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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

32nd Ellicottville Christmas Stroll set for Saturday By Kellen M. Quigley

The annual Ellicottville Christmas Stroll will take place in the village again this Saturday, Dec. 7. This holiday event cherished here for three decades returns for its 32nd year for a day of activities, live Nativity and even a real camel. The Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village. After brainstorming over coffee, it was decided that they wanted a live nativity scene with children dressed as angels and shepherds, who walked around the village and met at the gazebo. From 4 to 5:30 p.m., Santa and his elves arrive at Villaggio to greet all the good girls and boys, while Katy’s Café will have delicious Christmas cookies for all those who stop by. Throughout the day, elves will be circulating the village with candy while a horsedrawn carriage will be around to take you through the

Submitted photo Members of the living Nativity gather at the Ellicottville Village Gazebo during a previous Christmas Stroll. The 32nd stroll takes place this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. in downtown Ellicottville.

magic of the village and you will even see a live camel enjoying the winter scene! At 4:30 p.m., don’t miss an unparalleled spectacle take over the village as pet owners bring their pride and joys, dressed in their season’s best,

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for the annual Rein Dog Parade live camel, the three wise men complete with a donkey and making its way up and down Washington Street. a few other surprises, use the village to tell the story of that The Ellicottville Central School Band will play at 5:30 first Christmas. The procession begins at 6 p.m. at the Village Gazebo, and p.m. and walks through the the Ellicottville High School village ending at the gazebo, jazz choir will be singing for where the pageant will end the pageant. with the children of the village The evening comes to singing and reciting the story of a conclusion with a living Nativity. The local children See Christmas Stroll, page 5 of Ellicottville, as well as a


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Photo submitted On Friday, Dec. 6, a decorated wagon will sit outside Ellicottville Brewing Co. to collect gifts for “Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas” event. The Christmas fundraiser was founded 14 years ago by the late McCarthy. The Rotary Club of Ellicottville and his friends keep the fundraiser going.


The holiday tradition of “Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas” continues Friday at the Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC). Presented by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, the event is open to the public beginning at 6 p.m. at EBC, 28 Monroe St. Featuring local restaurants serving a variety of Irish dishes, guests will have the opportunity to explore the “Taste of Ireland” taking them on an amazing culinary tour of the Emerald Isle. The event is complete with Irish music provided by Seanache. Participating restaurants and their dishes include Katy’s Fly-In Restaurant, Irish Stew; Madigan’s, Guinness Mac & Cheese; The Silver Fox, Bangers & Mash; Villaggio, Rueban Pasta; Dina’s, Irish Cream Bread Pudding; Cupcaked, Christmas Cookies; and Ellicottville Brewing Company, Irish Coffee. Upon entering EBC, the first thing guests will see is a table

food, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of auction items including homemade pies, pie boxes, birdhouses and other handcrafted items. Doug Anderson, spokesperson for the Rotary, said local craftsmen Ed Frederickson and Hughey Dunn have volunteered to create unique pie boxes and special furniture. He said some of McCarthy’s creations will be auctioned off as well. The Rotary asks the community to help Santa’s Workshop by making a monetary donation or by bringing an unwrapped gift for those less fortunate. Santa’s Workshop provides gifts and Christmas dinner for families in the Ellicottville area. “In his honor, Bob’s big wagon will be out in front of Ellicottville Brewing first thing Friday morning at 9 a.m. People can drop off unwrapped gifts all day long,” Anderson said. “As much


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Christmas in Ellicottville 2019 is now in the books and it was great weekend. Talking with business owners it seems like one of the best. “We promoted the heck out of the shop small theme and the uniqueness of Ellicottville’s business community”, said Brian McFadden, executive director of the Chamber, “Our Facebook event page reach over 411,000 with 26,000 engagements — that’s people who liked, shared or commented on the post.” Advertising is important, but it takes a community to deliver on the promise. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated, from businesses, volunteers and the staff at the Chamber. “A special thanks to the presenting sponsor Wingate of Ellicottville,” said Barbara Pump the Chamber’s Project Development Manager. “Not only did they help financially but their staff helped over 600 kids make Christmas crafts to take home.” Each year, as a part of Christmas in Ellicottville, restaurants in the village take turns hosting a pancake breakfast with Santa. Over the course of this past Saturday at Finnerty’s and Sunday morning at Villaggio, children and their families got a chance to talk to the Jolly Old Elf one more time before Christmas to express their wants for under

the tree. The breakfast raises donations for the Ellicottville Food Pantry in the form of nonperishable food items and cash donations. This year, on top of all the food donations — and there were a lot — the Food Pantry received a check from cash donations received at the door. Thanks to the staff at both Villaggio and Finnerty’s for donating their time as well as Sysco for donating 2,100 pancakes and syrup and Tops Markets for the plates, utensils, 25 gallons of OJ and over 1,000 cookies. A special thanks to all who attended and donated cash and food items. This entire event was free to the public thanks to the generous sponsorships from our local businesses. Those sponsors were Cupcaked, Alexandra, Ellen Fenton & Co., Ava Grace Fashions, Daff Dry Goods, Gado Gado, Ellicottville Salt Cave, E-Ville Wine & Spirits, Ellicottville Oasis Spa, Silver Fox Steakhouse, Katy’s Café, Ellicottville Brewing Co. and Villaggio. These sponsors are all listed on our new Holiday Shopping Guide to Ellicottville page, where you can make sure all of your shopping is done from your favorite stores and restaurants. Check out their holiday gifts at

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ECS NEWS & SPORTS ECS students celebrate Thanksgiving with school traditions

By Adam Silvernail Student Reporter

Thanksgiving this year was Thursday, Nov. 28, and in Ellicottville, students had three-and-a-half days off, with Tuesday being a half-day. Many students had been looking forward to this break, as they do for every break, and I’m sure the teachers had been too. For the past month, Thanksgiving themed assignments and projects have been lining the halls in Ellicottville Central. There are multi-colored math turkeys outside the algebra room, Thanksgiving-esque lunches in the cafeteria and don’t even get me started on the elementary wing. Of course, it’s like this for every holiday. Halloween was of the same effect and Christmas will be even more so. Though, at least these holidays offer excuses to change things up a bit and make things a little more interesting. Depending on which classes you were in, Monday and Tuesday were either really chill or really stressful. Teachers typically use these kinds of incredibly short weeks to either load up students with homework and/or tests or take the

time to plan the next few weeks while putting some kind of busywork in front of the students. Or, if they’re lucky, teachers will just throw on a movie or give you a study-hall. I had my share of both of those classes. There was a test in Algebra and an English assignment about college, and in Microcomputer Applications and U.S. History, we were ahead of schedule so we had a study hall. Several students planned to go other places for the holiday. Both Bryce Cutler and Ryan DeKay said they were going to their grandparents’ houses. It seems that this is a popular place to have Thanksgiving dinner. It serves as a place of neutral ground if you don’t exactly like your siblings, and if your grandparents’ house is where you used to live when you were a child, the flood of nostalgia will pair well with the tryptophan from all that turkey. “I’m going to Great Wolf Lodge over the break,” Bryce Wood said. Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor waterpark/resort. This long break does serve as a chance to take a vacation, as long as you don’t mind eating a Thanksgiving dinner away from home.

