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MARCH 9-15, 2018 VOLUME 3 ISSUE 10

Your Hometown Newspaper

The official newspaper of the Town of Concord, serving Springville, the surrounding communities and Springville-Griffith Institute Central Schools

SGI Board Talks Budget, P-TECH Project By Rich Place

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

as we celebrate the opening of our new Springville office

Friday, March 9 11:30 am 65 East Main Street, Springville Light refreshments will be served.

SPRING FORWARD Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m.

The Springville GriffithInstitute Board of Education on Tuesday heard indepth presentations on the potential capital project that would bring P-TECH programming to Springville and also a line-by-line update on the district’s budget development. School business administrator Maureen Lee and district treasurer Sara Kennison outlined work on the 2018-19 school budget, which is currently a $38.82 million spending plan, an increase of $1.98 million compared to the current budget. “I’m proud of this budget, a lot of work went into it — a lot of good, collaborative work,” Lee told the board.

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next year and so you see the budget reflect that.” The students with disabilities line of the budget jumped from $3.78 million in 2017-18 to a projected $4.89 million next year. The largest jump in that aspect of the budget is an $809,418 in BOCES services. By going line-by-line

through the budget — an intense, hour-long process — school board members noticed several areas that were redistributed, the result of a tag-team effort by Lee and Kennison to better attribute personnel costs to the right budget lines. “It was a lot of digging in,

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“I know it takes us to the top limit of the (tax) cap but, as you can see, we had some real challenges this year.” Some of the increase is due to an unconventional jump in special education, board members learned, as six special education students entered the district after the start of the school year, according to Superintendent Kimberly Moritz. She called it the “most difficult issue this year financially.” “It is absolutely our responsibility and obligation to educate those students to the best of our ability and sometimes there’s a high price tag with that,” Moritz said. “That’s what we got hit with this year. So those students remain ours for

By Jennifer Weber

The Village of Springville Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 5. Mayor Bill Krebs opened the meeting with a public hearing on the tentative 2018-2019 budget (fiscal year runs June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019). Krebs described the proposed budget as one that will “provide efficient services with a modest cost increase without going over the tax cap.” The proposed 2018-2019 budget will see a tax rate increase from 1.6 percent to $17.26/1000 with the tax levy set at $1,762,527 or 1.72 percent higher than last year (tax levy cap is $1,785,313 or 3 percent.) Total appropriations are $3,447,872, which is an increase of $19,235 from

last year’s budget by 0.6 percent. “The rise in the appropriations budget line comes from projects including Franklin Street, Heritage Park and the Public Safety Building,” explained Krebs. Projects account for a $331,844 increase from 2015. Overall trend is less than 3 percent growth. The Village pays for the appropriated $3,447,872 through the following budget lines: • Property Tax Levy: $1,762,527 • Other Revenues: $1,450,345 • Unappropriated Fund Balance: $235,000 The general fund is the plan to pay for Village services and community development projects.

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Property taxes provide for 51 percent of this fund, with a large portion, 48 percent, going toward public safety and streets. Krebs also reported that taxable property valuation has increased by $161,125 this year and the Village is experiencing flat trend growth. With a total of 1,659 parcels in the Village for a total taxable value of

$153,289,947, 33 percent of these parcels are exempt from taxes, which is a value of $51,168,187. This makes the total taxable value of parcels in the Village to be $102,121,760. The current Unappropriated Fund Balance for the Village is $1,477,356. New York State

with the large tall houses that we have in our area. The Heary Bros. have a catalog that shows page after page of light rods, connectors, and anything you might want to get, making sure that each structure is protected from a strike of lighting, that could set a barn on fire, causing loss of the hay, equipment that was stored inside and livestock. Inside your house, the television and electronics have a chance of being shorted out. There are cold bolts of lighting that merely destroy

and hot bots of lighting that are so named because they encounter resistance that causes fires. Lightning, of course, is an event of nature. It is the giant spark that uses a negatively charged storm cloud with the positively charged Earth. As I read the old local newspapers, I found that week after week, a barn was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, or it would spread to the other sheds or even a house. You did not have to go out

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A Look Back

Lightning Rods and the Heary Bros. By Jolene Hawkins

It’s the time of the year where we get thunderstorms, winds, rain and, of course, lightning! It was during a thunderstorm in 1752 when Ben Franklin discovered that lighting was actually electricity. That discovery paved the way for the development of the first lighting rod called “Franklin Rod.” Now, what does that have to do with anything? Well in 1895, Ira Moore, who was a traveling salesman, stopped off at the Hamburg Hotel and tempted the bartender with a chance to augment his income by selling lightning arrestors. Here we are six generations later and the Heary Brothers

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Company is still producing lighting protection devices. How does a lightning rod work? In plain English, a lighting rod or lightning conductor is an iron rod that is used to make lighting strike it, rather than strike something else. It’s part of a lightning protection system. Such a system is made of many rods. These rods are usually placed at high points of buildings and structures. In addition, paths are made, so the electricity can be taken from the rooftop to the ground. So who has these devices locally? Buffalo General Hospital and the Erie Community College downtown campus are equipped with the preventor

systems, along with St Aloysius Recreation Hall in Springville, and then there are larger customers such as the Citicorp skyscraper in New York City, the dome which houses Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose airplane in Long Beach, Calif. and the United States Mint Building in Philadelphia, Pa., even the Statue of Liberty! And we cannot forget the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Occidental Office Building in Niagara Falls and the Helmsley Palace Hotel in New York City. Around here, lightning would strike barns, along

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At the Springville Times, our content is written by local people. We have a team of local writers, many of whom live in the SGI district, so advertising dollars going to the Springville Times support local people who live here in the community, who in turn, put the dollars right back into the community. If you support the Shop Local Movement, please support the Springville Times, the official paper of the Town of Concord. In this issue: Village Election • SGI Board • A Look Back at the Heary Bros. • Springville Village Board Business Spotlight on S&N Eilieen’s • SGI Trap Club • SGI Sports and Other Winter Sports • Community Calendar and Area Events

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At the Springville Times, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best original stories and news from people who live and work right here in this community. Over the next several weeks, we will be featuring our staff and writers so you can get to know all of us a little better.

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Kim Carrow is an advertising salesperson for the Springville Times. Kim grew up in West Falls, attended Colden Elementary School, and graduated from SGI in 1986. Kim, her husband, Roger, and their children, Hunter and Hannah, who attend SGI high school, live on Main Street in Springville. As past business owner of My Best Friend’s Closet and current business owner of Pawell’s Pet Products, she is very involved in various community organizations and has assisted with special events like A Very Merry Main Street. “We are really a self sufficient community, with everything you need in close proximity,” said Kim about her love of Springville. “I like going into a local small business and knowing the owner and seeing their family work there. You feel a connection and a sense of pride that your hard earned money is helping your neighbors. The schools are great, I feel safe in Springville and the people are friendly. I also like the beauty of the great outdoors!” Contact Kim at


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As we set the clocks ahead this weekend, it’s time to dream of longer days and green grass. For me, as for many families in Springville, this is also the time to start thinking about spring sports. If your kiddos like to be involved in soccer, baseball or softball during the spring and summer months, there’s no better place to be than here, where SYI offers all of these opportunities for kids as young as four and as old as seniors in high school. I have personally been involved with SYI as a coach for about 10 years now, and my husband has taken his involvement a step further by being a board member for several years. I can’t say enough nice things about the organization and the group of volunteers who put in countless hours of their time to give so many opportunities to area youth. Signing up your kids for any of their programs and you know you are in good hands! The deadline for softball and baseball is this Monday, March 12, and for soccer is March 31. Before you know it, the snow will be gone and it’ll be time to play ball! Hope to see you around! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times

Join us for our ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 9 at 11:30 am to celebrate the opening of our new office at 65 East Main Street.

