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DECEMBER 7 - 13 , 2017


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Upcoming Events Dec. 9 Farm to Table Seasonal Supper Dec. 9 Rally to Rescue Holiday Pet Expo McKinley Mall Dec. 9 Drive-In Living Nativity Dec. 15 Holiday Diva by Diva Springville Center for the Arts Dec. 15 Community Christmas Party Emerling CDJR

Find Your Perfect Pine

By Jennifer Weber

When it comes to Christmas Trees, every family has their own special tradition. I fondly recall watching my parents drag the giant, tattered, taped up cornered cardboard box from the attic each year into the living room and meticulously separating each limb of our tree into piles of different letters. Somehow all those branches ended up organized and fluffed along a metal spine with holes to make the most magical Christmas tree ever. A process for sure, and that’s before trying to figure out untangling the lights! Other families choose to take a drive out to their favorite Christmas tree farm, trek through the acres of trees available—robust and round, tall and thin, festive and fluffy and cut down their own tree.

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Residents Suggest All-way Stop at 240-Genesee Intersection

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David Askinazi, of Clark, Patterson & Lee, explains aspects of the roundabout option for the Genesee Road-Route 240 intersection during a public hearing held Monday at the East Concord Fire Hall.

Coaches Corner Basketball

By Rich Place

Attendees at a public hearing Monday met to discuss potential work at the Genesee Road-Route 240 intersection and vocalized

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opposition to a roundabout there. Instead, they opined for a four-way stop with no change to road configuration in that vicinity. Following a 20-minute

presentation from Clark, Patterson and Lee, an engineering firm hired by the county, members of the public commented for about an hour. About 50 people, many of whom identified with living near the intersection, were in attendance. Gina Wilkolaski, P.E., traffic safety engineer with Erie County Department of Public Works (DPW), said the public has the opportunity to comment about potential changes to the intersection through the end of the month, when a decision will be made at the county level.

David Askinazi, of Clark, Patterson & Lee, presented four options for the intersection: a roundabout, a traffic signal, a four-way stop that also realigns Sibley Road to intersect Route 240 north of the intersection, and a final option of doing no work there. The recommendations for the project came following a three-year traffic study that spanned June 2013 to May 2016. A total of 27 accidents took place there during that time period, with 25 being right-angle accidents, Askinazi said. He noted the accident rate of

kitchen building, a dining room, and a dance hall, where 300 couples could dance. The BR&P Railroad was making daily round trips to bring folks from Buffalo down to Springville to enjoy

a day in the sun and country at this park. In 1905, the BR&P ordered 15 new coaches for the use of the Cascade Park Run. In 1906, a merry go

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A Look Back: Cascade Park By Jolene Hawkins

In 1899, The Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh (BR&P) Railway Company secured a farm on the banks of the Cattaraugus— about 150 acres— where a picnic area was established and called it Cascade Park. It was intended for a place to go after church on Sundays, for social and school gatherings and parties, as well as for family reunions for those that desired a day outing where they could be free from the disturbing elements often found at pleasure resorts of this kind. By July 1899, one could get a round trip tickets from Buffalo for 15 cents! With fine graveled walks that went up and down hillsides, and songbirds that were heard in the woods singing, and the woods themselves

were full of maples, beech, elm and evergreen trees, it was always a pleasure to get off the train and walk through the woods. Visitors could go and see the cascade falls as it flowed over the

rocky escarpments, or go wading or swimming if they wanted to. Every year, the popularity of the park grew, as well as the park itself, with the addition of a pavilion, a

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Community Christmas Party Friday Dec 15 6-8 PM

Holiday Movies, popcorn, door prizes, refreshments, pizza, gifts for the kids, bounce house and SANTA!!!

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Dec. 7-13, 2017

LOCAL Events and News Letter from the Editor



Holiday Concerts By Jennifer Weber

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No matter what your taste in holiday music might be— classical, Celtic, country or contemporary—there’s a concert out there waiting for you this season. In addition to the large concert halls, don’t forget about the merriment right here in Springville with the SGI holiday concerts. Don’t be afraid to sing along in the audience! Dec. 8 - 10, BPO: Classical Christmas Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo Join JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus to ring in the holidays with this magical concert, starring Aundi Marie Moore and BPO Principal Cellist Roman Mekinulov along with his son Benjamin. Ticket prices start at $40. For more information, visit Dec. 9, Kissmas Bash 2017 KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo Kiss 98.5 (WKSE-FM) presents Kissmas Bash 2017 with Kesha as the headliner along Why Don’t We, PRETTYMUCH, Julia Michaels, Max and Astrid S. Ticket prices start at $25 For more information, Dec. 10, BPO: Jingle Bell Jams Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo The BPO Annual Holiday Kids concert includes Santa’s favorite holiday music, dancing from Verve Dance Studios and the Royal Academy of Ballet. And the chance to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for milk and cookies after the concert. Ticket prices start at $14. For more information, visit Dec. 10, Celtic Family Christmas UB Center for the Arts, 103 Center for Tomorrow, Buffalo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy along with other talented musicians and their children will be on stage at the Center for the Arts for an intimate and unique Christmas concert with a Celtic twist. Ticket prices start at $40. For more information visit Dec. 13, SGI Elementary School Winter Concert Springville Elementary School, 283 North Street, Springville Dec. 14, SGI Middle School Winter Concert Springville-Griffith Institute High School, 290 North Buffalo Street, Springville Dec. 15, Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo Buffalo State welcomes Grammy Award winner Norman Brown for a special holiday concert joined by R&B and standards singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows, a staple of contemporary jazz. Ticket prices start at $37. For more information, visit Dec. 15, Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster Street, North Tonawanda Jim Brickman once again brings his spirit of the season to WNY with carols, classics and original songs on his 21st holiday tour. Ticket prices start at $29. For more information. visit Dec. 15- 17, BPO: Holiday Pops Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo Don’t miss out on WNY No. 1 Holiday Tradition! This year, the BPO joins forces with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, while Mike Randall narrates The Polar Express, complete with its beautiful illustrations projected above the orchestra. Of course, you’ll also hear the rest of your holiday favorites. Ticket prices start at $40. For more information, visit Dec. 16, Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, 103 Center for the Arts, Amherst Kenny Rogers’ annual holiday tradition of performing Christmas Hits comes to WNY this December as part of the Grammy Award- Winner’s ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ Final World Tour to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Ticket prices start at $60. For more information, visit Dec. 16, Trans-Siberian Orchestra KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo The holiday tradition of Trans Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” includes holiday fan-favorites alongside awe-inspiring special effects and staging. Ticket prices start at $43.50. For more information, visit Dec. 17, Kenny G – The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster Street, North Tonawand Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G performs a night filled with festive spirit & contemporary holiday classics. Ticket prices start at $40. For more information, visit Dec. 20, SGI High School Winter Concert Springville-Griffith Institute High School, 290 North Buffalo Street, Springville

As the Springville Times continues to evolve, one thing we would like to focus on is featuring more of you. Yes, YOU! Springville and the surrounding communities are about the amazing people who live and work here, and we want to share your stories (and faces!) with our readers. Tell us what you’re doing to better this community. Tell us what you love about Springville. Tell us how you like to spend your free time here. We invite letters to the editor and story ideas. We will also be featuring lots of photos every week, which means we need your photos! If you have kids involved in scouting, sports, music or other fun activities, snap a couple pics and send them our way! If you run into friends shopping local, if you’re volunteering, if you’re all dressed up for a Christmas party, we’d love to feature you on the pages of this newspaper. Field trips, Santa visits, concerts, you name it—show us what you’re up to by sending us a photo. You can tag us on Instagram (@springvilletimes) or Facebook (Springville Times) or email to Flip through the pages of this week’s paper and see what some of your friends and neighbors are up to, read about ways you can make a difference this season, and get some last minute gift ideas, all in this week’s issue. Enjoy! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times

