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A Dozen Things to Do This February Break

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By Alicia Dziak

February break is here, and if you’re not headed some place sunny with the kids, take this time to enjoy WNY and all it has to offer during this midwinter recess. Head to the slopes and enjoy skiing at its best. Holiday Valley offers dozens of trails with varying terrain, open daily and well into the evening for some awesome night skiing and riding. Grab a hot chocolate in one of the lodges, sit outside by the fire pit and explore the resort. Want to try something new? Join other free-heeled skiers for a day of peace, love and telemark skiing at Telestock on Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the article below. For more info, call City Garage at (716) 699-2054. The following day, on Saturday, Feb. 25, join the Penguin Paddle, an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program. The day will be filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside garbage bags and slide on their bellies “penguin style” down the bottom of Yodeler slope. See the article below. Up for some tubing fun? Enjoy up to 22 lanes of pure downhill fun at Holiday Valley Tubing Company, located a few miles outside the Village on Route 242. The best part? You get a tow back up to the top. The tubing park is open Thursdays through Sundays, and daily over the President’s week school break. If the weather cooperates, keep your fingers crossed that the ice rink will be open too.

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By Lori Hensel

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the annual Penguin Paddle will take place at Holiday Valley. This event, which is the annual fundraiser for the Lounsbury

Adaptive Ski Program (LASP), has hundreds of participants who drape themselves in large black garbage bags and slide down the lower part of the Yodeler ski slope on their

bellies “penguin style.” The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) was founded by dedicated ski patrollers with the cooperation and support of Holiday Valley Ski Resort in September 1988. The program was started to honor Bill Lounsbury, who was a member of the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol. Bill lost a leg to cancer in 1982, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his love of skiing. Bill taught himself to ski on one leg, and his courage and love of skiing was an inspiration to many. After Bill lost his battle with cancer, the first pieces of adaptive equipment for the program were purchased using

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Upcoming Events

Submitted by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce

Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend, featuring the 25th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, produced by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce? We can’t think of anything either! Come out See Mardi Gras page 3

February 24 Telestock Holiday Valley February 24 Ladies Day HoliMont February 25 Penguin Paddle Holiday Valley

Application Complete for Proposed Project at 23 Washington By Caitlin Croft

At the February meeting of the Village Planning Board (VPB), the application for a new project was completed. This project is applying for a Special Use Permit as the allowable uses for the commercial building will change. The new owner of 23

Washington Street aims to have the building serve as restaurant, retail and residential space. For the restaurant, a Special Use Permit is required as the building is currently allowed under Section 8 to be used as commercial and residential space. Plans were shown to the VPB that include a 480-square-

Peace, Love and Teleski Telestock Feb. 24 © Sean Lata Photography

See Proposed Project page 4

By Alicia Dziak

See Penguin Paddle page 9

Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Weekend March 10-12

February 18 Music by the Fireside Allegany State Park

© Tim Frank

Ever see those skiers whose heels rise up and lift off their skis when they’re heading down the mountain? Ever wonder how they do such a thing? If you’re looking for some good vibes on the slopes, check out Telestock on Friday, Feb. 24. This is your chance to experience teleskiing, with free ski and boot demos. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. head to Holiday Valley’s Champagne Sundeck by Yodeler Lodge. Telestock is sponsored by Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 Designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low and the City Garage.

Bridal Party Activities in Ellicottville See Telestock page 2

By Mary Heyl

Planning your dream wedding in Ellicottville this year? If so, you’ve probably already made some very important decisions about the date, the venue, the menu, and the honeymoon, but it’s never too soon to think about how you can make this a memorable day (or weekend!) for the beloved friends and family who make up the bridal party. You can think beyond the See Bridal Party page 6

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I’m not sure when it came about, but when I was a kid, there was no February break. We had a week off at Christmas, two weeks off at Easter and nothing in between. When my kids started school, it took me a little while to get used to this time off. What do we do with a whole week off in the middle of February? Many families head south during this break, but we are not one of them. Over the years, we have made this into a “staycation,” planning sleepovers, movie dates and of course, time on the slopes. Kids around here are lucky to have their pick of many outdoor adventures— from skiing and snowboarding, to sledding and tubing, to snowshoeing and hiking, to just building a snowman in their backyard. The ski resorts, the nature preserves and the state parks all plan full schedules of special wintertime activities during this break. Fresh air does wonders for my mood this time of year, and when I can get it enjoying time with my kids, that’s even better! Don’t hibernate this February break— instead, take this time and explore the great outdoors. I will be skiing, tubing and having fun in the snow with my girls—hope to see you out there! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Ellicottville Times

HoliMont Native Scores Big at Copper Mountain

Patricia Mangan, left, next to her sister and friend.

West State Team Named In an eight-day series at Copper Mountain, athletes from the United States and Canada gathered to compete in the Nor-Am (North American) Cup. This tour is organized by the International Ski Federation and is one level below FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. After a tough opening, U.S. Ski Team’s Patricia Mangan finished out the series with four podiums. Day six consisted of Super-G, where Mangan

U14 West Men’s State Team: Alexander Wojnowski (HV) 2nd, Mitch Azcarate (HV) 4th, Ross Fuller (HV) 5th, Reichen Morrisey (HV) 11th, David Rintoul (HO) 14th, Logan Kidd (HO) 18th, William Dunn (HV) 19th, Will Knauss (HO) 22nd, Dylan Potter (HV) 24th, Ryan Scanlon (HV) 26th, John Smillie (HV) 27th, Michael Turnbull (HO) 33rd, Ian McKenna (HO) 34th and Lachlan Deathe (HO) is the team’s 2nd alternate. U14 West Women’s State Team: Simona Muscarella (HO) 5th, Caroline DeRose (HV) 7th, Nyah Solly (HO) 17th, Brooklyn Napolitano (HO) 19th, Amanda Arteaga (HO) 20th, Charleigh Priestman (HO) 21st, Isabella Stringer (HO) 24th, Gianna Ferrara (HO) 28th, Rory Sauereisen (HV) 29th, Megan Peters (HO) 30th, Megan Williams (HV) 34th and Sarah Kelly (HO) 37th. Cece Carls and Kate Carter of HoliMont are 2nd and 3rd alternates respectively. Congrats to all of the hard work the athletes have put in towards making the state team. Thank you to all of the parents, volunteers and coaches who make these events possible. Good Luck at States!

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finished on top of the pack winning by just shy of half a second. Day seven was comprised of two Super-G races, Mangan took third in the first race and the gold medal in the second. Day eight’s event was an Alpine Combined, which is a race made up of one Super-G run and one Slalom run. Mangan finished second, boasting her fourth top three finish. Congrats to the HoliMont native for putting

Ellicottville on the map with the U.S. Ski Team and good luck for the remainder of the season! Back to our local athletes: The U14s traveled to Bristol for one day of speed training and one day of Super-G. Unfortunately, mother nature did not cooperate and the Super-G had to be cancelled. Despite the cancellation, the U14 state team has been named and there is a total of 13 men from both resorts on the team, which is a whopping 40 percent of the field from the western division. The team is named by compiling the top 5 of 12 results from the season. On the women’s side, there are 12 athletes from HV and HO named, meaning 33 percent of our division is comprised of Niagara Frontier athletes— a huge accomplishment for our two local race programs.

Trey Clauss, manager at City Garage. New this year are NTN (New

Telemark Norm) bindings / boots for demo. Boots are provided by Scarpa, bindings by 22Designs. According Clauss, highlights include “skiing with local enthusiasts and learning tips from fellow skiers in a laid back relaxed atmosphere.” Special lift ticket rates are available to participants. Supercool custom spun tie dyes are available for purchase the day of event, and there is also a sausage cookout from Dom’s Butcher Block. “Each year seems to take on a different vibe— come out to see what this year has to offer!” said Clauss. For more info, call City Garage at (716) 699-2054.

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to our part of the Enchanted Mountains March 10-12 to be a part of the festivities and fun! There is an expanded lineup this year to bring even more fun to the downtown, if that’s possible. Friday night, March 10, everything kicks off with the second annual Junior Bacchus Ball. This year’s party will be held upstairs at Madigan’s from 7-9 p.m. This party is not like any other, and will include the crowning the Mardi Gras King and Queen for the. Those in attendance will be choosing the royals through applause. On top of that, the upstairs of the green bar will be transformed into an area that will resemble all the pomp and circumstance of a New Orleans celebration on Fat Tuesday. Food to fit the festivities will be available and music will be playing for those that want to make use of the dance floor. There will also be a costume contest at the Ball. Come out in your best Mardi Gras costume! Tickets for the Ball can be purchased at the Chamber website, www., and are $30 in advance, $40 the week of the party. Things are kicking into high gear a bit earlier on Saturday in the village. In past years, the Mardi Gras parade has started off the event with lineup at 6 and start at 6:30 p.m. Those

times are not changing. What is changing is that there is going to be a village full of activities, including music and entertainment, starting at 3 p.m. You’re not going to want to miss what’s going on in the village to celebrate 25 years of the parade! You know you want to be a part of the action. Parade applications for floats and walking groups can be found on the Chamber web site as well. The honorary Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is King Ken Brown. For those of you who have been here since the inception of the parade, you know the King. He was the leader of the parade dressed in his signature multi-colored boots, oversized mitts and crazy costumes. He was bigger than life, always followed by “Ken’s kids” handing out beads. Ken’s 700 club

members will lead the parade. We miss you Ken. The annual tradition of Holiday Valley’s Snow Bar starts at noon on both, Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment will abound. A full schedule of events at Holiday Valley will be available on the Chamber website as soon as all activities and participants are final. The costume contest on the slopes will start at noon, Sunday at Holiday Valley and what would Winter Carnival be without the Downhill Dummy? Get that brave mannequin ready for the trip down the hill. The contest starts at 2 p.m. and continues until the last dummy is tossed. Come out and see another thing that makes Ellicottville easy to find, hard to leave. For more information, visit or

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The ECS bowling team competed in the CCSA Division III bowling league against Salamanca, Allegany-Limestone, Gowanda, Hinsdale, West Valley and Catt/Little Valley. The boys ended in 6th place with a record of 12 wins and 36 losses. The girls ended also in 6th place with a record of 7-41.

