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Ski Season is Just Heating Up at HoliMont

January 31 Contractor’s Day HoliMont February 7-8 AMSOIL Seneca Allegany Snocross February 8 Phoenix “Rise to the Challenge” Race HoliMont February 9 Aspire’s Ski the Valley Holiday Valley February 9 USASA Snowboard Race HoliMont

By Alicia Dziak

Whether you crave a funfilled day on the slopes with your kids, followed by a hot meal in the lodge, an action-packed day skiing and socializing with friends, or something in between, HoliMont has something for everyone in the upcoming weeks. Friday, Jan. 31 marks the 33rd annual Contractor’s Day, where representatives from contracting companies, near and far, venture out to the slopes to enjoy skiing and fun with friends. “This event grows every year, and we’re expecting about 900 people this year,” said Dash Hegeman, HoliMont’s marketing director. Interested parties for next year can find more information on HoliMont’s web site, or by calling the office at (716) 6992320. Friday, Feb, 7 is Men’s Day, and while HoliMont will be open to the public, Men’s Day is limited to guests of current members. “Men’s Day is a fun day where a section of the resort is closed off for members and their guests to socialize,” explained Hegeman. “It’s a fairly popular event in other private clubs, and so we started doing it at HoliMont. This year’s theme

February 10-11 Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic - Holiday Valley February 14 Rotary Ski Day HoliMont February 15 Boarding for Breast Cancer Holiday Valley February 15 Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Griffis Sculpture Park February 16 Art Roscoe Loppet Allegany State Park February 22 Penguin Paddle Holiday Valley

From Sunday morning clincs at 10:30 a.m., to Sunday afternoon TeleTips at 1:00p.m., to the Annual Tele-Fest March 7, HoliMont has something for you!

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Concerts and Workshops Celebrate Bluegrass and Roots Music April 11–13 By Eva Potter

The Lodge at Holiday Valley has been filled with music many times before, but April 11–13, 2014, it will be filled with the lonesome, soulful sounds of bluegrass at the first Holiday Valley Mountain Music Festival.

Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen Band in lineup at HV’s Mountain Music Festival

The three-day spring event will be filled with workshops and concerts by noted bands Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, who will fill the lodge with acoustic Americana music. The festival is organized by Rick Manning, director and festival fonder of the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., along with Jane Eshbaugh, marketing director for Holiday Valley, and Rich Sandler, general manager of the Tamarack Club. Asked how he came up with a bluegrass festival at Holiday Valley, Manning recounted his stay at the Inn at Holiday Valley on one of his recent trips to Ellicottville. He noticed the beautiful accommodations and the spectacular Holiday Valley Lodge, which led to thoughts See HV Mountain Music Festival page 3

‘The Art of Rescue’

Holiday Valley and HoliMont Ski Patrols to Benefit Michael Israel Event Scheduled for Aug. 2 at EBC

By Jennie Acklin

World-renowned artist Michael Israel paints larger-than-life canvasses on stage to high-

Mary Lynn Boberg, National Ski Patrol, at EBC by one of Israel’s paintings

energy music, and he will be bringing his show to Ellicottville this August. Five of his original paintings, which will be created during his artin-concert event Aug. 2 at Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC), will be auctioned with proceeds benefitting both Holiday Valley and HoliMont Ski Patrols. Mary Lynn Boberg, a HoliMont ski patroller and hostess at EBC, is the National Ski Patrol contact for the event, and she spoke with the Ellicottville Times to explain how the event came about. “Michael Israel chooses to work with a limited number of non-for-profit events per year to raise money for, such as the Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and last summer’s (2013) Hospice Chautauqua County,“ she explained. “Peter Kreinheder (owner of EBC) was in the audience at that (Chautauqua County) performance, and was in complete awe See Ski Patrols Benefit page 8

By Jann Wiswall

With a fixed budget of $9.8 million and an estimated cost of $10.7 million, the Ellicottville Central School Board must identify one or more major elements, or “budget protection alternates,” of the school renovation project that can be cut if estimates come in higher than expected. This was the task set forth

by Superintendent Mark Ward and Mark Vorhees of Campus Construction, which is managing and estimating the project, at the board’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Vorhees and his team had already identified $820,000 of savings from changes to specifications and construction methods. The board agreed with these revisions.

Vorhees said he needed the board’s help to identify another $180,000 of costs that can be identified for elimination (equivalent to 10 percent of the total budget) if the need arises. As Vorhees explained, there are five key elements to the project: construction of the multi-purpose gymnasium/ auditorium; renovation of 10 See ECS page 8

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Tim Hortons Site Plan Amendment Approved By Jann Wiswall

The Town of Ellicottville’s Planning Board approved a minor amendment to the site plan at the Tim Hortons restaurant at its meeting on Jan. 27. The amendment came with conditions: First, the owners must abide by the plan originally approved by the planning board in

2012 regarding shrubbery and screening plantings. Second, while the original plan called for installation of permanent planters to discourage customers from walking across the exit lanes and along the main roadway, the board approved an alternate proposal from the owner to install a 42” aluminum fence for this purpose. The owner felt

this was a better solution for pedestrian safety, though also acknowledged that the original plan for cement planters had proved to be too expensive. Third, a minimum of five decorative planters must be placed along the inside of the fence during fair-weather months. Fourth, all of the above must See Planning Board page 8

Canticle Farm-Fresh Produce in Winter Public Market Offers Fresh Vegetables and More By Eva Potter

It’s a growing trend — farm markets offering locally grown produce all winter long — and Canticle Farm Market offers just-picked greens and storage crops even in these subzero temperatures.

Canticle Farm, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, in Allegany, N.Y., has been growing winter produce for years and holds public sales every other week all winter long. You don’t have to be a shareholder to purchase from the market. Everyone is welcome to buy nutritious

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What Would Indiana Jones Do? By Dan Balkin, HoliMont SnowSports School

We also know him as Han Solo. A movie star so cool that he could stand up to the forces of evil both in the heavens (“Star Wars”) and here on Mother Earth as a swashbuckling archeologist. As Indiana Jones, he packed lightly — ever so lightly — before he hopped onto Pan Am prop planes and flew around the world in search of archeological adventures. You remember the scene: Jones cavalierly tosses a few items of rumpled clothing in a battered suitcase, and then for good measure he adds his trusty bullwhip and revolver. Indy, after all, frequented corners of this world where one must take a few precautions. These ruminations got me thinking. What would Indiana Jones do if he were packing for an extended ski trip? Why not? One thing we know for sure, his coolness factor would be knocked down a few pegs if he over packed — that is something Indy would never do. To be sure, Indy’s ski attire would be basic, minimalistic,

and functional. But what would he bring along to attend to his skis? What? Attend to his skis? Yes. In our Southern Tier, it is hardly a stretch to assume that a square-jawed American who could save Western Civilization by keeping the Ark of the Covenant out of the hands of the bad guys would also be a serious skier. And serious skiers like Indy don’t leave home without a little something to take care of their skis. That little something is called a Gummy Stone. It can be placed in a ski jacket pocket without even feeling it, kind of like your wallet after it has been depleted of money by your offspring. But before I describe what it does, let me tell you a true story about attending to skis that happened here at HoliMont. Did you ever have your skis sharpened and they felt as if they were unskiable? Let me explain “unskiable.” Two decades ago, a young ski instructor on our staff decided he was going to augment his meager college student income by tuning skis on Saturday night. Being young, charismatic, and handsome, he quickly lined up clientele. One Sunday morning, after handing over a pair of freshly tuned

skis to a client, he spotted her a few hours later in the woods at HoliMont. The woman was rubbing her ski edges against the bark of a tree. This may sound insane, but given the circumstances, her actions were actually quite rational. When this poor woman tried to ski down the slope, her ski edges “grabbed” onto the snow and felt quite uncontrollable. What was wrong with the skis? It’s called a burr. My young colleague knew how to sharpen skis, but not how to remove the burr that occurs when one files skis. A burr can’t be removed by tree bark, but it can be removed with a little something that even Indy would find quite packable. This is where the Gummy Stone comes into play. The name says it all. It is more like gum than stone, similar to the consistency of a very firm eraser, and not much bigger. If you ever have your skis sharpened and they feel grabby, the Gummy Stone is a wonder weapon. Simply run it along the base edge of your ski and you will remove the burr caused by filing that makes your skis so disagreeable. A burr is a microscopic lip

of steel that sticks up above your ski edge after it has been filed. The burr must always be removed or your skis will feel as if they are being remotely controlled by a demented extraterrestrial. Naturally, I would like to fool you into believing I am omniscient about skiing, but I have screwed up while tuning my own skis and have used a Gummy Stone to salvage my ski day. In short, whatever you do after

sharpening your skis, always remove the burr on your ski edge by running it down your base edge before you go skiing. A Gummy Stone can be found in the pocket of many a ski professional. The beauty of a Gummy Stone is that it is

just firm enough to erase burrs or temporarily smooth an edge damaged by a rock, but soft enough to never do any real harm to your ski edges. Let’s just say it brings out the inner Harrison Ford in all of us.

