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Beer and Wine Fest Weekend! Welcome to Holiday Valley’s 14th annual Beer and Wine Festival, Nov. 10 and 11, featuring live music and entertainment, a New Orleansstyle feast and, of course, the best of the best local brews and wines. On Friday, Nov. 10, “Beer on the Bayou” Beer and Wine Dinner starts at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Valley Lodge. This event will boast several dishes prepared with and pairing with unique and special brews, featuring Voodoo Brewery. Guests will begin their journey to the bayous of Louisiana with the “Ragin’ Cajun Cocktail Hour” and the dark magic of the Voodoo Mama, who will entrance guests with her dark magic and shadowy powers. Music and song, provided by Michael Nugent, will be a mixture of jazz, Cajun and Southern rhythms. On Saturday, the fun continues with the Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival, legendary for great beers, wines and good times. From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., take your pick of over 100 beers and wines from New York State and the region, plus take in the entertainment on three floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge. Tickets include a 3 oz. tasting glass for unlimited sampling. Each ticket includes a $5 voucher redeemable for food in the cafeteria. The menu includes German favorites like sausage and pretzels, plus hot dogs, burgers, fries and poutine. In addition, EVL Cheese, jerky from Dom’s Butcher Block, Kettle Corn and the Bavarian Nut Company will offer snacks for festival patrons. Gary Liota from Santiago Cigars will be hand rolling cigars on the second floor deck. All three floors of the Holiday Valley Lodge will be alive with
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Shop Local During Christmas in Ellicottville By Mary Heyl
Celebrate and perhaps discover a small business right in your own neighborhood on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25. While most associate the weekend after Thanksgiving with big box stores and long lines, Small Business Saturday promotes shopping local for unique gifts! Many local businesses throughout the area are participating in this national shopping day, offering sales, specials and simply a better holiday shopping experience that you won’t find anywhere else. See Shop Local page 6
Maple Grove Defends its Title, Knocks Off F/E By Sam Wilson
For two and a half quarters, Franklinville/ Ellicottville looked primed for a sectional title, and perhaps a run at the state championship. But a nine-point thirdquarter Titans lead went for naught Friday night at New Era Field, as they allowed See Titans page 4
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Mud, Sweat n’ Gears: Growing Thoughtfully By Caitlin Croft
Mud, Sweat n’ Gears (MSG) has seen quite the transformation over the years, from its humble beginnings as a bike shop to the epitome of the Ellicottville snowsports
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On a flat, windy backroad in northwest Ohio, lives a 102-year-old woman named Elizabeth Casselman. For many in the community, my hometown, this remarkable lady is special for numerous reasons. Elizabeth was a kindergarten teacher for more than 30 years, and enjoyed the evergreen
popularity that goes along with a teaching career in a small town. She was also an active member of her church, a friend to many, and to me, a grandmother. But for all, she is a hero, as a World War II Marine. Grandma, who goes by “Betty”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and living in Manhattan at the time of Pearl
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EVL and WV School Boards to Discuss Pre-Annexation Study By Rich Place
The Ellicottville School Board hopes to meet with West Valley School Board members before embarking on formal proceedings involved with a preannexation study in its
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Now that the candy is eaten and the jack-o-lanterns are enjoying their final resting place in the compost pile, it’s time to look ahead to the new season. This weekend is Veteran’s Day, a time to honor those who served our country. Take the time to share the significance of this day with a delicious recipe that will help you explain the meaning of the holiday to your children. Now is also the time to get those outdoor decorations ready for the upcoming holiday season! Read on for easy DIY wreath ideas that will help you welcome guests into your home from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Nov. 11 marks Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. The two holidays commemorate the sacrifice made by so many brave men and women for the freedoms that both countries enjoy. The poem “In Flanders Fields” was written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae; in it, he
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ECS Basketball Team Fundraiser
The Ellicottville Varsity Girls Basketball Team is putting on a fundraiser at the Central Beer & Redemption Center in Salamanca, NY. This fundraiser will run until Nov. 18, 2017. If you would like to donate, please take your cans and bottles to the Redemption Center and specify that you would like to donate the money to the Ellicottville Varsity Girls Basketball Fund. We appreciate all the help we receive. -Ellicottville Varsity Girls Basketball Team
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three straight touchdowns to defending champion Maple Grove. The Titans’ potent offense dried up and ultimately fumbled away a chance at a game-winning drive to continue an undefeated season. Maple Grove won, 2615, in the Section 6 Class D championship, the Red Dragons’ fourth straight sectional title (including two in Class C under a merger with Chautauqua Lake) and second in a row over the Titans. F/E, which won 26-6 at Maple Grove in Week 3 this year, ends the year at 9-1. “The hardest thing that I’m doing in a public setting as a coach or as a teacher is looking at kids that just got their sporting lives taken from them, their football lives taken from them,” Titans coach Chad Bartoszek said of his seniorladen group. “You try to talk to them. I don’t have a real good answer. We care about them. That’s all we can tell them. We love ‘em. Seeing tears in their eyes is about as hard as it gets.” The F/E offense, averaging 355 yards per game entering the championship, gained just over half of that, with 180 yards on 43 plays and just 60 on 21 plays in the second half. Senior quarterback Brock Blecha completed 9-of-17 passes for 125 yards and gained 48 yards on 15 carries, accounting for all but 7 of F/E’s total yards. His 58-yard out pass to senior Griffin Chudy, and a two-point conversion run, gave F/E an 8-0 first-quarter lead. “It looked super good at the beginning,” Blecha said. “Scoring off that out, it looked fantastic and I had such a big heart after that. I had a great feeling that it was going to go well in the end. We just couldn’t pull through and that really bit us in the butt in the end.” Sophomore Tyler Clear gave F/E a 15-6 lead with a 41-yard return of his interception of Easton Tanner. But Tanner, the Red Dragons’ junior quarterback, threw two touchdowns to take the lead, the first one set up by a 48-yard pass to Carson Crist. Maple Grove running back Nick Fabrizio ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Trailing in the second half for the first time all season, 1915 in the middle of the fourth quarter, F/E lost a fumble on a reverse handoff on its attempt at a go-ahead drive with 5:15 to play. Fabrizio then scored his second touchdown to seal the game.
Photo by Jerry Trass Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Griffin Chudy (33) is held up by Maple Grove’s Zack Hendrick (25) in the first quarter of Friday’s Section 6 Class D championship game at New Era Field. Maple Grove won, 26-15, ending Franklinville/ Ellicottville’s season at 9-1.
