dis- contribute to the easy flow of the
trict has expanded the job into a lesson. They were disappointed
full-time position and Nevison has when they had to move on to next
taken it well beyond full time. class. Nevison said that she gets a
Interim Superintendent Patrick lot of help from parents and others
Curtin expressed the board’s ap- in the community who see the
preciation for the wonderful things work she is doing.
she does with all the students. He In addition to expanding the
dubbed her a “woman for all sea- children’s academic knowledge,
sons” alluding to the year long em- Nevison also offers opportunities Raising the colors
phasis she places on learning about to better understand other cultures Community Memorial Hospital President and CEO David W. Felton, right, Vice President
the world the students live in. He and the earth’s valuable resources. of Medical Affairs Dr. Michael Jastremski and Director of Building Services Michael
concluded by saying that Nevison As part of the elementary student
Moshier raise a flag presented to the hospital by the men of ODA 765, 2nd Battalion, 7th
is a treasure for the MECS school council, an after school activity
district and that the district is Special Forces Group, Firebase Ghecko in Kandahar Province. The flag flew over Afghani-
she advises, the students are con-
very fortunate to have her. stan in March and the gift was arranged by Jastremski’s son-in-law, Master Sergeant Tony
tributing to the Save-A-Rainforest
Nevison is a bit more modest project. She had a parent make a Pastore, who is serving with the Special Forces. Firebase Ghecko is on the site of what was
about her accomplishments. She large donation of socks and the once the headquarters of former Supreme Taliban Commander Mullah Mohammed
6 09859 00008 9 will assure you that her program is Omar and the flag’s presence there demonstrates America’s resolve and success in
all about the kids. Nevison meets See ‘Nevison,’ page 3 fighting terrorism.
2/ HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006
132 Albany St.
Cazenovia, NY 13035 DATEBOOK
People of the World
Paintings and drawings by W. Edward Edmonston, retired
Colgate professor, at the Hamilton Library until June 30.
Welsh Church opening
655-3415 Featuring barbershop style singing group at 7 p.m. Sunday
email@example.com June 4, located on Welsh Church Road in East Nelson. Call 55-
Learn how-to night:
Mint Meadows, soap makers from Erieville, will show how
soap is made at 6:30 p.m. June 1. Come and learn why making
soap was so important in the 19th century and see some of their
samples. This program is a part of the Morrisville Public Library’s
Madison County Bicentennial Celebration.
Sports: Children’s art show
Phil Blackwell The Barge Canal Coffee Shop at 11:30 a.m. Saturday June 3.
434-8889, ext. 348 Book and print signing with Will Moses
firstname.lastname@example.org At the Evergreen Gallery between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday June 4.
Ice Cream Opus
Classical music at the Earlville Opera House at 3 p.m. Sunday Peterboro’s Civil War Weekend is scheduled for June 10 and 11. It begins at 10
June 4. a.m. on the Peterboro Green with a variety of activities commemorating Civil
War history. For more, see page 10.
Ongoing Quilters meet
10 a.m. every Tuesday the Quilters Club meets in the
Lori Lewis Tuesdays Morrisville Public Library Program Room. Cross-stitching,
655-3415 Colgate Inn 7 to 10 p.m. Live Jazz, 824-2300 patchwork and quilting along with conversation.
email@example.com Wednesdays Car donations needed
(deadline: 5 p.m. Friday) Hamilton Movie Theater 10 a.m. free children’s matinee, 824- The NYS Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs are looking for car donations to
2724 help support their programs. Some restrictions apply. 800-246-
Music in the park 7 p.m., Barge if it rains, 824-4331 Kiddies Korner at Morrisville Public Library
Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday. Bring toddlers and
Colgate Inn 8 to 10 p.m. Music and Barbecue, 824-2300 pre-schoolers for an interactive story and craft hour.
Saturdays Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild meeting
Farmers market on the green 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at St. James Episco-
Classified Advertising: Sundays pal Church in Clinton from September through June. Visitors
Julie Galvin Nichols and Beal 6 to 9 p.m. live music in courtyard, 824-2222 and new members welcome.
(deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday)
HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006/3
Me, I’m still on the road, head-
ing for another joint. We always
did feel the same, we just saw it
from a different point of view,
From page 1
“The PCD would now like to present the
draft vision statements, and potential ob-
jectives and actions to the public to obtain
further comment and to continue the con-
versation,” said David Hale, Colgate Uni-
versity Treasurer. “A lot of good ideas have
surfaced, but we recognize we can’t do it
Both the steering committee and advi-
sory board are comprised of local resi-
tangled up in blue.
dents, business owners, municipal and
Colgate University officials and other com-
munity leaders. Their discussion has cul-
When some outstanding disas-
minated in draft economic development
ter happens to the ordinary man,
vision statements for the villages of
it finds him prepared. Years of
Hamilton and Earlville, as well as the town
missing the 8:45, taking the dog
of Hamilton. In addition, the group has de-
for a run on rainy nights, endeav-
oring to abate smoky chimneys,
Prom Court veloped a number of potential community
development objectives and initiatives
and coming down to breakfast The 2006 MECS Prom Court: Chad Roher and Kayla VanDee, Brandon Confer and Jessica Simmons, Queen
that work toward capitalizing on potential
and discovering that they’ve McKay Mennig and King Austin Blodgett, Prince Ryan Jones and Princess Amber Dailey, Court Daniel Furness and
opportunities or address a particular need.
burned the bacon again, have Jessica DeKing, Andrea Forward and Adam Campbell.
According to Hamilton Mayor Sue
given his soul a protective hard-
McVaugh, “the list of potential initiatives
Fifth Hamilton Music Mix
ness, so that by the time his
was the result of the consultant’s findings,
wife’s relations arrive for a long
suggestions from residents and business
visit he is ready for them.
owners and hours of discussion among the
PCD Advisory Board members.”
In dealing with stress, the
most important thing is finding
out where there is an imbalance
kicks off July 15 With additional public input, the advi-
sory board and steering committee mem-
bers hope to draft an action plan that would
Great music, delicious food, arts and favorite for families and will feature two then be presented to the community in the
in your life. Forget special diets,
crafts and fun family activities bring thou- new events: Tracy Kane, children’s au- next few months.
expensive retreats, and tran-
sands to the annual Hamilton Music Mix. thor, will read her book “Fairy Houses,” “As a community we need to prioritize
quilizers, finding a balance in
This year Saturday July 15 promises to be followed by a workshop for people to build and pursue the initiatives most important
your work, rest, and play is truly
the best yet. Viva Quetzal will start off the a fairy house, and the Rosamond Gifford to the residents and businesses of the
the most effective treatment for
day with Latin American favorites as the Zoo will present an exhibit of wild, exotic Hamilton area,” said Walter Jaquay,
stress you will find.
“world” music this year. Hamiltonian Geoff rainforest animals. Hamilton town supervisor.
Kraly returns from New York City with his Volunteers are needed to help perform a “Everyone is putting in long hours en-
band to play fusion jazz. Matt Chase and the variety of tasks: from setting up to taking gaging the public in discussion and debat-
What precisely is my object
Thunder Canyon Band bring a new country down, taking photos, answering questions, ing some tough topics,” said Mike Ogden,
in writing? If it is not for the pub-
and the Wood’s Tea Company wraps up with selling musical notes and more. President of the PCD. “Although we have
lic, then after all, why should I
folk, bluegrass and celtic tunes. For more information visit some decision making ahead, I have to say
not simply recall these incidents
Once again artists, farmer’s market partnersatwork.org or contact Patricia von that this discussion and process is cer-
in my own mind without putting
vendors, restaurants, the Car Cruise-in Mechow, festival coordinator, Partnership tainly beginning to open lines of communi-
them down on paper?
and Craig Crouch’s Lake Moraine Run will for Community Development at 825-3537 or cation among community leaders and
-Fyodor Dostoevsky build consensus. In the end we hope to
be featured. The Kids’ Space Tent is a firstname.lastname@example.org.
have consensus about which direction we
Clues: 1. Quartered apples
want to head as a community.”
2. Noah’s triage 3. Ready The Partnership for Community Devel-
Answer on page 5. opment was formed in 1999 to develop and
From page 1 implement a community-driven revital-
instrumental in getting grants for supplies for ization strategy focused on economic and
Public is invited group decided to send them to the soldiers the gardening and beautification projects the community development initiatives that
The Cazenovia Fine Arts Depart- in Iraq. This year a new opportunity sprang students have initiated around the school. will boost Hamilton’s role as a key eco-
ment will present several spring events up when a young student whose family has Nevison said that she continues to take nomic, educational, civic and cultural hub
through June. The schedule of con- ties to Kenya decided to collect school sup- courses and read a wide range of materials to in Central New York.
certs and art shows is as follows: plies for the school children there who have keep current with new topics that might be Hamilton area residents are encouraged
Thursday, June 1: Middle School so little. The project has expanded beyond of interest to the children. When she is not at to attend either the June 6 or 7 meeting.
Concert and Art Show, 7 p.m. the school walls to a Syracuse area school school or chasing down supplies for the next During the meeting, draft vision state-
Monday, June 5: High School Art that has adopted the project as well. activity, she likes to kayak, participate in ments and potential economic develop-
Show Opening & Reception at Debra Dushko, the principal of the Hamilton Garden Club activities, putter in ment objectives and initiatives will be
Cazenovia Andrews Elementary School, describes her own gardens or walk her dog, Quinn. presented and discussed. Participants will
College Art Gallery, 7 p.m. Nevison as extremely kid-focused. She also Maybe she will find time in the near future to then be asked to help fine tune the vision
Wednesday, June 7: High School complimented her by adding that she has a indulge in her secret desire two leisurely statements and prioritize the initiatives.
Music Department “Cazenovia in Con- real sense of the mission of school that in- read a novel or to, but meanwhile she will For more information call the PCD Office
cert” atthe John H. Mulroy Civic Cen- cludes learning and caring. Dushko empha- most likely be chasing after the next cre- at 825-3537.
ter, 7:30 p.m. sized her ability to bring out the individual ative way to challenge her students.
strengths of each student. She has also been
4/ HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006
EDITORIAL Life in the fast food lane
You know how some days So now that I’ve rooted out
Notice the jagged you just don’t feel like cooking?
Well, that’s most days. What
Willie my uneasiness, I can approach
the day with a clean heart and a
margin on the right
about the days you really can’t fresh start. I’ll go for a walk and
cook. That happened to me last ride my bike to work. The fresh
night. We had everything; I air always sharpens my mind.
Opinions are like belly buttons: Everybody’s got one. It is went shopping, but I just On the job I’ve decided that consciousness
what makes us unique. It gives us a sense of free will. We form couldn’t cook dinner. We called is the secret to life. Being alert
them without knowing why or how. It’s just a part of the out for pizza and wings. Now I makes time go slower, hence,
human condition to have opinions, nothing to be ashamed of, have to write my column, and I extra hour because the night you live longer. You can have
or too proud of either. But opinions have a place and should be just can’t. Nothing comes to previous I was ripped off due to hundreds of thoughts bouncing
carefully applied. They should be typed and e-mailed, not mind. Maybe I’m in a rut of a late gig and an early paper around your head every
spray-painted. sorts. I have an early deadline production. I dreamed that a minute. Or you can get off the
Sometimes opinions are veiled as beliefs or even facts. Very this week and Baxter is not lady I did not know was making couch, three hours older, with
strong arguments are made, sometimes in the heat of anger, to helping. Maybe that’s what’s me feel guilty that my grand- one thought: The Yankees lost.
prove the truth of one man’s opinion over another’s. Surely many stressing me out. I’m convinced mother was drinking alone and The key is blood flow. I know
documented facts through the years began as opinions and later stress is the root of all evil, the how come I never visited her. that if I can get my blood
grew more substantial. And likewise, many facts through the bullet with my name on it. It’s true that I’ve been flowing I can think more and do
years turned out to be merely strong opinions by influential fact Sleep is the best medicine for cutting back on my drinking, more. I’ll be able to attain all
makers. stress. There’s nothing like a there was only one way to cut those things I was hoping for,
Newspaper text appears in various forms, but there is good night’s sleep to recharge and it had to be back, but I still physical well-being and peace
always a distinction between a news column and an opinion the batteries. Sleep is my felt I should be visiting my of mind. Surpassing the expec-
column. The news column has a straight edge on both the left favorite drug. It’s as addictive lonely grandmother. The lady, tations of my mother may be a
and the right margin, while an opinion column only has a as heroin but without the who was my grandmother’s little too much to ask, but from
straight edge on the left hand side. You will notice the differ- needles. It’s more relaxing than daughter, alluded to her dead now on I’m going to live my life
ence in type on page 5 compared to page 1. The front page is pot without the munchies or the sister, my mother, saying she faster. I’m going to travel at the
straight news and the margins reflect that on both sides. Pages paranoia. It’s a more perfect would’ve expected more from speed of light, then I’ll turn on
4 and 5 in this paper are reserved for opinions. The paper does balance than uppers and me. I woke up feeling extremely my headlights and turn back
not necessarily agree or disagree with any of the opinions downers. It’s more hallucino- guilty, an emotion not easily time. Maybe I’ll visit my
except for the editorial, which is what you are currently genic than LSD, my dreams are contrived. grandmother more often.
reading. An editorial is an opinion that the newspaper staff anyway. And it trumps booze As a routine, I address my Maybe I’ll get to know the sister
agrees on. every time. Sleeping it off is early morning grogginess with my mother never had. It’s all
In recent weeks, there have been some harsh opinions always the best solution, unless a jog to the porch for the morn- possible, when you’re blood is
appearing in this paper. Some readers have disagreed you’re driving or at your ing daily, a skip to the kitchen flowing.
strongly with the opinions of some of the writers. The writers girlfriend’s parents’ house for for my daily caffeine and a Sorry about the writer’s
get to express themselves in letters to the editor, or sometimes dinner. sprint to the bathroom for my block, I’m sure it’s just my latent
in the form of a guest column. The newspaper is a proper The best sleep follows exhaus- mandatory sit-down. By this sobriety rearing its ugly head.
forum to air out differences, as long as the dialogue is clean tion. Never does a pillow feel so time, I’m fully awake and able Baxter, my wood-carved jack-
and pertinent. The newspaper encourages written response good as at the end of a long hard to deal with my mental hy- rabbit, doesn’t disagree. He’s
and equal time. day of physical activity, prefer- giene. First of all, my mother peaceful and calm, but always
It is the newspaper’s prerogative to responsibly print what ably in fresh air. Otherwise, if never had a sister. Secondly, ready to jump. I think there’s a
is responsibly written. It is also the newspaper’s duty to print you only sleep two hours one my grandmother has been dead lesson there and I wish the
disagreeable opinions that are submitted in fair manner. It is night, it’s always good to catch for almost 15 years and she Yankees could learn it. If stress
not the newspaper’s intention to draw a line in the sand, up the next night with a full never drank. That my mother is a bullet, you don’t need to
though it may be the writer’s intention. The newspaper’s eight and maybe one or two always expected more from me, dodge it. If you get your blood
place is to be the forum wherein all opinions may be heard. extra. The dreams in that last I can live with that. But a guilt- flowing you can just outrun it.
