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Syrup! Sugar! Suckers! Fluff! If you like maple in any of its many sweet forms, Maple Weekends are for you! Maple Weekends have become a March tradition in WNY since their inception in 1995. This state-wide event features members of the New York State Maple Producers Association inviting families and friends into their sugarhouses to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New York State, Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience. Join area maple farms March 18-19 and 25-26 for sugarhouse tours, samples, activities and much more. Maple Weekends are a chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms. Visitors to Maple Weekend can taste a pure and natural food product at its freshest and in its many forms. Guests will also learn how maple syrup and other maple confections are made, experience the unique family traditions of making maple syrup in New York State, celebrate New York’s first agricultural harvest of the season in a family-friendly environment, meet the producers who annually make New York the second largest maple producing state in the U.S., share in the many ways

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To celebrate the (almost!) end of winter and the ski season, Holiday Valley hosts their annual Pond Skimming this weekend. ON Saturday, March 18, downhill enthusiasts can brave the elements and head down the bottom of the Yodeler slope to skim over an icy cold pond. A pond at Yodeler, you ask? If you’ve never noticed it, that’s because it’s only there for this event. The pond is created from the huge mound of snow used for the Winter Carnival Snowbar. A Snowcat digs the hole, which is then covered with a tarp and the snowmaking system is used to fill it up. Since the water is cold to begin with, and surrounded by snow, the end result is an extra-chilly makeshift pond, perfect for challenging those daredevils as they head down the hill on skis and try to skim across. Pond Skimming, which began in the early

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Mardi Gras King and Queen, Window Decorations, and Parade

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King Travis and Queen Darlene Baugh

What a Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras weekend in Ellicottville! The Junior Bacchus Ball was in full swing at Madigan’s Friday night. The fun continued on the slopes Saturday, moved back to the village Saturday evening and back to the slopes for Sunday! Along the way, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce crowned a king and queen, named winners for the window decoration contest, and had a See Ellicottville Chamber page 4

The Fairgrounds are located less than an hour from Ellicottville, and upcoming events make it worth the drive! On Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, WNY EquiFest 2017, sponsored by the Western Chapter for the New York State Horse Council,

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The Hamburg Fairgounds isn’t just for the summer’s Erie County Fair. This 265-acre facility hosts a range of events and activities all year long, and there’s plenty to do, even during these last few weeks of winter.

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Allegany State Park, just a short drive from Ellicottville, is New York’s largest state park, full of natural beauty and numerous ways to enjoy it. Mark your calendars for these great events coming up this spring and summer: 3rd Saturday Treks Beginning in April, for the third consecutive year, Allegany State Park (ASP) will be hosting guided hikes on the third Saturday of each month until October. Each month a different area within the park will be selected to explore. Check out our Facebook page, or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 3549101 ext. 236 for hike locations and times, to be determined. Arbor/Earth Day Celebration ASP’s 2nd Annual combined celebration of Arbor and Earth

Village Board Meeting to Hold Special Meeting See Spring and Summer at ASP page 11

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In the regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Board (VB) on March 13, the Public Hearing was held regarding the 2017-2018 Village Budget. Spencer Murray and John Rounds, two members of the community, raised questions

regarding the proposed budget. All questions were about discrepancies between this new proposed budget and the 2016-2017 budget. Many of the questions were answered by Mayor John Burrell, accounting for certain See Village Board page 2

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Village Board expenses in a new fashion as to get a healthier picture of where the village labor and dollars are being spent. In addition to a more indepth way of accounting, Burrell has given the Village Clerk a 5 percent raise as he feels this better compensates the clerk for duties performed. Along with that raise, all village employees will receive a 2 percent raise this coming fiscal year. Burrell also has budgeted for a new part- time employee. Along with a new part-time employee, the VB has increased the engineering expense in hopes of hiring a full-time engineer and cease using their current firm. The Village Park budget was increased so that new boards can be put on the bleachers, along with fixing the current fence. For all increases, one-third of the expense will be allocated to each fund: general, sewer and water. A special meeting of VB will take place on Monday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall to discuss the budget further and potentially adopt the 20172018 budget. Please note that the village has until May, 31, 2017 to adopt a budget, but Burrell wants this to be done as soon as possible so they can start planning now for projects in the summer. Board Trustees have requested a report of Tax Exempt Properties within the village for the meeting as well. Next on the table was good news. The new Waste Water Treatment Plant’s new blower motor is not working properly. After investigation by Koester, the supplier of the blowers, the issue will be covered under warranty. The Charter Communications Franchise Check was received in the amount of $4,230.22, which is significantly lower than in years past. An inquiry was made as to why the decrease and Charter Communications has elected to send quarterly checks from this point forward. The sales tax from the county was received in the amount of

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$91,278.30, which is down 3 percent from last year. This is due to sales across Cattaraugus County being down. The State Comptroller Office issued their annual State Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Status Notification. This is essentially a study of all village and towns in New York State and it assesses their fiscal health. With a score of 45-55 percent, a village/town is classified as Susceptible to Fiscal Stress, 55-65 percent is Moderate Fiscal Stress and 75-100 percent is Significant Fiscal Stress. The Village of Ellicottville in 2014 had a 6.7 percent rating, 2015 and 2016 was a 5 percent rating and the projected rating for 2017 is 3.9 percent. This is a fabulous rating to have— near perfect and is a great indicator of the direction the Village is going. The board approved the minutes from last month’s meeting and the chair voted in favor for the Treasurer’s Report and Audit of Claims. A member of the board asked if they could receive a summary report as to save paper and only print a quarterly detailed report. A motion was made to adopt this suggestion, it had a second and the chair voted in favor. In the Mayor’s report, the Joint Fire Commission Meeting Minutes were reviewed, along with the insurance meeting minutes. In the insurance meeting, it has come to light that several village assets do not have insurance. The board discussed how replacement costs were derived and they want to further investigate proper insurance levels for all buildings, equipment and contents. The VB attended a meeting with the Town Board to hear a presentation from Grants Writer Diana Chihak who came very highly recommended and has had a lot of success in Ellicottville and Western New York. After further discussion, the board will see if, in conjunction with the Town Board, this is an avenue they want to pursue. There is a history of the two boards working together to hire a grant writer. Burrell presented to the board an idea about joining two groups, the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) and The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN), which are both free memberships. This would allow the village to have better purchasing power when it comes to equipment and capital improvements. These groups establish and provide nationally-leveraged and competitively solicited purchasing contracts under the guidance of the Uniform Municipal Contracting Law. The VB made a motion, there was a second and the chair voted in favor. Mayor Burrell attended the Scenic Byway meeting in Springville and they are aiming to get an interpretive sign in Ellicottville about the early years of skiing in Ellicottville. The Village Elections are to be held on March 21 from 12 to 9 p.m. In the Department of Public Works report, the DPW has received two quotes for new fire hydrants. Prices are only about $30 different, but the more

expensive hydrant comes with complete service training. Two new hookups need to be added on Mill Street. Northrup Construction has agreed to do this work for $1,000. Lastly, the Village needs to purchase a new 3-in- 1 or 4-in1 plow blade for the new truck. All items are to be discussed further. Much of the Engineer’s report was discussed at the beginning of the meeting in regards to the uninsured buildings and the WWTP. From the 2015 WWTP improvements, Nussbaumer & Clarke are still waiting on a revised payment application. Nussbaumer has requested this information on five separate occasions and still awaits the revised application. Work on a new Duties and Responsibilities Checklist continues. The Village will eventually be able to generate work reports for recurring duties. The target completion date is April 3, 2017. Next, Stillhouse Brewery has requested a meeting with the Village and Town Officials to discuss requirements with Carl Calarco and his client, Bill Bursee. At issue are the guidelines from sewer use law and what needs to submitted to the village that has yet to be submitted. Nussbaumer & Clarke have sent the requirements to Bursee on several occasions with no response. The VB discussed a proposed committee that is needed for extraordinary expenses and who should pay for them. In addition, Documentation Request Processes need to be reevaluated and better tracked. A motion, second and chair voted in favor to accept all written and oral reports. Village Trustee Joe DiPasquale is working on new banners as part of the beautification project. Village Trustee Sherman Wilkens addressed the parking situation and has requested that law enforcement crack down on tickets. This is to be discussed further with Village Police. Two applications for Special Events have been received — one for the annual Summer Festival and the other for Ellicottville’s newest event, Stroll the Streets, which will be expanding this year. The Village Clerk advised that the online website to pay sewer and water tax should be up and running for April 1, 2017. In old business, the VB made a motion, there was a second and the chair voted in favor to the MDA 2/13/2017 proposal which involves creating a detailed inventory of water lines and valves. The Town had already approved and was waiting on the VB to do the same. In new business, the Division of Land and Forests, Annual Recognition Ceremony will be held and the VBhas approved to send the Village Forester to the event held in Albany, NY. Next, they have approved to join the South Town’s Scenic Byway for a fee of $250. The next meeting of the Village Board will be the Special Meeting on Monday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall. The April meeting will be held on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall.

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parade! We have the judges’ results for that one as well! First off, with a great crowd upstairs at Madigan’s Friday night, the king and queen of the weekend were named. Congratulations to King Travis and Queen Darlene Baugh on the honor. Their duties for the weekend were not just to lead the parade on Saturday night, but to also be the King and Queen for the Winter Carnival festivities at Holiday Valley over the weekend. They received crowns, framed posters to commemorate their coronation, and special beads. Our village merchants really get into the events we have in Ellicottville. For some events, they decorate their shop windows to get into the festival spirit. Mardi Gras Weekend is one of those special times when the windows take on a theme throughout the Village. The Chamber of Commerce sends judges around to determine a winner. This year’s winner was Alexandra. Taking a close second place was Katy’s Café, and a tie for

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2000s as a way to get more spring skiers to the slopes, attracts competitors of all ages. To make it even more fun, many of the competitors don a costume for a chance to win a prize for Best Costume. Other prizes will be given out for Best Skimmer, Best Kid and Best Splash. Registration starts outside Yodeler Lodge at 11 a.m. for $5. (Kids under 18 must have a parent signature; minimum age is 8 years old.) All participants get a one- day pool pass for the Holiday Valley summer pool complex. Pond Skimming starts at about 1 p.m. Spectators welcome! “Pond skimming is all about having fun and welcoming

spring,” said Jane Eshbaugh, Holiday Valley’s marketing director. “It’s a great event to watch, have a beer from the mini snowbar, or a ‘cheeseburger in paradise’!” For more info, visit www.

