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Time for Fun at Allegany State Park!

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Camping! Hiking! Fishing! Biking! Boating! You can do it all at Allegany State Park (ASP), New York’s largest state park with 65,000 sprawling acres to explore. With next weekend as the unofficial start to summer, now’s the time to plan your adventure at ASP. Camping anyone? Choose from hundreds of camp sites, cabins and full service cottages in a variety of park settings. Do you want to be overlooking a creek? Close to your neighbor so you can share a campfire? Backing up to the woods or in an open field? You can take your pick! Visit www. to book your stay. Miles of hiking trails await to take you over all kinds of terrain. Choose from destination hikes to the Stone Tower, Fire Tower, Little Ireland, the Bear Caves and much more. Head up Black Snake Mountain and snap the obligatory “one foot in New York, one foot in Pennsylvania” picture, challenge yourself on the North Country and Beehunter trails, or simply take a stroll through Thunder Rocks or around Red House Lake. Pick up a trail map at the rental offices. Enjoy fishing on Red House, Quaker and Science Lakes. Rent a watercraft at Red House and Quaker Lakes, where you can choose from paddleboats, canoes, kayaks and SUPs. At Red House, you can also rent a bike or pedal car to take on the paved path around the lake. On your journey, be sure to stop by the new waterfowl observation deck, located near the bike path below Red House Dam. After you’ve worked up

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Mountain Coaster Opens for the Season May 19

The wait is over! The Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster opens for the season this Friday, May 19. The Mountain Coaster at Holiday Valley is similar to a roller coaster, but it’s built on a mountain. One or two riders sit in a “car” attached to rails that pulls you up the hill, then it follows a zig zagging spiraling path down the mountain. Riders are able to control their speed with brakes on the car. An uphill track 1865 feet long, with a vertical rise of 283 feet, makes way for a downhill track consisting of 15 curves of varying length, 12 waves, one jump, plus a huge spiral. The Coaster is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays (plus Memorial Day Monday) from May 19 to June 11 and open daily starting June 16. The Coaster is part of Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park, which also houses the Aerial Park and Climbing Forest. For pricing and more info, visit www.

ECS Budget Passes By Elizabeth Riggs

On Tuesday, May 16 Ellicottville voters passed the proposed 2017-2018 Ellicottville Central School District budget by an overwhelming majority vote of 264-57, exceeding the required 60 percent majority approval of the raised Tax Cap. The vote finalizes the district budget of $12,319,921 for the 2017-2018 school year. ECS voters also passed the school bus proposition by a

vote of 271-49, which will allow the district to lease two 66-passenger, 2018 International School Buses for the next five years. The decision will ensure that all of the buses in the district’s fleet are less than five years old. In the school board member election results, Board Member Len Zlockie was re-elected to another five-year term, defeating See ECS Budget Passes page 4

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Mansfield Addressing Zombie Property

By Jann Wiswall

Town of Mansfield Supervisor Bob Keis has asked the newly formed Cattaraugus County Land Bank Corporation to consider acquiring a “zombie property” at 6010 Toad Hollow Road, a severely blighted, taxdelinquent property that has been the source of community

complaints for some two decades. Keis explained to the board during its Monday, May 15 meeting that the property, which has been repossessed, was scheduled to be auctioned by the county this month. He asked the county to delay the auction until it can be

considered for land bank acquisition. The county’s Land Bank was established with New York State grants in March. According to the land bank’s website (which is still under construction), “Land banking is a tool,

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EFD Open House May 20 By Jennie Acklin

The Ellicottville Fire Department is hosting an open house as part of the Recruit NY program this Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every single citizen in the U.S. counts on firefighters and first responders to be there, just in case, every single day. Even if you’ve never called for help yourself, most likely you know someone who has.

In most areas, fire department members are volunteers who donate many hours to train and respond to emergencies. And there are never enough volunteers, especially in rural, sparsely populated areas. “We need everybody – we can never have enough volunteers!” said assistant fire chief Rob Germain. He added that, “We average See EFD Open House page 2

Gowanda Harley-Davidson Promotes Motorcyle Safety Month By Elizabeth Riggs

“Look Twice. Save a life.” The tried and true phrase for motorists and motorcyclists alike is especially important this May, which is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. At Gowanda Harley-

Davidson, one of the longestrunning, continuously familyowned dealerships of the Harley-Davidson chain, May is the perfect time to give riders some extra reminders of safety. “It’s that time of year. Just talking about motorcycle See Motorcycle Safety page 2

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The Disco is Back!

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It’s time to break out the bellbottoms and platforms— this is the weekend of the Ellicottville’s Largest Disco! Over the past year and a half, the not-so-new place in town, Villaggio, has brought new event upon new event to Ellicottville. The Disco returns for a second year, featuring Disc Jockey Paul Seitz, original DJ at the Rusty Nail, an Ellicottville bar that stories are still told about to this day.

The masterminds behind these great events are Villaggio owner, Nick Pitillo and his general manager Spencer Murray. “I love discos and I love parties, so it seemed to make sense,” Murray emphatically said. “This year we are giving away tickets to Zac Brown Band at Darien Lake for The Dance Competition and there will be prizes for Best Male and Female Costume.” The doors open at Villaggio

(located in the heart of the village at 7 Monroe Street) on Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m., and the party will boogie into the wee hours of the night. Tickets are available pre-sale for $30 and at the door for $40. Ticket includes food from one of the delicious and unique buffets we have come to expect at Villaggio. Of course, the staff will be serving up cocktails and creating a groovy atmosphere all night long. If you can’t make it until late, do not fret— tickets after 10:30 p.m. are only $15. You can stop in the restaurant, call (716) 699-2199 or visit to purchase tickets. “Last year was better than I could have imagined; I am looking forward to this one and hope it is even better than last year and more people join in on the fun.” Murray said. From first hand experience, Villaggio’s events never disappoint, so go dust off that leisure suit, lace up the platforms and practice your Hustle; the Fever returns!

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about 150 fire calls and over 350 ambulance calls each year. We are always looking for volunteers to help with those calls.” If you’ve ever thought about volunteering, or if your spouse or children have, this Saturday is your chance to learn more. It all starts at the Fire Hall (30 Fillmore Drive in Ellicottville) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the day, you can learn about volunteering, take part in CPR and fire extinguisher demonstrations, SCBA (selfcontained breathing apparatus) demonstrations and pick up some fire prevention and safety tips. The fire trucks will be on

display, as well as the EFD’s Hummer. Members of the department will be there to answer questions you might have about what it means to be a volunteer and will explain that you don’t have to physically fight fires in order to be of help. There are many people who take on all sorts of roles you may not have even thought about, such as driving trucks, directing traffic, handling hoses, changing air tanks, distributing drinking water and restocking supplies. Leaders and members of the EFD Explorer Post 652 will be there all day to provide information about this program

for boys and girls ages 13-15. The Explorer Post was established in 2015 to address the severe shortage of fire department volunteers, especially younger volunteers who can take the place of those who will be retiring in the next few years. It is part of the local Boy Scouts post 652. Teenagers 16-18 may join the department as fullfledged members (with certain restrictions). The Ellicottville Rotary Club’s recent donation will be used to purchase gear for the Explorers, as it was last year. If you’d like to meet our fire chief Ed Frederickson and other members of EFD, everyone is invited to the open house. If you can’t make it Saturday, but are interested in learning more about joining, stop by the fire hall any Tuesday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. when volunteers gather for a work night. No advance notice is needed – just drop in. You can also visit the EFD’s Facebook page for more information – Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department.

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safety and awareness is another reminder to look twice,” said Gowanda Harley-Davidson Marketing Manager Delaney Peters. During the month of April, which is National Check Your Helmet Month, the store encourages riders to come in and consult with their experts on motorclothes. “April is National Check Your Helmet Month and the dealership is always happy to talk about and promote safety. Come in any time and make sure that your riding gear is fitting your properly,” Peters said. “Riders should be replacing their helmet every 3-4 years.” Speaking of safety, the Gowanda Harley-Davidson store also offers an exclusive program for those who are new to riding. “For someone thinking about riding, we have what we call Jumpstart experience program. We’d be happy to give you a ride on a real motorcycle. No experience necessary,” Peters said. The Jumpstart program offers interested riders a chance to throw a leg over a real motorcycle that is fastened to a stationary platform as staff educate riders about controls. They are then given the opportunity to take a real ride, and staff can then assist with obtaining a motorcycle permit or enrolling in local motorcycle training classes. “Gowanda Harley-Davidson works closely with Motorcycle Safety School (MSS) which is a New York State-accredited Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) class. We recommend taking a course even if you already have your license. You can always learn how to ride better,” Peters said. Even Gowanda HarleyDavidson employees are riders, as the store location is known as the “dealership that

rides.” “We have employees who actually have their license, which seems to be an increasing trend to hear from someone. It’s a bragging point for us,” Peters said. Another bragging point is the long list of the events that the store is a part of each season, including the upcoming Hollywood Happening event, which is being dubbed “WNY’s Largest Bike Rally.” The event, which will be held from June 2-4, will raise awareness for the ongoing $4 million restoration of the historic Hollywood Theater in Gowanda. “It started 19 years ago by a gentleman who worked here, Randy Rosen, who had the idea to get a bunch of bikers together to help raise funds and awareness of the dilapidated Hollywood theater at the risk of being torn down,” Peters said. “It’s become the unofficial start to summer, and for many it has become a family reunion and reunion of friends.” The event will feature live music, performances in the theater, a motorcycle stunt show, food vendors and more. But it’s not Gowanda HarleyDavidson’s only event this summer – far from it. The store also organizes monthly bike nights which are held at Kissing Bridge Ski Resort in Glenwood. “The third Friday of every month is bike night at Kissing Bridge,” Peters said. “There is live music on the deck, rain or shine, at Buffalo’s Best Grill which operates Willie’s Smokehouse, deckside. They have a full menu and smoked food, and an outdoor grill with classic summer fare – hot dogs, hamburgers, and Italian sausage.” Gowanda Harley-Davidson is involved in Springville’s upcoming Memorial Day

parade. Retired store owner John Reed, who is also a Vietnam Veteran, started the annual Ride to Remember in honor of local veterans by providing free breakfast on Memorial Day from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Gowanda Legion Post 409 in Gowanda. Riders then ride from Gowanda, through Collins, to the parade route in Springville, and finally stop at the Vietnam Memorial at Sprague Brook Park for a short ceremony. “Families have sacrificed a lot and we just want to make sure that families know that there are people that remember what they’ve sacrificed,” Peters said. As further appreciation for military, during the month of May, Gowanda HarleyDavidson store is offering a $100 gift card to any veteran or active service member who signs up and also successfully completes a motorcycle license course. For those who can’t attend any of the events, but are still interested in the Gowanda Harley-Davidson store, Peters said there are plenty of reasons to stop in. But the main one may be the service. “We have three master techs in the building. We have a longstanding tradition of training. Gowanda Harley Davidson believes in sending their service staff for training as much as possible,” Peters said. “Gowanda-Harley Davidson was started by a service tech back in 1947, and today is still known as the go-to shop when you need something done.” Gowanda Harley-Davidson is located at 2535 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda, NY. For more information on their bikes, motorclothes, events, store hours and more, visit their website: www.gowandaharley. com.