The side of a garage is not the proper forum; the newspaper is. portion are always worth the inflicting diatribe from an aunt Anyway, so it’s pizza and wings
time. that never was, that’s just too this time and next week I’ll cook
IN HISTORY This morning I got to sleep an much. you up something real good.
June 1, 1938 - The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was
FROM THE MAIL BAG
June 2, 1924 - Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians. simply state that he was one of treat his friends, and many he
June 5, 1968 - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the Thanks for the the most decent and kind had as could be determined by
June 6, 1944 - Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, support individuals I have ever met. An the number of people he would
early memory of Richard is of know in a restaurant or walking
France, on D-Day. To the editor, him popping over to our house along Albany Street.
June 7, 1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the The family of Mary T. Clarke one summer evening, while we Kelly and I moved to our
Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence. is grateful for the kind words were still busily constructing a present home during the
and expressions of sympathy cedar deck. In one hand was a summer of 2003 and like most
from so many friends and bottle of wine and in the other a people who move, we lost the
Tribune neighbors throughout the platter of shrimp cocktail.
community. You thoughtfulness “Even busy carpenters need a
and loving concern mean a
great deal to all of us and have
break,” he said. He always had
daily intimacy that we came to
enjoy with Richard. Anytime I
would call or see him on the
a smile and went out of his way street, he never failed to give
132 Albany St., provided support and comfort to make you feel at ease. me that big smile, and spend a
Cazenovia, New York 13035 during a time of sorrow. Dick threw fabulous Christ- little time with me. Like most
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THE CLARKE FAMILY mas parties, to which we were people, we had a short-hand
Phone: 315-655-3415 ● Fax: 315-655-3813 privileged to be invited. His language, where we would be
Willie Kiernan, Editor In honor of house was always decorated to caught up with each other after
the nines, full of good people just a few sentences. Cazenovia
Lori A. Lewis, Advertising Representative
Pam Kennedy, Madison County Advertising Director
Richard Ayer and good times. He was overly has lost an extremely good
To the editor: generous, insisting on paying person, and Kelly and I will
The Hamilton & Morrisville Tribune is a unit of Eagle Newspapers, for lunch or dinner (the miss him very much.
My wife Kelly and I moved
434-8889 Lincklaen was his favorite), PHIL AND KELLY FOLTMAN
next door to Richard in the
Richard K. Keene, President and CEO, Ext. 302 even if it was your turn many WILLOWIND FARM,
spring of 1993. Within a few
John McIntyre, Vice President and COO times over. He just loved to MANLIUS
David Grieves, Operations Manager, Ext. 311 days we were treated to meet-
ing Richard and his late com-
David Tyler, Executive Editor, Ext. 340
Daniel Lovell, Managing Editor, Ext. 330 panion, Donald Utter. Both men
Tami Grashof, Corporate Advertising Director, Ext. 320 were exceedingly warm and
Geoff Stickel, Marketing/Circulation Director , Ext. 312 generous and welcomed us into
Sharon Doldo, Business Manager, Ext. 305 The Tribune welcomes letters on subjects of interest to
the neighborhood, their home
Julie Galvin, Classified Advertising Director, Ext. 324 our readers. All letters must bear a daytime telephone
and ultimately, their hearts.
Office of Publication: 72 Albany St., Cazenovia, New York 13035 Don was a successful local number. The telephone number will not be printed or
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businessman and Richard was a released.
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YOUNG VOICES Oh say can you see...or sing?
Our culturally disadvantaged still unfolding / over the land of
what they say or not even try at all.
the car winds down the road
president is saying the “Star-
Spangled Banner” should be
Donald the free / The sacred flag....”
The second verse - only two
as you slowly turn the wheel The alleys are dark in Cazenovia sung only in English. Are we Krueger so far - does seem to have a bit
around the curve. all three of them. looking at a marital tiff here? of timely ethnic self-interest:
not concentrating really Laura says, “I don’t think
just letting the road flow there’s anything wrong with
are equal / We
Cazenovia “Freedom, wein our anthem....
following where it can take The Wall singing it in Spanish,” as hubby curmudgeon My people keep fighting / It’s
you. George is reported to have done time to break the chains....” No
above you, gray sky covers
BY NYE CAREY while on the campaign trail in Bill O’Reilly, who would like to threat to the original. The
blue 2004, complete with mariachi get our minds off their, respec- British music producer says its
a hint of pink in the east A year ago, I saw the most band. Has he ever had “guest tively, drug and sexual harass- not to discourage anyone new to
a bright yellow sun shining. moving thing that I have ever workers,” legal or not, on his ment problems. Small the U.S. from learning English. I
each a little piece of what the seen. I was in Washington D.C. Texas ranch? Presidential aides minds...busy, busy, busy. wonder, did he himself write it
day could hold. when I went to the Vietnam deny everything. Speaking of such, George W. or did he commission it from
you never know which War Memorial. There was an Dubya was moved to his did say, in reply to a press- those American-citizen Puerto
until you get up and live. older man kneeling and touch- pronouncement by the appear- conference question, that he Rican singers?
ing the wall with one hand as if ance of a Spanish-language doesn’t believe the war in Iraq One other thing: given the
the road still goes on he was touching a loved one version of our national anthem is a sign of the Apocalypse or desecrations of the English
you can’t see any more than again. He was also sobbing as if courtesy of a British(!) music fulfillment of Biblical prophecy: language Star-Spangled Banner
the next curve the walls could talk and tell him producer with the help of hip- “I guess I’m more of a practical by assorted performers, celebri-
the crest of the coming hill. the one he cared about was hop stars and Puerto Rican fellow.” Jack Van Impe take ties and 10-year-old children –
uncertainty lies beyond okay. After watching for a singers. George does know note. Jimi Hendrix and Rosanne Barr
but if you persevere you’ll minute, the man got up and laid Puerto Ricans are all American As for the Spanish language among them – this harmless bit
find it. a dark red rose on the granite citizens, doesn’t he? A fact often anthem, it’s more of a take-off of Spanish language doesn’t
they say wall. overlooked by New Yorkers, than a translation. It won’t win seem to be worth getting all hot
‘so you don’t know where After this, it hit me how it especially, who say, “They all any more petry prizes than the and bothered about, not hurting
you’re going yet.’ must feel to lose a brother, son, look alike to me.” Members of original, and doubtful it it’ll anyone of whatever race, creed,
it doesn’t matter. or father. And this blended in Congress are also in a tizzy, as if bring tears to the eyes of color or place of national origin.
you’ve got time. to what my father had said to they haven’t anything better to Olympic medal winners, sung As a sensible sounding letter-to-
me a while back. He said that worry about. Interviewed on to the tune of that old English the-New York Times writer
time to burn there was no honor guard or ABC-TV, members appear not drinking song or not. The said, “Saying that the anthem
time to waste parade or happy families after to know the words to the first Spanish language title is should be sung only in English
time to let your mind wander he came back from the war. He verse...in English, never mind “Nuestro Himno” - “Our is like Bible publishers saying
like the meandering road. said that there was just a little Spanish. Hymn” or “Our Anthem” in that the Bible be read only in its
so take the chance. old woman with donuts and Why all the fuss? Well, there English, not “Himno Nacional.” original languages.”
coffee for a plane full of soldiers. are Dubya’s poll numbers; it was The words are respectful Has anyone asked Madison
your wheels are smooth on the And the home that he left was time for someone in a right-wing enough and in their own way County’s immigrant workers
pavement not the same one that he had think tank somewhere to come up appropriately patriotic: “The what they think? Odd, those
as the journey continues. left. No one appreciated what with yet another inconsequential day is breaking, do you see it? flag-waving real Americans
an expedition the soldiers were doing or what emotion-arousing issue to take In the / light of the dawn? / seeing an occasional Mexican
you’ll find what you’ve been they were dying for. The only our minds off the really big stuff, What we so acclaimed at flag: are they so bothered by
looking for in the end. thing that they had to show for like (same) sex and war. A vast nightfall? / Its stars, its stripes Irish flags on St. Patrick’s Day
the future’s never been more the war was a granite wall with right-wing conspiracy at work / flew yesterday / in the fierce or Italian flags on Columbus
clouded the 58,000 names of their fallen here? battle / in a sign of victory, / Day? In the meantime, don’t let
but in your heart the most brothers. This made me mad It’s been a trip for letters-to- the glow of battle, in step with trying to remember the words,
clear. and sad at the same time, the-editor writers and, of liberty.... (Chorus) Oh say! / the English or Spanish, keep you
the road is right knowing that their country and course, for Rush Limbaugh and voice of your starry beauty / is awake at night....
and so is the time. government had turned their
you drive alongside the sun- back on the soldiers.
set, taking the next turn. It was like the 58,000 dead
if only you could see it now. were there, staring at me as I
looked at the wall. Its beautiful
so you don’t know where polished face reflects the Something happened last the room I’d closed myself into.
you’re going, they all say. carnage of the war. It also felt week. Something really weird. I had an appointment with
you quietly smile like the ghosts of Vietnam were It happened somewhere Samanthi myself, and it was long overdue.
laid to rest at that wall and as if between a triple article dead- The second breath began to feel
exhale and lean back.
because in your heart the men were waiting for their line, trying to moonwalk out of
Martinez right again, and I mentally
you know you do families to say goodbye. a project I had insinuated crossed things off my to-do list.
myself into, volunteering to be Tea & Not things I had done, but
Cazenovia Roses in two places at one time, and simplicity things I wouldn’t do, couldn’t
cooking a Mexican dinner for do, and shouldn’t have agreed
BY BRITTANY FURLONG
BY MIA REIZUN 15 hungry teenage girls. Now, to in the first place. I was
don’t get me wrong - individu- things in different colors so that beginning to get the hang of
A small quaint community, ally, these are the things I live it looks pretty.) But the cre- breathing again, nice and slow.
Oh, the colors that you can hold, for. My dream job would be to scendo that started with When I turned the page to a
perfect to raise a family they
Chosenwhenyouareinaseed’swomb float from one volunteer assign- Monday; the checklists, the new week, and it was Monday
Brought to life when you choose ment to another, day planner in errands, the appointments, again, I knew I had another
The people who move to town, hand. Call me the princess of raced through Tuesday and chance. Another go at keeping
drive through, projects - I’ll take ‘em all on! Wednesday, picking up steam things simple and sane, taking
You are never dull and always bold
the perfect place. What? You need dinner for 30 and bits of tooth and nail. By on only what I knew I could
people lickety-split? You can the time Friday arrived, I was a handle and delegating the rest. I
A reminder that one is in count on me! And writing was mess. On top of that, my allergy paced my work; I made a vow to
You have to live here to know, just like talking except with under-promise and over-
another’s grace, medicine left me feeling fuzzy
every town has its alleys, dirty letters, and I don’t think I’ve and vague. deliver.
That to someone one is held most
and dark ever been at a loss for words. I wondered what happened The trouble with wearing
But last week, I crashed and to my manageable routine. I many hats is that you’ve got to
Possessing a love that would burned. Luckily not the dinner. used to have one, and it wasn’t have a pretty big hat rack to
Where deals take place,
bring one to cry That was about the only thing that long ago, as I recall. But by hang them all on when you’re
and the homeless sleep. that got done right. the time Saturday skidded into not wearing them. But the
And always bringing smiles upon
a face When I look back at my the picture, I was being carried opportunity to do, go, see, be
Caz has only three alleys, calendar, I can see where I went along the waves of confusion to there (and not be square) is
a few dark nooks and crannies wrong. It was the classic the mainland of chaos. And like worth it. To be engaged and
Your smell is a reminder of a example of over-commitment. the frog in the pot of water on useful is all we ever really need
and one homeless man,
deep love, You know - that feeling of being the stove, I let it engulf me, out of life. You have to be able to
who left long ago. spread so thin that you’re rolling with fluid intensity and smile and enjoy the sunshine
That one always finds most sweet
That brings back memories of practically transparent, as if beginning to feel the heat. I while you’re being useful,
There are many more alleys the very life will evaporate out knew I was cooked. though. And you have to know
when people first meet of you in a gust of wind. A The road back started with when to write things in your
in this town that the “old and
As pure as a heaven sent dove rainbow of dates and appoint- one deep, slow breath, bringing calendar in pencil. Just in case
ments scattered like confetti foreign calm air into my lungs. I you need an escape hatch.
don’t realize or ignore. across the pages. (I like to write leaned back against the door of
To me you represent a part of my
Too good to open their eyes,
Because my middle name and
pay someone else to expose it
yours are one in the same.
What’s the word? Answer: Prepared
6/ HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006
MORRISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
Celebrating the past
BY MICHELLE A. FORWARD, the library for outdoor games of long ago. See
LIBRARY MANAGER what the children did for fun outside. Refresh-
ments will be provided.
Be sure to stop into the library during the Some upcoming events to celebrate the bicen-
months of May and June and view Morrisville’s tennial: Bicentennial Talk June 19 on Abolition,
Local Landmarks on display now in the program Bicentennial Talk June 26 on Phrenology, The
room. The Morrisville Historical Society has Priceteeni Flea Circus is coming to the library on
made a wonderful arrangement of all the build- June 28, on June 29 a Civil War Reenactment and
ings that are now locally historic. How many do our big Community picnic with free food and
you know? square dancing on June 30. Look for details in the
Did you know that this year Madison County is upcoming weeks.
200 years old? The library is If you would like a complete listing of events
Eye On holding a two month -long cel- stop into the library and pick up a brochure at the
ebration in May and June to circulation desk or check out our website,
honor the bicentennial of our www.midyork.org/morrisville and click on bi-
county. All events are open to centennial celebration.
the public so be sure to join in If you have any treasure, pirate or parrot para-
Local News and learn about the local history. phernalia that you would like to donate for an
The library will be hosting various different exhibit in the front foyer, please let us know. The
areas of Madison County and topics that are rel- summer reading program this year is Books: A
evant to the 1800s and Madison County. Join in Treasure. There will be a display in July on that
for the bicentennial talks every Monday until the theme. If you have items that you are willing to
end of June. donate for the month please stop in at the library
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jim Ford will be doing a or call at 684-9130.
slide presentation entitled, “Around the town- As some of you have heard the library is recre-
ship of Madison.” At 7 p.m. Monday June 12, join ating a community picnic of the 1800s at the end of
Sue Greenhagen for her Magical History Tour. June and is looking for several donations of food
Take a ride back into history and learn what life items, to people who would like to help prepare
was like in this area. foods, serve on the evening of the picnic, to clean
At 6:30 p.m. Friday June 9 bring the family to up helpers.
Pay What You Want Tuesday
returns to Hamilton Theater June 6
BY JULIE DUDRICK said Hamilton Theater’s Chuck Fox. “For some
folks, this provides an opportunity to enjoy mov-
To kick off summer and help celebrate inde- ies they might not otherwise be able to see. For
pendent theater for the community, Hamilton others, this is a way to show their support of the-
Theater invites guests to pay what you want to ater programming through their ticket purchase.
see any movie on Tuesday June 6. And, it’s a fun way for the theater to show appre-
Introduced originally to help ciation for the community.”
