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MAY 11 - 17, 2018 facebook/theEllicottvilleTimes

VOLUME 7 ISSUE 19 The Official Newspaper of the Village of Ellicottville, the Town of Ellicottville, Ellicottville Central Schools and the Towns of Great Valley, NY and Mansfield, NY

Smile! It’s the Happy Half!

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By Alicia Dziak

Come on, get happy! The Happy Half and 5K and Beer Mile return to Holiday Valley on Saturday, May 12. “It’s going to be fun!” said Gwen Bush of Endurance Factor, LLC, who organizes the race. While Gwen said there will be new surprises along the way, the course is the same as last year’s, and takes runners out of the resort and along Route 219 toward Great Valley. The always-entertaining Beer Mile starts at 1 p.m. hether you think drinking a 1 -o . beer, followed by a 400m run, and repeating three more times seems easy or hard, it’ll definitely be memorable! At press time, there were still slots open in the race, but Gwen said they are going fast. Race day registration will also be available is space allows. For the latest info, visit or their acebook page. Gwen also encourages spectators, and enthusiastically said how


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EVGV Trail Gets 501(c)(3) Designation, Preps for Upcoming Raffle Party

Ellicottville American Legion Post on Maples Road. The proceeds from the raffle will go toward the EVGV Trail, with a portion of the proceeds also benefiting the Nannen Arboretum. The trail committee last autumn erected its first EVGV trailhead at the Nannen Arboretum and Ellicottville Town Center site on Fillmore Avenue. The trailhead is a sign that progress is moving forward on constructing the first section of the trail, which will begin at the arboretum and continue east toward Tim Hortons, and officials hope the work will begin soon. Clearing the first section of the trail needed a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers for wetlands work,

By Rich Place

A letter from the Internal Revenue Service is not always welcomed by many, but a letter recently received by board members with the Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail was a cause of celebration. As the board looks to begin making visual progress on the proposed trail this year, a letter received from the IRS in mid-April informed them they are officially a 1(c)( ) organi ation exempt from federal income tax. The letter was one piece of news shared at the recent meeting of the trail’s board, which is also deep into the planning stages of its second annual Ham and Turkey Raffle Party following the success of the inaugural event last year. The event is set for 1 p.m. June 10 at the

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Residents to Cast Ballot Tuesday on ECS Budget By Kathleen Kellogg

“Tight” is how Ellicottville Central School District Superintendent Robert Miller described the 2018-19 spending proposition to about 15 residents, school staff and board candidates attending the Tuesday night hearing on the budget. The $12.75 million budget proposal contains a 3.51 percent increase in spending, while the $7.4 million real property tax levy is a 3.34 percent increase over the 2017-18 levy. Ballots will be cast Tuesday on the budget proposition, a $36,000 bus lease proposition and a $31,164 proposition for the library tax levy. Polls will be open at the

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Mom. hether you’re a little tyke needing her to mend a boo boo, a teenager needing tough love, a young adult needing guidance, or a woman needing a friend (or help with your own kids!) there’s no one in the world like your mom. If you’re lucky enough to still have yours around, Sunday, May 13 is the day to celebrate her and everything it means to be a mother. If you’re looking for a great way to be together, how about brunch? Not having to cook is a gift in and of itself. Check out the brand new Steelbound Brewery and Distillery at 6600 Route 219 in Ellicottville, which See Celebrate Mom, page 2





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Second Single Family Home Approved on Parkside By Caitlin Croft

The May meeting of the Village Planning Board opened with a public hearing for a Single Family Home on Parkside Drive. There were no correspondences received from the public and no members of the public were in attendance. This is in the Medium Density District and single family homes are an allowed use. This project requires a Site Plan Review and Architectural Design Review. All set backs have been met, zoning requirements, open space requirements and the floor to area ratios have been met. This is a one-floor home with vaulted ceilings, which is the height of a one-and-one-half story home. After the public hearing, action was made by the board to declare it a type two action requiring no

further review under the State Environmental Quality Review. There was also approval of the site plan with the following conditions: all required site improvements shall be completed prior to issuing the Certificate of Occupancy and the Grading Plan as shown on Sheet P1 shall remain in effect. There was a motion to approve the Architectural Design Review; there was a second and it was approved. New Business There was a complete application for an Architectural Design Review for 54 W. Washington St. This is for an addition on the rear and side of the home and adding a attached garage. The front of the garage sits 22.75 feet from the right of way and a 25-foot setback is required. A

2.25 variance was granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals. There was a motion to approve the Architectural Review with the following condition: a tree buffer with up to eight planings (5 foot at center and minimum 4 feet tall) must be installed on the west side of the building in order to obscure views into the windows. There was a second, and it was approved. Next, a motion was made to approve the minutes from the April 2018 meeting; there was a second and it was approved. Members of the four Ellicottville boards attended the Southern Tier West Local Government Conference at Houghton College on May 9. The next meeting of the Village Planning Board will be at 5:30 p.m. June 12 at the Village Hall.




