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ECS Multipurpose Gymnasium Dedicated as ‘The Ward’

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The new multipurpose gymnasium at Ellicottville Central School will now be known as “The Ward” as part of a tribute to Mark Ward, who oversaw the facility’s construction as one of dozens of ties to his local school district. The facility — officially dedicated with a plaque Monday as the Mark J. Ward Center for the Arts and Athletics — pays tribute to Ward, a familiar face at a school district he attended as a kindergartener in 1958 and retired from as superintendent last year. The multipurpose gymnasium, part of a $9.8 million capital project, opened in September

2015 and was a project Ward was passionate about heading into his final years as Ellicottville superintendent. On Monday, his successor, Bob Miller, took time to reflect on Ward’s career — both his student career that started at the Great Valley School through his recent superintendency — to the student body, which often erupted in applause during the assembly. When it was Ward’s turn to say a few words, he said he was humbled by the dedication and repeatedly said the facility was built with the students in mind. “It isn’t about one person,” he said. “It’s See The Ward page 11

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All three propositions on the ballots for residents of the Ellicottville Central School District passed on Tuesday and Debra Golleyand incumbent William Murphy were elected to seats on the school board. The $12.75 million budget for the 2018-19 school year passed, 342-53. Voters also approved by a 346-46 margin a proposition to lease two buses and the proposal to levy

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Ready to Welcome UpRooted at Ellicottville Music Festival

By Alicia Dziak

If you’re like me, who went to college in the ‘90s, you’ve at least heard of Rusted Root. My freshman year at RIT was one I considered my “alternative days” when it came to my music taste (which morphed into my “hip hop days” by the next year). I, of course, was a member of Columbia House and BMG and stocked my (free?) CD collection with everything from Blues Traveler and Weezer to Alannis and Jewel. But topping all of my favorites from those days was Rusted Root. Classics like “Send Me on My Way” would often be stuck in my head, and even as I write this article, there it sits: “I would like to… reach out my hand...” Over the years, I’ve attended a handful of Rusted Root concerts to hear their catchy roots rock. The last time I saw Rusted Root, they were playing at Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival at Holiday Valley two years ago. They sounded just like I remembered them from back in the day. This year, when the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce released the

festival schedule, I was happy to see Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root’s lead singer, headlining one of the nights. While Rusted Root is on hiatus, Glabicki, who along with Rusted Root guitarist Dirk Miller — as well as Bobby Schenk on bass and Zil Fessler on drums, who have both played with Rusted Root in the past — and female singer Daisie Ghost Flower have formed a new band, UpRooted, which will be performing at the base of the ski slopes on June 29. While the show will feature many familiar Rusted Roots tunes, it will also incorporate some of UpRooted’s new sound, which Glabicki describes as “more groove-oriented” with more guitar work. (Take a listen! Head to YouTube and search “Man Not a Machine.”) “These guys are really solid, inspiring and

intuitive,” Glabicki said of his bandmates. “They know where the music needs to go and they just take it there.” Glabicki noted that the show will be improvisational. “The groove can change every night and the meanings of songs change every night,” he said. “Sometimes we’re as surprised as the audience on where the music goes, and we like it like that.” Of his return to Ellicottville, Glabicki said, “It’s a great town— a cool place with a unique vibe and a lot of culture.” He’s looking forward to spending the pre-show time in Ellicottville “soaking up something” and checking out the local eateries. “I’m a foody!” he said. Grab tickets to UpRooted’s show, with opener Funktional Flow, at ellicottvilleny.com.

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Continued from front page their girls golf team with ECS. They would be responsible for bussing the athletes to Ellicottville and tournaments. There seems to be no issue with this. Pioneer, being the larger school, typically would mean the team be placed under their classification, but with girls golf, there is only one classification across the state. New York State School Boards Association is holding a School Board Appreciation Week Reception June 25 at the Old Library. Board members are encouraged to go as there are always good speakers and a great opportunity to network with other school board members. During his superintendent’s report, Bob Miller said everyone has been busy with the budget and budget presentations along with state testing. The new scoreboards have been installed on the baseball and softball fields and look great. Elementary principal Connie Poulin attended the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference in Rochester. The district was given last minute notice on the conference and was happy Poulin was able to attend on such short notice. In her principal’s report, Poulin advised on the

ESSA Conference that was held in Rochester. She stated the conferenced centered on new means of collecting data and how schools will be measured. Schools will be measured against other districts along with a set criteria. This program is what replaced the No Child Left Behind Program. She advised chronic absenteeism will now be factored in and districts will also be required to collect exit data on students. Next, Poulin advised the upcoming Eagle Time will cover the topic of Friendship and Fairness. They are in the thick of field trip season and so far, students have gone to the Buffalo Zoo along with a performance at Shea’s. Kindergarten screening took place last week and they screened over 40 children, so there will be a nice group of kids coming into the school next year. In the high school, principal Erich Ploetz advised in his report that he attended the National Honor Society Banquet and one of Ellicottville’s seniors, Courtney Robinson, received the Mary Elizabeth Eaton Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Ploetz noted this was the first time in a few years an ECS senior received this scholarship

as there are only five total. Robinson also represented ECS in the Annual Writing Competition hosted by Cattaraugus/Allegany Principles Organization and should hear back soon on results. The Big Three All Academic Dinner was held for valedictorians and their principals, which Robinson attended. Ploetz also noted the Quebec trip was a complete success and the students made lifelong memories and friendships. In old business, there was a motion to approve the 2018-19 school year calendar; there was a second and ayes carried. In new business, Miller was approved to be the lead evaluator for the principals. Also in new business, the board accepted a letter of retirement from Dolores Whistler; approved Mary Abbinanti to the position of long-term substitute teacher aid and approved Madison Szpaicher to the position of substitute teacher (non-certified) upon successful fingerprint clearance from the state. The board retreated into executive session at the close of the regular meeting. The next meeting of the ECS Board will be on Tuesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the High School Library.

