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NOVEMBER 23 - 29 , 2017

Your Hometown Newspaper

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

Very Merry Main Street 12 Festive Events Nov. 24-25 Holiday Bucket List

By Jennifer Weber

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Village of Springville is decorated with lights and the weatherman has brought us our first ground covering of snow just in time for Very Merry Main Street on Friday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. to kick off a month full of festive fun. Wear your holiday finest and try to compete with the owners of Sheret Jewelers who boast of having the best Christmas outfits in town. Over 50 businesses are participating in A Very Merry Main Street this year with shoppers having the chance to win a $300 cash prize. Local merchants that are not located on Main Street will be set up inside Love Inc, Concord Land Realty, Locals Lifestyle, Sheret Jewelers and the Lucy Bensley Center offering a wider

Nov. 24-25 A Very Merry Main Street Springville Nov. 24-Dec. 23 Petit Noel Springville Center for the Arts

By Jennifer Weber

variety of local goodness to choose from this season. And you won’t want to miss out on the special “off the wall” exhibit, Petit Noel: Giftable Fine Arts and Crafts at Springville Center for the Arts. Rumor has it that Santa and his Mrs. will be making an

appearance as well. And let’s not forget, LJ Grand Livery Stables will be offering horse and carriage rides on Saturday starting at 12 p.m., Bring a new, unwrapped toy as your ticket to ride!

I made the list and checked it twice, now it’s your turn to check out at least one of these not really naughty, but mostly nice, 12 Events of WNY Holiday Season!

By Jolene Hawkins

Following the history about the GAR monument that was in the paper two weeks ago, we learned that the master carver was James Batterson, who created the statue that sits upon the monument in Fiddler’s Green Park in Springville. When it was dedicated on June 18, 1891, J P Myers, the Commander of the Crary GAR Post at the time, secured cheap railroad fare for those who wanted to attend the unveiling of the Soldiers Monument. Some of the rates that were posted were: From Buffalo to Springville (round trip) $1, Ellicottville to Springville (round trip) 65 cents, Bradford, Pa. to Springville (round trip) $1.40 . The monument itself, for those that have not seen it yet, is a whopping 27 feet tall, 8 feet

Western New Yorkers know that late November means the snow is coming, and once the snow flies, it’s time to hit the slopes! Whether you prefer to head down those hills on skis or on a snowboard, a variety of terrain and much more await at the resort right in our backyard—Kissing Bridge. While snowmaking began in mid-November, opening day is always weather-permitting, and according to KB president, Rich Fanelli, that day will hopefully be in early-mid December. This season brings many improvements to KB. One that guests will immediately notice is the new entrance to the Central Area’s ticket center,

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If layups, jump shots, three pointers and non-stop action on the court isn’t enough to get you excited about basketball, how about attending a game for a good cause? That’s right—SGI girls’ basketball fans are invited to the first ever Hoops and Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 2, when the JV and Varsity Lady Griffs take on Mount Mercy. “This is the first time we have ever run this specific type of event,” said girls’ Varsity basketball coach Bob Gainey. “We have been teaming up with Mt. Mercy for the past four years and have done many games to benefit our local Veterans. So, we thought with the holidays right around the corner that we See Toy Drive page 4

In the Springville area, two local organizations — Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation and Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Springville — are listed on the #givingtuesday website, Locally in the area, Wild Spirit Education, Inc. of Delevan and Healthy Community Alliance of Gowanda are officially registered on the

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Dec. 3 Springville Community Chorale Christmas Concert

#GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay is Nov. 28 On Thanksgiving, Americans have the opportunity to give thanks for what they have. Five days later, they have the opportunity to give financially to help during the holiday season and give to organizations in need. Now in its sixth year, Giving Tuesday — and perhaps better recognized by its social media hashtag, #givingtuesday — kicks off the charitable season by advocating for giving and philanthropy to many organizations on both the national and local level. In New York state, the charitable effort has been taken a step further with #NYGIVESDAY, which last year raised over $11 million across New York state, according to a press release from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation (CRCF).

By Alicia Dziak

ale • Ornament Crafts • Halftime Shootouts • SYI Entertainment

Dec. 2 Concord Country Christmas

By Rich Place

Toy Drive Dec. 2

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Dec. 2 Holiday Cookie and Bake Sale Salem Lutheran Church and Preschool

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Dec. 1 Santa Claus at Jake’s Greenhouse

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Nov. 25 Holiday Craft Show Springville Moose Lodge

A Look Back

By Alicia Dziak

The new entranceway of KB’s Central Lodge

1. Start out with a train ride on the North Pole Express at the Attica and Arcade Railroad located at 278 Main Street, Arcade. Enjoy a 2-hour and 20-minute round trip ride and meet Santa, Mrs. Claus

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Letter from the Editor

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It’s hard to believe it’s already Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on everything you have that makes life what it is. Personally, I am thankful for so many things: my husband, who was my high school sweetheart and has been a part of my life for 25 years now, my two little girls who aren’t so little anymore, my mom, who still takes care of me by doing things like bringing me soup when I’m sick, my dad, who still takes care of me by doing things like leaving an “emergency $20” in my van when I’m not looking, my twin sister, who has literally been my best friend since before I was born, my brother, who brings me my favorite cheddar popcorn every time he visits from Pittsburgh, my in-laws, who have always made me feel like part of their family too, and of course, my amazing friends, who I can always count on to make me laugh or drag me out dancing. I have met so many wonderful people since moving to East Concord 14 years ago—friends I will surely have for a long time. This community is such a big part of who I am and I am thankful for the opportunities I have had here, and the ones that my children have. Springville (and all the surrounding communities!) is a special place, and it is that way because of the people who live and work here. I hope that this Thanksgiving, you will have some time to think about all the positives in your life. Even if things are rough, there is always something to be thankful for, and I hope you can enjoy this time with family and friends. And...if you’re out and about in Springville Friday and Saturday, please stop by and say hi to myself, Jennie, Rich and Aubrie—the Springville Times will be part of A Very Merry Main and set up at the Lucy Bensley Center on Buffalo Street, offering cookies, a drawing for ski passes and good conversation. We’d love to meet you! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times


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Village Votes to Change Zoning Laws, Warns Residents of Scammers

By Jennifer Weber

The Village of Springville held their board meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street. The board approved changes in the current code for properties located at 63 Maple Avenue, 30 Factory Street and 109, 123, 125 and 129 North Buffalo Street from R-6 and B-1 to RM zoning to match the current use of the properties and the present day uses. The change in the zoning laws will keep the whole street area residential and corrects the code to meet current workable standards in the Village. In other news, the board voted to amend the employee training manual, as recommended by the union, to include CPR training under the Safety Rules section of the Employee Handbook. The Village has applied for a Municipal Waste Reduction Grant for reimbursement of equipment already purchased in the amount of $266,000. The grant, if received, will reimburse 50 percent of this cost in addition to providing an additional $74,000 to purchase recycling bins. The Board wants to alert the public that there have been

Nov. 23 Gobble for Groceries 5K and Fun Walk 9 a.m., Trading Post, Springville Nov. 24-25 A Very Merry Main Street Springville Nov. 24 Target Opening Day, Holiday Valley Nov. 24-26 Christmas in Ellicottville Nov. 25 Holiday Craft Show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. , Springville Moose Lodge #1249, 13080 Buffalo Rd., Springville. Given by Women of the Moose #1183. Shop Local.

recent reports that Springville Electric users have been targeted and visited door to door by scammers asking them for late payments for their bills. Please report any incident of someone approaching your home or calling asking for money by calling the Village Office at (716) 592-4936. A reminder was issued that the snow is starting to fall and the Village of Springville plows are ready to go and 400 tons of salt is ready for use. Property owners are asked to remember that it is their responsibility to clear their sidewalks and lots; the Village provides this service as a courtesy.

