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HoliMont Ski Resort has not wrapped up its ski season in Ellicottville just yet. April 20 The slopes are closed Easter Egg Hunt this week, April 7–12, at Root 39 Salon but Marketing Director Greg Culver said they will reopen this coming weekend, Saturday, April April 26 13 and Sunday, April 14 Celebrate Arbor Day at for members to have one Nannen Arboretum last “hurrah.” Culver said he’s guessing there will be 12 May 3 - 5 to 18 slopes open, but it Great Valley Fireman’s depends on the weather. Annual Regatta He said they had 38 runs open this past weekend and there is still tons of snow, but only the Expo May 11 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

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(Exhibition) Lift will be running next weekend. As of April 8, he said they still had snow on pretty much 90-percent of the slopes. According to Culver, the length of this year’s ski season at HoliMont was about the same. They were at 115 days which, he said, is pretty close to last year. “We had a small hiccup with our generation plant in the beginning of the season that put us a few days behind in making snow so, when we got the right weather, we really went at it and made a lot of snow,” he said. “We were done making snow

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HoliMont members to hit the slopes one last time this weekend

Photo courtesy HoliMont Ski Resort A photo taken April 8 from a drone shows plenty of snow on the slopes of HoliMont. Members are hoping for one more ski weekend April 13–14.

Town of E’ville Bicentennial planning moving along By Deb Everts

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Photo courtesy of Ellicottville Historical Society Plans for the town of Ellicottville’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2020 are moving along. This vintage photo shows the oldest frame house in Ellicottville, built in 1817. Pictured (From left): Mrs. Anna Skinner Ellis (standing) with Saxton cousins (seated). On the lawn are Albert M. Ellis III and John W. (Sam) Ellis, Jr. who were children of John Webster Ellis and Esther Harns Ellis.

Plans for the Town of Ellicottville Bicentennial are moving along but, with 2020 less than a year away, there is still much to do. The planning committee met March 27 and welcomes anyone who would like to help out. Dawn Westfall, president of the Ellicottville Historical Society, said they had a good crowd of 10 at their last meeting, and there are a few other people who are helping out but can’t get to all the meetings. Westfall said they

established a firmer timeline and schedule of events during this meeting, but it’s still tentative. She said the committee is hoping to coordinate a few of their bicentennial events with some of Ellicottville’s annual activities in 2020. “Winter Carnival/Mardi Gras Weekend is March 14 and 15 next year and Holiday Valley plans to do something to promote the bicentennial during that event,” she said. “A couple of people representing Holiday Valley, Bonnie

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Mangan has success at Easterns! By Caitlin Croft U14 Athletes traveled to Whiteface Mountain again for their Eastern Championships. This race is comprised of the best Alpine racers on the East Coast. It was a three-day event consisting of a Super-G, Giant Slalom and Slalom. Super-G Women: Mary-Catherine Mangan of HoliMont finished in 12th place, Madalyn Cummings (HO) 29th and Leah Smillie (HV) 58th. Men: Buck Rathbun (HO) took 39th, Erik Shattenberg (HV) 40th and Carson Corey (HV) 51st. Giant Slalom Women: Mary-Catherine Mangan (HO) took 16th, Madalyn Cummings (HO) 24th and Leah Smillie (HV) did

Slalom Women: Mary-Catherine Mangan (HO) took 16th, Madalyn Cummings (HO) 18th and Leah Smillie (HV) 44th. Men: Erik Shattenberg (HV) placed 36th, Buck Rathbun (HO) 43rd and Carson Corey (HV) 44th. Sydney Kuder of Holiday Valley was invited to the Francis Piche Memorial which is the U12 Eastern Championships. It is always held at Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire. There she did not finish the Giant Slalom and came in 24th for the Slalom.

headlight, warm clothes and a snack to share for the after ride social sponsored by Western New York Mountain Bike Association. The 5-mile fun ride is for all levels and will last up to two hours, depending on the weather. Riders will find themselves exploring new terrain throughout the Red House side of the park. With the growing popularity of fat bikes, the recreation department wanted to give patrons another way to enjoy the trails. Fat tire bikes will also be available for demos during mountain bike tours in the summer. Fat bikes are the

monster trucks of the bike world. With big tires, typically 3.8 in (97 mm) or wider, they are designed for low pressure to allow riding on soft, unstable terrain, such as snow, sand, bogs and mud. They have been around since the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until frame builders in both Alaska and Mexico began experimenting with different frames, parts and tire widths in the 1990s that “Fat Bikes” were born. For more information contact the Environmental Education and Recreation Dept. at 354-9101 ext. 232 or email AlleganySP@ parks.ny.gov.

Races shape up in 3 of 8 Catt County Legislature districts By Rick Miller

It looks like there will be Republican primaries in June in three of the eight Cattaraugus County Legislature districts. All 17 County Legislature seats will be filled in the November election. Republicans currently control 12 of the 17 Legislature seats. Most Democratic candidates are also running on the Working Families Party, while most Republicans also filed Conservative and Independence party petitions. Republicans fielded candidates in every district, although they only have one candidate in District 5 — the city and town of Salamanca and towns of Coldspring, Great Valley and Red House. Democrats did not field any candidates in District 7 — towns of Hinsdale, Humphrey, Ischua, Olean and Portville. Republican primaries will be in District 8 — the city of Olean; District 1 — the towns of Dayton, New Albion, Otto, Perrysburg and Persia, and District 7. In Olean, three Common Council members — two Republicans and one Democrat — are running for District 8 County Legislature seats. Two other Democratic candidates in District 8 are former Common Council members. Three current legislators are barred from running for re-election because they have served three consecutive four-year terms. In District 8, Republican Legislator James J. Snyder, the County Legislature chairman, and Democrat John Padlo are term-limited, as is District 3 Republican Donna Vickman of Farmersville, the majority leader. Republican Legislator Frank Higgins is the only incumbent seeking re-election in District 8. Higgins and three other Republican candidates — Ward 2 Alderman Kelly Andreano and Ward 7 Alderman Brian George, and Rick Smith, will vie in the June 25 primary. The three Democratic candidates in District 8 are Ward 5 Councilman John Crawford and former Olean councilmen Adam Jester and Gerard LeFeber. Crawford also has the Conservative endorsement. In District 7 incumbent legislators Dan Hale, R-Portville, the vice chairman, and Joseph Snyder, R-Ischua, are being challenged in a Republican primary by Eric Firkel, R-Portville, the former county attorney who resigned last month, and Kip A. Morrow, R-Portville. Firkel and Morrow also have the Independent and Conservative lines. In District 1, a three-way Republican primary will pit incumbent legislators Richard Klancer and Andrew Burr

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not finish. Men: Carson Corey (HV) finished 36th, Erik Shattenberg (HV) 39th and Buck Rathbun (HO) 47th.

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Come enjoy an evening with fellow fat bikers and the Allegany State Park recreation department at 6:30 p.m. April 26. This is a free event. The park’s Environmental Education and Recreation Department will be leading another Fat Bike Fun Ride at the Red House Administration Building with the ride starting at 7 p.m. Check-in will be in the main lobby of the Administration Building. If you are interested in renting a bike for the evening, please call Loud Performance Products at 386-1171. Bikes are limited. Bring a helmet,

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against Constance Johnson, a Perrysburg Republican who is also running on the Democratic ticket with Mary Jo Stuhr, D-Perrysburg. A LIST OF Democrat and Republican candidates, by district, who filed nominating petitions by Thursday’s deadline follows. A “D” denotes a Democratic candidate and “R” denotes Republican. An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent. District 1: Towns of Dayton, New Albion, Otto, Perrysburg and Persia. Mary Jane Stuhr, D-Perrysburg; Constance Johnson, R-Perrysburg; *Andrew Burr, R-Gowanda; *Richard Klancer, R-Gowanda. District 2: Ashford, East Otto, Freedom and Yorkshire. Edward Arnold, D-Yorkshire; Michael Miles, D-Freedom; *Joseph Boberg, R-Delevan; *Richard Helmich Jr., R-Delevan. District 3: Ellicottville, Farmersville, Franklinville, Lyndon, Machias and Mansfield. Sharon Mathe, D-Ellicottville; Colette Schoening, D-Lyndon; *Robert Breton, R-Franklinville; Ginger Schroder, R-Farmersville.

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The Ellicottville Fire Department will hold their annual Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m. April 20at the Village Park, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, it will be at the Ellicottville Fire Department All ages welcome to participate. Organizers will have 2,000 filled plastic eggs as well as special prize eggs in the different age categories who will win chocolate bunnies from Watson’s. Door prize drawings at the end as well.

