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Showcasing the Snow Scene of Ellicottville and Surrounding Areas in Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania





Inspired by a love for her country and for high speed turns, the former HoliMont Snowboard Team member races towards her future. Interview ... page 07


No matter how simple or grand your plans for home renovation are this spring, the Greater Olean Home Show is an excellent starting point. The home show, which takes place at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, is a three-day event that will be held April 7-9. According to Meme Yanetsko, COO of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, “At least eighty of the area’s leading businesses are expected to exhibit their wares and services at the upcoming show. The Home Show is a unique marketplace to shop, compare and save on a total selection of home-related products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating.” SEE PAGE 22




BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS Experience a season of rebirth and renewal in the beautiful Allegheny National Forest Region of northwestern Pennsylvania by planning just the trip your heart and soul desires. One of the best ways to enjoy the transition of winter to spring within the Forest is along a woodland trail. For casual hikers, first-time birders, and families with young children, Timberdoodle Flats Interpretive Trail offers two loops totaling 1.5 miles. (See more trail systems listed inside.) For those looking to escape to the waters, opening day for trout fishing in McKean County is April 15th. A multitude of world-class fishing streams crisscross the Allegheny Plateau, and with over 513,000 acres of public lands, you can find just the perfect stream as you search for native brook trout. RIDE



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Ellicottville Photographers Guild: a Look Through the Lens


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By Caitlin Croft If you ask anyone who has ever lived in or visited Ellicottville, it is without a doubt one of the most aesthetically pleasing areas in all of Western New York. And because of this, many professional, amateur and hobby photographers are drawn to our bustling little town to capture its essence - whether it be the countryside landscapes, the historical downtown architecture, the unique storefronts, or the vibrant personalities found within.

DiStefano now balances his innkeeper responsibilities with his growing love for the lens. Although a self-taught photographer, he sure had the best of influences. His uncle works in photojournalism and does freelance work; his brother owns Focus Photo based in Lancaster, PA, which provides a range of services from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. DiStefano’s passion leans more heavily in abstract, but he dabbles in portraits, landscapes and macro as well. (Macro photography is the art of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which can’t be seen with the naked eye. It requires the use of a “microscope-esque” lens to magnify the tiniest of objects, such as an insect or flower petal.) When the idea of creating a photographers guild first crossed DiStefano’s mind, his immediate reaction was to reach out to John Thomas of Lightsong Photography. Thomas responded with an enthusiasm for the idea and has assisted DiStefano every step of the way in planning the group. And just last month - February 2017 - the first meeting of the Ellicottville Photographers Guild was held inside The EVL Lodge. With seven interested individuals in attendance, DiStefano opened the meeting introducing himself, the Guild, and its mission. “I want people to have fun in an informal atmosphere where each member can grow their skills as a photographer,” he said. His vision for the Guild is to build a solid group that will meet once a month; each month focusing on a different aspect of photography (such as lighting) and/or hosting a guest speaker who can provide insight and help educate members on specific topics of interest. The Guild’s first meeting was comprised of a range of talent - from professional to amateur. A handful of attendees shared a selection of their works, which concluded with the group’s first assignment: bring 3 photos to be critiqued at the next meeting. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and as one of the individuals in attendance at the Guild’s “exploratory” meeting, I can attest to that proverb. Some of the shots showcased at the meeting were worth even more. If you are interested in joining the Ellicottville Photographers Guild, search “Ellicottville Photographers Guild” on Facebook or call Tony DiStefano at 540-908-0426. The group encourages new members to attend the next meeting, set for March 22 at 7pm at The EVL Lodge (E. Washington St., Ellicottville, NY) ... Don’t forget your three photos!

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DiStefano, originally from Leeper, PA, relocated to Virginia at the age of 19. Fast-forward to April of 2014, when DiStefano’s father gave him the opportunity to move to Great Valley, NY and manage a total of four rental units for him. This is where his Ellicottville story begins. He tended bar at Ellicottville Brewing Company on the side, which gave him the opportunity to meet locals and tourists alike. One year later, Tony was presented with yet another opportunity, which would expand his love of management. The EVL Lodge (former Kelly House) was in need of a manager. DiStefano jumped right in. “I love being an innkeeper. You get an opportunity to establish a relationship with the clients, many of whom have turned into friends.”




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MARDI GRAS | WINTER CARNIVAL A weekend unlike any all year! Mardi Gras / Winter Carnival in Ellicottville takes the fun of spring skiing and couples it with engaging activities - on and off the slopes. Mark the weekend of March 10-12 on your calendar, and get yourself to Ellicottville to participate! The fun starts Friday evening with the 2nd annual Junior Bacchus Ball, a lively party produced by our local Chamber of Commerce that crowns the King and Queen of Mardi Gras, chosen by crowd applause. This year’s Bacchus Ball will be held upstairs at Madigan’s, which will be transformed into a legitimate Fat Tuesday celebration. Staff will dish up New Orleans style food, music and a costume contest to boot! Tickets are available at the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce office or online at Head to Holiday Valley Saturday morning to kick off all the on-snow entertainment! Take the kids to get their faces painted at Customer Service before making your way to the Safety Patrol Cookout at the base of Yodeler. We know you’ll want to #thankasnowmaker, and you can do that at Yodeler’s Snowbar! The crew will start to pile up snow and shape it at the beginning of the month, and our beloved snowmakers will be ready and waiting to serve you a fresh cold one … nothing beats a Snowbar beer. Mo Porter performs live music at Yodeler from 4-8pm. The 25th Annual Mardi Gras Parade marches down Ellicottville’s main drag at 6:30pm Saturday, with costumes, floats and plenty of festive flair. It’s going to be tough to beat some of the floats from last year, so get your creative juices flowing and start building - applications are available on the Chamber’s website, Waking up early Sunday morning will yield benefits, as you can fill up on a Holiday Valley pancake breakfast at the top of Champagne (courtesy again of the Ski Patrol). At 11:45am, you’re invited to line up for the Costume Parade at the top of Edelweiss. The parade will traverse its way down Mardi Gras slope, and this year HV is upping the ante on best costume - the winner will get a free Seasons Classic pass for next season! Head back over to Yodeler Sunday afternoon, because you’re not going to want to miss potentially the funniest event at HV all year - the Dummy Downhill. It’s simple: build a dummy, put it on skis, take it up Yodeler a bit, point it downhill and watch it fly. Registration for the Dummy Downhill is $5; find the sign-up sheet, as well as a complete schedule of the weekend’s events, at

HOLIDAY VALLEY POND SKIMMING You’ve seen crashes, costumes and characters. Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley is a must-do at least once in your life! Lower Yodeler sets the stage on Saturday, March 18 … start a little bit up Yodeler slope and get your speed - you’ll need it - before keeping those #tipsup and ripping across an icy patch of water. Pond Skimming side effects may include, but are not limited to: side pain (from laughing); regular pain (from hitting the water); mood swings (watching the success and failure) and trouble hearing (from the crowd). Registration starts at 11am, and both skiers and snowboarders are welcome to participate. Minimum age is 8, but anyone under 18 will need a parent signature. All sign-ups will receive a free HV pool pass! Last year, we saw gorillas, bananas, 70s disco stars, and lots of high 5’s. There were even a couple presidential candidates. (I am certain we will see those again). Categories: Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash. Enjoy this annual favorite with food, drinks from the mini Snowbar and great company. When the day is done, you can cross this one off your bucket list! Details at

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COMPETITIVE SPIRIT Inspired by a Love for Her Country and for High Speed Turns, Kaylie Buck Races Towards Her Future

DASH: I’m assuming Chris Naugle coached you at HoliMont, correct? What was the one biggest thing that he helped you to realize about your riding and how to improve it? KAYLIE: Chris Naugle was my coach at HoliMont for the past three seasons. To me, one of the most important things he taught me was about how to believe in myself and to always remember why we snowboard. He helped me develop a confidence for training and for racing that I have carried through with me. Naugle always reminds us about our passion for the sport and always helped us find time for fun, even while maintaining focus. DASH: So is it safe to say that HoliMont has been one of the pillars of your foundation in snowboarding success? KAYLIE: HoliMont has helped me progress as a racer and as a person, by providing an atmosphere where I can learn and have fun at the same time. This has helped to maintain both my passion and interest for this amazing sport. I have also made lifelong friendships through the club and would consider HoliMont a second home. By Dash Hegeman Like many teenagers, Kaylie Buck’s life is a complex juggling act of commitments to keep and schedules to adhere by. Dig deeper though and you’ll soon find that unlike most teenagers, the sixteen-year-old Kaylie has national pride and Olympic aspirations on her mind every morning when she wakes up; so it goes without saying that Ms. Buck doesn’t exactly live the average teenage life. Kaylie races for Team Canada on the NorAm Circuit but grew up on the slopes of HoliMont, where her parents had her on skis when she was only two-years-old. A love for winter was almost instantly instilled in Kaylie, and as her parents soon found out, a love of going fast followed suit. At the age of eight, with her snowboarding father as inspiration, Kaylie decided that she wanted to trade in her skis for a snowboard. “I immediately fell in love with the sport and I still wanted the feelings of going fast like I had when I was ski racing,” Buck stated. “So, less than a year after learning how to snowboard, I decided to join the HoliMont Snowboard Race Team.”

