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TIMES The official Newspaper of the Village of Ellicottville, the Town of Ellicottville, Ellicottville Central Schools and the Towns of East Otto. Great Valley and Mansfield, NewYork

Holiday Valley to host Beer & Wine Fest this weekend

Photo submitted The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is back Nov. 8-9 offering libations from people’s favorite breweries, distilleries and wineries.

Enjoy a weekend of sampling great beers, wines, spirits and good times at the 2019 Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival, Nov. 9. As in past years, the main event will take place on

Saturday at the Holiday Valley Lodge from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. A separate event, “Trucks ‘n Brews,” will kick off the festival weekend Friday, Nov. 8 at the Tannenbaum Lodge from 7-10 p.m.

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Holiday Valley, Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company, this year’s festival features more than 42 craft brewers with over 140 beers and wines from New York State and the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample finely crafted beverages produced by local and regional brewers, distillers,

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Photo by Sam Wilson Five members of the Franklinville/Ellicottville football team represented the Titans at Media Day for the Section 6 Championships at New Era Field. The Titans take on Clymer/Sherman/Panama on Saturday at noon for the Class C championship. Front row (from left): Zack Wolfer, Jordan Peplinski. Back row: Niklas Logel, Logan Frank, Tyler Clear.

6 football media day. “That’s the thing we want to do for these kids is create memories like that. Every

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time I walk into this stadium, I remember the touchdown I scored. You know what I mean? It’s kind of cool.” Marsh’s team will attempt to make some memories starting at noon on Saturday against the defending state champion, No. 2 Clymer/ Sherman/Panama (7-1). The Titans (8-0) got the better of the Wolfpack in Week 3 this year, taking a home game 24-8. Tied 8-8 at halftime, a pair of third-quarter touchdowns made the difference in a game where the Titans outgained the Wolfpack 367196, with a whopping 317 rushing yards. “I think the key in that game was we surprised people with how physical we could play,” Marsh said. “I think the key to this game is continuing to be physical, but also to play mistake-free football. CSP is dangerous.

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Jason Marsh is still waiting for his first loss as head coach of Franklinville/ Ellicottville. At this point, he’s hoping it won’t come anytime soon. Marsh’s first year as the F/E’s head coach saw the Titans run through the regular season at 7-0, and a 35-0 semifinal victory over Salamanca sent his team to the Section 6 Class D championship game at New Era Field on Saturday. Marsh never made it to the stadium as a head coach at Salamanca, but he’s coached in a handful of championship games as an assistant, under Rich Morton at SHS, then in recent years under Chad Bartoszek at F/E. And he still has fond memories of playing at then-Rich Stadium, having dressed all four years and starting three of them, in high school for Salamanca.

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vintners and cider makers. To accommodate even more brewers for sampling, two tents have been added to the Beer and Wine Fest this year. Each ticket includes a $5 voucher redeemable for food in the cafeteria. Menu items will include German favorites like sausage and pretzels, plus dogs, burgers, fries and poutine. Located among the brewers and in the wine cellar will be smoked meats from Dom’s Butcher Block of Ellicottville, Cuba Cheese Shop, Phygit Foods for pretzel necklaces and the Bavarian Nut Company. Master roller Gary Liota from Santiago Cigars, in Rochester, will be handrolling cigars on the secondfloor deck. This year’s participating brewers and cider makers include Four Mile Brewing, 42 North Brewing Co., 12 Gates Brewing Company, Belt Line Brewery, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Blackbird Cider Works, Boston Beer Company, Brewery Ommegang, Brickyard Brewing, Britesmilth Brewing,


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Holiday Open House held in East Otto

Photo by Deb Everts Potter Elliott Hutten of Hog-Shed Studio Pottery stands by a display of her ceramic works.

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WVDP safely demolishes inactive ventilation system

Crews recently demolished two Waste Tank Farm condenser structures and its equipment shelter at the West Valley Demonstration Project. These structures were associated with the Main Plant Process Building’s former ventilation system, which was taken out of service in 2001. This recent demolition brings EM’s total number of structures removed at West Valley to 64. WVDP personnel removed, size-reduced and packaged the two condenser structures for offsite disposal. Each condenser contained two heat exchangers that cooled the off-gas and condensed the vapor. Each 360-square feet structure was constructed in 1966 to remove water vapor from the tank off-gas ventilation system and was further treated and filtered before being directed to the Main Plant Process Building stack. The Waste Tank Farm Shelter is a 779-square-foot concrete block building, which consists of a shielded

side where the former air filtration equipment was located and an operating aisle that houses fans and control systems. This ventilation system was replaced with a newer and more efficient system. DOE WVDP Director Bryan Bower commended the team for its work. “The completion of this work changes the landscape and footprint of the WVDP site and is a reminder of the ongoing progress here,” Bower said. Scott Anderson, president of CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV), EM’s cleanup contractor, said his employees used their combined knowledge and lessons learned to safely complete this work. “The CHBWV team continues to make great progress towards the demolition of these historically significant facilities at West Valley with the completion of the Utility Room Extension. Our team continues to complete demolition work at the site in a safe and environmentally-sound manner,” he said.

Photo by Deb Everts Artist Robin Zefers Clark is shown by some of her art at her Brookside Studio Watercolors.

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Robin Zefers Clark of Brookside Studio Watercolors and Elliott and Michael Hutten of Hog-Shed Studio

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With the cold weather forecast extending through next week, Holiday Valley planned to fire up its HKD Automated Snowmaking System on Thursday. Officials said the crews were doing a final system check earlier

this week, and if the prediction for weather remains with cooler temperatures and lower humidity, the guns would begin running sometime Thursday evening. The plan is to stockpile snow for the

ski resort’s targeted Nov. 29 opening day. Snowmaking may take place on Candy Cane, Laurel, Punch Bowl, Sugar Plum, Yodeler, Cindy’s, Mardi Gras, Morning Star, Tannenbaum and the Rail Park.

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Brooklyn Brewery, Cider Creek Hard Cider, Community Beer Works, DG Yuengling, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Company, Erie Brewing Company, Fat Heads Brewery, Five & 20 Brewing, Flying Bison, Founders Brewing, Froth Brewing Company, Genesee/Magic Hat, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Hamburg Brewing Company, Long Trail/Otter Creek, Mackjack Hard Cider, Mikkellar, New Belgium Brewing, New Holland Brewing, New York Beer Project, Ohio Brewing Company, Pressure Drop Brewing, Resurgence Brewing Company, Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., Saranac Brewery, Sixpoint, Steelbound Brewery & Distillery, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Sullivan’s Brewing Company, Thin Man Brewing, Victory Brewing, Voodoo Brewing, and Woodcock Brothers. Participating wineries include Main Street Winery, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Lakeland Winery, Winery of Ellicottville, Brotherhood Winery and Zugibe Vineyards, with more expected. The distilleries taking part in the festival include Ellicottville Distillery, Southern Tier Distilling Co., Honeyoye Falls Distillery, Belle Isle Craft Spirits, Tommyrotter Distillery and Steelbound Brewery and Distillery. Entertainment will take place on all three floors of the Holiday Valley Lodge. Bands will include Buffalo’s Greatest Party Band, “Hit N Run,” The “Tim Britt Band” and “Two Guys Drinking Beer.” When the festival ends at 7:30 p.m., people can go down to the village and have some more fun downtown. “This is the 16th annual Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival weekend and it will be the best yet,” said Jane Eshbaugh,

