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VOLUME 3 ISSUE 14
THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE AND THE TOWNS OF ELLICOTTVILLE, GREAT VALLEY AND MANSFIELD, NEW YORK
JUNE 13 - 19, 2014
Your Hometown Newspaper Serving Ellicottville, Great Valley, Little Valley, Mansfield, Olean, Salamanca, Springville and Surrounding Communities
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Mudslide at Holiday Valley This Saturday Spectators Welcome! By Alicia Dziak
June 13 Super Spring Special at Little Valley Speedway
Mudslide weekend is here and it promises to be a riproaring, messy good time! The third annual Holiday Valley Mudslide is an obstacle run, where runners can choose from two distances — 3.5 miles or 5.4 miles — with 11 obstacles interspersed. The course starts by Spruce Lake, and don’t fret— you get a ride up on the chair lift so as to not exhaust your running muscles before you even start! Once at the top, runners navigate the ridgeline and then head back downhill, ending by Yodeler Lodge with the famous mudslide. Sound like fun but forgot to register? No problem! Stop by Yodeler Lodge on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. for last-chance registration for $80. You’ll still get a T-shirt while supplies last. This time is also the Friday night packet pickup, also known as Mudstock, where eager mud runners can head to Yodeler to prep for the race by enjoying live music and a drink or two with friends, old and new. Kids can take part in Saturday’s fun, too! A special Kids’ Mini Mudslide will take place after the Mudslide, and includes a half-mile run with two obstacles and a mudslide at the end. Registration for the kids’ race is $5 on Saturday only at Yodeler Lodge. If you can’t get to Holiday Valley until race day, Saturday packet pickup is 8 to 11 a.m. at Yodeler. You’ll be joined by hundreds of other racers, so be sure to get there early and allow at least an hour before your start time to get to the start of the course. “I’ve run in other mud runs before, but this will be my first time at the Mudslide,”
June 14 Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run Holiday Valley June 18 Mountain Bike Race Series #1 at Holiday Valley June 21 Emery Lafferty Benefit Yodeler Lodge Holiday Valley June 22 Pain in the Alleganies Allegany State Park June 23 Ellicottville Memorial Library Turns 53 Years Old! June 25 Mountain Bike Race Series #2 at Holiday Valley June 28 - 29 Raccoon Rally Allegany State Park July 3-6 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo
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July 4-6 Summer Music Festival Ellicottville & Holiday Valley July 9 Mountain Bike Race Series #3 at Holiday Valley July 11 Allegany State Park’s “Rock the Park” July 16 Eddie Szpaicher Memorial Golf Tourney Holiday Valley
See Mudslide page 10
New Glamping Resort Armor Inn Ellicottville to Opens Friday Open Early Fall Zipline, Flat Screen TVs, Wild Game Restaurant and More Family-Friendly, Signature Barbeque and Live Blues Acts
By Alicia Dziak
Canoeing! Ziplining! Hiking! Swimming! These activities and more await you at The Woods at Bear Creek, opening its doors to the public this Friday, June 13. The Woods at Bear Creek, located off the beaten path between Routes 242 and 16, occupies the
s of a former summer camp, and its buildings site h have been completely remodeled since owner J John Hutchins purchased the property in 2011. The Woods at Bear Creek offers camping at i finest, better known as “glamping,” which its m means “glamorous camping.” And what exactly d does THAT mean? Well, for starters, it means a the fun of camping, without the “roughing all i part. it” For example, the Woods’ tents sit on platforms a are furnished. and “There are currently two tents ready for g guests, but several more will be done by the end of the month,” explained Michael Crimi, executive director at The Woods at Bear Creek. In addition, several newly renovated cabins are available for rent. Cabins have large bathrooms (with two showers and two toilets),
By Alicia Dziak
OwnerJC Seneca stands in front of the future site of the Armor Inn Ellicottville.
New Real Estate Office Coming to Ellicottville Square By Jann Wiswall
Dina’s restaurant is expanding into the space soon to be vacated by the Holiday Shoppe, and the architectural plans for the expansion were approved as submitted by the Ellicottville Village Planning Board on Tuesday, June 10. The application for a special use permit for a new real estate office for Kenneth Bailey and Thomas Fenner in the Ellicottville Square complex on Bristol Lane also was approved following a public
Village Noise Complaints on the Rise Plans for 1887 Building and Historic District By Jann Wiswall
See Village Board page 11
See Armor Inn Ellicottville page 3
Planning Board Approves Dina’s Expansion
See Woods at Bear Creek page 8
Village of Ellicottville Mayor Charlie Coolidge said that numerous complaints about loud music in violation of the village noise ordinance have prompted him to send a letter to all bar and nightclub owners. The letter explains established rules and states that police will only ask once that music be turned down. If the volume goes up again after the first warning, the establishment will lose its music license for the rest of the night and will be issued a $250 ticket. As Coolidge explained at the village board meeting on Monday, June 9, he and Town of Ellicottville Supervisor John Burrell met with Ellicottville Police Officer in Charge Don Auge to review the ordinance. Starting immediately, police will be enforcing the rules at all nightclubs and bars, as well as private homes and other outdoor locations.
There will soon be a new stop on the circuit of must-try local eateries. The Armor Inn Ellicottville, set to open in the fall, will offer great eats at great prices for a family-friendly dining experience right in the heart of the village. The Armor Inn will be located in the Village Centre, next to the new Kwik Fill gas station on Mill Street.
See Planning Board page 11
CCIDA Extends Sales Tax Exemption – Village Centre Warns U.S. Companies of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law By Jann Wiswall
The owners of the Village Centre retail development at the corner of Washington and Mill streets have been approved for a one-year extension of their sales tax exemption by the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency. The
original exemption was issued in August 2012. 4646 Genesee, LLC, as the company is known, has leased four of its six retail spaces. Current tenants include Kwik Fill/Red Apple, the EVL Cheese Company, the Village Wine Rack and EVL Ink Tattoo
and Apparel. The company is in the process of completing parking areas, a dumpster pad, landscaping and other finishes and expects to lease the final two retail spaces later this year. (The Ellicottville Times has confirmed that Hamburg’s See CCIDA page 11
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hearing. The Dina’s expansion involves only minor changes to the exterior of the building. The Holiday Shoppe’s door will be replaced and brought to grade to mimic the current Dina’s entrance. Signage will change, awnings will be removed and other alterations will be made to pull together the façade. According to Joe DiPasquale, Dina’s father and an Ellicottville real estate agent who attended the meeting to answer questions on his daughter’s behalf, interior expansion plans involve moving the bar to the Holiday Shoppe side of the building, adding a private dining room at the back of that space and
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Key West Band to Perform June 20 Don’t miss one of the most exciting and unique new bands to come to the Gin Mill. Based out of Key West, Fla., The Doerfels will perform Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m. Although they started out in bluegrass, this band’s alternative sound is now punctuated by their unusual blend of acoustic and electric instruments. The five brothers grew up amid a talented musical family and although they are only in their 20s, The Doerfels are seasoned performers. To their credit, The Doerfels have performed in many prestigious locations with artists like Ricky Skaggs, Asleep At The Wheel and The Isaacs. Another “don’t miss it ” band at the Gin Mill!
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increasing dining space in the current first floor bar area. The entire restaurant will be redecorated. None of the interior renovations require planning board approval. With the architectural review complete, the board scheduled a public hearing on a special use permit for “change of use” at next month’s meeting. Tuesday’s meeting agenda also included consideration of a new sign and replacement of windows and siding on the front of Tips Up restaurant. The issue was tabled until next month’s meeting to give
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the applicants time to have drawings of the proposed sign and exterior designs prepared for the board. Consideration of an accessory barn with apartment at a private home on Martha Street also was tabled until the July meeting due to the need for significant revisions to preliminary plans. The next meeting of the Ellicottville Village Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Village/Town Hall. Plans for projects people would like to have considered by the planning board at that meeting must be received by June 24 in order to be placed on the agenda.
