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Americana Folk Art Festival This Weekend
by Sue Whistler
The Americana Folk Art Festival will be held at the village gazebo on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26 and will feature the work of several local artists, live music and a quilt show on the lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church. The fun starts both days at 10 a.m. and goes until about 4 p.m. with live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday features the band Weekly Notice with Fred Joseph and Rod Tucker. Sunday you can hear Wild Oats with Tory and Rob Bedard. The festival winds down with an auction at 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The festival is organized by Ellicottville’s own Bob McCarthy, local artist and Ellicottville goodwill ambassador. There will be seven folk art cottages on site, each of which will house a different artist and their work. Three of the cottages were built by McCarthy, one by Chris Woodareck, and three by woodcarver Doug Stein, who will also be displaying his handcarved creations at the festival. You will find Ellicottville Times Editor Jennie Acklin weaving wool that has been spun by local horse whisperer Annie Widger in the Weaver’s Cottage. Huey Dunne will display pieces from his Art of the Forest collection. Huey creates his unique, handcrafted furniture from organic artifacts, which he scavenges from the local landscape. Other featured artists include woodcrafter Emily Arena, water colorist Pat Kerl, birdhouse fabricator Lisa Hitchcock, as well as jewelry by Urania Shaklee, owner of the Purple Doorknob. Perhaps the best part of the Americana Folk Art Festival is the active participation of some very talented and civicminded local young people. Eight- and 12-year-old siblings, See Americana Folk Art Page 2
Volunteers and Cyclists Make Centurion an Ellicottville Success by Jeff Cole
After three days of cycling, Centurion Ellicottville crossed the finish line a winner this past Sunday, thanks to hundreds of cyclists and volunteers who made that happen. The two-day festival took place Saturday and Sunday and included a C25, a C50, a C100 and a ride with Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine. This year was the first of five consecutive years the event will be held in Ellicottville.
Competitive Skiing Approved for WNY Section Six Schools ECS Pursuing a Team – Coach to be Named
by Jennie Acklin
In an interview with ECS Athletic Director Karl Schwartz on Monday afternoon, he talked about the recent announcement of the Section 6 approval of a competitive skiing program for all WNY
schools. “I am delighted that this is happening under my watch,” said Schwartz. Ellicottville Central School is pursuing the necessary steps in putting together a team. Miguel Azcarate, racing coach
for Holiday Valley, has been working diligently for several years to bring racing to the school level. Although no coach for the school team has been named as yet, it is an exciting accomplishment for everyone involved. Finally students can receive the recognition they deserve from the school and their community for all of their hard work on the slopes. And the possibility of athletic scholarships is an important part of this program. All other school sections in New York have a school level race team, and now WNY can finally join the list.
According to event organizers, the Centurion featured about 650 entries, about 85 percent of whom came to Ellicottville for the first time. Many cyclists said that they would be interested in returning to Ellicottville, not just to race, but simply to visit. A number of cyclists also posted positive comments on the Centurion’s Facebook page. Charlie Dias wrote, “Thank YOU Centurion for coming here. PLEASE do so again next year ... and maybe
bring some more events into Buffalo/Niagara area. Your organization is top notch, and I would ride with you any day!” Henry Lo wrote, “Talking to a few locals, they were all excited about this event. These people actually want us to be there. So refreshingly different from all the complaining in some big city events I participated in the past.” Cyclists also noted that the course was more challenging than the other Centurion venues,
due to a more hilly terrain, though they mentioned this was something they enjoyed. Krista Flanagan, marketing/media relations contact for the Centurion, said that her organization was hoping for more cyclists, but noted that in other towns that have hosted the Centurion, participation has grown to about 4,0005,000 cyclists during the third of fourth year that a town has hosted See Centurion page 9
Holimont Marks a Half-Century of Skiing
The new chairlift currently being installed in honor of HoliMont’s upcoming 50th anniversary exemplifies one of many changes for the ski area as its monumental winter season approaches. This winter season will mark a half-century of business for HoliMont and in honor of the historic
occasion, the ski area has been working all summer on installing its first high-speed detachable quad chairlift. The addition will replace the old Exhibition chairlift and will be dubbed “The Exhibition Express,” according to Dash Hegeman, marketing director for Holimont. “This upgrade was one
that the majority of the HoliMont membership wanted to see happen and the membership is looking forward to experiencing the final product. With the upgrade of this lift, members and guests will be able to get to the top and disperse throughout the mountain faster than ever, which ultimately will allow for more runs to be made and more fun to be had,” he said. Hegeman said the price tag for the new chairlift was approximately $3.6 million and that HoliMont hopes to have the lift ready to use by the start of the Ellicottville Fall Festival. In addition, the ski area is spending slightly more than $700,000 on other infrastructure this year. Dave Riley, general manager of HoliMont, said See Holimont page 2
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An Ellicottville Enthusiast Doris Peyser was born March 21, 1920, in New York City, NY, the daughter of Carl and Charlotte (Pfeiffer) Beecher. She married Jesse Peyser, who worked for the May Company as a cosmetics buyer. In 1950, he was transferred to Cleveland OH, so off to Ohio they went. Doris was a first grade teacher for 30 years in Pepper Pike, OH, on the east side of Cleveland. She and Jesse were very active in the local theatre, orchestra and many social activities, including the Elyssium Skating Club in Cleveland. That is where Doris was first introduced to skiing in 1958. Doris went on a ski trip with several friends from the Skating Club to Aspen CO. After returning home from Aspen, that same winter she decided to look into coming to Ellicottville and skiing at the brand new Holiday Valley ski resort. For two years Doris and Jesse and family rented rooms at the the Holiday Valley Motel – sometimes coming just herself with the kids to ski. In the summer of 1960, they put an ad in the Ellicottville Post for a room for rent, and received a letter from Mrs. Meineke, $75 for the winter months, and $35 for the summer months. They rented initially, and ended up buying that same house, 67 Elizabeth Street, in 1962, spending as much time here as possible. (Next door to John Burrell's grandmother's home originally.) While living in Cleveland, the Peysers' were very involved with the Cleveland Ski Fair, which funded the US Ski Team at that time. Doris was the Cleveland Ski Queen in 1964. After Doris' husband passed away, she continued teaching for a few more years until
