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November 4-10, 2010 ~ The Villager ~

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Rte. 219 Opens Second Phase, Nov. 19 Four-Mile Stretch South of Springville/Dual Span Bridge Complete BY, GARY DULANSKI

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A four-mile section of Route 219 is about to be unveiled on November 19, 2010 in a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Route 219 runs for 535 miles from West Seneca, New York at an interchange with Interstate 90, and stretches all the way to Rich Creek, Virginia, and intersects at U.S. Route 460. In February 2009 it was reported that the 219 Association group was pursuing the goal of urging several states to transform Route 219 into a 1,500-mile-long divided highway that the group wanted to be dubbed “Continental 1”. It is speculated that, when complete, 219 will spur trade between Canada, the U.S., and the Caribbean region.

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The first construction phase of the 219 expansion was completed in 1979 and included 24 miles from I90 south to Springville, New York. The second phase which will open November 19, includes 4 miles south of Springville as well as the newly completed dual span bridge that traverses the Cattaraugus Creek connecting Erie and Cattaraugus counties.

LeAnn Rimes in Concert this Saturday Country Music Star Interview on Upcoming Show in Bradford, Pennsylvania BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO WPIG, 95.7 FM

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She certainly does not sound “Blue.” LeAnn Rimes is set to perform the night of November 6th at the Bradford Area High School, at 7:30. In a radio interview with WPIG’s Marian Carter, Rimes is enthusiastic about her upcoming show. The audience will almost certainly hear “Blue,” the song that launched LeAnn Rimes onto the country music charts in 1996. The song maintains its appeal and does not sound dated. The strong vocals are reminiscent of Patsy Cline and she sings with a

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Rimes is currently working on a new album entitled “Lady and Gentlemen,” which has not yet been released. As of yet there is no firm date for the record, but “it should be out the first quarter of the coming year.” But she does have a single that should be out next month called “Crazy Women.” Keep an ear tuned to WPIG in the coming weeks! Rimes notes that all the songs on her upcoming album were originally recorded by men, but she will sing them from a woman’s perspective. “We took some songs that were SEE RIMES PAGE 11

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conviction similar to that of a young Leslie Gore back in the 1960’s. Rimes is currently doing an acoustic tour which she is thoroughly enjoying. Says Rimes, “It gives me a chance to connect with the audience, which doesn’t happen as much during a big show where everybody’s screaming and such. It’s the first time I’ve ever done it on tour.” So what will the audience hear? You can expect “a lot of the hits obviously and some new stuff. They’ll hear some songs I haven’t even recorded yet. Whatever happens that night happens and it will be a lot of fun. It’s a great show.”

Event Takes Place Next Friday & Saturday at Yodeler Lodge; New Special VIP Tickets Available Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will host 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 hand-crafted 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 mid-September. 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

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Business Spotlight: Enchanted Mountains: Cattaraugus County Tourism.... Page 6

By Megan O’Donnell, St. Bonaventure University Tourism in Cattaraugus County is still going strong. Being in a “drive-to destination” area has its advantages because it is easy for people even beyond the county to get to.

“Unstoppable” Rolls Into Town National Movie Featuring Denzel Washington with Local Backdrop Releases Nov. 12 BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO WPIG, 95.7 FM Last year, film crews were busy at work around Olean, Portville, and nearby Pennsylvania. Big name actors including Denzel Washington were on the scene. And huge, colorfully painted locomotives rolled along railroad tracks, greeting school children, train buffs, and curious onlookers. That movie is, of course, “Unstoppable,” the story of a runaway train carrying a load of toxic chemicals toward an unsuspecting town. Crews spent a few weeks in the area. And now, the movie is ready to be shown in theaters, making its debut locally on November 12th. During the course of last year’s filming, the Option House in Bradford played host to the moviemakers. They will soon mark the occasion of the movie’s premiere, as will the nearby Bradford Main Street Movie House. Sam Sylvester, owner of the Option House, is eager to see the new film, as is Jim Guelfi, the local liaison for movie house owner Dipson Theaters. After a long day of moviemaking, film crews headed to the Option House

Last year, film crews were busy in Olean and surrounding areas filming a movie about a runaway train carrying a load of toxic chemicals toward an unsuspecting town. Crews spent a few weeks in Cattaraugus County, greeting the locals and enjoying local favorite stops like the Option House in Bradford, PA. The movie will release locally next Friday.

for food and refreshments. The filming itself was not done in Bradford, but the locations were not far away. Sam Sylvester recalls, “They came here around 9:30 every night after shooting, and we did a special brunch for them on Sunday.” Sylvester was quick to add that Denzel Washington never

showed up at his restaurant. “The most prominent member (of the cast) was Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek. He was here quite often. Lew Temple, a magnificent SEE MOVIE PAGE 11

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~ The Villager ~ November 4-10, 2010