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Will Lowry Releases New Album

Ellicottville native Will Lowry recently released a new album of original music. The album is entitled “Colours & Lines” and was recorded locally at Diamond Lake Studios. Lowry is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter currently living in Little Valley. Lowry’s musical career began in 1970 when his band played at local bars. The band was the “house-band” at the Telemark Restaurant. Lowry then moved to Boston, MA, where he studied classical guitar. In 1979, he recorded his first album of original music, entitled “Mystery.” Two more Located at Holiday Valley inside the Tamarack Club

albums followed as he played extensively throughout the state. “Colours & Lines” is Lowry’s fifth album and is now available locally, as well as on websites such as Amazon and CDBaby. This summer he will be featured as an “Artist in Residence” at Allegany State Park and will perform in Ellicottville on Saturday, Aug. 11. His shows frequently consist of cover songs by well known artists, interspersed with his own compositions. The music from this and other albums can be sampled at

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Ellicottville Central Spring Sports Banquet

Spring Sports: Baseball, Golf, Softball, Track, Alpine Ski Senior Student -Athletes. The ECS Spring Sports Banquet is scheduled for June 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm., at Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge. All student-athletes and guests will need to make reservations and get tickets to attend the Banquet. Reservations are required! Those reservations are to be made no later than Thursday, June 1. Student-athletes are free, compliments of the Sports Boosters Club! For other family members, the cost is $12. Attendee’s are asked to remain for the entire program

and to be courteous to all of our sport teams and players. Everyone is encouraged to dress neatly. We encourage all of our senior student-athletes to be in attendance. In addition to Spring Sports awards, the final Athletic Banquet for 2016-2017 school year will award the Male & Female: “Most Valuable Athlete”, “Most Improved Athlete”, and the “Heart & Hustle” 2 – Coaches “Eagle Pride” Awards. In addition, The “Bud Krause” – Football Award, and two Memorial Awards – The Dana Stark “For the Love of the Game” and the Kristen Hintz – “Heart of a Warrior” awards will be

announced. The ECS school community would like to thank Holiday Valley and its staff for supporting ECS athletics being a major sponsor of our annual Basketball Holiday Tournament and once again for hosting and catering this year’s Spring Athletic Banquet. The Board of Education, Administration, Coaches and Community members are exceptionally proud of the dedication, character and sportsmanship that all of our student-athletes demonstrate at our competitions. Congratulations to all ECS teams!!

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opponent Dr. Erin Cornelius by a narrow margin of 160157. After closing the polls for voting at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, the ECS School Board held a regular meeting in which Superintendent Mark Ward detailed a recent hearing he and Middle/High School Principal Bob Miller had with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association last week. According to Ward, their efforts were to lobby for a recent student who transferred to the district be permitted to play sports. “It was for a student who transferred from West Valley and was unable to play because she did not have a physical move,” Ward said. In addition, Ward outlined the district’s tentative plan for handling outreach to substitute teachers, which will involve a school staff member to reach out using a school cell phone rather than being coordinated through a school secretary. “We think this is the cleanest way to do it. It’s hard to ask [teachers] to take calls on [their] own personal phone. If we just issue them a phone

then the bill is covered by the district,” Ward said. “We just think it’s the right way to do business.” Ward said that the cell phone would prevent teachers from having to be reimbursed for phone calls on personal devices, and most importantly, it would allow outreach in the form of text messages rather than phone calls, which may be more convenient for potential subs. In the Middle School and High School Report, Miller announced that grades 3-8 have wrapped up math and ELA testing, and science testing will begin for grades 4-8 on Wednesday, May 24. Miller also announced upcoming changes to the routine for Moving Up nights. This year, Freshmen Orientation will take place on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m., which is new. The district has previously held moving up night for grades 5, 6 and 8, but will be splitting up the events and hosting an orientation in August for students in grades 6 and 7. “This will allow students to find their lockers, try out

their combinations, locate classrooms, etc. just before school starts. The intent is to provide a smoother transition for these students when school starts in September,” said Miller. Miller also announced the upcoming Junior /Senior prom, which will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the West Valley Firemen’s Clubhouse. Lastly, he announced plans for a senior class outing after announcing at a prior meeting that the senior class trip was cancelled due to lack of interest. “Senior class members are going for a dinner cruise on Chautauqua Lake on the Chautauqua Bell. We have around 37 kids talking about going and the senior class is paying for it. It’s something different. We have some high hopes that it will be a good time for them,” Miller said of the outing, which will be held on Friday, June 9. The next ECS Board of Education Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

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Spring is in full swing, and there’s no better place to start enjoying it than the historic village of Randolph, NY. The Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC) is hosting its 45th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dozens of craft and food vendors will line Main Street with their handmade wares and tasty treats, and a day of entertainment, contests, and raffles is sure to keep visitors busy. There’s something fun for everyone to enjoy in Randolph all summer long! On Bank Street, dozens of food vendors will be set up, including new vendors and long time favorites. MJ’s Tavern, one of Randolph’s newest restaurants, will be set up with their popular “slammer burgers” and other goodies, like deep fried macaroni and cheese bites. New for the 2017 festival, MJ’s Tavern will also host a beer tent at the end of Bank Street. Other food vendors include Fowler’s Taffy and Franklin’s Kettle Corn, as well as Randolph Lions Club’s popular Italian sausage and burgers. Looking for a sweet treat? Get to the festival early for a delicious homemade Amish donut— available while they last! Entertainment is a big part of the Arts & Crafts Festival. This year’s lineup includes a DJ who will be playing

music throughout the day. At 1 p.m., Main Street will be taken over by Randolph’s Expressions Performing Arts Center’s dancers, who will be performing right on the street. New for 2017: the “Tree Guys” of Jamestown will be hosting a chainsaw carving expo! There’s lots to do for families and children, too. Sundance Farm Petting Zoo will be a part of the festival, and Eagle Dreams Rehabilitation will be set up with their live birds of prey display. The dunk tank, sponsored by Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop and Randolph Retail Company, will again be a part of the festival. New for 2017: get your portrait drawn by caricature artist Chris Schroeder of Erie, PA or get a beautiful design painted on your face by face painter Caren Hurlburt. Although the festival takes place along Main Street, there are plenty of activities taking place on Jamestown Street, which runs parallel to Main Street. At the Randolph Library, children’s author and artist Barbara Gibbon will be signing copies of her newest book “Animal Homes ZXA: an Out of Order Alphabet Book” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Next door, the Randolph Historical Society will be hosting a local history display about area churches over the decades. For those competitive visitors, the Arts and Crafts Festival promises several

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opportunities to get involved. The Dog Show, in which visitors can enter their dogs in one of the various categories for judging, is taking place at 11 a.m. All dog show entrants register at the RACDC information booth in front of Community Bank, N.A. beginning at 10:30 a.m. At noon on the front lawn of Senn-Sations Salon and Day Spa, the Beautiful Baby Contest will take place: all babies ages 12 months or younger are invited to participate in this fun event sponsored by Randolph’s favorite salon. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at the salon. Feeling lucky? Throughout the day, the RACDC will be selling raffle tickets for a brand new, John Deere D105 riding lawnmower at the information booth! This mower, valued at $1,500, is on display at Randolph Auto Supply on Jamestown Street in Randolph, where tickets are on sale now. The winner will be announced at the end of the festival (winner need not be present to win). Interested in being a vendor at this year’s festival? There’s still space! Craft and food booths are 12x10’ and are available with access to electricity. New vendors are always welcome; contact the RACDC at (716)358-9701 ext. 208 or email racdc@ for more information and a vendor registration form. As you and your family plan your visit to Randolph, visit to see everything this community has to offer. For updated news and photos about Randolph events, including the Arts and Crafts Festival, follow Enjoy Randolph on Facebook.

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Rock Painting – Paint a stone, leave a stone – paint simple designs and short messages of inspiration on smooth rocks. Then leave at least one of your treasures somewhere in the community for someone else to find! Cathy Lacy will teach this free class which is open to all ages. Class to be held from 6-8 pm on June 13th . 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 5th. Book Sale – Memorial Day Weekend – The Library book sale will be open Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th 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 25th. 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. 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 May are on Monday evening from 6-8 pm. No meeting on Memorial Day. 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.

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“Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann From the author of The Lost City of Z, this book is a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll limbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. Together with the Osage they began to expose history. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Don’t forget, you can access over 15,400 eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card!

Health & Fitness Core Strength and Cycling

By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

With the spring and summer season upon us, you cannot help but notice many folks out for a bike ride. Whether you’re on a cruiser, a mountain bike or a dialed in road racer, your fitness level will impact your enjoyment of your ride. Even if you feel you have strong and sturdy legs, as your ride progresses, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The problem? Your core cries uncle long before your legs wear out. Although a cyclist’s legs provide the most tangible source of power, the

abs and lower back are the vital foundation from which all movement, including the pedal stroke, stems. “You can have all the leg strength in the world, but without a stable core, you won’t be able to use it efficiently,” says Graeme Street, founder of CycloCORE, a DVD-based training program, and a personal trainer in Essex, Connecticut. “It’s like having the body of a Ferrari with a Fiat chassis underneath.” What’s more, a solid core will help eliminate unnecessary upper-body movement, so that all the energy you produce is delivered into a smooth pedal stroke. Sadly, cycling’s tripod position, in which the saddle, pedals and handlebar support your weight, relies on core strength, but doesn’t build it. The following are some of the reliable core exercises that, if done on a consistent basis, will strengthen your core and your overall enjoyment and performance while cycling. The Plank: the plank is

tremendous core strength and mental focus. Six Inches: Six Inches is a static exercise that works your abdominals, since you use them to hold your feet “six inches” in the air. Scissor Kick: Taking Six Inches to a new level, you are now working your abs and hips to move your legs like scissors. Transverse Plank: The Transverse Plank puts you on your side to work your obliques. Boat Pose: The Boat Pose is another static exercise that puts a big focus on your abs and really works them. Power Bridge: The Power Bridge works your glutes and lower back with some pelvic thrust action. Hip Extension: The hip extension works your core, especially your lower back. Mountain Climber: You’ll be climbing mountains in no time with the quick and powerful legs you’ll build from these movements. Super Mans: It’s a bird... it’s a plane... it’s a cyclist working his lower back muscles.


