Thursday, October 29, 2015

HERE & THERE COLUMN


   A Road Trip To Lynchburg, Tn.

  Here & There is on the road again and we're happy to share with our readers a visit we made on Labor Day this year to the interesting town of Lynchburg, Tennessee and a tour of the Jack Daniel Distillery, the oldest registered distillery in the United States established and registered in 1866. 
  Shirley and I enjoyed this trip with our Tennessee brother-in-law Dave Cross and his wife (Shirley's sister) Barbara Cross who make their home in Spring Hill, Tn.
  Of course there are road trips and then there are pilgrimages and this journey truly fits the second category.
  Traveling on two-lane country roads from Spring Hill to Lynchburg also gave us the opportunity to see how Tennessee folks live outside of the urban areas around Nashville.....beautiful country.
  We arrived at the Jack Daniel Distillery visitor center which houses historical information about the science and the history of Jack Daniel's craft.
  We toured the visitor center and then were assigned to a tour guide who showed us the rickyard, the stills, charcoal mellowing and a barrel house which all very clearly taught us what  makes Jack Daniel's a Tennessee Whiskey.
  An interesting note here is that despite being the location of a major operational distillery, Jack Daniel's home county of Moore is a dry county, so the product is not available for consumption at stores or restaurants within the county.
  We were informed that the whiskey meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon though the company disavows this classification and markets it simply as Tennessee whiskey.
  In the personal biography of Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel an interesting note says after Jack's parents died he was taken in by a local lay preacher and moonshine distiller  named Dan Call where he learned the distilling trade....somewhat of an oddity here that Call was both a preacher and distiller.
  The process used by Jack Daniel's is milling and mashing in stages 1 and 2, fermenting and distilling in stages 3 and 4 and mellowing and barreling in stages 5 and 6. We found the mellowing stage very interesting where the whiskey is filtered through what looked like a foot of charcoal. This company makes their own charcoal and also makes their own barrels that the whiskey is stored in....an interesting process. We were not allowed to take pictures in some areas of the distillery.
  Indeed a very educational tour as this distillery has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
  As Roscoe's Ralph Kirchner use to say..."its worth the trip from anywhere."

                                           
                                                            


The Jack Daniel's company makes their own barrels constructing them with one strip of wood and then adding other strips before adding the metal bands and  they are finished off with burning the inside of each barrel. Each barrel is used only one time for storage of the whiskey. 
  
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BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS



   Meet A Great Ambassador To Bowling

  Ninety-three year-old Frank Cornicelli from Schenectady is well known in both the amateur bowling arena and by many professionals on the Professional Bowlers Tour.
  We first met Frank some 10 years ago at the PBA Pro Tour stop in Cheektowaga, NY at the Thruway Lanes and immediately realized that this fine gentleman was a human encyclopedia with knowledge about every aspect within the sport of bowling.
  We became good friends and always scheduled our agenda to meet at what use to be many pro tour stops in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey........but now with no pro tour stops on the East Coast we chat occasionally on the phone.
  Having just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and Frank's 93rd  birthday one might expect that he and his 86-year-old wife Eunice just sit around home taking it easy but that's not the case here as Frank still bowls in his Senior League and his wife bowls in a morning ladies league.
  In addition to bowling Frank serves as secretary of the league he bowls in and is the Schenectady Bowling Association lane inspector where he checks bowling centers to make sure they follow United States Bowling Association (USBC) rules for legal oil conditions.
  "I've got to be the oldest guy in the world still doing this," said Cornicelli. "I've met several USBC officials and even the top guys from the PBA tour, and they don't know anyone older than me still doing this."
  And out at any bowing event Frank is the guy with the huge grin, a wink and a handshake for everyone he meets in the local bowling circles and beyond.
  Since their are no Professional Tours here in the East Frank treks out to many of the Eastern Regional Professionals in New York and New Jersey. When the PBA was in action any event within 500 miles found Frank Cornecelli in attendance.
  "I know all the top-notch bowlers very well and Tommy Dulutz is my adopted grandson and Parker Bohn III  now that he represents Brunswick and has stops in this area he always calls and we have lunch," Frank said.
  Whenever Frank showed up at a PBA event he was always somebody's guest and was always given a VIP pass.
  He's had the opportunity to meet and greet many Sullivan County bowlers who use to attend PBA Tour tournaments. He is so well known and liked by pro bowlers that somebody on the tour usually gives him a new bowling ball every year.
  Bowling, along with his family and the game of golf, are Cornicelli's life passions and every year he coaxes one of the PBA members to be the guest speaker at the Schenectady Bowling Association banquet.
  Bowling since the age of 18, he was a pinsetter back at the old VanVranken Lanes and was an excellent bowler in his day, averaging in the 190's back when a 200 average was achieved only by professionals.
  Having been a league secretary for numerous bowling and golf leagues since 1950 Frank is one of the greatest people to have a conversation with.
  The great sport of bowling is indeed fortunate to have Frank as their goodwill ambassador. 

   Ed's Outlook

  The women Team USA for the World Tenpin Bowling  Association World Women's Championships will be held December 5-14 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and bowling fans will be able to watch the action live from the Khalifa International Bowling Center on BOWL.com's Bowl TV.
  Representing the United States will be Liz Johnson of Cheektowaga, NY, Stefanie Johnson of Grand Prarie, Texas, Kelly Kulick of Union, NJ, Shannon O'Keefe of O'Fallon, Illinois, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, NY and Shannon Pluhowsky of Kettering, Ohio.
  This tournament is the largest platform for a team event in the world.
  The last World Women's Championships was held in 2013 in Henderson, Nevada and team USA  will be looking to reclaim the coveted five-player title after falling to Korea in the title match.