Publisher’s Word “Frost on the Pumpkin” At 7:30 this morning the outside temperature was a crisp 20 degrees – enough to coat everything in a thin layer of sparkling white ice. And I mean everything – my mums out on the deck (they were on their way out anyway), the lawn (no more mowing y’all – love it!), our late Fall trees, and (unfortunately) my car windshield, (where did I put that scraper?). But the sun was also shining brightly, illuminating the frost and showing us all Mother Nature’s palette of colors is truly endless. Absolutely beautiful… I love this time of year in the Enchanted Mountains. Sure, it’s chilly and requires you to bundle up a bit more, get up in total darkness, and start the whole process of getting ready for the next season coming. But it’s a

wonderful time to be alive – the cold air is exhilarating and theC cool sunny afternoons are – wellm – way cool, man. The character of our littleo village reflects the changingo seasons perfectly. Everything,p and everyone, is in transition now. It’s almost like the village knowsp we only have another month ort so before things get really busyh again. And as our farmer friends love to say “You gotta make hay when the sun shines”. I simply love these “shoulder times” between seasons. So, dear readers, my message this week is to stay busy, be as happy as you can, and enjoy this wonderful, albeit cool, time of the year. Oh, yes… And don’t forget to buy yourself a new ice scraper! Until next week… JZ

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November 4-10, 2010 ~ The Villager ~

Proposed Property Tax Hike Legislators Given Preview of a 3% Property Tax Increase For Budget

LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus county legislators met with County Administrator and Budget Officer Jack Searles on Monday to get a preview of a new budget that will raise property taxes 3 percent. Serles officially introduced the proposed $212 million budget to the public on Wednesday, but he met in separate caucuses to

give lawmakers a preview of the tentative spending plan for 2011. A summary of the new budget was provided by legislators, who asked not to be named. Legislators will consider using a record amount of $6 million out of a $17 million surplus fund to keep taxes down. Serles has proposed eliminating 17 positions, 12 of them staffed in

various departments, including the Sheriff’s Office, Department of Aging, Real Property and Community Services. In addition to those cuts, all agencies funded by the county would have their budgets cut by 20 percent. Copies will be available for the public later this week from Serles’ office.

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Chamber Radio Promotion Commerce Members Invited On-Air with Star 102.5 FM Want more business name recognition? It’s time to get your name “out there” over the radio waves of Star 102.5! The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce works with Entercom radio throughout the year to put together numerous “on air” advertising campaigns that promote our members and all Ellicottville has to offer to Entercom’s vast listener-ship. Take the opportunity to be involved in Ellicottville’s Christmas in Ellicottville 1-tank Getaway promotion where your business can be highlighted in a week long commercial valued at over $6000 on Star 102.5. You are also included in the Star 102.5 email blast. To get involved, call the Ellicottville Chamber and provide a $100 gift certificate or weekend accommodations. We can only highlight a few businesses at a time and this is offered on a first come first serve basis so CALL NOW! 716-699-5046 Sincerely, Heather Snyder - Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce

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New Lift Inspected At H.V. New Holiday Valley Chairlift Deemed Ready for 2010-11 Season Holiday Valley is pleased to announce that the new Morning Star High Speed Quad chairlift passed the NYS DOL load test on Thursday, October 28th. This was the final step of the construction of the $3.5 million lift which began last May. Twenty-six of the 56 chairs were loaded with 935 pounds each to approximate the weight of four people in each chair. The total testing weight was 24,310 pounds which is more than 12 tons. The lift was operated in forward and backward modes then the brakes, backups and auxiliary motor were tested. Safety switches and tower circuits were also tested. Everything passed inspection by the New York State Department of Labor and by representatives of Doppelmayr Ctec, the Salt Lake City, Utah company that manufactured the lift. The lift uses a 300 HP electric motor to power 56 chairs at a speed of 1,000 feet per minute over a distance of 2,530 feet up 562 vertical feet to the top. The capacity of the lift is 2,400 people per hour. Despite being

almost 30 percent longer, the lift ride will be just 2 ½ minutes which is half the time of the old lift. Holiday Valley Mountain Manager Jim Curtis led the Holiday Valley mountain crew in the construction of the lift. Holiday Valley is one of only a few ski areas in the country to construct their own lifts. The advantage is that the mountain crew is familiar with every aspect of the lift and can maintain the lift properly and make repairs efficiently. The project started on May 1st with the removal of an existing four-person fixed grip chairlift, and demolition of the concrete tower bases and lift terminals. Holiday Valley plans to use the lift that was removed to replace the SnowPine double chairlift for the 2011-12 season. The base terminal of the new lift begins at a lower elevation on the mountain, adjacent to the base of the Eagle chairlift. The new alignment takes a slightly different path up the mountain resulting in only two lift towers on the Morning Star slope. Skiers and riders will also be able to ski the lift line under

the new chair. New terrain was added to accommodate the longer length of the lift and additional lights were installed for night skiing to the base of the lift. A Grand Opening celebration for Holiday Valley guests will be held once the resort opens for the winter season. Holiday Valley, in Western New York State is a leading eastern North American winter resort. Fifty-eight slopes and 13 lifts (including three high speed quads) are spread over four distinct faces that offer challenging steeps, gentle cruisers, glades and fun terrain parks. Three beautiful base lodges provide full service dining, marketplaces and coffee bars, as well as ski and snowboard rentals and repair, two ski shops and four bars. Fantastic children’s ski programs and on-site day care means convenience and flexibility for families. Comfortable lodging is available on the slopes and in nearby Ellicottville, a quaint ski town with shops, restaurants and après-ski fun.