Eye On kick off the return of Bargain Fox said the theater is grateful to the sponsor of
Tuesdays at the theater, Pay the event, who asked to remain anonymous. The
What You Want Tuesday has be- chamber group from the Chenango Music Festi-
come a highlight for moviegoers. val will entertain arriving guests with music un-
Audience members can decide der the marquee.
Local News for themselves what to pay for The theater will feature three outstanding films
any movie shown that day. on June 6, including “X-MEN III: The Last Stand.”
“The response the first year was so enthusias- Check movie schedules for exact show times, or
tic, we’ve repeated the event as a way to cel- call the theater at 824-2724.
ebrate independent theater for the community,”
Community workers receive honors
Community Memorial Hospital named its 2006 Downen is always acting as advocate with fami-
Nurse of Distinction and Outstanding Employee lies and physicians and she is a team player,”
during a celebration of National Hospital Week. read her nomina-
Nancy Downen, a registered nurse in the Am- tion. “She is
bulatory Surgery Center, who has been at Com- positive and
munity Memorial for 22 years, was recognized for smiling from the
her “knowledge, moment she first
skill and exper- meets a patient
tise that has al- and she is always
ways helped her looking out for
deliver quality her fellow staff
nursing care,” members. She
according to a works well with
colleague who the physicians
nominated her. and doesn’t hesi- Lillian Hicks
Lillian Hicks, tate to give her
an aide in the di- opinion, even question an order, and offer alter-
etary depart- nate ideas. She has a way of seeing the entire
Nancy Downen ment, has been picture, from admission to discharge. She is kind
at the hospital and compassionate. She cares. She is totally in-
for 18 years and is known as an employee who volved in patient care.”
“never misses work, is always polite, greets ev- Downen has worked in obstetrics, the special
eryone with ‘Good morning,’ and stops by at the care unit, medical/surgical unit and now ambula-
end of every day to say, ‘Have a good night.’” tory. As a union representative, she is always
In presenting the awards, Community Memo- ready to assist other employees as well as the man-
rial Hospital President and CEO David W. Felton, agement team.
credited the success of what is regarded as one of Nominated by the entire Dietary Department,
New York State’s finest rural healthcare systems Hicks is well-regarded if not beloved.
“to the hard work of 400 outstanding employees.” “We can always count on Lillian to make us
In all, there were six nominees for Nurse of Dis- smile because she is always smiling herself. She is
tinction and seven Outstanding Employee nomi- respectful of everyone in other departments and
“Patients come first at all times. Nancy See ‘Nurses honored,’ page 8
HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006/7
Five Corner Worn Again - Ten years of service to community
Buzz BY SAMANTHI MARTINEZ “All the proceeds of our opera-
tions go back to the area
Adventure Bikes and For nearly 10 years, churches,” explained Ann
Boards Hamilton’s Worn Again resale Beattie, a store volunteer and or-
Enjoy the time of year on a clothing store has been receiv- ganizer who has worked with
new bike. ing gently used clothes and mak- Worn Again since its inception.
Computers on Hand ing them available to the area’s Beattie, a Hamilton resident,
True Beginnings classes for bargain hunters. The store, lo- served as the organization’s
Microsoft and Excel to begin cated at 45 Lebanon St., operates chair years ago, but still volun-
soon. Visit the website at quietly, with two rooms of qual- teers on a regular basis for two-
computersonhand.org for class ity clothing, a fitting room, and a hour shifts.
information and hours of opera- collection room for sorting do- “What we can’t use, we give
tion. nated items. The small army of to the Salvation Army, or to the
Crowe’s Drug Store volunteers hails from Hamilton, Earlville Thrift Store, particu-
Fifty percent off select Yan- Morrisville, Waterville and larly items we don’t sell like
kee Candles, while supplies last. Oriskany Falls. household goods,” said Beattie.
Also, do yourself a favor and take The big idea started with Hamilton village resident
a walk down historic Lebanon Monsignor John Madden, pastor Noor Khan visited the store re-
Street. for both St. Mary’s Catholic SAMANTHI MARTINEZ
cently to drop off two bags of do-
Evergreen Gallery Church in Hamilton and St. Hamilton’s Worn Again has offered resale clothing for 10 years. nated clothes. But she couldn’t
Will Moses is coming soon. Joan’s Church in Morrisville. with a vision for a store that The store, dubbed “Worn Again” resist checking the carousels for
Fifty percent off sale on all open When Fr. Madden came to the would be clean, organized and – a tongue-in-cheek reference to items to buy for friends and fam-
edition prints. Stop in Tuesday parish in 1993, an annual cloth- orderly, while maintaining a the Christian churches’ alliance ily. She and her husband have
through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 ing drive was held in the fall, to sense of dignity, warmth and that made it possible – opened taken loads of clothes they pur-
p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 collect, organize and distribute cordiality. on Dec. 3, 1996 and has operated chased at Worn Again to give
p.m. good used clothing items. The “Immediately, it became evi- nearly 10 years in its original lo- away on their trips to Egypt.
Julie’s Shear Perfection basement of St. Mary’s Church dent that this would be a great cation. “Worn Again even donated a
Brenda Dow is back working served as the clothes depot in ecumenical effort,” Fr. Madden Today, the store is staffed by a couple of bags of clothes to send
Thursday, Friday and Satur- those days. explained. The interfaith en- core group of volunteers who to victims of the earthquake in
days. “It seemed to me that we deavor began with representa- take turns sorting donations, Pakistan,” said Khan.
Nichols and Beale ought to have clothing available tives from First Baptist Church, staffing the store and serving on A variety of clothing items for
For a snack or a meal. Fun food year-round, especially to deal Park United Methodist Church, the board of directors. The hours men, women and children is
and spirits, open Tuesday to Sun- with emergencies, like victims Hamilton Bible Fellowship and of operation are set to coincide available and all are clean, in
day. All you can eat lunch buffet. of fires,” said Fr. Madden, “so St. Mary’s. Fr. Madden set to with the hours of the Hamilton good repair, and are often high
Parry’s that is where the idea of having work securing the space at 45 Food Cupboard to make it easier quality name-brand items. Store
Get your propane tank ex- an outlet came about.” He spear- Lebanon St., the former location for people who utilize that ser- hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
changed at Parry’s for only headed a team to study the situa- of the Hamilton Tribune news- vice to combine errands. Vouch- Tuesday, Thursday and Satur-
$14.99. New, this year, there is a tion and provide access to good paper office, and rallied a group ers are given to people in need day.
propane tank for sale that has a used clothing year-round. He of volunteers to help organize and sale prices are kept reason- To donate clothes, stop by dur-
reserve. Grilling and run out of took it upon himself to tour thrift and manage the project. able and affordable while main- ing operating hours, or take your
gas, switch to the reserve and stores and used clothing outlets “Then, after that I got out of taining a notion of self-reliance donation to one of the area’s par-
get 60 more minutes of grill time. in surrounding areas, coming up the way,” chuckled Fr. Madden. and independence. ticipating churches.
On Sale for only $32.99 plus
$14.99 for propane.
Congratulations to Colgate
Earlville Opera House
Violinist Natalia Zuckerman
at 8 p.m. Saturday May 20.
Hamilton Whole Foods
More than just food, it’s almost
a gift shop, with candles, greet-
ing cards, pottery, jewelry and
Hamilton Flower Shop
Stop in the Broad Street loca-
tion to see the new spring prod-
ucts, decorating ideas, fresh and
silk cut flowers, open everyday
They offer manicures, spa
pedicures, acrylic nails, mas-
sage, waxing, tanning and all
hair services. Open six days,
New on-line digital photo pro-
cessing. Ready in one hour.
photo-guy.biz. Open Monday
through Saturday noon to 6 p.m.
Village Of Hamilton
The farmers market runs from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Vil-
Specials include two large
pizzas for $18 and one large pizza
and 24 wings for $20. or two small
pizzas for $11 or one sm pizza
with 12 wings for $11. Call 684-
Check out the fresh seafood
special. Line-caught king
salmon, pan seared with fresh
See ‘Buzz,’ next page
8/ HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006
200 quilts go on display From page 6 “The greatest honor,” said
Nancy Downen, summing up the
Members of the Log Cabin Quilters New York State, Inc., a not-for-profit, all volun-
we constantly hear that she is a awards presentations, “is to be
(Hamilton) and the Towpath Quilt Guild teer network of over 30 quilt guilds. The event
joy to work with. She does what recognized by our peers.”
(Fayettevile) are participating in Quilters includes a quilt show with over 200 beautiful
is expected of her, happily ac- Also nominated for Nurse of
Holiday 2006, to be held on June 9, 10 and 11, at quilts, a merchant’s mall, workshops, lectures
cepts other duties and is ready Distinction were Paula Dart,
the Holiday Inn Convention Center on Elec- and guild displays. The show is open to the
to help out wherever she can. RN, supervisor (“She is always
tronics Parkway in Liverpool. Quilters Holi- public (admission $7) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
This world could truly benefit visible, accessible and willing to
day is sponsored by the Quilters Consortium of and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
from having more people like do whatever is needed to make
Lillian Hicks. We love you Lil!” things run smoothly.”), Wendy
Harris, RN in the operating room
(“She works hard to help find so-
lutions, not only to problems in
the OR but with life as well.”),
Karen Nowak, RN in the inten-
sive care unit and emergency
room (“She has a wonderful per-
sonality that assists young and
inexperienced staff to provide
care.”), Chris Shaheen, RN in
the special care unit (“Chris is
always respectful of the patient
and family while she is provid-
ing care and is an advocate for
involving family in patient re-
covery.”) and Diane Wenham,
RN and nurse manager in the
emergency room (“Diane is dedi-
cated to the patients and the hos-
pital. She always gives one hun-
dred percent of herself to the pa-
The Outstanding Employee
nominees include Eladio Ayala,
housekeeping (“Eladio works ef-
ficiently, always does his best,
and is very polite and cheerful.
He is always there to help.”),
Marcia Head, radiology
(“Marcia is 100 percent patient
first, never slows down, never
sits still. She even takes on the
responsibility of ordering sup-
plies.”), Patty Howard, certified
nurses aide (“Patty is always
available, she will even come in
on her day off just to help out.
She is friendly with patients and
always smiling.”), Sue Leroy,
med/surg ward secretary (“Sue
is courteous and kind and greets
all with a smile. She assist ev-
eryone who comes through the
door, whether it’s finding a pa-
tient or a fine eatery.”), Gerry
(“Gerry dropped everything
during the hospital surveys and
pulled together all the necessary
policies. She is always willing to
help any employee.” and Becky
Wormuth, medical records
(“Becky always helps everyone
with their work and learns all
the jobs. She gets done what
needs to get done everyday.”)
From page 7
Oregon morels mushrooms.
Monday nights are 25 cent
Try to shop locally and sup-
port the people that support the
community. Featuring a variety
of candies, gifts, kitchenware,
Morrisville logo shirts, hats,
decorative plates and more.
A and P Water Testing
Keep ahead of the game;
schedule your appointment now.
Results take up to two weeks.
Call for appointment, 684-3169
Buy two, get two free previ-
ously viewed movies. Rent three
movies, get one free with new
Stop in for all your auto buy-
ing needs. Come test drive a ve-
EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/9
Three CNY boys excel on 4-H Dairy Bowl team
Four boys from 3 counties March. Dairy Bowl is a jeopardy-
joined forces to make up a 4-H like contest involving questions
North Central District team, about farming, cows, and the
which placed 2nd at the New York dairy industry. To compete in the
State 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest, held contest, team members use their
April 29th, at Morrison Hall, knowledge gleaned from practical
Cornell University, Ithaca. experience, 4-H projects, and inde-
The 4-H pendent study. At this district
Eye On North Central contest, Shelmidine, of Adams
District is com- Center, had placed first. Frost, of
prised of Deansboro, had placed a close 2nd.
Oneida, Madi- Durfee of Chittenango followed in
son, Herkimer, 3rd place, with Worden of Cassville
Local News J e f f e r s o n , in 4th.
Lewis, St. The very well-balanced team
Lawrence, Onondaga, and Oswego dominated in all but one round
counties. The four boys compet- at the Cornell State Contest,
ing on the team were: Devon earning their 2nd place team fin-
Shelmidine of Jefferson County, ish. Mark Worden was 6th indi-
Daniel Durfee of Madison County, vidual, and Devon Shelmidine
and from Oneida County, Rob was 7th individual at the Cornell
Frost and Mark Worden. All four Contest. Mark Worden, Rob Frost, Daniel Durfee, Devon Shelmidine and Coach Pam Reed were a dominating force at the recent 4-
are very actively involved in 4-H Rob Frost and Daniel Durfee H State Dairy Bowl Contest at Cornell.
and on their families’ dairy farms. also contributed significant
The team was coached by Pam points for correctly answered
Reed, of Jefferson County. questions. An example of ques-
Each boy had qualified for the tions asked in the contest is:
team by placing in the top four at “What is the average age at first
the 4-H North Central District calving for a dairy cow?” (an-
Contest, held in Herkimer in swer: 24 months).
Girl Scouts are looking for alumni
The Girl Scouts Foothills 18 to 20 at Camp Glengarra.
Council, Inc. is looking for For more information about
Camp Glengarra staff and registering for the event, con-
camper alumni (ages 18 or tact Kristi Brennan at the Girl
older) interested in attending Scout Council office either via
a Camp Glengarra alumni re- e-mail kbrennan@
union this summer. The re- girlscoutsfoothills.org or by
union will be held from August calling 733-2391, ext. 26.
10/EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006
MSC Norwich offers new summer classes
Morrisville State College’s pus dean Dr. Ted Nichols said. Introduction to Paralegal, and ness in the 21st Century, Intro- universities.
Norwich Campus is introducing The classes are ideal for col- Environmental History. Public duction to Sociology, Anatomy Currently enrolled high school
a number of new credit classes, lege students returning to the Relations and Publicity, which and Physiology I, Introduction students are eligible for a Del
including an expanded number area for the summer, advanced uses a traditional classroom de- to Computer Concepts, Introduc- Button Early College Scholar-
of online classes, during its two high school students interested livery, will also be offered. tion to Speech, Freshman Expe- ship, which may cover at least
upcoming Summer Terms be- in earning college credit, new Classes begin June 5 and run rience and more. These tradi- 50 percent of tuition and fees.
ginning June 5 and continuing Morrisville stu- through July 28. tional Applications are available at
Eye On and July 5. dents who would like to acceler- In addition, Introduction to “face-to-face” classes will be high school guidance offices or
“Our sum- ate their degree completion, or Psychology will use a blended held at the Norwich Campus’s the Norwich Campus and re-
mer and online anyone who would like to ex- approach that combines both Roger W. Follett Hall on Conkey quire recommendations from
classes are in- plore career options and interest classroom and web-based in- Ave. in Norwich. Courses are counselors and/or faculty mem-
tended to meet areas by taking an introductory struction. This class begins July scheduled throughout the morn- bers.
Local News a wide range of
New online classes include
5 and runs through August 11 and
meets three times per week.
ing, afternoon and evening to
provide maximum flexibility.
