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By Jann Wiswall

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The staffs at Holiday Valley and HoliMont know that everyone has different needs when they come to visit these remarkable ski areas. No matter your gender, age, skill level or ability, these resorts pull out all the stops to offer activities, events and training programs that cater to all audiences. Over the next several weeks, women have the opportunity learn from one of the greatest female ski instructors in the U.S. at Holiday Valley. Men are invited to enjoy a day of guys being guys at HoliMont. Kids of all ages can watch or participate in numerous ski and snowboard competitions. People with disabilities can participate in snowsports at both venues. And everyone of every stripe can make a difference in the lives of others by participating in some very meaningful fundraising events.

February 7-8 AMSOIL Seneca Allegany Snocross February 8 Phoenix “Rise to the Challenge” Race HoliMont February 9 Aspire’s Ski the Valley Holiday Valley February 9 USASA Snowboard Race HoliMont February 10-11 Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic - Holiday Valley February 14 Rotary Ski Day HoliMont

For the Women February 15 Boarding for Breast Cancer Holiday Valley February 15 Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Griffis Sculpture Park

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On Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10-11, Lisa Densmore, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, is returning to Holiday Valley to teach her Your Turn” Women’s Ski Clinic for intermediate and advanced-level women skiers. The clinic divides participants into ability levels to gain from Densmore’s extensive experience, with the assistance of several of Holiday Valley’s finest women instructors. It’s a real opportunity to learn from the best and take your skiing to the next level. The clinic is limited to 28 participants and costs $290 for the two days of coaching, demo equipment, breakfasts, lunches and Monday evening dinner. For information, visit www. holidayvalley.com. HoliMont’s annual Ladies’ Day is scheduled for Feb. 28 when female members are able to invite friends to share in a day of skiing and socializing. This year’s theme is “Rhinestone Cowgirl,” sure to bring in a mix of western-themed activities, See Learn at Every Turn page 5

Kids Won’t be Bored this February Break Skiing, Boarding, Sleigh Rides, Art Camps, Tubing, Skating and More By Alicia Dziak

The February school break is only a week away. Don’t succumb to cabin fever and head to one of the many fabulous local spots to entertain yourself and your kids. The slopes of Holiday Valley and HoliMont

are beckoning skiers and snowboarders. During the break, HoliMont, open to the public Monday through Friday, offers a variety of kid-friendly activities, games and contests to spice up your day on the hill. Pack a picnic lunch, or purchase some goodies in the lodge, aand make a day of it. For more information, visit www.holimont.com. w Over at Holiday Valley, younger visitors can ccheck out the new Riglet park, a special area ffor teaching kids ages 3-5 to board. Kids ages 33-12 will also have a blast in the Mountain Adventures Ski and Snowboard Program, A ccombining lessons, safety instruction and lots oof fun! Various packages and activities are aavailable, including a “Clan Hunt” in which kids eexplore the resort with their instructor in search oof the secret Indian Clans, and then head to a See February Break page 9

Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraiser March 1 By Mary Fox

Skiers and non-skiers alike are invited to join the Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraising Party at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Shelter on Saturday, March 1.

The 700 Club was renamed last year to the Ken Brown 700 Club to honor its founder Ken Brown, who was always looking for ways to get people together and enjoy a good time. In 2000, Ken found 10 skiers, including him, who turned 70 that year— hence, the 700 Club. Each skier put in $50 to sponsor a party to raise funds for local charitable organizations. To date, over $40,000 has been raised and donated by the club to over a dozen causes. To the original 10, over 40 new members have been added and membership is expected to reach well over 50 this year. “Skiers 70 or over are welcome to join the Ken Brown 700 Club for a $50 donation. Anyone wishing to donate to the club, but does not qualify for membership due to age (70 or over), may become an associate member for $25 or more,” said Dave Jones, a steering committee member. See Ken Brown page 10

March 7 Tele-Fest HoliMont March 7 Celtic Thunder Fundraiser Ellicottville Town Center March 8-9 Mardi Gras & Winter Carnival Ellicottville • Holiday Valley

HoliMont Hosts Phoenix Race Feb. 8 By Eva Potter

Each year, HoliMont’s Phoenix Adaptive Program hosts the international “Rise to the Challenge” Race and Awareness Day, celebrating youth, the spirit of learning and the desire to achieve even when physical disabilities make accomplishment a more difficult challenge.

The event is open to the public and takes place this Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. Last year, more than 70 athletes took to the slopes including those on skis, sit-skis, snowboards, as well as those who wove their way down the course with the assistance of seeing aides. Racers came from

around the U.S. and Canada to compete. This year, Chuck Richardson, founder of HoliMont’s Phoenix Adaptive Program and race organizer, said they’re “running close to 80” participants. He added, “We’ve got some Wounded Warriors coming, See HoliMont Race page 2

Do Your Heart a Favor February is American Heart Disease Awareness Month By Jann Wiswall

It’s been a month since many of us made our New Year’s resolutions. If your resolutions had anything to do with losing weight, eating healthier foods or getting more exercise, let this February’s American Heart Disease Awareness Month remind you why these particular resolutions are a great idea on many levels. They’re the best things you

can do to help prevent heart disease, not to mention a myriad of other health issues. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most common type of heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease or cardiovascular disease), which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

Coronary heart disease can cause heart attack, angina, heart failure and arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms). Each year, says the CDC, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack, and some 600,000 people die from heart disease — that’s one out of every four deaths. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both See Heart Awareness page 10

Alianello Engineering Firm Names Two Partners By Jann Wiswall

Mark Alianello, principal of MDA Consulting Engineers, has announced the addition of two new partners in his firm, and he couldn’t be more proud. His son, Jake Alianello, and Jake’s best friend from college, Caleb Henning, are now part owners and are positioned to keep the business running well into the future. “I’ve never had partners before,” Mark said, “but I want the business to live on and continue See MDA Engineering page 9


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some who are from the Buffalo Ski Club. They’re the ones that have a couple mono skiers.� The Wounded Warrior group from Ohio was invited again this year, but Richardson said he hasn’t heard if they plan to attend. “The race is open to individuals as well as teams. You don’t need to be on a team to sign up,� explained Richardson. The race consists of two runs per racer and, at the end of the day, every racer receives a medal and certificate at the awards ceremony. Richardson said, “It’s ‘personal best’ for the racers. In other words, they set their time and then they try to beat their first run.� Racers select from four different categories to determine their course. Level 1 is for beginners, level 2 is for intermediate and level 3 is for advanced skiers. Level 4 competitors ski the whole hill from top to bottom. Competitors can still register the day of the event at HoliMont’s Race Hut. The cost is $46 per racer, which includes the lift ticket. Food is available for purchase inside the Main Chalet. Started by Richardson in

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as a way to give back to the community and help raise sorely-needed funding for Holiday Valley’s and HoliMont’s Ski Patrols, which belong to the Eastern Division of the National Ski Patrol. The EBC audience will also have a chance bid on the paintings created that evening and will also have the opportunity to purchase other original paintings by Israel, in addition to enjoying a wonderful lobster bake or steak dinner. A phenomenal, painter who has performed for celebrities, in world-class museums, on aircraft carriers and on the Olympic stage artist, Israel enjoys entertaining the audience. But the kicker is that he often does it to help others the best way he knows how — through his art and he does it unlike anyone you’ve ever seen. Israel’s artistic bend became apparent at a young age. He said his mom was his first art critic, especially when drawing on walls inside his home. “My mom critiqued it like every mom does with a smart smack on the butt,” he joked. Naturally, this didn’t stop this motivated young man and he continued expressing himself in creative ways. As he grew older, Israel began participating is art festivals and developed a unique method of speed painting to maximize his income, painting up to 500 pieces in a weekend. “People would give me pictures of paintings they wanted like pictures of their grandfather from the war, or their car or dog, or their unicorn of whatever. I’d do paintings that would take like one minute, two minutes, and I would go from when the sun came up to when the sun came down,” said Israel. “I would literally paint until I had blisters on my fingers from painting. … I’d set up a bunch of easels and just crank the music up and get into the zone and paint. One day, looking over my shoulder, I noticed there were people as far back as I could see watching.” He realized that if people paid to watch him paint, he could give his art away to help others. His reputation spread quickly and soon Israel began receiving invitations to do big corporate events, which have