“It was just a fumble. It’s a play we’ve run,” Bartoszek said. “We’ve run a reverse all year. We usually work on a couple a week and we run one and it’s just a fumble. These kids played hard. That’s a good team. There’s some tough kids, great coaches. It just didn’t go our way.” F/E went 3-of-10 on third downs, while Maple Grove was 7-of-12. “When you’re running some things with your guys and you need a yard here, you need a yard there,” Bartoszek said. “I think offensively, those are the plays that help the field position game and keep the offense on the field and keep our defense off the field. That was the biggest change this game. We didn’t execute third and fourth downs and put ourselves in a hole constantly. It’s disheartening, but the effort was there. You could see it on their faces. They’re playing and giving everything they’ve got.” Chudy led F/E with four solo tackles (11 assisted). For MG, Carter Russo had five solo tackles (seven assisted) and recovered the fourthquarter reverse fumble. Truman Purslow had the game’s only sack. F/E’s seniors were freshmen on the first F/E merger junior varsity team in 2014. Brock Blecha said he didn’t expect the run his new teammates, rivals in other sports, would go on together. “From the first year, it was like ‘Is this really going to work? It doesn’t feel like a family,’” he said. “But this fourth year, we can’t get enough of each other. From
practice to games, we just love each other so much and everybody knows that I love each one of my teammates so much and I’m going to miss the hell out of them because they are such great teammates. Since this is my last year, I’m never going to be able to experience another game with them.” For Maple Grove coach Curt Fischer, even appearing on the sideline took some pain tolerance. Limping but showing a pained grin after the victory, Fischer underwent double hernia surgery on Tuesday, missing the team’s media day at the stadium and practice. “Wednesday was a hard day to be there,” Fischer said of the next day’s practice. “I was there for a little while and had to leave early and then the next one, I got through it as much as I could. We just came out here today, I thought I would end up sitting upstairs and calling the game from up there. But I don’t know how it worked, I don’t know how I did it but I’ll pay the price for it.” Trailing 15-6 in the third, Fischer wanted his Red Dragons (9-1) to stay calm. “The biggest thing for us as coaches is you can’t let your players see you flinch,” Fischer said. “We just acted like come on, business as usual. Because if you fold, they’re going to fold. Everything that you do as a coach, they’re going to accept that and we just went along. Thank God I had good coaches that did the same thing. We told them, ‘There’s a lot of game left, boys. We’ve got to keep playing right now.’ And you know what? They did.”
Photo by Jerry Trass Maple Grove’s Zach Hendrick (25) tackles Franklinville/ Ellicottville’s Deric Leiper in the second quarter.
Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau Youth Citizenship Award: Andelain Wilson Ellicottville
Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, is pleased to announce this week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient is Andelain Wilson. Ande is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of Ellicottville and is a senior at Ellicottville Central School. Andelain is involved in many different school and community activities. She has been a member of the Elementary Homework Club, where she
has spent more than 55 hours helping younger students with their homework. Ande has helped with summer soccer camp and has volunteered with a color run. She has ran kids’ games at the Dime Carnival for the past three years, helped decorate West Valley for Christmas and has participated in the Highway Cleanup Program to benefit teachers. Ande has been on the girls soccer team for three years, has played the clarinet in the school band for four years and has been the Spanish Club secretary for two years. Showing her leadership qualities, Ande has received the New York State Youth Leadership Recognition Award and the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award. She has also been presented with the Sage College’s Recognition
Award for being an outstanding student scholar, as well as the Excellence in Spanish Award. In addition to achieving high honor roll throughout high school, Ande has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years. Andelain’s future plans are to attend college to pursue a degree in business and to travel. Ande is described as an outstanding role model for her peers and has been always willing to help others out. Nominations for the 2018 graduating class are open. If you know an outstanding member of your community who is a senior in high school, you can nominate them for a Cattaraugus County Youth Citizenship Award. For more information, contact Alison Crosson, program coordinator, at 938-2617.
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WNY Bucket List: Veteran Memorials in Honor of Veterans Day
By Jennifer Weber
Veterans Day is a day we come together as a nation to remember all who served our great country. Every year we honor our service members on the 11th day of November, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in remembrance of the sacrifice made from all veterans from all wars. This year, for 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs is broadening the observance of Veterans Day to include both Veterans and Military Families for the entire month of November. While you're out this Saturday at your local Veteran Day remembrance ceremony, plan for some extra time to walk around and view some of the many historical markers honoring our veterans. Once you start to pay attention and really look around, you will see historical markers everywhere. This is a truth I learned after marrying a historical re-enactor and becoming one with the hobby, really, a lifestyle. The information below is compiled from the Historical Marker Database located online at www.hmdb.org.
Concord • The Erie County Iraq & Afghanistan Memorial is located in Sprague Brook Park on Foote Road (County Road 563). The inscription reads, "As we honor the memory of these Erie County residents killed in action, let us pledge that their lives, sacrifices and valor shall always be remembered." • The Erie County Vietnam Memorial is located in Sprague Brook Park on Foote Road (County Road 563). The inscription reads, "We remember forever with the names etched here the citizens of Erie County who, in service to the United States of America, were killed in Vietnam or designated as missing in action (MIA) 1959 to 1975." • The Operation Enduring Freedom marker honoring those who served in the Afghanistan war is located in Shuttleworth Park in Springville. The inscription reads, "Brian Baker. Dedicated to those who have proudly served and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice." • The Our Honored Dead Memorial is located at the center of Fiddlers Green Park in Springville and was erected by David S. Ingalls in memory
Recliners of the defenders of our country 1861-1865. The inscription reads "By valor and sacrifice, through unmeasured suffering and death, they preserved the honor and integrity of the nation and maintained the principle of free government in America. Not for themselves but for their country." • The Korean War marker, dedicated in 1987 is located in Shuttleworth Park in Springville in memory of Edward F. Mathewson, Joseph Benson and James Wolf. • The Veterans Memorial Grove was erected by Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program and is located in Sprague Brook Park on Foote Road (County Road 563). The inscription reads, "We loved them once. We love them now. Dedicated to: Who they were, what they sacrificed and how much they loved each other." • The Vietnam marker is located in Shuttleworth Park in Springville and is dedicated to the memory of Barry A. Bidwell, John Ellis, Bruce A. Crosby, Jr and Dennis R. Heinz, who gave their lives in defense of freedom in the Vietnam War, • The World War II marker is located in Shuttleworth Park in Springville. The
inscription reads "Ever protect the freedoms for which they fought." Ellicottville • The World War I and World War II marker is located at the intersection of Jefferson Street and West Washington Street on Jefferson Street. It was erected by the Ellicottville Memorial American Legion Post No. 65. in 1950 in memory of those from Ellicottville who served in World War I and World War II. On the back of the monument there's a bronze plaque honoring veterans of all the 20th century wars. Franklinville • The Franklinville Veterans marker is located at the intersection of Park Square and Chestnut Street and was erected in memory of those who died in the service of their country in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The plaque was donated by the Ischua Valley Exchange Club in 2006. Great Valley • The Great Valley Veterans Memorial is located at the intersection of Humphrey Road (Route 18) and Salamanca Sugartown Road (Route 98), It is dedicated "in honor and memory of the men and women of this township who answered the call of their country."
