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VOLUME 3 ISSUE 9
THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE AND THE TOWNS OF ELLICOTTVILLE, GREAT VALLEY AND MANSFIELD, NEW YORK
MAY 9 - 15, 2014
Your Hometown Newspaper Serving Ellicottville, Great Valley, Little Valley, Mansfield, Olean, Salamanca, Springville and Surrounding Communities
Calendar of Events
Keep Ellicottville “Epic” Vote Today for the Holiday Valley Mountain Biking Trail!
May 10 Zoar Valley Fest 2014 May 15 Night Lights at Nannen Arboretum Begins
By Jann Wiswall
May 17-18 Routes to Art Tamarack Lodge May 17 - 18 Allegany State Park Geobash, 2014 May 20 ECS Budget Vote and Board of Education Election May 23 Holliday Valley Mountain Coaster Spring Opening May 30 - June 1 Geobash Allegany State Park
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Ellicottville is “Epic,” according to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). And you can make it even better simply by voting for the Holiday Valley Ski Resort Trail in the Bell Helmets “Bell Built” trail competition. The IMBA’s “Epic® designation is no small feat. To be considered Epic, a region must offer “demanding, singletrack mountain biking adventures in a natural setting … that are technically and physically challenging, more than 80 percent singletrack and at least 20 miles in length.” The IMBA goes on to assert that its Epic sites “should go on your short list of riding destinations. These are the trails worth traveling to, the best places to introduce someone to the sport we all love and are the facilities builders and advocates should look to for inspiration.” Ellicottville’s network of mountain-biking trails more than meets this definition. Dennis Baldwin, Ellicottville’s own mountain biking ambassador who owns Ellicottville Bike and Bean and has been an active member of the Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association (WNYMBA) for many years, points to more than 30 miles of trails looping through the expansive state forest system behind Holiday Valley and HoliMont and south to Allegany State Park. “This makes Ellicottville a great destination for a solid one, two, or three-day ride for
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May 30 - June 1 16th Annual Gowanda Hollywood Happenings June 6-8 Cycling Weekend Holiday Valley June 6-8 Springville Dairy Fest June 7 Relay for Life Ellicottville Central School June 14 Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run Holiday Valley July 4-6 Summer Music Festival Ellicottville & Holiday Valley
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School Budget, Board Vote GV Regatta Funds Scheduled for May 20 Purchase Needed Equipment One Board Candidate for Two Open Seats
15 school year. A public hearing will be held the week before, on May 13, to allow voters to ask questions and learn more about how the budget was developed by the school’s board. In addition to the basic budget, voters will be asked to approve the lease of one school bus at a cost of no more than $18,000 and to approve spending $28,916 to support the Ellicottville Memorial Library. The basic budget funds “all of the educationally related services and the maintenance of our school building,” according to the resolution passed by the board at its meeting on Tuesday, April 1. The $11.07 million budget represents a Niki Klein 1.3 percent increase (approximately $128,000) over the current fiscal year’s budget. By Jann Wiswall The school’s board and staff cut more than Residents of the Ellicottville Central Schools District will vote Tuesday, May 20 on the $100,000 in expenses through a number of beltproposed budget of $11,070,000 for the 2014See ECS Board Vote page 5
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“The Jaws of Life cost $30,000,” said Chief Randy Wiser of the Great Valley Fire Company, as he pointed to the giant claws in the back of a truck specially built to carry them. The fleet of firefighting trucks and equipment in the
transforms itself into a muddy haven. The third annual Holiday Valley Mudslide is an obstacle run, and participants can choose from two distances — 3.5 miles or 5.4 miles. Both courses begin by Spruce Lake — and runners can mentally prepare as they ride up the Spruce chairlift to the course start. The 3.5mile course goes from Spruce Lake, across the cross-country trails then heads downhill toward the finish. The route encompasses several trails, including Eagle, Woodstock, Explorer, Morning Star, Mardi Gras, Holiday Run and Edelweiss and Yodeler. The 5.4-mile course adds a loop and some steep uphill climbs — ropes have even been installed this year to help runners up! Of course, 11 unique and challenging obstacles are interspersed. “Lily Pads are overturned tubes from the tubing park that are hooked together and See Down and Dirty page 5
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By Eva Potter
World-class artists living and producing original artwork that is held in private collections all over the world — yes, these talented individuals reside all around us in the Southern Tier. They work quietly, often from home studios creating pieces so spectacular that their works are sought by U.S. and international collectors. It’s really true. You don’t have to visit New York City, Chicago or San Francisco to find mind-
Mudslide Hits Holiday Valley June 14 Who can resist acting like a kid again and splashing around in the mud? Incorporate some good old-fashioned running and you’re actually doing something healthy in addition to having a blast! Join hundreds of other fun-loving Western New Yorkers on June 14 as Holiday Valley
wait for equipment to come from the New York State Fire Commission, which provides and owns the equipment while the fire company owns the facilities.” The latest acquisition purchased from regatta funds is a four-person John Deere
Treasures of the Southern Tier Artistic Talents on Display during Routes to Art Weekend
Get Down and Dirty! By Alicia Dziak
Great Valley Fire Company garages is made possible partly from funds raised by their annual Great Valley Regatta. “These funds enable us to purchase up-to-date equipment while saving the public added expense reflected in their taxes,” said Wiser. “We would otherwise have to
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County Invites Public Input for County Comprehensive Plan The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism hosted Open Houses on April 29 and May 8 with regard to the creation of a
Comprehensive Plan that will guide the future of Cattaraugus County. An additional open house will be held on Wednesday, May 14, at the County Center
Building in Little Valley and will begin at 6 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Another way to provide See County Invites Input page 9
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Part of Interstate 86 to Close Monday, May 12 Interstate 86 between Exit 21 at Parkway Drive in Salamanca and Exit 23 at Seneca Junction/ Limestone will be closed to all traffic in both directions beginning Monday, May 12 through the fall of 2014. All traffic will be detoured to Route 417 between those exits. â€œDue to the constraints of the job site and the proximity of the Allegheny River, the only feasible alternative to reconstruct this portion of the highway is to close both lanes in each direction,â€? said Darrell Kaminski, region director. â€œThe project is a part
of Governor Cuomoâ€™s Driverâ€™s First Initiative. Working with our contractor, Union Concrete Construction Corporation, we will strive to reduce the duration of the closure as much as possible.â€? Special signage and temporary traffic lights have been installed at the intersection of Route 417 and Route 219 at Exit 23, and also at the intersection of Route 417 (Wildwood Avenue) and Route 219 (Central Avenue) in the City of Salamanca. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to follow the posted speed
limit along the detour route. This $21 million project to improve Interstate 86 began in March. The project consists of a major rehabilitation of the road surface, as well as minor bridge rehabilitation and the reconstruction of the eastbound on and off ramps at exit 20 near the Seneca Allegany Casino. For the latest information on I-86 closures, visit www.dot. ny.gov/projects (Projects in Your Neighborhood) and type in D262425 in the â€œcontract numberâ€? field.