pa participants. She al also worked with M Mike Kerns Sr on the downtown M Mardi Gras pa parade. Doris was an av avid gardener, an transplanted and he peonies and her fo forsythia from Cl Cleveland to El Ellicottville when sh moved here. she Doris also lov loved to golf, and we went out on the co course most every m morning with her fri friends. They ha had a “ladies' ag agreement” that “if we didn't hit her retirement in 1977, the ball after ten swings, when she moved to we'd have a hearty laugh Ellicottville permanently. and move on to the next She was a member of the hole”, according to her dear friend Lois Siggelkow. Doris' favorite run at Holiday Valley was Independence. Her family called her a “cautious expert”. She, like many moms, spent a lot of time getting the family taken care of before, during and after skiing, so she didn't always have a lot of time for herself on the slopes. Doris passed away Doris, Holiday Valley Winter Sunday August 12, 2012. Carnival Ski Queen She was a gracious lady to all of the people who knew Ellicottville Ski Club, the her here in Ellicottville, Alley Katz, the Book Club, and the friends she left and a board member behind in Cleveland. One of the Ellicottville Arts of her favorite recipes Appreciation Association, from the cookbook she where she helped put together for the EAAA organize jazz concerts, is show below, a fitting volunteer opportunities way to always remember and fundraisers. She her. Memorials may be was also involved with made to the Arboretum the Arboretum at the and the Almost Home Cooperative Extension Animan Sanctuary. in Ellicottville, helping Mr. Ploetz with the Doris’ Favorite creation. Doris was Sugared Pecans an avid reader, held a by Doris Peyser Masters in Education, 2 egg whites and loved doing the NY 1 lb pecan halves Times crossword puzzles 1 cup granulated sugar in pen! She was also 1 tsp cinnamon on the Ellicottville ZBA, Mix pecans with unbeaten and worked with the egg whites. Combine sugar creators of E'ville Events and cinnamon and pour over publication. pecans. Mix well. Spread out The Winter Canival on a large buttered sheet. Bake was another event she at 225 degrees for 30 minutes. loved. She and Jesse Turn over with a spatula and ran the event at Holiday bake 5 more minutes. Cool. Valley for years, and were Remove with spatula. May instrumental in creating be frozen if container is tightly many memories for all sealed.
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investing is key to being a successful business. “We firmly believe that if you’re not investing in your business, and it doesn’t matter what the business is, you’re getting behind and we want to be one of the successful ski areas, we want to provide the best service and the best snow and the best experience, so this is all just part of that plan. We’re going to continue to invest and upgrade the facility,” he said. Generating revenue in order to upgrade the resort’s infrastructure is just one of the goals of HoliMont’s upcoming $22 million multiyear expansion project, in which 31 lots ranging from a third-of-an-acre to half-anacre in size will be auctioned off, starting in October. “All of this real estate is excellent ski-in and ski-out (terrain) and we are going to build a new chalet over in the Sunset area, open up a new ski slope in the Sunset area, put in a new detachable in the Sunset area, relocate the beginner area into the Sunset area and a whole lot of other upgrades. This is a big project for us,” said Riley, who mentioned providing good ski-in and ski-out terrain to people as the other reason for the project. Riley said HoliMont is basically developing property located west of the resort that individuals can purchase “to build their chalet or house on or whatever they want.” Sales of these lots will determine when the infrastructural changes, such as construction of the new chalet and the opening of a new ski slope, will happen. “We’re going to be selling lots and using the revenue from the lots to roll back into the infrastructure of the club, but my guess is two or three years down the road you’ll be seeing the infrastructure
parts of it going in,” Riley said. As for more immediate changes, a new pole barn that will be used for storage was completed in July and the three old buildings behind the chalet were replaced with a new, 1,000-square-foot building that will be used for storing chairs and sheaves from the old Exhibition lift, as well as winter and summer equipment, such as snowmobiles and fourwheelers. Two more Snow Machines, Inc. (SMI) Super PoleCat land guns will allow HoliMont to manufacture snow quicker for its members and guests. “We already use a number of SMI land guns so these will just be added to the fleet,” Hegeman said. “We presently have about 140 guns to make snow. These new guns are a portable ‘land gun,’ in that they are on a carriage, not a tower so there is no installation. We have 19 of this type already and the new ones will increase that type of snowmakers’ capacity. We generally use the portable guns for the Terrain Park, the half pipe, the boarder cross and air site. They will be placed wherever they are needed but will help get those areas open sooner.” Last year, HoliMont came out with a new terrain park feature, a three-dimensional
stegosaurus box ride, and this year it will unveil another new feature on the Half Moon slope. “This is a surprise. It will not have a prehistoric them. That’s all the information we can divulge at this time,” Hegeman said. HoliMont is also spending almost $30,000 in capital to support its adaptive ski program, which helps to get both children and adults with various handicaps out on the slopes and enjoying snow sports. The money will go to an assortment of projects that will help to better serve the program, including the addition of a wheelchair lift outside the ski school building, which will become even more handicapaccessible as a result. Hegeman said that HoliMont is really looking forward to a strong 50th anniversary season. Last season’s weather, he said, was not ideal in terms of putting together a long and fun ski season, thought HoliMont members and guests were very positive about the product that was put out on the hill. “With a little help from Mother Nature, we are hoping to be able to build on that positive vibe and provide everyone with pristine corduroy, a fun terrain park, and an overall on-hill experience that is second to none,” he said.
Zippo Revamps Retail Store At Company’s Pennsylvania Museum New Facility is First of Several International Zippo Lifestyle Stores
Doris Peyser, center, and her family skiing at Holiday Valley.
Americana Folk Art Fair Cont. from Front Page
Folk artists Bob McCarthy and Huey Dunne
Elsa and Walter Woodarek, are among the featured artists. Elsa creates her own unique jewelry designs and her brother Walter is a coppersmith. Nine yearold twins, Hayley and Logan Fredrickson, have recruited several of their friends to help set up and run a lemonade stand. They will donate the proceeds to the Ellicottville Food Pantry. All auction proceeds will benefit Ellicottville Public Charities, which was founded and is run by Sherman Wilkins. McCarthy said he organized this festival because he “wants people to discover Ellicottville.” In addition to two fabulous ski
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resorts, unique boutiques and great restaurants, Ellicottville is home to a vibrant and diverse group of artists, craftsmen and exceptional year-round residents who love and work hard to support this wonderful community. Those who visit only during the ski season are apt to miss that facet of this special place.