  Ed Townsend, a PR Consultant to the sport of bowling, writes and compiles the information for this column. If you have league scores or tournament information, score a 300 game or 800 series or even score your age, call Ed at 845-439-8177, 845-866-0333, email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and all of Ed's photos at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

   Bowling Tip
   By MIke Luongo

  From time to time, even a good bowler will go through slumps.
  A bowling slump is defined not as one bad night at the alley, but a series of bad nights. Some slumps last longer than others.
  Bowling bad is just no fun.
  Although you may not know what the reason for your slump .....a reason does exist.
  There is something different you are doing physically or mentally that is affecting your game.
  To pull yourself out of this slump, you must figure out what has changed. It is only once you have determined what has changed will get you back to your normal bowling self.
  The first thing to take a close look at is your targets. Are you looking where you are airming the ball? Many bowlers eventually get too comfortable with their release and don't pay close attention to the target they are aiming at.
  Stay focused on your target and you will find your scores returning to normal .
  Next, take a close look at the rotation of your ball. A good bowler should be able to tell if their ball is rotating the same way it always has.
  Clean your ball if the rotation is not the same.
  Also important is your foot work.....are you properly balanced at the foul line....proper foot work is key .
  Mental reasons can also put you in a slump......stop thinking about it and just have fun.
  Let the ball flow free.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events Assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at mikel@stormbowling.com

   Local Scores
  (Compiled by Ed Townsend)

   Kiamesha Lanes

   Monday Men's

  Tim Minton 225, 231, 230, 686, Rick Lake 238, 255, 245, 738, Dan Ricco 226, Jason Jones Jr. 236, Michael Travis 244, Paul Durland 248, 603, Vinnie Collura 225, 246, 693, Donnie Durland 225, 238, 678, James VanAken 247, 228, 659, Arthur Stevens 629, Lloyd Bridges 647, Robert Feeney Jr. 233, Robert Feeney 266, 657, Bobby Cooper 247, 631, Jody Farquhar 248, 632, Josh Strang 236, 244, 228, 708, Pedro Agapito III a 259, 270, 232, 761, Kevin Stackhouse 236, 637, Walt Edwards 248, 603, Michael Scuderi 226, 234, 628, Keith Smith 240,  655, Gary North 605, Charlie Tuttle 228, 640, Dave Graham 236, 645, Kenny Atkins 229, 630.

   Tues. Mixed Firefighters

  Kat Cronk 192, 195, 531, Eddie Walsh 279, 253, 227, 759, Charlie Tuttle 237, 611, Joan Lake 203, 185, 565, Andrea Grossman 189, 183, 526, Rick Lake 635, Jason Jones Jr. 248, 279, 740, Pedro Agapito III a 245, 244, 686, Bob Yakin Jr. 247, 637, Trasey Barres 189, 209, 557, Larry Whipple 233, 632, Heather Dobell 180, John Hoffmann 235, 234, 634, Jim Shields 237, 672, Karen Martin 518, Christie Graham 184, Carena Collura 525, George Kelly 246, 226, 628, Debra Blackford 196, Cara Nicholson 212, 526.

   Wednesday Men's

  John Lopez 236, 620, Larry Whipple 238, 269, 703, David Graham 238, 638, Vincent DeGraw Sr. 244, 606, Daniel VanAken 605, John Fischer 238, 654, Jon Wilhelm 234, Charles Tuttle 245, 647, Kyle Matthews 232, 228, 682, Merrill Conner 258, 669, Pedro Agapito III a 628, Carlos Torres 257, 625, Robert Stewart 234, 602, John Hoffmann 232, 603, Gene Smith 237, Keith Smith 238, 249, 237, 724, Kevin Stackhouse 265, 231, 268, 764, Russell Bivins 232, 630.

  Thursday Ladies

  Pat Gibson 187, Debbie Polin 201, 182, Monica Lane 184, Dottie Cox 200, 236, Christine Kaiser 180, Joan Lake 193, Barbara Merton 180, Lisa Cartwright 185, 188, Liz Stubits 183.

   Friday Mixed

  Larry Berens 225, 629, Paul Berens 247, Vic Decker 248, Billy Dertinger 236, 618, Brandon Hinkley St. 236, Keith Smith 255, 234, 704, Kevin Stackhouse 280, 648, Charlie Tuttle 235, 251, 650, James VanAken 234, Larry Whipple 236, 641, Trasey Barres 180, 183, 190, 553, Lauren Blume 210, Cathy Carpenter 191, 515, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 182, 187, 548, Katie Hacker 212, 202, 586, Joan Lake 190, 528, Linda Schaefer 202, 507, Chris Seidler 206, 527, Loretta VanAken 185, 507.

  Callicoon Kristal Lanes

   Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Maureen Schlott 169, Joyce Brooks 159, Darlene Mantzourate 161, 150, Eileen Mershon 155, Charlene Meola 162, 160, Opal Hocker 162, Sue Naughton 160, Lillian Zieres 159, 155, Debbie Loughrey 187, 180, 170, 537, Robin Lucky 183, 188, 516, Rebecca Rhodes 175, 183, 501, Pat Peters 157, Barbara Pingel 156, Judy Mohn 167, Mardette Wilcox 157, Ruth Kritzer 159, Heather Puerschner 195, Kristin Emmett 151.

  Tues. Del. Valley Men's

  Dean Shattuck 193, 233, 203, 629, Russ Keesler 213, 191, 204, 608, Chris Berner 189, Ed Leroy 201, Sami Markao 190, 183, Mark Schriber 186, Kory Keesler 187, 212, 214, 613, Gregg Burton 195, 198, Corey Hornicek 188, Kurt Buddenhagen 214, 202, 222, 638, Troy Paruki 191, 211, Mike Sorge 185, 190, 198, Jim Kautz 190, 217, Mike Gieger 181, 197, Jeff Neidert 186, 191, Gary Maas 211, 185, Brian Starr 186, 213, 256, 655, Wally Warren 193, 180, Albert Tyles 195, Buddy Romney 200, 197, Dale Steffens 191.

  Wednesday Men's

  Randy Fischer 224, 180, Mike Aumick 183, Bobbie Fix Jr. 189, 182, John Kline 182, 197, 197, Rich Thony 200, Tim Sykes 204, 259, 221, 684, Brian Brustman 214, 180, Brian Kitson 213, Tom Gain 192, 207, 208, 607, Johnny Glassel 212, 191, 257, 660, Bobby Glassel 201, 216, 213, 630,  Jack Diehl 186, 212, Mark Yewchuck 223, 222, 255, 700, Joel Turner 199, Bryan Swendson 190, Brandon Swendson 180, Roger Widmann 195.
                                                            

                                                        


Frank Cornacelli, left, a great ambassador for the sport of bowling, talks with two-handed Orange NSW Australian bowler Jason Belmonte and Livingston Manor bowler Shirley Townsend at a PBA tour event.

