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Annual Celebration of Music, Arts, Foods & More 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 SATURDAY: LIVE MUSIC FROM 12pm-12am in The Tent!

26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990 Friday, Oct. 8th, 9:30pm OCTOBER ROSE Saturday, Oct. 9th DAVEY Z AND THE RENEGADES 5-9pm WEST, 9:30pm-1:30am 28-A Monroe Street 699-2537 Saturday Oct. 9th 9pm

Ellicottville’s oldest and largest festival of the year is here! The annual Fall Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 9 & 10, 2010 welcomes tens of thousands of festival-goers for a lively weekend of unique foods, arts and much more. From Kid’s Carnival Rides to the delicious Food Court and Arts and Crafts Shows, ski swaps, chairlift rides at Holiday Valley with a mountaintop festivities, and all the live music that can be found in Ellicottville’s bar and restaurants, Fall festival hosts events that all members of the family can enjoy. See complete schedule on page A-3, or visit the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce website at www.ellicottvilleny.com and Holiday Valley at www. holidayvalley.com.

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Ski Areas Prepare for 2010-2011 Holiday Valley & HoliMont Continue to Improve with Exciting Changes & Additions

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New Chairlift Tops Holiday Valley’s $4 Million Upgrades Over the past 20 years, Holiday Valley has reinvested over $96 million. The resort is known for its commitment to quality and steady improvement. From snowmaking and grooming to lifts and lodges, Holiday Valley continues to progress each season. The 2010-11 season features $4 million in improvements including a new high speed quad chairlift, two new slopes, increased snowmaking, new rails and Tubing Holiday Valley’s 2010-11 season features $4 million in improvements including a new high speed quad Park improvements. The entirely new Morning Star lift is chairlift, two new slopes, increased snowmaking, new rails and Tubing Park improvements. The entirely SEE SKI-AREAS PAGE A-11

Sneak Peek In This Issue . . .

Up Close : Local Artist’s Work at LAX... Page A-9 By Megan O’Donnell St. Bonaventure University One of Ellicottville’s most well known local artists Shad Nowicki soon will be hitting the big leagues as one of his collections goes to LAX. His five-part paint series “Evolution of the Modern Age of America” shows how the United States has changed over the past century. The series features five different animals surrounded and immersed in a different aspect of America’s development. The bunny with claws represents fortitude...

Day Trippin’: Nightmare Hayrides...Page B-3 Nightmare Hayrides features a terrifying maze and haunted barn. Thrills and Chills await the adventurists on Sommerville Valley Road in Ellicottville.

Insider’s Guide to Fall Festival ... Section C Learn About the Origin of the Event, Meet Our Local Ski Shops, Explore this Weekend’s Music & More

new Morning Star lift is 2,580 feet in length, compared to the old lift at 2,000 feet, a 29 percent increase in length. Despite the lift being almost one third longer, the trip to the top will take half the time.

6th Annual Beer & Wine Festival Over 20 Wineries & 30 Breweries Gather, November 12 & 13 at Holiday Valley Get Your VIP Pass Today: 2-Hour Exclusive Tasting Area & More!! Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will hosting the 7th Annual Beer and Wine Festival at Holiday Valley,s Yodeler Lodge on Saturday, November 13 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Guests will be able to sample a variety of handcrafted beers from over 30 of the best New York State and American craft breweries and wines from New York, Southern Ontario and Ellicottville vintners. Brewers include: Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Great Lakes, Erie Brewing, Saranac, Southern Tier, Ellicottville Brewing, John Harvard’s, Ithaca, Roerhbac, Woodchuck, Custom Beer Crafters, Butter Nutts, Original Sin Cider, Harpoon, Voodoo, Smutty Nose, Long Trail, Hebrew and Otter Creek...plus many more! Wineries include several of New York’s award winners like Miles and Fulkerson plus Heron Hill, Fox Run, Merritt

and the Winery of Ellicottville. The ever-popular Beer Tasting Dinner will take on an Oktoberfest flair this year with a lively German Brew House meal. It will take place on Friday, Nov. 12 upstairs in the Clubhouse Chalet. Tickets are $50 inclusive and are limited, so call for a reservation at 716-699-2345. Presale tickets for the Beer and Wine Festival are $40 and will be available starting July 1 at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Ellicottville Brewing Company, Consumers Beverages and Wegmans in midSeptember. Tickets may be available at the door for $47, but it is wise to pre-purchase because ticket sales are limited. The ticket includes a $5 food voucher! New this year...The VIP Pass! This pass, limited to only 100 people, entitles you to a 2-hour exclusive tasting area and more. Check out www. holidayvalley.com for details.

BEER & WINE FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 12 & 13, YODELER LODGE ~ HOLIDAY VALLEY


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FREEDOM DAZE: JULY 3-4 ~ LITTLE VALLEY SPEEDWAY, 7PM


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Publisher’s Word Patience is a Virtue

To all who have picked up this issue of The Villager – welcome to the Ellicottville Fall Festival! If you’re a visitor this weekend, all I can say is, “Boy, you sure know how to pick a great event!” And if you are fortunate enough to live here, well – you are fortunate indeed!

What a beautiful time and a picturesque setting to relax, have some fun and enjoy the people, scenery and events. The key word in the last sentence is “relax.” Let me tell you why … Nothing can be more unnerving than to be passed by three vehicles in a row on a small country road. And I don’t consider myself a “slow driver” by any means (ahem). Imagine my surprise, however, when the aforementioned vehicles each were trucking the largest dang pumpkins I have ever seen!! Obviously, they were being rushed over to Pumpkinville to participate in this month’s “Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In”. Passed by three giant pumpkins… The humor of the whole thing quickly made me realize there’s no sense in being upset or unsettled by minor (and sometimes humorous) episodes. Now, the population in our little village this weekend is nothing short of impressive. There’s room for everyone, of course, and the substantial crowds lend themselves to the festive atmosphere we

all enjoy, no matter what age you are. One must realize, however, the stores, restaurants and pubs have just so much space – there’s a limited number of tables, chairs, stools and (most importantly) waitstaff available to help you. And help you they will – Ellicottville has the nicest folks around when it comes to friendly service. Just try your best to remember there are hundreds of you and only dozens of them! Watching a waitress maintain a pleasant and professional demeanor, balancing a service tray full of food and/or beverage, while wading through a sea of happy patrons makes one realize just how talented these hardworking ladies and gentlemen are! So, as the old saying goes: “Patience is a virtue.” Do your best to understand your order is very important to your service staff and they will try their darnedest to exceed your expectations – it just may take a little more time than usual to get to you. And remember: RELAX and enjoy Fall Fest! Until next week ..... Jeanine Zimmer

Holiday Valley Additions to Fall Festival Weekend Holiday Valley has added new events to their line up including a chainsaw carver at the bottom of Mardi Gras to entertain people waiting to go to the top of the hill. At the top in addition to the music and foods offered, the Army is installing their climbing wall. The Tamarack Club will host a wine & cheese reception both days from 12pm5pm. The Ski Swap will also take place along with live music and a shuttle will be running from the town’s center to the valley each day. Published Every Thursday / AD DEADLINE: Mondays at 4pm Publisher JEANINE ZIMMER publisher@artefaktmagazine.com

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Flippin’ Eddies Night!

