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Fall Fest is Here!

Village Street Festival, Chairlift Rides, Live Bands, Ski Sales, Great Food and More By Alicia Dziak

Ellicottville’s long-awaited annual Fall Fest hits the streets and slopes of EVL this weekend, and the fabulous fall forecast is sure to bring thousands to town for this fun and family-friendly weekend. Get a jump on the festivities by arriving Friday. If you’re looking for adventure, Sky High Aerial Park and the Mountain Coaster will be open until 6 p.m. Afterwards, trek down to Jefferson Street and have dinner at one of the numerous food stands open 6–10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday bring a whole new set of activities, including the annual 5K Run, starting from the Holiday Valley Lodge at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and the mountain bike race, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Mountain Sports Center. Looking for some unique family fun? Chair lift rides will be available for only $2 at Holiday Valley’s Mardi Gras lift from noon – 4 p.m. each day. Once to the top, enjoy live music, a mountain top cookout and spectacular views. Ride or walk back down. Chairlift rides will also be available on HoliMont’s Exhibition Express, running on Saturday 11 a.m. –3:30 p.m., and their ski shop will be open on Saturday and Sunday with some great deals on gear. Head into the hustle and bustle of town as the village streets come alive with food, craft and merchandise vendors. Carnival rides will be open


Complete Schedule of Events See Page B3

See Fall Fest page 9

SKI Magazine Ranks Village Board Discusses Holiday Valley 5th in the East Plans for Fall Fest Readers of SKI Magazine ranked Holiday Valley as the 5th best resort in eastern North America in the October 2013 issue of this

national publication. The Resort Guide is based on a survey of 40,000 SKI Magazine readers conducted during the 2012-13 season. The magazine asks the readers what matters most to them in a resort, and then asks them to rank resorts they have visited over the past year using those criteria. Holiday Valley’s President, Dennis Eshbaugh said, “We are especially proud of our number five ranking, as Holiday Valley is the only resort in the top 10 to have less than 1,500 feet of vertical drop. What Holiday Valley might lack in the size of the mountain, it makes up in top-

Considers Stray Cat Issue

By Jann Wiswall

The Village of Ellicottville’s Board was asked by resident and local business owner Betsy Peyser to consider taking action to control a stray cat problem in the village. Peyser

said she has seen increasing numbers of stray cats in and around the village, especially near dumpsters, and has heard negative comments regarding the issue from visitors and residents alike. She said the problem is only going to get worse as new litters of strays

are born. Peyser noted that there are several local organizations that will help trap the animals at no cost, spay/neuter them at village cost and then release them back into the community. While Peyser acknowledged See Village Board page 8

See Holiday Valley Ranked 5th page 11

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By Alicia Dziak

It’s easy to see why people flock to Ellicottville year round. With so many great shops, restaurants and outdoor destinations in or within a short distance from the village, the ease and fun of getting from one place to the next will only be enhanced by the addition of the Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail, a fourseason multi-use trail. The EVGV Trail Committee held a meeting on Sept. 17, 2013, at the Town Center building.

New Mansfield Highway Garage Open for Business Almost exactly a year after a fire leveled the Town of Mansfield Highway Department garage and seven department vehicles, a new structure has been built and is nearly ready for winter 2013-2014. During an open house held on Saturday, Oct. 5, some 100 area residents, many of whom either worked on the new building or helped fight the fire last Oct. 7, celebrated the completion of the garage and the end of a year of challenges for the Transportation Department and Mansfield officials. The new structure, designed by MDA Architects, is a 60-foot-by-180-foot preengineered metal building with eight vehicle bays. It also will have offices, restrooms and an employee break room, which are still under construction. by Jann Wiswall

Glen Burn Trail Readies Tim Horton’s Ellicottville for Nov. Open House Opens for Fall Festival See EVGV Trail page 4

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Tim Hortons Ellicottville, the town’s first 24hour eatery, expects to open Friday, Oct. 11, in time for all the Fall Festival revelers, early morning commuters, and baked-goods lovers among us. At least, there’s a 90 percent chance. “We’re on track to open Friday morning,

Glen Burn Trail, a new 38-unit townhome development d located at 6422 NYS Route 242 2 East in Ellicottville is readying for an Open O House sometime in November. The infrastructure i and an initial block of townhomes are a nearing completion. Townhomes feature garages, g multiple layouts including first-floor bedrooms b with living space on the main floor. “As you can see we have had a busy summer on o site here at Glen Burn Trail! We’re really

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See Glen Burn Trail page 10

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Friday, October 11 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. The Joe Wagner Band Joe and his band have been a Fall Fest Friday tradition here for years, setting up in the back room and getting everyone into a party mode for this great weekend ... a must-see act in EVL for this weekend! Balloons, 7 p.m. The Porcelain Busdrivers Another Fall Fest Friday tradition, the “busdrivers� open the “Rocktoberfest� tent every year with their hard-driving, horn-loaded classic rock and R & B sound (think Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire,. They hail from the Jamestown area and put on a heck of a show!

Saturday, October 12 Balloons Tent 12 p.m. Mo Porter

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The Barn 12 p.m. Mo Porter 2:30 p.m. Black Widow 5:30 p.m. Steel Keys & Brass 8:30 p.m. Funktional Flow

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Balloons Tent Buffalo’s ultimate party band, classic rock 2:30 p.m. Black Widow Full-range rock and roll quartet 5:30 p.m. Steel Keys & Brass Folk-infused, funky tribal blues-rock 8:30 p.m. Funktional Flow Unique mix, from upbeat

reggae to a funky blues jam

Holiday Valley Top of Mardi Gras 12 p.m. The Tommy Z Band Award-winning classic blues at their finest Holiday Valley Cabana Bar 3:30 p.m. The Strangers The best classic rock and

The Barn, 9 p.m. The Heritage A quintessential country quintet that does it all, new and classic covers, plus their own tunes in a refreshing modern, country style sure to please every music fan.

Sunday, October 13 Gin Mill, 7 p.m. 2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer What a great way to end the festival weekend! Come in and listen to Ron and Terry’s eclectic mix of classic tunes you all know and love. Balloons, 4 p.m. The Strangers All your classic rock and party hits wrapped up in one great package. These Buffalo-area musicians are no “strangers� to EVL and will always keep the party going!


party-rock band Holiday Valley Cabana Bar 3:30 p.m. Bleeding Hearts Band They do it all — ‘60s, ‘70s, retro ‘80s, alternative ‘90s

Monday, October 14 Ellicottville Brewing Co., 6:30 p.m. The Blue Mule Band They are bluegrass, folk and Americana all rolled into one big hay bale they call “Mulegrass� — a unique mixture of acoustic authenticity.

Tuesday, October 15 Gin Mill, 7 p.m. The Twobadours Less IS more when Mr. Gray and Mr. Brown weave their down-home, front-porch style into every song they do.

Holiday Valley Top of Mardi Gras 12 p.m. 10 Delaware Band Buffalo’s best, new dance-

Fred n’ Tuck 8:00 pm Gin Mill mainstays have been a Wednesday night institution for over 30 years! All your favorites in their “acoustic comfort� style ... and don’t forget those wings!

Thursday, October 17 Gin Mill, 8 p.m. Fred & Tuck It was 50 years ago that The Beatles recorded “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,� and Beatle-ologist Freddie will be featuring lots of Beatles songs tonight ... Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

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Calling All Singers! On Sunday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m. rehearsals for the Community Christmas Cantata will begin. The choir will meet at the United Church on 53 Elizabeth Street in Ellicottville, for seven Sundays leading up to the concert which will be at 3:00 on Dec. 15th, 2013. All 90- minute sessions will begin at 1:00 except Dec. 8th, which will be at 7:00 p.m. It is the hope of the director, Annette Ieda, that each choir member will be able to attend at least 6 of the 7 rehearsals. Practice CDs and scores will

be available for singers to take home. This year’s Cantata is a newly written work by Lloyd Larson, “Behold the Star.� Mrs. Ieda stated that “Although much of the music is newly composed, there are still several well known and beautifully orchestrated Christmas Songs included. There are also some opportunities during the Cantata for the audience to join in!� (A very large choir!) Mrs. Ieda is thrilled that the St. Paul’s Dulcimers will be participating again.

The Dec. 15th performance location will either be at the United Church or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, depending on how many people are in the choir. So, if you love to sing, please come and join us. Spread the word, spread the joy! It’s time to prepare for Christmas! Sing! Sing! Sing! Please call Annette Ieda 716-699-6338 for further information. Other than that, just SHOW UP! We need YOU!

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OLEAN, NY — Join us for delectable fun Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Winery of Ellicottville. Just $10 gets you entry, a delicious wine tasting flight and a tour of the beautiful winery by owner Sam Sheehy. And the best part — all proceeds benefit the animals at the SPCA in Cattaraugus County! Events include a silent auction of gorgeous art created

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Fun Ways to Spend Fall Camping Weekends at ASP

By Alicia Dziak


2nd Annual



Letter to the Editor Dear Friends of the Alley Katz, The flower barrels and hanging baskets that overflowed with color from June through September are gone, so it must be time for fall fest! We hope that everyone enjoyed the beautiful flowers, which were planted and maintained by a small group of volunteers known as the Alley Katz. In November, we will be back at work adorning the gazebo with lights, garland and a tree to celebrate our winter season. At this time we would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated to the Alley Katz from Jan. 1 through Oct. 5, 2013. Without them we would not be able to continue with the work that we do. Businesses: Village of Ellicottville, Rotary of Ellicottville, Holiday Valley, 700 Club, Touch of Ellicottville, Weed Ross Agency, Purple Doorknob, Dekdebrun’s Ski Shop, M & T Bank, Ellicottville Landscaping, Sprague Development and Dominic’s Plumbing. Individuals: M. Holmes McGuigan/R.Bruce Webb, Hugh Dunne, Bonnie & John Cady, Judy DiPasquale, Eleanor Ebert, John Skirving, Marilyn & Dan Tompkins, Edna Northrup, Anne & John Northrup, Edmund Szpaicher, Sis Signore, Kathy & Tony Trost, Janet & Mark Mattar, Ernest Kallenbach and Marianne Powell. We would also like to thank all cash donors, Dina’s for providing Tuesday morning coffee and a special thanks to the guys at the DPW for delivering, removing, storing and watering all the flowers in the village. Donations are greatly appreciated and welcome year round. Checks payable to Alley Katz can be mailed to P.O. Box 1407, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Thank you, Debbie Yantomasi, Chairperson

For many, Columbus Day weekend is the season’s last hoorah of camping. Allegany State Park’s (ASP) campsites and cabins will be near or at capacity this weekend, full of campers enjoying the sights of the season. A fall weekend at ASP is a great time to explore and enjoy the park. Hiking in the fall is breathtaking, and no trip to the park is complete for us without at least one meaningful family hike that includes our two dogs. Pick up a park map at either rental office, and select a trail that’s right for you. A variety of terrain and distances provide numerous opportunities for leisurely or more serious hikes. Just take into account an estimate of how long the hike will take, and leave at the appropriate time. It’s no longer light out until 9 pm, so leaving for a long hike late in the afternoon is not the best idea. For campers, shorter days translate into earlier nighttime activities. Driving around the park with a bright light is always a hit, and entails shining a spotlight (found at any sporting goods store) into open areas of the park in the hope of spying some nocturnal

ASP critters. We’ve had the best luck with open fields and in creeks where they cross under the roads. Drive slowly around the park, being careful not to shine the light into oncoming traffic or toward other campers. This activity has led us to raccoons, deer, possums, skunks and even a bear. Of course, there’s nothing like sitting around a warm fire when the air is crisp. Be sure stock up on s’more supplies and send the kids out looking for the perfect marshmallow roasting sticks. We like ones that split at the top so we can double up. Now’s a great time to experiment with s’mores, too, as the Halloween candy is taking over the store shelves. Trick-or-treat size candy bars make the perfect substitute for chocolate bars. If you’re camping with a group of friends, turn it into an event by adding some special activities. We have friends who turn a trail into a trickor-treat adventure, with each family providing a simple treat or activity along the way. We have other friends who rent out an entire trail and do a fashion show. Or hold a costume parade. A little coordination

goes a long way when making fall camping memories. If nature inspires your kids to unleash their creativity, go with it. ASP can provide endless natural crafts, most that will cost of next to nothing. An annual favorite is pressed leaves, made simply by arranging leaves on a sheet of wax paper, covering the leaves with crayon shavings, adding a second sheet of wax paper, and using a warm iron to make it all stick together. If you don’t have an electric site, tracing around or over leaves with tracing paper and colored pencils makes for great decorations. We also always have paints and pencils on hand, and drawing or writing about the seasonal nature is sure to become a memorable keepsake. If you have a camper or a camping bin full of supplies, keep a journal in it. During or after every camping trip, have every family member write a favorite memory from your trip. Then tape in a photo once you get back. The journal will provide instant memories as you reminisce about what everyone wrote. This time of year, the weather can be iffy. Be sure to

pack your raincoat and boots, and extra clothes, shoes and socks. Although they take up a bit of space, you’ll be happy you have them if it gets wet and muddy. A little precipitation won’t create a total washout out if you’re prepared. Many of the trails are still fun to explore even in the rain, but if it’s unbearable, you can check out some of the indoor places of interest inside the park such as the Red House Administration Building and the Quaker Museum. It’s also not a bad idea to pack up some board games just in case. Family time spent playing Checkers or Old Maid is still family time, so enjoy it. ASP campers hail from all walks of life, joined together by their love of nature and of the amazing park we’re lucky enough to have so nearby. Make new friends, catch up with old ones, and enjoy the great outdoors in Western New York. Before long, the snow will be flying and there will be a whole different set of activities to be had, so enjoy the fall colors and light jacket weather while it’s here!

