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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012

There’s no place like Ellicottville for the holidays and the magic of the season begins today and continues through Nov. 25. To skiers’ delight, the weather forecast even hints of snow in the air.

Christmas in Ellicottville

Reject all the Black Friday madness and come to Ellicottville for a relaxing weekend of eclectic shopping without all the crazy crowds. The irresistible aroma of hot chocolate and spiced cider will be wafting through every doorway as shoppers stroll past the beautifully decorated store windows trying to decide on the perfect gift for a special friend or family member. Visitors will delight in the joyful voices of the strolling Christmas carolers and the Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet as they duck in and out of shops and restaurants throughout the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, start the day with the free pancake breakfast with Santa, with donations benefiting the Ellicottville Food Pantry. Then check out the free interactive children’s activities in the village. The whole family will love taking a horse and wagon ride through town. The kids might even get to hitch a ride on a fire truck with one of Santa’s helpers. Stick around for the festive tree-lighting ceremony as the three-story village Christmas tree glimmers with thousands of sparkling lights. You’ll even get a chance to go nose-to-nose with a live reindeer. (See the complete schedule of all the Christmas in Ellicottville activities.) Each evening as the sun sinks below the ski hills, the village springs to life and seems to glitter in the warm glow of twinkling holiday lights. It’s the perfect time to enjoy some holiday cheer in any of the fabulous restaurants and taverns in town.

Irish Christmas

The true spirit of the season really shines through on Nov. 30 when the Ellicottville Rotary Club hosts the 8th annual Irish Christmas Celebration at the Gin Mill beginning at 6 p.m. As in years past, the event is a Rotary team effort spearheaded by local Rotarian and goodwill ambassador Bob McCarthy. During this fundraising event, many handcrafted items from Ireland, Irish whiskey, as See Christmas, Irish page 6

Christmas in Ellicottville activities include horse and wagon rides, fire truck rides with Santa, children’s activities, meet Santa, Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet, the community christmas tree lighting, and real reindeer, all starting at noon Friday, Nov 23 through Sunday afternoon, Nov 25. See complete schedule on page 6.

Creative Design and Local Art By Eva Potter

A Knockout Combination Inside Holiday Valley’s New Lodge

Each building has its very own personality that is immediately conveyed to those who cross its threshold. It’s the fine details – the colors, textures, light – that determine the tone and the subconscious reactions to them that make visitors feel warm and welcome, and no one

understands Holiday Valley’s personality profile better than designer Lee Stranburg. Born and raised in Franklinville, Stranburg has a long-entwined history with Holiday Valley beginning with happy childhood memories of taking the T-bar to the top of Tannenbaum many years ago.

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His father owned Gulf gas stations in the area including one that sat on the current site of Coffee Culture in Ellicottville. For the last 19 years, Stranburg has been leaving his signature stamp on design projects for Holiday Valley. His design firm, Design & Supply, See Knockout Lodge page 6

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ECS Volleyball Team New York State Champions

Triumphs Over Haldane in Three Straight Sets

by Eva Potter

They’ve practiced since last June with one – and only one – goal in mind: the State Championship title. Well, the rest is history! The Lady Eagles volleyball team had an unbeaten record at the end of

regular season play and they intended to keep it that way. And they did, beating Section I Haldane in three straight sets to take home the title of New York State Girls’ Volleyball Champions. Last year’s volleyball season

ended with 19-3 record. It had been a challenging early season, but “this year we took care of business,” explained Coach Kelly Unverdorben, a 15-year veteran volleyball coach and former player, who has taken

“We think riders might enjoy learning to ski/snowboard, as much as skiers might love learning about motorcycle riding.” All weekend long, GHD will have new and classic Harleys on display for skiers and riders alike to admire. Because this is Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary year, the company also will have some limited anniversary edition bikes on display, along with its brand new 2013 model, the CVO

Breakout. A big draw likely will be the Jumpstart® motorcycle simulator, a stationary device with a Harley securely attached that allows “riders” to start the motorcycle, try out the throttle, go through the gears, and “drive” at speeds up to 60 mph. Novices can learn a lot with a free ride on the simulator – “no experience is required,” said McKeever – and more experienced riders will get a

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‘Harley-day Valley’ Weekend Plans Shaping Up for January

By Jann Wiswall

Gowanda Harley-Davidson (GHD) and Holiday Valley are finalizing plans for a “Harleyday Valley” Weekend event on Jan. 26–27, 2013. Though most motorcycles in Western New York are garaged for the winter, “there is no reason for Harley-lovers to sit around waiting for spring when Holiday Valley is right in our back yard,” said Tim McKeever, marketing manager for Gowanda Harley-Davidson.

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VILLAGE PARKING REMINDER

There is “NO PARKING” on Monroe & Washington Streets from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 1st thru March 31st

Shop Ellicottville for the Holidays and take a Bit of Magic Home With You! November 24 is Small Business Saturday

A Blou Christmas Fundraiser

Monti and his new dog “Tyb” (Thank You Blou) are found frequently at A Touch of Ellicottville, 28 Washington Street, Ellicottville.

Jay Monti is busy planning a “Blou Christmas” this December. A year ago this month, Monti’s beloved pet, “Blou,” passed away, and Monti is the middle of a fundraiser for the Almost Home Animal Sanctuary of Little Valley, in his memory. Donors are asked to bring in a variety of goods that can be used at the SPCA shelter, (blankets, towels, collars, toys, food, paper towels, bleach, laundry soap, etc. and any cash donations will be gratefully accepted.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of malls and big box stores, and head for the charming serenity of Ellicottville where you’ll find old-fashioned village streets and storefronts festively decorated with holiday cheer. November 24 is Small Business Saturday, the perfect day to patronize small, bricks-and-mortar stores in your area. Instead of buying holiday gifts online from merchants thousands of miles away, take a look around and you’ll quickly realize that quality always trumps quantity. The merchants of Ellicottville painstakingly select their inventory so you can choose from shops filled to the brim with an unmatched variety of fabulous gifts. It’s all here waiting for you! This weekend, show our merchants some love and stop in to say hello. You’ll be greeted with a warm smile and helpful holiday advice. And bring your wallets, because we’re sure you won’t be able to resist taking some Ellicottville magic home with you. Support the independently owned small businesses you care about. Shop Local!

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Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff in Ellicottville November 23-29, 2012

Thanksgiving week of 2012 is now history. What a wonderful week it was. Good times, good weather, good friends and even better food. The next FUN time we have to look forward to is “Christmas In Ellicottville” sponsored and created by The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. This really FUN time takes place this Friday through Sunday. Check out the really neat list of events shown here in this fine newspaper. Even though our weather is still fall like, we are coming up on winter and hopefully we will be skiing soon. While we look towards our winter FUN, let’s check out the music and other FUN STUFF. Starting today Friday November 23, 2012 through Thursday November 29, 2012, in addition to “Christmas In Ellicottville”, we will have seven Bands, four DJ’s, a couple of all week sound system music happenings, plus all the football, afternoon and night, food and drink specials happening here in The Ellicottville area, making this a very neat place to visit and even better place to live. Also keep in mind, to enjoy a great meal, check out the advertising on the adjoining pages of this fine newspaper for some excellent places to dine and have FUN in and around Ellicottville. One of the sound system music happenings will take place in The Depot. They will be open Friday through Sunday with their sound system playing tunes that promote winter. Also there will be a bunch of neat ski flicks playing on and off during their hours of operation. So remember, If food liquor and laughter are what you are after, The Depot is your place to gather. Also, Madigans Sound System, will be playing their version of Madigans Party Favorites until 10:00 PM most days. Then Club Madigans will take over and really increase the Good Times till close. The third location having their sound system going most of the hours they are open is Balloons. Their new Sound & Light System, like we usually say, is among the best. Whether it is playing unattended or in the hands of a DJ, the sound quality and light experience now in Balloons is really neat. The Gin Mills Sound System will also be playing excellent traditional country to rock tunes most of the hours they are open and do not have bands performing. The Gin Mill Music on Monday is especially good.