                                                                                      




 

 
 
  


AIRMAN WINTERS EARNS EOD BADGE


  Liberty Airman Takes On Difficult Position

                       

  LIBERTY-- U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Josh Winters has just completed and graduated from the Naval School of Explosive Ordinance Disposal at the Eglin Air Force Base in Niceville, Florida placing him in one of the most difficult and dangerous positions in any branch of military service.
  Winters, 19, a 2014 graduate from Tri-Valley Central High School entered the Air Force in  November and just completed the 38-week class which earned him the Basic Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge (EOD) which recognizes those service members, qualified as explosive ordnance disposal technicians.
  These technicians are specially trained to deal with the construction, deployment, disarmament and disposal of high explosive munitions and may include other types of ordinance such as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons along with improvised explosive devices and improvised nuclear devices.
  Winters qualified to enter this field by scoring within the top 10 on his entrance examination  but this grueling course of instruction results in a there is a low percentage of military personnel who complete and pass this rigid training.
  Other branches of the military in this class with Winters included United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
  The EOD badge is the only occupational badge awarded to all four services under the United States Department of Defense.
  The Senior EOD badge is issued after 3-5 years as an explosive ordnance specialist and the Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is issued after 7-15 years of service in a senior supervisory position.
  Winters noted that his career tasks could include the handling of live explosives, detection  and identification  and safe recover and disposal of explosives and ordinance that are unsafe including military ordinance, criminal and terrorist homemade items and chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
  The new Airman First Class will work on the flight line during aircraft emergencies, on bombing ranges during range clearances, in munitions storage areas, in accident areas and in any other area or climate where an explosive hazard exists.
  Winters will also maintain equipment, technical data and vehicles and analyze unknown munitions and explosives for exploitation and use by the intelligence agencies.
  Another important task these technicians provide is protection to the president, vice president and other dignitaries in support of the United States Secret Service.
  The EOD badge commonly known as the "crab" has a "Wreath" on it  which is symbolic of the achievements and laurels gained minimizing accident potentials through the ingenuity and devotion to duty of its members.
  Winters received his certificate of graduation and was pinned with the EOD badge by Maj. Rebik at the Eglin Air Force Base on October 23.
  Josh is the son of Wade Winters of Liberty and will depart for his first assignment November 18 to the Lakenheath Air Force Base in England.

                                                             

                                                   


Airman First Class Josh Winters, right, of Liberty receives his official Navel School of Explosive Ordinance Disposal graduation certificate from Maj. Rebik October 23 at the Eglin Air Force Base in Niceville, Florida.

                                                           
          
                                                        

The official Basic "Crab" Explosive Ordnance Disposal badge now worn by Airman First Class Josh Winters of Liberty.

                                      


NEW TV VARSITY BB COACH

Delaney New TV Varsity BB Coach 


   GRAHAMSVILLE--Twenty-six year-old former Tri-Valley Central School alumnus Kevin Delaney is the newly appointed varsity basketball coach replacing Kyle Humphrey.
  A 2007 Tri-Valley graduate, Delaney competed in every level of school basketball from Bear Cub to modified, junior varsity and four years of varsity where he was known for his defense, assists and strong rebounding playing from the point guard position.
  During his senior year at Tri-Valley the Bears won the Section Nine championship, the regional tournament but lost in the next round of competition to a team from Long Island.
  Kevin noted that basketball was his major sport in high school and that he spent a lot of time training and in the weight room.
  He worked full time while going to college and did not participate in basketball at that level. Kevin is a graduate from Sullivan County Community College with an Associates Degree and received his Bachelor's degree from SUNY Oneonta.
  Delaney's coaching careers includes being the Tri-Valley Junior Varsity coach during the 2013-14 season, the modified coach in 2012-13 and also coached modified while attending Sullivan County Community College.
  When asked about the possible makeup of this year's varsity team Delaney said that "some of my Junior Varsity team are now seniors on this year's varsity team and I know they showed good hustle, good defense and worked hard."
  His comment when asked about what his practice sessions will consist of was "a lot of conditioning and full court running drills."
  Delaney's reaction when he was asked to take over as coach of the varsity basketball team was "I'm excited and nervous."
  The new coach is also employed full time  by the Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department for the past three years and is now serving his first year as Parks Supervisor.
  Delaney is single but is engaged to Brittany Curry. His family consists of parents  Hugh and Theresa Delaney and sister Allyson.
  The first day of practice is set for November 9 and Tri-Valley's first game  is December 1 in the Walton Tournament with their second game taking place December 2 at Eldred.                                                                        
                                                          


Kevin Delaney is the newly appointed Varsity Basketball coach at Tri-Valley Central School.

                                                             


 

HERE & THERE COLUMN

  Will Baseball See An  Automated Strike Zone? 

  Sorry NFL football but baseball is still supreme with the National and  American league playoffs and the World Series showing baseball fans where the real strike zone is.
  Baseball fans are getting the true picture of the baseball strike zone with television showing the zone and where the ball is pitched.
  This entire discussion all comes down to today's baseball standards that balls and strikes are presently all judged by the eyes of the home plate umpire.
  The umpire......everyone's favorite punching bag and scapegoat where the deck has always been stacked against umpires and, to be fair, it is built into the very nature of the game of baseball.
  With today's baseball's telecasts we all get to see whether the pitched ball is a ball or strike with the little box to the left on your TV screen  showing the exact location of the pitch.
  Some Independent baseball leagues have been testing using a computer to call balls and strikes thus taking the human element out of baseball.
  This is of course the same technology used by Major League Baseball television broadcasts.
  There are many in the sport that have been pushing for a computerized strike zone for years....just like instant replay was.
  For better or worse, the role of the umpire is slowly diminishing, just look at the method now used by managers who dispute the call of any umpire and the call is reviewed by an umpire crew in New York who then make the call.
  The advancement of technology almost demands that, because we can, we should get every call on the field correct.......and that includes balls and strikes.
  With Pitch F/X in every ball park now, it's not only evaluating players but it's also evaluating the boys in blue.
  We've reached a point where every single pitch called behind the plate can instantly be determined to be right or wrong.
  This all is relatively new....it's scary, and it's also unfair. After all, umpires are human and to expect them to call a game perfectly every time is ludicrous but they are now being held to an impossible standard by players and fans alike and something has to give.
  Baseball will not be able to withstand the outside pressure of people demanding a perfectly officiated game and will eventually go to an automated strike zone.
                                                                      
                               


The computerized baseball strike zone is clearly show in this illustration.

