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FRIENDLY COMPETITION AND LEISURELY STROLLS IT’S IN ABUNDANCE IN THE ENCHANTED MOUNTAINS OF CATTARAUGUS COUNTY If cabin fever is setting in and you’re looking to discover something new, then explore all there is to do in Cattaraugus County during the month of February! Every weekend, there’s an exciting event taking place that you won’t want to miss, so get your calendar ready and fuel up your vehicle - from Portville to Salamanca, there’s lots in store for you and your family ... page 20





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By Spencer Timkey If you think of Ellicottville activities through the prism of power rankings, the top spot is an easy choice. Holiday Valley and HoliMont remain the tractor beams for bringing in visitors, both repeat and new. You might argue that No. 2 would be a toss-up between dining/nightlife and shopping - each one complements the other well. After that, however, it’s a complete dogfight for activity spots. Underrated and oft-overlooked, snowshoeing is a hidden gem around our area. Advancements in tech and more accessible terrain have made this activity you hated in high school gym class a whole lot better. Ellicottville’s own The City Garage and Adventure Bound onthefly carry brands like Atlas and MSR, which are constantly pushing the envelope on innovation. Imagine this: sliding your foot on a pair of Atlas Stratus snowshoes then locking them down with a twist-to-tighten Boa Wheel (The City Garage, $249.99) and heading out first thing in the morning, when there’s still a couple stars visible. It’s cold out and the snow is deep, so you won’t want to forget to wear your Crocodile Gaiters from Outdoor Research (Adventure Bound, $78.99). When the terrain starts to get tricky, you’ll need some collapsable poles from Atlas (CG, $39.99) but it will all be worth it watching that gorgeous WaY sunrise sipping on your still-hot morning coffee, courtesy of a Wide Vacuum thermos from Kleen Kanteen (AB, $28.99). You can imagine that scenario, or you could go out at night pretending to evade White Walkers (Game of Thrones is the best show on TV. This is not debatable.) Regardless of the company you keep or how wild your imagination runs, the benefits of snowshoeing (fresh air, exercise) should be enough reason to get out and get after it. C


The foothills we call home make accessibility incredibly easy, all the while giving you a pretty diverse range of terrain. If you’ve ever hiked in the summertime, you know how beautiful it is. Holiday Valley’s cross-country ski trails are open to snowshoers (but they ask that you please remain to the side, to not disrupt the tracks). Buy a two-ride ticket and take Mardi Gras or Tannenbaum lifts to the top to access the ridge at the top of the hill. A personal favorite of mine is to start at Tannenbaum, head over to Spruce Lake, backtrack and follow the trail all the way to the top of Cindy’s. Exercise! Y





Access unbelievable spots at Allegany State Park by hitting The Bear Paw Snowshoe Trail, which runs 2.3 miles around the Summit Area and Stone Tower. Another local favorite is the Pfeiffer Nature Center (in Portville, NY). K

And on Saturday, Feb. 4, Adventure Bound invites you to join them at Groove Fitness for a snowshoe tour around the pond (on Route 219), into the woods, and back behind Groove for hot chocolate, a fire and good times. They’re taking sign-ups now, so swing into 16 Washington and get yourself on that list! The City Garage, Adventure Bound onthefly, Holiday Valley and the Pfeiffer Nature Center all rent snowshoes if you’re in need but are not looking to purchase anything. Rates and hours can be found on respective websites/social media channels - but the official SNOWED-IN recommendation is that you go to these places in-person and check them out. February and March look to be all-time in terms of snowfall, so get yourself out there and try something new! For more information on snowshoe retail or rental, head into The City Garage or Adventure Bound onthefly.


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Ask anyone who frequents Holiday Valley, and they’ll tell you the Penguin Paddle is an annual favorite event. And how could it not be? I don’t care how old you are - putting a plastic bag over your body and sliding down the ski slope headfirst like a penguin is awesome. But what’s more awesome is what the Penguin Paddle benefits. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, founded in 1982, draws on volunteers to assist those of disability with the joy of skiing. You’ve probably seen them on the hill, smiles plastered on their faces. Taking place this year on Saturday, February 25, the Penguin Paddle is open to the public and encourages all ages to take part in the fun. Registration begins at 8:30am at Creekside Lodge and at 9am at the base of Yodeler; the $1 registration fee covers your race entry and black garbage bag. The action goes down at 1:30pm on Yodeler. (Not the whole run, that’d be crazy!) There are 7 age groups plus a ‘Mixed Double’ where you can grab a friend and race with them. (Helmets required.) And then there’s the auction. Raffle tickets will be on sale all day at Yodeler, where you’ll find a myriad of great prizes you can win - including a season’s pass to Holiday Valley! Past prizes have included plane tickets, and plenty of great gift baskets and local gift certificates, so the Penguin Paddle isn’t an event you’ll want to miss. For more information on the Penguin Paddle, head to or call 716-699-2345.


Now in its 9th year, United Way’s Ski Day at HoliMont couples great skiing with a great cause. United Way of Cattaraugus County helps to fund organizations like the YMCA, Red Cross, the Special Olympics and many more - so support is always needed. And what better way to do it than with a ski day? This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, March 2. For $60, you’ll enjoy a continental breakfast, an all-day lift ticket, lunch from Dina’s (at the Mont), a long-sleeve event t-shirt and entry into the poker run. At the end of specific runs, a volunteer will be waiting for you to pick a card out of a deck. They’ll mark it on your lift ticket, and the person who has the best natural poker hand will win a box knife set from CUTCO. If you don’t want to take advantage of Dina’s lunch or the free t-shirt, you can buy an event ticket for $40 (but Dina’s food is really tasty, so you should probably just get a ticket for $60). United Way was quick to mention how greatly they appreciate the donations and help that all sponsors provide - between HoliMont hosting, CUTCO for the knives, Dina’s for the delicious food, and all of the volunteers involved. They’re still looking for another sponsor, so if you’re a business owner that would like to get involved, contact Gail Smith at the United Way of Cattaraugus County at 716-372-3620.

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had a set goal of making it to any level - I just wanted to spend as much time doing the sport I love. It was the most fun I had in a month ever … just being there was an accomplishment. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that very few ever get, knowing you’re in the club is an honor. The Olympic Village was surreal, your competitors and other athletes out walking around, shopping and dining … words cannot explain it.


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CROFT: When did you start on the Buffalo Ski Club Freestyle Team? DePETERS: I was 9-years-old when my father Mark became a coach at BSC and subse-

CROFT: What was it like competing in the Olympics? DePETERS: Even when I went to the try-outs it was all about the fun of the sport. I never


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Bringing us to the present, DePeters is now a coach at Holiday Valley. I had the opportunity to catch up with him and talk about his amazing journey … “I don’t remember learning to ski … just always knew how,” he tells me. “My father taught me to ski when I was 1-½ years old.”

into a training pool. It was a great way to learn how far I could push my limits without needing to land perfectly. I would train at the Olympic Training Facility in Lake Placid, New York. The summer before the games, I was jumping double sessions all summer and hiked over 187,000 steps; I do not miss those stairs anymore!


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Years ago, two kids who shared a love of everything Winter made a childhood bet. On the T-Bar at Buffalo Ski Club in Colden, NY a frustrated alpine racer took a break from training to go see her friend’s freestyle practice. This racer happened to be me, and one of my favorite things was to watch the aerial team practice as I was enamored with their grace and control in the air. Catching the T-Bar with my friend Matthew DePeters, on the ride up I told him that I would make the Olympics before him. He looked me in the eye and said, “No, I will make it first.” Little did I know, he was right. In 2010 Matt received the opportunity to try out for the 2010 United States Aerial Freestyle Team, and qualified. I still remember the MySpace message and subsequent phone call, as I had not heard from Matt in years. “Ha! I did it! I made the Olympics before you!”