director of marketing at Holiday Valley. “It’s such a fun weekend starting with Trucks ‘n Brews on Friday night with more food trucks, more beer sampling from Southern Tier, Ellicottville Brewing and Thin Man Brewing. Skin Tight will be playing great dance music and there will be an even bigger bonfire.” In its second year, “Trucks ‘n Brews” will kick off the Beer and Wine Festival weekend with a Friday night party on Nov. 8. The separate event is a whole new experience that will be happening outside Tannenbaum Lodge from 7-10 p.m. Guests must be 21 or over to attend. Enjoy the huge bonfire, live music by “Skin Tight” and the “Porcelain Busdrivers,” food trucks and tents and these very special breweries: Mikkellar, Thin Man, Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing. Admission and beer tasting is included in the $25 fee, then it’s “payas-you-go” for delicious goodies from some of the area’s favorite food trucks and local restaurants. Confirmed food trucks include Pizza Amore, MooCheesy, Jake & the Fat Man BBQ, Lloyd’s, Fat Bob’s, Dina’s of Ellicottville, Siri Thai Cuisine, Hungry Burro and Allen Burger Venture, plus beer cheese and pretzels from Holiday Valley. Presale tickets and information for the Beer and Wine Festival are available online at brewfest and at Wegmans stores. Each ticket includes a $5 food voucher for the Brew Festival food court. Designated drivers pay just $10, which includes a $5 food voucher. Guests must be 21 years old, or older, to purchase tickets and attend the festival. For more details, call 6992345.

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ECS NEWS & SPORTS Youth of the Week

Madisyn Kilby Ellicottville This week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award Recipient is Madisyn Kilby, announced Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau. Madisyn is the daughter of Aimee and Jack Kilby and is a senior at Ellicottville Central School. Madisyn has been a big part of her community as she has completed numerous hours of community service. She has participated in Cattaraugus County Youth Court for more than five years holding positions of judge, prosecutor, defense, clerk/bailiff, jury foreperson and juror. She has totaled over one hundred and twenty hours of community service for the youth court program alone. Madisyn has been a middle school robotic coach for the Lego League Competition for two years and has been a student volunteer for the Parent Teacher Organization for five years. Additionally, Madisyn has volunteered her time as a peer tutor for the past six years. Not only has Madisyn been involved in community programs, but she has participated in several school activities as well. She

has been a member of student council for five years, and is currently the vice president of her graduating class. She has participated in the Quiz Bowl for four years, the yearbook committee for one year and band for eight years, playing the baritone and earning First Chair. Madisyn has played soccer for six years, bowling for one year and golf for five years. She was a co-founder of the first girl’s golf team and is the team’s co-captain. Showing her dedication in all she does, Madisyn has earned several awards. She has earned the Excellence in Advanced Spanish Award, highest junior average in Common Core Algebra II and has earned the highest overall average in 11th grade. Madisyn has also earned the Office of the NYS Comptroller Achievement Award, the Outstanding Student in US History Award and the Outstanding Student in High School Band Award. Madisyn’s future plans are to go into the Air Force either through the Air Force Academy or Air Force ROTC. She is described as a kind, hardworking young lady that goes out of her way to help others and has the ability to make everyone laugh. If you know an outstanding member of your community who is graduating in 2020, you can nominate them for a Cattaraugus County Youth Citizenship Award. For more information, contact Alison Crosson, Youth Bureau program coordinator, at 9382617.

Kaitlyn Dahl dished out 27 assists with two kills to lead No. 2 seed Cassadaga Valley to a 25-19, 25-18, 25-8 win over Ellicottville in the Section 6 Class D1 semifinals on Tuesday in Sinclairville. Meghan LeBaron powered the Cougars (14-6) with six kills, six blocks and five digs. Heidi Williams and Grace Warsitz also chipped in six kills each. Kaylee Pattyson finished with five kills and two blocks while Brielle LeBaron tallied five kills and one block. For No. 6 Ellicottville (7-13), Heli Kongats had six kills and four blocks while Allison Rowland marked four kills and 10 digs. Makenna Smith added three kills and six digs and Jenna Hadley had two aces, six digs and 10


Ellicottville 3, Holland 1 Ellicottville pulled off a road playoff upset against Holland in the Section 6 Class D1 volleyball quarterfinals on Friday, Nov. 1. Heli Kongats registered 10 kills, six digs and three blocks and Allison Rowland totaled three kills, 17 digs and two aces as the sixth-seeded Eagles shook off a first-set loss for a 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-13 triumph over No. 3 Holland. Also for ECS, Makenna Smith marked three kills, six digs and four aces; Jenna Hadley had 14 assists and three aces and Cora Norton added two aces, two kills and five digs.

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Junior Clayton Rowland scored a pair of touchdowns in the

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Franklinville/Ellicottville football team’s Section 6 Class D semifinal victory. Rowland got the game’s scoring going with a 10-yard run in the first quarter. He later caught a 14-yard pass from teammate Logan Frank to help the Titans put away Salamanca, 35-0. The Titans will play for a Section 6 championship at noon on Saturday against Clymer/Sherman/ Panama.

of the season when the Ellicottville boys soccer team needed him on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Caldwell made 12 saves in a Section 6 Class C semifinal against Randolph. His stops helped keep the Eagles in the game, coming back to tie the Cardinals twice before Randolph finally won 3-2 in the second overtime.

Photo by Jerry Trass Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Wyatt Chudy (33) brings down Salamanca’s Isaac Brown (24) for a tackle in the second quarter of a Section 6 Class D football semifinal on Friday in Franklinville.

Ellicottville ESPRA club ready for active school year

By Adam Silvernail Student Reporter

At Ellicottville Central School, the Ellicottville Students Preserving Reading in America (ESPRA) club has begun. This club hosts a variety of fundraisers for those who need it, and also takes their members on field trips. ESPRA has been a club at ECA for many years and has done some serious good. The club held elections last year to determine who would hold the positions of president, vicepresident, treasurer and secretary. For the past few years, ESPRA has been writing a magazine once every school quarter and distributing them throughout the school for free. The magazine includes poems, opinion pieces, articles discussing or debating various topics, and the occasional satirical piece — my favorite one is about the

French mafia. In fact, it is rumored that the ESPRA magazine will be available outside of the school as well. Look forward to an update in a future edition of the Ellicottville Times. Every year, ESPRA hosts several fundraisers to benefit organizations that benefit the community. One of their favorites is Teacher’s Desk, where teachers can shop for free books and school supplies for needy children. They have a large assortment of fundraisers each year and are constantly creating new ones to replace some older ones that were less successful. Last year during the Christmas season, ESPRA created ornaments with shredded pieces of paper that had passages from different books in them. This year, there has been talk of a bake sale, or at least something to do with food. Other ideas have been thrown around, but

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Cassadaga Valley sweeps Ellicottville in semifinals

