THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE AND THE TOWNS OF ELLICOTTVILLE, GREAT VALLEY AND MANSFIELD,
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JUNE 14 - 20, 2013
2nd Annual Mudslide Obstacle Race & Trail Run
Mudstock Kicks Off Weekend by Eva Potter
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If the rains of the past few days are any indication, this Saturday’s second annual Mudslide Obstacle Race at Holiday Valley should be sloppy, muddy fun time with several hundred participants expected at the event. Friday night kicks off the weekend with the Mudstock party including music by The Party Squad, pools, games and your choice of hydration. You can also still register or pick up your race packet on June 14 from 6–9 p.m. at the Overlook Terrace next to the Tamarack Club. Same-day registration will be available Saturday at Yodeler Lodge 8–10 a.m. if the race is not sold out. Search Mudslide at www.holidayvalley.com. “(The Mudslide) has grown since last year, both in number of competitors and in number of obstacles on the course, but the essence of a fun and muddy event remains the same,” said Jane Eshbaugh, Holiday Valley’s marketing director. The course will throw eight obstacles in the way as waves of competitors embark on the 3.5-mile course starting at 10 a.m. If you’re feeling especially ambitious, the 5.4-mile course adds a bit of uphill running. Spectators can ride the chairlift to the top for only $5. The final challenge is a giant mudslide down lower Yodeler. Eshbaugh said, “With a course that is mostly downhill and obstacles that are designed to challenge but not intimidate, the event attracts a wide variety of people of all ages and athletic abilities. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher’s medal plus a hot dog See Mudslide page 4
Community Turns out for Trail Open House Initial Village Loop Planned, $22,000 Raised By Eva Potter
The Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Committee held a community open house on June 11 to showcase preliminary trail plans in the works since last July. More than 50 people chatted with trail organizers, village and town officials, and the
trail architect about the master plan and viewed proposed trail maps. Rick Manning, a professional landscape architect, is designing the master plan of the trail, potentially stretching from the eastern Village of Ellicottville boundary to Great Valley, connecting destinations along the way. A village loop is the proposed to be developed first. Community input is highly encouraged. Please send your ideas to jennie@ellicottvilletimes. com, call (716) 699-4062 or (716) 474-8214, or post on Facebook at EVLTrail. With the most recent generous donation of $5,000 by HoliMont, the total raised stands at about $22,000. You can make a tax-deductible donation at www. cattfoundation.org or mail a check payable to: Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Fund, c/o Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, 120 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14706.
Art Filled Weekend Coming July 5-7 Art in the Garden and Plein Air Competition By Jann Wiswall
Independence Day isn’t just the time for fireworks and the Summer Music Festival in Ellicottville. Thanks to the efforts of Darlene
Allen, it’s also an opportunity to showcase the independent fine artists of our region with two weekend-long events. The first is Art in the Garden. This two-day event, started by Allen last year, begins on Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a candlelit reception in Allen’s serene, creatively landscaped back yard. Some 20 area artists will have their art on display (and for sale), and many will be creating some of their art pieces on site to demonstrate their techniques. There will be live music from local jazz artists Jack Little and Liz Boberg, a wine bar and ample opportunity to chat with each artist. The event continues Saturday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., where the art will again be available for See Art Weekend page 7
Village Planning Board Approves Accessory Apartment, CCSE Office By Jann Wiswall
Two public hearings were held at Tuesday’s meeting of the Village Planning Board. The first public hearing for an accessory apartment above the rear kitchen at Tips Up Café drew no comments from the public. With no issues from the Planning Board, the special use permit was approved. Judy Roush, owner of the
property, said she expects construction to begin in a matter of days and hopes the project will be completed within two to three months. The apartment will be occupied by Roush’s son Anton, who is working as a chef at the restaurant. The second public hearing was for a special use permit for the Cattaraugus County School Employees (CCSE) Federal
Credit Union to operate a branch at Ellicottville Square on Bristol Lane. There were no objections from the public regarding the business, and by the end of the meeting, the permit was approved. However, the Planning Board placed a condition on the permit requiring Sprague Development to remove a See Village Planning page 2
No Exceptions Will Be Made on Water/Sewer Bills Village Board Reviews New Equipment Requests, Treatment Plant Progress
By Jann Wiswall
At its monthly meeting on Monday, June 10, the Ellicottville Village Board heard from members of St. John’s Episcopal Church seeking relief from paying
the minimum village water and sewer bill. The church members argued that the church is open only on Saturdays, the restroom is rarely used and the average age of the 12-15 church members is over 65.
They hoped that the board would reduce its bill to a rate similar to that paid by senior residents. Village Attorney Bob Simon pointed out that the church is a See Village Board page 9
Great Valley Town Board By Mary Fox
The June 10 meeting of the Great Valley Town Board was open at 7pm by Town Supervisor Dan Brown. The first item of business was to accept the resignation of the Planning Board Chairperson, Yvonne Darts. Deputy Chairperson, Chris Shena will take over the position until the board decides, at a later date, if the vacancy will be filled or it will go to a 5 person board.
The Board reviewed the cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance for the Town of Great Valley (which includes the Volunteer Firemen). The County is reviewing the Current Insurance Plan which will have an estimated increase of $14,000. Further discussion on the issue will be held at the July 8th Town Board Meeting No new building permits were reported by Code Officer Rob Germain. Progress on
the property maintenance issue to cleanup junk in yards and unkempt lawns is being followed up. Superintendent of Highways, Jack Herrington, reported that tar and chip projects are completed on Plum Brook and Stone Roads. The road crew will be working on weed eating and moving road shoulders for water control. The newly purchased Ford See School Board page 6
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McMahon-Eagon Named ECS Valedictorian
Ellicottville Central School is proud to announce that Rachel McMahon-Eagan, daughter of Dr. Kevin Eagan and Mrs. Kelly McMahon, has earned the position of valedictorian for the class of 2013. She carries a weighted average of 110.93, has earned 31 college credits while in high school. She will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in both Mathematics and Science. McMahon-Eagan’s academic achievements include being ranked in the top five of her class and making the High Honor Roll throughout high school, and, most recently, being named an outstanding student in Niagara University French. In addition, she was recognized as a high honor roll student during her senior year in the highly challenging New Visions Health Professions program where she earned 14 of her college credits, received CPR/First Aid and AED Certification. Rachel’s hard work and achievements have also been noticed beyond ECS, as she
has earned several honors, awards and scholarships to date. The most prestigious of her scholarships is the Lemmon Family Scholarship for full tuition at Westminster College. In addition, Rachel’s academic honors, awards and scholarships include: a NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the US Department of Energy and NYS Energy Research and Development Authority Awards of Excellence in Biology and Chemistry, being named to the Business First 2013 AllWestern New York Academic Second Team, the Cattaraugus County National Honor Society Scholastic Excellence Award (based on SAT scores which include perfect scores of 800 in both Reading and Writing), the Cattaraugus County National Honor Society Mary Elizabeth Eaton Scholarship and selection to the 2013 Empire Girl’s State Conference. Throughout high school, Rachel has been an active member of the student body. Her academic achievements have been noticed and earned her positions as a member of Ellicottville Central School National Honor Society for two years and the National Technical Honor Society for one year. Extracurricular activities include participation in the Foreign Language Club and Odyssey of the Mind. During her freshman year,
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Rachel served at the Class of 2013 president. Athletically, Rachel played on the soccer team and was a member of varsity club. Not only is Rachel highly successful in her own studies, she has also been an academic leader and is committed to helping others realize their full potential as learners. Since 7th grade, Rachel has been a peer tutor in the Eagles Nest peer tutoring program. This program is certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and becoming a tutor is a rigorous process, which requires one year of training, completion of assignments, a minimum of 25 hours of tutoring and detailed record keeping/data tracking. As a testament to Rachel’s desire to help others succeed and her dedication to the program, she has over 123 hours of tutoring students from elementary through high school. Beyond the walls of ECS, Rachel has demonstrated a commitment to serving her community through a variety of activities, which include donating blood for the American Red Cross for the past three years and working as a volunteer at the Salamanca Soup Kitchen. After graduation, Rachel will attend Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., where she will major in biochemistry to pursue a career in medicine.
