When he was still a college student, Kevin Kretschmer answered an ad in the local newspaper for a whitewater-rafting guide on the rivers around Syracuse. More than 30 years later, he now owns the company and operates his river tours with the mission of giving others a chance to see the area's scenic beauty. His diverse team of guides—some schoolteachers, some farmers, some factory workers, and some college students—helps paddlers navigate rapids on three rivers while hunkered into six-person inflatable rafts. Together they navigate the calmer Class I and Class II waters of Letchworth State Park, the raging Class II and Class III rapids of the Salmon River, and the passive-aggressive Class III and Class IV segments of Cattaraugus Creek. Guides commence each trip far upstream, allowing rafters to find a rhythm before surmounting the rapids.
On Friday and Saturday nights, Lighthouse Lanes gets bowlers grooving to a light show set to music during cosmic bowling. Even a day spent at open bowling is electrifying, with bowlers sending bright colored balls down glossy lanes. Automatic scorers keep track of who's in the lead, so players don't have to assign someone to take video. Lane-side activities include a video-game arcade and a cozy lounge filled with flat-screen televisions.
When paintballers feel ready for action but aren't sure where they'd like to do battle, they point their browsers to www.paintballpromos.com. There they'll find packages for nearby paintball fields, so they don't have to litter their own backyards with empty oil barrels and fill tiny water balloons with tempera paint. Packages usually include the rental of a marker and mask; paintballs and air fills are an extra charge at the field.
Marty Fichera, a member of the New York State Bowling Hall of Fame since 2002, polishes orbs inside Legends Pro Shop at Flamingo Bowl. Just outside the shop, a kaleidoscopic mural stretches above 40 gleaming lanes. As live DJs soundtrack cosmic bowling on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, old hands such as Fichera gaze at the swiveling lights and think back to the '70s, when all sports were cosmic. The Jungle Lounge bar dispenses Budweiser drafts as teams wait for league matches to begin. Flamingo Bowl also hosts birthday parties, presenting a keepsake bowling pin to the hosts if 10 or more guests attend.
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