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Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras Parade is set for this Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 6:30pm on Washington Street. The annual event dates back to 1998 and consists of marching groups, musicians and more; the parade ends at the Village Gazebo with the crowning of the 2010 Mardi Gras King and Queen. The parade is part of a series of weekend events in the village and includes the Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley Resort, which offers tons of entertainment for the entire family with more parades, musical performances, contests, food and lots of crazy, fun-loving folks! Begin your day Saturday at Holiday Valley with the Snow Pony Race or the Cardboard Box race on School Haus. After you’ve frequented the Mountain Crew’s Snowbar at the base of Yodeler and enjoyed some live entertainment from Buffalo’s famous “Party Squad” in the Lodge, head downtown in time to catch the parade. Sunday the fun continues up at Holiday Valley beginning with the Ski Patrol’s Pancake Breakfast and highlighted by the ever-popu;ar “Dummy Downhill” event. (For a complete schedule of this year’s Winter Carnival events at Holiday Valley, see page A-2.) Revelers will pack the village streets this weekend with costumed characters, and our local merchants and restaurant/ bar staff will dress for the occasion, often giving out beads as you shop and dine. To learn more about this year’s Mardi Gras festivities and other upcoming events in Ellicottville, visit www.ellicottvilleny.com. Photos/Gary Kinn

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Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Secures Rock Band, Survivor, for July 4th Weekend Event The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce this week announced the headlining act for this year’s Summer Festival of the Arts, scheduled for July 2-4, 2010. Rock band, Survivor, will take the stage on Sunday evening of the festival at Holiday Valley. Formed in Chicago in 1978, the American Rock Band Survivor achieved its greatest success in 1982 with its Double Platinum-Certified hit, “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme song for motion picture Rocky III. Their success continued throughout the mid-eighties with other top billboard singles including “Burning Heart” (US#2), “The Search is Over” (US #4), “High on You” (US #8), and “I Can’t Hold Back” (US #13). They disbanded after a solid eleven years in 1989 and reformed in 1993. See more details on this year’s Summer Festival, including an all-inclusive package offered by the Chamber, on pages A-4 and B-3.

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Performing Live At Seneca Allegany Casino Stand-Up Comedian Louie Anderson Takes the Stage this Saturday in Salamanca Stand-up comedian and former host to Family Feud, Louie Anderson will take stage this Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel. Famous for his HBO and Showtime specials as well as his appearances on Late Night talk shows and for his own Saturday morning Emmy-Award winning cartoon series for Fox called ‘Life with Louie’, Anderson has currently been enjoying a regularly scheduled performance in Las Vegas at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino and has been working as a comedian for over 25 years. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. For a complete list of upcoming performances at Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, visit their website at www.SenecaAlleganyCasino.com

Maple Weekend Maple Producers Across the Area Invite the Public to Learn About the Industry BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO WPIG 95.7 FM

Spring Events at Holiday Valley ... page A-7 Springtime at Holiday Valley is the season for crazy events and fun for all. Over 13 feet of snow has already fallen this winter and that has been supplemented by excellent conditions for snowmaking and good, consistent cold temperatures. The result is a thick base of snow, up to 5 feet in depth, which will last well into April. The weather is already turning milder with plenty of sunshine likely. Holiday Valley has several events planned to entertain skiers, riders and spectators through the spring ski season right through – and beyond – closing day. (Pictured above: the much-anticipated pond skimming spring party, scheduled for March 27.) Photo/Bob Knab)

It sure looks and feels like spring … at least for a few days. So is the sap running and the maple syrup cooking? Weather plans a critical role in local maple syrup production with a need for warm days and freezing nights. Visitors to our region can take in the sugaring experience during this year’s Maple Weekends, set for March 20-21 and the following weekend of March 2728. Maple producers from across the area will welcome sightseers, tour groups, and anyone interested in learning how that yummy maple syrup is made. Maple producers across WNY will welcome sightseers, tour groups, and SEE MAPLE PAGE A-13 anyone interested in learning how that yummy maple syrup is made.

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Is it my imagination or has someone scrunched up my calendar? This will not be your average weekend in the village – not by a long shot! Combining the beloved “Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade” activities with a smattering of Celtic shenanigans could lead to uncontrollable laughter,

smiles, and a whole bunch of fun! This weekend’s a guaranteed good time - costumes, parades, live music and zany goingson in both the Village and at Holiday Valley Resort. You won’t want to miss one of the wackiest parades ever on Saturday, March 13 at 6:30pm right down the main drag. The parade is once again free for all to participate, so get your group together, get a theme and get involved by calling the chamber office. Let’s make this year’s the biggest parade ever, okay? Meanwhile, whether you’re a skier or just an interested observer, you simply must head over to Holiday Valley this weekend! Cookouts, facepainting, a scavenger hunt, snow pony and cardboard box racing, and the ever-popular Snow Bar at Yodeler will all keep you entertained on Saturday. Sunday brings the colorful costume competition

and my favorite – the “Dummy Downhill” - at the base of Yodeler. If you’ve never seen this, you’re missing out! Talk about photo ops galore! And I’ve got a funny feeling the “wearin’ of the green” will be a common theme throughout the festivities this weekend. Being half Irish meself, I’ll certainly be searching my closet for green Mardi Gras beads and my matching Irish ensemble. In the true spirit of all that is Irish and Ellicottville, I’m sure the celebrating will kick off tomorrow and move at a frenzied pace straight into Wednesday evening! So, dear readers, you better rest up and prepare for one heckuva good time this week! Remember the old Irish proverb that says, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in a doctor’s book.” Here’s hoping you get both! Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer

Little League Baseball and Softball Sign-Ups E’VILLE – Little League Baseball and Softball sign-ups will take place March 13 and March 20 from 10am-1pm in the Ellicottville High School foyer. Boys and girls who are of age by April 30, 2010 can sign up for: T-Ball (ages 5-6), Machine Pitch (ages 6-8), Minor League (ages 7-11), or Major League (ages 11-12). Girls Softball (ages 9-12) must be of age by Dec. 31, 2009. Cost is $25 for the 1st child, $15 for the 2nd child, and free for the 3rd+ child. Parents must bring their child’s birth certificate to signups. For questions or more information, contact Todd Palmatier at 716-244-0964.

Letters To The Publisher Food Drive Collection This Weekend for E’ville Food Pantry After last year’s heavy snow storm, the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol is back again sponsoring a food drive in Ellicottville in conjunction with the Mardi Gras weekend of March 13-14. Each year we try and reach as many people as possible, and with the help of the local newspapers, signs, and word of mouth we hope to reach a few more. Please, as you read this article take out a few cans of non-perishable food items or paper goods and place them in a bag to bring to town. There are store collection locations at Quality Market and the Red Door Ski Shop in Ellicottville where you can drop off your donations, or if you are out at Holiday Valley you can drop off items at the Guest Services Building or the new Ski Patrol building at the bottom of

Yodeler. A special reminder: Red Door and Guest Services will continue to accept food donations the week after Mardi Gras through March 22. As always, a Holiday Valley Ski Patrolman will be at Quality Market Friday evening from 4:30-9pm, and Saturday from 9:30am-6pm. This location allows us to be visible to the community that we are supporting. We are asking you for a donation of food or money, no matter how small. Suggested donations: nonperishable food items include cereal, oatmeal, rice, noodles, spaghetti, other pasta products, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned soups, fruits, vegetables, beans, meats, juices, dried beans, fruit, and jell-O. Other suggested products include diapers, paper towels,

tissues, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, hair products, hand soap, laundry detergents, and other cleaning supplies. Now, we are not going to let you go away empty handed. For your generous donations you will receive a strand of Mardi Gras beads. Finally, there will be a collection of all items including CASH during the Mardi Gras Parade starting at 6pm on Saturday, March 13. Ski Patrolmen will be pushing grocery carts along each side of the parade route to collect your donations. A strand of Mardi Gras beads and a big THANK YOU are yours for all donations. Please help the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol help others in this once-a-year food drive. Bob Barbu Holiday Valley Ski Patrol