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is ‘Game On’ and there will be a variety of bar games set up, including foosball, air hockey and dartboards.” He added that catering will be by Dina’s. Saturday, Feb. 8 is the 18th annual Phoenix Adaptive Ski Race, an opportunity for skiers with disabilities to show off their skills. The race is open to all adaptive skiers, individual or team members. Over 80 racers are expected from local U.S. and Canadian ski areas. All racers receive a gift bag, a continental breakfast and lunch. There is an awards ceremony following the race, and an après ski party with live music. The public is welcome to come and watch this race from the bottom of the hill, and volunteers are welcome. For more information, call HoliMont at (716) 699-8159 or email Dianne Cole at, with “Phoenix Race Volunteer” in the subject line. The USSA Snowboard Race will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 with a 10 a.m. start time. “This is a parallel giant slalom race, where two athletes ski at a time. There are two races so each athlete has four runs,” explained Travis Widger, HoliMont’s race director. This race is open to the public, but racers must have a USASA license. Online registration is at The area schools’ Winter Break, running Feb. 15-22, will bring a family-friendly

atmosphere to HoliMont. “During this week, there will be a lot of activities for the kids. In the past, we’ve had coloring contests, various games and fun prizes,” Hegeman said. On Feb. 22 and 23, HoliMont will be hosting the FLITE Cup, a USSA-sanctioned event that will bring in freestyle teams made up of young athletes, ranging in ages 7-14. In this event, skiers from New York, Pennsylvania and beyond will show off their aerial tricks. Spectators are welcome. For more information, visit www. Friday, Feb. 28 is Ladies’ Day, where female members get their turn to invite friends to share in a day of skiing and socializing. This year’s theme is “Rhinestone Cowgirl,” sure to bring in a mix of westernthemed activities, dancing, and lots of laughs! Looking ahead to March, the Kandahar Race is scheduled for March 1-2. According to, the race was created in 1974 as an opportunity for kids who did not make state teams to continue racing. Its name comes from the race’s original sponsor, Chip Armstrong, whose shop in Cortland was called Chip’s Kandahar. “This is a two-day event for young athletes in three age groups: U14, U12 and U10,” said Widger. “Close to 250 skiers from all over the western part of the state compete.” Winners qualify for

the Kandahar Championships, held the following weekend at Belleayre. On Thurs., March 6, Ski Day for United Way Day will be held, where one price gets participants a lift ticket, event T-shirt, breakfast, lunch and more, to benefit the United Way of Cattaraugus County. To register, or for more information, visit www. March 7 is HoliMont’s Tele-Fest, an annual event promoting all things tele. “This is just another way that HoliMont is trying to grow the sport of tele skiing, and we expect people just getting into the sport, as well as seasoned tele skiers,” said Hegeman. For more information, visit March 15-16 will bring the New York State-Ontario Team Dual Race to Ellicottville, where 80 athletes each from Ontario and New York will compete in the U16 division. The event will be held at Holiday Valley on the 15th, and at HoliMont on the 16th. In addition to all the specially scheduled events over the next several weeks, HoliMont also offers Dina’s delicious fish fries to start your weekend out right, offered Friday evenings from 6:30–8:30 p.m. throughout the season. HoliMont is open to the public Monday through Friday. For more information, visit

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Beat Boredom at ArtVenture and ClayVenture Camps By Heather Carroll

Looking for a creative and productive way for your kids to spend their February vacation? Check out the exciting lineup of new art classes at the Ellicottville Library and Cattaraugus County Arts Council studio in Allegany. For only $65, students can sign up for weeklong day camps Feb. 17-21, 2014. New – ArtVenture at the Ellicottville Library will give kids ages 7–10 a chance to create a Quilt Jungle, Animal

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of variety of techniques like paper dying, origami, drawing, painting, printmaking, T-shirt design and printing. Junior artists age 10-14 can play with clay during a hands-on week of building fun and functional ceramic artwork. A five-day illustration class for teens will guide them through creating an illustration including sketching and using reference photos. For locations and details call (716) 372-7455 or visit www.

By William Thomas

Millions Go South to Escape Deep Freeze. Me? I Went to Sudbury. That’s it - Polar Vortex, Arctic air, record lows, unforgiving wind chill factors, frostbite, a frozen water pipe under the house, frozen ground making it impossible to repair frozen water pipes - I’ve had it. I’m outta here like a oneman luge team with a busted emergency brake. So I’m throwing my luggage into the car when a neighbour spots me. “Geez,” he says, “I wish I could get outta here. Where ya goin? Florida?” “No,” I said, perfectly serious. “Sudbury.” He looked at me like I was the guy standing next to Rob Ford in the crack-smoking video. But you know what they say about Sudbury - it’s a dry cold, eh? When I left Niagara in the morning, it was minus 27 degrees Celsius. When I arrived at the Sudbury airport is was minus 40 degrees. Nice little airport at Sudbury which they built so far out of town, I believe North Bay’s responsible for the snow removal. Fortunately, I’m staying at the same hotel where I’m scheduled to speak that evening, so I don’t have to actually go outside. How cold was it in Sudbury on January 21? It was so cold one of the Sudbury Wolves players suffered hypothermia and he was on a breakaway at the time. It was so cold city workers had to pull a 20-foot long balaclava over the head of King George VI on Sudbury’s 30-foot high Canadian nickel. It was so cold guests at the downtown inn where I stayed were playing pond hockey ... on the indoor hotel pool. It was so cold at Sudbury’s

Solid Gold V.I.P. lounge the strippers would only peel down to their flannel pajamas. They’re a tough bunch of northerners in Sudbury. The event - the Alzheimer’s Awareness Gala - was completely sold out and at temperatures so cold that Celsius and Fahrenheit intersect and share the same minus 40 - nobody with a ticket failed to show up. The dinner was good and the event went well except for a waiter who tried to outtalk the guest speaker. “Ah, Mario, I work alone. Okay?” And they’re nice people as well. After my presentation, I went to the bar for a glass of wine, but there were way too many TV sets on to have a quiet drink. When I asked the bartender if I could take the wine up to my room, she replied: “Like when I turn my back and can’t see you do it?” In Niagara a bartender would just laugh and remind me how he or she would lose their job for such a violation of the liquor laws. But at 40 degrees below zero, with me the only person in the bar and this woman wanting to close and go home, it seemed like the practical and prudent thing to do. And sweet? The next morning I asked if I could leave my bag near the front desk so I could go and get a coffee. The 20-year-old receptionist said: “I will guard it with my life, young man!” “Young man?” I gave her a $700 tip. Early Wednesday morning, I had ice encrusting both my eyelids and I hadn’t gotten out of bed yet! The DJ on the local radio station set the weather pattern for the day. “The good news is,

the schools are staying open in Sudbury today.” “The bad news is you’ll have to take your children to school yourself. At forty below, diesel fuel freezes up so the school buses won’t be running today.” Tough people in Sudbury. They ignore “snow days” for kids and instead celebrate “no bus days.” Micha, my young chauffeur for the two-day trip, was one of those thoughtful and polite young men that make you want to present the parents with some sort of award. We were talking hockey on the way to the airport. “The Leafs won again last night,” I said, hearing about their 4-2 triumph over Colorado. “The Leafs gotta stop winning,” he said. “Why?” I asked. “Because look at it out there. Hell is freezing over!” But of course there’s nothing to these extreme weather patterns and freak storms hitting us now in all four seasons. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is right it’s all normal, just cyclical. Yesterday’s newspapers announced that 2013 was one of the hottest years in history since record keeping began in 1880. And this coming summer better be hotter than the last one in order to melt all this ice and snow. Seriously, does the Polar Vortex sound normal to you? For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to

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Holiday Valley Freestyle Update

Seven Spring Medals in Every Age Group by Stan Pawlik

The busy competition season continues for the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team. An Eastern Championship Series event was held at Stratton, Vt., while the Eastern Qualifying Series event was held at Seven Springs, Pa. Both competitions were single mogul events on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26. On Saturday at Stratton, Macy Putman led the way for the HV girls. She did her first back flip in a competition and ended the day in 8th place. She continued to ski aggressively in the event on Sunday and improve to a 5th place finish. Also improving in Sunday’s competition were Emily Hutchings and Ashlee Schuman. Emily skied well and finished in 12th place while Ashlee just missed out on the top 20. Sage Rifkin had some good runs in training but, unfortunately, had a crash that kept her out of the competition. In the men’s event, HV was well represented by Rylan Evans, Matt and Nick DiDonato. Matt led the way on Saturday in 9th with Nick 14th and Rylan 15th. Sunday was another good day for the boys. Rylan had a strong run with two back flips. He finished in 6th place, while Nick put together a fast second run that and end up in 9th place. Nineteen competitors from HV made the trip to Seven Springs where the team had great success. The team brought home medals in every age group that they had competitors. Morghan Socha led the way for the girls finishing in 4th place overall Saturday and improving to 2nd overall on Sunday. Also cracking the top 10 were Kaitlyn McGuire (9th on Saturday) and Haley Saunders (10th on Sunday).



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The HV boys were dominant in the overall results with four team members in the top six on Saturday and three of the top four on Sunday. Parker Johnston of HoliMont had a great weekend of competing and was the overall winner each day. Sam Capizzi had the most successful competitions of his career with a 2nd overall on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday. Bryce Butler came away with a 3rd on Saturday and 4th on Sunday. Quinn Rifkin had a great weekend as well with a 6th place on Saturday and improving to 2nd on Sunday. Also cracking the top 10 overall with great runs were Mikey McGuire (4th Saturday) and Jed Rifkin (7th Sunday). HV had great success in the age group medals as well. Bringing home gold were

Bennett Socha (both days), Sam Capizzi (Saturday), Morghan Socha (Sunday) and Quinn Rifkin (Sunday). Silver medals went to Morghan Socha (Saturday), Bryce Butler (both days) and Sam Capizzi (Sunday). Rounding out the medals with bronze were Mikey McGuire (both days), Quinn Rifkin (Saturday) and Haley Saunders (both days). The competition season continues this weekend with Holiday Valley hosting a mogul event on Saturday, Feb. 1, and two slopestyle events on Sunday, Feb. 2. The freeride skiers will also be competing in a USASA slopestyle event on Saturday. The Eastern Championship Series travels to Killington for a mogul event on Saturday and a dual mogul event on Sunday.

HoliMont FLITE Team’s 7 Springs Mogul Smack-down On a cold and snowy day, the HoliMont FLITE Team heated things up on the Gunnar Slope at 7Springs. During the course of the competition, over 6 inches of fresh snow fell to give every run a distinct character unto itself. Our athletes performed to their abilities, skiing some amazing runs. Speed, technicalities and athleticism were demonstrated, proving these athletes are ready to kick off the competition season. On the male side, FLITE Team took 5 of the top 11 spots in the field of 36 competitors. Many personal bests were achieved by these talented athletes. Parker Johnston- 1st Overall; 1st in age Lucas Goodin- 8th Overall; 5th in age Evan Dermott- 9th Overall; 1st in age Jared Smolinski- 10th Overall; 6th in age Reese Cooper- 11th Overall; 1st in age Joe Voelkl- 14th Overall; 3rd in age Travis Goodin- 18th Overall; 9th in age Brandon Crotty- 21st Overall; 4th in age Matt Voelkl- 25th Overall; 5th in age Meanwhile, on the female side of the competition, there was a fiery storm of FLITE Red on the podium. The Female FLITE Teamers took 6 of the Top 11 Spots in the field of 40 athletes. As with the males, many personal bests were achieved, as the girls lead the field in scoring and speed. Elissa Cole- 1st Overall; 1st in age Lexi Crotty- 2nd Overall; 1st in age Magdeline Vasatka- 3rd Overall; 1st in age Kenedy Cooper- 5th Overall; 3rd in age Marissa Vasatka- 6th Overall; 4th in age Emma Hawkes- 11th Overall; 2nd in age Riley Morrell- 19th Overall; 3rd in age These kids really rock!!!

