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H A PPY H A LF A ND 5K RETUR NS TO ELLICOTT VILLE SATURDAY LIVE MUSIC By Kellen M. Quigley Everybody’s going to get happy this weekend in Ellicottville with the return of the Happy Half and 5K and Beer Mile at Holiday Valley on Saturday, May 11. The organizers have fun distractions on the course, entertainment and great food and beverages as part of the after party at Holiday Valley Resort once participants are done. At 10 a.m., participants in the half marathon will head out form Holiday Valley followed by participants of the 5K at 10:20. The rolling course heads south through the scenic and lightly traveled rural roads of the towns of Ellicottville and Great Valley that offer fast times and a great atmosphere. The organizers want the participants to enjoy their run, so there will be a few surprises out on the course that will be sure to put a smile on your face. Spectators are also welcome to watch the runners and witness the happy happenings.

The half-marathon would go out of Holiday Valley, down Route 219 into Great Valley, go around Depot Street, Grave Avenue and Mutton Hollow Road before heading down Klawitter Road and then back up Route 219 to Holiday Valley. The 5K starts out on the same route before heading up and back down Snowpine Road south of the Holiday Valley golf course and then on Route 219 to the Ellicottville Central School before heading back to Holiday Valley. Intersections will be controlled by the local police and County Sheriff’s Department to ensure a safe experience for all participants. A coned lane will be established and runners should remain within that lane. Water stations will be at nine different mile markers during the race. Water stations will also have Gatorade sports drink at all stops and GU gels at miles 4.5 and 9.5. Restroom facilities will be provided at four different mile makers as well.

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File photo The annual Happy Half and 5K are returning to Holiday Valley this weekend with many miles of smiles for all participants and spectators who make it out to Ellicottville and Great Valley to take part in the fun.

Routes to Art Studio Tour returns next weekend By Deb Everts

It’s back! On May 18 and 19, the Routes to Art Studio Tour is returning to Cattaraugus County. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday, art lovers will have the opportunity to visit the studios and hubs of participating artists and artisans throughout the county where they will see the artists at work. This self-guided tour will take visitors on a road trip throughout the picturesque countryside to the artists’ studios and hubs in Cattaraugus, Little Valley, Ellicottville, Salamanca, Olean, West Valley, Gowanda, Franklinville and Irving. Tina Hastings, executive director of the Tri-County Arts Council, said the Routes to Art Studio Tour began in 2008 and took place annually until 2014. The arts council and its artists took a hiatus from Routes to Art after the 2014 studio tour,

she explained, but it was always with the intention to return to the event. According to Hastings, community members have been asking for the return of the event every year since. “We had planned to bring the event back for our 20th anniversary last year, but we had to postpone until this year,” she said. “We’re really hopeful that the event will be well received.” Hastings said they hope to build the event up again. There are13 participating artists this year, but the arts council would love to have more artists join in the future. She said TriCounty Arts is here to help promote artists, so the more who want to join in the better. “Many arts events give artists an opportunity to display their work, but studio tours like Routes to Art give the community and visitors to our county the unique opportunity to visit the place where artists

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Photo Submitted Back again after a five-year hiatus is the favorite Routes to Art Studio Tour. The event will take place May 18-19 at various art studios and hubs throughout Cattaraugus County. Ceramic artist Eric Holbein is shown creating a beautiful, functional pot in his studio, New Albion Clayworks, located just outside the village of Cattaraugus.

Ellicott ville student receives $3,200 NHS Scholarship By Tom Dinki

An Ellicottville Central School senior has been awarded a prestigious National Honor Society scholarship. Ginna Hensel, a member of the school’s NHS chapter, was announced May 1 as one of 575 NHS Scholarship semifinalists out of more than 11,000 applicants and will receive $3,200 toward her higher education. She was recognized for the honor at last week’s Cattaraugus County NHS annual recognition banquet at Good Times of Olean. More than $15 million in scholarships has Press photo by Tom Dinki Ellicottville Central School senior Ginna Hensel displays been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student her National Honor Society Scholarship certificate success since 1946. The NHS Scholarship, Wednesday night at the Cattaraugus County NHS’s annual recognition banquet at Good Times Of Olean. supported by NHS’ parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School She was one of 575 NHS Scholarship semifinalists Principals, recognizes the most exceptional selected out of more than 11,000 applicants.

