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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Muddy Trails and Swampy Obstacles Highlight HVʼs Mudslide June 16 BY EVA POTTER

This Saturday, June 16, Holiday Valley will be filled with athletes and fun runners dressed in “disposable” clothing and running shoes, looking for a good time even if it means getting really muddy. The first annual Mudslide Obstacle Run event will challenge and entertain runners of all ability levels. “I am so excited ... canʼt wait. Iʼve been having nightmares I will finish so far behind everyone else that they wonʼt realize there is still a slow poke out there on the course!” said Brooke Potter, who is participating with two friends from Allegany and two friends from the Buffalo area. “We are going together and dressing in similar costumes.” Participants are encouraged to wear a creative costume to win merchandise prizes at the after-event party. According to Jane Eshbaugh, marketing director at Holiday Valley, the original goal of the event was 400 participants with competitors coming from Canada, Southern Pennsylvania, Cleveland and many other locales. Eshbaugh she expects to welcome close to 600, many of whom are coming as families for a weekend of fun. Where the Dirty Duathlon and Mountain Bike Series are See Mudslide Page 9

Town Board Sells Highway Garage - Rejects Bids for New Construction By Jennie Acklin

A special meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board was held on Wed., June 13 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting was primarily for the purpose of reviewing and awarding bids for the building of a new highway barn structure.

Town board members present were John Burrell, Ken Hinman, Steve Crowley and Greg Fitzpatrick. Councilman John Northrup was not present. Also in attendance were Mark Alianello and Dave Golley. Mike Briskey was present to advise the

Kaitlyn Riethmiller, ECS Valedictorian By Erin Bohn, ECS Student Correspondent

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board on the funding legislation being written, as detailed in resolution 4, (see below). Supervisor Burrell offered the following resolutions: Approval of the purchase of property from the NYSDOT. Parcel No. See Highway Garage Page 7

ECS Salutes Valedictorian Riethmiller and Salutatorian Golley Ellicottville Central School are two very promising young ladies with bright futures ahead of them. Knowing both of them very well for our whole school career, I can say these are two of the hardest working students I have ever had the pleasure to know. Valedictorian Kaitlyn Riethmiller and salutatorian Ashley Golley have had their hard work pay off and now they’re both moving ahead into what will most likely be exciting futures. Kaitlyn Riethmiller has been very involved

E’ville Area a Golfer’s Paradise:

10th Tee at Elkdale Country Club. by Jeff Cole

From spending some quality time with dad to raising money for a worthy cause to just playing a round with friends for fun, the reasons for going golfing are plentiful. June 17 Play Golf America Day Noon to 3 p.m. Father’s Day

Ashley Golley, ECS Salutatorian in the school, sports and her community; this is what she was taught by her parents Daniel See Riethmiller, Golley Page 7

And so are the opportunities to participate in golf events that will take place in and around the Ellicottville area this summer. From noon to 3 p.m. Father’s Day, Holiday Valley will host Play Golf America Day/Demo Day at its practice facility and driving range located behind the Ellicottville Depot Restaurant. The

event, which is completely free, will include demos of Callaway and Nike equipment and lessons for all ages and abilities on everything from instruction on woods and irons to chipping, pitching and putting. The demo and lessons will occur from noon to 2 p.m., while a new addition to the event, the Big Break skills challenge, will take place throughout the duration of the event. The challenge, which has been featured on The Golf Channel, will include Over the Wall, in which participants attempt to chip golf balls over a wall, and Break the Glass, where players try to shatter a pane of glass

with their golf shots. On hand for the event will be several instructors including: Steve Carney, a PGA master professional from the Holiday Valley Resort; Cindy Miller, an LPGA teaching instructor from Wehrle Golf Dome; Kyle Benish, a PGA Class “A” member from Holiday Valley Resort; Jim Barillo, a PGA senior professional and 50-year Cattaraugus County golf pro; and James Arbogast, an instructor at Phil RitsonMel Sole Golf School. Anyone interested in signing up for the event can do so by visiting www., then by looking for “Improve Your Game” at the bottom of the page and clicking on “register.” All registered participants will be eligible for door prizes and will receive offers for followup lessons and discounts at the Holiday Valley Gift Shop. The purpose of the event, according to Jane Eshbaugh, marketing director for Holiday Valley, is to try to promote the sport of golf and to provide an activity for the entire family. See Golfer’s Paradise page 9

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The Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Race Series at Holiday Valley is rolling along once again. The series kick started this past Wednesday night with 54 cyclists partaking in the event and will be held every Wednesday night through July 25. Registration, which costs $12 for cyclists in the beginner and sport categories and $15 for those in the expert category per race, takes place from 5-6:15 p.m. at Holiday Valley’s Mountain Sports Center before each race. The races are held at 6:30 p.m. on the resort’s Race Loop. Cyclists can race the entire series or in individual races only and cash prizes are awarded each night to the top three riders in the open/expert category. Michael Nenno, event coordinator for the series, said the races are always fun and that the only reason the series continues is because people continue to ride in it. “That’s the only reason why. If the numbers started dwindling down, we’d say, ‘Let’s quit doing it,’” he said. Nenno said that between 50 and 100 cyclists from places such as Buffalo, Rochester and Pennsylvania usually participate in the series every week. Cyclists ride within one of the 15 classes divided amongst beginner, sport and expert categories. “The experts are the best riders – they do three laps. The beginner and sport do two laps. Basically, they decide whether they want

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Top: Cyclists begin the first race of this year's Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Race Series at Holiday Valley. Above: Fifty-four cyclists await the start of the first race. to ride with a little bit better of a rider or not. And then we do a kids’ 12-and-under group. Those kids only do one lap just to try to get them starting,” said Nenno. According to Nenno, the series has been held for more than 15 years and that about 10 years ago, an average of 150 cyclists would ride each Wednesday night. A couple of factors, he said, have contributed to a smaller turnout. “Back then it was the only race and now there are other races going on and plus the price of gas,” he said. Cyclists on Wednesday evening enjoyed clear, sunny skies while riding their bikes along the roughly four-mile-long trail, which is a mix of access roads, including an initial incline and singletrack roads at the trail’s top and decline.

The top finishers in each participating class were: 12 and under: Seth Doctor, 41:37.4 13-18: Tyler Doctor, 42:44.1 19-34: 52:40.1



35-44: Michael Prohasker, 55:46.4 45 and over: Craig Boehler, 59:15.5 Expert: Amy 57:32.4


Open: Christopher Michaels, 1:3:53.3 Master: 1:18:41.2



Three cyclists did not finish the race. After each race, a cyclist is awarded points based

on how he or she finishes in his or her class and the best four results out of the six races are counted, according to Nenno. “At the last race, we have awards for first, second and third for every class. We give out trophies, too, and we have a party,” he said. Scott Cimato, 32, from East Concord, said he raced in the series twice last year and that this year he is looking to see how he “stacks up” against the competition. “I’m looking to come out the overall sport winner,” he said. Joe Catalano, 60, from Allegany, said this year marks the seventh time he has raced in the series. “It’s just sort of that animal attraction or whatever. It’s a reflex. I can’t stay away,” he said.