A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities May 19 - 21 Allegany State Park ASP GeoBash XII ASPGeobash/

May 20 Hospice Walk & Run 2017 Allegheny River Trail at St. Bonaventure University 10am - Registration at 9am May 20 Artisan Fiber Festival Granny’s Boot Antiques Springville, NY 11am - 3pm May 20 Ellicottville’s Largest Disco Villaggio 7pm

May 20 Olean Community-Wide Garage Sale 9am -4pm 716 372-4433

May 27 2017 Amish Relief Auction 7:30am - 5pm Empire Livestock Cherry Creek Market Cherry Creek

May 20 3rd Saturday Trek Allegany State Park Wolf Run Road Starts at Noon Registration is not required

May 28 Little Valley Speedway’s Season Opener 6:30pm -7pm Little Valley Speedway

May 20 2 FREE movies at The Ray Evans Seneca Theater Trolls at 2pm La La Land at 7pm Salamanca May 21 Cruising Against Cancer Car & Craft Show 12pm - 4pm Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

June 2 - 3 Girls Getaway Weekend Ellicottville event-calendar/ellicottvillewomens-weekend/ June 2 - 4 59th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage www. alleganynaturepilgrimage. com

If you have an event for our community calendar, please email or call (716) 699-4062.

Alex Lineen, 11, of Hamburg, placed first in his age group at last weekend’s Happy 5K at Holiday Valley, while his mom, Emily, placed second in hers.

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ALLEGANY STATE Park News park events May 20 ASP GeoBash

May 20 Wolf Run - 3rd Saturday Trek Saturdays starting May 27 Summit Fire Tower Talk, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays starting May 28 Stone Tower Talk, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 3rd Saturday Trek- Osgood Trail July 3 Fireworks at Quaker Lake July 17-18 Raccoon Rally July 21 Rock the Park

Fun at ASP! an appetite, head to the Park Restaurant in the Red House Administration Building, where you can find soups, salads, burgers and everything to satisfy your cravings. If the sun is shining, enjoy the outdoor patio that overlooks the lake. Browse the park shops and find unique gifts and everything you need for a comfortable stay in the park. Each side of the park boasts a gift shop and a general store, offering everything from t-shirts and mugs to ice cream and coffee. Be in the know on all things ASP. Be sure to pick up the Ellicottville Times every week and check out the park page, featuring events and other happenings in the park all summer long.

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Local Farmers Markets Open for the Season

It’s that time of year again when local farmers markets open for the season, offering the freshest of everything to local consumers. The following is a list of area markets: REAP Olean Farmers Market Every Saturday 8 a.m. – 1p.m. May 13 – Oct. 28, 2017 Olean Center Mall Parking Lot, 400 N. Union St. Olean NY This market accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), WIC Vegetable & Fruit Coupons, FreshConnect

Checks, SNAP EBT, and from June 1 – November 1  doubles the value of SNAP sales in the Double Up Food Bucks program. Find us on Facebook @ REAP Olean Farmers’s Market Southern Tier (Olean) Farmers Market Every Friday 2 – 6 p.m. May 19 – Oct. 21, 2017 Tractor Supply Parking Lot, 1900 Constitution Ave. Olean NY This market accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), WIC Vegetable & Fruit Coupons, FreshConnect

Checks, SNAP EBT, and from June 1 – November 1  doubles the value of SNAP sales in the Double Up Food Bucks program. Find us on Facebook @ Southern Tier Farmers Market Salamanca Farmers Market Every  Tuesday  11 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 23 – October 27, 2017 Jefferson Park @ Park Ave. Salamanca NY This market accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), WIC Vegetable & Fruit Coupons, FreshConnect Checks, SNAP EBT, and from  June 1 – November 1  doubles the value of SNAP sales in the Double Up Food Bucks program. South Dayton Farmers Market Every Saturday  9 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 3 – Oct. 21, 2017 Village Park @ RT 322/Parish St, South Dayton This market accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), WIC Vegetable & Fruit Coupons, FreshConnect Checks, and SNAP EBT. Find us on Facebook @ South Dayton Farmer’s Market Franklinville Farmers Market Every  Wednesday  3 – 6 p.m. June 14 – Oct. 25, 2017 Park Square, RT 16 @ Pine St, Franklinville This market accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), WIC Vegetable & Fruit Coupons, FreshConnect Checks, SNAP EBT, and from  June 1 – November 1  doubles the value of SNAP sales in the Double Up Food Bucks program. Find us on Facebook @ Franklinville Farmers Market

59th Allegany Nature Pilgrimage June 2-4

Founded by Gib Burgeson of Jamestown after a trip to the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor event hosted in Allegany State Park (ASP). The weekend, a group effort by the Jamestown Audubon Society, Buffalo Audubon Soceity, Presque Isle Audubon Society, Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and ASP, combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. This weekend of natural history welcomes both the seasoned naturalist and the inquisitive beginner. Activities run June 2-4 and include a variety of naturalistled nature walks, lectures and programs. Registration covers admission to nearly 100 different activities including

fairy houses and toad abodes, geocaching, bird banding, owl prowls, beginning and advanced birding, beaver walks, insects, trees, wildflowers, star watching, “Underwater Monsters” and a splash hike, where adventurous participants wade up a stream in search of natural curiosities. Allegany State Park is comprised of over 60,000 acres and abounds with plants and animals. 176 bird species have been recorded in the park. It also has some of the best examples of Old Growth Forest in the region. In addition to the lectures, walks, and other activities, a tent program is held each evening. For more information and to register, visit www.

BQA in a Day Scheduled for Local Cattle Producers Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides training to beef and dairy cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques, handling of animal health products, injection sites, and record keeping. The goal of this program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer’s attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products. This BQA Program is being sponsored by the New York State Beef Producer’s Association, in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. BQA in a Day training will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., in Cattaraugus County. The program will begin at the Mansfield Fire Hall, 7960 S Maples Road, Little Valley, NY at 9 a.m. with the classroom training and continue after lunch with the hands-on Chute Side Training hosted by Williams Ranch and Cattle, Jeff and Vicky Williams, 7860 Maples Road, Little Valley, NY. Dr. Shannon Carpenter, Veterinarian with the NYS Department of Ag & Markets, will teach this Beef Quality Assurance program. “It doesn’t matter what animal species you are involved with, learning to do a subcutaneous shot on an animal is something we should all know how to do in the agricultural industry.

I encourage all 4-H kids and their parents to attend,” stated Dr. Carpenter. The cost for the training for the first person from a farm is $25 which will include the program, BQA manual and lunch, and $15 for each additional person from the same farm. If you already have a BQA manual, the cost is $15 each for the program and lunch. The cost for youth is $8 to cover lunch. This educational program is open to anyone involved in the beef and dairy industry, including 4-H youth. Youth 14 years old and above can participate in this training and receive their BQA certification. Youth under 14 years of age are welcome to attend the training, but cannot receive the formal BQA certificate. By attending this BQA training, a producer will receive Level 1 Certification. After signing a Veterinarian Client/ Patient Relationship (VCPR), a producer will be Level 2 Certified. The producer then has the opportunity to purchase a farm sign verifying the BQA

certification. To maintain the BQA certification, producers should attend a training every three years. The Beef Quality Assurance Program is supported by the Beef Checkoff. Pre -registration and payment for this BQA program is required by Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by sending names of participants and a check payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension and mail to CCE, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Please contact Jeff or Vicky Williams at williamsranchandcattle@ or (716) 2579176; Ted Card at lvg1259@ or (716) 6643339; or Abigail Luzier, 4-H Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County at or (716) 699-2377 ext. 130 if you need more information or have any questions. We look forward to having beef and dairy producers attend this important educational program to learn more to ensure the safety and quality of the beef we produce and market.

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enabled by state legislation, to help communities combat the problems associated with blight, abandoned and vacant properties. Taxdelinquent, abandoned and vacant properties destabilize communities, create fire and safety hazards, drive down property values and drain local tax dollars. Land banks strategically  acquire vacant properties  and convert these liabilities into assets” by clearing “titles of all liens which allows them to acquire, manage and convey vacant properties in ways that align with community priorities.” Essentially, land banks offer communities “a strategic alternative to public auctions.” The county expects to be able to acquire four or five properties per year through the state grants. Keis said he would prefer to go the land bank route with the Toad Hollow property

because selling it through auction likely would not solve the blight issue. The property is in condemnable condition, he said. If a purchaser buys it sight unseen and finds it has been condemned, he/she might choose to let it sit and go into eventual foreclosure again. If the land bank purchases it, he explained, the residence and outbuildings would be demolished and the land cleaned up for future resale. In the short term, Keis has asked the county for the loan of a dumpster and will ask for community members to volunteer to help clear the extensive collection of junk and trash littering the yard. In other business, Keis reported that he attended the first “County Shared Services Initiative” meeting, which featured a presentation by County Administrator Jack Searles. Several additional meetings are being scheduled

over the next few months. Keis noted that it may be difficult for Mansfield to find qualified projects to share with other municipalities that aren’t already being shared. “Mansfield is purely rural and doesn’t have a village or school or hospital, so there aren’t a lot of services that are sharable.” Keis also asked the board for approval to advertise for sale two old vehicles — an Army truck with a water tank and a utility truck — that are currently being stored in the highway barn. Neither vehicle has been used by the highway department for many years and neither is currently licensed or insured. The board approved the request. The next meeting of the Mansfield board will be held on Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. All are welcome.