taken him around the globe. Despite his growing reputation and fame, his father still felt being an artist didn’t count as real employment, causing a strain on their relationship lasted many years. “My dad was always telling me to get a real job. I quit talking to him at some point,” said Israel. To end the rift, some years later, Israel invited his father and his step-mom on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in 2003. When they arrived in the hotel lobby, Israel’s dad commented that he had never seen such a crowded lobby with thousands of people. “Yeah, Dad, those big tall guys in the dark suits with the dark glasses and earpieces, those are Secret Service. Here’s your pass to G.W. Bush’s Presidential Dinner. I’m opening for him tomorrow. Then I’ll get a real job,” he announced to his father. “That was kind of the ultimate, ‘See, I did it!’” These days, Israel performs at about 20-50 events annually. Although he has been donating to charities for over 35 years, he created a special benefit program for charities about three years ago when the bottom fell out of the market and charities were really feeling a big pinch in their budgets due to a major decrease in donations. Israel’s small committee annually selects about 15 charities to support and have provided millions in support ever since. Israel learned a long time ago that communicating through art is a very powerful thing. He said his performances “help bring the casual spectator into the mission” of each charity. On Aug. 2, you’ll get a chance to see Israel live at EBC. During his approximately 40-minute dramatic performance, selfdescribed as “organized chaos,” he will unleash artistic magic as he jumps, lunges and spins to loud, heart-pumping music while creatively, yet selectively, flinging paint off his brush onto vast 6-foot canvases. “This is an experience that’s unlike anything else. It sounds like so much hype, but if you talk to anyone that’s been to a show, they’ll … tell you it’s an amazing experience,” he said. “It’s almost like going to a religious rally without

the religion, because people get very supercharged. I think that’s why people spend so much to own the artwork because it’s about owning the experience.” While his artwork has sold for several hundred thousand dollars and hangs in many private collections, Israel said the image, how it’s rendered or how much it sold for aren’t the focus of his art. “What comes from it matters the most, the emotion, the motivation, the inspiration that got somebody to volunteer or become involved with something,” he said. “My job isn’t to come in and do a great show. My job is to help build a relationship between the charitable entity and the people they’re helping year after year, long after I’m gone.” That said, event attendees will have a one-of-a-kind chance to buy an original painting by Israel the evening of the event. “Anyone that knows what I do, knows they have an option to get a real ‘steal’ at the charity events,” said Israel. Anything goes until midnight of the event. HoliMont Ski Patrol member Mary Lyn Boberg said, “We are very fortunate that Peter Kreinheder has offered this great opportunity to us, because without him this never would be happening.” Sponsorship opportunities and underwriting opportunities are being sought right now. Individuals or groups are encouraged to contact Mary Lyn Boberg at (716) 560-5482, or Beth Harvey at EBC at (716) 699-2537, ext. 1. Sponsorships include a $10,000 Adventure Rescue Sponsor package, which includes premier seating for up to 14 guests, a VIP cocktail reception with Michael Israel, six hand-signed serigraphs, recognition, and Sky High Admission for 14 guests. A $5,000 Gold Sponsor package and a $2,500 Silver Sponsor package are also available. Underwriting opportunities include a $10,000 entertainment underwriter, a $2,500 beverage underwriter, a $2,500 food service underwriter, a $1,500 VIP reception underwriter, a $1,500 publicity underwriter, and a $1,000 patron gift underwriter are available.

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Area Contractor’s Build New Business Contacts at HoliMont By Dash Hegeman

Another successful Contractor’s Day event took place at HoliMont on Friday, Jan. 31. Approximately 45 companies brought over 800 employees/clients to the slopes for a fun-filled day of skiing, snowboarding and making new business contacts. “Contractors Day is a staple event at HoliMont,” said HoliMont group sales manager Laura Oakes. “Over the years we’ve been able to bring in a broader spectrum of businesses. This year we included demonstration space for our sponsors. The overall response this year was very positive. In fact, it seems to have really enhanced the dynamic of this already great networking opportunity.”

The event began in 1981 when 11 men from Midland Asphalt, ABC Paving Co., Syracuse Supply, Oakgrove Construction, and Holmes and Murphy got together for a day on the slopes to mix some business with a lot of fun. The ongoing success of the event is due in part to the late Dave Pitkin, a member who was instrumental in bringing the event to HoliMont. Because Dave had a huge passion for the racing program, there is now an annual Dave Pitkin Memorial Ski Race during Contractor’s Day so that his spirit and commitment to HoliMont can be recognized. This year marked the 33rd year of the race and the enthusiasm level was as high as it has ever

been. “A business meeting can take place anywhere and anytime. Living in this area gives people a unique opportunity to take a mundane meeting and spice it up by taking it to the slopes,” said Oakes. “That is the whole concept behind Contractor’s Day. We want to be able to provide businesses with an entertaining venue where they can treat their employees as well as find new networking options.” Contractor’s Day is typically the last Friday in January, so be sure to keep that in mind for 2015. For information on how to participate in Contractor’s Day or to inquire about being an event sponsor contact Laura Oakes at (716) 699-2320.

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I spent some time in the Azores last week. Located mid-Atlantic, San Miguel is thought by some scholars to be the last remnant of the lost continent of Atlantis. This tiny bit of Portuguese paradise, 2,000 kilometres from the mainland, is a land of lush, green mountains on semitropic earth with a crashing white and turquoise surf and black volcanic rock formations. Safe, serene and simply spectacular, with the cleanest air on earth, the Azores may be the best place in the world for serious walkers and curious hikers. Where else can you climb down into the crater of a volcano and have a fresh, clear lake all to yourself? Where else can you watch a local chef cram a canvas sack full of meat, vegetables and spices and then drop it down a volcanic hole, only to have it come back up an hour later as your lunch — a stew cooked by natural thermal steam? Where else can you strike out each day for a new town, always assured of finding a clean room with breakfast for about $40? Fascinating in the simplicity of its lifestyle and in its natural splendour, sunny and seductive San Miguel is nothing less than glorious. There are, however, two pressing problems you’ll encounter as you ramble around these islands. First, and I’m not exaggerating, the people are so friendly that walking along the roads is difficult. Spotting walkers, Azorean drivers constantly stop to offer them rides. On the other hand, should the weather turn bad, all you have to do is accept a lift from the first or second vehicle passing by. Having hiked six of its nine islands, I’ve seen a lot of the Azores from the back of a pickup truck and through rain-spotted sunglasses. Second, there are way, way, WAY, WAY, WAY too many cows. There are 900,000 cows on the island of San Miguel. That’s five cows for every man, woman and child. Think

about it — 900,000 cows and one, very, very busy bull. His name is Lo Velho Vaca, which in English means “The Old Cowpoke.” There are cows on the sides of mountains, cows in fields, cows in pens, cows in barns, big cows in the backs of trucks, calves in the front of trucks, cows on trailers pulled by motorcycles, small cows in cars, big cows in downtown backyards, cows in city parks, cows on ferries, uniformed cows checking passports at the airport and looking for foreign cows trying to come into the country using phony cow ID. I saw a small cow strapped to the back of a motorcycle. Honest. Walking in the constant gaze of 1.8 million doe-like eyes changes a man. You get a little paranoid and start to think cow humour. First cow: “Geez Louise, have you looked at yourself lately? You’re saggin’, baby.” Second cow: “Erma, go sit on a salt lick and rotate.” Don’t’ get me wrong, they’re fine specimens, bred by the very latest in agri-biological techniques. In fact, they’re so sophisticated, some of these cows have done away with the traditional cowbells and can now be seen operating cell phones ... but never ever while driving. Cow talking on a cell phone: “Ida? There’s a geek wearing a tan backpack and a Toronto Blue Jays cap headed your way. Can you get up on the overpass and drop the brown bomb on him? Ida? You’re breaking up, honey.” Yes, cow humour is meo vida. I’m serious, when it’s just you and them, you get a little psycowtic after a while. They stare at you as you walk by, from a vast sea of sad eyes. Once you’ve passed, they make those low mooing noises, and you know, oh yeah, you know very well they’re talking about you. And those ears! They all look like parked pickup trucks with the front doors open. It’s troubling to walk by a field of 200 cows with 400

stomachs and know that while they’re standing silent, perfectly still and seemingly happy, they’re actually roiling and regurgitating on the inside. Scientists estimate that livestock are responsible for almost 20 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas, so yeah, they’re rippin’ ‘em even as you stand there making fun of them. Let’s see ... 900,000 cows time 130 kilos of methane a year equals ... wow! That’s 4.9 million metric tons of Beano to take care of this problem! I mean it makes you wonder if it was the volcanoes or the cows that erupted to form these nine islands. The farmers have so many cows to milk, they don’t always get to some herds on time and some udders are dragged along in such a way that they look like they require a separate licence plate or at least go “Beep! Beep! Beep!” when they’re backing up. After a week, they’re making me crazy, I tell you, crazy. I’m doing stand-up comedy alone beside a farmer’s field. Vaca humoristico: “What do you call a cow that tried to jump over the moon but forgot about the barbed wire fence at the far end of the field? Una completo castrofio. In English, an udder catastrophe.” Two cows are sitting by the hotel pool wearing sunglasses, smoking cigarettes and drinking vodka tonics from glasses with tiny umbrellas There’s no joke here; I’m telling you they’re everywhere! Don’t talk to me about mad cow disease — I’m still seeing cattle in my sleep. San Miguel, a beautiful verdurous sanctum in the middle of the Atlantic, where sweet and simple people are outnumbered and surrounded by way, way too many cows. For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to www.williamthomas.ca.


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dancing, and lots of laughs! HoliMont will be open to the public all day, though part of the resort will be reserved for the ladies.

For the Adaptive Skier The HoliMont Snowsports School’s Adaptive Program is hosting the annual Phoenix “Rise to the Challenge Race” and Awareness Day, this Saturday, Feb. 8. The event attracts adaptive competitors of all ages to enjoy a day of spirited competition on the slopes. The event is open to the public and begins in the morning, with an awards ceremony mid-afternoon.

