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JANUARY 11-17, 2018 VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2

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Serving Springville, the surrounding communities and Springville-Griffith Institute Central Schools

Concord Town Board Hosts Reorganizational Meeting

Springville Times Named Official Newspaper of the Town of Concord The Springville Times is pleased to announce its designation as the official newspaper for the Town of Concord following the town’s reorganizational meeting last week Thursday. With this designation, we will continue to serve Concord residents each week with important town news, legal notices and other relevant items. Thank you for relying on The Springville Times to deliver news, information and more from the Town of Concord.

By Rich Place

For the first time in a dozen years, Clyde Drake led a public meeting when the Concord Town Board convened Thursday, Jan. 4 for its first time this year. Drake, who served as school board president for seven years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, oversaw his first meeting as Concord town supervisor, succeeding Gary Eppolito, who served in the position since 2005. The board met a week earlier than its traditional second Thursday of the month because it held its reorganizational meeting before a relatively short regular meeting. The reorganizational meeting consisted of the passage of more than 20 routine resolutions, including more than 40 appointments by the

Upcoming Events Jan. 12-13 Beach Weekend Kissing Bridge Jan. 23 Green Springville Speaker Series

Concord Town Supervisor Clyde Drake (middle) led the town’s first meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 4. Also pictured is deputy supervisor James Krezmien (left) and town attorney Brian Attea. Photo by Rich Place

Stephanie A. Bacon was named deputy town clerk and Amy Schosek and Amanda Roth were named court clerks. The Springville Times was named the town’s official paper, designating it to print legal advertisements and meeting notices for

supervisor and town board, official designations and various other legalities. Among the notable appointments was James Krezmien as deputy supervisor; Darlene Schweikert as tax collector and registrar; and Brian Attea as town attorney.

the upcoming year. It was also resolved the town board would host its regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Following the reorganizational meeting, the town board convened for See Town Board page 3

County DPW Swayed Toward Four-way Stop at Genesee/240 Intersection

Jan. 27 Boys and Girls Club of Springville Snowshoe Softball Tournament

By Rich Place

The public has spoken and swayed the Erie County Department of Public Works (DPW) against constructing a roundabout at the Genesee Road and Route 240 intersection and instead creating a four-way stop. The potential decision comes after attendees at a public meeting in early December — as well as those who wrote letters to the DPW offices — voiced opposition to the idea of a roundabout. “Part of the process is

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A Look Back

The Jureller Murder the FBI. The body showed signs of a severe beating, but there was no evidence of a struggle at the scene. When the medical examiner arrived, it was determined that she had been dead for 36 to 40 hours, making it on or around the night of Oct. 7. No bullet wounds were found; four broken ribs and one tooth had been knocked out. No ID was found on the body, but she wore two rings, one bearing the initials of CMJ the second ring SAS. In her coat pocket were ruby Rosary beads and a small white handkerchief. On the black silk dress she wore were two dusty imprints of a heel from a shoe or boot. Nothing else was found at the scene.

By Jolene Hawkins

1936… A body was found on the Indian Reservation. It looked like an open and shut case of a girl being killed by her lover… but it was far from that. Some men had stopped for lunch and climbed up to the top of the bank to enjoy it. The ground was damp from the recent rains so they headed toward a dry spot, when they saw something lying on the ground. As they got closer, they saw the face of a girl, her lips were parted and she did not move. There were also black and blue marks on her face and throat and they could see she was dead. As the body was on the Reservation, they contacted


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At the autopsy, it was found that she had a bluish mark on her throat, but she had not been strangled. There was a long gash behind her right ear, but no fractures. Her second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth ribs were broken, there was a bluish discoloration over the diaphragm, the liver had been ruptured AND she was six months pregnant! With no ID, the FBI released the description of her to the newspapers and radio. Leonard Jureller of Springville called to get more information. He claimed his sister, Christina Mary, wore two rings—one from St. Aloysius School in Springville. He arrived later with his two sisters, Mrs. Harry


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LOCAL News Letter from the Editor

Yes, it’s January. It’s snowy and cold and dark much of the time. But, we live in Western New York. I’ve lived here my whole life, and this is nothing new. While it can be easy to give into cabin fever, why bother when there are so many fun ways to pass the time? This long weekend gives way to fun on the slopes, on the sledding hill, or even on the area ice rinks. January is also the perfect time to start fresh, and to really make an effort to stick to those resolutions. Be sure to check out Carlee’s weekly column on this page and learn about easy changes you can make to be a little bit healthier this year. If you prefer staying warm indoors, cheer on our Griffins in basketball, swimming, wrestling, indoor track or bowling. Our SGI page features a weekly sports schedule, and there are competitions almost every evening. And if you really just want to stay home, why not curl up by the fireplace with the Springville Times and learn about all the new and exciting things going on right


Holiday NutrientConcerts Check By Carlee Frank

Welcome back to the third week of a healthier you! Now that you’ve added exercise to your new and improved diet, how do you feel? Maybe you’re tired and a bit stressed out, or you are energized and hopeful— either way, keep pushing forward. Most of us want to see results the next day, but lifestyle changes take time. Hopefully last week, you were able to sit down with your calendar and block out four times per week to exercise, even if it is only a brisk 20-minute walk. If you haven’t found the motivation to continue, or are just tuning in this week, I challenge you to re-read weeks one and two and join the Healthier You club. Stay determined –your health is worth it! Now, let’s talk about the standard American diet. While your mind might wander over images of apple pie and malt shakes, I’m not talking about the nostalgic foods of our past, but rather the average diet of 20th and 21st century Americans. The standard American diet has been defined as, “rich in red meat, dairy products, processed and artificially sweetened foods, and salt, with minimal intake of fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes, and whole grains.” Now, America is not the only country with nutritional difficulties; nearly every country in the world has portions of its population suffering from starvation, and others eating overly processed foods. So, what makes a food “overly processed”? Think of it this way —our bodies were designed to eat what we can hunt, grow and gather. Some may argue that we could potentially grow the potatoes found in our favorite fast food French fries, but those very same fries also contain starch, dimethylpolysiloxane and dextrose, and I doubt we could grow those ingredients. So, for argument’s sake, let’s focus on what our bodies do need. According to Food Pyramid, we need carbohydrates, fats, proteins and water (the macro nutrients), and various vitamins and minerals (micro nutrients), all of which are found in fruits, vegetables, proteins, oils, etc. Revisiting the standard American diet, a 2007-2010 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that 87 percent of Americans have vegetable intakes below the goal; 75 percent have fruit intakes below the goal; and 86 percent of Americans have dairy intakes below the goal. The study also found that 70 percent of Americans have an “added sugars” intake above the limit; 71 percent have a saturated fat intake above the limit; and 89 percent have a sodium consumption above the limit. So, what does this all mean? Well, when we do not eat the proper nutrients, our digestive system cannot power basic functions such as energy production, cellular repair and growth, or fight off infections, regulate sleep and mood. Over time, eating overly processed foods –such as high fructose corn syrup –can also harm our digestive system. While this all sounds incredibly depressing and hopeless, just wait, there’s hope! We, the average American, can do something about this. We can choose to eat whole fruits and vegetables, avoid processed and fast foods, and be more mindful of what we put in our bodies. Again, ask yourself how your meal or grocery haul can be healthier, but this time keep in mind the additives floating around the market. Begin reading the ingredients section of your favorite foods to gain greater insight into your weekly nutrient intakes. Don’t beat yourself up over the number on the scale. Instead, value your body –we only get one, so let’s treat it well. Next week, we will discuss stretching. Although underrated, stretching is one of the most beneficial activities to the human body. See you then! SOURCES: Bloomfield, HE; Kane, R; Koeller, E; Greer, N; MacDonald, R; Wilt, T (November 2015). “Benefits and Harms of the Mediterranean Diet Compared to Other Diets”. chapter-2/current-eating-patterns-in-the-united-states/

Snowshoe Softball Jan. 27

Snowshoes are great for trekking over deep snow, and navigating wintry trails. But are they useful in a game of softball? Well, now’s your chance to give it a try! On Saturday, Jan. 27, it’s time for the 14th annual Springville Snowshoe Softball Tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Springville. Tournament registration donation is $500/team or $50/per player and includes snowshoe rental. Registration deadline is Saturday, Jan. 21. Teams can register by contacting Bobseine at springvillebgc@ or via phone at (716) 829-9785.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This weekend, we remember Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. According to the National Archives, “Martin Luther King, Jr. became the predominant leader in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s and a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of

achieving social change. His eloquence as a speaker and his personal charisma, combined with a deeply rooted determination to establish equality among all races despite personal risk won him a world-wide following. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1964 and was selected by Time magazine as its Man of the Year. His “I Have a Dream” speech, which is now considered to be

among the great speeches of American history, is frequently quoted. His success in galvanizing the drive for civil rights, however, made him the target of conservative segregationists who believed firmly in the superiority of the white race and feared social change. He was arrested over 20 times and his home was bombed. Ultimately, he was assassinated on April 4,

1968, on the balcony of a motel where he was staying in Memphis. A monument to Dr. King was unveiled in the national capital in 2012.” On Nov. 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill marking the third Monday of every January, as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The holiday was officially observed starting in 1986.

A New Chapter Begins at the Trading Post Community Care Center

By Jennifer Weber

Kicking off a fresh start for the new year, the Trading Post Community Care Center, now under the direction of the Hamburg Wesleyan Church, held a rededication ribboncutting ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 3 with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce. Peggy Austin, the new director of the Trading Post, explained that the financial responsibilities of the center has been assumed by the Hamburg Wesleyan Church, while

the bulk of the every dayto-day work of the ministry is still accomplished by the many, hard-working and dedicated volunteers. The programs and mission to serve the community will stay the same, which include the soup kitchen and food pantry, free lunches served on Wednesdays, the thrift store and monthly clothing and additional supply drives. “Thank you very much for taking over the responsibilities of the Trading Post,” Springville Mayor William Krebs said before helping to cut the ribbon. “We appreciate the churches and faith-based

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organizations that minister to the people who sort of fall through the gaps of our regular economic growth and social services provided by the government. It’s extremely important to our rural communities.” The Trading Post will hold its first event of the year, The 9th Annual SOUPer Bowl Fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Springville Country Club located at 14445 South Cascade Drive, Springville. Contestants are asked to enter a Crockpot of their most delicious soup recipe where attendees will sample

and vote for their favorite bowl! The event will also have live music from a DJ, a basket auction, games and prizes. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 for a couple and will be available at the door. The Trading Post is located at 38 Franklin Street in Springville and welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities to serve our community. For more information call (716) 5924455 or visit their Facebook page at tradingpostspringville.

