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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

Cattaraugus County Fair Opens Monday by Jeff Cole

It’s back! “Western New York’s Best Kept Secret,” the Cattaraugus County Fair, is returning for another year of familyfun entertainment, with everything from musical acts to agricultural events to truck and tractor pulls. The fair, which has been held since 1842, will take place from July 30 to Aug. 5 at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, 501 Erie St. in Little Valley. General admission, which includes gates and rides is $9 and presale general admission is $7. Kristina Charlesworth, treasurer of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society, which runs the fair, said the fair draws about 75,000 people every year, primarily from Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties. She explained why the fair is called

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Jazz and Blues Weekend Fills Mind and Body With Soul


Those who happen to be in Ellicottville this weekend will find that the only thing cooler than a breeze on a summer night is the soulful, upbeat music filling the village’s streets, bars and restaurants. The 15th annual Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend will be held tonight through Sunday, July 29, at an assortment of venues and will feature 10 musical acts of wide-ranging variety. All music is free and seating will be provided at the outdoor performance areas. The weekend is a “boutique experience,” according to, as people are free to pull up a chair and listen to the music in between wandering about the

village’s many fine restaurants and shops. This year’s Jazz and Blues Weekend will feature the exciting big band sound of the Jim Tudini Band with orchestral strings, playing a wide variety of music selections from ‘40s big band swing to Motown to disco. Brian McFadden, executive director for the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, said the weekend’s appeal is a combination of simply being in Ellicottville and the music being played therein. The music, he said, isn’t “heavy jazz and blues.” “We know our audience,” he said. “Our audience likes that upbeat jazz.” Kicking off the weekend will be the B.D. Lenz Quartet,

a group that plays a mixture of funk, jam band and jazz music, who will play from 7-11 p.m. tonight at Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub, 20 Monroe St. Also playing on Monroe Street tonight will be the Jony James Band, led by Jony James, a Buffalo-born, Chicago-bred guitarist who has drawn comparisons to the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn and is described on his website as “overflowing with soul.” The Jony James Band, which has been voted “Best Blues Band” two years in a row by “Artvoice,” will perform from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 28 at Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC), 28 Monroe St. The busiest day of the See Jazz & Blues Section B1

Tim Horton’s Public Hearing Held by Planning Board By Jennie Acklin

The Town Planning Board held a public hearing Monday evening at 6:00pm for Tim Hortons and for Cold Spring Construction. Ray Miranda, Developer of the site located at the intersection of Rte 219 and 242, presented the revised site plan, reviewing the details of parking, landscaping, curbing, an atm, and drive-thru traffic plans. Board

members questioned Miranda about several items, specifically the DOT right of way and how curbs, landscaping and grass would be handled, and tractor trailer access to the building. Public comments were made by John Cady and Inigo de Or be, who both had concerns about tractor trailer parking on either side of Rte 219. de Orbe, owner of Aardvark

Furnishings, did not want trucks blocking access or visibility to his business, and questioned how this would be addressed. According to Sig Signore, once the final application package is received by the planning board, they will have 62 days to make a decision. She mentioned that the issues brought up during the public hearing would be part See Planning Board Page 4

Recreational Trail Concept Garners Widespread Support Photos reprinted from the Allegany River Valley Trail brochure, Town of Allegany by Eva Potter

After the July 18 meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board, it became very evident that a recreational trail in the area would be of great benefit to residents and visitors alike, after board member Ken Hinman presented the idea of a bicycle and walking path. With Ellicottville’s strong focus on fitness and healthy living, a recreational trail could add another facet to Ellicottville’s tourism draw while providing residents with another fun, outdoor means of enjoying the area’s beauty and changing seasons. Jane Eshbaugh, director of marketing at Holiday Valley, concurred, “Personally, I think it is a great idea and our residents as well as the visitors to our region will surely make good use

of a path for running, walking and biking. At Holiday Valley, we like the concept and can’t wait to hear more about it.” She said her husband Dennis, president and general manager at Holiday Valley, was contacted by the Town Attorney Kathleen Moriarty and he agreed to support the concept. According to long-time resident Jack Kramer, a business owner and someone who is involved with the village and town planning in Ellicottville, cycling is an important function of resort towns. “I don’t see how this is a ‘lose’ for anyone,” he said. “Personally, I’ve been riding my bike around here for 30 years and I don’t see how this is anything but a step in the right direction.” Benjamin Clauss, president of the Western New York Mountain Biking

Association (WNMBA), said WNYMBA is working with the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce to better market and advertise mountain biking in the Ellicottville area. Discussion also included the possibility of better access to beginner trails. Clauss said, “I think the addition of beginnerfriendly trails would help to make Ellicottville appeal to all types of mountain bikers. Also, the bike path could create a significant amount of ride-in, ride- out lodging, which would appeal to mountain bike tourists.” He said that a trail such as this would have the added benefit as a riding option that isn’t weather dependent like mountain biking along rugged singletrack paths. Dave Riley, general See Recreational Trail Page 5

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Hunter’s Hope to Host 15th Annual Family & Medical Symposium Jim & Jill Kelly welcome 60+ researchers and 40 Leukodystrophy families to WNY