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Continued from front page fun the race is to watch. “The runners love encouragement,” she said. “And and Beer Mile is hilarious!” The after-party, catered by Holiday Valley’s Centerplate, will also have food available for purchase to nonrunners. For all the pre-race and race-day work like handing out race packets, directing runners and distributing awards, Endurance Factor works with the Ellicottville Sports Boosters and the Springville Griffith-Institute track team. In exchange for their services, both groups receive a donation. “It’s just a great group of kids,” Gwen said of her volunteers. “They are fantastic and I couldn’t appreciate them more.” In addition, guests are asked to bring non-perishable food donations for the Ellicottville Food Pantry. After the race, Endurance Factor makes a food donation, as well as a monetary one, to the food pantry. “We always like to give back,” Gwen said.

The event schedule is as follows: Friday May 11 4:30 – 7 p.m.: Packet Pickup – Holiday Valley Resort (Main Lodge), Ellicottville Saturday May 12 7 – 9:30 a.m.: Packet Pickup – Holiday Valley Resort (Main Lodge) 10 a.m.: Happy Half Marathon Start 10:20 a.m.: Happy 5k Start 11:30 p.m.: Happy 5k Awards – Holiday Valley Resort 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Beer Mile Packet Pickup – Holiday Valley Resort 1 p.m.: Happy Half Marathon Awards – Holiday Valley Resort (Based on final finishers) 1:30 p.m.: Open Beer Mile (Two Waves) – Holiday Valley Resort 2 p.m.: Relay Sections: 2 person Beerlay – Holiday Valley Resort 2:45 p.m.: Beer Mile Awards

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opened just this week. They will be offering a special brunch buffet with specialty items like stuffed blueberry French toast and Pacific salmon with tequila lime sauce on the menu, along with bacon, sausage, three cheese mac and cheese, roasted acorn squash and more. Reservations are encouraged by calling (716) 803-2916. The Park Restaurant, located inside the Red House Administration Building at Allegany State Park, will feature their special Mother’s Day brunch from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The buffet will feature all the favorites like French toast, eggs, fresh fruit, shredded hash browns, ham, bacon and a cook to order omelette station. Is your mom the adventurous type? This Mother’s Day, moms climb free at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park. Reserve by calling the Harness Shop. Get mom in the trees for free with the purchase of any full price ticket! There are plenty of

other special events happening in WNY if you want to go a different route. On May 12 and 13, Rock City Park in Olean will hold their annual Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Show. The show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more. Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them. For info, visit www.RockCityPark. com. Does your mom like flowers? Check out Mother’s Day Weekend at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, May 11, 12, and 13. The whole family will delight in a trip to the tropical oasis for some time to relax and enjoy each other and nature. Mom will also delight in magically creative designs

on display as part of the Fairy and Gnome House Exhibit. May 11 is also National Public Gardens Day, which is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens www. May 12 is opening day at the Genesee Country Village and Museum, which isn’t just a place to visit on your kid’s fourth grade field trip! On Sunday, Mother’s Day festivities focus on two very important facets of 19th-century culture: fashion and chocolate! All mothers are admitted free on Mother’s Day! Fore more info, visit www.gcv. org Have you been to the Buffalo Zoo recently? Spend the day with mom as you explore the Zoo together! Moms get in for Free with paid child admission at regular price. For more info, visit Mom. She’s been there for you through thick and thin with her unwavering support and love. Let her know how much she’s appreciated this Sunday! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mark Alianello of MDA Consulting Engineers. “We were ready (and said) ‘we could get started on this in another week or so.’ Then we got January weather for another six weeks.” The state Department of Environmental

Conservation (DEC) has specific guidelines that must be followed for the protection of northern long-eared bats, and those guidelines change from April 1 to Oct. 31. Alianello said followup is needed to determine what steps trail officials

need to take to begin clearing the first section of the trail during this time period. He said it would be beneficial to at least begin getting part of the trail cleared before the ham and turkey raffle in June. Admission tickets for

the ham and turkey raffle are $20 and admits one person and a guest to the event. Complimentary draft beer, soft drinks and pizza are included. To purchase tickets for admission and cash prizes, contact MDA Engineers, 3 Bristol Lane

in Ellicottville or by phone at (716) 699-4650. Tickets are also available from trail and arboretum members. The EVGV Trail is a proposed 15-mile network of multi-use trails in the Ellicottville and Great Valley areas.