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Cattaraugus County Museum hosts new display on the life of ‘Little Louie’

The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is pleased to announce a new display focusing on the life of Louis H. Wiegand, often known locally as “Little Louis.” Though Louie was born in Cheektowaga, his family moved to a farm in Markhams Corners, in the town of Dayton, when he was 2. It was there, with the exception of the years he traveled as a performer, that he spent most of the rest of his long life. In 1875, at age 20, Louie stood 33 inches tall and weighed 33 pounds. He was apprenticed to a jeweler in Dayton until, while attending a performance of the

American Lilliputian Opera Company in Buffalo, he was spotted by the performers and recruited to a career on the vaudeville circuit. For the next 12 years, Wiegand — known on stage as “Prince Louis” — sang tenor and performed with the company all across the country. He performed twice at the White House. When the American Lilliputian Opera Company broke up in 1887, Louie returned to Markhams Corners and took up tailoring for a while —he made most of his own clothes. After a couple more years of vaudeville and a stint as postmaster of Markhams Corners, he retired to a life of farming.

He was said to have raised the plumpest hens for miles around. “Little Louie” passed away Jan. 2, 1945, in his 90th year. Items in this display include articles of Louie’s homemade clothing, his walking stick and several photographs, many appearing on loan from the Gowanda Area Historical Society. The Cattaraugus County Museum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Route 16, in Machias. Our hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For more information, visit www.cattco.org/ museum or call 353-8200.

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By Kim Duke With The Happy Half marathon and 5k coming up this weekend, I thought it was perfect timing to discuss the simplest of actions that can change your day and others around you as well: the smile.

It is amazing what a smile can do. Studies consistently have shown that smiling is correlated with better health, stronger relationships and longer life spans. One explanation for the health benefits is that a genuine grin significantly lowers stress. Meaning, you can’t fake a smile to get health and mood benefits. In fact, a study published earlier this year found that forced smiles actually will dampen moods. Try these tactics to cultivate and generate more genuine smiles. Smile more often: If you do this consistently,

others around will find themselves smiling too. Trust me, spend some time with a person who wears a genuine smile and see if it is not catchy. Tap into a memory: Recall just one happy time — a trip, a moment, a kiss — that brings these memories alive in your mind. Rethink your situation: Okay, you work indoors. Look out your windows when the sun is shining, get outdoors and take a walk and smile. Focus on the things in your life that you really appreciate and you should be grinning in no time!

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May 11 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley, Ellicottville. Fun obstacles on course, entertainment, food and beverage at after party at Holiday Valley. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 11 Plant Sale at the Sardinia Meeting House, 12070 Savage Road, Sardinia. Hot dogs and refreshments. Door prizes and 50/50. Sponsored by Sardinia Historical Society. 10 a.m. May 11 Round and Square Dance at Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall, 10893 Sisson Highway, North Collins. $25 per family, $15 per couple, $8 per adult, $5 children. Refreshments available. Call 337-3952 to reserve table. 7:30 p.m. May 12 Mother of All Tours at Seneca National Cultural Center, Salamanca. There will be a special tour of influential women in Iroquois history. All day

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May 16-18 The Music Man at Springville Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $10. 7:30 p.m. May 17 & 18 CCLAA spring musical at Ray Evans Seneca Theater, Salamanca. Production of “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” $15 online or at door. 7 p.m. May 18 & 19 Routes to Art studio tour Throughout Cattaraugus County. Presented by TriCounty Arts Council. Maps available at myartscouncil. net 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

at Allegany State Park. Free, family-friendly hikes. Meet at North Country Trailhead, ASP Route 3 on Quaker Side this month. 1 p.m. May 18 Big Money Raffle Celebration at St. Aloysius Regional School, Springville. $50 each. Food, beverages, entertainment and drawing. Proceeds benefit St. Aloysius Regional School 6 p.m. May 18 Billy Ray Cyrus concert at Seneca Allegany Events Center, Salamanca. Tickets start at $25 7 p.m.