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At the meeting, committee member Mark Alianello talked in detail about the TEP grant application that was recently submitted. He and other committee members put the application together, working closely with landscape architect and trail planner Rick Manning, who was hired by the committee to create the master plan for the trail. During the process, many new trail opportunities were discovered. A general description of the route encompassed by this potential transportation grant connects key community facilities and areas. Although it may be several months until the committee will know if their application has been accepted, everyone involved is very optimistic. Also, at the September meeting, a general discussion of potential routes, phases and loops was led by Manning, with map details of potential routes presented. It is important, as Manning and Alianello pointed out, that these are

merely possible routes and directions, not finalized plans. The committee hopes to have a completed master plan in the next month or so. The master plan will allow the committee to have a formal document to present during fundraising efforts, grant applications and other presentations. In addition to the recent strides made by the trail committee, generous donations have recently come in from businesses and individuals. “We’re excited by the amazing community support we’ve received so far,� said Jennie Acklin, member of the EVGV Trail Committee. As you roam the streets of Ellicottville’s Fall Fest this weekend, be sure to stop by the EVGV Trail tent, located next to the Gazebo by the Town Hall, to learn about plans for this exciting new trail. Brochures and maps will be available, and fun items such as hats, T-shirts and jackets featuring the trail’s new logo will be available

for any individual or business interested in donating to the trail. Committee members will be available to talk with anyone interested in details of the trail. Several items will also be raffled during Fall Fest to benefit the trail. “We’re really looking forward to talking with everyone during this busy weekend and sharing the updates we have regarding the trail,� said Acklin. “We hope people will realize the numerous benefits of building this trail, whether they live here year round or visit seasonally.� The addition of a multiuse trail will reinforce Ellicottville’s reputation as a four-season resort community and will increase opportunities for all ages to live a healthy and active lifestyle, all while enjoying Ellicottville’s beautiful surroundings. Eventually, the trail will run from the eastern boundary of the Village of Ellicottville to Great Valley, connecting

businesses, resorts and other stopping points along the way. To help make this vision a reality, please consider making an individual or business tax-deductible donation. A trail fundraising campaign to pay for planning, as well as construction and future maintenance of the trail, has been launched. If you don’t make it to the EVGV Trail’s Fall Fest tent this weekend, you can also make a tax-deductible donation online at www., or by mailing your check payable to: Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Fund, c/o Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, 120 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14706. Every bit helps and is greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Ken Hinman at (716) 474-8214 or Jennie Acklin at (716) 6994062, or stop by the EVGV tent at Fall Fest.

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ECS Fall Sports Schedule VARSITY FOOTBALL 10/4 7:00 pm @ Portville 10/11 7:30 pm vs Chautauqua Lake/ Maple Grove JV FOOTBALL 10/7 6:00 pm vs Portville BOYS’ VARSITY SOCCER 10/4 4:30 pm @ Franklinville 10/7 4:30 pm vs Olean 10/9 4:30 pm @ Salamanca BOYS’ JV SOCCER 10/16 5:00 pm vs Fillmore

BOYS’ MODIFIED SOCCER 9/30 4:30 pm @ Portville 10/2 4:30 pm vs Allegany/Limestone

GIRLS’ SWIMMING (with Franklinville) 10/8 5:00 pm @ Wellsville 10/10 5:00 pm vs Allegany/Limestone

GIRLS’ VARSITY SOCCER 10/5 11:00 am @ Franklinville 10/8 4:30 pm vs Olean 10/10 6:00 pm @ Salamanca GIRLS’ JV SOCCER 10/4 5:00 pm vs Holland 10/8 4:30 pm @ Olean 10/10 5:00 pm vs Allegany/Limestone

GIRLS’ VARSITY VOLLEYBALL 10/4 6:00 pm @ North Collins 10/9 6:00 pm @ Forestville 10/10 6:00 pm @ Portville

GIRLS’ MODIFIED SOCCER 10/5 11:00 am @ Franklinville 10/8 4:30 pm vs Olean 10/10 4:30 pm @ Salamanca

GIRLS’ MODIFIED VOLLEYBALL 10/7 4:30 pm vs West Valley 10/10 4:30 pm @ Allegany/Limestone

ECS School Closing The Ellicottville Central School District will be closed Friday, Oct. 11 for students for a Staff Development Day. School will also be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day. School resumes Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Night Crawlers Aerial Climbs New at Sky High Fright Nights Oct. 25–26 by Eva Potter

Get ready to test your night vision this fall at Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park. On Oct. 4 – 5, Aerial Park courses will stay open late for new Night Crawlers climbs. Test your in-the-dark climbing skills using only your headlamp as your guide during the 2 ½-hour night climb. Additional Night Crawlers climbs will take place Oct. 18– 19. Special Halloween Fright Nights will be Oct. 25–26. Brian Halloran, Sky High Aerial Adventure Park manager, said, “There is no previous climbing experience required, but it would be to

your advantage knowing the courses.” The concept of Night Crawlers was developed by park builder Bahman Azarm of Outdoor Adventure Group to add an exciting and new twist on the aerial climbing experience. “It makes for a great nighttime recreational activity, with a little element of spookiness due to the unknown heights and elements ahead, whereas in the daytime, you can see what you’re in for next,” said Halloran. On Fright Nights, Oct. 25 and 26, you will surely have some spooky Halloween encounters during your climbs

so keep your cool and follow the light of your headlamp. “If you enjoy being out on cool autumn nights and enjoying nature, there is no better thrill than nighttime climbing. It brings what is already a great adventure to a whole new level,” said Halloran. Climbs begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Grand Rapids and Black courses will not available for night climbs. Climbers must be age be at least 7 years of age and at least 36 inches tall. For more information and to make a reservation, call (716) 699-HIGH (4444).

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County Development and Ag Committee to Meet The Cattaraugus County Legislature Development and Agriculture Committee will meet for a work session on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the large committee room of the County Center, 303 Court St. in Little Valley, N.Y.

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Calendar of Events Fall Fest Weekend October 11–13 Ski Swap, 5K, Mountain Bike Race

Chairlift Rides October 12, 13 Mardi Gras Quad October 14 & October 19-20 Spruce Lake Quad

Night Climbs at Sky High Aerial Park October 18-19 and October 25-26, 6–9:30 p.m.

Sky High Adventure Park Mountain Coaster, Climbing Forest and Aerial Park • Friday–Sunday through November 24

Holiday Valley Job Fair October 26 from 9–11 a.m. Holiday Valley Lodge

Headstands for Humanity Charity Event Most simultaneous headstands to break Guinness Record • November 2

10th Annual Beer and Wine Festival

Sky High Aerial Adventure is a playground in the trees! Check out the new Climbing Forest and ride the Mountain Coaster. Open weekends through the end of November, weather permitting. Reservations: (716) 699-4444.

Fall Chairlift Rides

November 8 – Brew Master Dinner, 6 p.m. Tannenbaum Lodge November 9 – Beer and Wine Festival, 3:30–7:30 p.m. Holiday Valley Lodge

Routes to Art Holiday Sale November 16 at Holiday Valley Lodge

Opening Day of Ski/Snowboard Season (weather permitting) • November 29

Free Equipment Demo Day December 21

New Year’s Eve Celebration, Fireworks and Torchlight Parade December 31 Holiday Valley Lodge

Oct. 12–13 Mardi Gras Express, $2, Noon–4 p.m. Oct. 14 – Spruce Lake Quad, $5, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 19-20 Spruce Lake Quad, $5, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.


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for skiers and snowboarders are available daily for children (ages 3–11) and adults (age 12 and up). Holiday Valley Snowsports is a PSIA/AASI Certified school with lessons for all ability levels.

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Holiday Valley Job Fair Oct. 26 Holiday Valley is proud of their reputation as one of the friendliest resorts around. Customer service is a priority at Holiday Valley! If you are energetic, friendly and people-oriented, take a moment to browse our job descriptions and fill out an application. Depending on the job and hours you work, Holiday Valley employees receive a season pass, free group lessons, and discounts in retail shops, and food and beverage. Additional benefits vary by departments. Our annual job fair will be held Oct. 26, 2013, from 9–11

a.m. at the Holiday Valley Lodge. No appointments needed. You can learn about all of the jobs that are available for the winter season and meet supervisors and department heads. Fill out an application at the job fair or download one now and turn it in at the job fair. More information at www. employment. If you are interested in working for Centerplate, our food and beverage service, please download an application at about-us/employment. The Food and Beverage Department

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Fall Fest At Holimont Marks The Start Of A New Season

By Dash Hegeman

The mornings are darker and the leaves on the trees are brighter, which can only mean one thing; the 2013-14 ski season is just around the corner. Fall Fest in Ellicottville always seems to be the unofficial kickoff to the ski season. With the leaves falling off of the trees and the brisker weather, the scent of winter is definitely in the air and people who flock to town always seem to come in with an air of excitement about the upcoming winter months. Here at HoliMont, Fall Fest marks the weekend of the Member’s Annual Meeting where the entire membership is invited to the chalet to learn all about what has transpired over the course of the summer and what they have to look forward to in the coming months. The Annual Meeting begins at 9am on Saturday the 12th and typically lasts a couple of hours. Following the meeting the HoliMont Lift Crew will be firing up the Exhibition Express high speed quad so that people can take a scenic ride to the top of the hill and get a view from above of the splendor that Ellicottville has to offer this time of year. Members and non-members alike are more than welcome to come take part in the chairlift ride, which will be running from 11:00am to 3:30pm on Saturday. The Slopeside Ski Shop will also be holding its annual ski swap/sale over the weekend. Stop by the chalet and head over to the Sunrise room (nearest the Exhibition Express lift) to check out some great deals on gear for your upcoming season. The sale will run on Saturday from 11:00am

to 5:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. As always, it’s been a busy off-season at HoliMont. Every off-season there is a series of standard projects (repairing and replacing inground snowmaking water and airlines, upgrading chairlift features etc.) that take place as well as some projects that go above and beyond the normal day-to-day operations. The largest project on the books during the summer of 2013 is the $3 million infrastructure undertaking at the WestMont Ridge expansion project. This phase of the job calls for the creation of roadways, electric lines, sewer, etc. and is the initial component of what will eventually be an estimated $22 million project. For those of you not familiar with the WestMont Ridge project, on February 23, 2013 at 3PM HoliMont hosted a very successful auction where it sold 17 of the 31 single family residential lots. Since that time 4 more lots have sold, which means only 10 lots remain. To purchase a remaining lot, contact HoliMont Realty at 716-699-2826. Lots range in size from .39 to .59 acres. Proposed WestMont Ridge Amenities: Ski-in/ski-out residential homes and condos with breathtaking mountain views Park & Pipe terrain with lighted, nighttime hours and challenges for all levels Expertly groomed slopes with convenient access from all properties Spacious day lodge with upscale member dining areas and easy access to all facilities and services “Learn to Ski” area featuring expanded, beginner-friendly terrain and slopes, two magic carpets, and a warm-up room in the Day Lodge High-speed detachable lift at Sunset for easier load/unload and fast access to more than 52

slopes and trails Nordic Center to promote cross-country skiing and snowshoeing Parking area to accommodate all members and guests The Buildings and Grounds Crew has had a busy summer as they have not only dismantled and revamped both of the main men’s and women’s restrooms in the main Chalet but are also currently working on building a rustic warming hut on top of the mountain (near the top of the Cascade lift) where skiers will be able to stop in to warm themselves by the fire. In terms of lift maintenance, the Lift Crew has been diligently rebuilding and repainting the Meadow chairlift. The structure of the lift remains the same, however, the lift will have an updated look; one that compliments the Exhibition Express high speed detachable quad, which was installed last summer. On the hill, the Mountain Crew has been testing, repairing and replacing inground water and airlines that makeup the lifeblood of the snowmaking system. HoliMont’s diesel generator has also been revamped and converted over so that it can run primarily on gas. There has also been an upgrade to the ignition systems on the two gas generators in HoliMont’s power plant. For 50 years, families and snowsports enthusiasts from miles around have converged on HoliMont – North America’s largest private ski area devoted to family skiing adventures. Generations of members have been drawn in by the amazing skiing, only to fall in love with the warm, community atmosphere that makes HoliMont the kind of place you never want to leave. During the week, HoliMont is happy to welcome non-members and groups. Our eight lifts service over 50 slopes and trails.

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that releasing them as strays is not ideal, there are not enough people to adopt so many animals. She said that by ensuring that they cannot procreate, the population growth problem will solve itself and that over a couple of years, the population would begin to drop. Board member Bob Brogcinski recalled that the village had addressed this issue several years ago by hiring an organization to capture and relocate the animals to area farms and that the cost of doing so was expensive. Peyser did not think there are enough farms that are interested in taking more strays, but offered to make some calls to area volunteer organizations to obtain estimates and to get back to Mayor Charlie Coolidge with that information. The board thanked Peyser for her assistance with this effort and agreed to discuss it again when associated costs are available. Regular Meeting Business DPW Head Harold Morton reported that his department has replaced a number of faded “No Parking” signs around the village, repaired water leaks on Elizabeth and Mechanic streets, read water meters and poured concrete for a section of sidewalk on Monroe Street. The department also completed eight dig requests

and conducted all regular maintenance on the water and sewer systems. Village Constable Howard Gifford said he had issued one traffic summons and 22 parking tickets in September. He also made one arrest for an open container violation and another arrest for public urination. Village Engineer Mike Smith asked the board to approve a letter to be sent from the mayor to the State Department of Environmental Conservation requesting a time extension to respond to its compliance report on the village water system. The board approved the letter. Smith also reported that the “data logging” firm that was hired to do nighttime (low usage) analysis of 15,000 feet of village water pipes has begun work and is trying to locate leaks in the system. Once the leaks are repaired, the village should see improvements in its water pressure. Smith also said he had met with the State Department of Transportation regarding the planned Fillmore/East Washington/Elizabeth streets intersection improvement and the Route 242 sidewalk project and that both projects are on schedule. Construction will begin in spring 2014. Special Events Committee Chair Patra Lowes said that the last item on her to-do list

in advance of this weekend’s Fall Festival is to deliver information packets to all the bars in town, detailing the village’s expectations, rules and regulations. Mayor Coolidge said that the committee has done a “great job pulling all this together,” and has worked closely with law enforcement and bar owners to build consensus on expectations for the event. Lowes said the letter published in the local media describing the committee’s efforts to respond to the community’s concerns has had positive feedback. Under new business, Mayor Coolidge asked the board to approve a public hearing regarding an amendment to Local Law 4 making Hughey Alley one way between Monroe and Jefferson streets. The board approved the motion and a public hearing will be held at the next meeting of the Village Board. The board also approved the appointment of Jack Rogan as fire commissioner of the Ellicottville Joint Fire District to replace John Cady, who has resigned. Please note: The November meeting of the Village Board has been changed. It will be held Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Village/Town Hall.

Work crews have been busy at HoliMont this summer, building a rustic warming hut near the top of Cascade lift, and the largest project HoliMont has ever undertaken, the 3 million infrastructure at the WestMont Ridge expansion project.

