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Holiday Valley Plans to Relocate Road Town Planing Board Discusses Proposal to Move BY DEAN WHITCOMB

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 Friday, Nov. 19th, 7-11pm PATTI PARKS BAND Saturday, Nov. 20th, 5-9pm THE ALL STARS Every Monday, 8pm DART NIGHT

26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990 Friday, Nov. 19th, 9:30pm THE ANNUAL BLACK PARTY Saturday, Nov. 20th, 9:30pm KEN HARDLEY AND THE HENWAYS Every Monday, 10pm MONDO MONDAYS With Rev. Jack Darvaset

The Town Planning Board meeting for the month of November was called to order this Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm. After a brief discussion on scheduling the December meeting for December 20th at 6:00 pm, the committee moved on to the first and only item of business. Representatives from Holiday Valley were present in order to showcase an expansion project for the resort that will take place over the next few years. The project was said by one of the representatives to be an “evolving” project as it has been in the works since before construction of Tamarack Club. The project is still subject to final approval, but involves one major Holiday Valley representatives were on hand at the Town Planning Board meeting on Monday, November 15 to change in layout and traffic flow discuss an expansion project for the resort that will take place over the next few years. The project was said by for Holiday Valley, the relocation one of the representatives to be an “evolving” project as it has been in the works since before the construction SEE ROAD PAGE 10

Movie Screening: Wintervention

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 Every Thursday, 7-11pm BRIAN & FREDDIE DUO Saturday, Nov. 19th, 9pm JOHN MAHONEY BAND

of Tamarack Club. The project is still subject to final approval, but involves one major change in layout and traffic flow for Holiday Valley, the relocation of Holiday Valley Road. The current plan suggests moving the road to the far side of the current first-tier of parking space across from the resort.

Warren Miller’s Newest Invention Comes to Local Theatres this Month, Giving Audiences a Global Tour on Skis

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Warren Miller’s Wintervention is the definitive solution for the snow-obsessed. Wintervention takes riders like Chris Davenport, Jonny Moseley and Lindsey Vonn on a global tour of Alaska, Norway, Canada, Antarctica and beyond… delivering a successful Wintervention for all of us in need,” according to Warren Miller Entertainment. As part of a local tour, on Nov. 26, Wintervention will be showing at the Reg Lenna Civic Center in Jamestown, N.Y. at 6:15 p.m. Then, on Thursday, Dec. 2, as part of the Warren Miller Entertainment’s national tour, “Wintervention” will be shown at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y. at 7:30 p.m.

BY MEGAN O’DONNELL ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

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Addicted to snow? Always fiending for that alluring white powder? Well, you’re not the only one. Some crazy skiers and snow boarders do almost anything to get the high that only snow provides. Within the next two weeks, you will have the chance to see one of two showings of “Wintervention,” a film

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by Warren Miller Entertainment. “Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley, Warren Miller’s Wintervention is the definitive solution for the snow-obsessed. Wintervention takes riders like Chris Davenport, Jonny Moseley and Lindsey Vonn on a global tour of Alaska, Norway, Canada, Antarctica and beyond… delivering a successful Wintervention for all of us in need,” according to Warren Miller Entertainment.

Wintervention will tease you with drops and slopes you’ve been yearning for since the close of ski season, but don’t worry, as Wintervention reminds you, it’s just around the corner. “Wintervention features acute cases of classic snow-addiction from across the globe, showing us that our addictions to snow-covered hills and the experiences we have there are actually good for us—in moderation,” Warren Miller Entertainment said.

Business: Bruce Candles of Ellicottville ... Page 7

By Eric Hund, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford A local business will have their products featured during a broadcast Midnight Mass in New York City.

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An Opportunity for the Community to Get Together in the Spirit of the Holidays, Dec 3

Friday, Dec. 3, is an opportunity for the community to come together in the spirit of the holiday season for the sixth annual celebration of an Irish Christmas at the Gin Mill. Gathering for the celebration will begin around 5 p.m., the auction will begin at 7 p.m., and live Christmas caroling will follow, said Bob McCarthy, the event’s creator and host. Everyone in the community is invited to the celebration of Irish Christmas. Those who attend are asked to bring a Christmas gift, wrapped or unwrapped,

By John Thomas It’s not a stretch to say that making and enjoying wine is in Dominic Spicola’s blood. Ever since he was a young boy his family has been crushing, fermenting, and bottling their own wine since arriving here from the old country. After many months of preparation... they are ready to celebrate the grand opening of Winery of Ellicottville November 20th and 21st.

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Irish Christmas Event BY MEAGHAN O’ROURKE ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

Business: Winery of Ellicottville Grand Opening.. Page 7

Wintervention is Warren Miller’s 61st film, and his most recent one at that. As part of a local tour, on Nov. 26, Wintervention will be showing at the Reg Lenna Civic Center in Jamestown, N.Y. at 6:15 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30. The Civic Center is home to one of the biggest screens in the Southern Tier, said Nathan Arnone, facilities committee chairman and Reg Lenna

for a child. Wrapped gifts should be labeled with the appropriate gender and age, McCarthy said. The gifts will be donated to Family Support for Ellicottville. Family Support will then distribute the gifts to those who need them. McCarthy said the core idea behind Irish Christmas comes from the “hamper raffles” they have in Ireland. “Prior to Christmas…all the folks put together a basket,” said McCarthy, who visits Ireland frequently. The raffle basket may contain whiskey, foods and unique, handcrafted items. SEE IRISH PAGE 11