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s not the first Armor Inn in western New York. The flagship Armor Inn is located in Hamburg, N.Y., on Abbott Road near the intersection of Clark Street. That property was purchased and renovated a few years ago by JC Seneca, who, after talking to his various connections in Ellicottville, decided to expand his business here. After checking out what was available, Seneca selected the property right in the center of town. “I chose this building because of the location,” said Seneca. “We have a lot to offer Ellicottville and we’re excited to be a part of this community.” The Armor Inn Ellicottville plans to seat approximately 175 people, mostly indoors, with possibly a few tables along the sidewalk outside. Like its Hamburg counterpart, the Armor Inn Ellicottville will aim to serve high-quality food at fair prices. Seneca emphasized that the Armor Inn will cater to families, and pointed that out a kid-friendly atmosphere, a kids’ menu and a family restroom will all help achieve that goal. The menu will include a variety of items, including the Armor Inn’s signature barbecue. “We’re always trying to improve upon our menu, so it will be ever-changing,” Seneca said. In addition to offering dine-
The Armor Inn Ellicottville is being designed by Silvestri Architects, who also redesigned the Armor Inn in Hamburg (above).
in options, the Armor Inn will offer convenient room service to the Wingate hotel across the street. “Guests at the Wingate will be able to order from us and have it delivered right to their room,” said Seneca. The restaurant is being designed by Silvestri Architects out of Amherst, the same architects who renovated the Armor Inn in Hamburg a few years ago. A small addition will be added to the side of the building to accommodate a bathroom and storage. Music is often at center stage in Ellicottville, and the Armor Inn will be no exception, offering some great music to patrons. “We want to bring the blues to Ellicottville!” Seneca said enthusiastically. “We want to bring in national acts that travel the circuit and let people see acts they’d otherwise only get to see in places like Memphis.” Seneca, who is also in the
events and entertainment business, hopes to bring the events of Ellicottville to a new level. Hamburg’s Armor Inn fills its week with live music and other fun evenings, such as Open Mic Night and Bike Night, and Seneca envisions the Ellicottville location someday following a similar format, offering a variety of entertainment for all. “We want to be involved in everything that happens in Ellicottville,” Seneca said. “We not only want to promote our brand and business, but we want to promote all the businesses in Ellicottville.” The Armor Inn Ellicottville is set to open in early fall, but locals can get a sneak preview of their fare at the Taste of Ellicottville in August. Better yet, take the short drive to Hamburg to sample it firsthand. For more information, visit www.armorinn.com.
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I Hate Water. Water Is Our Enemy. I used to love water, which is why I bought a house at Sunset Bay, along the north shore of Lake Erie. Back then, water was good. I swam in the lake and sailed on its surface. In the cold of winter, I fished through lake ice for perch. Until my knees went creaky, I paddled a canoe through the waters of Algonquin Park for five or six summers in a row. I enjoyed water so much that just for fun, I would take two cubes of frozen water and make them float in a glass with Scotch. That was so much fun, sometimes I would do it twice. But then came global warming and extreme weather, and water turned on me like it was coming through a hose held by riot police. The year 2013 has just been officially declared as the hottest 12 months in the history of the world. By mid-summer. the lake water was no longer cool and refreshing. By August, the water was too warm for me to swim in and the algae grew faster than ever, piling up on the beach and rotting. Every day, thousands of tons of ice fall into the ocean from the Arctic Ice Shield. That being the world’s air conditioner, the summer can only get more oppressively hot. I was happy to feel the water cool down in the fall and then ... then the Arctic Vortex hit like that iceberg that got in the way of the Titanic. It was like a cruel meteorologist, say Al Roker forced us all into a big meat freezer at gun point and didn’t let us out until April. It was always 20 something below zero and the wind was 50 and 60 miles-per-hour coming off the lake. Suddenly, everything that used to be water became ice, including the pipe that runs from my outside cistern into the house. It froze and burst and froze again, so I didn’t have water for five months.
Late spring, when the ground thawed, I was able to install a new and very expensive water pipe and heat line. When I say I had no water, I exaggerate, because one day the float on my sump pump broke away and I had lots of water, 10 inches of ground water in my basement. The gas pilot light sits five inches off the floor so the furnace blew out as well. No water to drink or wash with, no heat, and then a skating rink in the basement. My plumber came to my house at least 30 times during that period. One day he showed up when I hadn’t even called him. He said he was experiencing separation anxiety. The last time he was here, he told me his wife gave him an ultimatum: “It’s either me or that guy who hates water! Make up your mind!” He says he’s still thinking about it. When it comes to the Great Lakes, scientists predict that if we don’t stop the wastage and the spillage, some day we will deplete the world’s largest supply of fresh water. I’m all for it. The sooner the better. I hate water. There was so much ice on the lake, in March a fisherman the next bay over drove his ATV one mile out onto the lake and couldn’t find water. His ice fishing auger only went down three feet! I thought frozen water was my mortal enemy until I watched the Toronto Maple Leafs trying to play hockey on it. Then I didn’t feel so bad. Those guys have reason to hate ice even more than I do! I went to Portugal for a couple of weeks, where the weather was uncharacteristically cold and the waves off the Atlantic hammered the coastline and smashed walls that have been there for centuries. In the north, an American surfer set a world record by riding a 78foot monster wave into the
coast near Nazaré. A couple weeks later, a plumber from Devon, England broke that record by two feet. Water, it seemed, had followed me to Portugal and it was trying to kill me there too and make it look like an accident. I turned on BBC News and the bottom half of England was under water. It rained for three weeks straight, the worst downpour on record since 1915. The Thames River overflowed and if you didn’t have water in your basement, it meant you lived in a second floor flat. Water, it seemed was trying to kill all of us, not just me. The winds are stronger, the waves are higher, and because of global warming, the water in the oceans is rising. If you have not been to Key West, go now while it’s still there. Trust me, water is out to get us. We need to replace it immediately with Kool-Aid or Diet Coke, something that’s not quite so sticky. Or, it may all be one big conspiracy engineered by the world’s industrial, military complex. All this has made me fearful and crazy, but just because I’m paranoid, it does not mean that water is not really out to get me. From now on I plan to avoid all water - fresh, salt, distilled, whatever - except for those frozen cubes that pop to the top of scotch in a glass. That’s so much fun! For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to www.williamthomas.ca
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From the Bookshelf Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library
“Walking on Water” by Richard Paul Evans After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business A to his h once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen’s Chr daring cross-country journey—a walk across America, from Seattle Sea to Key West, with only the pack on his back—has taught him lessons about abo love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Now N Alan must again return west to face yet another crisis, one that threatens to upend u his world just as he had begun to heal from so much loss, leaving him unsure un of whether he can reach the end his journey. It will take the love of a new friend, fri and the wisdom of an old friend, to help him to finally leave the past behind be and find the strength and hope to live again. The greatly anticipated fifth book to the Walk series is now available at the Ellicottville Memorial Lib Library. It is also available as an audio book using our interlibrary loan program.
