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January is Ski Month right here in Ellicottville By Kellen M. Quigley

As winter finally rolls in and feels like it’s here for the long term, why not spend a day (or two) on the slopes this January, the perfect month for skiing, snowboarding and all things snow sports. January is National Learn a Snowsport Month, and Holiday Valley will be offering some great deals for adults all month long. As of press time, 10 lifts at Holiday Valley were spinning and 34 trails were open, and at HoliMont, seven lifts were running with 21 trails open. However, those numbers may change with warmer weather predicted for this weekend. On Friday, the Learn to Love Winter package at Holiday Valley is just $25. The Beginner’s Package includes a rental, beginner lift ticket and lesson. Bring your friend, your spouse or your child along for the fun, because skiing and snowboarding are twice as fun

Holiday Valley photo Kids take part in a lesson on a previous year’s Learn to Love Winter Day, set for this Friday at Holiday Valley. The Ellicottville ski resort has plenty in store for January for all those looking to get out and enjoy the snow-covered slopes.

when you have a buddy! Then on Monday, take part in the first session of Rip ‘n

LIVE MUSIC Thur - 8pm • Jim & Tyler Fri - 8pm • The Short Bus Sat - 8pm • West Tue - 7pm • Marty Peters Wed 8pm • Joe Wagner 26 Washington St, Ellicottville, NY

Fri - 7 p.m. • Break Away Sat - 6:30 p.m. • Mercury Blues Band


Fri • XCITE Sat • Snarski

Sip Ski-Learn-Drink! This fun winter series invites intermediate and advanced skiers and riders to enjoy the slopes as a group with themed instruction and a beverage from one of the mountain restaurants at the end of the night.

Session dates are Jan. 13 and 27 and Feb. 10 and 24. You can come to all four or pick just the sessions you want. Meet at 6 p.m. at the clocktower. Cost is $59 with night ticket or $29 for

See Ski Month, page 8


Jan. 17-18 Steelbound Distillery

6600 US-219, Ellicottville, NY

Working Man’s Dead at HoliMont

Winter Blues Weekend

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Ellicottville Chamber says festival attendance up in 2019

“If the weather is bad, many people do not come out, but we feel this year was somewhat of an

exception as the numbers were much greater in 2019,” she said. Ellicottville’s Fall

Open for Lunch & Dinner Serving Cocktails & Beer

Just a few blocks east of downtown Ellicottville

Cocktail Flights

Photo submitted The Ellicottville Chamber’s last event of 2019 was “A Christmas Stroll,” in December, featuring a Living Nativity.


As a whole new decade arrives, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce looks back on 2019 and looks ahead to 2020. Barb Pump, project development manager at the chamber, said some of the events have changed over the years and they are always looking at different ways to make each event better than the year before. That’s something they focus on each year. Pump said many of the local establishments were very happy with the turnout for the 2019 event season. As far as crowd attendance goes, she said the chamber believes that the numbers of attendees to their events in 2019 have increased from years past. Of course, the weather is a major factor and influences those numbers with all of the events.

Festival, held every October, is the chamber’s oldest and biggest event of the year. According to a press release from the chamber, the event is a huge economic engine for the village and provides a major trickle-down effect. Along with local businesses in the community and its residents, it also benefits many not-forprofits. Over $70,000 is generated in various donations from the festival events. “The popularity provides an opportunity to showcase our area and its attractions converting many to become repeat visitors and second homeowners. We strive to provide a better-quality experience that will attract a demographic that truly wants to enjoy all the area has to offer,” said Executive Director Brian McFadden. Although it was not

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Catt. County Legislature expected to reorganize on Wednesday By Rick Miller

The Cattaraugus County Legislature was expected to meet Wednesday to reorganize for 2020 with Republicans controlling all but one of the 17 seats. The 16-member Republican caucus selected two-term Legislator Howard VanRensselaer of Randolph as chairman succeeding James J. Snyder, R-Olean, who was term-limited and retired at the end of December. VanRensselaer is expected to announce committee assignments and other appointments later this month in time for committee meetings the first week in February. Also named Dec. 11 were Andrew Burr, R-Gowanda, vice chairman and Michael Brisky, R-Franklinville, majority leader; Norman Marsh, R-Little Valley, assistant majority leader and newcomer Kelly Andreano, R-Olean, majority whip. As the lone Democrat, David Koch of Salamanca will serve as minority leader. Prior to the reorganization meeting at 4 p.m., county lawmakers were expected to meet in executive session to discuss the appointment of a new county attorney. That meeting started at 2:15 p.m. in the large committee room on the third floor of the County

Center. County Attorney Thomas Brady had expressed a desire late last year to step down as county attorney. He was appointed last year after the resignation of County Attorney Eric Firkel. Two current members of the county attorney’s office, Stephen Miller, supervising Social Services attorney, and Wendy Peterson, assistant county attorney, have expressed interest in the post, along with Gerald O’Connor and Ashley Milliman, according to VanRensselaer. Nine of the legislators who were expected to be sworn in Wednesday by County Court Judge Ronald Ploetz are returning legislators, yet only five were on the county legislature five years ago. The legislative terms are for four years, with a limit of three consecutive terms. Legislators receive $12,481 a year in salary plus fringe benefits including the county’s self-insured health insurance, which like other county employees, they pay a portion of the cost. The county legislature chairman receives $23,710 a year and the vice chairman, majority and minority leaders each receive $13,729 annually.