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CROFT: What is the #1 thing you took away from your time competing? DePETERS: I have friends all over the world. It is an extraordinary camaraderie that is

formed; your competitors become your family. The moments at the top of the hill stick out the most, laughing and cracking jokes with the other athletes. If I wanted to go back to Europe I could call any number of people to go see because of the lifetime bond we created. CROFT: Why do you coach now? DePETERS: I want to pass on my love and knowledge of the sport. The joy on an ath-

lete’s face when they land a trick they have been working on does not have a price tag - that feeling is worth everything. I have had the opportunity now to coach from the U.S. Ski Team Level to Grassroots programs and you learn something new every day from the athletes. You get to continue to grow as they do. CROFT: What gear are you rocking this season? DePETERS: Lange Surefoot Custom Boot, Salomon Bindings, and Everyday Rocky Moun-

tain Underground Skis. When I competed, I was in a Full Tilt Boot and used Moment Skis.

CROFT: Any last thoughts? DePETERS: I want to give a huge shout-out to my family for supporting me through this

lifelong adventure and being there through the ups, downs and injuries. I could not have done this without them. Also, my friends along the way … you all know who you are. DePeters to this day exudes poise and grace in the air and this same feeling is put into his coaching. There is no athlete left behind. No matter if you are just starting out or are the best in the country, he gives each athlete 110%. There is a common theme I am finding with advanced winter programs: camaraderie. It is ever present and instills a great sense of loyalty for all that participate. You are changed in ways for the better that will translate into all aspects of your life. Read the full interview with DePeters, including fun facts like what tops his playlist, his favorite color, and more at

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Winter is in full swing here in Ellicottville!

If you have yet to make the trek to HoliMont, plan a day (or two) during the week to come out and enjoy prime skiing surfaces, no lift lines, and comfy lounge areas inside and outside the main chalet. HoliMont is open to the public Monday through Friday; no reservation or membership required! Pack a lunch or purchase from the cafeteria, which offers delicious food options by Dina’s at The Mont. When those ski legs get a little tired, kick back around the outside fire pit.


HoliMont snowboarders Megan Farrell (1st), Kaylie Buck (3rd), and Jen Hawkrigg (4th) completed a near sweep of the podium at the latest NorAm held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in January. The three riders have been ripping it up on the NorAm circuit with Farrell winning the last four races, Buck with 3 bronze and Hawkrigg coming on strong with a silver and a 4th place at Steamboat. Farrell is off to world cups in Slovenia, Bulgaria and Korea. The next NorAm is right next door at Holiday Valley on Feb 9/10.


The retail shop at HoliMont is downsizing inventory and has all outerwear marked down 25% or more. The shop is going through some restructuring and we are trimming down the product lines. This means great deals on all the gear you need, want or forgot. There are smoking deals on outerwear from Burton, HH and more. Check us out on social media and keep an eye out for random flash sales that offer freebies and discounts if you act now.


HoliMont has a new and improved slope report feature on their website. The Slope Report is posted everyday before the lifts turn. Visit our site and bookmark the link for fast access to current conditions, trail openings and closings as well as firsthand comments on what to expect on the slopes every day.


HoliMont will host a Free Heel Fling on March 3rd. This is an informal get-together for skiers interested in Telemark skiing. Free coaching will be available for those looking to brush up their skills or first-timers looking to learn something new. Event lift tickets are $49 and can be purchased the day of or in advance from the HoliMont website. Every registered skier has a chance to win a pair of 2016-17 Vice Bindings from 22 Designs and Slopeside Snowsports at HoliMont!

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There is still time to take advantage of the best deal on membership ever. Ask your favorite HoliMont member about how you can save on a family, single or junior membership today. HoliMont is the largest private ski club in North America and has been creating lifelong memories and friendships since 1962. For more information call the main office at 716-699-2320.


There is no question that you have to have a quality product even if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate. HoliMont has been making loads of quality snow for years. In fact, some of the crew at HoliMont were responsible for the initial design of the Pole Cat snow gun that you see widely used in most ski areas. Over the years HoliMont has invested in snowmaking. We can make snow on 100% of our slopes and have the ability to pile it up during short windows of optimal temps and conditions. All this means that while it may be green in your backyard, ours is blanketed in snow.


We don’t ever hope to have to evacuate a chairlift, but being prepared is the key to success. HoliMont prides itself on safety and recently staged a lift evacuation practice with ski patrol and HoliMont area control. The drill is made as real as possible with radio alerts, guest communication and real lift evacuations using volunteers and employees. Rest assured that if you ever had to, the staff at the ‘Mont can get you down quickly and safely. For over 50 years, families and snowsports enthusiasts from miles around have converged on HoliMont, North America’s largest private ski area devoted to family skiing adventures. Generations of members have been drawn in by the amazing skiing, only to fall in love with the warm community atmosphere that makes HoliMont the kind of place you never want to leave. During the week, HoliMont is happy to welcome the public and groups. Our eight lifts service over 50 slopes and trails. Head to

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FRE E Y OUR HE E L , FR E E Y O U R M IN D WIT H T H E CITY G A R A G E By Pat Morgan photos/Jaimie Woodarek

February is here in Ellicottville, and what a wild winter we’ve had thus far. From dumps of powder, to ‘spring like conditions’, Mother Nature certainly continues to be her chemically imbalanced self in the Western New York region. Despite these inconsistencies, the village continues to entertain crowds of enthusiastic visitors, packing our restaurants, ski slopes and retailers. This month, we turn our focus to one of the most unique shops in town, The City Garage (located at 5 Monroe Street), to find out what’s new and intriguing in the world of specialty retail. It’s no secret to those who know, that The City Garage has one of the most diverse product selections in town. Sure - they’ve got the basics in accessories and ski equipment you would expect in a ski shop, but they’ve also got a variety of items some would deem ‘off piste’ so to speak, which have been carefully selected by their credible, passionate staff. Over the last decade, the avid skiers who staff the shop have grown quite fond of telemark skiing, which has now become a focal point of the shop. So much so, they’ve gone as far as to deem February the ‘Unofficially Official Telemark Month’, which culminates with their 15th Annual Telestock event on Friday, February 24 from 9:00 - 3:00pm at Holiday Valley Resort. If you’ve never been to a Telestock in the past, this event should without question make your ‘to-do’ list. The crew from The City Garage sets up shop on the Champagne sundeck (adjacent to Yodeler Lodge), putting out their impressive telemark ski fleet with gear from 22 designs, Scarpa, Free Heel Life, and FlyLow. Holiday Valley generously offers up discounted lift tickets for those participating in these free clinics and demos, and Dom’s Butcher Block will make sure those in attendance are well fed with the finest selection of meats around. For more information, you can give the shop a call at 716-699-2054 or visit Not quite ready for Telestock, or unsure if telemark skiing is for you? The City Garage has you covered, being the only shop in the village to offer telemark rentals. For $50, the shop will outfit you with everything you need to free your heel and free your mind. Recently, the shop has heavily invested in some of the best equipment on the market, including Scarpa boots, 22 designs bindings, and a variety of different skis. The great thing about telemark skiing: the bindings can be mounted to any type of ski, ensuring you can put your own personalized touch on the setup. One of their preferred lines at the shop is the Pinnacle Series, by the pride of the pacific northwest, K2 skis. The Pinnacle series is comprised of three models, ranging in widths from an every day 95mm, to a powder specific 118mm. With some new core technology, the Pinnacle offers a light touch attack to it, which equates to an enjoyable, fun, forgiving and easygoing ski that is still surprisingly stable. After all, skiing is supposed to be FUN, remember? Speaking of fun, no trip to The City Garage would be complete without browsing their vast selection of interesting accessories, and things you didn’t know you needed before visiting. Need a flask and shot glass set, thermos, or lunchbox? They’ve got just about any shape or size of stainless steel containers from Stanley. Worried your drinks won’t stay cold (or hot)? There’s an impressive display of coolers, coozies, chests, and cooler bags from Yeti, manufacturer of the highest quality coolers in the industry. Last but not least, you of course need to browse the racks of apparel and outerwear from Flylow, or outfit yourself with a hat, t-shirt, or sweatshirt proudly emblazoned with that iconic City Garage logo. Needless to say, it’s rare you leave the shop without a bag of goods you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else!