They’ve got some really great skill football players that can hurt you in a minute, in an instant. So our key is to play mistake-free football. If we can do that, we can hopefully continue to have success.” Likewise, CSP coach Ty Harper saw the line of scrimmage as the difference in their first meeting. “I think it all comes down to the trenches,” Harper said. “They really took it to us the first time. They were more physical. We can’t play scared, we have to attack the line of scrimmage. (F/E quarterback) Logan Frank’s a great player. They’ve got some really nice skill guys, their defense is really well coaches and I think our inexperience got the best of us the first time we played them and also I think they were the more physical team. So hopefully it’s a little bit closer this time.” The Titans have won by an average margin of 32.1 points (37.6-5.5) with a yard-per game margin of 244.2 (339.3-95.1). Frank runs the Titans’ offense as the leading rusher (907 yards, 15 TDs) and passer (27-of-44, 474 yards, 11 TDs, 1 INT). Tyler Clear has 10 total touchdowns (6 rushing) and 716 yards from

nothing solid has landed yet. ESPRA frequently takes its members on field trips as well. In fact, some members of ESPRA took a field trip Nov. 1 to Buffalo to visit independentlyowned bookstores. In addition to trips like that, there are also field trips to the Albert Knox art museum in Buffalo and local organizations to physically help out there. These field trips generally take the whole day but are well worth it. Every year, for various holidays, ESPRA has a potluck during lunch. There are usually four per year, though that number can change. There has also been talk about changing the potluck formatting, so everybody doesn’t feel rushed to finish in the 30-minute lunch period. ESPRA Vice President Samantha Van Wicklin discussed some other things the club has planned for this year. “We’re planning a used

book sale and planning on creating mini journals to sell this December, in addition to the usual stuff we do.” Samantha also mentioned some things the club hopes to do this year that they didn’t have a chance to last year. “Hopefully the used book sale. It used to be an ESPRA tradition, but for the past two years we haven’t done it,” she said. Even with plans to bring back the used book sale, Samantha said the club’s officers likely don’t plan on doing anything else new this year. ESPRA is a pretty cool club. If there is any Ellicottville high school student who enjoys reading or helping people and has not already joined, I suggest you do. And even if you don’t, you can still support ESPRA by participating in their fundraisers. With but a few dollars, you can help those that need it.


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scrimmage (592 rushing). Niklas Logel leads F/E’s pass-catchers with eight catches for 170 yards (21.3 per catch) and five touchdowns. The Titans have an impressive 21 sacks on the season, led by Zack Wolfer (5.5) and Logel (5). Wolfer leads the team with 29.5 total tackles, followed by Wyatt Chudy at 29. CSP’s offense, meanwhile, revolves around quarterback Gerrit Hinsdale and a handful of talented weapons. Hinsdale has 1,348 passing yards (78-for-143) with 21 touchdowns and four interceptions. Cameron Barmore leads CSP’s receivers with 33 catches for 589 yards. Marsh knows the Wolfpack’s offense could get even more dangerous on a wide, NFL turf field on Saturday. “They have a lot of speed and putting them on turf is only going to make them a little bit quicker,” Marsh said. “You start playing games late here in October, November and a lot of the fields are getting soft and wet and muddy, so they’re going to get out there and they’re going to be on a pretty fast track. “They can get big games out

of anybody in their skill players. They utilize their skill players really well. They spread the ball around, you can’t just take away one guy.” Despite CSP’s impressive record, it had its own holes to fill after graduating 20 seniors last year. “We knew that we were going to be young and a little bit inexperienced coming into the year,” Harper said. “We’ve just tried to get better every week and hopefully this week we’ll be a little bit more competitive with these guys than we were in Week 3.” Marsh admitted the transition to F/E’s head coach has been easier than he anticipated, thanks to his team’s willingness to go along with him. “Just because the kids were so receptive,” he said. “Once we got over the initial shock, the kids had a sense of calmness to them. That really helped us out. They were ready just to pick up and go. It was great that the kids showed confidence in me and we were able to just pick up and go. The kids were real receptive to the change. I think that was the big thing, the kids being receptive to it.”

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1. USE FREE WEIGHTS Although machines can be useful tools to help individuals to start a strength-training program, most experts agree that you can achieve more if you spend most of your time using free weights. Free weights will help the participant discover weaknesses and strengths that can go undiscovered with machines. When using free weights, your body has no assistance from mechanical devices. Your muscles not only

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Ellicottville schools staying in conversation concerning potential solar fields By Kellen M. Quigley

During the Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting held Oct. 29, Superintendent Robert Miller updated the board on the potential of solar fields coming into Great Valley with a possible location near the school. Miller said he recently attended both Ellicottville and Great Valley town board meetings, noting that both townships have or are in the process of approving laws that prohibit some types of solar fields but may allow others. “One of the things that’s really of concern is the taxes,” he said. “The companies have said if they come in we can’t do it at fully assessed value or else it’s not profitable then.” Miller said the taxes for the solar fields are under the final say of the towns. He said he would like to reach out to both towns again and thank them for allowing the school district to be part of the conversation. “We understand that there’s a lot of stuff beyond our control with the laws and zoning and that they just keep us in mind as they try to get to a point to sign off on PILOTs,” he said. Miller noted the difference sizes of what the solar fields can and can’t be as well as what the local substations can handle and what the grid needs or wants are factors in whether or not a field is built in Great Valley or Ellicottville. “They’re looking at about a 100-acre plot,” he added. “They’re looking at a pretty good size if they can do it in the one location that they’re

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working the muscles in both halves of the exercise, you will find that makes a real difference. 4. GET YOUR FORM RIGHT! A pet peeve here at Core Performance. If you allow yourself to exercise with poor form, you will get little or no benefit from your workout. You may even risk an injury. This is the main reason every trainer/instructor is fully certified and mentored before working with clients/ teaching classes. 5. HAVE REALISTIC GOALS If you employ all of the above strategies you can achieve amazing results for sure. But, you need to be realistic. You cannot expect

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looking at.” Miller added that it’s likely that there isn’t any district land that would be used for the project. Also in his report, Miller discussed a recent parent information night held at the school, which he said did not see a big turnout. He said they are going to discuss a future direction for these nights. The council on addiction and recovery services and Seneca Strong were present, the latter of which did a mock bedroom scenario that showed people how and where students can hide drugs in various bedroom furniture and items. “This is where they hide it, this is how they use it, if you see one of these this is what they do with it,” Miller explained. He said the there was a lot of good information shared, and the people who did attend said it was an eye-opening event. The school is also planning to bring a drug education program for students in grades 6-8 in physical education classes with a specialist brought in to teach the program. Miller said they hope

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to bring more programs like it to the school if the teachers’ and students’ response are good. Miller also said the school is working with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Sportsmanship Initiative. He said he is proud of the student athletes, fans and the school, saying he knows the school can be a leader in the area in positive sportsmanship in athletic events. Concerning the potential capital project, Miller said the district is working with the architects and construction folks on creating a presentation on the project. He said several items have gone out or will be going out with information about the potential project. “It’s going to be exciting as we look forward and get ready for that presentation in December on the 5th and the vote on the 10th of December,” Miller added. IN OTHER BUSINESS, Elementary Principal Maren Bush reported that October had been a good month in the elementary school. She said students learned about astronomy through a star lab, some

students recreated a story they recently read with a puppet play and the school held its first character education celebration for students who demonstrated the trait Respect. “Our next character trait will be Responsibility and we will be having our second pizza party the first Friday of November,” she said. In the high school, Principal Eric Ploetz submitted a report to Miller, who said a fall variety show is in the works and practices are ongoing in the cafeteria. “It’s something completely new, something that we’re hoping will take off and hopefully get some kids interested in arts and sports and things of that nature,” he said. Parent-teacher conferences are upcoming, and Miller said they always get a good turnout of those in past years. He said the schools have the process organized and should go well. Miller also reported that the middle school musical “Aladdin Jr.” is coming soon, and he said Ploetz is expected to have a cameo appearance in the show.