For the Men Friday, Feb. 7 is Men’s Day at HoliMont. Male resort members and their guests will have the run of a part of the resort for skiing, boarding and a variety of indoor games including foosball, air hockey and darts. HoliMont will be open to the public all day, but the guys get their special spot for socializing and friendly competition.

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February and March are the busiest months of the season for competitions all over the east, and kids in every age group on HoliMont’s and Holiday Valley’s teams are gearing up for their moments of glory. Whether you’re partici-pating or are a fan, you’ll want to get to HoliMont for the USSA Snowboard Race on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. Then, on Feb. 22 and 23, HoliMont will be hosting the FLITE Cup, a USSA-sanctioned event that will bring in freestyle teams of athletes ages 7-14 from New York, Pennsylvania and beyond to show off their aerial tricks.

For Everybody Holiday Valley is hosting the U14 State Championships on March 1-2. Then, on March 15, the resort is hosting a Quarterpipe Competition. During the area school’s Winter Break, from Feb.

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15-22, HoliMont will be hosting lots of activities for kids, including games and contests with fun prizes. On Feb. 28, join with friends from The City Garage Ski Shop and head to Holiday Valley for Telestock, a day of telemark demos, clinics and a cookout on the Champagne Sundeck. Call (716) 699-2054. Get ready for Tele-Fest on March 7 when HoliMont’s tele crew will provide a fun day of free heeling, clinics, demos and socializing. Open to the public. Call HoliMont at (716) 699-2320 to register. Race on a real On March 23, there’s the always electrifying Northwind Super G. super-G course on Northwind at Holiday Valley. Racers of all ages can participate. Check your speed in the radar trap. Helmets required … speed suits optional! Parent signature required. Visit www.holidayvalley.com.

Aspire of WNY, a non-profit organization that provides support programs and services to children and adults with disabilities, is holding its inaugural Ski the Valley event on the slopes of Holiday Valley and at the HV Tubing Park on Sunday, Feb. 9 from noon–6 p.m. Adaptive ski lessons, discounted tubing and lift tickets and a sumptuous Italian banquet are in store for participants. For more information, call (716) 5055514 or visit www.aspirewny.org. Feb. 15 is the sixth annual Boarding for Breast Cancer event sponsored by Holiday Valley and The Boardroom. Activities in the name of breast cancer awareness include special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women snowboarders and skiers, local shop demos, a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and Chinese auctions, and an awards reception party. For more information, visit www.holidayvalley.com. Feb. 22 is the Penguin Paddle, a crazy-fun event that benefits Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program. Participants of all ages and abilities will enjoy a cookout at Yodeler Lodge and an auction, and participate in penguin-style belly sledding races. For more information, visit www.holidayvalley.com. HoliMont is hosting Ski Day for United Way on March 6. One price gets participants a lift ticket, event T-shirt, breakfast, lunch and more, to benefit the United Way of Cattaraugus County. This event is open to the public. Register at www.uwcattco.org.


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Yodeler Lodge features a retail shop, the Marketplace CafÊ and two bars. It’s located in the heart of the Valley, right at the base of the Yodeler Quad chair.

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Feb. 15 Boarding for Breast Cancer

Together with The Boardroom, the sixth annual B4BC board-a-thon will be held on February 15, 2014. Activities in the name of breast cancer awareness will include special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women snowboarders and skiers, local shop demos, a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and Chinese auctions and an awards reception party. Proceeds from Holiday Valley’s B4BC event will go to the Buffalo area’s Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days and Boarding for Breast Cancer Awareness Programs. A BIG thank you to our sponsors...For the THIRD YEAR, the SKM Group integrated marketing communications agency and for the SECOND YEAR, i-Evolve Technology Services, If your company or group would like to be a part of the event please click here for sponsorship information, and thank you! Fundraising Goal for 2014..$20,000. Our first 5 years have raised a total of almost $55,000, and with your help we know we can do this!

Event Schedule February 15, 2014 B4BC Clinic: 8:30-10:30 Registration in the Birdie Room, top floor Holiday Valley Lodge 10:30 Women’s Clinics: Freeride, Park and Learn to Ride. Meet in the Birdie Room. 12:00 Silent Auction Begins in the Birdie Room 12:30 Tribute Ride Down Mardi Gras. Register at Mt. Warming Hut at noon. $10 donation. 1:00 Breast Trick Contest in 42/78 Park at Foxfire 3:30 Awards, Reception and Auction in the Birdie Room, upstairs Holiday Valley Lodge

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Enjoy a change of pace and try snowshoeing or cross country skiing at Holiday Valley. Both cross country skis and snowshoes are available for rent for $17 at Holiday Valley’s rental shop, and use of the trails is free. A two ride cross country ticket is also available for purchase to take you to the top of Holiday Valley where you can ski the ridgeline from Cindy’s to Spruce Lake, about 3 miles one way.

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Long Leg, Short Leg By Ron Kubicki, Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School From printed and video educational material of Professional Snowsports Instructors of America/ American Association of Snowboard instructors

OK, I am not speaking about any of the minor deformities we all carry; we know which of our ears is larger than the other. I am talking about managing pressure on your skis throughout a parallel turn. We all know in the turn that the outside ski is the dominant ski, meaning it carries the most pressure and determines the size and shape of the turn. This does not mean your inside leg is just along for the ride, it also enhances the turn by you managing pressure and edging on it as well. But one leg has to be “shorter” than the other — actually one knee is flexed more than the other, which makes the other one “longer.” It is commonly thought that the American ski technique is based on the GS turn. The dynamic, highly controlled turns of a giant slalom racer like Ted Ligety. These turns are often done at speeds in excess of 50 mph yet they need to be controlled and precise. Take a look at a picture of Ted in the middle of his turn; his hip is close to the ground, both skis are up on powerful edges, feet separated — but take a look at his legs. His

outside leg is flexed and holding a high edge the same edge as his inside leg, but yet look at how much shorter than inside leg is — actually his knee is just flexed more than the outside. Long leg, short leg. Were he to straighten the inside leg — make it longer — he would put more pressure on the inside ski, less to the outside. Conversely, were he to bend his inside knee more, less pressure would be placed on the inside ski and more to the outside. These are very subtle yet effective actions to manage pressure and edging of skis in high-speed turns. How do you do that in such a dynamic situation as a highspeed parallel turn? You need to practice. Go find an open wide slope and practice this yourself. Establish a rhythm of medium-sized fast turns and play with this as you are in your turns. Practice beginning your turn by extending your outside

leg — long leg. Feel the strong engagement of that outside ski, actually the “inside” edge of the “outside” ski, but that is “ski instructor tech talk.” Keep your outside leg flexed. Never straighten that leg or you will be sitting in the “back seat” and out of control. Now flex — “shorten” — your inside leg. Feel that outside ski engage even more? Do this in different parts of the turn. Begin your turn by allowing your inside leg to flex, or start it with a lengthening of the outside leg. Flex and extend one or the other in various parts of your turns to get a sense of the dramatic changes a small adjustment can make. Remember to maintain a comfortable athletic stance with your feet comfortably separated. You ski with both skis independently and this exercise will help enhance that awareness in your skiing Skiing is athletic and dynamic, but often it is the subtle and minor adjustments that set the skilled advanced skier apart. A certified ski instructor has many more of these tidbits to share to enhance to performance of high-end skiers. Improve your “game.” Take a coaching session with a PSIA/AASI certified pro!

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Home Mountain and Killington Events BY STAN PAWLIK

This past weekend was busy for the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team. Holiday Valley hosted a very successful event, which had a mogul event on Saturday and two slopestyle events on Sunday. The “B” team had a great weekend and took advantage of skiing on their home mountain. The “A” team travelled to Killington, Vt., for a mogul event Saturday and a dual mogul event on Sunday. In the mogul competition, Morghan Socha led the way for the girls finishing 3rd overall and 2nd in the F4 division, while Liz JacobsonCoolidge also finished in the top 10 with a 7th overall place, which earned her 2nd in the F3 division. Four boys had top 10 finishes overall led by Quinn Rifkin in 2nd, Bryce Butler 3rd, Sam Capizzi 5th and Rick Oberholzer 10th. In their age groups, Quinn took the win (M3) with Sam in 2nd. In slopestyle, Holiday Valley

girls dominated with six girls in the top 10 for both events. Leading the way was Morghan Socha with the overall win in the first event and a 2nd overall in the afternoon. Top 10 finishes were also earned by Hayley Saunders (5th in both events), Jordana Parliament (6th in both events), Kaitlyn McGuire (7th in both events), Lauryn Socha (7th and 8th) and Brooke Butler (10th in both events). Age group wins went to Hayley (F2) and Jordana (F5). The boys had a good day as well with Bryce Butler (M4) taking a 2nd and 3rd,

Sam Capizzi (M3) 3rd, and Nick Hess (M4) 3rd. In the M6 division, Bennett Socha won both events with Matt LaRusch finishing 2nd in both. In the mogul event at Killington on Saturday, Feb. 1, Macy Putman had a 5th place finish while Nick and Matt DiDonato just missed out on the top 10, finishing in 11th and 12th, respectively. Sunday proved to be a tough day for the HV team. All three girls took hard falls with both Emily Hutchings and Macy Putman needing ski patrol assistance to take them down by toboggan. Emily Pawlik also crashed hard and took some time getting up before she was able to ski the rest of her run. For the boys, Rylan Evans was eliminated in the first round while Nick and Matt DiDonato were eliminated in the second round. The team will be competing in two aerial events this upcoming weekend at Buffalo Ski Club.