THE STORY OF FLYLOW (from Flylow got its start when co-founders Greg Steen and Dan Abrams, both Colorado natives and friends since college, couldn’t find a pair of ski pants that could hold up to the kind of skiing they were doing. They were exploring the backcountry, tackling big-mountain terrain, and spending long days in variable weather. The gear they were using was either mountaineering apparel, which was built for light and fast travel but often didn’t fit right and lacked style, or resort-oriented ski apparel, which looked good but couldn’t handle the rigors of demanding terrain or the temperature control you needed when climbing and skiing peaks. Although the two friends had no real background in clothing design, they were skiers with creative minds, so they figured: Why not try to build better ski clothes? A French girl on the mountain observed them skiing and said, “You don’t ski fast—you fly low.” And the Flylow brand was officially born. Their first products, which debuted in 2005, were the super-tough Cactus Pant and the aptly named Black Coat (which, yes, came in just one color). It was a trialand-error process, but soon, they started fine-tuning the gear and developing a small following of core skiers. In the years since, they’ve built a collection of men’s and women’s outerwear that suits the needs of modern skiers. Still independently owned and operated by Greg and Dan, Flylow is now one of the most trusted, reliable brands in outdoor apparel. Through hard work and perseverance, Greg and Dan were able to build a grassroots company from the ground up, and rarely miss a powder day along the way. They’ve continued to live life on their own terms - traveling the mountains in search of deep snow, all the while designing gear on skin tracks and chairlifts. Now that you’ve got the scoop, there’s just one thing left to do - stop into The City Garage (open daily) where you’ll find a crew of like-minded individuals looking to get you dialed in. Whether it’s bootfitting, a tune-up, or just to find out where the pow stashes are, they’re there to foster the stoke of the industry and point you in the right direction. Want to keep in touch socially? You can ‘like’ their page on Facebook, or follow them on Instagram @thecitygarage. Until next time, see you in the lift line!

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Drift Rock Bay by Gregg VanHorn specializes in weathered rock and driftwood creations. Rock lamps, rock vases, and balancing rock wine bottle holders are some of the unique items he creates. Find VanHorn’s works at Ameri-Can, downtown Ellicottville, NY.

A childhood spent on the beaches of Lake Erie had a long-lasting - albeit unexpected - impact on Gregg VanHorn. Swimming during the day, summer sunsets and beach campfires created memories that would resonate with VanHorn for years to come. He developed an appreciation, not just for the lake, but for everything that it had to offer. Little did he know that the lake, and everything that it had to offer, would eventually become both a source of passion and a career. While working on a job site in the midst of his engineering career, VanHorn was fascinated by the contractors he saw drilling holes in concrete using an array of special tools. That sight made him wonder if he would be able to do the same thing with any sort of stone. The stones he had in mind were the ones that he grew up collecting on the shores of Lake Erie. “I started researching what I would need,” stated VanHorn, “and soon after I drilled my first couple of stones and made a few lamps, which I gave to family and friends. It was just a hobby for a few years, until my wife and friends convinced me it was time to take the next step. It was then that I opened an online shop and started selling rock creations on the side while I worked as an engineer.” Using a lot of trial and error, VanHorn experimented with making lamps, vases, and wine bottle holders out of rocks he would find on the shore of the lake for a number of years until his wife had the misfortune of being involved in a life-changing accident that left her with a lot of rehab time and need for physical care. It was at that point where VanHorn decided to forgo his engineering career in order to take care of his wife while she rehabbed and to focus on his growing artistic endeavors. “The fun part is combing the beach for rocks and driftwood, although I’ve become very picky about the rocks I use,” VanHorn responded when asked about his creative process. “I usually pick up a stone and give it a perfunctory inspection, for size, color, usability, and ‘drillability’. I often have an idea about what the rock might become, be it a vase, lamp, wine holder, or candle. I let the rocks speak to me. Sometimes it’s obvious, other

times they surprise me. And not all the rocks I bring home make the final cut. Next comes the time consuming step: the drilling. I use diamond bits, but it still takes 10-15 minutes per rock. After washing and sealing the rocks, it’s time to start assembling.” Using nature not only as a source of inspiration but also as the main component for his art has changed the way that VanHorn views the great outdoors. “I can’t be out in nature now without searching for the perfect rock or an interesting piece of wood,” he stated. “Anytime I’m outside, I’m inspired by nature’s beauty.” It was that very inspiration that most likely influenced VanHorn to start creating his artwork in the first place. “I love being able to bring nature indoors, using it in a beautiful and functional way,” said VanHorn. “I’ve collect rocks, sea shells, and beach glass since I was a child, so this was a natural extension of my interest in these naturally weathered ‘gifts from the sea’.” VanHorn’s artwork can be found at He also tries to attend as many big art/craft shows in the area as he can. The next three on his agenda are: • Plantasia at the Hamburg Fairgrounds March 23-26 • Springtime in the Country at the Hamburg Fairgrounds March 31-Apr 2 • Knox Farm Mansion Spring Art Show in East Aurora May 13-14 “I have many rock creations in Ameri-Can in Ellicottville,” stated VanHorn. “I also do a lot of custom work for people that have specific ideas in mind.” For those in the Ellicottville area, be sure to stop in at Amer-Can to view first-hand the beautiful works by VanHorn. You may find yourself falling in love with and taking one home to call your own. Just like any creative mind, VanHorn professes to having too many ideas and not nearly enough time to see them all to fruition. He is currently working on a rock floor lamp and an indoor tabletop rock fountain. He is also nearly finished with a rock desk lamp that forms an arc. And when those are done, “I have a whole notebook of sketches and ideas I’d like to try in the future,” VanHorn concluded.

Gregg VanHorn, Drift Rock Bay | | Available at Ameri-Can | Downtown EVL

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Beardo has come up with a full line of face masks and balaclavas with fun designs including various dog breeds, scary werewolves, vampires, big mouthed humans and more. This one shown here, labeled “Fetch,” is Collie-inspired … this dog can play for hours, and thanks to Beardo’s integrated soft fleece lining and fresh air breath hole, so can you! 360° seamless HD design, anti-microbial material (clean and stink-free!), and anti-fog protection with goggles.

30 min. sauna / 45 min. salt stone massage / 45 min. salt cave session for $260. Share the salt cave experience with someone special! Begin by warming up side-by-side in the 140° infrared sauna as you sip iced lemon water. Cool down with soothing peppermint towels before slipping through the doors into the fire-lit massage suite. Warm salt stones are incorporated into a Swedish massage for ultimate relaxation. End your journey in the coolness of the himalayan salt cave.



Dekdebruns Snow Sports 20 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2754

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Are your muscles feeling tired after a long day on the hill? Try compression base layers and socks! Compression fabrics increase the oxygen delivery to muscles while in motion, which reduces lactic-acid build-up for more power, a shorter recovery time, and less soreness after exercise. Dekdebruns stocks compression long underwear from Skins and socks from Sockwell+. Sockwell+ utilizes both merino and alpaca wool to create a cozy warm sock.

The perfect gift for every Valentine! This beautiful, 22k gold luster coated dish is eye catching on its own or great for storing jewelry! Each dish is handmade by Susan Gordon Pottery. Susan creates collections of dinnerware, serving ware, decorative accents, and jewelry that are organic, detailed, modern and timeless. Her pieces can be found in boutique retailers across the southeast. Lucky for us, we have easy access to her works right here in Ellicottville at Gallery 14731!



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A unique, hard-to-find item that is so delicious and very versatile. Use on your favorite breads, biscuits or pancakes. Awesome on oatmeal, baked apples, or squash. Sweet potato fries + cinnamon honey butter = Amazing! Use as a glaze on ham or pork tenderloin. Available in cinnamon, pecan and cranberry orange pecan. Instead of choosing just one, you may want to stock up on all three flavors. Trust us … you’ll be glad you did!

Soft leather Mocs with lasting comfort, many styles and sizes to choose from, made in America, available for the whole family! Since 1946, Minnetonka has been known for authentic designs that reflect the relaxed, free-spirited nature of American style. Today, you can see Minnetonka around the world - from the streets of New York to the mountains of Colorado; from London to Tokyo. Stop into Daff and experience some genuine “moccasin soul.



