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

Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend in Ellicottville By Kellen M. Quigley One of the hottest weekends of the year — both figuratively and literally — is back in Ellicottville for a four-day celebration of America’s independence. In between the family picnics, outdoor adventures and hours relaxing out on the lawn, stop by Ellicottville for some great shopping and dining, some country western rodeo action and timeless music from some of the best performers around. The whole thing kicks of Thursday, July 4 with the 31st year of the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo, held daily through July 7 at 6319 Sommerville Valley Road, just off the Sugartown Road. As one of the largest rodeos in the Northeast, take a step back in time to wild and western non-stop action where the road ends and the west begins. This Fourth of July weekend will bring over 350 rodeo athletes to town for several shows of man versus beast for great family entertainment. On July 4, 5 and 6, gates open at 5 p.m. with the main events starting at 7 p.m. with fireworks! The gates open at noon on July 7 with the main events at 2 p.m. This year’s rodeo is jam packed with 10 exciting rodeo events, along with Hardway Buckout Junior Bull Riding, contract acts and clowns. The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo also invites our new generation to take part in the action by getting your stick horses ready for the kids stick horse race! Registration will take place before the rodeo. Make sure you come out and support your favorite cowboy

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File photo Fourth of July Weekend in Ellicottville kicks-off Thursday, July 4 with the annual Ellicottville Championship Rodeo. There are events all weekend long in the village and at Holiday Valley, including the return of Stroll the Streets and the Summer Music Festival.

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Fun all summer long at ‘Stroll the Streets’ Ellicottville

By Deb Everts

Photo submitted Ellicottville’s Stroll the Streets event kicks-off Friday, July 5 on Washington Street, and runs every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout the summer until Aug.30. Shown are stilt walkers in front of Gado Gado from a previous Stroll the Streets.

One of Ellicottville’s favorite summer events is back again. “Stroll the Streets Ellicottville” will kick-off Friday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue every Friday until Aug. 30. Presented by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, at least a dozen retail stores in the downtown area will be open every Friday night until 8 p.m. during this special summer event. Activities will vary from week to week and some are weather dependent, but the event will happen rain or shine. Committee member Jessica Maynard-Gilbert, owner of Ava Grace Fashions, said the event has been very well received. She said this is the fourth year of the Stroll and the second year for the Farmers’ Market, which everybody loved last year. “The ‘Passport’ program is a fun concept because shoppers get a deal at each participating store,” she said. “I’m excited about the event because it gives people a chance to go into the stores, see what’s new and what’s going on. It gives the shop owners a chance to give people a nice

special.” Gilbert said shoppers get a “Passport,” which is a paper where they check off all the participating places they have visited. At the end, they can get a prize. She said they’ve added more prizes this year. “We didn’t do the event last year, and people missed it,” she said. “The year before, it was always the same prize, so if you came every week it wasn’t as much fun after two or three weeks. This year, you can choose your own prize.” Gilbert said some of the specials include a discount on ice cream at The Tee Bar; Dina’s is giving diners a free glass of wine with their dinner; and Ava Grace, Gilbert’s store, is doing $5 off a $30 purchase. She said shoppers have to fill out their Passport first, and those deals are for Friday night only. “Come early and fill up your Passport. Go into each participating store and decide which one you want to take advantage of that week on Friday,” she said. “That’s the thing — it’s always the same deal each week at each store, but the shopper can do a deal at a different store each week.”

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Ellicottville musician among those to play at Seneca museum amphitheater By Deb Everts