Possible Development Project to be Discussed by Village Board By Jennifer Weber

The Village of Springville held their regular board meeting on Monday, Dec. 4. Liz Melock, Village Administrator, was appointed the PERMA safety committee coordinator and the board voted to approve the PERMA Worker’s Comp and Employee Liability Program Agreement for the year. Melock also announced a reminder that Village garbage collection will be postponed one day during the week of Christmas and New Year’s and will be collected on Wednesday. The Village received notice that the Concord

Industrial Development Agency will be meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Concord Town Hall with Bliss Senior Apartments, LLC regarding a possible development project to build 50 apartments on Waverly. The company is seeking tax abatements, mortgage and sales tax exemptions and real property tax exemptions. Mayor Krebs will be in attendance at the meeting to learn more about the proposal. Ken Kostowniak, Superintendent of Public Works, announced that work on the water main will be 95 percent completed by Dec. 8; they will need some time to

come back in the spring for final restoration work. The Village Police report stated that traffic enforcement is up 58 percent from last year. SGI students will be presenting their final designs of the new Village Seal and Police Car Seal at the Springville-Griffith Institute Board Meeting on Dec 12. Village Code Enforcement Officer Mike Kaleta discussed the need to update sections in the Village code to bring the local building code laws in alignment with the New York State Uniform Building Code. Village Attorney Paul Weiss and Kaleta will work

together to present an outline of the changes and bring a proposal of the changes to the board at a future date. Kaleta also discussed he will be bringing a proposal to the planning board, requesting a change in the current zoning at 243 West Main Street from Village Industry to B1 district, to create a less restrictive zoning allowing for more efficient usage in the future. The Board voted to cancel the Monday, Dec. 18 meeting, and the next meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.

Give A Little Bit: Charitable Drives By Jennifer Weber

‘Tis the season of giving and there’s no shortage of opportunities available to give a little bit back to your community. Here are just a few food, clothing and toy drives in the Springville area taking place for you and your loved ones to participate in this December. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” -Mother Teresa LJ Grand Livery Stables’ Jay Andrews and Lauralee Sibiga have one wish this holiday season and that’s to Bring Magic Back to the Children. The most important mission they do all year is led by Doc and Dan, their team of Black Percheron Draft Horses, when they help Santa personally deliver presents to children in Springville and the Homeless Shelter in Buffalo on Christmas Day. Drop off locations to donate an unwrapped toy or gift are available at Root 39 Salon & Spa, Emerling Ford, Tops Markets and Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe. And if you know of any special child that would like a visit from Santa on Christmas day, contact Lauralee at (716) 359-2227. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston S. Churchill The Springville Kiwanis Book/Toy Drive will help bring a Merry Christmas to 80 local children from infants to teens. Donation boxes are located at the Concord Library Maurices, Tractor Supply, the Joylan Theater, Love, INC and the front lobby of SGI High School and Middle School. Distribution of donations will be on Dec. 9. For more information call (385) 240-4748. “For it is in giving that we receive.” - St. Francis of Assisi If you are a looking to purchase gifts for an individual child this season, The Trading Post Community Care Center located at 26-38 Franklin Street offers a Christmas Giving Tree and is looking for donations of 5-7 gifts in a Christmas stocking to give to 50 local children. Stockings can be dropped off at the Trading Post Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. until Dec. 15. For more information call (716) 5924455. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa While out visiting that house on Mill Street with all the lights, otherwise known as Jozwiak’s Mill Street Light Show, remember to bring a non-perishable food item to drop off at the collection box at the end of the driveway

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for the Concord-Springville Food Pantry and the Trading Post. The light show takes place every day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the last day for the food drive will be Sunday, December 17th. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” -Anne Frank Encorus Group located at 23 Mechanic Street is proud to be a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at their Springville office during business hours. For more information call (716) 592-3980. “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi The Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive will be set up at Tops Markets, Springville Walmart and Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe through the week of Dec. 23 to help raise money for those in need in the Springville area. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” - Charles Dickens Root 39 Salon and Spa located at 500 Cascade Drive in Springville is helping out a local family with a Giving Tree located inside their salon. Buy an ornament to hang on their tree for $1 and all donations will help a family with preemie twin angels. For more information call (716) 592-3939. “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” - John D. Rockefeller Jr. M&T Bank is collecting warm clothes for a Gift of Warmth clothing drive at its branches across Western New York, including the one located at 22 Mechanic Street in Springville. From now until Dec. 29, donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and coats will be accepted. Donations will benefit children and families in our area served by The Salvation Army of Buffalo.

Publisher Jim Bonn Managing Editor Alicia Dziak Advertising Manager Jennie Acklin Graphics Aubrie Johnson Writers Caitlin Croft, Deb Everts, Carlee Frank, Gwendolyn Fruehauf, Jolene Hawkins, Mary Heyl, Tim Oakley, Rich Place, Jennifer Weber Contributors Jaime Dickinson

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LOCAL Business Tree Farms Continued from front page

If you and your family fit into this category, here’s a list of local tree farms for you to check out. Happy hunting!

ASP to Install New Play Areas By Rick Miller

Forevergreens 11398 Bolton Road Springville, NY 14141 (716) 560-8004

Country Pine Farm 11996 Humphries Rd Holland, NY 14080 (716) 537-9327

Hill’s Christmas Tree Farm 13214 Belscher Road Springville, NY 14141 (716) 592-5096

Evergreen Hills Christmas Tree Farm 7586 Vermont Hill Rd Holland, NY 14080 (716) 537-2750

Trevett Tree Farm 13028 Trevett Rd Springville, NY 14141 (716) 954-3401

Roth’s Hillside Tree Farm 182 N. Main Street (Rte. 16) Holland, NY 14080 (716) 537-9398

Highlander Forest Christmas Trees 11730 Warner Gulf Road East Concord, NY 14055 (716) 496-8845

Boston Hill Nursery 7421 Old Lower East Hill Road Colden, NY 14033 (716) 662-7411

Jake’s Greenhouse Inc 11904 Route 240 East Concord, NY 14055 (716) 592-4084

Treehaven Evergreen Nursery 981 Jamison Road Elma, NY 14059 (716) 652-4206

Pine View Tree Farm 9595 Foote Rd Glenwood, NY 14069 (678) 953-7550

Two new playgrounds will be built in Allegany State Park as part of a $2.6 million commitment for 12 new or improved playgrounds at 10 state parks across the state. One is already under construction near Red House Beach. The other will be built on the Quaker side of the 65,000-acre state park. It is part of a goal Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed to modernize 100 state park playgrounds as part of the NY Parks 2020 Initiative. “With this investment, we are ensuring our park system remains second to none and I encourage families from near and far to get out and explore all New York has to offer,” Cuomo said in a prepared statement. Under the initiative, the state park will replace outdated playgrounds at the parks with code-compliant equipment, improve accessibility for people with disabilities and create distinct areas for young and older age groups. Playground construction will be coupled with site improvements, including shade trees or canopies, seating, water fountains and trail/walkway connections to the rest of the park. “Playgrounds encourage families with children to engage in healthy, active and creative play, and nurture a love of parks and recreation,” said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. “I’m grateful to Governor Cuomo for investing in safe, attractive parks and drawing more young people to our great outdoors.” In Allegany State Park, a natural wood themed playground with sand play features and a low zip line will be located just off the Red House Lake Beach next to the bathhouse. In the Quaker area, funds will be used to replace and expand an existing playground at the Quaker Run Picnic Area with natural wood themed equipment with three elevated towers and net climbing features. Construction will take place in the coming months. The playgrounds are expected to be ready for use next summer.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Ashford Junction Diner Celebrates One Year By Alicia Dziak