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Holiday Valley Snowsports School:

Serving Locally For Over 20 Years

“More Fun Starts Here”

Peters & Moriarty

By Ron Kubicki, Director Holiday Valley Snowsports School

Welcome back, to all of our returning skiers and riders! Fall Fest, historically, has been deemed as the unofficial start to our “winter snowsports season.” Welcome, also to those of you who have chosen to join this culture of cold weather outdoor enthusiasts. In Western New York and especially in the Southern Tier, winter is a time to enjoy and engage with the outdoors and all the extremes that make winter activities exciting. Once season starts, I will be writing weekly tips to hopefully allow you to have more fun on the slopes this season. If you are like me, the better you get at something the more fun it is! But to take you up to the start of the season, I’d like to tell you about a few things the school has planned to make you and your family’s season more fun! As you know, if you have read my column over the past few seasons, I promote the value of our professional organization here in the East — Professional Snowsports Instructors of America/ American Association of Snowboard Instructors – Eastern Division (PSIA-E/ AASI). We are a member of a national association comprised of eight other regional divisions in the U.S. All these divisions teach and train using the American Teaching System, so when I promote the value of lessons and training sessions with our

certified pros, they are the same skills and tactics you will receive everywhere else in the country. So, I ask you to consider taking some advanced training with our nationally certified pros. PSIA-E/AASI has also taken into consideration that part of their role is to advance the recognition of PSIA-E/AASI members’ skills and values to our guests and resorts. Changing technology in equipment and methodology requires a constant evolution in technique and application, and our staff is constantly training and being educated in the most current trends. Even though many of the school’s staff have years of knowledge and experience, they constantly update and enhance their knowledge and coaching skills. To that end, you will see banners prominently displayed at snowsports school locations at Holiday Valley and all Eastern schools that state “More Fun Starts Here” — meaning the better you get, the more fun you will have! The pro you ski or ride with is a committed, current trainer and enjoys spending time with you. Give it a try! We offer beginner to advanced training sessions every day. Here are some plans we have in place to make this a “more fun place” for you, your family and your friends: January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. This is a national program that Holiday Valley is offering Jan. 2–Jan. 31, 2014. Receive 20 percent off a learn-to-ski or learn-tosnowboard package including a beginner lesson, beginner area lift ticket and rental equipment. Bring a friend who buys a Learn to Ski/Ride package and you will get a free group lesson. If your friend buys the 1-2-3 GO SKIING package (3 lessons, lift tickets and rentals) you will get a free private lesson! Highly Accredited

Children’s Program. With the addition Gary “Griz” Caudle to our training staff, Holiday Valley now has one of the highest percentages of staff trained as Children’s Specialists in the area. Griz is a member of the PSIA-E/ AASI ACE Team (Advanced Children Educators). Children’s Specialist 1 and 2 is a national accreditation specific to high-end, children-oriented teaching and knowledge. Rangers. A season-long program for 5 -11year old skiers and riders, Rangers is a skills and social growth program that runs out of the Children’s Mountain Adventures in the Creekside Lodge. Lisa Densmore Woman’s Clinic. An intermediate to high-end clinic, Densmore introduces woman-specific equipment and learning styles. The Outpost. This is the keystone feature of Holiday Valley Snowsports’ terrainbased learning environment. Add to this the innovative Burton Riglet Park’s learning equipment and your miniskier or rider will spend their first day on snow enjoying the excitement of X-game style features for learning at the introductory level. Every day/every level training sessions are available with our highly qualified staff. Please realize when you see the tag line “More Fun Starts Here,” it is as much fun for our staff as we hope it is for you. We enjoy skiing and riding with skilled athletes, and we can add finesse and polish to the most high-end performance. Remember, all the best athletes, past and present — Michael Jordan, Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn — all have coaches. They all know they can get better with valid knowledgeable coaching! Remember — More Fun Starts Here! The Holiday Valley SnowSports School, Member PSIA-E/AASI

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but we have to allow for the possibility of a glitch that could delay it by a day,” said Ray Miranda, owner of Miranda Holdings and seven other Tim Horton’s restaurants in Western New York. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the site at the intersection of Routes 219 and 242 was overrun by workers inside and out, planting trees and shrubs, laying tile, installing equipment, testing alarms and finishing details. To the untrained eye, however, the café itself appeared to be pretty close to completion, with shiny cases, coffeemakers, tables and chairs, and most other items in place. The only things missing were the mouth-watering aromas and the staff behind the counters. But no worries. “We’ll be baking and brewing early Friday morning,” said Miranda, with cautious optimism. The new staff of 45 employees, including students from Ellicottville and West Valley high schools, has been training at other Tim Hortons

locations for several weeks. Some staff members have been with the company for years and are transferring to the Ellicottville location, including manager Tina Burns, who previously managed the Springville and Gowanda locations. “We’re ready and excited,” she said of opening day. The Ellicottville location features the chain’s new café and bakeshop look and feel that the company has introduced around the country with great success. “The new style features a contemporary décor with overstuffed chairs, a gorgeous stone fireplace, a television, free Wi-Fi and a patio with fire pit out front,” said Miranda. It also features an exhibitionstyle bakery at the front of the house that allows guests to watch and smell the freshly baked goodies as they’re being prepared. Those goodies include the beloved seasonal pumpkin muffins, doughnuts, Timbits® and pumpkin-flavored coffees

and lattes. The restaurant also will offer the full menu of your favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner selections including sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and freshly pressed paninis — including the newest grilled steak and cheese panini. The restaurant is the first business to open in the new building, which also will house four large, two-bedroom furnished apartments on the second floor and an additional 1,200 square feet of retail space on the first floor. The apartments will be completed in time for seasonal or longterm rentals (seasonal renters have already booked several weeks sight unseen) and the retail space will be built out once tenant(s) have signed leases. Plus, Five Star Bank is installing a drive-through ATM with its own driveway at the north side of the building in time for opening as well. “This project has been a long time coming,” said Miranda, who said that the Ellicottville Town and Planning Boards have been a real pleasure to work with. “We think this will be a great addition to Ellicottville, and we look forward to becoming a part of the community.” In fact, Miranda is so thrilled to be in Ellicottville that he is donating three trees to the town as a way to say thank you. He also expressed interest in working with the EllicottvilleGreat Valley Trail Committee to look at ways to locate the northern trailhead at the Tim Hortons property.

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from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and the Ellicottville Idol singing competition will be held Sunday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Village Gazebo. “Fall Fest weekend is a weekend my whole family looks forward to,” said Michelle Solly of Colden. “Our favorite things to do are to get kettle corn and warm cider, and walk around to the various vendors. It’s a chance for us to get out of the house and take part in some true funfilled fall activities, and gives us the chance to gather with friends that we don’t get to see very often.” The weekend is also a

perfect time to head over to Pumpkinville in Great Valley, just a short distance from the village. Enjoy hayrides, a corn maze and the new Jumpin Pillows, and indulge in their yummy homemade food items, all while picking out your fall must-have pumpkins and gourds. When the sun goes down, things heat up with live music at various establishments, all three nights of the long weekend. Check out the entertainment schedule on page A-3 to see what bands are playing at your favorite EVL night spot. What better way to end the long weekend than with more

fall fun on the slopes? On Monday, $5 chair lift rides will be available at Holiday Valley’s Spruce Lake Chairlift from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sky High will be open 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and the Mountain Coaster will be open from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information on the weekend’s events, see the Fall Fest schedule on page B-3. Spend a day or the whole weekend at EVL’s biggest festival, taking in the scenery and fun in this small town that happily bursts at the seams during Fall Fest. You’ll quickly see why it has become an annual tradition for so many!

TOWN OF MANSFIELD PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2014 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Preliminary Budget for the Town of Mansfield fiscal year beginning January 1, 2014 has been completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk where it is available for inspection by any interested persons at all reasonable hours. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of said Town of Mansfield will meet and review said Preliminary Budget and hold a Public Hearing thereon at the Mansfield Town Hall in Eddyville, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley at 7:00 p.m. on the day 21ST of October 2013 and at such hearing any person may be heard in favor of or against the Preliminary Budget as completed, or for or against any item, items thereon, contained Pursuant to Section 113 of the Town Law. The following are the proposed salaries of the Town officials: Councilpersons, (4) $9,400, Town Supervisor $10,000, Budget Officer $2,000, Town Justice $10,300, Justice Clerk $3,400, Clerk, Collector $17,500, Registrar of Vital Statistics $500, Assessor $11,000, Dog Control Officer $2,500, Highway Superintendent $45,000, Code Enforcement Officer $6,250, Planning Board Members $25.00 for each meeting attended. Total Assessed Value $114,518,549 Assessed Value Minus Exemptions (Town Taxable) $109,941,603, Assessed Value For fire Tax is $112,400,049. By Order of the Town Board Betty Jane Horning, Town Clerk

What You Need to Know

Sizing Skis, Boots and Poles By Dave Potter

You’ve decided that you going to purchase new gear. Now what? How long should my ski be? What size boots should I buy? What length poles do I need? How much is this going to cost me? Let’s start with the cheapest and easiest — ski poles. Poles don’t have to be extremely expensive. Aluminum is fine. Poles basically come in two flavors, rolled and extruded. Extruded will cost more, but to tell you the truth, I’ve never been able to tell the difference. However, if you’re like me and have gotten tired of bending and breaking every single pole I have owned, you can also buy composite ski poles made out fiberglass, resin and other materials. Carbon fiber poles are more expensive but are lightweight and strong. Poles are also the easiest to size. Find a pole you like and turn it upside down. Grab it beneath the basket with the handgrip resting on the floor. Your arm should be parallel to the floor and form a 90-degree angle. If it doesn’t, grab another set of poles and repeat until you find a pair that fits. Boots are next up the money scale. The most important thing to remember is that most boots are purchased too small.

People tend to compare their current boot purchase with the first pair they ever used. For most, these are rental boots or comfy beginner’s boots. Boots for first-time skiers are designed with lots of padding to get people used to having a ski boot on their feet. In the case of rental boots, it makes it possible to fit a variety of foot sizes into one boot — thousands of times a year. Ewww! Once you decide what kind of boot you want — beginner, intermediate or expert — you should remember one thing: Ski boots should initially feel like a firm handshake. As you ski, boots pack out and get bigger. I’m not saying they should be painful — those days are long gone —but they should be snug. I highly recommend buying boots from

an experienced boot fitter and Ellicottville’s fine ski shops all have one. Last, and certainly not least, are skis. They’re the most expensive and, I believe, the hardest to size. A lot depends of the model of ski, the style of ski, your ability, your height and your weight. When I first learned to ski, we held our hands up over our heads and chose the ski that came to our wrists. Those days are long gone, thankfully! These days, start with a pair of skis with a length that falls between your nose and the top of your head. Again, I advise enlisting the help of an expert! Looking for new gear should not be a chore. Ask questions and by all means bring your friends. Aren’t your friends all experts on everything like mine? Above all, have fun!

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looking forward to sharing our project with the community during our Open House in November!” said Jennifer McNally, project manager for Glen Burn Trail. According to the development’s website, “Glen Burn Trail development is a family-owned business and it is our mission to provide quality homes for families in a town where our own family

has so many fond memories.” The Ellicottville firm of CRC Engineering and Land Surveying, PLLC, provided engineering, architectural, and construction management services for the project including site design, procuring regulatory approvals, interior and exterior unit designs, as well as supervision and site management of contractors.

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Village Planning Board Approves Sign, Balcony, Driveway By Jann Wiswall

The Village Planning Board met Tuesday, Oct. 8 to consider three issues. The first was an exterior sign design for the new boutique, Flurry, located at 12 Monroe St. The sign was approved as presented with no conditions. The next issue was a proposal to construct a second floor, 22-foot-by-7-foot balcony at the front of the building owned by Patti Crist at 34 Washington St. Drawings of the balcony were presented, details about the railings were discussed and the project was approved as presented. Crist, who attended the meeting, also noted that the back and alley sides of the

building are being resided. The final issue before the board was a request by Ellicott Development for an “amendment to the site plan” at the company’s shopping center next to the Kwik Fill/Red Apple store. The company proposed to construct a driveway for delivery vehicles leading to the loading area at the back of the shopping center. The driveway will be fully landscaped to hide it from view of the private residence on the corner. In addition, the company proposed a new location for up to three dumpsters at the north end of the property. The board approved the amended site plan as presented.

In other business, members of the Planning Board noticed that a small porch area on the side of a home being renovated at 20 Washington St. has vertical siding. Village code does not permit vertical siding anywhere on residential buildings. The board asked building inspector Tom Abriatis to inform the contractor that the siding must be replaced with horizontal siding within 30 days. The next meeting of the Village Planning Board is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. ###

Judith Mahnk’s Long Awaited Book Now Available SALAMANCA, NY — “Pebbles On My Path, Blessings In My Life” is a delightful new book from local author Judith H. Mahnk. It includes poems on the topics of Faith, Family, Friends, Nature and Animals, Stories, That’s Life and much more. This book will touch your heart in many ways and bring everything from tears to smiles. Ms. Mahnk writes from the heart, “We all go through different seasons of life, and this book represents my writing season … another one of the blessings I’ve received.” It took many years to write this precious collection of poems. They were then transferred to computer by Jeanine Rice. Now, the poetry is published for everyone to read and enjoy.

The cover art and pencil sketches throughout the book are done by talented local artist Kimberley Griffith. The watercolor paintings of trees scattered on a few of the pages are done by another local artist, DG Maroney. The pictures throughout the book come from Judith Mahnk’s personal family collection. Ms. Mahnk states, “Our team is really excited over this, and we hope that soon you will be too. ‘Pebbles On My Path, Blessings In My Life’ would also make a special gift for all those you hold close to your heart.” The book is now in the following Salamanca, N.Y., shops: Hampshire Mills, Park Pharmacy, and the Salamanca Historical Society and Museum. Please call Judith

Mahnk at (716) 945-3829 or DG Maroney at (716) 9455653 regarding book signings, presentations, orders, and/or more details about the book.

