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Batavia Silver Stars

Come join Batavia Silver Stars as we continue our summer schedule through September with our A-1 classes from 7:30–8:00 followed by dancing until 10:00. October 5 and 12 will be our Open Houses (7:00–8:15) so bring a friend(s) to enjoy the exercise, fun, friendship and goodies that square dancing provides. Goodies means lots of apple snacks! On November 9 we will be honoring our veterans. All VETERANS attend FREE. Wear your red, white and blue. Also, that night we will collect donations for Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving basket.

Information:
Caller Bill Ryan (716-517-6012)
Cuer Nancy Fincher
Reported by:
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591)
Carol Brown (585-247-5689)

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Belles 'N' Beaus

The summer has gone really quickly and now we are looking forward to another season of dancing along with good fellowship, good food, and good fun. On September 21, we will be holding an Open House which will be a FREE DANCE so we welcome you one and all. On October 12, we will be bringing our best desserts for auction and, of course, desserts for tasting. Gil Porter will be calling for this event so you’ll want to come and dance and put in a bid on your favorite dessert! On the 26th of October we are having a Halloween Dance with cider and donuts and of course costumes if you wish.

On November 16, we will be collecting food for a Thanksgiving basket for a local family, so you may bring something if you like, and then we will have a turkey raffle that night. Who knows, you might win a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner.

November 30 will find us putting on our best Country Western garb as we dance to country music and have a few mixer dances, so come and join in the fun. We will be having our Holiday Dance on December 14, with special Christmas desserts and hors d’oeuvres and Mike Callahan calling the dances. You are always welcome to join us!

Information:
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
Reported by:
Joanne Ligtenberg

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Boo Bull DBD

The DBD (dancing by definition) club has been having a lot of fun looking at mainstream and plus calls from different positions. No new calls are taught, you just learn the definition of the call and dance it from various positions. It can help you become a better dancer at any level. Please join us some Friday night and see what fun we have dancing. You can join any us any night as there are no lessons, just dancing. We do not dance every Friday night, so check the schedule. Feel free to call us if you have questions.

Information:
(585-538-9887)
Reported by:
Alice & Gary Bubel

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Boo Bull Rounds

The club has been dancing every Wednesday night. We do Phase 2 & 3 rounds and have worked on the foxtrot rhythm. We also taught “Roses for Elizabeth.” Everyone enjoyed that teach. Come and join us some Wednesday evening. We are always happy to review any movements that are causing you trouble. Dancing is 7:00–9:00.

On Tuesday afternoons we have started doing Phase 3 & 4 rounds. We have a small group but a lot of fun. We dance 3:30–5:00, so please join us if you like a higher level of dancing.

Alice & Gary Bubel

Information:
(585-538-9887)
Reported by:
Gary and Alice Bubel

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Boo Bull Squares

Where did the summer go? It seems the days, months and years are just racing by. Our dancers enjoyed dancing in our air-conditioned hall this summer. We had a number of new dancers attending to learn the plus calls. We also have eight new club members!

This club dances until the 1st week of December, so please come and join us some Tuesday night. We have a lot of fun. Dress is casual. We dance 7:00–9:00.

Alice & Gary Bubel

Information:
(585-538-9887)
Reported by:
Gary and Alice Bubel

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Cayuga Cut-Ups

Change is in the air at the Cayuga Cut-Ups! We want to welcome new officers: Glynn and Linda English, vice-presidents, and Dave and Barb Simpson, treasurers, to our Executive Board. Starting September 3, our dance schedule will be adjusted. We will continue dancing on Thursday evenings; however, we will be starting at 6:30 with plus dancing. Class will be from 7:00–8:30 and we’ll finish up with more plus calls 8:30–9:15.