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A 200-foot long blade for a wind turbine being trucked to Arkwright in Chautauqua County moves through Washington Street in Ellicottville Monday morning. The wind turbines and tower parts are moving from Hamburg through Cattaraugus County on Routes 219, 242 and 394 to Interstate 86 in Randolph. EDP Renewables of North America is building the 36-turbine wind farm capable of generating 78.4 megawatts, enough to power 35,000 homes. Photo by Rick Miller.


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ASP Admin Building to Get $2.5M Restoration By Rick Miller

The 90-year-old Allegany State Park Red House Administration Building is in line for a $2.5 million upgrade. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the Administration Building restoration would include exterior windows and doors, masonry and drainage. The building opened in 1928. Jay Bailey, Allegany Region director, told the Allegany Region Commission last week the

project is expected to go out for bid this summer. No timeline for the work has been established. The original exterior windows and doors will be removed and taken off-site for restoration, Bailey said. There will be temporary window coverings while the windows are renovated. They will then be reinstalled. Also part of the project are new sidewalks in front of the Administration Building and renovations to the park police

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By Mary Heyl

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, which means it’s time to mark your calendar for the many festivals taking place this summer throughout Cattaraugus and Erie counties! Whether you enjoy arts and crafts, locally-made horseradish or live music, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy all summer long. May 19 Artisan Festivals at Granny’s Boot Antiques Twin Maple Event Management (TMEM) is hosting its third annual series of artisan festivals at Granny’s Boot Antiques, home of the Grevpode

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horseradish dates back to the early 20th century, when a local woman, Maude Bell, and her family grew horseradish along the Ischua Creek and transported it by horse and buggy to sell at the markets in Olean! Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to eat and buy horseradish, as well as a variety of other items from festival vendors, such as wine, craft beer, pottery, handmade jewelry, furniture, handmade soaps, crafts, candles, paintings and more! This year’s festival includes a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as live music until 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Hinsdale Horseradish Festival’s event page on Facebook.

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The Randolph Area Community Development has a variety of activities planned for the day. Children and families can enjoy the dunk tank, petting zoo, and music throughout the day, as well as a live performance from Randolph’s own Expressions Performing Arts Center dancers. Feeling lucky? Buy a raffle ticket to win a John Deere lawn mower, which will be raffled off at 5:00 p.m. (winner need not be present to win). Visit www. enjoyrandolph.org for more. June 16 & 17 Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo The following weekend, June 16 and 17 is also the Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo, the third largest Juneteenth celebration in the world! Juneteenth, otherwise known as Freedom Day, commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery through President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. In 1976, the city of Buffalo first celebrated this important day, and after much growth, the festival is now held in Martin Luther King Jr. Park at the intersection of Best Street and Fillmore Avenue. The festival features Underground Railroad tours, children’s activities, African dance and drum lessons and various activities at the heritage tent. Bring the whole family to enjoy a variety of vendors, an antique car show, the family photo booth and the popular basketball showcase! The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. on June 16 with the annual parade that begins at Genesee Street and ends at the park. Visit juneteenthofbuffalo.com. June 29-July 1 Ellicottville Summer Music Festival Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course transforms during Independence Day Weekend to become one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region for Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1! Enjoy live performances by a variety of bands and musicians: Friday night’s opening performance will be Uprooted, featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, with opening act Functional Flow. Saturday night will feature Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx, followed by the Buffalo Philharmonic on Sunday evening. Bring the whole family for a great weekend: children ages 12 and under are free, and discounted presale tickets can be purchased now through June 17 through the Chamber of Commerce online at ellicottvilleny.com or call 1-800-349-9099.


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ECS NEWS ECS Students Give a Taste ‘o’ Solo

By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter

Your heart is pounding, and your palms are sweating. Your breaths are fast and shallow. You want to run. Are you being chased by a bear? No…you’re at solo festival. Special note: tasto solo is an Italian term used in music scores indicating that a melody should be played on its own. On the 11th and 12th of May, 89 Ellicottville students had a chance to show off their hard work and musical talent at the ever-terrifying NYSSMA Solo Festival. Held at Pioneer High School, this long-awaited event is the cause of much stress and anxiety. It can, however, get a student accepted to Area and Conference All-State. These ensembles, comprised of the best musicians in the state, are an opportunity for Ellicottville musicians to perform and enjoy music at a high level. Ginna Hensel, a 15time solo fest attendee, reminisced about her many years of performance. “It’s been hard,” said this ECS junior and player of over 10 instruments, “solo festival catapults you out of your comfort zone. These experiences, however, have made me a better musician and all-around a more empathetic person. I can’t thank my parents and music teachers enough for supporting me.” Crystal Wilder, Ellicottville’s high school and middle school band director, sent 14 students to perform their solos this year. “I enjoy taking my students to solo festival,” she said. “It teaches them discipline and gives them another

For Ginna Hensel, a 15-time solo fest attendee, the marimba is one of more than 10 instruments she can play.

