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AT ELLICOTTVILLE’S NANNEN ARBORETUM Building on a centuries-old tradition of performing music after dusk in a serene, garden-like setting, “Night Lights at the Arboretum” will combine strategically placed lighting to literally shed a different light on some of the more than 200 species of trees in the park. Coupled with musical performers and artists on location, the event will create quite a magical experience for visitors in May ... page 04

Bicycle Weekend will take riders on an exhilarating tour through the landscapes of Cattaraugus County

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Although you may have just retired your skis and snowboards for the season, the cool thing about Ellicottville is that the fine folks up at Holiday Valley Resort make sure they always have ‘something next’ on their constantly-evolving event calendar. Without wasting a moment, inside you’ll find some of the exciting things you can expect in the coming months while you’re visiting town - from treetop adventures to all things bicycles to romping in the mud ... all in the name of FUN! ... page 05

Keep It Light: The Summer Local’s EBC Menu Pick of the Month


As the season changes, so will some of the items at the Ellicottville Brewing Company. This spring you will notice a more summery feel to their menu. One dish in particular Chef Joshua McDowell is excited to introduce is a Mexican influenced appetizer that will surely keep your tastebuds satisfied. Guacamole Molcajete ... wash it down with one of EBC’s fine beers while lounging in the beer garden, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a perfect summer afternoon with friends ... page 11

Excitement In the ANF Region of PA On Water, Indoors, or In the Woods ... Adventure is Everywhere!

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When it’s time for a change, call on these businesses to get the job done! The Allegheny National Forest Region in nearby northwestern Pennsylvania is brimming with excitement. Join in the fun of the “We Gotta Regatta, or participate in the ANF Photo Trek or Kinzua Fly-Fishing School. Summer Camp isn’t just for kids! You can tour and taste the new craft vodkas at CJ Spirits, sample the local wines at Flickerwood Wine Cellars, relax and enjoy room service at your hotel, or plan an escape to your very own cabin in the woods. Here we go! ... pages 20-21


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As the seasons change here in Ellicottville, New York, so do the activities and lifestyles in and around the village. Golf clubs are dusted off, patios are frequented, and spokes are tightened as we welcome the sun and warm temperatures (which are long overdue after this winter!)  If you find yourself one of those who craves the feeling of whipping through the trees, over roots, rocks and ridges, there is an exciting new prospect on the horizon for the local mountain biking community.  Bell Helmets has partnered with IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) to bring the ‘Bell Built Trails Grant’ to life, which has a lot of potential to add to the already impressive trail network at Holiday Valley Resort.  We caught up with Dennis Baldwin of Bike & Bean in Ellicottville, and Shane Myers of Bell Helmets to find out more about this incredible opportunity. Although this story is fairly new in concept, the reality is its quest began years ago, with Baldwin and members of WNYMBA (Western New York Mountain Bike Association) working together on developing master plans for several of the local trail networks.  Their first attempt at participating in the Bell Built program - with a focus initially on the trail system at Allegany State Park - came up short.  Realizing that a project focused on Holiday Valley and Ellicottville may garner more exposure, they then began pursuing a new trail design called a ‘flow trail’, which would lend two miles of this style of a track to the 7 they are currently presenting.  Baldwin explained that a flow trail will provide a variety of challenging singletrack trails with elements like relatively high berms, rollers, jumps and wooden features, with alternate lines to encourage progression. More challenging than cross country singletrack, it’ll include grade changes and technical sections of rocks, drops and root systems but not as challenging or steep as a gravity or downhill trail.

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Additionally, this flow trail will have a lot of benefits to the already popular trails at Holiday Valley, as it is the type of trail where expert riders can enjoy the functional style of the course, while beginner and intermediate riders can enjoy the smooth ride that a trail like this offers. The design plan calls for the track to begin at the top of Spruce Line and extend all the way down to the Yodeler base area, allowing riders to regulate and maintain their speed with minimal amount of pedaling.  After consulting with Holiday Valley Marketing Director Jane Eshbaugh and Mountain Manager Steve Crowley, a plan was hatched to build a campaign to help earn this grant. And after making it through a heavily scrutinized selection process (beating out 75 other entries) Holiday Valley’s trail is now a finalist up against three other areas on the east coast, explained Shane Myers of Bell Helmets, who indicated he thinks based on the popularity of the Ellicottville trails, and the big MTB community in WNY, Holiday Valley has a real shot to earn this grant. 

With all that said, here comes the important part: the success of this Bell Built project now lies in us, the local and regional community to see it through.

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It is estimated - based on other voting regions - that we will need around 10,000 votes to take home the grant! Once awarded, Bell will send out the crew from IMBA Trail Solutions to build the course, which would realistically be done by mid to end of summer.  Voting will begin May 5, with the winner announced May 19.  Baldwin encourages anyone looking to review the master plan or to get more information about the process to stop into Bike & Bean at 30 Washington Street or give him a shout at 716-699-BIKE.  THE ELLICOTTVILLE COMMUNITY IS KNOWN FOR RALLYING AROUND EVENTS LIKE THIS, SO LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN SUMMER LOCAL READERS!

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Around the Block: Springtime Rejuvenation

Ellicottville is a Prime Candidate for New Do’s, Nuptials and Even a Night Lights Show in Nature By Anjanette Nicolazzo Other than buds bursting from branches, for many women, nothing screams spring more than a fresh new hairdo, a pedicure, or the first wedding of the season. Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, a stellar salon to host your wedding party, or an out-of-the-box location to exchange your vows, below are a few suggestions to dazzle the “madam” in your life, even if that “madam” is you!

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Imaginably, as many couples travel to or live in Ellicottville throughout their lives, some fall in love with the area and can’t foresee being married anywhere else. However, if the options of exchanging vows slopeside or inside a place of worship don’t appeal to you, the Nannen Arboretum of Ellicottville might have just what you’re looking for. The Nannen Arboretum is nothing short of a romantic refuge for nature lovers. Nestled secretively at the intersection of Parkside and Fillmore Drives, this 8-acre site is a sanctuary for hundreds of trees, shrubs, perennial flowers and herbs. Along the “nature trail,” an accessible paved walkway, you will not only find a Japanese meditation garden and a pond (Lake Nipponica), but you will also find two wonderful locations for a wedding ceremony: Chapman Nature Sanctuary and Northrup Nature Hall. In the backdrop of both of these picturesque locations, enjoy the rolling hills that surround Ellicottville in lush green color during the summer, or sprinkled with the boldest of colors during the fall. Weddings can be uniquely commemorated at the Arboretum in several ways. Plant a tree or shrub; choose from a wide variety native to the Western New York area. Memorialize your nuptials with a personal message or special name on a brass plaque to be placed on a wooden bench, or follow the popular wedding trend of having your names inscribed on a memorial brick for the Celebration Walkway. Preserve your special day and revisit your memorial for anniversaries to come. For further information regarding wedding planning at the Nannen Arboretum, contact the Town of Ellicottville Offices at 716-699-2100. Locations described for weddings also make great locations for outdoor educational events, including field trips and tours. The Arboretum is managed by the Nannen Arboretum Society, a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing home garden and natural resource education, as well as an opportunity for nature appreciation and leisure.