May 18 Geobash 2019 at Allegany State Park. The 14th annual gathering of geocachers. Loads of geocaches for both daytime, nighttime and a few other surprises this year. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Billy Ray Cyrus takes the stage May 18 at casino By Deb Everts

Country music great Billy Ray Cyrus is taking the stage at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Saturday, May 18, when he will perform his hits live at 7 p.m. Cyrus preferred a mullet to a cowboy hat when he first hit the country music scene with his single “Achy Breaky Heart” in 1992. The single became a huge No. 1 hit, which sold over 20 million albums worldwide and dominated the Billboard 200 chart for 17 consecutive weeks. The song was named the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year. The single’s music video spawned a line-dancing trend across the United States. Since his breakout debut 27 years ago, he’s become one of the biggest stars in country music with over 12 studio albums and more than 35 hit singles. According to Billboard magazine, Cyrus’ 10 best songs are “It’s All The Same To Me,” “Achy Breaky Heart,” “Busy Man,” “Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” “Words By Heart,” “In The Heart of a Woman,” “Back To Tennessee,” “When I’m Gone,” “One Last Thrill” and “Some Gave All.” Cyrus has built a career as an actor as well as a singer and songwriter. According to Taste of Country, he’s been an entertainment industry staple through music, theater and television since his introduction as a huge hitmaker in the early 1990s. His “Some Gave All” album enjoyed a

record 17-week run at No. 1, largely due to the popularity of the single “Achy Breaky Heart.” The peak of his career was marked by his album, “Some Gave All,” which also includes the popular ballad “Could’ve Been Me.” The album was the first debut to enter the country charts at No. 1. With more than 20 million records sold worldwide, it’s the best-selling debut album for a male solo artist. His newest album, “The SnakeDoctor Circus,” was released in March. “‘The SnakeDoctor Circus’ album certainly has a lot to say and the music reflects all my influences. My goal has always been to make music that would touch people’s lives around the world. I’m excited about getting the music to the people,” Cyrus said in a press release. TV Guide lists some tidbits about Cyrus. Born in Flatwoods, Ky., Cyrus began singing as a kid with his dad’s Crownsmen gospel quartet. He attended Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., on a baseball scholarship, but quit to form a bar band called Sly Dog. For more information about Billy Ray Cyrus, visit billyraycyrus.com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Tickets for the May 18 concert may be purchased at any Seneca Resorts & Casinos location, online at ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster location or ordered by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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ECS NEWS & SPORTS Ellicottville students among those recognized at Catt. County NHS dinner By Tom Dinki Last week’s 48th annual Cattaraugus County National Honor Society recognition banquet was attended by some of the area’s brightest and most accomplished students — the kind who likely won’t have much trouble finding fields they excel in. So they were asked to meet another challenge: find a job they’re both good at and enjoy. “Find a job you enjoy doing and you’ll never have to work a day in your life,” said guest speaker Chuck Pollock, referencing the popular quote often attributed to Mark Twain. “Yeah, it’s technically a cliché, but clichés work and endure because they’re true.” About 375 students and educators, representing the 12 National Honor Society chapters in Cattaraugus County, attended the dinner, which was held at Good Times of Olean and sponsored by the Cattaraugus-

Allegany Superintendents’ Association and boards of education throughout the county. From Ellicottville Central School, several students were recognized for their work during their school careers and in National Honor Society. Louisa Benatovich was awarded a $1,000 Betty Pappas Scholarship for her academic achievement and writing ability. Benatovich also received the Scholastic Excellence Award for having the highest combined SAT score on any one test date. Meganne Chapman was named the Outstanding Chapter Member from the Ellicottville NHS. Abigail Sonnenberg was presented the Distinguished Services Award for being the “unsung hero” of Ellicottville’s NHS chapter. Finally, Ginna Hensel was announced as one of 575 NHS Scholarship semifinalists out of more than 11,000 applicants and will receive $3,200 toward her higher education.

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All the students, in addition to being recognized for their academics and being awarded scholarships, were given parting advice from Pollock, senior sports columnist for the Olean Times Herald. He noted surveys show about 70 percent of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs and urged students to not become one of them. “Now’s the time for you to start thinking about the 40 to 50 years you have in the workforce,” he said. “If you waste four to five decades of a short life doing a job that makes you miserable, what could be more depressing?” Pollock, who has won 27 New York State Associated Press awards since joining the Times Herald in 1973, gave two simple but important reasons for why he became a sports writer: he was good at writing and enjoyed sports. “Each of you in this room has a skill, something that you do better than most anybody else in this room,” he said. “Your job is to take that asset and turn it into a career because — circumstantially — it’s probably what makes you happy and it’s also what you do best. “And that’s a goal worth shooting for.” FIVE SCHOLARSHIPS of $1,000 each, which honor the originators of the banquet, were awarded to students who competed on academic achievement and writing ability. The recipients were: • Betty Pappas Scholarship — Louisa

Photo by Tom Dinki Scholarships winners from Wednesday night’s Cattaraugus County National Honor Society recognition banquet were Meghan Brink of Allegany-Limestone (from left), Louisa Benatovich of Ellicottville, Helena Blackwell of Pioneer, Anthony Smith of Portville and Elaina James of Randolph.