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ethos. Owners Kim Reading and Miguel Azcarate attribute their success to their staff entirely and this is the truth. Collectively, their team is comprised of 125 years of working for MSG and 200+ years of experience in the industry. MSG has a special place in my heart as a former junior ski racer. Watching them grow and evolve over the years has been quite the treat; the staff is what keeps you coming back. Each one is well educated on how to fit and maintain the equipment, versed in the different product lines available and not to mention, a complete cast of characters always ready with a joke or a story. There were times growing up I considered quitting ski racing and the staff would always talk sense into me every fall when my family made our much-anticipated trip into Ellicottville… or was that a ploy to keep my parents as customers? Hmm… either way, their ability to custom design your set up and understand your needs as a winter sports enthusiast is top
notch. They have even earned themselves several industry awards, including two-time Ski Magazine “Gold Medal Ski Shop” and Skiing Magazine recognition as one of a handful of “Expert Ski Shops” in the country. Recently, I caught up with Reading and Azcarate, the skiing power couple of Ellicottville, to talk everything
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MSG and more over a cup of coffee. “We have added two new skis to our product line,” Azcarate tells me. “Stockli is a very good high-end product manufactured with impeccable quality and they do not over produce.” (Meaning, they are always in limited supply.) “We also picked up Black Crows skis, which are a great allaround ski. They are boutiqueesq and very exclusive in Europe and even rarer in the United States.” MSG also has a total of seven Master Fit University certified boot fitters to get you that “I am skiing in slippers” feeling. They hit all ranges with the equipment they provide; every level from beginner to race, skis to snowboards. In the soft goods end, they have added a handful of new product lines including Mountain Hardware, Kari Traa (funky women’s dry fit), Fjallraven (Swedish bags and lifestyle items), 686, Holden and Newland (apres ski wear). MSG’s line of lifestyle and apres wear is in a class of its own “from just enough to over-the-top,” Reading states. Walking around while chatting with Reading, I think I added about 15 things to my Christmas wish list. The clothing at MSG is unique, fashionable and fits the active lifestyle, “taking you from the
slopes to apres in a flash.” “We are very excited about this coming winter; hoping it comes early and stays late,” says Reading. “We are also highly anticipating the new Mid-Week Deals you will find this coming winter to bring more people to the resorts and village.” What better way to cure the winter Hump Day Blues than some turns after work and a jaunt through the Village... I cannot think of many. MSG recently rolled out a new website and online shop. “I am very proud of this new site and all of those who have worked so hard to create and maintain it,” Reading tells me. If I were to suggest — check out the employee bios — absolutely hilarious and only solidifies how awesome their staff is. You can find everything you need to know about MSG at www.mudsweatgears.com or just go bug them in the store like so many do. You can shop 24/7 at www.skiyard. com also! They can be found at 18 Monroe Street Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Next time you are in Ellicottville be sure to stop by and say hello— you will walk in a customer and leave a friend.
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Ward Moves Into Allegany-Limestone Post with Ease
Photo by Kate Day Sager Allegany-Limestone Central School District interim Superintendent Mark Ward visits with sixth-grade students late last week during study hall in the cafeteria. By Kate Day Sager
Mark Ward appeared to be totally at ease while talking and joking with a group of Allegany-Limestone Middle School students who were working on their computers late last week in study hall. Ward, who took over as interim superintendent for the school district over a week ago, said stepping into the position vacated by former Superintendent Dr. Karen Geelan has been a streamlined process. Ward, who retired as superintendent from the Ellicottville Central School District in June, is the temporary replacement for Geelan, who resigned at the end of October to accept the superintendent post at the Valhalla Union Free School District. Ward headed up his first Allegany-Limestone school board meeting on Tuesday. Ward, who also had served as superintendent in Olean and Salamanca in the past, said he has been learning “who the players are” in the district. “Kristin (Colburn) is my right arm, she’s great,” Ward said of Colburn who serves as secretary to the superintendent. “And of course I’ve known Mike (Watson, business manager) professionally for many, many years.” Ward said his role during the upcoming months will be to keep the district moving forward and functioning while a search committee continues to looks for a new superintendent. The board expects Ward to serve about four to six months, as it hopes to have a permanent superintendent seated by March or April. Dr. Joe Zimmer, board president, has stated that applications for the post will be accepted through the end of November with finalist interviews conducted in early January. Until that happens, Ward said it will be his “job to keep things going” and ready the stage for the next district leader. “I’ve been in three different districts so I think I’m quite versed in different ways of doing the same thing,” he added. “All schools are relatively the same — they’re in the people business.” Ward said he views the district as a financially sound institution with solid facilities and great test scores. “It’s a great district with a very supportive community that
values education,” Ward said. “Those are nice selling points for somebody who is looking for a superintendent job.” In commenting on the ongoing $16.1 million capital project, Ward said he has met with committee members on two occasions so far. The project, which calls for a variety of improvements and safety upgrades at the elementary and middle-high school campuses, is expected to begin in the spring of 2019 and completed in 2020. “I am involved with that … my learning curve there is a little bigger because I have to get an idea of the scope and of why we’re doing what we’re doing,” he explained. “Of course you have to try to keep it in the budget because it’s easy for things to get carried away. The wish list always gets loftier than the financial means.” Ward said he expects the project plans should be finalized during his time in office. “We’ll then send it on to the state education department for review,” he said of project plans. “Once we submit it, it could take eight to 10 months to be looked at. It is an exciting project from what I can see.” On a personal note, Ward said he lives in Great Valley with his wife, Barbara, a retired art teacher. They have two grown children, Justin, a resident of Allegany, and Vanessa, who resides in Los Angeles. Ward said he is involved in a number of community organizations, including the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company where he has served 47 years. This was evidenced by a fire department pager seen sitting on the windowsill of his office. He is also involved in his church and is on the Jamestown Community College board of trustees. Ward’s appointment pleased Watson, who said he is happy with Ward’s presence. “This is not his first rodeo,” Watson said of Ward. “He hit the ground running.” Kevin Straub, technology coordinator, said he, too, was cheered to see Ward heading up the school district for the time being. “I’ve known him a few years, and I’m glad he’s here,” Straub said. “He’s a great guy.”