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Tuesdays, 11 a.m., Storytime — This is a new date and time. 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. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Hatha

Yoga —This class is for all levels and beginners welcome. Please bring a mat, all other props provided. Held in the Community Room. Suggested donation of $5. Class led by Willom Samuel, CYT 200 hr. Nov. 9, 10 a.m., Wondrous Women’s Writers & Illustrators Group — Saturdays (bi-weekly) in the Community Room. The topic will be the Art of Journaling. Contact Katie Benatovich at 341-1483 with questions. Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., Seasonal Felting Class — Join instructor Cathy Lacy to learn how to felt. There will be time to make several felting projects such as pumpkins, leaves, apples, snowmen, etc. Class size is limited and is available for adults and children over 12. This class is free. Please call the library to register.

‘Bloody Genius’ by John Sandford

Two feuding departments at the local state university have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then one of the scholars winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. As he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book or as an audiobook using our interlibrary loan program, or you can download for free as an eBook or eAudiobook version to your own device using your library card!

COMMUNITY CALENDAR A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

Nov. 8-10 Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Fest at Holiday Valley, Ellicottville.

Nov. 9 Boy Scout Food Drive at Dollar General, Route 219, Great Valley. Hosted by Ellicottville/Great Valley Boy Scout Troop 652. Food drive to benefit local food pantries. 9 a.m. Nov. 9 Round and Square Dance at Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall, 10893 Sisson Highway, North Collins. $25 per family, $8 adults, $5 for children ages 5-10. Refreshments available. Call Mary Richmond, 337-3952, to reserve a table. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 Adam’s Apple performs at Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater. Enjoy a profound Beatles Experience you won’t want to miss! Adam’s Apple,

a Beatles Tribute Band featuring Beatlemania alum Joe Palermo. Call 532-6103. 7 p.m. Nov. 13 Town of Ellicottville Bicentennial Meeting at Ellicottville Memorial Library. Hosted by Ellicottville Historical Society. Open to the public. 6 p.m. Nov. 16 Regular Hunting Season opens Nov. 16 Holiday Stop and Shop at Route 39 Event Center 500 Cascade Drive, Springville. Crafters and small businesses, basket auction, 50/50 drawing and bake sale. Money raised for Giving Tree and Sleeping Bag Project of Springville. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd perform

