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BENEFIT FOR BONNIE KELLER: APRIL 9TH, 2011. . . PAGE A-5 March 10-16, 2011 Volume 06 ~ Issue 10 SECTION A

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Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras Parade is set for this Saturday, March 12, 2011 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. (Get your Mardi Gras parade application online at or stop into the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce office located at 9 Washington Street.) 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 Queen Pageant at Yodeler. 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 catch the parade. Sunday the fun continues on at Holiday Valley beginning with the Ski Patrol’s Pancake Breakfast at 9:30am on the deck of Yodeler and highlighted by the ever-popular “Dummy Downhill” event at 2pm. (For a complete schedule of this year’s Winter Carnival events at Holiday Valley, see page A-5.) 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

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Chamber of Commerce Announces Line Up for Summer Music Festival, July 1-3 BY JEANINE ZIMMER

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The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the line up for our Summer Music Festival (Note name change from Summer Festival of the Arts) July 1-3, 2011! Headlining the event Sunday, July 3 will be the ever-popular Funk and R&B group: KC and the Sunshine Band. Harry Wayne Casey (KC) and his group formed in 1973 and it didn’t take long for them to make it to stardom.

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By 1975 KC and the Sunshine Band had released mega hits “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s the Way (I Like It)” resulting in a self-titled album that scored triple-platinum status, soon to be followed by “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “Keep It Comin’ Love” and “Please Don’t Go,” songs so recognizable people jump into phrase as soon as their titles are mentioned. So what was the secret to this catchy rhythm? “Marketability,” KC states in an interview with The Villager. “I

worked in a record store and heard the frustration in peoples voices when they struggled to remember a title of a song they were looking for.” KC then came up with his musical formula to success: make the song catchy, make the song happy and “repeat the title in the song a lot.” Well, it worked; between 1975 and 1984, KC and the Sunshine Band recorded 10 songs ranked in the Top 40 of the Billboard Pop Charts. KC has enjoyed a lot of commercial success because of his ability to make SEE FESTIVAL PAGE A-12

The ever-popular Funk & RB band will headline the event Sunday, July 3, 2011. By 1975 they had released mega hits “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s the Way (I Like It)” resulting in a self-titled album that scored triple-platinum status,...

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Hinsdale Based Scott Rotary Seals Constructs New Facility in Olean Day Trippin’: Maple Weekend ... page B-3 By Meaghan O’Rourke St. Bonaventure Unv. March 19 marks the 16th annual Maple Weekend in New York State. More than 100 producers throughout the state will participate in the event; three of which are in Cattaraugus County.

Inside Business Track: Ellicottville Inn Condominiums ... page A-10 By Dean Whitcomb, Villager Staff “Our goal was to create a condominium living opportunity without compromising the architectural integrity of the building,” said Bill Soffel, broker/owner of ERA Team VP, “We left the exterior and common areas untouched to retain the Historical feel of the original building. Then we completely updated the interior to offer modernized condominium living.”

BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO WPIG 95.7 Scott Rotary Seals (manufacturer Of Rotary Timing Valves and Rotary Unions), located on Route 16 in Hinsdale, is proposing to construct a new 10,200 square foot manufacturing facility at 301 Franklin Street in Olean. The Cattaraugus County Industrial

Development Agency has been assisting the company with its project for about two years. Agency members voted on Tuesday, March 8, to accept the application of Scott Rotary Seals to begin preliminary approval. The time and place for a public hearing on the project will be scheduled. The company, also known as DST Properties NY, LLC, is requesting tax

abatements for real property tax, sales tax, and mortgage recording tax. “All of which is vital to small manufacturing companies here in New York State.” That’s according to IDA Executive Director Corey Wiktor. He told company General Manager Crystal Wiech, “We are more than happy to SEE IDA PAGE A-13

EBC Expansion Plans Progress Village Planning Board Considers Next Step in Brew Pub Blueprints BY JOHN THOMAS STAFF WRITER At the Village Planning Board Meeting Peter Kreinheder presented what he described as “still preliminary” plans for the expansion of the Ellicottville Brewing Company’s location on Monroe Street. The plan still calls for moving the building housing Kabob

Cafe to a location behind some of the other restaurants on Monroe. The board expressed some concern about parking and how cars would exit the parking lot behind the buildings. Maybee ally, the one-way between EBC and The Double Diamond, came into the discussion. The board was concerned that cars could not exit via the ally, forcing them to exit onto the busy 219

Route, or the residential Martha Street. Plans shown by Mr. Kreinheder showed a new structure to be built in the area vacated by Kabob Cafe. The building would be divided into several areas. One area would be for a new brew house and bottling section. Kreinheder showed some photos of SEE EBC PAGE A-13


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~ The Villager ~ March 10-16, 2011

Publisher’s Word “Happy St. Mardi Gras?” 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 goings-on in both the Village and at Holiday Valley Resort. You won’t want to miss one of the wackiest parades ever on Saturday March 12th at 6:30 p.m. 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? The Villager will continue it’s tradition of making our presence at the annual procession – our main man Dean will be crooning you all with a special song Snoop Dog style! So make sure you keep an eye open for him… This will not be your average Meanwhile, whether you’re weekend in the village – not a skier or just an interested by a long shot! Combining the observer, you simply must

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Due to the 90% chance of rain this Thursday March 10th Chamber Ski Day at HoliMont has been rescheduled for Thursday March 24th. HoliMont can roll your registration over to March 24th. HoliMont will be contacting the registrants.

700 Club Party-Fundraiser Have Fun and Help Local Organizations this Saturday at Holiday Valley The 700 Club and the Sunshine Boys are working together to make this year’s fundraising party the best ever. The party will be at the deck of Yodeler Lodge at Holiday Valley on Saturday March 12, starting at noon. This year’s theme is, of course, Mardi Gras!!! Costumes are welcome with lots of prizes for dressing up! Stop by for a yummy, homemade lunch, beverages, music, dancing, tom-foolery and


the best fast and furious auction of cool stuff which serves as the main fundraiser. The basic cost of the party is already covered by a $50 contribution by the members. Hard to believe this is the 10th year for the event and we have already raised over $20,000 for the local community. Each and every dollar raised at 700 club events goes directly back into the local community. Groups that have benefitted

from our fundraising events include the Alley Katz (who do an amazing job with the flowers and keep our Village beautiful), the Ellicottville Public Charities (who help local families in need) and Almost Home Animal Sanctuary (who provides homes to animals), just to name a few. Donations for food and drinks will be graciously accepted. We need auction goods for which we will be happy to pick up, just call (716) 699-2736.

Letter: Ski Patrol Food Drive Holiday Valley Ski Patrol Annual Food Collection Needs Your Help

This is year 16 for the food drive during the Holiday Valley Mardi Gras weekend. This year’s Hours: food drive is fast approaching, Mon ~ Thurs: 6:30am - 8pm and it is more important than Fri & Sat: 6:30am - 9pm ever. With the economy still not Sun: 7:30am - 8pm fully recovered, there are more people who need additional support, and now is the time to We Are Also Proud to Offer Free think of ways that you might WiFi Access To Our Customers! help. For the past 15 years the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol has collected money, cases of food and other necessary general Truckers & Busses Welcome! home items, and again we are asking for your help. Last year we collected just over $1,000.00 Offering Delicious Foods Including: and we need to top that figure •Friday and Saturday Night Fish Fry this year. E LIV E •Lenten Food Specials As I did last year, I am asking Also Featuring: everyone to dig just a bit deeper. •St. Patrick’s Day Specials: In the past I have suggested Daily Lunch Specials -Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner that you go through your food The Sub of the Week $6.25 -Green Mint Milkshakes (Avail. Now!) cupboards and pantries, and take out several non perishable *Delivery Available to Ellicottville and Surrounding Areas from 11am-7pm Daily food items that you may have


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. “Slainte” to you and your’s, to be sure! 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… JZ

purchased but right now really don’t need. Then go back and take out one more item like paper towels, tissue paper, toilet paper, or tooth paste. This is a year where each one of us has to go that extra step to help out someone else. Once you have done that, bring the items to Tops Market in Ellicottville, on Friday evening March 11th between 4:30 and 8:30PM where a ski patrolman will be standing outside to collect these items. OK, you can’t make it Friday evening, how about Saturday March 12 between 10AM and 6PM, or even Saturday evening where many ski patrolmen will be walking down each side of the street during the Mardi Gras parade, collecting food and money. Food donation boxes will also be set up in several shops around town, the Red