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Amish Community Invites Visitors to Experience an Entirely Different Way of Life by Eva Potter

Longing to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Then take a relaxing drive into another era on the Amish Trail in the Conewango Valley. Visit a community of 1,500 Old Order Amish that inhabits a 25mile stretch between Randolph and Gowanda. These “plain” people have always shunned modern conveniences like electricity, phones, cars and other modern gadgets, preferring to stick to their tradition of living simple, conservative lives based on family, community, faith and hard work. You won’t find any power lines to these houses! On your scenic driving adventure, you’ll discover Amish farmsteads dotting the

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countryside, horse-drawn Amish buggies ferrying passengers to church, freshly hung laundry billowing on the line and horses tilling fertile fields. The Amish have a well-known reputation as exceptional artisans. Look for signs in front of farms indicating they are open and their specialty products. There are over 100 to visit! Shop for handmade quilts and rugs, solid-wood furniture, fresh-baked pies, baskets, toys, jams, cheeses and more. Note that shops are closed on Sundays, some Wednesdays, certain

holidays, and for barn raisings, weddings and funerals. The Amish are happy to do business with the “English,” as they call us, but don’t expect to pay with a check, credit or debit card – they only accept cash. On your relaxing tour of the countryside, be sure to drive with extra caution and watch for the signature black buggies. These humble people ask not to be photographed as it goes against their beliefs, so please respect their privacy as well as their personal property. As you explore the countryside, keep your

eyes out for colorful Amish “barn quilts,” the newest addition to the Amish Trail. Of course, they’re not real fabric quilts but are block quilt patterns painted on large boards that you will see hung from houses, barns and businesses. Their locations and a brief history of each are noted on the free Amish Trail map (see information below). Want a tour with “inside” information? Then book a customized tour through the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation at (716) 3589701, ext. 208, or make

a reservation with the Leon Historical Society Museum. Contact Pat Bromley, town historian at (716) 296-5709 for more information. As you feel your pulse slow and your worries melt away, don’t hurry back to mainstream life. Stay for the weekend at the Amish Cottage Bed & Breakfast, originally a cottage that once housed Amish couples and their babies. Enjoy a luxurious overnight stay at Cherry Creek Inn complete with tasty sweets made by Amish bakers. Or head back to Ellicottville to relax in one of many cozy, welcoming bed & breakfast establishments like the Ilex Inn.

Make an adventure out of finding the products you’d like to see and purchase. Get an online map at, download GPS Points of Interest from www. enchantedmountains. com for addresses of Amish shops and other sights around the county or call 1-800-331-0543 for a FREE Amish Trail map. Brochures and maps are also available at Amish shops, New York’s Amish Trail partners, tour companies, the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amish Trail Welcome Center in Randolph.

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Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff in Ellicottville As we approach the official beginning of summer, the weather and good time happenings here are also on the rise. Besides the music and other events, golf continues high on the list of out-door FUN STUFF. Just give a call to either Elkdale Country Club or Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond Course. Make a Tee Time, then get out and enjoy the good times that both offer. Our music and the good times associated with or music happenings are also on the rise. Starting today Friday June 15, 2012 through Thursday June 21, 2012 we will have eleven Bands, two DJ’s, a Skier’s Golf Ball, a couple of Sound System Music Events plus all the food and beverage Specials offered by our wonderful clubs and restaurants, making Ellicottville the place for your summer FUN Time. Just a quick note, The PUB in Great Valley will again, this week, be LIVE music free. However, any and all visitors will still be able to enjoy their wonderful, reasonably priced food and beverages plus the local friendly GOOD PUB TIMES. As always this time of year, Madigans Upstairs Party and Patio Bar’s, Sound System will be playing Madigans Party Favorites till 10:00 PM when Club Madigans takes over further enhancing Madigans FUN times till close. Like most weeks, our Band Parade begins Friday at 7:00 PM in Balloons with “The Brother 2 Brother Band” on stage. From their website, “Brother 2 Brother is a group of five talented musicians with a passion for the groove. They present a selection of great songs spanning generations and musical styles”. Their song list includes everything from “Billy Joel” to “Sting” and “The Doobie Brothers”. This will be another FUN Balloons Music Evening. Following “Brother 2 Brother”, “Personable DJ John Barry” will be in Balloons Sound & Light Booth doing his LIVE “Personality Show Off Show” which includes neat danceable tunes and totally FUN Chitter/ Chatter till close. Next at 8:00 PM Friday, The Depot, will host the final function of their “Skier’s Golf Ball”, with Mark, Joe and Dave, “The Party Squad”, doing their super Classic Rock Show. This gig is open to the public and will be another of The Depot’s FUN times. Moving to 9:00 PM Friday when “Jay McDonnell” will be doing his solo acoustic gig in The Gin Mill. Jay puts on a neat show that is made up of mainly cover tunes by several singers and songwriters. He has his own style that is quite entertaining and FUN. You may also wish to arrive a bit early to enjoy The Gin Mill’s excellent fish fry that is offered at a very reasonable price and severed The Gin Mill’s

