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May 21, 2013

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Use this handy guide all summer! It’s filled with fun, adventure and “close by” tourist attractions...all within a few hours drive from home!

2934 ROUTE 16, OLEAN, NY 14760

716-372-4208

Your guide to local tourist attractions and summer recreational activities!

Supplement to the Moneysaver Shopping Guide & Moneysaver Shopping News

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INDEX
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Allegany County Fair..................4 Art in the Wilds, Kane, PA ..........8 Buchanan Brothers’ Pharmacy, Inc...........................6 Burt Young Sales Center............1 Burt Young Sales Center............5 Canfield’s Outdoor Power Equipment, Inc.........................2 Cattaraugus County Tourism.....8 Cook’s Tire & Automotive Center...................4 Corner Bar.............................3 Cuba Cheese Shoppe, The.........2 D&F Travel, Inc............................4 Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.............4 Hamlin Bank and Trust Company.........................3 Jon Lindquist...............................5 Lightwaves Laser Engraving and Gift Shoppe.......................7 Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery....................7 McKean County Historical Society...................6 Old Red Schoolhouse...................5 Otto Township Old Home Days, Inc...................3 Pioneer Oil Museum....................5 Port Allegany Concerts On The Town Square................7 Potter County Fair.......................5 Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Museum.................3 Sisson’s Chain Saw & Stoves....6

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Local Information Resources
Bradford Chamber of Commerce 121 Main St., Bradford, PA 16701 814-368-7115; www.bradfordchamber.com Coudersport Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 261, 6 East 2nd St., Coudersport, PA 16915 e-mail: cacoc@zitomedia.net Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce 120 North Union St., Olean, NY 14760 716-372-4433, www.oleanny.com e-mail: info@oleanny.com Kane Chamber of Commerce 54 Fraley St., Kane, PA 16735 814-837-6565, www.kanepa.com Otto Township Chamber of Commerce 31 Oil Valley Rd., Duke Center, PA 16729 814-966-3535; e-mail: zirkle@zoominternet.net Port Allegany Chamber of Commerce 45 West Maple St., Port Allegany, PA 16743 814-642-2526 or 1-800-473-9370 Smethport Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 84, Smethport, PA 16749 814-887-4134 Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau Chautauqua Ins. Welcome Center Chautauqua Main Gate Rte. 394, P.O. Box 1441, Chautauqua, NY 14722 716-357-4569 or 1-866-908-4569; fax: 716-357-2284 www.tourchautauqua.com

53 Genesee St., Cuba, NY 14727 (Exit 28 off I-86)

We are more than just a Cheese Shoppe!
The Cuba Cheese Shoppe carries 325 varieties of domestic, imported, and local cheeses! We specialize in our Aged Cheddar as well as our Fresh Cheese Curd. Stop in for a unique shopping experience where you will find gourmet foods, salt rising bread, chocolates, jams, jellies, and so much more. Gift packages can be mailed anywhere in the continental U.S. Let us take care of your gift giving needs. Call us for a free mail order catalog and information on our Fundraising Program.
Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8:30am-6pm; Sat. & Sun. 8:30am-5pm
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Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau online will uncover hundreds of recipes, some of which (Visitors Center, Bradford, PA) require cooking and some of which don’t. Generally play 80 E. Corydon St., Suite 114, Bradford, PA 16701 dough that is cooked lasts longer. Here is a recipe for 1-800-473-9370; Fax: 814-368-9370 play dough that requires no cooking. www.visitanf.com; e-mail: info@visitanf.com Homemade Play Dough Allegheny National Forest Vacation Bureau 1/4 c. salt (Visitors Center, Lantz Corners, PA) 1 c. flour Foote Rest Campground Complex 1/4 c. water 3183 Rte. 219, Lantz Corners, PA 16735 Combine the salt and flour in a large bowl. Add the Potter County Visitors Association water and mix well. Flour a cutting board, turn the P.O. Box 245, Coudersport, PA 16915-0245 dough onto it and knead it until firm. Add more water if 1-888-POTTER2 or 814-274-3365 needed to get the right consistency. www.visit.pottercounty.com Many play dough recipes call for the addition of food Allegany County Tourism & coloring. Make sev-eral batches, switch up the food Culture Tourism Visitors Center coloring and create a rain-bow of colors for your kids to Crossroads Commerce & Conference Center 6087 NYS Route 19 North, Belmont, NY 14813 play with. 585-268-5500/5425 or 1-800-836-1869 Whatever recipe you choose, keep in mind that www.alleganyco.com some kids are more imaginative than others and will Cattaraugus County Dept. of Tourism have no problem turning a lump of dough into 303 Court St., Little Valley, NY 14755 something fabulous. For those who might struggle, 1-800-331-0543 consider pulling some project sheets. There are dozens www.enchantedmountains.com online for making everything from automobiles to Cuba New York Chamber of Commerce, Inc. zebras. P.O. Box 233, Cuba, NY 14727 Sit down with your kids and join in the fun. 585-968-5654; www.cubanewyork.us Together, you can create a whole new world. To ensure Friendship Chamber of Commerce the fun continues, store the play dough you create in an P.O. Box 275, RR #2, Friendship, NY 14739 airtight container. The dough should keep for a few 585-973-2481 days, if not longer. Smethport Senior Visitor Center ® 119 W. Main St., ® Smethport, PA 16749 Wellsville Chamber of Commerce 114 North Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 Chain Prices 585-593-5080, .325 Chain Fax: 585-593-5088 Price/24 Hours 3/8 Chain www.wellsvilleareaSnowblower......................$50.00 16” - $14.95 16” - $13.95 chamber.com Stump Grinder..................$50.00 18” - $15.95 18” - $14.95 e-mail: info@wellsvilleareachamber.com Cutoff Saw........................$50.00 20” - $16.95 20” - $16.95