Discussing politics at Thanksgiving is something many families do, and is the case with Bryce Butler. “It’s usually the part of my family that lives on a farm and the part that lives in the city arguing,” he said. With parts of the family that live in two drastically different areas, arguing about politics is probably pretty hard to avoid. However, both Ryan DeKay and Bryce Wood said their families don’t discuss politics. During dinner, everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving dish. Ryan DeKay’s favorite is mashed potatoes and Bryce Wood said he enjoys the stuffing, but Bryce Butler’s was a bit hard to describe. “I don’t know the name of it, but it’s like a bunch of cutup mandarin oranges put in some cream and cooked,” he explained. Over the Thanksgiving break, people all across America add extra holes in their belts, students relax and prepare for the stretch of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas and on Thursday, we all enjoy a nice dinner.

Rowland’s doubledouble lifts Eagles in opener at Silver Creek

Experienced Eagles expect to contend for another league title

By Sam Wilson For what could have been considered a transition year, the Ellicottville boys basketball team still had plenty of success last winter. The Eagles again won their league, the CCAA East II division, with a perfect 10-0 record and finished 14-8 overall. For a team with just one returning starter and a core of mostly juniors and sophomores, it showed some sustained success for coach Dave McCann’s team. Now, most of that team, four out of five starters and seven players overall, return with expectations just as high, if not higher. Jordan Grinols and Nik Logel are expected to lead the team as seniors, as are a trio of returning starter juniors. “Wyatt Chudy, Clayton Rowland and Leif Jimerson all played a ton of minutes last year for us as well,” McCann said. “So Clayton is a pretty vocal leader and leads by example, Wyatt is a hard worker and Leif brings a lot of energy to practice as well. So those are kind of our core guys right now. “Four of my five starters last year are back and really six of my top seven last year are all back. Then we have some other guys who came along throughout the course of the year. Out of those (seven), six played pretty significant minutes, and we have a few kids up from the JV that played a lot of minutes down on JV last year and are looking to contribute right away.” Jimerson averaged a team-high 13.6 points last year, while Rowland was second with 10.4 per game. Leadership for the more experienced Eagles includes working with

Ellicottville’s Clayton Rowland (22) puts in a basket during a Section 6 playoff game against Bennett last season.

younger players and taking ownership of the team, McCann said. “These first couple of weeks, our gym time has been a little tight so we’ve had to practice with our JV guys,” he said, “so that’s a lot of kids in the gym every night for practice and they’re doing a good job of, kind of laying out what the expectation should be for those younger guys to follow and how to do drills and how to do them the right way. So they’re sort of taking ownership over that quite a bit and so far they’re doing a good job with it and it helps having that many guys return because they know my expectations for them and we’re not feeling each other out quite as much. We know what we have to do to get the job done and I think we all have a pretty common goal.” While working on their game on the court, McCann also has the Eagles focused on some intangible aspects of the sport to stay positive, no matter what the season throws at them. “We’re just trying to work out some of the kinks right now in execution in our half-

court game,” McCann said. “We’re working a lot on just consistent body language and being positive and not letting mistakes get to us, so we’re trying to sharpen our mental toughness a little bit this year. Those have been the focuses early, don’t get down if you make a mistake. Get right back on the next play and be positive, be a leader, be a good teammate. (In our scrimmage), I felt we had some moments where we did a lot of that. They feed off of each other’s energy and when that energy’s positive, a lot of good things can happen. So our goal has been just have them being as positive as possible.” So far, McCann has been encouraged by the Eagles’ energy in practice. “It’s always tough to get them, especially the football guys, coming off of a tough loss up at the stadium and having to turn right around and start a new sport,” he said. “That’s usually a tough thing but I think the kids handled it well, they were excited first day, first few days and they brought pretty good energy every day at practice. We’re working a

business. Creative Oceanic Events, sponsor of the banquet, contacted Nelson as one of the finalists a couple of months ago. She was nominated based on the testimony of her clients and local businesses along with pictures of her events. Nelson mentioned tough the competition was, especially because most of the wedding companies were based out of New York City. Nevertheless, she came out on top, contributing her success to her “motivation and relationship with the community.” “I believe one of the reasons I won the award is because of my community involvement. My husband and I host many different activities and fundraisers for various reasons in Ellicottville,” Nelson explained. “The past two Julys, we held a Christmas in July fundraiser to help

fund the Ellicottville Ski tree and the Santa Sherriff Program, which hosts Christmas for needy families in Cattaraugus County.” Nelson said her latest goal is to bring a Children’s Museum to Ellicottville. The 2019 New York Wedding Planner of the Year is not the only recognition Nelson has, as she has also been recognized as the 2019 and 2020 The Knot Best of Weddings, Weddings Wire Couples Choice Awards 2019, Wedding Chicks 2019 and recognized in the 2019 Wedding Chicks National Blog. She is also a member of the Buffalo Indie Wedding Bridal Group and a participant in the WNY Love to Love Pledge. “As part of this pledge, I promise not to discriminate,” Nelson mentioned. “A lot of businesses refuse to work with the LGBTQ+

little bit harder each day. We’re relatively healthy, which is always good, a couple nicks and bumps here and there but nothing that seems long-term or that we won’t have guys back. Overall it’s been a pretty good start to the season, I’ve been really happy with the way they’ve looked and what they’ve brought to practice so far.” The Eagles began the season with December non-league play on Tuesday, visiting Silver Creek and defeating the Black Knights 54-42. Then they’ll play at Gowanda on Friday, with home games next week against Silver Creek and Southwestern. Ellicottville will again play in the Joe DeCerbo Memorial Tournament (formerly the IAABO) at St. Bonaventure in a bracket with Portville, Salamanca and Franklinville Dec. 21-22. Ellicottville will hope the tough non-league schedule leads to another strong league year and a high seed in the playoffs. “Our goal every year is to try to win the league,” McCann said. “Last year we were fortunate enough to win all of our league games and I think that’s kind of our goal again this year, start by winning the league and we’ll see what happens. C2 is pretty competitive this year with a lot of good teams scattered throughout, obviously, you have Randolph coming back as the C2 champion and everyone’s trying to get to them. But there’s a lot of good teams in the C2 so we just have to make sure we’re putting ourselves in the best position to be in a good playoff spot and be playing our best basketball at that point.”

