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m £ QI xpres Your hometown news source for the Penn Yan, Yates County and Keuka Lake area. Wednesday, June 30, 2004 75 cents newsstand 180th year - No. 26 Zoned Inserts: P&C Food, CVS Pharmacy, HEP Sales Graduation 10A 4-H at the Fair 15A Rebuilding 16A Index Section A: • Show 'N Go .............. 2 • Arts Exhibit .............. 3 • Lake Levels .............. 7 • Pages Past ............. 17 Opinions .............................. 4 Obituaries ............................ 6 Sports ............................... 18 Section B: • Crossword Puzzle ... 1 • Master Gardener ..... 1 Graduation Pages ............... 4 Youth News ....................... 18 News &fiefs Barbecued pork dinner PENN Y AN- The Penn Yan Boys Basketball Team is sponsoring a Dinosaur BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner on Satur- day, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticketsare$7.50eachand areavaifuble from any varsity basketball playerot'thedayof thl:! barbecue. Dinners may be picked up at Polmanteer's MobiL Penn Yan Village Board Pennsylvania Yankee to top PY village hall By CONNIE MURPHY The Chronicle-Express PENN YAN-The light- ning rod/ornament topping the new PennY an Village Hall will be a 19th century-styled weather vane designed by Dexter Benedict. The final se- lection was announced at the June 22 Village Board meet- ing. The design incorporates the logo of Penn Yan, depicting the Pennsylvanian and the Yankee shaking hands. The weather vane, which will cost $2,600, will be made of stain- less steel for durability and ease of maintenance. Mayor Doug Marchionda, Jr. indicated the local Rotary Club plans to purchase the design by Sam Castner to be placed in the Village Hall lobby. That sculpture is a rod with grap~vines intertwined amund it. Trustees learned there are still problems working out an agreement with Data Ven- tures, lnc. (DVI). Trustees had rejected the first contract, making it clear that a 10-year contract was not acceptable. However, a second contract recently submitted left the 10- year term in. Also in the second contract, DVI asked for the authority to bring in another electric com- pany to make repairs if vil- lage municipal does not get to it in a timely manner. This also is unacceptable. \I think we need to step back and start over with these folks, if we choose to start over,\ said Marchionda. Trustee Norm Koek agreed, \We need to be com- fortable with it before we pro- ceed.\ He added the village continued on page SA Pbpto by Mark Gnffin 1 • Pres,ident of the Class of 2004 Megah·Van Keuren Penn \an F ytng gives the instructions to the class body that they can . · J. 1 : ·· · · tran~t~rthe tassels ·on t11e caps from the left to the right side ,~(g,nifying their 'ompletion of the graduation Cl b 1 . br··'·· t • 0 ceremony. Many chee:s and tears flew. at this time. . u ce e . a 1. n d. k. BY DoUGLAS ROBB airport of 110 acres and has Me l a 'W 0 r s h 0 p · Tm: CHRONICLE-EXPRESS grown steadily to a member- ship of nearly 200 today. ln f d MILO-Or. Robert Jensen 1992!f'eClubsold100acresof or gran parents has been a member of the Penn the airport to Yates County to Van Flying Club (PYFC) since serve as the .foundation for its incorporation in Decem- the present atkort. The Club ber 1940. He became associ- retained 10 acl~ fo~ its use. a ted with the Club a year be- Currently, th~ Club owns fore, but could not join until six airplanes, including a 1946 he was 16. J-3 Piper Cub which is be- PYFC members believe it is Iieved to be the oldest, opera- the second oldest flying club tiona!, one owner airplane in East of the Mississippi. Ac- the United States. The J-3 is a cording to Paul Middlebrook, 2-place airplane. It has no \Almostallflyingclubsclosed starter so Iikethe old WW I down during the war.\ Tore- biplanes someone must tum main active, PYFC had to the prop to start it. agree to post a 24-hour guard The Flying Club hopes to at the airport or remove all host over 3,000 people and propellers from the planes. 2000plus airplanes forits Fly- Over the years the club gradually built a public use continued on page SA . Pho~O by Douglas Robb Contact! With Marty Tones in the pilot's seat and Dr. Robert Jef)sen ready to spin the prop, they are ready to go flying in the Penn Yan Flying Club's J-3 Piper Cub. By COJ'..i\.1£ M l:RPHY. The Chronicle-Express PENN Y AN - A rising segment of people are family caregivers. Their responsibili- ties may include taking care of an elderly parent or spouse, taking a friend to doctor's ap- pointments or the store, pro- vide meals for aneighborwho is ill or raising grandchildren. ProAction Yates Office for the Aging offers family caregiver support programs for anyone caring for a loved one. They provide informa- tion and referrals and coun- seling, as well as a chance to meet people who are in simi- lar sitUations through support groups. They offer respite (a chance for the caregiver to take a break) and assist with minor home modifications and help in obtaining