C.U. ‘Round The Music Scene wonderful staff. Saturday will be another three band day for us to enjoy here in Ellicottville. We begin at 6:00 PM Saturday in Balloons with “The Strangers”, ROCKIN The House. Mitch, Joel, Jerry and Peter G, who are “The Strangers”, do one of the best Classic Rock Shows we get to see here in Ellicottville. This excellent cover band does tunes from the forties to today, in the style and sound of the original artist. This will be another really FUN Saturday evening of music in Balloons. Following “The Strangers”, “DJ Chatty, Friendly & Flakey Frank Watson”, who is “The Original Party Monster”, has assured Balloons and the rest of the world that his pass from The Disoriented DJ Home will still be valid. This will allow him to do his All Ages Friendly Party Continuation Show, complete with FUN danceable tunes, till close. Returning to 7:00 PM Saturday “Acoustic Kuk” will be WOWING The Patrons of The Silver Fox. Kuk, of the local duo, “Kuk and Freddie” will be a solo act for this gig. His music is always up lifting and done in his unique style that is very entertaining. This will be a really FUN Silver Fox Show. The Gin Mill rounds out Saturday’s music with “Ray D O’Flyer” on their music stage. “Ray D O’Flyer”, or “Radio Flyer”, as they are known, is a neat Honky Tonk Oldies to Retro Rock N Roll Band playing tunes from the fifties and sixties in a way that always returns us to Rock N Oldies days. This FUN Gin Mill Band will bring out the bobby socks, poodle skirts and slicked back hair for all the good time “Rock N Roll” party people here in Ellicottville. Another excellent Gin Mill Music Night will happen this Saturday. Also remember, The Gin Mill serves their excellent, yet reasonably priced, menu till midnight on weekends. After another quiet unwind Sunday, we move on to our regular weekly lineup. As usual we begin on Monday in The Gin Mill with their “All U Can Eat Spaghetti and Garlic Toast Dinner” for only $6.99. This wonderful Gin Mill Meal is a true value, that many Ellicottvilleites, including Big Ray, enjoy every week. This week, however, at 7:00 PM, “Home Made Jam” will be back in The Gin Mill doing their really neat “Country Oldies Pure & Simple Music Show”. As we all know, this fourpiece group featuring our own Liz Boberg on vocals, will be doing some really neat country tunes. The Gin Mill is the place to be this Monday for excellent music and really good eats. Around the same time, Balloons will have their Sound & Light System playing neat tunes of their choice. Mike Brady, the

host of this Monday Night Balloons Event, enjoys people stopping in, saying “Hi Mike”, then being part of the good times. Just down the block, at 6:30 PM Monday The Ellicottville Brewing Company will have “The Blue Mule Band” continuing their summer patio series. Like last week, Bluegrass with Heart done in true Blue Mule Country Style will create another neat music evening in The Ellicottville Brewing Company. Then at 10:00 PM sharp on Monday, “Madigans Church on Monday”, Ellicottville’s only “All Original Music Experience” will begin. This experience is created and hosted by “The Reverend Jack DarVaSetski” who doubles as “Da Poleski Director of Silliness, Foolishness & General FUN Music Times”. Occasionally one more local music characters join in thereby creating even more FUN times in Madigans till close. Tuesday, beginning around 5:00 PM, The Gin Mill, The Barn and The John Harvard Pub will be offering more “After Golf Drink & Dinner Specials”. Therefore, play some golf then enjoy the really excellent specials all three locations have to offer. The final two gigs of the week will take place in The Gin Mill. First, Wednesday at 8:00 PM, Joe Wagner and John Winston will be doing their wonderful sixties through the eighties folk to southern rock acoustic music show. This is a Gin Mill Tradition of well over twenty years that is one of the best and most FUN music nights in Ellicottville. Also remember The Gin Mills excellent wings are on special every Wednesday. Finally Thursday at 8:00 PM “The Weekly Notice Band” will be Whoopin Up The Gin Mill. This week’s version will again be “The FAR OUT Band”. Which is The Freddie And RT Outstanding Band. Therefore, as we always say, Brian or RT or maybe

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Six items were on the agenda for the Village Planning Board meeting held Tuesday evening, June 12, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. Board member Jack Kramer was not present and good wishes were given for a speedy recovery – Jack was in a bicycling accident over the weekend that resulted in several broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He hopes to return to Ellicottville by this weekend but anticipates a slow recovery. First on the agenda was a special use application submitted by Bill Soffel of ERA Real Estate requesting a change of use for the second floor of 12 Washington St. He intends to use the second floor as residential condo space with no change to the building’s exterior. A public hearing will be scheduled for July 10,

For Sale. This Column. Like New. Hardly Ever Read. Although I write the humour column in this publication, I sometimes envy the people in the classified ad department. Quite often, they’re the ones getting the big laughs and using fewer words to do it. I noticed some real ‘howlers’ while leafing through British newspapers on a recent visit to England. The Brits are a bit odd, ‘barmy’ as they’re fond of saying and their classified ads would bear that out. Of course, the section involving pets caught my eye first. “Free puppies. Half Cocker Spaniel. Half sneaky neighbour’s dog.” Maybe a German Shepherd checking security at that little dog door would prevent this from happening again. “Free Yorkshire Terrier. Eight years old. Hateful little bastard. Bites!” Oh come on Seth, overselling him a tad, don’t you think? They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity! That’s bad publicity. Plus the mother, the bitch, she can’t be real happy having her son referred to as a bastard. Lineage seems to be a recurring theme in British ads concerning pets. “Free Puppies. Mother is a Kennel Club Registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.” That, or love through the chain link fence. “Pony For Sale. £500. Looks like a small horse.” Yeah, great imagery there. They could have added “But doesn’t run as fast, work as hard or eat as much.” “Found! A dirty little white dog. Stinks. Been out a long time. Better be a reward!” Sounds like Britain’s VAT, the tip is already included. “Rottweiler For Sale. Eats anything. Fond of children.” Just in case that’s not a mistake, a muzzle might go well with Rotty. “Puppies For Sale. Part German Shepherd, part Alaskan hussy.” Typo?

Or just being a bit caddy. “For Sale: Cows and calvers?. Never bred. Also, one gay bull.” In this Free To A Good Home ad there are two photos; one of a cute, 6-month-old orange Tabby and a good-looking guy in a ball cap. Ad: “He says it’s him or the cat. Come see both and decide which one you like. Call Jennifer at …” Under the category of Ordinary Items, many came with strange circumstances attached. “For Sale: Washer and dryer. £100. Joining nudist colony.” Okay, but where are you going to put the money? “Wedding Dress For Sale. Like new. Worn just once by mistake.” Twice would have been a lot worse. “Soccer Ball For Sale. Signed by either Pele, the former Brazilian soccer star widely regarded by experts and fans alike to be the finest, most-talented footballer ever to play the game! Or by some guy named ‘Peter.’” If it’s “Saint Peter” it’s a lot more valuable than Pete’s! “Showbiz opportunity. Wanted – Human Cannonball – must be able to travel.” From Mines Magazine: “Wanted – Person to work on Nuclear Fissionable Isotope Molecular Reactive Counters and Three-Phase Cyclotronic Uranium Photo synthesizers. No experience necessary.” “Secretary/Girl Friday needs job. No bad habits. Willing to learn.” In the bring your own equipment category comes a strange one … “Looking for someone to do yard work. Must have hula-hoop.” (Ah, the old binoculars strapped to the forehead trick.) “For Sale: large crystal vase, by lady slightly cracked.” Bad grammatical positioning? Or did the husband mess with the ad? They might as well named this loan company “Sharky’s.” “Don’t borrow from your friends, borrow from us.