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third place between Ameri-Can and Realty USA. Prizes were awarded to all. Is there a better way to keep warm than a parade in 14-degree temperatures to celebrate the coming end of the ski season and the 2016-2017 winter? Ellicottville celebrated with just over a dozen welldone floats and several walking groups. This year, the Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Holiday Valley Realty won the best float, with Holimont’s Minions coming in second. Holiday Valley’s Rangers came in third with their pirate ship theme. Of course, the weekend’s events wouldn’t be possible without some very important people. The Ellicottville Chamber would like to thank everyone at Madigan’s for the hard work they put in to make the Junior Bacchus Ball a smashing hit on Friday night. Huge thanks go out to Ellicottville Entertainment and the truly great job John Nelson and Tyler Burns did in spinning the music Friday

night, as well as an incredible job emceeing the parade and keeping the music going all afternoon. The Chamber would also like to thank the following for offering prizes throughout the weekend: Tangled Twigs, EBC, Villaggio, Alexandra, and Daff. Thanks also to Kazoo II, Gado Gado, John Harvard’s, Wingate, Ellicottville Salt Cave, and Monroe Street Brick and Brew. Holimont, Holiday Valley, Ava Grace Fashions, Slopeside, and EVL Spirits also donated to make the weekend work. Thank you to Entercom, Adventure Bound on the Fly, Ellicottville Winery, Anew Beginning, Balloons, and Watson as well. Without our merchants, we would not be able to make great weekends like Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras work. Finally, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce would like to thank each and every committee member and volunteer, as well as Carol Fisher and Deb Rapp, for their great work in making this weekend one that our visitors will not forget. Special thanks go out to Barb Pump, the Events and Membership Manager for the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. Without her superb job in juggling each and every aspect of the event, it would not have run as smoothly as it did. While we have celebrated the ski season, there’s still plenty of time left to enjoy the slopes. Holiday Valley is planning to ski into April, weather permitting. Come out to Ellicottville and celebrate what’s left of winter with us.


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My maternal grandmother was Irish, which makes me one-quarter Irish and something I like to make known every year on St. Patrick’s Day. According to, “St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.” Back in my younger days, St. Patrick’s Day was an excuse to consume green beer at any watering hole with a shamrock in its logo. Nowadays, I prefer joining my kids and dogs in searching for the leprechaun who never fails to leave his hat full of gold- foiled candies in our backyard. Every year, around this time, my Mom also cooks up a corned beef and cabbage dinner, complete with green milk for the kids. Whether you prefer to celebrate authentic Irish traditions or just want a reason to go out and drink your annual green beer, come have fun in Ellicottville and enjoy the Friday timing of this year’s holiday. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone who is Irish all the time or just Irish today!

ECS EVENTS March 20 School is in Session March 23 Odyssey of the Mind Parent Night - 5:30 p.m. March 25 Odyssey of The Mind Regional Competition (Wellsville) March 28 Board of Education Meeting - Budget Worksession (HS Library) at 7p.m. March 30 - April 1 High School Musical April 4 Board of Education Meeting (HS Library) at 7p.m.

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First Trout of the Season By Indrek Kongats

Chasing trout is a very rewarding pursuit and catching the first trout of the new season is always memorable. Catching your first one on a fly rod is unforgettable! Fly fishing can be confusing, mystifying and difficult to master, but at the same time, everyone can agree that watching someone proficient at it is pleasing to the eye. In reality, fly fishing is quite simple, no more complicated that getting up in the morning and deciding what clothes to put on based upon what the weather is doing outside. Fly fishing has evolved as the most basic form of fishing. No mechanical equipment had ever been invented by the time the first person attempted to catch a fish with a tree branch, some sort of cord and a hook made from bone. The technique was to lower the hook into the water and possibly snag a fish as an alternative to trying to spear a fish that was out of reach. Once the fish became wise to the bare hook, the hunter had to bait the hook, thus catching the fish in the mouth and the concept of angling for trout was born. When bait was in short supply, the angler resorted to dressing the hook with some sort of attractant, maybe a small piece of hide cut off their wardrobe, with the fur still attached— thus we have a fly! Next came the idea that to catch the fish even further away, it was necessary to fling the fly out to where the trout lay, and the concept of fly casting was born. To this day, fly casting is nothing more than flinging that fly out to where the trout are. As long as you can get the fly out to the trout you are fly fishing, it’s as simple as that! The art of fly casting is just an infatuation, much like a little boy seeing how far he can throw a stone. The perfection of flinging the fly out across the river, well beyond the point of where the trout actually are is evidence of our need to be that little boy. The trout are actually right at your feet, near the edge of the river, where the current is lax. You might not see them because nature designed them with natural camouflage to blend in with the bottom of the stream, but trust me, they are there. Trout naturally feed on insects or flies, as we call them, and it is the fly fisherman’s uncontrollable need to mimic nature precisely that the art of

fly tying was born. The life of an insect, the ones born in the water, is simple to understand. An egg must be laid; at this stage, the adult insect ascends down to the water’s surface and deposits the egg into the stream. Fly fishermen mimicking this adult are dry fly fishing, a fly that does not get wet, but hovers over or lands on the surface. Many insects will die after their ritual of depositing their eggs, float away down the river, and their tiny dead carcasses become food for the trout. As the eggs settle to the bottom of the stream, they begin to grow, first into a larva and then into a pupa. At this time, the insect either drifts along the bottom or begins an ascent toward the surface. Fishermen that try to mimic this stage are nymph fishing. Fly fishing under the surface of the water is commonly called nymphing, emerger or wet fly fishing. Now, if the fisherman is trying to mimic something other than an insect, say a minnow or some other sea creature, it is called streamer fishing. If an insect such as an ant falls into the water from a tree limb and the fly fisherman mimics this event, it is called terrestrial fishing. Streamers fall into the category of wet fly fishing and terrestrials such as ants, beetles or grasshoppers fall into the dry fly category of fly fishing. There are really only two types of fly fishing that you have to worry about: when you decide how you are going to fish or dress for the day, you ask yourself, “is it

going to be wet or is it going to be dry?” The whole point that I am trying to make is, that if you just want to simplify your fishing, go back to the basics, eliminate the need to seek out live bait and try using just an artificial fly, either wet or dry. Fly fishing has also evolved from the simple need to gather food to become much more complicated—a recreational sport—this in turn has coined a much misunderstood term, “catch and release,”— a term that is misinterpreted and widely misused by many fishermen. We can all be guilty of this practice, as fishing can be addictive; the need to see how many trout one can catch can consume many fishermen. Izaak Walton, the forefather of the modern fisherman, wrote a book, first published in 1653, titled ‘The Compleat Angler’. Although Walton’s reference is spiritual, it is also a contemplation of who we are and why we do things. It’s interpretation is as varied and unique to each and every one of us, my own outlook is rather than seeing how much we can catch, the ‘Compleat Angler’ will be content to catch just one or two to take back home with him. Getting back to my original statement, that catching your first trout of the season is memorable, tricking it to take your fly is unforgettable, but taking him home and having him for lunch is just out of this world!

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Thursday March 23, 2017 Chamber Members, their employees & Chamber guests are invited to participate in the Annual Chamber Day at HoliMont on Thursday, March 23. Lift ticket, lunch and Apres

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PM and advanced registration is required. So, if any class strikes a chord of interest with you call today (716-6992842) to register. Contact the library for more details on any of these classes or stay tuned for full-length articles in the newspaper. Tai Chi – new class starting on Wednesday, March 22 from 9-10. Contact the Library for more details. Tax Forms – We currently have IRS and NYS tax forms and instruction booklets available at the Library. Spring “all occasion” card class – March 21 st from 6-8 pm - Call the library to register and/or for more information. Cost - $15.00 Adult Coloring – come

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Health & Fitness Isometrics

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

With so much to do in your daily routine, it can be hard to even think about fitting in exercise, much less strength training. But what if you could do a little something in the midst of your regular rushing that could help you maintain your strength? You can! That “something” is called isometric exercise, or isometrics. Isometrics is a type of strength training in which your muscle length doesn’t change when you contract your muscle. Unlike standard strength training, isometrics is done in a static position instead of moving through a range of motion, which means you can practice isometrics anywhere without needing weights or special equipment. Fitness experts say that it only takes about 10 seconds to effectively perform one isometric exercise and, in some cases, no one will even know you’re doing it. To give you an idea of what an isometric exercise looks like, think about pushing against an immovable object, such as a wall or signpost, or trying to open a window that won’t budge. This allows your muscles to receive isometric exercise even though you’re not moving the wall, post or window. In other words, your muscles can get exercise just by trying to move something that offers

this level of resistance. So how exactly can you do isometrics? There are almost limitless options for working your muscles in this way. Here are some specific isometric exercises to try that take just 10 seconds a few times a day: Palm Press Press your palms together as hard as you comfortably can. Hold for at least 10 seconds, and repeat if desired. Core Engagement While sitting in a chair, deliberately tighten your stomach muscles, and holdyour feet an inch or two above the floor. To increase the resistance, push your knees down toward the floor with your hands while trying to keep your feet from touching the floor. Neck Strengthener From a seated or standing position, clasp your hands behind your head, pulling your elbows out wide. Then try to push your head back using your neck muscles, while simultaneously trying to push your head forward with your clasped hands. This exercise works your upper back as well as your neck muscles. Foot Flex While seated, place your left hand on the outside of your left foot, and your right hand on the outside of your right foot. Then flex your feet outward as hard as you can while using your hands to resist the pressure by pushing inward against your feet. You can perform variations of this exercise to reach different muscles by: • Holding the insides of your feet and moving them toward each other while pushing outward against them with your hands • Holding the front of your

feet and pushing your feet forward while using your hands to resist the forward motion • Placing your hands against the back of your feet and pulling your feet backwards against the pressure of your hands Leg Lift In a standing position, lift your left leg while keeping your knee bent so that your thigh is perpendicular with the ground. Then, use one or both hands to push your thigh down while continuing to lift it upward. Switch legs and repeat the exercise on the opposite side. Are you hooked yet? Once you get used to building these mini-workouts into your day, the motions will start to come naturally. Besides these suggested exercises, you can think up many more of your own. Anything that causes you to use a muscle or limb to oppose the opposite one will give you the strength benefits of the training. You can achieve the same effect by pushing or pulling against any immovable object. Just remember to exert as much force as you can against the resistance for at least 10 seconds. The most effective way to use isometrics is to incorporate it into a larger strength-training program. Although isometric exercises offer an important contribution to your workout efforts, they do have some limitations. For one, each isometric contraction only increases muscular strength in the exact position that you’re practicing, not through a whole range of motion. It is therefore best to think about isometrics as a complement to your weight training, not a substitute for it.

