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Outdoor Fun in E’ville!

By Alicia Dziak

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors in Ellicottville! How will you spend your mid-April? Head to Holiday Valley and get in a round of golf. The 18 hole par 70 “Double Black Diamond” golf course is challenging and well maintained with breathtaking scenery from every hole. Get all the details at www. Enjoy the scenery via mountain or road bike. It’s a great time of year to hit the trails at Holiday Valley or through McCarty State Forest. You can also head to nearby Allegany State Park (ASP) and enjoy the paved path around Red House Lake. If staying on the road is more your speed, travel along the beautiful rural roadways of the Enchanted Mountains. If you prefer to be on foot, enjoy miles of hiking trails all around the area. ASP is New York State’s largest state park and features many miles of marked trails of varying terrain. You can also explore (and climb on!) large rocks at Thunder Rocks. For even more rocky fun, head to Little Valley’s Little Rock City, which boasts aweinspiring rock formations that are scattered throughout the surrounding area.  While it’s still a little chilly for swimming, you can have fun on the water in a kayak or canoe. Grab your favorite watercraft and head to the nearest lake or waterway. This is also the perfect time of year to try out whitewater rafting in Zoar Valley, when the water levels are at their highest. It’s time to come out of hibernation and enjoy all the area has to offer this time of year. Take your pick and have some fun!

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Upcoming Events

May 5 Sky High Adventure Park Opening Holiday Valley May 13 Happy Half Marathon and 5K Holiday Valley

June 2-3 Women’s Weekend Ellicottville June 17 Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run Holiday Valley June 17 Paddlefest Holiday Valley

HV Plans Over $3 Million in Save the Date for Women’s Weekend June 2-3 Improvements for 2017-18 Continual reinvestment is Holiday Valley’s trademark, and this summer the resort is adding to their automated snowmaking system, purchasing two groomers, adding a Magic Carpet lift to the beginner’s area and a host of other projects. Holiday Valley guests will benefit by increased snowmaking and efficiency and more enjoyment on the slopes. Pending the Cattaraugus County IDA closing in mid-June, this year’s $3 million brings the total investment for this independent resort to more than $126 million in the past 24 years. Other projects include replacement of the Cindy’s Warming Hut and the Mistletoe Lean To, two new connector trails, Inn at Holiday Valley renovations, new uniforms for the Mountain Operations department, a new Resort Shuttle Van, a call center for Customer Service, a family area in the main Lodge, an additional mountain bike trail, new golf carts and new fountains in the golf course ponds. Snowmaking is the life-blood of ski resorts See Improvements at HV page 9

CCAC’s Free Family Art Day Returns in April

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Women, have you been looking for a reason to get together with “the girls” and have a good time and great experience? Well, the Ellicottville Women’s Weekend, June 2 and 3, is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Head out to the village for a

welcome reception on Friday night and meet up with some other women looking for that getaway weekend as well. Spend Saturday doing activities like yoga (both meditative and hot), scarf tying, a bit of mixology, even some essential oils information

building and highway barn. The low bid was from Westside Handyman & Lawn Service of Mansfield – the company that performed the service last year. Town Supervisor Bob Keis said the company was reliable and did a good job in 2016. The bid of $2,195.85 was accepted. The board also appointed Tim Jacobson, owner of

Mansfield Arms & Ammo, to the Town Planning Board. Jacobson will fill the seat held by Tracey Hamlett, who resigned from the planning board last month. Jacobson was the only town resident to express interest in the position. Keis shared information provided by the NY

The Nannen Arboretum will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Town Center Auditorium at 11 a.m. Town of Ellicottville Supervisor Matt McAndrew and Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell will make

a proclamation declaring April 28, 2017 as Arbor Day in Ellicottville. A tree will be planted by the Nannen Arboretum Society and the Tree City USA flag will be raised. Speakers Dave Paradowski and Wayne Kurlish

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Mansfield Board Approves Mowing Bid

By Jann Wiswall

Jacobson Appointed to Planning Board The Town of Mansfield’s board opened bids for municipal lawn mowing services at its Monday, April 17 meeting. Four proposals were received to mow three cemeteries and the grounds of the town hall, historical

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Arbor Day Celebration at the Nannen Arboretum See Arbor Day Celebration page 2

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and shopping specials. Don’t forget brunch and dinner with the ladies. Women’s Weekend will replace the Outdoor Expo, which was previously scheduled on this weekend. “My staff and I are always striving to improve our events and we felt that a Women’s Weekend event would be more all-inclusive to our membership,” explained Brian McFadden, Executive Director

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Ellicottville’s Non-Resident Homeowners Make a Difference

Of all the real estate tax collected in Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville sits among the top, and a large percentage of the homeowners here have permanent residence elsewhere, according to research recently done by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. According to information supplied by the Cattaraugus County Real Property and GIS Office, of the roughly 2,800 residential properties within

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the 14731 ZIP Code, about 1,961 are owned by people that do not call Ellicottville their permanent home. That’s about 70 percent. Although it’s often heard that most of our seasonal homes are owned by Canadians, that’s not quite true, as the majority of our part-time neighbors are from Western New York and the Rochester area. We have owners from the Buffalo area, Grand Island, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park,

Elma, Hamburg and the Jamestown/Lakewood area, to name a few. Canada does make up the next largest group, with Ontario leading the way at 23 percent, while a couple other provinces, British Columbia and Nova Scotia, are represented as well. Ohio and Pennsylvania are next in line with 15 and eight percent respectively, followed by owners from 22 other states, led by Florida. Ellicottville is truly international in home ownership with the most distant owner residing in Australia. With all of these visitors coming from our own back yard, as well as from around the world, no wonder we like to say, Ellicottville: Easy to find. Hard to leave.

of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the event. “We will still include outdoor adventure, but that will not be the entire focus. Instead, many different businesses in the Village and town will now participate.” Registration info and pricing will be announced very soon. Stay tuned to www. and the Ellicottville Times as more details become available.

will discuss invasive species and climate change. The Volunteer of the Year Award will also be presented. Refreshments will be available after the ceremony in the Town Center auditorium. Please RSVP Maggie Smith at The Nannen Arboretum Society is a not-for-profit,

volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing home garden and natural resource education and an opportunity for nature appreciation and leisure. The society is open to anyone who desires to support the arboretum’s mission. New members welcome! Contact to join or visit nannenarboretum.

org for more information. The Arboretum is funded by donations and grants. Anyone wishing to make a donation may choose from the following opportunities: • Monetary donation, at the donation box at the entry shelter at the Nannen Arboretum, online, or mail to address below. • Memorial bricks for the Celebration Walkway, available in 2 sizes. Order online, or via email/mail for an order form. • Gift a tree or shrub. Choose from a pre-selected list of trees and shrubs native to Western New York. • Memorial Bench with a brass plaque. Contact the Society via email or mail for more details. Nannen Arboretum Society, PO Box 1016, Ellicottville, NY 14731 info@nannenarboretum. org Donations made to the Nannen Arboretum Society are tax deductible under Federal income tax rules.

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Association of Towns (AOT) regarding a new state-wide initiative establishing a “countywide shared services property tax savings plan (countywide plan).” Under the plan, all counties must develop a plan to reduce property taxes “by instituting initiatives such as eliminating duplicative services, implementing shared services, reducing back-office administrative overhead and better coordinating services.” The countywide plan follows several years of efforts by the state to require individual municipalities to find ways to share services between towns and villages. Only “new and recurring” savings will be eligible to be included in the countywide plan, so shared service agreements already in place do not qualify. According to the AOT, county chief executives will chair a shared services panel made up of all town supervisors, village and city mayors and representatives from municipal collective bargaining units. Plans will be developed by the chair based on the panel’s input and submitted to the county legislature, which can make recommendations that may or may not result in a revised plan. The entire process, which includes at

least three public hearings and a public presentation, must be completed by Oct. 15. Keis commented that finding additional savings through shared services in a small town such as Mansfield will be very difficult. Mansfield, which like several other towns in Cattaraugus County does not have a village, a school district or a business district, has few options for sharing services. “The highway department shares equipment with other municipalities, but that’s been going on for years,” he said. “The state doesn’t seem to realize that, at the town level, we’re closest to our taxpayers and they know we’re not throwing money around. We’re not being wasteful; we just don’t have much else we can share.” With this initiative, Keis suggested that, “the governor is implying that we’re not being diligent and already looking at every line item.” With that said, the board brainstormed ideas and acknowledged the difficulty of the challenge. Keis said he would attend panel meetings, listen to ideas and report back to the board. He also opined that it would make more sense for the state to have a “Class 1 and Class 2 structure based on

population.” Large towns of 10,000 or more, he said, “have more employees, bureaucracy and services that can be considered.” Small towns like Mansfield, with only 400 fulltime residents, “has just five full-time employees and a few part-time people,” many of whom work other jobs. Highway Department Report Highway Superintendent Brad Hurley reported that one of his employees is out with an injury that occurred while on the job. It is unclear how long he will be out. He also reported that NY State funds for municipal highway improvements (e.g. CHIPS and Pave NY) will total $184K thanks to the reinstatement of a “winter recovery plan.” The town had budgeted for $129K in state contributions. The extra will be used exclusively for road repair. The board approved Hurley’s recommendation to lease a new loader from John Deere for three years at $13,468 per year. The old loader will be traded in as part of the lease deal. The next meeting of the Mansfield board is scheduled for May 15 at 7 p.m. in the town hall. All are welcome.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 21 The River Bar-Seneca Allegany 5:30 p.m. • The Coyote Band Balloons 7 p.m. • Ozone Rangers Gin Mill 9 p.m. • Joseph & Johnson The River Bar-Seneca Allegany 10 p.m. • Passion Works SATURDAY, APRIL 22 The River Bar-Seneca Allegany 1 p.m. • Pastmasters The River Bar-Seneca Allegany 5:30 p.m. • JJ White & the Allnighters

Balloons 6 p.m. • Rhythm Rockers Gin Mill 9 p.m. • The Flat Tops The River Bar-Seneca Allegany 10 p.m. • Steelhorse SUNDAY, APRIL 23 The River Bar-Seneca Allegany 1 p.m. • Pocket Change The River Bar-Seneca Allegany 5:30 p.m. • Red Rhythm TUESDAY, APRIL 25 Gin Mill 7 p.m. • The Hick Ups WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 Gin Mill 8 p.m. • Wagner & Winston THURSDAY, APRIL 27 Gin Mill 8 p.m. • Joseph & Johnson

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Loretta Lynn at Seneca Allegany

to her credit and more than 16 number one singles, Loretta Lynn was a groundbreaking force in music with four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year, the CMA’s highest honor. Beyond the awards, she’s also had an Oscar-winning movie made of her life, “The Coal Miner’s Daughter”. Don’t miss this legendary lady of country music! Get your tickets at The Logo Shop, and all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone at 1-800745- 3000.