2012, at 5:30 p.m. as part of the approval process. Bill Paladino of Ellicott Development was next on the agenda with two items. First, moving the IDA building was requested. Minor exterior changes were discussed and included relandscaping the building site, moving their sign and moving the parking. A public hearing was also scheduled for July 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. A sketch drawing of the Kwik Fill canopy was presented and discussed (see inset photo). Approval was given after

the details of sizes and materials were listed. The fourth item presented were new architectural drawings for 75 Elizabeth St., primarily focusing on the front door change from a round shape to rectangular. The siding and stain were discussed, and must be compatible with the neighborhood. Lou Terragnoli from Tops Markets presented new architectural drawings for a facade renovation of Tops Market on East Washington Street. A revised sign drawing was also submitted.

Both applications were approved. Terragnoli also mentioned that additional renovation to the interior of the store was planned to be complete by this fall (see photos). The last item on the agenda was for 12 Greer Hill/Lot 15 for a Timberbuilt home. Sketch plans were presented without a complete materials list. Nancy Rogan asked for the “whole site plan” to be presented and reviewed during the next work session.

By William Thomas You’ll lose your friends but you’ll never lose us!” Nor the collection company they use. This one just needed a bit of rejigging … “Small boat for sale by widow with wide bottom.” No, no they had to make this one up … “Nordic Track Exerciser. Hardly used. Call Chubbie …” I spotted three very strange sale items in separate classified ads … “1983 Toyota Hunchback for only $2,000.” “Star Wars ‘Job Of The Hut’ for $15.” “And soft & genital bath tissues for 89¢ each. Limit two per customer.” Strange … “Surgeon wanted for new health care clinic opening soon. No experience necessary. Must have own tools.” Probably issued by the Ontario Health Minister but I can’t prove it. Downright weird … “Will the person who got hit in the head with a tomato in the 1950’s please contact me at 414-453 …” And downright weirder … “Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 322, Oakview, California 93022. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.” I’m not applying for this gig but if you do and you go, could you let me know how it went? And finally, what might be my all-time favourite. “For Sale: Used tombstone. Perfect for someone named Homer Hendel Bergen Heinzel. One only.” Apparently, Homer had decided to live forever and needs a little walking around money For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to

Dirty Duathlon Results, June 10 Overall Team: Maggie Croft/Trevor Wolf 1:22:32 Solo Male Craig Burbles 1:15:06 Solo Female: Paula Bittler 1:40:44 Dirty Bit Trail Run: Overall Male: Ty Critelity 30:15 Overall Female: Grace Trucilla 33:38 Masters Male: Jim Figler 30:36 Masters Female: Katie Tierney 36:16

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Lou Terragnoli from Tops Markets presented facade renovation drawings to the Village Planning Board Tuesday evening. (Ellicottville Times photo.)

Bill Paladino presented Kwik Fill canopy drawings to the Village Planning Board Tuesday evening. (Ellicottville Times photo.)

Village Board Discusses Trash Pickup, New Zoning Board Members Public Hearing on Sewage Rates Passes Unopposed By Jennie Acklin The Village of Ellicottville held its regular meeting on June 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. The first order of business was to open the public hearing “to amend the sewer rate minimum from 15,000 gallon down to 12,000 gallon minimum usage for village and town sewer.” No comments were received. Crystal Abers, director of economic development for Cattaraugus County, gave a presentation to the board. She reminded members that Cattaraugus County offers web classes to businesses and non-profit companies. The classes are three weeks long and are offered now through May 2012. The next class starts in August. Anyone interested can contact the county office at (716) 938-2261 or visit their website at www. development/services/ business_assist ance. Several other business and small government assistance programs were touched upon and board members were encouraged to

contact Abers for more information. The DPW Report included various blacktopping and milling projects around the village. Many residents are not following proper procedure when leaving brush piles for pickup, resulting in several additional pickups by the village crews. Mayor Charles Coolidge would like to remind everyone that brush pickup in only once per month – the first Monday of the month. Residents are also reminded that the village hydrants will be flushed on June 25. The Sewer Department Report contained several dig requests, weekly and monthly maintenance, and testing documentation, as well as a meeting with the Village Sewer Department, Bonnie Koschir of Holiday Valley, Duggan & Duggan Contracting, Tom Abriatis, Mark Alianello, and the architect for the Holiday Valley Main Chalet about the grease traps. Coolidge reminded board members that both he and the village

engineer must be present for all meetings concerning grease traps. A report from Sonic Solutions was the primary point of discussion by the Village Engineer Mark Alianello. A four-step process from this point forward was outlined regarding the Department of Environmental Conservation Consent Order remedy options. Step one involves submitting an application before the end of July deadline. Step two requires installation of a stream gauge by the end of September. Step three is to submit an engineer’s report from the data collected from the stream gauge, due Oct. 31, 2013. Step four is to put together specs, plans and a final engineering report due Oct. 31, 2014, with construction to be completed in 2015. The Constable’s Report was given by Howard Gifford and included 18 vehicle and traffic summonses issued, 19 See Village Board Page 8

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The Barn restaurant is another Ellicottville h i s t o r i c a l fixture. The Barn was constructed in 1895 by Brad Hughey as a livery stable for his hotel, which once stood on Washington Street. What once served as horse stalls, now are customer booths in the restaurant.  The roof and main beams are original and, as one can see, are in excellent condition.  The walls, which once echoed with the ringing of the blacksmith’s hammer now display creations made by Kim Moore Watt.  The Barn was renovated in 1963 and purchased by Les and Mary Fox in 1969.  Les and Mary remodeled it to enhance its unique, rustic and informal atmosphere, while providing for the comfort of their guests.  The Loft area overlooks the main dining room, bar and huge stone fireplace.  In the late ‘90s, Les and Mary retired and sold the restaurant to Cheryl and Hummer Kane.  Cheryl and Hummer added new ideas to The Barn’s incredible menu (their beef stroganoff was my favorite)  with items like Krazy Kane Lobster. In October 2010, the Kanes turned the keys over to Roger Spell and Kevin Watt and their wives, Mary and Kim (Kim did the interior

decorations as previously mentioned). Mary Spell is a member of the Laidlaw family, and she and Roger live in the iconic Laidlaw House on West Washington St.  Kevin and Kim live in Great  Valley.  Kim will become the Ellicottville school nurse taking over for the retiring Diane Golley.  Both families have young children and are very active in the Ellicottville-Great Valley communities. The Barn’s menu is filled with favorite appetizers like Hungarian stuffed peppers,  Chilean mussels, baked French onion soup, coconut shrimp, onion petals and more.  Entrees include  Certified Angus Beef steaks, blue cheese crusted pork medallions, homestyle meatloaf, chicken Marsala, smothered chicken and chicken Parmesan.  Pasta dishes include fettuccine and mussels, spaghetti with meatballs and ravioli.  If you prefer seafood, they offer lobster, salmon, scallops or broiled haddock.  Desserts include peanut butter pie, chocolate lava cake or a tall New Yorkstyle cheesecake.  The