person’s opinion on their performance. It makes me proud to see how hard my students work to do well.” Pat Waldron, choral director at ECS, brought 20 students. Not only does Waldron have to take time out of her choral practice to help her solo festival students (choral students don’t get individualized lessons like band students do), she also has to accompany every student on the piano. “I feel every moment of stress that the performer does,” said Waldron. “I’m there before, after, and during their performance.” Madisyn Kilby, who performed both a vocal and baritone solo, expounded on the differences between

the two. “During a vocal solo,” said the sophomore, “it’s only you and the judge. I believe that it makes you more vulnerable because it’s your voice, not an actual, physical instrument.” Solo festival may be one of the most stressful experiences of a young child’s life. They have one chance to make it work. There is no second try; they cannot restart in the middle of the audition. For children, this one-time-deal situation is a rarity. Being young is all about trying until you finally get it right. The times when you absolutely cannot try again, however, are an essential part of growing up. Knowing how you react under pressure and identifying personal calming

techniques are essential for a happy, healthy life. There is no way to easily get past a solo festival judge’s scrutiny. How much work you have put in will be directly reflected in the terrifying number in the bottom right corner of the dreaded score sheet. There is no way to “hack” solo festival, but there are ways of making it less stressful. Practicing, of course, will ease the anxiety. It is proving to yourself that you can, indeed, do it. Starting young is a huge advantage as well. Becoming accustomed to stressful situations like these are the only way to become an expert at handling them. Practice makes perfect. Kathy Weller, ECS’s elementary music teacher, carefully prepares all of her students with their musical futures in mind. “Solo festival is a valuable tool in a student’s musical journey,” she explained. “It teaches them about setting goals, hard work and perseverance, and dealing with stressful situations. Just going and performing a solo piece for a complete stranger can be intimidating, so learning how to cope with that anxiety will foster skills that will be useful in all areas of life.” The three W’s (Mrs. Wilder, Mrs. Waldron, and Mrs. Weller) are the backbone of the ECS music department. These wonderful women provide musical outlets for students, organize and play for ECS musicals, and are emotional supports for all their students. Without them, these stressful solo festivals would be almost unbearable. Without them, music at Ellicottville wouldn’t exist.

SOFTBALL RECAPS SOUTH DAYTON — A quartet of Eagles collected three hits and Courtney Sexton earned the win as the Ellicottville softball completed a season sweep of Pine Valley with a 10-6 CCAA East II victory Monday. Makenna Smith, Evie Cortez, Allison Przywara and Halie Mowery all had a trio of hits for the Eagles (5-9). Sexton scattered 10 hits while striking out one and walking three along the way. Malori Waag had three hits for Pine Valley.

Catt-LV 13, Ellicottville 12 CATTARAUGUS — It was more of a test than Heather Kagelmacher might have expected, but she’s hoping her team can use it as a learning experience. After beating Ellicottville 18-5 earlier in the season, her Cattaraugus-Little Valley softball team trailed the Eagles, 12-10, heading into the bottom of the sixth on Friday. Despite a shaky day defensively, it still managed to come out on top. C-LV went ahead for good on a two-run error. But it wasn’t a pretty

win, Kagelmacher acknowledged. Allison Przywara had two doubles and three RBI while Sarah Sheffield posted two hits and an RBI for the Eagles. Frewsburg 10, Ellicottville 2 ELLICOTTVILLE — Makenna Adams racked up 13 strikeouts and allowed just five hits and hit a grand slam offensively to power Frewsburg Wednesday, May 9. Peyton Yost had three hits while Sam Smith added two for the Bears. Halie Mowery had two hits for Ellicottville.

ECS Performers of the Week This spring, The Ellicottville Times introduced a new feature, ‘ECS Performers of the Week.’ This space aims to highlight notable achievements by Ellicottville Central School athletes. The Times welcomes suggestions from all high school sports, which can be sent to Sam Wilson at samwilsonsp@gmail.com. This week’s honorees, from the week of May 7-12:

HUNTER O’STRICKER Senior, Baseball

Ellicottville senior Hunter O’Stricker put together a monster offensive week for coach Chris Mendell’s baseball team. O’Stricker hit a first-inning grand slam against North Collins on Monday, May 7, helping spark a 6-0 upset to back pitcher Austin Grinols’ complete game two-hitter. On Friday, O’Stricker again drove in four runs, on two doubles including a two-run go-ahead hit in the sixth inning as the Eagles beat Cattaraugus-Little Valley 14-9. Ellicottville (7-9) was set to play Randolph Wednesday before opening the Section 6 Class D playoffs.

HAYLY FREDRICKSON Freshman, Track & Field

Ellicottville freshman Hayly Fredrickson set a Franklinville school record in the girls pole vault competing for the merged Franklinville/Ellicottville Titans track and field team. Fredrickson cleared 9-feet-0 on the pole vault in a meet Wednesday, May 9, at Maple Grove. She also won the 400-meter hurdles against the Red Dragons, clocking in at 1:15.5. Fredrickson repeated her record vault with a 9-0 on Saturday at Wellsville’s Spring Day to take third in the invitational. She will compete in the pole vault Friday in the selective “Super 8” meet Friday in Salamanca.

