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Volume 23, Issue 49 December 7, 2012

Mountain & Valley News Volume 23 Issue 48

Friday, December 7, 2012

WHAT A TREE! Serving Ellicottville & Central Cattaraugus County

ECS, Holiday Valley, Comes Together to Make the Holidays Brighter for Service Members


fter about 80 hours of planning, painting and preparation, Patty Watson brought another of her living art pieces to Holiday Valley, with the help of the Ellicottville Central School student body, Tuesday, Dec. 4. Watson, the creative mind behind Patty’s People Pictures, brought all of the students, teachers and administers at ECS out to Holiday Valley’s Tannenbaum Lodge for a little while to bring a bit of home, and a Christmas message to those that are fighting for or freedoms and liberties overseas. Over 800 people, ranging fmor Pre-Kindergarten 4-year olds to adult volunteers and staff of Holiday Valley, and M&T Bank, a sponsor of the event, came out in the unseasonably warm temperatures to create the image of a Christmas Tree on the snow. “I have had this project in my head for quite some

time,” Watson said, “I have shot these kinds of pictures on grass, sand and parking lots, some even at night. But, I have never shot one

on snow.” Watson started these art shots shortly after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. All of her pictures

bring together some sort of patriotic feel or are for a charitable cause, with few exceptions. “I wanted to do something that brings people together, and to teach kids some kind of patriotism,” Watson said. The tree created Tuesday not only had the seasonal message but is meant to show the students that they can always make a difference in the hearts and minds of service members over seas. “Shooting this on snow, I wanted to have a Christmas message, but also a patriotic message for the kids,” Watson said. “That’s why I decided to include the color guard and the flag ceremony.” The image of the living tree will be used to brighten the holidays for those overseas and unable to make it home to be with their families See TREE on page 2

Local Focus

John Burrell Jr.

Growing up in Ellicottville-Coaching in New England


ohn Burrell, Jr. is the son of John and Sheila Burrell, longtime residents of Ellicottville. John, Jr. lived in Ellicottville all of his youth, until he went to college. He grew up in the house where his parents still live, and was built by his Grandfather, upon returning from World War II. Burrell is a graduate of Ellicottville Central School, and attended the district for all of his career. “Actually, I went to Kindergarten and first grade in the 1887 Building,” Burrell recalled in an email interview, as he lives presently in Brunswick, Maine. Burrell is a defensive coordinator for Bowdain College football team, in Brunswick, Maine. After graduating ECS, Burrell went to college in Vermont, at Middlebury College. “I went to Middlebury to major in Economics, but I shifted gears and graduated with a degree in American Civilization. I didn’t know at the time that playing football in college would ultimately change any career plans I thought I had when I got there,” Burrell said, explaining his love of the sport of


football really took hold during his college years, but had probably been boosted during his high school years. “I started coaching at Middlebury in 1991. It was the season after my

[college] senior year. I coached at Middlebury for two seasons. My next stop was ECS. I was an assistant for Tim Bergan in 1995. In 1996, I left Ellicottville to become assistant coach at Western Connecticut State University. I was at WCSU for 16 seasons. From 2002-2011, I was the head coach.” Burrell told EMVN that growing up he played every sport available, he is also an avid fisherman and hunter. “I raced for Holiday Valley, played football since I was eight, played organized baseball and basketball, ran track in high school. I was also on the golf team for a year, and I loved street and gym hockey,” Burrell proclaimed, and also said his favorite sport memory growing up in Ellicottville was “Winning at Rich Stadium, in 1984 and 1985. The tremendous support of the community was amazing!” When asked about his favorite memories growing up in Ellicottville, See LOCAL FOCUS on page 2

Monday Night Entertainment in Ellicottville to go on Hiatus

The Reverend Jack Darvaset (sitting) and Deacon Dan jamming at the Church on MOndo Monday show at Madigan’s. hurch on MOndO Monday Facebook page Monday’ s to announce a sabbatical Reverend Jack from the scene. Taking Sabbatical To all Church On Monday nights in Monday fans: “It is with Ellicottville aren’t the a heavy heart that I’m busiest, but it is a night announcing, the LAST the restaurant workers Church on Monday SHOW and resort workers get will be Dec. 17th. Due to to relax a little and some personal issues, I enjoy the town, if they am unable to continue choose. For a decade or and need to take some so now the Reverend lengthy time off from the Jack Darvaset has been music world. I started performing on Monday this “show” on my own nights in two local many years ago and have establishments. He has made many unforgettable been strumming guitar memories with a lot and singing for locals and of awesome, talented visitors alike into the musicians, friends and wee hours of just about fans. I wholeheartedly every MOndO Monday. thank all those who have The Double Diamond supported me over the Bar and Grill was where years. Playing music and he became popular with entertaining have always his fans and has since been one of my favorite moved to Madigan’s and crazy passions in life and also started calling the I was honored to share it weekly gig, “Church On with all of you. Monday,” some still call “I am unable to give it MOndO, though. He a return date at this also signed on a lead time. I hope all of you guitarist to accompany will understand. Please his rhythmic technique continue to visit with almost a year ago, the Father Chad Neal, at Deacon Dan. The music Madigan’s. I hope to style is definitely uplifting return in the future. Until and fun, and the Reverend then, stop by Church on Jack always made the Monday, Dec. 17th for one crowd laugh several times last Communion, one a night. Recently the more song and one more Reverend Jack Darvaset See MONDO wrote a letter on the on page 2 Church on (MOndO)


Christmas Spirit has Arrived in the Village

hough the weather wasn’t as festive as Ellicottville usually enjoys this time of year, the Ellicottville Christmas Stroll was another memorable holiday event to treasure. The animals were beautiful, the singing was wonderful and the stroll was amass with a lot of kids from the area. Gwen Bush did another great job organizing the annual event, and EMVN gives her accolades for bearing the anticipation of mobilizing a zoo of young, animated, children. Parents were there to assist, of course,

but the systemizing takes careful consideration and patience. The gazebo/living Nativity drew a grand crowd for the singing of Christmas carols and narration of the Christmas story. The Sciara family portrayed the Virgin Mary, Joeseph and Baby Jesus beautifully, and the new town crier, Walter Wooderek definitely takes his role with pizazz and is a crowd pleaser as he now relieves Bob McCarthy of the position. Now we need the snow to fall and the season shall have an ideal start.

