By Kristy Kibler
A transformer problem caused a one-day shut down of a Noble Environmental Power wind turbine in Wethersfield last week.
“On Jan. 16, a transformer failed at the base of a wind turbine,” said Brett Hastings, asset management director for Noble. “The transformer was replaced, and the turbine resumed operation that day.”
Front row, left to right: Brooke Proper, Kaleigh White, Taylor Smith, Larissa Newland, Dana Wooster, Racheal Greig and Angela Venezia. Back row, left to right: Brooke Robertson, Coach Krissy Merritt, Samantha Flint, Ashley Beckstrand, Sabrina Proper, and Lindsey Kenyon. Missing from photo: Alyssa Girod.
The Warsaw High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders are off to a strong start this season, with wins coming in from both regional and statewide competitions.
Both squads competed in the annual Dansville Spirit Challenge on Jan. 14 at Dansville High School. The varsity cheerleaders took first place, while the JV squad took second.
Letchworth varsity cheerleading team— Rachelle Wright, Grace Roberts, Justus Ryan, Meghan Cartwright, Brittany Kaczmarek, Kailee Cox, Caitlin Seymour, Paula Barton, Sara Crystal, Kerstyn George and Kali Mrowczynski. Not pictured: Coach Marsha Mistretta.
The Letchworth varsity and JV cheerleading teams both earned first place bragging rights over the last few weeks. The JV team came in on top at the 12th annual Spirit Challenge Championship at Dansville High School on Jan. 14, and the varsity team were number one in the Novice 2 division of the 35th annual Greater Rochester Cheer and Dance Challenge in Rochester on Jan. 21.
Letchworth JV cheerleading team—Front row, left to right: Brooke Tisdale, Tara Vrooman, Samantha Crandall, Bethany Coughlin and Carli Aiken. Back row, left to right: Lexi Scharet, Hannah Weieheiser, Kennedi Wittenrich, Ashley Grisewood, Chelsey Solpietro, Jacque Duff, Leah Shafer, Tabitha Spencer and Coach Sandy Graham.
By Maria R. Hayes
Three days of toe-tappin’, finger-snappin’ swing are heading to Wyoming County this weekend. During The Stage’s first Swing Festival, five local bands will fill the theater with echoes of America’s musical history in a three-day event that organizers hope will appeal to a wide audience.
“That’s why we chose swing,” said Paul Penner, president of the Western New York Performance Center, Inc. “Virtually everyone likes swing. You can’t listen and not tap your toes.”
June 2, 1944—Jan. 20, 2012
Paul M. Rood, of Rochester and formerly of Attica, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at his home. He was 67.
He was born in Warsaw on June 2, 1944, the son of the late Murray and Clara (Hemlein) Rood. A resident of Rochester for the past 40 years, Mr. Rood retired from the production line at Kodak in 1988. He attended Gates Wesleyan Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Rood was known as an outgoing man who loved animals.