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Aspire’s ‘Ski the Valley’ Open to All Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Primary Care Center Welcomes Patients from Springville Primary Care! Lisette D’Eon, MD Timothy Siepel, MD Edwin Heidelberger, MD, PhD Laurie Brown-Croyts, NP Tina Vandermeer-Gatti, NP James Urgo, NP all are accepting new patients For Appointments (716) 592-8140

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Feb. 9 Fundraiser for WNY Children and Adults with Disabilities Ellicottville, N.Y. – Aspire of WNY is proud to celebrate a new partnership with Holiday Valley Resort by announcing their inaugural Ski the Valley event, presented by Independent Health. While this fundraiser to benefit children and adults with disabilities features activities for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, there are activities available for everyone who attends. Tubing, live music, a basket raffle and a meal in a private room at the Main Lodge will be offered. Ski and snowboarding lessons and equipment rentals are also provided, making this a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the sport. Aspire’s inaugural Ski the Valley event happens on Sunday, Feb. 9, noon to 6 p.m.,

at Holiday Valley Resort, The Main Lodge, 6557 Holiday Valley Rd., Ellicottville, NY 14731. Registration begins at 11 a.m. in the Main Lodge. Discount lodging is available at Holiday Valley Inn and Tamarack Lodge for attendees who want to stay for the weekend or just for Sunday night. Please contact Holiday Valley for reservations at 1-800-323-0020 and mention Aspire of WNY. Ski lift and tubing packages both include a meal ticket, or for those not planning to enjoy the slopes, meal tickets are available for separate purchase. “We’ve had a winter event for several years at another location,” explained Michael Holley, Aspire’s vice president of development. “It’s been great to see so many families

participate, and we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to move the event to Western New York’s premier ski and snowboarding venue this year.” Ticket information for Ski the Valley is available by contacting Megan Babirad, special events coordinator for Aspire at (716) 505-5514 or by email at Megan.Babirad@ aspirewny.org. For pricing information, visit the Aspire of WNY website at www.aspirewny.org. Aspire of WNY provides programs and services for adults and children with developmental disabilities including, but not limited to: cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, autism, traumatic brain injury and other neurological impairments. Visit www.aspirewny.org.

Griffis Sculpture Park Hosts Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Feb. 15 By Alicia Dziak

Why not treat your Valentine to a romantic post-holiday date, or gather up some friends for some mid-winter cheer? The Moonlight Snowshoe Tour is a perfect way to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise, and enjoy fabulous fare under the dazzling February sky, all while learning about and supporting one of the gems of the Enchanted Mountains. On Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, Griffis Sculpture Park will host its 14th annual Moonlight Snowshoe Tour from 5 to 8 p.m. The event combines a guided tour of the park, snowshoe rentals from the City Garage, chili from Balloons Restaurant, and live music by Pine Fever. Ticket prices also include cookies, snacks, beer and wine. Proceeds benefit the Ashford Hollow Foundation (AHF),

which operates the Griffis Sculpture Park, and will go toward general upkeep of the park. “We anticipate approximately 50-75 people for this event — usually a great mix of repeat snowshoers and first-time attendees, making it a great event year after year,” said Nila Griffis, executive director of Griffis Sculpture Park. “We usually do two or three tours, one being for the more adventurous and going to the top of the hill, and the others being geared towards a more novice or intermediate snowshoer where we stay on the trails close to the house.” Tours will be led by Mark Griffis, Damien Griffis and other AHF staff, giving guests a unique opportunity to learn about the sculptures and the artists behind the sculptures,

which are sprinkled throughout the trails. At the conclusion of the tour, guests can enjoy the party at the gatehouse, the large house located up the hill from the parking lot. “There is usually a large bonfire outside, and the band, food and party take place inside,” explained Melanie Griffis, AHF volunteer. Cost for this fun-filled event is $50 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (716) 667-2808 or online at www.griffispark.org. The Moonlight Snowshoe Tour will be held at the Mill Valley Road Site of the park. Guests can park in the lot and walk up to the park gatehouse, where they can check in and get their snowshoes. For more information, visit www.griffispark.org.

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Art Roscoe Loppet XC Ski Race Feb. 16 On Feb. 16, the Annual Art Roscoe Loppet XC Ski Race turns Allegany State Park into a mecca of all that is XC! Starting and finishing at the Summit Ski Area in Red House, the Loppet draws skiers from several states to the rolling trails of the Art Roscoe Trail System. First timer or seasoned pro, the park’s trails feature miles of picturesque challenges, and due to its high elevation, often boasts a tremendous base and excellent conditions based on even a few inches of fresh snow.

Race organizers work closely with park staff to groom and set track for a fun, safe and challenging day of racing. 6K, 13K & 22K course options feature a distance for all levels of skiers in a classic ski format. A fun post-race party, lunch, door prizes and awards ceremony round out one of the most visible days of skiing in Western New York! The Art Roscoe Loppet helps support the Allegany Nordic Ski Patrol. Awards go to overall male

and female in each distance and the top five in each distance. Pre-register or come down day-of to sign up. Preregistrants receive a custom Loppet Bumper Sticker! Registration opens at the Summit Ski Area Lodge in the Red House area of the Park at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, with races beginning at 9:30 a.m. Rentals are available at the park’s Summit Area ski lodge, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.heartrateup.com.

University’s VITA Program to Again Offer Free Tax Services Located at Olean United Way office through April 4, 2014 St. Bonaventure University accounting students are setting up for the 11th year of offering free tax services to qualifying taxpayers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program operates out of the United Way office at 807 W. State St., Olean, next to NAPA Auto Parts and across the street from Raymour & Flanigan. St. Bonaventure University’s VITA program officially opens its tax preparation site at the Olean United Way office on Monday, Jan. 27. The office will remain open until April 4. Operating days are Monday through Saturday, with morning, afternoon, and evening appointment times available. The St. Bonaventure VITA site is an innovative, highvolume program that operates on an appointment basis, and has the capacity to prepare over 100 tax returns per week during “tax season” 2014. The St. Bonaventure volunteers are trained not only to prepare high quality tax returns, but also to explain the tax return to the taxpayer and to answer the taxpayer’s

questions. Interested persons are encouraged to call (716) 373-2534 to see if they qualify and to make an appointment. To qualify for free tax return preparation and electronic filing, Cattaraugus County workers must have a family income of $50,000 or less. Candidates will go through an entrance interview to see whether they qualify for free assistance. Those who qualify must bring a valid picture I.D., Social Security cards, all W-2 forms, and Forms 1099 to their tax preparation appointment. Since 2004, the University’s VITA program has brought federal and state income tax benefits to people with low and moderate incomes by providing free income tax preparation and e-filing. The program focuses on workers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable tax credit available to low- and moderate-income workers with earned income. In the first 10 years of operation, VITA tax preparer volunteers have contributed 17,000 service hours, and prepared 3,560 tax returns, to help Cattaraugus County

residents earn more than $5.5 million in tax refunds. Accounting majors, alumni, and faculty from St. Bonaventure University volunteer to make the program possible under the leadership of Dr. Susan Anders, professor of accounting and site coordinator for the VITA program. Volunteer tax preparers engage in many hours of training and must pass rigorous IRS certification tests. All volunteer tax preparers are certified at the advanced level or higher. The St. Bonaventure VITA program operates in partnership with the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services and the United Way of Cattaraugus County, which provide resources for the activity. St. Bonaventure accounting students, along with experienced alumni, faculty and friends of the university, screen clients, book appointments, and provide free tax return preparation and e-filing. For more information, contact SBU’s VITA program at (716) 373-2534, or visit www.irs.gov.

Simply Food: VALENTINE’S DAY BEEF SHANK STEW By Liz Bares

Here’s a hearty meal for your meat-and-potatoes guy. Beef shanks are hard to come by right off the shelf. However, if you ask nicely at the butcher shop inside Tops in Olean, they will cut you some! Add some crusty bread, a salad and a nice bottle of wine and you’ve got a fancy dinner. To make this an even more substantial meal, you could serve it with smashed potatoes or polenta.