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Day two of the 7 Springs Mogul Smack-down began with bitter temps, and sunny skies. Those sunny skies quickly disappeared and the snowglobe experienced on Saturday, started all over again. While it was a different day, not just the weather was the same from Saturday; but many of the results. Beginning with the females, FLITE Team placed 5 of the Top 10 Ladies; taking 4 of the top 5 spots. Lexi Crotty- 1st Overall; 1st in age Marissa Vasatka- 3rd Overall; 2nd in age Elissa Cole- 4th Overall; 3rd in age Kenedy Cooper- 5th Overall; 4th in age Magdeline Vasatka- 8th Overall; 1st in age Emma Hawkes- 13th Overall; 2nd in age Riley Morrell- 19th Overall; 3rd in age The male side had some outstanding runs laid down in round 1, which allowed the athletes to throw some craziness in their second runs; proving to be showstoppers! The males placed 4 in the Top 10; with Parker Johnston stealing the show with his craziness. Parker Johnston- 1st Overall; 1st in age Jared Smolinski- 5th Overall, 3rd in age Lucas Goodin- 6th Overall, 4th in age Reese Cooper- 10th Overall; 1st in age Evan Dermott- 12th Overall; 1st in age Travis Goodin- 20th Overall; 10th in age Brandon Crotty- 21st Overall; 3rd in age Joe Voelkl- 23rd Overall; 4th in age Matt Voelkl- 32nd Overall; 6th in age All the athletes had a great weekend, and really proved to all of us just how hard they have been working and training on their skiing. Great job, and we will ski you at Holiday Valley next weekend!

F3 Podium- Lexi Crotty 1st Place, Emma Hawkes 2nd Place

M5 Podium Evan Dermott 1st Place, Joe Voelkl 3rd Place, Brandon Crotty, 4th Place, Matt Voelkl 5th Place

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14th Annual Bridal Show at Good Times of Olean

Feb. 9 Event to Feature Wedding Vendors and Runway Shows By Alicia Yeager

The 14th annual WMXO (MIX 101.5 radio station) Bridal Show with be taking place at a new location this year — Good Times of Olean located at 800R East State Street in Olean, N.Y. Brides planning a wedding this year will want to attend the show on Feb. 9. Doors open at 11 a.m. The first runway bridal fashion show will start promptly at noon, followed by a second show. The Bridal Show has 24 vendors this year offering a wide variety of goods and services to create the perfect wedding day. “They range from hair salons, tanning salons, caterers, bridal shops, [a] tuxedo rental/flower shop, insurance agencies, DJs, [the] wine and liquor store, [and] country clubs,” said Tami

Dunlavey, WMXO’s sales manager. “Julie’s Everafter and BelleRuche bridal shops will be doing the [runway] shows.” Shannon Barie, marketing executive with Good Times of Olean, said that in addition to the vendors above, Caya’s Canopies and some florists will be in attendance as well, taking part in different aspects of the event. WMXO will also be giving away a prize to one lucky bride and possibly a second prize to another bride from one of the vendors listed above. There will also be music presented by MIX 101.5 throughout the show. “This is our first year having the Bridal Show and we’re very excited to be a part of it,” Barie said. “We actually have had several weddings here since we opened and can’t wait

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to showcase the space for other potential wedding parties.” She went on to say that Good Times of Olean will be offering brides discounts on their Sunday lunch buffet and on other foods and beverages as well — all part of the bridal package at Good Times. The bridal show is free to all pre-registered brides, but the event is open to the public with a $5 entry fee. The proceeds of the event will be donated to the Genesis House in Olean, which offers temporary shelter for those in need. Brides-to-be in the area should really consider attending this event that will help them plan one of the most special days of their lives. The Mix and Good Times of Olean will entertain and enlighten with demonstrations, food and music — all in time for spring weddings. If you will be in a wedding party or are mothers-of-thebride, plan an afternoon at the Bridal Show to check out the latest wedding fashions and check out the latest trends in the area this wedding season. Remember, registered brides-to-be get in free. Register at http://themixwmxo. com/pages/bridal-showregistration. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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ALLEGANY State Park Start a New Tradition: Winter Weekends at Allegany State Park

By Alicia Dziak

Allegany State Park (ASP) is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been summer camping regularly at ASP for about 15 years, introduced to it by my husband, who grew up going there with his family. Five years ago, we decided to gather up some other ASPloving friends and give winter camping a whirl. We all purchased snowshoes, reserved a large Beehunter cabin, and headed out into the ASP winter wilderness. Year One: We didn’t venture far from the cabin. We followed the bike trail circling Red House Lake, sporting our new snow gear, and spent the weekend laughing. Year Two: Set the bar for all other “snowshoe weekends.” Now, much more confident in our snowshoeing abilities, we packed up and headed over to Quaker, where we braved the Flagg hiking trail. The men and the women parted ways, as the women seemed more interested in socializing than exercising. The second year had its share of zany events, including a power outage, a megaphone, and an epic sledding adventure. Year Three: We switched trails and stayed in two smaller cabins on McIntosh because other couples had planned to join us. We didn’t love being split up, but we made the best of it. That year, we hiked on the nearby Osgood hiking trail, which all of us swear was 90 percent uphill and 10 percent downhill.

Year Four: We moved back to Beehunter, still in two cabins to make room for a fourth couple. That was the snowless winter and our first year hiking without wearing our snowshoes. We managed to tackle the 6.5-mile Beehunter hiking trail in our boots, which is a getaway in itself. Year Five: Last year reunited the original six in one big, brown Beehunter cabin. This was also the only year we didn’t actually take any kind of hike, but instead focused our efforts on finding a good sledding spot. My brother and his friend decided to come for a few hours, but their poorly planned hike led to them veering off the trail and being gone many hours after dark, leaving the rest of us trying to find phone reception and calling the park police. The story had a happy ending, and the tale of their wacky journey through the park will be one we recount for many years. This brings us to Year Six-(2014): Once again, we stayed on Beehunter. Our friend got a new GPS that he used for hunting in the park in November, so instead of hiking on a marked trail, we set off into the woods behind our cabin. We left the snowshoes behind, as we didn’t think there was enough snow to make wearing them worthwhile, a decision I quickly regretted as soon as my boots were slipping all over the uphill slope. But, we pressed on, through the woods, enjoying the neverfar ASP giant rocks that are scattered throughout the park

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and the other amazing scenery. We moved slowly, hindered by silly conversations and lots of brush. By now, the essentials of this weekend have changed. We’ve swapped our menu over planning for a few hearty dishes in the crockpots and our five comforters for a toasty sleeping bag. We bring our favorite games and various artwork to prop up on the counters to make the cabin very homey for our stay. By this time, we’re all old friends who can say anything to each other, and make each other laugh at the drop of a hat. Our kids are friends and our families spend weekends together throughout the year, but for snowshoe weekend at ASP, it’s still just the grownups, acting like kids for a couple days. Regardless of the amount of snow, and whether or not we actually snowshoe, this weekend is one of the highlights of winter. It’s a perfect way to tune out stress and catch up with good friends to make memories. Whether you visit the park in winter, summer, or any time in between, ASP is a place where you can use the limited cell phone reception as a way to disconnect from your regular life in order to reconnect with the things that are important. That’s why I’m confident it will always be one of my favorite places. Plenty of cabins are still available this winter! Plan your adventure today by visiting

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Channel 4 ECS Scholar Athlete Elizabeth Wendel News Channel 4 was at ECS Wednesday afternoon interviewing Elizabeth Wendel, chosen as a January Scholar Athlete. Photos by Ellicottville Times/Tim Alianello.

“Elizabeth is a fantastic student all around. She is one who works very hard to get things done. She’s really up there intellectually” Mr. Wood. “Elizabeth was a compassionate and dedicated leader on the field and supported her team. She always put forward 110%.” Mary Neilon, Soccer Coach

Elizabeth Wendel - captain of the soccer team, loves math and is leaning towards a career in engineering or the medical fields. She puts forth all her efforts for academics, music and the drama club. Her family has set a good example and supported her to work hard. Congratulations Elizabeth!

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races interspersed with bouts of shooting. If targets are missed, various penalties are incurred. In pursuit competitions, the start order and intervals are based on the results of the sprint competition. The winner of the sprint competition starts first, and so on. Relay competitions include four members per team, with racers switching in the handover zone where team members need to touch hands. In the mixed relay, the order of racers is female, female, male, male. In mass start races, athletes start simultaneously. Biathlon events are scheduled for Feb. 8, 9, 10, 11,

13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21 and 22. Nordic Combined Nordic Combined individual events have been part of the Olympic program since the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924, with the team events joining the lineup in 1988. It is the only men-only discipline in the Winter Olympics. Nordic Combined events combine ski jumping and a 10 km cross-country ski race. Men’s events include the individual event with a normal hill ski jump, the individual event with a large hill ski jump, and the team event, with two jumps from the large hill and a relay. The individual event, also

known as the Gundersen race, takes place in two stages: first, the jump, and second, the race, where the skiers with the most ski jumping points start first, followed by the next best jumper after a gap that reflects the difference in their jumping scores. The Gold goes to the first athlete to cross the finish line. The team event is similar to the individual event, except that teams of four compete. Nordic Combined events are scheduled for Feb. 12, 18 and 20. Sources: and

Local Opera Singer Releases New CD by Alicia Dziak

Stephanie Welge, a local opera singer, has recently released a new CD entitled “Stephanie Welge Sings Wagner” and celebrated this week with a meet-and-greet event held at The Heartstrings Gift Shop at The Bradford Regional Medical Center. Welge, born and raised in Germany, currently resides in Bradford, Pa., with her husband. “At age 19, I knew I wanted to be a professional singer, and I took a vacation to New York City,” Welge said. Through a friend of a friend, she had the opportunity to audition for a renowned opera instructor. The audition went well and Welge decided to move to New York to pursue her dream. “It took me about a year to convince my parents to let me study there,” Welge laughed. Her husband’s job took them to Bradford, and the couple realized they had missed the countryside and the fresh air. “Today, I split my time between Bradford, New York and Germany,” Welge explained. In her CD, Welge shares her love of Richard Wagner, a famous German opera composer from the 1800s. The CD was recorded by Leszek Maria Wojcik, the recording studio manager at Carnegie Hall in New York City, who came out to Bradford this past year to record Welge at the Bromeley Family Theater. “I believe people are born with a certain voice to perform certain music,” Welge said.