The planning board is still in discussion regarding changing the zoning district where Landpro is located. Options include the possibility of creating a new zone or changing the current usage to retail overlay with exceptions. Members of the Village Community Development committee met on Wednesday, Nov. 15 where it was proposed that the Village created a Sustainability Committee to discuss future issues. The next meeting of the Village of Springville Board will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.

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Nov. 25 Graham Cracker Houses at Boston Free Library 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12 - 1 p.m. All materials are provided. All ages (Family activity - younger children need help.) Call (716) 941-3516 to register. Nov. 25 Family Nature Quest: Turkeys at Reinstein Woods Discover the secret world of turkeys as we search for wild birds and make turkey calls. Registration required; call (716) 683-5959 to sign up. Nov. 25-26 The Polar Express On your journey enjoy hot cocoa and a cookie, music from the movie, a storybook reading, and a special gift for the kids -a magic silver bell- from Santa himself! Nov. 25-26 The Nutcracker at Shea’s Enjoy a beloved holiday tradition - The Nutcracker Ballet - performed by Neglia Ballet with music from the BPO. Dec. 1-5 Buffalo Festival of Trees Come celebrate the 40th year with us returning where we started at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Designer Showcase- Dec. 1, Festival of Trees Black Tie Gala-Dec.

2, Festival of Trees Fashion Show- Dec. 5. To Benefit the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital events/958606947602678/

Admission price of $7 for adults and $5 for children includes a homemade French toast breakfast with local maple syrup. Children three and under are free. (585) 457-3228 or email info@

Dec. 1-2 Christmas in Gowanda 2017 Come help us start off the Dec. 2 holiday season downtown with Holiday Card Making and local merchants, train rides all Christmas Tree Books at day, Santa Snowflake Pet Walk, Boston Free Library Annual tree lighting ceremony, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., ages 7 and up. Holiday Spirit Parade and a Call 716-941-3516 to register. festive atmosphere for the whole family. Dec. 2-3 Buffalo 716mas in-Gowanda-553440464724679 Festival Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Dec. 1 - 3 Ganson Street, Buffalo. This Randolph’s Country shop local event will feature Christmas over 100 vendors, live music, Living Nativity, arts & crafts crafts for kids. Santa Claus and show, parade, Memory Tree food and desserts a plenty! For Ceremony. more information, visit www. Dec. 1-3 Yuletide in the Country Dec. 2-17 Journey back through time on A Charlie Brown Christmas a guided tour of the Historic at the Theater of Youth Village to meet characters from As Charlie Brown and his the past as they celebrate the friends discover the true Christmas holiday. Genesee meaning of Christmas Charles Country Village & Museum, Schulz’s classic animations 1410 Flint Hill Road, come to life like you’ve never Mumford, NY. seen before in story for the whole family! Dec. 2 Christmas around the World - Holiday Cookie and Bake Dec. 3 Sale. at Salem Lutheran Springville Community Church & Preschool, 91 W. Chorale Concert Main St., Springville. 5924 p.m. at the First United 4893, Saturday, December Methodist Church, 472 East 2 from 9 am - 12 pm. (fruit Main Street, Springville. cakes, strudels, fudge, sweet rolls, stollen and more.) A Dec. 3 special visit from Santa from Card party at the Langford 10 am - 11 am. Bring your kids New Oregon Fire Hall and grandchildren. Offering 1 p.m. Players will choose your choice of a small / large between pinochle and euchre, box or a plate size of cookies. enjoy a homecooked meal after the games, and top scorers will Dec. 2 get prizes. Cost is $7. Christmas at Allegany State Park 1 p.m., Red House Dec. 6 Administration Building. Outdoor Adventure Series Crafts, games, Santa, story at Allegany State Park - XC time by the fire. Skiing (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 or Dec. 9 Santa at Gowanda HarleyDec. 2 Davidson Round and Square Dance 7:30 p.m. Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall (10893 Dec. 9 Sisson Highway, North Santa Con Collins). The cost of admission 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bring a new is $25 per family, $7 adults, toy to spread Christmas cheer and $5 for children ages 5-10. to the children of the Boys and Refreshments are available as Girls Club. well. To reserve a table call Mary Richmond at 337-3952. Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17 Dec. 2 Breakfast with Santa at the Breakfast with Santa at Buffalo Zoo Beaver Meadow 9 a.m .to noon, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Dec. 16 Welch Road in North Java. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday crafts, storytelling, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the face painting and live animals. KeyBank Center

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Representatives from maurices of Springville presented a donation to the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Imaging Department and BCH Foundation on November 20. Store Manager Karen Baker and Assistant Manager Megan Slisz delivered a check to Lead Mammographer Judy Heary, which will go to the BCH Foundation. The gift is dedicated for use in promoting 3D mammography and encouraging women to get

screened as recommended by their healthcare providers. This donation came from maurices’ in-store activities throughout the month of October related to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to all of maurices staff and the volunteer work that made this support possible! We appreciate how local businesses can take on the challenge of supporting local healthcare and promoting community health!

Spring Creek Pharmacy Closes Its Doors

By Rich Place

The Spring Creek Pharmacy, located in the historic Springville rail depot, closed its doors last week and its customers’ files have been moved to Rite Aid on Main Street in the village. Ashley Flower, a spokesperson for Rite Aid, confirmed the last day of operation for Spring Creek Pharmacy was Wednesday, Nov. 15. The Springville Rite Aid store began serving Spring Creek’s customers the following day. “It’s a seamless transition,” Flower said. “(Customers) don’t have to do anything. Their files automatically transfer over to our store safely and securely.” No plans have been announced publicly for the Springville rail depot building, which is owned by Dave and Lisa Williams Enterprises, according to information provided by Erie County GIS. A

call made to Dave Williams was not returned. The building, which has an address of 227 W. Main St., was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, according to the National Park Service. It was built in 1910 by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway. Flower said it’s “business as usual” for customers of the former Spring Creek Pharmacy, except they’ll be picking up prescriptions at a new location, Rite Aid at 40 W. Main St. She suggested those with questions about insurance speak to a pharmacist at the store. “And with any other questions they might have, we have a whole team there to help with whatever their needs might be as they transition,” Flower said about Spring Creek patrons. “We want to make it as seamless as possible for them.”

Slalom, moguls, halfpipes and black diamonds! Snowflakes, ski lifts, mittens and hot chocolate by the fireside! Are you in the mood to ski and snowboard yet? Winter is just around the corner –Dec. 21 to be exact –and NOAA and the Farmer’s Almanac predict heavy snowfalls to start around that date. Therefore, you must be prepared to make the best of it by zipping down some snowy slopes. For first-timers and oldhats alike, the Colden Ski and Board Shop has all the snowgear you need. Opened in 1997 by Janet Dillsworth, the shop is in its 21st season. She carries mainly Fischer brand skis and K2 and Never Summer snowboards, as well as jackets, snow pants, gloves, goggles and more. The shop also offers a myriad of services, such as leases and rentals, tune-ups, waxing and fittings. The building had been a ski shop for over 10 years before Dillsworth took ownership. However, in the late 1990s, she and her husband were looking for a full-time career opportunity that would allow her to stay home with the kids.