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Loretta Lynn is coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center to perform all her hits from “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl” to “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” “Hey Loretta,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and so much more! Experience a living legend of country music on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. Tickets go on sale Friday,

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April 21 at noon and start at $45. For over 60 years, Loretta Lynn has been “singin’ it from a woman’s point of view” and winning music’s top honors along the way. Known as the First Lady of Country Music, she’s sold over 45 million albums worldwide and is still the most honored and awarded woman in country music history. With over 60 albums

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CCAC’s Free Family Art Day

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s first Free Family Art Day last fall was a huge success! Over 250 parents and children filled the CCAC studio. Parents and kids had a chance to express their creativity in projects that they could take home with them that same day. This event demonstrated that there is a real need in the community for free art events that serve the entire community, making art

experiences accessible to everyone. And the fantastic response meant that we needed to find a bigger space to hold this event in! So we are happy to announce there will be two Free Family Art Days in 2017, sponsored by Fox Financial, at the Olean Center Mall. The first one is Saturday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. Finger puppets, felt pinwheels, a spring painting and Easterthemed yarn “pictures” will be

ECS EVENTS April 21 PTO Dime Carnival 5:30 p.m. April 22 Girls Varsity Softball Away Portville 11 a.m. April 24 Girls Varsity Softball Away North Collins 4:30 p.m. Boys Modified Baseball Home North Collins 4:30 p.m. Modified Track & Field Home VS All-Limestone 4:30 p.m. Girls JV Softball Home North Collins 4:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Baseball Away North Collins 4:30 p.m. April 25 NHS Blood Drive Girls Modified Softball Home Franklinville 4:30 p.m. Boys Modified Baseball Home Franklinville 4:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting (HS Library) 7 p.m.

All classes are $10 each unless otherwise noted by instructor.

NEW Pilates class Weds & Fri • 8:30 am NEW Basics class Mon & Weds • 4:30 pm Morning Mash Up with Deb Tues & Thurs • 6 am Strength & Conditioning Tues & Thurs • 5 pm Zumba with Sam Wed • 6 pm & Sat • 9am No Jumping Class with Deb Tues & Thurs • 8:30 am

Educational Services. For Area 1, they voted to elect Voni Walker of Wellsville, for Area 4, they voted to elect Candace Clemens of Allegany, and for Area 9 they voted to elect Brad Sande of Salamanca. The next regular Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

the projects. No registration is required for this free event. The second will be held Saturday, October 28 with fall-themed projects. We want to thank Fox Financial for seeing the value of bringing these types of events to the community and stepping up to sponsor the 2017 events. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call (716) 372-7455 or email our Education Coordinator, Ardyth Van Scoy at ardyth@

April 26 Boys Golf Eville, Catt-LV @ Portville 3:30 p.m. Girls Golf Eville, SW, Olean, Jtown @ Chaut. 3:30 p.m. Boys Varsity Baseball Home Franklinville 4:30 p.m. Girls JV Softball Home Cass Valley 4:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Softball Home Franklinville 4:30 p.m. Girls Modified Softball Home Randolph

Health & Fitness Fredrickson Becomes Certified Personal Trainer

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer


Core Performance is excited to announce that our friend and fitness inspiration, Debbie Golley Fredrickson, has completed her certification as a personal trainer. Core Performance prides itself on offering top-notch classes and training to all fitness levels, and Debbie has been a rising star in this arena from the beginning of Core’s inception. Way back in 2009, Core

Performance was called Hardcore Fitness Studio and resided in the 1887 Building. Group fitness classes were held in the old gymnasium, which was dusty, old and had no mirrors. Back then, I did not know Debbie Fredrickson, but she was one of the first people to come to the classes. She attended religiously and, as always, stood in the far right back corner of the gym. Debbie never missed a class and always worked out like it was her job. When Core Performance moved to Kody Sprague’s Ellicottville Square off of Fillmore Drive, Debbie followed. She was still a regular and then, an instructor. She was a natural and was the only one who would teach at the ungodly hour of 6 a.m. Debbie has been a staple

at Core Performance and after a little coaxing, worked diligently on her certification classes to become a personal trainer. Her final step was to be completed at Brockport College. As usual, Debbie kept quiet about much of this since she hates to draw attention to herself. But, on April 7, 2017, it was official. To celebrate adding to our Core Performance family of trainers, we are offering a Spring Special: eight 30-minute personalized training sessions for $160. This package is only valid during the months of May and June 2017. This is our way of helping you reach your fitness goals effectively and efficiently. To take advantage of this offer, please call Debbie at (716) 474-5176 or Kim at (716) 698-1198.

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Spring Turkey Season About to Start

EVGV Trail Fundraiser Tickets On Sale Now

With construction season right around the corner, the Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail (EVGV Trail) Committee has launched its first official capital campaign to help kick-start the construction of approximately 3,000 feet of trail leading from the Town Center on Fillmore Ave. to Tim Horton’s on Route 219. The campaign’s first fundraising event will be a ham, turkey & steak raffle fundraiser on Sunday, June 4 at 1 p.m. at the Ellicottville American Legion Post on

Maples Road. Pre-sale tickets for $20 will admit the ticket holder and one guest and entry into 32 cash prize drawings totaling $4,000. Ticket holders are not required to be present to redeem cash prizes. Entry to win prizes from the ham, turkey & steak raffle will be sold at the event. Beer, soft drinks and snacks are complimentary. A portion of the proceeds will be donated by the EVGV Trail Committee to the Nannen Arboretum Society.

To donate to the EllicottvilleGreat Valley Trail Fund, checks can be made out to the Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail and mailed to: PO Box 9, Ellicottville, NY 14731 or donations can be made online through the Trail’s website at: For more information about the EVGV Trail or becoming a member of the EVGV Trail Committee, contact Joe Wright at 716-984-5673 or joe@

To purchase tickets for the kick-off raffle, contact any of the following EVGV Trail Committee Members: Joe Wright, 716-984- 5673 Ken Hinman, 716-474-8214 or 716-801-1196 Matt McAndrew, 716-699- 2100 Jennie Acklin, 814-688- 0083 or 716-699-4062 John Thomas, 716-462- 7477 Kate O’Stricker, 716-938-2320 Amy DeTine, 716-583-3769

Taste of the Southtowns April 23

Taste of the Southtowns is coming to Springville on April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Aloysius Hall, at 190 Franklin Street in Springville.  This annual event supports the work of Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary so it can continue to grow and add new species. Admission is free as long as you purchase Food tickets or Chinese Auction Tickets. Gooseneck Hill, located at 5067 Townline Road in Delevan, NY is a 501(c)3 organization.  This bird lovers sanctuary boasts the two largest covered aviaries in the world with over 78 species of birds, more than 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans, koi fish, and a gift shop. The sanctuary is open on Sundays in July and August from 2 to 5 p.m. and also for group tours by appointment by calling (716) 942-6835. Come and enjoy some of the best restaurants in the area including: Chanderson’s (Yorkshire), Colden Market & Café (Colden),  Colden Mill Restaurant (Colden), Fiesta Bamba (Springville & Chaffee), Mary’s Fireside Inn (EastConcord) and Springville Country Club (Springville). Taste prices vary based on what you choose to sample.. For $1: Pop, bottled water and coffee.  For $2: Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Steak in the Grass Pizza, Chicken, Feta &

Rosemary Meatballs, Tacos (Beef or Chicken),Tostada (Beef or Chicken), Seafood Chowder, Cream Puff, Spring Roll. For $3: Seafood Dip, Tuxedo Cake, Italian Wedding Soup, Asian Beef Noodle Soup, Double Chocolate Brownie, Chicken Wing Dip, Calamari. For $4: Beef on Weck, Fruit Pies, Mac and Cheese, Cheese Tortellini, Prime Rib Corn Dog, Fried ice Cream, Chicken Quesadilla, Flan Custard, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Maple Salmon, Stuffed Pepper. For $5: Chicken Pot Pie, Sea Scallops, Chicken Chimichanga, Mini Taco Salad, Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, Crab Cake. If the above food items aren’t enough reason to attend, then why not come to the biggest and best Chinese Auction in all of Western NY. There will be 50 fantastic baskets and you do not have to be present to win. Also there is a great Silent Auction. If you like fantastic music, there will be two terrific bands playing

your favorite songs. First, Wagner and Winston will be on stage, followed by The Rustic Ramblers with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar. This event has 33 sponsors. The platinum sponsors are: West Herr Automotive Group and Sisson’s Body Works. The Gold Sponsors are: Bly’s Clock Shop, Farm Family Insurance. The  Silver Sponsors include: Allstate Insurance, All-Pro Gutters, B & B Homes, Carley Collision, CCB Bank, C&G Electric, Design Art, Gooseneck Machining, Gramco, HowBill, HomeWear, Kless Boys, Lamb & Webster, M&T Bank (Springville & Arcade), Mike Monin-Morgan Stanley, Jim Murphy (Chevrloet, Buick), Northeast Cycle, Nova Glass, Pierce Milling, Pioneer Propane, Ponderosa, Terry Raszeja, Samson & Deliliah’s, St. Matthew’s Tree Service, Seneca Animal Hospital, Sheret Jewelers, Slippy’s Collision,  Twin Lakes, and Woodruff’s Tree Farm. There will be many dining tables inside the Hall where you can sit and eat. Eric Davis, LMT will also be giving massages and donating the money back to us for $1/ minute. Come and get the best massage you have ever had. For information email, call (716) 942-6835 or go to www. gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm. com


By Indrek Kongats

It’s turkey time once again as the regular season is about to start on Monday, May 1 and run until the end of the month Wednesday, May 31. The youth turkey season will kick off this weekend Saturday, April 22 – Sunday April 23. The spring youth season allows you to get out in the field early if you are between the ages of 12 and 15. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the proper techniques to hunt turkey while accompanied by an experienced adult hunter. The adult hunter must be at least 21 years of age to assist a hunter 12-13 years old and at least 18 for hunters 14-15 years of age. The adult hunter must have a current hunting license and turkey permit, but cannot carry a weapon or attempt to take a turkey. The adult can help call in a turkey. The bag limit is one bearded turkey for this special spring youth hunt, but if successful, it will count toward the regular season limit of two bearded birds. Spring turkey season is an exciting time, especially after a cold and long drawn out winter. Important tips to keep in mind are not to stalk turkeys during this season. Try to find an area where turkeys frequent, whether it’s a field or some roosting trees, usually on the side of a slope with heavy cover nearby. Place yourself down at the base of a large tree with a good 180 degree unobstructed view in front.