OPEN CONTAINERS-Village Ordinance 1989-4 (4-2) expressly forbids the possession of open, resealed or partially consumed containers of alcoholic beverages in or on other than PERMITTED public places (Firemen’s and Ski Patrol enclosures for example). Public streets, sidewalks, and parking lots are included as being areas where possession of these containers is NOT ALLOWED. Violations of this Ordinance WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED & ZERO TOLERANCE

ALLOWED!! Violators of this ordinance will be ticketed and fined by the Local Court. PARKING-Legal Parking IS AVAILABLE on a limited basis due to the number of visitors. Please use discretion and common sense when parking your vehicle, look for and observe “NO PARKING” signs, do not block driveways, alleyways, etc., & PLEASE be mindful that Emergency Vehicles still must have easy and rapid access to all

areas of the Village. Violators will be ticketed and in some cases the vehicles will be towed. DETOUR-Once again there will be a traffic detour around the Festival area. We ask motorists to please consider traffic delays and follow posted signs indicating alternate routes. In addition, there will be personnel at the barricades for traffic directions. Please show some courtesy and follow directions given by these people. Thank you for your consideration Howard T. Gifford, Village Constable

Letter from the Rotary Family Support for Ellicottville: Holidays are Around the Corner Halloween is almost here and I already see Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations featured on the television and in our stores. This is a reminder to me that the holidays are right around the corner. Many of our local families that are already struggling to provide the basic needs in their homes will feel even more pinched during this time, won’t you help? Founded in November of 2008 Family Support for Ellicottville is an affiliate of the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, Foundation for Youth a 501c3 charitable foundation. This organization is dedicated to acting as a bridge between families and supportive assistance. The Family Support for Ellicottville (FSFE) group has identified a need in the community that we hope to fill through the kindness of those more fortunate. Our mission is to provide an outlet for those willing to donate

time and money to this 501c3 organization. We will insure that 100% of donations that are made go back into the Ellicottville community without any administrative cost as we are staffed completely by volunteers. During 2009-2010 FSFE provided: School Supplies, tuitions and books to students in need, School Lunch program assistance; Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners to thirty plus local families; Santa’s Workshop providing Christmas gifts for local families who otherwise could not cannot afford to purchase gifts for their families; Urgent financial assistance to keep families intact in times of crisis; Money for heating bills Fuel for transportation to and from necessary medical appointments; Prescriptions for those who are in need but cannot afford; Eye glasses for students; Food vouchers / pantry services;

Medical financial assistance in times of crisis. If your family is looking to give to a Charitable Organization this year please consider donating to Family Support for Ellicottville. Send your tax deductible donation to: Family Support for Ellicottville PO BOX 101 Ellicottville, NY 14731 Family Support for Ellicottville wishes to thank all of those individuals that donated and volunteered their time last year. We were fortunate to have several fundraisers last year to finance our efforts. Some of those include the Annual Irish Christmas hosted by Bob McCarthy and held at the Gin Mill Restaurant, Ladies Day at the Ellicottville Ski Club, Calendar Sales from Ken Brown and many wonderful individuals in our community. Thank you for your support, Anne Northrup, Treasurer

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Kiss Cancer Goodbye October 24 “Benebration” at Elkdale Announces Music Line-Up BUFFALO, NY (10/6/10): Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye (GKCG) will be celebrating its second annual “Benebration” to benefit cancer research and people fighting the disease. The event will take place at Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca, on Sunday, October 24 starting at 1 PM. This year’s Benebration will be a music festival, showcasing numerous local bands and artists throughout the day. The day will kick off with a few acoustic performances by individual artists’: Ben Rossi, Todd Barnes and a special performance by local hip hop artist, Dean Whitcomb. Local band, Rev 13 will hit the stage at 2:00 PM with some rock and alternative type music. Stone Row weaves a rich tapestry of Celtic and world music, creating a seamless fusion of traditional and contemporary genres and showcasing it in their own inimitable style. Captivating originals and fresh arrangements make for a unique and exciting musical experience at 3:00 PM. The festival will round out with

90 West, at 4:00 PM, a high energy country band, playing music from artists such as Sugarland, The Dixie Chicks, Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, and many more of today’s popular artists. Formed approximately 8 years ago, the band is made up of musicians from some of Western New York’s current and former top local bands. They have shared the stage or opened for more than 14 of Nashville’s brightest stars. They are sure to keep you entertained and dancing all night long! The event will include food, drinks, and auctions of numerous themed baskets and items. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $20 before the event, or for $25 at the event. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing to win $100. Tickets for the Music Festival are available for purchase at Elkdale Country Club, CCSE Credit Union in Salamanca, or by calling or e-mailing Gotta Kiss Cancer

Goodbye (716) 984-1128 or gottakisscancergoodbye@ gmail.com. Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye is a non-for-profit, independent, community organization that serves as a way to raise awareness of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and other cancers. GKCG will also act as an agent for education through collaboration with other organizations to help identify and address cancer issues through education, patient support service, research and advocacy programs. Funds raised by the organization through an array of events go towards improving the quality-of-life of cancer patients and their families, and reducing the stress associated with treatment, by providing emotional support and financial assistance to patients and their families who are battling ALL. For information, please contact Kathleen Hogan at (716) 984-1128 or email: kathleenmariehogan@yahoo. com.

FALL FEST ROAD CLOSING: Jefferson Street, October 10 Notice to Ellicottville Residents & Visitors: Jefferson Street between the Post Office and the Town and Village Hall will be closed on Friday, October 8 at 2pm during Ellicottville’s Fall Festival. The police department will be set up on the opposite side of Coffee Culture. The ambulance crew will be set up in front of coffee culture.

