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Pumpkinville Opens This Saturday Pink Pumpkin Festival Sept. 21-22

by Eva Potter

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Saturday, Sept. 14 marks the long-awaited season opener of Pumpkinville, Great Valley’s annual fall attraction celebrating all things pumpkin. As the county’s largest tourist attraction, the 200-acre oldest continuously working pumpkin farm in New York State, Pumpkinville welcomes roughly 100,000 visitors each year from the region and faraway places like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Canada. It’s always a memorable time with loads to see and do, all wrapped in a fun, festival atmosphere. Thanks to the hard work of owners Dan and Diane Pawlowski and their children, Jim and Lisa, along with close to 100 employees, they turn 25 acres of their 200-acre farm into a magic pumpkin fairyland for kids and grownups of all ages. What’s New Every year the Pawlowskis strive to add a new feature to their pumpkin kingdom. This year, Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillows, two giant, air-filled jumping pillows, will keep the kids bouncing with delight. Another addition this year is helicopter rides. On October weekends, weather permitting, folks can enjoy helicopter rides to enjoy the vivid fall foliage from above. Annual favorites include hayrides, the corn cannon, Goat Mountain, the cow train, gem mining, Storyland, a 6-acre corn maze, petting zoo, singing animatronic chickens and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Don’t feel like picking your own? Then select from over a dozen varieties of picked and sorted pumpkins. See Pumpkinville page 9

Credit Union Opening Soon in EVL

By Jann Wiswall

The Cattaraugus County School Employees (CCSE) Federal Credit Union will be opening its new location in Ellicottville at the Ellicottville Square complex on Bristol Lane in late October or early November. This will be the credit union’s second branch — the first is located in

Salamanca at 417 Broad Street. CCSE has a long history in Salamanca. It was started in 1977 as a benefit for school employees. Initially, it was run out of a school and then a member’s home. The Broad Street location opened in 1994 and membership has been growing ever since as more schools have become members, and membership among businesses, non-profit organizations, fire departments, churches and others has grown. Today, more than 4,300 members take advantage of the credit union’s offerings. And with the new Ellicottville location, membership is expected to grow even more. “Ellicottville is the right place to be at the right time,” says CCSE’s marketing and IT chief Jamie Buffamonte. “The new branch will be much more convenient to many more of our current and eligible members, especially those See Credit Union page 8

Local Republicans Select Incumbents

By Jann Wiswall

County District Attorney incumbent, Lori P. Rieman, easily defeated County Public Defender Mark S. Williams by a margin of nearly 71 percent in the Republican Primary held countywide on Sept. 10. Rieman garnered 2,104 of 2,997 ballots cast. Williams had 864 votes.

In Mansfield, registered Republican voters were asked to vote for two of three candidates for Town Council. Incumbent Councilmembers James A. Hammond and Donald F. Mosher were selected as the two Republican candidates that will move forward to the November election. Hammond won 41

percent of the vote and Mosher won 34 percent. Challenger Larry A. Johnson received 24 percent of votes cast. A total of 59 voters cast ballots in the Mansfield primary. Mosher, who currently is in his third term on the Town Council, says he is thankful to See Republican Incumbents page 5

Ellicottville Square Site Plan Amendment Approved By Jann Wiswall

Sprague Development has received official approval from the Village Planning Board at their Sept. 10 meeting for an amended site plan at the

Ellicottville Square Complex. The amended plan allows for completion of drive-through banking lanes and parking area alterations for the Cattaraugus County School Employee

Federal Credit Union (CCSE) branch that is locating there. A number of conditions must be met by a previously See Village Planning Board page 7

Canadian to Run 104 Miles to Village Board: New Water/ EVL for Mental Health

Invites Youth to Join in Final Miles this Saturday • Chicken BBQ Fundraiser Get ready to cheer on Doug Flis as he completes his 104-mile run from Grimsby, Ontario, to Ellicottville on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14. Flis hopes to further awareness and education about mental illness and to raise funds for Camp

New Horizons, a camp for troubled and at-risk youths. Flis plans to arrive in the heart of the village of Ellicottville on Sept. 14. He invites the youth of the area join him anywhere between the llocation of the future Tim Hortons (near the bblinking light where Route 219 jogs left as you aare heading north) and the Ilex Inn. The meeting ttime will be between approximately 2–4 p.m. ((weather depending) for the final push. Flis w will be accompanied by a police escort and will finish his run near the intersection of Monroe aand Washington streets. Once in town, Flis and his entourage will ttravel to the Ilex Inn, where owners Rick and See 104 Mile Run page 8

Sewer Rates Will Stand Fall Festival Plans Approved

By Jann Wiswall

The Ellicottville Village Board, at its Sept. 9 meeting, stated it will not revise the laws enacted in April that set new quarterly water and sewer rates for village businesses and residents beginning with the July billing period. The new rates have been a subject of much discussion since bills were mailed in June. In addition to rate changes,

the board established a new classification of commercial customers — non-restaurant businesses with 5/8-inch or 1-inch water meters. Many owners of businesses in this class complained about the $150 increase to their quarterly, minimum water/sewer bills. In the past, these businesses had been billed as residential customers, which the state required the village to change.