children’s menu offers a choice of fries or applesauce with mac and cheese, chicken tenders, spaghetti and meatballs plus a few other kids’ favorites. The wine list has wines from Germany, Italy, California, Chile and Ellicottville’s own Winery of Ellicottville. The Barn also has a full-service bar with beers from everywhere and cocktails to please every palate.  Each table has a flip menu of the beers, various martinis, specialty drinks, dessert drinks plus coffee-based drinks. The new summer menu is in the works and should be ready soon. On August 15, The Barn will sponsor the 13th Annual Golf Tourney with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Ellicottville Sports Boosters.  If you are looking for an in-town location for a rehearsal dinner, large gathering or banquet, The Barn has the Loft area available to serve your needs.  For more information, look to their website w w w. t h e b a r n e vl . c o m . The Barn is open daily for dinners, and for lunch and dinners on Saturdays and Sundays.  Be sure and stop at this wonderful restaurant and say “hi” to Roger and Kevin! And, remember – Taste of Ellicottville is coming up Aug. 11 and 12.

Olean Point By Mary Fox

piles; and a great deal of horses, wagons sleighs etc. These people were emigrants … 1,200 of all ages and sexes … from the eastern states. They had a large number of flat bottom boats built for their conveyance; these were boarded up at the sides and roofs over them, chimneys suitable for cooking, and were secure from the weather (known as arks). There were also many rafts of boards and shingles, timber and saw logs, which would find a ready market at different places on the Ohio River. There are many sawmills on the steams about this place where these articles are manufactured from the fine timber that grows in vast quantities in this vicinity. The river at this time had raised full bank and was frozen over by 10 or 12 inches. Many had been here two months waiting an opportunity to descend the river. On Saturday night, nearly the close of March, I heard some cracking of the ice. By 8:00, the next morning the river was completely cleared. The place now presented a curious sight, the men

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In 1804, Major Adam Hoops, believing that a great city could be created at the confluence of the Allegany River and Olean Creek, purchased 20,000 acres from the Holland Land Company. Olean Point became the place of embarkation for thousands of settlers seeking a water route to the Ohio Territory and beyond. Moving west from New England, these pioneers followed the rutty trails from Albany to Geneseo, taking weeks by foot, horseback or crude ox-drawn wagon or sledge, then down the Olean Road to Olean Point. Here they gathered through the winter to wait for the spring thaw to open the river for travel down the Allegheny River to the Ohio River and points west. The first raft left in 1807. In the spring of 1818, more than 3,000 people embarked from Olean Point. From the diary of Tally Buttrick, Jr., “Voyages, Travels and Discoveries”: At Olean Point in 1815, “There were 40 or 50 shanties, or temporary log houses, built up and completely filled up with men, women, and children, household furniture thrown up in


conveying their goods on board the boats and rafts, the women scolding and children crying, some clothed and some half clothed all in haste, filled with anxiety as if a few minutes were lost their passage would be lost also. By 10 o’clock, the whole river for one mile appeared to be one solid body of boats and rafts. What but just before appeared a considerable village now remained but a few solitary huts with their occupants. Myself with the adventurers now drifted on rapidly with the current and in six days we were in the Ohio River, and should have been much sooner had it been safe to have run in the night.” There were many, however, who made it to Olean Point but chose to head into the wilderness of Cattaraugus County. One pair of these adventurers, the brothers Chauncey and Pliny Fox, made their way to Ellicottville. The story of their journey west from Connecticut, their survival in the wilderness and their contribution to the history of Ellicottville was presented at the June 12 meeting of the Ellicottville Historical Society.

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Hundreds of bicyclists of all ages and ability levels will soon hit the Allegany State Park trails for this yearʼs Raccoon Rally event. The rally will be held from June 30 to July 1 at Allegany State Park in Salamanca and will include four different cycling events: the Road Race (9:30 a.m. June 30 at Camp Allegany), the Bike Trials (10 a.m. June 30 at Thunder Rocks), the Cross-Country Race

(10 a.m. July 1 at Camp Allegany) and the Kids Race (2 p.m. July 1 at the Camp Allegany infield). The cost to participate in the first three events is $30, while the Kids Race is free. Mark Lawrence, who runs www.heartrateup. com, which hosts Raccoon Rally, among numerous other outdoor athletic events throughout the year in Western New York, said the rally typically draws

between 500 and 600 participants a year from all over, including Canada, Ohio, Vermont and Pennsylvania, depending on the weather conditions. Heʼs keeping his fingers crossed for a favorable forecast for this yearʼs rally. “We hope for terrifically comfortable weather, rain-free conditions and we always look forward to entertaining cyclists from throughout the country because itʼs a beautiful destination,” he said. The Road Race, according to Lawrence, takes place along a scenic 25-mile triangular path, while the Cross-Country Race occurs along wide rolling trails of varying length depending on the registered level of the rider. Levels include beginner, sport, expert and pro, among others. Courses and distances for the Kids Race depend on the weather conditions. Each adult race will also feature prizes for the winners. Cash will be awarded to the top three finishers in the category 1-3 male and female categories in the Road Race, while medals will be presented “five deep” to the top finishers of the other categories. Cash will also be presented to the top three pro-level bicyclists

in the Bike Trials, while medals will be awarded in the other categories. Awards “three deep” will be presented to those in 10-year age groups in the Cross-Country Race, while cash will awarded to the top five overall expert riders. Medals will be also awarded to the older riders in the kids races. While the races focus primarily on speed and distance, the Bike Trials, an NATS series event, emphasize balance and control, as participating bikers will hop or balance on stationery objects such as rocks. “Itʼs really unique to watch. People love it. It has sort of a cult following and it draws people from all along the East Coast,” said Lawrence.