The first band gig of the weekend begins this Friday evening at 7:00 PM in Balloons with “The Ozone Rangers” in house. Before we get started, we owe The Ozone Rangers an apology for missing their gig during Fall Fest. Sorry guys, it won’t happen again. Like always this excellent Classic to Southern Rock Band, that looks a bit like “ZZ Top”, usually dedicates their second set to the music and show of “ZZ Top”. They are very crowd friendly and totally FUN. Therefore, Balloons will be the place to be this Friday for good music and even better times. Following “The Ozone Rangers”, “DJ Ace” will take over the party from Balloons Sound & Light Booth. The Show “DJ Ace” does will include neat danceable tunes and good Party-Time FUN till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday, The Gin Mill will host a great American Country Rock Band, “The Heritage”. The leaders of this Buffalo based band are singer/songwriter Scott Militello and co-lead vocalist, Christian Kramer. Their music consists of both cover and original Country to Rock tunes. They also feature passionate guitar solos and vocal harmonies that are second to none. “The Heritage” will create, for sure, another FUN Gin Mill Friday Music Night. Also remember, The Gin Mill serves their excellent, yet very reasonably priced, menu till midnight on weekends. The Gin Mill’s Fish Fry it is great. Moving to Saturday at 6:00 PM, “The Electras” will be ROCKIN The Balloons Crowd with their “Hot Chicago Blues Show”. This Buffalo based band features four veteran Blues Musicians who have been part of the WNY Blues scene since before disco. Today, according to their website, this band remains true to their soulful blues roots. So if you love The Blues, Balloons is the place to be this Saturday. Following “The Electras”, “DJ Flakey Frank Watson”, “Ellicottville’s True & Original Party Monster”, will be in Balloons Sound & Light Booth displaying his innovative plan to continue the party already in place, with trend setting chit-chat and tune selection till close. Returning to 8:00 PM Saturday, The PUB in Great Valley will host “DJ Felony” along with his Karaoke Show. So as we always say, The PUB patrons will not only get to hear “DJ Felony’s” neat selection of

C.U. ‘Round The Music Scene tunes, they will also be offered a chance to be part of The Karaoke Show or just enjoy The FUN PUB Times “DJ Felony” creates. Then at 9:00 PM Saturday The Gin Mill will host the return of another FUN Olean Band “Zephyr”. This threepiece, long standing band, featuring Pete, Scottie and Stevie Ray, will again be causing really good Rock N Roll music times to happen in our area as they have done before. Their following, “The Zepherheads”, really know how to party and have FUN. They will, for sure, be part of the good time music scene in The Gin Mill this Saturday night. After what we hope will be a Bills win over The Colts, lets now move to Monday in The Gin Mill at 6:00 PM, where their “All U Can Eat Spaghetti & Football Dinner” for only $6.99 will happen. Adding to The Gin Mill FUN will be “Connor The Crasher”. While on bar duty, Connor will be playing classic country tunes through the sound system until The Eagles take on The Panthers. Then at 10:00 PM Sharpe, Monday rounds out in Madigans with Church on Monday. Deacon Dan and Reverend Jack just might hook up with Bongo’s Freddie. This threesome will, for sure, have Madigans BOPPIN & ROCKIN to the beat of their original Honky Tonk to RockA-Billy tunes, Thereby, making Madigans a very enjoyable place to visit Monday night. Wednesday, the FUN and music begins at 8:00 PM, when The Gin Mill will have Joe Wagner and hopefully, John Winston doing their traditional Folk to Southern Rock Acoustic Night of Music. More than likely, Freddie and Retro Lil Joey will join in helping them create an even better Gin Mill Wednesday Night of Music. This show is absolutely the best and so are The Gin Mill’s Chicken Wings. Thursday we will have two music events. First at 8:00 PM The Gin Mill will have “Freddie & Friends” doing their weekly version of what used to be “The Weekly Notice Band”. The music will be Classic to Country Rock. Just who will be performing won’t be known until they start the gig. What we know for sure, The Gin Mill will be ROCKIN & FUN this Thursday night. Also at 8:00 PM Thursday The PUB in Great Valley will

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Snow showers are in the forecast for this Saturday, a wonderful prelude to next weekend’s Christmas Stroll, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Come and experience a unique celebration of old fashioned events happening all day in the Village of Ellicottville. The day is full of fun family events, including a visit from good old Santa Claus, a live nativity scene and the annual Reindog Parade, which the kids will love. The day begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m., with Santa

nativity sets and angels will be set up at Holy Name of Mary Church on Martha Street. From 4–5:30 p.m., there will be cocoa and cookies in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen at The Barn restaurant on Monroe Street – just follow the candy canes to get there! The whole family will enjoy viewing the village’s brilliant lights and festive holiday decorations as they take a cozy wagon ride departing next to the Town Hall. You won’t want to miss the Reindog Parade at 4:30 p.m., which will take place along Washington Street. Bring your dog and you can be in the parade, too. Then, at 6 p.m., the

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have “DJ Felony” along with his Karaoke Show back for another Thursday gig. This neat show gives The PUB Patrons two options. You may be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times.

living nativity takes place in the village gazebo. Be sure to stop at Katy’s Café between 5–8 p.m. to drop off cash donations for the Rotary Club’s Family Support for Ellicottville fund, nonperishable food items for the Ellicottville Food Pantry and toys for Santa’s Workshop in exchange for a bag of Katy’s Cookies for Compassion – her famous, home-baked holiday cookies. The Christmas Stroll extravaganza has been beloved and cherished event for many years and continues to be a family tradition.

A 2012 Christmas Tree Story

By Al Stocker

Al and Hannelou Stocker donated this year’s Community Christmas tree. More photos on page 4.

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Reindog Parade, Living Nativity and Visit from Santa Dec. 1 arriving at 4 p.m. at the 1887 Building on the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets. Be sure to stroll up and down village sidewalks, warm up in quaint village shops and restaurants, and be sure to keep an eye out for candy elves, carolers and even a live camel. From 10 a.m.–3 p.m., the Christmas Bazaar will be held at the United Church of Ellicottville on Elizabeth Street. From 3:30-5 p.m., enjoy holiday organ music and tours at St. John’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets, as well as ornament making and crafts for the children. Displays of

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It all began this past summer when we decided that some of our trees grew so healthy that they were shading our vegetable garden and impeeding its’ growth. We felt that the trees were so beautiful that is was a shame to destroy them. That created the notion to consider offering one to the Village of Ellicottville. Next step Harold Morton, DPW Supervisor and Mary Klahn, Village Clerk came upt to view the suggestion. Both agreed that this was a good idea. On comes Russ Dunkleman with Dione and his other Woodcutters, who removed 12 large oak trees that were in the way of the Christmas tree. The 41 foot beauty cam down very gently. Next was Ken Hinman to the rescue and very gently slid it down to the roadside. The final (almost) step, with the assistance of Carl Northrup authorizing the tractor trailer to haul it, and Harold Morton’s Village crew to load it, and position it at its final destination. Decoration was done within a few days, all in preparation for Christmas in Ellicottville weekend. Merry Christmas Ellicottville! Al and Hannelou Stocker


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Katy’s Cookies for Compassion Provides Community Support for the Holidays

As Katy Herbach watched those in the Ellicottville community organize events to assist local families, she knew she wanted to do help too. After collaborating with friends and family, Herbach is kicking off her holiday season fundraising effort on Dec. 1 during the Christmas Stroll in Ellicottville, taking place from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Herbach is hoping to entice donors to stop at Katy’s Café & Cake Creations on Washington Street with cash donations for the Rotary Club’s Family

“Katy’s Cookies for Compassion” Support for Ellicottville fund, nonperishable food items for the Ellicottville Food Pantry and toys for Santa’s Workshop in exchange for a bag of Katy’s Cookies for Compassion – her famous, home-baked holiday

cookies. On Saturday, Dec. 1, Katy’s Café will be “dressed up” for the holidays with the help of Bob McCarthy. Herbach and her holiday helpers invite everyone to stop in from 5–8 p.m. to say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be on hand to accept donations. Katy’s Café & Cake Creations will serve as an ongoing community collection site until Dec. 20. If you have questions, please call Katy at (716) 699-8860 or email katyscafe@yahoo.com.