Caitlin Toth, the daughter of Archie and Barb Toth, has been named as the 2013 Ellicottville Central School Salutatorian, with a weighted average of 110.45. Caitlin will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in both Mathematics and Science. Throughout high school, Caitlin has worked hard to maintain her status as a High Honor Roll and a “Top 5” student in her class. Most recently, Caitlin was named the outstanding student in Advanced Spanish. These awards and grades were earned while taking 30 college credits through the JCC College Connections program at ECS, Genesee Community College Physics, and the New Visions Health Professions program, where she earned 14 of these college credits. Beyond ECS, Caitlin’s high level of success has been noticed by organizations such as the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau and CattaraugusAllegany Secondary
Principals’ Association. These organizations have honored her with the following: The Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau Youth Citizenship Award and taking first place for juniors in the 2012 Angelo Melaro Writing Contest. Caitlin is also a recipient of a NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence and is being recognized by the Emedco Academic Excellence Awards Program as one of WNY’s top high school seniors for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics leadership and service. Caitlin has made the most of her high school experience by being an active scholarathlete over the past four years. During that time, she was a member of the varsity soccer team for three years and the varsity alpine ski team for one year. As a senior, Caitlin was a captain on both the soccer and ski teams; and she earned a number of awards and recognitions, which include being named as a Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association (CCAA) First Team Soccer All-Star (2012), a CCAA Honorable Mention Soccer All-Star (2011), the 2012 CCAA Sportsmanship Award for Soccer, the 2013 Sportsmanship Award for Alpine Skiing and a member of four NYS Scholar Athlete Soccer Teams.
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approximately 30 properties from the Board of Assessors Review. The Town assessor, Jeff Forester term will be up in August. The Board will review the position at the July 8, Board Meeting. National Grid will be putting up lights on three poles on Co. Rd. 18 next week. The meeting was closed at 7:30 after bills were reviewed by the Board.
Humphrey Road Closed June 24-28 Those traveling over Chapel Hill from Ellicottville please take note. From June 24–28, a culvert replacement will shut down County Road 18 (Humphrey Road) east of Pumpkin Hollow to the Humphrey Highway Department. Detour options include Route 219 South to Route 417 East (or I-86 East), or Route 219 South to Route 98 North, then right onto Howe Hill Road to Chapel Hill Road, leading to County Road 19 (Five Mile Road).
Enchanted Mountain Weavers Meet Tonight The Enchanted Mountain Weavers’ Guild monthly meeting will be held tonight, Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 79 Mechanic St. in Bradford, Pa. The program will be a presentation in Inkle Loom Weaving. Anyone interested in fiber arts is welcome to attend.
In addition to being a scholarathlete, Caitlin has been involved in a wide range of other extracurricular activities at ECS which include Student Council (2012-Vice President), Quiz Bowl, Yearbook (201113 Editor), ESPRA Literacy Club and the Class of 2013 Treasurer for the past three years. As a junior, Caitlin was inducted into the Ellicottville Central School Chapter of the National Honor Society, while she earned the prestige of being named to the National Technical Honor Society as a senior. As an ECS student, Caitlin assisted the Varsity Club with town clean-ups after festivals, volunteered for Family Fun Night 2012 and participated in Project Christmas initiatives. In the larger community, Caitlin has assisted with rehabilitation activities at the Absolut Nursing home in Salamanca, volunteered at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, was a summer soccer coach for a 10 and under youth league team, ran in the Lion’s Club 5K Benefit and served meals at the annual Ellicottville Rotary for Youth fundraiser. Upon graduation, Caitlin is planning to major in biology and minor in communications and journalism at SUNY Geneseo in the fall.
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Ellicottville’s Summer Music Fest Entertainment July 4-7, 2013
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Saturday, June 15 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. RT & FJ Live Yes, those Thursday night dude kings are back to give your EVL weekend a musical kickstart. Rod and Freddie pull out all the stops with a big variety of tunes for fast and slow dancing. (P.S. Freddie has to be on his best behavior ... his family is here for their Joseph family reunion.) Balloons, 7 p.m. The Faron Johns Band (featuring Joe Mahfoud) These blues veterans are from both sides of the border and were part of the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards winner Pappy Johns Band. This five-piece blues combo does covers and originals with authority and expertise. So if you’re a blues lover, this group is a must-see!
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Gin Mill, 9 p.m. Ray D. O’Flyer This quartet — Martin, Jim, Roger and Warren — from Salamanca, Jamestown and Warren, Pa., area and are frequent performers here. Their show is always first rate, playing what they call “Southern Fried Boogie-Billy,” which sounds like high-energy, classic Southern rock and blues, and it also sounds like a great time! Balloons, 6 p.m. The Strangers All your classic rock and party hits in one great band. These Buffalo area musicians are no “strangers” to Ellicottville and will play all the songs that will get you partying and dancing tonight.
Monday, June 17 Ellicottville Brewing Co 6:30 p.m. Blue Mule
Blue Mule is this area’s premier bluegrass combo and has been doing their thing for well over a decade. Their sound is authentic, their performance sublime and tight. So try some bluegrass with your brew very soon. Madigan’s, 9:30 p.m. Mondo Monday In the mood for something different and offbeat? Come to “church” and let the Reverend and the Deacon convert you to their Mondo Mania with their original, acoustic musical mayhem. A fun time is guaranteed for all!