MOTHER’S DAY “This year for Mother’s Day, I would undoubtedly give a gift certificate for a spa pedicure. They are so relaxing and rejuvenating, and something that women of all ages will absolutely enjoy,” said Monica Harrington, Owner. “We have girls as young as 12-years-old that just love them!” A pedicure includes toe nails filed and buffed, a relaxing spa massage that, according to Monica, “will make your feet feel like they are walking on clouds,” followed by polish. “Paraffin wax and shellac hybrid polish, which is a no-chip, 14-day wear polish, can also be added to any of our pedicure or manicure services,” said Tracy Keyes, Nail Technician. Along with pedicures, the salon offers a “mini-manicure” for younger clients and a standard manicure that includes nail filing, cuticle pushing, a spa massage and polish. Since Reflections is a Paul Mitchell Signature Salon, Monica and her stylist, Sarah Smith, are equipped with a full spectrum of professional hair color products, perms and relaxers to create any style you crave. “You can always count on long-lasting, shiny, conditioned results with Paul Mitchell,” said Sarah. Opt for all-over color, root touch-up, color retouch, foil highlights, multiple color foils or texture wave. “You can repair years of damage to your hair with our Paul Mitchell Kera Triplex Treatment!” exclaimed Sarah. “This pure keratin hair treatment can be added to any one of our services.” The salon boasts a product section loaded with popular Paul Mitchell shampoos and conditioners, including the award-winning Awaphui Wild Ginger, Forever Blonde and Tea Tree lines. “If you have an idea of the hair products that your wife, daughter or mother uses, I would be happy to recommend our Paul Mitchell items, which make excellent gifts,” said Monica. Solutions for hair clarifying, color care, conditioning, curls, extra body and smoothing, to name a few, are available, along with hair sprays, mousses, gels, and basic styling tools for men and women. WEDDING PARTY UP-DO’S Ellicottville is a destination wedding hot spot and so is Reflections for styling wedding updo’s. If booked in advance, the salon happily closes their doors to outside business the morning of the wedding and exclusively styles the hair of the bride and her bridal party. If the bride wishes, she can book an appointment for a wedding day hair style “trial run.” The date of the trial run is traditionally a month or two before the wedding. The bride comes in, usually with a family member or a few friends and has her hair styled several different ways. The bride then chooses the hair style she likes the most for the wedding day. On the day of, the salon provides fresh brewed coffee, and brides are permitted to bring any other necessities, such as champagne, juices, pastries or fresh cut fruit. Although they have some photos of up-do styles, the salon prefers that brides and bridesmaids bring in photos of the hairstyle that they would like. “Photos always help,” Monica said. “That way, we know exactly what you like and have the ability to help create a picture-perfect day for you.” When planning your wedding in Ellicottville, take a moment to drop in at Reflections, so you can see first-hand what Monica, Sarah and Tracy has to offer you on your special day.

NIGHT LIGHTS AT THE ARBORETUM IN MAY What better way to view the Nannen Arboretum than to attend Ellicottville’s first ever “Night Lights” event, which takes place at the Arboretum on weekends starting May 15 through the end of the month. Building on a centuries-old tradition of performing music after dusk in a serene, garden-like setting, the event will combine strategically placed lighting to literally shed a different light on some of the more than 200 species of trees in the park. Night Lights, coupled with and musical performers, will create quite a magical experience for visitors. The Night Lights entertainment schedule includes a drum circle on Friday, May 16; the folk-rock duo of John & Mary from 10,000 Maniacs on May 17; and Buffalo, NY band The Observers on May 24. Local visual artists will be displaying their own creations and creating works on-site, and the Ellicottville Rotary Club will be on-hand to host a snack bar. Night Lights is created by SitlerHQ, the same group behind the popular Night Lights at the Gardens (Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens), Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park (East Otto, NY) and Night Lights at The Heron (Sherman, NY). Using predominantly LED lighting, the Night Lights crews spend up to two weeks transforming landscapes with illuminations, artwork, and entertainment. The goal of the show is to create a soothing environment for guests as they examine the natural world bathed in lighting. Night Lights at the Arboretum will take place on the following dates: May 15-18; May 2225; and May 29-31. Doors will open at 7:30pm, with the lights show visible around 8:30pm. Admission is $8 for adults and teens; children ages 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult. Tickets are purchased at the front gate of the Arboretum, located next to the Cornell Cooperative Extension building at 28 Parkside Drive in Ellicottville.

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It’s Clear We Have a LOT to Look Forward To! Get Outside and Enjoy All the Exciting Events and Attractions in Ellicottville, NY By Pat Morgan

Although you may have just retired your skis and boards for the season, the cool thing about Ellicottville is that the fine folks up at Holiday Valley Resort make sure they always have ‘something next’ on their constantly-evolving event calendar. Without wasting a moment, here are some of the exciting things you can expect in the coming months while you’re visiting town!

SKY HIGH ADVENTURE PARK Opening for the Season May 2

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One of the most popular attractions in Ellicottville the previous two summers is none other than Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley.  The aerial portion of the park boasts a series of obstacle courses in a 4-acre section of woods near Tannenbaum Lodge. The platforms, which are built high up in the trees, are connected by bridges and zip lines. (Bridges may be in the form of a log, hanging chunks of wood or other obstacles or ladders.) The challenge is to figure out how to get across from one platform to the next. Don’t be fooled … it is not all strength; to be successful you’ll need strategy and balance. Multiple courses of different abilities await - from the novice lower level courses to the intimidating sounding “Commando” course. This course is no joke, and is a true feeling of accomplishment (if you can complete it).   Last season, Sky High added a 3-D Climbing Forest, which is essentially a series of bouldering holds of varying difficulties that allows climbers to ascend trees as high as 60’ and then rappel downwards from the top.  This season the park is growing again! Over the past several months, the crew has been busy building a new  black diamond (most difficult) course that  is both challenging and thrilling.  Sky High Adventure Park also features a mountain coaster, a fun ride for all ages that bobs and weaves its way through the Tanenbaum woods area. (If you haven’t experienced the Mountain Coaster yet, put it on your to-do list for this summer!)  Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park opens for the 2014 season on May 2, with rates starting at $48.  Call 716-699-HIGH for reservations and inquiries, or click over to  for a full list of rates and options.

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A new event for the Ellicottville area is the recently created ‘Bicycle Weekend’ taking place June 6-8. It’s three days of cycling fun for riders and spectators who will no doubt enjoy the ideal road riding routes around Holiday Valley in Cattaraugus County, as well as exciting downtown bicycling events.

An event that has quickly become a summertime favorite, the one and only Holiday Valley Mudslide will take place on Saturday, June 14.  This is the third consecutive year for the “mudrun that’s FUN!” Yes, you’ll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are eight obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!

Often noted for the incredible road cycling in the area, now is the perfect chance for you to see for yourself all that this area has to offer. The event is geared towards level 2 and 3 riders - those who regularly ride 30-50+ miles at a time on rolling (and sometimes steeper) hills.

The 3.5-mile course starts at the top of the mountain at Spruce Lake (we’ll even give you a ride up on a chairlift) and runs along the ridgeline then down the hill. The 5.4mile course adds a bit of uphill running … just in case you’re feeling especially tough.  And waiting at the end: the signature mudslide finish line.

Cost to participate in Bicycle Weekend as a rider is $259 per person (double occupancy) which includes Friday and Saturday  night lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley, three guided road rides (with sag wagon), cycling clinics and “light” instruction, meals, social activities and a goody bag full of cycling treats! You’ll leave with new friends, new places to ride and some useful cycling tips. Commuter rate without lodging is $170.  Head downtown for even more excitement as the Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show rolls into town over the weekend, sponsored by Wingate By Wyndham. “We are very excited to have Chris in the village for Bicycle Weekend,” stated Brian McFadden of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. “This event is geared towards children and young adults seeking an active outdoor lifestyle, and Chris is sure to excite event-goers of all ages.” Click over to the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce’s website at for links to both Chris Clark and details/registration on the road cycling events at Holiday Valley.

There is a max of 2,000 competitors with registration coming in at  $60 for either run. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest three males and females, while another prize will be awarded to the person with the most creative costume. (Yes, costumes are encouraged.) In order to create an all-around family experience, the event also offers a Kids’ MiniMudslide. The half-mile long course includes two obstacles and a mudslide, and is only $5 to participate. A post-race party will follow, inviting participants to enjoy hot dogs, beverages, tunes and games. Day of race registration is not available, and you must pre-register before  June 1  to be  guaranteed a t-shirt. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher’s medal. For those of you coming from out of town, Holiday Valley does offer lodging deals for registered participants. Between The Inn, the Tamarack and the many rental condos, there are tons of places to accommodate you and your friends or family. If you’re thinking about entering this year’s Mudslide race ... do it now at! 