Door, and at the opposite end of town, Tops Market. Also out at Holiday Valley in Skiers Services and the ski patrol at the bottom of Youlder, where you can drop off items all week long. Those who stop by Tops Market Friday evening or Saturday are not going to go away empty handed for your generosity. We will award you with a strand of Mardi Gras beads to wear during the weekend events. Ski patrollers have a saying, “a passion for skiing and compassion for others” Our job both on and off the ski slopes is to help others, so now we ask that you please help us, to help others. Additional information, please contact Bob Barbu on the internet at bobbarbu@yahoo. com or call 440 668-3773. --Bob Barbu, HV Ski Patrol


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Wireless Incentive for Region

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S. Tier West Continues Efforts for Broadband in Three Counties

The Southern Tier West y Foundation -Development wBoard of Directors continued ,its commitment to address the rlack of adequate broadband ucoverage within the three ycounty region of Allegany, eCattaraugus and Chautauqua –Counties by approving to eprovide up to $53,000, over rthe next two years, towards the !effort. Previously dedicating g$40,000 to match a federal lgrant of $40,000 for a project tthat would cover areas of .eastern Cattaraugus County, lthe Foundation’s Board is improving tcommitted to dthe region’s quality of life .and economic vitality by community ostrengthening capacity and supporting timportant community and development aeconomic rprojects. “We all know that sbroadband is one of the next pequalizers as far as improving seducation, attracting industry, tcreating jobs, and staying competitive,” stated Donald Rychnowski, President of the Foundation. The Foundation unveiled their next broadband project, which would build off previous

projects and serve more communities within Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties. “Basically, it’s a two year project totaling $499,000,” Richard Zink, Foundation Treasurer stated. “If built, broadband would cover about 90 percent of the three-county region.” “We’re fairly comfortable over that time period we can obtain $200,000 through the Appalachian Regional Commission for the project,” stated Mr. Zink. He outlined the strategy for obtaining the necessary local cash match by approaching the towns and villages, that either currently have broadband or are in need of broadband, and ask for their support. He stated that he has already talked with five or six towns and they have all expressed an interest and are willing to take the request for local funds to their boards. Zink hopes to bring thirty towns on board. The Development Foundation would then “fill in the gap” (up to $53,000) needed to complete the project. As the Executive Director of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and

Development Board, on January 20 Mr. Zink also encouraged that Board’s members to talk with towns and villages in an effort to set up meetings to discuss the project. “I would be glad to meet with as many municipalities as needed,” stated Zink, “This is something we would like to accomplish in the next three to four months.” The Southern Tier West Development Foundation will also seek to partner with other organizations, whether not-for-profit or for-profit, that are interested in moving this effort forward. Mr. Rychnowski stated, “We can see that assembling adequate broadband service for the entire three county region is like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle and we can do it if we take it piece by piece and work on it together. The idea is to work with as many providers as possible, seeking proposals from various companies.” For more information on the Foundation’s broadband effort, please contact Richard Zink by phone 716-945-5301 ext.203 or by email at rzink@


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ERA Team VP Real Estate President/CEO William Soffel is now a member of the National Board of Trustees of the ALS Association. He joined the fight against ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, due to his , paternal grandmother Anna Jane Soffel’s battle with the disease for 3 years. “I have seen firsthand how devastating this disease is for the patient and the family,” Soffel said of his personal experiences. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative muscular t disease; people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease usually have a survival rate of tow to five years from their diagnoses. In 2010, The ALS association appointed Soffel to the board, and he founded a charity golf tournament names “Agents of Hope,” which raised $15,000 to increase awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease and funds for research and patient services. He was formally elected t the board at the Association’s annual leadership summit in January, 2011. As a national trustee, Soffel looks forward to having the opportunity to participate in the efforts to help find a cure for ALS, and he is excited to follow in his father Andy Soffel’s

footsteps, who served as a national trustee in the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s. Soffel has worked at ERA Team VP Real Estate for 20 years. The Chautauqua, New Yorkbased firm specialized in resort and residential real estate sales, management and development. In 2010, Soffel’s business was a finalist for the Gene Francis Award as a Top Five ERA Company on a national level. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Soffel received his B.S. in business and marketing. He lives in Bemus Point, New York with his wife Kari and their five children. In addition to serving on The Association’s National Board of Trustees, Soffel serves on the boards of the Jamestown (NY) YMCA, Jamestown Business College, and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary car through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, the Association builds hope and enhances

ERA Team VP Real Estate President/CEO William Soffel is now a member of the National Board of Trustees of the ALS Association. He joined the fight against ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, due to his paternal grandmother Anna Jane Soffel’s battle with the disease for 3 years.

quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For information about the ALS Association, visit or call 800-782-4747.

Wintertime Parking Ban, Village of Ellicottville There is a wintertime ban on parking between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. from December through March on Washington Street (Jefferson Street to Mill Street), and on Monroe Street (Elizabeth Street to Martha Street). Please do not park near intersections, as the sidewalk plow needs access to the sidewalks throughout the Village. This period of restricted hours is enforced consistently throughout the winter months regardless of the amount of snowfall to allow the DPW to clear the streets of snow within the business district. Anyone wishing to plow private or commercial driveways in the Village must obtain a permit at no charge by completing an application available from the Village Clerk, Village Constable or DPW.

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Benefit for Bonnie Keller Magic Rainbow Benefit for Local Cancer Victim, April 9th

BY JOHN THOMAS STAFF WRITER To some people the phrase “it takes a village” refers to more than just child rearing. For Bob McCarthy a sense of a village community is everything, which is why he is asking the FISH FRY FRIDAY $9.00 Eat In or Take Out community to come together LOBSTER SPECIALS WEDNESDAY for the benefit of Bonnie Keller. Bonnie and her partner Andre are PRIME RIB FRIDAY & SATURDAY the owners of Coolings Internet Cafe in Ellicottville. A short time ago Bonnie received a diagnosis St. Patrick’s Day Special: of intestinal cancer, and is now undergoing treatment at Roswell CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER Cancer Institute in Buffalo. But, rather than focus on the harsh GREEN DRAFT BEER, GUINNESS realities of cancer, Bob prefers to emphasize the positive aspect IRISH WHISKEY & COFFEE SPECIALS of community support. This explains the name he chose for Serving Dinner from 4pm-10pm Daily the benefit; The Magic Rainbow. As he puts it, “all the colors of life E L L I C O T T V I L L E ’ S F AV O R I T E R E S TA U R A N T S I N C E 1 9 6 3 are in the rainbow.” Saturday April 9th is the day The Barn • 7 Monroe Street, Ellicottville, NY • 699-4600 of the benefit at the American Legion Hall on Maples from 20 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 2pm to 7pm. Donations will be accepted at the door, but Bob 716-699-4162 is quick to point out that there huge draft selection! is no cost to attend. There will be a Ham and Turkey Raffle free wi-fi access! which Bob promises will be “outrageous.” He will be the auctioneer for the live auction, and there will be live music from the Flat Tops as well. Everyone will have a chance to by tickets for the door prizes. There will be a buffet featuring Beef on Wec mini sandwiches, and other sunday: und day: SUNDAY SUN NDAY BLOODY BLOO SUNDAY NDAY goodies. Eddie Szpaicher is CUSTOM CUST TOM BLOODY MARY BAR R working on supplying a brewed Don’t Miss This beverage for the event, and there monday: onday: PIZ PIZZA ZZA & WINGS WIN

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rough on both her and Andre. “What we are doing is standing up for one our own,” Bob tells me. His sense of community is mixed with a touch of pride and awe. When it comes to community support for those in need, he feels that Ellicottville is unique. “It’s absolute magic! What we do here is magic,” he tells me with more than a small touch of pride in his voice. Although a diagnosis of cancer is always devastating for the individual, it gives the community a chance to be at its best, by coming together with aid, support and love. As Bob says “We have an extraordinary sense of community!”

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will be soft drinks for those who prefer. Liz Boberg is rounding up auction items; anyone interested in donating an item for the auction should contact here at The Red Door. Greg Cappelli is organizing the donated funds, and anybody who wishes to make a donation to the event before the date can get him a check made out to Ellicottville Public Charities. Bob emphasizes that 100% of all the funds donated or collected at the benefit will go directly to Bonnie to help defray the costs incurred from her treatment. “She’s a hard working women, just trying to survive,” Bob says of Bonnie. She is responding well to treatment, but it has been

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Bonnie and her partner Andre are the owners of Coolings Internet Cafe in Ellicottville. A short time ago Bonnie received a diagnosis of intestinal cancer, and is now undergoing treatment at Roswell Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Saturday April 9th is the day of the benefit at the American Legion Hall on Maples from 2pm to 7pm. Donations will be accepted at the door, but there is no cost to attend.