By William Thomas

And that’s why I love small town living Although Wainfleet is my home, Port Colborne is my hometown. Although Wainfleet is too small to support a convenience store, Port Colborne maintains its “city” status at 18,500 people. So although Wainfleet is not on Mac’s Milk target list, Port Colborne would be jailbait for Walmart. Anyway you look at it – I love small town living. A quaint and quirky town always provides better entertainment than a slick, fast city. Like a couple of Sundays ago at 4:55 a.m. in downtown Port Colborne, a passerby heard unusual banging noises followed by the smashing of glass. Upon further investigation, a man in pajamas was seen smashing the front window of Tuck’s Jewelers. Could it have been a desperate and disoriented shopper mistaking the first Sunday in November for the fourth Friday of the month – Black Friday!?! No. As the pounding continued and shards of glass hit the sidewalk, the witness concluded this was pretty much a middle-of-thenight jewelry store robbery and he called the cops. When the police arrived they found a lot of glass, blood all over the sidewalk and empty spots in the store window where display items used to be. This kind of robber is commonly called a “smash and grab artist” but the world “artist” may be giving this thief way, way too – Great Valley community and much credit. The blood from our seasonal visitors. his fist on the sidewalk and the Check Trail Talk in the fact that no jewelry was stolen Ellicottville Times on a regular from the jewelry store indicates basis to stay abreast of all the this thief was more of a “smash exciting new developments. A and grab barbarian.” “Name That Trail” contest and The guy stole four clocks. other fundraising opportunities And then he took off on foot. are on the horizon. His hometown of St. Catharines This community recreational – which is not nearly as trail will add yet another charming as my hometown of dimension to the four-season, Port Colborne – is a long, long family-friendly offerings of our way on foot. Or slippers, if premier resort town. We’ll be he was accessorizing with the looking for volunteers to assist pajamas. in many capacities and hope we Giving no forethought can count you in!

Ellicottville–Great Valley Recreational Trail

Say good-bye to dodging cars while cycling or running on nonexistent road shoulders, and say hello to a handicapaccessible, recreational trail you can use any time free of charge to jog in a trafficfree environment, teach your children how to ride a bike, cross-country ski through the scenic countryside, push your baby stroller in a safe environment, take grandpa out for an afternoon spin in his wheelchair and walk off Fido’s extra bulge. It’s true! A dedicated

committee of community leaders is working diligently on the creation of a multiuse recreational trail for the Ellicottville – Great Valley community. Currently, the group is in the process of choosing a design firm that will create a potential development, construction and maintenance plan for the new trail. Organizers are hopeful that a part of the trail can be built next year, but a lot of work remains to be done, including concerted fundraising efforts that will involve the whole Ellicottville

Donations to the Ellicottville Great Valley Trail Fund can be made in care of the Community Foundation at 120 North Union Street, Olean, N.Y. 14706 and online at www.cattfoundation.org.

holding flat screen TV’s and … Clock Man. (Maybe I watched too many episodes of Dragnet when I was a kid.) Among a list of charges laid, “possession of a weapon” caught my eye. A weapon! This guy was armed? Turns out he was carrying a can of bear spray repellent. Now I have no idea what the odds are of being attacked by a bear while breaking into a jewelry store but for that unlikely eventuality, Clock Man was prepared. Yet somehow “brick” and “getaway vehicle” failed to make it onto his work sheet! The Niagara Regional Police saved him the forty dollars for a ride to St. Catharines and now he has an abode that’s fixed. And in some weird twist of truth and timing, that night, Sunday, November 4, that was the night … and yes you should be sitting down for this one … that was the night we turned our clocks back. Clock Man could argue he was not actually at the crime scene at precisely 4:55 a.m. He could claim he was trapped in a daylight savings time warp between 3:55 and 4:55 and how could you dispute that? If I was Clock Man my defense would be ‘sleep walking.” Hey, he sure was dressed for it. Lesson learned? Rob locally. It’s not as if the city of St. Catharines is out of clocks. And despite this time of year with midnight shopping and 24/7 sales, please adhere to the hours of business as listed on the door. Timing is everything. Small town values or full value crime entertainment? Sometimes the line gets blurred. For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to www.williamthomas.ca

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to a getaway vehicle and hitchhiking in pajamas at five in the morning not being a very promising prospect – our smash and grab grifter opts for a taxi. Unable to operate a cell phone what with his hands full of clocks, he runs over to Port Taxi, two blocks away on King Street. Now dispatchers of cab companies see and hear a lot of very weird stuff between midnight and first light, but this one had never actually witnessed a man in sleeping apparel carrying a small but impressive selection of time pieces. So Clock Man who looks like he’s on his way to a sleep apnea clinic and really, really, really doesn’t want to be late informs the dispatcher he needs a cab to St. Catharines and pronto. Not a problem, that’s the dispatcher’s business. Then the fare explains that although he has no money, he would gladly pay for the trip with a really nice … wait for it … clock! That’s a problem for the dispatcher who is more in the taxi business than the trade trade. Now I did not know this but apparently there are so many seriously unprofessional crooks out there that when police encounter an odd looking crime scene, they automatically call the local cab company to see if some dumb ass … sorry, to see if an alleged perpetrator may have enlisted their transport services. “Ah, he’s right here in front of me,” was the dispatcher’s response to the police phone call which doubled as a shot from a starter’s pistol. Clock Man was off and running down King Street where he was promptly apprehended by police. Apparently they passed on a face-to-face witness identification. Otherwise the dispatcher and the eye witness would have been looking through a one-way mirror at four guys in normal clothes

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Reviews New and Ongoing Initiatives

The Ellicottville School Board covered a long list of agenda items at its meeting Nov. 20, 2012, after a busy two weeks during which the fall varsity sports teams made school history. The football team and the girls’ and boys’ soccer teams won their sectional championships, while the girls’ volleyball team, with a 24-0 season, smoothly won the Division D state championship. Middle/High School Principal Bob Miller pointed out that not only was this a tremendous athletic year for the teams, but it was also a year in which all four teams were made up of scholarathletes – teams whose average academic standings were as impressive as their prowess on the fields. The board unanimously approved a motion to prepare a formal commendation for the state volleyball champs. Standardized Testing The meeting opened with a presentation from Tammy Eddy, guidance counselor for grades 8-12, summarizing for the board the standardized tests available to students primarily in their junior and senior years. These included the familiar PSAT, SAT and ACT exams, as well as the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery – which helps students interested in military service predict occupations that best fit their abilities) and ACCUPLACER (which qualifies students for placement in college-level courses during their high school years). Eddy noted that about 40 percent of Ellicottville students take the SAT – the premier college entrance exam – one or more times during their junior and senior years. Eddy said that she believes more students would be interested in taking the exam, but that the $50 fee can be prohibitive for some students. Superintendent Mark Ward felt that it was unfortunate that the fee could be a stumbling block and that