New Creative Art Classes for Fall at CCAC The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is pleased to announce a new selection of creative classes for adults beginning this month at their Community Art and Pottery Studio in Allegany at 100 Main St. Topics range from wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics, book making, glass mosaic, sewing, printmaking and more. Area residents who are interested in delving into the world of ceramic art are in for a treat with an excellent selection of clay classes for both beginners and advanced students. Renowned ceramic artist, Peter Jones, will teach a special session of Pottery for the People that will meet weekly on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Beginning November 10, this six-week class will cover all aspects of working with clay including glazing, firing, wheel throwing, hand building and slab work. The cost is $110 for CCAC members, $120 for non-members. No experience is necessary. For students with an interest in hand-building ceramic techniques, accomplished

art instructor Anne Mormile will offer a series of in-depth classes on Saturday mornings focusing on both functional and decorative works. On Nov. 2, participants will learn to create Puki Pots. The Nov. 9 session will focus on rolled clay slab construction and students will create functional and decorative vases. On Nov. 23, the class will explore the use of hand-building techniques in creating three-dimensional wall hangings. Students can enroll in individual classes or all three. The price per session is $50 for members, $55 for non-members, $130 entire series for members and $135 for non-members. Sessions run 9 a.m. –12 p.m. Also in November will be an Introduction to Bookmaking series taught by artist Allison Braun. Students will explore a variety of bookmaking and binding techniques and learn to create unique and functional works of art. This threepart series will be held on Monday evenings 6:30–8:30 p.m. Choose one or two or take them all. The Nov. 4 class will focus on the creation of tunnel

Kelly Beck Ruled the Neighbourhood … Today the World by William Thomas

I ran into Kelly Beck the other day and the fondest of memories came flooding back. The kid is alright. A few years after I moved here to Sunset Bay in Wainfleet, Kelly Beck was 7 years old with long, blond hair and shy, hazel eyes. This kid could sell exercise bikes to dead people. Kelly was the neighborhood salesperson. While other children, all duded up with 10-gallon hats and cap guns, were playing cowboys and native persons, Kelly was going door-to-door along Sunset Bay sending her prospective customers scurrying for crawl spaces with handfuls of ExtraStrength Tylenol. It’s not so much what she was selling, because quite often Kelly wasn’t really sure. In fact, for a while Kelly had an older girl working with her door-to-door. This was before Kelly could talk. When Kelly was old enough to talk, she told me the older girl’s name was District Sales Manager and she had had her fired. Kelly affectionately referred t her house as The Home to O ce, her brothers and sisters Offi a Account Executives and as t yellow school bus as the the C Company Car. Kelly was so smooth she d didn’t even bring the product a around with her anymore. She c carried an order form headed “ Want Sum?” and a pen. That “Ja w it. A great salesperson, as was K Kelly used to say, doesn’t need p product — “Thell the Thizzle, n the Thsteak!” not I know I was her best c customer. Even if I had been h her only customer, Kelly B Beck would have made more i commissions back then in than the guy with exclusive sales rights to cell phones in Mississauga. Kelly’s key to success was not the product, but the pitch. Her weak, almost inaudible knock at the door said: “I’m embarrassed to be here and I’m sorry to bother you, but two slathering Rottweilers and

a hailstorm aren’t going to move me away from this door so get out here, I don’t have all day.” Once the door was opened, you were done. Kelly would shift from one foot to the other, lock those prettyplease eyes on you, thrusts the pen and paper toward you and without mentioning what she was selling she would say: “Ja want sum?” The cloth for all intents and purposes, had been cut. The choice was clear: sign or be guilty of cruelty to second graders working their way through Wainfleet South Elementary School. It was easier to say “no” to Revenue Canada than to Kelly Beck, the Mary Kay of Sunset Bay. You sign. I had jars full of Girl Guide cookies, a fridge full of cheese, enough tickets of chance to warrant a gaming license and so many magnetic notepads on my fridge, my lawnmower kept trying to get into the house. I sponsored Kelly Beck in so many Walk-A-Thons, SwimA-Thons, Bowl-A-Thons, Bike-A-Thons, Stand-AThons, Sleep-Over-A-Thons and Whistle-While-You-WorkA-Thons that she should have legally had her name changed to “The Bionic Beck.” My tab for Kelly’s one Walk-A-Thon was $250. The next time she made a sales call on me, I called her on it. She admitted she had applied the “exertion times 10” option but insisted it was a very worthwhile cause. This out of the way, Kelly did the sales shuffle, locked in the eyes, pushed the pen and paper at me and said: “Ja want sum?” I signed. But being a bit apprehensive, I was forced to ask: “What did I just buy?” “Macramé,” she said with the smile of success and batting eyes to boot. Great. An afghan or a wall hanging. Either way, I would give it to my Mom for Christmas.

By William Thomas When UPS delivered the microwave with three-stage memory and automatic thaw, I was steamed. I phoned Kelly immediately. I got her answering machine. Apparently, she was speaking at an Amway Sales Motivation Seminar in Toronto, but she was calling in for her messages. When Kelly did show up at my door the next day, I was still livid. I lit into her … but then she handed me Madame Benoit’s two-volume “Nine Course Meals In Under Nice Seconds.” “It’s free … with the macramé,” she said. Then she started to shift her feet. Gawd, not the sales shift. Then the eyes, then the pen, the paper. “Ja want sum?” “Okay,” I said signing, “but this better not be a household appliance or a Walk-A-Thon along the Great Wall of China!” “It’s not,” she replied. “It’s a blayther.” Hmmmm … a blazer. Looked like I got off easy that time. She was two doors down when it dawned on me. “How do you know the right size?” I yelled. “It’s a 4x4 Chevrolet Blayther … fully loaded with cruth control,” she yelled back, while knocking on Tryfiak’s door. I watched John and Diane jump out of their bedroom window and begin running down the beach toward Morgan’s Point. I knew this kid had to be stopped, but I couldn’t help but wonder if “fully loaded” included a cassette player with automatic rewind or what? And guess what 32-yearold Kelly Beck does today? She works for a leading-edge pharmaceutical company in London, Ontario, in sales and … and her new territory is … wait for it … India. Today, India, tomorrow the planet. The kid is alright.

Legal Matters:

How to Prepare for a F.I.R.P.T.A. Related Sale By Kathleen G. Moriarty, Peters & Moriarty, Attorney and Counselor at Law

Legal Matters is a regular column intended to address general legal concerns. Since every client walks in the door with a different set of circumstances, you should not rely on this column to provide specific legal advice. If you are in need of specific legal advice, please consult with an attorney; he or she will provide advice that is unique and tailored to your legal needs.

books. On Nov. 11, students will learn about Japanese stab binding, a traditional Asian stitch ideal for binding single sheets of paper in soft covers. Finally, on Nov. 18, students will discover the art of longstitch binding, a technique used for sewing together the sections of a book without glue. CCAC members can enroll in the entire series for $130 or $50 per session, and non-members for $135 for the series and $55 for each session. Coming in December of 2013, additional classes will be offered on the art of printmaking, glass mosaic, sewing techniques and more. For full class descriptions or to sign up today, visit the Education section at www. or contact Courtney Blackmon Mealy at 716-372-7455 or courtney@ The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the creation, presentation, and appreciation of the arts in the Southern Tier. Located in Allegany, NY, CCAC is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, regional businesses, and members and donors.

As we approach peak buying season in Ellicottville, there are a few issues related to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) that I think might be helpful to know going into a sale. I should preface this article by stating that tax-related questions are often very specialized and may require individual consideration. Any substantive tax questions require the advice of a CPA or an attorney who holds a Masters in Tax Law (ML, Tax) in addition to her Juris Doctorate (JD). FIRPTA requires foreign sellers to report their capital gains and other income on real property with the IRS. The requirement is a burden placed on the buyer to withhold 10 percent of the purchase price, to be transferred to the IRS and then refunded to the seller if the 10 percent is in excess of the actual tax owed. No withholding is required however, if the home is a residential purchase, the purchase price is not more than $300,000, and the buyer plans to use the property for at least half of the time the property is actually used by any person during each of the first two 12-month periods following closing. Fortunately, most property

sold in Ellicottville is residential. As long as the purchase price is no more than $300,000 and buyer will use it more than half the time it’s used, the seller will avoid withholding. In the event that buyer cannot meet these exceptions, there are a few procedural steps that parties can take to prepare for a FIRPTArelated sale — and hopefully reduce the withholding amount and the amount of time the money is actually withheld. As soon as a foreign seller accepts an offer to purchase from a buyer, the seller should complete and file with the IRS an application for a withholding certificate (IRS Form 8288-b). The application is a request to lower the 10 percent withholding, and the IRS usually responds to the request within 90 days. Although it is buyer’s obligation to withhold, it is seller’s obligation to inform buyer of a pending withholding certificate. He should do this by providing the buyer or his attorney with a copy of the application as soon as possible but absolutely prior to closing. If seller provides proof of application, buyer’s attorney is still required to withhold the 10 percent but doesn’t need to remit the amount until she is noticed that the certificate has been either denied or issued. Once the certificate is issued or denied, buyer’s attorney has 20 days to remit the amount indicated by the IRS — either the 10 percent, if denied, or the lesser determined amount, if

issued. Without written confirmation of, or a copy of, the application for a withholding certificate, buyer’s attorney is required to withhold and remit the full 10 percent within 20 days of closing. Seller must then wait until the following winter to file a tax return with the IRS. It is important for sellers to apply for the withholding certificate as soon as they have a signed contract and to inform buyers that the application has made; both parties need to put their attorneys on notice so that the proper post-application paperwork is prepared in anticipation of, and after, closing. FIRPTA-related concerns are increasingly common in Ellicottville and the Southern Tier as we see more and more Canadian property owners. As such, Peters & Moriarty is in the process of organizing a seminar for property owners in the area. Seminar presenters will include Canadian and American CPAs with extensive cross-border experience. Although our website is in the process of being updated, please check back in November for seminar dates and locations.

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notch service and facilities.” Leading the rankings are “lifts” at number one and “service and on-mountain food” at number two. “Dining and après ski” ranked third, “lodging” ranked fourth and “off-hill activities and access” ranked fifth. “Weather” ranked number six and “family programs” ranked number seven. Holiday Valley’s lifts

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Make New Memories with Your Family at Pumpkinville

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Get Your Orange On and Enjoy an Area Tradition by Alicia Dziak

As the countdown to Halloween begins, time for enjoying the sights are sounds of fall will be gone before you know it. If you’re looking to pack in as much fall fun as possible, Pumpkinville is your place. And what better time to go than this weekend, when special fall festivities are planned each day! According to Pumpkinville’s website, “Pumpkinville enjoys the claim of being the oldest original pumpkin farm in New York State. In fact, research shows it might be the oldest continuously operated pumpkin farm in the United States. In the early 1960s, Joe and Helen Halloran’s teenage sons, Tom and Dan, planted a few pumpkins and people stopped by the roadside to buy them. Over the years, they began adding more pumpkins, displays and buildings to the farm. In 1996, the Hallorans entrusted Pumpkinville to the Pawlowski family. Since then Dan and Diane and their children, Lisa and Jim, combined their creativity with hard work to grow Pumpkinville into the tourist attraction it is today.” As Pumpkinville has grown over the years, so has their fan base, and to many, fall just isn’t fall without a stop at Pumpkinville. Its ever-expanding lineup of attractions includes See Pumpkinville page 4

Elllicottville Quarterly Review

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Summer Festivals, Events, Keep E’ville Lively and Lovely A Reflection on Fall Festivals Past and Future

By Jann Wiswall

It was a fabulous summer in Ellicottville, no matter how you look at it. The weather was spectacular, the farms and gardens were bountiful, and volunteers pulled out all the stops to dress the village in gorgeous summer blooms. Residents and visitors alike found plenty to keep them busy and entertained throughout the region — from biking, hiking, fishing and canoeing to shopping, dining and enjoying the always great entertainment at area watering holes. From an economic standpoint, things were looking pretty great, too. Hotel bookings and other overnight stays for third quarter (JulySeptember) 2013 were 11 percent higher than in 2012, according to Brian McFadden, executive director of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. “This represents an all time record for this time period, and things are only going to get better,” he said. This trend may be attributed to indications that the national economy is beginning to recover from the recession, but it also may be attributed to the collective efforts of area business leaders, area governments and others who are determined to make Ellicottville a four-season destination.

by Mary Fox

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Valley gets muchh off Of course, Holiday lid ll the credit for this growth with its determined expansion of its fair-weather activities — from golf and the three-pool complex to Sky High Adventure Park featuring the Aerial Park, the Mountain Coaster and its newest addition, the Climbing Forest. Sky High had record crowds this summer, and bookings for meetings, conferences and weddings continue to increase as the resort adds to its already impressive list of amenities. But Ellicottville’s many festivals and events are drawing bigger crowds into the area, as well. “The third biggest reason people travel on weekends is to attend festivals,” McFadden said. From July through September, Ellicottville organizations and businesses host festivals and weekend-long events that draw literally thousands of people from miles around. Beginning with the Independence Day weekend’s Summer Music Festival and the Ellicottville Rodeo, and throughout the month with the New York State HOG® Rally (new in 2013), the Americana Folk Art Fair and the always popular Jazz & Blues Weekend, there is something for everyone with all kinds of See Ellicottville Quarterly Review page 7

Need Jerky? Dom’s Butcher Block has You Covered

By Jann Wiswall

You know you love ‘em. Those perfectly spiced and smoked beef jerky strips from Dom’s Butcher Block are one of your favorite protein snacks on the slopes or anywhere else all year round.

Thanks to hard work and a Cattaraugus County grant, there should be no shortage of these delicious treats now that Dom’s has purchased a new, top-of-the-line smoker. “We were running through 2,000 pounds of jerky a year, along with 3,000-4,000 pounds of beef sticks, but we couldn’t keep up with demand with just one smoker, especially during peak weekends last winter,” said owner Ken Auteri. The need was obvious, but the funds to purchase a second smoker were not in the annual budget, so the shop looked to a county program for assistance. That program, the Cattaraugus County Small Business Development Corporation’s Micro-Grant Program, helps businesses with five or fewer employees obtain the resources necessary to help them grow and improve their profitability. New and existing businesses may apply for the program, which is focused on See Dom’s Butcher Block page 6

On May 12, 1975, at a regular meeting of o the Ellicottville Chamber C of Commerce the t idea of Fall Festival was w presented to the chamber c by Heidi Rounds R Widger (then owner o of the Adventure Bound B Ski Shop with husband h Chris). The purpose was to “stimulate mulate our economy by attracting as many people to Ellicottville as feasible.” This landmark meeting helped set the village on a course toward being “on the map” as a thriving resort town. The event was purposely named Fall Festival to promote it as a family event, not to be confused with Oktoberfest, which has a very different and unwanted connotation from the intended Fall Festival. Widger proposed that Fall Festival would run on a Saturday and Sunday in October when it would coordinate with Holiday Valley’s and HoliMont’s open house weekend, the Columbus Day holiday in America, the Canadian Thanksgiving and the peak season for fall foliage.

Fall Fest 1987: Les Fox was president of the E’ville Chamber and John Burrell was the head of the Festival

Sixteen general ideas were proposed as possible events and exhibits to run on that weekend including an antique show and sale, a juried art show and sale, an antique auto show, live entertainment, food concessions, children’s activities, a quilt show, arboretum tours, petting zoo,

ind industry exhibits and he helicopter rides. A sk swap and chairlift ski rid rides, parties and live en entertainment were also to take place at Holiday Va Valley and HoliMont. Food concessions we were limited to or organizations within the tow of Ellicottville to town he them raise money help fo their purposes and keep for th money in the area. Outside the ve vendors wishing to participate ha to be sponsored by a local had or organization and were required to donate a portion of their pr ts to them. profi For the first two years of Fall Fe Festival, merchants were asked to donate toward the cost of ad advertising and other expenses as associated with the festival. By the third Fall Festival, the project had accumulated enough income to be independently financed and became a three-day event with the addition of Monday. A special Fall Festival paper was published by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and circulated to 7,000 addresses consisting of the mailing lists of Holiday Valley, HoliMont See Reflection on Fall Festivals page 3

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Cleanup of the old Signore metal manufacturing plant at 55-57 Jefferson Street is nearing completion, according to David Chiazza, executive vice president of Iskalo Development Company. The site, which was designated a Superfund site by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) back in

1986 19 when the property pr was still owned ow by Signore, was wa found to be contaminated co by low concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (V both in the surrounding su soil and an groundwater. Both Bo public and private pr drinking water wells were w contaminated “due to spills, leakage and other plant operations,” as noted in the DEP’s Interim Remedial Measures (IRM) work plan. Over the years, Signore undertook a number of statedirected studies and IRMs designed to protect the water supply by installing interceptor wells and connecting 34 residential properties to the municipal system.