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Core Performance Fitness and Training would like to welcome Ann Ulmer to the studio. Ann, who is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., raised her family in Michigan; however, she would always come back to Western New York and Ellicottville for the winters. Ann knew how special this town was and allowed her children to grow up on the slopes of Holiday Valley. She has now made that ski home her permanent home and Ellicottville could not be any luckier. For the past several years, Ann has been on a spiritual
journey, learning not only about yoga and its various styles, but also about yoga as a medicine. In yoga, the breath is used to relax the nervous system, which in turn calms the mind. When the mind is still, yoga teaches, you have access to deeper wisdom from within, and both creativity and healing are facilitated. This brings me to restorative yoga. Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing the body. While some restorative yoga poses are beneficial to the entire body, others target specific parts of the body, such as the heart or lungs. Restorative yoga provides healing for the body and the mind. It is especially useful when you need to eliminate fatigue and stress that result from daily activities. It can also help you recover from illnesses and injury or overcome
emotional depression and anxiety that are caused by traumatic events such as divorce, loss of job or death of a beloved. Ann has had to deal with too many tragedies in her lifetime, but she has used those experiences to create an energy force like no one I have ever met. She is funny, sincere, incredibly talented, well-traveled and has a diverse knowledge about so many things that life has to offer. She has learned firsthand how beneficial restorative yoga can be and is willing to share this yoga therapy with others. Restorative yoga will be offered at Core Performance on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. and again later that day at 6 p.m. These times are not set in stone. Instead, it’s a starting point. We need you to let us know what times/days work best for you. Feel free to email me at Kduke65@gmail.com or Ann at Snowy1@comcast.com with any questions or concerns.
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Barn-Winery Tourney Debuts June 18 Après Event with Prime Rib and Specialtinis Every year brings many fun events and this year there is a new local tournament you can add to your “must do” list. The Barn Restaurant and the Winery of Ellicottville have founded a new golf tournament, sponsored by the Ellicottville Times. Save the date for Wednesday, June 18 at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley. Check-in begins at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $70 for Holiday Valley golf members and $90 for nonmembers. A $5 skins game is included. The event includes lunch and dinner. Cocktails will take at 6 p.m. inside the unique and historic Barn restaurant, built in 1895. The building has been in use in a variety of ways
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including a stable, temporary jail and blacksmith shop, and features a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Winery of Ellicottville, which uses traditional Italian and New World wine making methods, will be pouring specialty martinis featuring their delicious raspberry and blueberry wines. A sumptuous prime rib dinner follows at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature select wines from the Winery of Ellicottville, as well as door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Register by calling the Barn at (716) 699-4600 or thebarnrestaurant@verizon. net, or by contacting the Winery of Ellicottville at (716) 699-1055 or info@ wineryofellicottville.com.
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ECS Valedictorian: Ashley Charlesworth Ashley Charlesworth, the daughter of John and Sherry Charlesworth, has been named as the 2014 Ellicottville Central School Valedictorian, with a weighted average of 112.48. Ashley will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Throughout high school, Ashley has repeatedly been listed on the High Honor Roll and has maintained a spot in the “Top 5” in her class for four years. This year she was named an outstanding student in Economics, Niagara University French 104, and JCC Music Theory. Ashley has earned these awards and grades all while taking 29 college credits through GCC, Niagara University, and the JCC College Connections program at ECS. Her attention to studies in these classes has resulted in her receiving numerous honors, which include the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Rensselaer Medal for distinguished work mathematics and science and from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) the Innovation and Creativity Award. Ashley has been an active
participant in a wide variety of activities throughout the past four years. At ECS, she participated in the Foreign Language Club, ESPRA (Ellicottville Students for the Preservation of Reading in America), Jazz Band, Band, Softball, and National Honor Society. As a member of the band, Ashley played at 17 Solo Festivals, participated in Area All-State, and performed in five All-County concerts. Beyond ECS, Ashley has been a gymnast for 13 years, participating in the OleanBradford YMCA Flames Gymnastics Program. Ashley was named the New York State Level 8 Beam, Floor and All-Around Champion in the YMCA Gymnastics League
two times. In 2013, she was named the Most Dedicated Gymnast, and the year before that was awarded the first Gymnast of the Month for her team. Ashley is also very passionate about her work as a volunteer for different organizations, which include the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 4-H, and the March of Dimes. As a testament to her desire to help others, this past year she created a fundraiser with her gymnastics team which raised over $3,400 to go to the American Cancer Society. Next year, Ashley has enrolled in the Pre-Pharmacy program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where she has been named a recipient of the Panther Scholarship for out-of-state students. While at college, Ashley will continue her involvement in gymnastics at the YMCA, and compete in the recently added Masters’ Program. After her attendance at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, she hopes to attend Ohio State University’s Pharmacy School.
ECS Salutatorian: Mckenzie Robinson Mckenzie Robinson, the daughter of Ted and Tracy Robinson, has been named the 2014 Ellicottville Central School Salutatorian, with a weighted average of 111.69. She will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Mckenzie has taken an incredible variety of classes throughout high school including, but not limited to: JCC Statistics, JCC Calculus, JCC English - Composition, JCC Writing in Literature, JCC Ceramics, JCC Music Theory, GCC Physics, Honors US History and English, and Niagara University French 103 and 104. She has been recognized as an outstanding student in various English classes, French, JCC Statistics, HS band and History. Beyond the classroom, Mckenzie has been involved with ESPRA (Ellicottville Students for the Preservation of Reading in America), Foreign Language Club, National
Honor Society, Jazz Band, and Peer Tutoring. She has been a participant in Odyssey of the Mind since fifth grade and has gone on to regional, state, and world finals. During her senior year, she helped to coach an OM team of fourth and fifth graders. During her study halls, Mckenzie helped in Mrs. Bower’s kindergarten and first grade classrooms. A dedicated writer, Mckenzie has participated in the Cattaraugus/ Allegany County Secondary Principals’ Angelo Melaro
Writing Contest all four years of high school, and, in 2013, she earned fourth place for the eleventh grade division. Kenzie is also a successful author. She has six books published online, where she has reached thousands of readers and fans. These novels include “If I Matter,” a story that has gained widespread popularity among teenagers. In addition to being an author, Mckenzie is a member of a writing group, which offers critique, editing, graphic design, advertising, and support services to young and budding authors. This group also aims to create collaborations between writers throughout the world. After graduation, Mckenzie is going to attend Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, for English (with a concentration in creative writing), psychology, and political philosophy. Mckenzie has intentions to eventually attend law school.
Below: The Heart of a Warrior the Kristen Hintz Memorial award was presented to ECS Senior Becca Golley, pictured here with Coach Mary Neilon.
Above ECS sophomore pitcher Tom Easton earned CCAA East II League First-Team AllStar baseball honors. Right: ECS junior outfielder Phalla Musall earned CCAA East II League First-Team All-Star baseball honors.
Below: Cameron Wilson was named 2013-14 Male Athlete of the Year at ECS Sports Banquet on June 9.
Right: Courtney Scanlon was named outstanding Female Athlete for 2013-14 at ECS Sports Banquet on June 9.
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11948 Pope Road, Randolph NY
Planning a trip to explore the magic of New York’s Enchanted Mountains region? Look no further than Harwood Haven, a sparkling new campground set on 106 acres bordering Harwood Lake and Bush Hill State Forest. Harwood Haven is open yearround to allow visitors to experience everything the four seasons have to offer.
3510 Bear Creek Road Franklinville NY
Handicap Accessible Large restroom and shower facility Heated cabins • Large, full hook-up RV sites Kitchen area and refrigerator in every cabin General store with RV supplies Ice and firewood available • Tent camping with fire rings 24/7 security • Dump station • Party Pavillion
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The Lecceardone family welcome you to a family oriented campground just minutes from: Allegheny State Park, Chautauqua Lake, and Seneca Allegheny Casino. Good Sam Park Rating 9/9.5/9, Located in the middle of Amish country, Geocashing, and Frisbee golf, Full Hook up sites, primitive tent sites, and Seasonal sites.
