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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 3 The Offiicial Newspaper of the Village of Ellicottville, the Town of Ellicottville, Ellicottville Central Schools and the Towns of Great Valley, NY and Mansfield, NY

Cabin fever? Not around here! With a full lineup of amazing bands performing all over Ellicottville all weekend long, Winter Blues weekend is all about the music and getting out of the house to have some fun. After a day on the slopes, switch out those ski boots for some dancin’ shoes and head to one of the Village hot spots! Get the weekend started on Friday, Jan. 19. At 7 p.m., check out the Hayden Fogel Band at Balloons or Ade Adu at Madigan’s. At 9 p.m., choose from 2 Guys Drinkin’ Blues at the Gin Mill or Patti Parks and the Sizzling Heat at Villaggio. Head back to Balloons and


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Fri • Liam Jones • 10pm Sat • Ryan Melquist & Qwister • 10pm


10 to catch Liam Jones in the back bar. The following night, the fun continues, starting with The Untouchables at EBC starting at 4 p.m., Follow that up with 6 p.m. shows by Tommy Z at Balloons or Mick Hayes Band at Madigan’s. At 9 p.m, the Blue Light Blues Band performs at Gin Mill, and Growlers Blues Band plays at Villaggio. Check out Ryan Melquist and Quister at Balloons’ back bar at 10 p.m., or Tex’s Karaoke at Madigan’s, also at 10 p.m.

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Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic Jan. 25-26

By Alicia Dziak

Calling all intermediate and advanced female skiers! Your opportunity to become a better skier, try out new equipment and make new friends in the process is here. On Jan. 25 and 26, Lisa Densmore Ballard returns to Holiday Valley to lead the “Your Turn” women’s ski clinic. Ballard is a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, and will be assisted by several of Holiday Valley’s female instructors during this twoday clinic. Ballard’s goal is to help

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Winter Olympics 101:

Biathlon, Cross Country and Nordic Combined By Alicia Dziak

Only a few more weeks before the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Olympics offer something for everyone — whether you’re an athlete or not, who doesn’t love a little international competition among the world’s finest athletes? The bonus is that they’re competing in sports

By Alicia Dziak

It’s wintertime and Allegany State Park (ASP), New York State’s largest state park, is ready to be enjoyed by winter enthusiasts. What better way to enjoy it than to spend a weekend or more winter camping with family or friends? The park houses hundreds of cabins, many of them winterized. There are also full-service cottages, on both the Red House and Quaker sides, that include full kitchens, as well as bathrooms with showers. A good way to find the one that best meets your needs is to check out www. There, you can access park maps to find your favorite location, and read details of specific cabins, such as number of rooms and type of heat. Prices range, depending on size and location of cabins, and all this information is provided on the website. (Note that in winter, you must reserve cabins for a minimum of two nights.) In addition to the cottages and various styles of cabins, one of ASP’s two group camps is available to rent during the winter months. Group Camp 5, located

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FRIDAY, JAN 19 Balloons – Hayden Fogel Band 7 p.m. MADIGAN’S – Ade adu 7 p.m. Gin Mill – 2 Guys Drinkin’ Blues 9 p.m. Villaggio – PATTI PARKS AND THE SIZZLING HEAT 9 p.m. BALLOONS BACK BAR – Liam jones 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, JAN 20 EBC – Untouchables 4 p.m. Madigan’s – Mick hayes band 6 p.m. Balloons – Tommy Z Band 6 p.m. Gin Mill – Blue light blues band 9 p.m.

Villaggio – Growlers blues band 9 p.m. BALLOONS BACK BAR – ryan melquist & quister10 p.m. Madigan’s – tex’s karaoke 10 p.m.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 Gin Mill 8 p.m. • Joseph & Johnson FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 Balloons 7 p.m. • The Hayden Fogle Band

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between Quaker Lake and the Quaker rental office, offers accommodations for up to 72 people in 18 electrified cabins. The newly remodeled group camp features a large mess hall equipped with a commercial refrigerator, freezer, hot water heater, sinks, shelves and gas cooking range. Once you’ve made your reservations, the park is an open canvas of winter activities! Visitors can enjoy snowmobiling on miles of groomed trails or enjoy the scenery by foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis. There are numerous hills of various grades, so bring your sleds and flying saucers, and feel like a kid again! For the winter sportsmen (and women), ice fishing on the lakes is a popular activity. Even if you don’t fish, taking a stroll around the lake to see the “huts” out on the ice makes for a unique experience. (For more information, visit The park also offers special events all winter long, perfect for filling the time between meals. Third Saturday Treks are free guided walks to

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various points of interest throughout the park. As the name implies, these treks are held the third Saturday of every month, and are led by park staff, members of the Allegany State Park Friends Group or Historical Society members. The Jan. 20 trek will explore the wintery Bear Paw trail up at Summit Warming hut area. Hikers are asked to meet at Summit Warming Hut, site 16, at 1 p.m. and to come dressed for the weather. The hike will last approximately two hours. For more information, visit the Allegany State Park Facebook page or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 or After the hike, take in some live music in the beautiful lobby of the Red House Administration Building for the park’s “By the Fireside” series. This month’s featured performance is by Nick Kody. Influenced by a wide range of rock, blues and country music, Kody offers a unique and diverse interpretation of the Americana genre through both his recorded work

and live performances. Whether solo or backed by the Creek Road Band, Kody’s live shows display hard work, high-caliber musicianship, good friends and great times. The show takes place on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Whether visiting the park for a weekend or over a school break, it’s easy to find just the right balance between relaxation and activity in the park. Plug in the Crockpot before you head outside your cabin for the day and reward yourself with piping hot chili when you return from a hard day of play. Add in some hot cocoa, a card game, and great conversation and winter might just become your new favorite season to spend at ASP!