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Fall Festival Transportation A Shuttle will be available Friday 7pm – 4am, Saturday 10 AM TO 4 AM and Sunday 10 am – Midnight. Carrier Coach will providing the shuttle service for the Chamber at $3/person. There will also be numerous cabs in town. There is a cap in effect on taxi cab charges; they can not charge more than $5/trip within the Village.

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Seneca Allegany Casino Hosts Goo Goo Dolls & Barenaked Ladies SALAMANCA, N.Y. – In late August, the Seneca Casinos made a huge announcement with the booking of Grammy Award-winning band and Western New York’s own the Goo Goo Dolls, who will play a 7 p.m. show on Saturday, October 30 at the Seneca Allegany Events Center inside the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, N.Y. Tickets start at $65. The Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is pleased to announce that acclaimed alternativerock musicians from Toronto, Barenaked Ladies, will perform at the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Sunday, November 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $45 and are now on sale to the public. The Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 and have won Canada’s Juno Award seven times. The band is touring in support of its latest studio album, All in Good Time. Tickets may be purchased at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 716-852-5000 (USA) or 416-870-8000 (Canada).

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BRADFORD, PA. – Awardwinning author Scott Russell Sanders will speak on the relationship between people and places Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. His free talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The program is sponsored by the English program, the Environmental Studies program, the Division of Communication and the Arts, and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences. “Most of Sanders’ work has dealt with the relationship between places and the lives of the people who inhabit those places,” said Dr. Don Ulin, associate professor of English at Pitt-Bradford. “In an age that celebrates globalization, mobility, and life on the Internet, we find ourselves everywhere at once and nowhere in particular.” Sanders has written more than 20 books, including his most recent, “A

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The Little Valley Lion’s Club 5k Run/Walk was a great success! The Club would like to thank all who supported and participated in the event! 58 runners and walkers enjoyed the fall crispness; The donated water from Salamanca Beverage; The bananas donated by Parkview Supermarket; The apples donated by Brooks Market; and the shirts from Jamestown Cycle Shop. The Results for Runners are as follows: Males: 1st Place: T.J. Rosetti, 18:10; 2nd Place: Chad Russell, 18:42; 3rd Place: Tony Schebloski, 19:13. Females: 1st Place: Chelsie Adams, 22:35; Katherine Scott, 24:23; 3rd Place: Ellie Russell, 25:16. The Results for Walkers are: 1st Place: Paul Whittaker; 2nd Place: Grace Whittaker; 3rd Place: Thelma Golezewski.

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Conservationist Manifesto,” which envisions a shift from a culture based on consumption to one based on caretaking. “While the media tend to focus on global environmental issues, many of our problems are more local in nature,” Ulin said. “Right here in Bradford, for example, a lot of people have found their drinking water contaminated with oil. Oil is part of our history, our sense of place, and who we are. It’s something to be proud of, but we have to consider how we as a community can protect our future while celebrating our past.” Sanders’ recent coming-ofage memoir “A Private History of Awe,” which he describes as both a “love story” and “spiritual testament,” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His other work has included novels, science fiction, children’s books, short stories and literary nonfiction. Copies of Sanders’ books will be available for purchase at the reading and in advance at the Panther Shop in the Commons.

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Sanders has written more than 20 books, including his most recent, “A Conservationist Manifesto,” which envisions a shift from a culture based on consumption to one based on caretaking.

Sanders retired last year after teaching at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., for almost 40 years. He holds degrees in physics and English from Brown University and earned his doctorate in English from Cambridge University. He and his wife, Ruth, live in Bloomington.

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Float-Building Workshop Olean’s Santa Claus Lane Commitee Hosts Presentation Nov. 3 OLEAN – The Santa Claus Lane Committee and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting and presenting an amateur float-building workshop on Wednesday, November 3, at Jamestown Community College, LLAC 308, Olean, 6 – 7:30 PM. The workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will focus on design concept; float construction, decorative material ideas, parade day appearance and more. The workshop can help participants in the Santa Claus Lane Parade that is set for Friday, November 26, in downtown Olean.

In 1929, downtown Olean merchants collectively strung fresh pine together to form garlands across North Union Street, Olean’s downtown. It didn’t take them long to realize that lights were an intricate part of the decorating scheme, so they began to include strands of holiday light bulbs. Santa Claus Lane, and particularly the Parade, has become a tradition for the greater Olean area and western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania region. “For many people, the parade has developed into a pilgrimage to the City of Olean on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Since it marks the beginning of the

holiday season, Santa Claus Lane draws from as far as Rochester and Buffalo to the north, Jamestown and Erie, PA from the west, Allegany and Wyoming counties to the east and McKean and Potter counties to the south. We want to encourage more floats in the parade created by area schools, local businesses, non-profits, youth groups and more,” added Meme Yanetsko, COO of Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. For information regarding Santa Claus Lane, to reserve your spot at the workshop please call 716/372-4433 or email santa@oleanny.com.

A HAUNTING AT THE MINER’S CABIN

The public is invited to an evening of ghost stories on Wednesday, October 13th at 7:00 PM. Ischua Valley Historical Society will host the event at the Miner’s Cabin at 9 Pine Street in Franklinville. Listen to haunting tales from the beyond. If you have d had an eerie experience, we invite you to share it with us. Refreshments will be served. a Come join us for an evening of chills and ghostly adventures.

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Sounds of Salsa at St. Bonas Jose Obando & Musicians Perform “Origins of Salsa”, Oct. 15

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Single ticket prices are $20 at full price; $16 for senior citizens and St. Bonaventure employees; and $5 for students. For subscriptions, single tickets and information call The Quick Center at (716) 375-2494. For each Friends of Good Music performance, The Quick Center will open its galleries one hour before the performance and keep them open throughout intermission. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is free and open to the public year round. For more information, visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.

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performance of Jose Obando for the gala re-opening of El Museo del Bario in Manhattan, a performance that was so lively and infectious that half of the audience was dancing in the aisles,” said Ludwig Brunner, director of programming at The Quick Center. “While this genre was created in Spanish Harlem, it has its origins in world music, and I immediately thought to bring these excellent musicians to The Quick Center. I hope our audiences will enjoy this program as much as I have.” This performance is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. Subscription tickets for the entire season are still available.

