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Hundreds of hungry people eat their ﬁll at Taste of Ellicottville By Cindy Wagner
If you missed out on the Taste of Ellicottville last weekend, there were dozens of treats that awaited along Monroe Street in the village during one of the tastiest times of the summer. There were plenty of tents and seating available along the street, which was closed from Hughey Alley to Martha Street, and vendors lined both sides, tempting the passersby with their fare. On Sunday, cooking demonstrations took place on the street and the Chopped competition, sponsored by the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, was once again held for all to see. “All of the restaurants did an amazing job and stepped up to the plate with delicious, healthy and gluten free dishes,” said Brian McFadden, Executive Director of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. “Of the Taste events I have seen this summer in Western NY, we are the only one that limits the participants to local only, plus of course our long-time sponsor and partner, the Seneca Allegany Casino & Resort … We are fortunate to have so many great establishments.” Donna Brown and her husband drove in from Medina, about two hours away, just to attend the Taste. It was their second time in line at Finnerty’s Tap Room.
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Plenty planned at Ellicottville Distillery leading to 3rd anniversary By Kellen M. Quigley The Ellicottville Distillery will be turning three years old in a little less than two months, and the locally owned and operated business has several events in store leading up to it. The public is invited to come out this Sunday, Aug. 18 to the distillery, located at 5462 Robbins Road near Ashford Junction, for Distilled & Chilled, a free music fest event celebrating the late summer days. “We’re out here in the middle of nowhere and events are the best way to make people aware of us,” said Chief Distiller Bryan Scharf last week. “We have a lot of space.
We’re building an outdoor stage right now.” From 2 to 6 p.m., area entertainers the Chris Squier Band, Porcelain Train and Nick Kody & the Creek Road Band will provide live music throughout the afternoon. KB Foods of Salamanca will be onsite with its food trailer. “It’s a ‘check us out’ kind of thing,” Scharf said. “We’ll have a few bands and hopefully get some people out here.” The Ellicottville Distillery ofﬁcially opened its doors for business Oct. 1, 2016, after a two-and-a-half year project in the making. It opened with a unique line of corn
whiskey, corn vodka and apple vodka — all under its label “The Agronomist.” “All of our spirits are made from local grain, honey, cider,” Scharf said. “That’s a big thing is source everything as local as possible here.” The spirits are created in a 500-gallon copper pot still, custom-made in Germany, that is the heart of the entire operation. Scharf manages the distillery and is in charge of most of the day-to-day operations. “Things are going pretty well,” he said. “Every month is getting better. More and more people are becoming aware we’re
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Photo submitted In preparation for its third anniversary, the Ellicottville Distillery has several events planned for late summer leading up to the release of its two-year-old bourbon on Sept. 28.
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Celebrate summer at ASP’s annual Beach Party
By Deb Everts
Pack up the family and spend a fun summer evening at Allegany State Park’s 11th annual Beach Party on Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Red House Beach area. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. with a showcase of local vendors and organizations sponsored by the Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will have the opportunity to check out the many great products available in the local area including handmade jewelry, bath and body products, all natural honey and a variety of baked goods. Empire Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S.) will be onsite with some adoptable pets looking for forever homes. The music begins at 6 p.m. with Artist-inResidence Ken Hardley, a musician, entertainer and socialite from Upstate New York. Hardley has dedicated his life to restless explorations of a variety of musical and literary mediums making him a performer of broad musical taste and perspective. Whether hosting Rolling Hills Radio, fronting a
Photo courtesy Enchanted Mountains Every summer people of all ages enjoy Allegany State Park’s Beach Party held at the Red House Beach area. Guests are encouraged to don their favorite Hawaiian shirt and practice their limbo moves.