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EVL CHAMBER Continued from front page

a chamber event, HoliMont Ski Resort joined the festivities at Ellicottville’s Fall Festival 2019 by hosting the first annual HoliCX Cyclocross race. Marketing Director Greg Culver said plans are in the works for another similar event this year that is expected to be bigger and better than ever. The last chamber event of each year is “A Christmas Stroll.” Held in early December, the event gives visitors a chance to celebrate the holiday season with a living nativity, complete with a camel. Created in 1987, the tradition has continued for the past 28 years. It takes place at the Village gazebo where children dressed as angels and shepherds meet to honor Baby Jesus as carolers sing. Pump said adding more events varies. She said the chamber looks at different options that will be beneficial to Ellicottville’s merchants, as well as the community as a whole. “All of the local

businesses try to get involved with what we are doing here at the chamber as much as possible,” she said. “This past year, it has definitely been proven with each event that the individual businesses have created themselves and we help to promote.” Repeat events throughout the year include Winter Blues Weekend, January; Winter Music Jam, February; Mardi Gras, March; Happy Half Marathon, 5K & Beer Mile and Girls Getaway, May; Summer Music Festival, Theater in the Square, Jazz and Blues Weekend, July; Taste of Ellicottville and Rock Autism Concert, August; Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend and Ellicottville’s Lacrosse Festival, September; Fall Festival and EVL Halloween Half & 5K, October; Beer and Wine Festival, Christmas in Ellicottville, November; A Christmas Stroll, December. Will there be any new events introduced this year?

ECS NEWS ECS graduates are home for the holidays By Ginna Hensel

“Home for the holidays,” something many families look forward to as their collegiate children return home from the semester. However, what is it really like to return home for the holidays? We asked a couple of ECS graduates for the scoop... Maddie Harris, a senior at Baldwin Wallace University, said, “I love coming home because we have such a cute town to live in! Being an upperclassman now, it is not as weird as it was when I came home during my freshman year. You live three months without a parent telling you what to do and then you come back to living by their rules in their house. I like to say I have two separate lives, one here and one in Cleveland. Therefore, when I come home, I just fall back into my habits and routine here at home.” Jenna Aldrich, a junior at Daemen, agreed with Harris, “I would say it’s nice to be home. I enjoy seeing people I do not see every day anymore.” Many college students agree with Aldrich and Harris. It is nice to come home to a familiar bed, in a familiar house, in a familiar town. Aldrich and Harris both commented they enjoy being in Ellicottville for the holiday season so they get to spend it with their loved ones. Louisa Benatovich, a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, said, “Being home as a college student is a mixed blessing, especially if you love where you attend. My university is about seven hours south of home. It doesn’t sound that far, but it certainly

feels like I am a million miles away. I remember driving home from the airport after returning for Thanksgiving and realizing that I hadn’t seen any of this — the hills, the town, my family and my friends — for three months. Sometimes you end up feeling like a guest in your own home. All in all, it’s comforting to be back. I have two lives now, but home will always be home in the end.” For others, the holiday season is not a matter of returning home, rather of becoming acquainted with old faces. Robin Freaney, a freshman at Jamestown Community College and a commuter commented, “I like the holiday season because I get a change in pace from driving to school every day. I get to spend more time with my family and my friends who are returning home from their school.” Don’t be fooled, as these incoming college kids are quick to find work in Ellicottville filling either part-time or full-time positions. “I work about five days a week at the Holiday Valley Mountain Shop,” Harris said. “This keeps me busy while on break, but I always try to find time to see my friends from high school.” Aldrich, a fellow Holiday Valley employee, plans to also spend her break working to save money for when she returns to college. Overall, the community feels more whole as generations of ECS graduates return from their school of choice bringing families together this holiday season.

Pump said the chamber is always looking at what they can bring to Ellicottville to have the ability to attract more visitors to the great village, so who knows what 2020 will bring. The Ellicottville Chamber would like to recognize its new members that came onboard in 2019. They include 1st Response Protection & Security Corp., Anjanette Nicolazzo Realtor, Aldrich Painting, Alpine Dog Kennels, Brochures Unlimited, Damon Newpher Fly Fishing, Eden Heights, Ellicottville Dental Group, Ellicottville Greens, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Invenergy LLC, McGee’s Books & Curiosities, National Comedy Center, Rafi’s Platter, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Southern Tier Transportation Services, Stormer Mechanical Service LLC, The Ratchet Hatchet, West Rose, Wink Haus Rental and WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway.

Students named to first quarter honor rolls at Ellicottville

The Ellicottville Central School District has announced its students named to the honor and high honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2019-20 school year. HIGH HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Calarco, Allison; De Orbe, Adrian; DeChane, Abbey; Eddy, Brooke; Ford-Grover, Sylvia; Grinols, Jordan; Hartsell, Megan; Hutchinson, Christian; Kaleta, McKenna; Kilby, Madisyn; Kongats, Heli; Lin, Simon; McGuire, Kaitlyn; Moore, Cyrene; Noga, Tyler; Perkins, Audra; Snyder, John; Stuve, Megan; Van Wicklin, Samantha. 11th Grade: Bomberry, Hunter; Butler, Bryce; Comstock-Eastlick, Willow; DeKay, Ryan; Evans, Jalee; Fredrickson, Hayly; Fredrickson, Logan; Hadley, Jenna; Hunt, Alexander; Jennings, Caleb; Kryniski, Brett; Lendvay, Cameron; Lin, Sammi; Palmatier, Braedyn; Pitillo, Olivia; Ploetz, Abigail; Rowland, Clayton; Saunders, Sydney; Sexton, Courtney; Silvernail, Adam; Snyder, Gabriel; Steinbroner, Noah; Tomczak, Kelsea; White, Macy; Wilson, Summer. 10th Grade: Bolya, Andrew; De Orbe, Ignacio; Epps, Antonia; Foster, Leilani; Frank, Ethan; Gonzalez, Dalton; Johnson, Caleb; Kilby, Kaleb; LoGiudice, Nicholas; Neumann, Carly; Pritchard, Derek; Privitera, Aiden; Redeye, Alexis; Schwartz, Samuel; Steffenhagen, Emma; Traina, Alexander; Woodarek, Elsa; Wyatt, Jocelyn. 9th Grade: Bomberry, Tristin; Conklin, Lita; Czapla, Jaxon; DeChane,