Top: The ECS Jazz band plays some Christmas Favorites at the Gazebo in the Village. Right: The Christmas Stroll Camel and handler that comes to the event yearly. Center Bottom: The Living Nativity Angels and Shepherds Surrounding the Holy Family. Bottom Left: Ellicottville’s Town Crier Walter Wooderek

Photos by Chad NEal

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Burrell brought up his peers, “I have so many great memories, it’s hard to think of just one. Most of my favorite memories involve friends. I have been blessed with many wonderful friends from Ellicottville. Today my closest friends are those I grew up with,” Burrell professed, and also brought up his employment in Ellicottville growing up, “My first paying job was handling rental skis for Mike and Jodie Timkey. I was a busboy, and later, a host at the Ellicottville Inn. I spent some time making knives and doing various other things at Burrell Cutlery. I worked at the village park for the summer after my senior year in high school and also worked at JD Northrup Construction, summers during college. And I bounced and tended

bar at Madigan’s after college.” He said, “I think I was still growing up then.” Burrell received a nickname at college that made it’s way back to Ellicottville, “Turbo.” A few of his close friends call him Turbo on occasion, when asked how he received the moniker his answer didn’t match the assumption it gives, “Sarcasm at it’s best,” he said, “Sophomore year at Middlebury, one of my friends thought that I slept a bit too much, so he started calling me Johnny Turbo.” Though he may not be a full time local now, every time he comes home to visit he still entertains the status. A New England college football coach from Western New York, Burrell hasn’t forgotten his roots. He shared his favorite thing about Ellicottville, “The history, which my family has been a part of since the village was first inhabited. Also, the unique atmosphere of growing up in a very small town in a rural area that has the good fortune of being a world class resort community,” Burrell stated, and answered the question, ‘What would you change about Ellicottville if you could?’, I would increase the vertical drop of the hills by about 3,000 feet!”


continued from page 1 (say it with me) CHURCH ON MONDAY!!” Sincerely, Rev. Jack Darvaset (a.k.a. Shad).” With that announcement, questions were arising about the artist and his answer will be announced upon his triumphant return. The Reverend told EMVN that he doesn’t want to be bombarded with questions, and he asked if everyone could be patient and let him take care of this hurdle. He plans on practicing during his hiatus and working on songs. He also will be painting as much as he can, as he is an artist of many talents. His apartment is a gallery of his work and they all are very interesting pieces to say the least. The Reverend’s partner on his Church on Monday show is Dan (Deacon Dan) Sargente. Dan told EMVN

that he is upset by the announcement because his passion is music as well. During the interlude there may be a couple substitutes along with the Deacon to subside the dependence some of the Church on Monday fans have. When asked about his favorite times at Church on Monday, Deacon Dan said, “Every night I’ve played there are, and always will, be my favorite times.” To keep in touch, and find out more about Church on Monday, join the Church on (MOndo) Monday Facebook page. If there are any concerns or questions please direct your questions to the Facebook page or to Father Chad Neal or Deacon Dan. Reverend Jack will be back, and wishes to relax for his time off. Viva la MONDO!

Great Valley Senior Group December Activities

The Great Valley Senior Group (including the towns of Great Valley, Humphrey, Salamanca, Ellicottville and Mansfield) will meet at the Great Valley Fire Hall on Wednesday, December 12. Lunch will be at 1 PM. Come early. It’s party time! Instead of the usual dish to pass, please bring “Party Fare”, appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, finger foods, etc. Plates, napkins, etc. will be provided. The Senior citizens Holiday Dinner at Ellicottville Central has been moved to Thursday, December 20, at 12:45 PM Contact the school at 699-2316 to make your reservations. There is no charge. All seniors are invited. The fruit baskets and plants for our shut-ins will be ready for delivery after our meeting. If you have any questions, please call Yvonne Darts at 945-4586. E-mail – Located at

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Above: The tree begins to assenble. Right: Getting ready for the big moment.

Photos by Chris Chapman

for the Holidays. Watson has created cards that will go to troops in combat theaters. Creating the image was a labor of love that took very little time, Watson said. “It took only seven minutes to get everyone to line up and make the image,” she said. “That is a record time for me.” But the real work took place the day before, while the students took time out of their school day to learn how to line up before the big day. Watson said she had a stencil on the gym floor of the school and had

the younger students come in and learn how to line up, followed by the older students doing the same. “I can’t get over the behavior of our young people,” she said. “The kids were fantastic. We had 20 to 24 4-year olds, Pre-K students. During the shoot, the were great. They did exactly what they were supposed to do. None of them ran out of the formation or anything.” Without cooperation from the school and other places, Watson said the event could not have happened. “I want to make sure

to thank M&T Bank for their help, as well as Holiday Valley, and the school district,” she said. “Without them, this would not have happened.” Watson will be taking a break from shooting these pictures until May. She has a couple to shoot at that time. She is not a stranger to the pictuers though, in the time since 2001, she has taken pictures that have received major acclaim. Five of her works are in the Smithsonian and one has been transformed into a mural that adorns a wall at the NFL Headquarters in New York

City. She has shot photos of as many as 3,000 and as few as 75 people. She would like to shoot one of 10,000, she said. While she has cards that will go to unspecified soldiers, those that know of a soldier that would love to have a card adorned with the tree can contact the Ellicottville Central School to place the request, Watson said. Not only will she make every attempt to get the cards to the soldier, but to the unit as a whole. If you would like to take advantage of this, call (716)699-2316.


The End (of the Mayan Calendar Cycle) is Nigh A Skeptical Ideology on the Theoretical Interpretations of an Ancient Carving

Most folks think that December 22 is going to come. The day before is, if you haven’t heard, supposedly a banner date in the epochs of world future. The Mayan calendar abruptly ends on December 21, 2012. Scholars and researchers, and a whole slew of other authorities, interpret an ancient circular calendar as having an ending on the date in question. This has ignited a superabundance of prophets claiming the mysterious first peoples of this continent knew about the future, somehow. Whether or not it is the end of the world, we will soon see and as most suspect-debunk in two weeks from the time this paper hits the shelves. There are many theories as to what will happen on the dreaded date and if we believe in history we have a few things to remember. There have always been seers claiming that, “The end of the world is nigh,” or so Anthony Ramire, retired sixth grade history teacher from ECS, told his class. There are many tales that have prophecies coming to light in them as well, but mostly in Holy Scriptures and legend. Historians have not been swayed by such

By Chad Neal claims pertaining to is on an orbit in the cycle the end of times. The of the Mayan calendar, but intellectual interpretation that has been debunked is scientific and logical and because it would be close follows the clues of history enough to see now, they and astronomy along with say. The internet has the ancient astrology of the plenty of interesting universe. The study of the articles on the subject, movements and relative and as all of it is primarily position of celestial bodies speculative it needs no part of astrology can be validation or notoriety. The categorized and charted value at this point can be and have been, which entertaining for those who the makers of the Mayan know December 22nd will calendar are believed and come and go and another proven in most circles, date will be chosen as the used. Using the charts in end of the world. And as the sciences and study it a small child I knew that shows a cycle of cosmic everyone dies and when I movement. The cycle thought about these weird does enter into new eras people with signs claiming after each one spent, as “The End is Nigh” it we hurdle in an outer occurred to me that for spiral arm of our galaxy someone it is true, maybe the Milky Way. We are even for a few folks who entering to a new age per saw the sign,but the rest of say, that places our star the world kept spinning. system into the realm The theories that of the cosmos that the are remotely viable are constellation of Aquarius the catastrophic earthly sits in our skies. There is events like earthquake a song about the ‘Age of or volcanic eruption or Aquarius’ in the musical other deadly naturally “Hair”. And it has a occurring disasters. Man positive message. could possibly unleash Some of the beliefs and geo-thermal nuclear war science fiction type notions and there hasn’t been involve an alien planet proof that the Mayans entering our dimension new about physics at that with a race of reptilians level. Maybe the global who are going to claim elite do have a plan and our gold for their own, they figure using the and they need it to live. Mayan calendar would Others believe the planet be fun and entertaining,