ECS New Music Program Lessons Become “Smart” with New Computerized Tool BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO WPIG, 95.7 FM It’s called “Smart Music.” And no, you don’t have to be a Mozart, Beethoven, or a studio wizard like Todd Rundgren to use it. The “Smart” is aimed at school students set on learning to play an instrument or to make better use of

that ultimate instrument, the human voice. Ellicottville Central School is one of the schools embracing this helpful technology. “Smart Music” is a computer program which allows students to hear and see the music they’re playing on a screen. No longer do the kids have to rely on sheet music alone to play

their instruments. This is the first year Ellicottville students are using the program, although it’s been used elsewhere in places like Buffalo and Franklinville. The “Smart Music” learning software can be used in band and chorus. At SEE MUSIC PAGE 11

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Publisher’s Word “Is Mother Nature on Break? I’ll Take this Time to Go Shopping!” Dreary November… Rain, grey skies, blustery, cold and usually quite wet. This is what we normally have to endure every year while we patiently wait for the white gold. Ol’ Mom Nature did a fine job with summer and we had a beautiful Fall season, but this month can be a little depressing, can’t it? One must keep busy to lessen the effects of our downward spiral of temperatures. And this is just what our retail community is doing! Along with every other village resident, our merchants are anticipating the busiest season of all – wintertime in Ellicottville. There’s a particular excitement around here which only occurs when frosty temperatures prevail, and our population grows along with the building enthusiasm. Of course, our

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Greg

local trade depends on this and the ever hard-working business owners are busy stocking up accordingly. I’m going to use the next couple of weeks to visit my favorite village ski shops and update my outerwear. Ski wear follows the age-old fashion adage – “Last Year Is SO Out”… A new coat, pants, gloves and the perfect hat are definitely in order. Oh, and goggles, too. Then there’s the accessories to tie everything together. I may not be able to ski like Trey Claus, but I’ll look better than him by the fireplace in the lodge, by golly! So, dear readers, do whatever you have to do to make sure you’re prepared for our coldest season. But take my advice – do it with style! Until next week… JZ

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Note from the Mayor’s Desk “Thank You” for Community Effort Making LED Lights Possible

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I would like to thank the many donators for the combined effort to raise over $5,000.00 for the new LED Christmas lights that are now being put up throughout the Village. Special thanks to MJ Brown for taking leadership in this project to giving Ellicottville further effort to going green. Thank you all, Mayor Charles Coolidge

Letter from United Church

“Thank You” for Community Effort Making LED Lights Possible

The United Church, would like to heartily thank Bob McCarthy for hosting his food drive at the Gin Mill again this year. Also, a special thanks to Cub Scout Pack #652 for filling their truck that sat in the parking lot at TOPS on Saturday, 13 November. Thanks to these special people the shelves of our community food pantry located at the church are again filled. In these difficult times we can feel proud as a community to know that there is a place to go for food if you are hungry. Your efforts at food collection were a wonderful action in helping our hungry neighbors. Thank you to all. Sincerely, Rev. Deborah A. Packard

ECS Wins Regional Title Girls Soccer Team Advances to NYS Final Four this Friday

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The Ellicottville Girls Soccer team won the Regional title Friday night by beating Whitesville with a score of 2-1. Goals were scored by Katie Andera and Allissa Spaulding. The team advances to the NYS final four on Friday November 19 in Homer, NY and then if they win they would play Saturday November 20.

Mildred L. “Millie” Forrest March 27, 1926 - November 14, 2010 ELLICOTTVILLE, NY – Mildred L. “Millie” Forrest, 84, of Route 219 passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010 in Ellicottville, NY. She was born March 27, 1926 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Paige) Lindy. Miss Forrest was a 1944 graduate of South Park High School and was a US Navy Veteran having served from 1950-1954. She had been employed with the Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Little Valley and then at BOCES in Little Valley then Olean retiring in 1985. She then went on to have a long career at Holiday Valley Resort. She owned and operated the Soap Opera Coin Laundry in Ellicottville since 1991. She was a member of the Ellicottville American Legion

Post #659 and the Order of the Eastern Star Odasagih Chapter, and the Ladies Aux. of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicottville, NY. She is survived by 2 sons, Kevin Forrest of Ellicottville, NY and Norman (Nancy) Forrest of Ellicottville, NY and grandchildren Dr. Erin Johnson, Jess Smith and Jennel (Jeremy Heferle) Smith and 3 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister-in-law Irene Lindy of West Seneca, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother William Lindy. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 20, 2010 at 10:30 am from St. Jon’s Episcopal Church in Ellicottville.

Burial with Full military honors will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorials be made to the Wounded Warriors or please donate your used cell phone to a veteran’s organization.