band, emceeing an event or playing solo, he creates an edgy, warm, funny, unpredictable, cerebral atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. Headlining the music of the evening is the KoKoMo Time Band that takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. The group will play oldies of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s and Beach Party tunes by Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys. Established in 1999, the Kokomo Time Band has played in the 2014 Buffalo Italian Festival, the 2015 and 2016 Falls Street events in Niagara Falls, 10 Taste of Orchard Park
events, the 2017 Town of Niagara Concert Series, Seneca Nation of Indians Fall Fest (10 years), Lucy Fest (4-5 years) and the City of Jamestown events including the 2017 McCrea Park Dedication and 2018 Bridge Fest. The band was also honored to play during the Independence Day Celebration this past Fourth of July on the Main Stage in the City of Niagara Falls. Offering a refreshing alternative in local music, The KoKoMo Time Band has nearly 200 songs in their song list that they can tailor to make any concert
and/or party event a hit. Current band members include Spencer Drake, virtuosic guitarist and bass; John Guras, keyboards and vocals; Vince Micheche, bass and vocals; and the band’s founder and leader Jim Steffan, drums and vocals. This family-friendly event will also feature activities for all ages including crafts for kids. Families can sign up for the sand sculpture contest and put their creativity to the test. Building starts at 5:30 p.m. and judging will be at 6:30. The “Ask the Naturalist” table will feature some interactive displays where park naturalists will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions about the park’s ﬂora and fauna. Red House Beach will be open for swimming from 11 a.m. through 7:45 p.m. People should bring lawn chairs or blankets and can pack a picnic supper if they wish. Beginning at 4 p.m., J-Con Concessions will host a chicken barbecue, until sold out. For more details, contact the Allegany State Park Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101, ext. 236.
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Photo submitted The winners of this year’s judging at the Taste of Ellicottville.
“This is very good,” said Brown of the pad thai. “So was the brisket at Balloons. It was top notch.” Her husband, Bob, could only give it a thumbs up, his mouth too full of the pad thai to give his verbal opinion. Kim Webb was in the area for the weekend with friends Barbara Tigman and Betty Wong, all from Toronto, and just happened on the Taste. She and Tigman were trying out the beef on weck perogies at Ellicottville Brewing Company. Christian Tighe, who runs the kitchen for EBC, said the dish was “basically beef wrapped up in the pierogi,” with caraway seeds, pretzel salt and horsey cream sauce on the side. If you missed it, Tighe said the dish was available on their menu inside. “It’s very good. It’s very tasty,” Webb said. “The whole thing is good. There’s a lot of people.” There were hundreds of people throughout the day, but no one seemed to mind standing in the (sometimes long) lines on the sidewalks outside the restaurants. They were busy perusing the brochure of the Taste and deciding where to go next. The brochure handily came complete with a
map of where each of the 23 restaurants are located, their menu items available and the number of tickets necessary for their purchase. Judging of salads, entrees, desserts, healthy choices and nonalcoholic drinks took place early in the afternoon Saturday, so Taste goers had the opportunity to check out what the judges ascertained was the best dishes of the event. “Each restaurant had to select a category that they wanted to be judged in this year,” said Barb Pump, Project Development Manager at the chamber. “I feel that the judging system we had this year allowed each restaurant to be creative in something that they are comfortable in, and it showed with presentation, creativity and of course taste.” Judges included: Jodi Cerza and Drew Cerza, the “Chicken Wing King” in charge of National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival held each Labor Day; Marc Muscato, with Rock Autism; and Jana Eisenberg, representing Buffalo Spree. The four awards and the winners were: Best Healthy Choice: Villaggio;
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here,” Scharf said. “It’s kind of like a cozy, hang-out place. It’s comfortable here, not an industrial feel where it’s in and out the door.” On Sept. 15, the Distillery is hosting its second annual Vintage Motorcycle Show from 1 to 4 p.m. Scharf said they are hoping to make it even bigger and better than the ﬁrst year. If you’re a fan of motorcycles and refreshing cocktails or just a good time in general, Scharf said this is the event to check out. For $15, those interested can register their bike for the event and show it off to the crowd. Vendors will be on site swapping used motorcycle parts. There will also be a 50/50 rafﬂe. Food will be supplied by KB Foods and Nick Kody and Lydia Herren will provide live music. At the end, there will be a People’s Choice vote on the best vintage bike. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, feel free to ride your own bike down to the event. Public tastings are currently held on Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 8 p.m. For more details, call the distillery at 597-6121 or search for “Ellicottville Distillery” on Facebook and Instagram.