The house is attached to the shop, so when the previous owner, Ray Connors, sold the business, she jumped at the opportunity. “All of my kids grew up working here, and I get help from my nephews and close friends –it’s always been kind of a family business,” Dillsworth said. Her children also grew up skiing, but she herself was not much of a downhill skier –instead, she enjoyed crosscountry skiing. “I had tried downhill when I was younger and of course my friends just kind of threw me out there, so it wasn’t a good experience,” Dillsworth said. However, later her husband taught her and she caught on quickly. It has been roughly 30 years since, and she mentioned that the most beautiful place she’s ever skied was by Lake Tahoe. “It was absolutely gorgeous. It looked like you were going to ski right into the water,” Dillsworth said. While the snow has yet to stick, she has already sold over 150 pre-season leases, and said each year she does over 500 leases. In the past, daily rentals were popular, but now families like to come in and pick out the coolest gear to have all season. She shared three tips for purchasing ski and boarding gear. The first is to make sure your boot is snug. Even if the bindings are tight and accurate, if your foot is loose in your boot, she said you will have almost no control on the hills. Next, she said if you are a first time skier, you should get shorter skis. This way, you will have more control and less ski material to get in the way. Lastly, she said, “If you’re

brand new to it, you don’t want to buy. Rent or lease for a year or two and get some experience before having permanent gear.” Most of her customers are from the Colden-Glenwood area, as well as Orchard Park, Hamburg and some from the city –for example those with the Buffalo Ski Club. She has had many returning customers over the years, and said it‘s nice getting to watch families grow up. “I have customers that now come in with their kids and say, ‘Do you remember…’ and I say ‘Yeah, I remember when you were little and used to come in,” she said laughing. “It’s nice the friendships you make and the people you see.” The Colden Ski and Board

Shop is very involved with the community. She said she always sponsors a Colden soccer team and sometimes a Springville baseball team. She also donates to local charities, prints gift certificates and participates in local festivals. She even allowed young entrepreneur and Colden native Hunter Berry to promote and sell his snow-sport themed clothing line in the shop. His brand is called “Snow Child” and he sells hoodies, tee shirts, hats and stickers. “He came up with this, and it’s so cool! He’s trying to get it to take off,” Dillsworth said. As you watch the temperature gauge drop, the snowflakes fly and the cars pile up at our local ski resorts, make sure you prepare at the Colden Ski and Board Shop located at 8843 State Road (Route 240) in Colden. For more information, check out www.coldenskiandboard. com.

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Holland Competes at States By Coach Karen Reynolds

After a surprise send-off at the high school last Wednesday, Elle Holland was one of 75 Section 6 girls to attend the NYS swim meet held at Ithaca college last Friday and Saturday. Elle competed in both the 100 free and the 100 back during preliminaries. After swimming Friday, she was able to move up six spots and return back on Saturday for finals in the 100 free. This is a big accomplishment for Elle, and she was very pleased to be able to make it back to finals with such amazing talent in the pool. Our SGI swim community is so proud of Elle and her success this season. Elle broke five individual school records, was anchor of the 200 free relay team (Hannah Bergner, Allie Lavanture, and Lauren Ditchey) that broke a 1998 school record, and also broke two pool records. The state meet was a welldeserved highlight for Elle and we look forward to her return and attack next year!

SGI Wrestlers Ready for Season By Alicia Dziak

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3rd-6th graders Games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, January through March 2018 at the Springville Middle School. Cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Registration is now open at, and closes Dec. 15.

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It’s that time of year again, when SGI’s winter sports are getting started. Whether you prefer contact, non-contact, individual or team sports, this season offers something for every kind of sports fan. One of the sports offered during the cold months is wrestling. Led by head coach Mark Vogel, and supported by a dedicated coaching staff, the team is getting ready for their first scrimmage at Catt-Little Valley this Friday, Nov. 24. “We have 18 student athletes on the roster and a good mix of freshmen through seniors,” said Vogel. “Only two of our athletes are new to the sport, so we’ve been able to really elevate our practices and build on the basics. Coach Evans has spent a ton of time this offseason with some of the best wrestlers Western New York has produced and has helped implement some aspects of that into our practices.” Vogel noted that a majority of the athletes fall within the 99 lb – 152 lb weight class range. “That presents a problem when it comes to filling out all of the weight classes, but it has helped us in the wrestling room with

pushing each other and working with different drilling partners,” he said. “Having multiple athletes around the same weight allows the wrestlers to see different styles and skill sets when practicing and ‘live wrestling.’” While Vogel said the team lost a few athletes who he was hoping to work with this season due to outside factors, he’s still very optimistic. “The team is returning several varsity wrestlers, many of whom won or placed in several tournaments last year. Seniors Benn Smith, Jake Bystryk, and Nate Cottom will look to make the most of their last year. Jared Hecht, Shilo Rogers, and Aaron Keyser all had double digit wins in varsity matches last year and will work to take a step forward. Freshman Mikey Evans is coming off of a Section VI championship and 2-2 record at the NYS championships. He’s been wrestling all off-season and will continue to push himself to that next level.” Several wrestlers participate in Lake Erie Wrestling Club during the off-season and compete in different competitions. A few of the wrestlers implemented weight

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would try something a little bit different.” The idea came from Tammy Stedman, whose daughter is on the Varsity team and who is very active with fundraising and supporting the players. “She brought up the fact it would be nice to give back to a different organization during the holiday season,” Gainey explained. He also noted that prior to coaching in Springville, he coached Varsity at Mt. Mercy, and that their coach is a good friend of his. “We always make

it a point to play one another on a yearly basis,” Gainey said. The event combines b-ball with a toy drive and other fun activities, including ornament crafts, halftime shootouts, a bake sale with items made by SGI families and some TBD entertainment by SYI. “I think any time you can get players to come together and work toward helping a specific cause that it impacts them greatly in a number of ways,” Gainey said. “It gives them a greater purpose outside

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Dec. 12 School Board Meeting

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of basketball, brings them closer together as a team, raises individual awareness to help support an organization that helps children, and it gives the players a sense of achievement knowing they are helping others in need.” Tip off on Dec. 2 is noon for JV and 1:30 p.m. for Varsity. Both games will be held at the high school gym, and admission is a new, unwrapped toy or a cash donation for Toys for Tots.

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Human Rights Club: Past, Present, and Future

By Gwendolyn Fruehauf, SGI Student Reporter

It always feels magical finding a purpose in life. A purpose that you found in the past, but still hold on to. A purpose that will still be with you in the future. For Amy Stabell and Sam Yetter, two high school students, they found a purpose a couple years ago, in middle school, after joining Human Rights Club. “From that, it makes me want to do more for the world,” Stabell said. Yetter jumped in saying, “It made me feel grateful. It’s like, ‘It’s so cold in my house.’ Well, there are people who have no jackets, no clothes. Or, ‘There’s no food in our house.’

Well, there is food… you just don’t want to eat it. Where other people are starving.” Stabell and Yetter found their purpose. But how? What path did they travel to get to where they are today? What did they do to find their futures? “I remember doing Walkathons and penny drives…,” Amy said thoughtfully. “We did a lot to raise awareness.” “My favorite part was that I got to learn about different instances and how our life is actually so much different than other people,” Yetter said. “Because you know… you know our life’s different than other countries, but you don’t realize it until you’re in that point of view, and you can feel it… feel the pain that they feel.”

Even though Stabell and Yetter have since moved on to new chapters in their lives, they will never forget the wonderful memories they have from Human Rights Club, and what those memories mean to them. “It’s like when you throw a rock into water,” Stabell explained. “All those ripples turn into a wave, eventually. Everything makes a difference. So if all these people put effort in to make a tiny little difference, we can change the world.” She continued, saying, “It’s not necessarily about us going out and changing the world. It’s more about changing ourselves on a more personal level. If you change, you can make more change. That little ripple is just

educating yourself.” Stabell also discussed what her past experiences mean for her future. “There are things that I would do now that I wouldn’t do before, because I just have a better background on the things that I have and other people don’t have,” she said. “It plants a seed in you that you have a hard time getting rid of.” And like a planted seed, this feeling grows, ever-changing, but never stopping. You can’t help but want to go out into the world and make a difference. These two girls found their purpose, and so can you. If you are interested in joining Human Rights Club, see Mr. Beiter at the middle school. High school students are also welcome.