Holiday Valley Mountain Shops 2 locations: Main Lodge / Yodeler Lodge 716.699.2345

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The Holiday Valley Mountain Shops are your one stop shopping destination for clothing, accessories and Holiday Valley logo’d souvenirs. Whether it’s an acrylic tumbler, ceramic mug, or a pint glass for the back bar at your chalet, all of these items will happily remind you of the fun you had during your visit to the resort. Grab a few extra to give to family and friends - great gifts for any occasion.

Many years ago the founder of the Giving Bracelets opened a single leather handbag store that has now grown into 250 stores. She noticed the mounds of excess leather and pondered how to repurpose the material. She was so inspired by the CASA organization, which gives hope to children in need, that she, too, wanted to help. Her labor of love now provides support for neglected, abandoned and abused children, with each bracelet purchased.


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Bike and Bean 30 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.BIKE

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Bike and Bean is excited to have this SUPERGOOD hot sauce from the Palo Alto Firefighters available for sale. As the story goes, Palo Alto Firefighter Lee Taylor has been growing peppers in the fire station backyard since 1994. After each harvest, he would make his famous and zesty pepper sauce - which quickly became a “hot” commodity. Previously available only to firefighters in Palo Alto, now you can enjoy the fiery taste of Lee’s Pepper Sauce. All proceeds go to charity.

Burton Gondy Gore-Tex Leather Mittens & Gloves let you text till your battery goes red, not your fingers, with touchscreen-enabled leather. Comfortable enclosure of the durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane. Superior warmthto-weight of Thermacore™ Insulation. Burton-exclusive Screen Grab® tech that’s built right into the leather for texting, tweeting, and gramming without the frozen fingers.



Ameri-Can 11 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.6690

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There’s a knitbomb going off at Ameri-Can! This truly unique shop spotlights an eclectic collection of works from local artists, including a delightful mix of fun, functional clothing and accessories. Stop in and browse the recently stocked selection of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind angora and wool hats, scarves and mitts made by USA local artisans. No two are exactly alike, so you can be sure to sport a warm, fuzzy beanie that’s just as unique as you!

Anew Beginning Massage and Spa is more than just a place for relaxation … their salve is wonderful to treat your dry, cracked winter skin. It has all the good stuff from Shea butter which is full of Vitamins A, C and E, coconut oil, and beeswax to lock all the goodness in. It is also full of essential oils that not only smell fantastic but feed the skin. Also available for purchase are small batch body butters and scrubs that can all be customized to your body’s skin needs.



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As snowboarders, one of The Boardroom’s primary goals is to grow the sport of snowboarding. So in an effort to get more people on the hill, they’re offering Free Snowboard Rental Tuesdays - where you can come rent a board, absolutely free. No BS! Just free snowboard rentals. Bring a friend and come ride. For more information, head to or call The Boardroom’s flagship location at 716-699-5620.

Now that we are returning to our regularly programmed winter, it’s time to get some extra grip for your feet! Whether you are dog walking, running, or climbing the Himalayas, Yaktrax has you covered. Starting at $39.99 with the Run & Pro for sidewalks and slick streets. Upgrade to Diamond Grip for $44.99 if you need serious grip with their hardened steel alloy beads. They have over a hundred different edges to ensure maximum grip! Not for indoor use.



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Need your morning meals to be quick, tasty and efficient? Try the Vegan Certified vegetable protein, LOVE and PEAS! Providing you with 20g of protein per serving, Love and Peas is easy to digest and full of nutritional whole foods and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. It’s brainfood. It’s energy. It’s the perfect breakfast. Stop in at Nature’s Remedy for a Love and Peas smoothie or a bag to take home! Ask about the staff’s favorite L&P recipes!

Local woodworker Matt Canale specializes in custom built furniture to fit your home, cabin or chalet. With over 15 years of experience, he takes pride in each piece he builds - from contemporary to rustic - and he works closely with clients to get each custom piece just right. A recent example of his work: reclaimed oak base end tables with a cherry slab top. Canale also offers furniture repair and refinish. Give him a call and tell him SNOWED-IN sent ya!



Ellicottville Oasis Inside the Tamarack Club • Holiday Valley 716.699.8996

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This February, come in for a Chocolate Strawberry Bliss Body Wrap! A hot Butter Brulee whole milk soak softens and moisturizes, before a Sweet Cream sea salt exfoliation smooths all the rough spots. Next, a warm dark chocolate softening mask is painted and left to nourish skin with antioxidantrich CoQ10 enzymes. Rinse off in a steamy hot relaxing shower, then last but not least - a dollop of delight! A whipped Shea butter and live strawberry fruit cell massage brings deep, luscious hydration!

Skida is a line of ski-inspired headwear and accessories in assorted prints and patterns - all designed and made in Vermont. The company believes in local production, limited edition products, and a fresh perspective. Their mission is to bring people together, encourage play, generate smiles, and make a better place. Get yours at Mud, Sweat n’ Gears!

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SPICY GHOST PEPPER CHEESEBURGER When you need something to warm you up after some hang time on the slopes, stop into John Harvard’s at Holiday Valley for one of their world famous burgers. SNOWED-IN’s new favorite burger: the Spicy Ghost Pepper. This burger is not for the faint at heart. With bacon, jalapeños, guacamole, ghost pepper cheese and crispy fried onions all piled high, this half pound burger is sure to bring you up to temp. Be sure to wash it down with one of Harvard’s 24 delicious brews on tap (we recommend a Southern Tier Brewing IPA).

BRICK OVEN PIZZA & BORDERLAND IPA Monroe St. Brick & Brew and 42 North Brewing Company pair up to give you a fresh taste of a passionate East Aurora, NY brew called Borderland IPA. The Borderland IPA pays tribute to the great towns, states and countries that are separated by the 42nd parallel. The Borderland IPA boasts a heavy use of Amarillo, Citra, & Simcoe hops to provide the tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, stone fruit, peach, citrus and mango. Drinkable and refreshing with a strong fruit finish. Best paired with a bold pizza like MSB&B’s Meatlover; stop in and customize your pairing today!



RED RASPBERRY Looking for something to sweeten your day? Pick up a bottle or two of the Winery of Ellicottville’s Red Raspberry - a sweet and tart dessert-style wine, where each glass tastes like a handful of freshlypicked red raspberries. Drizzle it over cheesecake, brownies, or ice cream, or serve it solo to impress your guests. Ask the Winery staff for their Red Raspberry Martini recipe card - delectably delicious! SNOWED-IN gives it two thumbs up!

YOU’RE ALWAYS A VIP Finnerty’s Tap Room, the newest food and drink establishment in Ellicottville, is a gathering place for friends and family visiting from down the road or across the border. The staff’s #1 goal is to provide warm greetings and exceptional customer service, making every customer feel like a VIP. Conveniently located next to the Wingate Hotel, owners Bill and Beth Finnerty encourage you to stop by for a hand-carved beef on weck prepared by the restaurant’s gourmet chef, Dave Miller, paired with one of the 18 beers on tap. Or grab a quick snack off the small plate menu with a favorite wine.



HOT CHOCOLATE STOUT Saddle up to the bar and prepare your tastebuds for this one! This full bodied stout starts out with rich, chocolatey coffee flavors that are quickly overcome by savory spice from a ghost pepper infusion. It’s not nearly as spicy as you may fear, but it will certainly leave you with a long lasting and warm tingling sensation on a cold winter’s night. Pair it with EBC’s Coconut Cod dinner entree - sautéed golden coconut encrusted cod fillet and coconut jasmine rice served with light velvety vanilla amaretto cream sauce and asparagus. No time to stop and eat? Take some Hot Chocolate Stout home with you - now available in six packs.

