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DECEMBER 2-8, 2016

The Official Newspaper

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

Christmas Carols in the Park Dec. 3 By Alicia Dziak

If you’re looking for a fun way to get into the holiday spirit, look no further than Christmas Carols in the Park, happening this Saturday, Dec. 3. At 6:30 p.m., meet up with friends old and new at Fiddler’s Green Park, where an evening of festive music will be centered around the gazebo. “This event will be for the community,” said Debbie Hintz, director of the Trading Post, who is sponsoring the event. “It is a way to bring everyone together to celebrate the Christmas season.” Local musicians Hintz of Thunder and George Miller will lead the caroling. “There will be a candle lighting for our last song of Silent Night,” Hintz stated.

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The holiday season is here, which means checking off the gift-giving lists, preparing holiday treats and of course, dragging out all of those bins and decorating the house. For many, transforming your space into a winter wonderland isn’t complete without the addition of a Christmas tree, and lucky for us, the Springville area boasts many spots to find your perfect pine.

December 3 Christmas Carols in the Park December 3 Concord Country Christmas

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December 10 Fuller Family Holiday Event at Springville Health & Fitness


Hintz envisions the event as “a simple production in a great setting.” “Our goal is to make this an annual event,” she added. This is an outdoor event, so come dressed for the weather.

Spend an evening celebrating the season and enjoying the company of your neighbors. Christmas Carols in the Park is sure to become a new community tradition!

Christmas Clubs Promoted Holiday Savings

December 15 SGI Staff/Alumni and Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Fuller Family Holiday Event Dec. 10

By Alicia Dziak

Pictured is Citizens Bank at the corner Main and North Buffalo Streets around 1911. The building was originally built as the First National Bank of Springville in the 1883. The old First National Bank was dissolved and the Citizens Bank took over the building in 1902. This Citizens Bank is not to be confused with the larger chain Citizens Bank in Tops Supermarket. The old Citizens Bank was a local bank; its depositors and the board were comprised of local businessman. The bank was known offering loans and building up Springville’s manufacturing base as well as its Christmas Club. In 1927, at its Silver anniversary, it claimed to have financed Winsmith, the Canning Factory, Smith and Smith Manufacturing, Walling Brothers and many more. The building was razed in 1935 to build the new yellow brick structure that still stands today as the Springville Municipal Office Building. (If you walk by the village offices in the back of the building and look up, you can still see the vault alarm.) The bank itself was sold to Marine Midland in 1956. Marine Midland then built the new structure on Buffalo Street before being bought by HSBC, and is now Community Bank.

As the community continues to band together and be #springvillestrong, we head into the holiday season looking for additional ways to help the family of Alyssa Hearn. Community members would like to give Alyssa’s family a special Christmas this year, and so was planned the Fuller Family Holiday Event and Zumbathon. This event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Springville Health & Fitness, 243 West Main Street in Springville. It’s open to all and admission will be an unwrapped gift for the family. Gift suggestions include: Ideas for Alyssa’s 9-year-old brother Kyle and 10-year-old brother Parker—Disney Gift Cards (Alyssa always wanted to go to Disney World, so Kyle wants to plan a trip), anything Nerf, art/drawing supplies, an airbrush kit, anything remote control, video games for Xbox. Ideas for Alyssa’s baby brother, MJ — baby dirt devil vacuum, balls, cars, trucks, 24 months clothes. Ideas for Alyssa’s mom, Katie— Any

By Derek M. Otto

Do you have the Black Friday blues? This is that horrible feeling that you spent too much on holiday shopping or even worse, charged way too much on your credit card.

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KB’s Goslin Receives Kubicki Award

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By Jennie Acklin

Middle School Musical Dec. 9-10

It’s time again for the Middle School’s annual musical production! If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and The Pea, you may be in for quite a surprise! The mischievous Minstrel (Christian Safford) and Jester (Rachel Stressinger) bring you the little-known ‘true story’ that begins long ago on a stormy night. The quest to find a princess for Prince

This syndrome could also be caused by the reality you had not put enough away. In the last century, banks tried to help customers by creating Christmas club accounts. By the 1900s, Christmas

shopping was really starting to flourish in American cities. To help customers better prepare for the holiday, the treasurer of the Carlisle Trust Company in Carlisle, PA started a Christmas Club to help people save for the holiday. This first Christmas club in America grew to have 350 patrons and each saved about $28. The money was dispersed on Dec. 1. The concept didn’t spread readily. Neither the bankers nor the customers were going to make money; the interest was zero or very small. The small savings accounts were more or less safe guards for the money.

Dauntless the Drab (Wyeth Messer) turns out to be a hilarious adventure, featuring many colorful characters, including an overbearing Queen (Morgan Harrington), a mute King (Austin Yetter) and a brave Knight (Zachary Scime). The ladies and gentleman of the kingdom cheer on the boisterous Princess Winnifred (Campbell Brown) as she See MS Musical page 4

Debbie Goslin, snowsports director of Kissing Bridge, is the 2016 recipient of the Ron Kubicki Staff Appreciation Award. This is only the second year of the award, and was presented to Goslin at the Snowsports Management Seminar at Killington, VT, on Tuesday, Nov. 29. In October 2015, the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Eastern Division’s Board of Directors approved the creation of the new award for snowsports school directors, and named it after Holiday Valley’s Ron Kubicki, who retired in November 2015 after decades of service at the resort. The award recognizes snowsports school directors of smaller, and perhaps less-known, resorts that have demonstrated support and advocacy for their staff and earned tremendous respect, admiration and loyalty from their school staff members. Goslin started teaching at Kissing Bridge in the winter of 1976. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she and her husband, Tim, welcomed three children

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Pet Expo at McKinley Mall Dec. 10

Head to McKinley Mall on Saturday, Dec. 10 for the annual Rally to Rescue Holiday Pet Expo. Hosted by Ten Lives Club, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the mall between Sears and Best Buy.

The expo features numerous local animal rescues, including Ten Lives Club, Ears Rabbit Rescue, Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS), Feral Cat Focus, Joyful Rescues, Buddy’s Second Chance, Silver Lining for Pit Bulls,

Pitty Love, Buffalo Paws & Claws and Tabby Town. Admission is free. There will be crafts, pet treats and jewelry for sale, and of course, plenty of adorable and adoptable pets waiting for their forever homes!

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Annual Concord Country Christmas Dec. 3

The annual Concord Country Christmas will be held Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Concord Mercantile at 17 Franklin Street in Springville. This year, the Concord Historical Society bakers have cooked quite a stash of treats that will be sold 10 a.m. to noon. Santa’s Reindeer will be visiting from noon to 3 p.m., and the Jolly Old Elf himself shows up at 1 p.m., and will be there until 2. The afternoon closes with the Concord Mercantile Musicians at 2 p.m. Parents, don’t forget—Santa picks up letters in the North Pole Mailbox. Letters with a self addressed stamped envelope will receive a response from Santa.

Springville Community Chorale Concert Dec. 4

The Springville Community Chorale is happy to have regrouped, after a brief hiatus, under the enthusiastic leadership of new director Colleen Marcello Brecker, known to many in the Springville area as a professional vocalist and director. Under her able direction, the chorale will present a warm, traditional

Christmas concert on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 472 East Main Street, Springville. The chorale is composed of singers, director and accompanist from Springville, West Valley, Gowanda and other communities nearby. It is a group open to all who love to sing and presents

concerts that include a wide variety of musical styles in four-part harmony. The Christmas concert consists of many popular Christmas songs familiar to most people. There is no charge for attending, but in the spirit of the season there is opportunity to contribute canned or paper goods to the local food bank.


December 2 Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas Annual fundraiser, food drive and pie auction. EBC, Ellicottville

December 3 Concord Country Christmas Reindeer, Santa, treats and music. Concord Mercantile, 17 Franklin Street, Springville. December 3 Christmas Carols in the Park 6:30 p.m., Fiddler’s Green Park, hosted by the Trading Post. Community-wide carolling with local musicians.

Woodlot Management and Invasive Species Free Workshop Dec. 13

Managing private woodlots in light of invasions from nonnative insects and plants and an Introduction to the Master Forest Owner Volunteer Program resources available in WNY. As invasive pests continue to emerge as threats on our landscape, learn with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) and local partners about tools to improve your woodlot management. The workshop will provide an overview of resources available to landowners through the Master Forest Owner (MFO) Program and an introduction to woodlot forest pest threats and their significance. These two topics will be covered by Emily Staychock with the CCE MFO Program. Andrea Locke with WNY PRISM will cover invasive plants that occur in forests and forest/ag land edges, with a focus on control options. Allen Young from Erie County Soil & Water District (SWCD) will discuss applying Agricultural Environmental Management principles to your woodlot and how this relates to other programs available to landowners through the District and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The final portion of the workshop will be a 30-minute woods walk

(weather permitting) with Erie County Forester, Shane Daley, looking at some of the management considerations discussed on the Erie County Forest property. This workshop is organized by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Forest Owner (MFO) Volunteer Program. The MFO program trains woodland owners in the principles of forest stewardship and aims to help them become better managers of their own woodlands. These trained MFOs then motivate other woodland owners to become more actively involved in their forestland. The WNY PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) was formed to combat the spread of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species and mitigate associated threats by providing region-wide coordination for invasive species monitoring and management. Its mission is to proactively identify, evaluate and address invasive species priorities in western New York using a coordinated partnership. SWCDs facilitate forest resource assessments through the Agricultural Environmental Management program focused on forest management for healthy, wellmanaged forests to protect soil

and water resources, reduce the impacts of exotic species and provide valuable economic benefit to farm operations. The workshop is open to all interested private woodlot managers targeting those who also manage agricultural lands and agency personnel that work with these land managers. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to noon (registration and refreshments at 9:30) at the Visitor’s Center at the Erie County Parks Bureau of Forestry, intersection of Genesee Road and Warner Gulf Road in East Concord. Please contact Emily Staychock with Cornell Cooperative Extension with questions: ecs268@cornell. edu; (315) 536-5123 ext. 4127. To register for this free event please visit https://reg., or call Emily Staychock. Registration requested by Friday, Dec. 9. For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, please contact Emily by Tuesday, Dec. 6. Additional related workshops will be planned in 2017, this information will be posted on the CCE Erie ( or Master Forest Owner (blogs. sites as it becomes available.