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Rainy Day Fun
By Tresa Erickson Summer is in full swing, and the kids have spent much of it outdoors. But now the rain has come, and while your kids have managed to keep themselves entertained indoors, you know that isn’t going to last. Eventually they are going to tire of all the TV shows, computer games and books and turn to you for something to do. Why not break out the play dough. Play dough is easy to make and can be used time and time again. One search

www.cubacheese.com Phone: (585) 968-3949 Fax: (585) 968-1746 Toll Free: 1-800-543-4938 Come in and try our samples!

Lawn Tractor.....................$50.00 24” - $18.95 Generator.........................$50.00 Pole Saw..........................$40.00 Bar/ Tiller-Rear Tine.................$40.00 Wood Splitter....................$40.00 Chain Oil Husqvarna Brushcutter.....$30.00 $ Pressure Washer..............$30.00 8.25/gal. Fertilizer Spreader............$20.00 Roller................................$15.00 2 cycle Oil York Rake Pull Behind......$50.00 1 Gal. Mix.............$8.40/6 pk. York Rake 3 pt. Hitch........$50.00 2 Gal. Mix..........$12.00/6 pk. Chipper Shredder.............$50.00 Leaf Blower......................$25.00 2.5 Gal. Mix..........$13.50/6 pk. Mantis Tiller......................$35.00 5 Gal. Mix..........$25.50/6 pk. Post Hole Digger..............$50.00
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Whether you are vacationing on the road or on the beach

Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Museum
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Thurs., June 20 5-8 p.m. $3.50 each
(beverage included) at the Museum

Other hours and tours available upon request. Phone 585-928-1249 for more information.

Summer Concert Series
Thursday nights - Acoustic Friday nights - DJs Saturday nights - Bands

MAY 21, 2013

Pool Safety
By Tresa Erickson Spending the day at the pool can be great fun for the whole family. Teens can show off their diving skills in the deep end, while younger children play games in the shallow end and tots splash around in the kiddie pool as their par-ents look on. With swim-ming pools comes an ele-ment of risk and the proper precautions must be taken to ensure a safe experience for one and all. Whether you go to a public pool or have one of your own, you need to make safety a priority. Adult supervision is essential, especially with children that cannot swim. Never leave children alone in the pool for a second, even if they’re wearing a lifejacket or a lifeguard is on duty. Nothing is foolproof, especially air-filled swimming aids. Never depend upon rafts and other floating devices to keep children afloat. Use lifejackets and supervise children always. Nothing can replace the ability to swim, not even a lifejacket. If you children don’t know how to swim already, teach them or enroll them in a swimming class. Even if your children know how to swim, you may want to enroll them in a class just to ensure they get the proper technique down. It is best not to purchase a pool until your children are old enough to learn how to swim and follow your instructions. This, however, is not always possible. Should you own a pool, you will need to take some measures to ensure no child gets into it unsupervised. A high fence with a self-closing gate and latch high out of young hands’ reach is a must. Alarms on the gate will let you know when someone has entered the area. A safety cover on the pool will keep individuals from accidentally falling into the pool. You will also need to set up some safety rules for your pool. Post them for all to see and take the time to

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Picnic At An Area Park...
Austin Dam Memorial Park Rte. 873, Austin, PA 16720 814-647-3318 Allegheny State Park 2373 Rte. 1, Salamanca, NY 14779 Cherry Springs State Park 454 Layman Run Road 12 mi. West of Galeton, PA 16922 Denton Hill State Park Rte. 6, Coudersport, PA 16915 Gargoyle Park West State Rd., Olean, NY 14760 Griffis Sculpture Park 6902 Mill Valley Rd., East Otto, Ashford Hollow, NY 14729 Hamlin Lake Park Water St., Smethport, PA 16749 Jamestown Audubon Nature Center 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701 Kinzua Bridge State Park Ormsby Rd., Mt. Jewett, PA 16740 Lake Erie State Park Rte. 5, Brocton, NY 14716 Letchworth State Park Rte. 19, Portageville, NY 14536 Long Point on Lake Chautauqua State Park 4459 Rte. 430, Bemus Point, NY 14712 Lyman Run State Park 454 Lyman Run Rd. Galeton, PA, 16922 Midway Park Rte. 430, P.O. Box E, Maple Springs, NY 14756 Rock City Park 505 Rock City Rd., Olean, NY 14760