When the property was being purchased by Iskalo Development Company in 2007-2008, additional environmental studies were done to assess ongoing issues, and further soil and groundwater contamination was detected. Iskalo applied to the State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) for assistance; its application was accepted in January 2011. Since then, Iskalo has followed BCP’s requirements for remediation. Over the summer, contaminated soil and several underground tanks were removed and replaced with clean fill. According to Chiazza, “soil and water monitoring will continue for several more months” until the DEC determines that the site is no longer contaminated and its See Signore Site Clean Up page 7

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and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. Every year since then attendance and attractions grew. The first profits realized from Fall Festival were used to purchase a new ambulance for the village. In 1977, a Fun Run was organized with prizes for 12 different categories for a $1 entrance fee. The Antique Show and Sale was “acclaimed the most popular area show.” In 1987, Les Fox, president of the Chamber of Commerce was reported saying, ”the festival has drawn 20,000 to 30,000 people in past years. No winter weekend can compare to it.” Fall Festival is one of a long line of events taking place in Ellicottville since its beginning 175 years ago. Agricultural fairs, political rallies, Fourth of July celebrations, centennial celebrations, old home days

and horseracing being just a few. Looking back to 1937, John H. Northrup, speaking at the Ellicottville Centennial Celebration said, “Ellicottville has long been renowned as a center for great celebrations. She has always attracted great crowds and has been remarkably free from the disturbing elements that usually accompany large gatherings of

people. This has been frequently commented upon by outsiders. Apparently, the spirit of friendship and goodwill manifested by the townspeople attracts the better classes of visitors from elsewhere, who have uniformly been orderly and well behaved.” As we look forward to another successful Fall Festival, we can be proud that tradition has marked it with the spirit of friendship and goodwill of the townspeople to our welcome guests. The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the village have implemented changes each year to improve Fall Festival. In return, said Brian McFadden, executive director of the chamber, “We expect visitors to treat the village as their own and enjoy their stay in the most wonderful village in Western New York.”

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As Western New Yorkers, we are lucky to have so much art and creativity around us, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s especially exciting when we are fortunate enough to have a local artist and writer share her talents through the power of a new childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book. Wende Essrow, a special education teacher by day, is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Paintbrush Dreamer,â&#x20AC;? a beautifully written book that features numerous paintings by Essrow. After moving from her home in Kenmore to a more rural setting in West Falls, Essrow was amazed to find that the view from her studio window strongly resembled a painting she had created 15 years before. This, combined with her love of nature and some encouragement from her family, inspired her to write â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Paintbrush Dreamer,â&#x20AC;? which follows her journey from young artist to present day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I grew up in a family where creativity was encouraged,â&#x20AC;? Essrow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My father always made up stories, and I just thought every parent did that. I did the same with my own kids, and so now, as adults, my children really encouraged me to write. I had created a couple books that featured my photography, but I really wanted to do one that incorporated my paintings,â&#x20AC;? Essrow said. Once she completed â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Paintbrush Dreamer,â&#x20AC;? she approached the owner of a longstanding independent bookstore in Buffalo to seek his opinion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I figured if he liked it, it was worth pursuing,â&#x20AC;? she said. He did like it, and gave her the names of some local publishers, which led her to the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s publisher, Rock Paper (Safety) Scissors, a division of Buffalo Heritage Press. According to Essrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;The Paintbrush Dreamerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a story of an artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifelong dream of having an art studio in the forest coming true. It invites young children to learn to see the world from a wildlife artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sensitive and passionate

point of view. This book asks parents, grandparents and children to connect with the natural world. Hear the birds, look for rabbit tracks in the snow, and embrace the colors of each season. Fall in love with morning, and look for surprises like a blue jay feather between blades of grass. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Paintbrush Dreamerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; simply reminds us to slow down, enjoy the outdoors, and celebrate beauty with a dream in your heart and a paintbrush in your hand. It is a call to action for young artists and seekers of all ages to dream, explore, and create.â&#x20AC;? Although Essrow has worked in oils and various other mediums, her favorite has always been watercolors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can still picture my first set of watercolors,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was blown away by the 30 colors in the set and have been painting ever since. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always loved their transparent quality and how one color bleeds into another. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very natural.â&#x20AC;? Essrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love of nature shines through in her paintings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I see something in nature, I memorize the color pattern and will write notes about what captures my heart,â&#x20AC;? Essrow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see something so magnificent and painting is the only way to get it out of my system. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my way of saying thank you to nature.â&#x20AC;? When asked what advice THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE AND THE TOWNS OF ELLICOTTVILLE, GREAT VALLEY AND MANSFIELD,

Wende Essrow with grandson Ethan at the book launch at the BurchďŹ eld Nature and Art Center in West Seneca .

she has for budding young artists, Essrow replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paint and compose what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re compassionate about, and what makes you feel happy and excited. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get discouraged, and if the direction changes during the process, go with it. Let your painting lead you and your ideas evolve.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Paintbrush Dreamerâ&#x20AC;? is a local treasure sure to inspire young children to follow and achieve their own dreams. The book is currently available in several Erie County public libraries, as well as the Albright Knox gift shop and the Burchfield Penney gift shop. The book is also sold right here in Ellicottville at Alexandraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located at 10 Washington St. Support a local artist while presenting your favorite child with the memorable and lasting gift of a unique book. For more information, visit www. VOLUME 2 ISSUE 30



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entrepreneurial training program presented locally. In the Business Basics course, you will learn how to write a business plan, find your unique selling perspective, accounting basics, employee issues, taxes, pricing, file a “doing business as” form, marketing, and how to fill out county, state and federal forms. Participation in the Business Basics course is the first step of eligibility to apply for a business loan of up to $30,000 through Cattaraugus County’s Microenterprise Development

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educating business owners about how to write business plans, and understand the basics of business accounting, pricing, selling and reporting. Once participants complete the six-week educational program, they may be eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 per year to fund projects that they can show will enhance their businesses and support future growth. Tyler Auteri, co-owner of Dom’s with parents Ken and Annette, took the lead on the county program. After doing the coursework, it then took another six weeks to write the formal business plan and grant proposal. “I learned a lot about running a business and understanding the market,” said Tyler. “The process required a lot of research about the specific equipment we needed and how it would help grow our business, but I also had to show how improving our business would also benefit the county by bringing in customers and generating sales tax income.” The grant proposal that Tyler submitted not only documented that Dom’s would be able to keep up with demand for its smoked products including beef jerky, beef sticks, sausages and bologna, but also would enable the shop to add to their assortment of other smoked goodies, such

as turkey drumsticks, spare ribs and chicken. In fact, those turkey drumsticks are already flying out the door. “Since we opened in October 2010, we’ve seen steady growth, not only during the winter tourist season, but also year round,” said Ken. “This summer, business was way up over last year, and we expect this fall to be even better with the addition of our new products.” Part of this growth can be attributed to the shop’s determined focus on the smoked products niche. But, Dom’s is much more than that. The butcher shop is and always

has been selling the highestquality meats sourced from the best farms around. The Auteri’s attention to customer service — whether you’re stopping in for a couple of freshly cut pork chops for dinner or need something special for an upcoming event — is a draw all its own. And, with the recent partnership with D’Avolio’s, a Lewistonbased specialty purveyor of fine olive oils and vinegars, there are even more reasons to visit Dom’s. For information, visit www., or call (716) 699-MEAT (6328).

If you are a homeowner, there is a tax-saving opportunity you won’t want to miss. If you own a house, condominium, cooperative apartment, manufactured home, farmhouse, mixed-use property (including apartment buildings, but only the owneroccupied portion) and it is your primary residence, then you may be eligible for Basic or Enhanced STAR (School Tax Relief) exemptions. This fall, the New York State Tax Department passed new legislation requiring all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the State. This initiative was instituted to protect New Yorkers against inappropriate or fraudulent STAR exemptions. By now, homeowners should have received their Basic STAR exemption letters from the New York State Department of Taxation with their unique STAR code. The letter also included application instructions for Basic STAR for 2014 and subsequent years. Most STAR recipients save several hundred dollars annually based on their property’s assessed value. Exemptions may vary based on property location, a recent municipality reassessment, the level of assessment of the individual municipality and the

annual adjustment based on the rate of inflation (Enhanced STAR only). In order to continue receive your STAR exemption, you are required to register before Dec. 31, 2013, if you are a resident homeowner and currently receive the Basic STAR exemption. Homeowners will not need to register in order to receive their 2013 STAR exemptions. Once you register, you will be in the system and will not be required to reregister each year. If you are applying for Basic STAR for the first time, you are not affected by this new registration procedure and will still use form RP-425 to be filed with your local assessor. Seniors who already receive the Enhanced STAR exemption will need to continue to apply annually or participate in the Income Verification Program in order to continue receiving this annual exemption. The register, go to the Tax Department’s website at www. using your STAR code. If you have lost your STAR code, you can retrieve it through an online lookup or by calling the Tax Department at (518) 457-2036. The online registration process will ask you a series of questions in order to process the application. If you are unable to register online, call (518) 457-2036 during business hours (Mon–

Fri, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.). The Tax Department will send homeowners additional reminder letters in December 2013 and January 2014. Basic STAR has no age restriction and applicants must have an annual income of $500,000 or less. This income limit applies to the combined incomes of only the owners and owners’ spouses who reside at the property. To qualify for Enhanced STAR, you must be age 65 or older. For jointly owned property, only one spouse or sibling must be at least 65 years by Dec. 31 of the year when the exemption will begin. The income limit is $81,900 and applies to all owners, and any owner’s spouse who resides at the property. Income eligibility in 2014 is based on income information from the 2012 tax year. Income means federal “adjusted gross income” minus the “taxable amount” of total distributions from individual retirement accounts or individual retirement annuities (IRAs). You will find special eligibility rules for seniors, residents of cooperative apartments, manufactured home parks, nursing homes, trusts and life estates at www. special_eligibility.htm.

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WILMA the Woolly Bear Weekend is a new event created by the Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism of Cattaraugus County that we hope will become a yearly one! The buy local/shop local, family-orientated expo event, WILMA — We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans — will include items handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by our local artisans, crafters and manufacturers. It is being held rain or shine Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little

Valley, N.Y. We have several special events planned during the weekend. On Saturday at 11 a.m., County Legislators Norm March and Howard VanRensselaer will announce WILMA the Woolly Bear’s winter weather prediction. A kids’ corner will be available the entire weekend where the children can enjoy making crafts and coloring with our staff while you shop. Dream It! Do It! will be at the event with activities for the children and information for the adults. There will also be a coloring contest for the kids. On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., we will hold a drawing for vendor

gift certificates. There will be something for everyone! Currently scheduled to attend are: David Christian - rubber mats from recycled tires Nancy Bowers - dolls and blankets Ed Marsh’s Toys and Gifts wooden toys and gifts KMM Native Designs - native jewelry and hand painted items Register Graphics - printed media Ideal Tool System - John-eBar and other items Hippy Sac - hip bags and purses Deb’s Pieces - knitted, crocheted, and sewn items Ken VanDeWalker handcrafted jewelry Rachel Nine - totes and bags NC Originals - hand-sewn accessories Milk House Country Crafts wood crafts and floral wreaths Snyder Manufacturing Mr. Ratchet screwdrivers and domestic energy resources Prince Charmings handmade little boys’ apparel Goode Girls - goat milk soaps For additional information, please join the WILMA Woolly Bear Weekend Facebook group by going to https:// WILMA.Weekend/ or contact Lenora Leasure at (716) 9382311, We hope to see you there!

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For the fashion conscious, Flurry has opened at 12 Monroe St. The new boutique carries unique, casual-contemporary clothing and accessories that you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anywhere else, and new items are introduced every Saturday throughout the year. Hours are Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monday from 10:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. In addition to new retail shops, Ellicottville is seeing a housing boom. Infrastructure construction for the first phase

of WestMont Ridge, the new development at HoliMont, is nearing completion; closings on the sale of the first 20 single-family lots are on track for the end of this year. Glen Burn Trail, a new 38unit townhouse development

located off East Washington Street in the village next to the Ilex Inn, is under construction, with infrastructure and an initial block of townhomes nearing completion. And the old American Locker site at 1216 Martha St. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; right behind the expanded Ellicottville Brewing Company â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has been purchased. The new owners plan to construct two apartment buildings for seasonal rentals on the centrally located property. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more good news for residents and visitors alike: Recreational Trail Support Grows: Momentum continues to build for the proposed Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a traffic-free, trail connecting businesses, the local school district, resorts and other points of interest. Development of the master plan for the project is well under way and a grant application has been submitted to the Transportation Enhancement Program of the State Department of Transportation. Additional fundraising continues. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;conceptualâ&#x20AC;? map of an approximate route for the trail will be available for viewing at the Trail Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booth near the Village Gazebo during this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fall Festival.

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interests. At the end of the month and into August, the Cattaraugus County Fair draws thousands more into the region, followed by the Taste of Ellicottville and Rally in the Valley. Then, of course, September brings us Rock Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Weekend and the opening of Pumpkinville. With all this activity, it is no wonder that new businesses continue to locate in Ellicottville. The new Tim Hortons Ellicottville location opens Friday, Oct. 11 in time for Fall Festival revelers. The CafĂŠ and Bakery at the intersection of Routes 219 and 242 will offer its delicious coffees, baked goods, sandwiches and salads and will be open 24 hours.

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got snow? Fillmore Dr. and Parkside Rd. near the Village Park. The building, formerly owned and still partially occupied by the Cooperative Extension Service, was taken over and renovated by the Town of Ellicottville, primarily in order to provide handicap accessibility for the courts. In addition, the Town Center features a large, renovated auditorium space that is available for private parties, weddings, meetings and events â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with direct access to the gorgeous, 8-acre Nannen Arboretum. Ellicottville Central Schools Renovations:

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paperwork is completed. Iskalo is keeping development ideas for the site close to the vest. Chiazza says its focus has been on cleanup over the past year. While there have been many conversations

with area business owners, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a deliberate and conservative developer,â&#x20AC;? and want what works for the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the course of the next year, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start looking again

at prospects,â&#x20AC;? he said. A portion of the property currently is zoned for medium density residential development. The rest is zoned for industrial development.

