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How Can You Become a Safer Skier or Rider?

January 1-31 National Learn a Snowsport Month January 18 Riglet Park Grand Opening Holiday Valley January 25 Harley-Day Valley Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley and HoliMont Celebrate National Learn a Snowsport and Safety Awareness Month

January 25-26 Greater Olean Sports & Outdoor Recreation Show February 7-8 AMSOIL Seneca Allegany Snocross

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February 8 Phoenix “Rise to the Challenge” Race HoliMont

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions learning to become a better skier or rider? Or maybe you’ve never tried either and have decided it’s time to enjoy winter more? Or perhaps you’ve skied for years but want to give snowboarding a whirl?

February 9 Aspire’s Ski the Valley Holiday Valley February 10-11 Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic - Holiday Valley

Learn to Ski or Board You’re in luck! January is National Learn a Snowsport month and what better place to learn than at one of Ellicottville’s famous ski resorts! At Holiday Valley, ski and snowboard lessons are available for everyone — ages 3 and up, of all abilities. In honor of Learn a Snowsport month, Holiday Valley is offering 20 percent off their Learn to Ski or Ride package during the month of January with lessons are available daily on any day. New this season is the Riglet Park, a special teaching area for children ages 3–5, which allows instructors to teach snowboarding to the younger set in a way that will ensure they love the experience. The program utilizes super flexible snowboards, specially designed for young children, and a “Riglet Reel,” a retractable leash that enables

February 15 Boarding for Breast Cancer Holiday Valley February 15 Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Griffis Sculpture Park February 16 Art Roscoe Loppet Allegany State Park February 22 Penguin Paddle Holiday Valley

Jan. 18 Riglet Park Grand Opening

March 7 Celtic Thunder Fundraiser Ellicottville Town Center March 6 Ski Day for United Way HoliMont March 8-9 Mardi Gras & Winter Carnival Ellicottville • Holiday Valley

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New EVL Town Board Local Governments to Focus on Infrastructure, Long Term Members Sworn in Financial Stability in 2014 2014 Reorganization Meeting Held Jan. 8

By Jann Wiswall

Rick Jackson, co-owner of the Ilex Inn and an ERA Team VP real estate agent, and Steve Crowley, operations director at Holiday Valley,

were formally sworn in as Town of Ellicottville board members at a special organizational meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Both Jackson and Crowley were elected to four-year terms in November. This is Crowley’s second term and Jackson’s first. Jackson replaces John Northrup, who did not run for reelection. Other board members include Greg Fitzpatrick, president of Fitzpatrick and Weller, and Ken Hinman, owner of Hinman Contracting. During the organizational meeting, the board went through a laundry list of items that need authorization by the board each year. None of the actions substantively differed from the previous year. The board designated its official depositories See Ellicottville Town page 11

By Jann Wiswall

Several long-term projects and a focus on financial stability will be a major focus of the area’s local governments in 2014. DOT Improvements A huge project for both the Town and Village of Ellicottville and the Town of Mansfield is being done

By Alicia Dziak

So many people in Western New York and beyond consider Allegany State Park (ASP) a second home. During the summer months, its hundreds of cabins and campsites are overflowing with happy campers enjoying the swimming, fishing, hiking trails and all else the park has

Receives Awards for WW II Military Service

Franklin R. West presented with military medals from Senator Catherine Young.

During a ceremony at the Little Valley VFW Post on Jan. 4, 2014, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean) presented Sergeant West with the military medals he earned while serving overseas during World War II. After being contacted by the West family, Senator Young worked to ensure that Sergeant West’s honorable service was duly recognized and he received the long overdue awards his service merits. “The incredible story of Sergeant Franklin West’s service is an inspiration, and I am honored to be able to take part in recognizing him today. For his willingness to put himself on the line for us in World War II and bear the wounds of battle for our sake, he deserves our utmost respect and thanks. May the prestigious awards he receives today serve as a constant reminder for us of the price of freedom and those who have bravely defended it,” said Senator Young. Born in Napoli, N.Y., on Jan. 6, 1925, U.S. See U.S. Army Sgt. West page 11

wheelchair ramps and curbs at five intersections in the village along Washington Street. The sidewalk project originally was proposed by HoliMont and Ellicottville leaders as far back as 2006. After it agreed to undertake the project, the DOT included the other two projects in order See Local Gov’t 2014 page 5

FOASP Celebrates Successful First Year

U.S. Army Sgt. Franklin R. West

In recognition of his outstanding record of military service, U.S. Army veteran Franklin R. West has finally received the military decorations he deserves.

courtesy of the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). The three-part project includes: installing sidewalks and making drainage improvements along Route 242 from HoliMont all the way into the village; improving the intersection at Elizabeth Street/Fillmore Street/Route 219 and; rebuilding the

to offer. Come winter, visitors enjoy the snowy wonderland for snowmobiling, crosscountry skiing and other winter sports. No matter what time of year you like to visit the park, it’s beautiful, and to maintain this beauty requires a lot of hard work. To help with some of See FOASP page 13

Seneca Gaming Corporation Lauded as one of Western New York’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ Buffalo Business First, a leading weekly business news publication in Western New York, has chosen Seneca Gaming Corporation as one of the region’s “Most Admired Companies” for 2013. The publication asked readers, businesses and its staff to make suggestions and nominations, and selected 21 companies in the region based on factors

such as growth, success, diversity and contributions to the local community. Since opening Seneca Niagara Casino on December 31, 2002, Seneca Gaming Corporation has grown into one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York. Today, the company employs more than 3,900 workers at its three casino

entertainment properties – Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca and the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo. The combined annual payroll of the Seneca casino properties is more than $100 million. In addition to good-paying jobs, See Seneca Gaming page 10


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Christmas 2013 wasn’t the same for the family of Jeanette Kohler. Jeanette died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas morning. She was laid to rest Jan. 6, 2014, in Willow Dale Cemetery in Bradford, Pa., with a graveside service offered by Pastor Tom Pierotti of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Bradford. Jeanette was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, which she attended faithfully until she could no longer drive. Jeanette left a legacy of an enthusiastic love of life, which she approached with a positive attitude. Her cheery outlook and eternal optimism saw her through 96 years. Her friends and family are quick to say, however, that her opinions could be very assertive. Jeanette loved her Swedish background and left her family with memories of Christmases past of traditional Swedish decorations and memorable meals served in the cozy atmosphere of her little house on Snow Brook Road in Great Valley where she and her husband, Alan, lived after his retirement from Zippo in Bradford, Pa. Her baking extended to her neighbors who looked forward to her tin of Swedish Christmas cookies left on their doorstep. In 1935, she married Alan, who passed away in 1988. Jeanette was literally the woman behind the successful man, nurturing his love of skiing and his many involvements in promoting ski organizations all over western New York. “She was exactly the kind of wife I want to be,� said granddaughter Julie Nuss. Alan and Jeanette were original members, in 1938, of the Ellicottville Ski Club. The old timers remember how

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Last Sunday, the 5th of January, the Kids Escaping Drugs organization came down to HoliMont to host the 16th annual SkiScape event. SkiScape, for those of you who are not familiar, is a time-honored tradition at HoliMont. Every year just following the New Year, Kids Escaping Drugs partners up with HoliMont in order to raise funds for the development of its facilities and the continuation of its programs in Western New York. Kids Escaping Drugs is an organization that is unique to this area. Throughout the country, there are children who are in need of drug and/ or alcohol treatment, only they are placed in facilities with adults. Thanks to Kids Escaping Drugs, this does not happen in Western New York. The Kids Escaping Drugs Campus consists of three buildings that house up to 62 chemically dependent youths ages 12 to 20. Renaissance House is a 30-bed intensive treatment facility for boys, Stepping Stones is a 16-bed girls’ residence, which combines both inpatient and continuum of care programs, and the Promise House is a 16-bed continuum of care residence for boys. “Kids Escaping Drugs is extremely grateful

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A new year is always an excellent time to make a fresh start. It’s during this time that we seem to stop and reflect on what was good about the past year and what was not so good. Typically, we make resolutions with very good intentions to change behaviors, diets and direction. It’s at this time of year that my studio fills up. Most folks assess their weight and overall physical appearance due to the excesses that coincide with the holidays — and belly fat is a major area of concern. Belly fat comes in two types:

subcutaneous fat, which is the kind you can pinch, and visceral fat, which is located deep inside the abdomen. Visceral fat is more dangerous, since it can increase your risk for heart disease. Contrary to what a lot of people think, the belly is not a stubborn fat zone. When you engage in moderate activities and cut calories, most of the fat you lose first will come from your belly. Try this: Every day, aim to get 30 minutes of exercise, spend no more than six hours sitting down and keep a food journal so that you stay accountable to mindful eating. Eat fiber. Whole grains help flush the digestive tract, leading to a flatter stomach. They also help you to feel more satisfied. Soluble fiber found in apples and oatmeal appears to be an especially effective fat fighter. For the most benefit, get 25-30 grams of fiber a day. Calcium and vitamin D found in dairy products are

also belly good. Increasing calcium suppresses calcitriol and lowers your fat tissue’s production of cortisol, the hormone known to increase visceral fat. Eat you fruits and veggies. According to a University of Florida study, people who ate more from plant-based foods were slimmer. Enjoy healthy fats. Not all fat makes you fat. In fact, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids found in some nuts and oils help you to stay lean. Burn fat. Ab exercises tone, but you need cardio to torch the fat that’s hiding in your abs. Try alternating the intensity. Commonly known as interval training, this method of training is really effective and actually fun. Get your zzz’s. People who slept less than five hours a night gained more belly fat than those who got more than six hours, according to a Wake Forest University study.