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LOCAL Government and News Drake Looks Ahead in First Term as Concord Town Supervisor By Rich Place

For Clyde Drake, being involved in a government body is nothing new. He served on the Springville-Griffith Institute School Board of Education for 10 years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including seven years as president. He also served for a term on the Concord Town Board before being elected supervisor. Any given weekday, he’s now likely sitting at the supervisor’s desk on the second floor of the town hall on Franklin Street. And as far as that seat is concerned, he’s a relatively new face — previous supervisor Gary Eppolito held the position since 2005. “Since the election, I checked in with him every day just to see what was going on,” Drake said during a recent interview from his office. “In December, I was down there half days. Gary took me to some of the meetings with him.” Last week, Drake ran his first town board gathering as supervisor during its reorganizational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 4. And reflecting on it with an eye to the future, Drake said it’s a clean slate for everyone involved, from

board members to town employees to local residents. “We’ve got such a great board here and I really think we can make a difference,” he said. “It’s a new beginning for everybody.” Primarily, most discussions about Drake’s immediate goals as supervisor centered around his desire to keep the town involved in various organizations. That means having town officials attend meetings like those held by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, for example, as well as other groups. “The door is open and I’ll listen to the people,” he said. “We are not always going to agree with them, but we are always going to be listening.” Drake said his desire to serve on the town board came from a request by Debbie King, who served as vice president of the school board under Drake, and also served on the town board. He won election in 2013 and served as a councilman from 2014 to 2017. Last year, after much contemplation, he decided to run for supervisor. “It was tough because I had been retired, we had done some traveling and for the next four years, we are pretty much committed to staying here and fighting the battles,” Drake said.

As far as the job itself is concerned, he discussed the challenge of keeping taxes relatively low while still maintaining funds for town operations and infrastructure. Among those at the top of the list is finding a solution to the aging sewer plant at Craneridge, which he said is over 50 years old. “We will be trying to look for some grant money to try and somehow update that,” he said, noting there is also a sewer plant in the Kissing Bridge area. “I don’t know if it’ll be combining the two of them but, with something that’s 50 years old, you’ve got to sort of start taking a look.” He also hopes he and the board will address the deteriorating snack shack at Community Park. “It’s a lot of things that we’ve got our eyes on but it all comes down to dollars and cents,” he said. “We’ve been getting elected all these years by keeping taxes low. The downside of that is you’ve got to make sure you’ve got some money put away for these big things if they were to come up.” Drake worked as an accountant for General Motors in Buffalo from 1972 to 1993 and for American Axle from 1993 to 2006. He retired but ended up working for Carleton

By Rich Place

Technologies of Orchard Park until 2013. Now he’s bringing his experience as an accountant — including his master’s of business administration degree from University at Buffalo — to the town supervisor’s position. “I’m going to be looking at doing five-year budgets. I did them in the industry for years,” he said. “I’m not going to tell you I have all the answers just sitting here today, but I want to get more into the accounting side of it because that’s what my strength is — to see how we can accomplish this stuff.” Drake also hopes the town and village can find some “common ground” to better work together. He said he’s also been talking with town employees to address any concerns they might have. “Everybody has got a clean slate and we are just going to try and solve as many problems as we can,” he said.

Town of Concord Continues Planning for the Future

The final public information meeting to discuss the DRAFT Town of Concord Comprehensive Plan Update is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Springville. After months of research and public outreach, the consultant is ready to present the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update, and provide local

residents and stakeholders the opportunity to express their views prior to approval of the Final Plan. Some topics to be discussed include: land use and zoning, community character, growth and development, agricultural preservation, recreational needs, economic vitality, community services and other issues and concerns in the community. The Town is interested in updating the comprehensive plan

to help guide the future growth and improve the overall quality of life, provide better economic opportunities, evaluate opportunities for other community improvement. A Comprehensive Plan is one of the most important tools that a community can use to establish a vision for the future and set effective goals and objectives for achieving that vision. The Town has hired Wendel, and architecture,

engineering and planning firm, to assist with the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan. Representatives will present and moderate open discussion to gather input from the public. Residents and other interested parties are encouraged t come out and offer their thoughts on what is important for the future of the community. The formal presentation will start at 6 p.m.

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its first regular meeting of the year and were surprised to hear of the retirement of parks superintendent Joe Krzemien. “This sort of caught us by surprise,” Drake told the board. Krzemien was responsible primarily for the maintenance of Community Park on North Buffalo Street. In a letter to the board, Krzemien said he retired Dec. 31, 2017 and will make himself available to his successor for advice. “The good thing is there

really is no activity up at Community Park until basically the end of March,” Drake said. “So we’ll have to start advertising.” Also at the meeting, John and Mary Jane Miess addressed the board; the pair have been outspoken advocates for senior-related issues in the town. “I want to publicly thank the new board, specifically Supervisor Drake and Councilman (William) Snyder, for extending an olive branch, as they say, and asking to meet with

Mary Jane and myself,” he said. “They graciously afforded us more than an hour in the supervisor’s office discussing senior related issues. We came away feeling a new sense of respect and courtesy that seemed missing before and expressed a willingness to listen and good faith to suggestions for improvement.” The town board also added a handful of meetings to their upcoming calendar, including a special board

Ellicottville Central Declines Participation in West Valley Pre-annexation Study

meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 to pay bills; a meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Senior Center on the Concord Comprehensive Plan update; and a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 8 on the Cold War Veterans’ Exemption. The next regular meeting of the Concord Town Board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at the town offices inside Goddard Memorial Hall, 86 Franklin St., Springville.

The Ellicottville School Board of Education on Tuesday declined to participate in a pre-annexation study with the West Valley Central School District. A message about recent communication between the two neighboring districts was delivered in a two-minute prepared statement read by Ellicottville school board president Connie Hellwig on behalf of the board. There was no other comment made about the topic during the meeting. “Perhaps in the future, we may be in a position to join in a comprehensive annexation study, but we politely decline to participate any further in the West Valley study at this time,” Hellwig said in the statement. The decision comes after West Valley school officials in mid-autumn requested information from Ellicottville for its pre-annexation study. West Valley also requested similar information from neighboring SpringvilleGriffith Institute, a request that was fulfilled, according to West Valley Superintendent Eric Lawton. At its December meeting, the West Valley School Board was informed by Lawton that Ellicottville had requested compensation to obtain the information. Ellicottville Superintendent Bob Miller confirmed the request, which he said was for two people for a maximum of $350 per person. “Once we received the documents from Costello & Silky LLC, whom West Valley hired to conduct the study, it seemed to us they were requesting some very detailed information for a pre-annexation study,” Hellwig said in the statement. “This document was several pages long, with 46 complex questions.” The Ellicottville School Board in November discussed meeting with officials from West Valley to obtain more information about the study. A meeting was held Nov. 30 with three members of the Ellicottville School Board, Lawton and West Valley School Board president Stephen Kowalski and vice president Kimberly Cizdziel, according to Kowalski. “During our meeting with the West Valley superintendent and their board president and vice president, it became clear to us that both districts lacked interest in any annexation plan at this time,” Hellwig said in the statement. At the December school board meeting in West Valley, both Kowalski and Cizdziel had noted what they felt was a lack of interest overall from Ellicottville school officials at that meeting. In the statement, Hellwig on Tuesday went on to stress the importance of focusing the Ellicottville school district’s time and effort on its own district. “Therefore, as our responsibility is to our ECS school taxpayers and students, we will spend our time and resources concentrating on our home district and continue to embrace change, celebrate success and surpass expectations,” she said. “Our district is in a healthy condition right now. Our enrollment is up, our financial status is strong, we are exceeding state and national standards academically and we have a strong participation and achievement in extracurricular activities.” The statement comes a day after the West Valley School Board’s regular meeting, during which Lawton had informed the board the district proceeded on its own to obtain information from Ellicottville for the study. Lawton said business official Ann O’Brien and Dr. William Silky, director of the education consulting form, gathered the requested financial information. Also at the West Valley meeting on Monday, former school board president Michael Frascella spoke for about six minutes as a member of the public, thanking the board repeatedly for the opportunities it has allowed his children in academics and sports and also commenting on the pre-annexation study. “Thanks for starting up talks again with both districts,” he told the board. “That’s what I wanted two years ago. That’s something that is very important to see where we’re at … you have to put all the cards on the table.” Frascella applauded the school board for choosing to request information in the pre-annexation study from both neighboring districts, stating “you want all the information on the table to make an educated decision what is best for our district and our kids.” He also said the sports merger with Ellicottville, which began in the 2015-16 school year, has had a positive impact on his children. “My kids have made a lot of friends in Ellicottville, my kids still love West Valley,” Frascella said. “My kids still want to be here. I still want my kids to be here. I just appreciate the opportunity they have right now.” The West Valley School Board initiated the preannexation study in late October after approving Costello & Silky LLC to lead the effort. The two districts involved — Ellicottville and SpringvilleGriffith Institute — are direct neighbors to West Valley’s southern and northern borders, respectively.

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LOCAL OBITUARIES Betty B. Walter 1922-2018

GOWANDA — Betty B. (Wilson) Walter, 95, formerly of Hamburg and Gowanda, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the Gowanda Nursing Home. She was born May 19, 1922, the daughter of the late Chester and Rosemond (Francis) Bushnell. Mrs. Walter was a member of the Gowanda Country Club, being an avid golfer and a member of its women’s league. She was a part of a several committees throughout the Hamburg Central Schools and was a member of the Hamburg Methodist Church. Mrs. Walter is survived by two sons, Jack (Linda) Wilson of Gowanda, and Todd (Donna) Wilson of Maryland; and a daughter,

Debbie (Clyde) Sayre of Ohio. She is also survived by a brother, Richard (Ruth) Bushnell of Gowanda; six grandchildren, Clyde Jr. (Lori) Sayre, Ray Sayre, Kim Sayre, Robert (Carolyn) Wilson, Amy (Dave) Adams, and Jeff (Danae) Wilson; and six great-grandchildren, Megan, Bailey, Jack, Lindlee, Easton and Ava. Also surviving is her niece, Patty Pound of Gowanda; and several step greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Walter is predeceased by her first husband, Robert Wilson, who passed away in 1996; and her second husband, Gerald Walter, who passed away in 2011. She is also predeceased by a brother, William Bushnell; an infant brother; a nephew, William Bushnell; and a grandson. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hamburg United Methodist Church. Arrangments are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main St. Gowanda, NY.