In response to these customers’ concerns, the board has considered over the past several months whether the laws should be rewritten. Such a change would require the village attorney to rewrite the laws at significant cost to the village and would have required new public hearings on the issue — a process that could take months. See Village Board page 7


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“The Natural� Film Reunion Scores a Homerun

Movie Extras, Fans Gather to Remember the Shooting of ‘The Natural’ in South Dayton 30 Years Ago

Dennis Gould, seen here, was 11 years old when he handed Robert Redford his New York Knights jacket as he boarded the train in the ďŹ lm. Gould, one of few local extras who had speaking parts in the ďŹ lm, also came back for the special occasion. He is holding an autographed baseball from Redford, who wrote: “Thanks for the help.â€? The New York and Lake Erie Railroad engine and passenger cars are seen departing the depot. Riders spent the afternoon in South Dayton visiting the site where portions of the movie, “The Natural,â€? starring Robert Redford, were ďŹ lmed 30 years ago. Don Rogers, acting as conductor for the New York and Lake Erie Railroad, informs oncoming passengers about what to expect on the train ride.

One of the New York and Lake Erie Railroad engines used to pull passengers on the approximate 20-mile round trip from Gowanda to South Dayton.

Jim Brickhart (left) and his wife Theresa traveled from Dunkirk to South Dayton to attend the 30th anniversary celebration. Brickhart was the carnival barker in the ďŹ lm. He was one of few local extras who had speaking parts in the ďŹ lm. His character remarked, “There goes the Whammer, the best baseball player in the world.â€? By Jeff Martin Walter Pluta was one of the many extras used in the ďŹ lm. Pluta traveled from Tennessee to be part of the anniversary event.

One of the New York and Lake Erie Railroad engines used to pull passengers on the approximate 20-mile round trip from Gowanda to South Dayton. It is seen here in South Dayton, site of where a portion of the movie “The Natural“ was ďŹ lmed 30 years ago.

Walter Pluta looked a little lost standing beside the railroad tracks in South Dayton. Dressed in overalls and an engineer cap, Pluta looked patiently on as the giant New York and Lake Erie Railroad engine idled. Riders, slipping out of passenger cars like slowflying bees from a hive, stood for a moment before proceeding into the town square. Pluta and Western New Yorkers remember when, in August 1983, movie crews and movie stars descended on the small town and, as some described it, “took over.� Stars like Robert Redford, Robert Duvall and Barbara Hershey arrived and filmed the opening scenes of what many consider to be the best baseball movie ever made, “The Natural.� As many as 30 small towns were considered prior to filming, but location managers chose South Dayton because of the railroad station, which is currently being restored, and its location

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Do you love Allegany State Park? Do you have a few hours to spare on Sept. 28? Then consider volunteering at this fabulous state park on National Public Lands Day! Volunteering is a great way to give back to your favorite park. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is an organized volunteer day designed to bring people together to achieve the common goal of improving the lands that so many people enjoy. NPLD began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers and by last year had grown to 2,206 sites and 175,000

volunteers. This will be its ninth year at ASP. Some of the highlights from the nationwide 2012 event included volunteers collecting an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants, building and maintaining an estimated 1,500 miles of trails, removing an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places, and planting an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants. “NPLD is our nation’s single day, all-volunteer event designed to give the public a chance to care for our public lands,” said Heidi Tschopp, park naturalist and ASP’s

NPLD coordinator. “For those who love Allegany State Park, this is a great way to spend a few hours giving back. The projects we work on really help to enhance our park and make it an even better experience for all who visit.” At ASP, the focus this year will be the Quaker side of the park, and volunteers will work on various projects. “There will be trail work, landscaping, gardening, litter pickup and more,” said Tschopp. “We are in the process of locking down our projects list.” Last year, about 100 volunteers participated in this

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ASP cabin porches are a great place to set up a canvas and paint. by Alicia Dziak

Allegany State Park offers two great gift shops — one in the Red House Administration Building and one next to the Quaker Museum. Both stores offer a variety of “everything ASP” from sweatshirts and mugs to stickers and photo frames. For the regular park visitors who have already stocked up on the store goods, making your own one-of-a-

kind souvenirs can be a fun way to remember each ASP trip. Decorate a Birdhouse Small, unfinished birdhouses can be purchased at craft stores for around $1. You can easily make it look like an ASP cabin by using dark green or brown acrylic paint. Using a small piece of wood, you can design a sign that lists your trail name and cabin number, and adhere

event at ASP. Spread the word, organize a group of friends, and help make this year’s total even bigger! Volunteers should enter the park at Quaker, and assignments will be given at the Quaker toll booth between 9–10 am. “We do work rain or shine and volunteers should come dressed to get dirty!” added Tschopp. The first step in making a difference is as easy as making a phone call. To register, call the park at (716) 354-9101, ext. 236. For more information, visit www.publiclandsday.org.

it to the birdhouse using a hot glue gun. Design a Picture Frame Unfinished wooden picture frames can also be purchased for around $1 from most craft stores. Use your imagination to create a unique frame for your favorite camping photo. You can glue various nature objects like pine cones, pebbles or funky sticks to the frame. If you look hard enough, you might be able to find sticks in the shapes of the letters “ASP” and use hot glue to attach them to the frame. You can also use paint or markers to write specific memories on the border. Don’t forget to take a fun photo to put in your frame. If you visit the park often, it’s fun to take a photo each year in the same setting. For instance, my kids pose with “Creepy Bunny” on the Quaker mini golf course every year. Be a Painter Find your inner Picasso and

Decorate a picture frame using paint and small pebbles. Be sure to take a fun photo to display in your frame.

paint a picture of the beauty that surrounds you at ASP. For around $4 each, you can pick up a good-sized canvas and set it up on a cabin porch or picnic table. Bring some brushes, add some paint and — voila! — your masterpiece comes to life. Be sure to sign it and add the date.