Otto Township Old Home Days
Duke Center, PA

S c h e d u le o f E v e n t s
Fri., July 26th
• 4:00pm: Steak Bake, Otto Twp. Fire Hall • 6:00pm-8:00pm: Children’s Lip Sync Contest, Park Stage. Call 814-225-4265 • 6:00pm-10:00pm: American Amusements Rides, Otto Twp. Park • 8:00pm-12:00am: Entertainment-Dance “Blindside”, Park Stage. Admission: $5.00 Family/ $3.00 Individual. • 9:30am-12:00pm: Car Show Registration, O-E Football Field. Call (814) 966-3933 or 966-3131 for information. • 11:00am: Parade, Main St., Duke Center • 12:00pm-9:00pm: American Amusements Rides, Otto Twp. Park • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Redneck Olympic Game Registration, Otto Twp. Park. coast800@gmail.com to pre-register • 12:00pm-1:00pm: Flames - Gymnasts, Otto Twp. Park • 12:00pm-4:00pm: Car Show, O-E Football Field Bookmobile • 1:00pm: Tractor Pull, Otto Twp. Park signups and • 1:00pm: Quarter Bingo, Otto Twp. Pavilion hourly stories • 1:00pm-Scott Fatboy, Park Stage • 2:00pm: Horseshoe Tournament, Otto Twp. Park • 3:00pm: David Jeffers- Magician, Park Stage • 4:00pm: Car Show Awards Ceremony, O-E Football Field • 5:00pm: David Jeffers- Magician, Park Stage • 6:00pm: DJ Scot Fatkid Reynolds, Park Stage • 7:00pm-11:30am: “NoMaD”, Park Stage Sponsored by Northwestsavings Bank & 100.1 The Hero Dusk: Fireworks, Sponsored by Old Home Day Committee Rain Date - Sunday, July 28th
American Amusements Rides All Weekend! • 11:00am: Fire Dept. Chicken Barbecue,

Sat., July 27th

Saturday Admission: $2.00

Thurs., May 23rd - “Ade Adu” Fri., May 24th - “DJ Rich” Sat., May 25th - “Witch Hazel” Thurs., May 30th - “That Folk and Ronan” Fri., May 31st - “DJ Drewski” Sat., June 1st - “Good Bye Dawn” Thurs., June 6th - “Ade Adu” Fri., June 7th - “DJ Rich” Sat., June 8th - “Two For Flinching” Thurs., June 13th - “That Folk and Ronan” Fri., June 14th - “DJ Drewski” Sat., June 15th - “Clean Slate” Thurs., June 20th - “Ade Adu” Fri., June 21st - “DJ Rich” Sat., June 22nd - “Two Degrees From Perfect” Thurs., June 27th - “That Folk and Ronan” Fri., June 28th - “DJ Drewski” Sat., June 29th - “Dressed To Kill” Thurs., July 5th - “DJ Rich” Fri., July 6th - “Electroidz” Thurs., July 11th “That Folk and Ronan” Fri., July 12th - “DJ Drewski” Sat., July 13th - “Back From Reality” Thurs., July 18th - “Ade Adu” Fri., July 19th - “DJ Rich” Sat., July 20th - “Witch Hazel” Thurs., July 25th - “That Folk and Ronan” Fri., July 26th - “DJ Drewski” Sat., July 27th - “Clean Slate” Thurs., Aug. 1st - “Ade Adu” Fri., Aug. 2nd - “DJ Rich” Sat., Aug. 3rd - “Two For Flinching” Thurs., Aug. 8th - “That Folk and Ronan” Fri., Aug. 9th - “Two Degrees From Perfect” Sat., Aug. 10th - “We Speak Canadian” Thurs., Aug. 15th - “Ade Adu” Fri., Aug. 16th - “DJ Drewski” Sat., Aug. 17th - “Dressed To Kill” Thurs., Aug. 22nd - “That Folk and Ronan” Fri., Aug. 23rd - “DJ Rich” Sat., Aug. 24th - “Electroidz” Thurs., Aug. 29th - “Ade Adu” Sat., Aug. 31st - “Electroidz”
enforce them. Public pools generally have safety rules in place. Take the time to go over them with your children and discuss with them why it is not a good idea to run around the pool, dive into the shallow end and so forth. Enforce the rules to the letter; do not fudge. If you are asked not to use certain pool toys, then don’t. Even with the proper precautions, accidents can happen. Be prepared by knowing first aid and CPR as well as how to use the safety equipment provided. If you own a pool, make sure you have the proper equipment in place and it is in good condition. Post a list of emergency contacts by the phone and appoint a responsible adult to supervise activities in the pool if you are not available to do so yourself. Once you have finished swimming, gather everyone and everything. Do not leave any toys in the pool. They could entice younger children to enter the water. If you are at your own pool, double-check that everyone is out and secure the gate behind you. A pool of sparkling water on a hot summer’s day can be a real temptation to child-ren. Be aware of this and take the precautions neces-sary to keep every-one safe in and around the water.

Sun., July 28th
Otto Twp. Fire Hall

Enjoy the Numerous Children’s Games, Craft and Food Vendors

For Vendor Information, Call 966-3619 For Redneck Game Pre-registration, coast800@gmail.com (Cornhole, Ladder golf & Washers) ***Please, no pets, or bikes in the park*** No glass bottles permitted in park area.

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ALLEGANY COUNTY FAIR
Angelica, NY - Exit 31 Route I-86

Olean Summer Events!