Benatovich, Ellicottville • Ray Leahy Scholarship — Elaina James, Randolph • Mary Elizabeth Eaton Scholarship — Meghan Brink, Allegany-Limestone • Lee Frair Scholarship — Anthony Smith, Portville 8 James Doyle Scholarship — Helena Blackwell, Pioneer Plaques for the Outstanding Chapter Member of each school were presented to: • Meghan Brink, Allegany- Limestone 8 Alexus Fisk, Archbishop Walsh Academy • Brooklyn Hill, Cattaraugus-Little Valley • Meganne Chapman, Ellicottville • Sara Wright Franklinville • Savanna Carapellatti, Hinsdale • Jarrett Prizel, Olean • Leiya Miller, Pioneer • Hannah Cole, Portville • Mara Marsh, Randolph • Nyles Panus, Salamanca • Rachel Frascella, West Valley The Scholastic Excellence Award, which is given to the senior National Honor Society member

from each school with the highest combined SAT score on any one test date, was presented to: • Alice Li, AlleganyLimestone • Joseph Ditz, Archbishop Walsh Academy • Summer Harper, Cattaraugus-Little Valley • Louisa Benatovich, Ellicottville • Amir Ibrahim, Franklinville • Jordan Sands, Hinsdale • Hira Mirza, Olean • Maxwell Hughes, Pioneer • Christine Pagett, Portville • Kaylynn Chadwick, Randolph • George Gillman, Salamanca • Rachel Frascella, West Valley The Distinguished Services Award, which goes

to the “unsung hero” of each school, was presented to: • Sydney Sider, AlleganyLimestone • Jessica Olson, Archbishop Walsh Academy • Bridget Murphy, Cattaraugus-Little Valley • Abigail Sonnenberg, Ellicottville • Renee Szymanski, Franklinville • Ashley Chapman, Hinsdale • Alivia Schoening, Olean • Gabriel Higgins, Pioneer • Ericka Carlson, Portville • Caroline Meleen, Randolph • Sesilleya Slade, Salamanca • Travis Dusterhus, West Valley

North Collins tops Ellicottville softball twice

Morgan Smith hit a home run and a double Monday, leading the North Collins softball team to a 9-3 win over the Eagles at Ellicottville. Hailey Jasinski and Deanne Wilson each posted three hits to lead North Collins. Becky Holmes allowed runs in the second inning to five hits while nabbing the Make it three straight following a 1-5 start for the take command. Ellicottville win for NC. Makenna Smith outhit NC 10-7 while Ellicottville baseball team. setting a season-high in Ryan DeKay recorded runs, one more than it had a pair of doubles and an in a season-opening win RBI and the Eagles had over Cattaraugus-LV. their best offensive outing “We certainly hit the of the season in a 13-7 CCAA II East triumph over ball and played very good Franklinville/ defense,” Mendell said. North Collins on Monday Ellicottville took fourth “We could’ve had a better at home. (33 points) in the boys day on the mound, but at Lucas Marsh had a team scoring at the the end we picked up the hit and three RBIs and Hornell Invitational on Steven Rowland and Wyatt ‘W.’” Friday, May 3, led by Ellicottville pitching Chudy both went 2-forpole vault winner Tyler scattered seven hits, but 5 and drove in a run for Oakes (11-feet-0). issued 14 walks. Tony Ellicottville. Noah Steinbroner was Puckhaber went 2-for-5 Up 1-0 after an inning, second in the 200 (:23.91) with an RBI for North coach Chris Mendell’s and third in the 100 Collins. team exploded for nine (:11.67). RHE For the ninth place North Collins 002 032 0 — 7 7 3 Franklinville/Ellicottville Ellicottville 183 001 x — 13 10 2 girls, Hayly Fredrickson Josh Rice (2 SO, 5 BB), David Gullo (2) (2 BB), Duckhost (3) (1 SO, 4 won the pole vault (90) while Janay Ghani BB) and Puckhaber was second in both the Lucas Marsh (5 SO, 5 BB), Steven Rowland (5 BB), Harrison Newark 100 (:13.54) and 200 (6) (1 SO, 3 BB), Ryan DeKay (1 BB) and DeKay, Rowland (:27.50). The F/E 1,600