Fishing – Harwood Lake. Stocked with trout several times a year. Hunting – Excellent deer, turkey and other small game hunting on adjoining state lands. Pheasant stocking by NYS on state land next door. Hiking – over 3109 acres of state land adjoining our 106 acres. Bird Watching – Several feeders throughout our campground.
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Tons of Amenities! Hiking trails • Game Room with pool table • Basketball Court Fishing pond • Camp store selling ﬁrewood, ice, snacks, RV and camp supplies Bathroom, shower and laundry facilities Enclosed Pavilion (available to rent for reunions, receptions, etc.) Propane • Recycling Area • Dump station • Heated swimming pool • New Playground Full Hook up sites available • 30 and 50 Amp electrical service FREE Wi-Fi wireless hook up access! Pet friendly (Proof of Rabies shots required & leash and pick up after)
We are a family run, pet friendly facility welcoming everyone to try the Triple R experience. We pride ourselves in being the cleanest, most service oriented facility in the country with onsite RV service and a well stocked RV parts store. Rated by Good Sam/Trailer life as a 1010-9.5, and top rated park out of 14,000 campgrounds in the United States, 5 years in a row!
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Lots of Amenities and Facilities! Pavilion • Tetherball • Basketball Court • Volleyball Court Horse Shoe pits • In-ground Kids pool • Remodeled Adult pool Awesome cell service • Phone service available to most seasonal sites WIFI • Camp store • Propane sales • Stocked pond for fishing 3 Playgrounds • Rec hall • Rustic old barn dance hall • Hay rides New jump pad • Deluxe sites with concrete pads and patios
Annual Pig Roast Aug. 16 Don’t Miss This One! $15 Adult / $12 under 12
Overnight Camping Available Pig Roast • Hamburgers • Hot Dogs • Corn on the Cob • Fresh-cut Fries all day • Salads • Band in the Rec Hall
Triple R Camping Resort 3477 Bryant Hill Road, Franklinville, NY 14737 716-676-3856 • www.triplercamp.com
Located on over 400 rolling acres of lush green pines, Shamrock Pines is a family friendly campground and rv park. Owner operated and maintained. Come enjoy the fresh air, and serene views of the Allegheny Mountains in this beautiful outdoor setting.
Golf Tourney to Support Ellicottville Library
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Holiday Valley has been pleased to back the library since its construction in 2006., and on June 30, they are hosting the 12th annual Ellicottville Memorial Library Pro Am Golf Tournament. This event has become a favorite of golfers and golf professionals in our region and is open to the public with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The library continues to rely on donations to support demand for new literature, computer usage and programming. Holiday Valley has fulfilled its initial pledge to of $100,000 in 2010 and continues to support it with this fundraiser. Teams will include one WNY PGA professional and amateur guest who will be joined by two local amateur invitees. Format is 2 best ball of 4, 8-% USGA handicap. The cost is $90 members, $120 nonmembers and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner. There will be amateur prizes of $1,600 in gift certificates. Skins Event and optional
Super Team Skins Contest are $25 per player. Sign up with a partner or sign up individually and the committee will pair you. Entry deadline is June 20, or the first 60 participants, whichever comes first. Call (716) 699- 2345, ext. 4411 for more information. Libraries are vital to our economy and our communities. The Ellicottville Library continues to fulfill their mission to promote literacy and lifelong learning. In 2013, over 24,000 items were circulated and 3,200 items were added, including 2,000 digital e-books and audio books available for download. Sponsorship opportunities to
benefit Ellicottville Memorial Library are being sought now. Levels include $4,000 Presenting Sponsor, $1,000 Major Tournament Sponsor, $250 Tea and Green Sponsor, and $150 Tee Sponsor. All donations are tax deductible to the 501(c)(3) organization. Please call (716) 699-2345, ext. 4411 for more information about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities. While you’re here, enjoy the resort and the village of Ellicottville. For a special lodging rate of $99 to stay at the Inn at Holiday Valley on June 29 or June 30, call (716) 699-2345 and mention ProAm.
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The on-site restaurant specializes in fresh fish and wild game.
two bedrooms, and a large living room with a flat screen TV. All linens are included, too, so there’s no need to pack sleeping bags or sheets. Cabins are situated in loops, and at the center of each cabin loop is a fire pit, where staff will build a central campfire at night for guests. No more trekking through the woods trying to find adequate firewood — just sit back, relax and enjoy. Better yet — forget cooking while you’re at The Woods at Bear Creek. Guests can enjoy their meals at Hutch’s on the
Lake, a beautiful restaurant overlooking the lake. The restaurant is open to the public, offering seating for over 100 people indoors and a large deck to accommodate more outdoors. Hutch’s on the Lake (which, by the way, is no relation to the restaurant with a similar name in Buffalo) specializes in fresh fish and wild game. “We serve things like bison, elk and other wild game, as well as fresh fish,” said Crimi. Glampers like amenities — after all, that’s what sets these
Above: Cabins are fully furnished and include a flat screen TV. Left: The rec center will host live music in the summer. Below: The general store offers local items and glamping necessities.
campgrounds apart. There is no shortage of amenities at The Woods at Bear Creek. Guests can take advantage of numerous activities, a basketball court, tennis courts, a large swimming pool, and swimming, fishing, canoeing or kayaking in the lake. A zipline also runs through the woods on one side of the lake and is open to the public as well. (Reservations must be made in advance.) In addition, the property boasts a cigar lounge for guests over 18, complete with a circa 1917 pool table, a humidor, and lots of comfy couches. A general store — Glamper’s Gear and Gifts — offers a variety of items with local flair, such as jerky and maple syrup, as well as the necessities. A large, centrally located rec center offers even more indoor activities, and its indoor stage area will host live music in the summer. Special events are also planned that will bring even more unique excitement to guests, such as Flyboarding Weekend, June 20-22, where adventure seekers can try their skills at this new extreme sport. The Woods at Bear Creek offers not only an abundance of summertime fun, but is a unique getaway year round. “We hope that skiers will come and stay in the winter months,” said Crimi. “They can spend the day on the slopes, then come back here to unwind, eat at the restaurant and not worry about driving anywhere else.” The property also offers 13 miles of trails meandering through the property’s 700plus acres. The Woods’ picturesque setting is also a perfect place for weddings and gatherings, and the banquet facility overlooking the lake offers unmatched views of the surrounding hills. “We can accommodate parties of up to 280 people,” said Crimi. Make your plans now for an unforgettable stay at The Woods at Bear Creek. Cabin rates vary depending on day of the week and number of people in your party, and include a golf cart for the duration of your stay (to make it so easy to get from one fun thing to the next) and breakfast. To make reservations, or for more information, visit www. thewoodsatbearcreek.com.
Guests over 18 can enjoy the cigar lounge.