Another interesting component of the rally is the bike toss, which will take place at 1 p.m. July 1. The male and female who toss a bicycle the farthest will each receive a $100 pair of bike tires. Besides the events and bike toss, other aspects of the rally will include raffles, food sales, bicycle demos and vendors. According to, one lucky ticket holder will even win a Trek Cruiser. Though pre-registration for the rally is not required, it does result in a free T-shirt for the rider. Preregistration can be done by downloading and filling out a flier and mailing it to the address listed or by registering online by following the links on




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Race Loop. Race dates are June 22, 29 and July 13, 20 and 27. Registration at the Mountain Sports Center from 5 - 6:15 pm each night. Race starts at 6:30. June 22 ECS Baccalaureate Breakfast June 22, 8:30 am St. Paul’s Church ECS Graduation 7pm June 26 Tuesday 9am Alley Katz meet every Tuesday at 9am in front of the M&T Bank to deadhead, weed and take care of the flowers. Contact Pat Haynes at 699-6056. Call for Entries due June 29 for Art in the Park, Olean NY All artists interested in participating, July 29, call Catt Co Arts Council at 7126-372-7455 June 29 - July1 Summer Music Fest Ellicottville Friday, June 29: Sister Hazel 9pm Saturday June 30: •Art & Craft Show, Jefferson St. 10am-5pm •Annual Pet Parade on Washington St. 11am •Made in the Shade Band, Gazebo 2-5pm •The BPO & Fireworks, 8pm Sunday, July 1 •Art & Craft Show, Jefferson St. 10am-5pm •Strawberry Festival, Gazebo 12-3pm •The Guess Who 9pm Saturday June 30 Free Gazebo Concert series sponsored by Five Star Bank 2-5pm at the Village Gazebo. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic and enjoy.

June 30 - July1 Raccoon Rally Camp Allegany - Allegany State Park, Salamanca Road race, Bike trails, Cross country race, Kids races. www.heartrateup. com July 2 Little Valley Trail Riders Extreme Cowboy Events, Little Valley NY, l i t t l e va l l ey r i d e r s c l u b @ Thursday July 5 Free Gazebo Concert series sponsored by Five Star Bank July 5th through Aug. 9th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Village Gazebo. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic and enjoy. July 5, 6, 7 Ellicottville Rodeo, Sommerville Valley Rd Fireworks, Rodeo, Chicken BBQ, Western Exhibitor Trade Show. Call 716-699-4839, www. July 11 Great Valley Seniors Includes the towns of Great Valley, Humphrey, Salamanca, Ellicottville and Mansfield will meet on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Great Valley Fire Hall. Potluck luncheon at 1:00 p.m. Please call Yvonne Darts at 945-4586. Thursday July 12 Free Gazebo Concert series sponsored by Five Star Bank July 5th through Aug. 9th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Village Gazebo. Bring a chair, blanket and picnic and enjoy.

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July 15 6 Hours Of Power Mountain Bike Race Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center, Ellicottville July 27-29 Jazz & Blues Festival Ellicottville July 29 Art in the Park, Sunday, July 29th from 11am-5pm on the Olean campus of Jamestown Community College. Olean NY Call CCAC 372-7455 July 30 - August 5 Cattaraugus County Fair Little Valley NY 716-938-9146 August 5 Ultra Trail Run, 4 mile and 12 mile Trail Run, Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center, Ellicottville www. August 11-12 Taste of Ellicottville Aug 11th and 12th, in Ellicottville, sample the best that our 22 fine restaurants have to offer Tickets are $1 each 12:00pm – 4:00pm August 17-19 Centurion Cycling Event

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Honors and is involved in many sports, clubs and volunteer work. As a captain for the basketball and softball teams, and an important part of the soccer team, Ashley proved herself as a very good team player and leader. She participates in the National Honors Society, Varsity Club, and Jazz Choir, all of which she thoroughly enjoys. Volunteering is also an important part of what she does. Ashley helps at the Winter Carnival, cleaning up our town, the Fireman’s Easter Egg Hunt and aiding children with their schoolwork. She really is a great help to the school and community. Next year, Ashley plans to attend SUNY Brockport and is in their honor’s program. She is looking forward to the college experience and the freedoms that come with it. Although she is excited for this new chapter in her life, she will miss the close bonds that a small school like Ellicottville enjoys. Ashley advises anyone who would like to succeed the way she has that “when you work hard and keep your goals in mind, you will succeed.” Both Kaitlyn and Ashley are true role models and should be examples of hard work paying off. They will both be speaking at Ellicottville’s graduation ceremony, which is Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. and there will be live streaming on the school’s website. Congratulations are due to both of them! Their determination and dedication has gone unmatched and both are wished the best of luck in their future endeavors.

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131 on map No. 86-C. Approval of the sale of the Town Highway Garage to Route 219 Development, LLC. Approval of construction of the new Highway Garage. Authorization the Board to request that the NYS Legislature enact assembly bill A-10637 (Giglio), also known as Senate Bill S-7647 (Young), to permit the town to transfer surplus funds from the Town Outside Village Highway Fund to the Town-wide General Fund for the purpose of constructing the new highway garage. Resolution 4 will require revisions, which will be made immediately. An emergency town board meeting will be held on Mon., June 18, 2012, to adopt the revisions. Further discussion on resolution 3 involved a resolution to approve renting temporary facilities from JD Northrup Construction for highway and police use until the new

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Ashford (4th Tuesday) June 26 7:30pm Cattaraugus County Legislature (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) June 27, July 11 3pm Cattaraugus Village (2nd Monday) July 9 East Otto (2nd Tuesday) July 10 Ellicottville Town (3rd Wednesday) June 20, 6pm Ellicottville Village (2nd Monday) July 10, 6pm Great Valley (2nd Monday) July 10 Humphrey (2nd Monday) July 10 Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) July 10 Little Valley Village (4th Tuesday) June 26 Mansfield (3rd Monday) June 18 Otto (3rd Tuesday) June 19 Salamanca City (2nd & 4th Tuesday) June 26 July 10 Salamanca Town (2nd Tuesday) July 10


Area Schools Graduate 10 Students from Big Picture Program About 60 Staff, students, parents and district administrators attended the third CA BOCES Big Picture Graduation (Ellicottville Site) at Elkdale Country Club. This year’s class of 2012 included the following 10 students from three different school districts with post secondary plans that include attending the following colleges: Cazenovia, JCC, ECC, GCC and Ohio Diesel Tech.

highway garage building is complete. Although John Northrup is a town councilman (and was not present at this meeting), full disclosure has been made with regard to the leasing of his building to the Ellicottville Town Highway Department. The current rent for the Northrup facility is $4,500 per month and the board estimated needing the facility for approximately five months. No other space is available for lease that would serve the needs of the highway department. The board rejected the bids received for construction of the new highway garage. Six bids were requested but only one bid was received and it was approximately $200,000 more than the original estimate for construction. The board approved re-advertising for bids and will open those new bids on July 13, with anticipation of awarding the project during its regular meeting on July 18 at 6 p.m.