Healthy Cattaraugus County: A Drug Free Coalition Promotes Education and Awareness of Underage Drinking By Eva Potter

We all know about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving, but what about the risks of underage drinking? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Healthy Cattaraugus County (HCC): A Drug Free Coalition comes in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Healthy Cattaraugus County (HCC) Drug Free Coalitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose is to prevent underage drinking in Cattaraugus County and to promote healthy alternatives for youth in grades 9-12,â&#x20AC;? explained Anne ConroyBaiter, coalition marketing chair and executive director of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. HCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;foster the collaboration of resources to create a community where all youth can develop into caring, healthy and productive adults without the problems created by underage drinking.â&#x20AC;? Healthy Cattaraugus County Coordinator Catherine Speroni said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;HCC came out of the realization from our Prevention Needs Assessment Surveys in 2009 that Cattaraugus County has a significantly higher state and national average for underage drinking.â&#x20AC;? Conroy-Baiter said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also working to actively

increase awareness in adults of the legal ramifications of providing alcohol to minors. An extensive marketing campaign â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Your life. Your choice. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has been launched with events, a website, social media, surveys, youth engagement, and advertisements designed to educate, inform and empower.â&#x20AC;?

HCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know the Risks. Step out from the Rest. Find Alternatives.â&#x20AC;? Their tag line â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Life. Your Choice.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is designed to empower teens and young adults to take control of their decisions and encourage positive alternatives. According to Speroni,

in March of 2010, Healthy Cattaraugus County: A Drug Free Coalition submitted a grant request for a Strategic Planning Framework â&#x20AC;&#x201C; State Incentive Grant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were awarded the grant in 2011 for $831,000 over a 3 ½-year period to reduce underage drinking in 9-12th

grade using environmental strategies,â&#x20AC;? said Speroni. HCC has teamed up with other coalition leaders from 12 sectors in the county including business, media, parents, youth, law enforcement, faith based groups, tribal officials, local government, educators, healthcare, civic or volunteer groups, and other youth serving agencies. The ultimate goal is to educate the underage sector in Cattaraugus County to make smarter, healthier choices. To help spread the message, HCC is currently scheduling Prevention Needs Assessment Surveys in all 14 of the area schools. It also utilizing CAReS, Inc. prevention specialists who do programming in the contracted schools to promote HCC. The HCC coalition is also working with law enforcement for enhanced party patrols to keeps residents educated and safe from the dangers associated with underage drinking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like readers to know that HCC is not here to police Cattaraugus County,â&#x20AC;? said Speroni. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal is and will always be to elevate knowledge regarding the benefits of healthy living through healthy activities

reinforcing the obvious dangers of underage drinking and all that that entails.â&#x20AC;? HCC is conducting a training series to educate all sectors regarding Your Life. Your Choice. In this series, they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;holding retreats and utilizing local resources, such as AKT Academy, to promote team building skills, selfcontrol and respect.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for the youth in this county to know there are many fun and healthy options to drinking alcohol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many great, positive things to do in our county. Holiday Valley, for example, is nationally ranked in the top five for ski resorts on the East Coast. We have richness and beauty in our county â&#x20AC;Ś and there are things to do. We just need to be reminded of them and take advantage of what is naturally ours,â&#x20AC;? said Speroni. If you would like to become involved in HCC or just learn more about our mission and goals, please call 716-3735202, ext. 520, or email info@ More information is available at www.yourlife-yourchoice. com.

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October 12 & 13 Fall Fest Weekend Ellicottvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest and largest Festival takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Unique foods, an art and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.

October 19 1st annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) Expo Highlights items that are handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by local artisans and manufacturers at Catt Co Fairgrounds. (716) 938-2311

Nov 2 & 3 East Otto Country Fall Open House 3 Art Studios open their doors for their annual open house. Mill Street Gallery in Ellicottville, and Hog-Shed Studio Pottery and Brookside Studio Watercolors in East Otto.

October 12 Fall Festival 5K Run 10am start.

October 19-20 Autumn Chairlift Rides Chairlift rides up and down the Spruce Lake Quad.

November 3 2013 Great Pumpkin Shoot Benefit will support the Genesis House of Olean. 12-3 pm at Besecker & Coss, Olean. 716-372-0565

October12-13 Autumn Chairlift Rides Noon - 4pm, Mardi Gras quad $2 per person. Live music and a cookout at the top of the hill. October 13 Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race Cyclists from several states around toe the line for the season ending mountian bike race at Holiday Valley! October 13 Story Hour in the Sacred Grove 11 am and 3 pm at Griffis Hill Gardens at Griffis Sculpture Park. Free. October12-14 Fall Festival at Pumpkinville October 18-19 Sky High Night Crawlers 2.5 hour climbs beginning at 6pm. Headlamps provided $39 per person. Reservations required. 716-699-HIGH

October 19 Annual Indian Foods Dinner 716-945-2047 October 25-26 Sky High Night Crawlers Fright Night 2.5 hour climbs beginning at 6pm. Reservations required. 716-699-HIGH October 26 South Daytonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Make A Difference Day Movies, games, crafts, Halloween costume contest and A Taste Of South Dayton. October 27 Little Valley HallowScream Spooktacular Pumpkin Derby, Costume Parade, Monster Dash and Indoor Trick or Treat Trail. 1-7 pm. October 31 Halloween Trick or Treat Party at the American Legion, sponsored by the Rotary Club 6-8 pm, Games & prizes &Costumes encouraged

October 19 Wines and Wags Event at Winery of Ellicottville Fall fundraiser to benefit the Cattaraugus County SPCA.

Book Club - meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The October 9th book is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Runawayâ&#x20AC;? by Tracy Chevalier. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group! Growing With Music Class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Classes will meet at the Library on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. This music and movement class for pre-

school age children is designed to facilitate developmental skills through the magic of music. Children play various rhythm instruments, use their imagination and sing old-time favorites while sharing special moments with a parent. For more information, contact Terri Steinbar at 257-9619. September Book Sale - Our annual fall Book Sale will has begun and will continue until mid-October. The sale is open during the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal

November 2 Guiness Book of World Records Group Headstand Record Break Attempt

Nov 8-9 Brewmasters Dinner & Annual Beer and Wine Festival Holiday Valley November 22-23 Christmas in Ellicottville 1-800-349-9099 November 30 Amahl and the Night Visitors at Springville Center for the Arts 3pm and 7pm. A crippled boy recieves a Christmas miracle when the 3 Kings visit unexpectedly before they make their way to the nativity. www. December 7 Ellicottvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 Christmas Stroll and Living Nativity Among the many events is Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival, and the day is concluded with a Living Nativity. Art Roscoe Trails Allegany State Park The park offers 18 hiking trails. Or bike along miles of paved trails. (716) 945-0523.

business hours. We have some great donations of newer books as well as some of the classics.

Religious Services â&#x20AC;˘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 â&#x20AC;˘St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville Washington and Jefferson Sts. 945-1820 Services 5pm Sat â&#x20AC;˘St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville 6360 Rt. 219 East, 699-2265 Worship Sat 5pm, Sun 10:30am Sun Sch. & Adult Bible Study 9am

â&#x20AC;˘United Church, Ellicottville Elizabeth and Elk Sts. 699-4003 Sun Sch, begins in Sept Worship, 11am â&#x20AC;˘First Baptist Church, Great Valley 5049 Rt.219, 945-4629 Sun Sch. 9:30am Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm â&#x20AC;˘United Methodist Church, Great Valley 5242 Rt. 219, 945-4375 Sun Sch. 10am, Worship 11am â&#x20AC;˘Solomonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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) November 12 Cattaraugus Village (2nd Monday) October 14 East Otto (2nd Tuesday) November 12 Ellicottville Town (3rd Wed) October 16, 6pm Ellicottville Village (2nd Monday) October 14 9 6pm Great Valley (2nd Monday) October 14 Humphrey (2nd Monday) October 14 Little Valley Town (2nd Monday) October 14 Little Valley Village (2nd Tuesday) November 12 Mansfield (3rd Monday) October 21 Otto (3rd Tuesday) October 22 Salamanca City (2nd Wednesday) November 13 Salamanca Town (2nd Tuesday) November 12

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Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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.

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0 Mountain Gate 5 acres. Town-maintained road. Super views. Close to town/slopes. MLSS#B419069 $42,500

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Local Lifestyles of Ellicottville and the Local Area

Section C FALL FEST OCTOBER 11-17, 2013

Have You Heard About the New Alpaca Adventure Trail? Plan an Adventure Now that you know what they are, you can hit the Alpaca Adventure Trail to the delight of visitors young and old as you follow the map at (seach for Alpaca Adventure Trail map) to visit eight of the region’s premier alpaca farms. Be sure to take your camera, because your drive will lead you along some of the prettiest country roads in the area. Oh So Soft Fiber Alpacas are very tame and gentle animals and are often considered extended members of the family. Get close and pet one. They’re just about the softest animals on the planet! Alpacas are bred for their fiber, which is luxuriously fluffy and silky to the touch. Some of the farms on the Alpaca Adventure Trail have farm stores where you can purchase gorgeous sweaters, stuffed animals, gloves, scarves and many other alpaca products. You can even buy natural or hand-dyed skeins to knit into your own creations. Alpaca fiber is naturally warmer than wool or cotton, hypoallergenic, naturally flame resistant, and provides insulation even when wet. It’s considered one of the most luxurious natural fibers. Alpacas are typically sheared in the late spring without causing injury. Their fiber naturally comes in more than 20 colors and is sought by spinners and weavers around the world. The Alpaca Lifestyle When you follow the Alpaca Adventure Trail,

Regional Farms Welcome Visitors By Eva Potter

Every year, the last weekend in September is designated National Alpaca Farm Days when regional alpaca farms open their doors to visitors, and this year the Ellicottville Times added a new local twist — the Alpaca Adventure Trail. It’s a fun way to experience many of the region’s alpaca farms, learn about the alpaca lifestyle, purchase incredibly soft alpaca products and get to know these gentle creatures. It’s a great way to spend a day outdoors with your entire family. Wait … What’s an Alpaca? Not to be confused with llamas, even though they resemble them, alpacas are domesticated South American camelids native to the heights of the Andes Mountains. They were highly cherished by the ancient Incans and played an important role in Incan culture. The first alpacas arrived in the U.S. around 1984 and the population stands at about 150,000 on farms scattered across the country. Alpacas are very gentle animals with an easy disposition that require minimal fencing. They grow to an approximate height of 36 inches, weigh 100–200 pounds and have an average lifespan of 20 years.

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Let Your Smartphone Do the Walking

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Welcome to Ellicottville, let the adventure begin! You’re only a click away from navigating new adventures. To help make your decision easier, why not use one of the dozens of apps available on your smartphone?

Do you have an adventurous spirit? More into shopping? Of course there’s an app for that! Want to learn more about beer and wine tasting? Ready to settle down with family and friends at one of our great restaurants but not sure which one to choose? A simple app will solve that problem for you. To make your stay in Ellicottville more enjoyable and fun filled, there are numerous smartphone apps to help you navigate this adventure town. And they’re all free! If you want to spend most of your vacation outdoors, look no further. The No. 1 hiking app, MapMyHike, is available on iPhone, Android and Blackberry. I advise anyone that loves running, biking or walking on trails to download this. It uses your phone’s GPS to log See EVL Smartphone Apps page 6

East Otto Country Associates

Holiday Open House November 2-3

in the Heart of Ellicottville By Alicia Dziak

Ellicottville is now home to a fabulous new cheese shop. EVL Cheese Company is located at 5 Washington St., in

the plaza next to Kwik Fill. The company’s tag line of “Sliced from the Cuba Cheese Shoppe” is very fitting. EVL Cheese Company is owned by Sarah Bradley, whose parents, Jeff and Jane Bradley, have J owned Cuba Cheese Shoppe o since 1991. Cuba Cheese has become a staple in Western New York. According to their web Y site, “The current Shoppe continues to promote Cuba c Cheese. They sell over 300 C

by Jennie Acklin

We are fortunate to live in an area where driving is a pleasure this time of year. There is no rush hour, no honking horns, and only an occasional traffic light or stop sign. The scenic hillsides are just waiting for their first dusting of snow. No malls, no crowds, just a quiet afternoon drive. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Then why not spend an afternoon on a relaxing drive to East Otto Country where the East Otto Country Associates are hosting their 27th annual Holiday Open House on Nov. 2–3. This group of talented artists will welcome visitors to their studios 10 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. The group is comprised of artist members Elliott and Michael Hutten of Hog-Shed Studio Pottery, Robyn Zephyrs-Clark of Brookside Studio Watercolors and, new for this year, local artist Barbara Fox of the Mill Street Gallery. Hog-Shed Studio Pottery marks their 31st year of working with clay to produce lead-free, functional stoneware pottery that is safe for the dishwasher, microwave and oven. If you’re wondering about the name, well, it is what it sounds like, or it was at one point, a hog barn. Elliott and Michael live on a quaint farm in East Otto and have turned one of the old barns into the most charming artists’ studio around. Once you’ve parked your vehicle, you walk down a winding walkway past gardens and barn wood buildings, to the front door of the studio. First entering the working pottery studio, you are in for a real experience to watch Elliott turn a solid mound of clay into a finely crafted finished piece. Hog-Shed specializes in highfired stoneware clay including functional and decorative pieces like mugs, bowls, casseroles, teapots, plates, vases and more. Elliott uses simple tools, a slab roller and potter’s wheel to make her professionally crafted pieces. According to Michael, “We don’t use toxic materials in our glazes or in our clay, and our products are very functional and durable.” Just off the working studio, is the gallery See Holiday Open House page 4

varieties of domestic, imported and local cheeses, gourmet foods, gift baskets, gift items, kitchen wares, cheese curd, salt rising bread and more. They have added a wholesale truck delivery service and deliver to over 140 stores in the Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania areas. A fund raising department was started in 1994 and over 100 organizations participate in this program. The mail order See EVL Cheese Opens page 5