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ECS Board beginning stages at West Valley Central School. In late October, the West Valley School Board chose Castallo & Silky LLC Education Consultants to conduct a pre-annexation study, and facts and figures will be needed from both West Valley and Ellicottville — as well as nearby Springville-Griffith Institute — in the process. On Tuesday, ECS board discussed West Valley’s decision to begin the study and Ellicottville Superintendent Bob Miller said it was requested by Eric Lawton, superintendent at West Valley, that he meet with the consultants and Springville Superintendent Kimberly Moritz. Members of the ECS board informally agreed that, prior to a meeting of administrators, a meeting between the school boards at West Valley and Ellicottville — or at least representatives of the boards — should take place to discuss the study in further detail. “I think that would be good to set a bit of a roadmap for what they want to do here,” said board member Robert Van Wicklin, adding the two school boards should have a “mutually agreed upon set of rules going forward” concerning the study’s goal and potential outcomes. Miller told the board it was requested Ellicottville district officials provide a handful of informational items, such as the
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history and background of the district, curriculum offerings, financial documents and more. “We’ll do the work if it makes sense,” added school board member Carl Calarco, who first voiced the suggestion of meeting with representatives of the West Valley School Board. The West Valley and Ellicottville school districts already have a combined sports program, with its varsity athletic programs operating as Ellicottville Eagles teams. West Valley football players had already been playing on a combined football team, which also now includes Franklinville, prior to the formal athletic merger. Miller said he planned to email Lawton on Wednesday in an attempt to set up a meeting with the two school boards to further discuss the preannexation study. Also at the meeting, the ECS board learned the Ellicottville Sports Boosters is planning to purchase baseball and softball scoreboards that could be installed in time for the spring sports seasons. “We just think it’s time we have scoreboards so you don’t have to keep asking the coach or someone else what the score of the game is,” said Todd Palmatier, a representative of the sports boosters program. The club will install the boards, leaving the only expense as the purchase of the scoreboards themselves, he
said. The baseball scoreboard will be placed on two steel beams and the softball one could also follow a similar installation or potentially be placed on the side of the school building, according to Palmatier. They can be operated via a remote control. The school board also approved its winter sports coaches, which include: Dave McCann, varsity boys basketball; Ryan Winship, JV boys basketball; Chris Keenan, modified boys basketball; Chad Bartoszek, varsity girls basketball; Chelsea Cole, JV girls basketball; Tammy Eddy, girls modified basketball; Kelly Fredrickson, alpine skiing; and Diana Olson, bowling. In addition, Kristen Pearl was approved as an advisor for basketball cheerleading and Mary Neilon was approved as an advisor for weightlifting/training. Volunteer coaches Karl Schwartz and Matt Finn for boys basketball and Katie Taylor for girls basketball were also approved. The board also heard a presentation from senior class representatives on plans for the senior class trip to take place May 19-21 at Lake George. The next ECS board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program Joins #GivingTuesday Movement Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP), Holiday Valley's adaptive program, invites the community to join the #GiveAdaptiveSports #GivingTuesday charitable giving campaign on Nov. 28, 2017 by participating in a 24-hour fundraising blitz to expand adaptive skiing opportunities for disadvantaged disabled populations including youth and Veterans. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities by giving back to the charities and causes they support. LASP 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. We invite the community to help LASP reach new donors by spreading the word about #GiveAdaptiveSports by visiting www.facebook.com/ LounsburyAdaptive “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 Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program Those who are interested in joining Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program’s #GiveAdaptiveSports campaign can visit https:// giveadaptivesports.mydagsite. com . The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program offers adaptive ski lessons to persons with virtually all disabilities, both physical and cognitive.
Commonly encountered disabilities include spinal cord injuries, amputations, Down's Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment, Autism and Developmental Delay. Since its inception in 1988, LASP has grown from four instructors teaching 14 students in a total of 35 lessons to over 40 instructors who collectively teach over 250 lessons during the course of a single ski season. All instructors are specially trained in adaptive ski teaching methods and 7 percent of these instructors are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). LASP is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. To learn more, visit www. LounsburyAdaptive.org.
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worth it. Not only is Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday, but it’s also a part of Christmas in Ellicottville weekend—the perfect time to enjoy the start of the holiday season and your holiday shopping. “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Christmas in Ellicottville Since 2010, Small Business in your community, as local begins on Friday, November Saturday, which was created by businesses owners typically 24 – and continues all weekend American Express, has brought buy local, employ locals and attention to the importance patronize other local businesses and throughout the season. Throughout the Friday, of shopping local and the (local banks, contractors, Saturday and Sunday, activities incredible impact this has lawyers, accountants and will include Christmas carolers, on one’s community. While more). Small businesses are a live reindeer, breakfast with the event has been gaining owned by people who live traction every year, with $15.4 locally and are invested in their Santa, horse and wagon rides, interactive children’s activities billion spent at independent community; they care about as well as Fire Truck rides with retailers and restaurants in the community’s future, they Santa, and it’s all free! Stay 2016 (up more than $1 billion support local fundraisers and tuned for the schedule of events since 2014), it’s not getting non-profits and they add more in the Ellicottville Times as it any easier for independent to the local tax base. gets closer. merchants to compete with big Consumers benefit from From beautiful clothing to box stores and online sales. shopping local too! Local ski/snowboard gear to cheese, For the first time ever, online businesses carry a more varied chocolate, wine and so much sales are expected to surpass in- selection of merchandise more, Ellicottville’s unique store sales this holiday season, including items unique to shops have something for according to Business Insider. the area, such as items made everyone on your holiday But are online deals and free by area crafters and artisans, shopping list. Many of these shipping all they’re cracked locally made food products up to be? As the American and more. Customer service at stores will be open for extended hours on Small Business Independent Business Alliance small businesses is friendlier Saturday and have special deals points out, “Of course, we and more personal, as those and promotions in the spirit of usually choose to do business employees and the owners, the day! where we perceive the themselves, have more Don’t forget to show love best value for our time and specific product expertise to your favorite Ellicottville money…but the unrelenting and experience than seasonal restaurants, too, as “Dine emphasis on cheapness above employees at chain stores. Local” is a large part of all other values leads many Although you may pay Small Business Saturday’s people to overlook the values more for some items, when campaign—and of course, independent businesses provide you factor in the savings in you’ll need to fuel up for a full us.” shipping charges, the ease of day of shopping! To learn more “Put your money where making returns or exchanges, about Small Business Saturday, your house is!” is a popular being able to try before including ways to get involved phrase that really illustrates you buy (from trying on and a listing of participating the literal impact of shopping clothing to sampling a store’s local businesses, visit https:// local on your community. goodies/beverages) and the www.americanexpress.com/us/ When you shop locally, your transportation time you save small-business/shop-small/. money is twice as likely to stay by shopping local, it really is
Last Chance for Locals to Join Christmas Cantata
Volunteers continue to be sought for the upcoming Christmas Cantata performances, with this Sunday’s rehearsal being the final chance to sign up. Event organizers require members to attend at least five
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rehearsals, and they said five rehearsals remain including one scheduled for 1:15 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at the United Church on Elizabeth Street in Ellicottville. “If this is something you always dreamed of doing,
please give it a try,” said Annette Ieda, the group’s director. “No auditions are required; just your enthusiasm and love of singing and commitment to making great music is all that is required.”