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ECS Fall Sports Banquet Fall Banquet this Monday, November 22, 2010 at 5:30PM

Fall Sports – Boys & Girls Varsity, Junior Varsity, & Modified Soccer, Girls Varsity & Junior Varsity Volleyball, Cheerleaders, Varsity & JV Football, Swimmers. p The Fall Banquet is scheduled for November 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm., in the High School Cafeteria. The Board of Education, Administration, Coaches and Community members are exceptionally proudt of the dedication, character and sportsmanship that our student-athletes show at all our competitions. Congratulations to all ECS teams!! j

MTV Celeb Speaks At SHS Jeff Yalden To Bring Motivational Message This Tuesday, Nov 23

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On November 23, 2010, Salamanca Senior High School has invited MTV Celebrity and p internationally renowned youth motivational speaker, Jeff Yalden, to speak and we would like to request your presence to cover this extraordinary event that promises to be a defining moment for our youth. This will be Jeff’s fourth (4th) visit to Salamanca. A solid motivator and educator, Jeff Yalden is a role model for youth with which he is comfortable. Yalden has spent the last fifteen years touring the world, coaching and delivering his highly motivational speech to youth, educators and parents to make better life and family choices and to find a purpose bigger than themselves in their journey. He has saved lives and impacted youth to live a life of purpose and integrity. Jeff Yalden is from Sagamore Beach, MA and has spoken to more than 4,500 youth audiences in all 50 states and representing over 48 different countries. His timely message about life and purpose is delivered with humor and hard-hitting honesty to high school and middle school-aged students around the world, as well as parents and communities too. His show, MTV MADE was the longest running program, airing over 6 seasons and seen by over 70 million youth. This will be his 4th visit to Salamanca.

A’ Capella Benefit Concert Seneca Jenction to Perform Next Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran

The Seneca Junction Chorus is bringing their unique a cappella sound to Ellicottville. On Saturday, November 27th, the barbershop-style men’s group will perform an evening of holiday favorites at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church beginning at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available for $5 at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, with all proceeds shared by the library and church. Come on out for what’s sure to be an extraordinary evening of holiday harmony. For more information, call 716-699-2842.

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The Rotary Club of Ellicottville and Holiday Valley are proud to present Little Flock Music Artist Peter Mayer’s Stars & Promises, “The Story of Christmas 2010”. Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Peter Mayer has been quietly and steadily building a fervent following across the country, stepping outside his role as one of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefers to front his own band, The Peter Mayer Group. Melding a unique and eclectic writing style, a distinctive voice, and virtuoso musicianship, Peter and his band create compelling and accessible music that is electrifying in live performance (www.petermayer.com). He will perform with his band Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30pm at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge. For tickets call (716) 244-3240.

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As we approach the crazy Christmas shopping season are you tired of the continued promotion of gifts that are not made here in the U.S.; that use up our precious resources and are just making the richest few, richer? How about some local sustainable earth-friendly goods and services? On November 20th and 21st from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m. you can come to the Super Localmart - located at 4484 Humphrey Road, Great Valley, N.Y. 14741 – and buy all kinds of things, made right here by your neighbors.

Every item fits into one of the Super Localmart categories of : biodegradable, recycled/ reused or tools for sustainable living. There are beeswax and soy candles, soaps, ointments, lotion bars, traditional black ash baskets, quilts, books, bags, wooden bowls and much more. All weekend there will be demonstrations by some of the local crafters, a silent auction, raffles, music and lots of fun. At 6p.m. on Sunday the fair culminates with the monthly Tickletown full moon potluck - a sharing of food and good

conversation. Everyone is welcome, just bring a dish to pass and, in keeping with the season, some gratitude. The Super Localmart is run by Tickletown Trust & Trade, a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to save the life and beauty of planet earth by studying, showing and teaching a positive sustainable way of life. If you make something or provide a service that fits our criteria and would like to set up at the Super Localmart contact us at : 716 945 5460 or tickletown@ gmail.com.

Parade Application Deadline Register for Santa Claus Lane Event in Olean by this Tuesday, Nov. 23 OLEAN -- Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing to take float applications for the Santa Claus Lane Parade. The Santa Claus Lane Parade is always the highlight of the holiday season, and will be held on Friday, November 26, in downtown Olean, beginning at 7 PM. The Santa Claus Lane Parade would like to invite area municipalities and organizations to create a float, send in a musical unit, or display historical/ public vehicles in the parade. Applications for this year’s parade may be obtained by going on-line to the Chamber’s website: www.oleanny.com or by calling the Chamber office. Parade trophies will be presented in seven categories

and GOACC is challenging marching bands to enter and compete for cash prizes. The parade rules and guidelines include: floats may be no taller than 13 feet and they MAY NOT contain a Santa or Mrs. Claus; any children on the float must not be unattended. Adults must accompany small children if walking; if you would like to hand out candy/coupons, please have volunteers walk along the sidewalk and hand out; and if you have animals (dogs and horses are allowed) in the parade, you must provide scoopers to clean up droppings. A SAFETY COMMITTEE will review all floats before they enter the parade route. Although there is no official deadline

for parade applications, GOACC urges all participants to get the information into the Chamber as soon as possible. All parade participants must have a waiver signed and Chamber officials ask that all waivers be handed in by November 23, to the offices at 120 North Union Street. GOACC is also encouraging organizations to participate in these other Thanksgiving week events: Thursday, November 25 -- Twin Tiers Striders Turkey Trot; and Saturday, November 27 -- Portville and Allegany Holiday Celebrations. For more information regarding Santa Claus Lane or other Greater Olean Area events and activities, call 716-372-4433 or email santa@oleanny.com.

Memorial Library Events Weekly Activities held at 6400 Maples Road, Ellicottville, NY

Mondo Mondays w/Rev. Jack Darvaset Ken Hardley and The Henways Saturday, Nov. 20th, 9:30 pm: 26 Monroe Street, E’ville Phone: 699-8990 “The Best PULLED PORK In Town!

