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SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER
By Kellen M. Quigley
The ﬁnals, ﬁeld trips and end-of-year celebrations are almost complete, and now it’s time to embark on that wonderful summer vacation adventure. After nine months of note taking, test taking, studying and homework, it’s time for some fun, and there’s plenty to do to keep everyone busy from now until September. Now open daily throughout the summer, head to Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park, which includes the Aerial Park, the Climbing Forest and the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. While in Ellicottville, cool off this summer at Holiday Valley’s three-pool complex, open daily through Labor Day. Splash into a kiddie pool, a lap pool and an activity pool, featuring a diving board and slide, play a variety of poolside games like giant Jenga or Cornhole or grab a frozen mocktail from the Cabana Bar. Looking for some unique entertainment? The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo returns July 4-7, featuring a jampacked show with nine exciting rodeo events, along with with Hardway Buckout Junior Bull Riding, contract acts and clowns. A kids’ stick horse race and a variety of great food round out the event. For more info, visit ellicottvillerodeo. com. If you like the great outdoors in Western New York, state parks offer everything you look for in an outdoor experience. Allegany State Park offers hundreds of campsites, cabins and full-service cottages, miles of hiking and biking trails, two beaches and plenty of rentals to keep you busy on and off the lake. The park also hosts numerous daily programs and special events all summer long, most of which are free. For more info, visit facebook.com/alleganystatepark. If you like waterfalls and gorges, check out Letchworth State Park, which also boasts cabins and campsites, weekly programming, scenic trails, shady picnic areas and opportunities for whitewater rafting. Lake Erie beaches are plentiful, and for a ﬂat entry fee, you
See Schools Out, page 5
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New Steelbound location opening in Springville this summer By Deb Everts
Submitted photo Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant of Springville is opening this summer. The second Steelbound location will be a bit smaller, but it will offer things the Ellicottville location does not, including a Sunday Brunch and deep dish pizza. Shown is the new brewing system at Springville.
The Steelbound name known so well in Ellicottville will soon be a household word in Springville when Bill Bursee expands his brewery and restaurant business with a second location this summer. Located in the old Robinson Knife Factory that stood on the site at 243 West Main St. about a century ago, Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant of Springville will occupy the former Papa Jake’s Saloon that was housed within the factory. Bursee said people have been blowing up their email, and they have already received “probably a thousand emails” asking about the new brewery and restaurant. “It’s overwhelming, but great, because it shows the huge, looming interest about
what we are doing,” he said. According to Bursee, the new brewery is smaller than Ellicottville’s building at 7,200-square feet. He said the Ellicottville location, with its brewery and distillery combined, is about 11,000-square feet. There will be seating for just under 300 people — probably about 280 — whereas the Ellicottville facility seats 309. He plans to employ 25 to 30 people. “The new place will have a three-barrel brewing system, and we’re going to do small-batch beers,” he said. “We still have over 30 beers at our Ellicottville location that we’ve produced already. That’s hard to do in a larger system like we have here because, when we get smaller, we can get a lot more experimental and do more things. We’re going to do some bourbon-
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Ellicottville announces top students of Class of 2019
Ellicottville Central School has announced Louisa Benatovich is valedictorian for the Class of 2019 with a weighted average of 113.72. Louisa, who is the daughter of Katie and Adam Benatovich, will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. A great lover of, music, literature and learning, Louisa devoted much of her time in pursuit of those passions. Quiz Bowl, a trivia haven, was a safe space throughout her middle and high school years. Louisa attended two national competitions in Washington D.C. over her six years with the team and assumed the role of captain as a senior. This year, the team won the JCC Academic WorldQuest. Louisa is also the vice-
president of ESPRA (Ellicottville Students Preserving the Reading of America), a club devoted to bibliophiles everywhere. This year, she spearheaded the founding of a student publication called The ESPRA Magazine, an opportunity for all ages and talents to express their love of creativity. She got to play as editor-in-chief and graphic designer for the quarterly print issues. Louisa loves all things music and is an avid French hornist. She has attended several NYSSMA Area All-States, All-Counties and Honor Bands during her time at ECS. She loves her instrument dearly and
has even named it. She plans to continue playing in college for she claims she could not live without it. Louisa also devotes her time to Student Council, Yearbook and volunteering in the community. She is a proud peer tutor and NHS member. Her senior year, Louisa was selected into the New Vision: Health Professions program. Through the program’s rotations at Olean General Hospital, she discovered her passion for podiatry and wound care. She hopes to someday turn this strange appreciation into a life-changing career. Louisa writes for The
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Ellicottville Times as a student correspondent, as well as Ellicottville’s Snowed-In periodical. She currently works at Watson’s Chocolates and will be the Ellicottville Memorial Library’s Student Intern this summer. Louisa was the recipient of a Western New York Character Council Award this year, as well as the National Honor Society Betty Pappas Scholarship. She will be attending Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she will major in Biology on a Pre-Med track with a minor in French. Meganne Chapman has been named Salutatorian with a weighted average of 111.77.