Hello to All My Friends in Beautiful Ellicottville! I was in your town last winter working in the Waffle Haus at Holiday Valley. I am an international student who saved enough money to go to the United Sates and work there to help my family and to get to know the USA. It was a wonderful experience. I met beautiful people who were always kind to me. Thank you to Bill, Lynn, Mauryn, and Bryan among others at the Edelweiss Lodge. Also to Tom at Balloons, Brooks and my friend Noel at the Double Diamond, Steve Lanza at M&T Bank, and everyone else who made my stay in Ellicottville perfect. I wanted to come again this season but was unable to raise

the necessary funds to do so. I am now asking for help from all my friends and people in the Ellicottville community. As many of you know, there was a terrible earthquake last week here in Chile. My house was hit by a tsunami which destroyed my town, Hualpen and Talcahuano, which is in front of the sea. The tsunami also destroyed our little store that I was able to open with the money I earned staying in Ellicottville which left my mother and myself out of a job. It is chaotic here. We have no water or electricity and lack of food. Military forces took control of the city a few days ago because there were a lot of robberies in the

stores and houses. My house didn’t fall down, but I got a lot of internal damages that makes it impossible to live in. The government will provide us with an emergency cottage to stay in while we recover. I don’t know what else to tell you my friends - no word can describe the situation here. To all of my friends in Ellicottville I ask you to give me a hand in this difficult situation I am going through. Any help you could provide me would be a great help to start over again with our normal life. Thank you my friends Carlos Solar Contreras Hualpen, Chile casolar@udec.cl

ECS Student Council: Pennies for Peace The Ellicottville Central School Student Council has a program running throughout the 2009-‘10 school year called, “Pennies for Peace.” The program was designed to help build schools in places such as Pakistan and Afghanistan that have little money to build them. As many know, a penny is not worth much here in the United States. However, in poor, impoverished countries, “a penny buys a pencil and opens the door to literacy.” The Student Council believes that this will be a very successful project … with your help. If you would like to donate pennies to this organization, you can bring them to one of Ellicottville Central School’s main offices. Please help to make this project a success!

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Board Meeting Reviews

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The Ellicottville Village Board held its regular meeting and a public hearing this past Monday, March 8 at Town Hall. Mayor Coolidge opened the meeting and public hearing at 6pm. There were no members of the public present. The Mayor began with the budget for 2010 and 2011. He mentioned that one of the Village’s maintenance buildings has a leaky roof that will need replacing. He allocated $40,000 for the replacement. Copies of the budget are still available at the Village office. The mayor reported receiving a letter from Time Warner franchise agreement regarding cable service to the village. Discussion of the letter was briefly tabled for later in the meeting. When discussion resumed, a motion was made and passed to sign the agreement. Bob Brogcinski reported there is a Time Warner office in Olean. They will welcome anybody who wants to go there to make a complaint about service to someone in person. The Department of Public Works submitted its report. They continued snow removal, plowing and sanding as needed. The report was

accepted. The Mayor reported that there have been five or six applications turned in for the part-time gardener position for this summer. He asked Patra Lowes to form a committee with the Alley Katz to review the applications and make a recommendation. The Mayor expressed concern regarding the weather for Mardi Gras; rain is predicted for Thursday and Friday, and with the current snow on the streets, he’s concerned the streets will be a real mess for the parade. There was general discussion about the village’s preparation for Mardi Gras, including police organization for the parade. The Mayor expressed confidence that the Village is well prepared. The Constable’s report was submitted. There were two petty larcenies and two public urinations in the past month. They assisted the Town police with a domestic incident and a fight in the Holiday Valley parking lot. A total of 54 parking violations were issued with six warnings. Constable Gifford will be attending an anti-terrorism school given by the Homeland Security office. There was general discussion about possible parking and snow removal problems when the apartments in the building

housing Coffee Culture and Subway are occupied. There was general discussion about snow removal problems in the village. The Zoning report included a report of permits issued for the demolition and renovation at 14 Monroe Street. The report was accepted as submitted. Engineer Mike Smith reported that at several of the restaurants around town, the water meters have become covered with grease from overflowing grease traps, making them difficult to read. There was comment about increasing inspections of the grease traps to prevent this problem. The Mayor reported he is close to agreement with the SPCA in Olean. He hopes to get the SPCA to agree to pick up animals in the village. A motion was made and passed to allow a third person, the Deputy Mayor, to sign Village checks. The Village received a letter from Penn Traffic Company stating that Tops-labeled products are now in the Quality Market. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and a motion was made and passed to accept the report and pay the bills for the month. The public hearing and meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm.

Southern Tier West Approaches CCIDA Seeking Program Funding BY ERIC HUND The County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency held its monthly meeting this past Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11:15 am at their office in Ellicottville, New York. Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Director of the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency presented the CCIDA Board with February’s financial report noting that proposed capital improvements to the IDA office would be held off until some of the proposed projects start bringing in revenue. The board spent a good deal of time reviewing preliminary layouts for the proposed Bonaventure Square project, in Allegany, New York. The new layout includes a hotel, housing, a bookstore, entertainment and restaurant facility, and two ice hockey rinks plus tennis courts. The complete project build out could be in the $50 million dollar range. Wiktor said this should be looked at as a “campus destination”, and that this is a unique project that focuses on being a recreation and lifestyle facility for the campus and the region. “This is not just a project in Allegany, it is a regional project, and it is important for the growth of Saint Bonaventure and the regeneration of the region,” he said. The facility is projected to create about 300 full and

part-time jobs, not counting the construction jobs for the project. Wiktor said he met with each of the developers involved in the project in Little Valley, and that they all expressed their commitment to the project. He informed the board that the certified public accounting firm of R. A. Mercer and Company finished the infield audit of the IDA and are currently working on their report, which the firm will present to the board at the April meeting. Wiktor said he would schedule an audit review meeting after the report is finished so the board can review the findings before filing with the state. Wiktor said that due to very low interest rates he is interested in looking into banks outside of the county as possible investment opportunities. He said in the past the IDA could recover $60-$70,000 in interest, but they will be lucky to make $20,000 under current rates. Wiktor informed the board that the state sent the IDA a bill for $6,700 to cover a tax that the state legislature passed last April. He said some other IDA’s are refusing to pay the tax because they do not have the funds to cover the amounts they are being charged. He added that a number of individuals within the state legislature are attempting to overturn the law, since the tax unfairly harms upstate IDA’s while leaving New York City untouched, and that the tax revenues would amount to 0.5 percent of the state tax

revenue. CCIDA Chairman Thomas Buffamante said the IDA should wait to see what happens with the law before paying the tax. The board made a motion authorizing Wiktor to give $1,000 to the legal fund looking into repealing the law. Wiktor informed the board that he has received a number of requests for information dealing with the Recovery Zone Facility Bond, and wishes to inform people who are interested that the bond simply changes a taxable loan to a non-taxable loan, and that it is not a cash loan itself. He would also like to add that a loan of less than $200,000 would probably not be worth applying for under this bond, since the fees and payments would exceed the amount of money saved in taxes. Wiktor informed the board that he received a copy of the SEQR report on the proposed Allegany Wind Development project located in the town of Allegany, and that a public hearing detailing the project on will be held on April 21. Wiktor informed the board that he will be holding a meeting with the nine members of the wind committee in April, and they will discuss how to divide the funding from the wind farms fees among the county and local communities. He added that he is discussing plans for a wind farm in Perrysburg. The board members signed a state required document that SEE IDA PAGE A-13