June is adopt a cat month! So many gorgeous kittens still waiting for a home! Thinking about adopting? Ask us about our foster dogs/puppies and cats/kittens! And you can view all of our furry friends in need at
Stuffy, Indeed! Murders File, Mona Lisa, Rare Books, Trains and Weapons Found in 21 Area Museums By Cloette Steffenhagen
Even if you are in the most vibrant, active place, like Ellicottville, inevitably someone will ask, “NOW what can we do?” Here’s one suggestion. Check out some of the 21 museums in Cattaraugus County. Before you disdainfully claim you’re not into dusty, old stuff, let me tell you what I’ve found. Starting with the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library (353-8200) in Machias, you’ll find fresh exhibits, along with an up-to-date archive to ferret out genealogy secrets, and with people to help you. Do you believe they have a County Murders file? Curator Brian MClellan has prepared a summer full of Civil War events. Check it out at www. cattco.org/museum. Many of our towns have their own museums, saluting small town America — Ashford Historical Society Museum (942-3223), Cattaraugus Area (257-3429), Dayton (5323758), East Otto (257-3337) and right here in Ellicottville (699-8415). Pack a picnic and head out to the Gowanda Historical Museum (532-4064) or the Ischua Valley Historical Society (676-2590), which includes The Miners Cabin, a lovely Victorian mansion, with a curved-glass window. Each town has its claim to fame. The Leon Historical Society Museum (296-5709) highlights the Pennyroyal Racetrack and its drivers that went on to win NASCAR championships, Mansfield (257-9288), Perrysburg (532-1558) and Portville (933-8917), all with stories worth hearing. The historical museums in our two cities also hold fascinations. Tour Olean’s Fannie E. Bartlett Historical House & Olean Point Museum (376-5642). According to historian David Deckman, in the 1800s, Olean exported more oil than anyone in the world, accounting for the Rockefellers’ incredible wealth. Known as “Little Chicago” during the Prohibition era, Olean was a halfway point between New
York City and Chicago, and legends arose around the likes of the infamous Al Capone. You’ll see photographs and artifacts to tell the tales. The Salamanca Area Historical Society Museum (945-2946) is housed in a beautiful 1882 trust company building, still featuring two bank vaults. Become inspired by tributes to three-time Oscarwinning lyricist Ray Evans who wrote “Silver Bells,” “Mona Lisa” and the theme from TV’s Bonanza, among others; or Pulitzer prize and 11time Tony winning playwright (“Damn Yankees,” “Pajama Game”), director and producer George Francis Abbott; or Paul Owens, manager/general manager of the 1980 World Series Philadelphia Phillies champions. See so much more. Completely different is the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts (375-2494) located on the St. Bonaventure University campus, offering a small but exquisite collection of European and American paintings, and galleries for modern art, Civil War maps, rare books and porcelain. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum (945-1738) allows a peek into another culture. Beautiful beadwork and pottery, a display on the sport of lacrosse, photographs and written accounts of treaties made and treaties broken, a lifesized replica of a longhouse, tools and weapons, musical instruments and jewelry are eye opening. If you’re more into nature, the Administration Building in the Red House area of Allegany State Park (354-2182)
highlights the park’s wildlife, while the Old Quaker Store Museum, in the Quaker Lake area, chronicles the history of camping, featuring an oldtime cabin. In West Valley, the Antler Shed Taxidermy and Whitetail Museum (699-4427) reveals a lifetime’s collection of about 13,000 antlers, plus big bucks, and hunting and outdoor artifacts. Industries inspired several of our museums. The need for knives and sharp tools and weapons in the county’s early days provided work for the settlers and treasures and stories for us. Fine examples can be seen at The American Museum of Cutlery (257-9813) in Cattaraugus. In Olean, the CUTCO/KA-BAR Visitors Center (790-7000) offers further historic insight into the cutlery industry and their world-famous table, military and sports knives. A fully restored passenger depot housing a model train exhibit at the Salamanca Rail Museum (945-3133) will delight everyone. The kids can explore two cabooses permanently displayed on the museum grounds, as well as a boxcar, a coach and a crew camp car. Phone numbers have been provided for each of the museums, all to be preceded by the 716 area code. Please remember to call the museum for hours and/or location before heading out. Most have free admission and I found the historians at these facilities to be enthusiastic and eager to show off their corner of the County.
Gin Mill Golf Adventure Friday, June 27
A large, newly-remodeled banquet facility overlooks the lake.
Scenes from the ECS Daddy Daughter Dance Photos by ECS
Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond Course 1 p.m. Shotgun Start $70 Members, $85 Non-Members , $30 Dinner Only Includes 18 Holes, Cart, Light Lunch, Refreshments, Dinner at Holiday Valley, Giveaways
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Dana Fitzpatrick Celebrates 60th Work Anniversary
GV Board Discusses Mining District
Time Warp: Last Blocks
Ponders Consolidation of Youth Programs
(Submitted by Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.)
Jim Stone and Dana Fitzpatrick both worked for Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc. in the early 1950s, when Murphy & Son and Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc. were the main employers in Ellicottville. At the time, they produced last blocks — rough, turned forms that were made from hard maple timber, shaped like a foot and were kiln dried and sold to the finish last manufacturers, who in turn supplied lasts to the shoe manufacturers. Leather was stretched around the last and tacked, so the parts of the shoe could be sewn together to give the shoe its form and style. All shoes were made on wood lasts — men’s, women’s and children’s. The government purchased lasts to make shoes for the military. Both companies started
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manufacturing in Ellicottville around 1895 and continued until the late ’60s, when plastic parts replaced the wood lasts. Bill Murphy, owner of the Murphy Company, was tragically killed in 1964, and Fitzpatrick & Weller purchased the company in 1966 and diversified its sawmilling and wood component
manufacturing for the furniture and cabinet industry. Today, exports are a large part of the company business. Dana Fitzpatrick is the chairman of the board of Fitzpatrick & Weller, and this month he is celebrating 60 years with the company. Jim Stone is retired.
Ontario Knife Breaks Ground on Plant Expansion Senior executives from The Ontario Knife Company and its parent company Servotronics, Inc. held groundbreaking ceremonies on June 5 for the new expansion to its Franklinville, N.Y, manufacturing facility. As the company celebrates its 125th anniversary in business, the launch for OKC’s facility expansion marks an important milestone in the company’s aggressive five-year plan designed to consolidate operations as well as upgrade and streamline its manufacturing process. OKC received development support for the multi-million dollar 28,000-square-foot facility and equipment upgrade initiative in the form of the previously reported $416,000 New York State Community Development Block Grant from the Office of Community Renewal, a $300,000 Casino Funds Grant approved by the Cattaraugus County Legislature, as well as sales and property tax abatements and exemptions through the County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency. “Today is an exciting next step toward a bright future for Ontario Knife Company as we continue to invest in our people, equipment, and facilities during our 125th anniversary year,” said Company President and CEO Ken Trbovich. “Ontario Knife has created a legacy of crafting top-quality, made in the USA knives and tools for more than 125 years, and our expanded facility and new state-of-theart equipment will set the stage for continued company growth.” Among the dignitaries in attendance were: Servotronics, Inc. President / Ontario Knife
Company President and CEO Kenneth D. Trbovich,; Servotronics, Inc. Chief Financial Officer / Ontario Knife Company Treasurer Cari Jaroslawsky; New York State Senator Cathy Young; New York State Assemblyman Joe Giglio; representative from U.S Congressman Tom Reed’s Office Lee James; Cattaraugus County Legislator Donna Vickman; Cattaraugus County Legislator William Weller; Cattaraugus County Legislator Gary Felton; County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Corey Wiktor; Community Development Block Grant Program / New York State Office of Community Renewal Senior Community Developer Jerome Nagy; Town of Franklinville Supervisor Mike Brisky; Ontario Knife Company Executive Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Officer / Village of Franklinville Mayor Robert Breton; Dean Architects Principal Mark Dean; V.J. Gautieri Constructors President Victor Gautieri; V.J. Gautieri Constructors Director of Project Management Dave Rowley; and V.J. Gautieri Constructors Project Manager Vito Gautieri. Founded in 1889, The Ontario Knife Company is a U.S. owned and operated
organization that continually stays on the forefront of knife designs and cutting-edge technology. Ontario’s military supply roots go deep into its history, as the company has been supplying combat knives and tools to the U.S. Military since WWII, including its famous 18-inch Machete. Today, the company consistently develops new knife designs that allow military personnel to have the products they need in order to get their jobs done both on and off the battlefield. OKC is also especially proud of being selected as the sole provider of the United States Marine Corps OKC3S Multi-purpose Bayonet System and the Model 4 Rescue Strap Cutter. In addition to being a major supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces, Ontario Knife teams with a nationwide network of distributors/dealers to market its products to many diverse consumer and niche markets including the tactical/ military, hunting, outdoors, law enforcement and cutlery industries. Worldwide sales activity encompasses more than 28 countries and continues to grow. For more information about The Ontario Knife Company call (716) 676-5527 or visit www.ontarioknife.com.