Clayton Rowland had a big double-double of 13 points and 20 rebounds to spark Ellicottville in a season-opening boys basketball victory at Silver Creek on Tuesday, 54-42. Logan Grinols notched a game-high 20 points for the Eagles (1-0), who outscored SC 17-4 over the final quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a double-digit win. Leif Jimerson added 11 points for Ellicottville. For Silver Creek, Sam Braidich had 19 points. GIRLS BASKETBALL Clymer 49, Ellicottville 33 Emma Wiggers scored 17 and Mikala Einink added 12 in a season-opening victory for Clymer Monday. Emilee Ruiz scored a team-high 12 points for Ellicottville (0-1), while Evelyn Nuzzo had 11 points. “We put up a good fight in the second quarter,” ECS coach Chelsea Cole said. “We were showing we were playing like a team. So it

ECS SPORTS SCHEDULE SATURDAY 12/7 V Girls Basketball: vs. TBD, at ACE Tournament in Portville MONDAY 12/9 Bowling: Hinsdale, at Central Lanes, 3:30 p.m. Mod Girls Basketball: at Portville, 5 p.m. JV Boys Basketball: Olean, 5:30 p.m. JV & V Girls Basketball: at Randolph, 6 & 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY 12/11 Bowling: at Gowanda, at K&L Lanes, 3:30 p.m. JV & V Boys Basketball: Silver Creek, 6 & 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY 12/12 Bowling: Cattaraugus-Little Valley, at Central Lanes, 3:30 p.m. FRIDAY 12/13 Mod Girls Basketball: at Randolph, 4:30 p.m. JV & V Girls Basketball: at Sherman, 6 & 7:30 p.m. JV & V Boys Basketball: Southwestern, 6 & 7:30 p.m.

Ellicottville’s Nelson named NYS Wedding Planner of the Year

By Ginna Hensel

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life,” and that is exactly what Sam Nelson, founder of Ellicottville Events, did. Originally from Olean, Nelson is Western New York-born and raised. She has lived in Ellicottville for the past five years where she fell in love with the quaint town and the community. Nelson originally began her career in a corporate field, but when planning her ‘80s themed wedding with her husband John, she discovered her love for event planning. Nelson was recently recognized as the 2019 New York Wedding Planner of the Year in a banquet held Nov. 20 on Long Island. Here the best of the businesses and professionals in the wedding world gathered to recognize the best in the wedding

went well, it was a good first game for us.” BOYS BASKETBALL Archbishop Walsh 59, Cattaraugus-LV 46 Xavier Laverty started his 2019-20 boys basketball season with a milestone. Laverty scored 27 points, the fifth of which gave him 1,000 career points, in a victory over CattaraugusLittle Valley on Monday. Also for the Eagles (1-0), Pat Tufino scored 17 points and Max Garvin had 14. Kordell Oakes scored 15 points, while Josh Halterman had 12 points and Nick Savidge had 10 for Cattaraugus-Little Valley (0-1). “It was our first game, so it was a little sloppy,” Walsh coach Andy Moore said. “The middle two quarters we didn’t defend or rebound very well, but the first quarter and the fourth, we played OK. They were very physical, they did a great job of rebounding the ball.”

community, but here at Ellicottville Events, we welcome everyone.” Most importantly, Nelson has the certification to back up her credentials as she is a certified wedding planner through The Bridal Society. “I think it is really important to further your education,” she said, “I wanted to make myself better and get the certification!” Prestigious awards for a prestige woman, consider Ellicottville Events next time you need to plan an event. Ellicottville Events specialize in wedding planning, wedding management, corporate event planning, planning consultations and charity events. Their strong relations with other local vendors make Ellicottville Events a go-to choice. For more information, visit their website at www.

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For the past several decades, traditional core training has included exercises such as sit-ups, back extensions and twist. However, in recent years, isometric core exercise might be a better way to develop core strength and stiffness. Core stiffness is vital for athletes and nonathletes alike because it strengthens muscles, improves muscular

endurance and reduces low back pain and boosts performance. Greater core stiffness transfers strength and speed to the limbs, increases the load-bearing capacity of the spine and protects internal organs during movements. A landmark study by Benjamin Lee and Stuart McGill in 2015 and published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, showed that isometric exercises for the core

resulted in greater core stiffness than performing whole-body exercises that were formally the go-to for building strong core muscles. Some of the Isometric Core exercises for all individuals desiring a stiffer core include planks, bird dogs, side-bridges, Swiss ball exercises and rows and presses using the TRX. For the competitive athlete, there are dynamic core exercises such as

curl-ups, Superman’s, lateral medicine ball throws and rotational medicine ball throws, just to name a few. And, for what it’s worth, the old advice of “suck in your gut and stand up straight” is also sound and proven to be an isometric way of keeping your core strong. Just don’t hold your breath while doing it or for that matter any core exercise. None of this means that if you are doing whole-

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body dynamic exercises that you are wasting your time or not building a stronger core and body. All this study suggests is that isometric exercises build better stiffness. So continue to train and to train smart. Never hesitate to ask a professional for help with form and function. There is no “dumb question” in the fitness industry that is constantly evolving.

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the living nativity. The Christmas Stroll is an old-fashioned holiday celebration to remember, so don’t miss the opportunity to see one of Ellicottville’s most beloved traditions to ring in the season. Schedule of Events 4 to 5:30 p.m. — Santa and his elves at Villagio

4 to 5:30 p.m. — Cookies at Katy’s Cafe 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. — Wagon Rides in front of gazebo 4:30 p.m. — Rein Dog Parade down Washington Street 5:30 p.m. — Ellicottville school band at the gazebo 6 p.m. — Living Nativity at the gazebo with jazz choir accompanying

Ellicottville Solar Amendment public hearing well attended

By Caitlin Croft

The November meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board opened with a public hearing regarding the proposed solar amendment. Currently, in the zoning there is no mention of solar, which makes it not permitted in all zoning districts. A company had approached the town about a potential solar farm to be located off Sommerville Valley. From this presentation, the board charged a solar committee to look into potential options. After the committee reported back to the board their thoughts and the board charged the planning board with one representative from the town board and zoning board of appeals to draft a proposed amendment. The amendment touches on three classes of solar projects: Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. Tier 1 are small scale and the power is used onsite these would be allowed in all districts. Tier 2 would consist of groundmounted units not to exceed 2,000 square feet and for onsite consumption. They would be

allowed in the Agricultural Residential (AR) district and Low Density (LD) district. With a Special Use Permit (SUP) they are permitted in the remaining districts. The last, Tier 3, are solar farms or utility-scale projects. They would only be allowed in AR and LD districts excluding the sewer & water district with a SUP. These types of solar are used for offsite consumption, i.e. the power generated in sent back into the system. There are some guidelines, such as the layout must follow the natural grade of the land, 100foot front, side and rear setbacks, decommissioning plan and bond or form of securing payment, no advertising, all power lines be underground and more. The goal is to promote solar initiatives without it disturbing the character of this rural community. Lastly, note if zoning requirements are not put into place a project could increase the size of the solar farm and go over the head of the town board and planning board.