William J. Dickinson 1960-2018

William “Billy” J. Dickinson of Cole Rd, West Valley, passed away on Thursday, January 4th, 2018, at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga, NY at the age of 57. He was born on Dec. 11th, 1960 in Queens, NY to William E. and the late Patricia (Conroy) Dickinson. He graduated with a Masters Degree in teaching. Billy taught and coached at Springville Griffith Institute and West Valley Schools. Coaching was

Billy’s passion and he coached football, baseball and softball. He is survived by his father: William (Irene) Dickinson of Hazlet, NJ; his wife: Amy (nee Zintl) Dickinson of West Valley, whom he married in 1991 in Clarence, NY; his children: William J. “Billy” (Emma Grabek) Dickinson; Caroline Dickinson; and Jaime Dickinson, all of West Valley; his siblings: Jeanne Dickinson of Leonardo, NJ; Kelly (Chris) Moran of Leonardo, NJ; Geri (Steve) Lowney of Long Branch, NJ; Patty (Tom) Markey of Colonia, NJ; Tracey (Bobby) Klatt of Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother. Services were held in Springville on Jan. 8 and 9.

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Sarantis Tsirtsakis 1955-2018

WHEATFIELD — Sarantis “Sam” Tsirtsakis, of Wheatfield, passed away peacefully on Monday (Dec. 25, 2017) in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport. He was born in Sofiko Evros, Greece on Feb. 11, 1955, a son of the late Apostolis and Parthena (Nikolaidou) Tsirtsakis. Sam left home when he was 13 to see what life had to offer outside of his village. He found work at a restaurant in Athens, where he first found his love for working in the food industry. At only 15, Sam joined the Merchant Marines and was able to travel all over the world, eventually coming to America. He moved to New York City where he worked for various restaurants before joining his brother Demitri at his restaurant in Silver Creek. In 1987, Sam opened his first restaurant, the Olympia Family Restaurant in Gowanda, and in 1998 opened his second location on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield.

Sam was incredibly proud of his Greek heritage and will always be remembered for the love and kindness he extended to everyone he came in contact with. Sam had a love for bowling, always making sure everyone knew how competitive he was. Sam’s memory lives on through his loving wife, Sarah N. (White) Tsirtsakis; his six children, Apostolis, Evangelos, Nikolaos, Alexandros, Kaliope and Kalomira Tsirtsakis; a grandson, Darren Tsirtsakis; and five brothers, Panagiotis, Vasilis, Giorgos, Christo and Demitri Tsirtsakis. He was also the son-in-law of Sally & Mike Dorigo and Dennis White and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His family was present last week at the Rhoney Funeral Home, 5893 Hoover Road, Sanborn. Funeral services were held at Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 146 West Utica St., Buffalo. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in his name to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Interment in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. Visit honeyfuneralhome. com for guest register.

POLICE REPORTS The Springville Times publishes police reports as received from police and government agencies. Reports are edited only for style and grammar. The Times is not responsible for errors in publication but is committed to accuracy. If you discover an error, contact the newsroom at 699-4062.

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Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office YORKSHIRE — Annelise R. Talbot, 29, of Delevan, was charged with seconddegree forgery, a class D felony. She was remanded to Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, and will return to Yorkshire Town Court at a later date. FRANKLINVILLE — Susan Florence Thompson, 43, of Franklinville, was arrested on an violation of probation warrant. Thompson was transferred to Cattaraugus County Jail for processing. New York State Police ASHFORD — Hunter L. Czapla, 20, of West Valley, was charged at 6:16 a.m. Jan. 1 with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, both unclassified misdemeanors. MACHIAS — A one-car accident was reported at 1:28 p.m. Jan. 1 on Route 242 and Main Street. Quorry M. France, 36, of Machias, was identified as the driver. No injuries were reported. MACHIAS — A one-car accident was reported at 2:38 p.m. Jan. 2 on Maple Avenue and Union Street. Christina L. Weaver, 51, of Machias, was identified as the driver. No injuries were reported. YORKSHIRE — Deborah R. Perrington, 24, of Delevan, was charged at 2:04 p.m. Jan. 3 with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. FRANKLINVILLE — Stormy L. Evans, 25, of Freedom, was charged at 3:23 p.m. Jan. 3 with third-degree burglary/illicit entry with criminal intent, a class D felony, and burglary/illicit entry with criminal intent, a class C felony. YORKSHIRE — Tiffany A. Dalton, 35, of Yorkshire, was charged at 3:19 p.m. Jan. 4 with first-offense driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, both unclassified misdemeanors; seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; possessing controlled substances not in their original container and possession of marijuana, both violations; and moving lanes unsafely, an infraction. ASHFORD — A two-car accident was reported at 6:19 p.m. Jan. 6 on Route 219 and Connoisarauley Road. Nichole V. Zink, 42, of Allegany and R.M. Komosinski, 37, of Cattaraugus, were identified as the drivers. No injuries were reported. YORKSHIRE — A one-car accident was reported at 1:11 a.m. Jan. 7 on Cagwin and Delevan Elton Roads. Hunter T. Newland, 19, of Freedom, was identified as the driver. No injuries were reported.


NOTICE OF MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Concord, will hold the following meetings: A Special Town Board meeting on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall, 86 Franklin Street, Springville, New York for the purpose of paying the abstract and the Final Public Meeting on the Town of Concord Comprehensive Plan Update on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Springville, New York. All interested citizens will have the opportunity to be heard. By Order of the Town Board, Darlene G. Schweikert Town Clerk

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Winter SPORTS Winter Olympics 101:

Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track By Alicia Dziak

On Feb. 9, the world’s eyes will be on PyeongChang, South Korea, marking the beginning of the Opening Ceremonies of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Several of the events include athletes gliding on ice, aiming for speed, grace and the gold medal.

singles and pairs skating performing a short and free program, and in ice dancing, completion of a short and free dance. Figure skating events begin Feb. 9.

Speed Skating Men’s speed skating has been part of the Winter Games since 1924, with women’s speed skating Figure Skating introduced in 1960, and Figure skating is the team speed skating making oldest discipline in the its debut in 2006. Olympic Winter Games, The term “speed skating” making the first appearance explains the sport — in 1908. athletes travel a specific Currently, the program distance as fast as possible. includes various events: Twelve sets of medals are individual men’s and awarded in speed skating: women’s, pairs, ice dancing, 10 individual distance and teams. events and two team races. Men’s and women’s Both men and women single skating consists of compete in the 500-, 1,000a short program, which and 1,500-meter events. includes seven elements, Men compete in the 5,000and a free program, that and 10,000-meter events, includes jumps, spins and and women compete in the steps. 3,000- and 5,000-meter Mixed pairs skaters first events. perform a short program, In the individual events, which also includes seven skaters race in pairs on elements, and then a free separate tracks (the inner program, which includes and outer lanes). Athletes lifts, spirals, throws and switch lanes at every lap synchronized jumps. In in order to skate an equal mixed pairs, skaters are distance. judged on the degree to Team events include three which a pairs’ movements members per team. The mirror one another. men’s team event covers Ice dancing is the only eight laps, and women’s discipline that allows the team event covers six laps. use of music with vocals, Speed skating events and athletes are judged on begin Feb. 10. how closely they adhere to the rhythm of the music Short Track and how they express the Short track, a type of character of the music with speed skating in which the appropriate emotion. athletes compete to cover Team events entail a 111.12-meter oval ice representatives of the track as quickly as possible,

Jack Schleyer (KB) 30th and Cole Murray (KB) 31st. For the U16 men, Alex Aubrecht of Buffalo Ski Club took 5th, Aristotle Ninos (KB) 11th, Wilson Siudzinski (KB) 24th and Montgomery Nicholl (BSC) 25th. On the ladies side, U21/19 Margaret Munschauer from Buffalo Ski Club finished in 1st place. Page Hazen of Kissing Bridge finished 11th and Katie Schlemmer (KB) placed 14th. U16 Grace Graney of Kissing Bridge took 6th with teammate Sydney Minier in 9th. Abigail Fischer (KB) finished 11th,

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became an official Olympic sport in 1992. Short track athletes utilize skates that are higher than traditional racing skates and stiff gloves to protect the hands from being cut by the blades. Short track skaters compete on an elimination basis, in heats of four at a time. After a group start, skaters race to be the first to the finish line. The winner is the one who gets there first and time is not a deciding factor.

Eight sets of medals are awarded: 500-, 1,000-, and 1,500-meter races (for both men and women), and relay races involving four-person teams at distances of 3,000 meters for women, and 5,000 meters for men. Short track events begin Feb. 10. For more info, visit www. and

Rauch Podiums Twice at Empire Cups On Jan. 6 and 7, the first of the Empire Cups were held at Holiday Valley and HoliMont, respectively. They were two slalom races, which are comprised of two runs. To qualify for Empire State Games there are 7 races that are counted. The athletes three best finishes are calculated for the standings. On the first day of racing at Holiday Valley, Buffalo Ski Club’s U21/19 James Rauch walked away with the gold medal. Teammate Christian Meyer finished 6th, Brice Shively (KB) 9th, Daniel Edick (BSC) 11th,




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Katriana Kivari (KB) 14th, Madisyn Delozier (BSC) 15th, Julia Patterson (BSC) 16th, Kiera Kavcic (BSC) 21st and Jenna Block (KB) 22nd. The next day of racing was over at HoliMont, where athletes returned to the Wild Turkey Run. James Rauch of Buffalo Ski Club found himself once again on the podium with a bronze medal. Jack Schleyer (KB) finished 24th, Brice Shively (KB) 27th and Cole Murray (KB) 35th. U16 Alex Aubrecht (BSC) once again cracked the top 10, finishing 8th. Teammate Joshua Jusiak was close

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behind in 9th, Montgomery Nicholl (BSC) 20th and Parker Murray (KB) 27th. For the ladies, U16 Madisyn Delozier (BSC) improved from the Saturday race finishing 7th. Abigail Fischer (KB) took 9th, Olivia Shortt (KB) 10th, Julia Patterson (BSC) 11th, Sydney Minier (KB) 15th and Grace Rauch (BSC) 19th. U19 Page Hazen (KB) placed 7th. The older athletes are off for the weekend before they head to Greek Peak for two Giant Slaloms. This coming weekend U14 athletes will be competing at Buffalo Ski Club and Holiday Valley.