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suggests municipalities carry a healthy fund balance, which Springville has and is able to use this balance to leverage grants revenue such as $300,000 from Erie County for Smart Growth for Franklin and Mechanic Street, $325,000 from Erie County Smart Growth for Heritage Park and Factory Street, $30,000 from NY Main Municipal Projects and $12,000 from the Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation for the Rail Trail. “We are using this unappropriated fund balance to spend on specific projects not to pay the payroll,” explained Krebs. “It’s a smart use to dip into funds for the quality of life in Springville; these things are very visible and very important to us.” The Enterprise Funds (Sewer, Water and Electric) are separated accounting lines that must be balanced every year and are not supported by tax revenues. The Water Fund appropriations for 20182019 is $1,197,939 which is a decrease of $14,771 or 1 percent from last year. This fund pays for the pumping, purification, transmission

of water in the Village and will include water pump repairs on Well #1 and the scheduled replacement of a truck in the coming budget year. Sewer Fund appropriations are $779,854, which is an increase of $7,873 or 1 percent over last year. This rate increase will correct a funding shortage for this year due to a negative fund balance in 2016, mitigate aging concrete problems at the plant and the infiltration problems in sewer pipes. The Electric Fund pays for the purchase and transmission of electric power, which has set rates controlled by Public Service Commission. Trustee Terry Skelton commented that it is a “fiscally responsible budget.” Anyone looking for more information about the proposed 2018-2019 budget can view the public hearing presentation online at www. In other news, Board Administrator Liz Melock reminded the public that the Village election will take place on Tuesday, March 20, at 65 Franklin Street from 12 – 9 p.m. The last

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day to register to vote in the election is March 9. Residents who would like to vote by absentee ballot can contact the village office by March 13 to receive an application. The board voted to accept changes to the fee structure for the following: • 60-22 Chicken License $100 • 155-77 Subdivision Final Approval Fee $75 per lot plus engineering costs • 193-91 Water Permit Inspection $100 • 193-70 Sewer Permit Inspection $100 Superintendent Ken Kostowniak gave an update on the recent winter snowstorm on Friday, March 2, stating that it took longer

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LOCAL Government Krebs Seeking Fourth Term as Mayor in Uncontested Race

maintained parks, roads and sidewalks. “That’s what we do quite well as a village,” Krebs said. “It’s multifaceted and a lot of work is done behind the scenes.” But as another answer to why he believes Springville is a great place to live, Krebs didn’t hesitate to credit the residents. By Rich Place “It’s just because of the For village mayor Bill people who live here,” Krebs, now isn’t the time he added. “This is a very to slow down. friendly town and village to Continuing to build on live in. We have a very nice momentum of his previdowntown area here. We ous three terms, Krebs is have a lot of doctors here, seeking re-election to his the school district is great, fourth term in office in there are plenty of churches. an uncontested race for It’s just walkable.” mayor. Krebs noted the com“It’s not the time to sit munity’s relatively high back and say ‘things are walkability score helps tie going too good, we’ll just much of the village together keep doing what we do,’” through a network of sidehe said. “You can’t do walks and crosswalks. that. We’ve got too many In seeking re-election, other things we have to do. Krebs expects to continue We have to keep moving overseeing a handful of forward and keep building projects currently in the relationships.” works, including a project After a dozen years as scheduled for next year to village mayor, his expect- improve the sidewalks and ed next term would add bicycle use in some of the to an extensive political streets in Springville. The career that dates back to grant is funded in part by the the early ‘90s and includes state DOT, he said. time as a village trustee “We want to continue to and on the village planstay on the radar of New ning board. York state and Erie County His time as mayor has agencies for other grants allowed Krebs and those to improve our village and, he has worked with to through my experience and develop long term planwhat I’ve done, I can really ning, which he said is one help Springville do that,” of the primary reasons the he said. village is a position he’s Krebs said during his proud of today. tenure as mayor he has imHe said a lot of the work proved the financial standthat goes on behind the ing of the village, and cites scenes — like the budkeeping that momentum goget planning, engineering under his leadership as ing, legal negotiations and one of the primary reasons more — all contribute to for again seeking re-election provide village residents this year. with efficient essential “It’s important that services, public safety and Springville remains finan-

cially in a well-positioned place,” he said. “That’s why I ran: I didn’t want Springville to slip into a complacency where there’s no longterm planning and elected officials go down a shortterm track of not seeing how important planning is. I want to see that continue.” Although admitting larger projects span across multiple terms of office, Krebs said he had a handful of potential projects he hopes he, along with other village officials, can focus on. One of them includes seeing streetscape improvements on West Main Street from South Cascade Drive to the village center. “At least twice we’ve gone to DOT with ideas and looking for grants and we have not been successful,” he said. “That’s a big project that would require DOT help. So I would anticipate in the next few years we’d try that again. That part of Main Street needs some work.” The Rails to Trails project also needs to be seen through to completion, he said. Plus, it’s likely Eaton Park will see some attention in the next few years once funding can be allocated for its improvement. There’s also some projects on village utilities that he knows are coming up, too. Overseeing these projects as they continue — or, in some cases, getting potential projects started — will likely be done by Krebs in his fourth term, given his uncontested race for mayor. “I’ve always had, when I run for re-election, a sense that there’s issues that need to be addressed and projects that need to be completed for Springville to continue to move forward,” he said. “That’s the way I feel now.”

Pazzuti, a Familiar Face at Springville Elementary, Seeking Trustee Seat

By Rich Place

Each day, Kim Pazzuti teaches of some of the village’s youngest residents in her third grade classroom at Springville Elementary School. So when one of the children asked Pazzuti why her name was on a sign in someone’s front yard, it became a teaching opportunity for her. And while teaching students is nothing new — she’s been at Springville Elementary for 17 years — explaining why her name is on a political sign is a bit different. Pazzuti is running for village trustee, one of three vying for two seats on the board. “I feel I’m very present in the community but I’m not as active as maybe I could be in the community,” she said about why she is running for office. It’s an almost misleading statement for the head coach for the Springville Griffith-Institute girls

modified basketball team and varsity softball team; a union representative for five years; a PTA member; a 10year veteran of the Springville Youth Inc. (SYI) board and a ruling elder for six years at Springville Presbyterian Church. Pazzuti has lived in Springville for 23 years with her husband, John, and has raised her family here. “We chose to live here and raise our family,” she said, noting she has two SGI graduates. “And I want other people to see how wonderful it is and to raise their family here.” Pazzuti explained her experience with budgets — an important part of serving on the village board — including working on them at both SYI and at the Presbyterian Church. She’s hoping to bring that experience to the village. “I really like that our village is in the black,” she said. “They are doing good things and this village is wonderful. It’s flourishing, it seems that everything is running pretty smoothly and I want to make sure that continues.” She also stated some of her goals include demonstrating financial restraint in village operations, fostering intergovernmental cooperating, maintaining the village’s distinctive character and continuing village com-

mitment to public safety. And as a teacher of some of the district’s younger students, she has firsthand experience with many of the area’s younger families. “It’s having our young stay here to raise their family,” she said. “There are a lot of wonderful things going on now, but just to continue that, you’ve got to keep that growth happening in our community.” Originally from outside of the area, Pazzuti also gets first hand experience of how those outside of Springville view the area when family comes to visit. And what she hears makes herself proud of where she lives, she said. “When my family comes in to visit, they always say how friendly we are here, how we can walk the whole village,” Pazzuti said. “It’s just the little things of like going out for ice cream and having that nice village (feel). And it’s safe.” Pazzuti said one of the best parts about running for a village position is that it seems candidates are running solely for the betterment of the village, not for personal gain or political agendas. “What I really like about it is that it’s not Republican, it’s not Democrat,” she said. “It’s making the right decisions for the village, which is how it always should be.”