One-on-One with Kaylie DASH: What do you love the most about snowboarding? KAYLIE: After giving it a try, I was hooked. The things I love most about it are the feelings you get when you are flying through a course and the friendly, yet competitive environment around racing. DASH: What inspired you to dedicate such a large portion of your life to this type of competition? KAYLIE: I think I was inspired to dedicate myself to such high level of competition after watching older athletes have success in the sport. Now some fellow competitors on the NorAm circuit, Megan Farrell and Darren Gardner, came out of the HoliMont program as well and have showed me what it takes to make it to the next level in the sport. DASH: Speaking of inspiration, it must take a lot of internal inspiration to maintain your school schedule, have a social life, and race on the NorAm Circuit. KAYLIE: It is indeed difficult to maintain athletic, academic and social success, but because of my passion for the sport I have always found the discipline to balance my school work and training. Sometimes that could mean homework on the plane, reading in the car, and working online, but if I want to be traveling and competing, I know that I must continue my school work. My school has been very accommodating in helping me find alternative learning methods for continued success. As far as my social life goes, I have made many lifelong friendships in this sport, so maintaining those relationships is not hard as we are traveling and competing together. My friends at home have always been so supportive and encouraging towards me and I can always count on them to be cheering me on from home. DASH: Do you have any siblings? If so, do they race? KAYLIE: I have an older brother named Cole (18) , who was a ski racer until age 14 when he decided to become a volunteer coach to help teach the younger ski racers about the sport.

DASH: What is your favorite HoliMont memory? Your favorite run there? KAYLIE: I don’t think I can choose just one favorite memory, but one that stands out would be my first race ever. I remember down the big start gate for the first time on my snowboard, Bruce Gardner giving the start cadence and going down the course. When I got to the bottom all the parents, friends and older riders were there to cheer me on and it was so much fun. After that, one of my favorite runs at HoliMont has always been Fall Line (the race slope). I also always love to cruise down Sunset. DASH: The next time you’re in Ellicottville, where are you going to eat? KAYLIE: If I could pick anywhere to eat in Ellicottville, I would choose to go to Dina’s for dinner for some spaghetti and meatballs, and Watson’s Chocolates for dessert. DASH: And if you’re in the mood for a little retail therapy in town ... KAYLIE: It depends on what it is I am shopping for, but I would say I do visit Mud, Sweat n’ Gears quite often when I’m in town. DASH: Spoken like a true race enthusiast. That has to be music to Miguel’s ears. Speaking of music, what’s the Top 5 on your playlist right now? KAYLIE: 5 songs I love are: Don’t Stop Believing by Journey, Roar by Katy Perry, Hall of Fame by The Script, I’ll Show You by Justin Bieber, and Believe by Mumford & Sons. DASH: Any sponsors you want to give a shoutout to? What gear (board, boots, bindings) are you rocking right now? KAYLIE: I do not have any sponsors yet but I am currently riding SG boards, on a VIST plate with F2 bindings. I ride in UPZ boots and I can always trust POC helmets to protect my head. DASH: Who’s your snowboarding hero? Why? KAYLIE: I don’t know if I really have a hero, but I would definitely say that my biggest mentor is Rich Evanoff. He has been my coach for the past season and really showed me the ropes of the sport. He has so much passion for snowboarding and he loves everything about it. En route to the World Cup, he had a shoulder injury that held him back. During his road to recovery he came to Ellicottville to coach and is now making a comeback on the NorAm tour. It is so inspiring to see my coach becoming my teammate and fellow competitor and I am so proud to have had him as a mentor. DASH: You’ll be heading to the Czech Republic soon for the Jr. Worlds. Is this the first time you’ve been a part of that competition? What are you most looking forward to doing on this trip (besides winning)? KAYLIE: This will be the first time I have competed in this type of competition. I am excited to see the difference in the level of competition on an international scale. I am looking forward to competing amongst the best junior snowboarders from around the world as well as getting to represent my country.


Editor’s Note: After this interview was conducted, Kaylie’s father, Steven Buck, reported that Kaylie rode in the World Jr Champs in Czech on February 20th, and placed 6th. This was the best result by a female North American rider in the last 10 years! Kaylie was also the youngest rider in the top 10. Congratulations Kaylie! And best wishes moving forward with your racing career.

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HoliBreak 2017

Come join us at HoliMont for the annual HoliBreak events March 13-17

HoliMont is open to the public and offers great deals on all multi-day lift tickets. There is a schedule of events for the entire week both on and off snow. Pick up a commemorative t-shirt to help support the organizers and their efforts. HoliBreak is run by volunteers and they are always looking for help running kids activities and events. Please to go for more information and the schedule of fun. Email if you would like to volunteer.

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BEST FRIDAY FISH FRY DEAL IN EVL Adults $16 / Kids $10.95

Every Friday starting at 6pm Dina’s at the ‘Mont features a fish fry buffet fit for a seafood king. There is something for even the most finicky appetite. If you’re looking for a dinner option off the beaten path, stop up to HoliMont’s main chalet next Friday and dig in.


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! Call 716-699-8159 for more information.

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Megan Farrell and Darren Gardner have both qualified to compete at the World Championships. The race is being held in Sierra Nevada, Spain near the city of Granada. It is the highest level competition and only held every 2 years for qualifying athletes. Megan and Darren have been competing on the World Cup circuit this season. They are just returning from a pre-Olympic event in Korea. They are heading for a World Cup in Turkey in early March before heading to Spain and then Germany for the final World Cup races of the season. Go Megan and Darren!


Congratulations to Patricia Mangan (HoliMont) who has been selected to participate in the World Junior Championships in Are, Sweden, March 8-14. Patricia will be part of a team of 15 athletes from the USA who will be headed to Norway and then Sweden to compete in this year’s events.


While we all know how great Ellicottville can be for skiing, there’s a rising interest in snowshoeing. HoliMont held it’s first Snowshoe Social with a guided hike up to the new lean-to. Once at the lean-to the fire, snacks and beverages made for a great evening for folks to meet new people interested in spending time outside. The Gear-Up rental shop at HoliMont has a great selection of snowshoes for the day or long weekend. Take a few hours and explore what our area has to offer.


Spring can be the best time to take lessons. Spring conditions can be less stressful on students considering they are bundled up like the kid from A Christmas Story ... I can’t put my arms down! Sunshine and warm temps make everyone happy, and happy skiers learn better. Contact the Snowsports School at HoliMont for more info on lessons for you or your family. Call 716-699-8159 or email 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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GRE G D EKDE B R UN I S R E A D Y TO RE T IR E ; S A L E O N EV ERY TH IN G ! By Pat Morgan Forget about the roller coaster weather we experienced throughout February … Winter is still very much alive and well here in Western New York, which is evident by the enthusiastic crowds gracing the slopes of Holiday Valley, HoliMont, and the downtown village streets. Several iconic specialty retailers are happy to call Ellicottville home, including Dekdebruns Snow Sports, which has been a staple of the main drag since opening its doors in the basement of the Ellicottville Inn in 1961. We recently caught up with the father/daughter team of Greg and Kylie Dekdebrun (pictured at left), fresh off of a successful Presidents Week of retail, to pick their brains on the latest and greatest in product, and to ask about the rumors of Greg’s retirement … One of the goals for every specialty retailer, is to of course cultivate and care for their loyal customer base, but to also hand pick proprietary brands and products that set them apart from the rest. Dekdebruns is certainly no different, which is why they’re proud to be a day one dealer for APEX Boots. In fact, they’re now entering their 11th season selling these sought-after boots, which blend comfort and performance unlike any other ski boot manufacturer on the market. Greg, long known for his prowess in bootfitting, explained to us that he finds enormous value in the comfort, warmth, convenience, and performance in the highly customizable product. Apparently Greg isn’t the only one who thinks so, as America’s Best Bootfitters has awarded the brand with their “Fitter’s Favorite” and “Innovator” badges for their XP model boot. Beginning next fall, APEX has condensed their offerings, giving their customers a choice of the XP or HP, in both men’s and women’s models, which range in price from $649-$899 and Dekdebruns will have each in stock. Greg encourages anyone interested in learning more about this boot system to come try a pair on and see for themselves, how comfortable skiing really can be. In keeping with brands unique to Dekdebruns, Kylie revealed her excitement for one of their favorite outerwear brands, Parajumpers. Comparable to Canada Goose, this fashion forward Italian brand expertly curates their outdoor gear for adventures of all varieties. Modeled after the 10th Mountain Division, Parajumpers offers both male and female customers the perfect blend of warmth, comfort and fashion. Kylie went on to spotlight one of her favorite pieces in the line, the Long Bear (pictured at left, on Dekdebruns soft goods manager, Ciara Peters.) This slim fitting, thigh length coat features 680 fill down insulation (so it’s WARM!), removable hood and accent fur, and the shell fabric has undergone a special treatment that protects it from dirt and rain … this coat is tough to keep in stock! Knuckle draggers (snowboarders) aren’t left out of the mix at Dekdebruns Snow Sports, as their board department is locked and loaded with some of the best brands on the market today. Currently, they’ve got exclusive distribution for Vermont’s own Rome Snowboards, and a repeated industry award winner in Capita Super Corporation. Shop manager, Jay Mowrey, shed some light on what’s to come in the future at Dekdebruns, excitedly detailing the re-introduction of one of their most popular brands again, Nidecker Snowboards. Specifically, they’ll be bringing one of the highest performance boards on the market, the Ultralight. This revolutionary board can simply be described as a tour-de-force of technology, featuring carbon fiber, kevlar, a welded wooden core, and high speed 9000 base - performance many brands can only dream of. In addition to Nidecker, Dekdebruns will also be a repeat carrier of Jones Snowboards, an environmentally and socially conscious brand, the brainchild of professional big mountain legend Jeremy Jones. Mowrey encourages anyone to stop in and check out their remaining selection for this season, and to ask about what’s on order for next year. Either of these brands is a worthy investment and will ensure you get the most out of your ride, regardless of ability. With the end of ski season on the distant horizon, thoughts at Dekdebruns certainly turn to “what’s next” … aka the “off-season.” (However, we all know there is no off-season in EVL.) Kylie was excited to announce that the shop will re-open for the summer months (their 2nd year in a row), beginning in mid-May. On tap? A well-stocked offering of summer lifestyle clothing ranging from swimwear to golf to casual attire for men, women and children. Looking to make a stylish splash at the Holiday Valley pool complex? Board shorts and swimwear from O’Neill and Billabong will be available, along with some of the best looking sunglasses around from Smith Optics and Vuarnet. C