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Stuck in the Mud at Holiday Valley
By Louisa Benatovich
For Father’s Day weekend, over 1,000 mudders of all ages participated in the annual Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Run, held June 15. A tradition for nearly 10 years, this season’s event drew individuals from all across Western New York and the surrounding states. Featuring a collection of brand-new participants and veteran competitors, this year’s muddy obstacle course was truly one for the books. “This all started many years ago when a company called Muddy Buddy organized a mountain bike and mud run at the valley,” said Katie DiDonato, general manager of the Inn. “We thought, ‘We can totally do this ourselves!’” Now, DiDonato said they have a large committee of department heads who help organize the event every year. She said the planning period begins in early March. “We have it down to a science,” she said. “We always do our best to come up with new obstacles to keep our runners coming back year after year.” This year, the course had two new additions. “Because of all the snow left over, we were able to make a huge snow pile for people to climb,” DiDonato explained. “We also built a
tire wall and brought back annual hits like the Lily Pads at Spruce Lake.” With 3.5- and 5.4-mile options, the ﬁrst competitive races began at a bright and early 10 a.m. The very ﬁrst ﬁnisher broke through the ﬁnal wall of foam after about 45 minutes of pure physical rigor. As his fellow competitors trickled in after him, the DJ chastised the breathless ﬁnishers, telling them that “they weren’t muddy enough.” “The hardest part about organizing the Mudslide is getting people to give up a Saturday,” said Justin Swan, the event’s volunteer coordinator. “We have about 120 volunteers donating their time to help us here today. Without them, this event would not be possible, all the way from registering people at the door to keeping track of ﬁnish times in the competitive heats.” However, Swan said the best part of the event is seeing people have fun at Holiday Valley, whether it’s winter or summer. “The Mudslide is great for families and solo athletes alike,” he added. “This event is truly some of the best that Ellicottville has to offer.” Chris Coupal, a 16-yearold competitor, was the third-place ﬁnisher in the Mudslide’s ﬁrst competitive heat. A track runner at Kenmore West, Coupal was using the ‘Slide as
preparation for next year’s cross-country season. “It was more wet than muddy,” he said of the course as he chowed down on a post-run pulled pork sandwich. “My favorite part of the race was the downhill. The uphill was rough.” Soﬁa and Zoltan Revy, prospective Mini Mudsliders, had trekked all the way from Ohio to take part in the event. “We’ve never done this before,” said the siblings, “but we’re excited to get muddy.” When asked if they planned to win, the two were skeptical. “We don’t think it’s a competitive race,” they said, cautiously. “It’s just for fun.” As the day progressed and clouds threatened to drive away the sun, the smiles on people’s faces only grew wider. With Jane Eshbaugh’s creatively-designed trophies as an incentive, many pushed themselves to the max in the hopes of receiving one to display on their mantel. And though there were many a complaint of ruined shoes, the 2019 Holiday Valley Mudslide was the perfect kickoff to what promises to be an amazing summer. Be on the lookout for information on next year’s Mudslide, set to take place on June 20, 2020.
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Photos by Louisa Benatovich Participants of all ages and abilities ﬁnished their runs at the annual Holiday Valley Mudslide in the same way: sliding into a giant mud pit at the bottom of Yodeler and making a splash.
Summer art class opportunity for Ellicottville, WV students Hole in One at Elkdale
For three consecutive years, the Elisa B. Hughey Memorial Scholarship for the Arts has awarded scholarships to graduating Ellicottville Central School and West Valley Central School seniors intending to study fine arts in college. Last fall, the Scholarship Committee decided to partner with the TriCounty Arts Council to offer 80-percent tuition funding for art education classes through the Arts Council. This summer, the program is open to ECS and WVCS students of all ages and will continue through the 2019-20 school year. Our intent with the partnership is to give kids art education opportunities beyond the classroom and support the arts locally. How the program works: Interested students will refer to the Arts Council’s website for class or workshop opportunities: https://www.
myartscouncil.net. Students aged 14 and older are eligible for the adult classes. The Tri-County Arts Council offers classes in different media such as felt, pottery and ceramics. Students wishing to attend a class or workshop should contact Brenda Hughey at elisahugheyscholarship@ gmail.com, indicating their full name, school, the class they’d like to attend and the dates. Once the student has received an approval email from Brenda Hughey, they will contact the Arts Council by phone to register at 372-7455. When the student calls to register, they can pay the 20 percent tuition either by credit card or mail a check. Students must provide their own transportation to the Arts Council’s Elkdale C.C. photo studio location in Olean. Steve Hirst carded a hole-in-one on Elkdale Country Club’s hole No. 12 on Friday. For more information, contact Steve Hirst, a PGA Teaching Pro at Hirst carded the ace at Elkdale’s Brenda Hughey at 703-321-6344, or hole No. 12, making the 164-yard email elisahugheyscholarship@gmail. Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca, hit a hole in one on Friday, June 14 at shot from the tee. com. the club.