Rose Seeking First Term on Village Board

She said she is only here,” she said. one of many young adults Now Rose, who is becoming more active in the involved in a handful Springville community, and of community activities already, is looking to earn a her presence on the village board would give even more position on the Springville Village Board in a three-way of a voice to that generation. “I know millennials tend race for two seats. “The more I thought about to get a bad rap but at the same time, look around the it, the more I thought this village: there are a lot of was something I’d really millennials doing things for be interested in,” she said By Rich Place this village,” she said. about running for trustee. It seems from the time Looking forward, “The thought of running the village board from his the ongoing work on the Elise Rose moved away Rose said one area of for an elected position is position on the Village Zon- Rails to Trails through the improvement for the village a little intimidating, but I ing Board of Appeals. village that he said is being from Springville, her hometown kept drawing her want to be more involved is its self promotion. “I’m very committed, used more frequently. back. Now, she’s running “We need to let people in the community and what very concerned with our And while he said he’s for trustee of the village she better way than go and be a know how great Springville village life,” he said. “My proud of the downtown grew up in. is,” she said. “There is so trustee.” whole being is the commu- business scene, filling the Rose, a 2004 graduate much here and people don’t As the potentially nity that we create in the remaining empty storefronts realize it.” youngest member of the village. You can go to other are a priority for him should of Springville GriffithInstitute and owner of She said she is also village board, Rose said villages and people still he be elected to another Sheret Jewelers on Main committed to ensuring those she hopes to bring a fresh don’t know their neighbors, term. Street, is looking to become perspective to the group. in the community are able still don’t know what’s go“We’re trying to create By Rich Place “They do a great job with to utilize the grants the ing on downtown. Everythat environment where we the youngest member of the Springville Village Board in what they are doing already, village has been acquiring. For Terry Skelton, sitting thing that is going on with want business owners to on the sidelines simply isn’t the community of our vilbut sometimes you just need After all, she said, when the come in and open business- her first attempt at running an option. That’s the reason lage is what makes Spring- es in Springville,” he said. for political office. a fresh perspective and I feel village gets grant money, She attended Liberty he’s been on the Springville ville great.” “it means people are seeing I have a little bit different “It all comes down to our Village Board for nearly a Springville.” experience than they do,” As a veteran member of infrastructure, our low taxes University in Lynchburg, Va., where she obtained her decade and is seeking reRose also said she will she said. the village board — includ- (and) our low electric rates.” election to another term this ing previously serving as be easily accessible before, In addition to owning Creating that environment psychology degree and met year. during and after elections, Sheret Jewelers — where deputy mayor for six years for potential business own- her husband, Mike. “We were down there for you’ll find her almost daily It’s also a driving facdue in part to her presence — Skelton said he’s most ers gives them the opportua while and we tried coming tor why he serves on the right at a Main Street — she also serves on the proud of seeing the imnity to move their establishSpringville Youth Inc. (SYI) provement to Springville’s business. And she’s also board of the Springville ment to Springville, which back to Springville a few board and has coached Area Chamber of Commerce inviting the community to downtown. He attributed leads to more people living times,” Rose said. “It just youth teams there for over stop by Sheret Jewelers and the Downtown much of the success to May- and working in the commu- never panned out right. “Then when my father 30 years. And that drive from 10 a.m. to noon March Merchant Committee. or Bill Krebs, who is also nity, Skelton said. passed away shortly after is evident as a past found17 to meet her and enjoy She’s also active with the seeking re-election and run“I would just like to we found out we were er and board member of donuts and coffee. First Presbyterian Church ning unopposed. continue that economic the Boys & Girls Club of “We always have coffee of Springville and, with The focus on green space growth,” he said, noting the expecting our first child, I definitely wanted to Springville. here, we don’t always have the couple’s three small and the village’s walkability grants the village has recent“There’s something indonuts,” she said with a children, with the local has been beneficial for all ly obtained to help business raise my family here and side me (that says) I can’t smile. “Stop and get to talk chapter of MOPS (Mothers residents, Skelton said. owners fix up their facades everything just sort of fell sit on the sidelines,” he to me more one-on-one.” “We have an older and and apartments. “Stuff like into place for us to come up of Preschoolers). said. “I’m not one of those a younger population, so that is phenomenal.” people who complain but we’ve got both ends of the For Skelton, another term don’t do anything about it.” spectrum,” he said. “So we on the village board would Skelton has worked at have the walkability where allow him to continue his Moog in East Aurora for older people can get out and devotion to Springville over 37 years, currently walk where they need to go from the political realm and serving as an IT manager in without having to jump in continue to give back to the its corporate division. He the car, and the same with community. was born in Springville and the younger families who “Springville is my forever has lived here most of his are walking for exercise or home — I’m a village resilife. He and his wife, Lauri, just to get out and get some dent until they plant me up raised three children and fresh air.” in Maplewood Cemetery,” The Village election will be held Tuesday, March 20, have five grandchildren, Skelton has been imhe quipped. “I’ll run until at 65 Franklin Street from 12 – 9 p.m. The last day four of whom reside in the pressed with the quality of I’m not able to run anymore to register to vote in the election is March 9. Springville school district. the village’s sidewalks and and keep trying to improve In 2008, Skelton was ap- new crosswalks, as well as the village.” pointed to fill a vacancy on

A Trustee Since 2008, Skelton Seeking Another Term

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EVENTS & Entertainment The Cordelian Club

Keeping Feet Dancing and Raising Funds since 1940 By Caitlin Croft

Coming up is the annual Cordelian Club dance that raises money for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. I got a chance to catch up with Shelly Baronich, active member in the club, and Kara Kane, Development Coordinator for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The Cordelian Club was organized in 1937 by a group of young Springville women who wanted to gather together and form their own special society. The purpose of the Club from the original by-laws (that are still honored 80 years later) is that they are a Club that is “social, educational, charitable and creative.” “I believe at the time, a member had to be under 30 years old! Thank goodness that rule is no longer enforced – we have members ranging in age from their 20s to their 70s!” Baronich tells me. The Club consists of no more than 35 members and one must be invited to join the club. Therefore, if a member resigns, an opening is created. They meet the second Tuesday of the month — only eight times per year — October thru May. “In our April meeting, current members can present a name or names of candidates for future membership. I was invited to join in 2001 and have been a very active member

ever since! I have met some fantastic, fun women and am very proud to say I have formed lifelong friendships by being a part of the Club,” said Baronich. In the Club’s by-laws it is stated that they sponsor three charities: Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, The Girl Scouts of America ($100) and the “Young Women’s Leadership Award” Scholarship ($100) to a deserving SGI Senior. “The dance is the avenue in which we raise all the money for these charitable donations,” said Baronich. Baronich explained, “Our meetings take place all over Springville. For example, we will be having our March meeting at Root 39 to learn about that business. We usually learn about a local business or organization or do

been a part of funding most major construction and renovation projects that led to the current physical plant of the hospital and nursing home. “In recent memory, the Cordelian Club funded the purchase of an ocular tonometer, which measures pressure in the eye, smart IV pumps for the inpatient floor, inpatient beds, digital mammography and the expansion of the Emergency Department,” said Kane. When asked what they something are hoping to purchase fun with this year’s funds, together – like a Kane replied, “The BCH painting class – and then administrative team is have our organizational looking at equipment needs meeting to plan the dance, for our departments that etc. afterwards. I have are coming up in the next learned so much about few months. Generally, we our wonderful community try to have the Cordelian and am very proud of The Club’s gift fund a single Cordelian Club, the women project so that the Club, who represent it and our our patients and our small friendly village!” employees know who Back in 1940, the made it happen. We will Cordelians held their first make some suggestions dance in Cascade Park, and recommendations to with tickets priced at $1.50 them soon.” a couple. When World War This year’s dance II broke out, dances were is on St. Patrick’s Day, discontinued, but by 1949, March 17th from 7-11 the dances resumed. p.m. at the Springville The first project funded Fire Hall. $35/ticket was an electrical surgical includes drinks, food, unit. “This group provides music, games, raffles and tremendous support for the BLARNEY!! Oh yeah... hospital and nursing home, you must wear green! If and we’re a stronger place you cannot make it to the because of them,” said dance, you can send a Kane. donation to P.O. Box 92, The Cordelian Club has Springville, NY 14141.