Ellicottville out-slugs North Collins for third straight victory

and Jocelyn Wyatt each had two hits for Ellicottville (4-7). North Collins 23, Ellicottville 7 Jocelyn Wyatt’s two home runs and six RBIs weren’t enough to lift Ellicottville, which fell to 4-6 on Thursday, May 2, at North Collins.

F/E boys track team 4th at Hornell Invite relay team (Ghani, Logan Fredrickson, Gabby Milligan, Hayly Fredrickson) was third at 4:27.47.

BOYS GOLF Ellicottville 34.5, Franklinville 20.5 Franklinville’s Lucas Hayden and Ellicottville’s Jamison Caldwell each carded a 51 to tie for comedalist honors Thursday, May 2, at Ischua Valley. Also for the Eagles (16), who earned their first win, Giancarlo Nuzzo had a 54 and Michael McGuire a 58.

Rowland added to Big 30 Charities Classic roster

Ellicottville senior Steven Rowland is among the latest group of football players named to the Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic, announced in the ninth week of roster additions. Rowland joins Gowanda fullback/middle linebacker Adam Sisti, Allegany-Limestone twoway lineman Tanner Hulse and Southwestern tight end/cornerback Faizon Munir on New York’s squad. Joining Pennsylvania are Coudersport left tackle/defensive tackle Wyatte Osborne, Coudersport quarterback/cornerback Mason

Klesa, Coudersport left guard/ defensive tackle Preston Cobb and Warren wide receiver/safety Devin McMeans. A 6-foot-3, 230-pound tackle/ middle linebacker, Rowland plans to attend Alfred State College and study diesel technology and hopes to attend the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Academy after graduation. His high school accolades include being a 2018 Big 30 All-Star, team defensive MVP, first-team all-league, second-team all-league as a junior and team most improved player. In basketball this year, he earned first-

team all-league. Rowland said he likes the opportunity to play one last time on the football field and has watched the game over the years and realizes it is an honor to play and was excited to be chosen. His favorite football memory was winning at New Era Field in his freshman year and moving on to the Far West Regional. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, trucks and spending time with his family and just having a good time. His favorite NFL team is the Buffalo Bills and his favorite player is Rob Gronkowski.


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At least one passenger in Camp Kids Route 219 crash in serious holding fundraiser condition, hospital indicates By Brian McClellan

An injured man involved in a crash between a pickup truck and a farm tractor on Route 219 was believed to be in serious condition as of Tuesday, May 7. The accident, which was reported at 6:09 p.m. May 6 on Route 219 southbound between Great Valley and Salamanca, resulted in four injuries, according to a Cattaraugus County emergency dispatcher. County officials on May 6 said two people were transported to Olean General Hospital and two were transported to Erie County Medical Center.

According to a family friend who spoke to the Olean Times Herald, Hunter Bishop, of Great Valley, was operating the tractor at the time of the accident. His brother, Austin Bishop, was standing on the power take-off. Both brothers were reportedly transported by Mercy Flight to ECMC. A representative of ECMC stated on May 7 that Austin Bishop had been discharged while Hunter Bishop remained in serious condition. A dispatcher May 7 said further details on the crash would have to be issued by New York State Police, who had not released further information by press time.

There will be a spaghetti dinner Friday, May 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the East Otto Methodist Church downstairs community room The dinner is a fundraiser for the Camp Kids to help defray the expenses

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The Taylor sisters, Chloe and Nicky, are as different as night and day. As adults the sisters become virtual strangers although at least it appears that they have both found happiness. Now, more than 15 years later, their lives are drastically different and Chloe is now married to Nicky’s ex-husband Adam. When he’s murdered by an intruder at the couple’s East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenage stepson’s biological mother, her estranged sister, Nicky, back into her life.

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But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father’s death, the two sisters are forced to unite and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past. This book is currently available in print only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large-print book and an audio book using our interlibrary loan program. You can also download it for free as an eBook or eAudiobook version to your own device using your library card.