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The Kick-Off to Summerfest By Caitlin Croft The Summer Music Festival is deﬁnitely the highlight event of the summer in Ellicottville, New York. This year, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Caitlin Koch and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will grace the stage over the two-night event. In a new twist, the KickOff Party is being held on Monroe Street in the form of Bags & Brews. This is a cornhole tournament meets charity fundraiser created by the Rental Management & Real Estate team over at ERA Team VP. Here are the hard facts. WHEN: Friday, July 5 from 3-8 p.m. WHERE: Monroe Street in front of the Ellicottville Winery and Villaggio. WHO: You and your best friend crushing the competition in the ﬁrst ever Bags & Brews cornhole tournament. WHY: To beneﬁt Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “In a staff meeting, we were brainstorming a charity and felt Roswell Park would be the best seeing as we have had
employees past and present who have been so deeply affected by this disease. It really made perfect sense,” said Rachael Wiley-Steffan of ERA. “We also are opening up a battle of the businesses. We want local establishments to enter teams to battle for bragging rights.”
There will, of course, be live music — how can it be the Summerfest kick off without live music? The band will be rockin’ the whole time under the brand new winery patio. There will be tastings from all four of Ellicottville’s libation producers, Ellicottville Brewing Company, The Winery of Ellicottville, Ellicottville Distillery and Steelbound Brewery & Distillery. “In addition to the event it is also the kick off to Stroll the Streets, a
newer well-received event that runs Friday evenings in the summer,” Kaysie Grifﬁth said. “There will be so many great activities for all ages that will compliment the Kick-Off Party.” Even if cornhole isn’t your thing, there will be plenty of good company, rafﬂe tickets, 50/50 rafﬂe and more to garner your attention. The Grand Prize is a “stay for two” in one of ERA’s Vacation Rentals for two, two tours of EBC, gift cards to local eateries and more! Also, I have a good feeling the tournament will be a supreme spectator sport. If cornhole champion is something you see in your future, be sure to contact Kaysie Grifﬁth at 699-4800 or kaysie.grifﬁth@teamvp. com by June 28. Entry is $30 per team, and remember: it is all for charity. We all know someone who has either succumbed to this awful disease or battled victoriously, so this is a charity that hits home for everyone. Get your tastebuds ready and that cornhole arm on point cause Bags & Brews will be an event you don’t want to miss!
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barrel aging to the beer there, as well.” Bursee said the building at the second location didn’t require extensive renovation, but it’s going to require all new equipment and all new seating. He said when patrons come in, the space is going to feel like a brewery with chalkboards and corrugated metal. He said the major brick structure is going to stay, but they are bringing in their ﬂair. “The structure is beautiful. You can’t change the structure and that’s the greatest thing about it. It’s an old knife factory with amazing brick walls and the architecture is something that you cannot recreate,” he said. “What we are doing is kind of bringing some of what we have in Ellicottville — our kind of ﬂair to Springville. So, we have a really easy-going place that’s really nice and the atmosphere is great. We’re just trying to make it feel more comfortable and more like a brewery should feel.” The ﬂagship location in Ellicottville offers a variety of beers, from stouts to ales, with their most popular brew being the Last Minute IPA. Bursee said they will bring their distilled spirits from Ellicottville, but they will not produce them on the new site. Like the Ellicottville facility, the new Steelbound location will also feature a dinner menu. Bursee said they try to use as much product from their brewery and distillery as possible through their kitchen because it adds to the dishes they put out. “Right now, in Ellicottville, we use some of our whiskey corn mash and we do a whiskey batter ﬁsh fry, which is super light and crispy,” he said. “We’ll do it at our Springville location as well.” Bursee opened the ﬂagship spot for his Steelbound bar/restaurant and brewery/ distillery in Ellicottville last year on Route 219, across from Tim Hortons. When the opportunity arose, he couldn’t resist opening a second brewpub in
Springville, the town that means so much to him. Originally from Buffalo, Bursee is a retired building contractor who now lives in Springville. It’s home for Bursee, his wife, Racquel, and their two children, Tyler and Olivia, who both attended Springville-Grifﬁth Institute in grades K-12. He’s deeply ingrained in the community where he has coached youth football, raised his children and served on the Springville Education Foundation Board. Bursee said he decided to open his second location in the town where he resides because the building is a great place that was once the anchor of Springville, and many events were held in that building. “It was where everybody went and I spent a lot of time there. I coached football and we always went back to Papa Jake’s. I sat on the board of education and we had a wine tasting event in that building every year,” he said. “It’s a central part of the community and I just couldn’t see losing it. It was deﬁnitely something that needed to happen.” According to Bursee, the Springville location is going to offer a lot of things the Ellicottville location does not. He said one of the big things they’re trying to put together right now is to have a Sunday Brunch every week. They are also looking at doing a nice, deep dish pizza that is not offered in the area and won’t compete with other pizzerias in the area that are doing well. “We certainly don’t want to come into this community and be competing with people who are already doing well there. We are going to be really conscientious of that,” he said. Some renovation continues, but Bursee has already signed the lease for the space. A speciﬁc opening date has not yet been determined, because Bursee still awaits a state liquor license.