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said Jamey Woodruff, 31, of Springville. “I’m looking forward to seeing what the course is like at Holiday Valley!” “I can’t wait to see the obstacles in the kids’ race!” added Jamey’s daughter, Autumn, 10, who will also be participating for the first time this year. Sound like fun but not much of a runner? You can still get in on the action by watching it
from the sidelines. Spectators can ride up the Spruce chairlift for $5, or watch from the bottom at Yodeler and see muddy competitors slide on by. Checking out the Vendor Village is also sure to pass the time and will include The City Garage, Do-Op Gear, Power Bar and more. After the race, the fun continues. The post-race party is a family-friendly event with a barbecue and music by DJ
John Barry, and everyone is invited to bring Frisbees, hula hoops of other items to add to the fun. Don’t miss out on this super muddy, super silly, super fun way to bond with friends and get a bit of a workout in the process. And wear a costume to make it even more fun! (There are even prizes for the most creative.) For more information, visit www.holidayvalley.com.
Scenes from the Chris Clark Stunt Show Photos by Greg Spako
Supervisor Dan Brown opened the meeting of the Great Valley Town Board at 7:05 a.m. on June 9, 2014, with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Brown informed the board that the Town Assessor, Jeff Forster, reported that the Assessment Board of Review had eight people grieving 11 parcels of land, saying their assessments are too high. “That’s really great, out of 1,500 parcels,” said Brown. A discussion of a mining district, which would include all existing mines, north and south of Route 219, was held. “This district would be run by state agencies,” said Brown, “and then we can keep out of it.” Currently, the board must review anyone wanting to open a mine. With a mining district, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and or the Corp of Engineers will be responsible for monitoring the district. The planning board and town board will continue to work on it. Details will be reported as they develop. The planning board’s recommendations will be brought to a public hearing before a final decision is made. “Having mines nearby has been a benefit to the town,” said Highway Superintendent Jack Harrington, “because of the short distance our trucks must travel for gravel. We have our own gravel pit but use Gernatt for sand and washed stone. One pass through the town can use 40-50 tons of sand.” Harrington also reported that eight roads were tarred and chipped last week in one day. Code Officer Rich Rinko was not present but reported that four new building permit applications have been received. One is by Ray Emerling of Emerling Chevrolet for an eight-unit apartment complex on land recently
purchased on Martin Road. Emerling said he has built 60 such units around this area. No plans have been submitted to the planning board yet, unless they are presented at the Great Valley Town Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, June 11. A proposal from Landscape Structures, a Minnesota firm that builds playgrounds, was presented. The playground would be for an age range of 5-12 years. The estimated cost of the 950-square-foot area would be $9,636. Money for this project would come from money designated in the budget for the Youth Program. “Playgrounds are no longer teeter totters and swings,” said Town Clerk Toni Evans. “Our playground (behind the Town Hall) is obsolete and unsafe.” A decision was tabled until the July 7 board meeting. Brown is planning to meet with Landscape Structures representatives this week to discuss the playground. Brown reported that the Missionary Alliance Church in Killbuck has requested the town to paint the rooms the Killbuck summer youth program uses in their building. Treasurer Hildegarde Krause said, “The funds would have to come out of the summer youth program funds.” A discussion was tabled until further information could be gathered. The question of whether to consolidate the two youth programs in Great Valley and Killbuck was brought up. A special board meeting dedicated only to this issue will be held on June 23 “to set priorities” for the youth program. The next meeting of the Great Valley Town Board is Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Great Valley Town Hall.
Pictured above: Bob McCarthy, Justin Dineen, John Burrell, Joe Patti, John Northrup & Bud King Missing Sean Heim & Bart Frank.
Thanks to a group of volunteers and local businesses the Rotary Auditorium at the Town Center now has a great new outdoor space. A large paving stone patio was installed this past week by a group of local volunteers. Many thanks to Karl Northrup of J.D. Northrup Construction who provided the equipment that made the job go smoothly. The hard working crew led by Joe Patti from Holiday Valley and Sean Heim owner of New Leaf Landscaping did the 20’ X 40’ patio in record time. The crew of John Burrell, Justin Dineen, Bart Frank, Bud King, Bob McCarthy, John Northrup and Fred Witt had a a ton of fun making this new patio a reality. The Rotary Club funded the project to add the patio which overlooks the Nannen Arboretum, as part of the Rotary Auditorium, enhancing this great new venue. The Auditorium is available to rent by the community for any event. The Rotary Club of Ellicottville will continue to make improvements to the auditorium as part of their ongoing service to the community.
Ellicottville Artist Opens ‘Quercus’ JCC Exhibition Opens June 13
The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is pleased to invite the public to the opening of “Quercus,” a new exhibition of work from painter Sean Huntington. A free reception is scheduled for Friday, June 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jamestown Community College’s Center Gallery in Olean. Quercus, Latin for oak, is a scientific, historical, personal and artistic exploration of the White Oak tree, which towers over the artist’s childhood
home. Huntington commented, “The goal is to push my own boundaries in an interdisciplinary way. My nineto-five job is art, mainly selling my work at festivals and at my studio in Ellicottville. ‘Quercus’ is the result of a growing desire to explore my ideas without the constraints of having to make something that will sell. The show I’m creating is free of those constraints, and will explore how my own notalways-ideal history intersects
with the tree that so influenced my imagination and artwork.” The exhibition will include watercolor and oil paintings, as well as a core sample from the oak tree that served as the inspiration for the show. The exhibition will remain on display through July 31. The Center Gallery is located on the second floor, inside the College Center building at 260 N. Union St. in downtown Olean — just inside and to the right of the iron archway into JCC from N. Union Street.
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MASTER YOUR GARDEN
By By Barbara Kozlowski, Master Gardener CCE
We’ve had rain, warm weather, cool weather, sunshine, more rain, and so the springtime cycle continues. We luckily did not have a late Spring frost although it did get very cool. Many of the early spring perennials have bloomed, making way for summer flowers, perennials or annuals. In another vein, my rhubarb is ready for pulling and my chives are flowering. Chive flowers are a great addition to a salad or fresh veggie platter. And rhubarb — sauce, jam, chutney, pickled, up-side-down cake or pie (alone or mixed with strawberries) — mmm, my mouth is watering. My favorite way to prepare and eat rhubarb is to wash it, cut it up into medium size pieces (2 inches or so), place into a large pan with just a touch of liquid, sugar to taste and then cook on a low heat until soft. I don’t like to cook the rhubarb too long, as I like pieces of the rhubarb, not just all mush. When local strawberries are available, I may add a few of them for a different flavor. If you are growing rhubarb in your garden, be sure to remove the flower stalks as they appear. This allows for more stalks of rhubarb to grow. Of course, the weeds are growing, too. Weeds are a fact of nature and seem to pop up overnight. Mulching helps to control and remove them. Weeding your garden is a constant chore and requires almost daily attention. Daily weeding helps to prevent the aggressive ones from spreading. If you cannot weed daily, try to weed at least once a week. A weed-free garden will be more beneficial to the perennials, annuals and veggie plants your have growing.
