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VOLUME 2 ISSUE 2

JANUARY 13 - 19, 2017

The Official Newspaper

of the Village of Springville, NY Springville-Griffith Institute Central Schools

Late Night Great Night Jan. 13 KB Lifts Open Till 1 a.m., Tickets as Low as $10

By Alicia Dziak

If you like late nights, skiing and fun, these nights are for you! During these Friday nights throughout the season, lifts stay open till 1 a.m. and you can grab pre-sale lift tickets for only $10 at KB or at the shop that sponsors each one. “Late Night Great Night is your opportunity to gain an extra three hours on the slopes at night, fun with friends or family. 21 and older love the late night skiing along with the bar specials,” stated Rachel Fanelli of Kissing Bridge. The deal is this: Purchase your ticket at Kissing Bridge and ski from 3 p.m.-1 a.m. for $45, or $15 to ski from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Or, if you head up to the event sponsor, Phatman

Board Shop (2889 Sheridan the 80s, because it was every Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150), Friday night, and vanished your ticket is only $10, and you in the 90s,” said Fanelli. “We can ski from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. brought it back in 2010, only Fritz the Kat will also be hosting a few Friday nights performing in the Lake Effect during the season, and has Saloon from 7 to 10 p.m. since been a hit!” Late Night Great Night is Friday the 13th is the first a KB tradition, dating back Late Night Great Night of the decades. “It started in the season, with the next ones 70s, became very popular in See Late Night Great Night page 5

LOCAL SKI RACING

BSC’s Munschauer Upcoming Events Takes Silver at Springville HoliMont Area By Caitlin Croft

This past weekend, athletes traveled to Ellicottville for the first U16 Empire Cup Series, hosted by Holiday Valley and HoliMont. On Saturday, Holiday Valley held a slalom and Sunday, HoliMont put on the Giant Slalom. Margaret Munschauer of Buffalo Ski Club walked away with her firstza podium of the season, finishing 2nd, and teammate Lauren Meyer finished in 10th. Katie Schlemmer of Kissing Bridge

January National Learn a Snowsport Month January 13 Late Night Great Night Kissing Bridge January 19 Discover NY Ski Day

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A LOOK BACK: East Ashford

Beiter Discusses ‘Welcoming Cities for Refugees’ Presentation at School Board Meeting

By Jennifer Weber

Springville Middle School’s 8th Grade Social Studies teacher, Drew Beiter, updated the Board of Directors at the Monday, Jan. 9 SGI school board meeting, with highlights from the ‘Welcoming Cities for Refugees’ presentation he gave in Athens, Greece in November 2016 as a part of a United Nations conference “to emphasize the role of

education, in changing hearts and minds and making cities more welcome to combating xenophobia.” Beiter serves as the Director of the Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies in Buffalo and the Regional Education Coordinator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He was selected to attend this

conference because of the website co-founded, IamSyria. org, a non-profit media campaign that seeks to educate the world of the Syrian Conflict by “creating empathy for the Syrian people and provide teachers with resources on how to teach the content.” IAmSyria.org receives about 3,000-4,000 hits a month from teachers around the world. “We thought we’d get a few hits and by and large, we did it primarily for ourselves,” said Beiter. “Lo and behold, five years in, the bittersweet factor of it —it’s the number one hit on Google when you search teaching about Syria.” The week after returning from the conference, the school district’s Human Rights Club participated in a “Walk for Syria” which raised $800 for the International Rights

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SGI Indoor Track: Speed, Endurance, Strength By Gwendolyn Fruehauf, SGI Student Reporter

With so many sports to choose from, why choose track? The indoor track season began on Nov. 17 and will end on March 3, provided that a member of the team attends states. So far this year, the team has attended three meets in December and one in January. From now through the end of the season, they will compete almost every weekend. There are an estimated 50 athletes, from 7th through 12th grades, on the team and they all participate in various See Indoor Track page 4

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The view of Riceville or East Ashford about 1910, taken from the junction of Route 240 and Gooseneck Road. From left to right: The Sharp house, which still stands in disrepair, The Miner Hedges house, the Methodist Episcopal Church, the store and post office. The sawmill was behind the photographer. In 1891, Miner Hedges bought and operated the sawmill. By Derek M. Otto

In October, I wrote about the different route you would have to take to get to Ellicottville from Springville. Since that time, several photos and discussions have come up. Curious minds want to know about the little hamlets that

existed on the pre-1956 Route 219. I would like to start with East Ashford, better known as Riceville. If you have ever travelled through western New York, you may have noticed signs that said “hamlet of” or a sign of “town name” and there is

no town, but maybe a house. Many hamlets developed in western New York as a result of transportation. Due to the soil and climate of western New York, the most ideal agricultural pursuit was dairy farming. In the days before

Adventure on-site at each event for $10. The Course: Starting and finishing in front of the North Lodge, snowshoers toe the line on a packed powder onemile loop traversing the base of the North area slopes in a mass-start format. The lights will be turned on, providing ample sight, but headlights are

encouraged as well. The huge picture windows of the lodge provides the perfect viewing area for family and friends or to keep warm before and after the races. The course does not climb the mountain, but it’s not pancake-flat. Pre-register at www. heartrateup.com for the series

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Snowshoe Race Series Begins Jan. 16

Starting on Monday, Jan. 16, snowshoers can take part in any or all of five races scheduled at Kissing Bridge in the next several weeks. Snowshoers take to the course under the lights around the base of Kissing Bridge’s North area (the North area is closed to skiing on Mondays) during this weekly thrashing of heart-pounding snowshoe action. You can run it, walk it or mix it up as long as you’re on snowshoes. Races begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. in the warm confines of KB’s North Lodge. After each event, the bar and restaurant will be open for snacks, beverages and socializing. Race one, two or the entire five events. To be part of the series, you need to finish four. Snowshoe rentals will be provided by Gear for

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Letter from the Editor

I was 18, a senior in high school, when I learned how to ski. My boyfriend at the time was an instructor at Kissing Bridge, and also worked in the ski shop there. By that time, we had already been dating for a couple winters, and he would hound me through the snowy months to join him on the slopes. I finally decided if I wanted to see him during ski season, I would have to learn how to ski. I convinced my best friend to join me. I clearly remember being on the bunny hill with my boyfriend skiing backwards holding my skis together at the tips until I felt comfortable. When I learned on that KB bunny hill, I also had to master the tow rope, which presented its own challenge. As of this season, KB has installed a magic carpet on that slope, which I would say is the best invention ever for a beginner hill. It didn’t take too long before I graduated to the big hills. Sure, I fell getting off the lift a few times. OK, maybe I fell getting on to the lift on occasion. And yes, maybe I skied straight into one of those orange snow fences once. But it was fun! And if you’re with the right people, those are the moments that you can laugh at...even if they hurt a little, too. The point is, I learned something new that brought me closer to people I cared about. January is National Learn a Snowsport Month. Whether you’re 18 like I was, a little kid who hasn’t even been walking long, or retired and looking for ways to spend your free time, skiing and snowboarding open so many new doors for winter fun. Head to one of our area ski resorts, purchase a beginner package that includes everything you need (lift ticket, rentals, lessons) and learn with other people who are in the same boat. You won’t regret it. These days, I ski every week through the winter. I like the fresh air and the chance to enjoy winter instead of hiding from it. Plus, I like that I get to spend that time sharing adventures with my two daughters, and also with that old boyfriend of mine—who is now my husband. Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times

JD’s Brew Pub: Springville’s Newest Eatery

By Derek M. Otto

There has been a lot of attention given to Springville’s newest restaurant. On Facebook and in conversations, JD’s Brew Pub on Cascade Drive in Springville is the happening place for January 2017. According to their Facebook page, “JD’s Brew Pub is Springville, NY’s premier craft brewery! Featuring a wide variety of craft beers, a family-friendly atmosphere, entertainment, outdoor seating, and sports on five screens.” It’s also a great restaurant with a wide selection of beers; a nice listing wines and cocktails complement the brews. On my first visit, I was very impressed with how owners Jeff and Dan Morlok—the J and D in JD’s—converted the once Country Deli and Rayzors into a unique bar and restaurant space. Keeping with the cabin theme, the furnishings are rustic with lots of natural woods. The tree trunk pedestal tables were my favorite. The bar is very long and has a comfortable space for meeting friends on a Friday or Saturday night. Behind the bar was a longtime Springville bartender, Regina Hill, who I know will keep the drinks flowing on busy nights. My server, Melanie, was prompt, courteous and responsive, all great things needed in a great waitress. She asked if I wanted my “Mad Dog” hot dog burnt, which is a

Springville Chamber Awards Dinner Feb. 4

The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Award Dinner, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, will touch upon the successes of the chamber in the past year and honor area businesses and residents. And they would like YOUR help with nominations! The three categories are: Business of the Year: A business, company or enterprise that has made significant capital investments, added services or products, and/ or expanded job opportunities in the greater Springville area in 2016. Non-Profit of the Year: A volunteer association or 501(c)(3) organization that has made worthwhile contributions toward improving the quality of life in the greater Springville area. Citizen(s) of the Year: An individual, couple or group of people who lives in the Springville area and has demonstrated values of leadership, service to others and/or civic responsibility. Please send nominations by Monday, Jan. 16 to director@springvillechamber.com with a brief description of why you feel this business/ person should be selected.

Winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner. Tickets are $30 per person, and available at www.springvillechamber.com, at the Chamber Office and at the door that evening.

Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park Jan. 21

Come join us at the Red House Administration Building for an evening listening to some great music by the fireside. Local musician Jamie Haight headlines January’s “By the Fireside” event. Haight began playing guitar at the age of nine. He played many gigs and dances in high school, entertaining crowds with songs from Harry Chapin, The Five Man Electric Band, and Nirvana. Later, he played with bands such as Djava, Sweet Jane and China Phrog, to name a few. Haight was a member of the Chautauqua Area Musician Program’s “Fantasy Rock Star League,” and was voted Chautauqua County’s best lead guitarist in 2005. Over the last several years, he has done

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mostly solo work, performing at area venues and recording albums. Haight loves playing music and teaching the many fun aspects of playing guitar. He will put on a performance the whole family will enjoy! This free “By the Fireside”

event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Red House Administration Building lobby. For more information, contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236.