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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Comedy Album Released
JAMESTOWN – The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy has released its first comedy album, “Live From Jamestown: Late Night @ Lucy Comedy Fest,” on May 6. The album, which was recorded during the 2013 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud and anywhere comedy content is sold. Physical copies of the album ($10) may also be purchased at the Lucy Desi Museum gift shop at 2 W. 3rd Street or online at shop.lucydesi.com. Performed and recorded over three nights of Comedy Late Night (including new, uncensored material) in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, N.Y., “Live From Jamestown” features the talents of Myq Kaplan, Jackie Kashian, Mark Normand, Joe Machi, Sean Keane, Kelly MacFarland,
Harrison Greenbaum, Andi Smith, Calise Hawkins, Keith Alberstadt, Josh Gondelman, Andy Hendrickson, Kelly Collette, Jim Tews and Andy Sandford. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for her hometown to support contemporary comedy of all kinds and showcase rising new talent. To hear free sample tracks, visit the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Sound Cloud page at www.soundcloud.com/ lucilleballcomedyfestival. Additionally, Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge (10 E. 4th Street) will be hosting an album release party on Wednesday, May 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Raffles of comedy albums and festival tickets will be awarded to attendees every half hour. Rooftop Comedy, based in San Francisco, co-produced
Live From Jamestown in 2013 and will be returning in 2014 to record a second album featuring the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Rooftop Comedy records, produces and distributes live comedy performances and scripted original comedy series from some of today’s best comedic talents, and also produces original event programming for comedic events and festivals. Confirmed comedians for Comedy Late Night in 2014 include Caroline Rhea, Andrew Norelli, Carmen Lynch, Kerri Louise, Moody McCarthy, Mike Brody and Pete Lee. To purchase tickets to this year’s Comedy Late Night series ($15 each night) on Aug. 7, 8, and 9 at 10:30 p.m., call the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy box office at (716)484-0800 or visit www. lucycomedyfest.com.
USPS Food Drive May 10
Ellicottville, Great Valley and Limestone Participate Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Led by letter carriers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO), with help from rural letter carriers, other postal employees and other volunteers, the drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food the past 20 years. Carriers collect nonperishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks,
pantries and shelters. Nearly 1,500 NALC branches in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands are involved. USPS and Campbell Soup Company are major supporters. Campbell Soup earmarked an additional 1 million pounds of canned food to the drive. Other supporters are AARP, Feeding America, Publix, Valassis/ Red Plum, Cox Target Media and Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, which promotes the drive on 40 million packets delivered to postal customers. The drive also relies on the backing of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the Feeding America food bank network, the United Way of America and its local United Ways, the AFL-CIO Community Services network, Uncle Bob’s Self Storage and
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countless local sponsors. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families. With more than 50 million people facing hunger every day in America, including nearly 17 million children, this drive is one way you can help those in your own city or town who need help. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has received a number of accolades over the years, including two Presidential Certificates of Achievement. Help the U.S. Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger!
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thing most people haven’t seen and probably didn’t know was possible on a bike,” said Clark. Clark’s high-energy stunts and skills translate well to the technical and challenging mountain biking terrain found on Ellicottville’s epic trail network, which includes a
variety of trails with plenty of rocks, steeps, rocks and other gnarly obstacles. Brave audience members even have a chance to get involved in the show, but you’ll have to come and see for yourself. No spoilers here. Still not sold? If you need a good reason to come to the
show, this one is it. “After the show, I give away free autograph cards and each card enters you to win my $4,000 bike at the end of the season!” said Clark. The Ellicottville show is sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce.
Summer Music Festival Tickets on Sale Now The Summer Music Festival 2014 is a weekend of family fun July 4–6! Friday night, July 4, will feature a Top of the Hill Party, where you will ride up Mardi Gras chairlift to enjoy an evening of food, entertainment and lots of fun. Saturday, July 5, will
feature the return of the Buffalo Philharmonic with fireworks slopeside at Holiday Valley. On Sunday, July 6, the Grammynominated Gin Blossoms will perform slopeside at Holiday Valley Resort. This fun-filled, family-friendly weekend also offers an Art and Craft show in
the heart of the village, a Pet Parade and the ever-popular Strawberry Festival. Get your tickets now at www. ellicottvilleny.com. Children 12 and under are FREE to the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Gin Blossoms!
‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Cast Members Come to Seneca Allegany Events Center on May 31
SALAMANCA – Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is revved up for a motorcyclefilled weekend at the end of May with stars from the FX Network hit TV show “Sons of Anarchy.” On Saturday, May 31, from 3 to 4 p.m., at Seneca Allegany Events Center, fans will have the opportunity to interact with three of the main characters: “Gemma,” “Chibs” and “Happy.” The “Sons of Anarchy” character “Gemma” is played by Katey Sagal, who will provide an evening of country, blues and rock with the Forest Rangers in the Events Center on the previous evening at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30. Sagal is a versatile television and film actress, having played the popular role of the redhaired Peg Bundy on “Married with Children.” She also is a critically acclaimed singer and has provided backup vocals
throughout her career for Bette Milder, Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker. In addition to Sagal, actors Tommy Flanagan and David Labrava will be part of the question-and-answer session. Flanagan, who plays the role of “Chibs,” has performed in dozens of hit movies and television shows for more than 20 years, most notably in the films “Braveheart,” “Face/Off” and “Gladiator.” Labrava, who plays the role of “Happy,” is a script writer and tattoo artist who was initially brought to the TV show as a technical advisor before becoming a cast member. Throughout the month of May, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel will offer two promotions to kick-start the excitement. With the “Revved Up and Ready to Win” Sweepstakes, from May 1-24, guests have the chance
to win a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, valued at $30,000, and a share of $5,000 in Free Slot Play. A second promotion, “Meet and Greet Hot Seat,” runs every Friday in May at 10 p.m. and offers 10 lucky winners two tickets to a special VIP event with the three “Sons of Anarchy” stars on the evening of Saturday, May 31. The prize also includes a complimentary overnight stay and the choice of $100 cash or Free Slot Play. For more information about both of these promotions, visit http:// www.senecaalleganycasino. com/monthly-promotions. All tickets are $20 for the special question-and-answer session and are on sale now. Tickets are available for purchase at Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. All attendees will receive a “Sons of Anarchy” cast photo.
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ALLEGANY State Park ASP Cabin Trail of the Week Congdon is a cabin trail that runs parallel to ASP 2, located on the Red House side of the park, past Camp Allegany. Most of its cabins are surrounded by large rocks, adding to the outdoor fun. The cabins were renovated in recent years, so interiors are new and very kid-friendly with built-in bunks and stairs to get into them.
How to get there: Take ASP 2 from Red House Lake, past Camp Allegany. Trail will be on your right just past the Beehunter cabin trail entrance. Cabin style: Newer style, large one room cabins with built-in bunk beds along one wall. Table with benches. Small porches, many with new railings. Heat source: Gas Electricity: Yes Amentities: Fridge, cooking range Rental cost: starting at $72.50 per night/$290.00 per week
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ASP Hosts Outdoor Girls’ Day June 7 Calling all girls in grades 6-12! Ever wanted to learn more about natural sciences and careers in science? Take advantage of a great opportunity to learn with other girls like you on Saturday, June 7, for Outdoor Girls’ Day at Allegany State Park (ASP). The event begins at 9 a.m. at Camp Allegany on the Red House side of the
park. After registration and a welcome, participants will rotate through 40-minute long stations. The hands-on stations, led by women in the natural science fields, include banding songbirds, looking for creek creatures and making seed balls for endangered butterflies. In the late morning, a panel discussion will be held, followed by lunch (bring your
own) and afternoon workshops. The day concludes at 4 p.m. This event, held rain or shine, is free and open to girls currently in grades 6-12. Teachers and parents are welcome to attend. Registration is required by May 30. For more information, or to sign up, call (716) 3549101, ext. 236, or email email@example.com.