SGI Kids Can Make a Difference

Book Drive to Benefit Local Kids By Alicia Dziak

Every year, seventh grade students at SGI Middle School work on a special project in their social studies and ELA classes called Kids Can Make a Difference, known as KCMAD to those of us who have kids who have done it in the past. The year-long KCMAD project involves students choosing an organization to work with, and then coming up with various service-oriented activities to help that organization. The students then present their projects to their teachers, classmates and parents in the spring. Seventh grader Justin Simmons has gotten an early on his project, organizing a book drive for the Springville Kiwanis Club’s Toy and Book drive. “My mom posted on her Facebook page asking friends for suggestions for my Kids Can Make a Difference project,” Justin explained. “We received many great ideas, but helping the Kiwanis Club is what I was most interested in. Dave Guadagna of the Kiwanis Club organizes the Toys for Tots event. He responded to my mom’s post and wondered if I would like to help him with it. Since I really wanted to do something to help kids in our community, I was very excited about this opportunity.” He was most drawn to the Kiwanis Club “because they help out kids in need in our own community of Springville. Justin added that the Kiwanis Club of Springville will also join with other Kiwanis Clubs to take on large scale projects like Iodine Deficiency, eliminating Neonatal Tetanus, and Pediatric Lyme Disease, etc. “They do a lot in our community and there are many more projects I can help with in the future too,” he

said. “Some of the other things they do are an Arbor Day event, scholarships, The Children’s League multi-purpose room and the Pageant of Bands (that I march in).” “Justin kept coming back to helping kids in his community and doing something with trees,” said his mother, Andrea. “The Kiwanis Club fulfilled both of those desires and more. He plans to continue to work with them on future events like their Arbor Day event and other projects throughout the year.” For his part of the project, Justin is asking for donations of gently used and new children’s and young adult books to be donated to the collection boxes at the Concord library and the Middle School lobby. The books will then go to the Kiwanis Club to be distributed to local children in need. Organizing this book drive was no easy task. “The biggest challenge was getting everything organized quickly,” Justine noted. “I wrote a proposal to the principal of the middle school to get approval to set up a donation box. I made posters and decorated a box for the donations. This all took a little time. I also asked the library if they would allow me to put a donation box there as well. They were very happy to do so.” “Justin has been very excited about this project,” added Andrea. “I think he will truly feel the difference he is making when he helps to give out all the books he has collected at the Toy Drive. The holiday season is a time of giving and participating in this event will let him experience the true meaning of the season.” “My goal is to collect enough books that every child at the Toy Drive gets to take home at

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Nov. 23-29, 2017

WVDP Volunteers Donate to Local Food Pantries

By Deb Everts

To spread good will for the upcoming holiday season, employees from the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and its subcontractors gathered Friday at Sander’s Parkview, volunteering their time and energy to once again distribute food to nine local food pantries. According to volunteer coordinator Lettie Chilson, this year’s WVDP Food Drive fundraising effort included food donations from employees themselves and was responsible for the distribution of 102,000 pounds of food, including 360 turkeys, to area pantries. Chilson said 40 turkeys will go to each of the nine food pantry sites at Ellicottville, Franklinville, Delevan, West Valley, Little Valley, Cattaraugus, Dayton, and two pantries in Springville. She said the total amount of food could change if they get any last minute donations. “We were able to provide each site with over 200 bags of food to benefit local families,” she said. “Some of the sites distribute between 150 to 200 bags, while others do a smaller number, but the larger pantries like Springville and Franklinville have the largest need in Cattaraugus County (and the surrounding area) and we are able to help out a lot.” The food drive started as a drive just for the local West Valley food pantry; Chilson said WVDP has been doing

this drive for over 25 years and every year it has grown. She said all the volunteers for this drive are members of the team, and they have embraced this event as their big team effort charity for the year. “We’ve partnered with Sander’s Parkview but, in the past, Springville Wal-Mart has provided turkeys,” she said. “Wal-Mart would have provided the turkeys again this year, but Parkview was able to get them for us.” A store employee at Sander’s Parkview said owners Jake and Mark Sanders participate in this food drive for area pantries because they are very familyoriented and they don’t want to see families go without. Chilson said Sander’s Parkview and American B & B are major subcontractors at West Valley. They participate by either donations or through their employees who volunteer. “So, it really is a team at West Valley, along with our customers, the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). All of their employees participate,” she said. Joe Pillittere, communications manager for WVDP, said this is his first year working at the WVDP site, but it’s not his first year volunteering for the annual food drive. “I was here participating in

2000 and 2003 when we did the food drive, but it has expanded to nine pantries since then,” he said. “The drive changes yearly. We collect more food and it gets better every year.” According to Chilson, not only does this collected food cover Thanksgiving, it also carries over toward the Christmas holiday. She said the Friday delivery was what they had on-hand as of Tuesday, that she can confirm, and the drive continues for two more days. When the final accounting is done, they’ll buy additional turkeys for the Christmas season for all the food pantries. Chilson said, since its inception, 1.3 million pounds of food have been distributed from this volunteer program through the West Valley Demonstration facility. Through donations, 102,000 equivalent pounds will be distributed this year, but not everything is in yet. “The food that was loaded on the truck today at Sander’s Parkview was just a representative of all the thousands of pounds of food that has been donated and will be distributed prior to Thanksgiving Day,” she said on Friday. Pillittere said the bottom line really is this type of effort from employees, subcontractors and their partners at the USDOE and NYSERDA really helps build the quality of life for not only the employees, but the community itself.

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In the spirit of the season, volunteers from the West Valley Demonstration Project and its subcontractors met at Sander’s Parkview Nov. 17 to load and deliver donated food to area pantries right before the holiday.

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Giftable Fine Arts and Crafts on Display Through Dec. 23

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was recently joined by Commissioner of Public Works William Geary and Emergency Services Commissioner Daniel Neaverth, Jr. to emphasize planning, preparedness, and safety as winter approaches.

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Nov. 17 by Commissioner of Public Works William Geary and Emergency Services Commissioner Daniel Neaverth, Jr. to emphasize planning, preparedness, and safety as winter approaches. The Department of Public Works Highways’ Division will be deploying 10 new plow trucks in the coming winter months, two for each of the county’s five highway districts, and has added three new salt storage facilities to the department’s snow-fighting inventory. “On Nov. 18, 2014 one of the worst winter storms ever struck our region – Winter Storm Knife. Lake Erie conditions are similar today, so now is the time for everyone to make a plan for what they will do when bad winter weather inevitably strikes Erie County, and to ensure they will be ready when it does,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Our DPW is ready to handle the snows with new equipment

and technology, and Erie County Emergency Services is prepared to assist as necessary when the weather turns bad. However, residents need to do their part to ensure that they and their loved ones will be safe if a weather emergency should strike.” The 10 new plow trucks are among the total of 25 new dump trucks added to the Highway Department’s fleet since 2012; 40 trucks in the fleet are also now equipped with auto vehicle locators (“AVLs”) to monitor vehicle travel speed and location. Other new equipment includes three snow blower attachments for high-lift vehicles, which will be strategically located in the event of storms. These high-lifts would be deployed to locations ahead of a snow event to help assist stranded motorists and tow truck companies. Erie County DPW has also added three brand new salt storage facilities, at the Clarence, Harlem Road and Hamburg highway barns. The new facilities replace older,

environmentally-challenged structures with new, highercapacity structures. This $1.5 million investment in new salt storage facilities also made possible an additional storage of 4500 tons of salt, bringing the total amount of salt/sand mix stored at Erie county’s 15 storage facilities to nearly 20,000 tons. In September 2016 Erie County unveiled the free “Ready Erie” app to allow county residents to create a personalized Emergency Preparedness Plan. In addition to completing a plan, the multipurpose app allows users to receive critical weather, news, information and emergency alerts through push notifications, locate Erie County’s emergency shelters and view up-to-date evacuation route maps. The app can be downloaded from the Erie County website at under the “Online Services” tab. The Ready Erie app is available on all major platforms.