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North Collins, NY — Timberbuilt, builder of stunning, earth-friendly timberframe homes, is celebrating 20 years of designing and creating unique timber homes. The noteworthy accomplishment has led Timberbuilt owner George Klemens and his partner Brian Kempisty to plan a “Home Tour Birthday Bash” for the WNY Community. “Twenty years ago I was working in the home building industry and was pretty unhappy with the product, both in design and quality,” Klemens said. “Then I randomly found a book about timber homes in the library and that was it. I knew these were the type of energy efficient and solidvalue buildings that I wanted
to design and create. Now, 20 years later, Timberbuilt homes and commercial buildings are spread across the United States and Canada, and we think that’s achievement worthy of a special birthday celebration.” Timberbuilt’s “Home Tour Birthday Bash” will take place on Saturday, June 29 in Ellicottville. It will feature a walking/driving tour of six Timberbuilt homes in the immediate area, many hosted by the WNY builders who partnered in the construction of the distinctive homes. The day will be topped off by a free-to-the-public “porch concert” featuring Montana folksinger/songwriter Ben Bullington at the Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC), site of Timberbuilt’s latest commercial-build project. According to Kempisty, EBC is the perfect spot to celebrate two decades of Timberbuilt success. “The Timberbuilt addition we recently completed for EBC is a true testament to the beauty and quality of our product,”
Kempisty said. “That’s why we are excited to invite Western New Yorkers to experience this amazing brew pub and beer garden and to enjoy our Birthday Bash Porch Concert with Ben Bullington — who, by the way, is a Timberbuilt homeowner as well.” EBC Operator Peter Kreinheder notes the significance of their Timberbuilt partnership. “We created the brewery addition, beer garden and dining design in a manner to elevate and deliver a product unique to Ellicottville,” Kreinheder said. “Within that ideal, we wanted to remain true to the level of excellence we established at EBC when we first opened our doors. Partnering with Timberbuilt allowed us to set that tone from the moment EBC customers park in front of our building and enter into the massive and striking Timberbuilt construction. It’s quality all the way.” The June 29 Timberbuilt Home Tours and the EBC Porch Concert are free and open to the public. Further details about the Timberbuilt Open House and Birthday Bash are available on the Timberbuilt website (h t t p : / / w w w. t i m b e r b u i l t . com/our_timberframe_/ timberbuilt_20th/index.html).
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sidewalks in winter. Planning Board Chair Nancy Rogan said that additional development being considered in that area would include sidewalks. Alicia Linek, another Fillmore Drive resident, asked about progress on landscaping the Bristol Lane property. Rogan explained that the Planning Board has approved a plan from Sprague Development to complete that
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Allegany State Park Calendar of Events
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Allegany State Park (ASP) is a summertime paradise with endless outdoor activities right at your fingertips. To get the full ASP experience, spending a weekend or a week camping in the park is ideal. While many campers enjoy
the tent and RV sites, many others prefer the shelter of the cabins. With over 350 cabins to choose from, how do you decide which one best suits your camping style and group size? Some cabins offer “primitive camping.” These cabins are older, have no electricity and have a wood stove as the source of heat. Most have only one room with four single beds. These cabins are the least expensive in the park and are usually more readily available for last-minute planners. Campers in these cabins must remember a cooler for their cold food items, and flashlights, lanterns or some form of light to see inside at night. Trails that offer primitive camping at the Quaker area are Barton, Circle, Creekside, Gypsy, Hamlin and Indian. There are also cabins that are similar in style to the primitive cabins, but with electricity. These have updated interiors and include refrigerators and stoves. The style of the cabins
on each trail may vary. Some of the newer remodeled cabins, like Congdon, offer built-in bunk beds, which provide a little more floor space. Trails that offer one-room, electrified cabins in the Red House area are Anderson, Beehunter, Congdon, and Sugarbush. The Quaker area trails are Angle, Barton, Buffalo, Brow, Circle, Coon, Diehl, Gypsy, Hamlin, Horseshoe, Indian, Kaiser, McCabe, Ward, Weller and Stony. For those who want a little more privacy inside, some cabins are divided into two or three rooms. Two-room cabins are available at Red House’s Beehunter 32, and at Quaker’s Buffalo 13, Brow 7 and 11, Circle 2, Gypsy, Indian 5, Kaiser 2, Ranger 4 and Weller. Three-room cabins are available at Red House at Anderson, Beehunter, McIntosh and Summit trails, and at Quaker area’s Kaiser trail. The size of these cabins varies, and you can get an idea of the size by checking
Did You Know? The Quaker Amphitheater, located on the Quaker side of ASP near the museum and gift shop, oﬀers programs throughout the summer. Events include the Hootenanny, a singalong event held every summer Thursday at 8 pm, as well as performances during the week by the Artists in Residence. For a schedule of events, like their Facebook page (Allegany State Park) or stop into the Quaker Rental oﬃce. Photo by Jamie Haight
the rates online. For example, a three-room cabin on the Beehunter trail is much larger than a three-room cabin on the McIntosh trail. The nightly and weekly rates reflect that, as the rates for Beehunter cabins are higher. Cabins larger than three rooms are scarce, but you can find them at Red House at Ryan Trail, and at Quaker at Kaiser, McCabe and Taft trails. These cabins are very popular and book up early. So if you’re interested in reserving them, expect to be on your computer exactly nine months in advance of the date you want to go so that you can beat others to the punch. Finally, the relatively new, fully furnished cottages provide a great camping experience with stocked kitchens and private bathrooms. Cottages are located at Red House at Pitt trail, and at Quaker’s Parallel and Fancher trails. The cottages also book up early, so it’s a good idea to plan well in advance. Before booking your stay, check out the maps on www. reserveamerica.com. The maps will show a specific cabin’s location within the trail, as well as the trail’s location within the park. If you want to be within walking distance to a certain attraction or bathroom, the map will help you get your bearings. You might also want to check its proximity to other cabins and roads. Many sites back up to creeks, which is ideal for privacy, while others may face one another, which can be fun if you’re going with another family. With a little homework, you’ll find the cabin that best suits your camping needs. Regardless of where you choose to camp, you’re practically guaranteed to have a memorable time in this beautiful state park! To make reservations, visit www. reserveamerica.com. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance.
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and two beers (or beverages). Prizes will go to the overall three fastest males and females. There’s also a half-mile Kids’ MiniMudslide with two obstacles and the mudslide. It starts and finishes at the Training Center at about 1:30 p.m. Cost is $5 at the Training Center starting line. Kristen Welch, who was in town from South Carolina last year, did the Mudslide with her friend Sara. “It was my first mud run, so I was just hoping to finish! I am not a big fan of being dirty, so I just wanted to try something new and stretch my comfort zone. When we saw the giant mud slide at the end, it took a LOT of convincing from Sara to get me to slide down on my
stomach face-first, but I’m so glad I did!” said Welch. “It was very fun and I would definitely do it again … it was the highlight of my weekend.” After the race, head for a shower under the snow guns (changing facilities available) and get ready for a good time
at the post-race party with music, food and fun on the Champagne Sundeck outside Yodeler Lodge. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the most creative. Be sure to wear your medal in town after the event and on Sunday for the many special offers from merchants and restaurants/bars! “It looks like we’re in for a nice day, so the post party will be a great way to celebrate a job well done!” said Eshbaugh. Welch’s advice for firsttime Mudsliders, “Tie your shoelaces tight — the mud can suck your shoes right off your feet if you’re not careful! You’ll have the best experience if you just go for it face first in the mud!”