Fighter George Chuvalo Head Intact, Heart Unbroken Last fall, I interviewed George Chuvalo while he was on the book tour with his memoir, Chuvalo - A Fighter’s Life.” Like no other, this inspirational memoir tells the story of one of the greatest boxers in history, who fought the legends - Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman - and then lost everything outside the ring. Chuvalo is a living, breathing and yes, still laughing, Canadian icon who fought his way to the top of the world of boxing while coping with unimaginable loss along the way. Chuvalo was as tough as they come, a raging bull who fought the biggest and strongest heavyweights of his time in an inconceivable 93 punishing professional fights and never got knocked down. Never off his feet, not once in 23 years in the ring. Our conversation took place before a live audience at Port Colborne’s Roselawn Theatre in front of a sold-out audience of 300 people. Sports writers always characterized Chuvalo as a counter puncher, a battler who could take a lot of punches before coming back with his own attack. With my first question, I wanted to see how a man who made a living with his fists would react. “Your critics have described you more of a defensive boxer than ...” I didn’t get to finish my sentence. “My critics should talk to the 74 guys I put in the hospital,” replied Chuvalo, rather calmly. Fortunately, he did not say the critics should talk to the 74 feckless interviewers he had put in the hospital. His eyes said that. “The night I fought Muhammad Ali in Toronto, he went to the hospital afterwards
and I went dancing with my wife.” I couldn’t wait to ask him about Henry Cooper. Way back in the 70’s, I found myself in The Henry Cooper Pub in London, England, staring at a wall of photos of every great fighter that ever lived, including Jack Dempsey and the original Sugar Ray (Robinson). Cooper was a small heavyweight, but a quick puncher with a deadly left hook, a pugilist who out-boxed and out-foxed his opponents instead of steadily pummeling them into a purple pulp as Chuvalo did. Henry Cooper, who once knocked down a young Muhammad Ali, was the British, European and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion. Canada being part of that Commonwealth meant Chuvalo, the longestreigning Canadian champion, had a legitimate chance to challenge Cooper. Except Cooper knew what every fan of boxing believed - trying to dance around George Chuvalo would be like throwing himself in front of a big, red double decker London bus. So Cooper artfully dodged Chuvalo, fighting less dangerous opponents. One day Chuvalo was training in a London gym when he spotted Cooper’s manager Jim Wicks. “Boom Boom,” as George was known, ambled over to Wicks and after a bit of small talk, put it to the manager bluntly. “So when are me and your boy going to meet in the ring?” asked Chuvalo. At this point in the storytelling, Chuvalo invokes a very good English accent. “Mr. Chuvalo,” replied Cooper’s manager, clearing his throat, “he doesn’t even want to meet you socially!”
And with that, perhaps the greatest compliment ever paid him, Chuvalo never got a shot. And Cooper, a smart man much beloved by the Brits, retired a champion, later to be knighted. Hearing George Chuvalo tell me that story and laughing is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit rather than his prowess as a puncher. Because while George Chuvalo was working his way into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, those he loved the most were dying under unimaginable tragic circumstances. His youngest son took his own life with a gun. Two other sons died together of heroin overdoses. His wife, unable to overcome the grief, committed suicide as well. How many people could survive such personal catastrophes, let alone write about them and rise above them to the point where you can smile again and ever laugh? None that I know. Greater than his remarkable strength in the gladiatorial sport of boxing is George Chuvalo’s indomitable will to survive in life as a person. The ability to laugh is sometimes the only power that keeps the human spirit from breaking. Today George’s job is to go into schools and describe to students, parents and teachers the devastation drugs can exact on family. For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to www.williamthomas.ca For an autographed copy of George Chuvalo’s book, call 905-834-0022.
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Gator equipped with a skid unit for brush fires as well as offroad rescue — a comforting thought for those who work in the woods and hard-to-reach places. The Gator is equipped to serve as a rescue and firefighting vehicle. This year’s regatta will afford the fire company the ability to purchase a trailer to haul the Gator to scenes where needed. Other equipment the fire company has purchased the past few years with the help of regatta funds is a 75-horse Case International tractor to maintain and upgrade the fire hall, clubhouse and campgrounds. Another valuable addition to their storehouse of rescue equipment is scuba gear. Seven members of the fire company are certified in scuba diving. Two of whom, Weiser and Charlie Grinols, are also certified as rescue divers.
Besides serving the public in helping reduce taxes, the Great Valley Fire Company donates to many local organizations. Ellicottville Project Christmas, Relay for Life, Salamanca Community Action, Ellicottville Little Eagles Football, Knights of Columbus, Ellicottville Youth Wrestling, Boy Scouts, Great Valley Methodist Church and the Little Valley, Humphrey, Ellicottville and Salamanca Fire Departments, as well as numerous others throughout the year, have all benefited from the company’s generosity. The department has donated four AEDs (valued at $6,000) to the Ellicottville Central School. They have also purchased an AutoPulse for the ambulance association that provides manual CPR compressions. They have also donated $20,000 towards the purchase of a mini pumper and $30,000 in equipment including the
Jaws of Life. Every year regatta registrations go on sale online in January and are sold out by the end of February,” said Christy Wiser, secretary of the fire company. “There is a limit of 3,000 registrants, which includes 1,800 boats from all over the country and Canada.” The fire company is strictly manned by volunteers and is always looking for new members and volunteers in all areas including firefighting, EMS, auxiliary members and regatta help. While the ambulance service and the fire company are two separate entities, both are manned by the same volunteers that fight fires. The residents of Great Valley and the surrounding towns that the Great Valley Fire Company assists can rest assured they are receiving the best services offered by the best fire fighters and EMTs when needed.
How to Make a Quick $50 Recycle Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer
Recycle that old refrigerator or freezer between March 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014, and receive a $50 mail-in rebate! National Grid will pick it up for free at a time that’s convenient for you. Plus, save up to $150 a year in electric costs. You can register online by visiting www.jacoinc.net and clicking on the Recycle Now Link under the Consumer column. Or you can call 1-877-691-0021 to schedule
by phone. Please ensure that your refrigerator or freezer meets the following requirements: 1. Between 10 and 30 cubic feet using inside measurements. 2. Clean, empty and in working order at the time of pick-up. 3. Accessible with a clear path for removal by our recycling contractor, JACO Environmental. Questions? Please call 1-877-691-0021. In addition to saving energy
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Behind the Bars with the Road Toad
10 – 12 Critical Seconds!
By Ron Kubicki
This is not a long period of time generally. Heck most of us can probably still hold our breaths for 10–12 seconds. But, it is probably a long time to hold your hand on your hot pipes, though, so mostly time is relevant. Relevant? How about “critical.” The 10-12 seconds I am talking about can be critical seconds on the road. I’m talking about looking into the future when you are on the road on your “scoot.” No one should have more interest in what is going to happen, on what is likely to happen or what bizarre unlikely thing could possibly happen, than you. We are obliged to be an active and participatory rider. Watch all the intersections and traffic conditions in front of you — look 10 -12 seconds ahead of you. Why that far? It keeps your head and posture upright and gives you a broad field of vision. You have clear depth perception as well as large peripheral awareness, and it keeps you engaged in your environment. Why 10-12 seconds? Well, at 30 mph you are traveling 44 feet per second! In 10 seconds you almost cover one and half football fields. At 45 mph you cover 66 feet per second. At 60 mph it is 88 feet per second! You throw reaction time into that, weather, road conditions, traffic and whether you are two up or not and you see how easily you can run out of room! Let’s face it, man, you are always at a disadvantage in traffic, especially if you are just in the “I’m so cool” mode.