The public sentiments spoke to mainly visual impacts and concerns of diminishing property value for surrounding parcels. It was asked if a 100 foot setback is enough to offset any visual impacts. “We moved to a dead-end road to enjoy the views,” stated Patrick Burke. There was a question of how much say surrounding neighbors had regarding projects. They were advised that just as they are here now voicing their opinion this is regarding the amendment only, not an actual proposed project. If legislation is put into place and applications come in, decisions will be made on a case by case basis and there will be separate public hearings for each project when they come in. There were some that are not opposed to solar but feel it needs to be cautiously looked at. After discussion on how to proceed with the Solar Zoning Amendment, the town board voted to send the amendment back to the planning board for further review.

West Rose opens in Ellicottville with grand opening celebration By Deb Everts A new restaurant has opened in the heart of Ellicottville. The West Rose, at 23 Washington St., held its grand opening celebration Thursday, Dec. 5, after press time. Executive Chef Brad Rowell and his wife, Caryn, co-own the new establishment along with a longtime friend, Anthony Petrilli, who is the chef at West Rose. Brad Rowell said The Grange Community Kitchen, in Hamburg, was their first restaurant and he will be splitting his time between the two restaurants and cooking at both places. “We opened the Grange about threeand-a-half years ago in 2016,” he said. “Prior to that, I was the chef at the Elm Street Bakery, also in Hamburg. Caryn was the general manager there, but we met long before that because we are both from Hamburg.” Rowell said they had been looking at different options for a second restaurant and had several reasons for choosing this location in Ellicottville. One is he grew up in Hamburg and is familiar with Ellicottville because he has been coming to the resort town for skiing and other events his whole life. Another reason was it’s close proximity to Hamburg where he and his wife, Caryn, currently reside. “I really love the community and I wanted to be more a part of Ellicottville, so I came down here, found this location and really fell in love with it,” he said. “We decided that the building, the location and the town would be a good fit for us.” The couple has a four-year-old daughter, Louise Rose, the namesake of the restaurant, West Rose. Rowell said, like their other restaurant, the West Rose will serve simple, seasonal food highlighting local produce and responsibly raised meat. Their smoked brisket with house-made hummus won the award for “Best Entrée” at this year’s Taste of Ellicottville food festival juried competition.

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‘Finding Chika’ Photo by Deb Everts After months of public anticipation, the West Rose has opened at 23 Washington St. in Ellicottville. The new restaurant held a grand opening Dec. 5. Shown is co-owner and Executive Chef Brad Rowell.

“We’ll have a menu with the same philosophy of cooking seasonally and taking what’s available throughout the year with local produce and meat,” he said. “I think the dishes on the menu will be affordable and a good value.” Rowell said the menu could include items like a Margarita Pizza that costs $13 or a Squash Salad for $8, so it’s a pretty good value and it’s the same at the Grange. “We try to make the menu and the drink menu affordable to a broad audience,” he said. “There are some more affordable things like you’ll be able to get a beer for $4 or $5, but we’ll also have things that are kind of geared toward someone who wants to spend a little more money, like expensive whiskeys and wines by the bottle.” According to Rowell, he and Caryn are managing both places together. Petrilli is at the West Rose full-time running the kitchen, and there is a director of operations working at both restaurants. They also have a floor manager and a bar manager at the new restaurant. Before it became a restaurant, the space underwent extensive renovations. Much of the interior is simple and white that gives it a crisp, clean look with a Southwest/Tuscany Mediterranean feel. A white, woodfired oven is a focal point downstairs, and a balcony has been added off the

second floor to create more dining space. “Caryn is the designer, decorator and visionary. She designed both restaurants and worked closely with the key people and contractors,” he said. “She’s also the behind-the-scenes person who takes care of the human resources and managing part of the business, while Anthony and I are behind the food.” There are a lot of different people who are focused just on West Rose. According to Rowell, they have an experienced team at both places with about 42 employees at the West Rose alone. The West Rose will serve dinners Thursday through Sunday nights from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Weekend brunches will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rowell trained at the French Culinary Institute, in New York City, now called the International Culinary Center. He has about 20 years of experience in the food industry and has been an executive chef for about six years. While in New York, he worked at a number of restaurants before moving out west to Colorado for six years where he worked in restaurants in Boulder and Denver. He moved back to Western New York and has worked in several local restaurants.

by Mitch Albom

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and selfassured, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age 5, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something no doctors in Haiti can help her with. Mitch and Janine Albom bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a twoyear, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. This biography is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, or you can download for free as an eBook or eAudiobook version to your own device using your library card!

