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FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012

by Jeff Cole

The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo is underway for its 24th year of roping, riding, & family fun. The four-day event began at 7 p.m. Thursday and will be held at that time tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at 6319 Sommerville Valley Rd. The cost to attend is $17 for ages 13 and up, $9 for ages 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Gates will open two hours before each show time. John Kent, founder of the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo, said that nine events are shown each day: bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, team penning, junior bull riding, steer wrestling, girls’ barrelracing and big-bull riding. “The rodeo is really exciting. It’s a real Wild West rodeo,” he said. “It’s the real deal.” New to this year’s rodeo are rodeo clown Dusty Myers, a mechanical bull, trick riding and Roman riding. Food and items such as cowboy hats and stick horses will be for sale. Fireworks will take place right after each show, except for the one on Sunday. Spectators at the rodeo this year will be able to watch more than 350 rodeo athletes while sitting on either bleachers on one side of the ring or on benches on the other side on a bank. For the little cowpokes, a bounce house and a bounce slide will be available and children can sign up at the gate to participate in a stick horse race.

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Seneca Nation Pow WOW 2012!


Veterans Pow Wow July 13-15 Seneca Pow Wow 2012 July 21-22

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ECS Board Elects Spell and Hellwig Also Appoints New Board Officers By Jennie Acklin

By Susan Whistler

Summer is finally here and with it the usual assortment of beer festivals and country fairs. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve never met a funnel cake or bratwurst I didn’t like and I still can’t resist a man in lederhosen; but if you’re looking for something completely different from the

oom-pah bands and contests involving small children and greased pigs, I’ve got a great suggestion. Check out one of the annual Seneca Nation pow wows this July. It’s an opportunity to learn about our area’s oldest native culture and have a lot of fun in the process. The Seneca Nation is one

of the original Five Nations of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy which boasts a democratic government that pre-dates the United States Constitution. Haudenosaunee means “People of the Longhouse and is comprised of chiefs from the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk. This union was later expanded to include the Tuscarora, becoming the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. At the time of the formation of the Iroquois League, the original five nations See Seneca Pow Wow page 4

The Ellicottville Central School Board of Education elected Roger Spell as its president and Connie Hellwig as its vice president July 3 during the board’s reorganizational meeting. The board also re-elected Spell to a one-year term as a board member and elected Aimee Kilby to a five-year term on the board. The board made numerous other appointments and policies that evening and posted its 2012-13 Board of Education regular meetings schedule, (see page 7). Mark Ward gave the superintendent’s report, in

which he discussed a recent visit to the West Valley Demo Center. During that meeting with Brian Bauer and Paul Bemba, Ward explored developing a relationship with the center as a possible career path for students. “We would be remiss if we didn’t look into it,” said Ward. “It is possible that the center will be in operation for many many years to come.” Ward also reported on summer training opportunities, SLO’s (student learning objectives) and attending the School Board Conference October 25-27 in Rochester. See Board of Education page 7

By Jeff Cole Five hours of power are simply not enough for an upcoming bicycling race at Holiday Valley's Mountain Sports Center. The 13th annual 6 Hours of Power will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 at Holiday Valley's worldclass 10-mile course and will feature cyclists from all around the country. Cyclists competing in a solo and two-person tag-team mountain bike race format will attempt to complete the most laps in order to land within the race's winner circle, which means cash, trophies, prizes or a combination of these. To participate, cyclists can preregister or by enter the day of the race. In an email interview with The Ellicottville Times, Mark See Bicycle Race page 9

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The weather gods were smiling on our little village last weekend while guitars gently wept and rocked, classical overtures inspired, fireworks exploded over the slopes like a super nova and the audiences just kept dancing and smiling. I have to say that I have never enjoyed a concert series more than the Ellicottville Summer Music Festival last weekend held right here in our own back yard. Holiday Valley and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce deserve big kudos for throwing one of the best parties of the summer and possibly the year. It was perfect! I grew up in Southern California in the 70’s and so I’ve been fortunate to have seen some really great concerts in some equally great outdoor venues. The School House ski run/Number 1 fairway at Holiday Valley provides one of the best outdoor concert venues ever. You’d have to try really hard to find a spot on the hill to spread your blanket and enjoy the contents

of your cooler without having a good view of the stage. Even better, you don’t need to wear shoulder pads or a helmet to make your way safely to the nearest portable “facilitiesâ€? or concession stand‌and the scenery is BEAUTIFUL! Sister Hazel kicked off the festival on Friday