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Escaping Drugs provide preventative education, early intervention and addiction rehabilitation to the youth in WNY. We look forward to many more opportunities to work with the wonderful people at HoliMont.” Each season, one of the attractions of this event is the Firefighter Ski Race. Firefighter crews from all over the state traveled to HoliMont to compete for bragging rights and a pretty impressive trophy. This year the North Boston team, led by HoliMont Safety Patroller Sean Crotty, won the 1st place trophy. “Every year the firefighters who attend this event look forward to being able to ride the lifts and spend time with the young people who come out for Kids Escaping Drugs,” said Crotty. “It gives them time to connect with young people who they might not otherwise be able to spend time with on an average day. Plus, it connects two great traditions that they are all passionate about: firefighting and skiing.” Back in the main chalet, the silent auction featured some fantastic items that ended up collecting a lot of bids (at the time this article went to print, the fundraising total for the day was not available). There were donated items from both the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, dining packages, golf and spa packages, products from local ski shops and much more. If you’re interested in contributing to the Kids Escaping Drugs cause, check out www. makeachange.wny.org.

By William Thomas

The Answers to All Our Postal Problems North America’s postal services are drowning in debt. They have never figured out how to adjust to the digital age. Half of the mail is now being delivered electronically and the post office still has us licking glue. Canada Post just announced a slash and burn policy that cuts jobs, reduces delivery service and jumps the cost of stamps by 35 percent. For the third time in as many years, the U.S. Postal Service just defaulted on its debt load of 5.6 billion that it can’t pay the U.S. Treasury. (And still Americans want Saturday mail delivery?!) The CEO of Canada Post is a man named Deepak Chopra. I know what you’re thinking ... where does a guy who’s written 50 books about holistic medicine while sitting crosslegged in an Indian ashram find the time to run a national postal service?! Well, that might be the problem right there. After announcing the slashing of 8,000 jobs at Canada Post and the end of door-to-door delivery of mail in urban areas, Deepak “The Postie” Chopra took the sting out of it all with some comic relief. Everybody slammed the price hike of stamps. The postal union went ... well, postal over the loss of 8,000 jobs. City dwellers railed against the idea of walking to a neighbourhood box to retrieve their mail. And Chopra, who gave himself a bonus last year worth 33 percent of his salary delivered his punch-line defense with a straight face. “The seniors are telling me,” he said, “I want to be healthy, I want to be active in my life.” Yeah, Canadian seniors are really looking forward to the all-new Canada Post fitness program in which they’ll walk to a centralized mailbox and back each day. Except of course, those who can’t walk. Ah Deepak, the seniors are telling me they’d really like to get their monthly $551.54

pension cheques delivered to their door instead of paying cab fare to go and pick them up. Also, they say they wouldn’t turn down a sweet 33 percent increase in that monthly subsistence allowance they worked their whole lives. How to fix our postal systems and have some fun? First, nobody needs mail delivery more than three times a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are adequate and that way, your bills will arrive less frequently. In my case, if I received my junk mail on Monday, which is also recycle day, I could just toss it in the blue box next to the mailbox and I won’t have to haul it up to the house. But the real solution to our postal problems is donuts. Donuts, coffee and the daily addiction Canadians and a growing number of Americans have to Tim Hortons. There are 4,000 Tim Hortons franchises in Canada, 200 in the United States with more on the way. Think about it - Canadian and American postal services own buildings in prime downtown locations in every village, town and city from coast to coast. Tim Hortons is the fastest growing coffee shop franchise on the continent. Down by almost half in business, post offices have nothing but vacant space. Tim Hortons is searching for ideal spaces to lease in downtown areas. Bingo! The all-new Post Office &Tim Hortons Centre, a place for us to go and not only receive our mail but read it with a coffee and a cruller. The post office gets a lease-paying partner and Tim Hortons gets an immediate North American expansion plan. It’s a natural, I tell you. A natural. And all those thousands of postal workers who are about to lose their jobs. They go from delivering mail in bad weather to pushing cups of decaf and croissants across a counter in a lively little cafe. From

business bills to buttered bagels - their work place remains the same. Plus Tim Hortons “Roll Up The Rim To Win” contest? That could now be operated by the U.S. Treasury to help pay off the post service’s debt. As far as seniors picking up their own mail, forget about those community mailboxes. In Canada, we have more older people spending their leisure time at Tim Hortons outlets than senior citizen centres. Any time of day, all day, Canadian seniors congregate at Tim Hortons to complain about the government, whine about the weather and discuss how it is humanly possible that Justin Bieber’s scrawny butt can stay inside those baggy pants when they are clearly belted at his knees. Trust me, a national caffeine addiction is a good thing. If Colorado had a Tim Hortons for every 8,000 residents in that state, which is the company’s marketing rule of thumb, they would not have legalized marijuana. Hyper is more productive than being mellowed out. There’s also a nice human touch that comes with bringing a Tim Hortons to your town. Last year in Windsor, Ontario, a woman gave birth in the washroom of a Tim Hortons donut shop and she named the kid Timbit after those tasty little mini-donuts. Think about it, America. Merge your post office with this donut franchise and in a few years you too could have a bunch of children running around named Maple Dip and Apple Fritter. For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to www.williamthomas.ca

ECS Ski Team Race Results Sat. Jan. 4, the Ellicottville Ski Team went to a race at Swain Ski Area. Womens’ Giant Slalom: Shelby Toth 22nd Mens’ Jessie Both 9th, Alex Paddock 15th. Womens’ Slalom: Shelby Toth 17th. Mens’ Slalom: Jessie Both 7th, Alex Paddock 19th. The next race will be Jan. 11 at Swain Ski Area. Keep up the good work!

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to improve safety for vehicular and pedestrian traffic alike. Meanwhile, municipal leaders are focusing other resources on additional infrastructure projects throughout the area. Town of Ellicottville In the Town of Ellicottville, Supervisor John Burrell expects to complete renovations of the Town Center building at Fillmore Drive and Parkside Road. The building, formerly known as the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service building, now houses the town and village courts. It also houses offices for Extension Service staff and additional leased office space. Final renovations to its auditorium are nearing completion and a patio leading to the Nannen Arboretum will be installed as soon as weather permits. The auditorium and patio is available for lease for weddings, meetings and other special events. Burrell also expects to invest in upgrading and/or replacing some highway department vehicles in 2014 in order to ensure that town roads are kept in good shape year round. In addition, the multi-year East Tank Project should be completed in 2014. If all goes smoothly, the new water tank will be erected and filled in time to allow the village to begin repairs at its reservoir. Burrell said he will be working with the town board this year to develop a new fiveyear plan for capital projects that may be necessary in the future. “We need to gradually build up reserves to avoid bonding projects and increasing taxes,” he said. Village of Ellicottville In the Village of Ellicottville, Mayor Charlie Coolidge expects to invest in new public works department vehicles to “keep the streets and sidewalks in good shape for visitors, business owners and residents.” He also will be proposing a balanced 201415 budget with no increase in taxes. Coolidge says that 2014 is the year the village needs to

start looking at bonding to pay for the next phase of villagewide repairs and improvements to the water and sewer system. The first payment for this phase of the project, which was mandated by the state, will be due in 2016, which is when a current bond held by the village will be paid off. Coolidge expects that the cost of the second bond roughly equals the cost of the first, so that there is no need to raise taxes. “One should balance out the other,” he said. Another priority for the village, said Coolidge, will be to work with the Ellicottville/ Great Valley Trail Committee to build support for the portion of the proposed trail that would go through the village. Town of Great Valley The Town of Great Valley has been working over the past year to address a number of issues related to inadequate property maintenance by homeowners. Supervisor Dan Brown and the board have been discussing changes to local zoning laws and establishing penalties to encourage homeowners to follow those laws. More news on this topic is expected soon. Town of Mansfield The Town of Mansfield still has some work to do before it fully recovers from the 2012 fire that destroyed its highway department barn and vehicles. While a new barn was completed in 2013 and most vehicles have been replaced, the insurance settlement is not yet final. Supervisor Bob Keis expects that process to be done soon after one last replacement truck is delivered. While Mansfield was able to replace most of the building and equipment using insurance funds received, it was also necessary to borrow $200,000 and use most of what was in the town’s surplus fund. Keis said he will work with the board to rebuild the surplus over the next several years. “Fortunately, taxpayers weren’t hit with an increase, but that was because there was a surplus to work with,” he said. “We want to get back to normal as soon as possible.”