MAY 21, 2013

Mon., July 15th - Sat., July 20th, 2013 ATTRACTIONS
A ll Includ ed w ith $8.00 A d m ission! WNY Pro Farm Pullers 7:00pm - Mon., July 15th Horse Pulls 1:00pm & 6 pm - Tues., July 16th Unique Music Tributes 4:00pm-10:00pm - Wed., July 17th
Under 32 inches tall admitted free!
www.alleganycountyfair.org
Calendar of Events
May-September Farmer's Market, Every Saturday, 8am-2pm, JCC Parking Lot, Olean, NY Farmer's Market, Every Thursday, 11am-5pm, Grange Hall Lawn, Belmont, NY May 22 JCC Scholarship Classic Golf Tourn., Bartlett Country Club, Olean, NY May 23-26 Memorial Day Trailrides, Little Valley, NY May 25-27 Free Admission Weekend, Eldred World War II Museum, Eldred, PA May 26 Late Model Special, Little Valley Speedway, 6:30pm, Little Valley, NY May 27 Harley Davidson's Ride to Remember, Gowanda, NY Memorial Day Parade, Cuba, NY, 10am May 31-June 1 Children's Department Yard Sale, Portville Library, Portville, NY May 31-June 2 Hollywood Happenings, Gowanda, NY June, July & August Free Concerts on the Town Square, Port Allegany, PA, Thursdays at 6pm Dick Robertson's Local History Programs, Old Jail Museum, Smethport, PA, Fridays, 2pm June 1 Woods Walk/Run, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY Allegany County Celtic Festival, Former Belmont School, Belmont, NY Kids Fishing Derby at Ole Bull State Park, Cross Fork, PA, 9am-noon God's Country Marathon, Galeton High School, Galeton, PA, 7am-3pm Creekside Roundup's Horse Pull, Franklinville, NY, 3pm June 1-2 Lake Lane's Annual Sportman's show with FREE Youth Fishing

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Rally in the Valley
August 21-25 • Throughout Olean

Boys & Bulls Rodeo 7:30pm - Thurs., July 18th Quads & Motorcross Stunt Show 7:30pm - Fri., July 19th Demolition Derby 4:00pm - Sat., July 20th

Must be at least 32 inches tall to ride rides.

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Derbyand an Adult Trout/Bass Tourney, Lake Lane, Olean, NY, All Day June 1-13 Tween Art Camp, Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport June 3 Richburg-Wirt Historial Society Meeting Featuring Mike Lavius on the Battle of Gettysburg, Richburg-Wirt Historical Museum, Richburg, 7pm June 3-7 Kids Art Camp, Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport, PA June 5-8 Cuba Dairy Week, Cuba, NY June 6-9 Cherry Springs Star Party, Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport, PA June 7 Super Spring Special, Little Valley Speedway, Little Valley, NY June 7-9 Church Festival at St. Mary's of the Angels, Olean, NY St. Bonaventure University Alumni Weekend, St. Bonaventure June 8 Mercy Flight Open House, OGH Flight Center, Olean, NY, 11am-4pm Otto Township Garage Sale Day June 8-16 PA State Laurel Festival, Wellsboro, PA June 9 Dirty Duathlon, Holiday, Valley, Ellicottville, NY Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Springwater, NY, 9am Little Valley Rider's Extreme Cowboy, Little Valley, NY, 9am June 10-August 2 Summer Youth Reading Program, David A. Howe Library, Wellsville, NY, 10am June 12 45th Annual Chamber Clambake, Olean, NY June 13 Front Porch Melodies- Dinner Theatre, Court of Angels, Smethport, PA, 6pm June 15 Red & Gold Golf Scramble, Bartlett Country Club, Olean Arts and Crafts Festival, Randolph, NY Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Bolivar, NY, 9am Mudslide Obstacle Run: A Rip Roarin' Slippery Slidin' Obstacle Jumpin' Trail Runnin' Event, Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, NY June 17 BIG Messy Art Camp, Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport June 18 Early Bird Duck Race, Shaner Field Bridge, Bolivar, NY, 5:30pm Field Day & Community Picnic, Shaner Field, Bolivar, NY, 6-8pm June 18-23 Pioneer Oil Days, Bolivar, NY June 19 BRAG Cemetery Walk, Wells Cemetery, Little Genesee, NY, 6pm D2D Spaghetti Dinner, Bolivar United Methodist Church, Bolivar, NY, 4:30-6pm Celebrate with Music, Bolivar United Methodist Church, Bolivar, NY, 7pm June 19-August 7 Summer Reading Program, Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport, PA

June 20 Annual OGH Aux. Strawberry Festival and Health Fair, Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY, 10am-6pm Free Movie in the Park(ing) Lot, Bolivar Free Library, Bolivar, Dusk Local Scavenger Hunt, St. Mary's R.C. Church, Bolivar, NY, 6:30pm Strawberry Shortcake and Sundae Festival,Richburg-Wirt Historical Society, Richburg, 5-8pm All Day Book Sale, Richburg Colonial Library, Richburg, NY June 20-22 Penn's Woods Jeep Jamboree USA, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA June 21 Wall of Fame Inductions, New Oil Museum, Bolivar, NY, 6pm Baldwin's Tractor Pull, South St., Bolivar, NY, 6pm Wine & Cheese Tasting, New Oil Museum, Bolivar, NY, 6:30-8pm Fireman's Street Dance, Bolivar Fire Hall, Bolivar, NY, 7-10pm Kids Night at the Pool, Bolivar Village Pool, Bolivar, NY, 7-10pm June 21-26 PA State Little League Championships, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA June 22 Strawberry Full Moon Walk & Campfire, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY Susan G. Komen 5K Run/Walk, BRCS Track, Bolivar, NY, 8:30am Pioneer Oil Days Parade, Main St., Bolivar, NY, 10am Summer Cruise, Main St., Bolivar, following the parade 3rd Annual Duck Race, Main St. Bridge, Bolivar, NY, noon June 22-23 Art in the Wilds, Juried Fine Arts Show, Evergreen Park, Kane