December 3 Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m. to noon, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Activities include crafts and storytelling.$7 adults / $5 children ages 4-12 / 3 and under are free. December 3 Gift Tags and Ornament Making at Beaver Meadow 1 to 3 p.m. Using materials collected in nature, each participant will leave with 10 gift tags and an ornament designed exclusively by them. Pre-registration is required, (585) 457-3228. $10 all ages December 3 Ellicottville Christmas Stroll Living Nativity, reindog parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a live camel and more. December 3 Gelatin Print Card Workshop at SCA December 3 The Probables at SCA December 3-4 Christmas at Hidden Valley See the Lodge decked out in all its Christmas glory. Have breakfast with Santa (served from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.). Dining guests are invited to take photos with Santa in his workship from 10 a.m.-2p.m., 2887 Royce Rd. Varysburg. (585) 535-4100 December 4 Springville Community Chorale Concert 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 472 East Main Street, Springville

December 4 “You’ll Make It Through This,” a timely class for challenging times. 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God, 57 Transit Line Road, Springville.

December 13 Glass Etching Workshop at SCA

December 5 Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Diabetic Support Group Web Sites and Apps, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 East Main Street, 6 p.m. Free. Call (716) 592-9643 for more information.

December 13 Woodlot Management and Invasive Species Workshop 10 a.m. to noon, Visitor’s Center at the Erie County Parks Bureau of Forestry, intersection of Genesee Road and Warner Gulf Road in East Concord. Register by Dec. 9.; (315) 536-5123 x4127

December 9 Santa Arrives in East Concord East Concord Fire Dept. recreation hall, 7 p.m. And yes, he arrives by fire truck!

December 17 Bake Sale and Craft Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Aloysius Parish Hall, Franklin St. Springville Sponsored by St. Al’s Altar Society and St. Al’s Crafters

December 9-10 SGI Middle School Musical Once Upon a Mattress

December 18 “You’ll Make It Through This,” a timely class for challenging times. 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God, 57 Transit Line Road, Springville.

December 10 Santa at Gowanda HarleyDavidson 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 10 Pet Expo Rescue a new pet! Several local animal rescues and vendors. McKinley Mall,10 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 10 Fuller Family Holiday Event Fundraiser for the Fuller Family at Springville Health & Fitness, 3 to 5 p.m. December 10 - 11 Santa Land Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road Orchard Park December 10, 11, 17, 18 Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo December 11 “You’ll Make It Through This,” a timely class for challenging times. 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God, 57 Transit Line Road, Springville. December 12 Christmas in Sardinia Sardinia Town Hall, 12320 Savage Road, 7 p.m. The Pioneer Community Country Band in concert. Free.

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December 24: Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6 p.m. at the Assembly of God, 57 Transit Line Road, Springville (592-4652). December 25 Christmas Service 10 a.m. featuring a children’s presentation of the birth of Jesus. Assembly of God, 57 Transit Line Road, Springville Weekends through December 23 North Pole Express Train at the Arcade and Attica Railroad Sing Christmas carols on your way to the North Pole. Bring your letter for Santa and visit with the elves and jolly St. Nick himself at Santa’s Workshop! Don’t forget to wear your PJs! Hot dogs, hot chocolate and “Curriers” Elf Cookies will be available for purchase. (585) 429-3100 Weekends through December 18 Polar Express Train Ride The ride is one hour long, round trip. Enjoy hot cocoa and a cookie on board. There is a short stop at the North Pole to pick-up Santa. The ride is one hour long, round trip. Enjoy hot cocoa and a cookie on board. There is a short stop at the North Pole to pick-up Santa

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New Officers, Partnership and Program for Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Springville names new officers a new partnership and an antidrug program. Big changes at the Boys and Girls Club of Springville became effective Nov. 1, 2017. Not only was a new slate of officers elected, the club also changed its partnership from the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora to the Boys & Girls Club of Orchard Park. Though, you won’t notice any changes. Newly elected officers are: Jim Howe, Board President Jessica Johnston, Board Vice President Adam Beeman, Secretary Ashley Kehr, Treasurer Debra Randall, Immediate Past President. The rest of the board consists of Jack Gerber, Eric Lawton and Deborah Ott. Many years ago, when a dedicated group of Springville residents wanted to bring a Boys & Girls Club to Springville, they reached out to Gary D. Schutrum, Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora. The goal back then was for East Aurora to help Springville become a great club and reach its potential of taking care of the youth in Springville. As Springville grew, East Aurora would back away and let Springville become an independent club with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

As time went on, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America changed its philosophy about individual clubs. They were no longer granting new clubs and Springville would have to remain a “unit” of East Aurora. With different community demographics than East Aurora, the Springville Board began looking at new long range options. Many options were explored over the past 12 months, ending with a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Orchard Park. Debra Randall, who was the board president through this transition period, said, “It came down to demographics. We felt that the Orchard Park Club was more in line with the demographics in Springville. If we were going to be in a long relationship as a ‘unit’ we wanted to find a club that better reflected Springville.” Retiring board member, Marg Chapman said, “If it wasn’t for the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora, we wouldn’t be here. They are responsible for making us into what we are today. They helped us through the rough times. Times when we were struggling with our budget, times when we had more members and desperately needed more man power. And here we are now, all grown up. Gary Schutrum was the key to our success. We will miss him dearly.”

New board president Jim Howe said, “It’s a new chapter for the Springville Club. It will be exciting and challenging, we are looking forward to the new relationship. We are looking forward to enhancing the experience for our club members as we continue to grow.” One of the new challenges that club is undertaking is “Smart Moves.” Smart Moves is an anti-drug program run through Boys & Girls Clubs or America. Board members Chapman and Johnston have spearheaded the project. With the help of Grover Riefler and the Springville Griffith Community Foundations’ recent event, the Wine and Cheese Tasting, enough money was raised to purchase the program and train club staff. Club members, through age appropriate topics, will learn resistance techniques that they will use forever and that will help them say no to destructive decisions. Johnston said of the program, “We live in Springville and we see what is happening around us. It’s a community issue and we felt it was our duty to jump in, roll up our sleeves and help solve the issue. It’s been a lot of hard work. But it is work that will pay off and make our community safer and better.”

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into their family – all who were destined to beskiers. Tim eventually became a ski instructor as well, and for over years, the family commuted every weekend to Kissing Bridge. Debbie joined PSIA-E in 1983 and her first “Registration” clinic was with the late great Otto Frei! Associate Certification was earned in 1990. In 1985, because of her children and their need for instruction, Debbie and a few instructors started the Animal Krakers children’s program. Known then as “Mama Gos,” Debbie drove the program to a new respect and in 1988, was named the first Children’s Director at Kissing Bridge. During that tenure, Debbie developed daily and seasonal programs. On any given weekend, the KB Cruisers daily program has weekend enrollment of close to 200 kids. The BridgeBusters, Extreme Team, BoardBusters and GateBusters seasonal programs have enrollment of over 150 young skiers and riders. In 1998, Mark Halter offered her the position of ski school director – another first for Kissing Bridge— a female director. She continues in that role today.

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31, 2016. This offer applies to bookings on any day of the week, giving you endless opportunities to get out with your family and friends. Choose from the various campgrounds at Allegany State Park, Letchworth State Park, Wellesley Island State Park and Taconic State Park. Book your stay using Reserve America and

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Debbie served 11 years as the snowsports management committee chairperson. Debbie is always attending seminars and meetings to keep her current with industry standards. She attends regional shows and the SIA show every year as a consultant to Leki, USA. She has a constant desire for knowledge and brings that knowledge to her staff. Most weekends, you can find her on the beginner slope helping to coach new instructors or with a class of her own. Kubicki stated, “Debbie has

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SYI Indoor Soccer for Students in Grades 3-6

Looking for a way for your kids to use up that wintertime energy? Sign them up for SYI’s indoor soccer league, open to kids in grades 3-6. The league will start on Jan. 24 and run Tuesday and Thursday evenings through March 22. Two 45-minute games are held per night in the middle school gym.

tries to pass the test and win the Prince’s hand in marriage. This clever and slightly ridiculous version of a classic tale is sure to entertain people of all ages. Chances are, you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again! The cast and crew of Once Upon a Mattress take over the stage on Dec. 9 and 10. Performances will be held at SGI High School’s Lyle G. Palmer Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, $8 adults, $5 students and seniors, and can be purchased online by visiting Bring your family, friends, children and grandparents for an evening of fun and laughter!

Cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Space is limited to four teams and 44 kids. Registration is now open and will run through Dec. 15. For more info, email Alicia Dziak at adziak@hotmail. com. To sign up, visit www.


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Mark your calendars for the SGI Staff/ Alumni Celebrity Basketball game! Brought to you by the Sports Marketing Class, the game will take place at the Springville High School Gym on Dec. 15. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., with a 6:30 tipoff. Cost is $3 pre-sale or $5 at the door. Celebrities include: Jeremy WhiteWGR 550, Jonah Javad- WGRZ/Channel 2 Sports, Brett Alan- WYRK 106.5, Joe Licata- UB Football All Time Passer, Tyler Dunne- Bleacher Report, Nick MendolaNBC Sports soccer/FC Buffalo owner, Heather Prusak- WGRZ/Channel 2 Sports, Mark Bouquin- American Grit Winner (Fox), Joe Buscaglia- WKBW Channel 7 Sports, Sal Capaccio- WGR 550/Time Warner/Buffalo Bills Network, Courtney Corbetta- Channel 7/AM Buffalo and Rich Gaenzler “Bull” 97 Rock. Teachers/alumni include: Robert Gainey- P.E. teacher/Coach, Greg MillerSocial Studies teacher/Coach, Karen

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December 5 Supt. Conf. Day HS Parent/Teacher Conf. Day at CES December 7 CES Winter Concert December 9-10 Middle School Musical

December 13 CES PTA Meeting SES Winter Concert December 15 Staff/ Celebrity Basketball Game December 16 End of 15-week marking period Reynolds- P.E. Teacher, James Bialasik – High School Principal, Dave Broom – 5th Grade Teacher, Chris Scarpine – SES Principal, Gretchen Heichberger- 6th Grade Math Teacher, Olivia Emerling- Alumni, 1,000 Point Scorer and Mark Vogel – High School Teacher. The event benefits Roswell Cancer Institute. For tickets, email

December 2 Co-Ed Varsity Indoor Track BCE- Tri-Meet 5 p.m. Away Varsity Swimming - Boys East Aurora 5 p.m. Away December 3 Varsity Wrestling Maple Grove Varsity Tournament 9:30 a.m. Away

JV Basketball - Boys Salamanca 5 p.m. Home

December 2 Parent Teacher Conference Day (1/2 Day for SES and CES)

December 12 SES PTA Meeting Board of Ed meeting


December 6 Varsity Swimming - Boys Cheektowaga 4:30 p.m. Away

Upcoming SGI Events

JV Basketball - Girls East Aurora 6 p.m. Away Varsity Basketball - Boys Salamanca 6:30 p.m. Home Varsity Basketball - Girls East Aurora 7:30 p.m. Away December 7 Varsity Wrestling Alden 6 p.m. Home December 8 Varsity Co-ed Bowling Pioneer 4 p.m. Home

coaches corner Varsity Girls Basketball, coach Bob Gainey We are expecting big things from our team this year... we have an excellent mix of experience with young players that bring great energy and confidence... we have been working a lot on our offensive skills and hoping the hard work pays off in games. JV/Varsity Wrestling, coach Mark Vogel The Springville Griffins Wrestling team has been hard at work preparing for the season. The squad of 18 wrestlers has been led by veterans Benn Smith, Ian Baker and Matt Evans. The athletes wrestled tough at their first scrimmage against a multitude of teams at Catt Little Valley on Saturday, Nov. 26 and are getting ready for their first tournament Saturday, Dec. 3 at Maple Grove. Their first match will be home against Alden on Dec. 7.