Zippo unveiled its newly designed retail store at the company’s museum in Bradford, PA. The retail store, which underwent a complete transformation, was updated with a sleek, contemporary design to reflect the company’s focus as a lifestyle brand. The store is located within
the Zippo/Case Museum - a 15,000 square foot attraction that honors the legacy of both Zippo and its subsidiary, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. The official grand opening will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012. “We wanted to give our consumers a completely new
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Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff in Ellicottville As part of the last full weekend in August, TheVoodo Moon Party, a tribute to Michael Kerns, will happen. This is a Rotary sponsored Gourmet Cocktail Party event that will begin at 6:00 PM this Saturday, outdoors by the John Harvard/ Cabana Bar/ Holiday Valley Pool Complex. The food is sponsored and produced by most all of our local restaurants and clubs. There will be music by “The Blue Sky Mission Club” who will be practicing the age-old tradition of playing music people wish to dance to. Tickets are available at $65.00 each from any Rotary member or at the front desk of The Inn at Holiday Valley. This is truly a great party. Also this weekend, we will have The Americana Folk Art & Music Fair organized and put together by Bob McCarthy and Huey Dunne. This truly wonderful festival will take place in The Town Park & Gazebo both Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. Arts and crafts will be on display and for sale with a live auction Sunday afternoon and yes there will be music. First “The Far Out Band”, from The Gin Mill featuring Freddie Joseph and RT Live will perform at 11:00 AM Saturday and “Wild Oats” featuring the acoustic duo of Tory and Rob Bedard at 11:00 AM Sunday. Besides these two great events, we will have other music and FUN STUFF happening. Starting today Friday August 24, 2012 through Thursday August 30, 2012 we will have twelve Bands doing thirteen gigs, two DJ’s, several Sound System Music Events plus all the food and beverage specials that make our neighborhood such a great place to visit and or live. We also will be celebrating our son Sean’s 38th birthday this Saturday. Happy Birthday Sean. With the dog days of summer underway, remember we still have great FUN golf available at both Holiday Valley and Elkdale Country Club. Just call either course, make a Tee Time, then get out and enjoy what our summer time has to offer. Like we do most weeks, here are a few suggestions for FUN that doesn’t include music. First, The Depot will continue with their summer hours, which are Thursday through Saturday. Yes, their pizza and wing specials will be there. So as Moose says, “If Food, Liquor, & Laughter are what you are after, The Ellicottville Depot is your place”. Just to the east of our village we have The Birdwalk Restaurant & Antique Shop. Here you will ﬁnd great gourmet pizza specials along with a ﬁne dinning menu that will have you returning for sure. Tips Up Cafe is a wonderful restaurant located on Washington Street. Beside an excellent and well prepared ﬁne dinning menu you will get to experience, what we call, Ellicottville’s local home town service with a Tips Up Cafe Smile. Then on Monroe Street, The Barn Restaurant, another local and family friendly place, offers great food, especially the Friday Fish Fry, and drink specials along with all ages friendly service. All of this creates an atmosphere that is a FUN Barn Experience. One more item before we get rolling, The PUB in
C.U. ‘Round The Music Scene 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. Our band parade begins about 7:00 PM Friday in Balloons with “The Paul Briandi All Stars Band” performing their really entertaining Blues, R&B to Classic Rock Show. For this gig they will be a ﬁve-piece band, guitar, drums, keys, sax and vocals. Their previous Balloons Shows were gigs that really moved your body and soul. All Blues to Rock fans will want to catch this one. Following “The Paul Briandi All Star Band”, “Personable DJ John Barry” will keep the party going from Balloons Sound & Light Booth with his LIVE Personality Show Off Show. This show includes John’s unique chitter-chatter and a FUN danceable selection of tunes, till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday “RT Live” will be WOWING The Gin Mill Crowd with his acoustic version of many classics to country rock tunes. RT is also part of “The FAR Out Band” that does such a great job in The Gin Mill on Thursdays. He will be a solo act for this show and as he has done in the past, create a FUN acoustic Gin Mill Music Night. Also remember, The Gin Mill serves their excellent and reasonably priced menu till midnight on weekends. Saturday music begins at 4:00 PM in Kabob’s Kafe with Bruce Dominessy doing another acoustic jazzy solo gig. This being his third Kabob’s Kafe Show which has created a neat start to Ellicottville’s Saturday evening of music. Then at 6:00 PM Saturday, “The Electras” will be ROCKIN The Balloons Crowd with their “Hot Chicago Blues Show”. This Buffalo based band features four veteran Blues Musicians who have been part of the WNY Blues scene since before disco. Today, according to their website, this band remains true to their soulful blues roots. So if you love The Blues, Balloons is the place to be this Saturday. Following “The Electras”, “ “DJ Flakey Frank Watson”, “Ellicottville’s True Party Monster”, will be in Balloons Sound & Light Booth displaying his innovative plan to continue the party already in place, with trend setting chit-chat and tune selection till close. Returning to 7:00 PM Saturday “Hintz of Thunder” will be doing an acoustic duo gig at The Silver Fox. This is the “Mandy and Dave Duo” that did such a wonderful job three weeks ago in The Town Gazebo celebrating the 175Year Anniversary of St John’s Church and The Village of Ellicottville. Then at 9:00 PM Saturday, The Gin Mill will continue this FUN music Saturday with “The Speedy Parker Blues Band”. “Unique Blues” is how “Speedy Parker” describes The Blues tunes they play. In fact they play Blues that you can feel all the way to your soul. Every time this Gin Mill Regular Band has played in here in Ellicottville, they have performed an excellent Blues Show. So lets get out and welcome “The Speedy Parker Blues Band” and enjoy
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the FUN they create with their version of The Blues. We now move to Monday beginning in The Gin Mill with their “All U Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner” for only $6.99. As always, “Country Connor, The Crash Dummy” will be on bar duty feeding The Gin Mill’s Sound System with excellent traditional country tunes that will make this wonderful Gin Mill Dinner Special even better. The ﬁrst band show of the new week, “Brews & Bluegrass”, begins at 6:30 PM Monday in The Ellicottville Brewing Company featuring music by “The Blue Mule Band”. Bluegrass with heart performed in this excellent ﬁve-piece band’s interesting way will, for sure, make for a FUN Music Evening in The Ellicottville Brewing Company. Monday rounds out at 10:00 PM Sharp with Madigans Church on Monday. Reverend Jack along with Deacon Dan will be ROCKIN their loyal following with another night of original Honky Tonk to Rock-A-Billy tunes done in their FUN and entertaining way. Therefore, another Unique Madigans Music Night will happen. Moving to 8:00 PM Wednesday, The Gin Mill will have Joe Wagner and John Winston doing their neat and traditional 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. Then at 8:00 PM Thursday “The FAR Out Band” will be ROCKIN The Gin Mill. “The FAR Out Band”, which is “The Fred And Rod Outstanding Band” with Freddie on bongos and vocals and Rod on guitar and vocals. As we all know, we will hear tunes with an excellent country to southern rock sound, which will create another excellent Gin Mill Night of Music.