She describes herself as a “dramatic soprano.” At home in the Wagnerian repertoire, Welge has sung the roles of Sieglinde and Gerhilde in ”Die Walkure” and Elizabeth and Venus in “Tannhauser” under the baton of David Gilbert at the Mannes Wagner Theater Festival in NYC. Previous roles performed include Mother Marie in “Dialogues of the Carmelites” under the direction of Ariel Bybee, according to a recent press release. Equally at home on the concert stage, Welge has performed concerts in New York and Germany. Concert venues in New York include the German Consulate and the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. Welge was recently featured at the 50th Anniversary Gala at

the Bromeley Family Theater in honor of Marilyn Horne, a famous opera singer from Bradford, and in support of the Marilyn Horne Archive Collection Project at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Welge feels lucky to have the opportunity to practice her roles in this theater as well. “I’m able to practice here and then perform in New York and Germany,” she said. Welge is planning a future CD recording with Wojcik, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in NYC. Welge’s new CD is currently available at Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville and will soon be available on She is also planning other CD meet-and-greet sessions in the near future.

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“Progressive” Isn’t Just About Insurance By Ron Kubicki, Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School From printed and video educational material of Professional Snowsports Instructors of America/ American Association of Snowboard instructors

As you are riding up the Morning Star lift first thing Saturday morning, what catches your eye is a continuous flow down the hill. This skier’s body remains quiet, yet active, in engaging their skis, which are making continuous and constant size arcs in the snow and maintaining a consistent speed. The skier is poised and athletic in their movements. This is blending of skills that exemplifies an accomplished high end skier. There are a number of things all happening at once that you hardly notice because the rhythmic precise turns seem automatic. Stance is athletic and balanced on the center/front of the foot, feet are comfortably separated to allow independent movement, and the entire body is engaged in subtle, precise movements. The important factor in this is the skis, and the changing and engaging of the ski’s edges. In most groomed conditions, on hard or soft snow, you are looking for “progressive edging” of your skis. The dominant ski is the outside ski, and it becomes the outside ski at the end of your turn, when it is still actually your uphill ski. If you are moving your body down the fall line, you will notice your “new” outside ski will actually change and begin to engage the new edge before your ski even begins to turn. That engagement and the engineering in your ski will begin the ski turning and it will continue to develop more edge as it begins to manage the pressure and radius of the new turn. With your body staying centered and angled to the inside of the turn, your ski edge increases more. Through flexion and turning your legs under your body, you manage the forces of the turning skis

with increasing edge angle, leg and ankle flexion, until you complete that turn. Your body moves across your skis – still heading downhill before your skis – your edge angle decreases and flattens, then again begins to engage the new outside ski. Yes, all that is going on with that athletic elegant skier you are watching. Take a trip over to Fiddler’s Elbow and stop on the side of the trail. Do some “cowboy turns” – widen your stance like you are bowlegged, head down the fall line and just tip your boots one way. Let your skis engage and begin to turn, and slowly tip your boots the other way and let your skis begin the next turn. Notice how your skis will just begin to turn more as your edge more. Play with the speed you tip your boots, and get a feel for the performance of your skis. Now let the speed increase a bit, stand a bit taller and hold your edges a bit longer to make more of a turn. As you pick up more speed, assume your balanced athletic stance and tip your boots by allowing your body to move downhill over and past your skis. Like magic, your skis flatten, develop a new edge, pick up speed and catch up with you. Your skis can skid during the turn to manage your speed and turn shape, but edge transition should be smooth and progressive. These and many more techniques for improving your high end skills can be had by taking a lesson with one of our PSIA-E/AASI certified instructors.

LEGAL MATTERS: How Do I Make Changes to My Will or Power of Attorney?

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Third Annual Farm-Neighbor Dinner Announced The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the third annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, N.Y. Cattaraugus County is home to a vibrant and diverse agricultural industry. Good communication is essential to

developing and maintaining good relationships between farm and non-farm neighbors. This event is a way to bring the county’s farmers and their neighbors together for a night of fellowship and understanding. It will also be a showcase for the county’s farmers and businesses. The evening will begin at

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5:30 p.m. with agriculturalrelated exhibitor displays and appetizers. Dinner will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by the speaker and awards. Any business that wishes to become a sponsor of the event or exhibitor should contact Deb Miller at (716) 938-2318 or by email at deborahmiller@ Reservations for the dinner are due no later than March 28, 2014, and can be made by contacting Deb Miller at (716) 938-2318 or by email at Cost of the dinner is $20 per person and reservations must be made prior to the event. Tickets will not be sold at the dinner.

There are a number of circumstances under which a person might need to make changes to a will, living will or power of attorney. The most common reason to change any of the documents is the death of a beneficiary or executor under a will or the death of an agent holding power under a living will or power of attorney (POA). For this reason, these documents should be revisited every few years to ensure that the death of a beneficiary or agent hasn’t left a gap in the person’s care or wishes. Where a fallout with family or friends is the reason for change, there is more cause for concern. It’s not to say that a falling out isn’t a good reason to make changes, but, if fallouts occur often and result in regular changes to these documents, the danger is that there are multiple versions of the document, each in a different person’s hands. It makes it difficult to know which version is the most recent. POAs and living wills are particularly vulnerable to this scenario, because it’s up to the person presented with the document to determine its validity. If a bank teller is presented with a POA and has no reason to doubt its validity (it’s recent, it’s notarized, and the agent has proof of ID), the teller may allow the agent to withdraw money from the principal’s account. Contrast that to wills, which are subject

to the probate process through Surrogate’s Court — the will must be deemed valid by Surrogate’s Court before the executor can access the testator’s bank accounts or sell his property. More dangerous are feuding family and friends who attempt to influence the person making out the document. For instance, a woman executes a power of attorney appointing her sister as her agent if she is incapable of making legal decisions on her own behalf; the woman’s sister and son, however, do not get along. Months after appointing her sister as her agent, the woman’s attorney gets a phone call from the woman’s son asking the attorney to redraft the power of attorney so that the son is her agent. The son indicates that the sister has stolen money from the woman’s bank account and puts the woman on the phone to verify the missing money. The sister also calls the attorney, claiming that the woman is mentally incompetent and that the son is stealing money from his mother. Needless to say, this scenario sets off red flags. The woman is the client — not the son, not the sister. After meeting with the woman, the attorney is confident that the woman is mentally competent, but he may not be comfortable drafting a new POA if there is the possibility that either the son or sister are influencing her decision — especially since the client has not initiated the

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afterwards, and purchased one of Israel’s paintings, which now hangs inside the new EBC.” “My husband Greg, who is a Holiday Valley ski patrol member, is also in charge of the ski patrol beer and sausage tent during Fall Fest. He attended the Chamber of Commerce meeting that was held shortly before Fall Fest, where several bar and restaurant owners discussed the successes and opportunities for improvement of Fall Fest,” Boberg explained. “Greg talked during the meeting about how outside competition was taking away the money normally generated at the Ski Patrol’s tent and how, in the past, the HVSP depended on Fall Fest as their primary fundraiser for the year.” According to Boberg, Peter Kreinheder was also in attendance at the chamber meeting and listened carefully to the needs of the ski patrol groups, who depend on fundraising for making all of their own equipment purchases — toboggans, radios, medical supplies, AEDs — everything necessary to equip a medical facility. Within two days after that chamber meeting, Peter Kreinheder contacted Greg Boberg with the idea of a Michael Israel fundraiser for both ski patrol groups. And as they say, the rest is history … or is about to be history. “Most people don’t realize

that area Ski Patrols rely on fundraising for all of their supply and equipment needs,” said Boberg.

Holiday Valley Ski Patrol Holiday Valley has a highly experienced ski patrol, with members averaging 18 years of ski patrol service. The skill level of Holiday Valley patrollers is so high that 35 of 113 members hold National Ski Patrol instructor certification, qualifying them to train and evaluate patrollers. Every year, Holiday Valley hosts first aid, skiing and snowboarding, and toboggan-handling training events for patrollers from other resorts. The Holiday Valley Ski Patrol is a self-sustaining rescue organization composed almost entirely of volunteers. Each member pays annual dues and training fees. Members also purchase and maintain their ski equipment and firstaid packs and pay part of the cost of their easily recognized red and black uniforms.

