June 20th, 2012
Erin Vassallo is full of zest as she begins her new job as executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC).
This organization includes the Kane Chamber of Commerce, the Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation (KAIDC) and the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE).
The bubbly young woman can hardly contain her zeal as she discusses her key role in promoting Kane business, industry, tourism and the overall quality of life.
When the Kane High School Alumni Memorial Award (KHSAMA) Fund meets in February 2013, it will mark the first time in 28 years that a member of the Class of 1955 has not sat upon that board.
At the May Selection Meeting of the board, President John Thompson, KHS â55, formally announced that he would be retiring after 16 years of serving on the board.
While local officials are trying not to cause a panic with Ridgway residents, the fact remains the same: with two unexplained fires less than three weeks apart being deemed arson cases, the unease has set in.
"The two that we've had in three weeks, we have an issue," said Ridgway fire chief John Wygant. "I don't want to elaborate on it because I don't want to create a problem in the community, and I don't want to cause a panic or have people running, buying guns and shooting people. We can't have that.
Students taught by Debbie Lenaway may see their teacher more often outside the classroom than in school.
Lenaway spends much of her spare time watching her students perform in concerts or in sporting events such as Little League baseball or youth soccer.
âI sit with the parents in the bleachers,â Lenaway said. âOf course, I have to cheer for players on both teams on the field.â
Pamela Marie Sherwood, 50, of 405 Haines St., passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her residence.
Born March 8, 1962, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Robert and Joan Boore Robinson.Â On Oct. 18, 1985, in Bradford, she married David Sherwood who survives.
Mrs. Sherwood, a wife, mother and homemaker was a member of the Eagles Club in Kane.
The "Zero Sort" program offered by Casella Waste Systems has led to a 30-percent increase in recycling in Kane, a company spokesman said Monday.
Stephanie Runser, the general manager of the Olean, N.Y. Hauling Division that includes company bins in Kane, Smethport and Bradford, said "Zero Sort" is popular because residents no longer need to separate their recyclables.
She said Kane area residents are encouraged to deposit plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard and paper in any one of the six recycling bins in Kane.
Despite a smokey fire early Saturday, Corban's Temple Roller Skating Rink in Kane is open on its usual schedule.
Lori McClain who owns the business with her husband, Ivan, said Monday that skating would be held Wednesday at the "usual" time of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
She said the rink also would be open for its weekend schedule---Â 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
The rink also accepts bookings for private parties on Tuesdays and Thursday, McClain said.
There once was a time when many priests led a secluded life and stayed "home" within their own church.
They said daily and Sunday Mass and tended to the spiritual needs of their parishioners. But they seldom took part in civic activities outside the church.
The Rev. Philip A. Pinczewskiâfondly known as âFather Philââis part of a growing breed of priests and other religious leaders who are taking a very active role in the community.
Patrick Anderson of Kane isnât resting on his laurels after winning the pole vault for the second consecutive year in the state championship track and field meet.
He set the Class AA record by clearing 15 feet, 11 inches in the state meet.
Anderson, who holds the Kane school record at 16 feet, 4 ÂŸ inches in the pole vault, is setting his sights on lofty goalsâeven a shot at a future Olympics.
âRight now, Iâm trying to clear 17 feet in a meet,â Anderson said. âIâve done it in practice.â
Bonnie M. Harris, 89, formerly of 711 Smithfield Ave. in Kane, died Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided.
Born Aug. 11, 1922 in Duhring, she was the daughter of William D. and Myrtle K. Krise Herron.Â
Mrs. Harris was an assembler for Stackpole Corp. in Kane for 25 years, thenÂ was a nurse's aide at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport for five years.
She was a member of the former Order of the Eastern Star in Kane.