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ECS Winter Sports Banquet is scheduled for March 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm. All studentathletes who participated in Boys & Girls Varsity, Junior Varsity, & Modified Basketball, Cheerleaders, or Boys & Girls Bowling have received reservation cards from their coaches. Those completed cards are to be returned to the office no later than March 8th. For reservation purposes please indicate the number attending, your son/daughter(s) is/are free, compliments of the

Sports Boosters Club & Board of Education. Parents and other family members will indicate the number attending on the reservation cards and return them to the High School Main Office on or before March 1, along with the cash or check sufficient for additional family members, $6 adults, students & Sr. Citizens $3. Reminder that we have a dress code for all banquets that asks all our attendees to dress neatly! Parents and studentathletes are asked to remain

for the entire program and to be courteous to each of the programs and players. We anticipate to be finished by 7:30 pm, and all of our studentathletes are encourage to be in attendance. The Board of Education, Administration, Coaches and Community members are extremely proud of the dedication, character and sportsmanship that our student-athletes show at all our competitions. Congratulations to all ECS teams!!

Beer and Food Pairing Ommegang Beer Event to be Held at Cadillac Jack’s, March 17 OMG... It’s Time for Some Ommegang Education What’s the deal with Ommegang? Come see for yourself at Cadillac Jack’s Ommegang and Food Pairing on Thursday, March 17. The only establishment in the area that carries the full regular offerings of the Cooperstown, N.Y. - based Ommegang Brewery, as well as Duvel from Ommegang’s parent company in Belgium, Cadillac Jack’s is hosting a six-beer, six-meal pairing for just $45. Do the math and it amounts to $3.57 per beer, $3.75 per meal. Festivities get under way at 6 p.m., starting with a Belgian white paired with a light appetizer. From there you’ll enjoy Ommegang’s Rare Vos, Hennepin, Duvel, Abbey Ale and Three Philosophers, each one partnered with a mini meal, including dessert. Yes, dessert with beer! To get a leg up on your Ommegang education and a guaranteed chance to win cool Ommegang and Cadillac Jack’s “stuff,” make your reservations today by calling Tina at 716-699-4117 or emailing

Historical Society Meeting Presentation March 13 Features Early Churches of Frankinville The Ischua Valley Historical Society will hold its first meeting of the year in the Miner’s Cabin, 9 Pine Street, Franklinville, at 2:00 on Sunday afternoon, March 13. Jason Cashing, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will speak on the early churches of Franklinville. The public is invited to attend and share in refreshments after the presentation.

Memory 101 Sessions Brian Awareness Week Program in Machias March 16 In honor of National Brain Awareness Week, the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter will be holding free educational programs, which are sponsored by Quaker’s Landing, throughout the eight counties of Western New York. Each session features Memory 101 which combines two of the Alzheimer’s Association’s popular programs – “Introduction to Memory Wellness” and “Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics.” Memory 101 will be held in Machias on Wednesday, March 16, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The Pines located at 9822 Route 16 (14101).

Muddy Buddy Duathlon

Columbia Host Event for First Time at Holiday Valley Saturday, June 18 Muddy Buddy is a fun trail run/ mountain bike team event with a twist. The start and finish is at Yodeler Lodge. The course is 6+ miles and you alternate with your partner running and riding. Go over, under or around each of the 4 obstacles located at 1-1/4 mile distances then switch places so the runner becomes the rider and vice versa. The final

obstacle is a giant mud pit you both crawl through together! Finisher medals are awarded to all who complete the course, and prizes go to the top finishers. The HV Mt. Crew is planning a creative post race shower system utilizing our snowmaking system. After the event enjoy the Red Hook Beer Garden and Expo.

There’s also a mini Muddy Buddy for kids age 4-11. Entrants get a t-shirt and finisher medal. Stay tuned for registration information and details. Start planning now for the COSTUME CONTEST! For more information log on to: or http://muddy-buddy.competitor. com.

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Arts Council Moves Location

Cattaraugus County Organization Seeks Volunteers to Help this Month

ALLEGANY, NY The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is pleased to announce that they are relocating to a new space at 100 West Main St. in Allegany and will be seeking support from volunteers to help with the move throughout the month of March. The new location in Allegany will include expanded studio space for art classes, meetings, and events, a large gallery wall for displaying artwork, and a retail storefront area where local artisans can sell their work. This new facility will allow CCAC to expand their offering of low-cost art classes and help to increase community visibility and awareness. CCAC staff and volunteers will be preparing the new 100 Main St. space during the month of March and would welcome the help of community members. Volunteers are needed to help paint the new studio on March 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th and assist with assembling and moving furniture and equipment on March 26th, 27th, 29th and 30th. This volunteer project is part of a series of AmeriCorps community service projects organized by Heather Carroll, an AmeriCorps Member serving at the Arts Council since October

The Arts Council is looking for volunteers to help with the move. Painting Starts this Saturday at 100 West Main Street. VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE (10am-5pm) March 12, 13 painting: March 19, 20 painting: March 26, 27 moving. Please contact Heather Carroll at or Anne at or call 716-372-7455 for more information if you are able to volunteer help during this time. The Arts Council is also in need of Painting supplies including rollers, extenders (for painting ceiling), brushes, tarps, tape, trays; 3 small office desks (mismatched ok, antiques ok); 3 storage cabinets; End tables, bedside tables (for storefront display); Small round table; Stereo; Ladders (to borrow).

of 2010. Community members are invited to lend a hand and participate in public art projects as well as ongoing CCAC programs and special events in the Southern Tier. AmeriCorps members work within local and national non-profit organizations to help them improve and expand the quality of services they provide and raise awareness of the organizations in their communities. The formation of CCAC’s volunteer corps will help CCAC continue to deliver

high-quality arts programming and services to area residents and allow them to extend their reach deeper into the community. If you have ideas about how you, your family, or your friends would like to volunteer with the arts council in your community, CCAC would love to hear from you. Please contact AmeriCorps Member Heather Carroll at the Cattaraugus County Arts council at 716-372-7455 or at heather. or visit www.

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Upcoming in Ellicottville Women’s Weekend June 10-12, 2011: To Honor Educate and Celebrate Being a Woman! We know that girls just want to have fun so grab your friends, sisters, mother or daughter and escape for a girls only weekend in Ellicottville. This is the one event geared toward all the Women in the world so get ready to have a blast, relax, unwind and try new things. Here are just a few examples Hiking, Herbal Tea Party, Cooking Classes, Fly Fishing, Archery, Yoga, Pilates, Beer Tasting and Basic Brewing, and so much more.

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Pop Artist Posner at Bonas Concert Tuesday, April 5 at Reilly Center in Allegany, New York

Posner began making melodic pop-rap songs for the college crowd and he compiled several mixtapes, the first of which, “A Matter of Time,” climbed to No. 1 on iTunesU in the summer of 2009. Posner signed with J Records the summer after completing his junior year at Duke. He returned to school for his senior year, and that fall released his second mixtape, “One Foot Out the Door,” which racked up 25,000 downloads in its first week and also claimed the No. 1 spot on iTunesU.

Pop and hip-hop singer and songwriter Mike Posner will perform in concert at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at St. Bonaventure University’s Reilly Center Arena. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the general public are $15 and go on sale Thursday, March 10. Tickets for St. Bonaventure students, faculty and staff are $10 each (limit one per SBU ID) and go on sale Wednesday, March 9. Posner launched his career at Duke University, where he balanced his undergraduate studies in sociology and business with his interest in writing and performing music. He began making melodic pop-rap songs for the college crowd and he compiled several mixtapes, the first of which, “A Matter of Time,” climbed to No. 1 on iTunesU in the summer of 2009. Posner signed with J Records the summer after completing his junior year at Duke. He returned to school for his senior year, and that fall released his second mixtape, “One Foot Out the Door,” which racked up 25,000 downloads in its first week and also claimed the No. 1 spot on iTunesU. He graduated in December 2009 with a 3.59 GPA and walked with his fellow graduates at Duke’s Commencement

in May of 2010, a day after sharing the bill with Drake at a concert in Los Angeles. Posner released his fulllength debut album, “31 Minutes to Takeoff,” in the summer of 2010. It features “Cooler Than Me,” a breezy ode to a former crush that became a worldwide hit, selling more than 1 million copies. Posner has collaborated with a number of popular artists including Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Wale, Big Sean, Bun B, We The Kings, Saigon and One Be Lo. His just-released radio mix of “Bow Chicka Wow Wow,” a song from “31 Minutes to Takeoff,” includes a new verse from Lil Wayne. His national television appearances include “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Tickets for the St. Bonaventure concert may be purchased at the Reilly Center Ticket Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or online at The concert is being presented by St. Bonaventure’s Campus Activities Board, the Student Government Association, and the Damietta Center. For more information, go to

Art on Display at Library Ellicottville Library Presents Drawings by Deborah Richter Through April 15 The Ellicottville Memorial Library is currently hosting and exhibition of drawings by Deborah Richter of Holland, New York. A little girl reaching for an apple high in a tree, autumn leaves floating on water, and a chipmunk with his cheeks packed full, are a few of the subjects that Deb has rendered with colored pencil on colored paper. All the images are realistically drawn,

with a beautiful sense of light and color. Even the smallest drawing takes many, many hours of work, and illustrate Deb’s love of nature and art. Deb says, “I grew up in Eden, NY, the daughter of an artist, in a house full of art and music. I did art on the side while pursuing a career as a horse trainer. After more than forty years in the equine profession, I have retired and once again picked up my

pencils. I have a grown son and spend my time riding my own horses, gardening, and camping with my husband.” Deborah Richter’s drawings will remain on exhibit through April 15, 2011. The Ellicottville Memorial Library is located at 6499 Maples Road in Ellicottville, NY. Hours are 10 to 5 daily except Sunday. Evening hours are 5-8pm Tuesday and Wednesday.