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William L. Barrett 1933-2017

Ellicottville, NY - William L. Barrett , 83, of Ellicottville, NY passed away Monday May 15, 2017 at his home. He was born December 3,1933 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late James”Bud” and Sarah (Llingl) Barrett. Mr. Barrett was a Korean War Veteran having served in the US Marine Corps. He owned and operated The Birdwalk Restaurant in Ellicottville, NY since he started it in 1970. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He also started The Birdwalk Regatta and also helped getting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Holiday Valley every summer. In 1988 he married the former Laurie Anderson who survives. Besides his loving wife he is survived by a son Wade (Tina) Barrett of Ellicottville, NY and 2 stepsons Michael(Sarah) Caputi of Interlaken, NY, and USMC Ret. Derek (Jacqueline)

Caputi of Portland, OR, and 2 step daughters: Dawn Caputi of Cleveland, OH and Jessica Caputi of Olean, NY, and 9 grandchildren Liza, Shauna, Saeanna, Joshua, Naomi, Laurie, Anthony, Cameron and Alex and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother James Barrett of Tomball, TX and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Gwendolyn. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1pm-5pm at The Birdwalk Restaurant, 5816 Rte 242, East Ellicottville, NY 14731. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation for Youth/Family support of Ellicottville. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City Street Little Valley, NY.

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East Otto April Board Meeting Minutes

The April meeting of the East Otto Town Board was called to order at 6:00 PM by Deputy Supervisor Dave Forster on Tuesday April 11, 2017. Christopher Cantola from Mobilitie spoke regarding placing a 120’ steel pole in the right away on Plato Road. There were many questions and discussions from the town board and the public regarding the pole. The information will be sent to the planning board for their review and recommendations. The bid for the installation of a new one way reversible plow frame and plow on a new 2017 Diesel truck was awarded to Valley Fab. There was no comment during the public hearing on the “Best Value” local law. The decision on the local law was tabled until the May meeting. The bid for mowing the Town Hall property, ball diamond and historical building for the 2017 season was awarded to Deanna Bowen. The bid for mowing the Brooklyn Cemetery for the 2017 season was awarded to ST&J Lawnscaping. The town clerk read a letter from Aurilla Smith asking that the board take part in the Memorial Day parade. DCO Mary Dankert has requested a fee be placed on owners of unlicensed dogs. There still hasn’t been any response from the ads placed to fill the vacant BAR positions. Letters were sent to people that might have an interest in the BAR at this time there has been no response back. Heather Harris was appointed to clean the Town Hall.

Highway: Discussion took place on the way bids are sent out and received. New Business: Councilman Mike Poch stated that there have been 2 major accidents in a short period of time and he would like to see a 4 way stop at the intersection of Bowen Rd., Connoisarauley Rd. and County Rd. 12. He would also like to see the speed limit reduced from 45 to 30mph. and also reach out to the local Cattaraugus Sheriff Dept. to reinforce their appearance in town. Tom said there are procedures to follow in order for these changes to be made and he will get information in regards to this. Highway Superintendent Tom Benz stated the planning board and BAR board requires a certain number of hours of training each year and he recommends the town board also be required training. CEO Report: Jeff completed 9 inspections, issued 1 permit, sent 2 violation notices, answered 11 phone calls. Public Comment: Bob Bowen asked about the swimming program and gave contact information to Councilman Bill Spors. Dave suggested Bill call Bob Keyes town of Mansfield supervisor to find out information regarding the programs they provide for the children. Bill stated that he spoke to Tracy Stokes in regards to the East Otto kids going to Ellicottville for swimming and he will get an agenda with all of the information from her. The next meeting will be May 9, 2017 at 6:00pm. Respectfully Submitted Deanna Bowen Town Clerk



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The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the sponsorship of Ellicottvillas. The luxury condominium joins five other local and national partners to assist in the Chamber’s mission of developing a four season resort community while providing our residents with a vibrant community to live and work. As a Corporate Sponsor, Ellicottvillas will be identified as a sponsor of each of our 12 annual events, listed on event advertising, receive special placement on ellicottvilleny. com along with many other

promotional opportunities. “Ellicottvillas is pleased to be a partner of the Ellicottville Chamber,” said Joe Wright, Sales and Marketing Director. “Ellicottvillas offers a luxurious place to stay while our guests and owners relax and take in the festivals, shops, and restaurants that make Ellicottville a special place to be.” “We believe this sponsorship will enhance the brands of both partners and help in our long term growth strategy”, he went on to say. The Ellicottvillas partnership with the Chamber of

Commerce adds to the ability for the Chamber to increase marketing efforts on many fronts. It also allows for room to build the many festivals into improved events to draw more people to the Village. “Our sponsors invest in the Ellicottville Chamber because they see what we do and they believe in the mission,” Chamber Executive Director, Brian McFadden, said. “Without their support, we would not have been able to double our overnight stays in the last 10 years. Ellicottvillas has a unique position in the community as luxury condos that offer the chance for both rental and ownership. They offer that escape into the lap of luxury that so many of our visitors are looking for. We are thrilled to have them with us.” Ellicottvillas joins Holiday Valley, Northtown Automotive, Labatt, and the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino as major sponsors of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce.

Cattaraugus County Local History Summer Series

Explore your local historical museums this summer to discover the fascinating history of our area, Cattaraugus County. You will be amazed at the knowledge of our Historians and Curators as well as the wealth of information, including genealogical researches housed in the local museums. In the great words of Michael Crichton: “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything.  You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree”.  The local museums are presenting a Summer Speaker Series as an introduction to what they do, who they are and what the museum holds for visitors.  Since many have limited hours, this is a great way for you to meet and explore the fascinating history

of this area. You may be familiar with the larger events in our history, such as Cloud 9, Fentier Village or the Randolph Mammoth, but do you know some of these facts that will be discussed at these events? • Boys and Girls used to have separate entryways and had separate cloakrooms in the old one-room schoolhouses.  • If you had been traveling through Bedford Corners (Rt. 305 Portville) about a hundred years ago, two of the buildings that you would have passed are the Bedford Corners Cheese Factory and the Bedford Corners Schoolhouse, Joint School No. 7.  They are both currently being restored by the Portville Historical Society.  • The word “Juneteenth” comes from the melding of June and Nineteenth, or June

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Whether you have a spacious yard to plant your perennials and grow a hearty vegetable patch or you only have a small window box or sill, you can cultivate a lovely garden this spring that’s perfectly suited to your space and available free time. Erie County has a variety of opportunities for gardeners to get started with their spring planting, including plant sales, educational seminars and herbs galore!

There’s no better place to get inspired than the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens’ Great Plant Sale taking place this weekend! On Friday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Botanical Gardens will have an excellent selection of plants, some of which are from their own collection, available for sale. This year’s selection has some unusual plants including

Japanese maples, expanded vegetable and herb selections, and even drought-tolerant varieties that thrive in the sun. Of course, the flowering perennials are always a popular choice for those looking to spruce up their yard and attract pollinators; locally grown lilacs and hanging baskets are the perfect choice. The Botanical Gardens is located at 2655 South Park Avenue in Buffalo: Call (716) 827-1584 to learn more. If a small yard or limited free time prevents you from planting large flower beds or vegetable gardens, consider planting an herb garden this spring. Herb gardens can be started in small pots indoors and transferred outside, even if you only have a few square feet available. Earth Spirit Educational Services of Orchard Park invites you to attend one of its Herbalism Field Studies this weekend.

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The regular board meeting of the village of Springville was held on Monday, May 15 at 65 Franklin Street. Mayor Krebs was absent and deputy mayor Nils Wikman presided. The meeting opened with

the fire department report from Chief Dave Klenk. The department made 30 EMS calls, had two structure fires and three false alarms in the village during the month of April. He noted that the See Village Board page 3

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going to let you read it.” The letter, which she gave copies of to the board, was advocating for a full-time person at the senior center. Coincidentally, the next person to speak was Eleanor Eschborn, who is currently the part-time director at the senior center. Eschborn was there to promote the free spaghetti dinner the senior center was

having for veterans on May 25. The senior center will also dedicate its flag that day and honor two World War II veterans. She asked that town board members attend. Highway Superintendent Dennis Dains reported Springville Boston Road between Genesee Road and Trevett Road would be closed See Town Board page 5

SGI Budget Passes School Board Elected

On Tuesday, May 16, SGI district residents voted to pass the budget for the 2017-18 school year by a vote of 588 yes to 220 no. Proposition 2Acquisition of School Buses and Similar Vehicles (and Related Equipment), also passed, by a vote of 576 yes to 241 no.

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May 20 Hike for Hunger Sprague Brook May 23-June 27 Dirt Devil Series Trail Races Sprague Brook May 24-June 28 Campus Series Mountain Bike Races Sprague Brook May 25 BCH Foundation Garden Party

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The regular board meeting of the Town of Concord was held on Thursday, May 11. All councilmen were present. Prior to the meeting, the board had a work session on the County Wide Shared Services initiative. The initiative was started by Governor Cuomo to have villages and towns work with the county to identify shared services in hopes of lowering costs. The regular meeting opened with public comments: Mary Jane Miess, senior advocate, addressed the board with a letter she began to read. Supervisor Eppolito cut her off, saying, “This letter attacks a town employee; I am not

May 20 TMEM Artisan Festival

The early days at the Springville Youth Incorporated swimming pool. The pool built in 1960 is still a major gathering place for Springville area youth during the summer months. The first fence for the pool was an old wooden snow fence. It would later be replaced with a modern chain link fence. By Derek M. Otto

Now that the April rains have finally stopped, many children will begin to get ready for their favorite outdoor activities. Springville boasts many opportunities for children during the summer

months: swimming lessons at SYI, baseball, soccer, tennis the programs provided by the Center for the Arts, vacation bible schools. There is a lot for kids to do for entertainment. It wasn’t always that way.

May 29 Ride to Remember Gowanda to Sprague Brook June 2-4 WNY Dairy/Ag Festival

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Dirt Devil Series Begins at Sprague Brook May 23

Beginning on May 23, six individual trail running races will take place at Sprague Brook Park on Tuesday evenings. Race in four events to count toward the series points or race as few as you like just for kicks—everyone is welcome. Registration each night starts at 5:30 p.m. at the XC ski hut (follow Dirt Devil signs once inside park). Each race starts at 6:30 p.m. and features 3 to 3.5 mile trail running courses on park trails that include single track, XC ski trails and hiking paths. The races are 100 percent off-road with no pavement.