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Being Deaf Is A Different Culture This past Sunday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville, was host to seven deaf people, most of whom were experiencing their first signed worship service.“Don’t call me deaf and dumb. Don’t call me handicapped,” said Ed Wright. “Never tell anybody you feel sorry for us. We are not handicapped or hearing impaired. Deaf is the only name to call us by.” Sandra Leach from Westfield said, “The church I go to doesn’t have an interpreter and this is so much better.” “I really enjoyed the church service and I want to thank Kathy Schuster, Ken’s wife, for asking us to come here and the pastor (Wm. L. Kay) for his nice service,” said Lois Andrews from Olean. “I don’t like the word handicap,” said Bob Teall from Wellsville. “I really prefer people to see deaf people as a culture that’s equal with the hearing culture. It’s just a different
way of communicating, that’s all. I know you can’t sign and I can’t talk. A lot of hearing people force me to read their lips. I would like to force them to read my hand.” An estimated three out of 3,000 people worldwide are deaf. Most of them do not have the opportunity to speak through an interpreter. “The deaf are all over but they hide and sometimes they don’t all have video phones or email or aren’t going to read English. If you advertise (in newspapers) someone might see it and tell them,” said Bob Austin. “Many people will say that deaf people are dumb, mentally retarded or something. Have you heard the term ‘deaf and dumb’? Like deaf and mentally retarded. That’s what my parents thought. That if I didn’t respond to them when they talked to me there was something wrong in my brain. I grew up like that and people thought that is what was
going on with me.” Teall would like to see an event that deaf people could attend that would enable them to form fellowships with and get to know hearing people. Pam Duttweiler, an interpreter who lives in Angelica, said, “Having a deaf cousin is why I learned sign language. I started learning it when I was 16 years old. I was fascinated with different cultures but don’t really like to travel, so here is a different culture right amongst us. I really enjoyed learning about the differences between hearing culture and deaf culture and the respect you can have for each community.” Duttweiler enjoys teaching an ASL (American Sign Language) class at Genesee Community College in Arcade, where she introduces hearing students to the deaf culture. “At first students will take the class not knowing anything about deaf people thinking, ‘Oh poor deaf people, they’re handicapped, they’re disabled, they’re hearing impaired,’ but deaf people don’t see themselves as hearing impaired or disabled in any way. Being deaf is a different culture and a different language, just as Spanish or any other spoken language,” said Duttweiler. Sandra Leach just wants to thank Schuster. “Thank you so much one last time, thank you so much,” she said.
Friday August 24, 2012
Motivational speakers. Putting fire to feet. No, really.
by Mary Fox
I am not a big fan of motivational speakers. They’re kind of like snake oil salespeople with great lines. Lines like “Chase your passion not your pension.” Or “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” And “If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.” (Although The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest was extraordinarily successful.) Motivational speakers are selling fresh air to flat tires. A day later, that slow leak is back. A blind man telling his story about climbing Mount Everest is sure to be dramatic and entertaining but a week later, does it help you sell more cars? A quick look at the stock market, your bank balance and those two kids headed for college – now if that doesn’t inspire you to double your production, no words will. Although I don’t believe them to be effective, I do believe motivational speakers to be harmless … until last month. Last month in San Jose, California 21 people participating in Tony Robbin’s motivational walk-on-hotcoals exercise were treated for second and third degree burns. Tony Robbins is a motivational guru who makes – let’s see 6,000 people attended the four-day motivational at a fee of $2,000 per person, that’s six zeros with a 12 out front – an awful lot of money. Last year Tony Robbins made more money that Mitt Romney was able to hide! The fire walk – a motivational metaphor for facing your fears and accomplishing your goals – involves walking barefoot across eight feet of red hot coals. During this particular fire walk, instead of chanting “Yes I can!” people were screaming “Holy Crap!” and hobbling toward a nearby water fountain. Tony’s fire walk exercise was titled “Unleash The Power
By William Thomas Within” and many of them did, by surpassing Usain Bolt’s Olympic record for the 100 metres. As a manager, how many times have you said you need to light a fire under a few of your employees? Well, apparently Tony’s your man. If you want to motivate people to eagerly jump out of bed in the morning you can do no better than have them experience the recurring nightmare of the Tony’s fire walk. “It transformed people’s lives in a single night,” said a real estate agent from Toronto. I’ll say. How many conferences have you returned home from … wearing pillows on your feet? Tony Robbins who makes his living speaking was unavailable for comment. In light of this chaotic turn of events, meeting planners are taking a second look at Tony Robbins’ motivational quotes. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” Blisters!?! “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach!” In other words, walk the walk but be prepared to run like hell. “Personal power is the ability to take action.” But not legal action, okay? “For changes to be of any value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.” As they say, skin will regrow but that video of Mom screaming “Tony! You crazy SOB” will play on YouTube forever. “Determination is the wakeup call to the human will.” And that stretch of burning coals over there is the snooze alarm. Here then are some sure-fire signs you might be attending a bad motivational seminar. •As you stare at the speaker talking about the three P’s “Passion, Purpose and
Preparedness,” you notice his fly is down. •The Olympic wrestler talking about his path to glory and gold looks an awful lot like Barry Bonds. •It’s not until you sit down with the life coach for a one-onone consultation that you notice the scars on his wrists. •You actually do feel more self-confident since the motivational hypnotic session, but every time you pass a KFC you cluck like a chicken. •Following the fire walk exercise, the speaker instructs you to look at the person on your right and then look at the person on your left and … and there’s nobody there. •The “Pushing The Snowball Up Hill” exercise was interrupted by a dozen people with their pants on fire running from a Tony Robbins “Take No Prisoners To The Top” conference. •Two people drown during the “Let’s All Pull Together!” rowing exercise. •The next time you spot Tony Robbins standing beside the path of burning coals talking about mind over matter, he’s got a fire extinguisher slung over his shoulder. •After you helped weave a hemp ladder for the team building exercise, the motivational instructors smoked it. •During the group hug at the end of the “There Are No Limits!” seminar, somebody grabbed your ass. No, sorry but when you have to use your cell phone to call the fire department to come and put out your feet, you’re attending a bad motivational seminar. For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to www. williamthomas.ca
Over 300 American Legion riders came through Ellicottville on Tuesday, on their way to the National convention in Inidanapolis, IN. Riders came from all over the US, Germany and France, to ride for the Legacy Scholarships, which was setup for children who lost their parents on or after 911. The Legion’s National Commander, Fang Wong, is riding with the caravan of motorcycles.