perhaps the PTA or other school organizations would consider raising funds to offset the cost for needier students. Superintendent’s Report Ward reported on a number of new initiatives under way at ECS this year. There is a new program through New Visions called “Manufacturing Careers,” a competitive program supported by BOCES that encourages Western New York students to stay in the region and develop careers in area manufacturing businesses. Students accepted into the program receive instruction off-site at manufacturing facilities in the county, then return to school for the balance of the day. ECS tailors school-based required course schedules to accommodate students’ needs. Students receive college credit for this coursework. The health office has purchased (with BOCES support) a new program called SNAP, which is an electronic medical records system that, once fully operational, will eliminate the need for paper medical records and will make records (e.g. vaccination histories) easier to access. He noted that it will take some time to get all data entered into the system, but that once complete, the school will be in better compliance with federal healthcare privacy laws. Ward spoke briefly about the building improvement special meeting held on Nov. 13, during which architects and financial advisors outlined preliminary plans and pricing estimates for substantial facility improvements. Ward and the board agreed that the meeting was well attended, that there was positive energy and that many excellent ideas came out of the meeting that the architects are already considering. Ward felt that the preliminary cost estimates were reasonable, especially if tax assessments in the Town and Village of Ellicottville increase

as expected. He said that the district probably would not be ready to take a bond hearing to the community in March as originally hoped, but that they should be ready soon thereafter. Ward also announced that interscholastic ski racing is finally a reality at ECS. Boys and girls in grades 7-12 may try out for the Section VI varsity team. Roger Baldwin, a former HoliMont ski coach, has generously agreed to serve as volunteer ski coach for the 2012-13 school year. Principals’ Reports Elementary School Principal Connie Poulin reported that the English language arts teachers are planning a reading celebration with a theme of “Reading and Writing” that will focus on reading comprehension through writing. Students will do repeated readings of the same text and provide written responses to various questions. Incentives will be awarded to students who do great work in the form of the opportunity to do a “book talk” on morning school radio. In addition, the school has invited children’s book author Cynthia DeFelice to speak to students not only about her books but of her love of reading and writing and how the two are connected. After describing how the successes of the fall sports season have energized the entire student body, Miller reported that the Student Council’s fruit sale fundraising efforts are going well, but that the online ordering option has not yet been used. The annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner hosted by ECS students at the school has been rescheduled for December 20. This year, guests will be treated to a mealtime performance by the jazz band, followed by an afterdinner singing performance by elementary students. The next meeting of the ECS Board is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the High School Library.

On Saturday, December 1st from 9:30 to 2 at Nature’s Remedy, 120 West Main Street, Allegany. Seasonal cookies, along with specialty cookies will be available. The association will hold their 30th annual Community Christmas Service on Sunday,

December 2 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street, Allegany. Pastor Daniel Buringrud of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Allegany will conduct the service, and the Ensemble of St. John’s Church, led by Jim Schultz, will provide the

music. Donations of money, canned goods and paper products to benefit Genesis House will be collected at the service. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.

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community fundraiser with all donations going to the Red Cross. The Ham, Turkey & Steak Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at the American Legion in Ellicottville beginning at 7 p.m. Party organizers are

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A mixed media triptych of spruces on Tannenbaum slope by local artist Sean Huntington,commissioned for the new lodge.

Christmas, Irish well as hotel and ski packages will be auctioned. Local bakers have been perfecting their favorite pie recipes and bake up a storm every year for the much-anticipated pie auction. Attendees can also make a monetary donation or bring a gift to benefit Family Support for Ellicottville and Santa’s Workshop, where families that

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need a little help can choose gifts for each other and take home fixings for a Christmas dinner. This year the one-man Irish band Seanachi will keep the Gin Mill hopping with old Irish holiday favorites. This is always a fun event and a great way to give back to this wonderful community. Mark your calendars for Nov. 30,

because you won’t want to miss this one. For more information, contact Greg Cappelli at (716) 699-5626. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Ellicottville is the perfect setting to catch the spirit of the holiday season. There may even be a dusting of snow…

ECS Ready for Students to Join Ski Team Practice Tentatively Set for Early December

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At last Tuesday’s Ellicottville Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mark Ward also announced that interscholastic ski racing is finally a reality at ECS. This year, ECS is pioneering the first competitive ski program in Western New York for the 2012-2013 season. Since Section VI alpine skiing was approved for middle and high schools in Western New York on Sept. 19, 2012, by the Athletic Council of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), ECS’s Athletic Director Karl Schwartz has been working tirelessly along

with other key people to develop a ski program for the district. A paid ski coach position has been created and the opening will be posted internally for two weeks. The school hopes to appoint a coach at the next board of education meeting in December.  “We have two strong candidates that we expect will help to build the program,” commented Schwartz. A few students have already signed up to participate and Schwartz said he has “fielded interest from two other schools that may want to have a couple kids ski through ECS.”

A meeting with ski club members and other high school students, who are encouraged to apply, is anticipated in the near future. According to Schwartz, a target practice date of Dec. 4 has been set. Miguel Azcarate, training center director at Holiday Valley, said scheduling has already begun. School announcements for the ski team will encourage boys and girls in grades 7-12 to try out for the varsity ski team. Schwartz said he would continue working with other Section VI schools that are interested in starting ski programs.

Co., Inc., in Chalfont, Pa., has worked with the awardwinning ski resort to create expansive, welcoming interiors for its lodges, the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club and Guest Services Center. His most recent project, the new main lodge is almost complete, but the process began over a year ago when Stranburg, his son Adam, and the rest of his design team began meeting with Holiday Valley’s key decision makers. “We survey the property and pick owners’ brains extensively, or whoever’s brains they’d like us to pick,” said Stranburg. “We also, though, do oversight and give comments…. We don’t try to step on anybody’s toes, but we certainly give what we call points to ponder.” It took the Design & Supply team of four about a month to draw up a plan that incorporated his client’s ideas and melded them with everyday functionality, solid durability and esthetic design. According to Jane Eshbaugh, Holiday Valley’s marketing director, Stranburg and Holiday Valley Vice President Bonnie Koschir worked together to choose the colors, furnishings and other details, which were passed by a few others on the Holiday Valley team for approval or suggestions. The Day Care Center also had input from Carrie Franklin, the Day Care director. “Bonnie gives us direction,” said Stranburg. “I wouldn’t say we read her mind, but we are certainly on the same wave length.” As soon as you step inside, you’ll discover shimmering

tile work, richly painted walls, expansive windows, vaulted ceilings, custom furniture, as well as ski memorabilia and original artwork from local artists and artisans that give the lodge a distinctive personality. Eshbaugh said they commissioned a mixed media triptych of spruces on Tannenbaum slope by local artist Sean Huntington, because “we’re familiar with his work and he displayed at Routes to Art in the Tamarack Club two summers ago. His work was perfect for what we had in mind.” Huntington is also a coowner of Mill Street Gallery in Ellicottville. “I was really flattered when I was asked to do a piece for Holiday Valley,” said Huntington. “It’s incredibly exciting when you think of all the people that go through that building – what a great opportunity! They could have gone with reproductions, but they went with a local artist, and I know they’ve also worked with local contractors, metal smiths and woodworkers. They chose to support the local economy.” Sweep the other lodge walls and you’ll find photographs by Steve Gotreau, Holiday Valley’s food and beverage manager, and by Eshbaugh, who commented, “I am definitely not a ‘real’ photographer. I just carry my little Canon camera when I go out on the slopes and I get lucky sometimes. Photoshop and cropping come in handy.” Art from the original Clubhouse Chalet by Carly Hill lends a nostalgic touch along with a real T-bar lift hanging in the T-Bar area on the upper

level of the lodge. According to Eshbaugh, Tom Lowry has constructed the interior bars from concrete that is inlaid, stained and polished (similar to one he built at John Harvard’s), and Bob McCarthy has made some one-of-a-kind tables for the T-Bar. In addition, Paul Boccolucci, West Valley metal artist and owner of Real Stuff Gallery and Gifts, has also designed and created lighting sconces and metal medallions – snowflakes and Ullr – for the railings. He has also done custom sign work and chandeliers for Tamarack Club, the Inn at Holiday Valley, Yodeler Lodge, as well as whimsical wall art for Holiday Valley’s Learning Center. Boccolucci said, “Most of the (chandeliers) I’m re doing I had made 25 years ago for Holiday Valley. Through the years, I’ve made light fixtures and chandeliers, fireplace doors, gas fire pits, many different signs, decorative railing parts, etc. I am currently finishing a fire pit for installation at the Lodge.” It looks like the old and new have all found special places in the beautiful new lodge at Holiday Valley, which will be ready to welcome visitors to the ground floor on Dec. 1 and the main and second floors on Dec. 15. As Stranburg put it, “We want (guests) to think this is really a fun lodge to be in and to enjoy the views of the slopes and the friendships they bring with them or develop.” (For more Holiday Valley Lodge details, see article on page 9.)