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Celebrate Winter: Food & Crafts to Stay Warm on Cold Days

By Mary Heyl

Winter is the perfect time of year to learn something new—not only is January the time of year for resolutions, but there’s plenty of time to put them into practice! This month, resolve to try something new, whether it’s a new recipe, sharing some homemade fun, or learning to finger knit with your children or grandchildren. Snowy days mean there’s nothing but time to put these ideas into practice! Jolinda Hacket of loves to make Tortilla Pie, an easy, delicious recipe that will warm up the whole family on a chilly day! To get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine 2 cups of chopped onion (fresh or frozen), 1 ½ cups of chopped red pepper (fresh or frozen), 2 minced garlic cloves, ¾ cup of salsa, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin and 2 cans (15.8 oz each) of black beans, drained, in a large skillet. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently for 3 minutes. Arrange six 6-inch corn tortillas in the bottom of a 9x13” baking dish, overlapping as necessary. Spread half of the bean mixture over the tortillas and sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack and/or cheddar cheese. Repeat the layer with six more tortillas, remaining bean mixture and one more cup of cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm and garnish with tomatoes, sour cream, olives or whatever toppings you like! For the crafty kid in your life, give these adorable glove animals a try! Nearly everyone has a stash of gloves without mates, and this activity is the perfect way to use them. All you need to get started is some gloves, needle and thread,

stuffing, buttons, ribbons, pompoms and any other embellishments you like! Start by folding the thumb and two middle fingers that are not needed for ears inside the glove and whipstitch across the opening with the needle and thread. Next, stuff the glove with fiber fill and fill the fingers (future ears!) if you want them to stand up, or leave them empty if they will be folded over. Stitch the opening for the hand closed. Teach your little ones how to sew a button and create the face for the stuffed animal (for non-sewers or young children, use craft glue to attach the buttons and embellishments). Stitch the ears down and experiment by folding back the fingers or use the fingers as arms and legs! Even if you’ve never tried knitting and don’t have any knitting needles, you can finger knit. Finger knitting (otherwise known as French knitting) is a fun, easy way to make long, colorful chains that can be mini scarves for dolls and stuffed animals or braided together to make a scarf for you! All you need is a pair of scissors and some heavyweight yarn to get started. Kate from offers a detailed photo tutorial of

finger knitting—a great way for kids to pass the time, even while watching TV. Clamp the end of the yarn between your thumb and the palm of your hand. If you are right handed clamp it in your left hand, and if you are left handed do the opposite. Create a figure eight with the yarn around your first two fingers. Create a second figure eight directly above it. Leaving the second loop in place, lift the bottom loop over the top of it and slip it off the end of your finger, repeat with the second finger. You can now let go of the end which has been clamped between your thumb and the palm of your hand. Give it a gentle tug. Repeat the stitch by making another figure eight, lifting the bottom loops over the top loops and slipping them off your fingers. Continue knitting using this technique. When you are happy with the length, slip both of the loops off the ends of your fingers and hold them in one hand. Snip the yarn with your scissors and thread the end of it back through both loops, gently tugging the end of your rope. You’re done!

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we don’t usually get to watch live. Crosscountry skiing, popular in Western New York, plays a big role in some of these competitions. Cross-Country Skiing According to the U.S. Ski Team’s website, “Cross country is organized into two techniques: classical, where the skis move parallel to each other through machine-groomed tracks in the snow, and free technique, where skiers propel themselves in a manner similar to speed skating, pushing off with the edge of their skis. Classic technique is the original, ancient method of skiing. Free technique is more modern, having been pioneered by U.S. Ski Team member Bill Koch in the early ‘80s, and is slightly faster than classical — almost 10 percent faster on average.” Men’s cross-country skiing was part of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and women’s was added in 1952. Several events make up this discipline — individual races, mass start races, the skiathlon, the relay, and individual and team sprints, all for both men and women. In the individual race, the skiers start at 30-second intervals. In the mass start race, all skiers start at the same time. In the skiathlon, skiers race the first half of the course on classic technique skis, including boots similar to racing boots, and poles that extend to around the armpit of the athlete. The skier then must exchange them for skating

skis and the stiffer boots and longer poles that can extend to the athlete’s chin. The time used to change skis is part of the total time for each athlete. The relay is comprised of four-person teams, in which the first and second legs are skied using the classic technique, and the third and fourth using free technique. The individual sprint events begin with a qualifying round and end with six skiers competing for the gold medal in the final round. Cross-country skiing events begin Feb. 10. Biathlon The biathlon, introduced into the Olympics in 1960, combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Several biathlon events make up this discipline in the Winter Olympics — individual, sprint, pursuit, mass start race, and mass start relay for both men and women, as well as a mixed relay made up of two men and two women. Competitions include various lengths of ski races interspersed with bouts of shooting. If targets are missed, various penalties are incurred. In pursuit competitions, the start order and intervals are based on the results of the sprint competition. The winner of the sprint competition starts first, and so on. Relay competitions include four members per team, with racers switching in the handover zone where team members need to touch hands. In the mixed relay, the order of racers

is female, female, male, male. In mass start races, athletes start simultaneously. Biathlon events begin Feb. 10. Nordic Combined Nordic Combined individual events have been part of the Olympic program since the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924, with the team events joining the lineup in 1988. It is the only men-only discipline in the Winter Olympics. Nordic Combined events combine ski jumping and a 10 km cross-country ski race. Men’s events include the individual event with a normal hill ski jump, the individual event with a large hill ski jump, and the team event, with two jumps from the large hill and a relay. The individual event, also known as the Gundersen race, takes place in two stages: first, the jump, and second, the race, where the skiers with the most ski jumping points start first, followed by the next best jumper after a gap that reflects the difference in their jumping scores. The Gold goes to the first athlete to cross the finish line. The team event is similar to the individual event, except that teams of four compete. Nordic Combined events begin Feb. 14. For more info, visit and pyeongchang2018. com.


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ECS SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday, January 18

Varsity Girls Basketball H VS North Collins High School

Varsity Boys Basketball H VS North Collins High School

Friday, January 19



Boys Modified Basketball A VS Portville Central High School @5p.m.

Monday, January 22


Boys Modified Basketball H VS Olean High School

JV Boys Basketball A VS Randolph Central School

Varsity Boys Basketball A VS Randolph Central School

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JV Girls Basketball A VS Falconer High School

Varsity Girls Basketball A VS Falconer High School

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Boys Modified Basketball A VS Franklinville Central High School @4:30p.m.