January 18 Volunteer Day at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center www.buffaloaudubon.org

January 24 SYI Indoor Soccer Starts

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

January 13 Trading Post Food Pantry Distributions 38 Franklin St., Springville, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. wine reduction. Sounds pretty sophisticated for Springville or the chicken wing? They are delicious. According to my friend Justin Lanphere, who has been there twice since it opened, “The first visit we found it overcrowded and service was slow.” This was a common complaint. To me that’s a great indication of the need for such a place. Justin said that the second visit was much better. “The food was great! I had the tater tumblers and the Heat Wave burger; both were very good. If you can stand the heat, it’s a great combination of flavors.” The next time I go, I want to take several friends to order a variety of appetizers. To me, it seems the best way to be able to try a variety of offerings like the cabin breads, which are flat breads with a variety of toppings. I hear the not-sosloppy Joe is great too! Prices are comparable to chain restaurants, but the portion size is very generous. According to my server, they have been very busy with snowmobile traffic. I was happy to hear that. It has been a long time since Springville has had a restaurant close to the trails. The full menu and wine/ beer list is available on their Facebook page at www. facebook.com/JDsBrewPub/ photos/ and at www. jdsbrewpub.wordpress.com. JD’s hours are easy enough to remember: Tuesday– through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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January National Learn a Snowsport Month

great thing for this area— most people do. I had to ask if they served coffee because that was not listed on the regular menu. But honestly, I don’t think a brew pub is here to serve coffee. JD’s offers a variety of Pepsi products with free refills for the kids, drivers and nondrinkers. The servings were generous for the price. Most sandwiches are served with their own homemade chips. This is not new to Springville, but JD’s chips are really good and a bit thicker than other places, and they were tender crisp and cooked just enough. The menu offers traditional fare, but also has some inhouse specialties such as Tater tumblers, which are mashed potato balls with a great bacon dipping sauce, Mushroom Brie Dip and Potato Skin Splash, just to name a few. Several people I talked to thought that their chicken wings were great and hope to come back and try Andy’s unique house sauces that he is trying each month. January’s was a loganberry and blueberry compote with a red

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January 13 Late Night Great Night Kissing Bridge www.kbski.com January 14 East Otto United Methodist Church All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast 8-11:30. $7 adult, $5 kids 10 & under, family $20. All proceeds to uplift a local family. 7896 East Flats Rd., East Otto, NY 14729 January 14 Volunteer Orientation at the Trading Post 38 Franklin St., Springville, 10 to 11 a.m. Info meeting for anyone who has thought about or is currently volunteering at the Trading Post. January 14 Final Round and Square Dance of the Season! 7:30 p.m. The dance will be at Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall (10893 Sisson Hwy, North Collins). The cost of admission is $25 per family, $7 for adults, and $5 for children ages 5-10. Refreshments are available as well. To reserve a table call Mary Richmond at 337-3952. January 16 Jackrabbit Snowshoe Race Series- Race 1 Kissing Bridge www.heartrateup.com January 18 Volunteer Day at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center www.buffaloaudubon.org

January 19 Discover NY Ski Day Discounted lift tickets at resorts all across the state. wwww.iskiny.com January 19 Community Spaghetti Dinner 5 to 6:30 pm. at Salem Lutheran Church & Preschool, 91 West Main St., Springville . (716) 592-4893 January 20 WNY Food Bank Food Express Truck Trading Post, approx. 1:30 pm. January 20-22 Winter Blues Weekend Live music weekend in Ellicottville www.ellicottvilleny.com January 21 Harley-Day Valley A day featuring everything Harley Davidson. Bikes on display in the Lodge, try the Jumpstart, a real Harley on a trainer so you can go through the gears. Live music and prizes. www.holidayvalley.com January 21 Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park Featuring Jamie Haight. 7-8:30 p.m. Red House Admininstration Building. Free. (716) 354-9101 ext. 236. January 23 Jackrabbit Snowshoe Race Series- Race 2 Kissing Bridge. www.heartrateup.com

January 25 Volunteer Day at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center www.buffaloaudubon.org January 26-27 Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic Led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer and assisted by several of Holiday Valley’s finest women instructors, clinic will include talks about ski equipment and proper boot fitting, meals, skiing, video analysis, demo equipment and door prizes. www.holidayvalley.com January 27 Trading Post Food Pantry Distributions 38 Franklin St., Springville, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. January 29 Winterfest 2017 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park January 29 Aspire Ski the Valley Holiday Valley Benefits children and adults with disabilities in WNY. The event is presented by Independent Health and takes place from noon to 6 PM. www.holidayvalley.com Downhill Skiing at Emery Park T- Bar operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays (weather permitting). 858-8513

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Tune Up at Springville Ski and Snowboard Service

By Alicia Dziak

Ski and snowboard season is well underway, and if you haven’t been out on the slopes yet, the fresh powder is calling! In order to get optimum performance out of your equipment, having those babies tuned up before you go is a must. Enter Springville Ski and Snowboard Service. Owner Sam Johnston, who “started tuning on the side about five years ago, hand filing and hot waxing for a few friends and acquaintances,” has turned his passion of all things skiing into “a mobile operation with a trailer that can set up with nothing but an extension cord.” Johnston, who resides in the Village of Springville, has a long history with skiing. “I started skiing when I was 14 because the neighbors that I spent most of my summers with had been doing it for years,” said Johnston, who is originally from Cattaraugus. “I joined the school ski club that year and have been a huge loyal follower ever since! I had to take Tuesday nights off from the neighbor’s dairy farm where I was working at the time and with that money, I saved up for my first set of skis.” Johnston noted that his future wife, Jessica, was in that same ski club; little did they know then that they would reunite 18 years later, get married and start a family. Of those early years, Johnston continued: “As soon as I got my driver’s license, I got a season’s pass at Holiday Valley and continued to take my lessons. When I was 16, I decided to try out to be an instructor. I passed!” Johnston went on to say that during his time as an instructor, he made a friend during a two-day clinic. “He was a UB student at the time that later became one of the biggest names in skiing, Jason Levinthal, the original owner of Line Skis.” During that time, a close friend of Johnston’s had started helping out at the Ski Depot, which used to be on Washington Street in Ellicottville. “The Ski Depot was on the cutting edge of skiing during those years and with the business being so busy with sales, rentals and repairs, they needed more help.” The following season, Johnston and two of his friends started working there. “That’s where I learned all the ins and outs of the business, from some of the best racers and freestylers in our area,” Johnston said. I learned how to hand tune from Kevin “Father”

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All-Season Propane Delivery McKnight, a race coach at Holiday Valley who was a Salomon- sponsored athlete that worked through the Ski Depot. At that point, snowboarding was starting to take off, and the name of the shop was changed to Winter Sport Depot. “As this was seasonal work, I was looking for something else more full time,” Johnston said of his next step. “That’s when a local snowboard manufacturing company expanded and moved into a factory in Ellicottville from a small operation in West Falls. This was Function Mfg. I started out as a production grinder, taking the boards from the press, cutting them out, tuning the edges and grinding the bases to a complete finish, as well as waxing.” Johnston worked his way up to production manager. “That’s where I met up with Jason Levinthal again,” Johnston said. “He came to us for some manufacturing advice as Line Skiboards were going into full production outside of Albany. I was the only guy (he knew) that snowboarded and skied, so he gave me a sample set! I fell in love with the things at the time!” (Levinthal now does custom short batch hand made skis, www.Jskis.com.) As the 1990s were coming to a close, Function closed up shop and Johnston headed west. “I moved to Salt Lake City and worked as a manager at the Sport Stalker at the tram plaza at Snowbird. I met many great people there and skied nearly every day.” After that season was over, Johnston went to Hood River, OR. Function Mfg. was bought out by Heelside Snowboard boot company and went back into production. “I skied that summer regularly at Timberline on Mt. Hood. That was a blast!” From there, Johnston found himself in places such as Phoenix, AZ, Huntington Beach, CA,and Philadelphia, PA before landing back in WNY. “I found myself at the City Garage (in Ellicottville) tuning skis again,” he said. “Their business was really taking off and I really enjoyed being in one place and working in the shop again.” From there, he found other year round sales jobs.

“I then met up with my future wife that I had known since we dated in middle school. We got married right away and started our family here in Springville,” he said. Johnston and his wife have instilled their love of skiing in their three sons. “Henry, my oldest, was on skis at four, then Roland, who we also started very young, and this year, Arthur, our youngest, is going to get started,” he said. “At the ski areas as a young man, I noticed so many happy families skiing together and having fun. I thought to myself, when I settle down and have a family, we are all going to ski together! I still am envisioning all of us coming in weekend mornings and plugging in the Crockpot, suiting up and cruising down the hill as a family! Very soon the boys will be ready and then we can all race to the bottom together and blow snow on each others’ skis with a rock solid hockey stop just before the lift line!” Johnston is currently an Inside Sales and Production Coordinator at Springville Manufacturing Company. “I missed the (ski) business and decided to give it a go as something on the side and here I am!” he explained. Johnston offers full tunes on skis and snowboards, as well as on telemark and cross- country skis. “I can also do some boot fitting,” he said. Johnston runs a mobile unit that has a Grindrite ST500 side and base edger and Grindrite ST600 14-inch ski and board base grinder with auto feed. A far as what sets Springville Ski and Snowboard Service apart, Johnston said, “I think my long list of vast and diverse experience, including my outside sales experience, puts me in a good position to take care of nearly any issue that may come along.” He added that having a central location, especially close for people living in Springville, is also key. Johnston also offers pickup and delivery service to make it even more convenient. To make an appointment and get your skis or board ready for optimum performance out on the slopes, call or text Johnston at Springville Ski and Snowboard Service at (716) 225-0035.

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refrigeration or canning of milk, milk had to be made into cheese. So about every three to three and half miles, in most towns, you would have a small hamlet built up around the cheese factories. Ashford was no different and East Ashford was one of those little hamlets. Ashford was believed to be first settled in 1824 by Henry Frank, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, with other settlements in Ashford Hollow and mills built by 1826. By 1832, East Ashford had been established with its cheese factory, schoolhouse, store and post office. By 1879, East Ashford contained a blacksmith shop and a sawmill, too. In 1832, East Ashford had two churches being established. The settlers who followed the teachings of the Methodists had begun meeting in the schoolhouse. Also, eight of those settlers with Presbyterian beliefs began to meet in the same schoolhouse. It is noted that the small Presbyterian Congregation had grown to 14 members; however, sustained preaching could not be maintained and the congregation was dissolved. The Methodist Episcopal (ME) Church of East Ashford grew at a fast rate and by 1855, had 60 members. In 1856, they built their church edifice on Gooseneck Road at a cost of $1,000. The first pastor was CB Clark. In the years leading up to the Civil War, several members left the ME Church to form a

congregation of the Wesleyan Church in opposition to slavery. The church was in operation for many years until 1968 when the United Methodist Church was formed. The Methodist Church and the Evangelical Brethren Church merged. The East Ashford, or Riceville, Church merged with the Brethren Church in West Valley to form St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The Church building stood for over 140 years, but in the late 1990s, collapsed due to neglect. For those in the hamlet of East Ashford who were not of the Methodist faith, a dilemma was solved at a meeting at the schoolhouse in February 1954. The group formed the Congregationalist Church. In 1855, the Baptist Society that met in East Ashford and the Methodist dissidents, the Wesleyans, built a church at the corner of Riley and Gooseneck Roads. They spent $1,500 on their church. The church would be known as the Union Church. The Rev. CB Lord was the first pastor and remained for two years. The congregation is still operating today and has been reorganized as the Riceville Community church that currently has services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Bevington of the old Springville Baptist Church preaching. The 1855 church building still stands today and is a private residence at the corner of Riley and Gooseneck. The schoolhouse in Riceville was an active place, central to the community in the

establishment of the churches, but it was the primary center for learning. A 1901 photo of the Arbor Day pageant shows 37 students from grades one through eight. There was only one teacher. The schoolhouse would operate until the mid1900s, when students in the area would go to the West Valley Central Schools. The post office was established earlier than 1839. We know this because West Valley established their post in 1839 and it was written in an early history that, “Riceville had a mail service from Cattaraugus Station quite a number of years before West Valley.” More interesting is that “the mailman carried mail twice a week on horseback from Springville.” The post office in the 1800s is very interesting in that whoever was postmaster could name the post office and hence the hamlet. The Rice family were large landowners and operated the saw mill; Riceville is named after them. East Ashford would remain the name until about World War I. A Rand McNally map from 1932 lists the hamlet as Riceville. The post office building still stands; it remained a post office and store up until the 1990s. Residents now have to go to West Valley for their mail. If you find yourself traveling down the old 219 or 240, remember that Riceville was a bustling little hamlet in the 1800s!