A good safety trick to alert other hunters to your location is to tie some orange marker ribbon on the tree above you. Camo clothing is a big help in disguising your presence, but make sure to cover your face and hands. Movement is the number one tell tale that any animal will key in on, so be as still as possible. One of the greatest debates concerning turkey hunting is what gun and what shot to use. I have experimented with various firearms, but nothing seems to beat my long time favorite the model, 870 Remington Wing Master pump action 12 gauge. This versatile shotgun has interchangeable barrels that allow you to use the same gun for goose, ducks, grouse, deer and, of course, turkeys. Most turkey hunters like a full choke to throw the maximum pellets into a tight pattern at 30 – 40 yards. Sometimes a turkey or extra full choke is preferred depending on the length of the barrel, shell length and shot size. My favorite ammo has been the brand Hevi-Shot in a 3-inch shell with number 4 shot size. This very dense shot has incredible stopping power even if your aim is slightly off on a moving bird and only a few pellets find their mark. While attending the Houghton College Outdoor Expo last fall, I had the opportunity to talk with a hunter that made his own

turkey calls. I asked him what is the biggest mistake a hunter can make when using a call. His answer was a surprising one. He told me that a turkey can hear the slightest whisper, so if you are calling too loud the turkey knows something is a foul. He proceeded to demonstrate by calling so quietly that I was blown away. Many years ago when I was first introduced to turkey hunting by my wife’s grandfather, a superb hunter who successfully hunted into his 90s, used only a box call. He had so many turkeys to his credit that I never questioned the ability of the box call to call in any turkey at anytime and to this day is the only call that I carry with me and use. He had his favorite though and not all calls make the same sound. Most store bought box calls vary enough that you have to have a trained ear to pick out one that will actually call in a bird for you. I was so fascinated with his box call that I carefully took down the dimensions and began to make my own. Fortunately before he passed away, I was able to have him listen to some of the calls that I had made to tell me which were just OK and which was the one I should use. There is nothing more satisfying than to call in a gobbler with a call that you had made yourself—it’s like icing on the cake or in this case, a turkey in the oven!

Taste of the Southtowns April 23rd

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East Otto Board Minutes

The March meeting of the East Otto Town Board was called to order at 6:00 PM by Supervisor Ann Rugg on Tuesday March 14, 2016. The bid for a 2017 4x4 HD Cab and Chassis was awarded to Emerling Ford. A public hearing will be advertised and scheduled for April 11, 2017 at 6:30pm on the “Best Value” local law. Highway: Tom reported he was in Albany last week for Local Roads Matter Advocacy Day. The town will advertise for bids for mowing the town hall property, ball diamond, historical building and the Brooklyn Cemetery the same as last year including that proof of insurance would be required Bids will be opened at the

April 11, 2017 meeting. The town clerk stated that she had not received any responses from advertising for the vacant Board of Assessment positions. The ad will be run again. The town clerk stated that Doug Kirchner had accepted the position on the Planning Board and been sworn in for that position. CEO Report: Jeff completed 5 inspections, issued 2 permits, issued 4 violation notices, collected info for FOIL request sent it to the clerk. Ann reported the town has received 4 th quarter sales tax. Ann stated that Jim Ellis contacted her in regards to a celebration the Preservation Board would like to hold on May 28th . The preservation board would like the town

board to purchase hot dogs and ice cream for the celebration. Public Comment: Bob Bowen stated that the Springville Pennysaver is delivered to mailboxes and would like to see the minutes and town notices published in this paper. Tom stated he has had complaints from residents that when they go to the post office to receive the Ellicottville papers they are already gone. Bob Bowen asked about the swimming program. The next meeting will be April 11, 2017 at 6:00pm. Respectfully Submitted Deanna Bowen Town Clerk

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Movie Night - “Moana” will be shown in the Community Room of the library on Friday, April 28th at 6:30 pm. Come join us for a family-friendly evening where admission, popcorn and a drink are all free! This movie is rated PG. Artwork at the Library currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by Ellicottville native Kevin Lacy who has made traveling a major part of his life. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Kevin is pursuing his travel passion through photography. “I hope that someone can be inspired by these images as I was the moment they were captured”.

Come check out these amazing photographs. Tai Chi – there is still time to join! A new class started on Wednesday, March 29th . Contact the Library 6992842, for more information or to attend this class held Wednesday mornings from 9-10. Ancestry database is now available – The Ancestry Library Edition database delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. This database is now available for use in the Library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program – You are your child’s first teacher and they are never too young to start! The Library is starting an exciting new program to help families with children that have not yet entered kindergarten. To participate a parent or caregiver commits to reading 1,000 books to their child before they enter kindergarten. Visit the Library to register and receive your “Read to Me” bag with instructions and tally sheets. Adult Coloring – come join Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress free, creative break in your day! Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Ellicottville Library. Free program, all supplies provided. Bring Out Your Inner Child! Knitting (& crochet) Club – The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. All meetings in April are on Monday evening from 6-8 pm. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles! Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. – check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.

Audubon Nature Art Play Day April 29

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Nature Art is the focus of the first in a series of three Audubon Community Nature Center Nature Play Days designed to inspire both kids and adults to make discoveries and feel more comfortable about the natural world through play.  Children aged three to eight and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29, at Audubon’s natural play area. Extra materials around the topic of nature art — such as string for weaving, rocks, pinecones and leaves to create patterns and more — will be placed in the play area.  A naturalist will be available for questions and information.  Unstructured play outside is beneficial to a child’s physical and mental development as

well as their understanding and appreciation of the natural world. However, concerns about safety, location, materials, and the value of play are often barriers in creating these experiences. At this Audubon event, children can explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment while adults learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. Information and a nature art kit including handouts and a take home item will be available to inspire ideas to extend the play at home.  Children can play as long as they like; parents are required to stay with them.  You can bring a lunch and have a picnic when you are done or come early to attend bird banding

demonstrations, which are open to the public the same morning starting at 7 a.m.  Children need to be prepared to play outside, wearing clothes and shoes that can get dirty. You may want to bring an extra change of clothes or a towel for the car ride home.  Fee is $6 per child, age 3-8; no charge for adults. Reservations are appreciated by calling (716) 5692345 during business hours or clicking through Attend a Program/Programs and Workshops under Plan Your Visit at  This program is one of several Audubon programs offered in collaboration with the Green Up Jamestown Initiative. For more information, visit

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker’s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter-- a family man with a successful consulting business-- and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Soon after, the case becomes part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren’t cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Decker’s never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with DIA Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it’s too late. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book using our interlibrary loan program. Don’t forget, you can access over 15,400 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!


A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities April 22 Family Art Day at CCAC Olean Center Mall 1- 4PM April 22 Amish and English Artisans Teach Leon Historical Society Baskets & Greeting Cards 716-296-5709 or 716-257-5272 www.leonhistoricalsociety. April 22 Earth Day Artisan Festival Granny’s Boot Springville, NY 11AM -3PM April 22 Earth Day Canticle Farm Allegany, NY 1PM -3 PM

April 22 FREE MOVIES The Ray Evans Seneca Theater Sing at 2PM Hidden Figures at 7PM Sponsored by Save a Lot

April 23 2017 Taste of the Southtowns St. Aloysius Hall 190 Franklin St., Springville. 11:30 -5 PM April 22 - 23 Tri-County Trout Derby Registration is at the Arcade Chamber of Commerce Office April 28 Arbor Day Nannen Arboretum Ellicottville, NY 11:00AM -12PM

April 29-30 Franklinville Maple Festival Franklinville Elementary School 7am - 5PM

April 30 Jazz Concert Series presents Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band St. Bonaventure University 7 - 8:30pm May 1 2017 Rock City Park Season Opening May 6 Great Valley Fireman’s Annual Regatta 2017 regatta

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This weekend, head on down to the historic village of Randolph, located in the heart of Amish country just 20 miles away. Now is the perfect time of year to pick up an Amish Trail map at the Welcome Center at 72 Main Street and take a self-guided driving tour of the area. While you’re in Randolph, visit Main Street for lots of fun events that will make you want to return soon! This Saturday, April 22, Yarn for Ewe is hosting a Saturday Night Sweater Show from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring the work of knitter extraordinaire Julie Gable. Gable, a Jamestown, NY resident, has been knitting for most of her life and has knitted more than 75 intricate sweaters of varying styles and designs over the years. From traditional Norwegian-style sweaters to beautiful cabled cardigans, Gable’s artistic work is sure to inspire you. During this art show-like event, Yarn for Ewe will be displaying several of Gable’s sweaters throughout the store. She will be on hand to talk about her work, answer questions and promote her upcoming sweater classes at Yarn for Ewe in May. The evening will include wine and hors d’oeuvres; although this is a free event, please call the store at (716)267-2070 to RSVP. On Friday, April 28, the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation is hosting a Ladies Night Out

from 6 to 9 p.m. Businesses on Randolph’s historic Main Street will be open and hosting shopping, delicious food, and a variety of activities throughout the evening. The event takes place at Randolph Retail Company at 127 Main Street, Yarn for Ewe at 129 Main Street and the R Cardinal Café at 133 Main Street, which are adjoining buildings that you can walk through without ever going outside. Enjoy a fashion show and great deals at Randolph Retail Company, home of beautiful ladies’ clothing and gifts. Also at Randolph Retail Company, Vicki Reding, owner of Creating Keepsakes, will be hosting a one-hour painted crocus wine glass workshop— no painting experience is needed! Senn-Sations Salon and Day Spa will also be set up at Randolph Retail Company and will be offering paraffin dips throughout the evening. Next door at Yarn for Ewe, visitors can enjoy a one-hour knitted wine coaster class. Knitters of all skill levels, even beginners, are welcome to join this workshop, which will feature knitted squares of varying levels of difficulty. At the R Cardinal Café, next door to Yarn for Ewe, owners Brenda and Tonya Kilby will have their signature Cardinal Classic sub and cheesecake cups for visitors to enjoy. Also at the R Cardinal Café, there will be a wine/cheese tasting hosted by Countryside Wine

and Spirits of Randolph. This fun evening concludes with a game of Randolphthemed Bingo (RINGO!) at Yarn for Ewe where participants will have the chance to win a variety of gift certificates and prizes donated by several different Randolph businesses and restaurants. Tickets for Ladies Night Out are just $25 and include the fashion show, a salon service of your choice, painting/ knitting workshop, wine/ cheese tasting, and your meal at the R Cardinal Café! Prepayment and pre-registration is recommended; please contact Yarn for Ewe at (716)267-2070 or email racdc@randolphny. net to sign up! On Sunday, May 7, the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation is hosting My Doll and Me: an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social for girls and their dolls at the Grace Episcopal Church located at 21 Washington Street in Randolph. Girls ages 5 and up are invited to bring their doll in her prettiest dress for a lovely afternoon of old fashioned fun! Grandmas, moms, aunts, and friends are invited to share the afternoon with their favorite girl(s) and her doll. Enjoy old-fashioned games and crafts, ice cream sundaes, prizes, the doll boutique and so much more. There will be door prizes for doll accessories, books, and more, plus a raffle for an American Girl doll! The event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 7. Tickets are $5 each. Seating is limited and fills up fast! Contact RACDC director, Mary Heyl, by calling or leaving a message at (716)358-9701 ext. 208 or email To learn more about the village of Randolph, including upcoming events, find Enjoy Randolph on Facebook or visit