Make a T-Shirt Tie-dye kits and fabric markers are easy to find in most national retailers like Wal-Mart. Plain T-shirts are also pretty inexpensive and can be found in white as well as a variety of colors. Follow package instructions to make a unique shirt. One neat method is to use a heavy tape to mark out the letters “ASP” and then use the dye to squirt around the tape. Puffy paint is now available in glow in the dark colors, great for showing off your creation while enjoying the campfire. Make a Nature Journal By stringing brown paper lunch bags together with twine, you can make a simple journal, and the insides of the bags can be used to hold your supplies. Use pencils or your favorite medium to trace various objects you find in the park or sketch them out freehand. Make categories of things

Include details like place and date somewhere on your souvenirs.

you’ve seen: animals, trees, structures, etc., and note where you saw them. With a little preparation and a little imagination, you’ll feel your creative self emerging as you combine nature and art. Not only are the souvenirs fun mementos of your camping trips spent at ASP, but the time spent creating them with friends and family will give you lasting memories.

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Assessor Shuffle is Complete By Jann Wiswall

Last week, the Town of Ellicottville appointed Harry Weissman to a six-year term as the town’s new assessor. Weissman’s term begins October 1, 2013. This comes as most municipalities across the state appoint assessors to new terms in the same year. For the past five years, Ellicottville and the Town of Allegany have been in a statesponsored CAP agreement. CAP is a state program that partners two or more towns in a county that share the same assessor, assessment equalization rate and assessment cycle. The term of the agreement is 10 years.

Its intent is to ensure that towns with similar assessment profiles use the same standards of assessment. The state pays towns in such agreements $7 per taxable parcel in a lump sum. If the towns part ways on the agreement, each town must repay a prorated share of the lump sum to the state. Last week, Allegany appointed Bobbi Elderkin as its new town assessor. Since Ellicottville and Allegany no longer share the same assessor, their CAP agreement is void. Therefore, Ellicottville will repay approximately $10,000 to the state — its prorated share. According to Allegany Town Supervisor John Hare,

Allegany either will repay about $11,000 or look into entering a new CAP agreement with another town that shares Elderkin as assessor and meets the other criteria required by the state. Hare said discussions with other towns have not yet begun. In July, the Town of Mansfield reappointed its assessor, Robin Pearl, to another six-year term. Pearl, who until October also serves as Ellicottville’s and Allegany’s assessor, was not reappointed to those positions. Mansfield will not look for a town to CAP with, said Town Supervisor Bob Keis.

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“protected” and to “Protect your Parts.” The group thought a creative way to show safety was to use the metaphor of climbing and ziplining at Holiday Valley’s Sky High, where safety and proper protection with harnesses and equipment is imperative. Danny Bush, director of the project, is a Communications professor at SBU, who worked closely with the creatives, refining their ideas, reviewing the script, scene shots, camera angles, audio details and all the other creative and technical decisions needed.

Although it was raining when they arrived at Sky High Sunday morning, after waiting a short time, cameras started rolling. Makeup was perfect, and stylists Pearl and Stuhler were on hand to help with any last-minute touchups. The messages will begin playing in the theatres Nov. 1 and the outdoor boards will be posted in October. For more information, contact the Cattaraugus County Health Department’s Reproductive Health Services at (585) 268-7605. (See more photos on page 8.)

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Alicia Pearl had a salon full of teenage boys and girls last Sunday morning at 7 a.m. What is most unusual is hard to say — teenage boys in a salon or the atmosphere of laughter and kidding around when the “newest victim” was called to the makeup chair? Pearl is a makeup artist and nail technician at the Edge Salon on Monroe Street in Ellicottville. That morning she was preparing a cast of teenagers for a television shoot that was taking place at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park that morning. Pearl was hired by Tracy Broshar, director of Youth Services for ACCORD (Allegany County Community Opportunity & Rural Development, a division on Community Action Allegany County) and film director Danny Bush of St. Bonaventure University. She asked her good friend and professional makeup artist Jamie Stuhler to help with the project, as they were given only one and a half hours to complete airbrush makeup on seven teens. Within its organization, ACCORD has a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) comprised of youth leaders in the community. To be a TAB member, students must be nominated through their school groups by showing leadership, responsibility and involvement in their school and community. Broshar asked the TAB members to come up with a campaign aimed at teens to increase access to reproductive health services, which are currently greatly underutilized in the area. Rachel Terry, Ethan Broshar, Jake Weaver, Joe Dahin, Zach Enders, Eryn Broshar and Bridgette Winiski put their creative minds together and came up with a commercial that would be shown at all Allegany Carmike Theatres before the main show. They also created an outdoor board design that would be located within the traffic patterns of the theatres on I-86. The message of the commercial is to always be