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events. These events include distance running, dashes, hurdles, relays, throwing, and jumping. For distance running, athletes can sign up for the 2 mile, 1 mile, or the 1500 meter race walk. Mid-distance events include the 1,000 meters, 600 meters, 300 meter dash, 55 meter dash, and 55 meter hurdles. There are three different relays: the 4 by 8, the 4 by 4, and the 4 by 2. Although track may traditionally be associated with running, there are alternative field events. Members can throw the weight throw or shot put or choose to do the pole vault, high jump, long jump, or triple jump. Being that there are many diverse opportunities, students can explore their interests and try new events. When asked about the team’s strengths, head coach Joseph Marvin said, “There are quite a few events and we have a lot of different strengths.” He added that, “They are a pretty wellrounded team.” Having many younger distance athletes on the team, he predicts that there are going to be some “very, very good distance runners” in the future. Christopher Elkins, a tenth grader, comments on the experience of being on the team. “Overall, track is a fun

Roundball Rumble for Roswell • Photos by Alicia Dziak

coaches corner Varsity Girls Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey The Varsity girls basketball team dropped a tough league contest last Wednesday night to Cleve Hill by a score of 40-34. Despite the unfortunate outcome, the team battled throughout the contest and never quit. The defensive pressure was so strong during the game that the girls held Cleve Hill to only 16 points in the first half. Unfortunately, rebounding and some costly turnovers proved to be the difference in the game. Leading scorers on the night included: Julia Krzemien (10 points,) Lexi Sopko (nine points,) Ivette Lewandowski (nine points,) Ryan Stedman, Maddie Pazzuti and Carrie Dickinson each added two points. The girls will look to get back in the win column when they travel to Eden on Friday night. The girls pulled off its most dramatic win on the young season Friday night when they traveled to Eden. The girls played a sluggish 24 minutes of basketball, but came on when it really mattered. After a layup by Eden to push the deficit to seven points with 1:20 left, the team refused to lose. After numerous steals and big shots from Lexi Sopko, Sydney Rosati, and Julia Krzemien, the team was down by one point with six seconds left. Krzemien took the ball up to half court and drew a foul which sent her to the foul line. Julia knocked down one of two to give the Lady Griffs life. From there, the girls dominated the OT period behind eight points from Ivette Lewandowski and a back-breaking three-pointer from Sydney Rosati. The final score was 51-43, in favor of the Lady Griffs. Once agai,n the girls showed what a complete team they were thanks to the smart play by Ryan Stedman, the aggressiveness on Mackenzie Engle, the overall excellent play by Leah Frank, the toughness exhibited by Carrie Dickinson, and the mid-range shooting from Maddie Pazzuti. Scorers on the night were: Lewandowski (13 points,) Krzemien (12 points,) Dickinson (seven points,) Rosati (seven points,) Maddie Pazzuti and Lexi Sopko with six points each. The team dropped a tough game on Monday night to the Alden Bulldogs by a score of 34-30. Despite the team leading by 10 points at halftime, the girls were doomed by a one-point third quarter, compared to the nine points Alden scored. Despite the poor start to the half, the girls were in position to take the lead for good, but the team made a couple mistakes down the stretch which helped Alden earn the win. The girls were led in scoring behind Julia Krzemien’s nine points, Sydney Rosati’s seven points and Carrie Dickinson’s six points. Other scorers included Ivette Lewandowski (four points), Leah Frank (two points), and Lexi Sopko, along with Mackenzie Engel, chipped in one point apiece. Indoor Track, Coach Joseph Marvin Results from Saturday, Jan. 7 Fredonia State College meet with 12 schools in attendance: 55 hurdles- Boys, Wyatt Cudney, season best 10.62; Girls, Payton Rowe – 9.99, 5th place finish, personal best time and sectional qualifier. 3000- Sonya Krezmien, 11:15, 1st place, sectional qualifying time. 55 dash- Girls, Chloe Chamberlin, 8.12, 2nd place. 1000- Girls, Elle Russell, 2nd place, 3:27; Lizzy Miranda, 3rd place, 3:29. 1500 race walk- Corrin Sacilowski, 8:05, 1st place. 300- Boys, Topher Elkins, 4th place, 39 seconds; Nick Abdo, 5th place, 39.3. Girls 4x800- 11:01, 2nd place: Elle Russell, Lizzy Miranda, Jacy Schelble, Sonya Krezmien JV Girls Basketball, Coach Christopher Matthewson Last week, the JV girls played three games, and came away with one win, 27-21 over Cleve Hill, and two losses, 47-30 vs. Tonawanda and 30-29 vs. Eden. Game hightlights include Jessica Engel with 20 points vs. Tonawanda, 16 vs. Cleve Hill and 12 vs. Eden. Against Cleve Hill, the team overcame a seven-point half time deficit to outscore Cleve Hill 2411 in the second half (Engel had 13 of her 16 points in the second half.) There was more balanced scoring vs. Eden – along with Engel’s 12 points, Cora Boundy had seven and Kelsey Zabawa had six. The girls played some of their best team defense of the year as Nyah Solly (8th grader), Abby Steiner and Rachel O’Neal made strong defensive contributions. The comeback effort fell short as the Griffs had the ball with five seconds to go, but failed to get off a shot. Modified Girls Basketball, Coach Kim Pazzuti The girls modified basketball team competed against Pioneer this week and played a terrific game. They lost by four, but played with heart, and coach Pazzuti was truly proud of them. Sarah O’Neal and Meghan Rehrauer each scored four points. Kaliea Sullivan, Melanie Barry, Jaime Dickinson, and Marie Emerling all added two points. Defensively, Serenity Heim and Katelyn Mesch shined. The girls traveled to Holland later this week.

sport,” he says. “Everyone complains about the running, but they all love it.” Although this is his first year running indoor track, he has participated in outdoor track since seventh grade. He says that track “definitely helps for (other) sports,” such as football, explaining that, “when you run the longer distances in track, it makes the shorter distance of running football a ton easier.” In total, there are three coaches for the team: Joseph Marvin, Chad Russell, and Coach Yarger. Russell usually works with the longer distance runners and oversees the core workouts with the team before practice. Marvin will help members with shorter sprints and Yarger assists the team with hurdles. As for the team, their workouts vary from day to

Indoor track team members Miya Domes, Chloe Chamberlin, Evelyn Smith, and Nick Abdo

day. “Some days (they) run the halls, other days (they) practice events,” Elkins explains. “It’s different every day.” Although athletes may succeed in their respective events, how do they really feel about running? Elkins

mentions that he doesn’t see track as an obligation at all. “It’s a fun distraction, without a doubt,” he says. He loves the challenge and says he likes “being able to win events….. just the adrenaline of it. It’s fun!”

SGI SPORTS SCHEDULE January 13 Varsity Swimming - Boys Alden 5 p.m. Away

JV Basketball - Girls Tonawanda 5:30 p.m Home

JV Basketball - Girls Holland 5 p.m Home

Modified Basketball - Girls RESCHEDULED TO: 1/25/2017 Eden 6 p.m Away

Varsity Wrestling Pioneer 6 p.m Away

Varsity Basketball - Boys Tonawanda 6:30 p.m Away

Varsity Basketball - Girls Holland 6:30 p.m Home

Varsity Basketball - Girls Tonawanda 7 p.m Home

January 14 Varsity Wrestling Franklinville Varsity Tournament 9:30 a.m. Away

January 18 Varsity Boys Bowling JFK 4 p.m Away

Co-Ed Varsity Indoor Track 9th/10th Championships 10 a.m. Away

Varsity Girls Bowling JFK 4 p.m Away

January 17 Varsity Boys Bowling RESCHEDULED FROM: 1/5/2017 Pioneer 4 p.m Home

Varsity Wrestling Cheektowaga 6 p.m Away

Varsity Girls Bowling RESCHEDULED FROM: 1/5/2017 Pioneer 4 p.m Home Modified Basketball - Boys RESCHEDULED TO: 1/25/2017 Eden 4:30 p.m Away JV Basketball - Boys Tonawanda 5 p.m Away Varsity Swimming - Boys SweetHome 5 p.m Home

January 19 Modified Basketball - Boys East Aurora 4:30 p.m Home JV Basketball - Boys Cleveland Hill 5 p.m Home Modified Basketball - Girls East Aurora 6 p.m Home Varsity Basketball - Boys Cleveland Hill 6:30 p.m Home

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Committee. The Human Rights Group is the largest student club in the middle and high school, with an active membership of approximately 45 students at each meeting. “What you put in is what you get out,” said Beiter. “Two out of three of our past valedictorians are now international relations majors at top universities around the country. “ In other news, on behalf of the School Board, Village of Springville Superintendent of Public Works, Kenneth Kostowniak, addressed the Department of Transportation about the need to install a highvisibility crosswalk on Route 39 and Newman. After a review of the area, the Department of Transportation agreed, and the project will move forward in the year ahead. The board will be notified of implementation closer to the date. Jenny Sullivan was voted in as the Erie County Association of School Boards Representative to the Budget/ Finance Team, which was vacant due to the resignation of Garrett English, and David Chambers was appointed

substitute Business Official on an as-needed basis. The board was presented with proposed budget deadlines for the upcoming year with the plan is to have a budget ready for the board to adopt by the April 3 meeting. The April 17 Board Meeting was changed to the 18th to accommodate the 2017 BOCES Annual Meeting. The following fundraising activity requests were approved: • Seventh grade “Kids Can Make a Difference” sponsored a nickel challenge to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. • Colden Elementary School Student Council sponsored collection of change to benefit the SPCA of Erie County. • High School Musical Society sponsored sale of Babcia’s Pierogis to benefit the production of “Little Shop of Horrors” purchase of a plant prop. • Middle School Student Services and Human Rights Club sponsored ‘Kind Coins Campaign’ to benefit a project aimed toward building a new school and peace center in Quetta, Pakistan. • The startup of a chess club

at the Middle School as of December 2016 with Maggie Janik as the volunteer club advisor. The Board also approved the Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Springville Faculty Association regarding 105(h) accounts and an Agreement between the District and the Village of Springville intermunicipal agreement regarding fuel distribution. James Bialasik was appointed as the High School Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Coordinator. And the Board approved a joint request to apply to Section VI to combine the SpringvilleGI and West Valley Central School Districts for athletic participation in Indoor Track and Field for the 2017-18 school year. Approximately 10 students from West Valley have showed interest at this time. The next board meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the High School Library Media Center located at 290 North Buffalo Street, Springville and will be a workshop meeting and board retreat.


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The AMSOIL Championship Snocross excitement is ramping up again in Salamanca! You won’t want to miss all the action, jumps, and turns at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino for the U.S. Air Force Snocross National on Feb. 3 and 4 from 8 a.m to 10 p.m.! Top snowmobile racers from around the world will compete in this high-flying, fullthrottle event on an extreme track. Along with all the action outside, fans can also enjoy Native American Craft Vendors inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Friday, Feb. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. What is Snocross? Snocross is the most exciting, fan friendly form of snowmobile racing. It combines the bigair jumps and exciting action of motocross with the crisp

winter environment, providing snow belt race fans with race action, world class athletes to cheer, and fun, family entertainment. The action happens on challenging, professionally designed and graded tracks such as the one that will be created at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino by International Series of Champions (ISOC) Racing. ISOC Racing’s AMSOIL

Championship Snocross series brings together the finest professional and amateur athletes in the sport, in the most fan friendly venues in the U.S., and provides the best, most technically challenging tracks in the world. (Event schedule attached) To purchase tickets, visit senecaalleganycasino.com or www.snocross.com.

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Great deals in skiing across New York State await at www. iskiny.com for Discover NY Ski Day. Celebrating four years of popularity, this event will return on Jan. 19, offering skiers and riders the chance to enjoy ski areas across New York State for as little as $12 per lift ticket. Learn to ski or ride packages are available as part of the event, starting at $25 at participating ski areas. This day celebrates all things New York skiing and snowboarding and lets you enjoy deals that you can’t miss. If you or someone you know is new to skiing or snowboarding - never fear. With more than 50 downhill ski centers, New York has more ski areas than any other state in the nation. Participating Ski Areas in WNY include Kissing Bridge,

Buffalo Ski Club and Holiday Valley. During this promotion, Kissing Bridge will be offering the following deals: 75 available - $38 lift tickets valid anytime. 350 available - I Ski NY Discover NY ticket valid ONLY Jan. 19 for $12. 25 available - I Ski NY Discover NY Learn to Ski or Ride Program valid ONLY Jan.