‘Doctrines of Discovery’

Chief Oren Lyons Discusses Public International Law at St. Bonas ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., March 9, 2011 — Chief Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Nation will discuss “Doctrines of Discovery” during a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the William F. Walsh Science Center amphitheater on the St. Bonaventure University campus. The presentation, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern and Clare College. The Discovery Doctrine is a concept of public international law expounded by the United States Supreme Court in a series of decisions, initially in Johnson vs. M’Intosh in 1823. The doctrine was Chief Justice John Marshall’s explanation of the way in which colonial powers laid claim to newly discovered lands during the Age of Discovery. Under it, title to newly discovered lands lay with the government whose subjects discovered new territory. The doctrine has been primarily used to support decisions invalidating or ignoring aboriginal possession of land in favor of colonial or post-colonial governments. This doctrine governs United States Indian Law today and has been cited as recently as 2005. Lyons is a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation who sits on the Onondaga Council of Chiefs. The Onondaga Nation is the central seat of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, also known as the Haudenosaunee or “People of the Long House.” As a Faithkeeper, Lyons is entrusted to maintain

the traditions, values and history of the Turtle Clan and uphold Gai Eneshah Go’ Nah, the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois. Lyons was born in 1930 and raised in a traditional family on both the Seneca and Onondaga territories in New York state. After graduating in 1958 from the Syracuse University College of Fine Arts, he worked for many years as a very successful commercial artist in New York City, eventually becoming the art and planning director for the Norcross Greeting Cards Company and responsible for directing 200 artists. In 1970, he decided to return to Onondaga Nation. Lyons was formally adopted by the Onondaga People in 1972. Lyons was a featured speaker at the Global Forum of Spiritual Leaders for Human Survival held in Moscow, and in 1992 was invited to address the General Assembly as the first indigenous speaker of the United Nations and open the International Year of the World’s Indigenous People at the United Nations Plaza in New York. He was the subject of an hour-long television documentary broadcast on PBS in 1991 with Bill Moyers. His 1992 book, “Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, the Iroquois and the Constitution,” co-edited with John Mohawk, details his belief that the emerging American colonies used the model of the Iroquois Confederacy as the basis for the democracy of United States. In 1982, he helped establish the Working Group on Indigenous

Chief Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Nation will discuss “Doctrines of Discovery” during a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the William F. Walsh Science Center amphitheater on the St. Bonaventure University campus. The Discovery Doctrine is a concept of public international law expounded by the United States Supreme Court in a series of decisions, initially in Johnson vs. M’Intosh in 1823 As a Faithkeeper, Lyons is entrusted to maintain the traditions, values and history of the Turtle Clan and uphold Gai Eneshah Go’ Nah, the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois.

Populations at the United Nations, and for more than 30 years he has participated in the Indigenous Peoples Conference in Geneva, an international forum supported by the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission.

Forum on Re-Parenting St. Bonaventure to Host Pressentation on Abuse, March 16 The Center for Nonviolence and The Visiting Scholars Committee at St. Bonaventure University are sponsoring an upcoming talk on re-parenting abused children. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the auditorium of the William F. Walsh Science Center on campus. It is free and open to the public. Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at SUNY-Cortland, and Jane Pamela Hall Fitz-Gibbon, M.A., will give the presentation, titled “All They Need Is Love: Re-Parenting the Abused Child.” Since 1982, the Fitz-Gibbons have helped parent more than 80 foster children. Jane has also led workshops on parenting, sexual abuse, and children and the law.


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St. Bonas, Tree Campus USA Academy Offers IB Diploma University Recognized by Arbor Day Foundation for Efforts

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., March 4, 2011 — St. Bonaventure University has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for 2010, capping a year-long effort to demonstrate its commitment to promoting healthy management of its campus forests and engaging the campus community in that effort. Launched in 2008 by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, Tree Campus USA recognizes colleges and universities that annually meet program standards aimed at creating a more environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing campus, and instilling pride in the campus community. “By encouraging its students to plant trees and participate in service that will help the environment, St. Bonaventure is making a positive impact on its community that will last for decades,� said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation means St. Bonaventure meets Tree Campus USA’s five core standards of tree care and community engagement: establishing a campus tree advisory committee; evidence of a campus tree-care plan; dedicated annual expenditures on a tree-care plan; involvement in an Arbor Day observance; and the institution of a service-learning project that engages the student body. It was a student who set the Tree Campus USA wheels in motion at St. Bonaventure. David Sine was a senior business administration student and vice president of student government last year when he started looking into the program. “I’m a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and a big fan of the social and economic benefits that result from environmental stewardship,� said Sine, a graduate MBA student at St. Bonaventure this year. “I was looking at some of the schools in the Tree Campus USA program and got to

St. Bonaventure’s Br. Kevin Kriso, O.F.M., blesses a tree during an Arbor Day tree-planting on campus last year, part of a year-long process that earned the university Tree Campus USA recognition.

thinking that we have acres and acres of beautiful trees at St. Bonaventure, and that they make the campus what it is. It also seemed that the university was already doing a lot of what the Tree Campus USA program calls for, that it is part of our Franciscan tradition, so I thought we should formalize it and get the recognition.� University administrators agreed that it was a good fit, said Rob Hurlburt, associate director of facilities for maintenance at St. Bonaventure. “We were very receptive to the idea,� said Hurlburt. “The program’s emphasis on caring for trees and the environment, and the service learning component really fit nicely with initiatives of the university’s Sustainability Commission.� A commission member, Hurlburt spearheaded the Tree Campus USA application effort, coordinating the year-long documentation process leading up to submission of the application in December. He worked closely with another Sustainability Commission member, Philip Winger, associate vice president for facilities at St. Bonaventure. Winger said the university has long practiced a “close-to-nature� landscape

philosophy integrated with the university’s Franciscan heritage. St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology, saw himself as a caretaker of the environment, not as a master over it. “The appearance of our campus landscape is no accident,� said Winger. “Over the years a groundskeeping tradition has evolved that favors a seamless transition from the hills, through the natural woods along the Allegheny River, to park trees and lawns, and on to the built environment of our campus. A dedicated staff of six groundskeepers serves as the stewards of this tradition.� As a Tree Campus USA university, St. Bonaventure will receive recognition and promotional materials from the Arbor Day Foundation. The university is among only about 100 campuses to have received the designation since the program began in 2008. “To be included in that relatively small number is noteworthy,� said Hurlburt. “We plan to keep the Tree Campus Advisory Committee together and to submit the recertification application annually in an effort to try to keep this going for years to come.�

Archbishop Walsh Receives International Baccalaureate Authorization

Olean, NY—March 6, 2011. Archbishop Walsh Academy is pleased to announce the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) has designated Walsh as an IB World School authorized to offer the Diploma Programme in fall 2011. With this award, Walsh will be one of only 2% of the high schools in the United States certified to offer this program. The IB Diploma Programme is an internationally acclaimed and structurally rigorous academic program with approximately 2,200 schools in the world offering an IB curriculum. With the achievement of this certification, the Academy is now positioned to offer a comprehensive program of excellence in education through the Montessori pre-school, the top-ranked elementary school, and the International Baccalaureate high school. There are many advantages for students who earn the IB

Diploma as well as for those who participate in an IB curriculum. IB and its worldclass academic standards are accepted throughout the world at selective universities, making it a passport to higher education at the best colleges. Students participating in the program will receive a package of education that balances subject breadth and depth, encourages internationalmindedness, develops a positive attitude towards learning, holds to published global standards through rigorous external assessment and emphasizes the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Universities around the world welcome the unique characteristics of students who have earned an IB Diploma and recognize the way in which the program helps to prepare students for university-level education. “This is an exciting time for Archbishop Walsh Academy and the entire Southern Tier community,� states Dr. Emily Sinsabaugh, chair of the Board of Trustees for Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy. “The academic richness of the IB Diploma Programme will prepare graduates of Walsh for the pursuit of excellence in higher education as well as give them the tools with which to succeed

for whatever career path they choose in life.� The process of preparing and applying for approval as an IB World School has required extensive dedication and hard work from faculty, staff, administrators and board members. Faculty have attended IB program training offered around the U.S. while staff, administrators and board members have worked diligently on a strategic plan for the school, technology and curriculum plans, financial statements and educating its constituents on the benefits of the IB Diploma Programme. “The dedication of our excellent faculty and staff has allowed Archbishop Walsh Academy to receive this IB World School designation within two years,� remarks Donna Sweet, principal at Archbishop Walsh Academy and Southern Tier Catholic School. She further comments, “To have the caliber of this program on offer to students in our area is a remarkable achievement that will further enhance the reputation for academic excellence within our community.� Students interested in graduating with an IB diploma should contact the school at 716.372.8122 to discuss options for enrollment and the preparation necessary to meet the IB diploma requirements.