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Seneca Junction Chorus – Saturday, November 27th at 7 pm. The Seneca Junction Chorus (SJC) is a men’s a cappella singing group. The SJC sings primarily “barbershop style” songs, but they have a wide repertoire that includes religious, patriotic, Broadway, and contemporary music. This event will feature holiday songs and will be held at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville and is a fundraising event fro the Library. Pre-sale tickets are $5.00 each. Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The December 15th books are “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch and “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg. 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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R&B at Center for Arts Springville Hosts Concert Next Friday, November 26

y The first in a series of presentations by Ujima Theater .at Springville Center for the Arts, dthis concert by Zoe Viola Scruggs .and Rodney Appleby will include jazz, blues and modern covers and originals. A rising star, Scruggs has performed on numerous stages including productions at the Ujima Theatre such as “Green Pastures”, “And Bid Him Sing”, and “Ruined”. Last year she participated in the NAACP ACT-SO Competition in

New York. Appleby is a veteran international performer and serves as the musical director of Ujima. He has played withAlbert Collins, Chuck Berry, Martha Reeves Motown, Eddie Kendrick from the Temptations and Anthracite. He currently performs with Deep Purple’s Ian Gillian. He was previously jazz instructor at Buffalo State College. He has won numerous awards and is

a 1995 inductee into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Ujima has been presenting theater in Buffalo for more than 30 years. This is the first of a series of collaborations between Springville Center for the Arts and Ujima. An evening of African dance and drumming is scheduled for January followed by a staged reason of The Exonerated. Tickets are $10 and maybepurchasedinadvance.Call 592-9038 for more information.

AARP Christmas Luncheon Salamanca Meeting December 1; Reserve Spot by November 25 SALAMANCA - Salamanca AARP will be meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12:00 noon at the Holy Cross Club, 35 Clinton St., Salamanca. Lenny Ligouri and Howard Cornwall spoke about Directions In Independent Living, Inc. located in Olean, New York, at the November 3rd meeting. Directions In Independent Living’s mission is “to create limitless

opportunities for all people with disabilities.” The programs and services include, but are not limited to accessibility for homes and workplaces, education and awareness, advocacy, support groups, and benefits advisement. The Christmas Luncheon will begin at 12 noon, and will be a delicious turkey buffet with all the trimmings. The meal will be catered by Sue Williams, and Sally Marsh

will entertain. Members are requested to bring a non-perishable item for the Salamanca Food Pantry. Reservations and payment are required by November 25th, call Sally Patchen at (716) 945-2304 to make arrangements. For more information about the AARP meetings, call Virginia Banner at (716) 9386569.

Marketing Seminar Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Class December 2 Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce will host an inbound marketing basics seminar Thursday, December 2nd, 9 - 11 AM at the JCC Olean campus. The seminar will focus on the following key concepts: • Small businesses have the advantage online; • Small business marketing does not have to be an ongoing, expensive process; • Your small business’

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online. You will also learn how to engage in social media and about the role your website can be in ALL marketing elements Chamber member, Protocol80 will lead the seminar. The seminar will be located in the Magnano Room inside the CUTCO Theater building on campus. The seminar registration fee is $10. You can register by calling the Chamber office at 372-4433.

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s You are cordially invited to the & 2010 Ellicottville Chamber of n Commerce Christmas Party e Thursday, December 2 at 6pm t at the Tannenbaum Lodge at g Holiday Valley. Tickets are e $45 for members and guests u and $50 for nonmembers e and can be purchased by call a 699-5046. The ticketed price e includes 1-hour open bar. Providing live entertainment this is Patti Parks and her new band to get you dancing and keep you dancing. The Patti Parks Band is one of the WNY regions most versatile and experienced groups, comprised of musicians who

know how to keep a crowd jumping all night long. The first thing you’ll notice about the Patti Parks Band is how much they seem to enjoy playing with each other. Their mutual respect and camaraderie is obvious. “These guys feed off of each other musically, it’s quite something when they get rolling” says Patti of her seven-piece ensemble, “They are always watching and cheering each other on, it’s really great”. Menu items include: Cocktail hour featuring a 1-hour House Brand Open Bar and Buttered

Hors’dourves. The Entrée is Roast Breast of Turkey with Fresh Sage Mayonnaise and Whole Mustard Glazed Corned Brisket of Beef with Miniature Rolls, Cocktail Rye and Pumpernickel accompanies by Bowtie pasta which s pan sautéed with your choice of two sauces. There will be a mashed potato martini bar featuring mashed russet and sweet potatoes served in mini martini glasses with assorted toppings. You will have your choice of Caesar, Greek, Thai Bibb or Southwest Slaw for a salad and dessert is a Banana Foster Flambé.

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the Center for Family Unity. The mission of Community Bank, N.A. is to be valued by customers, employees, shareholders, and regulators as a well-managed, profitable, independent bank committed to providing friendly, personalized, high-quality financial services and products to the communities in which they operate. The Rotary Club of Salamanca will be having its annual Poinsettia Sale beginning November 19. Anyone interested in purchasing a Poinsettia

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Local Students Take Honors Bradford Area and Port Allegany High Schools Win Math Competition BRADFORD, Pa. – Students from Bradford Area and Port Allegany High Schools took top honors at the 9th Annual College Mathematics Competition held Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The competition is organized each year by the mathematics departments of Pitt-Bradford and the Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College Cattaraugus Campus. Forty-nine students coming from five different high schools

competed by taking a two-hour math examination. According to their size, the schools were divided into two different divisions. Patrick Hoover of Youngsville High School was the overall individual winner, earning a $1,500 scholarship to PittBradford. Hoover was also the first-place winner in the small-school division. Elliot Binder of Port Allegany came in second in the small-school division.