December 21 HS Winter Concert December 22 SES PTA Holiday Carnival Middle School Holiday Follies December 23 Holiday Recess

3rd and 4th Graders Ski Free at KB and HV Once again this year, 3rd and 4th graders across the state can ski or ride for free. Learn to Ski or Ride for FREE The Kids Learn to Ski or Ride Passport is the perfect program for those who do not ski or are true beginners. With the Learn to Ski or Ride program, a child receives a lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental free at all participating ski areas. There are over 20 ski areas throughout New York State, includng Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley, participating in the Learn to Ski or Ride program. Once you receive your Passport in the mail, you can start hitting the slopes. Reservations at ski areas may be required. Ski or Ride for FREE The Kids Ski or Ride Free Passport is the right program for 3rd and 4th graders who already know how to ski or snowboard. With the Ski or Ride Free program, a child receives up to three free lift tickets at all participating ski areas when accompanied by a paying adult. There are over 20 ski areas throughout New York State participating in the Ski or Ride Free program. Once you receive your Passport in the mail, you

can start shredding all over the state. For both programs, a $26 processing fee applies, and you must show proof child is in 3rd or 4th grade. For more info, and to apply, visit www.iskiny. com.

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Tree Farms

Trevett Tree Farm, at 13028 Trevett Road in Springville, is open weekends and close to home. For more info, call (716) 592-2957 or visit www. Highlander Forest Christmas Trees, at 11730 Warner Gulf Road in East Concord is a family run tree farm. For more info, call (716) 496-8845. Hill’s Christmas Tree Farm, at 13214 Belscher Road in Springville, is a family owned and operated “Choose and Cut” tree farm. For more info, (716) 592-5096 or visit www. Forevergreens Tree Farm, at 11398 Bolton Road in Springville, offers many kinds of trees. The farm is open weekends, 9 a.m. to 5

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p.m., through Christmas or weekdays by appointment. For more info, call (716) 560-8004 or visit Roth’s Hillside Tree and Produce Farm, at 182 North Main Street in Holland, offers fields of u-cut trees, barns filled with fresh cut trees, and a gift shop filled with items for everyone’s taste. For more info, call (716) 537-9398 or visit Field of Dreams Christmas Tree Farm is located at 6550 Vermont Hills Road in South Wales. We open the Friday after Thanksgiving and stay open through the second Sunday in December. For more info, call (716) 652-7638. Check out Country Pine Farm at 11996 Humphries

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Road in Holland. Christmas memories are created as you cut your own tree or purchase a fresh cut tree. Enjoy this winter wonderland with quaint gift shop. Dogs are welcome. For more info, call (716) 537-9327 or visit www.countrypinefarm. com. Boston Hill Nursery, at 7421 Old Lower East Hill Road in Colden, offers ALL cut your own and pre-cut trees and a selection of wreaths and roping. For more info, call (716) 662-7411 or visit www. Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the season as you search for the perfect tree to grace your home this December!

‘Tis Better to Give Workshops at SCA

The Arts Center will is hosting a series of Make-andTake workshops, presented in conjunction with Makers Buffalo. Allison Duwe will host a Gelatin Print Card workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. Participants are to print leaves or other small textured objects to incorporate into their printmaking. This workshop is good for ages 12-adult and costs $18 for members and $20 non-members. Gretchen Meyers of Makers Buffalo returns on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. for a session on glass etching. Participants will cut patterns and etch two giftable glasses. The fee is $25 members and $27 for non-members.

Space is limited. Please register in advance for these classes by calling (716) 592-

9038. Springville Center for the Arts is located at 37 N Buffalo Street in Springville.

North Collins Public Library Events

Dec. 4, 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Graham Cracker houses, sign up required Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m. Cris Johnson “The Christmas Magic Show” Dec. 25 and 26, Library Closed North Collins Public Library, is located at 2095 School St. PO Box 730, North Collins, NY 14111, (716) 337-3211.

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Magical Creatures: Monday, Dec. 5 from 6-7 p.m. Unicorns, dragons, and ogres, OH MY! Join us for stories, crafts and games as we explore the world of magical creatures. Ages 6-10, please stop by the library or call 716-532-5129 to register. Coloring Night: Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6-7 p.m. All ages welcome. Computer Basics: Friday, Dec. 9 from 1-3 p.m. 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. Registration is required. Book Club: Monday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. We will be discussing John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas, all are welcome. Call the library to sign up. Craft Club: Monday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. Come make crafts with friends! Sign up is required. Please call or stop by to register. Graham Cracker Houses: Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. Come build your own graham cracker house! Brought to you by Explore and More Children’s Museum! Limited to 20 spots, call to save a spot 532-5129! Ages 2-12 Decorate Christmas Cookies: Thursday, December 15 from 5-6pm. Come and decorate some Christmas cookies with us! Cookies and decorations provided! Open to all ages, registration is encouraged!

We have a community room that is available for community groups. Call for availability. Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. Library Hours: Monday 2-8 p.m., Tuesday 2-8 p.m., Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday 2-8 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m. -5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday - CLOSED. Telephone - 532-5129.

Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord Events Adult Coloring - *For ages 18 and over*, Friday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Come in, unplug, take a break from adulting, and take part in this meditative, relaxing activity. Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Bring a friend and drop in at your convenience. Different theme each month. Adult Coloring - evening, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. Family History Research with Ancestry Library Edition Database, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Skill level: Advanced Requirements: mouse, typing, and Internet skills, flash drive (optional) Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. An Introduction to tracing your family’s roots with Ancestry Library Edition (ALE), a database available at any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library location. Similar to the popular website, this database contains collections of vital and original records, including those relating to birth, marriage, death, military service, and immigration. Graham Cracker Houses, Saturday, Dec. 17. Two sessions: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. All ages welcome (younger children will need assistance). Due to limited seating, registration is required. Please specify which session you are signing up for when you call.Come to the library for a fun family project with a sweet reward at the end. Make your own miniature gingerbread houses out of graham crackers and candy! Adults, don’t forget your camera!

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The Probables at SCA Dec. 3

The Probables will bring their heart thumping, emotiondriven music to Springville Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The group features Steve Johnson and Tom Hodges, former frontman and former lead guitar player from Big Leg Emma, along with Dylan Derby on upright bass and Matt Gronquist on accordion, fiddle, and mandolin. They describe their sound as Fire Folkgrass Roots Rock. Based out of the Southern Tier, they have one foot firmly rooted in New York’s jam band scene and another in more

traditional bluegrass. org or by calling (716) 592Tickets are $12 presale 9038. Tickets at the door at available at SpringvilleArts. $15.

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gift certificates to TJ MAXX, Marshall’s, Bare Minerals , Victoria Secret , CosmoProf ( located in Hamburg on South Park), American Eagle, Maurice’s , AC Moore or painting supplies, including canvases, acrylic paint, etc. Ideas for Alyssa’s Dad, Mike—Anything Buffalo Bills, men’s size medium , fishing/ golf , gift certificates to Dick’s and Cabella’s. Alyssa’s 12-year-old sister, Kaidence—She loves owls, crafts, gift Certificates to Justice and Old Navy. Alyssa’s 8-year-old sister, Aubrey—Barbie dolls, baby dolls, Little Live Pets, gift

certificates to Old Navy and Children’s Place. There will be plenty of vendors on-site for holiday shopping. Vendors include: Chalky & Company- Michele Sundeen, LuLaroe- Colleen Roy, Posh- Julie Basil, Stella & Dot- Melissa Crangle, Keep Collective Jewelry-Melissa Heinrich, 31 Bags-Kerry Voit, It Works- Heather Lazar, Steeped Tea- Julie Basil, Jewelry by Jacquie- Jacquie Crandall, Doterra- Meggen Keefe, Paparazzi JewelryChristine Brehm, JamberryDarlene Cackovich and Rich Stojek- Chaffee Printing. In addition, Zumba will

take place in the group fitness room, led by five local Zumba instructors. A Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and bake sale will round out the event. Basket donations are still being accepted, and even if you are unable to attend, you can still help with a gift or basket donation. All gifts, gift cards, basket donations and money can be dropped off at Springville Health & Fitness, c/o Erin Ranic. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at events/1321758174504075/.

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Boys & Girls Club Snowshoe Softball Tournament

The Boys & Girls Club of Springville will hold its 13th annual Corporate Challenge Snowshoe Softball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at the Town of Concord Community Park, beginning at 9 a.m. The tournament normally ends around 5 p.m. and is a co-ed, slow-pitch, double-elimination event. “Snow date” is Feb. 4. The day is full of fun and laughs as teams compete wearing snowshoes. Tumbles and falls are always a highlight of this major fundraising event for the Springville Boys and Girls Club. The more snow, the more laughs; the tougher the game, the better the tumbles. All for a great cause right here in Springville. Corporate teams compete all day for bragging rights and to win the coveted “Snowshoe Trophy,” which coincidentally is a pair of snowshoes. More importantly, the tournament

helps to support the ongoing efforts of the Boys & Girls Club. This past year, the Boys & Girls Club of Springville provided programs to over 500 area youth! Our Maple facility members participate in national Boys & Girls Club programs, such as Triple Play, Project LEARN and Healthy Habits, while also engaging in our travel basketball leagues, dance classes, creative crafts and social recreation activities. At Springville and Colden elementary schools, our youngest members participate in “Fun Club,” a licensed school-age child care program that provides physical fitness activities, educational assistance and social recreational opportunities to kids before and after the school day. In addition to our school year programs, the Club hosted more than 90 kids at Summer Camp this past year!