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PUBLIC NOTICE The Village of Ellicottville will be accepting applications for two vacancies in our Public Works Department. Please stop to the Village Clerks office for applications.
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Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767) to schedule an appointment. Upcoming blood donation opportunities for the area include: Nov. 13, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242, Ellicottville; Nov. 13, 3 to 8 p.m., Conewango Fire Hall, 12447 Northeast Road, Conewango Valley; Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main St., Arcade;
Community Conversations About Youth Sports The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will team up to host a series of three community conversations about youth sports in our region, including one event in Ellicottville. The foundation invites parents, coaches, community leaders and interested members of the public to attend these free events. Each conversation will feature experts from the Aspen Institute’s Sports &
Society Program who will present State of Play: Western New York, a comprehensive study about youth sports in the eight counties of Western New York. The Ellicottville event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Holiday Valley Lodge from 5-7:30 p.m. Events are also planned for Nov. 29 at The Dale Association in Lockport (5-7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 30 at WNED-TV Studios in Buffalo (12-2:30 p.m.).
The goal of these community conversations is to reflect on the report and prioritize next steps so that all children in Western New York have the opportunity to be active through sports. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to start time. A light meal will be served at each event and there is no cost to attend. Visit www.cfgb.org/ stateofplaywny to register by Friday, Nov. 17.
Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., West Valley Central School, 5359 School St., West Valley; Nov. 15, 1 to 7 p.m., Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Drive, Springville; Nov. 16, 1 to 7 p.m., North Collins Senior Center, 11065 Gowanda State Road, North Collins
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The temperatures are dropping and that means it’s time for Holiday Valley to fire up the snowguns in anticipation of the 2017-18 winter season. According to Steve Crowley, Director of Mountain Operations, “With Friday’s predicted low temperatures in the teens and highs only in the low 20’s, it’s the perfect scenario to start up our snowmaking system. We look for at least a 24 hour period of cold and we expect to be able to make snow starting Friday morning and possibly into Saturday.” Taking advantage of their
automated snowmaking system, the Holiday Valley crew will be able to run snowguns on five or more slopes – Yodeler, Mardi Gras, School Haus, Punch Bowl and Cindy’s. In addition, they will be test firing the new automated guns that were installed this summer on several other slopes. The advantage of an automated snowmaking system where the guns are computer controlled in a central location is that the guns can fire up all at the same time, without having to manually travel to each location to turn them on or off. The system is also energy
efficient and able to adapt to changes in temperature and humidity. Sunday is expected to turn warmer, so the resort will create mounds of manmade snow this week to preserve them until snowmaking can restart with the next cold snap. Holiday Valley plans to open on Friday, November 24, weather permitting. Ideally Mother Nature will contribute to the effort, but Crowley estimates they’ll need to build up about a 12 inch base of manmade snow on the slopes.
Crowley, Zerfas Win Unopposed Races for Ellicottville Town Councilmen
By Rich Place
Steven Crowley (D, R) with 337 votes and John Zerfas (D, R) with 319 votes won seats on the Ellicottville Town Board on Tuesday after running unopposed for the two positions. The two seats were the only items from the town of Ellicottville on the ballot during a quiet Election Day locally. In the only countywide race in Cattaraugus County, Coroner Kevin M. O’Rourke (R) defeated Democratic challenger, Dr. Elwyn C. Clark of Olean by a 9,081-5,328 margin. In unopposed races, District Attorney Lori P. Rieman won her re-election to a third fouryear term with 12,489 votes on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb won re-election to a third-four year term as well with 14,367 votes on the Democrat, Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. In other area town races: In Ashford, unopposed councilmen candidates William
Heim (R) and John Pfeffer (R) were elected to their seats with 390 and 342 votes, respectively. In East Otto, Angela Sherman (D) with 210 votes and William B. Spors (R, I) with 149 votes defeated Robert Bowen (D), who garnered 116 seats, for two councilmen positions. Unopposed was supervisor candidate Anne Rugg (D, R), who received 237 votes; Deanna Bowen (D, R) for clerk with 238 votes; and highway superintendent candidate Thomas Benz (D, R) with 226 votes. In Great Valley, Sandra Goode (R, C, I) earned one of two seats for councilman. In a closely contested race for the second seat, Rebecca Kruszynski (D) led Ann Rockwell (R, C, I) by only seven votes — a 286-279 tally — according to unofficial results provided Tuesday night. In Humphrey, all races were uncontested with Mary Weber (R) winning the clerk seat with 130 votes; Christopher Klipich (R) winning the town justice seat with 114 votes; the highway superintendent seat
going to Jason Pearl (R) with 125 votes; and Alan Morton (R) with 126 votes and Nancy Frazier (R) with 113 votes earning town councilmen spots. In Little Valley, William Stoll (R, C, I) with 293 votes and Jerry Titus (R, C, I) with 274 votes won the two councilmen seats. In Mansfield, all races were uncontested. Robert C. Keis Sr. (R) earned 120 votes for town supervisor; Betty Jane Horning (R) won the clerk seat with 152 votes; highway superintendent went to Bradley D. Hurley (R) with 141 votes; and the two town councilmen seats went to Larry Johnson (R) and Gregory Meyer Sr. (R) with 136 and 135 votes, respectively. In Otto, all races were also uncontested. Winners were Ronald Wasmund (D) with 122 votes for supervisor; Trisha Priest (D, R) with 179 votes for clerk; Warren Dickinson Jr. (D, R) with 178 votes for justice; Robert Barber Jr. (R) with 163 votes for highway superintendent; and Marlene Gregory (R) with 136 votes and James Wojdan (D) with 93 votes for two councilmen seats.