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art, scenery, adventure: explore the rolling hills and hidden talents of Cattaraugus County May 17-18

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FOR A SNEAK PEEK OF ALL THE ARTISTS ON THIS YEAR’S TOUR, HEAD OVER TO WWW.ROUTESTOART.COM AND DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE BROCHURE By Megan Sorokes America’s got talent - with some of its stellar artists hidden right here in the hills of Western New York. Cattaraugus County Arts Council will host the 7th Annual Routes to Art, an open studio tour, May 17-18 from 10am-5pm throughout Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians. This year’s event features 42 artists, including many returning favorites and 10 newcomers. “Favorites Elliott Hutten, Robin Zefers Clark, and Barbara Fox will again be welcoming visitors,” said Anne Conroy-Baiter, Executive Director of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. “Our Cattaraugus group of Mike Weishan, Eileen Weishan, Anne Mormile, and Dawn Lombardi will set up on the patio right next to tour sponsor Murphy’s Gourmet, and our Salamanca group of Carson Waterman, Penelope Minner, Kristina McLeod, and Chris Stark will also return to share their wares.” New to Routes to Art this year is Sarah Walker, a young chainsaw artist from Cattaraugus, Tom Militello, a glass artist, and Mikel Wintermantel, C.M., a luminous landscape painter from Western New York. “We are very much excited that Mikel has joined Routes to Art this year,” Conroy-Baiter said. “His work is renowned throughout the region … and he’s one of the art’s council’s biggest supporters.” Wintermantel, who will join Sean Huntington and Pat Eckstrom at their studio in Ellicottville, has attended Routes to Art every year since its inception. This year, however, he’s looking forward to showing alongside his friends and displaying new work for collectors closer to his home territory.” “There are some truly amazing secrets hidden in these hills,” Wintermantel said of Routes to Art and its talented participants. “My hope is that visitors will come away with a knowledge that there are many more accomplished artists in Cattaraugus County than they previously thought.” Conroy-Baiter agreed. “Routes to Art is unique in providing personal access to the artists, in its ability to show off our beautiful region - just when the leaves and flowers are emerging - and in showcasing the hidden talents found over hill and dale.” “We’ve fine-tuned Routes to Art from year to year, based on artist and visitor feedback,” Conroy-Baiter continued. “One of our biggest and most successful changes has been the centralization of the tour weekend around the more easily-drivable area of Ellicottville, Salamanca, Cattaraugus, and Gowanda.” Another major change for Routes to Art is the addition of a holiday sale, this year to be held on Nov. 16. As Conroy-Baiter describes it, “The Holiday Sale is a wonderful opportunity to purchase unique and handcrafted holiday gifts at all price points. It’s such a great event, bringing together all the artists under one roof, at the perfect time of year for shopping and gifting.” Also highlighting Routes to Art is the pre-event exhibition, which opened April 25 at The Center Gallery on Jamestown Community College’s Olean campus. The exhibition offers the public a chance to preview a sample of work from all the Routes to Art artists. As

Conroy-Baiter explained, “Many people use the exhibition as a way to plan which artists to visit during the weekend of Routes to Art.” Routes to Art is a family-friendly event for all ages; Conroy-Baiter said she looks forward to attending with her daughters each year. She suggests that anyone attending this year’s event come with a budget in mind, as it “gives you a goal for the day of actively finding something that appeals to your senses and intellect.” “Ask questions, encourage interaction and explore the region through the fresh eyes of a tourist,” Conroy-Baiter said, noting that the founding goal of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council for Routes to Art focused on creation of a cultural tourism program for the area. “I truly believe we’ve achieved that goal and beyond. We’ve created a multi-tiered marketing program for artists, providing exposure, selling opportunities, and a network of peers with whom to exchange learning and experience. We’ve literally put the county on the arts map, raising credibility of arts and culture in Cattaraugus County. We’ve provided yet another way in which quality of life is enhanced for people living here.” She continued, “The event is at its best when you witness the interaction between artist and visitor. Artists love interacting with people and showing off their talent. The artwork then takes on additional meaning and value, and both people gain insight into what makes the region wonderful.” For many of the artists, including Wintermantel, the area provides much inspiration for the art they produce. “We live in a beautiful area, and being outdoors inspires me and allows me to decompress and relax,” he said. “I find inspiration all around me, up every hollow and down every brook.” Wintermantel also finds inspiration in his family, especially his older brother who is an accomplished artist. He said middle school art class jumpstarted his interest, and he attended painting camps during high school. Later, he studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, and St. Bonaventure University. “I have always been interested in art since my earliest memories,” Wintermantel said, noting that he is proud of his art and the way in which it’s evolved. “What has changed the most is my method and materials,” he explained. “I have refined my technique to a point where my materials are nearly transparent in the process of creating art. I strive to be unique. I’m proud of my ability to show the effect of light in a painting, hence the name luminism.” In addition to creating luminous landscape art, Wintermantel offers workshops on the technique for other artists. More information about his work can be found at www. And of course, be sure to check out his work during Routes to Art. This year’s Routes to Art is sponsored by seven new business partners, and Conroy-Baiter is thankful for that extra support, as well as the assistance of volunteers and the community. “Funding is a continuous challenge for Routes to Art,” she said. “People assume there are more people working at the arts council based on the amount of programming and servicing we offer throughout the region. However, we run a very tight ship. Through the great teamwork and a commitment to excellence, we accomplish much more than we should!” For more information on this year’s Routes to Art, including a sneak peek at all the artists on the tour, visit, as well as the Cattaraugus County Art Council’s website,





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Engineered to keep beer chilled and carbonated, this Growler keeps liquids ice cold for 24 hours and hot drinks piping hot for 12 hours. Whatever you choose to consume, you may do so without worry or guilt, as the design is BPA-free and the company - based in Bend, Oregon - donates five percent of its proceeds to a charity you the consumer choose! Furthermore, the product comes with a lifetime warranty; though don’t plan on living too long, as it expires 100 years from the date of purchase.

Cleverly named, and serving a unique purpose, these sprays will be sure to cover your rear end! Choose from Royal Flush, No. 2, Organic Nature’s Call, Call of the Wild, Deja-Poo, Party Pooper, or the most powerful of all, Poo-tonium, to create a film of essential oils on the water surface that disperse as you unload. Available in 2oz., 4oz., and 8oz. bottles. As they say, “Spritz the bowl before you go and no one else will ever know!” See why these products have higher reviews on Amazon than the iPhone 5.

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Made locally and delivered fresh every Tuesday and Saturday, cheese curd is pasteurized and free of preservatives. Its firmness mirrors cheddar - as curd is a preceding step in the cheddar-making process - with a salty flavor and squeaky texture. It is best served at room temperature, though some like it melted or deep-fried as a snack. Not only will your money support the EVL Cheese Co., it will also benefit regional farmers. Half-pound packages are available as well.

Meet your friends for some fun in the sun this summer with Ed Hardy’s boxed Sangria. “Everyone’s favorite, fashionable party guest” is a product of Spain, where the sweet wine’s recipe originated. It comes premixed as well as packed with 7% alcohol content. Whether you’re in the woods, on a boat, or at a backyard barbecue, there is no need to tow breakable glass. The Village Wine Rack’s newest item will surely add a fiery spirit to your festivity.



do-op Gear 34 Washington St. • EVL 716.474.8572

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Welcome to Ellicottville’s newest gear shop, and get acquainted with this truly innovative brand of sunglasses. Featured in April’s edition of Backpacker Magazine, the Axo (shown here on shop owner Bill Stoll) is redefining the function of sunglasses. Pull out the polarized lenses and replace them with low-light rose amber lenses, which slip in gracefully due to magnets in both the frames and on the lenses. Additionally, rubber pads cushion the nose and temples. do-op Gear is the only local Switch distributor.