Enjoy a post-race celebration at the Colden Country Inn just down the street in Colden after each event, featuring food and beverage specials for participants. At each event, a few door prizes will be given out randomly as well. Awards will be given to overall Male, Female and Masters M/F for the series, plus top three in 10-year age groups. At every race, participants will be handed a Dirt Devil wooden nickel as they cross the finish line. Races will take place on the following dates: May 23 and 30, June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

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I live about two minutes from Sprague Brook Park. While we go there often, I continue to be amazed at how much there is to do there this time of year. Of course, I’ve been taking my kids to play in the creek since they could walk. We like to take off our rubber flip flops and race them through the tunnels, try not to wipe out as we navigate through the water on the other side, and “swim” at the bottom of the “waterfall.” I have a million memories of climbing with my kids on the purple dragon or dinosaur or whatever it is, playing tag on the blue playground out front, teetering on the retro teeter totters by the back playground. We went through our letterboxing phase and found every one hidden there among the tree roots. There are the hiking trails, the tennis courts, the campgrounds. We run there in the summer to prepare for the fall soccer season. We play almost every game or sport under the sun while we’re there: soccer, soccer golf, SPUD, 500, kickball, you name it. Besides all the everyday activities, I keep learning about new events going on in the park. Just in the upcoming week, there is the Hike for Hunger, the Dirt Devil trail race series and the Campus Series mountain bike races. Sprague Brook is an awesome springtime retreat, and while it may be a little longer than two minutes away for most people, it’s still pretty close. Check it out some time soon! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times

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‘Age Out Loud’ Celebration May 31

On Wednesday, May 31, SCENe and Healthy Community Alliance invite the public to a celebratory event held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springville Fire Hall on Main Street. “Age Out Loud” is a party celebrating the unique differences and individuality of older adults and will include a performance by the Mercantile Musicians sharing their traditional country and blue grass music, Jack Civiletto singing the music of Frank Sinatra; and Bob Muhlbauer of Ozone Rangers will entertain the audience with his unique mix of contemporary country and classic rock music. The local troupe of mature actors known as the Brainstormers will perform “Power Up!” - a skit dedicated to the energizing community force of senior volunteers who do so much for our community. Additionally, there will be dance, fitness and exercise demonstrations, as well as giveaways of prize baskets throughout the event. SCENe Program Manager Jennifer Mantione explains “Each May,

the nation celebrates Older Americans Month and this year’s theme, Age Out Loud, gives aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say... something the Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe) has always tried to facilitate and advocate for! What it means “to age” has changed, and this is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today. Although in our society seniors tend to get clumped into one homogeneous stereotype, each person is an individual with different tastes, likes, opinions and interests. That individuality and independence is what SCENe hopes to showcase with this event - that as we grow older we should embrace all those experiences that aging has brought us, and realize each of us have strengths that no one else does. We’ve successfully raised a family, or had a career, and older adults continue to have a lot to offer, need not be quiet or shy... Seniors can support each other in making

our communities what we want them to be. Seniors are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. “ SCENE is a program of Gowanda-based Healthy Community Alliance, a nonprofit rural health network. The agency’s service area encompasses 57 zip codes and some 113,000 residents in portions of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Wyoming counties. With a mission to improve quality of life in rural communities through broad-based, inclusive partnerships that support wellness and prevention, HCA’s work is wide ranging, including promoting health insurance enrollment with trained navigators, food stamp and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors, fall-prevention programs and tai chi, and of course SCENe’s programs such as the upcoming Garden Walk on July 8 and the ongoing University Express lecture series.

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BCH Foundation Garden Party May 25

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation’s fifth annual Garden Party is on Thursday, May 25 at the Springville Country Club. 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 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


May 19-20 Springville Pageant of the Bands Parade Saturday begins and ends at SGI High School and includes Maple, Spring, E. Main, Church and Smith Streets.

May 19-20 ASP Geobash Geocache event in Allegany State Park Allegany-State-ParkGeoBash-85423658079/ May 20 Sardinia Historical Society Plant Sale Annuals and perennials. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 12070 Savage Road, Sardinia. 474-5231 May 20 TMEM Artisan Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Granny’s Boot Antiques May 20 Hike for Hunger 9 a.m. to noon, Sprague Brook Park. Proceeds benefit Food Pantry Outreach. Pledge forms available at area schools, offices, Town Hall and library. 592-4455. May 20 Third Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park Come explore Wolf Run with Red House Park Manager John Snyder and learn about some of the significant historical areas in this remote part of the park (716) 354-9101 ext. 236. May 20 Niagara Gorge Birding 8-10 a.m. Join Naturalist Tom Kerr and the Western New York Land Conservancy for a birding walk in the Niagara River Gorge. Pre-registration required. Donations gratefully accepted. (585) 457-3228 May 20 Zoar Valley Ephemerals 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Naturalist Mark Carra for a long hike into one of the most beautiful valleys in New York State Pre-registration is required. $7. (585) 457-3228

May 20 Jr. Audubon Club – Spring Migration at ArtPark 1-2:30pm Join Naturalist Tom Kerr at ArtPark State Park for a spring migration birding walk. Meet at the Portage Rd. Entrance. Binoculars are available. Kids ages 8 to 16. Pre-registration is required. Donations are gratefully accepted. (585) 457-3228 May 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20, 27 Dirt Devil Series Trail Races Sprague Brook, 6:30 p.m. May 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 25 BCH Foundation Garden Party 5 to 8 p.m. Entertainment by the Springville Jazz Orchestra and Hintz of Thunder. Money raised to benefit BCH Heart Center. (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email Kara Kane at kkane@

May 25 Free Spaghetti Dinner for All Military 5 p.m., Concord Senior Center. $4 non-military. Reservations by May 18, 592-2764. May 26-29 16th Annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Rally at Letchworth State Park Launch times are approximate and are weather dependent. 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more details call Letchworth State Park at (585) 493-3600. May 29 A Ride to Remember A ride to remember, so that we don’t forget. Breakfast is available and free to Veterans. Line up begins 7:00am. Gather at 9:00am for rider meeting and moment of remembrance. KSU 9:15am. Ride starts at

Gowanda American Legion Post 100 Legion Dr, Gowanda, NY 14070. We will travel through Collins to Springville and then up 240 to Sprague Park in Glenwood. May 31 Age Out Loud Celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Springville Fire Hall June 2-4 Springville Dairy and Ag Fest The 29th annual WNY Dairy/ Agricultural Festival will be held at the High School, 290 N. Buffalo St. The festival has live music each day (including Elvis tribute artist Terry Buchwald), farm animals, amusement rides, games, food court, craft show and trade fair. There will be a large parade and fireworks on Saturday. Historic Springville tours are also planned. June 2-4 Ellicottville Girlfriend Getaway Weekend June 2-4 Allegany Nature Pilgrimage Annual outdoor learning experience. It combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. 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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U.S. Grant Impressionist to Present May 31

The Western New York Civil War Society, in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center, on May 31 will host a portrayal of General U.S. Grant by impressionist Ed Brodbeck. Brodbeck, who has portrayed General Grant for several years and has performed extensive research on the former Civil War general and U.S. President, will speak on the Battle of Shiloh. The battle took place in April 1862 in southwestern Tennessee and was the bloodiest battle in American history up to that time. As General Grant, Brodbeck will provide an “eyewitness” account of the battle. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31

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Springville Runners to Tackle Empire State Ride St. Paul’s Episcopal to Hold Rummage Sale

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be holding a Spring Rummage and Bake Sale Extravaganza Wednesday through Saturday, June 7 through the 10. St. Paul’s is located at 591 East Main Street, Springville. The hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be an ‘Early Bird’ door fee of $1 on Wednesday and a Bag Sale at 1pm on Saturday. “This is a great sale, with something for everyone!” says Julie Kazmark, who is cochairing the event with Pam

Weaver. “Pick a day that fits your schedule and come see us!” The church is accepting donations of household, decorative items, books and costume jewelry (no electronics, please). Donations may be left at the back door of the church the week prior to the sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Community’s Christmas Families. St. Paul’s in Springville is a small and vital parish which looks to spread the good news of God to their community. For more information about St. Paul’s, call the church

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Bike Nights at KB Begin May 19 Harley-Davidson Bike Nights are back at Kissing Bridge! From 5 to 10 p.m., head to KB and take part in the festivities. Willies Smokehouse by Buffalo’s Best Grill opens at 5 pm., with live music by Joe Wagner & Winston at 6 p.m. Other upcoming Bike Nights are scheduled for June 16 and July 21.

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department has completed its standard operating guide with Mercy EMS. The guide assists the department and Mercy in transferring and transporting patients needing advanced life support. Klenk said that all equipment had been moved to the new addition. He then asked the board to approve the appointment of the new fire police. They are Kevin Baker, Michael Cochran, Dennis Dains, Matt Dygert, Cheryl Gentner, Marc Gentner, Leslie Gibbin, Jeff Girst, Kellie Grube, Jim Jowziak, Allison Kendall, Dave Klenk, Heather Lightcap, Mat Montanari, John Narroway, Ann O’Neil, Michael Rose, Tom Salzler, Bobby Shuler, Betty Simiinski, Jim Siminski, Mike Slattery, Paul Smith, Adam Tillinghast and Dan Uhteg. This week is Police Officer Week. Klenk reminded the board that fire police are considered peace officers and are also recognized during Fallen Officer Memorial Day, May 15. Phil Drozd also spoke on behalf of the fire department asking that the permit fee be waived for their event on July 29. The board moved to table the motion to waive the fee until a later time. The meeting went into the public hearings on 110 South Central Avenue and local law 2017-5 language and signage of left hand turns in the village. There was no comment or representation relating to 110 South Central. It was believed that one person would attempt to try and save the property, but

that fell through. The board moved to sign the contract and have the building demolished. The local law was passed and entered into code. Liz Melock asked that the board approve the 20172018 tax warrant and several agreements with Joy Keubler and Occhino Construction. She asked that the board appoint the fire police and 2016-2017 budget transfers. Melock announced that this year’s garbage pickup after Memorial Day will not be on Tuesday, but on Wednesday, May 31. Ken Kostowiak asked the board to approve several bids for new equipment in both the electrical and water departments. The board to approved his recommendation on the permanent employment of Christopher Reynolds in Department of Public Works. Kostnowiak also asked that the board allow him to start the process of purchasing car charging stations for the village. The village received a grant of $10,000 for the purchase of the stations. The village contribution is $2,800 and the process covers the manpower involved with the installation of the electric car charging stations. Officer-in-charge Nick Budney reported that he has moved into his office in the new addition. On May 3, he and several officers had an in-service with the Stop DWI program. He noted that on May 9, he presented to Springville seniors on the Smart Senior program that is offered

through the Attorney General’s Office. The program focuses on educating seniors about scams, elder abuse, Medicaid and Medicare fraud and other ways seniors need to protect themselves legally. Budney was grateful for the Hamburg Police in helping him get the program off the ground here in Springville. He announced that May 15-19 is Police Week. On Thursday, May 18, the police department and the Erie County Sheriff office will provide programming for students at Springville Elementary and St. Aloysius Schools. In the trustee notes, Wikman reminded the board of the upcoming parades in the village, including the Pageant of Bands, Memorial Day Parade and Dairy Fest Parade. Rob Moriarty reminded the board that a hazardous waste collection site will be operating at Erie Community College South Campus June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A list of acceptable materials can be found at recycling . In closing, Wikman read a proclamation announcing May 31, 2017 as “Age Out Loud” Day in the Village of Springville. The day is to honor the continued good works that SCENe and Healthy Community Alliance has done for the seniors in the Village of Springville. The next Village Board meeting is June 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. at 86 Franklin Street.