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between the last week of January to the first week of February.” Culver said it’s hard for people who are passionate about skiing to District 4: Conewango, Leon, Little Valley, Napoli, Randolph and South Valley. give it up until next season. John Hale, D-Randolph; Matthew Ring, “It’s so sad that we still have a D-Randolph; *Howard VanRensselaer, really quality product out there, but R-Randolph; *Norman Marsh, R-Little there’s no demand for it at this point. Valley. People are over winter and they’ve moved on to the next thing. They’re District 5: City and town of Salamanca working in their yards, riding their and towns of Coldspring, Great Valley and bikes and it seems like that’s been the Red House. way of doing things for maybe the *Susan Labuhn, D-Salamanca; *David last five to 10 years,” he said. “When Koch, D-Salamanca; Laurie Hunt, I was younger, we skied until every R-Salamanca. last morsel of snow was gone and you couldn’t slide anymore.” District 6: Towns of Allegany and Culver said, if the weather Carrollton. cooperates, there could be one more *Barbara J. Hastings, D-Allegany; snow event for the general public and *Vergilio “Dick” Giardini, D-Allegany; ski diehards. He said they are hoping Robert Parker, R-Allegany; Donald to do a little park feature event on Benson, R-Allegany. Saturday, May 4. “Basically, we will take some of District 7: Towns of Hinsdale, the terrain park features and push Humphrey, Ischua, Olean and Portville. *Dan Hale, R-Portville; *Joseph Snyder, them down towards the bottom of R-Ischua; Eric Firkel, R-Portville; Kip A. the hill. Then, we’ll just let people Morrow, R-Portville. walk up and slide back down doing rails and other activities,” he said. District 8: City of Olean. “They’ll be allowed to basically go Adam Jester, D-Olean; John Crawford, and have an impromptu rail jam for D-Olean; Gerard LeFeber, D-Olean; about four hours. It’ll be $10 and I *Frank Higgins, R-Olean; Kelly Andreano, think we’ll supply the participants R-Olean; Brian George, R-Olean; Rick with a hot dog and a drink.” Smith, R-Olean.

On Feb. 23, hardy souls set out to conquer the snow on their fat bikes at the “Frosty CX” held at the bottom of the resort’s Sunset area. The new non-skiing event was held for the first time this year. Culver said the event was great and they had a great turnout. He was happy with the participants and even happier with the spectators. “It really went well. We lucked out with the weather and the course held up pretty well. We’ll have the event again next year, for sure. Hopefully, we’ll have good snow again,” he said. “We’ll try to shoot for the same weekend and we plan to add more riders and vendors.” In the meantime, work continues on the downhill trail built for bikes and the hope is to have it finished this summer. Culver said the new bike trail runs from the top of Greer slope down to the main base area. “The plan is to hopefully have the trail done this summer, so we can start getting some bike traffic on it,” he said. “From there, we hope to build more trails on other parts of the hill over by Sunset and WestMont areas. We want to connect them, so people can enjoy HoliMont yearround.”

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over 48 million albums sold and four Grammy Awards, the Doobies continue to perform and record. Today, the core of the band consists of Patrick Simmons, a founding member of the band, on guitars and vocals; Tom Johnston, another founding member, also on guitars and vocals; and John McFee, who joined the band in 1979, on guitars, pedal steel, dobro, fiddle and vocals. In the course of the band’s lifetime, they’ve amassed 10 platinum albums, 14 gold and even a very rare diamond album for their “Best of the Doobies” compilation,

the signature of the band.” The band’s history can be roughly divided into three eras. From 1970 to 1975 it which sold more than 12 featured lead vocalist Tom million copies. Coming out of San Jose, Johnston and a mainstream rock and roll sound with Cali., the late 1960s with elements of folk, country an authentic rock and roll sound built on sweet three- and R&B. Johnston quit the group part harmonies and rootsbased, acoustic flavors, the in 1975, and was replaced Doobies finally hit it big in by Michael McDonald, whose interest in soul music 1971 with their self-titled changed the band’s sound album and never looked until it broke up in 1982. back. The Doobie Brothers “We’re basically an American band — we cover reformed in 1987 with Johnston back in the fold a lot of areas,” Johnston and are still active, with said in a statement on the band’s website. “We cover occasional contributions from McDonald. Every blues, R&B, country, incarnation of the group bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s based on rhythms, emphasized vocal harmonies. rhythm structures, picking “We all have the same and harmonies. That’s been

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ECS SPORTS Eagles looking to develop young baseball players in 2019 By Sam Wilson

team doesn’t appear intimidated by the adjustment to varsity play. “They have experienced it in other sports, whether it be at the varsity or JV level,” he said. “They’re young, but there are some good athletes there. Chudy has played varsity sports already, as well as Clayton Rowland, Logan Grinols did a bit in basketball. They’ve had a little taste of varsity experience (in other sports), but baseball is something where there’s a lot to the game and a lot to learn. So there’s going to be a bit of learning curve for sure.” Senior Steven Rowland, a first/third baseman and pitcher, hit .324 last season and starts the year as Mendell’s most reliable hitter and a leader. “Steven would be the overall leader of our team,” he said. “He’s been with me since (the longest), he’s definitely someone the kids can look up to in that regard. He certainly has the most experience. “As far as stats go from last year, what he’s bringing to the table, we’ll look for him to lead us on offense, that’s for sure.”

There’s no denying it for Chris Mendell: his Ellicottville varsity baseball squad is young and inexperienced. The Eagles return four starters, and two other letterwinners, from last season’s team, which went 7-10 with a first-round playoff loss. In their its two games, Ellicottville started five sophomore and two freshman. “We definitely lack in experience and that’s something we’re going to have to continue to work on,” Mendell said. “I think as they continue to get more reps under their belt, pitching, batting, just normal baseball situations, the better we’ll be. But a lot of these kids are seeing it through their eyes, through their lens for the first time so there’s a bit of a learning curve there. But I’m real happy with the work ethic. They’re eager to learn, which is nice, and they seem interested in baseball.” Those four returning starters are seniors Steven Rowland and Kaleb Pierce and sophomores Wyatt Chudy and Clayton Rowland. And so far, Mendell’s

Meanwhile, a youngster, freshman Lucas Marsh, appears to be Ellicottville’s top pitcher. “The biggest thing, as it is in any season, is pitching,” Mendell said. “We lack big time in that category as far as experience, but I think we’re going to play good defense for the most part. Hitting, we just playe Clymer/ Sherman and they had some really good pitching. Just catching up with the speed of the game as far as they’re a little bit behind in that aspect of it. I guess if I say the key to our season, it would be how well our pitching staff develops. “Defensively, our starting nine is pretty solid out there. I’m pretty confident in us defensively, it’s just how quickly we get our feet underneath us pitching-wise.” After its two seniors, Ellicottville has five juniors: Gabe Hauri, Nate Ploetz, Dan Young, Caleb Adamic and Jordan Peplinski. Ryan DeKay, Harrison Newark, Braedyn Palmatier, Lucas Adams, Brett Kryniski, Wyatt Chudy and Clayton Rowland are the seven sophomores,

while Grinols and Marsh are the two freshmen. At 1-4 so far with a split of two games against CattaraugusLittle Valley and losses to Clymer/ Sherman, Randolph and Salamanca, the Eagles’ youth leads Mendell to say he doesn’t have a defined goal for the season, just to continue improving throughout the spring. ‘Just keep on moving,” he said. “I just told the kids we’re young and our goal is to come to practice hard, work every day and see what we can improve and see where we can land at the end.”

Ellicottville sophomore Wyatt Chudy gets in a defensive position during the Eagles’ season opener at Cattaraugus-Little Valley.

T-Wolves top Ellicottville softball; Eagles edge Cal-Mum

Alex Minnekine had two hits, including a double, and an RBI as Cattaraugus-Little Valley improved to 4-1 with a 10-4 softball win over Ellicottville on Monday. Abby Minnekine added a single and RBI and Lexi Wulf knocked in two runs for the Timberwolves. Lexi Mikowicz and Alexis Shattuck combined to strike out a pair while scattering seven hits with three walks in the circle. For Ellicottville, McKenna Smith (double) had two hits and scored three runs. Ellicottville 12, CaledoniaMumford 11 Ellicottville never trailed in Saturday’s non-league softball matchup with Caledonia-Mumford, but it wasn’t until the final at-bat that the Eagles put away the pesky Raiders.

Linnea Jimerson scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving Ellicottville a wild victory in walk-off fashion. “It was 11-5 going into the top of the seventh,” Eagles coach Matt Finn explained. “They got the bases loaded with two outs, and Maddy DeVore hit a grand slam to make it 11-9. Two batters later, Grace Walker hit a two-run shot to tie the game.” No matter, Ellicottville loaded the bases in the bottom of the frame on a double by Jimerson and a pair of walks. “It was a great game,” Finn said. “The whole time we were thinking it was pretty safe, but they kept battling back. Give credit to my girls — they never got frustrated. They just kept working.” Jimerson and Rachel Frascella

had two hits apiece to lead Ellicottville. Courtney Sexton earned the pitching win, striking out four batters while allowing seven hits and six walks. Cal-Mum’s Bri Raniewicz had three strikeouts, issuing 10 hits and eight walks. Ellicottville 12, Salamanca 5 Cam Earley threw a complete game two-hitter to lead Ellicottville over Salamanca. Early struck out eight and walked eight on Thursday. The Eagle offense was paced by Jocelyn Wyatt, Jenna Hadley and Cam Phinney, who each had two hits. Wyatt and Hadley also drove in two runs each. Makenzie Oakes and Emma Brown had hits for Salamanca (0-2).