Review Act (“SEcost of $8,400,000, terest on such ob(the “District”) cafeteria; loading age”) is anticipated Capital Improveous District buildQRA”), a thorough provided that the HEREBY GIVES ligations as the dock; and to include a new ments Project, ings and facilities review of the detailed costs of NOTICE that a same shall beroof; renovations 2019 (the “Project”) managerʼs office; a (and the sites Projectʼs potential the components of special meeting and consisting of the come due and new roof; and variand upgrades to thereof), to impleenvironmental imthe Project (as gen- payable; and be it vote of the qualious building the maintenance reconstruction and ment various pacts has been unerally described in fied voters of the further system upgrades bay, driversʼ room, renovation of, and health, safety, Announcements District (the Legals dertaken, it has the Project Plan) RESOLVED, that including a new restrooms, and the construction of accessibility and been found that the may be reallocated “Special Meeting the New York State Code compliance public address sys- workstations; and improvements and Project will not resand Vote”) will be Building Aid funds tem, visual indicatan electrical backup among such comupgrades to, varimeasures and variStorage: ult in a significant ponents, or such expected to be reors tied into the fire generator. Proous District buildous other measCattaraugus County held on Tuesday, adverse impact on components may December 10, 2019 ceived by the Disalarm system, inposed site work at ings and facilities ures that are inFairgrounds, Little the environment, be deleted, revised in the foyer of the trict are anticipated formation technothe Bus Garage is (and the sites cluded and generValley, NY Cars, and a reasoned or supplemented if Elementary School to offset a substanlogy equipment tied anticipated to inthereof), at an esally described in RVs, Boats, Farm elaboration of the (1) the Board shall Building at 5873 tial part of such into a new electricclude the addition timated maximum (but are not to be Equipment, etc. SEQRA review and determine that such costs, and such Route 219 South, of gates at the cost of $8,400,000, al backup generatlimited by) the Phone findings has been reallocation, deleEllicottville, New funds shall, to the or, light switches, south end of the to implement variProject Plan that 716-938-9146 or provided in a Negtion, revision or York, at 1:00 p.m., extent received, be and ventilation in parking area, upous health, safety, was referred to in 716-938-6529 for ative Declaration. supplementation is prevailing time, for applied to offset the computer wirgrading the parking accessibility and the public notice of more information. NOTICE IS in the best inthe purpose of votand reduce the ing closet. Additionarea behind the Code compliance the vote on this HEREBY terests of the Dising (by electronic amount of taxes al renovations and Bus Garage, and measures required Proposition, and to FURTHER GIVEN trict and (2) the agscan voting maherein authorized to expend therefor an installing a new by the State Educa- upgrades are antiVacation Resorts chines) upon the that applications for gregate amount to be levied. cipated to include sidewalk and stairs tion Department in amount not to exabsentee ballots be expended for proposition hereinNOTICE IS connection with any interior stairs at the at the front of the ceed $8,400,000; may be obtained at the Project shall not forth. Polls HEREBY main lobby, EleBus Garage. The Ski Season House after set significant capital (b) a tax is hereby Legals Legals Legals Legals Legals Legals Legals the office of the exceed $8,400,000 for the purpose of FURTHER GIVEN mentary School foregoing componFor Rent/ improvements voted in an amount District Clerk and (3) no material voting will be kept that such Proposiwindow and maents of the Project Ellicottville NY project, and varinot to exceed between the hours change shall be tion No. 1 shall apsonry restoration, (or so much thereHouse is avail. from open between the ous other meas$8,400,000 to finof 7:30 a.m. and made in the overall hours of 1:00 p.m. pear on the scanof as can be acDec. 1, 2019 ures that are gener- Elementary School ance the estimated 4:00 p.m., prevailscope and nature of nable ballot sheets and 8:00 p.m., pregymnasium floor complished within March 31, 2020. 3 ally described in maximum cost of ing time, except the Project; and be vailing time, on that (but are not to be to be utilized for replacement, and the overall budget Bdrm, sleeps 10 the Project, such Saturdays, it further day. In the event voting on such Propossible hazardfor the Project, comfortably, fully limited by) the tax to be levied and Sundays and holiRESOLVED, that a that the Districtʼs ous materials position No. 1 in once the construcfurn., beautiful written plan for the collected in installdays. Completed tax is hereby voted schools are closed abatement. Secursubstantially the fol- ments in such tion bids are review, 5 min drive Project that was applications must to finance the esity improvements lowing abbreviated ceived) are to be from slopes, $4900 on December 10, prepared by the years and in such be received by the timated maximum 2019 due to emerare anticipated to form: undertaken at an for season inamounts as shall District with the District Clerk at cost of the Project include new securPROPOSITION estimated maximcludes snow plow- gency or inclement assistance of SEI be determined by least seven days in an amount not to NO. 1—CAPITAL weather (or for any ity hardware at the um cost of ing. Call/text the Board; (c) in an- before the Special Design Group (the exceed $8,400,000, IMPROVEMENTS other reason), the main entry. Pro$8,400,000, and 716-949-4233 ticipation of such “Project Plan”), Meeting and Vote, posed site work up- will include the pur- such tax to be PROJECT, 2019 dmskrzynski@hot- date of the Special tax, obligations of which is available if the ballot is to be levied and collecMeeting and Vote grades at the Main YES NO chase of original the District are for public inspecmailed to the voter, ted in installments will be changed, Shall the following hereby authorized tion in the offices of Building are anticip- furnishings, equipor on the day bein such years and without further noated to include resolution be adop- to be issued in the ment, machinery the District Clerk, fore the Special in such amounts as tice, to the date on pavement reconted, to-wit: and apparatus reaggregate principal such work being Legals Meeting and Vote, shall be determwhich the Districtʼs struction at the rear RESOLVED, that quired in connecamount of not to anticipated to inif the ballot is to be ined by the Board; schools are next (a) the Board of tion with the purexceed $8,400,000, issued personally to clude, without limit- parking lot, and be it further open. Education (the poses for which NOTICE OF and a tax is hereby ation and to the ex- Elementary School the voter. The list of RESOLVED, that in “Board”) of the parking lot, and bus such buildings, faSPECIAL SCHOOL PROPOSITION voted to pay the in- all persons to tent as and where NO. 1--CAPITAL loop with regrading, cilities and sites are anticipation of such Ellicottville Central DISTRICT MEETterest on such obrequired, the whom absentee tax, obligations of IMPROVEMENTS drainage, and light- used, and all ancilSchool District, ING AND VOTE ligations as the particular items ballots shall have the District (including improvements; Cattaraugus lary or related work -------------------------- PROJECT, 2019 same shall bedescribed below. been issued will be ing, without limitaShall the following main entrance exCounty, New York required in connecELLICOTTVILLE come due and pay- available for inProposed renovation, serial bonds, resolutions be ad(the “District”) is CENTRAL able; and (d) New tions to the existing terior stair and side- tion therewith, and spection, in the ofopted, to-wit: walk upgrades; ath- the Board is author- statutory installhereby authorized SCHOOL York State Building fice of the District K-12 main school ment bonds and/or RESOLVED, that letic fields drainage ized to expend to undertake a DISTRICT Aid funds expected Clerk, between the building (the “Main lease/purchase ob- Capital Improvethe Board of Eduimprovements; new therefor, including CATTARAUGUS to be received by Building”) are antihours of 7:30 a.m. ligations) are cation (the “Board”) cipated to include storm water piping for preliminary ments Project, COUNTY, NEW the District are anti- and 4:00 p.m., prehereby authorized of the Ellicottville to the highway; and costs and costs in2019 (the “Project”) cipated to offset a YORK reconfiguration and vailing time, until Central School Dis- upgrades to the kit- a new water well for cidental thereto and to be issued in the consisting of the The Board of substantial part of the day set for votaggregate principal trict, Cattaraugus an auxiliary water in connection with Education of the reconstruction and such costs, and chen, including the ing, except for SatCounty, New York supply. Proposed the financing there- amount not to exEllicottville Central renovation of, and such funds, to the installation of urdays, Sundays ceed $8,400,000, (the “District”), is building work at the of, an amount not School District, the construction of extent received, equipment such as and holidays. No and a tax is hereby hereby authorized Districtʼs bus garCattaraugus to exceed the esimprovements and shall be applied to a cooler, freezer, absentee ballot will voted to pay the in- upgrades to varito undertake a age (the “Bus GarCounty, New York timated maximum offset and reduce be canvassed unand dishwasher; terest on such obCapital Improveage”) is anticipated (the “District”) cost of $8,400,000, ous District buildthe amount of taxes less it is received cafeteria; loading ligations as the ments Project, to include a new HEREBY GIVES provided that the ings and facilities herein authorized to prior to 5:00 p.m., dock; and same shall be2019 (the “Project”) managerʼs office; a roof; renovations NOTICE that a detailed costs of (and the sites be levied. prevailing time, on come due and and upgrades to special meeting and consisting of the the components of thereof), to impleNOTICE IS December 10, new roof; and varireconstruction and the maintenance vote of the qualithe Project (as