Perhaps no one is looking more forward to the end of the winter season here in Ellicottville than Greg Dekdebrun himself, who has announced he’ll be retiring from the shop, which has been his second home since its opening in 1961 by his father, Al. From 1986 forward, Greg and his wife Patti have owned and operated the shop, but after a lifetime of specialty retail, Greg thinks it’s time to kick his feet up (a little bit, anyhow). When asked what he planned to do with all his impending free time, he replied, “When the snow comes again, I’m going to do that thing called skiing.” CY



Ah yes. Anyone in the ski retail industry knows … finding time to get on the hill is very few and far between. Greg, you’ve definitely earned it! One message Greg wanted to convey to his customers, is that Dekdebruns Snow Sports isn’t closing its doors. It will continue to remain a staple in the business district of Ellicottville. If anything, it’s a win-win for everyone, as currently there’s a storewide celebration “retirement sale” going on with major discounts on everything! To find out more about the aforementioned brands, or to bring Greg a corny “over-the-hill” retirement card, pop on in to the shop at 18 Washington Street, or give them a shout at 716-699-2754. You can also check out their website,, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @dekdebruns for up-to-date news and happenings. We here at SNOWED-IN wish Greg well in his attempts at retirement, and we thank him for his countless contributions to the winter sports community here in Ellicottville! Cheers!

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CANALE DESIGNS: YOUR LOCAL WOODWORKER Matt Canale Thrives on Building Relationships ... and Rustic Furniture


Matt Canale has worked with wood for as long as he can remember. Like with most kids at a young age, he found joy in the simplest of things - swinging a hammer and pounding nails into a board. But while most adolescents leave that passion at a hammer and nail, Canale’s passion for woodworking grew. Graduating from his grandfather’s basement to helping his handyman father around their house, he ultimately found a career path in it.

When they’re good, they’re really good. But when they’re bad, they are cringingly bad. DJing is a profession that requires more than just the ability to plug an auxiliary cord from a laptop to a speaker and press play. You’ve got to toe the line between infectious enthusiasm and borderline creepiness while taking (ignoring) a slew of requests. Some nights, the crowd is great - vibing to the beats you’ve mixed together - and others, you’re asked to play Buckcherry 12 times. But the good DJ takes it all in stride and mixes on.

Throughout high school, Canale dove deeper into carpentry and remodeling. While studying Liberal Arts at Monroe Community College in Rochester, carpentry helped him get through. And one day, a revelation. “The more I worked with wood when I was at school, the more I realized that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” Canale told me. “It got me through school. When I picked up my first job in woodworking - a cabinet maker whom specialized in fine finishing - that’s when I knew I really wanted to get into it.” Almost a decade ago, Canale moved to Ellicottville to work with a furniture designer. He traded time between that and working for a family member’s carpentry and remodeling company, learning and evolving his skill set along the way. Now, custom furniture building (Canale Designs on Facebook) is his bread and butter. “For the most part, a customer will give me an idea and I’ll take it from there,” he said when asked how he designs his pieces. “The rustic side of furniture is so cool - taking a massive slab of wood and furnishing a dining room table or countertop. I took my 15-year background in cabinet building and held onto it … that’s what I apply to my work.” Working with rustic furniture requires viewing through a different lens. Putting a square edge on something and saying “it looks fine” is easy; using the wood at your disposal to create the perfect match is not. When it comes to Canale’s creative process, he lets the wood do the work. “You’ve got to let the slab of wood lead,” he said. “The features, the curves … they tell you what it will be good for. When I go into a house and ask what the customer wants, I start to visualize what would blend in best with its surroundings. I let the wood tell me what it wants to do.” If you ask Canale about a favorite piece he’s ever done, forget it. As is the case with most creatives, there is no favorite - each piece, which you’ve put heart and soul and sweat into, finds a spot in your heart. “Everything I’ve ever done is custom,” he said. “That’s the beauty of the process. Each one you work with grows on you, and you almost hate to see them go (laughs). But you never know what’s next in line. Things as small as a rustic floor lamp, which I made out of Iron Wood. The first one I did, I didn’t want to sell it! But since then, I’ve made about a dozen, each one different than the last. Those small pieces catch a person’s eye … and that’s where the business grows.” Harnessing the prowess he’s accumulated through the years, Canale built a 9-foot vanity out of walnut and cherry. The weeks of finish and the hours of creative process yielded a gorgeous finished product. And like with most pieces he’s done, he fell in love with it ... “Things like that (the vanity) lead to more work,” he said. “Once I did an entire kitchen. Another, a customer wanted two dozen (!) pieces for their chalet. But at the end of the day, you build that relationship - and that’s what is most important to me.” Canale’s wife, a schoolteacher, sets up a farm stand in the summer by their house in East Otto. While talking to him about this, I got the vibe that Canale and his family are the personification of the American Dream. Taking a skill set, fine-tuning it and capitalizing. And while the bottom line is paramount (in what business is it not?), you can tell that this grounded woodworker cares more about the relationship and finished product than he does about the money. “I like to keep my work local,” he said. “Even if I expanded into other states or even nationwide, I’m not sure I would want to. A major part of why I do this is to build that repertoire with my customer so I can provide the perfect piece. It all starts there.” And if Canale isn’t in his wood shop, chances are you’ll find him fishing for steelhead in the local creeks, or skiing the slopes of Holiday Valley with his daughter. Follow Canale Designs on Instagram and Facebook and check out his work. You can also call him at 585-414-3558.

Tyler Burns (DJ Tyler Swift) and John Nelson (DJ Obi One Two) started spinning tracks a few years ago, and their relationship - and skill set - has transformed into a powerhouse one-two (get it?) punch. Refusing to limit themselves to late night bar sets, Burns and Nelson created EVL Entertainment. They’re aiming to become the premier DJ name for weddings, parties, bars and events. We sat down with Burns and Nelson to give us the inside track (I am full of terrible puns) on the DJ lifestyle and the newly formed EVL Entertainment ... SPENCE: How’d you get your start? TYLER: Originally, I just started messing around at home with some basic DJ equipment. I met John randomly one night when I was filling in playing tunes at our local watering hole (Madigan’s.) After that, we hit it off and John has, in a way, become a mentor to me. He’s helped me a lot in how much knowledge I’ve gained. SPENCE: Primarily, where are you DJing currently? JOHN: Right now, we DJ every Friday and Saturday night at Madigan’s. But we’ve done events from weddings to dances and really everything in between. The goal is to become the leading DJ group for any event in the surrounding area. SPENCE: Tell me about EVL Entertainment. JOHN: EVL Entertainment is the name of our DJ group. Event DJs haven’t changed much in years - it always seems to be that iPod shuffle mentality, that 80s radio host vibe. We want to change the way people think about their entertainment. Things like personality, premium lighting/sound, and a fresh vibe are all a part of the package we offer. SPENCE: What kind of equipment do you use? TYLER: Like with anything, you’ve got to have the latest and greatest in software and hardware. It makes the experience for the clientele that much better, so we’re always bringing in new equipment to enhance the experience. SPENCE: Where’s the best place you’ve ever DJ’d? TYLER: For myself, it honestly is probably Madigan’s on Mardi Gras Weekend or Fall Festival Weekend. We pack the place full and just have a good time … those are the times we bring our A-Game, put together some awesome dance tracks and let it rip. SPENCE: What’s your DJ personality? Are you low-key and let the music talk, or do you try and hype the crowd up? TYLER: I’d say between John and myself we have a pretty great balance. We always try to let the music do the talking, because nobody wants to hear you blab on for hours. But John is a great hype man, and always strives to get the crowd motivated. SPENCE: Speaking of music, where do you get your inspiration from? JOHN: We spend a lot of time sifting through music to find the best combinations. We love listening to other Dj sets, whether they’re live or prerecorded. SPENCE: Who’s your favorite DJ and why? TYLER: My all-time favorite DJ is GirlTalk. He takes all sorts of music and mashes it into one song, a kind of music that can please everyone .. it’s super impressive what he can do. Going from 90s hip-hop to 2000s alternative and back in under a minute is so cool. SPENCE: Anything else you’d like to add? JOHN: EVL Entertainment is now booking for 2017. If you’ve got a need for music, lighting, DJs, etc. let us know! No event is too big or too small. You can email us at or come see us in action on weekends upstairs at Madigan’s.