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to get out there and take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way this time of year! If ice skating is your thing, or even if you just want to give it a whirl for the first time, there are plenty of cool rinks to choose from. East Aurora’s Healthy Zone Rink is an outdoor rink right in the heart of the village of East Aurora. Open skate is offered Fridays 7-8:45 p.m., Saturdays 1-2:20 p.m. and 7-8:45 p.m., and Sundays 1-2:20 p.m. Admission is $5, and children 4 and under are free with a paying adult. Skate rental is $3. For more info, visit www.thinkrink. org. Head to Buffalo for a waterfront rink! Lace up your skates for The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Hours are as follows: Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Monday: closed except for Jan. 16 and Feb. 20; Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-7 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. -10 p.m. Admission is $6 for ages 13 and over, $4 for ages 6-12, and free for kids ages 5 and under. Skate rentals are $5. For more info, visit Also in downtown Buffalo, Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza offers free ice-skating, made possible by presenting sponsor, Five Star Bank. Regular hours of operation are as follows: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday,11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Mondays, except for Jan. 15, when it will be open 11a.m.-9 p.m. Skate rental is available for $2 for children and $3 for adults. For more info, visit Some of Buffalo’s Olmstead Parks, like Cazenovia Park and Martin Luther Kind, Jr. Park offer outdoor rinks. Visit for info. This weekend, celebrate MLK Day with a visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (West Parade Circle Buffalo, NY 14211) for Winter Blast 2018. Jan. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be indoor and outdoor activities hat include old fashioned pond ice skating with free rentals, face painting, balloon art and healthy snacks. This event is free and open to the public. For info, visit Whether you’re the type who glides gracefully across the ice, someone who likes to show off their speed, or are just slowly making your way around the rink while people-watching, there are ice skating opportunities for everyone this winter.

Discover NY Ski Day Jan. 18 Discover NY Ski Day will return on Thursday, Jan.18.You can purchase vouchers starting at $12 each that will entitle you to a lift ticket at participating mountains. Also if you want to learn to ski or snowboard, you can purchase a voucher for that starting at $25. Purchase up to 8 vouchers for you and your family. Just choose the mountain! These vouchers are good for a day or night lift ticket depending when you go skiing. Particpating resorts include Kissing Bridge, Buffalo Ski Club and Holiday Valley. See the entire list and order your tickets at

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Modified Basketball Teams Halfway Through Season

By Alicia Dziak

The youngest of SGI’s basketball teams include the modified levels for both girls and boys, which are made up of students in 7th and 8th grades. At the mid-way point in the season, the boys’ record sits at 1-5. “The record is deceiving, as the boys have been competitive against every opponent, losing by five or fewer baskets,” said coach Gretchen Heichberger, after a tight 3225 loss to Pioneer this week. “The boys play very tenaciously on defense creating excellent defensive pressure,” she added. “As a team, they are still learning the fundamentals of basketball and looking to improve the little things that can create big changes on the court. As the team looks ahead, they are ready to challenge each opponent once more looking for a win!”

Coming off a win last week against JFK, the modified Lady Griffs took a loss on Monday night against Pioneer. “Pioneer is always a tough game for us. I talked with the girls and told them they needed to come out strong in order to play with Pioneer,” said coach Kim Pazzuti. “The first quarter did not go our way but slowly after all the nerves settled, we came to life. We were reading their plays better and not giving up those easy shots down low.” Halley Hayden was the high scorer on the night, with 14 points. Sarah O’Neal added 4 points, and Sydney Fuller, Danielle Henderson, and Elaina Bond each added 2 points. The final score was Pioneer 35 and Lady Griffs 24. Catch the modified squad in action at home on Jan. 22 when they take on Eden at the SGI Middle School.

Thursday, Jan. 11 V. Bowling @ Eden, 4 p.m. JV Girls BB vs. Iroquois, 5 p.m. Mod. Wrestling @ W.S.E., 5 p.m. V Girls BB vs. Iroquois, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 JV Boys BB vs. W. Seneca East, 5 p.m. V. Boys Swim @Alde, 5 p.m. V. Indoor Track @ Houghton College, 5 p.m. V Boys BB vs. W Seneca East, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 V Wrestling @Frankinville V Tournament, 8 a.m. V. Boys Basketball vs. Chautauqua Lake, 11:15 a.m.

SGI eighth grader Sarah O’Neal looks for the pass on offense in Monday’s game against Pioneer.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 V. Bowling vs. JFK, 4 p.m. V Boys Swim @Cleveland Hill, 4:30 p.m. JV Boys BB vs. W. Seneca West, 5 p.m. JV Girls BB @Eden, 5 p.m. V. Wrestling @ Lackawanna, 6 p.m. V Boys BB vs. W Seneca West, 6:30 p.m. V Girls BB @Eden, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 V. Bowling vs. Pioneer, 4 p.m. Mod. B BB @ Holland, 5 p.m. JV Girls BB @ Pioneer, 5:30 p.m. V. Wrestling @ Maryvale, 6 p.m. Mod. G BB @ Holland, 6:30 p.m. V Girls BB @ Pioneer, 7 p.m.

SGI Coaches Corner Girls’ JV Basketball, Coach Chris Mathewson

Last Thursday the Girls JV Basketball team improved its record to 4-2 with a 49-35 victory over host Maryvale. Cora Boundy led the Griffs with 13 points, numerous assists and excellent defensive pressure. Three other Griffs scored in double figures Gracie Attebery with 11, and Rachel O’Neal and Melanie Barry with 10 each. The Griffs turned around a 19-18 halftime deficit by outscoring the Flyers 31- 16 in the second half. Girls’ Varsity Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey

The varsity girls basketball team opened up league play on Thursday night and lost 48-33. The girls had a difficult time throughout the evening containing Maryvale on the offensive boards. Although there were times of solid play, most notably from Jess Engel, the team couldn’t quite hit their stride for the duration of the game. The loss puts the girls at 3-3 overall and 0-1 in league play. The girls dropped their game on Monday night to a very good Lake Shore team by a score of 65-26. The girls dealt with some difficult pressure in the backcourt which led to some unfortunate turnovers with Lake Shore turning those mistakes into points. Despite the score, the Lady Griffs never quit at any point during the game. Scorers on the night included: Grace Zabawa (6 points,) Mackenzie Engel (6 points,)

Leah Frank (4 points,) Ivette Lewandowski (5 points,) Kelsey Zabawa (3 points) and Ryan Stedman with 2 points. The highlight on the night came when section 6 awarded their “Character of the Game” participant. This award is given to a player from each team who best reflects: strong character, hustle, sportsmanship, and positive communication (among other traits.) Kelsey Zabawa was the recipient of the award and a well-deserved honor for everything she did last night. Congratulations Kelsey! The girls are back in action on Thursday night when they host Iroquois. Bowling, Coach Kevin Farner

Last week, the bowling team had one match versus Eden. The girls won 6-1; their record for the season is now 3 wins, 1 loss. Emily Leverentz had the top three game series with 490; Cece Krezmien had the high single game with 180. The boys also beat Eden by a 5-2 score. They are still undefeated with a 4-0 record. Emmitt Collins had 231-562, Nick Abdo 204-551, and Tom Starks 210-541 we’re high scorers. Abdo leads our division in average with 206; Collins is third with 194. Next up are road matches at Lackawanna on Wednesday and Eden on Thursday.

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The newly-formed Springville Soccer Club announced this week that they will be adding a U12 boys’ team to their spring season lineup. Registration is now open at syionline. org for boys born in 2006 and 2007 and will close Jan. 23. The club is a member of the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League.

Indoor Soccer Starts Jan. 18 SYI’s indoor soccer league for third-sixth graders starts Thursday, Jan. 18. All teams are scheduled for the group practice on the first night 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Pistol Permit Recertification Outreach in Springville Jan. 19 County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and County Legislator John Mills have announced a pistol permit recertification outreach will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 at Concord Public Library, 18 Chapel St., Springville. The clerk, legislator and staff from the county clerk’s office will be available to answer any questions regarding the recertification process. Hard copies of recertification forms will be made available at the outreach. “I understand there are many people who disagree with and are frustrated with the NY SAFE Act. However, with the deadline for re-certification fast approaching, I do not want to see any citizen lose their pistol permit because they did not recertify their license,” said Kearns. “I have made resources available at the county clerk’s office to assist with re-certification. I encourage all pistol permit holders to recertify as soon as possible.” “I would like to thank Clerk Kearns for hosting these outreaches,” said Mills (R-Orchard Park). “Though I strongly disagree with the SAFE Act, it’s important pistol permit holders know the rules and regulations so they can continue to lawfully own their firearms.” Because of provisions in the NY SAFE Act, pistol permit holders who received their permit prior to Jan. 15, 2013 must recertify with the New York State Police by Jan. 31. This is the first year this requirement is in place. Over 50,000 pistol permit holders in Erie County have yet to recertify. Those needing to recertify can pick up hard copies of the state’s recertification form at each auto bureau in Erie County and at the Pistol Permit Office. Those forms must be mailed to the New York State Police, Pistol Permit Bureau, Building 22, 1220 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12226-2252. Additionally, 20 computer stations located at Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin St., Buffalo, are available with a direct link to the pistol permit recertification website at Further pistol permit recertification outreaches will be held across the county in the coming weeks, dates and locations will be announced shortly. Anyone with questions about the outreach or recertification process can call Kearns’ office at (716) 858-8866.

BCH Presentation at Senior Center

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Physical Therapist Mary Lou Wright will deliver a presentation on “Balance and Falls” on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at the Concord Senior Center (40 Commerce Drive, off Waverly, in Springville) at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Call (716) 5922764 for more information.