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Griffis Sculpture Park Announces Free Summer Programming

The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June. The activities are geared to all ages and supplies will be provided; however, some will request you bring an item to assist with the project – like a screen printing activity that will require guests to bring a white t-shirt. In addition, the third Saturday of each month will highlight a free guided tour beginning on May 19th. Park goers can also take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the park, making it the largest outdoor sculpture park in the U.S. Patrons are asked to donate the general admission fee to the Sculpture Park of $5 per adult, $3 for seniors/ students and children under 12 are free. The schedule of events is as follows: • May 19, Free Guided Hike, 12-2 p.m. • June 2, Found Rock Painting, 12 p.m. • June 9, Screen Printing Activity, 12 p.m. (bring a white t-shirt). • June 16, Free Guided Hike, 12- 2 p.m.

• June 23, Watercolor Painting at the Gate House, 12 p.m. • June 30, Kite Creation and Flying, 12 p.m. • July 7, Watercolor Painting at the Gate House, 12 p.m. • July 14, Found Rock Painting, 12 p.m. • July 21, Screen Printing Activity, 12 p.m. (bring a white t-shirt). • July 28, Free Guided Hike, 12- 2 p.m. • Aug. 4, Stream Walk Searching for Brachiopods, 12 p.m. (bring water shoes or rain boots). • Aug. 18, Free Guided Hike, 12-2 p.m. • Aug. 19, GSP Summer Festival, 12-7 p.m. • Aug. 25, Branch Sculptures, 12 p.m. The events will be taking place at the 6902 Mill Valley site of the park, at 6902 Mill Valley Rd. in East Otto. Guests are encouraged to bring a cooler or picnic and enjoy the sculpture park for the afternoon. or more info, visit www.griffispark. org.

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This summer, Allegany State Park will host its ASP Classic Car Cruise In events on the second Wednesday of each month from June through September. For classic car owners, the event provides a great place to cruise the roads of the park and show off their vehicle. For fans, it’s a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear. After cruising the park, vehicles will be displayed at the Red House Bathhouse parking area from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration is not required and all vehicles are welcome to be shown at this free event. For more information, contact the Environmental Education Department at (716) 3549101 ext. 236.

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For regulars at Allegany State Park, it seems like an eternity since the bridge leading from the Red House main entrance to the Administration Building was closed in order to rehabilitate the dam. The project has closed down the road since last summer, and also included lowering Red House Lake in August so that it has not been accessible to swimmers and kayakers since that time. However, the wait is nearly over, as the dam project is on schedule for a July 6 completion date. Work on the lake stone embankment and backside earth embankment resumed in May. Spillway apron removal and reconstruction also began in May. Roadway installation work, including the lakeside trail and guiderail, will be completed in June. According to park manager Tom Livak, “The lake level will be returned to normal pool elevation by mid-June, but the contractor will do everything possible to make it sooner if the weather cooperates and all remaining bridge/spillway/apron items can be completed.” The lake and lake basin remains closed to the public at this time as concrete work continues on the new bridge and spillway area.

Lake levels are expected to return to normal pool elevation sometime in June, but no date has been set since weather may affect timing. Due to the unusual weather events of the past few months, Red House Beach will be closed on Memorial Day Weekend. As an alternative for patrons, plans are underway to open Quaker Lake Beach for swimming on Memorial Day Weekend and the weekends following until the beach opens daily for the start of peak season on June 23. Red House Beach is expected to be open for the beginning of peak season, if not sooner.


