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Penguin Paddle at Holiday Valley Next Saturday Slide the Slopes to Benefit Adaptive Program

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Holiday Valley Resort will be hosting their annual adaptive fundraiser, the Penguin Paddle Saturday, February 26. The popular Penguin Paddle fundraiser features hundreds of people sliding down the slopes on black garbage bags while lying on their bellies like a penguin. The event is held to raise money to benefit the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program for the physically and mentally challenged, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. Participants donate a dollar for the opportunity to slide down the slope while showing off their best and craziest moves. Raffle prizes include a 2011-2012 Combo Pass to Holiday Valley, a $500 dollar travel voucher for airline tickets, and a pair of high performance skis from Dekdebrun Ski Shop. A food tent will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. offering a wide array of snacks, drinks, and sandwiches for a $5 donation. Registration at Creekside Lodge runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the base of Yodeler. The silent auction will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the base of Yodeler, the raffle tickets are on sale all day at Yodeler, and the drawing starts at about 2:30 p.m. The Penguin Races begin at 1:30 p.m. for the youngest age group.

Students Begin OM

Relay for Life

Ellicottville and Surrounding Schools Compete March 12

2011 Event Takes Place June 4 at Ellicottville Central


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If you’ve never been to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, it’s cool! Take it from one observer at last year’s near-week of activities at Michigan State University. Kids in colorful tee shirts are everywhere, each group of shirts announcing a different state, or even far-away places like Poland or Singapore. Hundreds of kids spread about on vast lawns trading souvenir pins, each one unique. Anticipation is in the air as teams prepare to tackle their problem one final time. And to cap things off, a grand awards assembly inside a huge stadium, accompanied by laser lights, cheering

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students, and those omnipresent horns that the kids just adore. That’s the goal in Odyssey of the Mind (OM), to get to Worlds, usually at the end of May. But it all starts on the regional level, which this year is at Wellsville Central School for a large number of students, including those from Ellicottville. This year they’ll be sending five teams on Saturday, March 12th. There’s one high school team made up entirely of ninth graders. There are also three Middle School teams and two Elementary teams, all busily at work at crafting their own interpretations of a given problem, part of which SEE ODYSSEY PAGE A-8

BY MEGAN O’DONNELL ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY With the kick-off meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 9, Relay For Life of Ellicottville launched its new season. Welcoming new comers and recognizing veteran team captains, the 2011 Relay season got underway. Besides acting as the start for the new fundraising season, the gathering was also a chance to have an informational meeting for the new members of the Relay For Life team. So far, nine teams have registered, but Mike Porpiglia, community executive for the American Cancer Society, hopes they will meet or exceed last year’s 26 teams.

This year’s Relay For Life will be held on June 4, 2011 from 12 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Ellicottville Central School track. Anyone interested in creating a team or joining one can either log on to, or call the 24/7 toll free number 1-800-227-2345. This year’s theme for the Relay is Rock n’ Roll. Porpiglia encourages all the teams to decorate their campsites and plan activities that coincide with the theme. Porpiglia said there will be a DJ and hopes to have a few Rock n’ Roll bands perform throughout the event. He also welcomes anybody willing to SEE RELAY PAGE A-8

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour

Griffis Sculpture Park Hosts Annual Tour this Saturday February 19, 2011 On February 19th, 2011, Griffis Sculpture Park will host their annual Moonlight Snoshoe Tour from 5-8 pm. The cost will be $50 per person and includes Snowshoes, Live Music, Chili and Cheer! All Snoshoes are provided by The City Garage Ski Shop in Ellicottville, New York. Chili will be cooked and supplied by Balloons Restaurant & Night Club, also of Ellicottville, New York. Participants are accepted by Reservation only, which can be made by calling 716-667-2808. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arts & Education Program.

Board Investigates Water Rates Monthly Village Meeting Discusses Police Report, Mardi Gras Patrolling and More

Business: Watson’s Chocolates on Food Network ... Page B-3

By Meaghan O’Rourke, St. Bonaventure University Watson’s Chocolates has been creating delicious treats for Western New York and the rest of the world since 1946. On Monday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 p.m. it will be recognized for its world-renowned sponge candy on the Food Network’s 6-show series, “Kid in a Candy Store.”

Students Tubing for a Cause ... Page A-4

On Saturday, Feb. 19, St. Bonaventure University will be offering a fun twist on tubing at Holiday Valley. The public can purchase discount tickets for $18 for an all-day tubing pass. Tubing pass tickets can be purchased at the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce for $18. Make sure to keep your ticket stub to receive raffle tickets while tubing! All proceeds will go to the university’s student group Embrace It Africa.

HoliMont Tele-Fest March 4th ... Page A-6

On Friday March 4th telemark enthusiasts, or aspiring telemarkers, are invited to come spend the day at HoliMont celebrating all that the free-heel lifestyle has to offer.

Tips for Parents from Holiday Valley ... Page A-7

First and foremost, prepare your kids for a fun-filled ski day by making sure they are comfortable.

gain by adjusting water rates, and that BY ERIC HUND UNVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-BRADFORD the goal would be to simplify current rate structures. The Village Board of Ellicottville He said that the Village would require held their monthly meeting Monday, more revenue in the near future to keep up maintenance on the water lines, Feb. 14. and this would be a way to bring the VILLAGE WATER RATE FEES The board members discussed Village’s rates in line with surrounding potentially making changes to the communities. Deputy Mayor Bob Brogcinski said Village’s water rate fees in an attempt to address the aging infrastructure of that the Village could implement a number of changes that would increase the Village’s water service. Village Engineer Mike Smith revenue without simply raising water informed the board that he is having rates. revenue reports run in order to predict He added that raising rates by a given how much money the Village could percent would simply anger people,

and suggested a surcharge for people who use more than their reasonable share of the water. Coolidge said he would be open to creating flat rates for shops and businesses as well. He added the Village must seriously look into making changes, and voiced concern that even this would not be enough to deal with the cost of a new water storage tank, which he currently estimates at over $1.2 million. He said a new water valve upgrade could significantly increase water SEE VILLAGE PAGE A-9

Proposed ATV Park on Horn Hill Town Board Discusses ATV Park, Water and Assessment Issues at Meeting Wednesday BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO 95.7 FM, WPIG Unaccounted-for water, property revaluation, and a proposed ATV park were discussed at the February 16th meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board. Shoveling around fire hydrants was also a concern. SNOW REMOVAL FROM FIRE HYDRANTS Board members raised the concern

of snow not being removed from fire hydrants in the Town. Town Supervisor John Burrell said there was a lot of snow two weeks ago when Harold Morton told him they were working on clearing the snow from hydrants in the Town, and trying to do the ones in the Village. Town officials agreed that snow removal from near fire hydrants is something they are going to have to watch. Burrell noted

that the Town recently abolished their two water department positions. The Village hired those two employees, and the Town now contracts with the Village “to do the work on our water system (which would include snow removal from hydrants). That just took place in mid-January. These are just some changes that need to be SEE TOWN PAGE A-9


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~ The Villager ~ February 17-23, 2011


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February 17-23, 2011 ~ The Villager ~ Page A-3

Publisher’s Word “Happy Birthday, By George...”