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TOWN AND VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE Notice Concerning the Examination of Assessment Inventory and Valuation Date (Pursuant to Section 501 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law) Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Inventory and the Valuation Data is available for examination and review. This date is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the tentative assessment roll for the Town & Village of Ellicottville, which will be filed on or before May 1, 2017. The information may be reviewed, by Appointment, in the Assessor’s Office at 17 Mill Street on Wednesday April 19, 2017 between the hours of 1pm and 3pm and on Friday April 21, 2017 between the hours of 1pm and 3pm. Dated this first day of April, 2017 Harry Weissman, 716-699-8137 office, 716-680-2173 cellular TOWN OF OTTO Notice Concerning The Examination of Assessment Inventory and Valuation Date Notice is hereby given that the assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the tentative assessment roll for the Town of Otto, which will be filed on or before May 1st, 2017. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, in the assessor’s office at 8842 Otto-East Otto Road in Cattaraugus, NY on: Thursday, May 4th, between 3pm and 7pm Saturday, May 6th, between 9am and 1pm Thursday, May 11th, between 4pm and 8pm Thursday, May 18th, between 3pm and 7pm Dated this 30th of March, 2017 Christopher Holewinski, Holldan Martonis ASSESSORS TOWN OF OTTO Notice Concerning the Examination of Assessment Inventory and Valuation Data (Pursuant to Section 501 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law) Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the tentative assessment roll for the Town of East Otto, which will be filed on or before May 1, 2017. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, at 9014 East Otto- Springville Rd, East Otto NY on Tuesday May 2, 2017 between the hours of 5pm and 9pm and on Tuesday May 9, 2017 between the hours of 5pm and 9pm. Telephone 716-5922397. The information may also be viewed at Dated this 13th day of April, 2017 Jeffrey Forster, Sole Assessor Town of East Otto VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE Regular Village Board meeting will be held on May 1st at 6pm at the Town and Village Hall, One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731 TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Notice is hereby given that the Town of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Center, 28 Parkside Dr. Ellicottville, New York, to consider: ZBA-2017- 01 - the appeal by Justin Dineen (Ellicottville Yurts) for an area variance from Section 5.6.C of the Town Zoning in order to locate a driveway less than the required minimum of 10 feet from the property line. The site is located at 7756 Route 219 North; identified as tax map parcel 37.004-1- 21.1. Application materials are available for review at the Town Hall, One West Washington Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Zoning Board of Appeals 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. Written comments may be mailed to the attention of Jack Kramer, Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals, PO Box 600, Ellicottville NY 14731.

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PUBLIC NOTICE ELLICOTTVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing for the voters of the Ellicottville Central School District on the 2017-2018 budget and expenditure of funds will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 commencing at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria of Ellicottville Central School, 5873 Route 219, Ellicottville, New York. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual School District vote of the Ellicottville Central School District (“District”), Cattaraugus County, New York will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Elementary School Foyer, as follows for the purposes of electing one (1) Member of the Board of Education, voting on the budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and transacting such other business as is authorized by law: Polling Place Ellicottville Central School – Elementary Foyer TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the election of members of the Board of Education shall be held to fill one (1) position on the Board. An election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to fill the seat currently held by board member Mr. Leonard Zlockie. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes will serve a five-year term, beginning on July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2022. Nominating petitions are available in the District Office, between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Monday-Friday) when school is in session. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that all candidates for the office of Member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District, shall be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer, and shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 A.M. Prevailing Time and 4:00 P.M. Prevailing Time and not later than 5:00 pm on Monday, April 17, 2017. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that voting on the budget and propositions shall consist of voting on the following propositions, and on each of the other propositions as are authorized by law and the rules of this Board to be voted on at said time: PROPOSITION NO. 1 - Basic Budget Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit: RESOLVED that the basic budget for the Ellicottville Central School District (the “District”) for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018, as presented by the Board of Education, is hereby approved and adopted and the required funds therefore are hereby appropriated and the necessary rea property taxes required shall be raised by a tax on the taxable property in the District to be levied and collected as required by law. PROPOSITION NO. 2 - School Bus Lease Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit: RESOLVED: This proposition will authorize the Board of Education of the Ellicottville Central School District in the County of Cattaraugus, State of New York, to levy an additional (not to exceed) $31,880 to lease 2 IC CE (66 passenger) 2018 International School Buses for each of the next five years (five annual payments) commencing with the 2017/2018 school year. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that a voting machine will be used to record the vote on the budget, on the propositions, and on the election of Members of the Board of Education. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the Board of Education of this District has adopted Rules for the Use of Voting Machines and the Submission of Questions or Propositions to be Placed Thereon. Printed copies for general distribution in the District are available at the office of the District Clerk. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that applications for absentee ballots for the Annual District Vote may be applied for during school business hours (7:30 am – 4:00 pm) at the Office of the Clerk of the District beginning April 19, 2017. Complete applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available in the Office of the District Clerk on each of the five business days prior to the Annual District Vote, and such list will also be posted at the polling places for the Annual District Vote. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the Board of Education of this District will have prepared and completed a detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required during the ensuing 2017-2018 fiscal year for school purposes, specifying the several purposes and the amount for each. The amount of each purpose estimated necessary for payments to boards of cooperative education services shall be set forth in full with no deduction of estimated state aid. Said statement will be available, upon request, to taxpayers within this District during the hours of 8:00 A.M. Prevailing Time to 4:00 P.M. Prevailing Time from May 1, 2017, to May 16, 2017 exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, in the Business Office of Ellicottville Central School. By Order of the Board of Education Ellicottville Central School District that the District Clerk is hereby directed to arrange for the use of voting machines for said Annual School District Vote. 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Local Community Meetings All meetings are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ashford (2nd Wednesday)

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throughout the country, and Holiday Valley has invested heavily in a state-of-theart automated system. This year’s purchase of 70 HKD Auto units and 10 HKD Viper ground guns gives the resort a total of 314 automated guns, which allow the talented snowmaking crew to make more snow in a shorter period of time using less energy. The new snowmaking guns will be placed on up to six trails The two new Pisten Bully 600 Grooming Tractors will replace two older units, resulting in a cleaner and more energy efficient fleet of six groomers. These highly specialized machines are used almost every night of the winter season to resurface the slopes with soft, powdery snow. The Magic Carpet is a “moving sidewalk” that will be installed on the Slippery Streets beginner’s slope. It replaces a handle tow to make it easier and more comfortable for beginners to get to the top of the gentle slope. Incidentally, this slope is specially groomed to make the learning process more intuitive and more enjoyable for students of all ages. The Cindy’s Warming Hut has quite a history at Holiday

Valley, as it was the original 1960 bottom terminal building of the Tannenbaum T-Bar that was moved to its current site over 30 years ago. The Mistletoe Lean To has also been a part of Holiday Valley’s history, and the new Lean To will be very similar in size and shape, but will be set back a bit more into the tall iconic pines of the Mistletoe slope. The two new trails are located off lower Northwind slope. One trail is will bypass the steep section of lower Northwind to give beginners

and families easier access to the base of the Mardi Gras lift. The second trail will end at the base of the Morning Star Quad chair. Plans are to outfit both of these slopes with lights and snowmaking. The slopeside Inn at Holiday Valley will be purchasing new furniture and vanity countertops in a continuous plan to keep the lodging facility current. The Call Center will benefit customers by centralizing informational calls to one location and specially trained staff who have in depth knowledge of the resort and its many features and programs. The family area in the main Lodge will have comfortable chairs, couches and a small game area for parents and very young children to relax while spouses and brothers and sisters are out enjoying the slopes. The new Mountain Bike trail will start at the intersection of Northwind and Mardi Gras and connects to the midpoint of 2016’s new Senear Valley flow trail that leads to the Training Center.

Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s First Annual ChamberFest! This event is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino grounds. This new beer festival is a “Brews for Barks” awareness and fundraiser event for local animal shelter, Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS). The Brewfest, being held on the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino grounds, will feature local, regional and national breweries offering samples of their craft beers.  The event invites the public to listen to live music, browse the arts and crafts vendor area and sample local flavors throughout the event. Representatives from breweries across the region will be on hand to help guide attendees through tasting dozens of craft beers and wines from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet some very friendly, furry, four-legged friends from Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS) of Salamanca. Admission to the Seneca Salamanca ChamberFest is free. Craft brew tasting tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event (21+ only). Tasting ticket buyers will receive a free

souvenir beer glass. Tickets can be purchased via www. For more information about Seneca Salamanca ChamberFest, please call 716-945-2034.  Joining in on the festival will be the annual Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino “Carving at the Casino” event being held in the outdoor lot.  This event is open to the public and free of charge. Carving begins at 12 p.m. On Friday, June 9, 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, and 9 a.m. on Sunday, J u n e 11th.  Attendees will be able to bid on their favorite pieces to take home.  The

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A Weekend of Fun In Springville It’s a busy weekend in Springville, and for those looking for something different to do, there are two big events to enjoy. On Saturday, April 22, Granny’s Boot Antiques in Springville will be kicking off their season of country gatherings, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At each of the country gatherings, the antique store allows a unique non-profit organization to set up a booth and sell their items and promote themselves at no cost. Each gathering has a special theme, and April’s event will focus on Earth Day, with 15 confirmed vendors offering products ranging from alpaca wool to butter churning, or plantable paper to homemade soaps and sugar scrubs. There will also be food on site, with food truck Shish

Kabob Heaven offering their signature shish kabobs and BBQ cuisine, topped with their signature homemade BBQ sauce. Granny’s Boot Antiques is located at 1076 Miller Road (Old 219). For more info, visit their Facebook page at Granny’s Boots Antiques Home of Grevpode Gallery. The following day, on Sunday, April 23, the Taste of the Southtowns returns to Springville. Serving up 37 different foods from six local restaurants, the 13th Annual Taste of the Southtowns will be held at St. Aloysius Hall in Springville from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offering guests a unique opportunity to try a variety of gourmet entrees, the event will feature everything from seafood chowder and maple

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April 22 Earth Day Artisan Outdoor Festival By Derek M. Otto

The regular meeting of the Town of Concord Board was held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. The meeting opened with a public comment session. Mary Jane Meiss, local senior advocate, opened

her statements by stating, “By working together we can get things done.” She was alluding to the announcement that Route 240 and Springville Boston Road will be repaired this spring. See Town Board page 6


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Names Being Added to World War II Memorial

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The regular meeting for the Village of Springville board of trustees regular meeting was held on April 17, 2017. The meeting opened with public hearing on local law 2017-4. The local law rewrites village

code 108-82, which allows for the enforcement of parking and traffic law on private property. There was no public response and the board moved to accept the local law and changes to code.