Weeds are not the only threat to your garden and the plants growing there. Our gardens are filled with insects, many of them beneficial to the plants growing there. Look into companion gardening to prevent the unwanted insects from devouring your plants. I don’t usually specify certain publications, but I recommend Sally Cunningham’s book, “Great Garden Companions,” for your gardening library. It is filled with an incredible wealth of information to help give you the best garden you can have. Every time I pick up this book, I learn something new or am reminded of a solution I used in prior gardens. I have used marigolds and herb plants to promote a healthy garden. Some of the common pest insects to look for include aphids, flea beetles, Japanese beetles and slugs. These insects can destroy a garden and can be dealt with without using toxic pesticides that also kill the beneficial insects. I will recommend that you do not use the Japanese beetle lures sold commercially. They lure the beetles to your yard, better to take a bucket of soapy water with you during a walk into your yard and shake off any beetles into the bucket. It will kill them — problem solved. A garlic water spray will work against aphids, again without injuring beneficial insects. Happy gardening and mark your calendar for Wednesdays in the Arboretum (starting in July), sponsored and presented by the Master Gardeners of Cattaraugus County Cornell Cooperative Extension. The sessions are free and will be held rain or shine.
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The noise ordinance requires that all music be turned down to acceptable levels by 11 p.m. “If you can hear it 60 feet away, it’s too loud,” Coolidge explained. 1887 Building Plans In other business, Coolidge has spoken at length with John Northrup, who, with Peter Krog, plans to transform the 1887 Building at the corner of Jefferson and Washington streets into a 9- to 10-unit condominium property. Northrup will be working closely with the village planning board on zoning and village building issues to be sure that all requirements are met. According to Coolidge, Northrup and Krog would like to remove the rear, one-story addition (which is not part of the historic building) and dig an underground garage for dedicated parking of up to 10 cars using Maybee Alley for access. The other addition to the building, to the left of the building adjacent to the M&T Bank parking area, may also be removed to create additional parking. The exterior of the main building, which has historic significance, will be left intact.
Special Historic District In addition, Northrup, Coolidge and the village planning board would like to establish the “Four Corners” of the Jefferson and Washington streets intersection as a special historic district with special zoning, ensuring that the four buildings on the four corners (the 1887 Building, the church, the Village/Town Hall and the Historical Society buildings) will all be preserved in perpetuity. This would mean no alterations to the exterior of those buildings would ever be permitted. Board members supported both Northrup’s condominium plans and the Four Corners zoning concepts and agreed that the condominium plan was a great use of the historic building. Zoning Maps and Grants Coolidge also said that the planning board will be working to update the village’s Comprehensive Plan and zoning maps. He has asked Town Planning Board Chair Sis Signore and Village Board Member Patra Lowes to sit on the update committee with village planning board members. Jim Campolong, who
represents the village’s engineering firm, Nussbaumer & Clarke, reported that the application for state consolidated funding grants is nearly complete. The village is applying for these grants to help fund the $4.8 million dollar waste water treatment plant that must be constructed. Coolidge added that the new sewer rates established last year have, as intended, increased revenues to a level that “will go a long way toward paying [the village’s share of] the treatment plant.” DOT Improvements Campolong also noted that the state DOT’s improvement projects are finally underway. Traffic along Route 242 into and out of the village will, at times, be down to one lane between Biggs Road and Elizabeth Street while workers construct the “HoliMont” sidewalk. Lane closures also will be occurring at the intersection of Elizabeth/ Fillmore/Route 219, which is being rebuilt for safety reasons. The next meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board will be held on Monday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
RHUBARB BARS By Liz Bares pie. This recipe is sort of like a rhubarb crisp but with two layers of “dough” so the rhubarb is sandwiched inbetween. My son is a big pie eater, much more than cookies or cake, so I pack these in his lunchbox for a sweet treat. We will be roasting the rhubarb before we make it into a bar so this recipe has two steps essentially. The bars last for about five days in your fridge. You could probably freeze them, too. I’ve never done it; they may defrost on the soggy side. I like these bars on the tart
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Let’s Take a Relaxing Trip by Train By Molly Colestro
Traveling by train gives you the opportunity to see more of the countryside. New York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco — all exciting cities — but there is so much more to see and do in between. And the best way to experience all of it is on a train. Train travel makes your journey a part of your vacation by giving you the freedom to walk around, enjoy a pleasant meal, meet new friends or simply relax and take in the ever-changing U.S. landscape. You can create some exciting packages traveling by train. Another advantage with train travel is that children receive 50 percent off the coach ticket. Amtrak is our train service within the United States. Many passengers plan their longdistance trips by choosing to travel along one or more of the famous American train routes in the Amtrak route system. Follow the storied path of the City of New Orleans down the Mississippi from Chicago to The Big Easy, or ride the mighty Empire Builder from Chicago to Seattle, through America’s great Northern Plains. Some other famous routes include the Coast Starlight and the Southwest Chief, or take the Capital Limited (Washington, DC to Chicago) route. Amtrak’s Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles, through the vast expanse of the fabled American West. You’ll be mesmerized by this region s beauty and allure. Your
trip will take you across the Mississippi through eight states — past wheat fields and ranches, missions and pueblos, mountains and deserts. Carving through curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, you’ll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways. Experienced travelers say the California Zephyr (Chicago to San Francisco) is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree. The Zephyr runs daily, coursing through the plains of Nebraska to Denver, across the Rockies to Salt Lake City, and then through Reno and Sacramento into Emeryville/San Francisco. Reserve a spacious coach seat for your journey or, for a more luxurious experience, reserve a roomette or bedroom in one of the Superliner sleeping cars. Sleeping accommodations are available on most long-distance routes. Amtrak trains traveling longdistance routes typically use either two-level Superliner or one-level Viewliner train car equipment, each of which has sleeping cars with bedrooms arranged in various configurations. Most sleeping car rooms are designed to comfortably accommodate two averagesized adults, one in each berth. Some rooms can accommodate more, like on Superliner trains,
for example. Family bedrooms are designed to accommodate two adults and two children. Regular bedrooms (not bedroomettes, family bedrooms or accessible bedrooms) can be combined to create bedroom suites. In addition, lower berths in all bedrooms (but not roomettes) can accommodate two small adults or children, allowing up to three to share a room. The purchase of sleeping accommodations is considered an upgrade to your regular rail fare. The charge is applied as an add-on, usually to the lowest rail fare available. When you share a sleeper, you will be charged only one accommodation charge for all parties sharing the sleeping accommodation. Each passenger pays regular rail fare. With the purchase of the sleeping accommodations, your meals are included. Train travel is a very popular way to travel throughout Europe, also. Actually, it is less expensive to travel between European countries by rail than by air, and there are many high-speed trains available throughout Europe. Another great area to travel by train is throughout Canada. So, wherever it may be, you can make a great adventure! Don’t hesitate any longer and give Molly’s Travel Agency a call at (716) 699-5847 or e-mail mollystravel@msn. com with your ideas and let’s start working on turning your dreams into your next vacation and letting a travel professional do the work for you.