Another three day weekend, and this one’s a real gem! U.S. Presidents Day, officially known as “Washington’s Birthday”, is

a federal holiday in the United States and is celebrated on the third Monday of each February. It’s known as a great weekend for sales, and heaven knows I love to shop and look for bargains. One need not look any farther than the stores in Ellicottville to see we owe quite a bit to our founding padres. Deeply discounted merchandise is the rule of the day and I, for one, will not be denied my particular “pursuit of happiness.” Gentlemen, if you’ve held off purchasing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, now’s your chance to look like a big spender. Watson’s Chocolates notwithstanding, get her something in addition to that delicious sponge candy in a heart-shaped box, (you’ll probably eat most of it, anyway).

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention The Villager has celebrated yet another birthday this past week – six years in publication, I’m proud to say. Although we’re still in kindergarten by big newspaper standards, I think it’s quite an accomplishment. It would all have been impossible without the assistance of my dedicated staff and (mostly) without our loyal readers – without you, we simply wouldn’t be around at all! And so, in recognition of all this, feel free to take Monday off, okay? You’re very welcome… So, dear readers, enjoy this mid-winter mini break and by all means remember why the ski jacket you’ve coveted all season long is now 40% off. I’m sure George and Abe would want you to look great on the slopes. Until next week… JZ

Happy Birthday: Allison Augusta ..................... FEB. 22

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Letter to the Publisher “How Pleased I was to Discover Your Paper!” I visited Ellicottville last week for some mid week skiing. As a Canadian journalist who has traveled extensively though out my own country, yours and around the world I can’t tell you how pleased I was to discover your newspaper. When checking into my hotel I requested a newspaper for my breakfast reading. I was told all I could get was USA Today. What about the Buffalo

Evening News I asked....nope sorry only the USA Today. Now I would like to say that I hate that paper but I can’t. There is nothing to hate. There is nothing at all. The paper is nothing. Then out of nowhere I spot the Villager. I read it completely. It’s great. Local news. Opinions. Doug Arrowsmith...terrific. People told me that he has a ‘lefty’ but I told them they should be

tickled pink that he has this great little paper to write for. I even read every advertisement in the paper and I went to some of the food places, bars and shops. (Forward this to your advertisers if you like....they deserve credit as well) I went around town for 2 days telling people how lucky they are to have this paper. Old School Local news....good for you. What a delight. Keep it up. --Michael Savoie,

HV Winners Winners of the One-Week Tamarack Stay Photo of Lauren and Ben Girard when they checked in at Tamarack Lobby on Feb 11. Lauren was the Wheel of Fortune winner of the Holiday Valley/Tamarack Club oneweek ski vacation! She won on Oct 18, 2010 and she’s excited to learn how to ski at Holiday Valley, visit the Amish, go to Falling Waters Spa, shop in Ellicottville and relax with her new husband, Ben (honeymoon!).

Published Every Thursday / AD DEADLINE: Mondays at 4pm Publisher JEANINE ZIMMER

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Letter: B4BC A Success!

A Sincere Thank You to All who Help Make this 3rd Annual Event Great



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700 Club Mardi Gras Party Celebrate and Help Raise Funds for Local Charities, March 12 at HV

The 10th annual 700 club party, a great fundraiser for local charities, will be held at the middle deck of the Yodeler Lodge at Holiday Valley on March 12th, starting at noon. Every year there is a fun theme to dress up for and prizes are awarded. This year it’s New Orleans Mardi Gras- who’ll be the couple crowned Mardi Gras Kind and Queen? The main fundraiser is the auction, always exciting with many great items. The club is always looking for auction item donations. We will pick them up if necessary; give us a call at 716-699-2736. The 700 club is made up of over thirty people, men and ladies who are 70 or over, still ski and contribute to the club. Our motto is “Help Us Help Others”, all the charities who receive funds are local.

Students Tubing for a Cause This Saturday St. Bonas Hosts Fundraiser for “Embrace It Africa”

On Saturday, Feb. 19, St. Bonaventure University will be offering a fun twist on tubing at Holiday Valley. Instead of just re-ascending the hill after completing the slippery ride, tubers will receive a raffle ticket each time they make it down the hill. The prize raffle will include various Bonaventure-themed items, including T-shirts, tickets to Bonnies’ basketball games, coffee mugs and gift certificates to the university’s Café La Verna and Clubhouse Restaurant. The public can purchase discount tickets for $18 for an all-day tubing pass. Tubing pass tickets can be purchased at the Ellicottville Chamber

at the Bethlehem Parent School in Uganda. “Right now their classrooms consist of dirt floors with no windows, lights or proper ventilation. We plan on cementing the floor, stabilizing the infrastructure and purchasing desks for the children to sit at,” said Embrace It Africa’s Cydney Kramer, ’12, Amherst. Other facets of St. Bonaventuret University will also be present.b The energetic, crowd-pleasingt Bona Wolf will make anF appearance to cheer on tubers,T and the university’s student-runt radio station, WSBU 88.3 FMS The Buzz, will DJ at the snowo park. The Buzz will also bey N selling merchandise. o i I p s This Weekend the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Features 150 Vendorsa Cattaraugus County’s largest sportsman’s show this weekend, February 19 & 20 at the p Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel. The Sportsman’s Show and Expo will run from 9 a.m. l until 4 p.m. on both days of the show and will feature around 150 dealers and experts I showing off the newest equipment in archery, sporting and fishing. There will be 300 g tables and 31 booths sporting antique and modern firearms, archery equipment, trapping i supplies, fishing gear, boats and boating supplies, fishing charter services as well as a

of Commerce for $18. Make sure to keep your ticket stub to receive raffle tickets while tubing! All proceeds will go to the university’s student group Embrace It Africa. Embrace It Africa’s main purpose is fundraising for the Bethlehem Parent School in Uganda. Its members also focus on other issues in the community such as addressing the prevalent HIV/AIDS problem and providing means for cleaner water. Embrace It Africa members will also be selling T-shirts at the event. All money raised from T-shirt sales and ticket proceeds will go to the group’s project of finishing classrooms for children