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placed 22nd, Julia Farrell (KB) 44th, Olivia Shortt (KB) 52nd, Page Hazen (KB) 56th and Piper Murray (KB) finished 62nd. For the men, Buffalo Ski Club’s James Rauch finished in 5th place. Jack Schleyer of Kissing Bridge took 23rd, Cole Murray (KB) 53rd, Noah Murray (KB) 54th, and Parker Murray (KB) finished 59th.

At Holiday Valley in the Slalom, Buffalo Ski Club’s Lauren Meyer walked away in 11th. Katie Schlemmer (KB) finished 14th, Page Hazen (KB) 23rd, Madison Dziulko (BSC) 49th and Piper Murray (KB) placed 53rd. James Rauch of Buffalo Ski Club had his first podium of the season taking the silver medal. Jack Schleyer (KB) finished

18th, Aristotle Ninos (KB) 22nd, Cole Murray (KB) 46th and Ethan Hallet (BSC) placed 47th. Next week the U16’s are on their home hills training while U14’s gear up for their first race of the season at Labrador and Song Mountain in Central New York. Check back for those results next week!

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or come down each night to sign-up at the North Lodge. Cost is $15 per event; these events help support HEART Animal Shelters of WNY. Races will be held on Jan. 16, 23 and 30, and Feb. 6 and 13. (If rain-dates are necessary, the series will extend by a week.) For more info, visit www. heartrateup.com.


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OBITUARY Dennis J. Otto 1945-2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 13 Kissing Bridge, Lake Effect Saloon, 7 p.m. • Fritz the Kat SATURDAY, JAN. 14 Kissing Bridge, Lake Effect Saloon, 8 p.m. • Black Widow SUNDAY, JAN. 15 Kissing Bridge, 3 p.m. • Joe Wagner & Winston

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Dennis J. Otto Sr. of Springville, died Jan. 6, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Buffalo and raised in Cheektowaga, he attended Pine Hill Elementary School and Cheektowaga Central. At the age of 12, Dennis was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes . He was once featured

in the New England Journal of Medicine as a success story in the use of insulin therapy for Juvenile Diabetes. Though diabetes offered its challenges, Dennis would be highly active in the Cheektowaga Central Cross Country and track teams and broke several records. Moving to Springville in 1970, he would serve as vicepresident for the local chapter of the Jaycees and servedas cub master in the1980s. Dennis began coaching little league baseball for Springville Youth Incorporated in 1988 and did so for over a decade. In 1998, he was selected volunteer of the year at the Gowanda Correctional Facility. He maintained a vacuum repair business in the southern tier for over 20 years.

Surviving is his wife of over 45 years, Judy (nee Hedges), his three sons Christ, Dennis Jr. (Kim Burch) and Derek, grandchildren Isabella, Karly and Dalton his sisters Lynda Press and Cheryl Wheeler, stepbrothers Michael Wulff and Todd (Renel) Hemmerling, stepsister Cindy Bramer; sister-in-law Linda(Ted) Hapak; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents the late James (Lee) Otto and late Dorothy (late Alfred) Hemmerling. Dennis donated his body to the University of Buffalo Anatomical gift program. The family will host a celebration of life on April 9, 2017 at the Casino at Sprague Brook Park.

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Village of Springville Board of Trustees on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm at 65 Franklin St in the Boardroom for the purpose of amending Chapter 125-5 Park and Recreational Facilities to add Heritage Park and the Rail Trail to the code and other necessary changes.

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If your family has developed a serious case of cabin fever, then it’s time to get in the car and visit the Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS), which has a cure for every member of the family! Located at 1020 Humboldt Parkway in Buffalo, the museum offers several interactive exhibits and events that are sure to keep your family busy this winter. There’s no better time to visit than Monday, Jan. 16 on Martin Luther King Day for the museum’s Explore Together event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., which includes free museum admission all day! The BMS has a long, rich history beginning with the creation of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences in 1861. After several different shortterm locations throughout the city, the society officially opened its permanent location on Humboldt Parkway on Jan. 19, 1929. Since then, the museum has grown to include the 264-acre Tifft Nature Preserve in 1982 and the addition of the Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet Elementary School in 1990, making the BMS the first museum in the country to have an elementary school attached

to a museum. In recent years, the BMS has added the National Geographic 3D Cinema, which offers three different 40-minute films that play throughout the day including Asteroid: Mission Extreme, Living in the Age of Airplanes, and Extreme Weather. Monday’s Explore Together event is sponsored by Independent Health and includes a full day of familyfriendly activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families can take part in health and nutrition quiz games, a scavenger hunt, a prize wheel, and a smoothie-making sample station. Independent Health pharmacists will be hosting the “Ask the Pharmacist” station, where guests can learn about the best ways to prevent and remedy common winter health conditions, such as ear infections, colds, the flu, and asthma. To further promote health and wellness, the BMS will have free blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass index screenings, as well as HIV and HCV testing through Evergreen Health Services. Giveaway bags will be given to all guests while supplies last, and the event concludes with a grand prize drawing for a $500 gift certificate to Bert’s Bikes and Fitness. In addition to these Explore Together activities, guests can enjoy the museum’s 12 interactive exhibits for free on Monday. The Bug Works exhibit features the many different insects in our ecosystem and their sounds, life cycles, survival skills, and more. Visitors can walk through the

Bug Hive to learn about these insects and the specimens that make up the museum’s Entomology Collection. Our Marvelous Earth takes visitors on an adventure through the Earth’s many systems from weather to geology. The Storm Team 2 Weather Center allows guests to create their own forecast and record themselves in action! Experience winds up to 75 mph in the Colliding Forces wind chamber, and learn how Niagara Falls creates hydroelectric power. You can’t miss Seymour and Stanley, the museum’s largest artifacts that date back 3 million years! Seymour is a mastodon skeleton, a relative to the elephant, and Stanley is an Albertosaurus, a member of the Tyranosaurus Rex family. The museum has a large collection of Mastodon remains that museum staff, researchers, and volunteers spent almost 30 years uncovering at its Ice Age dig site in Byron, NY. Coming soon for a limited time is the museum’s newest exhibit: Guitar: the Instrument that Rocked the World, which is open from Saturday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, May 7. Guests can learn about this popular instrument through the lens of science in this interactive exhibit that features several legendary guitars, including the Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long playable guitar! If you’ve ever wondered how wood, steel and string can make such a powerful sound, this is the exhibit for you. The BMS, located at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free parking is available in the museum parking lot. For more information, call the museum at (716)896-5200 or visit their website www.sciencebuff.org. Follow the Buffalo Museum of Science on Facebook to stay up-to-date on new events and exhibits year ‘round.

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Erie County Department of Social Services A representative from the Erie County Department of Social Services will be available Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through May 1 to answer questions, assist with forms and offer guidance with their website. No appointment necessary. First Come, First Serve. ECDSS: http:// www2.erie.gov/socialservices/ Lapsit: Winter Session 1 Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 through Feb. 7 Picture books, toys, music, bubbles! For ages 6 months to 2 years. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Preschool Story Time: Winter Session 1 Thursdays at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 through Feb. 9. Picture books, rhymes, simple crafts, short video, finger plays, and a parachute! For ages 3-5 years. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742.

Book a Technology Trainer Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3-6 p.m. Need computer assistance? We can help! These free 45-minute sessions are designed to assist with software support or Internet training. They are not designed to troubleshoot computer problems or repair hardware. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742 for more information. Free and open to patrons age 17 and above. Botanical Gardens - Desert Dish with a Winter Twist Thursday Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 years. Create a fun miniature desert landscape in this fun program. Learn all about succulents, plants that are adapted to hold on to lots of water- we won’t use cacti to create our garden. Succulents are easy to grow and care for, and are quite forgiving if you forget to water themthey are desert plants after all! Build an understanding of the desert biome and the adaptations plants have assumed to survive in their harsh environment. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Stitch N Chat, Monday Jan. 23, 6 p.m. *New!* As part of the social hour, a new knitting skill will be covered each month. Please bring a pair of knitting needles (any size) and a ball of yarn to the meeting. All skill levels welcome. *Know how to crochet and would like to share your skills? Come talk to the Librarian.* • Jan. 23: casting on (long tail and provisional) Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Book Club and a Movie, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1:30 p.m. “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel. The book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. Please call or visit the library to order your book and movie. 592-7742. Explore and More: Tinkering Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. For ages 7 and up. Tinkering is all about working as a team and building together. Participants rotate around the room to different stations experimenting with design and building principles. One station, Rig-ama-Jig, encourages cooperation among builders to create large scale structures that actual work! Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Funding provided through the Josephine Goodyear Foundation and National Grid. Alzheimer’s Association Memory Care Class Series Monday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. Meets the fourth Monday of the month 3:00-4:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Free and open to the public. Jan. 30: Considering Advanced Directives Lecture series provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY through the Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe). Please call 592-2768 for more information.

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Family Movie Night: Thursday, January 19 at 530 pm. Animated film starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, and Ed O’Neill. Book Club: Monday, January 23 at 11am. We will be discussing Alexander McCall Smith’s “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,” all are welcome. Call the library to sign up. We have a community room that is available for community groups. Call for availability. Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. Library Hours: Monday 2-8 p.m., Tuesday 2-8 p.m., Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday 2-8 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m. -5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday - CLOSED. Telephone - 532-5129.


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A Familiar Face in Pharmacy at BCH

Every family has traditions. And within the family of employees at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, the name “Hodson” represents a strong tradition in the past, present and future of the pharmacy department. Pharmacist Lynn Hodson came to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in 1977 after meeting then-BCH CEO Roger Ford in Buffalo – he was her neighbor there. Her career in pharmacy up to that point had been in a wide range of settings. She trained in one of the first PharmD programs in the nation, at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Hodson started her Pharmacy Residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. She subsequently worked on the medical teaching unit there. Then, Buffalo General Community Mental Health Clinic recruited her to the Buffalo area to work in the new Lithium clinic. There, as she put it, she “built a pharmacy department starting with just four walls.” She moved on to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center as regional director of psychiatric pharmacy in the mid-1970s. Hodson belongs to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which has rigorous accrediting criteria for members. With 60-hour weeks and odd hours in Buffalo, Lynn was drawn to the new challenge of establishing a pharmacy department at BCH. “The pharmacy at BCH started as a cabinet,” said Hodson. And so it began; Hodson has been a familiar name and friendly face at BCH since 1977. After working full-time at BCH for 25 years, she took early retirement in 2002 and continued at area retail pharmacies as a consulting pharmacist for the next several years. Lynn returned in 2007 as interim director of pharmacy at then-CEO Mary Kwiatek’s request. She has remained as a consultant and pharmacist ever since. That included stepping in during a 10-week period over the summer when BCH searched for a new pharmacy director. “We’ve had great luck having pharmacists stay here for years at a time,” said Darlene Schrantz, RN, BSN, director of patient care services. “In a rural hospital, recruiting pharmacists, providers and

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facing cardiac and geriatric conditions. The opening in fall 2016 at BCH came at just the right time for Heather. “I was on an intense schedule at Mercy,” she explained. “The thought of being the pharmacist for a hospital that I know so well – it feels like home to me.” At BCH, the younger Dr. Hodson now handles the daily administration of a pharmacy department that supports the hospital’s 24-bed acute care floor and emergency department. Dr. Hodson is on-call for hospital needs and requests. She also advises policies on reducing medical errors and improving processes related to medications. As she looked ahead in the pharmacy field, Heather realized that many pharmacists had little knowledge about the natural and homeopathic substances. “Patients are taking these treatments to manage or try to prevent medical conditions,” said Heather. “We have to pay attention to that as pharmacists.” Acknowledging that need for more detailed information, Heather pursued a certificate in herbal medicine on her own over nine months to build her understanding the over-thecounter supplements, vitamins and herbs. Combined with her pharmacy experience and medical awareness, Heather can draw from two deep pools of knowledge when participating in patient care. “There’s a team aspect to what we do as pharmacists,” said Lynn, a sentiment that her daughter echoed. “There’s the daily administrative aspect to our department,” said Heather. “But I’m part of a team here with providers and physicians, all focused on finding the right medications at the right doses at the right time for our patients.”