Katrina; Flagg, Christopher; Hensel, Charles; Jennings, Katryna; Krotz, Katie; Stock, Samantha; Tupchik, Leah; Velazquez-Garcia, Yahir; Weber, Sarah; Williams, Alysa; Winslow, Aaliyah; Wood, Bryce. 8th Grade: Bauer, Evan; Benatovich, William; Butler, Brooke; Carls, Emmylu; Chudy, Abby; Colburn, Shelby; Conklin, Gracie; DeChane, Gwendolyn; Edwards, Samuel; Finn, Keelin; Harrington, Aiden; Kaleta, Cameron; Kerns, Layla; Krotz, Morgan; Lafferty, Emma; Morlock, Isabella; Pfeffer, Allison; Pritchard, Tyler; White, Kara. 7th Grade; Bless, Kathryn; Button, Lauren; Carson, Chloe; Coburn, Tobias; Doutt, Jayden; Edwards, Benjamin; Epps, Sara; Fuller, Tea; Hilliman, Kade; John, Addison; Johnson, Maddox; Kerns, Michael; Marsh, Courtney; Norton, Ryan; Peters, Xavier; Quinn, Parker; Robinson, Kyle; Sundeen, Sophia; Weber, Adelaide; Woodarek, Ava. 6th Grade; Adamucci, Ava; Andera, Patrick; Baldwin, Keira; Brown, Maitlin; Burlingame, Faith; Bush, Bianca; Byroads, Grady; Coburn, Isabelle; Crowley, Kalyn; Ficek, Drew; Finn, Teaghan; Folts, Jordan; Gascon, Aiddan; Ginnitti, Emily; Harber, Shyann; Hayes, Kayedance; Klein, Harper; Kruszynski, Jackson; Liskow, Alexa; Mendell, Cameron; Myers, Delaney; Nazareth, Anna; Noga, Mackenzie; Northrup, Ande; O’Connell, Jordan; Robison, Curtis; Taylor, Adrian; Tighe, Olivia; Vassar, Zachary; Velazquez-Garcia, Daliana; Wedvik, Oliver; Wilson, Lanie; Wood,

Skye. HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Adamic, Caleb; Bogue, James, Jr.; Donoghue, Abaigeal; Earley, Camryn; Hauri, Gabriel; Logel, Niklas; Nuzzo, Evelyn; Ploetz, Nathaniel; Rust, Jacob; Smith, Makenna. 11th Grade: Adrich, Kolby; Chudy, Wyatt; Flora, Jianna; Hadley, Jake; Ireland, Xander; Joyce, Aidan; Krist, Gavin; Quinn, Erin; Swalcy, Lindsay; Tomsick, Jillian. 10th Grade: Bush, Maddox; Carls, Cecelia; Clark, Marissa; Coolidge, Joshua; Ficek, Harley; Freundschuh, Joseph; Grant, Rylee; Haskell, Isabella; Hurlburt, Mandy; Jacobson-Coolidge, Hannah; Marsh, Lucas; Ruiz, Emilee; Venturin, Courtney. 9th Grade: Andrews, Breana; Ballard, Jacob; Fish, Hali; Hawkins, Madeline; Huffman, Chloe; Murray, Aidan; Quinn, Ryah; Romero, Kayla; Rowland, Allison; Silvernail, Alexander; Swalcy, Christian; Vassar, Natalie; Wyatt, Caedon. 8th Grade: Carney, Mikaya; Dederick, Adrynn; Goode, Zoe; Lewis, Bailey; LoGiudice, Aaron; Spross, Gabrielle. 7th Grade: Flagg, Alyssa; Johnson, Jacob; Leiper, Natalee; Metzger, Ryan; Peters, Merek; Privitera, Grace; Rust, Cheyenne; Rzucek, Hailey; Scott, Louise; Smith, Carter; Vassar, Gracie; Winship, Madisyn. 6th Grade: Baker, Nevaeh; Button, Kaden; Howard, Brogann; John, Parker; Palmatier, Camden.

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Time to toss the Christmas tree? Here’s what you can do

With the New Year now in full swing, it’s just about time to get that real Christmas tree out of the house. The National Christmas Tree Association, a trade group representing farmers and sellers of real Christmas trees, recommends several ways of disposing of real trees. • Using the tree as an outdoor fire kindling is also an option. However, the NCTA cautions owners to not burn the trees in fireplaces or stoves, as softwoods like common pine, fir and spruce Christmas trees produce excess creosote — which, if built up inside a chimney, can ignite and start a fire. • Soil erosion barriers: Some communities use Christmas trees to make effective sand and soil erosion barriers, especially for lake

and river shoreline stabilization and river delta sedimentation management. Fish feeders: Sunk into private fish ponds, trees make an excellent refuge and feeding area for fish. Bird feeders: Place the Christmas tree in the garden or backyard and use it as a bird feeder and sanctuary. Fresh orange slices or strung popcorn will attract the birds and they can sit in the branches for shelter. (Make sure all decorations, hooks, garland and tinsel strands are removed). Eventually (within a year) the branches will become brittle and you can break the tree apart by hand or chip it in a chipper. Mulch: A Christmas tree is biodegradable;

its branches may be removed, chipped, and used as mulch in the garden. • Paths and walkways: Some counties use shredded trees as a free, renewable and natural path material that fits both the environment and the needs of hikers. • Only real trees may be disposed of this way. Artificial trees may be disposed of through the regular garbage pickup, and comply with all tagging, length and weight requirements. However, if the artificial tree is still in good shape, it’s worth it to explore donating it to a local charity, nursing home, hospital, school, shelter, or other community organizations. Many organizations are in need of trees around the holidays for their own celebrations, to decorate their own facilities or to donate to a family in need.