You know “that guy,” the guy who catches his reflection in the window of every car dealership he rides by, making sure “the look” is cool! It always reminds me of what an uncle said, who rode in WWII and all his life after, “There is no such thing as an old, bad motorcycle rider.” So you need to use your head when you ride and to use it for more than a place to keep your helmet. You need to see what is and what isn’t — but could be — there. There are some of the circumstances where you should be on high alert: Intersections: This is where you can instantly encounter cross-traffic. If it is multiple lanes, there can easily be a smaller vehicle on the right hand side of an SUV or pickup at a crossing street who is waiting at a stop sign or a “turn on red” light who may pull out because they did not “see” you. At intersections it is a good practice to “cover” your front brake. Just extend all four fingers over your front brake lever. This will eliminate any fumbling looking for it in a sudden need or emergency situation. Over 70 percent of your stopping power is in the front brake. NOTE: If you lock up the front brake IMMEDIATELY RELEASE AND REAPPLY PROPERLY. Do not lock it up! On the vehicles you can see, take notice of their front wheels. You will more quickly see movement in the tires and wheels if they are “creeping” ahead, rather than watching the whole vehicle. Shopping Malls, Public
Events or Tourist Areas: These places are often filled with drivers who are “looking for something” and are a little confused by congestion, just in a hurry, have a car full of kids or excited people anxious to get where they are going. Cover your brakes. Do not be a “rubbernecker” yourself. Look around once you put the kickstand down. Construction or road work sites: Traffic maybe stopped or moving slowly. Expect equipment to move suddenly. There is often loose debris on the road, rough or “ground pavement”, large trucks backing in or out of position. Be extra cautious with braking here. At slow speeds you do not want to use your front brake. If you are traveling slowly and are turning around objects or hazards in the road and you use your front brake, there is good chance you will dump your ride. Ride slowly in a low gear using engine, clutch and rear brake to control your scoot. Emergency Vehicle Approaching or on Side of Road: People will do the most unexpected things if a trooper has a car pulled over, so always cover your front brake and expect anything. All the Time: No explanation needed! So, remember, it is on you to be aware and always engaged in operating your motor. No one else is more important than you are when it comes to safely “putting fists in the wind.” Have a ball, enjoy the road. Watch out all the time, for everything!
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tightening measures. At the same time, the board felt the school could not ignore the need to improve, expand and maintain technology in order to ensure that students are technologically prepared for college. The budget includes the purchase of 80–100 laptop/ tablet computers, library software upgrades, online textbooks and the addition of a one-day-per-week technology support employee through BOCES. The budget also reflects no increase in state revenues — an assumption the board made during the budget process. As a result of state-wide support and lobbying, the state legislature did approve a “reduction of the reduction” of funding to schools and it was learned ECS will be receiving about $45,000 more in state funding than budgeted. However, these funds will be used to replenish the school’s reserve fund. If taxpayers approve the budget as proposed, they will see a 5.5-5.8 percent increase in their school taxes next year — 1.7–2 percent attributable to the basic budget and 3.8 percent to fund the capital project approved by voters last year (which does not count toward the state’s tax cap). The final percentage increase will not be known until district property assessments are completed by the county in July. Voters also have the
opportunity to fill two school board seats vacated by longtime members Steve Crowley and James Riley. Only one individual in the district, Niki Klein, submitted a formal candidate application. Klein submitted the following candidate description: “Niki Klein is a third generation graduate of Ellicottville Central School. She lives in Ellicottville with her husband Jason, who is also a graduate of ECS. She has three children: Harper (5), Tosh (4), and Joanna (10 months). Harper and Tosh both currently attend ECS. Niki has a B.A. in Recreation Management and Program Administration from the University of New Hampshire. After she graduated, she moved to Colorado to pursue a career in her field. Initially, she worked in youth services for a nonprofit recreation district. She later obtained a position as product sales manager for Vail Mountain Resort. She was responsible for all ticket, pass and ski school sales. She oversaw a team of 30 people and her duties included developing and maintaining an operating budget and working with other departments to achieve team goals. She also volunteered as a coach for a youth soccer league in Colorado, was active in the community and assisted in holiday food drives and annual town cleanup events.
The Kleins moved back home three years ago when Jason was hired by a company in Buffalo. They were both happy to move back to the close-knit community where they grew up and to raise their children around their extended family. Niki is currently a stay-athome mom and works part time as a customer service representative at Holiday Valley in the winter. Niki is a strong supporter of the public school system and would bring the valuable perspective of a parent with young children entering elementary school.” In order to fill the second open board seat, interested candidates may initiate write-in campaigns. Writein candidates must meet eligibility rules as follows: • Must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. • Must be a resident of the school district for at least one year. • Must be the only member of the immediate family on the board. • May not be a school district employee or appointee. If no qualified write-in candidate is elected, the board may either leave the position vacant for a year or appoint a temporary board member who then may run for election next year to fill out the last four years of the five-year post.
CCB to Host Fundraising Book Sale LITTLE VALLEY — The America’s Promise Team at Cattaraugus County Bank (CCB) is very happy to announce a new fundraiser. They will be holding a book sale, Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16. The sale is intended to raise needed funds to help children in the areas the independently owned bank serves. The sale will take place at the main office of CCB, located at 120 Main Street in Little Valley. America’s Promise members help to ensure that children receive the five resources they need: 1. An ongoing relationship
with a caring adult-mentor; 2. Access to safe places and structured activities during non-school hours; 3. A healthy start; 4. A marketable skill through effective education; 5. An opportunity to give back through community service. “We have received many book donations that include all types of books,” states CCB America’s Promise chair Mary Jo Woodarek. “We have everything from novels, to ‘how-to’ books, to children’s books, that will be offered for sale. We raise money so we can help children in our area. I hope the public can find it in their
hearts to stop in, browse our selection and purchase a very fairly priced book or two!” About CCB CCB is an FDIC insured New York State chartered independent, community bank. From January 2, 1902, CCB has established an unprecedented record of fiscal integrity and sound financial growth, which now totals $190 million in assets. CCB maintains convenient ATMs and more information can be found on the web at www. ccblv.com. CCB is an equal housing lender. CCB’s main office is located in Little Valley, with seven branch offices.
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anchored in the beach end of Spruce Lake,” explained Jane Eshbaugh, Holiday Valley’s marketing manager. “You have to run (or crawl) across and try not to slip in! The final obstacle is the mudslide at the bottom of Yodeler basically a giant slip ‘n slide into a giant mud puddle!” In addition to some past-year favorites, there will be some new obstacles too, being kept a secret until race day! “The goal of our race is fun — not torture — so it is relatively easy, and mostly downhill,” said Eshbaugh. “We get a lot of first-time racers, families and kids, and there is a fun and laid back party at the finish for racers and families.” Kids as young as 7 years old are welcome to run in the 3.5or 5.4-mile races. In addition, a special Kids’ Mini Mudslide will take place in the afternoon,
which is a 1/2-mile run with two obstacles and a mudslide at the end. Registration for the kids’ race is $5 and available race day at Yodeler Lodge. “This is a race for anyone that can run 3-5 miles,” said Michelle Solly, of Colden, who has participated in the Mudslide in past years. “It’s a little more challenging that other races because it’s on the ski slopes and has obstacles, but the experience is great and so much fun! I look forward to doing it every year!” There is a maximum of 1,200 competitors allowed for the Mudslide, so if you’re thinking about signing up, don’t wait! Preregistration, which guarantees you a wicking T-shirt, is only available through June 1, and costs $60 for the 3.5- or the 5.4-mile races. From June
2-June 13, the price goes up to $80. Registration also includes a goody bag and a finisher’s medal, plus a hot dog and two beers or other beverages. Last-chance registration is available during Friday night packet pickup, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Yodeler Lodge. Saturday packet pickup is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. What better way to spend a Saturday in June than being outdoors, challenging yourself, and getting covered in mud? The Mudslide is a surefire fun time that you won’t soon forget. “At the finish line, everyone is laughing and smiling!” said Eshbaugh. For more information on how you can be part of the fun, visit www.holidayvalley.com.