STEAK FOR TWO Have you stopped in for a taste of Madigan’s new bar menu? The Steak au Poivre tops the list as a meal in itself or as a shareable appetizer. This Taste of Ellicottville award-winning entree is made with fresh NY strip steak from Dom’s Butcher Block, sliced and served over a bed of shoestring bacon Parm fries and covered in Chef Jay’s Jack Daniels cream sauce. You can ask any Madigan’s regular - it’s amazing! The tricky part: you can only enjoy this delicious dish on Fridays from 3-9pm and Saturdays from 1-9pm, so plan your tastebuds accordingly.


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PROSCUITTO di PARMA - THE KING OF HAMS A time-honored classic imported only from Italy, where the pigs are humanely raised, carefully chosen and cured naturally. With only four ingredients - speciallybred pork, sea salt, Italian air, and time - Prosciutto di Parma is a 100% natural and obvious choice for those who appreciate quality and authenticity. In Parma, Italy, making prosciutto ham is part of an age-old tradition passed on from generation to generation and the methods used thousands of years ago have remained consistent … so has the guarantee of the Parma Crown, firebranded on every ham. Stop in and pick up some fresh slices today! Price: $20.18/lb.

FRIDAY FISH TACO Do you know what happens at Bike and Bean on Fridays? Dennis and crew roll out their Friday Fish Taco special. Wild caught mahi-mahi, white rice, avocado, red cabbage slaw with Greek yogurt, salsa and lime … what more could you want? Swing in after crushing the fresh pow at Holiday Valley or HoliMont, and start your weekend off right with some delicious fish taco fuel. Three sizes to choose from, starting at $9.99.

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“Fit is not a destination. It’s a way of life.”

We have all seen that quote before. And, if you are in any fitness industry you better believe it. As a trainer, my job is to keep up with the ever-evolving fitness trends and tricks. And since I have been a part of this industry since 1983 (yikes!), I have seen many trends come and go. One thing that has stayed consistent however, is weight training. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder or professional athlete to reap the benefits of weight training. When done correctly, weight training can help you lose fat, increase your strength and muscle tone, and improve bone density. If done incorrectly, however, weight training won’t give you these benefits - and may even lead to injury. You may already know the dos and don’ts for weight training, but I’d be negligent as a trainer if I did not give them to you before encouraging you to weight train. So here goes: When you’re weight training, do: • Lift an appropriate amount of weight. Start with a weight you can lift comfortably 12 to 15 times. For most people, a single set of 12 repetitions with the proper weight can build strength just as efficiently as can three sets of the same exercise. As you get stronger, gradually increase the amount of weight. • Use proper form. Learn to do each exercise correctly. The better your form, the better your results - and the less likely you are to hurt yourself. If you’re unable to maintain good form, decrease the weight or the number of repetitions. Remember that proper form matters even when you pick up and replace your weights on the weight racks. If you’re not sure whether you’re doing a particular exercise correctly, ask a personal trainer or other fitness specialist for help. • Breathe. You might be tempted to hold your breath while you’re lifting weights. Don’t. Holding your breath can lead to dangerous increases in blood pressure. Instead, breathe out as you lift the weight and breathe in as you lower the weight. • Seek balance. Work all of your major muscles - abdominals, legs, chest, back, shoulders and arms. Strengthen the opposing muscles in a balanced way, such as the front of the shoulder and the back of the shoulder. • Rest. Avoid exercising the same muscles two days in a row. You might work all of your major muscle groups at a single session two or three times a week, or plan daily sessions for specific muscle groups. For example, on Monday work your arms and shoulders, on Tuesday work your legs, and so on. Follow these tips to avoid common mistakes when you’re weight training: • Don’t skip the warm-up. Cold muscles are more prone to injury than are warm muscles. Before you lift weights, warm up with five to 10 minutes of brisk walking or other aerobic activity. • Don’t rush. Move the weight in an unhurried, controlled fashion. Taking it slow helps you isolate the muscles you want to work and keeps you from relying on momentum to lift the weight. • Don’t overdo. For most people, completing one set of exercises to the point of fatigue is typically enough. Additional sets may only eat up your time and contribute to overload injury. • Don’t ignore pain. If an exercise causes pain, stop. Try it again in a few days or try it with less weight. • Don’t forget your shoes. Shoes with good traction can keep you from slipping while you’re lifting weights. Remember, the more you concentrate on proper weight training technique, the more you’ll get from your weight training program. To learn more about Core Performance Fitness and Training, check out our website or follow us on facebook at Core Performance Health and Fitness. To book a complimentary fitness assessment call 716-698-1198.

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FRIENDLY COMPETITION AND LEISURELY STROLLS It’s in Abundance in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County By Mary Heyl Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller

Sunset Treks at Allegany State Park

Curling Tournament at Good Times of Olean

Art Roscoe Loppet Cross-Country Ski Race

If cabin fever is setting in and you’re looking to discover something new, then explore all there is to do in Cattaraugus County during the month of February! Every weekend, there’s an exciting event taking place that you won’t want to miss, so get your calendar ready and fuel up your vehicle - from Portville to Salamanca, there’s lots in store for you and your family.


Just a few miles south of Olean, the historic village of Portville will be hosting the Pfeiffer Nature Center’s upcoming program, “Art and Conservation” at the Portville Free Library on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:30am. Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller will be sharing her experiences with the national contest and the relationship between her artistic talents and passion for the natural world. Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Art Contest; at least five different species of waterfowl are selected each year and one of these is required to be the dominant feature of the entry. In 2014, Miller, an Olean native, won first place with her acrylic painting of a pair of ruddy ducks, which became the Duck Stamp for 2015. Each year, the Federal Duck Stamp sells for $15 and raises about $25 million annually to support conservation efforts in the wetland habitats in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Miller is looking forward to sharing her artistic experience and how one’s passion can have a meaningful impact on the environment. This event is free for Pfeiffer Nature Center members, $5 for non-members, and free for children 13 and under (all minors must be accompanied by an adult). Pre-registration is required: visit or call the office at 716-933-0187 by 4pm on Thursday, Feb. 2.


On Saturday, Feb. 11, Good Times of Olean is the place to be for anyone looking to enjoy one of Canada’s most beloved winter sports: curling! The 5th Annual Southern Tier Curling Tournament kicks off at 9am outside on the sand volleyball courts that have been converted into ice rinks for the big day. The annual tournament is the creation of tournament directors and cousins Corey Miller and Andy Studley, whose curiosity about the sport grew into one of the biggest curling events in the state. “Basically, it started as a conversation among friends - we all talked about how great it would be to try curling and to start a competition in the area,” Corey Miller explained.

top three teams, and other prizes have been donated for past winners including concert tickets, golf outings and more. There is also a cash prize awarded for the team with the best costumes! Although most team members are from the Olean area, Miller explained that there are some Olean natives who now live in Colorado and the Carolinas who return every year for the tournament, which is open to players ages 21 and older. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend this fun, free event, which will have live music throughout the day, raffles and food stations, plus outdoor firepits to keep warm. In addition to being a fun winter competition, this tournament is a fundraiser for local organizations including the Portville Alumni Football Association. Miller and Studley are excited to see the tournament grow each year, and are even considering expanding the tournament into a weekend-long event so that more teams can participate. For more information, contact Miller (716-904-0750, or Studley (716378-9293,


Looking to explore twenty miles of the best cross-country ski trails in the Northeast? Look no further - the Annual Art Roscoe Loppet Cross-Country Ski Race is taking place on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Allegany State Park Summit Ski Area in the Red House area of the park. Skiers of all skill levels are invited to participate in an invigorating day on the Art Roscoe Trail System, where they can choose the distance that best suits their fitness and interest: the 22K race at 9:30am, the 13K race at 9:45am or the 6K race at 10am. Registration begins on-site at 8am, although participants are encouraged to pre-register online at Awards will be given to the top 5 male and female skiers in each division, plus overall winners. New for 2017: all finishers will receive a finisher’s token. Participants have a chance to win an impressive range of prizes including skis, GPS watches, poles from Infinity and gear from Alpina Sports and The City Garage. The race concludes with a fun post-race party at the Summit warming hut, complete with toasty beverages, snacks, and door prizes. For more information, contact event promoter Mark Lawrence at 716-574-0888.