Eagles’ Bench Gives a Boost Against Pine Valley


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Seniors Elliot Bowen and Griffin Chudy did their usual damage and then some for the Ellicottville boys basketball team Tuesday, but with two other starters dealing with injuries, the Eagles needed a spark off the bench. Coach Dave McCann turned to sixth man junior forward Steven Rowland, who scored a season-high 14 points and pulled down five rebounds. Bowen poured in 25 points with 16 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Chudy tallied nine assists and three steals with his 10 points, picking up more of the ball-handling duties as point guard Austin Grinols rested most of the game on a nagging injury. Freshman Clayton Rowland added seven points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Eagles (9-1, 2-1). “Steven Rowland played a great game coming off the bench,” McCann said, “even right from the beginning before we had a couple injuries there, when he first came in. I thought he played his best game of the season tonight. And actually we just moved his younger brother Clayton up from the JV just this week and I thought Clayton did a really nice job for only his second varsity game.” Of course, as well as the bench played, the Eagles’ two healthy captains, Bowen and Chudy, led the way as Grinols sat most of the game and Deric Leiper missed most of the second half icing a turned ankle. “You lose your starting point guard a couple minutes into the game and he probably shouldn't have played,” McCann said, “we tried to test it out in warmups and he wasn't moving very well in the first few minutes so we made the decision to rest. I thought guys like Griffin stepped up and ran the show for us all night and played a great game, and then you've got Elliot. They're just rocksolid leaders and they're something I can count on.” McCann said Steven

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Ellicottville’s Steven Rowland puts back a rebound over Pine Valley’s Zach Mansfield.

Rowland can help the Eagles play off of the extra attention Bowen sees from defenses, like he did Tuesday night. “Steven's been showing he's capable all year long in practices and even some flashes in some games and I thought tonight he put it all together,” McCann said. “He was aggressive, he was rebounding and he was attacking the basket and that's tough when teams are going to kind of concentrate on Elliot in the post, it does open some things up for moving the ball and finding some other guys, another post player to find some open looks as well.” Zach Mansfield led Pine Valley (5-5, 2-1) with 18 points, hitting three threepointers. Trent Mihallo added 11 points and Robbie Clutter scored 10. Leading 13-10 midway through the first quarter, the Eagles took control for good with a 21-4 run through the first five

minutes of the second. “I thought our defensive intensity picked up a little bit,” McCann said. “We didn't give as many open looks, we rebounded a little bit better and we just sort of found a groove on defense.” Ellicottville (67) Leiper 1 0-0 3, Stuve 1 0-2 2, S. Rowland 6 2-3 14, G. Chudy 3 4-4 10, Grinols 1 0-0 2, B. Chudy 1 0-0 2, C. Rowland 2 3-5 7, Bowen 12 1-1 25. Totals: 27 12-17 67. Pine Valley (45) Loop 1 0-0 2, R. Snyder 0 0-1 0, Crisanti 1 0-2 2, Mansfield 6 3-6 18, M. Snyder 1 0-0 2, Clutter 4 2-4 10, Mihallo 2 7-8 11. Totals: 15 12-21 45. Ellicottville 21 36 53 67 Pine Valley 13 22 32 45 Three-point goals: Ellicottville 1 (Leiper), PV 3 (Mansfield 3). Total fouls: Ellicottville 16, PV 12. Fouled out: None. JV: Ellicottville won.

Randolph Hands Ellicottville 62-33 loss Kara Leeper racked up 22 points, six rebounds and eight steals to pace Randolph the Randolph girls basketball team past Ellicottville, 62-33, Wednesday, Jan. 10. Joan Adams totaled 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, and Sydney Hvizdzak chipped in 14 points for the Cardinals (5-4). Makenna Smith scored 13 points for Ellicottville (3-5).

Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame banquet set for April 7 The 16th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports "Hall of Fame" banquet will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 p.m. Nominations for this year's inductees can be emailed to Mark Benton at hidibenton@ or call 716-532-4053. The deadline is Feb. 7. Nominees should have at least twenty years of success as an athlete, coach, game official, sports administrator or any combination and be present at the banquet to accept their Hall of Fame plaque. Tickets for the event are $25.

Women’s Ski Clinic participants “improve as skiers, gain more confidence, meet great gals to ski with, and most importantly, have lots of fun!” She recommends the clinic to “any gal who is at least an intermediate skier or better.” “I split everyone into ski groups according to their ability level, so even the experts, who might not feel like a typical ski school class will help them get better, receive personalized instruction,” Ballard explained. “Everyone can also demo new, well-tuned Elan women’s skis, so they have the right tool for the task. It’s the combination of good gear and good instruction that leads to a break-through in one’s skiing ability. I’ll also video analysis both days. Unless you can see yourself, you really don’t have a true clue about how you’re skiing.” This will be the sixth year Ballard has offered the clinic in Ellicottville. The first year, she was invited by Holiday Valley’s Marketing Director Jane Eshbaugh and former Snowsports School Director Ron Kubicki. Impressed with the warm welcome she received, she’s made it an annual stop ever since. “Holiday Valley keeps inviting me back, and it’s very easy for me to say yes!” said Ballard. “The mountain rolls out the red carpet for the women who participate in the ‘Your Turn’ event. We have lots of fun! And it’s truly rewarding to help everyone improve their skiing. Some of the women come every year and some are new. Often the same local ski instructors work with me during the event. They are friends now, and this event is our annual reunion.” The clinic includes a continental breakfast each day, talks about ski equipment and proper