Amy Dickinson (left) and Heather Sopko will be participating in the Empire State Ride in July. By Alicia Dziak

Anyone who runs in or around Springville has probably seen Amy Dickinson and Heather Sopko running along the sidewalks or main roads, or waved hello to them as they’ve passed you in local races. This summer, the pair is taking on a new challenge­— the Empire State Ride, a 532mile, seven-day bike ride from Manhattan to Niagara Falls that raises money for Roswell Park. “As an employee at Roswell Park, I’ve known about this event and have talked with others who participated. It sounded like a terrific challenge, like a marathon, but with friends,” said Dickinson. “The money we raise goes to cancer research and patient programs at Roswell Park. Like everyone else, cancer has affected my family, too. My mom and aunt are both cancer survivors who were treated at Roswell Park. My feisty grandmother, the one I named my daughter after, was a patient at Roswell back in the 1970s. I can’t think of a better way to make this effort, physically and financially, have a meaningful impact. The money also stays in Western New York, so people I know, you know, we know will benefit from it.” “(Amy) approached me with the idea of a new challenge...I accepted the challenge knowing that it would be a rewarding experience for myself and others while supporting Roswell’s cancer research,” added Sopko. “I will ride each of the 500+ miles in honor and memory of my family, friends and all people that have been affected by cancer.” Dickinson and Sopko are no strangers to long-distance events. “Heather and I began running marathons in 2011, and the Buffalo Marathon on Memorial weekend will be number 12,” explained

Dickinson. “We have trained for every marathon together. Running so many miles for so many hours together has helped pull us through some tough times. It still does. Last year, I turned 50, and this year Heather will. We wanted to take on a new adventurous challenge to celebrate the fact that we can still do these crazy things.” The women, who are new to cycling, have spent and plan to spend a lot of time preparing. “We have been in full marathon training, and are now in tapering mode. The day after the marathon, we will be on our bikes, trading in our running shoes for our new wheels,” said Dickinson. “We are not cyclists, so as newbies, we need a lot of instruction from friends and other riders doing the ESR. We have had to learn hand signals, how to ride in a pace line, take turns drafting, change tires, shift gears appropriately, maintain cadence, this is all new to us. But it’s a lot of fun!” “As cycling is new to both Amy and myself, we don’t have a set training plan just yet,” said Sopko. “My attempt began with some cycling classes at the gym, Springville Health and Fitness. This allowed me to get acquainted with a bike and the different riding positions. I attended a ‘new bike clinic’ where I learned about bike maintenance and safety. I learned how to change a flat tire and clean and lube a chain among many other things. We have gotten together with the Roswell team for a 35 mile ride, during which we were given many tips by the veteran riders.” Dickinson and Sopko must each raise $3,500. They are about halfway there and are asking the community to help. The duo is also planning some fundraising events to help reach their goal. “I am selling tickets to a fundraiser, a 3-hour

cruise on the Miss Buffalo on June 8 at 6 p.m.,” Dickinson said. “Tickets are $35 and include food, music, cash bar, basket raffles and 50/50s throughout the night. (I’ve heard we plan to raffle off a bike!) This is a family-friendly event so it would be a great way for a family to celebrate a graduation or a birthday.” If interested in attending, contact Dickinson at 474-1993. Dickinson is also having a garage sale at her mom’s house in Lancaster June 1-3. “Her neighborhood holds an annual multi-family sale and this year, all my proceeds from the sale will go toward my Empire State Ride fundraising,” she explained. Dickinson gave a shout out to local businesses and individuals who have already given generously: M&M Holland Propane, Springville Eye Care, Root 39 and Hamburg Physical Therapy. “I have received so much support thus far,” Sopko added. “Gowanda Elementary School, where I teach, has been collecting coins to donate to Roswell to help me reach my goal.” “$3,500 is a heavy lift and 532+ miles is a lot of pedaling. But, it’s nothing compared to fighting this disease,” noted Dickinson. “Medical science has made so many advancements and for some diagnoses, the cancer is quite curable, or even preventable, or it can be treated as a chronic, but not terminal, disease. For other diagnoses, however, patients have fewer options and that’s what cancer research aims to solve.” Anyone can donate online at­— click on the “Donate” button where you can enter a last name to pull up Dickinson or Sopko’s fundraising pages. Donations can also be made by mail, by sending a check made out to the Roswell Park Alliance to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263. Be sure to write their names on the memo line. The Empire State Ride is a fully supported, seven day cycling adventure across New York State to support cutting-edge cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Cancer has impacted the lives of so many people we know, and we believe that finding a cure is possible in our lifetimes. We’re coming together to ride as a community to change the future of cancer research; to make what’s possible into reality. To create a world without cancer. For more info, visit

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The school board election was also held on May 16, with five candidates vying for four open seats. Jennifer Sullivan, Chris Cerrone and Jessica Curry Schuster were each elected to threeyear terms, with 633, 610 and 575 votes, respectively. Daniel J. Miess was elected to a 1-year term, with 486 votes.

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Modified Baseball - Boys Lake Shore 6 p.m. Away Modified Softball - Girls Lake Shore 6 p.m. Away May 25 Varsity Track - Girls SGI Invitational 4 p.m. Home Modified Baseball - Boys Pioneer 5 p.m. Away Modified Lacrosse - Girls Amherst 5 p.m. Away Modified Softball - Girls Pioneer 5 p.m. Away

Camp Invention® is returning to SGI! Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! An exciting, weeklong summer adventure awaits children entering grades K-6th with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century learning skills. Camp Invention allows children to experience realworld problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork while rotating through several fascinating modules inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Springville Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed program beginning

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The Springville Girl’s track team finished their dual meet season with an overall record of 5-3 and a league record of 2-2. Payton Rowe and Chloe Chamberlin have been the leading scorers for the Griffins in the sprints and hurdles. Rowe has had at least one first place finish in the hurdles during each league meet and Chamberlin is undefeated in the league in both the 100 and 200 meter dash events. Hannah Goetz, Lizzy Miranda, and Sonya Krezmien have led the distance team in scoring. Goetz has run impressive times in the 2000-meter steeplechase and the 400-meter hurdle events. Miranda has focused on the 800 meter run and is a key member to the 4 x 800 meter relay team. Krezmien was having a breakout season in the 1500 and 3000 meter events until she was forced to take some time off due to injury. She will look to come back from the injury and have a strong finish to the season as she is looking forward to the ECIC Championships and the Section 6 Championship meet. MacKenzie Engle has been the most consistent thrower for the Griffins this year. She has set personal best throws in both the shotput and the discus. Kaitlyn Blake and Sadie Olrogg have both scored points for the Griffins in the throwing events. Abby Steiner has the season best in the long jump and the 400-meter dash for the Springville girls. Shelby Smith has the team’s best triple jump of the year. Allison Lavanture has scored points in the jumping events and is also on the varsity 4 x 100 relay team. Brooke Walker, Nyah Solly, and Alyssa Greaves all participate in the pole vault and have made big improvements during the year. Allison Emmick has been the teams’ top high jumper and has made consistent improvements throughout the season. Jacy Schelble has scored points in the distance events while Jamie Dickinson has contributed some points in the 400-meter dash. The team will look to continue to improve during their home stretch of the season.

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May 19: Pageant of Bands Jazz Competition May 20: Pageant of Bands Parade May 23: SES Spring Concert May 24: CES Spring Concert May 25: HS Spring Concert May 29: Memorial Day Parade May 31: 3rd Gr Parents Music Info Night and Recorder Ensem June 1: HS Awards Ceremony

Springville Teachers Give Back: Members of the Springville faculty association held their annual village community service day. Teachers spent the afternoon at the SYI pool weeding, mulching, removing down trees and planning new shrubs.

Nick Abdo recently broke the 400 school record by running a 51.81 officially. The scoreboard shows a 51.80 He broke Paul Foster’s record of a 51.6 hand time. Although Paul’s time is faster it being a hand time is not as accurate as a FAT (Fully Automated Time); the discrepancy between hand and fat times is .24 seconds, and therefore a 51.83 would break Foster’s record. Nominated by Coach Joseph Marvin

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The Springville Track & Field team volunteered to help with the Happy Half at Holiday Valley on Saturday, May 13. They helped fill all the goody bags on Thursday night and helped all day at the race, from morning registration to passing out water and awards. In addition, two track team members ran the 5K. Hannah Goetz, 7th grader, placed first in her age group and Elle Russell, 11th grader, came in first in hers. Then Coach Shelly Solly came in 3rd for her age group. Casey Waterman was the only one to run the half marathon. He also came in first for his age group.