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ECS NEWS Ellicottville Central School Students Go ‘Quintessentially Quebec’ By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter

The Canadian province of Quebec is home to the only fortified city in North America. Encircled by a wall, one might think that the Quebecois would be snobby and standoffish. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Ellicottville Central School French students partnered with Brocton High School for the trip of a lifetime. Little did they know that their journey would break down more walls than the city is known for. Though coach bus 302 was an hour late to the pickup point, our driver made up for it with his charisma and hilarity. Chaz, an exceptional DJ, kept the entire bus entertained for the 12-plus hour bus ride. Upon arrival in Quebec, we were greeted by Steeve, our tour guide. Quebecois to the core, he regaled us with tales of his homeland that never ceased to bore. When asked about his name, he informed us that a spelling mistake must have occurred long ago, and, being an easy-going people, the Quebecois stuck with it. After a good night’s sleep at the Hotel Clarendon, us weekend trippers were ready to go. Armed with umbrellas and good walking shoes, we took on Old Quebec. We toured with Steeve for several hours; he explained the history behind the churches and statues, and we listened as best we could without being too distracted by all the new sounds and smells. As we explored the upper and lower parts of this magnificent city, we also experienced some muscle soreness. Quebec was built on a very steep hill for military protection. As we lunched in the Lower City, I asked Alex Hunt if he was enjoying himself. “My

favorite part of the trip is learning about Quebec’s history,” said the ECS freshman. “I enjoyed beating the other school’s history buff to the guide’s questions. Quiz Bowl abroad!” After visiting Quebec’s citadelle and attempting to move a cannon, we journeyed to the mall. Two small Nalgene water bottles and one stuffed owl later, we were back on the bus. The Sugar Shack, a maple syrup farm and dinner destination, welcomed us with fiddle music and fun. We dined on meat pie, chicken, egg, soup, baked beans, sausage, and crepes. Adam Silvernail, a freshman, particularly enjoyed his time. “The food definitely wasn’t lacking,” said the ECS 9th grader, “and could be improved by the addition of maple syrup. Jamming on the spoons was enjoyable. The line-square dancing less so. It was a good meal with a good fiddler entertaining the lot of us.” I found the traditional French-Canadian dancing quite exhausting and a possible cardio workout alternative. We drove back to the hotel with disco lights and music blaring. The next day, we breakfasted at Chez Marie, a small rural establishment known for their exquisite homemade bread and maple butter. We visited St. Anne’s Cathedral, admiring the beauty of its stained glass windows and mosaics. It was haunting to see the ceiling-high shelves filled with crutches, cancer treatment masks, and wheelchairs. Afterwards, we journeyed to a family owned copper workshop. Operated by sisters, it keeps the magic of copper art alive. We all drew an image on a thin sheet of the metal and extruded it with tools. Boasting our new creations,

we drove to the Montmorency Falls. This chute of water is 99 feet higher than Niagara Falls. We stood on the bridge, watching the brown water rush into white froth. It was anxiety-inducing. After some free time (and lots of shopping) in Old Quebec, we were taken to a tower reenactment. Two women, dressed as British captains, treated us as new army recruits. We split into four teams, playing various games to earn points. Simon Lin, a game participant, remarked that the reenactment was a very educational experience. “The actors were a little over the top,” said the ECS sophomore, “but they were nice. The activities made sure that we were not bored, and I learned a lot about British torture methods.” Lin had been

the lucky demonstrator of what happens to an insubordinate in the army. After a lovely dinner and nighttime ferry ride, it was time to say goodbye to our beloved tour guide. “As many Quebecois, Steeve, our guide, shared his love and pride for Quebec,” said Dolores Whistler, Ellicottville’s French teacher. “His love of the history, as well as the land, seasons, and culture showed in every minute we were fortunate to share with him. His au revoir message to our group was learn a language so you can meet and know new people, and make new friends.” Practicing French, after all, had been the purpose of the trip, and many Ellicottville students had taken advantage of the

opportunity. Rylie Aldrich, a senior, put all six years of her learned French to use. “Being able to speak French outside of the classroom is an enjoyable experience,” she said. “When I was able to understand the questions of the shopworker, and they could comprehend, as well, it made me feel excited to learn more. When you can speak a language of a country, it makes the time that you spend there feel a little more genuine.” And genuine our time truly was. As Ellicottville exited the bus, hugs and tears were exchanged with the Brocton students. Forever friends had been made, and the memories would never be forgotten. Quebec, the accent of the north, had changed us for good.