Allegany State Park (ASP) and the SenecaIroquois National Museum are partnering this summer to present local musicians from the park’s Artist in Residence program. From July 10 to Aug. 21., the museum will host the free concerts at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center’s new outdoor amphitheater every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. Each performance will last approximately an hour, with a new musician and a variety of genres covered each week. The event is drug- and alcohol-free. It will be held weather permitting. Ellicottville native Will Lowery will entertain with his folk, blues and classical guitar music on July 24. Lowry has been writing and recording since the late 1970s. As an acoustic guitarist, his background is both in folk and classical music, while he also spent time as an electric guitarist for both rock and blues bands. He records at Diamond Lake Studios in Cattaraugus. Jennifer Jemison, promotion manager at the museum, said this is the first time the performers from the Artist in Residence program have come to the museum to entertain. She said the museum always does something with the park each summer. Since the cultural center has the new amphitheater, the park thought they’d come to the museum and entertain people there. “We strive to make our parks part of the local community,” said Jay Bailey, ASP Regional Director. “In this case, we have partnered with the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum to both expose the community to our Artist in Residence program and expose our campers to this incredible museum and cultural center on the edge of the park. Our Artists in Residence program features various artists serving throughout the summer season who each provide a full week of entertainment to park patrons.” On July 10, Susie Rozler will open the summer music program with a huge variety of relaxing and fun musical genres. Her 30 years of professional musicianship, vocal performance, voiceover performances for

radio and commercials, acting and teaching Pre-K to 5th-grade music gets the audience singing along, moving and enjoying themselves while learning. A teacher of music and nature, she works with Earth Spirit Educational Services at the Niagara Falls Parks Department. Tyler Calkins, of Marshmellow Overcoat of Bradford, Pa., will be playing July 17. His sounds reflect the songwriting techniques of the 1960s and ‘70s, while also utilizing modern and alternative rock. His unique rhythm guitar, piano, harmonica and vocals have made him one of the most sought-after performers in the Southern Tier. In addition to solo and side projects, Calkins has five albums under his belt with his band. With a passion for entertaining a crowd, Jamie Haight will play his guitar and sing July 31. A member of the Chautauqua Area Musician Program’s “Fantasy Rock Star League,” Haight was voted Chautauqua County’s best lead guitarist in 2005. Over the last several years, he has done mostly solo work, performing at area venues and recording albums. He has played with such bands as Djava, Sweet Jane and China Phrog. On Aug. 7, Nick Kody of West Valley and Lydia Herren of Springville will play a wide range of acoustic rock, blues and country folk music. The duo, backed by The Creek Road Band, offers a unique and diverse interpretation of the Americana genre through both their recorded work and live performances. Both musicians are multiinstrumentalists, performing on guitar, violin, harmonica, mandolin, bass and piano, to name a few. On Aug. 21, the final evening of the music series, Gregory Zeis and Jess Chizuk of The Rightly So will entertain the crowd with their unique style of captivating acoustic music. The duo from the Buffalo area is comprised of Zeis, an esteemed guitarist and performer, and award-winning singer/songwriter Jess Chizuk who deliver their music in perfectly blended harmonies by voices that have been described as “electric and deeply in tune.”


In addition to passport shopping and dining specials, there will be free, fun activities for kids and adults to enjoy along Washington Street including face painting, balloon twisting, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, outdoor movies at the Gazebo, a fire hula hooper, kids’ fitness, chalk art, a fun photo booth, live music and more. According to Gilbert, each place can do their own thing on the sidewalk in front of their store, and they can do any activity they want. For example, in the past, some shop owners have put out hula hoops, sidewalk chalks or bubbles. She said some weeks it’ll be a stilt walker, a magician or a juggler; other weeks it’ll be a balloon twister or a face painter. Gilbert said the Stroll the Streets committee hires entertainers as well, and they have music booked for every single week. She said the music will be set up on Washington Street and will be located on alternating sides each week. “We find that the music attracts a lot of attention,” she said. “People will be just driving through town and they stop because they want to know what’s going on. They hear the music and see the people kind of wandering around, so