Giant Human Christmas Tree Coming to Holiday Valley

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Ellicottville School District Superintendent Mark Ward described an all-school activity coming up in December that also involves Holiday Valley, the Ellicottville Fire Department, a photographer and an aerial designer. The Hamburg, N.Y., aerial designer Patty Watson is organizing the entire ECS student body, school staff, the Holiday Valley ski patrol and others to form a giant human Christmas tree! The humans will be standing as directed in rows on a snowcovered hill at Holiday Valley. Students wearing green shirts (contributed by M&T Bank)

will form the tree boughs. Others will be wearing red, white and blue to form a U.S.A. banner across the “tree.” And even more people wearing yellow ski patrol jackets will form the star at the top of the tree. The photo will be taken from 75 feet in the air using the ladder truck from the Ellicottville Fire Department. The final image will be printed on holiday cards, which will be signed and sent by ECS students to members of the military overseas as a holiday greeting. Watson has been doing aerial photographic design for many years, involving anywhere

from 750-1,550 people – mostly school students. Many images have been patriotic in nature, but she also has done the Buffalo Bills’ buffalo, a pink ribbon on behalf of breast cancer awareness, and other symbols close to her heart. Her images have received extensive local, regional and national attention from various media outlets. According to Holiday Valley Marketing Director Jane Eshbaugh, the photo shoot is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 4, weather (meaning snowmaking ability) permitting. Alternate dates have been identified as Dec. 5, 11 or 12.


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The eagerly anticipated time has come when Tim and Bonnie’s Pizza and EVL Bowling will open their doors for the grand opening on Monday, Nov. 26. Stop in for a delicious hot pizza topped with their 35-year-

old family sauce recipe and loads of fresh mozzarella cheese. Try out the state-ofthe-art 8-lane bowling alley, including video games, for an afternoon of friendly fun! The new restaurant and bowling alley are located in

the village on 2 Bristol Lane, at the corner of Fillmore Drive and Elizabeth Street, in the renovated Nannen Baseball Bat factory. For pizza, call (716) 699- 9021 and for bowling, call (716) 699-9025.

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install insulated garage doors with wireless openers from Jamestown Garage Doors. The board agreed that it would be wise in any case to install the insulated doors (versus un-insulated doors), so they approved a motion to go ahead with that order regardless of insurance reimbursement. Next Purchases for Snow Removal The fire left the town with only two snowplows for the winter season. The Town of New Albion has generously loaned the town its spare plow as backup, but Hurley said it may have to be returned at any time during the winter if New Albion needs it. In order to ensure reliable snow removal capabilities, Hurley has located a Mack 10-wheeler with “quick-disconnect” equipment that would be ideal for both the short- and long-term and can be delivered in early January. The cost is approximately $200,000. Keis advised the board that another draw on the insurance settlement will be available for the purchase of the vehicle. The board unanimously approved the purchase. The only downside to the 10-wheeler is its difficulty navigating some of Mansfield’s very narrow and dirt roads. Hurley explained that he will use the town pickup that is outfitted with a plow for those roads, but will need a detachable sander for the pickup. The board also approved that purchase. With these equipment purchases, Hurley believes the town is ready and able to manage the winter ahead. Budget Issues Given that the town is purchasing new equipment that will not be covered in full by the insurance settlement (which reimburses only for the actual value of the used equipment that was destroyed), Councilmember Robert Schmidt asked Keis how the town will deal with a

potentially large, unbudgeted expense. Keis acknowledged that new equipment likely will cost more than the settlement provides, but that he plans to work closely with the board to prioritize and make hard choices about other equipment purchases. “We will look carefully at what are the most important items that need to be replaced, and maybe lease or delay purchase of others,” said Keis. In addition, over the next several months, Keis will be working with Town Engineer Mark Alianello on plans for a new highway garage and that it is possible to break even on that facility depending on how it is constructed and how contracts are bid. Keis plans to separate the bid packages so that, instead of hiring one contractor who then hires and marks up its own subcontractors, Keis will bid out individual contracts for barn construction (likely a pole barn), concrete, electrical, plumbing and office area construction. Keis, who is retiring from his full-time job as refining operations manager with Materion Corporation on Jan. 4, expects to be able to focus completely on the new building and to efficiently manage the contractors in the town’s best interest. Keis said that every effort will be made to “avoid borrowing funds to cover expenses after the insurance settlement is complete,” but that “the town is in a very good financial position to do so if it must, as it carries no debt.” He assured the board that he will be monitoring expenses carefully and will keep the board updated. The next meeting of the Mansfield Town Board was moved from its normally scheduled third Monday of the month to Thursday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. in order to allow the board to complete end-of-year billing tasks. The public is, as always, encouraged to attend.

Highway Garage Fire Remains Top Issue for Mansfield Town Board

The fire that destroyed the Town of Mansfield’s Highway Garage and all of its contents – including seven pieces of snow removal and road repair equipment – on Sunday, Oct. 7 continues to be the main agenda item with the Town of Mansfield Board as emergency plans to prepare for the coming winter proceed. Town Supervisor Robert Keis notified the board that the town had received an initial draw on the insurance settlement of $250,000 from the insurance company; $75,000 of that was allocated to the town general fund for related expenses and the remaining $175,000 was allocated to the highway department. Per approvals from the board at its October meeting, Highway Department Deputy Superintendent Brad Hurley reported that most of the highway department funds have been used to purchase a new town pickup ($34,390), a used contractors’ trailer ($2,500), a new loader ($122,000), plumbing work and office and break room equipment necessary to prepare the trailer for use as temporary offices. The trailer is now completely functional. The department also was authorized to winterize its surviving cold storage barn for snow removal equipment. To date, Hurley reported, concrete has been poured in two bays, insulation is complete, most electrical work is done, propane furnaces have been installed and other necessary work is in process. Keis has asked National Fire Adjustment Co., Inc. (NFA), the firm hired by the town to independently represent its interests to the insurance company, to ask the insurers to approve installation of concrete floors in the other five bays of the barn. NFA also is requesting funds from the insurance company to

The Salamanca ARDC Beautification Committee is offering a community wide challenge to all those wonderful bakers in the area. The Bake Off judging will be held on December 8th at 2:00 pm during the Silver Bells Craft Show at Seneca Central School at 25 Center Street, Salamanca. While the baked goods are being brought in and then judged, all attendees are welcome to roam the vendors and pick up some great holiday gifts. All entrants must call Ruth Ann Zink at 945-7600 or email HISalamanca1@aol.com or Nancy Williams at 945-1790 and email Nancy.Williams@sni.org to enter prior to December 4th to be eligible for the challenge. Prizes will be given for the best Pie, Cake and Cookies. Pull out those aprons and let’s get the baking rolling!