Sportsmans Show at SAC

outdoor guides and conservation groups. The Cattaraugus County Sportsman’s Show costs $7 per person, and kids under 12 can enter free when accompanied by a paying U adult. For more information, call Buck at 716-569-6810 or email at

r a t a Eleventh Annual Event to Benefit Boy Scouts Next Saturday in Bradford D U The Allegheny Highlands seventeen positions, for custom- event has a lot of great folksc Council, Boy Scouts of engraved Zippo lighters. “There involved helping the scouts.”w America will be hosting their will be other drawings and super The cost of the event is $50,c Eleventh Annual Sporting Clays prizes for competing which make which includes 50 sportingl Tournament at the Bradford for a really fun day. Scouts from clays, awards, and a great buffeta Gun Club in Pennsylvania. the Gun Club’s Venture Crew lunch. Shooters of all ages ands Tournament chairman Mike in Bradford will be assisting skill levels are invited to joinb Schuler from Bradford said “ in the scoring and as guides. It in the day, and walk-ins are A great time was had by over gives the participants a chance welcome. Female shooters are ninety competitors that came to meet some of teenagers in the also welcome, and have an award from three states last year, and program,” said Tom Kelly from category. Scoring is done by skill more of the same is in store for Ripley, New York, a long- time level, so everyone has a good this year. This is a great way to scout leader and member of chance of winning a top award. come out and support the scouts, the organizing committee. For information, please call enjoy the event and the sport, “Helping to put the event Mike Schuler (814) 368-4819; luncheon, and win great prizes, together many years ago got Tom Kelly (716) 736-4386; and get in on the drawings.” me interested in the sport,” Greg Souchik (814) 362-2642; The date of the event is said Greg Souchik from Leonard Osgood (585)593Saturday, February 26, with Lewis Run, Pennsylvania. 6634; the Scout Service Center check-in anytime between 9:00 “Now sporting clays has (716) 665-2697; or visit the boy AM and Noon. The day will become a favorite pastime. It scout council webpage atwww. conclude with prizes awarded in really is a good time and this

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A shoutout to Blair Young who flew all the way from LA for this event. Once again, Holiday Valley went above and beyond expectations with their continued support. A special thank you to Pat Morgan, Kristen Sciara, Jane Eshbaugh, Joany Bund and Holiday Valley Rental Mgmt, Paul Quiter, 42/78 Park Crew, Nikki Clark, Steve Gotreau and Centerplate staff, the Snowsports School, and everyone else who made it happen. Much love, Samantha Timkey and The Boardroom.

A sincere Thank you to Cindy Moore in the Tops Bakery. Local Cindy Moore went above and beyond for me by changing her plans and going in to create a beautiful cake on her day off to ensure that I was satisfied. It is dedicated and kind people like Cindy that make this small town so great! Again, thank you, you saved the day. From a busy Grandmother and Tops customer.


We hope everyone realizes what an amazing, unselfish community we live in. Thanks to the following people, we have lived up to the reputation we have earned: John Barry, Jack Quavis, Bob Knab and Phatman crew, Susanne Steck, Amanda Greene, Colleen Collins, Joanne Timkey from Ellicottville Oasis, Lynn Dubey, Kazoo II, E-Ville Spirits, Mary Timkey, Lindsey Whitcomb, Karen Dills, Nita Widger, Mike Trainor and family, The Ruff family for the autographed Sabres jersey and Shad Nowicki for the artwork.

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February 17-23, 2011 ~ The Villager ~ Page A-5

BOCES Class Teaches BAC Six Week Training Course on Blood Alcohol Content and Safety




The juniors in the Criminal Justice class at the Ellicottville Career and Technical Center BOCES go through six weeks of training to learn about Blood Alcohol Content, absorption, probable cause and officer safety among other aspects of patrol. The students train with authentic duty belts that are fully equipped with handcuffs, flashlights and a training sidearm. The patrol unit culminates with a simulated DWI Field Sobriety Check and Felony stop utilizing a Village of Portville patrol car. Shown are Franklinvillle students Mark Baldwin and Randy Blake.

Cahore Marionettes at SBU Quick Center Plays Host February 26 as part of Family Day

A performance by the awardwinning Cashore Marionettes will be part of a fun-filled Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Regina A Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University. Other activities, free and open to the public, will include printmaking on note cards in the Quick Center’s newly established Raw Space gallery, a puppet theatre performance in the arts education room, a scavenger hunt in the permanent collection gallery, sketching activities, interacting with masks in the African gallery, Haiku poems in the Asian gallery, and music performances. There will also be guided tours of the

museum galleries, and a cookies and punch reception at 3 p.m. Family Day at the Quick Center is sponsored by a generous grant from the CUTCO Foundation. A performance by the Cashore Marionettes will take place at 2 p.m. in the Quick Center’s Rigas Family Theater. Joseph Cashore creates and manipulates amazingly lifelike marionettes that are unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America. The program, “Simple Gifts,� is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from

everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. The original vignettes celebrate life and explore a range of emotions, from comic to tragic, with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing and engaging. Tickets to the performance of the Cashore Marionettes are $5 for adults and $2 for children, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (716) 375-2494. The Quick Center’s regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit