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Keis also said that the town will be looking for ways to boost funding for highway maintenance — the town’s single biggest expense and most important function. Keis expects that property tax revenues generated by new development, especially at HoliMont’s WestMont Ridge development, should help meet this goal. Ellicottville Central Schools Ellicottville Central Schools (ECS) is making a big infrastructure change this year — a major renovation and rehabilitation of the facility. Architectural, engineering and budget plans currently are being reviewed by the State Education Department. The state’s review process should be completed by April or early May. Construction should start in June and it is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete the project. Plans call for electrical, masonry, ventilation, accessibility and security improvements, partial roof replacement and a 100’ x 50’ addition to the back of the existing gymnasium in order to create a multi-purpose athletic and performance space that will be used for sporting events, concerts, graduations, testing, large-group instruction, distance learning and more. The ECS staff is busy locating alternative spaces to hold these activities while construction is under way. In addition to the construction project and all its ramifications, school is, of course, in session. Staff and the board will continue to do everything needed to implement the Common Core curriculum and APPR process, which Superintendent Mark Ward expects to go more smoothly with a year under students’ and staff members’ belts. Over the next several months, the board also will be working on the 2014-15 budget, which is always a challenge given the cost of doing business continues to increase and state revenues continue to decline.

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HOLIDAY VALLEY - So Much To Do - So Much Fun!

Yodeler Lodge features a retail shop, the Marketplace CafĂŠ and two bars. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located in the heart of the Valley, right at the base of the Yodeler Quad chair.

Holiday Valley Lodge, new in 2012, is the location of the Mountainside Grille, McCarty CafĂŠ, two bars, Snowsports School desk, the Equipment Rental Shop and the High Performance Demo and Repair shop.

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Centerplate, the food vendor for Holiday Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s six food locations, is fortunate to have two fabulous chefs leading the culinary teams in creating a seamless interface between the technical aspects of serving several thousand people per day and extremely satisfied customers. This week, meet resort chef Dave Seitz, who is responsible for catering in all of Holiday Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lodges, winter and summer. Dave has spent his entire life in the food and beverage industry. He attended Alfred University, but he says his most valuable training was on-site through Ogden Food Service and Marriott. He owned his own restaurant, Seitzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Country Lodge in Yorkshire in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s, then worked for 12 years at Holiday Valley. He spent 20 years at the Buffalo Yacht Club, and returned to Holiday Valley in 2008. An interesting fact about Dave is that he opened The Hearth restaurant in the Clubhouse Chalet in 1982 and closed The Hearth in 2008 when John Harvardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened! When asked about his philosophy of food, Dave said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love my job! Holiday Valley is the premiere place to be and I am so proud to be a part of it. We not only cook, but we feel it is our responsibility to create the whole package for skiers, golfers, conference attendees, brides and even kids at the pool. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just cooking; it is creating the end result.â&#x20AC;? He continued, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is my responsibility and pleasure to train all the kitchen staff, yet allow them to keep their individual characters. Each year, we have about 50 returning staff and 50 new staff, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of training and teaching to create a well-oiled machine.â&#x20AC;? Dave thinks the ideal employee starts with a positive attitude. A background in culinary arts helps, but the skills can be taught if the employee has ambition and willingness to learn. With his experience and the support of Centerplate and Holiday Valley, Dave feels he can handle any food situation that arises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important to me is to have everyone smiling, both customers and employees,â&#x20AC;? he said. It is a major challenge to effectively and efficiently operate the six winter food venues that serve several thousand people a day, while dealing with the unexpected variations caused by weather. Dave has set up teams responsible for each restaurant and each venue has a chef. Dave is the director/overseer for each building, or as Dave says, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x153;conductor of the orchestra performing the food symphony!â&#x20AC;? When asked what his goals are for this winter, Dave answered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year Holiday Valley was #2 in slopeside food according to the SKI magazine reader survey. We want to be #1! We are moving toward many more fresh and healthy options, while giving customers good value.â&#x20AC;? Examples are the new Race Day Breakfast at Yodeler with special quick and healthy options on race days and the Tannenbaum Lodge burrito bar and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Dave explained, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re establishing an identity for each lodge by keeping the favorites but adding to the variety using many locally sourced and healthy foods.â&#x20AC;?

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Holiday Valley Riglet Park Grand Opening Jan. 18

On Jan. 18, Holiday Valley will be opening its Riglet Park, a specialized teaching area for children 3–5 years old located at the Outpost at the base of School Haus East adjacent to the Creekside Lodge. “The Riglet Park allows us to teach snowboarding to the very young in a way that they will love the experience. We now have equipment and a lesson area that takes their size and physical capabilities into consideration,” said Rich Rumfola, supervisor of Holiday

Valley’s Mountain Adventures Children’s Program. The program utilizes flexible Burton snowboards, as small as 80 centimeters that are specially designed for young children. The snowboards have beveled edges and convex bases to help prevent falls and a “Riglet Reel,” a retractable leash that enables the coach to pull the child around the park and over the features. The boots are soft and comfortable featuring easy entry Velcro closures.

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The park is built on flat terrain with mini rollers, banked turns and very lowlevel boxes and rails. As the coach pulls the child over the features using the Riglet Reel, they learn snowboarding skills by experience. The learning curve is shortened and the kids finish the lesson feeling like real snowboarders. Once they learn the skills in the Riglet Park, the kids will move on to gentle slopes and eventually all over the mountain.

Safety First Skiing, riding and safety go hand in hand. Since January is also Safety Awareness Month, it’s a good time to familiarize yourself with the practices needed to keep you and others safe on the slopes. “Ski and ride with safety and common sense” are words to live by when enjoying winter sports.

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and basic equipment rental, for only $30, a savings of $50 off the regular price. A private package is available for $65, almost half of the regular price of $120. In addition, a group of three or more of the same ability may purchase a 90-minute group lesson for only $25 per person. Gather up some friends and take advantage of this great deal! “HoliMont offers small class sizes with professional instructors, and the hills aren’t crowded during the week, so it’s a great time to come,” said Wendy Frank, HoliMont’s ski school director. “We offer numerous specials throughout the week and are happy to accommodate special requests for groups.” For more information, call HoliMont at (716) 699-8159.

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Learn a Snowsport/Safety the coach to pull the child around the park and over the features. This allows kids to learn snowboarding skills by experience, without having to be taught. The park can be used for teaching skiing skills to children as well. The Riglet Park is located at the Outpost at the base of School Haus East, adjacent to the Creekside Lodge. “Holiday Valley offers a fullservice school for guaranteed success,” said Ron Kubicki, Holiday Valley’s ski school director. “First-timers are greeted by a staff member as soon as they enter the Learning Center located in the Creekside Lodge. They can register, get their equipment and meet their instructor all in one place. We aim to make the entire experience a very positive one.” For more information on the various lesson packages available, visit www. holidayvalley.com. HoliMont is offering their Learn to Ski or Snowboard package at a huge discount this month. The package, available on non-holiday MondaysFridays, includes a beginner group lesson, paired with the beginner area-only lift ticket

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A responsibility code, a set of guidelines to follow to help keep skiing and riding safer for you and others on the slopes, is posted on the websites for both resorts. In addition, Smart Style, a terrain park safety initiative developed by the National Ski Area Association and Burton Snowboards, has been implemented at the terrain parks at Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Detailed guidelines for personal safety, chairlift safety are listed as well, and it’s a good idea to review them all before you head out. For instance, carry ID and a phone number to call in case of emergency. If you’re new to the resort, pick up a trail map. Keep your equipment in good condition, and tune your skis or board regularly. Knowledge and common sense go a long way in keeping yourself and others safe this winter. Be sure to check out the safety information at www. holidayvalley.com/exploreour-mountain/ski-ride-saftyon-the-slopes and www. holimont.com/safety before you hit the slopes!