Haskell Tosses Another Shutout in the Rain, Blanks Ellicottville By Sam Wilson

ELLICOTTVILLE — Ally Haskell successfully battled the elements, and the Eagles, to escape with another shutout Friday night. The St. Bonaventure-bound Haskell has only allowed one run in seven starts now for the Franklinville softball team, finishing her sixth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over five innings. The teams played through rain showers and paused for a lightning delay in the fourth, but resumed play to finish the CCAA East II game before field conditions worsened by the end of the fifth. But Franklinville coach Allan Dunlap welcomes the opportunity to merely finish a game after an April schedule marred by weather postponements or cancellations. “It's a credit to Matt (Finn, Ellicottville’s coach) for getting the field ready,” Dunlap said. “I got here at 3:15 and he's working on the field by himself. So for him to get the field ready so the kids could play is a credit to (Ellicottville). It was nice to get it in with the few openings we have left and teams to fill in spots.” Haskell struck out 10 in a two-hitter and had two hits of her own and an RBI. Amy O’Neal and Amy O'Neal and Renee Szymanski drove in the Panthers’ other two runs. Ellicottville’s Evie Cortez struck out three and held the Panthers to three hits in her first pitching start of the season after

mostly playing shortstop. Cortez, who plans to play at Niagara University next year, also had a hit Friday and owns the only run off of Haskell this year, hitting a solo homer in a 10-1 loss April 23. “I moved a freshman up and she is in Quebec today, our other pitcher pulled a muscle in her hip so she's out and our third pitcher, Linnea Jimerson, tore something in her shoulder,” Finn said. “So I said, 'Evie, I need you to throw today.' This was the most she's thrown — she's put in one other inning for us this year — and for the situation, she did an excellent job.” Finn hopes his Eagles (4-5) showed enough to give some hope in the event of a Section 6 Class D playoff rematch. “You want to be disappointed because you lost,” he said. “But they're a quality team and we actually got some solid contact off of her today so that's promising. I don't know if we'll see them again, but if we do at least we know we can hit. I feel a little better about it, you know?” In other ECS softball action: North Collins 7, Ellicottville 1 ELLICOTTVILLE — Rebecca Cyrek, Brianna Krawcyk, Morgan Mathis and Ella Swanson all had two hits while Cyrek fanned seven while scattering six hits to lift North Collins over the Ellicottville softball team on Monday, May 7. For Ellicottville (4-7), Sierra Maybee finished 3-for-3.


O’Striker’s Slam Paces Eagles Past North Collins ELLICOTTVILLE — Hunter O’Striker hit a first-inning grand slam and Austin Grinols fired a complete-game twohitter to key Ellicottville (6-6) to a stunning baseball triumph over first-place North Collins on Monday . Spotted with an early lead, Grinols struck out six and surrendered three walks for the Eagles, who

handed NC (7-1) its first league loss of the year, 6-0. Griffin Chudy and Steve Rowland (RBI) both went 2-for-4 in the win. “Just like that, it went over the right field fence,” ECS coach Chris Mendell said of O’Striker’s home run, which came after a single and two walks. “It was easily the biggest hit of his life.

“He’s been hitting the ball well, and we’re really happy for him. His grand slam put us on the right track. Austin pitched outstanding, but he pitched with contact and his defense was behind him the whole time.” David Gullo and Brandon Sielinski recorded the hits for North Collins.

Ellicottville’s Sarah Sheffield gets the throw just ahead of Franklinville’s Dani Haskell for the out at first base. Photo by Derek Gumtow/Olean TImes Herald.

GOLF RECAPS ELLICOTTVILLE — Josh Dombeck recorded a team-best 46 as AlleganyLimestone, now 10-0 (8-0 league), earned a pair of wins at Holiday Valley over Ellicottville, 33.5-21.5, and CattaraugusLittle Valley, 30-25. C-LV edged the Eagles, 28-27. Daniel Taapken carded a 2-over-par round of 37 to earn medalist honors and help Cattaraugus-Little Valley (8-3, 7-2) to a split. Mitchell Sexton paced Ellicottville (6-9, 4-6) with a 49. AT ELLICOTTVILLE Allegany-Lime.: Dombeck 46, Lippert 49, Davis 49, Campbell 50, Lechner 51 Cattaraugus-LV: Taapken 37, Goodenow 42, Grube 58, Steffy 58, Hill 60 Ellicottville: Sexton 49, Stuve 50, Caldwell 50, McGuire 51, Hutchinson 64 Ellicottville 29.5, Franklinville 25.5 Cattaraugus-LV 36.5, Franklinville 18.5 Cattaraugus-LV 33, Ellicottville 22 FRANKLINVILLE — On a day that started out sunny, three of the four contested area high school golf matches were shortened due to rainy and windy conditions Friday.

Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s tri-meet with Franklinville and Ellicottville was one such match. But the Timberwolves will take their victory. Daniel Taapken carded a 27 over six holes and Jacob Goodenow and Ben Grube added 32 and 33, respectively, to lead C-LV to a sweep on Friday. The Timberwolves (7-2, 6-2) topped Franklinville, 36.5-18.5, and Ellicottville, 33-22. Ellicottville beat Franklinville, 29.525.5. Dylan Burton recorded a team-best 35 for the Panthers, who fell to 0-10 (0-8 league). Michael McGuire led Ellicottville (6-7, 4-4) with a 30. AT FRANKLINVILLE (Through six holes) Ellicottville: McGuire 30, Caldwell 36, Stuve 37, Leiper 38, Jimerson 51 Cattaraugus-LV: Taapken 27, Goodenow 32, Grube 33, Hill 36, Winters 38 Franklinville: Burton 35, Learn 36, Brown 40, Clark 41, Lockhart 45

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ECS Performers of the Week Last week, The Ellicottville Times introduced a new feature, ‘ECS Performers of the Week.’ This space aims to highlight notable achievements by Ellicottville Central School athletes. The Times welcomes suggestions from all high school sports, which can be sent to Sam Wilson at This week’s inaugural honorees, from the week of April 23-28:

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FRANK NEFF Senior, Baseball

Frank Neff’s bat came alive last week, helping the Ellicottville baseball team capture a victory over Cattaraugus-Little Valley and putting up another big game in a loss to Pine Valley. Neff had two RBI in a 15-9 home win over C-LV on Monday, April 30. Then on Tuesday, May 1, he went 3-for-3 with two more RBI, but ECS fell to Pine Valley, 12-3. Now 6-6 with a Monday upset over North Collins, the Eagles, after hosting Frewsburg on Wednesday, visit C-LV on Friday (4:30 p.m.), complete a suspended home game with Franklinville on Saturday and visit Pine Valley on Monday to finish league play.

COURTNEY SEXTON Freshman, Softball

Only a freshman, Courtney Sexton showed her pitching ability and helped her own cause Tuesday, May 1, in a 19-5 victory over Pine Valley. Sexton and the Eagles’ defense held the Panthers to five runs on five hits as they improved to 4-5 on the season. She also had three hits as part of a big offensive day for the team. After losses to the league’s top two teams by record, Franklinville and North Collins, the Eagles (4-7) look to finish their league season strong hosting Frewsburg on Wednesday, visiting Cattaraugus-Little Valley on Friday and Pine Valley on Saturday.

ECS SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday, May 10 B Boys Modified Baseball Home vs Salamanca @ 4:30 p.m. Girls Modified Softball Home vs Salamanca @ 4:30 p.m.

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Girls Golf @ Southwestern Boys Varsity Baseball Away vs Catt-LV Girls JV Softball Home vs CLV Girls Varsity Softball Away vs Catt-LV

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Boys Modified Baseball Home vs Portville Girls Modified Softball Home vs Portville Girls Varsity Softball Away vs Pine Valley

Monday, May 14

@ 4 p.m. @ 4:30 p.m. @ 4:30 p.m. @ 4:30 p.m. @ 11 a.m. @ 11 a.m. @ 11 a.m.

Golf Sectional Qualifier @ Bartlett CC Boys Varsity Baseball Away vs Pine Valley Girls Varsity Softball at Clymer

@ 9 a.m. @ 4:30 p.m @ 5 p.m.

Boys Modified Baseball Away vs Franklinville Girls Modified Softball Away vs Franklinville Track & Field @ Franklinville

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Boys Golf Home VS Portville Girls Golf Home VS Fredonia Boys Modified Baseball Home vs Catt LV Boys Varsity Baseball Away vs Randolph Girls JV Softball Away vs Olean Girls Modified Softball Home vs Catt LV Girls Varsity Softball Away vs Randolph

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Wednesday, May 16

Rock City Park to Host Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Show Rock City Park will host its annual Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at its location at 505 Route 16 in Olean. The show will include returning popular artists and craftspeople as well as new artisans, who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more. Vendors will be located indoors but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge

rocks and crevices in, under and around them. Admission is $ 5 and mothers and children under 12 get in free. Rock City Park is home to one of the largest natural displays of quartz conglomerate in the world and attracts thousands of global visitors each year. While you're there, stop by the fl uorescent rock room, history museum and gift shop. For more information on this event, visit or call 866-404ROCK or (716) 372-7790.