Students Head to UN

Salamanca HS Students Join Forum on Indigenous Issues this May

Salamanca High students are the first students in the world to be a part of a Model UNPFII the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. This group of students is invited to be participants in the Annual Session of the UNPFII in May of 2011; representing indigenous young people for the first time in New York City at this gathering of international leaders and indigenous representatives. Indigenous youth are a top priority with the UNPFII forum since 2002 and concerns raised at this level are shaped into policies that can affect lives locally. We are honored that Iroquois children of the next generation have chosen to get involved in Indigenous rights on an international level. For their presentation to the UNPFII, the students have researched and chosen to address human rights violations that occurred during legislation and construction of the Kinzua Dam. The student Model UN will present a resolution citing violations that occurred with the illegal taking of land, condemnation, water rights, lack of free and prior consent and asking for redress for said actions. Students will be involved in a full day

workshop at the Seneca Nation Administration Building on Feb 21st to work on their resolution and presentation for the United Nations Spring meeting. The students wish to attend as a complete group, not just send a few delegates. Their philosophy is that all of the students in the group that have met the membership requirementsactive at meetings and fund raisers, academically eligible at the time of committing to the trip, and no behavioral infractions should have this opportunity to be part of the first delegation of youth to honorably represent young indigenous people of the world. The students need your help to raise the $16,000 needed for transportation, food and lodging from May 16th through the 19th, 2011. As of February, the students have raised a total of $9,750 from a combination of fund raisers and Seneca Nation Tribal Councilor donations. The additional $6,250 must be raised over the next 30 days to confirm and finalize travel arrangements. Some of the ways you can help: 1. February 24th, 5:30-7pm – Spaghetti Dinner at the Jo Jo Redeye Building, West Hetzel St., Salamanca 2. March 4th, 7pm – JCC Olean

Campus, Native American Film Festival, showing “Real Injun� at the Cutco Theater – students will be present to sell snacks and accept donations before the film. 3. March 5th, 1-6pm – JCC Olean Campus, Native American Film Festival, showing “Pow Wow Highway� and “Smoke Signals� – students will be present to sell snacks and accept donations before the film and during intermissions between films. 4. Donations - which are tax deductible – may be mailed. Checks should be made payable to “Model UNPFII� and mailed to: Model UNPFII c/o Mr. Musial, Salamanca High School, 50 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca, NY 14779. 5. Have an idea for fundraising? Call Model UNPFII Adviser Sue John Blacksnake @ 9452404, ext 6013 or e-mail her at 6. Purchase a raffle ticket on a New Dell Mini 10� laptop: For $5.00 each. If you are interested in learning more about the group, a parent/ community meeting will be held on February 17th at 6 p.m. in the Large Instruction Room at the Salamanca High School. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.







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On Friday March 4th telemark enthusiasts, or aspiring telemarkers, are invited to come spend the day at HoliMont celebrating all that the free-heel lifestyle has to offer. That’s right; it is time for HoliMont’s annual “TeleFest.” Tele-skiing originated in the Telemark region of Norway back in the 1860’s when a Norwegian named Sondre Nordheim used wooden skis, leather boots and special bindings that held his toes in place but allowed his heels to lift off of the ski to skillfully manipulate his way down some steep terrain. Long gone are the days of wooden skis and leather boots. In fact, telemark technology has come such a long way that it’s not uncommon to see tele-skiers in the park and pipe. However, in comparison to traditional skis and snowboards, tele-skis are still very much a minority on the slopes of Western New York. HoliMont’s TeleFest is one way of increasing the popularity of the sport.

TeleFest will be a fun-filled day of clinics, tele demos, videoing and socializing with likeminded tele enthusiasts. The cost of the event is $65 (or $30 if you already have a pass). Registration gets you an all day lift ticket, an event t-shirt, clinics, and participation in a Tele Race. There will be a raffle, prizes, and special prices for rentals. For more information call GEAR UP at 716-699-5582. For the event registration form go to

Mid-Season Madness Take Your Skill-Set to the Next Level The 2011 ski and snowboard season is well past the midway point and all things considered it’s been an amazing year so far. Early on in the season Western New York was hit with low temperatures, which allowed HoliMont to finish with snowmaking earlier in the season than ever before. Tie that in with Mother Nature’s generous serving of lake effect snow and it is fair to say that snow enthusiasts have had nothing to complain about this season. Groomer runs have been top-notch, powder days plentiful, and the action in the park and pipe has been off the charts. The ski community was so spoiled by the start of the season that it’s easy to get a feeling of mid-season gloominess now that we’re not seeing fresh powder on a weekly basis. Non-skiers refer to the feeling they get this time of the year as cabin fever. Snow fanatics, who tend to get more fresh air than their nonwinter loving counterparts, don’t experience the same feeling of isolated claustrophobia but they can become disenchanted with disparities in the weather. When that happens the key is to put yourself in a mental state of mind-over-matter. Warmer weather, even if it is slightly downcast, offers ample opportunities to broaden your horizons. Skiers, if you’ve never snowboarded, give it a shot and take a lesson. Snowboarders, do the same and try out the world of your skiing counterparts. The softer snow is great for helping you feel more comfortable on foreign equipment and if you’ve never tried the sport before you’ll be more apt to focus on staying on your feet than on what the weather conditions are. There is also the option of giving telemark skiing a try and embracing everything that the free-heel experience has to offer. If you’re set in stone on your

Warmer weather, even if it is slightly downcast, offers ample opportunities to broaden your horizons. Skiers, if you’ve never snowboarded, give it a shot and take a lesson. Snowboarders, do the same and try out the world of your skiing counterparts. Maybe you’re looking to set a more dynamic carve or you want to learn to turn that 360 into a 540. Your local snowsports professionals are here to give you the knowledge that will take your skill-set to the next level. Call the HoliMont Ski School at 716-699-8159 to set up a lesson.

sliding mechanism of choice then keep the lesson concept in mind and hire a professional instructor to help you fine-tune your skills. Maybe you’re looking to set a more dynamic carve or you want to learn to turn that 360 into a 540. Your local snowsports professionals are here to give you the knowledge that will take your skill-set to the next level. Call the HoliMont Ski School at 716-699-8159 to set up a lesson. The concept of mind-overmatter can be easier said than

done. Luckily, as a snowsports enthusiast, you have the luxury of realizing that even on the most unsavory of days, being out on the slopes is a much better alternative to being stuck in the office. We still have a great portion of the season ahead of us with plenty of fun events to look forward to. So if you get to a point where you are cursing the weather just remember that when all else fails we are in WNY and the weather is bound to change any moment.