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“A Piece of the World” by Christina Baker Kline

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Don’t forget, you can access over 15,200 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!

Hope for Grace Update

Little Grace was finally strong enough to undergo surgery to amputate and clean up her severely wounded leg. Doc used some of her skin from the amputated leg to try to cover the open wound on the other back leg. They are hopeful that it will take but only time will tell. Grace continues to rest and recover all the while getting all the extra special care and treatment from the employees! Please help if you can by making a donation for her care— no amount is too small. Donations can be made via PayPal: empirerescue@gmail. com (choosing friends and

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING BOARD VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK Pursuant to NYS Village Law and Sections 5-5.A, 6-6.A, 1016 and 11-6.B of the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Local Law, a Public Hearing before the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, to consider: Application No. PB-2017- 02, an application by Phil Vogt for a Special Use Permit, Site Plan Review, Architectural Design Review and Certificate of Appropriateness (Historic District) for a rear addition, exterior renovations and change in use from retail commercial establishment to a mix of retail commercial and restaurant uses at 23 Washington Street, identified as tax map parcel 55.035-5- 9. The Planning Board will hear all interested persons at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the public hearing. Application materials are available for review at the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 475, Ellicottville, NY 14731 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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March 15 th 2017 Advertisement for Bids Town of East Otto Highway Department Seeking bids for the installation of a new/unused one way reversible plow frame and plow on a new 2017 19,500 gvw heavy Duty 4x4 Diesel Dual Rear Wheeled Cab & Chassis. Also included in the bid is the installation of a new Jag Wing system (Town Supplied) and installation of a Tarco side dump box (also Town Supplied) Bid documents can be picked up at the Highway shop 7539 East Flats Rd or by contacting (716-560- 5285) Bids will be received by the Town Clerk at 9407 Bowen Rd East Otto NY 14729 until 5:30 pm on April 3rd at which time they will be opened publicly. Bids will then be reviewed by the Highway Supt. with a decision to made at the normal monthly meeting. The Town Board reserves the right to refuse any or all bids,waive any informalities therein and award on the basis of the best interest of the Town of East Otto. Deanna Bowen East Otto Town Clerk

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will be taking place at the Showplex at the Fairgrounds. JoAnne Bonsack, Media Coordinator, invites families to attend this free event that features some of the area’s top horse clinicians and trainers. Each year, EquiFest grows, and Bonsack is pleased to share the news that this year, which is the seventh year of the show, will be bigger than ever with even more exciting presentations and top horse trainers. Shawn Flarida, the National Reining Horse Association’s all-time leading money earner and the first ever Five Million Dollar Rider, will be hosting a demonstration on Saturday. Flarida has won five NRHA Open Futurity championships and has won the All-American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity eleven times; his demonstration will be followed by a participant clinic on Saturday evening! There are lots of events and demonstrations that families can look forward to throughout the weekend. Bonsack encourages visitors to check out the Golden Pony Express Drill Team from Ohio, who are first-time visitors to Western New York. There will also be a canine and horse relay race called “Not-Your- Average Dog and Pony Show,” and the annual favorite Parade of Breeds and Breed Avenue, where visitors can see their favorite horse breeds in person. The event also includes over 100 vendors for equine enthusiasts, who will enjoy exploring the variety of horse products, including riding wear, saddles, equipment, trailers, and beautiful handcrafted gifts and foods. To learn more, visit www.wnyequifest. com and check out EquiFest WNY on Facebook! The following weekend, the Fairgrounds will be hosting Plantasia, Western New York’s Premier Garden and Landscape Show in the Event Center and Artisan Hall. This year’s theme is Gardens Through the Ages and will celebrate how gardens have been a vital part of history from the Hanging Gardens of

Babylon to the palace gardens at Versailles to the colonial gardens of Williamsburg. Not only are gardens a source of beauty and pleasure, but they are also important to survival. Visitors can explore 14 fully-landscaped gardens covering 15,000 square feet with all kinds of blooming trees, shrubs, flowers, and more.  Enjoy shopping with over 100 vendors that offer a huge range of products including plants, garden décor, seeds, outdoor furniture, garden tools, and more. New to gardening? No problem! Plantasia includes lots of free educational seminars hosted by gardening experts who can teach you everything you need to know about cultivating your own green thumb. This familyfriendly event includes a Children’s Garden that even the youngest visitors will enjoy exploring. Plantasia takes place from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (60+) and children ages 12 and younger are free admission with paid adult. Preview Night takes place on Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., when visitors can get an exclusive first-look at Plantasia while enjoying tasty treats and specialty beverages from area restaurants including Abbott Road Pizza, Anderson’s, Arriba Tortilla, Paula’s Donuts, and more! Pre-sale tickets are

$15 and are available at www. or $20 at the door. While you’re visiting the Fairgrounds for Plantasia, visit the Market and Grange Building, where the Buffalo Geological Society will be hosting the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26. This year’s focus is the garnet, which is the official New York State mineral. Explore rock crystals, fossils, beads, and even gold panning. The event includes lots of fun hands-on activities and demonstrations including a miniature mine, flint knapping, crystal jewelry, and children’s crafts. Admission is just $5 for adults and a two-day pass is $7. Admission is free for children ages 12 and younger and all Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform! The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 For more information about these and other events taking place at the Fairgrounds, visit event and follow the Hamburg Fairgrounds on Facebook.


Ellicottville Chamber is on the Move

Ellicottville’s message is on the move! The staff of the Chamber of Commerce is busy telling people just what Ellicottville is all about through trade show displays. Jan. 27 through 29, Media and Communications Manager, Chris Chapman, went to the Tristate Outdoor Expo at the Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 200 vendors telling people about their outdoor products and venues, the show attracted an estimated 12,500 people. “I talked with many of the show-goers as they stopped by to find out more about Ellicottville,” Chris said. “I was surprised with how many people had skied at Holiday Valley ‘years ago,’ but have not been back in quite some time. They had no idea we have truly become a year-round, four-

season vacation destination. Many didn’t realize the outdoor side just a few hours north.” While at the show, Chapman estimates he gave out over 700 Ellicottville event bookmarks and about the same number of guides to people that had a genuine interest in exploring Ellicottville for their coming outdoor vacation. It’s not just those in southwestern Pennsylvania that the Chamber has targeted with a personal touch. In early April, Membership and Events Manager, Barb Pump, will take the Ellicottville story up to our own backyard of Buffalo for a Business First Mentoring Monday event. The focus of the April 3 session at RiverWorks is on women in business, coaching, and mentoring. “With spring on the way, it’s time to start promoting

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Ellicottville as a fabulous, fun, and safe ‘girls getaway weekend’ destination,” Pump said. “We have secured a booth to showcase all of the fun activities from all of our various lodging, shopping and, of course, night life. This is a group of professional decisionmaking women who deserve a weekend of relaxation, pampering and fun.” Plans and development of similar personal promotional trips are in the works to bring people to Ellicottville. Chamber staff will be using these events to tell people, first-hand, what they can do in Ellicottville and the many ways to enjoy New York’s Vacation Destination. Stay tuned as more trips away are planned.

days, a family-friendly event, will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Red House Administration Building. With an interpretive hike planned and many other fun activities in the works, we are looking forward to a day of celebrating two things we cannot live without! As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page AlleganyStatePark or contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information. Allegany Adventure Run Kick off your 2017 trail running season in ASP with the Allegany Adventure Run on May 7, 2017. Three different course distances to choose from offer one of the most memorable events of the season on the wide, rolling and non-technical trails of the Art Roscoe Trail System in the Summit Area of ASP. The park features several camping areas, cabins and facilities to suit your lodging needs. Stay the weekend or come down and enjoy this beautiful park for the day. Pre-register or show up on race day to enter. Push it to the limit or enjoy a leisurely pace, there is a race for everyone! For more information, visit Raccoon Rally Two days of cycling action draws cyclist and families from several states to experience the beautiful, challenging, rolling hills within Allegany State Park. With both road, and trail races and different classes of riders from beginners to sponsored elite riders, there is a race for all levels of cyclist. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. Pre-register or show up on race day to enter. Rain or shine, the Raccoon Rally offers a thrilling and challenging weekend of cycling action for all ages. For more information, visit Independence Day Celebration Celebrate our Nation’s Independence, Monday, July 3, 2017 at Allegany State Park! The free, family-friendly

event held at Quaker Beach will include Chicken BBQ, live music, and a spectacular fireworks display at dusk over the waters of Quaker Lake. As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page AlleganyStatePark or contact Quaker Rental at (716) 3542182 for more information. Rock The Park 2017 will mark Allegany State Park’s 6th Annual Rock the Park event! Join us on Friday, July 21 at the newly- constructed Quaker Bathhouse for a free, familyfriendly event. The event will include local vendors, chicken barbeque, live music, an “Ask the Naturalist” booth, and other fun activities. As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page AlleganyStatePark or contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information. Beach Party Spend some fun in the sun at ASP’s 9th Annual Beach Party! This event will take place on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at the Red House Beach Area. Free of charge and family-friendly, the event will feature kid’s activities, chicken barbeque, live music, and fireworks at dusk over the waters of Red House Lake. As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page AlleganyStatePark or contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information.