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boot fitting, two lunches and one dinner, plenty of skiing with Ballard and HV Instructors, video analysis of each participant, demo equipment, door prizes and more. This year, everyone who participates in a ‘Your Turn’ event (not only at Holiday Valley but also at the other 11 ‘Your Turn’ events across the U.S.) will also be automatically entered in a drawing to win a free pair of Dalbello ski boots. As always, Ballard has accomplished a lot since her last visit to Ellicottville. “2017 was a memorable year for me,’ she said. “I have always wanted to try to win my age group on the FIS Masters Cup circuit (international masters circuit), and decided last year was my year to finally try. I juggled this with my women’s ski events around the U.S., so it was a big travel winter. After trips to ski race in Chile, Utah, and twice in Europe, I won the overall super G title for women. I believe I’m the first American woman to do this. It was such a thrill for me to hold that crystal globe!” Ballard also wrote second editions of her two books, Hiking the Adirondacks and Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks for FalconGuides. Hiking the Adirondacks is now in color with more hike and more photos. Last year, Ballard also wrote Ski Faster, and copies will be available for purchase at Holiday Valley during the clinic. The schedule for the clinic is as follows: Thursday, Jan. 25 8:00-8:30 a.m. Sign-in and Continental breakfast Explorer / Maple Leaf 1st Floor of Main Lodge 8:30-9 a.m. “Trends in Women’s Ski Gear” – Explorer / Maple Leaf 9-9:30 a.m. Select demo

skis – Base of Mardi Gras Lift 9:30-11:30 a.m. Group skiing and video 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Video analysis Explorer / Maple Leaf 12-1 p.m. Lunch and select new demo skis Explorer / Maple Leaf 1-3 p.m. Group skiing and video, return demo skis 3-3:30 p.m. Video analysis Explorer / Maple Leaf 5:30-6 p.m. Happy hour Explorer / Maple Leaf 6-6:30 p.m. “Boot Camp: Everything You Want to Know About Ski Boots” Explorer / Maple Leaf 6:30-8 p.m. Dinner – John Harvard’s private dining room Friday, Jan. 26 8-8:30 a.m. Sign-in and Continental breakfast – Explorer / Maple Leaf 8:30-9 a.m. “Gates 101: A Tool to Help You Ski Better” – Explorer / Maple Leaf 9-9:30 a.m. Select demo skis Base of Mardi Gras Lift 9:30-11:30 a.m. Group skiing and video 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. Video analysis – Explorer / Maple Leaf 12-1 p.m. Lunch and select new demo skis – Explorer / Maple Leaf 1-3 p.m. Group skiing, return demo skis 3-3:30 p.m. Video analysis – Explorer / Maple Leaf 3:30-4 p.m. Farewell, poster and book signing, door prizes – Explorer / Maple Leaf Cost of the clinic is $290 and includes two days of coaching, demo equipment, breakfast and lunch each day plus dinner on Thursday. Specially priced lift tickets will be available. Lodging special at the Inn at Holiday Valley for Wednesday and Thursday nights, Call (800)323-0020. To register, visit www.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING BOARD VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK Pursuant to NYS Village Law and Sections 5-5.A, 6-6.A and 10-16 of the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Local Law, a Public Hearing before the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, to consider: Application No. PB-2017-14, applications by Paul Sustronk for Site Plan Review, Architectural Design Review for construction of a new single-family residence, and for a Special Use Permit to establish lockout rooms at 27 Adams Street, identified as tax map parcel 55.043-1-2.3. The Planning Board will hear all interested persons at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the public hearing. Application materials are available for review at the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 475, Ellicottville, NY 14731 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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HoliMont Ladies Rule Opening Weekend of Excelsior Cup

By Caitlin Croft

U14 Athletes from the west side of the state traveled to Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley for a Slalom and Giant Slalom, respectively. This was the first weekend of competition for this age group. To qualify for State Championships, each race is scored as three individual results: First Run, Second and Overall. To qualify for States, the athlete’s best five of 13 results are counted. For the articles, we report of the overall result, where an athlete must finish a complete race. HoliMont’s Mary Catherine Mangan and Madalyn Cummings once again found themselves dueling it out, finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Isabella Stringer (HO) took 5th, Brooklyn Napolitano (HO) 8th, Brianne Allegra of Holiday Valley finished 10th. Holiday Valley’s Alexandra Smillie finished 12th, Cece Carls (HO) 13th, Claire Rintoul (HO) 16th, Leah Smillie (HV) 17th and Heather Dunlap (HO) took 19th. Molly Basadur (HO) placed 22nd, Megan Kelsch (HO) 23rd, Charleigh Priestman (HO)

26th, Helen Malone (HO) 28th, Lily Klimsa (HO) 30th, Halle Stephens (HV) 35th and Hannah Baker (HO) finished 41st. HoliMont’s Logan Kidd walked away with the gold medal in the opening race of 2018. Ian McKenna (HO) finished 6th, Carson Corey (HV) 7th, Peter McKenna (HO) 8th, Logan McCulloch (HO) 11th and Nicholas Koerber (HV) took 12th. Ryan Scanlon of Holiday Valley placed 15th, Erik Shattenberg (HV) 16th, Matthew King (HO) 19th, Liam Ainslee (HO) 21st, Buck Rathbun (HO) 22nd, Owen Griffith (HV) 25th and Cameron Johnson (HO) 32nd. On day two of racing, the HoliMont ladies took six of the top 10 spots: Madalyn Cummings with the silver, Isabella Stringer with the bronze, Simona Muscarella 4th, Mary Catherine Mangan 5th and Charleigh Priestman 6th. Alexandra Smillie of Holiday Valley took 7th and Cece Carls of HoliMont finished 10th. Brooklyn Napolitano (HO) placed 15th, Sarah Kelly (HO) 16th, Leah Smillie (HV) 18th, Molly Basadur (HO) 27th and Claire Rintoul (HO) 28th. Megan

Kelsch (HO) took 35th, Halle Stephens (HV) 37th, Charlotte Branscomb (HO) 38th, Helen Malone (HO) 40th, Zoe Folsetter (HO) 49th and Hannah Baker 51st. For the men, Holiday Valley and HoliMont dominated the top 15. Both Cameron Johnson of HoliMont and Erik Shattenberg of Holiday Valley had redeeming second days, finding themselves on the podium in 1st and 3rd, respectively. Ryan Scanlon of Holiday Valley took 4th, Carson Corey (HV) 6th, Liam Ainsle (HO) 7th, Peter McKenna (HO) 8th, Nicholas Koerber (HV) 10th, Buck Rathbun (HO) 11th, Logan McCulloch (HO) 12th and Ian McKenna (HO) 14th. Ryan Gambrell of HoliMont took 18th and Owen Griffith (HV) finised 21st. The next race for the U14 athletes will be Jan. 27 and 28— a Dual Slalom at Song Mountain and Giant Slalom at Greek Peak. U21/19/16 athletes will find themselves competing at Greek Peak in two Giant Slaloms on the 20th and 21st.