Fracking Presentation in Randolph The public is invited to a free program entitled “Fracking 101: Separating Fracking Facts from Fracking Fiction.” This hour-long presentation will cover natural gas geology, the entire fracking process, environmental, health and
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social impacts, leasing issues and more. Glenn Wahl, a local geology and environmental science instructor, will lead the program and host a questionand-answer period at the end. Please join us June 19 at 7:15 p.m. at the Randolph Free
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John Oâ€™Laughlin can trace his automobile business roots all the way back to the 1890s when Studebaker wagons and carriages were all the rage. Mr. Oâ€™Laughlin has been in the car business since graduating from college in 1977 and has built the Oâ€™Laughlin BuickCadillac-GMC franchise into a prosperous dealership. In the last few years, Mr. Oâ€™Laughlin began exploring the possibility of selling his dealership, eventually selling it to John Davis. â€œItâ€™s been in the works for close to a year and a half,â€? said Mr. Oâ€™Laughlin. It was actually John Davisâ€™ son, Matt, who discovered Oâ€™Laughlinâ€™s was for sale. The elder Davis, then owner of Don Davis Auto World in Amherst, had been in the process of purchasing a completely different dealership in Albion, but when it appeared that transaction might not happen, he became interested in Oâ€™Laughlinâ€™s. â€œLike a typical car dealer,
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John Oâ€™Laughlin, Donna Yox and John Davis of Davis-Oâ€™Laughlin in Great Valley.
he started over list price,â€? said Mr. Davis said jokingly, â€œand then came down to less than invoice.â€? Without missing a beat, Mr. Oâ€™Laughlin responded, â€œAnd I had to give him all the rebates too!â€? The back-and-forth banter between the two illustrates their comfortable working relationship. Mr. Davis had been passing
The new Good Times of Olean recreation complex is all about family and community. This message came through loud and clear when I sat down with the developers to talk about their new 40,000-squarefoot facility that will open in early July at 800R East State Street in Olean, just a short 25-minute drive from Ellicottville. West and Christine Long, owners of ETJM Properties, are developing Good Times
Oâ€™Laughlinâ€™s for many years on the way to Kinzua and commented, â€œI was familiar with the town and the area, and I ski at Holiday Valley. I knew how nice it was and how it was more accessible now (with the Route 219 extension).â€? â€œI think the Davises saw the potential in Ellicottville, Salamanca and Great Valley, with their nonstop prosperity See Davis Oâ€™Laughlin page 6
of Olean. Together with Todd Scott, operations manager and minority interest holder of Good Times, they have planned a family-oriented facility designed to fulfill a wide range of entertainment needs, from young children to senior citizens. â€œChristine and I have four children, 19 and 21, and 8 and 9. We have this vast span of child rearing,â€? said Long. â€œThe initial thought of this (project) stems from living here. Whether youâ€™re raising young
children, teenagers, young adults, or you are adults with empty nests, youâ€™re busy but thereâ€™s nothing really to do.â€? The Long and Scott families have always looked for fun, sports-related activities in the area, so they developed the concept of a multiuse recreational facility that offers something to entertain the entire family, no matter their age. Both families feel a deep connection to the community See Good Times page 7
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and growth,” said Mr. O’Laughlin. Once Mr. Davis decided to begin negotiations to purchase O’Laughlins, the Albion transaction came back to life. He made the decision to sell the original Amherst dealership, which had been in the family for 54 years, to a buyer from Michigan, and purchased the Albion and Great Valley dealerships. Matt Davis is the dealer at Don Davis Chevrolet Buick GMS in Albion. Mr. Davis’ father started the business in 1948, became a dealer with a partner in Amherst in 1958, and then bought out the partner in 1961. Mr. Davis, who worked in all aspects of the automotive business, started working with his father part time in 1963 and became full time after he graduated from college in 1968. The sale of O’Laughlin’s was completed on April 3 and renamed Davis-O’Laughlin, with Donna Yox at the helm as the Davis-O’Laughlin dealer. Ms. Yox spent 10 years in the General Motors program, specifically to train women to become dealers. She has been with General Motors for 37
years and has been working with John Davis for 27 years. Mr. Davis said, “This was also a great opportunity for Donna to become a dealer to implement the training and experience she has.” Mr. O’Laughlin will stay on as the dealership’s customer relations manager. He said, “I am still here and will continue on indefinitely. All the employees remain the same. And I might add, in all sincerity, it’s the best staff I’ve ever had — from one end of the building to the other.” Since the changeover, the business has added three personnel, bringing total to 16. According to Mr. Davis, “if this level of growth continues,” they will be hiring an additional salesperson soon. Davis-O’Laughlin has a lot to offer customers including a larger inventory of used cars and new cars from Buick, GMC, Cadillac, as well as Chevrolet. Chevrolet vehicles are available through DavisO’Laughlin and customers are technically referred to the Albion dealership for these transactions. “Between both dealerships,
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Simply Food By Liz Bares
Rhubarb Crisp As you drive south on Route 98 in the spring, there is a tiny table in front of a nondescript house. I watch for this tiny table each April/May for the rhubarb, and every time I buy it, I sing (in my head) the “Bebop-a-rebop Rhubarb Pie” song from “A Prairie Home
Companion.” Rhubarb is such a taste of spring, and when made into a crisp with some good vanilla ice cream, it is a wonderfully simple dessert. Here is my super-fast, easy recipe for Rhubarb Crisp. This recipe is adaptable in amounts. If you only have one
bunch of rhubarb then use a smaller dish. You are looking for the sugar-butter-oatmeal mixture to be sort of like lumpy sand.
Rhubarb Crisp 1 – 2 bunches of rhubarb, cut into pieces 1 cup oatmeal (not instant) ¼ cup brown sugar 4-6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces ½ to 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the inside of a 9” x 13” glass baking dish. Chop the rhubarb into ½” – 1” pieces. Place rhubarb into dish with a few pieces of the butter. Next, put into a small bowl the oatmeal, butter pieces, sugar and cinnamon. Mix with your hands and work the mixture into a lumpy, sand-like consistency. You may need to add more butter if mixture is not sticking together. Then take the mixture and spread it over the rhubarb. Place dish into oven and bake about 15-20 minutes. You want the rhubarb to be soft and the top to be crispy. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
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we represent almost everything that anyone could possibly want,” said Mr. O’Laughlin. “If we don’t have it here, we can get it from the other dealership (in Albion) in a matter hours.” Custom orders can be delivered in about a month’s time. Since the sale, Ms. Yox said they have increased their used car inventory and have doubled their used car sales in just three months. Customers can choose from many foreign and domestic manufacturers. Mr. Davis said, “The vehicle has to meet standards and if we can’t put our name on the back, it’s not going out on our lot.” The experience of a 100-year-old family business, coupled with 54-year-old family-owned business equals a breadth of experience that creates a win-win for buyers. “We have a lot of loyal customers,” said Ms. Yox. “They’re more like friends to John (O’Laughlin).” To see Davis-O’Laughlin’s inventory of new Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, as well as used vehicles, stop and see them at 4580 Route 219 in Great Valley. For more information call (716) 945-5050 or visit www.shopdondavis.com.