Three-Week Organic Gardening Series Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County will present a three-week Organic Gardening Series on Thursdays from May 22 to June 5, 6–8 p.m., at the Olean Public Library, 134 North 2nd St., Olean. The sessions are free and open to the public.
The sessions will focus primarily on organic vegetable gardening, but the principles can be applied to all of your home plantings. Learn about organic fertilizers and soil conditioners, and organic methods of insect and disease control. Sessions will be presented by Mark Holt,
Agriculture-Horticulture Community Educator, and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers. Preregistration is required. To register, please call the Olean Public Library at 716) 372-0200.
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There are many national days in May. One is Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day recognizes mothers and what they do as a parent. Mother’s Day also recognizes mother figures. This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11. Usually the children give their mother gifts such as flowers and chocolate. They sometimes give their mother a gift they made in school. Some lucky mothers get a trip to the spa. Mother’s Day is a day for the family to celebrate together. Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday but it has become an increasingly important event for businesses in recent years. Most organizations, businesses, and stores are open. Restaurants may be busier than usual. In certain opinions, Mother’s Day is the most important holiday. Mother’s Day is attributed to different people. Many believed that two women, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis, were very important in making the tradition of Mother’s Day. Others say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely founded Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan in the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to her each year and urged others to honor their mothers. Julia Ward Howe called for Mother’s Day to be celebrated each year to encourage peace among women. It continued to be held in Boston for about 10 years under her sponsorship but died out after that. Anna Jarvis held a private Mother’s Day celebration in memory of her mother Ann Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia. Ann Jarvis organized work clubs to improve health and cleanliness in her area. Anna started a quest for Mother’s Day to be more widely recognized. Her campaign later financially was supported by John Wanamaker, clothing merchant from Philadelphia. Andrew’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton became the International By Kiersten Rüger Mother’s Day Shrine. The Shrine was a tribute to all mothers and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. This was how Mother’s Day was created. Happy Mother’s Day! Meganne C.
Book Review “Confetti Girl” by Diana Lopez
“Confetti Girl” by Diana Lopez, interesting title yes? It turns out a girl named Apolonia “Lina” Flores loves playing volleyball, science, mathematical riddles, and a place in her drawer called Sock Heaven for lonely socks. Does it sound like someone you know? The saddest part is that her mother dies unexpectedly, and Lina is stuck with an annoying English professor as a Father. Her house is filled with books. Lots and lots of books, but not in any kind of order, like the Dewy Decimal System. This includes finding books in the cereal box. Lina’s best friend, Vanessa, is like the best friend a person could ever have, but Vanessa has quite a few problems of her own. Her parents had divorced, and she lives with her mom. Her mom makes cascarones. These are hollowed out egg shells filled with confetti. They are supposed to bring good luck when cracked on the back of someone. So in Vanessa’s house there are a lot of eggs. Since Vanessa is best friends with Lina, Lina gets a lot of eggs in her diet, too. So it’s up to you to read all about the drama of this teen’s life. Ginna H.
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blowing original artwork. It’s all right here in Cattaraugus County, and one of the best ways to see this talent firsthand is to drive around the county on Routes to Art weekend, May 17–18. You won’t believe the fun you’ll have on the ultimate artistic road trip when you visit Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians on Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. As you travel from studio to studio, you’ll get an unprecedented look at 42 artists creating, imagining, and selling their wares. Just look for Routes to Art banners and signs at open locations. • Be a trendsetter and reap
the benefits — and there are many. • Become part of the buy local movement and invest in the fabric of the community. • Support local artists and create a cohesive look at affordable with a big-city look, but without big-city prices. • Our regional artists are insanely generous, donating tens of thousands of dollars in artwork every year to causes near and far. Who knows, maybe they’ll help you someday. • By collecting regionally your collection tells a story and records history. • Local art deserves a respected place in your home
or business. • When you own original art, it’s all yours — no copies, no knockoffs. So take a break from yard work and follow the back roads, try that little diner, pop into an antique store or shop, witness creativity, and see our beautiful region through the fresh eyes of a tourist. Just make sure you have an empty trunk, because you’re sure to bring back an original treasure to enjoy for years to come. Artist information, a map and more about Routes to Art weekend can be found at www.routestoart.com.
Ellicottville Sports Round Up By Todd Palmatier
In Ellicottville Central baseball, the Eagles varsity team finished the week on a 0-4 run with losses versus Pine Valley twice, Archbishop Walsh and AlleganyLimestone. The team is 3-10 overall and 3-4 in league play. The Ellicottville modified baseball team has been on a little run with wins over Catt./ LV, Pine Valley and North Collins to run their record to 3-1. In softball, the girls’ varsity team also has hit a bump in the road looking to find the
win column with losses to Pine Valley and AlleganyLimestone and are now 1-10 overall. The JV girls also have lost three in a row with losses to Cassadaga Valley and two losses to Chautauqua Lake. The modified girls’ softball team has also been on a run with wins moving their record to 3-1, with wins over Catt./LV, Pine Valley and North Collins. ECLV Little League’s opening day is this Saturday, May 10, at Little Valley 1st Street with the Ayrhart Orioles Majors taking on the Bank of Cattaraugus Dodgers at 10
a.m. Then at 12:15 p.m., the Fitzpatrick-Weller Indians take on West Valley. And, to end the day, the Aldrich Painting Reds take on the CCB Mets. Please come out and join the festivities as we celebrate the 75th anniversary. ECLV would also like to thank all of their sponsors and volunteer coaches and especially the East Otto Fire Hall for all their support and space to house all of our baseball gear. We would also like to thank Catt./LV school, ECS and all the towns for the use of their fields!
National Women’s Checkup Day is May 12 SPRINGVILLE — Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, wives and friends, take note: National Women’s Checkup Day is May 12, which is part of National Women’s Health Week (May 11-17, 2014). Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health, this annual event has a goal of encouraging women of all ages to schedule an annual well-woman visit with their healthcare provider. “Recent changes to health insurance regulations have made annual physical checkups available under most insurance plans at no cost to the patient,” said Dr. Lisette D’Eon, a physician at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Primary Care Center. “So many times, women are taking care of their families’ needs that they overlook their own health. This day is a reminder
to schedule your appointment to receive screenings for common conditions, refill your prescriptions and have a discussion with your medical provider about your health concerns and questions.” According to Imaging Department Director Lisa Smith, “It is recommended that women receive mammograms every other year starting at age 40.” She continued, “Women who are at risk for common conditions like osteoporosis can also benefit from a yearly bone density screening along with their annual checkup.” “Patients diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis may benefit from a physical therapy exercise program to strengthen muscles, improve posture and reduce the risk of falls and fractures,” said Mary Lou Wright, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s physical therapy department director.