evening and it’s easy to understand why Hollywood has used their music in several box office hits over the past fifteen years. I love their tight harmonies and pithy lyrics. My personal

favorite was “Everybody Needs a Go To Karaoke Song�. They got that right. The Buffalo Philharmonic on Saturday night was nothing short of fabulous. There was something in their program for every musical taste. Associate Conductor M a t t h e w Kraemer threw everything from Cole Porter to Tc h a i k o v s k y into the musical pot, added a little Ray Charles and Motown for spice and stirred. The result was delicious. What could be better than listening to a live performance of the 1812 Overture while watching one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the history of the world? Sunday on the hill with The Guess Who was like spending an evening reminiscing with old friends, especially for those of us who grew up with their music in the late 60’s and early 70’s. There are only two See Summer Music page 4




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really FUN Madigans Music Night. Wednesday we again will have two gigs. First at 7:00 PM Balloons will present, as a presale $15.00 ticked event, Internationally acclaimed Contemporary Blues Artist “Ana Popovic”. She and her band will perform their world recognized Contemporary Blues Show. Ana has shared the music stage with the likes of BB King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and many more. This great guitarist/ singer’s band will transform Balloons into Blues Heaven this Wednesday evening. Then at 8:00 PM The Gin Mill will have Joe Wagner and John Winston doing their neat sixties through the eighties folk to southern rock acoustic music show. As we all know, this Gin Mill Tradition of well over twenty years is one of the best and most FUN music nights in Ellicottville and The Gin Mill has it going every Wednesday. Thursday will also be a two-band evening. Beginning at 7:00 PM, the second gig of The Gazebo Series, sponsored by Five Star Bank and organized by our Chamber of Commerce will have “Stone Row” on The Gazebo Stage. From their web site, “Stone Row weaves a rich tapestry of Celtic and World music”. They include fresh arrangements of old classic and captivating originals making this “Stone Row” show unique and FUN. Then at 8:00 PM Thursday we have a change; The Gin Mill will have “Scott Kirby” performing his brand of Costal inspired Folk Rock or if you wish Beach Rock. Scott is quickly expanding his popularity across the country with his story telling style of song writing and humor, which will make this Thursday Evening Gin Mill Show one you, will not want to miss. The Weekly Notice Band will return next week.

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Ellicottville just experienced one of the best Fourth of July weeks that many of us can ever remember. The weather, music and other FUN stuff were wonderful. Our Chamber of Commerce and local clubs really did an excellent job of putting together the very fine entertainment we got to experience. Thanks go to all of you. Hopefully, the July weather we just had will stay with us for a while, so we may continue to enjoy the out-door good times that have been such a neat part of visiting and living here in Ellicottville. Our out-door FUN is headlined by the wonderful golf we get to experience. Both Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Course and Elkdale Country Club are in midseason form and open to the public. Just call either course, make a Tee time and get out and enjoy the summer good golf times both courses offer. The music and other FUN stuff happening here is also still right up there. Starting today, Friday July 6, 2012 through Thursday July 12, 2012 we will have eleven Bands, two DJ’s, at least two Sound System Music Happenings plus the many food and beverage specials offered by the wonderful restaurants and clubs we have here in Ellicottville. The PUB in Great Valley will again be music free this week. However, you still will be able to enjoy The FUN and local atmosphere found regularly in The PUB which also includes some excellent eats, or if you wish, munchies. The Depot also has a note for us all; “If food, liquor, & Laughter is what you are after, The Ellicottville Depot is your place. The first of The Sound System Music Events will again happen in Madigans. Around 7:00 PM, Madigans Up-Stairs Patio &Party Bar will have their Sound System playing their version of “Party Favorites” until 10:00 PM when Club Madigans takes over. Then, as they always do, The FUN & Festivities will increase till close. The band parade begins at 7:00 PM Friday evening with “The All Star Band”. Brothers Kenny and Wade Hawkins, Rodney Appleby and Flute, who comprise “The All Star Band”, are World Class, Expert & Soulful Funk Masters. They play an excellent selection of tunes in a manor that is second to none. A lot of their tunes will have a R & B sound which will create even more good music times in Balloons this Friday evening. Following “The All Star Band”, “Personable DJ John Barry” will be LIVE in Balloons Sound & Light Booth doing his “Personality Show Off Show”. This “Sound & Light Show”, as always, will include a wonderful selection of danceable tunes and John’s unique Chitter/Chatter till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday, The Gin Mill will have country singersongwriter “Sean Patrick McGraw” on their music stage. Sean has been the