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

Gallery 14731 5 E. Washington St. • EVL

When you’re done skiing and riding at Holiday Valley, take a memory of the resort home with you. The resort stocks a variety of Trail Signs, available at both mountain shops (Main and Yodeler). From Cindy’s Run to The Wall to Morningstar to Tannanbaum, your favorite slope can become a permanent fixture wherever you call home base. What’s your favorite run?

These awesome gift boxes are available in 3 wonderful scents (Ski House, Marine and Floral) and contain a votive candle, a bar of a soap, and a tube of hand cream. All Lafco products are created using only premium natural ingredients by artisans. All of their luxurious products are vegan, cruelty free and never tested on animals.



Ellicottville Salt Cave 32 W. Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2068

Slopeside Mountain Shop @ HoliMont 716.699.2320

Take advantage of the smaller version of our salt cave with a 45-minute Halomassage. Receive the benefits from both a Swedish massage and salt inhalation therapy as they are combined into one amazing treatment performed in our Salt Room. The Halogenerator, a machine from Poland, disperses salt vapors mechanically into the room while a licensed massage therapist performs the magic! Call ahead for best appointment times.

Burton and Star Wars team up to introduce the Dark Side 154cm snowboard. Built for allmountain terrain, the Dark Side has a do-it-all attitude fixed with plenty of durable Burton features. The Star Wars/Burton collaboration takes the legendary shape of the Custom and puts style on warp speed with mind-altering artwork from the original Star Wars trilogy. The result is a collector’s classic sure to keep the force on your side.



The City Garage 5 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.2054

Betsy’s Consignment 34 W. Washington St. • EVL 716.699.6131

Ski boots hurt? Feet falling asleep while skiing? It may not be your ski boot that has been causing you so much agony while you’re on the slopes. Most people are lacking support underneath their feet. Downunder footbeds have been supporting feet for decades. A simple addition of support under the arch can solve a host of issues. Cramping feet, numbness, and ankle pain all can be solved! It all starts with your feet! Available in many sizes.

We’re beginning to wind down the ski season, which means you’ll find great deals at many local retailers throughout town. And considering Betsy’s Consignment Shop already offers high-end items at already discounted prices, you’ll be excited to learn that owner Betsy Peyser is marking those price tags down even more! Stop in and browse the racks; there’s still a good selection of ski wear and winter wear available.



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Xtreme Lashes® are the industry leader in semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Joanne Timkey, owner of Ellicottville Oasis and Certified Lash Stylist, applies the lashes directly to the individual’s natural lashes one at a time. As your natural lashes shed and new lashes grow, a “re-lash” is recommended to maintain a full and natural look. Throw away the mascara … with Xtreme Lashes, you’ll wake up every morning with the perfect set!

Nothing screams spring more than a new hairdo. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cut, color, or a stellar salon to host your wedding party, Reflections can make you (and your entourage) look good. They are a full service Paul Mitchell signature salon offering traditional haircuts for men, women and children, as well as special occasion / wedding up-do’s, color/highlights, manicures, pedicures and more!



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Dekdebruns Snow Sports 18 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2754

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You may not be cold now, but you will be next season ... so grab Hotronic Boot Heaters while they are on sale! The foot-warmer S3 Custom includes 1 smart charger, 2 heating elements, and 2 batteries. Our trained staff is more than happy to install everything for you into your boots! Once your batteries are plugged in, the smart charger will automatically recharge them, then switch to a trickle charge for a fully charged set every time that will keep you warm all day long.

Simpatico’s line of candles are inspired by nature, nostalgia and love. Pulling inspiration from vintage field guides and reference books used in childhood, Simpatico’s scents are meant to keep us connected to simpler times. They are made with the finest ingredients, hand poured, and crafted with a cotton wick for a clean burn of 100 hours. Once the candle has burned, re-purpose the vessel for a vase or holder of treasures.



Mud, Sweat n’ Gears 18 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.8300

A Touch of Ellicottville 28 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.5385

Inspired by the iconic ski posters of the 50’s and 60’s, the Neve Vintage Collection features wearable limited edition artwork. These conversation-starting pieces are crafted with soft merino wool blends for exceptional warmth and a luxurious hand. It’s lifestyle and sportswear apparel for men and women who value quality, performance and superb craftsmanship. Incredibly versatile, Vintage Collection pieces are perfect for on the mountain or in the city.

Ellicottville is built on the appreciation and support that its businesses, community members, and organizations have for each other. Our little town is continually showing its big heart, with many different fundraising opportunities for so many great local causes. Every time a customer comes into A Touch of Ellicottville and buys one of these Ellicottville Fire Dept. tees, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the fire department. Fantastic! So stop in and show your support!



Ameri-Can 11 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.6690

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

Ameri-Can is getting ready for Spring! New fashions are arriving weekly, all proudly made in the USA. Stop in and browse attractive spring clothing selections from EllumiNation, Clara Sunwoo, Impulse and many more! Plenty of local art available too! And … the icing on the cake: ALL WINTER WEAR IS ON SALE! UP TO 50% OFF! … all the more reason to stop in and visit us during the month of March!

There are several repair options at Bike and Bean to match your needs. The Full Tune-Up averages $50 (new parts are extra). Inflate tires, adjust brakes, adjust shifting, lube inner cables, lube chain, adjust bearings, adjust suspension and give the bicycle a full inspection. MARCH SPECIAL: BRING YOUR BICYCLE IN FOR A TUNE-UP DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH AND GET A FREE 8” BURRITO!



Nature’s Remedy 26 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.4372

Hampshire Mills 890 Broad St. • Salamanca, NY 716.945.3100

Red Clover (from the red clover flower) offers the body many benefits. Red clover contains estrogen-like compounds known as isoflavones, including genistein (also found in soy). Isoflavones are phytoestrogens that may help support cardiovascular health and may be beneficial for the female glandular system. Red clover also assists in promoting skin health. Bonus: the blossoms and leaves provide trace amounts of some minerals and vitamins. Stop in and learn more.

Spring is in the air! Stop by and check out our made-in-the-U.S.A. QMT windchimes. Hand tuned by experts to ensure quality and performance for every wind chime made in their factory located in Manassas, VA. Made with durable, long lasting, weather-resistant materials suitable for outdoor use. They are as beautiful to see as they are to hear. Available in many different tones, sizes and colors. Starting at just $28.99.



The Boardroom Snowboard Shop 6113 Route 219 & 16 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.5620

Daff Dry Goods 17 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.2293

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, call The Boardroom’s flagship location at 716-699-5620 or head to

Stop into Daff to check out all the new arrivals! Featured here: Kavu bags come in a colorful variety of fashionable and functional styles including urban bags, women’s purses, totes, and clutch purses. Made with adjustable straps and plenty of practical pockets and compartments, you can buzz around town with all your essentials for work and play close at hand.

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BLOOD ORANGE ... “Can’t come in today boss, got a cold! Headed to Ellicottville to get a healthy dose of vitamin C!” Feeling sick? Think you’ve got the flu? Come down to EBC and see what some Blood Orange and powder can do! This nicely balanced German Wheat beer is brewed with English hops, Nappa Valley blood oranges, Midwest wheat, and the finest Canadian barley malt. Carries a slight bitterness with a crisp, clean taste of blood orange followed by an earthy finish. It’s the perfect refresher! Enjoy it on draft or snag a six-packer to enjoy while on the hill … I mean, recovering from that nasty virus going around.

S’MORE SUNDAE ... What’s sweeter than having an epic day on the slopes? Walking into John Harvard’s and ordering up a super sweet post-run dessert. Prepare yourself … this one may prove to be more than you can handle! The S’More Sundae … a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with jumbo marshmallows towered high and topped with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbles. Kids will love it! And adults will love it paired with a pint of Sponge Candy Stout from Resurgence Brewing Company. (This beer is actually made with Watson’s chocolate!) ... Sweet!



FRENCH EMMENTAL SWISS CHEESE ... Let’s talk cheese. Good cheese! This medium-hard Swiss cheese originated in the area around Emmental, Canton Bern, Switzerland. It is a cooked and pressed cheese made from cow’s milk that has a savory, but mild taste, slightly buttery, with some even describing as fruity. French Emmental Swiss is a choice main ingredient for cheese fondue and other sauces. The EVL Cheese Company sells this fantasticly delicious cheese for $12.40/lb. Come into the store and sample a piece today!

NATALIE ... The winery’s newest release, “Natalie” (named after owner Dominic Spicola’s granddaughter and owner Sam Sheehy’s daughter), is a true celebration wine, comprised of 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir. Lively and bright, its bubbles will delightfully tease your palette and give way to a fruity, delicate flavor. A fun, eventful blend, you can share and toast “Natalie” at your next celebration. Stop into the Winery and give it a try for yourself. Wine tastings are offered daily.