For more information call 607-
334-5144 or 800-258-0111. In-per-
and interests,” Norwich Cam- Introduction to Early Childhood, Other classes include: Busi- All Norwich Campus courses son appointments are available
may be applied to one of for prospective students to learn
Morrisville’s nearly 70 bachelor how Morrisville can assist them
or associate degree programs. in meeting their educational and
Many courses are also readily career goals.
transferable to other colleges and
financing for CACDA
Cazenovia Area Community 1996 market study. The infor-
Development Association, Inc. mation gained will provide a bet-
is beginning to be recognized as ter idea of the types of retail
a true resource for the commu- businesses that are desired and
nity. When the village of would be supported by resi-
Cazenovia budget was approved dents.
at the board of trustees meeting In the past few months,
several weeks ago, funding was CACDA has been cooperating
included to help support the with the farming community,
relatively new organization’s ef- the town of Cazenovia, the
forts. American Farmland Trust and
According to Mayor Thomas the NYS Department of Agricul-
Dougherty, “The 2006 - 2007 Vil- ture and Markets to develop a
lage of Cazenovia Budget in- process that will enable local
cluded an appropriation of $2500 farmers to apply for Purchase of
for CACDA. The board of trust- Development Rights funding.
ees felt that the $2500 was a This program can help ensure
sound investment in our com- that the high quality soils lo-
munity.” cated in the Cazenovia area are
Eye On CACDA has maintained for agricultural pur-
been actively poses and that the intrinsic rural
collaborating scenery is protected.
with residents A project to remove riprap
in the greater along the shoreline of Lakeside
Local News Cazenovia area Park and replant with native
for the past species is also being guided by
year. In addition to sponsoring CACDA. Adding more plant ma-
several public informational ses- terials to the buffer zone next to
sions about the lake, farmland the water will assist the health of
protection and Route 20, CACDA the lake in several ways. It can
has provided technical assis- provide a better filtration sys-
tance to various groups. tem for runoff, reduce erosion at
With CACDA’s help, four local the shoreline, protect terrestrial
entities were able to complete and aquatic wildlife, and supply
an application for New York more oxygen through photosyn-
State’s Shared Municipal Ser- thesis and cooling of the water.
vices Incentive grant program. Actual planting at the site will
The towns of Cazenovia and occur this fall.
Nelson, the village of Cazenovia “I think that CACDA has re-
and the Cazenovia Central ally shown that they are in-
School District have partnered volved, and want to be involved,
to apply for coordinated profes- in assisting the village and its
sional planning assistance to de- taxpayers with obtaining grant
velop or update comprehensive funding and working on commu-
plans. If funded, this grant will nity objectives,” said village
help eliminate redundancy and Trustee Troy Waffner. “This
enable more efficient use of tax- funding is an endorsement of
payer dollars. This initiative that, which will allow them to
has also provided an opportu- continue this good work.”
nity for everyone to meet regu- Individuals and corporations
larly to discuss common inter- can support CACDA’s programs
ests and issues. through donations and volunteer
CACDA’s partnership with efforts. For more information,
the Syracuse University please call Barbara Henderson,
Whitman School of Management Executive Director, at 655-7651
will facilitate the update of a or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public is invited
The Cazenovia Fine Arts Department will present several spring
events through June. The schedule of concerts and art shows is as
Thursday, June 1: Middle School Concert and Art Show, 7 p.m.
Monday, June 5: High School Art Show Opening & Reception at
College Art Gallery, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7: High School Music Department “Cazenovia in
Concert” atthe John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8: Burton St. Fine Arts Night, 7 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend all of the above events and, with
the exception of “Cazenovia in Concert”, all are free of charge.
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Manlius homebuilder honored for work on Casey’s Place
BY SUSAN ASHLEY
The completed house contains of-the art industrial air filtration
six large bedrooms, decorated with and heating systems, siding:
Sitting in the sunny rec room themes from Syracuse basketball Klepper estimates that the project
of Casey’s Place, a respite home to the racetrack in Saratoga. An received $500,000 of donated labor,
for children with special needs, entertainment room upstairs, a rec materials and discounts.
one would never imagine that room downstairs and a handi- “Most of these guys I didn’t re-
three years ago, the prospects for capped accessible playground out- ally nail down a price,” Klepper
the project were dim. Diane Nappa side offer children plenty of space said. “The board of directors wasn’t
of DeWitt, mother of a special for playing and interacting. very happy with me because they
needs child, and Doug Klepper of “We did everything on the list,” wanted to know what the house
Manlius, a home builder and fa- Nappa said. would cost. In the end, the low-key
ther of a special needs child, In large part, it was the largesse way I handled it worked out.”
racked their brains in Nappa’s of contractors that made the vision Familycapped owns Casey’s Place
dining room to scrounge up possible. and Elmcrest Children’s Center ad-
enough money to build the caring, “It was just staggering what was ministers the services. Already, 75
stimulating environment they donated,” Klepper said. “I can’t tell children are on the waiting list.
knew Central New York needed. you how many people who worked “If all these kids are able to get
“In the early days, we were in a on this project just took their bill one weekend or two weekends,
panic,” Klepper said. “We raised and cut it in half.” Granite that’s one or two weekends they PHOTO WAS PROVIDED BY DIANE NAPPA OF CASEY’S PLACE.
the money $20 at a time. We just countertops in the kitchen, state- never had before,” Klepper said. Jennifer Fracolla plays in the wheelchair accessible playground at Casey’s Place.
plugged along and got it done.”
Nappa and Susan Crichton, in
memory of whose daughter the
house is named, secured a $250,000
grant from Senator John
DeFrancisco through a 15-minute
audience with the senator, a video
and the power of their story. That
money, along with generosity
from contractors and community
members allowed the team to
build the 10,000 square foot, $1.3
million house for just over
$750,000. Casey’s Place, at 228
Lafayette Road in Syracuse,
opened its doors Dec. 17, 2004 com-
pleted, mortgage free and able to
provide 24-hour care for up to six
children at a time. In the first year
of operation, Casey’s Place served
103 children across eight counties.
“It seemed like every week
something good was happening to
us,” Klepper said.
In recognition of the project
that galvanized the Central New
York community, the
Homebuilders Association of Cen-
tral New York was awarded the
2005 National Housing Endow-
ment Home Builders Care Com-
munity Service Project Award at
the International Builders’ Show
in January. The National Hous-
ing Endowment is the philan-
thropic arm of the National Asso-
ciation of Home Builders. It is the
first time a builders association
from the northeast has received
the award. HBA of CNY honored
Klepper, Casey’s Place and the doz-
ens of donors at a dinner May 10.
“You’re talking about the whole
country and they picked this as
the project of the year,” Klepper
said. “Yeah, I feel pretty good
about that. Getting the award was
huge. It will define my career for
the rest of my life. It would be
pretty much impossible to top.”
Evolution of a dream
The idea for the house sprang
from Familycapped, Inc., a group
founded by Nappa and Crighton to
help parents of children with mul-
“When we first started the
project, it was about giving the
parents a break,” Nappa said.
“This really provided a whole
world for the kids. They have
Casey’s Place offers after school
activities, weekends away from
home and summer and school
break programs. “They’re really
just kids,” Nappa said. “They may
look different, they may have be-
havior issues, but on the inside,
they’re just kids.”
As the group brainstormed
what to include in Casey’s Place,
the first respite house for children
with multiple disabilities in New
York and one of only a handful in
the country, they made a dream
list of features and amenities. “We
wanted a nice house, a safe house,
a functional house,” Klepper said.
“We didn’t skimp on anything.”
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Protecting our hunting heritage
Hunting and fishing have offer a junior regular big game which would lower the age grows every year. This is, of
been part of the rural upstate license. All surrounding states required to gain a junior archery course, the right of every prop-
way of life for generations, with Dave permit youths to hunt big game license from 14 to 12 years old, erty owner. However, existing
tradition often passed on from under adult supervision. allowing parents to spend quality laws that hold landowners liable
parents to their young adult Valesky There is a bill pending before time with their children out- actually encourage posting. As a
children during weekend hunt- the Senate Committee on Envi- doors before they enter the teen result, landowners often close
ing and fishing trips. Yet, From the ronmental Conservation, of years. I was pleased to support their land to recreational use for
sportsmen and women in New Senate which I am ranking member, this legislation, which passed the fear of being held responsible for
York are concerned that this which would create a junior big Senate and awaits action by the an accident.
tradition is in danger of dying game license for 14-16 year olds. Assembly. One of the steps we can take to
out, as the average age of hunters mies that depend on hunting and This bill, (S.1536), would require In another more subtle way, reverse this trend is to place
continues to rise because fewer fishing, not to mention the effect taking a sportsman safety course the state is discouraging hunt- practical limits on landowner
young people are taking up these on wildlife management. before the license was granted. It ing with policies that compel liability. Legislation has been
sports. State law is partly responsible would also require adult supervi- private landowners to prohibit crafted to limit this liability,
This would be a tremendous for this decline. For example, sion while hunting. I am a firm hunting on their property. As we (S.2614) striking a more reason-
blow to the cultural heritage of New York is currently the only supporter of this legislation. all know, the amount of private able balance on the issue. I
our region and the local econo- state in our region that does not There is also a bill (S.120) land posted to prohibit hunting believe this could remove one
concern as the owners of wilder-
ness areas consider whether they
will open their property to
Recently, the Governor
proposed a series of legislative
initiatives to enhance wildlife
habitat and encourage hunting
and fishing on private land. I
applaud this effort, and hope that
the state can continue to be a
partner with sportsmen in
encouraging activities that teach
valuable life lessons of personal
responsibility and sound wildlife
A pledge for
BY JOHN MCHUGH
The tradition of observing a
day of remembrance for
America’s fallen first began in
the community of Waterloo, NY
in 1866. Since then, as our great
nation has grown and matured
over the course of nearly a
century and a half, our under-
standing of the sacrifices made
by the brave men and women of
our armed forces has evolved as
well. Nonetheless, one thing that
must remain steadfast is our
commitment to honoring the
members of our military at every
opportunity - and particularly
each year on Memorial Day.
It is likely too often that, in
the hurry and clutter of our daily
lives, we all take for granted the
very freedoms that so many
dedicated Americans have sworn
to defend - the freedoms for which
they have time and again given
their lives. Thanks for those who
have died in pursuit and defense
of freedom and for our 26 million
living veterans and the nearly 2.5
million brave men and women
continuing to serve America at
home and abroad.
The men and women of our
military services take an oath of
allegiance or enlistment that
they “will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and
domestic; that they will bear true
faith and allegiance to the same.”
While there is not an oath that
can be administered to all
Americans to pledge our support
for these heroes, it is simply our
duty to honor their service,
sacrifice, and unwavering
commitment to our nation.
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Voting machines FROM THE SENATOR’S DESK
still homeless Meier calls for investigation into theft of veterans’ records
BY MARTHA E. CONWAY Sen. Raymond A. Meier called this person took this sensitive information was stolen will be the eve of Memorial Day, we
for a congressional investigation information home, how this sent a letter notifying them of must remember that these are
Madison County elections com- into the theft of the electronic security breach will be fixed, and the theft and encouraging them the men and women who fought
missioners decided May 22 which records of 26.5 million veterans what can be done to prevent this to monitor credit card and bank to protect us. The federal govern-
equipment would be purchased for last week. from occurring again.” activities. ment should now be protecting
disabled voters for the fall election. “The records were stolen from The Veteran’s Department “There must be great care them. But instead, the federal
May 22 was the deadline to submit the home of a data analyst for the secretary said the data included taken to ensure the privacy of all government has let them down
those decisions to the state; the state Department of Veterans Affairs,” the names, Social Security Americans and strengthen and put them at risk of identity
would choose voting systems for Meier said. “The analyst was not numbers and dates of birth of federal laws to protect against theft. I’m appalled that this has
counties not submitting selections authorized to take the data home living servicemen discharged identity theft,” Meier said. “It is happened to our veterans, and
on time. when it was stolen from his since 1975 and some of their even more disgraceful that want to ensure that this doesn’t
“We went with the Avante Vote home. We need to find out why spouses. The veterans whose veterans are the victims here. On happen again.”
Trakker Model Auto Ballot,” said
Republican Commissioner Lynne
Jones said she and Democratic
Commissioner Laura Costello sub-
mitted a request to the state Board of
Elections earlier this year to pur-
chase only one handicapped-acces-
sible machine for the fall primary
and general election. That request
was then submitted to the U.S. De-
partment of Justice by the state
Board of Elections.
“It got OK’ed,” Jones said. “Many
other comparable counties are doing
the same thing, and we talked with a
lot of the surrounding counties. We
will only have to train four people
is an acceptable location, as the
county is most heavily populated in
the north. We decided to have one
system located in this office, and we
will bring people here to vote.”
Jones said it would be unwise to
the county’s allocation from the Help
America Vote Act fund, a one-time
grant to assist counties in purchas-
ing new voting equipment. Worse,
voting machines have not yet been
certified by the state, which means
money could be spent on equipment
that doesn’t make the cut.
“We have 39 polling sites, which
means we would need 40 or 41 ma-
chines and 80 extra inspectors be-
cause you have to have a Republican
and Democratic inspector at each.”
with groups such as the League of
Women Voters, Democratic Com-
mittee, Republican Committee and
disabled people with transportation
to the Board of Elections to vote in
the September primary and Novem-
According to Jones, the county
Board of Elections sent letters to ab-
sentee voters, and the overwhelming
to keep their paper ballots.
“People are saying, ‘Don’t make
me go in to vote; it’s too hard to get to
the polling place,’” Jones said. “I
think we should let anyone who
wants to vote absentee do so. One
person even said they wanted drive-
in voting. Only two said they really
wanted to vote at their polling place.”
Jones said she and Costello con-
sidered three manufacturers:
Automark, Populex and Avante. She
said telephone line-dependent ma-
chines were not considered, as so
many polling places do not have dedi-
cated lines running into the parts of
The cost to install those dedicated
lines, Jones said, would be prohibi-
The Automark, Jones said, re-
other two models printed the ballot.
“Populex requires a specialized
paper, but the Avante uses eight-and-
a-half-by-11 plain paper,” Jones said.
primary and general elections this
year, but the county will do it after
Jones said leasing a machine was
out of the question, as vendors said
they would not be able to sell used
14/EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006
Sign up for Regional Read
Sign on early to be part of the lead discussions, and also orga-
next Regional Read. Mid-York Li- nize programs and exhibits in
brary System will hold its second their community. Copies of the
Regional Read in the fall of 2007. book are available at local librar-
The featured book, selected by a ies and bookstores.
committee of librarians and trust- In Fall 2004, the first Regional
ees with public input on the Mid- Read was sponsored in part by the
York website, will be Thomas New York State Newspaper Pub-
Friedman’s “The World is Flat.” lishers Association; the Oneida-
Mid-York will again be working Herkimer BOCES School Library
in collaboration with libraries, System; Scalzo, Zogby and Wittig;
schools, colleges, and businesses Candy Crafts and Creations; Can-
to encourage conversation about terbury Press; Park Outdoor Ad-
this book and its exploration of vertising; and the Rotary Club of
the forces that influence our lives, Utica. The six- week event won a
the economy, and our future. New York State Joseph F. Shubert
Mary Lou Caskey, Director of Library Excellence Award for
Mid-York, is urging community leading the regional conversation
partners and sponsors to partici- featuring Ray Bradbury’s “Fahr-
pate. “The great success and the enheit 451.” Attendance at over 80
evaluations from the last Regional programs exceeded 7,000. The
Read have shown us that people highlight was a live
are anxious to be part of a regional videoconference with the author,
conversation. Libraries are natu- which was seen by over 900 people
rally positioned to lead this dis- in 14 different locations in the
cussion.” High school and col- Mid-York service area, which en-
lege faculty, community and cam- compasses Herkimer, Madison,
pus program organizers, service and Oneida counties.
organizations, and businesses are To participate in the Regional
all encouraged to assist with the Read, call 735-8328 or send an e-
planning. Individuals can offer to mail to RegionalRead
volunteer to serve on a committee, @midyork.org.