This past Tuesday, July 24, 2012, the Ellicottville School Board met at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the many happenings at the school. Sherry Dunkleman was scheduled to present the 2012 Internal Audit Report, but that has been moved to the board’s next meeting. The board then presented the scores and percentages of grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments. Overall, the scores were very impressive, showing that the school’s teachers are doing an excellent job. Each grade level was ranked very highly against the other schools in Western New York. Next, Superintendent Mark Ward gave his report, which included information on the school calendar, “Dream It, Do It� and the principals’ recent training session. The school calendar will have a theme of a ticket to the future; the finished

product will be exciting to see, as will the many events planned for the upcoming school year. “Dream It, Do It� is a program Ward was introduced to by Kathleen Martel; it will give students insight into what and where they will be when they are prepared to start careers of their own. Internships could possibly be available, as well as programs similar to “New Visions,� a medical education program some students participated in last year. Technology teacher Chris Edwards has been trained in the program and it has the potential to be a great success. Last week, both elementary and middle/ high school principals, Connie Poulin and Robert Miller, spent five days in training to learn the new state requirements for teacher evaluations. There are seven requirements that a teacher has to meet, and evidence has to be provided that they

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One of the Family activities scheduled during this Year’s Symposium our understanding of this extremely complex disorder,� said Jacque Waggoner, CEO of the Hunter’s Hope Foundation. “It is also vitally important to follow these children to ensure they have the opportunity for available treatments in the event they have a later onset of the disease.� Because of this, for the first time this year, Hunter’s Hope is also welcoming a number of families from across New York State who received a positive screen for Krabbe. For these families, the Foundation is hosting a special roundtable session aimed at learning more about the family’s experience regarding receiving a positive newborn screen in hopes of improving the quality of information available as well as

educating the families. Additionally, on Saturday morning all attending families will have the opportunity to honor their children at the Symposium Every Step Walk. Each year, families write messages on balloons that are released during a special ceremony. “I love the time of the balloons because it’s when you get to send a message,� says Jim Kelly, former Quarterback for the Buffalo Bills and Hunter Kelly’s dad. “I always put on mine that Hunter will always be my hero. He’s the little boy who changed my life, and definitely for the good.� A major portion of the annual program is funded by the WalMart State of Giving Grant, which has contributed over $300,000 toward the annual symposium program since 2008. Because of this grant, along with other support, including grants from the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation, Hunter’s Hope is able to cover the vast majority of expenses for attending families, who often face financial hardship due to the cost of caring for their children. More information at

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Ellicottville, NY – The Hunter’s Hope Foundation will host the 15th Annual Family & Medical Symposium from July 30 through Aug. 5 at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY. Select researchers specializing in rare metabolic disorders, pediatric development, and newborn screening present the most current research findings and treatment options related to Krabbe and Leukodystrophies to families affected by these devastating diseases. “The annual Family & Medical Symposium is very much like a family reunion for us,� said Jill Kelly, co-founder of Hunter’s Hope Foundation and mom to Hunter Kelly, who suffered from Krabbe Leukodystrophy and passed away in August of 2005. The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, which is located on the fourth floor of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, is a partnership between Hunter’s Hope Foundation and the University at Buffalo. One primary focus of research at the institute is myelin repair, which is the protective covering of the nerves in the body that are damaged by Krabbe other Leukodystrophies, as well as in those who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis or stroke. Currently, a major part of this clinical initiative includes an ongoing study of children who receive a positive screen for Krabbe

are being met. Teachers will have to become more involved with their students, the students’ families, the community, and they have to be selfaware and know how well they teach. Hopefully, this will help improve student and teacher performance. Over this summer, the school’s 10-year-old lawn mower caught fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the school is now in need of a new mower. They plan to purchase a new Kubota mower at a cost of $13,500. This may seem like a high price, but they are going to receive over $8,000 from the insurance company, get a $500 rebate, and the mover also had replacement insurance. Next year there will also be a robotics team coached by Blair Wood and Chris Edwards; it was a success last year with both teams placing and, hopefully, there will be a repeat this year. Also, Joseph Shultz has


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Chris O’Leary Band”. This very hi-energy seven-piece tight knit blues band from the Albany area has played in several Blues Festivals across New York and New Jersey so far this year. This will be another really neat Balloons Blues Gig. WOW what a weekend and we still have five band gigs to go. Two of which will happen on Monday. First The Ellicottville Brewing Company at 6:30 PM will host their “Brews and Bluegrass Show” featuring The Blue Mule Band doing their really FUN and excellent version of bluegrass with heart. Next, The Gin Mill starting around 7:00 PM, besides their “All U Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner” for only $6.99, will have “Country Connor” playing his “Country Classics” through The Gin Mills Super Sound System. Monday becomes complete at 10:00 PM Sharp with Madigans Church on Monday. The Reverend Jack and Deacon Dan will again put on their unique show of original Rock-A-Billy & Honky Tonk tunes done their own FUN & crowd friendly way. Moving on to Wednesday at 8:00 PM, The Gin Mill Tradition of “Joe Wagner and John Winston” doing their acoustic “Folk to Southern Rock Music Show” will begin. This great music show is further enhanced by The Gin Mill’s great munchies served at very reasonable prices all evening long. Thursday completes this great week of music with two gigs. First at 7:00 PM The Town Park Gazebo will have the sixth of our Chamber’s Summer Concert Series. This week we get to see “The Visitors” which is Maria Sebastian’s American Pop-Rock Band. Like has happened all summer, this will be another super outdoor music experience Then at 8:00 PM Thursday “The Weekly Notice Band” will take the stage in The Gin Mill. This week will again be “The Far Out Band”. That being The Fred And RT Outstanding Band. WOW what a week.