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Tai Chi Class Come join instructor Irayna McCasey for a Sun Style Tai Chi session for beginners. This class follows the Tai Chi for Health series developed by Dr. Paul Lam that empowers people to improve their health and wellness. Class will be held every Thursday from 9 – 10 am. Contact the library for more information and to register. Seasonal Felted Décor Come join instructor Cathy Lacy on Tuesday, November 14th from 6 to 8 pm for this class. There will be time to make several felted ornaments, animals, pins, etc. Class size is limited and is available for adults and children over age
10. Please call the library at 699-2842 to register. Ukrainian Egg Christmas Ornaments Come join instructor Cathy Lacy on Tuesday, December 5th from 6-8 pm to make beautiful Christmas ornaments with eggs. Class size is limited to the first 12 people, so be sure to register early by contacting the Library. This class is free and is available to both adults and children over the age of 12. Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The December 6th book is “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom. Contact Joyce Evans at 474-7679 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group! Adult Coloring come join
Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress free, creative break in your day! Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Ellicottville Library. Free program, all supplies provided. Bring Out Your Inner Child!!! Knitting (& crochet) Club The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. The next meetings are November 6th, 13th, 27th and December 11th from 6-8 pm. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles! Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. www.ellicottvillelibrary.org – check out our newly designed website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.
“Secrets of the Tulip Sisters” by Susan Mallery
Kelly Murphy’s life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine but everything changes when Olivia, her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister returns. Annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone. But Olivia’s return isn’t as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future, and ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. While Kelly and Olivia butt heads, their secrets tumble out in a big hot mess, revealing some truths that will change everything they thought they knew. A charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters.
This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available in large print or audio book using our interlibrary loan program. Don’t forget, you can access over 15,300 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!
Nov. 10-11 Beer and Wine Festival 2017 Brew master Dinner Nov. 10 and the Beer and Wine Festival Nov. 11 www.holidayvalley.com Nov. 15 Overnight Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook. com/pg/The-WildwoodSanitarium-RestorationProject-293660687776547 Nov. 17 Warren Miller Movie in Corning Nov. 18 Cattaraugus County Arts Council Winter Arts Festival This is the ideal setting for visitors to begin their holiday shopping. The sale will be in the Holiday Valley Lodge. Paintings, prints, photographs, pottery, jewelry, and fiber arts are a few of the many original artworks that will be for sale at this juried exhibition and sale. Shoppers are eager to meet the artists in person and find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. Hours are 11-6. Nov. 18 3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park For more information on this event please visit https://www. facebook.com/alleganystatepark Nov. 19 Allegany Area Historical Association presents Bob McCoy
For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/ AlleganyHeritageCenter/
Nov. 23 2017 Annual Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure There is no admission fee for participants, but the Y will be collecting nonperishable food donations for Olean Food Pantry, Inc. outside Murphy Auditorium. For more information on this event please visit http://www. yourymca.org/ Nov. 24 Target Opening Day, Holiday Valley November 24 Tentative Opening Day Holiday Valley Nov. 24-26 Christmas in Ellicottville A celebration of the Holiday season to come, complete with lights, window decorations, strolling carolers and good Christmas cheer in the quaint Village of Ellicottville wwww.ellicottvilleny.com Nov. 25 StrOlean - Small Business Saturday For more information or registration forms, please call the Chamber at 716-372-4433 or email email@example.com. please visit http://oleanny.com Nov. 25 Salamanca Christmas Tree Lighting If you are interested in being in the parade - contact Donna Raahauge at 716-378-5468. We’re asking every entry in
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the parade to be lighted with Christmas Lights. Nov. 30 Salamanca Christmas Tree Lighting If you are interested in being in the parade - contact Donna Raahauge at 716-378-5468. We’re asking every entry in the parade to be lighted with Christmas Lights. Dec. 2 Christmas Stroll An old fashioned Village Christmas tradition, a living Nativity complete with live sheep, a donkey and even a camel! Dec. 27-31 Training Center Christmas Camp
5 days of training for race, freestyle, snowboard, Eagles, Falcons or Masters program. For more information email the Mountain Sports Center. Dec. 31 - Jan 1 New Year’s Eve Celebration
Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy’s Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight! Jan. 2 - 8 Canadian Friendship Week Welcome Canadians! Our annual Canadian Friendship week is from Monday, January 2nd to Sunday, January 8th. During this week, lift tickets and rental equipment are at par when paying with Canadian cash or check.
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Cattaraugus County Arts Council Presents Juried Show of Jewelry Paintings Wood Carving Photographs Pottery Fiber Arts and more!
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“Farmer’s Trust” - 6”x6” Oil on copper 2016 by Mikel Wintermantel Come and discover the unique works created by regional fine artists and artisans at The Winter Arts Festival. This juried fine art show and sale at the Lodge at Holiday Valley is Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You will find many works inspired by the natural environment, but none more so than those by these participants whose muses are land, sea and wildlife. Landscape oil painter and Copley Master Mikel Wintermantel describes how nature inspires and revives him this way, “Whenever I need to reset or I have a chance to escape the “rat race,” I invariably turn to nature. It is a common human reaction to stress, a compulsive need to reconnect with the environment. That feeling has been with me my entire life. It is not something that is taught, it is part of my very being. For those reasons, it was a foregone conclusion that I would paint landscapes, particularly the luminous landscape of the northeast that the artists of the Hudson River School captured in the mid-19th century. We are fortunate to be surrounded by much of the same light and space that inspired those artists to create a tribute to Mother Nature. And I am fortunate enough to have the ability to create my own visceral response, in paint, to the beauty of the American landscape.”