June 24 BIG Messy Art Camp, Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport Historical Movie Night, Old Jail Museum, Smethport, Pa, 7pm June 25-29 Old Home Days, Main St., Allegany, NY June 27 Corporate Challenge 5k Run and Walk, JCC, Olean, NY, 6pm June 28-30 Meldown 2 Music, Oregon Rd., Olean, NY June 29 Marion Scott Garden Walk, Olean, NY, 10am-4pm 6th Annual Summer Fun Fest & Turtle Race, 4th of July Parade, 11am, Car Show, Noon, Rides Open at Noon, Turtle Race, 3pm, Fireworks, 10pm, Shinglehouse, PA June 29-30 Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival, Allegany State Park Cross Fork Snake Hunt, Fireman's Parade & Field Day, Cross Fork, PA, 8am-10pm June 30 Don Kent Memorial Horse Pull, Hinsdale American Legion, Hinsdale, NY Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Angelica, NY, 9am July 1 BIG Messy Art Camp, Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Meeting Featuring Speaker Craig Braack, Richburg-Wirt Museum, Richburg, 7pm July 2-August 6 Dig into Reading, Bolivar Free Library, Bolivar, NY, 10-11am

July 3 Cuba Lake Fireworks, Cuba, NY July 3-4 Freedom Daze Spectacular, Little Valley Speedway, Little Valley

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2013 Potter County Fair
Sun., July 28 through Sat., Aug. 3
Rte. 44 in Millport, PA

FREE Entertainment! FREE Parking! FREE Admission!
CLIP & SAVE Calendar of Events
July 4 OPFFA Firefighter's Fireworks, Bradner Stadium, Olean, NY Annual Fourth of July River Regatta, Allegheny River, NY 4th of July Festival, Andover, NY Fish for Free Day, State of PA July 4-7 Ellicottville Rodeo, Ellicottville, NY July 5-7 Summer Festival of the Arts, Ellicottville, NY July 6 Lavender Festival, Angelica, NY Discover History Day, Kinzua Bridge State Park, Mt. Jewett July 6-7 South Dayton Fire Dept. Annual Tractor Pull, South Dayton 1pm Bark Peeler's Convention, PA Lumber Museum, Galeton, PA July 8-12 Summer Space Camps/Rocket Girls, Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center, Allegany, NY July 11 Battle & Artifacts of Gettysburg, Large Courtroom, Smethport 7pm July 11-13 H.O.G. Rally, Ellicottville, NY July 12 Summer Late Model, Little Valley Speedway, Little Valley, NY, 7pm July 13 Portville Heritage Day, Portville Pfeiffer & Portville Heritage Walk, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY July 13-14 S.T.A.R.S. Annual Scale Air Show, Ischua, NY Give The Dog A Bone Tour, Firemen's Park, Allegany, NY Town Wide Yard Sales, Randolph July 14 Six Hours of Power, Holiday Valley Mountain Resort, Ellicottville Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Belfast, NY, 9am July 15-August 16 Children's Summer Reading Program, Portville Library, Portville, NY July 16-21 Allegany County Fair, Allegany County Fairgrounds, Angelica, NY July 17 Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Hemlock, NY, 12pm July 19-21 Seneca Allegany Veterans POW WOW, Veterans Memorial Park, Salamanca, NY 38th Annual Great Wellsville Balloon Rally, Wellsville, NY July 20 Kids & Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Run, Bradford, PA Main Street Festival, Wellsville July 20-21 Festa Italiana, St. John's Church, Olean, NY July 21 Little Valley Rider's Extreme Cowboy #2, Little Valley, NY, 9am July 22-26 Space Camps/Rockets: The Way to Space, Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center, Allegany, NY July 24 Historical Movie Night, Old Jail Museum, Smethport, Pa, 7pm July 26-28 Jazz Weekend, Ellicottville, NY Old Home Days, Duke Center, PA 34th Annual Show and Demo, Allegheny Mountain Engine and Implement Association, Inc., Port Allegany, PA 11th Annual Austin Dam Show, Austin, PA, 6pm-3am July 27 Nature Sketching with Ferns, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY Onofest, Onoville Marina, Steamburg, NY July 27-28 Tough Mudder, Tall Pines ATV Park, Andover, NY July 28 Art in the Park, Taste of Olean, JCC, Olean, NY, 11am-5pm PA Grand Canyon Marathon, Wellsboro, PA, 7am-3pm Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Middleport, NY, 9am Creekside's Open Draft Horse Show, Franklinville, NY

July 28-August 3 Potter County Fair, fairgrounds, Millport, PA July 29-August 4 Cattaraugus County Fair, fairgrounds, Little Valley, NY July 30 Free Movie in the Park(ing) Lot, Bolivar Free Library, Bolivar, Dusk July 31-August 3