“Silver Bells, Silver Bells, It’s Christmas Time In The City”

Soon It will Be Christmas Day in Salamanca, NY. This year the Ray & Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation present the 10th Annual Silver Bells in the City. Silver Bells in the City is held each year in honor of Ray Evans, lyricist of the famous Christmas song, “Silver Bells”. Ray Evans, a Salamanca native, was a pop lyricist who teamed up with the composer/lyricist Jay Livingston and wrote three Academy Award-winning songs together, as well as their famous Christmas song, “Silver Bells”. This year we will be celebrating wonderful acts of giving and many holiday cheers to share with family and friends, young and old. Join us as we begin welcoming in the holiday spirit on Saturday, December 8 at the Silver Bells in the City Holiday Craft Show at Seneca Elementary School from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Shoppers will be able to find the perfect gift this holiday season and choose from a large selection of hand made and one of a kind arts and crafts. Also on December 8,

families will not want to miss Breakfast with Santa Claus. All the good little girls and boys are sure to enjoy this fun-filled morning with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus while eating their favorite breakfast at Myer’s Steakhouse & Inn from 9:30 – 11:00 am. There will be no “Bahhumbug’s” at this year’s Silver Bells in the City Theater Performance of “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” - a solo performance starring Mike Randall. Mike Randall who grew up in Western New York and is a lover of Buffalo history and presenter of one person shows, decided to recreate Mr. Dickens

presentation of his most well know story “A Christmas Carol”. In March of 1868, as part of his highly publicized, much anticipated and critically acclaimed America Reading Tour, Charles Dickens visited Buffalo, NY. He performed two sold-out shows at St. James Hall. Nearly 3,000 people saw him LIVE each night. The first story he shared on that first night may be the best loved holiday tale ever written: “A Christmas Carol”. It is because of this historic performance by Charles Dickens that Mike Randall tours Western New York recreating this beloved story. The show is said to leave the audience with a true sense of the holiday season - a sense of giving, hope, renewal and love for mankind. Make plans to see Mike Randall in “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, December 8 at the Salamanca High School Auditorium. The show is FREE to all. The doors open at 6:30 pm and performance begins at 7:00 pm.

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So, if you can spare some donations, please take them to the Co-Operative Extension Building Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., and leave with any of the volunteers there. You can also call Shelia at (716) 801-0522 or Mary at (716) 4504312. Checks can be made out to “Red Cross Relief Fund” and

mailed to Mary Klahn, P.O. Box 475, Ellicottville, N.Y. 14731. According to Klahn, “All money will go directly to the Red Cross Relief Fund. This is a non-partisan community event, and we just want to help all the families affected by Hurricane Sandy however we can.”


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Springville Center for the Arts announces auditions for its June 2013 production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross, to be held at Springville Center for the Arts, 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville, NY 14141. Actors who can play ages ranging from twenties to sixties, men OR women, will be supplied sides for readings on Monday, December 3rd from 7pm to 9pm and again on Tuesday, December 4th from 7pm to 9pm. If you would like an advanced copy emailed to you, contact the director, Ronald J. Leonardi at rjleonardi@ roadrunner.com. 716-592-9038.

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Holiday Valley Lodge Completion on December 15

The new $12 million Holiday Valley lodge will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. The new lodge replaces the 50-year-old main base lodge, the Clubhouse Chalet, with the purpose of improving circulation, services and experiences for Holiday Valley guests.  Construction of the lodge began in March 2012, and over 250 tradesmen and tradeswomen from over 30 companies worked on the building. Most contractors were from the local Western New York/Western Pennsylvania area. The general contractor

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Horse Resource will be holding a Tack Swap & Auction at the R.H. Livingston Community Center, 188 W. Main Street in Allegany from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. There will be new and used tack, a 50/50 raffle, food and baked goods available. Donations of clean tack are welcome and will be accepted until 9:30 a.m. on Dec 1. Table reservations are $10 and are requested by Nov. 26.  Diana Tuorto, who is a Buffalo, New York-based children’s author, who has been writing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction since the age of 10, will be available to sign her books. Tuorto’s children’s novels are told from the first person point of view of different horses. You can read about her books at www. cayusecanyon.com.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English Writing and History, Diana is also an active volunteer with various non-profit organizations. She recently relocated from Western New York from New Jersey and has two horses of her own. As the vice president of a New Jersey-based rescue called Horse Rescue United, Tuorto knows all too well the plight of the unwanted horse. She and others will be at the event to support this local effort. Horse Resource is a group of concerned horse owners that are trying to help others maintain healthy conditions for their animals and therefore avoid seizure. They are working with law enforcement, the district attorney and the SPCA to help before situations become dire. They also assist

with expenses of those who generously foster horses when seized by authorities. Horse Resource acts as a 501(c) (3) organization as members of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. You can help by donating clean used tack, supply baked goods for the bake sale, make a monetary donation, or join us and volunteer your talents. Plan to attend the auction and get a start on your Christmas shopping for the horse lover in your family. Donations can also be made directly to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation at http://cattfoundation.org or at http://Horse-Resource.org. For more information, call Ruthe Riehle at (716) 373-6580 or Annie Widger at (716) 6992940.

United Church Of Ellicottville Presents its 4th annual Christmas Bazaar

Sat. Dec. 1, 10Am-4pm, featuring eleven different craft vendors, “The boutique” - gently used scarves, sweaters, vests, purses and jewelry, “The antique corner”, The Christmas Shop, bake sale, homemade soup, basket raffle. Use the side entrance to the church hall on Elk Street

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was Duggan and Duggan from Olean, N.Y., and the architectural firm was the Olean office of Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals. The 66,000-square-foot building will serve as the base lodge during the ski season and as a year round conference center. The lodge contains the food service area, two bars, a coffee shop, equipment rental and repair shops, the Snowsports School desk, locker rooms and day care, as well as reception and conference rooms. The Holiday Valley lodge is designed with a soaring 32foot cathedral ceiling with

This holiday season, there’s no better way to find unique gifts and to support local artisans than to shop the Routes to Art Holiday Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1. For the third year, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council is producing the Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Seneca Allegany Administration Building at 90 Ohiyo Way, right off the casino exit in Salamanca. Anne Conroy-Baiter, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, stated that the location is perfect for a holiday sale. “We chose the Seneca Administration building because of its central location and the fact that all the Routes to Art artists can easily fit in the Grand Hall. Instead of shopping in a mall from store to store, shoppers make their way from booth to booth finding unique

and affordable holiday gifts.” The sale is made up of participating artists in next year’s 2013 Routes to Art open studio tour. Now in its sixth year, Routes to Art (RTA) is an annual, self-guided, openstudio artists’ tour taking place across Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians. Next year’s tour is scheduled for May 18-19, 2013. Regional artists like Sean Huntington, Debra Eck, Penelope Minner, Keith McKale, Mary Jacobs, Robin Zefers Clark, Elliott Hutten, Dawn Lombardi, Nance Jackson, Samantha Jacobs, Jennifer Miller, Melanie Hill, Richard Big Kettle, Marilyn Reynolds, Dug Stein, Tom Martin, Kristina McLeod, Cheryl Tome, Patricia Eckstrom, Michael Weishan and others will display and sell many cash-and-carry items. Shoppers can expect to find cards, books, prints, jewelry,

Village of Ellicottville 10:00am-7:00pm Experience a unique, old-fashioned holiday season with the Christmas Stroll, Sat. Dec 1. Dec 1 Katy’s Cookies for Compassion

We are pleased to bring you another afternoon music fest complete with our now famous crock-pot luncheon on Sunday December 9th @ 12 NOON from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville, NY. Homecoming Dulcimers will prepare a wonderful assortment of crock-pot meals for you to choose from and while you are enjoying lunch we will get you into the Christmas Spirit with our program featuring old time Christmas Carols. Everyone is invited and it you love to make cookies...we are asking if you could bring a few of your favorite Christmas Cookies along for desert. Please invite your family and friends for a fun filled luncheon....  compliments of Homecoming Dulcimers! Come and enjoy the magic of Christmas, Crock-pots and Cookies