Mikel’s work is well known and has found a home in numerous collections worldwide. He has had the pleasure of meeting many of those collectors and is at once humbled and flattered to be included in those collections, hanging alongside many of his favorite artists. In a much wetter environment, underwater photographer Jerry Cummins Sr. is a scuba diver first and later became a photographer of seascapes so he could share his experiences with his family and friends. It started as a hobby, and this past summer he successfully sold his work at Art in the Park in Olean, and now he joins the Winter Arts Festival. Jerry’s company, J & D Scuba, in Allegany will be 40 next year. He describes how he got into the business, “I started scuba diving back in 1969 while in high school - I was a huge “Sea Hunt” fan of Lloyd Bridges [a 1958-1961 television program]. I was so hooked that when I got out of the US Navy in 1977 I wanted to get more involved in diving and became an assistant instructor. Then I open J & D Scuba Shop in 1978 and in 1980 I became a NAUI Dive Instructor. We offer all levels of scuba training and specialize in dive travel.” For his equipment, Cummins uses a GoPro with underwater housing, red filter and Strobe.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Strength Training
By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer
You don’t have to be a bodybuilder or professional athlete to reap the benefits of weight training. When done correctly, weight training can help you lose fat, increase your strength and muscle tone, and improve your bone density. If done incorrectly, however, weight training won’t give you these benefits — and may even lead to injury. You might learn weight training techniques by watching friends or others in the gym, but sometimes what you see isn’t safe. Incorrect weight training technique can lead to sprains, strains, fractures and other painful injuries that may hamper your weight training efforts. One of the reasons I love personal training individuals is to instruct them to use proper form. I love when they experience an exercise correctly and reap the benefits or ‘feel’ the right muscles working. So often, I hear, “I don’t know where I should feel this OR I don’t feel anything.” That tells me a lot as a trainer and puts me into teacher gear. The following tips will
help you to train safe and effectively: • Lift an appropriate amount of weight. Start with a weight you can lift comfortably 12 to 15 times. For most people, a single set of 12 repetitions with the proper weight can build strength efficiently and can be as effective as three sets of the same exercise. As you get stronger, gradually increase the amount of weight. • Use proper form. Learn to do each exercise correctly. When lifting weights, move through the full range of motion in your joints. The better your form, the better your results, and the less likely you are to hurt yourself. If you’re unable to maintain good form, decrease the weight or the number of repetitions. Remember that proper form matters even when you pick up and replace your weights on the weight racks. If you’re not sure whether you’re doing a particular exercise correctly, ask a personal trainer or other fitness specialist for help. • Breathe. You might be tempted to hold your breath while you’re lifting weights. Don’t hold your breath. Instead, breathe out as you lift the weight and breathe in as you lower the weight. • Seek balance. Work all of your major muscles — including the abdomen, hips, legs, chest, back, shoulders and arms. Strengthen the opposing muscles in a balanced way, such as the fronts and backs of the arms. • Incorporate weight training into a fitness routine at least two times a week. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends
incorporating strength-training exercises of all the major muscle groups into a fitness routine at least two times a week. • Rest. Avoid exercising the same muscles two days in a row. You might work all of your major muscle groups at a single session two or three times a week, or plan daily sessions for specific muscle groups. For example, on Monday work your arms and shoulders, on Tuesday work your legs, and so on. The following are some common Don’ts for strength training: • Don’t skip the warm-up. Cold muscles are more prone to injury than are warm muscles. Before you lift weights, warm up with five to 10 minutes of brisk walking or other aerobic activity. • Don’t rush. Move the weight in an unhurried, controlled fashion. Taking it slow helps you isolate the muscles you want to work and keeps you from relying on momentum to lift the weight. • Don’t overdo. For most people, completing one set of exercises to the point of fatigue is usually enough. Additional sets may take up extra time and contribute to overload injury. However, the number of sets that you perform may differ depending on your fitness goals. • Don’t ignore pain. If an exercise causes pain, stop. Try the exercise again in a few days or try it with less weight. And, remember— the more you concentrate on proper weight training technique, the more you’ll get out of your weight training program.
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Heather and Shawn Lafferty, a pair of EMTs from the West Valley Volunteer Hose Company, won first place in a clinical challenge competition last month at the EMS World Expo in Las Vegas. By Rich Place
A pair of volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMTs) from West Valley recently proved they are among the best in what they do and were rewarded for it with a trip next year to Copenhagen, Denmark. Shawn and Heather Lafferty beat a group of 20 EMT-Basics, including two other pairs in a final round streamed live online, in a competition last month at EMS World Expo, deemed North America’s largest EMS event, in Las Vegas, Nev. The married couple were the only volunteers in the competition, they said, which included teams from four different countries. “It really was pretty cool to know that our training as a volunteer in Cattaraugus County — little ol’ West Valley — stood up in a world competition,” Shawn said. “We met their expectations. “The training we do here at the county — if anyone thinks it’s second to none — well, we just kind of beat the world.” The Laffertys entered the clinical challenge competition almost on a whim; they flew out to the expo in Las Vegas after one of the members of the fire department had complementary airplane tickets to be used for volunteer
service. They had gone there initially for the expo’s other offerings, like the classes and vendors, Shawn said. The initial round, held Thursday, Oct. 19, consisted of a three-minute online questionand-answer session. The couple was notified that evening they made the final three pairs and were guaranteed at least an iPad for qualifying for the final round. The final round the following day was a bit more high stakes: a real-life scenario that was broadcast live on the EMS World Facebook page. The three teams were scored on specific parameters, the specifics of which were made known after the competition. “It was an overdose patient,” Shawn said about the final round. “We had to recognize it was an overdose, administer oxygen, administer Narcan, treat for hypothermia because the scenario was that the person had been down and unconscious for six hours, and transport.” The Laffertys — who traditionally do not work as a team because one often stays home with their children when a call comes in — completed the challenge in five minutes, well ahead of the 10-minute time limit. During an awards ceremony later in the evening, the
Laffertys learned they had won first prize: a trip to the worldwide EMS convention in Copenhagen in April. “Just the fact we are volunteers and no one else was, and the fact that we are not a team like all the other teams were” was remarkable, Shawn said. Shawn said he and his wife weren’t necessarily nervous about the final round, but admitted he was more nervous when they learned it would be streamed on Facebook Live. “We were like ‘oh great’ — all our friends and chiefs who have trained us and anybody who has given us training in the past can actually judge our high-stress final competition,” he said. But that is seemingly where the nervousness ended. “You go in there and you do a job,” he said both about the competition and his responsibility overall as an EMT. “You know what you got to do — we are basic life support. It’s our job to recognize a life threat, do what we can and transport to a hospital. That’s what we did.” Shawn has been an EMT for about five years; Heather has been doing it for nearly 20 years and said her volunteer work as an EMT led her enter nursing school and change her career. “It’s very humbling to know with the training I have been given I can (execute) without stressing out,” Heather said. “Twenty years ago, when I first started, that probably wouldn’t have been the case.” Both Shawn and Heather credited the training they’ve received at both the local and county level, and credited their chiefs and past EMT captains for the knowledge they’ve passed on and their commitment for their volunteers to receive the best training for their duties. Those interested in watching the competition can visit the live-recorded video by visiting bit.ly/2hTbKnU.