Enchanted Mountain Weavers’ Guild Welcomes All Skill Levels
Regina VanScoy demonstrating inkle weaving by Eva Potter
Art is more than putting brush to canvas. It can take many forms including weaving, which provides relaxation, joy and a true sense of accomplishment for all ages. If you’re already a weaver or would like to learn how to weave, consider connecting with the Enchanted Mountain Weavers’ Guild, a group
dedicated to the promotion of weaving and other fiber arts. Men, woman and entire families have gotten into the weave of things, including members who range from 11 to over 90 years of age. Regina VanScoy founded the group in 1991 to help her mother-in-law, an avid weaver, meet new people after
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she moved in with VanScoy and her husband. At the time, VanScoy wasn’t a weaver but she certainly is now. Beginning with only four members, the group has expanded to over 30 memberships, some of which include families. She said members are beginners to professionals, some of whom are also involved in basketry, braiding, spinning, knitting, crocheting, quilting and even pottery. “We have quite a few men in our guild, which is unusual,” said VanScoy. “Our programs are varied – sometimes handson, sometimes lectures, sometimes videos.” The guild also offers a newsletter, lending library and video library for members. Ellicottville’s Annie Widger has been an EMWG member for about a year. She connected with the guild last year at the Cattaraugus County Fair when the EMWG was set up in the Discovery tent. Widger said she used a drop spindle to experiment all day at last year’s Fiber Day and enrolled
in VanScoy’s spinning class shortly thereafter. Benefits of membership, according to Widger, include education, classes and instruction, field trips, social gatherings and a huge support network of other spinners, weavers, needle workers and otherwise creative men and women. “I recently participated in an indigo dying class taught by Ellen McCarthy and just a week ago, a spinning workshop dealing with spinning worsted fibers,” said Widger. “I cannot even begin to explain the Zen feeling I get from spinning. It is an active meditation with a tangible end product.” Widger, along with several other artists, will be spinning at Ellicottville’s Americana Folk Art Festival on the Gazebo lawn, Aug. 25-26. Jennie Acklin, who uses an unusual Swedish Glimakra loom, will also participate as a weaver in the festival. She said she took a workshop on learning to spin from VanScoy last summer and found that “Regina knows a lot about everything –
weaving, spinning, sewing, etc. She is very inspirational and loves what she does.” VanScoy said, “We cover weaving of all kinds, spinning, felting, baskets. This year we had a fantastic program by an expert on antique woven coverlets. In the summer, we do all-day workshops at Crook Farm historical site. We also do study groups. We’ve done ones on tartan weaving twice where people wove their tartan of choice (usually a family name) and made samples for everyone.” Several members, including VanScoy, also teach weaving and spinning out of their homes. VanScoy said all are welcome to join the guild whether they are a beginner, advanced or just want to learn. Membership dues are $15 for individuals, $20 for families and $1 for full-time students. Please call (716) 9257109 for membership or general information about the guild. Monthly meetings take place March through December at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford, Pa., and new
members are always welcome. July and August meetings include picnics and workshops. Upcoming meeting dates are Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, 2012. If you’d like to see some members of the EMWG in action, head over to the 33rd annual Crook Farm Country Fair and Old Time Music Festival this weekend, Aug. 25-26, at 476 Seward Ave. in Bradford, Pa., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. More information at www.bradfordlandmark.org.
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Great Valley’s Ellis to Embark on 11-Month Mission
Chelsea Ellis of Great Valley will travel to 11 countires in 11 months, starting in Ecuador in January of 2013.