Proposed 23 Washington Project Continued from front page

foot addition to the back of the building, along with a new deck and rooftop space. The addition meets the setbacks on the rear of the building, as only five feet are required. The building will be reworked to better match and preserve the historic integrity of the heart of Ellicottville. This building is exempt from the off-street parking requirement as it is in the Historical District. The new owner aims to extend the patio from five feet to 12 feet. The rooftop space and deck were used in the green space calculation and the ratio has been met. The building will end up being 7,300 square feet, which runs into a zoning issue. There will be a public hearing with the

Zoning Board of Appeals on March 7 at 6 p.m. Questions were raised regarding how trucks would deliver goods, along with how the parking situation will be handled. With this project, there are still many aspects that have to be sorted out, as the VPB needs more information, but the application is complete so they can move forward with the processes. The VPB set a public hearing for March 14 at 5:30 p.m., so long as the following questions are answered: Will there be a dumpster and if so, how will it be enclosed? How will snow removal be handled? How will the neighboring building be adjoined to the addition and

will it affect the window of said building? Lastly, if the new balcony is to go over the sidewalk, the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals must approve. The second matter discussed was the accessory building, a garage, at 21 Elk Street. There were a few corrections on the architectural piece. The garage must have windows on all sides that complement the doors, and shingles on the roof will match the main building along with the siding. This accessory building has a permitted use and will not be used as an apartment. The accessory building meets all set-backs and the proposed elevations are in allowance. There was no public hearing for this project, but a public notice was sent out. The accessory building will fit in with the character of the neighborhood with these new changes. The VPB made a motion to approve the Architectural Review of 21 Elk Street with to revisions to the Feb. 8, 2017 plans and it was approved. The next meeting of the Village Planning Board will be held on March 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

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The regular season is over for both the ECS boys’ and girls’ Varsity basketball teams, but not with first making a huge statement: They are the ones to beat come playoff time. Marrissa Hamilton averaged 29.3 points and 12.6 rebounds per game in the last three games of the regular season, taking the Lady Eagles and their 19-1 record full steam into the playoffs. Hamilton helped demolish the Franklinville Lady Panthers, getting even for an earlier loss, scoring 45 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in a tight contest that saw ECS come out of top 6260 on Feb. 7. Last Friday night, at home on Feb. 10, the Lady Eagles tamed the Catt/Little Valley Timberwolves 47-32, led once again with Hamilton scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Linnea Jimerson adding 11 points and Emmalea Erlandson adding 12 rebounds. Their final game of the season was on the road against the Hornets from Forestville this past Tuesday, Feb. 14. There was no love lost between these two teams on Valentine’s Day, and the Lady Eagles won 65-29. Linnea Jimerson lead the Lady Eagles with a double double, leading all scorers with 21 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Marrissa Hamilton’s solid performance with 20 points, six assists, six steals, four blocks and 11 rebounds. Jenna Aldrich also

scored in double digits, adding 11 points in the victory. The girls’ Class D Section VI championship will be held on Saturday, March 4 at Jamestown Community College 525 Falconer St, Jamestown, NY at 6 p.m. Once all teams complete their regular season games, the seedings and playoff bracket will be determined, so stay tuned. In boys’ action, Elliot Bowen followed in Hamilton’s footsteps and performed equally as well in his final two contests. The Eagles’ forward led the way against the Timberwolves from Catt/ Little Valley on Thursday, Feb. 9 on the road, with 16 points and eight rebounds in a 72-42 victory. In their final game at home on Monday, Feb. 13, Bowen repeated, leading the way with a huge double double, 23 points and 17 rebounds against the Forestville Hornets, winning 64-50. Griffin Chudy had 12 and six against the Timberwolves and 18 and eight against the Hornets. Austin Grinols had 10 points against the Timberwolves and eight points against the Hornets. The next step for the 16-3 Eagles is to await their seeding and playoff bracket schedule. College Action In NCAA DI men’s basketball, St. Bonaventure University, overshadowed once again by a headline-stealing story, the mysterious bus

disappearance, beat St. Louis University 70-55 Feb. 8 at home, but then dropped a close one to George Washington University 70-76 on the road, Feb. 11th. The Bonnies hope to improve on their 15-9 overall record and 7-5 in Atlantic Conference play, good enough for 6th place in the standings, against 7th place LaSalle at home Wednesday, Feb. 15. Their next home game is on Saturday, Feb. 25 against last place Duquesne. The 9-16 Lady Bonnies have dropped their last four games, which dropped them into 11th place in the Atlantic 10 standings. In their last loss 58-74, a game at home against 2nd place St. Louis University on Saturday, Feb. 11th, Randolph’s Mckenna Maycock was back to coming off the bench, contributing only six points and four rebounds while playing 32 minutes, the most on the team. Their next home game will be a special one, honoring Imani Outlaw on Senior’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 18, against 8th place VCU. In NCAA DIII action, the 10-13 Hilbert Lady Hawks are fighting for a playoff spot that has eluded them in a very long time, sitting in a threeway tie for 5th place at 7-9; only the top six teams make the playoffs. Their two final games this week will determine the outcome playing 8-8 4th place Penn State Behrend Wednesday, Feb. 15 at home and home again on Saturday, Feb. 18 against 5th place 7-9 Mount Aloysius; game time is 1 p.m. Pioneer star Shannon Rogers hopes to lift her team into playoff contention. In men’s action, the 14-9 Hilbert Hawks have secured a playoff spot with a 10-6 record in conference play, sitting in 5th place. With two games remaining, they could climb as high as 3rd or drop down to 6th, depending on whether they can beat 2nd place 12-4 Penn State Behrend Lions on Feb. 15, and in their final home appearance this Saturday after the women’s game at 4 p.m. against the 3-13 Mounties from Mount Aloysius.


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Winter Recess Mar 7

Board of Education Meeting (HS Library) 7 p.m. Mar 8

1/2 Day Grades K-5 Parent Teacher Conf. Mar 9

MS/HS March Concert Grades 6-12 7 p.m. Mar 10-11

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where everyone can enjoy a tasty pie, a night in the arcade, and bowling, of course! Many of Ellicottville’s great restaurants, such as Dina’s, Cadillac Jack’s, The Silver Fox, and Villaggio offer private dining spaces to host your wedding shower. The Winery of Ellicottville, located at 14 Monroe Street, is a beautiful and memorable venue for your wedding shower. The winery is owned by Dominic Spicola and sonin-law Sam Sheehy, who craft all of the wine on-site and use only local grapes and all natural ingredients to create their 18 varieties. Guests

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you, call today to register. Contact the library for more details on any of these classes or stay tuned for full-length articles in the newspaper. Tax Forms – We are starting to receive IRS tax forms and we should have the NYS forms and instruction booklets soon. In addition, if you call or stop in the library you can give us a list of the IRS forms you need and your address and the IRS will mail the forms directly to you with a wait time of one to two weeks. Book Sale – President’s Day Weekend – The Library book sale will be open Friday February 17th and Saturday February 18th from 10 am until 5 pm. Copper Enamel Class – March 9th from 6-8 pm. - Call the library to register and/or for more information. Cost - $5.00 Spring Felting Class – March 14th from 6-8 pm. –

Call the library to register and/ or for more information. Free Spring “all occasion” card class – March 21st from 6-8 pm - Call the library to register and/or for more information. Cost - $15.00 Book Club - meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The March 1st book is “First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom. Contact Joyce Evans at 4747679 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. Our next meetings are February 20th from 2 -4 pm and February 27th from 6-8 pm. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles! – check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies. Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

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“Ring of Fire” by Brad Taylor

Former Delta Force officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a relentlessly fast-paced, gripping thriller featuring Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill as they come face-to-face with an insidious threat to strike terror into the heart of America.   Called Ring of Fire, it will cause unimaginable destruction across the United States, and the ensuing chaos and terror will distract the Taskforce from a truth no one sees: Ring of Fire was only the beginning, and the danger is far from over. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book using our interlibrary loan program. Don’t forget, you can access over 15,100 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!

Olean Home Show Set for Mid-April

The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding. Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O. Smith Recreation Center looking for ideas and trends designed for their biggest investment- their home.  A jam-packed event complete with exhibitors and giveaways, homeowners will

find everything they need all in one weekend. The Greater Olean Area Home Show, presented by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its 46 Corporate Sponsors, is your all-access pass to home specialists offering all the expert advice; solutions and inspiration for whatever home project you have planned this year.  The show will be held April 7-9, 2017.  Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO states, “Business owners can reach many customers

in the three day event, and their customers can see, touch, compare and buy your product.  Vendor booths are now available for the annual home show, held at the William O. Smith Recreation Center in Olean.  At least eighty of the area’s leading businesses are expected to exhibit their wares and services at the upcoming show.  The Home Show is a unique marketplace to shop, compare and save on a total selection of homerelated products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating.  For more information on the Home Show or other GOACC events and activities, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or email member@

Health & Fitness How to Breathe Properly While Weight Lifting

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

The following is an article I wrote a while back, but thought it was timely since my last article was about engaging your core. Basically, I tell my clients to engage their core and breathe on a daily basis. Why? Because you cannot effectively do one thing without the other. Breathing effectively and efficiently during any physical activity will enable you to achieve maximum performance; it is just as important as maintaining correct form, using the correct weight and lifting tempo. Whether you’re lifting barbells in the gym or moving house furniture, it’s probably your natural inclination to hold your breath. Improper breathing technique can quicken fatigue, cause dizziness and increase your blood pressure, which can

lead to fainting. By breathing correctly when lifting, you will likely have a higher degree of control and alertness during your exercise. Breathing correctly can help you avoid weight room-related injuries. Never start this or any new exercise regimen without consulting your doctor first. It is a good idea to get the basics right at the beginning. Ensure you use a weight, which is well within your comfort zone, therefore enabling you to concentrate on the correct form and breathing techniques.  Don’t worry—the weight will soon increase, but bad execution of form becomes habit and is harder to rectify. You will also achieve greater results getting it right from the beginning and a much-reduced chance of injury or suffering from a delayed onset of muscular soreness (DOM’S). Start by doing some deep breathing exercises before you start your workout session. Close your eyes and take in a deep breath through your nose, hold it for one or two seconds and let it go through your mouth. Repeat this for a few minutes. Deep breathing before you exercise sets the stage for controlled breathing during your workout. It relaxes you and makes you more conscious of your breathing. Most trainers will agree that

it is more natural, as a general rule, to inhale on the eccentric (relax phase), and exhale forcibly but steadily on the concentric (exertion phase) of the movement. An example of this can be demonstrated using the barbell bench press: inhale before lowering the bar to the chest, and exhale when you are pushing the weight away from you. When in doubt, just remember to exhale during the exertion portion of your weight lifting routine. Inhale at the top of your lift, especially if you are doing isometric exercises, where you hold the contraction for an extended period of time. Keep the muscles in your lower back and abdominals engaged throughout your weight lifting routine to encourage healthy breathing and to protect your spine. Failing to breathe properly, such as breathing in short, quick breaths, increases your body’s production of lactic acid and speeds up your heart. It also decreases your exercise endurance, which can slow down your routine or force you to stop prematurely. Failing to exhale during the exertion part of weight lifting can lead to serious injury such as blood vessel strain, hernias and high blood pressure.

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Ski and Gear Shops 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 be ready for the 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/snowboard accessories and clothing items, and also a great selec-

tion 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.

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

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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 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.

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. Ashford Junction Diner, at 5346 Route 242 and under new ownership, serves up breakfast and lunch, diner-style, Wednesdays through Sundays. 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 in-

gredients 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. Finnerty’s Tap Room, at 5 East Washington Street, is the newest eatery in the Village and serves up a variety of sandwiches, soups and entrees. 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 de-

licious 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 home-style 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. Villaggio, at 7 Monroe St., offers a variety of Italian cuisine in a newly-renovated space.

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productive use.” The new branch, approximately two blocks down the road, at 47 Washington Street will open for regular business hours at 9 a.m. Monday, February 13. “M&T Bank has been in Ellicottville for a long time, and we plan to stay here, serving our local business and retail customers for decades to come,” Jarosz added. The familiar, friendly faces of M&T’s Ellicottville branch staff will remain at the new location, which provides ample parking and drive-through ATM. The branch will also offer safety deposit boxes, as well as business specialists, such as an M&T Business Banking Relationship Manager to assist local business owners, an M&T Bank Mortgage Officer and an M&T Securities Registered Representative to assist with customers’ nondeposit investment needs. “Ellicottville is such a

vibrant community, and we’re so proud to be a part of it,” said Christina Smith, Manager of the M&T Bank Ellicottville branch. “When we open our new doors, this new branch will allow us to even better serve our neighbors and support the success of local businesses, providing additional convenience and accessibility for our customers.” Customers can visit M&T’s new location from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. M&T, which owns the 3 Washington Street property, is already fielding requests from individuals and businesses interested in purchasing the building. Headquartered in Buffalo at One M&T Plaza, M&T Bank is the Buffalo region’s top deposit holder and Small Business Administration (SBA) lender.