The Kinzua Sky Walk Experience photos by Eva Potter

By Victoria Detmering

EVL Cheese Now Open

By Eva Potter

It was a gorgeous, topdown, convertible kind of day in the mid-70s with a gentle breeze—a rare and perfect Indian Summer day in October. The kind of day where you drop everything and head outside to enjoy every last ray of sunshine. So, my husband and I, along with some friends, set out on a trip to Kinzua Bridge State Park to experience the Kinzua Sky Walk, which opened to the public in September 2011. Many visitors — old and young — enjoyed that afternoon’s festivities. With cameras in hand, we walked the length of the ramps leading to the viaduct towering 301 feet above the valley floor. Walking along the railroad tracks, I experienced a very freeing and safe feeling unusual for someone with an anxious reaction to heights. It was a sun-dappled day that illuminated the brilliant leaves of fall’s changing palette. As we continued to wander outward onto the viaduct closer to the center of the valley, it was interesting to watch

children with parents, couples with dogs, older folks with canes and riding scooters all taking in the view. We all came out to this place for a common reason — to experience a slice of history created on Monday, July 21, 2003, when an F1 tornado with speeds of 71–112 miles per hour assaulted the Viaduct from three sides. This caused the iron anchor bolts to fail, ripping 11 of the viaduct’s 20 towers from their bases, scattering them about like pickup sticks. The six that remained standing on the south side, now make up the Sky Walk. There was lots of clicking and posing for the cameras with the

destruction in the background amidst the backdrop of fall’s gorgeous foliage. It was hard not to wonder how this viaduct, an engineering feat of its time over 100 years old, was built. Constructed in 1882, the – Kinzua Viaduct was highest railroad bridge in the world at the time, built to access McKean County’s coal, timber and oil resources. It stood 301 feet high and spanned 2,053 feet, making it the highest and longest railroad bridge in the world at that time. It was once billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” In 1900, it was rebuilt using steel to replace the iron structure, with notable exception of the iron anchor bolts, to accommodate heavier trains. It continued as an active railroad bridge until 1959. In 1977, the Kinzua Viaduct was declared a National Engineering Landmark, and from 1987–2002 excursion trains crossed the viaduct. But in 2002, an inspection uncovered extensive rust and it was closed to trains and pedestrians. Only one fateful year later, the tornado would turn much of the bridge into See Kinzua Sky Walk page 4

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Routes to Art Annual Event on Nov. 16 This holiday season, there’s no better way to find unique gifts and to support local artisans than to shop the fourth annual Routes to Art Holiday Sale on Saturday, Nov. 16. Produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, the Holiday Sale moves this year to the new Lodge at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville and runs from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Anne Conroy-Baiter, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, stated that the new location is perfect for a holiday sale. “We are so thrilled to welcome visitors to a new venue for this year’s event. Holiday Valley has been so welcoming and supportive of our regional artists and the new lodge overlooking the slopes will provide a stunning backdrop for the Holiday Sale,” said Conroy-Baiter. “Instead of shopping in a mall from store to store, shoppers can make

their way from booth to booth finding handcrafted, one-of-a kind, affordable holiday gifts.” The sale is made up of participating artists in next year’s 2014 Routes to Art open studio tour. Now in its seventh 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 17-18, 2014. Regional artists like Sean Huntington, Barbara Fox, Ellen Paquette, Debra Eck, Penelope Minner, Elizabeth Jankowski, Keith McKale, Robin Zefers Clark, Elliott Hutten, Dawn Lombardi, Nance Jackson, John Balacki, 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, pottery, ornaments, as well

as paintings, stained glass, basket weaving, woodcarving, photography and more. The Routes to Art program 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., call (716) 372-7455, or email info@

Catholic Health and Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (BCH) are again teaming up to strengthen healthcare in southern Erie County with the transfer of Catholic Health’s primary care services from its Springville Primary Care Center at 27 Franklin St. to the Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care Center, located within the hospital at 222-224 East Main St. in Springville. “This is a tremendous opportunity to expand primary care services at the local level where they are needed most, while affiliating more closely with Catholic Health,” said BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen. “Catholic Health and Bertrand Chaffee Hospital have shared an affiliation agreement since 2009, enabling our organizations to collaborate on programs and services that benefit patients throughout southern Erie

and northern Cattaraugus county and enhance care throughout the region,” said Joe McDonald, president & CEO of Catholic Health. “This latest collaboration is another example of ways we are working together to strengthen community-based health services to better meet the healthcare needs of area families.” Located less than a half-mile from Springville Primary Care, the Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care Center offers a wide variety of services ranging from pediatric and adult care, to geriatrics and wound care. The center recently welcomed Edwin Heidelberger, MD, Ph.D., to its medical staff. A well-respected physician in the Springville community, the addition of Dr. Heidelberger will enable Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care to serve more patients throughout the area.

“Bertrand Chaffee and Catholic Health share a common goal — to ensure that area residents continue to have access to high quality health services,” said Timothy Horner, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Board president. “We look forward to welcoming patients from Springville Primary Care and will work hand in hand with Catholic Health to make this transition as smooth as possible for everyone involved.” Catholic Health will continue to operate a Community Based Outpatient Clinic for the Veterans Administration at the Franklin Street site. All other patients at Springville Primary Care will be given the opportunity to transfer their care to the Bertrand Chaffee Primary Care Center or another provider of their choice. Richard Ruh, MD, senior vice president of Service Lines for Catholic Health, said, “Families throughout Springville and the Southern Tier will continue to receive uninterrupted primary care services in their own community, while we focus our efforts on improving access to specialty services within Catholic Health to improve the overall health of this community.”

Headstands for Humanity Looking to Break Guinness World Record A group, headed by Mike Paterniti, called Headstands for Humanity has sprung to life recently, and they are going to attempt to break the Guinness World Records record for most people doing simultaneous headstands. The event will take place at Holiday Valley in less than a month. If you’re interested in participating in the event on Nov. 2, 2013, visit www. for more details or to simply see all the things they have going on! The world record is 246 people doing headstands, but the group is aiming for more than 400 participants, so start practicing. We invite all individuals, school groups, athletic teams, organizations, clubs, yogies, businesses, etc. to participate. Donations for participants will be $10 per applicant or through voluntary pledge drive

donations from you and your personally named Headstand Pledge Team and members. All donations from the event participants and teams will be accepted the day of the event. Pre-registration is best, but not required. Go to www. and click Event/Registration. Registration the day of the event will begin at 11 a.m.


The group is finalizing plans with a few local children’s charities (to be announced soon) that focus on new and fun outdoor activities for underprivileged and less able kids, as well as the H4H’s 30 Day U.S. Headstand Tour 2014, to raise more awareness and money for our cause on a broader scale.

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Food Bank of WNY: How Government Shutdown Affects Agencies The Food Bank of WNY serves Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties and fights hunger one day at a time. How does the federal government shutdown affect their agencies? As our country grapples with the uncertainty the government shutdown creates for the lives of millions of Americans, our economy, and our nation as a whole, the Feeding America network is deeply concerned

about the negative impact the shutdown will have on millions of Americans that are food insecure and the programs that help them feed their families. With millions of people in communities all across our nation still struggling to recover from the recession, our food banks and the agencies they work with see firsthand the impact our nation’s struggling economy continues to have. The number of people seeking

emergency assistance from the Feeding America network of food banks has increased 46 percent from 2006 to 2010, and our food banks continue to struggle coping with sustained high demand and not enough food to meet it. While the administration just released contingency funds to help cover WIC program costs through October, states may not be able to provide vitally needed food for women and

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children through WIC if the shutdown is prolonged. Other senior nutrition programs like Meals on Wheels do not have funding during the shutdown. While the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has funds and authority to provide benefits through October, beyond that it is unclear if benefits will continue. We all have a vested interest in working together to ensure that our neighbors and friends in need have nutrition assistance programs available to help them get back on their feet. We need our elected officials to remember the impact of a government shutdown on our most vulnerable citizens and to work to find a timely solution. Help Your Community by Donating to the Ellicottville Community Food Pantry Located at the United Church

matter has a dry sense of humor, such as “Recess,” a group of dairy cows around the water trough. Her “Grandcester” paintings are a wonderful way to preserve beloved old photos. Robin has a magical way of breathing life into a treasured photo or image by transforming it into an original watercolor painting that is sure to become a prized family heirloom. Robin and her husband Tom built the studio building in 1989. The setting is tranquil and serene, set next to a lovely landscaped pond, with their home on the opposite side. Contact Brookside Studio at (716) 257-9790, or visit www. for directions to the studio, which is located at 8363 Maples Rd., (CR#13), Otto, NY. A few more miles down the road, on Mill Street in Ellicottville, you’ll find Barbara Fox’s Mill Street Studio and Gallery. Barbara is known for her amazing, lifelike watercolors and coin face designs she has created for the U.S. Mint, and she’s added another medium to her lineup — oils. As many artists’ do, Barbara wanted to explore a new technique to express her images. But the new medium came with a few challenges that

couldn’t easily be remedied in her home studio. Oil paints require longer drying times and require proper ventilation, which recently lead Fox to open this working studio and gallery. “I needed a larger space to work on larger paintings. And I didn’t like the odors of oil paints and their related solvents in my home,” said Fox. “I’d painted there last year, and knew it was a pleasant and comfortable space to work, and easily accessible for visitors.” In addition to providing a wonderful gallery space for Fox’s paintings and prints, the Mill Street Studio and Gallery provides much needed work space. Fox’s son, Trevor Brachmann, creates fantastic gemstone jewelry and displays his pieces there as well. For more information, contact Barbara Fox at (716) 699-4145, or visit www. for directions to the studio, which is located at 42 Mill St., Ellicottville, NY. At the end of the day, you’ll have explored some of the area’s finest artist studios and hopefully found some treasures or gifts you can’t live without, and had a nice drive in the country. Each studio will offer refreshments and some holiday treats, so the day couldn’t get much better than that.

What can you do to help? According to Annie Widger, Director of the United Church’s Food Pantry, they are already feeling the squeeze from the Food Bank due to grant cuts from earlier this year. “Local community involvement is key to keeping the Food Pantry’s shelves stocked, ” said Widger. She has created a Halloween event, “Trick or Eat Drive, where trick-or-treaters are encouraged to bring a canned good to the Food Pantry at the United Church of Ellicottville, 53 Elizabeth St. “Purchasing an extra Thanksgiving turkey and donating it to the Food Pantry is another way, whether it’s for your Canadian holiday, or your American holiday,” continued Widger. “We have lots of freezer space and can keep them until we are ready to distribute our traditional Thanksgiving Day meals. Call (716) 699-4003 for more information.

Dr. Thandla Welcomes Patients in Salamanca and Olean by Eva Potter

When your kids are sick, all you want is for them to get well. Under Dr. Srinivas Thandla’s care, you can be assured he and his caring staff will do everything they can to make that happen. One visit to this pediatric office will leave you with a comforting sense of security by his expert staff. Dr. Thandla’s quiet and calm manner, coupled with his compassionate and dedicated nurses, quickly put their young patients at ease. An online review by the parent of one of his patients wrote, “Dr. Thandla is very sweet, gentle and kind. My children adore him and actually look forward to going to the doctor! He always takes time to talk with you and doesn’t rush you. He’s wonderful! Cannot say enough good things about him!” His offices see patients through the age of 18, at which time they are transitioned to primary care physicians. “My specialty is the treatment of premature babies as well as chronic childhood illnesses,” he said. Dr. Thandla, who has more than 20 years’ experience, has been practicing in the area since 2000, when he opened his first office in Salamanca, N.Y. In 2007, he took over Dr. Samera Alwan’s pediatric practice in Olean. After graduating from

Holiday Open House showroom, so full of shapely and colorful pieces, you’ll be intrigued by each different collection of pottery. Elliott has special color patterns, such as Oneida oak, October jade, gypsy green just to name a few, and you can add to your own collection year after year. Elliott said, “Many of our customers have become good friends throughout the years, so I look forward to each Holiday Open House as a chance to see old friends and make new ones. I am constantly amazed at how many people return year after year to add to their pottery collections and purchase gifts for others.” You can contact Elliott and Michael at (716) 257-9549, or visit for directions to the studio, which is located at 8420 Maples Rd., (CR #13), Otto, N.Y. Make a stop at Brookside Studio Watercolors where Robin Zefers Clark tells stories with her brushes when she creates original watercolor paintings, portraits and commissioned works. She also sells limited edition prints, reproductions, and note cards. Robin’s favorite subjects reflect rural life in the region and include local farms and landscapes, as well as “interesting faces and places.” Some of her chosen subject

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Bangalore University in India in 1988, where he was a gold medalist for best outstanding pediatric resident, he came to the U.S., where he completed a three-year residency in pediatric hematology and oncology, as well as one-anda-half years in bone marrow transplants at Children’s Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, both in Buffalo. He said, “I was inspired by one of my professors to go into pediatrics. Dr. Thandla is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric hematologyoncology, which makes his perspective on pediatrics very thorough. His specialty areas are immunizations, newborn care and pediatric hematology. His practice also caters to mental health, ADHD, autism and behavioral issues, he said. Dr. Thandla is also a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, in Rochester, N.Y., and keeps that status current. His affiliations with Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., and many professional connections at Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, mean that your child can quickly be put in touch with the best specialists in the area should the need arise. Julie Elsigan, RPA-C, with 15-20 years’ experience has worked with his offices since 2007 and specializes in adolescent gynecology. Megan Crosson, PNP, has also worked with him since 2007 and knows her patients well. Dr. Thandla is on call most days outside of regular

Dr. Srinivas Thandla office hours, which is always reassuring to a parent with a sick child. He said, “I know most parents want to speak with their doctor, not another doctor on call.” Dr. Thandla gladly makes himself available for free appointments with expectant mothers so they can ask questions and tour his offices. He is also thinking of expanding his practice into educational classes for parents about childhood asthma and breastfeeding. Extended hours in both offices are also in the works, possibly staying open until 7 p.m. in Olean and until 8 p.m. in Salamanca. Dr. Thandla and his wife, Dr. Sushama Kotmire, a family physician and obstetrician, have two sons and one daughter and live in Allegany. The Olean office, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, is located at Holiday Park Centre, 2636 West State St. Call (716) 373- 8181. The Salamanca office, open Tuesday and Thursday, is inside the Center for Regional Excellence at 4039 Route 219, Suite 103. Call (716) 9450368.

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twisted metal and change the face of the valley’s landscape, because the iron anchor bolts that weren’t replaced during the bridge’s reconstruction gave way. But nature has a way of healing itself over time, and in the ensuing 10 years, many changes have taken place in the Kinzua Creek Valley that was once shaved bald by the tornado. Now, when you peer down into the valley, you can see where nature has begun to repair the scars left behind. Fallen trees have become

habitats for all sorts of small wildlife and tender plants are thriving. As we strolled along the viaduct’s pedestrian walkway flanking both sides of the railroad tracks, our group periodically stopped, mesmerized by breathtaking landscape. At the end of the Sky Walk, a spacious, octagonshaped overlook treated visitors to the vast expanse of nature as far as they eye could see punctuated by the bright blue sky. Looking over the railing was an interesting experience, but

the real eye-opener came when standing over the 12-pane, glass floor looking straight down the “tunnels” formed by the support towers’ legs. One little girl laid down, her face tightly pressed against the glass, determined not to miss even one little detail of the depths below. Another young boy gave the blocks a “real” test by jumping up and down and hard as he could. Luckily, it passed. The second outlook over the valley is located downhill from the main ramp to the Sky Walk down a short path that winds down the steep hill. This one featured another large platform providing an entirely different perspective looking up at the side of viaduct, which really punctuated its height and magnificence. This is truly a sight to behold. It’s a great place for a family day trip and picnic. Kinzua Bridge State Park and the Kinzua Sky Walk are located about 49 miles south of Ellicottville via Route 219 at 1721 Lindholm Dr., Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit http:// or call (814) 9652646.