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but the majority of the people polled by EMVN believe nothing is going to happen that will change the daily routine here in our world. It is looming right around the corner and after the date we will see some change hopefully. An awakening that stirs the human race into not believing hype and believing in themselves. Sharing ideas to better our home, this bright blue ball just spinning free. A new beginning to a new cycle, because we all know this world does need to change. It is fact that plenty of people who love Ellicottville theorize that the calendar is foretelling of a serious dump of huge white flakes all over the hills of Holiday Valley and Holi-Mont. With luck and if Brian McFadden paid the snow gods off yet the season will be in full swing by the end of the Mayan calendar. The temperatures will give us the white Christmas we crave and allow the snowmakers to do their jobs. The year 2012 has done it’s damage and given its treasures and now we can all get a new Mayan Calendar and keep track from the beginning of it, instead of anticipating the end, hopefully. Founded as Special E Fects by Hank Dubey in 1989.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH Hurricane Sandy Red Cross Relief - Ellicottville Community Fundraiser - December 7, 7pm at Ellicottville’s Memorial Legion. Ham, Turkey and Steak Raffles, Chinese Auction and 50/50 raffles. No Admission, refreshments available! Monetary donations will be accepted at the door or can be delivered or mailed to Mary Klahn, Village Clerk. Please make checks payable to: Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief. Both volunteers to assist the evening of the fundraiser and donations for the Auction will be appreciated. For more info. or to volunteer - Mary Klahn at 716-450-4312 or Sheila Gallagher at 716-801-0522.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH Christmas Flea & Craft Bazaar - Sat., Dec. 15, 9am3pm at The Sparrows Nest, 15 N. Main Street (Route 353), Cattaraugus. Hosted by: Gemnaturals. Donations accepted for local food pantry. For info call: 716-578-1445 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH Salamanca Area Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Sun., Dec. 16, 9-11am at Salamanca Area Senior Center. Christmas Cantata “Once Upon a Child” - Sun., Dec. 16, 3pm - United Congressional Methodist Church, Salamanca

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AND 9TH Cookbook Sale - St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Salamanca MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH are selling church cookbooks - Sat., Dec. 8 at the Silver Bells Christmas Carol Performances - Mon., Dec. 17 - 6pm - SalArts & Craft Sale at the Seneca School - Center St., Sala- amanca High School & Middle School Bands & Choruses manca, 9am-4pm and at the United Congregational Methodist Church Arts & Craft Sale - Broad St., Salamanca, 10am-5pm TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH on Sat. & noon-5pm on Sun. Annual Christmas Lighting Contest - Tues., Dec. 18, 6-8pm - Salamanca Area Kiwanis Club SatURDAY, December 8TH The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania and the Keystone WED., THURS., FRI., DECEMBER 26, 27, 28 Girls Choir Holiday Concert at St. Bonaventure Universtity Holiday Luncheon at the Senior Center of Salamanca - Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30 pm at Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. - Wed., Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 26, 27 & 28, Noon - FREE TO PUBLIC! Holiday Craft Show - Sat., Dec. 8, 9am-4pm, Seneca Elem. School. Holiday Bake Off at the Craft Show, 2pm. Must RegON-GOING EVENTS & MEETINGS ister by Dec. 4 - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes awarded! Pick Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings Sats., 8pm, Franklinville Your Category!: Pies, Cakes or Cookies. Ruth Ann Zink: (716) Free Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St. 9485-7600; or Nancy Williams: (716) 945-1790; Alzheimer Support Group Meeting - Second Fri. of the month, 1pm, The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, Breakfast with Santa - Sat., Dec. 8, 9:30-11:30am at Myer’s Machias Campus. For caregivers and family members or Steakhouse & Inn. All the good little girls and boys are sure friends of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. Public is encourto enjoy this fun-filled morning with Santa Claus while eating aged to attend. For more info. 716-353-8516 their favorite breakfast. Audubon Center and Sanctuary “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” - Sat., Unless otherwise noted, all take place at the Audubon Center Dec. 8, 7-9pm - FREE Admission, Salamanca High School Aud. and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of A solo performance starring Mike Randall. The show is FREE Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. To learn more, call to all. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the performance begins at (716) 569-2345 or visit 7pm. • Little Explorers: “Ever Green, Evergreens!” - Sat., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Children aged 3 to 8 attend with a favorite SunDAY, December 9TH grownup for a nature lesson, walk, craft and snack. $7/$5 Homecoming Dulcimer Fest - Sun., Dec. 9, Noon at St. Paul’s Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations required by ThursLutheran Church, 6360 Route 219, Ellicottville. Christmas, day, December 6: call (716) 569-2345, email info@jamestownCrockpots & More. Enjoy music of the season and fellowship., or use the on-line form by clicking through the Donations of cookies welcome. Program Listing at Walk-ins welcome, but snack and craft materials not guaranteed. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH • Crochet Activism: Sat., Dec. 8, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn the hisThe Hobbit: There & Back Again Through Tolkien’s tory of crochet and the use of crochet to bring attention to an Middle-earth - presented by The Olean Public Library on ecosystem in peril. Then make your own crocheted basket Wed., Dec. 12, 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. from plarn (plastic yarn) that you will make from old grocery The Olean Public Library is located at 134 N. 2nd St., Olean. bags. $14/$10 Friends of the Nature Center. Limited class size. Reservations are required by Sun., Dec. 2: call (716) 569-2345, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH email, or use the on-line form Cattaraugus Community Action’s Santa Carnival - by clicking through the Program Listing at http://jamestownThurs., Dec. 13, 3-5pm at Cattaraugus Community Action Building. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and the Grinch will be on hand for photo-ops. Held at Cattaraugus Ellicottville Memorial Library Community Action, 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca Events • Night Sky Classes – We have the following three classes this year will include face painting, balloon animals, music, planned for this winter: (stay tuned for detailed descriptions and Mr. Scribbles for holiday fun. Every child leaves with priz- of each class in the upcoming weeks) es, decorations, toys, and homemade Christmas cookies and • THE NIGHT SKY - This class will meet from 7PM to 8:30 hot cocoa. Free and open to all community children. PM on Tuesdays, January 8th and January 15th. The fee for this class is $15. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH • METEORS, METEORITES, CRATERS AND COMETS Silent Holiday Wreath Auction through Fri., Dec. 14 at This class will meet at the library on Tuesday February 5th Community Bank, Salamanca Branch. from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. • LET’S TALK TELESCOPES - This class will meet on TuesSATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH day February 19th from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. 4th Annual Reindeer Day presented by the Salamanca • These classes have filled quickly in past years so register Historical Society - Sat., Dec. 15 - 10am-Noon at Victorian early. If significant waiting lists develop every attempt will be Pocket Park on Main St. The Salamanca Historical Museum made to offer repeat classes during March and April. gift shop has many unique and one of a kind items for sale in- • Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 cluding DVD’s, mugs, photos, books and old yearbooks. In addi- pm. The December 12th book is “The Time Keeper” by Mitch tion, many craft items, ceramics, and plants are also available. Albom. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more informaA spectacular basket raffle joins the room make-over raffle tion. and a 50/50 drawing to benefit the museum in the coming year • Copper Enamel Class – Due to the popularity of this class a and keep the doors open. Live reindeer and Santa Claus, free second date has been added - come join instructor Cathy Lacy candy canes and hot cocoa for the kids. A bake sale of Christ- on December 12th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm to make your own copmas goodies will be held that day as well. per enamel jewelry. There will be time to make several pieces including pins and pendants. Make one for yourself and one SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH & 16TH for a Christmas present! Class size is limited and is available Craft Bazaar & Auction - Sat. & Sun., Dec. 15 & 16 United for adults and children over 12. Cost of $5.00 to cover supplies. Congressional Methodist Church, Salamanca Please call the library at 699-2842 to register. • Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m