Summer Artist In Residence In the heart of summer at ASP, eight different musicians or bands will be featured in daily concerts as they make Allegany their home for a week. Each week’s featured artist will play a series of 1 hour concerts MondayFriday. The first week of the program will begin Monday, June 26, 2017 and continue the next eight weeks, with the final concert concluding on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Be sure to check out our Facebook page AlleganyStatePark each week or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information. Environmental Education and Recreation Join the Environmental Education and Recreation department next year as they offers fun educational nature programs about your favorite topics such as birds, bears and butterflies for schools, and special interest groups from May until October. Our peak season programs will start June 26th and run to Labor Day. New programs will be added this year such as soccer golf, kayaking classes, and tree tours. We hope to see you this summer. For more information about these programs, visit our Facebook page, alleganystatepark or call the Environmental Education Department 716- 354-9101 ext 236.


A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities March 17 West Valley Community Fish Fry 3:30pm - 6:30pm West Valley Central Cafeteria March 18 Discovering Snowflakes with Pfeiffer Nature Center Portville Free Library 10:30am - 11:30am Portville, NY March 18 Music by the Fireside Allegany State Park Red House Admin. Bldg. 7pm - 8:30pm March 18 Spring Pond Skimming Party 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm Holiday Valley March 18-19 March 25-26 NYS Maple Weekend See for participating locations

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March 29 - April 1 An Iliad St. Bonaventure University The Quick Center for the Arts 7:30 pm $8 public / $6 students

March 25 Community Forum on Aging - Alzheimer’s St. Paul’s - Ellicottville at 10am 699-2265 or 373-8032 March 25 Annual Spring Used Equipment Auction 9am Lamb & Webster 601 West Main St. Springville, NY

April 1 Trout Season Opens April 7 - 9 2017 Greater Olean Area Home Show William O. Smith Recreation Center April 8 - 9 2017 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Spring Sportsmen’s Show

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March 18-19 and 25-26

Every spring, the members of the New York State Maple Producers Association invite families and friends into their “sugar houses” to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New York State, Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience. Join area maple farms March 18-19 and 25-26 for sugarhouse tours, samples, activities and much more. Maple Weekend is a chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple See Maple Weekends page 6

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This is Springville, where purple reigns and people pull together to support the greater good. On Saturday, March 25, hop in your Little Red Corvette (or whatever it is you drive) and head to the annual Cordelian Club Dance to benefit Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The 21 and over event will be held at the Springville Fire Hall from 7

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Budget Season for SGI Board By Alicia Dziak

The proposed budget was the main topic at the SGI school board meeting held on Monday, March 13 at the Colden Elementary School. Present Board members included Beth Casey, Chris Cerrone, Allison Duwe, Tammy Sherwood, Jennifer Sullivan and Tyler Sullivan. Board member Michael Connors and Student Representative Isobel Hooker were not present. During the Public Expression segment, SGI middle school teacher Joe Karb expressed concerns about the proposed staff See SGI Board page 4

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Bippity boppity boo! According to Springville local Rachel Perry, every girl deserves the right to feel like Cinderella on prom night. Which is why she took it upon herself to help out. But she’s not donating a dress, like you may expect. Instead, she’s giving the gift of her talent. Perry, who is a local stylist and educator for a hair color company, says she had previously done hair for people who might not be able to afford items for back to school, which inspired her to help out for prom. “It just kind of inspired me to do something locally,” Perry said. “I know that the demographic we have is pretty mixed here. There are girls who might not have a problem at all; there are others who may not be able to afford certain things.” So, Perry reached out to the guidance counselor at Springville-Griffith High School and has worked out a way to style at least one lucky high school girl’s hair, in a way that is

to 11 p.m. This year’s theme is “Let’s Go Crazy! An 80s Dance Tribute to Prince.” “The theme for the dance is chosen by our vice president/ dance chair, who is Kelly Baker this year,” explained Amy Wnuk, Cordelian Club president. “The 80s /Prince theme is back by popular

March 23-26 Plantasia Hamburg Fairgrounds

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The Concord House about 1910. The building served as a stage coach stop at open point and was razed in 1939 to make way for Block’s service station. Today it is the site of Crosby Mart. The McAllister brothers were the last owners of the building, selling their bar business to Lawrence Zielinski in 1939.

Last week I wrote about the WCTU and their quest to bring sobriety to the United States. Well, in 1933, their efforts were reversed and America drank again. Many of the bars and businesses in Springville had survived the 13-year dry spell through legal or illegal means. One of those few establishments was the Concord House, one of Springville’s great hotels. It was three stories high, had a huge veranda and in the late 1860s and 1870s, it was the See A Look Back page 7

Town Approves Solar Law

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The regular meeting of the Town of Concord Board was held on March 9, 2017 at the Town Hall at 86 Franklin Street. Prior to the regular meeting, the town board held a public hearing regarding the Solar Law. The regular meeting opened with public comment. Mary Jane Miess presented the concerns for the senior center. First, Supervisor Eppolito responded to her that the Town insurance would cover her group’s meeting at the Senior Center. The groups were meeting under the auspices of the Senior Center and would be covered by the insurance. Second was Miess’ concern that the operating hours of the Senior Center were not as extensive as they were in the past. Eppolito commented


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Letter from the Editor

Last Saturday, I had date night with my husband and we went to see Penny Whiskey at the Springville Center for the Arts. I will admit that it had been a little while since I’d been in there, and upon taking my seat, I noticed just how small it was inside. And small when you’re listening to live music is a good thing. It equates to an intimate experience, as I’m more used to staring at the screen from my lawn “seat” at Darien Lake than seeing the actual faces of the band members. The show lasted about two hours, and the band played everything from their signature Celtic rock sound to some Irish ballads to some freestyling, my favorite of which included the theme song from “The Fresh Price of Bel Air.” During the intermission, we checked out the fiber arts exhibit in the attached gallery. I think it’s pretty impressive that the SCA exists. Top notch music and performances within walking distance of most restaurants in Springville means a fun and inexpensive date night can be in your near future. We had a great time, and will definitely be back. Check out the SCA’s web site ( to see their array of upcoming events, which includes acoustic singer/sogwriter Tyler Smilo on March 31, classical guitar and sax combo Duende April 8 and Raven and the Wren April 21. You don’t have to go to Buffalo to enjoy the arts scene—it’s right here in Springville! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times

Tyler Smilo at SCA March 31

Tyler Smilo is bringing his simple and honest acoustic sound to Springville Center for the Arts on March 31. Born in Texas and raised deep in the Rustbelt of Ohio, Smilo lived a vagabond’s lifestyle before settling in Erie, PA and taking the city’s music scene by storm. Americanainfluenced folk songs are mostly autobiographical and relatable to the “everyman.” The release of two successful solo albums: Blood Into Sound and Dust In a Grave, a series of official videos dubbed The Rooftop Sessions, and fronting

his own full band Daybreak Radio, has earned Smilo accolades in both regional and national entertainment publications.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are available at the door for $15 or presale for $12 by calling (716) 592-9038 or at

corner of Main and Franklin Streets. The Springville Ministrium is an association of churches and clergy in Springville and the surrounding area that allows churches to work together. The tradition

has been going on for many years now, and as in the past years, a luncheon is provided by member churches after the service. A free-will offering is collected each week to benefit the group’s scholarship fund.

Springville Ministrium Holds Annual Lenten Services

By Derek M. Otto

Now through Holy Week, Wednesday, April 12, the Springville Ministrium will host weekly Wednesday Services at noon at the First Presbyterian Church at the

Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park

We’re almost there. Just a little ways to go and we can put winter behind us. One of the best ways to spend one of these remaining chilly evenings is to come warm yourself by fireside at Allegany State Park while listening to some great music! This month’s “By the Fireside” performance is the final one of the season, and features local musician Will Lowry.

Lowry has performed in a variety of settings, everywhere from local coffeehouses to large music festivals. He recently released his fifth album of original music in November of 2016, entitled, Colours & Lines. With a background in folk, blues, and classical guitar, Lowry is known for his unusual skill as a guitarist as well as his

vocal style. His guitar sets the background for his singing of well-known songs and original compositions. Each song has a story and, along with the music, the audience is likely to hear some interesting background as Lowry shares his songs. His rendition of cover songs is often accompanied by an unusual bit of guitar work, or the addition of a harmonica. Often he will include a few of his original songs in the evening. “By the Fireside” takes place on Saturday, March 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Red House Administration Building lobby. We look forward to seeing you as our “Music by the Fireside” series concludes for this season. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236.