Ski results for Sports Page Cup series one By Caitlin Croft

The 2020 ski race season is off to a start with the Sports Page Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom. These events are part of Empire State Qualifiers for U21/19/16 athletes. The Slalom was held at Holiday Valley and Giant Slalom at HoliMont right here in Ellicottville. The state is divided into two divisions — East and West — and there are qualifiers on the other side of the state as well. How to Qualify for Empire State Games: Results are based on New World Cup Points. Visit http://www. to see how the point spread works. Only the top 30 in each race earn points. For Empire State Winter Games qualifying, they will use one less than half of all results to determine who is invited to Empire State Winter Games. Day One: Slalom U21/19 Ladies: Holiday Valley’s Logan Fredrickson took home gold also winning overall by nearly two seconds. Rory Sauereisen (HV) finished 9th, Amanda Arteaga (HO) 10th, Kate Masliwec (HO) 14th, Megan Peters (HO) 15th, Evelyn Polly (HV) 16th and Brooke Willer (HV) 17th. U16 Ladies: HoliMont’s Simona Muscarella walked away with the gold medal continuing her dominance from last season. Isabella Stringer (HO) placed 5th, Mary Catherine Mangan (HO) and Charleigh Priestman (HO) tied for 6th. Allison Martin (HV) finished 8th, Madalyn Cummings (HO) 9th, Alexandra Smillie (HV) 11th, Megan Williams (HV) 12th, Sophia Gambino (HV) 13th and Halle Stephens (HV) 15th. Gianna Ferrara (HO) placed 17th, Charlotte Branscombe (HO) 24th, Molly Basadur (HO) 27th, Brooklyn Napolitano (HO) 29th, Heather Dunlap (HO) 30th, Leah Smillie (HV) 33rd, Sarah Kelly (HO) 34th and Claire Rintoul (HO) 35th. U21/19 Men: Ross Fuller of Holiday Valley finished 7th, Alexander Wojnowski (HV) 8th, Will Knauss (HO) 13th, David Rintoul (HO) 14th, Logan Hubert (HV) 20th, William Dunn (HV) 32nd and Dalton Potter (HV) 34th. U16 Men: Logan Kidd of HoliMont

took home the gold with Holiday Valley’s Carson Corey wearing the silver medal and Logan McCulloch (HO) rounded out the podium with the bronze. Andrew Williams (HO) finished 5th, Buck Rathbun (HO) 7th, Liam Ainslie (HO) 11th, Gabriel Lisowsky (HO) 14th and Ryan Gambrell (HO) 17th. Day Two: Giant Slalom U21/19 Ladies: Logan Fredrickson of Holiday Valley once again took home the gold by over two seconds. Rory Sauereisen (HV) placed 9th, Amanda Arteaga (HO) 10th, Megan Peters (HO) 13th, Evelyn Polly (HV) 16th, Brooke Willer (HV) 18th and Elizabeth Bolt (HV) 19th. U16 Ladies: Mary Catherine Mangan finished with the gold medal on her home hill and in 3rd place overall. Madalyn Cummings (HO) took 5th, Alexandra Smillie (HV) 6th, Charleigh Priestman (HO) 7th, Isabella Stringer (HO) 8th, Alison Martin (HV) 9th and Sophia Gambino (HV) 11th. Leah Smillie (HV) finished 13th, Gianna Ferrara (HO) 14th, Amanda Arteaga (HO) 15th, Megan Williams (HV) 16th, Halle Stephens (HV) 18th, Ashley Hubert (HV) 21st, Charlotte Branscombe (HO) 22nd and Brooklyn Napolitano (HO) 23rd. Claire Rintoul (HO) took 28th, Molly Basadur (HO) 30th, Sophie Krawec (HV) 31st, Sarah Kelly (HO) 32nd and Heather Dunlap (HO) 33rd. U21/19 Men: Ross Fuller of Holiday Valley finished 5th, Will Knauss (HO) 6th, David Rintoul (HO) 12th, Alexander Wojnowski (HV) 13th and William Dunn (HV) 26th. U16 Men: First-year Carson Corey of Holiday Valley finished with the gold medal and in an impressive 10th overall. Buck Rathbun (HO) took home the bronze. Ryan Gambrell (HO) 9th, Blake Preston (HO) 12th, Owen Griffith (HV) 16th. This weekend the athletes travel to Cortland for the next series of the Sports Page Cup. The U14 Athletes are on the road for the first Mud, Sweat n’ Gears Cup of the season. Check in next week for full coverage of both series.

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ECS SPORTS ECS SPORTS SCHEDULE FRIDAY 1/10 JV & V Boys Basketball: at Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 6 & 7:30 p.m. MONDAY 1/13 Bowling: Gowanda, at Central Lanes, 3:30 p.m. Mod Boys Basketball: Franklinville, 5 p.m. JV Girls Basketball: at Forestville, 6 p.m. TUESDAY 1/14 Bowling: at Allegany-Limestone, Good Times, 3:30 p.m. JV & V Boys Basketball: Forestville, 6 & 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY 1/15 Mod Boys Basketball: at Allegany-Limestone, 5 p.m. Alpine Ski: at Kissing Bridge, Giant Slalom, 6 p.m. JV Girls Basketball: Portville, 6 p.m. THURSDAY 1/16 Bowling: West Valley, at Central Lanes, 3:30 p.m. JV & V Girls Basketball: Pine Valley, 6 & 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY 1/17 Mod Boys Basketball: Portville, 5 p.m. JV & V Boys Basketball: at Pine Valley, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Ellicottville girls deny Salamanca rally in league opener By Sam Wilson

The Ellicottville girls basketball team started strong and had to hold on for its first league victory of the season on Monday over Salamanca. Ellicottville held a 14-4 lead after the first quarter, but the game drew closer as the Eagles struggled in the second with just one point, taking a 15-14 lead to halftime. Ellicottville led 39-32 with just over two minutes to play before Salamanca made a desperate rally down to one possession, 39-37, but could not get a chance to tie without fouling late in the game as the Eagles won 43-39. “Winning our first league game felt awesome,” ECS coach Chelsea Cole said. “My girls worked really hard all game and really pushed the entire second half.” Emilee Ruiz led the Eagles (36, 1-0) with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Evelyn Nuzzo (5 rebounds) and Makenna Smith

(6 rebounds) had 11 points each. Allison Rowland also grabbed eight boards. Jaeden Hubbard had a doubledouble on 16 points and 10 rebounds for Salamanca (07). Jillian Rea chipped in 13 points. Nizhoni Kennedy had six rebounds. Salamanca had a more than three-week break between games, last playing on Dec. 14 and the rust showed in the first quarter. “I thought that we might come out slow,” SHS coach Bryelle Wallin said. “We haven’t played since Dec. 14, so it’s been almost a month without an actual game and scrimmaging each other can only go so far. But they made their shots, we didn’t have any good offensive possessions, so that’s going to be our Achilles’ heel, is getting good possessions.” For the Warriors, it was the second straight game that finished just out of reach: Salamanca lost by the same score, 43-39, in overtime

against Clymer. “It’s good to see (a close game), it would be better to see us be composed and poised under pressure, but it’s coming along,” Wallin said. “Relatively, we’re still pretty young. So we’ve got to figure out how to play together and play in high-pressure situations.”