Is your business interested in having a fun filled day full of laughs and tumbles to help the SB&GC? No experience is necessary. Just a competitive spirit and will to have a ‘fun’tastic time is all that is required. And, you could take home the coveted ‘Snowshoe Trophy’ to hang in your business for the year. Simply contact Club Director, Andy Bobseine at (716) 829-9785. Don’t wait too long as the competition is limited to only 10 corporate teams. The club is always looking for new, dedicated board members and volunteers. For more information contact Andy Bobseine, Unit Director at (716) 829-9785. The Boys & Girls Club is a 501(c) 3 Charitable Organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Pictured is the 12th Annual Corporate Challenge Snowshoe Softball Tournament winner Cobham LLC, captained by Tim Sopko. It was a hard fought event, but they pulled through beating Springville Manufacturing Co. in the championship game

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Celebrate the Holidays at Beaver Meadow

By Alicia Dziak

Located in North Java, NY, about a 30 minute drive from Springville, Buffalo Audubon’s Beaver Meadow is a 324-acre nature preserve. It features its namesake beaver meadow with its associated ponds, glacial kettle ponds, wetlands with a boardwalk trail, wooded uplands, meadows, a hawk watch, an arboretum, and eight miles of marked and groomed trails. The first parts of the current preserve were acquired in 1951. Their holdings steadily grew over the years as other parcels were sold or bequeathed to the Society. By the 1960s, the preserve was being used as an outdoor education site. During the 1970s, the first facilities were constructed, tucked away in a corner of the preserve. Beaver Meadow is now home to our 8,000 square foot nature center. The center is the base for many of their programs, whether they are a formal ‘Audubon Day’ for a school group or an informal nature walk. Other structures include the Sugar Shanty, where sap collected on the property is boiled and visitors can see the methods used to make maple syrup demonstrated. The Buffalo Astronomical Association has built an observatory on the property and regularly runs astronomical programs. A three room cabin on the property can be used for overnight stays for groups of up to 10 people. The smaller

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and more rustic Refuge cabin can accommodate four people for an overnight stay. The upkeep and maintenance of the preserve and its buildings relies upon a dedicated group of volunteers. Wednesdays are volunteer days — anyone is welcome to join in for coffee and a donut and to help with a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks. For more information, visit the volunteer page at Beaver Meadow is home to a great diversity of birds, reptiles, mammals, plants and organisms of many types that live in their diverse habitats. Special events are held at Beaver Meadow throughout the year, and in December, that means ones to get visitors in the holiday spirit. On Saturday, Dec. 3, enjoy Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon. Activities include crafts and storytelling. The cost of the event is $7 adults, $5 children ages 4-12, and free for kids 3 and under. Also on Dec. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., take part in gift tags and ornament making. Your gifts will stand out with these natural creations! Using materials collected in nature, each participant will leave with 10 gift tags and an ornament designed exclusively by them. Unleash your creativity. Pre-

registration is required by calling (585) 457-3228. Cost is $10 for all ages. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, sign up for the Holiday Cookie Exchange, taking place from 1 to 2 p.m. Each person brings two dozen homemade cookies to swap with other bakers for the same amount of cookies. Leave with a lovely assorted platter. Pre-registration is required by calling (585) 4573228. Coffee and tea will be served. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, make a Winter Solstice Twig Wreath. Celebrate the return of longer days and create a simple rustic starburst wreath as a symbol of the longest night of the year. A short night stroll will also take place. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required by calling (585) 457-3228. Once the snow falls and sticks, Beaver Meadow offers snowshoe rentals for yet another way to enjoy the miles of trails. Beaver Meadow is a unique place to explore this December and all winter long. Beaver Meadow is located at 1610 Welch Road in North Java. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For more info, visit www.

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Dina’s Restaurant: Experienced cooks needed, full or part time, all shifts available. Excellent opportunity to join a great team! Wages commensurate with experience. Apply in person at 15 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY or call Jim at 716-699-5330. Help Wanted: HoliMont, 6921 Route 242, Ellicottville, NY: 1 fulltime Positions available in the Snowmaking/Electrical department. Maintenance Technician, Candidates should be mechanically and electrically inclined, able to lift 50lbs, able to run heavy equipment, able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. PreEmployment drug screening required. Please send resumes to Or stop by for an application between 8 and 3:00pm, Monday thru Friday in the maintenance building. Questions call 716-699-4907. Retail & Rental Assistant Manager Seasonal full time. Ideal candidate will have a passion for snow sports and resort industry. Retail experience and moderate computer skills required. Weekend and holiday hours required. Working perks include the ability to ski/ snowboard on your time off. Focus on customer experience and superior service. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Pre-Employment drug screening required. Please send resumes to Or stop by for an application between 8 and 3:00pm, Monday thru Friday in the main office. Questions call 716-699-2320. Help Wanted: HoliMont, 6921 Route 242, Ellicottville, NY: 1 fulltime Positions with benefit available in the Vehicle Maintenance department. Would work with a large variety of vehicles including small engine repair, road vehicles, heavy equipment and snow grooming equipment. Candidates should be able to lift 50lbs. Pre-Employment drug screening required. Please send resumes to mark@ Or stop by for an application between 8 and 3:00pm, Monday thru Friday in the maintenance building. Questions call 716699-4907.

Assembly Of God Church 57 Transit Line Road • (716) 592-4652 Fellowship Hill Ministries 38 Franklin Street • (716) 592-4455 First Presbyterian Church 38 N Buffalo Street • (716) 592-7962 New Life Fellowship Church 17 Park Street • (716) 592-4764

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“Christmas In Sardinia” Monday December 12th 7pm at the Sardinia Town Hall 12320 Savage Road, Sardinia The Pioneer Community Band in Concert with Jared Burch conducting

Sponsored by the Chaffee Sardinia Kiwanis program is free and open to the public for information call 716 474-5231

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church 591 E Main Street • (716) 592-2153 Salem Lutheran Church 91 W Main Street • (716) 592-4893 The Springville Crossing Church 23 E Main St #A • (716) 560-4704 Covenant Bible Presbyterian Church 11 W Main Street • (716) 592-2579 Faith Baptist Church 40 E Main Street • (716) 592-3049 First United Methodist Church 474 E Main Street • (716) 592-7451 St Aloysius Parish 190 Franklin Street • (716) 592-2701 Baptist Church 37 N Buffalo Street • (716) 592-7624

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chose. Stores took advantage because Lay-Away guaranteed a specific customer’s business. Banks saw the decline of the small deposits once made, that were now going directly to the stores. A bigger and better solution came when credit cards offered banks more money. Today, most stores accept credit cards and larger ones have their own store card.


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were in the midst of the Christmas shopping season. The ads would say “Make Next Year’s Christmas Merrier Than Ever, join our Christmas Club.” They really tried to cure the Black Friday Blues! Many of the stores in Springville realize that by Nov. 1, many customers had a large sum of money to spend. Children made up a sizeable portion of this group. On the days after Thanksgiving, many stores in Springville had small tables and displays of goods designed for children to buy gifts for parents, friends and teachers. Not to mention, after the annual tree lighting, stores in Springville stayed open later on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Christmas Club at Citizen’s Bank made it merrier for all those involved. Christmas clubs would reach their peak in the 1970s. Though Christmas clubs still exist in some banks and credit unions, they really declined by the end of the 1970s. Big block stores, such as Ames in Springville, offered Lay-Away programs on merchandise. Customers benefited by slowly paying off goods they already saw and


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What changed in America was the stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent run on the banks in the early 1930s. During the 1930s, a larger group of American banks began to offer Christmas Club accounts to consumers. Customers also saw the advantage of putting away the money. The financial times were unpredictable. Banks saw the accounts as a way to help customers put trust back into the banks. The small accounts could be opened for as little as a dollar and small deposits would be accepted, as little as twenty-five cents. The goal was to help consumers put away enough for Christmas shopping and other festivities. In general, the clubs were geared toward housewives. The real success of the clubs came in their ability to teach and attract children to open savings accounts. In Springville, the Citizen’s Bank was one of only two banks in Springville. The Citizen’s Bank was the known for its Christmas Club. Throughout the year its advertisements in the local newspapers reminded its readers to join the Christmas Club. The best ads, though,

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11th Annual Irish Christmas Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

A Night of Irish Magic

When you walk through the gates at Ellicottville Brewing Company, the first thing you will see is the table full of cakes and pies, baked by Bob’s friends who have taken their favorite receipe and created a mouthwatering unique masterpiece. The pie or cake can be yours for a small donation. When asked where did this all start, McCarthy would answer, “It started with a little magic.” The reality is it came from the goodness of his heart. You see, it was more than 10 years ago that the concept of Irish Christmas was born. To be sure, it was born out of a need as a Christmas tradition was about to be no longer. Yes, the closing of the Family Support Center and Santa’s Workshop, having run See Irish Christmas page 2

Eagles Hold Off Cardinals

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Dec. 2 Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas

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Ellicottville’s annual Christmas Stroll is always a day to remember. On Saturday, Dec. 3, get into the spirit of the season as the village continues to be merry. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., head to the annual Christmas Bazaar at the United Church on Elizabeth Street and shop for unique gifts for everyone on your list. Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church will have their annual display of Nativity and Angels for all to see, on Martha Street. From 4 to 5:30 p.m., Santa arrives at Villaggio to greet all the good little boys and girls. Meanwhile, Mrs. Claus will be busy in her kitchen at Katy’s Café serving up cookies. Throughout the day, elves will be circulating the village with candy, carolers will be strolling with their tunes, and you may even catch a glimpse of a live camel roaming the streets. At 4:30 p.m., the everpopular Rein Dog parade will make its way down Washington Street as pet owners dress their companions up in their holiday best. The evening comes to a close with a living Nativity. The children of Ellicottville, as well as a camel, donkey and a few other surprises, use the village to tell the story of that first Christmas, the journey and the birth of Jesus. The procession begins at 6 p.m., ending at the Village gazebo, where the pageant will take place with the story and celebrations. The holiday spirit is alive and well in Ellicottville—come be part of the magic during the Christmas Stroll!