MARTINI CLUB / DATE NIGHT … Do you know what happens on Fridays at The Silver Fox Steakhouse? Owner Michael Nickolson and his staff host Martini Club from 5-7pm. Come in and enjoy one of the many things the Fox is well known for - martinis! (and free appetizers.) The Fox has also become pretty popular for their “Date Night”, held each Wednesday, where two can dine for $45 (tax and gratuity not included). Begin with a large house salad to share along with two glasses of wine, followed by a shared appetizer and a shared entree. Finish with a delightful dessert to share. View the Date Night menu on the Fox’s website.

SPRING SKI GRILLING ... Nothing beats a warm, spring day on the slopes … ample sunshine, soft snow, goggle tans. When your legs are feeling the burn, kick back with a cool bevvie and good company. Whether you prefer a seat on the Champagne sundeck at Yodeler, a camping chair in the Chute parking lot, or the comfort of your own home patio, there’s one thing we can all agree on … outdoor grilling makes every late-season ski day 100% better. Dom’s Butcher Block is your #1 place to find fresh cut meats, processed in-house daily. Steaks, pork, chicken ... take your pick … grilling season is starting early this year!



PRETZEL CHICKEN … This local favorite is a pretzel encrusted chicken breast covered in Chef Jay’s homemade sweet honey mustard sauce. Served with generous helpings of seasoned potatoes and corn. Enjoy it as an entree all for yourself, or find it as a shareable appetizer on the new bar menu served Fridays 2-9pm and Saturdays 12-9pm. And don’t forget about Madigan’s Taco Tuesday … $1 tacos served every Tuesday from 2pm-8pm. Come down to the green bar and get a taste of what all the locals are filling up on.

BREADSTICKS ... The MSB&B menu is growing! The same fresh, in-house made dough that’s used for Monroe St. Brick & Brew’s hand-tossed pizza can now be enjoyed in their latest menu addition - breadsticks! Lightly brushed with butter, topped with their signature garlic/parmesan seasoning blend, and baked till golden … it’s the perfect mid-day or late night snack. Pair it with one of MSB&B’s fresh-made salads for a satisfying meal option. New hours for spring: Wed/Thurs 4-10pm, Fri/Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-10pm, closed Mon/Tues.

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Telestock 2017: A Day of Peace, Love and Telemark Skiing

02.24.17 | Hosted by The City Garage @Holiday Valley Resort | Equipment Demos, Good Grub, Cool Drinks and even Cooler Company

photos / Chris Perks

Pirates of The Mont ... Surrender Your Booty!

02.24.17 | Ladies Day @HoliMont | A Ski Day filled with Vendor Treasures, Spa Treatments, Live Music and ... Did somone say Rum?

photos / Chris Perks / Liz Boberg

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The parietal cells of the stomach produce hydrochloric acid (HCl) and intrinsic factor (IF). HCl is needed to properly break down proteins and minerals into free amino acids and n it! ionic minerals, respectively. The pH of the stomach should be around 5.0, quite acidic to accommodate this function. The problem with most people is NOT high HCl, but actually, low HCl. Low HCl causes malabsorption of minerals (especially iron, copper, calcium and zinc) and proteins. When proteins are not broken down into free amino acids, this leads to elevated cortisol followed by adrenal fatigue. Low HCl also prevents the valve from closing between the large and small intestines, allowing bacteria to migrate into the small intestine and causing Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Low HCl with low IF causes malabsorption of vitamins B12 and folate. If most people actually have too little HCl in the stomach (especially those over the age of 50) then antacids and acid blocker medications only worsen digestive problems (as many people often report), including poor digestion of proteins and minerals with an increase in H. pylori bacterial overgrowth in the upper stomach. If you have low HCl you will experience food sitting heavy in the stomach; acid indigestion in the stomach one hour after eating; gas, bloating and belching after eating; SIBO and yeast overgrowth. Low HCl will then trigger a negative feedback system to cause the parietal cells to produce more HCl. GERD occurs when acid from the stomach flows upward into the lower part of the esophagus due to a hiatal hernia. This is extremely common. A sliding hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach slides through the diaphragm (made for the esophagus) and causes the entrance into the esophagus to remain open. Symptoms of GERD include heartburn, difficulty breathing, belching, bloating, poor appetite, cravings for sugar, constipation or diarrhea, IBS and inflammatory bowel disease. Having GERD can also contribute to irritability, depression, brain fog, ADHD, inflammation, headaches, allergies, asthma, skin issues, chronic sinusitis, weight loss resistance and recurrent infections. One half of people’s health concerns in the U.S. can be improved by healing the gastrointestinal system, both digestion and elimination. Almost all chronic and degenerative illnesses have a direct link to the gastrointestinal tract. Optimum digestion in the stomach, as well as the pancreas and gallbladder, will bring better health to the small and large intestines. Poor digestion leads to increased toxicity in the intestines from bacterial overgrowth and undigested proteins. Let’s look at how to improve the function of the stomach in order to eliminate GERD and improve the health of the body’s eliminative functions and organs - the small and large intestines ... View the following video on to assess and correct a potential hiatal hernia (How to Identify and Correct a Hiatal Hernia: Part 1 and 2 by Steven Horne). Do this for 4-6 weeks for the best results. Suspect a hiatal hernia when someone experiences chronic GERD, is tall and skinny or has asthma, COPD, cancer, heart problems, bone and joint issues and autoimmune conditions. It is difficult to take a deep breath if a hiatal hernia is present. Drink half of your body weight IN ounces of water/day. Drink 16 ounces of water 2030 minutes before each meal for best digestion. Dehydration can lead to poor protein digestion, gastritis and a hiatal hernia.

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Spring is almost upon us … what better time to start Anew Beginning. Relax, you deserve it! Let’s face it. Life can be stressful, and I’m convinced that time goes by faster and faster with each passing year. As a result of our increasingly busy schedules (and diminishing “free time”, we are devoting less and less to taking care of ourselves. I think we all understand that life is stressful. And we understand that it is important to take time for “me”. But we don’t. And although many of us admit that we have fallen into this hectic lifestyle, what are we actually doing to combat it? Stress itself increases our risk for many different health ailments - from frequent migraines to a decreased immune system to induced anxiety. Did you know? The power and healing ability of touch can do more than just “feel nice”. It can help reduce blood pressure, help lower the frequency of migraines or even eliminate headaches altogether. The power of touch can decrease overall body pain and aches, especially those caused by arthritis. Did you know? For as little as 15 minutes and $15 you can relax and enjoy the positive health benefits with a hand pariffin dip. Let light exfoliation and soothing pariffin warm your hands and lock in moisture. After the pariffin is removed, enjoy a light hand massage. This treatment is great for all ages, especially those with their hands in water washing multiple times daily or the working man who spends most of his days outside in the bitter cold. If you can sneak in 30 minutes of your time, for $45 you can relax with a Therapeutic Massage geared to your stress points … neck, shoulders, your lower back and maybe your forearms from all that typing at work. Ahh, can you feel the stress melting away yet? Reflexology is up next in the spotlight. $55 and 45 minutes of giving back to those lovely little toes that help hold you up all day, everyday. When was the last time you gave a little thanks to those beloved little piggies? If you have ever worked retail or food service, then yes, you know what we mean. Reflexology targets the feet and their reflex zones (referring to the ability to affect the body as a whole through specific areas of the foot) - everything from lung function to sciatic nerve pain to restless legs to bowel issues. Your feet will thank you! To bring us all into a happy space is the Salt Glow. The name says it all … Glow. Who isn’t looking for a bit of sunshine, right? I know I am! During a salt glow session, we turn the table heater on, then perform a full body exfoliation by dry brush gloves, and follow it up with an essential oil combination that is custom selected for your needs. A house-made salt scrub is applied, lifting away dead skin and increasing circulation. Warm towels are used to melt the salt away but leave the hydrating coconut oil and jojoba oils. All of this is finished off with deep moisturizing cream and light massage. Take time this spring for yourself … seriously, you deserve it! You’ve worked hard all winter long. Renew with us at Anew Beginning Massage and Spa. To learn more about any of these services or to book an appointment with one of our licensed staff, give us a call or stop in. For the month of March, we are also offering a special that includes a half hour massage plus a half hour facial with hand paraffin dip for $85. Just mention you saw this in SNOWED-IN! All of our services can be viewed on our website. See you soon!

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March Into Randolph | Maple Weekends | Trout Season with Adventure Bound onthefly | Olean Home & Garden Show By Mary Heyl

March into Randolph on Saturday, March 4 for a chance to win some great prizes from local businesses.


Trout season opens April 1st. Reserve your spot in a one-day Steelhead school on Cattaraugus Creek, offered by Adventure Bound onthefly. Over 80 vendors will be on-site at this year’s Greater Olean Home Show in April.

MARCH 18-19 and MARCH 25-26

Warmer days are finally here, and there’s no better time or place to celebrate than springtime in Cattaraugus County! Whether you’d like to spend the day shopping and enjoying a tasty meal with friends, exploring the great outdoors, or planning your next home improvement project, there’s plenty to do just beyond Ellicottville that will help you make the most of this beautiful time of year.