BASEBALL RECAPS ELLICOTTVILLE — All season long, the Franklinville baseball team has depended largely on the right arm of Brock Blecha. It did so again Tuesday, but had to be creative in how it deployed the senior ace. In the continuation of a suspended game from early May, Blecha was called on multiple times to help the Panthers out of a jam while keeping his pitch count down in order to be available for Wednesday’s final league game against Pine Valley. Blecha did just that, helping Franklinville preserve a 9-4 triumph over Ellicottville in a CCAA II East matchup. In total, he made three appearances in the game, counting when he made the initial start last week, collecting nine strikeouts with no walks. Ben Mooney went 4-for-4 with two RBI while Jake Peters had two hits and drove in two runs for the Panthers. Franklinville took a 4-0 lead before Ellicottville tied the game with a four-run fifth inning. The Panthers (8-3, 6-3) then tallied five runs over the final two innings to pull away. The big hit came from Mooney, who hit a two-run single with two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth to put Franklinville up 6-4. After Isaac Kopp took the ball first Tuesday in the second inning, Blecha reentered in both the third and fifth innings, finishing the game after taking over in the fifth, to help keep the Eagles at bay. “In the third (with Franklinville up 2-0), we had bases loaded and one out, and he struck out the next two batters to get out of the inning,” Ellicottville coach Chris Mendell said. After the Eagles scored their four runs in the fifth, “we had one out and a guy at second and third, they brought Blecha back in and he struck out the next two guys. “That’s basically how it went down.” The Panthers, with Blecha available, can clinch sole possession of second in the league standings with a win today over Pine Valley. A loss and it will share second with Frewsburg, with whom it split in the regular year. Austin Grinols went 2-for-4 while Frank Neff and Steve Rowland both had RBI singles for Ellicottville (6-8, 4-6). “We really came back,” Mendell added. “We played well. I give our kids a lot of credit.” Pine Valley 10, Ellicottville 6 SOUTH DAYTON — Ellicottville was gifted 11 walks and four errors, but couldn’t capitalize in falling to 7-8 Monday. Trent Mihalko went 4-for-4 with an RBI while Steven Crisanti had a double and three RBI for the Panthers (6-5), who made up for those free bases by out-hitting the Eagles, 10-2. Hunter O’Stricker accounted for both Ellicottville hits with a double and a single. Ellicottville 14, Cattaraugus-LV 9 CATTARAUGUS — Chris Mendell had to give Cattaraugus-Little Valley just as much credit as his own team. In the teams’ fourth meeting in this weather-altering season, the Timberwolves took an early 3-0 and punched back every time Ellicottville attempted to pull away in the later innings. In the end, the Eagles came away with the win in a CCAA II East matchup Friday. Hunter O’Stricker collected two doubles and four RBI, including the go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning for the Eagles. Ellicottville used a five-run fifth to take its first lead (7-4), but C-LV responded with a three-run bottom half to tie it. The Eagles went up 10-7 in the sixth and the Timberwolves responded with a two-run home run from Sam Gray to once again make it close. It wasn’t until it plated four more runs in the seventh that Ellicottville put the game out of reach. The teams played a pair of non-league games early this year “just to get on the field,” Mendell said. While most games in the area were being wiped out, the field at West Valley was playable, and the two nearby schools took advantage, and Cattaraugus-LV won both. The latter two contests were league games, with Ellicottville winning, 15-9 and 14-9. Frewsburg 14, Ellicottville 2, 5 innings ELLICOTTVILLE —Reed Bjork Tim Wright and Andrew Tibbetts combined on a six-hitter for Frewsburg (9-4, 5-4). The Bears got two hits each from Bjork and Daniel Mammoser (double, RBI) each had two hits and Trent Gray had two RBI Wednesday, May 9.

ECS SPORTS SCHEDULE FRIDAY, MAY 18 Girls JV Softball Away vs. Randolph Boys Modified Baseball (at WV) vs. All-Lime Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Sherman Girls Modified Softball (at WV) vs. All-Lime Girls Varsity Softball vs. Sherman

@ 4:30 p.m. @ 5 p.m. @ 5 p.m. @ 5 p.m. @ 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Track & Field at Olean (Counties)

@ 10 a.m.

MONDAY, MAY 21 Golf State Qualifier at River Oaks

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TUESDAY, MAY 22 Boys Modified Baseball at Olean Girls Modified Softball at Olean

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 Girls Golf State Qualified at Gowanda CC

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THURSDAY, MAY 24 Golf 3-Man Tournament at Gowanda Boys Modified Baseball vs. Randolph Girls Modified Softball vs. Randolph

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SCHOOL & COMMUNITY Cattaraugus County D.P.W.

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Health & Fitness: A Yoga Style for Everyone

By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

Yoga has many health benefits, from reducing stress and clearing your mind, to creating long, lean muscles and core strength you’ll be proud of. Whether or not you’re already enjoying and reaping the benefits of yoga or are new to this style of workout, there are so many levels of yoga available that work for beginners to experts, and styles to fit just about anyone’s preferred type of exercise. But with so many types and options to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right fit for you— for your body, experience and fitness level. The following are some of the most popular types and levels of yoga out there and available in and around Ellicottville. Hatha yoga is one of the most popular and common types of yoga in North America, and it’s great for beginners because of its structure and postures. You’re not going to get a vigorous workout—instead, gentle movements and poses will help create long muscles and loosen you up. It typically focuses on

three aspects: breathing, meditation, and postures. While many beginners are attracted to Hatha yoga for its easier moves and slower pace, it can be a good fit for all fitness levels because of the relaxation and loosening of your muscles, and can be an effective way to relax after a busy or stressful day. This class is taught by Laura Solly and will be at the Ellicottville Memorial Library on Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:45 a.m. starting in June. Anyone who enjoys yoga poses that flow from one to the other would enjoy Vinyasa yoga. It’s filled with a variety of poses that will get you sweating with intense, fluid movements (or flow). One of the best things about Vinyasa yoga is how different each class can be—there isn’t a set number of poses that you’ll do during each class, making it appealing to people who don’t like doing repetitive routines or who are easily bored. Vinyasa yoga works well for beginner yogis, but also for those with an advanced skill level. It’s all about finding the right class for you, and you’ll easily be able to find a flow class since it’s one of the most popular styles. This yoga class can be found at Core Performance Fitness and Training on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Another popular form of yoga is Power yoga - The name itself should give

you an idea of the intensity and type of exercise. Power yoga requires quite a bit of athleticism and guarantees a challenging and intense workout. If you’re looking for weight loss, this is the right yoga for you. Flowing from pose to pose, you’ll get a great cardiovascular workout while strengthening your muscles and improving your balance. Power yoga typically doesn’t include the spiritual aspect you’ll find in many other forms of yoga, so if you’re looking for a workout that will push you hard and burn tons of calories without the focus on connecting with your inner self, this is the one for you. If you exercise regularly or follow health trends, you’ve likely heard of the term hot yoga, or Bikram yoga. During this type of yoga, the temperature is set to over 100-degreesFahrenheit with a high humidity level, turning your surroundings into a sauna and adding a significant challenge to your workout. You’re obviously going to sweat a lot during this extremely popular form of yoga that includes a standard 26 poses. It may sound like only expert yogis should take a Bikram yoga class, but it’s actually fit for beginners too. It’s best to check with your doctor before signing up though, as it may not be safe if you have certain medical conditions.