Dan Tingley of BAHS took first place in the large-school division and also earned a $1,500 scholarship to PittBradford. Coming in second in the large-school division was Andrew Kloss of BAHS. Scholastic winners for the large-school division were BAHS, first, and Warren Area High School, second. In the small-school division, Port Allegany finished first, while Youngsville took second.

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Representatives from the Challenger Center in Paramus, N.J. were on hand to provide training for the new “Mission to Mars,� which will be offered in January. The two day training session culminated in a test run of the mission for area business leaders and supporters of the center.

team building exercises as well. The general public can also take part in the comet mission on designated public mission days, which will be announced on www.twintierclc.com. “Comet Halley is a very good overall mission,� Moser said. “We are pleased that we can now

offer both the Comet Halley and Mars missions as a part of our program.� Teacher training for the new Mars mission will take place in December. For more information about the Challenger Center, visit www.twintierclc.com, or call (716) 379-8686.

Pitt Receives $350k Gift George Duke Donates Towards Campus Pipe Organ in New Chapel BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has received a $350,000 gift from George Duke in honor of his mother, Sarah B. Dorn, for a 17-rank pipe organ in the campus’s new chapel. “The exquisite Schantz organ was the missing element in an otherwise perfectly designed and beautifully built chapel,� said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford. “We’re deeply grateful to Mr. Duke for enabling us to acquire the instrument and name it in honor of Mrs. Sarah Dorn.� Flue voicers Stephen Leslie and Jeffrey Herr of Schantz Organ Co. spent several weeks on campus doing the final voicing and tuning for the instrument, which was installed late last month. Each of the organ’s 1,020 pipes is an individual instrument that must be voiced and tuned on site. The pipes can produce notes from 32 cycles per second to 16,000 cycles per second, a range of eight octaves, essentially allowing one person to reproduce an orchestra. Different ranks of pipes are created differently to simulate the reeds, flutes and brass. Just as the members of an orchestra tune their instruments to one note prior to playing, Leslie and Herr use a strobe to tune one pipe to make sure that its pitch is at the industry standard of A = 440 cycles per second. They then tune the rest of the pipes in relation to the

first one – entirely by ear. Leslie sat at the console, which is crafted in a beautiful black cherry wood cabinet while Herr climbed a ladder into one of the two large cases (also crafted in cherry) that house the pipes and ornament the front of the chapel sanctuary. Herr worked in a pipe chamber about the size of a closet surrounded by pipes as small as pencils and as large as small tree trunks. The majority of the pipes are made of a tinlead alloy, and some are made of select poplar and wood to produce different tones. Although some of the pipes are visible in the façade of the cases, far more are contained inside. Leslie played and listened nearly constantly while Herr pulled pipes and worked on them. They exchanged conversation over the organ playing like two parts of one mind. Leslie played a note while Herr adjusted the pipe, producing sounds ranging from a flute to a violin, trumpet or oboe. “I’m the hands of his mind,â€? Herr said while working on one of the reed pipes. “Ahh – we’ve got a squawker here.â€? Leslie started to say “go ahead and take it apartâ€? at the same time Herr said “I’m going to take it apart.â€? This particular pipe is shaped like a trumpet and has a brass “reedâ€? that functions just like the reed in a woodwind instrument. The reed needs to be recurved

to catch the air coming through the pipe correctly. When asked how the voicers know what to do with each pipe, Leslie answered, “Where an artist sees in color, we organ builders hear in color.� Even at a few minutes per pipe, the process takes more than a week and this, the flue voicers say, is considered a small organ. Schantz produces about 700 ranks each year, some in organs that have more than 100 ranks. But in the intimacy of Wick Chapel, this little organ will be just right. “This two-ton titan of tone will come to life in the new Harriett Wick Chapel, where every seat is in a musical garden,� Leslie said. “It really is a perfect match of organ to room. You see, the best stop on an organ is the room.� The organ will be featured in recitals and concerts and at weddings. It also can “record� a musical piece such as “Here Comes the Bride� and be played back like a player piano.

Scouts Donate Benches Troop #652 Special Project to Earn One of Four Merit Badges Members of the Ellicottville Boy Scout Troop #652 gathered at the American Legion on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7pm to construct wooden benches as a part of a special project. The carpentry project is being pushed forward by the boys in order to earn one of four Merit Badges being offered by the Boy Scouts of America. The national organization has brought back four merit badges in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Scouting in the United States. The four badges being offered are in the areas of Carpentry, Path-Finding, Tracking, and Signaling. The boys, led by Greg Meyer, Scout Master for

the troop, have put in hundreds of hours of service around the community and are continuing to donate time and service in this special project. The benches being constructed are approximately four feet in length and made entirely with materials funded for by Troop #652. The troop is looking to donate the benches to local area organizations. The troop and Scout Master alike would like to send a special Thank You to Mr. Gary Matte, a local carpenter who has put a great deal of his own time and effort into helping the boys with this project while servicing as the Merit Badge Counselor. Great Job Guys!