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Construction is complete on Holiday Valley’s new Morning Star High Speed Quad chair lift, after it passed NYS DOL load test last Thursday, October 28. During the test, 26 of the 56 chairs on the lift were loaded with 935 pounds each to approximate the weight of four people in each chair. Everything passed inspection.

ECS Fall Sports Banquet Fall Banquet Scheduled for 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. The Fall Banquet is scheduled for November 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm., in the High School Cafeteria. All student-athletes have received reservation cards from their coaches. Those completed cards are to be returned to the office no later than Tues. November 16. For reservation purposes please indicate the number attending,

your son/daughter(s) is/are free, compliments of the Sports Boosters Club & Board of Education. Parents and other family members will indicate the number attending on the reservation cards and return them to the High School Main Office on or before November 16, along with the cash or check sufficient for additional family members, $6 adults, $3 students & Sr. Citizens. A dress code will be encouraged that will ask all our attendees to dress appropriately. Studentathletes should adhere to normal

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

Local Advertising Incentives 2011 Tourism Promotion Grant Program Announced Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism is accepting applications for the 2011 Tourism Promotion Grant Program. The potential grants are for tourism related businesses, events and attractions to be used to supplement existing advertising campaigns.

If you are a Chamber of Commerce, a Business Association, tourism related nonprofit organization, an attraction, an event, a festival or any other tourism associated activity, please contact the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism for more information or

to request a Tourism Promotion Grant Application. Applications need to be received in our office by November 22, 2010. For information and application packet, please contact Deb Opferbeck or Becky Smith at 716-938-2242, 716-938-2307 or 1-800-331-0543.

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SMS Announces Musical Students To Perform “Alice In Wonderland Jr.,” Nov. 12 & 13 Salamanca, New York, October 29, 2010 – Mrs. Theresa Killian will be directing the middle school musical, Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” November 12th and 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Salamanca high school auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 each.

Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats

and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters. This fastpaced stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland features updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-DooDah.”

Local Artist Wins Big Emborski Honored at New York State Fair Town of Salamanca resident Mariann (Skoken) Emborski finally gave in to her sisterin-law’s encouragement and entered four examples of her work for judging in the 2010 New York State Fair’s Arts & Crafts and Fine Arts amateur divisions. The results: Mrs. Emborski’s two Arts & Crafts entries, miniature paintings on an antique wooden soap dish and a hand-carved wooden belt buckle, both won honorable mention ribbons. In the Fine Arts Wildlife Painting division, the results were even better.

Her acrylic painting of a wolf on a moose antler segment, was awarded a third-place ribbon in the amateur Wildlife division, and her fourth entry, an acrylic miniature painting of two tom turkeys on a turkey feather, was awarded First Place in the amateur Wildlife Division, with an additional award for Mrs. Emborski as the Fair’s Amateur Wildlife Painter of the Year. By any measure, a great showing for her first time in the competition! Some of Mrs. Emborski’s work will be offered for sale at

The Barn Sale, the annual craft show on Bucktooth Run Road in the Town of Salamanca, over the weekend of November 6 and 7 (4370 E Bucktooth Run Rd, Little Valley, NY 14755). She can be contacted by email at mse155@hotmail.com. (Incidentally, the sister-in-law who convinced Mrs. Emborski to submit her work to the Fair competition, Salamanca native Laura (Emborski) Tuxill of Nedrow, NY, is herself a multiple award winner in the Fair’s Arts & Crafts competition.)

Concert Season Announced SBU Presents 29th Annual Concert Season For 2010 Friends of Good Music in association with The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University present the 29th annual concert season. Calmus Vocal Ensemble: First Prize Winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild

International Competition, will perform Friday, Nov 12 at 7:30 pm. Founded in 1999 in Germany, this acappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of Leipzig, the city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. Calmus programs seamlessly

link works by the renaissance and baroque masters with great German romantic works, as well as contemporary pieces and popular songs. For more information on this event please visit : www.FriendsOfGoodMusic. com.

CCAC Seeks 20 Artists Free Arts Business School to be Offered That’s right...CCAC is seeking 20 artists for our new (free) arts business school called the Seneca Arts Virtual Incubator (SAVI). We are very proud to announce that CCAC is partnering with the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) to establish an Arts Incubator in Cattaraugus County. Funded in part by SNI and a generous grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Seneca Arts Virtual Incubator (SAVI) will provide free, arts business training, networking, counseling, and marketing to 10 Seneca and 10 regional artists in year one of the program. SAVI will launch in January 2011. For more information on the program, please contact SAVI Manager, Heather Carroll, at heather.ccac@verizon.net.

Ellicottville Featured Artist Susan Threadgill to Exhibit Artwork Nov. 1- Dec. 15 at Library Susan Threadgill, from Olean, NY, is the featured artist at the Ellicottville Memorial Library from November 1 to December 15. She is exhibiting acrylic paintings, scratchboard, and photographs. Even though she is still a student at Fredonia State College, Susan is passionate about her art, and has won accolades for her scratchboards. She has also taught this fascinating technique in workshops and classes at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council studio. Susan says of her art: “I have been fascinated with art my entire life. I remember bringing stacks of art books home with I was a child. I was just as equally fascinated with wildlife, and I would spend hours and hours watching Animal Planet. As I have aged I have learned how to combine these two into a powerful