HoliMont Ski Patrol The HoliMont Ski Patrol is a volunteer organization of approximately 80 members of the community from all walks of life and is an affiliate of the National Ski Patrol. HoliMont Ski Patrol members support and participate in the ski, snowboarding and outdoor recreation community by providing emergency care and rescue services. Its members

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participate in annual Skills and CPR Refreshers to keep up on their first aid and chairlift evacuation skills. The Art of Rescue event will take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2014, at EBC’s outdoor Beer Garden. A traditional New England-style lobster bake will feature Maine lobster or filet mignon, clam chowder, salt potatoes, corn bread, and steamers, all combined with an EBC craft beer pairing. Sponsorship opportunities and underwriting opportunities are being sought right now. Sponsorships include a $10,000 Adventure Rescue Sponsor package, which includes premier seating for up to 14 guests, a VIP cocktail reception with Michael Israel, six hand-signed serigraphs, recognition, and Sky High admission for 14 guests. A $5,000 Gold Sponsor package and a $2,500 Silver Sponsor package are also available. Other underwriting opportunities include a $10,000 entertainment underwriter, a $2,500 beverage underwriter, a $2,500 food service underwriter, a $1,500 VIP reception underwriter, a $1,500 publicity underwriter, and a $1,000 patron gift underwriter. Individuals or groups are encouraged to contact Mary Lynn Boberg at (716) 560-5482 or email her at luckydiamond99@frontiernet. net.

be completed by June 1, 2014. The amendment language was put to a vote. Five board members voted in favor of the amendment. Doc Dayton and Mike Guercio voted against. During the lengthy discussion leading up to the vote, board members expressed frustration that both the town Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board had been forced to consider changes to previously approved site plans because the owners went ahead and made changes without coming back to either board for revisions. Dayton felt the board was within its rights to enforce adherence to the original plans, whether they were cost effective or not. He said, “Our concern is not affordability. It’s what’s best for the community.” Board member Sheri Barrera felt that, in the case of the fencing, the owner had proposed a better solution to the problem than was approved in the original plan. “We need to consider whether this plan is as good as or better than the original. I think the fence is safer,” she said. Owner Ray Miranda

acknowledged that he had made mistakes and apologized profusely, saying that he owns several other Tim Hortons restaurants but has never developed one himself. He said he did not realize he should have come back to the boards with revised plans, but that there was no malice or attempt to skirt the rules on his part. In addition to the landscape plan amendments, the board discussed lighting issues with the Five Star Bank ATM that is on the Tim Hortons property. The bank installed signage on all four sides of the ATM that has internal lighting. Internal sign lighting is not permitted under town zoning law, but federal law has certain requirements for ATM lighting. Town Engineer Mark Alianello said he had spoken with Five Star Bank representatives who will be presenting alternatives to internally lit signage that also meets federal requirements. The planning board authorized Alianello to make the decision on this issue. Southtowns Scenic Byway At the request of Town Supervisor John Burrell, Town Planner Carol Horowitz explained that there is a proposal by a non-profit

organization to extend the existing Southtowns Scenic Byway in Erie County into Cattaraugus County. A scenic byway is intended to promote tourism and economic development through the “thoughtful stewardship of natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational resources of the byway region.” It requires the endorsement of all municipalities located along the route, which would have to adhere to all state byway regulations and would then require the NYS Legislature’s and governor’s approval. One of those regulations is a restriction on new billboards. For some municipalities, this could require changes to existing signage ordinances. However, as Horowitz pointed out, Ellicottville already has sign ordinances restricting billboards, so no changes would be needed. In order for the Town Board to move forward, it needs the planning board to recommend participation in the plan. A motion to do so carried. The next meeting of the Ellicottville Town Planning Board is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.

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classrooms in the high school wing; repair of the elementary school’s ventilation system; construction of a protected entryway at the southern entrance to the high school; and replacing lighting around the football field. Vorhees advised against picking off features of the first three. “These are key elements of the project. Cutting little pieces here and there won’t get us to goal and might require the architects to go back to the drawing board on certain items,” he explained. The board was hesitant to identify the southern entrance as an expendable element. The condition of the current entryway is quickly deteriorating, they agreed, and this is the most used entrance of the school. The renovation of that area was designed to improve student safety. Football field lighting, which carries a $165,000 price tag, got the most discussion. Although the board felt this was a popular project with many voters, Ward pointed out that now that ECS is merging its football team with Franklinville, only two games will be held at home next year, and few soccer games are played under lights. The fact is there are lights on the field. Everyone agreed they’re not high quality, but the board felt that this was a logical project to put on the table. If it ends up being cut, the school will not be hurt in

any significant way and the project could be revisited at some time in the future. Elementary School Principal Connie Poulin added that, since everyone is expecting 2014-15 to be a difficult budget year and “we’re going to have to make some tough decisions, football lights are hard to argue.” Vorhees emphasized that giving football lights “budget protection alternate” status doesn’t mean they’re gone. He said, “If estimates come in lower and contingency funds are not expended, there may still be enough to fund them. This is simply a decision about prioritizing what to cut if there is a need.” With $165,000 in the alternate pot, the board was short $15,000 of Vorhees’ request. He said he would continue to look for ways to get there, but he felt this put him in “good shape to bid” come spring when the State Education Department is expected to approve the project and bidding can begin. Superintendent’s Report Ward gave the board another heads up that the 2014-15 budget will be the “worst yet,” saying that the board has cut and saved everything it can over the past years and that, despite its budget and taxing conservatism all along, this year some very tough cuts may be needed. While there has been good economic growth in the district over the past year, school tax revenue figures are not yet

available, he said. He said he has outlined these issues in a budget preview article that will be in the school’s January/February newsletter, due to come out next week. The budget must be approved by the board on April 1. The budget work session schedule will be presented at the next board meeting. Bullying Update Elementary School Principal Poulin and Middle/High School Principal Bob Miller are working together to keep the momentum going after a very successful anti-bullying presentation to parents on Jan. 15. Some 120 parents and guardians, representing 50 of the 75 families with seventh and eighth graders at the school, attended the presentation by Dr. Amanda Nickerson, director of the Jean M. Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University of Buffalo. Miller said parents were pleased with the program and that there already seems to be more awareness about the issue among students. However, both he and Poulin agreed that this was a good first step and that much more needs to be done. Both will be visiting the Victor School District to learn about a Big Time Friends Club there that has been getting good results. Other efforts are in the works, as well. The next meeting of the Ellicottville School Board will be held Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library.

Night Sky Classes at Ellicottville Library Remedy Cabin Fever Given Western New York winters, it’s not surprising that every year there are outbreaks of cabin fever. Don’t let it happen this winter! Come to the Ellicottville Memorial Library three classes about the night sky. Classes will be led by long time amateur astronomer Bert Probst, and each is structured for adults over the age of 16. The Night Sky- In this class, you will discover what’s up there in the Ellicottville night sky. We’ll cover all sorts of good subjects, some familiar and some not so familiar, including the moon, planets, constellations, galaxies, star clusters, meteors, the

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northern lights and the International Space Station. Each participant will receive a planisphere which we’ll use to find our way around the night sky. The class will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. The fee for this class is $15. Let’s Talk Telescopes- This class is for you if you’ve ever thought about owning a telescope. The three major types of telescopes will be briefly presented, and the three major mounts in use today for amateur telescopes will be reviewed. You are encouraged to bring your telescope for display and/or to receive

assistance in its use. This class will meet on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee. Meteors, Meteorites, Craters And Comets- We’ll be talking about “shooting stars” and meteorites. And those beautiful, however infrequent, visitors to our part of the solar system, cometswhere do they come from and how are they related to shooting stars, meteorites and craters? We’ll tie all of these together. This class will meet at the library on Wednesday, March 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee. Call the library to enroll or with any questions. 716-699-2842.

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Ellicottville Sports Round-Up by Todd Palmatier

It’s been a busy couple weeks in Ellicottville Sports. In youth basketball, the Ellicottville Spurs finished a perfect 10-0 season in the 12-13 year old division at the Olean YMCA. The Ellicottville Knicks finished their season with a win to complete their season. This team has improved steadily over the past few weeks. The 8-9 year old Spurs also finished with a victory and completed an 8-2 season. The SYA Basketball program kicked off this past week under the guidance of Shana Chudy and Phil Jimerson. While the Ellicottville 3-4 graders lost a tough battle to the Salamanca Warriors, the ECS 5-6 grade team pulled a tough-fought victory over the Warriors. The 5-6 Grade boys team will be competing in the upcoming Hill Warner Memorial Tourney in Geneseo. The Ellicottville girls’ varsity basketball team has had a rough few games, losing hard-fought battles to Pine Valley, West Valley, Salamanca and Franklinville over the past few weeks. The team has been led by Marissa Hamilton, Alexis Woodin and Kara Conroy in the scoring and rebounding departments. The girls’ JV squad has been doing just the opposite; this team has been having their way with JV squads from those schools. The JV team has been led by 8th grader Evelyn Cortez, freshmen Jenna Aldrich and Madison Harris. The girls play back-to-back games Thursday

and Friday against North Collins. The boys’ basketball team has been enjoying some success over the past few weeks, finishing the four-game stretch 3-1 with victories over West Valley, North Collins and archrival Franklinville Panthers. After trailing the entire game against the Panthers, the Eagles won 53-49 in the last minute of the game. The team has been led by senior guard Cameron Wilson, Jr., Phalla Musall, and seniors Tanner Gregory and Dylan Paprocki, and sophomore Tommy Easton. Coach Dave McCann is getting his team ready for a return game with North Collins on Saturday and prepping for Section 6 playoffs in the coming weeks. The boys JV squad is playing strong, finishing 2-1. Their only loss to Franklinville, the JV team has been led by sophomores Robert Sawicki and Cameron Eddy, and 8th graders Austin Grinols and Griffin Chudy. Next, the boys will play away at North Collins this Saturday. The ECS modified boys’ basketball team has kicked off their season with the 7th grade team finishing the first two games 1-1. This included a victory over Catt/LV and a tough loss to Franklinville. The team is led by Brennan Finn, Brenden Chudy and Steve Rowland. The 8th grade team finished 1-2 with a victory over West Valley and losses to Catt/LV and Franklinville. The team this year is being led by Noah Stuve, Jonah Rust, Deric Leiper, Parker Rieman, Mitchell Sexton and Evan Palmatier. Their next game is Friday at ECS starting at 5 p.m. The Ellicottville ski team was in action last week at

Holiday Valley. In the men’s giant slalom, Alex Paddock finished 2nd and Lucas Foster finished 9th. In the girls slalom, Joran Lyford and Shelby Toth finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The Ellicottville Sports Boosters have been continuing to work very hard for our student athletes and met recently. They are working on many new projects. They have already put up the school’s championship banners and are getting set to unveil the boys’ and girls’ basketball 1000 point scorers’ banners. Additionally, the Sports Boosters is looking into refurbishing or replacing the school mascot. In future fundraising efforts, they are looking at hosting an event this summer with either a DJ or live band. This event would also include a raffle and would likely be held at the Great Valley Fire Hall Playhouse. More details will follow in the coming months. The Booster Club will also be hosting their annual golf tournament this summer at Holiday Valley Resort. Please note that the Sports Booster Club is also actively setting up a scholarship for both a male and female student athletes to be awarded at graduation. The group’s next meeting is Feb. 17 in the ECS high school cafeteria. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend meetings. Current members would like to extend many thanks for those who have continued to help in the operation of the concession stand at all basketball games. Parents of the student athletes have helped tremendously at every game, including the selling of 50/50 tickets. Baseball and softball seasons are right around the corner.