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During public comment, William O’Brien, member of the Concord Post 431 of the American Legion, addressed the board on the missing names of World War II soldiers on the memorial in Shuttleworth Park. O’Brien had been researching the names for several months. Initially, he thought that only three names were missing, but more research revealed that there were six names of Springville men who were killed during the war. According to O’Brien, “In 1987, when Roy Barley and the committee erected the monument they only went by See Village Board page 5

SGI Board Discusses Tax Collection, BOCES By Alicia Dziak

The SGI school board held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at the high school. In attendance were board members Beth Casey, Chris Cerrone, Allison Duwe, Tammy Sherwood, Jennifer Sullivan and Tyler Sullivan. Board member Michael Connors was not present. With no public comment, no old business and no public presentation, the first item discussed was the Superintendent evaluation. Board See SGI Board page 4


April 23 Taste of the Southtowns May 6 SCA Art Crawl May 6 I Love My Park Day May 20 Artisan Outdoor Festival June 2, 3, 4 WNY Dairy/Ag Festival

Luzerne Eaton and his wife Sophia in front of the Luzerne Eaton House about 1905. Though hard to see here, Sophia is driving the wagon. Luzerne was blind by this time, yet he made her take him around his trout pond to inspect the grounds. By Derek M. Otto

Recently, Joe Krzemein, lifelong village resident and current caretaker of Concord Community Park, approached me about researching the age of his house. I had just written

about the water works and the Eaton Spring, or the current Field and Stream Trout Pond. Joe was curious and so was I. The task of trying to get a specific build date on a house is sometimes harder than one

might think. Title searches do not print this information in bold. Tax records are helpful if you can take the time and have easy access to them. Thankfully, Helen Brogan assisted me when I hit a brick wall and I got a pretty good date. History is not just dates though, as I found the house and property and the people that lived there were a good

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Springville Art’s Café Nearing Opening Date

By Elizabeth Riggs

It’s been a long, bumpy road for the Springville Art’s Café. But finally, Seth Wochensky, Springville Center for the Arts executive director, can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Many Springville residents may remember the Springville Art’s Café building, located at 5 East Main Street, as the site of The Donut Shop or Teddy’s Candy Kitchen. Until recently, it was completely unrecognizable. The building had completely collapsed and was abandoned when the Springville Center for the Arts acquired it from the village in 2012 for $1. “It was upside down legally and had all kinds of back taxes,

and had been abandoned for many years,” said Wochensky. “There was nothing to save on the inside. Really, we were saving the front facades and the neighboring building.” And they were also helping to preserve a piece of history for the village of Springville. “We believe Main Street

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I love this time of year in Springville. I can trade in my heavy jacket and boots for a fleece and flats. We can hold our soccer practices outside. The sun shines later into the evening so we can take walks after dinner. And there are so many fun events to keep you busy in your “free” time. This weekend alone, there are a number of great things going on. Be sure to read about them all in the pages of this paper and check out the calendar below to fill your schedule for May. Whether it’s outdoorsy events, craft fairs, fundraisers, live music or just tasty food you’re after, you can find it all right here in Springville and the neighboring towns. If you’re part of a cool event going on in the area, please let us know about it so we can promote it here too. Enjoy the nice weather, the singing birds, the chirping crickets, the budding trees and everything you see and hear again for the first time every spring. I know I will! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times

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April 21 M&T Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum 1-3 p.m. – Free docent-led tours, 3-4:30 pm – free kids activities.

April 21 Raven and the Wren at SCA April 22 Earth Day Volunteer Open House Reinstein Woods 1 to 4 p.m. Become a volunteer for the environment. For adults 18 years and older; those under 18 will need to be accompanied by a guardian or parent. April 22 Earth Day Artisan Festival Granny’s Boot Antiques, Springville April 22 Tortoise and the Hare 5K and Fun Run Benefits Earth Spirit Education. Chestnut Ridge Park.

Brewery, Gorden Biersch Brewery, Hamburg Brewing Company McKenzie’s Hard Cider, Pearl Street Brewery and Southern Tier Brewery. Wineries and distilleries attending include 21 Brix, Chateau Buffalo, Ellicottville Distillery, Main Street Winery, Midgard Winery, Savage Winery, Winery of Ellicottville

& Winery at Marjim Manor Additional vendors include Amanda’s Sweets, Dom’s Butcher Block, Jake and the Fatman BBQ, Rea’s Mix Party, Springville Oktoberfest and Wine Shop at Home. Any business interested in becoming a vendor please email director@springvillechamber. com or call 592-3331.

April 22 Springville Family Health & Safety Fair Health and safety organizations will offer free health screenings, advice and safety information. 9 a.m. to noon, 40 Commerce Drive, Springville.

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April 23 Taste of the Southtowns Seven restaurants, silent auction, basket raffle and more to raise money for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary.

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April 23 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 4:30-7pm, Springville 1st United Methodist Church 474 East Main Street Tickets: $10 at door Call church office at 592-7451 for more information.

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Springville Players has casted their upcoming production, “Steel Magnolias.” Performance dates are May 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, May 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. You may be familiar with the 1989 movie, which was adapted from Robert Harling’s 1987 play of the same name. Pictured is the cast. Front row L to R: Alyssa Walsh (M’Lynn), Pam Morley (Truvy), Sarah Boyle (Annelle). Back row L to R: Cassie Klahn (Shelby), Lillian Edmunds (Clairee), Marilyn Heary (Ouiser). Directed by Tom Durham. For more information, visit our

April 27 Chef’s Food Truck at Fiddler’s Green Manor April 27 TIPS Training on April 27 Free Workshop for Alcohol Servers Register by April 24 for this free training by emailing or call (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485.

April 29-30 WNY Maple Festival Pancakes, kiddie rides, petting zoo, craft show, parade and more. Franklinville May 5 Sky High Adventure Park Opens for the Season May 6 Allegany Adventure Run May 6 I Love My Park Day Volunteer at youir favorite state park or state land. Register at events/i-love-my-park-day. May 6 SCA Art Crawl

May 10 SES PTA Meet the Candidates Night Each year, the SES PTA hosts a “Meet the Candidates” night.....come and meet the candidates running for Springville GI School Board this year. There will be a question and answer period with light refreshments served. 7 to 8:30 p.m., SGI High School May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, 21, 28 Campus Series at the Brook Weekly Mountain Bike Races at Sprague Brook, beginner through expert levels, youth and adult. Register at register?raceid=94711 May 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 Steel Magnolias at Springville Center for the Arts May 11 She’s Performing Arts Center Wine Food and Beer Festival To purchase tickets, call 829-1168 or email halt@ May 12-13 Holland Tulip Festival May 13 Happy Half and 5K Holiday Valley

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May 20 Springville Pageant of the Bands Parade begins and ends at SGI High School and includes Maple, Sprng, E. Main, Church and Smith Streets. May 25 BCH Foundation Garden Party 5 to 8 p.m. Entertainment by the Springville Jazz Orchestra and Hintz of Thunder. Money raised will be used in BCH Heart Center. (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email Kara Kane at kkane@ June 2-4 Springville Dairy and Ag Fest June 2-4 Ellicottville Women’s Weekend June 10 Seneca Salamanca Chamberfest 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. Brews for Barks awareness and fundraiser event for Empire Animal Rescue Society (EARS). 716-945-2034 June 17 Mudslide Obstacle Race Holiday Valley June 17 Paddlefest 2 to 7 p.m., Spruce Lake, Holiday Valley June 17-18 Raccoon Rally Mountain bike races at Allegany State Park.

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As the warmer weather is approaching, families will be gathering for picnics and parties. One thing I know is that barbeque has been growing in popularity. News around social media is that we have one the best barbeques right here in Springville with Jake and the Fatman. Jake is Jacob Cranston, who grew up in Ashford Hollow and graduated from West Valley High School. He now lives in Springville with his wife, Nicole, and two daughters, Breanna and Zoe. “I started doing BBQ 10 years ago in the backyard,” Cranston said. “I always loved BBQ and cooking. I entered into BBQ competitions in 2012 and won an award in our 2nd competition. The next year, I decided to start catering after getting many requests to do so.” Cranston explained that, “In 2013, we started with one smoker, a small 10-foot trailer, a tent and a few tables. We now have three smokers, a 16-foot BBQ food trailer, (which is just like a food truck, but it’s a trailer). We can cook for over 300 people and can serve our food at public events.” The name Jakeandthefatmanbbq comes from a childhood nickname one of Cranston’s cousins gave

him as kid. At the time, the television series was popular and the name stuck. So what does Jakeandthefatman offer customers? “We offer traditional slow smoked BBQ,” Cranston said. “We use real hickory, oak and apple wood. We really rely on spices and wood for our flavor profile. It’s true authentic BBQ.” To get that great barbeque, Jake offers a pick-up service, a drop-off service and the catering full service for events and special occasions. “We can bring our BBQ food trailer and smokers on site to your event as well,” he noted. “We smoke pulled pork, brisket, chicken, roast beef, turkey and ribs. All of our sides are homemade from family recipes I grew up with. Everything we make is homemade and authentic.” Cranston furthered this by stating, “With the expansion of our catering business in the last few years, we are able to cater a party of 250 people or more.” Cranston mentioned that he has been in competitions. According to him, “We have competed in 10 competitions around WNY and won 8th place out of 80 teams. The Oinktoberfest is our favorite competition in Clarence. It is held Sept. 21 with a field of 100 teams.”

Being an athlete as a kid, the competition is really what got Cranston going in the barbeque business and doing something he loves. “I didn’t have any special culinary training; everything that I do has been self taught,” he said. “I got tips from other barbecue competitors at many of the competitions I entered. “Everything for me is just been trial and error. I am learning the trade as I go, and it’s something that I’ve always loved doing. I feel I’ve always been fairly good at doing barbecue.” Why Springville? According to Cranston, “Most of my family is in the Springville area— I love the community of Springville.” He added that, “ We really like to give back to the community. A few years ago, we held a barbecue competition at the former Rayzors Dawghouse, and from that we were able to make a large donation to the Springville Boys and Girls Club.” If you’re looking for some great food for your special summer vacation, give this small business a try. Cranston can be reached through his Facebook page (Jakeandthefatmanbbq) or give him a call at (716)912-9072.