Webelos to Sell Birdhouses
Saturday Fundraiser in Memory of Emery Lafferty their project, which he so generously did. So, for the past few weeks, the boys have been busy building bluebird houses. The cost of the birdhouse is $20. Please come out on Saturday, June 14, to help the scouts meet their goal of selling 50 bluebird houses! On Saturday, June 14, the Ellicottville Cub Scout Pack 652, Webelos Den, will be selling bluebird houses in front of the Ellicottville Town Hall from 9 a.m. – 1 pm. The scouts of the Webelos Den (fifth graders) lost a fellow classmate and Cub Scout, Emery Lafferty, in a tragic
accident on April 10, 2014. The boys wanted to do something special in memory of Emery, so they decided on a memorial bench at the Ellicottville Village Park playground. The boys then wrote a letter to Mr. Briggs, owner of Great Valley Builders, asking if he would donate the wood for
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Simply Food: Rhubarb is full of potassium. Potassium is crucial for life. Your heart, kidneys and other organs need potassium to work normally. If your potassium levels are low, you have a greater risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, infertility and digestive disorders. Rhubarb also has calcium and vitamin C. It’s an all-around healthy food! Rhubarb can be tough to choke down on its own due to its extreme tartness. This is why most folks pair it with strawberries for a delicious
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side, so you can increase your sugar a bit if you’d like them a bit sweeter. If you keep them on the tart side, you can eat them for breakfast without too much guilt — at least that is what I tell myself.
Rhubarb Bars 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 pound of rhubarb 1 tablespoon flax seeds 1/3 cup coconut sugar pinch of salt 1 cup whole wheat flour 8 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup old fashioned oats ) Makes 16 bars quick oats work well too, in a pinch) For roasting the rhubarb, heat your oven to about 350 degrees. Cut up your rhubarb in 1/4” pieces. You want the rhubarb to lie nicely so your bar is easy to eat with your fingers. Toss together the rhubarb and the sugar. Place in a small baking dish and roast for about 20-30 minutes, until the rhubarb is soft but not mushy. Let cool. For the topping, place all ingredients, starting with flour and ending with butter, into a large bowl. Use a fork to gently stir everything together. You want to make sure the topping isn’t too crumbly. In an 8’ x 8” pan lined with parchment paper (going up on all sides), take about half the topping mixture and press it firmly and evenly throughout the bottom of the dish. Next, carefully layer your rhubarb over the topping mixture. If the rhubarb is very watery, use a slotted spoon to get out only the fruit. Drizzle some extra juice on once you have a nice layer, but not too much or it will become too soggy. Finally, add the rest of the topping. Carefully press the topping on top of rhubarb layer. Place the dish into a 350-degree oven and cook for 45 minutes. Your topping should be a golden color when finished. Make certain the bars are completely cooled before cutting.
Armor Inn has signed a lease for the space behind the Kwik Fill. See front page story.) The CCIDA board unanimously approved the extension request. Board chair Thomas Buffamante noted that, although retail developments are no longer eligible for sales tax abatement in the state, this project was approved before that law was enacted. Thus, it is grandfathered in. Energy Initiative CCIDA Executive Director Corey Wiktor reported that he and Crystal Abers, a member of the board and director of the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, recently met with representatives from Entecco LLC, an energy integration and development company headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. According to its website, Entecco’s mission is to “provide clients with energy solutions that are sustainable and financially responsible to both the public and the environment.” Wiktor said that the company is promoting a “Next Generation Energy Initiative” that centers on solar energy as a way to help businesses save significantly on one of their biggest, least predictable costs. Using a customized business model, Entecco would serve as a one-stop shop for companies or business centers to take advantage of energy savings without having to make any capital outlay. This would
be done by creating public/ private partnerships with state and federal funding agencies making the upfront investment in photovoltaic panels and other equipment. Entecco would handle all the behindthe-scenes work to make the transition to solar as easy as possible. Wiktor said that the IDA’s role in such an enterprise could be direct or indirect. At this point though, he felt the concept was compelling enough to gauge area business interest. Wiktor said he has broached the subject with five large companies already and all have asked for more information. The board agreed that, whether Entecco’s is the right model or not, getting involved in something like it could be a good fit for the IDA as a way to encourage economic development and employment growth in the county. Wiktor said he will invite Entecco and one of its existing clients to present more information to the board at its next meeting. Anti-Spam Warning Through his connection with the CanAm Council, Wiktor also brought to the board’s attention Canada’s new AntiSpam Legislation that goes into effect July 1. The legislation is intended to reduce the harmful effects of “commercial electronic messages” and threats to electronic commerce and is working toward creating a safer and more secure online marketplace. It is one of the
strongest anti-spam laws in the world. According to the CanAm Council, however, “the downside is that a number of otherwise standard commercial messages may be impacted by the legislation.” The CanAm Council is concerned that little information about the new law has been communicated to U.S. businesses. But the impact could be considerable. “Any entity sending emails, voicemails, social media, text messages, etc. into Canada should examine their operations in order to determine compliance. Penalties are severe including, where applicable, individual/ director liability,” the council advises. Companies must have express permission from potential recipients to send a message and the message must clearly identify “themselves and anyone else on whose behalf the message is sent.” Plus, every message must include an “unsubscribe mechanism.” For more information about the new law and how U.S. companies can continue to seamlessly communicate with Canadian customers, visit http://fightspam.gc.ca/. The next meeting of the CCIDA board is scheduled for July 22 at 11:15 a.m. in the CCIDA offices at 9 E. Washington St. in Ellicottville.
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Please help support the Library!! The Holiday Valley Pro Am Golf Tournament which will be held on June 30th and the associated raffle is our one big fundraiser for the year. The raffle prizes were donated so all proceeds from the raffle go to the Library. Prizes include a 2004 Scion xA from Ed Shultz Group, Kindle Fire HD tablet, Holiday Valley Golf package, Nike Golf VRS Driver, Odyssey Putter, Brasa Steakhouse $100 Gift Card and Ellicottville Brewing Company $50 Gift Card. Raffle tickets available in the library or from any board member. Kids – The Summer Reading Program begins in Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm • July. “Fizz, Boom, READ!” is the theme for this year. Tues. /Wed. until 8 pm Closed Sunday www.evml.org • Come in starting June 30th and sign up to participate this summer. We will be having programs on aliens, 716-699-2842 grossology, science experiments and much more!
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St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat
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Movie Night – “The Book Thief” will be shown on the large projector screen in the Community Room of the library on Friday, June 13th at 6:30 pm. Come join us for a night of entertainment where admission, popcorn and a drink are all free! This movie is rated PG-13. Library turns 53! – On June 23rd the Ellicottville Memorial Library will be 53 years old. If you would like to help us celebrate, please come to the library and select one of 53 candles from our basket. The candle will have the name of a gift (DVD, magazine subscription, book, Amazon gift card, etc.) that would benefit our patrons. Bring in the gift and light a candle on our cake. Then put your name in for a gift basket filled with goodies from Alexandra Gifts, The Holiday
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6924 Route 242, Ellicottville $164,900 NEW ON THE MARKET! At the entrance of HoliMont is this older 3+ bedroom farmhouse style home on 1/2 acre bordering the stream. Short walk to town and the slopes!
6837 Springs Road, Ellicottville $519,000
END UNIT! Beautifully remodeled 3+ bedroom, 3 bath end unit w/ 2 fireplaces, deck and awesome slope views. Fully furnished for your buying convenience!
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125 Fourth Street, Little Valley $119,900
5021 Hungry Hollow, Great Valley $189,900 NEW PRICE! Roam the 11+ wooded acres when you own this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath one owner Cape w/ attached garage. Near State Land!
NEWLY REMODELED! Looking for a large home? Check out this remodeled 5+ bedroom, 1-1/2 bath home on a double lot. Rear deck leads to the large yard.
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Published on Jun 12, 2014
In this edition, we cover this weekend's Mudslide at Holiday Valley, Glamping, Village Noise Complaints, Dina's Restaurant Expansion, the Op...