June 21-27, 2019
ECS NEWS & SPORTS Ellicottville students among JCC honors College Connections honorees
Jamestown Community College recently honored 56 area high school students from throughout southwestern New York as the 2018-19 students of the year in the College Connections program. Two students from Ellicottville Central School were among the recognized. In selecting the students of the year, schools were asked to consider College Connections participants who had embraced the challenges of completing college level work while in high school and demonstrated resourcefulness, integrity,
Closing doors, opening windows at ECS By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter
Adiós, adieu, arrivederci, ciao, auf Wiedersehen, au revoir — just words, a veritable mish-mash of syllables and consonants. Every language carries its unique interpretation. Despite the differences from their English counterparts, however, each of these words has its own weighty universalness. One knows their meaning without speaking their mother tongue. They are, to all, simply good bye. Goodbyes, the deﬁning moments of this time of year, turn the summer days from a simple schedule adjustment to something much more. It is a time of changing present tense to past, “is” to “was.” It is a time of turning moments into memories. As lockers are slammed for the last time, it is clear that the symphony of summer vacation has ofﬁcially begun. “There are some things that I’ll have a hard time saying goodbye to,” said Jalee Evans, a rising junior. “I’ll miss Mr. McCann’s beard and our chemistry teacher, Mr. Schwartz.” The now-sophomores will never again have the opportunity to be taught by the wonderfully eyebrowed legend. “I’m also sad to say goodbye to Quiz Bowl as it was this year,” Jalee continued, “and playing Brawl Stars with my boys.” Ever optimistic, Jalee turned her sad sayonaras into happy greetings. “I’m excited for next year to
bring new opportunities for me not to fail,” she said. “I, on the other hand, am excited to say goodbye to Louisa exploiting us for newspaper content,” joked Adam Silvernail. “At the same time, everything is changing and I don’t like it!” Brennan Finn, a graduating senior, was a little more somber on his last-day-ever of high school. “I am going to miss the relationships I cultivated over the years,” he reminisced. When Ned Hartsell was asked what he was most excited to say goodbye to, the Ellicottville senior had to plead the 5th. “I am excited to say hello to Tim Venturin and all of the other ECS grads going to Alfred with me next fall,” he joked. “High school will never end.” All in all, the 2018-19 school year at Ellicottville Central School was a normal mélange of happiness, teenage angst and confusion. There were, invariably, moments that some will try their very hardest to forget. Other moments will become memories stockpiled forever. In the midst of it all, it is difﬁcult to see someone sad about the changing tides brought on by the lunar pull of end-of-year. They must simply be reminded that school is designed to be ﬁnished, a game of “to be won.” All of these changes, all of the uncertainty, is supposed to exist. Otherwise, life would not go on.
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and dedication. College Connections, JCC’s concurrent enrollment program with regional high schools, is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Recipients in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties included: Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School — junior Abigail Minnekine and senior Joshua Ninan. Ellicottville BOCES Center — senior MacKenzie Ryan. Ellicottville Central School — junior Megan
Hartsell and senior Abby Sonnenberg. Gowanda Central School — junior Alyscia LeTran and senior Taylor Dakin. Randolph Central School — junior Brynn Pagett and senior Joan Adams. West Valley Central School — junior Caitlyn Cizdziel and senior Brandon Blackmon. In celebration of the award, JCC created a digital yearbook highlighting the students, their achievements, and future plans. Visit sunyjcc. edu/ccsoty to see biographies of the College Connections Students of the Year.