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potatoes, radishes, turnips, garlic, onions, cipollini onions, shallots, leeks, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Napa cabbage, pie pumpkins). They even offer stew mix and juicing combinations. Other local products include organic popcorn from Abers Acres; naturally raised heritage meats from BRD’s Forever Farm; raw and liquid honey from Country Honey; flavored cheeses, cheese curd, ice cream and eggs from New Horizon Creamery; maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy from Over the Hill Maple; honey from Phearsdorf Farm; baked goods and pie pumpkins from Wabi Sabi Acres; and grassfed beef and lamb from Wild Geese Farm. In the summer, the market offers seasonal items like strawberries and corn, which are also grown locally. During winter, Canticle’s three high tunnels (tall, tubelike greenhouses) provide an insulated, cold-weather growing environment for cold hardy and disease-resistant varieties of greens. Farm Manager Mark Printz said, “High tunnels create a little microclimate inside. (The greens) still freeze … but can take a few freeze and thaw cycles.” Canticle’s vegetables are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), following USDA organic principles. CNG is

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Sr. Joyce Ramage, OSF (president of Canticle Farm) and Mark Printz (farm manager).

a grassroots organization of mostly farmers and serves smaller producers that sell directly to the consumer. CSA also comes with many perks. Canticle Farm President Sr. Joyce Ramage, OSF, said “The benefit of a CSA is you get to the farm, you get to see how everything is grown and meet the farmer. You become more in touch with what you’re eating.” Upcoming winter sale dates are Feb. 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, and April 1, 15 and 29. Canticle Farm Market is located at 3809 Old State Rd. in Allegany and is open Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. during winter. “People are usually waiting outside the door for us to open,” said Sr. Joyce. Spring shares begin May 9

and start at $90, summer shares begin June 17 and start at $190, and fall shares begin Oct. 14 and start at $115. The public is welcome to purchase spring, summer and fall shares or to visit the public farm market open twice a week during summer and fall. From May through October, you can also buy Canticle produce at the REAP Farmers’ Market on Saturdays in Olean. For more details, visit Canticle Farm on Facebook or at Email canticleoffice@yahoo. com or call (716) 373-0200, ext. 3358, to get on their newsletter email list. Support your local economy, get to know your farmer and feed your family nutritious meals. What a delicious concept!

From the Bookshelf Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library

“Dark Witch” by Nora Roberts

Io Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal gra grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and cen centuries-old legends - County Mayo, Ireland to be exact. I Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly opt optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle wh she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. where An since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives. And When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. C Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package. Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she w wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. A ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. An Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope and love alive. This book is the first in a trilogy, and is available from the Ellicottville Memorial Library in book format only. It is also available in large print and audio book formats using our interlibrary loan program.

In 1924, George Mallory set off to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. His goal was simple: be the first person to reach it. We don’t know if he succeeded, because Mallory was never again seen alive. However, we do know something about the winter weather apparel of Mallory’s day. It’s surprising how little has changed. Dressing the winter sportsman is more difficult than it sounds. The weather part is obvious: It’s cold out there. But a winter day can be 35 degrees or can be sub-zero. Furthermore, the cold weather temperatures are countered by the tremendous heat given off by the body as it mobilizes energy for activities with high physical demands like skiing. Keep two key points in mind. First: Dress in layers. I have never had to stop skiing because I was too warm. Layers give us the ability to thermoregulate. At the onset of physical activity in winter, multiple layers keep the body warm. As physical exertion continues, however, body temperature rises dramatically. The ability to remove layers — and put them back on later — allows a skier or an ice fisherman to remain comfortable and safely stay out longer. Second: No cotton. Though much of what people wear dayto-day is cotton or a cottonblend (jeans, T-shirts, dress shirts, khakis, etc.), cotton works against us as we exercise in the cold. Cotton sponges up moisture (like perspiration) and holds onto it. Against our skin, this moisture is cold and uncomfortable. When dressing the trunk (the body’s core) and legs, the layer closest to the skin —the

base layer — should be a thin wool, silk or a synthetic blend. Synthetic materials include polyester and nylon. Wool, silk, and synthetic fibers wick moisture (sweat, melted snow, rain, etc.) away from the skin. The drier the skin, the warmer and more comfortable a winter athlete will be. The second layer is the bulk layer. This layer provides insulation and is commonly a fleece garment. “Fleece” used to mean literally the hide of a sheep or another animal, but now is a general term for a bulky layer made of almost any textile, usually synthetic fibers. On warmer days, this layer can also be a turtleneck or a sweatshirt. This bulk layer is the first to come off when a person begins to feel too hot. The third layer, the shell layer, is both the most important layer and usually the most expensive. With skiers, this is the ski jacket and ski pants. We ask a lot out of this layer, as it needs to be insulated, windproof, and above all waterproof. Perhaps surprisingly, the

cold weather conditions of the world’s tallest mountain didn’t kill Mallory. A fall did. In 1999, Mallory’s chillingly well-preserved body was discovered, still dressed in layers of wool and silk. He was safe against the cold; he was dressed the part. Here we are 90 years after Mallory attempted Everest. Although styles have changed, the key points have not. The well-prepared winter sportsman of 1924 used a similar strategy to the welldressed winter sportsman of 2014. Mallory would have laughed at the silly colors we wear today, but the layers and the composition of our clothing would make him smile and be content knowing that some fundamentals of being a winter sportsman never change. Every skier is different. “Cold” is a matter of perspective for every person who goes outdoors in winter. Experiment with the types of material, the thickness of the layers, and the number of layers you wear to find what is most comfortable for you.

Open Studio Tour Seeks Artist Participants The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) invites area artists and craftspeople to participate in its seventh annual open studio tour, Routes to Art (RTA). The tour boasts over 35 regional artists and takes place each year in central Cattaraugus

County. Applications are still being accepted and artists will need to apply by February 7 to be juried into the 2014 RTA weekend on May 17-18, 2014. Anne Conroy-Baiter, Executive Director of CCAC, commented that Routes to Art

2014 is off to an excellent start. “I’m happy to report that we already have 35 artists signed on this year.” Launched in 2008, Routes to Art is a comprehensive regional marketing and promotion program for area

artists. Artists are featured in 15,000 four color brochures, on the website, and also take part in the very successful RTA Holiday Sale in Ellicottville, NY. In the seventh year of the tour, CCAC once again

welcomes artists and artisans from Cattaraugus County, western New York, and Northern Pennsylvania with all artists displaying their work in an area centered around Ellicottville, Salamanca, Cattaraugus, and Little Valley.

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To allow us to properly remove the snow please park accordingly. Overnight parking is only allowed in designated areas in the Village and Town of Ellicottville. Please abide by the local ordinances so everyone can travel safely and have room to park. Snow storms require immediate snow removal, please move your vehicles daily so the areas can be plowed. Please don’t block sidewalks when parking in driveways. Any questions please inquire at the Police Department located at One West Washington. Local Police Department, Village and Town DPW Department, Supervisor Burrell and Mayor Coolidge.

February 28 Holiday Valley’s Telestock Day 2014 Join with friends from the City Garage for telemark demo equipment, clinics and a cookout at the Champagne Sundeck. March 1-2 Trappers Special Dog Sled Races at Allegany State Park Sled dog teams fcompete on the parks snow covered trails. Quaker Area, Camp Turner. March 1-2 Kandahar Race at HoliMont March 1 Scout Ski Day at Holiday Valley Special Pricing: 8-hour lift tickets $29, lift and lesson $33, lift lesson and rental $43. Helmet rental $5. 716-699-2345, ext 4406. March 6 Ski Day for United Way at HoliMont March 7 at 7pm Celtic Thunder Fundraiser Ellicottville Town Center Call 716-699-8758 for details and tickets. March 7 Tele-Fest at HoliMont Meteors, Meteorites, Craters And Comets- This class will meet at the library on Wednesday, March 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee. These classes have filled up quickly in past years, so register early. e-Books available at the library – Browse through over 6,800 e-Book titles and download (for free) onto a compatible computer or device. Book Club- meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. The February 12 book is

March 8-9 Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival & Mardi Gras 2014 Cookout, parade down Mardi Gras, face painting and fun! March 8 Ellicottville’s 2014 Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Get your costumes and beads ready for one of the zaniest parades ever. In the heart of the village. March 16 WNY EquiFest Western New York’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering. March 20-23 Plantasia WNYs Premier Garden and Landscape Show March 22 Holiday Valley’s Spring Pond Skimming Party 2014 Who wouldn’t want to race down a ski slope into an icy pond? Whether you get wet or just watch, it is FUN ! April 11-13 Greater Olean Area Home Show 716-372-4433

“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. Rare Book Sale- Books are priced $5.00 to $40.00 with values researched from $20.00 to $300.00! Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.– Check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, e-Books and movies.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and the Surrounding Communities February 7 Harpeth Rising at Springville Center for the Arts

Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2014

For Sale or Rent. 7262 Poverty Hill Rd, Ellicottville. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath house and 14 acres. Outrageous renovation with cathedral ceilings, cedar siding, natural wood. Large LR, DR, and kitchen. First floor laundry. Freshly painted, with new LR carpet. 229K. Will consider partial owner financing or cash discount. Rental includes entire house, less 1 bedroom/bath which has separate entrance. Easily sleeps 8. $350/night, minimum 2 nights, short-term rentals only. 716-574-3179 or

For Rent Studio condo at Wildflower. Ground floor. Patio. WBF, stereo, cable TV. Free shuttle to the Valley. Sleeps 4. Dec--Apr. $3K + electric. Everything you need. Call Jack at 945-2283 or jcluzier@

The Sound Track

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TOWN OF MANSFIELD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the February Town Board Meeting is scheduled for February 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Town Board Meeting for March is to be held the usual third Monday March 17, 2014. By Order of the Town Board, Betty Jane Horning, Town Clerk

Religious Services Holy Name Of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 4pm & 5:30pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Worship Sat 5pm, Sun 10:30am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 9am

Local Community Meetings

United Church, Ellicottville Elizabeth and Elk Sts. 699-4003 Sun Sch, begins in Sept Worship, 11am

All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

First Baptist Church, Great Valley 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm

(2nd Monday) February 10

United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am

(3rd Wed) February 19, 6pm

Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Mansfield 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 257-9138 Sat 7pm, Sun 10am Grace Bible Baptist, Mansfield 7968 Reed Hill Rd 257-3645 Sun Sch 10am, Sun Worship 11:0am & 6pm Wed Bible study/prayer srv 7pm

Ashford (2nd Tuesday) February 11

Cattaraugus Village East Otto (2nd Tuesday) February 11

Ellicottville Town Ellicottville Village (2nd Mon) February 10, 6pm

Great Valley (2nd Monday) February 10

Humphrey (2nd Monday) February 10

Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) February 10

Little Valley Village (2nd Tuesday) February 11

Mansfield February 10







Otto (3rd Tuesday) February 18

Salamanca City (2nd Wednesday) February 12

Salamanca Town (2nd Tuesday) February 11

Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2014

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HOLIDAY VALLEY - So Much To Do - So Much Fun!