Coronary heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death for men and women in the United States, is another factor in maintaining an annual checkup schedule. “Regular physical exams can help women and their doctors identify symptoms of heart disease in the early stages,” said Dr. Thomas P. Smith, FACC, a cardiologist at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s Heart Center. “By treating those symptoms and helping a patient make lifestyle changes in eating, exercise, or smoking cessation, the risk of lifethreatening strokes or heart attacks can be reduced.” The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Primary Care Center opened in 2010 in response to community need, and accepts new patients and most insurance coverage. Learn more at www.bertrandchaffee. com or call (716) 592-8140 for an appointment.
A Glimpse into the Future ALLEGANY — The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center, 182 East Union St., Allegany, for a glimpse into the future. Fred Welch, commander of the Center, will talk about the history of the Challenger Centers and what the future holds for them. He will also discuss what is happening
with NASA and the hurdles that need to be overcome for a manned mission to Mars. Tours of the center will be conducted by Commander Welch and his staff of seven commanders, and will give a small idea of what happens on space missions. The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center partners with teachers, schools, school districts, universities, museums, science centers
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and local communities to make their vision of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education a reality. Since its opening in June of 2009, over 10,000 students from New York and Pennsylvania have participated in the Center’s programs that enable students to see themselves in successful careers as scientists, engineers and researchers.
Friday • May 9 NYS School Music Association Solo Fest Girls Varsity Softball vs. North Collins • 4:30 pm Girls Modified Softball @ North Collins • 4:30 pm Boys Varsity Baseball vs. North Collins • 4:30 pm Boys Modified Baseball @ North Collins • 4:30 pm Saturday • May 10 NYS School Music Association Solo Fest Jr Jr./Sr. Prom • 7:00 pm M Monday • May 12 Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Franklinville • 4:30 pm B Boys and girls (Mod) @ Allegany-Limestone Central • 5:00 pm Tuesday • May 13 Boys and girls (V) @ West Valley • 4:30 pm Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Archbishop Walsh • 4:30 pm BOE Budget Hearing Wednesday • May 14 Girls Varsity Softball vs. Forestville • 4:30 pm HS Academic Awards Banquet • 6:30 pm Thursday • May 15 Girls Varsity Softball vs. Portville • 4:30 pm Girls Modified Softball @ CLV • 4:30 pm Girls JV Softball @ Pine Valley • 4:30 pm Boys Modified Baseball @ CLV • 4:30 pm
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avid riders,” he said. Whether you’re a rider or not, you can help Ellicottville boost its reputation as a mountain biking mecca and make it even better. WNYMBA recently submitted a “killer application” to enter the 2014 national “Bell Built” contest sponsored by Bell Helmets and is now one of four finalists for the Eastern Region award. The proposal calls for building a two-mile “flow trail” at Holiday Valley — a newer-style trail that Baldwin describes as a “twisty, windy singletrack trail with big berms, rollers and bridges” that is manageable for novices, but still challenging and fun for intermediate and expert riders. The trail would start at the summit of the ski area and end at the lodge near Sky High Adventure Park. It’s intended as the first phase of a longer-term project to develop more trails and better access to complement the existing cross-country ski and bike trail network in the adjacent state forest. If Ellicottville beats out the other three East Coast contestants, Bell Helmets will provide $33,000 to construct the trail using a professional trail contractor. This funding is critical, said Baldwin. WNYMBA has designed and built most of the area’s 30-plus miles of trails, but all WNYMBA trail building is a volunteer effort. “It takes longer to get things done when you rely only on volunteers,” said Baldwin, who
can’t say enough good things about the many volunteers who donate their time to help on trail construction days. Still, “we can get the flow trail done much faster with a professional trail builder behind it, plus Holiday Valley will kick in some matching funds if we win,” he said. “This is so important to Ellicottville,” Baldwin said. “While we are known for our more advanced trails, we only have about 5 miles of easier trails for beginners and novices.” The flow trail will add more miles, provide gentler terrain and will start with a shorter climb up to the trail — whether you want to ride up or walk it. Said Baldwin, “There’s no shame in walking the bike up.” Ellicottville has been very fortunate that WMYBMA has spent so much time and effort in our area, Baldwin said, and it has paid off in many ways. National Geographic Explorer calls Ellicottville one of “America’s Best Adventure Towns” for its mountain biking opportunities, and suggests you make a weekend of the trails, dining, lodging and entertainment offerings. Bike Magazine, New York Magazine, the Buffalo News and many other media outlets have given the area rave reviews, too. As a result, the area is seeing more and more cyclists visit for long weekends — both mountain bikers and road bikers. And, there’s potential for
even more growth here, said Baldwin, who notes that the addition of the proposed Ellicottville-Great Valley Recreational Trail would be another huge draw for families and bike clubs. So, whether you’re a bicycling enthusiast, an Ellicottville enthusiast or both, you can make a difference by VOTING today to make the Holiday Valley Ski Resort Trail a reality. Voting for the East Coast proposals began on Monday, May 5, and runs through Monday, May 18. The winner will be announced on May 19. The winner will be selected by popular vote only, so your vote counts RIGHT NOW! And, voting is live, so you can keep track of the status of the competition until the very last minute. The West Coast and Central Region winners have been announced. Ft. Tuthill, Flagstaff, Az., was the West Coast winner with just over 8,000 votes and Cottage Grove, Minn., won the Central Region competition with more than 12,300 votes. As of this writing, Ellicottville was ahead of the East Coast pack, but only by a margin of nine votes! C’mon folks! Vote today! Pass it on! Visit www.bellhelmets.com/ bellbuilt and follow the easy instructions. You can also find more information about the proposed trail and view a great video of Dennis Baldwin at www. wnymba.org.
Weavers Guild to Meet A monthly meeting of the Enchanted Mountain Weavers’ Guild will be held on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, 79 Mechanic
St., Bradford. Pa. The program will be a presentation by Suanne Pasquarella, president of the Hand Weavers Guild of America, on natural fibers,
samples and what you can make with natural fibers. Anyone interested in the fiber arts is welcome to attend.
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From the Bookshelf Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library
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Meet Bubbles and Brock. Our Pets of the Week
“Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen Kate has been lingering in a fog throughout the year since her husband died, and it is only when her manipulative mother-in-law threatens to hijack her life that Kate begins to snap to. When her wardrobe-challenged eight-year-old daughter, Devin, discovers an old letter from Kate’s great-aunt Eby, the pair go on the lam to Lost Lake, Eby’s dilapidated resort camp tucked deep in the south Georgia swamplands. Long widowed, with dwindling funds and a diminishing guest roster, Eby may be forced to sell her fading haven to an unscrupulous developer. Then Kate’s arrival gives her a new lease on life. While guests and townsfolk prepare a farewell send-off they hope will perversely convince her to stay, Devin receives perplexing clues from the lake’s loquacious alligator. One would need a heart of steel, or the skin of an alligator, not to fall in love with Allen’s beguiling cast of misfits. A surefire star of feel-good fiction, Allen always manages to nimbly mask her potent messages of inspiration and romance beneath her trademark touches of mirth and magic. This endearing tale of surprising second chances may just be her wisest work yet. This book is currently available in book format at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as an audio book using our interlibrary loan program.
What’s Legal: Rightie or Leftie?