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For rent or purchase 1-3 BR condos from $93,500; townhomes from $389,000. Ski in/Ski out! Close to golf course and lifts.

At a luncheon at John Harvards in the beautiful Tamarack Club, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, Holiday Valley Realty Company recognized the success of their top performing agents.

L-R - Fred Graham, Craig Dininny, David Terathen, Linda Moss, David Blanchard, Tara Bowen, Kameron Brooks, Jim Pierce, Judy Gross, Joany Bund. Missing from pic: Vicki Emke, Deb Doro, Joe Eysaman, Matt Hartburg and Joe DiPasquale

Pictured above, l to r: David Trathen, Holiday Valley CFO, Craig Dininny - Sales Goal and Technical Advancement winner, David Blanchard, High volumne winner, Jim Pierce, “Piercerverence” Award, Kameron Brooks, Esq., Broker and Joany Bund, Sales Manager

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Simply Food: Indian Spiced Meatballs By Liz Bares

This holiday season I didn’t cook much at all — save for Trader Joe’s tamales and chicken dumplings. I was down and out with a nasty sinus infection. I couldn’t smell or taste anything, and when that happens I get very depressed. Thankfully, my pantry is stocked with essentials and I was able to whip up some easy meals for the family while I convalesced on the couch. I could actually taste last night’s meal and it was pretty good. It took about 45 minutes to prepare and everyone was happy. We had kale millet cakes and Indian spiced meatballs. I used up my last bag of kale from Canticle Farm and I’m anxiously awaiting the Jan. 7 market day to stock up on more. Canticle Farm is hosting a winter market this year and I, for one, am very pleased. Fresh greens and sweet carrots in the winter are truly a blessing. However, they have taken it one step further and invited several other farms to participate. There are fresh eggs, meats and baked goods to go along with all the fantastic produce. Yay, Canticle Farm! You can find out more at www.canticlefarm.org. The following recipe is for the meatballs.

Indian Spiced Meatballs 1 pound grass-fed ground beef (you could also use turkey or chicken, just not the extra lean variety or your meatballs will be very dry) 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (feel free to knock this amount back a bit if you don’t care for cilantro) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust according to your heat tolerance) 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon olive oil plain Green yogurt (optional) Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add olive oil to an 8” x 8” pan and swirl around to coat. In a large bowl, add meat, egg, breadcrumbs, cilantro, spices, salt and lemon juice, making sure to really get everything mixed together well. Use your hands to incorporate the ingredients. Once everything is nicely mixed together, take your tablespoon and scoop out one rounded tablespoon of mixture and roll into a tight ball. Then place the meatball into the prepared pan. Continue until you have used all your meat mixture and keep the meatballs fairly snug in the pan. I had approximately 24 meatballs out of one pound of meat and there was some space left over in my pan. No worries, as long as your meatballs are snug the extra space will not matter. Place the pan into the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Meatballs should be cooked through and look brown. I served these with a scoop of plain Greek yogurt on the side. My kids ate about five each, which left plenty for my husband and me. This recipe can be doubled nicely.

ECS Sports SCHEDULE keeping healthcare local !

Start 2014 in Better Health and Wellness at Home and Work OLEAN – GOACC’s membership committee hosts seminars every six weeks featuring a topic of concern to our membership. The next seminar is set for Wednesday, Jan. 23, at noon, and will be held at the Greater Olean Area Chamber office at 120 North Union Street in Olean. In this lunch and learn, Excellence in Wellness LLC

executive Kelly A. Stranburg will show attendees easy steps to creating a workplace wellness program. Kelly will educate attendees on the importance and benefits of offering an employee wellness program. She will also review easy steps to implement programs that can have a positive impact on employees. Future seminars include: Marketing Seminar, March

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TBA by Jeff Andrulonis of Colonial Media and Entertainment, and Diffusing Intense Situations, April TBA by Dr. Tom Delaney. The seminars, held at the Chamber office are free for members, with a $10 charge for non-GOACC members. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact GOACC at 372-4433 or email betty@oleanny.com.

Friday, January 10 6:00PM Girls JV Basketball vs. Forestville 7:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Forestville Monday, January 13 6:00PM Boys JV Basketball vs.Pine Valley 7:30PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Pine Valley Tuesday, January 14 6:00PM Girls JV Basketball @ Pine Valley 6:00PM Boys JV Basketball @ Fillmore High School 7:00PM Boys Varsity Basketball @ Fillmore High School 7:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball @ Pine Valley High School Thursday, January 16 3:30PM Boys Varsity Bowling @ West Valley (Springville Lanes) 6:00PM Boys JV Basketball vs. West Valley 7:30PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs. West Valley Friday, January 17 3:30PM Boys Varsity Bowling@ Allegany - Limestone (Central Lanes/Salamanca) 6:00PM Girls JV Basketball @ West Valley


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Ellicottville Lodging Options Abound By Jann Wiswall

Ellicottville is a destination area for a lot of reasons. Visitors take advantage of its ski resorts, snowmobile and cross-country trails, shopping, dining, art and more at all times of year. With so many activities to tire you out, there also is a wide selection of inns, motels and hotels with comfy rooms of many shapes and sizes to settle into for a relaxing night’s rest. Whether you’re looking for a place to just crash or want a little or a lot of luxury, Ellicottville has something for everyone at every price point. Be sure to ask about mid-week specials and other discounts. Inns and B&Bs For those seeking a smaller, more intimate stay in Ellicottville, several B&B’s and inns are available to choose from. The Black Dog Lodge, just five and a half miles north of the village on Route 219, offers four guest rooms (for two people) and two efficiency rooms with kitchens (for up to six guests). Guest rooms offer lavish linens, fireplaces, en suite baths with Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs, robes and many other amenities. The efficiencies are perfect for families with children under 14. The Lodge is set amid beautiful grounds with a stocked trout pond and wooded trails on more than 50 acres. Call (716) 699-6900 or visit www. blackdoglodge.com. The Edelweiss Lodge is located in the heart of Ellicottville and is just minutes from Holiday Valley and HoliMont. The lodge sits on two acres of prime real estate with many different options The Black Dog Lodge

including private rooms, suites and chalets. There’s also a covered fire pit on the property for warming hands or marshmallows, a pool, tennis courts and other summer amenities. Call (716) 6992734 or visit edelweissskilodge.com. The Ilex Inn is an “elegant country inn and couples retreat” located just a few blocks from the village of Ellicottville. The inn offers six luxurious, romantic guest rooms with their own

The Ilex Inn full baths, as well as an adjoining cottage with minikitchen. Along with custom décor and period antiques, rooms feature fireplaces, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and cable television. The inn’s amenities include a year-round backyard hot tub, pool, patio, common sitting rooms and lounges, and a dining room where breakfast is served each day. Call (716) 699-2002 or visit www.ilexinn.com. Located in the center of the village, The Jefferson Inn is a charming 1800’s Victorian inn with beautifully furnished rooms and “incredibly comfortable beds and mattresses.” There are four lovely bedrooms and one luxury suite in the main house, plus two efficiency suites with kitchens for families with young children or pets. Guest rooms have private baths, robes, access to the outdoor hot tub and many other amenities. Breakfast is included

for all main house guests. Call (716) 699-5869 or visit www. thejeffersoninn.com. Just across the road from Holiday Valley, you’ll find the Sugar Pine Lodge, an intimate Bavarian-style lodge that offers private, luxurious suites. Each of the five beautifully decorated queen suites with private baths, fireplaces and all the modern amenities you need have private entrances. Sumptuous breakfasts are prepared by the lodge’s private chef, who, with advance notice, can also prepare private dinners. Call (716) 699-2912 or visit www.sugarpinelodge.com.