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No Permanent Address by Tom Naples

While recently rereading John Steinbeck’s dust bowl masterpiece, the “Grapes of Wrath” I came across his famous reference to Route 66. Actually, there is an entire chapter dedicated to the road and the path to California. Steinbeck called it “the mother road. The road of flight.” The “Mother Road” tag stuck and it is often referred to as such. The road also became known as the “Main Street of America.” This phrase, however did not originate with Steinbeck. This was originally used to describe the Lincoln Highway which was built two decades before ‘66’ in 1913. The Lincoln Highway originates at Times Square, in New York City and ends at the San Francisco Bay Bridge. There are over 3,000 miles of road passing through New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and California. This great road still exists and still winds its snaky two lanes across America. It’s not a straight line but a series of curves and turns that cut through the east, the heartland and the west. The English poet William Blake wrote, “Improvement makes straight roads; but crooked roads are genius.” The Lincoln Highway began at a time before there were dedicated Federal highway funds and four decades before Eisenhower’s massive Interstate Building program of the 1950’s. It all started with an idea from Indiana businessman and founder of the Indianapolis Speedway, Carl Fisher. He pitched his idea of a “coast to coast rock highway” to other businessmen, particularly in the fledging automobile industry. His approach was simple: build it and they will come. And they will have to purchase an automobile to do that. One of his major supporters was Henry Joy, president of the Packard Motor Company. In fact it was his idea to name the road after President Lincoln. This was a decade before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC would be dedicated. Not all of his colleagues were in favor and willing to contribute to its construction. Henry Ford was opposed to this idea. Although he certainly

liked the idea of a coast to coast highway, he felt that if it were to be built with private funds the government would always expect the private sector to build and maintain roads. Despite his objections the Lincoln Highway did get built. It remained “The Lincoln” until the late 1920’s when the country converted to a number system for highway identification. Before that there was the Jackson Highway, Bankhead Highway, National Old Trails Road, the Dixie Highway and many more. The majority of the ‘Lincoln’ became I-30 with a few pieces merged into US 50 and US 1. Recently, thanks to the interest of the Lincoln Highway Preservation Society red white and blue signs and markers labeled with the original name appear across the long stretch of blacktop. For many years the road enjoyed heavy traffic on its original two lanes. Along the way were countless diners, gas stations, and even an elephant museum and a restaurant shaped like a coffee pot. (Both of these are in Pennsylvania) Today, Interstate 80, a modern four lane road runs parallel to it and seems to have replaced it as a main thoroughfare, particularly in the west. It is the same way I-40 runs next to old 66 for many miles from Texas to California. I have been on some long sections of this road and have never been disappointed with the sights, the small towns and the people. What seems surprising to a lot of people is that my favorite stretch is through Nebraska. Yes, Nebraska. Now most people in the east think that everyone in the cornhusker state wears old overalls, a straw hat and is never too far from a pitchfork. Nebraska is really not like that. Although corn and wheat production are a major part of the state’s economy cities

like Omaha and Lincoln are home to large financial service, banking, insurance and high tech industries. One mustn’t forget that this is the home state of Warren Buffett. That said, it is truly part of what we call “the heartland.” And despite the diversity of business and the dynamic cities, it is this part that I find the most interesting and appealing. You can head east through Nebraska shortly after passing Cheyenne, Wyoming. Then it’s Sydney, and North Platte and Kearney with a long stretch to Omaha of almost 500 miles from Cheyenne. Through most of this I-80 is within view as the Lincoln appears to be in its shadow. As you roll along the line about every 15 or 20 miles you pass through a small town. All that remains are a few worn out buildings and the all important grain elevators. As they did in the early part of the 20th century farmers deliver their corn and wheat to be weighed and loaded on passing trains. The hopper cars move east to processing plants. And between these towns there is often nothing but endless rows of corn and wheat, squared off by giant trees planted to shield the wind in the 1930’s. In fact, if not for a few telephone poles and the giant sycamores, the landscape looks as it must have over 100 years ago. If you are inclined to be a traveler rather than a tourist (travelers are there for the journey, tourists are there for the destination) you can stop your car and get out. This is the heartland. You can see it, smell it and feel it. This is where immigrants from Europe were drawn based on advertisements describing warm weather year round and 12 month growing seasons. Here is where these rugged and brave people from Sweden and Norway came and dedicated themselves to carving a life. They worked hard in the short hot summers and endured the bitter winters. And somehow they managed to tame a wild country. No one in my family came from this area yet it feels as close to ‘home’ as anywhere else. Then you can jump back on the Lincoln and take in more of the heartland. Actually, it’s the heart and soul land.