Even though Miller, Studley, and their friends had no experience curling, they quickly learned the sport and shared their interest with others. Five years ago, the group hosted the first tournament in Miller’s parents’ backyard on their pond; seventeen teams of four players each competed. The following year, there was so much interest in the event that a larger location was needed, and Miller reached out to Good Times as the perfect venue, where the tournament has taken place every year since.

Those wanting to enjoy the beauty of Allegany State Park at a more leisurely pace can take part in the park’s Winter Sunset Treks which take place every Monday evening at 4:30pm through February. Each week, a park naturalist will lead snowshoe treks (weather permitting) or hikes along the summit ridgeline on Bear Paw Trail. Guests are in for a treat, as few sights are as beautiful as the Stone Tower at sunset. The trail, which is 2.3 miles long, is fairly easy to manage with only slight changes in elevation and ends in a post-trek social at the Summit Warming Hut. Guests are encouraged to dress warm and bring a flashlight and a snack for the journey. To learn more, contact the park’s Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236.

This year, the 64-team tournament filled up in an hour, and there are now 43 teams on the waiting list! According to Studley, gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded to the

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By Pat Morgan As one may notice, the majority of focal points in this publication tend to revolve around the ski and snowboard culture, that is so passionately supported by Ellicottville and its surrounding communities. We’d be remiss however, not to spotlight some of the other exciting happenings occurring just outside the village, which draw visitors into our communities from near and far. One of said activities, is the 2016/17 U.S. Air Force Snocross National, which roars onto the property of the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, NY, February 3-4. For years, crowds have been treated to the sights, sounds and smells (race fuel!) of this exciting event, so let’s fill you in on the back story. First things first, it’s important to shed some light on what snocross is all about. Of course, we all know a thing or two about snowmobiles, having seen them on the trails or fields of our region, and at the resorts we frequent. Now, imagine adding a generous amount of horsepower (like, hang on for dear life amount), mix it with the competitive, head-to-head racing of motocross, and voila! You have yourself the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, which first caught the attention of viewers nationwide during the 1998 X-Games, as a never-before-seen exhibition event to many. Born in the Midwest, snocross was known for the iconic (and cold!) tracks in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Not to the surprise of anyone who has attended previous Salamanca races, our local event is now spoken of throughout the industry as a favorite stop on the 8-stop tour, by both fans and competitors alike! Now that you have the back story, we thought it would be a good idea for you readers to have just a little more information on what to watch for at the upcoming event. You’ll want to of course know, that these days start early, as there are a number of amateur divisions which compete prior to the big dogs, spanning men’s and women’s riders from 8 years old and up. These race days are long, so if you’d like to catch all the action, you’d best be trackside bright and early! Speaking of the big dogs, there are two divisions - the Pro Lite Division (smaller, more nimble machines) and the Pro Open Division (power, power, power). In the Pro Lites, you’ll want to keep an eye on Aki Pihlaja, Nickolas Lorenz, and Kevin Wallenstein, currently leading in the point standings. On the Pro Open side of the pits, Tim Tremblay, Kody Kamm, and repeated X-Games gold medalist Tucker Hibbert will have all eyes glued to their sleds. If you can’t make it during the day on Friday and Saturday, not to worry, the opening ceremonies and finals for all divisions start at 6pm each evening, wrapping up by 10pm, making this a family-friendly event. So there you have it - you’re now officially outfitted with everything you need to know to attend the upcoming U.S. Air Force Snocross National. There’s just one thing left to do - purchase your tickets TODAY! You can do so through, or through as well, where you can also book some great stay & play packages to take full advantage of your visit. Don’t forget, in addition to their massive gaming facility and mouth watering restaurants, they’ll also have a vendor village relating to the event this year, which now features an all new Native American Craft Vendor section - complete details online, or call 1-877-8-SENECA for more info.

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“TURN ME LOOSE” Take a trip down memory lane with three of the most popular teen idols of the late ‘50s and ‘60s. The Golden Boys are coming to Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

A Conversation with Fabian HULICK: It’s good to talk to you. I’ve interviewed both Frankie and Bobby

in the past couple years, so I am very glad I now get to talk with you and finish up having interviewed the trio. FABIAN: I’m sorry you had those experiences.

HULICK: (laughs) Now is that the same thing they would have said if I told

them I had interviewed you? FABIAN: Absolutely! (laughs)

HULICK: The three of you joined together to create “The Golden Boys”. Who came up with the

name? And how long have you been touring together? FABIAN: That was music producer Dick Fox. He put us together and came up with name. We’ve been touring for over 30 years now. HULICK: It has to be a lot of fun… those decades, the 50’s & 60’s, seemed like a good time. FABIAN: Oh yeah… for us it was. You are probably too young to have been a part of that.

...................... SATURDAY | MARCH 4 @ 7pm By Melanie Hulick Alright Baby Boomers … Seneca Allegany Casino will have your show of all shows when the 50’s & 60’s come alive on Saturday, March 4 at 7pm. That’s when “The Golden Boys” will make a stop in Salamanca and take you back to a time that was simpler and all kinds of fun. Singers Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell have been taking their fans from over five decades ago, as well as generations of new fans, on a musical journey from the good old days. The trio, known as The Golden Boys, came together over 30 years ago when music producer Dick Fox had a vision of putting together three of the biggest teen idols at the time and sending them out on the road to showcase each member’s biggest hits, as well as paying tribute to other music legends, in a show with some of the most memorable songs of all time. Fast forward 30+ years and they are still filling concert venues all over the country with audiences wanting to hear songs like “Turn Me Loose”, “Tiger”, “Venus”, “De De Dinah”, “Volare” and “Wild One”.

HULICK: Yes, I was, but I know all of you guys’ music and who you are. You’ve done over 30

films, as well as many, many television appearance in different shows over the years. Do you have any upcoming appearances in film or television? FABIAN: I don’t think any idiot’s going to hire us now. (laughs) HULICK: Now wait a minute… I don’t know about that. I think you would do well in some guest

spots on television with all the choices with HBO, Netflix, etc. FABIAN: Well maybe. I’ve moved away from California. I bought some farm land in western Pennsylvania, so I’m kind of isolated here and I never get into Los Angeles. Also I never push to do those kinds of things anymore. Maybe I should, but… my only regret is that I would have loved to do a sitcom. I just love to laugh. HULICK: I can see that you’d be good at that from just talking to you these past few minutes.

(laughs) You’ve also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002 and Philadelphia honored you on their Walk of Fame… FABIAN: They had no choice… I lived there. (laughs) HULICK: (laughs) Being that Frankie and Bobby are both from Philadelphia as well, did they

each get a star too? FABIAN: Yes they did.

HULICK: Of all the songs you’ve recorded, which one is your favorite? FABIAN: Oh, wow… I guess “Turn Me Loose”. HULICK: That’s a great one. What would you say is your favorite Frankie Avalon song? FABIAN: I don’t like anything he does. HULICK: (laughs) Oh my gosh. FABIAN: (laughs) I’d have to say “Venus”.

“The three of us have a great time on stage,” said Fabian when we talked by phone recently. “We absolutely bring back those eras through videos and song.”

HULICK: What is your favorite Bobby Rydell song? FABIAN: That would be “Wildwood Days”.

While each artist reminisces about their own career, they also combine their talents to bring the hits of some of the other biggest artists of that time alive … artists like Elvis Presley, Rick Nelson and Bobby Darin.

Was music something you were always interested in when you were discovered at age 14? FABIAN: No. I wasn’t interested in it at all. I would sing along with the radio like everyone else, but the only reason I got in the music business is because my father became very ill and he couldn’t work any longer, and I was the eldest of three sons. This record company guy had a good friend that lived next door to us and as they were taking my dad out in an ambulance he came over to me. There were guys of a certain look making it in those days and I guess I had that look. He came up to me and asked if I would like to get involved in the music business and I told him to go to hell because I was worried about my dad. Then he kept bugging the guy next door about me and when I found out my dad couldn’t go back to work I told him I would try it and that’s how I got started. I am the original “fish out of water”.