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Avoid Common Mistakes in Strength Training

By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

Are you one of the many people who feel you are working out consistently, but so far your muscles aren’t looking any more sculpted than when you started? If you’ve been putting in the work, but not seeing results, it’s likely that something is wrong with your workout—not your willpower. Avoid five common strength training mistakes with these tips from weight lifting guru Wayne Westcott, PhD, Prevention advisory board member and director of fitness research at Quincy College in Massachusetts, and you’ll be a lot closer to achieving that lean, strong body you’re after. Mistake No. 1: You’re ditching the warm up. While it’s tempting to forgo a proper warm up, taking a few minutes for a quick walk or jog on the treadmill

will help you get more out of your strength training routine. “A warm up increases the temperature of your muscles and tendons, making them more elastic so you’re less likely to injure yourself,” says Westcott. You’ll burn a few extra calories too! Mistake No. 2: You’re using the wrong amount of weight. Too heavy, and you could injure yourself; too little and you’re wasting your time. When you’re new to strength training, start with 1 to 2 sets of 15 to 20 reps using a lighter weight (about 50 percent of your maximum lift, i.e., the amount of weight you can lift once). As you become stronger, graduate to 2 or 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps with heavier weight (60 to 75 percent of your max lift). Mistake No. 3: Your form is sloppy. Lifting too quickly and using momentum are two common culprits that can lead to injury and make your workout less effective. In fact, slower is better when it comes to weight lifting. “Moving slowly actually allows you to produce more muscle force, without putting extra stress on your joints. If you’re using inertia, the weight pretty much carries

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

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

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville

6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Thrive Alive Contemporary Worship Service Sat 5pm, Traditional Worship Service Sun 9am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 10am

United Church, Ellicottville

Elizabeth and Elk Sts. 699-4003, Sun Sch, begins in Sept Worship, 11am

First Baptist Church, Great Valley

5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm

United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am

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

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Gary Parsons, 48, died unexpectedly at his home in South Jordan, Utah, on Thursday Jan. 11, 2018. He was born on Aug. 18, 1969, in his father’s hometown, Corry, Pa. and grew up in Ellicottville, with his parents, John and Sue Parsons, and younger brother, Noble Parsons. He graduated from Ellicottville Central School in 1988 and from SUNY at Albany in 1993. Gary was a devoted, loyal and loving husband and father, often described as “one of a kind” by most. With his witty and funny personality and sense of humor, he was a person who could always be counted on. His life in Ellicottville was filled with his family and friends, many of whom gathered daily after school in the “back room” of his home on Jefferson Street and in the summer, riding bikes, going to the park and playing ball in the backyard late into the evening. Team sports were a passion of Gary’s while growing up as he focused on playing soccer, baseball and basketball and in college where he played baseball and rugby. As an adult he was an avid hiker/ mountain biker, working out at the gym daily. Gary always prioritized staying fit and in shape, inspiring

many to do the same. After college, his childhood friend, Kenny Way, invited him to Phoenix, Ariz., for a visit, then a stay for two years. This led Gary to his professional life as an IT recruiter, working first in Tulsa, Okla., and then in the Salt Lake City area, where he greatly enjoyed the outdoor life offered there. During trips to Ellicottville, Gary spent time with his family and his childhood friends, including one visit in 2004, when he met up with a childhood friend, Elke Mentley, a visit coordinated by her sister Meagan. They were engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2005, maintaining long-distance contact while Elke finished school in Seneca Falls. After her graduation in June 2006, they were married on Aug. 18, 2006, in a beautiful ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal Church in their hometown, where Gary had served as an altar boy in his youth. Family and friends gathered for an unforgettable party to celebrate their wedding, dancing and reminiscing while the rain poured down. They shared together the love of the outdoor life in Salt Lake City such

as skiing, hiking and just being outside, making new friends and remaining connected to their childhood friends, which was very important to Gary and Elke. In 2013, they started a new life as parents of a beautiful daughter Sawyer. Her arrival forever changed Gary. He embraced fatherhood and loved every second of being a great dad to their beloved daughter, and later to their son Chernet, a blessing who came into their lives in 2016. Gary and Elke were an amazing team raising their children, feeding off each other’s strengths. Gary happily and expertly coordinated celebrations for birthdays, presents for holidays and special events for his family, he loved them so much! The day before his death, he drove Sawyer to her new ballet class in which he had enrolled her. He was so proud of his family and the life that he and Elke had started together. Gary loved life; he adored his wife and kids; he was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend! Gary will be loved and missed by all of the lives he touched. Gary is survived by his beloved wife, Elke Parsons; daughter, Sawyer Fenet; and son, Chernet Parsons; parents, Sue and John Parsons; and brother, Noble Parsons. To honor Gary’s life, family and friends will be gathering from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 20, 2018) at the Villaggio Restaurant in Ellicottville. ( Also, there is also a memorial fund set up for Gary at memorial-for-gary-parsons.