Community Arts Ceremony Seneca Allegany Casino to Host Community Arts Ceremony March 12 All are invited to attend the second annual Community Arts Grants Ceremony at the Seneca Allegany Casino on March 12th from 12-3pm. Please come support your local arts and cultural organizations who are building strong arts programming in Western New York. Community Arts Grant Recipients are from Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. Community Arts Grants are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and locally administered by the Cattaraugus COunty Arts Council. RSVP to Courtney at


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Tribute to Larry Pearson “Hats Off to Larry” Day Featured Plaque Dedication Ceremony

There was a great turnout for the plaque dedication ceremony at the race hut on top of Fall Line run at HoliMont to start off the day. The plaque reads “This starting ramp is dedicated in memory of Larry Pearson a long time HoliMont coach who gave so much, asked for nothing in return and was always your friend” Some participants dressed like Larry in many layers of clothing….but NO HATS! The Friends of Larry skied until noon, then met inside the main chalet for lunch. Festivities continued throughout the afternoon, and continued on at the Gin Mill, Larry’s HoliHawks Office, after HoliMont closed, just as Larry would have liked it.

BY, WENDY FRANK Last Friday, March 4th, the “Hats off to Larry” Day was a fitting tribute to Larry Pearson, HoliMont Race Coach, and former Snowsports Instructor, who died all too soon on February 4, 2011. There was a great turnout for the plaque dedication ceremony at the race hut on top of Fall Line run at HoliMont to start off the day. Jack Widger, Jack Kramer, and Mike Weiss spoke about Larry’s dedication to the race program and to the children involved in racing. Wendy Frank spoke about his early days at the Snowsports School, and sang a song about Larry. Jack Kramer

and Jack Widger put up a temporary plaque which will be replaced with an engraved bronze plaque with a picture of Larry, permanently installed on the hut. The plaque reads “This starting ramp is dedicated in memory of Larry Pearson a long time HoliMont coach who gave so much, asked for nothing in return and was always your friend” Jack Widger said, “Larry pulled some strings in Heaven, and got us some sunshine from 9 AM till noon.” Some participants dressed like Larry in many layers of clothing….but NO HATS! The Friends of Larry skied until noon, then met inside the main chalet for lunch. There was the

sound of much laughter coming from each table as everyone shared Larry stories. There were tears, as well, but mostly smiles, as people looked at photos, reminisced, and celebrated the life of our friend. We had the opportunity to toss pine cones into the HoliMont fire pit and tell more stories. Miguel can tell you more about that particular one. Festivities continued throughout the afternoon, and continued on at the Gin Mill, Larry’s HoliHawks Office, after HoliMont closed for the day, just as Larry would have liked it. As the season draws to a close, the snow will go away, but the memories of Larry will always stand the test of time.

“Hats Off to Larry” (with reference to Del Shannon) Poetic License by Wendy Frank Once there was a lonely guy His name is Larry Pearson He went away now, all too soon And left us sad and lonesome

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Hats off to Larry, he’s gone away One day we knew he would, but not so soon we prayed Didn’t say goodbye, now it’s our turn to cry, cry, cry Now that Larry’s gone away for good. I know this may sound strange Wish he’d come back, and not have changed But there’s one more thing I gotta say Goodbye to racing, good bye ski school Goodbye to all the good times we shared with you Went to a meeting in the sky, now it’s our turn to cry, cry, cry Now that Larry’s gone away for good. Refrain: Hats off to Larry, he’s gone away One day we knew he would, but not so soon we prayed Didn’t say goodbye, now it’s our turn to cry, cry, cry Now that Larry’s gone away for good.

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You can have both. And even more remarkably – you can place them in your pocket. Better yet, you can fit them into your busy schedule. Let’s start with how you get the moon. The moon we are referring to is not the orb that hangs in the night sky – it is a diamond stone known as the “Moonflex.”

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, diamond stones are a skier’s best friend. The Moonflex is the best diamond stone I have ever used. Most skiers are harried by a job all week and rush out to get their ski fix on the weekends. When someone starts talking about maintaining a pair of skis most people start yawning. But what if I told you about a method to keep your ski edges finely honed that would only take you several minutes every other time you ski? What if I told you that you could also get a free bottle of either spirits or wine by following my advice? Ok, ok, I went too far, there is no free firewater. But my method will not impinge on your ability to enjoy après ski activities. Remember in the old westerns how the barber regularly hones the edge of his shaving blade against a giant strap of leather. The reason he was doing that

was to keep the shaving blade sharp. The same principle applies to your skis: a little maintenance goes a long way. One of my pet peeves in life is to slide on ice while skiing. I know it sounds trivial in the grand scheme of things – but it drives me nuts. It is impossible to get a ski to consistently grip on ice unless your edges are sharp. I keep my edges sharp, and you can too. By only bringing your skis into a shop for a tune up once or twice a year means you will be skiing most of the time on pitifully dull edges. There is a better way - and it will give you a lifetime of happiness for less than $100. Step 1: Find out from where you purchased your skis what the side bevel and base bevel are on your ski edges. Many recreational skis have a 1 degree side and base bevel.



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Changing Surface Conditions Spring Skiing Is Challenging and Fun

BY, KAITLIN FLOR is the fresh fallen snow on the ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY slopes that hasn’t been groomed. When you’re skiing you tend to Spring Skiing often brings feel as if you are floating over changing weather conditions. the deep, fluffy powder. Powder This time of year is filled with ski and rides great first thing winter and spring weather but it does push up under traffic surprises. Some days it’s 25 and more so on the steeps. This degrees and overcast while other condition, known as “crud” can days it is 45 and sunny. You just be challenging to new powder never know what you’re going skiers but with practice you’ll to get. However, that doesn’t grow to love it. Packed power mean that there are bad skiing is fresh snow that has been days and good ones, it just groomed (packed). It is also a means you have to step up your wonderful surface but can pile game so that you’re comfortable up through the day, too. Hard skiing in ALL conditions. packed surfaces develop after With the knowledge and several nights of grooming a help of Steve Crowley, Holiday good surface but you can still Valley’s Director of Mountain plant a pole in it with effort. Operations, we will briefly Hard packed snow holds well l n discuss some of the different and there is less piling up. Loose g surface area conditions and Granular is the result of a thaw s terminology that we use to freeze cycle or a sleet storm, n explain ski conditions at or can be created by grooming n various times in the season. icy surfaces. Frozen Granular Let’s start with glorious is a hard surface formed by powder skiing. Powder skiing granules freezing together after

a warm up or rain event and will support a ski pole stuck into it. These conditions will cover what we are skiing and riding on for the next week. There are a few more we’ll discuss next week that become more prevalent into the spring. All of these surface conditions make for great skiing and riding, each one has its own personality and ideal skiing/riding technique. All of the ski conditions are good ski conditions, just changing and sometimes more challenging for Furniture • Collectibles • Home Accessories • Interior Design the skier because it is new. The ability to be able to ski many ski conditions comfortably •Sporting • Militaria •Porcelain • Glass is what makes the sport of •Decorative Arts • Ephemera • Books skiing fun and challenging! •Sterling • Mirrors If you find yourself struggling • Textiles • Old Toys this season to adapt to the ever- • Fine & Costume Jewelry • Lighting • Country Style changing surface conditions, •Vintage Clothing • Hats *ACTIVELY BUYING* grab a more experienced friend or even an instructor and learn how to adjust your skiing to the 5034 Route 219 at Route 98, Great Valley NY (716) 945-6737 conditions of this fast-paced, super exciting winter sport!