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The first holiday weekend of the year is here and what better place to spend it than right on the slopes in Ellicottville. At Holiday Valley, enjoy dozens of trails that feature a variety of terrain. If you want to check out HoliMont, remember that it’s open to the public Monday through Friday. On Jan. 19, take part in iskiny’s Discover NY Ski Day, a celebration of skiing and riding all across the state. Bring your friends and family to discover skiing and riding in New York State! Purchase an 8-hour ticket Holiday Valley lift ticket  at www.iskiny.com for just $24, or grab a Learn to Ski or Learn to Snowboard package for just $25 (package includes equipment, beginner lesson and beginnner area lift ticket). All January long is National Learn a Snowsport month. Enjoy lesson specials at both Holiday Valley and HoliMont. HV will host the “Your Turn” Women’s Ski Clinic on Jan. 26 and 27, led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, and assisted by several of Holiday Valley’s finest women instructors. Intermediate to advanced level female skiers shouldn’t miss this great opportunity to improve their skills and bond with other like-minded women. For more info, and to register, visit www. holidayvalley.com. For even more fun on the slopes, check out Holiday Valley Tubing Company. Take your pick of several lanes, soar

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Roar of Zoar Valley to Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville for a winter biker gathering. Join the JumpStart Experience upperdeck from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This includes a real Harley placed it on the Jumpstart, while overlooking the slopes of Holiday Valley. Take the Harley for a “ride,” for free. They’ll even teach you how to start, run through the gears, and get on and off a world-famous Harley-Davidson motorcycle. GHD® Motorclothes department T-shirt sales will be downstairs by McCarty Cafe and Rentals, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to grab your commerative event shirt! From 3 to 7 p.m., head inside the Main Lodge for live music with Boneshakers Blues Band to complement Ellicottville’s Winter Blues weekend. Guests also have a chance to win VIP tickets to the 2017 Buffalo Blues Bash, and great prizes from GHD, Holiday Valley and the Holland Speedway. Drink specials with Miller Lite will keep the party going. For more info, visit or www. GowandaHarley. com.

HoliMont & Holiday Valley Ladies Clean Up By Caitlin Croft

This past weekend, Holiday Valley and HoliMont hosted the first U16 Empire Cup West Series of 2017. Saturday was a Slalom at Holiday Valley, where HoliMont’s Zoe Knauss took the gold. Holiday Valley’s Paige Duffy and Logan Fredrickson rounded out the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Hayly Fredrickson of Holiday Valley finished 4th, Chloe Richards (HO) 6th and Katrina Surdyka (HV) 7th. Lauren Thomas (HV) placed 12th, Taylor Hubert (HV) 16th, Kate Masliwec (HO) 21st and Katherine Wojnowski (HV) finished 24th. Alaina Lah (HV) took 35th, followed by teammate Phoebe Dunn in 36th and Marian Searby HO and HV Ladies Skiing page 6

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State Grant, Sidewalk Conditions Top Village Agenda

By Jann Wiswall

NY State has sent the Village of Ellicottville a higher-thanbudgeted contribution to highway maintenance through its Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Pave NY program. Village Mayor John Burrell reported the good news at the Village board meeting on

Monday, Jan. 9. A total of $26,332.54 from both state programs was received, which represents a 46.3 percent boost over what the Village had budgeted. In other good news, three Department of Public Works (DPW) employees passed exams to qualify for advance water operator licenses. Burrell

and the board congratulated Jigger Stokes, Jesse Klahn and Tom Dineen for their achievements. In his report to the board, Burrell announced that Kelly Frederickson has started his part-time job as a laborer with the DPW. Frederickson will be working with Building See Town of EVL page 6

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Looking for a cool new place to grab a bite? Sample the best local brews? Watch the game? Listen to music? You got it! All that and more is for the taking at Finnerty’s Tap Room, now open and ready to welcome you the next time you need a night out. “It’s been a fun process,” owner Billy Finnerty said of his

experience getting everything up and running in a short period of time. “I really want to be a part of this community. As a young child, Finnerty lived in the Pocono Mountains area in Pennsylvania where his father was a golf pro. His family eventually moved to the Hamburg/Orchard Park area, where Billy attended St. See Town of EVL page 2

Ward Announces Retirement

Retirement Effective June 2017 In a letter dated January 6, 2017, ECS Superintendent Mark Ward informed school Board President Carl Calarco of his intentions to retire at the end of this school year. Ward presented his intentions to the Board meeting last Tuesday evening. “It is almost inconceivable for me to imagine that my professional career will have spanned forty-two years, with thirtythree and one half of them spent in Ellicottville!” said Ward in his letter. See page 4 for entire letter. See Ward Announces Retirement page 4


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Francis High School. He found himself at JP Fitzgerald’s, a popular restaurant in Hamburg, where he worked for 20 years. During his tenure there, Finnerty and his brother were the prime caretakers for their mother, who was ill and eventually passed away. He explained that he was so impressed with all the good he saw in people during that time that, “It really changed my mentality,” he said. “I was so grateful for the community support that I decided to give back.” He started volunteering as a driver for Meals on Wheels and his territory included Springville and other southtowns. In late 2015, Finnerty began helping out a friend who had opened a restaurant in East Aurora. While that didn’t last long, it gave him valuable restaurant experience. When the opportunity came up to occupy the vacant restaurant space in Ellicottville, Finnerty said, “Since I had already been driving to Springville (from Hamburg, for Meals on Wheels), it didn’t seem that much further.” He instantly fell in love with Ellicottville. “Ellicottville reminds me of my youth,” he said. “It’s a tight knit community with mountains all around.” The restaurant, which is located on Mill Street, across from the Wingate Hotel in the heart of town, offers a variety of fare, as well as 20 beers on tap. Finnerty hopes to, “merge my Irish side with the Asian twist the chef puts on many of his dishes,” he said. Popular dishes include Rueben Spring Rolls, Buffalo

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Chicken Potstickers, Pad Thai, and Beef on Weck, but Finnerty is sure to explain that the menu is ever-evoloving. “We didn’t want to rush the menu,” he said. The restaurant offers numerous daily specials, and some will be incorporated into regularly-offered items. “We’ll take the specials that sell out and add them to the menu,” Finnerty explained. And the beer? “We have enough to make everyone happy,” Finnerty said. He’s concentrating on populating the selection with local beer from places such as EBC, Resurgence, Four Mile Brewing and more. The bar is also stocked with several bottle varieties. “We really want to be able to cater to everyone,” he noted. And for those who prefer something grape-based? “We are also expanding our wine list,” Finnerty said. In addition to daily specials, Finnerty is excited about starting up their Friday fish fry this Friday, Jan. 13. “Come in for happy hour, grab a fish fry and enjoy the rest of your night,” he suggested. Finnerty’s will also offer live music on special occasions. “Most of the music will be in the bar area, but we do have a stage for special events,” Finnerty stated. One of those special events is happening this Saturday, Jan. 14, when Finnerty’s will host a Grand Opening Party all day long. Highlights include all day food and drink specials, giveaways, football on the big screen, raffles and music at 9 p.m. by Finnerty’s good friend Tim Britt, who Finnerty describes as singing “everything from

Dave Matthews to Billy Joel to David Bowie to Mumford & Sons.” “It will be an easy hang out, and (Tim) will be playing cool music that makes you feel comfortable,” Finnerty said. Finnerty’s boasts a staff of about 20, with Finnerty himself leading the charge. “I’m the first person you see when you walk in the door, and the first person you talk to if there’s an issue,” he said of his accessibility and visibility inside the restaurant. Finnerty values the opinions he gets from patrons. “Whatever feedback I get, I implement as soon as I can,” he stated. He complimented the staff on helping to get a very busy opening underway. “Everyone who works here knows it’s all hands on deck,” he said. “Everyone helps out as needed.” The space is also a work in progress, and Finnerty plans to take down some of the more “generic” decor and replace it with more EVL-centric pieces and cool lights. He’s even planning on bringing in a popcorn machine for some go-to snacking for bar-goers. “We want to give (Finnerty’s) a more homey feel,” he said. Finnerty’s is open daily at 11:30 a.m. There are designated parking spaces across the street at the Wingate (Finnerty’s also offers delivery to guests at the hotel), and plaza parking spots can be used after other businesses in it close for the evening. For more info, visit www. finnertystaproom.com or check out their Facebook page @ finnertystaproom.

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“Retirement is certainly a milestone for me, and for the district! It’s been my life - and been very rewarding. I’m so lucky to be involved in this profession,” said Mark Ward. January 6, 2017 Mr. Carl Calarco, President Ellicottville Central School Board of Education 5873 Route 219 Ellicottville, NY 14731 Dear Carl, I would like to inform you of my intentions to resign as the Ellicottville Central School Superintendent effective June 30, 2017 for retirement purposes. Thank you for having the faith and trust to allow me to guide this very “special school” that has been such a big part of my life. It has truly been a great journey and I am proud of what we have accomplished together as a Board, school district, staff and community. Where has the time gone? It is hard to imagine that over fifty years of my life has been associated with the Ellicottville Central School as a student, teacher, coach, athletic director, parent, principal, and Superintendent! Clearly, my involvement with the school has been more than a job or career, next to my wife and family it has been the focus of my life. I have been very fortunate to work at something that I loved to do and it never seemed like a job. When I graduated from Ellicottville in 1971 there was no way I ever could have imagined what was ahead! When I came back in 1975 as a social studies teacher it was a “challenge” being back in the halls and classrooms that, not so long ago, I traveled as a student. It seemed so different being around my former teachers, struggling at times to call some of them by their first names. Students similarly had a hard time calling be Mr. Ward! Working here provided me an opportunity to stay in the Ellicottville/Great Valley area near my family. It also allowed me to grow and mature as a teacher, to coach a variety of sports, remain an active member of the community and have the chance to develop my leadership and administrative skills. This community, school and most importantly my wife Barb gave me the opportunity to stay here to pursue my dreams. It has been a pleasure working with a team of educators who are focused on student achievement and continuous improvement as an organization. I have had the opportunity to work with many great teachers, administrators, Board members and staff members who have helped me to become a better person. When we talk about the “Ellicottville family” … it truly is a family that takes care of each other. Whether it is a birthday, sickness, special fundraiser, celebration or a personal tragedy; the school can always be counted on to be there. Being a part of something like that makes you proud. As I reflect on my career, there are several things that come to mind. Having the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the students and families is something I will never forget. Seeing our student achievement and success continue to rise when compared to other schools in WNY brings a sense of pride and satisfaction. Certainly, the new multipurpose gym and performing arts project is a source of pride and satisfaction for me because it will continue to serve our students and benefit our community for generations to come. However, in the end, I think the one thing that I am most proud of is the great teachers I have had the opportunity to be part of hiring! The key to teaching and learning has been and will always be the person in the classroom. That is why hiring the right people is so important! Every day those people confirm that I have made many good decisions! I also have the same sense of satisfaction with the many wonderful support staff employees that serve our students. So, as I approach my third and final time to leave ECS, I am excited about what the future holds as I ready for the next chapter of my life. It is amazing how fast the time has gone but I have many great memories, lasting friendships and unique experiences I will take with me for the rest of my life. It is almost inconceivable for me to imagine that my professional career will have spanned forty two years with thirty three and one half of them spent in Ellicottville! It has been a privilege and an honor to serve this school and community for the past nine years as Superintendent. Dreams really do come true! Best regards, Mark J. Ward Superintendent