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On Thursday, March 4, HoliMont Ski Area hosted “Ski The Day For United Way.” This third annual Ski Day fundraiser is a great way to support your community and the United Way of Cattaraugus County. The day featured unlimited skiing, event t-shirts, breakfast and lunch provided by Dina’s at the Mont, apres party, poker run, raffles, & prizes! Thank you to everyone who came out! Photos/Gary Kinn

Spring Tele-Camp March 15-19 at HoliMont Free Your Heel and Free Your Mind this Spring! Group Telemark Clinics for all abilities will be offered at HoliMont next week, March 15-19. Cost is $50 per day or $165 for the week. Please pre-register at the HoliCenter, 716-699-8159 between 1 and 2:30pm. Can your legs take it?

Racers Head To States HoliMont Race Teams Qualify for Championships The past month proved to be another great one for the HoliMont race teams. The Stepping Stones program (for entry level racers) and the Interclub Program (for those participating in a few travel events) held races at HoliMont in late January with over seventy-five racers competing for medals in both events. HoliMont’s JI-JIV travel teams all wrapped up their regular seasons with the tremendous honor of placing the most

athletes on State Teams than any other club in the region. Below is a list of the athletes moving on to the State Championships. (Complete results can be found at NYSSRA.com) JI-II Empire Team Lake Placid, NY, Feb. 26-28: Nick Andison, Pat Andison, Taylor Burgart, Sam Doro, Connor Mangan, Monique Mitchell, Cody Overall, Becky Scanlon, Mercer Timmis, Casey Wright, and Lindsay Wright. JIII State Team West

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It’s hard to believe but the end of the 2009-‘10 ski season is quickly approaching. Luckily it’s not over just yet. In fact, this weekend marks one of the most exciting weekends of the season. Here’s a hint ‌ think lots of beads. That’s right folks - it’s time for the Mardi Gras Winter Carnival weekend. Mardi Gras in Ellicottville - where fun in the springtime sun meets the snowy slopes of Holiday Valley. It’s been a great season here at Holiday Valley and we are thrilled with the amount of excellent snow still covering the slopes. The weather last weekend was phenomenal and allowed us to host a very successful Red Bull Butter Cup rail competition. The overall level of riding in both the Am and Pro divisions was off the charts as riders from all over WNY showed off their best tricks in an attempt to stand atop the Red Bull podium. With any luck this weekend will be just as sunny as last weekend.

As with every Winter Carnival, the Holiday Valley lift attendants will compete against each other to see which lift crew can build the most creative snow sculpture. This annual competition always manages to add some unique personality to the look of each of our lifts, and this year promises to be no different as bragging rights for the best snow sculpture are at an all time high. The favorite events are back and better than ever, including Saturday’s Kid’s Scavenger Hunt, Snow Pony Races and Sunday’s Costume Parade and Dummy Downhill. Most of the events are free to enter (or a minimal charge) and spectators are welcome. A schedule of events may be found on the web at www.holidayvalley.com Parties, cookouts and entertainment take place throughout the weekend, featuring Sunday morning’s Ski Patrol pancake breakfast, the Mountain Crew’s giant Snow

Bar at the base of Yodeler, and dancing to the Party Squad band on Saturday and the Bleeding Hearts on Sunday. Proceeds from the Snow Bar benefit several local charities and youth programs. The Mardi Gras Parade in the Village of Ellicottville at 6:30pm on Saturday is a highlight of weekend where everyone and anyone is invited to march or enter a float. The finale of the parade is a grand torchlight parade visible from the downtown area. Mardi Gras is all about letting loose and having a fun time. With the ski season winding down, we want to offer you as many opportunities as we can for you to get the most out of the remainder of the season. Spring conditions bring about sun and soft, playful snow. So apply the sunscreen and come help us celebrate Winter Carnival this weekend. Afterall, you won’t be able to do it again until next year!

700 Club Party March 20 at Yodeler The annual 700 Club Party will take place on Saturday, March 20 beginning at noon on the Yodeler Lodge sundeck at Holiday Valley – all are welcome to attend! The Sunshine Boys and the 700 Club are working together to host a fabulous party and auction to raise money for various local charities. The theme is Harry Potter meets the Village People. There will be $100 in cash prizes for the best costumes. All of the Sunshine Boys parties are famous for rockin’ music – combine that with the 700 Club’s fabulous food and you’re in for a smokin’ good time! Local charities that benefit from this event will include the lovely Alley Katz (those ladies that beautify our village), Ellicottville Family Services and Almost Home Animal Sanctuary (giving unadoptable animals a home for life.) The 700 Club will take any saleable goods for their auction, and we will pick up! Call Ken Brown at 716-699-2736. All proceeds go to charity. See you at Yodeler!

Spring Events Sunshine and Soft Snow Lead to Zany Fun at Holiday Valley! Springtime at Holiday Valley is the season for crazy events and fun for all. Over 13 feet of snow has already fallen this winter and that has been supplemented by excellent conditions for snowmaking and good, consistent cold temperatures. The result is a thick base of snow, up to 5 feet in depth, which will last well into April. A daily snow and weather report may be found at www.holidayvalley. com. The weather is already turning milder with plenty of sunshine likely. Holiday Valley has several events planned to entertain skiers, riders and spectators through the spring ski season right through – and beyond – closing day. The Holiday Valley Snowmaking Crew will host snowmakers from the region to the annual Guns ‘n Hoses Race and Party on Saturday, March 20. Snowmakers must ski through race gates while carrying snowmaking hoses, and then hook them up to snowguns at the base of the course. It is a great way for these hardworking men and women to celebrate the season, and the event raises funds for Mercy Flight Emergency Helicopter Services. The Quarter Pipe

Competition takes place on March 20 from 10am-2pm. Winter Carnival’s Snow Bar at the base of Yodeler is transformed into a giant quarter pipe. Riders and skiers compete for prizes by doing spectacular tricks as they air above the pipe. The Northwind Super G on March 21 is a race open to all skiers and riders. A Super G course is set on the Northwind slope, and the fastest time wins. A radar gun is used to clock the speed of each racer at the fastest spot on the course. This event takes place from 9am-2pm with registration at the Holiday Valley Training Center. The annual Pond Skimming Spring Party on March 27 is day of fun that includes the Bump or Burn Dual starting at 9:30am and the Pond Skimming competition starting at 1pm. The Bump or Burn is a dual mogul competition where skiers race side by side down a slope covered with moguls. They are judged on speed, air and technique. Pond Skimmers wearing outrageous costumes ski down the slope and attempt to skim across an ice water-filled pond at the bottom, but those who are unsuccessful usually get the most applause. The events take place on the Yodeler

slope. Register for Bump or Burn at the Training Center. Register for Pond Skimming at the bottom of Yodeler starting at 11am. The Slush Cup Slalom April 2-3 is a USSA sanctioned slalom race. Racers from all over the East coast will compete to better their standings in USSA competition. Several up-andcoming racers have competed in past years, including Olympians Ted Ligety and Lindsey Kildow Vonn. It is an exciting competition to watch from the base of Edelweiss slope. The Spring Park Session takes place on Foxfire (weather permitting) on the Saturday after the ski season ends. Snowboarders and free-skiers will hike the park to ride special features set up for the day and take part in a fun competition. Speaking of the end of the season, there are a few rumors going around that the Valley may stay open for an extra week, and close on April 11. If the weather and snow pack stay with us and skier traffic continues, those rumors just might come true! Keep checking the HV website for updates, www.holidayvalley. com Up next ... Golf season starts on April 10, weather permitting!