Cattaraugus Area Museum to Be Open Memorial Day

The Cattaraugus Area Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Memorial Day to honor those who have given their lives to our country. Officials said a special display of unique World War I photos will be shown in the museum. The photos document the arrival and progression of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from its arrival in New York City to Arlington Cemetery. The museum will also be utilizing its newly renovated display window as well. New insulated, protective glass has been installed to protect the displays from sun damage. Paint and new lighting also helped spruce it up. Mannequins have been purchased using a generous donation

from the 2017 Kenny Preston Memorial Golf Tournament. “Abigail”, “Simon” and “Sam” will be used throughout the year to show off the museum’s clothing collection. End of winter cleanup of the Cattaraugus Area Museum and a brief meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at the museum on Main Street in Cattaraugus. The public is invited to attend the meeting. The museum will also be open Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. in July and August. In addition, the Otto Medora Ball Museum will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays in July and August. Contact Eileen Weishan at 257-5116 for more information.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities May 17-20 Annie at Springville Center for the Arts. Showings at 7:30 p.m. May 17, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. May 20. TIckets $15 general admission, $12 students and seniors. Call (716) 592-9038.

June 8 -10 Ladies SUP Retreat Weekend with Adventure Bound on the Fly Please call for further details about the event. 716-217-4047 or email info@ adventureboundonthefly. com

June 29-July 1 Ellicottville Summer Music Festival Featuring Uprooted (June 29), Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx (June 30) and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with fireworks (July 1). Tickets and more info, ellicottvilleny.com.

May 31 BCH Foundation Garden Party Springville Country Club. Tickets available from kkane@bch-jbr.org. 5 to 8 p.m.

June 10 EVGV Trail Ham and Turkey Party Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 pm. At the Ellicottville American Legion.

July 5 Adventure Series at Allegany State Park For more information on this event please visit http://www.parks.ny.gov

June 10 Hike for Hunger Sprague Brook Park

July 7 America Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino. Tickets $35. at 7 p.m.

June 1-3 Girls Getaway Weekend Ellicottville ellicottvilleny.com June 1-3 60th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage For more information on this event please visit www. alleganynaturepilgrimage. com/ June 2 2018 Allegany Garden Festival For more information on this event please visit http://AlleganyGardenClub. com

June 16 Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle race. holidayvalley.com June 16-17 Ellicottville Paddle Festival Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley. www. adventureboundonthefly. com Starting June 29 Ellicottville Stroll The Streets Every Friday from 5pm 8pm through August 31.

July 14 SCENe Garden Club third annual Garden Walk Downtown Springville. July 27-29 Ellicottville Jazz & Blues Weekend Wander through the village and enjoy a variety of Jazz and Blues performances in the local restaurants bars, and street-side! More info at www.ellicottvilleny.com

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COMMUNITY Great Valley Officials Frustrated Over Issues With DEC By Rick Miller

Town officials frustration with the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a variety of issues boiled over at Monday night’s town board meeting. Great Valley Supervisor Daniel Brown notified town board members that DEC officials were looking for town permission to sample groundwater near the old town dump behind the Town Hall and highway garage. After receiving a 30-day notice from DEC that they want to come on to town property, Brown noted that the town still has “a few things up in the air” with DEC. He said he would not give the DEC permission until after notifying the town board. Brown said the town has

been waiting for more than 15 months for an answer to its application to remove a berm at its gravel pit behind the Town Hall to expand it slightly and provide a continued supply of gravel for the town for years to come. The answer was supposed to come in 30 days. It’s been over a year. “They say they are short-staffed,” Brown said. Town Attorney Peter Sorgi said the town’s options are to allow the DEC access to the property or force them to get a court order. Brown said the town dump operated from the mid 1950s to the early 1970s. The DEC might better test area homes wells, he said. With the town’s application to expand their gravel pit is still in the hands

of the DEC, Bown said it would be “a waste of time” to sue over the state failing to act promptly. They would claim being short of staff. Brown said DEC had fined the town $1,000 each for two sewage spills involving private septic systems. The fine was levied by DEC after the town failed to register on a DEC website in the allotted amount of time. Then Brown said there was trouble with the state website and now all the information will have to be entered on a new site, ALERT NY. Sorgi said he explained the situation to DEC officials, who reduced the fines to $500 each from $1,000 each. “We’re still arguing with them. I said we’d sign it, but cross off the $500 fines.” First the

reporting system didn’t work, then DEC junked it. Then, Brown said, DEC sought the town’s help in installing a fish migration pipe beneath Christian Hollow Road. The town agreed, but asked a $500 installation fee. That sparked what Sorgi said were “unprofessional emails” from DEC in return. ON ANOTHER ISSUE, Brown told the board the Kill Buck Community Grounds will be available for rent to groups this summer for $150 a day, $50 of which is refundable if the grounds are cleaned up. Electrical power will also be restored to the facility. Kill Buck residents are talking about holding a Great Valley Bicentennial Picnic at the Community Grounds.

The grounds will be mowed by two different area contractors and a bid for a contract for the remainder of the summer will be let in June, Brown said. The park “will never pay for itself,” but the board sees it as a service for residents, Brown explained. He said the old kitchen should be opened up and turned into an amphitheater. The Salamanca Sports Boosters will be the first group to utilize the Community Grounds as they move back there for an annual event. A meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. May 22 at the Kill Buck Fire Hall to discuss the Community Grounds. Bob Patterson, who lives near the Community

Grounds, said bricks from the old Kill Buck School had been obtained from the Seneca Nation could be used to build a memorial at the Community Grounds. Brown said recent rains had shorted out a smoke detector in the courtroom at the Town Hall, setting off fire alarms several times in the early morning hours. “We need a new roof on the building,” Brown said. “I climbed up and tarred the roof (where it leaked).” The board later held an executive session to discuss advertising for bids to replace the roof. Brown also announced that Assessment Grievance Day would be May 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Residents will need to fill out a form from the assessor to present to the Assessment Board of Review.