Valentine’s Day Beef Shank Stew 2 to 2 1/2 pounds beef shanks grape seed oil 2 yellow onions, chopped 10-12 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 large stalk celery 1 big sprig of thyme 1 bottle inexpensive red wine 4 cups beef stock 1/2 teaspoon of pepper 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar Directions: 1) Dry your beef shanks with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan, drizzle about a tablespoon of oil. Heat oil until very hot (grape seed is good to use because of its high smoking point) over medium high heat. Then add the shanks. Cook on each side for about 6-8 minutes. The secret here is to make sure your pan is piping hot before you place the shanks in there. You want to make certain you are getting a really good brown (not burnt) crust on each side of the shank. This will make your stew more flavorful. 2) Once your shanks are nicely browned on both sides, place them into your slow cooker. Then turn down the heat on your stove to medium. To the pan, add garlic, onion and celery. Using a wooden spoon, stir the veggies around and cook them about 8-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want the onions and celery to get some color on them. Again, a flavor step. 3) When the veggies are nicely caramelized, put the sprig of thyme and bay leaf into the pan. Add the wine and stock. Then add pepper. Stir everything around very carefully. Use the spoon to try and pick up any browned bits off the bottom of the pan to maximize flavor! Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat. Then lower to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes. 4) Now, carefully pour the hot liquid into the slow cooker with your beef shanks. Add the 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the slow cooker. Put the lid on the cooker and turn to low. Cook for 7-8 hours on low. The beef should be falling off the bone and the marrow should be out of the bone. Stir everything together gently. Take out the bones. The liquid will be a bit thin.

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hidden fort to find out how the clans all tie together — a great lesson in following a trail map and learning about Native American culture in our area. For more information, visit www.holidayvalley.com. Getting out for a hike on foot or on snowshoes, or taking a cross-country ski trek is another great way to enjoy the crisp winter air over the break. Visitors can also explore the trails at Holiday Valley free. A two-ride, cross-country lift ticket is also available for purchase to take you to the top of Holiday Valley, where you can ski the ridgeline from Cindy’s to Spruce Lake. Both snowshoes and crosscountry skis can be rented from Mud Sweat & Gears and The City Garage in the village, as well as from Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Allegany State Park (ASP) also offers miles of trails for these winter activities. The Art Roscoe Ski Area, on the Red House side of the park, offers groomed trails for cross-country skiing, a ski rental shop and a warm place to purchase winter fare. Other non-groomed trails throughout the park are open to foot and snowshoe hikers. For current trail conditions, visit www. alleganynordic.org. ASP is a great place to spend the day, but better yet, reserve a toasty, heated cabin for a couple nights. Pack a sled, some snow gear and your favorite board games and enjoy some winter camping. Campfires are still

allowed in the park this time of year, so be sure to bring some s’more supplies! Hundreds of cabins are available, even on short notice, by visiting ww.reserveamerica.com. Looking for a different kind of winter adventure? Holiday Valley’s Mountain Coaster, located next to the Tannenbaum Lodge, runs Thursdays and Fridays 2–8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 1–8 p.m. when the Tannenbaum lift is operating, and offers the thrill of a coaster combined with a fabulous view of the slopes. Fill up another fun day at the Holiday Valley Tubing Company, with several lanes for speedy downhill tubing and a towrope to pull you back up. The tubing park also offers a new ice skating rink. Special break week hours are as follows: Monday, Feb. 17, noon to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4-9 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 19, 4–9 p.m.; Thursday Feb. 20, 4–9 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 21, 4–9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22, noon 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 23, noon to 9 p.m. Ice skating is also available at the William O. Smith Rec Center indoor rink in Olean, and only costs $2 for children, $4 for adults, and $2 for each rental of skates. Open skating is available Fridays 6-8 p.m., Saturdays 1:30-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Sundays 1:30-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. With a little planning, another unique adventure awaits. Misty Ridge Carriages in Zoar Valley

offers sleigh rides, taking travelers through the fields and woods and along the gorge. The sleigh also stops at a rustic cabin for refreshments. For more information, visit www. mistyridgecarriage.com. The Crosspatch Horse Ranch also offers sleigh rides as long as the weather permits. For more information, visitwww. thecrosspatch.com. There are days when you just feel like being indoors, and when that happens, check out EVL Bowling. Enjoy some of Tim and Bonnie’s delicious pizza and subs, and get in a few games with the kids. In addition to bowling, patrons can enjoy a variety of new arcade games and a photo booth, complete with props, for hours of entertainment. Some kids prefer mental activity to physical activity, and for those kids, the new ArtVenture art camp classes at the Ellicottville Library and Cattaraugus County Arts Council studio in Allegany are a great option. For only $65, students can sign up for weeklong classes over winter break week, introducing students to a variety of mediums and covering a wide range of techniques. For locations and details, call (716) 372-7455 or visit www.myartscouncil.net. Get out of the house over the break and take advantage of all this area has to offer during the winter. With so many fun activities in and around Ellicottville, the break will be anything but boring!

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to serve our clients after I retire. All the best practices I researched recommend that companies prepare for succession while the principal is still active.” Mark, who has no plans to retire any time soon, did not want to just sell the business outright, so bringing on partners made the most sense. Both Jake and Caleb have been on the MDA staff for several years and have been groomed to take on more and more challenging projects, but in order to become partners, they had to become licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.), which takes a lot of time. As Alianello explained, after getting a bachelor’s degree, engineers must pass a Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Then they apprentice for four to six years. Next, they must complete a complicated application that involves documenting and describing every project they’ve ever worked on with the goal of proving that they have gained enough experience to sit for the eight-hour P.E. exam, called the Principles and Practices of Engineering. Passing this exam is required before engineers can become registered in their states and is the credential needed in order to be able to officially stamp or sign engineering drawings and calculations. Jake and Caleb, who met

during their freshman year at Geneva College where they were studying for Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering, have been working toward that goal ever since graduation in 2007. After college, Caleb moved back to his home state of Ohio and took an apprenticeship with a firm outside of Cleveland. After a year in that position, Mark called and offered him a job in Ellicottville. “I jumped at the chance to learn from Mark and to live in a more rural environment similar to where I grew up,” Caleb said. “Plus, I knew Jake planned to come back to the area as soon as he could.” Meanwhile, Jake had taken a job with the land development department of a large engineering firm in RaleighDurham, NC, while his wife was in graduate school for occupational therapy at UNCChapel Hill. They moved back to the area in 2009 and Jake started right in with his father’s firm. “It has always been my dream and plan to work with my dad,” Jake said. “I’m so fortunate to be back in Western New York near my family and friends and working in a job I love.” As soon as both were licensed (Caleb in 2012 and Jake in 2013), Mark made it official and offered them the opportunity to become

partners, effective Jan. 1, 2014. MDA Consulting Engineers is well known to those who live and work in Ellicottville. As the Town of Ellicottville’s engineer, Mark has been working on area projects for more than 20 years. He works closely with the Planning Board and Town Board on land development, water and sewer projects, roads and policy matters. He also has been instrumental in establishing policies and procedures for the town. Beyond his role in that capacity, Mark has been responsible for all business development, technical quality, professional development and project management for MDA Consulting Engineers and works with many other municipal governments and agencies, developers, private businesses and individuals. With the addition of Jake and Caleb, the firm is now positioned for future growth. Both are working with municipalities around the county on several major water, sewer and site plan projects and, as their experience grows, so will their ability to take the lead on projects large and small. Jake said he probably has the toughest task ahead. He said, “I have to learn to call Dad ‘Mark’ when we’re with clients. That’s going to take some getting used to.”

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This sweet fella hasn’t had the best life. His dad died and mom took him and the other dogs and locked them in the backyard in a kennel. Shaemus was once a house dog and a member of the family but for a long time after his dads passing he had been neglected, afraid, cold and confused. He was used to living with other dogs but Shaemus had never lived with cats and we are finding that he will try to chase them and go after them. So a home without cats is required for him. He may do ok with another large dog. Shaemus is 4 years old and he has been fully vetted. Shaemus needs a chance, he needs love, hope and someone to love. He is a strong dog so he needs someone with some experience in handling dogs. With a little bit of work Shaemus will be back to his old self and will make an excellent companion in the right situation. Email us at empirerescue@gmail.com if you are interested in adopting! www.empire.petfinder.com.