By Kathleen G. Moriarty, Peters & Moriarty, At t orney s and Counsel ors of L aw
Legal Matters is a regular column intended to address general legal concerns. Since every client walks in the door with a different set of circumstances, you should not rely on this column to provide specific legal advice. If you
are in need of specific legal advice, please consult with an attorney; he or she will provide advice that is unique and tailored to your legal needs. It’s a touchy subject, but most drivers understand the battle for the left lane. Last week, I received the following question from a reader: “Do I have to drive in the right lane, or is it just a courtesy to faster drivers?” NY Vehicle and Traffic Law (s. 1120) requires drivers to drive in the right lane except when passing another vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian or obstruction, or when traveling on a roadway having more than two lanes. There are other, less common exceptions, as well. It’s understandable to prefer the left lane as a driving lane. Some people just like the “open road” and don’t want
any drivers in front of them; others feel more comfortable being able to see the left shoulder to gage where they are in the road. The bottom line, however, is that the left lane is for passing only. Once you’ve passed the slower vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, or obstruction, the law requires you to get back into the right lane. This law does not justify following a slow left lane driver too closely, flashing your lights, or passing on the right. The slower driver may be elderly, ill or intoxicated. Thus, the safer alternative is to follow at a cautious distance and be patient. If you are concerned about the person driving too slow, please pull over and dial 911 to alert law enforcement.
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Simply Food: ROASTED GARBANZO BEANS By Liz Bares
I have not gone to the grocery store for a cart-busting load of groceries in a few weeks. Instead, I’ve opted for a “purchase as needed” mantra. While this thinking served us well, I finally stocked up yesterday and my kids declared, “There’s food in the house!” Now, my children are far from starving but I do admit the fridge was empty. I have one of those old school fridges where the freezer is on the top
and the fridge part is on the bottom. It’s a small fridge but does the job. However, the design is poor. For the most part, refrigerator design is lacking in my opinion. They are enormous and stick out like a sore thumb. The freezer on top design is terrible and you need to almost get on your hands and knees to see what is in the fridge section. I could go on and on. Lunchtime Saturday and I didn’t have any chips or corn
kernels to make popcorn to go with the kiddo’s sandwiches. I did have two cans of garbanzo beans, however. I remembered a recipe I had seen years ago about roasted garbanzo beans as an alternative to chips. The roasted beans turned out beautifully, but you should consume them the same day. They just didn’t taste very good the second day. You could also omit the cheese and add some fresh herbs instead.
Roasted Garbanzo Beans
Routes to Art Brochures Available at Regional Businesses Returning again for the seventh year, the ever-popular Routes to Art (RTA) open studio tour is scheduled to take place on May 17-18, offering a chance to enjoy the hidden artistic talents of our region. The 2014 event will showcase a wide variety of artwork from 42 talented artists from across the Twin Tiers, including a large grouping of artists participating in the Ellicottville area at various locations. Brochures, which include a map as well as a comprehensive listing of artists and business sponsors, are now available to the public free of charge at all of the regional businesses who are sponsoring Routes to Art: Fox Financial and Crafty Squirrel Designs in Olean; Register Graphics in Randolph; Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, Ellicottville Times Newspaper, Alexandra, The City Garage Ski Shop, Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley, The Purple Doorknob, and Katy’s Cafe in Ellicottville; Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Seneca Gaming and Entertainment, Ohi:yo’ Gallery, Nu 4
you Native Treasures, and Wildwood Grill in Salamanca; Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning, and Tourism in Little Valley; and The American Museum of Cutlery, and Bank of Cattaraugus in Cattaraugus. Brochures can be also picked up at the arts council at 100 W. Main St. in Allegany and at all participating RTA artists on the weekend of the tour. Routes to Art is an annual, self-guided, open-studio artists’ tour taking place across Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation and produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. During RTA weekend, artists will open their homes, studios, and businesses to welcome visitors and present their work. As always, the event is free and open to the public. Visitors who have enjoyed the tour in previous years can expect to see many of their perennial favorites in 2014 and also discover a host of exciting new talent. First-time artists this year include Jennie Acklin and Annie Widger, John Balacki,
Denise Drummond, Holly John, Kimberly Mehta, Thomas Militello, Mat Snyder, Sarah Walker, Carey Ann Welch, and Mikel Wintermantel. Artist studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 17 and 18. RTA offers a wonderful opportunity to discover some of the hidden cultural talents that Cattaraugus County has to offer. Visitors can view and purchase a variety of work but also enjoy the unique experience of watching artists as they create. For more information about Routes to Art and to request or print a brochure, visit routestoart.com or contact CCAC at info@myartscouncil. net or (716) 372-7455. The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served the greater Cattaraugus County region for more than 15 years with quality arts programs and services. CCAC is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and by members and donors. For more information, see www.myartscouncil.net.
2 cans no-salt garbanzo beans (drained, rinsed and dried) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 – 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt black pepper to taste 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I always use the hunks of Parmesan, not the canned stuff) After rinsing and draining beans, place them on a towel-lined cookie sheet and air dry for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Then add cheese (I used the fine grate on my box grater). Stir until everything is well mixed. Cheese will absorb oil. Add garbanzo beans to oil mixture and toss to coat. Spread on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake approximately 45-50 minutes until golden and crispy.
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input is to take a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/CattCoSurvey. Listening to our community is very important to understanding what is important to the people of Cattaraugus County. We want to gather your opinions, thoughts and ideas about the county and its future. What are the important issues facing your communities? What are your concerns? What should the county’s role be? Your comments will be used to help establish goals for the county as we develop this new comprehensive plan.
The purpose of this plan is to set forth a blueprint for the development of the county as an attractive place to live, work, invest and retire. The Open House will be an opportunity to share your thoughts of the county’s future. The first Comprehensive Plan for Cattaraugus County was adopted in 1978. Since then, many changes have occurred in our county, many not anticipated or envisioned by the plan. A new comprehensive planning approach is needed to address the challenges of the 21st century and build upon more recent planning
Bash at Bradner Stadium
OLEAN -- The City of Olean and the Olean Local Development Corporation, in conjunction with Dr. Green Lawn and Custom Turf will be hosting the Bradner Bash Friday, May 30, 2014, at Bradner Stadium from 5–11 p.m. The Bradner Bash is an event to bring focus and people back to the stadium. Although it’s deemed a fundraising event for the stadium, the OLDC would like to showcase the stadium “as the place to be” for events throughout the year. The Buffalo Philharmonic, the Beach Boys, even 1930s baseball teams used to frequent the stadium grounds. Music, food, fun and games (focused on the family crowd) will be the main ingredients of Bradner Bash. A local band, Barry Brothers will perform 5:30–7:30 p.m., with Porcelain Bus Drivers
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from 8–11 p.m. The Porcelain Busdrivers have been playing a mix of classic to modern rock, disco, hip hop, and 80s and 90s throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and have served as a backup band to nationally acclaimed groups in the past. Food and retail vendors will be located throughout the venue. The users of the stadium (such as the Olean Oilers, Southern Tier Diesel, Jamestown Community College, Rally in the Valley) will be asked to participate with a “booth” at the event such as host a carnival booth game. Sanzo Beverage has signed on as beverage supplier. There will be an admission fee of $5 with children under 21 FREE, and youngsters when accompanied by an adult. Bradner Bash will also conduct a raffle awarding $3,500 in cash
initiatives, such as the Smart Development for Quality Communities Guidebook Series and the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. The new plan should also tie in to regional efforts by Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board and the WNY Regional Economic Development Council. For more information on the Open House, or if you have any questions on the county’s Comprehensive Plan, please feel free to contact James H. Isaacson, senior planner, at (716) 938-2320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
prizes. The raffle costs $20 and will admit two people into the bash with the ticket. A vendor application is available for prices ranging from $20– $60. The Bash is working with the restaurants located around the stadium for vending purposes for the event. Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is assisting with the event in terms of promotion and coordination. Bradner Stadium was once a source of pride for Olean residents. Let’s get it back … get back that pride! For general information, please call Olean DPW at (716) 376-5650, and for retail vendor information, GOACC at (716) 372-4433.