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Looking for something different to do this weekend? Check out A Night at the Derby on Sept. 14, a night of Virtual Horse Racing in Springville, to benefit Springville Youth Inc. (SYI), a not-for-profit organization that provides recreation services for the residents of the Town of Concord and Village of Springville. “Although a majority of the kids who participate in SYI programs attend school in Springville, we also have kids from other districts, such as West Valley and Cattauraugus/ Little Valley, who sign up,” said Wende Pukay, SYI president. “Every effort is made to make all programs accessible and affordable everyone who wishes to participate, and the money raised at the Night at the Derby will go toward maintaining the community pool and new playground that

so many of the children enjoy all summer.” A Night at the Derby is an adults-only event starting at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Springville Fire Hall, 405 W. Main St. in the village of Springville. According to SYI’s web site, Night at the Derby will include “all of the thrills of thoroughbred horseracing on

two large video projection screens. Race announcers call the action and you cheer for your favorite pony. Horse owners will compete for the chance to win a fabulous grand prize. All horses have been sold but you can get in on the action by betting on your favorites to win a prize in each race just as if you were at the Kentucky Derby!” The betting is actually a series of raffles in which the winning number is “drawn” by the horse number that crosses the finish line first. Tickets are $10 and are available at Emerling Ford, Anything Printed, at Emerling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, at the door or online at www.syionline.org. Admission includes light snacks provided by Julie’s Restaurant. Beer wine, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

SYI installed a new playground this summer. Money raised from the Night at the Derby fundraiser will go toward maintaining this and the community pool.


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The Little Valley Lions Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual 5K Run/ Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Little Valley American Legion on Route 353. Registration will be at 9 a.m. at the parking lot by the Legion. The donation fee for the event is $20 per participant and under 17 is $15. Snacks, beverage and shirts will be provided. Category winners will receive gift certificates. The fundraiser will benefit local sight needs and Canines for the Handicapped. Proceeds also go to the Vision Beyond Sight Foundation. This foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides volunteer and financial support to the Ira Ross Eye Institute in Buffalo. A Lions Diagnostic Center is there also. Funds go to buy the best of equipment to promote eye health and also helps

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Lion Myrna Reynolds and canines Lance and Claude. These two canines have participated in the walk. They passed away this year , so the walk is in their memory along with Lion Brian Paschen, who rescued dogs, and also passed away. These monies go to Canines to help handicapped people.

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donors and participants. The event is a lot of fun and you can enjoy the lovely fall colors as you job along the 5K route.

If you are looking for an unusual physical and mental outdoor challenge, mark your calendar for the Ellicottville Adventure Run and Hike on Sept. 28, a special event organized by the Buffalo Orienteering Club. Whether you are a hardcore competitor or casual hiker, individual or team player, this

event has the challenge you are looking for. This run and hike will feature two different courses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one with a three-hour limit and another with a six-hour limit. Participants will depend on a detailed map and compass to find as many checkpoints as they can in the beautiful woods of McCarty Hill State Forest,

Rock City State Forest and the Holiday Valley Ski Resort. Participants can register the day of the event, but preregistration comes with lower entry fees and is highly recommended. The event will be based at the Ski Patrol Training Center at Holiday Valley, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, next to Yodeler Lodge. Starting times are 11 a.m. for the six-hour course and 1 p.m. for the three-hour course. The Ellicottville Adventure Run and Hike is designed for both hardcore competitors, who may race for time, as well as casual family hikers. Both can participate as individuals or as teams. Food will be available. Please email Jackie Novkov at jezibon@yahoo.com or call (716) 903-1180 with questions. For fees and to register, visit www.buffalo-orienteering.org.

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books, supplies, tuition and school uniforms. Several years ago, when Barrera was on a trip visiting her friend Pat Brania, she witnessed firsthand the poverty that kept many children out of school. As a retired AlleganyLimestone Spanish teacher, Barrera decided to volunteer her time in the classroom. She then decided she could provide more aid if she could raise money to help send more children to school. Barrera and Olson, a retired Allegany-Limestone physical education teacher, have recruited a lot of their friends since those early days. Brania, who has worked in the American Embassy in Managua and has lived there for almost 20 years, has worked with Barrera and Olson distributing and administering their fundraising efforts. Another friend of Barrera, Etta Walker, a retired Allegany/ Limestone administrator, has also traveled to San Juan

del Sur and helped Barrera organize the distributions on computerized spreadsheets.

This last fundraiser will be held on Sept. 18 at Ellicottvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birdwalk Restaurant, located on Route 242 just east of the village, from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. Several professionals and organizations were also recruited along the way, including the Gillette (Wyo.) Rotary Club and the Hodgdon Library Foundation in Colorado. These organizations, along with the newly formed San Juan Rotary Club, will take over the fundraising efforts next year, as this will be PALâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Pat, Aneen, Lucie) last fundraiser in Ellicottville. PALs members are proud of the work theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done so far and hope the efforts will continue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nine college graduates and two students currently in tech school make us proud,

but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always looking for more volunteers to help,â&#x20AC;? said Barrera. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need help with translating services at the medical offices in San Juan del Sur. Our volunteer doctors and dentists see how much need there is, and they see the conditions of this poor area. They want to keep coming back.â&#x20AC;? This last fundraiser will be held on Sept. 18 at Ellicottvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birdwalk Restaurant, located on Route 242 just east of the village, from 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. A Chinese auction will help boost the fundraising efforts. Those who come will enjoy the Birdwalkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famously delicious pizza and the Clinton Restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wings, along with a cash bar and music, all covered by the $5 admission. For more information about the fundraiser or volunteer opportunities, write to PAL at P.O. Box 7, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Donations are graciously accepted as well.