Traveling east from Ellicottville and south from Springville, where Routes 240 and 242 and also two sets of train tracks meet, it’s hard to believe this quiet little intersection of Ashford Junction was once a highly-populated area of Ellicottville. In the late 1800s, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway (BR&P) built a passenger stop in Ashford Junction, and businesses began to sprout up around it. Passengers making the trip from one major city to the next would often stop there to shop or eat, and it filled with stores, hotels and restaurants. As the years went by, and railroads became less necessary for travel, the area saw a decline in population, and it slowly morphed into what it is today—a cozy corner of Cattaraugus County. Today, one thing that still reminds us of days gone by is the Ashford Junction Diner, a quaint little restaurant that sits across from the tracks and will have you feeling nostalgic. The diner, which is attached to the Ellicottville Country Store, has been a store since the turn of the last century. It was also at one time a Harley-Davidson garage. And while the restaurant and building are steeped in history, current owners Jay and Peggy LaCroix are new to the business, proudly

getting ready to celebrate their first anniversary. The LaCroixs, who said they “live two minutes” away, discovered the opportunity when driving by en route to a school sports banquet for their son. While Peggy was a social worker, and Jay a painter, both were looking for a change. “We were both ready to do something different,” Jay said. That something different involved carrying on the tradition of the little restaurant in Ashford Junction. Soon, the LaCroixs found themselves using their relevant experience (Jay noted that his father was a food service manager at Holiday Valley, and that he grew up in the business) and re-opened the restaurant, which had been closed for a couple months in late 2016 when it was between owners. They decided to name it Ashford Junction Diner because of its location and because they both had family history rooted in the railroads, discovering through reading material that both their grandfathers and great grandfathers actually worked together in Ashford Junction on the railroad and at the Switch Tower that still remains across from the diner. The newly-opened and newly-renamed diner quickly became a hot spot for breakfast and lunch, which, according to the LaCroixs,

are both served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the restaurant is open Wednesday through Sundays. That means you don’t have to rush out of the house in the morning to make it in time for breakfast! On the tables, guests can find history books about the railroads, Ashford Junction and other nearby areas. “We want people to know the whole history,” said Jay. Jay and Peggy work together in the kitchen and in the dining room, and their teenage kids even chip in on the weekends, making it a true family business. The atmosphere is one geared toward comfort and family. “It feels like one big kitchen, and everyone feels at home,” explained Jay. Peggy added that she thinks the diner promotes the lost art of conversation. “Everyone shares stories,” she said, adding that there are even a number of board games, like Shut the Box, to encourage families to spend quality time together and to unplug from their phones. While the diner offers many traditional menu items, they also offer some unique eats. “Our top seller as of late has been our Reuben Omelet,” Peggy said. “At first we were skeptical, but people seem to love it. Served with rye toast and a kicked up Thousand Island on the side, people love it! The second (most popular) is the Sweet and Salty, a large croissant stuffed with

a folded egg, bacon and Swiss, then drizzled with a homemade maple glaze—a splash of bacon bits makes a surprisingly great dish! People love Evelyn’s Oatmeal and The Gian which is made with our homemade corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits.” The LaCroixs also recently introduced their “LaCroixant”— pressed croissants filled with a variety of deliciousness, such as spinach, feta and egg, or mac and cheese and tomato. “As far as specials, I never know what we’ll come up with. If it pops into my head we’ll make it,” Peggy noted. “Since we serve a majority of breakfast, we have a menu for the table. As for our lunch menu, it is an open made to order menu for patrons to make up what they want. We have a loyal customer from Buffalo and his sandwich creation became so popular we have it on the board as The Michael. So who knows? Someone else could be up there!” Peggy added that they also offer a limited kids’ menu. In addition to their impressive breakfast and lunch menu, the LaCroixs are bringing back their Friday Fish Fry starting on their one-year anniversary, Friday, Dec. 15. The fish frys, which were offered last spring during Lent, include Yuengling-battered or broiled fish with a choice of salt potatoes or homemade mac and cheese, cole slaw and a roll. They will be available take out or dinein until 8 p.m. on Fridays throughout the winter and early spring. And as for year No. 2 in business? “We are looking forward to seeing our business grow in 2018 simply by offering a great dining experience for all those who visit!” said Peggy. “So far, according to social media sites like Yelp, and Trip Advisor, we have 4.5-5 stars! We want to keep that reputation so keeping up on what we’re doing by being

Ashford Junction Diner owners Jay and Peggy LaCroix will be celebrating one year in business on Dec. 15.

able to offer more than just a dining experience. Having the antique and gift shop connected on the opposite side is definitely a plus especially when it’s busy! We don’t feel rushed and the customer gets more time to relax and enjoy themselves while preparing their meal. It’s a win-win!” Also, something for visitors to keep in mind, which is also on a hand written sign hanging inside the diner, Peggy said: “We don’t have a fast cook...we don’t have a slow cook...we have a half-fast cook! Jay takes pride in his cooking so don’t expect a fast food experience.”

“We just want to give visitors a piece of history and a fun way to begin or end the weekend here,” Jay said. “We want to make everyone feel at home!” The Ashford Junction Diner is located just minutes from the heart of Ellicottville, and a short drive from Springville, at 5364 Route 242 in Ellicottville. (Heading out of Ellicottville, it’s just past Robbins Road, where the Ellicottville Distillery is located.) There is plenty of parking both in front and in back. For more info, visit their Facebook page (www.facebook. com/Ashford-JunctionDiner-252763911820967/) or call 699-6100.

The once-bustling Ashford Junction. The road pictured is the current Route 240, and the train depot is on the left, with the village of Ellicottville in the distance to the right.

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SGI SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday, Dec. 7 V. Bowling @ Eden, 4 p.m. JV Girls BB vs. Maryvale, 5 p.m. Mod. Wrestling @ Eden, 5 p.m. V. Girls BB vs Maryvale, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 V. Boys Swim vs. Iroquois, 5 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball Raises Over $500 for Toys for Tots On Saturday, Dec. 2, the SGI girls basketball program hosted a “Toys for Tots” game, which was incredibly successful. Thanks to all the spectators, SGI parents, coaches and players as we were able to raise over $500 and bring in five full boxes of unwrapped toys for families within our community in need of providing a beautiful Christmas for their families.

Saturday, Dec. 9 V. Wrestling SGI Tournament, 8 a.m. V. Indoor Track @ Houghton College, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11 V. Bowling vs Lackawanna, 4:30 p.m. Mod. G BB vs. Holland, 5 p.m. JV Boys BB @Cheektowaga, 5 p.m. Mod Boys Basketball vs. Holland, 6:30 p.m. V Boys BB @Cheektowaga, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 Mod. Wrestling @ Orchard Park Middle School, 4:30 p.m. JV Girls BB @Pioneer, 5:30 p.m. V Girls BB @Pioneer, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 V Bowling @JFK, 4:30 p.m. JV Boys BB @Lake Shore, 5 p.m. Mod. G BB @Eden Leave, 5 p.m. V. Wrestling VS. Eden, 6:30 p.m. V Boys BB @Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m. Mod. Boys Basketball @Eden, 6:30 p.m.