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AMSOIL Championship Snocross Racing Returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Feb. 7-8 SALAMANCA, N.Y. — AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram — the world’s premier professional snowmobile racing circuit — returns to the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel for two days/nights of high octane racing action, Feb. 7-8, with the running of the Seneca Allegany Air Force Snocross! Some of AMSOIL Championship Snocross’ tightest racing quarters of the eight-round season, Seneca Allegany provides a unique setting for the world’s premier snowmobile racing series. Fans that pack the casino parking lot grounds and grandstands will witness a grueling gladiatoriallike battle of man and snow machine the likes of which will have them on their feet for much of the main event. “Seneca Allegany is one of two stops of our eightround tour that’s much like a NASCAR bullring-style race. Tight quarters, bar-to-bar racing action, bumping and banging — it’s rough on our racers, but especially thrilling for the fans in attendance,” said Carl Schubitzke, ACS president/race director. “The track provides amazing action, and is located in a new area on the casino grounds where there’s not a seat in the house where you can’t see all action taking place from one end of the track to the other.” So far this season, Tucker Hibbert (Monster Energy/ Arctic Cat) has been untouchable in the premier Pro Open class, sweeping first place at both the Duluth opener and again this past weekend in Bessemer, Mich., at Blackjack Ski Resort. Other Pro Open racers to keep an eye on include Arctic Cat racers Cody Thomsen and Logan Christian, along with Ross Martin and

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Kody Kamm and New York’s Jake Scott — all on Polaris sleds. Again this year multiple AMSOIL Championship Snocross classes — from kids and top area amateur snowmobile racers to women and the pros — will rush around the Seneca Allegany oval circuit, flying over manmade jumps that send the 400-pound sleds hurtling well over 100 feet through the air. High speeds and shoulder-toshoulder racing action creates a snow machine racing spectacle the likes of which will draw fans from all over the region, creating an economic windfall for the city of Salamanca and its businesses! Who: World’s top snowmobile racers What: Round Five/Races Nine and Ten of 2013-‘14 AMSOIL Championship Snocross When: Feb. 7-8 Times: Gates open at noon on Friday, 8 a.m. on Saturday Where: Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Salamanca, N.Y. Tickets: Single-day tickets are $25. Two-day tickets are $30. Special rates for kids! For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: http:// www.senecaalleganycasino. com/. 2013-14 AMSOIL

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men and women. To put a dollar figure on the situation, the CDC estimates that cardiovascular disease “costs the United States $312.6 billion each year. This includes the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity. These conditions also are leading causes of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities.” But, says the CDC, despite these alarming facts, heart disease is treatable and preventable. Indeed, our risk for developing heart problems can be significantly reduced with a few lifestyle changes. In addition to quitting smoking, cardiologist Thomas P. Smith, M.D., says the top three lifestyle changes that lead to better heart health are: 1) keeping a healthy weight, 2) eating a healthy diet, and 3) getting regular exercise. Keeping your weight in the normal range is the most important thing anyone can do to reduce their risk for heart disease, as well as for diabetes and other chronic diseases, says Dr. Smith, who is affiliated with Catholic Health Services of Buffalo and heads Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s Heart Center. Too much body weight strains your body’s organs and forces them to work harder at what they do. Simply stated, people are overweight because they eat too much and exercise too little, says Dr. Smith. This is why cutting calories is at the top of his list of strategies for people who need to lose weight. “Most of the popular diet programs are successful for many people, but only for the short term. Once they go off the

Symptoms of Heart Attack The five major symptoms of a heart attack are: • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back • Feeling weak, lightheaded or faint • Chest pain or discomfort • Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder • Shortness of breath If you think that you or someone you’re with is having a heart attack, don’t hesitate. Call 911 immediately. Source: Centers for Disease Control

diet, they go back to their old ways and start gaining weight again. The most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is to reduce caloric intake.” A proven way to do that is to eat more fruits and vegetables, which are packed with essential vitamins, fiber and healthful proteins. But, he adds, avoiding saturated fats — which are pervasive in the American diet — and reducing consumption of starches and carbohydrates is just as important as increasing your fruit and vegetable intake. “Studies show that in many parts of the world, such as most Asian and African cultures, heart disease is rare because saturated fats and carbohydrates aren’t part of the regular diet and fruits and vegetables are,” says Dr. Smith. In Europe, the incidence of obesity and diabetes (both risk factors for heart disease) are much lower because people eat smaller portions and, therefore,

fewer calories. “In the U.S., we’re eating too many over-produced foods with added fats, salt and sugars that are bad for our hearts and weight control. Plus, we eat at restaurants that serve meals in portions equivalent to three or four meals worth of calories. It’s no wonder there’s an obesity epidemic in the U.S.” Dr. Smith recommends a Mediterranean-style diet that is rich in protein from fish, lean meats, eggs and low-fat dairy products, along with fiber and nutrients from lots of vegetables and fruits. He says, “I’ve found this is one of the easiest diet types for Americans to adopt.” To help you avoid temptation, it might also help to try to look at food in a different way. For many people, food becomes a way to pass time, or find satisfaction or take comfort. But Dr. Smith says that “people should eat to live, not live to eat.” Exercise is the other critical piece of the heart health picture. Dr. Smith says that adequate exercise is anything that gets your heart rate up for 30 minutes at least four times per week. “The best exercise regimen includes light weight lifting, stretching and aerobic activity,” he explained. Aside from the physical health benefits of exercise, people often experience a “runners high” from exercising, which improves their moods. Dr. Smith pointed out, “It just feels good.” During February, the CDC is providing a tip a day to help you on the path toward a healthier heart. Visit www.cdc. gov/features/heartmonth.

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Checks can be mailed to Dave Jones, Box 701, Ellicottville, NY 14731. The Sunshine Boys, a group of skiers Ken organized prior to the 700 Club, are also helping to sponsor the event. A $7 donation is asked from anyone wishing to take advantage of the large buffet prepared by The Depot (Vicky and Moose Brown, Ken’s son and daughter-in-law). “Of course your favorite appetizer or dessert is always a welcome addition to the menu,” said Dave. Each year, there is a 50-50 draw as well as a live auction held around 2 p.m. with auctioneer Bob McCarthy. Quality items to be auctioned include bottles of wine, ski clothing, ski passes, gift certificates, local art, gift baskets and much more. These items are all donated by the generous community, individuals, retail businesses, restaurants, local artists, and woodcrafters, to name a few. “Donations for the auction are welcome from anyone who wishes to support the event this way,” said Ollie Hazard. Call steering committee members, Les Fox at (716) 945-1176 or Ollie Hazard at (716) 699-4091 for pickup information. Myriads of memories of Ken are fondly shared over and over again at the Ken Brown 700 Club fundraiser, reunions

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Use Muscle Science to Create ‘Cuts’

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No matter how much some people exercise, visible muscle definition escapes them, and they simply cannot get the kind of defined “cuts” that they seek, nor shed that layer of subcutaneous water beneath their skin. So what gives? Unfortunately, those elusive cuts spring up only after a variety of factors are in place, including optimal body composition, correct training and balanced nutrition for fat loss. What many people miss is that the appearance of toned muscle is more a result of diet than exercise. Even for someone whose body fat percentage is normal or even low? For women, this will most likely be 20 percent, and for men, below 15 percent. Reducing overall body fat through consistent fat loss exercise and correct nutrition will get your physique in the ballpark where visible muscle separation and tone are possible, but from there, it is all about the details. Read on to see what I mean … Have you ever chopped down a tree with an oldfashioned axe? Or played a contact sport that involved all-

out effort imposed on an object that was being pushed back at you (wrestling, football, martial arts)? In these types of movements, you will spend periods of time in both the aerobic and anaerobic zones. This is referred to as metabolic conditioning, and it occurs when the trainee moves up and gets down, explodes through a set of squats, hits the floor for a maxed out set of pushup and then blasts though a one minute cardio burst — all with very little rest in between. The benefit to metabolic conditioning is that the trainee will burn the maximum amount of calories (specifically fat calories) possible during a workout. This is because metabolic conditioning activates three major energy systems: phosphagen (for explosive movements lasting seconds), glycolytic (essentially anaerobic metabolism) and oxidative (essentially aerobic metabolism). This hormonal cascade is released under very high intensities, be it heavy weights or exhaustive sprinting or jumping. All these factors should be included and combined with shorter rest periods that are just long enough to recover and generate the same intensity again. Another key hormone is lactate or lactic acid. The major signal sent by lactate during exercise is an adaption signal. Lactate has three major functions: as an alternate fuel source, to increase mitochondrial generation (the energy factories in cells) and

to stimulate release of growth promoting hormones. Putting it Together Breathless. You must pant for breath in a metabolic workout. If you can talk, you are not working hard enough. Burning. You must reach metabolic failure. This is the term we use to describe the need to stop because of an intense burn in the muscles, not necessarily because the weights are too heavy. This is directly related to lactate generation and how much growth hormone a trainee will generate. Heavy. Without incorporating heavy-weighted movements into the workout, you’re missing it. Heavy barbell squats, bench presses and maximal deadlifts are key. This is what we call mechanical failure and it’s all about type II muscle fibers. Heavy weight triggers HGH and testosterone. Heat. If you are not sweating, your body is not getting hot enough. If you are not sweating in a workout, you’re missing the heat effect. The unique hormonal response of this type of exercise is what drives the results, not calories. Also, you must know that true metabolic conditioning is individualized. Everyone’s sweet spot is different. This is why onesize-fits-all programs are not as effective. In order to get the proper response, people should rest just long enough to push hard a second time. This rest-based approach allows tailored metabolic conditioning for all fitness levels.

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Discover Ellicottville’s best-kept secret and you will find … The Nannen Arboretum, 8 acres of tranquility and awe-inspiring beauty. • A place to meander, perhaps with a dog or two. • A place to teach a son or grandchild to fish. • A place to cross-country ski or snowshoe when it’s a winter wonderland. • A place to walk under an arbor of flowering crab apple trees and to take time to smell the fragrance that envelops you. • A place just to sit and embrace the silence. • A place that has over 200 trees and shrubs, an herb garden with 13 beds showing off a variety of herbs not seen anywhere else in this region known as the Enchanted Mountains. • A place that has a replica of a 500-year-old Japanese Stone Garden, a perennial flower garden, and two nature study halls ideal for weddings and other celebrations. • A place for strolling. Stroll around Lake Nipponica and see how many huge, grass-eating carp are sunning themselves or swimming just below the surface of the lake. • A place for all seasons. • A place for you to discover. • A place open year round, every day from dawn to dusk, and it costs not a single penny! So come and visit us at 28 Parkside Dr., Ellicottville, NY, 14731, behind the new Town Center and you will have found Ellicottville’s best kept secret, a place we call the “Jewel in the Crown of Ellicottville,” The Nannen Arboretum.