PROS/ CCARET Extra Class

The Pioneer, Radio, Operators, Society and Cattaraugus County, Amatuer, Radio Exam, Team will host a Extra licensing class on Jan. 14, 2018. This will be held at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E. Main St.. Springville, NY. Classes start at 10 a.m. in the conference room. This is an free class and will run about 7 weeks. Instructor Ray Feness K2RMF said that we will be using the “Extra class” book by Gordon West for the study guides. If interested in reserving a spot and a study guide, contact Gary KB2YAA ASAP so books can be ordered for the first class at (716) 592-9554 or kb2yaa@arrl. net.

Green Springville Speaker Series Jan. 23 Green Springville has coordinated a speaker series for the first part of 2018, drawing in presenters on topics related to energy-efficient heating, solar technology and sustainable development. The first speaker scheduled is Joe Gawran from Buffalo Geothermal on Tuesday, Jan. 23. His talk will feature basic principles of geothermal technologies, how it compares to traditional heating and cooling, and available incentives for homeowners and businesses. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Springville Center for the Arts. A question and answer period will follow all speakers. For more information, contact Braman at or on Facebook at

Celebrate Winter: Snow Day Fun

Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta is chock full of tomatoes, an excellent source of lycopene, as well as vitamins A, C and K, which are all helpful in fighting colds and infections. The recipe also has plenty of garlic and onions, two allium vegetables with natural detoxification powers that stimulate immune response and reduce inflammation. By Mary Heyl Mix until most of the Let the healing begin! “Oh the weather outside lumps are gone. Cook To start, bring a pot of is frightful” has never been over medium heat, stirring water to a boil over high more true than this winter! continuously, until the From frigid wind chills to mixture thickens into a ball heat. Add 8-12 oz. of your white-out conditions, the of dough. When the mixture favorite pasta (farfalle and ziti are good choices) and past several weeks of winter feels like it can’t be stirred cook until tender, about 7-10 have been unpredictable, anymore, the dough has minutes, then drain. While which is why life in been formed! Next, place the pasta is cooking, dice Western New York is a the dough on a floured a small onion and mince constant adventure. Since cutting board and wait for two cloves of garlic. Cook our homes and our vehicles it to cool (about 20 to 30 both in a large skillet with 1 are prepared for whatever minutes). Let the kids help tablespoon of olive oil over comes, it’s time to prepare knead the dough, adding medium heat for about 5 ourselves for a weekend of in flour until it is no longer healthy indoor fun, as cabin sticky (about ½ cup). Now, minutes or until onions are translucent and softened. fever and actual fevers are you can add extra food just as real a threat as lake coloring or glitter, or simply Add 1 15-oz can of diced effect snow! enjoy the gelatin color of the tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano (or a plain Nothing captures the joy dough! Make more dough of winter quite like a snow with other flavors of gelatin day (at least for the kids), (recipe can be cut in half for but a day inside can be a smaller batches). Store the real challenge for mom and dough in airtight containers dad! Making homemade for up to three weeks. play dough is a great way While the kids are to pass the time and have occupied with their new some fun in the kitchen, too. play dough creations, you To get started, mix 1 cup of can take advantage of the white flour, 1 cup of warm free time to make an easy, water, 2 tablespoons of salt, delicious dinner that will 2 tablespoons of cream help you stick to your New of tartar, 2 tablespoons Year’s Resolution, and of cooking oil and 1 3-oz keep the family healthy, as package of instant gelatin it’s loaded with immune together in a small saucepan. system-boosting ingredients.

can of diced tomatoes plus ½ teaspoon each of dried oregano and dried basil). Add ½ teaspoon of salt and stir to combine. Add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and ½ cup of water to the skillet and stir until the tomato paste is dissolved into the sauce. Turn the heat down to low. Cut 2 ounces of cream cheese into small pieces and add them to the skillet. Use a whisk to stir the sauce until the cream cheese has fully melted and the sauce is creamy. Next, add ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese and whisk until melted again. Stir about ½ cup of fresh or thawed spinach into the skillet and add the pasta until it is well-coated with the sauce. Cook over low heat for approximately 5 minutes or until all ingredients are heated through. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper and enjoy!

Joe Ward Exhibit at SCA Holland, NY artist Joe Ward’s solo exhibit, Scenes, opens on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Springville Center for the Arts. The exhibit will contain a broad survey of his work from the 1990s until now. His work in oil and acrylic portrays local trails, nearby towns and his journeys afar. Ward studied painting and design at Rosary Hill and Buffalo State College. His work was previously exhibited at the BurchfieldPenney Arts Center,

Wyoming County Arts Council, Livingston Arts Council and more. Friday, Jan. 19 the Center will host a free artist’s reception from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Gallery. Refreshments will be served and guests can meet the artist. The Harold L. Olmsted Gallery is at Springville Center for the Arts, located at 37 N. Buffalo Streetin Springville. For more info, call the Arts Center at (716) 592-9038 or visit Gallery Thursdays from noon to 8 hours are Wednesdays and p.m., and Saturdays from 10 Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., a.m. to 3.p.m.

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listening to the public and, being public servants, we are supposed to serve the public,” said Charles Sickler, Erie County deputy commissioner of highways. “It was pretty loud and clear that they don’t want a roundabout even though we think it’s probably the better choice.” Sickler was quick to note, however, that his department still considers a four-way stop as a safer alternative than the current configuration, which has traffic at Genesee Road, as well as nearby Sibley Road, stopping while commuters on Route 240 pass through.

The decision to improve the intersection came after the Erie County DPW last October announced federal funding had been secured for the study, design and construction of intersection improvements there following a review that spanned three years of traffic reports on the site. Sickler said a four-way stop scenario would only require installing signage, which he estimated to cost about $900. In 2016, the Erie County DPW reported construction on the selected alternative was anticipated to begin this spring with a budget of $760,000. “We’ve got a few more “If the public wanted zeros to add in there, so we something that was not safe will probably do some road and would not work then we paving” within the bounds would not do that,” Sickler of the intersection, Sickler said. “A roundabout would said. work. The stop signs will An alternative to a work.” roundabout presented to the Sickler said the county public in early December DPW has “pretty much included a four-way stop, decided” on the four-way but that improvement also stop but he had yet to inform included the reconfiguration Erie County Legislator John of Sibley Road to instead Mills, R-Orchard Park, intersect Route 240 north about the decision. Mills of the intersection. This has been out of the area this decision by the county week and was unavailable keeps Sibley Road with its for comment. intersection with Genesee Road, creating a four-

way stop at the primary intersection with a stop sign on Sibley Road, as it currently stands, also in the vicinity. Another option presented at the public meeting in early December was a traffic signal, but it was determined the option was not viable because of the lack of volume of vehicles passing through the intersection. David Askinzai of Clark, Patterson & Lee presented the roundabout option because of the reduction in fatalities at roundabouts, he said, citing federal studies. The recommendations for the project came following a three-year traffic study that spanned June 2013 to May 2016. A total of 27 accidents took place there during that time period, with 25 being right-angle accidents, Askinazi said. He noted the accident rate of 4.81 accidents per million vehicles is 13.74 times higher than the regional rate of .35 accidents per million vehicles. However, Matthew Willibey, a past chief of the East Concord Fire Department, said since larger stop signs and “cross traffic does not stop” signs

were installed on Genesee Road at the intersection in November 2016, there has not been a single personal injury accident there. The study — and the process to acquire funding — to remedy the problems at the intersection began before the signs were installed. Sickler said, in addition to comments from the Dec. 4 meeting, the county DPW received 18 letters concerning the intersection, with 14 of them against a roundabout. Four of those letters against a roundabout came from the East Concord Fire Department on its letterhead, he said. Sickler said it’s expected the signs will be erected this spring, and that electronic signage must be displayed for 30 days before signs go up to inform commuters of the upcoming changes. “The all-way stop will work probably just as well,” Sickler said. “Like anything else, if people obey the signage and all, we won’t have a problem. What people do and what we can control is not always what we want.”

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COMMUNITY Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program

Concord Senior Center Upcoming Events Monday, Jan. 15-MLK Day -CLOSED Tuesday, Jan. 16-9:30 a.m. Yoga, 10 a.m. Open Needle, 11 a.m.-Stay Fit Exercises, 12:00-Stay Fit Lunch Wednesday, Jan. 17-10 a.m. WOW Craft Group 1-7 p.m. Blood mobile-get a free $5 Tim Hortons card w/visit today Thursday, Jan. 18-10 a.m. UNIVERIA REP. HERE, 11 a.m. Stay Fit Exercise 12 p.m. Stay Fit Lunch, 1 p.m. Euchre 6 p.m. CONCORD TOWN MEETING Friday, Jan. 19- 12:00-Stay Fit Lunch


JANUARY 2018 Monday 1

Tuesday 2



Sloppy Joe on a Wheat Bun Fiesta Corn Green Beans Pineapple Tidbits (738)






Chicken Leg w/ BBQ Sauce Mashed Potato Peas Dinner Roll Tapioca Pudding (791)

Steakhouse Burger w/Gravy on a Hamburger Bun Baked Beans Carrots Fruited Gelatin (964)














25 SIDE SALAD Hot Dog w/ Chili Sc on a Bun Potato Salad California Blend Vegetable Pineapple Tidbits (854)






2 Ground Hog Day

Beef Macaroni Casserole w/ Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Fiesta Corn Dinner Roll Pineapple Tidbits (757)


Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Gravy Cheesy Mashed Potato Peas Dinner Roll Butterscotch Pudding (657) Swedish Meatballs over Cavatapi Brussels Sprouts Corn Chocolate Pudding (785)


Breaded Chicken Breast w/Scaloppini Sc Msh Sweet Potato Green Beans w/Red Pepper Wheat Dinner Roll Peach and Pear Cup (782) Penne Pasta w/Meatballs and Tomato Meat Sauce Peas Grape Juice Chocolate Chip Cookies (1093)

Br Veal Patty w/ Italian Tomato Sc and Mozz Cheese over Penne Pasta Apple Juice Seasoned Spinach Carnival Sugar Cookies (972)

ENTRÉE SALAD Caesar Salad w/ Breaded Chicken Breast, Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese and Croutons Dinner Roll Tropical Fruit (979)