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Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell updated the board on efforts to create a joint water/sewer district for the Town and Village that would be headed by a department director. The department director also would oversee the existing village department of public works and the town’s highway department. Burrell said it was learned that there are no state grants available to fund an organizational plan, as was previously understood, meaning that development of a plan will be funded by the two municipalities. In late January, Burrell, Town Supervisor Matt McAndrew, Municipal Solutions consultant Jeff Smith and others met by phone with the mayor and engineer of the town of Batavia, which recently created a joint water/sewer district. At the end of the call, Ellicottville representatives asked the Batavia engineer, Steve Mountain, and Smith to prepare a proposal to develop a plan for Ellicottville. The proposal, which had not yet been submitted, will not exceed $10,000, Burrell said, and would be paid for by the sewer fund. He said the proposal will be circulated to the board as soon as it was received, likely on Feb. 14, and asked the board to give him permission to approve the contract on its behalf, citing time constraints. The board approved the request at the Feb. 13 meeting by a vote of 4-1. The nay vote came from a board member who did not want to accept a proposal that had not been reviewed. The Town of Ellicottville Board will be asked to approve the proposal at its Feb. 15 meeting. Additional Board Actions Burrell asked the board to review the draft of his written response to a draft audit report prepared by the State Comptroller’s office that looked at the village’s procurement policies. Both

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M&T Bank Celebrates Opening of New Ellicottville Branch New, Full-Service Branch Opens with Modern Look, Technology Upgrades, DriveUp Access M&T Bank will open its new Ellicottville branch Monday, February 13, continuing its longstanding commitment to the Cattaraugus County community. The new Washington Street branch will have a fresh look and upgraded technology, including a new drive-up ATM to offer increased access to customers on the go. “Our new Ellicottville branch is another example of our commitment and ongoing investment in Western New York, a region we’re proud to call home,” said M&T Bank Retail Market Manager Jim Jarosz. “In addition to the benefits our new location brings for customers, like a drive-up ATM, it also delivers benefits for the community— we’ve reinvested in a vacant property and returned it to

documents are confidential until approved by the state. Burrell did say, however, that “overall it was a good audit.” The board considered several additional proposals/contracts during its meeting, including: a proposal from Dr. Greenlawn for lawn maintenance (approved); a proposal from MDA Engineers to perform an asset survey study that will be needed for a joint water/ sewer district (tabled for further review); a proposal from Nussbaumer & Clarke (N&C) to conduct arc-flash and shock-risk assessments at the wastewater treatment plant (tabled indefinitely); and authorization to request bids for a new radiator for an old DPW generator. The board also scheduled a 2017-18 budget workshop for Tuesday, Feb. 21. If possible, the board will schedule a public hearing on the preliminary budget for its March 13 meeting. Illegal Dumpster Use People continue to misuse village dumpsters by dumping their household trash in dumpsters intended for business use only. The ongoing, perennial “theft of services” problem is being monitored by the police, and the board suggested that other village employees authorized to write tickets should more aggressively assert their authority. Burrell said he has talked with Casella Services about possible solutions and will keep the board informed. Department Reports Village Engineer Nick Dobmeier, who is employed by N&C, provided the board with a written report summarizing last month’s activities and asked the board to approve a revised final payment application for O’Connell Electric Company, the electrical contractor hired for work on the wastewater treatment plant. Payment will be made once Dobmeier endorses the completion of all final punch list work. Dobmeier also reported that he and the Town of

Ellicottville’s engineer consulted with CRC Engineering on the new Stillhouse Brewpub’s sewer and water needs. The bill from N&C will be paid by the village sewer fund, but Burrell asked the board to consider whether business owners should be responsible for paying for special village engineering services and consulting. The board will consider the issue. Burrell reported that the agenda for the village planning board meeting on Feb. 14 includes a discussion of a proposed major renovation of the historic district building at 23 Washington Street. Developer Phil Vogt hopes to get planning board approval to excavate the basement level, construct an addition on the back of the building that includes adding a third story, loading dock and elevator and adding a second-floor balcony to the front of the building. Burrell said that, per current zoning law, the village board must approve the front balcony, which would overhang the village’s sidewalk below. If a balcony is approved, the building owner must carry separate insurance to protect the village from liability. 35 W. Washington Street The owners of the home next door to a new home being constructed at 35 W. Washington Street continue to express frustration with the new home and the lack of response by the village board, village planning board, code enforcement officer and other municipal representatives to their concerns. They asked the board to describe next steps. The mayor and board members explained that they were advised by the village attorney not to discuss the issue in a public forum where members of the media were in attendance given that litigation on the matter may be pending. The next meeting of the village board is scheduled for Monday, March 13 at 6 p.m. in the village/town hall.

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If you’ve been interested in making a lasting impact on your community this year through the gift of money or your time, then United Way of Cattaraugus County is your one-stop source of information. Through the United Way, you can learn about volunteer opportunities, funding needs, and local charitable events throughout the county so that your time and money stays local, helping individuals right in your own community. United Way is a worldwide organization comprised of almost 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories, including United Way of Cattaraugus County. It all began in 1887 in Denver, CO, when a local woman, a priest, two ministers, and a rabbi worked together to make Denver a better place. The organization they created collected funds for local charities, coordinated relief services, made emergency assistant grants, and referred individuals in need to specific agencies that could offer help. Now, 130 years later, United Way is the largest non-profit organization in the world with one mission: to advance the common good in the three areas of education, income, and health. United Way works to bring together the stakeholders of each community, including local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and business partners, to build collective impact strategies to address the most pressing needs identified at the local level. United Way of Cattaraugus

County partners with the county’s Department of Social Services (DSS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the IRS, and St. Bonaventure University to support a variety of county organizations. In 2016, United Way of Cattaraugus County funded 16 different organizations, including the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of WNY, Homecare & Hospice, Project Head Start, Salamanca Youth Center, Special Olympics WNY, and the Warming House Soup Kitchen. While many of these organizations have their own fundraising programs, none has the staff or financial resources needed to raise all of the funds needed to operate. United Way helps these organizations by contributing funds to relieve them of some of the administrative demands and expenses of fundraising, thus reducing duplication of fundraising efforts and expenses. It’s easy to make a donation to United Way of Cattaraugus County! Many area employers participate in the United Way Payroll Deduction Campaign in which participants can designate a certain percentage of each paycheck to be donated to United Way. Individuals can also give to United Way by visiting to make a secure online donation, where they can also dedicate their donation in memory of or in honor of a loved one. United Way of Cattaraugus County is pleased to offer area organizations and community members their free “Get Connected” service

that connects volunteers with organizations in need. This free service is located on United Way of Cattaraugus County’s website at www. and is available to all agencies, food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and non-profit partners to post their needs for volunteers, advocates, or in-kind donations. Retirees, students, and other community members can use the system by selecting their skills or passions and getting matched up with organizations that have posted their needs in different areas. For example, Joyful Rescues, Inc. of Cuba, NY used the Get Connected service to share their mission as a no-kill animal shelter and to post their need for operating supplies including collars and leashes, blankets, canned dog food, and pet toys. Wild Spirit Education, one of the biggest environmental education organizations in WNY, recently posted volunteer opportunities for environmental educators, wildlife rehabilitators and more. No matter what your interests or skills, United Way of Cattaraugus County can connect you to an area organization in need. Even if you don’t have the time to volunteer on a regular basis, you can still make a meaningful contribution to United Way of Cattaraugus County by participating in local events, including the upcoming Ski Day for United Way at HoliMont on Thursday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are two registration levels: the $60 registration includes breakfast, lift tickets, lunch, a poker run entry, event t-shirt, prizes, and more. The $40 registration includes skiing and the poker run (no lunch or t-shirt). Pre-registration guarantees an event shirt; to register, visit www.uwcattco. org or call (716)372-3620.

February Things to Do The Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster is yet another way to enjoy Holiday Valley. Get in your own coaster car, ride to the top and control your speed as you soar back down. The coaster, located by the Tannenbaum Lodge, is open daily over President’s week. The break week is a great time to check out HoliMont, which is open to the public Monday through Friday. Ski or ride your choice of dozens of trails with short lift lines, open slopes and a cozy lodge. Snowshoeing is a familyfriendly activity you can all enjoy in the great outdoors. Bring your own or rent a pair at City Garage, Adventure Bound, Holiday Valley or HoliMont, and take to the trails at HV, HoliMont or nearby Allegany State Park (ASP). On Monday, Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. ASP will host a Sunset Snowshoe Trek, where a park naturalist will lead an interpretive snowshoe trek, weather depending, or hike along the summit ridgeline on Bear Paw Trail. Witness a breathtaking winter sunset at Stone Tower, then make your way back to the Summit Warming Hut for an after-trek social. The 2.3 mile trail is easy to moderate with some slight elevation changes. For

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more information, contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236. ASP also offers miles of groomed cross-country trails for XC skiing in the Art Roscoe trails system. Other special events in the park include Music by the Fireside, a free concert by local musician Jess Chizuk inside the Red House Administration Building on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The southern tier offers a variety of other fun activities as well. Feb. 18-19, the Sportman’s Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again. Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons. Buy, sell, trade or browse all weekend long at the area’s largest event of its kind. Over 40 booths and 450 tables with experts exhibiting the latest in trapping, archery, sporting and fishing equipment and antique firearms throughout this two-day event. For more information, visit Want to unleash your kids’ creativity? Send your elementary-aged kids on a “ClayVenture” over the break. Ardyth Van Scoy, education

coordinator at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC), has developed several clay projects for each of the annual Winter Break Kids Art Camps being held Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 24. The week-long camp is $65 per child, and includes all project supplies. The classes are held at the CCAC studio, 100 West Main Street, Allegany, New York. Kids ages 4-11 will have fun exploring their creativity and learning new skills in small groups with individualized attention. Sign up by calling (716) 372-7455 or online at Of course, all of this activity will have you working up an appetite, and what better place to grab a bite than in Ellicottville, where you can choose from everything under the sun. Check out the Visitor’s Guide on page 11 to find just what you’re craving. The February break is a great time to spend with family and friends enjoying all the area has to offer during this snowy time of year. Sleep in, stay up late and fill your days with all the things that make Ellicottville and the Enchanted Mountains such a great place to live, visit and play!

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Ken went to ski heaven in 2002, but his faithful followers have kept up his tradition of generously giving to others. In his honor, the name of the club was changed from the 700 Club to the Ken Brown 700 Club. His spirit is what drives its members to continue on in his tradition. Club members have been busy gathering an array of items for the live auction and the silent auction, which include sponsors’ gifts, gift certificates for Holiday Valley and HoliMont, artwork, fine crafts by local artists, gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses, individual donations and ski equipment. If you have an item you would like to donate for the auctions, call Ron Moro at 716-699-2061 or Les Fox at 716-945-1176. The party starts at noon on Saturday, March 4, with lunch, beverages and the silent auction, continuing until after the 1:00 live auction. The Club is indebted to Holiday Valley for its years of generous support, for use of the facility and for donations. Other sponsors of the event are HoliMont Ski Resort, Cattaraugus County Bank, Hodgson Russ, and Team Pritchard Realty.