Books are needed
The Friends of the Cazenovia ventures for children and adults
Public Library are planning alike. Take this opportunity to
their annual book sale for July clean out your bookshelves, then
29 and 30. Book bring in your gently used books
Eye On donations from for the sale. You can leave books
the community at the library during regular
help make this hours or bring them into the
sale one of the barn if you see the door open.
very best in The library does not accept
Local News Central New
magazines, encyclopedias, text-
books, computer books more
thousands of books each sum- than a year old, or Readers Di-
mer and providing reading ad- gest Condensed Books. Thanks.
CCC announces report on
kindergarten transition practices
The Mid-York Child Care Coor- school. Childcare centers estimate
dinating Council, in conjunction that 97 percent of the children leav-
with the Central New York Com- ing them for kindergarten are
munity Foundation’s Read Ahead ready for school.
initiative, recently released a re- ✓ Child care centers reported
port titled “Transition to Kinder- that they generally do not initiate
garten: Practices in School Dis- transition activities with dis-
tricts and Child Care Centers in tricts. Half of the child care cen-
Madison County.” ters reported they were not knowl-
Apter and O’Connor Associates edgeable as to their district’s
of Syracuse prepared the report, screening process. Centers that
which highlights the kindergar- serve children from multiple dis-
ten transition practices of Madi- tricts find it particularly difficult
son County school districts and to work with their districts. Rec-
childcare centers. The report was ommendations offered to
based on a survey of elementary childcare centers and school dis-
school principals and childcare tricts were based on survey find-
center directors in Madison ings and include:
County in early 2006. ✓ Increase mutual knowledge
Nine out of 10 Madison County and understanding of what the
school districts responded to the school district and center does to
survey, and all 10 childcare cen- promote kindergarten transition;
ters in Madison County re- ✓ Collaborate to create and
sponded. Survey findings in- maintain productive partner-
cluded: ships with parents through a va-
✓ Elementary schools in Madi- riety of transition activities;
son County all assess children ✓ Commit to improve and sus-
prior to beginning kindergarten, tain communication with each
but utilize a variety of tools, ques- other; according to the transition
tionnaires and procedures to do report, “By joining forces, school
so. districts, Head Start and Pre-K
✓ Both schools and child care programs, child care centers and
centers rank “social maturity” parents can assure that all chil-
high when describing a child dren will start school ready to
“ready for school.” The second learn and stay on the path of suc-
highest non-academic skill for dis- cess.”
tricts was following directions, For more information on the
while childcare centers listed self- report or for information on the
help skills as second in impor- Early Literacy Project that pro-
tance for kindergarten readiness. vides training and support to
✓ The nine schools estimated child care center staff, call Shan-
that 77 percent of their incoming non French at 339-8450 ext. 229.
kindergartners are ready for
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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program set
It’s spring and now is the right corner where it says ing day you will receive confir- Services in Syracuse, which is pounds of household hazardous
time to rid your home of all Quick Links. Scroll down to mation from the Department located a few blocks from the waste for FREE through this
those partially used cans of Forms and then click on house- of Solid Waste and Sanitation Carousel Mall. program five days a week all
paint and half hold hazardous waste. Fill out that your appointment has Remember, Madison County yearlong.
Eye On used contain- the form and presses the sub- been scheduled. You will re- residents only. No businesses. Questions? Call the Solid
ers of insecti- mit button. Done. ceive a map directing you to County residents can dispose Waste Hot Line at 1-800-721-
cide, fertilizer Generally, within one work- Environmental Products and of 14 wet gallons and 20 dry 2208.
and other haz-
Local News rials that have
around since time immemo-
In Madison County signing
up for a household hazardous
waste appointment is free and
easy. On your computer go to
madisoncounty.org - on the
home page proceed to the top
Mohawk Valley Blues
The Mohawk Valley Blues So-
ciety is proud to announce the re-
lease of its compilation CD,
Mohawk Valley Blues, Volume
The CD was co-produced by
MVBS Chairman Rob Bishton
and George Deveny and features
the area’s top blues artists. It in-
cludes 15 tracks, both original and
cover tunes, all recorded by MVBS
m e m b e r s .
Song mastering was done at JA
Castle Recording Studio in Utica,
and artwork was done by Jeff Rule
at Inkwell Graphix in Watertown.
The project was funded through a
state grant allocated by the Cen-
tral New York Arts Council and
made possible by MVBS’ sponsor,
the American Legion Clifford J.
Fulmer Post 92 in Sangerfield.
Song selection for the CD was
handled by an impartial panel of
eight member-judges who listened
to 35 songs submitted for consid-
eration. Bishton was not a judge
but oversaw the song selection.
Each song was played as the panel
listened intently for two-and-one-
half hours in the ballroom of the
Ramada Inn. The songs were ran-
domly loaded and the songs were
numbered in the order in which
they were played. No one knew the
songs or the artists in advance.
On June 4, member bands and
musicians will perform songs
from the new CD. The doors open
at 2 p.m., and the concert begins at
3 p.m. The six-hour concert will
end around 9 p.m. and costs only
$10 to attend. CDs will be available
for just $10.
Half of the proceeds from the con-
cert and the day’s CD sales will go
to the Corey Mattison Memorial
Scholarship Fund at the New
Hartford High School; Mattison
was the youngest member of the
The Mohawk Valley Blues So-
ciety was founded in March 2005
by an enthusiastic group of area
blues and roots music fans. The
organization got off to a strong
start and has now grown to more
than 140 members.
For more information, visit
20/EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006
AHP students made final presentations to hospital and school representatives,
family and friends May 17. Pictured from left are Eileen Micaroni, Canastota;
Drew Laube, Oneida; Casey Cleveland, Madison; Jennifer Lehmann, VVS; Susan
Garrett, AHP Instructor; Ashley Ames, Morrisville-Eaton; Sara Rose, Canastota:
Alicia Avery, VVS; Mackenzie Hatfield, RFA; Jenna Hubbard, RFA.
Allied Health Partnership students
give final presentations
There was standing room only in program offers select students the
Oneida Healthcare Center Class- opportunity to explore all aspects of
room A May 17 as nine Allied healthcaredelivery.
Health Partnership students As part of the presentation, each
presented final research projects on student indicated their future plans.
topics such as Alzheimer’s disease, Most are attending college in the
lupus, Crohn’s disease, multiple hopes of joining the health profes-
sclerosis and sickle cell disease. sion. John Margo, director of
School and hospital representa- human resources for Oneida
tives joined mentors, fellow stu- HealthcareCenter,applaudedthe
dents, families and friends to hear achievements of the group noting,
the history, symptoms and treat- “this was an exceptional year, with
ments of the various conditions. It a great group of students.”
was the culmination of a four- Presenting were Eileen Micaroni
month project that began with of Canastota, Drew Laube of Oneida,
research at the SUNY Upstate Casey Cleveland of Madison,
Medical University in Syracuse, a Jennifer Lehmann of Vernon-
major research facility accessible Verona-Sherrill, Ashley Ames of
only through the program’s Morrisville-Eaton, Sara Rose of
affiliation with area hospitals. Canastota, Alicia Avery of Vernon-
The project is intended to Verona-Sherrill,MackenzieHatfield
enhance research, writing and of RFA and Jenna Hubbard of RFA.
presentation skills. The project Participation in the Allied
meets the New York learning Health Partnership is highly
standards for English language arts. competitive. Applicants complete a
Each participating student is a rigorous written application and
senior enrolled in the Allied Health interviewprocess.Program
Partnership, a unique collaboration administrators have just completed
betweenMadison-OneidaBOCES, a round of interviews for next year’s
Oneida Healthcare Center and participants and will announce
Rome Memorial Hospital. The their decisions soon.
Oneida Rotary Club honors students
The Oneida Rotary honored nine for its ongoing commitment to the
students from the Oneida and communityandexpressedapprecia-
Stockbridge school districts who tion for their support of CTE
have excelled in their career and students. Nearly 1,000 CTE students
technical education programs at the come to the Verona campus every
Rossetti Education Center at day to engage in rigorous academic
Madison-OneidaBOCES. instruction and post-secondary
Oneida Rotary Club President employmentorcollegepreparation.
Bruce Stewart presented the Honored were Dru Bartlett,
students with certificates at the criminal justice, Stockbridge
Rotary meeting, which was held on Valley; Adam Best, information
May 17 at the Rossetti Education technology/CISCONetworking,
Center. Rossetti Education Center Oneida; Elizabeth Butler, certified
culinary arts students prepared and nursing program, Oneida; Stephen
served lunch, working under the Jones, HVAC, Stockbridge Valley;
direction of culinary arts teachers Kari Kiehn, early childhood
John Rork and Geoff Gillman. education, Stockbridge; Stephanie
Dr. Paul Seversky, deputy Lee, graphic arts design, Oneida;
superintendentofMadison-Oneida Timothy Rowlands, criminal
BOCES, offered a hearty welcome to justice, Oneida; Emma Sylvester,
Rotary members noting that equine animal science, Oneida and
BOCES looks forward to the event Mike Taylor, equine animal science,
every year. He thanked the Rotary Stockbridge.
The Oneida Rotary Club recently recognized the achievements of nine Rossetti
Education Center Career and Technical Education students from Oneida and
Stockbridge school districts. Pictured from left are Dru Bartlett, Adam Best,
Stephen Jones, Rotary President Bruce Stewart, Madison-Oneida BOCES Assis-
tant Superintendent for Instruction Susan Carr, Elizabeth Butler, Emma Sylvester,
Timothy Rowlands, Stephanie Lee and Mike Taylor.
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Chancellor honors MSC faculty/staff
Three Morrisville State Col- been instrumental in imple- management. sight, his unremitting commit- ments in networking, his out-
lege faculty/staff members were menting campus technology ini- Cleland received master’s de- ment to Morrisville State Col- standing technical skills, dedi-
recently honored by the State tiatives. grees from the University of lege and to SUNY, his ability to cation and extraordinary profes-
University of New York and Johnson is also active in the Florida and Syracuse Univer- stay current with technology sional achievement have led to
SUNY Chancellor John Ryan. community where she served as sity and a bachelor’s degree advancements, and his willing- Morrisville’s national reputa-
Receiving the Chancellor’s president of Madison County from State University College at ness to implement technical tion as a leader in technology,”
Award for Excellence in Teach- Tourism, Inc. Additionally, she Plattsburgh. She is a currently change in the pursuit of excel- Boland said.
ing are: Joan Johnson, of West served as regional and national working toward a doctorate lence,” Jean Boland, vice presi- Smith’s expertise is also vis-
Eaton and Gladys Cleland, of president for the National Asso- from the University of Phoenix. dent for information technology ible in the community and
Liverpool. ciation of College and Univer- Smith, a network engineer in services, said. throughout SUNY, where he
The Chancellor’s Award for sity Food Service and interna- the Technology Services Depart- Smith has been instrumental gives network and wireless in-
Excellence in Teaching recog- tional director and branch presi- ment, joined the Morrisville in implementing technology on stallation presentations at vari-
nizes professors who show out- dent of IFSEA. State College staff in 1966, ini- campus, including the college’s ous conferences.
standing skill in the classroom, A member of several profes- tially as a faculty member. ThinkPad University program, Smith received a master’s and
scholarship and professional sional associations, she also “Don’s professional excel- wireless and cell phone initia- bachelor’s degree from Roches-
growth, commitment to stu- holds several certifications. lence can best be demonstrated tives, and has provided leader- ter Institute of Technology and
dents and high academic stan- Among them, she is a registered by his unparalleled professional ship for many other projects. an associate’s degree from
dards. foodservice manager, a certified work ethic, his technical fore- “Don’s professional achieve- Alfred State University.
Receiving the Chancellor’s food executive with IFSEA, a na-
Award for Excellence in Profes- tionally certified instructor for
sional Service is: Don Smith, of the American Hotel/Motel Asso-
Morrisville. ciation and is certified by the
The Chancellor’s Award for National Restaurant Associa-
Excellence in Professional Ser- tion.
vice recognizes outstanding job Johnson received a Ph.D.
performance by professional from Syracuse University,
staff in administrative posi- master’s and bachelor’s degrees
tions and those who have tran- from Rochester Institute of
scended the normal definitions Technology, and an associate’s
of excellence. degree from Morrisville State
Johnson, Cleland and Smith College. She has an honorary
will be recognized at the college’s doctorate from the National As-
95th annual commencement cer- sociation of Foodservice Equip-
emony which will be held May 20 ment Manufacturers.
at 1 p.m. on Drake Field. In the Cleland, associate professor
event of inclement weather, the of journalism, has been a faculty
ceremony will be held indoors in member at Morrisville State Col-
the John W. Stewart Center for lege since 1996. In addition to
Student Activities. teaching courses in broadcast-
“The Chancellor’s Awards for ing, scriptwriting, advertising,
Excellence in full-time and media law and ethics, she
librarianship, professional ser- has been advisor of the college’s
vice and teaching provide much- radio station, WCVM, for the
deserved university-wide recog- past 10 years. Under her leader-
nition of extraordinary profes- ship, WCVM has evolved into a
sional achievement,” Ryan said. student broadcast media venue
“I commend this year’s recipi- that encompasses radio, televi-
ents and the campus presidents, sion, and Internet broadcasting.
faculty and staff who aid and Throughout her tenure,
support them in their success Cleland has been active on cam-
throughout the school year.” pus, serving as the first female
Johnson, professor of resort faculty senator, in addition to
and recreation service manage- serving as an active member of
ment, has been a faculty mem- faculty governance. She contin-
ber at Morrisville State College ues to serve on numerous cam-
since 1981. pus committees and regional
“Joan’s tenure at Morrisville and national committees relat-
models a professional and per- ing to academics and the media.
sonal commitment to excellence Cleland has also received numer-
in all that she does,” Dave ous awards from the Student
Rogers, dean of the School of Government Organization for
Business, said. “She has been student advocacy.
consistently recognized by her Additionally, she has been in-
students and colleagues for her volved with course and curricu-
dedication to their success, the lum development and is cur-
mission of Morrisville State rently in the process of develop-
College and to the hospitality in- ing a bachelor of business ad-
dustry.” ministration degree in video
Throughout her career, journalism at Morrisville, the
Johnson has received numerous first in the nation.
awards recognizing her excel- “Cleland was the most influ-
lence in teaching and commit- ential professor I had through-
ment to the hospitality indus- out college,” said Robert
try. She is the recipient of The Driscoll, a 2001 Morrisville
National Institute for Staff and alumnus, who is an associate
Organizational Development news producer at CNN in At-
Award for Excellence in Teach- lanta. “Her advice is so respected
ing in Learning and is a past that many of her former stu-
recipient of the college’s Distin- dents still go to her when they
guished Faculty Award.. have a question and she is al-
In addition to committee ways there to help.”
work, Johnson has been in- Cleland has published numer-
volved with the development of ous works in the areas of stu-
programs and coursework at dent development and the effect
Morrisville State College, served of the Federal Communications
as a scholarship chair, and has Commission on student media
Call Willie Kiernan at 655-3415
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CAZENOVIA RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Atonement Lutheran Church Wednesday, 7 p.m. Family Night; Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter- Route 13, New Woodstock Route 13 and Delphi Road
Fabius, 492-3504 children’s ministry (pre-k through day saints 662-7114 or 662-7219 Rev. Joseph D. Riggs, pastor
Revs. Nelson Gaetz, Dawn Rodgers sixth grade, youth ministry (teens) and 200 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville Pastor Barney Freeborn 662-3215
and Peter Suarez, pastors adult Bible study. 637-0138 Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school for Sunday, 9:40 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m.