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A local business will have their products featured during a broadcast Midnight Mass in New York City. Bruce Candles of Ellicottville will have their Advent candles featured in a Midnight Mass at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist New York, NY 10024. Owner Laurie Dux said that they have been providing Advent candles to the church for a number of years, but this is the first time the church’s event will be broadcast on television. She said that a CBS Corp. affiliate station would broadcast the mass starting at about 11:30 p.m., though she is not certain if r a local affiliate would broadcast the event. An Advent candle is marked with the days of December up to Christmas, and the candle is burnt each day to reach the next r day’s mark. The church features the candles with the Advent wreaths on their altar. Laurie and her husband Daryl Dux opened Bruce Candles in 2003 in order to keep up the family tradition of candle making. For over 40 years, Daryl Dux’ family has been making candles, and he has owned a candle shop for over 30 years. He was able to master the art of making candles, a time consuming process, while working in his family’s business. Bruce Candles specializes in a wide variety of decorative handcrafted candles made on site using all cotton and zinc wicks.

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Bruce Candles of Ellicottville will have their Advent candles featured in a Midnight Mass at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist New York, NY 10024. Owner Laurie Dux said that they have been providing Advent candles to the church for a number of years, but this is the first time the church’s event will be broadcast on television.

Each candle is hand dipped and hand painted, and therefore no two candles are alike. Some of the candles the company offers are floating candles, pillar candles of many shapes and sizes, votive candles, scented oils, lamp rings, aromatherapy candles, scented tea lights, incense, beeswax candles, drip less ball candles, drip less taper candles, soy jars and holiday candles including hard to find hand dipped bayberry tapers. The candles come in a variety of animal shapes, including raccoons, birds, bears, deer and dolphins, and Egyptian style cat candles. They also offer candles with colored agate stone inserts from Brazil, which glow as the candle burns. They are able to custom craft

your candles by color, size and scent. They also sell other crafts including agate wind chimes, 3-D stained glass wind chimes, birdfeeders and suncatchers, birch bark animals, candle accessories and more. The company creates candles for all occasions, including Bruce Candles will ship orders across the country and internationally. Bruce Candles is located at 12 Monroe St., Ellicottville, and are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested in purchasing candles from Bruce Candles online, visit their website at www. brucecandleseville.com. For more information call 699-6077 or email sales@ brucecandleseville.com.

Inside Business Track Winery of Ellicottville Pouring a Family Tradition STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOHN THOMAS It’s not a stretch to say that making and enjoying wine is in Dominic Spicola’s blood. Ever since he was a young boy his family has been crushing, fermenting, and bottling their own wine since arriving here from the old country. At first the family’s product was strictly for their own enjoyment, but over the years Dominic developed the dream to one day produce and sell his own wines. The dream moved closer to reality when his daughter Beth married Sam Sheehy, who works at Liberty Vineyard. After many months of preparation, construction, and fermentation Dominic, his wife Linda, daughter Beth, and son-in-law Sam are ready to celebrate the grand opening of Winery of Ellicottville November 20th and 21st. The tasting room features a long hand polished wood bar, ample space for large crowds and a window into the fermentation and bottling room. Upstairs will be a conference/ event room for private parties, and a kitchen for possible food production. Dominic takes me into the fermentation room and shows me the eight stainless steel fermentation tanks, holding their current crop of wines and some new wines they will introduce when they are ready. A new batch of the Traminette and Noiret are in two of the tanks, and some of the tanks hold their new Chardonnay and Fredonia. He also showed me their 14 oak barrels producing their new dry reds including: Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah. The most interesting moment for me was when Dominic poured a bit of their new Merlot from one of the giant steel

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tanks. I notice that it’s not as clear as we expect wines to be and that it effervesces slightly on my tongue. “That will all be cleaned up. Part of it is that it’s still young,” Dominic explains. He goes on to show me the filter system that will help clean up the wine before bottling and the corking machine that puts the cork in the bottle. But for all their fancy machinery and expertise, the bottom line is; does the wine taste good? Although I am no expert, I can usually tell a good wine from a bad one. I can say that the wines they are producing are excellent. Currently they are making four white wines, a Rosé, and two reds. Solely in interest of in depth reporting I allowed Dominic to pour me samples of their current crop. Their Traminette was my favorite of their white wines. It has a distinctive lime and citrus flavor without being too sweet. It reminded me of a summer day. The Riesling was a bit sweeter without tasting like soda pop. The Vidal has a wonderful bouquet that carried the scent of fruit and flowers. The Snow Fox and Rosé both seemed excellent, but I don’t happen to like sweet wines so, I would pass on judgment. We move on to the reds, first their Noiret; a dry oak aged wine that had notes of blackberry and plum. What surprised me was the lightness of the wine; very clean and not heavy or chewy the way some reds can be. With its peppery finish, it would be the perfect compliment to a backyard barbeque. Dominic smiles as he pours their other current red. “Try this one, it’s ‘The Sweetest Thing’ named after my wife.” It’s a sweet wine intended to be served cold, and fits into the growing niche

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At first the family’s product was strictly for their own enjoyment, but over the years Dominic developed the dream to one day produce and sell his own wines. After many months of preparation, construction, and fermentation Dominic, his wife Linda, daughter Beth, and son-in-law Sam are ready to celebrate the grand opening of Winery of Ellcottivlle November 20th and 21st.

of chilled reds. He mentions it’s moving up in popularity and may soon surpass their Rosé. In talking about the plans for the Grand Opening Dominic tells me there will be tasting, tours of the facilities, some food for people to enjoy and a cake for all to share. Other events coming up include a Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing that is sure to excite anybody’s sweet tooth. With the mix of business that Ellicottville has; from skiing and golf, to fine restaurants, Winery of Ellicottville is sure to fit easily into that blend, and should provide people with yet anther reason to make our town their destination.