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As July comes to an end, our fourth festival weekend of 2012, “The Ellicottville Jazz & Blues Festival”, organized by our Chamber of Commerce, is beginning. The weather for the weekend looks OK, which will further enhance the FUN created by the outdoor music of this neat event. Starting today Friday July 27, 2012 through Thursday August 2, 2012 we will have seventeen Bands performing eighteen gigs, two DJ’s, a couple of Sound System Music Events plus the weekly food & drink specials that take place in our clubs and restaurants creating a bunch of FUN times here in Ellicottville. Like we mention every week, the golf in and around Ellicottville is great. The lack of rain hasn’t slowed either Holiday Valley or Elkdale Country Club even a little bit. Call either location make a Tee Time, then get out and enjoy the FUN golf offers. Before we get to The Jazz & Blues Fest, The PUB in Great Valley will again, 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. The Depot will be still be on their summer hours. That being Thursday through Saturday, with their sound system playing The Depot’s FUN in The Sun Favorites, along with serving their super pizza and wing specials. So as Moose always says, “Therefore, if food, liquor, & Laughter are what you are after, The Depot is your place”. Kabob’s Kafe has reopened in their new location on Washington Street just east of Monroe. Their building has been beautifully refurbished along with a complete bar added to the first floor. They offer both indoor and out door dining making their dining experience wonderful. The new Kabob’s Kafe is a neat addition to the Ellicottville. This festival weekend begins at 7:00 PM in Balloons with a performance by New Jersey Guitarist/Composer “B.D. Lenz”. From his web site “B.D. Lenz and his quartet lay down a funky, jamming vibe integrating catchy good time groves with moodier bluesinflicted pieces”. Following “B.D. Lenz” “Personable DJ John Barry” will be in Balloons Sound & Light Booth doing his LIVE “Personality Show Off Show”. As always, John will provide a danceable selection of tunes and good Party-Time FUN till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday, “Road To Recovery” will be again doing a gig in The Gin Mill. . Katie and John, who are “The Road To Recovery”, do a show that includes tunes from Miranda Lambert to Adele along with several True Blues Standards, which they do in True Blues Style. The Gin Mill will be Bluzin this weekend. Friday’s music rounds out at 9:30 PM in The Ellicottville Brewing Company with “The Jony James Blues Band”. Jony and his band are veteran Buffalo Blues Musicians. As their website says, “Jony’s music is overflowing with soul that drips down from his hands onto his guitar”. The EBC Crowd is in for a FUN Friday Blues Night. Moving to Saturday, day number two of The Jazz & Blues Fest weekend, we will have seven bands playing. It all begins at 1:00 PM Saturday in two locations. First The Monroe Street Stage will

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Seniors – we have the hearing aids now let’s turn them on. Okay? By William Thomas

Frank Forness (on horse) in front of an old Studebaker Carriage. Photo taken of the front of what would become O’Laughlin’s car dealership in Salamanca.

Generation After Generation Returns to O’Laughlin’s by Eva Potter

There are many car dealerships in the area, but only John O’Laughlin can say his dealership has been in the business since the 1890s when Frank Forness sold Studebaker Wagons and Carriages – and not the motorized kind. There were no DVD players or navigation systems either. In 1919, John’s grandfather, Bill O’Laughlin, began working for the CadillacStudebaker dealership in Salamanca, N.Y., owned by Forness. Bill worked for Forness until 1925 when he spun off on his own as a Hudson and Essex dealer, and later sold Ford and Mercury vehicles. Bill eventually bought the business in 1957, and the rest is history. John said, “I’ve basically been around (the car) business all my life.” After graduating from college in 1977, he began working at the dealership. In 1995, the dealership moved from Salamanca to Great Valley and is now located at 4580 Route 219, with franchises for Cadillac, Buick and GMC trucks. John said, “I needed room to expand, there was good traffic on Route 219 and GM strongly encouraged it. The growing prosperity of Ellicottville also factored into the decision to move the dealership.” Rob Benson has been a salesperson with O’Laughlin’s for almost

three years. His parents were originally from the vicinity, so his move from Florida brought him back to his roots. Rob said, “We offer something different that other dealers don’t do. We don’t do the running back and forth bit. Once you’re with a salesperson, you’re with them from the start to the end, no finance managers and no sales managers. Stress-free buying is what it is.” As a Cadillac, Buick and GMC store for new, and all makes and models of pre-owned vehicles, O’Laughlin’s subscribes to an old-fashioned, no nonsense, one-on-one approach. You won’t experience high-pressure sales tactics here. Their Facebook page states that it’s a place “where you can get an honest deal from one of the oldest Cadillac dealers in the nation!!!” “One thing that impresses me most about this dealership is that family members from generation to generation to generation buy from John and buy from O’Laughlin’s,” said Rob. “You don’t see that in other dealers when you work there and that says a lot about John’s character, the way he takes care of his clients, because if he didn’t take care of them, they wouldn’t be back.” O’Laughlin’s offers one-stop shopping including all types of financing. According to John, interest rates are the lowest they have ever