March 17 - 23, 2017

Concord Senior Center Upcoming Events 40 Commerce Drive Springville, NY 14141

Monday, March 20: 10 a.m. Carolyns Craft -Wooden Sign –$$, 11a.m. Stay Fit Exercise 12 p.m. Stay Fit Lunch, 1 p.m. 70’s Birthday Party -if you are 70-79 Free cake & ice cream Tuesday, March 21: 8:30 a.m. AARP Driving Class -registration required-$$, 11 a.m. Stay Fit Exercise, 12 p.m. Stay Fit Lunch, 1 p.m. Book Club Weds., March 22: 10:30 a.m. Exercise with Kim, 12:30 p.m. Concord Seniors Pot Luck Lunch Thursday, March 23: 10:30 a.m. Qi Gong Exercise, 11 a.m.Stay Fit Exercise, 12 p.m. Stay Fit Lunch, 1 p.m.Wii Bowling, 1 p.m. Euchre Friday 24- Discussion Group Topic -TBA Saturday, March 25- 12 p.m. WOMAN OF THE MOOSE TOWL PARTY- $$ Lunch Menu for week of March 27-31—Reservations Required Monday 27-soup & Sandwich-BBQ Pulled Pork -Potato-Cheddar Soup Tuesday 28-Julienne Salad Entree -Fresh Turkey ,ham, swiss cheese & egg Wednesday 29-Breaded Boneless Chicken with gravy Thursday 30-Hamburger with Onion Gravy Friday 31-Breaded Fish Patty Hours for the Director (subject to change) are: Monday 20—8 a.m-2 p.m., Tuesday 21-8 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesday 22-9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursday 23-9 a.m.- 3 p.m Questions? Concord Senior Center 592-2764 • Email LIKE US ON FACEBOOK @concord senior center Springville NY

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March 2017 M O O – S – L E T T E R

The 29th annual WNY Dairy and Agricultural Festival (better known around these parts as Dairy Fest) is scheduled for June 2-4. With less than three months to go, event organizers are looking for some assistance in making this year’s festival a huge success: All festival details need to be FINALIZED by the middle of April. Mail in your participant contract as soon as possible. All contracts (food, trade show, arts and crafts, parade and sponsorship) and chairpersons can be found at Churches, local organizations and high school students are asked to get involved, as more new events are needed around the High School’s back circle on Saturday. Do you have some new ideas that you are willing to oversee and organize? We need you! Call Joan Taylor at 592-4654. The Farm Tent needs more displays, such as quilting, agricultural programs and organizations, art show, photography show, small/baby animals and more. Call Beth Friedman at 337-3957. Eight to 10 more picnic tables are needed for the food court. Pick up will be on Thursday, June 1 and return will be on Sunday, June 4 after 5 p.m. Call Pastor Kevin Friedman at 337-3957. Do you have something different, unique, colorful, musical or flashy for the parade? Print out our website parade application and mail in today. Questions? Call Glenn Cooley at 353-3308. More events are in the planning stages – check out our website for continual updates: WWW. WNYDAIRYAGFEST.COM More sponsors are still needed to make this festival happen. Mail your check today to WNY Dairy/Ag Festival, 86 Franklin St. P.O. Box 368, Springville, N.Y. 14141 (Supervisor’s Office). Thank you to sponsors who have already signed up: Village of Springville, Town of Concord, Faith Baptist Church, Springville Griffith Institute School District, A&D Engels, Inc., SM Digital Creations (Steve Kruse), Springville Animal Hospital, Gramco, Inc., John Haier Milk Hauling, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Dairy Farmers of W.N.Y., Emerling Ford, Erie County Fair/Ag Society, M&M Holland Propane, Cattaraugus County Bank, Ellicottville Times and the Springville Times.


March 18-19 and 25-26 Maple Weekends

March 18-19 Maple Harvest Festival Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Visit the sugar shanty, taste fresh maple syrup and Jack Wax, see maple sugar made the Native American way, and fuel up with an all you can eat pancake breakfast! Win fabulous items in our basket raffle. Crafts and other fun activities will occur all weekend long. March 18-19 Equifest Hamburg Fairgrounds. Celebrate the horse with a weekend full of new, exciting presentations and returning favorites. Over 100 vendor/exhibitors. March 18 Pond Skimming Holiday Valley March 19 BPO Presents Peter Rabbit and Other Tales Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 p.m. March 19 Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2 p.m., Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.

March 23 Chef’s Food Truck at Fiddler’s Green Manor March 23-26 Plantastia Hamburg Fairgrounds. WNY’s premier garden and landscape show

March 24-25 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Hamburg Fairgounds. March 25 Lamb & Webster Annual Spring Used Equipment Sale 601 W. Main St., Springville 592-4924 March 25 Cordelian Club Dance To benefit Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. 7 to 11 p.m., Springville Fire Hall. Tickets $35, available at BCH, Anything Printed, from any Cordelian Club member or at the door. March 25 Towel Raffle Party Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Dr. (off Waverly St.), Springville. Doors open at 11am, drawings start at noon. Refreshments available. Held by Women of the Moose. March 26 Pancake Breakfast 8:30am-1:30pm. Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall (10893 Sisson Highway, North Collins (Langford)). $8 adults, $5 for children 5-10 years, and Children under 5 FREE. (716) 337-2686

March 31-April 2 Springtime in the Country

April Fool’s Fact or Fiction Hike at Beaver Meadow 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Join Audubon Naturalist Tom Kerr for an early spring hike through the woods and go over the truth behind nature myths and misconceptions! Call (585) 457-3228 to register. $5. April 5, 12, 19, 26 Flatliner Weekly Race Series Chestnut Ridge Park, Newton Road lot, 6:15 p.m. April 15 Arbor and Earth Day Celebration at Allegany State Park 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Red House Administration Building. (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 April 16 Happy Easter! May 6 Allegany Adventure Run May 6 SCA Art Crawl May 13 Happy Half and 5K Holiday Valley May 14 The Grinder Trail Race Sprague Brook Park

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they’re not willing to deal with because there’s not enough profit for them. We always have people come in and say they’ve been everywhere else and they finally came to our store and we had exactly what they wanted. You’ve got to give us that first try.” In addition to carrying hardto-find inventory, the hardware store also offers services that are hard to come by these days, including window and screen repair, cord repair, key cutting, sewing machine repair and more. “We perform a lot of services in the store that other stores may not want to get into. It’s someplace people can bring things if they’re not comfortable trying to fix it. They bring it here and we’ll take care of it,” Skura said. “We’ve got the old style key cutter from 20 years ago. We can cut all the keys new key cutters can’t do. There’s a never-ending array of little services like that we can do.” And if Springville Hardware can’t do it, perhaps Springville Homewear can. The Homewear store, right next door to the hardware store, is also owned by Skura and his wife, Susan Putney. “It was about 15 years ago that we bought the building next door to do some expansion and my wife had some ideas for the decoration center. The Homewear store kind of sprung out of that,” Skura said. Homewear is brimming with a variety of country and rustic home décor, such as primitives, folk art and gifts, as well as wallpaper and paint. Putney changes out the décor


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In the heart of downtown Springville lies a family-run hardware store, where the staff remembers your name and stocks their store with unique, hard to find items. Springville Hardware prides itself on offering a more personal shopping experience than large-chain home improvement stores. In fact, local men still gather there to visit on weekday mornings after dropping off their wives at the local hair salon. And it doesn’t get more small town that that. Springville Hardware originally opened in 1930, but the hardware store was bought by current owner, Bill Skura, and his father nearly 30 years ago. “My dad and I were kind of both ready to exit the jobs we had,” Skura said of buying the store. “The store was for sale by the previous owner. We bought it from Bill Miller; they had been running it for quite some time before that. We ended up just enjoying the business.” Skura explained, “It was pretty much all a hardware store when we bought it. As the business climate changed in Springville, we realized we had to do some other things to remain profitable, so we got into plumbing, heating and electric contract work and the installation of household items.” The store currently carries everything from top of the line power tools to outdoor lawn tools, to everyday nuts and bolts. But it prides itself on being the final stop for unique, hard to find items that a big chain store doesn’t carry. “The big stores work on volume and moving a lot of stuff, so they only want to carry items that turn 3,4,5 times a year. We’ll carry an item that only turns once a year,” Skura said. “We carry the more hard to find items or items that

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seasonally, including weeklong preparation for Christmas. “She has a lot of small items, gift kind of items, but also period lighting, period curtains, linens and things and just a lot of different hardwares and things you can use for cabinets. Quite an assortment of things for the home,” Skura said. In addition to shopping, customers can also consult Putney when redecorating rooms for input on coordinating a redesign. “She has a lot of talent for helping people pick paint colors, wallpaper colors and complimentary accessories for a room,” Skura said. “She’s got lot of knowledge and a lot of talent in that regard as far as helping people decorate. I’ve got a house that looks like Better Homes and Gardens pages.” Skura, who is originally from Colden, and Putney, who is originally from Batavia, have lived in Springville for more than 30 years and enjoy supporting the community, both via their businesses and through community teams or events. “We just think Springville is a great place to raise your family. We support all of the little leagues, soccer leagues, and everyone that walks through the door,” Skura said. “We just feel that we should give back to the community that way. It’s important to us and the community has supported us all these years.” And Skura hopes the feeling is mutual. “We hope that the community will continue to support us…The real fabric of the community is the locally-owned businesses. It’s important that people understand that they need to help support us and we need to understand that we need to support the community that we are in.” Springville Hardware and Springville Homewear are both located at 46 East Main Street. For more information on their products and services, visit their website at

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Celebrate the horse at WNY EquiFest 2017, Western New York’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering Saturday, March 18 and Sunday March 19 at the Showplex on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. WNY EquiFest is a free, family-friendly equine exposition featuring some of the area’s top clinicians and trainers. Sponsored by the Western Chapter New York State Horse Council, this will be the event’s seventh successful consecutive year, growing bigger and more exciting with the addition of new clinicians and presenters. This year, there will be top horse trainers and more exciting presentations, sure to please every horse lover and enthusiast. Purina, the Yankee Reining Horse Association and the Western Chapter New York State Horse Council are proud to welcome Shawn Flarida, the National Reining Horse Association’s leading rider, who was inducted into NRHA’s Hall of Fame in June 2011 and to date, the only 5.5 Million Dollar Rider. Shawn will host a demonstration on Saturday, followed by a participant clinic Saturday evening. Auditors are welcome. The show organizers are also thrilled to have, for the first time in Western New York, the Golden Pony Express Drill Team from Ohio. Riding Haflinger horses, this exciting precision drill team’s riders range from 11 to 38 and are

guaranteed to be real crowd pleasers! Not-Your- Average Dog and Pony Show, a K9 and horse relay race will delight the audience with exciting teams of agility dogs and horses, each team competing for the best time. The Last Chance Corral, based in Athens, OH, is bringing four foals from its nurse mare foal rescue program. This organization is a 501c (3) non-profit devoted to the rehabilitation, recovery and adoption of orphaned, abandoned and abused foals, ponies and horses. Returning will be perennial favorites: the Parade of Breeds and Breed Avenue, where you can have a close encounter of the best kind with your favorite equine companion. For the kids or the kids at heart, the Family Fun Corral will engage even the littlest cowpoke with fun and educational projects where they can explore their creativity, making fun art projects or trying their hand at old-fashioned cowhand skills. Another newcomer to EquiFest is Breyer, the World’s Finest Model Horses, hosting their Family Fun Day. Young family members can paint their own stablemate and take their creation home! Activity hours are from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday at the Breyer booth.

