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4 Novels by the editor

Island Nights

Excerpt here.

The Islander

The entire novel:

Prelude-Chapter 4

Chapters 5-13

Chapters 14-21

Chapters 22-29

Chapters 30-36

Chapters 37-44.

Cabins in the Mist

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The Maiden of Mackinac

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A man survived the Washington State wildfire by remaining in his concrete domed house while the surrounding terrain was scorched. (Photo by Marsha Smith)

 

Former Schuyler resident seeks WA fire help

Marsha E. Smith of Omak, WA, a former resident of Hector, New York, has written to The Odessa File seeking donations for residents in her state who have lost their homes in a complex of blazes in the north-central part of the state. Together the blazes constitute "the largest wildfire in Washington State history," she said, noting that "I am not the only former Schuyler County resident here. Michael Liu, the former Finger Lakes National Forest Ranger, is the District Ranger for the Methow Valley District of the Okanogan National Forest. This is the area where three firefighters were killed."

The fires, near Omak, started Aug. 15 and spread by Aug. 25 to hundreds of square miles. Even with firefighting crews diverted from California, there have been inadequate resources to stop the fire's northeastward march. Two fund-raisers are underway: one for the Colville tribe, whose reservation has been hard hit (address North Cascades Bank, Grand Coulee Branch, 608 Midway Ave., P.O. Box G, Grand Coulee, WA 99133), and one run by the Okanogan County Community Action Council (OCCAC, P.O. Box 1067, Okanogan, WA 98840 or website http://www.occac.com/).

Photo in text: Volunteers at a distribution center set up by the Colville Tribe in their old casino, where everyone (tribal members and the general public) can go for donated supplies, water, clothes, and other items. (Photo by Marsha Smith)

Marsha Smith writes about the fire and her connection to Schuyler County. People.

 

Schuyler Transit marks 5-year anniversary

Milestone celebration held at the operation's headquarters, The Arc of Schuyler. Transit.

 

Phish fatality ID released

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday identified the woman who died at the Phish Magnaball festival as Jennifer Cline, 28, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and said the death "was ruled accidental ... by aspiration." The death, which Sheriff Bill Yessman had said was "unattended," occurred Sunday at Watkins Glen International on the concluding day there of the three-day festival.

-- Meanwhile, the Sheriff's Office reported 23 arrests at Magnaball, 21 of them on drug-related charges, one for DWI, and one for Trespass. Sixteen of those people arrested were from out of state, and none were from Schuyler County.

 

Arc Golf Tournament deemed a success

The Arc of Schuyler's annual golf tournament, held Aug. 21, raised more than $22,000 for the organization's programs and services. Column.

Left: Arc Golf Tourney Honorary Chair Susan Buchtel -- flanked by Arc Executive Director Jeannette Frank, left, and Pat Wilcox -- welcomes golfers at the Watkins Glen Golf Course. (Photo provided)

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And inside ...

Watkins Glen police and SCCUDD team up in fight against drug, alcohol abuse. Team.

Lake Grove Park installs CayutaCAM. Business.

Catholic Charities is working with local businesses to collect backpacks and school supplies for Schuyler kids in need. Schools.

For Part 1 of "Schuyler County and Me," reprised, Click here.
For Part 2, click here.
For Part 3, click here .
For Part 4, click here.
For Part 5, click here.

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The Editor's
Columns

--Obituaries--

Death Notices on the Obituary Page.

Ingeborg Cibelli, 79, formerly of Watkins Glen.
Frank E. Blanchard, Jr., 58, of Mecklenburg.
Christopher R. "Monker" Monks, formerly of Watkins Glen. Glenn F. Boyce, 80, of Townsend.
Melanie L. Croft, 52, formerly of Montour Falls.
Beverly VanSkiver, 86, of Horseheads.
Jose N. Medina, 72, of Lowman.

.(For earlier Vedder & Scott obituaries, click here.)

Seneca Swim

Participants in the third annual Seneca Swim, a one-mile lake swim to raise funds for the Watkins Glen Fire Department, pose near the lakeshore in Watkins Glen on Saturday, Aug. 22, the day of the event. The swimmers, and paddlers in crafts alongside them, raise funds each year for designated emergency services in Schuyler County. (Photo provided)

13 more protesters arrested

The ongoing protests against gas storage by the Crestwood energy firm in abandoned salt caverns west of Seneca Lake resulted in 13 more arrests Wednesday morning, Aug. 26 as a group blocked the firm's north gate along Rt. 14 north of Watkins Glen. The incident brought to 372 the number of arrests since the campaign began in October. Among those charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, and released, were two Schuyler County residents -- a mother and her college-aged son from the Mecklenburg area. Seven were from Tompkins County.