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Architectural Digest Slope Side Charm STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOHN THOMAS The leaves are off the trees, there is a chill in the air, and if anything good can be said about the coming of winter’s snow and cold, it’s that soon we’ll be able to slap a board or two on our feet and slide down a hill. If it wasn’t for downhill, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding would winter be worth having? Of course, what makes Old Man Winter enjoyable is more than the above mentioned sports but also the frigid beauty and seasonal celebrations. And what better way to sail easily through the snow filled months than with your very own mountain log-cabin just seconds from the slops. Traveling up to 6833 Buchan Ridge Road I’m already high up in the hills opposite Holiday Valley. When I get to the house at its solitary perch on the hillside, I get the feeling this is the highest house on the mountain (it’s not, but it feels that way). Backed up against the woods, at a glance the home seems like a typical ski cabin, but the inside reveals a charm and sophistication that

make for instant appeal. The main door at ground lever opens to a large game room. Although it’s not a formal mudroom, there are benches and hooks for doffing wet sports gear. I’ll come back to this room later, and turn to head upstairs. At the top of the stairs the great room opens up before me. The first thing I noticed are the large glass windows that look over to the runs at Holiday Valley. The south facing windows create a sun filled room, even on this slightly overcast day. The two curved top windows add a counterpoint to the steeply pitched roofline. Below them sliding glass windows open to a balcony that shares the view of the ski area. From the deck I can see the warming hut at the top of Champagne and a couple of the lifts. The interior is crafted with natural finished knotty pine for the flooring walls and ceiling. Here the fit and finish on the woodwork whispers a refined and pleasurable space. The open timber construction echoes the exposed timbers on the exterior. I notice again how the sun floods into the living area, even on this dim

day. The fireplace along one wall is trimmed in a charming wood cabinet, and with a sofa and an easy chair creates a warm conversation area. An area rug creates the space for the dining area where there is a beautiful wood dining table. Over it hangs an antique glass and metal chandler. Just off the dining area is the sleek and modern kitchen where the elegance of the home really comes through. The French Country cabinets set off the black granite countertops. Stainless steel appliances add a refined touch, and in the center is a work island holding the gas fired range and oven. Your favorite gourmet cook will feel right at home. Down a short hallway is a full bath. It’s just off the two bedrooms on this floor. Climbing up the stairs to the second floor, I land on a balcony holding a TV, DVD player and a couple of overstuffed chairs. It’s a perfect spot for Mom and Dad to curl up and make Dad watch “Beaches� for the fourth time. Up here is the master bedroom; made extra comfortable by wall-towall carpeting. The bedroom has a high cathedral ceiling

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and a big walk-in closet. The master bath holds a Jacuzzi tub. The tile floor has radiant heat, as does the bath on the main level. Twin sinks make for a quick morning get-away. Returning to the bottom level I find a large recreation room, perfect for a kid’s

Climbing up the stairs to the second floor, I land on a balcony holding a TV, DVD player and a couple of overstuffed chairs. It’s a perfect spot for Mom and Dad to curl up and make Dad watch “Beaches� for the fourth time.

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give them a better access point to the slopes in the winter and the golf course in the summer. In addition, Deer Crossing Road will also be relocated from its current intersection with Holiday Valley Road so that it will be in line with the parking garage of Tamarack Club. It was ensured it would cause no problems to residents of Deer Crossing Road or any roadways stemming off of it. Several improvements will also be made to Holiday Valley’s main lodge and would include a renovation that would bring the Day Care into the same building as the current lodge. Holiday Valley representatives and the Board agreed that due to permit requirements and the commonality of the different parts of the project, it would be best to present it as one project with several phases. The Holiday Valley representatives in particular stated due to costs and the geographical changes the project requires, it would be at least two years until construction on the roadway began. The item of business was brought to a close following this discussion.

One item of new business was brought to the table by a current board member. The member spoke of the possibility of a summer resort including a professional trap-shooting range, recreational facilities and a water park coming to Ellicottville. He stated he knew an individual interested in bringing a resort like this to the area and expressed it was his wish to see how the board would react to such a project and facility in the town. Though no names or companies were discussed at the meeting, the member ensured the rest of the board that the person(s) were very interested in bringing this type of attraction to Ellicottville. The board was all in support of an asset like this being added to the community provided the appropriate location and support of the community. Following a brief discussion of last month’s meeting’s minutes, the board made a motion to approve the minutes and adjourn the meeting. All were in favor and the meeting was brought to a close at 7:33 pm.

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Civic Center board president. For those interested, VIP tickets will be available. They include the film, hors d’oeuvres and beer for before and after the show. Tickets can be bought online or at the door. If the film alone isn’t enough, there will also be giveaways and different ski shops showing off their new equipment for the 2010-2011

season. If people can’t stay for the whole thing, don’t worry about it. “There is no plot,” Arnone said. “The plot is getting to the bottom of the mountain.” “The movie is broken up in to several segments of epic terrain and phenomenal skiers filmed all around the globe,” Warren Miller Entertainment said. Then, on Thursday, Dec. 2, as part of the Warren Miller Entertainment’s national tour, “Wintervention” will be shown at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y. at 7:30 p.m.