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occupied large areas of land in Southeastern Canada and the Northeastern United States. The Seneca occupied territory that stretched throughout the Finger Lakes area in Central New York, and into the Genesee Valley in Western New York. The Seneca people call themselves O-non-dowa-gah, (pronounced: Oh-n’owndough-wahgah) or “Great Hill People. Like the other Iroquois tribes, they lived in longhouses, which were long, narrow bark-covered dwellings that housed several families from the same clan. There are eight Seneca clans, each named for a different animal. They are the Bear, Beaver, Turtle, Wolf, Deer, Hawk, Heron, and Snipe. Clan membership is passed on to children through their mothers. The Seneca Nation of Indians currently has a total enrolled population of nearly 8,000. Pow wows originated with the indigenous Native American tribes of the American West. They began as cultural festivals

akin to county fairs that brought several different tribes together to meet, celebrate and compete. The general program has changed very little over the years. This year there are two local pow wows associated with the Seneca Nation. The first pow wow is sponsored by Iroquois Post 1587 and runs from July 1315 at the new Cattaraugus Community Center at 12767 Route 438 in Irving, NY 14081. The theme this year is “Honor All Veterans”. Bud Thompson, co-chair of the Iroquois Post 1587 Veterans Pow Wow said that. “This reflects the Seneca

people’s deep respect and appreciation for all veterans, both native and non-native.” The theme makes this pow wow really special. There will be color guards from all over the country as well as the opportunity to honor family American flags and our local veterans. Several different Native American Tribes will participate in The “Seneca Pow Wow 2012” which will be held July 21-22 at Veteran’s Park on Broad Street in Salamanca, NY. Both events will feature drum and dance competitions as well as traditional, food and craft vendors, educational exhibits, competitive western style and smoke dances as well as drum competitions. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a beautiful summer weekend than soaking up some local culture and honoring our veterans. Hope to see you there! Photo submitted by Nancy Scott

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original members of the group remaining and all the “new” band mates hit just the right notes and didn’t disappoint. They had everyone on their feet and delivered all those great hit singles just the way we remembered them…or thought we did. What a night! I thought the best and

most amazing part of the festival, aside from the magnificent music and fabulous fireworks, was the audience. I have never been to any concert, indoor or out, in the presence of such a fun, enthusiastic and respectful group of people. Brian McFadden, Executive Director of the EVL Chamber commented

that there was not so much as a paper cup left on the slopes after any of the concerts. Thanks again to Holiday Valley, The EVL Chamber of Commerce and all the wonderful people who attended this festival and made this weekend so special. I love this place!

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Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF Executive Director, second from left, meets with Horse Resource members (from left) Becky Smith, Terry Crisafulli, Annie Widger and Ruthe Riehle with Ms. Riehle’s horses Nikita and Pebbles. By Jennie Acklin Walker Ranch) about (see below). Ryan Michelle Wlicox, the challenges and Horse Rescue Assistant Executive issues Horse Resource group establishes Director of the faces. Widger started fund at Foundation Cattaraugus Foundation, researching avenues in Horse Resource, a spoke with the Ellicottville February, and found group of area equine Times on Monday, July a terrific partnership enthusiasts, has 2, about the newly with the Community established a new fund at established fund for Horse Foundation. “I cannot the Cattaraugus Region Resource. “This fund get over how helpful Community Foundation to allows individuals to make they have been - they assist people and horses donations of any size, from made this happen,” said in rescue situations. small to “significant”, says Widger, “People can make A primary purpose of Ryan, and the Foundation donations of horse care the fund will be to offset will advise donors of tax items, horse trailers, or the costs of fostering deductions and other donations of farms and horses in need of care, administrative services.” farmland, just to name according to Karen Anyone interested in a few of the many ways Niemic Buchheit, CRCF donating to Horse to help..” There are also Executive Director Resource can do so online donation boxes around Founded in 2005, Horse at www.cattfoundation. the county at various Resource’s mission is org, or directly at our office retail outlets, such as the to act as a resource to - Community Foundation, Purple Doorknob shop. improve equine welfare in 120 North Union Street, In a press release dated Cattaraugus County, said Olean NY. June 22, 2012, Ryan the group’s chairperson, Annie Widger is Michelle Wilcox outlines Annie Widger of responsible for initiating the purpose of Horse Ellicottville, NY. the 501 (c)(3) application, Resource, and some of “Often when one loses after talking with Lori the services provided by See Horse Resource page 5 Northrup (Golden Stride Community Foundation.