Having spent a substantial amount of my career standing on a stage, I can attest to the fact that a lot of scary things happen when the audience is expecting one thing and another shows up instead. A few weeks ago, the wonderful English actress Helen Mirren stomped off a stage in London dressed as Queen Elizabeth II to confront a noisy group of drummers on the street in front of the theatre. It was reported that she used language not befitting a royal queen. Years ago in the middle of a stage play in Sydney, Australia, Kevin Spacey became unhinged by a cell phone that just kept ringing. Suddenly he stopped, turned to the woman rifling through her purse and said: “Tell them we’re busy.” In the same situation, Billy Crystal was not nearly as nice: “Put that phone on vibrate and shove it up your ---!” I once found myself nervously standing next to New York mob informant undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone (a.k.a. Donnie Brasco) after he had refused an offer of armed security. Suddenly a very large man left his seat and walked quickly toward the stage … and then right on by it. He had to take a leak. I was standing on stage next to the late Mordecai Richler when the following exchange took place. Women in audience: “Mr. Richler, I have purchased every book you have ever written and given them to my husband as gifts.” Richler: “Why, that’s very kind. Thank you very much.” Woman: “And he hated every one of them.” It took two or three minutes for the laughter to die down. And when it did … Richler: “I’ll dedicate my next book to your husband and
make sure there’s lot of pictures in it.” I once stood on stage at the Thunder Bay library giving a reading from one of my books to an audience of one. Walter. I remember standing on the stage of a yacht cruising the coast of Croatia delivering a travel/humour dissertation and the guy wearing a kilt and sitting in the front row tried to beat me to the punch line of every story I told. (He disappeared overboard late one night and they couldn’t prove a thing!) I shared a hotel stage with Margaret Trudeau who talked about her unstable behavior when she was self-medicating her bipolarism with alcohol and marijuana. Given the signal by her publicist that we needed to wrap things up and get her to her room, I told the audience to keep the book line moving fast because some of us wanted to go up to Margaret’s room and smoke a little dope. Margaret Trudeau was not amused. I was standing next to writer David Gilmour who was talking about all his ex-wives, when the new one who had told him never to do that, got up and stomped out of the theatre and out of the building. “What the hell happened? Was that my wife?” he asked while we were still in the midst of a question and answer session. “I believe she prefers to be called Ex Number Four,” I whispered. David Gilmour was not amused. I stood on a stage at Hockley Valley Resort looking out at 150 people in the call centre business and as I passed the guy who had just introduced me as the after dinner speaker, he stopped and said: “All of these people were made redundant earlier today, they really need
By William Thomas a good laugh.” (Like doing stand-up in a morgue.) Yes, strange things happen on stage. Last week at the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week Conference in Ottawa, Delta, B.C., police officer Kim Gramlich was about to unveil Caber, her secret weapon. This doe-eyed golden lab officer is a K9 trauma specialist. As far as trauma dogs, Caber is one of the country’s very best at calming down victims of crime and making them feel secure and grounded again. Caber’s talent for low-key, low-energy companionship is the key to his success with victims. As his handler, Kim was about to introduce him to the large audience in a packed hall, Caber – I did mention he was really laid back, eh? – Caber who happened to be sound asleep during his introduction fell of the stage when his name was mentioned. Maybe the dog is smarter than they give him credit for. Maybe he was mocking his own boring introduction or maybe he was making his move into slapstick humour. My favourite stage story still is the one about American beauty Pia Zadora who had the same talent for acting as John Belushi had for ballet. On this night, Pia was butchering “The Diary of Anne Frank” and during that scene where the Nazis with bayonets on the rifles were banging on the front door looking for Anne Frank, people in the audience stood up and yelled: “She’s hiding in the attic!” All the world really is a stage, a place of sudden surprises which are not always good ones.
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Jess Maynard, manager of Nouriche, has been working hard to plan a fun celebration. Wine tastings are scheduled throughout the day on Saturday, June 15, courtesy of Shannon Carscallen of E-ville Spirits & Wine. Katy’s Cafe will be serving delicious appetizers. And a grand prize drawing that you won’t want to miss! The fun goes from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Door prizes include scarves from Yala, eco-friendly T-shirts from Blue Canoe, bags from Yummie Tummie and Baggu, a gift basket from the Soap Rox Company, clothing from Be Present Yoga Wear, and ReWined Candles are just
a few of the items. Maynard encourages customers to bring their pampered pooches and find the right doggie accessories from Cycle Dog (collars and leashes made from reclaimed bicycle tubes) and Dog Collar Fancy (bling for your pooch). Nouriche opened its doors just two months ago in April. Located at 14 Washington St. in Ellicottville, the boutique and giftware shop offers ecofriendly and fair trade clothing and accessories. Nouriche’s styles range from workout casual to resort casual chic, footwear and bags, along with cool gifts and canine accessories — all tagged as
“refreshingly affordable for every age, every price range and every size.” “Our boutique is ever evolving as people ask for new items or brands,” said Maynard. What can’t you find locally, and we’ll try hard to bring it in.” You’ll feel welcome and pampered when walking through the doors, and Maynard warmly invites you to spend a little time exploring, sampling and indulging at their Grand Opening. Follow Nouriche Boutique on Facebook, or call (716) 6991034 with any questions. “We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!” says Jess Maynard.
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Nutrition and are involved in many activities, especially organized sports. “Kids are our future,” said Long. “I grew up in this town (Portville). I think if we reinvest in our children as a community, great things happen for them.” Long and Scott both value the lessons learned through organized sports, and more importantly, the lifelong benefits of staying active. “The same (idea) goes for keeping adults healthy and moving,” commented Scott. “Whether it’s a game of darts, miniature golf or volleyball, everyone stays healthier.” That’s why the $7 million Good Times recreation, dining and entertainment complex will offer a 16-lane bowling center with the latest equipment, as well as a restored, resortquality, 18-hole miniature golf course that was once part of Forness Park.
Outside you will find four sand volleyball courts and six state-of-the-art batting cages for slow and fast pitch. Long said he is interested in working with local school baseball and softball teams and would be happy to provide them with some free practice time. Inside, game enthusiasts will love the arcade with active children’s games, along with ping-pong, card and billiard tables. Good Times is also available for all types of league play including darts, cards, bowling, volleyball and more. Leagues are beginning to form now. If your group or league is interested in making reservations, please call (716) 379-8210. The entertainment complex also houses a 1,400-person event center and three original restaurants — The Point, Hammer Back Bar & Grill
and the Snak Shak. Scott said they plan to have some type of entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. The Long’s and Scott’s strong belief in family and community drives their desire to help promote, not compete with, other area events. For example, the partners are interested in working with area museums, clubs, natural attractions, hotels, businesses, charity events, chambers of commerce, fundraising organizations and others to make the Olean area a better place to live and a fantastic place to visit. Good Times is preparing for a soft opening in early July. More details at www. goodtimesolean.com and on Facebook. Employment applications are still being accepted. Call (716) 379-8210 or email GTOolean@gmail. com.
ECS No. 1 in WNY Teacher Experience Ratings by Eva Potter
Out of 98 Western New York school districts, Ellicottville Central ranks No. 1 in teacher experience ratings, according to Buffalo Business First’s annual schools publication. The Western New York districts include all schools in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. With an enrollment of 548 students, ECS’s teacher experience rating is five stars, pushing it into the top 10
percent of all districts. The data is from the 2011-2012 school year, the latest for which statistics are available. The designation as the most experienced teaching staff in eight counties was reached by analyzing all the years that all full-time teachers have worked in their field. According to Buffalo Business First, “seven of every eight Ellicottville teachers (86.5 percent) have spent more than 10 years in front of a classroom, and 42.3 percent have been teaching for more
than 20 years.” When compared to other Western New York districts, only 68.7 percent of teachers have at least 11 years of teaching experience and only 27.4 with a minimum of 21 years in the classroom, the publication reported. ECS also ranked No. 32 out of 98 with a low pupil-toteacher ratio. There are only 11 students per teacher in the district, which points to more individualized attention.