been. Even through the economic downturn of the past few years, O’Laughlin’s has managed to weather the storm. “I consider my current staff to be the best I’ve had in all the years that I’ve been in the business,” said John, citing two highly qualified service and repair administrators, three certified master level ASE technicians on staff, in addition to many other great employees. Another reason to visit O’Laughlin’s is the exciting new products coming out from GM in the near future in the 2012 and 2013 model years. Rob said, “Buick is really on fire right now with the Regal and Verano. The response to those two vehicles has been tremendous. Folks of all ages have been very receptive to the smaller cars offering better gas mileage.” O’Laughlin’s offers a wide variety of quality used vehicles, too. Rob said they have the ability to find literally any vehicle make a customer could want through on-line auctions, GMAC smart auctions and dealer trades. “There are usually about 60 cars sitting out there – new and used,” said John. You can reach the dealership at (716) 9455050, or visit our website at

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been hired as a substitute cleaner; he was a student at Ellicottville years ago. Interest has also been shown in a capital project for the school. Some parts of the school are in serious need of renovations and there is

a moisture problem in the elementary school that needs to be addressed. This project is only in the beginning stages of discussion, but there will have to be changes in the future. This meeting addressed

many issues and possibilities, and the outcomes are strongly anticipated. The next scheduled meeting of the ECS school board is Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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So I spoke to this large group of seniors recently in Kitchener, Ontario, the city where I’d spent my university years although when I drove by the school, now named Wilfred Laurier University they still had not erected any sort of commemorative statue or even a plaque on the front lawn with the inscription “Despite the best efforts of our professors and counsellors – some sneak through.” Yeah, even my mom refused to attend my graduation ceremony thinking it was sort of a hoax. Referencing Margaret And Me, I told them stories about my late, great wee Irish mother like the time I was hunting for an apartment for her in Welland, Ontario and failed to find one with a balcony, her fondest wish. One afternoon we were sitting out back of her brand new eight-storey apartment building having a beer when Margaret, gazing across at the identical apartment complex next door said: “See Bill, that’s what I wanted, an apartment just like that one with the balcony.” I looked over at the apartment with the so-called balcony, looked at her and then said nothing whatsoever. What my mother mistook for a balcony was a scaffolding unit being used by two window cleaners. The correct term I believe is a “gondola.” And I know, oh yeah I know from really bad experience that as soon as I tell my mother that the balcony is actually a gondola with two men in it … her reaction would go like this. First, she’d roll her eyes. Then she’d give me that look like I can’t believe you ever got through university. And then, after staring at me for a long time and then focusing on her beloved balcony she would say: “Really Bill, what the hell would a boat with two Italian guys be doing on the side of that building?!?” So I said: “The minute that apartment comes up for rent,

it’s yours. Now how about another beer?” The Margaret stories were well-received. The hour passed quickly, the applause was genuine and then the host walked me over to the book signing table where a line began to form. Signing, inscribing, shaking hands, it was all going quite well until I spotted him out of the corner of my eye. ‘The cooler.’ Every book signing comes with a cooler, the person who butts in line to tell you a long and boring story and brings a chill to whatever is otherwise a warm and fun event. The cooler has no intention of buying a book and soon those stuck at the back of the line lose interest as well. Politely, I put him off as long as I could allowing most people to get their books inscribed. It was just as well there were only a few people nearby when out of the blue he began to speak about anthropologists. “I think she was having sex with those natives,” he said. “A least that’s what I read.” “Who?” “That anthropologist. You know … “ “Jane Goodall?” “No the other one.” “Dian Fossey?” “No. The other one.” “Margaret Mead?” “Yeah, her, I read somewhere she was having open sex and all that stuff down there in Samoa.” In fact I vaguely remember a persistent and unfounded rumour about anthropologist Dian Fossey having “special relations” with her subjects while studying gorillas in Rwanda. I had heard Jane Goodall speak years ago at the University of Buffalo and just last month on CBC Radio and she is one of the most dignified and dedicated souls the world has known. There is no doubt that Margaret Mead shocked the 60’s world with her study of early teenage sex in the South

Pacific country of Samoa but there was not even a rumour of her participation. So I’m trying to talk to the last few stragglers in line as the cooler rambles on about the photographs Margaret Mead took of pubescent, mostly naked Samoans. Although I knew little of her career, I did recall a quote from the great American anthropologist I had used while addressing a banquet for volunteers last year: “Never doubt that small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” The cooler was so impressed by my recall that he stopped talking for almost four seconds. He asked me a few more questions about Margaret Mead and when I shrugged them off saying I really did not know, he said: “Are you telling me you wrote the book on … “ And that’s when the penny dropped. He didn’t just obsess on the strange subject of a long-dead anthropologist out of the blue. He sat in the back listening to me speak about Margaret And Me and thought I was delivering a dissertation on the life of Margaret Mead! I gave him that look, the one I inherited from my mother, the one that says “Seriously, how thick are you? One to ten? I need an answer now.” Memo to seniors attending education lectures or recreational talks – stay alert, focus on the source of the noise and let’s crank those hearing aids up to ‘high.’ And would it kill you to bring a spare battery? My mother was a pretty good judge of people but she was no Margaret Mead. For comments, ideas and copies of Margaret And Me go to