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The Town of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals met Thursday August 5, 2012, with one item on the agenda to be heard. Chris Wood presented a revised site plan for Miranda Development's Tim Hortons restaurant. Two variances are being requested: 1.) A 16” variance for the parking lot setback, and 2.) a

variance for the 20' buffered landscaping between the front of the building and Route 219. After a brief discussion, the ZBA set a public hearing for August 2 at 6:00pm. Ray Miranda spoke with the Ellicottville Times before the ZBA meeting, discussing the revised site plan, required

variances and the drivethru capacity of the Ellicottville location. Once all approvals have been given, Miranda hopes to begin construction in the fall, with an early winter target for opening. The next scheduled ZBA meeting is Thursday August 2, 6:00pm. Located in the 1887 Building, Room 8

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their job or gets divorced, the horses are the last concern,” Ms. Widger noted. “Our thought in creating Horse Resource was to provide a network that could help. We would match people with resources to people and horses without.” According to Ms. Widger Horse Resource has helped find homes for more than a dozen area horses and has assisted the SPCA in Cattaraugus County with many others. “Some of our first horses to rehome were the result of a call from my veterinarian,” said Ms. Widger. “She had a client who could no longer care for her horses and we had them in loving homes within a week.” As a 501(c)(3) public foundation CRCF will receive donations on behalf of Horse Resource, allowing donors’ gifts to be tax deductible. The Foundation will issue grants from the Horse Resource Fund for the purchase of feed and other related needs for rescued horses. Donations to the Horse Resource Fund can be made in care of the Community Foundation at 120 North Union

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Horse Resource has two upcoming events. In conjunction with the Ellicottville Fire Department and Golden Stride Walker Ranch of Ellicottville, Horse Resource will offer a Horse Rescue Preparation Training Course for area first responders 7 - 10 p.m., Sept. 21, 2012, at Golden Stride Walker Ranch. This course is free of charge to first responders, paid for by the Ellicottville Fire Dept. For more information contact Chief Ed Fredrickson, Ellicottville Fire Dept., 716-699-2717. Horse Resource will also be holding a Tack Swap/ Auction December 1, 2012, at the Allegany Community Center. The tack swap will begin at 10 a.m. followed by an auction at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in renting a table for $10 to sell tack should contact Ms. Widger at 699-2940 or Ruthe Riehle at 373- •DETAIL SPECIAL

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and the Surrounding Communities July 13 6:00 pm Rock the Park Allegany State Park Live music with Kevin McCarthy and the Porcelain Bus Drivers at Red House Beach.

Sommerville Valley Rd Fireworks, Rodeo, Chicken BBQ, Western Exhibitor Trade Show. Call 7166999-4839, www.

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July 10 Zumbaversary Zumba- Great Valley Firemen’s Clubhouse from 6:30-7:30pm. There will be 4 instructors to dance with to and burn those holiday calories with. Raffles and giveaways and lots of fun!

The Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Race Series. Race dates are June 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. July 13-15 Veterans Pow Wow Cattaraugus Community Center at 12767 Route 438 in Irving, NY. The theme this year is “Honor All Veterans”

July 11 Garden Lectures at the Nannen Arboretum 7:00 pm, “Hands-On Pruning” and “How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms” - Free

July 13, 14, 15 Little Valley Trail Riders Trail Ride N’ Learn Weekend, Little Valley NY, littlevalleyr idersclub@

July 11 Great Valley Seniors Includes Great Valley, Humphrey, Salamanca, Ellicottville, and Mansfieldwill meet on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Great Valley Fire Hall. Potluck luncheon at 1:00 p.m. Please call Yvonne Darts at 716-945-4586

July 14 Cattaraugus County Arts Council Cause for Celebration Raffle 6-8 p.m. at CCAC’s studio, 100 W. Main St. Allegany. Call 716-372-7455

Thursday July 12 Free Gazebo Concert Stone Row Celtic & World Music, sponsored by Five Star Bank 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Village Gazebo. Bring a chair, blanket and a picnic!