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versus what we’re taking in” by asking all departments to track their hours and spending related to the event. The board then will look at its “return on investment” and work on resolving any issues with the chamber next year based on that analysis. Other Business DPW head Harold Morton reported that his department has been busy replacing sidewalks, removing trees, repairing the village park’s grandstand, responding to dig requests and handling regular maintenance over the past month. Constable Howard Gifford said eight vehicle and traffic summonses were issued in August, along with four verbal warnings. There was one arrest for disorderly conduct, one arrest for underage possession of alcohol, five arrests for open container violations and one complaint for criminal mischief. In addition, Gifford stopped two erratic drivers and responded to three noise complaints from one residence. Fourteen parking tickets were issued by the Constable and 12 were issued by town police. Village Engineer Mike Smith asked the board to approve hiring a “data logging” firm to do a nighttime (low usage) analysis of 15,000 feet of village water pipes in an attempt to locate leaks. If the leaks can be located and repaired, the village should see improvements in its water pressure. The board approved the project. The October meeting of the Village Board has been moved to Oct. 7 due to the Columbus Day holiday, also allowing the board to meet one more time before Fall Fest.

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details will be made available soon. All parties involved in the event have agreed to enforce the village’s noise and open container ordinances and have put plans in place, including establishing regulations for the outdoor tents sponsored by Balloons and Ellicottville Brewing Company, arranging for advance police and code enforcement officer walkthroughs of bars to confirm occupancy maximums, beefing up police presence with extra officers from around the region, holding bouncer training, arranging for a judge to be on hand for the weekend and much more. Brogcinski pointed out that last year food vendors were setting up and opening in the morning and afternoon of the Friday before the weekend event. Because the event is intended for just Saturday and Sunday, the board approved a motion that Jefferson Street will not be closed to traffic until 6 p.m. on Friday and that vendors may begin to set up after that time. If vendors want to open on Friday, they will be permitted to do so only between 6–10 p.m. The board also discussed the fact that Fall Fest, a chamber of commerce fundraiser, is a significant expense for both the village and the town, and it keeps getting more expensive. DPW, town and village police and others work many extra hours in advance, during and after the event, and must hire extra staff as well. Board Member Greg Cappelli said the Special Events Committee is looking carefully at “what we’re spending

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Mayor Charles Coolidge reminded the board that these new laws were mandated by the State Comptroller’s Office and were critically important as the village works to improve water pressure and fire protection for the village. He also pointed out that the village’s fees are very low compared to other municipalities in the region, citing Salamanca’s rates and its extra line-item fee for fire hydrants as an example. “Our rates are not unreasonable,” Coolidge said, as he asked the board not to change the laws. Deputy Mayor Bob Brogcinski said he felt the water rates were fine, but made a motion to lower only the commercial sewer minimum rate. This motion was not seconded, so it did not advance to a vote. As a result, the law stands. Ellicottville Fall Festival Special Events Committee Chair and Board Member Patra Lowes provided the board with a list of rules, regulations and processes that have been developed with extensive input from police, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, bar and restaurant owners, the board and others in order to curb some of the late-night, alcohol-related problems that arose at last year’s Fall Fest. Until this meeting, Special Events Committee discussions with the board largely have been held during executive sessions in order to keep police and security plans confidential. While the information provided at Monday’s board meeting was not shared in full with the media, Lowes said a press release with many more

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established Oct. 1 deadline in order for Sprague to get an occupancy permit for the site. Most are underway, though Planning Board Chair Nancy Rogan said that the Credit Union is still awaiting delivery of some interior fixtures that may not arrive or be installed until after Oct. 1. CCSE does not plan to occupy the space until late October or early November. Other Business The planning board

reviewed architectural plans for the renovation of 9 Park Square, the former church that faces the Town and Village Hall rear parking lot. The church, which has housed three apartments for many years, is being renovated by new owner Mark Barr. The Planning Board reviewed window and door selections, siding, roofing and other exterior details and approved the plans without changes. The plan for tenant parking, however, requires

a separate application and review by the Village Code Enforcement Officer. This will be considered at the next Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board also reviewed and approved revised architectural plans for an addition at Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub at 20 Monroe St. The revised plans are for a rear addition that has been downsized.

Holiday Valley Sky High Night Climbs Holiday Valley will be doing some special things this fall at Sky High Adventure Park. On Sept. 27–28, you can test your in-thedark climbing skills at the first Night Crawlers event, when your headlamp will be your guide during a 2 ½-hour night climb. Climbs begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Grand Rapids and Black courses will not available for night climbs. Additional Night Crawlers climbs will take place Oct. 4–5 and Oct. 18–19. Special Halloween Fright Nights will be Oct. 25–26. For more information, call (716) 699-HIGH (4444).