MEETINGS CALENDAR All meetings are at 7 PM unless otherwise stated Ashford - 2nd Wednesday) 7:30 Cattaraugus Co. Legislature - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Cattaraugus Village - 2nd Monday Centerville - 2nd Tuesday East Otto - 2nd Tuesday Ellicottville Town (6 pm) - 3rd Wednesday Ellicottville Village - 2nd Monday Farmersville - 3rd Monday Franklinville Town - 2nd Tues. (7:30 PM) Franklinville Village - 4th Thursday Great Valley - 2nd Monday Humphrey - 2nd Monday Ischua - 2nd Tuesday Little Valley Town - 2nd Monday Little Valley Village - 2nd & 4th Tuesday Lyndon - 2nd Tuesday Machias - 3rd Monday Otto - 3rd Tuesday Rushford - 2nd Monday (8 PM) Yorkshire - 2nd Monday Ellicottville CS Board - 2nd and 4th Tuesday Franklinville CS Board - 3rd Thurs. 2012 COUNTY PLANNING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE All meetings are held at 7 PM on the last Thursday of each month, at the County Center, 3rd Floor in the large committee room- 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY.,unless otherwise scheduled. All items/referrals to be placed on the Agenda must be received in the Planning Office no later than noon the Thursday prior to the meeting.

SEMINAR SERIES HOSTED BY GOACC’s membership committee - The seminars, held at the Chamber office, 120 North Union St., Olean, are FREE for members, with a $10 charge for non-GOACC members, but are limited in attendees. For more info. or to make a reservation, please contact GOACC at 372-4433 or email Dec. 12 - SELF DEFENSE Skills in Sixty Minutes. Jan. 16 - Leadership Skills 2013. Feb. 20 - LEGAL SURVIVAL Tips for Your Business in this Economy. April 3 - MARKETING Tips and Strategies. Hat & Mitten Tree at King Memorial Library in Machias. Asking for donations to this annual project - hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, etc. The items may be home made or purchased and will be given out starting Dec. 1 throughout the winter months where individuals in need can select items. For more info. contact the library at 716-353-9915. Christmas Village Exhibit - Salamanca Public Library through Fri., Dec. 21. Potluck Lunch At The Brooklyn Free Methodist Church - 9387 East Otto Rd., E. Otto the first Sun. of the month after the morning service. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend. Farmersville Fire Dept. Fish Dinner at Farmersville Fire Hall, Elton Road, Second Friday of each month from 5-8pm. Call 716-676-3346 for more info. Hinsdale Vol. Fire Dept. Monthly Dinners - Second Thurs. of each month 4-7pm, Hinsdale Vol. Fire Dept., Main Street; cost is $8; takeouts available by calling 557-2513. Memorial Library Of Little Valley Crochet Classes - the 2nd and 4th Tues. of each month from 7-9pm in the Community Room. Everyone is invited and there is no fee. Please bring a ball of cotton yarn, a G crochet hook, scissors, and a skein of your favorite color yarn. The instructors will be Linda McCubbin and the graduates of last years class. For more info. call 716-938-6301 or Linda McCubbin at 938-9430. Overeaters Anonymous - Sundays at 8pm - 4541 Route 219, Great Valley. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone welcome! 716-945-2683.

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Time for Eagles to Soar on the Court

Ellicottville’s winter high school sports season has started, but not the way the fall finished. The Eagles’ Boys Basketball team started their season with a loss to Cattaraugus Little Valley on December 4. The Eagles fell, 69-to-58, to the Timberwolves. In the loss, Phalla Musall scored 11 points and Steinbroner hit 18 points. The following night, the Eagles fell to CCAA III rivals Forestville, 41-to-35.

Franklinville Matmen beat Warriors On November 28, host

Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville defeated Salamanca, 42-37, in a CCAA wrestling match that opened the 2012-13 season. All of the Panthers’ wins against the Warriors were by pins. Devin Wesolek (113 lb., 1:46), John Willey (120 lbs., 1:12), Matt Bacher (126 lbs., 34 seconds), Brandon Winter (132 lbs., 18 seconds), Nick Winter (138 lbs., 1:21), Pat DeFoe (145 lbs., 3:56), and Carl Ratzel (182 lbs., 3:58) won by falls.

Left: Storm Wilson goes up for a tough shot, Bottom Left: The Eagles move the ball on offense. Bottom Right: Alex Steinbroner takes a shot. Right: Let’s hear it for the Ellicottville Basketball Cheerleaders! Thanks to Christy Wiser for the photos

Franklinville Places 7 Grid All-Stars Ten Broeck Academy of

Franklinville placed seven players on the 2012 Section VI DD Football League All-Star Team, which was announced on December 1. The Panthers won the Chuck Funke Memorial Consolation Game this season. Jamie Greiner, a junior linebacker, and Peter Kopp, a junior defensive back, were named to the first team DD Defensive All-Star Team. Seniors Christian Bingham, Trent Dingman, and Carl Ratzel were named to the second team AllStars. Seniors Eric Michaelis and Pat Defoe made the Honorable Mention team for the Panthers.

Franklinville Girl Cagers Beat Catt-LV On November 26, host Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville defeated Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 54-46, in a CCAA interdivisional girls’ basketball game to open the 2012-13 season. The Panthers led the Timberwolves after one quarter, 13-10, and built a 28-20 halftime lead after a 15-10 second quarter run. Franklinville increased its lead to 44-30 after three quarters, capping a 16-10 run. The Panthers held off

the Timberwolves for the rest of the game. Jen Blum netted 15 points and hit one trifecta, while Shelby Reynolds scored 12 points and pulled in 10 rebounds. Vanessa Pfeiffer added on 11 points and hit the second of the two Panther team treys. Anna O’Neal and Allyson Haskell tallied seven points apiece. Linnea Pollock pulled down seven rebounds, stole five balls, and passed out four assists.