passion for creation. As I have grown so has my art. I love drawing the audience in and provoking an emotion in them. I feel this is most highlight in my piece “Sasha Has A Story.” This was my chance to create art to address an issue, animal abuse. Sasha is a tiger I have first hand experience with at JNK’s Call of the Wild Rescue Sanctuary. She was abused severely by her previous owners, and this has impacted her entire life. I hope this is a chance for the audience to see how these beautiful cats are effected by our actions. “Splash” and “The Watcher” hallmark a new series I am beginning in acrylics. I’m really trying to step away from the tight detail I have in my scratchboards to a loose organic feel in my painting. I want the animals to rise up and to be connected to their

environment and background because that is the truth. I hope this will help reflect their power and fragility as it pertains to thet b world around them. Finally, I have begun using photography as an art form as well. While animalse are still a joy to capture, I love experimenting withD abstracts, flowers, and children. Perspective plays a huge role in my photography,T but so does timing. Artwork is a great way for me to express my inner thoughtsb and values. It is a reflection of7 me. I hope a part of me can be seen in every work you view of mine, and that as a whole the collection reflects the type of artist I really am. There is free spirited fun in my work as well as detail that show I really do get down to business. I’m happy to be able to show my artwork at the Ellicottville Library.”

Memorial Library Events Ellicottville, Maples Road (716) 699-2842 Introduction to Pen and Ink – Wednesday, November 17th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Participants will learn the techniques of black & white stippling and cross hatching to create drawings. You will leave the class with a beautiful work of art and all the knowledge to continue making your own drawings. Register at the Library or call 6992842. Class size is limited to the first 10 registrants. Seneca Junction Chorus – Saturday, November 27th at 7 pm. The Seneca Junction Chorus (SJC) is a men’s acappella 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. Pre-sale tickets are $5.00 each. Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. - The November 10th book is “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer. 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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y On November 23, 2010, -Salamanca Senior High School ehas invited MTV Celebrity dand internationally renowned syouth motivational speaker, Jeff sYalden, to speak and we would ylike 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. 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. 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 also has a non-profit foundation building homes for Teen Mothers. His 501(c)(3) is located in Grinnell, IA where the first home for Jeff Yalden Homes is currently in the works and has been fully accepted by

the community and churches. So effective is Yalden’s work, in fact, the National Speakers Association awarded him its highest honor. In 2002, the organization granted Jeff Yalden the title of Certified Speaking Professional. Less than 7% of professional speakers worldwide carry this designation. Also, MTV called his show their best show in the six seasons of taping MTV MADE. His show was the longest running show seen by over 70 million youth. As an author, Yalden has six books to his credit: They Call Me Coach (ISBN), Keep it Simple: A Teenager’s Handbook for Life (ASIN B0006RT7MY, Yalden Books, 2001), Traits of a Leader, 20 Ways to Keep it Simple and Pathway to Purpose (ISBN 097447820X, Yalden Press Publications, 2004). He has also coauthored Lead Now or Step Aside (ISBN 0965144747, Chespress Publication, 2000) and is a contributing author of the New York Times best seller A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul (ISBN 1558744215, HCI, 1996). To encourage young people to think before they act, Yalden also created the popular Take Time To Think wristbands. Formerly, a two-time Marine-of-the-Year and Mr. New Hampshire Male America, Yalden draws upon his own life experiences to reach out to students. “You can’t be angry about yesterday’s circumstances. However, you can choose

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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 schoolaged 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.

to accept the past and make better choices today to make the circumstances of tomorrow more fulfilling, meaningful and rewarding,” Yalden states. For more information about a feature article or about Jeff Yalden and his programs with youth, please do not hesitate to contact Jeff personally or call us at school.

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Public Invited to Road Scholar Event in Williamsville, November 10 On Wednesday, November 10, Canterbury Woods, 705 Renaissance Drive in Williamsville will host Public Space in America: Life and Legacy of Frederick Law Olmstead. Olmstead scholars will discuss “the father of landscape architecture” whose world-famous work can be seen throughout Buffalo. The event is open to the public at a cost of $37/person, lunch will be provided following the class – those interested can enroll by calling (877) 426-8056 or visiting www.roadscholar. org/19732CZQ. The event is part of Canterbury Woods’ “Road

Scholar Adventures in Lifelong Learning” programs. Formerly known as Elderhostel, Inc., Road Scholar is a not-for-profit educational travel organization offering in-depth and behind-thescenes learning opportunities through local and renowned experts. Day of Discovery programs such as Public Space in America: Life and Legacy of Frederick Law Olmstead feature expert Road Scholar instructors and are presented as half-day enrichment events hosted in retirement communities. Visit www.canterburywoods. org for more information on their ongoing commitment to lifelong learning. For more