10:00am Allegany Community Center, 188 West Main Street, Allegany. Tack Swap at 10:00 am. Tack Auction at 2:00 pm. Anyone interested in renting a table for $10 contact wynhorseresource@gmail.com or call: November 30 Ruthe Riehle 716-373-3780. Bob McCarthy’s Irish Annie Widger 716-699-2940. Christmas Ellicottville Held annually at the Gin Terri Crisafulli 716-373-0246. Mill, 6pm. Bring childrens’ Proceeds to benefit Horses in Christmas gifts to be distributed Need. through Ellicottville Family

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Congratulations to Chantel Perez

Dec 1 United Church Of Ellicottville 4th annual Christmas Bazaar Sat. Dec. 1, 10am-4pm featuring

a boutique, the antique corner, the Christmas Shop, bake sale, homemade soup, basket raffle. Dec 3-31 Salamanca Silver Bells Festival The City of Salamanca. Festival held in honor of Salamanca’s own Ray Evans, lyricist of the famous Christmas song Silver Bells. The perfect kick-off to the holiday season and holiday shopping. 716-945-2034 December 7 Ham, Turkey & Steak Part to Benefit Red Cross 7:00 p.m. American Legion December 16 Community Christmas Cantata

at the United Church on 53 Elizabeth Street in Ellicottville, 3:00 on Dec. 16th, 2012.

November 26 Ellicottville Quilt Shop Placemats Class 6-9pm or Nov 27 10-1pm, 19 Jefferson St, Ellicottville 716-699-2065

Fundraiser for Family Support of Ellicottville Cash, nonperishable food items, toys 10A Washington St, E’ville Kickoff Event 5:00-8:00pm *Donors receive a special Winner of the “Home for the Holidays” poster contest conducted by the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Her design will be used on posters and flyers to promote our upcoming show “Home for the Holidays” which will be performed by the Olean Community Theatre. The show takes place at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on November 24th at 7 pm. Tickets are $10.00 (children 12 and under are $5.00) and are available at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, Alexandra’s and at the door on Saturday evening. For more information on the show, please

pottery, ornaments, as well as paintings, stained glass, basket weaving, woodcarving, photography and more. “The Holiday Sale is a great opportunity to see a selection of our Routes to Art artists in one location under one roof. In this economy, when it’s so important to support local commerce, the Routes to Art Holiday Sale makes it easy to find the perfect holiday gifts and feel good about your purchases,” said Conroy-Baiter. The Routes to Art Holiday Sale is designed to promote the collective arts community while advancing cultural tourism and enhancing enjoyment of life in the Southern Tier. Cash, checks and credits cards accepted. For more information, visit www. myartscouncil.net, call (716) 372-7455, or email info@ myartscouncil.net.

St. Paul’s Homecoming Dulcimers presents Christmas, Crock-pots and Cookies

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Seneca Allegany Admin Building Featuring hand crafted artwork from 40 regional and Seneca Nation artists, just in time for the holidays! http:// RoutesToArt.com 90 Ohi:yo’ Way Salamanca, NY 716-3727455 Dec 1 Christmas Stroll and Living Nativity

tongue-and-groove cedar decking, thick wooden beams, a two-story stone chimney with fireplaces on both floors, expansive exterior decks, and a natural stone and cedar exterior.  Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year round resort featuring 58 slopes and trails, 13 lifts, 3 base lodges, slope side lodging and dining, conference facilities, an 18hole golf course, a treetop aerial adventure park and a mountain coaster. Holiday Valley is New York State’s most visited ski resort.

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A Calendar of Events for Ellicottville and the Surrounding Communities bag of Katy’s holiday sugar Support. Live auction, Irish Dec 1 & 2 Religious Services cookies music starts at 8pm. 378-0916. Routes to Art Holiday Sale

The Village of Ellicottville. All day events throughout the weekend. Activities will December 1 include Christmas carolers, Opening Reception reindeer, hot-chocolate, cookie Mill Street Art Gallery decorating, horse and wagon 100 for 100ish Show rides, the lighting of the Christmas tree and Fire Truck 7-9pm Show runs November 8-December 23rd A show of rides with Santa. 100 small paintings at gift prices by Barbara Fox, Nance November 24 Jackson and Sean Huntington. Home for the Holidays Fourth annual Winter Theatre in 42 Mill Street, Ellicottville, NY Ellicottville Program The Olean Dec 1 Community Theater group will 2nd Annual perform this show. Tickets are Tack Swap and Auction $10.00 (children 12 and under are $5.00). Available at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, Alexandra’s and at the door. Call the library at 699-2842. Held at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 7 pm Nov 24.

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•Holy Name Of Mary RC Church, Ellicottville 20-22 Jefferson St., 699-2592 Sat. Vigil Mass 5pm Sun. Holy Mass 8am & 10:30am •St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Cr. Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat. www.stjohnsofellicottville.org •St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Worship Sat. 5pm, Sun.10:30am Sun. Sch. & Adult Bible Study 9am

•United Church, Ellicottville Cr. Elizabeth and Elk Sts. 699-4003 Sun. Sch. 10:15am, Worship, 10am •First Baptist Church, Great Valley 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun. Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm •United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun. Sch. 10am, Worship 11am

contact the Ellicottville Library at 699-2842. (Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts decentralization Regrant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.) For the next several weeks, all of the finalist’s artwork will be on display in the gallery area of the Library. Once again, congratulations to Chantel! Night Sky Classes – We have the following three classes planned for this winter: (stay tuned for detailed descriptions of each class in the upcoming weeks)

Community Meetings

Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The December 12th book is “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. Copper Enamel Class – Come join instructor Cathy Lacy on November 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm Please call the library at 699-2842 to register.

Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.

Ashford (4th Tuesday) Nov 27 7:30pm Cattaraugus Village (2nd Monday) Dec 10 East Otto (2nd Tuesday) Dec 11 Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) Dec 19, 6pm Ellicottville Village (2nd Monday) Dec 10, 6pm Great Valley (2nd Monday) Dec 10 Humphrey (2nd Monday) Dec 10 Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) Dec 10 Little Valley Village (4th Tuesday) Nov 27 Mansfield (3rd Monday) Dec 17 Otto (3rd Tuesday) Dec 18 Salamanca City (2nd & 4th Tuesday) Nov 27 & Dec 10 Salamanca Town (2nd Tuesday) Dec 11

Movie Night - On Friday, November 30th at 6:30 pm the library will be hosting the movie “Brave”.

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Volleyball Champs

teams to the state and national championships. She knew a state championship title was within reach. This past summer, when Coach Kelly Unverdorben showed the team the plan for getting to the state championships, she was met with disbelief. There were some moments of frustration as the season progressed from the summer league into the fall school schedule. Unverdorben had moved players into key positions she knew would play off the team’s strengths, creating what she felt was an unbeatable combination. In the end, it was the team’s commitment to each other as a team, belief in themselves, and the full trust and confidence in their coach that ultimately created the winning formula. The unbeaten Lady Eagles took out North Collins to become the Section VI Class D Champions. The next stop took them to the Rochester area where they triumphed over the Section V Lyons in the Far West Regionals. That win catapulted this close-knit, talented group of ladies to the New York State Championships in Glens Falls, N.Y., last weekend, taking on Section I Haldane in the final round. It seemed the steamroller was not to be stopped, but Haldane didn’t go down without a fight. According to Unverdorben, at the beginning of the first set, there was something that the team had agreed on, and that was “to never give up on each other, ourselves, our coach or

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the entire team.” She told the team, “No matter what, if you fall a little behind, don’t worry about that point or the last point. Worry about the next point and how you’re going to get it. Just keep working one point at a time.” That strategy resulted in a first set 25-23 win for ECS. The second set was the nail biter, because the team knew whoever took that set could