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BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS


Big Sponsors Helping Pro Bowling

  The infusion of big sponsor money helps sporting events grow as GEICO has again signed up to once again become the major title sponsor of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) World Series of Bowling VII and Rolltech will sponsor the PBA World Championship.
  Two weeks of competition center around Reno, Nev. which becomes the center of the bowling universe as ESPN, Xtra Frame and the National Bowling Stadium set the stage that will showcase the largest field of PBA players from 21 countries.
  It is here that these players will compete in the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII (WSOB) December 7-19.
  These two weeks of kegler competition will produce seven national telecasts on ESPN and 100 hours of digital coverage through PBA's online bowling channel Xtra Frame.
  In addition to GEICO and Rolltech primary sponsors for the WSOB also include the Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.
  Participating presenting sponsors include the PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game by Concrete Software, Storm Products, Xtra Frame, HotelPlanner.com and the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.
  GEICO celebrates its 13th aniversary as a primary partner of the PBA by serving as the entitlement partner of WSOB VII.
  The ESPN telecast schedule ( all Eastern time) includes Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., Dec. 20 at 1 p.m., Dec. 27 at 1 p.m., Dec. 27 at 1 p.m., Jan. 3 at 1 p.m., Jan. 10 at 1 p.m., Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. and Jan. 24 at 3 p.m.
  The Xtra Frame schedule is available by going to www.pba.com

 Ed's Outlook

  The  newest style of presenting professional bowling competition to their fans still is not as popular as what the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) did several  years ago.
  Back a few years ago the PBA took its bowling show and competition on the road each week and  bowling fans in New York and the east coast could go and see their favorite professionals up close and personal at places like Latham, NY, Cheektowaga (near Buffalo), on Long Island, Norwich, Conn., at the Cavalier Lanes in North Brunswick, NJ and in Baltimore, Md.  
  The PBA claimed it was losing money this way but many of the professional bowlers disputed this and actually liked traveling different places and bowling in the pro-ams with their bowling fans.
  What the PBA has done is to take away that personal touch bowling fans  and professional bowlers enjoyed. It just isn't the same anymore.
  The only PBA tour event on the east coast last held in 2013 was the United States Bowling Congress Masters at the Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick, NJ.
  When the tour traveled to different locations each week it included 100-500 bowlers, staff and ESPN crew spending approximately 5-9 days and using up to 3,500 room nights per week that brought increased revenue for local restaurants and retailers.
  The East coast is getting shut out by the PBA.....there are no PBA50 tour stops and the only regional tour stop is the East Regional Dec. 4-6 at Manalapan, NJ.
  Just a thought here and wondering if the new Montreign Casino which we understand will contain a bowling establishment could bring a nationally televised ESPN event to our county?
  Something that the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and Montreign might think about......keeping in mind that the entitled sponsor fee for a nationally televised event is $250,000.  A national PBA Tour event would again put Sullivan County in the world spotlight.

  Ed Townsend, a PR Consultant to the sport of bowling, writes and compiles the information for this column. If you have league scores, tournament information, score a 300 game or 800 series or even bowl your age, call Ed at 845-439-8177, 845-866-0333, email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and all of Ed photos at http://bghyt.blogspot.com  We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

  Bowling Tip
  By Mike Luongo

  At certain times during your bowling match slowing down the bowling ball is important.
  If you find your bowling ball skidding right past the break point, you are on a lane that has more oil than normal.
  The only way to compensate for this situation is to slow down your bowling ball. By slowing down your ball, your ball will have less momentum, therefore gripping earlier and hopefully on its normal break point.
  So how do you slow down your bowling  ball?
  Just like adding more speed to a ball, we will use our good old buddy, gravity, to help. This means holding  the ball lower during our approach. Depending on how much speed you want to take off the ball, you should lower it anywhere from two inches to a foot.
  Another good tip to follow here is bending a little at your knees as well.
  You will also want to start your approach closer to the foul line.
  These ball speed tips will really help you control your ball speed, but they will take a lot of practice to master.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question? call him at 435-720-7939 or email at mikel@stormbowling.com

 Local Scores
 (Compiled by Ed Townsend)

  Dave Graham
  Scores 300 Game

  Monday and Wednesday night league secretary Dave Graham recently had a great night in the October 2 Friday Mixed league at Kiamesha Lanes when he recorded a 300 game during the second game of a league match.
  Dave finished the night with a 209, 300, 206 for a 715 series.

 Kiamesha Lanes

  Tim Minton 238, 652, Eddie Lake 260, 688, Rick Lake 246, 670, Michael Travis 637, Jaryl Scott 225, 235, 648, Vinnie Collura 258, 239, 721, Donnie Durland 268, 258, 227, 753, Rudy Belanchia 601, Jon Wilhelm 248, 241, 664, Lloyd Bridges 268, 705, Robert Feeney Sr. 242, 228, 230, 700, Bobby Cooper 609, Jody Farquhar 249, 625, Josh Strang 236, 225, 682, Justin Holland 246, 651, Pedro Agapito III a 245, 247, 245, 737, Tim Totten 256, 612, Kevin Stackhouse 244, 247, 662, Mike Scuderi 228, 245, 633, Frank Scuderi 257, 228, 654, Keith  Smith 257, 256, 238, 751, Charlie Tuttle 252, 228, 660, Dave Graham 255, 227, 225, 707, Kenny Atkins 233, 648, Larry Whipple 258, 697.

Tues. Mixed Firefighters

  Edward Walsh 620, Joan Lake 183, 519, Linda Schaefer 187, 500, Andrea Grossman 199, Pedro Agapito III a 243, 639, Ed Guthrie 238, 235, 248, 721, Laresko Niifa 259, 636, John Hoffmann 226, 613, Patti Meade 196, Karen Martin 182, 502, Matt Cooper 237, Todd Telesky 253, 614, Shane Cunningham 245, 635, Debbie Polin 182, 202, 192, 576, Trasey Barres 200, 190, 563, Larry Whipple 610, Carena Collura 200, 514, Cara Nicholson 182, 508.

 Wednesday Men's

  John Lopez 601, Larry Whipple 248, 258, 696, Dave Graham 239, 628, Jon Wilhelm 234, 233, 684, Chris Parken 612, Charlie Tuttle 236, Tom Mitchell 230, Merrill Conner 258, 258, 688, Dave Garlinghouse 255, 248, 716, Michael Travis 625, Vincent DeGraw Sr. 227, Carlos Torres 237, 226, 616, Gene Smith 231, 600, Keith Smith 226, Kevin Stackhouse 237, 247, 690, Mark Carman Jr. 225, Russell Bivins 236, 607, Pedro Agapito III a 232, 236, 682, Eddie Walsh 239, 671.

 Thursday Ladies

  Monica Lane 184, Dottie Cox 188, 180, Sherry Laird 203, 227, Lisa Cartwright 193, Trasey Barres 185, 200, 194, 579, Megan Gilmour 189, Valerie Mott 197, Joanne Drobysh 192, J. Wood 191, Pat Gibson 202, Debbie Polin 211, 222, 204, 637.

  Friday Mixed

  Trasey Barres 181, Nicole Dertinger 188, 212, 555, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 201, 532, Joan Lake 186, Linda Schaefer 206, Pedro Agapito III a 245, 609, Mike Amore 269, Larry Berens 237, Billy Dertinger 613, Glenn Fraser 225, 604, Brandon Hinkley Sr. 242, Greg Kuchar 231, 247, 668, Eddie Lake 267, 693, Ryan Lepke 602, Keith  Smith 243, 659, James VanAken 259, 225, 688, Larry Whipple 225, 642.