T-Wolves edge Eagles, 2-0, on late sacrifice flies

In a game that featured just two runs and four total hits, Kyle Germain and Kodi Colton each hit sixth-inning sacrifice flies to lift C-LV (2-3) on Monday. Germain doubled in the inning and Nick Savidege allowed just two hits in a complete game effort for the Timberwolves. Clayton and Steven Rowland both singled for Ellicottville (1-4), which was hampered by 10 walks. “Both starters threw well,” Eagles coach Chris Mendell said. “The difference was our 10 waks. “We’ve lost some close, low-scoring games, but we’re right there. At this point, we’re just not finishing off games by coming up with the big hit.” Salamanca 5, Ellicottville 3 Lucas McKenna and his brother Jarrett pitched Salamanca to its first

victory since restarting its own varsity baseball program in 2017. Salamanca jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on Thursday, but Ellicottville responded with three in the bottom of the inning. The Warriors added runs in the fourth and seventh, then held off a bases-loaded Ellicottville rally in the seventh, limiting the Eagles to just one run. Lucas McKenna struck out five over the first 5 2/3 innings and went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Harley Hoag was 1-for-2 with an RBI. “They jumped on us early,” said Ellicottville coach Chris Mendell. “Lucas McKenna had a big hit for them in the first inning. I thought the difference for them was Lucas McKenna on the mound. I was impressed. He made some big pitches in key positions for them and kept them in

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the game.” For Ellicottville, Kaleb Pierce went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Dan Young was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Randolph 1, Ellicottville 0 Randolph’s Tommy Chapman won a pitcher’s duel in the Cardinals’ first baseball game of the season, holding Ellicottville to three hits in a complete game on Wednesday, April 3. The Cardinals won as Tra Bargy and Chapman hit third-inning singles, with Bargy advancing home on an error. “It was freezing cold and the wind was blowing like crazy,” Randolph coach Brent Brown said. “There weren’t a lot of hits to go around.” Ellicottville’s Lucas Marsh struck out six over the game’s first five innings, combining with Steven Rowland to hold Randolph to five hits.

ECS SPORTS SCHEDULE FRIDAY 4/12 V Baseball: vs. Frewsburg, 4:30 p.m. V Softball: vs. Frewsburg, 4:30 p.m. SATURDAY 4/13 JV Softball: vs. Dunkirk, 11 a.m. V Track (with Franklinville): at Franklinville Frostbite Relays MONDAY 4/15 Boys Golf: at Salamanca, Catt-LV (Elkdale C.C.), 3:30 p.m. Girls Golf: at Southwestern (Maplehurst C.C.), 4 p.m. V Baseball: at North Collins, 4:30 p.m. V Softball: at North Collins, 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY 4/16 JV Softball: vs. Maple Grove, 4:30 p.m. V Track (with Franklinville): at Clymer, 4:30 p.m.


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HEALTH & FITNESS: SPINAL ALIGNMENT

By Kim Duke When it comes to our health and fitness routines, finding balance — whether in our workouts or in our diets — is top of mind. But something we pay little attention to how our bodies can slowly but surely shift out of balance just from reacting to daily events. Whether it’s tensing your back when you’re stressed, hunching

your shoulders at your desk while you work or even subconsciously adjusting the way you walk because of an injury, these little things can all cause your body to fall out of its natural alignment. Although these dysfunctions may start to feel “normal” to you, they can prevent your muscles from functioning as they’re intended to. It’s also a big problem for fitness lovers since working out can make these imbalances even stronger by unintentionally perpetuating bad form or movement patterns. While every part of your body from your head to your feet can be misaligned, your spine can be the most debilitating and can decrease productivity in all aspects of your daily life. Before trying to correct your spinal

alignment on your own, check with your doctor to make sure you don’t have a more serious, underlying problem. Some spinal imbalances won’t need a chiropractor. If you don’t have any serious medical issues, stretching, strengthening and relaxation techniques can help you improve your posture and your spinal alignment. Incorporate exercise into your daily routine in order to increase strength and offset muscle imbalances that could contribute to incorrect spine alignment. Follow the steps below to properly regain your spinal alignment. Step 1 Identify things in your daily lifestyle that you may do to hinder proper spinal alignment. For instance, if you spend long hours slouching in an office chair, you

Obituary William L. Elder Mr. William L. Elder, 95, formerly of Great Valley, died Sunday (April 7, 2019) at The Pines of Olean following a long illness. Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Salamanca, he was the son of the late John L. and Annetta L. (Weishan) Elder. He was married Nov. 24, 2007, in Ellicottville, to the former Betty Simons Prey, who survives. Mr. Elder survived polio as an infant. He was a graduate of Little Valley Central School, Class of 1942. He attended welding school. Mr. Elder was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Allegany State

Park for over eighteen years, retiring in 1980. He also operated a dairy farm on Route 353 in Little Valley, NY. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville and the former St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Little Valley. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving besides his wife are a nephew, Bruce Bremer; two nieces, Nancy Flowers of Santa Fe Springs, Cali., and Ann Flowers of LaHabra Heights, Cali.; three stepsons, Douglas (Chris) Prey of Great Valley, Kevin (Colleen) Prey of Allegany and Les

(Elaine) Prey of Kill Buck. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Marie Bremer and Ruth L. Flowers, and a nephew, Bernard Bremer. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY. There will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held by the family. Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery. E-condolences can be sent to orourke. orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook. com/onofh.

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regularly wear shoes without support or you sleep on your stomach, you may need to make changes in those areas of your life to improve spinal alignment.

Step 2 Rest your back while at work. According to Spine-Health, you place more pressure on your back while sitting than while standing. Make sure you sit up straight, with your legs uncrossed and at 90-degree angles in order to decrease unnecessary pressure. If you find yourself crossing your legs regularly, this could throw your spine out of alignment. Step 3 Use a stability ball as an office chair for short periods of time during the day. According to the American Council on Exercise, sitting or performing exercises on a stability ball will

help strengthen your core muscles of the abs, hips and back, which contribute to improved posture. You don’t have to ditch your comfy office chair, just use a stability ball for 20 minutes at the beginning of the day, then again for 20 minutes after lunch. Step 4 Walk around and stretch regularly. Movement enhances the blood flow to the spine and encourages mobility and range of motion, making proper spinal alignment easier to maintain. Step 5 Exercise daily, including both lowimpact cardio and weight training to your workout. Improving strength, particularly in your back and abs, can help you improve your posture and align the spine.

Step 6 Add yoga to your exercise routine. Yoga takes you through a series of exercises that stretch and strengthen both the front and back of your body, helping even out muscle imbalances. SpineHealth notes that yoga can improve posture and spine alignment. Step 7 Sleep in a way that supports your spine. Your spine should have the opportunity to rest, relax and readjust itself as you sleep; if you wake up stiff, you may want to address potential problems. If you sleep on your side, consider placing a thin pillow behind your knees. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow under your knees and a towel beneath your neck. Avoid sleeping on your stomach if you can.

BICENTENNIAL Koschir and Steve Crowley who is also on the town board, have said they are taking care of organizing our 2020 Bicentennial kick-off event at the Winter Carnival in March. They’re all set and are going to plan events for the Winter Carnival to highlight the bicentennial.” According to Westfall, April 20 is the actual birthday of the town, so the plans are to have something at the town hall on that day at 4 p.m. She said if it’s nice enough, they’ll do something at the gazebo or inside where there will be refreshments and maybe a birthday cake. “I think that could be the time when we might have a Day of Proclamation from county officials, so we could have some speakers like the town supervisor and other town officials,” she said. “It might be similar to what was done for the Great Valley Bicentennial when we had a birthday party for the town and presented Pioneer Certificates. It’s a possibility, but we haven’t gotten it off the ground yet.” Westfall said they may do something in conjunction with Ellicottville’s annual Memorial Day celebration and parade. She said people were not in favor of the idea of having another parade,

Continued from front page at some point, but they might piggyback off of the Memorial Day Parade. July 17 to 19 is Alumni Weekend at Ellicottville Central School, so the committee has picked that time to have an Old Home Weekend. Westfall said the tentative schedule for that event is possibly having a dance Friday night at the park square, near the town hall, and a band at the gazebo. For Saturday, they are talking about possibly having some kind of Civil War demos like blacksmithing. A chicken barbecue at the fire hall on Sunday is another possibility. “We were talking about having Mark Dunkleman come, but it’s not 100-percent,” she said. “At one point, we had kicked around the idea of having a Civil War reenactment, but apparently that’s too big to try to establish something like that, so maybe something on a smaller scale. We also talked about lawn games and different things like that for Saturday.” According to Westfall, Old Home Weekend would be the big event of the bicentennial. She said there would be people in town for the Alumni Weekend

and she thinks they have an event Saturday night. Consequently, the bicentennial committee has been talking about having something Friday night and Saturday during the day; then a barbecue Sunday. That way, people can attend what they would like to. Westfall said she would like to see people who either have ties or had ties to the town of Ellicottville come to Old Home Weekend. She said they would like to have the old registers out at the historical society that include everybody’s name who attended years ago in the 1920s and 30s. “I don’t know when the last Old Home Days or Week was held. That’s a good question to ask and I’d like to hear from oldtimers or anyone who has information on it,” she said. “It’s something that might create some reminiscing and discussion, which is always nice.” Planning meetings are held on a monthly basis. The next meeting will be May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, 6499 Maples Road. For further information, contact Westfall at 6996201 or email her at daylight398@gmail.com.