Spring showers give birth to flowers in nature, but why suffer through dreary weather with dull footwear? Stop into Nouriche on the main drag and claim your pair of Corky’s Rain Boots. These stylish boots come in a classic Painted Tulip print, a vibrant Multi Swirl design, and a luxuriant Cheetah pattern. Mention this feature to Jess and get half price on a Corky’s Footwear Fleece Rain Boot liner. Make sure to seize this deal before it ends with the month!


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Bike & Bean 30 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2453

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With the days growing longer and warmer, stop in at B&B to grab this delicious, nutritious elixir. Consisting of pineapple, strawberry, basil, avocado, vanilla, and banana, its name means Pure Life, and is Costa Rican inspired. The delicious and heart-healthy avocado fats aid the body in digesting ample vitamins and minerals available in this bright, fruity concoction. Ringing in at 263 calories, it can accompany another menu item for those who have built up an appetite, or function on its own ... all made with love.

Holding six bottles, the Oenophilia Bottle Bouquet creates a dramatic arrangement of your fine wines. Place it on top of a buffet; intersperse it amongst aperitifs atop the counter; or even adorn it additionally with an assortment of flowers to surprise your special someone with a date night. No matter, this looker is sure to satisfy. Remember, too, if you buy six bottles at the Winery of Ellicottville, the seventh is free!

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Lacto-fermented from organic, northeastgrown ingredients, these delicious sides will tickle your tastebuds and cascade your digestive tracts with beneficial bacteria. Choose from crispy dill pickles, traditional sauerkraut, red cabbage with well-paired herbs, antioxidant-packed beets, or spicy kimchi to aid digestion, strengthen immunity, and fight off environmental pollutants. Not only will your money help a local business, it will aid a sustainable regional operation as well.

Keep your flowing locks out of your face with a wide array of headbands available at Gado Gado. From stretchy to solid, glitzy to floral to subdued, handcrafted in the USA or imported, choose from brands such as Medusa made in Paris, Cookie & Dude, Nusantara, Pin & Tube, or JolieUSA. No matter the choice, your “do” will remain tame in the warm, spring breeze.

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Famous nationwide, with works in galleries across the country and featured on coins, local resident Barbara Fox’s truly splendid oil and watercolor paintings are on display and for sale locally at Katy’s Café. If you choose to buy, make sure to purchase a cup of coffee to drink or some grub to eat while there, as Katy’s Cafe collects no fee for artwork sales. Even if you choose not to invest, the paintings lend a warm tone to the friendly chatter, as you sit amongst locals who gather to catch up and commingle.

The Double Black Diamond Golf Shop at Holiday Valley is filled to the brim with all of the latest and greatest products and apparel from leading manufacturers including Nike Golf, Callaway, Loudmouth and Foot Joy. Whether you’re a regular on the links or merely a casual weekender, the DBD Golf Shop has the staff and the selection to keep you looking good and playing even better! Stop in and see what’s new this season!



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Sport Ellicottville pride with A Touch of EVL’s new Buckle-Down collection of belts, dog leashes and collars, suspenders, and key chains. These attractive accessories - fashioned from seat belts - come in a variety of sizes and patterns. The black and white key chain is a steal at $14. Belts, suspenders, and dog wear leashes are available in both black and white, as well as a subtle tie-dyed pattern. Belts are adjustable and are priced at $24.95, or $26.95 for extra large. Leashes can be purchased for $22, suspenders for $14. Dog collars additionally come in a dog bone pattern and start at $18.

Get ready for the warm rays of summer! Treat your feet to a new pair of Minnetonka sandals. Shown here are just a few of the styles that Hampshire Mills carries, including the best seller Boca available in a slide or thong version. Comfortable, stylish, perfect for you, and perfect for Mama this Mother’s Day! Claim a pair soon, as these prices are marked $5.00 below the original sale price for only a short period of time!

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Keep It Light with the Change of Season New Mexican Influenced Menu Item is Simple Yet So Satisfying

By Joshua McDowell Welcome back Summer Local readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter … I know I most certainly did. As I reflect back on what was undoubtedly one of the coldest winters in recent memory, I think of a season filled with its share of powder days and weeks that dragged on with sub-zero temperatures. Even some the most hardcore skiers and riders were begging for it to be over by early April. We were all in need of some vitamin D and a little reprieve from the grinding and blustery winter months. It’s with this sentiment that we at EBC start looking ahead to the summer season. It is sure to be a blast - from all of the Ellicottville Chamber sponsored events, to the exciting shindigs and weekend events that Holiday Valley and other businesses in town are organizing - we are gearing up for one heck of a summer! We have some big parties planned here at EBC worth noting, including our collaboration benefit with the local Ski Patrols and artist Michael Israel, our Stein Beer event, and the completion and grand re-opening of our outdoor beer garden. With thoughts of warm, sunny days, outdoor exercise, and ice cold beers filling our daydreams right now, I’d like to present this dish to you …

GET A TASTE OF OUR NEW SEASONAL MENU As the season changes, we will also make a few changes to the menu here at EBC. This spring you will notice a lighter and more summery feel to our list of menu items. One dish in particular we are introducing is a Mexican influenced appetizer that will surely keep your tastebuds satisfied. Wash it down with one of our fine beers while lounging in our newly refurbished beer garden, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a perfect summer afternoon with friends.

RECIPE: GUACAMOLE MOLCAJETE Ever hear of a molcajete? A molcajete is a stone tool, basically a medium sized Central American style mortar and pestle, used for grinding various food products. For our application with this recipe, we will be using it to make and present a Guacamole dish featuring Pico de Gallo, served with our signature corn tortilla chips. (For those who are unfamiliar, Pico de Gallo is fresh uncooked tomato salsa, most commonly made from chopped tomato, white onion, and chilis - generally jalapenos, serranos or habaneros. However, you can substitute or add various other ingredients to your liking.) This recipe focuses on flavor, not exotic ingredients, so it is very simple to make. Order it the next time you stop into EBC and let us know what you think. To make our Guacamole Molcajete, simply place 1 whole avocado in a bowl and smash away. Once the avocado is mostly broken down, add your Pico de Gallo and give it a quick mix (the ratio of avocado to Pico de Gallo is roughly 3/1). Shift the guacamole mixture over to one side of the bowl, and fill the other side with Pico. Serve with some delicious fried corn tortillas.

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As you can see by the picture, this is an elegant presentation for chips, salsa, and guacamole. With that being said, no better beer can accompany this dish than one of our summer staples here at the brewery … El Gordo Burrow. If you are so inclined, order this beer upside down on a specialized hook ever so slowly spilling into one of our delicious fresh lime Margaritas. Come down to EBC this summer, enjoy the beer garden, grab an El Gordo, order a Guacamole Molcajete ... then just simply relax and enjoy the town we all love. Until next month, have fun and be safe folks. Chef Joshua McDowell is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts of Pittsburgh, PA. He carries a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts and offers over 17 years of experience in the food service industry. He has spent the last 11 years honing his skills in and around the Ellicottville, NY area, and last year was introduced as Executive Chef at the Ellicottville Brewing Company, 28 Monroe Street, downtown Ellicottville, 716-699-2537,



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Meet Your Area Contractors and Suppliers

These Local Names Continue to Grow, Passing the Family Business Down Generation to Generation By Spencer Timkey

TRITON HOMES Leader in Modular Home Development

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WORTH W. SMITH Home Improvement for 85 Years

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With a family that’s been in the real estate business for well 100 years, Triton Homes is the go-to modular home developer in the greater Western New York area. Visit one of their showrooms and see for yourself!

J.D. Northrup Construction has been an Ellicottville staple for the past few decades. Although it’s Karl running the show now, the quality of work and prestigious reputation remains the same.

A local favorite for homeowners and contractors alike, Worth W. Smith’s old-school customer service complements its expansive, specialty inventory for an experience you just can’t get at a big box store.

Let’s go back in time for a quick history lesson. It was the 1970s, and the United States was experiencing the worst oil embargo in our nation’s short history. Interest rates skyrocketed to as high as 18% for a mortgage, and the construction world collapsed.