gen- payable; and be it ment various HEREBY 2019, in the office ous building further renovation of, and bay, driversʼ room, fied voters of the erally described in health, safety, FURTHER GIVEN of the District Clerk, system upgrades RESOLVED, that the construction of restrooms, and District (the the Project Plan) accessibility and that an Environ5873 Route 219 including a new the New York State improvements and “Special Meeting may be reallocated Code compliance mental AssessSouth, Ellicottville, public address sys- workstations; and Building Aid funds upgrades to, varian electrical backup among such comand Vote”) will be measures and variment Form has New York. tem, visual indicatexpected to be reous District buildheld on Tuesday, ponents, or such ous other measbeen completed for Dated: October 8, ors tied into the fire generator. Proceived by the Disposed site work at December 10, 2019 ings and facilities components may ures that are inall of the anticip2019 alarm system, intrict are anticipated (and the sites the Bus Garage is in the foyer of the be deleted, revised ated work involved Ellicottville, New cluded and generformation technoto offset a substan- ally described in thereof), at an esElementary School or supplemented if York in the Project, logy equipment tied anticipated to intial part of such timated maximum clude the addition Building at 5873 (1) the Board shall BY ORDER OF which constitutes (but are not to be into a new electriccost of $8,400,000, al backup generatof gates at the THE BOARD OF Route 219 South, determine that such costs, and such an Unlisted action limited by) the funds shall, to the to implement varisouth end of the Ellicottville, New reallocation, deleunder the State En- EDUCATION Project Plan that or, light switches, extent received, be ous health, safety, parking area, upYork, at 1:00 p.m., tion, revision or vironmental Quality OF THE was referred to in and ventilation in applied to offset accessibility and ELLICOTTVILLE grading the parking supplementation is prevailing time, for Review Act (“SEthe public notice of the computer wirand reduce the Code compliance CENTRAL the purpose of votin the best inQRA”), a thorough the vote on this ing closet. Addition- area behind the amount of taxes measures required SCHOOL Bus Garage, and ing (by electronic terests of the Disreview of the Proposition, and to al renovations and herein authorized to expend therefor an by the State Educa- upgrades are antiDISTRICT installing a new scan voting matrict and (2) the agProjectʼs potential be levied. tion Department in CATTARAUGUS sidewalk and stairs chines) upon the environmental imgregate amount to amount not to excipated to include NOTICE IS connection with any interior stairs at the at the front of the proposition hereinpacts has been un- COUNTY, be expended for ceed $8,400,000; NEW YORK Bus Garage. The after set forth. Polls significant capital dertaken, it has the Project shall not HEREBY (b) a tax is hereby main lobby, Eleimprovements foregoing componfor the purpose of exceed $8,400,000 FURTHER GIVEN voted in an amount been found that the By: Melissa Sawicki mentary School that such Proposiproject, and varients of the Project voting will be kept Project will not res- District Clerk and (3) no material not to exceed window and mation No. 1 shall apous other meas(or so much thereopen between the ult in a significant change shall be $8,400,000 to finsonry restoration, pear on the scanures that are gener- Elementary School of as can be achours of 1:00 p.m. adverse impact on made in the overall ance the estimated ally described in complished within and 8:00 p.m., prethe environment, scope and nature of nable ballot sheets maximum cost of gymnasium floor to be utilized for the overall budget vailing time, on that (but are not to be and a reasoned the Project; and be the Project, such replacement, and voting on such Pro- tax to be levied and elaboration of the limited by) the for the Project, day. In the event it further possible hazardposition No. 1 in written plan for the once the constructhat the Districtʼs SEQRA review and RESOLVED, that a collected in installous materials meetings arefindings at 7 p.m. substantially the fol- ments All Project that was schools are closed tion bids are rehasunless been otherwise noted. tax is hereby voted in such abatement. Securlowing abbreviated prepared by the on December 10, ceived) are to be provided a Negto finance the esyears and in such ity improvements Mansfield GreatinValley Ashford form: District with the 2019 due to emerundertaken at an ative Declaration. timated maximum amounts as shall are anticipated to (3rd Monday) (2nd Monday) (2nd Wednesday) PROPOSITION gency or inclement assistance of SEI estimated maximNOTICE IS cost of the Project be determined by include new securNO. 1—CAPITAL Design Group (the Otto weather (or for any Humphrey East Otto um cost of HEREBY in an amount not to fiancee. A fight ensued and the Board; (c) in anity hardware at the By Jim Eckstrom IMPROVEMENTS “Project Plan”), other reason), the $8,400,000, and FURTHER GIVEN exceed $8,400,000, ticipation of such main entry. Pro(3rd Tuesday) (2nd Monday) (2nd Tuesday) 6pm the Villagio manager2019 and PROJECT, which is available date of the Special that applications for tax, obligations of posed site work up- will include the pur- such tax to be Salamanca City Little Valley Town Ellicottville Town employees broke up the A 26-year-old YES NO for public inspecchase of original absentee ballots Meeting and Vote levied and collecthe District are grades at the Main Shallmade the following may(2nd be obtained will be changed, incident and all three hereby Salamanca man whotion in the offices of Building are anticip- furnishings, equip- ted in installments (2nd Wednesday) Monday) at (3rd authorized Wed) 6pm resolution be adop- to be issued in the the District Clerk, the office of the ment, machinery without noin such years andleave. ated to include men insistedfurther he defended Salamanca Town Little Valley Village Ellicottville Village such work being tice, to the date on and apparatus rein such amounts as ted, to-wit: aggregate principal District Clerk pavement reconWhen Marvin got himself a December (2nd Tuesday) (2nd Tuesday) (2nd Mon) 6pm RESOLVED, that anticipated to inbetween the hours which the in Districtʼs quired in connecshall be determamount of not to struction at the rear outside, he from shooting include, without limit- parking lot, (a)walked the Board of schools areincident next tion with the purined by the Board; exceed $8,400,000, of 7:30 a.m. and (the ation and to the ex- Elementary School 4:00 p.m., prevailopen. poses for which and be it further and a tax is hereby Villagio toEducation the intersection Ellicottville was acquitted of the tent as and where PROPOSITION RESOLVED,ofthat in “Board”) voted to pay the in- ing time, except parking lot, and bus such buildings, faMonroe and Washington Nov. 4 of felony assault required, the Saturdays, NO. 1--CAPITAL of such Ellicottville Central terest on such obloop with regrading, cilities and sites are anticipation streets, was then by a Cattaraugus County School District, particular items Sundays and holiIMPROVEMENTS tax, obligations of but ligations as the drainage, and light- used, and all ancilchased down by the Janesz same shall beCattaraugus Court jury.2019 described below. days. Completed PROJECT, lary or related work the District (including improvements; Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville County, New York Proposed renovaShall thejury following required in connec- ing, without brothers, limitacome due and pay- applications must and another main entrance exThe in the three20-22 be Jefferson St.,by699-2592 (the “District”) is tions to the existing terior stair and side- tion therewith, and received the resolutions be adtion, serial bonds, fight ensued. It was at this able; and (d) New Sat. day trial deliberatedK-12 Vigil Mass 5pm hereby authorized opted, to-wit: main school York State Building District Clerk at walk upgrades; ath- the Board is author- statutory installSun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am point that Marvin drew his for 45 minutes to undertake a RESOLVED, that before building (the “Main ment bonds and/or Aid funds expected least seven days letic fields drainage ized to expend Photo Capital before the Special the BoardDamien of Edu- Marvin Building”) are antitherefor, including pistol after Improvewarning finding lease/purchase ob-and, to be received by improvements; newprovided St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville ments Project, cation (the “Board”) for preliminary cipated to include ligations) areBrandon Janesz Damien M. Marvin (right) was acquitted by a Cattaraugus the District are anti- Meeting and Vote, storm water piping to stay not guilty in the case, and Jefferson 2019 (the “Project”) cipated to offset Washington if the ballot is to be Sts. of the Ellicottville costs and reconfiguration and Court hereby authorized a County of felony in acosts Dec. in1 shooting to the jury highway; and assault back, shotconsisting him. of the which School stemmed 945-1820, Services 5pm Sat mailed to the voter, Central Dis-from cidental upgrades toincident the kit- inaEllicottville. thereto and to be issued in the substantial part of new water well for He was defended by First Assistant New York is not a and a barCattaraugus altercation thatchen, including the an auxiliary water reconstruction or on the day betrict, in connection with aggregate principal such costs, and Public Defender Benjamin Smith (left). St.toPaul’s Church, Ellicottville renovation of, and fore the Special County, New York the financing there- amount not to ex- Your “Stand Ground” such funds, the Lutheran escalated out in the installation of supply. Proposed 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 the construction of Meeting and Vote, (the “District”), is equipment such as of, an amount not ceed $8,400,000, extent received, building work at the law state. In order to use street the night of Dec. Thrive Alive Contemporary Worship improvements and if the ballot is to beService Sun 9am, hereby authorized a cooler, freezer, to exceed the esand a tax is hereby the government shall be applied to fight. Districtʼshad busnot garforce in Traditionalissued Worship