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If you’re one of the many die hard Allegany State Park visitors, this winter will bring you a pleasant surprise—the Park Restaurant, located on the second floor of the Red House Administration Building, will be open through the snowy months. “With coming off a very good See ASP Park Restaurant page 11

M&T Bank Plans Feb. 2017 Relocation By Jennie Acklin

Christina Smith, branch manager of the Ellicottville M&T Bank, confirmed the corporate plans to relocate from their current location at 3 Washington Street to 47 Washington Street, the former Kwik Fill location at the corner of Mill Street. Due to the close proximity of the current Ellicottville branch to the new location, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 will be the last day of business at 3 Washington St., which will then be permanently closed at 2 p.m. The former Kwik Fill building has been

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Holiday Valley had a fun “pre-season” opening Nov. 26-27, but due to the weather, the resort will be closed this weekend. For more info about this and other upcoming events, see page 5.

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their course, needed a good Samaritan to step up. Bob’s adopted charity, the Rotary Club of Ellicottville via the Foundation for Youth, established Family Support for Ellicottville as an affiliate to continue to fill the need in our community. Discussing the concept of Santa’s workshop with a Rotary member, Bob fell in love with it and Eureka! Bob had a solution to support the program. Renamed “Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas,” the Rotary Club of Ellicottville continues to sponsor this event at Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC) on Friday, Dec. 2. The Irish Christmas tradition continues in Bob’s honor, as he touched so many in Ellicottville with his spirit and generosity. Although it can never be the same with his passing, Bob’s dedication

to this event inspires us to continue with his magic. It was McCarthy who said “I love doing Irish Christmas which is a night of Irish magic. I don’t know how the magic gets there, but it just does. That’s the beauty of it.” For 11 years, the Irish Christmas fundraiser has become an event to remember, and one that locals and weekenders alike don’t miss. McCarthy’s wagon will be parked outside of EBC starting around 7 a.m., where new toys and unwrapped gifts are collected for Santa’s Workshop and the Sheriffs Santa Program, which provides gifts to make Christmas a little special for less fortunate families Again this year, a number of restaurants will serve a special Irish dish at a reasonable price or you can order from the great EBC menu.

The highlight, of course, is the Pie Auction and the intention is to continue the way Bob wanted it. We have some great woodworkers who have volunteered to create pie boxes, bird houses and special furniture in the “McCarthy tradition” and, believe it or not, a number of Bob’s creations will be auctioned off as well. Bob had started early and created some unique pieces that his family insisted be part of this great event. The spirit of the season is unmatched in Ellicottville, and Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas is a perfect opportunity to share it with friends. Irish music, food and fun and all for his favorite cause! Stop in on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at EBC to share the spirit with friends to help give back to families in our community.

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High School Bowl is WJTN and SE93's local academic competition, which encourages junior and senior high school students to excel at the academic level. The program is produced by Dennis Webster from WJTN/WSEE and can be heard during the school year at Media One’s Podcasting Section. Four-person teams from high schools in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania answer questions about history, science, literature, geography, art, music, math, and other subjects in the single elimination tournament. Besides Ellicottville, other schools participating this year include Clymer, Tidioute Community Charter School, Maple Grove, Kane, Eisenhower, Fredonia, West Valley, Westfield, Gowanda, Randolph, Sherman, Panama, Cassadaga Valley, Falconer, Jamestown, Fillmore, Chautauqua Lake, Frewsburg, Southwestern, Sheffield,

Warren, and Silver Creek. West Valley Central School defeated Westfield Academy & Central School 101-44 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Ellicottville Central School defeated Fredonia Central School 103-28. Victor Rieman of Ellicottville and Cody Keller of West Valley received Player of the Match honors. The West Valley team, coached by Bryan Hansen, included Sarah Sheffield, Kelsey Chai, Edward Thiel, Aaron Schenne, and Haven Ford. Westfield team members included Alaina Cockram, Jani Barney, Allexandra Davidson, Madison Abbey-Mott, Luke Stephenson, Michael Clamp, Jasmine Kiswani, Bethany Schaaf, Anne-Catherine Schaaf, Chloe Smith, Benson Troccoli, and Dasia Guinnee. The team is coached by Jeffrey Paine. Ellicottville’s team

included Parker Rieman, Heather Nicholson, Madisyn Kilby, Kayla Merzanak, Saidy Bolya, Kolby Aldrich, and Gabe Snyder. The team is coached by Ann Chamberlain. Chris Miller, Keith Piper, and Kevin Redfield represented Fredonia, which is coached by Kerry Sweatman. High School Bowl, now in its 56th year, is produced by Media One Group in cooperation with JCC. Sponsors include the JCC Alumni Association, Affinity One Credit Union, SKF Aeroengine North America, Honest John's Pizza and Wings, Pepsi, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Weinberg Financial Group, and Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Honor Society of Women Educators. High School Bowl airs on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on radio station WJTN and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays on radio station WWSE. Matches can also be heard online at podcasts.

3rd and 4th Graders Ski Free at KB and HV

Once again this year, 3rd and 4th graders across the state can ski or ride for free. Learn to Ski or Ride for FREE The Kids Learn to Ski or Ride Passport is the perfect program for those who do not ski or are true beginners. With the Learn to Ski or Ride program, a child receives a lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental free at all participating ski areas. There are over 20 ski areas throughout New York State, includng Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley, participating in the Learn to Ski or Ride program. Once you receive your Passport in the mail, you can start hitting the slopes. Reservations at ski areas may be required. Ski or Ride for FREE The Kids Ski or Ride Free Passport is the right program for 3rd and 4th graders who already know how to ski or snowboard. With the Ski or Ride Free program, a child receives up to three free lift tickets at all participating ski areas when accompanied by a paying adult. There are over 20 ski areas throughout New York State participating in the Ski or Ride Free program. Once you receive your Passport in the mail, you

can start shredding all over the state. For both programs, a $26 processing fee applies, and you must show proof child is in 3rd or 4th grade. For more info, and to apply, visit www.iskiny. com.

Both JV and Varsity Boys’ basketball teams played their home and season openers last Tuesday night against Randolph High School. The JV team fell short in their efforts, losing by 12 points to the Cardinals 33-45. As the gym started filling up to capacity for the second game of the night, the highlyanticipated match up of Ellicottville’s No. 42 Elliot Bowen against Randolph’s No. 5 Jarrett Lecceadone, both seniors, hope their play this season attracts the eye of some college coaches. Bowen is the center for the Eagels and last year’s leading scorer and rebounder. Lecceadone is a harddriving forward a few inches shorter than Bowen, but just as determined to get to the hoop and dive for loose balls. The 7:30 p.m. opening jump ball went to ECS and the game was underway. Right out of the gate, ECS was in charge, forcing Randolph to turn the ball over eight times in the first quarter alone. Hard driving by No. 24 Griffin Chudy and the rest of the team crashing the boards put ECS into the bonus early. Bowen had his first four points from the charity stripe and put the Eagles up 22-11 at the end of the quarter. More importantly, Lecceadone had two fouls against him and the team had eight to the Eagles’ one. The second quarter wasn’t much better for the Cardinals, but they did manage to take care of the ball, reducing their turnovers but going cold from the floor shooting. The hot Eagles took a 13 point lead to the locker room at half time, leaving Lecceadone with three fouls. As the second half started, the Cardinals came out determined, pecking their way back and at the end of the third quarter, had a one point lead over the Eagles. The Cardinals three-quarter court pressure caused the tide change, leading to numerous easy transition lay-ups. With the 17 point third quarter surge, Randolph looked like a different team and in complete control. With the start of the fourth

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and final quarter of the game, the Eagles recovered their composure and had two quick, game-changing driving lay-ups for Chudy and solid play from Bowen. Foul trouble plagued the Cardinals all game, and with four minutes remaining, they began to drop like flies as three players fouled out of the game. The final score was 52-49 in favor of Ellicottville, giving them their first win of the season. ECS home schedule for further games is as follows: Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., JV Girls vs Falconer, Varsity at 7:30 pm Vs Falconer Dec. 7 at 5 p.m., Modified Girls vs Cattaraugus Little Valley Dec. 8, Holiday Valley Holiday Tournament Girls Varsity at 6 p.m., followed by the Boy’s Varsity at 7:30 p.m. In college action, Division I St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team take on University of Buffalo on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Reilly Center tip off at 4 p.m. The women’s team will be at home on Tuesday, Dec. 6 against Bucknell, game time 7 p.m. In Division III basketball, Hilbert Lady Hawks beat up Alfred University 84-65 last Saturday. Local stars Shannon Rodgers from Pioneer High School had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Hilbert, while the freshman Wilcox sisters from Pine Valley High School were Alfred’s high scorers; Jamie Wilcox had 23 points, while her sister Jessica had 13 points in the loss. Both Hilbert men and women are away on the road this weekend. Player Development tip of the week: Many, many years ago there was a basketball player

nicknamed Pistol Pete. Pete Maravich was the son of a basketball coach that rose to fame playing for the LSU Tigers and later in the NBA. Pistol Pete revolutionized the way young players approached the game, emphasizing the entertainment value of the sport and the ability of the player to put on a show with eye popping passes, incredible shooting and ball handling. In order to achieve these incredible and entertaining skills, Pistol went through a regular daily routine of ball handling skills without ever stepping onto a basketball court, practicing 4-5 hours per day. Pistol Pete explained, “I play the way I do because that is the way I’ve always played. It’s my style. I do it for the benefit of the team, for our fans and for myself. I don’t throw a behindthe-back pass just to hot dog it. I throw it to meet a situation. I throw it to excite the crowd. I bet at least 90 percent of the people want to see my show. “The drills are more than just for show. They stimulate my quickness and reaction, and they have made it possible to develop my passing skills. One drill is the ricochet. To do this one, I stand with my feet spread shoulder-width apart, take the ball with both hands, throw it between my legs at a 45degree angle and catch it behind my back. Then I throw it from back to front the same way. I keep going back and forth, back and forth—for reaction, not quickness. “The pretzel is another handreaction drill. I place my left hand behind my left leg and my right hand in front of and between my legs. I lean over for this one. I hold the ball with my right hand, and the object is to change hands with the ball, moving my hands in a figureeight fashion around my legs. I go back and forth, back and forth with the ball as fast as I can. The trick is to keep the ball stationary, keep it in place right there in front of my body and between my legs. I can do this almost faster than the eye can see…” All of these drills are on a movie his dad made, called Homework Basketball.

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Winteris the perfect season to get reacquainted with Ellicottville. No matter how much time you spend here, it never seems like enough, so pack in as much as you can and plan to come back soon!