Obituary

Paul Kingston painter Miranda Turner. Come check out these beautiful works of art! 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!!! Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tues/Wed until 8 p.m. Closed Sundays www.evml.org. (716) 699-2842 Summer Intern Position Available – We are pleased to announce the generous donation of funds from the Rotary Club of Ellicottville Foundation for Youth to hire a local student (high school senior or college student) as a summer intern to help with the children’s Summer Reading Program. Any student interested in applying for this position should stop by the Library or call 699-2842 for more information. Applications due June 4th.

Book Sale – Memorial Day Weekend – The Library book sale will be open Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th from 10 am until 5 pm. The book sale will continue for another two weeks and be open during normal business hours. If you are bringing books to donate to the sale, please drop them off by Thursday, May 24th. Artwork at the Library – currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by local

Knitting (& crochet) Club – The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. The next meeting is May 21st from 6-8 pm. Note: All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles! Story time is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. www.ellicottvillelibrary. org – 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.

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“That’s an interesting accent!” was the comment often heard when people met Paul for the first time. Born and raised in England, Paul came to the United States in 1956 to visit his sister, who was living in Franklinville. He had been working several years in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and traveled here on a freighter from South Africa. He quickly made Western New York home, living and working in Buffalo. In 1963, he joined the Ellicottville Ski Club, serving as president on two occasions. So began a lifelong love of skiing and of Ellicottville. Paul fulfilled his plan when he retired to Ellicottville in the 1990s. Here, he pursued his passion for gardening and photography. As a Master Gardener he gladly shared his knowledge with others. With photography, many of his works have sold in Ellicottville shops. Additionally,

he lent his time and talents to the Nannen Arboretum, serving as president of the board and the Ellicottville Memorial Library, serving on the Board of Trustees for many years. In 1971, he met Penny Lips and they began a 46+ year loving relationship. All who knew Paul were touched by his optimistic outlook, wonderful sense of humor and lighthearted spirit. Paul died on May 7, 2018, at the age of 86 after several months of declining health. Besides Penny, he is survived by brothers Peter (Edna) and Laurie (Sheila); sister, Tessa (Alf); and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends in England, Buffalo, Ellicottville and elsewhere. Following Paul’s wishes there will be no wake or memorial service. If desired, donations in Paul’s name are welcome at the Nannen Arboretum and Ellicottville Memorial Library.

Religious Services Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 5pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820, Services 5pm Sat

“The Crooked Staircase” by Dean Koontz

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom of millions. Jane’s ruthless pursuers can’t stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book or an eBook using our interlibrary loan program. Don’t forget, you can access over 15,300 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!

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First Baptist Church, Great Valley 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Mansfield 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 257-9138, Sat 7pm, Sun 10am Grace Bible Baptist, Little Valley 201 Rock City Street 257-3645 Sun Sch 10am, Sun Worship 11:0am & 6pm Wed Bible study/prayer svc 7pm

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ST. BONAVENTURE — Freshman confirmations are running at a 10-year high at St. Bonaventure University, up 22 percent from fall 2017 and more than 44 percent from fall 2015. As of last week, 537 freshmen had committed to the university for fall 2018. Bernie Valento, vice president for Enrollment Management, said the university has seen a dramatic spike in freshman enrollment from Buffalo (up 73 percent from fall 2017) and Rochester (up 28 percent), bolstered by

out-of-state students who will make up more than 26 percent of the freshman class. May 1 was the unofficial College Decision Day, but almost all institutions continue enrolling students through the summer. In response to the state’s new Excelsior Scholarship, unveiled last summer to provide free SUNY and CUNY tuition to students under certain income thresholds, the university increased scholarship levels by as much as $4,000 for the most academically gifted students. “Yes, we increased our scholarship packages, but the effort was strategic and financially responsible in response to Excelsior,” said Dr. Dennis DePerro, about to complete his first year as university president. “One of the great byproducts of the decision is that the incoming class is one of the most talented academically that we’ve had in some time.”

But more generous aid was only one reason for the significant bump in enrollment, DePerro said. Just three years ago, the incoming freshman class was only 390 students. “This didn’t happen by accident,” said DePerro. “This was a collective and collaborative effort across all divisions of the university, from academics and athletics to enrollment, marketing, ministries and student affairs.” One of the things that attracted DePerro to seek the presidency was seeing the upward trajectory the university was on thanks to the strategic plan that had just been implemented when he came on board. The plan continues to evolve as demands and needs change, he said. “Initiatives like new majors in health science and cybersecurity, the School of Health Professions that we’re building, our veterans recruitment program, the

addition of men’s lacrosse – all of these things and many more have revitalized our presence in Western New York and the Northeast,” he said. The university also devoted more resources this year to digital, TV, radio and billboard advertising in Buffalo and Rochester, and reaped the benefits of the best men’s basketball season in 40 years. “No question, the tremendous exposure we received from the great season the Bonnies had gave us an additional boost,” DePerro said. “But we also had a great season six years ago for both of our basketball teams and we saw no substantial bump in enrollment. “Exposure like that only helps if students who turn their attention to you during that period of heightened awareness can see that you have exciting programs and offerings that entice them to come here,” he said.