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can run for board or committee positions. Another difference is the personal relationships that credit union employees are able to build with members. “We’re like a part of the family,” says CCSE General Manager Ginger Haley. “We know our members and they know us. This allows us to find ways to customize services for each individual’s needs.” While you must be a part of a member organization in order to join, once you open a savings account with just $5, you and your entire family can hold accounts there, earn dividends, apply for loans and take advantage of many other services. If you retire or change jobs after opening your account, you retain your membership for as long as you like. You might already be able to open an account with CCSE and not even know it. Anyone living or working in the Salamanca zip code of 14779

already is eligible. Employees of Ellicottville, Cattaraugus/ Little Valley, Salamanca and West Valley Central Schools all are eligible, as are members of any church or organization located in Salamanca. If a family member is eligible, so are you. And in and around Ellicottville, employees of HoliMont and J.D. Northrup Construction may participate. A full list of current member organizations is available at www.ccseonline.com. If you own or run a business or organization that would like to offer your employees a new, risk-free benefit, simply contact CCSE at any time. Small and large organizations alike can join, and part- and full-time employees may participate. If you’re an employee, ask your employer to consider becoming a member organization. Visit www. ccseonline.org for more information, or call (716) 945-5340.

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him the most. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by this issue,” Flis said. Suicide has become a significant concern in Western New York, and Flis’s run will help raise funds for the Mental Health Association in Cattaraugus County and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Derric McElheney, director for Camp New Horizons, an organization operated by the Mental Health Association in Cattaraugus County, said it’s his hope that more people talk about the issue and educate themselves about it. He sees a lot of ignorance about mental health issues, especially at summer camps. Flis will depart from Grimsby, Ontario on Sept. 13 and will run for approximately 30 hours, with only one hour of sleep interrupting his mission.

Glenda Jackson, will host a fundraising BBQ event. For Rick Jackson, Flis’s arrival will mark not only the chance to see his old friend but also to bring awareness to mental health issues. Chicken BBQ tickets are $8 and can be purchased by calling the Ilex Inn at (716) 699-2002. Tickets will also be available the day of the event until they are sold out. In addition to food, there will be a Chinese auction and raffle, and Freddy and Friends will play from 3–6 p.m. “We’re hoping to raise a ton of money,” Flis said. A runner since the 1970s, Flis has completed several long-distance runs benefitting charitable organizations in the past 30 years. But it’s mental health issues, specifically those that affect young adults, that may be the cause that concerns

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Two years ago, he finished a similar run to Ellicottville to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. To train for this year’s run, Flis, 63, has completed three 50-mile runs and long sessions on his elliptical machine. In the past, Flis has finished 75 marathons, including the Kona Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. He’s completed the Boston Marathon six times, helping over 20 people qualify for the marathon. Flis once ran a 115-mile race in 24 hours, one of his most significant accomplishments. McElheney is looking forward to being at the finish line when Flis arrives. Come cheer for him and the accompanying runners on Saturday afternoon! If you have further questions about the BBQ event, please call the Jacksons at the Ilex Inn at (716) 699-2002.

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The Driverless Car. It’s Here! So I’m reading this newspaper article on how a fleet of amazing driverless cars will be ready to take to North American roads in less than four years. That’s right, well before the end of this decade you will be motoring down the highway in a car using its own operational system with reflexes and road etiquette that are way better than yours. Driverless cars are equipped with sensors, radar, GPS systems, Google mapping, stereo cameras, accelerometers, gyroscopes, algorithmic equations and two drink holders, one for the passenger and one for the guy who’s not driving the car. Self-driving test vehicles are already legal on the roads of Nevada and California. We may not have gotten that “flying car” they promised us decades ago, but the “van with no man” is coming at us like a runaway train. In America, self-driving Toyota Prius have already logged 301,875 miles without a signal accident. That’s fine as long as Google’s working. However, on the day “This Page Is Not Available” pops up on search sites, every car in North American will immediately crash into each other. It’ll look like the roads in Russia on Vodka Appreciation Day or China every day. Normally, I would be against a robot driving my car but, seriously, if it gets rid of my backseat driver … I’m all for it. However, if that genius Prius thinks for one minute it’s going to select the tunes, I’ll be forced to put a Club lock on its steering wheel. Still questions about the self-driving vehicles remain. For instance, could you nap in the backseat while your car drives you home from work? Could you preprogram the itinerary so that instead of going to London, Ontario, for

the day you, in fact, send the in-laws to Tierra de Fuego, Chile? If your autonomous car refuses to follow your instructions and dismisses you as a “stupid human,” is there a button you can push to blow it up? If you do get into an accident, would you be obligated to go to court and testify against your own car? At a Tim Hortons drive-thru would your driverless car have to remind the server to stir the coffee and cut the bagel completely in half? And, of course, the question that has plagued men for 25 years … while watching a movie curled up on the backseat going 65 miles down the highway sucking on a Slurpee, could you actually tape another movie on another channel at the same time? If, as scientists claim, that humans will one day have sex with robots — we all know how much men love their cars — well, do you think selfdriving cars will one day be able to reproduce? Not giving birth to full-size vehicles obviously, but maybe little gocarts or hybrid bumper cars? As I’m reading about all these incredible features that the futuristic self-driving vehicle will have, and I thought … hey! Wait just a New York minute. My brother-in-law Danny already has one of those. Really. In fact, just the other day we were sitting in his brand new Toyota Rav4 and Dan was showing me how he could watch his car move on the dashboard screen with sensors that show how close he was getting to the curb and a brightly-coloured graph that shows him how much fuel he has in the tank and how many kilometers he can go before he runs out and the Bluetooth voice-activated