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purchase and Olean pianist Kim Childs will be on hand to set the mood. Both days are free, but bring your checkbooks, because the array of art — from jewelry and custom perfumes to paintings, pottery and photographs — will be impossible to resist. “We have an enormous creative community in this area,” said Allen, who is a photographer, potter and perfumer in her spare time while running her holistic healthcare practice in Grimsby, Ontario, four days a week. “Over the 25 years I have been coming to Ellicottville, I’ve become friends with many talented artists who often don’t have enough opportunities to show their work. This is a chance to help the artists, and it’s also an opportunity for people to see how artists see things, to bring art into their homes and to have something of real value to pass on to
future generations.” Confirmed artists to date include painters Todd Plough, Betty Meierjurgen and Mikel Wintermantel, and jewelry makers Cheri Antle and Jennifer Miller. Also confirmed are Butch Poole (camera infusion), Sharon Walker (handwhittled flowers), Patricia Eckstrom (mixed media), Lisa Conklin (garden art and sculpture), Anne Mormile (pottery), Cheri Swanson (silver spoon art), Michelle Hoff (stained glass mosaics), Hugh Dunne (woodworking) and Jojo Pingitore (handpainted gourds). In addition, Ellicottville’s very own Karen Fitzpatrick (stained glass), Bob McCarthy (woodworking) and Darlene Allen (photography) will be featured. The second event, a Plein Air (open air) Painting Competition, will be held all weekend as well. This firstof-its-kind-in-Ellicottville
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competition involves painters who bring their easels and canvases to Ellicottville and paint two scenes of their choice — the scenes must be within two miles of the 1887 Building. Painters have Friday and Saturday to paint. On Sunday, they bring their canvases to the 1887 Building for judging. And the judges are YOU! Yup, the public will vote for the top three paintings. The deadline for artist registration for the Plein Air (alternatively spelled Plein Aire) Competition is June 30. Complete instructions for contestants are detailed on www.ellicottvilleny.com, where you’ll find additional information about both events as well. In the meantime, be sure to make room on your calendars for a little artistic inspiration on this busy holiday weekend.
Popcorn: A Near Perfect Snack? By Michael Williams
Fruit has long been heralded as the healthiest snack food, but recent research suggests that a new contender may soon share the spotlight. Popcorn, a snack nearly synonymous with movie theatres, microwaves and unhealthy amounts of fat and salt, may actually be the next best snack food. The well-venerated health status of popcorn is nothing too new. In fact, weight loss champions, health fanatics, and (well-controlled) diabetics have long acclaimed these kernels for being low in calories, high in fiber and free of sugar and sodium. For example, three large handfuls (or about 3 cups) of plain, airpopped popcorn provide less than 100 calories, 18 grams of carbs (or about 1 diabetic carb serving) and over 3 grams of dietary fiber. Even better, popcorn is the only snack food that is a 100 percent unprocessed whole grain, which means it will help to control blood sugar, improve bowel function, decrease hunger and help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Beyond this amazing nutrient profile, recent research into the antioxidant content of popcorn has led to a startling discover.
Popcorn was been found to have the highest amounts of antioxidant and polyphenol content of all foods. Antioxidants and polyphenols are powerful food substances that help decrease the risk of cancer, stroke, cardiac disease and metabolic syndrome. This recent study suggests that the increase of these compounds is likely due to the low water content of popcorn. For instance, in popcorn they found 300 mg of polyphenols while only 114 mg were found in sweet yellow corn and 160 mg in most fruits. Combined with a high fiber and low calorie content, popcorn is quickly propelled from a good choice to a near perfect snack. Although these findings are very exciting, by overloading popcorn with butter and salt the benefits are quickly mitigated. Adding just a small tablespoon of butter to popcorn raises adds over 100 extra calories. Microwave popcorn may be even worse, as it is about 43 percent fat and has drastically high amounts of added salt. Furthermore, some microwave popcorns use artificial butters, which have been recently linked to severe respiratory problems. The safest and healthiest
way to make popcorn is to use a hot air popper. These poppers retain all the healthy components without adding extra fat, sodium or any suspect ingredients. Air popping is also cheaper as kernels cost a fraction of the microwave bags. If you are set on microwave popcorn, you can always place 3 tablespoons of unpopped kernels in a brown paper bag, fold over the top and microwave until the popping slows. Experiment with different household seasonings instead of pouring on the butter and salt. Some of my favorite seasonings include parmesan mixed with garlic powder and oregano, dill weed mixed with lemon seasoning and lemon juice, any mixture of nutritional yeast and hot sauce (watch out for sodium), a quick packet of taco seasoning or even a sprinkle of sugar-free iced tea mix. A quick internet search will provide many more unique recipes that will keep this lowcalorie, antioxidant-rich snack both tasty and exciting. Michael Williams, R.D., is a Dartmouth-trained dietitian/ nutritionist specializing in weight loss.
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ECS Varsity Baseball Gains Experience Three Make CCAA All-Star Roster By Robert Sawicki
The Ellicottville Eagles varsity baseball team finished the season with a 2-15 record. Despite the losing record, this year’s team showed Head Coach Chris Mendell the future is looking bright with plenty of young talent with a desire to work hard and improve their game. The 2013 team was comprised of three freshman, six sophomores, five juniors and only one senior. Coach Mendell is excited to have all but one player from this year’s team returning next season. The development the players showed during this season will definitely roll over into next year, leading to future success in the win-loss column. The talent on this year’s modified team also indicates some underclassmen will be fighting for starting roster spots next season.