AT ELLICOTTVILLE Salamanca (39) Warrior 2 1-1 6, Rea 6 1-4 13, McGonigle 0 0-2 0, Kennedy 2 0-0 4, Hubbard 8 0-0 16. Totals: 18 2-7 39. Ellicottville (43) Ficek 0 1-2 1, Smith 2 5-8 11, Ruiz 4 3-4 14, Rowland 3 0-0 6, Eddy 0 0-2 0, Nuzzo 4 1-2 11. Totals: 13 10-18 43. Salamanca 4 14 24 39 Ellicottville 14 15 25 43 Three-point goals: Salamanca 1 (Warrior); Eville 7 (Smith 2, Ruiz 3, Nuzzo 2). Total fouls: Salamanca 14, Eville 11. Fouled out: Warrior (S).

Eagles start strong, hold off rally from Griffins in 58-51 win By Sam Wilson

The first game of the New Year started well, and finished a bit rocky, but with a win nonetheless for the Ellicottville boys basketball team. The Eagles held off a desperate fourth-quarter rally from visiting Springville on Jan. 3, holding on for a 58-51 non-league win. Ellicottville led by as much as 41-24 in the third quarter, but Springville cut the lead to single digits with just over four minutes to play, and as close as six points two times. “I thought it was a solid performance,” coach Dave McCann said of his Eagles, who bounced back in their first game since their first loss of the season at the Joe DeCerbo Memorial Tournament almost two weeks ago. “I think our fourth-quarter execution has to be a little bit better, especially down the stretch there, just a few too many turnovers. But the first half, I told the kids in the locker room I thought we were playing really well, we just had a couple opportunities not fall for us or we could have had a little bit wider margin at halftime. “Overall I thought they played pretty well, they played together and they played solid on both ends of the court.” Leif Jimerson poured in 19 points to lead the Eagles (6-1), most of them on fast-break finishes by sprinting down the court to catch outlet passes from his teammates.

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“Leif’s pretty good at reading the situation on the defensive end. He gets out in transition and he’s fast,” McCann said. “It’s stuff we work on in practice, those guys like to throw him the long pass and he usually goes and gets it. He’s a good athlete. He’s got a good knack for going and getting the ball and finishing.” Wyatt Chudy added 13 points and nine boards. Clayton Rowland had seven points, 12 boards, six assists and six steals. The Eagles opened CCAA East II play on Tuesday, visiting Franklinville (see below). “I think we’re in a good spot to go into league play,” McCann said. “We’ve had some pretty good teams in the non-league schedule so far with still a couple more non-league games to go. But I’m happy with where we’re progressing. The kids are playing hard and they’re playing together and right now that’s what we need to be doing. Hopefully it carries into league play next week.” The Griffins scored as much in the fourth quarter (18 points) as they did in the entire first half. “It’s heart,” SGI coach Greg Miller said. “We talk about that a lot, that we’ve just got to play with heart. The skills will come, the fundamentals will come, but you can’t teach heart, you can’t teach passion. So the guys dug deep. Basketball games come down to foul shots and fundamentals.” SGI’s Austin Boies scored

Photos by Derek Gumtow Ellicottville’s Clayton Rowland (22) gets the shot off falling away over Springville’s Austin Boies (14) during a non-league boys basketball game on Friday in Ellicottville.

13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. “He’s playing well,” Miller said. “He’s carried that over the last couple of games. He has an opportunity to be better than what he’s performing and it’s just more of a mind game right now. He’ll figure it out. He lets things fester a little bit — he misses a shot here and there and it kind of gets into him — but he’s not afraid to shoot and I love his passion and his desire.

He’s constantly going, he’s motoring in practice, motor out here and we’ve just got to work out the kinks.” Eric Copeland added 12 points for the Griffins (2-6). Ellicottville 55, Franklinville 32 FRANKLINVILLE — Clayton Rowland logged 18 points and Wyatt Chudy chipped in 11 to guide Ellicottville to a convincing win

Ellicottville’s Logan Grinols (11) gets ready to take a 3-point shot against Springville during a non-league boys basketball game on Friday in Ellicottville.

in its league opener on Tuesday. The Eagles, now 7-1 on the year, received scoring contributions from eight players. They led 20-9 after the first quarter and maintained a comfortable advantage from there. Ben Frank had a team-best nine points and Logan Frank pulled down nine rebounds for the Panthers (1-6, 0-1), who were hurt by turnovers.

ECS Ski Club Gears Up for Season

Ellicottville’s prime season is officially underway with the start of the new year, and so is the Ellicottville Central School ski club. After an unusually long holiday break, many students are eager to get back to school, but only because it means that Thursday nights are about to become much more exciting! Ellicottville has always prided itself in such a successful ski club, with much of the student population choosing to take part in such a fun extracurricular program. Ski club was even around 29 years ago, when Blair Wood started teaching at Ellicottville, and for many years before then. It has since grown immensely in size, with approximately 200 students participating this winter. “I love the fact that Ski Club gives so many of the students at our school the opportunity to learn a lifelong skill at an early age,” explained Mr. Wood. “They can have fun and improve and stay active during the long winter season.” Several students also shared their favorite part about skiing or snowboarding, and why it is so important to them. This love for Thursday nights began at a very young age for most club members, who have been participating in snow sports for most of their lives. Many skiers shared the same thought: freedom! As students and teenagers, there aren’t many opportunities given

by parents or teachers to be totally independent. As put by Makenna Smith, “You just get to do your own thing, and nothing else matters.” Holiday Valley feels like a different world in a way, where time seems infinite, worries are few and there is nothing to focus on but the slopes and the company. Brooke Eddy recently got back into skiing after several years away from the slopes. Her favorite part about Thursday nights is “hanging out with friends, and definitely the Waffle Cabin.” Waffles are, of course, always a crowd-pleaser, and in the greater student body opinion, are the best part of a long day of skiing. Abbey DeChane, who joined ski club last year, finds humor in “wiping out and laying in the snow for a long time because you don’t feel like getting up.” Her ideal after school activity is heading over to Holiday Valley for hours. She has grown to love the sport, and all that comes with it — falls included! Sofia Dirito enjoys the speed of skiing, along with many others as well. A common ski activity is racing down the hill, which brings out the competitive side of many students. The last one to the bottom has to buy the winner a waffle! Some students reminisced of their days in the ski club. Ainsley Watt, who attended Ellicottville until ninth grade and is now a high school senior in Tennessee, notes that her favorite part of the program is being able to do something fun with friends. In Tennessee, there certainly