Brittany Braunbach and her students will thrill the audience once more with their jaw-dropping skills at trick riding. Erie, Niagara and Wyoming County 4-H teams will participate once again with a Horse Bowl competition and equine communication presentations. Over 100 vendors will offer the equine enthusiast musthave horse products ranging from the newest line of riding wear, saddles, equipment, tractors, trucks, trailers, beautiful hand-crafted horse pottery, purses, fine hand-made chocolates, exotic spices – something for everyone – with both products and information for all attendees. There will be plenty of refreshments on-site and free-parking. Like them on Facebook at EquiFest WNY. For a full event schedule, visit website at www. For more information, contact Barbara Moore at wchc411@gmail. com or (716)-912- 2100 or Mary at or marymcnall@ or (585) 322-2696.

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Dennis Dains reported the State Association of Highway Superintendents issue of increasing CHIPs funding for town highways. CHIPs is the Consolidated Local streets and Highway Improvement Program. They are hoping to increase the amount to $588 million. He said that Paul Clarkson of Colden went to the annual conference and said that there was a record number of highway superintendents in attendance to advocate for the increases. Dains also reported that Morton’s Corners Fire Hall was open as a warming shelter for people without power from the recent windstorm in the area. At the time of the meeting, residents on several roads from Glenwood to East Concord were without power. He mentioned that the invitations for Morton’s Corners installation dinners were sent out to town board members. The board moved the town clerk begin advertising for spring trash pickup in the town. The board will open bids April 3, 2017 at 10 a.m. for

the annual pickup the second Monday in May. The board then moved to vote on the Solar Law or Local Law No. 1-2017. The law allows for the zoning and issuing of permits for solar energy resources. A copy of the complete law is available at the town clerk’s office. The board continued with approving the county’s resolution for its master plan. Eppolito commented that there were three companies that presented to the Town Supervisors in Erie County; it was Wendel Companies Architects and Engineers that overwhelmingly was approved. The board moved to approve the resolution of allowing the supervisor to enter into agreement with Wendel Companies for its master plan. The board also voted to make Amanda Roth a permanent employee of the town. She had successfully completed her probationary period as a court clerk. The board also approved a resolution accepting the report by MDA Consulting Engineers, PLLC titled “Waste Water

Treatment Plan Evaluation and Sewer District Study.” The report focuses on the repairs and eventual consolidation of the waste water plants at Kissing Bridge and Craneridge. The plan is need to start look at ways in which to facilitate the consolidation of the plant for both areas. In the councilmen notes period it was noted that the doors had been rekeyed at the Senior Center and a consent form has been created to better regulate the distribution of keys at the Senior Center. Supervisor Eppolito commented that an AED is being placed in the Senior Center; furthermore, the recent wind storm made it apparent that the need for a windbreak by the doors to the Senior Center. The meeting closed by Supervisor Eppolito thanking Dains and his crews for keeping the roads clean this winter season. The next regular meeting of the Town of Concord board is Thursday April 6, 2017 at 86 Franklin Street.

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reductions, noting that nearly all of the proposed cuts are from SGI Middle School. “Our students have a lot of needs,” he said, and asked that the board look carefully at these cuts and the impacts they will have. Daniel Neece announced his candidacy for school board in the upcoming May election. “If I have the opportunity to help out, I’d like to help out,” he said. There was no old business to discuss, and the meeting went into the public presentation on the proposed budget. Superintendent Kimberly Moritz discussed the budget goals and challenges, attributing the 2.34 percent reduction in the budget for the 2017-18 school year to declining enrollment in the district. “It is never easy to lay off people, particularly good people,” she said. “But we have to be fiscally responsible.” Moritz further explained that when she came to the district last year, the outgoing middle school principal told her the school did not need the “split team,” which is the team of teachers who currently split their time between teaching the same subject for seventh graders and eighth graders. (Each grade level also has a team of teachers just for that grade level.) Following that, the interim middle school principal told her the same thing, and now the current middle school principal, Shanda DuClon, has confirmed what her predecessors said. Moritz also noted that the split team teachers also just happen to be the least senior members of their department teams. Other proposed staff reduction is in the area of foreign language, and a school psychologist resigned and will not be replaced. Moritz reiterated that the overall reduction is directly due to enrollment, but added that, “I do think enrollment will stabilize” and that the district should stay at around 1,600

students, and is not looking at the continued decline it has seen in recent years. Maureen Lee, SBA, presented a detailed budget overview. Lee, who is new to the district, noted that she “tried to true up the numbers” and that she is confident that they are “conservative but manageable.” “What we don’t have is a lot of cushion or wiggle room (in the proposed budget),” Moritz said. Details can be found online at The budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 16. In other news, Board President Allison Duwe gave kudos to students in last weekend’s high school musical, Little Shop of Horrors, as well as the four student athletes who recently made it to state-level competition in their respective sports. Board Vice President Jennifer Sullivan echoed Duwe’s accolades for the musical. Administrator Reports Middle School Principal Shanda DuClon congratulated middle school students who participated in all-county over the weekend. The middle school will be kicking off another attendance initiative in April, and will hold a talent show on April 7. Kate Werner addressed special ed, noting that “annual reviews are off to a successful start so far” and adding that SGI now has house-certified teachers. SES Principal Chris Scarpine discussed the recent McTeachers Night, a fundraiser held at the Springville McDonald’s. “The kids really loved it and the turnout was wonderful,” he said. Scarpine also congratulated the SES students who attended allcounty, and discussed the recent PARP (Parents As Reading Partners) initiative that brought three presenters into the school for various grade levels. The SES musical, Lewis

and Clark, will be held on March 23. “I encourage all to come,” Scarpine said. He also mentioned the upcoming Bald for Bucks and is hoping to get all students K-12 involved. CES Principal Marcole Feuz discussed a Playworks Education Energizer grant the school recently heard they will be receiving that will feature more than 350 games and help improve school culture. CES has also been participating in PARP the past couple weeks, which was launched with skits being performed by some of the CES teachers. Student Council organized Pennies for Patients, and the CES PTA recently held a staff appreciation lunch, as well as purchased t-shirts and books for all students. High School Principal James Bialasik discussed the changes at the high school with Joe DeMartino moving there, and former Vice Principal Kate Werner moving to special ed. “Joe has hit the ground running,” he said, adding that the collaboration with Werner is “very healthy.” Bialasik also discussed scheduling and that counselors have reached out to parents to collaborate on students’ schedules. He added that “the musical was phenomenal.” In technology, the district has signed a contract to redesign the school web site.

Athletic Director Joe DeMartino gave an update on the four athletes who competed at states: Corrin Sacilowski (indoor track), Mikey Evans (wrestling), Nolan West (swimming) and Mariah Gamel (bowling). The following people were recommended for fall 2018 coaching positions: Robert Valenti (Varsity football), Thomas Szczerbacki (Varsity boys soccer), Martin Niefergold (JV boys soccer), Casey Bucco (modified boys soccer), Eric Holler (Varsity girls soccer), Alicia Dziak (JV girls soccer), Robert Gainey (JV girls volleyball), Stephanie Sullivan (modified girls volleyball), Frank Noeson (Varsity girls tennis), Karen Reynlds (Varsity girls swimming), Jonathan Chaddock (Varsity golf), Chad Russell (Varsity co-ed cross country), Toni Orsini-Weltjen (Varsity and JV cheerleading) and Gerald Czemerynski (athletic trainer). Current board members Jennifer Sullivan and Chris Cerrone announced they will be running for re-election to the school board in May. There will be a workshop meeting on Monday, March 27. The next regular meeting of the SGI school board is scheduled for Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the high school library.

UPCOMING SGI EVENTS Now-March 19: SGI Students’ Exhibition at Albright Knox March 23 SES Musical March 27 Board of Education Workshop Meeting April 3 Board of Education meeting April 5 All Chorus Concert


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completely confidential. For Perry, seeing the smiles she creates is completely her effort. “I just thought that I love what I do, and I love making people feel good,” she said. “It really doesn’t cost me much except for time. If I can put a smile on somebody’s face and make their night that much nicer, then I’m happy to do that.” In addition to contributing her time, Perry also has friends who are joining forces to be able to offer additional services. “I do have some friends who do makeup and friends who do nail art, and I’ve had many people reach out to me to say that they will do dresses,” Perry said. This will mark the second year Perry has organized the assistance. For the 2016 prom, she was able to help one girl, and this year she is hoping to be able to do more. “Last year I only had one girl. I’m kind of hoping more girls come forward—it’s fully confidential. I would love to continue it every single year,” Perry said. Perry’s effort is refreshing in today’s world, but according to her, it’s just one way to support a bigger cause. “I feel like women should build each other up,” Perry said. “To me, there is no better feeling than making someone feel beautiful. I feel like one of the most empowering things you can do for a woman is to give them confidence. If they are walking into the gym feeling a little more confident because of something I did for them, then that’s something I’m happy to do.” In addition to Perry’s effort to help out, Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon and

Urban Valet Dry Cleaner President Eric Pyne also recently announced that they will be collecting gently used or new gowns and dresses for their 8th annual Prom Dress Drive. Each year the community generously donates more than a thousand dresses to ensure that every girl who needs a dress for prom has one. “Now in our 8th year we are looking forward to once again providing amazing dresses, free of charge to anyone who wants one. The gown giveaway was initially started to help families alleviate some of the cost of prom, and while that is still a main goal, this event has also transformed into a great reuse program. It makes sense for anyone who doesn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a gown they will only wear once,” said Dixon. Donors can drop off dresses from Monday, March 13 to Thursday, April 13 at 13 different locations in the Buffalo area in order to contribute to the cause. Donation locations include: • Blasdell Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave., Blasdell • Boston Free Library, 9475 Boston State Road, Boston

• Dudley Branch Library, 2010 South Park Ave., Buffalo • Eden Boys & Girls Club, 8284 North Main St., Eden • Erie County Legislature, 92 Franklin St., Fourth Floor, Buffalo • Hamburg Village Hall, 100 Main St., Hamburg • Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St., Hamburg • Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna • Lake Shore Branch Library, S. 4857 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg • State Farm Insurance, 6778 Erie Road, Derby • Urban Valet Cleaners’ three locations • 106 Evans St., Hamburg • 4081 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park • 620 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo For those who may be interested in being the benefactors of Perry’s offer for prom hair styling, please reach out to the high school guidance counselors. For more information on Legislator Lynne Dixon’s Annual Prom Dress Drive, visit her page on the Erie County Legislature website: dixon or her Facebook page: Legislator Lynne Dixon.