July 16-19 Camp Creation @ Canticle Farm Where Children Learn About Care for Creation Ages 6-10 $30 registration fee-deadline: July 9, 2012 Visit www.canticlefarm. org or call 716-373-0200, ext. 3358 for application July 16 Salamanca Historical Society 6:30 p.m. Karen Hubbard and John Crocitto with Tammy Cummings, The Ghost of American Legion Post 535, 125 Main St., Salamanca 716-945-2946

July 6-8 Summer Independence Horse Show Little Valley Fairgrounds July 7 Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest Veterans Memorial Park, Salamanca, 716-945-2034

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July 14 Bona Fest St. Bonaventure Church; enough food, music, games, and celebration to keep the whole family happy. July 15 6 Hours of Power Mountain Bike Race Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center, Ellicottville

July 21 Kids & Cancer Motorcycle Benefit Run Bikers cruise around Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southwestern New York, there will also be a motorcycle raffle, Bradford, PA, 814-386-6738 or kidsandcancerbenefitrun. com July 21-22 Festa Italiana St. John’s Church, Olean, enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and music. Kids games, games of chance, music and more! July 2-22 Seneca POW WOW Salamanca, Veterans Memorial Park, drum and dance competitions as well as food and craft vendors. July 27- 29 Jazz and Blues Festival Ellicottville July 29 Art in the Park, Taste of Olean Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Olean campus of Jamestown Community College. Call CCAC 3727455

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August 25-26 Americana Folk Art Festival Ellicottville Folk artists of all kinds!

August 5 Ultra Trail Run 4 mile and 12 mile Trail Runs, Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center, Ellicottville www. August 10 Beach Party at Red House Beach Allegany State Park Live music, jugglers, face painting & crafts. August 11-12 Taste of Ellicottville Sample the best that

Ellicottville’s 22 fine restaurants have to offer, tickets are $1 each 12-4pm August 17-19 Centurion Cycling Event A brand new cycling event to Ellicottville with multiple distances: C100, C50, C25, Team Time Trial, Kid’s Ride, Expo Village. All cycling ability levels can participate on controlled courses. August 20 Salamanca Historical Society 6:30 p.m. Mary McQueen and Robin 2009 Eukanuba Champion in Law Enforcement, Robin’s Story, 125 Main St., Salamanca 716-945-2946 August 25 Voodoo Moon A tribute to Michael Kerns, 6 p.m. Cajun Cook off at John Harvard’s pool complex-Holiday Valley, proceeds go to Ellicottville Rotary Club, tickets are $65 call 716-699-8758

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Happy 175th Birthday to the Village of Ellicottville, 1837-2012 Our meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month. All meetings are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library at 7:30. Memberships only $5.00 History of Ellicottville Speaker Series, In honor of 175 years August 14-Early Industries September 11- School Days October 9- Local Forum; selected life long residents will share their memories of the village. Our annual summer outing will take place Aug 22, with a Bus trip to the Pan American Exhibition Museum and the Erie County Historical Museum in Buffalo. This trip will include members of the Franklinville and Salamanca Historical Societies. Save that date!! Call Cathy Lacy for reservations 945-5080

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Cattaraugus County Fair CONT. FROM FRONTGATEFOLD, are Tony Petersen’s Hell Drivers, USA East Sanctioned Big Rig Truck Pull, Wild World of Animals and The Marvelous Mutts. Returning favorites include the Monster Mash Truck Rally and the Western New York Stock Tractor Pull. The Tony Petersen’s Hell Drivers show, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 31, will feature automobiles performing stunts such as high-speed reverse spins, deliberate crashes and tricky twowheel driving. The USA East Sanctioned Big Rig Truck Pull and WNY Pro Stock Tractor Pull will occur at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4. According to, the Big Rigs Pulling Series is the oldest and the best of the modified semi-truck pulling programs and features a number of former national and regional championship trucks. The price of general admission will not cover the event, so a $5 grandstand charge will be added. The Wild World of Animals show will include a wide-range of animals, from arthropods to amphibians to reptiles to birds to mammals. Audiences will not only learn about the animals, but also be able to enjoy their funny antics and awesome natural abilities. Another new animal show, The Marvelous Mutts, will showcase worldclass canine athletes flipping and flying through the air to catch

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seating and $28 for grandstand seating. Of course, a major component of the Cattaraugus County Fair is its animal- and agriculturerelated events, namely those involving the 4-H. The schedule for this year’s 4-H events is as follows: July 30 - Western Horse Show at 8:30 a.m. and Horse Driving Classes and Horse Costume class at 4:30 p.m. July 31 - Novice/Walk-Trot Horse Show at 8:30 a.m. and Horse Gaming Show at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 - English Horse Show at 8:30 a.m. Other animal and agricutlure events include: July 30 - Goat Show (Junior Department and Open Class) at 10:30 a.m. July 31 - Open Class Holstein and Guemsey Show at 8:30 a.m.; Swine Show at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 - Junior Department Dairy Showmanship at 9 a.m., followed by Junior Department Dairy Show; Junior Sheep Show at 10 a.m., followed by the Open