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Green Springville Welcomes Home Tool Library Founder Before you read this article, close your eyes and imagine your garage — or your shed, or barn, or back closet. On walls, in drawers, under counters and in dusty back corners, you will likely find tools, equipment or devices that are waiting, patiently, to be put to work again. Eyes open again? Good. Because there’s a program that has taken hold in Buffalo called the University Heights Tool Library (UHTL) that could change your mind about your household’s relationship with tools. The easiest way to describe the UHTL is this: imagine a giant shed in your neighbor’s backyard, with all the equipment, tools, supplies and implements available for you to borrow. As a program and a member-driven club, the UHTL is part of a movement around the world related to the “sharing economy.” In this case, people make resources available for their neighbors to maintain their homes, businesses, vehicles and gardens. And through each lending transaction, this Library is improving the quality of life in the city of Buffalo and surrounding suburbs. Started in 2011 by Springville-Griffith Institute graduate Darren Cotton, the UHTL boasts more than 700 members from Buffalo’s urban core and surrounding towns. “Living off-campus, I had the unfortunate experience of renting from

an absentee landlord,” said Cotton. “After making a few small improvements to the house along with my roommates, the idea for the Tool Library was born.” The UHTL is a centralized, community-based resource center where those who want to make positive changes can access tools without having cost as a barrier. For an annual membership fee - available to individuals and groups like block clubs - users have access to tools for car maintenance, metalworking, plumbing, gardening, electrical work and more. Do-it-yourselfers, tinkerers and people trying to economize on major purchases have gravitated toward the UHTL and the concept. Instead of buying equipment that might get used once or twice a year, UHTL members have access to borrow from a selection of more than 2,500 items. “Tools are a mix of donations from community

members, those that are purchased new, and those that have been donated by tool manufacturers, such as $500 from Craftsman and $5,000 from Black and Decker,” Cotton explained. Cotton pointed to the challenge of finding a balance between sustainability and accessibility. “Eventually we want the Tool Library to become a self-sustaining enterprise that relies primarily on membership dues,” he said. “But we also don’t want membership costs to create a barrier to entry for low-income individuals.” The University at Buffalo accepted the UHTL into its Social Impact Fellowship program, which will bring the resources of a master’s of social work student and a master of business administration student together to develop an expansion plan over the summer. Cotton and his team will receive a market analysis and feedback from

community meetings and focus groups to better understand the needs of community members, and possibly identifying a location for a satellite tool library. “I think the Tool Library fundamentally changes the way citizens can interact with their government and elected leaders,” Cotton said. “Policy and decision making become much more democratic and participatory because citizens are better equipped to create smallscale change in their community and then work with public officials to magnify these efforts, creating significant quality of life improvements in the process.” He continued, “Handson volunteerism and civic engagement can begin to repair the fragmented social fabric of our neighborhoods and ultimately lead to a more equitable city and region.” Through community support, member enthusiasm and private donations and grants, the library has grown into an example of sharing and sustainability. Green Springville has invited Cotton to present at its 2018 speaker series, where he will be the featured speaker on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Springville Center for the Arts. Learn more at greenspringville.

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Whether you’re in the mood for a fun night on the town or an action-packed day on the slopes, Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend has got you covered! Parades, beads, music, contests, and, of course, costumes, are yours for the taking this weekend as Ellicottville’s biggest family-friendly party of the season returns! Choose from two parades, contests, snow sculptures, cookouts, music and so much more. Enjoy all the high-energy, non-stop laughter-filled weekend that is Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (All events at Holiday Valley unless otherwise noted.) Saturday March 10 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Face Painting in Customer Service and Tannenbaum Lodge 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Safety Patrol Cookout, base of Yodeler Noon-4:30 p.m. Snowbar, base of Yodeler noon – 1 p.m. Snow Kayak demo on Cindy’s. Come watch these experts maneuver their kayaks down the ski slope! noon – 3:30 p.m. Family events at Creekside: DJ Dance Party, Obstacle Race, Scavenger Hunt, kiddie tubing 2 p.m. Bikini/Beer Slalom on lower Yodeler 3 p.m. Cardboard Box Race is back again on Cindy’s. Stay tuned for entry form and box specifications. 4-8p.m. Live music by Mo Porter at the Yodeler Lodge 6:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade, Village of Ellicottville. Sunday, March 11 9:00 til gone Ski Patrol Pancake Breakfast, top of Champagne Warming Hut 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Face Painting, Customer Service 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Safety Patrol Cookout, base of Yodeler 11:45 a.m. Line up for Costume Parade, Edelweiss Lean-to on Mardi Gras Noon Costume Parade down Mardi Gras, judging at bottom Noon Lederhosen Ski Club hot dog cookout, Ellicottville Ski Club wine and cheese slopeside Holiday Valley Lodge Noon-4:30 Snowbar at Yodeler 2 p.m. Dummy Downhill, Yodeler. $5 entry 3 p.m. Mercy Flight Raffle drawing 4-8 p.m. Live music, Yodeler Lodge

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POLICE REPORTS The Springville Times publishes police reports as received from police and government agencies. Reports are edited only for style and grammar. The Times is not responsible for errors in publication but is committed to accuracy. If you discover an error, contact the newsroom at 699-4062. Erie County Sheriff’s Office SPRINGVILLE — Jeremiah Bednarek, 36, no address given, was arrested Feb. 19 after Salamanca Police turned Bednarek over to deputies on an outstanding warrant. Bednarek was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending his next court appearance. COLLINS — Matthew Kreuzer, 30, of Angola, was charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance and various vehicle and traffic offenses following a traffic stop Feb. 20 on Richardson Road. He was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending his appearance in court and to answer outstanding warrants. CONCORD — Zachary McMahon, 23, of Orchard Park, was charged with driving on a revoked license, circumventing an interlock device, unlawful possession of marijuana and arrested on outstanding warrants from the city of Buffalo following a traffic stop Feb. 21 on Route 219. McMahon was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending his next court appearance. CONCORD — A Feb. 21 house fire on Glenwood Road was determined to be accidental by the Erie County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit, with the cause and origin determined to be a woodstove pipe. NORTH COLLINS — Thomas Almendinger, 55, of Hamburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, bald tire and failure to dim high beams following a traffic stop Feb. 22 on Main Street. A passenger in the vehicle, Arthur Vandette, 22, of Lakeview, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were released to a sober third party to appear in court at a later date. COLDEN — Joseph McNichol, 21, of Orchard Park, was charged with driving while intoxicated after deputies on Feb. 24 responded to a vehicle that had rolled over into a ditch on Darien Road. Deputies found the vehicle unoccupied but found the driver, McNichol, nearby. McNichol was released to a family member to appear in court at a later date. SPRINGVILLE — Casey West, 35, of Springville, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration following a traffic stop Feb. 25 on Newman Avenue. West was released to appear in court at a later date. SARDINIA — Edward Marzycki, 56, of Perry, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving across hazard road markings and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Feb. 25 on Curriers Road. Marzycki was released to a sober third party and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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CONCORD — A fire investigator from the Erie County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit listed the cause of a Feb. 26 barn fire on Dowd Road as undetermined after being requested on the scene by the local fire chief. No additional details were provided. BOSTON — Benjamin Talbot, 25, of Orchard Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to yield the right of way and unregistered motor vehicle following a traffic stop Feb. 28 on Boston State Road for failure to yield the right of way. Talbot was released to appear in court at a later date. COLLINS — A 17-year-old driver was transported to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after deputies responded to the report of an overturned vehicle Feb. 28 on East Becker Road. The cause of accident was listed as driver inexperience. CONCORD — Nathan Stapleton, 35, of Hamburg, was charged with seventhdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance Feb. 28 following a traffic stop on Moore Road. Stapleton was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending his court appearance or $250 bail. BOSTON — Deputies on March 2 responded to a fire at the Sprague Mobile Home Park on Boston State Road. A fire investigation from the Erie County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit determined the cause of the fire to be accidental after a coaxial cable from the street became energized, causing multiple fires to start in the wall of the residence. HOLLAND — Jesse McKune, 33, of Arcade, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to submit to a breath screening device, inadequate exhausted and failure to use designed lane following a traffic stop March 3 on Olean Road for failure to use designed lane. McKune was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending $250 bail or a court appearance. COLDEN — Paul Lashway, 29, of Lockport, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and using a portable electronic device while driving following a traffic stop March 4 on Center Street for using a portable electronic device while driving. Lashway was released to a sober third party to appear in court at a later date. New York State Police FREEDOM — Marvin S. Ritter, 58, of Freedom, was charged at 4:47 p.m. Feb. 28 with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. YORKSHIRE — Steven J. Kreitzbender, 41, of Yorkshire, was charged at 9:47 p.m. March 4 with driving while intoxicated and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol count of 0.08 or higher, both unclassified misdemeanors. YORKSHIRE — A one-vehicle accident was reported at 5:53 a.m. March 4 on Weaver Road near Church Street. Rick D. Neamon, 34, of Delevan, was identified as the driver. One injury was reported.