Petit Noel: Giftable Fine Arts and Crafts will be on display at Springville Center for the Arts just in time for the holiday season. On display from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23, Petit Noel is a collection of giftable fine arts and crafts from multiple local artists. Participating artists represent many different mediums including pottery, wood, jewelry, photography, mixed media, and more. Artists include Elliot Hutten, Mary Anderson, Linda Spors, Nancy Palmer Miess, Char SzaboPerricelli and others. The public is encouraged to visit the gallery for a reception

on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening of this exhibit will coincide with downtown Springville’s A Very Merry Main Street, which the Arts Center is participating in. This event is held on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Two different businesses will be inside of Springville Center for the Arts during A Very Merry Main Street. Art’s Cafe will have free samples as well as fresh baked goods available for purchase and Whole Bean Mugs will have a display of ceramic, handmade mugs for

A piece by Nancy Palmer Miess in the Petit Noel exhibit.

sale. This free reception will include refreshments and live entertainment from Partners In Time and Finding Dimes. The Olmsted Gallery, part of Springville Center for the Arts, is located at 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville, NY. The gallery is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and other times by appointment. For more information on the exhibit and reception, call (716) 592-9038 or visit

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Gowanda Man Reveals his Passion for Glass Art

By Deb Everts

Thomas Militello has a passion for making glass art, especially marbles. He creates his wondrous art in his studio located on a hill overlooking Gowanda, Comet Creations, located at 10527 Maltbie Road. His studio is housed in a garage he is currently upgrading to be a comfortable work space for him to create his glass art without distraction. Using nature as his inspiration, his works feature all kinds of glass art, utilitarian and decorative, including paperweights, bowls, plates, glass beads, pendants, earrings, perfume bottles and glass marbles — his specialty. Inside these delicate orbs are beautiful glass objects he also creates ranging from flowers and mushrooms to confetti, vortexes and outer space designs. Militello said he has trained at the Corning Museum of Glass under renowned glass artists, John Kobuki of Seattle, Wash., Hugh Salkind of Eugene, Ore., and Suellen Fowler of Vallejo, Calif., who are his mentors. He keeps current with the latest techniques and updates his skills by taking another class each year. According to Militello, the Corning classes are difficult to get into. Because there is room for only nine students, they are chosen on a lottery system. He was one of the lucky applicants because he got into the first class he applied for in 2012. “It wasn’t easy. I burned my hand and I struggled. I think I made 12 marbles in the entire week, and none of them are round because I was just starting out. I have every single one of them in a case in my house,” he said. “I felt like a kindergartener in college, but it was such an experience because I was in this environment where I was surrounded by other people who had the same passion and interest.” Although an eye for design is helpful, Militello said it’s not always necessary. He has marbles he calls his “end of day series” that are created from a jar of glass scraps of colors he has used for different projects. He said the flower marbles take some skill and are very

When Militello first moved to Gowanda about 25 years ago, he started collecting old, vintage marbles. He thought they were cool and they reminded him of his past. Glass working began for him in 2010 when he started dabbling with it making small glass beads and marbles from his garage. In 2014, he retired as a sergeant in corrections, after 26 years; then glass art became his main focus. On his journey of traveling around to different marble shows, he met glass artists who made marbles and he’s been hooked ever since. Militello does annual marble and glass shows in West Virginia and Ohio, but he prefers to do his glass art demonstrations at his studio, rather than boxing the glass up and taking them to shows. He participated in the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s Routes to Art Open Studio Tours for a number of years. When that annual event ended, he decided to host his own annual open studio event. “I promote my art pretty much by word-of-mouth, and I generally do just a few small shows that I pick and choose from,” he said. “Every spring, I do a show at the Slovenian Club of Gowanda. Then, I do an open studio tour here at my studio the first weekend of May every year. The doors open at 9 a.m.” Regular studio hours are by appointment only. To see Militello’s glass art, call 864-9904 or email him at

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Thomas Militello is a talented glass artist who works from his Comet Creations studio on Maltbie Road. His art includes paperweights, bowls, plates, glass beads, pendants, earrings, perfume bottles, and glass marbles that are his passion. He is shown demonstrating his craft with a torch and glass rods.

meticulous. It might take him as long as two hours to build the glass stringers in various colors that will be used for the flower parts before he puts a piece together. He said it’s similar to pulling warm taffy. Some of his marbles are created in a “vortex design” that is an optical illusion when a person looks inside. He has another design created with a technique that looks like “outer space” as the viewer peers into it. “Glass art is an ongoing learning experience and it’s more about muscle memory,” he said. “You want to keep the glass horizontal and at a 90-degree angle to the flame most of the time. The molten-glass will move toward the source of the heat, so you use gravity and the source of the heat to manipulate the glass piece.” Militello said creating his art is quite expensive. A bottle of oxygen costs him $28 and he can go through it in a day-anda-half. Although it’s costly, he said it’s rewarding and relaxing. According to Militello, he currently has some products in stores on Market Street in Corning. He said Corning has art critics that rate the artists’ work, and they also have buyers. “I have a hard time selling some of my marbles because I really like them, but it’s pretty cool when I get to meet people who buy them. They ‘dig’ what I’m doing and I know my art will be appreciated,” he said.

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Collins Public Library Events

Tinkering: Monday, November 27 at 6pm. Tinkering program brought to you by Explore and More Children’s Museum! Registration is required, please stop in or call to sign up! Toddler Time: The next session of Toddler Time begins Friday, December 1 at 1030AM. Please call or stop in to register! Senior Movie: Friday, December 1 at 1pm. TBD Computer Basics Class: Saturday, December 2 at 11am. Designed for beginners, this class includes a review of the hardware and software of a computer as well as an introduction to how to use the mouse and keyboard. Space is limited

so stop in or call to sign up today!! Craft Club: Monday, December 4 at 6pm. Ages 4-12. Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! Board Meeting: Thursday, December 7 at 7pm. Open to the public! Lego Club: Monday, December 11 at 630pm. Ages 4-12. Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! Graham Cracker Houses: Tuesday, December 12 at 5pm. Build a graham cracker house with Explore and More Children’s Museum! Ages 3-12, space is limited with only 20 spots available so please call or stop in to sign up!! 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 pm, Tuesday 2-8 pm, Wednesday 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday 10:30 am -5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm, Sunday - CLOSED. Telephone - 532-5129.

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or anytime throughout the year. A bit farther south, the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program in Ellicottville is among those listed on the #givingtuesday website. The group announced last week it has set a #givingtuesday goal of $5,000 to be used to purchase special adaptive ski equipment, sponsor scholarships for disadvantaged students and to fund volunteer training and certification programs. “LASP hopes that the positive effects of skiing will carry over and give confidence to various other areas in the individual’s life,” said Mary Ellen Racich, director of the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program. Those who are interested in joining Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program’s

#GiveAdaptiveSports campaign can visit giveadaptivesports. Also in Cattaraugus County, Citizens Advocation Memorial Preservation (CAMP), a group dedicated to preserving the Cattaraugus County Memorial Building in Little Valley, also announced it is participating in both #givingtuesday and #NYGIVESDAY on Nov. 28. The group recently acquired the former county museum building across from the county center in Little Valley. To donate any time, including on #givingtuesday, visit Many groups are getting creative with their donation opportunities. Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS), a local animal rescue group out

of Salamanca with a reach across Western New York, allows participants to upload a photo of the donor or their animals to show support for their cause. Donors can visit to donate anytime, not necessarily on #GivingTuesday. A quick search on www. gives numerous other results of organizations in Erie County, including the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc., Buffalo Zoo, Burchfield Penney Art Center and many more. Visit the website for more ideas of ways you can give back this holiday season.