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The daughter of Tim and Stacey Chapman, Meganne has earned an Advanced Regents Diploma. Meganne was an extremely active student who has been a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Vice-President, Class of 2019 President for three years, and a member of Student Council as well as Treasurer. She is also a Certiﬁed Peer Tutor. Meganne has participated in Jazz Band, ESPRA (Ellicottville Students for the Preservation of Reading in America), Drama Club, Varsity Club, and the ECS Student Wellness Committee. She enjoyed volunteering in Mr. Smith’s First Grade classroom, and she enjoyed reading an agricultural book to an Elementary grade for Ag Literacy Week. Outside the classroom,
Meganne is a three-sport athlete, participating in Varsity Soccer (Captain), Varsity Basketball (Captain), and Varsity Track and Field (Captain). Meganne is a member of Cattaraugus 4-H showing registered Jersey cattle. She also has Christmas caroled with the school band, as well as played with the band for Memorial Day service and Graduation. Meganne has also enjoyed volunteering her time with
the Ellicottville Rotary Club with their Annual Tuscan Moon Dinner and Halloween Community Fun Night. Meganne is the recipient of the following academic and athletic awards: Outstanding National Honor Society Member, Excellence in Chemistry, Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship, University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award, RIT Innovation and Creativity
Award, WNY Character Council Character Award, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award, All WNY Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention, Buffalo First Community All-Star, Cattaraugus County Youth Citizen of the Week, ECS Athlete of the Week, League Sportsmanship Award for Varsity Soccer and Basketball, Gordy Aimes Memorial Award for Outstanding Shot Put and Discus Thrower, Coach’s Strength Award for Basketball and the ECS Female Eagles Pride Award. Meganne will be attending the University of Akron and Williams Honors College to major in Civil Engineering. She has also been accepted into the University of Akron’s Emerging Leaders Program.
McCann adds A.D. to his teaching, coaching duties
By Sam Wilson
After 13 years as a teacher for Ellicottville Central School, Dave McCann has coached modiﬁed, junior varsity or varsity teams in four different sports. McCann hopes that experience in various sports and at each level will give him some perspective in his new job responsibilities as the Eagles’ newest athletic director. McCann replaces Chad Bartoszek, who left the school to teach, coach football and work as assistant AD in Salamanca. “Well, I just saw an opportunity with someone going out, with Chad leaving, and I just stepped in to keep things moving, I guess,” McCann said of applying for the position. “I’ve been around the school and coaching different sports for 13, 14 years so I thought this would be an opportunity that would be something that would be a good new challenge.” McCann hopes his experience at the school leads to some stability in the athletic department as it undergoes coaching changes like in football, where Jason Marsh succeeds Bartoszek, and girls soccer, where Tammy Eddy will take over for the retiring Mary Neilon. “That was one of the big things I talked with the superintendent about was just trying to be someone that can hopefully stabilize this thing for a while and do this for long enough to get on our feet and keep moving forward,” he said. “There’s a lot of changes coming but I think they’re going to be positive changes and we’re looking forward to it.” McCann, an Allegany-Limestone, SUNY Fredonia (undergrad) and St. Bonaventure (grad school) graduate, started working at ECS as a teacher in 2006.
Press ﬁle photo Ellicottville boys basketball coach Dave McCann talks with his team during a timeout in a summer league game.
He quickly got into coaching at the school, most prominently in boys basketball, where he worked up from modiﬁed to JV to his current post as varsity coach. He’s also coached modiﬁed volleyball, JV softball and recently coached modiﬁed baseball. Working in several sports should help McCann, a middle school social studies teacher, help his coaches. “I think so, especially coaching at the different levels and knowing the expectations for each level,” he said, “and maybe some of the situations that they’re going to encounter and things like that. Hopefully I have enough experience with those where I can be of assistance to our coaches.” McCann, the 2016 Big 30 Coach of the Year, said he still plans to coach basketball for the Eagles. “It might limit some of my other
things outside of the basketball season, but the plan is right now to continue doing basketball,” he said. For the bulk of his coaching career, McCann worked with then-ECS AD Karl Schwartz and observed the qualities he’d like to see from an athletic director. “For a coach, it’s just helpful having someone that can make sure ﬁelds are ready, make sure that ofﬁcials are all set up and we have staff at games like chaperones and clock-keepers and book-keepers,” he said. “It takes a lot of pressure off a coach when you can just kind of focus on coaching your team and coming to the games and preparing for that. You don’t have to worry about who’s going to chaperone, who’s going to run the score clock. In the past, our athletic directors have been really good at keeping that stuff going. “I know how helpful that is, and taking their input on schedules and trying to make it happen. Working with Karl for the most part with basketball, it was always pretty easy that I would maybe set up a game and forward him an email and say this is the date and he would do the rest. I’m hoping to kind of do that with our coaches here and get as much of their input as I can and really just be of assistance to them.” Mostly, McCann hopes he can keep the athletic department going in the same direction in his new position. “I’m excited for the opportunity. I’m looking forward to a new challenge,” he said. “I’d just like to see our sports continue to have success, promote our athletes and coaches and try and link up with the community where we can. Try and strengthen that bond between our community and our athletic program.”