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of their decision making process. Don Telecky from Cold Spring Construction was present at the public hearing. There were no public comments received regarding the renewal of a special use permit for the Canada Hill gravel mine. After both pubic hearings were closed, the board discussed details of each project. As previously discussed during Ellicottville Town board meetings, Miranda Development, dba Tim Hortons is requesting two variances Carol Horowitz reviewed the details of the Canada Hill gravel mine application. This is a renewal of a special use permit for an existing gravel mine on Canada Hill Road, previously applied for in 2009. The original approval was subject to eleven conditions, and Horowitz’s recommendation to the board was to include most of those original conditions, with a slight revisions. Condition one states that “All mining operations hall be in conformance with the application approved on May 18, 2009. Any change in the area to be mined or any other change in mining operations

shall require application to the Planning Board for an amendment to this special use permit.” And condition 11 revises former conditions 7 and 9: “this special use permit shall run for a term that coincides with the mined land permit issued by NYSDEC, as may be renewed from time to time. If and when the NYSDEC permit expires, this special use permit shall expire.” The last agenda item was an application and presentation from Glen Burn Subdivision for a “developer offering sign”. Carl Calarco made the presentation to the board, and discussion detailed how many colors were permissible under the zoning ordinance. All board members agreed

that their sign was tastefully done, and was approved. During the discussion, the board members acknowledged Rick and Glenda Jackson, owners of the adjacent Ilex Inn, who attended the meeting to “protect their business interests”, and to make sure that their guests would not be affected by construction activities, especially during evening and weekend hours, and to make sure that the property would be maintained, particularly that the grass be cut. Calarco assured the board, and the Jacksons that the property owners were aware of the need to be “good neighbors”, and that they had intact had a meeting on Friday discussing just that. The meeting was closed after the June minutes were reviewed. The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for Monday August 27 at 6:00pm.

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manager at HoliMont, said HoliMont members have experience with recreational trail building and that he’d be happy to facilitate the connection of these parties with a trail committee. With the project in its infancy and approaching the exploratory stage, Riley said would happily to coordinate the resources HoliMont has to get behind this. He said, “I think it will help Ellicottville and I think it will help HoliMont. It adds another summer activity. It adds another reason for people to come down and entertain themselves here.” Although it has been postponed, Riley said the New York Department

of Transportation is planning to put in a sidewalk connecting HoliMont to the village, which could provide trail users access to the resort. “The key is to give (users) a place to recreate, so to speak, that’s part of the community,” he said. A few tentative routes have been bandied about, but final determination will hinge on many factors including funding, sponsorships, grants, location and design, and landowner support. Hinman said the notion of a recreational path was brought up some years ago but the project never germinated. This time, the concept is generating a great deal of interest, and Hinman is working

on forming a small committee, including management from Holiday Valley, HoliMont and a few others, to get an initial overview of the town and where a trail could potentially be placed. Ellicottville Mayor Charles Coolidge weighed in with a big thumbs up. “I think it’s a fantastic idea. I think the village would be more than happy to go in with the town on a project such as this,” he said. What’s your opinion? Email your comments and letters to the editor to jennie@ellicottvilletimes. com. We’d love to hear from you.

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Two courses of varying sizes and challenges await the runners of the 2012 Ellicottville Ultra Trail Run at the Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center. The run will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 5, when runners competing on the 12-mile course take off. Those running the 4-mile course will begin at 9:30 a.m. Packet pickup is on race-day at 8 a.m. Mark Lawrence, who runs, which hosts numerous other outdoor athletic events throughout the year in Western New York, said in an email that the run usually draws about 250 people, who come from a variety of areas. “We see entrants from more than six surrounding states; some elite, many regional and all strong-willed to toe the line,” he said. Runners can register by visiting www.heartrateup.

com, though race-day registration for the run is welcome and no one will be turned away. The entry fees are $30 for the 12-mile course and $25 for the four-mile run until July 28. After that, each fee will be $5 more. The first 200 entrants will receive T-shirts. The four-mile course, according to www., will feature a 600-plus-foot elevation to the top of the first climb, as well as single track, rock gardens, and tight, twisty trails to and from the sports center. The 12-mile course promises to “satisfy your urge to push your system to the limit,” with its miles of manicured track, rock gardens, challenging climbs and descents and a few gravel road-recovery sections. “Courses cover resort property and state land in an intermediate to advanced

technical-difficulty level, with many hills and elevation changes,” Lawrence said. Three water/energy stations, some of which are self-serve, will keep runners going, though Lawrence encourages runners to bring their own water bottles “just in case.” Clear course markings will “help make the EVL Ultra the race of the season for many,” the website states. The run, which is about 10 years old, also helps support the American Diabetes Association of Western New York. The Mountain Sports Center will also host a post-race party that will feature lunch, door prizes and a disc jockey. Though shower facilities at Holiday Valley’s main lodge will be unavailable for this year’s run, plenty of hoses will be available for runners to spritz off. The top overall male and female and masters male and female finishers in each distance will receive awards, as will the top three finishers of the following age groups in each distance: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 6069 and 70-plus. No matter the weather, according to Lawrence, runners are sure to show up, ready to take on miles of heart-pounding, sweatinducing trails. He said that the run possesses “a vibe unique to any other event that highlights the beauty, challenge and remoteness of trail running. “Rain or shine, it’s clearly one of the most challenging events of the year in a severalhour distance race,” he said.