Ellicottville Rotary Club recognized by District Governor

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, District Governor Melisa Schrock recognized the local club for all of the services and activities it provides for the good of the community and those in need. She was particularly impressed with our commitment to youth in our community. One of Ellicottville’s past presidents was given a second Paul Harris award for his many years of involvement with the club and service to the community. Seen here, current President John Weismantel presents Governor Schrock with A Roast Beef

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If you are interested in becoming a member, please come to a meeting. Rotary meets most Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion in 2500 Maples Road.


have prepared and vote on the budget, shall be filed in the resolution be 2019-2020 fiscal on the propositions, completed a Office of the Clerk adopted, to wit: year, and detailed statement and on the election of the District transacting such RESOLVED: This in writing of the of Members of the other business as is between the hours proposition will Board of Education. amount of money of 7:30 am authorized by law: authorize the Board ***** Employment / which Legals will be TAKE FURTHER Prevailing Time and Polling Place of Education of the TOWN OF required during the Help Wanted NOTICE that the 4:00 pm Prevailing Ellicottville Central Ellicottville Central MANSFIELD ensuing 2019-2020 Board of Education Time and not later School – School District in REQUEST FOR fiscal year for ********* of this District has than 5:00 pm on Elementary Foyer the County of LAWN MOWNING school purposes, GENERAL adopted Rules for Monday, April 22, (5873 Route 219, Cattaraugus, State BID PROPOSALS specifying the COUNSEL the Use of Voting 2019. Ellicottville, New of New York, to NOTICE IS several purposes President's Office Machines and the TAKE FURTHER levy an additional York 14731). HEREBY GIVEN and the amount for Salamanca, NY Submission of NOTICE, that (not to exceed) TAKE FURTHER ELLICOTTVILLE the Town of Manseach. The amount Proposed Questions or voting on the $21,000 to lease 2 NOTICE, that the CENTRAL field is requesting of each purpose compensation Propositions to be budget and (two) 30 passenger election of memSCHOOL Bids for the lawn estimated necesDeadline: Placed Thereon. Trans Tech school bers of the Board of propositions shall DISTRICT mowing of the sary for payments April 19, 2019 Printed copies for consist of voting on buses and $19,500 Education shall be NOTICE OF Town of Mansfieldʼs to boards of For more info log general distribution the following to lease 1 (one) IC ANNUAL SCHOOL held to fill two (2) four cemeteries the cooperative onto www.sni.org in the District are propositions, and CE 66 passenger positions on the DISTRICT lawns around the education services available at the ofon each of the oth2020 International Board. An election PUBLIC HEARING Highway Garage, shall be set forth in fice of the District er propositions as School Bus for will be held on AND VOTE: Historical Building ********* full with no deducClerk. are authorized by each of the next Tuesday, May 21, NOTICE IS and the Town Hall. EMPLOYMENT tion of estimated TAKE Legals FURTHER law and the rules of five years (five an2019 to fill the HEREBY GIVEN, Bids are to be one Legals Legals Legals Legals Legals OPPORTUNITY state aid. Said NOTICE, that apthis Board to be nual payments) seats currently held that a public price for the entire The Town of statement will be plications for abvoted on at said commencing with by board members hearing for the mowing season. Concord is acceptavailable, upon sentee ballots for time: the 2019/2020 Mrs. Nicole Klein voters of the Bid proposals may ing resumes for a request, to taxpaythe Annual District PROPOSITION and Mr. Robert Van school year. Ellicottville Central be mailed to the Multitask Worker. ers within this Vote may be apNO. 1 - Basic Wicklin. The two PROPOSITION School District on Town Clerk in a The position would District during the plied for during Budget candidates NO. 3 – Ellicotthe 2019-2020 sealed envelope include hours for hours of 7:30 am school business Shall the following receiving the tville Memorial budget and clearly marked the Concord Prevailing Time to hours (7:30 am – resolution be adophighest number of Library Tax expenditure of “Lawn Mowing Nutrition Site, office 4:00 pm Prevailing 4:00 pm) at the ted, to wit: votes will each Shall the following funds will be held Bid” or presented at work on a comTime from Office of the Clerk RESOLVED that serve a five-year resolution be on Tuesday, the next Town puter and a person April 30, 2019, to of the District the basic budget for adopted, to wit: term, beginning on May 14, 2019 Board Meeting by that enjoys working May 14, 2019 beginning April 23, the Ellicottville July 1, 2019 and Resolved: Shall the commencing at 7:00 p.m. at which with the older genexclusive of Sat2019. Complete Central School expiring on June proposition be ap7:00 pm in the High time bids will be eration. The urdays, Sundays applications must District (the “Dis30, 2024. proved authorizing School Cafeteria of publicly opened and position is 19 hours and holidays, in the be received by the trict”) for the fiscal Nominating petithe Board of Ellicottville Central read. Said Town per week. Please Business Office of District Clerk at year commencing Education of the School, 5873 Route tions are available Board Meeting to send resumes to Ellicottville Central least seven (7) July 1, 2019, and in the District OfEllicottville Central 219, Ellicottville, be held April 15, the Town SuperSchool. days before the ending June 30, fice, between the School District to New York. 2019 at the Mansvisor's office, By Order of the election if the ballot 2020, as presented hours of levy taxes annually AND FURTHER field Town Hall in P.O. Box 368, Board of Education is to be mailed to by the Board of 7:30 am - 4:00 pm in the amount of NOTICE IS Eddyville, 7691 Springville, New Ellicottville Central the voter, or the Education, is (Monday-Friday) $32,042 and to pay HEREBY GIVEN Toad Hollow Road, York 14141. day before the elec- School District that hereby approved when school is in over such monies that the Annual Little Valley New Resumes must be the District Clerk is tion, if the ballot is and adopted and session. to the trustees of School District vote York 14755. Bereceived by April hereby directed to to be delivered the required funds TAKE FURTHER the Ellicottville of the Ellicottville fore submitting bid 22, 2019. arrange for the use personally to the therefore are NOTICE, that all Memorial Library. Central School proposals please If you have any of voting machines voter. A list of all hereby candidates for the TAKE FURTHER District (“District”), contact Town Suquestions, please for said Annual appropriated and office of Member of NOTICE, that a vot- persons to whom Cattaraugus pervisor Robert call Eleanor at School District absentee ballots the necessary real the Board of ing machine will be County, New York Keis for details, he 592-2764. Vote. have been issued property taxes Education shall be used to record the will be held on may be reached by BY ORDER OF will be available in required shall be nominated by vote on the budget, Tuesday, May 21, calling (716) 474THE BOARD OF raised by a tax on on the propositions, the Office of the 2019, from 1:00 pm petition. Each Commercial / Rental 5730. The Town EDUCATION District Clerk on the taxable petition shall be to 8:00 pm in the and on the election Board reserves the MELISSA Property each of the five directed to the Clerk property in the of Members of the Elementary School right to reject any or SAWICKI, District to be levied Board of Education. business days of the District, shall Foyer, as follows all bids. DISTRICT CLERK ****** prior to the Annual and collected as TAKE FURTHER be signed by at for the purposes of By Order of the Store For Rent District Vote, and required by law. NOTICE that the least 25 qualified electing two (2) Town Board 18 Washington St such list will also be PROPOSITION Board of Education voters of the Members of the Betty Jane Horning, Call Greg posted at the NO. 2 - School of this District has Board of Education, District, shall state Call Town Clerk 716-490-1621 ***** polling places for Bus Lease adopted Rules for the residence of voting on the 372-3121 THE MAPLES the Annual District Shall the following the Use of Voting each signer, and budget for the ********** CEMETERY Vote. resolution be Machines and the shall be filed in the 2019-2020 fiscal Notice of Public will hold its annual Legals adopted, to wit: Submission of Office of the Clerk year, and Hearing for meeting on TAKE FURTHER RESOLVED: This Questions or of the District transacting such Special Use April 29, 2019, 7PM other business as is between the hours NOTICE, that the proposition will Propositions to be Town of Otto, ***** in the Mansfield Board of Education authorize the Board Placed Thereon. of 7:30 am authorized by law: Cattaraugus TOWN OF Town Hall, 7961 of this District will of Education of the Printed copies for Prevailing Time and Polling Place County, New York MANSFIELD Toad Hollow Road, Ellicottville Central have prepared and Ellicottville Central general distribution 4:00 pm Prevailing to plaCe NOTICE IS REQUEST FOR Eddyville, NY. completed a School District in in the District are Time and not later School – HEREBY GIVEN LAWN MOWNING All deed holders are Elementary Foyer detailed statement the County of available at the ofthan 5:00 pm on your that, pursuant to BID PROPOSALS encouraged to in writing of the Cattaraugus, State fice of the District Monday, April 22, (5873 Route 219, Article 7 of Town NOTICE IS attend. amount of money of New York, to Clerk. 2019. Ellicottville, New Classified law Section 7.3 of HEREBY GIVEN which will be levy an additional TAKE FURTHER TAKE FURTHER York 14731). the Otto Zoning the Town of MansELLICOTTVILLE required during the (not to exceed) NOTICE, that apNOTICE, that TAKE FURTHER ad Ordinance ,a public field is requesting CENTRAL ensuing 2019-2020 $21,000 to lease 2 voting on the NOTICE, that the plications for abhearing will be held Bids for the lawn SCHOOL fiscal year for (two) 30 passenger budget and election of memsentee ballots for by the Otto Zoning mowing of the DISTRICT school purposes, Trans Tech school bers of the Board of propositions shall the Annual District Town of Mansfieldʼs and Planning Board NOTICE OF specifying the buses and $19,500 consist of voting on Education shall be Vote may be apon Tuesday April four cemeteries the ANNUAL SCHOOL held to fill two (2) several purposes to lease 1 (one) IC the following plied for during 30, 2019 at 7:00pm lawns around the DISTRICT and the amount for CE 66 passenger propositions, and positions on the school business at the Otto Town Highway Garage, PUBLIC HEARING each. The amount 2020 International on each of the othBoard. An election hours (7:30 am – Hall, 8842 OttoHistorical Building AND VOTE: of each purpose School Bus for er propositions as will be held on 4:00 pm) at the East Otto Road, and the Town Hall. NOTICE IS estimated neceseach of the next are authorized by Office of the Clerk Tuesday, May 21, Otto, NY for the Bids are to be one HEREBY GIVEN, sary for payments five years (five anof the District law and the rules of 2019 to fill the purpose of considprice for the entire that a public to boards of nual payments) beginning April 23, this Board to be seats currently held ering a Special Use hearing for the mowing season. cooperative commencing with 2019. Complete voted on at said by board members Permit application Bid proposals may voters of the education services the 2019/2020 applications must time: Mrs. Nicole Klein by Matthew and be mailed to the Ellicottville Central shall be set forth in school year. be received by the PROPOSITION and Mr. Robert Van Kimberly Walker Town Clerk in a School District on full with no deducPROPOSITION District Clerk at NO. 1 - Basic Wicklin. The two relating to the propsealed envelope the 2019-2020 tion of estimated NO. 3 – Ellicotleast seven (7) Budget candidates erty located at 9080 budget and clearly marked state aid. Said tville Memorial days before the Shall the following receiving the Otto-E. Otto Road “Lawn Mowing expenditure of statement will be Library Tax election if the ballot resolution be adophighest number of and legally deBid” or presented at funds will be held available, upon Shall the following is to be mailed to ted, to wit: votes will each scribed as a single the next Town on Tuesday, request, to taxpayresolution be the voter, or the RESOLVED that serve a five-year family residence, Board Meeting by May 14, 2019 day before the elec- ers within this the basic budget for adopted, to wit: term, beginning on parcel number 7:00 p.m. at which commencing at District during the Resolved: Shall the tion, if the ballot is the Ellicottville July 1, 2019 and 36.009-2timeBy bids will be Rick Miller 046800around the county in 2017. 