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Salsa is an American music genre amalgamated 40 years ago by Puerto Ricans living in the Spanish Harlem area of New York City. The program will present instruments, music and lyrics used in the African, Taino and Spanish Catholic rituals that provide a base for salsa. The ensemble will also present instruments from the Spanishspeaking Caribbean and the accompanying folkloric music along with salsa. The program will demonstrate the salsa dance and the lively Dominican merengue. Jose Obando (above), is the salsa consultant for the Music Instrument Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and will narrate the program and play the guiro and maracas.

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residents.” The contest will be divided into two categories – amateur and professional. Anyone who has received payment for any photograph will be judged in the professional category. All photos submissions must be 8x10 with the photographer’s name and address plus the location the photo was taken on the back. Digital photos, which may accompany the printed photo, must have a resolution of 360 or above. Photos may be mailed to ANFVB, P.O. Box 371, Bradford, Pa. 16701. Digital photos may be submitted to devlin@visitANF.com. First place winners in both the amateur and professional categories will receive a $100 prize. Second and third place winners will receive $50 each in each category. More than one entry may be submitted per person. A model release form must accompany all entries where the people in the photo can be clearly identified. All entries submitted with a self-addressed envelope will be returned. Photos and their usage will become the property of the ANFVB.

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a big step” toward getting the Jefferson Street Cemetery on the National Registry. “And it will help because (no one) has found a plot map. Now we know where everyone is buried. Apparently there are some people who are buried there who don’t have headstones.” Les Fox of Great Valley is interested in what’s being done at the Jefferson Street Cemetery. He notes,” I have family buried there and I’m appreciative of the efforts being put forth by Gail Carucci” and others like Ellicottville Town historian Mary Elizabeth Dunbar. Fox adds, “If there’s anything I can do to help, I will.” He says there are only one or two families left who have relatives buried there. Fox adds, “I’ve got four generations (buried) in that one corner plot.” At one

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Leonard (Bud) A. Ploetz went to rest with his Lord after a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. He was born on Oct. 14, 1928 son of Albert and Marie (Hanewinckel) Ploetz in Plato, NY. He graduated from West Valley High School in 1946 and later graduated from Alfred Agriculture College in 1950. He worked on his family farm all his life until their barn burned in 1982. Then he was employed by Larimer and Norton in Ellicottville as a truck driver. Over the past 30 years, he has sold campfire wood and enjoyed spending time with all his family. He married Dorothy (Buerger) on July 6, 1952 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville and serving as President, Treasurer and member

of church council for many years. He is survived by his devoted wife, two loving daughters, Sandra Hammond and Beverly (Gian) Dodici and one loving son, Jeffrey (Deborah) Ploetz and one son-in-law, Lenny Nagel. Ten grandchildren, Nicholas and Gregory Hammond, Melissa (Nathan) Dahlman, Shelley and Jason Nagel, Erin, Matthew and Eileen Ploetz and Mark and Emma Dodici. One greatgrandson, Tyler Hammond and One sister, Elfrieda Greatrix. He was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara Nagel in 2008. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Jim, Edgar and Richard and sisters, Dorothy Merle, Ruth Lyons, Marion Stone and Betty Jane Moody. Many nieces and nephews ,great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. The Rev. William Kay

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Brown took several trips abroad. She decided to retrace every single step that her father had taken as a Ball TurretGunner and POW, literally. She ventured to England, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania and Germany. She set foot in each of the three camps in which her father was held prisoner so long ago. She rode in a B-17, just like the one her father and his crewmates jumped out of after being shot down by the Germans. She even sat in the Ball-Turret, just like John Kyler once did, without a parachute on because it wouldn’t fit in the small space along with a gunner. (Pictured above, left: Author Candy Kyler with her Mother, Sara in Barth, Germany; right: Kyler boarding a B-17.

on that website led to the first of several ‘missions abroad’ for Candy Brown. She was contacted shortly after her post by a travel agency in Oklahoma that had been planning a 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Stalag Luft I trip to Barth, Germany. Brown knew this was her next step, and she took it without hesitation. Over the next few years Brown took several trips abroad. She decided to retrace every single step that her father had taken as a Ball Turret-Gunner and POW, literally. She ventured to England, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania and Germany. She set foot in each of the three camps in which her father was held prisoner so long ago. She rode in a B-17, just like the one her father and his crewmates jumped out of after being shot down by the Germans. She even sat in the Ball-Turret, just like John Kyler once did, without a parachute on because it wouldn’t fit in the small space along with a gunner. And since she decided that wasn’t enough, she parachuted out of a plane herself, just to make sure she had as close to the experiences her father had as she possibly could. Along her journey, Brown even met the pilot of her father’s plane. He, too, had never spoken of his service and capture, that is, until he met Candy Brown. Her experiences led her everywhere and introduced her to new friends and even acquaintances of her father from his captivity

as well as witnesses from the garden he landed in after bailing out of his B-17. Brown says of her travels, “It was like I prolonged my father’s life another six years after he died. I did everything he would have done during his service, and though I couldn’t experience it exactly like he did, if I could, I would.” You see, Brown wrote down every single thought, emotion and experience she had on her voyages in her own journal, a trait of hers that has obviously been passed on in bloodline. She went everywhere her father went, met people he met, spoke like he spoke and walked where he walked. She, in a way, became her father in writing his story. Much of the book, in fact, sounds as if it was written by John Kyler, himself, which is where I disagree with the idea that he never had the chance to tell his story. He’s had his chance, absolutely, and he has told his daughter in the only way he knew he could, through the strong connection between a father and his daughter, their shared love for writing, and without a spoken word. The book is appropriately entitled, What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father. It is available online at amazon. com and is an absolute ‘mustread.’ Both hardcover and soft cover versions are available. Brown currently resides in Kill Buck, New York with her husband, Brad.

Memorial Library Events • Crochet Your Own Ski Hat! – Wednesday October 13th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. This class is for children ages 11 – 17. Participants will get started on their hat and then will be able to take it home to continue working on their project. A second class will be scheduled several weeks later to answer questions and to finish the hat. All materials are provided free of charge. Register at the Library or call 699-2842. Class size is limited to the first 12 registrants. • Book Sale – Our annual fall book sale is open during normal business hours. It will run through October 16th. • Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The October 13th book is “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. • Yoga Class – Thursdays 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. and/or Mondays 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Hatha Yoga class for all levels every Thursday morning and Monday evening with Laura Solly. $10.00 per class. Choose one per week or come to both! Drop ins are • Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.