 

A column by State Senator Tom O'Mara

New York State Senator Tom O'Mara provides us with a weekly column from Albany. This time: "One view of what New Yorkers deserve." Column.

Left: State Sen.Tom O'Mara

Members of the Seneca Indians, one squad in blue and one in white, scrimmaged at Watkins Glen High School Saturday. (Photo by Don Romeo)

 

Seneca Indians hold intrasquad scrimmage

The Seneca Indians varsity football team -- the combined team of gridders from the Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour High Schools -- held an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at WGHS, and in the opinion of Coach Lou Condon Jr. they're "doing really well." With the season opener set at Owego on Sept. 4, Condon said, the squad is shaping up as a "good mix of young and experienced players," led by senior fullback-linebacker Ian Chedzoy, a hard-nosed player "who takes it to a different level. He's a great weapon." Other seniors include offensive lineman Bryce Elliott, runner Jordan Rappleye, tight end-linebacker Jordan Shea, offensive lineman Joe DeSantis, and offensive and defensive lineman Kurtis Edwards. Condon said the starting quarterback is Chris Foote, with Justin Kelly as backup. "We saw some really good things" at the scrimmage, the coach added, noting that the team will scrimmage next weekend at Waverly against the host Wolverines, Candor and Horseheads.

Photo in text: Ian Chedzoy (File photo)

 

This month's column from the Valicenti firm

The Elmira firm offers a look at one of its newsletter features -- a monthly column titled 'Bull and Bear Bulletin' -- along with a list of its services. Valicenti.

Left: Andrew R. Clark, Valicenti vice president of Investment Research/Portfolio Manager.

Editor's Note

I am on vacation on Bois Blanc Island in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac, where I now sit typing this. I'll recharge my internal batteries and return, before too long, to cover the high school sports season and all the other interesting things that go on in Schuyler County. Meanwhile, I'll be editing and publishing press releases, letters, columns and photos sent to me from back home. -- Charlie Haeffner

 

Courthouse Theatre will wrap up season

The Old Havana Courthouse Theatre will end its fifth season with an original melodrama, "As the Old Cookie Shop Crumbles," next weekend in the Montour Falls Village Hall. Features.

Watkins Glen BOE meeting

A summary of the Watkins Glen Board of Education meeting on Monday, Aug. 17, can be found by clicking here.

 

Another rental lost ...

The editor learns he'll have to find a different Island rental next year, since this year's has just been sold. Column.

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A look at small-grain agriculture in Schuyler

Small grains such as winter wheat, winter and spring barley, oats and rye are grown in Schuyler County. A look on our Agriculture Page.

 

Substance abuse prevention conference provides strategies

Two adult and two youth leaders from the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD) joined more than 1,500 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute in Indianapolis recently. Schools.

 

Left: Youth leaders Kassandra Snyder, left, and Amber Updike on the first day of the Training Institute. (Photo provided)

 

This week's deals at Famous Brands

We are carrying the weekly ad showcasing the latest deals available at Jim Guild's Famous Brands store on Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. For a look, click here.

To reach the Famous Brands website, click here
or on the drawing above
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418 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen.
Open 12 noon to 8 p.m. daily.
To visit the Ben & Jerry's website, click here.

For other recent Schuyler County news, click here.

Leaves & Lobster on the Lawn

An unbeatable combination of live music, the panoramic view of Seneca Lake, and a Lobster bake is coming up this August 29th or 30th at Glenora Wine Cellars from 12-5pm each day! Enjoy a fresh Maine lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, salt potatoes, and more, or purchase from the ala carte menu. Bob’s Brother’s Band takes the Vineyard Stage on Saturday, followed by The Destination on Sunday!
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The tractor-trailer at rest in the water. (Photo provided)

 

Tractor-trailer crashes, lands in Tyrone dam

A tractor-trailer westbound on County Rte. 23 went through a stop sign at the intersection with State Rte. 226 in the Town of Tyrone at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, crashed through a guard rail, went airborne and landed in a dam and pond, the Schuyler Sheriff's Office said in a press release Monday. The driver, Liban W. Farah, 35, of Denver, Colorado, was uninjured, and ticketed for driving over the posted weight limit, failing to stop at a stop sign, and failing to use the designated lane. Tyrone Fire Department personnel responded, as did T&R Towing to recover the vehicle, and a state spill-response team to investigate any potential environmental damage.

 

Bleiler earns Baptist Man of Year honor

Schuyler County resident and local optometrist Dr. Brian E. Bleiler has been honored as the American Baptist Men of New York State “Man of the Year.” People.

Left: Dr. Bleiler, wife Loueda

 

It's kitten season, says the Humane Society

The Humane Society of Schuyler County has a message for the public about the proliferation of kittens in the area. Kittens.