Talking with Fabian was a blast. He is very charming and very funny, which you will find out as you read the following interview. We talked about how he got his start in the music business, even when he had no desire to be a part of that scene. You’ll find out what his biggest regret was, which I think he should pursue and make happen, as well as his favorite song of each of his co-stars of The Golden Boys … and read the special message he has for our readers. If you want to take a trip down memory lane, visit and get your ticket now before they are all gone … this is your chance to let the good times roll.


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HULICK: By the age of 18 you already had recorded eight albums and had two gold records.

HULICK: When you are not traveling and performing what would we find you doing? FABIAN: My perfect day would be fishing in my pond or being on my tractor or ATV… and taking

my wife out… or in. (laughs)

HULICK: (laughs) Do you have a message for our readers? FABIAN: The main thing I would like to say is… now this is not to sound corny, but we appreci-

ate that after all these years… we really do appreciate seeing them at our shows. It’s like a big reunion out there. We all go back a long time with our fans and they are incredible people. HULICK: Before we hang up I want to wish you a Happy Birthday February 6th. FABIAN: Well thank you very much! I’ll be 74… but I feel 75. HULICK: (laughs) You really ought to look into doing that sitcom. FABIAN: (laughs) You’re right!

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The Winds of Romance are in the ANF Region By Linda Devlin, ANF Visitors Bureau

Catch some ice at the public ice skating rink in Bradford, or make some tracks - big ones with borrowed snowshoes at the Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mt. Jewett, PA. Indulge yourself at The Sweet Shoppe, try a Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Flickerwood Wine Cellars, disappear to the Inn on Maple Street, or spend Monday evenings enjoying the Independent and the upcoming Academy Award Winning Film Series at the historic Art Deco Main Street Moviehouse in Bradford. Make some tracks on the Kinzua Sky Walk at the Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mt. Jewett, PA. The Park and the Visitors Center offer free admission and a new snowshoe loaner program for hiking at the park.

SPIN AND TWIRL, SPARKLE AND SHINE Try out your fancy footwork at the Callahan Ice Rink in Bradford. Both beginners and experienced skaters alike will enjoy skating in this fully enclosed public ice rink. The rink offers a heated viewing area, skate rentals, four locker rooms and a concession stand. From February until the end of March, hours for open skate are Tuesday from 6:30pm9pm, Friday from 6pm-9pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 1pm-4pm. If you would like to watch a local hockey match, the University of Pittsburgh’s Bradford Hockey Team plays at this rink, as does the Bradford Youth USA Sanctioned Hockey Team. Call for their upcoming schedule. Callahan Ice Rink is located at 64 Poplin Avenue, Bradford, PA. Phone 814-368-8190.

MAKE SOME TRACKS The Kinzua Bridge State Park now has a snowshoe loaner program. A variety of snowshoes in varying sizes can be checked out of the park office from Monday through Saturday during the hours of 8an-4pm for hikes through the park. Park staff will provide a brief “how-to” and history of snowshoeing. There is no fee for the loaner snowshoes, but a valid driver’s license must be presented to participate in the loaner program. Snowshoes are loaned on a first come-first served basis. There must be a minimum of five inches of snow at the park to participate in the snowshoe program. To check out current snow conditions at the Kinzua Bridge State Park, go to and click on weather report or call the park office at 814-778-5467.


The Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitors Center is also open Monday through Saturday from 8am-4pm for touring the exhibits during the winter season. Admission is free to both the park and the visitors center. The park’s GPS address is 296 Viaduct Road, Mt. Jewett, PA.

THE SWEET SHOPPE Beth Pavlock, master baker at The Sweet Shoppe in Kane, Pennsylvania, displays a few of her homemade chocolates and baked goods.

At the southern edge of the Allegheny National Forest, in the small village of Kane, is The Sweet Shoppe known as “the Chocolatier of the Alleghenies.” The Sweet Shoppe’s signature sweet is the Mountain Marshmallow. This delicacy is crafted of homemade caramel and homemade marshmallow, with walnuts, all covered in their delicious milk chocolate. This shop is brimming with a delicious variety of homemade chocolates and candy treats, such as chocolate strawberries dipped in handmade chocolate, delightfully decorated and extremely tasty cupcakes, along with their own homemade ice cream in a variety of seasonal flavors. Other treats include cream horns, cannoli, pies, cookies and a chocolate brownie accurately named - death by brownie. Visitors can shop the display cases of this quaint café for their favorite chocolates and baked goods while enjoying a cup of one of their specialty coffees. Beautifully styled gift packages are available for pre-order, as are their specialty cakes, pies, cupcakes or chocolates. Because all items are handmade, please allow time when placing specialty orders. The Sweet Shoppe is located at 17 Field Street, Kane, PA. Shop hours are Monday through Friday 11am-5:30pm, Saturday/Sunday 11am-3pm. Phone 814-837-9597. Visit them on Facebook @the-sweet-shoppe-of-Kane-PA.


Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or if the weather is good, hiking the trail system at the Marilla Winter Trek. The event offers a fun day outdoors, complete with a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.

Get outside and play! Join in the fun at Marilla Reservoir Trail System at the Marilla Winter Trek on February 12. Beat the cabin fever blues, burst out of the indoors with a group of friends or family and join in the fun activities at the Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The Winter Trek runs from noon-4pm. Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, geocaching, or hiking the Maril-


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Bring your sweetheart to the Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Flickerwood Wine Cellars in Kane, PA

Looking for something to do on a Thursday night? Catch a live musical performance at the Afterwords Club located inside Beefeaters Restaurant in Bradford, PA.

Enjoy a generously full-portioned hot breakfast during your stay at The Inn on Maple Street in Port Allegany, PA. The Hickory Bedroom (shown here) is just one of the romantic rooms available at the Inn.

la Trail system. (Activities will be dependent on the weather and the amount of snow.) Shuttles will be provided to the top of the Marilla Springs Trail, guided snowshoe hikes will take place at White Pines Trail, and lessons are available on snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing. Equipment is provided for participants to try a new sport. Adults and children are welcome. Hot chocolate and mulled cider drinks are provided free at the gazebo area. Bring some marshmallows or hot dogs to roast on the bonfire! Come on out and enjoy the winter. The reservoir is located along Route 346, five miles west of the City of Bradford. This event is sponsored by the Tuna Valley Trail Association and there is no fee to attend. For additional information please call 814-362-9928 or 814-362-2323 or search them on Facebook @TunaValleyTrails.

VALENTINE’S DAY WINE AND CHOCOLATE TASTING Bring your sweetheart to the Valentine Day Wine and Chocolate tasting at Flickerwood Wine Cellars on Saturday, February 11. Award winning Flickerwood wines will be paired with select chocolate delicacies. Sample five delicious chocolate creations paired with five Flickerwood wines.

Carriage House and the Annex free of charge. The Inn has a family dog and cat on the premises and they welcome other well behaved pets. The Inn on Maple Street is located at 115 E. Maple Street in Port Allegany, PA. Call 814642-5171 for information and reservations or go online at to make reservations and check out the full choice of rooms with their amenities.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES The Main Street Moviehouse in Bradford hosts an Independent Film Series on Monday nights from January 9 through February 20 starting at 5:30pm. Admission is only $7.00. Patriots Day, an account of Boston Police Commissioner’s Ed Davis’s actions leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath will be shown February 13. Queen of Katwe, the story of how a Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess will be shown on February 20.

A reservation is required for this event. There will be three tasting opportunities: the first seating is at 2pm, followed by a seating at 4pm, and then the last seating is at 6pm. Wine down the night before at their Valentine’s Day Party with the band Uncorked from 7:30pm-10:30pm. No cover charge; ID is required.

Starting February 27 and running until May 15, the Academy Awards Film Series will start. This series will include many of the films up for awards which are predicted to be winners in their respective categories. Films in this series include Captain Fantastic, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Fences, Loving, Moonlight, Jackie, Lion, Arrival, 20th Century Woman, Silence and Nocturnal Animals. A season pass is available for $84 which includes admission and free medium popcorn to each show. Or pay regular admission of only $7.00 per show.