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IN THE TOWN AND VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE Please notice that I am in the process of updating my records to include all dogs harbored in Ellicottville. I recently sent out notices to residents who have registered dogs in the past but have not continued to do so. I apologize that some of the notices are very old and your dogs may no longer be with you, however, I would appreciate it if you would get back to me and let me know the status of the dog. In these cases, a simple phone call will be sufficient.
Seneca Allegany Casinos’ Summer Lineup John Legend, June 13, 7 p.m. Jeff Dunham, June 27, 7 p.m. KC and the Sunshine Band, July 12, 7 p.m.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and the Surrounding Communities
Ellicottville Memorial Library Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm • Tues. /Wed. until 8 pm Closed Sunday www.evml.org •
May 17 - 18 Routes to Art Enjoy a weekend visiting the studios of over 40 local artists! www.routestoart.com May 20 ECS Science and Technology Exposition 6 p.m. in High School Cafeteria. May 22 - 25 Night Lights at Nannen Arboretum Gates Open at 7:30pm www.nightlightshq.com May 23 Holliday Valley Mountain Coaster Spring Opening Fri - Sun 11:00am -6:00pm www.hollidayvalley.com May 23 - 26 Little Valley Riders Memorial Day Trail Ride Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts. Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday. May 25 2014 Late Model Special at Little Valley Speedway Gates open at 3:30pm; Race at 6:30pm; Hotlaps at 5:30pm
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May 26 Gowanda Harley’s Ride To Remember John Reid’s Annual Ride to Remember. Memorial Day. www.gowandaharley.com May 29 - 31 Night Lights at Nannen Arboretum Gates Open at 7:30pm www.nightlightshq.com May 30 - June 1st 16th Annual Hollywood Happenings The Largest Motorcycle Rally in WNY. 3 days of bikes, hot Music and cold beer www.gowandahollywoodhappening.com
May 30 - June 1 2nd Annual Open House at Granny’s Boot Antiques Lots of entertainment inside and out! www.grannysbootsantiques.com
June 3 Southern Tier Symphony presents “Stravinsky Spring” Concert will be held at Olean High School, beginning at 7:30pm www.southerntiersymphony.org
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 (preferably Ellicottville) 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 1st.
June 6 - 7 Cycling Weekend A weekend of cycling fun for riders! www.holidayvalley.com June 6 - 8 Springville Dairy Fest Parade, animals, rides, craft vendors and more. www.wnydairyagfest.com June 9 - 11 Catt County 4-H Bonanza Show At Nash Hill Equestrian Center www.cattcounty4hhorse.com June 14 Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run Get ready for a fun day with running, mud, obstacles and lots of happy people at the 3rd Annual Mudslide Trail Run! 3.5 or 5.4 mile trails; there is something for everyone! www.holidayvalley.com July 4 - 6 Summer Music Festival A fun filled, family friendly weekend filled with great music! And don’t the Art and Craft show in the heart of the village, the Pet Parade and the ever popular Strawberry Festival! www.ellicottvilleny.com
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In addition, I am aware of many dogs in our community that have never been licensed. By law, all dogs within New York State, four months of age or older, unless otherwise exempted must be licensed. The licensing process is very simple and inexpensive. All that is needed is proof that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. Please bring proof that your dog has been spayed or neutered and the licensing fee is less. After the dog is licensed, you will receive an annual renewal notice by mail. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me at 699-2240. Robyn George, Town Clerk
May 9 - 10 Zoar Valley Fest 2014 At Gateway Park in Gowanda. Kayaking, rafting, hiking etc! www.zoarfest.com May 10 Battle of the Bands at Good Times of Olean Proceeds to benefit the 4th of July Fireworks at Bradner Stadium. Battle winners will perform July 4th! www.goodtimesolean.com May 10 Rock City Park Arts and Crafts Show Will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their work www.rockcitypark.com May 15 - 17 Night Lights at Nannen Arboretum Gates Open at 7:30pm www.nightlightshq.com May 17 - 18 Allegany State Park Geobash, 2014 Come on our to the park for a fun weekend of geocaching! www.aspgeobash.com
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Trash & Treasure Sale St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Rt. 219, Ellicottville, NY 14741. Trash & Treasure Sale, 10 am to 3 pm, Thurs., Fri., Sat. May 22 - 24. Donations welcome 10 am to noon Mon.–Wed. May 19 – 21, NO Computers.
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Religious Services Holy Name Of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 4pm & 5:30pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Worship Sat 5pm, Sun 10:30am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 9am United Church, Ellicottville Elizabeth and Elk Sts. 699-4003 Sun Sch, begins in Sept Worship, 11am First Baptist Church, Great Valley 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Mansfield 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 257-9138 Sat 7pm, Sun 10am Grace Bible Baptist, Mansfield 7968 Reed Hill Rd 257-3645 Sun Sch 10am, Sun Worship 11:0am & 6pm Wed Bible study/prayer srv 7pm
Book Club – meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The May 14th book is “A Fierce Radiance” by Lauren Belfer. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group! Rare Book Sale – Looking for a special book for the reader in your family? Come check out our rare book sale. Books are
Local Community Meetings All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ashford (2nd Tuesday) May 13
Cattaraugus Village (2nd Monday) May 12
East Otto (2nd Tuesday) May 13
Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) May 21 6pm
Ellicottville Village (2nd Mon) May 12, 6pm
Great Valley (2nd Monday) May 12
Humphrey (2nd Monday) May 12
Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) May 12
Little Valley Village (2nd Tuesday) May 13
Mansfield (3rd Monday) May 19
Otto (3rd Tuesday) May 20
Salamanca City (2nd Wednesday) May 14
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Superior Service and Customer Satisfaction Earn Emerling Ford of Springville National Award by Ford Motor Company for the 17th Consecutive Year
Springville, N.Y. March 28th 2014 - Emerling Ford is among an elite group 2001 of Ford and Lincoln dealerships to be recognized with the 2013 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company. The prestigious award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2013, by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction. “Earning this award is a reﬂection of our entire staff’s commitment to delivering the best customer experience possible” says Emerling Ford President Carl Emerling. “I couldn’t be more proud to receive this recognition especially since it comes from the people we value most - our customers. They’re the reason we were able to achieve this award.” Emerling Ford has been awarded the President’s award from Ford Motor Company a record setting 17th consecutive year. “In order to achieve the President’s Award, dealers must exceed customer expectations every day in every department. The pursuit of excellence is not for the faint of heart - it requires passion, tenacity and, of course, hard work. This prestigious award salutes those top performing Ford and Lincoln dealerships that embrace these philosophies, achieving 1997 among the highest levels of customer satisfaction in both sales and service in automotive retailing.” said Pittsburgh Regional Sales Manager Liz Dywer
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5+ ACRES & BARN! Country views surround this custom built 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath ranch. Double sided fireplace between living and dining rooms. Full basement & att garage.
9 Plum Ridge, Ellicottville $309,900 SKI IN/OUT! Hit the slopes from this furnished 4 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath co-op. Open concept living w/ fireplace. Two decks. Just a short walk to town as well.
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