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Artwork at the Library – currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by Ellicottville Central School students. We have a variety of masks as well as unique bowls made from old record albums. In addition, some of the elementary students have showcased their talents as well. Come check out these interesting pieces of art. A special “thank you” to the art teacher, Lillian Lechner, for sharing her student’s creations. Book Sale – President’s Day Weekend – The Library book sale will be open Friday February 16th

and Saturday February 17th from 10 am until 5 pm. The book sale will continue for another few weeks after that during normal business hours and on a fill a bag, make a donation basis. If you are bringing books to donate to the sale, please drop them off by Thursday February 15th. Candy Making & More – Come join us on January 23rd from 6-8 pm and make some sweet treats to bring home. All ages welcome to this free class. Limit of 15 people so contact the library to register. HEAP – Home Energy Assistance Program applications are available at the Library. Book Club - meets the 1st Wednesday of the

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A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities Jan 19-20 Ellicottville’s Winter Blues Weekend 2018 For more information on this event please visit http:// event-calendar/winter-bluesbrews-weekend/ Jan. 20 Pfeiffer Fun at the Olean Outdoor Show

month at 1:30 pm. The February 7th book is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See. Contact Joyce Evans at 474-7679 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group! Adult Coloring – come join Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress free, creative break in your day! Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Ellicottville Library. Free program, all supplies provided. Bring Out Your Inner Child!!! Knitting (& crochet) Club – The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. The next meetings are January 22nd and February 5th from 6-8 pm. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles! Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. www.ellicottvillelibrary. org – check out our newly designed website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.

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Jan. 20 Friends of Good Music presents Buffalo Chamber Players Tickets are $20 at full price, $16 for season subscribers, SBU staff and Senior Citizens, and $5 for students. Tickets are available by calling the Quick Center Box Office at 716-3752494. Hours are Monday - Friday 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun Noon-4pm and the box office opens one hour before each performance and during intermission. For more information on this event please visit http:// quick-center-for-the-arts/ performing-arts-series Jan. 20 Night Park Event Fun park event for skiers and riders in the Rail Park base of Mardi Gras. Jan. 25-26 Holiday Valley’s Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic Cost of the clinic is $290.00

and it includes 2 days of coaching, demo equipment, breakfast and lunch each day plus dinner on Thursday. Specially priced lift tickets will be available. Lodging special at the Inn at Holiday Valley for Wednesday and Thursday nights, Call 800323-0020.For details on the schedule, please visit Jan. 28 Holiday Mission to Comet Halley with the Challenger Learning Center Register online at www. by January 14th. If a minimum of 16 are not registered by Jan 14th, the mission will unfortunately have to be cancelled. For more information on this event please visit http://drclc. org/ Feb. 2 Groundhog Day Hike at Allegany State Park This free “Groundhog Day” event takes place on February 2nd from 4:30-6:00 pm, starting in the parking lot of the Red House Chapel. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP [at] parks [dot] ny [dot] gov. For more information on this event please visit alleganystatepark/ Feb. 8 Olean Theatre Workshop presents “Blithe Spirit”

Show times are: Thurs/Fri/Sat - 7:30pm Sun - 2:30pm Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online on the Theatre’s website. Full Season tickets are sold at a discount. For more information on this event please visit http://www. Feb. 9

Holiday Valley’s Mountain Man Day A day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for the Mountain Men of Holiday Valley on Friday February 9th, 2018 from 9AM – 4:30PM . Includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, lunch, and tastings from Southern Tier Brewing, Ellicottville Distillery plus a cigar roller. Bring a friend and come join the fun or bring a brand new skier and he’ll get a free lesson, rental and beginner area lift ticket. $85 for passholders or $105 including a lift ticket. Feb. 16 Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series 2017

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COLD WAR VETERAN’S EXEMPTION The Town Board of the Town of Concord will hold a Public Hearing to adopt Local Law #1 of the Year 2018: A Local Law to Amend the Taxation Law (Cold War Veteranʼs Exemption). Said hearing will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. at the Concord Town Hall, 86 Franklin Street, Springville, New York 14141. Any and all interested persons will be heard. Copies of the aforesaid proposed Local Law are available at the Office of the Town Clerk. By Order of the Town Board, Darlene G. Schweikert Town Clerk

LEGAL NOTICE FUEL BID The Town Board of the Town of Concord will accept sealed bids for midgrade unleaded gasoline, low sulfur diesel fuel, winter diesel, and ultra low sulfur fuel for on road use delivered to highway garage, and put in above ground fuel tanks. Bids to be opened at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 5th, 2018, at the Concord Town Hall, 86 Franklin Street, Springville, New York. A signed non-collusion statement must accompany the bid. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. By Order of the Town Board, Darlene G. Schweikert Town Clerk

COLLECTORS NOTICE TOWN OF MANSFIELD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I, the undersigned, Collector of taxes in and for the Town of Mansfield, County of Cattaraugus, State of New York, have received the 2018 warrant for the collection of the taxes of the said Town for the present year, and that I will attend at the place and dates named below, for thirty days from the date hereof, from 9:00 oʼclock a.m. until 5:00 oʼclock p.m. for the purpose of receiving payment of said taxes. Further, take notice that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2018 without charge of interest. On all taxes collected after such date there shall be added interest of one percent for February and two percent for March until the return of the unpaid taxes is made to the Cattaraugus County Treasurer on the 1st day of April, 2018. PLACE Town of Mansfield, Town Hall, in Eddyville, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley, New York 14755 Monday 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Thursday 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Saturday 9:00a.m. -1:00 p.m. Betty Jane Horning, Tax Collector

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East Otto Town Board December Meeting Minutes

The December meeting of the East Otto Town Board was called to order at 6 p.m. by Deputy Supervisor Dave Forster on Tuesday, Dec.12, 2017. Present were councilmen: Dave Forster, William Spors, Sid Barber and Mike Poch. Highway Superintendent Tom Benz and CEO Jeff Holler. Guests present were Bob Bowen, Angie Sherman, Michael Guerin, Pearl Guerin and Richard Helmich. County legislature Richard Helmich spoke to the board stating that he would like to bring more things to the county legislature that would represent rural towns such as East Otto. He told the town board that he is a board member of the land bank which helps towns with demolition of zombie properties and upgrading properties throughout the towns. He also told the board about a manufacturing housing initiative that involves replacement of manufactured homes. Richard also stated he is available for discussing road and bridge problems. Highway: Tom told the board that the sand and salt is done being hauled in for this year. Snake Run Road was reopened on Nov. 22, 2017. Mike Poch asked Tom if he felt there was a need to put guardrails up where the pilings are. Tom will check with the county on this matter. Tom stated there is a problem with residents plowing snow across the roads. He said it is occurring more than in previous years. Tom stated that it is illegal. He also stated that plowing a road where a town truck has gone removes the sand that was put down. On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 the highway department barricaded Traffic Street due to a bad accident and personal vehicles trying to get people out. Town clerk: Read a letter of interest from Pearl Guerin in regards to one of the open BAR position. She read a letter from Brian Church, who is interested in the Planning Board Chairperson position. Also, she read