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There’s a new product on the market that is not only convenient; it’s environmentally friendly. The product is called “Spark” and is made by “Fire in a Box.” The owner’s name is Joe Caprino, and the company will be based in Cattaraugus County. the name reflects what you get: a complete fire. “You get your firewood, your kindling and your matches. You take a box home and you have the fire right there, without having to search for anything else. You’ve got it all. Problems posed by firewood containing invasive insects sparked a state regulation against transporting firewood more than fifty miles from its source. The regulation prohibits the import of firewood into New York unless it has been treated to kill pests. Caprino wants people like himself who come to Ellicottville to have an enjoyable weekend without going through the problems he experienced with untreated firewood. “The icing on the cake is that I’ll deliver the (Spark) wood directly to your Ellicottville house or condo.

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One of Ellicottville’s most well known local artists Shad Nowicki soon will be hitting the big leagues as one of his collections goes to LAX. His five-part paint series “Evolution of the Modern Age of America” shows how the United States has changed rover the past century. The series features five different animals surrounded and immersed in a different aspect of America’s development. The bunny with claws represents fortitude, the bird with the wind-up key represents aviation, the chimp with a scorpion’s tale shows the progression of corporations, the tortoise with a helicopter blade attached to it signifies innovation and the fifth piece is an elephant wearing heels, which embodies culture. The five paintings will be hung in LAX for millions of people to see. However, LAX is just the first stop for these paintings. After Los Angeles the paintings will continue on with their world tour and visit nine other countries. Interestingly enough, all of these paintings were created on about 12 to 15 pizza boxes that Nowicki put together. Building the canvas took between 24 and 30 hours to create and then each painting took between 40 and 45 hours of straight work. This is not the first time Nowicki has used out of the ordinary objects as a canvas; he’s used skateboards, VHS tapes and pretty much anything sturdy he can find. “Necessity is the Mother of invention,” Nowicki said. When low on money, he said he will use anything he can to paint.

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Growing up Nowicki was always a “paintbrush kid, not a crayon kid.” But for the past 14 years he has been painting professionally, turning out about 260 paintings per year. Nowicki has always been an independent artist until about six months ago when he received a call from an art gallery in Los Angeles. As a self-taught artist, Nowicki doesn’t like to work with just one medium or style all the time. “I’m known as the guy with a 1000 styles … I like to hop around a lot,” Nowicki said. He likes to make his paintings almost threedimensional, so that when the painting is hung and people are walking around the picture wraps around the sides and

is not just a flat surface that people look at. And if you have seen Nowicki’s work and thought perhaps it was a screen print or a photograph, you would be mistaken – it has all been hand painted. Nowicki describes art not as the monkey on his back but the monster on his back because he could not imagine doing anything else with his life. “Art is about people seeing it, it’s not all about money,” Nowicki said. “It’s about showing art in a different light.” Awe-struck that all this is actually happening, Nowicki will be shipping off his collection to LAX soon and hopes to relocate out-of-state depending on his success in LA.

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optimistic and patient, the changes you desire will come. When we try something new, we need to understand we are in a process of learning about ourselves and that takes time, patience, and understanding. As you experiment with small behavior changes, leading you toward a healthier and happier life, do not forget about your sense of purpose. To experience the full benefit of the life enhancement process you need to ensure you feel a connection to others, remain present, know what is important in your life, and have a clear understand of your personal values. When we are out of balance with our sense of purpose, we may begin to feel lonely, lack clarity about what is truly important, and think more about the past than the future. Along your life enhancement journey, I am going to ask you to PAUSE, frequently. We are creatures of habit and making small changes requires conscious awareness. When we pause before doing something, it allows us time to take a moment. A moment to consider if the choice we are about to make will enhance our life or hinder it. A moment to pause will allow you time to consider what is important. As you pause take a deep breath, and ask yourself, “Is this decision or choice part of my vision for a healthier and happier life”? Then ask yourself “Is there something else I can do instead”?

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OPINION-EDITIOIAL BY DOUG ARROWSMITH I spent a good portion of my childhood roaming the hills of Northwestern Pennsylvania with some very close family friends who owned a house in rural Potter County. I was there almost every weekend until they retired and moved there permanently in the eighties. They’ve both since passed. Anyway, my family and I took a trip there this summer to have a look around and I was shocked and saddened by how much the place had changed in the twenty years since I had last visited. The small farming town I knew and loved had vanished. Boarded up store fronts and empty streets. The farms lining the road to the house were also gone, replaced by either opulent weekend hunting homes or with nothing more than the crumbling ruins of the former family farms that once dotted the land. The hills and streams were still there but the spirit of the place seems to have vanished along with the farmers who once lived there. So much that seemed permanent was gone and it’s a familiar story. I was thinking about that trip this week while watching

the twenty-fifth Farm Aid concert. The annual concert and foundation was started by Willie Nelson to help the plight of the family farmer who has been a vanishing commodity/ treasure in America for quite some time. If, like me, your family has been here for several generations than it is likely that you or your relatives know what it feels like to work the land and have dirt under your nails. You may have also noticed that the farms that once dotted this country have all but vanished, replaced by the giant factory farms that now provide most of our food. What hasn’t been as noticeable, until recently, is that the food provided by those massive, polluted factories has been slowly killing us for years. I’m not so ignorant as to believe that we will someday return to some sort of utopian, agrarian paradise. Time marches on. There has always been a myth about America and where we get our food and the factory farm is nothing new. In the nineteenth century those food and cotton factories were known as plantations and they were worked over and tilled by slaves. During the early twentieth century, over farming completely destroyed the top soil of the Midwest creating the mythic dustbowl of the depression years and, more recently, the plight of migrant farm workers has become the hot button political issue of the day as millions of illegal immigrants work the fields that provide us with dinner. During all that time, however, local communities still had their share of small, family operations that worked dawn till dusk to provide for our families and theirs. The government didn’t ruin those

farms. Immigrants didn’t ruin those farms. We ruined those farms because we could no longer be bothered with them. We don’t care where our food comes from as long as it’s cheap and, at least, looks fresh. Then people started to die and we began to take a harder look at where that chicken or those tomatoes came from. Our enabling of the massive agriculture industry had allowed them to skirt the rules for years as they searched for cheaper ways to produce food while keeping their own pockets full. AGWAYS all over the country were boarded up as mass produced chemicals poisoned our vegetables and our food was grown next to giant slop ponds. A few years ago spinach, of all things, started poisoning people. Then it was the lettuce and eggs and beef and scallions. Every couple weeks there’s another massive food recall and not much is done about it because we cant be bothered. Luckily we live in an area where fresh food can still be found. Our local farmers markets and roadside stands still provide an outlet for the few family operations left to make a couple bucks while reminding us how much better fresh really is. Even our cities have opened up to the idea of the urban farmer. Good start. Much of the country, however, has never tasted the difference between a fresh tomato and one that has been shipped thousands of miles overland. Perhaps it’s time to stop blaming the illegal immigrants who simply want an honest days work. Maybe the massive conglomerates who destroyed the family farm should shoulder some of the blame before they kill us all.