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where members strive to emulate Ken’s generosity. “Ken Brown loved people and always did what he could to help out others less fortunate, from literally giving his jacket to someone on the street, to staging events for the enjoyment of his friends,” said Ollie Hazard. For some organizations, fundraisers are the principal way the Ken Brown 700 Club acquires funds to carry on their mission. While fundraisers abound in Ellicottville, they are always a fun way to support local groups such as

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the food pantry, the Alley Katz, Ellicottville Family Charities, Project Christmas, Almost Home Animal Sanctuary, the Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail, local individuals’ medical expenses and so many more worthy causes. “The club’s only purpose is summed up in its motto: ‘Help Us Help Others,’” said Don Ames, member of the steering committee. “The festivities start at noon, with food and beverages, greetings and chats with old friends and new, and all are invited to come and join in the fun.”

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Random Facts: Did You Know?

The United States has hosted the Winter Olympics four times; 1932 in Lake Placid, 1960 in Squaw Valley, 1980 in Lake Placid, and 2000 in Salt Lake City. The 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games will be the first time that the Russian Federation have hosted the Winter Games. The Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.


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Friday, February 7 4:30PM Boys Modified Basketball @ Cattaraugus-Little Valley 6:00PM Boys JV Basketball @ Pine Valley 7:30PM Boys Varsity Basketball @ Pine Valley

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Tuesday February 11 6:00PM Boys JV Basketball @ West Valley 7:30PM Boys Varsity Basketball @ West Valley Wednesday February 12 5:00PM Boys Modified Basketball @ Franklinville 6:00PM Girls JV Basketball @ Franklinville 7:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball @ Franklinville Thursday February 13 6:00PM Boys JV Basketball vs. Franklinville 7:30PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Franklinville

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Friday February 14 6:00PM Girls JV Basketball vs. Cattaraugus-Little Valley 7:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Cattaraugus-Little Valley

Great Valley Senior Group February Meeting The Great Valley Senior Group will be holding their February meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Great Valley Fire Hall. Our group includes the Towns of Great Valley, Salamanca (excluding the city), Humphrey, Ellicottville and Mansfield. Come join us around noon

and visit with your friends. We will be having a potluck luncheon at 1 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. Following the luncheon, we will have our meeting. The Travel Committee has compiled a selection of possible trips that we will be voting on for this

year. Due to the extremely cold weather and the low attendance at last month’s meeting, the installation of officers was postponed until this month. If you have any questions, please call Yvonne Darts at (716) 945-3279.

Hands-on Pottery Class Starts This Weekend By Courtney Mealy

Is learning to use a pottery wheel on your bucket list? Area residents who are interested in delving into the world of ceramic art are in for a treat with an excellent class for both beginners and advanced students. The class begins this Saturday, February 8 and will be held at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council in Allegany. Renowned ceramic artists, Peter Jones, will teach this special session of Pottery for the People that will meet weekly on Saturday evenings from 6-8pm. Beginning on February 8th, this fiveweek class will cover all aspects of working with clay including glazing and firing. Students will leave with a solid understanding of hand

building, slab work, and wheel throwing techniques. The cost of the class is $110 for arts council members and $120 for non members. Pottery for the People is an excellent opportunity for both beginner students as well as those with prior experience working with clay. Instruction will be tailored to the needs of each individual student. Patti Rosenswie, past participant in Jones’ class commented, “Peter Jones was excellent and

class was wonderful! I learned so much in the first hour and it continued from there.” For more information or to register for classes, please call 716-372-7455 or visit www.myartscouncil. net. All classes will be held at CCAC’s studio at 100 West Main Street, Allegany NY 14706. The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) that has been improving quality of life in the Cattaraugus County region for over 15 years with quality arts programs and services. CCAC is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and by members and business sponsors. For more information on CCAC or for information on supporting the arts, see www.myartscouncil. net.

Salamanca Garden Club to Meet Feb. 10 The Salamanca Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday. Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the United Congregational Methodist Church on Broad Street in Salamanca. Tim Baird, retired science teacher

and avid bird enthusiast will be presenting the evening’s program entitled “Birds in Winter.” Mr. Baird will also provide some very interesting information on our local

geological history and how that history affects the present conditions in Cattaraugus County. Any questions can be directed to Nan Miller at (716) 244-0695.

Pancake Breakfast

Cattaraugus/Little Valley Class of 2018 will be holding a pancake breakfast and basket raffle on Saturday, February 15th from 8 – 11:00 am in the MS/HS cafeteria. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to make a trip to Washington DC a reality. Tickets will be $6 for presale and $7 at the door.

From the Bookshelf Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library

“The Final Cut”

by Catherine Coulter Scotland Yard’s new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the “minder” of the Crown Jewels for the “Jewel of the Lion” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no exception. Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich don’t hesitate to help Drummond find the cunning international thief known as the Fox. Nonstop action and high stakes intensify as the chase gets deadly. Nicholas Drummond, along with his partner, FBI Special Agent Mike Caine, lay it on the line to retrieve the diamond for Queen and country.

This book is available in book format from the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as an audio book and an eBook using our inter library loan program.

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The Southwestern Youth Association basketball program 3-4 graders won a tough battle to the Salamanca Warriors Green Team, the ECS 5-6 grade team pulled a tough-fought victory over the Warriors. The Ellicottville 5-6 grade girls’ team won their first game over the Salamanca Warriors’ Pink team 22-20. The team was led by Jillian Tomsick, Brooke Eddy, Ainsley Watt, Sadie Boyla and Evelyn Nuzzo. The 5-6 grade boys’ team will be competing in the Hill Warner Memorial Tourney next weekend in Genesee, N.Y. The Ellicottville girls’ varsity basketball team beat back the North Collins girls team on back-to-back nights in Ellicottville and in North Collins. The team was led by Kara Conroy and Marissa Hamilton at home and on the road as well. The team beat back Forestville in Forestville this week as well. The Girls’ Senior Night is on Feb. 14 at ECS. The ECS Sports Booster Club will be

unveiling the girls’ 1000-point scorers’ banner that night. Please come out for this great evening! The girls’ 1000-point scorers are Amy Reed, Kylie Lindell and Janae Hamilton. The boys’ basketball team finished the week 1-1 with a win over North Collins and a home loss to Forestville. The team’s season is winding down and plays a grudge match this Friday night in Pine Valley. The boys are asking their fans and families to make the trek to Cherry Creek for the game. The Eagles Boys’ Senior Night is next Thursday, Feb. 13 and the ECS Sports Booster Club will be unveiling the boys’ 1000 point scorers’ banners that night, and they are hoping the scorers on the banner can make it back for this event. The boys’ scorers are Bob Emke 1958, Kenneth Hinman 1963, Colman Roach 1988, Robert Reed 1992 and Matt Linsler 1996. The Ellicottville modified boys’ basketball team has taken some tough losses this past week to large schools Portville and Allegany/Limestone. The ECS ski team was in action last week. In the men’s giant slalom, Alex Paddock finished 3rd and Lucas Foster finished 7th. In the girls’ slalom, Joran Lyford and Shelby Toth finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, at Kissing Bridge. The next Sports Booster Club meeting is Feb. 17 in the ECS high school cafeteria.

Anyone interested in attending meetings is encouraged to do so. Current members would like to extend many thanks for those who have continued to help in the operation of the concession stand at all basketball games. Parents of the student athletes have helped tremendously at every game, including the selling of 50/50 tickets. Again, thank you to everyone who has helped! Little League baseball and softball will be holding it 2014 organizational meeting in the coming weeks and is looking for volunteer coaches and umpires. If you are interested in coaching a team in the Ellicottville, Little Valley or Cattaraugus area, please contact Todd Palmatier at (716) 244-0964. You can also contact him on the ECLV Facebook page as well.

Class Visits Alpaca Farm BY RAY MANSFIELD, BOCES STUDENT (reprinted from CABOCES.org)

On January 10, 2014, Mrs. Scrivo’s 12:1:1 Job Coach Class visited Sugartown Farm in Ellicottville. Sugartown Farm is an alpaca farm owned by Mr. and Mrs. Herman. Alpaca are an animal from South America and are related to the camel. They have 40 alpacas and breed them to make money. They also sell things that are made from alpacas such as socks, gloves and blankets. They have different color alpaca and white is the most popular because it is easy to dye. Chores are done twice a day on the alpaca farm. Alpacas are cheap to feed. It cost about $200 - $300 to feed an alpaca for a year, compared to a cow or steer, which cost about $800 - $1,000 a year. Sugartown Farm sell their alpacas at auctions, as well as through magazine ads and their website. Selling an alpaca at auction costs $2,000 and it includes transportation, food, bedding, and a place to stay until the auction day for the animal. To buy an alpaca can be expensive depending on the fiber. Alpaca at auction can easily cost $10,000. We had a wonderful time visiting Mr. and Mrs. Herman’s farm and store. If you would like to learn more about alpacas, I would suggest that you visit their website (www. sugartownfarms.com) or stop by.