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same shall bethe maintenance Review Act (“SEsystem upgrades the construction of “Special Meeting the components of ings and facilities QRA”), a thorough bay, driversʼ room, including a new improvements and and Vote”) will be the Project (as gen- come due and (and the sites review of the payable; and be it public address sys- restrooms, and upgrades to, variheld on Tuesday, erally described in thereof), to impleProjectʼs potential further workstations; and tem, visual indicatDecember 10, 2019 ous District buildthe Project Plan) ment various environmental imEmployment / ors tied into the fire an electrical backup may be reallocated RESOLVED, that ings and facilities in the foyer of the health, safety, pacts Legals has been unthe New York State accessibility and generator. 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Additionscan voting mation, revision or limited by) the (2nd shift) and SEQRA review and extent received, be area behind the by the State Educaal renovations and chines) upon the supplementation is Project Plan that Substitute Bus findings has been applied to offset Bus Garage, and tion Department in upgrades are antiproposition hereinin the best inwas referred to in Drivers. Applicaprovided in a Negand reduce the installing a new connection with any cipated to include after set forth. Polls terests of the Disthe public notice of tions are available ative Declaration. amount of taxes sidewalk and stairs significant capital interior stairs at the for the purpose of trict and (2) the agthe vote on this on the district webNOTICE IS herein authorized to at the front of the improvements main lobby, Elevoting will be kept gregate amount to Proposition, and to site ([www.ellicotHEREBY be levied. Bus Garage. The project, and varimentary School open between the be expended for expend therefor an FURTHER GIVEN]w NOTICE IS foregoing componous other measwindow and mahours of 1:00 p.m. the Project shall not amount not to exww.ellicottvillecentthat applications for ents of the Project and 8:00 p.m., pre- ures that are gener- sonry restoration, exceed $8,400,000 HEREBY ceed $8,400,000; absentee ballots or by Legals Legals Legals Legals Legals Legals Legals (or so much thereElementary School vailing time, on that ally described in and (3) no material FURTHER GIVEN (b) a tax is hereby may be obtained at phoning 716-699that such Proposiof as can be acgymnasium floor (but are not to be day. In the event change shall be voted in an amount the office of the 2368 (ext. 1300). complished within replacement, and limited by) the that the Districtʼs made in the overall tion No. 1 shall apnot to exceed District Clerk Please mail comthe overall budget possible hazardwritten plan for the schools are closed scope and nature of pear on the scan$8,400,000 to finbetween the hours pleted applications nable ballot sheets for the Project, ous materials Project that was on December 10, the Project; and be ance the estimated of 7:30 a.m. and to: Ellicottville to be utilized for once the construcabatement. Securprepared by the 2019 due to emerit further maximum cost of 4:00 p.m., prevailCentral School, voting on such Pro- the Project, such tion bids are reity improvements District with the gency or inclement RESOLVED, that a ing time, except ATTN: Melissa position No. 1 in ceived) are to be are anticipated to weather (or for any assistance of SEI tax is hereby voted tax to be levied and Saturdays, Sawicki, 5873 substantially the fol- collected in installundertaken at an include new securDesign Group (the other reason), the to finance the esSundays and holiRoute 219, Ellicotlowing abbreviated estimated maximity hardware at the “Project Plan”), date of the Special timated maximum ments in such days. Completed tville, NY 14731. form: um cost of main entry. Prowhich is available Meeting and Vote cost of the Project years and in such applications must posed site work up- $8,400,000, and for public inspecwill be changed, in an amount not to PROPOSITION be received by the amounts as shall will include the pur- exceed $8,400,000, NO. 1—CAPITAL tion in the offices of grades at the Main without further noDistrict Clerk at be determined by Legals IMPROVEMENTS Building are anticip- chase of original the District Clerk, tice, to the date on such tax to be the Board; (c) in an- least seven days PROJECT, 2019 furnishings, equipbefore the Special ated to include such work being which the Districtʼs levied and collecticipation of such Meeting and Vote, YES NO ment, machinery pavement reconanticipated to inschools are next ted in installments tax, obligations of NOTICE OF if the ballot is to be Shall the following clude, without limit- struction at the rear and apparatus rein such years and the District are SPECIAL SCHOOL open. mailed to the voter, quired in connecation and to the ex- parking lot, PROPOSITION in such amounts as resolution be adop- hereby authorized DISTRICT MEETor on the day beted, to-wit: tion with the purElementary School tent as and where NO. 1--CAPITAL shall be determto be issued in the ING AND VOTE fore the Special RESOLVED, that poses for which parking lot, and bus required, the IMPROVEMENTS ined by the Board; aggregate principal -------------------------Meeting and Vote, (a) the Board of such buildings, faloop with regrading, particular items PROJECT, 2019 and be it further amount of not to ELLICOTTVILLE if the ballot is to be Education (the cilities and sites are drainage, and lightdescribed below. Shall the following RESOLVED, that in exceed $8,400,000, CENTRAL used, and all anciling improvements; Proposed renovaresolutions be adanticipation of such “Board”) of the and a tax is hereby issued personally to SCHOOL Ellicottville Central lary or related work tax, obligations of tions to the existing main entrance exopted, to-wit: voted to pay the in- the voter. The list of DISTRICT all persons to School District, required in connecterior stair and sideK-12 main school RESOLVED, that the District (includterest on such obCATTARAUGUS whom absentee Cattaraugus tion therewith, and walk upgrades; athbuilding (the “Main the Board of Eduing, without limitaligations as the COUNTY, NEW ballots shall have County, New York the Board is authorletic fields drainage Building”) are antication (the “Board”) tion, serial bonds, same shall beYORK been issued will be (the “District”) is ized to expend improvements; new cipated to include of the Ellicottville statutory installcome due and payThe Board of available for inhereby authorized therefor, including storm water piping reconfiguration and Central School Disment bonds and/or able; and (d) New Education of the spection, in the ofto undertake a for preliminary to upgrades to the highway; and the kittrict, Cattaraugus lease/purchase obYork State Building Ellicottville Central fice of the District Capital Improvecosts and costs ina new water well for chen, including the County, New York ligations) are Aid funds expected School District, Clerk, between the ments Project, cidental thereto and an auxiliary water installation of (the “District”), is hereby authorized to be received by Cattaraugus hours of 7:30 a.m. 2019 (the “Project”) in connection with supply. Proposed equipment such as hereby authorized to be issued in the the District are anti- and 4:00 p.m., preCounty, New York consisting of the the financing therebuilding work at the a cooler, freezer, to undertake a aggregate principal cipated to offset a (the “District”) vailing time, until reconstruction and of, an amount not Districtʼs bus garand dishwasher; Capital Improveamount not to exsubstantial part of HEREBY GIVES the day set for votrenovation of, and to exceed the esage (the “Bus Garcafeteria; loading ments Project, ceed $8,400,000, such costs, and ing, except for SatNOTICE that a age”) is anticipated timated maximum and a tax is hereby the construction of such funds, to the urdays, Sundays special meeting and 2019 (the “Project”) dock; and improvements and cost of $8,400,000, to include a new managerʼs office; a consisting of the voted to pay the inextent received, and holidays. No vote of the qualiupgrades to variprovided that the roof; renovations new roof; and varireconstruction and terest on such obshall be applied to absentee ballot will fied voters of the ous District builddetailed costs of and upgrades to ous building renovation of, and ligations as the offset and reduce be canvassed unDistrict (the ings and facilities the components of the maintenance system upgrades the construction of same shall bethe amount of taxes less it is received “Special Meeting (and the sites the Project (as gen- come due and bay, driversʼ room, including a new improvements and herein authorized to prior to 5:00 p.m., and Vote”) will be thereof), to impleerally described in public address sys- restrooms, and upgrades to, varipayable; and be it be levied. prevailing time, on held on Tuesday, ment various the Project Plan) workstations; and tem, visual indicatfurther NOTICE IS December 10, December 10, 2019 ous District buildhealth, safety, ors tied into the fire an electrical backup may be reallocated RESOLVED, that ings and facilities HEREBY 2019, in the office in the foyer of the among such comgenerator. Proalarm system, in(and the sites the New York State accessibility and FURTHER GIVEN of the District Clerk, Elementary School Code compliance ponents, or such posed site work at formation technothereof), at an esBuilding Aid funds that an Environ5873 Route 219 Building at 5873 measures and varicomponents may logy equipment tied the Bus Garage is timated maximum expected to be reSouth, Ellicottville, mental AssessRoute 219 South, ous other measbe deleted, revised ceived by the Disanticipated to incost of $8,400,000, into a new electricNew York. ment Form has Ellicottville, New or supplemented if clude the addition al backup