Vendors Sought for Randolph’s 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival RANDOLPH — The Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC) is currently accepting vendor applications for crafters and food vendors for the 46th annual Arts and Crafts Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 16 in downtown Randolph. The festival is a one-day event that runs

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features arts, crafts, food and entertainment for all ages. The event is held rain or shine. Those interested in participating in the event can contact RACDC at 358-9701 ext. 208 or racdc@ Vendor applications can also be found online at

Howard Hanna Welcomes Caitlin Croft Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, at 34 Washington St. in Ellicottville, announces with pleasure that Caitlin Croft is now a member of their professional sales staff! Croft is motivated and ready to serve your real estate needs!

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A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities May 12 Happy Half Half marathon and 5K, Holiday Valley. May 12 Springville Craft Beer & Wine Festival Springville Volunteer Fire Company Tickets $ 25 presale or $ 30 at the door. 4 to 7 p.m. May 12 Clean up days for the Nannen Arboretum For more information on this event please visit http:/ / www. May 12 Rock City Park 2018 Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Show For more information on this event please visit http:/ / www.RockCityPark. com May 13 Mom’s Climb Free on Mother’s Day at Sky High Adventure Park Please visit www.

May 13 Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet at Allegany State Park For more information visit https:/ / www.facebook. com/ Allegany-State-ParkShops-Restaurant428953827197437/ May 31 BCH Foundation Garden Party Springville Country Club. Tickets available from kkane@ 5 to 8 p.m. June 1-3 Girls Getaway Weekend Ellicottville June 2 2018 Allegany Garden Festival For more information on this event please visit http:/ / June 8 -10 Ladies SUP Retreat Weekend with Adventure Bound on the Fly Please call for further details about the event. 716-217-4047

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or email info@ adventureboundonthefl y. com June 10 EVGV Trail Ham and Turkey Party Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 pm. At the Ellicottville American Legion. June 16 Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle race. June 16-17 Ellicottville Paddle Festival Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley. www. adventureboundonthefl y. com Starting June 29 Ellicottville Stroll The Streets Every Friday from 5pm 8pm through August 31. June 29-July 1 Ellicottville Summer Music Festival Featuring Uprooted (June 29), Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx (June 30) and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with fireworks (July 1). Tickets and more info, July 7 America Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino. Tickets $ 35. at 7 p.m.


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themselves smiling too. Trust me, spend some time with a person who wears a genuine smile and see if it is not catchy. Tap into a memory. Recall just one happy time— a trip, a moment, a kiss—that brings these memories alive in your mind. Rethink your situation. OK, you work at Holiday Valley. Look out your window… and smile. Focus on the things in your life that you really appreciate, and you should be grinning in no time!



the sale, please drop them off by Thursday, May 24th. Artwork at the Library – currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by local painter Miranda Turner. Come check out these beautiful works of art!

Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tues/Wed until 8 p.m. Closed Sundays (716) 699-2842 Copper Enamel Class – Come join instructor Cathy Lacy on Wednesday, May 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to make your own copper enamel jewelry. There will be time to make several pieces including pins and pendants. Available to adults and children over 12. Class is free but please call the library to register as class size is limited.

school senior or college student) as a summer intern to help with the children’s Summer Reading Program. Any student interested in applying for this position should stop by the Library or call 699-2842 for more information. Applications due June 4th. Book Sale – Memorial Day Weekend – The Library book sale will be open Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th from 10 am until 5 pm. The book sale will continue for another two weeks and be open during normal business hours. If you are bringing books to donate to

Summer Intern Position Available – We are pleased to announce the generous donation of funds from the Rotary Club of Ellicottville Foundation for Youth to hire a local student (high

Adult Coloring – come join Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress free, creative break in your day! Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Ellicottville Library. Free program, all supplies provided. Bring Out Your Inner Child!!! Knitting (& crochet) Club – The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. The next meeting is May 21st from 6-8 pm. Note: All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles! Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. www.ellicottvillelibrary. org – check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.