Every Thursday in September will be an open house night, free for new dancers. On September 17 we will have a special "pie night" to enjoy homemade pies along with a guest caller. On October 1 we will be dancing at a different location (TBD) as the Auburn United Methodist Church will not be available. On October 22, we will have Dave Eno as a guest caller. October 29 is our annual Halloween celebration. Costumes are welcomed, but not required. On November 12, we will honor all veterans with a Veteran’s Day celebration. We will not be dancing on November 26 as everyone enjoys Thanksgiving with their families.

Information:
Jeannie Tucker (315-253-2489)
Reported by:
Mary Dobrovosky (315-685-5756)

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Champagne Whirl-A-Ways

The Champagne Whirl-A-Ways will start out the new dance season with our signature Grape Harvest Ball on Sept 26. Club caller Mike Herne will be doing the honors, along with guest cuer Dottie Griffiths. Dottie is a Southern Tier favorite!

We are excited to co-host the Halloween Bash with the Southern Tier Wheelers on October 10 at the CampBell Campgrounds. Jerry Carmen will be calling, and Lisa Treichler will be cueing. This is sure to be a fun evening! Then, back to Bath on October 24 for Pumpkins & Apples Night, featuring Mike Herne as both caller and cuer. Our only dance in November will be the Veterans & Pie Night on November 14 with Mike Herne and Lisa Treichler. Veterans are admitted free and delicious pies will be the order of the day! For the first time, we will be having several afternoon dances! Please reserve January 9 and February 27 for some winter fun.

As always, Happy Trails To You

Information:
(607-776-4823)
Reported by:
Jim & Cathy Mack

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Cloverleaf Squares

Our club’s Open Houses for 2015 are September 20 and 27. Open Houses are from 5:00–7:00 at the First Baptist Church of Chili. We are looking forward to meeting new people to join our class for this year!

In October, Cloverleafs and Copy Cats are working together to have the Oktoberfest dance at Archangel School on Saturday, October 24. The caller will be Jason Raleigh, the cuer will be Mark Thone. The Octoberfest dance will be from 7:00–10:00 and will be $7 a person for admission. Also in October is our class/club Halloween dance. All new class members are welcome to join us and enjoy a night of dancing and fun! Costumes are not required but are encouraged. There will be prizes for different categories of costumes (for example: best costume, funniest, most creative, etc.).

November 8 is our Veterans/Honor Flight dance. Last year we raised enough money to send at least two veterans on Honor Flight. This year we would like to try to reach that same goal — or exceed it! On November 22, we will be having our Thanksgiving Class/club potluck dinner and dance. As we get closer to the date of this dance, we will have information on our flyer table to sign up for a dish to pass. Please check the flyer table for information if you are planning on joining us for the dinner part of the evening.

Information:
(585-987-5972)
Reported by:
Rebecca Sabin

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Copy Cats

It’s time to put away those flip-flops and break out your square-dancing shoes! Copy Cats has a dance schedule this fall that will be sure to keep you on the tips of your paws.

On September 19, bring a dish to pass for our potluck at 5:30, and an oil can to dance out the rust starting at 7:00 with early rounds and 2x2 to follow at 7:30! Mike Callahan will be calling, Alice Bubel will be cueing. So come join us at the First Baptist Church in Penfield to kick off the year to a great start!

Speaking of starting off the year right, Copy Cats is having an Open House on September 22 from 7:00–9:00 at the Bay Trail Middle School in Penfield to recruit our new kitten litter for the year! Along with our regular mainstream classes every Tuesday night from 7:00–9:00, we will be continuing to offer plus classes from 6:15–7:00! And the best part? Our caller Ron Brown will call one plus tip during the mainstream class to review the lesson and show our kittens just how classy Cats can be.

We would also like you to join us and our dear Cloverleaf friends on October 24 at the Archangel School on 2400 Chili Ave. for our Octoberfest Dance! Rounds will start at 7:00 with 2x2 at 7:30, admission is $7.

For all things Copy Cats, check out our website: www.copycatsdancing.org. Meow.