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and Denise Riethmiller. With maintaining a grade point average of 108.4 and anticipating receiving her Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors, Kaitlyn has been very busy, but she stills makes time for extracurricular activities. These include National Honor Society, Jazz Band, soccer, basketball, softball and more. Kaitlyn volunteers as well. She is a lector at her church and often works their events. She works at senior citizen dinners, serves at the Salamanca soup kitchen and does the much-needed town cleanup after Fall Fest. Kaitlyn is a real asset to her community. She is now looking towards the future; her plans include attending the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to study pre-med. Kaitlyn will be on the women’s soccer team this fall and she is very excited about that. There are things about ECS that Kaitlyn will definitely miss though, which include her close friendships and her supportive coaches. Her advice for anyone who has the dream to become valedictorian would be to “work hard, sacrifice, suck up and also to always have a good work ethic.” Ashley Golley is also an outstanding member of the school and her community. With a grade point average of 108.1, she was not far from the top. John and Deb Golley are her parents and they definitely had a huge influence on the person she is today. Ashley is also going to receive an Advanced Regents Diploma with

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On June 24, 2011, Julie and Patrick Murphy opened the doors of their new business and have never looked back. Both have strong ties to the Village of Cattaraugus. They were both born and raised here and after they married, chose to do the same with their four children. Both of them are descendants of families that settled in Cattaraugus in the late 1800s to early 1900s. When they decided to open a business, it was a mutual decision to commit to establish it in their own hometown. Julie Murphy is a fifth generation Setter, whose grandfather and his sons established the Setterstix paper stick factory and in the 1900s. It was the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. Antone Setter’s sons, Joseph and Alonzo, were instrumental in engineering electricity from water, which, contributed to the first electric streetlights in the village, lit for the first time on Christmas Eve 1899. Patrick’s grandmother Bernice’s claim to fame is that she was the first woman postmistress in the country. The post office was in the building that the Murphys currently own and use to sell their products. “We chose to stay and build a business here because we have emotional ties here,” Julie stated. In 2005, Brick Village Gourmet was established by the Murphy brothers, Patrick and Tim. They created all-natural, super premium gourmet salad dressings, sauces, salsas, relishes, jams and seasonings. Seven

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years later, they continue to have a loyal customer base and have not felt a negative affect by the current economy. At Murphy’s Wine & Gourmet Food Shop, you will only find local New York State products, including a variety of artisan (hand-crafted) breads that include rosemary, focaccia, and olive, and individualsize frozen desserts such as Tuxedo Bombe, Tiramisu and Peanut Butter Explosion. Other food products offered besides the Brick Village Gourmet line of cheeses and sauces are frozen seafood and sushi, and

maple products from Ulingers of East Otto. Beverages include beer from Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company. Wines offered are from Johnson Estate and Willow Creek Winery. For an added variety, highend whiskey, vodkas and sweet liqueurs from Finger Lakes Distilling are available as well. Free wine tasting and food samples are offered daily during business hours Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. –2 p.m. Non-edible products for sale include wine glasses, corkscrews,

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barbeque blocks soaked in wine for grilling and custom gift baskets for birthdays, holidays or any other occasion. Customers can hand pick items they would like in the gift baskets or choose from a variety of readymade ones on display for purchase. If you have a loved one that you always have a hard time deciding what to get, check out these unique gift baskets filled with wines, cheeses and chocolate! Gift baskets can be shipped across country even if they contain alcohol. Julie is part of the Cattaraugus Historical Foundation and always has some kind of history display set up in the shop. “Years ago the local newspaper was printed in the basement of this building, so I put some of them on display,” she stated. Future plans for Murphy’s Wine & Gourmet Shop include expanding their product line to include other WNY items and creating corporate gift baskets. Julie said, “One idea is for realtors to give a gift basket to buyers upon house and condominium closings.” The shop will also host a special event near the end of summer. Paintings by Dawn Lombardi will be showcased on Aug. 4, 2012. Stop by and check out Lombardi’s beautiful artwork and enjoy sampling new gourmet foods and different wines. Next time you find yourself driving through Cattaraugus, check out this unique and charming shop at 18 Main St. You won’t be disappointed!

warnings issued, three open container arrests and one excessive noise arrest. Gifford issued several bicycle warnings and reminds everyone about the rules and regulations for bicyclists within the village. The purchase of four portable radios and one mobile radio was approved for a total cost of $6,919 and will be ordered immediately. Under Special Events, a meeting with Centurion was held on June 11 to discuss traffic flow during the bike race weekend. Applications for both the Centurion and Summer Fest were discussed and approved by the Special Events Committee. The next meeting will be on June 19 at 9 a.m. Proper use of village garbage bags was discussed. Too many residents and guests are not using the correct bags, resulting in a loss of collected funds necessary to offset the nearly $60,000 garbage bill from Modern Trash. Coolidge said, “We don’t want to fine anyone, but residents have to understand that it costs a lot of money to provide trash pickup and we are operating with a deficit. Currently, we collect approximately $11,000 in trash bag revenue, which still leaves us nearly

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$49,000 short towards the garbage collection invoice.” Residents are reminded that village garbage bags are available in two sizes at the Village/Town Clerk’s Office at 1 West Washington St. or at City Garage on Monroe Street. Bob Brogcinski inquired about the letter of property disrepair sent to the owners of the American Locker property, which was to be sent again after last month’s board meeting. It was noted that the property has been sold since then to an undisclosed buyer. Matt McAndrew submitted a letter of resignation from the ZBA Board Chairman position, which was accepted by the village board. Fred Musolff was appointed the new chairman position and Robby Wilkens was appointed as a new board member. Both were accepted and approved. New signage for the village park was discussed. The exact wording on the signs has still to be decided and, according to Patra Lowes, the village and town need to meet to clarify and acknowledge the land donated by William O. Nannen.

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Good Golf Rules to Know! By Tom Dirito Holiday Valley PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Whenever a ball must be dropped in accordance with the Rules of Golf, you must stand erect, hold the ball at shoulder height and at arm’s length and drop it. There is no restriction on the direction you face. If the dropped ball touches you or your equipment before or after it strikes a part of the course, you must re-drop it. If the ball rolls into a hazard; out of a hazard; onto a putting green; out of bounds; more than two club-lengths form where it first struck a part of the course; to a position where there is interference from the condition from which relief was taken; or nearer to the hole than the Rules permit, you must also re-drop it. There is no penalty for the ball’s striking you or your equipment.