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d Athletes and coaches will the Athletics Department. e The St. Bonaventure University Shannon Shepherd, student rcommunity will be trading in participate in the event by incorporating pink into their coordinator of the event, their brown for pink to support e breast cancer awareness across uniforms. Those in attendance knows the importance of the will have the opportunity to fight against breast cancer. gcampus on Friday, Nov. 5. “My neighbors lost their m There will be a full day of buy T-shirts, win prizes in a raffl e, learn breast cancer mom at such a young age,” educational events for students s Ion campus including a Hickey prevention tips, and celebrate said Shepherd, a junior at St. hDining Hall pink-themed day those who have fought the Bonaventure. “It really affected dand informational waterproof battle with this disease. me and my family.” Clubs across campus To learn more about the Nov. ashower cards for the dorms. ,The pink excitement will participating in the event 5 events, or to support the conclude at the women’s include Student Government initiative with a donation or a eand men’s home exhibition Association, FM 88.3 The Buzz, raffle prize, contact Shannon sbasketball games at 5 p.m. and and the Campus Activities Shepherd at 703-297-5790 or Board, all in conjunction with shephesl@bonaventure.edu. f7 p.m. respectively. e f e f e Ischua Valley Historical Society to Host Dinner 6 PM, Nov. 10 l t The Ischua Valley Historical We will provide the turkey, Century America.” o Society will have their Annual stuffing and dressing. If you The Miner’s Cabin will t Harvest Dinner at 6:00 PM are not a member but would be closed from December 9th on Wednesday, November like to attend, please call 676- through January and February 10 at the First Baptist 2590 to let us know you will 2011. However, special Church on Main Street in be there. Our guest speaker tours as well as use of the Franklinville. Please come will be Dave Kieber, whose genealogical library can be with a dish to pass, your table topic will be “Uses of Herbs arranged by appointment by setting and a hearty appetite. in Eighteenth to Twentieth calling 676-2590.

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Tourism in Cattaraugus County is still going strong. Being in a “drive-to destination” area has its advantages because it is easy for people even beyond the county to get to. “There’s always something to do,” said Debra Opferbeck, county tourism specialist for 10 years. “If people say there isn’t anything to do, they just don’t know our area.” Even through the rough economic climate, Cattaraugus County has been doing well with tourism. With the Enchanted Mountains website and the new brochures, Opferbeck has created finding things to do in Catt County even easier. With 15 theme brochures and a yearly county travel/activities guide, people can find events throughout all four seasons. The theme brochures include things such as snowmobiling, the Amish trail, antiques, fishing and boating, as well as many others. The brochures are available locally at the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, Windgate Hotel, Holiday Valley and at some of the realtors offices. Opferbeck even created a special brochure for Allegany State Park to draw more people to an outdoor landmark in our own backyard. As part of the Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, each separate branch works together to help cross promote and develop each section. For instance, if a new business contacts the tourism department so they can be put on the map, so to speak, the tourism branch will contact economic development to see how they can help to new business take off. Last Thursday, Opferbeck presented to the Cattaraugus County Planning Board about all the new and interesting things going on in her promotion of county tourism, especially of that involving the Amish trail. She also updated the board on the “Route 16 Corridor,” which is a project developed by a University at Buffalo

One of the biggest ways Opferbeck, Catt. County Tourism Specialist, draws people into the county is by using a “hook and lure” scheme. “We use the bigger names in our county to catch the attention of people,” Opferbeck said. “Once we have their attention, then we want them to know that we also have the other things available in our county … using our hook to lure people in and then once they’ve been to the hook, say Holiday Valley, then we want them to go out around to Olean, Randolph, Gowanda and see what else we have in our county.”

professor and his grad students to promote the areas Route 16 passes through. Just this past September they orchestrated a 43-mile garage sale, which was well attended, Opferbeck said. Opferbeck also informed the board of how vital tourism and its promotion is to the county. According to the “I Love NY” program, 14 percent of employment in Cattaraugus County is in tourism. With this positive number and all the promotion and marketing of the area by Opferbeck, the county has faired quite well during this economic downturn. “(The economy) has benefited us because the people in the surrounding areas are no longer driving far away; they’re staying closer to home,” Opferbeck said. “The marketing that we’re doing is reaching the area even in Erie county/ Buffalo area. They are now discovering what’s only an hour away from them.” More people are choosing to spend their vacations at/near home and not travelling far away. Usually people take the traditional two-week vacations and travel somewhere – escape home life, but now more and more people are taking long weekends and finding fun and interesting things to do around their hometowns. “In place of those two weeks, people may

take six long-weekend vacations in a year,” Opferbeck said. Cattaraugus County tourism tries to promote every part of the region through different attractions, destinations, dining, accommodations, events, festivals and many more ways too. “I grew up here, but it’s amazing how much you don’t know is in your own back yard,” Opferbeck said. One of the biggest ways Opferbeck draws people into the county is by using a “hook and lure” scheme. “We use the bigger names in our county to catch the attention of people,” Opferbeck said. “Once we have their attention, then we want them to know that we also have the other things available in our county … using our hook to lure people in and then once they’ve been to the hook, say Holiday Valley, then we want them to go out around to Olean, Randolph, Gowanda and see what else we have in our county.” To find out more about what is going on throughout Cattaraugus County, check out www.enchantedmountains. com, or visit any of the locations listed above. Or to see how you can be promoted through the county, call 716-938-2242.

Christmas In Ellicottville Hosts New Events Including First Annual Stick Horse Parade Christmas in Ellicottville is only a few short weeks away and this year the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual Stick Horse Parade! Grab your favorite Stick horse, decorate it in a Holiday theme (the more creative the better) and Gallop on down to the Gazebo Saturday November 27, 2010. If you don’t have a stick horse at home, visit http://www. e h o w. c o m / h o w _ 5 1 8 9 7 0 3 _ make-stick-horse-child.html for some fun, easy tips on how to make your own. The parade will start at noon and there will be prizes for ALL participants. This weekend long event starts Friday November 26, 2010 and features breakfast with Santa, photos with Santa, interactive children’s activities, extended shopping hours, horse and wagon rides, fire truck rides with Santa, Christmas storytelling, strolling carolers and of course a real live reindeer for you to meet. All activities are free all weekend long so come on out and enjoy! Visit www. ellicottvilleny.com to view the schedule.