Callicoon Kristal Bowl

Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Opal Hocker 155, Charlene Meola 169, 157, Sue Naughton 173, Kelly Gombita 150, 154, Lillian Zieres 165, Debbie Loughrey 222, 181, 543, Jane Benson 151, Barbara Pingel 170, Judy Mohn 191, 159, Dee Dee Schrader 158, Dawn Roemer 186, Mardette Wilcox 187, 160, 163, 510, Ruth Kritzer 156, 173, Heather Puerschner 168, 156, Kristin Emmett 167, 175.

Tues. Del. Valley Men's

  ED Leroy 213, Sami Markao 188, Mark Schriber 189, 201, Kory Keesler 225, 223, 193, 641, Dean Shattuck 201, Rich Winters 214, Russ Keesler 183, 198, Rick Weigelt 217, 180, 197, Corey Hornicek 181, Bill Meyer 182, Kurt Buddenhagen 199, 201, Joey Meyer 210, Mike Sorge 200, 193, Jim Kautz 216, 229, 612, Eugene Fulton 184, Mike Gieger 192, Jeff Neidert 181, Gary Maas 235, Brian Starr 222, 205, 606, Wally Warren 201.

 Wednesday Men's

  Mike Aumick 184, Bobby Fix Jr. 190, John Kline 214, Tim Sykes 221, 224, 189, 634, Tom Gain 180, 212, Johnny Glassel 213, Bobby Glassel 192, 191, Joe Meyer 181, 220, John Diehl 184, 221, Matt Hubert 186, 181, Jack Diehl 191, 202, Alby Thony 193, 180, Gavin Salzberg  229, Craig Stewart 192, Roger Widmann 201.

                                                                         

   


The National Bowling Stadium in Reno, Nev. where the World Series of Bowing VII will take place.

                                       

 
  


Monday, October 19, 2015

LPGA NEWS

Symetra Extends Title Sponsorship for
‘Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA’ through 2021

Purse subsidy program projected to increase average purses by 25% in 2016

Symetra Tour Chief Business Officer Mike Nichols and Symetra Assistant Vice President of Brand Development Kathryn Riley today announced that Symetra has committed to a four-year extension as the exclusive title sponsor of the Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA. The Bellevue, Washington-based life insurance company will continue its role as the umbrella sponsor of the Symetra Tour and two events on the tournament schedule — the Symetra Classic held in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship Presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. 

“We’re pleased to extend our role as the Symetra Tour’s title sponsor through 2021, and we’re delighted to be affiliated with the rising stars of women’s golf,” said Kathryn Riley. “Over the last few years, we’ve watched our brand take flight along with the careers of many talented young golfers — and the response from our business partners and employees alike has been extraordinarily positive.”

In addition to its sponsorship extension, which will run through the 2021 season and represent a decade of partnership, Symetra also has pledged incremental dollars to a purse subsidy fund that provides a financial match to tournaments that raise their purses starting in 2016. As part of this program, the 2016 purses of the Symetra Classic and Symetra Tour Championship will increase to $150,000 and $200,000, respectively; the latter to a level that would have made it the second-highest purse on the 2015 schedule.

“Symetra has been a committed partner for the past four years, but challenged us to find a way they could contribute to raising purses across the schedule,” said Nichols. “As the Symetra Tour continues its growth, we are proud to have in Symetra a partner that both sees the value of the Tour in helping build their brand and is fully invested in the future of women’s golf and the livelihood of our members.”

Symetra began its partnership with the Road to the LPGA in 2010 as the title sponsor of the Symetra Classic in San Antonio, Texas — an event that moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2012. The company then secured naming rights for the Symetra Tour in November 2011. Formally known as the LPGA Futures Tour, the Symetra Tour has served as the LPGA’s official developmental tour since 1999. 

About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and just completed its 35th competitive season in 2015. With the support of its umbrella partner, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7M in prize money to $2.8M in prize money awarded over the course of 23 tournaments — the most events in 27 years (1988). With more than 500 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 371 LPGA titles, including 40 major championships. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/RoadtotheLPGA, Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

HERE & THERE COLUMN

 New Trend In Craft Beers

  Here & There is proud to take you along this week to a Restaurant and Brewery we visited this past summer in our travels to the great state of Tennessee.
  And Wow.... maybe even 2 Wows as we visited and chowed down on some of the most delicious food we have ever eaten....truly mean that.
   It all took place at the Granite City Food & Brewery at 1864 West McEwen Drive in Franklin, Tenn. 
  And another visit to a type of business that represents the new trend in America of craft beers.
  Granite City Food & Brewery commenced operations in St. Cloud, Minn. in June 1999 and has grown to include 34 restaurants in 14 states.
  They have won awards ntionwide for Best Restaurant, Best Brunch, Best Patio, Best Beer, Best Burger and more including the prestigious Nation's Restaurant News Hot Concept Winner.
  The entire staff and assistant manager Jason Lloyd were first class in the tour of the Brewery and providing background information which clearly showed that Granite City Food & Brewery is indeed a polished casual restaurant with an on-site brewery with award-winning hand-crafted micro-brews including The Northern, The Bennie, The Duke, Batch 1000 and our favorite Broad Axe Stout that includes a roasted character, rich and creamy with hints of chocolate and coffee.....seasonal beer includes Lazy Lake, Peel Off and Oktoberfest.
  An interesting fact passed along to us by Lloyd is that the water used in their beer making is trucked in all the way from Iowa.
  Beer of course is available in one of their growlers and offer styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries.
  The patented brewing process, known as Fermentus Interruptus makes replicating the same great taste simple and efficient.
  The restaurants also showcase an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine....when you get the chance  eat here make sure you try the meatloaf (yes I said meatloaf) you will get a taste that is out of this world.....the best we have ever had. 
  The new trend in Craft Beers continue to grow ....be sure to put one of Granite City Food and Brewery locations on your next travel agenda........you will not regret it.
  Coming up soon another Here & There visit to a great historical location.

                                                        


Franklin, Tn. Granite City Food & Brewery Assistant Manager Jason Lloyd standing next to the patented brewing process at this Tennessee location.

BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS




 Barnes Discectomy Is A Suceess

  Forty-five year-old 18-time Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) tour champion Chris Barnes has withdrawn from the Fall Classic and has undergone back surgery in Dallas to repair a herniated disc.
  Barnes in noting an extensive schedule of competition in Korea, PBA Southwest Regional competition and with Team USA in recent weeks aggravated the condition.
  Noting that "nothing specific happened," the 18-time tour champion pointed out that the last time he got off the plane "it hurt all the way down to my shoes," and "the pain part was manageable, but I just did not have any strength in my right leg, so it was time to get it fixed."
  Barnes said his discectomy"surgery involved trimming a portion of the disk that's leaning on the nerve to alleviate the pain.
  The surgery was the same thing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had done and the actual surgery was performed by the same doctor.
  No time frame for recovery was given but Barnes noted, "recovery time is a guess at this point, but I think the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VII is very much a long shot at this point."
  Barnes was scheduled to bowl in the PBA Fall Classic PBA Team Challenge with the 4 POY & A Nice Run team along with fellow past/current PBA Players of the Year Jason Belmonte, Tommy Jones and Wes Malott and frequent POY contender Bill O'Neill. Barnes was also paired with Jones for the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship. His replacement for both events has yet been announced.
  Former Professional women's bowler, Lynda Barnes, Chris's wife, confirmed this week that her husband's discectony has been successfully completed and that Chris was ready, willing and eager to get home to complete his recovery.
  He expects to be out of action for at least eight weeks.
Ed's Outlook

   Important dates for Professional Bowling Association (PBA) regional tournaments have been announced.
  The October 16-18 PBA Regional calendar includes the Bowlers Discount Pro Shop Open from AMF Woodlawn Bowl in Baltimore and the Sands Regency West/Northwest Open presented by Radical from the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. No TV coverage announced.
  October 19 marks the beginning of the South Point Bowling Plaza PBA Fall Classic which will include the Xtra Frame South Point Las Vegas Open October 20-22....the South Point West Challenge presented by Track Oct. 23 and the PBA50 South Point West Open Presented by Track on Oct.26.
  The Oct. 23-25 weekend includes the PBA50 Tomball Southwest Open and the one-day PBA Tony Grigat Allstate Midwest Challenge. Two Teen Masters qualifying events also are scheduled over the Oct. 24-25 weekend.....including the Erie Open and the Frisco Open.
  October's regional activity closes with the PBA50 WGB Accounting Craig Pezzano Memorial presented by The Insurance Market at Bryan's Bowling Center in Laurel, Del.
   Complete PBA Regional schedules and Xtra Frame TV schedules are available by visiting www.pba.com and click on the appropriate tabs.

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  Subscribe to Xtra Frame by the month or for the entire season. Cost is $7.99 a month or $64.99 for the season.
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  Xtra Frame provides great coverage of the sport of bowling.

  Ed Townsend, a PR Consultant to the sport of bowling, writes and compiles the information for this column. If you have league scores, tournament information, score a 300 game or 800 series or even bowl your age, call Ed at 845-439-8177, 845-866-0333, email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and all of Ed's photos at http://bght.blogpsot.com  We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

 Bowling Tip
 By Mike Luongo

  Executing and repeating good shots in bowling is the way you want to go.
  This week's tip will help by having your body set properly so that you can use the laws of physics to roll the ball and eliminate tension in your swing.
  Too much upper body and head movement make it very difficult to repeat shots.
  The purpose of the stance is to place the body in an athletic position, eliminate all unnecessary movements during the approach and reduce tension.
  Resting forearms against the body, in the stance, will help reduce tension in the upper body.
  How do we do this?
  Here are the four steps in the proper order for setting posture.
 1. Set the feet (toward your breaking point).
 2. Set your head (tilted over the ball).
 3. Set your posterior (this is your balance point as you are swinging a heavy object).
 4. Set the ball position close as noted above.
  You are now in position to start a smooth approach. Maintain your body position and let the ball swing under your shoulder. You will find this easy to repeat shot after shot.
  If your ball does not fit, it will be difficult to eliminate tension from your swing.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro-Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at mikel@stormbowling.com

    Local Scores
    (Compiled by Ed Townsend)

  Callicoon Kristal Bowl

  Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Kirtsten Sherwood 159, Charlene Meola 175, Sue Naughton 166, 167, Lillian Zieres 157, 182, 161, 500, Chris Burr 153, 151, Eleanor Glassel 171, Debbie Loughrey 172, Jane Benson 153, Pat Peters 170, 153, Rebecca Rhodes 165, 159, Dawn Roemer 158, Kim Doty 157, Mardette Wilcox 164, 171, 237, 572, Ruth Kritzer 156, Heather Puerschner 179, Kristen Emmett 174, Karen Gabriel 188, 161.

 Tues. Del. Valley Men's

  Russ Keesler 190, 226, 236, 652, Bob Cady 210, Dean Shattuck 243, 218, 632, Ed Leroy 185, Mark Schriber 182, Kory Keesler 189, 245, 201, 635, Buddy Romney 225, Dan Brown 195, Gregg Burton 232, Chris Marston 249, 189, 200, 638, Kurt Buddenhagen 183, Joey Meyer 208, Troy Paruki 182, Mike Sorge 237, 189, Mike Gieger 181, 215, Gary Maas 195, Brian Starr 202, 254, 632, Tom Bisig 185.

Wednesday Men's

  Randy Fischer 196, 200, Steve Mutter 244, Brian Brustman 189, Brian Kitson 187, John Kline 181, 192, Rich Thony 193, Johnny Glassel 218, 226, 618, Bobby Glassel 192, 182, John Diehl 227, Mark Yewchuck 182, 202, Joel Turner 181, 184, Ben Highhouse 194, Bryan Swendson 193, Craig Stewart 183.

 Kiamesha Lanes

 Monday Men's

  Rick Lake 268, 653, Vinnie Collura 257, 259, 721, Donnie Durland 227, 642, Rudy Belanchia 225, 623, Jon Wilhelm 624, Rob Sze 622, Josh Strang 278, 656, Jason Jones Sr. 266, 667, Justin Holland 235, 656, Petro Agapito III a 234, 247, 670, Kevin Stackhouse 268, 649, Ronald Totten 279, 256, 740, Arthur Stevens 226, Robert Feeney 238, 607, Bobby Cooper 226, 637, Michael Scuderi 233, Keith Smith 277, 246, 736, Charlie Tuttle 236, 226, 242, 704, David Graham 248, 267, 701, Kenny Atkins 267, 620.

 Tues. MIxed Doubles

  Robert Nicholson 229, Kris Gwiozdowski 235, Charlie Tuttle 256, 610, Andrea Grossman 191, 106, 574, Joan Lake 181, 501, Rick Lake 228, 253, 685, Pedro Agapito III a 231, 268, 694, Kevin Stackhouse 247, 663, Rob Keesler 245, Matt Cooper 225, Shane Cunningham 225, Bob Yakin Jr. 249, 633, Trasey Barres 236, Larry Whipple 636, Carena Collura 180, 221, 555, George Kelly 236, Karen Martin 180, Ailene Washington 205.