Saturdays, church school and adult Wheel chair accessible. Sunday Sacrament meeting, 9:30 a.m.; children and adults, 9 a.m. morning worship; 6 p.m. evening worship.
education at 4 p.m. and Eucharist at 5:15 p.m. Sunday School and Primary, 10:50 a.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and prayer
Social functions are held at 6:15 p.m. Cazenovia First United Methodist Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Fenner Community Church
655-2739 or 655-8785 meeting; Little Lambs; Patch the Pirate
approximately once per month. Non-denominational Club; Jr./Sr. High Youth program.
Lincklaen and Seminary Sts. Wednesday, young men and young women,
Church office open weekdays from 9 6:30 p.m. at the church. Relief Society 7 p.m. service. Sunday school for chil- Nursery is provided for all services.
a.m. to 3 p.m. Rev. Betty Burlew, Pastor
655-3519 - 682-6190 Personal Enrichment second Tuesday, 7 dren during the service. Fellowship time Oran Community Church
Bible Baptist Church www.CENparish.n3.net p.m. Handicapped accessible. follows the service. Located between Cazenovia and Manlius
8343 Route 20, Pompey Center Worship service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday with Community Covenant Church First Baptist Church Georgetown on Route 92; 8560 Cazenovia Rd.
Pastor Mike Varner Sunday School during service. Teen Bible Route 26 South The Rev. Nelson Stafford
107 Pleasant St., Manlius
655-8379 study, Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. 837-4665 682-5222
Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service with
Sunday school; 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Family worship, Sundays, 10 a.m. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School
Cazenovia Village concurrent children’s service through
evening worship, 7 p.m. offered during school year. Child care
Baptist Church age 10. First Baptist Church of Manlius
Wednesday Bible study and prayer, 7 provided.
7 Seminary St. Wednesday - 7:30 p.m., Prayer meeting. 408 Pleasant St., Manlius
655-9276 Eastern Hills Bible Church 682-8941 Perryville United Methodist
Cazenovia Assembly of God Guest minister each Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 4600 Enders Road, Manlius The Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee, pastor Church
Corner of Route 13 and Thompson Road May 28 - Warren Ottey. Nursery available www.easternhills.org www.firstbaptist-manlius.org 2770 Perryville Road, Perryville
Dr. Ray Bingham, pastor for children age 5 and under. 682-5008 Sunday school and adult education, 655-2717
655-3774 Praise & Prayer Service, Thursday, Doug Bullock, Senior Pastor 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship services, 8:30, Rev. Martha Fischer, pastor
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school (nurs- 6:30p.m. Warren Pfohl, Associate Pastor contemporary and 11 a.m., second service. Sunday worship, 11 a.m.
ery through adult classes); 10:30 a.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Thursday, Steve Case, Pastor of Music and Nursery care provided; building ac-
worship service (contemporary) 7:20p.m. Worship cessible. Home of King’s Kids Christian Redeemer Lutheran Church
children’s church and nursery. Jon Bohm, Pastor of Student Ministries Currently worshiping at the Trinity
Handicapped accessible. Childcare and Playschool Nursery School. Episcopal building,
Saturday, 5:30 p.m. contemporary music;
children’s program for infants through First Presbyterian 400 S. Peterboro St., Canastota
8th grade. Dinner offered ($) after the Church of Cazenovia The Rev. David Last
service in the Holy Grounds Cafe. 27 Albany Street 495-2216
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. traditional music; 655-3191 Sundays, 7:45 a.m. Christian education;
children’s program for infants through Rev. Dr. Steven R. Thomas Jr., pastor 9a.m.HolyCommunion.
6th grade; 8:30 a.m. Acoustic Cafe, casual Sundays, 10 a.m. worship. Children in Shed’s United Methodist Church
service accompanied by continental grades K through 8 excused at 10:15 for
breakfast, ($) in the Holy Grounds Cafe; 10 Rev. Raymond Shaw, pastor
Sunday School. Catharine Wheat, organ-
a.m. contemporary music; children’s pro- 662-7219
gram for infants through 6th grade. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday
Nursery care is provided by adults
Adult Sunday School Class offered; 11:30 school kindergarten through sixth
a.m. progressive music; children’s pro- grade.
Church office is open Monday through
gram for infants through pre-K. Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Bible study.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June through September: Thursday, 6:30
p.m. contemporary music; children’s pro- The Board of Deacons provides trans- St. James Catholic Church
gram for infants through 6th grade. portation to and from worship and other 6 Green St.
Nursing mother’s room: (B-2) avail- church events upon request. Father Peter Worn, pastor
able during each service; includes audio Sister Joan Killoran C.S.J., pastoral
Georgetown United Methodist assoc.; Steven Young, deacon and
portion of worship service. Church
Refuge: for 7th and 8th grade; meets Cazenovia College chaplain
Routes 80 and 26
Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the 655-3441
Underground (youth building). Christine Ladd, pastor
Mass schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday,
220: for 9th through 12th grade; meets 852-6141
9 and 11 a.m. Child care provided at all
Saturday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Under- Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service.
masses. Liturgy of the word for children
ground. Hang-out time afterwards every Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 9 a.m. mass.
week. 7248 Highbridge Rd., Fayetteville
Element: for all youth (7th through 637-9290 St. Lawrence Catholic Church
12th grade), Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Small http://mysite.verizon.net/gslc1 1675 Cortland St., Route 13
Groups Night at the Underground. The Rev. David J. Roppel, pastor DeRuyter
Bible studies and small groups: for Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Church school, Sunday mass, 8:45 a.m.
men, women, singles and couples meets at 9:45a.m. Confessions, 4 to 4:30 p.m. second
various times throughout the week. Handicapped accessible; large print Saturday of every month.
AWANA Club: for children from ages bulletins; hearing devices.
three through 12th grade, Thursday, 6:30 St. Patrick’s Church
to 8:15 p.m. September through May. Grace Christian Center 1341 Murray Dr., Chittenango
Wheelchair accessible. Braille cop- Formerly Skyridge Fellowship Rev. Timothy S. Elmer, pastor
ies of bulletin and phonic system avail- East Lake and Cheesefactory Roads phone: 687-6105, rectory;
able. Call the church office Monday Chittenango 687-6561, religious ed. and parish hall;
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for more Rev. Robert Diamond, pastor 687-0046, fax
information. Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service. Sunday Masses, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5
Erieville United Children’s church and nursery, contem- p.m. Holy days, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Reconcili-
Methodist Church porary music. ation, Sundays, 4 to 4:30 p.m. and by
Overseeing Pastor Nelson Stafford Living Waters Parish appointment.
662-7139 or 662-3174 Bouckville, Deansboro, Madison and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Sunday worship, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday School, Oriskany Falls United Methodist 204 Genesee St., Chittenango
10:15 a.m. Wheelchair accessible. Churches Rev. David Andrews, Jr., vicar
Bible study, Sunday, 7 p.m. Pastor: Norma Jean Fellows at 893-9908 Elizabeth Kay, organist
Pastor Raymond G. Lighthall at 495-
Fabius Baptist Church phone: 687-6304
7803 Main St. Worship: Church is accessbile for the dis-
Pastor Ronald C. Nason Deansboro and Bouckville, 9:30 a.m. abled - ramp and parking in rear of
683-5489 Madison and Oriskany Falls, 11 a.m. building.
Sundays - 9 a.m., choir rehearsal, 9:30 Sunday Schools: June 3, 9 a.m. - Oz Fest.
Deansboro and Bouckville, 10:30 a.m. June 4 - Pentecost, 9:30 a.m. Holy
a.m., family worship with contemporary Eucharist - Rite II with music and
music. Oriskany Falls and Madison, 9:30 a.m.
sermon; 11 a.m. Dish-to-Pass brunch.
Concurrent children’s sevice and Manlius United Methodist Church June 6, 7 p.m. AA meeting.
nursery care are available. Wesley and Pleasant streets, Manlius
682-8021 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Fabius United Methodist 10 Mill Street
Main Street, Fabius Rev. Carol Keller, pastor
Sunday worship services: Contempo- The Rev. Robin Flocken, rector
683-5537 or 696-8432 The Rev. Karen Budney, asst. priest
rary, 9 a.m.; Traditional, 10:15 a.m; Fellow-
Rev. Patricia Wayne, pastor ship, 9:45 a.m. Nursery care available for Don Smith, warden
Sundays, 10 a.m., worship and Sunday infants and children of preschool age www.stpeterscaz.org
school. during both worship services. Sunday Sunday worship: 8 a.m. traditional H.E.
Monday through Friday, A Time to Grow School classes are held during the 9 a.m. Rite 1; 10 a.m. contemporary H.E. Rite 2 with
nursery school, call 683-5365. service for preschool through adult and choirs; infant care available; 11 a.m.
during the 10:15 service for preschool hospitality hour.
Faith Alliance Church through grade 5 and for adults. Active Sunday church school: September to
60 Pine St., Ilion
youth group for grades 6 through 12 meets June, 9:45 a.m. grades pre-k through sixth,
several times per month. Several Bible Faith Adventurer for grades 7 through 9.
Interim Pastor, The Rev. Lee Pelletier The Key Consignment Shop: Tues.-Sat.,
studies throughout the week and several
Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. small group offerings. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
morning worship, missionaries, Mark and Church office is open Monday through Parish House: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Kathy Eikost from Bosnia/Herzegovinia; Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 655-9063, email@example.com.
pot luck dinner after service; 7 p.m. Sanctuary handicapped accessible United Church of Delphi Falls
evening service. and portable hearing devices available 2190 Oran-Delphi Road, Delphi Falls
Monday, 7 p.m. The Eikosts will present on request. The Rev. James Austin, pastor
more. Sunday - 9 a.m., worship service, with
Tuesday, 7 p.m. youth night; refresh- Nelson United
Methodist Church nursery care available; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
ments follow the service. school.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. last night of confer- Rev. Betty Burlew, Pastor
ence and announcing of the Great Commis- 655-3519 - 682-6190 The Welsh Congregational
sion Fund pledge for next year.
Worship service, 11:15 a.m. Sunday with Welsh Church Road, East Nelson
Saturday, 6 p.m. worship team at church.
Sunday School during service. Teen Bible 655-2654
Federated Church study, Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. Church closed until first Sunday in
of New Woodstock June, 2005.
Open Door Baptist Church
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O b i t ua r i e s HAMILTON
Richard F. Ayer, 65 Martha Miner Adams Vivian C. Sawyer, 90 Violet M. Case, 86 RELIGIOUS
Ayer & Zimmer Lifetime Sherburne Retired from SUNY Former Eagle Bulletin SERVICES
Funeral Home co- resident Morrisville writer
Martha M. Adams died on May 23, Violet M. Case, 86, of Cornerstone Baptist Church
owner Vivian Coger Sawyer, 90, of West Lake Road, Hamilton
2006 at her home at Craine Lake. She Route 26, passed away May 21, 2006 Fayetteville, died May 22, 2006. Rev. John Little, pastor
Richard F. Ayer, 65, of
was born on June 9, 1924 in Oxford, at Community Memorial Hospi- Born in Georgetown, she gradu- Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7
Cazenovia, died May 20, 2006 at his
the daughter of Floyd H. Miner and tal, Hamilton. She was born in ated from North Syracuse High p.m., nursery and junior church pro-
home. A life resident of Cazenovia, vided. Bible study every Thursday at
Elizabeth Miller Miner. The family Sherman, MI on Feb. 14, 1916, the School and attended Central City
Richard was born July 11, 1940, the 7p.m.
moved to Sherburne soon after- daughter of Charles A. and Pearl Business Institute.
son of the late Howard Monroe and
wards, and the town became E. Hoose Coger. She worked Church of Jesus Christ
Irene Olmstead Ayer. of Latter Day Saints
Martha’s lifetime home. On Aug. 24, 1934, Vivian was at Crucible
He was a devout Episcopalian, a Eaton Street Medical Building,
She was a united in marriage to Maurice Steel, was a
graduate of Cazenovia Central left wing, first floor, Hamilton.
graduate of V. Sawyer in Morrisville. He pre- writer for the Branch President John Brokaw.
Schools, attended Syracuse Univer-
SherburneHigh deceased her on June 4, 1982. Eagle Bulletin Elders can be reached at 691-9140.
sity and graduated from Simmons
School and Vivian attended Morrisville and a church Sundays: Sacrament meeting, 10 to 11
School of Mortuary Science in a.m
Alfred Univer- Agricultural and Technical Col- soloist.
sity. lege from 1962 to 1964, graduat- She was a Eaton Community Church
He was a partner of the Walsh &
She married ing with honors in secretarial volunteer for 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship,
Ayer Funeral Home in Cazenovia 7 p.m. evening service, 8 p.m. choir
Howard W. science. She had worked for FISH and for
from 1967 to 1980 and in 1980 estab- rehearsal; Tuesdays prayer meeting
Adams on Jan. Jones Motors in Hamilton and v a r i o u s
lished the Richard F. Ayer Funeral at 7:30 p.m.
21, 1947. For later as a secretary at SUNY, church activi-
Home in Cazenovia. In June 2005, Earlville
many years, Morrisville until her retirement Violet M. Case ties.
Richard partnered with Geoffrey F.
Martha and in 1979. Violet was United Methodist Church
Zimmer and Son Geoffrey S. to
Howardworked Martha Miner Her many activities included Past Matron of the Order of the 20 North Main Street, Earlville
form the Ayer & Zimmer Funeral 691-2114
together in the Adams reading, crosswords, knitting, Eastern Star, Manlius-King Chap-
Home in Cazenovia. Rev. Mario J. Gazzilli, pastor
real estate office crocheting, snowmobiling, swim- ter No. 493 and Past Grand Officer
He was a member of the Sunday service, 11 a.m.
of Adams- ming and playing the organ, as of the Onondaga District Order of
Cazenovia Preservation Founda-
Miner-Adams,Inc. well as just enjoying her cats. the Eastern Star of New York East Hamilton United
tion (architectural review), the Methodist Church
She served on the board of the Mrs. Sawyer was a member of State.