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Whatever the weather, the Ken Brown 700 Club will hold its 17th annual “Help Us Help Others” Fundraising Party on March 4 at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Shelter. Festivities will include lunch and beverage for a contribution of $10, a live auction, a silent auction, 50-50 draw and lots of great fellowship. Everyone is invited. If you’re not a skier, come and give your support and enjoy a great time by the beautiful slopes of Holiday Valley. Membership in the Ken Brown 700 Club is open to anyone 70 or older for a membership fee of $50 which includes your spouse. All the money raised for membership and the annual fundraiser go to groups and organizations in the Ellicottville area. Last year $8,800 was raised, and ten organizations were recipients of the generosity of the Ken Brown 700 Club. The 700 Club was organized in 2000 by Ken Brown, a man whose generosity never ended. His eccentric capers and cool humor endeared him to everyone he met. Ken started the 700 Club with 10 skiers 70 years of age, hence, the 700 Club. More and more people have joined until today, there are over 70 members.

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Lions Club of Ellicottville/ Franklinville Helps Community This year, Lions Clubs International celebrates 100 years of serving as the largest service organization in the world. Right here in Ellicottville, your local Lions Club has been busy with many service-oriented projects. For the recent holiday season, the Lions Club of Ellicottville/Franklinville put together 125 gift bags of essential items for the seniors in our area. These bags were delivered in partnership with the Meals on Wheels programs in our local communities. The Ellicottville Lions also recently sponsored a Peace Poster Contest in the Ellicottville School district that was open to children ages of 11-13. We recently presented awards for the first place poster

as well as the second place (runner-up) at the Ellicottville Public Library. Erica Wilbur was the first place winner and received a check from the Lions Club for $50 and Andrew Bolya submitted the second place drawing and was awarded $25.

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The Holiday Valley Race Team consists of over 70 athletes from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario. Racing events in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Ontario and Quebec. Our athletes compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Downhill. Ski racing fosters a lifetime love for the sport of skiing and having fun while nurturing a competitive spirt in a supportive atmosphere. This year we have replaced the Swagger Discount Card with a local sponsor team discount card. This $20 card can save your family and others significant money over the season when patronizing local businesses. We appreciate the local business support shown and you may show your support by purchasing this card for your family and friends. The discount cards are $20, and the funds raised directly enhance the fundraising efforts of the Holiday Valley Race Team. Cards are for sale at Mud Sweat & Gears, or at the Mountain Sports Training Center (on weekends), or contact Karina Prokopchuk,

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FLITE Team Athletes Compete in Killington By Sean Crotty

HoliMont FLITE Team athletes Lexi Crotty and Wyatt Anktiewicz competed in their first NorAm at Killington this past weekend. Representing the USA in the field of 43 females and 57 males was a very humbling experience for these two athletes. Skiing against top skiers from the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Bermuda was a great learning experience for the rookies on the NorAm Tour. Saturday was singles day. Lexi ran 43rd out of the gate, the last female to run qualifiers. She had a very solid run that landed her in the Top 20- narrowly missing finals as the Top 16 advanced. Lexi finished 2.42 points away in 19th. Wyatt ran 3rd in the mens qualifiers, and ran into a little difficulty on one bump in the middle section, causing him to bump out. He was scored a DNF (Did not finish) as he went around a control panel. Disappointing for sure, but in this field of ultra talented athletes, one little mistake is enough to cost you a spot

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Outdoor Adventure It’s Show Time!

By Indrek Kongats

There is a reason outdoor sports and boat shows are scheduled in the late winter months. It’s when consumers are going stir crazy and are the most vulnerable to open their wallets and spend some money to cure their severe cases of cabin fever. Regardless of what the underlying motives are of the show organizers and exhibitors, the shows are simply fabulous entertainment for the whole family, even if you have no intention of making a major purchase. I remember them very well and always looked forward to going annually since the time I was old enough to walk on my own. I remember climbing into every boat as my father discussed the options and features with the salesman. I remember coaxing my father into buying another bag of those delicious candy coated beer nuts, fresh and hot out of the vat that they were cooked in. I remember the new boat smell, and flexing a new fishing pole like a seasoned veteran at only 8 years old, trying to impress the professional sale rep. I remember standing in long lines to watch the next fly casting demonstration by celebrities that I’d only seen on television. I remember the fishing pond where one could drop a bare hook into the water, hooking a gigantic rainbow trout and screaming for my father to help me pull him out. I remember begging him to let me try it again. I guess what I am trying to say is that lifelong memories are made by attending these types of shows, allowing families to grow and bond together, sharing all of the same experiences, driven by similar desires. Of course there are exhibits directed strictly at either the adult (the ever popular beer garden) or the child (wild life petting zoo), which all play an important role in preventing stress and frustration, providing just enough separation between parent and child for both to breathe a sigh of relief. Here is a complete rundown of what show is playing, when and where:

The Sportsman Show Location: Seneca Allegany Events Center, Salamanca, NY Dates: Feb. 18 and19, 2017 Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Content: Buy, sell, trade or browse all weekend long. Enjoy over 40 booths and 450 tables with experts showing the latest in trapping, archery, sporting and fishing equipment and antique firearms during this two-day event. Admission: $8. The Spring Boat and Fishing Show Location: 6900 Airport Road, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario Dates: Feb. 17, 18, 19 & 20 Hours: Friday 12 to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Content: Quality speakers demonstrating their secrets and tips on how to have a successful summer on the water. Hundreds of exhibitors displaying endless products devoted to fishing, boating, camping, hunting and the great outdoors, all under one roof! Keep the kids happy with rock walls, fishing ponds and more. Admission: Adults: $15 Seniors: $12 ($8mon Friday, Feb. 17) Juniors: $12 (Ages 13 – 15) Children under 13 are free (when accompanied by an adult) Directions: From Buffalo take the QEW to Hwy. 427 North, exit at Dixon Road. Turn left on Dixon Road which becomes Airport Road, International Centre is on right. The WNY Buffalo Boat Show Location: Adpro Sports Fieldhouse at One Bills Drive, Orchard Park, NY Dates: Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2017 Hours: Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday:10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Content: The region’s best boat vendors and boatingrelated product leaders in one space. A Discount Boat Accessory Store full of products you’ll love at discount prices from water toys and towable inflatables,

to life jackets, mooring lines, and boat cleaning supplies. The western region of New York is home to many beautiful lakes and rivers which have provided lifetimes of enjoyment and fond memories to thousands of individuals and families. Admission: $7; free on Wednesday and Thursday! The WNY Sport and Travel Show Location: 5820 South Park Ave., Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY Dates: March 9, 10, 11 and 12 Hours: Thursday and Friday 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Content: There is something for everyone at this year’s show, meet the host of Winchester Deadly Passion, Melissa Bachman, and make sure to bring the kids, let them fish in the live trout pond, experience the Bwana Jim Wildlife Show, see a Canine Spectacular, try their skill at the Youth Archery Range and learn how to fish by the Awesome Bass Tank! Admission: Adults $10 Children 10 and under free Boy Scouts in uniform free Veterans with ID $2 discount at door The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show Location: 6900 Airport Road, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario Dates: March 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2017 Hours: Wednesday to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Content: Boasting over 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, all under one roof, The Toronto Sportsmen’s Show attracts over 300 exhibitors displaying a diverse range of products and services all promoting the great outdoors.  Major segments of the show include: fishing, hunting, boating, camping, travel, outdoor adventure and much more. Admission: Adult (ages 18+) $20, Senior (ages 60+) $13, Student (ages 13-17), Children 12 and younger are free.


A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities February 18 Sprague Brook Snowshoe Scramble 10 a.m.

in finals. Wyatt looked for redemption in duals on Sunday and found it. Lexi, ranked 35th, lost her first dual against a 16th ranked Canadian skier in the Round of 64. Wyatt, who came in ranked 27th, won his first dual against a 51st ranked American, and followed that up with a victory over a 53rd ranked skier from Japan. Wyatt then went againt

Hunter Bailey, the 4th ranked skier in the contest. There he lost a hard fought dual, in the Round of 16. Overall a great first NorAm experience for our FLITE Team athletes. They take their lessons learned, experience and excitement north of the border to Quebec this weekend as the NorAm Cup hits Val St Come QC.

February 18 Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe with Allegany Nordic Allegany State Park. Come out and explore the Art Roscoe Ski and Snowshoe Area in the dark. Bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice to the warming hut. After a ski or snowshoe, let’s get together to toast why winter is so great! events/1182064375243952/ February 18 Music by the Fireside Free concert by Jess Chizuk. Allegany State Park, Red House Admin Building, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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February break is here, which means it’s time to enjoy an abundance of wintertime activities. Kissing Bridge is the place to be for all skiers and snowboarders. Kick off the break Feb. 17 with Late Night Great Night, when lifts are open till 1 a.m. Feb. 18 is KB’s Mardi Gras party, complete with live music by Rocket 88. Racing fans, stop back next weekend for the NASCAR/ Daytona weekend Feb. 24-26. Head to Holiday Valley for even more downhill fun. Join other free-heeled skiers for a day of peace, love and telemark skiing at Telestock on Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, call City Garage at (716) 699-2054. The following day, on

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The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Directors met on Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and opened their meeting with a performance from the Springville Chorus, which sang “The Star Spangled Banner.” As an encore, the “Little Shop of Horrors Urchins” chorus performed a

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song promoting the upcoming High School musical “Little Shop of Horrors” being held on March 10-12. Tickets will go on sale the Monday after February break. The Springville Middle School Students who won the Kids Escaping Drugs PSA contest gave a presentation to the Board. The students

competed against 21 different schools across WNY including High Schools. Students will be attending the Sabres game on March 4, where they will see their winning video on the jumbotron. The board voted to nominate the Human Rights Club, led by Drew Beiter, for the Annual Erie County Association of School Boards: Diana Miller Service to Education Award honoring an individual or organization that has made contributions to the betterment of education. On Saturday, Jan. 21, the SGI High School Orchestra performed at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo as a part of the “Community Spotlight” See SGI Board page 4

Evans Wins Section VI, Division II Wrestling Championship By Alicia Dziak

On Saturday, Feb. 11, SGI 8th grader Mikey Evans won the Section VI, Division II wrestling Championships at the Salamanca Allegheny Community Center for the 99 lb. weight class. Evans went into the tournament as the 3rd seed and beat a number of seeded opponents to earn a trip to the State Championships in Albany on Feb. 24 and 25. “Mikey has stepped his game up, so to speak, at the right time,” said SGI Wrestling Coach Mark Vogel. “He’s gotten visibly stronger and more See Wrestling Championship page 4


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The Citizen’s Bank as Marine Midland Bank at the corner of North Buffalo Street and Main Street in 1959.