out here, so that’s always a plus.” On Sept. 28, Scharf said they plan to release their two-year-old bourbon to celebrate their third anniversary. A party is planned for the following weekend on Oct. 5. “It’s hard to believe it’s been three years already,” he said. “We started out not really knowing what we were doing, but now we have a pretty good grasp on how to keep things going.” But ﬁrst on Aug. 25, the Distillery will be hosting their ﬁrst pig roast event at 2 p.m. They will provide the food and cocktails and are asking attendees to bring the good times. Ron K will be onsite playing tunes. A $20 donation is being requested per plate. The building housing the distillery has high ceilings and ample space, an ideal place for a distillery. The interior of the building has a 40-by60-foot open ﬂoor plan that was renovated to accommodate the distillery and retail area. It has a tasting room with a beautiful copper-topped bar, and upstairs there is a mezzanine for bottles and storage. The fermentors and still are downstairs, along with a bottling and labeling area and a retail space. “We’re off the beaten path, but we’re a family-run operation out
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Hatchet throwing bar proposed for Village of Ellicottville By Caitlin Croft
with a clear stain as opposed to opaque. The Planning Board advised the homeowner that in the VRD these are the standards and the natural wood grain is something you would see in different areas of the village but not the VRD. With the porch addition all setbacks are met except the combined yard set back. This will need a side yard variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The VPB advised the applicant that the house has come such a long way and thanked him for working to restore the home despite the hiccup in the ﬁnal staining. Site Plan Modiﬁcations require a Public Hearing, which was set for Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The board then approved the new sign for 11 Washington St., McGees, a bookstore. Next, was conversation regarding 14 Washington St. where a there is a proposed Hatchet Throwing Indoor Entertainment and Bar seeking a Special Use Permit, Sign Permit and Architectural Design Review. This is a Type 1 action under SEQR and is a Change in Use on a State Highway. The applicant addressed questions regarding noise and vibration concerns for the surrounding neighbors. The applicant advised the wood target that the hatchet is being thrown into is wet and will absorb some of the noise in addition to the rubber surround and soundprooﬁng the ceiling above the hatchet lanes. The application was deemed complete and there was a public hearing set for Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. There was some discussion on the sign permit and the applicants are returning with a new design next month. The board approved the ADR. The board does not need public hearings to approve and ADR. The front windows of 14 Washington St. will be restored as per the photos of the original facade The board then approved an ADR modiﬁcation for 3 Washington St. with the set back of the door as presented in the photo provided. Lastly, there was discussion regarding 16 Washington St. and a Special Use Permit (SUP) for an Accessory Use of Food Service. Inside the current Adventure Bound, the owner would like to add a coffee shop and serve baked goods. The applicant had questions as to why one area of the code did not require a SUP yet another part of the zoning did require the SUP.