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My name is Erica Walker. I am 35 years old. I have most recently been attending Erie Community College in hopes of attaining my Registered Nursing degree. I have about another year before I complete it. However, I’ve decided to take a break from it while attending to my most recent illness. I am trying to be brave and stay healthy enough until I can receive a kidney transplant. Doctors say I’m fairly young to be diagnosed with CKD. I have been receiving dialysis treatments for about a year now. I worked at Interstate Baking Company for 10 years prior to the plant closing a few years back. They made Wonder Bread and Hostess products right here in Buffalo, NY. My boyfriend, Jim, and I have recently purchased and moved into our first home. We’re very excited. Our plans are to marry and raise a family here in Cheektowaga. If you are blood type “A” and would like to be Erica’s living kidney donor, please call Jeanette Ostrom at 716-450-8958 or e-mail Erica at jmark1@roadrunner.com 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.

The Little Valley Lion’s Club would like to Thank “Mager Mountain Alpacas,” for sponsorig the rescue dogs that walked in the annual Lion’s 5K Run/Walk. The Dogs, Claude and Lance are owned by Kris Ellis, the Animal Science Instructor at Ellicottville Boces. This was the second year that she and the dogs Participated. Money raised in the walk by the dogs goes to “Canine Helpers for the

Handicapped,” which Lions support. Thanks also goes to other dog sponsors: Brady & Swenson; Bob Olzack; Lynda Quick, Esther Bly; and Edna Northrup, who sponsored the dog, “Ruby.” Thanks to all who participated. Pictured Above from Left to Right: Sue Mager holding a Baby Alpaca; Lion Myrna Edmonds; Kris Ellis, Animal Science Instructor at Ellicottville Boces; and two rescue dogs, Claude and Lance.

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Ski-Areas 2010 - 2011

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2,000 Sq. Ft. Home WestMont Ridge – a $22million project at the west end of HoliMont that will add $10 million in new amenities including a new 26,000 sq ft Day Lodge, an expanded parking area, a high-speed detachable quad chair at Sunset, the relocation of the Beginner Area, the relocation and expansion of the Terrain Parks and Half-Pipe, and exciting new improvements to the Main Chalet and HoliCenter. WestMont Ridge offers 93 breathtaking ski/in-ski/out residential lots, and 72 spectacular ski/in-ski/out condominiums. The project is funded from the sale of the residential lots and condominiums. Sale of the lots and condominiums will begin in late fall 2010.

2,580 feet in length, compared to the old lift at 2,000 feet, a 29 percent increase in length. Despite the lift being almost one third longer, the trip to the top will take half the time. To prepare for the new location of the bottom of the lift adjacent to the Eagle lift, modifications were made to the bottom of Cross Cut, Morning Star and Hoot Owl. New terrain was added to lower Cross Cut as it now redirects skiers to the left toward the new base of Morning Star. Day’s End and lower Fiddler’s Elbow were doubled in width to guide skiers to the new base tterminal. Lights will extend dfrom Explorer, down the dbottom of Falcon and the hbottom of Fiddler’s Elbow rto the base of Morning Star sfor night use. The lift line of .Morning Star will be lit, and enight skiing will be available ron Devil’s Glen Glades. nAdditional lights will be einstalled on the Morning Star eslope. y A new trail named Bear eCub has been cut on the south dside (skier’s right) of the eSnowPine lift. This beginner n/ intermediate trail is about l2500’ and it meanders through da very scenic and secluded ssection of Holiday Valley. It dterminates at the bottom of the oWall headwall, just before the sbridge. , New Gobbler’s Glade nstarts off of Woodpecker and sfinishes up at Fiddler’s Elbow. yThis challenging run is filled rwith trees with a remarkable dpitch and a northern exposure. t Six new beginner rails . a l s s e Get o e r s a d , e h n s e l t e s m e

from Northern Rails will be installed in the Beginner’s Park on the west side of Snoozer. More than 6,000 feet of new snowmaking lines were installed on Champagne, Independence, lower Morning Star, Cross Cut and Fiddler’s Elbow. The warming hut at the Tubing Park has been expanded by 30 percent. The new space will include a game room and more space to warm up between runs. The planning process is underway for reconstruction of the Main Clubhouse Chalet and relocation of the Holiday Valley access road. The new layout of the Main Lodge will incorporate the Tamarack Club and the existing Resort Services Center into a balanced and efficient design that will better serve summer and winter customers. The Holiday Valley access road will be moved north of the existing location, allowing unimpeded pedestrian access to the Main Lodge from the parking areas. HoliMont’s WestMont Ridge Groundbreaking this Saturday The Board of Directors of HoliMont will conduct the historic ground breaking of WestMont Ridge on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1 PM at the west end of the Club. Dignitaries from the Town of Mansfield, Village of Ellicottville, Town of Ellicottville, the HoliMont Board, Management and other honored guests will join HoliMont members and their families in putting a shovel in

the ground at this monumental ground breaking event. WestMont Ridge, (formerly the Canfield Project), has been in the planning stages since 2004 when past President, Sheldon Frank, asked several members to work on the Long Range Planning Committee. He challenged them to determine the most effective way to use the Club’s existing resources to improve HoliMont’s infrastructure for the future. The architectural firm of Weber Murphy Fox was hired to address the Committee’s goals of adding additional parking and eating space for members and guests, improve the beginner area, and increase the size and scope of the Terrain Park & Half Pipe. The result is WestMont Ridge – a $22million project at the west end of HoliMont that will add $10 million in new amenities including a new 26,000 sq ft Day Lodge, an expanded parking area, a high-speed detachable quad chair at Sunset, the relocation of the Beginner Area, the relocation and expansion of the Terrain Parks and Half-Pipe, and exciting new improvements to the Main Chalet and HoliCenter. WestMont Ridge offers 93 breathtaking ski/in-ski/ out residential lots, and 72 spectacular ski/in-ski/out condominiums. The project is funded from the sale of the residential lots and condominiums. Sale of the lots and condominiums will begin in late fall 2010.