7:00 pm in theemployees High hours of 7:30 am proposition be apto be delivered Central School expiring on June publicly opened and 12 with property School Cafeteria She of said Prevailing Time to proved authorizing personally to the District (the “Dis30, 2024. are split into day and 80 percent dimensions of read. Said Town Ellicottville Central 4:00 pm Prevailing the Board of voter. A list of all trict”) for the fiscal Nominating peti140 x 115. Board Meeting to night shifts Monday of the Public Works School, 5873 Route Time from Cattaraugus Education of the persons to whom year commencing tions are available This application is be held April 15, 219, Ellicottville, April 30, 2019, to Ellicottville Central absentee ballots July 1, 2019, and in the District OfWhen staff said yes on the County Public filed for through the pur- Friday. 2019 at the Mans-Works New York. May 14, 2019 School District to have been issued ending June 30, fice, between the pose of obtaining a field Town Hall in AND FURTHER it snows on weekends first callhours in 2017exclusive of Satlevy taxes annually Commissioner 2020, as presented of will be available in Special Use Permit Eddyville, 7691 NOTICE IS urdays, Sundays in the amount of by the BoardDrive, of 7:30 am - 4:00 pm the Office of the 3 Lincoln Ellicottville NY andallow holidays, road 18 as compared to Kathleen on April which will the Toad HollowEllis Road, HEREBY GIVEN and holidays, in the $32,042 and to pay Education, is (Monday-Friday) District Clerk on subject section property supervisors to Little Valley New that the Annual73 percent Business Office of this past over such monies hereby approved when school is in each of the five 3 clarified a report be used as a multi York 14755. BeSchool District vote Ellicottville Central to the trustees of and adopted and session. business days must decide how many season. from last month fore submitting bid on family residence. of the Ellicottville School. the Ellicottville the required funds TAKE FURTHER prior to the Annual At the above time proposals please Central School “We are By Order of the Memorial Library. therefore are NOTICE, that all drivers they will need. clearly District Vote, and weekend and holiday and place, the contact Town SuDistrict (“District”), TAKE FURTHER hereby candidates for the such list will also be Board of Education told Public in theofwrong Zoning andEllis Planpervisor turnoutRobert by snowplow Cattaraugus headed office Ellicottville Central NOTICE, that a vot- posted at the appropriatedItems and • Kitchenware Member of • Household ning Board of the Keis for details, he County, New York School District that ing machine will be the necessary real the Board of polling places for Works Committee direction,” Ellis said, drivers. Town of Otto will may be reached by Bedtaxes • Bed Frame will be held on the District Clerk is used to record the property Education shall be • Bunk the Annual District members 10 adding she looked calling meet and review thatTuesday, (716)lawmakers 474County May 21, hereby directed to vote on the budget, required shall be nominated by Vote. • Bedding • Dressers the special use 5730. The Town 2019, from 1:00 pm arrange for the use on the propositions, raised by a tax on DPW employees this forwardpetition. to talksEach on thereserves Public the Worksapplication. All inBoard to 8:00 pm in the of voting machines and on the election TAKE FURTHER the taxable petition shall be • Furniture • Grill & more parties will made right to reject any or terestedpast season 100 School with employees Committee couldn’t Elementary for said Annual of Members of the NOTICE, that the directed toover the Clerk property in the be given an opporall bids. Foyer, the ress District, of their call as follows ways toofadd the shall District to be levied Board of Education. Board of Education School District understand why tunity topercent be heard. By Order of the for the purposes of Vote. TAKE FURTHER of this District will and collected as be signed by at Town Board drivers Trisha Priest, outs, down from 16 two (2)problem. snowplow electing BY ORDER OF NOTICE that the have prepared and required by law. least 25 qualified Betty Jane Horning, Otto Town Clerk Members of the THE BOARD OF Board of Education completed a PROPOSITION voters of the would turn down $30 Town Clerk Board of Education, District, shall state EDUCATION of this District has detailed statement NO. 2 - School an hour for overtime voting on the MELISSA adopted Rules for in writing of the Bus Lease the residence of budget for the SAWICKI, the Use of Voting amount of money Shall the following each signer, and on a weekend or 2019-2020 fiscal DISTRICT CLERK Machines and the which will be resolution be shall be filed in the holiday. year, and Submission of required during the adopted, to wit: Office of the Clerk transacting such Questions or ensuing 2019-2020 RESOLVED: This of the District Ellis said under other business as is between the hours Propositions to be fiscal year for proposition will the contract, there authorized by law: Placed Thereon. school purposes, authorize the Board of 7:30 am All meetings are at 7 p.m. Polling Place Printed copies for specifying the of Education of the Prevailing Time and is no mandatory unless otherwise noted. Ellicottville Central general distribution several purposes Ellicottville Central 4:00 pm Prevailing overtime. Drivers School – in the District are School District in Time and not later and the amount for Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville Elementary Foyer available at the ofthe County of than 5:00 pm on each. The amount come in voluntarily. (5873 Route 219, fice of the District Cattaraugus, State Monday, April 22, of each purpose 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Ellicottville, New Supervisors have Clerk. of New York, to 2019. estimated necesSat. Vigil Mass 5pm York 14731). TAKE FURTHER levy an additional TAKE FURTHER sary for paymentsSun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am sometimes had TAKE FURTHER Ashford NOTICE, that ap(not to exceed) NOTICE, that to boards of NOTICE, that the difficulty filling plications for ab$21,000 to lease 2 voting on the cooperative (2nd Wednesday) election of memsentee ballots for (two) 30 passenger budget and educationSt. services John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville weekend or holiday bers of the Board of propositions shall the Annual District Trans Tech school shall be set forth in Washington and Jefferson Sts. East Otto Education shall be Vote may be apbuses and $19,500 consist of voting on full with no deduc- 945-1820, Services 5pm Sat shifts. held to fill two (2) plied for during to lease 1 (one)(2nd IC Tuesday) the following tion of estimated 6pm Ellis also heard from positions on the school business CE 66 passenger propositions, and state aid. Said Lutheran Church, Ellicottville Board. An election hours (7:30 am – on each of the othstatementSt. willPaul’s be 2020 International union drivers who said Ellicottville Town will be held on 4:00 pm) at the available, upon School Bus for er propositions as 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 the rate of turnout was Tuesday, May 21, the Clerk request,Thrive to taxpayeach of the next (3rd Office are authorized by Wed)of6pm Alive Contemporary Worship Service Sun 9am, 2019 to fill the of the District ers within this five years (five anlaw and the rules of much greater than had Traditional Worship Service Sun 11am seats currently held Ellicottville Village beginning April 23, District during the nual payments) this Board to be been indicated. by board members 2019. Complete hours of 7:30 amSun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 10am commencing with voted on at said Mon) 6pmmust Mrs. Nicole Klein Prevailing Time to the 2019/2020 (2nd applications time: Ellis said she issued and Mr. Robert Van be received by the 4:00 pm Prevailing school year. PROPOSITION United Church, Ellicottville Great Valley a public apology to the The Village DPW The will be picking up all leaf and yard waste the Wicklin. two District Clerk at Time from PROPOSITION NO. 1 - Basic Elizabeth and Elk Sts. candidates least seven (7) April 30, 2019, to NO. 3 – EllicotBudget union and said both weeks of April 29th – 3rd and the week of May 6th – 10th. 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School. 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 (2nd Monday) the highway barns 30, 2024. personally to the proved authorizing District (the “DisBy Order of the Sun Sch. 9:30am 3. All yard waste collected composted for reusethe as Board of Nominating peti- will be voter. A list of all trict”) for the fiscal Board of Education Little Valley Village Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm tions are available persons to whom Education of the year commencing Ellicottville Central groundin cover. the District Ofballots Ellicottville Central(2ndabsentee July 1, 2019, and School District that Tuesday) fice, between the have been issued School District to ending June 30, the DistrictUnited Clerk isMethodist Church, Great Valley 4. 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********** Notice of Public Hearing for Special Use Town of Otto, Cattaraugus County, New York NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Article 7 of Town law Section 7.3 of the Otto Zoning Ordinance ,a public hearing will be held by the Otto Zoning and Planning Board on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Otto Town Hall, 8842 OttoEast Otto Road, Otto, NY for the Legals purpose of considering a Special Use Permit application by Matthew and Kimberly Walker relating to the property located at 9080 Otto-E. Otto Road and legally described as a single family residence, parcel number 046800 36.009-212 with property dimensions of 140 x 115. This application is filed for the purpose of obtaining a Special Use Permit which will allow the subject property to be used as a multi family residence. At the above time and place, the Zoning and Planning Board of the Town of Otto will meet and review the special use application. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard. Trisha Priest, Otto Town Clerk