Information:
(585-749-1940)
Reported by:
Nicole Bolan & Jane McGowan

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Dalton Gang

Hello Dancing Friends,

It is very nice to be starting another Square Dancing season! The Dalton Gang is hoping to be starting a new-dancer class this year as we really want to focus on "growing" our club. We feel a little extra responsibility as we are the last club in existence in Livingston County. Our club is approximately 45 years old, and at one time there were clubs in many neighboring towns. So onward we go!!

There will be some changes in our club with the beginning of the new season. After five years, the Pratts will be stepping down from the position of President. Since we have moved 45 minutes north of Dalton (to Livonia), it appears to be a good time to pass the torch. We are encouraging some of our newer members (with at least two years of membership) to step forward and participate in our club leadership. We will update information in the Promenader as soon as we have someone in the position.

Club dancing will start Tuesday evening on September 8, with our Open House taking place on September 22, 2015. Please check our dance schedule in the Promenader to see if you might be able to join us for a Tuesday night dance. We are planning to make our March 29, 2016 “Pancake Dinner and Dance” evening even more special this year! We will have door prizes and a few other additions to this very well-attended club event. We hope you will mark your calendar and plan to join us on this evening.

We wish every club a strong start to our new dance season and we hope to see you in a square soon!

Information:
Joe Pratt (585-315-3810)
Reported by:
Terry Pratt

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Grand Squares

Our new season starts on Thursday, September 10 with a FREE dance for visitors. We welcome you, one and all! We dance from 7:00-9:00 at the Roth Middle School on East Henrietta Road. And, we are delighted that Mike Callahan continues as our caller.

We are also planning a Grandparents night for Thursday, October 8. We invite all dancers to bring or borrow a grandchild, first grade or older, for an evening of fun.

Our summer event, a barn dance at the farm of Alan Fish in Bloomfield, was a great success. We had six squares, plus many dancers rotating in and out. The support of so many square dancers was very much appreciated, and we hope all of you will join us during our regular schedule beginning in September.

Our fall schedule is as follows: September 10, 17 and 24; October 1, 8, 22, and 29; and November 5, 12, and 19. We dance at the plus level, but even if you are not an experienced plus dancer, Mike is a great teacher and we will help you learn the calls.

See you at Grand Squares!

Information:
George and Carol Stahl (585-533-9241)
Reported by:
Joy Mulhern

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Mark’s Intermediate Workshop

Our workshop is going very well. We first completed Phase III Rumba figures and are almost done with Foxtrot. Everyone has done a great job with those so we are also working on Waltz and Cha Cha. Eventually, we will also look at basic Jive and Tango and hope to follow that with a little Quickstep and Slow Two Step.

We meet on Monday evenings from 8:00–10:00 at the First United Methodist Church of West Webster, 570 Old Ridge Road, West Webster. Any dancers who want to work on Phase III figures, please join us on Monday nights!!

Dress is comfortable/casual. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

NOTE: Last workshop for the fall will be October 19. We will resume dancing in the spring (mid-March).

Information:
(585-226-8984 home), (585-748-5131 cell)
Reported by:
Marlene and Mark Thone

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Penn Yan Friendship Squares

Penn Yan Friendship Squares offers free beginner square dance lessons on Wednesdays, September 16th, 23rd, and 30th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us at the Penn Yan Grange Hall on Rte 54A, 408 Elm Street in Penn Yan, NY.

Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend is coming up on Sept 18–20 at Clute Park Community Center. This year Jack Pladdys will be our caller. Jack hails from Indian Springs, Ohio. He is a national caller with a very extensive calling background. Penn Yan Friendship Squares own Lisa Treichler and her husband George will be cueing. We hope you will join us for an evening or the entire weekend. Although walk-ins are welcome, we encourage you to sign up in advance to help us with our planning. For more details, see our ad in this issue.