Coach Nate Cornell returns to coach the Panthers for his ninth season. Blum returns as the team’s lone senior, while Pollock and Ashley Leederman return as juniors; O’Neal and Pfeiffer return as sophomores; and Reynolds returns as a freshman. The new players for the Panthers are Meghan McKune and Carli Lembicz, who are juniors, plus Haskell, a seventh grade student. Franklinville hopes the returning veterans and the new players will blend together for a successful CCAA III campaign.

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Host CattaraugusLittle Valley defeated Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville on November 30, 60-48, in a CCAA interdivisional boys’ basketball game and season opener. The Panthers led 11-7 after one quarter, but the Timberwolves went on a 19-11 run to take a 2622 halftime lead. With a 20-9 third quarter run, Catt-LV opened up a 4631 third quarter lead. The Panthers closed the gap with a 17-14 fourth quarter run, but the Timberwolves held on to win. Collin Seamans scored 18 points and hit two trifectas. Jamie Greiner added on 10 points. Nick Terwilliger tallied eight points and hit two trifectas, while Ethan Lawrence netted five points and hit one tray. The Panthers hit five trifectas as a team.

Franklinville’s Farrand named Catt. Co. Youth-of-the-Week For the week of November 26, the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau and its executive director, Dr. Anthony Evans, named Whitney Farrand, a senior at Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville, as Youth-of-the-Week. She is the daughter of Joe and Carol Farrand of Franklinville. Farrand’s volunteer community projects include projects with her church youth group for four year’s, which include shoveling snow and raking leaves for senior citizens; plus helping at Camp JYC. She also helps with pool maintenance at the Franklinville school pool and serves as lifeguard for the elementary student swimmers. She is also a soup kitchen volunteer and Salvation Army bell ringer during the holiday season. At Ten Broeck Academy, Farrand is a volunteer tutor that gives extra help to students, plus she is a mentor/ member and leader of Rachel’s Challenge and Sixth Sense. She is also in the high school band (flute and bassoon) and chorus. Farrand is a four-

year FFA member and serves as its current president. She swims for both USA Swimming and the Ten Broeck Academy girls’ swimming team, plus she also competes in track and field. She has also played basketball and has been a cheerleader. Farrand is a member of the National Honor Society. She has received Student-of-the-year Awards for math and agriculture, plus she has also received the Wells 21st Century Leadership Award. For post-graduate goals, Farrand hopes to obtain a degree in pharmacy or anesthesiology, plus she hopes to continue her involvement with swimming. The Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau is now accepting nominations for the Youth Citizenship Awards. Candidates must be Cattaraugus County residents and high school seniors. To make a nomination or for information, contact Laurie Peterson, program coordinator, at the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau (716-938-2617).


Estella D. Armison Cowsert

Estella D. Armison Cowsert, a former resident of Hume, died on October 30, 2012 in the Sun West Retirement Home in Hemet, California. She was born on August 21, 1915 in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Daigler Fiegl. In 1935 she married DeVere ‛‛Dee” Armison who predeceased her in 1948. In 1953 she married Frank Butterfield. In 1975 she married Raymond Cowsert who predeceased her in 2000. Mrs. Cowsert spent her childhood in the Higgins and Centerville

area. She and her husband ‛‛Dee’’ lived in the town of Hume until his death in 1948. She later married Frank Butterfield and they moved to Southern California in 1953 and she began her career as a state employee, retiring in 1977. In 1975 she moved to Hemet, CA with her husband Raymond Cowsert. They were very active members of their church and served as church treasurers for many years. Upon Raymond’s death in 2000, Estella moved to Sun West Retirement Home. Surviving are her children, Vernon

(Kay) Armison, Dale (Lou) Edsall, Amy (Gene) Anthony, Fern (Gene) Duncan, Joel K. Armison, Debra (John) Hoffman, sixteen grandchildren, thirty two greatgrandchildren, eleven great-greatgrandchildren, a brother, David Fiegl of Dunkirk and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore, N.Y. Local arrangements by: Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee St., Fillmore, N.Y.

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Town of Ellicottville Police 11/27/12 – David G. Terhune, 52, of Ellicottville, was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop in the Town of Ellicottville. Terhune was processed at Ellicottville Police Department and released to a third party. He is to appear back in Town of Ellicottville Court at a later date to answer to the charges. 11/26/12 – Ralph E. Foster, 43, of Salamanca, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation and other traffic violations following a traffic stop in the Village of Ellicottville. Foster was processed at Ellicottville Police Department and released to a third party. He is to appear back in the Village of Ellicottville Court at  a later date to answer to the charges. Village of Franklinville Police 11/19/12—Michael A. Juliano, 40, of Cheektowaga, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with suspended registration. 11/4/12 – Scott P. Woolsoncroft, 53, of Kenmore, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property (except motorcycle), third-degree fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, operating an unregistered motor vehicle on the highway, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, traffic device violation: passing red light, speed violation:speed in zone, reckless driving. 10/27/12 – Derek G. Knight, 17, of Franklinville, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age. 10/27/12 – Nicholas Burton, 17, of Franklinville, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age. 11/24/12 – Shelly M. Clark, 42, of Franklinville, was charged with criminal mischief: intent to damage property and second-degree harassment degree-physical contact. 10/25/12 – Peter G. Brotca, 20, of Spencerport, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, controlled substance not in original container. 10/21/12 – Jesse Tingue, 21, Franklinville, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, motor vehicle lights not meeting standards, muffler exhaust system violation. 10/21/12 – Johnathan E. Schunk was charged with operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration. Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office 12/1/12 – Jared T. Wrazen, 19, of Delevan was arrested on a charge of seconddegree assault after an investigation by deputies.

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Wrazen is alleged to have repeatedly kick and punch an 18-year old male while at a residence on Dutch Hill Road, in the Town of Ashford Road The victim was taken to Bertran Chaffee Hospital and later transported to Gates Vascular Institute for treatment. Wrazen was arraigned int eh Great Valley Town Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. He is due to appear in the Town of Ashford Court at a later date to answer the charge. 11/30/12 – Tiffany D. Perkins, 26, of Cattaraugus, was arrested on charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance after turning herself in to deputies. She was processed and released on her own recognizance and is due to return at a later date to answer the charges. 11/29/12 – April M. Farr, 40, of Olean, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Cattaraugus County Family Court. She was arraigned in the court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. 11/29/12 – James B. McDonald, 45, of Bolivar, was arrested on charges of speeding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle, driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated after deputies noticed a vehicle speeding ion Route 219, int eh Town of Carrollton. McDonald was placed under arrest and arraigned int eh Town of Allegany Court. HE was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $250 bail. HE is due to return to the court at a later date to answer the charges. 11/29/12 – Dwight H. Johnson, 44, of Gowanda was arrested on a bench warrant issued fro the Cattaraugus County Court. He was taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail without bail and is due to return to the court at a later date to answer the warrant. 11/29/12 – Deputies report the arrest of an unidentified 18-year old male on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content .0u8 percent or greater and illegally parking in a handicap zone on Broad Street, in the City of Salamanca. The male was taken to the Salamanca Police Department for processing and issued tickets. He is due to appear in the City of Salamanca Court at a later date to answer the charges. 11/28/12 – Cattaraugus County Fire Investigation officers assisted int eh arrest of two Portville youth in connection with a fire t the former Portville Forrest Products building on Whitehouse Road in Portville. An investigation by CatFIT and the Portville Fire Department conducted an investigation that revealed that the fire was intentionally set. Damages to the building have been set around $10,000. The two youth face third-degree arson and second-degree criminal mischief charges, both felonies, in connection