Yodeler Lodge features a retail shop, the Marketplace CafĂŠ and two bars. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located in the heart of the Valley, right at the base of the Yodeler Quad chair.

Holiday Valley Lodge, new in 2012, is the location of the Mountainside Grille, McCarty CafĂŠ, two bars, Snowsports School desk, the Equipment Rental Shop and the High Performance Demo and Repair shop.

Tannenbaum Lodge

is where families love to picnic, but it also houses the 7 Headwalls CafĂŠ. Tannenbaum m is at the base of the Tannenbaum High Speed Quad and Spruce Lake Quad that serve the Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gentlest terrain.

Feb. 15 Boarding for Breast Cancer Together with The Boardroom, the sixth annual B4BC board-a-thon will be held on Feb. 15. Activities in the name of breast cancer awareness will include special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women snowboarders and skiers, local shop demos, a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and Chinese auctions and an awards reception party. Proceeds from Holiday Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B4BC event will go to the Buffalo areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days and Boarding for Breast Cancer Awareness Programs.

Snowsports lessons for skiers and

snowboarders are available daily for children (ages 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11) and adults (age 12 and up). Holiday Valley Snowsports is a PSIA/AASI Certified school with lessons for all ability levels.


BC 716-699-2345 â&#x20AC;˘ 800-323-0020

Whatever your interests, head to Holiday Valley in February to enjoy all the resort has to offer in the height of Winter!

February is filled with fun events for everyone! Aspireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inaugural Ski the Valley

Penguin Paddle

Feb. 9 is Aspireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ski the Valleyâ&#x20AC;? day to benefit children and adults with disabilities. The event is from noon to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Valley Lodge and on the slopes and at the Tubing Park, with a shuttle running between the two locations throughout the day. Various packages are available. For more information, call 716-505-5514 or visit

February 22 is the Penguin Paddle! Enjoy a cookout at Yodeler Lodge and auction to support the Lounsbury Adaptive Program, and participate in penguinstyle belly sledding races on Yodeler

Your Turn Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ski Clinic Feb. 10-11 brings the Your Turn Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ski Clinic to the slopes, for intermediate through advanced skiers. The clinic will be led by Lisa Densmore, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, and assisted by several of Holiday Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest women instructors. The clinic price is $290 per person and includes coaching, demo equipment, breakfast and lunch each day, plus dinner on Monday. Specially priced lift tickets will be available. Lodging specials are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley for Sunday and Monday nights by calling 800-323-0020.

Boarding for Breast Cancer Feb. 15 is Boarding for Breast Cancer, an event that includes activities in the name of breast cancer awareness that will include special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women snowboarders and skiers, local shop demos, a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and Chinese auctions and an awards reception party.

Telestock Telestock will be held on Feb. 28, and is an opportunity to join friends from the City Garage for telemark demo equipment, clinics and a cookout at the Champagne Sundeck.

Free Guided Mountain Tours -Weekends & Holidays 10:30a.m. Those new to the Valley can take advantage of free guided Mountain Tours, meeting at the Trail Map kiosk in front of the Holiday Valley Lodge at 10:30 a.m. weekends and holidays. Intermediate skills and a lift ticket are required.

Try Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing Enjoy a change of pace and try snowshoeing or cross country skiing at Holiday Valley. Both cross country skis and snowshoes are available for rent for $17 at Holiday Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rental shop, and use of the trails is free. A two ride cross country ticket is also available for purchase to take you to the top of Holiday Valley where you can ski the ridgeline from Cindyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to Spruce Lake, about 3 miles one way.


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Joany Klopp Bund, GRI Associate Broker Sales Manager


Office: 716-699-3945 Cell: 716-969-2156 Email:

Ellicottville is full of boutique and sporting good shops, charming restaurants and cafe’s, cozy places to stay, and professional real estate experts to help you find that perfect place! jkb

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Lic. Assoc. R.E. Brokers ERA Team VP Real Estate 12 Washington St., Ellicottville, NY Cathy: (716) 983-4234 Melanie: (716) 480-8409 Office: (716) 699-4800 Scan this image with your smart phone to see ALL of our listings!

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Holland Propane. A Family Run Business in the Heart of Ski Country. Our business sells and installs quality space heaters, fireplaces and water heaters from companies like Monessen, Napoleon, Rinnai Modine, Bradford, Generac and Weber. We stock motor and hydraulic oils, methanol and racing gas. Patio heaters and gas fire pits are also available. Ryan, Rob and Kim, and Mick and Molly Holland, as well as our dedicated staff – Wes Sabin (16 years) and Sharon Dietrick (12 years) and Dave – have been committed to serving your family with reliable

service, quality brands and competitive pricing. Located in the heart of ski country, we are dedicated to local sales and service. Just like you, the Holland family, as well as our grandchildren, enjoy skiing at Holiday Valley and HoliMont. “We love working and playing in Ellicottville and the surrounding area, but best part is meeting and becoming friends with so many people from all parts of the world.”

Call Ryan at (716) 592-7242 or (800) 640-0370

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2014 VOLUME 2

ACalendar of Events 2014 Events A

Fun Times, Fun Festivals, Fun Events All Year Long!

Feb. 7-8 AMSOIL Seneca Allegany Snocross Feb. 15 HV Boarding for Breast Cancer Feb. 22 Penguin Paddle March 8-9 Mardi Gras/Winter Carnival March 22 Holiday Valley Pond Skimming May 17-18 Routes to Art Weekend June 8 Dirty Duathlon June 14 Mudslide Obstacle Run July 4-6 Summer Music Festival July 19-20 Americana Folk Art Fair July 25-27 Jazz & Blues Weekend Aug. 7-10 IBO World Championship Aug. 16-17 Taste of Ellicottville


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Custom contemporary furnished home across from HoliMont. Lots of amenities! B410466 $795,000

Just over 600 ac of prime hilltop land w/a panoramic view of both ski resorts and the Village. Great development site w/over 2 mi. of road frontage. B444626 $2.9M

7739 CROSS RD. Hillside chalet on 10 ac. Plus 2 BR/2 BTH garage apt. Great views of the surrounding hills B433235 $299,700


5751 BONN WAY EAST Open concept chalet has it all with room to roam; 5 BR/3.5 BTH; fam. rm. with fireplace; gourmet kitchen. B405061 $439,000


Completely renovated 4 BR/2 BTH home on 5 ac. Close to both ski resorts in E’ville. B399293 $449,700



Contemporary hillside chalet next to State land. Custom furniture stays. Large stocked pond. B440865 $259,000

New home in secluded setting close to the slopes. 4BR/2.5 BTH; granite; A/C; att. garage. B422922 $279,000

5709 BONN WAY EAST 4 BR/3 BTH cedar chalet only min. to the slopes. Lower walkout; wraparound deck w/panoramic views. B444441 $259,900

3653 COOPER HILL RD. Newer 5 BR/2.5 BTH custom built home on approx.. 100 wooded acres w/pond. Fieldstone fireplace. B371201 $325,000





Updated Village Victorian on extra large lot. A great mix of new & vintage.4 BR/, 1.5 BTH. Close to everything. B428181 $229,500

Hillside 4 BR chalet only min. to E’ville and the slopes. Lg. wraparound deck; A/C; pellet stove; new storage shed. B444497 $189,900


15 ROCKWELL 287 FRONT AVE. 3 BR/2 BTH well kept home in Salamanca. Spacious family rm., 2 car garage. Endless possibilities! B442346 $99,900

Hillside wooded location just 2 mi. from E’ville. Furnished 3 BR; lg. deck & hot tub. Priced to move. B441596 $157,500


5413 SUGARTOWN A-frame 2 BR home on 8.65 ac that backs up to the creek. Newer septic & well. Panoramic views. B443712 $77,500



Townhouse w/master suite on 2nd flr., 2 BR & bath in lower level, fully furnished; walk to Village. No HOA. B422645 $267,500

6D SUN UP Village location; 3 BR/2 BTH being offered w/most furnishings. Flooring, windows, siding all newer. B439073 $69,900

6230 TOAD HOLLOW 3 BR mobile on .74 acres in Mansfield. Beautiful meadow across the road. B438803 $40,000



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124 GREEN VALLEY Newer 3 BR/2 BTH mobile with great layout; gas fireplace; appliances; mudroom and enclosed Florida room w/hot tub. B443364 $69,900 A A A



Village 2 fam. Home. Totally renovated 4+ yrs ago. Driveways on each side. Owners’ unit can be sold furnished. B425366 $214,900


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SHOWCASE HOMES from Holiday Valley Realty Co., Inc.

Ellicottville Lifestyle at a “Fraction” of the Cost

Tamarack Club

On e Slopes HolidayValley Valley OnThthe Slopes Of of Holiday Choose The View And Size That Suits Your Family Home Away From Home (Full Kitchens, Baths, Fireplace With Concierge Services)



Prime location at Holiday Valley for all four seasons. Call Dave for more details! Prices starting at $227,500

Updated 3 BR/2 BTH end unit; entire unit repainted. Air conditioned. Slope views! B443783 $235,000

Dave Blanchard

Associate Broker, GRI

21 SNOWPINE Ski in/ski out. Lg. townhome at HV. Custom interior w/ stone fpl. Sep. ski room w/outside entrance. B416242 $398,900

Cell 716-474-7024

5773 BONN WAY EAST Newer built home only min. to the Village. 4 BR/3 BTH w/rec. rm & loft. Sold furnished. B429559 $299,900

Which One Works For You And Your Family? Call For Your Private Tour. Larger Fractions Available.