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Ready for Ski Season NOW fiber is commonly referred to as “roughage”. It cannot dissolve in water. Its job is to push stool bulk through the digestive system so that the body remains “regular” in properly eliminating its waste and toxins. To many of us, soluble fiber is not as familiar. Like insoluble fiber, it, too, has a very important purpose in our daily food regime. Soluble fiber works in conjunction with the Glycemic Index levels of our food intake. It can affect the rate of release of glucose and, thereby, can assist in assuring that insulin levels remain low. (“The Glycemic Index” measures the rate at which glucosefrom our food- appears in the bloodstream over a length of time after eating. If we get a rush of glucose into the blood, then our insulin level spikes.) With slower digestion, our bodies are also able to extract greater amounts of vitamins and minerals from our food. Without fiber, there would be very little time given for absorption and vitamins and minerals would simply be flushed through our systems. As well, fiber joins with cholesterol in our bodies in order to eliminate any excess

cholesterol and bile. Without this action, cholesterol and excess bile would be sent back to the liver, forcing our liver to overwork. Which foods are good sources of beneficial fiber? Sources include foods such as flax seeds, hemp seeds, barley, and oats- which can be used in our everyday foods such as muffins, pancakes, cereals, and toppings. Other examples of foods high in soluble fiber are peas, beans, lentils, squash and many fruits and vegetables. (Look for foods that require a good deal of chewing and provide a sense of fullness after consuming only a small amount.) So during this time of harvest, don’t pass on the turnip, pumpkin, apples and squash at your dinner table! Through a variety of vegetable and fruit choices, you’ll be supplying your body with the necessary fiber it needs to function properly. Katherine Preston is a Registered Personal Trainer and a Registered Nutrition Specialist through CanadianFitness- Professionals and Canadian Aqua-Fitness Leaders Alliance. Contact: absfit@cogeco.ca.

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Formation of DOM’S BUTCHER BLOCK, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on August 12, 2010. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Principal office of LLC: 38 Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York 14731. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC at its principal office. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF FILING OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF MAGNOLIA WHOLESALE, LLC. Name: Magnolia Wholesale, LLC (the “LLC”). Date Filed: August 19, 2010. County of Office: Cattaraugus. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed and the street address of the principal business location is c/o the LLC, 35 South Avenue, Salamanca, New York 14779. Purpose: Any lawful business not statutorily prohibited. Notice of Formation of COUNTYLINE COURT, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/10/2010. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Paul & Michelle King, 3707 Roszyk Hill Rd., Machias, NY 14101. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of DON’S TAVERN OF OLEAN, Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 09/15/2010. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 516 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of SCHWAB AGGREGRATES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/28/10. Office Location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 10090 Pigeon Hill Road, Delevan, NY 14042. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLC’s may be formed under the New York LLC Law.

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Ellicottville, SunUp Holiday Park, Mobile Home For Sale: A super short walk to town from this 3-BR unit with 2 bathrooms, laundry, all appliances, furnished, large deck. Affordable & hugely convenient. $69,000. Sandra or Will, 716-699-6910 or 905-737-2021 or e-mail daga26@gmail.com For Sale: Double-Type Wide Trailer, newly updated. 4.4 Acres, 1 Mile from Downtown East Otto. Asking $43,500. Call 716-945-0421 for more information. Land For Sale: 22 Acres, 8 Minutes from Holiday Valley. Call 716-648-1366. Ski Chalet for sale in Great Valley, NY. 2800 Sq Ft home with 2 Fully Serviced Lots in Bonn Way Sub Division. Visit online at www.bonnwayforsale.com. Walk to village! 4BR, 2BA renovated home for sale on quiet street. New hot tub, newer kitchen appliances, fully furnished. Move right in! $199,500. Call 216-470-6987.

Open House Saturday 2-4pm. Walk to village! 4 BR, 2 BA renovated home on quiet street. New hot tub, kitchen appliances, fully furnished. $199,500. 3 Mechanic Street. Call 216-470-6987. For Sale By Owner. 4 Furnished Apt. Building. Great Income Opportunity. Close to town and resorts. Each apt. has 2 bedrooms plus laundry room. Call 716-649-6922. Land For Sale: 3.02 acres, road frontage on both sides, electric on both sides. Minutes from HoliMont. 716-378-5272.

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For Sale: Sunlighten Infrared Sauna, cedar corner unit, seats 5, cd sound system, like new. $3000 Notice of Formation of SCHWAB AGGREGRATES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed or Best Offer! Call 716-699-2801. with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/28/10. Office Location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY A.K.C. Golden Retriever puppies, light and dark, spoiled by kids. Call 938-6948 and visit shall mail copy of process to: 10090 Pigeon Hill Road, Delevan, NY 14042. Purpose: to www.schappgoldenretrievers.mysite.com. $500.00 engage in any and all business for which LLC’s may be formed under the New York LLC Law. German short hair pointer puppies. A.K.C. 4 weeks old, champion lines, great hunting Notice of Filing of Articles of Organization of LANDY’S, L.L.C. Articles of Organization dogs. Call 716-938-6948 and visit www.schappgoldenretrievers.mysite.com. $600.00 of LANDY’S, L.L.C. were filed with the New York State Office of the Secretary of State on 09/15/2010. Office Location: Cattaraugus County. The principal business location is located For Sale: Queen-size solid cherry sleigh bed. Panasonic Cabile/Sat-ready color TVs (27 in at 9002 NYS Route 16, Machias, NY 14101. The New York Secretary of State is designated & 14 in) w/remotes. TV wall-bracket. Upholstered side chair (brown/red). Sundry items (e.g. as agent of the L.L.C. upon whome process against it may be served. The New York Secretary lamps, mirrors, etc). 716-984-7819 of State shall mail process to the L.L.C. at the address of its principal office. Purpose: Any Completely refurbished Splendid Oak Parlor Stove model #29. Dimensions: 24” Wide, 28” Deep lawful act or activity. and 60” High, New Isinglass, Polished & Nickel Plated - pictures on the board at Tops - 716-627-2772