When you’re building a home or starting a new project, it’s nice knowing those working on the site are ones you can trust will get it done correctly the first time. Enter J.D. Northrup Construction.

When you walk into a Worth W. Smith store, you feel it. It’s not a Home Depot, nor a Lowes. Nor does it wish itself to be. There’s nothing like the smell and look of an independently owned hardware store. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned contractor, because everyone feels it.

William “Robin” Pfeil, the 3rd generation of the family to work in the business, had done his thesis in graduate school on mobile homes for the elderly. The company had been Western New York’s largest buyer and seller of foreclosed homes - until the embargo, when the whole market started to spin out of control. Robin knew change was needed, so he sat down with his brother and father to discuss a change of plans. “What we had been doing, it wasn’t working anymore,” he said. “I suggested we get into the mobile home business. In 1978, we bought a park in Arcade. By 1982, we were ready to buy another one - and we did, in East Aurora. Now, we have sales facilities in Franklinville, Chaffee and Derby.” By now, Triton Homes is the go-to custom modular home developer for the Western New York area. Because most towns and villages don’t allow mobile homes to be developed on individual spots of land (only in parks) it drove the Pfeils to adapt and get into modular homes. “The product today is just wonderful,” Robin said. “The companies are great and the warranty and support networks are excellent to deal with.” In 2008, the country underwent one of the worst things since the oil embargo - the collapse of the housing market. But Western New York somehow stayed immune from its effects, and Triton’s business didn’t take that bad of a hit. “Our Western New York housing market, it’s stodgy,” Robin said. “We never had the run up in values. That kind of housing disaster just never really hit us. There was a dip in those years, to be sure. But we didn’t have the bust you saw in other places like Florida or California.” One of the biggest misconceptions about modular homes is that people think they’re going to save tons and tons of money by choosing it over a traditionally-built house. Robin says that’s just not the case. “All of the things that are required to build a home - garages, foundations, etc. - all those costs stay the same. Where people do save money is the time it takes to build the home, which is about half the time. The real benefit of it is that they’re built in factories. When the lumber comes in, it all goes under intense quality control. The materials aren’t left outside in the rain or mud. There are quality control guys always on-hand, always looking for deficiencies.” Triton deals exclusively with Ritz-Craft products for its modular homes, which is high end. There’s an iPad app that you should definitely check out, as it allows you to fool around with floor plans and different customizations. The Pfeil family has been around housing for over 100 years … four generations. They know what they’re doing. If you’re looking for the peace of mind when building a home, look no further than Triton Homes.

The Northrup name is known for its work on site preparation for large-scale projects. Things like foundations, sewage and storm drains - all of the things that you don’t think about or take for granted - are the things that has allowed Northrup Construction to maintain a pristine name. In April of 2008, longtime owner and founder John looked to retire. His son, Karl, was looking to buy the business. “Dad wanted to retire, but still provide jobs for his employees,” Karl said. “I really wanted to buy it. It took a while - hey, it’s a big business - but we got it done. It was something that we both wanted to happen.” When the jobs are done well, there’s peace of mind for both the employer and the buyer. Karl maintains the same mantra as his dad when it comes to the work. “We instill in the guys that we expect them to do work as if they were doing it on their own property,” he said. “That’s continued since Dad was here. Take pride in what you do.” If you’ve heard of HoliMont’s new WestMont Ridge development plan, you know that it’s going to require some heavy lifting. The process includes clearing the site, balancing it for the roads, installation of water, sewer, storm drainage, concrete curbs, asphalt, signing, guard rails and top soil seed. “It’s going to be shovel ready to build on,” Karl said. One really cool thing that the company does is called Horizontal Directional Drilling. Instead of tearing up the road, horizontal drilling allows the crew to go underneath - without affecting anything up top. “It’s a really cool process,” Karl said. “We’ve been doing it in Williamsville and Amherst for the past couple of years - installing Verizon’s FiOs cables. We can also go underneath a farmer’s field so we don’t have to tear up any of the field or the crops. It’s something that’s given us a whole new dynamic.” The most visual change for the company came in 2012, when Karl bought the old Johnson Brothers car dealership on Route 219 towards Great Valley. “We grew out of our old spot,” Karl said. “The new location - with our shop, the office, everything in and out - is much nicer. There’s way more space for the equipment, and everything is contained right here.”

Founded in 1929 by the man of the name on the building, the Smith family has navigated - and maintained success - through a Great Depression, a World War, a baby boom, recessions, a Cold War, and the onslaught of the Internet and big box stores. It’s not a coincidence they’re still around. “My grandfather was a very enterprising individual,” said Nate Smith, the company’s current owner. “He owned a multitude of businesses, until a man he knew that owned a toy factory in Smethport, PA gave him some worn-out grinding wheels. The wheels were still in good shape, but the toy company couldn’t use them anymore. So Worth drove around and sold them out of the back of his truck. And that’s how this whole thing started.” Worth traveled up and down the Eastern seaboard and as far west as Indianapolis selling supplies out of his truck. Then, life happened. After he started a family, a storefront was opened in Farmers Valley, PA. Of Worth’s four children, one stayed in the business and moved the store to Olean in the 1970s. “The first Olean store was mainly surplus materials and industrial supplies for the logging and oil industries,” Nate said. “In the 1980s, dad had an epiphany. Take what we were doing - the surplus - and combine it with a traditional hardware store. It was unbelievable how successful it was.” When 1990 came around, Nate’s dad moved the store to its current location in Olean. In the past ten or so years, they’ve opened up other locations in Bradford, Eldred, Salamanca and East Olean. Nate’s dad is mostly retired, now. However, the Smith family continues to embody the enterprising spirit of Grandpa Worth. “Two years ago, I bought the former ABC Building Supply Company that sits behind our main store,” Nate said. “I opened a new business called Backyard Bargains. It’s 85 years of accumulation. There are wrenches my grandfather owned. There are church pews. There’s glassware, upholstery, an eclectic selection of knickknacks. There are even machine gun boxes from Bulgaria. We’re blown away by how well it’s done. And we’re just getting started.” In an age where stores like The Home Depot and Lowes can offer substantial discounts, incredible national advertising and humongous storefronts, it’s difficult for small businesses like Worth Smith to stay afloat. But there are ways to fight back, and the Smith family has found them and capitalized.

J.D. Northrup Construction is now in its 2nd generation of family ownership, with Karl’s wife Jill as acting vice president. Most of the employees are local guys, and Northrups has won multiple awards in terms of safety records.

“Those stores are tremendous competition,” Nate said. “But we’ve got the knowledgeable employees who will go beyond the call of duty to make sure you’re getting the right stuff. The service - we do lots of hands-on service right in the store, like cut steel, sell bulk, fix windows. But I think the biggest thing is accountability. We’re locally owned, and there’s a level of accountability there that a corporate store just can’t duplicate.”

“We’ve got a good thing going here,” Karl said. “We’ve got two little girls and plan on raising them around here. I’m doing the same thing Dad did.”

The next time you’re doing some home improvement, remember the name: Worth W. Smith. They embody the American small business spirit, and have been doing so for 85 years.

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Nature’s Remedy

natural foods market & holistic wellness center

Kickstart a Better YOU . . . NOW!

By Dr. Kristina Barlow, N.D., C.S.T.

As we are all coming out of hibernation from an icy cold winter, please come visit us at Nature’s Remedy on 26 Monroe Street in Ellicottville, NY. We offer an excellent line of supplements, a variety of healthier foods, safe bath and body products, great conversations and lots of laughs. Drop in or make an appointment for a free 15-minute consultation and let us further explain what we do and how you can get started on a “Phase 1” natural healing program.