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ECS NEWS Youth of the Week

Louisa Benatovich is this week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient, Dr. Anthony Evans, Executive Director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, recently announced. Louisa is the daughter of Katherine Benatovich and is a senior at Ellicottville Central School. Louisa has done much for her community. She has volunteered over 25 hours of service to Hamburg Physical Therapy cleaning rooms, monitoring patients and aiding in clerical work. Additionally, she has volunteered with the Rotary Club and is a student correspondent for the Ellicottville Times. Louisa has been a member of the Ellicottville Young Writers and Illustrators Club, which is an ongoing mentorship of elementary students held at the local library. Additionally, she has volunteered at senior citizen luncheons, family fun nights, holiday winter carnivals and Memorial Day festivities. In addition to community activities, Louisa has also been active in her school. She has been a member of the Quiz

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Bowl Team for six years acting as Captain for two years and a member of ESPRA (Ellicottville Students Preserving the Reading of America) for four years acting as Vice President and EditorIn-Chief. Louisa has been a member of the French Club for four years, Drama Club for two years acting as Stage Manager for the school musical for one year and yearbook staff member for three years. She has played on the soccer team for three years and played French horn in the band. She has been an All-State Band member, a member of the Buffalo State Honors Band for four years and Cattaraugus All-County Band member for four years. Louisa has been a certified tutor for five years, Class Treasurer for two years and Vice President of the

Student Council. Academically, Louisa has worked very hard. She has been on the High Honor Roll throughout high school and is a member of the National Honor Society. Louisa has been a New Visions Health Professions Student and a human interest writer for three different newspapers. She has earned first, second and third place in the Angelo Melaro Writing Competition, silver medalist in the AmeriCorps Award, all while holding a job at Watson’s Chocolates. Louisa’s future plans are to attend Johns Hopkins University for biology on a pre-med track and to minor in French. She is described as a mature, hardworking individual whose main goal is to help others. Nominations for the 2019 graduating class are open. If you know an outstanding member of your community who is a senior in high school, you can nominate them for a Cattaraugus County Youth Citizenship Award. For more information, contact Alison Crosson, Youth Bureau Program Coordinator, at 9382617.

Murray elected to National Association of Workforce Boards Ellicottville official, business leader will help shape national workforce development efforts

The Southern Tier will have a voice in national workforce development, following the recent election of Spencer Murray to the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) board of directors. Murray, 30, is Vice Chair of the Allegany-Cattaraugus County Workforce Development Board and also serves as an elected Trustee in the village of Ellicottville. He also manages Villaggio, the popular Italian eatery located at 7 Monroe St. NAWB represents approximately 550 Workforce Development Boards and their more than 12,000 business members that coordinate and leverage workforce strategies with education and economic development stakeholders within their local communities, in order to ensure that state and local workforce development and job training programs meet the needs of employers. The goal of these investments is to create a comprehensive system to provide America with a highly skilled workforce that competes in the

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global economy. NAWB works closely with policymakers in Washington, D.C., to inform national strategy as it relates to WDBs and our partners in education, economic development, labor and business. “Our focus at NAWB is to support both job seekers and employers, which is something I’m very passionate about here at the local level,” said Murray, a Western New York native who grew up in Williamsville and now calls Ellicottville home. “I know what we do here in Cattaraugus County and I see firsthand how the efforts we make to help people looking for a job and striving to advance their career makes a difference, not only to the individual but to the

entire community.” Murray said he sees it from the employer’s perspective as a business manager, as well as from my experience as an elected official and board member for our local Workforce Development Board. “Now, I will be able to help shape policy and goals for workforce boards around the country and, ultimately, help shape how people find jobs and how employers find needed workers,” he added. “It’s a remarkable opportunity to make a direct contribution and have a meaningful impact in people’s lives. … I’m honored to have been chosen for this opportunity.” In addition to his business and local government efforts, Murray is actively involved in several community organizations and efforts throughout Western New York. Among his community efforts, he serves on the board of directors of Rock Autism, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting music and arts programs serving youth and adults living on the autism spectrum.