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can check out Lake Erie State Park, Evangola State Park, Woodlawn Beach State Park and more along the shores. Head to Grifﬁs Sculpture Park to meander through the woods while checking out a variety of unique 3D artwork, some of which you can even climb on. If climbing is your thing, check out Rock City Park in Olean, Little Rock City in Little Valley or Thunder Rocks at Allegany State Park for giant rock formations you can go on and in. Get the kids in on the area’s live music scene this summer. Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival is coming to Holiday Valley July 5-7. On Friday, July 5, take part in Brews & Bags for Roswell as the Kick-Off to the weekend. The following night, on July 6, see Caitlin Koch perform at Holiday Valley at 7 p.m., followed by Don Felder, former guitarist for Eagles, at 9 p.m. On Sunday, July 7, the Buffalo Philharmonic will be back for their 26th engagement at the Summer Music Festival. An exciting list of musical greatness is in the works. The evening will conclude with everyone’s
favorite “1812 Overture” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” to an incredible ﬁreworks display. This is an all age’s event, so pack up your picnic basket and bring the whole family. As always, 12 and under are free to both concerts. For tickets and information, visit ellicottvilleny.com. Through the sponsorship of CCSE Federal Credit Union in Ellicottville, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce will make sure the air is full of music and fun with the annual Gazebo Series, happening Thursday evenings, July 11 through Aug. 8. The schedule is as follows: July 11: Second Act July 18: Dozo My Lady July 25: Enchante’ Cabaret Aug. 1: The Boomers Aug. 8: High Horse Other area venues offering outdoor entertainment include Canalside, Allegany State Park, Darien Lake and ArtPark, just to name a few. Of course, shopping local is our favorite thing to do! Stroll the streets of Ellicottville ﬁnd unique gifts, grab frozen treat or cupcake and be sure to say hi to all of your neighbors and the local business owners.
‘Resistance Women’ Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tues/Wed until 8 p.m. Closed Sundays ellicottvillelibrary.org • (716) 699-2842 Tax Forms — We have received the IRS instruction books and will hopefully receive the forms soon. Still waiting on NYS forms and instruction booklets. President’s Day Weekend Book Sale — The library book sale will be open Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m until 5 p.m. The book sale will continue until March 11 during normal business hours. If you are bringing books to donate to the sale, please drop them off by Thursday, Feb. 14. Third Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — All are welcome to attend. Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m., Book Club — The February book is “The
July 13 Springville Concord Garden Walk Explore the gardens of the village of Springville and surrounding communities. Get a map
at Fiddler’s Green Park gazebo and browse at your leisure. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 18 Fundraisers Cruise on in, car cruise from 430 to 730. 2.00 Bud Light Draft, 2.00 Hot dogs and Hamburgers, 2.00 Fries come help Raise our Roof. Bring your cruise ride have a sandwich on us. FOR MORE INFO. PLEASE CALL 716.532.4882.
Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Contact Joyce Evans at 474-7679 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group. Mondays, 6–8 p.m., Knitting (& Crochet) Club — All abilities welcome, just bring some yarn and your needles. Next meeting is Jan. 21. Tuesdays, 2–3 p.m., Adult Coloring — Join Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress-free, creative break in your day. Free program, all supplies provided. Bring out your inner child.
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A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities
June 22-23 Ellicottville Paddle Festival at Spruce Lake, Holiday Valley. Kayak paddling, music, demos, paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga, kids events, food and fun. Visit holidayvalley.com.
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The Salamanca Lumber Co., Inc. Job Posting for: Finance Manager Position: Due to the upcoming retirement of the current officer, The Salamanca Lumber Company is seeking to fill the position of Finance Manager. Duties/responsibilities: In the role of Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the organization and execution of the entire financial administration of the company. This includes, among other tasks, general ledger maintenance, reconciling bank accounts, monitoring the accounts receivable aging report, managing the payments to vendors and managing the accounts payable aging report, preparing monthly financial statements and preparing various schedules and account detail reports to assists with the annual external audit. The Finance Manager will also be responsible for payroll and personnel administration. The Finance Manager will report to the President of the company as well as to the Group Financial Director located in the Netherlands. The job entails various other tasks and responsibilities in addition to the ones mentioned above.
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Art Teacher Genesee Valley CSD is accepting applications for a Long-term Substitute Art Teacher. Must possess NYS Teacher Certification in Art Education. For details & how to apply visit: www.caboces.org “BOCES & District Vacancies” Deadline: 6/24/19 EOE
Grant Administrator position for the City of Salamanca. Looking for selfmotivated person with a Bachelor Degree and two years of experience involving the administrative function of large scale construction projects, or two yearsʼ experience in planning, economic or community development; or Associates Degree and five year experience as listed above. A full job description is available at https://cattcoportal.mycivilservice.com or at the Salamanca City Clerkʼs Office. Appointment will require successfully passing and competing in the Civil Service examination, with salary range between $46,000 and $50,000. Please send letter of interest, resume, job references and civil service application to the Salamanca City Clerk, 225 Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, NY 14779, no later than July 3, 2019.