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and Olympic lifting sources. The reason is that in exercises like the overhead press and specialist forms such as the snatch and clean and jerk, and the bench press, the arms are required to be locked out for good form and also exercise completion in competition. On the other hand, for beginners, until form, strength and joint conditioning advances, the advice to not explosively lock out joints seems to be fair advice. However, the joints are not going to suddenly explode if the arms or legs are straightened under load.

Fact or Fiction

Cardio workouts will make you lose muscle.

Answers to Weight Training Questions

By Kimberly Duke, Core Performance Fitness

As a personal trainer, it is my job to insure that I provide safe and effective workouts for every client who trains under me. Fitness levels will vary, but the facts will remain the same. Let’s look at a couple Facts vs. Fiction Weight training questions to understand what I mean.

You should never lock out the joints on extension. Partly true. This refers to the act of straightening the legs or elbows during the extension part of an exercise such as the leg press, bench press or overhead press. The reasoning is that joints can be overextended resulting in injury. While you can read this recommendation on many general fitness sites, you see it less on the more professional bodybuilding, powerlifting

False -- up to a point. This is a matter of quantity and quality. Three of four cardio sessions a week of about 50 minutes duration will do wonders for your heart and lungs -and managed correctly will not affect a muscle building program. If you are training for a marathon though, don’t expect to be able to build muscle bulk as well.

Pulldowns or presses behind the neck are dangerous. Partly true. With the shoulder joint externally rotated, pulling or pushing behind the head with the joint in rearward rotation is easier for some than others because of shoulder flexibility and natural biomechanical structure. The rotator cuff complex of muscles and tendons that controls the shoulder joint may not take kindly to this type of exercise.

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Leg (knee) extensions will damage your knees. Mostly not true. The leg extension machine is not favored by some trainers because the particular movement of the kneecap in relation to the tibia and femur, the lower and upper leg bones, may cause tendonitis and ligament damage according to this theory. My view is that this is another ‘absolutist’ position similar to ‘you should never lock out the joints’. I like to keep leg extension weights low enough to allow, say, 8-12 repetitions but nowhere near ‘failure’, which is the point where you really struggle to perform the movement. A personal best or 1RM should never be attempted on the leg extension machine unless you are really sure of your capabilities. Go easy with the weight on this exercise and stop if pain is felt.

Leg presses may damage the vertebral discs in the back. Mostly not true. See the response above to leg extensions. A similar approach applies to leg presses. Don’t try to push too heavy. As soon as you feel extraordinary pressure in the lower back, lighten up the weight and stop if pain is felt. There are many other fitness facts be explored. When in doubt, ask a professional for advice. Knowledge is empowering and an injury free workout will be the best way to obtain any and all of your fitness goals!is one of them.


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Centurion Cycling in Ellicottville Aug. 17-19 Ride Alongside Former Sabre Pat LaFontaine The Centurion in rolling into town! From Aug. 17-19, the area will be filled with regional and international cycling enthusiasts ready to take on the challenge of 25-, 50- and 100mile road courses. A highlight of the weekend will be a Saturday morning 11.5-mile ride with former Buffalo Sabre Pat LaFontaine to raise funds for his children’s charity. After playing for the New

York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers, LaFontaine left hockey prematurely due to a series of head injuries and concussions suffered throughout his career. With the help of friends and family, as well as inspiration gained from the kids at Buffalo Children’s Hospital where he volunteered much of his time, he was able to bridge this difficult time.

He said, “Being with these kids … changed my life. These children left me with a simple reality: We don’t always have much control over what happens to us, but we do have a choice in how we respond.” The amazing kids he met provided the impetus to begin the Companions in Courage Foundation to help fund interactive playrooms called See Centurion Cycling Page B4

Centurion Ellicottville Route for the C100 starts in Ellicottville and then travels through several towns, including Little Valley, Franklinville, Ischua, Humphrey, Great Valley, Salamanca, and back to Ellicottville, covering some of the county’s highest hill climbs. The C100 is 100 miles of cycling on Sunday, Aug 19.

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weekend, Saturday, will have six musical acts, some performing as early as 1 p.m. and others playing into the a.m. hours. The Mark Mazur Little Big Band, whose music ranges from jazz to Top 40 to big band, and the Quartet of John Troy, fronted by hard bopinfluenced saxophonist John Troy, are both scheduled for 1 p.m. starts, with the former to play until 4 p.m. at the Monroe Street Main Stage and the latter to perform at the EBC. Mazur, who plays the keyboard and provides vocals for his band, said he is excited for his group to be able to perform outdoors instead of in a club so that he can utilize his seven-piece band, rather than just a quartet. “I think it will be pretty cool to be a so-called ‘street performer,’” he said. “It’s pretty cool because we play inside all of the time.” The All Stars, described as a “super-talented group of Balloon’s favorite music masters,” will show off its jazz and blues chops from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub. The EZ3 Band will showcase its smooth jazz sound at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Silver Fox Patio, Hughes Alley. Liz Boberg, the lead vocalist for the EZ3 Band, said she always enjoys playing in the