The President’s Day weekend is upon us and many kids will have off of school for the week. It wasn’t that long ago that we had only one day off for the holiday. Before that, many remember celebrating both Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays separately and much winter fun was had. There are rumors that before automobiles, it was common practice for the Springville community to have sledding parties on Elk Street, sliding down the street across Main Street and down Franklin Street. Burt Spaulding remembered in his 1936 column that there would be a spotter on the corner to make sure no teams were coming up or down Main Street. With all clear given down the hill, they See A Look Back page 7

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Hosts Books, Bangles and Bake Sale By Elizabeth Riggs

What do you get when you combine an abundance of books, a variety of baked goods, and craft vendors? The Colden Bread of Life Outreach Center’s second annual Books, Bangles and Bake Sale, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Center. According to June Marie Russo, a Bread of Life Outreach Board Member, the Center’s overabundance of books led to the idea of a book sale, and adding several other vendors to the event just fell into place. “It just blossomed,” Russo said. “This year we are at full

capacity.” This year’s event will include 35 vendors offering a variety of items ranging from natural soaps to handmade cards, knitted accessories to a mobile spa, and much more.

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Like many of my Springville friends, I love camping. My favorite place is Allegany State Park. It’s close, it’s beautiful, and there’s something going on there year-round. Last weekend, my family and I were able to get into one of the new Bova cottages on the Red House side of the park. For those familiar with the park cabins, besides being inside the park, these are really nothing like them. The cottages are full service, which means all dishes and linens are included. There is a kitchen with full size appliances, two bedrooms and yes, even a bathroom, which comes in handy when it’s snowy outside. We set out for a hike along the Bear Paw trail to the park’s Stone Tower. Along the way, we took in some great views of the valley below and the tops of the houses below near one of the “super secret entrances” to the park we discovered years ago. We saw numerous animal tracks and tried to figure out who they belonged to. The only people we saw were sledding down a hill in the distance. After our hike, we headed back to the cottage, loaded up on junk food, broke out the cards and board games we had packed and spent the evening laughing and listening to some of our fave hair band camping tunes. Before we left the next day, we fueled up at the breakfast buffet at the Park Restaurant inside the Admin Building and bought a few things at the gift shop like we always do. We try to sneak away to Allegany several times a year. Whether it’s a long weekend or just an afternoon, it’s pretty cool that New York’s largest state park is practically in our backyard. While the cottages are a far cry from roughing it, unplugging for a night or two this time of year is a great way to bond with your kids. No access to a washer and dryer, no TV and the best part—very spotty phone reception. Have a great mid-winter recess everyone! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times


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February 17-23, 2017

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Monday, Feb. 20- Presidents Day -CLOSED- Scene Garden Club Trip Tuesday, Feb. 21 - 9:30 -Carolyn’s Poppy Painting 1:00-Book Club Wednesday, Feb. 22 - 10:30-Kim’s Exercise Class 12:00-Concord Seniors Pot Luck Lunch Thursday, Feb. 23-11:00 Stay Fit Exercises 12:00-Stay Fit Lunch 1:30- 80-99 Years Young Birthday Party 1:00-Euchre Friday 24 - Discussion Group Menu-Week of Feb. 27-March 3 Monday, Feb. 27: Barbecue Pork Ribettes Tuesday, Feb. 28: Chicken Sausage Gumbo over Rice Wednesday, March 1: Cheese Omelet with Cheese sauce Thursday, March 2: Breaded Chicken Caeser Salad Friday, March 3: Breaded Fish Patty with Tartar Sauce Hours for the Director (subject to change) are: Mon Closed, Tuesday 8 a.m.- 2p.m., Wednesday -8 a.m.-2pm, Thursday-8 a.m.-3 p.m. Questions? Concord Senior Center 592-2764 • Email Never miss an issue!

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For Water’s Edge Day Spa Owner Sarah Amo, Colden has always been home, even while serving in the US Army for nearly seven years. So, it only made sense to follow her dreams and open her own spa in the place she’s always loved most. The spa, located at 8348 Boston Colden Road in Colden, offers a variety of treatments and services, including manicures and pedicures, body treatments, microderm abrasion, chemical peels, waxing, facials, spray tans and more. “I’m actually a hygienist turned esthetician,” said Amo, who previously worked at Westermeier Martin in East Aurora. In order to assist with botox cosmetology, Amo needed a medical degree. “I went to school so that I could work with [the dentist] and I learned all about skin care,” she said. While pursuing her degree, Amo decided to follow the American dream and work for herself. “Before I even graduated school, I was already renting the building.” Amo said. “It needed to be gutted and renovated; it had water damage. It was a couple-months long project.” The spa officially opened in September of 2014, and in order to get the word out about her new business, Amo drove around, stuffing flyers in mailboxes. “It was very, very nervewracking. Colden is a very small, quiet town,” Amo said. “I wasn’t sure what to expect right away. It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this. And it was completely by myself.” After a difficult first few months, people approached the spa looking for an alternate entrance to the Colden Mill Restaurant next door. “I had big huge lights around my building and everyday people would walk in looking for the restaurant,” she said. “It

was very frustrating the whole first year.” But after a trying first year, Amo said one small thing made a very big difference: Groupon. “Groupon was a huge life changer for me, for getting my name out there,” said Amo. “I started with just a mani pedi [coupon] and it went like wildfire. My name was constantly out there and now I am booked out until the end of March easily.” The spa offers a full line of facials ranging from a standard exfoliation and moisturizing treatment to back facials, men’s facials or microderm abrasion and chemical peel series treatments, in which Amo specializes. The spa also offers a salt glow body treatment, which combines exfoliating sea salt with warm massage oil to leave skin glowing, and a mud wrap — a detoxifying, seaweed-based, warm mud wrap applied to the entire body. Other services include eyelash extensions, teeth whitening, waxing, make-up and spray tans.

And, Amo offers Reiki treatments, which deal with emotions, mind and spirit to create a sense of peace and security. “It’s a type of spiritual selfhealing and relaxation,” Amo said. “We heal through the good energy and bad energies.” It seems that the spa is channeling nothing but good energy, as it already has so much to offer customers. But it’s Amo’s hope that it will continue to grow and expand, as she is currently looking for another experienced cosmetologist or esthetician. “I would love to find the right person that would love to merge, someone who wants to share responsibility,” she said. “From there I can grow. I can’t grow with one person.” And though she is just one person, Amo doesn’t see herself ever leaving the charming hills of Colden. “I was all over. You come back home and you see what’s here and you fall in love all over again. People here are amazing,” Amo said. “I love Colden—it’s my home. I’m not going anywhere.”

The Softball Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Springville has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 4 with or without snow.


February 17 Late Night Great Night Kissing Bridge Sponsored by Snowflake Ski Shop & 245.

February 18 Winter Wonderland Ski Tour Evangola State Park 10 a.m. to noon (716) 549-1050

February 17, 18, 24 Project Feederwatch at Letchworth State Park 10-11 a.m. Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, (585) 493-3680

February 18 Nature Mosaic Darwin Martin House State Historic Site 10:30 a.m. - noon. The Martin family had a beautiful glass mosaic fireplace designed in a wisteria pattern. Using this fireplace as inspiration, you will use images of nature and architecture to create your own unique mosaic design. ($10 per person.) To register, call (716) 856-3858.

February 17 M&T Third Friday at the Buffalo History Museum Free museum admission at the Museum and Resource Center on 459 Forest Ave. 10 a.m-5 p.m. 1-3 p.m. Free Docent-Led Tours, 3-4:30 p.m. Free Kids Activities, 6 p.m. Lecture with Dr. Sharon Amos February 18 Sprague Brook Snowshoe Scramble 10 a.m., February 18-19 Mardi Gras Weekend Kissing Bridge

February 19, 20 Snowshoeing & Cocoa 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Borrow a pair of our snowshoes and join a naturalist for a trip through Delaware Park. Finish your trek at the Darwin Martin House to enjoy hot cocoa! An optional house tour ($10 per person) will be offered. (716) 549-1050 February 20, 27 Winter Sunset Trek at Allegany State Park 4:30 p.m. Park Naturalist will lead interpretive snow shoe treks, weather depending, or hikes along the summit ridgeline on Bear Paw Trail. Witness a breath taking winter sunset at Stone Tower, then make your way back to the Summit Warming Hut for an after trek social. (716) 354-9101 ext. 236

February 18 Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe with Allegany Nordic Allegany State Park. Come out and explore the Art Roscoe Ski and Snowshoe Area in the dark. Bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice to the warming hut. After a ski or snowshoe, let’s get together to toast why winter is so great! Don’t forget your headlamp. events/1182064375243952/

February 24-26 NASCAR/Daytona Weekend Kissing Bridge

February 18 Music by the Fireside Free concert by Jess Chizuk. Allegany State Park, Red House Admin Building, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

February 25 Books, Bangles and Bake Sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave., Colden.

February 18 Round and Square Dance 7:30 p.m., Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall (10893 Sisson Hwy, North Collins). $25 per family, $7 for adults, and $5 for children ages 5-10. To reserve a table, call Mary Richmond at 337-3952.

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February 25 Live Music and Pulled Pork Dinner 5 - 8 p.m., at Salem Lutheran Church & Preschool, 91 W. Main St., Springville. Church service at 4 p.m., live music and games 5 - 8 p.m. A pulled pork dinner will be served from 5 - 6:30 p.m., with dessert and coffee served 6:30 - 8 p.m. (716) 592-4893 March 4 In-person SYI Spring Sports Signups 9 a.m. to noon, SGI High School Library March 4 Annual Labatt BBQ Kissing Bridge March 10 Late Night Great Night Sponsored by Snowflake Ski Shop & 245 Kissing Bridge March 4 Snowshoe Softball Tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Springville March 5 2017 Winter Lecture Series: Are There Mountain Lions in New York? 1 - 2:30 p.m. Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park (585) 493-3680 March 11 Springville Firemen’s Auxiliary Chinese Auction to benefit the Fire Co. Springville Fire Hall, 405 West Main St. Doors open at 10 a.m., drawings start at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments available. March 16-31 March Nature TableMaple Sugaring 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park (585) 493-3680 Downhill Skiing at Emery Park T- Bar operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays; 4 to 8 p.m. Mon, Thurs, Fri (weather permitting). 858-8513.

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aggressive in his wrestling since the beginning of the season and it’s paying off. He has the right mindset going into this next level of wrestling. He is not complacent just to make it to states. He will push himself these next two weeks and will look to place in the state tournament.” Evans has built up momentum at the right time, winning the last three tournaments the team has participated in and looks to carry that energy with him next weekend to the Times Union Center where he’ll square off with the best wrestlers from across the state. “Not only is this an exceptional accomplishment for Mikey, but one for the team as well,” noted Vogel. “The wrestlers support and motivate each other to succeed and this is a testament to the hard

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SYI Basketball for Grades 2-5 Starts March 4

Registration is now open for SYI’s Indoor Basketball Program, which begins on Saturday, March 4. For anyone who signed up for the Fall Program, you are registered and don’t need to do anything further. If you haven’t registered yet, please take the time to get to and get your child signed up. Camp will run for the following six Saturdays (March 4, 11, 18, and 25, and April 1 and 8) at the Middle School from 10 a.m. to noon for students in grades 2-5. The coaches in the program will include just about every basketball coach at SGI. The first hour of the camp to be centered around skill development and the second hour will give the kids a chance to play games. Players within the SGI program will help with officiating and coaching. Contact Bob Gainey at if you have any questions.