The lone senior on this year’s squad was Alex Steinbroner. This was Alex’s first season on the baseball team and gave the team a tremendous boost despite his lack of experience. He was a team leader both on and off the field and was the starting center fielder for most of the season. He split time with the track team this year while maintaining his position on the academic honor roll. He was honored at a home game on Senior Night this year leaving his teammates wishing he hadn’t waited until his final year to come out for the team. He will be missed and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. The Eagles were proud to have three of their players voted onto this year’s Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association (CCAA) Division IV league All-Star rosters. Freshman Robert
Sawicki was honored as a 1st Team All Star, freshman Tom Easton 2nd Team All Star and sophomore Phalla Musall Honorable Mention. Sawicki led the Eagles with a .400 batting average this season and was the starting shortstop. He also filled in at the catcher and pitcher positions. Easton was the team’s leading pitcher, taking the mound in 10 games and pitching 45 innings. He had 51 strikeouts. Musall was the team’s starting catcher and filled in at pitcher and shortstop. Team honors at the seasonending sports banquet: Most Valuable Player: Cowinners Robert Sawicki Jr. and Tom Easton Rookie of the Year: Alex Fisher Golden Glove: Phalla Musall Coaches Award: Dylan Paprocki
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Writers Wanted Free Beef Producer Informational Meeting Blue Seal Feeds and Kent Nutrition Group are presenting a free program for area beef producers on Thursday June 27th at VFW Post 8734, Rte 353, Little Valley, NY . Expert Terry Ramold, of Palmer Nebraska will be leading the presentation and discussion. Bring your Beef Management and Nutrition questions. The program will begin at 6 Pm with free pizza and soft drinks. The speaker will begin at 6:15 PM and finish around 7:15. Please RSVP by June 24 to (716) 481-3697. For more information on Kent Nutrition Group, visit www.kentfeeds.com
Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board announces the release of the results of a six-month feasibility study that assessed the opportunities, challenges and recommendations for the development of a food hub to serve Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua County farm and food producers. The public is welcome to attend the report presentation by Mr. Flaccavento on Friday, June 14, from 1–2:30 pm at Southern Tier West’s office in Salamanca located in the Center for Regional Excellence, 4039 Route 219, Suite 200. The presentation will also be available to attend online at www.GoToMeeting. com. Click the “Join a Meeting” tab and enter the
June 29 Remembering August For the Future of Tatymn & Bubba Fundraiser Great Valley Fire Hall, 2-8pm Tickets available at Day’s Auto 716-699-5802 and at the door.
Story Hour at Griffis Hill Gardens, Griffis Sculpture Park, Every 2nd Sunday Artist and Educator Carley Hill presents a storytelling series for youth and families in this intimate and magical landscaped environment. Free. Register at griffishillgardens.wix.com/ griffishillgardens
June 22 Free Summer Movie Series at Griffis Sculpture Park Bring a blanket and enjoy “Despicable Me” playing at the main stage at dusk.
June 29-30, 2013 Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival Weekend Allegany State Park turns into a haven of everything “cycling” featuring the annual Road Race, Trials Competition and Blockbuster Cross Country and Kids Race. www.heartrateup.com
June 15 Holiday Valley Mudslide A mud run that’s FUN! 8 obstacles. Ride up a chairlift to the start and choose from 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile courses www.holidayvalley.com
June 16 Play Golf America at Holiday Valley’s Practice Facility and Driving Range A day of free golf activities on Father’s Day, June 16! 12pm - 3pm
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June 26 Cattaraugus County Museum Summer Program For more information, contact the museum at 716-353-8200 on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. June 28 Free Summer Movie Series at Griffis Sculpture Park Bring a blanket and enjoy “2001 A Space Odyssey” playing at the main stage at dusk. June 28-30 Cattaraugus County Horse Show Series Summer Independence at the Catt County Fairgrounds For more information on this event please visit CattcoHorseShowSeries.com Please help support the Library! The Holiday Valley Pro Am Golf Tournament on July 1st and the associated raffle is our one big fundraiser for the year. Prizes include a 2002 PT Cruiser from Ed Shultz Group, Holiday Valley Golf package for 2, Nike Covert Driver, Hickory Sticks Golf Course, Whispering Woods Golf Course, River Oaks Golf Club and Royal Niagara Golf Club passes. Raffle tickets available in the library or from any board member. Kids – The Summer Reading Program begins in July. “Dig Into Reading!” is the theme for
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June 22 Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Super Strawberry Full Moon Hike/Family Campfire This 1 mile hike will roam through the forest and wetlands of our Eshelman property. www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org
June 14-15 Glengarry Glen Ross at Springville Center for the Arts Produced by The Southtowns Regional Actors Workshop: Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. springvillearts.org
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meeting id number 411336-789. Please RSVP for in-person attendance or any questions related to this project to Kimberly LaMendola, regional development coordinator, at (716) 945-5301, ext. 211 or klamendola@ southerntierwest.org. The purpose of the Southern Tier West study was to determine the opportunities and challenges related to developing a synthesized food aggregation and distribution system within the Southern Tier and assess the various elements of the existing regional food system. This project was supported with a USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grant awarded to Southern Tier West.
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June 22-23 Art in the Wilds An outdoor, juried fine arts show in Kane, PA, part of the Pennsylvania Wilds www.artinthewilds.org
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For Sale by Owner: Chalet-style cabin for sale, on 3 acres in Otto country. Sleeps 6, 1100 sq ft, full kitchen, 8 years old, fully furnished, approximately 11 miles from E’ville. Contact Linda at 716-870-5933, or Dennis at 716-4815644, or go to www.hilltopviewchalet.com. $89,900 or reasonable offer.
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July 4-7 2013 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo An honest-to-goodness rodeo, complete with bronco bustin’, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids. www.EllicottvilleRodeo.com July 5 Ellicottville’s ‘Mountain of Laughs… a HILL-arious Event’ Spectator seating is on the slopes of Holiday Valley, overlooking the main stage at the base of the mountain. Comedian Tammy Pescatelli will be headliner. www.ellicottvilleny.com July 5- July 7 Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival The Summer Music Festival promises a weekend packed full of musical performances outdoors on the slopes of Holiday Valley. www.ellicottvilleny.com
this year. Come in starting June 28th and sign up to participate this summer. We will be having programs on underground animals, archeology, buried treasure, dinosaurs and much more! Digital Photography classes – Instructor John Thomas will be offering two photography classes during the month of July. The Beginning Digital Photography class will be held on Wednesday, July 17th from 6pm to 9pm (cost $10.00). The Digital Photography Overview class will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd and July 30th from 7pm to 9pm (cost - $20.00). Contact the library to register or
July 6-7 South Dayton Fire Dept. Annual Tractor Pull Dirt will be flying at the Tractor Pull in South Dayton on July 6-7, 2013 at the South Dayton Fireman’s Grounds. 716-988-3688 or 988-5017 July 11 Gazebo Series Opening Night Thursdays through August 15, 7-9 pm ellicottvilleny.com July 13 Give The Dog A Bone Tour to Benefit the Animals at the Cattaraugus County SPCA www.spcacattco.webstarts.com July 13 Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Pfeiffer/Portville Heritage Walk 12:00pm - 2:00pm www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org July 13 Free Summer Movie Series at Griffis Sculpture Park Bring a blanket and enjoy “Spirited Away” playing at the main stage at dusk. July 11-13 2013 H.O.G. Rally Ellicottville has been chosen as the destination for the 2013 New York State H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Rally. Open to all motorcycling enthusiasts, but caters to those of the HarleyDavidson persuasion. www.NYStateHogRally.com July 13-14 S.T.A.R.S. 36th Annual Rally and Airshow See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport. 5420 Hatch Hill Road, Ischua. Sat 10 -5 pm, Sun 10 - 3 pm. 716-372-1137 contact John at 462-7477 for more information. Book Sale –The book sale will continue for another week and be open during normal business hours. We have received some very nice donations of books so why not take a few minutes to stop in and browse and help support your local library. Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. www.evml.org – check out our website for more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes, and browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies.
