Amherst News-Times, 2001-07-11
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New reporter comes to town—Page 3 | Athletic exams will be offered—Pag Amherst News-Tinu O *> X I — CO -H -I C en o o a X "S < X -I C -n -i J") — in s> a H - 1> -I -J < n -^ *n S> s, — eo to o n 3 X 1 ! Wednesday, July 11, 2001 Amherst, Ohio Slider to join 28th annual Jamboree tun Amherst's 28th Annual Old Tune Jamboree kicks off on Friday, July 13 . Evan Nord, this year's Grand Marshall shares the spotlight with Cleveland Indians mascot Slider, one of many new youth oriented attractions. Booths and vendors are scheduled to open at 6 p.m. on Friday. Musical performances will take place throughout the festival and the first band to perform will be Crystal Tower, taking the stage at 6 pjn. on Friday. Crystal Tower is comprised of Frank Allega on saxophone and vocals. Bill Brockhoff on bass guitar and vocals, Dave Coxe on keyboard and vocals and Gerry Parisi on drums and vocals. Following them will be Kenny Clark at 7:30 and then the award- winning band. Hillbilly Idol at 9 p.m. For information on Hillbilly Idol, visit their web-site at wwwJiillbillyidol.com. Saturday's festivities begin at noon, when all booths and games will open. Also on Saturday will be a tractor pull contest in which contestants of all ages will pedal their own self-propelled tractors. Contestants will register in age groups in advance of the tractor pulL Contestants can do that either at the Am herst Historical Society booth at the festival, or they can call the Historical Society office at 988-7255. Musical performances on Saturday include The Prayer Warriors at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Amherst Community Choir directed by Simone Gall at 5 p.m., award- winning vocalist Anne E. DeChant at 6:30 and the Jimiller Band closing the stage from 8:30 to 11 pjn. Running at the same time as the concerts on Saturday will be Golden Shield M/C Inc.'s Annual Jamboree Poker Run. Members of the organization will start from Penton Honda and ride around Lorain County on their motorcycles to various points where they will be given a playing card. After collecting their cards, they will return to the festival where the person with the best poker hand will be declared the winner. Events will kick off on Sunday, the last day of the festival, at noon. The annual parade, which starts at 1 p.m.. will begin at Marion L. Steele High School, move up Forest Street to Park Avenue and end downtown on Main Street. This year's parade will feature approximately 40 units and will last approximately one hour. Both Grand Marshall Nord and Slider gaMl * s "-<-. amammmwsmaw Dr. Jennifer Calabrese stands outside her home. She is the newest doctor at Tri City Family Medicine in Amherst. There's no place like home for aspiring doc by ERIK YORKE Nowa-Timas reporter Bom in Lorain, Jennifer Calabrese has moved around a lot in her life. Having recently returned to the area, Calabrese hopes that she will never have to move again. Jennifer Calabrese, M.D. is the latest doctor to join the team of family practitioners at Tri City Family Medicine in Amherst At 27 years old, Calabrese has completed medical school at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and her residency in family practice at Toledo Hospital. She U happy to return to Lorain County. -It's home, ■ aayt Calabrese. "I'm quite attached lo the area." NEOUCOM is an intensive six year medical training program in which students begin immediately following high school Students take classes all year, with no summer vacation, at ptvticipating universities. Calabrese completed her studies at Youngatown University. As seniors in residency, students can spend time with any physician they choose. Calabrese choae to split her time with a few doctors. One of those was Dr. Bradley Barker, one of the partners at Tri City Family Medicine. This led to her being hired as Tri City's newest doctor. This is my fint job," says Cala- bresa. "I knew thai I wasted to _ beck to the area." Accompanying to back to lor am County is her husband of nearly two years Nephi Demercurio. Both having been involved in their church, the Church of Jesus Christ Restored Gospel, they met at a church camp. Both of their fathers were ministers and Calabrese says that their church, in Lorain, was an important factor in moving back to Lorain County. Another important factor was family. Calabrese has a brother, Anthony Calabrese who lives with his wife Kelly in Amherst Her parents live in Berlin Heights. Calabrese's first official day of work is August 1. She looks forward to getting to know her new patients. "It's like you make friends through your patient-base, " says Calabrese. "You don't realize the impact you make just talking to people about their problems." Unlike some people, Calabrese did not always want to be a doctor. Instead, k was a life experience. "My mom was really tick when I was growing up, " says Calabrese. "That's what exposed me to the medical profession. I don't think I would have been very interested otherwise." Calabrese is happy with her chosen profession. Moreso, she is happy that she can practice medicine in the area which she thinks of as home. "It's s nice career. It'i fun, believe it or not " says GsUbrass. 