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Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Tues/Wed until 8 p.m. Closed Sundays ellicottvillelibrary.org • (716) 699-2842 Summer Intern Position Available — We are pleased to announce the generous donation of funds from the Rotary Club of Ellicottville Foundation for Youth to hire a local high school senior or college student as a summer intern to help with the children’s Summer Reading Program. Any student interested in applying should stop by the library or call 699-2842 for more information. Applications are due June 3. May 13 and 20, 6-8 p.m., Knitting (& Crochet) Club — All abilities welcome, just bring some yarn and your needles. May 21, 6-8 p.m., Copper Enamel Class — Join instructor Cathy Lacy in making your own copper enamel jewelry. There will be time to make several pieces including pins and pendants. Available to adults and children over 12. Cost $5 to cover the cost of supplies. Call the library to register as class size is limited to the first 12 people. Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale — The library book sale will be open Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The book sale will continue for another three weeks and be open during

normal business hours. If you are bringing books to donate to the sale, please drop them off by Wednesday, May 22. June 5, Book Club Trip — Annual trip to the Desilu Studio Museum in Jamestown. Leaving from the post office at 9:15 a.m. Afterward, the group will go to Celeron to the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel for lunch. Sign up at the library or 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.


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Bradford Publishing is expanding and looking for 2 Outside Sales Representatives. The successful candidate will be working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. This is a full time position for a well organized individual. Monday - Friday work week where the nights and weekends are your own. We offer a very competitive compensation program, benefits, paid vacation and more. Send reply to: The Olean Times Herald, Attn: Julie Barrett 639 Norton Dr Olean, NY 14760

Full-Time Cleaner: The Ellicottville Central School District is seeking candidates for a full-time cleaner. Candidates should submit a letter of intent and application to: Ellicottville Central School, ATTN: Melissa Sawicki, District Clerk, 5873 Route 219, Ellicottville, New York 14731 no later than Friday, May 24, 2019. Please call 716-699-2368 (ext. 1300) for an application during the hours of 8 am - 4 pm (Monday-Friday when school is in session).

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Employment / Help Wanted Salamanca City CSD has the following teacher vacancies for the 2019-2020 school year: · Reading Teacher · 7-12 Math Teacher · Special Ed. Teacher · LT Substitute Art Teacher Appropriate NYS Certification is required. For details & how to apply visit: www.caboces.org “BOCES & District Vacancies” Deadline: 5/11/19 EOE

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Server positions and bussing positions part-time, year 'round available immediately. Experience preferred but not necessary. Stop in for application. Sprague's Maple Farms, 1048 Rt. 305, Portville, NY 716-933-6637. The Town of East Otto is looking for someone to do minor repairs and building checks. Please contact the Town Clerk or Supervisor for details. Ann Rugg 923-3690 or Deanna Bowen 801-5382. ANYTHING & EVERYTHING! in the Classified Section.

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Legals LEGAL NOTICE NEAL FARM LLC filed Articles of Organization in New York on April 18, 2019. The LLCʼs office is in Cattaraugus County. The Secretary of State has been named as agent of service of process against the LLC and shall mail such process to 9067 Otto-East Otto Road, Otto, New York 14766. The LLC is formed to carry on any business for which an LLC may be formed in New York. TaxTime Tax Preparation LLC filed with the SSNY on 3/29/19. Office: Cattaraugus County Northwest Registered Agent, LLC designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Northwest Registered Agent, LLC at 90 State St #40 Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE is given that a license, number Pending, for LIQUOR, WINE, BEER & CIDER has been applied for by JODY M TORREY dba MIKEʼS ON THE CORNER to sell LIQUOR, WINE, BEER & CIDER at retail in a RESTAURANT under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law At 3947 MAIN ST, SCIO, NY 14880, County of ALLEGANY, State of New York for on premises consumption.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Solar Moratorium for the Town of Allegany PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Allegany will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Conference Room, Allegany, NY to discuss establishing a Solar Moratorium for the Town of Allegany. By order of the Allegany Town Board Deryle L. Pinney Town Clerk

NOTICE OF SUBSTANCE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION On 04/08/2019, SWANSON HILL STABLES, LLC filed with the NYS Department of State its Articles of Organization. The office to be located in Cattaraugus County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent for service of process. The mailing address for the LLC is 554 Prospect Avenue, Olean, NY 14760. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law.