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Summer Fun at HV Golfing, Swimming, Biking, Kayaking, Coasting and More! BY, KAITLIN FLOR ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY You love skiing with us during the winter but have you ever spent a few days here in the summer? Holiday Valley has plenty of fun outdoor activities waiting for you in the summer too. Our recently renovated 6500 yard Double Black Diamond golf course has been nominated by Golf Magazine as one of the best redesigns of the year for 2009. Golfing and lodging packages are available at the course-side Inn at Holiday Valley, Tamarack club, or any of the other rental condominiums. Like ski school in the winter, we have golf school in the summer too! Holiday Valley’s renowned Phil Ritson/Mel Sole Golf School features PGA Pro, Pat Hoffman. With class sizes of up to four people, you are sure to pick up a few helpful techniques on your golf vacation. We even have a 15 acre facility of practice areas for you with 10 covered tees and 50 grass tees. Pools … Pools ... and more Pools! Our new $1 million 3-pool complex includes a toddler pool, a lap pool, and an activity pool with a slide and a diving board. The pool area is beautifully landscaped with plenty of tiered sun decks to lay out on. We also provide poolside food and beverage service by the cabana bar, McCarty Café and John Harvard’s Brew House. The pools will be in service from Memorial Day weekend, on the weekends through midJune and then daily from midJune until Labor Day weekend.

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of difficulty. There are also zip lines in some courses. Everyone wears a harness with a special locking lanyard that safeguards you if you fall or let go. This new addition to Holiday Valley will be opening this June. After your relaxing and/or adventure-packed day of golfing, swimming, biking, and/or hiking, grab something delicious to eat from McCarty Café, John Harvards Brew House or from the Sky High menu in the Tannenbaum Lodge. The Village of Ellicottville also offers a Summer and Fall packed full of fun events and activities. Check out for a complete list of summer festivals and other events. There are also plenty of things to do nearby. To name a few, Allegany State Park, Seneca Allegany Casino, Griffis Outdoor Sculpture Park, Horseback Riding, and the Chautauqua Lake. So, come experience the same fun, adventure-packed, outdoor atmosphere of Holiday Valley in the summer time too!

High School Ski Racing Miguel Azcarate Directs Program for Children 8 Years and Up BY, KAITLIN FLOR teenagers on the team. The ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY children train for races mainly on the weekends but if they After weeks of trying to catch live close to the mountain or Miguel Azcarate, Training are able to come up during the Center Director, in-between week, Miguel and his coaches ski races and competitions, I provide weekday training finally had a chance to sit with a couple times throughout him for a few minutes to learn the week. During the week, more about the Holiday Valley kids will come in and do an Children’s Ski Racing program. hour of dryland training and The racing program at then go out and ski with their Holiday Valley is for children coaches from 5:30-7:30pm. 8 years old and up and there Weekend training is on-theare subdivisions for the snow from 9:00am-2:30pm. different age levels of the kids. For ski racing, parents and/ The J-5’s and J-4’s are the or children need to be prepared youngest kids in the program, to have GS skis, Slalom Skis, the J-3’s are the middle-aged and sometimes Super G Skis, kids in the program and the SEE RACING PAGE A-12 J-1’s and J-2’s are the young


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Inside Business Track Ellicottville Inn Condominiums; Creating Something Extraordinary BY DEAN WHITCOMB VILLAGER STAFF

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We all like to brag about originality. It’s in our blood. When we’re kids we do it subconsciously. We show off our finger paintings, our sidewalk chalk drawings, our play-dough creations and our etch-a-sketch scribbles. We’re proud of ourselves for doing something that in our own minds, no one else is doing. We love the “Mommy, Daddy, Come look at what I did,” tagline. When we grow old, we begin to treasure originality. We again have boastful taglines. We love the originals. We love sentiments beginning with “You know, back in my day.” The old and young pester one another constantly about whose “originality” is better. It’s just what we do as humans. It’s almost shocking when the two worlds collide and the combination of old minds and new minds creates something extraordinary, but it happens. Even right here in Ellicottville it happens; right down on Washington Street. That’s right, I’m talking about The Ellicottville Inn, which with some new renovations, has the same cozy old feel mixed with a little modern flavor making it a perfectly rounded thing of beauty. The outside of the building hasn’t changed a bit. It’s still got that lovely orange-red brick that just pops out in the sunlight. The common areas, including the lobby, really haven’t changed either. They’ve been spruced up a bit, sure, but for the most part, the look is entirely the same as it was in its hay-day (which may be coming back)! Even the layout of the staircases and hallways is the same. The way the “oldschool” feel of the building has been preserved both outside and in is just simply stunning. Take a venture into one of the old rooms, however, and you’ll find that “stunning” may still be in your description, but have a whole different meaning. The doorways to the old rooms open only to reveal condominiumstyle living. Everything is updated from ceiling to floor. The carpet, the tiling, the color schemes, the appliances…even the furniture…has all been updated giving the condos a completely fresh look inside. It would be easy to forget how old the building actually is once the condo door is shut behind you. It’s…well…stunning! “Our goal was to create a condominium living opportunity without compromising the architectural integrity of the building,” said Bill Soffel, broker/owner of ERA Team

The way the “old-school” feel of the building has been preserved both outside and in is just simply stunning. Take a venture into one of the old rooms, however, and you’ll find that “stunning” may still be in your description, but have a whole different meaning.

Everything is updated from ceiling to floor. The carpet, the tiling, the color schemes, the appliances…even the furniture… has all been updated giving the condos a completely fresh look inside. It would be easy to forget how old the building actually is once the condo door is shut behind you. It’s… well…stunning! “Our goal was to create a condominium living opportunity without compromising the architectural integrity of the building,” said Bill Soffel, broker/owner of ERA Team VP, “We left the Exterior and common areas untouched to retain the Historical feel of the original building. Then we completely updated the interior to offer all new, modernized condominium living.”

VP, “We left the Exterior and common areas untouched to retain the Historical feel of the original building. Then we completely updated the interior to offer all new, modernized condominium living.” The inn now holds 15 units, with a breakdown of 11 residential and 4 commercial units. Six of the eleven residential units have been completely finished including all furnishings so that they are literally move-in ready. The remaining five are all structurally finished, but Soffel revealed that “this was done so the finishing’s can be selected by the buyers.” All of the residential units are 1-2 bedroom condos that include two parking spaces, a first floor ski locker, a private (lockable) storage unit on the basement level, and a common area laundry facility also located in the basement.

Alexandria’s and Coolings Café occupy two of the four commercial condo properties currently. The remaining two available have been built within the inn on the street level in the former home of Foster’s Pub & Restaurant. The condos are currently priced between $175,000-$295,000 and are already on the market. Soffel added that “The location was one part of this project that we were really excited about. We brought a condominiumliving opportunity right into downtown Ellicottville. Occupants are literally seconds from all the action!” For further information or personal tours of the building, please contact the ERA Team VP Ellicottville Office at 716699-4800. Take a look, really, The Ellicottville Inn has become something “refreshingly original” again!

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Up Close & Personal Darren Gardner: HoliMont Member, Olympic Hopeful BY RAYAN ACKLIN STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Most people in their early 20’s find themselves worrying about next weeks mid term, figuring out what they want to be when they get older, or finding a job to pay for their weekend social habits. Certainly traveling all over the world, participating in strict team workouts 10 straight days at a time during the winter all while preparing for the 2014 winter Olympics are not among most of our concerns. Still there are a select few who are fortunate to experience this lifestyle and Canadian native Since deciding to compete internationally Darren has racked Darren Gardner is one of these up an impressive amount of podium finishes while competing in over 25 different events a season including a 5th and 2nd individuals. finish at the Nor Am races which were just recently At the ripe age of just 20 place held at Holimont this past February. The next big event on Darren has limitless potential Darren’s agenda is a set of competitions held in Europe. and a bright future in the world These competitions are part of a yearlong circuit known as of snowboard racing. Currently the crystal globes. Even though his hopes are set on getting ranked 3rd in the Canadian polls to the Olympics he does not want to get ahead of himself he is quickly generating a good and has set his attention on taking home first place overall amount of hype and hope which in this years crystal globe circuit is still remaining focused only continues to grow as the on winning the crystal globe circuit. You can be certain that 2014 winter Olympics creep he will work his hardest to represent not only his country but closer and closer. If Darren also the town and resort that made him who he is today. continues to ride at this amazing level he will have the opportunity so I stuck with the program ethic, which most young people to compete along side other and really began to love it.” lack. It is no different than the greats in the upcoming Olympic Commented Darren when asked dedication of any other athlete games, a childhood dream of about his roots. As time went on who competes professionally. many who compete in the sport. it was evident that Darren had Although his dedication lies in This childhood dream a true talent that set him apart winning every event that he can of Darren’s first took flight other competitors so he took his he commented “even though here in our very own backyard talents to a larger stage and began we compete with a large group of riders and everyone wants to on the slopes of Holimont. His to compete internationally. Since deciding to compete win, we all still treat each other mother Donna and father Bruce The next big Gardner wasted no time getting internationally Darren has like family.” him on the snow with a pair of racked up an impressive amount event on Darren’s agenda is a set skis at only the age of 4. From of podium finishes while of competitions held in Europe. there Darren made the transition competing in over 25 different These competitions are part of from skiing to snowboarding events a season including a a yearlong circuit known as the Ataking after his father who 5th and 2nd place finish at the crystal globes. Even though his was also a snowboarder. Then Nor Am races which were just hopes are set on getting to the came the decision that would recently held at Holimont this Olympics he does not want to eventually open countless past February. Darren admitted get ahead of himself and has set doors for Darren in the future. that the competition schedule as his attention on taking home first sThis life altering event was Mr. well as the constant workouts place overall in this years crystal rGardner’s decision to enroll his can be physically and mentally globe circuit is still remaining sson the Holimont snowboard draining but said, “ If you have a focused on winning the crystal oracing program, which was tough day you cant get down on globe circuit. Darren is 20 year none of the only snowboarding yourself, there’s no time for that. old who is wise beyond his age eprograms, offered at the time. You just have to pick yourself up and realizes the opportunities &Darren began racing when he and move on to the next day.” that are laid in front of him. You was 8 and continued to sharpen He really does live, eat, and can be certain that he will work dhis skills and really showed a sleep snowboarding whether it his hardest to represent not only 0knack for the sport. “My parents is his diet, course run throughs, his country but also the town and I traveled to our house in or workouts he really does and resort that made him who he nEllicottville every weekend have an unprecedented work is today. t . o . Ellicottville Memorial Library to Host “The Night Sky” s