St. Al’s Wins 1st Annual Boys & Girls Club Basketball Tournament On Saturday, March 4, travel basketball teams representing Springville, Ellicottville, Holland and St. Aloysius took part in the 1st Annual Boys & Girls Club Basketball Tournament. The double elimination tournament, which was held at SGI High School, provided area boys with a great opportunity to compete against other local players. In the championship game, St. Aloysius defeated Ellicottville, claiming the title. Members of the team, pictured with Coach Connors, include Josh Connors, Liam Smith, Jason Buczek, Justin Buczek, Josh Tartick, Chase Oakes and Ben Lux.

SES Musical March 23

On Thursday, March 23, Lewis and Clark will be visiting SES during the 4th and 5th grade musical entitled, not coincidentally, “Lewis and Clark – A Musical Journey Along the Oregon Trail.” The musical was written by Roger Emerson and John Jacobson. A cast and crew of 50 students will be present this 40-minute musical that brings history to life like never before! Lewis will be portrayed by Felicza Morganti and Clark will be played by Kellie Phair. Cassie, the student who brings them to life through her report, will be played by Amelia Hintz-Strub. Sacajawea, York, Charbonneau, and Scannon

the dog are played by Emma Thompson, Amara Taylor, Linnea Neureuther and Lilyana Miess. Other cast members include Ella Uhteg as Napoleon, Brodie Glass as President Jefferson, and Lilian Benz as Julie, another student. Many other students have

roles as soldiers, dancers, Native Americans, and stage crew. They have been hard at work under the direction of Mrs. Donna Benstead and Mrs. Lisa Hogenmiller and are excited for this opportunity to perform for their family and friends!

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Jen’s Quill: Hospital Discharge

By Jen Lee

There are few moments in life more surreal than leaving the hospital as a first-time mother. My son was born on a Sunday and we left the hospital that Tuesday. He weighed less than a sack of potatoes, barely more than a two-liter bottle of soda. Although incredibly small, I’m still in shock he actually fit out when the time came; I was convinced he’d be stuck in there forever. I loved my pregnancy. Sure, toward the end, I was running into things, couldn’t get up from low couches, constantly used the restroom, and got winded sitting up…but he was safe. I worked out regularly and ate healthier than I ever had in my life, or have since. Although he still hadn’t really figured out how to eat and had lost several ounces, they still let me walk out the door with him. They were crazy! I could not wrap my mind around it. For less than two days, we were in the hospital failing at figuring it out. They saw…they knew. His survival skills were that of…a newborn baby— one who didn’t think eating was necessary for staying alive. I had yet to change his diaper and hoped we could figure it out. It came all too fast, time to be let go…into the wild. The only instruction I was given was, “Don’t shake the baby,” and I was handed a

paper showing all the different possible colors of his waste and what they meant. I was waiting for the owner’s manual; it never came. They checked one last time that our bracelets matched, while I kept wondering when I’d have to sign all the papers I was sure I’d have to sign to have this kid released to me. Apparently clipping off our bracelets and handing me a folder of his stats and saying “bye” was all that was required to hand me my innocent baby boy. They didn’t ask where I was taking him, there was no test… it was disturbing. I was taken down in a wheelchair, and my son and I were abandoned in the foyer. I waited with my bundled newborn on that bench while my mother brought my car around. When the nurse left I thought: “Um…wait! You’re just going to let me leave with this innocent child!? How do you know I’m going to be good enough for him? What if I have an emergency? What if his waste is green? What if we get in a car accident? Shouldn’t you wait to discharge us until the weather is better? What if he doesn’t like me? What if I slip on the ice and drop him? You’re not a very responsible hospital, are you?” Our chariot arrived and I slowly moved with my son toward the door while checking behind me, like “Really? NO ONE is going to stop me from taking this precious baby?” And why didn’t I have to sign a million disclosure and ownership papers, taking responsibility for this boy? You have to sign 50,000 pages when buying a car or a house or anything really, but a human life? I just had to sign my name to say we’re leaving? What?! I guess that means I care

about my son. I hope every mother is that terrified to take off with her child, worried about ruining this perfect person who is as unblemished as one can be. I personally felt like I was kidnapping my son. Shouldn’t there be a course, like a year’s worth of study? There were oodles of classes before my child came, informing us mothersto-be about the delivery, the contractions, and breastfeeding. But what about the classes on managing sheer terror as you lay your child down for the night? How do you get sleep knowing he could spontaneously combust at any second? The answer is you don’t sleep. What about diaper rash? How can you stop it from EVER happening so his precious behind won’t be scarred for life? Someone needs to hold a class on how we new moms can stop the worry. I guess it doesn’t exist, because as a mother, the first and primary job is to worry, and that starts with worrying about leaving the hospital. Jen Lee has been writing since she was in the 3rd grade and won a stuffed animal dog; which still sits on her writing desk as her most prized award. She graduated from Malone University with a degree in Journalism and Theatre. Jen has written for several newspapers as a humor columnist covering everything from dating, cooking, travel, how-to, relationships, and more. She currently lives in Cuba, NY with her family. Jen may be contacted at jen@ and welcomes all comments and suggestions for future articles.

SGI Student Artwork at Albright-Knox Through March 19 SGI students will have their artwork on display at Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The exhibit, entitled “BOOKENDS: Springville Elementary School and Springville Griffith Institute High School” will run through March 19.

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demand and with him passing away, she felt it was a sign that we needed to have another 80s dance.” The Cordelian Club has been around since 1937, and according to Wnuk, today, “is a group of approximately 35 women from our community who meet monthly to plan a yearly dance to raise money for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.” Members of the club are invited/nominated by other members. (If anyone is interested in becoming a member, they should speak to any current Cordelian member.) All the money raised at the dance is donated to BCH. Money from past events has been used to pay for various medical equipment. Ready to bust out that purple satin suit, the neon hair bows, the fishnets, that huge can of Aqua Net? Be sure to come dressed to the nines in your 80s garb, as there will be contests for the Best Dressed Prince and Hair Band Rockers. “People should attend the dance because it will be so much fun!” said Wnuk. “People really seem to like dressing up for the themed dances and it is great to see how creative people are with their costumes!”

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Candy Making Demo, & Tree Tapping Demonstrations. Maple Weekends March 18 - 19& and 25 -VISIT 26THE WEB AT WWW.MAPLEGLENSYRUP.COM OR CALL 532-5483 FOR MORE INFORMATION DIRECTIONS, 10 - 4 SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

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12502 Vaughn St. (Rt. 240) East Concord, NY 14055 (716) 592-2299 • (716) 954-3016

Welcome to Our Sugarhouse! OPEN ALL WEEKENDS IN MARCH Serving light lunches • Children’s Activities Visit our Maple Supplies Store & Museum Open 10am - 4 pm Saturday & Sunday Hayrides • Maple Ice Cream • Candy • Cream • Mustard • Jelly • Peanuts • Fluff

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syrup in its many forms right from the source. This event is organized by and sponsored the New York State Maple Producers Association. They are proudly funded by both our members and the NYS Department of Agriculture. to Maple Weekend can: and natural food product at its freshest and in its

Visitors • Taste a pure many forms. • Learn how maple syrup and other maple confections are made. • Experience the unique family traditions of making maple syrup in New York State. • Celebrate New York’s first agricultural harvest of the season in a family-friendly environment. • Meet the producers who annually make New York the second largest maple producing state in the U.S. • Share in the many ways to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple drinks and products. • Witness sustainable agriculture at its best. The following are some of the maple farms around Springville who will be participating in this year’s maple weekends: Beaver Meadow Audubon Center (Maple Harvest Festival) 1610 Welch Rd, Java Center, NY 14082 Maple Glen Sugar House, 2266 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda, NY 14070-9770, (716) 532-5483 or, Ploetz’s Maple Syrup, 12955 Dowd Road, Springville, NY 14141, (716) 5977945 or Wendel’s Maple & More 12502 Vaughn Street, East Concord, NY 14055, (716) 592-2299 or (716) 954-3016, For a complete listing of participating farms, and additional details of what each farm will be offering, visit

side of the city who looked forward to embracing their new life in America but still wanted to preserve the traditions of the past. In 1888, the city donated a parcel of land to a group of citizens who used it to gather together and share news, sell goods, and celebrate their heritage. The Market quickly grew, covering an entire city block, and became the second largest business section in the city. In addition to traditional Eastern European foods like Polish sausage, pierogis, galumpkis (cabbage rolls), butter lambs, and fresh ground horseradish, exotic delicacies from all over the world were imported, like African dates, Spanish olives, jellied eels, and rare wines. Although the physical building of the Market has changed over the decades, the tradition of the ethnic “old world” shopping atmosphere remains strong. The first structure was destroyed by a fire at the beginning of the 20th

near the Market entrance. The Market is well known for its regular vendors who are set up daily. Three bakeries— Chrusciki Bakery, Mazurek’s Bakery and White Eagle— offer a variety of treats including fresh pastries, pierogi and paczki. Get a great cut of meat or fresh made sausage from Camellia Meats, Lupas Meats, or Broadway Seafood, Meats & Poultry. Of course, no visit is complete without stopping at the Market’s regular produce vendors, Lewandowski Produce and Famous Horseradish. Those who plan on spending the day at the Market can enjoy a meal at one of three on-site restaurants: East-West Café, Marge’s Soul Food, and Potts Deli. Saturday is a great day to visit the Broadway Market, as many more specialty vendors set up on this day only. Chateau Buffalo Wines, D’Avolio Olive