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Up Close & Personal Chris Hampton: Glendorn Lodge Gets a New Start

Glendorn’s doors have been open to the public since 1995 where everyone can share in the good life among friends and family. Recently the Glendorn was sold and the new owners hired a new manager, Chris Hampton (above), who took some time out from a hectic schedule to talk a little bit about himself and his plans for the retreat.

BY GARY DULANSKI The Glendorn Lodge out near Bradford, Pa. was built for those who love the outdoors as much as the sociable Dorn family. Situated on a 1,280-acre estate, Glendorn offers deluxe accommodations, fine dining and outdoor activities. The Dorn family wanted a place where they could indulge in their passion for learning, excellent cuisine and live a high-quality life. Glendorn’s doors have been open to the public since 1995 where everyone can share in the good life among friends and family. Recently the Glendorn was sold and the new owners hired a new manager, Chris Hampton, who took some time out from a hectic schedule to talk a little bit about himself and his plans for the retreat. “I fell in love with the hospitality business at a very young age,” he says, and explains he is “a

fourth generation country club manager/hospitality manager.” Mr. Hampton says he “grew up in a very small town in the middle of Ohio called Coshocton, which is about the same size as Bradford.” Before coming to Bradford, he lived in Pittsburgh where he served as an Assistant General Manager of the historic Oakmont Country Club for eight years. During that time he helped plan and run the Oakmont Club’s bicentennial gala of the 2003 U.S. Amateur as well as the 2007 U.S. Men’s Open. While attending Kent State University for Hospitality Food Service Management he worked at The Country Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. He tells me the Glendorn has been known for their winter sports like cross country skiing and they have plans to offer recreational curling, sometimes referred to as Chess on Ice, on Skipper Lake. Mr. Hampton notes, “We hope to continue and build upon strong bonds with our surrounding communities and businesses such as Holiday Valley and HoliMont Ski Resorts.” In summer their outdoor activities give way to fly-fishing in their trout and steelhead stocked stream and an array of shotgun sports, bird and deer hunting, skeet shooting, and if you’re a nature lover, their hiking and biking trails are also available. This summer Glendorn will be starting horseback riding lessons and riding through many of the extensive Glendorn trails alongside the hikers. Meals at Glendorn are a formal affair with fine dining and exquisite cuisine lovingly prepared by Executive Chef Joe Shaffer that includes a cocktail hour at 6:30pm; while formal jackets are required for men, ties are optional. Ladies are asked to dress accordingly and you won’t

be going away hungry because dinner is five courses long. It is the hopes of the new owners to “improve upon local business using our dining facilities as previously under past ownership and management, regular outside dining business to cater to the needs of Bradford, Ellicottville and the surrounding cities was discouraged without a lodging reservation. Mr. Hampton says now “we hope to be a destination for locals to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions here at our historic lodge.” Dining reservations are required for any non in-house guests, but all of Glendorn’s services are at the disposal of all non-residing guests as well. Even the after-dinner period is a nightly special occasion where you are invited to relax on overstuffed sofas to the soothing tones of soft jazz and a glass of port wine or your favorite after-dinner drink. Typically the conversation abounds with tales of the giant fish that got away and the curious wildlife that may have come for a visit. Also throughout the year they have movie nights on the lawn and make s’mores by the lake. They may even fire up the grill for poolside barbeques, and lakeside dinners by a roaring bonfire. Those interested are invited to ask about these options when making your reservations. For the newlyweds there is a honeymoon package as well that includes a two-night stay in Dale’s Cabin and a private dinner at the “Hideout” prepared exclusively for you by their Executive Chef, and of course, champagne. Glendorn is also a pet friendly facility - pet rates and conditions can be found online. For more information contact Activities Director Damon Newpher at 814-3626511 or e-mail at dnewpher@ glendorn.com or call 800-8438568 or e-mail info@glendorn. com

Inside Business Track Wine Pocket: Bringing the Best of France to America

The mission of Wine Pocket and founder Jean-Noel Shilling (above) is to sponsor tastings of French wines and share his knowledge of French wine production techniques. The first of these will be at Tips Up Café on March 14 and will feature six regional French wines. JeanNoel will be there sharing his extensive knowledge of the wines and their makers.

BY JOHN THOMAS Not many of us are able to turn our avocation into a vocation, and indeed, not only has one entrepreneur turned his love for wine into a business; it’s a business most of us would love to be in. Imagine having a business where you scour France looking for little known French wines, get to know wine makers, and then come to America and share your discoveries and knowledge with local wine lovers.

Founder of Wine Pocket, JeanNoel Shilling, has done just that. The idea for the business started three years ago in France. “We were drinking a bottle of wine and we were saying how Americans are interested in wine, and how we could teach them about different wines. I was thinking this was something I would like to do,” he tells me, calling from his home in Strasbourg, France. Jean-Noel grew up in the eastern France town of Strasbourg. His love for wine began when his father offered to take Jean-Noel to his birthplace in the south of France to taste some of that region’s wine. Here Jean-Noel discovered some of the area’s famous white wines: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat. His father kept a well-stocked wine cellar of aged Burgundy and Bordeaux wines. Father and son began to learn about wine production together. But how does a French native come to Western New York to give wine tastings? Jean-Noel’s first exposure to our area came back in 1991 when he was a high school foreign exchange student living with the Porter family in Buffalo. His primary challenges were to learn English and understand American culture, but his first stay lasted only a month. He soon found himself returning to the Porter household. “My parents and I were invited for Christmas. We had a wonderful Christmas in Buffalo, with a lot of snow.” College back in France followed

and Jean-Noel received a degree in chemistry. He found himself working as a technical salesman in polymers, working for such large American companies as GE. “There are some polymers (polyphenols) in good red wine” he adds. Over the years he made more trips to visit the Porters, who introduced him to Western New York. As time went by, Jean-Noel became more intrigued with wine’s ability to create easy socialization across cultures. He toured the Niagara Wine Trail and saw some of our region’s wine production and decided there was an opportunity to introduce French wines here. He created Wine Pocket because, as he says, “The American consumer needs to enjoy what’s available in Europe and France.” He has expanded his knowledge mostly through a few courses, self education and freely admits, “I am fascinated by wine; I don’t have a (formal) wine education, but I have been talking to wine makers.” The mission of Wine Pocket is to sponsor tastings of French wines and share his knowledge of French wine production techniques. He points out, “The motto of Wine Pocket is, ‘Sip the passion of French wine’.” The first of these will be at Tips Up Café on March 14 and will feature six regional French wines. Jean-Noel will be there sharing his extensive knowledge of the wines and their makers. For more information call Tips Up at 716-699-2136.