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Olympics Unite Nations of the World

BY JEFF MARTIN

Never more is my faith restored in humanity than during the Olympic Games. Winter, summer – the games could be held in a back alley in Chinatown and still my faith in humanity, in the essence of competition, would be restored. While the opening ceremony, with its parade of nations, can be a bit lengthy and tedious, there are glimpses of human divinity, of hope, of resolve and complete faith in cooperation among peoples and nations. We’re now less than a month away from the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Provided no terrorist incidents occur, it will mark yet another moment in human history where people of different races, genders and religious backgrounds come together and compete. In honor of the Olympics, I’d like to offer some fascinating bits of information about the ancient games, which are traced back to 776 B.C. I’d also like to put the word out that I’m looking for future human interest stories concerning Western New York residents who are or were somehow connected with current or past games. Email at the address below. The first games were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were held on the plains of Olympia. Records show that the games were like giant flea markets or fairs, with hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of vendors and peddlers traveling hundreds of miles to sell their wares and services. The games continued for 12 centuries until Emperor Theodosius declared that the games were “pagan cults.” They were banned shortly after. Then, in 1894, a French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, proposed a revival of the games, and thus the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born. Many of the events, including javelin and sprinting, were done barefoot and naked. Imagine the furor that would cause in our modern times. The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924, and Norway has won the most medals (263) at the winter games. The Olympic Games are believed to owe their purity and importance to religion, specifically to the cult of Zeus. Ultimately, the games were aimed to show the physical qualities and evolution of the participants. Event winners received their first awards immediately after the competition. The Hellanodikis, or Greek judge, would place a palm branch in his hands while spectators cheered and threw flowers to him. Red ribbons were tied on his head and hands as a mark of victory. The official award ceremony took place on the last day of the games. Names were said aloud, as were the winners’ fathers’ names and homelands. Then the olive tree wreath, or kotinos, was placed on the winners’ heads. With that, I wish all nations good luck in Sochi. (Feel free to contact Jeff at jwmartin38@gmail.com.)

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employees of Seneca Gaming Corporation receive generous benefits, such as access to a free Team Dining Room and Fitness Center, both open 24 hours a day. The progressive company has many additional healthy initiatives, such as diabetes prevention and smoking cessation programs, as well as a health office with services offered free-of-charge, with no need for co-payments or insurance. Over the past 11 years, the company and its owner, the Seneca Nation of Indians, have also helped to drastically change the economic development landscape in Western New York, completing more than $1 billion worth of construction projects at its casino properties and the award-winning Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston, N.Y. The company spends more than $100 million per year with local vendors and suppliers. In fact, local partnerships have taken center stage at the newly-opened Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, where the company has partnered with some of the most notable eateries in the area to create the menu for its Buffalo Savors Grill restaurant. There, customers can feast on signature Western New York items, such as chicken wings from Duff’s Famous Wings, beef-on-weck from Charlie the Butcher, Italian sandwiches with family-recipe sauces from Ilio DiPaolo’s, pizza from Franco’s Pizza, desserts and pastries from Chrusciki Bakery, and gelato from Sweet Melody’s.

“We have been extremely fortunate to have been at the forefront of an exciting era of economic rebirth in Western New York,” said Kevin W. Seneca, chairman of the Seneca Gaming Corporation board of directors. “Our employees, our business partners and the millions of guests we have welcomed over the past 11 years have helped us build a foundation of success and excitement that we hope to carry forward for years to come.” Awards and recognition have been a hallmark for the 11-year gaming corporation. Its two resort properties – Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca – have earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for each consecutive year since 2006 and 2009, respectively. Only 3.8 percent of the 59,000 AAA Diamond-Rated establishments throughout North America and the Caribbean earn the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating for upscale accommodations and outstanding guest service, and the Seneca casino resorts represent two of only three such designated hotels in all of Western New York. “We want guests to view our properties, and to view Western New York, as a premier entertainment destination,” said Cathy Walker, president and CEO, Seneca Gaming Corporation. “That goal goes beyond brick and mortar. Not only do we strive to make the

quality of our games, hotels, restaurants, amenities and other aspects of our operation world-class, but we also take the same approach to the quality of service our guests experience every time they walk through our doors. That is the true difference-maker. Our people are, without question, the best in the business.” For all of its business success, Seneca Gaming Corporation has placed a decided emphasis on giving back to the community. In 2012, a $1 million neighborhood beautification fund assisted more than a dozen local businesses and causes in Buffalo near Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. The company also donated $1.275 million to Niagara County Community College towards the creation of the Culinary Institute in downtown Niagara Falls. Seneca Gaming Corporation also donates hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to local charities throughout Western New York. Through the company-sanctioned Team Seneca Cares program, team members can earn a paid day off by volunteering for and/or contributing to a minimum of eight community causes and events throughout the year. “This is our home,” Seneca said. “Western New York steps up to help community causes. That is part of the inherent culture that makes Western New York a special place and it’s part of who we are as a community, as a company, and as individuals.”

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Condo Properties For families, larger groups or those looking for accommodations with all the benefits of a home, renting a condominium for a few days, weeks or the season is a great option. EllicottVillas offers spacious, luxury vacation condominiums with rustic modern décor, eco-friendly features, and designerappointed furnishings and details. Units have two master suites and an additional bedroom with bath, fully equipped kitchens, plenty of living and relaxing space, fireplaces, wet bars, garages and more. Call (716) 699-6600.

Located on the Wall slope at Holiday Valley, SnowPine Village offers ski-in, ski-out convenience. All properties at SnowPine Village are privately owned; most are rented through Holiday Valley Rental Management. The units are available year round and can be rented by the night, weekend, week or longer. Condominiums with one, two or three bedrooms, plus several townhouse units, are available. Call (716) 699-2912 or visit www.snowpinevillage.com. Hotels and Motels For those looking for a more traditional hotel experience, the Ellicottville area has a nice range of options with different levels of amenities. Just off I-86 at exit 20, Holiday Inn Express at 779 Broad St. in Salamanca may be a cost-effective and convenient option for families or for those who plan to combine skiing in Ellicottville with a visit to the Seneca Allegany Casino. With 65 guest rooms, this newly built Holiday Inn Express offers an indoor pool, fitness room, in-room coffee makers and complimentary continental breakfast. Call (716) 945-7600 or visit www. holidayinnsalamanca.com.

The Inn at Holiday Valley The Inn at Holiday Valley can stay at the Telemark and was named Snow Country then walk right over to the lifts. magazine’s top hotel in the The property offers you “just Ski Area Design Awards and what you need: a comfortable stay at affordable prices.” Telemark offers double or king bed rooms, a two-bedroom suite and an A-frame suite. Call (716) 699-4193 or visit www. telemarkmotel.com. At the Wingate by Wyndham located in the midst of Ellicottville’s shops, bars and restaurants, guests are offered well-appointed rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, microwaves and refrigerators, along with a free breakfast buffet and a free newspaper. In addition, the is noted for its comfortable property includes an indoor atmosphere and friendly staff. pool, fitness room, whirlpool, The inn offers 95 guest rooms free parking, business services and seven suites. Located at and handicap-accessible the base of the Sunrise quad guest rooms. Call (716) chairlift, guests can take 699-6000 or visit www. advantage of ski-in, ski-out ellicottvillewingateinn.com. access, a heated indoor-outdoor Rental agencies pool, a hot tub and sauna, a Of course, there are many lobby bar, a fitness room and other wonderful rental options complimentary continental in Ellicottville during ski breakfast. Plus, there’s a free season that include apartments, shuttle to Holiday Valley’s base private homes, condominiums lodges. Call (716) 699-2345 or and townhomes. If the above visit www.holidayvalley.com. properties are booked for Tamarack Club is Holiday your preferred dates, if you’re Valley’s four-star, slope-side looking for a seasonal home condominium/hotel. Rental to rent or you have something units range from standard else in mind, please call: hotel rooms to one-, two- and Holiday Valley Rental three-bedroom condominiums Management, which handles and accommodate from 2-10 more than 250 properties, people. The location is ideal — including condos/townhouses Tamarack is steps away from at Alpine Meadows, Fox the Holiday Valley Lodge and Ridge, SnowPine Village, Pine the Mardi Gras, Cindy’s and Tree Village, Wildflower, area Creekside chairlifts. Guests chalets and nearby country and have access to the indoor- village homes. (716) 699-2000. outdoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, www.holidayvalley.com. fitness room, parking garage, ERA Team VP Vacation shuttle service, room service Rentals, which manages from John Harvard’s Brew rentals of private homes, House and much more. Call townhomes, apartments (716) 699-7000 or visit www. and many other properties holidayvalley.com. throughout the area. (716) 699The Telemark Motel is 129 4800. www.myteamvp.com. steps from Holiday Valley’s Sunrise chair! That means you

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According to the American Red Cross, nearly 125 Red Cross blood drives had been cancelled in 17 states due to the extreme cold and blizzard conditions as of early this week, “resulting in almost 4,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations.” The weather doesn’t keep hospital patients from needing blood, though. One in every seven hospital patients will need a blood transfusion during their stay. And just one donation supplies enough blood products for as many as three patients. So during this year’s blood donor month, the Red Cross is asking everyone to please consider making an appointment to donate blood or platelets as soon as possible. To give whole blood, you

must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, meet certain height requirements and be in general good health. New York allows 16-year-olds to donate with their parents’ consent. Other aspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected — each donor receives a brief physical examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin levels are measured. To make a platelet donation, certain other criteria must be met. Talk with your blood donor professional to see if you’re a potential platelet donor. Several blood drives are coming up in the Ellicottville area next week. While

appointments are encouraged and are easily made online at the Red Cross website, www. redcrossblood.org, walk-ins are also welcome. January 13 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1-6 p.m. 6360 Route 242 East, Ellicottville, NY 14731 January 15 Salamanca American Legion, 1-6 p.m. 67 Wildwood Ave., Salamanca, NY 14779 January 17 United Congregational Methodist Church, 1-6 p.m. 134 Broad St., Salamanca, NY 14779 For additional blood donation opportunities and locations, visit www. redcrossblood.org