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they say, ‘We need to stop here and have dinner here, instead of someplace else.’” In August, visitors can also have fun at the Farmers’ Market on the front lawn of the 1887 Building and at the Gazebo in the park across the street

where crafters and artisans will be set up. Gilbert said the Farmers’ Market started last year in August because of the harvest season. She said it’s possible that the Farmers’ Market will be extended past the end of August and into September, but she doesn’t have any confirmation yet. “I love ‘Stroll the Streets,’” she said. “We’re trying to attract families to come down on Friday nights and start their weekend. Maybe, if they are coming for the whole weekend, they can come a little early and take part in all the activities that we have going on Friday nights.” Gilbert said the entire

event is funded by sponsors, with the Rotary of Ellicottville their main sponsor. She said they appreciate all their sponsors, big and small. “We are really appreciative of the support. There are a lot of businesses in town that look forward to the event and they set aside part of their advertising dollars so they can support this. If anyone would like to donate to benefit the Stroll the Streets event, they may do so through an the event’s website, strollthestreetsellicottville. com. For the latest updates, find Stroll the Streets Ellicottville on Facebook, call Gilbert at 699-1105 or email her at jessavagrace@ Also on July 5, ERA Team VP realty will present the “Bags and Brews for Roswell” fundraiser on Monroe Street. The event will include a Cornhole Tournament, live music, and tastings from Ellicottville’s local breweries, winery and distillery.

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National Comedy Center named one of ‘100 Reasons to Love America’ The National Comedy Center in Jamestown was recently named one of People Magazine’s “100 Reasons to Love America” in the publication’s July 1, cover story. One of only three museums to be named on its annual list of the nation’s most beloved treasures, People cited the National Comedy Center as “the country’s first museum devoted to comedy” and “worth the trip to Jamestown,” Lucille Ball’s hometown. “We are proud to be included on this prestigious list created by People Magazine,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director. “As Americans hit the road over the July 4th holiday weekend and beyond, we hope they’ll come visit Jamestown to see for themselves why the National Comedy Center is a national treasure and a great reason to love America.” Gunderson said this recognition is one more validation of everything visitors have been saying about the experience. He said it exceeded expectations and is glad People has recognized it in this national context. “Our goal was to create a worldclass attraction where patrons from all

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County’s students celebrated at 18th Youth Citizenship banquet By Kellen M. Quigley Many of Cattaraugus County’s future leaders were recognized Monday night at the annual Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau Youth Citizenship Awards banquet at the Holiday Valley Lodge. Nearly all of the 52 seniors recognized weekly stood and introduced their parents and, in some cases, grandparents, siblings or significant others as well as told the more than 200 in attendance what they plan to do after graduating high school, most of whom will be going off to college. Youth Bureau Director Dr. Anthony Evans said starting with the first Youth of the Week recipient on Feb. 20, 2001, up through this year’s class, there have been 917 youth citizens recognized by the county. “We were spending so much taxpayer money on the at-risk kids, I wanted to find a way to celebrate the youth citizen kids who were doing what we want every kid to do,” he said. “You are a continuation of that model for all these years. For that, I salute you.” As a special surprise for Evans at the end of the evening, the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau board and staff

presented him with the first Adult Community Service Award, thanking him for all his years serving the county, the region and kids everywhere. Guest speaker and astronaut Dr. James A. Pawelczyk gave everyone in attendance a night to remember, from demonstrating how a space shuttle takes off with the help of four student volunteers to answering questions about his life and career. Pawelczyk, an associate professor at Penn State University, congratulated the 52 recipients on their achievements, but also imparted some advice for their futures, telling them to forget one “Po-” word and to remember two others “I think the advice that you need to ‘fake it till you make’ — that you need to become a ‘poser’ — is flat-out, 100 percent, absolutely dead wrong,” he said. “I want you to expunge it from the way you think about yourself.” Instead, Pawelczyk asked the students to not think of posing when looking to their futures, but to think of “potential” and “possibility.” “These are the ‘Po-’ words I like,” said the Buffalo native and University of Rochester graduate. Regarding potential, Pawelczyk said the

only difference between the students and adults at the banquet is age, meaning all the students there have the potential to do great things, something nobody can take away from them. “What you need to do is maximize it,” he said. “That’s your job.” Secondly, Pawelczyk told the students they will be presented with possibilities all the time and they need to seize them every chance they get. He said by taking advantage of potential and seeking possibility, the students can become a part of any team they want and fill any role expected of them. “I ask you to forget that bad ‘Po-’ word that makes me upset and remember just two,” he said. “Potential is what you have and possibility is what you’re about to be afforded.” County Legislature Chair James Snyder, R-Olean, also congratulated the students, saying they are among the best and brightest in the county. “On behalf of the Cattaraugus County Legislature, I just want you all to know how proud I am of you,” he said. “I want to wish you luck and keep up the good work.”