Our club dances are at the Penn Yan Grange Hall in Penn Yan on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of October, November, and December, with early rounds from 7–7:30 p.m. and Mainstream/Plus and Rounds (2x2) 7:30–10 p.m. See our schedule in this issue.

Information:
315-536-6066
Reported by:
Gary & Sue Groom
groom7@verizon.net

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Round Towners

Round Towners is an easy intermediate level club, dancing Phase III and some easy IV’s. We work on all rhythms at Phase III and IV levels during teach time. We welcome all dancers interested in dancing at this level to join us on Thursday nights. We meet at the First United Methodist Church of West Webster, 570 Old Ridge Road, West Webster from 8:00–10:00. Dress is casual/comfortable. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

NOTE: We will not be dancing after October 22 and will resume dance activities in mid-March.

Information:
(585-226-8984 home), (585-748-5131 cell)
Reported by:
Marlene and Mark Thone

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Seneca Silhouettes

Seneca Silhouettes is a comfortable round dance club. We often take time to work out tricky parts. If you are in the neighborhood, we would love to have you join us Mondays from 2:00–5:00. We do the easier levels at 2:00, and finish with the higher levels. If you would like a proposed program, email me at: connie.rhogo2@gmail.com before Saturday or call the info number below. We dance at the Trinity Church, 520 S Main Street, Geneva, NY. Main Street is Route 14 — easy to get to. From the thruway or the south, just stay on Route 14. From Routes 5 & 20, look for the Route 14 sign. After you circle to Route 14 (Main St.), turn left and you are almost there — the first church on your left. Park behind the church and use the door on the left. We are at the top of the stairs. You will find us dancing on a beautiful wood floor. The program can be easily altered if there is something different that you would like to do, and I have it.

We dance most holidays, so if you are not otherwise occupied, come join us. We rarely cancel, but it is always a good idea to call, just in case something came up.

Information:
(315-549-8820)
Reported by:
Connie Williams

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Shamrock Squares

The Shamrock Squares are an “A” Level square dance club. We dance every Tuesday night, starting at 6:45 at the air-conditioned Pieters Family Life Center near the junction of 15A and Castle Road.

On Tuesday, September 15, Mike and Wanda are celebrating the 40th year of existence for this club with a dinner and a dance…but with everything quite out of the ordinary: They have invited iconic caller Ed Foote of Pennsylvania to be the guest caller for the evening, and for the neophytes among you, here is a little background on Ed, copied from his website:


   Three home square dance clubs
   Full-time traveling — U.S., Europe, Asia
   Festivals
   Leadership Seminars
   CALLERLAB member & Accredited Caller Coach
   Caller Seminars, Clinics & Schools
   BMI & ASCAP licensed
   Staff writer for two square dance magazines
   Author & Editor of square dance instructional books
   Producer of Audio & Video teaching tapes & CDs

Ed has been calling since 1965; he is also a former member of the CALLERLAB board of Governors and committee chairman. He is also still active in caller training seminars and continues calling all square dance programs thru Challenge.

I believe Wanda has already contacted all present and former members to make the special dinner available to them. There are separate charges for both the dinner and the dance. If you are interested, and have not received this invitation, I would contact Wanda to see if there can be a place for you.

Speaking of food, Mike and Wanda have always, in the past, referred to us as their, “Bread and Butter Club”, with the reason being in their early history, with the children still young and hungry, and with area square dance clubs taking a summer hiatus, the Shamrock Squares often provided grocery money inasmuch as we danced all summer. Our congratulations to Mike and Wanda as they add this special milestone to their increasingly long list of treasured accomplishments. They are two very easy-to-love and easy-to-respect people, and a treasure beyond measure to our square dance community.

Information:
Caller, Mike Callahan (585-352-7877)
Reported by:
Dick Halstead

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Shirts 'N' Skirts

It wasn’t that long ago we were pinning club badges on newly graduated members, and here we are planning our Open Houses to welcome beginners into our group. Shirts ’N’ Skirts will have their two free dances on September 18 and 25, from 7:00–9:00. We are planning ways to get the word out in the community to those who are interested in learning how to square dance.