70’s Music and Dance Party! All 70’s music, prizes for best tie-dye, best 70’s outfit and best pet rock! Basket auction, raffles, 50/50’s, snacks, refreshments Saturday January 11th, 2014 from 6-10 PM Springville Volunteer Fire Hall 405. W. Main St, Springville, NY Proceeds will benefit Fox Wood Wildlife Rescue, Inc $20 advance, $25 door For tickets call: 592-1861 Or online : http://foxwoodrehab.typepad.com/

Annual Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Griffis Sculpture Park Feb. 15 Sculptures Lit First Time in Event History

Mark your calendar for Feb. 15, 2014, when Griffis Sculpture Park opens its grounds for the annual Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, which will take on an especially romantic note this year. With snowshoes from The City Garage, you and your friends will trek through the winter wonderland at Griffis while you view the park’s

many unique sculptures, lit up for the first time in the event’s history during this magical evening. After the hike, enjoy chili by Balloons Restaurant while listening to live music. Cost for the event is $50 and includes snowshoes, live music, chili and beer! Reservations are required and must be made in advance by

calling (716) 667-2808. The event runs from 5–8 p.m. and proceeds benefit the Arts & Education Program of Buffalo. The park is located at 6902 Mill Valley Rd., in East Otto, N.Y. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ pages/Griffis-Sculpture-Park.

Salamanca Garden Club Meeting Jan. 13 The Salamanca Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 pm, at the United Congregational Methodist Church, 134 Broad Street, in Salamanca. The theme for this year is

Garden Mosaics---the Many and Varied Types of Gardens to Feed our Souls. In January, we will be discussing a garden for the birds. For a hands-on activity, members will be creating various bird treats to lure birds

into their backyards. All supplies will be provided. You may want to bring a pair of disposable gloves. For more information, contact Nan Miller at 9453845.

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Army Sgt. Franklin R. Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military service began when he was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 15, 1943. Sergeant West would serve for the next two years, five months and seven days, with 11 months and 10 days of that time spent overseas in World War IIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s European Theater, either in combat or convalescing in hospital from battlefield injuries. As a rifleman, Sergeant West arrived in Europe on Sept. 1, 1944, and was assigned to the 112th Infantry Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division, or the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keystone Division,â&#x20AC;? which would go on to become one of the most decorated infantry divisions in the U.S. Army. Under the command of Major General Norman â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dutchâ&#x20AC;? Cota, the 28th fought for the liberation of Paris and, with Sergeant West, then pushed forward into Germany, attacking German forces in the HĂźrtgen Forest in a battle that would become the longest battle on German ground during the war and the longest single battle the U.S. Army has ever fought. From Sept. 19 to Dec. 16, 1944, over approximately 50 square miles east of the Belgian-German border, American and German divisions engaged in fierce fighting. In a dense labyrinth of wellcamouflaged pillboxes with interlocking fields of fire, thick belts of barbed wire, and dense minefields set up by the Germans, the U.S. Army sustained heavy casualties, with at least 33,000 killed or wounded. During the battle, the 28th Infantry Division was assigned the task of capturing the Town of Schmidt and intercepting a major German supply route. In the first phase, on Nov. 1, 1944, Sergeant Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 112th Infantry Regiment took responsibility for the main effort â&#x20AC;&#x201D; capturing the Village of Vossenack before crossing the Kall River gorge and capturing Schmidt. This required moving through more than three miles of extremely difficult wooded terrain, barbed wire and mine fields. In the battle, Sergeant West sustained multiple gunshot wounds and mortar injuries. He was shot twice in the head, once in the chest, and took shrapnel in the leg and foot. Recounting the experience, Sergeant West recalled how a nurse at the hospital asked him if he had sustained either a bullet wound or a shrapnel wound. He recalled responding that â&#x20AC;&#x153;it went through there so darn fast I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell her.â&#x20AC;? The U.S. Army Office of

History has given a detailed account of the battle and Sergeant Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participation in it. The account notes that after a barrage of enemy machine gun fire that decimated advancing troops, American 2nd Lt. John B. Wine (Sergeant Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Platoon Leader) crawled to within 25 yards of the German position and knocked out at least one machine gun with a hand grenade. At the lieutenantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signal, two squads of troops then assaulted the position and overcame the remaining German gunners before moving onward to the Village of Vossenack. Sixty years later, now retired Army Col. John B. Wine recalled in an interview that while charging into enemy fire, a bullet struck his rifle, knocking it out of his hands. He turned and saw Private West on the ground, trying to wrap a bandage around his head wound. Amid the barrage of heavy mortar and automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Wine helped wrap the bandage around his head. He then took Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rifle and ammunition and proceeded with the attack. Lieutenant Wine and Sergeant West would not see each other again for 66 years. After being contacted by a dentist researching the survivors of the platoon, Sergeant West was given Lieutenant Wineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s telephone number. In May 2010, nowretired Col. Wine received a tongue-in-cheek message from Sergeant West: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want my rifle back.â&#x20AC;? The colonel knew it was Sergeant West and the two brothers in arms have remained in contact ever since. Despite his chances of survival after the Battle of the HĂźrtgen Forest being doubtful, not only did Sergeant West recover, but he returned to combat in what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess I was going to come back to the states, but then when the Battle of the Bulge came, anybody that could walk they grabbed and sent back to the front,â&#x20AC;? Sergeant West recalled of the lack of fresh reinforcements. At the Battle of the Bulge, Sergeant West and Allied forces successfully beat back a German counteroffensive in the Ardennes region that Germany launched immediately after the Battle of the HĂźrtgen Forest. After the Battle of the Bulge, Sergeant West and the U.S. Army continued its push eastward into Germany, where he would be wounded again.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was riding in a truck when a German threw a shell in. There just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t room for it,â&#x20AC;? said Sergeant West. Sergeant West recovered again and after the German surrender in May 1945, rather than remaining with occupying forces in Germany, Sergeant West boarded a troop ship back to the United States on July 27, 1945, where he began preparing to join the fight against Japan in the Pacific. As the war with Japan also came to a close, Sergeant West was later honorably discharged from the Army on Dec. 5, 1945. After completing his years of honorable service defending our country, Sergeant West returned to Western New York where he married Joyce Nobles in 1949. Together they raised their three sons: Ronald, Randall, and Charles. In 1954, Sergeant West would begin working at Signore Tool & Die Co. in Ellicottville as a die maker, where he remained for approximately the next 30 years. After Joyce passed away in 1982, Sergeant West remarried Marcia Evans in 1991, with whom he also has five stepchildren: Sandra, William, Jennie, Russell, and Robert. In honor of his heroic service, Senator Young presented to Sergeant West the U.S. Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Two Bronze Service Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Honorable Service Lapel Button. In addition, from the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, he received the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross and Conspicuous Service Star. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always thought that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get those medals. We as a unit got those medals. I always felt that way,â&#x20AC;? said Sergeant West on the honors bestowed upon him today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sergeant Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wartime service and the character he has shown in never seeking any glory or praise on his own behalf reminds us what the sacrifice of our veterans is all about and what he and others have done for us. We can all admire and aspire to emulate Sergeant West, who has our sincerest gratitude and appreciation,â&#x20AC;? said Senator Young.

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and newspapers (including the Ellicottville Times) and set its regular board meetings to be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. The board reappointed Fire Chief Kevin Morton as fire warden to the town; Kathleen Moriarty as town attorney; Robyn George and Tracy Stokes as registrar and deputy registrar of vital statistics, respectively; Ken Hinman as deputy supervisor; Don Auge as police officer-in-charge; Mark Alianello as town engineer; Harry Weismann as town assessor; Robyn George as town tax collector and town clerk; and Tracy Stokes as deputy town clerk. Supervisor John Burrell

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pilgrimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wildernessâ&#x20AC;? by Tom Kizzia

I Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day hom homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and of the chi chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa Pilgrim appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy with his wi and 15 children in tow, his new neighbors had little idea of the trouble to come. wife Th Pilgrim Family presented themselves as a shining example of the homespun The Ch Christian ideal, with their proud piety and beautiful old-timey music, but their true sto ran dark and deep. story In Pilgrimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wilderness, veteran Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia unfolds the re remarkable, at times harrowing, story of a charismatic spinner of American myths who was not what he seemed, the townspeople caught in his thrall, and the family he brought to the brink of ruin. In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers, ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive. This gripping page-turner is currently available in book format at the Ellicottville Library and is also available in eBook format through our Library System.