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Elementary Principal Connie Poulin discussed a summer six-week special-education program under contract with BOCES, so that school buses and minivans will be seen “out and about”. Bob Miller, high school principal, gave an update on summer school attendance, which is down from 20 students last year to five to 10 this summer. He presented regents results and compared them to 2011, detailing sciences, social studies, mathematics and English in three categories: Pass with 65 percent, Pass with 85 percent and Pass with 90 percent. Fifteen more students took the exam this year. Students in the 65 percent pass category had an overall decline of 2 percent. Students in the 85 percent pass category had an overall decline of 13 percent, with an increase of 22 percent in science and a decrease of 40 percent in English. Students in the 90 percent-plus pass Sheep Show; Miniature Horse Pull at 1 p.m.; Miniature Horse Show at 3:30 p.m.; Cat Show at 6:30 p.m. (Entertainment Pavillion) Aug. 2 - Junior Department and Open Class Beef Show (Master Showman to Follow) at 9 a.m.; Rabbit/Cavy Showmanship at 9 a.m.; Dog Knowledge Test at 5 p.m.; Dog Obedience Test at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 - All Breed Horse Show at 8:30 a.m.; Grand Championship Livestock Showman Contest at 10:30 a.m.; Barnyard Olympics at 2 p.m. Aug. 4 - Open Class Dairy Show (Colored Breeds) at 8:30 a.m.; All Breeds Horse Show at 8:30 a.m.; Market Animal Sale at 1 p.m. Aug. 5 - All Breeds Horse Show at 8:30 a.m. Fair-goers might also enjoy going on any or all of the fair’s 21 rides, including the Cliff Hanger, the Flying Bobs and the Zipper. As for her hopes for this year’s fair, Ms. Charlesworth said that they are probably the same as always: that it’s successful, everyone’s safe and .. that we don’t have much rain. She said the fair’s hometown feeling and all-around value are what keep people coming back. “We have a lot of local vendors and a lot of 4-H and agriculture but then we have big-name entertainers and monster truck shows and motor events, so it kind of spans from every angle,” she said. This article is the first in a series of stories that The Ellicottville Times will run on the Cattaraugus County Fair. Next week’s fair article will focus on musical entertainment and grandstand events.

category had an overall decline of 2 percent, again showing a strong increase in science (31 percent), but a decrease of 34 percent in English. Miller also presented a report on an algebra pilot program initiated by ECS Teacher Melissa Reedy. She developed a pre-algebra program for the 2010-11 school, followed by algebra in the 2011-12 school year, which showed a significant improvement in test results. A test group of 10 students scored in the below-65 percent range in 2010, then showed score results averaging in the upper 70s after completing the pre-algebra/algebra program in 2012. Miller commended Reedy’s initiative in creating the program and ECS may be sharing the program with other schools. The next meeting of the newly elected Board of Education will be at 7:30 p.m. July 31 in the ECS high school library.

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daily. I check to see if watering is necessary, if any harmful  pest are devouring my plants and of course pulling any weeds that have sprouted overnight.  So far, so good!   Controlling garden pests is almost a full time job unless you did some companion planting to encourage the beneficial insects and discourage the harmful ones.  When you are checking your

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

plants, take a bucket of soapy water to drop any harmful insects in. But try identify the insect  so the beneficial insects are not the ones ending up in the bucket.  Weeds are also garden ‘pests’.  Mulching or pulling them on a regular basis will stop them from robbing your plants of the nutrients in the soil.  Weeds should not be pulled from ‘bonedry’ soil.  This can effect any moisture in the soil.  Water first, then gently tug at the weed to insure getting the whole root, shake the soil back into the garden and compost the rest.   Now that we see more and more flowers appearing, remember to ‘deadhead’ - remove spent flowers - to encourage longer flowering and/or repeat flowering.  This works especially well with annuals but perennials benefit from ‘deadheading’ also.  You don’t have to wait until flowers are spent, cut  flowers for a lovely bouquet for your porch or to share with friends.  Our lawns are taking a beating with the hot, dry weather.  Unless you are able to deep water    your lawn frequently - a good inch or more - keep the grass a little longer.  The

longer grass will protect the roots from drying out. Grass is a cool weather crop and will go dormant during periods of little to no rain or watering and excessive heat.  When the rains and cooler weather return, your grass will again begin to grow.   WEDNESDAY IN THE ARBORETUM begins on July 11th at 7 pm.  The schedule for these informative sessions appears in this paper and we look forward to seeing you there.  Also, the Master Gardeners will have plants available for our ‘Picka-Plant’.  This is a fund raiser for future Master Gardener programs like GARDENING DAY in the Spring.