Domestic Energy Resources: Ellicottville Becoming Greener Ellicottville welcomes the new environmentally-friendly business, Domestic Energy Resources. Domestic Energy Resources will be installing Geothermal Systems, starting this spring. A Geothermal System gives you the ability to heat and cool your home or building with the energy pulled from the ground in your own backyard. Geothermal Technology

takes advantage of constant temperatures beneath the ground and transfers that energy from the ground into savings in your pocket. A Geothermal System circulates a water-based solution through a well or buried loop system. Domestic Energy Resources is owned and operated by Jim Snyder of Great Valley. The new business is part of an Alternative Heat Division

of Snyder Manufacturing, Inc. of Salamanca. Also in this division is the Buffalo Pellet Stove, a free-standing stove that burns wood pellets. Snyder hopes to expand into solar and wind energy within the next couple of years. Snyder states, “Rural housing locations heated with electric, propane or fuel oil are ideal SEE GREEN PAGE A-13

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This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) in New York State. Those successful in Binghamton will have the opportunity to travel to the “World” competition at Michigan State University at the end of May. Five teams from Ellicottville Central School will head to Binghamton for their shot at attending the World competition.

Five 1st place teams from Ellicottville Central School will be traveling to Binghamton on March 27 to take part in the New York State Odyssey of the Mind competition. Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES sponsored the Regional Tournament last Saturday at Allegany Limestone Middle School. Forty-six teams participated in the creative problem solving competition where teams of up to seven members work together over several months to solve one of five predefined problems. The teams present their “Long Term” solution to a panel of officials and then participate in the “Spontaneous” portion of the competition where they generate answers to a problem they have not seen before competition day. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) in New York State. Those successful in Binghamton will have the opportunity to travel to the “World” competition at Michigan State University at the end of May. The Worlds

is an international event with teams competing from places including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Russia and Mexico. Ellicottville teams have been fortunate to participate in this event in previous years. The results from the five problems in the competition on Saturday are as follows: Nature Trail ‘R Division I: 1st-Wellsville Elementary, 2nd-Immaculate Conception, and 3rd-Bolivar-Richburg. Division II: 1st-AlleganyLimestone Middle/High, 2nd-Franklinville, and 3rdSalamanca. Return to the Gift of Flight Division I-Ellicottville. Division II: 1st-Ellicottville, 2nd-Immaculate Conception, and 3rd-Fillmore. Division IIIWellsville High. Discovered Treasures Division I: 1st-Wellsville, 2ndEllicottville (lottery slot will send this team to Binghamton as well), and 3rd-Salamanca Elementary. Division II: 1st-Wellsville Middle, 2ndRandolph High, and 3rdFillmore. Division III: 1stEllicottville, 2nd-Wellsville, rd and 3 -Olean High.

Column Structure Division I-Salamanca Elementary. Division II: 1st-Salamanca High, 2nd-Ellicottville, and 3rdWellsville Middle. Food Court Division I: 1stEllicottville, 2nd-Franklinville, and 3rd-Salamanca Elementary. Division II: Tie for 1stWellsville and AlleganyLimestone, 2nd-Belfast, and 3rd-Fillmore. Division III: 1stWellsville, and 2nd-AlleganyLimestone. Other awards presented included Omer Awards for Sportsmanship, Dedication and Spirit to Cheryl Bacilli from Salamanca, Kailee Lamphier from Wellsville, and Becky and Don Catino from Immaculate Conception. The coveted “Ranatra Fusca” Award is presented to a person or team who exhibits extraordinary creativity, and this year went to budding engineer, Chris Wojtowicz from Ellicottville. BOCES would like to thank the dozens of community volunteers who give up their time to coach, officiate and help make the event such a wonderful experience for the students!

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SPRINGVILLE - St. Aloysius Regional School is holding a “Teddy Bear Picnic” and Information Night on Tuesday, March 16 from 6-7:30pm in the school. The Teddy Bear Picnic is open to all children ages 4 and 5 years and their parents. Children are asked to bring their favorite Teddy (or stuffed animal) and get ready for a fun evening that will include hot dogs, chips, beverages, Teddy Bear Treats, and free Basket Drawings! Older children and their parents are invited to take part in the Information Night being held at the same time. The purpose

of both of these activities is to introduce St. Aloysius Regional School to members of the communities it serves and show what is available to children and families of all denominations. St. Aloysius is continuing 125 years of teaching area youth and is excited about the future and what it holds for its current students and all that will be enrolling. Transportation and text books are provided by the school district the children live in. St. Al’s currently has children enrolled from the North Collins, West Valley, Pioneer, Ellicottville, Catt-Little Valley,

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school. Any child in grade 3-8 is welcome to attend. Your child will “shadow” one of the currently enrolled students for the day and see what goes on as well as participate in some fun activities. Wednesday is Pizza Day at St. Al’s and visiting students may purchase lunch that day. The school principal, Bonnie Renzi, has stated that busing

and textbooks are provided to St. Al’s students from the district they reside in; St. Al’s currently has students enrolled from the Pioneer, Springville, West Valley, N. Collins, Holland and Catt/LV school districts. Please call the school at 716-592-7002 to reserve your spot or for more information. Reservations are requested by March 18.

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Grant Competition PittBradford Student Receives Grant Award for Business

Andrew Hwang (above), a business management major from Horsham, was one of four students who made presentations before judges during the NEXT STEP Business Grant competition. Andrew’s grant request focused on his LPX Gaming business, which he has already begun investing in.

BRADFORD, Pa. – University of Pittsburgh at Bradford student Andrew Hwang, a business management major from Horsham, is the first recipient of the NEXT STEP Business Grant Competition. Sponsored by the Pitt-Bradford entrepreneurship program, the grant awarded $1991 to Hwang for enhancements to his business, LPX (Land Party Extreme) Gaming, located on South Avenue in Bradford.

Hwang was one of four students who made presentations before judges Jill Foys of North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission, Brian Jadlowiec of Northwest Savings Bank and Students in Free Enterprise student Alyssa Smith. “Andrew’s grant request for his LPX Gaming business was distinguished by the fact that Andrew has already started this fledgling business and has put sweat equity and his own money into it,” said Laura Megill, director of the entrepreneurship program. “He talked to his early customers about what they wanted, and his grant was to provide these items. Andrew has demonstrated the drive and work ethic to make the most of this grant.” Hwang worked three jobs last summer to earn the money to begin his business at the beginning of the academic year. LPX Gaming is a landparty game room, a place where gamers can play multi-party or Internet-based games in the same room. Aside from video games, non-gamers will be able to play party games, board games, watch movies, sing karaoke and study. Being in the same room provides the gamers with a different, more social experience than playing separately, Hwang said. “I am trying to bring socializing back to video gaming. In this

world of Facebook, and the Internet, people have lost touch with social interactions, and this business is just one way to tie them back together.” Hwang encountered land-party rooms both at home and while studying abroad in South Korea, where they are very popular. He said he has a steady and growing customer base. Hwang will use the money from the grant to purchase paint and supplies to re-paint the interior of the gameroom and create a more appealing place. Aside from increasing the number of systems in the store, he will buy new seating for gamers and a stereo headset for each system to give the gamers better sound quality and allow them to play their games without outside distractions. “By combining these features, we can offer our customers a better playing environment, where they are likely to return and play for long hours,” Hwang said. “These are all suggestions that I received from my customers, and was happy to tell them that I could deliver. “I would love to give the town of Bradford and Pitt-Bradford students a place to gather and enjoy playing games with one another and start attracting more students to go into town. I hope that I continue to grow as I have been, and that I will be able to offer a better service in the time to come.”