By Mary Fox Chelsea Ellis, daughter of Cindy Ellis of Great Valley, and granddaughter of Marlene and Emil Hellwig of Ellicottville, will participate in the Adventures in Missions (AIM) World Race program taking her to 11 countries on five continents in 11 months. Ellis said, “God has called me to serve as a missionary through this organization.” Through adventures, ministry,
community and selfdiscovery, World Racers develop broken hearts, which propel their hands to act for God’s kingdom around the globe. A graduate of Houghton College Chelsea will begin studies for her master’s degree in Art Therapy at Nazareth College this fall. Starting January, the college has granted her a year off to pursue this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Many of Ellis’ experiences may be used
to fulfill college credits. She and her group will serve in partnership with churches and ministries in local communities to preach the Gospel, plant churches, work in orphanages and minister to women and children who are trapped in prostitution as a result of human trafficking. They will help build churches and schools, teach English and do street ministry. Since 2006, 200 Racers have participated in the Race every July, September and January. The whole trip costs $15,500, including airfare, land transportation, food and shelter. A training camp will be held in Georgia in October where 150 volunteers ages 21-35 will travel together in groups of seven. Each group is made up of individuals specifically chosen as compatible after taking personality tests and meeting each other. They are allowed one hiking bag and I carry on pack. Each group of seven will start their own ministries. Beginning in Ecuador, Ellis will travel to Peru, Bolivia, Romania, Ukraine, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia on her 11-month odyssey. If you would like to know more or would like to donate to Ellis’ adventure, her blog site is www.ChelseaElllis. theworldrace.org
By Barbara Kozlowski, Master Gardener a good rainfall as the ground is softened and you don’t disturb what little moisture is in the soil. Drought-resistant perennials have really have been through the test of hardiness, but should stand the test of this drought-like season. On Fridays, fresh produce abounds at our own Ellicottville Farmers’ Market with the appearance of broccoli, cabbage, peppers, green and yellow beans, zucchini and yellow summer squash, and fruits such as blueberries and my favorite stone fruit, peaches. Last year, I froze sliced peaches in several airtight bags, mixed only with Fruit Fresh to keep them from browning. What a delight during the winter months when fresh peaches, if available, have little to no taste, are usually hard, are not locally grown and, I feel, barely edible. I can remember my mother canning peaches and we really enjoyed them during the winter months. If you decide to freeze or can
peaches, or other stone fruit, use only unbruised fruit and follow the guidelines available from Ball at www.FreshPreserving. com or you can find Ball Canning & Recipes on Facebook. Ball has a wealth of information regarding freezing and canning fruits, vegetables, meats, and making jams and jellies. Another website is Penn State’s College of Agriculture Sciences at www.cas.psu.edu. I picked up this info some time ago at Cornell Cooperative Extension. It’s extremely important to follow the proper freezing and canning guidelines to avoid and contamination of the foods you are preparing. If you like to experiment with new tastes, check out www.epicurious.com and look for a recipe for roast pork and plum chutney. The chutney is incredible and is a new favorite of mine. The recipe is too long to include in this column, but try the pork kebabs below. They’re perfect for this time of year.
Pork Kebabs • 1 lb. boneless pork loin cut into cubes • 2 - 3 fresh peaches and/or plums cut into wedges, about 6 pieces per piece of fruit (sprinkle the cut fruit with Fruit Fresh or lemon juice to prevent browning) • Bell peppers cut into 1-inch pieces - red and green • Sweet onions cut into 1-inch pieces • Apricot fruit spread (you can mix a little minced garlic and/or red pepper flakes into the spread, if desired)
Alternating meat, fruit, peppers and onion, thread onto skewers. Brush with apricot spread and grill or cook under a broiler. Spray the grill pan or broiler rack with non-stick spray. Cook turning once, until the pork is no longer pink. Serve with a fresh garden salad and wild rice. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for an hour or so to prevent burning. This recipe can also be used with skinless, boneless chicken or fresh shrimp. I created this recipe years ago and have seen similar versions since. It is easy to make for one or two people or a much larger crowd. Bon appetit!
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Thank You Centurions!
It is exciting to see Ellicottville “leading the pack” of community events. Offering new opportunities for others to discover our Village and Town, For locals to come together and take pride in their hometown and surrounding areas. Many of the people here this past weekend were first timers. They were impressed by how the event was organized, what our area has to offer, and how incredibly accommodating our Village and Town can be. The Centurion staff and volunteers greeted them with big smiles, open hearts and positive attitudes. The comments from our visitors were amazing! They will return, not only for future races but to explore our area, visit and support our local businesses, bring their friends and families. All of which is great for Ellicottville›s «Big Picture,» the growth, and quality of life in the place we call “home.” The Centurion event provided local organizations the opportunity to raise funds thru volunteer participation. Those that helped out had a blast and are making plans for next time. All of this supports our small community of «full timers.» What a wonderful weekend, hats off to all! The Centurion staff, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, Doug Bush and his local committees. All the law enforcement, EMS, DPW agencies. The volunteers, race participants, spectators and helpful locals. If Ellicottville is fortunate enough to host this event again next year, embrace it! Be part of the big picture, in living color. Participate, volunteer, and welcome our visitors. They may end up becoming a good customer, a new neighbor, a great friend!
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Master aster Your Garden
We seem to still be on a “yo-yo” weather pattern and is wreaking havoc with our perennial, annual and vegetable gardens, as well as lawns, trees and shrubs. I’ve noticed an increase in the number of ants scurrying around my deck and along hoses. I have also noticed that the snakes I usually see almost daily are almost nonexistent in my gardens and I have seen only one since early spring – not that I mind their absence, but they are helpful in the garden. Has anyone else experienced similar increases or decreases of wild life in their yards? Let me know via this paper. The recent rains have stimulated the dormant lawns and with cooler temperatures, the grass is growing again and it grows very long in a very short time. The hot, dry weather certainly hasn’t stopped the weeds from growing. Some of them in the wild space of my yard are more than 5 feet tall. Weeding is best done after
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Thank You Volunteers! A very BIG thank you to hundreds of volunteers who helped make the first annual Centurion Ellicottville bike race a huge success. Your hard work and enthusiasm did not go unnoticed by all those involved. The Centurion staff, spectators, and cyclists all commented on how organized, efficient, informative, and dedicated each one of you was the days of the event. You all embody what makes Ellicottville such a special place and it is without a doubt that many of the people who visited Ellicottville this past weekend will be back because of each one of you. A special thank you goes out to: John Busekist and Future Farmers of America, Todd Palmatier and Ellicottville Sports Booster, Tony Schabloski and The ECOS Club, Karen Duguay and 700 Club, Mary Fox and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Michelle Steinbroner and Ellicottville Parent Organization, Mark Heichberger, Eric Holler, and Springville Griffith Institute Soccer and Track Teams, Salamanca Sports Teams, Anneen Barrera and Nicaraguan Schools, Chuck Richardson and The Phoenix Adaptive Ski Program, and Laura Flanagan and The Ellicottville Memorial Library. Sincerely, Jean Nagurney & Mila Clauss
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and feel that’s different than anything else Zippo has done in the past, it doesn’t lose sight of the nostalgic charm that brings focus to the rich history of both the Zippo and Case brands. We couldn’t be happier or more proud of the result.” It is the first of several stores as Zippo expands its global footprint. “The new store is the flagship for the launch of Zippo retail stores in several international markets,” said Zippo Global Marketing Director David Warfel. “Next year we plan to open approximately 25 Zippo lifestyle stores in such markets as China, India, Morocco and the Mid-East. We’re very excited to bring a new level of Zippo retailing to these essential, and growing, markets.” The Bradford store is unique in that it is the only retailer in the world to offer every product that Zippo and Case makes. The store also features Zippo and Case branded clothing, museum souvenirs and a complete line of Zippo men’s accessories. There is particular focus on new Zippo product lines, including watches, writing instruments, men’s Fragrances, candle lighters, hand warmers, emergency fire starter kits and cedar fire starters.