generatto implement varitrict are anticipated ures that are inbeen completed for Dated: October 8, York, at 1:00 p.m., (1) the Board shall 2019 of gates at the or, light switches, ous health, safety, to offset a substan- cluded and generall of the anticipprevailing time, for Ellicottville, New ally described in determine that such tial part of such south end of the and ventilation in accessibility and ated work involved the purpose of votYork (but are not to be reallocation, deleparking area, upthe computer wirCode compliance costs, and such in the Project, ing (by electronic BY ORDER OF limited by) the tion, revision or grading the parking ing closet. Additionmeasures required funds shall, to the which constitutes scan voting maTHE BOARD OF supplementation is area behind the by the State Educa- al renovations and extent received, be Project Plan that an Unlisted action chines) upon the was referred to in in the best inBus Garage, and upgrades are antition Department in applied to offset under the State En- EDUCATION proposition hereinthe public notice of terests of the Disinstalling a new and reduce the vironmental Quality OF THE after set forth. Polls connection with any cipated to include ELLICOTTVILLE the vote on this interior stairs at the sidewalk and stairs trict and (2) the ag- amount of taxes significant capital Review Act (“SEfor the purpose of CENTRAL Proposition, and to gregate amount to at the front of the main lobby, Eleimprovements herein authorized to QRA”), a thorough voting will be kept SCHOOL expend therefor an be expended for Bus Garage. The mentary School project, and varibe levied. review of the open between the DISTRICT amount not to exthe Project shall not foregoing componwindow and maous other measNOTICE IS Projectʼs potential hours of 1:00 p.m. CATTARAUGUS ceed $8,400,000; exceed $8,400,000 HEREBY ents of the Project environmental imand 8:00 p.m., pre- ures that are gener- sonry restoration, COUNTY, (b) a tax is hereby and (3) no material (or so much thereElementary School ally described in FURTHER GIVEN pacts has been unvailing time, on that NEW YORK voted in an amount change shall be of as can be acgymnasium floor (but are not to be that such Proposidertaken, it has day. In the event By: Melissa Sawicki not to exceed made in the overall tion No. 1 shall apcomplished within replacement, and limited by) the been found that the that the Districtʼs District Clerk $8,400,000 to finscope and nature of the overall budget possible hazardwritten plan for the pear on the scanProject will not resschools are closed ance the estimated the Project; and be for the Project, ous materials Project that was nable ballot sheets ult in a significant on December 10, maximum cost of it further once the construcabatement. Securprepared by the to be utilized for adverse impact on 2019 due to emerRESOLVED, that a tion bids are reity improvements District with the voting on such Pro- the Project, such the environment, gency or inclement tax to be and are tax is hereby voted ceived) are to be are anticipated to Alllevied meetings at a 7 reasoned p.m. unless otherwise noted. position No. 1 in and weather (or for any assistance of SEI Continued from front page in installto finance the esundertaken at an include new securDesign Group (the substantially the fol- collected elaboration of the other reason), the Mansfield Great Valley Ashford ments in such timated maximum estimated maximity hardware at the “Project Plan”), lowing abbreviated SEQRA review and date of the Special as we appreciate the gifts, we’re focusing more on monetary “The event was Bob’s brainchild and he suggested they (3rd Monday) (2nd Monday) (2nd Wednesday) years and in such cost of the Project um cost of main entry. Prois available form: findings has been Meeting and Vote in which donations because, thepublic past, it’s been tough to physically auction off pies. Frominwhat I’ve heard, everyone said he amounts as shall an amount not to $8,400,000, and posed site work upfor inspecPROPOSITION provided in a NegOtto Humphrey East Otto will be changed, be determined by will include the it purgrades at fithe tiongifts in the offices of for match unwrapped with people a good t.” Main was crazy and wouldexceed never $8,400,000, work, but hereNO. we1—CAPITAL are 14 years ative Declaration. withoutthose further no(3rd Tuesday) (2nd Monday) (2nd Tuesday) 6pm the Board; (c) in an- NOTICE such tax to be fundraiser chase he of original Building anticip- later,” the District Clerk,more fl IMPROVEMENTS IS According toon Anderson, they have exibilityare with said. “It’s such a wonderful for the tice, to the date Salamanca City Little Valley Town Ellicottville Town ticipation of such levied and collecfurnishings, equipated to include such work being PROJECT, 2019 HEREBY which the Districtʼs monetary donations, so they can get the proper items and Rotary Club’s Ellicottville Foundation for Youth to benefi t tax, obligations of ted in installments ment, machinery pavement reconanticipated to inYES NO FURTHER GIVEN (2nd Wednesday) (2nd Monday) (3rd Wed) 6pm schools are next sizes needed. He said clude, any gifts theylimitdon’t use as partatofthe their community.” the District are in such years and andgreater apparatus restruction rear the without Shall the following applications for open. Salamanca Town Little Valley Village Ellicottville Village that in such amounts as resolution quired in connecparking lot, ation and to the exprogram will be donated to the Sheriff’s Santa Program, The Rotary Club’s Ellicottville Foundation for Youth be helps adop- hereby authorized absentee ballots PROPOSITION (2nd Tuesday) (2nd Tuesday) (2nd Mon) 6pm to be issued in the shall be determtion with the purElementary School tent as and where ted,Ellicottville. to-wit: may be obtained at which has worked out well in the past. fund Santa’s Workshop and family support for NO. 1--CAPITAL aggregate principal ined by the Board; poses for which parking lot, and bus required, the RESOLVED, that the office of the IMPROVEMENTS Someone once asked McCarthy how thisloop event began, to Adults and children living in the Ellicottville(a)area will amount of not to and be it further with regrading, such buildings, faparticular items the Board of District Clerk PROJECT, 2019 answer, which he would “I lovebelow. doing Irish drainage, Christmas, which benefi tand from Santa’s Workshop, which is funded by the Irish exceed $8,400,000, between the hours RESOLVED, that in cilities sites are and lightdescribed Education (the Shall the following and a tax is hereby of 7:30 a.m. and anticipationwho of such is a night ofbeIrish I don’trenovaknow how the magic gets Christmas started passed“Board”) away inof2016. used, and all ancil-by McCarthy ing improvements; Proposed the resolutions ad- magic. voted to pay the in- 4:00 p.m., prevailtax, obligations lary or related work main entrance exthebeauty existingof it.” Ellicottvillegoing. Central there, it just does. tions That’stothe The Rotary Club of Ellicottville keepsof the fundraiser opted,but to-wit: Mary RC Church, Ellicottville terest onHoly suchName ob- ofing the District (includrequired in connecterior stair and sideK-12 main school School District, time, except RESOLVED, thatgenerosity live on through this unique His spirit and There’s no admission charge tolimitathe event. Tickets are $5 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 ligations as the ing, without tion therewith, and walk upgrades; athbuilding (the “Main Cattaraugus Saturdays, the Board ofAnderson EduSat. Vigil Mass 5pm fundraiser. said McCarthy was passionate dish. For at 989same shall be- Sun. Holy tion,more serialdetails, bonds,call Anderson thesample Board each is authorletic fieldsabout drainage to County, New York Sundays Mass and 8amholi&10:30am cation (the “Board”) Building”) are antitaking care of less fortunate people, especially youth. 7169, or visit online at or Facebook. come due and paystatutory installized to expend improvements; new cipated to include (the “District”) is days. Completed of the Ellicottville able; and (d) New ment bonds and/or therefor, including hereby authorized applications must Ellicottville St. John’s Episcopal Church, Central School Dis- reconfiguration and storm water piping York State Building lease/purchase ob- to undertake a upgrades to the kit- to the highway; and for preliminary Washington and Jefferson be received by the Sts. trict, Cattaraugus 945-1820, Aid funds expected ligations) are a new water well for costs and costs inchen, including the Capital ImproveDistrictServices Clerk at5pm Sat County, New York to be received by cidental thereto and hereby authorized an auxiliary water installation of ments Project, least seven days (the “District”), is arePaul’s anti- Lutheran to be issued in the in connection with supply. Proposed equipment such as 2019 (the “Project”) the DistrictSt. before theChurch, Special Ellicottville hereby authorized Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 A Calendar of Events forwork Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities cipated to offset a6360 Meeting principal consisting of the financing there- aggregate building at the the a cooler, freezer, and Vote, to undertake a Thrive part Alive Contemporary Worship Service Sun 9am, substantial of amount not to exof, an amount not Districtʼs bus garand dishwasher; reconstruction and if the ballot is to beSun 11am Capital ImproveTraditional Worship Service Dec. 7 Dec. 6-8 such costs, and ceed $8,400,000, to exceed the esage (the “Bus Garcafeteria; loading renovation of, and to Bible the voter, Sun Sch.mailed & Adult Study 10am ments Project, such funds, to the and a tax is hereby Stroll dock; and the construction of or on the day beEllicottville Christmas Christmas in Gowanda age”) is anticipated timated maximum 2019 (the “Project”) extent received, United voted to pay the 4:30-7 