Photo submitted From left, Ellicottville Ski Club members Madisyn Kilby, Megan Harsell and Abby Donoghue hang out in front of the Holiday Valley Lodge on a warmer spring day last March at the end of ski season.

aren’t ski resorts, which makes her memories and experiences all the more special. Students are remarkably excited for

another winter on the slopes, and of course an endless supply of waffles, quality time with friends and another season of memories!

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We all know that exercise is very important to our well-being. It helps improve your mood, your fitness level and your overall health. But getting exercise in each and every week requires some dedication. And, if you are like so many people struggling to jumpstart

their fitness journey, you are not really sure where to begin. I started my own fitness journey/addiction way back in the 1980s with a classic aerobics class. Between the music, the motivating instructors and the energy provided by the group itself, I became a dedicated participant. “The single biggest benefit is community,” said Tim Keightley, who oversees group fitness at Gold’s Gym, which has more than 600 locations around the world. “You meet a community of people so it’s a lot harder not to come back next week.” Once you join a group fitness class, you’ll not only find yourself feeling more fit, you will also

come to realize when you are not there, the group notices. This makes you feel accountable to the instructor and the group. Here are some other reasons why group fitness works” Motivation — Unless you’re that rare person that can jump out of bed and hit the ground running, odds are that getting and staying motivated is difficult for you. You are not alone. The majority of the people I’ve worked with over the years have had the same problem. That’s one of the great things about the group setting. Many people who attend a class will show up exhausted from the ups and downs of everyday life. But once they join the

group, they become reenergized. With a friendly fitness instructor there to light a fire under you rear, it can’t get any better. There is also there’s the motivation to improve your current fitness level. If you work out with people who are faster, stronger or fitter than you, you are probably going to get in better shape. There’s an old saying that goes, “The lead dog sets the pace for the rest of the pack.” Think about it. Group Camaraderie — Human beings are social creatures. Yes, a few are hermits and recluses, but the majority of us love to be around other people. We love to laugh, joke and have fun. I feel this is one of the greatest products of a group workout setting.

Several Cattaraugus County residents have each been awarded scholarships to attend Alfred State, including one from Ellicottville. Abbey Dechane, of Great Valley, has been awarded a $40,040 “Excellence in Education Scholarship.”

Dechane is slated to graduate in 2020 from Ellicottville Central School and has been accepted into the agricultural business (AAS) program. Mason Snyder, of Cattaraugus, has been awarded a $2,000

“Academic Distinction Scholarship.” Snyder is slated to graduate in 2020 from Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School and has been accepted into the liberal arts & sciences: math & science (AA) program.

Emily Smith, of Delevan, has been awarded a $2,000 “Transfer Scholarship.” Smith graduated in 2016 from Pioneer Senior High School and has been accepted into the human services management (BS) program.

By Kim Duke

Ellicottville student awarded Alfred State scholarship

First Salamanca Garden Club meeting Jan. 13 The Salamanca Garden Club will hold its first meeting of 2020 on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Chapel, 134 Broad St. Members will be reviewing the calendar of speakers and activities for

the coming year. New speakers this year include Roxanne McCoy of Lilies of the Field and Sarah Hatfield from the Audubon Society. Many beloved speakers are scheduled also. This meeting will also include a talk

about “Zinnias, Lilies, and Trees — My Favorite Things.” Any questions should be directed to Nan Miller, 945-3845.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last week announced its early-bird savings for online renewals of the 2020 Empire Pass. Customers who keep their existing card, and renew online before Jan. 1, 2020, will save $15 off a single or multi-season pass. Those users who renew online from Jan. 1 and March 31 will save $10, and any online card renewals after those dates will receive a $5 discount from the standard price. By keeping their card and renewing online, customers enjoy greater convenience and easier access to state parks for the 2020 season. The Empire Pass program provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to state parks, boat launch sites, arboretums, park preserves and DEC forest preserves. By renewing online, Empire Pass-holders will keep their existing card and not have to wait for the pass to be mailed to them nor face waiting in line at the park to pick up a new pass

during peak season. “State Parks offer a rewarding experience that further connects visitors with the outdoors,” said State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid. “By continuing to offer affordable and convenient options to take advantage of the Empire Pass, we are encouraging more people to enjoy the parks next season and explore New York State.” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, “The Empire State is home to some of the most spectacular State Parks, historic sites, and public lands anywhere in the world. The Empire Pass is the key to unlocking the breathtaking beauty and exciting experiences awaiting visitors to New York’s outdoors and there’s never been a better time to buy one. Save time and money this holiday season with the perfect gift idea for the outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers on your list.” Existing pass-holders can renew for the 2020 season (online only) at shop. renew/. The special renewal savings applies to the single-

season pass, as well as the multi-season passes. On the Empire Pass page, passholders can simply find “Renew My Pass,” enter their existing Empire Pass card number located at the bottom left of the card and their email address and then follow instructions for renewals and payment. Cards become activated 24-48 hours after purchase. New customers can purchase Empire Passes for $80 online at parks., or by phone (518) 474-0458. Threeseason and five-season Empire Passes are available to new customers for $205 and $320, respectively. The Lifetime Empire Passport can be purchased for just $750. With no expiration date, people who love the outdoors can use the lifetime pass to enjoy the parks forever. State Parks also encourages New York’s seniors age 62 and older to take advantage of the Golden Park Program, which provides them free entry into state parks on weekdays (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays) by simply showing their driver’s license or state-issued non-driver I.D.