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Gerry Rodeo, Gerry, NY August 1-3 Heritage Days, Allegany, NY August 2-3 Joyful Rescue Pet Fest, Hinsdale, NY, 10am-4pm August 2-4 The Woodsmen Show, Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport, PA, 9am-10pm August 3-4 Heritage Days, Angelica, NY August 4 Street Classics Car Show/Swap Meet, Allegany Firemen's Park, Allegany, NY August 5 Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Meeting Featuring Speaker Della Moore on the African American Center for Cultural Development, Richburg-Wirt Museum, Richburg, 7pm August 8 Retreat from Gettysburg, Large Courtroom, Smethport, PA, 7pm August 9 Full Moon Family Beach Party, Allegany State Park, Allegany August 9-11 Kettle Creek Ambulance Music Fest, Cross Fork, PA Swedish Fest, Mt. Jewett, PA August 10-11 Taste of Ellicottville, Ellicottville August 11 Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Churchville, NY, 9am August 11-17 McKean County Fair, fairgrounds, Smethport, PA August 12-17 Historical Society Goes to the Fair!, "The U.S. In War & Peace", Society Building, McKean Cty. Fairgrounds August 15-17 Italian Fest, Bradford, PA August 16-18 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Olean, NY 2nd Annual Rockin' Ribfest, Veterans Memorial Park, Salamanca, NY August 18 Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Canaseraga, NY, 9am August 21-25 11th Annual Rally in the Valley, Bradner Stadium, Olean, NY August 22 World of Outlaws Late Model Blowout, Little Valley Speedway, Little Valley, NY, 7-11pm August 24 Summer Bounty, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY August 24-25 Historic Fair at Crook Farm, Bradford, PA August 28 Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Wayland, NY, 9am August 30-September 2 Annual Labor Day Weekend Trailride, Little Valley, NY September 1 Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Rushford, NY, 9am September 3-28 Story Time, David A. Howe Library, Wellsville, NY, 10am September 6 Harvest Moon Gala, Old Library Restaurant, Olean, NY, 6pm September 6-8 Falling Leaves Regatta, Hinsdale American Legion, Hinsdale September 7 Fire & Fall Flavors ~ Open Fire Cooking, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY United Way Swine Tasting and Rib Cook-Off, Olean War Veterans Park, Olean, 11am September 8 Little Valley Rider's Extreme Cowboy #3, Little Valley, NY, 9am September 12 Annual Fall Dinner Meeting with Speaker Honorable Judge Hauser about the War of 1812, East Smethport United Christian Church, Smethport, 6pm

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September 13-15 Black Forest Star Party, Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport, PA September 14 Super Late Model Special, Little Valley Speedway, Little Valley, 6:30pm Rte. 16 Garage Sale & Firemen's BBQ, Hinsdale, NY September 14-October 31 Pumpkinville, Great Valley, NY September 15 Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Club Pull, Wellsville, 9am September 21 Awesome Amphibia, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY September 21-22 Garlic Festival, Cuba, NY Rock 'N Oldies Weekend, Ellicottville, NY Fall Festival at Kinzua Bridge State Park, Mt. Jewett, PA, 10am-6pm September 22 Creekside Roundup's Fall Carriage/Wagon Drive, Franklinville, NY

September 24 Historical Movie Night, Old Jail Museum, Smethport, Pa, 7pm September 28 Bonagany, Allegany, NY St. Gabriel Church Oktoberfest Celebration, Port Allegany, PA, 2pm-10pm October 4-27 Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, Ellicottville, NY, 9pm (Friday, Saturday and Sundays only) October 5 Pig Roast: A Touch of Civil War

Times, Smethport, PA October 5-6 Annual Falling Leaves Festival, Salamanca, NY October 11-13 Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show, Rock City Park, Olean, NY October 12-13 Fall Festival, Ellicottville, NY October 19 Hunter's Full Moon Hike & Campfire, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY

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Boredom Busters On A Budget
June 24, July 24, & Sept. 24 at 7pm: Historical Movie Nights Chaired by: Ron Tyson & John VanMarter Presented by: Roger Alexis at the Old Jail Museum August 8 at 7pm: Retreat From Gettysburg Presented by: Dave Petruzzi of Brockway at Large Courtroom August 12-17: Historical Society Goes to the Fair!! “The U.S. In War & Peace” Society Building at the McKean County Fair Chaired by: Judy & Leo Church September 12 at 6pm: Annual Fall Dinner Meeting“War of 1812” East Smethport United Christian Church, Speaker: Honorable Judge Hauser “$” October 5: Gates open at 1:00pm: Pig Roast: “A Touch of Civil War Times” At the McKean County Fair Grounds Chaired by: Tim Garity, Eileen McKean & Roger Alexis “$” November 19 at 7:00pm: “A Night Devoted to The Gettysburg Address” Presented by: James Miller At The Large Courtoom December 28 at 1:00pm- 4:00pm: Scarf & Mitten Tour of Old Jail Museum “$”

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2013 Scheduled Programs At A Glance
Locations Listed.
Saturdays: Weaving Class Instructors: Flo Larson & Jim Baker Call office for more details - 814-887-5142. “$”
Preserving Our County’s History

McKean County Historical Society
“Old Jail Museum”

Thursday, May 24 at 7pm: Book Signing Old Jail Museum, The Bush Hill Saga by Philip L. Smith June, July, August (Every Friday) at 2pm: “Local History Talks” Old Jail Museum. Speaker: Dick Robertson

502 W. King Street (behind the Courthouse) Smethport, PA 16749 (814) 887-5142
2011-2015 Civil War Sesquicentennial MCHS honors the history and sacrifices of this time.

Active Duty Military & their immediate family-FREE July 11 at 7pm: Battle & Artifacts of Group Tours Available Gettysburg Museum Hours: Presented by: Bob Longnecker & April, May, Sept. & Oct.: Tues. & Thurs., 1-4pm Larry Stillman at Large Courtroom June, July, & August: Mon.-Fri., 1-4pm

June 13 at 6pm: Front Porch Melodies, Dinner Theater Court of Angels, Smethport, PA Museum Information Featuring: Ardyth VanScoy & The Admission: General $5.00; Sr. Citizens & Students 13-21-$3.00 Chordiac Arrest Members, Students, Children (12 & under)-FREE Chaired by: Barbara Bowman “$”

mchsmuseum@verizon.net All programs FREE and open to the public unless noted with a “$”