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Key design features of the new Zippo retail store include pendant drop lights that mimic the look of fire, shelving that resembles the signature Zippo windproof lighter bottom stamp and brushed aluminum back walls that are reminiscent of the finish on Zippo’s classic #200 brushed chrome lighter. Large graphics depict a combination of lifestyle photos and vintage advertising in the Zippo section of the store. The Case retail area showcases an Americana theme with commanding photos of factory workers hand crafting the company’s premium knives. Another unique facet of the new facility is a computer bar with two terminals which allows customers to create their own design or photo on a Zippo lighter. The process, called “Customize It”, is offered on Zippo.com www.zippo.com/ customize/index.aspx) and orders can be placed in-store for free shipping to the customer’s address. To make in-store product selections easier, the terminals also provide a way for consumers to search for Zippo and Case products. Most of the planning, labor and materials for the new store, including display cases, involved local vendors, emphasizing Zippo’s dedication to Bradford in supporting
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Boys Varsity Football â€˘ @ St. Mary (B V) Sep 28 2012 7:30pm
Boys Varsity Football â€˘ (H) Sherman Central (B V) Oct 1 2012 5:00 pm
ECS football practice Wednesday morning. (Ellicottville Times photo.)
Boys Junior Varsity Football â€˘ @ Sherman Central (B Jv) Oct 6 2012 1:30 pm
Boys Varsity Football â€˘ @ Panama Central (B V) Jack Keeney CommunityField Oct 8 2012 6:00 pm
Boys Junior VarsityFootball â€˘ (H) Panama Central (B Jv) Oct 12 2012 7:30pm
Boys Varsity Football â€˘ (H) Franklinville Central (B V) Oct 15 2012 4:30pm
Boys Junior Varsity Football â€˘ @ Franklinville Central (BJv)
Ellicottville Central High School Girls Soccer 2012-2013 Aug 24 2012 10:00 am
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ Genesee Valley (G Jv) Scrimmage Aug 24 2012 10:00 am
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ Genesee Valley (G V) Scrimmage Aug 27 2012 4:00 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ Bolivar - Richburg (G Jv) Scrimmage Aug 27 2012 4:00 pm
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ Olean (G V) Fillmore (G V) @ Bolivar - Richburg (G V) Scrimmage Aug 29 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ Cattaraugus-Little Valley (GV) Scrimmage Hs Main Soccer Field Aug 30 2012 5:00 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ Pioneer Central (G Jv) Scrimmage Sep 1 2012 11:00 am
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ (H) Fredonia (G V) Scrimmage Sep 5 2012 Time: Tbd
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ Olean Tournament / Olean Middle School Sep 7 2012 Time: Tbd
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ Olean Tournament / Olean Middle School Sep 7 2012 5:00 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ Jamestown (G Jv) Sep 10 2012 5:00 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ North Tonawanda (G Jv) Sep 10 2012 5:30 pm
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ North Tonawanda (G V) Sep 12 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Modified Soccer â€˘ @ North Collins (G Mod) Sep 12 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ @ North Collins (G V) Game Sep 12 2012 5:00 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer â€˘ (H) Bolivar - Richburg (G Jv) Sep 14 2012 5:00 pm
Girls Modified Soccer â€˘ (H) Panama Central (G Mod) Sep 14 2012 5:00 pm
Girls Varsity Soccer â€˘ (H) Panama Central (G V)
Zoning Board of Appeals, Village of Ellicottville New York Notice Of Public Hearing Pursuant to Section 7-728 of the NYS Village Law, a public hearing before the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York to consider: Zoning Board of Appeal Application No. ZBA-2012-04 An application by Phil Cole (owner) of 34 E Washington Street for an Area Variance of the Side Yard Setback requirement for platted lots in the Village of Ellicottville as established for the Village Residential (VR) zoning district as defined by Section 3A.2.C.2 of the Village Zoning Local Law of 2012. The purpose for this Area Variance request is to allow for the placement for an accessory building (shed) located at property at 34 E Washington Street. The proposed accessory building would be located 7 and 6 feet from the side property lines (7 feet from the east side property line and 6 feet from the west side property line, with a total side yard of 13 feet), with the Side Yard Zoning Setback for the Zoning District requirement being 10 feet (30 feet total). The variance would be for relief of the Side Yard and Total Side Yard Setback requirements. Application materials are available for review from the Village of Ellicottville Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer at the Department of Public Works Building, 9 Mill Street from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., weekdays. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear all interested persons with regard to this application at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the hearing. Mary J. Klahn, Village Clerk
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Ellicottville Central High School Boys Soccer 2012-2013 Aug 28 2012 5:00
Friday August 24, 2012
Eagles Football Off to Strong Start by Julia Schwartz, ECS Student Correspondent
Boys Varsity Soccer • @ Portville Central (B V) Aug 31 2012 Time: tbd
Boys Varsity Soccer • Gator Cup Tournament Allegany-Limestone Sep 1 2012 Time: tbd
Boys Varsity Soccer • Gator Cup Tournament Allegany-Limestone Sep 4 2012 4:30 pm
Boys Varsity Soccer (H) Chautauqua Lake (B V) Sep 6 2012 4:30 pm
Boys Modified Soccer • @ Maple Grove (B Mod) Sep 6 2012 4:30 pm
Boys Varsity Soccer • @ Maple Grove (B V) Sep 7 2012 5:00 pm
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer • @ Jamestown (B Jv) Sep 12 2012 4:30 pm
Boys Junior VarsitySoccer • (H) North Collins (B Jv) Sep 13 2012 4:30 pm
Boys Varsity Soccer • (H) Franklinville Central (B V) Sep 15 2012 10:00 am
Boys Modiﬁed Soccer • (H) Bradford (B Mod) Sep 18 2012 4:30 pm
Boys Modified Soccer • @ North Collins (B Mod) Sep 18 2012 4:30 pm
Boys Varsity Soccer • @ North Collins (B V)