Obituary Faith A. Henry, 96, formerly of Ellicottville, passed away Monday (Nov. 19, 2018) in Hellertown, Pa. She was born May 26, 1922, in Brooklyn, daughter of the late James and Hazel Chamberlin Andrew. Raised in Little Valley, Mrs. Henry graduated from Little Valley High School and earned her B.A. at the University of Buffalo in 1941. On Dec. 21, 1941, she married her classmate, Edward G. Henry, who

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predeceased her in 1999. After living in Buffalo, they moved to DeWitt, where Mrs. Henry taught English for FayettevilleManlius High School. Following retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Henry moved to Ellicottville, where she resided for 17 years, until she moved near her daughter, Faith, in Allentown, Pa. Mrs. Henry was a member of Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville and its Altar

and Rosary Society; the Daughters of the American Revolution; the Ellicottville Historical Society; and the NYS Retired Teacher Association. Mrs. Henry is survived by two daughters, Faith (Frank) Willis of Allentown and Nancy Roberts of Syracuse; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents

and loving husband, Mrs. Henry is predeceased by a son, E. Michael Henry; and two sisters, Barbara Moore and Shirley Allard. A memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross RC Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., in Little Valley.

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****** NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA (Pursuant to Section 501 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law) Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the tentative assessment roll for the Town of East Otto, which will be filed on or before May 1, 2019. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, at 9014 East OttoSpringville Rd, East Otto NY on Thursday May 9, 2019 between the hours of 10am and 2pm and on Saturday May 11, 2019 between the hours of 3:30pm and 7:30pm. Telephone 716-560-1801. The information may also be viewed at www.cattco.org Dated this 24th day of April, 2019 Timothy Forster, Sole Assessor Town of East Otto

****** NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATE Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Inventory and Valuation Data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment eachwill be picking up all leaf and yard waste the The Villageof DPW parcel which will 29th – 3rd and the week of May 6th – 10th. weeks of April appear on the Casella will be picking up as follows. Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Otto, 1. Once perfiled month service for six months April – September. which will be on or before May Collections 1st,2.2019. The will be on the third Wednesday of the month. information be collected will be composted for reuse as 3. All yardmay waste reviewed, by appointment, in the ground cover. Assessor's office at 4. Containers 8842 Otto-East for grass, leaves, and other loose material Otto Rd in must be in paper bags or 30-gallon trash cans. NO PLASTIC Cattaraugus, NY on:BAGS CAN BE COLLECTED. Thursday, 5. Branches May 2nd,or shrubs not in containers must be no longer between than foot7pm and tied in bundles no larger than 2 feet in width. 4pm 5and 6. Saturday, Collection will be for yard waste only (Horticulture debris) May 4th, No between plastic, metal, dirt, concrete or MSW can be accepted. 9am and 1pm 7. Real Maximum of 15 containers or bundles per resident. (in Property office at containers cannot exceed 50 pounds. 8. Individual 207 Rock City St., Little Valley, NY 14755) Monday, May 6th, between 4pm and 8pm Holy Name of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville (in Real Property office at 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 207 Rock City St., Sat. Vigil Mass 5pm Little Valley, NY Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am 14755) Thursday, John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville MaySt. 16th, between Washington and Jefferson Sts. 4pm and 7pm 945-1820, Services 5pm Sat Dated this 30th of April, 2019 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville Christopher 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Holewinski Assessors Thrive Alive Contemporary Worship Service Sun 9am,

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The Town of Carrollton will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the Hamlet of Limestone on Thursday May 9, 2019 beginning at 7:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Flushing will not interrupt your water service. It is suggested to run your cold water for a few minutes before using as you may experience a discoloration at first. Thank you, Rick DixonTown of Carrollton

****** NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION LegalsDATE Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Inventory and Valuation Data is available for examination and review. This data is the information which will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Otto, which will be filed on or before May 1st, 2019. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, in the Assessor's office at 8842 Otto-East Otto Rd in Cattaraugus, NY on: Thursday, May 2nd, between 4pm and 7pm Saturday, May 4th, between 9am and 1pm (in Real Property office at 207 Rock City St., Little Valley, NY 14755) Monday, May 6th, between 4pm and 8pm (in Real Property office at 207 Rock City St., Little Valley, NY 14755) Thursday, May 16th, between 4pm and 7pm Dated this 30th of April, 2019 Christopher Holewinski Assessors