Service Sun 1.undertake Brandon aJanesz, 41 upgrades to varipersonally to 11am to andatdishwasher; timated maximum voted to paydeadly the in- physical offset and reduce age (the “Bus Gardisproven Mr. Marvin’s “I would just say we Sch.the & Adult Study self-defense, New Yorkers the time of the incident, ous District buildvoter.Bible The list of 10am Capital Improvecost of $8,400,000, terest on such cafeteria; loading obthe amount of Sun taxes age”) is anticipated claim,” Smith provided wanted that a jury ingstoand facilities ments Project, wounded theto decide dock;inand self-defense ligations as the herein authorized to all persons to are required first try to was critically to include a new Unitedwhom Church, Ellicottville said in “While absentee (and the sites 2019 (the “Project”) managerʼs office; this case,” said. detailed costsRieman of a a statement. same shall bebe levied. roof; renovations retreat from a threatening the abdomen after he and Elizabeth and Elk ballots shall haveSts. thereof), to impleconsisting of the the components of new roof; and varicome due and NOTICE IS there are no andwinners upgradesintoa “And I understand their 699-4003, Sun Sch, begins in Septbe• Worship, 11am situation. his brother, according been issued will ment various reconstruction and the Project (as genoustobuildingcase like this, payable; and be it HEREBY the maintenance Mr. Marvin decision … they available for inhealth, safety, renovation and erally described in believed system Police arrived soon after FURTHER GIVEN testimony,of,pursued Marvinupgrades further bay, driversʼ room, First BaptistinChurch, is thankfulrestrooms, for jurorsand (Marvin) for spection, the ofaccessibility and the construction of the Project was Plan)in fear including a new RESOLVED, thatshooting that an Environthe and Marvin outside the Villagio bar Great fice of theValley District improvements and may be reallocated public address sysfulfi lling their civic duty. the New York State Code compliance his life. That’s why we mental Assessworkstations; and was placed under arrest, and restaurant on Monroe 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Clerk, between the measures and variupgrades to, variamong comtem, visual indicatBuilding Aid funds ment Form has an electrical backup (He) is happy to move on have asuch jury.” Sun Sch.for 9:30am Worship & 6:30pm was taken Street. hours of 7:3010:45am a.m. ous other measous District buildponents, or such ors tied into the fire generator. Proexpected to while be re- Janesz been completed with his life and focus his Rieman noted that and 4:00 p.m., preures that areunit iningsMarvin’s and facilities components may ceived by the toDisthe intensive care all of the anticipattorney,alarm Firstsystem, inposed site work at Church, attention on ancee is Marvin had a permittrict are anticipated vailing time, untilGreat Valley cludedMedical and gener(and the sites be deleted, revised formation technoated work United involvedMethodist the his BusfiGarage at Erie County Assistant Public Defender 5242 219, theRt. day set 945-4375 for votthereof), at an esor supplemented if logy equipment tied to offset a substan- ally described in and their three children.” in the Project, to carry his concealed anticipated to inCenter. (but are not to be Benjamin Smith, argued Sun Sch. Worship ing,10am, except for Sat-11am timated maximum (1) the Board into a new electricwhich constitutes the addition Districtclude Attorney Lori weapon, he shall was tial part of suchThe trial was by) presided urdays, Sundays thatofthe defendant feared cost $8,400,000, limited the determine that such costs, and such al backup generatan Unlisted action of gates at the Pettit Rieman said Nov. 5 outnumbered by thefunds Janesz Solomon’s Ministries, and holidays. No Mansfield to vari- theor, light switches, Project Plan that reallocation, deleshall, over to theby Judge under the State En- Porch Ronald D. forimplement his life when south end of the Toad Hollow Rd, she was “not necessarily absentee ballot will ous health, safety, was referred to in brothers and he had taken tion, revision or and ventilation in extent received, be vironmental Quality 7705 parking area, upPloetz. Janesz brothers continued 716-560-7767, Sat 7pm,unSun 10am be canvassed accessibility and the public notice of isfight the computer wirapplied to offset Review Act (“SEsurprised” by the verdict, grading the parking supplementation the worst in the from the vote defense the ficompliance ght down the street less it is received Code on this in the best ining closet. Additionand reduce theSmith, the QRA”), a thorough behind the calling thearea case “a close Brandon Janesz. Little Valley priorBaptist, to 5:00 p.m., measures required Proposition, and to terests of the Disattorney, also credited al renovations and from Villaggio. amount of taxes review of the Grace Bible Bus Garage, and call” between justifi ed 201 Rock City Street 257-3645 The incident started, prevailing time, on by the State Educaexpend therefor an trict and (2) the agupgrades are antiherein authorized to Projectʼs potential installing a new the work of Mark “I’m appreciative of Sun Sch 10am, Sun Worship 11:0am & 6pm December 10, tion Department in amount not to exgregate amount to self-defense and Marvin cipated to include be levied. according to testimony, environmental imsidewalk and stairs Cunningham and Phillipe the jurors taking a hard study/prayer 2019, in the officesvc 7pm connection with any interior stairsgoing ceed $8,400,000; be expended for at thetoo at NOTICE IS pacts has beenWed un- Bible the front of the far in using after one or both of the for the dertaken, it has look at allcapital of the evidence of the District Clerk, significant (b) a tax is hereby the Project shall not HEREBY Yates, investigators main lobby, EleGarage. his GlockBus pistol on anThe brothers were talking at Ourthat Lady RC Church, Salamanca 5873 Route 219 improvements voted in an amount exceed $8,400,000 mentary FURTHER GIVEN public defender’s offi ce, in been found presented in reaching the School theof Peace foregoing componunarmed man in a street 274South, Broad Ellicottville, St., 945-4966 the bar with Marvin’s project, and varinot to exceed and (3) no material window and mathat such ProposiProject will not resents of the Project the case. proper conclusion that Sat. Mass 4:30 p.m. Sun. Holy Mass 8:30am & 11am New York. ous other meas$8,400,000 to finchange shall be sonry restoration, tion No. 1 shall apult in Vigil a significant (or so much thereDated: October 8, ures that are gener- Elementary School ance the estimated made in the overall pear on the scanadverse impact on of as can be ac2019 ally described in maximum cost of scope and nature of nable ballot sheets gymnasium floor the environment, complished within Ellicottville, New Publisher Jim Bonn (but are not to be the Project, such the Project; and be replacement, and to be utilized for and a reasoned the overall budget York limited by) the it further possible hazardvoting on such Pro- tax to be levied and elaboration of the for the Project, Advertising Morgan Bonn written plan for the collected in install-Manager RESOLVED, that a ous materials position No. 1 in SEQRA review and BY ORDER OF once the construcTHE BOARD OF Project that was tax is hereby voted in such Editor abatement. Secursubstantially the fol- ments findings hasM. been Managing Kellen Quigley tion bids are reEDUCATION prepared by the to finance the esyears and in such ity improvements lowing abbreviated provided in a Negceived) are to be WritersasCaitlin Croft, Deb Everts, Sam Wilson, Ginna Hensel OF THE District with the timated maximum amounts shall are anticipated to form: ative Declaration. undertaken at an ELLICOTTVILLE assistance of SEI cost of the Project be determinedAubrie by PROPOSITION include new securNOTICE IS estimated maximGraphics Johnson CENTRAL Design Group (the in an amount not to NO. 1—CAPITAL the Board; (c) in an- HEREBY ity hardware at the um cost of SCHOOL Megan Hartsell “Project Plan”), exceed $8,400,000, IMPROVEMENTS ticipation of such Kim Contributors Duke, Adam main entry. ProFURTHER GIVEN Silvernail, $8,400,000, and which is available tax, obligations of PROJECT, 2019 posed site work up- will include the pur- such tax to be that applications for DISTRICT CATTARAUGUS for public inspeclevied and collecthe District are grades at the Main YES NO absentee ballots chase of original tion in the offices of Building are anticip- furnishings, equipted in installments hereby authorized Shall the following may be obtained at COUNTY, NEW YORK the District Clerk, in such years and resolution be adop- to be issued in the ated to include the office of the ment, machinery By: Melissa Sawicki such work being in such amounts as ted, to-wit: aggregate principal District Clerk pavement reconand apparatus reDistrict Clerk anticipated to inshall be determamount of not to RESOLVED, that struction at the rear quired in connecbetween the hours clude, without limit- parking lot, ined by the Board; exceed $8,400,000, of 7:30 a.m. and (a) the Board of tion with the puration andPO to theBox ex- 714 and be it further and a tax is hereby Education (the Elementary • School 25 Bristol NY 14731 4:00 p.m., prevailposesLane, for whichEllicottville FREE DIGITAL EDITION ONLINE tent as and where RESOLVED, that in “Board”) of the voted to pay the in- ing parking lot, and bus such buildings, fatime, except required,(716) the anticipation of such terest on such obEllicottville Central loop with regrading, Saturdays, cilities and sites are 699-4062 • Cell (716) 472-3861 particular items tax, obligations of ligations as the School District, drainage, and light- used, and all ancilSundays and holidescribed below. same shall be- © 2019 Cattaraugus ing improvements; All content Ellicottville days. Completed Times lary or related work the District ( Proposed renovacome due and pay- applications must County, New York main entrance exrequired in connec- ing, without limitaPublished Distributed tions to the existing terior stair and side- tion therewith, and tion, serial bonds, able; and (d)Every New Thursday. (the “District”) is be received by the throughout Cattaraugus County K-12 main school York State Building District Clerk at hereby authorized walk upgrades; ath- the Board is author- statutory install-