jazz and blues weekend. “It’s a fabulous time for anybody to be in Ellicottville because of the variety of music that you’re going to hear that you don’t necessarily get to be this close to and I feel very honored to be a part of it,” she said. From 8 p.m. until midnight Saturday, The Untouchables, which features Blues Brothersstyle blues and more, will perform at Madigan’s, 36 Washington St. Mojo Hand, who, according to its website, plays “traditional rhythm and blues, blues, soul and funky stuff,” will play at 9 p.m. that day at EBC. Rounding out the weekend on Sunday will be three bands. The Quartet of John Troy is slated to play at 1 p.m. at EBC, and The Jim Tudini Band with Strings will perform from 1-3

p.m. at the Monroe Street Main Stage. The last musical act, The Chris O’ Leary Band, which “sings the blues with style,” will play from 3-7 p.m. at Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub. While his band has played at least five times at this jazz and blues weekend, this will be the first time that Jim Tudini’s group of musicians will be accompanied during the weekend by four extra string players. “We wanted to change the color of the band, turn it into a more orchestral kind of accompaniment, just to bring those string colors into the mix,” he said. “And we’ve added the four string parts to the original repertoire, so every tune was taken apart and four string parts were added and pretty much now, we have the entire repertoire, which is quite huge as a matter of fact, all include string parts,” he said. When his band played at the Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend for the first time, Tudini said, it “started off there trying to convince the people that we were worth it.” “Now, when we come, they’re right down the street waiting for us. Honest to God, I’m not bragging, it’s a fact. We get a standing ovation every year. It’s a wonderful, wonderful experience,” he said.

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Lion’s Dens in children’s hospitals. Using innovative communications tools, these rooms make juvenile patients feel less isolated in the hospital setting and provide a connection to their family, friends and celebrity visitors during their hospital stays. To raise additional funds to build more Lion’s Dens, LaFontaine has partnered with

his good friend Graham Fraser of Centurion Cycling to create Pat’s Ride, which begins at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 18. Pay one price for all event, or purchase tickets for individual events. Be sure to check out the Pedal with Pat LaFontaine Package that includes registration for the C50 or C100, a custom cycling jersey and donation to his foundation.

For more details on LaFontaine’s fundraising ride and foundation, go to For Ellicottville Centurion cycling weekend schedules, events, By Mary Fox registration and course maps, Excitement is mounting as go to www. centurioncycling. the 2012 Cattaraugus County com. Fair prepares for its opening next Monday, July 30 in Little Valley, N.Y. A fair is rides, games and monster truck shows, but a great deal of the Individuals and families, cycling teams and clubs, and companies interested in a group fairgrounds are devoted to wellness activity for their employees are all welcome to participate in Pedal with Pat at Centurion animals and, historically, it’s Ellicottville. The full weekend of cycling includes: what fairs are all about. Friday, August 17: The county fair is a time Bike Movie Night in Downtown Ellicottville for youth, mostly 7-19 Saturday, August 18 year olds from 4-H clubs, 8:00 a.m. Centurion 25-mile to be recognized for their 10:30 a.m. Pat’s Ride (11.5 miles) accomplishments and be Noon Kid’s Ride judged on their skills. They 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Meet Pat LaFontaine and the Buffalo Sabres will receive well-earned credit 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Individual Time Trial and Can/Am Challenge for raising livestock and doing Sunday, August 19 home economics projects and 7:00 a.m. Centurion 50-mile maybe even win a ribbon. 8:00 a.m. Centurion 100-mile 4-H clubs, supported by the Local host partners are the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and Holiday Valley Resort. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County, are formed according to the interests of the participants. Heather Snider is the chairperson of the county 4H

Fireworks, Bands, KanJam Highlight 5th Annual Onofest

Porcelain Busdrivers, Mojo Hand Blues Band, Kuk and Freddie to Entertain Crowds on August 11

Onoville photos by Cattaraugus County Dept. of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism. by Julia Schwartz, Student Correspondent


Onofest is one of those perfect family events to gather and have some fun during the summer. On Aug. 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. the festivities begin for the day. Before the end of the night, at 10 p.m., there will be a grand finale of fireworks for everyone to enjoy, so bring blankets and chairs. During the day, there will be games to play, food to eat, bands to listen to and more. All of this takes place at the Onoville Marina situated on the picturesque 12,000acre Allegheny Reservoir, located just north of the Alleghany National Forest and west of Allegany State Park in the Enchanted Mountains of New York. There is no rain date; therefore, if it rains the shows go on. After all the fun activities, take a break at some wonderful local restaurants such as the Horseshoe Inn Restaurant that serves great sandwiches, the Bayview that serves juicy hamburgers, mini hotdogs and ice cream, and the Curly Fry Vendor that is famous for their

Free Gardening Lectures Wednesday Evenings at

the Nanen Arboretum 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville NY 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm The Master Gardeners of Cornell University Cooperative Extension Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties present this series of gardening lectures, through August 29. In case of rain, the lectures will take place inside the CCE building.