Hamburger w/Mushroom Gravy on a Bun Oven Br Potato Seasoned Mashed Squash Chocolate Pudding (931)

Meatloaf w/Onion Gravy Mashed Potato Mixed Vegetable Wheat Bread Rice Pudding w/ Raisins (811)

Sliced Turkey Breast w/ Gravy over Dressing Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potato Peas Strawberry Bavarian (741)

MLK Jr Celebration Breaded Boneless Pork Chop w/Gravy Mashed Potato Seasoned Spinach Cornbread Banana Cream Pie (1148) ENTRÉE SALAD Julienne Salad with Classique Dressing Dinner Roll Orange(794)

Breaded Boneless Pork Chop w/Gravy Msh Sweet Potato Broccoli Wheat Dinner Roll Apple (820)

Steakhouse Burger w/Gravy on a Bun Baked Beans Carrots Orange CHOCOLATE MILK (992)

For meal reservations, call the Erie County Stay Fit Program at (716) 592-2741

Collins Public Library Events

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Winnie the Pooh Story Hour: Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 5:15 pm. Join us as we read wonderful stories, make a craft and play games all featuring Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Ages 3-9. Call or stop in to sign up! Toddler Time: The next session of Toddler Time begins

Friday, Jan.19 at 10:30 am . Please call or stop in to register! Book Club: Monday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. We will be discussing “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett. You can request a copy online or at the Library Desk. Magic of Science: Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. Explore the “magic” of physics and chemistry. Ages 5-11. Please call or stop in to sign up. Quilting with Florence: Every Wednesday, 10am to 2:30 p.m. Come quilt with these knowledgeable ladies! Lego Club: Monday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 4-12. Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! Senior Movie: Friday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. Starring Judy Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Piggot-Smith. Please call the Library for the title. Library Hours: Monday 2-8 pm, Tuesday 2-8 pm, Wednesday 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday 10:30 am -5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm, Sunday CLOSED. Telephone - 532-5129.

Hulbert Public Library Events

everyone. Saves you money and better for the environment too! Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Gaming Unplugged. Every Friday. *No meeting on Jan. 19.* From 4 to 6 p.m. Ages 10-14.* Created by kids, for kids, the library meeting room will be open for board game play. There will be a variety of games and snacks provided. Have a game you would like to share? Bring it along (must be age appropriate). Registration is encouraged but drop ins are welcome. 592-7742. *Age range is flexible. Kids are welcome as long as they are there for the love of board Lapsit Winter Session 1. For ages 6 months to 2 years. games. Picture books, toys, music, bubbles! Four week session: Library Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 1/15/17 Jan. 9-30 Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Registration is required. The Botanical Gardens Present Terrariums. This event Please call 592-7742. will be Jan. 20 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am. For ages 5-12 Erie County Dept. of Social Services Community years. Create your own miniature greenhouses with plants Assistance Intern. Ongoing service every Thursday 10 a.m. provided. to 6 p.m. and every Friday 12 to 7 p.m. No registration Alzheimer’s Association: Living with Alzheimer’s for necessary. Drop in, first come, first serve. Middle-Stage Caregivers Preschool Story Time Winter Session 1 For ages 3-5 3 sessions: Monday, Jan. 22, Monday, Feb. 26, Monday, years. Four week session: Jan. 11-Feb. 1 Thursdays at 10:30 March 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. a.m. Picture books, rhymes, simple craft, finger plays, short Book Club and a Movie. on January 23rd from 1:30 video. registration is required. Please call 592-7742. to 2:30 pm. This months book is “Harry Potter and the Make Your Own Household Cleaners With Tina Ames. Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. The book club meets This event will be on Jan. 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants the fourth Tuesday of the month. Please call or visit the will make homemade household cleaning essentials – library to order your book and movie. Please call to sign up including laundry detergent, dishwasher tabs, cleaning at 592-7742. spray, and more. Recipes and samples to take home for

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Jan. 12 Late Night Great Night Kissing Bridge Jan. 13 Beach Party Kissing Bridge

Jan. 13 d Round and Square Dance 7:30 p.m., Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall (10893 Sisson Highway, North Collins). Jan. 14 PROS/CCARET Extra Class The Pioneer, Radio, Operators, Society and Cattaraugus County, Amatuer, Radio Exam, Team (716) 592-9554 or

Jan. 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5. Jackrabbit Series Snowshoe Races Kissing Bridge North Area Jan. 16 Toddler Time – Winter Fairy Tea Party at Beaver Meadow To register, call (585) 4573228. Jan. 18 Discover NY Ski Day Jan. 19-21 Country Weekend Kissing Bridge Jan. 19-20 Winter Blues Weekend Ellicottville

Jan. 21 Snowshoe Walk at Knox Farm State Park 1-3 p.m. Bring your own snowshoes or rent them, snow-dependent To register, call (585) 457-3228. Jan. 23 Green Springville Speaker Series 6:30 p.m., Springville Center for the Arts greenspringville Jan. 25-26 Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic Holiday Valley Two days of coaching, demo equipment, breakfast and lunch each day plus dinner on Thursday.

Jan. 26-28 Oktoberfest Weekend Kissing Bridge Jan. 27 Snowshoe Softball Tournament To benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Springville. Sprague Brook Park. Jan. 27-28 USASA Boardercross Weekend Holiday Valley A weekend with 4 USASA Boardercross events. Competition to be held on Moonshadow course. Feb.17-18 Free fishing weekend

If you have an event to add to the community calendar, email

Religious Services Assembly Of God Church 57 Transit Line Road • (716) 592-4652 Fellowship Hill Ministries 38 Franklin Street • (716) 592-4455 First Presbyterian Church 38 N Buffalo Street • (716) 592-7962 Embrace the Power of Prayer... Mortons Corners Baptist Church 13342 Mortons Corners Road • (716) 592-2703. New Life Fellowship Church 17 Park Street • (716) 592-4764 Our Savior Lutheran Church 431 Waverly Street • (716) 592-4344 Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church 591 E Main Street • (716) 592-2153 Salem Lutheran Church 91 W Main Street • (716) 592-4893 The Springville Crossing Church 23 E Main St #A • (716) 560-4704 Covenant Bible Presbyterian Church 11 W Main Street • (716) 592-2579 Faith Baptist Church 35B E Main Street • (716) 574-3435 First United Methodist Church 474 E Main Street • (716) 592-7451 St Aloysius Parish 190 Franklin Street • (716) 592-2701 East Otto United Methodist Church 7896 East Flats Road, East Otto Weekly services at 10 a.m.

Local Community Meetings Village of Springville Board 1st & 3rd Monday

65 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141 (716) 592-4936

Village of Springville Planning Board 2nd Tuesday

65 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141

Town of Concord Board 2nd Thursday

86 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141 (716) 592-4948

Town of Concord Planning Board 1st Tuesday

86 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141

Springville-Griffith Institute School Board Visit

290 N. Buffalo St., Springville, New York 14141 (716) 592-3200

Village of North Collins Board

Third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Village Hall, 10543 Main Street, North Collins, NY 14111 (716) 337-3160

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Jan. 11-17, 2018 Dayton-Markhams