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Editor: I would first like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of the Village of Springville for allowing me to serve as your trustee for the past 6 years. I have been privileged to work with a group of individuals who truly understand the role of government and the responsibilities we have to serve all citizens. Under the direction of Mayor Bill Krebs, our village is a place that we can all be proud of. It is a great place to live. We work very hard on the village board to provide the residents a wide variety of services while keeping our infrastructure sound. This is all accomplished through sound fiscal policies and execution of a solid master plan. Together, we have brought grant opportunities to Main Street, have worked hard to spearhead the Rails to Trails initiative, reconstructed Franklin Street including an improved public safety building and completed Heritage Park for the enjoyment of all residents. This work is not easy. It takes a team, with a variety of perspectives and experience to adequately plan, develop, and execute the vast number of initiatives that the village undertakes. I am asking for your help to keep this momentum going. I have had the pleasure of knowing Terry Skelton for over 30 years. He is a tremendous asset to our board and to the village at large. He is thoughtful, forward thinking, and is always receptive to new ideas and challenges. His experience, dedication and true affection for the people of Springville are qualities that serve our board well. I have worked with Kim Pazzuti in her position as a board member for Springville Youth, Inc. for approximately a decade. Kim has tremendous powers of reason, understands the fiscal responsibilities that go along with being a board member and can always be counted on to make thoughtful and reasoned decisions. The same dedication and energy that she shows to her students in the classroom will carry over to the residents of our village. Kim is a proven leader. In closing, I would ask that you go to the polls on March 20th and cast your vote for Mayor Bill Krebs and trustee candidates Kim Pazzuti and Terry Skelton. These are candidates that will push personal agendas aside and work for all residents and businesses. Vote for proven leadership and experience. Keep the momentum going forward For Springville. Nils Wikman

Over the past few weeks our community has had the opportunity to consider some great candidates for the two seats available for village trustee. When I consider who I would like to have a voice in our local government I know that I want someone young, who has a fresh perspective and can ask new questions, or see things from a different point of view. I also want someone who is future minded. Not only are they thinking about what can happen here and now, but is also planning for the future of Springville. As a young mom here in this community I want my kids to grow up in a safe and active downtown. I want them to be excited about the resources available in this village. I want them to get connected and stay connected to Springville. I confidently recommend Elise Rose for village trustee. As a fellow young mom raising her children in this community, she is future minded. Elise has been actively involved in Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and she has a love for this village. Not only did she grow up and attend the public schools, she and her family live in the village and own Sheret Jewelers on Main Street. The enthusiasm and love Elise has for this community is what tells me she will be a great trustee. Vote Elise Rose on March 20th! Samantha Skura

Dear Editor, I am running for Mayor because Village government needs to continue to move the Village forward. And for the same reason I am endorsing Terry Skelton and Kim Pazzuti for Trustees and who are running in the same independent party For Springville. The choice is clear. In order to continue to secure and improve our Village, Springville needs proven experienced Trustees. For Springville candidates are just that. Terry Skelton has served the community as an appointed and elected official. He has years of experience in working on the Board of Springville Youth Incorporated. He is a successful businessman employed by Moog. He is a devoted father and grandfather who is dedicated to our Village. Kim Pazzuti brings new proven experience to the Board. She is an experienced educator. She has experience in educational leadership. She is a coach of two interscholastic sports team. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Springville Youth Incorporated. She has chosen to raise her family in Springville. Like Terry, she has the proven leadership experience and dedication to lead our Village. New energy, Proven Leadership. Experience and Vision. That is what we need. Please vote For Springville on March 20. Our community needs your vote. Sincerely, Bill Krebs Mayor of Springville Candidate for Re-election

Dear Editor, With village elections around the corner, I wanted to write a letter to endorse Terry Skelton as a Village Trustee. I have been listening to Terry promote the virtues of Springville ever since I left for college and I am impressed with the growth of the Village. As a former resident and SGI graduate, I didn’t think I would return once I left for college. I was wrong. When my wife and I started looking for a place to settle down and raise a family, Terry’s love for the Village rang true. It was important for us to find a place with a sense of community that supports the arts and was safe. Additionally, we were drawn to Springville by the beautiful historic district, well maintained streets and utilities as well as affordable taxes. Terry has worked diligently over three terms as Village Trustee to better this community. Also, he has worked in various positions for Springville Youth Incorporated as President, Vice President and currently Treasurer. In the end, he has made Springville an easy place to come back to. Please go out and vote on March 20 for Terry Skelton so that he may continue to work to improve the Village. Thank you. Tyler Skelton

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Book Club: Monday March 12 at 11am. We will be discussing My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry. Everyone is welcome. You can request a copy online or at the Library desk. Dr. Seuss Story Hour: Tuesday, March 13 at 5:15 pm. Come and enjoy some Dr. Seuss fun! We will read

a few of his many crazy and tongue tying books, have a cat in the hat challenge and make a fun Lorax craft. Ages 3-10. Stop by the Library or call 532-5129 to register. Lap Sit: Thursdays, March 15 through March 29 at 6:00 pm. For children ages 6 months – 2 years and a caregiver. Children will be introduced to rhymes, finger plays, music, songs, stories and much more. Sign up is appreciated. Stop by or call. Lego Club: Monday, March 19 at 6:30pm. Ages 4-12. Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! Computer Class: eBooks

and eReaders. Friday, March 23 at 2 pm. Just get a new eReader and don’t know how to use it? Want to learn how to get FREE eBooks from the library? This class is for you. Stop by the Library or call 532-5129 to register. Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 24 at 10 am. Children age 0–10 are invited to join in the great hunt to find all the lost eggs that have been misplaced in the library. Pre-Registration is required for this event. Please stop by or call to register. Registration ends March 19th. Computer Class: MS Word 2016 Intermediate.

Tuesday, March 27 at 2 pm. Learn how to use copy and paste functions, insert tables and images, and change font type to create a flyer! Stop by or call to register. Tinkering in the Library! Tuesday, March 27 at 5:30 pm. Ages 1-12. With different rotating activities each month, there will be new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Stop by or Call 716-532-5129 to sign up. The Library will be CLOSED on Good Friday, March 30. Please use our book drop or you can renew on line at www.Buffalolib. org.

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Letters to the Editor To the Editor, Small businesses drive our economy, and as a small business owner with a business in the heart of Springville, Elise Sheret Rose has the skills and the temperament to be a force that drives our village government as well. In a few short years, Elise moved back to Springville after college, took over management of her family’s business, Sheret Jewelers, started a family with her husband Mike, and enthusiastically found ways to contribute to a better quality of life for our community. Elise has a very active role in the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and was a founder of the Very Merry Main Street initiative, which has reinvigorated the retail corridor in the center of the village. When you want to have a successful business, you make investments in great people who will lead your company in the right direction. Springville has an opportunity in this election to choose Elise Sheret Rose. She will lead Springville in the right direction. Jeanne Ellis This week was the final edition letters to the editor pertaining to the upcoming village election will be published in the Springville Times. As per our policy, such letters are not published in the edition leading up to the election.

