The Sun and the Erie County Independent from Hamburg, New York on March 6, 1980 · Page 9
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fl D I I I riZlKUXST SCHOOL HOLDS m&i'Fm'ttyiffi 0. -ak.t- ' 1 I ' WELCOME SABRES Tim Smelser, right, president of the Pinehurst Elementary School student body is shown welcoming Tony McKegny of the Buffalo Sabres to the February 25th "Meet the Sabre Night" at Pinehurst Elementary School in Lakeview. A film on the 1975 Buffalo Philadelphia Stanley Cup Final was shown, followed by a talk by Mr. McKegny with questions and answers. Autographs and refreshments closed out the evening, for the 350 attending. The event was sponsored by the PTA with Mrs. Mary Ann Sullivan in charge. VETERAN CUB SCOUT "THANK YOIT Thomas Holden, Armor Cub Park 4 treasurer, presents an appreciation plaque to Mrs. Jesse Gillette for over ten years of outstanding service to the pack as a leader and advisor. The award was made at the recent Blue and Gold Dinner of the Pack in the Armor Fire Hall marking the 50th anniversary of Cub Scouting. 3rd ANNUAL SPRING FASHION SHOW Sponsored by Youth Against Cancar (Y.A.C.) and Liberty Straat Fashions Hamburg High School Wednesday. March 12. $1 .00 Donation-Proceeds American Cancer Society J" tlBEHTY 8TBEET 77 MAIN ST. Hamburg 649 ABERDEEN PLATE GLASS CO. 81 MAIN ST., HAMBURG 648-0560 HOURS: Mon. thru 8t., 9 am to 5 pm INSURANCE CLARIS HANDLED SCREENS REPAIRED GLASS Cut to Size PICTURE GLASS FIREPLACES FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES FIREPLACE SCREENS REPAIRED PLEXIGLASS CUSTOM INSULATED UNITS AUTO GLASS INSTALLED EKEKCEXCT IGKZ I CSXmOAL IXEAIACE 826-4444 HOCKIY MIGHT i mmmmmm (?), rt t w I 's4fc. ."w LEADER HONORED - V mi 7:30Dm 7 - 6066 IBBI I I I I PICTURE FRAMING MIRRORS Cut to Size ANTIQUE MIRRORS TABLE TOPS SHOWER DOORS TUB ENCLOSURES ANDERSON REPLACEMENTS DETECTOR MIRRORS IBlHBIIIIMU Hamburg Couple. Jim and Carolyn Felger Had Nostalgic Journey to Olympic Games BY CAROLYN FELGER We were there, my husband James and myself, and enjoyed every minute of it it, well almost. We were a few minutes late for two events... the 70 meter ski-jumping on Sunday because there weren't enough buses, too many private autos on the narrow 2 lane road and we walked most of the two miles up and downhill to Intervale and the men's figure-skating because our train was an hour late. We decided that the LPOOC hadn't realized that the first weekend was a long weekend for many people. It was cold that first weekend, 20 below in Old Forge where we were staying in our recently winterized summer camp. There was a foot or more of a now on the ground but we were able to drive in our 4 wheel drive "Jolly Green" although we were prepared to pack everything in on snowshoes. We missed most of the waiting in lines because we took the train one of the best kept secrets of the Olympic travel committee. The Adirondack Railway is working to restore service from Utica to Lake Placid on what was the old New York Central run to Montreal. The railway connects with Amtrak at Utica (2 hours of our wait Sunday morning was caused by their waiting for Amtrak), stops in Thendara (Old Forge) and on request at stations like Big Moose, Beaver River Saranac and Tupper Lake and ends in the village of Lake Placid. The schedule is still a little erratic. The night it was 20 degrees below the steam pipes froze and several cars had no heat ( shades of Dr. Zhivago). But the train included a Pullman car, reclining seat parlor car, and old-fashioned dining car with excellent food (all prepared from scratch in the kitchen) and rustic club car. The old train station in Thendara . has been scrubbed up and refinished without spoiling its turn-of-the-century charm. The old round radiator in the middle of the large waiting room warmed us all families with young children, groups of young people, several old-timers and there was hot coffee to warm us inside as well. Waiting time was spent getting acquainted with each other, and exchanging Olympic stories. After the 3 hour ride to Lake Placid (the train travels about 30 miles an hour plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful Adirondack wilderness areas through which it runs). Plans just now include only weekend runs until Memorial Day and then daily runs all summer. For Jim and I. being there was the fulfillment to a dream, first voiced when we heard the Olymic Games would be in Lake Placid again. It was one of those "Why don't we go?" kinds of things. For Jim there was a special interest in the ski-jumping and Alpine events. The ski-jumping because he competed in that sport when he was a student at RPI; the mountain skiiing because of his long involvement with Murray Hill Ski Club in Golden. For me, it was a return to my roots. I was there in 1932, with my parents, Melvin and Hannah Hall, now fulltime Hamburg residents of Hampton Brook Drive. Then, we stayed with my maternal grandparents, the Reverend and Mrs. Robert L. Clark. This was the place where my parents met and were married, where I was baptized by my grandfather in the beautiful little Adirondack Community Church built while he was pastor there. I remembered my grandparents' house (the manse), the church, the dog-sled races (then, an Olympic event) and the ski-jump. Only the church is still there and it turned out to be a place of special warmth and welcome. The men and women of the Troy Conference of the United Methodist