On October 30, we will be having a Halloween Dance. Dress in your scariest costume and come join us for a fun night of dancing and food.

November will bring us a Friday the 13th dance. We call this our Black Cat Friday. Members bring food, treats, bedding, toys, etc. to donate to our local SPCA. Our group is very generous on Black Cat Fridays as many members have rescue pets in their homes.

We enjoyed seeing all the members of other clubs who came to dance with us over the summer. Hopefully you will continue to join us in the fall. Once the snow flies, we know we know you won’t be making the drive to Fulton.

Our dances are on Friday nights from 7:00–9:30. The class learns new calls from 7:00–8:30. All dancers, whether class or club, participate in these dances to help the new members learn the moves. Club and Plus dances start at 8:30 and run until we are tired out.

If you have any questions, give us a call or visit our website at www.shirtsandskirts.org. On our website you will find directions to the Fulton Municipal Building, where we dance most weeks.

Information:
Ray or Paula Schumacher (315-635-0930)
Reported by:
Paula Schumacher

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Silver Squares

Exciting news: Silver Squares will be holding an Open House/pizza party on September 21. So, please, please, please spread the word to all your friends, acquaintances, and any strangers you may meet to join us from 1:00–3:00. at the Greece Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane. And remember, at Silver Squares, we welcome solo dancers and couples with equal enthusiasm.

Please note that we will not be dancing on Labor Day, September 7. We’ll all be doing those family things instead, but come September 14, we’re off and running for a fabulous fall of dancing every Monday afternoon.

September 28 is our Western Theme Dance, so dust off those western duds. And let’s not forget the Halloween Dance on October 26. We’d love to have you show up in costume. November 23 is our Thanksgiving Dance. I’m thinking Pilgrim — Indian — dragging a turkey. Use your imagination. Of course, casual attire is entirely appropriate for any of our dances.

So, okay, I saved the best for last. Our last special dance this quarter is the November 9 Soup and Salad Dance. I used to be able to call this our annual soup and salad dance, but no longer. It’s so good; we now hold two a year. Join us and you’ll see what I mean. Anyway, this dance begins at noon with a luncheon of homemade soups, salads, and dessert at a nominal charge of $3 for lunch and $5 for the dance. Please join us, but so we may be sure to have plenty of food, a call to Jean St. John by November 2 would be appreciated. Hope to see you there.

Information:
Jean St. John (585-720-0777)
Reported by:
Carolyn Nedwidek

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Southern Tier Wheelers

Although the camping season may be winding down, we still have a few more opportunities for you to join us. Our “Sashay Into September” weekend features Gary Pruyne calling and Jerry Carmen cueing. The weekend takes place September 11–13, and reservations can be made by contacting Lash/Nancy LaRue. We will be joining with the Champagne Whirl-A-Ways from Bath for our October dance. Saturday evening will be an opportunity for you to show off your scariest/funniest/most unusual costume and vie for prizes in those categories. Of course, you do not need a costume to join us. That weekend will be hosted by our presidents, Bill and Pat Mosher. Additional information on our weekends can be found on our flyers located elsewhere in this issue.

We will end this year with our Christmas Dinner Dance featuring Gary and Alice Bubel. The dance will be at the Tyrone Fire Hall in Tyrone, NY. A delicious, home-cooked meal, served immediately following the dance, is prepared by Dottie Griffiths and her daughter, Nancy. What a great way to end our dancing season!

We hope to see you in our square.

Information:
Bill and Pat Mosher (607-739-3299) or (607-857-1553)
Reported by:

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Village Squares

On an August afternoon
The Sun will often seem to pause
While shadows, unnoticed, are reaching out
Earlier than before.
Then comes that first pristine morning
With an icy edge,
And it is time
For each to seek out the sanctuary
Of its own kind.