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Tips for Parents How to Have a Fun and Productive Ski Day with Your Kids Attention all busy Mommies!! Read some of our helpful tips to making yours and your children’s ski day one to remember! First and foremost, prepare your kids for a fun-filled ski day by making sure they are comfortable. Comfortable means not too warm, yet nice and dry. The outside layer should be an insulated waterproof, wind resistant material on top and bottom. The will need waterproof mittens (they are warmer than gloves) and a good quality pair of woolen or synthetic socks. A helmet or hat is acceptable as long as it fits properly and covers the ears. Goggles are good for keeping snow and wind out of the eyes. A neckwarmer helps keep snow out and heat in. The inside layers can be anything from pajamas to Halloween costumes. As long as they are comfortable and happy, let them choose. The next step to having a successful, enjoyable, and fun ski day is physical and mental preparation. Make a list of everything your child needs to have for his day of skiing and designate his/her own special bag that they are responsible for packing and putting in the car the night before. Get a good night’s rest, wake up early, and eat a full breakfast. Eating a big breakfast will keep you and your children fueled and energized for hours of skiing. When you arrive to drop your children off at lessons, remember that they are in the hands of well-trained and caring instructors who will provide the necessities to learn a lifetime sport. Encourage them to behave and listen to their instructors so that they can “teach” you later on. Are you wondering what you should be doing while your kids are in their lessons? Go ski! Grab a coffee. Relax. You can sneak over once in a while to make sure your child is okay but it is recommended not to be in eyesight of them during their lesson so you do not distract them. When lessons are over for the day, make sure

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you save a few minutes to talk with the instructor about how your child did, what they were learning, and how you can continue to help them learn. After the lesson, play it by ear. If your child seems tired and worn out, offer a hot chocolate break or give them the option to stop for the day. It is probably safe to say that they worked hard in their lesson and deserve a rest. It is not good to overdo it in the beginning stages of learning how to ski especially with children. But as long as they’re still up for it, most children see

a chance to ski with their parents after their lesson, as a “reward” for working hard in the lesson. Allow a few runs to ski with your kids at the end of the day. If you want to continue skiing, most ski resorts offer a babysitting service where your child can rest and/or play for a couple hours while you get some ski time in. When the day is done, make sure your little skier helps carry his own things out to the car. You can reward him with a big delicious dinner, a short ski/ bedtime story, and an early night to sleep!


B4BC Wrap Up 3rd Annual Event Last Weekend Raised Over $15,000 The 3rd annual Boarding for Breast Cancer event held at Holiday Valley was a tremendous success with over $15,000 generated to help raise awareness, promote healthy lifestyles and support Camp Good Days and Special Times Women’s Oncology program. As almost all of us have been touched by breast cancer, it is appreciated that so many Holiday Valley skiers, riders and staff got involved in this event. Thanks go to sponsors Holiday Valley Realty and Rental Management, Buffalo MRI and event partner The Boardroom. Congratulations go to top fundraisers, Colleen Collins ($1700), Evan Piganelli ($1010) and Brendan Lovelock ($375). But the real winners are the Holiday Valley guests and staff who took a moment of their day to participate in the auctions and raffles or buy a crazy blinking pin or bracelet to support this worthy cause.

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There’s lots of fun still to be had on the slopes yet this spring. Here’s a list of some of our more popular spring events... February 25: Telestock. Try telemark skiing with our friends from the City Garage with tips from some pros, a fun race and cookout. 26: Penguin Paddle. This annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s

Adaptive Ski Program includes an auction, giant barbeque and the Penguin Slide Races where folks slide down the hill “penguin style”. The event starts at 11AM at the base of Yodeler. March 5: Red Bull Buttercup. Rail jam sponsored by Red Bull with unique and custom “butter” boxes to be held at the Rail Park. Registration starts at 10AM, practice at noon and the event starts at 1:00. 5-6: J-IV State Championships. Slalom and GS racing for USSA skiers age 11-12. 6: Kandahar Championships. A great tradition of fun competition for USSA racers up to age 14. 12-13: Winter Carnival. Fun for all with races, parades, costumes, music, food and drink and plenty of spring fever craziness. 15: Cabin Fever Fest II. Specially priced lift tickets on sale at participating shops in Canada and US. 19: Guns and Hoses Snowmakers

Race. Snowmakers from the Western New York region compete by skiing through gates while carrying snowmaking equipment on Cindy’s Run. 19: Quarterpipe Competition, bottom of Yodeler. Freeskiers and snowboarders will compete on a giant quarter pipe built at the bottom of Yodeler. 20: Northwind Super G. A Super G race for all ages. 26: Pond Skimming Party. Spring party with fun music, food and skimming across and ice water filled pond. 27: Slush Cup. End of the year USSA race. April 10: Last day of the season, golf course opens weather permitting! 16: Hike the Park session. Enjoy the spring sunshine and laid back atmosphere of this afterseason annual event. Check for details. Please note events are subject to change.

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is a performance piece. The other part of the challenge is to prepare to answer a series of spontaneous questions. Sandy Tombin is the Odyssey of the Mind coordinator at Ellicottville Central School. She notes that, “the teams have been preparing since November to showcase their solution to the chosen problem and compete against other schools within Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties. “ She continues, “Over the years our teams have done very well and have advanced to the State competition held at the University of Binghamton (on March 26th). We hope to continue that success on March 12th.” Three of the teams, in different divisions, have selected the same problem called “As Good as Gold…berg.” This is the technical problem. According to Sandy Tomblin, “An elementary team coached by Mrs. JoAnne Curtis, a middle school team coached by Mr. Paul Timkey, and a high school team coached by Mrs. Colleen Bower will display their technical knowledge and interpretation of a ‘Goodberg’ contraption. These teams must present an uncomplicated existing item that is used in a simple and effective way to complete a real life task. The team will create a device made out of a complex series of components that will perform the same ‘real life’ task.” Think of the Mousetrap board game and you get the idea. There is always a problem

Relay CONT. FROM PAGE A-1 donate his or her time and talent to perform at the event. The June Relay for Life will also have a Chicken BBQ that people can buy pre-sale tickets for now. The tickets cost $8 and are redeemable between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on June 4; however, extra dinners will be available until sold out. To purchase tickets now, contact Mistine Keis at 716-699-2377 x119.