State Parks and DEC offer early bird savings for 2020 season

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Nothing brings people closer quite like misery and physical suffering. Many people sign up to get more fit and along the way become friends through this mutual ritual. Many become lifelong best friends. My classes not only work hard together, but they play hard together. Finally, in a world where we’ve become so dependent on email and texting, working out with a group offers that human interaction that is slowly disappearing. We can do just about everything today virtually without ever talking to a person. With group fitness, you have to get involved. You can try to escape to the back of the pack, but a good instructor will

integrate you into the group whether you like or not. That’s why it’s called group dynamics, and that’s why technology will never replace the good, old-fashioned group workout. So, get out of your cubicle, your car or your house and go meet other people that have a common interest just like you. You never know, you might just meet some real friends instead of the ones you find online. For an updated group fitness schedule, you can check us out on Facebook or at coreperformancefitness. com. Also, feel free to stop into our studio where we have copies readily available for you.

Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tues/Wed until 8 p.m. Closed Sundays • (716) 699-2842 Exercise Classes — Various exercise classes take place in the mornings at the library. Contact us at 699-2842 for exact dates and times. Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m., Wondrous Women’s Writers & Illustrators Group — Saturdays (bi-weekly) in the Community Room. The topic will be “Making a Magazine.” Contact Katie Benatovich at 3411483 with questions. Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m., Knitting (& Crochet) Club — All abilities welcome, just bring some yarn and your needles. Jan. 21, 3:30-5 p.m., Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — All are welcome. Feb. 5, 1:30 p.m., Book Club — Meets the first Wednesday of the month. This month’s book is “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides. Contact Joyce Evans at 474-7679 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group. Tuesdays, 11 a.m., Storytime — Come join us for a book or two followed by a craft.

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. Tech Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. — We will have someone here at the library to help answer your computer and technology questions. No need to book an appointment, just drop in. This is an open house format in the library’s community room. All ages welcome. HEAP – Home Energy Assistance Program applications are available at the library. Artwork at the Library — Currently in our gallery area we have framed needle feltings created by Kari Roslund. The exhibit is entitled “Birds/Branches” and is a fascinating collection of birds, branches and grasses created out of natural fibers. www. — Check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.

A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

Jan. 10 Cross Country Ski Clinic at Allegany State Park. Meet at Stone Tower Road warming hut. Free. 10:30 a.m.

Dinner at Salem Lutheran Church, 91 West Main St., Springville. All are invited. 5-6:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 Round and Square Dance at Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall, 10893 Sisson Highway, North Collins. Cost $25 per family, $15 for couples, $8 adults and $5 for children ages 5-10. Refreshments available. To reserve a table, call Mary Richmond at 337-3952. 7:30 p.m.

Jan 17-18 Winter Blues Weekend Downtown Ellicottville

Jan. 12 VIP Kid Meetup at Ellicottville Brewing Company, 28 Monroe St., Ellicottville. Open to current and interested teachers. Discuss time management strategies, getting more bookings and how to keep a positive mindset. Pay for own lunch. Noon. Jan. 16 Community Spaghetti

Jan. 18 The Ladles concert at Springville Center for the Arts. A blend of Swing, OldTime, Folk, Pop and Choral music. Tickets start at $14. 7:30 p.m. Jan 18 Working Man’s Dead concert at HoliMont, Ellicottville. Grateful Dead cover band performs. Tickets cost $20 and are available on the Holimont website. 8-11 p.m. Jan. 23 Paint Nite: Winter Cardinal Visit at Public House. Guided by a talented and entertaining

‘A Dangerous Man’ by Robert Crais

Joe Pike didn’t expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to bed, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy. After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies. But what of all that did Izzy know? Is she a perpetrator or a victim? And how far will Joe go to find out? This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book using our interlibrary loan program, or you can download for free as an eBook to your own device using your library card!

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Daniel W. Kruszynski

Daniel W. Kruszynski, 62, of Great Valley, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Olean General Hospital, with family by his side, following a long illness. Born Nov. 18, 1957, in Buffalo, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary Kay Rummings Kruszynski. He was married on Jan. 15, 1982, in Great Valley, to the former Becky Swihart, who survives. He was a graduate of Hamburg High School, Class of 1975. He was a union mason with Local No. 3 Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Buffalo, for over 30 years. Dan enjoyed the outdoors — camping, hunting and ice fishing. He enjoyed watching professional bull riding and was a Buffalo Bills fan. He also enjoyed listening to older country music and took pride in his John Deere tractor. Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Gary

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(Sambol) Kruszynski of Edmond, Okla. and Daniel (Carla) Kruszynski of Ellicottville; four granddaughters, Malia (David Sachs) Woodward of Morehead, Ky., Danielle Kruszynski and Audrey Kruszynski, both of Edmond, and Cayda Kruszynski of Ellicottville; two grandsons, Jackson Kruszynski and Daniel Kruszynski, both of Ellicottville; a sister, Mary Jane Kruszynski of North Boston; a brother, Robert (Peggy) Kruszynski of Hamburg; a sister-in-law, Susan Kruszynski of North Boston; a dear friend, Thomas Schultz of Great Valley; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank Kruszynski. Friends called Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. Funeral services were held Saturday (Jan. 4, 2020) in the funeral home, with Rev. Lukasz Kopala, Holy Name of Mary RC Church, officiating. Burial will be in Green/ Willoughby Cemetery, Great Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association. E-condolences can be sent to orourke. or posted to onofh.

Donald L. Howard Mr. Donald L. Howard, 73, of Salamanca, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Born May 2, 1946, in Cuba, he was the son of the late Leslie “Bill” and Blanch Johnson Howard. He attended Ellicottville Central Schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany and France. He had been employed as a machine operator, with AVM Signore in Ellicottville, for over 35 years, and previously was employed at Bush Brothers, in Little Valley. He will be remembered for volunteering his time and efforts at the American Legion and VFW. Donald was a member of the American Legion HughesSkiba Post 535, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296. He enjoyed the outdoors — hunting, camping and fishing. He enjoyed decorating for the holidays and was an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.