The August meeting of the Ellicottville Village Planning Board opened with two public hearings, one regarding a Bed and Breakfast Special Use Permit and the other a Site Plan Modiﬁcation (SPM) and Architectural Design Review (ADR) for a deck. There were no members of the public in attendance to address the matters. All criteria of a Bed & Breakfast per the zoning regulations for 30 Jefferson St. have been met. No site plan or architectural review is needed because there are no changes to the footprint or exterior of the structure. There was a question on parking but the applicant advised there is over ﬁve spots to park. The planning board voted to declare this a negative declaration under the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) and approved the Special Use Permit. There was a change regarding the driveway and deck on the south side of 16 Rockwell St. This project was previously approved and is back in front of the planning board due to changes. The board voted to declare this a negative declaration under SEQR, approve the SPM as shown on plans dated Aug. 8 with the condition that the nonpermitted parking in front of the home is removed and returned to a lawn before permits are issued and approve the ADR. Under new business, the board approved the new sign for 8-10 Washington St., an attorney’s ofﬁce, Peters & Moriarty. There was an ADR for 12 Rockwell St. regarding the demolition and rebuild of a garage. The only reason an ADR is necessary is because the rooﬂine is changing slightly. The reconstruction will take place in the same footprint so no site plan review is needed. The board approved the ADR. Next, was a discussion regarding 8-10 Mechanic St. for a home that has been reconstructed with plans approved back in 2016. Per those plans, the siding was going to be stained, along with the deck in addition to the deck posts being painted. The homeowner has not stained the siding and deck per the approved plans. The homeowner stated that a clear stain had been applied but this is not to the standards of the Village Residential District (VRD) that had been approved. The homeowner would like to preserve the natural woodgrain of the siding
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GV Firemen’s Clubhouse receives overdue facelift Project supplier gives firemen a breath of fresh air with bottle donation
By Kellen M. Quigley
The Great Valley Volunteer Fire Department’s clubhouse has been a much loved and used space in community for years, but it was in desperate need of cosmetic improvements. This summer, the building on Depot Street received a facelift all along the outside, matching what people ﬁrst see when approaching the clubhouse to the quality of the facilities inside. “We recently put masonry stone, some new windows and doors and PVC siding on the ﬁremen’s clubhouse,” said Mark Ward, assistant ﬁre chief. Ward said this was the ﬁrst time the ﬁre company had done anything to the exterior since it was built in 1983, with the exception of occasional painting and ﬁxing the roof. “It’s a fairly signiﬁcant project,” he added. “We tried to improve the curb appeal.” The materials came from Armor Building Supply, of Olean, the department’s long-time supplier, Ward said. To show their support of the ﬁre company, Armor recently donated $1,500 for purchasing new SCBA air bottles, which often about $800 each, Ward said. The SCBA air bottles last for about 10 years and have to be replaced regularly to meet safety standards. “They’ve worked with us over the years on projects at the ﬁrehall,”
Photo by Kellen M. Quigley Members of the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Department recently received a breath of fresh air from Armor Supply of Olean, which donated $1,500 to the ﬁre company for new replacement air bottles. Pictures (from left): Mark Ward, assistant ﬁre chief; Don Martin, salesman for Armor; Fire Chief Jim Evans; and Ron Konka, Armor manager.
he added. “It was very nice, very thoughtful… It’s great when a company like this supports the community.” Although a majority of the project is complete, there is still some more to do planned for early next spring, such as some landscaping around the building. Ward said they may plant some shrubs or small trees. Over the years, Ward said the inside has been re-done the ﬂooring, carpeting and wall a number of different times over the years, as well as the bar, kitchen and bathrooms.
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The ﬁre company rents out the clubhouse space regularly for community functions and events. Ward said they try to rent the building inexpensively or free if possible, such as for funerals, senior group functions and fundraisers for locals who had a tragedy in their family. “It truly is a community facility that people in the area are welcome to use, and it serves a great purpose that way,” he added. “We just thought it was time to get it looking a little better.”
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By Kim Duke There is a part of a ﬁtness regime that often gets overlooked. It is stretching. Believe it or not, stretching is actually pretty controversial in the ﬁtness
HEALTH & FITNESS: industry. Some studies have shown that stretching before you begin a workout can be counterproductive and even dangerous. “Before a workout, a cold muscle is like a frozen elastic band, so if you stretch it, it may feel like it’s going to snap,” explains certiﬁed personal trainer Sarah Robichaud. The key to reaping the beneﬁts of stretching is to do it safely. Here’s what you need to know about stretching the right way and the right time.