Pictured above: SYI basketball program 3rd and 4th grade girls played during JV match-up halftime. While the JV game was on, the SGI Varsity girls sat with our up and coming stars. Pictured below: Both JV and Varsity teams, including coaches, for SGI and Mount Mercy. Photos by Lynn Rosati.

SGI Coaches Corner Girls’ Varsity Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey

The varsity girls basketball team played host to Mt. Mercy Academy on Saturday afternoon and lost 47-23. The girls opened the game down 16-0 which made it difficult to climb back in to the game. Early in the third quarter Grace Zabawa nailed a three pointer from the wing to cut the deficit down to 10 but that was as close as the Lady Griffs would come for the duration of the game. Despite the result, excellent performances were turned in by: Sydney Rosati, Ivette Lewandowski and Ryan Stedman. The varsity girls basketball team pulled off a thrilling 40-33 win over the JFK Bears on Monday night. The girls trailed for most of the game and were down by as many as 8 points in the 4th quarter. The tide turned behind the stellar defense of Grace Zabawa and Sydney Rosati. Both girls were fantastic in forcing turnovers to stop the Bears from scoring. Ivette Lewandowski was fouled while taking a three pointer with two minutes left in the game. She sank all three free throws to tie the game up. From there, Rosati buried a three in the corner and Grace Zabawa made an acrobatic layup to help the girls pull away. Ivette Lewandowski and Sydney Rosati each finished with 12 points, Grace Zabawa had 8 points, Mackenzie Engel chipped in 4 points and Ryan Stedman, along with Kelsey Zabawa, scored two points each to lead the Griffs to a big comeback win. The girls are now 1-1 on the season and open their league schedule on Thursday when they play host to the Maryvale Flyers. Great job girls!

SGI Indoor Track Photos by Jaime Dickinson

Co-Ed Varsity Indoor Track, Coach Joseph Marvin

Girls Race Walk, Ranked Number one in Western New York 1st place Corrin Sacilowski 8:28 sectional qualifier; 55 hurdles, 1st place Payton Rowe 9.5 Sectional qualifier, Personal best Cheyanne Folts 10.74, Personal best Haven Ford 10.89; 3000- 3rd place Jacy Schelble 12:56; 10002nd Lizzy Miranda 3:39.6; 600- PB Jaime Dickinson 2:02, PB Lexi Moriarty 2:15; 55 dash- PB Mabel Robinson 8.84; 1500- 2nd Hannah Goetz 5:31, 4th Erin Drewiega 5:47; Long Jump , PB Cheyanne Folts 13’2, PB Kylie Gerlach 12’3 Boys 55 hurdles- PB Andrew Delasandro 10.16, PB Mike Huber 11.86; 3200- 5th Brett Russell 11:07, PB Casey Waterman 12:37; 1000- 5th Zach Peterman 3:07.3; 6001st Topher Elkins 1:32; 55 dash- 1st Nick Abdo 6.99 Sectional qualifier; 1600- 4th Zach Peterman 5:17.3; 3001st Nick Abdo 37.7 sectional Qualifier, 2nd Topher Elkins 38.8 Sectional Qualifier; 4x400- 1st 3:56.9 , Nick Abdo, Topher Elkins, Jared Reese , Luke Waterman; Long jumpPB Mason Field 16’11 Indoor track team

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UPCOMING EVENTS Dec. 8-9 Middle School Musical

SYI Indoor Soccer Registration Ends Dec. 15 If you’re looking for a way to get your kids up and out of the house this winter, SYI’s indoor soccer is the answer! This rec level program is for students in grades 3-6 and gives them an opportunity to be active while working on their skills. Games will held Tuesday an Thursday evenings January through March, at the Middle School gym. Two games are played each night, at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. SYI indoor soccer is now in its sixth year. Be sure to reserve your spot by signing up soon! Cost is $25, which includes all games and a t-shirt. Registration ends Dec. 15. Sign up at

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Middle School Musical Dec. 8-9

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on a roundabout,” Willibey said, drawing applause from those in attendance. He later added, “What we are on board with — with the town and everybody else — is a safer intersection up here for everybody.” Of those who spoke up during the meeting, most voicing opposition to the roundabout cited the cost, although it would be paid for 90 percent by federal funding, 7.5 percent by state funds and 2.5 percent by county funds, according to data provided by Askinazi. “It’s a viable option because we have the room to do it and the accident history and the severity of the accidents, we felt it would be beneficial,” Wilkolaski said about a roundabout. “That’s why it’s carried on to this point.” The public also voiced concerns about removal of the fire department’s well for construction; commuters sliding through the roundabout, especially from Genesee Road headed west, during inclement weather; tractors and other heavy equipment navigating it; and the impact construction would have on businesses and the nearby fire department. In regard to the latter matter, Askinazi said construction at the roundabout would allow for traffic to still navigate the same route. Also of note, the roundabout would be built

with malleable curbing, he added, allowing trucks to go up onto the roundabout circle, if necessary. In the four scenarios formally presented at the meeting, none suggested only installing stop signs along Route 240. The only scenario that did recommend an all-way stop also included rerouting Sibley Road to intersect Route 240 just north of the intersection, eliminating all five roads intersecting so close to each other. Askinazi said in the study, it was determined some commuters were uncertain if it was necessary to stop twice when pulling out of Sibley Road because of its close proximity to the intersection in the current configuration. “Sibley (Road) is kind of the problem child here,” added Wilkolaski, “otherwise it would have been a four-way stop a year ago.” Although it was mentioned multiple times by the public to install stop signs at the intersection first and then, if still warranted, eventually install a more significant change like a roundabout if the problem isn’t remedied, Wilkolaski said the timeline of funding will not allow for it and changes to traffic patterns should not be repeatedly changed. “If we are going to do an all-way stop, that’s what we are going to do,” she said. “And that’s maybe where

this ends up, but we don’t try an all-way stop that is there one day and gone the next because we were just trying it. If we are going to do an all-way stop, it’s going to be an all-way stop.” Toward the end of the meeting, Wilkolaski said only leaving the intersection’s configuration the same but adding additional stop signs — similar to the changes in the intersection of Genesee Road and Springville-Boston Road just two miles west — is possible. “The option to do the nobuild and have the county come in separate and just put up the stop signs (is) still an option,” she said. “We have not made up our mind. And becoming pretty clear here what the public wants.” She invited residents to submit their opinions in writing. Letters can be sent this month to: Gina Wilkolaski, Erie County DPW, 95 Franklin St., 14th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202. A decision is expected to be made at the end of December, she said. ANYTHING PRINTED Quality Service for all your Printing Needs

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4.81 accidents per million vehicles is 13.74 times higher than the regional rate of .35 accidents per million vehicles. The intersection does not warrant a traffic signal, he said, because of the lack of volume of vehicles passing through it. The roundabout option was presented because of the lack of reduction in fatalities at roundabouts, he said, citing federal studies. “Even if there is an accident, because of the geometry on the approach, the accidents tend to be glancing blows instead of head-on collisions,” Askinazi said. “You might have a fender-bender or you might have property damage, but the fatal accidents are dramatically decreased.” But following the presentation, the vocal majority spoke out against a roundabout. Matthew Willibey, a past chief of the East Concord Fire Department, said since larger stop signs and “cross traffic does not stop” signs were installed on Genesee Road at the intersection in November 2016, there has not been a single personal injury accident there. The study — and the process to acquire funding — to remedy the problems at the intersection began before the signs were installed. “My opinion, and it’s the opinion of the fire department, I don’t think we need to spend $3 million