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Warren Miller ~ The History Behind the Productions Warren Miller (born 15 October he took up the hobbies of skiing, his skiing and surfing films to 1924) is an American ski and surfing, and photography. At friends, making jokes about their snowboarding filmmaker. He the age of 18, with the U.S. ten exploits throughout the showing is the founder of Warren Miller months into World War II, he of the film. When he began to Entertainment and produced, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and receive invitations to show and directed and narrated his films served in the South Pacific. narrate his films at parties, it until 1988. His credits include Upon his discharge from the occurred to him that he could over 750 sports films, several Navy in 1946 he bought his first turn this hobby into a business. books and hundreds of published 8mm movie camera. He and In 1949, Miller founded Warren non-fiction stories. His annual a friend moved to Sun Valley, Miller Entertainment and began films on skiing and other Idaho where they camped in the a long-standing tradition of outdoor sports are renowned parking lot of the Sun Valley ski producing one feature-length for their stunning photography, resort, living out of a teardrop ski film per year. He rented out witty narrative humor, and the trailer and earning money as ski halls and theaters, usually with impressive talents of athletes. instructors. In their free time, borrowed money, and charged He has received wide acclaim they would film each other admission to his shows. He for his promotion of the sport of skiing to critique and improve booked show halls near ski modern skiing through his films their ski techniques. During resorts so that he could film the spanning over 50 years and is the summers they shifted their next year’s footage during the an iconic figure in ski movie lifestyle to the California coast day, and show the current film in where they filmed each other the evening. Before long he was filmmaking. showing his films in 130 cities a Warren Miller was born in surfing. Miller would often show year (www.wikipedia.org). Hollywood, and as a young man

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“They (the community) will find out who’s the neediest, and the money raised from the hamper will go to them,” McCarthy said. A basket of Irish whiskey, cheese, tea, T-shirts and other items from Ireland will be raffled at this year’s celebration. The auction will also include a beautiful handcrafted quilt with embroidered shamrocks in each corner, Irish scarves and bread, ski jackets and many other items. McCarthy said there will be a pie auction again this year. Following the auction,

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Ellicottville, Middle School and High School Band Director Crystal Wilder enjoys the new tool, and so do her students. Wilder says, “We just started to use our Smart Music and so far we love it! There is so much more to learn yet, but each day we pick up a new activity to use on it. We’re kind of learning together as we go along.” Students from grades four to twelve have been able to use “Smart Music,” though not all the kids have yet had a chance. Wilder notes that it helps foster student progress while making it fun to practice an instrument. “It’s kind of like putting vegetables in their meal. They really don’t know they are practicing because they are having so much fun with it. The students get instant feedback on the computer of what they did right and wrong and can even listen to themselves!” She adds that students younger than

Liz Boberg and Jack Little will perform about an hour of live caroling, McCarthy said. The first celebration of Irish Christmas was actually an Irish wedding. The community was invited to a mock wedding that McCarthy presided over, and in lieu of wedding gifts for the couple, the community was to bring a wrapped gift for a local child in need. “(Since then) it morphed into a plain old Irish Christmas when I couldn’t find anybody else that would ‘get married’ under those circumstances,” McCarthy said. Irish Christmas is a unique way to celebrate the cheer of the holiday season by giving others the gift of it. “If a fourth grade can also benefit from using the program. What can “Smart Music” do? Controls allow the user to slow the tempo down and otherwise tailor an individual’s lesson. An accompanist can join in, or a student can choose to hear only his or her part as a piece of music is being played. Wilder says that the program does not sound like any particular instrument. “But it tries to. Most of it is kind of keyboard sounding. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than sitting there practicing by yourself.” Have no fear, the new software will not replace traditional band lessons. But it will help provide one-on-one instruction not always available otherwise. Wilder likes the self-correcting nature of the program. “When they practice a band or chorus piece it will give them an assessment afterwards. Some students will do it over and over until they receive a 100%! They just will not take that ninety percent.” Wilder says students have been quick to apply “Smart Music” outside the classroom.

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Notice of Formation of Moo Valley Farms, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/14/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 5810 Andera Lane, Great Valley, NY 14741. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of The Grove on Elm Creek LLC filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 10/2/2010. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 314 Wellington Road, Buffalo, NY 14216. Purpose: all lawful activities.

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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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!

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Filing of Articles of Organization of LANDY’S, L.L.C. Articles of Organization 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 at 9002 NYS Route 16, Machias, NY 14101. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the L.L.C. upon whome process against it may be served. The New York Secretary of State shall mail process to the L.L.C. at the address of its principal office. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

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

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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, 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.

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NOTICE OF FILING OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF LIBERTY LACROSSE, LLC. Name: Liberty Lacrosse, LLC (the “LLC”), Date Filed: October 22, 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 3D Real Estate Company, Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 10/20/2010. 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, 208 West Ohio Street, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: Any lawful act.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. On October 12, 2010, Articles of Organization of Cielo Azul, L.L.C. were filed with the Secretary of the State of New York. The office of the limited liability company is located in Cattaraugus County. The Secretary of State of the State of New York is designated as the agent of the limited liability company upon whom service of process may be served. The post address within New York State to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: Stephen Stewart, 1325 Millersport, Williamsville, NY 14221. There is no latest date upon which the limited liability company is to dissolve. The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized for under the Limited Liability Company Law.

Notice is hereby given that the Village of Ellicottville is designating the following office to be filled: Justice. Elections will be held in March 2011 at the Village of Ellicottville, Fire Hall, Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Mary Klahn, Village Clerk

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