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Veterans Day Services Thursday, November 11, 11 am at Village Square, Ellicottville E’VILLE – The Ellicottville American Legion Post 659 will conduct Armistice Day/Veterans Day services on Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 at 11am at the War Veterans Monument in front of the Courthouse on the Village Square. Commander Dale L. Dunkleman will lead the observance giving the opening remarks, and Post Chaplain James Morton will give a short address. A Memorial Wreath will be placed and a Salute to the Dead and Taps will conclude the program. The public and all Veterans, War and Peace time are urged to attend as the Post honors those who served our country in all Wars and Peace time and especially those who are serving at the present time.

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Up Close & Personal East Otto Country Open House: WoodSwork BY MEGAN O’ROURKE ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

On top of a hill tucked in the woods of East Otto sits WordSwork, a quaint store filled with intricately carved sculptures and Santa Claus figurines. The store’s structure may only be about a year old but the artist, Dug Stein, is not an amateur. As a boy Stein whittled and as a finished carpenter he worked on many “monster” sized houses. Carpentry eventually became too “mundane and boring,” which is why Stein decided to just do art. For four years now, he has created beautiful sculptures and intricately, handcarved figurines for a living. “I usually just pick up a piece of wood and roll it around in my hand until I find out what’s inside of it,” Stein said. “I prefer doing artwork.” Stein built his store last fall reusing the wood from about five barns in West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana. The store is not the first instance when Stein has used recycled wood for building. In fact each of his creations is also made from recycled materials. “I like to reuse a lot of stuff,” Stein said. That certainly is true. Materials he reuses have varied from old curtain rod hangers to nails and wood from 1850s homes, barns and silos, to scrap metals and coffee containers. In fact, Stein could tell you exactly where each component in his creations came from. Stein gathers most of the wood he uses from his property. Any piece of wood could have potential. “I’ll be throwing wood in the furnace and I’ll pick up a piece that catches my eye and have to stop to think ‘this could be really good for…’” said Stein. He has also used logs and wood pieces from the stream that runs in front of his property. “These are things you can’t make, it’s just the way they are in nature.” said Stein, has a keen eye for the potential in things. In his shop, among the myriad of other uniquely crafted pieces, hang birdhouses made from old Folgers coffee containers, boards and wires. If you don’t see what you are looking for in his shop, have no

Stein built his store last fall reusing the wood from about five barns in West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana. The store is not the first instance when Stein has used recycled wood for building. In fact each of his creations is also made from recycled materials. In his shop, among the myriad of other uniquely crafted pieces, hang birdhouses made from old Folgers coffee containers, boards and wires.

worries; Stein makes made-toorder pieces too. “Some people come to me with specific ideas and others leave it up to me,” Stein said. “Anything that anybody wants I’ll give a shot. I always tell people that if they don’t like it then they don’t have to buy it, but no one has ever not bought it.” Stein will also travel to people’s homes to do tree carvings. “So many trees are cut right down to the

ground when they could’ve been a carving instead,” Stein said. Visit WoodSwork at its 8253 Safford Road location from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday to see Stein’s accomplished work, or call 716257-9642 for more information. Also, don’t forget to stop by the East Otto Open House next weekend, Nov. 12-13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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“Experience The Culture” Art Show Open at Seneca Allegany Casino To celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month in November, the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel will host an art show as part of its fourth annual Experience the Culture Art Show celebration. The show, which is free and open to the public, begins November 1 and runs until November 22 on property in the bus lobby. The art show features authentic Native-made artwork, traditional crafts, paintings, baskets and other handmade artifacts from more than a dozen members of the Seneca Artist Guild, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Seneca and other Haudenosaunee artists. An opening reception for the show will take place on

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Routes To Art Holiday Sale Don’t Miss the Chance to Buy Artistic Holiday Gifts December 4, 2010 We know, we know! There’s a lot going on December 4, but we guarantee that the Routes to Art holiday sale will be your best chance to buy unique, personal and artistic holiday gifts. So, mark your calendars for Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10am-5pm at the stunning new Seneca Allegany Administration Building in Salamanca, NY. (From Rte 86W, turn right off of the casino exit, then take the first left.) Artists like Karen Fitzpatrick, Elliott Hutten, Penelope Minner, Kristina McLeod, Sean Huntington, Nance Jackson, their fine art as well as many juried into the Holiday sale Barbara Fox, Mike Weishan, cash and carry items. Artists, and 2011 RTA weekend on and Judson Brown will have apply by November 15 to be May 21-22, 2011.