Editor: It has been our privilege to know Kim Pazzuti as a neighbor and a friend for almost 20 years. Kim has served our community as a teacher, a coach, and an SYI board member. She has served on our church’s governing board. We know Kim to be dedicated, dependable, and compassionate. She will work with intelligence and commitment for the betterment of our community. Please vote on March 20th. Robbin and Nina Hansen

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Editor: It takes hard work to make a community like Springville a great place to raise a family. We are fortunate that many people are willing to step up and dedicate their time to making this happen. Kim Pazzuti has been a dedicated community member that has given of her time in a variety of ways and is now ready use her knowledge and love of our community to serve as a Village Trustee. Over the past 10 years, I have had the pleasure of serving on multiple boards and committees with Kim. She is dependable and follows through with whatever she commits to. Kim is one of the first in a group to roll up her sleeves and get to work. She is able to listen objectively and will work to make our community an even better place to live. I am confident in my choice to vote for Kim Pazzuti for Village Trustee on March 20th. Sincerely, Jennifer Shearer

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR March 10 Round and Square Dance 7:30 p.m., Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall (10893 Sisson Highway, North Collins). To reserve a table, call 337-3952.

March 10 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser March 11 4-7 p.m., Springville Moose Lodge. Benefits Country What’s UP at West Valley? Life Programs. Karaoke too WEST VALLEY INFO from 3-7 p.m. MEETING 5-7pm, Springville Center March 10-11 for the Arts, 37 N. Buffalo Mardi Gras and Winter St., Springville, NY. Carnival Hear from experts as to Ellicottville what’s going on, what’s, been done, and what the plans are at this Nuclear Waste site along Buttermilk March 10 Creek and the Cattaraugus. Rummage Sale 9 a.m.- 1 p.m, Salem March 16-18 Lutheran Church & SGI High School Musical Preschool, 91 W. Main St., Beauty and the Beast Springville (716) 592-4893

March 15 Community Spaghetti Dinner 5 - 6:30 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church and Preschool, 91 W. Main St., Springville.

March 17-18 March 24-25 Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2018 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association.

March 16 Food Bank Truck March 18 FREE to the community. Colden Fire Company 1: 30 p.m., Trading Post, 38 Annual Pancake Breakfast 8am - 1pm Franklin St., Springville Colden Fire Company 8448 Guttenkunst Road, March 17 Colden Cordelian Club St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 23 fundraiser for Bertrand Food Pantry Chaffee Hospital 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Trading Drinks, food, games, Post, 38 Franklin St., Springville dancing, raffles, music by Tailor Made DJ. 7 p.m., $35 Every Wedensday at Springville Vol. Fire Hall. FREE Community Lunch Call 863-8016 Trading Post, 38 Franklin St., Springville 12 p.m.

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Employment / Help Wanted At Absolut Care of Salamanca we believe the world is a beautiful place. Absolut Care looking for an 11-7 RN Supervisor. To join their experienced team, Absolut Care offers a dynamic work environment as well as a community based atmosphere. To apply, go to www. Cuba-Rushford Central School has the following Anticipated Openings for the 2018-19 School Year: -7-12 Math Teacher -Physical Education Teacher -Agriculture/ Technology Teacher -(2) Special Ed. Teachers -(3) Teaching Assistants -Bus Monitor/ Part-time -Substitutes in all areas For more details & to apply online visit:

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Medical Receptionist needed. Part-time. Computer experience necessary. Flexible times and days. Send resume to : Ellicottville Optical PO Box 1340 Ellicottville, NY 14731 or e-mail resume to:

Typist- Full-time knowledge of Microsoft Office 365and Word Perfect essential. Duties to include: Typing, Customer Service, Data Input, filing, answering phones and other general office duties. Bookkeeping and Legal experience a Plus. Send Resume to: P.O. Box 31, Little Valley, NY 14755 E.E.O. employer

Full time live in position for New Lantern Motel in Allegany. Please call for more information. 716-481-0714 Licensed Occupational Therapist per Diem. High per visit reimbursement rate for Home Health in Cattaraugus County. Please send resume to: rehab2day@ Attn: Heather MacRoy Coppola. NYS Licensed Optician. Contact lens license preferred. Send resume to: Ellicottville Optical PO Box 1340 Ellicottville, NY 14731 or email to: eye


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Bradford Publishing is expanding and looking for full time, energetic sales people. The successful candidate will be working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. This is a full time position for a well organized individual. Monday - Friday work week where the nights and weekends are your own. We offer a very competitive compensation program, benefits, paid vacation and more. For consideration please send resume to: Julie Barrett, Olean Times Herald 639 Norton Dr. Olean, NY 14760 Wanted: Full-time office clerk at Potter Lumber, Allegany, NY. Send resume to potter lumberllc@yahoo .com or call 716-373-1260.

March 17 Cordelian Club Dance to benefit Bertrand Chaffee Hospital

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S&N/Eileen’s Flower and Gift Shoppe: ‘Flowers Bring Sunshine’ By Carlee Frank

To English-speakers they are flowers, to the Japanese they are furawāzu and to the Danish they are blomster –but to everyone, they are beautiful. Flowers signify the seasons, remind us of nature and can light up any room. They are appropriate for any event, or simply to say ‘I love you.’ S&N/Eileen’s Flower and Gift Shoppe at 29 North Cascade Drive is well versed in the language of flowers. Originally opened by Eileen and Ed Clark some years before, the flower shop was purchased by Marian Nunweiler in 1966 and moved to its current location. Over the years, the shop has changed and grown, and now they design bouquets, wreaths and many other flower creations, along with fruit and gourmet baskets. The gift shop sells plants, balloons and local honey and chocolates. Nunweiler runs the shop with her daughter and lead designer, Diane Klingensmith. Klingensmith was in sixth grade when her mother began work in the flower industry.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I was a kid, but after we got into the flower business, I enjoyed it so much, so mom would let me dabble with flowers –broken or older flowers – and that’s how I learned,” Klingensmith said. While her father, and Marian’s husband, was alive, he worked out of the building as well, doing lawn mower repairs, saw sharpening and landscaping. He also helped with the Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale every year, and before he passed away in 1999, he made sure the tradition would continue. “I kept my promise –I said I would do it, and I have,” Klingensmith said. “I had the help of this wonderful community to make sure that we got it done for my dad.” This year, the flower sale is March 7-10. Bouquets can be purchased at S&N/ Eileen’s Flower and Gift Shoppe for $8, or community members can order tribute bouquets for $30. The proceeds will support Hospice Buffalo and The Center




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purchase tulips and irises – 40 E Main Street View every home classic spring flowers –even available on Springville, NY 14141 though snow is still in the WNY forecast. (716) 592-0341 No matter the flowers, Klingensmith and Nunweiler said they add their personal touch to each arrangement. They pull in 12069 Olean Rd, Chaffee, NY 14030 beautiful colors, textures and also decorate with greenery and foliage such as 716-496-8862 fax magnolia leaves, ferns and eucalyptus. “We can create beauty for Fish Fry, Vegetarian Chili, any occasion and flowers Mon-Fri: 8-5 (Evenings by Appt) •Lobster Pot Pies, Sat: 8-noon (Fall & Winter) are one of God’s creations,” Mac-n-Cheese, 8-3 (Spring & Summer) Klingensmith said. “What Homemade Soup,•Gourmet Grilled Chees would we do without flowers?” Visit or call the shop to order your very own bouquet, or order online fresh food on-the-go with their FTD and HOMEMADE OPTIONS for LENT Teleflora websites: www. Fish/Shrimp Fry, Soups, and Vegetarian Chili, Mac-n-Cheese,, Lobster Pot Pies, Gourmet Grilled Cheese. respectively. They are open every All Made From Scratch! weekday but Wednesday, 9 EAT IN – CARRY OUT – DELIVERY a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 9 8796 State Road, Colden a.m. to noon and Saturday 9 (716) 941-3333 • Full Menu on a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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for Hospice and Palliative Care. Klingensmith and Nunweiler urge people to participate in this year’s sale because, they said, it is such a wonderful and worthwhile organization. The bouquets will also be available for pick up at locations such as the Concord Town Hall Clerk’s Office, Cozy Corner and Root 39 Salon & Spa. In addition to the sale, the mother and daughter team said they usually have over 1,000 flowers on the premises at all times. They sell lilies, irises, tulips, roses and sunflowers, just to name a few. They are stocked by wholesalers out of Buffalo, who harvest flowers from all over the world. “It could be from California, Florida, South America, Mexico and some stuff even comes from Holland and the Netherlands –like the bulb flowers,” Klingensmith said. Depending on the growing season in each country, including the United States, flower availability varies. Currently, customers can

