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SPECIAL SHORTS (1/30/2009)
By Gerlind Dubey

IT TAKES A VILLAGE. “Karing for Kellie Fund”

A group of friends and community members gathered over this past weekend to go over the arrangements for the Benefit that is planned for Kellie Robinson in March. Kellie was a resident of Ellicottville until a recent move to Pittsburgh. She was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in December of 2008 and is currently receiving chemotherapy and radiation which has made it impossible for her to continue to work.

The Benefit will be held on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 (this is a change from an earlier date which was released). The event will be at The Legion in Ellicottville from 1:00 in the afternoon until 7pm. Donations for a raffle, auction and door prizes would be appreciated. Any business or friend of Kellie wishing to provide donations should contact Ed and Maribeth Rick at The Gin Mill in Ellicottville.

The Gin Mill will be sponsoring weekly raffles to benefit the “Karing for Kellie Fund”. Raffle tickets will be available at the Gin Mill during each week and drawings will be held on Sundays at 4pm. The prize for the raffle will be a $25 Gin Mill gift certificate and a Gin Mill T-shirt. Donations for the “Karing for Kellie Fund” can also be made at The Five Star Bank in Ellicottville (next to Quality Market); beginning the week of February 2, 2009.

Special-E- Fects hopes you read last week’s dynamic front page article by Benjamin Starr, Ben is one of Special-E-Fects talented layout professionals, with a latent art for writing. If you missed it check out our website Those that have read it have suggested we send a copy of the paper to the White House.

Emily Salim -Last years ECS student writer for Special-E-Fects wins for her College…   The Clarion University novice debate team of Braden Picardi and Emily Salim came home with a first place in the U.S. Naval Academy Debate Tournament held Jan. 23-25. The victory came over national power Liberty in the finals.

In addition, the junior varsity team of Jeff Ciak and Nate Renaudin advanced to the finals of the junior varsity tournament, but lost in the finals. The team of Nichole Flick and Briana Fierst made it to the quarterfinals and octofinals of the tournament.

Clarion teams defeated Appalachian State, Augustana College, Boston College, James Madison, Library, Mary Washington, Miami of Florida, Richmond, Trinity, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, Wake Forest, Wayne State, and West Virginia during the tournament.

Another of our talented writers, Jacob Fellows was inducted into the Sociology Honor’s Society at St Bonaventure this past Monday.

Skiers and boarders are up to their eyeballs in packed powder, and snow-shoers and snowmobilers are gracefully gliding across the heavenly white stuff. I could be wrong but it seems that we have had a lot more sun and blue skies than normal, making it the perfect season for snow sports, get layered and GET OUT THERE AND ENJOY IT!

Springville Center for the Arts…
This is the last weekend for the Springville Players production of THREE MURDERS AND ITS ONLY MONDAY. Tickets are on sale for $12 and $ 10 for seniors and students. Tickets are available by calling Springville Center for the Arts at 716-592-9038. Performances are at 8 pm Friday & Saturday January 30- 31st with a matinee at 2 pm on Sunday February 1st.

SPRINGVILLE CENTER FOR THE ARTS TO EXHIBIT SELECTED WORKS OF BRIAN PORTER… Springville Center for the Arts is proud to present an exhibition featuring the work of Brian Porter, a practicing figurative artist with exposure through regional and national shows. His work is primarily created in drawing and oil painting media, but his commissions have also included bronze figure sculptures.

Brian has a Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from The New York Academy of Art, the Graduate School of Figurative Art and a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design from SUNY Buffalo. He is currently an instructor in art at Erie Community College.

Because Brian’s focus is on figurative art, particularly nudes, this show is for not for children. His work will be on display at Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville from February 7 through March 7. Hours are noon to 6 pm Wednesday, noon to 8 pm Thursday, noon to 6 pm Friday and 10 am to 3 pm Saturday. There will be a reception for Brian on February 7 at 7 pm.


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