As the Ellicottville Board of Education members bade goodbye to long-time member Nicole Klein at the June 18 board meeting, the finality of the 2018-19 school year truly became apparent. This second-to-last roundup of the school’s governing force was a short-but-sweet reminder of the progress ECS has made throughout the months. In celebration of this, the long-awaited results of the district’s commitment to excellence were finally announced. Overall, the district was 21st out of 96 Western New York School districts. “We are proud to announce Ellicottville Central School’s Business First Rankings for this year,” said Superintendent Bob Miller in his report. The Elementary School, under Maren Bush’s new leadership, came in 20th out of 252 schools in Western New York, Ellicottville Middle School ranked 28th out of 191 and Ellicottville High School was 49th out of 131. Though it isn’t certain exactly how these ranks are determined, one test score can have a large impact on ranking. After all, if five students fail in a class of 40, that is 8 percent of the determining factor. Nevertheless, the school district is incredibly pleased with the results and hopes to continue to keep up the high standards into the foreseeable future. In his report, High School Principal Erich Ploetz commented on how quiet it had seemed that day without the middle schoolers, who had celebrated their last day on June 17. Other than that, the school remained a bustling final exam warzone until June 25. On the last day of school, the Class of 2019 walked the halls in their caps and gowns to the tune of “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire. It was a wonderful opportunity for students of all grade levels to witness what is awaiting them in just a few short years. Thanks to the generous donations of students and faculty,

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June 29 SGI Graduation Ceremonies at Springville-Griffith High School. 10 a.m.

the school was also able to offer the Bishop family a sum of money to help cover medical expenses and other outstanding costs after a car accident left senior Hunter Bishop and alumni Austin in a coma. With the family recovered and ready for graduation, the district was happy to be able to help on their journey. Elementary Principal Maren Bush shared some pictures of her students enjoying the year-end field trips, as well as some mini-grant success! The Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau awarded Lisa Schwartz a PEDALS grant. Dr. Marie Davis also received a local community mini-grant from the Ellicottville Rotary. This will allow her to provide an all-expenses-paid tutoring program for students with reading difficulties at the school this summer.

June 29 Girl Scouts Daisy for a Day at Ellicottville Memorial Library. Free event where girls and their families can learn about the Girl Scouts. Enjoy STEM and other activities. 11 a.m.

IN OTHER NEWS, long-time bus driver Ed Crowley is retiring from the district effective this August. Senior maintenance mechanic, Randy Wiser, has resigned from the district, as well. Superintendent Miller discussed changes in Voting Laws concerning time off for school workers. The typical four hours provided on Election Day is particularly detrimental to a substitute teacher’s school day and leaves the district understaffed. Comprises are being reached so as to fully serve all parties involved. Additionally, legislation concerning mandatory vaccinations has just been amended. Parents with nonvaccinated children will be receiving confidential letters from the school detailing the new regulations. In short, certain requirements must be met for a child to attend public school and administration will now be much stricter in their enforcement. An Athletics for Home-Schooled Students bill is being introduced into the NYS State Legislature. This would allow home-schooled students to join ECS’s sports teams. The venture would pose a variety of problems all the way from student accountability to district size rankings. Both NYSPHSAA and NYSCOSS are against it.

three RBIs in the District 2 playoff game. Also for the winners, Emmylu Carls scored four runs, while Hailey Rzucek had two hits and three RBIs. For Cuba, Alayna Heigel had an RBI, and Sydney Howard, Hailey Bello and Lizzie Kocsis scored two runs each. ECLV advances to Tuesday’s finals in the

double-elimination tournament, facing the winner of Monday’s elimination game between Cuba and Fillmore. Fillmore 9, Salamanca 8 In an elimination game, winning pitcher Hannah Southwick struck out seven batters, and Jenna Hill collected four hits