in- improvements cost of $8,400,000, managerʼs office; a to include a new and fore the Special Church, Ellicottville Downtown Ellicottville. p.m. consisting of the shall be applied to Elizabeth terest on such obprovided that the roof; renovations new roof; and variupgrades to variMeeting and and Elk Vote, Sts. reconstruction and Dec. 6 offset 699-4003, and reduceSun Sch, ligations as the detailed costs of and upgrades to begins ous building ous District buildif the ballotin is Sept to be• Worship, 11am renovation of, and 9 Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas the amount of taxes issued personally to same Dec. shall bethe components of the maintenance system upgrades ings and facilities the construction of FirsttoBaptist Church, Great herein authorized come Open due and the Project (as gen- CCE bay, driversʼ including a newin the village. the voter. The list of Valley House (and the sites at Ellicottvilleand Brewing Company Enjoyroom, a improvements 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 be levied. payable; and be it 28 Parkside erally in restrooms, public address systhereof),Drive, to impleall persons to at described Cornell Cooperative Extension, variety of auction items and donate giftsand to upgrades to,Irish vari- dishes, Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm NOTICESun IS Sch. 9:30am further the Project Plan) workstations; and tem, visual indicatment various whom absentee ous buildEllicottville. LearnRESOLVED, about CCE.that Refreshments and door the District McCarthy wagonors fortied Santa’s Workshop. Presented by HEREBY may be reallocated an electrical backup into the fire health, safety, ballots shall have ings and facilitiesEllicottville Rotary. 6 p.m. United Methodist Church, Great Valley prizes. Dec. 2. State Call 699-2377. FURTHER GIVEN 5242 theby New York among such com- RSVP generator. Proalarm system, inaccessibility and been will be Rt.issued 219, 945-4375 (and the sites that an EnvironBuilding Aid funds ponents, or such posed site work at formation technoCode compliance available in6-8 p.m. Sun Sch. 10am,for Worship 11am thereof), at an esmental Assessexpected to be recomponents may logy equipment measures and varispection, in the ofDec. 7 tied the Bus Garage is timated maximum ment FormSolomon’s has be deleted, revised ceived by the Disanticipated to ininto a new electricous other measPorch Ministries, fice of the District Mansfield cost of $8,400,000,Christmas Dec. 10 ingeneratthe Park clude the addition 7705 Toad Hollow 716-560-7767, been completed for Rd, trict are anticipated or supplemented if al backup ures that are inClerk, between the Sat 7pm, Sun 10am toatimplement variand aHoney workshop Allegany State Park and Red all of the anticipto offset substan(1) the BoardHogs, shall Hops of gates at the or, Administration light switches, Building cluded and generhours of 7:30 a.m. ous health, safety, Trinity ated work involved part of suchEllicottville. determine such tialExtension, south end of the and ventilation in p.m. ally described in and 4:00Ashford p.m., preat Cornellthat Cooperative Discussions House Picnic Area. 1-4:30 accessibility and 10377 Dutch Hilltime, Rd., Ashford NY, ph. in the Project, costs, and such with(but reallocation, parking area, upthe computer wirare not to vailing until on tryingdelea new farming enterprise overview of be Code compliance (716)570-5953; divine services 9:45 am Sunday. which constitutes funds shall, to the tion, revision grading or the parking ing closet. Additionlimited by) the the day set for votmeasures required agricultural production in be the region. p.m. Dec. 7 and area behind the an Unlisted action extentoptions received, supplementation is al renovations Project6-8 Plan that ing, except forLittle Sat- Valley Grace Bible Baptist, by the State EducaFreeupgrades Christmas Kickoff under the State 201 En- Rock applied to offset in the best inBus Garage, and are antiwas referred to in urdays, CitySundays Street 257-3645 tion Department in vironmental and reduce the terests of the Disinstalling a new cipated to include the public notice of Dec. 11 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 431 Waverly Street, andSun holidays. No11:0am & 6pm SunQuality Sch 10am, Worship connection with any Review Act (“SEamount of taxes trict and (2) the agsidewalk and stairs interior stairs at the the vote on this absentee ballot will Wed Bible study/prayer svc 7pm Paparazzi Jewelry Sale Springville. Free snacks, games, music, crafts and all children significant capital QRA”), a thorough herein authorized to Proposition, and to gregate amount to at the front of the main lobby, Elebe canvassed unimprovements at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Springville. A portion of sales get to choose their first gift of the season! Free. Call (309) Peace Church, Salamanca review ofOur the Lady of less be levied. be expended for Bus Garage. The mentary School expend therefor an it isRC received project, and varits the BCH 433-5807.2-4 p.m. Broad St., 945-4966 Projectʼs potential 274prior IS Foundation. the Project shall benefi not NOTICE foregoing componwindow and maamount not to exto 5:00 p.m., ous other measSat. Vigil Mass Sun.time, HolyonMass 8:30am & 11am environmental im-4:30 p.m. exceed $8,400,000 HEREBY ents of the Project 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ceed $8,400,000; prevailing ures that are gener- sonry restoration, pacts has been un- December 10, Elementary (b) a tax is hereby Dec. 7 School (or so much there- and (3) no material FURTHER GIVEN ally described in Immanuel Otto has that such Proposichange shall be of as can be acgymnasium floor voted in an amount dertaken, 2019, the office (but are not to Concord be 9037 itOtto-East Otto Rd.,inOtto NY, ph. (716) 570-5953 Country Christmas been found that the tion No. 1 shall apmade in the overall complished within replacement, and not to exceed of the District Clerk, divine services 11:15 am Sunday limited by) the Downtown Springville. Project will not respear on the scanscope and nature of the overall budget possible hazard$8,400,000 to fin5873 Route 219 written plan for the ult in a significant nable ballot sheets the Project; and be for the Project, ous materials ance the estimated South, Ellicottville, Project that was adverse impact on to be utilized for it further once the construcabatement. Securmaximum cost of New York. prepared by the Publisher Jim Bonn the environment, voting on such Pro- the Project, such RESOLVED, that a tion bids are reity improvements Dated: October 8, District with the and a reasoned position No. 1 in tax is hereby voted ceived) are to be are anticipated to tax to be levied and 2019 Advertising Manager Morgan Bonn assistance of SEI elaboration of the substantially the fol- collected in installto finance the esundertaken at an include new securEllicottville, New Design Group (the Managing Kellen M. Quigley SEQRA review and York lowing abbreviated timated maximum estimated maximity hardware at the ments in such Editor “Project Plan”), findings has been form: cost of the Project um cost of main entry. Proyears and in such BY ORDER OF Ginna Hensel which is available Writers Caitlin Croft, Deb Everts, Sam Wilson, provided in a Negin an amount not to PROPOSITION posed site work up- $8,400,000, and amounts as shall THE BOARD OF for public inspecative Declaration. will include the pur- exceed $8,400,000, NO. 1—CAPITAL Graphics Johnson be determinedAubrie by EDUCATION tion in the offices of grades at the Main IMPROVEMENTS such tax to be Building are anticip- chase of original the Board; (c) in an- NOTICE IS OF THE the District Clerk, Contributors Duke, Adam Silvernail, Megan Hartsell HEREBY PROJECT, 2019 levied and collecfurnishings, equipated to include ticipation of such Kim ELLICOTTVILLE such work being FURTHER GIVEN YES NO ted in installments ment, machinery pavement recontax, obligations of CENTRAL anticipated to inthat applications for SCHOOL Shall the following in such years and the District are clude, without limit- struction at the rear and apparatus reabsentee ballots in such amounts as resolution be adop- hereby authorized quired in connecDISTRICT ation and to the ex- parking lot, may be obtained at CATTARAUGUS ted, to-wit: shall be determtion with the purElementary School to be issued in the tent as and where RESOLVED, that ined by the Board; parking lot, and bus poses for which aggregate principal the office of the COUNTY, required, the District Clerk (a) the Board of and be it further loop with regrading, such buildings, faamount of not to NEW YORK particular items drainage, and light- cilities and sites are RESOLVED, that in Education (the exceed $8,400,000, between the hours By: Melissa Sawicki describedPO below. Box 714 • 25 Bristol Lane, Ellicottville 14731 “Board”) of the 7:30 a.m. and anticipation NY of such used, and all anciling improvements; FREE EDITION ONLINE and a taxDIGITAL is hereby of District Clerk Proposed renovaEllicottville Central lary or related work tax, obligations of main entrance exvoted to pay the in- 4:00 p.m., prevailtions to the existing (716) 699-4062 Cellrequired (716) 472-3861 ing time, except School District, the District (includin connecterior stair and•sideterest on such obK-12 main school Saturdays, Cattaraugus ing, without limitation therewith, and walk upgrades; athligations as the © 2019 building (the “Main All content Ellicottville Times Sundays and holiCounty, New York letic fields drainage the Board is author- tion, serial bonds, same shall beBuilding”) are antidays. (the “District”) is statutory installized to expend improvements; new come due and payPublished Every Thursday.Completed Distributed throughout Cattaraugus County cipated to include applications must hereby authorized ment bonds and/or therefor, including able; and (d) New reconfiguration and storm water piping