Show Time!
By Tresa Erickson Do your kids like to draw and paint? Do they like to write and act? Put their talents to work and keep them busy this summer with some puppet shows. Putting on a puppet show can be great fun for old and young alike. There are several items your kids will need for their show, most importantly a story. Your kids can make up one on the fly or write up one ahead of time. If you have a child who likes to write, creating a screenplay of sorts might be up their alley. Just make sure they write enough parts for everyone involved. Once your kids have

a story in mind, they can start working on the backdrop for it. Puppet stages are ideal, but not everyone can afford to purchase one or make one from a kit. If budget is an issue, you can go for something a little simpler like a cardboard box dressed up with art supplies or a table draped with fabric. If that won’t work, pull a sofa or desk away from the wall, hang up a posterboard to set the scene and voila, you’ve got an instant puppet stage for your kids to act out their story. Depending upon the story and the type of stage created, your kids might want to add in some props. If the story is set in a family home

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and performed on top of table draped in fabric, for example, your daughter might want to decorate the stage with some of her dollhouse furniture. If the story is set in a kingdom, perhaps your son could set up some of his toy castles and horses. Leave it to your kids to decide what props to include, even if some leaves and pinecones from outside to set the scene for a forest. No puppet show would be complete without puppets! You can buy some or help yours kid make their own from inexpensive materials. Old white socks or new paper bags work great for the base. Just have your kids slip the sock or paper bag onto their hand and mark out the face. They can use almost anything they want to bring the face to life,” markers, crayons, paint pens. They can even attach some googly eyes, felt ears and yarn hair. Fill the tabletop with supplies and let your kids have at it! Puppets will matter little if you don’t have puppeteers. With any luck, your kids have already volunteered for a role. If they haven’t, now is the time to decide who is playing whom. Keep in mind that it is not uncommon for puppeteers to play more than one role. With the basics in place, your kids can start practicing with their puppets and preparing to perform their show. They’ll need an audience other than you, of course, so don’t

hesitate to invite over some of your family, friends and neighbors. Your kids just might have so much fun with it that they put on one show after another, keeping themselves and others entertained all summer long.

By Tresa Erickson “I’m bored, Mom and Dad!” When the days of summer turn endless and the kids run out of things to do, never fear. There are many things you can do at little to no cost. Here is a brief list. • Act out a short play. • Bake a cake or some cookies. • Build a birdhouse. • Camp out in your backyard. • Catch up with old friends. • Check out a free concert. • Dance to your favorite tunes. • Feed the ducks down by the lake. • Go window shopping. • Invite everyone over for a slumber party. • Jump on the trampoline. • Listen to some music. • Make some crafts. • Paint a picture. • Plant some flowers. • Play some cards or board games. • Quiz each other. • Read some books. • Run through the sprinkler. • See a free matinee. • Shop local yard sales. • Shoot some hoops. • Spend the day at the park.

• Stop by the farmer’s market. • Take a hike or bike ride. • Visit area nursing home residents. • Volunteer for an organization. • Watch a video. • Work in the garden. • Write a letter, story or play.

This is just a small sample of the low-cost activities that might be available for you and the kids to do in your area. Check with your chamber of commerce, library and park district for other ideas. Ask your friends and family members. You might just discover that there is more going on than you realized, and it might not cost as much as you might think. Start your search today and take advantage of every opportunity to keep your kids busy and your pocketbook intact this summer.

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Lightwaves Laser Engraving and Gift Shoppe
Located on Scenic Rte. 6 in Smethport, PA

Antique Machinery Show
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Unique Gifts, Jewelry, Specialty Candies.
Stop in and see the handcrafted items by some of the area's most talented ARTISANS!
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 10am-1pm "Custom engraving to create that unique gift"

August 2nd- 4th, 2013

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7:00am-Breakfast 7:00am-Breakfast 9:00am-Consignment Auction 11:00am-Parade of Tractors, 11:00am-Parade of Tractors, Horses, Equipment, Etc. Horses, Equipment, Etc. 12:00pm-Whistle Blows 12:00pm-Whistle Blows 4:00pm-Supper 1:00pm-Lumberjack Event- Men & 5:00pm-Opening CeremonyWomen Competitions. Marine Corp. Color Guard 1:30pm-Kiddy Pulls 5:30pm-Tractor Pulls & Garden 5:00pm-Woodcarver Auction Tractors 5:30pm-Tractor Pulls & Garden 7:30pm-10:30pm-Live Music Tractors “Hootenanny Band” 7:30pm-10:30pm-Live Music 8:00pm-Hot Antique Tractor Pulls “Covert Action” 8:00pm-Hot Antique Tractor Pulls

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7:00am-Breakfast 8:30am-Church Service 10:00am-Parade of Tractors, Horses, Equipment, Etc. 11:00am-Tractor Pulls- Standard Pull All Classes 12:00pm-Whistle Blows 12:00pm-Kiddy Pulls

Visit An Area Museum...
Alfred University Stull Observatory Almond Exit, 6 miles from Route 17, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 14802 Allegheny Arms and Armor Museum Rte. 46, 2-1/2 Mi. N. of Smethport, PA 16748 Allegany County Museum Court St., Belmont, NY 14813 Americana Manse 39 South St., Belmont, NY 14813 American Indian Crafts 719 Broad St., Salamanca, NY 14779 Art Gallery 509 Cherry St., James Prendergast Library, Jamestown, NY 14701 Bartlett House Museum & Olean Point Museum 302 Laurens St., Olean, NY 14760 Cattaraugus County Memorial Historical Museum Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755 Cuba Cheese Museum 22 Water St., Cuba, NY 14727 Dunkirk Historical Museum 513 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048 Dyke Museum Dyke St., off S. Main, P.O. Box 1331, Wellsville, NY 14895 Eldred WWII Museum 201 Main St., P.O. Box 273, Eldred, PA 16731 Ellicottville Historical Society 2 Washington, Ellicottville, NY 14731 Fenton History Center 67 Washington St., Jamestown, NY 14701 Fosdick-Nelson Gallery Harder Hall, Alfred University, 2 Pine St., Alfred, NY 14802