The holidays are fast approaching and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park! Join us Saturday, Dec. 2 as we present our first annual “Christmas in the Park.” The fun starts at 1 p.m. in the Red House Administration building. Stop by and hang a couple of ornaments as we decorate the big tree in the lobby. We will also have holiday crafts for the kids. From 2-4 p.m., make your way down to the Red House Picnic Area shelter where Santa, on a short break from his duties at the North Pole, will greet kids and hear what they want for

Christmas! While waiting to see Santa, folks are invited to make a pine cone bird feeder to hang on our outdoor Christmas tree. These natural decorations will make winter survival a little easier for our winged friends here in the park! Also from 2-4 p.m. there will be games such as Snowman Snowball Toss, a nature scavenger hunt, holiday Tic-Tac-Toe, Kan Jam and more! Make your way back to the Administration Building for a tree lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. This fun-filled day culminates with a children’s story read by the fireside at 4:45 p.m. The Friends of Allegany State Park and the Allegany State

Park Historical Society will be on hand to introduce folks to their organizations. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of Allegany State Park. In this, the season of giving, we are asking event participants to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry. This is sure to be a great day! Don’t miss out! For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP@parks.

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across the base. During the unveiling, the town and local businesses were decorated with flags and banners. There were numerous bands playing, including the Sentiment Drum Corps out of Sardinia and the 65th band. Following the unveiling, there were speeches by Lieutenant Governor Edward F Jones, Honorable J M Farquhar, Honorable E W Hatch, as well as Col. John Rorbach. There were poems read, and the Ladies Relief Corp provide refreshments and a meal.

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Christmas in Ellicottville Nov. 24-26

By Alicia Dziak

The Thanksgiving break is all about family, and after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and mashed potatoes, what better way to start the Christmas season than with family in Ellicottville? Ellicottville’s Chamber of Commerce has been hosting “Christmas in Ellicottville” for decades and every year, new events and activities are added to the schedule. The festivities begin on Friday, Nov. 24 with fire truck rides with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Other afternoon activities include face painting, horse and wagon rides from 1 to 4 p.m. at Katy’s, interactive children’s activities from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Wingate by Wyndham, with the big guy himself making an appearance there from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m., guests can meet a real reindeer at the 1887 Building, where the Village Tree Lighting will also take place at 6 p.m., with the Ellicottville Sound Chorus performing from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa with Santa from 6 to 7. On Saturday, Nov. 25, the holiday magic continues with a free pancake breakfast with Santa at Finnerty’s Tap Room from 10 to 11 a.m., where nonperishable food items and cash donations for the Ellicottville Food Pantry will be accepted. There will once again be face painting, fire truck rides with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m., and horse and wagon rides from 1 to 4. Enjoy the food of the season with cookie decorating at Howard Hanna Realty from 1 to 3 p.m., or enjoy ornament making and hot chocolate at ERA Vacation Properties from 1 to 3. The Ellicottville Sound Chorus will be performing throughout the Village from 1 to 4 p.m., and the kids can visit with Santa at the Wingate from 3:15 to 4:15, or see the reindeer from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the 1887 Building. On Saturday, the village — along with the rest of the country — celebrates Small Business Saturday. This is a great way to start (or finish!) checking off your holiday shopping list while supporting one of the nation’s most important economic drivers —small businesses.

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As you visit the boutiques and shops throughout the village, you’ll also be able to admire some truly creative, themed holiday window displays. On Sunday, Nov. 26, end the long weekend with a free pancake breakfast with Santa at Finnerty’s from 10 to 11 a.m. and cookie decorating at Cupcaked from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be horse and wagon rides from noon to 2 p.m., and Santa will once again be making his appearance at the Wingate from noon to1 p.m. Of course, Christmas in Ellicottville doesn’t last for just one weekend. Throughout the month, you’ll want to return for celebration, shopping and superb dining, as well as some more quintessential Ellicottville events. One of Ellicottville’s most popular fundraisers of the year, Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas, takes place on Friday,

Dec. 1 at Ellicottville Brewing Company. The exciting pie auction and dinner event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, raises funds to purchase and provide gifts and meals for local families that can use a little help. Then on Saturday, Dec. 2, plan to take part in the village’s old-fashioned Christmas Stroll, one of Ellicottville’s most beloved, can’t-miss events. Dozens of holiday activities take place all afternoon, including the always exciting “reindog” parade and the Living Nativity featuring live camels and talented performers who take their places at the Village Gazebo. ‘Tis the season to making holiday memories and enjoy all this area has to offer this time of year. Eat, shop and be merry right here in Ellicottville!

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Frank Lloyd Wright has been quoted as saying, “I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time.” 2017 marks the 150th year of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright and all across the country people have been celebrating and honoring his work. Did you know that Western New York has the second most Frank Lloyd Wright structures behind Chicago? Here in Western New York, we have seven Wright designs, several thanks to his relationship with an executive at Buffalo’s Larkin Company. Back in 1904, Darwin Martin commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the Administrative Building for the Larkin Company for $4 million dollars. Unfortunately, this building was later demolished in 1950; however, Wright went on to design Martin’s home in the city of Buffalo, the Darwin Martin House and their summer home in Derby, the Graycliff Estate. Darwin Martin House 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo NY 14214 (716) 856-3858 The most famous architectural design of Wright’s in Buffalo, the Darwin Martin House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. According to their website, “the house is considered by leading Frank Lloyd Wright scholars as one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period and, indeed, of his entire career.” The complex includes six buildings, which include the Martin House, the Barton House, a conservatory, carriage house, chauffeur quarters and stables and gardener’s cottage.

Graycliff Estate 6472 Old Lake Shore Road Derby, NY 14047 (716) 947-9217 The Graycliff Estate is located on a 65-foot cliff overlooking Lake Erie in the town of Evans and was commissioned by Darwin R. Martin for his wife, Isabelle R. Martin. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff is situated on eight and a half acres of land and includes three buildings, totaling over 9,000 square feet— a heat hut, the Foster House and the Isabelle R. Martin House. “The Jewel on the Lake” is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is currently undergoing interior restoration, but still open for tours. Western New York also has three additional Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs that were completed posthumously— the Filling Station. Fontana Boathouse and the Blue Sky Mausoleum. Frank Lloyd Wright Filling Station Pierce Arrow Transportation Museum 263 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 853-0084 frank-lloyd-wright-fillingstation The Filling Station is an installation located at the Pierce Arrow Transportation Museum was completed posthumously in 2014. Wright originally designed the filling station in 1927 for the Tide Water oil company in Buffalo, but the structure wasn’t built until 2002. According to the Pierce Arrow Museum website, “It was ahead of its time, featuring a second story observation room with fireplace, restrooms, copper roof, two 45 foot poles overhead gravity-fed gas distribution system for fueling cars, and attendant’s quarters with a second fireplace. The second story observation room provided patrons a comfortable

place to wait as their vehicle was serviced.” Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse One Rotary Row (Foot of Porter Avenue) Buffalo, NY 14201 (716) 362-3140 The Fontana Boathouse is located at the Black Rock Canal on the Niagara River in Buffalo and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905 for a family friend. The boathouse was never built for it’s original location and it became a part of Wright’s catalog of works. John Courtin, the former executive director of the Darwin Martin House discovered the plans at a symposium and acquired the rights in 2000. In 2007, the Wright Fontana Boathouse was completed and is currently a fully operating boathouse which can be rented for events and is available for tours. Frank Lloyd Wright Blue Sky Mausoleum 1411 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 885-1600 The Blue Sky Mausoleum is located in Forest Lawn Cemetery and was built by Wright by the request of Darwin Martin. The 24-crypt mausoleum wasn’t built until 2004 after careful research into Wright’s drawings, plans and correspondence with Martin was completed. Guests can visit the Blue Sky Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Cemetery year round. Last but not least, there are two additional Frank Lloyd Wright designs in Western New York, the private residences of the Walter V. Davidson House located at 57 Tillinghast Place, Buffalo and the William R. Heath House located at76 Soldiers Place, Buffalo. While these homes are private and not open for tours, the mark of Frank Lloyd Wright can be seen while passing by.