to the alleged actions resulting in the Oct. 16, 2012 fire. Cattaraugus County Fire Investigation Team 11/28/12 – Members of the Fire Investigation Team were called to assist the Farmersville Fire Department in determining the origins and cause of the fire that occurred on Butch Hill Road in the Town of Farmesville. No injuries were reported in the fire. The fire is believed to have started in the first-floor living room area, near the wood stove. It is believed that the fire was accidental and related to the stove. The residence is a total loss. Crews from Franklinville, Lyndon, Machias, Ischua and Rushford responded to the fire. New York State Police 11/23/12 – Kenneth R. Robertson, 39, of Otto, was involved in a one car personal injury accident on Maples Road at Kent Road in the Town of Mansfield. The incident is pending investigation. 11/24/12 – Michael J. Tarbox, 34, of Roulette, PA and Jordan C. Young, 22, of Oneida, were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Killbuck Road at Route 417 in the Town of Great Valley. 11/24/12 – Amy S. Hadaway, 30, of Houghton, was charged, in the Town of Rushford on one count prohibited sale of alcoholic beverage. Hadaway was given an appearance ticket. 11/24/12 – Terry F. Bradley, 64, of East Otto, and Heather L. Parker, 35, of East Otto, were involved in a personal injury accident on E. Otto Springville Road at Sky Ranch Road in the Town of E. Otto. Four people were injured in the accident. 11/24/12 – William E. Howard, 76, of Great Valley, and Phillip A. Mosher, 26, of Olean, were involved in a two-vehicle property damage accident on Route 219 at Clark Road in the Town of Great Valley. 11/25/12 – Michael J. Ross, 59, of Thomasville, NC was involved in a property damage only accident on Crumb Hill Road at Plato Road in the town of Mansfield. 11/25/12 – Barbara A. Thies, 48, of Machias, was involved in a property damage accident on Route 16 at Grotke Road in the Town of Yorkshire. 11/26/12 – Jeremy J. Breton, 29, of Franklinville was involved in a property damage accident on Route 98 at Laidlaw Road in the Town of Farmersville. 11/27/12 – Rebecca J. Dash, 49, of Franklinville, was involved in a one-car property damage only accident on Route 16 at Farwell Road in the Town of Ischua. 11/27/12 – Lizel D. Zelasko, 25, of Cheektowaga, was involved in a one-vehicle property damage only accident on Route 219 at Plato Road in the Town of Ellicottville. 11/28/12 – Hanford C. Liederbach, 75, of Freedom, was involved in a property damage only accident on Hopkins Road at Fitch

Farm Road in the Town of Centerville. 11/29/12 – Randy S. Oakes, 54, of Salamanca, was charged, in the Town of Carroll on one count unlawful possession of marijuana after patrol stopped Oakes for a traffic violation. Oakes was given an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Carroll Court at a later date. 11/29/12 – Adam C. Yoder, 34, of Cattaraugus, was involved in a property damage only accident on Jolls Road at Town Line Road in the Town of Dayton. 11/30/12 – Rodger L. Tillinghast, 47, of Machias, was involved in a property damage accident on Olean Road at Dutchtown Road in the Town of Sardinia. 12/1/12 – Laura B. Gayhart, 55, of Fillmore, was involved in a one-car property damage only accident on County Road 3 at Higgins Road in the Town of Centerville. 12/1/12 – Jamie J. Obenauer, 26, of Ellicottville, was charged in the Town of Great Valley on one-count each: driving while intoxicated-1st offense, aggravated driving while intoxicated:per se, no prior. Obenauer was given an appearance ticket. 12/1/12 – Jeffrey D. Hollister, 31, of Cuba, was charged in the Town of Ischua on one count unlawful possession of marijuana. He was given an appearance ticket. 12/1/12 – Randy L. Frank, 16, of Belfast, was charged with one count: unlawful possession of marijuana. He was given an appearance ticket. Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, December 3, 2012: Carl A. Barbera, 33, of Chaffee, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was sentenced to a determinate twenty (20) years incarceration with the NYS Department of Corrections for his conviction of Rape in the First Degree, a class B felony. The incident occurred during May 2012, in the Town of Conewango, when the defendant, being more than 18 years old, engaged in sexual intercourse with a person who was less than 13 years old. Additionally, he will be subject to a term of twenty (20) years post-release supervision once he is released from prison. Mark A. Harmon, 46, of Olean, New York, was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge, fines totaling $1,000.00, his driver’s license was revoked and assessed a mandatory State surcharge for his conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony. On or about October 22, 2011, in the City of Olean, he operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a BAC of .16 percent.

Sharon L. King, 57, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to five (5) years probation to include 50 hours of community service, fines totaling $1,500.00, her driver’s license was revoked and assessed a mandatory State surcharge for her conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony; and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about April 1, 2012, in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a .14% BAC. Alexander J. Hope, 19, of Friendship, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, entered a plea of guilty to Attempted Burglary in the Third Degree, a class E felony, to satisfy a pending indictment. The Indictment charged that on or about June 9, 2012, in the Village of Portville, while acting jointly and in concert with another, knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein and stole property valued in excess of fifty thousand dollars. He will be sentenced on February 19, 2013. Kristin M. Kulczyk, 23, of Cattaraugus, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and Petit Larceny, both misdemeanors, to satisfy a pending indictment. The Indictment charged that on or about August 10, 2011, in the Town of Otto, the defendant acted jointly and in concert with another and each aiding and abetting each other, remained unlawfully in a dwelling and stole property. She will be sentenced on February 19, 2013. Angela M. Rogers, 22, of Olean, New York, was sentenced to a one year conditional discharge and restitution for her conviction of Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor. During the months of May 2011 and June 2011, while acting jointly and in concert with another, remained unlawfully in a dwelling. Angel L. Ocasio, 31 of Dunkirk, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Chautauqua County Jail, entered a plea of guilty to Attempted Burglary in the Third Degree, a class E felony, to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred on or about January 5, 2012, in the Town of Dayton, when the defendant acted jointly and in concert with another, each aiding and abetting the other, knowingly attempted to enter or remain unlawfully in a building, with the intent to commit a crime therein. He will be sentenced on March 18, 2013. Arturo D. Ross, Sr., 40, of Olean, New York, waived prosecution by indictment and entered a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D felony. On or about August 3, 2012, in the City of Olean, he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein. He will be