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Prelimnary Budget for the Town of Mansfield fiscal year beginning January 1, 2011 has been completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk where it is available for inspection by any interested persons at all reasonable hours. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of said Town of Mansfield will meet and review said Preliminary Budget and hold a Public Hearing thereon at the Mansfield Town Hall in Eddyville, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley at 7:00 pm on the 18th day of October 2010 and at such hearing any person may be heard in favor of or against the Preliminary Budget as completed, for or against any item, items thereon, contained Pursuant to Section 113 of the Town Law. The following are the proposed yearly salaries of the Town Officials: Councilpersons (4) $9,400, Town Supervisor $16,500, Budget Officer $1,500, Town Justice $9,500, Justice Clerk $3,000, Clerk Collector $16,000, Registrar of Vital Statistics $400, Dog Control Officer $2,300, Highway Superintendant $42,500, Code Enforcement Officer $6, 250, Planning Board Members $25 Each Meeting Attended. Total Assessed Value $114,508,929, Total Exemptions $4,787,073, Assessed minus Exemptions (Town Taxable) $109,721,856, Assessed Value for Fire Tax is $112,224,829. By Order of the Town Board, Dated October 4, 2010. Betty Jane Horning, Town Clerk.

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Looking for Crafters/Vendors for the 2010 Holiday Bazaar at The United Church of Ellicottville, Ellicottville, NY for Saturday, December 4th, times TBD. Please leave a message at (716) 699-4003. One table per vendor please $25 for 8’ table. No baked goods, please, the church provides a bake sale as part of the fundraiser. Players Wanted. Badminton Players Wanted: Join our group from 2-3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the 1887 Building. Free play, call Jack or Linda to sign up (716) 699-6657. No experience necessary.

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1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent - Olean, NY. Clean, quality and well maintained. Furnished or unfurnished. Utilities included. No Pets. Email oleanrentals@yahoo.com or 716-372-3169. Seasonal Rental - 3 Br - 2 sets of bunks in 1 Br - sleeps 10. All Appliances. Beautiful views from 3 decks. On 2.6 acres. Right across from where Holimont’s new Main Chalet will be. $8,500 + utils. 1-416-226-0735. Room for rent: large house 4miles out of town, use of laundry, kitchen etc . $400 inclusive Please call 716.704.6355”

FOR RENT: 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apt, full kitchen, 2 parking spaces, newly renovated, new carpet, paint $599 monthly / $2,300 for ski season. Please call 216-401-7060 or email: House for rent in the Ellicottville area for the 2010 & 2011 winter ski season. For hatcherhoge@gmail.com. a clean, responsible family of four. Please contact Bill @ 716-440-7708 or email to bill@ FOR RENT: 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apt, full kitchen, 1 parking space, newly renovated, buffaloshrinkwrap.com new carpet, paint $499 monthly / $1,900 for ski season. Please call 216-401-7060 or email: hatcherhoge@gmail.com. PUBLIC NOTICE: NEW WEBSITE FOR TOWN & VILLAGE

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★ ★ Sudoku Challenge ★ ★ This Week’s Difficulty Level:

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square within the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 9-box square. Working with the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Good luck!

Last Week’s Puzzle: 9 8 5 3 1 6 4 7 2

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Seasonal Rental: Cozy, new, one bedroom studio apartment. On quiet street. Walk to village. Includes parking, cable TV, full kitchen, queen bed, pull-out couch. Available December / April TBA. $2900 plus utilities. No smoking/pets. Call 699 4999 or 416 234 0414 (leave message). Condo in Boca Raton, FL For Rent: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, non-smoker, fully-furnished. Pool, unlimited golf and electric included. $1300/mo - 3 Month Minimum. Please call 716699-2072. Seasonal Rental: Newly furnished 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, loft style apt. Includes utilities. 5 Miles from village and slopes! No smoking or pets. $2000/month, 4 month minimum Please call: 814-558-1745 Ski Season Rental. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apt. 1 Block from downtown. $5,000.00 Including Utilities. Call 716-699-2734.

1, 2 &3 Bedroom Rentals, Seasonal and Yearly Available. Please Call 814-688-1592. Seasonal Rental: Studio Condo at Wildflower. Sleeps 4. Fireplace, patio, cable, full kitchen. Free shuttle to Holiday Valley. December-April, $3500 plus Utilities. Call 945-2283. House for rent for Ski Season. Call 716-307-3077. For Rent: 2 Bedrrom Furnished or Unfurnished Apartments. Call 716-649-6922

Thanksgiving in Fort Lauderdale! 2 BR 2 Bath deluxe condo- oceanview and located right on Pompano Beach, Available November 20-27 $1,500.00. Call 716-699-8101, Leave a Message. SnowPine Condo: 2-BR completely furnished Washer/Dryer, private deck. Sleeps six. Available November 1st until December 15th. $695/month including utilities and taxes. Call 814-873-3312 or visit www.bobrentals.com for more information.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

Classified Ads: Sell, rent, hire, offer your services, etc. through The Villager’s Classifieds Page. Call 716-699-2058 for Ad Rates, Placement and Billing Questions!

Furniture Repaired, Refinished Or Replicated: Machine Caning replaced. Custom Furniture Built To Your Desire. New! Home Theater Cabinets or Shelves Designed & Built. FIVE POINTS, 716938-6315, fivepnts@localnet.com, Visit fivepnts.com for Photos. Interior Finishing By Tom Clauss: Painting, plastering, remodeling, repairs, restoration work, electrical, plumbing & more. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SPECIAL: DISCOUNTED PRICES! Free estimates. Call today! 716-949-9155. 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: “Tame That Mane!” Gentlemen’s Preferred Grooming. 1 Washington Street, Ellicottville (rear of 1887 Building), 716-572-3321. Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri 8:30am5:30pm, Wed 11:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm, closed Sun/Tues.

Got Door Dings? Small dents in your car? Paintless dent removal available in Ellicottville. Twenty years experience. Most repairs performed in less than an hour. Pete 716-664-1072. ellicottvilledentrepair.com.

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Pumpkinville Open Daily Through October 31 Great Valley Family Attraction Offers Fun Foods, Games, Farm Animals, Hay Rides, Pony Rides & More

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FITZPATRICK & WELLER hardwood lumber and wood components

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THE 2010 KIA FORTE SEDAN $139/Month Lease

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