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Springville Call for Nominations for 2018 Awards Event The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce will present its annual awards night on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at St. Aloysius Hall in Springville. In preparation for the event, the Chamber’s board is calling for nominations for its awards, which include several new categories that reflect the substantial contributions of the area’s business and nonprofit communities. Categories include: • Business of the Year (2017 winner: Sheret Jewelers) • Non-profit of the Year (2017 winner: Love INC of Springville) • Citizen of the Year (2017 winner: Nils Wikman) • Small Business of the Year (new) • Community Service - Business (new) • Community Service - Individual (new) • Entrepreneurial Spirit (new)

And as another new initiative, the Chamber will be featuring four local individuals in its “4 Under Forty” program. Self-nominations are welcomed, and nominees should work for, volunteer for or otherwise be affiliated with a current Springville Area Chamber of Commerce member business/ organization. Submit your nominations online at sacc2018 (Awards) and (4 Under Forty) or email them to director@ Nominations for the Awards Night and “4 Under Forty” close on Dec. 29. Tickets are available at the chamber office for $30/each or $50/pair. Sponsorship opportunities for awards categories and the event are available. Please contact Chamber Director Jennifer Weber at or (716) 592-4746.

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Also on Saturday, the Joylan Theatre is partnering once again with the Springville Kiwanis for a double feature of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman starting at 10 a.m. Please bring one small unwrapped toy per person as admission to the movie. All donations benefit the Kiwanis Club of Springville Toys for Tots Toy Drive. And that’s just the beginning of the festive fun in Springville. Make sure to check out these other upcoming Holiday Happenings as well.

Other Springville Holiday Events Holiday Craft Show Saturday, Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Springville Moose Lodge 13080 Buffalo Road, Springville NY 14141

Springville Chorale Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 472 East Main Street, Springville, NY 14141

Petite Noel: Giftable Fine Arts and Crafts Friday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Dec. 23 Springville Center for the Arts 37 N Buffalo St, Springville, NY 14141

Mr. J. Presents Santa WOW! Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 - 6 p.m. Concord Public Library 18 Chapel St, Springville, NY 14141

Santa Claus at Jake’s Greenhouse Friday, December 1 at 5:30 - 8 p.m. 11904 NY-240, East Concord, NY 14055

Cookie Sale and Gift Basket Raffle Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 591 East Main Street, Springville, NY 14141

Concord Country Christmas Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 98 E Main St, Springville, NY 14141

Holiday Doll Making Workshop Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 - 6 p.m. Concord Public Library 18 Chapel St, Springville, NY 14141

Christmas Around the World: Holiday Cookie and Bake Sale Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Salem Lutheran Church & Preschool 91 West Main Street, Springville, NY 14141

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and the carpeted interior of the lodge. KB merchandise will now be for sale at the ticket center. There is also a new children’s center, located just across from the ticket center entrance. Other improvements include expanded terrain on the beginner’s slope, which now gives newbies a basic slope and an intermediate run to work with, and the Holly chair has been resurfaced. As always, KB has a host of special events planned throughout the season, starting with their famous Late Night Great Night, sponsored by Phatman Board Shop, on Dec. 29. During these events, discounted tickets can be purchased at sponsor location and trails are open till 1 a.m. On Sunday, Dec. 31, ring in the new year with KB’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, complete with a torchlight parade down the mountain and fireworks. Once January hits, KB is in full swing with live music and themed weekends that include Everything Buffalo, Beach

Party, Country and Oktoberfest. Joe Wagner and Winston will also perform every Sunday at 3 p.m. starting Jan 7. The fun continues in February and March. If you want to take advantage of pre-season specials, jump online starting at 12:01 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 24. There you will find deals on season

passes, ticket packages and rentals for all the snowsports fanatics on your holiday shopping list. (You can also call 592-4963.) Be sure to check out the Kissing Bridge page in the Springville Times during the season or visit for all the latest info.

KB’s new Children’s Center will be located across from the Ticket Center entrance

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Celebrate the Season: Snowmen Cookies and Gifts By Mary Heyl

The snow is falling, which means winter is here to stay! Time to bundle up, hit the slopes and prepare for the holiday season! Celebrate snow this week with some great make-ahead Christmas cookies, snowmen gifts to make or keep, and some festive DIY ornaments that will keep little hands busy when the snow is falling. These snowmen cookies are tasty andCelebrate fun to make—let the season by supporting local and independent businesses! the holiday kids help you decorate so you can make a special snowman for each member of the family! Vendor Spaces Available – Call Make the dough ahead of time and freeze up to 6 weeks if you’d like to get an early start vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon noses (makes about 4 dozen). on holiday baking. Thinking of special gifts for In a large bowl, cream 1 cup of almond extract. In another of softened butter, 1 softened bowl, whisk 3 ¾ cups of flour, teachers, bus drivers, babysitters package of cream cheese and 1 teaspoon of baking powder and friends? These snowmen 2 cups sugar until blended. and 1 teaspoon of salt; gradually cocoa jars are the perfect gift that everyone will enjoy! You Beat in 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of beat into the creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, for at will need some mason jars, least 30 minutes or until firm marshmallows (regular size), enough to shape. Preheat the black and orange edible pens, a oven to 325°. Place ¼ cup of bulk container of hot cocoa mix, sugar in a shallow bowl. For cellophane bags or sandwich each cookie, shape the dough bags, and tags, stickers and to make one 1-inch ball, one ribbon for decorating. 3/4-inch ball and one 1/2Use the food pens to inch ball; press together to make snowman faces on the form a snowman. Gently coat marshmallows. Allow these with sugar. Repeat with the to dry for about an hour. Fill a remaining dough. clear bag with some hot cocoa Place the snowmen 2 inches mix (about 1 cup) and seal. It’s apart on ungreased baking a good idea to leave some space sheets. Break thin pretzel sticks at the top of the bag so you can in half; press two into snowmen maneuver it into the jar. Place for the arms. Bake 15-18 marshmallows around the top minutes or until bottoms are of the cocoa facing out of the jar light brown. Cool on pans for 1 and close the lid. If you like, add minute. Move to wire racks to your own personalized sticker cool completely. Pipe icing on to the top of the jar or attach a snowmen to form scarves, eyes, tag with the cocoa recipe using buttons and mouths. Use icing a piece of cardstock, a hole to attach orange gumdrops for punch and a ribbon. The recipe

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243 W. Main Street, Springville, New York is simple: mix 3 tablespoons of cocoa into a 6-8 ounce mug of hot milk. Enjoy! Explore your crafty side with these easy and festive tea light snowmen ornaments. Use a fine-point black permanent marker to draw a simple face on a battery operated tea light (the flame serves as the nose). Use an orange washable marker to color in the flame so that it is orange when the candle is lit and when it’s off. Next, cut a piece of red pipe cleaner about 2.5 inches long. Curve it around the tea light (above the eyes) and add a small line of hot glue on both ends to hold it in place. Don’t glue it the entire way around so that you can later slide a ribbon under the pipe cleaner to hang it.