a letter from Brittnie Phillips interested in one of the open Planning Board positions. Discussion took place in regards to the open positions. There was also discussion on payment for the positions including changing the payments per meeting attendance as opposed to an annual salary. Decisions on filling the vacant positions and payment for the positions will be made at the organizational meeting. A motion was made by Mike Poch and seconded by Sid Barber to adopt the following grant application resolution: WHEREAS, there is a grant available from the Cattaraugus County Dept. of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism Community Revitalization Fund to assist towns in Community Revitalization, and WHEREAS the Town of East Otto is in need of assistance to purchase Christmas lighting as provided for by the grant WHEREAS the Town of East Otto will match the grant dollar amount of $500 to purchase Christmas Lights. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of East Otto does hereby authorize the supervisor of the Town of East Otto to sign the Grant application presented by the Town Clerk All were in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Mike Poch and seconded by Sid Barber to authorize the supervisor of the Town of East Otto to sign the Grant application from Southern Tier West to assist town in scanning of records: including birth, death and marriage records, historical, cemetery records, provided for by the grant. Spors, Barber, Poch and Forster were in favor. Motion carried. The clerk told the board she has been unable to contact the cleaner in regards to cleaning the town hall. She asked the board to consider having a maintenance position for the town hall. Currently the Highway Supervisor and the CEO have spent many hours doing maintenance and repairs on the hall. It was decided to discuss

this matter during the organizational meeting. A motion was made by Dave Forster and seconded by Mike Poch to renew the SPCA contract. Spors, Barber, Poch and Forster were in favor. Motion carried. CEO Report: Jeff completed 11 inspections, issued 6 permits, issued 1 address, answered 18 phone calls, and deposited $357 to the clerk for permits issued. Public Comment: Mr. Michael Guerin addressed the Board regarding meeting rules. He also stated that since the Highway Supervisor has a town truck he should be responsible for the town hall repairs. Supervisor Rugg explained that the Highway Supervisor being on call with the town truck was for highway related business and not for town hall repairs and maintenance. A motion was made by Dave Forster and seconded by Sid Barber to enter into executive session in regards to possible litigation. Forster, Spors, Barber, Poch and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Dave Forster and seconded by Mike Poch to come out of executive session. Forster, Spors, Barber, Poch and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Mike Poch and seconded by Sid Barber to schedule a public hearing on Dec. 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2017- 2018 fire protection contract. Forster, Poch, Spors, Barber and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Sid Barber and seconded by Mike Poch to schedule the 2017 close out meeting for Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the town hall. Forster, Poch, Spors and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Mike Poch and seconded by Sid Barber to adjourn at 7:54 PM. Forster, Spors, Barber, Poch and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. One Dec. 27, 2017, the close out December meeting of the East Otto Town Board was called

Great Valley Seeking State Solution to Tax Issue By Rick Miller

Town of Great Valley officials reached out late last week to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance looking for possible solutions to the sales tax error that has resulted in sharply higher county taxes for town taxpayers. Following the recommendation of its accountant, Berry & Berry CPA, the town board decided last year to apply 2018 sales taxes to reduce its town taxes instead of county taxes as had been the case. Great Valley was the last of four towns that still applied its sales taxes toward county taxes. Instead of using an estimate county officials were developing for the county budget, about $490,000, Supervisor Daniel Brown said the town “woefully” underestimated the amount of local sales tax that would be available, using

about $75,000 to reduce the town tax levy. Meanwhile, the money was not available to reduce county taxes as had been done in the past — nor was most of it used to reduce the town taxes as had been anticipated. The result was an approximate $300 town and county tax increase on a property valued at $100,000. Some tax bills were $500 higher or more. On the advice of Town Attorney Peter Sorgi, the town board also agreed to seek special state legislation to allow the town to give rebates for the 2018 taxes. Brown said he left a message for a representative of state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, and plans to reach out to Assemblyman Joseph GIglio, R-Gowanda, to explain the situation. Brown said Jan. 11 he and Sorgi spoke with a representative of the state

Department of Taxation and Finance that morning. That person was going to alert officials higher in the department to look into the town’s options. Brown told the Olean Times Herald on Jan. 11 that it is unlikely anything can be resolved prior to the Jan. 31, deadline to pay town and county taxes at local tax collectors. He apologized to taxpayers for the error at the town’s meeting on Jan. 8. On Jan. 11, he reported, “In two days, we haven’t gotten very far, but we’re still working on it.” The Great Valley Town Board has scheduled a special meeting Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall to update residents on the tax issue. What may happen next year at budget time, is that the Great Valley Town Board could apply the property tax toward the town and county tax rate.

to order at 6:09 p.m. by Supervisor Ann Rugg. Present were councilmen Sid Barber, Mike Poch, William Spors and Highway Superintendent Tom Benz. Councilman Dave Forster was excused. Guests present were Bob Bowen and Angela Sherman. Hwy: Discussion took place regarding purchase of a new truck vs. roller. Tom told the board there was damage done on the 2012 10 Wheeler truck. The outside of the Highway Shop addition is completed except for the door. The concrete is poured and the insulation is in. A motion was made by Mike Poch and seconded by Sid Barber to open the public hearing on the 2017-2018 fire protection contract. Barber, Poch, Spors and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. There was no public comment. A motion was made by Bill Spors and seconded by Sid Barber to close the public hearing on the 2017-2018 fire protection contract. Barber, Poch, Spors and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Mike Poch and seconded by Bill Spors to authorize Supervisor Ann Rugg to sign the fire protection district contract for 2018 as presented. All were in favor. Motion carried. Town Clerk: Deanna read letters of interest to the board from: Charles Herr 111, Tammie Herr and Annemarie McCabe for the open BAR open positions. She told the board that tax collection started early this year due to the executive order signed by Governor Cuomo. Ann thanked Mike Poch for his years of service on the town board. She reported on the chips funds and third quarter sales tax. She will be having a meeting with Armstrong. A motion was made by Mike Poch and seconded by Bill Spors to adjourn at 7:11 p.m. Barber, Poch, Spors and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried. Respectfully Submitted, Deanna Bowen, Town Clerk