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February 8 Phoenix Adaptive Ski Race at HoliMont www.holimont.com February 9 Aspire Ski the Valley Skiing, tubing, banquet and raffle to benefit children and adults with disabilities. www.holidayvalley.com February 10-11 Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic at Holiday Valley Led by Lisa Densmore, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer. www.holidayvalley.com February 15 Boarding for Breast Cancer at Holiday Valley 2014 A fun day in the parks to raise awareness of breast cancer. Special park clinic for women, pink ticket fundraiser, demos, rail jam and more. www.holidayvalley.com February 15 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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February 16 2014 Art Roscoe Loppet Classic Cross Country Skiing www.heartrateup.com February 17 ECS Sports Booster Meeting 7-8 pm - high school cafeteria February 17-21 CCAC ArtVenture Camps Held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, Art Camp is your young artists ages 7-10, held from 12:30-1:30p.m. during the week of Feb. 17-21. Call (716) 372-7455 or visit www.myartscouncil.net February 20 Lend Me a Tenor at Springville Center for the Arts www.springvillearts.org

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To allow us to properly remove the snow please park accordingly. Overnight parking is only allowed in designated areas in the Village and Town of Ellicottville. Please abide by the local ordinances so everyone can travel safely and have room to park. Snow storms require immediate snow removal, please move your vehicles daily so the areas can be plowed. Please don’t block sidewalks when parking in driveways. Any questions please inquire at the Police Department located at One West Washington. Local Police Department, Village and Town DPW Department, Supervisor Burrell and Mayor Coolidge.

February 22-23 Sportsman’s Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center www.yorkpennshows.com/ February 28 Holiday Valley’s Telestock Day 2014 Join with friends from the City Garage for telemark demo equipment, clinics and a cookout at the Champagne Sundeck. www.holidayvalley.com March 1-2 Trappers Special Dog Sled Races at Allegany State Park Sled dog teams fcompete on the parks snow covered trails. Quaker Area, Camp Turner. March 1-2 Kandahar Race at HoliMont www.holimont.com March 1 Scout Ski Day at Holiday Valley Special Pricing: 8-hour lift tickets $29, lift and lesson $33, lift lesson and rental $43. Helmet rental $5. 716-699-2345, ext 4406.

February 22 Holiday Valley’s 2014 Penguin Paddle Participants slide down the slope on their belly “penguin style” in a stylish garbage bag. This event raises money for equipment for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program www.holidayvalley.com

March 7 at 7pm Celtic Thunder Fundraiser Ellicottville Town Center Call 716-699-8758 for details and tickets.

Tax Forms – Most of the frequently used NYS tax forms and instruction booklets are now available at the library. Federal forms and instructions will be arriving any day. Night Sky Classes: The Night Sky-7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. The fee for this class is $15 to cover the cost of the planisphere. Let’s Talk Telescopes- This class will meet on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee.

Meteors, Meteorites, Craters And Comets- This class will meet at the library on Wednesday, March 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee. These classes have filled up quickly in past years, so register early. e-Books available at the library – Browse through over 6,800 e-Book titles and download (for free) onto a compatible computer or device. Book Club- meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. The February 12 book is

March 6 Ski Day for United Way at HoliMont www.uwcattco.org

March 7 Tele-Fest at HoliMont www.holimont.com March 8-9 Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival & Mardi Gras 2014 Cookout, parade down Mardi Gras, face painting and fun! www.holidayvalley.com March 8 Ellicottville’s 2014 Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Get your costumes and beads ready for one of the zaniest parades ever. In the heart of the village. www.ellicottvilleny.com March 16 WNY EquiFest Western New York’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering. www.wnyequifest.com March 20-23 Plantasia WNYs Garden and Landscape Show www.plantasiany.com March 22 Holiday Valley’s Spring Pond Skimming Party 2014 Who wouldn’t want to race down a ski slope into an icy pond? Whether you get wet or just watch, it is FUN ! www.holidayvalley.com April 11-13 Greater Olean Area Home Show 716-372-4433 “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. Rare Book Sale- Books are priced $5.00 to $40.00 with values researched from $20.00 to $300.00! Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. www.evml.org– Check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, e-Books and movies.

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Religious Services Holy Name Of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 4pm & 5:30pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Worship Sat 5pm, Sun 10:30am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 9am

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United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am

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Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Mansfield 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 257-9138 Sat 7pm, Sun 10am Grace Bible Baptist, Mansfield 7968 Reed Hill Rd 257-3645 Sun Sch 10am, Sun Worship 11:0am & 6pm Wed Bible study/prayer srv 7pm

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Winter Olympics 101:

Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Ski Jumping and Snowboarding

By Alicia Dziak

The XXII Olympic Winter Games are here, kicking off in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 6 and running through Feb. 23. While the Olympics offer a variety of exciting winter sports, probably none hit closer to home for residents and visitors of Ellicottville than the numerous skiing and snowboarding events. Alpine Skiing Alpine skiing first became part of the Olympics in 1936 and today makes up 10 events: downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super giant, and super combined races, each for men and women. The downhill event features the longest courses with the highest speeds, with skiers covering one distance at a time. In the slalom, the course is marked with flags and gates spaced close together. Athletes must ski two courses, with the sum of their results making up their total time. In the giant slalom, gates are placed farther apart than in the slalom, but not as far apart as in the super-G. The result is the sum of the skier’s times on two different courses. The super giant, better known as the super G, incorporates aspects of both the downhill and the giant slalom, with athletes achieving speeds as high as in the downhill, but on a course on which the gates are placed about the same distance apart as in the giant slalom. Each skier gets one attempt at the course. The super combined incorporates aspects of both the downhill and the slalom. Alpine events are scheduled for Feb. 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, and 22. Freestyle Skiing Olympic freestyle events include mogul skiing (debuting in 1988), aerials (debuting in 1992), ski cross (debuting in 2010), and ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle, both added in 2011 and making their Olympic

debut in this year’s Winter Olympics. The mogul event is a descent down a bumpy slope in which athletes are required to perform two jumps on their way through the course. The aerials event includes a qualifying round and a final round in which athletes complete two special ski jumps each. Skiers are judged on technique for jump takeoff, jump form and landing. Ski cross also includes a qualifying round and a final round, and athletes race individually down a course with turns and obstacles. In the ski halfpipe, athletes perform on a halfpipe slope on freestyle skis, performing various tricks, such as flips and twists, with two runs per athlete in each of the qualifying and final rounds. Ski slopestyle entails athletes performing on a slope with various types of obstacles, such as rails and quarter pipes. This competition follows an elimination format, with two runs in each round. Freestyle events are scheduled for Feb. 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20 and 21. Ski Jumping Ski jumping has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1924, with women competing in the event for the first time this year. Four events make up this discipline: the men’s and women’s individual normal hill competition, the men’s individual large hill competition, and the men’s team competition. The individual normal hill competition features athletes making two jumps from a hill (105 meters), the winner being the one whose total score of both jumps is the highest. The winner is the athlete with the highest total score, based on distances of the jumps. The individual large hill competition is structured the same as the normal hill event,

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but the hill size is 140 meters. The team competition takes place on the large hill, with each member of the fourperson teams jumping, and the combined high scoring team taking home the gold. Ski jumping events are scheduled for Feb. 8, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 17. Snowboarding Snowboarding debuted in the Olympics in 1998, with parallel slalom and slopestyle appearing for the first time this year. Other events making up this discipline are halfpipe, parallel giant slalom and snowboard cross. The halfpipe competition is held on a halfpipe-shaped course, where snowboarders come up over the rim and perform various aerial tricks. In the parallel giant slalom, two athletes compete simultaneously on parallel courses. Winners of the qualifying round advance to the finals and then compete on an elimination basis. Snowboard cross takes place on a course of moguls, obstacles, banks and jumps. Athletes are subject to elimination in qualifying runs, with qualifying round results determining athletes’ places in the final groups. The final group run determines who medals. In the slopestyle event, snowboarders perform on a slope featuring various forms of obstacles. Like its ski event counterpart, snowboarding slopestyle follows an elimination format, with two runs in each round. The parallel slalom features two athletes traversing parallel courses marked with flags. The athlete who covers the distance the fastest while following the course rules is the winner. Snowboarding events are scheduled for Feb. 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19 and 22. Whether you enjoy acrobatics and tricks, or speed and precision, the Olympics’ skiing and snowboarding events offers nonstop excitement. Be sure to tune in on one of the many days these events will be televised to get in on the action! Sources: www.sochi2014. com and www.olympic.org.

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Help Build the EllicottvilleGreat Valley Trail Ellicottville and Great Valley will have a new off-road, multiuse trail in the next few years, creating an easy way to access local businesses, schools, the library, government offices, parks, area resorts and other destinations.

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