Flickerwood Wine Cellars is located at 309 Flickerwood Road in Kane, PA. For reservations and additional information please call 814-837-7566 or go to

Main Street Moviehouse is located at 123 Main Street in Bradford, PA. Phone 814-3639388 or go to



Nestled in a scenic Pennsylvania valley, where the Allegheny River is just the beginning of a mighty river, is the romantic Inn on Maple Street. Guest rooms reflect the beauty of the surrounding forests with forestland names of Beechnut Room, Walnut Suite, Pine Nut Room, Butternut Room, Blue Spruce Room, and the Oak Room.

If you are wondering what to do on Thursday nights, why not join in the fun at the Afterwords Club located downstairs at the Beefeaters Restaurant in Bradford. Live music and happy hour run from 7pm-10pm. There is no cover charge to enjoy local talent.

The Oak Room is finished in rich hunt colors of navy, green and burgundy. An Oriental rug, hardwood floor and golden oak furniture are the backdrop for the oversized wing chair and upholstered recliner just perfect for curling up with a good book on a cold winter’s evening in front of the electric fireplace. A queen sized bed with a carved headboard and a private bath with oversized shower make this a great couples getaway. A generously full-portioned, hot breakfast is served in the morning at the Main House Dining Room. In the afternoon, beverages and refreshments are available in front of a cozy fireplace. Cold drinks in the mini-fridge along with hot coffee and snacks are available 24 hours a day in the Dining Room. Guests are invited to curl up in front of the Library fireplace with a variety of reading options furnished by the Inn. You can even take home a paperback book or two. There’s a large selection of magazines, puzzles, board and card games to while away the hours in a peaceful, relaxing setting. Of course, Wi-Fi and high speed Internet are available at the

On February 9, Tiger Thief with Jared Hill and Devin Dewyer, an electric duo from the popular bands the Drednecks and Wilky, will perform a mix of covers from popular bands. On February 16, Two Guys Drinking Beer, a classic musical duo, is sure to get you moving in your seat, if not out dancing on the floor, by performing favorite songs you probably know the words to. Coyote Moon Duo will perform on February 23; this duo will perform a variety of folk, folk rock, classic rock, along with some early country and Neil Young favorites. Afterwords Club is located at 27 Congress Street, Bradford, PA. Learn more at

PLAN YOUR TRIP For a full list of lodging, restaurants, maps, and upcoming events please go to visitANF. com. For a free 2017 Visitors Guide and Map please phone 800-473-9370.

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TELESTOCK Friday, Feb. 24 • 9am-3pm Champagne Sundeck, Yodeler Lodge Join the crew from The City Garage for a day of telemark skiing. If you’ve never slapped on a pair of telemark skis before, this is a great opportunity to demo the sport and gain knowledge (and pointers) from the experienced. Gear will be provided, and the grill will be burning hot, serving up good grub from Dom’s Butcher Block. For more on Telestock, give The City Garage a call at 716-699-2054 or stop into the shop at 5 Monroe Street, downtown Ellicottville.

SKI DAY FOR UNITED WAY Thursday, March 2 • 8am-5pm An anticipated event held each year, this fundraiser benefits the United Way of Cattaraugus County and features a poker run, prizes, breakfast and lunch, and all-day skiing and snowboarding for a $60 donation. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon all while making a difference. An event t-shirt is included for all registrants. For more information or to register, contact the United Way of Cattaraugus County. 716-372-3620

PENGUIN PADDLE Saturday, Feb. 25 • 11am-2pm Base of Yodeler The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies “penguin style” down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Purchase your garbage bag for just $1 the morning of the event and register into your respective category (bracketed age groups, adults 21 & over, and mixed doubles-2 person bags). Registration will take place from 8:30am-12:30pm at Creekside Lodge, and from 9am-1pm at the base of Yodeler. Penguin races will begin at 1:30pm, helmets required.


WINTER CARNIVAL Saturday & Sunday, March 11-12 It’s hard to believe that Holiday Valley can be even more fun, but wait ‘til you come to Winter Carnival 2017! Events take place all weekend long throughout the resort and in the village of Ellicottville. Be sure to check out the employee snow sculptures at the base of the chairlifts and lodges. Head downtown Saturday evening for the annual Mardi Gras Parade, which will march down the main drag at 6pm. Those interested in entering a group or float in the parade can download an application at

Saturday & Sunday, March 18-19 Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center Salamanca, NY The Sportman’s Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again! Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons. Buy, sell, trade or browse all weekend long. Over 40 booths and 450 tables with experts exhibiting the latest in trapping, archery, sporting and fishing equipment and antique firearms throughout this two-day event. Admission is $8, hours are 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua County Pistol Permit Clerks will be on-site.


Saturday, Feb. 18 • 6-8pm Art Roscoe Trail System - Summit Area Allegany State Park, Salamanca, NY Come explore the Art Roscoe Ski and Snowshoe Area in the dark! Bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice to the warming hut. Afterwards, let’s get together to toast why winter is so great! PS ... dont’ forget your headlamp. It gets dark out there! For more info search “Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe” on Facebook.

Ray Evans Seneca Theater 10 Main Street, Salamanca, NY For MATURE audeinces only! Join the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association in celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Hair”! Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. Five performances: Feb. 24, 25 @ 7pm; Feb. 26 @ 2pm; March 3 & 4 @ 7pm. Tickets are $15 each. 716-945-1003


Governor Cuomo announced New York State’s annual free snowmobiling weekend will be held in communities across New York on Friday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 5 for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. Registration fees will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York’s 10,500 miles of trails. Currently, out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers are required to register their snowmobiles with New York State before hitting the State’s trails, stretching from the Hudson Valley to the North Country to Western New York. Snowmobile registration costs $100, but is decreased to $45 if the snowmobiler is a member of a local snowmobile club. This fee will be waived for out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers during the promotional weekend, provided they are properly registered and insured in another state or Canada. During free snowmobiling weekend, town registration fees will also be waived for all in-state, out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. For a Free Trail Brochure, call 1-800331-0543. For more information on this event please visit


TONY 'N TINA'S WEDDING: A COMEDY Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18 @ 6:30pm Togi’s Playhouse 18 Welch Ave., Bradford, PA Consider this your invitation to Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, an Italian-American wedding and reception! Be prepared to celebrate, eat, dance, and rub shoulders with the wacky families of Valentina Vitale and Anthony Nunzio, Jr. The audience will be an integral part of the performance. 814-598-1101 VALENTINE WINE & CHOCOLATE Saturday, Feb. 11 @ Noon Flickerwood Wine Cellars 309 Flickerwood Road, Kane, PA Bring your sweetheart for 5 different wine samples and 5 delicious desserts. The wine and desserts are paired for ultimate enjoyment. 814-837-7566 MARILLA WINTER TREK Sunday, Feb. 12 • Noon-4pm Marilla Reservoir Route 346, Bradford, PA Outdoor fun throughout the afternoon: cross country ski, snowshoe, ice skate, ice fish, geocache, or walk the Marilla trails. Trail shuttles will be available. Enjoy guided snowshoe hikes, or take lessons in snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Free refreshments. 814-362-9928 BRADFORD BREWFEST Saturday, Feb. 25 • 6-9pm St. Bernard School Gymnasium 450 W. Washington Street, Bradford PA Sample a wide variety of different brews while enjoying live music at this year’s Bradford Brewfest. Get your own souvenir sampling glass, and try your luck at bucket or 50/50 raffles and door prizes. Local restaurants will participate as food vendors. Tickets are available at the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce. 814-368-7115


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HoliMont can accommodate any group. Your team needs a break from the daily grind and there is no better way to recharge batteries than a fun and relaxing day on the slopes. We make it easy for you to accomplish your goals, so that you get to focus on the fun. With several versatile meeting rooms, HoliMont can accommodate your needs. Get out and play in the morning with refreshing runs on the slopes and see what it inspires during afternoon meetings. Pump up with a healthy breakfast meeting catered by Dina’s and let loose for the rest of the day on our pristine slopes. Join the SnowSports School for a 1 hour refresher clinic or challenge your group to a fun race and take your team building experience to the next level, then celebrate your results with an après party.

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