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Live Shows- Shadows of the Old West- All 3 Days Living Western Historians- Times to be Announced- All 3 Days
Griffis Sculpture Park Rte. 219, Ashford Hollow, NY 14729 International Museum of Ceramic Art Rte. 244, NYS College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 14802 JCC Forum Art Gallery 525 Falconer St., P.O. Box 20, Jamestown, NY 14701 Kane Railroad Depot & Museum S. Fraley, Kane, PA 16735 Lucy-Desi Museum 212 Pine St., 116 E. 3rd St., Jamestown, NY 14701 Mather Homestead Museum, Library & Memorial Park 343 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 McKean County Historical Society Court House, Smethport, PA 16749 McKean County Historical Museum 500 W. Main St., Smethport, PA 16749 McKean County Old Jail Museum 502 W. King St., Smethport, PA 16749 Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center SUNY College at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 14063 Olean Historical & Preservation Society 302 Laurens, Olean, NY 14760 Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Rte. 6, between Coudersport & Galeton, PA 16915 & 16922 Pioneer Oil Museum of NY Main St., State Rte. 417, Bolivar, NY 14715 Regina A Quick Center for the Arts St. Bonaventure University, Rte. 417, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Museum 243 Main St., Richburg, NY 14774 Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY 14701 Salamanca Rail Museum 170 Main St., Salamanca, NY 14779 Seneca-Iroquois National Museum 794-814 Broad St., Salamanca, NY 14779

Game On!
By Tresa Erickson It’s the dead of summer when the days are too hot to do anything but play in the pool. Whether you have a large u n d e rground pool or a small aboveground pool, there are games you can play to keep everyone entertained for much of the day. Here are some suggestions. Beach Ball Relay Race This game works well in a large pool. Players are divided into two teams and take turns racing to the end of the pool and back, pushing the beach ball with their nose. The first team to finish the race wins. Don’t Drop the Ducky This game works well for any size of pool. Players attempt to toss around a rubber ducky as quickly as possible without dropping it into the water. Anyone that drops the ducky is out of the game. The player left standing wins the game. Ice Cube Toss This game works well in almost any size of pool. Players toss ice cubes out of the pool using just their toes. Whoever tosses out the most ice cubes wins the game. Marco Polo This game works well in any size of pool. One person is designated Marco Polo, and while blindfolded, attempts to tag others amidst shouts of “Polo.” The player left standing wins the game. Shark & Minnows This game works well for a mid-sized to large pool. One person is designated the shark and everyone else is a minnow. The minnows attempt to move from one end of the pool to the other without getting tagged or “eaten” by the shark. The minnow left standing wins the game.

Free Summer Concerts
Main Street - Route 6, Port Allegany, PA

Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. June, July & August • Family entertainment • Free admission & parking • Refreshments available • Bring blanket or lawn chair • No rain dates
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Be Sun Safe
By Tresa Erickson Hot temperatures call for cool fun. What-ever activity you’re in-volved in this summer, take caution if it involves water. Sun and water can make for a deadly combination, as water reflects and amplifies the sun’s rays, increasing the potential for sunburn and other damage. The sun emits three types of rays: UVA, UVB and UVC. The ozone layer prevents UVC rays from entering the earth’s atmosphere. There is no natural protective barrier against UVA and UVB rays outside of the melanin in your skin, which will absorb some, but not all, of the dangerous rays before any damage occurs. Over time, UVA and UVB rays can lead to premature aging, cataracts, skin cancer and other conditions. Generally, the darker your skin, the more melanin you have and the lower your risk of sun damage. No one, however, has enough melanin to forgo protective measures altogether. For the best results, you should limit your time outdoors when the sun’s rays are at their harshest, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., although location can also factor into the equation. Higher altitudes in latitudes close to the equator may extend the time period and call for extra protection outside.

Seasonal temperatures may also come into play. Hot temperatures demand diligent sun protection. Cold temperatures with snow and ice demand it as well, as snow and ice reflect and amplify the sun’s rays just like water. Don’t be fooled by cool, cloudy days either. Just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean it isn’t

there emitting UVA and UVB rays. Wherever you live, stay indoors as much as possible during times of harsh sun. Reserve your water fun for the early morning or the late afternoon. If you must go out, cover up. Wear clothing made of sun-protective material. This will keep the sun’s rays from pene-

trating your skin. Apply a waterproof/sweatproof sunscreen with a high SPF to all areas of your skin exposed to the sun. Make sure you use one that guards against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply it 30 minutes before you go outside and reapply it every few hours thereafter. When out of the water, wear a hat and sunglasses

with 100% UV protection. The sun can do damage no matter what it’s like outside, and some medications can exacerbate its effects. Be aware of this and take the time to find out if any of the medications you are taking make you sun sensitive. If so, take extra precautions when outdoors. Protecting your body

from the damaging effects of the sun is important. Just ask anyone who has had a bout with skin cancer. It is imperative that you make the effort to be sun safe, especially when you are on, in or around water or some form of it. Do your best to cover up, whether sun sensitive or not. Your health depends upon it!

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