To Unverdorben, her “entire team was standout. Every single one of them did their part that they knew they had to do to reach our goal.” mentally make or break the match. “If Haldane had taken it, we would have been dead even – back to the start, you know,” said Unverdorben. “By taking that set, the Eagles knew they could psychologically dampen the spirit of the other team.” That mindset lead the Eagles to a 26-24 win. After the second set, Coach Unverdorben scrutinized the faces of the Haldane players and saw they were very upset and dejected. She knew it was going to be very difficult for the Haldane coach to change the team’s mood, which told her exactly what her team would have to do to prevail. “Before the third set, I told them, ‘This is going to be your easiest set to win and the

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hardest you’re going to have to work. If you work and give it all you’ve got, you will take this set from them and it will be the easiest set you’ve taken because they’re already down, so you’ve got them where you want them,” said the confident coach. The results spoke for themselves: Eagles win the championship 25-12! “It’s surreal. It was pretty cool,” said Unverdorben of the win that made the ECS Lady Eagles the New York State Volleyball Champions. “They are young. They’re high school girls and the maturity level they showed was more like a college team would do,” she said. To Unverdorben, her “entire team was standout. Every single one of them did their part that they knew they had to do to reach our goal.” These talented girls also garnered prestigious accolades. Jenae Hamilton made the New York State All-Tournament Team along with Courtney Scanlon, who was also named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the NYS Championship game. Three players from the volleyball team made the 1st Team All-Stars: Jenae Hamilton, who was also the MVP of the league; Courtney Scanlon and Madison Szpaicher. Voted to the 2nd Team All-Stars were Kayla Dunkleman, Marissa Hamilton and Grace Hall. A big congratulations to all – you make this community proud!

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The Ellicottville 7th & 8th grade robotics teams competed at Houghton College in the qualifying round of the International First Lego League Robotics competition. 8th grade team members Hannah Chew, Emma Chew, Jacob Bower, Jordon Andrews, Robert Spell, Liam Watt, & Victor Rieman coached by Blair Wood won the Core Values tropy and will advance to the regional round in Rochester on Sunday, December 9th. The 7th grade team members Mitchell Sexton, Noah Stuve, Brett Wilson, Kourtney Robinson, Hannah DeChane, and Austin Grinols coached by Chris Edwards won the Mechanical Design Award.

7th Grade Team wins Mechanical Design Award

Ellicottville Lego Robotics Team Advances to Regional Round in Rochester

On Nov. 17, the ECS 7th and 8th grade Lego robotics teams competed at Houghton College in the qualifying round of the International First Lego League Robotics competition organized by CattaraugusAllegany BOCES. A total of 13 teams from 10 schools competed this year. The teams built robots using Lego Mindscape kits, which could be equipped with

lights and sensors. The teams earned points when their robots successfully completed a variety of challenges and tasks on a competition table. The 8th grade team – the Ellicottville Raptors – with members Hannah Chew, Emma Chew, Jacob Bower, Jordon Andrews, Robert Spell, Liam Watt and Victor Rieman, coached by Blair Wood, won the Core Values trophy and will

advance to the regional round at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., on Sunday, Dec. 9.  The 7th grade team members Mitchell Sexton, Noah Stuve, Brett Wilson, Kourtney Robinson, Hannah DeChane, and Austin Grinols, coached by Chris Edwards, won the Mechanical Design Award.

ECS Environmental Science Class Learns Field Sampling

According to the Ellicottville Central School website, the ECS Environmental Science Class had an opportunity on Nov. 8 to spend the morning with Allegany State Park Naturalist Adele Wellman. Wellman is currently working on a population survey of gypsy moths to determine approaches to control their spread throughout the park. The class was introduced to field sampling methods used to determine if certain areas need

to have pest control in place. After learning how and where to identify the egg cases, the students did a count on lower tree infestations and then upper tree counts as well. The class sampled three random areas and then computed the amounts of egg cases that would be found in an acre of land. While New York State normally uses their own professionals for these studies, the students discovered that there was a fairly substantial population in

the areas studied. Following the wrap-up of the gypsy moth activity, the class met up with Tom LeBlanc and Darren Bierfeldt, Allegany State Park wildlife experts, who were involved in the process of the year›s last release of Ring Neck Pheasants. Participating students were taught proper handling techniques and helped in the release of the pheasants.

The ECS Fall Sports Banquet

The ECS Fall Sports Banquet was held Nov. 19 at the school to celebrate the achievements of students and coaches participating in fall sports. Excitement sizzled in the air at what was, quite likely, the biggest event in many years with record attendance, record successes and awards. Nominated by their coaches and voted on by other coaches in the league, this year over 15 ECS athletes received 1st team All-Star recognition – an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations to all Eagle athletes and coaches!

The “Magnificent Seven, plus Coach Kelly”

School send-off to State Championships

Thank you to everyone in the community who submitted photos of the Volleyball Championships, ECS Sports Banquet and Robotics Team!


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Holiday Valley Realty Company celebrated their fiscal year end at John Harvards at the Tamarack Club. Dave Blanchard and Craig Dininny took top honors and were saluted by Dennis Eshbaugh, President of Holiday Valley, David Trathen, Vice President of Finance at the Valley, and Joany Klopp Bund, Sales Manager. Congratulations on a great year!

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kick out of the feel of a ride in the middle of winter. In addition, the New York State motorcycle safety and training program, Ride with P.R.I.D.E., also will be on hand to give people a virtual ride using the Honda S.M.A.R.T. (Safe Motorcyclist Awareness and Recognition Trainer) computerized traffic simulator. The state-of-the-art software and motorcycle controls give beginners a chance to get the

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feel of handlebar operations and basic driving techniques. Experienced riders can evaluate and address various safety scenarios and riskier traffic situations in this controlled environment. “There will be something for everyone to enjoy,” said McKeever. From 3:30–7:30 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a Cabin Fever party on the second floor of the new lodge featuring

food, beverages, live music and drawings for giveaways from Gowanda Harley-Davidson and Holiday Valley. Holiday Valley will be offering discounts on learn-toski/snowboard packages, along with special lodging packages. Further details will be available on GHD’s and Holiday Valley’s Web sites soon, but it’s not too early to plan your weekend now.

Fresh dinner suggestions every week from Ken, Annette & Tyler at Dom’s Butcher Block, 38 Washington Street, Ellicottville

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Christmas in Ellicottville Irish Christmas Christmas Stroll /Nativity RTA Holiday Fine Art Sale Holiday Valley Torchlight Parade Canadian Friendship Week Winter Blues Festival Olean Sports & Rec Show Boarding for Breast Cancer Penguin Paddle United Way Day at HoliMont Mardi Gras/Winter Carnival Holiday Valley Pond Skimming WNY First Maple Weekend WNY Second Maple Weekend Greater Olean Home & Garden Show Franklinville Maple Festival Allegany Adventure Run Allegany State Park GeoBash Routes to Art Weekend Relay for Life Ellicottville Central School Allegany State Park Nature Pilgrimagee Dirty Duathlon Raccoon Rally Cycling Mudslide Trail Run Summer Music Festival Ellicottville Championship Rodeo Summer Music Festival NY State H.O.G.® Rally 6 Hours of Power Americana Folk Art Fair Seneca Pow Wow Jazz & Blues Weekend Onofest @ Onoville Marina Cattaraugus County Fair Taste of Ellicottville Cycling Event (tentative) Rally in the Valley Voodoo Moon / Michael Kerns Pumpkinville Rock N’ Roll Weekend Nightmare Hayrides Fall Fest Beer & Wine Festival East Otto Associates Open House Christmas in Ellicottville Irish Christmas Christmas Stroll & Living Nativity RTA Holiday Fine Art Sale Holiday Valley Torchlight Parade


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