Kids Summer Reading Program — Summer Reading begins July 1. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” This program helps children maintain their reading skills over summer vacation and encourages regular use of the library. We are already gearing up to provide astronomy programs and events focusing on group games, musical crafts, physical challenges, art projects, science and engineering experiments and more. Sign up starting June 28. July 22, 6-8 p.m., Knitting (& Crochet) Club — All abilities welcome, just bring some yarn and your needles.

with two doubles and three RBIs to lift Fillmore Sunday in Ellicottville. Natalie Orcutt added two hits for Fillmore. Brianna Benjamin (7 strikeouts) pitched for Salamanca and had three hits and three RBIs at the plate. Jaelynne Brown had two hits.

acceptable use policy. According to a review of the web browsing history on 15 computers, significant personal internet use on three computers was discovered. In addition, sensitive IT control weaknesses were communicated confidentially to District officials following the audit. The Comptroller’s office gave the district two key recommendations based on the findings of the technology audit.

Aug. 24 Tuscan Moon at Holiday Valley, Ellicottville. Hosted by Rotary Club of Ellicottville.

July 24, 6-8 p.m., Corn Husk Dolls — Join instructor Charlotte YerpeStock for this free class where participants will learn how to make corn husk dolls. Class size is limited to the first 10 adults and/or teens to register. All supplies are provided, but you must contact the library to register. Sponsored by Tri-County Arts Council and Cattaraugus County. 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.

‘Backlash’ by Brad Thor In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back. Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives and assassins. Scot Horvath is all three of these and two days ago he was crossed. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, he must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. This book is currently available in book format only at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. It is also available as a large print book or as an audiobook using our interlibrary loan program, or you can download for free as an eBook version to your own device using your library card!

Technology audit released for Ellicottville Central School District

A technology audit for Ellicottville Central School was recently released by the Office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. During the audit period, DiNapoli’s office reported that the district did not provide any information technology (IT) security awareness training. The audit reported there was also evidence that some employees did not comply with the district’s

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ECLV advances to District finals in 10-12 softball

Jaida Mendell (double) tallied four hits, four RBIs and four runs scored to lead Ellicottville/ Cattaraugus/Little Valley to a 24-9 victory over Cuba in three innings of 10-12 softball on Sunday in Ellicottville. Ande Northrup earned the pitching win in relief, recording three strikeouts, and also had two hits and

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First, it was suggested the district provide periodic IT security awareness training. Second, the Comptroller’s office recommended the district provide adequate oversight of employee internet use to ensure it complies with school board policies. It was reported that district officials agreed with these recommendations and indicated they planned to initiate corrective action.

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Bonn Val water project receives Great Valley board approval By Kellen M. Quigley

One month after the Great Valley Town Board gave the go-ahead for a project to update and improve the water system at the Bonn Val housing area, engineers are ready to finalize specs and go out to bid. At the town’s June 10 meeting, Derek Rule from MDA Engineers presented to the board the preliminary plans for what the project for Bonne Way East and Bonne Ridge residents would include. Estimates for the project are around $32,000, Rule said, but an accepted bid would determine the final costs. He said that price includes materials and labor. According to Rule, MDA researched the different filter technologies to see what would work best, comparing three different options, and found the best option would be splitting the process into two pressure zones: from the wells through the filter to a holding tank, and then another from the holding tank up the hill to the storage tanks. “It’ll be pre-chlorinated before the filter to oxidize the iron and all the things causing the water quality concerns,” he said. After being filtered and moved into a 300-gallon storage tank, “from there we’d have a second set of pumps that would operate at high pressures, pumping from that storage tank up to the big overall tank that serves the district.” The existing system operates at about 125

pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure, Rule said, which is needed to overcome the elevation difference between the wells and storage tanks at the top of the hill. “There’s not really any way of getting around that pressure. We have to produce that much to get the water up to the storage tanks,” he said. Rule said the problem is the filter the system uses is only designed for 100 psi, which is where the water quality problems come from. According to Rule, in the existing system, even though the filter is rated for the 125 psi pressure, the media tends to break down prematurely at that high of pressure. He said the new system would avoid that, but also require replacing the existing pumps and installing new pumps after the filtration process. “It keeps the cost in the filter system down, makes it so it can operate at the intended pressures,” he said. “It does increase the overall cost of the system, but what we are looking at is the overall longevity of the equipment and the function of the equipment over time.” Rule said installing new filters and new piping would help cut down on the corrosion of the equipment. He said the new equipment could all fit in the existing building where the pumps and filters are. Eric Wohlers, the Cattaraugus County Environmental Health Director, said the new

equipment would allow for the system to be flushed only twice a year, which is much less frequent than what has to happen now. The town board estimates advertising bids for the project after its July meeting and then accepting the bids and awarding the project in August. Rule said everything should be completed by mid-fall before the snow starts to fly. Board member Gerald Musall said they need to figure out a timeline so the system isn’t down during a week when there is a large festival in Ellicottville and all the Bonn Val homeowners are staying there. Rule said it should only take about a month from awarding the contract to start of construction, putting it at mid-September. He said they can figure out when specifically the work should be done to interfere as little as possible with the residents. Wohlers said depending on the contractor and crew, the project could be done in a day or two. He said the pieces mostly come intact and just have to be put together. “If they start early in the morning and make sure the reservoir is full, in a few hours they can have all the old equipment out of there and can immediately bring in the new pieces,” Wohlers said. The current equipment has been there for about 20 years and is past its lifespan due to the chlorine exposure in the building and corrosion from the pumps and filters.

According to Rule, the new equipment has a lifespan of 30 years and should last that long thanks to the adjusted pressures and filters being installed. In other business, the board is planning to have a new roof put on the town hall. Musall said they could order the equipment for the new roof separately and entertain bids for the labor at a later board meeting. Concerning a potential new playground at the Kill Buck community park, the town missed the deadline to apply for a grant for this year. The deadline for the next round of funding will take place this fall, so the board will look to have something by then. Later this summer, the second annual Kill Buck Community Picnic will be held at the park, which will be sponsored in part by the town. The town had funding leftover from last year’s Bicentennial events and it was agreed they could use some of that funding to help support the annual picnic as a town event. The town also mentioned the idea of making a launch site somewhere along the Great Valley Creek for kayaks and canoes and wondered if there was any money in the county budget to support that. The budget talks for the county begin in September, so the town is looking to propose for funds be allocated to help build one before then.

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William C. Brewer, 76, of Little Valley, passed away Tuesday (June 25, 2019) at Heritage Green Nursing Home. He was born July 26, 1942, in Salamanca, son of the late Courtney and Evelyn (Emke) Brewer. On Feb. 15, 1969, he married the former Helena Solarek, who survives. Mr. Brewer was a U.S.

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Dennis D. Filer Dennis D. Filer, 68, of 3868 Humphrey Road, passed away peacefully Tuesday (June 18, 2019) at Olean General Hospital. Born July 3, 1950, he was the son of Norman and Rita Harrington Filer. On April 7, 2001, in Humphrey, he married Yvonne Scott, who survives. Mr. Filer was a graduate of West Seneca High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree. He was proud of his enlistment in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971. He was an inspector for the Ford Plant, in Hamburg, for 30 years. In his free time, he enjoyed watching the Buffalo Sabres; Buffalo Bills; and NASCAR drivers, Carl Edwards and

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children, Tysen (Lisa) Ginnery of Franklinville and Angela Sherwood of Great Valley; many grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Dennis Filer. Family and friends are welcomed to a memorial graveside service with full military honors being accorded by the Allegany American Legion Ritual Team at 11 a.m. Saturday (June 29, 2019) in Green Cemetery in Great Valley. Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Online condolences may be expressed at