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Christmas Cantata to be performed Dec. 15

Photo submitted Members of the annual Christmas Cantata rehearse for their music performance set for Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. in Salamanca and 7 p.m. in Ellicottville.

It’s time to mark your calendars and plan to attend this year’s Christmas Production of “Candles and Carols” by Mark Hayes and Pamela Martin. The Ellicottville/ Salamanca Area Combined Choir made up of 35 talented singers will present two concerts for the community on Sunday, Dec. 15. The first concert will be

at 3 p.m. at the Riverside Chapel, 134 Broad St. in Salamanca. The second will begin at 7 p.m. at the Holy Name of Mary Church, 22 Jefferson St. in Ellicottville. The group is once again directed by Annette Ieda from the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. This year’s performances are all about familiar Carols, sung with some audience participation, as we celebrate

the “Hope,” “Peace,” “Joy” and “Love” of the Christmas Season through song and narration and the lighting of candles. What a wonderful way to worship and give praise for this season of light. A free-will offering will be collected to help with our expenses and contribute to the area food banks.

Photos by Ginna Hensel Families and kids of all ages and sizes visited the village last weekend for Christmas in Ellicottville, which included visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides and plenty of shopping.

Great Valley Senior Group to meet Dec. 11

The Great Valley Senior Group will gather for its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Valley Fire Hall. The group includes

residents from the towns of Great Valley, Humphrey, Salamanca, Ellicottville and Mansfield. The potluck luncheon is at 1 p.m. Please bring a dish

to pass and your own place setting. If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please call Yvonne Darts at 301-0030.

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