coach. Jim Pawlowski hardworking seniors is the offensive and willing to lead the team ECS football is headed defensive line coach for to victory. for a strong year. the ECS football. “The team should be Beginning Aug. 13, double From 2000 to 2006, the best we have been practice days Monday ECS football had their in a while,” said Taylor through Thursday from glory years when the Grinols, No. 7, playing 8-10 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. team averaged eight wins split end for ECS. “We for two weeks will prepare per year, a sectional title used to be a young team, the Eagles for a year they and three opportunities but now we’re older faster hope will take them deep to go to the Section 6, and stronger.” into playoffs. Class D title game. The Dylan Paprocki, No. Tim Bergan, the varsity football history for the 62, and junior veteran football coach, is a physical ECS Eagles hit a rough playing offensive guard education teacher for the patch in 2009 and 2010 and defense, middle high school and middle when only two games linebacker on the varsity school at ECS. Coaching were won each year. The team, said, “We are for 30 plus years, he program had a comeback looking better this year has not only dedicated last year, ending their than we have in the past himself to football but season 4-4, which made and we are not hoping, also has coached for girls’ them a fourth seed in the but planning on going and boys’ basketball and Class DD Division. farther this year than softball. With six seniors on last.” Assistant coaches this years’ varsity football The first football game Chris Mendell and Jim team, they are hoping to this season takes place Pawlowski are helping make it far this year with Aug. 31 at ECS against to make this year a an unforgettable season. Forestville under the successful one. Mendell is Storm Wilson, Taylor lights starting at 7:30 the elementary physical Grinols, Greg Knier, Will p.m. Come to support education teacher at ECS Murphy, Jake Rinko and the Ellicottville Eagles! and the varsity baseball Jake Stoll are this year’s For game schedules, visit www.ellicottvillecentral.com and click on Athletics, or go to www.digitalsports.com. The Ellicottville Times will also have schedules printed every week.
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ECS boys soccer team practice at Community Park soccer fields. (Ellicottville Times photo.)
Ellicottville Central High School 2012-2013 Volleyball Aug 29 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball • (H) Randolph (G Jv) Aug 29 2012 6:00 pm
Girls Varsity Volleyball • (H) Randolph (G V) Sep 4 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball • (H) Catt-Little Valley (G Jv) Sep 4 2012 6:00 pm
Girls Varsity Volleyball • (H) Catt-Little Valley (G V) 5 Sep 5 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball • @ Gowanda Central (G Jv) 6 Sep 5 2012 6:00 pm
Girls Varsity Volleyball • @ Gowanda Central (G V) 7 Sep 8 2012 8:00 am
Girls Varsity Volleyball • Falconer Spike Fest Tournament 8 Sep 11 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball • (H) Sherman Central (G Jv) 9 Sep 11 2012 6:30 pm
Girls Varsity Volleyball (H) Sherman Central (G V) 10 Sep 13 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball • @ West Valley Central (G Jv) 11 Sep 13 2012 5:30 pm
Girls Varsity Volleyball • @ West Valley Central (G V) 12 Sep 18 2012 4:30 pm
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball • (H) North Collins (G Jv) 13 Sep 18 2012 6:00 pm ECS girls volleyball team practice.
Girls Varsity Volleyball • (H) North Collins (G V)
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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball • @ Brocton Central (G Jv)
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the event. The Centurion organization will travel to cycling clubs in various places, such as Ohio and into Canada to develop more of a following for the Ellicottville event and will begin talking to different clubs and marketing partners in January to discuss next year’s event. Awards were presented the the top male and female finishers of the time trial, the C25, the C50 and the C100, as well as three-deep in different age groups for each event. At the end of the event, after having ridden 100 miles in the C100 along with his three other team members, Holiday Valley President Dennis Eshbaugh thanked all of the volunteers and said the Centurion “was a really impressive experience”
and added “the course was spectacular.” Volunteers were undoubtedly worthy of praise, as more than 350 volunteers from Ellicottville offered their time, doing everything from managing intersections to working at water and food stops within the village. Doug Bush, head coach for Endurance Factor, said that each group that volunteered was given a donation to charity and that the Centurion organization donated more than $10,000 total to the volunteer groups. In a letter written to the editor of the Ellicottville Times, Jean Nagurney and Mila Clauss praised the volunteers, writing, “A very BIG thank you to hundreds of volunteers
who helped make the first annual Centurion Ellicottville bike race a huge success. Your hard work and enthusiasm did not go unnoticed by all those involved. The Centurion staff, spectators, and cyclists all commented on how organized, efficient, informative, and dedicated each one of you was the days of the event.” Also in a letter to the editor of the Times, Patra Lowes, village of Ellicottville trustee, encouraged people to “participate, volunteer and welcome our visitors.” “They may end up becoming a good customer, a new neighbor and a great friend!” she wrote.
Top ﬁnishers in each event Centurion 25: 1st- Kevin Black, no city listed; 2nd- Scott Thomson, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada; 3rd - David Bader, Phelpston, Ontario, Canada Centurion 50 - 1st - Bryan Tyers, Lively, Ontario, Canada; 2nd - Graham Fraser, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada; 3rd - Mark Murphy, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada Centurion 100 - 1st - Osmond Bakker, Stittsville, Ontario, Canada; 2nd - Bruce Bird, Toronto; 3rd - David Thompson, Toronto Centurion 100 - 1st - Steven Baker, Hamilton, Canada; 2nd - Osmond Bakker, Stittsville; 3rd - Yuri Hrycaj, Toronto Time Trial - 1st - Bruce Bird, Toronto, Canada; 2nd- Osmond Bakker, Stittsville, Ontario, Canada; 3rd - Scott Lytle, Lockport
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