With the help of the community, which raised $30,000 in 30 days through an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign, and with the support of several major state grants awarded in the areas of historic preservation and community redevelopment, the major renovations to Springville Art’s Café have been financed. “We raised some money to stabilize the structure in the beginning of 2013, and then late in 2013, we started to do the interior demolition. We had some major snags related to asbestos. That is the biggest thing that threw the timeline of the café off. The budget just skyrocketed from there. We did what we could with the money that we had,” said Wochensky. At the end of 2014, the building was completely cleaned out and they rebuilt the lower half of the building façade, true to its historic appearance. “We had a photo from the 1880s and we were able to recreate what the facade looked like originally,” said Wochensky. At that time, a new structure was also put in, along with lots of foundation work, a basement rebuild, a new roof, a new rear wall, and several other things. “We got to a certain point with the project and it more or less sat dormant for a while. We’ve been laying the groundwork for the financing for the rest of the project,” said Wochensky. The Center for the Arts is ready to embark on what will hopefully be the last phase of

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The state the building was in when the SCA obtained it in 2012.

work on the building and has full details on the plans for each level. “We are ready to complete the last phase which is all of the mechanicals – plumbing, drywall, floors. It’s extensive, but it’s actually pretty straightforward from a construction perspective,” said Wochensky. “The first floor is going to be the Art’s Café and it is intended to be a café in the very traditional definition, with coffee and tea and a bakery,” said Wochensky. The café is meant to be a community space, according to Wochensky, and will also feature a small, secondary performance space, as well as a library lounge in the back of the building. The first floor will also feature an open set of stairs that leads to a basement with workshop space for projects which require more work, or getting hands dirty, than some of the traditional Center workshops. For example, the basement will house a pottery kiln. “The second floor will be two residences of the Artists in Residence Program. We will probably rent one for cash flow, ultimately in rotation for visiting artists,” said Wochensky. “We have four theater interns that we bring to town each summer and they do a variety of programs in school.” Wochensky continued, “The vision is that, say you have a potter stay in the apartment for a month while doing workshops, and then they

might stage an exhibit at the main space at end the of their time here.” Another exciting feature of the café is a green roof, which was a volunteer project. In order to fund the rest of the project, Wochensky says the Center for the Arts will soon be announcing a community investment program. “We are going to be launching a community investment program and selling shares of the project to the community and that ties into a historic tax credit program. The short version is that in the coming months while this work is starting, we’re essentially crowd funding the project. There was just such tremendous support and interest in the project from so many people and that’s kind of influenced our thinking in how we are going to pull the rest of the money together,” Wochensky said. According to Wochensky, it’s still too early to announce a grand opening date for the café, but they are closer than ever before. “We are intending to open later this year,” Wochensky said. “The community has been patient and nobody is more eager to see it done than we are. It’s just exciting to go in the building and have all of that activity.” For more information on the plans for the Springville Art’s Café, visit their website: http://

Final Weeks! GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Time is running out to see GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, presented by M&T Bank and associate sponsor Chakra Communications, at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Join us for special programming, including special extended hours on Wednesdays. Wednesday April 26, 5 p.m. Guitar Maker Night, featuring Luthiers from the WNY

region and at 6:30 p.m. a “six-string circus” performing gypsy jazz Wednesday, May 4, 6 p.m. Performance featuring Villa Maria Guitar Ensemble Friday May 5, 5 p.m. Performances and Extended hours (through 9 programming are included p.m.) with Museum admission. Saturday May 6, All Day For more info, visit www. Get Out Your Guitar Day: Remastered!

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SGI SPORTS SCHEDULE April 21 Varsity Tennis - Boys Tonawanda Home

Varsity Track - Boys Alden 4:30 p.m. Away

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has become “too cumbersome” for bank employees. Lee asked to open for discussion the possibility of bringing the in-person tax collection back into the district office as opposed to a bank. Concerns were expressed over more traffic and possible extended hours the district office would have to move to in order to accommodate the estimated 20 percent of the population who pay their taxes in-person. Security in the office was another concern. Moritz suggested to offer it on set days and times. Lee will be looking further into the matter and options. High school Principal James Bialasik noted the high school staff was finishing up their scheduling meetings. “We have AP exams coming up the weeks of May 1 and May 8,” he said. He added that, “One cause I’m particularly passionate about is trying to grow leadership,” tying that into the upcoming Student Council elections. Bialasik also gave kudos to SES Principal Chris Scarpine for his dedication to the Bald for Bucks initiative that was held earlier this month. “Chris brought a different passion and enthusiasm and encouraged us to step up our game,” he said.

Varsity Baseball - Boys Eden 5 p.m. Home Varsity Softball - Girls Eden 5 p.m. Home April 25 Varsity Tennis - Boys Pioneer non-league Home Modified Baseball - Boys Lackawanna 4:30 p.m. Home Modified Softball - Girls Lackawanna 4:30 p.m. Home Varsity Baseball - Boys East Aurora Non-league 4:30 p.m. Away



More than $10,000 was raised for Roswell Park between all district schools. Middle school Principal Shanda DuClon stated that their student council elections would coincide with those at the high school “so that upcoming freshmen can be a part of it.” Four vacancies on the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) were to be filled at the annual election on April 18, each for a threeyear term to expire June 30, 2020. The school board unanimously voted in Thomas DeJoe (Brocton Central School District), David Lowrey (Iroquois Central School District), Christine Schnars (Jamestown Public School District) and Richard Vogan (Lake Shore Central School District). Moritz also explained that the district will be receiving a

Varsity Lacrosse - Girls Iroquois non-league 4:30 p.m. Home Varsity Softball - Girls Tonawanda 4:30 p.m. Away JV Baseball - Boys Maryvale 5 p.m. Away April 27 Varsity Tennis - Boys RESCHEDULED FROM: 4/6/2017 Depew non-league Home

East Aurora results 4/4/17 loss 46-86 110 hurdles: Andrew Delasandro 3rd place 23.4 100: Jeremey Baker, 1st ,12.3, Topher Elkins 2nd 12.5, Nick Abdo 3rd 12.5 Long jump: Jeremey Baker, 1st, 17’5.5” Shot put: Josh Morazini, 3rd, 30’ 400: Nick Abdo, 1st, 55.0, Topher Elkins 2nd 55.3 200: Topher Elkins, 1st, 25.3 Discus: Andrew Lazurus, 2nd, 79’2”, Ethan Keyser 3rd 75’4” High jump: Jared Reese, 2nd, 5’, Jeremey Baker 3rd 4’10 Triple Jump: Jared Reese, 2nd, 31’4”, Jackson richert 3rd 31’3” 4x100 1st 48.7: Nick Abdo, Topher Elkins, Jared Reese, Jeremey Baker Fredonia meet results 4/6/17 110 hurdles: Cody Bass, 1st, 20.7, Mike Huber 3rd 24 100: Nick Abdo, 1st, 11.7, Jeremey Baker, 2nd, 11.9 1600: Kurt Uschold, 3rd, 5:11 Long Jump: Jeremey Baker, 1st, 15’3”, Jackson Richert 3rd 13’9” Shot put: Josh Morazini, 3rd, 30’ 400: Nick Abdo 1st 53, Topher Elkins, 2nd, 53.3 400 hurdles: Cody Bass, 1st, 70.4, Luke Waterman 2nd 73.4 800: Kurt Uschold, 2nd, 2:17, Brett Russell, 3rd, 2:30 200: Topher Elkins, 1st, 24.8 Discus: Alex Fransico, 3rd, 76’ 3200: Brett Russell, 3rd, 11:30 Polevault: Jackson Richert, 1st, 9’ High Jump: Jeremey Baker tied for 2nd and 3rd 5’ 4x400: 1st 4:01, Topher Elkins, Nick Abdo, Luke Waterman, Kurt Uschold

The U14 Girls’ SYI Griffins soccer team defeated Holland 4-0 last week, bumping them into third place as they go into the spring session post-season at Sahlen’s Sports Complex. The girls play a semi-final game against Tri-Town this Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. on Field 1. Come cheer on these SGI middle school girls!

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refund for its unused BOCES seats. The board voted to table Policy 1510, relating to regular board meetings and rules, but passed all others on the agenda for a first reading. There was no new business. Board member Casey mentioned she was “tagged’ on Facebook in a post about a bus arm that extends over the road much further than the standard bus stop sign. She heard this came from concerns that district buses were being passed even when stopped. “I want to know how big of a problem this is,” she said. Moritz said that she and the administrators happened to be having breakfast with the bus drivers the following morning and that she would find out. The next SGI school board meeting is on Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the high school.

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president Duwe explained that all board members will have their evaluations completed soon and on May 16, the board will meet with Superintendent Moritz in executive session to discuss the results. In committee reports, the Audit Committee will meet in June. The wellness policy will be tabled until July. Business Administrator Maureen Lee explained that M&T Bank, who currently accepts in-person tax payments in their local branch, will soon no longer be offering this service to district residents, as it

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Jen’s Quill: Frog Juice

By Jen Lee

I’ve had several wonderful memories working as a substitute teacher from time to time over the last 10 years. To name a few: little kindergarteners declaring with excitement that I was the best teacher they’ve ever had EVER in their five years of life, a little one telling me when I’m 100 years old I would reach the ceiling, and a picture drawn by a 5th grader who blessed me with the bosoms of an ancient Egyptian statue…the pointy triangle kind. One of my favorite memories is when I was a 9th-grade science teacher. That day they were dissecting frogs, which made me think the real teacher was both brave and lazy for turning this particular event over to a substitute. Turns out she was just wise and knew what was in store for me and didn’t want to deal with it herself. It was a small class of four kids at the back of the room dissecting away. As the amazing non-science person I am, I started them off by saying “Dissect these frogs” and then gave them the instructions that were left for them and went back to the front to observe. There were two boys in the class and oh the boys that they were! I thought, foolishly, that everything was going along just fine. I even took a moment to read an email. I looked up to check on the students just

in time to see one boy hurling his frog, formaldehyde and all, across the room at the other boy. As I scooped my dropped jaw off the floor, I got up to deal with the situation, which would involve winging it. That’s when the attacked boy did what any 9th-grade boy would do…he retaliated. Now armed with two formaldehyde frogs, the first assailant, with the speed of some superpowerwielding hero, whipped them back. I decided I had to act quickly and didn’t have time to reach them before more chaos ensued, so I yelled “Hey!!!!!” really loudly. I followed that stellar and powerful response with the mature, “Are you kidding me!??!” The second thrower looked at me and said, “He threw it first,” to which I responded, “I do not care. NO ONE is throwing any more frogs.” It was the kind of thing you only dream of saying as a substitute. I’m not the type of substitute who sends children to the office; I prefer to handle problems myself. I made the boys stay and clean up the mess on the chairs, the floor, and themselves. Let me tell you, if there’s one person you want to clean your home, especially your floor, it’s anyone but a 9th-grade boy who throws frogs. From a distance 2.7 miles from the earth’s surface, using hands and arms raised as high as humanly possible, one of the boys squeezed a solid stream of dish liquid onto the floor. I guess the science behind this was to get the soap everywhere via the splash method. Really? And his only response to my disapproving statement was that he was just cleaning up. And it was true; he was—oh, the blasted quick wit of the teenager. After

my workday was done, I was able to spend some time with my mama who worked at the school. I regaled her with the story of the day and we laughed at how wowzer the situation had gotten. Well, word got back to the principal about this event, and he had the two boys write me apology letters. And the sincerity with which these two young men poured out their souls asking for forgiveness still warms my heart. The first letter went something like this: Dear Ms. Substitute, I am sorry I threw a frog, Sincerely, Frog Thrower Number One. The second letter…even more moving: Dear Ms. Substitute, I’m sorry I threw the frogs, but Frog Thrower Number One threw it first so really I was just defending myself, Sincerely, Frog Thrower Number Two. And with that, I feel like things are good with the three of us. These two rascals are now most surely grown and out in the real world, and I know they are doing us proud, taking responsibility for their actions and blaming others for their impulse responses. I like to think I helped them, at least in some way. Perhaps they are very good with cleaning floors. 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.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 29

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville has been designated as a drop-off site for unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is one of several sites throughout Western New York. Law enforcement representatives will be on hand along with volunteer pharmacists, no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental

poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines— flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. With the growing nationwide concern about abuse of prescription medications, these drop-off events serve as a reminder for individuals and families to look through their cabinets and properly dispose of medications. This program keeps pharmaceuticals out of the water supply and away

from children. Call 1-800-8829539 or visit for a full list of drop off sites on April 29. Permanent drug disposal boxes continue to be available throughout Erie County, including at the Erie County Sheriff’s substation at 65 Franklin Street in the village of Springville.