The return of testing season at ECS

By Abigail Sonnenberg Student Reporter As the 2018-19 school year draws to a close for Ellicottville Central School students, the time has come for the dreaded arrival of New York State testing. For those who are unaware, these tests assess the abilities of students in grades 3 through 8 in areas of English language arts and math. The fourth and eighth grade students also take a science test. These tests are meant to help students, teachers and parents alike discover the students’ areas of strengths and weaknesses, but there is little incentive for the students themselves to apply themselves to tests like these. First, they do not affect the students’ grades or standings within schools, so it is easy to think of them as pointless and regard them with disdain. When asked for her opinion on the tests, sixth grader Sophia Sundeen said she “thinks they’re somewhat useless. Trying to prepare is stressful, especially if it does nothing for our grade.” She’s certainly not the only one to feel this way; many students can be found in the hallways making fun

of the tests, joking about “bombing” the tests purposely since they have little to no effect on the students themselves. The grading system for these tests is different from the standard used in schools. Along with their actual grade on the test, students are also placed in a percentile to show their ranking in the state. For many this ranking is useless, but for others it’s a strong motivator to score high. When I was still in elementary and middle school, that percentile ranking mattered more to me than the actual score on my test, and I know other students still carry the same mindset. Just the other day, I passed a group of middle schoolers in the hallway who were talking about the NYS tests and comparing their percentiles from last year. I know things haven’t changed much in the few years I’ve had the chance to take the test. For others, the test doesn’t matter nearly as much. Now with the choice to opt students out, many parents choose to have their children spend time in the library instead. As reported by Erich Ploetz, Middle and High School principal at the board meeting the week before testing

began, “Groups are a little small right now, but we’re going to keep everything relatively the same.” The chance to opt a student out of a test — that holds no power over their grades — does not exist without reason. More parents these days are opting their students out because the alternative, which is sending the kids to the library to read or do homework, offers a more productive use of the students’ time. It’s difficult not to have an opinion on these tests. They’re beneficial for teachers, but not so much for students who are motivated by a change in grade. Because these tests are so often perceived as meaningless, only a few truly apply themselves as opposed to the many students who see no purpose in applying themselves to achieve a high score. Many movements exist today to either correct the tests or end them completely, but as of the writing of this article no changes to these tests have been planned. For now, the NYS testing system will continue on as it has every year.

Activists mark anniversary of DEC denial of Northern Access permit By Rick Miller

A group of activists opposed to the Northern Access Pipeline gathered for a walk Monday to mark the two-year anniversary of the state’s denial of a Clean Water Act permit for the pipeline’s route through Western New York. That denial by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on April 7, 2017, was overturned by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last October. The DEC had denied a Clean Waters Act certification to cross 180 streams, 27 wetlands and 17 ponds along the pipeline route in New York. The FERC ruling said the DEC took longer than the one-year period allotted for review of the proposed $500 million pipeline. DEC officials pointed out that National Fuel Gas had agreed to the extensions. “That didn’t matter,” said Lia Oprea of Sardinia, head of Wyoming Erie Cattaraugus Against the Pipeline (WECAP). “The DEC environmental concerns remain the same. They never did an environmental impact statement, just an environmental assessment.” Worse yet, Oprea said, on April 2, FERC denied a DEC request supported by the Sierra Club, for a rehearing. The walk to Cattaraugus Creek from property owned by Oprea and her family was also done in memory of Joe Schueckler, of Cuba, who fought National Fuel Gas’ eminent domain attempt to force the pipeline across his 200-acre property. Schueckler died on Sunday. National Fuel Gas is expected to appeal the state Supreme Court decision that ruled in favor of Schueckler and his wife Theresa, Oprea said. Oprea and four other Erie County property owners along the pipeline route who lost their eminent domain fight are expected to challenge the court ruling Erie County against the eminent domain ruling that favored National Fuel Gas. Oprea said the NoNAPL Coalition has grown to more than a dozen organizations, including Defend Ohi:Yo’, the Seneca Nation group that helped stop a plan to dispose of treated fracking water in the Allegheny River near Coudersport, Pa. last year. Other groups in the NoNAPL coalition include: SANE Energy, Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County, Concerned Citizens of Allegany County, the Sierra Club, WECAP and Defend Ohi:Yo’, Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, The Green Party of Pennsylvania, Ohi:Yo’ Men’s Council, Poor People’s Campaign, Western New York Peace Council, The Center for Biological Diversity,

Save the Allegheny and Save Our StreamsPennsylvania. With Cattaraugus Creek flowing through the Seneca’s Cattaraugus Territory, many Senecas are concerned over the impact of the pipeline crossing the creek with the open trench method. The 24-inch pipeline’s crossing of the Allegheny River will be done through a horizontal drilling method with the pipeline several feet under the riverbed. The pipeline would cross under the Allegheny River near Ceres. It would pass through a small portion of the town of Genesee in Allegany County before entering Cattaraugus County in the town of Portville. It would pass through the towns of Hinsdale, Ischua, Franklinville, Machias and Yorkshire before crossing Cattaraugus Creek into Erie County. Defend Ohi:Yo’ member Elisa Parker, a Seneca working with the Environmental Health Unit, who participated in Monday’s NoNAPL walk, spoke of sponsoring a similar walk this summer to highlight the problems associated with the pipeline. She said getting children involved with the large number of opponents to the Coudersport project helped kill the project. A children’s art show to show thankfulness for the environment will be held at the SenecaIroquois National Museum May 3–5. Shannon Seneca, who is also a member of Defend Ohi:Yo’ and an environmental engineer for the Seneca Environmental Health Unit, said a Watershed Resources Working Group is working on the Northern Access Pipeline issue as well. Oprea said the area where National Fuel Gas wants to cross Cattaraugus Creek is in an area with steep slopes prone to slides where the company says it cannot use the horizontal drilling. She pointed out where the creek’s path is constantly changing in the area where the pipeline will cross. When the creek is swollen by snowmelt or heavy rain, big trees are often carried down the rushing water, Oprea said. “There’s the potential for breakage of the pipeline.” National Fuel Gas officials have indicated the pipeline should be in service as early as 2022. If constructed, the pipeline is expected to generate 1,700 jobs during construction and add $11.8 million a year in property taxes for Western New York municipalities. The pipeline, which would bring natural gas along its route up through McKean County from Pennsylvania fracked gas fields, would connect to the Trans Canada Pipeline and the Tennessee Gas Co. Pipeline.


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Great Valley Town Board approves mowing bid for ’19

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Photo by Kellen M. Quigley The town of Great Valley is moving ahead on a potential playground project in the Kill Buck Park. Town officials hope to make it even bigger than this playground installed several years ago behind the town hall for the youth summer program.

By Kellen M. Quigley In preparation for the nice weather, the Great Valley Town Board at its regular meeting April 8 awarded the mowing contract for town properties for 2019. Marshal DePonceau of MAD Property Management, of Salamanca, was awarded the maintenance of seven of the town’s properties with the low bid of $7,250. Town Supervisor Daniel Brown said DePonceau would be responsible for mowing the town hall, memorial park and Kill Buck park as well as the Kill Buck, Chamberlin, Willoughby and Sugar Town cemeteries. “I’ve taken care of the Wildwood Cemetery for the past two years, which is 27 acres, so I feel confident that I can take care of you too,” he said. In past years, the town awarded to separate contracts, one for the cemeteries and one for the town and parks, but the board decided to bid them all as one to see if it would result in a lower price overall. When doing the town hall, the board asked DePonceau to coordinate mowing around the youth baseball game schedule so the field is mowed the day before a game. In addition to the regular maintenance, Brown said he and several employees in the highway department did some spring cleanup work at the ball field earlier this month, including rolling the field, trimming

underbrush, layed down new infield sand and refurbished some old bleachers for parents to sit on during games. IN OTHER BUSINESS, the town board continues to work on a project to install a new playground at the Kill Buck Park, which includes applying for a grant for funding it. The town is looking to work with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and KaBOOM! for the project as part of their Play Everywhere initiative. Brown said he, board member Becky Kruszynski and town attorney Peter J. Sorgi recently met with Sandi Brundage, director of the Salamanca Youth Bureau, about how to go about a project. Brundage had been instrumental in a 2018 playground project in Salamanca. Sorgi said the town had some ideas of what they wanted going into the meeting, but learned a lot about what they need to do “The money doesn’t go too far, so the more we get the better,” he said. “Dan went with me when we went out and saw space the Kill Buck park and now I understand the size of it and what can be done out there.” With the Wilson Foundation’s interest in having some space of sporting or adult activities, Sorgi said it would be best to go bigger first and see what can be funded. As part of the process, the board discussed using the data from

income study for the sewer project as a way to apply for grants for the playground project. “It’s important that the residents of Kill Buck send that back in so we can use not only for the sewer study but anything moving forward,” Brown added. Several years ago, the town installed a small playground behind the town hall for the youth summer program. Brown said he would reach out to the equipment rep they used then for help in deciding what to get for the Kill Buck project. “I think we need to paint the picture as the whole thing being a destination, not just for kids to come by and play, but for weekend parties and for all ages,” Sorgi said. ALSO OF NOTE, the town is preparing to do memorial engraving on the stones at the Great Valley Memorial Park at the intersection of Route 219 and Route 98. Brown said the company that does that is planning to do it as soon as the good weather arrives, so anyone who wants a named of a loved one on the wall needs to contact the town as soon as possible. “Once it’s done, I don’t know when we’ll have enough names to make it worthwhile for them to come back,” he added. The April 8 meeting was held in memory of Gregory Kent and Bruce Bingerman, two Great Valley residents who had recently passed away.