equipment and supplies. The number of grandpar- ents raising grandchildren has reached epidemic propor- tions. ln the United States, more than one in 12 children live in a home with no parent present. In New York State alone, 143,014 grandparents are raising their grandchil- dren. Nitra Hillyer, Caregiver Coordinator, said there are many reasons grandparents choose to raise their grand- children, including divorce, abandonment and parental addictions. ln many cases, she pointed out, if the grandparents are unable to take on the respon- sibility, the grandchildren could be sent to foster homes. \Grandparents will sacri- fice everything they have to save their grandchildren,\ Hillyer said. But to do so is a struggle - financially, emo- tionally and physically. Because of the large age difference, grandparents are usually not in touch with this generation. In an effort to help bridge this gap, the Office for the Aging and the Council on Alcoholism and Addictions of the Finger Lakes are sponsor- ing a workshop, \Media Lit- eracy for Grandparents,\ on July 14. For years, the media, in- cluding television, movies, video games, commercials, magazines and billboards, have targeted children with alluring messages. continued on page 9A Another class takes first step By (ONNTE MURPHY The Chronicle-Express how to walk in the school building \with inside voices and walking feet,\ how to be a PENN YAN-Graduation good friend and how to ask ceremonies were held Thurs- for help. day for the newest class to Lynn Canfield, who works graduate from Keuka Lake with Keuka Lake School School. The 25 graduates, through Yatt!s County, was wearing traditional mortar- the guest speaker. boards, walked to their seats Referrii:l.g to the book \It to the strains of \Pomp and Takes a Village,\ written by Circumstance.\ HU}ary Rodham Clinton, Deb Fabris-Coon, director, Canfield said the wbrd \vii- told proud parents, relatives lage\ is symboljc of all the and friends that'' today ends a peoplewho have a part in rais- first step in a long journey.\ in&, a child. . Biggerstaff received the atten- dance award for missing the fewest days. Teacher Renee Thayer was presented a bou- quet of flowers in honor of het 15 years at Keuka Lake School and Marcia Bennett was named Outstanding Volun- teer of the Year for being at every school function, no mat- ter what time of day or night or what the weather was like. Music ' ~ . festival opens BY DouGLAS Ross THE CHRONICLE-EXPRESS BRANCHPORT-As part of a summer-long music festi- val, Richard Auldon Clark brings his most promising stu- dents to Keuka Lake each summer for an intensive two- week immersion in music. Clark has been \wonder- fully surprised and pleased how appreciative Finger Lakes audiences are.\ He be- lieves the audiences \come to the concerts for the right rea- sons - to hear good music in an intimate setting where they can actually interact with the musicians.\ Clark tries to pick pieces the audience may not have heard before. He concentrates on the great masters and at- tempts to achieve a balance for both his artists and the audience. He is 100 percent sure the Chamber Music Fes- tival will become a permanent, annual event. ln fact, he has tumeddownhismanyinvita- tions to guest conduct else- where to focus his attention and efforts on the Finger Lakes. The one exception, he will still guest conduct the Indianapolis Symphony. These intimate chamber music concerts are an excel- lentwaytointroduceyounger listeners to classical music. Youarepracticallysittingwith the musicians. The pieces are light, short and fun. Tickets are $15 each for the . season's concerts. A \Make- Your-Own-Series\ ticket of six punches is available for $75, and can be used in any combi- nation for any number of people. The remaining music concerts are: Sunday, July 11, 2004, 8 p.m. at Norton Chapel, Keuka College, Keuka Park: Dvorak- AMajorQuintetand Brahms- F Minor Quintet Saturday, July 17, Bp.m. at the Chiropractic Co liege, Sen- eca Falls: Schubert- Trout Quintet; Works of Women Composers: Rebecca Clark- Songs, Amy Beach - Songs; Cecil Charninade- Piano Trio #1 Saturday, July 24, at 8 p.m. at Hunt Country Vineyards, Branchport Dvorak- String Quartet in C Major \Ameri- continued on page BA Addressing the Class of . T<?me,~~ukaLakeSc~ool '2004:, snesaidshE! wa~· yery ts a~a~, s~~·~ta!ed. The • preudofthemfoJ;·iillth!:!.thlngs· .· C~t1111:Y'· 1~ 'il;e.~,J:ia.ppy to be they have learned how to do: par.t of this villagE). One of the songs the gradu- ates sang was ''I'm a Big Kid Now.\ Because of the dedica- tion of the staff at Keuka Lake School, the help of their fami- lies and their ownhardwork; they· truly have become ''big kids,\ ready to go on to the elementary school in the fall. . ' · · · ·: · . · . Photo by Connie Nicholas Benhett-{r) receives a bottle of bubbles from Vidas the Clown (Pete Oeth) after receiving his diploma from Keuka Lake School during graduation ceremonies. count, color, bake, singsongs, Graduate Seth jackson-

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