Ellicottville Area Lodging Stay the night or spend a week—whatever you decide, yu’re sure to find just the right home away from hoe for all of your Ellicottville adventures. BrickStone Suites, located on the main drag in the Village, offers efficiency and one-bedroom units, some with large balconies overlooking Ellicottville. The suites are rentable through ERA Team VP Vacation Rentals. The Edelweiss Lodge is located in the heart of Ellicottville and is just minutes from Holiday Valley and HoliMont. The lodge sits on two acres of prime real estate with many different

options including private rooms, suites and chalets. Ellicottvillas offers spacious, luxury vacation condominiums with rustic modern decor, eco-friendly features and designerappointed furnishings and details. The Ilex Inn is an elegant country inn and couples retreat located just a few blocks from the village of Ellicottville. The inn offers six luxurious, romantic guest rooms with their own full baths, as well as an adjoining cottage with mini-kitchen. The Inn at Holiday Valley offers 95 guest rooms and

seven suites. Located at the base of the Sunrise quad chairlift, guests can take advantage of ski-in, ski-out access, a heated indooroutdoor pool, a hot tub and sauna, a lobby bar, a fitness room and more. The Jefferson Inn is a charming 1800’s Victorian inn with beautifully furnished rooms. There are four lovely bedrooms and one luxury suite in the main house, plus two efficiency suites with kitchens for families with young children or pets. Just across the road from Holiday Valley, you’ll find Sugar Pine Lodge, an intimate

Ski and Gear Shops Counting down the days till you can hit the slopes? Well, this is EVL after all, and of course you have your pick of the best shops around. Each offers its own style and personality, but all offer knowledgeable staff who can help you find just what you need to get ready for the upcoming season. Adventure Bound onthefly, at 16 Washington St., offers Stand Up Paddleboards, kayaks, fishing tackle, luggage, cool gadgets and other adventure gear.

The Boardroom on Main, at 16 Washington St. and The Boardroom, at 6113 Rt. 219, offer all things snowboarding—goggles, helmets, gadgets and more. City Garage, at 5 Monroe St., is a fun ski shop with a wide selection of hard goods, soft goods, cool gear and accessories. Dekdebruns Ski Shop, at 18 Washington St., offers the latest and greatest fashions in clothing and equipment. The Holiday Valley Mountain Shops, located in the lodges, have critical ski/

functional and decorative works by artists near and far. Ellicottville Country Store and Antiques, at 5364 Route 242, looks like an old fashioned merchantile, offering quality antiques with multiple dealers and gift items. Adjoining the shop is a diner serving hot breakfast and lunch. The Ellicottville Quilt Shop, at 19 Jefferson St., boasts a selection of fabrics, as well as books, patterns, notions and supplies. Ellicottville Oasis Spa, at Holiday Valley’s Tamarack Club, offers a full array of massage, nail services and facials. Ellicottville Salt Cave Halotherapy Spa, at 32 W. Washington St., offers Himalayan salt inhalation therapy treatments and massages for relaxation and relief from respiratory ailments. EVL Ink and Apparel, at 5 East Washington St., offers unique clothing and accessories. Fran Charles Shop, at 5 East Washington St., features a selection of women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry. Gado-Gado, at 26 Monroe St., features unique clothing and accessories from around the world. You’ll find something different to set your

people. The Telemark Motel is 129 steps from Holiday Valley’s Sunrise chair. The property offers a comfortable stay at affordable prices. The Wingate by Wyndham located in the midst of Ellicottville’s shops, bars and restaurants, offers wellappointed rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TVs, microwaves and refrigerators, along with a free breakfast buffet and a free newspaper. The property includes an indoor pool, fitness room, whirlpool, free parking, business services and handicap-accessible guest rooms.

Rental agencies Holiday Valley Rental Management more than 250 properties, including condos/townhouses at Alpine Meadows, Fox Ridge, SnowPine Village, Pine Tree Village, Wildflower, area chalets and nearby country and village homes. ERA Team VP Vacation Rentals manages rentals of private homes, townhomes, apartments and many other properties throughout the area.

Gourmet Shops, Wine, Spirits and Brews snowboard accessories and clothing items, and also a great selection of outerwear, goggles, helmets, gloves/mitts etc. and Holiday Valley logo items. Mud Sweat N’ Gears, at 18 Monroe St., is a down to earth ski and snowboard shop with loads of outdoor equipment, gear, high-tech clothing and a large children’s section. Slopeside Ski Shop, located at HoliMont, offers a large selection of gloves, hats, goggles, turtlenecks and helmets, as well as a great line of HoliMont apparel.

Ellicottville Area Boutiques & Spas Whether you’re looking for a unique gift, high fashion or functional art, you’ll find it all at EVL’s boutiques and shops. With loads of unique clothing, accessories, footwear, home décor, furniture and everything in between, it’s not hard to see why shopping local is the way to go. Aardvark, at 25 Washington St., offers unique custom-built furniture and eclectic home decorating services. Alexandra, at 10 Washington St., boasts a collection of jewelry, gifts, and more. Ameri-Can, at 11 Washington St., specializes in U.S. and Canadian-made clothing, antiques and artwork. Ava Grace Fashions, at 10 Monroe St., features Flurry & Co fashions and handpicked items that are eco-friendly, made in the US or have a local connection. Betsy’s Consignments, at 34 Washington St., offers highend consignments for men, women and children. Caméléon, at 31 Washingon St., features jewelry and other accessories from brands like Alex and Ani and Vera Bradley. Daff Dry Goods, at 17 Washington St., offers stylish clothing and footwear from top brands. Earth Arts, at 24 Washington St., features

Bavarian-style lodge that offers beautifully decorated queen suites with jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces and state-of-the-art amenities. SnowPine Village, located on the Wall slope of Holiday Valley, offers ski-in, ski-out convenience. All properties at SnowPine Village are privately owned; most are rented through Holiday Valley Rental Management. Tamarack Club is Holiday Valley’s four-star, slope-side condominium/hotel. Rental units range from standard hotel rooms to one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and accommodate from 2-10

style apart from the rest. Gallery 14731, at 5 East Washington St., offers a variety of fine artwork, gifts and design consultation. Gin Mill Mercantile, at 22 Washington Street, offers all your favorite Gin Mill gear, as well as unique gifts and custom-made baked goods. Kazoo II, at 18 Washington St., offers gifts, home accessories, jewelry and toys. Mager Mountain Alpacas /So Soft Gift Shop, at 69 Mountain View Drive, in Little Valley, offers a variety of alpaca gifts, from socks to scarves and teddy bears. Nature’s Remedy, at 26 Monroe St., is a natural health and organic foods market that offers high quality whole foods and supplements. Sugartown Farms Alpacas, at 6277 Sugartown Rd., offers high quality alpaca items, such as sweaters, yarn and hats. The Purple Doorknob, at 9 Monroe St., is a fun sock shop featuring three floors of all kinds of socks, tights, leggings, gloves and accessories. Tangled Twigs, at 1 Monroe St., features home and garden décor, fun accessories and nature-inspired gifts. A Touch of Ellicottville, at 28 Washington St., offers gifts and EVL souvenirs.

Craving some specialty foods, local wine and fun spirits? EVL’s got you covered! Dom’s Butcher Block, at 38 Washington St., is an oldschool butcher shop that offers the finest cuts of meats for any occasion. The Ellicottville Distillery, at 5462 Robbins Road, offers tastings of their locally-csoured apple vodka, corn vodka and corn whisky. Purchase bottles in the all-new retail space. E-Ville Spirits & Wines, at 10 Monroe St., features a vast selection of spirits and wines

from all over the world. EVL Cheese Company, at 5 East Washington St., offers hundreds of gourmet cheeses, Cuba Cheese Shoppe New York State cheddar, cheese curd and gourmet gifts. Kwik Fill/Red Apple, at 49 Washington St., offers a variety of snacks, groceries and brews in a refrigerated beer cave for on-the-go convenience. Watson’s Chocolates, at 27 Washington St., makes you feel like a kid again with endless chocolate-covered goodies, sponge candy and more.

The Winery of Ellicottville, at 14 Monroe St., is an awardwinning NY winery with more than 20 wines offered every day for tasting and for sale, as well as fun wine-themed gifts. The Winery offers tours as well.

Ellicottville Area Restaurants You’re sure to work up an appetite during a day of fun in Ellicottville, and luckily, the eatery options are plenty. Whether you’re craving casual bar food or upscale cuisine, the local restaurants offer up everything from soups and salads to steaks and seafood. Balloons Restaurant, at 20 Monroe St., features pizza, sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads. Check out their live music lineup every Friday and Saturday. Bike and Bean, at 30 Washington St., specializes in all kinds of healthy burritos as well as fruit smoothies for takeout. The Birdwalk Restaurant, located a short drive from the village at 5816 Route 242, is a charming restaurant serving dinner entrees including seafood, pasta, and steaks. Cadillac Jack’s, at 24 Monroe St. offers upscale gourmet meals and a sizeable beer and wine list. Daily Grind, at 38 Washington St., offers coffee, speciality drinks, sandwiches and more, and has an outdoor firepit. Dina’s, at 15 Washington St., offers well crafted meals prepared with local, fresh ingredients whenever possible — pizzas, salads, pasta, entrees, desserts, fine wines.

Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC), at 28 Monroe St., with its outdoor beer garden, offers more than two dozen styles of brew, plus a variety of soups, apps, salads, sandwiches and entrees. The Ellicottville Depot, at 6094 Rt. 219 S, is a great place to stop in for a beer and a bite and some great tunes. The Gin Mill, at 20 Washington St., features a variety of burgers, sandwiches, dinner entrees and appetizers. Now serves breakfast! Enjoy live music most nights of the week! John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House at Holiday Valley offers numerous beers on tap. Can’t decide? Try a flight and choose a variety to find your favorite. Also offers an extensive seasonal menu with a variety of tasty fare all year long. Katy’s Café, at 10A Washington St. in Ellicottville, offers a variety of homemade baked goods and coffees. Katy’s Fly-In, cousin to Katy’s Café in Ellicottville, is located at 4836 Rt. 219 in Great Valley and serves delicious burgers, sandwiches, soups, pizza and more in a diner-style setting. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Madigan’s, at 36 Washington St., offers

appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and more. Monroe St. Brick and Brew, offers brick oven pizzas, fresh salads and more, with dine-in, takeout or delivery options. The Silver Fox Steakhouse, at 23 Hughey Alley, serves certified Angus steaks, chops and seafood and features an extensive wine list. Slopeside BBQ, at 6089 Route 219, opens for the season in December, and offers homestyle barbecue, slow smoked over seasoned woodchips. Subway, at 38 E. Washington St., offers all of your favorite build-your-own subs and salads. Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza, at 8 Bristol Lane, features a variety of pizza, wings, subs and more. Local delivery is available. Stop in for a round of bowling at the attached EVL Bowling. Tim Hortons, at Rts. 219 and 242, offers a selection of baked goods, coffee and more. Wholesome Hideaway, at 33 Bristol Lane, offers clean eating, using fresh, local and organic ingredients for convenient, carry-out service and catering. Villaggio, at 7 Monroe St., offers a variety of Italian cuisine in a newly-renovated space.