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The Varsity boys’ basketball team is on a roll! They’ve posted three impressive wins in a row against some stiff competition from Franklinville, Pine Valley and even North Collins, accumulating 15 sectional points and putting them in first place. The recaps of the games are as follows: On Jan. 4, away at Franklinville, the Eagles pulled out a 53-52 squeaker. The battle was between ECS’s Elliot Bowen, with 21 points and 20 rebounds, and Franklinville’s Sam Erickson, with 21 points and 10 rebounds. On Jan. 6, ECS took on the Panthers from Pine Valley at home and won by an impressive score of 83-65. Another great game came from Bowen, with 28 points and 19 rebounds, followed by Griffin Chudy and Austin Grinols with 18 points and 13 points, respectively, also adding nine assists each. In the most recent game this past Tuesday night at home, the Eagles made short work of the Eagles from North Collins 7560. Once again, Bowen soared even higher with 34 points and 18 rebounds, followed once again by Chudy with 18 points, seven assists and eight rebounds and Grinols’ 10 points, five assists and three rebounds. The Lady Eagles played at home on Monday, Jan. 9, demolishing the Eagles from North Collins 77-16 in their first sectional league game, earning five points. The ladies are still undefeated, pushing their record to 9-0 with the latest win over North Collins. Scoring for Ellicottville was very evenly distributed between five players in double digits, led by Linnea Jimerson’s 15 points. The next home games for both Vvarsity teams are: girls, Jan. 19 against Forestville,

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followed the next day against Pine Valley; both games are at 7:30 p.m. Boys take on Cattaraugus on Jan. 18, also at 7:30 pm. In Division I NCAA action, St. Bonaventure University men’s program has climbed to 10-5 overall, 2-1 in conference play. Their last home game was against George Mason, who they defeated by a score of 82-72. The men go on the road for three games, returning home on Jan. 24 and taking on Saint Joseph’s at 7 p.m., the game to be televised on the American Sports Network. The struggling ladies team is sitting at 6-10 overall and only 1-3 in conference play, dropping their last three games. They play next at home on Jan. 15 against Fordham and then again on the 21st against Duquesne. Game times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Mckenna Maycock still leads the time in rebounding which is very impressive not only because she is a guard, but also because she comes in off the bench. In their latest game in a loss to Virginia, 61-52, Maycock grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots! In Division III NCAA action, the Hilbert Hawks men’s basketball team made the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Bobcats wish they had stayed at home and in bed. Panama High School star Josh Eddy had his best game to date with nine points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in the104-62 victory. The men are 7-6 overall and 4-3 in conference play. Their next

home game is on Jan. 21 at the Hafner Center; game time is 3 p.m. The Hawks take on Penn State Altoona, who they lost to earlier on in the season by one point. Be on hand for this exciting rematch and you can’t beat the admission price—it’s free! Player development tip this week is to visualize your shot going into the basket. It doesn’t matter whether you are shooting free throws, or three- pointers; if in your mind you can picture the shot going in, your percentage will go up. Here is how it works: studies have proven that if you just visualize a shot going in in your mind, without even physically practicing the shot itself, you will become a better shooter. A study conducted by Dr. Biasiotto at the University of Chicago was done where he split people into three groups and tested each group on how many free throws they could make. After this, he had the first group practice free throws every day for an hour. The second group just visualized themselves making free throws. The third group did nothing. After 30 days, he tested them again. The first group improved by 24 percent. The second group improved by 23 percent without touching a basketball. The third group did not improve, which was expected. So when you are lying in bed, count your baskets instead of sheep to fall asleep!

Holiday Valley Freestyle Ski Team Competes at Bristol The past week was the first travel week of the season for the Holiday Valley Freestyle Ski Team. HVFT sent eight “A” team members, and 18 “B” team members to the “A” (ECS – Eastern Championship Series) and “B” (EQS – Eastern Qualifier Series) events hosted by Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua, NY. The “A” event consisted of a traditional two-run mogul event on Saturday, followed by a single mogul run on Sunday. The results from the Saturday two-run mogul event were then used to seed the competitors for the Dual competition Sunday afternoon. Holiday Valley’s top finisher for the girls’ event on Saturday was Morghan Socha, 14th out of a field of 30. Also on Saturday, local girl Bella Bacon moved up from the “B” ranks to try out her first “A” competition. She finished 22nd out of the 30 in the field. Top finisher for the Saturday boys event was Nick DiDonato, finishing 12th out of 47. On Sunday for the Single

Mogul event, HVFT’s top finisher for the girls was Lauryn Socha, 13th out of 29. The top finisher for the boys was Matt DiDonato, 20th out of 47. The dual event was exciting and paired two Holiday Valley skiers against each other in the early round…. Bryce Butler edged out Colin Navaugh. The “B” event was a traditional two-run mogul event on both Saturday and Sunday. HVFT was strongly represented in all age groups! Several skiers broke into the overall top 10. For the girls, Sydney Saunders finished 5th and Brooke Butler finished 7th. For the boys, Caleb Darnley entered the top three with a 3rd place finish, Matt Larusch finished strongly in 4th, and Corgan Garrison finished in 8th. By age group, Brooke Butler finished 2nd for the F13’s and Sarah Barnum finished in 1st place for the F11’s! For the Boys, Caleb Darnley finished 1st for the M17’s followed by Corgan Garrison in 2nd.

Matty Larusch finished 2nd for the M13’s and Bennett Socha finished 2nd for the M11’s. Benjamin Edwards took home 2nd place for the M09’s. HVFT also skied well in the “B” event on Sunday. The girls had three finishers in the top 10, with Bella Bacon in 6th, Brooke Butler in 9th and Patsy Oberholzer in 10th. The boys also had three top 10 finishers with Caleb Darnley in 4th, Corgan Garrison in 5th and Matt Larusch in 10th. By age group, Bella Bacon finished 2nd for the F-13’s. Sarah Barnum brought home a 2nd place for the F11’s. For the boys, Caleb Darnley and Corgan Garrison again finished 1 – 2 for the M17’s. Christopher “Teddy” Edwards brought home another 2nd for the M09’s. The team is training and eagerly looking forward to the next competition…..to be hosted at HoliMont Valley on Saturday and Sunday Jan. 21st and 22.


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6(HO) 37th. Maddie Welch of HoliMont finished 44th, Abby O’Day (HV) 48th, Claire Taylor (HV) 51st and Haley Barden of Holiday Valley took 51st. On the men’s side, HoliMont’s Carlo Muscarella walked away with the bronze with Holiday Valley’s Max Carbaugh on his heels in 4th. Lucas Johnson (HO) finished 8th, Orry Shattenberg (HV) 19th, Benjamin Wise (HV) 23rd, William Peters (HO) 31st, Dalton Potter (HV) 36th and Jes Sauereisen took 41st. Sunday the athletes competed in a Giant Slalom at HoliMont,

which ended up being a tough day for many with visibility issues due to Lake Erie’s most recent bout of lake effect snow (not that we are complaining— bring it on Mother Nature!). HoliMont’s Zoe Knauss podiumed again, placing 3rd, with Holiday Valley’s Hayly Fredrickson finishing 4th. Candice Kasahara (HV) took 8th, Logan Fredrickson (HV) 11th, Katrina Surdyka (HV) 12th and Sierra Cappelli (HV) 13th. Paige Duffy of Holiday Valley finished 15th, Katherine Wojnowski (HV) 17th, Kate Masliwec (HO) 30th and Taylor Hubert (HV) placed

31st. Marian Searby (HO) finished 36th, Alaina Lah (HV) 37th, Phoebe Dunn (HV) 45th, Maddie Welch (HO) 50th and Claire Taylor of Holiday Valley took 63rd. The Holiday Valley and HoliMont men had a much better day at HoliMont, taking three of the top five spots. Nathan Briselden of Holiday Valley took the gold and Carolo Muscarella of HoliMont earned more hardware finishing in 3rd with Max Carbaugh (HV) right behind again with another 4th place. Lucas Johnson (HO) took 11th, Nicholas Scott (HV) 16th, Dalton Potter (HV)

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Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer Tom Abriatis to learn the job and to attend state-sponsored trainings. Frederickson will be required to pass all training exams and, eventually, the Civil Service Exam, before he can be hired to take over for Abriatis as both town and village building inspector. Abriatis is retiring. Burrell said village and town representatives met with Municipal Solutions advisor Jeff Smith to learn about applying for state consolidation grants to help the municipalities form joint water and sewer districts. The state grant would fund the research, asset inventory, data collection and legal costs necessary to create the districts. The idea was prompted, in part, by the pending retirement of Mark Alianello as the town’s engineer. Burrell explained that Town Supervisor Matt McAndrew and the town board do not want to hire a new town engineer until a thorough analysis of options is concluded and the feasibility of creating a DPW director position is considered. If created, a DPW director would oversee the town’s highway department and the village’s DPW, as well as the joint water and sewer districts. Burrell noted that there is some urgency to the issue, so Smith is looking for ways to expedite the grant application process. In other business, Burrell reported that the DPW has been working as quickly as possible to remove snow and keep streets and sidewalks clear during these past weeks of record snowfall. They were doubly challenged by the breakdown of the old sidewalk plow, the purchase of a replacement and the replacement’s breakdown within days of purchase. Burrell referred to an article in the Springville Times (www. springvilletimes.com) that quoted Mayor William Krebs as saying that the priority for the Village of Springville’s DPW is to keep the streets open and that sidewalks are plowed after everything else. He said: 17th, Orry Shattenberg (HV) 20th and Nolan Evans (HV) finished 33rd. Alec Nolan of Holiday Valley placed 39th, Jes Sauereisen (HV) 40th, Benjamin Wise (HV) 41st, Samuel Balanevsky (HO) 56th and William Assad (HO) took 60th. Next week the U16’s have an off week, but the U14’s kick off their season in Central New York at Song Mountain and Labrador. Stay tuned for next week’s results from our hardworking Ellicottville athletes.

“When we get a foot of snow in 24 hours…it just takes time… we need our residents and store owners to understand that this is a partnership and they need to clear the snow and ice from their sidewalks.” Krebs went on to say that village code states that the owner of the property must maintain their sidewalks. Burrell suggested that Ellicottville might need a more formal policy that would require business owners to share the burden with the DPW. He also suggested that the village could supply commercial district businesses and residents with ice melt to help them maintain their sidewalks when it snows before or after the DPW staff’s work shifts. Finally, Burrell directed board members to a draft budget development calendar, noting that the Village’s 201718 budget must be in place by June 1. Several special budget committee meetings are scheduled toward that end. Department Reports Nick Dobmeier has officially replaced Mike Smith as village engineer, following Smith’s retirement from Nussbaumer & Clarke. Dobmeier has been attending village board meetings for several months and was the lead engineer on the wastewater treatment plant overhaul. Dobmeier reported that a “certificate of substantial completion” had been prepared for the general contractor on the wastewater treatment plant project. The board approved a resolution to authorize Burrell to sign off on the certificate. Dobmeier said a certificate for the electrical contractor will be available for signature as soon as a subcontractor has completed several remaining tasks. Dobmeier also asked the board about N&C’s proposal to conduct an arc-flash study on behalf of NYSERDA. The board moved to executive session to discuss the proposal and returned to say that it still has some questions about the proposal and would table it for

the time being. For the longer-term, Dobmeier said N&C has some ideas for important village water infrastructure improvements, which will require capital funding. However, he agreed that these discussions should wait until a joint water district decision is made. Village Clerk Mary Klahn reported that the first time the new software system was used for quarterly water and sewer billing in December there were some flaws, but that corrections are being made. She and Burrell are confident that the system will be effective in the long run. Business from the Floor The owners of a home at 94 Elizabeth Street, David and Andrea Andison, attended the meeting to inform the board about issues they have with a home that is being built next door to them at 35 Washington Street. The Andisons wanted to go on record with the board to cite some tangible impacts of the home’s construction on their existing home, noting that the new two-story home’s north wall is 7 feet 4 inches from the south wall of their home. Those impacts include concerns about runoff and drainage, loss of sunlight and related increased heating bills, icicle formation on the new home’s eaves above one of their doorways, loss of privacy and other issues. The Andisons, who live in Canada, said they did not receive any notices about the project by mail. Burrell explained that the village is following all procedures in its zoning law to investigate their concerns and that these and several pre-existing variance issues are being researched by code enforcement officer Tom Abriatis. His report is forthcoming. The board promised to keep the family informed. The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in the village/town hall.