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GV town board postpones basketball court project until ‘20
By Kellen M. Quigley
The hopes of seeing a new court for kids to play basketball on behind the Great Valley Town Hall this year have been postponed by the town board after its regular meeting Monday. A proposal by Shana Chudy, a Great Valley parent involved with Ellicottville’s youth basketball program, to build an outdoor court for kids to practice on in the town was originally proposed to the board in July with authorization to apply for a Cattaraugus County grant to help pay for the project. Although the project was awarded $5,000, it would have been reimbursed to the town only after the court was completed, something the board didn’t see as a possibility for 2019. “I don’t see it as feasible to try to plan this project going into the middle of August,” said Town Supervisor Dan Brown. “We got the middle of August, September and October. If we get rain in October it’s going to be a mess, and if we don’t ﬁnish the project we don’t get the funds. … We don’t have the money in the budget to front a project right now, even if we do get the $5,000 back.” Chudy originally proposed a full-sized high school court of 84 feet by 50 feet, which the town board said could cost upwards of $10,000. In addition to the $5,000 from the grant, she said a GoFundMe fundraiser has additionally raised over $700 as of Aug. 12. On Monday, Chudy said a halfsized or even quarter-sized court would be better than nothing, which would reduce the costs
substantially. “I reached out to many local businesses asking for support,” Chudy said. Local contractors also agreed to support the project through providing materials at lower costs, she said. Board member Jerry Musall said there were too many uncertain variables with the project pertaining to additional materials and costs to commit to it Monday night. He also mentioned the need for a runoff area and a buffer around the court, which would increase the size of space needed. Although Chudy’s original plan had a concrete surface for the court, Brown said the town should look into other materials. “It chips, it ﬂakes, it cracks. If it does that, we’ll be right back to square one or even worse because we’ll have to jackhammer it all out,” Brown said of using concrete. “The courts I’ve been looking at are blacktop. We can do that in-house. We can’t build something that we can’t maintain.” Board member Sandy Goode said the space behind the town hall is ﬁnite already and they need to ﬁgure out what the best use of the land is with the playground and baseball ﬁeld already there. “I’m all for it, but I want to make sure where we pour concrete is the right spot because we can’t just pick it up and move it,” she added. Later in the meeting, the board authorized Mark D. Alianello, of MDA Engineers, to draw up a plan on how the town could best use the space behind the town hall in order to have a multi-use recreational area for
the community that includes an outdoor court. “A basketball court is ﬁne, but what else can the basketball court be used for,” Brown said. “It’s a lot easier to complete something when you have a plan to get there.” Board member Becky Kruszynski said she would like to see the project happen, but agreed it wouldn’t be possible to do by the end of 2019. She said it would be better if the board and Chudy work together to get a plan in place for 2020, build some of the cost into next year’s budget and work over the fall and winter to raise the rest of the funds needed. “We’ll do anything for the kids, but I wish we could have started the project earlier,” added board member Lori Finch. “There’s just too many unanswered things to ﬁgure out. … We can start on it now, ﬁgure out what it will cost in the spring and get it into the budget now.” IN OTHER BUSINESS, the board accepted the low bid of $46,679 from Kellner, LLC of Olean, to complete the Bonn Val water treatment upgrades. Alianello, the engineer for the project, said the next step would be to have Kellner, LLC meet with him to go over the project and see if the costs could come down any further. The board also accepted the low bid of $13,800 by board member Jerry Musall to install a new roof on the town hall building. Brown said the town received no bids the ﬁrst time it was advertised and Musall’s bid was the only one submitted the second time. Musall abstained from voting.
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Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over. She begins her own private practice and is enjoying a slower pace when an old friend calls in a favor. Cassie is asked to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an inﬂuential family. Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out by the Bitterroot Mountains, family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land, and there’s always something more to the story. The Kleinsassers have ruled this part of Montana for decades, and they want to see Blake Kleinsasser, the black sheep of the family, put away forever for the assault. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must ﬁght against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly. “The Bitterroots” is a searing novel of loyalty, lies, and lethal retribution. 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 audio 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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Aug. 17 3rd Anniversary Open House at Concord Senior Center, Springville. Food, live music, tour the center. 4-6 p.m.
Aug. 24 Tuscan Moon - Gourmet Dinner Party Fundraiser at Holiday Valley, Ellicottville. Hosted by Rotary Club of Ellicottville.