Varsity Basketball - Girls Bennett 6:30 p.m. Home Feb. 18 Co-Ed Varsity Indoor Track Varsity Select Meet #2 9 a.m. Away Feb. 24-25 Varsity Wrestling State Championships Feb. 25 Co-Ed Varsity Indoor Track Section 6- State Qualifier Championships 10 a.m. Away

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Girls Modified Basketball, Coach Kim Pazzuti Last week, the girls modified team ended their season with a win over Holland. Leading the Griffs in scoring was Marie Emerling with 10 points. Sarah O’Neal added six points, Meghan Rehrauer added three, and Hannah Carrow, Melanie Barry, and Katelyn Mesch each added a basket. Solid performances were also put in by Hallie Hayden, Serienty Heim, Marinna Heichberger, Jamie Dickinson, and Autumn Woodruff. Many of these 8th graders will be missed next year! It was a pleasure to coach these 16 girls that worked hard day in and day out. Their skill progression increased as our season moved along, which was our goal. The few wins we experienced was only the icing on the cake. I look forward to this off season, where we can continue our work.

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plans on keeping spending as clean as possible. At this time, the budget is still tentative; they are working on what it’s going to look like and will know by March 13. The goal is to maintain student programs; currently the school is reviewing and analyzing revenues, which are down $90,000 from last year. The student population should stabilize between 1600-1700 students in a few years, but the decrease in population does have a negative impact on the dollars received. Funding is based on number of students, and the fewer students in the district, the less money received. There also is the annual increase in contact expenditures such as insurance and employment contracts. The budget calendar that the board created at their workshop meeting is as follows: March 1: The school business administrator will discuss the tax-cap levy calculation due to the NYS Education department. March 13: The board will review the following areas of the budget: undistributed (debt service & employee benefits), individual building budgets (including instructional and special education and technology), general support budget, BOCES budget,

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Girls Varsity Basketball, Coach Bob Gainey The Varsity girls’ basketball team had their two game winning streak snapped last Thursday night as they lost to Alden 41-27. The girls played a fantastic first half as they entered the locker room, up 19-18. Unfortunately, the third quarter was filled with turnovers, little scoring, and poor rebounding to help give the Bulldogs the advantage and eventually the win. Despite the loss, Ivette Lewandowski poured in 10 points, Julia Krzemien ran the point and put in six points, and Lexi Sopko played excellent defense to go along with her five points. Despite the loss, the girls are still in a good position for a nice post season placement. The girls pulled out a big win on Tuesday night over JFK by a score of 26-24. The girls found themselves down by one point at half time but came out of the locker room and put up 10 points, two huge points by Ryan Stedman towards the end of the quarter, to help the girls gain momentum going into the fourth quarter. The game was decided by a strong drive from Ivette Lewandowski with under a minute to play. Ivette was fouled and made two huge free throws to give the Griffs the lead for good. It was the same story for the girls: great leadership/point guard play from Julia Krzemien, timely shooting from Sydney Rosati, and incredible hustle and defensive pressure from Lexi Sopko, which helped lead the girls to the win. Julia Krzemien finished with a team high nine points, Sydney Rosati and Ivette Lewandowski chipped in five points, Lexi Sopko, Ryan Stedman and Maddie Pazzuti put in two points each and Carrie Dickinson rounded out the scoring with one point. Please make every effort possible to come support our Lady Griffs on Senior Night this Friday in the High School gym when they take on MEC. Playoffs for the Lady Griffs will begin on Tuesday of next week with opponent still TBD.

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program sponsored by the BPO and the Erie County Music Educators’ Association (ECMEA). Nils Wikman was honored as the Citizen of the Year and Caroline Dickinson was honored as the Student of the Year at the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner on Feb. 4. The School Board is looking into an alternative to the current Driver’s Education program. The cost right now is $460 through the school; however, if the program goes through BOCES, it would only cost $250 per family. Forty-four students signed up right away for the program; the board will put this in the budget line for next year. Superintendent Moritz has been conducting site visits in each of the school buildings, which has been “honestly a pure delight…was probably the best part of my year so far.” In addition, she is working on reviewing every single budget and expenditure line preparing for the upcoming 2017-2018 budget process. The board reviewed the Governor State Aid Proposal and started to discuss areas of the Budget the Board of Education, Transportation Operations & Maintenance. Overall, the school budget

work they put in this year. We have 10 wrestlers committed to a Southtowns wrestling club starting at the end of this month and will look to add to this success moving forward.” Excellent work and good luck Mikey! Senior Ian Baker entered the Section VI Division II tournament as the 2nd seed. In his first match of the day, he earned a tech fall to move on to the semifinals. In his match against Zak Trim of Maple Grove, Baker was winning the match in the second period when he got caught in a tough position and was pinned. He went on to win his next two matches by pinfall to earn a 3rd place finish. Because of his 2nd place finish from his junior year and 3rd place finish this year, Baker will be considered for an at-large bid to the state tournament.


interscholastic budget, revenues preliminary staffing requests and changes. And will review presentation of superintendents budget recommendations for 20172018. March 28 -April 1: The first of four legal notices due on budget voted and board election will go out during this time period. April 3: Adoption of 2017-2018 Budget. The next Business Day after budget adoption the Property Tax Report card is due to NYS Education Department. April 17: Deadline for School Board candidate nominations May 8: Public Budget Hearing at 7pm May 11: Voter Registration Day from 12 to 8 p.m. May 16: Budget Vote and School Board Elections 10am9pm The E2CCB Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4th 7:30 p.m. at LoGuidice Center - Erie 2 BOCES 9520 Fredonia Stockton Rd, Fredonia, NY. The next SGI School Board meeting is Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Colden Elementary School, located at 8263 Boston Colden Rd, Colden, NY, in the cafeteria.

Varsity Bowling, Coach Kevin Farner The Springville Varsity Girls & Boys bowling teams completed their regular seasons with a home match on Jan. 31 against Lackawanna and an away match on Feb. 6 at Eden. The girls won both matches, by a score of 7-0 over Lackawanna and a score of 6-1 at Eden to finish their regular season with a record of 6 wins, 4 losses. Mariah Gamel was top performer in both matches, shooting 236-573 against Lackawanna, and a 516 series at Eden. Emily Leverentz contributed a nice 507 series in the Lackawanna victory. The boys’ team was also triumphant in both matches; besting Lackawanna 6.5 - .5, and Eden by a 6-1 count. The victories brought the Griffins to a season won/ loss record of 9-1, good enough for their second consecutive E.C.I.C. Small School South title. The Lackawanna win was fueled by a well balanced team effort led by Austin Coon (233-607), Nick Abdo (221-604), Matt Warner (203567) and Zack Slippy (240). The division clinching win at Eden was led by Slippy, was made his last regular season match of his high school career one to remember by rolling a games of 234,267, and 223 for a school record 724 series. Abdo once again came up strong firing 225-626. The teams now enter post season competition. Boys’ Swimming and Diving, Coach Duane Boberg, Assistant Coach Ryan Dygert Sectionals Recap Prelims Monday Night First in the 200 Medley Relay Springville saw the foursome of Dominic Hartenstein, Jon Boberg, Austin Yetter, and Elliot Emley take 34th out of 39 teams. Next, Kurt Uschold Swam the 200 Freestyle in a time of 2:03:80. In the 50 Free Nolan West swam a time of 22.60 to place him into sixth going into finals. In the 100 Freestyle, Nolan swam a time of 48.15, qualifying for the New York State Meet, and placing 2nd going into finals! Following was Kurt in the 500 Freestyle, with a time of 5:32 and good for 24th place. Next was the 200 Freestyle Relay of Nolan, Elliot, Kurt, and Jon, which was able to achieve a season best time of 1:37:21 and qualified for the consolation finals in 15th place. The final event of the night for the Griffins was the 400 Free Relay, comprised of Nolan West, Dominic Hartenstein, Kurt Uschold, and Jonathon Boberg, took 23rd in a season best time of 3:41:21. Great Job in night 1! Finals Day! Leading off Finals was Boys 1 meter diving featuring Wyatt Fuller from the Griffins. Wyatt was able to dive a personal best score of 356.20, adding nearly 40 points to his previous best, and scoring 4th place in all of section 6! Once swimming began, Nolan West was the heavily featured Griffin in these finals. Swimming the 50 in a time of 22.59 Nolan placed 7th overall in Section 6 in the sprint. Next up was Nolan in the 100 Freestyle. Nolan was able to take a 3rd place finish with a time of 48.62! Finally, we saw the 200 Freestyle Relay. Once again featuring Nolan West, Elliot Emley, Kurt Uschold, and Jon Boberg, the boys were able to drop another second off their previous best time from the night before and tie Panama Central Schools for 13th best in Section 6, out of 26 total teams who qualified for the meet in total. Nolan continues practicing for the New York State Championships to be held in Long Island March 4-6. Special Message in Celebration of Kurt Uschold finalizing his career with the Griffins following the conclusion of these Sectionals. Congratulations Captain!

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U14 State Team Named

By Caitlin Croft

Mother Nature was not cooperative last weekend for the U14 Super-G at Bristol Mountain. Due to downpours, the race officials made the call to cancel the event. Alpine Ski Racing is a high risk sport to begin with, and when the weather does not cooperate, it makes it impossible to hold a speed event. Despite the race cancellations, athletes still had speed training that was very productive the day prior. The U14 State Team was named last week excluding the Super-G result. New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) opted to use the best five results of 12 to name the team. The rule has always been one less than half and with losing the Super-G result ,which would have made it 13 results, the same number was still arrived at 5 results. U14 State Team West Men: Alex Aubrecht (BSC) 4th, Joshua Jusiak (BSC) 12th, Quinn Langdon (BSC) 25th, Montgomery Nicholl (BSC) 29th and Kissing Bridge’s Wilson Siudzinski is the first alternate. U14 State Team West Women: Hannah Goetz (KB) 2nd, Julia Patterson (BSC) 3rd, Kiera Kavcic (BSC) 6th, Abigail Fischer (KB) 9th, Madisyn DeLozier (BSC) 10th, Katriana Kivari (KB) 13th, Sydney Minier (KB) 14th, Grace Rauch (BSC) 22nd and Elizabeth Graney (KB) 31st. Congratulations athletes on this wonderful accomplishment! Thank you to all of the parents, volunteers and coaches who make these events possible. Good luck at States!