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Jen’s Quill: Bunk Beds

By Jen Lee

My enjoyment of making things that I have no business making spills into all areas of my life. Trying new things and attempting to excel at those new things makes life exciting…and sometimes very dangerous. Many times my making things stems from my ability to solve problems in the least helpful way possible. One problem I had while living in Los Angeles was space. Three of us were living in a two-bedroom apartment, so I ended up sharing one of them one of my roommates. The rooms were the size of Tom Thumb’s closet, so at least we couldn’t breathe. Another issue was no money, so buying anything other than groceries was a thing of fairytales. I knew a bunk bed could fix our space conundrum, but beds are expensive. The thought came to me brilliantly one day: “I’ll just build a bunk bed for us out of our existing bedframes! Perfect. I’ve built…um… something, I think. It was that thing that one time I built it. Yeah! I can do this then!” I first took an observational look at my materials…two beds. There were feet on each bed. It was a perfect start to a horrible plan! All I really needed was something to lengthen one of those leg thingies. I went to a store to find the most perfect non-expensivebed-leg extensioner money

could buy. That’s the technical term of that portion of a bunk bed. And boy, did I find it! A PVC pipe. I measured the diameter that I needed by picking up several pipes and determining “this one looks like it might work,” and buying that one. Back at the apartment, I laid down the pipes to see how I had done. I had successfully purchased some pipes, so all in all, it was something. When you are a very poor woman in Los Angeles deciding to make a bunk bed out of beds and PVC piping with no planning or building ability, you choose to MAKE it work…because you can’t justify spending money, no matter how little, on pipes that don’t work. You’re also too lazy to go all the way back to the store to return them. I hoisted up part of the bed to see how the pipes fit onto the legs. Good news…they fit. Not so great news— they fit because the pipes were really, really big. No issue though, that’s an easy fix. I thought back to everything I had not learned about guys fixing things and pulled from the recesses this tidbit: duct tape fixes all. I grabbed my duct tape. Where it came from, I’ll never know. Placing a pipe in the direction-ish I wanted it, I began to tape. I wrapped and wrapped that tape around the pole and the bed until it was as secure as a wobbly table that’s been eaten by termites. Good…that side’s done. I repeated my process three more times until I had the scariest, most unsecure bed structure known to man. I should also mention at this point that to save money, I opted to make this structure only high enough to fit my mattress and myself under it…and I do mean I barely squeaked under there. The Bunk Bed Association

(BBA) would have found this bunk bed seriously lacking. Turns out the BBA is also made up by me so they never showed up, and sadly didn’t stop me from sleeping under the death trap. To tighten up the wobbling motion of the now rodeoride-like bed, I smartly placed several “things” around each pipe. Books were great, a dresser, some clothes… anything I could find. By anything, I mean everything, because I didn’t own much… hence the PVC-pipe-bunk bed. If I had taken an honest look, I would have realized there hadn’t been a reason to make extra room in the first place. The bunk bed lasted approximately 4 days. I was terrified but thought, “Eh, if it falls on me it might hurt but I can get out.” I think my roommate had the fear of murdering me, so the project was disbanded and we went back to two separate beds. I now sleep on a mattress with nothing over me but sheets. My little cave adventures worked nicely for that half a week. We really were able to move around in that room so much more, taking upwards of 2 to 3 steps in a row before turning. 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.

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for culvert repairs between May 8 and July 5, 2017. The town will be rolling the grounds at Fireman’s park this spring as well. Dains also announced that the Springville Fire Department has moved into the addition at 65 Franklin Street. He reminded the board that there will be a chicken barbeque at the East Concord Fire Hall on Sunday, May 21. The board moved to approve inspection and permits for the trailer park on North Street. The board approved the gravel bids presented by Dennis Dains and then went

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into discussion on the accepted bids for the replacement of the town’s senior van. Three bids were received from Emerling Ford, West Herr, and Spurr Chevrolet in Brockport. The best value was determined to be Emerling Ford’s — they are located in town and servicing can be done there. In old business, Clyde Drake mentioned that the library board appointment has been tabled again until June. He thought the issue could be handled internally. Councilman Jim Krezmien asked if the window had been


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replaced at the Lucy Bensley Center. Eppolito said that he had talked to Dave Batterson and it had been repaired. He also noted that they were looking into having the cameras restored at the Lucy Bensley building and that the cameras at the Hulbert library have yet to be installed. Town Attorney Deb Barone and Brian Attea announced that they would be attending a municipal law conference on May 25. The next board meeting will be held June 8, 7 p.m. at 86 Franklin Street in Springville.

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This informative guided walk is focused on plant identification and ecology, along with an emphasis on herbal medicines and wild foods. The Field Studies take place over four sessions which are $25 each or $90 for all four sessions. Sessions are on the following Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: session 1 takes place on Saturday, May 20 at the Buffalo Ski Club on Lower East Hill Road in Colden and session 2 takes place on Sunday, May 21 at the Erie County Forest Lands. Session 3 takes place on Saturday, June 10 at the Sinking Ponds, and Session 4 takes place on Sunday, June 11 at the Aurora

Town Park. Register online at or call (716)941-6267. As you make plans for your herb garden, be sure to visit Mike Weber Greenhouses located at 42 French Road in West Seneca. In addition to a huge variety of perennials, annuals, hanging baskets and vegetable plants, this familyowned business has an excellent selection of forty different herbs. Visit their website at for a complete directory of their herbs, which includes tips on which parts of the herb to cook with, flavor descriptions and suggested uses. For instance, pennyroyal and catmint are excellent natural insect repellents and, when added to a bouquet, can be used to keep away household pests. Plan your visit to Mike Weber Greenhouses today by calling (716)822-8887. If you’re looking for hanging baskets, geraniums, potted plants or herbs and vegetables, stop by the Creekside Greenhouse, at 8302 Otto-E. Otto Road. Would you like to take your gardening to an even smaller scale this spring? In addition to a large garden center with hanging baskets, houseplants, and potted plants, Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses

located at 118 South Forest Road in Williamsville has miniature gardens for you. These tiny gardens are similar in scale to a doll house, and some even come complete with furniture. The mini garden called “Mom’s Garden” has easy-to-care-for succulents grown in an 8-inch bowl with a tiny chair and tea set among the plants. The mini Zen garden also has a variety of succulents grown in a small 10x15” planter with a miniature crane and gong. These fun gardens are perfect to enjoy on your windowsill or give as a gift! Shop their great selection online at sales.mischlersflorist. com or call (716)632-1290 to place your order or learn how you can create your own miniature garden!

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S p r i n gv i l l e R e s ta u r a n t G u i d e Apple Dumplin, located at 521 South Cascade Drive, is a cash-only diner offering a variety of homemade cuisine, including soups, burgers and breakfast items. Apple Dumplin is open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch, open Friday for dinner, and closed on Monday. 716-592-0171

Fiesta Bamba, located at 60 South Cascade Drive, is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves Mexican American foods, including burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, combination dinners, margaritas and more. 716-592-2033

Burger King, located at 10 South Cascade Drive, is open

is a take-out and self-serve buffet offering a variety of Chinese cuisine. 716-592-5901

daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offering a full menu of the fast food chain’s signature burgers, sandwiches, sides and beverages. 716-592-7028

Colden Country Inn, located at 8815 State Road, Colden,

is open daily for lunch and dinner. The Inn has a full-service bar, and a full menu of American cuisine, including prime rib, pizza, sandwiches, flatbreads, chicken wings and more. 716-941-3522

J & Z King Buffet, located at 298 South Cascade Drive,

JD’s Brew Pub Inc., located at 405 South Cascade Drive,

features a wide variety of craft beers and American cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere with entertainment, outdoor seating and multiple big screens for sports.

The Office, located at 189 West Main Street, offers sandwiches, burgers and sides. 716-592-4270

Panda House, located at 57 West Main Street, is a dine-in

and take-out Chinese restaurant offering Szechwan, Hunan and Cantonese cuisine. It is open daily for lunch and dinner. 716592-1888

Papa Jake’s Saloon, located at 243 West Main Street, offers casual American cuisine and seafood, including steaks, burgers, chicken wings, subs and more. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, but open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 716-592-9400

Julie’s Pizzeria, located at 12 East Main Street, is open daily Pit Stop Pizzeria, located at 689 East Main Street, is open

open daily for breakfast and lunch. The family-owned restaurant offers a full menu of breakfast entrees, homemade pies, sandwiches and more. 716-941-9386

for lunch and dinner and offers a variety of Italian cuisine, pizza, subs, and entrees. 716-592-2545

daily for lunch and dinner and offers pizza, subs, wings and more. 716-794-3173

KFC, located at 297 South Cascade Drive, the fast food fried

Pizza Glen, located at 9764 State Road, Glenwood, is a

Colden Market and Café, located at 8796 State Road, Colden, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of menu items ranging from donuts and breakfast sandwiches, to pizza and sandwiches, to meatloaf, spaghetti and chicken pot pie. 716-941-3333

Kiril’s Restaurant and Drive-Thru, located at 248 West Ponderosa, located at 34 South Cascade Drive, is an

Colden Kitchen, located at 8834 State Road, Colden, is

Colden Mill Restaurant, located at 8348 Boston Colden Road, Colden, offers a historic and rustic atmosphere along with its unique menu, including steaks, seafood, pasta, duck, and a variety of desserts homemade daily. The Mill is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, as well as on Sundays for brunch. 716-941-3081 Cozy Corner, located at 690 East Main Street, is open for

breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the casual, diner atmosphere with a cup of coffee and a wide range of homecooked American-style fare. 716-592-9545

Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 565 West Main Street, is a baked goods and coffee chain open daily and offering various hot and cold coffee beverages as well as a variety of donuts, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. 716-592-2561

chicken restaurant serves a variety of chicken-based sandwiches as well as full meals, their signature chicken buckets, and classic sides and desserts. 716-592-3148

family-owned and operated restaurant and bar open daily for lunch and dinner, and offering homemade pizza and specialty wings among other menu items. 716-941-9333

Main Street, is a family restaurant offering American-style fare and an ice cream parlor with outdoor seating during the summer months. They offer homemade specials daily and are open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 716-592-0799

American steakhouse featuring a self-service buffet and a variety of American cuisine, including steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, desserts and more. 716-592-5203

Last Run Tavern & Grill, located at 9574 State Road,

breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a variety of fresh, madeto-order sandwiches and soups. 716-592-5204

Glenwood, is bar and grill open daily for lunch and dinner and specializes in burgers and hand-cut fries, chicken wings, fish frys, sandwiches and more. 716-941-9100

Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe, located at 56 East Main Street, Suite 8, specializes in pizza, subs, wings and salads and offers breakfast lunch and dinner as well as delivery services. 716-592-5555

Mary’s Fireside Inn, located at 12133 Vaughn Street,

East Concord, offers relaxed casual American fare in an 1840s farmhouse. Their menu ranges from burgers to wings, steaks to seafood and salads to pasta. Mary’s is open daily, with the exception of Mondays, for lunch and dinner. 716-592-9979

McDonald’s, located at 240 South Cascade Drive, is open

around the clock and offers the chain’s full menu of breakfast items, burgers, fries, beverages and other sides. 716-592-3983

Subway, located at 204 South Cascade Drive, is open daily for Taco Bell, located at 317 South Cascade Drive, is a Mexicaninspired fast food chain open around the clock, serving tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more. 716-592-3148 Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza, located at 385 Cascade Drive, is a

dine-in and take-out restaurant and bowling alley offering pizza, hot subs, chicken wings, salads, wraps and more. They are open daily for lunch and dinner. 716-592-9900

Tim Horton’s, located at 371 South Cascade Drive, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a variety of hot and cold coffee beverages as well as donuts and other breakfast sandwiches. 716-592-0436

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Allegany Nature Pilgrimage June 2-4 Founded by Gib Burgeson of Jamestown after a trip to the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor event hosted in Allegany State Park (ASP). The weekend, a group effort by the Jamestown Audubon Society, Buffalo Audubon Society, Presque Isle Audubon Society, Burroughs Audubon Nature Club and ASP, combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. This weekend of natural history welcomes both the seasoned naturalist and the inquisitive beginner. Activities run June 2-4 and include a variety of naturalistled nature walks, lectures and programs. Registration

covers admission to nearly 100 different activities including fairy houses and toad abodes, geocaching, bird banding, owl prowls, beginning and advanced birding, beaver walks, insects, trees, wildflowers, star watching, “Underwater Monsters” and a splash hike, where adventurous participants wade up a stream in search of natural curiosities. The weekend’s events are also based at Camp Allegany. Allegany State Park is comprised of over 60,000 acres and abounds with plants and animals. 176 bird species have been recorded in the park. It also has some of the best examples of Old Growth Forest in the region. In addition to the lectures, walks, and other activities, a tent program is held each evening. For more information and to register, visit www.