 

Francischelli named principal at Hanlon

Robert Francischelli (left) -- a building administrator and school psycologist in the Bradford Central School District -- has been selected as the new principal of the H.A. Hanlon Elementary School in the Odessa-Montour Central School District. Schools.

 

Lakewood honored for conservation efforts

Lakewood Vineyards, owned by the Stamp family, was honored for its commitment to environmental conservation at the annual Schuyler County Farm Bureau Picnic Tuesday by the Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District. Award.

Left: Amelia Stamp and her father Chris. (Photo provided)

From Odessa-Montour Central School:

Starting August 1st, 2015

Join the OMCS community on Twitter and follow us
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For other recent Schuyler County news, click here.

State Award: Keuka Brewing Company was awarded the 2014 F.X. Matt Memorial Cup at the recent TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival, held in the Hudson Valley. "Having our beer named the top craft beer in New York State in 2014 is testament to the hard work we've put in for six years," said Keuka Brewing owner Richard Musso. Added his son, head brewer Mark Musso: "It's an absolute honor."

For other recent Schuyler County news, click here.

 

Now available on Kindle: The Maiden of Mackinac

This story -- which spans 700 years and ranges from our region to Northern Michigan -- tells of a quest for the truth behind a legend ... the legend of a Native American maiden reputed to be centuries old. It was written by Charlie Haeffner, and is available now on Kindle at Amazon.com. To see the ad, click here.

Left: Cover art by Jon Haeffner

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Visit Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Three locations: in Watkins Glen, Horseheads and Montour Falls

Click here or on the photo at left to go to the Jerlando's website. There you will find information about all three locations, plus menus.

Left: The front of the recently renovated Jerlando's at Franklin and 4th Streets, Watkins Glen

To reach the Harbor Hotel website, click on the photo below.

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

16 N. Franklin St.
Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1221
(607) 535-6116

Watkins Glen High School basketball standout Amanda Pike applies some defense during Defense for Devon basketball tournament at Clute Park. (Photo by Don Romeo)

 

Hoops tourney raises funds for foundation

The second annual Defense for Devon 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held Aug. 15 at Clute Park in Watkins Glen. The event raises funds for the foundation set up in memory of Watkins Glen High School graduate Devon Shaw, who lost his battle with cancer two years ago.

Left: WGHS grad Matt Estes glides in for a layup. (Photo by Don Romeo)

2014 Cheez-It 355 winner A.J. Allmendinger, who started on the pole Sunday, is pushed to pit road after losing power following a restart on Lap 50. (Photo by Liz Fraboni)

 

Logano wins at Glen as Harvick runs out of gas

Joey Logano, who won Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International, passed an out-of-gas Kevin Harvick on the final turn Sunday to win the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen NASCAR race. The victory for Team Penske marked owner Roger Penske's first win at WGI.

Left: Just before start of the race. (Photo by Liz Fraboni)

A parachutist was part of the pre-race ceremony.
(Photo by Liz Fraboni)

 

Petty honored for racing contributions

Auto racing legend Richard Petty was honored Thursday, Aug. 6 at a gala dinner in Corning with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports. Sports.

 

Above: Petty, left, & Bobby Rahal. (Richard Bauman photo)

School Board members (from left) Mark Franzese, Kristin Hazlitt and Keith Caslin at Monday's meeting.

 

Glen district hits wall on merger talk

Watkins Glen School Board president Kelly McCarthy said at the Aug. 3rd board meeting that the district had received a negative response to a letter she sent to the Odessa-Montour school district regarding possible talks on consolidation beyond existing shared services, including in the area of sports. The response, she said, came in a phone call to Superintendent Tom Phillips (pictured) by his counterpart at O-M, Chris Wood. "They're not interested in further discussion at this time," she said. "Asked and answered." Added Phillips: "The letter was generic, and didn't really say merger. But the response was 'we've already been through this. Why go through it again?' But I can't help but think of what we could offer our students together, by melding our resources."

For a summary of the board meeting, click here.

 

3-day Italian American Festival draws to a close

The 36th annual Schuyler County Italian American Festival concluded Sunday at Clute Park. The event -- highlighted by a parade and fireworks on Saturday -- offered rides, food, and many attractions. New this year was "L'Osteria" at the Watkins Glen Community Center, marionette shows, and a "Salami Shack." New vendors and new musical performers were also part of the lineup. To see details, visit Features.

The musical duo Bob and Dee entertained.

 

Cheese Festival a hit at Catharine Corners

The 4th annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival drew a large crowd and long lines July 25 on the Hoffman farm at Catharine Corners, outside Odessa. The crowd purchased a wide range of food and drink -- with cheeses and wines the big attractions -- and enjoyed live music, a petting zoo, hayrides, seminars, exhibitors and a children's fun area. Early attendance topped 1,000 adults (plus many kids), and was expected to go much higher.