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LOCAL Happenings OBITUARIES Phillip Bernstein 1964-2017

Phillip C. Bernstein, of Fiddler’s Green Manor, formerly of Olean, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, shortly after arrival at ECMC. Phil was born on March 8, 1964, and was a son of William C. and Mary Ellen Shriver Bernstein. On July 1, 1990, in Olean, he married his wife of 27 years, Rosalie A. Dieteman, who survives. Phil was a 1982 graduate of Portville Central School. He continued on to St. Bonaventure University, earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and mathematics. Phil worked as a computer programmer for Disney Computer Services. He moved to Philadelphia

and then went to work for Anderson Little Men’s Suits Sales for over five years in the late 1980s and early 1990s, where he received a Sales (Word) Award for all five years. Phil went to work as a security guard for Centocor in Malvern, Pa., became a computer operator for about a year. He also worked for Radio Shack. Phil moved back to Olean in 2001 and worked for Radio Shack in Bradford, Pa. and then he went to work at Blockbuster in Olean until about 2005. He is formerly a member of B’Nai Israel Synagogue. Along with his wife, Phil is survived by a brother, Alan (Paula) Bernstein of Olean; a niece; a nephew; and a grandniece. Friends were received and a memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 4, 2017) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. The Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Evans, Pastor of the Olean First Presbyterian Church, officiated. Online condolences may be made at www.

Carmen Seneca 1959-2017

Carmen Seneca, 58, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Gowanda Nursing Home. He was born April 24, 1959 in Silver Creek, the son of the late Grant and Eleanor (Tallchief) Seneca. Mr. Seneca worked in the roofing and construction field. He is survived by a son, Eric Seneca; two sisters, Audrey Seneca of Gowanda and Donna Seneca of

Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Mr. Seneca is predeceased by four brothers: Francis Tallchief, Donald Tallchief, Franklin Tallchief and John Seneca. Private family services were held. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 E. Main St. in Gowanda.

Phyllis J. Bley 1930-2017

Phyllis J. Bley, 87, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at her home. She was born July 6, 1930 in Hamburg, the daughter of the late Erwin and Vera (Johnson) Pierce. On Sept. 25, 1948, she married Carl W. Bley, who predeceased her on March 21, 2001. Mrs. Bley was previously employed at the Gowanda Central School in the cafeteria for many years. She was a past member of the Collins Center United Methodist Church, Gowanda United Methodist Church, Versailles United Methodist Church and attended the Hamburg Wesleyan Church. Mrs. Bley is survived by a son, Terry (Pam) Bley

of Gowanda; and two daughters, Marlene (Bob) Sprague of Orchard Park and Eileen (Butch) Gabel of Hamburg. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides her loving husband, Mrs. Bley is predeceased by her son, Carl Bley and his wife, Cathy. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 10, 2017) from the Gowanda Free Methodist Church in Gowanda. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main St., Gowanda. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Dec. 9 Drive-In Nativity 6 and 7:30 p.m., Springville Assembly of God Church Dec. 9 Santa at Gowanda Harley-Davidson

Dec. 9 Youth Snowmobile Safety Course Presented by the Franklinville Snowmobile Club, the class will be held on Saturday, Dec 9th at 9am at the Ischua Valley Country Club. You can call Dave at 716373-3316 to sign up and get more info

Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17 Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Zoo Dec. 9-24 Santa at Canalside

Dec. 16 Trans-Siberian Orchestra 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the KeyBank Center Dec. 17 United Heritage Fiddlers Assoc. Christmas Party 2-5 p.m. North Collins Senior Center, 11065 Rt 62,N. Collins. Acoustic Jam. No admission fee, however, a donation for the White Elephant sale and a dish to pass is appreciated.

Dec. 10 Dec. 9 Buffalo Philharmonic Santa Con Family Series Presents the 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. Bring a Dec. 9 Jingle Bell Jam new toy to spread Christmas Santa at Gowanda cheer to the children of the Davidson Boys and Girls Club. Dec. 15 Dec. 9-10 M&T Third Fridays at the Santa Land at Chestnut Buffalo History Museum Dec. 18 Dec. 9 Ridge Park Free admission to the muGraham Cracker Houses Celebrate a 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., with the seum and Resource Center with Explore and More Community Christmas last hayride to see Santa at (459 Forest Ave) Hulbert Library. Call to with the Mortons Corners 2:30. This will once again register, 592-7742. Baptist Church be a Toys for Tots drop off 13342 Mortons Corners location! This free, family Dec. 16 Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-23 event includes face paintBake Sale Fairgrounds Festival of Road in Springville on ing, marshmallow roasting, sponsored by the St. Al’s AlLights Saturday, 1-4pm. tar Society on There will be crafts, games wood cutting, arts and crafts and hay rides to see the big Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon festival-lights/ for the kids, a juggler and more. Also a wonderful se- guy himself! Get there early to 4 p.m. at the Parish Hall, lection of Christmas candies so you don’t miss out! Food Franklin St. Springville. Dec. 20 and cookies. Come for variand beverage will also be Also the St. Al’s Crafters Snowmobile Season Begins ous door prizes and a free made available to purchase. will be there with homeham for the first 25 families. made gifts. Now-Jan. 7 mortonscornersbaptistPoinsettias at the Botanical Gardens

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Village of Springville Holiday Message At this joyful time of year, on behalf of the all the appointed and elected officials of the Village of Springville, I wish our employees and residents a very Merry and Blessed Holiday Season. We have much for which to be thankful. Our Village provides many services which make living in Springville joyful and fulfilling. The goal of our service to you is to assure a happy and prosperous Village. New Year is a time for personal reflection, faith filled joy, and neighborly love. May the faith, hope and joy of the season, enrich your lives in our Village. Bill Krebs, Mayor, Village of Springville

POLICE REPORTS The Springville Times publishes police reports as received from police and government agencies. Reports are edited only for style and grammar. The Times is not responsible for errors in publication but is committed to accuracy. If you discover an error, contact the newsroom at 699-4062. Erie County Sheriff’s Office BOSTON — Heather Kollatz, 42, of Concord, was charged Nov. 25 with operating with a suspended registration and an unclassified misdemeanor following a traffic stop on Boston State Road for an unspecified vehicle and traffic offense. During the stop, it was revealed the vehicle Kollatz was operating had suspended license plates for insurance not in effect. Kollatz was released to appear in court at a later date. COLLINS — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit was requested Nov. 25 by Collins Fire Chief and the New York State Police to determine the cause and origin of a house fire on State Road. Erie County Sheriff’s K-9 Axe was deployed to assist and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

kept outside in inclement weather without proper shelter or access to water. One dog was in need of medical attention. Amy S. Kingsland, 35, of 28A Mill St., Delevan, was charged under New York State Agriculture and Market Law section 353-B, failure to provide appropriate shelter, and section 363, failure to provide proper food and drink, after an investigation by the dog control officer from the town of Yorkshire. Kingsland was issued appearance tickets and released. The dogs were seized on a warrant from the Town of Yorkshire Court and placed into the custody of dog control officer Joe Neamon. Delevan man arrested on drug-related DWI charges DELEVAN — A Delevan man was arrested Nov. 30 for allegedly driving while impaired by drugs. Drew M. Stock, 32 of Delevan, was charged at 1:52 p.m. with first-degree operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and first-offence driving while intoxicated, all unclassified misdemeanors; and multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. Stock was stopped at 11684 Grove St. in Delevan for an uninspected motor vehicle and crossing the centerline. Police said while interviewing Stock, he had slow slurred speech and appeared to be confused. Stock was given standard field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. Records state Stock was evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who confirmed he was impaired. Stock was issued traffic tickets returnable to court this month.