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Run Cont. from Front Page

One of the Mudslide obstacles on Happy Wanderer trail. for hardcore athletes, the Mudslide Obstacle Run is all about fun for all ages. Gweniviere Bush was featured in a recent sneakpeek video preview of the Holiday Valley Mudslide obstacle course. If you watch her video (link on the Ellicottville Times Facebook page), you will see her enthusiastically sidestepping muddy tracks, crawling under an wheel-like obstacle through a murky puddle, smacking her way through foam baffles and attempting a slippery traverse across a wet log serving as a swamp bridge (she didnʼt quite make it). Bush assures viewers that this is only part of the course boobie trapped with eight obstacles along the ski trails including a log pile, “slalom” course, maze

and a grand finish down the giant mudslide to lower Yodeler. “There are many more surprises that the Holiday Valley crew has for your enjoyment, and I am going to tell you it is very, very fun,” she said with a big smile on her mudcaked face. Lisa DeChane, of Great Valley, started training for the event two weeks ago by jogging 2.5 miles every other day. “I have heard about mud runs before and always wanted to do one. I am a mother of three and donʼt get to do much for me,” said DeChane. “I love to get dirty and as an adult we rarely get a chance to play in the mud. I canʼt wait!” The 3.5-mile course winds along crosscountry trails and

includes a 600-foot downhill elevation drop with a finish at the Training Center. The 5.4mile course adds a loop and features a challenging uphill section where it joins back into the short course. Same-day registration is from 8 a.m.–10 a.m. and is $60 for the 3.5or 5.4-mile run, $15 for the kids run. Fee includes chairlift ride, a goody bag and a finisherʼs medal complete with bragging rights. Spectators can ride the Spruce Lake chairlift for $5 to watch the event at the top, which begins at 11 a.m. Stay for the post-race party on the Champagne Sundeck where prizes will be awarded to the overall three fastest males and females as well as the most creative costumes. Changing facilities will be available and the Yodeler snow guns will double as showers. After a day of getting good and muddy, head into the village for some shopping, food and entertainment. Wear your finisherʼs medal everywhere you go to take advantage of “Mudslide specials” at participating stores and restaurants.

Discounted Tickets, VIP Passes Now Available for Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival The party isn’t starting until the end of the month, but the deals on ticket prices for the Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2012 are in full swing. The event kicks off Friday evening with Sister Hazel and continues on Saturday with the BPO culminating in an extraordinary fireworks display that evening. Sunday features the

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headline act, The Guess Who, with local band Stinger as the opening act. Remember to bring your picnic baskets and lawn chairs. Rounding out the Summer Music Festival weekend are the Arts and Craft Show, annual Pet Parade and Strawberry Festival, as well as many other fun activities and live music performances throughout the village. For added convenience, a shuttle service will be operating between Holiday Valley and the

village from 6–11 p.m., Friday through Sunday. From now until June 22, you can purchase pre-sale tickets, VIP passes and see a full listing of events online at You can also buy tickets by calling the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce office at 1-800-3499099 or come into the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, the Inn at Holiday Valley or E’ville Spirits and buy them in person. Children 12 and under are free.

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“It’s going to appeal to beginners, but we’re also going to have some high-level pros there, too, so even accomplished golfers will be able to learn something and have some fun. There are some good challenges. It’s actually on Father’s Day, too, so it’s kind of a cool thing. At least the fathers will get to do something they really like to do,” she said with a laugh. Following the Father’s Day golf event, Holiday Valley will host 19 more golf events through Sept. 19, six of which are open to the public, including the Ellicottville Library ProAm at an 11 a.m. shotgun start on July 2 and the Ed Szpaicher Golf Classic at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotgun starts on July 18. The cost of the library Pro-Am event, which will team up a local golf pro with three amateurs per team, is $90 per Holiday Valley golf course member and $120 for non-members and will

benefit the Ellicottville Library. The Ed Szpaicher Golf Classic, which is held in memory of a well-known and much-loved citizen and bartender who died last year, will range in price from $25 for a pizza-partyonly option to $125 for a golf/ dinner/ party combo. Proceeds will generate funds for a scholarship through Ellicottville Central School. The 1 p.m. shotgun start is already full. Of course, Holiday Valley isn’t the only host for golf events taking place in or near Ellicottville this summer. The Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca will host 20 more golf tournaments through Sept. 30, at least seven of which are open to the public. These include the Dr. Green Lawn Custom Turf Scramble, which is slated for a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start on June 27, and the Bob Reynolds Memorial, which

is scheduled for a 9 a.m. shotgun start on July 16 and held in memory of a late longtime club member. The cost for the scramble is $60 per member and $85 per guest, while the memorial costs $40 per member and $62 per guest without a cart, and $55 per member and $80 per guest with a cart. Though at times golf can be very frustrating and on occasion even force players to fling their clubs or howl obscenities, the beauty of the sport, according to Marcus Stephens, pro shop employee at the Elkdale Country Club, lies within the challenge. “It’s one of those things where every time you do something right, even if it’s a little thing, it’s very, very satisfying,” he said. “You can hit the ball a hundred times and 99 of them could be awful, but it’s that one good shot that keeps people coming back.”

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Bob McCarthy will be having a Food Drive on June 20th, in honor of his 70th Birthday, at the Gin Mill. Food can be dropped off starting at 11am, until 8pm that evening. If you can’t make it that night, but still wish to contribute, call Greg and Kegs Capelli at 699-8758. Cattaraugus County Hosts Public Information Meeting Multi-Jurisdictional Photo by Jaimie Woodarek Hazard Mitigation Plan to be Discussed LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County will host a public information meeting on its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan to obtain public comments and to provide information on this comprehensive mitigation project. The meeting will be held on June 27, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Valley County Center. The county has received a grant to complete a mandatory five-year update of its existing Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify key actions to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and ice storms. “It creates a risk-based decision making process for reducing damages to lives, property and the local economy from future disasters,” said Crystal Gross, Cattaraugus County’s Mitigation Plan coordinator. Once completed, the plan will identify community policies, actions, and resources for long-term implementation to reduce risk and potential future losses. For further information and updates see the Cattaraugus County website at or contact Crystal Gross, Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, at (716) 938-2442 or by email at

Agriculture – Topic for Second Public Forum on County Comprehensive Plan The second public forum on the County’s Comprehensive Plan will be held on Thursday, June 21st at 6:00pm at the Mansfield Town Hall, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley. The topic of this forum will be Agriculture. Cattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry. There are currently six agricultural districts containing over 236,000 acres (about 30% of the County’s total land area excluding Allegany State Park). Farmers provide the stewardship that results in the beauty of the rural landscape and lifestyle that draws people to Cattaraugus County. The County is seeking the public’s input to the planning process that will develop a new comprehensive plan and vision of the future. The purpose of this plan is to provide a blueprint for the future growth and development of the County in the areas of land use, economic development, agriculture, the environment, transportation, infrastructure, and arts and culture. Through this process, the County seeks to establish clear goals and achievable objectives that will lead the County to become the best living environment for our citizens. The County encourages all citizens interested in preserving agriculture and the rural landscape of Cattaraugus County for the future, to please consider participating in this public forum on agriculture. For any questions on the County’s Comprehensive Planning process, please feel free to contact James H. Isaacson, Senior Planner at (716) 938-2320 or email:

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