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Christmas Stroll 2016 Schedule of Events - Saturday, Dec. 3

Schedule of Events

9:00 - 4:00 Christmas Bazaar at United Church on Elizabeth Street 11:00 - 4:00 Artist Exhibition at St. John’s Episcopal Church 3:30 - 5:00 Organ Music & Tours at St. John’s Episcopal Church 4:00 - 5:30 Santa and his Elves arrive at Villaggio 4:00 - 5:30 Cookies in Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen at Katy’s Cafe Candy, Elves, Caroling and a Live Camel Strolling Around Town! Display of Nativity Sets and Angels in Holy Name of March Church on Martha Street. Victorian Dollhouse on Display at the Historical Society Museum.


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at MW Graphics and uses photos primarily by local and regional photographers. Proceeds support the ACNC’s educational programs. Cost is $20 or $18 for Friends of the Nature Center. Shipping anywhere in the United Stated is $5 per calendar. Calendars can be seen and purchased at the Audubon Nature Center’s Blue Heron Gift Shop. You can also order by calling (716) 5692345 or going online to www. While you are at the Nature Center, you can explore the many holiday gift possibilities at the Blue Heron Gift Shop: great books for children and adults, puzzles, shirts, jewelry, toys and stocking stuffers, Conewango Blend birdseed specially formulated for our local feathered friends, and more. The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. The building and Blue Heron Gift Shop winter hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Bald eagle viewing and trails are open dawn to dusk daily. Hours on Black Friday, November 25, are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Calendar Celebrates 60 Years!

The Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has again produced the perfect holiday gift: A 2017 Natural History Calendar, full of local pictures and lore. In celebration of the ACNC’s 60th anniversary year, the calendar features some success stories in nature from the last 60 years – like nesting Ospreys, Otters, and Fishers. It also takes a look at some less successful stories – like Water Chestnut, and Rusty Blackbird declines of up to 99 precent. Featuring a curious raccoon, the cover highlights Audubon’s new name, logo, and slogan. Along with photos of the past, there is natural history for each month. Audubon Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome, who spearheads the calendar’s creation, noted that it was printed locally

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Christmas Miracle Dog” by Dave Barry. 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. We will meet Monday evenings from 6 pm – 8 pm on December 5th and 19th and 2 – 4 pm on December 12th. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles!

Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

From the Bookshelf Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library

‘No Man’s Land’

by David Baldacci Special Agent John Puller, combat veteran and the army’s most tenacious investigator, is back in this action-packed thriller from author David Baldacci. John Puller’s mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty years before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller’s and Rogers’ worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since. Until now. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book and an audio book using our interlibrary loan program.


Notice is hereby given that the Village of Ellicottville is designating the following office to be filled: Trustee – 4 year term Trustee – 4 year term Elections will be held in March 21, 2017 at the Village of Ellicottville, Fire Hall, Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731 Mary Klahn, Village Clerk

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The 35 member Community Choir, under the direction of Annette Ieda, has been practicing for four weeks already, alternating its Sunday afternoon rehearsals between Salamanca and Ellicottville. This year’s production is “The Heart of Christmas” by Pepper Choplin. Performances will take place on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. at the United Congregational Methodist

Church on Broad Street in Salamanca, and 7 p.m. at the Holy name of Mary Church on Jefferson Street in Ellicottville. A free will offering will be taken to help pay for the music, and for the Community Food Pantry housed at the United Church in Ellicottville and the Food Pantry at the United Congregational Methodist Church in Salamanca. A catered reception will

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be held in Ellicottville at the HNM Church Hall following the 7 o’clock performance. The public is invited to attend this worthwhile event that our local communities are presenting for the Christmas/ Advent Season. Please mark you calendar, and come and help us celebrate the birth of Christ is such a grand and glorious fashion! You won’t want to miss this year’s production!

ECS Upcoming Events Winter Sports Pictures December 7 - 3:00 PM Senior Citizen Dinner December 8 - 12:45 PM Elementary Holiday Concert December 15 - 6:30 PM MS/HS Holiday Concert December 20 - 7:00 PM

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A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities December 2 Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas EBC, Ellicottville

December 2 Take A Hike Pfeiffer Nature Center, 10a.m. December 3 Christmas Stroll Ellicottville December 3 5 x 7 Art for Everyone CCAC, Allegany December 3 Concord Country Christmas Concord Mercantile, Springville

December 2-4 Randolph’s Country Christmas

December 7 Canvas-n-Cocktails 6pm at Cadillac Jack’s

December 3 Christmas in Gowanda with Polar Express Train

December 10 Almost Full Moon Snowshoe with Adventure Bound on the Fly 4-6pm

December 4 Essential Oils ‘Make-n-Take’ Class, 2pm at E-ville Spirits December 4 Snowmobile Safety Training 8am to 4pm VFW in Little Valley December 8 Craft Night Cattaraugus County 4-H 28 Parkside Drive RSVP 716-699-2377

December 10 Fuller Family Holiday Event at Springville Health & Fitness December 17 Demo Day 9am-3pm Holiday Valley December 18 Christmas Cantata 3:00 - Methodist Church, Salamanca 7:00 p.m. - Holy Name of Mary Church, Ellicottville

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undergoing a complete renovation, and plans are to be finished in early 2017, with the opening of the new location planned for Feb. 13, 2017. New amenities will include a drive-thru ATM and 13 onsite M&T designated parking spaces. There will also be easy accessibility for customers to come into the bank, without having to navigate steps (like the current M&T location.) Convenient branch hours will be Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m to 3 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. To 4 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. 24-hour banking at walk up and drive-thru ATMs will be offered, as well as a 24-hour FIRST theFLOOR newPLAN M&T Bank location at 47 night depository for business Interior plans for Washington Street in Ellicottville. customers. A-1001 Safe deposit boxes for Scale: NTS valuables safekeeping will be available at the new location, and customers are reminded that they must come to M&T by Dec. 16, 2016 to remove the contents of their safe deposit boxes, and return keys to M&T Bank. Once the new location is open in February, customers can reopen their safe deposit An early M&T Bank logo used from 1900 - 1930’s. boxes. The Springville branch at 22 Mechanic Street in Springville is also available for safe deposit boxes. According to Smith, “M&T needed to find a place to conduct business that offered modern accessibilities. Due to the historical nature of our current building, we simply couldn’t offer all the necessary conveniences.” M&T Bank has been doing business in Ellicottville for almost 60 years, originating when they bought the Bank of Ellicottville building at 3 Washington Street in 1959. Customers with questions are encouraged to stop by or call (716) 699-2341 for assistance. M&T Bank is one of the 20 largest independent U.S. Based commercial banks, with more than 750 banking offices, 1,600 ATMs and 17,000 employees. SAFE DEPOSIT ROOM 109









By Pam Jones, Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County Sunday November 20, as I sat in the kitchen looking out at the falling snow and the birds scratching under the feeders for dropped seed, I thought about how the day before I was working in the garden in sandals in the 66 degree temperature. We all knew that the long pleasant fall was a gift that had to end soon, but I am sure I was not the only one hoping it would last just a little longer! So what can we do while waiting for the first snowdrops, crocuses and winter aconite of spring? Have you ever thought of forcing bulbs inside? The potted bulbs and flowers you see in the stores and nurseries have been forced by another larger nursery. It is easy and you can do it yourself at home to brighten the grey days of winter. You will need: • Pots: ceramic, terra cotta or plastic. Flat shallow “bulb pans” are great but hard to find and others pots will work just as well. • Bulbs: tulips, daffodils, paper whites, crocus hyacinth or whatever you like. These are on sale now at most stores. • Potting soil. • Leaves. • Plastic bags from the grocery store. • Water. Place 1-2 inches of soil in the bottom of short pots, enough to hold the bulbs upright. Taller pots will need more soil. Arrange your bulbs in the pot. If your pot will be up against a wall, put the taller bulbs in back and shorter bulbs in front. If the pot will be viewed from all sides then put tall bulbs in the middle and surround them with shorter bulbs. Add more soil to just cover

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the bulbs. Soak leaves in water and place leaves on top of the soil. Place pot and leaves in plastic bag and tie. You can place pots in a cellar way or unheated – but not freezing garage. Check them periodically and in about 4-7 weeks you see pale yellowgreen shoots emerging from the bulbs. When you do, uncover the pots and gradually move into a lighter area. The leaves will become their usual green and the flowers will begin to emerge. For continuous blooms, start new pots about every two weeks. An alternative method, for hyacinths and paper white narcissus is a water method. For paper whites, you can use a vase or quart mason jar. This will help keep the leaves from falling over. Place pebbles in the bottom to a height of about


William E. Sprague 1935 - 2016

William E. Sprague, of Yorkshire, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo at the age of 81. He was born June 6, 1935 in Rushford, New York, the son of the late Forrest, Sr. and Edna (nee VanHorne) Sprague. He served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1961, and then drove truck for Anchor Concrete while he started Sprague Mobile Home Park in Patchin, NY. He later purchased the property in Yorkshire, which is today known as Twin Lakes Homes. He also owned Arcade Valley Estates and two other mobile home parks. He was Cattaraugus County Legislator for almost 20 years. He was owner/operator of Realty One Briardale. He was active in the New York Manufactured Housing Association, and in 2008, was inducted into the NYMHA Hall of Fame. He served on the Board of Directors at the Bank of Holland. Through the years he never lost touch with the hands on part of his businesses or shut his door to anyone needing his advice and counseling. He is survived by his wife - Glenda (nee Hatch) Sprague whom he married July 29, 1956; a son - Kevin (Joanne) Sprague of Yorkshire; grandson - Kody (Heather) Sprague; greatgrandchildren - Carter, Bristol and Colton; sisters - Mary Williams of Leesburg, FL, Rosalie (Don) Beroff of Louisville, KY, Audrey (Vern) Mason of Arcade, Elizabeth (Albert) Allenbrandt of Piffard and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter - Shari Lynne Sprague who passed away in 1982 and siblings - Forrest Richard Sprague, Genevieve Fuller, Helen Crabb, Christine Wright, Jean Ellis, Dorothy Saxton. Friends may call Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 3, 2016 at 11 am in Central Baptist Church, 12045 Old Olean Rd., Yorkshire. Please write out and bring your favorite Bill Sprague story to allow us to share your memories with all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William Sprague Delevan-Yorkshire Memorial Park, construction to begin in the spring of 2017, c/o PO Box 659, Yorkshire, NY 14173.