‘Good News’ Awards Greater Olean Area Chamber Seeks Nominations; Deadline March 19

OLEAN - Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to make our community a better place to live and work? Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the Annual Good News Awards. The ceremony recognizes those individuals and organizations who give so readily of themselves to the betterment of the quality of life of our community and often go unnoticed as they perform their daily good works. Awards are given in 8 categories: Community for displaying outstanding dedication to the community; Culture/Environment - for outstanding service in the preservation or enhancement of our physical or cultural environment; Education - for

their contributions in the field of education; Public Service - to an elected official, civil employee, citizen advocate, or appointed representative to an official body for his/her outstanding involvement in public service to our community; Religious - for devoted service to the spiritual sector; Senior - to an outstanding senior citizen (62 years or older); Youth - to an outstanding youth (18 years or younger); and Wellness - for excelling in human service and health. The awardees will be honored at the Good News Awards Ceremony at the Premier Banquet Center on May 20. The Good News Award recognizes the unheralded volunteer service to our community that countless people perform, not for personal

glory, but for the greater good of this community we are fortunate to call home. If you know a person or a group that you would like to recommend for this award, please call Greater Olean at 716-372-4433. Nomination forms will need to be filled out and are available at the GOACC offices, online at www.oleanny. com, or call 372-4433 to have one sent out. The nomination form will list specific examples of contributions/efforts/ support. GOACC encourages supporting materials (such as letters of reference, news articles, certificates or video tapes). Please use and attach a separate sheet to include more information. Nominations are due back to GOACC, 120 North Union Street, Olean, or by fax to 716-372-7912 by March 19.

Bonaventure Square New Development Project Focus of GOACC Chamber Luncheon

OLEAN – The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Luncheon on Friday, March 12 at noon at the St. Bonaventure Clubhouse. St. Bonaventure University and its Bonaventure Square Project will be the focus at the luncheon. Bonaventure Square, a $60 million two-phase project will entail the construction of apartments, a familyentertainment venue with bowling, a book store and café, a sporting complex, a hotel and retail shops supportive of the complex. “What Bonaventure Square

will deliver is housing and new athletic and cultural facilities,” Brenda Snow, senior vice president for finance and administration, St. Bonaventure University said. “It’s a lifestyle development that enhances, in the long run, the university’s ability to attract and retain students and faculty while also providing new and exciting facilities for the community.” The cost of the luncheon will be $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members with a menu of clubhouse veggie grill wrap, side salad, beverage and dessert. Reservations can

be made by calling GOACC at 716-372-4433 or by e-mailing nancy@oleanny.com Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 120 North Union Street in downtown Olean, has been the leading business organization in the greater Olean area since 1906. Their business plan reflects activities related to lobbying local and state leaders and developing programs, to supporting workforce development, small business owners, large corporate entities, non-profit organizations, manufacturers, and area residents.

Bad Beat Jackpot Seneca Gaming Poker Room Pays Out Over $211,749 SALAMANCA - Joseph Palumbo of Darien Center, NY got a “bad beat” at Seneca Gaming & Entertainment’s Poker Room (located within the newly renovated Gaming facility at 768 Broad Street in Salamanca, NY) on February 12, 2010. But unlike most poker players who get a bad beat, Palumbo isn’t complaining. He and the other eight $3-$6 Omaha players at the table were awarded a total of $211,749.03 when his jack high straight flush was beat by Martin John’s ace high straight flush in diamonds. Palumbo Joseph Palumbo of Darien Center, NY and Martin John of SEE POKER PAGE A-13 Olean show off their “bad beat” jackpot winnings.

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Clint Lienau (left) and Ashley Waterman (right), with other St. Bonaventure Theater cast members, will perform “Reality Bites: One Act Festival V” March 24-27 at St. Bonaventure University. Tickets are now on sale.

ST. BONAVENTURE Theater students and faculty members are gearing up for a biennial rite of spring on the St. Bonaventure University campus – the presentation of four oneact plays in a production that repeats itself over four nights. “Reality Bites: One Act Festival V” will be performed at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, March 24-27 at the University’s Garret Theater adjacent to Devereux Hall. There will be an audience talk-back session after the performance on Friday, March 26, during which the cast, crew, designer and director will discuss the production and take questions from the audience. Performed will be works by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, both Nobel Prize winners; David Ives, a noted Broadway and Off-Broadway writer whose one-act plays have been popular with SBU Theater audiences; and Lawrence G. Smith, an Artie Award-nominated playwright who has had several works performed regionally, including one that’s playing at Buffalo’s Alleyway Theater. Audiences will be taken on a

journey through the strange and unusual, from being trapped in a manipulative desert to watching a noted historical figure reliving his own demise over and over, said Dr. Ed Simone, chairman of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and head of the SBU Theater program. The evening includes Pinter’s hard-hitting examination of state-sanctioned torture, an exploration of loneliness, as well as silent pieces for two moving bodies in the style of Japanese Buto. The production “is meant to amplify SBU’s commitment to nonviolence and social justice and to look at how we realize our lives in time and space,” said Simone. “The four plays and the movement pieces are reflections of different aspects of an awareness of the human condition as it is and as it might be. There’s comedy, but there’s some very powerful argument made in these pieces as well.” The production contains adult language and subject matter and is meant for mature audiences, he cautioned. Rebecca Misenheimer,

assistant professor of theater at St. Bonaventure, is the production’s designer and technical director. The cast includes SBU theater majors Ryan Kasperski, Emily West, Karim Troncelliti, Liz Mohun, Lizzy Vivino and Ashley Waterman, theater minor Clint Lienau, as well as these SBU students from other disciplines: Cameron DeOrdio, James Torres, Mike Dlugosz, Sean O’Shea and Katie Desautels. Also performing is 11-year-old Tyler Richmond from the Olean Theatre Workshop. The show will also feature live, original music performed by Olean composer and percussionist Moses Mark Howden, an adjunct music instructor at SBU, and members of the University’s percussion ensemble. The stage manager is Monica Edwards and assistant stage managers are Catherine Turner and theater minor Corrie Damulis. Student technicians include theater majors Erin Lowry, Chris Britten and Paul Finley, as well as these students from other disciplines: Hannah Coon, Katie Reusch, Mary Harner, Tawanna Jones-Smith, Mallory Diefenbach, Tanisha Gamble, Christiana Eckel, Justin Carter, Carolynn Harrington, Sarah Schweiger and Leanna Chojnacki. Seating in the intimate Garret Theater is limited and performances of previous SBU Theater productions have been sold out. To reserve a seat for “Reality Bites: One Act Festival V,” call the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts box office 716-375-2494. Any unsold tickets will be available as free “student rush” seats beginning at 6:30pm the night of each performance. Students must show their ID.

LV Library Organizing ‘Friends Of the Library’ LITTLE VALLEY - A meeting for anyone interested in helping to organize a Friends of the Library group for the Memorial Library of Little Valley will be held at the library on Wednesday, March 17 at 7pm. “This is just the first step toward forming a Friends organization,” noted Julie Dykstra, a member of the library’s board of trustees. “Although we’d love to see a few people take charge and get this going, attending the meeting doesn’t obligate anyone to formal membership at this time. Folks with casual interest are welcome to attend!” The Friends will ultimately be a stand-alone organization with its own members, officers, and constitution, separate from the library and its board of trustees. “All three entities will work, in their own way, toward fulfilling the library’s mission of service to the community,” explained Dykstra. For more information, interested parties should contact the library at 938-6301, or stop in during regular library hours. The Memorial Library of Little Valley, located at 110 Rock City Street, is a member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Regular hours are Monday-Tuesday 10am4:30pm and 6-8pm, Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-4:30pm, and Saturday 10am-noon.