Church provided a 7 a.m. to 12 midnite coffee house with homemade donuts, cocoa, coffee, music, a place to sit and warm-up between events and even a large TV lounge' where you could watch other Olympic events. In Lake Placid, we found people were cheerful, friendly, easy to talk to. Most were properly dressed for a day outdoors in sweaters, ski suits, boots, mittens and small backpacks. Yes, almost everyone carried their lunch with them. Some other nice surprises at the Olympics: The friendly and helpful Thursday, March 6, 1980 State Troopers who directed traffic. The concerned National Guard members especially the medics who kept checking for people who were cold or might have frostbite. The Salvation Army canteens (we saw one from Buffalo) open at every bus line handing out hot cocoa and soup and accepting nothing in return. The bus drivers who worked long hours over bumpy and crowded roads to get us to and from the events (we rode on a Grand Island Transit and a Dunkirk and Fredonia bus during our stay). The United States Postal Service for providing mobile units selling all of the Olympic stamps where cheerful and efficient men and women worked long hours hand-stamping postcards and letters with special Olympic cancellations. As for the games themselves they were everything we had hoped and more. For everything except the ski-jumping, we were so close you could see the expressions on the faces of the athletes, the smiles reflected on the faces of the spectators, friendly faces, the sense of sportsmanship, cheering on all the contestants just for trying. It was a great experience. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mrs. Felger. the former Carolyn Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin F. Hall of Hampton Brook Dr. is the wife of James N. Felger, of Buffalo advertising agency executive. Free Tax Aid Available Here Free tax assistance is available to Hamburg area residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Marshall P. Cappelli. IRS. Buffalo District Director, has announced. This free help is available to Hamburg area taxpayers at Hamburg Village Hall. 100 Main Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The VITA . volunteer program was' established by the Internal Revenue Service to help taxpayers with the preparation of the short form 1040 A and is designed especially for the elderly, low-income and handicapped taxpayers. Volunteers were given special tax training by IRS representatives to help them qualify for the program. Taxpayers who would like information on additional locations should contact the I RS. toll free, at 1-800-462-1560. Mr. Cappelli said. Food Stamps help keep American's healthy. Call 846-8347 for information concerning the Food Stamp Program. ' .M n 'J , .rrMiic vnUR&ELF ' I PvFPVTlME YOU &ET WP YOU DO! THE WAY TO ,NJIN& TO ENROLL IN THE SSZpSifW amooni " c&pneE LAVA STORY HE ONLY ACTIVE VOLCANO IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. IS LOCATEP IN THE LASSEN VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK IN THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS IN CALIFORNIA. The Hamburg Son Page 0 At Amtdtll Stk$$l Parent UeetingsSet Unit for Handicapped The Frontier Central School District Committee on the Handicapped is sponsoring two parent meetings Mar. 20 at 2;30 and 7 p.m. in the Amsdell Heights Junior High School cafeteria. The program is aimed at developing parental understanding of the procedures and evaluations involved in the handicapped program at Frontier. The four part discussion program has the following teachers and topics: Walter S. Majewski, director exceptional education. Frontier's handicapped program; Willis Neifer and Ralph Brown, school psychologists, school testing and evaluation procedures; Ms. Shelly Rosen, special education trainer from BOCES. the individual education plan for handicapped children; arid Mrs. Nancy Detnck, special education trainer from BOCES, the Committee on Handicapped responsibilities. Gallagher 'Outraged' By Carey Gas Tax State Senator Raymond F. Gallagher has angrily expressed his disapproval of Governor Carey's recent plan to raise gasoline prices at the pump by at least two cents a gallon to the particular advantage of the deficit-ridden New York City Transit Authority. The Senator stated. "The Governor's proposal would allocate a substantial portion of the money generated as a result of the tax to the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City to hold the line on its 50 cent fare. To enact such a proposal, at the expense of Western New York motorists who depend To a great extent on their cars for a livelihood, begs of a continuing preference and favoritism for New York City and all points east of the Hudson." "The Governor's proposal." stated Senator Gallagher, "is illusion-ary if he thinks he can generate revenues from one end of the state in order to put it into the coffers of the other end with that end never being able to obviate its system's inherent deficiencies." Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel, the man who established the Nobel Peace Prize. FIRST OLYMPIAD if HE FIRST AMERICAN TO WIN AN OLVMPC GOLD MEDAL WAS JAMES BRENDAN CONNOLLV OF BOSTON. HIS EVENT WAS THE HOP, SKIP AND JUMP CONTEST. THE U.S. TEAM OF IO MEN WON 9 OF THE 12 TRACK EVENTS AT ATHENS, GREECE IN 1896. 3dk you I . . i a- y r nfl I JSP will

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