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business has greatly expanded to include an in -house mailing list of over 80,000 customers across the United States.” “I soon realized there was a market for this in Ellicottville,” Bradley said, who joined the family business in 2011. Although the connection between EVL Cheese and Cuba Cheese is clear, Bradley is quick to point out that EVL Cheese is “not Cuba Cheese Part Two.” While EVL Cheese offers some of the same products, it also differs in many ways. “The stores are in two totally different markets,” Bradley emphasized. While touring the store, she pointed out various items geared toward visitors to the town. Since EVL gets a lot of international traffic from our neighbors to the north, certain products are offered with Canadians in mind, while others are geared toward locals. “EVL Cheese has a service case, which holds the high end cheeses that can be cut,” Bradley explained. “In addition, EVL Cheese offers a variety of other local products, from maple syrup and honey, to bread, pottery and artwork. We want to encourage local products that fit this store.”

In addition to this local flair, EVL Cheese boasts a bulk food section and a spreads case offering hummus, dips and more. With sprawling cases of over 225 different cheeses from around the world, EVL Cheese has a huge selection. “Of course we have the famous Cuba Cheese Shoppe New York State Cheddar, as well as smoked cheeses, bleu cheese, brie, cheese curd, and Old York spreads, among others,” said Bradley. For those looking for a tasty appetizer for their next party, EVL Cheese has got you covered with their cheese tray service. “We will work with customers, give recommendations and completely customize a cheese tray, and have it available for pickup or delivery,” Bradley

said. EVL Cheese will also be offering gift baskets for the holidays, pre-made or customizable. Besides its prime location in the village, EVL Cheese offers easy, off-street parking for the store. “This is a walking town, but I also have a perishable product, so the parking is huge,” she said. “So far, people seem really happy we’re here. There’s nothing like this in Ellicottville and it really fits the town.” Stop into EVL Cheese this weekend and stock up on some deliciously unique food items — perfect for hiking, biking or just hanging out in EVL during Fall Fest. EVL Cheese is open daily from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information, call (716) 6991065.

Blessing of the Animals

By Mary Fox

Pets come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing they have in common is their ability to bring out the best in people. Their companionship is a blessing for which they deserve the best we can give them. On Sunday, Oct. 6, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held its fourth annual Blessing of the Animals service for more than 20 pets. Pastor William Kay led the animals’ people in prayers and Bible readings, and the dogs, cats and a bunny were honored with a special blessing asking for Devine care for them. “Pets are truly gifts,” said Pastor Kay. “They give us unconditional love.”

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Springville Players’ Season Begins with ‘The Drawer Boy’ Miles, a young Toronto actor visits the Ontario farm of Morgan and Angus, two fifty-something World War II vets, to research farm life for an original play. Comedy turns to concern as Miles digs deeper than expected. The two bachelors, friends since childhood, live an uneasy balance. Angus, nicknamed “The Drawer Boy” because of his artistic skills, suffers from brain damage sustained during the war and has lost his memory. The real story of the war is hard to discern but through Miles’ prodding and playwriting, layer after layer of the truth is revealed. Based on a true Canadian story of events from the 1970s, this award-winning drama is directed by Don Wesley and stars Rick Manzone, Richard Sweet and Mitchell Brownell. Sets were designed by Robert Sorensen. One of North America’s

most often-produced dramas of the past decade and a half, “The Drawer Boy” takes the stage at the Carol Mongerson Theatre at 37 North Buffalo St. in Springville, Oct. 24-26 and Nov. 1-2 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Opening night, on Thursday, Oct. 24, will feature a talkback with the director and cast

and is “Pay What You Can With a Can.” Patrons may pay any amount with the donation of a leftover canned good for a local food pantry. Tickets are available for $12 general, and $10 for students and seniors, by calling (716) 592-9038 or online at

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Health & Fitness: muscles consists of the inner thigh and the muscles that aid the leg in movement away from the body found in the hip and back of thigh. You can work these muscles in a side lying position. Lie on your side with your top leg bent over the bottom straight leg. With control, raise the bottom leg up keeping the foot horizontal and leg in line with upper body. You can also work these muscle groups while standing by holding onto a chair/ski pole for controlled leg swings forward and back and side to side. Of course, strengthening your core is essential if you want to ski well and reduce your chance of injury. Performing any of the exercises stated above should be done with your core muscles tight and contracted. Planks are overall strengtheners and can be done in many variations. Remember to keep your abs tight and body as straight as a board. These simple pre-ski exercises can be done just about anywhere and without equipment. They get you in great shape and will help to prevent injuries, achy muscles and Jell-O legs during the upcoming ski season.

by Kim Logel

Hopefully, you aren’t thinking about getting yourself into shape once the snow starts to fall. This just does not leave enough time to truly train and prepare for the slopes and terrain. Getting ready for ski season means pre-ski exercises that will get your muscles in shape and get your heart beating as well. In this way, your body will be prepared for even more challenging and punishing slopes. Here are three great preseason exercises that you can do regularly throughout the year and can be completed without a gym or even equipment. #1 High Stepping – High stepping is like what you see in a marching band. It is excellent training for your legs, since it puts demands on all those muscles that don’t normally get used. It’s like doing deep knee bends in reverse. You do not need to consider anything special to do high stepping. Simply stand in one spot and pull one knee up, almost to your chest, and then back down as you raise

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the other knee. By doing this quickly, you’ll be working your legs, core and aerobic capacity as well. #2 Downhill Running – Downhill running works an entirely different set of muscles than uphill running and calls for more balance and coordination as well. Even a small hill with a slight grade can help to get you prepare your body for the upcoming snow season. Run directly downhill or zigzag around obstacles for added work and benefits. In some cases, it may be good to use a weighted backpack to increase the resistance and workout. Be careful to add weight/resistance gradually so that you do not risk injury. #3 Adductors and Abductors – These are the

Alpaca Adventure Trail Alpaca Adventure Trail Awaits Take a relaxing Saturday or Sunday, fill your gas tank, pack up the kids and head out for a day filled with alpaca fun. Farms included on the Alpaca Adventure Trail are A Slice of Heaven Alpacas in Randolph, BearKat Alpacas in Humphrey, Cardinal Acres Alpacas in Little Valley, Kendall Creek Farms Alpacas in Bradford, Pa., Lady Song Farm in Randolph, Mager Mountain Alpacas in Little Valley, Sugartown Farms Alpacas in Ellicottville, and VanDyke’s Alpaca Ranch in Great Valley.

Jesus Spoke About... “…You refuse to come to me, that you might have LIFE.” The Bible speaks of three kinds of life, physical (body), psychological (soul) and spiritual (spirit). Jesus said that He alone is the source of spiritual life. We are all born with physical and psychological, but we lack spiritual life unless we are “born again”, or “born from above.” Jesus said “you must be born again”. The man he spoke this to was a very religious man, but was very confused by this saying. Whether you are religious or

Most farms are open on weekends, but it’s always good to call before arriving. A Slice of Heaven Alpacas (716) 358-5242 BearKat Alpacas (716) 699-6682 Cardinal Acres Alpacas (716) 307-4582 Kendall Creek Farms Alpacas (814) 362.4561 Lady Song Farm (716) 499-0383 Mager Mountain Alpacas (716) 938-9077 Sugartown Farms Alpacas (716) 307-2634 VanDyke’s Alpaca Ranch (716) 581-0724


irreligious, “spiritually” minded, or secular in viewpoint, Jesus’ words stand. What did he mean? Let’s talk about it. Open Discussion Meetings are held every Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m. and 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 7:00 p.m. through November.

Meetings are held at: THE REYNOLDS HOUSE 52 Jefferson St. Ellicottville Hosted by Will & Lois Lowry

For more information call 257-9192 or 258-8710.

Group Builds and Maintains Most Area Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails If you’re even a little bit interested in mountain biking in Western New York, you’ve heard of the Western New York Mountain Bicycle Association (WNYMBA). And if you’ve heard of WYNMBA, you may also know that WNYMBA and its members are responsible for the construction and maintenance of almost all of the trails typically ridden by mountain bikers in this area. What you may not know is that virtually all of these trails have been hand built — that means no mechanical assistance at all. Over the years, our spring and fall trail workdays have yielded a huge variety of world-class trails in several different areas of Western New York. Many of these trails are now “mature” and in order to reduce mud holes and prevent erosion need annual doses of TLC in the form of crushed stone and other hard construction materials. Up to this point, these materials have been hand-carried into the trails via wheelbarrows and buckets, sometimes for miles. WYNMBA would like to change that. We’re tired of wearing out our members and would like to join the

21st Century with some mechanical assistance in the form of a power wheelbarrow called a “Muck Truck.” It’s a great tool, but it’s expensive, so expensive in fact, that we can’t afford to buy it from general club funds. We’re looking at something in the range of $3,000. So, we’re asking for your financial help. PLEASE. If you’ve ever enjoyed mountain biking or hiking on any of the region’s singletrack trails, you know that you’ve already benefited from WYNMBA’s hard work, whether you’re a member or not. We’d like to ask you to “pay back” a little now for all that past and future fun. We’re not asking you to become a member (although we’d sure like that), but we are asking for donations to help buy our “Muck Truck.” Check this baby out at and please send a donation in any amount — $10, $20, $50 or $100 — anything will help. All donations are tax deductible

under our 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Here’s how to donate: 1. Go to our website and look for the “WNYMBA Needs Your Help” headline. Click on the “Donate Here” button and follow the steps to donate using PayPal. 2. If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to: WNYMBA, P.O. Box 743, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Make checks payable to WNYMBA and mark your check “Muck Truck Donation” and, if you like, you’ll be listed as a donor on our website. Show up on one of our trail days and you may even get a chance to “drive” your new purchase.

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you’ll experience farming of different kind. Alpacas require minimal care and produce many wonderful returns. When you chat with alpaca owners, ask them about how and why they got into raising alpacas and you’ll better understand the alpaca lifestyle. Many farms will be happy to educate you about spinning, felting, weaving, carding, yarn painting with alpaca fiber, as well as the annual hand shearing process. Take a walk out to the alpaca pastures. These animals are naturally curious creatures and will come to greet you.

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and track your hikes. You can even build an online hiking journal. The app picks finds your current location and gives you a list of trails in your area. It automatically syncs to your Twitter and Facebook and will also show you where your hiking companions are on the map. It even records your duration, speed and elevation. When winter kicks in and we have more snow than we know what to do with, head over to Holiday Valley or HoliMont. Just don’t forget to download AllSnow before you go. The No. 1 ski and tracking app is available on iPhone and Android. With AllSnow, you can instantly access snow conditions, offline trail maps and powder alerts. You can even track your course. Before heading out, make sure to check out local Ellicottville ski and board shops for all of your winter sporting needs. If it’s good food you’re looking for, look no further! Ellicottville has an array of restaurants in varying price ranges for everyone to enjoy. Since many of you will be visiting during our most popular weekends, download the app Yelp to get an idea of the kind of food they serve, before even heading out! With Yelp, you can search for restaurants nearest you and

narrow your search by prices and patron reviews. Use the app to make your reservation before heading out. Yelp is available for iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry. What if you’re in the mood to try a few different craft beers? Head over to the Ellicottville Brewery Company or any of Ellicottville’s fine bars for a refreshing beverage. I’ve included an app for those beer enthusiasts that still want to learn about our local brews or sample different types of beer. BrewGene is the app for you and it’s available for iPhone and Android. You can rate and tag what beers you have been drinking, set your own beer preferences, and the app will suggest different kinds according to your taste. Finally, you can use the beer finder to locate places in your area that carry that certain beer. And of course you can share your activity — this app is linked to Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Are you more of a wine aficionado? If so, head over to the Winery of Ellicottville where you can taste over a dozen different wines. Don’t be intimidated by the variety of choices. Just download HelloVino and you will sound like a pro. This app is literally your personal wine assistant

and is available through iPhone and Android. You can scan a picture of the label of the wine to get the ratings, food pairings and notes. You can even keep track of all your wine purchases. It also syncs to your location so it can assist you in finding wine shops nearby. Have your heart set on some great shopping? With over 20 stores to choose from, it’s hard not to find something for everyone here including great fall fashions, handcrafted jewelry, home accents, holistic massages, aromatherapy, ski and boarding gear, and health supplements. Remember to Google or better yet, head over to the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce for a village map and store directory. Don’t forget to check in with Foursquare and/or Facebook. You never know which friends you may run into while you’re here! To get the latest in entertainment, events and the most thorough local news reporting, download Ellicottville Times’ digital version and the 2013 Visitors’ Guide and Directory at www. Like the Ellicottville Times on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at EVLTimes.

Help Build the EllicottvilleGreat Valley Trail Ellicottville and Great Valley will have a new off-road, multiuse trail in the next few years, creating an easy way to access local businesses, schools, the library, government offices, parks, area resorts and other destinations.



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Please consider making a tax-deductible donation! Donations can be made online at:, or mail your check payable to: Community Foundation/ Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Fund c/o Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation 120 N. Union St., Olean NY 14760 Visit us during Fall Fest to view maps and information! Our tent will be next to the Gazebo

For more information: Visit and “like” the trail’s Facebook page ( Call Jennie Acklin at (716) 699-4062 • Call trail chairman Ken Hinman at (716) 474-8214

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Ellicottville, NY — With hundreds of miles of trails and an amazing après leaves experience that includes boutiques, shops, a variety of dining experiences and a destination brewpub, Ellicottville has no shortage of reasons for visitors to play and stay this fall. And now the historic village has added a new reason for anyone who enjoys taking pictures to visit, with the launch of its first ever Picture Yourself in Ellicottville fall photo contest. Open to both visitors and residents, the contest begins Oct. 3 and ends at midnight Nov. 3. This will be immediately followed by an open survey on the Ellicottville Chamber website (which will

also be used to showcase the photos) to decide the winners. “With our Picture Yourself in Ellicottville contest, we’re encouraging families and friends to not only take in our wonderful fall experience … but also share these experiences with everyone else,” noted Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce executive director Brian McFadden. “We’ve intentionally chosen three categories for this competition … Town Life, Outdoor Adventure and Sports, and Festivals and Events because they exemplify the many things to see and do in this area.” Whether you’re keen to take part in the contest or prefer to just take in the scenery, suggested fall activities

include: Town Life. Stroll around the village to admire the historic homes and experience the numerous unique shops and restaurants, all within a foursquare-block footprint. For food and beverage aficionados, options include visiting the destination Ellicottville Brewing Company brew pub, local wine sampling at the award-winning Winery of Ellicottville, breakfast at Dina’s Restaurant, lunch at Kabob Kafe and dinner at The Silver Fox Steakhouse. Outdoor Adventure and Sports. Take a chairlift ride at Holiday Valley up to the top of the mountain on October weekends and explore the mountain top lake and trail

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