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For the past two months, Richard E. Rivers has been serving as the interim executive director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County. Rivers, who served for two decades as director of career and technical education at Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES before retiring in 2002, is back in education — temporarily. He and his wife moved to Florida after Rivers served as interim director of his old BOCES department for a time in 2013. They moved back from Florida two years ago to McKean County, Pa., to be closer to family. Last year, Rivers was elected to the Otto- Eldred School Board. Rivers heard about the interim executive directors post at Cooperative Extension post through BOCES, where his daughter works. A former Cooperative Extension board member told Rivers’ daughter he might be interested in the post. “I started March 19,” Rivers said. He’s assisting the Cooperative Extension board members in finding a new executive director. The contract of Suzann Cushman, who was the first executive director hired after Cattaraugus County restarted its own branch of Cornell Cooperative Extension after many years as a joint venture with the Allegany County Cooperative Extension, was not renewed and she left the post in January. “I’m getting to know the Extension,” Rivers said. “We’ve got a great board of

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The May 2018 meeting of the Village Board opened with good news: the State Assembly passed Bill#A08355 designating the Great Valley Creek and its tributaries as inland waterways for the purposes of Waterfront Revitalization. This allows the municipalities surrounding an opportunity to access grant money for revitalization projects. Mayor John Burrell advised this should be referred to the Village grant writer for further information. He also advised the village should reach out to those closely involved in water sports for their input into projects. It was noted though that the State Senate also needs to pass the bill, but we are one step closer and should be prepared. This bill was introduced by Assemblyman Joseph Giglio of the 148th District. Continuing in good news, the EllicottvilleGreat Valley Recreational Trail received 501(c)(3) tax status. There was a reminder of the meat raffle at the American Legion on June 10. During the Teitsworth Auctions, the Village received $3,988 in additional revenue. Last, funds from the Extreme Winter Recovery Aid has been transferred back into the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program Fund. Business from the Floor: There were four speakers in front of the Village Board this month. First was Anne Northrup, trustee Greg Cappelli and Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Fredrickson. They presented a draft of the proposed Short Term Rental Local Law. There was discussion regarding who the local emergency contact would be along with over occupancy. This will include regulations such as applying for a license and having your license number published in any marketing of the property, notifying all property owners within a 200 yard radius of the permit. There are still details being worked out and there was emphasis that this would be self

policed upfront and this is how Vail, Colo. initially implemented their Short Term Rental Local Law. Burrell thanked the three for their hard work and is very impressed with this first draft. It will now be sent to Kathleen Moriarty, village attorney, for further review and edits. Next up was Terry Fuller, the Workbase Learning Coordinator for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Fuller highlighted the different internship programs that are offered and the process involved. An intern could work 1-3 days per week, morning or afternoon. There are 17 different programs ranging from Heavy Machinery Operations to Natural Resource (Landscaping etc.). Students are chosen based on a handful of qualities such as attendance, grades and enthusiasm. After meeting to find out the needs of an intern, Fuller will choose candidates for the Village to interview. He noted the Chamber of Commerce is now using the services of an intern in their office. Burrell thanked him for his time and suggested he meet with the Town/Village Engineer Nile Peirson to discuss possibilities. Ed Carey of Good Energy presented a Power Aggregate Program for Municipalities and Residences. They recently paired with the New York Commissioner of Mayors and the Association of Towns. This is a no contract source of purchasing power such as Electric and Natural Gas. Westchester County was the pilot County and Dutchess County soon followed. A Local Law is needed in order to present a proposal to the Board. Carey advised he had spoken to many municipalities in Erie County such as Amherst, City of Buffalo and Lackawanna with those three being very interested. A question was raised as to whether this was an opt in or opt out program because of the number of residents who are not full time in the Village. The Mayor feels if we can buy power with those larger municipalities it would be a win-win for all. The VB made no

decision on passing the Local Law. Cappelli asked that Pierson investigates as he has experience with bulk purchases of power. Last to speak was former Mayor Edna Northrup in regard to our status with Tree City USA. Burrell advised we are still active members and Jobe Lowry, who works for the Village and has a degree in forestry from Syracuse University, and has attended the Conference for the past two years as well. Northrup thanked the mayor for the information. Approve Minutes: There was a motion to approve the April Regular Meeting Minutes; a second and they were approved. There was a motion to approve the April Organizational Meeting Minutes; there was a second and they were approved. Last, there was a motion to approve the minutes from the Special Meeting; there was discussion on minor corrections. There was a motion to approve the minutes as corrected; a second and they were approved. There was a motion to accept the April 2018 Financial Report; there was a second and it was approved. There was a motion to pay the bills; Pierson noted that Voucher 421 from Nussbaumer & Clarke for the amount of $1,927 was for work that had not been completed or received. There was a motion to pay the bills with the exception of Voucher 421; there was a second and it was approved. The Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 and No. 3 of 2018 was opened. These are regarding the Zoning Code Amendments and the Certificate of Occupancy and Certificate of Zoning Compliance. Mayor’s Report: Burrell attended the Cattaraugus County Municipal Officials Association (CCMOA) and was elected to be the Second Vice President of the Organization. The County Engineer is currently designing the Fillmore Drainage and Mill Street Sidewalk. Pierson’s estimate of the project will cost $25,000-$35,000.