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the North Star really the brightest star? Is the moon on the horizon really bigger than when it is high in the sky? Are shooting stars really stars? Who is this guy Orion? Where do comets come from? How many moons does Jupiter have? How many galaxies can I see with the naked eye? What causes the Northern Lights? How far is the nearest star? If these questions arouse your curiosity then join us for the “Night Sky” class on two consecutive Thursdays, March 31 and April 7, from 7 to 8:30 PM at the library. The class is non-technical and requires neither math skills nor previous

knowledge of the night sky. Long-time amateur astronomer, Bert Probst, will lead the class. You will receive your own planisphere to help you become familiar with constellations and star patterns and find your way around the sky on any night of the year. You will also learn about easy targets to find in each of the four seasons. Cost is $15 per person and attendance is limited to 15 so register soon at the library. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 29. Come on out and join us to understand and appreciate the splendor of our beautiful night sky.

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Racing CONT. FROM PAGE A-8 downhill racing suits, and helmets. I asked Miguel to summarize what types of things the judges are looking for in the races. When he chuckled, I realized I asked a dumb question but he was polite and emphasized that the one and only single most important thing in ski racing is TIME. He explained that time is affected by the length of the course, the actual set-up of the course, and the surface conditions. This year there are seven ski coaches and around 100 kids in the racing program. Miguel estimated that enrollment in the ski racing program has been growing at about 10% per year in the last 3-5 years. Children sign up and pay $800.00 to be in Holiday Valley’s ski racing program and get about 12 weeks of training. They begin around December 15th and train and race until March 15th. The younger kids compete

base guide that is recommended for your ski ($19.95). Step 4: Go to Edge Deburr and Polish Tools. Purchase the Course 100 Grit Moonflex 4’’ diamond stone for $29.95. (Don’t skimp out and buy the 2.75’’ for $19.95.) Then, buy the 4’’ Arkansas Hard Stone for $9.95. You just spent $94.80 – it will be money well spent. Stones are MUCH easier to use than files – and the Moonflex can put a great edge on your ski. You RARELY really need to FILE your skis if you keep them maintained with the two stones I recommended. Step 5: Once your gear has

arrived, run the Moonflex diamond stone several times down your side and base edges using the side and base bevel guides. Then run the Arkansas Hard Stone along the side edge using the side bevel guide. ALWAYS USE THE ARKANSAS HARD STONE ON YOUR BASE EDGES AS A LAST STEP. This will remove the “burr” that can make newly sharpened skis feel grabby and unpredictable. Grabby and unpredictable may have worked for John Belushi in Animal House – but you want your ski edges to behave like agent 007- sensational, sharp and smooth.

at local mountains such as Holimont and Kissing Bridge and the middle division of race kids compete at the local mountains and in the Rochester area resorts such as Bristol. The oldest kids in the program compete at resorts all over the state. If they qualify, they will travel to mountains in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine to compete. This year, Miguel was proud to announce that 11 of his racers qualified to compete at the next level which means they will be traveling all over the east coast with their ski coaches and families in the next week or two for competitions. I asked Miguel what the kids seem to enjoy about the program and what some of the challenges are coordinating this program. Miguel said the kids love to compete. However, the sport becomes very emotional for many of them. “One minute the kids are on top of the world because they just beat their time and then the next minute they are in tears because another kid beat them. That is why Miguel says the most challenging aspect of coordinating the

program is finding the best coaches for the job. He said that being able to find just the right personality type to mix with each age group and understand what the kids are going through and help them improve is one of his main goals. This past weekend, Holiday Valley ski racers, from JIV States, Katherine Walsh, Ethan Hejna, Joseph Mergl, Thomas Shantler, and Kaison Lavicka are going to compete at the J4 Eastern Regional’s at Waterville Valley NY, March 20-22. Also this past weekend, racers in the Kandahar Championships, Erin Schafer, Jack Hurley, Jackson Landman, Anya Elizondo, Candice Kashahara, and Nathan Briselden qualified to compete at the Piche Invitational at Gunstock, NH on March 1819. If you have a child who is interested in joining the race train, contact the Mountain Sports Center at 716.699.2345 or visit www.holidayvalley. com. Stayed tuned for next week when you will learn more about the Freestyle Team and Snowboard Team.

Festival CONT. FROM PAGE A-1 his songs marketable. Before recording his own music, he wrote lyrics and produced for many other stars. He worked with TK records for five years before utilizing some of their in-house musicians for his own band he started with co-worker Rick Finch. Though the group didn’t tour much, most of their time was spent writing and recording and earned them many accolades through radio play and albums. When you check out the show at the Summer Festival, you will be entertained by a 20-piece group, complete with horns, percussion and backup dancers. “We have limited time at these shows,” states KC, “so we have to pack in all of the hits. The shows are about positive music and being positive. I’m up there doing what I love to do. I’m up there doing what I always knew I was supposed to do.” Returning this year is the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, July 2. The concert will feature popular patriotic selections and the family friendly program will include music from Disney and other children’s favorites. Children are encouraged to dress up as their

When you check out the show at the Summer Festival, you will be entertained by a 20-piece group, complete with horns, percussion and back-up dancers. “We have limited time at these shows,” states KC, “so we have to pack in all of the hits. The shows are about positive music and being positive. I’m up there doing what I love to do. I’m up there doing what I always knew I was supposed to do.”

favorite prince or princess. The evening concludes with an extraordinary fireworks display as the BPO performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and marches by John Phillip Sousa, including Stars and Stripes Forever. The weekend will include numerous other

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IDA CONT. FROM PAGE A-1 assist you on this (one million dollar) project.” The new plant will be located in North Olean, not far from Napoleon Engineering and the former Henkel Loctite Company. Wiech explained that the Scott family sold the business founded by Grant Scott to Dynamic Sealing Technologies (DST), based in Minnesota, in 2005. Wiech said it’s been a good relationship. “For fifty some years, Mr. (Grant) Scott had always concentrated on custom design and making the unique and different stuff nobody else wanted to touch. Dynamic Sealing did a lot of offthe-shelf product. We’ve kind of merged the two product lines.” Scott Rotary Seals kept its name. They specialize in the design and manufacturing of rotating unions and rotary timing valves. Wiech said one of the reasons for moving into Olean is the availably of high-speed internet connections in the city, which they do not have in Hinsdale. As for the new manufacturing plant, the front half facing Franklin Street will be office space, while the back half will be manufacturing. “We have engineers, sales, assembly tests, and a machine shop.” Wiech said with the new facility, the company is looking to get more productive and purchase new equipment. She notes that the company’s Minnesota operation “is really growing, and we’re hoping that we can follow that same trend.” Scott Rotary Seals currently employs seven people,