In all, about thirty-five Ellicottville students will participate in Odyssey of the Mind at “Regionals.” Spectators are encouraged to see creative minds at work. Pictured Above: Middle School Division, works on Problem #5 “Full Circle”. Left to right In front: Jenna Aldrich and Jacob Bower: In back row: Emma Chew, Shelby Imhoff, Hannah Chew and Jordon Andrews.

involving the classics. This year, an elementary team coached by Mrs. Lynette Sexton and Mrs. Shannon Palmatier will compete in the problem entitled “Le Tour Guide.” This problem involves an original performance where a classical character acts as a Tour Guide. “During the tour an inanimate object will show signs of life. The tour guide will give the wrong explanation about something, and will give a creative explanation about why it is important to guard and secure a worthless item.” Meanwhile, a team of sixth graders coached by Ms. Jane Chew chose the theatrical problem called “Full Circle.” “They will perform a humorous skit where something changes

form or appearance three times. It eventually undergoes a final change where it returns to its original form. The team will also have to include a silly character, a very serious character, an original song and dance, and a surprise ending.” In all, about thirty-five Ellicottville students will participate at “Regionals.” Spectators are encouraged to see creative minds at work. The competition at Wellsville starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. Tomblin would like to thank all the coaches for their assistance, many of whom have volunteered their services for several years. Students, parents, coaches, and judges who love Odyssey of the Mind keep the program rolling.

New at the coming 2011 Relay, Porpiglia hopes to be having karaoke at the event and many other fun activities. This year’s goal is $45,000, a $6,000 increase from last year. Everybody is invited for a day full of fun for a good cause even if you are not on a team. Each team holds different activities or individual fundraisers that all go to the American Cancer Society. Porpiglia also points out that if you are nervous about creating or joining a team, coming to the event just for fun can help give

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Finally. This is what democracy looks like. Millions of people gather in the streets risking their lives for a taste of freedom. Young, old, rich, poor, working class, educated, uneducated, Christian, Muslim and everyone in between gathered together facing down the establishment. Shockingly, after eighteen perilous days the tide turns and a ruthless dictator is deposed. What we’ve just witnessed in the streets of Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt is nothing less then a historical reminder of what it is we all stand for…the birth of democracy in a land that has never known freedom. It might just be a miracle. Or not. I have a confession to make. As a member of the Liberal elite I have a stake in this. I just returned from a meeting in a very, very large room at an undisclosed location. Inside the room? Members of the ACLU, George Soros, the ghost of Abbie Hoffman, Code Pink, members of the Taliban, Brian Williams, Ted Turner, the entire Obama administration, Keith Olberman, several European revolutionaries, the Black Panthers, Bill Clinton, and every Goreloving environmentalist on the planet. In this room we discussed our success

in fomenting the Egyptian revolution and our coming plans to spread the word to the rest of the Arab world and, eventually, Europe. After that, who knows? The world is our oyster! That, in a nutshell, is what Glenn Beck believes just happened. Frighteningly, he’s not alone. There is a disconcerting cacophony of voices on the right that seem to have developed an unhealthy fear of democracy in action. Seriously unhealthy. I’m worried about Glenn’s heart…and his head. That vein on his forehead keeps getting more engorged as more members of the left get scribbled on one of his crazy boards. Night after night he gets louder and louder as he struggles to make sense of the pattern that has been developing before his very eyes. Him, Rush, Sean and Michelle Bachman seem to be the only ones to see it and it’s driving him to hysterics! Poor guy. Even O’Reilly thinks he’s lost it. Seriously though. What is it about the Egyptian revolution that drives certain people to see the bogyman? What is it about true democracy in action that scares the holy bat droppings out of these people? Rush sees a “classic rent-a-mob spurred on by community organizers, leftists, feminists. Socialists and environmentalists.” Beck sees a gathering storm of Socialist/Muslim Caliphates on the horizon spreading from Africa to the Middle East and, eventually, Europe. It’s like the Da Vinci Code meets Atlas Shrugged meets The John Birch Society! I love it. What are they afraid of? The simple answer is that they fear grass-roots uprisings. They fear

any movement that seems to be free of American influence and our all mighty lobbying power. They are afraid of a world where the corporate concerns of Capitalism come second to freedom and the rights of a nation to decide it’s own future. Surely this must be some sort of conspiracy against what they see as the natural order of things. Beck, and to an extent, Limbaugh see a world taking shape that goes beyond their narrow vision of the “American way” and they don’t understand it. If Egypt doesn’t need us then, surely, there must be an ulterior motive and outside forces at work. Their limited understanding of moderate Islam and their tenacious belief that everyone needs to have a McDonalds on their corner limits their worldview to an us versus them mentality and Egypt is just the first domino to fall. In other words, Beck doesn’t understand the world so he makes it all up as he goes along to suit his limited intelligence. Sadly, as a new nation and a new world view takes shape, this might just signal the end for my beloved Beck. His ratings have plummeted and the fear that used to be evident among the rank and file of the Republicans to stand up to him seems to be waning as they unanimously condemn his nutty theories concerning the Egyptian uprising. As democracy begins it’s slow crawl across the Arab world free of American influence and interference, Beck and his ilk will continue to rail against the very institution they so dearly love and that will be their undoing. One cannot be for and against Democracy at the same time.


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pressure throughout most of the Village, but that even this would do little to increase the pressure on the northeastern side. He added that it is hard to justify the cost of the tank, but the Town would be unable to expand on the northeastern side of the Town without the upgrade. He said currently the Village does not have enough pressure for the Starlite Village development. PARKING FOR MARTHA ST. BUSINESS The owner of 11 Martha Street addressed the board with concerns about the process required for obtaining rights to an adjacent lot to use as a parking space for his planned popcorn store and bike shop. He said he was unfamiliar with the process required by the Village Board to negotiate use of ethe land. Coolidge said the Village s srequires access to a drainage mditch that runs along the lot, aand the owner’s legal team sand Village Attorney Bob dSimon need to work on a lease agreement. Coolidge added, the lease e lagreement would also require ”the owner of the property to have oinsurance coverage for the lot, .so that the Village would not be eheld accountable for accidents lor injuries on the lot. o The owner of the property rvoiced concern about the length mof the lease term and about the schance the rate would increase ,substantially after the initial sterm ends. d Coolidge said the board would offer a reasonable price for the use of the lot, though he was not certain how long of lease he rcould offer. He added, the board is required to charge some type dof fee, since the Village cannot llegally give away the land. dEASEMENT ON VAN BUREN PLACE Village Engineer Mike n Smith said the Zoning Board gof Appeals tabled a request to ereduce the village easement for a nproperty at Van Buren Place, and lwould await a response from the tVillage Board on the issue. e Coolidge said a drainage pipe runs through the easement, and dthat he is not certain where the ”pipe is located within the 30foot easement. He said that the owner wanted the easement reduced by 18 feet, but without knowing the actual location of the pipe, they cannot grant the change of easement. Smith added, the pipe is currently open at one end, and that the board should look into covering it with a grate or screen. Smith said John D. Northrup changed the planned layout of the decks on his development off Van Buren Place to address snow-shedding issues. Smith said that he has plans to increase efficiencies in the water service, including upgrading more water meters and preventing more water losses