communications system that serves as a cell phone and the album covers that pop up on the screen to indicate the song, the artist and some of the words and the two-way talkie GPS and the memory stick that gives you unlimited prerecorded CD’s and … and all of this would have been fine if we had been sitting in his car, idling in the driveway. Unfortunately, we were traveling at a speed of 60 miles per hour down Highway 5 between Buffalo and Dunkirk, New York, as oncoming cars were taking to the shoulder and drivers — yes, those cars had drivers — were gesticulating and flashing us the finger or pointing excitedly to our side of the road where we would normally be if Dan had not been completely absorbed by all the new, flashing gadgets on a dashboard that looks more like the instrument panel of a 747 passenger jet. At one point, I yelled: “The car Dan! You have to steer the car too!” Yeah, my brother-in-law Dan has a driverless car mainly because he’s so completely absorbed with all the bells and whistles on his new car that he forgets to steer and work the pedals. Can somebody tell me how a man with a brand new shiny toy is not designated as a distracted driver even before he gets the damn thing off the lot? In four years, when the real driverless cars become available, the automobile industry would be wise to give one to my brother-inlaw for free. It would be best for everybody on the road, particularly a few hundred Western New York drivers who failed to make it to the nearest rest stop.

From the Bookshelf Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library

Holiday Valley Golf Donates to Folds of Honor Foundation ELLICOTTVILLE — Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course participated in Patriot Golf Days from Aug. 30–Sept. 2. Golfers were encouraged to add an extra dollar to their greens fees at the Golf Shop, or make a donation at McCarty Café or the Inn at Holiday Valley over Labor Day weekend. As a result, $150 was generated as a donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women

disabled or killed while serving our country. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. The inaugural Patriot Golf Day in 2007 was started by Major Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, F-16 Pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member. On Labor Day 2007, Rooney asked golfers to add $1 to their greens fees. His request resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities.

In the last six years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $17.1 million through Patriot Golf Day events resulting in over 5,000 recipients in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections. Holiday Valley has been participating in Patriot Golf Days for the past five years.

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“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown

F readers of Laura Hillenbrand’s “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken,” the dramatic story For of th the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics. D Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 193 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that 1936 tran transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of log loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Ol Olympic Games in Berlin, 1936. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without fa family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard an to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together—a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism. Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, “The Boys in the Boat” is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, and David Halberstam’s “The Amateurs.” This book is available at the Ellicottville Memorial Library in book format only. It is also available in large print using our interlibrary loan program. Stop in and check out our selection of over 8,400 items in our adult fiction and nonfiction sections.

Second Plein Aire Paint Out Oct. 4–6 People’s Choice Event Welcomes Artists of All Ages The second Ellicottville Plain Aire People’s Choice Paint Out will take place Oct. 4–6, 2013. Organized by Darlene Allen, the event runs from Friday until Sunday morning. During the weekend, artists will be selecting subjects from the Ellicottville area to paint on location, rain or shine.

On Sunday morning, public voting will determine the winners. Easels with original works will be set up in front of the 1887 Building and voting will begin at 10:30 a.m. First-, second- and thirdplace winners will be determined by highest popular choice votes and will receive cash prizes. Awards will be

announced at 3:30 pm. Come see some great artwork and perhaps even add a piece to your collection! For details, please email Darlene Allen at dallen25@ cogeco.ca, call her at (716) 574 1236, or visit www. ellicottvilleny.com for competition guidelines and to download a registration form.


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Pumpkinville Open Sept. 14 Continued from Front Page

All Things Pumpkin Pumpkinville may be famous for its activities, but pumpkin junkies come for a fix of their favorite pumpkininfused foods. Homemade pumpkin bread, a huge pie assortment including the standard pumpkin, homemade pumpkin ice cream, as well as old-fashioned kettle corn, caramel sauce and caramel apples, jams, maple products, homemade peanut butters, almond butter and more are available. This year, two new flavors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; butterscotch and strawberry â&#x20AC;&#x201D; join the rest of their popular homemade fudge flavors. The Pumpkinville Grill, Chicken BBQ, Ice Cream Factory, and Diâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pies & Bake Shoppe all offer festival favorites including like hot dogs, chili, Italian sausage, been on weck, curly fries, and a few seasonal favorites like pumpkin soup. But topping this list are Pumpkinvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous, freshly made pumpkin donuts. According to Dan, their donuts are famous across the country. Apples Galore In addition to a wide assortment of pumpkins, Pumpkinville offers a variety of apples to take home in bags or bushels. While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there, visit the 1870s antique cider mill and watch how fresh cider is made. Then buy some to take home! Fall-tastic Shopping Pumpkinville has seven shops, including the newly renovated Boo-tique, offering everything from fudge, fresh