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A Skiers Compete at First Eastern Freestyle Event at the Bristol Mountain Toyota Freestyle Fest.  The Eastern Freestyle ECS Series season kicked off at the Toyota Freestyle Fest at Bristol Mountain. FLITE Team athletes had great results in all three events in both Singles and Duals. Saturday’s Single event saw both FLITE Team females in the Top 10, with Elissa Cole taking the top spot and Lexi Crotty finishing in 8th. The men were led by Wyatt Antkiewicz who finished in 2nd place, followed by Lucas Goodin in 25th and Cameron Evans, who was skiing in his first A Meet, in 31st. Day 2 started with a Single Run, Singles event,

which ended with similar to Saturday’s Competition; a FLITE Team female in the Top Spot; both landing in the Top 10. Lexi Crotty topped the field, followed by Elissa Cole in 4th. Wyatt Antkiewicz led the men, finishing in 4th place, followed by Lucas Goodin who improved over Saturday’s results to finish in 16th, and Cameron Evans who finishied in 32nd. The Duals Brackets were built off Saturday’s results of the singles event. The path to the top spots was a testament to endurance. Female Duals: Lexi Crotty: Won her first Dual 25-0. Won her 2nd Dual 14-11. Lost her 3rd Dual in the Round of 8 by a close 13-12 margin. Won her 4th Dual 169. Won her 5th Dual 16-9 to

secure 5th place. Elissa Cole had a first round bye by virtue of her 1st place finish. Won her first dual 20-5. Won her 2nd Dual 18-7. Won her 3rd Dual 14-11. Lost her 4th Dual 23-2 to secure 2nd Place. Male Duals: Cameron Evans lost his first dual in a close match 14-11. Lucas Goodin won his first dual 25-0 and lost his 2nd Dual 25-0. Wyatt Antkiewicz had a first round bye by virtue of his 2nd place finish. Won his first dual 20-5, his 2nd Dual 18-7, lost his 3rd Dual 25-0 Lost his 4th Dual 17-8 and on his 5th Dual 17-8 to secure 7th place. It was a great start to the Eastern Division Season for our FLITE Team. Next stop is Lake Placid.

B Skiers Have Great Showing in the First Mogul Competition of the Weekend at Bristol Mountain. Day 1 saw some great skiing from the athletes after a great training day on Friday. This was their first opportunity to put their skill sets to use from Christmas Camp and saw some great results. Annie Dietrich topped the field on Saturday, taking top honors in her age group and overall as she topped the field by over 3.5 points. Sasha MacGregor had a great day finishing in the Top 10 overall in 9th place; 3rd in her age. Abby Hayes-Vickers and Caitlin Woodrow had a great day as well, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively in their age group; 20th and 21st overall. The men had three skiers in

the top 10, and were led by RJ Cancilla, who finished 2nd in his age; 6th overall. Following up were Brandon Crotty, who was 3rd in his age; 9th overall, and Matthew Cancilla who was 5th in his age; 10th overall. Colin Woodrow finished 14th in his tough age group; 31st overall. Overall, the athletes had a great day for the first competition of the season. This was the first opportunity many of them had to ski moguls in this young season. Day 2 Brought some improved skiing across the board with our athletes, and others as well. Annie Dietrich again led the FLITE Team Ladies finishing 2nd in her age; 3rd overall. Sasha MacGregor again had a strong day, just missing the Top 10, grabbing

6th in her age; 11th overall. Catilin Woodrow finished 3rd in her age; 22nd overall. RJ Cancilla again led the men of FLITE Team with a 1st in his age; 2nd overall finish. Brandon Crotty followed- up his Saturday with a 9th in his age; 22nd overall, followed by Matthew Cancilla who was 9th in his age; 25th overall and Colin Woodrow who improved to 12th in his age; 32nd overall with a very good second run in the competition. Congratulations to all the athletes who pressed their limits and showed great improvement in their skiing over the weekend. The next B Competition is at home Jan. 21-22.

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As one of the largest and most successful private ski and outdoor recreational clubs in the northeast, we can’t wait to showcase what our members have known for over half a century! The most successful private clubs are those built around the foundation of enduring relationships and social camaraderie between friends and associates and we are no different at Holimont. With that in mind, we are embarking on a campaign in which we are asking our current members to assist us in identifying those individuals whom they feel will properly embrace the culture and tradition of our club and personally invite them to join. By receiving this personal invitation, you and your family are invited to participate in the “Discover HoliMont” Preview Membership Initiative, giving your entire family the opportunity to preview the club and experience all we have to offer first-hand. The preview opportunity allows you to enjoy the club without the payment of an upfront initiation fee commitment, with the obligation of committing to a preview membership relationship for 4 months (applicable dues, fees and charges will apply). During your preview term, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a preferred initiation fee; a reduced initiation fee if you submit full payment within 30 days of joining, or you can choose a generous staged payment schedule. Additionally, once you secure your membership within 30 days of joining by submitting initiation fee payment in full, or upon submitting your first staged payment, you will enjoy monthly credits totalling as much as $960 over 24 months to your club account to spend any way you wish.

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The ski slopes of HoliMont overlook the main drag to Ellicottville and have been doing so for a very long time, ever since 1962. What many people don’t realize is that HoliMont is open to the public during weekdays, just like Holiday Valley. Although HoliMont is the largest and longest running private ski club in North America, it welcomes nonmembers throughout the season, Monday to Friday. Not only does it have some of the best groomed slopes in the east— they are meticulously maintained— but it offers a range of terrain that is welcoming for the novice to expert. Along with great slopes, the Slopeside Shops at HoliMont offers another alternative to the shoppers that flock to Ellicottville each year looking for the latest trends and fashions found only in the finest ski towns across the country. Ellicottville has so many great shops it’s almost like being at an outdoor mall. As the name implies, the Slopeside Shops at HoliMont are right on their slopes and offer items and services that are totally unique to them. Greg Culver is the manager of Slopeside and Gear Up. Culver explains that although the shops carry all of the usual products lines associated with any top ski shop, their bread and butter items are their very exclusive and sought after HoliMont logo apparel, gear and gifts. Visitors and members alike like the fact that they can purchase souvenirs and clothing unique to this

one-of-a-kind ski area. In addition, Slopeside stocks a full line of Helly Hansen and Burton ski and snowboard clothing, a great selection of Smith goggles, a large assortment of Auclair ski and snowboarding gloves, mitts and liners, all backed up and complemented with products from POC, Hestra, Coal, Anon and more. Don’t expect to purchase hard goods since they don’t sell any, but Gear Up Mountain Rentals has all of the latest demos in skis and boards for you to try before you buy from one of the ski shops in town. Usually there is a demo voucher that you can present to the shop in town to get a discount on your purchase.  Culver prides himself and his well-trained staff in their specialty in fitting adults and children with the best goggle and helmet combinations, best suited to their individual head and face shape. After shopping at Slopeside, many skiers and snowboarders find that their helmets and goggles fit so well that it’s almost like they don’t even know they have them on. Besides having everything the shopper wants, needs or has forgotten on their ski adventure

to HoliMont, the rental shop also has everything you need to slide or hike on snow, cross country, alpine, telemark skis, snowboards and snowshoes. Gear Up features rental skis and demos from Rossignol and Burton. Culver further adds that their top-notch tuning shop has just upgraded their state- of-the-art Wintersteiger base machine with a new stone, bearings, drive motor and dressing diamond to provide the perfect tune for your skis this season. The waxing machine was also been updated with a new brush and waxing wheel. Shop hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week. The most important message that Culver wants skiers and boarders to know about the Slopeside Shops at HoliMont and his mission as a retailer? “Buy local and support those who support you,” he said. “There is no face or personality at the end of an online sale. Service is as important as the products we sell.” Enjoy your experience this season at HoliMont both on the slopes and in the shops and make sure you tell all of your friends that everyone is welcome during the week!


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“Lost City of the Monkey God” by Douglas Preston

There have been rumors about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 2012, author Douglas Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking quest. He climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying a machine that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn’t until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease. Suspenseful and shocking, this story is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Don’t forget, you can access over 14,500 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!14,500 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!

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Obituary Ellen M. Jackson 1919- 2016

Ellen M. Jackson, 97, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Ellicottville, NY, passed away peacefully in her home, on Dec. 18, 2016. She was fortunate to remain in her home under the loving care of her caretaker, Janna Bluhm. A celebration of her life will be held next summer in Ellicottville. Ellen was born July 3, 1919 in Buffalo, New York to Alfred and Calla Lee (Spittler) Mercer. She married Robert “Bob” Jackson on Nov. 11,1941. They made their home in Ellicottville until retiring to San Antonio in 1994. Ellen worked for several years in Bob’s business, Jackson’s Plumbing and Heating, before becoming employed with the Cattaraugus County Motor Vehicle Department, where she attained the position of director. She retired after 15 years of service and remained in touch with all of her co-

workers. Ellen was an avid golfer. After retirement, she went on a white water rafting trip down the Colorado River and also began downhill skiing. She was a member at “The Valley” in Ellicottville where she golfed in the summer and skied in the winter. Ellen’s favorite NFL team was the Buffalo Bills. She missed watching them when she moved south, but soon became a San Antonio Spurs fan. Ellen and Bob raised quarter horses and showed them for many years at county fairs in Western New York. She was a member and officer of the Western New York Quarter Horse Club. She is survived by her sons, Jon (Kathleen), of San Antonio, TX and Douglas (Kay) of Bemidji, MN, grandsons, Eric (Dawn) of Cass Lake, MN and Mark (Mel) of Greenville, SC, Alex Jackson (Michelle) of San Antonio, TX, great

grandsons, Eric Jr. and Ethan of Cass Lake, MN, Cooper and great granddaughter, Delaney, of Greenville, SC, brother, Calvin Mercer, niece, Teresa Mercer, nephew, Tom Mercer, of Ellicottville, and great niece, Calla, of Little Valley NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Roger, and his wife, Pat. Ellen requested all memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park Jan. 21

Come join us at the Red House Administration Building for an evening listening to some great music by the fireside. Local musician Jamie Haight headlines January’s “By the Fireside” event. Haight began playing guitar at the age of nine. He played many gigs and dances in high school, entertaining crowds with songs from Harry Chapin, The Five Man Electric Band, and Nirvana. Later, he played with bands such as Djava, Sweet Jane and China Phrog,

to name a few. Haight was a member of the Chautauqua Area Musician Program’s “Fantasy Rock Star League,” and was voted Chautauqua County’s best lead guitarist in 2005. Over the last several years, he has done mostly solo work, performing at area venues and recording albums. Haight loves playing music and teaching the many fun aspects of playing guitar. He will put on a performance the whole family will enjoy!

This free “By the Fireside” event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Red House Administration Building lobby. For more information, contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236.