Town CONT. FROM PAGE A-1 worked through. So far it’s (the arrangement) working out pretty well, though the fire hydrants were obviously an issue.” UNACCOUNTED-FOR WATER The town board will also look into the matter of unaccountedfor water. Burrell said the amount of such water appears to be too high, but said several factors need to be checked in order to determine an official amount. “Unaccounted-for water does not mean that it’s leaking into the ground. “ It could be linked to meter readings “as far as the production at the wells coinciding with the water usages by customers.” There are other factors involved when it comes to unaccounted-for water, such as “when you have a fire, that water isn’t metered. “The same holds true when fire hydrants are flushed. Town Engineer Mark Alianello cited fifteen percent as an optimum percentage for unaccounted-for water. Burrell said, “But we don’t know what ours (amount of water) is right now.” PROPERTY RE-VALUATION Also discussed during the meeting was a proposal to do a property re-valuation, brought to Supervisor Burrell by Town Assessor Robin Pearl. The

matter was tabled for further discussion. It’s possible the Town might do it in-house “with the staff that we have.” Dennis Fisher from the NYS Office of Real Property Services was on hand to answer questions from Board members. Burrell asked, “Is this something that we have to do, something that we want to do, or that we don’t want to do? What we strive for is to have all of our assessments fair and equitable.” He noted the Town has been through two or three re-valuations in the last fifteen years. Fisher said the state wants to be sure that the Town’s information remains accurate. Burrell feels bringing in a consultant might not be necessary if “we are doing a good job ourselves.” ATV PARK AT THE B&B BUFFALO RANCH Board members listened to comments from Kris Thompson of Machias, who would like to develop an ATV park at the B&B Buffalo Ranch. At their previous meeting, the town board discussed the fact that there was somebody interested in buying the property. At the time, there was no interest on the board to change the law to allow an ATV park. Thompson does not appear to have changed any minds at the February 16th town board meeting, but is not giving up, noting that, “We are going to pursue this

matter.” His plans include a seasonal campground and an “entertainment facility. That would consist of, roughly once a month, to host a mass gathering event on weekends. We don’t actually want to establish an ATV riding park. We would like to set up a track to accommodate ATV riding.” This would be on a daily basis, but not in conjunction with weekend events. Thompson said he wants to sub-divide the ranch, stating he believes that three hundred acres do not have to be re-zoned. “We’re going to keep the seasonal campground on one side while still providing space for the existing buffalo. The other side is where we’re going to put the events center. And we don’t want to compete with Ellicottville on these events, but rather we want to cooperate with Ellicottville.” Thompson noted West Valley had a motorcycle hill climb fundraiser for their fire department, saying it’s an example of something that could be done at the Buffalo Ranch. Thompson said he’s aware of opposition that arose years ago when somebody wanted to locate an ATV park in Summerville Valley. Burrell said that’s why current town law expressly prohibits an ATV park. He stressed that Thompson must follow a certain process that would require public hearings and noted that a final decision would rest with the Town Board.

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with potential Department of Environmental Conservation regulations. PATROLLING OF MARDI GRAS The board discussed the upcoming Mardi Gras parade, which will take place on Saturday, March 12. Board members noted that each year the NYSDOT states they will send certified personnel to control traffic during the event, but they often do not arrive for the event. The members agreed that they should receive an official form from the state informing them of the number of DOT personnel taking part in the event. In this way, the board can hold the state responsible if they fail to send their promised personnel, which would help protect the village from accident liability. Coolidge said, “It’s our responsibility to take care of the community, and we will take a look into the matter if we need to.” Coolidge added it might be the last year a Mardi Gras parade takes place in the Village if the groups participating do not listen to the Event Committees regulations for the parade. VILLAGE BUDGET Village Mayor Charles Coolidge informed the board members that the Village received its share of last year’s sales tax, which totaled over $88,000. He said the total was about $1,000 less then last year’s amount, due to the village dropping $2.5 million in assessed value last year. Coolidge informed the board about increases the state has made to funds for Public Works and Municipal Contracts. The public works funds increased from $20,000 to $35,000, and the funds available for contracts and purchases increased from $10,000 to $20,000. He added he has discussed increasing the Request for Proposal funds with attorney Simon to go along with the funds increase. This would allow the Village to spend slightly more money seeking a larger number of bids on contracts. Coolidge discussed changes to the 2011-2012 budget with the board members. The changes include money to purchase a trash pump for the sewer lines and combining two bond payments. The board members reviewed the budget and accepted the changes after updating the amount budgeted for justice fines from $10,000 to $20,000 to cover the removal of the parking fine designation. Board members accepted a motion to appoint Sara Baldwin to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The board accepted a proposal to hold a public hearing on proposed zoning changes to portions of the zoning law. The board agreed to hold a public hearing on proposed changes to subdivision regulations. The next village board meeting will be held March 14.



due to leaks and pipe damage. CONSTABLE’S REPORT The Constable’s Report listed 12 traffic summonses, 3 warning tickets issued as well as 23 verbal warnings given, one criminal mischief 4th degree with restitution made, and three open container complaints. The Village police also transported an intoxicated male from a snow bank to his residence, issued warnings to multiple snowmobile drivers using Mill Street, and removed unwanted patrons from Wingate Hotel with the assistance of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. The Village police also assisted the county Sheriff’s office for a motor vehicle accident, issued 62 parking tickets with two requested to be dismissed by the Village court, 18 fines paid for a total of $1,180 and 42 unpaid tickets. Four tickets issued in December were paid for a total of $350. ORDINANCE OF GARBAGE PICK-UP Trustee Patra Lowes said that she noticed a number of businesses leaving garbage out at the curb, instead of in dumpsters or bins. Coolidge said that the Village ordinance requires businesses to take care of their garbage, and that they cannot place their garbage for the public service to pick-up. He said he would look into the situation, though some businesses do have upstairs apartments, and those living in the apartments can use the public service. DPW REPORT Department of Public Works Supervisor Harold Morton said his crews have been busy plowing and sanding the Village streets, as well as cutting down some of the snow banks that have built up around the Village. He said he repaired the sidewalk plows windshield wiper arm, and that Griffith Oil replaced a 300-gallon fuel tank with a 500-gallon fuel tank at no cost to the village, since the company was unable to supply enough fuel each week. Morton informed the board that he received prices on two ultrasonic algae control modules for the sewer facility at a total cost of $13,980. Coolidge said he does not believe the units would solve the algae problems, and that other more cost effective methods may suffice. Morton said his crews flushed a sewer line at Holiville, and hired Zuech’s Septic Service to run a camera through the line. He said they found a 5-inch metal disc in the line and were able to remove it. Morton added he is not certain who owns the sewer line, though it does not appear to belong to the village. He said his crews fixed a park bench, performed two dig requests, and performed all daily, weekly and monthly testing and maintenance. He said he also started testing for ammonia to comply