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New Trap Club

Gives SGI Students Opportunity to Learn Gun Safety, Shooting

Mon - Fri 6am - 10pm Sat - Sun 7am - 5pm

(716) 592-5510

243 W. Main Street, Springville, NY

Fuller Moves Past Preliminaries in Diving States

Members of the Springville Trap Club practice on Monday at the Springville Field and Stream on Chaise Road. The club is comprised of 26 students, who practice once a week and participate in six meets in the late winter and early spring. Photo by Rich Place. By Rich Place

By Coach Ryan Dygert

On Friday, March 2, SGI’s Wyatt Fuller was in Long Island to compete in the New York State competition for Swimming and Diving. Wyatt was seeded 32nd going into the preliminary round of five dives. He was able to move up to 23rd place after the first five dives and secure his spot in the semifinals. During the semifinals, Wyatt performed three more dives, but his points total was two less than the cut score, meaning he did not move on to the final three dives. Wyatt was able to finish 25th overall in the state. His initial goal, he had said when making States, was to not be cut after the preliminary rounds. Congratulations to Wyatt on finishing his season, as the first SGI diver to go to States since 2010. Congratulations to the whole team on another winning season!

Abdo and Sacilowski Return from States with Two New School Records

On Saturday, March 3, two SGI indoor track athletes competed at states in Ocean breeze athletic facility in Staten Island. Nick Abdo competed in the 600, and came away with a time of 1:24.26, which is a new school record in his last race of a great indoor career. Corrin Sacilowski, who competed in the 1500 meter race walk, took fourth place, with a new school record of 7:11.

More than two dozen students from Springville Griffith-Institute are taking advantage of the district’s new trap club, learning the basics of gun handling, shooting and safety while also getting off to a good start competitively. The club, a joint effort between the school district and Springville Field & Stream, started its inaugural season Feb. 27 with a 159-153 win against Catt-LV before scoring 165 — which was second of three teams — out of the possible 200 points at Randolph on Tuesday. They will host their first home match March 13 against Ellicottville. “This is really a step in the right direction,” said Gary Klahn, who has been trap director at Springville Field & Stream for 30 years. “The kids are really excited about it and they really enjoy the shooting.” The Springville Trap Club is comprised of 26 students, including two females. They meet for practice once a week at Springville Field & Stream, located on Chaise Road off Cattaraugus Street. “It’s a huge combination of community and school,”

said Mike Stefan, one of the club’s advisors. “Basically we are taking care of the educational aspect of it and (Springville Field & Stream) takes care of the shooting aspect. We let everyone be a professional in their area.” The club is designed to teach students about gun safety while also honing their shooting skills. Its flexible schedule gives students the opportunity to attend a weekly practice and the club’s six meets throughout its late winter and early spring season. Perhaps most notably — and more so now following recent school shootings that dominate local headlines — Tim Baumgartner, another one of the club’s advisors, stressed the importance of gun safety and following specific procedures throughout the practices and matches. As he stood outside and watched students shooting at targets during practice on Monday, he talked about how impressed he has been with how students follow directions, how responsible they have been and how they know the privilege of having such a club at their school district. Guns are absolutely not permitted on school

property, Baumgartner stressed, and it’s a rule that every student has followed without question. “The guns either stay here (at Springville Field & Stream) and they lock them up or their parents meet them out here with their guns or they go home and get them,” said Baumgartner. “They’ve been warned 20 times it’s a federal law — not even in the trunk. And I think they all understand that. “One mistake is going to ruin it for everyone. They know that. So far they have been really good about that.” To participate in the club, students must complete in a hunter safety course on their own and and come to Springville Field & Stream and pass a range safety course as well. “I think it’s important they learn the safety aspect first,” said Klahn. “They had to do that first. This just teaches them things just like any other sport.” With the way match scoring is set up, it’s not critical students attend every practice and every meet. All students get to shoot at a meet, but only the top eight scores count toward the final tally. “If the kids miss a practice, it’s for them,” explained Baumgartner. “It’s a gift to them. If they miss a practice, they can still come (to the match) and shoot but it would behoove them to show up to practice just to get more practice time in.” Baumgartner said the kids will also get together themselves and practice — a group went out last Friday following the snowstorm to hone their skills at a local club, he said. The students are required to pay a $20 fee, which enables them to shoot for the entire season, but the club is funded mostly through two grants that were obtained by

the school and Springville Field & Stream. The grants paid for the ammunition and five guns; the guns are available for students who don’t already own one. “That was a big help because without them we probably wouldn’t have been able to do it,” Klahn said. Klahn said an advantage trap shooting has over most team sports is that everyone participates at every meet. In a team sport, often students practice but sit on the bench during matches. In trap clubs, everyone shoots while the top eight scores are counted. “In this sport, you come down here and you’ll shoot 25 times,” he said. “Everybody really enjoys it.” During practice on Monday, the students signed up for times to shoot before gathering for a brief meeting. A representative from the club congratulated them on their first win but quickly offered constructive criticism on things they can improve on. Then the students headed out to the range and took turns shooting, getting tips from both school advisors and club officials between each shot. Klahn said Springville Field & Stream has eight individuals who are certified range safety officers to help students and, most importantly, watch for safety. Afterward, Klahn was available to show students how to property clean their guns. The Springville Trap Club’s matches are open to the public and home meets are held at the Springville Field & Stream. Remaining matches are all at home against Ellicottville on March 13, Salamanca on April 10, Franklinville on April 17 and Catt-LV on April 24.


February 27 Springville 159, Cattaraugus-Little Valley 153 1. Nick Emmick-22 2. Jarrett Wolf-21 3. Travis Mansfield-20 4. Matt Evans-20 5. Tyler Czerniak-20 6. Bryson Black-19 7. Robert Offhaus-19 8. Liam Raiber-18 March 6 Randolph 175, Springville 165, Pine Valley 145 1. Bryson Black-24 2. Travis Mansfied-22 3. Jarrett Wolf-21 4. Damien Occhino-21 5. Nicholas Emmick-20 6. Matt Evans-19 7. Ty Sibiga-19 8. Kyle Albrecht-19

Benn Smith practices at Springville Field and Stream on Chaise Road.

On Saturday, March 3, the SYI Griffins U16 soccer team wrapped up their indoor winter season with a tough 4-1 loss to Lockport. Springville’s lone goal was scored by Shelby Stisser, with an assist from Lily Dziak. Despite some losses during the season, the girls played some great games against some tough opponents, and many of the girls will continue to play together in March and April for the spring season at Sahlen’s. Pictured from left to right, in front row: Francesca Deluca, Dru Robinson, Mabel Robinson, Jillian Roggie. Back row: Shelby Stisser, Hannah Carrow, Kiley Nolan, Jackie Roggie, Ella Robinson, Lily Dziak, Ava Dziak.

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Goetz Gets Two Podiums at State Championships By Caitlin Croft

Last weekend, U14 athletes traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. to compete in the New York State U14 Championships at Whiteface. The weekend consisted of a Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G. For the majority of the season, these athletes competed against the west side of the state. At this event, the field is doubled and they are competing against others they have not yet competed against this season. To move on to Eastern Championships the best three results are taken of seven possible results

being two slalom runs, overall slalom, two giant slalom runs, overall giant slalom and one super G run. Reported are overall results. Girls Slalom: Elizabeth Graney of Kissing Bridge finished 25th and teammate Ingrid Siudzinski took 36th. Boys Giant Slalom: Hayden Wible of Kissing Bridge placed 40th. Girls Giant Slalom: Hannah Goetz (KB) took home the silver medal and Ingrid Siudzinski finished (KB) 46th. Boys Super G: Hayden Wible (KB) finished 55th. Girls Super G: Hannah Goetz (KB) once again

found herself on the podium with another silver medal and Ingrid Siudzinski (KB) placed 35th. Moving on to U14 Easterns will be Hannah Goetz! On Feb. 25, U12/10/8 athletes competed at HoliMont in a Giant Slalom. This was the last race of the of the regular season. March 10 and 11 is Kandahar, to be held at HoliMont, where athletes will compete against another council. U12 Girls: Buffalo Ski Club’s Emily Kloc walked away with the rose gold in 3rd place and Lillian Rauch

(BSC) took 6th. U10/8 Girls: Mary Doyle of Buffalo Ski Club finished 5th, Abigail Duff (KB) 7th and Kelsey Duff (KB) 12th. U12 Boys: Garrett Goetz of Kissing Bridge finished with the gold medal! Hannes Aubrect (BSC) took 6th. U10/8 Boys: Owen Gray (BSC) took 7th and Wyatt VanTine (KB) finished 12th. Tune in next week for Kandahar Results and U16 Eastern Championship results. Moving on to U21/19 Eastern Finals is James Rauch, Daniel Edick and Page Hazen.