• STUDIOS FROM $76,500 • 1 BR UNITS FROM $115,900 •2 BR UNITS FROM $129,900 $140,000

Tamarack Club Sales: 716-699-7003

Come Have Fun… Ellicottville is Ready to Welcome You! Discover Four Seasons of Adventure and Fun Nestled in the Enchanted Mountains off Western New York, Ellicottville will captivatee with you with its charming shops, music-filledd nightlife, fabulous restaurants, cozy B&Bs, onlyy a short walk to village shops and eateries. It’s a four-season destination offering family fun alll year long.

Ski and Snowboarding



Corner location in heart of Village. 5 BR brick home. Nat’l. woodwork; country kitchen; heated gar. & more! B423366 $390,000

Awesome location. 1 BR ski in/ski out recently updated unit. Access to both Sunrise & Snowpine chairlifts. B395242 $99,000

Judy Gross

Associate Broker

200 WILDFLOWER Great location w/view of slopes and close to driving range. 2 BR/2 BTH furnished end unit; recently updated. B422849 $219,000

Cell 716-378-7737

407 COURT ST. Well-kept 4 BR/2 BTH home in the heart of LV. Nice front porch; lg. back yard. Offered furnished. B438989 $94,000

208 FOXRIDGE • B440122 Upgraded end unit with million dollar view of the Holiday Valley slopes! A/C, new roof, new decking.


Granite & infloor heat in kitchen. Many furnishings stay.

From November to April, Ellicottville is a virtual winter wonderland with over 50 yearss of bragging rights to two top-ranked ski andd snowboarding resorts. As the home of Holidayy Valley Resort, ranked #5 as the best winterr resort in the East by readers of SKI magazine, you can enjoy fabulous day and night skiing, high tech lifts and four amazing terrain parks. It doesn’t end there. Holiday Valley’ss h Mountain Coaster is open year round, with limited winter hours. Take the family for a snowy thrill ride down 2,940 feet of zigzaggingg w track with waves, curves and a corkscrew spiral. If the kids are still screaming for moree excitement, hop on the free shuttle to thee Holiday Valley Tubing Company for 12 laness of slippery family fun, with a Little Tubers areaa for the younger set. Combine Holiday Valley’s hospitalityy h and lifts – both voted #1 in the East, with great lodging options, ski school programs,, grooming, food and après ski offerings, it’s noo surprise they welcome visitors from all over thee Northeast and Canada every year. After an outdoor filled day, return home too the comfort of your Ellicottville lodging for a relaxing evening. Start with dinner at one off our fine establishments.

Village of Ellicottville’s Shops Mix it up a little and take a recreationall break to check out Ellicottville’s uniquee merchants. Bring your gift list, because you aree sure to find something to take home with you.. Our shops are filled with an unmatched varietyy of fabulous finds like quality consignments,, beautiful antiques, fine wines, craft beer, high-tech ski gear, unique gifts, original artwork,, funky clothing, handcrafted furniture, holidayy decorations and fine chocolates.

Downtown Ellicottville

Dining and Entertainment

Matt Hartburg Licensed Agent


Who says a charming small town can’t exudee h international flavor? Ellicottville is loaded with restaurants offering casual to gourmet diningg in urban chic restaurants with charmingg restored brick walls, antique bars and warmingg fireplaces. Don’t forget to add a glass of locallyy See “Come Have Fun” next page

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SHOWCASE HOMES from Holiday Valley Realty Co., Inc.

F 104 SNOWPINE Buy now for this ski season. Fully furnished; located on Wall Slope! Rental potential. B435680 $115,900



Centrally located 3 BR/2.5 BTH townhouse offered furnished. Walk to slope & golf course. B435594 $287,500

Wow…great ski in/ski out location! Fully furnished 3 BR/2 BTH, A/C, great rental potential. B427514 $229,000

Craig Dininny

66 WILDFLOWER Studio loft. Best price, fully furnished. Fresh paint job. Quiet rear location. B422437 $109,900


Associate Broker

147 GREEN VALLEY Open concept 3 BR/2 BTH mobile; many upgrades. Fully furnished. 5 minutes to Ellicottville! B433420 $79,900

39 WILDFLOWER Walk to the Village or across the street to the slopes! Nicely updated. Offered furnished. B423506 $129,500

G 102 SNOWPINE Ski in/ski out from this fully furnished 1 BR condo next to the Wall chairlift. Great rental potential! B415978 $89,900

Joany Klopp Bund

Cell 716-969-2156

GRI, Assoc. Broker - Sales Manager

Come Have Fun… Continued from previous page



Perfect family home or close enough to the slopes for a great vacation home on 6.5 acres. B439705 $259,900

4 seasons of fun in this furnished studio; located in a quiet area in the back. Priced to sell! B439914 $69,900

Jim Pierce

Licensed Agent


Holiday Valley Tubing Park Fun for all ages, now with 20 lanes and a new ice skating rink! Located 4 miles from the resort at Rt. 242 and Bryant Hill Road.

photo credit: Catt Co Tourism

Holiday Valley Mountain Coaster Zigzag down the mountain and through the woods on the ultimate winter thrill ride - 2,940 feet Downhill, 15 curves, 12 waves, 1 jump and large circle/spiral. Ages 3 and up. $8 per ride, 2 rides for $15 or a 10-pack for $65.

crafted wine or beer for a richly satisfying meal. For a sweet finish, top off your meal with a steaming hot mocha in front of a cozy outdoor fire pit for some colorful people watching or sink into a bubbling hot tub. Still feeling energetic? Then dance the night away to nightly live music in many of our establishments. Weekends always rock in Ellicottville with area favorites to some big name performers.

Stay for a While! Stay for a weekend or make it a week! Ellicottville offers a variety of lodging and amenities to accommodate singles, couples and even large families. Book your stay at a romantic bed & breakfast, choose a luxurious guest room, or enjoy slopeside views and ski-in/ski-out access from your condo. Be sure to book well in advance during peak season. Contact one of our experienced and knowledgeable realtors to help you find the perfect fit. You’ll be glad you did.

Tamarack Club (below) is Holiday Valley’s luxury slopeside lodging with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condominiums for sale or rent. Guests have use of the indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs.

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ALPINE MEADOWS To rent or own from $227,500; 3 BR/2.5 BTH across from HV ski slopes.

FOX RIDGE Townhomes to rent or own from $194,500; 3-4 BR overlooking HV resort.

SNOWPINE VILLAGE To rent or own 1-3 BR condos from $89,900. Ski in/Ski out! Close to golf course and lifts.

VALLEY VILLAGE Ski in/Ski out from the Chute chairlift at HV Resort

SUGAR PINE LODGE Charming Bavarian B & B upscale suites w/private entrances, fireplace, walk to Village.

THORNBUSH TRAIL Townhomes with 3-4 BR overlooking the Village.

LAWRENCE HOUSE 3 BR + Loft/3.5 BTH , gas fireplace, sauna, full views of Holiday Valley.

LIBBY CHALET 4BR/4BTH, w/b fireplace great Holiday Valley views.

WILDFLOWER To rent or own studios, 1 & 2 bedroom condos from $69,900. Across from HV Resort.

PINETREE VILLAGE 3 BR townhouses just a short drive to the slopes & a short walk to the Village.

MCFADDEN HOUSE 3 BR + Loft/3 BTH, hot tub, wood burning fireplace on Holiday Valley Road

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Holiday Valley in Ellicottville The Perfect Family Winter Getaway Snuggled in the Allegany Mountains, just an hour south of the Peace Bridge and Buffalo, New York is the family-friendly resort of Holiday Valley in the cozy Village of Ellicottville. Sharing a few days on the slopes, away from the commitments and distractions off everyday life brings families together in a way nothing else can. At Holiday Valley, families can enjoy slope side lodging, an interesting variety of terrain, legendary snow, and fun places to eat, shop and play. The resort’s 58 slopes and 13 lifts are spread over four different mountain faces on 1,400 acres with pockets off interesting terrain hidden throughout. Happy Glade, one of four glades at Holiday Valley, is a kids’ delight with a gentle pitch and tightly packed evergreens that leads to a secret fort in the woods. Kidsize moguls, just perfect for learning to ski bumps, can be found on the moderately pitched Morning Star Slope. The Burton Riglet Park at the Outpost is a down-sized rail and snow park that gives kids (and parents) a place to learn how to ride and slide on non-intimidating terrain and features that are shorter and low to the ground. The Sky High Mountain Coaster is a thrilling ride down the mountain through the trees. Holiday Valley’s efficient lift system includes 11 family-friendly quad chairs (three of which are high speed), a handle tow and a magic carpet. Holiday Valley’s Mountain Adventures Children’s Snowsports School is the perfect place for kids as young as three to learn or improve skiing or snowboarding skills. Day Care, which can be combined with lessons,


operates daily. And after a full day on the slopes, families love the Holiday Valley Tubing Park with 20 groomed lanes and 2 tows, a warming hut, a skating rink and a huge bonfire pit. For the little ones under 7 years and 42 inches tall, there’s a free Li’l Tubers area, weather permitting. The Tamarack Club and the Inn at Holiday Valley both offer ski-in, ski-out access, indoor/outdoor heated pools, hot tubs and saunas. The Tamarack Club is just steps from the Day Care center and the Children’s Snowsports School. Slope side condominiums from Holiday Valley Property Management are a great choice for families who want extra living space, additional bedrooms and the convenience of a kitchen. Weekday lift and lodging packages include free lift tickets for up to two children, ages 17 and under. The Inn at Holiday Valley offers a Two Night Midweek Package – that includes two nights’ accommodations in a Resort View Room and lift tickets for two adults PLUS two children, age 17 and younger. The lift tickets are valid from 3:00 p.m. on arrival day through 4:30 p.m. of departure day. Guests of the Inn at Holiday Valley enjoy the convenience of private ski lockers just outside your room door, ski-in ski-out access via the Sunrise Chairlift, continental buffet breakfast served daily from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and access to the heated indoor-outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub. Packages at the Inn start at $276.50 per night based on double adult occupancy with a two night minimum stay.

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