New York State Police MACHIAS — A one-car accident was reported at 3:20 a.m. Nov. 24 on Main and Franklin streets. Michael R. Sampson, 37, of Arcade, was identified as the driver. No injuries were reported. YORKSHIRE — A one-car accident was reported at 5:41 p.m. Nov. 27 on Cagwin Road and Lime Lake Elton Road. Patricia A. McCown, 51, of Franklinville, was identified as the driver. No injuries were reported. YORKSHIRE — Brandy L. Hamill, 44, of Delevan, was charged at 12:03 p.m. Nov. 30 with first-offense driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; and crossing road hazard markings, an infraction. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. YORKSHIRE — Devin R. Clark, 20, of Delevan, was charged at 2:44 p.m. Dec. 2 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, an unclassified East Otto man faces sex crime charges misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, EAST OTTO — The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection on Dec. 2 announced the arrest of an East Otto man for certificate, an infraction. felony sex crime charges. Jeffrey H. Horn, 53, of 7806 Sky Ranch Road, was arrested Delevan woman charged with animal neglect by deputies on a warrant at 4 p.m. Friday and charged with DELEVAN — The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office first-degree attempted criminal sex act, a class B felony; collected three dogs after a call from the SPCA Monday, first-degree sexual abuse, a class E felony; and endangering Nov. 27 regarding animal neglect. the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Police records said deputies allegedly found three dogs Horn was held pending further proceedings.

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COMMUNITY Concord Senior Center Upcoming Events

Concord Senior Center Week Dec. 11-15 Monday, Dec. 11-11 a.m. Garden Club Christmas Party, 11 a.m. Stay Fit Exercise 12 p.m. Stay Fit Lunch Tuesday, Dec. 12- 9:30 a.m. Yoga, 10:00-Make free gift tags, 11 a.m. Stay Fit Exercises, 12 p.m. Stay Fit Lunch, 1 p.m. Meet w/ Heap Representative Wednesday 13-10:30-Exercises w/Kim, 12:30- SENIOR CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY @SPRINGVILLE COUNTRY CLUB Thursday, Dec. 14-11 a.m. -Stay Fit Exercises, 12 p.m. Stay Fit Lunch 12:30-DECEMBER BIRTHDAY PARTY, 1 p.m.-Euchre Friday, Dec. 15-CENTER CLOSED FOR TOWN CHRISTMAS PARTY This is a very busy time of the year, but for some that are alone, it is hard time to deal with -so stop in & visit -maybe you can make a new friend! We have yoga every Tuesday-on the 12th, we are going to make free gift tags. Come to our Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 19 -you have a chance to walk away with $100 or one of our other prizes-each time you stop in -you get a ticket for drawings-but you must be at party to get prize. Bring an ornament to put on the center tree. We now have a recyling paper tote here-so bring your old newspapers here. QUESTIONS OR IDEAS-592-2764---EMAIL

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Ham & Cheese Strata w/ White Cheese Sauce Scalloped Apples and Cranberries Broccoli Wheat Dinner Roll Tapioca Pudding 949




Cheddar Beef Macaroni Casserole Cauliflower Fiesta Corn Dinner Roll Diced Peaches 754

Turkey Burger w/ Gravy Carrots Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole Wheat Hamburger Roll Pineapple Tidbits 801

Side Salad

Pork Ribbette w/ BBQ Sauce Potato Salad Italian Green Beans Hot Dog Roll Butterscotch Pudding 820


Breaded Veal Patty w/ Gravy Mashed Potatoes California Blend Vegetables Dinner Roll Apple Oatmeal Bar

Knockwurst w/ Sauerkraut Mashed Potatoes Green Beans w/ Red Pepper Hot Dog Roll Chocolate Pudding 746


Beef Macaroni Casserole Green Peas Sliced Carrots Wheat Dinner Roll Fresh Orange 778





Sliced Roast Pork w/ Mushroom Gravy German Potato Salad Brussels Sprouts Wheat Dinner Roll Brownie w/ Chocolate Frost. 864


Sweet and Sour Chicken Seasoned Spinach Wax Beans White Rice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 777

20 Christmas Dinner

Chicken Cordon Bleu w/ Cheese Sauce Over White Rice Brussels Sprouts, Dinner Roll Baked Apples w/ Cran & Cinn Chocolate Cream Pie 1125

25 26 27 Chicken w/ Cacciatore Merry Christmas Breaded Sauce over Penne Pasta Seasoned Mashed Squash from the Green Peas Rice Crispy Square 771 Stay Fit Dining Program


Meatloaf w/ Gravy Scalloped Potatoes Broccoli Rye Bread Frosted Banana Cake

Homemade Stuffed Pepper w/ Savory Sauce AuGratin Diced Potatoes Green Peas Italian Bread Fruited Gelatin 858 Beef & Rice Patty w/ Savory Sauce Mashed Potatoes Cabbage/ Savory Sauce Breakaway Roll Peaches 729




Cheese Omelet w/ Cheese Sauce Seasoned Home Fries Seasoned Spinach w/ Mushrooms Wheat Dinner Roll Fresh Orange 814

Side Salad

Breaded Fish w/ Tarter Sauce Seasoned Spinach Creamy Coleslaw Macaroni & Cheese Strawberry Oatmeal Bar 1047

29 New Year’s Dinner

Breaded Bone-In Pork Chop w/ Gravy & Cranberry Sauce Green Bean Casserole Cauliflower Bread Stuffing Coconut Cream Pie 1197

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Gaming Unplugged: Thursday, December 14 @ 5:30pm. Each month we play a new board game. Fun for all ages. Book Club: Monday, December 18 at 11am. We will be discussing “I am Half Sick of Shadows” by Alan Bradley. Christmas Story Hour: Tuesday, December 19 at 6pm. Come and enjoy some of your favorite Christmas time stories, make seasonal crafts and play Christmas themed games. Ages 3-10, call or stop in to sign up! The library will be CLOSED Monday, December 25 for Christmas. Please have a safe and happy Holiday! Movie Night: Thursday, December 28 at 5:30 pm. This animated movie features the voices of Jim Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker . You can call the Library for the Title of the Movie. Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. Library Hours: Monday 2-8 pm, Tuesday 2-8 pm, Wednesday 10:30 am - 5 pm, Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday 10:30 am -5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm, Sunday - CLOSED. Telephone - 532-5129.

Hulbert Public Library Events

Lapsit: Session 3 For ages 6 months to 2 years. Picture books, toys, music, bubbles! Four week session: December 5th thru 26th. Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Library Board Meeting on 12/7/17. The Hulbert Library Board meets the first Thursday of the month at 9:00 am. There are no meetings in July and August. Erie County Dept. of Social Services Community Assistance Intern. Ongoing service beginning October 19th. Hours: Every Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Every Friday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm **There will be no interns November 10th (Veterans Day - County Observance), Nov. 23rd and 24th (Thanksgiving break), or December 21st, 22nd, 28th, or 29th (UB winter break).** No registration necessary. Drop in, first come, first serve. Receive assistance with applying for help with food, help with heating bills, SNAP, WIC, finding legal assistance, home weatherization, finding health clinics, and other social services programs. Preschool Story Time: Session 3. For ages 3-5 years. Four week session: December 7th thru 28th. Thursdays at 10:30 am. Picture books, rhymes, simple craft, finger plays, short video. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Mr. J Presents SANTA WOW!!! This takes place on 12/8/17 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Dave and Kathleen Jeffers will present an interactive Holiday themed magic show complete with visits from some friends from the North

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Collins Public Library Events

Lego Club: Monday, December 11 at 6:30pm. Ages 4-12. Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! Graham Cracker Houses: Tuesday, December 12 at 5pm. Build a graham cracker house with Explore and More Children’s Museum! Ages 3-12, space is limited with only 20 spots available so please call or stop in to sign up!!