Two Fun-Filled Races Return to Ellicottville

By Alicia Dziak

Ellicottville is not only a haven for winter sports, but it’s also a place to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. As the temps continue to rise this month, it’s time to think spring and plan for two super fun races coming to Holiday Valley. On Saturday, May 12, the Happy Half makes its way to town once again, and aims to put a smile on everyone’s faces. Race organizers, who also run the EVL Half in the fall, emphasize that they want to help put the fun into running. The course will feature fun

distractions, and at the end, everyone will enjoy entertainment, great food and beer as part of a great party at Holiday Valley. The day will feature a Half Marathon, 5K, and a Beer Mile for those with iron stomachs. Get ready, get set, get happy! For more info, including registration details, visit happyhalfrun. com. Do you like challenging obstacles and muds? On Saturday, June 16, the Holiday Valley Mudslide returns for its seventh year. Choose from the 3.5 or 5.4 mile courses, that both start by Spruce Lake

(you even get to ride the chairlift up!) and end with the famous mudslide down the bottom of Yodeler. In between, racers make their way under, over and through a variety of awesome obstacles, most of which are designed to produce extra muddy results! Afterwards, enjoy a post-race party on the Champagne Sundeck, complete with a variety of food and drinks, music and awards. The Kids’ MiniMudslide course is 1/2 mile long and will include several obstacles plus the mudslide. Start and finish is at the

Training Center. The miniMudslide takes place at approximately 1:30. Register your child under the Yodeler Deck for $10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Jim Kelly’s Hunter’s Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to giving hope through education and awareness, research, and family care for Krabbe, Leukodystrophies, and Newborn Screening. For more info, visit www.

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a lot of sorting, putting the puzzle together as Sara likes to do,” Lee said. There were also some decreases in equipment costs throughout the budget, as well as decreases to some BOCES services costs. Lee said the budget planning process was collaborative amongst department heads and principals. “Because we really encouraged them to give us their feedback on what they really needed to operate their portion of the district, we feel that we’re bringing to you the most thoughtful and cost efficient plan we can,” she said. Kennison presented the revenue aspect of the budget, which includes a transfer of $314,729 from the retirement reserve, $636,123 from the reserve for bonded debt and $400,000 from the appropriated fund balance, the latter of which is a $240,000 decrease from the current year. “Last year it had to be increased in order for the budget to balance,”

Kennison said of the appropriate fund balance amount. “This year we wanted to bring it back down to … what we wanted it to be going forward. We want to get it a little lower, but going down is a good sign.” The board is expected to discuss the budget further at its next meeting March 20. Adoption must take place by April 21 and a public hearing is expected to take place May 1. The school budget and board member vote is May 15. Also at the meeting, the board heard an extended presentation on a potential $14.73 million capital project that will bring the recently discussed P-TECH program to Springville through a partnership with Erie 2 BOCES and Alfred State College. The presentation — which discussed concept, project design, cost and implementation — was conducted by a handful of project officials to prepare the board for a vote at its next meeting on whether

to put the project up for a districtwide vote in May. The project would allow for the P-TECH program to be housed inside the district office building, where renovations would be needed. A large portion of the hour-long presentation focused on the cost and the impact on taxpayers. Karen Moon, a financial advisor from Bernard P. Donegan, presented to discuss that aspect, which was a bit unconventional than traditional capital projects due to the collaboration with Erie 2 BOCES and Alfred State. “This is a Springville building and a Springville capital project,” Moritz told the board. “But it will be leased for an Erie 2 BOCES program. So the lease BOCES pays will cover this local share.” So while the project won’t have any direct impact on taxes, as Moritz had previously stated, a portion of the project not covered by state aid will be paid for by BOCES, which is

split amongst the 27 Erie 2 BOCES school districts, including Springville. Moon estimated about $23,000 annually will be Springville’s share of the project, before it receives roughly 66 percent aid on that figure, according to roughly estimated numbers at the meeting on Tuesday. The board is expected to vote March 20 on whether to move forward with a referendum to district voters on the project. Nick Humphrey, of Campus Construction, noted that should the project be approved by the board, community presentations to educate the public about the project would be held until a mid-May vote. The current timeline has these renovated buildings open by August 2020. The SGI School Board is scheduled to meet next at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in the library and media center at the high school.

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We’ve all been there –sweating through every workout, dieting like a champ and watching the pounds drop on the scale, but then it hits: the weight loss plateau. After this point, it seems impossible to lose weight. Your regular workouts and diet plan just aren’t cutting it, right? Well, this week, we’re busting the weight loss plateau with science and some good ‘ole determination. But first, we must understand what happens to the body during the initial stages of diet and exercise. As you cut calories, the Mayo Clinic says your body acquires its energy by releasing glycogen –a type of carbohydrate –from the muscles and liver: “Glycogen is partly made of water, so when glycogen is burned for energy, it releases water, resulting in weight loss that’s mostly water.” Therefore, initial rapid weight loss is common. However, as you lose water weight, you also lose muscle mass. Due to the fact that muscles boost your metabolic rate, a decrease in muscle mass lessens the amount of calories you burn, which leads to a weight loss plateau. How, then, do you overcome the plateau? Well, it can be achieved in one word –change. You must change your diet and workout routine. Tip No. 1 is to begin a strength-training regime, or simply increase the resistance if you already strength train. Since muscles burn at least four times more calories than fat, stepping up your strength training will boost your metabolism. You can purchase simple dumbbells for athome workouts, or join the gym and ask for a trainer’s assistance. Tip No. 2 is to consume less food. Registered Dietitian Kathy McManus said to Glamour magazine, “Women often forget that the smaller their body, the fewer calories it requires.” So, whether you are a man or a woman, visit a dietitian or use a BMR calculator to determine the number of calories you should consume on a daily basis. Additionally, you should make sure to eat the proper amounts of carbs, protein and fat, because these nutrients also aid in weight loss. In fact, healthy fats actually burn visceral fat –stubborn and dangerous belly fat –quite effectively. The third and final tip is to incorporate more movement into your daily routine. If you are immobile for the majority of the day and get the bulk of your movement during exercise, try adding bursts of movement to the times when you are normally sitting. For example, park farther away from your place of employment, take a 5-minute walk during work, or stand rather than sit at your desk. If none of these tips help, visit your doctor or dietitian for a more personalized solution. Many people view the weight loss plateau as failure, or believe their diet is no longer working. In reality, however, the plateau is expected and healthy. So, if we anticipate this stage and immediately change our routine instead of calling it quits, weight loss will continue. Furthermore, a change of pace may improve morale and keep you motivated. Test out a new workout class, such as CrossFit or yoga, and look up tasty recipes for cleaner food. Eating Well lists Kefir, green tea, eggs, artichokes, avocado, peanuts and chickpeas as foods that help your body burn belly fat. Follow this link for recipes that include these foods: http://www.eatingwell. com/recipes/22143/lifestyle-diets/flatter-stomachfoods/slideshow/healthy-recipes-for-foods-for-a-flatterstomach/ Hopefully this week you will begin again to see results in your health and fitness journey. Next week –especially as spring and summer draw near –we will figure out how to stay committed to our diet and exercise plans while on vacation. See you then!


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