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To allow us to properly remove the snow please park accordingly. Overnight parking is only allowed in designated areas in the Village and Town of Ellicottville. Please abide by the local ordinances so everyone can travel safely and have room to park. Snow storms require immediate snow removal, please move your vehicles daily so the areas can be plowed. Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t block sidewalks when parking in driveways. Any questions please inquire at the Police Department located at One West Washington. HAPPY HOLIDAYS Local Police Department, Village and Town DPW Department, Supervisor Burrell and Mayor Coolidge.

COLLECTORS NOTICE TOWN OF MANSFIELD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I, the undersigned, Collector of taxes in and for the Town of Mansfield, County of Cattaraugus, State of New York, have received the warrant for the collection of the taxes of the said Town for the present year, and that I will attend at the place and dates named below, for thirty days from the date hereof, from 9:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock a.m. until 5:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock p.m. for the purpose of receiving payment of said taxes. Further, take notice that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2014 without charge of interest. On all taxes collected after such date there shall be added interest of one percent for February and two percent for March until the return of the unpaid taxes is made to the Cattaraugus County Treasurer on the 1st day of April, 2014. PLACE Town of Mansfield, Town Hall, in Eddyville, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley, New York 14755 Monday 9:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:30 p.m. Thursday 5:00 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dated at Town of Mansfield the 23rd day of December 2013, Betty Jane Horning, Collector

town planning board. The board authorized the supervisor to contract with the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau to run youth programs in 2014. It also approved the reappointment of Tronconi Segarra & Associates as the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CPA. A number of procedural and organizational items also were authorized. Policies regarding town investments, procurement and employment were approved, as was the expense reimbursement policy. The first regular meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board in 2014 will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. in the village/ town hall.

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The Cancer Services Program of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties (CSPACC) is encouraging women to take the time this month to observe Cervical Health Awareness Month by scheduling an annual gynecologic exam with your health care provider. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an excellent time for women to learn their risk and get screened for cervical cancer,â&#x20AC;? said CSPACCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Madelyn Thornton. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Office on Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health, cervical cancer is almost always caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common virus that exists in both men and women and is spread through sexual contact. As part of most womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s routine gynecologic care, Pap tests and HPV tests are performed to check the cervix for any abnormal cell changes. There usually arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any symptoms associated with cervical cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages, so having regular Pap tests really is the key to prevention. Dr. Nicholas Cromwell, an area obstetrician/gynecologist

who practices at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and has offices in Springville, says that most women should follow the guidelines established by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Women ages 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;29 should have a Pap test every three years. Women ages 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;64 should have a Pap test and HPV test together every five years, or a Pap test alone every three years. Women ages 65 or older usually no longer need to have Pap tests unless they have a history of problems in the past. Women in this age group should act on the advice of their doctors. In the United States, the Pap test has reduced cervical cancer rates by more than 70 percent. Those rates are likely to drop even further over the next generations with the creation of the HPV vaccine. Dr. Cromwell says the vaccine, which is usually administered by pediatricians, should be given to both boys and girls at ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12, long before they become sexually active. It is a strong weapon in preventing many types of

HPVs. In addition to cervical cancer, HPVs can lead to vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal and oropharyngeal (base of the tongue, tonsils and back of throat) cancers. Certain HPV types also cause most cases of genital warts in both men and women. Dr. Cromwell reports that he rarely sees cervical cancer cases among his patients anymore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most cases occur in women who have never been screened, havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been screened often enough or did not follow up after learning of abnormal tests,â&#x20AC;? he said. Thornton agrees, noting that â&#x20AC;&#x153;six out of 10 cervical cancers occur in women who have never had a Pap test or have not had one in the past five years.â&#x20AC;? Both recommend that you talk with your gynecologist to schedule your next pelvic exam and Pap test. If you are uninsured or underinsured, says Thornton, call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262) to find a free cervical cancer screening program near you. For more information about cervical health, contact the Cancer Services Program of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties at (585) 593-4839.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and the Surrounding Communities January 14 ECS Board Meeting 7:30 pm - high school library January 20 ECS Sports Booster Meeting 7-8 pm - high school cafeteria January 25 Harley-Day Valley 2014 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join in the fun at the biggest biker party of the winter with Gowanda Harley Davidson being held at Holiday Valley. www.gowandaharley.com January 25-26 Olean Area Sports and Outdoor Show 2014 Held at Good Times of Olean 800R East State Street, Olean. http://OleanNY.com/ SportsShow January 26 Tell a Friend Tour The Line Skis Traveling Circus comes to Holiday Valley featuring freeride skiers Andy Parry, Ian Compton and friends. All freeriders are welcome to come and session, hang out with the crew then head to the City Garage at 3:00. www.holidayvalley.com January 28 ECS Board Meeting 7:30 pm - high school library

February 7 Harpeth Rising at Springville Center for the Arts Admission is $12 presale and $15.00 at the door. Call 716-592-9038 for more information. February 8 Adaptive Ski Race at HoliMont www.holimont.com February 9 Aspire Ski the Valley Skiing, tubing, banquet and raffle to benefit children and adults with disabilities. www.holidayvalley.com February 9 2nd Annual Victorian Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tea The Minerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabin, 11 Pine Street, Franklinville. Elegant and fun filled afternoon in a Victorian setting and atmosphere to learn about life during this era. Reservations may be made by calling Cheryl at 716-676-4018. The cost to attend is $20 per person. February 10-11 Your Turn Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ski Clinic at Holiday Valley Led by Lisa Densmore, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer. www.holidayvalley.com

February 15 Boarding for Breast Cancer at Holiday Valley 2014 A fun day in the parks to raise awareness of breast cancer. Special park clinic for women, pink ticket fundraiser, demos, rail jam and more. www.holidayvalley.com February 15 Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Griffis Sculpture Park 5-8 p.m. Includes snowshoes, chili, live music and fun! Tickets $50. Call 667-2808. February 16 2014 Art Roscoe Loppet Classic Cross Country Skiing Starting and finishing at the Summit Ski Area in Red House, the annual Loppet draws skiers from several states around to the luxurious rolling trails of the Art Roscoe Trail System. www.heartrateup.com February 17 ECS Sports Booster Meeting 7-8 pm - high school cafeteria February 22 Holiday Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 Penguin Paddle Participants slide down the slope on their belly â&#x20AC;&#x153;penguin styleâ&#x20AC;? in a stylish garbage bag. This event raises money for equipment for the Lounsbury

Movie Night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despicable Me 2â&#x20AC;? will be shown on the large projector screen in the Community Room of the library on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 pm. Come join us for a family-friendly evening where admission, popcorn and a drink are all free! This movie is rated PG. Artwork at the Library â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We currently have artwork in our gallery area that was created by students at Ellicottville Central School. There are sunflowers made with old CDs, scarecrows and fish, all made by elementary students. A special â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? to the art teacher, Lillian Lechner, for Open Daily 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm â&#x20AC;˘ sharing her studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; creations. Tues. /Wed. until 8 pm Book Club - meets the 2nd Wednesday of the Closed Sunday www.evml.org â&#x20AC;˘ month at 1:30 pm. The February 12 book is â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the Mountains Echoedâ&#x20AC;? by Khaled Hosseini. 716-699-2842

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Adaptive Ski Program www.holidayvalley.com February 22-23 Sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center www.yorkpennshows.com/ February 28 Holiday Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Telestock Day 2014 Join with friends from the City Garage for telemark demo equipment, clinics and a cookout at the Champagne Sundeck. www.holidayvalley.com Now- February 28 Sleigh Rides at the Crosspatch 716-938-6313 March 6 Ski Day for United Way at HoliMont www.uwcattco.org March 7 Celtic Thunder Fundraiser Ellicottville Town Center 7pm Call 716-699-8758 for details and tickets March 16 WNY EquiFest Western New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering. www.wnyequifest.com

Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group! Rare Book Sale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Looking for a special book for the reader in your family? Come check out our rare book sale. Books are priced $5.00 to $40.00 with values researched from $20.00 to $300.00!

Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. www.evml.org â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

Religious Services Holy Name Of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 4pm & 5:30pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Worship Sat 5pm, Sun 10:30am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 9am United Church, Ellicottville Elizabeth and Elk Sts. 699-4003 Sun Sch, begins in Sept Worship, 11am

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First Baptist Church, Great Valley 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am Solomonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Porch Ministries, Mansfield 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 257-9138 Sat 7pm, Sun 10am

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Friends of Allegany State Park the improvement projects throughout the park, Friends of Allegany State Park (FOASP) was born, the brainchild of Paul Crawford, a marketer by profession, whose love of the park shines through on the various ASP Facebook pages he moderates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started going to the park with my family in about 1962, the youngest of seven packing into the family station wagon and heading down from Buffalo, where I was born and raised,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I then started going as a Boy Scout, where we winter camped on Anderson Trail when there was no electric and [cabins] were heated with wood stoves. I continued to go with friends in my youth and started bringing my own children there since they were months old. I started photographing the park roughly five years ago, posting photos on the unofficial ASP Facebook page about four years ago and then on the official page when it started in 2011.â&#x20AC;? Crawford later took over moderating the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unofficial Facebook page, when its previous moderator moved out of state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a marketer by profession, I have grown the page by 5,200 likes in the past year, posting my photos, running contests and sharing relevant content from other pages. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a passion of mine, as is the park,â&#x20AC;? stated Crawford. Through the Facebook page, Crawford met many other park lovers, like himself, who wanted to help the park, and the next logical step was to create FOASP. He explained, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was inspired by the volunteerism of Rick Feuz, a park volunteer and advocate and recent past president of the ASP Historical Society, John Michael Milbrandt and Bob Schmid, park historian. John Michael Milbrandt had seen the volunteerism of Rick Feuz in a Facebook article I had

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He plans to work more in Cattaraugus County in the future since he hopes to spend more time at the Otto cabin. In fact, he feels thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better setting than the cabin to sit down and talk with clients about their vision and expectations. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested in chatting with Lydon about your next project, give him a call at (716) 341-0703.

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written. He asked his company, Sherwin Williams, for time and materials, and with the help of managers from area SherwinWilliams stores, painted over 50 cabins on the Quaker side in the past year or so.â&#x20AC;? With a dedicated group of volunteers in place, FOASP had a very successful first year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2013, FOASP donated close to 600 man hours to the park and collected $1,500 in donations,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said. Completed projects include 12 cabins painted, 40 picnic benches assembled, numerous bags of garbage picked up and many other miscellaneous jobs. In addition, a FOASP board of directors has recently been formed with Crawford as president. Other members include Kevin Gallineau, vice president; Luanne Wanamaker, treasurer; Yvonne Abwender, secretary; and Rick Feuz, John Luby, Mike Weaver and Sandy Boczar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These folks have been outstanding in helping the movement and have all

attended a majority of the functions,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They, too, are park lovers who want to make a difference.â&#x20AC;? With a board in place, the group is now applying for nonprofit status, as donations are starting to roll in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With non-profit status, we will be able to apply for state grants that will really get some things done in the park,â&#x20AC;? Crawford explained. Although the group does not work on projects this time of year, you can help by making a donation to: Friends of Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Suite 3, Salamanca, NY 14779. Come spring, mark your calendar for the first Saturday in May to join FOASPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteer efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;FOASP is open to anyone who would like to help,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We meet the first Saturday of the month from May to October, and places and chores are announced on the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;unofficialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ASP Facebook page with 26,000 likes, and also on the FOASP Facebook page. Kids are more than welcome and often come with their parents.â&#x20AC;? For more information, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ FriendsOfAlleganyStatePark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had an outstanding first year and are looking to growing in 2014!â&#x20AC;? Crawford said.

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Express your soft side this season in passionate purple 25-50% Off

January 10-16, 2014

74 The Woods, Ellicottville $254,900

Tina Dillon

6837 Springs Road, Ellicottville $629,000

ERA

NEW PRICE! Move right in to this furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit w/ fp, deck, ski storage. Relax in the sauna after a day on the slopes.

ACROSS FROM THE SLOPES! One look and you will love this totally renovated & furnished 4+ bedroom, 3-1/2 bath chalet w/ 2 fp, family room, att garage.

Real Estate

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MLS#B432499

Holiday Sale Open Daily Sun-Thurs 10 am to 6 pm Fri-Sat 10 AM to 8 PM 7180 Toad Hollow, Mansfield $289,000 3+ ACRES! Enjoy the scenic setting of this newer built 4+ bedroom, 3 bath chalet on 3+ country acres. Fully furnished and ready for you! .

B101 Snowpine, Ellicottville $109,000 SKI IN/OUT! Why rent when you can own this furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo on the slopes?! Sleeps 4. Snuggle in front of the fireplace.

6256 Sunset, Ellicottville $649,000 OWNERS WANT IT SOLD! Ski in/out access from this furnished 3 - 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath chalet. Take a dip in the hot tub after a day of skiing.

Where Do You Want To Be In the NEW YEAR?

26 Monroe St. Ellicottville 716-699-2128

NOW Open! with over 225 Gourmet Cheeses

Cathy Pritchard & Melanie Pritchard

Lic. Assoc. R.E. Brokers ERA Team VP Real Estate 12 Washington St., Ellicottville, NY Cathy: (716) 983-4234 Melanie: (716) 480-8409 Office: (716) 699-4800 www.teampritchard.com Scan this image with your smart phone to see ALL of our listings!

Customized Cheese Tray Service available

“We’ve got gas!”

Propane Delivery Guradian Home Stand-by Generators • Tankless Water Heaters • Space Heaters • Air Conditioners • Heat Pumps • Outdoor Grilling • Fireplaces Gas Firepits • Patio Heaters

EVL EV L Ch Chee Cheese eese ee se C Company ompa om pany pa ny N NOW OW O OPEN! PEN! PE N! 5 Washington St. - next to Kwik Fill - in Ellicottville Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily • 716-699-1065 Call Ryan at (716) 592-7242 or (800) 640-0370

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES New Saturday Classes! 10 am AB Lab - Mila 11am Beginner Strength Training - Kim Watt

January Class Schedule: • Power & Strength: Wed 5pm • AB Lab: Mon 5pm • Yoga: Mon & Wed 6pm, Thurs & Sat 8:30am • Crack of Dawn: Tue & Thurs 6am • STOTT Pilates: Tue 8am, Fri 9:30am

Moderate Couples Class Thursdays at 6:15 pm NEW & Bigger location at 33 Bristol Lane, Ellicottville • NETA & AFAA Certified

Kim Duke’s Core

• Personal Trainer • Nutritional Advisor

Performance Fitness & Training Studio

Classes Include: Power & Strength Training, AB Lab, Pilates, Yoga

716-698-1198

• kduke65@gmail.com • All Fitness Levels Welcome!

EllicottVillas

Holland Propane. A Family Run Business in the Heart of Ski Country.

Prepare for Winter Weather Now! Our business sells and installs quality space heaters, fireplaces and water heaters from companies like Monessen, Napoleon, Rinnai Modine, Bradford, Generac and Weber. We stock motor and hydraulic oils, methanol and racing gas. Patio heaters and gas fire pits are also available. Ryan, Rob and Kim, and Mick and Molly Holland, as well as our dedicated staff – Wes

M &M Holland Propane • 10035 Route 219 • Springville, NY 14141

Welcome to the Luxury of...

Stay for a Luxurious Weekend, Week or Season in Ellicottville

The Holland kids

Sabin (16 years) and Sharon Dietrick (12 years) and Dave – have been committed to serving your family with reliable service, quality brands and competitive pricing. Consider a Guardian Home Stand-by Generator and be prepared for stormy weather! Are you signed up for our Budget Program? We have Auto propane delivery for cost savings options.

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Perfect for Your Home or a New Car!

Villas for Sale or Rent Private Luxurious Villas! Convenient to Holiday Valley and HoliMont, Only Steps Away from the Village Boutiques, Fine Dining and Nightlife

Exceptional Elegance and Amenities Reserve your 3- or 4-bedroom, 3,000 sq. ft. villa elegantly appointed with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel. Choose from Jackson Hole and French Provincial Estate themes featuring eco-friendly, professionally designed, open-concept floor plans featuring welcoming gourmet kitchens, relaxing master suites, indoor/outdoor fireplaces, large flat-screen TVs, overstuffed furniture, spa-pampering baths and private outdoor decks.

Call Molly our full-time Property Manager, to inquire about a villa purchase or to reserve your stay.

(716) 699-6600 For Rental and Sales Information www.EllicottVillas.com • 6394 Route 242 East, Ellicottville, NY

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Ellicottville Times 1-10-14