Michael Levi Kent 1961-2018

ELLICOTTVILLE — Michael Levi Kent, 56, of Ellicottville, passed away Saturday (May 5, 2018) at his home. He was born Sept. 18, 1961, in Springville, a son of the late Clarence and Barbara Simko Kent. Mr. Kent owned and operated Namilar Farm in Ellicottville for many years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Ellicottville and the FFA. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Buffalo Bills; and being a farmer — he loved his animals. He is survived by a son, Levi Kent, and a daughter, Mollie Kent, both of Ellicottville; a grandchild, Ryan; a brother, Larry Kent, and a sister Natalie (Paul) Hicks, both of Ellicottville; two stepdaughters, Shauna Skinner of Cherry Creek and Sierra (Bobbie) Corson of South Dayton; several nieces and nephews; and his two best friends, Jimmy Joe Pierce and Ed McClure. Friends called Wednesday (May 9, 2018) at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley. Funeral services were held Thursday (May 10, 2018) at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Religious Services

Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 5pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am & 10:30am

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820, Services 5pm Sat

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville

6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Thrive Alive Contemporary Worship Service Sun 9am, Traditional Worship Service Sun 11am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 10am

Local Community Meetings All meetings are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Ashford (2nd Wednesday) Cattaraugus Village (2nd Monday) East Otto (2nd Tuesday) 6pm Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) 6pm Ellicottville Village (2nd Mon) 6pm Great Valley (2nd Monday) Humphrey (2nd Monday) Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) Little Valley Village (2nd Tuesday) Mansfield (3rd Monday) Otto (3rd Tuesday) Salamanca City (2nd Wednesday) Salamanca Town (2nd Tuesday)

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Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Mansfield 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 257-9138, Sat 7pm, Sun 10am

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“The High Tide Club” by Mary Kay Andrews

When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons attorney Brooke Trappnell to her 20,000 acre barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never actually met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She is hiring Brooke for two reasons: first, to protect her island from those who would despoil her land, and second, to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available by downloading for free the eBook or eAudiobook version to your own device. Don’t forget, you can access over 15,300 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!

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Three students from the N atural R esources class at the Ellicottville C areer and Technical Education C enter recently par ticipated as C itizen S cientists and collected data for C ornell U niversity. They are par ticipatin g in a continuing statewide-study on invasive aquatic species that may have migrated to lo-

cal streams. A ccompani ed by Guidance C ounselor V incent Oliverio, the students samp led Great V alley, M ansfield and B eaver M eadows streams, with three sampl es at different locations on each stream, and recorded the GPS coordinates for each site. A ccording to Oliverio, water is collected then vacuum- drawn through a fine filter, which collects the DN A of organisms in the water. The filters are carefully pl aced in a collection tube with a buffer solution, then the sampl es are sent back to C ornell U niversity for DN A analysis. He said the speci es they are interested in are Sea Lam pr ey, A sian C arp, R ound Goby, N orthern Snakehead, W hite Perch and A sian Swamp Eel. R esults will be made available on C ornell’s website.

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naming the park; • during the reopening of Kill Buck Park, discuss having a Community Picnic as a part of Great Valley’s Bicentennial; • people will have a chance to air their opinions on future Kill Buck projects; and • everyone is encouraged to come and share their vision of how to improve

the Kill Buck community. The hope is to see anyone interested and the number of people attending this meeting will be used to help determine interest in the future Kill Buck events or projects. Anyone who cannot attend but would like to be involved, should call Bob Patterson at (727) 7420546.

Great Valley Senior Group Meeting Change of Location Due to a scheduling confl ict, the location of the Great Valley Senior Group’s May 16th meeting has been changed from the Great Valley Fire Hall to the Humphrey Fire Hall located at 4591 Humphrey Road, Town of Humphrey. Please spread the word.

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The Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail will host its second annual Ham and Turkey Raffle Party at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Ellicottville American Legion Post, 6500 Maples Road in Ellicottville. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the EVGV Trail, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Nannen Arboretum. Admission tickets are $20 and admits one person and a guest into the event. Complementary draft beer,

soft drinks and pizza are included. In addition to dozens of drawings for free ham and turkey, attendees will be eligible for cash drawings valued up $4,000. Winners need not be present to win the cash drawings. “For an inaugural event, we felt last year was huge success for the trail project thanks to the support we received from the people who attended, and it was a really fun time as well,” said EVGV Trail Committee President

Ken Hinman. “So our committee has decided to target an early June Sunday each year — with Sunday, June 10 as the date this year — as the annual event continues to grow it.” To purchase tickets for admission and cash prizes, contact MDA Engineers, 3 Bristol Lane in Ellicottville or by phone at (716) 699-4650. The Ellicottville – Great Valley Trail (EVGV Trail) is a proposed 15-mile network of multi-use

trails that will expand the active transportation and recreation options for area residents and visitors. The first section of the trail is scheduled to break ground this spring at the Town Center on Fillmore Avenue in Ellicottville, with a trail head constructed adjacent to the Nannen Arboretum. Donations to help launch the trail can also be placed on the EVGV Trail website at www.evgvtrail. org.

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