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Special Events: There There was a motion to There was a large turn out was discussion on alcohol table the bid selections; of Ellicottville Officials NameTier ________________________________ being allowed on Monroe a second and it was to the Southern Street for Jazz and Blues tabled. Pierson advised West Local Government Address: Festival. Spencer Murray he can get the new street Conference. Burrell ______________________________ advised that he would sweeper for $190,000 attended the New York _______________________________________ and if ordered by June Commission of Mayors be applying to the State 15th it will have a Tier 3 Conference for continuing Liquor Authority for a Phone #:a______________________________ Cummins Engine. There education. There was permit to have a roped off was a motion to approve second CCMOA Meeting section and the ability to Email: _________________________________ Pierson to purchase the regarding procedure for sell outside. He said last street sweeper; a second lockdown situations. year we had issues with and it was approved. Next, There was a people standing in the Bids were received for motion to close the Public doorway watching the the Monroe Streetscape Hearing on Local Law No. outdoor music and if there 2-2018; there was a second Project. There was a was an issue it was not motion to allow Pierson and it was closed. There safe to have the doorway to award the project to the was a motion to close the blocked. Murray advised lowest responsible bidder; Public Hearing on Local that he would rather see Law No. 3-2018; there was there was a second and the Open Container Law a second and it was closed. it was approved. Pierson be lifted during the event also advised he would like so that all area restaurants to move towards having Planning Report: and bars could benefit. all the same brand of There was a motion to There was a motion to equipment when possible. approve; a second and it waive the Open Container It will make replacing was approved. The Short Law for Jazz & Blues Environmental Assessment and repairing much easier Festival from 11 a.m. - 6 in the future. There was Part 1 needed to be p.m.; there was a second money set aside from conducted on the proposed and it was approved. the Engineering Grant to Zoning Amendments and Murray also feels the hire an assistant engineer. Part 2 County Referral Chamber of Commerce Currently Bob Scharf had been received stating needs to provide the labor is assisting Pierson and no issue with the Zoning to assemble to detour signs Pierson has asked that he Amendments. There was for Oldies Weekend and stays on part time until a motion to declare a Fall Festival. Also, he Negative Declaration under the end of December. would like them to take Pierson is also working the State Environmental care of garbage and trash on a Safety Program and Quality Review; a second removal for Fall Festival. has reached out to JCC and ayes carried. Village Last, regarding the Sept. regarding continuing Planner Gary Palumbo 1 Music Festival at the education opportunities. advised if/when the board Village Park, we will soon acts he will draft a decision Because of this some of the know the National Act and Village Employees will be letter for the County. will have marketing and taking the 10 hour OSHA There was a motion promotions ready for June Approved Construction to adopt Local Law No. 1st. 2-2018; there was a second Safety Class. Last, Pierson will soon have a quote for and it was adopted. There Refuse: Patra Lowes the Smart TV/Computer was a motion to adopt negotiated a $190,500 deal for the Town/Village Hall. Local Law No. 3-2018; with Casella for 3 years of there was a second and it trash removal. There was a Sewer Report: There was adopted. motion to accept the bid; a was a motion to approve; There was a motion to second and it was accepted a second and it was approve the Department . approved. of Public Works Report; New Business: The a second and it was new Insurance quote Code Enforcement approved. was received for a total Report: There was of $25,968 and Burrell a motion to approve; Engineering Report: advised this is a 2 percent a second and it was There was a motion to increase over last year. approved. approve; a second and it There was a motion to was approved. Pierson accept this bid; a second Beautification: Reggie discussed in detail his and it was accepted. Next, Klahn has been hired part report. Bryan Clark there was a motion to time to aid in watering the attended Class C Water allow the signage for the village plants. This will School and passed. He Ellicottville Championship alleviate time taken from will now be attending Rodeo; a second and the DPW employees. He Class B Water School. signage will be allowed. will work with the Ally Pierson is currently Last, there was a motion to Catz on this. There was a working on an equipment accept the Year End Budget motion to hire; a second inventory which will Modifications; a second and it was approved. allow for better vehicle/ and it was approved. equipment maintenance There was a motion Sidewalks: Patra and replacement. 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and flat terrain, with a front nine built around ponds and bunkers, and the back nine laid out around the lower ski slopes, which brings into play many elevation changes. Other area courses include: Cardinal Hills Golf Course 78 Conewango Road Randolph (716) 358- 5409 www.cardinalhillsny.com Cardinal Hills is a public, 18-hole golf course with pars of 72 and 73 and maximum hole yards totaling 6109. Originally founded in 1927 Cardinal Hills has developed into a beautiful 18 hole – par 72 course. Gentle rolling hills and undulations provide an enjoyable yet challenging golf experience and the scenic views and natural rural settings which surround the course are one of a kind. Concord Crest Golf Course 9255 Genesee Road East Concord (716) 592-7636 www.concordcrest.com Concord Crest is a public, 18-hole golf course located in rural East Concord. The website says, “the primary architect for Concord Crest Golf Course was Mother Nature herself, as the layout takes full advantage of wetlands, creeks, ponds, and a stand of old trees.” Elkdale Country Club 4683 Route 353 Salamanca (716) 945- 5553 www.elkdalecc.com Elkdale is an 18-hole semi-private course, with pars of 70 and 74. Public golfers can book tee times online, and new to the course this year is Green Superintendent Chris Haggerty, bringing more than 25 years of experience.

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Holland Hills 10438 Holland Glenwood Road Colden (716) 537-2345 www.hollandhillscountryclub.com Holland Hills is an 18-hole public golf course with pars of 72 and 75. The course is located atop the highest point in Erie County, with tees that offer views of the rolling countryside. Ischua Valley Country Club 8093 Route 16 Franklinville (716) 676-3630 Facebook@IschuaValleyCountryClub Ischua Valley is a restaurant, bar, banquet facility, bowling alley, and a unique, public 9-hole golf course. The course has two different sets of tees at each hole, allowing you to play 18 holes with different pars and yardage for the front and back nine. The course features nightly leagues, special events, weekly meal specials, bowling tournaments and more. Springville Country Club 14445 Cascade Dr. Springville (716) 592-4334 www.springvillecc.com The Springville Country Club is a semi-private club offering two 18-hole courses with a par of 71. The Springville Country Club offers an unforgettable golf experience for all skill levels on its well manicured, lush fairways and greens. Rolling Hills Golf Course 10739 Olean Road Chaffee (716) 496-5016 www.rollinghillspar3.com Rolling Hills is a public 9-hole, par 3 golf course. This meticulous course is located on 70+ acres, complete with a practice green, practice range, and two ponds to test your skills.

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