sentenced on February 19, 2013. Tiffany Perkins, 26, of Cattaraugus, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty in connection to an indictment handed up by a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury which charged her with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, class D felonies, and two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, class C felonies. The Indictment charges that on two separate occasions she knowingly and unlawfully possessed and sold a controlled substance. This matter has been adjourned 45 days for motions. Damon S. Preusch, 55, address unknown but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty in connection with an indictment handed up by a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury which charged him with Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony and Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor. The Indictment charged that on or about October 11, 2012, in the Town of Machias, he engaged in oral sexual conduct with another person by forcible compulsion, subjected a person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion and restrained another person. This matter has been adjourned 45 days for motions. Steven M. Parsons, 32, of Limestone, NY, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty in connection with an indictment handed up by a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury which charged him with two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, class C felonies. The Indictment charged that on July 19, 2012 and July 18, 2012, in the Town of Carrollton, he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a dwelling with intent to commit a crime therein. This matter has been adjourned 45 days for motions. Steven M. Licata, 53, of West Seneca, NY, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty in connection with an indictment handed up by a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury which charged him with Attempt to Evade or Defeat Cigarette Tax, an E felony; Evading or Defeating Excise Tax, an E felony; False Personation, a class B misdemeanor, and two Vehicle and Traffic violations of Speeding and Unlicensed Operator. The Indictment charged that on or about June 2, 2012, in the Town of Carrollton, he willfully attempted to evade or defeat the taxes imposed in NYS, possessed or transported for the purpose of sale 30,000 or more cigarettes subject to the tax imposed in NYS, knowingly misrepresented his actual name, date of birth or address to a police officer, was speeding and was not duly licensed to operate a motor vehicle. This matter has been adjourned 45 days for motions.

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Championship Snowmobile Racing Comes to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel In February

More than 200 of the world’s greatest snowmobilers to race in AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series during three actionpacked days – February 22-24 A new outdoor event is coming to Western New York this February on the grounds of Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, and it will make spectators’ hearts pump fast. More than 200 of the top snowmobile racers from North America and nearly a dozen countries worldwide will converge in Salamanca, NY, for the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, presented by Traxxas, from February 22 to 24. The racers will face off in a full-throttle, actionpacked series of races that combine big-air jumps and competitive racing. Crews will turn one million gallons of water into snow over a football-field-sized plot of land at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel to create snowmobile tracks with wicked twists and turns, as well as ramps that will send vehicles flying dozens of feet into the air. The weekend is also one of eight nationally-televised events on CBS Sports Network for the 2012-2013 season. Tickets for the event go on sale Monday, Dec. 3, at the Logo Shop inside Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel and online at www. Ticket prices are $25 for Friday, $25 for Saturday, $15 for

Sunday, or a value-priced $30 all-weekend pass. Admission is free for children ages six and younger. Bleachers set up around the track can accommodate thousands of fans, and bright lights will illuminate the track during the evening hours on Friday and Saturday, when the main events take place and are taped for television. The atmosphere will be festive, including food, beverage, gear for purchase in the nearby Seneca Allegany Events Center, jumbo-sized video screens, autograph sessions and activities for the whole family – including the Traxxas Try Me Track, which allows fans to test remote-controlled trucks on a snow-covered course. According to Carl Schubitzke, president and race director, International Series of Champions (ISOC) Racing, New York State is a “hotbed” for snowmobile enthusiasts, and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is a perfect fit for races. “We’re looking to entertain and welcome people with open arms,” he said. “The speeds and sounds are exhilarating. You definitely won’t get this at home.” Approximately 50 practice, qualifying, and final races will take place each of the three days, including 22 races during both the Friday and Saturday night main events. Amateur racing takes place in the afternoons, culmi-

nating in a major race on Sunday. As many as 15 vehicles will be on the track during a race, and individual races are broken down by age, gender, and snowmobile type. This is Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel’s second big venture in the world of snowmobiling. In late October of 2011, Seneca Gaming Corporation and the Seneca Nation of Indians provided a substantial sponsorship to Snow Bounders, Inc., a local snowmobile association, for the construction and maintenance of a new 1.5-mile snowmobile trail that connects Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel to 90 miles of existing trails in nearby Allegany State Park. Snowmobiling is a $1 billion industry in New York State, and there are nearly 17,000 registered snowmobiles in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties combined. Schubitzke is confident that the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series will be a further economic boon for the region. “There’s so much to do throughout the whole experience,” Schubitzke said. “It’s highly entertaining, and there’s never a dull moment. Most of all, I think attendees will be amazed at the speed and athleticism of the athletes. They make the twists, turns, and jumps look effortless.”

You Can Be Part of Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count

This holiday season marks the 113th annual Christmas Bird Count sponsored by National Audubon. On Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is participating in this event with counting in Warren on Saturday and in Jamestown on Sunday. You are invited to join tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas who will be taking part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation. The goal is to document all the species that are in a certain area, a seven-

and-one-half mile radius, on a given day. To do this, some volunteers divide into teams and span out across the countryside. Others sit at home and pay special attention to their bird feeders. Armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, each of the citizen scientists who braves snow, wind, or rain, to take part in the Christmas Bird Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. Jamestown Audubon has been part of the Christmas Bird Count since the 1940s. In the first counts, mallard ducks were rare. Today, they are very common. There is no need to be an expert birder, but a warm pair of long underwear can’t be beat! You can also help just by encouraging your friends to fill their feed-

ers, so when volunteers walk or drive by, there will be lots of activity. After the count there will be a fun potluck dinner where participants trade tall birding tales and report their findings. For more information about the Christmas Bird Count in Warren, call Don Watts at (814) 7239125. For information about the Christmas Bird Count in Jamestown, call Bob Sundell at (716) 484-2197. The Christmas Bird Count is the longest continuously running citizen science project. For information about its history, check the National Audubon website at christmas-bird-count. Information about all the programs of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, is available at http://jamestownaudubon. org or by calling (716) 569-2345.