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Architectural Digest A Big Little Town Home in Ski Country STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOHN THOMAS

Everybody dreams of having a condo or town home close to the slopes. If the three most important words in real estate are: location, location, location: then this town home is the ultimate triple threat. The town houses in Snowpine Village are not just close to the slopes of Holiday Valley, they are on the slopes of Holiday Valley. Just past the parking area for the #7 Town home is a curious overpass on the road. But this overpass is not intended for auto traffic, it’s for skiers coming down The Wall at Holiday Valley. Nearby, is the Sunrise Chairlift. Think of it: throw on your boots, grab your skis or snowboard, take a short walk from your front door, throw on your gear and start your day on the slopes. At the end of the day: come down the Wall stop by the overpass, step off your gear and have a short walk home. It doesn’t get any easier than this. It would be easy to think that this ski slope convenience comes at the price of size and comfort. You might expect to find hundreds of tiny condos,

crammed together, clinging to the hillside. But, Snowpine Village Townhomes is a wellplanned community; the homes are built in units of two. This gives each unit windows on three sides. More over the units are spaced well apart, giving

you privacy and a homey feeling.

It was this “real home” feeling that struck me the moment I walked into unit #7. At 2400 square feet and a clever layout there is no need to feel cramped. The large entranceway, brightened by its two-story set of windows was immediately welcoming and warm. The cream colored tile on the floor had an inlaid tile centerpiece that gave it an elegant look. A pair of antique skis hanging on the wall set the mood for skiing even on this warm sunny day. Climbing up the stairs into the living room I notice the wide stairway and wide halls, completely avoiding any kind of cramped feeling. Walking past the kitchen and into the living room I was struck by the open feeling and space of the place. The cathedral ceiling looms high overhead. Its steeply pitched roof creates uniquely

shaped high windows. Sliding glass doors open to a deck, and over in the dining area there is room for a dining table with six chairs. Along one side of the great room is the breakfast bar. It’s the counter for the breakfast bar that adds a great deal of counter space in the roomy kitchen. It has a large refrigerator, single oven, and convection cook-top. A microwave oven is over the cook-top. The window over the double sink looks out to the trees. The sleek modern cream colored cabinets are wood trimmed and blend well with the counter tops and tile back splash. It’s a kitchen anybody would feel at home in. Going upstairs I find the master bedroom suite. Again here is an unexpected roominess; the king sized bed seems almost lost in the space. The spaciousness is emphasized by the cathedral ceiling; high up on one wall a skylight lets in the afternoon light. Along one wall a sliding glass door leads to a private deck. Across from the bed are an oversized closet and the entrance to the master bath. Twin sinks ensconced in a long counter give Mom and Dad plenty of space If the three most important words in real estate are: location, location, location: then this town

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If the three most important words in real estate are: location, location, location: then this town home is the ultimate triple threat. The town houses in Snowpine Village are not just close to the slopes of Holiday Valley, they are on the slopes of Holiday Valley. I was struck by the open feeling and space of the place. The cathedral ceiling looms high overhead. Its steeply pitched roof creates uniquely shaped high windows. Sliding glass doors open to a deck. Going upstairs I find the master bedroom suite. Again here is an unexpected roominess; the king sized bed seems almost lost in the space. The spaciousness is emphasized by the cathedral ceiling; high up on one wall a skylight lets in the afternoon light. Along one wall a sliding glass door leads to a private deck. Across from the bed are an oversized closet and the entrance to the master bath.

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that came with it and united us against a common and exaggerated threat. Shrub tried to reinvigorate our nationalism by going after the Muslims but it’s not a holy war we’re looking for. It’s a pretend war that we can all agree on. We need a new Russia. Now lets explore our options. China. They seem like a pretty good fit but we can’t have an imaginary war against our biggest trading partner even if they are redder than Mars. We blew it with China when Nixon first visited and flashed that goofy “I’m up to something” smile of his. Sure, China has the ideology and size we need to turn them into a national threat but they also have everything we want. If we went to imaginary war with them every Wal-Mart in the country would either have to raise their prices or close and we cant have that. Can we? Cuba. Been there done that but it always felt like we were kicking the smallest kid in the playground while pretending he was the bully. Plus, we need Cuba right where they are just in case those pesky, blue haired Floridians try to escape. France. Really? I know it’s been fashionable to hate France ever since, well, forever, but they just cant seem to help themselves. Plus, as a chef, I’m not giving up the food no matter how many times you water board me and I’m not calling every sauce I make a “Freedom Sauce” just because I added red wine to it. Besides, they’ve always been our buffer in Europe when we need someone to rescue so we can hold it over their heads for another fifty

years. North Korea. I think we’re missing the point here. We need an enemy that can stand their ground against our rage. When we stand on equal footing as enemies we keep the rest of the world in check. In other words, when the two biggest nuts on the block are pointing guns at each other, everyone else runs inside and locks their doors. North Korea is just nutty enough to pull the trigger. England. Wait a minute. We might just be on to something here. Ideologically they’re so similar to us that it would be like looking in the mirror. That’s what just might make them perfect. It could be the little differences that set us apart and create tension. What’s with the Church of England anyway? Why do they get their own church? A Queen? Really? Didn’t they used to own us? Why that’s almost like slavery! And what’s up with that accent? What are they hiding? Oh, and what about Football? They have a game that’s not really Football but they call it that anyway! They can’t even use their hands! THAT’S NOT FOOTBALL! Phew. Sorry for shouting. Anyway, as an American, I think it might be a good idea to take a little look at the British Empire. They actually call themselves an Empire! This is something I think we can all get behind as a nation. By the way, did you know that Scotland is actually a part of England and thatc they claim to have inventede Golf? What are they up to over there? l t