curly fries. While enjoying great tasting food, relax and listen to the different bands that will be playing there. Kuk and Freddie, a duo of local musicians who have been playing in Ellicottville establishments for a long time, are also playing at this event. Groove to the tunes of the Mojo Hand Blues Band, which has been playing blues and soul “since 1990 alive and kickin’ it,” according to their website. Also, the Porcelain Busdrivers, who have played in other states like Ohio and Pennsylvania for 15 years, will entertain the crowd. KanJam, a popular game involving a flying disk and slotted “can”

target, has been turned into a competition. The tournament is for ages 8 and up. There will be different age divisions and prizes in each age division. It’s a bunch of fun to watch and even more fun to play! Shirts will be for sale with Onoville Marina logo on them. Visit exhibits where you can see and learn about birds, flyfishing, tractors and even the U.S. army. Bring your camera and take photos while you’re there to remember the fantastic time you had at Onofest 2012. For those that have a boat, bring it with you. Water fun is optional but recommended from past participants. You can tube, waterski, swim and maybe even kayak. Spending the night is always fun, especially if you stay on your boat. You can also rent a campsite or stay in a bed and breakfast. All families and friends are welcome to come and have a great time. For more information, visit www. e n ch a n te d m o u n t a i n s . com.

Goat Club. She has 15 members from all over the county who have raised different breeds of goats over the past year. Other clubs may work with many different kinds of animals. Kids join mostly from farms, but there are also those who join because they are interested in agriculture. If your children have not enjoyed the thrill of watching the horse shows or the delight of visiting a barnyard full of calves, cows, goats, chickens or pigs, then it’s time to take them to the fairgrounds barns, which are always open to roam around in. You may see mothers with their babies, animals being bathed, you can chat with the kids who have raised them and find out more about their animals. The animal shows are open to anyone to watch. They are entertaining; you never know what surprise is in store for

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you as the young people put their animals through their paces. An ornery old bull calf can cause a lot of excitement when it won’t behave. Friday is the culmination of the week’s efforts with an All Breed Horse Show, a Grand Champion Livestock Show and Barnyard Olympics. The last day of the fair, Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m., the 4-H beef cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, and pigs will be auctioned off with the proceeds of the sale going to the 4-H member who raised the animal. “It’s a good way to fill your freezer and help the kids,” said Kathy Andera, whose two children are showing animals at the fair. You will also want to stop in the corporate building (follow the track around to the right of the main fair entrance) and see the work of other clubs with woodworking, scrapbooking, photography, gardening with floral arrangements and vegetables. There are also areas designated to a particular club’s educational projects (such as one in the past of the digestive system of a horse). Check out the B section of the Ellicottville Times, or www. for a complete schedule and times of these events. Moo, Oink, Cluck, see you there!

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BBQ Rib Teams and Johnny Cash Tribute Coming to Salamanca The Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce is presenting the 1st Annual Allegany Rockin’ Ribfest at Veterans Memorial Park in Salamanca, NY on Thursday, August 16 – Saturday, August 18, 2012. Professional, national, champion rib teams aka “Ribbers” will compete for trophies while offering their specially prepared foods to the public. The champion cooking teams include: Smokin’ Joe’s Hog Wild Barbeque, TWO FAT GUYS BBQ, Wells Hog Wild, My Happy Place BBQ, and SGT. Oink’s BBQ Co. Allegany Rockin’ Ribfest will also feature an outstanding entertainment lineup with “The Spirit of Johnny Cash” - Harold Ford & The Cash Band featuring Laura Lucy as June Carter, West of the Mark from Buffalo NY, Willow Creek Band from Dunkirk NY, The Blues Hounds from Irving NY, and The Bob Hartle Band from Bradford PA. The festival is packed with fun for the whole family! Ribfest will feature a kid friendly “Kid Zone” with bounce houses and face painting; art & craft vendors; and a variety of scrumptious desserts and specialty comfort foods will also be available. There is no admission cost! For more information on the 1st Annual Rockin’ Ribfest and updated information, visit or call (716) 945-2034. West of the Mark from Buffalo NY

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Wednesday Evenings Gardening Lectures at the Nanen Arboretum Date/Time July 11 July 18 July 25 Aug 1 August 8

August 15

August 22 August 29

7:00 pm – 7:40 pm

7:45 pm – 8:30 pm

“Hands On Pruning” – Pat Kerl, MG “Inspirational Gardens” - Linda Blackmar, MG “Micro Greens” – Barb Kozlowski, MG “Vermicomposting” – Mistine Keis, MG “Celebrate the Herb of the Year, Roses, Growing and Demystifying Them” – David Clark, Floral Designer; Instructor at Erie Co. Botanical Gardens “Gardening on a Dime with Less Time” – Lyn Chimera, MG

“How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms” – Hugh Dunne Pruning for Bloom” – Tina Szulewski, MG Touring and Learning in the Carolyn Lowe Herb Garden”-Judy Ragona, MG “Tricks with Sticks”- Nan Miller, MG

“Weeds-the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”-Nancy Hann, MG “Herbs: What to Plant and How to Use Them”- Crystal Abers, MG

“Gardening on a Slope”- Vicki Bruning, MG “Easy Ways to Increase Yields in Your Garden and Have More Fun”- Nan Miller, MG

“Vertical Gardening”- Nan Miller, MG

“Importance of Adding Native Plants to Your Garden” – Lyn Chimera, MG

“The Spirit of Johnny Cash” - Harold Ford & The Cash Band featuring Laura Lucy as June Carter

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