“PHASE 1” Mini-Programs to Help Kickstart Your Health and Wellness Journey PROSTATE HEALTH



Do you experience: Incomplete emptying while urinating? Increased sensation to urinate? Increased urination frequency? Difficulty starting/stopping urination? Weak urine stream? Getting up at night to urinate (nocturia)? Waking up your partner when you get up at night? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), often present in aging men. (Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis.) The enlargement of the prostate compresses the urethra, causing problems with urinating. Why does the prostate enlarge? With advancing aging, the rate of production of DHT increases. DHT is converted by an enzyme from testosterone. It is a hormone that causes the prostate to increase. Most BPH medications bind to the enzyme in order to decrease the production of DHT. But side effects may occur because that enzyme is used for other reactions in the body. There’s great news for men with BPH! Equolibrium is a clinically proven natural product for prostate health shown to reduce the symptoms of BPH. It features daidzein (an isoflavone found in various plants) that when combined with our intestinal bacteria, produces a compound called equol. Equol concentrates in the prostate and binds directly to DHT in order to inhibit the growth of the prostate and decrease the above-mentioned symptoms all with no reported side effects … except maybe better sleep!

Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of dread over something unlikely to happen and is not considered to be a normal reaction to a perceived stressor (Abnormal Psychology). These reactions can manifest as mental, emotional, physical, relational and behavioral dysfunctions. Our “brains hurt.” We feel overwhelmed, nervous and worrisome. Muscle tension takes over. Sometimes we pull away from loved ones and fixate on numbing ourselves with an addiction. No one enjoys feeling this way! Yet no one is immune to anxiety in our modern day world. Anxiousless (or as some people insist on calling it … AnxiousLessNess) has been the most effective product I have used in my practice for about 90% of people. Its proprietary blend consists of Sceletium tortuosum extract (a plant from South Africa) and l-theanine (an amino acid) combined to provide a calming but NOT sedative effect on the nervous system while also improving the mood. The anti-anxiety effect of 1-2 capsules is seen in 30-45 minutes with additional reported improvements in mood, sleep, muscle tension, focus, concentration, “stage performance” and social anxiety.

I recently had a wonderful experience with a male client who came to see me for knee pain. Although skeptical at first, he proceeded to share his positive experience with a majority of the town only after two sessions. I truly appreciate his openness to energy medicine and his promotion of my services. If you’re experiencing pain and inflammation which is causing decreased mobility, a loss of range of motion and downer to your day, then please consider taking advantage of the following promotion: For one hour you will experience three very effective therapies that release restrictions in connective tissue, relax the entire body and bring blood flow to injured areas. While lying and relaxing on an Amethyst Biomat (far infrared heat), enjoy the healing energies of Craniosacral Therapy, a light touch energy medicine that releases restrictions in the connective tissue found throughout your entire body in various forms (ligaments, tendons, within muscle, over the spine, in the brain and even at the cellular level). At the same time, In Light Wellness System pads (near infrared light) are placed directly on injured sites. This FDA cleared medical device is used locally to open the blood vessels for improved blood flow to a restricted area. This triad has been successful for reducing pain and inflammation.



Here comes the pollen … and with it your upper and lower respiratory problems. Believe it or not, you DO NOT have to suffer with these problems year after year. Although there are many alternatives available, here are five ways to begin to improve your body’s reaction to the environment.

My first In.Form weight loss program was completed on April 14. The women in this group were amazing, losing over 100 pounds between the ten of us! For three months we all followed a fulfilling essential meal plan with two shakes/day, drank more water, exercised, cleansed and took supplements based on each person’s needs. The group support and individualized coaching allowed for great success. This program is not a diet and its results are more than weight loss. In.Form provides all the tools needed to change your lifestyle and dramatically improve your health. Benefits include more energy, better moods, improved sleep, glowing skin, decreased inflammation, more mobility, increased libido, effective immune function and a renewed excitement for life. If this is something that interests you, please call about our next class, which will run May 12 through August 4, Monday nights from 6:30-8:00pm. (Limited spaces!)

1) Start a detox. I would suggest Tiao He Cleanse that will detoxify your burdened liver, move the bowels and cleanse the cells of your body. Cleansing improves your immune response to environmental and allergens. 2) Take 3 capsules of Probiotic 11 on an empty stomach twice/day to re-colonize the good bacteria in your body. 3) Tei fu oil smells like Vick’s but is extremely effective at opening up the nasal passages and bronchodilating the lungs for improved breathing. Place in/under the nose, in the ears and on the chest and use with steam inhalation and in a humidifier. 4) Sinus Support is a combination of herbs used as an anti-microbial and to open up the nasal passages when there is inflammation that causes mouth breathing and sinus headaches. 5) Liquid Chlorophyll is from alfalfa and mulberry leaves. It is a powerful all-body detoxifier while also alkalizing the body against acidity. The great taste of spearmint makes for a delicious way to drink your water!

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Please call Kristina C. Barlow, N.D. for more information or to make an appointment. She can be reached directly at 716-353-0786 or by email at You are also encouraged to stop by Nature’s Remedy, located at 26 Monroe Street in Ellicottville. Find Nature’s Remedy on the web at or call 716-699-4372. Kristina is a naturopathic doctor and craniosacral therapist practicing in Western NY, specializing in mental and emotional health, neurological challenges, musculoskeletal dysfunctions, detoxification and weight loss. *These ideas are not meant to be substitutes for proper allopathic care; they are used together with it. This information is NOT intended to “treat,” “cure,” “diagnose” nor be a substitute for the proper diagnostic assessments and treatments prescribed by your doctor. Naturopathic doctors are not PCPs, so always consult with your doctor for your health care needs. This article is only intended for your information, at your discretion and supplementing your allopathic care. *All products, information and services listed in this article are available at Nature’s Remedy, located at 26 Monroe Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731.


Here is an easy yet effective spring detox. Clean Start includes a delicious fiber powder to be mixed with water and 4 capsules that detox the body from environmental toxins and stimulate the bowels to move. This cleanse is done twice per day for 14 days and should be included with one shake/day (see suggestion below), 4 capsules of Probiotic 11 twice/day on an empty stomach and ½ lemon in water twice/day. Many people ask me for multivitamin suggestions. I have had great success personally and with many clients using the following shake recipe as a multivitamin/mineral supplement. What I love about it is that the products are from whole foods and super foods and it tastes great! Recipe: One cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, flax, hemp or macadamia - no soy), one cup water, frozen berries of your choice, 1 scoop Love and Peas, 1 scoop Nature’s Harvest, 1 oz Ionic Minerals, 1 Tbsp chia seeds and 1 Tbsp hemp seeds. Other things to add: cacao powder, powdered peanut butter (less fat, less allergens), Ultimate GreenZone, flax seed meal.

I deeply believe in the true naturopathic philosophy of healing from the inside out through lifestyle changes, detoxification, proper nutrition, herbal medicines, nature and stimulating our internal, energetic vital forces. Healing in this way is a commitment of time, money, energy and patience. But no one regrets it and most people never go back to their unhealthy ways once they experience how great they feel on the path of health. The modalities used in my office include homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, herbal medicines, vitamin, mineral and amino acid supplementation, nutrition, detoxification methods, far infrared heat, near infrared light, iridology, ionic detox foot baths, hydrotherapy and lifestyle coaching. Please contact me any time to discuss how we can help you!

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The Enchanted Mountains

. . . Naturally Yours

Get Into the Swing of Spring: Every Day Here is a Walk in the Park When you think of Spring, you might imagine yourself getting back outdoors for a hike, or hopping on the motorcycle and riding anywhere and everywhere! Springtime is here in Cattaraugus County, better known as the Enchanted Mountains! For some, this is their favorite time of year, with new growth all around, warmer days and the opening of all the amazing parks! We are home to Allegany State Park, Griffis Sculpture Park, Rock City Park, Sky High Adventure Park and the Onoville Marina, all of which begin to welcome visitors at the start of May.