Little Valley UMC chicken dinner April 13

The Little Valley United Methodist Church Missions Team will host a chicken and biscuits dinner April 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Little Valley Lions Club to further their work in our community.

The menu will include chicken gravy, mashed potatoes, biscuits, salad bar, dessert and a drink. A $7 donation recommended. Come and enjoy a great meal and help support the Lions Club.

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April 16, 6–8 p.m., Spring Felting Class — Join instructor Cathy Lacy to learn how to felt in this free class. There will be time to make several spring felting projects such as ducks, bunnies, Easter eggs and more. Class size is limited. For adults and children over 12. Please call the library at 699-2842 to register. April 29, 6–8 p.m., Knitting (& Crochet) Club — All abilities welcome, just bring some yarn and your needles. May 1, 1:30 p.m., Book Club — The May book is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. Contact Joyce Evans at 474-7679 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group.

Third Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — All are welcome to attend. 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. Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Storytime www.ellicottvillelibrary. org — Check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.

‘The American Agent’ by Jacqueline Winspear

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend and the possibility that she might be falling in love again. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book using our interlibrary loan program, or you can download for free as an eBook or eAudiobook version to your own device using your library card.

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A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities April 13 Easter Egg Hunt at Gowanda Moose Lodge, Aldrich Street in Gowanda. Hosted by Women of the Moose and Ladies Auxiliary. Hunt for eggs, play games, enjoy refreshments, meet the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget a pantry item to donate. 1 p.m. April 13 Songwriters Showcase at Springville Center for the Arts. Area musicians perform acoustically and share stories in a casual setting. Call 5929038. Tickets $12 pre-sale, $15 at door. 7 p.m. April 13 & 14 Lunch with the Easter Bunny at The Legacy restaurant, Springville. Take pictures with Easter Bunny and enjoy kid-approved buffet. Coloring contest still ongoing. Call 592-3300. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

at Salem Lutheran Church & Preschool, 91 West Main St., Springville. Palm Sunday Worship Service lead by our Junior/Youth Praise Band. Easter Egg Hunt, Hot dog lunch, Petting zoo, coloring, crafts, movies and more. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 SLAM Auditions – Urinetown at Springville Center for the Arts. Open to anyone entering high school through college this fall. Bring music to sing 16 bars of a musical theater piece that will show your talent. 5 p.m. April 20 Easter Egg Hunt at Root 39 Salon & Event Center. For kids of all ages. No adults in the hunt. Goodie bags and prizes available. RSVP on Facebook. 1:30 p.m.

April 14 Springville Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ at Springville Volunteer Fire Company, 405 West Main St. $10 adults, $6.50 children. 11 a.m. until sold out

April 20 Amish Folk Art Quilt Class at Leon Historical Society. $40 includes homemade lunch and all supplies to complete one project. Coffee and donuts before. Registration is required. Call 296-5709 or 257-5272. 8:30 a.m.

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April 20 Annual Easter Egg hunt

at the Village Park weather permitting in case of bad weather it will be at the Ellicottville Fire Department at 1:00pm. All ages. We will 2000 filled plastic eggs as well as special prize eggs in the different age categories who will win chocolate bunnies from Watson’s .We also have door prized drawings at the end. April 23 Town of Sardinia Bicentennial Planning Meeting at the Sardinia Meeting House, 12070 Savage Road, Sardinia. Everyone welcome. 7 p.m. April 24 Plant a Tree for Arbor Day at Forevergreens, 11398 Bolton Road, Springville. On Arbor Day, people are encouraged to care for their natural environment, get their hands in the dirt and plant and/or care for trees, bushes and plants. Celebrate this year and plant a tree. Call 560-8004. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 Fat Bike Fun Ride at Allegany State Park. Start at the Red House Administration Building. 5-mile ride will take 2 hours. Bring a helmet, headlight, warm clothes and a snack to share. Free. 6:30 p.m.


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Potential culprits behind thinning grass than three years. Pale green streaks that run parallel to the veins in the leaves and leaf sheaths are symptomatic of stripe smut, which tends to be noticed in spring and fall, when weather is cool. As the disease progresses, stripes turn black or a silvery gray, causing the leaf blade to shred and curl. After the blades have shred, they turn brown and die. The grass thins because stripe smut makes it vulnerable to problems like drought.

Leaf spot The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst notes that leaf spot diseases affect both cool- and warm-season

turfgrasses. Various fungi can cause leaf spot. Symptoms and the timing of the appearance of leaf spot will vary depending on which fungi is causing the problem. For example, bipolaris sorokiniana, which affects grasses in warm, wet summer months, produces small spots that are dark purple to black. Dreschslera poae is another fungi that causes leaf spot, and it also produces dark purple to black spots. However, it tends to appear in the spring when the weather is cool and moist. Understanding the different fungi and when they typically

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Stripe smut The University of Maryland Extension notes that stripe smut primarily poses a threat to Kentucky bluegrass that is older

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Photo by Kellen M. Quigley With spring travel increasing due to nicer weather, gas prices are also increasing across the country. As some places in New York state are seeing increases of 10 cents or more, Kiwk fill in Ellicottville is at $2.73/g, a one cent difference below the state average.

As more cars are on the road this month for spring travel, New York gas prices have risen more than 5 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, averaging $2.74 per gallon earlier this week. In Ellicottville Tuesday, gas prices at the Kwik Fill on Washington Street were $2.73 per gallon, just once cent below the state average. Gas prices in New York are 15.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 0.9 cents per gallon lower than at this time a year ago, according to GasBuddy. The cheapest station in New York was priced at $2.39/g Monday (at a Native American-owned station) while the most expensive was $3.89/g, a difference of $1.50/g. The cheapest price in the entire country Monday was at

$1.74/g, while the most expensive was $5.01/g, a difference of $3.27/g. The national average price of gasoline has risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.74/g Monday. The national average is up 27.6 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 9.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. Some reported prices in Western New York: Batavia, $2.72 (up 7 cents since last week); Buffalo, $2.69 (up 8 cents since last week); and Rochester, $2.75 (up 6 cents since last week). “The national average gas price has now risen for two months straight, tacking on a total of 50 cents per gallon in the last 90 days, which will cost Americans nearly $200 million more at the pump today than back in early January,” says Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for

GasBuddy. “The road doesn’t end here, however, with California and the West Coast seeing a surge in unexpected refinery outages, leading to extremely tight supply of cleaner summer gasoline and causing prices to skyrocket,” he adds. “California will soon be home to something not seen in nearly five years: a statewide average of over $4 per gallon, with some of the largest cities there swelling to averages as high as $4.15 per gallon before any relief arrives.” DeHaan says it “really is going to be ugly this week” on the West Coast, and any further issues could lead to more spikes, but for the rest of the country expect the rise to continue for a ninth straight week “with little good news on the horizon.”

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May 4, Allegany Adventure Run There are three distances to choose from for these races inside Allegany State Park: 5K, 13K and 27K. Non-technical in nature, the 5K and 13K courses equally pack a punch. The 27K course is the grandaddy that features a 3-mile section of single track and the memorable 2-mile climbing finish back to the summit. Pre-register by April 27 to guarantee your t-shirt. Organizers cannot guarantee raceday shirts to those who register after this date. Proceeds help support the Allegany Nordic Ski Patrol and HEART Animal Shelters. More info is available at www. heartrateup.com. May 11, Happy Half and 5K, Beer Mile Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville. This day will feature a Half Marathon, 5K and a Beer Mile for those with iron stomachs, all starting

and finishing at Holiday Valley. Score a customdesigned medals as well as men’s and women’s specific shirts for both Half Marathon and 5K finishers. Organizers want participants to enjoy their run so there will be a few surprises out on course that will make the runners smile. Visit www.happyhalfrun. com for more info. May 19, 20th Annual Crouse 5K Challenge American Legion Post 409, 100 Legion Dr., Gowanda NY 14070. 5K, Tot sprint, 1/2 mile kids fun. Music, food, beer and awards. Visit gtownfit.weebly.com for more info. May 21 through June 25, Dirt Devil Trail Series Sprague Brook Park, Glenwood. Six event trail running from 3 to 3.5 miles. Your best four out of the six count toward the series awards competition. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Enter

the park then follow the Dirt Devil signs to the start line for each of the trail runs. Trail runs are scheduled for May 21 and 28, June 4, 11, 18 and 25. Awards in 10year age groups. Helps support HEART Animal Shelters. Visit the web site to register. June 15, Holiday Valley Mudslide Mark your calendar for this awesome obstacle race full of laughs, muddy challenges and the famous mudslide down the Yodeler slope at the finish line. Two distances to choose from as well as a kids course. Afterwards, enjoy the post-race party with music, food, drinks and vendors. For more info, visit www.holidayvalley. com. With so many choices, now’s the time to start planning your route for spring. Sign up for the race or races of your choice and get ready to hit those step goals on your fitness tracker!

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