Happily settled in at the United Church of Pittsford, 123 South Main Street, our 2015–2016 dance season begins with a Trail Back dance the first Wednesday after Labor Day—that is, September 9. A potluck dinner precedes the dance. The church doors open at 6:00. We begin eating in earnest at 6:30. The dance itself begins at 7:30. Visitors are welcome to participate in the dinner and/or the dance. Dinner visitors are requested to contact Susan Thomas (385-2155) or Barb Keane (787-4061).

Starting the following Wednesday, September 16, and continuing thereafter, except as otherwise noted, our Wednesday dances follow this pattern:
  Plus-level Learn, Review and Practice Workshop — 7:00–8:00
  Practice based on prior instruction — 8:00–9:00
  Club Dance at full plus level — 9:00–10:00

Breaks include rounds. One admission covers an entire evening of dancing. See our flyer posting.

Village Squares has offered an integrated Plus-Level Workshop instruction and dancing approach every year since 2007. It is highly effective in turning mainstream dancers into plus dancers and in polishing the dancing skills of plus-level dancers (including our club members). In the process, we share a lot of laughs. Since seeing is believing, we are offering new Plus-Level Workshop visitors free admission to our September 16, 23 and 30 dances.

We are workshopping and dancing every Wednesday in October and November, except there will be no dance the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Special Dances

On Wednesday, October 7, we are once again holding a Barn Dance. To get a full kick out of this dance, barn-appropriate dress is suggested. See our flyer posting.

On Wednesday, November 11, we are honoring military service veterans with a Veterans Day Dance. Military veterans will be admitted free. See our flyer posting for additional details.

So what else is new? Check out our flyer posting for Five Fabulous Friday Night Dances. These 2 (squares) by 2 (rounds) dances are from 7:30–10:00. Except for incidental plumbing fixes to keep a square from going down the drain, these are not teaching dances. They are STRICTLY FUN dances.

The first Friday Fun Dance is Friday Fright Night, October 30. A Halloween costume would be adorable for this dance, but for full-fledged fright, lacking a costume, just show up in the worst mismatch in your closet.

Peeking ahead, Village Square’s last dance of 2015 skips the last Wednesday in favor of the last Thursday of the year. It’s our New Year’s Eve Dance. See our flyer posting. It may seem a little early, but it isn’t. Time accelerates during the holiday season. Reserve early, save money and cross one more item off your holiday must-do list.

Information:
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Reported by:
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)

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Waterwheel Squares

In September, when the leaves start changing and coming down, several changes are occurring at Waterwheel Squares. We will still be dancing at Amherst Community Church located at 77 Washington Highway in Snyder, N.Y. 14226. We will now be dancing on TUESDAY nights at 7:00. After many wonderful years, Mike Callahan will be retiring from our club. We wish Mike the best of luck in his new endeavors and look forward to welcoming Bill Ryan as our new club caller. Elaine Nicholls remains as our cuer.

Our newly elected officers are as follows: Scott Mansfield, president; Carolyn Gregory, vice president and acting secretary, with assistance from Rachel Bicheler, and Chris Wenglowskyj, treasurer.

September 15 is a regular dance. September 22 and 29 are both OPEN HOUSE nights, starting promptly at 7:00. This is a wonderful chance to try out square dancing free of charge. October 6 and 20 are both regular dance nights. October 27 is our annual Halloween dance. This is always a popular and exciting night, with surprising costumes plus donuts and refreshing cider.

November 3 and 17 are regular dance nights. Our annual Thanksgiving dinner and dance is on the 24th. It is always a delicious dinner with many thanks for both the food and the friends in our club. As always, we are open to visitors who’d like to dance with us. There is ample parking behind the building and an elevator for those who need it. We wish all other clubs a blessed and family-filled Thanksgiving!

Information:
(716-759-2199)
Reported by:
Carolyn Gregory