3rd Saturday Treks

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff and summer interns. This month’s 3rd Saturday Trek will take place on May 20 at 12 p.m. Come explore Wolf Run with Red House Park Manager John Snyder and learn about some of the significant historical areas in this remote part of the park. This easy to moderate hike will last approximately 2-3 hours. Attendees are asked to park along the right side of

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Buffalo Audubon Events May 20-21

Explore Allegany State Park At Two Annual Events

Allegany State Park is all about traditions and making memories with friends and family. Besides the abundance of biking, hiking and camping you can do, the park hosts several annual events throughout the spring and summer months, and two are on the docket in the very near future: ASP Geobash May 20 The 12th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park is on Saturday, May 20. ASP Geobash XII will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The annual Meet & Greet Bonfire event hosted by the Allegheny Rangers will be held again on Friday night. The musicians, The Very Amazing Gentlemen, were a huge hit last year, and they enjoyed the event so much, that they are coming to entertain again. On Saturday, the ASPGB XII event will take place at Camp Allegany, located on the Red House side of the park. There are plenty of activities planned. Along with lots of new geocaches, it should be a busy weekend. Sunday will be the traditional free pancake and sausage breakfast to get everyone up and going, and clean up the event grounds. For more info, visit www.

It’s the perfect weekend to get out and explore the great outdoors! Don’t miss these educational events: Saturday, May 20 8-10 a.m. Niagara Gorge Birding Start your weekend with the birds! Join Naturalist Tom Kerr and the Western New York Land Conservancy for a birding walk in the Niagara River Gorge. We’ll be looking for spring migrants as they travel through the Niagara River Important Bird Area. Meet at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Binoculars are available. Pre-registration is required. Donations gratefully accepted. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Zoar Valley Ephemerals Join Naturalist Mark Carra for a long hike into one of the most beautiful valleys in New York State and search out the early blooming flowers growing there. From Point Peter at the top to Valentine Flats below where the main branch of the Cattaraugus Creek meets the South branch. We’ll explore the natural history of the flora, fauna as well as the unique history of the humans that lived there. Meet at Springville Tops at 10 am to carpool then hike until 2pm. Bring a bag lunch to eat at the convergence of the creeks. Pre-registration is required. $7.

1-2:30 p.m. Jr. Audubon Club – Spring Migration at ArtPark Join Naturalist Tom Kerr and the Junior Audubon Club for our monthly birding adventure! This month we’ll be meeting at ArtPark State Park for a spring migration birding walk. Meet at the Portage Rd. Entrance. Binoculars are available. Kids ages 8 to 16. Pre-registration is required. Donations are gratefully accepted. Sunday, May 21 1-3 p.m. Menagerie – Indoors and Out! Join Buffalo Audubon naturalist Tom Kerr for a bird walk through Rumsey Woods in Delaware Park. Visitors will see spring migrants and resident birds as well as train their eyes to see more in nature. Then return to the Albright Knox for a tour of

Menagerie: Animals on View, in which creatures—furred and feathered—are featured as agents of storytelling, humorous personifications, and echoes of the human spirit. Registration Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration and pre-payment are required. Please register online, call 716.270.8292, or sign up at the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk. Cost: $15 with a $5 discount for Albright-Knox and Buffalo Audubon members with the code “BIRDERS@ AK.” 2 p.m. Family Walk at Beaver Meadow Enjoy a guided walk led by one of our naturalists through the Preserve. Donations gratefully accepted. Register by calling (585) 457-3228.

Collins Public Library Events

Book Club: Monday, May 22 at 11am. We will be discussing “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. Tech Trainer: Monday, May 22 from 4pm to 7pm. Book one of three 45-minute one-on-one sessions on a topic of your choosing with our Technology Trainers. For more information, please call the library. Teen Game Night: Thursday, May 25 at 3:30pm. Learn what new technology is coming to the library or just show up to play games with your friends! We may be ordering pizza at 4:30 based on how many show up!

The library will be CLOSED Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. The Hidden World of the Pond: Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm. Beaver Meadows Audubon center presents the Hidden World of the Pond. Caddisflies, dragonflies, turtles, and frogs all call a pond their home. Our naturalists will bring live animals such as these to the library, creating a vivid picture of the intricate web that is a pond. Open to all ages. Please call the library to sign up. Board Meeting: Thursday June 1 at 7pm. It is open to the public and all are welcome to come. We have a community room that is available for community groups. Call for availability. Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. Library Hours: Monday 2-8 pm, Tuesday 2-8 pm, Wednesday 10:30am-5 pm, Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday 10:30am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday - CLOSED. (716) 5325129. Wolf Run Road. The hike will start at the red gate. Please come dressed for the weather. Registration is not required. For more information, visit

the Allegany State Park Facebook page or contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236.

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Hike for Hunger May 20

By Alicia Dziak

If you need an excuse to get some fresh air this spring, the annual Hike for Hunger is it! Join others on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sprague Brook Park for a mile-long walk through the woods and be part of a great cause. The Hike for Hunger, organized by the Trading Post and supported by The Springville Crossing, benefits food pantry outreach. Every dollar donated helps purchase seven pounds of food through the Food Bank of WNY. Pledge sheets are available at

area schools and offices, the town hall and library. The goal is to raise $3,000. Other event highlights include a hiker’s breakfast bash and prizes. Even if you are not participating, people are encouraged to attend the breakfast and make a donation. Event organizers are still

looking for volunteers to help get the word out, bring awareness to hunger needs and raise needed funds in the form of pledges. They are also looking for giveaways, gift cards and gift baskets that will be used as prizes for participants. To volunteer or for more info, call (716) 5924455.

On Saturday April 29, students from St. Aloysius Regional School attended the Shea’s Junior Theatre Celebration at Sheas 710 Theatre in Buffalo, hosted by Shea’s Theatre, Musical Theatre International and ITheatrics. The full day event included workshops on acting, auditioning, team building, choreography as well as a group performance by the students and Walk a mile in shoes! another bymythe directors. St. Aloysius performed one musical number from their musical this past March, The Little Mermaid Jr. Christopher Jozwiak SATURDAY MAY 20th and Vayanna Stoyanova won a medal for their performances. 9AM-12 NOONThe program was a great learning opportunity from Broadway directors, producers, SPRAGUE BROOK PARK actors and choreographers.

Hulbert Public Library Events

Date: 5/22/2017, 3:00 PM Meets the fourth Monday of the month 3:00-4:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Free and open to the public. April 24: Changing Relationships and Care Needs; May 22: Behavior and Safety Concerns; June 26: Care and Support Options. Lecture series provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY through the Springville Concord Elder Network (SCENe). Please call 592-2768 for more information.

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In 1940, the collective adults in Springville thought that an organization to benefit the youth of Springville was in order. A newspaper article from Sept. 12, 1940 announced the organizational meeting of all Springville citizens on Oct. 14, 1940 to form the bylaws that would be Springville Youth Incorporated. The 1940 article claimed that there were 150 people in the village raising funds for the youth of Springville. The money would be used to support athletic and social activities of the village youth. Leo Schlade and George Whitehead were the leaders of this group. During the early years of SYI, children would meet at the town hall, or sometimes the old bowling alley below the A & P Grocery Store (now Anything Printed). Eventually, the old pump house from the village water works would become the main building for SYI. An article from 1958 stated that the grounds of SYI were open weekdays from 10-12 and 1-4 and that activities included badminton, softball, trampoline, arts and crafts, book reading, checkers, pingpong, shuffleboard, track and other organized activities. SYI also provided supervision of the wading pool. Interestingly enough, SYI made several trips to Letchworth and Allegany State Parks every summer. In 1958, 104 children were able to go to the parks. In 1960, SYI began constructing the Community Pool on Buffalo Street and started a youth baseball league. An article from May 12, 1960, stated, “The baseball program under Howard Blasdell for our youngsters is taking shape fast. Six ball clubs have been organized.”

The first year, the teams comprised the Rotary Club Team, Springville Pharmacy, Dash Dairy Bar, Morton’s Corners Concord Medical Group, and the American Legion. The following businesses donated funds for the purchase of bats, helmets and bases: Gray Milling company, Mahl Bros, Weismantles, Brown Shoe Store, Don’s Barber Shop, Pearson’s Insurance, JC Wheeler, and Norman Hartz. The teams would play a 10game season and at the end of the season, there would be a champion and then players from the other teams would form an all star team and play against each other. In the first year, the Rotary Club team won both the championship and the all star trophy. Today, SYI has more than just one baseball league— they offer tee ball, rookies and majors. There is even a Challenger league for disabled youth. Believe it or not, at one time, soccer was more popular than baseball or football in our country. Modern football replaced the enthusiasm for soccer until 1975 when Pele arrived in New York City. Still not the most popular of sports, soccer made a comeback, not in 1975, but in 1980. In the SES Express, the newspaper for Springville Elementary School, there was an article, “Let’s get soccer going in Springville.” Laurel Ruch got the ball rolling and we still have soccer in Springville today. Rather than just one division, the youth soccer program has five divisions. For more information on SYI’s programs today, visit

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With spring came the formal celebration of the renovations to the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home dining room. These updates and upgrades to the space came with the hard work of the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES program and Mr. Fuller, and the coordination of Debbie King and the BCH Women’s Association. The Calico Club of Springville also gave its support to this project. We thank them for their continued support. Their love for our facility runs deep and we are grateful to them! Marge W. of Springville helped cut the ribbon and led residents, Women’s Association members, JBR staff and guests into the dining room for light refreshments.

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