Syracuse Men’s Garden Club and Rte. 12, Hubbardsville.
Sherburne Public Library and was a the Eaton Community Bible Surviving are her children, Jen- Rev. Myrna Foster, pastor
past secretary for the Association
trustee of the Brown Foundation Church where she had served as nifer (Joseph) Weinschreider of E. Worship service and Sunday school,
of Cazenovia Businesses.
since its establishment. pianist and organist and had been Williamson, Melanie (George) 9 to 10 a.m., nursery provided.
Richard was filled with pride
Martha is survived by her hus- the church treasurer for many Hemingway of Elmira and Episcopal Church
and love for his family, his friends,
band;adaughterandson-in-law,Beth years. She was a member of the Stephen (Susan) Case of Manlius;
his business, his home and his life of the Epiphany
Adams and Jonathan Sa’adah of Willow Glen Rebekah Lodge 158 of grandchildren, Joseph (Jennifer)
in Cazenovia. 3 Classic Street, Sherburne
Hartford, Vt. and Montreal, Quebec Eaton and a past musician of the and James (Joann) Weinschreider, Phone:607-674-4312
Richard is survived by his
andseveralniecesandnephews. NYS Rebekah Assembly. She was Emily (Joseph) Whelehan, Ben- Interim Priest Fr. Michael Tin
daughter, Ellen Elizabeth Ayer
She was predeceased by a sister, also a past member of the Eaton jamin, Samuel, Timothy and Creti
Earley; granddaughters, Saige, Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8:30 a.m.
Meredith Blanchard of Smyrna. Fire Department Auxiliary. Martha Hemingway and Michael
Hope and Maeve Earley; his sister, Second Sundays, morning prayer
A memorial service will be held at Surviving are a son and daugh- and Abigail Case; a great-grand-
Mary (Jack) Moyer; one niece and Handicapped accessible.
the Episcopal Church of the ter-in-law, Maurice (Paul) and Sue son, Joseph Weinschreider; two
three nephews. Faith Baptist Church
Epiphany in Sherburne at 1 p.m. on Sawyer of Eaton; a daughter and sisters, Jessie Mapstone of
A Eucharistic Rite I service was
May31. son-in-law, Maureen and Douglas Manlius and Marilyn (Fred) of Morrisville
conducted at St. Paul’s Episcopal James Depue, pastor
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her Cox of Eaton; 11 grandchildren; 15 Crockett of Cazenovia; a brother,
Church, 204 Genesee St., 10 a.m. Sunday school, Sunday ser-
memory may be dedicated to the ben- great-grandchildren and a John Palmer of Shortsville and
Chittenango, with a reception fol- vices at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday
efit of the people of Sherburne, made nephew, Larry Coger of Hamilton. several nieces and nephews. service 7 p.m., Bible study at 7:30
lowing at the Lincklaen House, 79
to The Brown Foundation/Martha She was predeceased by a Funeral services were held at Wednesday night.
Albany St., Cazenovia. Internment
M. Adams memorial, National Bank daughter, Sharlene Joyce Kline in Newell-Fay Funeral Home. Burial
will be at a later date in St. Peter’s First Baptist Church
and Trust Company, c/o Sandy 2003; a son-in-law, George B. Kline; was in Fayetteville Cemetery. P.O. Box 73, Hamilton
Episcopal Church in Cazenovia.
Colton, 52 South Broad Street, Nor- a sister, Arlene Risley and a Calling hours were held at the fu- 824-2780
At Richard’s request, there were
wich,NewYork,13815. brother, Mark Coger. neral home, 8171 Cazenovia Rd. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school;
no flowers in St. Paul’s Church. 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Arrangements have been en- Funeral services were held (Rt. 92), Manlius. Eastern Star ser-
Kindly consider contributions in
trustedtoBurgess&TedescoFuneral from the Eaton Community Bible vices were also held at the funeral First Baptist Church
his memory to St. Paul’s Church.
Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne. Church, followed by interment in home. of Earlville
the Eaton Cemetery. Friends were For directions, local florists, or 9 West Main Street
invited to call at the Burgess & a guestbook, visit Pastor Gerry Jackson
Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar SCHEPPFAMILY .com Phone: 691-4301
Contributions may be made to Sunday worship 11 a.m., Sunday
St., Morrisville. school 9:45; Women’s Bible study
Contributions in her memory The O.E.S. Manlius-King Chapter Tuesday, 10 a.m.; AA, Saturday, 7 p.m.
may be made to the Eaton Com- No. 493, c/o Marilyn Decker, 125
Davis St., E. Syracuse, NY 13057. First Baptist Church
munity Bible Church, Eaton, NY
13334. of Georgetown
On routes 26 & 80 in Georgetown
Ruth Abigail (nee Ryder) Westfall, 93 Family worship - Sundays, 10 a.m.
Mother of Erieville resident First Baptist Church
Ruth Abigail (nee Ryder) Ryder, she worked as a house- of Madison
North Street, Madison
Westfall, 93, of Erieville and keeper for the president of Dolores Cottet, pastor
Lebanon, Ohio, died May 22, Bowling Green State Univer- Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.
2006 at Bethesda North Hospi- sity.
Hamilton Bible Fellowship
tal. Born March 29, 1913 in She was preceded in death Meeting at the Chenango Nursery
Delphi Falls to Ernest and by her parents; husband, School building
Birdie Abigail (nee Galloway) Clifford Douglas Westfall; son, West Kendrick Ave., Hamilton
Thomas Westfall; brother, 824-3628
Christian education for all ages
George Ryder and sisters, Mar-
from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Worship service 10
garet Wilson and Hazel Wilcox. to 11:30 a.m. Nursery and children’s
Survivors include sons, Robert church provided. Small groups meet
A. Westfall of Waverly, Ohio, at various times during the week.
Philip F. Westfall of Ferndale, Hamilton Religious Society of
Wash. and Jon D. Westfall of Friends (Quakers)
Erieville; daughter, Abigail Meeting for worship 10 a.m. each
Davey of Lebanon, Ohio; sis- Sunday at the Upperville Meeting
House, three miles west of Smyrna on
ters, Doris Dutcher of Syra- Route 80. For more information call,
cuse and Jane Davenport of Marjory Clark, clerk, 607-674-9044.
East Syracuse; 19 grandchil-
Lebanon Federated Church
dren; 43 great-grandchildren Corner of Lebanon and
and one great-great-grand- Musician Roads, Lebanon
child. Claude Marvin, pastor
Visitation with service im- Phone: 837-4156
mediately following was held Sunday mornings - 9 a.m. church
school for all ages, family worship
at the Otterbein Retirement at 10:15.
Memorials requested for
Audubon Society or Lebanon See more Hamilton
Presbyterian Building Fund.
Arrangements were by the
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EAGLE NEWSPAPERS SPORTS MSC NEWS
Cazenovia golfers take Caffarelli named All-American
fourth in B-2 tourney
The National Junior College
Athletic Association released its
2006 NJCAA women’s lacrosse all-
American team, naming
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
Morrisville State College’s Jenni-
ment. 12th place, shooting an 84. fer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) to
Amid that crowd, the In Wednesday’s Section III girls its first team.
Yes, it was late May, but the Cazenovia Lakers finished in golf tournament at Green Lakes, Caffarelli, freshman midfielder
temperatures were more akin to fourth place, with a team score of Cazenovia finished fourth among for Morrisville State, led the team
early April when 436, as Bishop Ludden took the Class B teams, with a score of 424. in scoring with 33 goals and eight
eight teams title with a score of 416. CBA came out on top with 408. assists for 41 points in 11 games
Eye On gathered at Andrew Butler finished alone Brittany Furlong made a run this season while tallying 32
Kanon Valley in in fourth place among individual at qualifying for this week’s state ground balls. She caused 17 oppo-
Oneida for last players with a 79, not far from tournament at Foxfire, tying for nent turnovers and won 11 draw Jennifer Caffarelli
Monday’s Sec- Ludden’s Kevin Burke, the medal- 10th place with a 93. Only the top controls for Morrisville State. the daughter of Michael Caffarelli
tion III Class B-2 ist with a 75. Mack Fox tied for eight finishers advanced. A2006all-RegionIIItournament of Phillipsburg, New Jersey and
Local Sports boys golf tourna- team selection, Caffarelli earned Linda Solt of Nazareth, Pennsylva-
first team all-Region honors at nia.
Caz girls lacrosse falls to Skaneateles
midfield and is ranked third over- Caffarelli is joined on the first
all of all players in Region III. teambyJennBohannan,Courtney
Caffarelli is majoring in nurs- Highsmith, Ali Napolitano and
ing at Morrisville State. A 2005 Kirstine Schafer of Anne Arundel
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
defeat in eight days. each found the net twice, while graduate of Phillipsburg High CC; Haley Carmack, Emilie Melka,
Granted, the schedule was quite Kali Henn got the other goal. School, she was a three-sport ath- Kandice Schroeder and Jen
On the surface, the Cazenovia crowded at the end, with a lot of Emily DiAngelo earned an assist. lete at Phillipsburg, competing in Witowski of CCBC-Catonsville;
girls lacrosse team’s 10-6 regular tough games (Bishop Ludden, Annie Sessler had 11 saves, but field hockey, winter track and la- Heather Ely, Terri George and
season mark was something to be Westhill, CBA, Skaneateles) could not fully contain a busy and crosse, earning second team all- Megan Metelenis of Herkimer
quite proud of. squeezed into a week’s time. diverse Skaneateles attack. Conference honors her senior la- County CC and Toni Scollan of Ca-
Still, the Lak- Still, Cazenovia could not pull Stephanie Rice had five goals and crosse season at attack. Caffarelli is yugaCC.
Eye On Young named All-American
ers’ homestretch out any of those games. Against two assists, while four others -
had been a major Skaneateles, the eastern Lakers Kelsey Nangle, Jenna Lotkowictz,
struggle. When it hung close enough to be within Libby Johnson and Shannon
lost, 15-9, to three, 7-4, at the half, but the west- Tierney - had two goals apiece. The National Junior College State, Young has recorded 100 ca-
reigning state ern Lakers would double that mar- As the no. 6 seed in the Section Athletic Association has released reer hits, 51 stolen bases, 70 runs
gin. III Class C playoffs, the Lakers its2006baseballall-Americanteam, scoredand12careeroutfieldassists.
Local Sports Class C cham- naming Morrisville State College He has a career fielding percentage
p i o n Brittani McKillop led took on no. 3 seed Westhill in
Skaneateles last Monday after- Cazenovia with four goals. Sarah Friday’s quarterfinals. sophomore outfielder, Tom Young of.950.
noon, it marked the team’s fourth Wright and Chelsea McKillop (Wallkill) to its third team. Young, an individual studies
Young, left outfielder for the major at Morrisville State, is a 2004
Mustangs and previous selection graduate of Wallkill High School.
to the Mountain Valley all-Confer- While at Wallkill, Young was a two-
Caz tennis takes third at Class B tourney ence and all-Region first teams,
started all 47 games this year for
time first team Mid-Hudson Ath-
letic League selection, leading his
Morrisville State and led the team team in stolen bases and on base
BY PHIL BLACKWELL in hits with 70, runs scored with 47, percentage. In 2003 he was named
In all, the Lakers got 36 points. place. He lost in the semifinals,
but bounced back to beat singles with 64 and stolen bases the Gatorade Player of the Year as
Only New Hartford, the champi-
Jamesville-DeWitt’s Michael with 36. He batted .449 to lead the an outfielder. Young is the son of
In its last combined effort of ons with 58 points, and
Rabin 6-3, 6-1 in the consolation team and recorded a .943 fielding Mack and Melinda Young of
the spring, the Cazenovia boys ten- Chittenango, with 47 points, fared
match. percentage. Wallkill.
nis team, unde- better.
Also, Tyler Crawford earned In his career at Morrisville
feated OHSL Lib- Nick Rogers and Austin Tatum
Eye On erty division registered the best finish, in first fourth place in second singles,
Penoyer to tour with softball team
champions, fin- doubles, as they made it all the though he got within two games
ished third out way to the finals before falling to of a better showing before losing a Morrisville State College’s head Rican National Team and a Dutch
of 17 entrants at Anish Butala and Tapin Buch great 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 consolation match softball coach, Robin Penoyer, of championshipteam.
last Tuesday’s (New Hartford) by scores of 7-5 and to J-D’s Cooper White. The Sherrill, will tour this summer PenoyerstillholdstheNewYork
Local Sports Section III Class 6-2. doubles team of Chris Rogers and with the ProFastpitch X-treme State and National High School
B tournament at David Torres had a solid show- John Cipiti gained fourth place to (PFX) softball team in its inaugural record for consecutive no-hitters
Utica Parkway Courts. ing in third singles, taking third add to the Cazenovia point total. season. withseven.In1987shewasinducted
PenoyerjoinsOlympicChampi- into the Amateur Sports Hall of
ons Lisa Fernandez, Laura Berg, Fame and in 1988 received the Na-
Caz boys track finishes sixth at Liberty meet Stacey Nuveman and Jessica
Mendoza in a tour that includes
tional Organization of Women
(NOW) Trailblazer in Sports
nine stops in eight different cities Award.
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
Chris Wheeler lay claim to the Crockett, Ben McKinney, Brett throughout the United States. The Penoyer joined the athletic staff
Lakers’ only title, in the pole vault, Walters and Justin Lucas com- PFX tour brings professional and at Morrisville State in 2002 as head
Kicking off its most important where 11 feet 6 inches in fewer bined for a third-place time of 47.89 amateur athletes together to meet coach of the softball program. In
week of the season, the Cazenovia misses than Westhill’s Scott seconds. Taube, Peter Kellstrand, and compete in the three seasons at Morrisville State,
boys track and field team earned Mooney. Right behind him, Gerry Peter Lokai and Chris Stanford sport of fastpitch softball. Elite Penoyerhastakentheprogramtoa
sixth place in the nine-team field Riebe took fourth place as he teamed up to give the Lakers an- athletes in the sport will be teach- new level. In 2006 she coached the
at last Tuesday’s cleared 10 feet 6 inches. other third-place showing as they ing, competing and interacting Mustangs to an eighth seed in the
Eye On OHSL Liberty di- Robbie Taube gained eight ran the 4x400 relay in 3:40.61. with young athletes in camps and NJCAA Region III Championship
vision champi- points with his strong showing in Stanford, on his own, earned clinics throughout the tour. Tournament, compiling an
onship meet at the mile, as he took second place fourth place in the 400-meter PenoyerattendedtheUniversity overallrecordof19-13inthecollege’s
Chittenango. in a time of 4:42.12. Only Curt Bell hurdles in 1:01.95. Lucas was sixth of Minnesota and led the Golden final NJCAA season.