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A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

January 13-14 The Great American Trailer Park Musical Fundraiser Olean Community Theatre

January 14 Pfeiffer Nature Center Lillibridge Preserve Free Snowshoeing

January 21 Harley-Day Valley Holiday Valley

January 14 Winter Warmth: A Fiber Arts Show Springville Center for the Arts

January 14 East Otto United Methodist Church All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

January 14 Little Explorers Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown

January 20-22 Winter Blues Weekend Ellicottville

January 21 Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park Red House Admin. Jamie Haight January 21-22 Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2017

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Everywhere you turn, people are screaming at you to get up, get active and get in shape. Of course, the media does not relent, bombarding up with books, self-help programs, fitness gadgets and infomercials. Ugh. It’s enough to make you want to not work out. Meanwhile, the masses continue to struggle to prevent weight gain, often wondering how to squeeze more into an already-overstuffed schedule. So here’s some training advice you may be surprised to hear from a personal trainer. Don’t look at working out like its work — look at it as a chance to catch your breath. Take the opportunity to focus on form, feel your muscles respond as you move the

weights and tone down your pace. Don’t feel that you need to finish every set, and every exercise. Provide your body with enough stimulation to prompt positive results in your physical appearance, but not so much as to overwhelm your body’s ability to recover. Take some time to enjoy the process of working out. Too often, we hit the gym full throttle, furiously goalsetting and training too hard for our bodies to properly recover. I have seen too many folks wind up injured and done with exercising altogether. Everyone can benefit from re-evaluating their routine and making sure its components are sound. The focus for a beginner, as well as the experienced lifters, should be on incorporating a warm-up of low to moderate-intensity cardio work or lifting with light resistance to prepare the muscles for the session. Draw on a variety of exercises that target all major muscle groups; use good technique, including maintaining proper spinal alignment, and workout through a full range of motion for each exercise while always staying in control. Also, allow for sufficient recovery time between training bouts. And, let’s not forget — enjoy your workout!

Remember, you are not working out because you hate your body; you are working out because you love your body! Squeeze in a quickie! Strapped for time? Combine the following exercises to create an easy, fast circuit that will burn calories any time, anywhere. Choose a total of three moves and perform two to three sets of 10-12 repetitions of each. Repeat as a circuit. Body Weight Moves: • Push up • Planks • Triceps dips • Lunges • Calf raises • Leg lift • Crunches • Jumping jacks Dumbbell moves: • Bicep curls • Triceps kickback • Shoulder press • Front/side raise • Rows • Squats

supervisor; Don Auge was reappointed police officer in charge; Mark Alianello was reappointed as town engineer; and Harry Weissman was reappointed as the town’s assessor. The board also approved the appointment of Tronconi, Segarra &amp; Associates as its CPA firm and AECOM consultant Gary Palumbo as town planner. Robyn George was reappointed as town clerk and Tracy Stokes was reappointed as deputy town clerk and bookkeeper to the supervisor. George also was reappointed as town tax collector and registrar of vital statistics, and Stokes will retain her role as summer recreational director and deputy registrar of vital statistics. Both George and Stokes were named official signatories on the clerk’s bank account and the real property tax collection bank account. Highway superintendent Thomas Scharf will continue in his role as approved in 2016. The board approved Scharf’s appointment of Thomas Raab

as his deputy. The board appointed Bob Scharf as permanent part-time water operator. Part-time Ellicottville police officers were authorized to receive a two percent pay increase. Town employees who receive health insurance benefits through the town (excluding highway department employees whose benefits are pending contract negotiations) will pay one-half of premium increases over the rate from 2016 through payroll deductions. Town planning board and zoning board of appeals membership was approved. The board approved the town’s standard investment policy, as well as its procurement policies and procedures. Town board meetings will continue to be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the town/ village hall. The first regular meeting of 2017 will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Training tip: Small and large steps make a big difference in your lunges. By taking smaller steps, you’re isolating the quads, whereas larger steps work the hamstrings and glutes.

Town of EVL Organizes for 2017

By Jann Wiswall

The Town of Ellicottville’s board of trustees met on Wednesday, Jan. 4 for its annual reorganizational meeting. All members of the board were present except Steve Crowley, who was excused. The reorganizational meeting is held to reappoint or appoint town representatives and adopt standard policies and procedures. Town supervisor Matt McAndrew led the board through a long document outlining actions that needed to be taken by the board, including naming official bank depositories, official newspapers (The Ellicottville Times remains as an official newspaper of the town), recognition of Ellicottville Fire Department leadership appointments, bill payment authorizations and other administrative actions. The law firm of Peters & Moriarty, and specifically Kathleen Moriarty, will continue to serve as the town’s legal counsel for 2017. Board member Ken Hinman was reappointed deputy town

Outdoor Adventure Snowbirds, Pack Your Fly Rods

By Indrek Kongats

As our thermometer plummets, you have to be dreaming of sunny skies and warmer temperatures, maybe even walking barefoot on a sandy beach, the salty surf touching your toes. If you are an adventurous outdoor type of person, you might wish to make the most of your trip south by planning a little fly fishing on the side. Here are some suggestions for fly fishing in Florida— just pack a fly rod, some allimportant sunscreen and a pair of water sandals, no experience necessary! Let’s start with one of my favorite spots at the bottom of the state, a likely spot that offers some excellent fly fishing action for a most unlikely species— barracuda. Stalking barracuda on the bayside flats off Bahia Honda Key is exceptional. Bahia Honda Key hosts the Bahia Honda State Park, located at mile marker 37 in the middle of the Florida Key chain. The park is very popular, almost impossible to get a reservation; in fact, it is so popular that you will need to book almost a year in advance to reserve a week of camping at one of their beautiful oceanfront campsites. To help with your hunt for the toothy barracuda, the park offers sit-on-top kayak rentals for just $12 per hour or $36 for half a day. The concession shop also sells saltwater fishing licenses that are required in Florida. Although Bahia Honda is famous for tarpon, especially around the disused Bahia Honda Bridge that used to connect Bahia Honda Key with Spanish Harbor. These waters surrounding the bridge are full of tarpon, but they are best fished with a guide or charter boat. Barracuda, on the other hand, are just as plentiful, offer

spectacular action and are easily accessible from your rented kayak. Start by paddling around the bayside flats and find areas where you can actually get out of your kayak and wade across shallow sandy flats. With polarized glasses, you’ll be able to spot packs of barracuda in the deeper depressions. Although most fish in the shallows are small, it still is possible to connect with a 15or 20-pounder. Flies for barracuda can be made from braided Mylar tubing, make a fly about 6-8 inches long in a chartreuse or florescent green color. You’ll need an 8 or 9 wt rod with a steel leader between your 12 pound tippet and fly and a good amount of backing. Once hooked, the fight is hard and spectacular. My second favorite area is further up the coast on the gulf side of Florida, just an hour north of Tampa. The Crystal River area of central Florida is an excellent fly fishing destination at any time of year. Crystal River is spring fed and its consistently warm water brings in schools of fish from the gulf, including spotted sea trout, cobia and red drum, more commonly known simply as redfish. It’s the redfish that I target, as it’s one of the best eating saltwater fish that you’ll ever taste. A slot size prohibits keeping fish under 18 inches and over 27 inches, so anything kept for table fare must fall into the slot. Fly fishing for redfish is best from a rented boat or kayak, which are both available for the Plantation Inn Marina. Redfish are bottom feeders and fishing for them with a fly rod is very similar to fishing for bonefish. Sight fishing is possible if the redfish are tailing but anticipate some blind casting on the grassy flats along the shoreline of King’s Bay. Shiny, gold-bodied olive Zonker minnows work extremely well, especially on a sunny day; switch to a silver-bodied black Zonker on overcast days. Weight the Zonker with dumbbell eyes, but tie them on so that the hook is riding

up and bounce the fly across the bottom. The Plantation Inn offers great accommodations, especially in their condos overlooking their world–class golf course. Finally, if you are more into freshwater fishing, Florida’s world-class largemouth are plentiful in many of the lakes located throughout the state; you’ll need a fresh water fishing license for them. One of the best bass waters is the Withlacoochee River draining the Green Swamp of central Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. There are two excellent areas in this river system that offer some of the best bass fishing in the state and hold potential world record fish. The Rainbow River empties into the Withlacoochee just east of Dunnellon, FL; while the main river is dark, the Rainbow is a crystal clear tributary that offers a constant water temperature of 73 degrees that large bass flourish in year-round. It’s where the two rivers meet that you’ll want to explore. Casting black wooly buggers, Zonkers or other live bait imitation flies work well but because the water is so clear; fluorocarbon tippets are essential, as are delicately placed casts. The bass hold up under mangrove roots along the banks, so precise casts are a must. The other area of the Withlacoochee system that offers exceptional bass fishing is Lake Rousseau, a man-made impoundment approximately 35 miles west of Ocala and within 10 miles of the Gulf coast. Unlike the Rainbow River area, this section of the Withlacoochee is very dark and full of water hyacinth, a freefloating perennial plant that provides the perfect bass cover. The best approach to tackle these bass is to cast surface flies like the mouse or Dahlberg diver early in the morning or late in the day. A kayak is the perfect fishing vessel for floating down all sections of the Withlacoochee River system, but a rented Jon boat allows travel in both river directions. For all species of inshore and freshwater fish, a fly rod in the 8-9 wt range is best loaded with a weight forward floating fly line, plenty of backing, fluorocarbon leaders and tippets—and don’t forget your sunscreen!


January 13-19, 2017

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Last weekend was cold. I mean, really cold. So cold, in fact, that we debated going to Holiday Valley for our weekly ski club. But, after vegging out maybe a little too much on Saturday, we decided to deal with it. We packed up our gear, made sure everyone had extra layers, and headed to our usual home base at Yodeler Lodge. It was not nearly as busy as the week before, which also happened to be New Year’s Day. We got right through the lift line, took some quick runs down Candy Cane, Tannenbaum and Spruce (my daughter’s favorite, so we always have to hit it before it closes at 4:30) and went in for a hot chocolate break. After dropping us back at the lodge, my husband and brother-in-law went out to do their black diamond runs and came back to get us with perma-smiles on their faces. The conditions were great—fresh powder, not a lot of traffic. After that, one of my daughters and one of my nephews decided they were done for the day. The rest of us headed back out and split up—the other two kids with the guys, leaving me with my sister. She’s a better skier than I am, but never minds waiting for me. We headed to Morning Star and then to Independence, which proved to be a bit of a challenge with giant snow mounds blocking much of the narrow slope. Happy I didn’t wipe out on the way down, my hands were cold and we both decided to call it a day. We collected the two kids who were in the lodge waiting, met up with the rest of the gang, packed up and headed home. It was a much shorter visit than usual to the resort, but fun nonetheless, and we were glad we went. If you’re part of a ski club, or have one of HV’s season or Ultimate passes, you get so much bang for your buck that you can get out for only a short time without feeling guilty. Some time out on the slopes is better than no time. It’s still early enough in the season that it’s worth it to join up with a group or buy a pass for yourself. Head to HV’s website for all the details. Yes, it’s winter in WNY and it’s gonna be cold—but don’t let that stop you from enjoying it, even if it’s just for a little bit at a time! Please keep me posted on any news and happenings that we can share with our readers. Email me at alicia@ellicottvilletimes.com or call the office at 699-4062.

Here’s to another year of creating wonderful memories together!  Alicia Dziak, Editor, Ellicottville Times

Planning Board Approves Signage for New M&T Bank was approved as of the Jan. 5, 2017 revision. Three of the signs are less than 32 square feet (the village maximum) and will be approved by Code Enforcement Officer Tom Abriatis. The last three signs that were approved pertain to the ATM Kiosk and directional signs. The wrap-around the kiosk will be four colors and was approved as of the Jan. 5, 2017 revisions.

By Caitlin Croft

At the first Village Planning Board meeting of the year, there was only one item on the agenda: the final approval of the signage to be placed on and around the M&T Bank new location. There are a total of nine signs that will be put up. The PB approved three signs for the façade of building. After revisions to the original plans, all three signs will be fewer than three colors. This

Two directional signs will be constructed—one for the ATM kiosk and the other for an entrance sign. Both were approved based on the Jan. 5, 2017 revisions with the condition the M&T logo is removed from the ATM directional sign and landscaping is placed around and under the sign. The next meeting of the Village Planning Board is Feb. 14, 2017 at the Village Hall.

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