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names from families that came forward. The fear was that names would be forgotten.” With more names available through online resources and someone dedicated like O’Brien to go through Springville newspapers, he found the six names. He read the names and stories of the six men: Cecil Pendelton, Stanley Deitz, Harold Drake, Robert Yaw, Richard Abreu and Carlton Brauch. O’Brien then asked the board to support the effort to have the names placed on the memorial in the park. He had a quote from Scott Hilts, funeral director at Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, of $500 to have the names etched in the monument. He also said he was approaching AMVets 219 and the VFW post to seek additional help in the funding. The veteran’s organizations are really enthusiastic about getting the names on the memorial, and the funds for the project should come from these organizations. He wanted the village support because the memorial is in a village park. The board passed a resolution supporting the effort. O’Brien thanked Roy Barley, Joyce Abbott, Jolene Hawkins and Larry Snyder for helping him. In her administrator’s report, Liz Melock asked the board to make a motion to make budget transfers and adjustments in preparation for the end of the village’s fiscal year on May 31. Melock reminded the board that water and sewer bills not paid by April 20, 2017 will be added to the July tax bill. As has been the norm for several months, Superintendent Ken Kostnowiak asked that the board pass a motion to pass the amend the contract for work on 65 Franklin Street. The amount of $500 from Northern Dreams would cover the April rent for the fire trucks, which are still being stored at another location, and another $500 deduction from the retainer for MKS Plumbing for work not completed by them. He says that the completion of the

project is within reach. Kostnowiak asked the board to approve the Hemingway Executive Board proxy resolution with New York Municipal Utility and Electrical Agency. Kostnowiak will not be in attendance and is allowing NYMUEA to vote on his behalf. The NYMUEA is the collective body of 36 municipal electrical companies across New York State. The board accepted the resignation of Clerk Typist for the Dept. of Public Works, Joni Wilson, to be effective April 28, 2017. Wilson will stay on for a few weeks in a parttime, temporary status until a replacement has been found. Some good news, Kostnowiak reported that North Buffalo Street up to Chapel Street will be milled and paved beginning April 19. Springville Police Officer-inCharge Nick Budney reported that the village police force has changed uniforms. They will no longer be wearing white shirts; the new uniforms are navy blue with name badges stitched into the uniform. He also commended officer Doug Grube in his efforts in helping extinguish a fire on Barnstead Drive last week. Springville Fire Company chief Dave Klenk gave his March report to the board. He noted that there were 40 alarms, one EMS, 29 medical assists and three weather emergencies totaling 177 man hours. Non-emergency hours totaled 174 man-hours. He noted that they are working on a standard operating guide in cooperation with Mercy EMS in life support calls. The goal is to avoid paperwork mistakes and confusion during life support calls. He noted difficulty in the IM alert system. The system, when operating, allows him to know how many and where firefighters are responding to calls. When operational, the system is a great aid in figuring who is responding to calls. He said that 13 sets of new

firefighter gear had been delivered, costing $38,000, and that new traffic vest and wands had been ordered for five volunteers that completed the fire police course. SFD is planning more fall training as well. Code Enforcement Officer Mike Kaleta reported that the local law relating to parking for bars and restaurants is still being discussed with the planning board. Trustee Alan Chamberlain reported that the control center handled 161 calls this month so far. In old business, the board passed a motion that the Clean Energy Community program requires. The motion sets a benchmarking policy of energy use in municipal buildings. The village will now record and make public the consumption of energy in the municipal buildings such as 65 Franklin, Main Street, the sewer plant, the well and the properties on Nason Boulevard. Mayor Krebs updated the board on the progress of the Community Development Committee that is part of the village master plan. Trustee Alan Chamberlain, as well as Reed Bramen and Matt Mayer, have step forward to serve on the committee. When a fifth person stepped forward, the first meeting will be held. The committee hopes to have subcommittees relating to energy, Rails to Trails, urban forestation and Heritage Park with a focus on public art. In trustee notes, Nils Wikman remarked that he was approached by former SGI grads about creating some sort of memorial beacon of hope to the victims and survivors of the current drug epidemic. The next meeting of the Village of Springville Board of trustees will be Monday May 1, 2017, 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street. Weekend of Fun salmon, to chicken pot pie and bacon wrapped tenderloin. Serving up dishes at the event are a few Southtowns favorites including Chanderson’s (Yorkshire), Colden Market & Café (Colden), Colden Mill Restaurant (Colden), Fiesta Bamba (Springville & Chaffee), Mary’s Fireside Inn (East Concord) and Springville Country Club. Pricing for the gourmet entrees will be split into different mouth-watering tiers, starting at $2. Guests can also take part in a Chinese Auction and a silent auction , where 50 baskets will be raffled off, with prizes including hotel stays, bird photographs, and more. Live entertainment will be provided by Wagner & Winston and The Rustic Ramblers, featuring Gene Hilts on steel guitar. The Taste of the Southtowns is hosted by Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary in Delevan, a privately-owned, non-profit bird sanctuary boasting the two largest covered aviaries in the world and more than 78 species of birds. The sanctuary has more than 700 endangered and

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protected ducks, geese and swans, koi fish and a gift shop. Proceeds from the event will be used by the sanctuary to support upkeep of the facility as well as help it grow and add new species.

For more information on the Taste of the Southtowns or the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, visit their website: www. gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm. com.

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Letter to the Editor Franklinville Maple Festival April 29-30 55 Years of Sweetness

The Annual Maple Festival has occurred every year since its inception by the Franklinville JayCee’s in 1962. The festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the village annually. Local maple producers, their maple syrup and maple products are higlighted each year. The Maple Festival requires hundreds of volunteers which make it so successful. The weekend’s schedule is as follows: Saturday, April 29 All-U-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast: Elem. School cafeteria, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kids 3 & under eat free/$7 adults/$6 youth 4-12 & 60+ Antique Gas & Engine Show School: fields across from Fire Hall, N. Main St., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Maple Products Sales & “Sugar Shanty”: In front of Elem. School, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Business Exhibits/Services and Kids Rides: Elem. School, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Crafts Show & Sales: Elem. School, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Maple Festival PARADE: Downtown Main St., 11 a.m. Blount Library Book Sale: Blount Library, Main St. downtown, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Creekside Roundup Horse Plowing Demos: School land across from Maple Haven, N. Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Helicopter Rides: Behind Elem. School, weather permitting, 11 a.m. start Petting Zoo: School land across from Maple Haven, N. Main Street, noon-5 p.m. Historical Society Open

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House Beautiful Miner’s Cabin: just off Park Square, 1-4 p.m. Chainsaw demos, Live Entertainment, Music: School grounds, 1-4 p.m. Round & Square Dancing & Country Music: Elem. Cafeteria, seating available 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 All-U-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast: Elem. School cafeteria, 7:30 a.m.2 p.m., Kids 3 & under eat free/$7 adults/$6 youth 4-12 & 60+ SAPS Race/Walk: Behind High School, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race 5K Walk: ($5 registration)/10K Race ($10), First 50 pre-registered get Free Tshirt Car-Auto-Motorcycle SHOW: Across from Fire Hall, N. Main St. 9am-4pm, 9am1pm, 1-3pm, judging, trophies follow Petting Zoo: School land across from Maple Haven, N. Main St 9am-4pm Creekside Roundup Horse Game Show: School land

across from Maple Haven, N. Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Maple Products Sales & “Sugar Shanty”: In front of Elem. School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Business Exhibits/Services and Kids Rides: Elem. School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Crafts Show & Sales: Elem. School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Helicopter Rides: Behind Elem. School, weather permitting 11 a.m. start Chicken BBQ Basket Raffles+more/winners: Sun.@4pm Fire Hall, N. Main St., noon-gone Historical Society Open House: Beautiful Miner’s Cabin, just off Park Square, 1-4 p.m. Chainsaw demos, Live Entertainment, Music: School grounds 1pm-4pm, Franklinville’s Got Talent, High School Auditorium 4 p.m. Franklinville’s Got Talent High School Auditorium, 4 p.m. For more info, visit www.

Five Years for the BCH Foundation Garden Party

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation’s fifth annual Garden Party is planned for Thursday, May 25 at the Springville Country Club. The foundation’s board is pleased to announce that the event will celebrate the career of Darlene Schrantz, RN and honor the memory of Dr. William McMahon. Schrantz retired from Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in March after a 44year career in nursing. Dr. McMahon was a longtime physician in Springville, who passed away in 2016. As the major fundraising event for the BCH Foundation, the Garden Party is a way to

Greetings, I don’t know how to begin to thank everyone for all the support given to me and my family following our Danielle’s tragic death. We want you to know that each hug, each comforting word, each card, each prayer helps our family get through this horrible time. We so appreciate the outpouring of support we received from our friends, family, work, community, and people we didn’t even know. It is truly overwhelming. The one thing I ask is that if Danielle’s death can be used as an example for some future conversation of parent to child, sibling to sibling, friend to friend concerning the absolute evil that these drugs bring to our society, please let it happen. Danielle was a brilliant young lady. A daughter, sister, wife, mother, accountant, auditor, and CPA. She lost it all due to her addiction. I obviously don’t know how to fix this problem, but we need to keep trying, keep talking, keep our loved ones from falling prey to this menace. If her example can save someone, we won’t have lost her in vain. Thank you again from all of us, Terry & Lauri Skelton Chuck & Audrey Skelton Tyler & Emily Skelton Liam & Kelsey Skelton Carley, Jack, and Christian

focus community support on a single project. The foundation board will use this year’s event to help fund the purchase

of a TEE – transesophageal echocardiogram. This equipment will be used in the BCH Heart Center. The Garden Party starts at 5 p.m. and concludes by 8 p.m. The Springville Jazz Orchestra and Hintz of Thunder will provide the musical entertainment. Tickets are $50 each or $80 per couple and are available at the BCH reception desk. For information and sponsorship opportunities, call the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation at (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email Kara Kane at kkane@

The Hulbert Library has just received a gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books and encouraging parents and children to read together. Come to the library to explore and enjoy our new collection!”

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Historical Society Movie: Saturday, April 22 at 10:30am. Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin. Please call the library for the title. Lego Club: Monday, April 24 at 6:30 pm. Ages 4-12, registration is helpful but not required! E-Book Class: Thursday, April 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. This workshop is designed as a practical, hands-on introduction to downloading eBooks from the library’s website for use on personal electronic devices. The focus will be on the Nook, Kindle, iPad & Android devices. There will be a demonstration of the steps required to download and activate necessary software, along with tips to effectively search and brows our OverDrive catalog. There are only 12 spots available so please call the library to sign up! Tech Open House: Wednesday, May 3 from 6-8pm. Stop in to the library to learn about all the technology we currently have and all we will be offering in the future! We are very excited to unveil some of the tech that has been in the works so please join us to check it out! Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. Library Hours: Monday 2-8 pm, Tuesday 2-8 pm, Wednesday 10:30am-5 pm, Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday 10:30am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday - CLOSED. 716-532-5129.