All told, the (Marcellus) fared better, winning in the triple jump, while Joe Bono Gophers to a Big Ten Champion- Beginning in the fall of 2006,
Local Sports Lakers gained 51 in 4:36.30. got sixth in the discus with a toss ship. As pitcher, she recorded the Morrisville State will enter its first
points, well back Nick Gillen had a solid fourth- of 113 feet 2 inches. lowestERAintheconferenceat0.88 year as a provisional member of
in a field where Solvay, with 157 place showing in the 3,200-meter From there, the Lakers moved andearnedall-BigTensecondteam the National Collegiate Athletic
points, claimed the title and run (11:35.33), while Taube got on to compete in the Section III honors. Association (NCAA), Division III.
Westhill (108 points) was a distant sixth in the 800 in 2:09 flat. Class B meet at Canastota on Fri- At the National level, Penoyer Upon successful completion of the
second. In the 4x100 relay, Dave day afternoon. has competed for the Pennsylvania provisional period, Morrisville
Clippers, Topton VIPS and the State will be a candidate for full ac-
Twin City Jammers in the ASA creditation as a member of the
Women’s Major Softball Division. NCAA.
She has also played for the Puerto
28/EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006
The wildest show on Hamilton baseball
wheels comes to fair
The Imperial Stunt Drivers, ence will challenge the Ford Mo- circus clown with his comedy
goes 1-1 in playoffs
BY PHIL BLACKWELL
Hamilton would stay at home for
an international team of profes- tor Company’s claim that “The car tries to steal the show. You the May 25 Class D quarterfinal,
sional drivers, Legend Lives” when they put 2004/ will not want to miss a minute As the reward for a 12-5 regular against no. 6 seed Oriskany, who had
Eye On are scheduled 2005 Ford Mustangs through their of the heart pounding excite- season, the Hamilton baseball team knockedoffOstelicValleyinitsopen-
to take over paces with high speed precision ment when the Wildest Show On earned the no. 3 seed for the Section ing-roundcontest.
the track at the driving stunts. Witness Ford Wheels roars and slides into the III Class D playoffs, a tournament However, the season would end
M a d i s o n Ranger pickups driven on two Madison County Fairground in with a full 16-team field. there, as Oriskany edged past the
County Fair- wheels by two of the world’s top Brookfield. Be there on the 7th And the Emer- Emerald Knights, 8-7. Hamilton fell
Local News grounds at 7 stunt drivers. The thrills con- day of the 7th month at 7pm. Eye On ald Knights were behind, 7-0, by the fourth inning, only
p.m. Friday tinue when old cars are driven to For a complete schedule of strong at the start, to nearly make it all the way back.
July 7. This troupe with over 125 total destruction, motorcycle ma- events call 899-5867 or 5836. wiping out no. 14 Eric Dowsland, pitching in relief
years combined driving experi- niacs fly through the air, and a seed Alexandria of Matt Martin, took the loss. Greg
Bay 9-0 at home in Waldman had a pair of RBIs, but
Local Sports theopeninground Hamilton’s season with a record of
on May 23. 13-6.
On the same day, Hamilton’s soft-
ball season concluded with the no. 12
seed Emerald Knights losing a 6-3
decision to no. 5 seed Copenhagen in
the first round.
Barbara and Sam Roller
were repeat winners, finishing
first overall and first North/
South, in bridge matches held
23. Toni and
Eye On B o b
Local Sports Dave Bull for
On the East/West side, Sue
Knox and Flossie Salembier
were one point winners over
Ulla Bond and Jeanne Chard,
with Gail Pirodsky and Ruth
Whalen coming in third.
Duplicate bridge matches
in the Reference Room of the
Cazenovia Public Library and
all bridge players are welcome.
Golf for a cause
The Stockbridge Valley Central
School Sports Booster will be host-
ing their annual Golf Tournament
on June 10 at the Oneida Community
Golf Club in Kenwood. Tee off will be
at 1 p.m. Cost is $70 per person and
includes golf, cart and dinner follow-
ing at the clubhouse.
Sponsorships for the tournament
sorships are $500 and include; name
on a prime hole and a team of 4 en-
tered in the tournament. Hole spon-
sorship is $100. Cart sponsorship is
$50.00. Hazard sponsorship is $25.00
The club is also accepting any
items or gift certificates that can be
used in their raffle. Names of com-
pany or individuals donating will be
listed in tournament brochure and
announced at the end of the evening
during the raffle.
Call Gwen Isbell at 495-2028 to reg-
ister a team, sign up as a sponsor or
donate a prize for the raffle. The
Booster Club would appreciate team
members calling to reserve their
spots by June 3.
This is the only major fundraiser
for the Booster Club. All money
raised by this event goes directly to
Booster Club offers scholarships for
individuals to attend sports camps;
they also provide sports skill clinics
of their own for the area athletes.
Please help them to be able to con-
tinue to do so.
EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/29
Rogers Environmental Educa-
tion Center in Sherburne invites
visitors to hike the trails of Cush
Hill at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3.
Eye On property has a
Local News ers, mixed hard-
woods and coni-
fers to explore and experience.
Join the Rogers staff to hike the
trails and discover the hidden
treasures in the varied habitats.
Meet in the maiin parking lot to
carpool up the hill. The program
Beginning bird walk
Rogers invites guests to a bird
walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10.
Walk the trails with Rogers Cen-
ter staff to learn some techniques
of observing and identifying some
of our common birds. Staff will
offer tips to identify birds by both
sight and sound, as well as the
meaning of some bird behaviors.
Bring binoculars if you have
them. Meet at Rogers’ Visitor Cen-
Rogers Center is operated by
the state Department of Environ-
mental Conservation. The not-for-
profit Friends of Rogers, Inc. helps
support the center’s programs and
special events. Rogers Center is
located one mile west of
Sherburne on Route 80. The Visi-
tor Center and grounds are open
year round to the public, and ad-
mission is free. For more infor-
mation or to register a large group
for programs, call the center at
gets help with
Two agencies were named
recipients of the Central New
Foundation’s Allen Speiser
Fund for Vocational Reha-
bilitation May 11. One of
them, Madison Cortland
ARC, received $1,907 to help
pay for vocational resources,
assessment and media
Administered by the Cen-
tral New York Community
Foundation, the Allen
Speiser Fund for Vocational
Rehabilitation is Central
New York’s only community
fund for people with disabili-
ties. Its mission is to
strengthen and support ef-
forts that advance and have
a positive impact on voca-
tional rehabilitation ser-
The fund seeks to support
agencies in ensuring that
people with disabilities are
provided meaningful job op-
portunities and are retained
in the workforce.
30/EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006
Hamilton services from Page 24
West Brookfield Clothes Basket open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. meetings, 8 p.m. Thursdays. Mass schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m. and through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays. Sunday, 11 a.m. Handicapped accessible.
Bible Believers Church Saperstein Jewish Center
Moscow Hill Road Park United Methodist St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. 17 Broad Street, Hamilton Colgate University, Hamilton 34-36 Main Street, Oxford 10 Higby Road, Utica
Sunday school is available for chil- 824-1894, leave message. 824-7689 (607) 843-7011 724-3179
dren 10 and younger. Mid-week prayer Pastor Jeff Smith Shabbat evening service with din- 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Little
and Bible study on Thursday night at Sundays - choir practice, 9:15 a.m.; ner following, 5:30 p.m. weekly when Unadilla Zen Group meets consisting
7p.m. children’s classes, 9:40 a.m.; worship Colgate is in session. St. Therese Church of two 30 minute periods of Zazen
hour, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care provided. Main Street, Munnsville (sitting, meditating), Kinhin (walk-
Living Waters Parish Sherburne United Methodist Rev. Schoenhofen, Adm.
Church ing meditation) and a short drama
(Bouckville, Deansboro, Madison Poolville United Methodist 495-2424 talk.
and Oriskany Falls Church Chapel Street in Sherburne Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 5
Rev. David Kleinstuber, Pastor Meditation instruction is pro-
United Methodist churches) Willey Road, Poolville p.m. vided upon request to those who make
Pastors: Rev. Wayne H. Grow, 691-2114 674-4119 Sunday, 11 a.m.
Sundays, 9 a.m. worship, nursery prior arrangements or come 10 min-
Rev. Lyman E. Pelkey. The Rev. Mario J. Gazzilli, pastor utes early. Loose dark clothing is
Parish offices 821-7885; 893-7576. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. available; 9 a.m. church school in the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
parish house. 12 ½ Madison Street, Hamilton advised and a meditation cushion
Worship times: Bouckville - 8 a.m., (zafu) is helpful but not obligatory.
adult Sunday School; 9:30 a.m., wor- Pratts Hollow First Tuesday - 7 p.m. board coun- 824-1745 (Phone & Fax)
cil. www.stchurchonline.org The answer to the question ‘who am
ship; Deansboro - 10:30 a.m., Sunday United Methodist Church I?’ may not be what you think.
School; 9:30 a.m., worship; Madison - Second Monday - 7 p.m. UMW. The Rev. Donnel O’Flynn, Rector
Rev. Richard Haberlen, pastor. Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist; Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Yoga taught by
9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship; Third Thursday - 7 p.m. adult fel-
Sunday morning worship at 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. nursery and church school. experienced meditation teachers.
Oriskany Falls - 9:15 a.m., Sunday lowship.
Randallsville Noon to 1 p.m. - UMYouth (Grades six Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. Friendship Inn. Comfortable clothing is suggested.
School; 11 a.m., worship.
to eight second Sunday) (Grades nine (Free fellowship meal). The Welsh Congregationl
Marantha New Life Church to 12 third Sunday). Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist.
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. service; Sunday Church
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - last Saturday in Thursday, 11 a.m. Bible Study; 7:30 Welsh Church Road
Fellowship Church school at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. April (UMW - Grandma’s Attic Sale and p.m. choir rehearsal.
Cayuga Street, North Norwich. Tuesdays: prayer meeting at 7:30 luncheon.) East Nelson
Church office hours: Tuesday 655-2654
Sunday worship service at 10 a.m., p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - last Saturday in
nursery school provided. Home groups throughout the week. October (UMW Bazaar with luncheon.)
Morrisville For more information call 824- Handicapped accessible.
2625 or 824-0079.
Community Church St. Joan of Arc Church
3824 Swamp Road, Morrisville Resurrection Life Fellowship 6 Brookside Drive, Morrisville
Rev. Russell S. Duncan, pastor Cole Road, Eaton Msgr. John R. Madden, pastor
684-3314 893-7877 684-9551
www.morrisvillechurch.org. Pastor John Camp Sunday mass, 9 a.m.
Sunday School, 9 a.m. for ages 3 Sunday morning, 9:30, adult and Handicapped accessible.
through adult; Sunday worship, 10:30 children’s Sunday school; 10:30 wor-
a.m. ship service. Teen meetings at 6:30 St. Mary’s Roman
Wednesday prayer and praise ser- p.m. Sunday. Children’s meetings and Catholic Church
vice, 7 p.m. (contemporary). nursery service is every Sunday dur- Rte. 12b and Wylie St., Hamilton
Handicapped accessible. Nursery ing worship service. Cell groups at Msgr. John R. Madden, pastor
care provided. 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Prayer and worship 824-2164
EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/31
Just a book, just a movie
A few years ago, Dan thing. Not so with “Last because of the fact that most A lot of people have said
Brown introduced a character Temptation of Christ”, of the human race digested that the one-time Opie played
named Robert Langdon to the
Phil Scorsese’s 1988 re-telling of Dan Brown’s addictive pulp it too safe. I disagree. Just
the Gospel tale complete with (myself included) and, doing the film, with all the
In a pulsating book called Blackwell Jesus imagining a life of whether they agreed with it controversy and all the
“Angels and Demons”, human intercourse that or not, thoroughly enjoyed the undercurrents of religion and
Langdon is yanked from his Random included intimacy. ride. belief attached to it, was
plush world of Harvard In my lifetime, I can never As you know, the film was risky enough. No interpreta-
academia to the deepest
recall a film that generated met with both expected tion was going to satisfy
recesses of the Vatican. He such an immense uproar. protests and a massive criti- everyone.
saves a papal election from of “Da Vinci Code”. You’d have thought Scorsese cal backlash. Either (1) the That controversy helps
possible annihilation, re- Having gone through the had committed something far reviewers just hate Ron elevate “Da Vinci Code” above
stores the faith of the masses, book twice, and the film once, worse than blasphemy. It Howard or (2) they were too the summer parade of popcorn
and gets the girl, too. I can assure you, once and for barely got to theaters. Thus, wary to praise the film, blockbusters that involve
Having enjoyed some all, that these are just works most were spared the sight of figuring the Catholics would impossible missions, mu-
success with this, Brown of fiction - nothing more, David Bowie playing Pilate 15 go after them, too. tants, animated cars, return-
decided to write another nothing less. It’s just that, years after Ziggy played From this reader’s perspec- ing superheroes and other
Langdon tale, one involving a when it comes to Jesus, any guitar. tive, the film lies in the variations. None of those
murder in the Louvre. You artist has to be careful. More recently, we had Mel middle - not great, but not other high-budget affairs offer
might have heard of it. Basically, what Dan Brown, Gibson and his “Passion of bad, either, as it stays faithful questions about faith that
Books don’t sell 50 million- Ron Howard, Tom Hanks and the Christ” thing. For the to most of the book while aren’t easy to answer
plus copies, unless they their cohorts are going Christian faithful, this was leaving out a few esoteric Yet it all comes back to the
involve English boy wizards. through is the same kind of required viewing, the ulti- details that might have lost written word. Rumor has it
Yet that little tale Brown tumult that Monty Python, mate reaffirmation of their the non-book-reading audi- that Brown is hard at work
spun called “The Da Vinci Martin Scorsese and Mel beliefs, the answer to their ence completely. again, compiling the material
Code” reached those astro- Gibson know quite well. collective prayers. Like with many films, the for another Langdon story,
nomical figures, no doubt In 1979, the boys of Python To others, though, it was villains steal it from Hanks (a this one about the Masons. It
helped by the book’s premise came up with “Life of Brian”, one long anti-Semitic tuto- modest turn as Langdon) and might be out in 2007. Lord
that Jesus married, had a a tale about a mistaken rial, dragging out that tired Audrey Tautau (a solid, if not knows he doesn’t need the
child and carried a royal Messiah with all the usual old question as to whether the great, Sophie Neveu). Whether money.
bloodline. Python jabs, guaranteed to Jews betrayed Christ, one of it’s Jean Reno’s cool and Basically, Dan Brown has
Needless to say, some offend just about anyone their own. Whatever you acerbic Bezu Fache, or Paul spent his lucrative literary
Christians weren’t pleased easily offended. Mostly, it was believe, the one sure thing is Bettany’s scary Silas, or Ian life searching for some kind
with that, but the cottage tolerated - until they saw that that Mel Gibson made a McKellen’s delicious turn as of truth. We might not all
industry of books debunking crucifixion sing-along. That righteous amount of dough. Sir Leigh, they all give the profit like he did, but it would
Brown’s premise didn’t reach didn’t go over too well. And now, “Da Vinci Code”, movie the warm blood it be healthy if all of us did the
full overdrive until somebody At least some people had a bigger than them all, really, needs. same.
decided to make a movie out sense of humor with that