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· Tame the clutter. Look for ways to reduce clutter in rooms where entertaining takes place. Builtins with bookshelves and cabinets can hide electronics and wayward toys or collectibles. Focus attention on the entryway, hanging hooks for collecting coats, keys and shoes, so they do not overrun the foyer. Remove any knickknacks or other breakable items from shelves or on coffee tables to free up more space.

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comfortable chairs that will take up less room and improve flow in entertaining areas. · Find the pieces you like. Think about how you tend to entertain and then cater your space to those preferences. For example, a large dining table with fold-out extensions or leaves is ideal for someone who regularly hosts formal dinner parties. Renovate a room to include a small bar and club chairs for a lounge feel if cocktail parties are typical. · Improve lighting. Work with an electrician and/or designer who can offer ideas for lighting that can set the mood for entertaining. Rooms that are dull and dim can benefit from overhead lighting fixtures if there are none already available. Task lighting in the

· Improve conversation seating. Arrange tables and chairs to create conversation nooks for guests who want to talk and get to know one another better. Consider moving out big and bulky sofas in favor of love seats or


kitchen under cabinets can make it easy to prepare food for guests. Wall sconces or focused lighting on artwork can establish a dramatic effect. · Do major construction. Consider working with a builder to make some changes if you simply don’t have the space to entertain. Taking down a wall can open kitchens to living spaces, while adding a deck or three-season room off the kitchen or dining room can provide more space for guests to congregate. · Install a guest bath. Update or add a bathroom near the main entertaining areas. This allows guests to discretely use the bathroom and keeps them from roaming in areas of the house you would prefer they avoid.

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Ellicottville graduate reflects on Veterans Day as retired military personnel

By Ginna Hensel

In the hustle and bustle of commercial shopping events, we often forget the true meaning of our holidays. Instead, let’s take a moment to indulge ourselves into a holiday true to the American ideal — Veterans Day. Historically known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day is observed on Nov. 11 every year, marking the end of World War 1. Today’s generations often forget the importance of why Veterans Day began, but many try to cling to the meaning this day, one of those being retired military personnel Austin “Doc” Bishop. A graduate of Ellicottville Central School and CA BOCES, Doc went onto serve as a Sergent E-5 in the Army under 2-501st PIR “Geronimo” 1st Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division after high school. He spent three years, four months on active duty and another year as reserved. He spent most of his time in Fort Bragg in North Carolina and completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2017. Doc was an 11B infantryman with Airborne and a fireteam leader in his unit.

Veterans Days in his eyes is different than how civilians view it. While he agrees it is nice to see the pride that comes out of it, especially from the Afghanistan/Iraq veterans, he has one request: “Buy your buddy a beer” and “don’t make a big deal out of it.” Doc commented many veterans, including himself, often are proud of their service, but often have to relive regrettable moments while functioning in society. He feels a simple gesture of just buying a beer resonates more than a formal handshake. In fact, Doc commented on how uncomfortable it can make a veteran feel when put in that situation. “We do what we do for a reason,” he said, “I will appreciate any gesture, but overall an action speaks louder than words.” Recounting his own experiences, Doc spoke of how whenever he sees a Vietnam Vet he always buys them a drink. “We went through the same war, except mine was in a desert, and his was in a jungle.” He went on to say, “it is something we have in common, the reason why we put our boots on every day.”

This Veterans Day, take a moment and try to understand how serving can affect someone’s life. Doc spoke of how serving changes someone forever, teaching them lessons no school could dream of. He finds himself applying his experiences of honor, core values, integrity and service into his life after war. War can create bonds that are impossible to break. “When you’re put in situations where you are getting shot at every day and almost dying every day with the same people, you forge those unbreakable bonds.” Doc continued to say, “you learn how to go into any circumstance with raw arrogance and strength and come out on top nine times out of 10.” Life after war is an experience most veterans struggle with. Transitioning back into civilian life is hard. “Civilians don’t understand how to react to our dark humor, which helps us cope with the pain.” As gruesome as it may sound, Doc admitted the reality of serving is “not for the medals or the glory, rather doing what has to be done in order to make it home. … You learn about Murphy’s fifth law of

MOS, naval officer or whatever, your function in the military will continue to evolve to keep the perception of evil at bay,” he said.

Photo submitted Ellicottville Central School graduate Austin “Doc” Bishop is a veteran of the United States Army.

war, which states even if anything cannot go wrong, it will go wrong.” It is something you have to prepare for in life and death. While you learn practical skills on the front line such has how to mediate risk, you are there for one job and one job only. Solider-to-civilian status is life-changing as you lose your surrogate family and attempt to settle into that 9-5 in society. Doc

commented that the reason why he feels drawn to his current career as law enforcement is due to the particular set of skills he has obtained through his life experience as a veteran. This is common among veterans, as you never lose that “Veteran Status,” Doc explained. Veterans continue to feel a part of something bigger than themselves, even at home. “From front line troop, like I was, to support

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“I’ve seen men go through everything from childbirth, divorces and friends dying in my time in the military. Experiencing something so raw with another human being really teaches you a lot.” He continued to say, “Sergeants are sometimes fathers to their men so that pride or guilt transfers as well.” Doc spoke highly of his fellow soldiers commenting that his paratroopers were some of the best ever in his opinion. He touched on how war taught him to be a dad to his troops, but also a friend. Doc retired as a SGT in the 82nd airborne division with a BSV, ARCOM-V and a Purple Heart; he contributes his success to caffeine and hate. This Veterans Day, try to thank a veteran through action. Buy them a beer, offer them a smile, because we are safe at our homes here because of their work in the armed forces.

Great Valley Senior Group to meet Nov. 13

The Great Valley Senior Group will gather for its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Great Valley Fire Hall. The group includes residents from the towns of Great Valley, Humphrey, Salamanca, Ellicottville and Mansfield.

Bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. Luncheon is served at 1 p.m. Come early and visit with your friends or meet new friends. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please call Yvonne Darts at 301-0030.

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