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Great Valley Town Board Holds Reorganizational Meeting

By Rick Miller

The Great Valley Town Board held its 2018 reorganization meeting Monday, Jan. 8 at the Town Hall following a special public meeting on a tax mistake that affected all taxpayers. Salaries for 2018 were established for Supervisor Daniel Brown at $16,000; four councilmen at $2,200 each, $18,500 for Clerk Toni Evans, $11,800 each for two justices and $54,366 for Highway Superintendent Jack Harrington. Other appointments and salaries include Debra Stokes, deputy clerk, no salary; Deputy Highway Superintendent, Randy Peplinski, extra week of vacation; Code Enforcement Officer Richard Rinko, $12,575; outside assessors (two) $10,000 each; Budget officers, Brown and Hildagarde Krause, $550.

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Also: Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Christopher Schena, $1,750; board members Stephen Ward, Donald Roll, Alois Puszcz, Jeffrey Ramsten and Amy Detine, $750 each; Planning Board Clerk Connie Brennan, $832; Assessment Review Board, Connie Brennan, Amy Detine, Sandra Goode, $150 each. Other appointments include: Don Control Officer Eric Butler, $2,800; Town Historian Marilyn Siperik, $500; Youth Program Director Rebecca Pierce, $300; accountant and auditor, Berry & Berry CPAs, $9,800; Town Attorney, Hopkins, Sorgi & Morganawski, $10,000, and Town Hall custodian Charles Nannen, $13.50 per hour. Members were named to the following committees: • Highway — Jack Harrington, Daniel

Brown Jerry Musall. • Youth Program — Lori Finch, B. Kruszynski and Rebecca Pierce. • Senior Citizens — Lori Finch, B. Kruszynski and Sandra Goode. • Building — Daniel Brown, Jerry Musall and B. Bruszynski. • Audit — Daniel Brown, Lori Finch and Sandra Goode. The Olean Times Herald and Ellicottville Times were named the town’s official newspapers. Five Star Bank and M&T Bank were named official depositories. The board also approved hourly wages for Highway Department employees ranging from $10.71 for part time, and ranging from $17 to $20.98 for full-time employees. The Youth Program instructor will receive $12.40 per hour and youth aides will get $10.40 per hour.


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The Song of Ellicottville:

Remembering Charles Coolidge By Breanna E. Coolidge

My grandfather, Charles R. Coolidge, previous Mayor of Ellicottville, NY and friend to many, was a man of tremendous accomplishment and an incredible inspiration to all. Some knew him as Neighbor, some as Mr. Coolidge, some as Husband, and some as Dad. No matter how it was that you knew him, you were just grateful that you did. Whether he was sitting in his driveway on a beautiful day listening to Conway Twitty or leading a board meeting working to improve some aspect of village life, he always did everything full on, never took anything for granted and truly made the absolute most of his life. Before he became the man who transformed a little one horse town into an East Coast skiing destination, he was just a small town boy on Rockwell Avenue in Ellicottville, NY, his lifelong home. As a child, he grew up here, only it was not full of ski shops and attractions, but rather dirt roads and old barns. Hunting in the mountains and fishing in the creeks with his father, Michael, sparked his enduring love for wildlife and the breathtaking nature that surrounded him. From a young age, he was an avid outdoorsman, but was taught by his mother, Madeline, to always respect and take care of Mother Nature and all of her creatures. He and his brothers and sisters would play down by the creek from dawn until dusk and run home when supper was ready. Jesus was his savior and he passionately carried his faith with him throughout his 70 years on earth. You could say that life back then was simple and some may even refer to it as “the good old days” but it was also rugged and down right hard. You know the old saying, “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps?” Well, my grandfather was a direct byproduct of that mentality. Come eighth grade, he sacrificed his education as a youth to start working to help support his family. He took college courses later on in life, but he gave up a lot at a very young age for the wellbeing of his family. At only 13 years old, he was enlightened by the true value of back breaking work by digging ditches and graves, working as a farm hand, volunteering for the Ellicottville Fire

Department and working hard at the local saw mill for pocket change. He became a laborer for the county in the mid1960s, where he plowed the snow from our roads in the winter and shoveled black top to fix them in the summer. Just when he thought that his life was going to be an endless loop of drudgery, sweat and blisters, he saw a beam of light when he found his soulmate, his sweetheart, my Nana, Sharon. He proposed to her after only a few short months of knowing each other and said “I do” at only 18 years old on Dec. 4, 1965. About a year or so later, my grandmother gave birth to their first born son, Chuck, followed by my father, Bill, and eventually their youngest son, Rob. My grandfather hustled through grueling 80hour work weeks while dedicating himself as a loving father, husband, member and usher of Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville and continuing his service as a lifelong member of the Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department. As if this was not enough for one man to handle, my grandfather was then promoted to Road Section Supervisor for Cattaraugus County DPW. It was after this promotion that his career took flight and the legacy that he left behind had begun. As he worked to improve, rebuild and keep his community safe, he embarked on a journey dedicating many hours of his time to learning about and listening to the people of Ellicottville. In no time at all, he discovered his niche for leadership and started to take action not only in his hometown, but in the firematics world as well. My grandfather was a zealous supporter of firefighting and dedicated most of his life to firematic services. The FASNY Firemen’s Home on the Hudson became a frequent travel destination for him and my grandmother as he attended meetings and conferences for 10 years as a FASNY board member. In addition, he was a past President of the Southwestern Firemen’s Association all while maintaining dedicated service to his hometown volunteer fire department. It was by this time that he had started to serve as a Trustee on the Village Board of Ellicottville and about a year later, what we would consider to be his

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