  Wednesday Men's

  Larry Whipple 256.38, 677, Dave Graham 268, 680, Tom Belgiovene 613, Jon Wilhlem 625, Chris Parken 246, 627, Charlie Tuttle 244, 652, Kyle Matthews 231, 247, 236, 714, Thomas Mitchell 619, David Garlinghouse 230, 618, Robert Stewart 234, 236, 642, Gene Smith 244, Keith Smith 262, 225, 234, 721, Kevin Stackhouse 233, 649, Pedro Agapito III a 242, 669.

  Friday Mixed

  Trasey Barres 181, 210, 541, Cathy Carpenter 194, Doris Castro 202, Nicole Dertinger 206, 528, MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens 223, 535, Joan Lake 210, 540, Michelle Morris 181, Loretta VanAken 204, Pedro Agapito III a 268, 269, 236, 773, Larry Berens 235, 636, Eddie Lake 262, 237, 278, 777, Pete Nastasi 256, 624, Kevin Stackhouse 247, 652, Charlie Tuttle 620, Dan VanAken 225, 631, James VanAken 238, 237, 665.
  

HERE & THERE COLUMN

Remembering Grossinger's (Part 2)

  In last week's column we noted some personal experiences I had at Grossinger's and made note of  some of the names of associates and dignitaries I had the pleasure to meet and write about.
  Can never forget while working as a caddie at the Big G and carrying the bags for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. On the course these two were as funny as they were on TV  and a good example was on one hole Lewis put his golf ball on the tee and while Dean's caddie distracted him Dean put another ball on the tee.
  When Lewis hit the golf ball it exploded went high in the air and came floating down on a small parachute....... everyone in the foursome rolled on the ground laughing so hard.
  One of those we had the Grossinger conversation with remembered well what the famed entertainer George Jessel had said about Jennie Grossinger in that Jennie never had an enemy and that she always poured out her love for humanity all her days and that she received nothing but love in return.
  All who talked about Jennie pointed out that she had a thirst for knowledge.
  One of the highlights of our conversation about Jennie and Grossinger's centered about an event in June (year unknown) that was a day that produced a heavy schedule for Jennie as she had been invited by her friend Father George Francis Brennan, Pastor of St. Peter's in Liberty to attend the dedication of the new Parochial School where Francis Cardinal Speilman would be speaking.
  But showing up at the same time that day was Governor Nelson Rockefeller who returned many times to the Big G.......Jennie was said to have handled it like the professional she was, hosting the governor and later having Cardinal Speilman stop at the hotel on his way back to New York City.
  Can't help but mention names of folks we talked about who worked at the Big G including Abe Friedman who presided over the dining room, Dave Geiver the Maitre D', head waiter Hy Hoffer, spots director Irving Jaffee, chief housekeeper Rose Friedman, printer Joe Halpner, Val Hemmer in the traffic department, construction men under Tom Mangan, electricians supervised by Conrad Slaver and the laundry head Max Fernandez.
  A personal friend of mine was skimaster Tony Kastner who headed up all the ski activities at Grossinger's for many years and who I spent many hours with.
  We concluded this great Jennie and Grossingers's conversation remembering the glamorous aura and the  greatest personalities that identified the Big G with Show Biz and its biggest names.
  If only this true story could be relived.

BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS

 Wilhelm Scores Third Career 300

  Thirty-five year old Grahamsville bowler Jon Wilhelm recorded his third career perfect game September 30 in the Kiamesha Lanes Wednesday Men's league.   
  Using his adopted unconventional 2-fingered grip (the conventional grip for bowlers is three fingers inserted into the bowling ball) Jon recorded his 12 strikes in the pocket on lanes 3 and 4 using a 15-pound Storm Tropical Breeze pearl reactive bowling ball.
  Jon bowls on the Dutch's Tavern team with teammates Tom Belgiovene, Steve Belgiovene, Vinnie Collura and John Fischer.
  He currently has two 800 career series, his highest being an 848.
  Wilhelm has been averaging 220 plus for the past five years.
  Jon also bowls in the Monday Men's league at Kiamesha Lanes.
  Bowling for 14-years, Jon noted that all the strikes in this perfect game "were in the pocket." His total for the night was 300, 236, 226, 762.
  In addition to his bowling talents Wilhelm is also on the Storm Bowling Products advisory staff for the past two years, is a certified United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Level 1 coach, coaches the Saturday Youth Bowling League at Kiamesha Lanes, has a 14-year-old son (Jonathan Wilhelm Jr.) who currently averages 185, is a touring veteran on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) regional and national events tour including four United States Opens and two USBC Masters.
  His bowling idols on the PBA tour are Robert Smith, Tommy Jones and Norm Duke.
  Jon is single and is employed full time as the building superintendent at the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown.

 Ed's Outlook

  Professional bowling continues expanding it's Extra Frame coverage of the PBA in 2015.
  October includes the PBA Xtra Frame Iowa Midwest Open followed by five events from the newly created PBA Fall Classic in Las Vegas that includes the debut of the PBA Team Challenge.
  November features a "major" event, the Bowlmor AMF Open, while the years wraps up in December with the great event in bowling (the Geico PBA World  Series of Bowling VII.......all live exclusively on Xtra Frame.
  Bowler and anyone who enjoys bowling can sign up with subscriptions starting at $3.99.
  To sign up visit www.pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.
  The Omaha/Council Bluffs (Iowa Midwest Open) will take place Oct. 9-11. It will be broadcast live in it's entirety, Oct. 9 at 3-5 p.m. practice session, 7 p.m. pro-am, Sat. Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. (match play)
  The full fall schedule is also available at the web site.