Editorial:

Truth Or Consequences The False Prophet

BY DOUG ARROWSMITH “But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind and you will be blessed because they cannot repay you.” - Luke 14;13 Glenn Beck claims to be a religious man. He claims to be among the ranks of the saved. Glenn frequently weeps on his show while expounding his own virtues and those of a supposedly Christian nation. Unfortunately, for those who truly believe and for the rest of us, Glenn seems to have ripped entire sections from his bible and used the pages to wipe away his tears before actually reading them. Glenn is neither particularly religious nor virtuous. He is bile. Anyone who knows me knows that my relationship with the religions of the world have been a bit strained. That being said, I was, however, raised a Catholic. I went to a Catholic school and I became well versed in the teachings of the New Testament. I appreciate and admire the basic ideas of religion. Love thy neighbor, etc. I know the

lessons and I admire people who choose to live by them without distorting them. Too many people, however, are distorters. They pick and choose their bible verses as a means of advancing their own political or social agendas. The distorters, Beck included, choose to reinterpret the bible by ignoring the basic teachings of Jesus. Which brings me to Glenn’s latest attempt at raising his own private army of blind zealots. Last week on his show, Beck urged his viewers to leave their churches if they were asked to practice social or economic justice. He asked his fans to check their church websites and to listen closely to the sermons being delivered. If they heard the phrases “social justice” or “economic justice” they were to run away as fast as they can. He claimed that those phrases were a stepping stone to eventual Nazism and Socialism. Social Justice. Economic Justice. Beck thinks Jesus was a Nazi? I’ve known for a long time that Glenn Beck is completely and utterly insane. Now the rest of the world knows. If you believe that Jesus Christ existed and you believe in the lessons he taught, then you know the way in which he supposedly lived his life. Even if you don’t believe in the bible as literal history, you have to admire the story. He turned water into wine. Loaves into fishes. He fed and lived among the poor. Lived with the lepers. He told the story of the good Samaritan. The quote at the beginning of this column is just one of hundreds I could have used to prove my point that Jesus was

all about social and economic justice. Virtually everything the man said was based on the idea of helping those who could not help themselves. No matter what your beliefs, you cannot ignore the fact that Jesus was the bearer of social reform If you choose to ignore these basic facts you’re left with nothing more than “In the Beginning.” Everything after those words has to be tossed out. Beck is nothing more than a false prophet. There are already too many people in this world who choose to use religion as a weapon and we don’t need anymore “religious warriors.” People like Beck and Palin who claim to be Christians have distorted the beliefs of millions of truly virtuous people and they’re using those beliefs to instill fear among the confused and ignorant who have never read an actual word in the bible. Beck’s followers, for the most part, have been leading religious lives based solely on what they’ve been told to believe. I personally know many socalled “born again Christians” who have never read the New Testament from cover to cover. I have and I know what it says and what it teaches. Put plainly, it teaches social and economic justice. The very lessons that Beck says you should run away from. In the end, however, you should be running away from nut jobs like Beck. He’s leading you down a path that can only lead to one thing. A religion with him sitting on the throne casting stones at every glass house in sight. Comments? E-mail Doug at shakedowndoug@hotmail.com

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CONT. FROM PAGE A-1 Over in Little Valley, Tourism Specialist Deb Opferbeck has been involved with Maple Weekends over the years. The event started as just one weekend for all the maple producers. “But our producers wanted people to be aware they are open the entire maple season. They are willing to have people come and watch them the entire time and not just on those weekends.” Opferbeck also wants to promote the Western New York Maple Festival coming to Franklinville in late April. “The theory (behind the maple weekends) is to create awareness of what the maple producers in our county are doing.” Not all the local maple producers are actively part of the Maple Weekends, because according to Opferbeck “they just cannot handle a big crowd.” But they are still open. You can check out the list of participants by going to the Maple Weekend website at www.mapleweekend. com. Sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers Association, the website will point out locations of maple operations all across the state. A popular dining destination for locals and visitors alike is Sprague’s Maple Farms, just north of Portville on Route

IDA CONT. FROM PAGE A-5 states they understand their personal responsibilities to keeping the IDA on budget. The CCIDA board members welcomed new member Brent A. Driscoll to the Board and look forward to working with Brent. Richard Zink of Southern Tier West approached the IDA seeking funding for a proposal that would make it easier for businesses in five Southern Tier counties to cover the costs of exporting products valued at less than $500,000. Zink asked the board to consider giving either a $50,000 grant or loan to the Western Region Corporation to help the group obtain enough funding to begin the program. Zink said that when exporting products to foreign countries, businesses often need to wait three to four months for payment on their goods, which limits

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The Maple Weekends March 20-21 and 27-28 set the stage for the annual WNY Maple Festival coming up in late April, held each year in Franklinville.”

305. Owner Randy Sprague is an enthusiastic supporter of the Maple Weekends, having been a part of them “almost every year they’ve had it.” Sprague says they get a nice sized crowd every year. They feature demonstrations and plenty of maple products. “We usually get two or three thousand people (visiting) on each of the weekends.” They offer rides through the woods, tree tapping demonstrations, and an Indian Village “to show how maple syrup was discovered.” At Sprague’s you can find a rustic type sugarhouse to show how the syrup was made for the last two hundred years. “And our modern facilities show how the industry is operating today.” An old-style wood-fired evaporator runs on the weekends. Many samples

can be found, including maple cake donuts and maple cotton candy, to name but two. Travel a bit to the north of Sprague’s and you’ll find Baldwin Hill Farms, at 8508 Baldwin Hill Road in Rushford. It’s run by the Maple Lady, Bonnie Yox, and features “about twenty different products that we make from maple.” Husband Paul Yox and son Brandon Yox help run the farm. Baldwin Hill Farms will be open to the public both weekends from 10am-4pm, as will all the Maple Weekend sites. You can tour the sugarhouse and learn what can be done with maple syrup. “My job is to show people that maple syrup is a natural product that can be used for anything that you want sweetened.”

the amount of reinvestment and growth possible for the business. He added that if a business exports more than $1 million in a single shipment they can easily obtain a loan to cover costs during the waiting period, and they can usually obtain loans covering a single shipment over $500,000. However, Zink said the that businesses have real difficulty obtaining loans for shipments of less than $500,000 since banks are unwilling to deal with loans of this size due to their high transaction costs and limited return. He said that Southern Tier West has already guaranteed $50,000, and is seeking the same amount from the CCIDA and the Chautauqua County IDA. The Appalachian Regional Commission would match these funds, if granted by the IDA, with $150,000. Zink said the New York State Empire State Development International Division would give the program $300,000, and the Economic Development Administration

would cover $1 million. He said any business seeking a loan would need to submit applications to the ExportImport Bank of the United States, and if the application passes approval, the bank would guarantee 90 percent of the loan. Various board members raised concerns over what would happen to their initial outlay of funds if the program were to fail. Zink replied that if the program were to shutdown due to lack of support, the group would return the IDA’s funding amounts. Zink added that New York State estimates about 40 percent of the funds would go to Allegany, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, and that a business must be physically located within the covered counties. The board decided to have Executive Director Corey Wiktor review the Chautauqua IDA’s proposal before making any motion on the proposal. The next IDA meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at 11:15am.