Special Education Teacher (Math) CA BOCES Special Education Division is seeking a NYS Certified Special Education Teacher to instruct students in the subject of Math for the Big Picture program in Ellicottville. Apply online at: www.caboces.org EOE
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The Company: The Salamanca Lumber Company is a producer of a wide range of quality North American hardwoods. It is an international company, with customers located in many parts of the world. The company began operations in 1977.
AlleganyLimestone CSD, a rural district with high expectations, is looking for a dynamic educational leader to assume the role of Elementary School Principal. The requirements for this position are as follows: NYS School Administrator/ Supervisor or School Building Leader (SBL) certification, minimum five (5) years teaching experience, experience as a Principal or Assistant Principal preferred. Salary is competitive; commensurate with experience. For details & how to apply visit: www.caboces.org "BOCES & District Vacancies” EOE
How to apply: The Salamanca Lumber Company is being assisted in filling this position by its outside accounting firm, R.A. Mercer & Co., P.C. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume by mail to The Salamanca Lumber Company, Inc., P.O. Box 416, Salamanca, New York 14779, or by email to Susan Rockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.salamancalumber.com or contact Susan Rockwell, Finance Manager, at 716-945-4810.
Head Custodian Wellsville CSD Full-time, second shift position. For details & how to apply visit: www.caboces.org “BOCES & District Vacancies” Deadline: 6/26/19 EOE/AA
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor degree in accounting. He/she will be detail oriented, will possess a willingness to learn, and will be someone who can work well under pressure to meet reporting deadlines. Compensation: The company will offer a competitive compensation package that is commensurate with the candidates experience and qualifications.
June 21-27, 2019
EXPERIENCED ROOFERS & SIDING MEN needed. Call 716-372-0759 The Olean Public Library has parttime Library Page positions open. Schedule: 18-23 hours per week (varies), morning and afternoon shifts M-F, some Saturdays. See web and Facebook for full description. Essential: Computer skills and customer service experience. Applications available at Circulation Desk of library and at OleanLibrary.org. Teacher Aide Bolivar-Richburg CSD has an opening for a Teacher Aide for the 20192020 school year. For details & how to apply visit: www.caboces.org “BOCES & District Vacancies” Deadline: 6/28/19 EOE
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Homes For Sale 100 Acre Farm For Sale By Owner. Good House & Barn. 2 1/2 miles from Holiday Valley. Call 716-945-4949 for app.
Pets / Pet Care Dalmatian/Healer Vet Checked; $100-$150 585-928-1029
Apartments For Rent 1 & 2 BR, quality, furn/ unfurn., gar., $495 to $800 incl. util. No Pets Olean. 716-560-6656
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Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City School District of the City of Olean City Schools Cattaraugus County, New York PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Olean High School, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, New York, for the purpose of reviewing the Districtʼs proposed revisions to the Districtʼs Code of Conduct. Victoria L. ZaleskiIrizarry District Clerk
Legals NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Report for the Town of Concord for the Year 2018 has been filed with the Office of the State Comptroller. A copy is also on file in the Office of the Town Clerk and may be examined by interested persons at the Clerkʼs Office during regular business hours. Darlene G. Schweikert Concord Town Clerk
PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Olean Housing Authority has developed its Agency Plan and Capital Plan for the year 2019 in compliance with the quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, it is available for review at the Authority's Office located at 132 N. Union st. suite 118, Olean, NY 14760. The Authority's hours of operation are M-F 9-5. In addition, a Public Hearing will be held on 6/20/2019 at 8:30 to 9:00 AM
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Obituary John Warner Mr. John Warner, 72, of Great Valley, died Tuesday evening (June 11, 2019) at Olean General Hospital, following a short illness. Born Feb. 9, 1947, he was the son of Carol Holmes Warner and the late James Warner. Mr. Warner was married Aug. 3, 1974, at St. Patrick RC Church, to the former Theresa Baker, who survives. Mr. Warner was a graduate of Rushford Central School, Class of 1964. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard ships out of Norfolk, Va. Mr. Warner was employed in the electrical power industry,
working for INDECK Energy for over 20 years, retiring in 2011. He was a former member of the Ellicottville American Legion Post 659. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed traveling and entering his classic car in different shows. He enjoyed restoring his AAR ‘Cuda. He will be remembered for a quick joke or a funny story. Surviving, besides his wife and mother, are a daughter, Sheila Warner of Costa Mesa, Calif.; a son, Mark (Kerry) Warner of Olean; three sisters, Cynthia (Ronald) Hutchison of Salamanca, Diana (Gerald) Keller of Franklinville and Candy (Frank) McCullough of
Bemis Point; a brother, James (Dawn) Warner of Mayville; and several nieces and nephews. As per John’s request, there would be no visitation. Burial would be in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. In lieu of ﬂowers, the family suggests memorials to Roswell Cancer Institute or the Cattaraugus County SPCA. E-condolences can be sent to orourke. email@example.com or posted to facebook.com/ ono