  Ed Townsend, a PR Consultant to the sport of bowling, writes and compiles the information for this column. If you have league scores, tournament information, bowl a 300 game or 800 series or even bowl your age, call Ed at 845-866-0333 or 845-439-8177, email at edwardctownsend@hotmail.com or fax at 845-205-4474. View this column and all of Ed's pictures at http://bght.blogspot.com We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

   Bowling Tip
   By MIke Luongo

  The tip this week will be especially beneficial to youth and beginning bowlers.
  Many bowlers worry too much about their steps and footwork, giving very little thought to their upper body position. In the past, most new bowlers were told that you must use a four step approach and push the ball away on the first step.
  This advise was generally imparted by someone with the word "Coach" lettered on their shirt.
  Unfortunately, this advise is pure rubbish.
  First of all, all bowlers have different body types, different flexibility and different lengths to their arms and legs. So how is is possible that everyone can effectively use the exact same four-step approach? They can't.
  If you look back at the legends of the game, did any two bowlers have exactly the same style? No.
  The most important thing is to get the bowler's body in the correct position.....head over the ball with the bowling shoulder tilted to the ball side.
  In this way, the feet will go where they must so that you do not fall down.
  The bottom line is if you are someone that works with new or youth bowlers, you must understand that everyone has different physiology so you need to help them get their body into the correct position and not focus on how many steps they take (or how these steps are taken) to get to the foul line.
  Mike Luongo is a certified IBPSIA Pro Shop Operator, Master Instructor, USBC Silver Level Coach and an Advisor-Special Events assistant with the Storm and Roto Grip Bowling Ball Company. Have a question, call him at 435-720-7939 or email at mikel@stormbowling.com

 Local Scores
 (Compiled by Ed Townsend) 

  Kiamesha Lanes

  Monday Men's

  Rick Lake 619, Tim Minton 227, Pete Nastasi 254, 607, Jaryl Scott 623, Paul Durland 601, Vinnie Collura 237, 279, 267, 783, Donny Durland 248, 290, 248, 786, Josh Strang 234, 619, Jason Jones Sr. 260, 633, Pedro Agapito III a 252, 227, 691, Thomas Belgiovene 625, Rudy Belanchia 236, 236, 682, James VanAken 227, 247, 658, Tim Totten 241, 622, Ronald Totten 275, 629, Keith Smith 247, 645, Charley Tuttle 269, 692, Dave Graham 279, 237, 740, Jody Farquhar 618.

   Wednesday Men's

  John Lopez 625, Larry Whipple 231, 668, Dave Graham 254, 242, 225, 721, James VanAken 235, 616, Thomas Belgiovene 236, 615, John Fischer 258, Robert Stewart 237, 656, Dave Garlinghouse 268, 657, Charles Tuttle 257, 626, Kyle Matthews 631, Gene Smith 622, Keith Smith 618, Kevin Stackhouse 227, 226, 632, Pedro Agapito III a 249, 237, 682.

  Thursday Ladies

  Sherry Laird 193, Lisa Cartwright 183, Audrey Woolard, Pat Shuart  201, Tricia Tuttle 187, Trasey Barres 237, Liz Stubits 180, Debbie Polin 194, 202, Audrey Sawyer 180, Dottie Cox 180, Shirley Bowens 209, 195, 237, 641.

 Callicoon Kristal Lanes

 Mon. Hortonville Ladies

  Maureen Scholott 158, Joyce Brooks 156, Kirsten Sherwood 157, Sue Naughton 162, 153, Kelly Gombita 169, Lillian Zieres 173, 174, Chris Burr 155, Debbie Loughrey  185, 155, Virginia Connel 155, Pat Peters  166, 150, Rebecca Rhodes 159, 156, Barbara Pingel 185, 156, Judy Mohn 187, 191, 200, 578, Heidi Bauer 162, Dawn Roemer 166, 153, Mardette Wilcox 160, 182, 193, 535, Ruth Kritzer 160, Kristin Emmett 180, Karen Gabriel 179, 153.

Tues. Del Valley Men's

  Dean Shattuck 196, 210, 208, 614, Bob Cady 216, 199, Chris Berner 183, Russ Keesler 209, 213, Ed LeRoy 189, Mark Schriber 201, 193, Kory Keesler 231, 210, 279, 720, Buddy Romney 192, Dan Brown 180, Kurt Buddenhagen 234, 207, Joey Meyer 198, Troy Paruki 186, 180, Mike Sorge 185, Jim Kautz 186, Mike Gieger 182, 213, Jeff Neidert 203, Gary Maas  220, Jonathan Heinle189, 191, 193, Brian Starr 188, 181, 180, Wally Warren 184, 213, Jackie Brockner 200.

 Wednesday Men's

  Randy Fischer 244, Steve Mutter 180, Bobbie Fix Jr. 196, Brian Brustman 180, John Kline 184, Rich Thony 204, Tim Sykes 189, 197, 210, Rick Franke 195, Bobby Glassel 192, 212, Brian Kitson 196, John Diehl 229, 188, 183, 600, Jack Diehl 194, Alby Thony 180, 188, 201, Mark Yewchuck 220, 183, 225, 628, Joel Turner 198, 199, Robert Widmann 199.

HERE & THERE COLUMN


                            Remembering Grossinger's (Part 1)

  I traveled all the way to Spring Hills, Tenn. in August and September  to get into a conversation that revived memories about the great Grossinger's resort and what it was like back in the 1950's and 60's.
  Remembering  Jennie Grossinger and the world famous Grossingers' resort we talked with folks from Sullivan County who had fond memories of  the Grossinger family that I remembered so well. 
  Knowing that I was taking notes and would write about this experience the couple we shared this conversation with asked that their names not be used.
  While working back in the 1960's as a reporter for Harold and Clara Schue's Liberty Register I spent a lot of time covering events at Grossinger's and got to know many people who worked on the hotel's publication and who did the Public Relations work there. Also had the great opportunity to meet so many of the people mentioned in this column.
  Spent a lot of time before the 1970's in the late 40's and early 50's as a full-time caddy (carried the golf bags for golfers)  at the Grossinger Golf Course and carried the bags for some important sports and entertainment folks.
  But let's get back to a great afternoon of conversation and note some of the important names I have the pleasure of writing about.
  We talked about the description of the modest 1 story ranch type house named the Joy Cottage as  Jennie's home which was located just opposite the main building.
  Paul Grossinger and wife Bunny, who I spent many evenings with dining in the main dining room, lived in a house 50 yards up the road and just beyond in another house, Jennie's daughter, Elaine and husband Dr. A. David Etess lived.
  Memories were relived for me when names of Grossinger associates  like Eddie Ashman's House Orchestra, Harry and Jack Beck (one a young lawyer, the other a banker), Abe Friedman, Ben & Dave Geiver, Milton Blackstone, Lou "Simon Sez" Goldstein and dignitaries like , Barney Ross, Henry Armstrong, Max Baer, Tony Bennett, Milton Berle, Irving Berlin, George Jessel, Red Buttons, Sid Caesar, Eddie Cantor, Perry Como, Billy Conn, Eddie Fisher, Jackie Gleason, Ed Kranepool, Jackie Robinson and Joan Rivers are mentioned and how I got to meet them. 
  Will continue with my conversation about Jennie and  Grossinger's in next week's column.