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bellies “penguin style” down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Head to Sprague Brook for some sledding action. Sprague Brook houses one of the area’s best sledding hills, which is open daily, weatherpermitting, from 10 a.m. until dusk. You can also explore the park on cross-country skis or snowshoes from 7 a.m. to dusk, and there are even designated snowmobile trails. On Feb. 18 at 10 a.m., it’s time for the Sprague Brook Scramble Snowshoe Race, featuring 2.5 and 5-mile courses. First timers and seasoned experts are welcome— all it takes is a pair of snowshoes and you’re in! For more info, visit If tubing without the work of getting back up the hill appeals to you, look no further than Holiday Valley Tubing Company, where you can enjoy up to 22 lanes of pure downhill fun. The tubing park is open daily over the break. At Chestnut Ridge Park, winter sports enthusiasts and families can spice up the cold winter months with a variety of snow activities including tobogganing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, XC skiing (ungroomed), hiking, and snowmobiling on designated trails. Toboggan chutes are operated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and on Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The sled hill is open daily from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. when conditions allow. Emery Park in South Wales offers a T-bar for downhill fun,

operating from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays (weather permitting). Allegany State Park also offers miles of groomed crosscountry trails for XC skiing in the Art Roscoe trails system, as well as miles of trails for snowshoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. On Saturday, Feb. 18, enjoy a Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe with Allegany Nordic. Come out and explore the Art Roscoe Ski and Snowshoe Area in the dark. Bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice to the warming hut. Don’t forget your events/1182064375243952/ On Monday, Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. ASP will host a Sunset Snowshoe Trek, where a park naturalist will lead an interpretive snowshoe trek, weather depending, or hike along the summit ridgeline on Bear Paw Trail. Witness a breathtaking winter sunset at Stone Tower, then make your way back to the Summit Warming Hut for an after-trek social. The 2.3 mile trail is easy to moderate with some slight elevation changes. For more information, contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236. Other special events in the park include Music by the Fireside, a free concert by local musician Jess Chizuk inside the Red House Administration Building on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. ASP also boasts two lakes, great for ice fishing this time Photo

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of year, and hundreds of cabins and cottages, perfect for a weekend or mid-week getaway. Make your reservations at Check out the other programs happening this weekend at other area state parks: Nature lovers will enjoy Project Feederwatch on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Letchworth State Park.This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike. Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7. For more info, call (585) 493-3680. Also on Feb. 18, you can head to the Winter Wonderland Ski Tour at Evangola State Park, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info, call (716) 549-1050. If you prefer the great indoors, head to one of the many area museums. The Buffalo History Museum offers free admission the third Friday of every month, which means Friday, Feb. 17 is free. The Buffalo Science Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Strong Museum in Rochester are also all great places to

check out this time of year. The Bookworm, at 34 Elm Street in East Aurora, offers a variety of kids’ workshops over the break. On Monday Feb. 20, check out “It’s a CLOUD WONDERLAND!!” from 1011:30 or 12-1:30. Ever wonder where CLOUDS come from? Want to be a scientist and learn about cloud formations? Come see, explore and create a rain cloud, no experience needed. This class is for kids ages 6-10, and cost is $10. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 10 a.m. to noon, sign your 5-10-yearolds up for the S.T.E.M. Workshop and come and see how much fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Math can be! Cost is $12. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 1-3 p.m., check out the Winter Wonderland Workshop for ages 4-8. This class is $12 and inclues winter games, crafts and activities. You must pre-register for all workshops by calling (716) 652-6554. There is no shortage of family-friendly fun to be had this February break. Get out and explore the wonderful activities, indoors and out, the area has to offer this time of year!

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Fun to be Had at the Strong Museum of Play


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Just a short drive up the I-90 to Rochester is a magical place for kids just waiting to be discovered during February break—The Strong Museum of Play. One of the top kid-friendly museums in the country, the Strong Museum of Play boasts over 100,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, including more than 400,000 items related to play, like toys, dolls, games and video games, books, photographs, documents, and other historical materials related to play. The museum also houses the National Toy Hall of Fame, World Video Game Hall of Fame and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. Kids young and old will find ways to spend hours at the museum. Toddlers and preschoolers can hang out with Sesame Street characters at the Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? Exhibit, along with having fun at Build, Drive, Go, Play Pals, Field of Play, Reading Adventureland and Berenstain Bears: Down a Sunny Dirt Road. Older children (yes, that includes the adults!) can enjoy current exhibits such as American Comic Book Heroes: The Battle of Good vs. Evil, eGameRevolution, Pinball Playfields and Game Time! There are lots of hands-on, interactive opportunities for high-energy kids, but on the flipside there are also craft tables, book nooks, aquariums, and an outdoor Discovery Garden for those who might need a little less stimulation. One of the most popular exhibits at the museum is the National Toy Hall of Fame. Created back in 1998, the National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys that have “inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period.” Each year, the hall inducts new honorees and displays both new and historic versions of classic toys. In 2016 The Swing, Dungeons & Dragons, and Fisher Price “Little People” were added to the collection, which is now at 62 toys loved by kids of all generations.


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The Strong Museum of Play’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is Upstate New York’s only year-round indoor butterfly garden. The garden features 1,000 free flying tropical and native butterflies. Tickets for the 20-minute timed-visit are in addition to the general museum admission. Advance purchase of butterfly tickets is highly recommended for high visitation times such as schoolbreak weeks. The World Video Game Hall of Fame “recognizes individual electronic games of all types— arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—that have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general.” Inductees include DOOM, Grand Theft Auto III, The Legend of Zelda, The Oregon Trail, Pac-Man, Pong, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and World of Warcraft and can be found on permanent display in the eGameRevolution exhibit. One of the museum’s most popular exhibits, Wegmans Super Kids Market is a dream come true for children aspiring to be like mommy and daddy. Grab a child-size cart and grab milk, eggs, bread and meat from the aisles in the store or act as a worker in the bakery, checkout line or butcher department. Kids also have a chance to produce a commercial or cooking show through the WKID-TV station located in the exhibit. Rev Up School-Break Week is a special exhibit going on from Saturday, Feb. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 26. The museum’s web site describes

it as, “Design and draw a customized motorcycle. Peddle your way to victory on a special preschooler tricycle course from noon to 4 p.m. Test your movie-motorcycle knowledge by matching pictures of cinematic motorcycles and riders to the correct movies. View a display of vintage and modern motorcycles courtesy of Cycle Stop. Then discover how engineers ensure motorcycles have a smooth and fast ride as you explore the TM Hands-On Harley-Davidson exhibit.” In addition to the numerous fun exhibits to check out, there’s also the Everything for Play! shop where you can buy dress-up clothing, Melissa & Doug merchandise, puppets, books featuring Sesame Street, Nick Jr., Curious George, the Berenstain Bears, puzzles, crafts, educational games and a special selections of toys featured in the National Toy Hall of Fame. And there’s no need to leave the museum to grab a bite to eat— there’s a food court where you can check out kids’ favorites such as Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell and Louie’s Sweet Shoppe. Or grab a burger at Bill Gray’s Restaurant in the vintage Skyliner Diner located in the museum’s atrium. Text PLAY to 43506 to receive mobile alerts from the museum with event notifications, special offers and exhibits sneak peeks! Museum hours are Monday– Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Admission tickets for ages 2 and older are $14.50, children under the age of 2 are free. For more information visit

Bread of Life all vendors will be donating items for gift baskets that will be raffled off during the event, and the Center’s clothing thrift store, Gabriel’s Closet, will be having a blowout sale. On the same day as the event, the Center will be launching a little free library in memory of a former member who donated the funds to create it. A growing trend across the nation, little free libraries are a place for community members to both leave a book and take a book. “Once we have better weather, people will have the opportunity to pull up and do a book swap,” Russo said. But beyond the scope of next weekend’s event, the Center is doing much more in the community than just hosting bake sales. Through various fundraisers, the Colden branch of the Center alone supports nearly 80 area families in need, providing

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them with both clothing and food via its food bank and Gabriel’s Closet. During the summer months, the Center is also the site of a large farmer’s market. “A farmer’s market runs all through the warmer seasons on Saturday and vendors pay a small fee,” said Russo. “We have local farmers, florists, honey, eggs and food trucks.” She added, “Also, once a month we have Western New York food pantry and that is for any-income eligibility for surplus food to be utilized. They selected us and reached out to us within the past year, and it’s amazing how much fun we have. There is so much camaraderie.” The Center has also recently unveiled plans to host quarterly Colden Community Gallery events, in which local artists will host art shows at the center, and then donate a portion of their earnings to its mission.

But they aren’t stopping there. “With new extended the hours, we are going to plan keynote speakers and bring people in to teach cooking classes and anything that can help with continuing education or wellbeing,” said Russo. Though it seems the Center already has so much to offer, Russo is hoping that profits made at this weekend’s event will allow them to continue to grow. “We have tried to reach for the stars and we are very close to getting to that point,” said Russo. “We hope to have something extremely positive to announce very, very soon.” The Books, Bangles and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bread of Life Outreach Center, located at 8745 Supervisor Avenue, Colden. For more information, visit their website at www.

Sick of winter? Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Come join us at Allegany State Park for an evening listening to some great music by fireside! Local musician Jess Chizuk headlines this month’s “By the Fireside” event on. Feb. 18. Chizuk’s compelling, vivid stories from the heart, told emphatically by graceful vocals, are accompanied by little more than an acoustic guitar. These are the building blocks for most of her songs. The young singer-songwriter has her musical roots firmly divided between both old folk tunes and new indie music, and the result of this combination is her truly captivating writing. It has been garnering the

attention of audiences in her hometown of Buffalo, NY and beyond. Drawing on life experiences, honest stories, and the city she calls home, her music is soulful and truly genuine. This awardwinning songwriter already has an impressive catalog of accomplishments at only 22 years old. Aside from supporting national artists like Howie Day, Davina and the Vagabonds, and Dylan Jakobsen, Chizuk was the recipient of the Best Original Solo Act award at the 2015 Buffalo Music Awards, the winner of the 2014 Yellen Foundation Songwriting Contest, winner of the Folk category at the Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival

Songwriting Contest, a semifinalist in the 2015 Songwriter’s Serenade Contest in Morovia, TX, and a top five finalist in the singer/songwriter category of the Great American Song Contest – a contest receiving submissions from nearly 2,000 songwriters worldwide. Chizuk is guaranteed to put on a performance the whole family will enjoy! This free “By the Fireside” event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Red House Administration Building lobby. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236. Town Board Continued from front page

The elevator in the Town Hall required service calls in the amount of $4,500 in January to install a new non-contact infrared door reopening device and pump out the existing oil in the reservoir and install new oil. Eppolito attended a meeting regarding the Erie Countywide Government Efficiency Plan. Governor Cuomo is attempting to make the AIM (Aid and Incentives for Municipalities) funding contingent upon Legislature approval of a proposed efficiency mandate; if the budget does not pass with this new plan, New York towns, villages and cities will not receive AIM funding. The amount of AIM funding received by the Town of Concord is $48,251. MDA engineers reviewed the draft Solar Law and the Board set the date of the Public Hearing on Local Law #1 of 2017: Amending the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Concord to Regulate Solar Energy Systems for Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Director of the Hulbert Library Bridgette Heintz provided the board with the 2017 appointments to the Hulbert Library Board of Trustees: President, Leslie Gibbin; Vice-President, Virginia Krebs; Secretaty Pam Bartkowski; Treasurer Carl

Eisenhand; Trustees Thomas Virginia, Kathleen Rumfola and Susan Fischbeck. Eppolito brought up the fact that the 2012 Senior Van run by the Town has over 200,000 miles on it and they will need to start looking for a replacement vehicle. Councilman Snyder, Eppolito and Town Engineer Mark Allianello attended a presentation about energy performance contacts benefitting residents of Crane Ridge hosted by Wendel Architects & Engineers. Concord Town Resident Mary Jane Miess addressed the board about the conditions of the roads and urged other residents to contact our County Officials with their concerns. Jennifer Manitone provided the board with the year end Senior Center report, which stated that by December 31, 2016 there were 708 scheduled events/happenings (lunches, meetings, speakers, exercise, classes, lectures, programs, etc) in 272 days. “The Concord Senior Center grew from a blank and empty building in September 2015 to a vibrant place where people come to meet, to eat, to have fun, and to learn.” In other business, the board approved: • A fuel bid received by Superior Plus Energy Services

(Griffith Energy) • Increase in the Highway Department’s Comp Hours by 20 hours (currently at 60 hours, request made to move to 80 hours) • Request for proposals for the lawn mowing of the cemeteries and the Senior Center • Reappointment of Supervisor Eppolito to the Erie County Environmental Management Council • Contract through Erie County with SunnKing for E-Waste agreement • Renewal of the MDA Engineers Agreement covering the employment of Jim Thoman • Perkins Trailer park permit as approved by CEO Al Pirro • 2017 Junk Yard Permits including: Jordans’ Salvage, Southern Tier Auto center, Arthur P. King Auto Parts, Ronald Miller • 2017 Mining Permits including: McEwan Trucking, Schreiber & Winkelman, Joseph McCarthy, Gernatt Asphalt Products, Cold Spring Construction, Michael J. Hannon Landscaping & Excavation and Russo Properties. The next Town Board meeting is Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at 86 Franklin Street, Springville, NY 14141.