Aug. 17 Raise our Roof Jamboree at Gowanda Moose Lodge, 201 Aldrich St. Food, large basket rafﬂe, side rafﬂes, 50/50, Jeremy Keyes and Barnstorm perform. $8 presale, $15 couple, $10 at door. Call 532-4882. 2-10 p.m.
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Aug. 22 Thursdays, Downtown at Heritage Park, Springville. Springville Jazz Orchestra performs. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 Stroll the Streets Downtown Ellicottville.
Aug. 25 Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Sanctuary, Delevan. Live music, food and bird tours. See the 10-foot rubber duck. $5 per person. For more info, call 942-6835. Noon to 5 p.m.
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On Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, Caitlin Telaak, nee Kannall, of Mansﬁeld, left this earthly plane to live with our Lord in Heaven. For 32 years she lived a full and vibrant life. Growing up in Breese, Ill., she made many life-long friends. Many came to visit her in New York as her illness progressed. After graduating from Mater Dei Catholic High School, Cait left Breese to attend New York University. The summer of her sophomore year
transfer to Buffalo in the fall of 2012 led her to the love of her life, Mike Telaak. They married Oct. 4, 2014. A little over one year later, their lives were turned upside down when Cait was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, “bile duct cancer.” She devoted much of her time to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Cait was a patient advocate, patient mentor and presenter at the national conference in Salt Lake City. Her focus was on helping others work through this devastation through hope and good information. Cait loved spending time with family and friends.
Name of Mary were some of her loves. In June of 2018, Mike and Cait took a cross-country trip to explore 17 National Parks, driving over 10,000 miles, enjoying the outdoors and creating a lifetime of memories in four weeks. She leaves behind her husband, Mike; her parents, Tom and Celia Kannall; her brother, Luke; and her Grandma Davis. Other surviving family members include father- and motherin-law, Dave and Joyce Telaak; brother-in-law, Doug Telaak; sister-in-law and husband, Kim (Telaak) and Rigel Johnson; and sisterin-law, Michelle Telaak. Cait was also Godmother
Tony and Betty Kannall; and her maternal grandfather, Charles Davis. The visitation was held Sunday (Aug. 11, 2019) with a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday (Aug. 12, 2019) at Holy Name of Mary in Ellicottville. After the Mass and cemetery services, all were welcome to a luncheon at the Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville, featuring Cait’s favorite foods. Arrangements were being handled through Mentley Funeral Home in Little Valley. In lieu of ﬂowers, please consider a donation to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation via cholangiocarcinoma.org.
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He was a member of Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville and its Usher’s Club. He also was a past member of the Ellicottville Vol. Fire Dept. Mr. Oyler is survived by a son, Allan (Stephanie) Oyler of Onamina, Minn.; a daughter, Jackie Righetti of Lakeland, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jeffery (Paula), Vianna, Lily, Caitlin (Dustin), Alexander, Ileana (William) and Andrew;
three great-grandchildren, Emily, Killian and Helen; two brothers, Leo (Carol Ann) Oyler of Homosassa, Fla. and Donald (Babe) Oyler of Cherry Creek; and two sisters, Mary Jane (George) Phillips of West Valley and Laura (John) Wright of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his loving wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Daniel and Joseph Oyler.