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Pole! Parents, be sure to bring your camera for this free, family-friendly event! Registration is required. Please call 592-7742, Ornament Making Workshop, this will be on 12/9/17 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. For ages 7 and up. Family-friendly. Adults are encouraged to attend. This workshop will include creating two snowman ornaments: one 3 inches tall, the other 6 inches. Bring the family along for this festive activity. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742 to sign up. Holiday Doll Making Workshop, on 12/14/17 at 4:30 pm. For ages 7 and up. Family-friendly. Caregivers are encouraged to stay for the fun. Our resident doll maker will be here to offer a free workshop focused on creating Elf Dolls. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Gaming Unplugged. This new event will be on 12/15/17 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.Ages 10-14.* Created by kids, for kids, the library meeting room will be open for board game play. There will be a variety of games and snacks provided. Have a game you would like to share? Bring it along (must be age appropriate). Registration is encouraged but drop ins are welcome. 592-7742.*Age range is flexible. Kids are welcome as long as they are there for the love of board games. Alzheimer’s Association: Legal and Financial Planning. This event is on 12/18/17 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and what plans to put in place. No registration necessary. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 1800-2723900. Graham Cracker Houses with Explore & More, this will be on 12/18/17 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, And another program at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All ages welcome (younger children will need assistance). Come to the library for a fun family project with a sweet treat at the end. Make your own miniature gingerbread house out of graham crackers. Adults, don’t forget your camera! Registration is required. Please call 592-7742.

Religious Services 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 Embrace the Power of Prayer... Mortons Corners Baptist Church 13342 Mortons Corners Road • (716) 592-2703. New Life Fellowship Church 17 Park Street • (716) 592-4764 Our Savior Lutheran Church 431 Waverly Street • (716) 592-4344 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 35B E Main Street • (716) 574-3435 First United Methodist Church 474 E Main Street • (716) 592-7451 St Aloysius Parish 190 Franklin Street • (716) 592-2701 East Otto United Methodist Church 7896 East Flats Road, East Otto Weekly services at 10 a.m.

Local Community Meetings Village of Springville Board 1st & 3rd Monday

65 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141 (716) 592-4936

Village of Springville Planning Board 2nd Tuesday

65 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141

Town of Concord Board 2nd Thursday

86 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141 (716) 592-4948

Town of Concord Planning Board 1st Tuesday

86 Franklin St., Springville, New York 14141

Springville-Griffith Institute School Board Visit

290 N. Buffalo St., Springville, New York 14141 (716) 592-3200

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Village Hall, 10543 Main Street, North Collins, NY 14111 (716) 337-3160


The Collins Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will be holding their annual Organizational Meeting on January 4, 2018 @ 7 pm. Meeting location is at The Collins Center Fire Hall 3514 Main St. Collins NY. Michelle K. Schneider, Secretary

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HELP WANTED Dekdebruns Snow Sports is looking to fill full time positions with people interested in sales & service of ski & snowboard equipment & accessories. Apply within. Dina’s at Holimont is looking for part time seasonal help, cashier/ counter help and prep/concession cooks for cafeteria and club events. Please apply at Dinaʼs in Ellicottville or send resume to

Help Wanted - Experienced Line Cook, full- or part-time. Other positions also available. Apply in person at Papa Jakes 243 West Main St., Springville.


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Is looking for a Bar tender and a cleaner 2-3 days per week, mornings and weekends a must, reliable. PART TIME SERVICE MANAGER Well-established independently-owned auto repair facility built on the principle that honesty and integrity need to be the driving force behind the business flexibility and schedule work 2 to 3 days a week Automotive technician experience and computer Diagnostics required strong customer Communication customer service leadership and organizational skills are necessary please send resume to: Salamanca Press C/O Box #405 36 River St., Salamanca, NY 14779

Employment / Help Wanted Medical Administrator (County Jail) The Cattaraugus County Sheriffʼs Office is seeking candidates for the position of Medical Administrator (County Jail) to be filled on a full time basis. This is responsible professional work calling for the service of a nurse practitioner or physician to oversee medical services in a clinic setting and/or act as a medical consultant. The work is performed subject to general supervision and within established policies and procedures. Direct supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate medical personnel. A Medical Administrator (County Jail) does related work as required. The successful applicant must be a nurse practitioner or physician currently registered to practice medicine in New York State. Salary: $75,150 per year. Permanent appointment requires successful completion, and placement, thru the Civil Service examination process. Additional information regarding this position and examination/employment application are available at jobs. Applications including proof of licensure must be received by December 22, 2017 and sent to: Cattaraugus County Human Resources 303 Court Street Little Valley, NY 14755 Cattaraugus County An Equal Opportunity Employer



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Oxford Academy CSD Art L/T Teacher. NYS Certification required. Visit by December 8 to apply.

Park Centre currently has various modern apts. for rent. Call Denise for details 716-372-5555 ext 227

School Crossing Guard Wanted. 1-2 hrs. per day on school days. $10$15 per hr. Apply in person at the Olean Police Dept. or if questions, call (716)376-5680

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Do you know the Social Media world? Do you want to be at the ground level of a brand new Social Media platform? If you said yes and have the knowledge and the drive, we want to hear from you. This is a full time position, benefits, paid vacation and 401k. Applicants should be versed in graphic design and InDesign. This position will be out of our Olean office. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter, experience, education and references to: Box 856 c/o Bradford Publishing, Inc. PO Box 365 43 Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701 EOE

Pets / Pet Care White Siberian Husky puppy, $400. For details, call (716)353-0662

Apartments For Rent 1 & 2 BR, quality, furn/ unfurn., gar., $495 to $800 incl. util. No Pets Olean. 716-560-6656 CUBA - 2 bdrm. apt. No pets. For details, call (716)378-2407 For Rent 3 bedroom/2 bath, $200 per night, occupancy of 16. Fireplaces, everything provided to cook with in kitchen. Sheets provided bring your own pillows and blankets. 3 miles to Ellicottville/HolidayValley/ HoliMont - taxi service available. No pets, guns or ATV's. Contact Stan - call or tex 716-597-6330. Lower 2 bdrm, stove, refrig, $575 a mo. + util + sec. no pets, 372-9380 Olean - 2 apts. Both 2 bdrm., 1 ba. Util incl. For details, call (716)378-9140

Olean - 3 bdrm home. Newly remodeled. For details, call (718)772-2273 Olean - 4 bdrm., 1 ba, house. $675/mo. + $675 sec. Call or text (850)867-2320

Commercial / Rental Property Riichburg Area lg. storage warehouse/ gar. & more 2400 sq. ft. 716-656-9592