Oils & Vinegar, Gino’s Italian Bakery, Lewiston Jams & Jellies, and Sweet Temptations Du Jour are just a few of the vendors you can find at the Market on Saturdays! For a complete listing of vendors, visit www.broadwaymarket. org. There’s no better time than this weekend to visit the Market. Saturday, March 18th is the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, which takes place at the Market’s stage in the food court area. At 11:30 a.m., the Rince na Tiarna Irish Dancers will perform, followed by a live performance of traditional Irish songs by the Blarney Bunch from noon to 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to take part in the Polish Beer Tastings and vote on your favorite one to be served at the annual Dyngus Day Party on April 17. For many, heading to the Boardway Market at Easter time is a family tradition. Mark your calendars—their Easter Festival kicks off on Friday, March 31. The Broadway Market is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays). To learn more about the Market or to become a vendor, visit or call (716)893-0705. Follow the Broadway Market on Facebook for photos and news about upcoming events.

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Computer Training on Ancestry: Saturday, March 18 from 11am-1pm. An introduction to tracing your family roots with Ancestry Library Edition (ALE), a database available at any BECPL location. Similar to the popular website, this database contains collections of vital and original records, including those relating to birth, marriage, death, military service, and immigration. Skill Level: Advanced. Registration is required; please sign up at the library. Book Club: Monday, March 20 at 11 a.m. We will be discussing the novel “Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech. International Waffle Day: Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. We will be reading a few books about waffles and then we are going to make and enjoy them with whipped cream on top! Please call or visit the library to sign up! Focus Group: Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. Focus group for parent/caregiver of children 0-5 about Library services. Registration is required, call or stop in to sign up! Lego Club: Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 4-12, registration is helpful but not required! Dinosaurs: Thursday, March 30 at 530pm. Journey back through time to the land of dinosaurs! Learn about dinosaurs through stories, a relay race, puzzles and other games. Then make a 3-D pop-up card! Ages 6-10, please call or visit the library to sign up! 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.

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For Rent: Charming 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in Great Valley. All appliances including washer/ dryer. Very large fenced in yard and in the Ellicottville School District. One year lease at $1,200 per month includes lawn care and snowplowing. References and Security Deposit required. May consider rent to own. Available April 1st. Call 716-969-3946 For Rent: 1 Bedroom Apartment above the Gin Mill in the Village of Ellicottville (can be noisy at times). $750 per month includes washer/dryer and all utilities except electric. References and Security Deposit required. Call 716-969-3946

Help Wanted

Servers, Bartenders, Line Cooks, FT / PT. Apply at Papa Jakes, 243 W. Main St., Springville Hiring – The Jefferson Inn – Immediate opening for Innkeeper’s Assistant at The Jefferson Inn bed and breakfast. 2-4 days per week, weekends required. Work includes cleaning, reservations, baking, food prep, gardening and guest interaction. Basic computer skills required. Qualified candidates must be mature, reliable, detail oriented, self-motivated. Prior cleaning and/or hospitality experience a plus. Send resume/letter to The Jefferson Inn, PO Box 1566, Ellicottville NY 14731 or email info@

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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Applications are being accepted until 3:00pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 for the Summer Employment Program for all Village Operations.

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stage coach stop. By 1939, things were changing in Springville and the Concord House met its demise. It was to be razed for a new modern gas station run by Frank Block. So what happened to the bar business? That year, Lawrence Zielinski Sr. bought the bar business for $800 from the McAllister brothers who ran the Concord House at the time. Mr. Zielinski moved the bar across the street into space he rented, and later purchased in 1948, from Blanche Stady. In the beginning, the bar, named Lawrence’s, served 65 cent fish fries. “My parents served blue pike, and then yellow pike; eventually they had to serve haddock,” remembered Larry Zielinksi. Lawrence Zielinski ran the bar for 56 years until he died in 1995. In 1995, Larry Zielinski Jr. was left the bar and decided that he didn’t want to see it close. He was still working in Buffalo as an accountant. He and his son relocated to Springville. He commuted back and forth to Buffalo for work, while his son ran the bar during the day. Walking into Lawrence’s is like walking back in history. Some of the same tables and chairs still remain from when they opened in 1939. The walls are filled with historic memorabilia, including a large painting of the old Benz water wheel on Cattaraugus Creek by Shultes Bridge. The old 1931 baseball photos of Springville’s baseball teams remind you of the original Lawrence who played. “I keep the menu small,” said Larry. “It helps when licensing comes around and it’s easy to manage.” Lawrence’s still serves hamburgers, cheeseburgers and fried bologna at a reasonable price. Another

tradition at Lawrence’s is the “Mucket Bucket.” It was started by a group of regulars in the 1950s called the choir boys. The bucket was a place to drop loose change or another donation. Several times throughout the year, the money is given to local charities like Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, The Children’s League and the Boys Scouts. Over $35,000 has been donated over the years. It is the classic blue collar neighborhood bar that always dotted western New York. Believe it or not, Lawrence’s is the longest licensed establishment in Erie County. That means that no other bar or restaurant in the region has had a continual liquor license for as long as Lawrence’s has. It may be that Lawrence’s has not had any trouble that could be associated with bars. “We don’t attract it and we don’t want it,” Larry said. Larry also mentioned that since he has taken over, distributors have changed. At one time, you would have two or three distributors to buy from; today, you have one distributor that can raise the prices when he chooses to. It makes it harder when you try to keep prices low. Lawrence’s offers domestic beers and liquors common to the area. “We have our regulars, retired teachers and Winsmith workers— the same crowd we have had for years,” Larry explained. One new tradition is the weekly Wednesday concerts by Springville’s own Bob Muhlbauer. Every Wednesday from 6:30 to about 9:30 p.m., Bob performs on his acoustic guitar. It’s a nice midweek draw for Lawrence’s. From the end of Prohibition to today, Lawrence’s has been providing Springville a quiet place to grab a beer and a burger.

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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 Springville-Griffith Institute School Board 2nd Monday

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

A parade in the foreground and Lawrence’s in the background about the time it opened in 1939. Note the bubble brick on the exterior —stucco was later put over it.



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Springville Fish Fry Roundup By Elizabeth Riggs

For many, there’s no better way to enjoy the Lenten season than indulging in a tasty Friday night fish fry. Lucky for those living in and around Springville, there are many places to grab a hearty meal that fits the bill. Fried, beer battered or broiled fish, paired with delicious sides like fries and mayo-based salads, this area has got you and your Friday evenings covered! Apple Dumplin’, located at 521 South Cascade Drive, offers a Friday fish fry with a variety of homemade sides to choose from. Cozy Corner, located at 690 East Main Street, will be offering Friday Fish Fry throughout Lent, served with coleslaw, bread and butter and your choice of potato. Colden Country Inn, located at 8815 State Road, Colden, will be offering fish frys as well as shrimp dinners, seafood platters, scallop dinners and several more non-meat items every Friday throughout the Lenten season. Colden Market and Café, located at 8796 State Road, Colden, is offering Icelandic haddock fish fry, fish sandwiches, fantail shrimp dinners, and seafood pot pies with shrimp, lobster and crab meat, every Friday until Easter. Colden Mill Restaurant, located at 8348 Boston Colden Road, Colden, boasts their Friday fish fry to be the best in Western New York. The Mill will offer fish Tuesday through Saturday throughout Lent. Harvest Room at Kissing Bridge, a bar and grill located at Kissing Bridge Ski Resort at 10296 State Road, Glenwood, is serving up fish frys on Fridays beginning at 5 p.m. through Easter. JD’s Brew Pub Inc., located at 405 South Cascade Drive, offers a Friday fish fry with your choice of battered, baked or broiled fish, served with cabin slaw, macaroni salad,

choice of potato and a slice of rye. Julie’s Pizzeria, located at 12 East Main Street, will be serving a Friday Fish Fry and homemade New England clam chowder every Friday and Saturday throughout Lent. Kiril’s Restaurant, located at 248 West Main Street, is serving up variety seafood options this Lenten season. Specials include coconut shrimp, rum glazed shrimp, scallop and apple salad, and Italian broiled fish, among other items. Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe, located at 56 East Main Street, Suite 8, will adding a crab cake on an onion roll and a fish sandwich, both served with sides of mac and cheese, to their menu throughout Lent. Mary’s Fireside Inn, located at 12133 Vaughn Street, East Concord, is offering a Friday fish fry with a battered filet served with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. Papa Jakes, located at 243 West Main Street, on Fridays is serving up a Haddock filet, prepared with your choice of panko breading, broiled with lemon pepper seasoning, or Cajun style, with French fries coleslaw, crab macaroni or a garden salad. Pit Stop Pizza Cafe, located at 689 East Main Street, is dishing up Friday fish fries served with curly fries, coleslaw, macaroni salad and a roll, in addition to fish sandwiches and veggie pizzas throughout Lent. Springville Moose, located at 13080 Buffalo Road, is offering a Friday fish fry served with macaroni salad, coleslaw, your choice of potato and a roll, every Friday throughout lent. Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza, located at 385 Cascade Drive, offers broiled or beer-battered fish dinners with your choice of baked potato or fries and two side of homemade salads.

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