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By Kim Duke Summertime! A glorious time of year — a season filled with vacations, weddings, barbeques and other warm weather activities that make it easy to forget about our healthy habits. This time of year can be filled with opportunities to over eat, over drink and over expose ourselves to the sun. The best way to reduce the risk of the problems related to the “overs” is to make your healthy habits habitual. Kind of


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is to repeat the behavior repeatedly. A great way to start a wanted habit is to write it down. Since healthy habits means creating more than one, write up a short list. This will allow you to see what you need to do and even check them off as you get them done on a daily basis. Once it becomes part of your lifestyle, this to-do list will become part of your routine. Let’s start with EATING REAL — Summer is one of the best times to enjoy ideal health foods. Peaches, plums, berries all have

healthy properties and should be included in salads, on the grill or in hand. Vegetables are also plentiful and fresh during the summer months. Enjoy them raw or grilled to experience their fine flavor and texture. I would place HYDRATE on the list next. In the heat, your body naturally loses essential minerals due to sweating. These fluids need to be replaced or you will experience fatigue, cramps or exhaustion. Drinking filtered water throughout the day will definitely alleviate this problem. Sports drinks

and soda should be avoided, especially if your activity level is low. Those drinks contain sodium and sugar/ sugar substitute. Both are caloric beasts that wreak havoc on your systems. Third, I would put EXERCISE on that list. Summertime is the best time to get outside and play! Go hiking, swimming or running. Throw a Frisbee, take a walk or get on your bike. Just get outside and move. Include your family to encourage healthy habits for all. A family that plays together, stays together.

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Finally, SLEEP — Resist the urge to stay up too late during long summer days. Create a sleep routine, keeping bedtime and wake up time regulated. Avoid drinking alcohol within three hours of your bedtime. Shoot for a full eight hours. So, what are you waiting for? Write up your list and post it in your home so you are reminded of theses simple routines everyday. Your summer will still be full of fun and your body will thank you by feeling fantastic!

Berries are sweet at the Great Valley Berry Patch

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The strawberry crop is a little late this year due to weather, but the sweet, juicy red fruit is ready for picking at the Great Valley Berry Patch. The cool, wet spring delayed the berries ripening for about a week, said Nadyne Litchfield, who with her husband Keith and daughter Pam own and operate the Great Valley Berry Patch near the corner of Humphrey and Peth roads. “We missed Father’s Day, which is always a big day for kids to come pick strawberries with their dads,” Nadyne said last week. The Berry Patch opened up its fields the day after the holiday. “Dress accordingly means bring your boots,” smiled Pam. The straw-covered paths between the rows of strawberries are good at holding water. “Usually by June 1, the telephone starts ringing asking when are we going to open,” Pam said. The average opening date over the past several years is June 10. “Everything will be a little late.” It’s somewhat lucky that

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it was cold, wet weather that delayed the strawberries. Warm wet weather can bring an early end to the season. The typical season is about three to four weeks. The Litchfields started growing strawberries in 1995 at their former location on Klawitter Road. They’ve been on Humphrey Road since 2003. “We’ve had cold, wet, rainy years before,” Keith said. By starting late, it may extend the strawberrypicking season by a week — but there are no guarantees. The business is at the mercy of Mother Nature. The Litchfields have several fields of different berries that ripen at different rates. There should be U-pick strawberries into

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said. U-pick peas are a week or so away from ripening, and raspberries are expected in early July. There are also fall raspberries. Blueberries should be ready for picking by mid-July. Tom Rapacioli of Salamanca was making his second trip to the Berry Patch in two days on last week. Nadyne said he’s been coming for years. “I wash them, clean them and make jam or smush them for strawberry shortcake,” Rapacioli said last week. “I came here yesterday and got eight quarts. They’re healthy — even if you add a little sugar.” Business usually slows down after lunch when the sun is at its hottest. Most residents wait for cooler temperatures. On June 18, however, participants from National Fuel Gas conference at nearby Holiday Valley in Ellicottville came in a steady stream of pickers. They made up for some of the business lost by not being open before Father’s Day. Check the Great Valley Berry Patch Facebook page to see whether they are open or call 945-5221. It’s located at 5608 Humphrey Road.