Collins Public Library Events

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20 for President’s Day. Book Club: Monday, February 27 at 11am. We will be discussing Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows novel “Guernsey and Potato Peel Pie Society,” all are welcome. Call the library to sign up. Lego Club: Monday, February 27 at 6:30 pm. Ages 4-12, registration is helpful but not required! Coloring Night: Thursday, March 2 at 6pm. Board Meeting: Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm. It is open to the public, all are welcome. Senior Movie: Friday, March 3 at 1pm. Starring Liana Liberato, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Josh Lucas. 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.

North Collins Public Library Events

Feb. 12 Puzzles Feb. 19 1 – 3:30 p.m., Cardmaking. Make a beautiful scrapbook style greeting card. Supplies provided (sign-up required) Feb. 20 CLOSED for Presidents’ Day Feb. 26 – Adult Coloring Feb. 28 6:30 p.m. Dinosaurs – Learn about dinosaurs through stories, games and crafts for ages 6 – 10 (sign up required) EVERY FRIDAY AT 11 a.m., Story hour with Miss Alice.

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Ski Trip Jay Peak, Vermont. March 31st thru April 2nd. $344 per person. Includes Round trip motor coach bus from WNY, Two nights accommodations at Slope Side Hotel, Lift tickets, Dinner and all taxes and fees. Grab 3 of your friends and let’s ski where there is a TON OF SNOW! Details….call Lisa at 716-861-0797 Join the Be Neighborly Springville Area group on Facebook. Friendly, fair and local discussion.

Mahoney to Be Honored As Top Advisor

Kevin L. Mahoney, CFP®, of Mahoney & Sullivan in East Concord, will be honored as a 2016 top advisor of Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc., a broker/dealer based in Syracuse, NY. Of over 900 advisors associated with Cadaret, Grant, Mahoney was among the 20 percent who qualified for the prestigious award and will be recognized for his integrity, success, and total commitment to clients. Mahoney will attend the company’s annual top advisors conference, this year located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 4-7, where he will receive an award for his outstanding achievement. The conference includes business sessions on topics pertaining to the current economic outlook and new legislation. Top advisors will also hear from industry experts on timely matters such as global investing, generating income for clients, and guidance for navigating the markets. Mahoney has been serving clients for 42 years. He will work with new and existing client portfolios to implement information received from the conference. “While I am proud to receive this special recognition from Cadaret, Grant, I feel an even greater sense of pride that my success is tied to working with the people of our community,” Mahoney said. “I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to help so many local families enjoy life and prepare for the future, and I look forward to helping even more to thrive.” “These are advisors who show ongoing commitment to doing what’s best for clients, dedication to integrity, and emphasis on ethical business,” Cadaret, Grant President and CEO Arthur F. Grant said. “It is a hard-earned award that is reserved for advisors who are leaders. It is our pleasure to recognize their success.”

Open Swim Begins March 2

SYI Winter Family Swim is starting a few months later this year due to pool usage availability. The dates of the program are listed below as well as the pool/program rules. Held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Springville High School pool. March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 April 4, 6, 18, 20, 25, 27 Admission is $1 per swimmer Family Swim Rules: • Every child under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult, and the adult MUST stay in the pool area. • There is ABSOLUTELY NO HORSEPLAY in the pool or the locker rooms • No Running on Deck • Supervision must be in the water with children wearing floatation devices • All participants must take a deep end test with a lifeguard on staff in order to swim in the deep end • There will be NO diving board or starting block use during open swim • Lifeguards have the right to discipline participants for behavior problems


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would come, young and old alike. Spaulding recalled, “If it was icy enough, you could reach the Sardinia Railroad depot.” (Today that’s the municipal building on Franklin Street.) The young and the young at heart had fun at those sledding parties and I am sure Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays would be an excuse to have them. Today it would be illegal and highly unsafe to go sledding down a village street, so it is not recommended by this author. The other thing that makes me think of President’s Day— especially Washington and Lincoln— is money. A few weeks ago, Mark Snyder, a Springville native, posted a note he found and some information on national bank’s notes on Facebook. It got me thinking about some other research I had been doing. I know we have a resident expert on the subject in Dr. Brian Scharf. According to Scharf, “On February 25, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln passed the National Currency Act of 1863. The act formed national banks that were allowed to buy interest-bearing bonds. From the bonds, paper currency was printed with the bank’s name, cashier and president of the bank’s signature printed on the bank’s notes.” Scharf added that, “Springville had two national banks: The First National Bank of Springville was formed in February of 1883 with the charter number 2892; the second, The Citizens National Bank of Springville, formed in 1902 with a charter of 6330.” Coincidentally, the banks were both housed in the same building. The banks were issued large sized notes from 1863 until 1929, when notes were changed to the current smaller sized notes we are used to today. According to Scharf, “The larger notes were printed in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1000. The small notes were issued in $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 denominations. The First National Bank of Springville issued $109,360 in notes during its 19-year operation. The Citizen National Bank, between 1902 and 1935, issued

$1,162,010 in notes.” Since the notes were not backed by gold, the notes could not be used to pay for duties on imports or for interest on public debt. A few of the Citizen Bank notes exist and are collected. Scharf explained that other neighboring communities had national banks, such as Arcade, East Aurora, Franklinville and Dunkirk. In my research, I found that it became a rite of passage for the bank clerk to work up to being bank president. In 1902, Frank Furman was the bank president and organizer of the Citizens Bank and Ira Vail was his cashier. When Mr. Furman died in 1915, Mr. Vail became president, and his cashier became Arnold Neubach. When Ira Vail died, Mr. Neubach became president and his clerk was Orin Stearns. When Mr. Neubach died an untimely death in 1938, Mr. Stearns became President. On the bank notes that Mr. Scharf had, you could see the changes on whose name was printed on the notes: A 1902 series $10 note had Mr. Neubach as cashier(notes must have been printed later since Mr. Neubach started working for the bank in 1908); later he was bank president in 1929 series notes. (Both Vail and Neubach also served as mayors of Springville. Neubach was mayor throughout the 1920s.) In late 2016, I wrote an article on the Christmas clubs that included a picture of the 1883 bank building that was built by C.J. Shuttleworth. At the same time the national bank system was being overhauled, the old 1883 building was being torn down and replaced with the new yellow brick structure. Mr. Stearns’ daughter recently gave the Concord Historical Society a 35 mm video of them tearing down the old bank in 1935. In October of 1955, Citizens Bank of Springville merged with Marine Midland Bank of Buffalo. In 1970, the bank moved to the current location of Community Bank and sold the building to Village of Springville. The village uses the building as its main office building. The bank vault is to the left when you enter the building.

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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 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 All meetings are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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 2nd Monday

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

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with Chapter 132 of the Code of the Village of Springville, the PLANNING BOARD of the Village of Springville, New York, will hold a Public Hearing at the Municipal Building, 65 Franklin St., Springville, New York on TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm on petitions for the following: District Applicant Address Reason R8.5 MARK PISCITELLI 148 NEWMAN STREET SUB-DIVISION The above Board will at the above date, time and place, hear all persons in support of such petition or who may object thereto. Any special requirements or needs contact the A.D.A. Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the above scheduled meeting at telephone # 592-4936 Elizabeth Melock, Administrator NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with Chapter 132 of the Code of the Village of Springville, the PLANNING BOARD of the Village of Springville, New York, will hold a Public Hearing at the Municipal Building, 65 Franklin St., Springville, New York on TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm on petitions for the following: District Applicant Address Reason CIP ASHLEY KEHR SOUTH CASCADE DRIVE SITE PLAN REVIEW The above Board will at the above date, time and place, hear all persons in support of such petition or who may object thereto. Any special requirements or needs contact the A.D.A. Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the above scheduled meeting at telephone # 592-4936 Elizabeth Melock, Administrator

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Value by the Numbers What’s the value of a local hospital? The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) recently released reports that represent the economic and community impact of hospitals – a general demonstration of value. The data compiled by this statewide advocacy organization, combined with what we know of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s financial performance over the past six years, provides a perspective of your hospital’s value. According to the HANYS study, BCH accounts for $47 million in economic activity through jobs and the purchasing of goods and services. That’s a significant increase from 2010, when the estimate was $34.1 million, a number that was relatively consistent at $35.7 million in 2013. BCH has defied the trend of struggling rural healthcare facilities over the past

several years. Under the leadership of our board of directors, BCH has taken strategic steps to invest in high-quality, local health services. We established a primary care center, which sees thousands of patients each month. We developed a hospitalist program to enhance our inpatient acute care. We added standardof-care imaging technologies and recruited specialists in cardiology and surgery. Each of these initiatives has not only created jobs but has also contributed to improved healthcare access for our community. So how are these statistics reflected in BCH’s financial performance? Business First of Buffalo recently published hospital revenue growth for Western New York hospitals from 201115. BCH topped its list of 21 area hospitals with 36% growth in revenue.

According to HANYS, BCH generates about seven million tax dollars annually. This makes our facility’s continued requests to New York State Department of Health for grant funding even more relevant. Our most recent application would be for about $2.25 million a year over five years - $11.3 million total. With our recent purchase of the 210 East Main Street property (the former Concord Medical Group building), we have fulfilled an important element in our grant application to acquire space for our future transformation. With a favorable outcome from NYS DOH, your tax dollars will be returned to your community as reinvestment in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s physical plant and clinical equipment. When it comes to efficiency, BCH

BCH Provides Quality Healthcare* Outpatients Received Care 69,000 People Treated in the Emergency Room 9,300 People Admitted to BCH 1,000

BCH Improves the Economy & Community* Economic Activity $47 million Tax Dollars Generated $7 million Community Benefits & Investments $1.1 million Jobs Generated 600 demonstrates the lowest Medicare spending per beneficiary of any hospital in Western New York. BCH is demonstrating its committment to the NYSDOH “Triple Aim” initiative: improving population health through increasing access, enhancing quality and reducing costs.

local jobs and careers in our rural part of Western New York?

Many rural healthcare facilities are seen to be at risk of closure or reduction of services. Hospitals like BCH have learned through experience that sound, steady investment in response to community needs preserves health Neither statistics nor services and protects financial performance jobs. We look forward fully represent the to sharing news of value of your local our continued pursuit hospital. How do of state support and you put a number our progress with our on the peace of neighbors, patients mind a family has and employees. when an emergency This information has department is been shared with state available in their government officials community? How and healthcare do you quantify the facilities. We share benefit of access to essential outpatient it now with you to emphasize the services, without driving up to an hour importance of a facility like Bertrand away? How do you count the value of Chaffee Hospital.

The people of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home appreciate the community support that we see every day. Please send any questions about this information to, or call (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485. We welcome suggestions and comments about our facility through our Direct Line to the CEO,

*Information compiled by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) from 2015 data.

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