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WVDP presents $80,000 to area organizations for site support

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) presented checks April 23 to Springville Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Mercy Flight and the West Valley Fire District 1 on behalf of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). These three organizations serve as valuable resources for WVDP employees and the surrounding community. The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and its staff provide medical support, Mercy Flight provides air ambulance service to the Project in the event of an emergency and the West Valley Fire District volunteers provide fire and emergency services. “We are fortunate to have these services available for our employees should the need arise,” said Scott Anderson, CHBWV President and General Manager. “It provides an extra level of security and care for all our employees.” “All three organizations take part in joint emergency

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spend so much of their time creating their work,” she said. “These studios are full of creativity, and give guests a chance to really connect with artists, and to ask questions they might not when they just attend a festival booth. Plus, this is a great chance to begin to build a collection of work from your favorite artists.”

NEW ARTIST Eric Holbein said Cattaraugus County is a gorgeous part of the state to wander around this time of year. He said it’s a great time to get out and see the artists in their studios and native environments. “I think the art studio tour is a great thing,” he said. “We’ll be part of reviving something. It’ll be fun and we’re excited to be a part of it.” Holbein, a ceramic artist, said he’s been doing pottery for about 12 years and his focus is on beautiful, functional art. He started the age-old tradition while studying as an art major at Houghton College. Holbein said he fell in love with ceramics when he took a class in his senior year and he’s been doing it ever since. “I’ve always worked a lot with my hands doing landscaping, masonry and carpentry, so ceramics was a unique direction for me. I’m very hands-on so the tactile, 3-D nature of clay really clicked with me,” he said. “I like the whole process of building kilns and firing because it’s really intriguing to me.” Hailing from the Rochester area, Holbein said he learned how to paint with oils when he was 16. After receiving an associates degree in graphic design from Finger Lakes Community College, he decided to get back into a more fundamental education and traditional arts at Houghton. Prior to settling in Cattaraugus, Holbein and his wife lived in Corning and East Africa working with an organization, so he’s been kind of setting up different shops and studios all over the world. Holbein’s current studio, New Albion Clayworks, is located on his wife’s family farm, just outside the village of Cattaraugus. He lives with his wife, Maria, and two-year

old daughter, Illa. The couple is expecting a baby boy in July. “The property was a dairy farm back in the 1950s and ‘60s. It’s currently not a working dairy and we’re raising beef cows now, but it’s still somewhat of a functional farm,” he said. “I converted the old milk parlor into a studio where I’ve worked for a couple of years.” To find out more about Holbein and his ceramic art, visit newalbionclayworks.com. The event is free, plus each artist will have a raffle box for guests to enter to win one of two baskets of artwork donated by many of the participating artists. The more artists people visit, the more chances they’ll have to win. Along with Holbein, new this year are John Balacki, watercolors, From the Good Earth, 310 King St., Olean, and Pauline Hoffmann, Ph.D., Wild Mountain Botanicals LLC, 7382 Route 16, Franklinville. Other participating artists include Thomas Militello, glass art, Comet Creations, 10527 Maltbie Road, Gowanda; Judson Brown, fine art, 9969 Burns Hill Road, West Valley; Penelope S. Minner, Seneca-Iroquois basket making and crafts, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, 82 W. Hetzel St., Salamanca; Jon Ann Capasso, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, 82 W. Hetzel St., Salamanca; Mary Jacobs, beadwork and embroidery, Stanley “Sully” Huff Heritage Center, 12857 Route 438, Irving; Robin Zefers Clark, watercolors, Brookside Studio, 8363 Maples Road, Little Valley; Eileen Weishan, sewing, embroidery and beading, exhibiting at Brookside Studio, 8363 Maples Road, Little Valley; Michael R. Weishan, photography, exhibiting at Brookside Studio, 8363 Maples Road, Little Valley; Elliot Hutton, pottery, Hog-Shed Studio Pottery, 8420 Otto-Maples Road, Little Valley; Keith McKale, wood carving, Ellicottville Memorial Library, 6499 Maples Road, Ellicottville. Look for the purple signs in the area. Find a map of artists’ locations and restaurant sponsors on the Tri-County Arts website, myartscouncil.net.

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