Forget what the Groundhog said … It’s time to get outside! Get ready to March into Randolph on Saturday, March 4. From 10am-3pm, participating businesses stamp your “passport” and enter it into a raffle for a gift basket full of goodies from Randolph businesses. Start at the Randolph Library, where you pick up your passport, listing all the participating businesses. A few short steps takes you to Randolph Auto Supply and Betsey’s Country Store, and then the historic Inn on Bank Street, where there will be an all-day open house. Main Street stores will have special deals and treats for visitors. Be sure to visit Randolph’s two new stores: the Cardinal Café and Piazza’s! Be sure to stop in at Randolph Retail Company, home of tasteful clothing, charming jewelry and more, where you can take your chances on a discount. Sample wines and cheese at Countryside Wine & Spirits, and keep on marching to Yarn for Ewe, where you’ll find a kaleidoscopic swirl of yarns to inspire you. These and a dozen more Randolph businesses look forward to seeing you on March 4. Look for details and updates at and ‘Enjoy Randolph’ on Facebook.



Trout season opens on Saturday, April 1, and Cattaraugus County has a wealth of prime fishing spots that are sure to keep you busy this spring. Cattaraugus Creek is known for having the best steelhead trout fishing opportunities in New York State, and you can make the most of it with Adventure Bound onthefly in Ellicottville. In response to many requests, Adventure Bound is offering a one-day Steelhead school on Cattaraugus Creek on March 25 from 9am-4pm. This all-day clinic includes instruction in reading the water, finding steelhead during different seasons, techniques for fishing in different water temperatures, and more. Lunch is included and space is limited; call Adventure Bound at 716-217-4047 to reserve your spot. Getting your fishing license is easy! It’s just $25 ($50 non-residents) and good for a full year from date of purchase. There are 28 different locations throughout the county where you can get your license, including the municipal buildings in each town, as well as K-Mart and Walmart in Olean. A complete listing is available at To find out the length requirements and daily limits for each body of water you are fishing, visit


No matter how simple or grand your plans for home renovation are this spring, the Greater Olean Home Show is an excellent starting point. The home show, which takes place at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, is a three-day event that will be held April 7-9. According to Meme Yanetsko, COO of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, “At least eighty of the area’s leading businesses are expected to exhibit their wares and services at the upcoming show. The Home Show is a unique marketplace to shop, compare and save on a total selection of home-related products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating.”

With over 2,000 maple sugar-makers statewide, New York has the largest resource of tap-able maple trees in the country. The New York State Maple Producers Association invites families to experience this delicious natural sweetener right at the source during this year’s Maple Weekends on March 18-19 and March 25-26. All over the state, participating “sugar houses” welcome family and friends to learn how syrup is produced and sample its many sweet forms, including maple candy, maple wine, and the classic fluffy stack of pancakes soaked in syrup!

From contracting services to decorative candles, the Greater Olean Home Show is a great opportunity to research various home improvement projects and shop for services all under one roof. Now in its 46th year, the Greater Olean Home Show is offering many different kinds of vendors who have exhibited their goods and services for several years, as well as some newcomers to the show. Attendees can look forward to a variety of area business that specialize in home upgrades, including bathroom remodeling, contracting services, garage doors and openers, home décor, water treatment, window installation, and more.

Maple Weekend has been an anticipated annual event since 1995, when sugar houses first began inviting the public to see first-hand how syrup is made. Cattaraugus County is fortunate to have many sugar houses that are participating in Maple Weekends, including Maple Glen Sugar House in Gowanda, Wright Farms, Inc. in Farmersville, Ploetz’s Maple Syrup in Springville, Benz’s Sugar Shanty in East Concord, and Sprague’s Maple Farms in Portville.

Past vendors include Dr. Green Lawn/Custom Turf of Salamanca, CUTCO Ka-Bar of Olean, NY and Culligan Water of Bradford, PA, as well as Owl Homes Group of Allegany and ERA Team VP Realty for those looking to buy or sell a home. Yanetsko encourages area business owners to get involved in this well-attended annual event: “Business owners can reach many customers in the three-day event, and their customers can see, touch, compare and buy your product. Vendor booths are still available for the annual home show.” Vendor applications are available online at

Visitors can expect a range of hands-on activities (most are free!) at these sugar houses including guided tours, demonstrations, maple syrup samples, and the ever-popular sugaron-snow treat, jack wax. Maple Glen Sugar House invites visitors to try their famous maple hot dogs and tour their new sugar house. Sprague’s Maple Farms will be offering wagon rides, maple wine tastings, maple cake donuts, and sugar on snow demonstrations. For more information about Maple Weekends, including a directory of all participating sugar houses, visit

Admission to the show is $3 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Each day, the home show is open during different hours: Friday, April 7 from 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. For more information about the Greater Olean Home Show, call the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or email Stay up-to-date on the many events and activities taking place ‘year round in Cattaraugus County at and follow ‘Enchanted Mountains’ on Facebook.

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“TIE A YELLOW RIBBON” Tony Orlando 2016 Casino Entertainer of the Year, Returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

A Conversation with Tony Orlando HULICK: I am so looking forward to seeing you again April 8 in

Salamanca at Seneca Allegany Casino for your show there. ORLANDO: Thank you sweetheart. I am looking forward to it too! I like that venue … I have played there before and I have also played at Seneca Niagara Casino, which you know. HULICK: You have had a Buffalo connection that started over 55 years ago. ORLANDO: My first trip to Buffalo was on Allegany Airlines from La Guardia. It was 1961

and the disc jockey at the time on WKBW was Danny Nevereth. I was promoting my first record, “Half Way to Paradise” which Danny played here. HULICK: 2016 was very good to you as far as honors and awards. ORLANDO: It was one heck of a year. One of the special ones was receiving the Casino

Entertainer of the Year by all the casinos in the country.

HULICK: That’s terrific Tony! That must make you feel good. ORLANDO: Yes, the reason this one was a nice one for me was because I got my first

Entertainer of the Year Award in Las Vegas in 1977, and received it in 1982, 2002, 2008 and then last year. If you look at that spread of years between them it is incredible … even I took a step back and thought this has been a pretty consistent career. (laughs) HULICK: I know you, and you don’t do what you do for the awards, but nevertheless I

...................... SATURDAY | APRIL 8 @ 7pm By Melanie Hulick Tony Orlando will be returning to the WNY area for a show at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca on Saturday, April 8. Orlando has been doing this for 56 years! He’s done it all - recording, touring, had his own variety television show, “Tony Orlando & Dawn”, starred in two Tony award winning Broadway shows, “Barnum” and “Smokey Joe’s Café,” and even appeared in multiple motion pictures. The awards have been many, including five number-one singles, 50 million singles sold, 3 platinum albums, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer also received the first and second People’s Choice awards in his category as well as the first American Music award and the next three with Tony Orlando & Dawn, and he has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame … whew! I first interviewed Orlando in December of 2004. I had the pleasure of meeting him over coffee in January 2005, and we became instant friends. He took me under his wing and was instrumental in helping me achieve my dream of interviewing entertainers with his support and advice. We spoke by phone about him returning to Seneca Allegany and we talked about 2016 and all the accolades that were given to him, which he deserves more than anyone I know … and I told him how proud I was about one of his first appearances of 2017, which you will read about in the following conversation. Orlando, as an entertainer, is the hardest working person I have ever seen … and Orlando as a person is the kindest, most generous man you will ever know. I always tell him that “he makes my heart smile” … and he truly does. “I hope I’ve been a good person through these 50 plus years,” Orlando said. “I’ve tried to be. I hope the audiences know I care about them and every single time I face them it is an important moment to me … not just a show. Those moments to me are for them.”


Tickets to Tony Orlando’s performance start at $25 and can be purchased online at (click on Seneca).

would like the readers to know how amazing your career has been. You received one of the highest honors last year … the Congressional Medal of Honor - the Bob Hope Award. ORLANDO: Yes, that was an amazing one. HULICK: One of the highlights of the past year that I was excited for you was playing at

the Armed Forces Ball for the inauguration. ORLANDO: That was something. I was working for not only the official inauguration, which was my third, but to be able to be the only celebrity performer invited to play for our armed forces and first responders - firefighters, police - all in one night was incredible! I was so honored to be asked and so honored to do it. Looking out and seeing five Chiefs of Staffs, Lieutenants and Generals knowing you were there to provide them entertainment was really something, and to be able to give thanks for what all of these wonderful people do for all of us was a very humbling experience for me. They put their lives on the line for us. HULICK: You have not only contributed so much to the entertainment world, your work on

behalf of veterans is a big part of who you are. ORLANDO: To me, if you don’t take this blessing and make it work for people who are in need or are less fortunate, just do something that helps human beings, then this blessing should not have been given to you. My whole passion for veterans is post war experience. I feel for that guy or girl who served their country and comes home and doesn’t get their due. I would like to see a day in this country where a soldier can take their family anywhere - amusement parks, restaurants, movie theaters and go into that establishment for free. I’m not talking Veterans Day. I mean a separate day for us to say thank you and let them enjoy a day with their families. I’d like to get that done - a Veterans Appreciation Day. HULICK: You have done so much through these 50 plus years, not just making records

and touring. One of my favorite parts of your career was your variety television show, “Tony Orlando & Dawn.” You had some incredible guests on that show. I would like to throw a name out and you tell me the first thing that comes to your mind. Jackie Gleason. ORLANDO: He was the scariest person I ever worked with because it was the first biggerthan-life star. There was a tough side to him, but he ended up being a very good friend in the end. He used to call me every week in my dressing room and give me a critique of what I did wrong last week. Silly things like, “make sure your tuxedo lapels are not rolled, but flat, you look thinner.” Another one was, “don’t wear silver zippers, they shine on camera.” (laughs) HULICK: (laughs) He was looking pretty close! ORLANDO: (laughs) Yes, pretty close! Frank Sinatra used to tell me things like that too.