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Religious Services Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 5pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820, Services 5pm Sat
(2nd Tuesday) 6pm Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) 6pm
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville
6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Thrive Alive Contemporary Worship Service Sun 9am, Traditional Worship Service Sun 11am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 10am
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First Baptist Church, Great Valley 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm
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United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Mansﬁeld 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 716-560-7767, Sat 7pm, Sun 10am Grace Bible Baptist, Little Valley 201 Rock City Street 257-3645 Sun Sch 10am, Sun Worship 11:0am & 6pm Wed Bible study/prayer svc 7pm
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HEALTH & FITNESS: GIVE IT TIME
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But, if you get back on board, you will see results. Results are earned. It’s not that we cannot stick to exercise for a long period of time because we’re weak. It’s because we try to do it overnight and on top of that we expect immediate results that don’t happen, that make us give up. Commitment to ﬁtness is not something we can just turn on like pulling a switch
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The June meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board opened with good news. Two checks were received from the county, one totaling $99,307.54 for the County Sales Tax Distribution and the second in the amount of $4,203.80 for the County Mortgage Tax Distribution. Mayor John Burrell noted that the village is lucky to receive these distribution checks because a county such as Allegany that does not have a city needs to raise these funds via property taxes, which Ellicottville does not have to. The distribution to the village is based on our property tax assessments. Because the value of homes is higher in Ellicottville, the village gets a bigger portion of that money collected by the county. Next, there was discussion on the minutes from last month’s meeting regarding the public hearing on Short Term Rentals. Trustee Spencer Murray said they should only include in the minutes the facts and not people’s suggestions or opinions. He wants the hard facts of how many in attendance, how many spoke and was the majority for or against the matter. The village attorney advised that the village needs a high quality recorder for the meetings and that way they can be referenced back on if necessary. The minutes would essentially be a good outline of the meetings with the proper motions and discussion topics. At the end of the meeting, an executive session was held regarding the Short Term Rentals change, but no action came of it. In his report, Burrell said the DRI Grant Application has been ﬁled and the formal presentation will be given in Buffalo on July 8. There are 10 municipalities who have entered in for the grant and will present their plan as well. Copies of the grant application are available at the Village Clerk’s ofﬁce. The village and town Joint Water District is coming along and the two municipalities are getting closer to a resolution. The Engineering Report included discussion regarding the Baseball Grant. The village is waiting on a corrected invoice from the vendor who did the work in order to properly balance the books for year end. There was a meeting with Joe Crimi of
NY Power Authority regarding the LED Street Light Conversion. The board, in conjunction with Town/Village Engineer Niles Pierson, has yes to decide whether the village will convert the lights for a small upfront cost and long term savings or spend roughly $106,000 to purchase the light poles and see a greater long term savings after the project has paid for itself. The only issue with the latter option is that the village needs other municipalities to join in for the project to be feasible. The new Lagoon Masters are in and installed. Ellicottville is the ﬁrst municipality in the state to have this type of equipment at a wastewater treatment facility. There will be a large energy savings as the new machine is much more efﬁcient than the old machinery. There will be a new water main installed along Maybee Alley. This is due to Dina’s opening a banquet facility, and in order to tap into the system they would need to bore under Route 219. The project materials are being purchased by Dina’s and the labor will be done for the village. This is a great upgrade to the system and a win/win for all parties involved. There was a meeting regarding the proposed Skate Park in the village which was well attended. There will be a barbeque fundraiser on Friday, June 21 from 4-8 p.m. for National Skate Day. There will be tee shirts available for sale, a can drive and donations accepted. The project has taken on a life of its own and organizers are currently applying for a $150,000 grant, which the municipality would need to guarantee 10 percent of, or $15,000. Trustee Patra Lowes noted that with soccer about to start, the village needs to get the parking delineated and for coaches and parents to be reminded not to park on the fence side of Parkside Drive. A real estate salesperson approached the board regarding a piece of land in the village for a parking structure. The owner in the past wanted too much money for a parking structure to be economically feasible but is now willing to come down in price. The board appreciated the information and advised if the DRI Grant is received then this is something to look at then. The next meeting of the village board will be Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at the Village/Town Hall.