Surviving are a son, Daniel (Terrie) Howard of Bolivar; a granddaughter, Joceyln Fowler of Bolivar; two grandsons, Andrew Howard of Salamanca and George Weston of Bolivar; a sister, Betty Jane Pettit of North Carolina; a brother, James (Ann) Howard of Little Valley; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin sister, Donna L. Howard; and a brother, William E. Howard. There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday (Jan. 4, 2020) at the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535, Salamanca, NY 14779. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, NY. E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@ or posted to

Community Meetings

All meetings are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ashford (2nd Wednesday) East Otto (2nd Tuesday) 6pm Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) 6pm Ellicottville Village (2nd Mon) 6pm

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Collector's Notice Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, collector of taxes in and for the Town of Great Valley, County of Cattaraugus, State of New York, have received the warrant for the collection of the taxes of the Legals said town for the present year, and that I will attend at the place and dates named below, for thirty days from the date hereof, from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM for the purpose of receiving payment of said taxes. Further, take notice that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2020 without charge of interest. On all taxes collected after such date there shall be added interest of one percent for each month until the return of the unpaid taxes is made to the Cattaraugus County Treasurer on the 1st day of April, 2020. Collection of taxes will take place at the Great Valley Town Clerk's Office, 4808 US Route 219, Great Valley, NY Monday through Friday at the hours listed above throughout the month of January. Dated at 9:00 AM the 6th day of January, 2020 Toni Evans, Tax Collector

Collector's Notice Notice is hereby IF YOU CAN’T given that I, the undersigned, FIND WHAT collector of taxes in YOU WANT and for the Town try our Wanted To of Great Valley, Buy column. County of CatLooking taraugus, State of For A New York, have reANYTHING & ceived the warrant New Job? EVERYTHING! for the collection of Check The the taxes of the in the Classified said town for the CLASSIFIEDS Section. 373-3121 present year, and that I will attend at the place and dates named below, for thirty days from the date hereof, from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM for the purpose of receiving payHoly Name of Mary RC Church, ment of said taxes. Ellicottville 20-22 Further, Jeffersontake St., notice 699-2592 that taxes may5pm be Sat. Vigil Mass paid on or before Sun. Holy Mass 31, 8am2020 &10:30am January without charge of interest. On all St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville taxes collected Washington and Jefferson Sts. after such date thereServices shall be 5pm ad- Sat 945-1820, ded interest of one percent for each St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, month until the re-Ellicottville turn219 of the unpaid 6360 Rt. East, 699-2265 taxes is made to Thrive Alive Contemporary Worship Service Sun 9am, the Cattaraugus TraditionalCounty WorshipTreasurer Service Sun 11am the 1st dayStudy of Sun Sch. on & Adult Bible 10am April, 2020. Collection of taxes will take place at Immanuel Otto Great 9037 Otto-East Ottothe Rd., OttoValley NY, ph. (716) 570-5953; Town Clerk's divine services 11:15US am Sunday Office, 4808 Route 219, Great Valley, NY Ellicottville Monday Unitedthrough Church, Friday at Elizabeth and Elk Sts. the hours listed above throughout 699-4003, Sun Sch, begins in Sept • Worship, 11am the month of January. First Baptist Church, Dated at 9:00 AM the 6th day of Great Valley January, 2020 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Toni Evans, Tax Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm Collector

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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 Trinity Ashford 10377 Dutch Hill Rd., Ashford NY, (716)570-5953; divine services 9:45 am Sunday. 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 Our Lady of Peace RC Church, Salamanca 274 Broad St., 945-4966 Sat. Vigil Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Holy Mass 8:30am & 11am

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instruction only. If you’re interested in more nighttime skiing, nine of Holiday Valley’s lifts run after dark, which means there’s still plenty of terrain to cover once the sun goes down. As the days start getting longer, the nights you can spend on the slopes will only get shorter. With Martin Luther King Jr. Day next week, having that Monday off is the perfect reason for a three-day weekend to explore Ellicottville and all that it’s known for this time of year. Whether you prefer your winter fun indoors or out, you’re sure to pack a whole lot of memories into three days. Plus, long weekends mean more time on the slopes. On Jan. 20, HoliMont will also be open to the public. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out the private ski area! Later this month, Mountain Ski Fest and the Intense Milk Rail Jam are both back on Friday, Jan. 24. Mountain Ski Fest includes a full day of skiing, riding, food, drink and good fun including equipment demos, races and clinics. In the Intense Milk Rail Jam, this fun park event is for skiers and riders in the rail park base of Mardi Gras. Free to enter but you must have a lift ticket and a helmet. Kids under 18 must have a parent signature to participate. At the end of January, Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the 7th annual “Your Turn” women’s clinic on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30 and 31. Led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, will be assisted by several of Holiday Valley’s finest women instructors. Intermediate through advanced level skiers will benefit from

this clinic. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast. Preregistration is advised as attendance is limited. Stop at or call the Snowsports School Desk, 699-2345 ext. 4422, or the Creekside Lodge Children’s Desk at 699-2345 ext. 4424. The clinic includes two days of coaching, demo equipment, breakfast and lunch each day plus dinner on Thursday. Specially priced lift tickets will be available. Lodging special at the Inn at Holiday Valley for Wednesday and Thursday nights, Call 800-323-0020. For even more downhill thrills and chills, check out Holiday Valley Tubing Company. Located just five minutes from downtown Ellicottville, the tubing park offers hours of downhill thrills. In addition to regular hours Thursday through Sunday, the tubing park is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Holiday Valley Tubing Company is located on the corner of Route 242 and Bryant Hill Road on the north side of Ellicottville. A free shuttle service to and from Holiday Valley is available every two hours during operating hours, with pickup at the Resort Services Center. For more info, including rates, visit Visit the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster near the Tannenbaum Lodge and get ready for a thrilling ride down through the snowy woods. The Coaster operates during the winter season from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and also on Monday, Jan. 21. With so many ways to enjoy the first month of the new year outdoors,

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