Allegany State Park, which offers year-round camping, springs into warmer weather with two major events and a very competitive race. On May 3, things will really start to heat up with the Allegany Adventure Run, giving competitors three different course distances to choose from along the Art Roscoe Trail System. Attention Geocachers … set your coordinates May 17-18 for the park’s annual Geobash event. Now in its 9th year, an array of activities are being planned including night caches, games, educational seminars and a free pancake breakfast. Come back later in the month for the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage. Held each Memorial Day weekend, this is an outdoor learning experience where participants can enjoy special programming on everything from bird banding to a folk concert. Rock City Park in Olean offers visitors a spectacular view of the Enchanted Mountains from “Signal Rock,” where they can see all the new leaves forming on the trees. Discover 80-foot tall rocks left over from the ice age. Hike the trail that leads under, around and sometimes through these magnificent rocks, then check out the souvenir and rock shop or the Fluorescent Light Rock Room. Plan a trip to Rock City Park May 10-11 for their annual Arts and Crafts Show. Artisans will display watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, glass, metals and much more!

The grass is always greener at Griffis Sculpture Park, where nature combines with art in a setting like no other. Hike along the trail and discover over 250 larger-than-life sculptures. Adults like the park because of its beauty; children like the park because you can climb on the sculptures!

Get rid of that cabin fever by taking a nice long drive through Amish country. Slow down and enjoy a simpler way of life along New York’s Amish Trail, which runs right through the Enchanted Mountains. The back roads of the western side of Cattaraugus County is home to a community of Old Order Amish. Adventure through this area to find unique handiworks and learn about the culture of these people, who live separate from the modern world. You will find yourself relaxed and renewed with views of farmlands, open spaces, and charming backdrops.

Live to Ride? Then you have been waiting all winter to get your motorcycle out on the open road. Keep a heads up for two motorcycle events in the area. First, join the rest of the gang at Gowanda Harley-Davidson on Memorial Day for their Ride to Remember on May 27. Honor and respect those who served and the reason behind the day. Then let loose at the Hollywood Happening, one of the area’s largest motorcycle events. Set for May 30-June 1, it’s three days of live bands, contests, vendors and rides to benefit the ongoing restoration efforts of the Gowanda Hollywood Theater.

The Enchanted Mountains is a great place for horse lovers too! Keep tabs on horse-related events and activities at Local stables, clubs, and arenas are committed to sharing their passion for all things equestrian with experienced or beginner riders. Let The Crosspatch take you on a guided trail ride with your own horse or one of theirs! Nothing quite compares to seeing the countryside on horse.

For a FREE brochure, contact Cattaraugus County Tourism @ 800-331-0543

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Excitement in the Allegheny National Forest Region Come alone, or bring the family, the Allegheny National Forest Region in nearby northwestern Pennsylvania is brimming with excitement. Join in the fun of the “We Gotta Regatta, or participate in the ANF Photo Trek or Kinzua Fly-Fishing School. Summer Camp isn’t just for kids! You can tour and taste the new craft vodkas at CJ Spirits, sample the local wines at Flickerwood Wine Cellars, relax and enjoy room service at your hotel, or plan an escape to your very own cabin in the woods. Here we go!

TOURING AND TASTING AT CJ SPIRITS CJ Spirits, 120 Willow Run Drive, Kane, is northwestern Pennsylvania’s first craft distillery. Using pure Allegheny Mountain spring water, state-of-the-art distillery equipment, and time honored methods, the finest premium spirits are the hallmark of this newly opened craft-to-grain distillery. CJ Spirits is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11am-9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am-11pm. Your eyes will be drawn to the 300-gallon Artisan Hybrid still upon entering, and your senses will respond to the scent of freshly mashed grain. Guests can view the distillery in action while relaxing and sampling in the tasting room. Take a seat at the beautiful wooden bar handcrafted from local black cherry timber by skilled carpenters, or at the comfortable tables that seat groups of four or more. Rocksov and Wilds Vodka are first on the suggested sampling list of spirits to try. Rocksov Vodka is a small batch, rye based, ultra-premium vodka with a slight undertone of grain. Made from 100% rye, the grains are hand milled on site. The process of distilling begins with 500 lbs. of grain cooked at an exact temperature for five hours, followed by age-old distillery practices that produce Rocksov’s flavor notes. Rocksov Vodka is great straight and it also makes a memorable martini.

CJ Spirits, Northwest PA’s first craft distillery recently opened and awaits your visit

Wilds Vodka is more neutral, less expensive, and works well as a mixer for drinks combining fruit juices. Fashioned from locally grown corn that is milled on site, Wilds Vodka is then distilled, charcoal filtered and finally cut to proof with pure Allegheny Mountain spring water. In the tasting room, you can sample from the selection of spirits, or order a signature cocktail, while enjoying homemade appetizers from the “Small Plate” menu. A suggested start would be the Warm Olive Platter, a plate of mixed olives with garlic, rosemary and olive oil for dipping, and the Sausage Rosksov, grilled and sliced Italian sausage in CJ Spirit’s own Rocksov Vodka sauce. Both are served with fresh baguette rounds. Other choices include: Caprese Plate, Humus Plate, Beet Crostini, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Chile Cheese Nachos and two types of Sliders - Pulled Pork or Meatball. Partners, Sam Cummings and Tom Jones invite you to stop in, taste and tour … “If the kitchen lights are on, the kitchen is open.” Graveyard Sam’s White Whiskey will be available mid-summer. Graveyard Sam’s is short aged in an oak barrel and is similar in taste to old-fashioned “moonshine.” CJ’s will be producing a handcrafted Rum and Gin later this year. Groups are welcome for sampling and tours of the distillery with advance reservation. Seating is available for up to 40 people.

Head to the waters of Tunugwant Creek for the annaul “We Gotta Regatta”

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! On Saturday, June 14, CJ Spirits will host a Grand Opening from 11am-11pm, complete with outdoor seating, live music, sampling, and door prizes. Combined with their regular menu and cocktail choices, this is sure to be a signature event you won’t want to miss. For additional information on CJ Spirits, to book a tour, or find out how to order product, please call 814-837-1500, e-mail or visit

WE GOTTA REGATTA Float your boat, kayak, canoe or a water craft of your own making in the 2014 Tuna Valley Trail Association’s “We Gotta Regatta” fundraiser, to be held Saturday, May 17. A family activity, all ages are encouraged to join in the fun for a day of water recreation, a 5K Run event, and a pig roast with live music at Historic Crook Farm, the official pull-out site for the regatta. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The Tuna Trot - a 5K Run event is a run around the Crook Farm Trail Loop (about 2 miles). Registration begins at 8:30am at Crook Farm. Anyone with a Regatta ticket may enter, or there is the option to participate in the run only for $5. Tickets are available at the registration booth. Race time is 9am. Prizes will be given.

photos/ANF Visitors Bureau

The “We Gotta Regatta” is a paddle, float, boat regatta on the Tunugwant Creek, locally knows as the “Tuna.” Three attended launch sites are available for you to choose from … you pick the length that suits your crew the best: Fifth Ward-4.1 miles, Dorothy Lane-5.3 miles, or Browntown Road-9 miles.

THE SPRING LOCAL ~ MAY 2014 ... Page 21 ANF Photo Trek: Renowned published photographer Ed Bernik will lead a two-day workshop through the Allegheny National Forest Region May 17-18

Taste award-winning wines at Flickerwood Wine Cellars in Kane, PA

The Kinzua Fly-Fishing School

Kids will enjoy the Duck Race, which has become quite popular over the years. Buy a race duck for $1 (or as many as you like); your duck will race down the Tuna for the 50/50 prize. Duck Race time is 5pm. If you would like to watch the fun, but don’t want to run or paddle, plan to be at the Pig Roast at Crook Farm, 476 Seaward Avenue in Bradford, at 2pm. The Regatta pig roast, with live music, runs until 6pm. To purchase “We Gotta Regatta” tickets, or for additional event information please go to www.