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ECS Senior Spotlight Marissa Kent By Chad Neal

Marissa Kent grew up in Ellicottville and has been a student for her entire education at Ellicottivlle Central School. Now, she is at the top of the pyramid as a senior, Class of 2013. She has two brothers, Ryan and Trey Kent, and is the daughter of Larry Kent and Michele Szymanski. Kent is also active in athletics at ECS, “I played soccer, basketball and softball in 7th and 8th grades, but I stopped when I was in 10th grade, and just started playing volleyball,” Kent exclaimed, without mentioning that she and her team went on to win the New York State Championship in Glens Falls this year, “I’ve played volleyball since 10th grade. I started on JV, then moved up at the end of my 10th grade year! I played opposite of setter.” Kent told EMVN that she has been on high Honor Roll, had perfect attendance and also received the Outstanding Student Award. Her athletic awards include the Scholar Athlete Team Award. Reminiscing about some of her favorite memories from ECS, Kent said, “My favorite memories are when I tripped over the box trying to block and got all cut up. Bus rides with Maddie were always the best. Dance sessions in the gym after school, before games. Going to Subway before

every game.” Kent’s plans for her post-ECS education are going to Jamestown Community College. “I’m going to major in Nursing,” Kent proclaimed, “After college I hope to get a job at a hospital or a doctor’s office. I think I will come back to Ellicottville because this is my home town and to stay close to family.” Kent has been blessed like a lot of the kids growing up in the area. Kent has a lot of family too that have been part of the area for generations. She told EMVN that her inspiration growing up have been her parents, “I would have never gotten this far if they didn’t push me to succeed. I love them so much,” Kent gushed and also wanted to convey to her parents, “Thanks for everything you do for me!” Being a senior in high school is an epic time for most students. Reaching the apex of the educational institution

also gives the sensation of hierarchy. Advising the younger generation is a big part of ECS. “Words for the underclassmenAlways excel for the best you can do, whatever your heart desires,” Kent admonished and shared some sentiment with her classmates she spent many years growing and learning with, “Classmates, I’m going to miss every single one of you! [We’re such a small school, so almost everyone’s friends.]” Being a senior is also bittersweet because of the realization it is the end of something that has been integral for most of their lives so far. There have been a plethora of memories that have been made with a lot of peers throughout the stages of school. Kent gave some shout outs to friends and loved ones, “My Brothers, thanks for always being there for me and giving me advice when I need it! All of my volleyball team, I love you guys, you made my Senior year perfect! Love you girls!” EMVN wants to congratulate Marissa and the Ellicottville Lady Eagles volleyball team on their recent win in Glens Falls, New York for the New York State Championship and to wish the Best of Luck to Marissa Kent in the rest of her Senior year and beyond.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited And Diamond Rio Rock in the New Year At Seneca Allegany Casino A vocally-talented country/Christian group and one of the defining rock bands of the early 1970’s will kick off entertainment at Seneca Casinos on a high note to start the new year. Diamond Rio and Creedence Clearwater Revisited will play at Seneca Allegany Events Center respectively on Jan. 12 and Jan. 27, and tickets for both shows start at a bargain-priced $20. Country band Diamond Rio comes to Seneca Allegany Events Center for a 7 p.m. show on Saturday, Jan. 12. The group scored a No. 1 hit with their very first single, “Meet in the Middle,” in 1991, and recorded four more No. 1 hits throughout their career with “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess” and “I Believe.” In 2011, Diamond Rio won its first GRAMMY® Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album for its most recent release, The Reason. They also have earned top group honors a combined six times through the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. Creedence Clearwater Revisited is anchored by the drummer and bassist of Creedence Clearwater Revival – one of the defining rock bands of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The group – often referred to as simply “CCR” – was inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in 1993 and has sold more than 30 million albums in the U.S. alone. Two of CCR’s albums reached No. 1 on the charts, and just some of its most popular hits that still play on the airwaves today include “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Down on the Corner,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” and “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.” The ever-touring Creedence Clearwater Revisited today plays approximately 100 shows each year and comes to Seneca Allegany Events Center for a 5 PM show on Sunday, Jan. 27. Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls USA also has two headline

entertainers in January. Grand Funk Railroad, one of the top rock acts of the 1970’s, performs on Friday, Jan. 11 for an 8 PM show. Tickets start at $20. The group delivers up-tempo hits like “We’re An American Band,” “Loco-motion” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” Limited tickets starting at $40 are also available to see comedian Lewis Black, who performs on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. The GRAMMY® Award– winning comedian will be in Niagara Falls as part of his “The Rant Is Due” tour and makes regular appearances on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

Tickets for all shows are available at Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster. com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800745-3000.

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s r o b h ig e N r Yo u t a h yi n g a W s e ar

Mountain & Valley News

A Flight of Fancy Shows Wintery Preparations

It always piqued my interest, but no one in my family started skiing until I decided I wanted to start. The initial experience was intimidating, but I always enjoyed trying new things and took to it ecstatically. Plus, I had a wing man which made it a bit easier. I remember the smell of the Main Chalet. There were different ones to be smelled in different parts of Holiday Valley’s big eating, drinking, renting, shopping, repair and socializing center. The smell on the stairway and upon descending,

Brooke S. An aerial shot of Holiday Valley after the initial snow making bout in November 2012.

Photo by Tommy Joyce

I was three years old with Bo-Bo Banana aka, Campbell Dawson at Holiday Valley

Friday, December 7, 2012

the aroma of the clean bathrooms, and the smell of new ski apparel and hardwear in the old Mountain Shop that used to be on the bottom level, and the ever present scent of ski wax being melted to tune up skis. Then the first experience with the guys in the rental shop. They asked questions I didn’t know the answer to, but easily knew what to give me. Out on the snow, just me and my pal attempted to get the awkward stiff ski boots onto the planks they just handed us along with the Elan ski poles.

Meagan P.

Age 5 at Bluemont and my parents taught me. My sister Elke and I had to share equipment the first time. So I remember most my feet hurting

Gravity and me became well acquainted that day, I felt alone, but soon gained balance and scooted bit by bit to my first lesson at the bell. Anne Jacobson, now Coolidge was the first person to teach me the snowplow technique and from there I was off. I can’t remember too many more lessons and we just hit the bigger and bigger slopes. Looking back I should have taken as many lessons as possible, but I wanted to ski fast and free. First time skiing, how old were you, who taught you and where?

Brant D.

I was one year old with my father at Kissing Bridge, where he still teaches 45 years later!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Happy 70th Birtday to Grandma Val from Myles! Valerie Quesnel will celebrate her birthday December 10. Pictured are Valerie and her Grandson, Myles Latreille

Kim E.

I was 15, my teacher was Kate Eshbaugh (almost 3 at the time, seriously!!!) and Jane Eshbaugh. It was December 1989 at Holiday Valley after work that day. It had rained most of the day so I mastered falling.

Linda O.

Age 30, 2 male friends. They left me at the top of Mardi Gras, two fresh feet of snow...I was terrified. Still haven’t forgiven them for that!

Elke P.

My sister Meagan and I were together, but don’t share the same memories! We were 3 and 4 years old, in our back yard on Otto Road, plastic skis. We’d hike up, ski down over and over. We graduated to Bluemont and wooden skis the following year.

Patty W. Heather R.

I started when I was 28. Only two years ago. My husband tight me, then we found out we were pregnant so I stopped. Hopefully this winter I can get back into it and leave the Bunny Hill!

My parents were on the ski patrol in the late ‘50s at Glenwood Acres (now Kissing Bridge North). I was three and parents taught me. There was no Holiday Valley. We started skiing at Holiday Valley the year it opened in 1957. (It was a no brainer.)

Jason C.

My brother Nick and I both got plastic skis from Sears and we skied the hill in our yard, I was 4. Then we graduated to real skis at the Valley, I took a couple lessons and then finished teaching myself.


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