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7th Annual Horseman’s Roundup On February 20, the Cattaraugus/Chautauqua Chapter of the New York State Horse Council will be holding the 7th Annual Horsemen’s Roundup at the Little Valley Fire Hall on Rt. 353 in Little Valley. The Roundup begins at 1pm and admission is FREE. There will be coffee and munchies to share - a dish to pass donation is always welcome and much appreciated. There will be a guest speaker, raffles and door prizes. For more information or to reserve a table, call 716-532-3357 or e-mail

My name is Denise Kropp. I am 40 years old. Hi! My name is Denise, I am 40 years old. Most of my family is in the area. I have 4 nephews and a neice here that I like to do things with. I have a dog, Cassie, who is my best friend. I miss being able to take her for walks. I am not able to walk her after dialysis, I am just to tired. I was a member of the ladies auxiliary at the volunteer fire company for over 10 years but had to give it up because of dialysis and my illness. I have been sick most of my life and would love to just have a more normal life. I have a job at Target but can only work 1 day a week because I have to go to dialysis 3 days a week. I can’t work more at this time because I am usually very tired after dialysis and I have a lot of pain in my legs from the accesses in my legs and can’t stand for long periods of time. If anyone is willing/able to help me out, it would mean the world to me. I just want to be able to work, do things with my family, go on vacations, and just not be in so much pain! Please help if you can. It would change my life for the better. You would be giving me the best gift ever. To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world. Thank you from the Western New York Kidney Connection.

Worship Services

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 First Baptist Church of Great Valley, 5049 Route 219, Great Valley, 945-4629 Sunday School for all ages 9:30am, Sunday Worship Service 10:45am & 6:30pm Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 22 Jefferson St., E’ville, 699-2592 Mass Saturday 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 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

Would you like your place of worship and times listed? Call The Villager at 716-699-2058

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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.


Classified Ads: Sell, rent, hire, offer your services, etc. through The Villager’s Classifieds Page. Ad 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. Payment must accompany all classified ads. Deadline for all classifieds: 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,, Visit 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. DALE’S CHIMNEY SWEEP, INC.: Inspection, cleaning, repairs & woodstove/rain cap sales. Stainless steel relining. Established in 1978. Insured, clean & professional. 716-699-4791. JonnyBarberShop: Gentlemen’s Preferred Grooming. 1 Washington Street, Ellicottville (rear of 1887 Building), 716-572-3321. Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Wed 11:30am5:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm, closed Sun/Tues. Hot Tub Sales & Maintenance Service. We sell Jacuzzi & Bullfrog Brands. We also carry a complete line of Above Ground Swimming Pools. Contact Jacques @ 716-372-4276.


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JOB OPENING:OFFICE & PERSONAL ASSISTANT FOR 90-YEAR-YOUNG, HEALTHY, RETIRED EXECUTIVE: If you can offer professional organization, patience, direction, and intellectual discussions with an upbeat personality, you should apply. Job sharing with another professional will include: 1.) Personal assistant; office based in Ellicottville, 2.) Maintain daily schedule accurately, 3.) Basic e-mail, typing, telephoning, Internet ability, 4.) Attend presentations, classes and lectures, 5.) Safe driving skills locally and within western New York, using our vehicle, 6.) Willing to learn to play badminton as a regular or temp, 7.) Organize and attend monthly evening discussion groups and activities, 8.) Occasional weekend duties, 9.) Be creative in finding regional activities, meals, restaurants, concerts and events to attend. 20 – 35 hours per week. References & driving records will be requested. Please respond by e-mail to or to P.O. Box 6, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Griffis Sculpture Park is looking for docents to give tours and help guide visitors. Have availability and enjoy hiking, history and meeting new people? Contact Sarah at 716-903-5848 or Position at Nature’s Remedy available. Experience & knowledge with natural health, sales & computers. Needs to be energetic, enthusiastic, extroverted and excited about sharing natural health. Weekends and festival availability required. Email TEAM VP SEEKING SEVERAL HIGH ENERGY, EXPERIENCED CANDIDATEES to provide direction and support for staff and activities related to real estate sales, rentals and administrative services. Excellent communication, customer service and people skills required. A focus on working with a team and marketing experience a plus. Must be available for some evening, Saturday and/or Sunday work. Please send your resume and references to: Team VP, 12 Washington Street, Box 780, Ellicottville, NY 14731.

PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE: The Annual Meeting of the Ellicottville Cemetary Association, Sunset Hill Cemetery will be held on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 pm at the home of John and Anne Northrup, 97 Elizabeth Street, Ellicottville, NY.


BLACK CREEK BUILDERS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/15/2010. Office in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2593 West 5 Mile Rd., Allegany, NY 14706. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Latest dissolve date: 12/31/2049.

NOTICE OF FILING FOR EAST TOWN CAR WASH, LLC. DATE OF FILING ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: AUGUST 27, 2010. County of Office: Cattaraugus. Municipality of Office: Town of Napoli, 4530 Windmill Road. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process against it may be served. The address which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: The registered agent of the Company: 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 to carry on any such business for which a limited liability company may be formed under the laws of the State of New York.

LEGAL NOTICE: ANDREWS FARMS LLC. ANDREWS FARMS LLC filed Articles of Organization in New York on January 25, 2011. The LLC’s office is in Cattaraugus County. The Secretary of State has been named as agent for service of process against the LLC and shall mail such process to 10083 McKinstry Road, Machias, New York 14101. The LLC is formed to carry on any business for which an LLC may be formed in New York.

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.




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