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me really proud this last year when, for his birthday, he raised money for St. Jude’s and then matched it,” she said. “At last year’s The Hootenanny at Allegany State Park fall Hoot, my awesome friends from Buffalo will kick off its summer season Thursday, bid $50 each on four, 35-cent fly swatters June 27 at 8 p.m. at the park’s Quaker because of one favorite song, ‘My Ding-AAmphitheater. Ling,’ and said it was for the kids. Kindness People arriving at “Sally’s Hootenanny” matters.” will find guests Over the years, singing, dancing and several organizations having a great time. have recognized Marsh If anyone wants to for her dedication and come early, Sally longevity at the park’s Marsh is usually at the hootenanny, as well as amphitheater singing her contributions to the by 7 p.m. community. Marsh is going On Aug. 15, 2013, the strong and hopes to hootenanny attendees still be performing successfully broke the when her 50Guinness Book of World year mark of the Records when they were hootenanny comes the biggest group to along in just two short sing “Old MacDonald.” years. File photo She organized Smokey As the park’s Back again for her 48th year, Sally Bear’s 70th birthday favorite songstress, Marsh will open the 2019 Hootenanny party that was celebrated Marsh has led the at Allegany State Park’s Quaker at the amphitheater as ever-popular singAmphitheater, June 27 at 8 p.m. a fundraiser in August along every Thursday Marsh is shown leading the 2014. night for 48 years hootenanny in a previous year. Marsh was inducted throughout each into the 14th annual summer season. For Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame in 10 weeks, she entertains campers and other April 2016. That same year, she was featured friends at the park, rain or shine, through in the “Of Distinction” tab published by The Labor Day. Salamanca Press. This year’s “fall hoot,” cosponsored by In July 2016, the ASPHS honored her with the Allegany State Park Historical Society (ASPHS), will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13 a plaque, and former State Sen. Catharine Young (R, Olean) presented her with a at 7 p.m. Senatorial Resolution for her 45 years of What started as a sing-a-long around a hosting the park’s hootenannies. campfire with a few people has grown over Besides her passion for music, some the years to be bigger and better. Marsh people may wonder what drives Marsh to said she always looks forward to hosting lead the hootenanny after all these years. She the hootenannies and seeing all the people said it’s the fun, the kids, the families, the joy because they’re like family. She said the and the acts of kindness that make the Hoot people are what keeps her coming back year special. after year. “To see the faces of these kids and their Marsh, who turns 65 on July 7 said, families … there is so much joy there. I’m “What a great thing in my life it’s been. I can’t even tell you how lucky I am to have can’t imagine doing or being anywhere else that joy,” she said. after all these years.” A loyal hootenanny fan recently sent Many people have generously donated items to be raffled off during the hootenanny Marsh a message saying, “Don’t think you could ever imagine the gratitude we have to benefit others in need. At the top of for your selflessness. You have created Marsh’s thank you list are her sister, Mary traditions and memories for so many … Kay McHenry, who has donated animals including us McDonalds, our children and with blankets and singing poodle dogs; now grandchildren. They all look forward to Kathy Kiely Christensen who sent four boxes of wonderful items for the raffles; and the Hoot just as much as I did 40-plus years ago. It brings tears to my eyes when I watch her friend, Judy Fiero, who embroidered the my grandchildren sing and dance and feel patches to make the “Hoot Bears” for the my dad smiling down as he watches tradition raffles. being passed down to yet another generation. The “Be Kind Raffle” is especially dear You are so special, Sally. Thank you for to her. According to Marsh, the special bringing such joy to so many.” raffle made it possible for the group to make When the park turns 100, in 2021, Marsh Christmas last year nicer for 78 kids. The proceeds from the raffle also allow the group will have been leading the hootenanny for 50 years, which is her goal. She said that will to donate to benefits, help families and kids be the biggest celebration yet, thanks to the and so much more. continued support of so many people who “I have always believed kids learn love the hootenanny. kindness by example. My own son made


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