THE WINERY THAT ROCKS Flickerwood Wine Cellars, 309 Flickerwood Road, Kane, was established in May 2000 by the Ron Zampogna Family. This family not only makes fine wines that continue to achieve award-winning status in the wine industry, they also make great music. Open seven days a week, Flickerwood Wine Cellars features a lovely lounge where you can enjoy wine sampling along with a variety of scheduled musical and entertainment events, including the popular “Wine Down Fridays.” This year on May 24-26, FlickerFest will be held to celebrate the winery’s 14th anniversary. FlickerFest is a three-day event that includes wine, food, artisans selling their handcrafted wares, a home winemaking competition and live music. For more information on “The Winery that Rocks” call 814-837-7566 or visit

LEISURE LEARNING ACTIVITIES The ANF Photo Trek is a two-day photography workshop, to be held May 17-18. During the ANF Photo Trek you will discover and photograph woodlands, pristine trout streams, outrageous rock formations and unique historical architecture and local characters. The ANF Photo Trek is under the direction of renowned published photographer Ed Bernik, who will accompany you for two days of photography in the Allegheny National Forest Region. You will learn the art of seeing, how to choose a lens, and the details of exposure and composition. Student photo critiques will be a part of this experience. The workshop is customized to your level as a photographer. Plan to bring comfortable walking shoes and rain gear. The ANF Forest Trek will take place rain or shine. Recommended equipment to bring: a digital DSLR camera, additional lenses - including wide angle, telephoto, prime lenses, and macro (a kit lens is acceptable), polarizing filter, neutral density filter, flash, tripod and a laptop for download and review (all equipment is not required; some equipment is available for loan). Two lodging options are available: choose a local hotel or bed & breakfast in Bradford, or you can select to stay on campus at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Fee is $239 per person, which includes instruction, two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners. If you select to stay on

campus with lodging, the fee is $319 per person. Classes run from 8am on Saturday, May 17 to 3pm on Sunday, May 18. For additional information or to make reservations please call 814-362-5078 or e-mail

KINZUA FLY-FISHING SCHOOL Fly-fishing puts you on stream in beautiful natural settings. To further your enjoyment of the sport, why not learn from experienced anglers? Now in its 21st consecutive year, the Kinzua Fly-Fishing School (this year to be held May 16-18) provides experienced instructors that will teach fly tying, fly casting and fly-fishing techniques with nymphs, wets, streamers and dry. This three-day school includes two days of instruction by famous fly-fisherman Joe Humphreys and one day of instruction from the Kinzua Fly-Fishing School Staff for a total of 30 hours of instruction and supervised practice. Class size is limited to 30 to insure a small pupil-to-instructor ratio. Students will have ample opportunity to reinforce skills learned and to practice those skills in a classroom, field, and stream setting. Classes are held at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, and on nearby streams. Students can stay on campus for a fee of $445 per person for Kinzua Fly-Fishing School courses and overnight accommodations. If you choose to stay off-campus at nearby hotels, your class fee will be $420. For additional information or to register e-mail


Our area offers deluxe and rustic cabins, camping, bed & breakfasts, hotels and lodges - everything from the primitive to the ultra-plush. You can view the full list of accommodations, along with the upcoming list of events, other attractions, museums, shopping and local restaurants at The new seasonal driving brochure,

“Scenic Drives in the Allegheny National Forest,”

lists seven suggested driving tours in the region and features color-coded mapping to highlight things to see and do along the way, including the Kinzua Sky Walk and the Longhouse National Scenic Byway. To order your FREE Scenic Driving Tour Brochure with Map,

phone 800-473-9370 or visit us online at

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SKY HIGH ADVENTURE PARK AT HOLIDAY VALLEY OPENING FOR THE SEASON Friday, May 2 Sky High is New York’s largest adventure park and the 3rd largest in North America. With 13 courses in the aerial park, a 4,800-foot mountain coaster and a 10-feature climbing forest, a visit to Sky High will be the most fun you’ll have all summer! Reservations are required on weekends and suggested for weekdays. Book your group! 716-699-2345

ZOAR VALLEY FEST Saturday, May 10 9am-4pm Cattaraugus Creek Gateway Park in Gowanda, NY Celebrate this all-day event with kayaking, rafting, hiking and bus tours! Come hang out and have some fun on the water and join in one of the three races that will be held – raft race, kayak race, and canoe race. Peruse the vendors and enjoy music provided by Fingers X’d as well as other local talent. 716-532-2834

VOTE FOR MORE SINGLE TRACK IN EVL Ellicottville is a finalist in competition for grant money to build new mountain bike trails at Holiday Valley. Go to, click on “DIG THIS” and vote for Holiday Valley’s FLOW TRAIL! Online voting runs from May 5-18, winner announced May 19!

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW ROCK CITY PARK May 10-11 505A Rock City Rd. (Rte. 16) Olean, NY Rock City Park is home to one of the largest natural displays of quartz conglomerate in the world and attracts thousands of global visitors each year. The annual Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and craftsmen as well as new artisans who will be showcasing their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much more. 716-372-7790

GUIDED BREWERY TOURS ELLICOTTVILLE BREWING CO 28 Monroe St. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 12pm, 2pm and 4pm Make your tour reservation online today! 716-699-2537 TACO TUESDAYS AT MADIGAN’S 36 Washington St. 2-8pm The popular Happy Hour Special is back for another season! $1 tacos every Tuesday! Stop in for a cold one on Madigan’s NEW patio bar! 716-699-4455 DAILY WINE TASTINGS WINERY OF ELLICOTTVILLE 14 Monroe St. Wine tastings offered everyday! “Our wines are made right here in Ellicottville!” 716-699-1055

ROUTES TO ART May 17-18 10am-5pm each day Throughout Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians You won’t believe the fun you’ll have when you travel the ultimate artistic roadtrip through the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County! Get an unprecedented look at 42 artists creating, imagining and selling their wares. Map out your weekend and get ready to be inspired! Download a printable brochure from the Routes to Art website below. 716-372-7455

GEOBASH IX May 17-18 Allegany State Park Salamanca, NY The Geobash is a special event devoted to geoaching. A geocache is a box of trinkets, most often an ammo can or a Tupperware container. It is hidden, with permission of the landowner/manager, and GPS coordinates are posted on the internet. Geocachers locate the hidden box using a GPS receiver, trade a trinket, sign the logbook in the cache container, and post a log of their adventure online. Come see what all the buzz is about at this year’s Geobash event! AMISH RELIEF AUCTION Saturday, May 24 9:30am Empire Livestock Market 6732 Pickup Hill Rd. Cherry Creek, NY Experience a day of Amish life in the country. This auction’s proceeds will go towards the children and other needy families, doctors and hospital bills owed by the Conewango Valley New York community. You’ll find Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more! Amish homestyle refreshments will be available along with chicken BBQ, pig roast, sausage, fish sandwiches, subs, salads, ice cream, baked goods, lemonade, pop and coffee. 716-257-3431 or 716-296-5041 HOLLYWOOD HAPPENING May 30-June 1 Village of Gowanda, NY Join in one of the area’s largest three-day motorcycle events! The 15th annual Hollywood Happening boasts live bands, contests, rides, vendors, and a ton of fun! For a complete schedule, visit their website. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Gowanda’s historic Hollywood Theater. 716-532-6103


STINKFEST Saturday, May 3 11am-6pm East Main St. in Bradford, PA This annual festival celebrates the leek, also known as the spring onion. Leek cuisine, leek dip contest, food and craft vendors, amusement rides for kids, a Lil Stinker contest and outhouse races. 814-362-4086 TOUR de FOREST May 17-18 The Tour de Forest is an ATV leisure ride through the scenic Allegheny National Forest on designated forest roads and trails that are not usually open to ATV traffic. 814-927-6609 FLICKERFEST May 24-26 Flickerwood Wine Cellars 309 Flickerwood Dr. in Kane, PA Three days of wine, food, artisans, vendors, a home winemaking competition, and live music. 814-837-7566 ARTISTIC HERITAGE OF KANE May 24-26 Artwork at the Depot 1 South Fraley St. in Kane, PA Original paintings and photographs on display by members of the Founding Kane family, Jarvis Rockwell, Dennis Driscoll, Olivia Hartman and others who have made their artistic mark on the community. 814-837-8752 MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS AT THE ELDRED WWII MUSEUM 201 Main St. in Eldred, PA Monday, May 26 Events will take place throughout the day in memory of the heroes of World War II. 814-225-2220



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