Road, and in the westerly line of lands conveyed to George and Elva Nelson by Deed recorded in the Cattaraugus County NOTICE OF SALE Clerkʼs Office in SUPREME COURT Liber 230 of Deeds COUNTY OF at page 495, 489 CATTARAUGUS LEGAL NOTICE feet to a point PHH Mortgage TOWNMondays OF 657.05 feet of the Daily Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm • Deadline: at 3 pm Corporation, FRIENDSHIP northwest corner To respond to a Box Number, to: Plaintiff AGAINST NOTICE OF thereof;send thence Kenneth Collins PUBLIC HEARING easterly at right (Box Number) a/k/a Kenneth V. ON PROPOSED angles 208 feet; c/o Olean Herald Collins a/k/a Ken LOCAL LAW LEGAL NOTICE thence southerly at SUPREME COURTTimes Collins; Cheryl NOTICE IS TOWN OF right angles and – COUNTY OF Norton 639 Drive a/k/a Cheryl HEREBY GIVEN FRIENDSHIP CATTARAUGUS Olean, NY parallel 14760to the Reader Ads: First 5 lines – $9.64 Collins (3 words per line)that • $a1.17 for each additional line U.S. L. Collins; et al., public hearNOTICE OF BANK TRUST, centerline of the Defendant(s) Puring will be held PUBLIC HEARING N.A., AS TRUSTsaid Daytonsuant to a Judgbefore the Town ON PROPOSED Markhams Road, EE FOR LSF9 Employment / ForeclosBoardLegals of the Town LOCAL LAW 330.07Legals feet to the MASTER PARTIHomes For Rent ment of Legals Legals Legals ure and Sale duly of Friendship at the NOTICE IS CIPATION TRUST, northerly bounds of Help Wanted dated September Friendship ComHEREBY GIVEN the Erie-LackPlaintiff against 7, 2017 I, the unmunity Room locthat a public hearwanna Railroad SAMUELS S. Olean - 3 bdrm. Salon 54 in dersigned Referee ated at 7 Depot ing will be held Companyʼs right of CASTELLANO II home, $750 + util. Belmont, NY is will sell at public Street, in the Town before the Town way; thence southA/K/A SAMUEL S. Off st. prkg. Call looking for a great auction in the lobby of Friendship, New Board of the Town westerly at an inCASTELLANO; (716)379-8391 hairstylist, and/ or of the Cattaraugus York, at 7:10 P.M. of Friendship at the PAMELA J. terior angle of 127 nail tech to rent a County Building, on the 17th day of Friendship Comdeg.23 min. and CASTELLANO, et OLEAN- 4 bdrm. booth in our salon. Court Street, Little January, 2018, con- munity Room localong the northerly al Defendant(s). home, newly reNewly renovated, Valley, NY on Janu- cerning proposed ated at 7 Depot Pursuant to a Judg- bounds of the said modeled, across Main St. location, ary 16, 2018 at Local Law Number Street, in the Town railroad right of way ment of Foreclosfrom school. $895 Right down the hill 10:30AM, premises 4 of 2017, entitled of Friendship, New 381.77 feet to the ure and Sale + util. & sec. Call from County courtknown as 512 Line “A Local Law York, at 7:20 P.M. place of BEGINentered on (585)403-9496 house . Rent is $80 Street, Olean, NY Amending Local on the 17th day of NING. Said November 16, per week. Call or Law No. 1 of 2008 January, 2018, con- 2017.I, the underpremises known as text for details 585- Commercial / Rental 14760. All that certain plot piece or entitled ʻA Local cerning proposed 9212 Route 62, signed Referee will 610-0818. Serious Property parcel of land, with Law to Regulate Local Law Number Gowanda, N.Y. sell at public inquires only the buildings and Solid Waste Dis5 of 2017, entitled 14070. auction at the CatRiichburg Area lg. Secretary needed improvements posal, Refuse Col“A Local Law to Al(Section: 25.001, taraugus County storage warehouse/ as receptionist in erected, situate, lection and Recyclow Cold War VetBlock: 2, Lot: 31). Courthouse, 1 Leo gar. & more our Port Allegany lying and being in lingʼ”. The purpose erans A Limited Moss Drive, Olean, Approximate 2400 sq. ft. and Coudersport the City of Olean, of the proposed loc- Town Tax Exempamount of lien $ N.Y. on the 23rd 585-307-6853 offices. County of Catal law is to amend tion Pursuant to 74,486.44 plus inday of January, Part-Time-3 days taraugus and State Local Law No. 1 of Section 458-B of terest and costs. 2018 at 9:00 a.m. per week. Send of NY, Section 2008 to provide for the Real Property Premises will be premises deLegals resume to: re94.067 Block 3 Lot the pickup of reTax Law.” The pursold subject to proscribed as follows: sumes@guidance8.1. Approximate fuse material on pose of the provisions of filed All that tract or or mail amount of judgcollection day not posed local law is judgment and cel of land, situate COLLECTORS to Personnel, The ment $46,477.17 in excess of four (4) to authorize a limterms of sale. in the Town of NOTICE Guidance Center, plus interest and fifty-five (55) gallon ited exemption from Dayton, County of Index No. 85302TOWN OF 110 Campus real property taxes costs. Premises will refuse or garbage 17. Fern Adelstein, Cattaraugus, State MANSFIELD Drive, Bradford, NOTICE IS HEREbe sold subject to containers , and to for residential real of New York, distin- Esq., Referee. PA 16701. protect the health, property owned by Stern & Eisenberg, guished by belong BY GIVEN THAT I, provisions of filed Judgment Index safety and well beveterans and their part of Lot No. 30 in PC the undersigned, ing of persons and surviving spouses Town 5, Range 9 of Attorney(s) for Collector of taxes in #85320. Todd Pets / Pet Care and for the Town of Thomas, Esq., property in the within the boundarPlaintiff the Holland Land Referee Shapiro, Town of Friendship. ies of the Town of Companyʼs Survey, Woodbridge CorMansfield, County DiCaro & Barak, A copy of the proFriendship who porate Plaza bounded and deof Cattaraugus, Stalls Available LLC Attorney(s) posed local law is rendered military 485 B Route 1 scribed as follows: State of New York, One of the area's for the Plaintiff available for inservice to the South – Suite 330 BEGINNING in the have received the finest Equestrian 175 Mile Crossing spection at the ofUnited States durIselin, NJ 08830 centerline of the 2018 warrant for Center with lg. Boulevard fice of the Town ing the “Cold War” Dayton-Markhams (732) 582-6344 the collection of heated stalls avail. Rochester, Clerk. pursuant to SecRoad at its interthe taxes of the Huge indoor arena, said Town for the The Cattaraugus New York 14624 At such time and tion 458-b of the section with the nice outdoor arena. present year, and (877) 759-1835 place all persons Real Property Tax northerly bounds of County DepartLots of trails, nice ment of Social Dated: November interested in the Law. A copy of the the Erie-Lackthat I will attend at viewing room. $400 the place and dates 5, 2017 49941 Services Employsubject matter of proposed local law awanna Railroadʼs per mo. 1523 Four the proposed local is available for inright of way; thence ment Plan is now named below, for Mile Rd. Allegany. availabe for viewlaw will be heard spection at the ofnortherly along the thirty days from the PUBLIC NOTICE Call 716-471-5885 ing and public concerning the fice of the Town centerline of the date hereof, from The Allegany for appt. comment. same. Clerk. Dayton-Markhams 9:00 oʼclock a.m. County DepartThose wishing Dated: Town of At such time and Road, and in the until 5:00 oʼclock ment of Social Apartments to review the plan Friendship, place all persons westerly line of p.m. for the purServices would may do so between New York interested in the lands conveyed to pose of receiving like to announce For Rent 8am and 4pm subject matter of George and Elva payment of said the filing of the draft 1/9/2018 the proposed local Nelson by Deed re- Monday through taxes. 2018-2019 Employ- SEAL 1 & 2 BR apts. Friday at the Patricia Schurr, law will be heard corded in the Catment Plan. The Cuba. No smoking/ Further, take notice Cattarugus County Friendship concerning the taraugus County plan will be availthat taxes may be pets. Sec., 1st. Department of same. Clerkʼs Office in able for review for a Town Clerk paid on or before 814-598- 3777 Dated: Town of 30 day public comLiber 230 of Deeds Social Services, January 31, 2018 1 Leo Moss Drive, NOTICE OF Friendship, ment period from at page 495, 489 without charge of 1 & 2 BR, quality, Olean, NY. For MEETINGS New York 1/10/18-2/10/18. feet to a point interest. On all furn/ unfurn., gar., questions, please NOTICE IS HERE1/9/2018 The Employment 657.05 feet of the taxes collected $495 to $800 incl. contact Michelle Patricia Schurr, Plan includes Tem- BY GIVEN that the northwest corner util. No Pets Olean. after such date Imhoff, Temporary Town Board of the Friendship porary Assistance thereof; thence there shall be ad716-560-6656 Assistance Chief Town of Concord, Town Clerk and SNAP employeasterly at right ded interest of one Examiner at 716will hold the followment services. All angles 208 feet; percent for Febru1 bdrm. eff. apt. ing meetings: those desiring inary and two perSUPREME COURT thence southerly at 701-3690. near Walmart, off A Special Town put are invited to right angles and cent for March until – COUNTY OF st. prkg., util. incl. Board meeting on parallel to the the return of the un- comment. CATTARAUGUS No pets/smoking. Thursday, January For any questions paid taxes is made U.S. BANK TRUST, centerline of the (716)372-7009 Looking For or to view the plan, 18th, 2018 at 10 said Daytonto the Cattaraugus N.A., AS TRUSTA New Job? a.m. at the Town please contact the Markhams Road, County Treasurer EE FOR LSF9 CUBA - 2 bdrm. Check The Hall, 86 Franklin following between 330.07 feet to the on the 1st day of MASTER PARTIapt. No pets. CLASSIFIEDS Street, Springville, the hours of 1PMApril, 2018. CIPATION TRUST, northerly bounds of For details, New York for the 3PM Monday PLACE the Erie-LackPlaintiff against call (716)378-2407 purpose of paying Town of Mansfield, through Friday: wanna Railroad SAMUELS S. the abstract and Town Hall, in Companyʼs right of Kimberly Scutt CASTELLANO II For Rent Eddyville, 7691 way; thence southDirector of Tempor- the Final Public A/K/A SAMUEL S. 3 bedroom/2 bath, Meeting on the Toad Hollow Road, westerly at an inary Assistance CASTELLANO; $200 per night, ocTown of Concord Little Valley, New terior angle of 127 Allegany County PAMELA J. cupancy of 16. FireComprehensive York 14755 deg.23 min. and DDS CASTELLANO, et places, everything Monday along the northerly 7 Court St. RM 127 Plan Update on al Defendant(s). provided to cook 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Belmont, NY 14813 Thursday, January Pursuant to a Judg- bounds of the said with in kitchen. 18th, 2018 from Thursday railroad right of way 585-268-9356 ment of ForeclosSheets provided 6-8 p.m. at the 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. 381.77 feet to the or ure and Sale bring your own pilConcord Senior place of BEGINChristine Todd entered on Saturday lows and blankets. NING. Said Principle Examiner Center, 40 ComNovember 16, 9:00a.m. -1:00 p.m. 3 miles to Ellicotmerce Drive, premises known as Allegany County 2017.I, the undertville/HolidayValley/ Betty Jane Horning, Springville, New 9212 Route 62, DSS signed Referee will HoliMont - taxi ser- Tax Collector WINTER SEASONAL POSITIONS Gowanda, N.Y. (INDOOR & OUTDOOR) 7 Court St. RM 127 York. All interested sell FOR at public vice available. No 14070. auction at the CatNOTICE OF SALE Belmont, NY 14813 citizens will have pets, guns or • SNOW MAKING the opportunity to (Section: 25.001, taraugus County 585-268-9400 SUPREME COURT ATV's. Contact • LIFT OPERATORS be heard. Block: 2, Lot: 31). Courthouse, 1 Leo COUNTY OF Stan - call or tex By Order of the Moss Drive, HELP Olean, Approximate CATTARAUGUS LEGAL NOTICE 716-597-6330. • OFFICE Town Board, amount of lien $ N.Y. on the 23rd PHH Mortgage TOWN OF CLEANERS Darlene G. 74,486.44 plus inday•of January, Corporation, FRIENDSHIP Park Centre Schweikert terest and costs. 2018 at 9:00REMOVAL a.m. Plaintiff AGAINST NOTICE OF currently has • SNOW Premises will be premises deKenneth Collins PUBLIC HEARING Town Clerk various modern • GENERAL MAINTENANCE sold subject to proscribed as follows: a/k/a Kenneth V. ON PROPOSED apts. for rent. Call visions of filed All that tract HOSTESS or parCollins a/k/a Ken LOCAL LAW LEGAL NOTICE Denise for details • HOUSE judgment and cel of land, situate Collins; Cheryl NOTICE IS TOWN OF 716-372-5555 terms of sale. in the Town of Collins a/k/a Cheryl HEREBY GIVEN FRIENDSHIP ext 227 Index No. 85302Dayton, County of L. Collins; et al., that a public hearNOTICE OF 17. Fern Adelstein, Defendant(s) Puring will be held PUBLIC HEARING Cattaraugus, State Portville 2 bdrm of New York, distin- Esq., Referee. suant to a Judgbefore the Town ON PROPOSED upper, off St. parkStern & Eisenberg, guished by belong Board of the Town LOCAL LAW ing, $510 mo. + util, ment of Foreclospart of Lot No. 30 in PC ure and Sale duly of Friendship at the NOTICE IS W/D hookup, no Town 5, Range 9 of Attorney(s) for HEREBY GIVEN dated September Friendship Compets 716-933-6928 Plaintiff the Holland Land 7, 2017 I, the unmunity Room locthat a public hearCompanyʼs Survey, Woodbridge Cordersigned Referee ated at 7 Depot ing will be held porate Plaza bounded and dewill sell at public Street, in the Town before the Town 485 B Route 1 scribed as follows: auction in the lobby of Friendship, New Board of the Town South – Suite 330 of the Cattaraugus York, at 7:10 P.M. of Friendship Help_Wanted_Ad_Square.indd at the BEGINNING in the 1 11/1/2017 8:21 Iselin, NJ 08830 centerline of the County Building, on the 17th day of Friendship Com(732) 582-6344 Dayton-Markhams Court Street, Little January, 2018, con- munity Room locRoad at its interValley, NY on Janu- cerning proposed ated at 7 Depot section with the ary 16, 2018 at Local Law Number Street, in the Town northerly bounds of 10:30AM, premises 4 of 2017, entitled of Friendship, New the Erie-Lackknown as 512 Line “A Local Law York, at 7:20 P.M. awanna Railroadʼs Street, Olean, NY Amending Local on the 17th day of 14760. All that cerLaw No. 1 of 2008 January, 2018, con- right of way; thence northerly along the tain plot piece or entitled ʻA Local cerning proposed centerline of the parcel of land, with Law to Regulate Local Law Number Dayton-Markhams the buildings and Solid Waste Dis5 of 2017, entitled Road, and in the improvements posal, Refuse Col“A Local Law to Alwesterly line of erected, situate, lection and Recyclow Cold War Vetlands conveyed to lying and being in lingʼ”. The purpose erans A Limited George and Elva the City of Olean, of the proposed loc- Town Tax ExempNelson by Deed reCounty of Catal law is to amend tion Pursuant to corded in the Cattaraugus and State Local Law No. 1 of Section 458-B of taraugus County of NY, Section 2008 to provide for the Real Property Clerkʼs Office in 94.067 Block 3 Lot the pickup of reTax Law.” The purLiber 230 of Deeds 8.1. Approximate fuse material on pose of the proat page 495, 489 amount of judgcollection day not posed local law is feet to a point in excess of four (4) to authorize a limment $46,477.17 ited exemption from 657.05 feet of the plus interest and fifty-five (55) gallon northwest corner costs. Premises will refuse or garbage real property taxes thereof; thence be sold subject to containers , and to for residential real easterly at right provisions of filed protect the health, property owned by angles 208 feet; Judgment Index safety and well beveterans and their thence southerly at #85320. Todd ing of persons and surviving spouses right angles and Thomas, Esq., property in the within the boundarparallel to the Referee Shapiro, Town of Friendship. ies of the Town of centerline of the DiCaro & Barak, A copy of the proFriendship who said DaytonLLC Attorney(s) posed local law is rendered military Markhams Road, for the Plaintiff available for inservice to the 330.07 feet to the 175 Mile Crossing spection at the ofUnited States durnortherly bounds of Boulevard fice of the Town ing the “Cold War” the Erie-LackRochester, Clerk. pursuant to Secwanna Railroad New York 14624 At such time and tion 458-b of the Companyʼs right of (877) 759-1835 place all persons Real Property Tax way; thence southDated: November interested in the Law. A copy of the westerly at an in5, 2017 49941 subject matter of proposed local law terior angle of 127 the proposed local is available for indeg.23 min. and law will be heard spection at the of-