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JV FOOTBALL 9/16 6:00 pm vs Clymer/Sherman

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR September 13 “Young Frankenstein” at Griffis Sculpture Park Playing on large outdoor movie screen by main stage. $2 admission. www.griffishillgardens.wix. com/griffishillgardens September 14 Season Opening for Pumpkinville www.pumpkinville.com September 14 3 pm Fundraiser - Ilex Inn Doug Flis Run from Grimsby Ontario to E’ville, for Mental Health Assoc. Chicken BBQ, music, raffles, 50/50. 699-2002 September 14 Night at the Derby to benefit Springville Youth Inc. Virtual horse racing at the Springville firehall. www.syionline.org September 14 Rt. 16 Garage Sale & Firemen’s BBQ 2013 Rt. 16 corridor in Hinsdale. 716-904-2233 September 15 8 in th Rough Trail Run at Sprague Brook Park www.heartrateup.com

September 20 Acoustic Autumn: Tas Cru Second in a series of Acoustic Guitarists www.springvillearts.org September 20-22 Rock N’ Oldies Weekend Live music, classic car show lots of fun all weekend. September 21 Southern Tier Biennial Juried Art Show Opening Reception Olean Public Library at 3 p.m. Olean JCC Center Gallery at 4:30 p.m. Free to the public. September 21 Springville Oktoberfest www.facebook.com/ SpringvilleOktoberfest

October 4-5 Gala / Golf Tournament Annual Friday Night Gala and Saturday Golf Tournament at Concord Crest to support the SCA. www.springvillearts.org

October 5 Griffis Sculpture Park Fall Walking Tour Guided walking tours on the hour, scavenger hunt and more. 12-5pm. www.griffispark.org

September 28 Autumn Challenge at Sprague Brook www.heartrateup.com

October 11-13 Rock City Park’s 2013 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show View, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world www.RockCityPark.com

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September 28 National Public Lands Day at Allegany State Park Volunteer for the day at New York’s largest state park! Pre-registration required. 716- 354-9101 x236

September 18 Nicaraguan Fundraiser at the Birdwalk Restaurant, Ellicottville 6-9 pm

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October 5, 12, 19, 26 Screamsville Historic Downtown Springville Family-friendly events for fall and Halloween: ghost walks, scavenger hunts, parades, etc.

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Movie Night – Come join us on Friday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 pm for a showing of the movie “Epic,” rated PG. From the creators of “Ice Age” comes the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure! Transported to a magical world, a teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), to help the “Leafmen” save their forest from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced

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thrill ride, with its astonishing animation and an all-star voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz and Steven Tyler. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Ellicottville Book Club – The Ellicottville Book Club meets the second Wednesday of every month (excluding June–September) at 1:30 p.m. The club is free to join and is geared toward adultlevel readers. They meet in the Kerns Family Fireplace

Religious Services •Holy Name Of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 4pm & 5:30pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am &10:30am

October 12 & 13 Fall Fest Weekend Ellicottville’s oldest and largest Festival takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, an art and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. www.EllicottvilleNY.com

•St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat

October 12 Fall Festival 5K Run 10am start. www.heartrateup.com

•St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Worship Sat 5pm, Sun 10:30am

October 13 Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race Cyclists from several states around toe the line for the season ending mountian bike race at Holiday Valley! www.heartrateup.com

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October 19 1st annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) Expo Highlights items that are handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by local artisans and manufacturers at Catt Co Fairgrounds. (716) 938-2311 Nov 2 & 3 East Otto Country Fall Open House 3 Art Studios open their doors for their annual open house. Mill Street Gallery in Ellicottville, and Hog-Shed Studio Pottery and Brookside Studio Watercolors in East Otto. www.eastotto.com Nov 9 Annual Beer and Wine Festival Holiday Valley

Lounge inside the library. The book selection for the Oct. 9, 2013, meeting is “The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group! For further information, contact Bev Webster at (716) 945-4089. Growing with Music Class – Classes will meet at the library on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. This music and movement class for pre-

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Community Meetings All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ashford (2nd Tuesday) October 8 Cattaraugus Village (2nd Monday) October 14 East Otto (2nd Tuesday) October 8 Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) September 18, 6pm Ellicottville Village (2nd Monday) October 14 9 6pm Great Valley (2nd Monday) October 14 Humphrey (2nd Monday) October 14 Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) October 14 Little Valley Village (2nd Tuesday) October 8 Mansfield (3rd Monday) September 16 Otto (3rd Tuesday) September 17 Salamanca City (2nd Wednesday) October 9 Salamanca Town (2nd Tuesday) October 8

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Winter is Coming Soon! Are You Prepared? Holland Propane. A Family Run Business in the Heart of Ski Country. Our business sells and installs quality space heaters, fireplaces and water heaters from companies like Monessen, Napoleon, Rinnai Modine, Bradford, Generac and Weber. We stock motor and hydraulic oils, methanol and racing gas. Patio heaters and gas fire pits are also available. Ryan, Rob and Kim, and Mick and Molly Holland, as well as our dedicated staff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wes Sabin (16 years) and Sharon Dietrick (12 years) and Dave â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have been committed to serving your family with reliable

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