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Bill Atwood at John Harvard’s restaurant, celebrating his Hole in One he sank during the Holiday Valley Pro-Am Tournament. A former, longtime Ellicottville resident, Bill is home for his annual summer visit. Bragging rights this visit gave him the new nickname “Double Ace Bill:” This is Bill’s second hole in one.

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Allegany State Park Summer Events Looking for something cool to do on Friday, July 13th? Then come “Rock the Park” at Allegany State Park! The park, along with sponsor J-Conn Enterprises will present a fun night of music and dancing featuring popular Allegany State Park Artist in Residence Kevin McCarthy and Chautauqua County’s own Porcelain Bus Drivers. The fun begins at 6:00PM at the Red House Beach area. Kevin McCarthy is one of Western New York’s most sought after entertainers. He is one of the founders of the band, McCarthyizm.

McCarthyizm has shared the stage with such bands as The 10,000 Maniacs and The Goo Goo Dolls. As a solo artist Kevin has played all over the United States, Canada, and beyond. He is a 2009 inductee into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. His high energy and interactive show will have everyone out of their seats and dancing! Jamestown’s Porcelain Bus Drivers will keep the party going with their high energy show! They have been playing for 15 years, performing throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. They play a wide variety of music with an “infamous

horn section” to back it up! The Porcelain Bus Drivers have performed at Buffalo Sabre Ryan Miller’s Catwalk for Charity and former Buffalo Bill, Jim Kelly’s Celebrity Golf Tournament. They have also performed with Corey Wells of Three Dog Night, opened for Loverboy, and have headlined the North East Wine Festival for the past several years! So “jump on the bus” at this stop at Allegany State Park! For information check out the Allegany State Park Facebook page or call the Recreation Dept. at 716-354-911 ext. 236.

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Lawrence, who runs www., which hosts 6 Hours of Power among numerous other outdoor athletic events throughout the year in Western New York, said 6 Hours of Power is a unique and appealing event because it promotes performance, endurance and pure power of any mountain biker. "It's the racer against himself or herself, 10-mile laps of some of the most manicured and demanding single track on the east coast, a spectrum of talent from several surrounding states and Canada and a positive vibe second to few in the industry," he said. Our volunteers, local shops and national sponsors pour their hearts into 6 Hours of Power and we are happy to have the support of a terrific venue such as Holiday Valley," he said. Classes for solo cyclists are based on age and include under-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 or 50-andup. Male, female and coed teams will compete in one of three combined-age groups: under-30, 31-45 or 46-and-up. Single-

speed cyclists riding solo or with a team will not be divided into age groups. With all bikes in the racks at 9:45 a.m., cyclsists will begin the race with an 1/8th-of-amile LeMans-style running start then retrieve their bikes and continue on the course. According to, the first water station will be at mile three, which has a short recovery section that leads to "a beautiful and challenging singletrack haven on state land. The second water station includes "another recovery area and flat gravel section that lets riders recover for the trip back down the mountain to the transition area." At the transition area, riders must dismount and walk their bikes through the timing area, where their lap times will be recorded. Riders can then rest, eat or hydrate and proceed on the course through the 4 p.m. cutoff time. Cyclists can set up their pit areas just beyond the transition area from 6-8 p.m. or at 7 a.m. on race day. The race will officially end at 6 p.m.

In addition to the race, 6 Hours of Power will feature a post-race pasta party at 4:30 p.m., door prizes and awards, the latter of which will be presented as follows: Overall solo male, solo female and overall team winners will receive cash, trophies and prizes. Trophies will be awarded three-deep in all age groups (male and female), plus a product prize for firstplace in each solo group. Trophies will also be awarded three-deep in the male, female, co-ed and single-speed divisions and a product prize will be presented to the firstplace winner of each. Mr. Lawrence said that  is luck and proud to keep the tradition alive and to work feverishly to host a practical, supportive and demanding endurance event. "Our volunteers, local shops and national sponsors pour their hearts into 6 Hours of Power and we are happy to have the support of a terrific venue such as Holiday Valley," he said.

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