He told me to wear a red hanky in my tuxedo pocket - it means you’re in the club. If you noticed, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. always wore a red hanky. HULICK: Do you still do that? ORLANDO: When I wear my tux I do. In fact, I still have the one Frank gave me and I

wear it when I’m on television or award shows.

HULICK: Does it seem like 50 plus years and did you see yourself doing all that you have


ORLANDO: It’s gone by so fast. I saw myself on Broadway, I saw myself making records

and touring and being on television. I had all those dreams come true, every one of them. I worked hard for it, yes, but I have no complaints. So here it is 50 some years later and I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I’m going to be 73 years old, which is still two years younger than Paul McCartney (laughs), and I still love to work on the road, to perform. And as long as people want to come and see me, I’m going to be there.

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Springtime In the Forest By Linda Devlin, ANF Visitors Bureau

The green of spring is different in the forest - light and fresh with a touch of sunshine on the leaves. Wildflowers add to the color; the songbirds return to fill the air with music. Experience this season of rebirth and renewal in the beautiful Allegheny National Forest of northwestern Pennsylvania by planning just the trip your heart and soul desires. TAKE A HIKE! One of the best ways to experience the rebirth and renewal of the Forest is along a woodland trail. For casual hikers, first-time birders, and families with young children, Timberdoodle Flats Interpretive Trail offers two loops totaling 1.5 miles. This interpretive birding trail is named for the timberdoodle, the nickname of the American woodcock. The timberdoodle is just one of the many birds you might get a glimpse of along the trail. The Woodcock Loop is marked with a yellow woodcock insignia and features 12 interpretive stops. The shorter Bluebird Trail is suitable for wheelchairs or walking assistance equipment. This trail features six interpretive stops. Both trails are a great way to get outside to enjoy the beauty of spring. Trailhead parking is located along PA Rt. 59. Travel PA Rt. 219 south, turn west onto Rt. 770, the road will merge with Rt. 59, continue west, watch for the large trailhead sign on the left. Parking is at the trailhead. Crook Farm Trail is a 3-mile loop along the banks of Tunungwant Creek - commonly referred to by the locals as “the Tuna.” One might spy the occasional American Bald Eagle soaring overhead. The trail, with a crushed stone surface, circles the east and west banks of the creek and is rated easy. In the springtime wildflowers will emerge adding sweeps of color along the trail. This is a favorite trail for families with dogs, so please be respectful to other hikers and keep your dog on a leash.

Crook Farm Trail is as easy 3-mile loop along the banks of the Tunungwant Creek in Bradford, PA.

Trailhead parking is easy to find. Travel Rt. 219 south, take the Foster Brook exit, turn left off of the exit, the trailhead parking will be on the left. The Kinzua Valley Trail is a 7-mile linear trail for hiking and biking and is for those seeking a more challenging hike. Located along the banks of the scenic Kinzua Creek, the surface is crushed limestone. This hike will take you deep into the forest. Kinzua Creek is a favorite with the locals for fishing. Trailheads are located at the village of Westline, with the trail connecting to Red Bridge Campground, another favorite fishing spot in the Allegheny National Forest. A trail map is available at Both cabins and campsites are available for rent at Red Bridge Campground. This campground also offers boating and fishing access to the shoreline of the Allegheny Reservoir. Reservations can be made online at Red Bridge Campground

Hector Run Waterfall

To reach the trailhead for the Kinzua Valley Trail, travel PA Rt. 219 south to the intersection with Westline Road. Make a right-hand turn onto Westline Road, travel to the Westline Inn where you will find the trailhead. It is approximately 18 miles south of Bradford, PA. Westline Inn is a wonderful restaurant which also has overnight accommodations available. Learn more at

HECTOR RUN WATERFALL During the spring rains and the melting of the winter snow, Hector Run Waterfall will have water plummeting off of two different faces. A strange geologic formation surrounds this waterfall, with a height of approximately 22 feet; the waterfall is set amidst a collection of large boulders. This waterfall flows over a rectangular shaped rock face. When you hike in to view the falls you will experience a “lost world” type of feeling. When water levels are low the flow goes down to just a trickle. Parking for the falls is located about two miles down a dirt road, which starts in the town of Ludlow along PA Rt. 6 in McKean County, Pennsylvania. This is a challenging hike for experienced hikers. The best way to find the falls is by using the GPS coordinates: 41.6853-78.975067.

CAST A LINE The spillway at Hamlin Lake

Mark your calendars! Opening day for trout fishing in McKean County, Pennsylvania is April 15, 2017. A multitude of world-class fishing streams crisscross the Allegheny Plateau. With over 513,000 acres of public lands in the Allegheny National Forest, you can find just your perfect stream as you search for native brook trout.


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Shop for treasures at the Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes in Edlred, PA. A custom farm table, handcrafted and handmade can be ordered in a variety of sizes.

One-of-a-kind Oil and Gas Memorabilia will be auctioned off March 25 in Bradford, PA.

Prime fishing areas include the Allegheny Reservoir - a 12,000 acre body of water with boat access for both motorized and non-motorized. Hamlin Lake in Smethport is non-motorized, and the Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, is electric boat access. Species include bass, Muskie, walleye, crappie, catfish and pan fish. Please see the waterway map on page 28. Pennsylvania fishing licenses are available for 1, 3 or 7 days, along with resident and senior resident. Licenses are available at more than 1,300 licensing agents or online at

BRING THE COLORS OF SPRING INSIDE The colors of spring, light green, sky blue, pink and pale yellow can be brought into your home in a variety of ways. For just the perfect touch of spring color, bring home a treasure from the Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes in Eldred, Pennsylvania. The Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes features seven storefronts, each with its own theme of merchandise: Shabby Chic, Primitive, Country Splendor, Northwest Cabin, Lake House, Western, and Farmhouse Kitchen. All seven shops are located within a remodeled schoolhouse of over 8,000 square feet. More than 100 vendors and artisans display their works at this shop, making it a true shopping destination. Springtime accents include adorable hand-painted bunnies with floppy ears fashioned from a gourd, rustic bunny outdoor decorations, springtime signs, yellow chicks fashioned from fabric, a Peter Cottontail Candy wooden tabletop display, florals, rugs, candles, and an ever-changing selection of antique china, table settings, furniture, and tables of all sizes and shapes. Handcrafted, quality reproductions are handmade in-house, with special orders welcome. A 6-ft farmhouse table can be made for a price of $545, if you want to host a group, a 9-10 ft. table can be yours for $625. The larger tables are perfect for a Lake House or seasonal condo where you are hosting large groups. There is still time to order a custom table for the Easter holiday. New are the ladies fashions located on the first floor, at the end of the hallway. Fashion jewelry, scarves, and coordinated outfits are all available at discounted pricing. Downstairs is the Toy Room full of American made, quality toys for children of all ages, and the Schoolhouse Health Foods & Coffee Shoppe which features natural vitamins and organically grown produce. The Old Schoolhouse Village Shoppes is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am5pm and is located at 109 Indian Creek Road, Eldred, PA. For more information phone 814-225-2255 or go to

ONE-OF-A-KIND OIL & GAS MEMORABILIA AUCTION Are you decorating a man cave or do you have a desire to own a piece of the Pennsylvania and southern New York oil history? If so, plan to attend the Oil & Gas Memorabilia Auction on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm at the Masonic Lodge in Bradford, PA. Hosted by the Penn Brad Oil Museum, the auction will start promptly at 3pm.

The Oil & Gas Memorabilia Auction will feature oil industry collectibles, and gas and oil advertising memorabilia, along with local treasures found in basements and attics of this one time oil patch known as “the High Grade Oil Metropolis of the World.” The Bradford Oil Field was the first billion dollar oil field in the world. The daily price of crude oil used to be written on a chalkboard in front of the Option House by a man dressed in a top hat! If you have items you would like to donate, and/or items you would like to place on consignment for sale at the auction, please call the Penn Brad Oil Museum Manager at 814-366-3985. Any items to be donated must be delivered to the museum no later than March 18. Admission is $5 per person in advance, $10 at the door. Hors d’oeuvres are included with admission. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available. Door prizes will add to the excitement of the auction. The Oil & Gas Memorabilia Auction will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 625 South Avenue, Bradford, PA. For tickets or additional information please phone 814-366-3985. Auction items will be posted on as they are donated.