From the Bookshelf Recommended Reading from the Ellicottville Memorial Library
“Tapestry of Fortunes” by Elizabeth Berg In this superb new novel by the beloved author of Open House, Hom Safe, and The Last Time I Saw You, four Home women wom venture into their pasts in order to shape their thei futures, fates, and fortunes. Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker who enc encourages others to change their lives for the bet Why can’t she take her own advice? Cece better. rea realizes that she has to make a move—all the po portentous signs seem to point in that direction. This book can be borrowed from the El Ellicottville Memorial Library in book format or it is also available as a downloadable eBook.
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 •St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat, 7:15am & 10:15am Sun •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 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 •Solomon’s Porch Ministries, Mansfield 7705 Toad Hollow Rd, 257-9138 Sat 7pm, Sun 10am Grace Bible Baptist, Mansfield 7968 Reed Hill Rd 257-3645 Sun Sch 10am, Sun Worship 11:0am & 6pm Wed Bible study/prayer srv 7pm
Community Meetings All meetings are at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ashford (2nd Tuesday) July 9 Cattaraugus Village (2nd Monday) July 8 East Otto (2nd Tuesday) July 9 Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) June 19, 6pm Ellicottville Village (2nd Monday) July 8 6pm Great Valley (2nd Monday) July 8 Humphrey (2nd Monday) July 8 Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) July 8 Little Valley Village (2nd Tuesday) July 9 Mansfield (3rd Monday) June 17 Otto (3rd Tuesday) June 18 Salamanca City (2nd Wednesday) July 10 Salamanca Town (2nd Tuesday) July 9
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Ellicottville may be a good place to enjoy some fun and relaxation — unless you’re racing a mountain bike for six hours straight. Then it’s just fun, though possibly a bit vexing at the same time. Intense competition is what will drive hundreds of cyclists to compete in the 14th annual 6 Hours of Power mountain bike race. The event, hosted by Holiday Valley Resort, is set to take place Sunday, July 14. This is not a typical race in which contestants vie for first place to a finish line. Instead, riders will pedal for six hours and the winner is whoever completes the most laps in that amount of time. This makes 6 Hours of Power not just a test of speed, but also endurance. “There are no skill levels such as beginner, sport or expert as in typical mountain bike races — it’s all about the pure endurance and stamina,” said event organizer Mark Lawrence. Lawrence said the event has grown in popularity over the years, drawing riders from more than seven surrounding states. Beginning at Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center, the racecourse is a 10-mile loop featuring just about every terrain type including rock gardens, hard-packed access roads, technical single track and 1,200 feet of elevation changes. “Anything can happen,” said
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Lawrence, “and if riders save energy, the field can change in an instant.” The race begins at 10 a.m. with a Le Mans-style start, in which riders race a quarter mile to retrieve their bicycles from their racks. From this point on, it’s six hours of intense bike riding. After each lap, riders will dismount and walk through the transition area. Beyond this area, each rider will have a pit area, which provides an opportunity to rest, eat and rehydrate before tackling the next 10 miles. At 4 p.m., the final lap of the race will begin, and whoever is left riding will make one last push for a chance to be declared winner of 6 Hours of Power. The race will officially end at 6 p.m., followed by dinner for all entrants. Bragging rights are certainly included in the victors’ spoils, but cash awards, trophies and other prizes will also provide incentive for riders to exert
themselves for all six hours. Cash awards will only go to overall winners in the male solo, female solo and team divisions, while trophies and prizes will be awarded threedeep in each category, division and age group. Pit areas will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7 a.m. on race day. Online registration is available at www.heartrateup. com until July 9. Registration fees are $105 for teams and $65 for soloists. T-shirts will be given to preregistered entrants and as they last on race day. Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit HEART Animal Shelters. Race-day registration will be available, if not sold out. The field limit for each category is 100, except for solo male, which is 200. Do you have what it takes to endure all six hours? Grab your mountain bike and find out.
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commercial entity as defined by village policy and therefore cannot be treated like a resident. He also said the board cannot legally make exceptions under the new village policy. The board thanked the members for attending the meeting and Mayor Charlie Coolidge promised to get back to them with its final decision this week. Following the church members’ departure, the board continued to discuss the matter. Village Engineer Mike Smith reminded the board that one of the reasons the new policies were put into place was to eliminate exceptions. Board Member Greg Cappelli suggested that there are many charitable organizations in the area that might be able to help the church with its bill. DPW Report: DPW Superintendent Harold Morton asked the board for approval to purchase a new mower for the village and provided two estimates for the board’s review. While most board members agreed that a new mower may be needed, the village has only $5,000 in its 2013-14 budget for new equipment purchases and a mower would use most of that money at the very beginning of the budget year. After Morton pointed out that other DPW equipment, including at least one plow truck, is nearing the end of its useful life, Smith suggested a long-term plan be done to ensure the board can anticipate needs over the next 5-10 years and budget accordingly. Morton agreed to prepare this plan and also agreed to obtain more estimates on a mower for the board to consider at next month’s meeting. Morton also reported that his department has been keeping up with mowing, street repairs
and other regular monthly tasks, and also completed several dig requests, inspections, lagoon algae treatment and other sewer-related maintenance. Constable’s Report: Constable Howard Gifford reported that 26 vehicle and traffic summonses had been issued in May, including one felony DWI. There were two open container complaints and one public urination complaint. In addition, the constable assisted with an ambulance and a fire department response, checked several security alarms and assisted the town police department with a verbal domestic altercation. Two parking tickets were issued and both were paid in May, and $250 in previously issued tickets also was collected. Engineer’s Report: Last month, FEMA provided a preliminary response to the village/town floodplain study and requested more information about several impacted areas. All parties have been working to address these issues. Their report is due back to FEMA by July 25. Smith noted that the East Tank project, which is being coordinated by the town and paid for both by the town and village, continues to be a challenge as town engineers are considering an alternative location for the tank. Coolidge pointed out that relocating the tank requires additional engineering, and he said he is “not in favor of paying any more for engineering work,” especially if it also results in delaying the project. Smith also updated the board on the work being done on the village’s wastewater treatment plant overhaul. SJB Empire Geo Services, a geotechnical and environmental testing and consulting firm based in Hamburg, submitted a proposal
to test borings at Lagoon #3 and recommend the best options to discharge groundwater. Smith asked the board to approve the proposal with a fee of no more than $8,700, saying that he hopes to be able to reduce the fee by providing the firm with results from previously obtained samples. The board approved the motion. Smith also asked the Board to approve his proposal to prepare a written report detailing recommended modifications and facilities improvements to satisfy the state DEC’s consent order requiring the new waste water treatment plant. The report, which is due in October and requires extensive evaluation and analysis to ensure the plant will meet the needs of the future, will cost $37,500. The board approved the proposal. Other Business: Mayor Coolidge reported that the American Locker building has a possible buyer. The buyer has been informed of the need to repair/replace a retaining wall along Great Valley Creek on the property. If the sale goes through, closing is expected to be in July. Patra Lowes, chair of the village’s Special Events Committee, reported that the committee has met with town and village police and asked them to prepare a plan for policing the Fall Festival. That plan, once approved, will inform all further decisions about the event. The mayor also mentioned that a tree at the corner of Jefferson and Washington Streets in front of the Town and Village Hall is dying and will have to be removed for public safety reasons. The next meeting of the Village Board is scheduled for July 8.
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