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Harbor in December of 1941. It was this historic event that prompted her, unmarried and working in the city, to enlist in the Marine Corps. “War had been declared, and I figured as an individual, I had an obligation to do something,” she said. Betty enlisted in 1942, was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and assigned to the aviation division. Her role was to teach young pilots how to distinguish the differences between allied and enemy aircraft, many of which had very minor differences. “I would teach them by putting the silhouette of a plane on a projector screen. Of course, the room had to be dark. Invariably when the lights would come back on, some of them would be sound asleep. So, I said to them, ‘It’s your neck,’” she said. My grandmother started as a private and worked her way up to sergeant in a matter of two years. She was later honorably discharged from the Marine Corp after the death of her father. She later married and settled in northwest Ohio, where she began her teaching career and started a family in a small, farm community far from her city roots and military experience. This past September, Grandma Betty returned to Washington D.C. for the first time since her stint in the Marine Corps as a member of the Findlay, Ohio-based Flag City Honor Flight. The stops included the World War II Memorial, the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, and many other memorials along the National Mall. Grandma Betty flew a U.S. flag outside of her house every day, and even still, stands for the presentation of the flag or the Battle Hymn of the Republic. But as the wife of an active duty Army soldier, with more than 20 years of service under his belt, my grandmother isn’t my only influence when it comes to recognizing service to country and honoring our veterans. While many may think a sufficient way to honor service
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is through simple displays of patriotism, such as flying a flag or attending a parade, I’ve learned that there are far more effective ways. Through my spouse, I’ve realized the importance of recognizing a veteran, whether it be through offering a friendly handshake and a thank you for service, or picking up a bill at a restaurant. A simple conversation with a veteran about how long they served, where they were stationed, or what they did, makes a more lasting impression than an anonymous flag flying on a home. I cannot begin to count the number of times I have been out in public with my husband and we have just stood and talked to a veteran and his spouse. When he sees a veteran with a hat covered in pins, or apparel noting service, these are just a few of the ways that he chooses to honor veterans, typically not even mentioning that he is one himself. This Veterans Day, consider taking his example and honoring service by interacting with our local veterans and learning about the sacrifices they have made for our country. Ellicottville will hold an annual observance of the holiday on the Village Green in front of the gazebo, and Village and Town Halls. The short ceremony will be led by Dale Dunkleman of the American Legion Post 659, and a 21 gun salute to all heroes, both living and fallen. The ceremony will end with a memorial wreath placed on the lawn. Venture outside of your comfort zone this Veterans Day and try being social as a way of paying respects. All of our Veterans surely did.
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“Riding the extra mile for you for all your real estate needs in Ellicottville and the Southern Tier!”
$1,295,000 Motivated Greer Hill owner!
Over 5000 sf of custom log home, professionally decorated throughout, 5 BR/ 4.2 BA, 2 master suites, wide plank ﬂoors, 2 massive stone ﬁreplaces, multiple decks, hot tub, ski in/ ski out access.
$254,900 Turn Key Townhouse
4 BR/ 2.5 BA living level entry townhouse w 1760 sf, gas FP, directly across from HoliMont and an easy walk to village.
$89,000 Slope side convenience!
Tastefully updated one bedroom condo with new gas ﬁreplace, easy access to slopes, tennis courts, golf course, trials – at a price you will love!
$249,900 Walk to Sunset Chairlift!
Move right in to this furnished mid-level end unit townhouse in desirable HoliMont location, with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, ﬁreplace, priced to move!
$548,000 Upscale Village Condo
Enjoy the sights & convenience of Ellicottville in this 1700 sq ft condo that takes urban loft to a whole new level, high end appliances, reclaimed wood and brick, upper deck, includes parking!
$435,000 So much more than a home!
$529,000 Fabulous HoliMont Chalet!
Perfect for year-round or ski families, Incredible slope views in this stunning 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – living and family lovingly cared for by its full-time owners, almost 2 acres, 5 BR, 4 BA, room, 2 FP, huge open kitchen, on 5 acres gas ﬁreplace, separate studio plus barn, with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! huge deck and yard.
$95,000 Reduced Price!
Owner has reduced the price! Let a tenant help pay your mortgage. Home includes a two-bedroom upper apartment, and pleasant yard.
$39,000 Wooded building lot
Minutes to everything, yet private and peaceful, this pristine 5+ acre lot is located in popular subdivision with additional lot available.
Check out our office listings at: www.ellicottville.com
Cathy Pritchard: (716) 983-4234 Melanie Pritchard: (716) 480-8409
When You’re Happy, Team Pritchard is Happy!
$924,000 A Class of its Own!
Relax with friends and family in 5-Star luxury at the EllicottVillas, Ellicottville’s most popular residential community. These beautiful and spacious Villas designed with open floor plans are the perfect complement to your group’s stay in Ellicottville. Spend a weekend or full week with us. Or become an owner and enjoy this great space while also seeing a return from Ellicottville’s attractive rental market.
Breathtaking sunsets await in this exceptional 3,700 sq. ft. chalet. The utmost attention to detail, 2 master suites, dynamite kitchen/living/dining, expansive deck w/ hot tub!
Off-Season Rental Rates until Dec. 1 Sleeping Capacity up to 14
Book Your Fall or Winter Vacations NOW! Affordable Luxury in the heart of Ellicottville
• 3,300 +/- Sq. Ft. • Perfect Place to Stay for Ski Groups, Wedding Parties, Family & Corporate Retreats • Walking Distance to Village of Ellicottville • One Bedroom Efficiency Rentals also Available
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$259,000 Move in Ready!
$84,900 Building Lot in Village
This 3/2 is steps to the main chalet at HM. Ski Room opens to the well-designed great room f/ dining, living and kitchen. Expanded glass wall for the view of the creek & woods.
Village Park is across the street, walk to library, legion & downtown. Great location for second home!
$269,000 The Great Escape
$329,000 Great Rental History!
$79,000 Country Home!
Escape the mundane with slope views of HoliMont on 7 acres. 4/3, great ﬂoor plan & sold mostly furnished. A must see!
$269,000 New Build!
GBT is adding a new building to feature three new units. This is a 3/2.1 end unit f/ att. gar., open layout ideal for entertaining & walking distance to the village! Buy now and pick out your ﬁnishes!
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Lovingly maintained & fully furnished this 3/3 sits less than 2 miles from HV and close to State Land. Quick drive to the village!
$399,000 Great Location!
5+ ac. & vast views! 4/3 located less than 1 mile outside of the village featuring a 2 car garage & clean open layout!
Bright open layout in this immaculate double wide situated on nearly 1 acre. Front & back decks to take in the beautiful scenery. Oversized 2-car garage!
$120,000 Corner Lot!
Stately 3/2 situated in the vlg. of Cattaraugus. Lovingly maintained inside & out. Large deck is the ideal location to unwind after a long day.