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The Villager Classified Ads: Rate: $8.00 per week (30 words or less - $0.10 each additional word over 30). Send your ad, along with payment, to: The Villager, PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731 or stop by our office at 39 Mill Street. Deadline: each Monday at 4pm. Furniture Repaired, Refinished Or Replicated: Machine Caning replaced. Custom Furniture Built To Your Desire. New! Home Theater Cabinets or Shelves Designed & Built. FIVE POINTS, 716-938-6315, fivepnts@localnet.com, Visit fivepnts.com for Photos. Interior Finishing By Tom Clauss: Painting, plastering, remodeling, repairs, restoration work, electrical, plumbing & more. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SPECIAL: DISCOUNTED PRICES! Free estimates. Call today! 716-949-9155. PERKS CONSTRUCTION: General contracting & remodeling, including drywall, painting, flooring, tilework, stonework, finish work, siding, electrical, plumbing & more. Your local carpenters with over 30 years experience! Insured, many references. Call Jeff Perks at 716244-3559 or Josh Perks at 716-969-5115. Board Your Pet: At East Otto Country Kennel. Over 10 years of quality pet care. Clean & comfortable with covered outdoor patio, playtime 3 times a day. Grooming available. 716-5924011 or www.eastottocountrykennel.com. Woodcrest Pet Spa and Kennel: Treat your pet to the SPA experience at 140 Lincoln Ave. in Salamanca. OR maybe they need a vacation. Take a tour of our Kennel on Sawmill Run in Little Valley, at WoodcrestKennel.net or call SPA 716-945-2700, KENNEL 716-945-5799. FAMILY/ESTATE PROBLEMS? Paul D. Pearson, Attorney/Mediator. Conserving Time, Money, Relationships. Widely recognized & experienced in all Family-Matrimonial Law and Mediation matters. Problems usually resolved without litigation. Office: 1301 N. Forest Rd., Ste. 2, Williamsville, NY 14221, phone 716-632-2728. www.mediate.com/pearson DALE’S CHIMNEY SWEEP, INC.: Inspection, cleaning, repairs & woodstove/rain cap sales. Stainless steel relining. Established in 1978. Insured, clean & professional. 716-699-4791. Homemade Baked Goods: Pies, cinnamon & pecan rolls, sweet breads (banana, apple walnut, pumpkin, lemon poppyseed, blueberry), cookies, salt rising bread & more. Available every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7am-8pm. Di’s Pies & Bake Shop at Pumpkinville, 4830 Sugartown Road, Great Valley. Stop at the bright red shop. FREE ESTIMATES From EXPERT CONTRACTING: Specializing in roofing & siding. Fully insured, member in high standing with “Better Business Bureau.” Only quality American made material, professionally installed at the best price. We offer military & senior citizen discounts. Call today! 716-572-7303.

RECOVERY ZONE FACILITY BONDS: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) authorized the issuance of many new bonds, including Recovery Zone Facility Bonds. These tax-exempt bonds may be issued for private development anywhere in Cattaraugus County (the “County”) designated as a Recovery Zone. Both the Cattaraugus County Legislature (the “County Legislature”) and County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) have designated the entire County as a Recovery Zone, allowing the issuance of Recovery Zone Facility Bonds for projects anywhere in the County. The County has received an allocation of $3,507,000 of bond volume limit for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, and, by action of the County Legislature, the County has assigned such allocation of bond volume limit to the Agency. Pursuant to the provisions of ARRA, the Agency must issue any Recovery Zone Facility Bonds authorized by such bond volume limit before January 1, 2011. A Request for Proposals developed by the Agency for use of such bond volume limit for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds is available at the Agency’s website, located at www.cattcoida.com. A printed copy of said Request for Proposals may be requested from Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Director, County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency, 3 East Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York 14731, Telephone (716) 699-2005, fax (716) 699-2942. If you have a project and are interested in tax-exempt financing, please contact Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Director, County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency, 3 East Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York 14731, Telephone (716) 699-2005, fax (716) 699-2942. COUNTY OF CATFARAUGUS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY By: Corey R. Wiktor MADE IN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY: Cattaraugus County is seeking products that are made Name: Corey R. Wiktor, Title: Executive Director within the county. These products will then be placed on exhibit in the glass display cases located in the lobbies of each of the County Buildings in Olean and Little Valley. The idea is to honor the ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK, NO- companies that reside in our county and manufacture products that are examples of their ingenuity TICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Pursuant to Section 7-728 of the NYS Village Law, a public and fortitude. Products will be placed in the cases on a rotating basis depending on the response hearing before the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will be held on Tuesday, received for this endeavor. These are small glass cases, so the product size has to be limited to March 16, 2010 at 4:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, something that can be handheld or folded to a smaller size. The cases are locked and placed in New York to consider: Zoning Board of Appeal Application No. ZBA-2010-02. An application by secured surroundings. Two products would be needed to fill each display case. Photos and a list of Daniel Mergenhagen (owner) of 9 Mechanic Street for an Area Variance of the Side Yard Setback products will also be displayed on the county’s websites. If you are interested in participating in this and Accessory Building Allowable Square Footage requirements for platted lots in the Village of project or have more questions, please call Deb Opferbeck, Tourism Specialist at 716-938-2242 or Ellicottville as established for the Village Residential (VR) zoning district as defined by Section Cheryl O’Keefe, County Administrator’s Secretary at 716-701- 3202. 3A.2.C.2 and Section 3.A.2.H of the Village Zoning Local Law of 2009. The purpose for this Area Variance request is to allow for construction of a garage as an accessory use to the existing residential structure located at 9 Mechanic Street. The proposed garage is proposed to be 10 feet and 17 feet from the side property line with the Side Yard Zoning Setback for the Zoning District requirement being 10 feet with a 30 foot total side yard. The proposed size of the garage is 2,181 square feet with ADOPTION: Loving couple wishes to adopt your newborn. Secure lift filled with much love the Accessory Building Allowable Square Footage requirement being a maximum of 1,000 square & unlimited opportunities. Expenses paid. Please contact Larry & Joan at jktoots@netzero. feet. Application materials are available for review from the Village of Ellicottville Building Inspec- com or call 1-866-203-4861 pin # 8238. tor/Code Enforcement Officer at the Department of Public Works Building, 9 Mill Street from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., weekdays. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear all interested persons with regard to this application at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the hearing. Mary J. Klahn, Village Clerk Top Irish Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on January 28, 2010. Office in Cattaraugus County. SSNY is the designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6184 Rt. 219, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Puropse: Any lawful purpose. ★ ★ SILVER FOX FARMS, LLC. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/21/2010. OfTo solve a Sudoku puzzle, place fice in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY This Week’s Difficulty Level: a number into each box so that shall mail copy of process to 8 Ethier Dr., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box SOUTHERN TIER TOWERS, LLC. Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability square within the larger diagram Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) (there are 9 of these) will contain on 02/05/2010. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent every number from 1 through of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such 9. In other words, no number process served to: The LLC, 221 Homer Street, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act. will appear more than once in

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NOTICE OF FORMATION of Countywide Gravel, LLC. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/16/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 5800 Seneca Street, Elma, NY 14059. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of SPRAGUES WASHINGTON SQUARE, L.L.C., a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/30/2009. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: William Sprague and Kody Sprague, 11958 Route 16 P.O. Box 659, Yorkshire, NY 14173. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. CTFH, LLC. Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 02/16/2010. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 1616 Gemini Drive, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act.

HIGGINS ENTERPRISES, LLC. Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 02/16/2010. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 1616 Gemini Drive, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act.

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Red Bull Butter Cup Event Held Last Saturday at Holiday Valley Competition Brought In Progressive Riders Showing Off Their Creativity and Style

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Last Saturday HV Played Host to Annual ‘Rally In the Valley’ Event Friends Got Out Their Best Sombreros and Partied Mexican Style

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