1 told say husband we're will participate in the parade. Children who wish to ride in the parade are encouraged but they must have decorated bicycles. There will be a reviewing stand on the parade route. If any participant would like to be mentioned they must provide a prepared statement. Statements should be given to parade directors Dr. Bill Harlan and Marilyn Jenne. Musical performances scheduled for Sunday include Foster Brown, a park ranger who performs under the name the Quarry Man. Brown writes and sings about the history of sandstone in the area. He will perform at 2 pjn. Then, at 3 pjn., the Hookey Tonk Heroes will treat the crowd to their country-western and rock style. The Local Girls, made up of Brenda Catania, Gay Dalzell and Mimi Hart will take the stage at 4 pjn. The trio hail from Athens, Ohio and specialize in singing ballads. Throughout the festival there will be a variety of games offered. New this year are the sumo wrestling game and the "Rock'em Sock'em" joust game. In the sumo game, contestants don large inflatable outfits The Honky Tonk Heros are just one of many musical acts performing at this weekend's 28th annual Old Time Jamboree. The band will play at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Lots of good food and plenty of fun will be available as well. The fun begins this Friday. and bounce off of each other. The joust game features inflatable joust sticks with which the participants pummel each other. The festival is set to conclude between 5:30 and 6 p.m. School fires remain unsolved despite many tips to police^ Police are still investigating the suspected arson fires that took place on the Powers Elementary school playground on the weekend ef June 45-*3. The fires damaged playground eMca. It will cost $3,144 to replace the damaged slides and install the new ones. The Amherst Board of Education has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. According to Detective Alex Molnar of the Amherst Police Department, the reward has made the investigation more difficult "Everybody and their brother is coming forward to do their civic duty," said Molnar. According to Molnar, most of the people he has interviewed have been children and their reports have consisted mostly of what they have heard from other children. Molnar says that these accounts have been difficult to confirm. "Probably what we're looking at is a minor," said Molnar of the list of suspects that has been narrowed down to two. Judy Alexander, director of educational services for the Amherst school district explained that vandalism has never been a problem on public school playgrounds. Alexander also stated that she was unaware of any instances of arson prior to these. "Of course it's a risk for little kids. Fire's dangerous," said Alexander. Assistant Superintendent Robert Wiersum also expressed concern on the matter. "What upsets me is they're going against little kids' things," said Wiersum. "To vandalize a building is one thing and I'm not advocating vandalism. But there are precious few days little ldds aren't using those slides." If anyone has any information regarding these fires, please contact Detective Alex Molnar of the Amherst Police Department at 988-2625. -.... '.• - safe ■•-• jr-<w* »-r— ■ %• - i William McDermott, director of volunteers at Amherst Hospital, congratulates Susan Huber for her 60 years of service as an American Red Cross volunteer. Huber's love of giving continues for 60 years by ERIK YORKE coming patients and visitors alik Going down atjMT wtaWf fpfisi of runnlnQ and pteytTtQ bittst I (■■J ooMAi Tw saoe. last week enjoying tht freedom NeicJng Par*, as wsi as sMd- by ERIK YORKE News-Timaa reporter Don't try telling Susan Huber that she's done anything out of the ordinary. Sure, she's just been recognized by the American Red Cross and presented with an award for her 60 years of volunteer service at Amherst Hospital, but she still doesn't feel like she needs to be interviewed by a newspaper. After some gentle prodding by a colleague, Huber finally agreed to take part in the interview and to have a couple of pictures taken. "I enjoy heaping people," says Huber of why she has worked Cor so long at Amherst Hospital. "You get to know so many people." When Huber began volunteering at Amherst Hospital, it was not the state of the art facility that it is today. "When we first started, k was before we had this part of the hospital, " says Huber, referring to wast is now the main building of the hospital. "Wewereinthebttokbtiilding." During her 60 years of Santos. Huber has anas a variety of I Mach of that time, i a« behind to coming patients and visitors alike and providing information and directions to rooms in the hospital. In her current role as a surgical hostess, Huber keeps a surgery schedule at her desk that includes any information that anyone might need in order to find room they are looking for. Still there are times when the schedule is not enough. "Many times you would have to take people to the rooms, "says Huber. In all that time and through all of those tasks, one thing remained constant according to Clarence Wills, executive director of the Lorain County chapter of the American Red Croat, Huber's dedication. "It's an invaluable service," says Wills of Huber's work. "Anyone who's been helping for 60 years is dedicated to helping people." Huber went into nursing herself, at one time but did not i gree. Since then she has i her time at the hospital, i to help people. In addition to her work at the Amherst Hospital, Huber has also been involved with the Girt Scoats. 1 \
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-07-11|
|Date of Original||11-JUL-2001|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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