EBC CONT. FROM PAGE A-1 a Brew Pub in Pittsburgh that had their fermenting tanks on the outside of the building. One of the board members seemed to disapprove, stating that outside brew tanks would be “problematic.” Other members said they felt the outside tanks would not be in keeping with the historical designation of the area. Kreinheder responded that it was “just an idea.” Other areas of the new building would be retail or dining space and a new kitchen for the pub. Peter also pointed out that the beer garden would remain largely untouched. In other discussions he pointed out the there would staff parking along the Martha Street side of the building. The conversation again came around to the location of the Kabob Cafe off the street. Peter pointed out that in some ski communities they

with a job opening posted for an industrial salesperson. Concerning their expansion, Wiech said the company thought about it a couple of years ago. “We bought the property, but with the economic downturn we kind of held back (because of uncertainty). But now, things have picked up, the economy seems to be growing again. We’ve got the property, so now it’s time to build.” Scott Rotary Seals is expecting to add “at least three to four employees over the next couple of years” and be up to about fifteen employees within five years. Wiech expects the company to break ground probably in the middle of April, “as soon as the weather breaks. We’re in the process of Brownfield cleanup,” which she said should take about six weeks. “Our drawings are all done. We just need to file for our building permit and be ready to roll.” An open house is possible by late fall. In other business, the IDA members approved a policy to impose a penalty for companies that fail to meet employment levels. That’s when a developer states in a contract they promise to create a certain number of jobs, and receive extra tax abatements or considerations. Executive Director Corey Wiktor says, “It’s basically a way to retract what they failed to provide. Now they would have to pay full taxes. The policy protects the agency (IDA) and the impacted taxing jurisdictions. If a company pledges to produce forty jobs and they only produce ten, now we have a policy to say we’ll give you the abatements on ten, but not on the forty (promised jobs). It only happens when developers use lighted and planter box lined pathways to direct people from the main thoroughfare back to restaurants and shops. The board reviewed front elevations for the proposed building and how it would be joined to the existing EBC structure. They noticed it would create a long facade at the end of the street, but generally seemed to feel the new building was a good match to the old one. It was discussed that Kreinheder had no plans or drawings for the second story of the building. At this time EBC is only in the discussion stage for plans on the second floor. They are considering employee housing, or possibly apartments for that level. The board thanked Mr. Kreinheder for the presentation and asked him to make another when his plans are finalized. In other business the board saw a presentation from a Buffalo architect for new home construction on a lot on West Washington Street. A family from Buffalo wants to build a


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don’t follow through on their stated employment numbers. ” IDA board members discussed a proposed Adaptive Reuse Policy. Wiktor notes, “It allows us to offer IDA inducements for buildings that have been without a tenant for three years, to try to get someone to occupy that space.” The policy would kick in when the building is sold. The idea is to enhance the tax base of a community by providing a “sweetener” which would not be a huge amount. The focus would be to fill “existing stock that’s been vacant for a period of time” to entice development. No vote was taken on the policy as the IDA is still in the draft process. But Wiktor noted the policy might be of assistance with the former Manufacturers Hanover Bank Building in downtown Olean, which has long been vacant. “Those are the types of projects we’re looking to assist.” 5800+ square foot house on one lot and another smaller carriage house on an adjacent lot. There was some concern by the architect that plans for the carriage house may require a variance, as the intended house would be too close to the lot line for a proper setback. It was pointed out that since a building on the smaller lot will be demolished for the carriage house, if the new building is built on the footprint of the old structure the variance would not be necessary. There were concerns that the larger house was shown on the plans as skewed in relation to West Washington. The board requested that the house be repositioned on the lot to be parallel to the street. They went on to request the architect return with revised drawings showing the large house repositioned, the carriage house situated on the footprint of the demolished building and full dimensions showing the easements and positions of both buildings.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that a Public Information Meeting will be held to discuss the proposed construction of new sidewalk along NY Route 242, in the Town and Village of Ellicottville. The meeting will be held at the Holimont Ski Area in the Main Chalet, 6921 Route 242, Ellicottville, NY, on Friday, March 25, 2011, from 7pm to 9pm. Department engineers will be on hand to answer any questions. Further information may be obtained from Kenneth Kuminski, P.E. at (716) 847-3563.

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Alliance Community Church, 6748 Route 417, Killbuck (next to Post Office), 945-4292 Sunday 11:00am Faith Baptist Church of Mansfield, 7968 Reed Hill Road, Little Valley, 257-3645 Adult Bible Study/Sunday School 10:00am, Sunday Worship 11:00am & 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm Prayer & Bible Study

Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 22 Jefferson St., E’ville, 699-2592 Mass Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am Little Valley United Methodist Church, 109 Court Street, Little Valley, 938-6150 Sunday School 9:15am all ages, Worship 10:30am Solomon’s Porch Ministries, 7705 Toad Hollow Road, Mansfield, 257-3040 or 257-9138 Sunday 10:00am, Tuesday-Sunday 7:00pm St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville Saturday 5:00pm with Communion St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242 East, E’ville, 699-2265 Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 10:30am The United Church of Ellicottville, 53 Elizabeth Street, Ellicottville, 699-4003 Sunday 10:00am, Communion held the 1st Sunday of each month, Sunday School 10:15am

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Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA Vacation Properties. Visit our website at for virtual tours of our properties, or call 716-699-4800. Beautiful Victorian, country home available to rent in Ellicottville School district. Gorgeous woodwork and built-ins. Unfurnished, 3-4 BR, washer, dryer, full basement. $800 plus utilities. 773-561-6747 FOR RENT: Luxury 2-BR or 3-BR townhomes in Salamanca. Private entrances, FP, granite counters, Berber carpet, stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, grounds keeping, snow removal, electric, water, garbage, sewer included. Various lease lengths available. Prices range from $900 to $1,100 monthly. No pets. Call to set up your appointment today! Palmer Rentals, 716-945-1906. COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE: Broad Street Plaza, Salamanca. 1500 square feet. Call Palmer Rentals, 716-945-1906. Long-term Rental Needed: Family looking for a place in the village or nearby for indefinite stay. Must be in school district. Please call 202-641-5266. For Rent: Large one bedroom in Ellicottville. Porch overlooks the village. $550 per month plus utilities. References. Call Jim @ 572-9192.


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RESTAURANT: FT and/or PT Line Cook Needed: Apply in person @ Dina’s Restaurant in Ellicottville or call Jim at 716-699-5330. RECEPTIONIST/SPA COORDINATOR: Part time leading into full time. We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable and responsible individual to become part of our team. The candidate must be able to provide first class customer service and have excellent communication skills. Basic computer knowledge will be required and attention to detail is a must. Previous experience is a plus, but training will be provided. Many perks including spa treatments! Must be available to work on Saturdays and have reliable transportation. This is a great opportunity with very competetive salary for the right person. Please send resume to:


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LDL HOLDINGS, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 01/31/2011. 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, 115 Times Square, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: Any lawful act. Notice of Filing of CVBM RANDOLPH, LLC. Date of Filing of Articles of Organization: February 8, 2011. County of Office: Cattaraugus. Municipality of Office: Village of Randolph. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address that the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: 220 Main Street, Randolph, NY 14772. The registered agent of the Company is: Brooks & Brooks, LLP, 207 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755. The registered agent is to be the agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The purpose of the Company is any and all lawful purposes authorized by New York State Law. Notice to Creditors and Others All claims against the Estate of STANLEY IAN WILSON, late of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, Canada who died on or about the 31st day of March, 2010 must be filed with the undersigned not later than March 31, 2011. Thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED this 23rd day of February, 2011. Jessica Spence, Estate Trustee of the Estate of Stanley Ian Wilson, 720-90 Atkinson Road, Toronto, ON, M3J 2S5 Canada

LEGAL NOTICE: Letters of Administration on the Estate of Ardella B. Pearson, Warren County, Pennsylvania, having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the decedent are requested to make payment, and those having claims against said Estate to present the same without delay to: Judy St. Martin, 1386 Sunset Circle, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 or Sandra L. Pearson, 115 Third Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365 or to the Attorneys for the Co-Administrators: Stapleford & Byham, LLC, 600 Market Street, Warren, Pennsylvania 16365.

LEGAL NOTICE: Letters of Administration on the Estate of Lawrence B. Pearson, Warren County, Pennsylvania, having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to the decedent are requested to make payment, and those having claims against said Estate to present the same without delay to: Judy St. Martin, 1386 Sunset Circle, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 or Sandra L. Pearson, 115 Third Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365 or to the Attorneys for the Co-Administrators: Stapleford & Byham, LLC, 600 Market Street, Warren, Pennsylvania 16365.

Notice of Qualification of Tower Associates, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/17/11. NYS fictitious name: NextEra Tower Associates, LLC. Office location: Cattaraugus County. LLC formed in DE on 7/12/01. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Stone Design II, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/28/11. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5557 Martin Rd., Great Valley, NY 14741. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of QUALITY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/09/11. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Princ. office of PLLC: Olean Counseling Center, 1 Leo Moss Dr., Olean, NY 14760. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1146 E. Main St., Bradford, PA 16701. Purpose: Medicine.

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