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the elves and reindeer at Santa’s Workshop. Rides take place every weekend from now through Christmas. For more information visit www. 2. Take some time out for “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” during Christmas in Ellicottville from Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 26. The entire Village will be filled with the sounds of the season with carolers and Christmas lights, reindeer and house/ wagon rides and activities for children including breakfast with Santa and fire truck rides! For more information visit 3. Treat yourself and your family to a night at the Largest Holiday Festival in WNY at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Festival of Lights located at 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. Drive through a wonderland of LED light displays or park the car and visit the Christmas Tree Forest and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! The Festival begins the weekend of Nov. 24 and goes through Dec. 23 from 5 – 10 p.m. For more

information, visit 4. The Nutcracker Ballet collaboration between the Neglia Ballet and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra live at Shea’s Performing Arts Center located at 646 Main Street, Buffalo is a performance you need to see at least once in your lifetime. Performances are held on Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27. For more information, visit www.sheas. org. 5. You don’t want to miss the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus performing Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Victory Basilica & National Shrine, 767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. The breathtaking views inside the church serve as a gorgeous background and reminder of the reason for the season. For more information, visit 6. The Festival of Trees is celebrating its 40th year and takes place from Dec. 1 - 5 at the

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin Street, Buffalo. Proceeds from this event benefit the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital . For more information visit www. 7. And now for something new, check out the Totally Buffalo 716mas Festival happening Dec. 2 –3 at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo. This shop local event will feature over 100 vendors, live music, crafts for kids. Santa Claus and food and desserts a plenty! For more information, visit 8. Is it really the Christmas season without a viewing of It`s A Wonderful Life? For a twist on this holiday tradition, check out It`s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play on stage Nov. 30 - Dec. 10 at Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main Street, Buffalo. For more information, visit, 9. How many Santas can fit in Downtown Buffalo at once? Find out at SantaCon Buffalo 2017 on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1:30pm - 6:30pm. You have to see it to believe it. Bring a new toy to spread Christmas cheer to the

children of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, visit 10. Kissmas Bash 2017 takes place on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo. This year’s headliner is Kesha along with Why Don’t We, Sabrina Carpenter, Julia Michaels, PRETTYMUCH, Max and Astrid S. For more information, visit www. 11. Make time this year for a wee drive up north to Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY for Castle by Candlelight on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Wander around the French Castle decorated for the season by the Youngstown Garden Club and lit entirely by candles. Meet historical reenactors and watch the firing of the grand feu de joie. For more information, visit 12. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has two stops in Buffalo this season on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo. Don’t miss out on the Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of WNY. For more information, visit /

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Honor Veterans

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Novemb er National Diabetes Month Nov. 10 Ham & Turkey Raffle East Concord Fire Hall

By Elizabeth Riggs

On a flat, windy backroad a in northwest Ohio, lives named 102-year-old woman For Elizabeth Casselman. my many in the community, lady hometown, this remarkable is special for numerous reasons. Elizabeth was a kindergarten years, teacher for more than 30 and enjoyed the evergreena with popularity that goes along town. teaching career in a small She was also an active member many, of her church, a friend to and to me, a grandmother. as a But for all, she is a hero, World War II Marine. by goes who Grandma, raised “Betty,” was born and in living and NY, in Brooklyn, Pearl Manhattan at the time of 1941. of December in Harbor that It was this historic event and prompted her, unmarried in working in the city, to enlist the Marine Corps. and “War had been declared, I had I figured as an individual, an obligation to do something,” she said.

Upco ming Event s

Nov. 10-12 Fall Festival and Ski Swap Kissing Bridge

Photo Jolene Hawkins

By Jennifer Weber

Photo Jolene Hawkins

was Betty enlisted in 1942, in stationed at Camp Lejeune to North Carolina, and assigned role the aviation division. Her how was to teach young pilots to distinguish the differences enemy between allied and had which of many aircraft, very minor differences. by “I would teach them of a putting the silhouette screen. plane on a projector to be Of course, the room had

lights dark. Invariably when the of would come back on, some asleep. them would be sound your So, I said to them, ‘It’s neck,’” she said. My grandmother started her as a private and worked matter way up to sergeant in a later of two years. She was the honorably discharged from of Marine Corp after the death her father. She later married See Honor Veterans page

Drake Elected Concrord Town Superviso

Dains, Jim Krezmein,Dawn From left to right: Dennis Leslie Gibbin, Phil Drozd, Darlene Schweikert, Martin and Clyde Drake

we Veterans Day is a day to come together as a nation our remember all who served we great country. Every year on honor our service members the the 11th day of November,

of anniversary of the signing World the Armistice that ended Day War I. In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans ce in remembrance of the sacrifi See Veteran

Memorials page 10

A LOOK BACK The GAR Monument

Nov. 11 Veterans Day, Parade in Shuttlewo rth Park, Springvil le Nov. 23 Thanksgi ving Day Nov. 23 Gobble for Grocerie s 5K and Fun Walk Trading Post, Springvil le


On Tuesday, Nov. 7, voters in headed to the polls to vote the local elections. In Concord, Town ballot included a race for Clyde Supervisor, won by and the GAR monuments Drake (R, C, I). Jim Krezmein The master carver of Batterson, James Batterson (R, C, (R, I) and Phil Drozd distant cousin of David Councilmen Town the at his shop. I) won seats. the GAR monument in Springville. in As of press time, By Derek M. Otto Locally, the first one built are as in Last year at this time, I wrote unofficial election results cabin the area was in Ellicottville the about the GAR and the log in follows: built 1883 and was put in place the Concord on Buffalo Street that they cemetery. Cemeteries were Supervisor, Clyde Drake as there home in 1892. About also See Look Back page 11 that same time, they were with 65 percent of the votes. a Councilmen, Philip Drozd petitioning for funds to build votes; with 33 percent of the 33 James Krezmien with percent of the votes. See Election Results page

By Alicia Dziak

from Christy On Monday, Nov. 6, students design class graphic Komenda’s high school for a Village seal to presented their ideas Charge Nick Budney Springville Officer in Wikman. Springville and Village Trustee Nils currently has no Village seal. in the year with The students met earlier of the project, and Lt. Budney about the scope a class, they as Komenda said that afterwards, Springville’s natural discussed incorporating and community into the resources, history, heart design. at creating a seal Each student was tasked things, combining hand that encompassed these These components Photoshop. and drawing to different students, clearly meant different things like farming and the but some recurring elements,

Nov. 25 Holiday Craft Show Springvil le Moose Lodge

Swap and Shop at KB This Weekend


SGI Students Designing Village Seal

Nov. 24-25 A Very Merry Main Street Springvil le

By Alicia Dziak

lots With chilly temps and couple of precipitation the past weeks, skiers and snowboarders their only have one thing on snow minds—the start of the snow sports season. Once the flies, you want to be ready! If you’re one of many looking gear, to upgrade or trade in your 10head to Kissing Bridge Nov. Ski 12 for their Fall Festival and and Snowboard Swap weekend. to The event runs Friday, noon 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. 4 to p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. new p.m. and features tons of purchase. for gear and used

Want to purchase passes? Bring in eight non-perishable items for 20 percent off seasonal packages. For those looking for seasonal is employment, KB is also for hiring for all departments an the upcoming season. Grab Center area. application at the Ticket Other weekend highlights or download one at www.kbski. Bag include the Big Air com. (weather permitting), Phatman Jam, Boardshop Mucho Jib vendors and more.

used Cost to register new or takes gear is $1, and KB staff care of the sales. (Twenty to KB percent of each sale goes Ski Patrol.) As in years past, the event will center around KB’s Central

See Village Seal page 4

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Adorable and Adoptable

We’d love to see your pics of all things Springville! Please share them on our Facebook page or send them to for a chance to be included in the paper.

This 2 year old fella gets along great with his foster family’s crew and is quite the love bug.

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