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This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage. Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. In New York, 10 blood drives were forced to cancel due to last week’s winter storm, causing 235 donations to go uncollected. Upcoming blood donation opportunities for the Springville area include: Jan. 15, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 26 Thorn Ave., Orchard Park; Jan. 17, 1 to 7 p.m., Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Springville; Jan. 18, 1 to 7 p.m., North Collins Senior Center, 11065 Gowanda State Road, North Collins; Jan. 19, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 46 N. Main St., Holland; Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 6065 South Park Ave., Hamburg; Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Erie Community College South Campus, 4140 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park; Jan. 22, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St., Hamburg; Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Erie Community College South Campus, 4140 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park; and Jan. 29, 2 to 7 p.m., Eden United Methodist Church, 2820 E. Church St., Eden.


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Camp Turner Receives $4,000 Grant for Wilderness Adventure Equipment

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• Signature salt stone massage • Infared sauna • Lemongrass foot scrub • Ladies packages • Salt Lamps and more! Gift Certificates available. Camp Turner recently received a $4,000 grant that will enable the continuation of its wilderness adventure programs. Shown are some female campers wearing backpacks rented from an outfitter. The new packs will be similar to the ones shown in the photo. By Deb Everts

Thanks to a $4,000 grant, children from all over 1:15 AM the region will be able to continue to enjoy Camp Turner’s thriving and growing wilderness adventure programs. Camp Director John Mann said Camp Turner wishes to extend its gratitude, appreciation and thanks to the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, Senator Catharine M. Young, R-Olean, and her staff for the generous grant in support of the program. “Campers at Camp Turner have the opportunity to sign up for multi-night wilderness camping trips, which require the use of tents and backpacks,” he said. “The funding from the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau has enabled us to replace and upgrade our old, worn equipment with new, quality products from Cabela’s. These upgrades should ensure the viability of the backpacking program for a decade to come.” Camp Turner features

several backpacking programs that will benefit from this grant, including the Explorer and Counselorin-Training (CIT) programs, as well as outdoor living skills activities. According to Mann, the wilderness adventure programs are held during the summer months for older campers. He said there are at least two backpacking trips scheduled this summer as part of the regular summer camp program. “We’ve been doing these two-week programs for quite some time, but both programs were revived last summer,” Mann said. “Initially, we had backpacks donated to us by the ROTC at St. Bonaventure. The reason they donated them was because they were too old and worn out for the ROTC kids to use.” According to Mann, the backpacks were used at Camp Turner an additional nine years after they were donated. He finally decided to find a way to get new backpacks because they

were starting to breakdown. Then somebody suggested he apply for a grant. “The new backpacks will be important to both the Explorer and CIT programs. I couldn’t have run these programs without replacing the equipment,” he said. “It had to happen some way or another. The backpacks and the tents weren’t going to last another summer.” Explorers is a two-week, high adventure program for serious campers, aged 14-16. Mann said the group is going to take a four-day, three-night backpacking trip this summer. “The last five years, we’ve done it through Allegany State Park on North Country Trail,” he said. “The four years before that we did it on North Country Trail, but up in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. Each year, it’s been on different routes and I haven’t decided the route for this year.” Mann said campers in the CIT program are also going to do a three-day

716-699-2068 32 West Washington Street, Ellicottville NY backpacking trip on North Country Trail. During the second week of the program, they do the trip that includes Sky High Adventure Park’s high ropes course at Holiday Valley and some other service learning opportunities. He said the two-week program gives 15and 16-year-olds who want to work at camp a lot of training so they can become future staff members if desired. According to Mann, regular summer sessions at Camp Turner offer three days and two nights of camping fun to children from all over the region. He said it’s not only a fun trip, but it’s also an educational one. Originally from North Tonawanda, Mann and his wife, Sheryl Soborowski, live in Great Valley. Mann, who has served as director for 16 years this summer, said Camp Turner provides

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a great opportunity for young campers to make new friends and keep their minds active over the summer and during winter break. He said the kids get to try some cool, new activities and reconnect with the presence of God in nature. Camp Turner is a resident summer camp offering a full schedule of programs and activities for children ages 7 to 16. The campers come from all over Western New York. The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has operated the not-for-profit camp since 1923.

The camp is located on the Quaker side of Allegany State Park. More details and information can be found online at, or by calling 354-4555.

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A Look Back Continued from front page

Prentice and Mrs. Sylvester Smith, and ID the body. They told them that Christina had lived on Waverly Street with the Prentices. Wednesday morning, Oct. 7, Harry Prentice had driven her to the train station on West Main Street as she was taking the 10:19 train to Buffalo. She was going to visit her sister Ethel who worked in Buffalo, and then later she was going to Salamanca to visit another sister, Mrs. Flyod Kightlinger. She only had a small bag with her. Christina was described as a home girl, never going out with men. She was home almost every night, only going to church, the movies or to visit a neighbor. She was not known to date, or stay out late. The news of her being pregnant was a shock. When the family gathered together, Harry told how he had driven her to the depot, leaving before she got on the train. Ethel said she never arrived in Buffalo. Investigators went to train station next. Yes, she had been seen, and did purchase a one-way ticket to Buffalo and did indeed board the train, with five other people. She should have gotten off in Lackawanna, but no one saw her get off the train. Thirty to 40 other people did get off that train, but not her. At the eight stops between Springville and Buffalo, the baggage rooms were checked for any parcels that were left, and none were found. Her photo was shown and no one remembered seeing her. Miss May Yost said she had spoke to Christina on Wednesday afternoon, when they were both waiting for the train from Springville. Mrs. Lagarda Bordmen said that Christina sat behind her on the 6 p.m. train. A discovery was made less than a mile from where she was found. A black leather bag containing night clothes, stockings, and toilet articles was found, all identified as being Christina’s. A black purse was also found, with money and the contents being hers as well. A very similar case of disappearance was brought up… that of Helen Jureller, Christina’s older sister. In 1930, Helen was rumored to be pregnant when she, too, disappeared. Helen also lived with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Prentice … Harry drove her to the railroad station, and no one ever saw her again. (Harry Prentice was a police officer at the time.) The family received a letter where she claimed to have committed suicide, but the body was never found. Now the FBI was wondering if the two cases were connected. Stay tuned to next week’s Springville Times for part two of this Springville murder mystery from over 80 years ago.

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SGI modified basketball • Photos by Alicia Dziak

The SYI Griffins U16 girls’ soccer team started off their eight-week season on Saturday, Jan. 6.

SES student Lauren Bond poses with her viola at SOLOFEST, which was held Jan. 6 at Depew Middle School.

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