To the Editor: I encourage eligible voters in the Springville-GI school district to vote for Jessica Curry Schuster for a board of education seat on May 16. I know her as a devoted parent and energetic Springville Elementary PTA volunteer. I’ve also seen how she has taken on roles with the Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation and other groups that are committed to making the area better for children and families. When I ask myself the type of person I want to see in leadership roles in our school district, the answer is that I want to see people like Jessica: thoughtful, honest, and invested in our community. Few people understand what goes into serving on a board of education. As someone who knows what it’s like to be at the board table, I am confident that Jessica will make sound decisions that continue the progress made by our district while working well with other board members and the district’s administrative team. If you are not yet registered to vote in the district election, SGI has a voter registration day on Thursday, May 11 from 12 – 8 p.m. at the High School, Colden Elementary and Collins Center Fire Hall. And visit her Facebook page “Jess for School Board” to learn more about her campaign. - Kara Kane, Glenwood

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As she has mentioned in the past, she said that there really needs to be a full-time director at the Senior Center. She noted that there was a negative atmosphere developing at the senior lunches and that a director could help mediate situations like this. Lia Oprea of Sardinia, spoke next. Oprea represents WECAP, an organization that is uniting against the proposed National Fuel, Northern Access Pipeline (NAPL). She and her organization are traveling to town board meetings to address concerns about the project. In February, National Fuel was given eminent domain over the proposed pipeline. National Fuel will be taking landowners to court over access. In good news, she noted that the DEC denied water quality permits for the project. According to Oprea, there are no master plans in case of disaster and noted leaks in Franklinville. In Oprea’s support, Jennifer Marmion of East Aurora spoke on a leak in Elma that caused the evacuation of residents and the potential danger that exposure to gas and odorant may have caused. The real point that Marmion was getting across was that there is no master plan in place; locally, only the City of Buffalo Fire Department has the equipment to monitor air quality. Small communities do not have the training needed in potential disasters caused by these pipelines. The third person to speak from WECAP was Noreen Ersing, a former resident of Van Slyke Road in Sardinia, who addressed the concern that the eminent domain is also affecting the water supply of her former property. Though she no longer lives on Van Slyke Road, her grandchildren do. At current, there is no plan for the Northern Access Pipeline in Concord. For more information about WECAP, go to their Facebook page. Dennis Dains, Concord Highway Superintendent, started by reading the announcement from Legislator John Mills that nine miles of Springville Boston Road will be paved and Route 240, from Holland Glenwood Road to Foote Road, will be resurfaced. Supervisor Eppolito commented, “it is not enough” in regards to the fact that the worst section of Route 240 is between Foote Road and Genesee Road. Dains asked the public if they have concerns, to call John Mills’ office. Eppolito asked if there was any word on the county

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working on Belscher Road, to which Dains replied, “No.” He raised concerns about returning the road to county plowing and the conditions of the road damaged our equipment. On a good note, Dains reported that with passage of the NYS budget, the town will receive in excess of $80,000 in road aid this year from CHIPS and other programs for the highway department. He reminded the board and town personnel in attendance that the town will have their annual OSHA training on April 26. The board passed a resolution that the Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday April 26, 2017 to accommodate the training. In the fire report, Dains thanked people for the turnout at the Chicken BBQ on April 9, and for the nice installation dinner at Morton’s Corners Fire Department. He reminded the board that the East Concord Fire Department will have their installation dinner on April 22. In new business, the board awarded the Spring Trash pickup bid to Waste Management. Two bids came in to the town and were opened April 3, 2017. Waste Management’s bid came in slightly lower at $12,466.66. Darlene Schwiekert reminded residents that, as always, the pick up starts on the Monday after Mother’s Day. All trash needs to be within 5 feet of the pavement by 6 a.m. the first day. Roads are only serviced once. A full list of requirements is online at www. All electronics must be recycled at the eShed next to the Town Hall. The board moved to accept the mowing bid submitted by Pete Gabel at $5,300. The bids ranged from the high bid of $8,000 to a low bid of $400. The bid of $400 was disqualified as an irresponsible bid. “You couldn’t buy the gas for that much,” commented most on the board. The next highest bid was $4,800 submitted by Larry Heim. The bid for mowing is considered an RFP bid and does not have to be awarded to the lowest bidder. Considering the mowing bid is primarily for the cemeteries, the board voted in favor of the past experiences they have had with Pete Gabel. Councilman Snyder voted no in awarding this bid. The town is looking to purchase a new van for its seniors. The current van has 226,000 miles on it. They have contacted a variety of sources, including Rural Transit Service, about the best van

to meet their needs. They are sending out specs to different sources on the best fit for the town services. The hope is they can get a better price than what state bids would offer. Town Clerk Darlene Schwiekert asked the board to pass a resolution for the town clerk’s association. Currently, the County Real Tax sends out tax bills on Jan. 15 of a given year to “first class towns” or towns with over 10,000 parcels, with taxes overdue on Feb. 15 and a penalty rate of 1.5 percent on the tax. In “second class towns” or towns with less than 10,000 parcels, tax bills are sent on Feb. 15 of a given year and the taxes are overdue after March 15 with a penalty of 7.5 percent. The board passed the resolution. Though it wouldn’t affect 2018 taxes, the hope is that Erie County Real Property Tax will include the second class towns in the billing of Jan. 15 and have the same penalty. The board thanked Schwiekert and Stephanie Bacon for all their hard work in the town office and resolved to claim May 7-13, 2017 as municipal clerks week. On the matter of updating the Concord Codes on General Codes, a website that provides codes of every town, village and city in the United States, it was noted that the Town of Concord has not updated the code since 2008. The cost of updating will be from $1,500 to $1,800. The discussion was whether or not to produce hard copies of the codes as well. George Donhauser of the Concord Planning Board commented that, “We still use the books.” Though the ebooks are nice with smartphones and watches, the codes are constantly with you. Jim Krezmein noted, “The books were nice; you had your notes and tabs.” The discussion will continue. The town agreed to work with General Codes on Updating the Town of Concord Codes. The board appointed Ken Zittle as Liaison to the Parks. In library news, the board approved Sue Putney of Springville to the Hulbert Library Board. They tabled the appointment of another board member until the bylaws were reviewed. The other recommended person lives in Sardinia. The next Town of Concord Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 86 Franklin Street in Springville at 7 p.m.

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story. So here is the story of the Eaton House on Buffalo Road. There are a lot of things in Springville named Eaton, and most of them are named for Rufus Eaton, the “Father of Springville.” Rufus donated a lot of property and was the first to have the village surveyed. But the old Eaton House and Eaton Spring are not named after Rufus Eaton, but instead after his grandson, Luzerne Eaton. In 1868 or 1869 (the title search says 1869, Briggs History statement from Holland says 1868), Luzerne Eaton bought the property from George Holland, who had lived in Concord since 1835. George was the first person to own the property other than the Holland Land Company. Notably, George was CJ Shuttleworth’s father-in-law. CJ Shuttleworth was a major player in the construction and development of Springville in the late 1800s. Even greater was George Holland’s father, Luther Holland, as he moved to Springville with his son and died here in 1850. Luther Holland was an inventor. His major invention was the first force pump and horizontal movement in fire engines. George sold 25 acres of his land to Luzerne Eaton. George Holland moved into Springville and resided on Main Street for many years in what would become the old Presbyterian Manse on Main Street, and Luzerne built the current brick house on the property. By 1875, the house was completed. Maybe it is the fresh spring water and the unadulterated wilderness that the Eatons found in Concord that would inspire Luzerne’s son, Elon, to have an interest in taxidermy and the natural sciences. Elon graduated from Griffith Institute, studied at the University if Rochester and eventually started the Science Department at Hobart and William Smith College. More than that, Elon became the a curator at the state museum and published two volumes on the birds of New York State. He led a pretty impressive career in the science world. Most of his in the natural world came from his father. As soon as he owned the property, Luzerne began the work on his large trout fishery. Luzerne worked and built his fishery. However, he eventually succumbed to blindness in the last years of his life. His wife, Sophia, would help him around the farm to inspect the pond and farm. At one point, their granddaughter came to live with the Eatons. In 1905, Luzerne died and the family, including son Elon, sold the property to the village of Springville in 1906. The village maintained the house with the water works property for only a few years before they sold the house and part of the land to Fred Sixt. Fred Sixt kept the property before selling it to William Felton in 1912. The Feltons stayed on the property for some 57 years before money and age caught

up with the family. In 1961, the house was put on public auction and Joe Krzemein bought the property. Here’s where the story of the house gets interesting. Joe thinks that at one time the house was a restaurant because there was signage in the barn. In researching the story, I didn’t find any record of a restaurant on the property, but there may have been. According to Joe, “When we moved in here, there was a two holer by the old car garage, that was our facilities. There was a faucet in the back part of the old kitchen.” Joe is still curious about what happened to the Feltons. They had several liens against the property but it didn’t look like they did much work. Joe said that the Feltons tore the old barn down that was behind the house and moved it north of the house. He also said they had chickens and livestock in a side building and then the rest of the barn was full of hay when he bought the place. In 1971, Joe tore down the old car garage and built a new one, stoning the garage with stones from the basement. According to Joe, “ My father said those stones where brought down from the quarry on Middle Road.” Joe’s handy and is pretty great with stonework. If you look closely enough, you can find a wagon wheel, liberty bell and of course a “K” in the stone work. Krzemein said that a house is an never-ending project. The original house had a large side porch facing the pond that is long gone. In the house’s history, there have been two fires. At one point, different bricks were used to replace clapboarding prior to the Krzemeins owning the property. Interestingly enough, Joe said that when they took down the old Methodist Church in 1963, he was able to get bricks from there. “I thought that it was a pretty good match,” he said. “The church was built about the same time as the house and the old Griffith Institute in 1869.” Joe used those bricks to rebuild the back half of the house when they built a new kitchen in 1979. Joe gave me a nice tour of the house and his collection of antiques. I asked him if the house was pretty much intact from the original. Joe pulled out a letter from Miss Lucy Bensley that she sent to him when he bought the house. (Lucy Bensley was childhood friends of Luzerne Eaton’s granddaughter who had lived with them.) Lucy drew a diagram and description of the house as she remembered it as child. The house, with the exception of the missing porch and the modern plumbing facilities, was pretty much in its original state. The most amusing thing I found was that Lucy Bensley sent Joe her letter addressed: Mr Krzemein Old Eaton House by Eaton Pond, in a recycled envelope addressed to her. She had put a one cent stamp over the canceled stamp. Amazingly, the letter reached Joe.

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