Friends called Wednesday (Aug. 14, 2019) at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley. Funeral services were held Thursday (Aug. 15, 2019) from the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Ellicottville. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
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Restoration of the historic Red House sawmill has resumed. In cooperation with park management, the Friends of Allegany State Park (FOASP) and other volunteers took on the task of gutting the old mill on Aug. 3. Approximately 43 volunteers pitched in to tear out the wood wallboards and ﬂoorboards that had been badly damaged by porcupines over the years. Paul Crawford, FOASP president, said the job was ﬁnished in about two-anda-half hours. He said it was a very good turnout and John Marino of J-Conn Concessions personally delivered eight pizzas and enough beverages to feed the hungry crew. According to Crawford, the prickly rodents were trying to get salt out of the lumber. He said they’d eaten everything, chewing up ﬂoorboards, wallboards and even climbing the walls to chew other areas. He said probably over two-thirds of the boards had to be removed. “You would not believe the damage,” he said. “The porcupines chewed holes through the boards all throughout the mill, and every room has extensive damage from them.” Crawford said FOASP has ordered new wood from Kurtz Lumber in Randolph that will be cut, kiln-dried and ready for pick up in September or October. He said they currently have enough lumber to replace the ﬂoorboards and that will be a good start. “Kurtz Lumber will be milling historically authentic lumber, reproductions if you will, of the wood we are stripping out of the old sawmill,” he said. “It’s tongue and groove larch that was recommended by a park carpenter.” After years of porcupines, raccoons, bats and other vermin inhabiting the building, the excrement made it unsafe for anyone to go inside. Crawford said before park employees and volunteers were allowed in the mill, New-Sense Wildlife Management of Franklinville was called in to remediate the years of excrement. Once the excrement was removed and the building was sanitized, park employees began making interior and structural repairs. Crawford said they replaced rotting structural members on the front loading dock and in the back of the building due to leaks in the roof, then patched the roof. He said they removed the organic debris at the bottom of the cement ﬂoat pond and will shore up the original walls. They also wired the building upstairs and downstairs for future interactive kiosks. The goal is for the historic sawmill to be repaired, so it can offer interpretive tours to the public. The mill is hoped to be a future destination for visitors to learn about its history and how lumber was processed long ago at the park. Located off ASP Route 1, the sawmill began operations in 1947, replacing the previous park mill once located on Stoddard Creek. The mill was shuttered
in 1997 and sat untouched until 2016. According to park staff, the Red House sawmill is one of the very few steam-powered sawmills that are still relatively intact. It included a cementlined log pond heated by a steam engine that allowed logs to be cleaned before processing during the cold winter months. In past years, the mill was originally operated on a limited basis to help ﬁll some of the in-house needs for lumber to repair and maintain the many buildings and structures in the Allegany Region, especially with Allegany State Park being the largest state park in New York. Crawford said he’s done four years of extensive research and has been in the process of interviewing and videotaping past mill employees since 2016. He has also received photo submissions from people who were at the mill while it was in operation. All this will provide valuable information for the kiosks. “Now we are on track and can move forward. We have a game plan for, hopefully, a soft opening for Allegany State Park’s 100th anniversary in 2021,” he said. “It’ll be an ongoing project for quite some time, but we will work on getting it ‘up to snuff’ so people can tour it safely.” The next step, according to Crawford, will be a grant for interpretive kiosks so visitors can do self-guided tours. He said the most recent grant was $10,625, which was an 85-percent match with 15-percent matching funds from the Friends group. “We have a nice relationship with the Parks and Trails New York, which is the organization in Albany that backs the 122 Friends groups throughout New York State,” he said. “Members Sandy Boczar and Nick Zarillo regularly represent our Friends group in Albany and Auburn. The people in Albany told them that the Friends of Allegany State Park was exemplary for Friends groups in New York State.” The “Save the Red House Sawmill” Rafﬂe continues on. Now in its fourth year, the fundraiser helps to cover the cost of renovations of this historic steampowered sawmill. Crawford said the fundraiser has raised at least $6,000 to $8,000, so far. The winner of the First Prize gets a 3-night stay at a Bova Cottage, Dec. 6-9, 2019, courtesy of Allegany Partners LLC. Second Prize is a $50 Gift Certiﬁcate for the park shops, courtesy of J-Con Concessions. Third Prize is a $50 Gift Certiﬁcate for the Park Restaurant, courtesy of J-Con Concessions. Fourth Prize is a Gift Certiﬁcate for two, for an all-day kayak rental, courtesy of J-Con Concessions. Tickets for the rafﬂe are available at the Red House Gift Shop and Quaker General Store. The drawing will take place on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28. Donations are accepted at friendsofallegany.com, via PayPal. Find out more about FOASP at friendsofallegany.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.