Legals Advertisement For Bids The Town of Allegany is now accepting bids for 2018Diesel Fuel #2 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel and Winter Blend 60/40. Inclusive Dates: January 15, 2018 through January 14, 2019. Bids will be accepted until Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:00 pm at the Town Clerk's Office, 52 West Main St, Allegany, NY 14706. Bid Forms may be picked up at the Town Clerk's between 9am - 4pm Monday through Friday. Bids will opened by the Town of Allegany Board at the regular board meeting on December 12, 2017 at 7pm. All bids must be sealed and clearly marked "2018 Diesel Fuel Bid". All bids must be accompanied by a Non-Collusive Bidding Certificate. John M. Moshier Town of Allegany Highway Superintendent RFP - Internal Network Connections Equipment The Bradford Area School District issues a Request for Proposal for internal network connections equipment at the Floyd C. Fretz Middle School. Bid opening 12/14/2017 at 1:00 pm. For more information, contact the issuing Officer: John D Petruzzi Director of Technology Bradford Area School District 150 Lorana Ave Bradford, PA 16701 814-362-3841 ext. 2505

Legals NOTICE OF FILING Name of Limited Liability Company: SunRay Memorial Park, LLC Date of Filing of Articles of Irgabuzation: May 25, 2017 County of Office: Cattaraugus Principal Office: 5367 Narrows Road, Little Valley, NY 14755 The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is the Principal Office. The purpose of the Compan is Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF Formation of Jenny's Online Items, LLC. Articles of Organization has been filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/17. Office of location: Allegany County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O the LLC, P.O. Box 501, Wellsville, NY 14895. The Town of Friendship Fire District passed a resolution to permit transfer of funds from their truck reserve account in the amount of $50,584.00 to purchase truck from West Herr Dodge. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THISTLE DOWN STABLE, LLC: Articles of Organization of Thistle Down Stable, LLC. Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law: The name of the limited liability company is: Thistle Down Stable, LLC. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Department of State is September 14, 2017. The county within this State in which the office of the limited liability company is located is Cattaraugus. The address of the business is: 3575 McClure Hollow Road, Allegany, NY 14706. The secretary of state has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and the post office address within this state to which the secretary of state shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon it is: Cheri Stady, 3575 McClure Hollow Road, Allegany, NY 14706. The purpose of the business is horse BOCES boarding and riding lessons.

Organization with the Department of State is September 14, 2017. The county within this State in which the office of the limited liability company is located is Cattaraugus. The address of the business is: 3575 McClure Hollow To respond to a Box Number, send to: NY Road, Allegany, 14706. The secret(Box Number) NOTICE OF ary of state has c/o Olean FORMATION OF Times beenHerald designated THISTLE DOWN 639 Norton asDrive agent upon STABLE, Olean, LLC: NY whom process 14760 Articles of Organizagainst it may be ation of Thistle served and the Down Stable, LLC. post office address UnderLegals Section 203 within Legals this state to of the Limited Liabwhich the secretility Company Law: ary of state shall The name of the mail a copy of any limited liability com- process against the pany is: Thistle limited liability comDown Stable, LLC. pany served upon The date of filing it is: Cheri Stady, of the Articles of 3575 McClure Organization with Hollow Road, the Department of Allegany, NY State is September 14706. The pur14, 2017. The pose of the busicounty within this ness is horse State in which the boarding and office of the limited riding lessons. liability company is located is Cattaraugus. The address of the business is: 3575 McClure Hollow Road, Allegany, NY 14706. The secretary of state has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and the post office address within this state to which the secretary of state shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon it is: Cheri Stady, 3575 McClure Hollow Road, Allegany, NY 14706. The purpose of the business is horse boarding and riding lessons.


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Help Wanted Automotive Collision/ Body Shop Tech

Extremely busy quality collision center searching for experienced qualified technician. Top of line Garmat brand paint booth, aluminum repair equipment and mixing station. Applicant must be self motivated, dependable and able to work on multiple vehicles to improve turn rate. 401K, paid vacation, health insurance and excellent working conditions. Come join our family of over 80 hard working loyal local employees. Contact Greg Eisla Collision Manger at Greg@ or call 716-592-4949 x139 for a confidential interview

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Keeping healthcare local for you and your neighbors. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital continues recruiting talented healthcare providers to serve the people and families in your community.

Melanye Deuble-Hankins, RPAC

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Happy Holidays


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Bringing Magic Back to Children Help us fill our truck toys for the Giftwith Certifi cates Available children of Springville.

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By Mary Heyl

The first blast of winter weather is finally here, and whether you’re breaking out the snowblower, eagerly anticipating a snow day, or heading to the slopes, you’ve got snow on the brain! Celebrate the season with fun DIY snowflake decorations, recipes and gifts that you can enjoy all winter long. The classic paper snowflake is one of the best activities to keep the kids busy on a cold, snowy day, but if your papersnowflake-making skills are a little rusty, have no fear! Although folding a square sheet of white paper into eighths and free handing a pretty design with your scissors is fun, after several snowflakes you may run out of ideas for patterns. Head on over to Pinterest, where you can find a huge variety of snowflake templates, from elegant designs to Star Wars characters to superhero silhouettes, like Batman. Simply print out the

templates, fold on the dotted lines and cut. After cutting out your snowflakes, use a cool iron to smooth them out. From there, you and your family can use the snowflakes for all kinds of projects. Use fishing line to hang them at different heights in doorways and windows. Paper snowflakes are perfect for adorning gifts; using a glue stick or doublestick tape, attach them to gifts wrapped in solidcolored paper. Decorate the living room with garlands of shimmering snowflakes, perhaps across the fireplace mantel. Just apply spray adhesive or dab a spongetipped glue applicator on the snowflakes and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off the excess glitter and let dry. Thread the snowflakes onto a satin ribbon and attach to the mantelpiece with poster putty. Snowball cookies are the perfect treat to kick-start your holiday baking—they freeze well and are perfect with a nice cold glass of milk! If you’re baking for a cookie exchange or have family members who have allergies, it may be a good idea to skip the nuts; YellowBlissRoad. com has the perfect, easy recipe for this classic, meltin-your-mouth cookie. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1 box of white

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degrees (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer, about 5 minutes. With mixer on low speed, whisk gelatin mixture, and slowly pour the syrup mixture in a steady stream down the side of the bowl (to avoid splattering). Gradually raise the speed to high; beat until mixture is thick, white, and has almost tripled in volume, about 12 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and beat 30 seconds to combine. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet; smooth with an offset spatula. Let stand at room temperature, uncovered, until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. Coat a 1- or 2-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray to prevent it from sticking. Cut out as many individual marshmallows as possible; coat cutter with more spray as needed. Use marshmallows immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature up to one week.

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A Look Back


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round was installed at the park for the children. Oh and we can not forget the baseball games that were played there— fun for all ages indeed! In 1922, the BR&P offered the sale of Cascade Park to Springville for the group forming a Country Club. Membership in the club would be open for everyone and the suggested ideas at the time were tennis, canoeing, (a newly formed dam had created a nearly two-mile lake) golf, dancing, baseball (free for the local teams), picnic grounds, camping sites, basketball, croquet and lawn bowling. There was already an established train service to the park, and they estimated that the dance hall alone with create a net of $1,000 each summer! The annual dues would be used to keep it running and maintained. Today, the property is the Springville Country Club. Several towns were offered this park, and of course, Springville got it… and the rest, as they say, is history!



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The Ellicottville Salt Cave is Celebrating the Season!

• Special Priced Gifts • Stocking Stuffers • Gift Certificates • Door Prize • Appetizers • Reiki

Stop in for some Holiday Cheer!

Thursday December 14, 5-9pm Friday December 15, 5-9pm

Schedule Your Appointment Soon!

716-699-2068 32 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY

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