2 inches. Fill with water to the top of pebbles and place the paper whites, pointed side up, on top of the pebbles. Place out of sunlight. In a few days you will notice white roots coming out from the bottom of the bulbs. Later the green shoots will come out from the top of the bulb and finally the flowers will emerge. Hyacinths can be forced in a shallow dish or pan with pebbles in it. Add water to the top of pebbles and place the bulbs on top of the pebbles. There are also forcing glasses that have a narrower top than bottom to set one bulb. Remember to change the water every few days. Bulbs that have been forced in water cannot be reused because they have used up the nutrition in the bulb to bloom. Those forced in soil can be replanted in the garden.

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Outdoor�Adventure Oh Deer! What to Do With You? By Indrek Kongats

Regular season deer hunting will be over next weekend. So what will you do after the season ends? And what will you do with your deer, (hopefully you got one!)? Well, here is an idea. Besides the venison, which we all savor, the deer’s hide is also of value, especially to a fisherman. For the fly fisherman, the natural properties of deer hair make it ideal for spinning around a hook and creating famous flies like the Dahlberg Diver, the infamous Mouse, the Muddler Minnow, the Bomber and the Green Machine, to name a few. The common element in these flies is that they float due to the hollow cavity inside the deer hair that traps air. The tail, more commonly known as the “Bucktail,” is used in the making of streamertype flies, especially large ones for musky and pike. Regular fishermen can add Bucktail hair to their lures— to spinners for musky, to jigs for bass and walleye and dressing up the rear hook of some wooden plugs for pike. As one hunter/fisherman states, “Having processed my own whitetail hides for 20 years, I am still amazed at the uniqueness of the hair on each whitetail deer.” The flair quality of the deer hair makes it much better than other animal furs and, depending on where on the hide the hair is taken, it can vary in length and thickness, critical in tying small flies like the hair wing of the caddis fly (elk hair is also widely used for the caddis fly). Hair from the head or legs is short, while back, sides and belly has longer and coarser hair. If you yourself aren’t a fly

fisherman, then maybe one of your friends is, so ask around if they want your hide. If you are looking for a great hobby this winter, then fly tying is one of the best. You will save a ton of money by tying your own flies, or even make some money on the side. Fly fisherman are always looking for unusual flies, so if you are good at tying deer hair and Bucktail flies, people will find you. List them on eBay or other similar sites and you could make $3-$5 for one of your hand tied flies. Not that you’ll ever get rich doing this, but you will stay out of trouble, sane and out of the funny farm over those long winter months. To tie flies, you’ll need to have the following fly tying tools: A fly tying vise, a bobbin to hold your spool of thread, scissors that are sharp with sharp points, a whip finisher for finish tying the thread on the head of the fly, hair stackers, hackle pliers, bobbin threader and a dubbing needle. Materials that you will need will be some tying thread, your deer hair, hackle or bird feathers and epoxy to hold everything together. Although there are literally thousands of different fly tying materials and catalogues displaying them in dozens of different colors, a fly only requires either a hair or feather body to start with. Finally, you will need hooks to tie the material to. Although any hook will do, the size shape and style will be dependent on what fish you are tying the fly for. For example, large saltwater fish require large 1/0 to 5/0 hooks while the trout fisherman will go as small as a #20. For general purposes, a 2-12 size of hook will catch most of your salmon, trout, pike, bass and panfish.

There are many books, DVDs and internet Youtube videos that will teach you to tie flies, so I won’t go into that here, but keep in mind that the simplest fly that just takes a few minutes to tie will sometimes out-fish the classic salmon fly that takes many painstaking hours to tie. If you spend more than five minutes tying one fly, then you are tying flies for show rather than for fishing. You may be crushed when that fly snags on the bottom of the river or lake and you are forced to break it off. The less time that you put into your flies will save you considerable heartbreak. The fly tying vise is your most important piece of equipment that you’ll buy for fly tying. Don’t be fooled by all the bells and whistles when shopping for a vise; you’ll need to become a master tier to effectively use all of them on an expensive one. On the other hand, a cheap or inexpensive vise will certainly be poorly constructed and will lead to frustration and possibly lead to you give up the hobby. The jaws of the vise need to be well manufactured of hardened steel that are precise, not too soft as to leave a groove from a hardened hook, but not so hard that they are brittle and will crack if over-tightened.

Sometimes vises will have three types of removable or interchangeable jaws— fine, medium and large jaws for those big 5/0 flies. The tightening device or method for closing the jaws around the hook is where most vises fail, and rather than giving you a lifetime of use, may only last one or two years. Normally, there is a locking method that requires the tightening of a threaded bolt. Poorly made vises use cheap metal that can easily break or the threads can get stripped. If you can’t hold a hook 100 percent still in the jaws, you’ll throw up your arms in frustration and start pulling out your own hair. The last piece of equipment will be some sort of table light with a magnifying glass built into it. If you don’t already require reading glasses, you will shortly after you start fly tying, especially if you are tempted to tie a tiny #20 gnat. Beauticians light, one of those with a round neon bulb around a 6-inch magnifinying glass on a robotic type arm, are ideal and most department or office stores sell them. Make yourself a hot cup of coffee, light a fire and nestle in for that long cold winter at your fly tying table, tie a mouse or two—you’ll be glad you did, and so will your wife by staying out of her hair!

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Retail & Rental Assistant Manager Seasonal full time. Ideal candidate will have a passion for snow sports and resort industry. Retail experience and moderate computer skills required. Weekend and holiday hours required. Working perks include the ability to ski/ snowboard on your time off. Focus on customer experience and superior service. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Pre-Employment drug screening required. Please send resumes to Or stop by for an application between 8 and 3:00pm, Monday thru Friday in the main office. Questions call 716-699-2320. Help Wanted: HoliMont, 6921 Route 242, Ellicottville, NY: 1 fulltime Positions with benefit available in the Vehicle Maintenance department. Would work with a large variety of vehicles including small engine repair, road vehicles, heavy equipment and snow grooming equipment. Candidates should be able to lift 50lbs. Pre-Employment drug screening required. Please send resumes to mark@ Or stop by for an application between 8 and 3:00pm, Monday thru Friday in the maintenance building. Questions call 716699-4907.

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Health & Fitness

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

Well, it’s that time again – the holidays! Time to eat, drink and be merry. I am certainly not going to preach to my readers about what to eat or how much to drink. But, what I will do is share some tips I have been trying to follow to avoid the inevitable holiday weight gain. First, I have just started doing a new morning routine to jump-start my day and metabolism. As soon as my

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season along the newly built outdoor patio, I decided to try and continue with the restaurant through the winter season,” said John Marino or JCon Parks, who owns and operates all retail space within the park. “I have a great staff and they were eager to try to keep it successful and going.” Marino noted that the last time the restaurant remained open past mid-November on any given year was 1520 years ago. “We also have developed a large local base of customers from the Salamanca, Bradford and Randolph area, so we wanted to try not to disappoint them as we truly appreciate them patronizing our restaurant,” he explained. With a sizeable menu offering everything from soups to sandwiches to hearty entrees, the restaurant has something for everyone. “Our Friday fish fry and Sunday breakfast buffet are our most popular,” Marino said. He added that, “We’re also beginning to focus on ‘take out food’ for the cottages, cabins and camp sites throughout the park. We just developed a specific take out menu and for right now, it’s pick up only. That could change to a possible

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delivery drop off to your cabin if business warrants it.” If you’ve never been to the Park Restaurant, what better time to check it out than now, in the off-peak season? Hours are Friday 12-8 p.m., Saturday 11a.m. -8 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. “I think people enjoy the drive into the park, the beautiful setting of the Administration Building and our dining room. There is a lot of history all around,” Marino said. “We try to give the dining room a homey feel with our decorations and menu selections. And I think our gift shop adds to their visit as well. I sometimes tell people we have a ‘Little Cracker Barrel’ as they can eat and shop to make their visit complete along with visiting the beautiful Administration Building and

ASP.” The first floor gift shop also remains open during the winter months, and is a great place to do your holiday shopping. A storewide sale is going on now through much of the winter, with most items in the shop 20 percent off. “We carry a lot of unique items that you won’t find in the large box stores,” Marino said. “The store remains open year round and we use the winter months as well to complete our next season ordering and getting all our locations in the park ready for our busy season in the spring.” Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

feet hit the floor I do this series 2-3x through: 10 jumping jacks 10 squats, weightless, but deep, with my hands behind my head 10 push-ups 10 modified V sits Even though I train people all day long, a little extra activity first thing in the morning is a small change that can equal a big difference. Skipping your workouts during the holidays is something you do not want to do. So, squeezing in some form of exercise is better than doing nothing at all. As far as watching my calories during the holidays, I will tell you I follow a few simple rules, like the leftover pies, cookies and cakes generally go in the garbage. I give them a few days on the counter, but then they get tossed. Sugar goes right to your gut, and if you need a snack, I would recommend anything other than a processed sugary one.

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Also, I try and nibble on veggies before I dive into the cheese, and my goal is to drink a glass of wine, then water (out of my wine glass of course). Do not let the stress of the holidays end up adding to your waistline. We’ve known for a long time that stress is connected to weight gain, because a high level of the stress hormone cortisol has been shown to up your appetite and can make it easier to accumulate belly fat. So during this holiday season, be mindful and try to make good decisions. If you feel bloated, increase your water consumption and get moving. Relax and enjoy your loved ones. Take deep breaths and smile. Enjoy the cooler weather and—when it’s available—the sunshine. Stay warm and be cool and let the good times roll, because, like everything, this season will pass as quickly as it arrived.

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KB’s Goslin Receives Kubicki Award

Debbie Goslin, snowsports director of Kissing Bridge, is the 2016 recipient of the Ron Kubicki Staff Appreciation Award. This is only the second year of the award, and was presented to Goslin at the Snowsports Management Seminar at Killington, VT, on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

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