Left: At the wine tent; and visiting the barn.

A shopper waits inside an area store as a storm rages outside, splashing inside the doorways. (Photo provided)

 

Storms race through Schuyler

Storm cells that struck Schuyler County after 8 p.m. Saturday, July 25 left behind downed limbs and at least one tree fallen across a roadway near Odessa, and marred the final evening of the annual Hector Fair. Driving was tricky in some areas, with accumulated water on low-lying roads and poor visibility during periods of downpours and heavy winds.

 

Top Drawer 24 party proves a big success

The 10th annual Top Drawer 24 celebration of outstanding student-athlete-citizens was held June 8th before a capacity crowd at the Watkins Glen State Park pavilion. Speeches by Federal Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl and National Football League Umpire Bill Schuster highlighted the evening, which started rainy but soon cleared. Party.

Left: Top Drawer 24 honoree Callie Stillman of O-M.

For full information on team members, click here.

E.C. Cooper's Mike Stamp with Athletes of the Year Hailie Searles
(O-M) and Keith Rekczis (WGHS).

 

Searles, Rekczis are our Athletes of the Year

The Odessa File Athletes of the Year at Odessa-Montour and Watkins Glen High Schools were announced at the June 8th Top Drawer 24 celebration at the Watkins Glen State Park pavilion. The honors went to Hailie Searles (a 3-sport standout at O-M in soccer, basketball and track) and Keith Rekczis (a 3-sport standout at WGHS in football, basketball and golf). Both are also members of the Top Drawer 24. The awards were presented by Mike Stamp of the sponsoring E.C. Cooper Insurance agency.

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For full coverage of the 2013 Alice Trappler murder trial, you can click here.

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Would you like to help reduce underage alcohol use and drugs in Schuyler County? Then the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs is for you! We are looking for parents, students, concerned community members and professionals to join our cause in making Schuyler County a drug- free, safe environment for families and youth. We need you to help make this social change. Please visit our website here to find out how.

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Watkins Glen
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November 1 to February 28
Fridays 3 to 6pm
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Read The Stoneware of Havana, N.Y. and Its Makers
by Allen F. Sweet.

A history of the manufacturing of Stoneware in that village (Montour Falls) from 1850-1888. More than 100 color photos.

Available at O'Shaughnessy Antiques in Watkins Glen and at the Schuyler County Historical Society Museum.

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My Wild Ride: The Untamed Life of a Girl with No Self-esteem, an autobiography by ex-Throughbred trainer Susan Bump -- who grew up in Montour Falls -- is now available in e-book formats at major retailers including Amazon.com

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A novel by Steve Piacente about a military cover-up, and about the ethical boundaries of journalism. For a closer look, click here.

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The author, J.N. Brown, is a 2005 graduate of Odessa-Montour High School. He works at Corning Inc. To visit his website, click here.

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An account of a daughter's eating disorder and her mother's seeming helplessness and desperation in the face of it -- and yet a story of hope, love and survival, and a lifeline to other parents dealing with obsessive behavior. $17.95 from ecwpress.com

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A self-help guide to understanding the role of emotions, this book offers a four-step path to emotional mastery and freedom. $15.95 from Infinitypublishing.com

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Check out our list of readers who have contributed to keeping this site going. Sponsors.

The number of visits to this site has been steadily growing -- about 20,000 a week -- as readers in all 50 states and dozens of countries check out what's happening in Schuyler County.

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An eternal message of lights, hope and faith

The week following Susan Haeffner's passing was fraught with signs -- most of them light-based, and one in the form of a vision. Here the editor relives those days in an effort to pass along a message of hope and faith. Message.

Above: The Aurora Borealis (From the Internet--as seen in Scandinavia)

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Oh, the famous faces I've seen

The editor has been thinking about fame (a commodity foreign to him personally), and about the famous people he has encountered. Some thoughts on the subject. Famous.

 

The Sound and the Silence: A Memoir

Some things in life can mean a great deal -- can embody hope and dreams ... and memories. The sailboat is one such thing for the author. Silence.

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Some sports stories and essays inside

Check out our sports related stories and essays, located at the bottom of the Sports Page.

 

Some special feature packages

From stories of life years ago along Steam Mill Road, to stories by the editor -- you can find them at the bottom of Features.

 

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The editor's long search for some childhood icons

When he was a child, the editor let fear get the better of him while he was watching a pair of beloved TV heroes in peril. The scar from that experience lingered for decades. For a journey through what the editor's son calls "a weird obsession," click here.

Above: One of the heroes in question.

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A cabin in the woods

The editor travels, figuratively, back in time to an old haunt, familiar faces and warm memories. Cabin.

 

 

 

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