THERE IS A SONG IN THE AIR Put some music in your step by attending the professional performance, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra - The Concert that Never Was, presented at the Bromeley Family Theater, Saturday, March 11at 7:30pm. It is unlikely the two powerhouse voices of the century would have ever shared the same stage … until now! Enjoy the music performances of two great artists paying tribute to their characters, singing the most memorable music and songs every written. Barbara and Frank never really worked together, except when they taped a duet in separate recording sessions, but it is tantalizing to think what it would have been like to have Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra teamed up for a concert tour. Just imagine the possibilities. The rapport of these two 20th century icons is immediately prevalent. What’s On Magazine states, “As good as the music is, the banter between the stars is equally memorable. A match made in Las Vegas!” Bromeley Family Theater is located at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. All seats for the March 11 performance are $40. Tickets are available by calling 814-362-2522 or online at

IT’S MORE FUN IF YOU STAY OVER For a full list of accommodations including B&B’s, hotels, cabins, and campgrounds, local restaurants, outdoor maps, shopping, theater and other upcoming events please go to For a free 2017 Visitors Guide & Map please phone 800-473-9370.

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Waterways in the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania Search for native brook trout in our fresh mountain streams or enjoy world-class trophy fishing for walleye in the Allegheny Reservoir.

Mark Your Calendars!

15, 2017 Trout Opening Day – April Days Pennsylvania Fish for Free May 28 & July 4, 2017

18. Allegheny Reservoir

Kinzua Wolf Run Marina Species: W* Acreage: 12,000 Motors: Unlimited Boat Access: Surfaced Ramp

Red Lines Indicate Stocked Trout Waters Kinzua Fly Fishing School May 20 - 21, 2017 Learn fly-tying, fly casting and practice fly-fishing techniques on-stream. Cost with overnight is $305 Bradford, PA • Kinzua ADVentures Boat tours on the Allegheny Reservoir Bradford, PA • 814-331-1097 Fishing Gear Field Street Boots Kane, PA • 814-837-2400 Sportsman’s Outlet Bradford, PA • 814-362-7700


Boat/Kayak/Canoe Rentals Allegheny Site Management Bradford, PA • 814-368-4158 Paul’s Trading Post Kane, PA • 814-945-6504 Guides/Outfitting Services Country Squirrel Outfitters Ridgway, PA • 814-776-6285 Froggy Bottom Allegheny River Outfitters Port Allegany, PA • 814-558-0842 ORVIS Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge Glendorn – Outfitters & Guide Services Bradford, PA • 800-843-8568

• Tourist License – 1, 3 or 7 Day • Resident & Senior Resident • Licenses are available at more than 1,300 licensing agents or online at: • Info: 717-705-7930

FREE Travel Guide & Map 800-473-9370

19. Hamlin Lake

Species: T* Acreage: 17 Motors: No Motors Boat Access: Cartop Access

20. Marilla Reservoir

Species: T&W* Acreage: 25 Motors: Electric Boat Access: Cartop Access

*Species Key: “W” stands for variety of “Water Species” such as bass, muskie, walleye, crappie, catfish and panfish. “T” indicates “Stocked Trout”

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Hours of Operation General Public & Members MON - FRI (Winter) 9:30am - 4:20pm Christmas week is open to members and invited guests ONLY. Members & Invited Guests SAT & SUN (Winter)

8:30am - 4:20pm

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716-699-2345 NY SKI & STAY WEEKEND March 3-4 Book a two night ski and stay package at any Holiday Valley property and get your 3rd night’s lodging and day of skiing free! Reservations can be made at The Inn, Tamarack, or Rental Management condos. SCOUT SKI DAYS March 4-5 Enjoy a day on the slopes with your Scouting Group at discount rates all weekend. Special pricing: 8-hour lift ticket $31, lift & lesson $35, lift, lesson & rental $45, helmet rental $6. WINTER CARNIVAL March 11-12 Family fun all weekend long during the biggest winter event of the season! Stop by the Snowbar at Yodeler lodge for a cold one and good music, then make your way downtown for the annual Mardi Gras parade Saturday evening. On Sunday, head back to the slopes for a chance to win a season pass for next year during the costume parade, then attend everyone’s favorite event, the Dummy Downhill! Find a full schedule of the weekend’s events at

POND SKIMMING Saturday, March 18 Base of Yodeler Skim across an ice filled water pond outside Yodeler lodge, or just come for a good laugh! Minimum age to participate is 8 and the entry fee is only $5. All participants get a one-day pool pass for the HV summer pools. The day will be filled with music, a mini-snowbar with margaritas and beer specials, BBQ, and some shivers for those who don’t make it across! NORTHWIND SUPER G Sunday, March 19 Register at the Training Center for $5 per racer and speed down the super G on Northwind trail. Races begin at 11am and costumes are encouraged for all participants. EARLY PASS SALE Now through April 30 Purchase your 2017-18 Classic Season Pass or Ultimate Pass now through April 30 for the best rates! Plus you are eligible for a fee-free installment plan which makes purchasing a pass very affordable. If you are a new Classic Passholder, once your have paid in full you can start skiing THIS year on March 1st. Rangers, Eagles, Race team, Freestyle Team, Snowboard Team and Masters Programs also available now.

Nature’s Remedy cont. from page 21

Take Food Enzymes or PDA Combination with each meal to help the body digest fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Both of these supplements have HCl in them. PDA Combination is great for low HCl, improved protein and mineral digestion and the control of SIBO. Food Enzymes is great for anyone with poor digestion, especially seniors. It can also be taken on an empty stomach as an intestinal cleanser. Spleen Activator TCM or Intestinal Soothe and Build are both great for keeping the ileocecal valve (between the small and large intestines) healthy and closed. There will be tenderness and swelling in area of this valve or the lower right quadrant of the abdomen. Deal with stress and anxiety because they increase the sympathetic tones of the nervous system, causing decreased production of saliva and pancreatic secretions in addition to decreased movement of the bowels. Deep breathing, exercise, meditations and calming herbs will increase the parasympathetic tones causing increased saliva and pancreatic secretions, increased bowel movements and increased stomach and intestinal secretions. Other supplements: Catnip and Fennel is calming to stomach irritation, gas and bloating. Coral Calcium powder is used when someone truly has excessive production of HCl in the stomach. Calcium carbonate will suppress HCl production. Aloe Vera Juice is soothing and healing to the entire gastrointestinal tract, providing relief from irritation in the esophagus and the stomach. Eleven Elevated is a probiotic. Anti-Gas TCM helps acute indigestion with gas and bloating, pain in the stomach, foul belching, heaviness in the stomach after eating, loss of appetite, digestive secretions and overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. GastroHealth combines herbs to stimulate digestion, control H. pylori bacterial overgrowth in the stomach and soothes the stomach lining. Consultations are available for individualized guidance for GERD or other gastrointestinal concerns. THE GI SYSTEM IS THE BEGINNING OF OVERALL HEALTH AND OPTIMUM WELLNESS. *Adapted from a natural healing class with Steven Horne, master herbalist.



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

BARBARA STREISAND AND FRANK SINATRA:THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS Saturday, March 11 • 7pm University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Bromeley Family Theater 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA Two great artists paying tribute to their characters, singing the most memorable music and songs ever written. “A Match Made In Las Vegas!” All seats are $40. 814-362-2522



CATT. CO. ARTS COUNCIL 716-372-7455

CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS PARTY Saturday, April 1 Bartlett Country Club 32 Euclid Ave., Olean, NY The Arts Party is the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s largest annual fundraiser, helping to provide a whole year of amazing arts programming, advocate for arts and culture in the region, and provide support to local artists with professional development, exhibition and sales opportunities. Along with the presentation of the Annual Arts & Cultural Awards recognizing the amazing talent in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, the cocktail party also features two entertaining events that guests can join in on: a wine pull and silent art auction. Buying a $20 chance gets you into the wine pull. And if you want to add to your art collection, the silent auction table will be where you will want to keep an eye on the bidding so you can leave with the original artwork you have coveted all night. Buy your tickets at After your online purchase, a physical ticket will be mailed to you two weeks before the event, or you can pick it up at the Arts Council’s office, 100 West Main St., Allegany, NY.

MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION AND TREE TAPPING Weekends through March • 10am-4pm Sprague’s Maple Farms 1048 Portville-Obi Rd. (Route 305) Portville, NY It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time! Evaporators will be operating at the authentic old-fashioned sugarhouse along with tree tapping demonstrations, and demonstrations on how our Native Americans made maple syrup. Try sugar on snow, maple cotton candy, wagon rides to the sugarhouse, and other activities for the kids. For those of age, sample some Maple Chardonnay wine at the sugarhouse. 800-446-2753 OIL & GAS MEMORABILIA AUCTION Saturday, March 25 • 2-6pm Masonic Lodge 625 South Ave., Bradford, PA Attend an Oil & Gas Memorabilia Auction. There will be hors d’oeuvres included with admission, cash bar (beer and wine), and door prizes. Admission in advance is $5 or $10 at the door. Please Respond by March 20. 814-362-1955


Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Presents:


Friday, March 10th 7:00-9:00 pm

Cattaraugus County

Mardi Gras King and Queen Crowning Ceremony MADIGAN’S UPSTAIRS • 36 WASHINGTON ST. • DOWNTOWN EVL TICKETS: $30 before 3/3/17 • $40 at the door Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce • 9 W. Washington St. • 800-349-9099 •

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