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Bears’ linebacker Brian Urlacher and New England Patriots’ safety Brandon Meriweather – that they have to stop playing football the way they have played it their entire careers. Linebacker James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers unleashed one of these hits on Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi in Week 6. But while enacting its new policy, the NFL sold the still-frame picture of the hit on its website. The NFL also sells DVD’s such as “The Hardest Hitters in NFL History” or “Top Ten Hits of all time.” Understandably, the NFL is concerned with player safety. But it needs to make up its mind. Eliminate the style of play that includes such brutal hits or stop condemning those who play with ferocious tenacity. It needs to make sure high school and college football players know that these hits will not be tolerated. If the NFL wants to really change its culture and how professionals play the game, it needs to stop glorifying these head-jarring, bone-shattering hits.

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At least five Cattaraugus County children will be adopted in November when the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services joins communities across the country in recognizing National Adoption Month. “Its purpose is to focus attention on ’waiting children’ and their need for loving, caring adoptive families,” reports the New York State Office of Children and Family Services about why the month is recognized. In 2009, state officials report 2,197 children in foster care found permanent families through adoption, including 12 children in Cattaruagus County. The Cattaraugus

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Rout 219 has a long and rocky start going back to the r early 1920s known then as ’ –State Route 231. It became gState Route 216 in the 1928 erenumbering and State Route 124 in the 1933 renumbering, nfinally becoming part of the sextended US 219 in the late s1930s. e The first construction phase iof the 219 expansion was gcompleted in 1979 and included e24 miles from I90 south to nSpringville, New York. The second phase which will open sNovember 19, includes 4 miles nsouth of Springville as well sas the newly completed dual span bridge that traverses the sCattaraugus Creek connecting .Erie and Cattaraugus counties. . Rout 219 enters Western New tYork from Pennsylvania south pof the Village of Limestone yin the Town of Carrollton in Cattaraugus County. The hentirety of Route 219 was ldesigned in 12 sections, four lof which are complete from West Seneca to Springville. yThe current section, also known was Section 5, begins at Route t39 in Springville and extends eto Peters Road in Ashford gthis is the section that will be commissioned on November 19. A Buffalo New York based group, known as Continental 1, has been instrumental in seeing this project through to its completion since the late 1960s. Also known as the 219 Association, it was founded by a group of volunteers with the shared dream of seeing Route 219 upgraded to a four-lane highway. In the 1990’s, the PA 219 Association recognized that if it were going to become more effective, it had to create a more professional organization. The Association became the genesis of the Continental One Alliance, which also included representatives from Maryland, West Virginia, and Erie County, New York. The Pennsylvania 219 Association was absorbed into the Continental 1 Alliance and ceased to exist as a separate organization. Even through the major triumph of Section 5’s

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ballads and made them uptempo. We changed a few songs around here and there, but they pay homage to the originals. The album will have my kind of spin on it.” Is LeAnn Rimes moving more toward traditional country music roots? “I think my music has gone either way (contemporary and traditional) in the past. My favorite type of country music is the classic country music we will be doing

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character actor, was here almost every night.” In addition to Lew Temple, Sylvester recalls visits from a large number of the crew and the lighting and camera people. “The Director, Tony Scott, was here twice, once with his crew and once with his family. They were the most unpretentious group of people I ever met. We know Bradford as a great little town, but it’s not Hollywood. They fell in love with the place.”

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SNOWPLOWING Frank Billittier assistant regional design engineer for the New York State DOT has been quoted, “right now, if you go down the 219 once you get south of Springville it’s a winding, curving road”. When complete 219 will become a major route to move tourist traffic and spur on economic development and job growth by allowing companies to haul their products to market more efficiently than ever. “The [state DOT] still considers the 219 project a very important project,” Says Mr. Billittier, “When the fiscal environment improves and funding becomes available the department is most likely going to restart work and ultimately construct the remaining sections”.

commission, just last summer the New York State Department Of Transportation (DOT) announced it was suspending work on a supplemental environmental impact phase. Amid the state’s economic woes the department said it was devoting its resources to maintaining roads and bridges. A number of elected officials blasted the suspension and some environmentalists have criticized the project. Yet others are maintaining their claim that these delays are unnecessary and that government officials have made planning mistakes that have spawned increased costs. Meg Lauerman, project manager for Continental 1, has said of the 219 project, “an extended Rout 219 expressway would be a vital link [that will provide] a connection from Toronto and Buffalo to Western Pennsylvania and points farther south”. Ms. Lauerman was also very excited about the upcoming ribbon cutting ceremony saying, “[it will be] a community

event and its going to be a real celebration”. Frank Billittier assistant regional design engineer for the New York State DOT has been quoted, “right now, if you go down the 219 once you get south of Springville it’s a winding, curving road”. When complete 219 will become a major route to move tourist traffic and spur on economic development and job growth by allowing companies to haul their products to market more efficiently than ever. “The [state DOT] still considers the 219 project a very important project,” Says Mr. Billittier, “When the fiscal environment improves and funding becomes available the department is most likely going to restart work and ultimately construct the remaining sections”. For more information about the 219 project or the Continental 1 group log on to: contenental1.org or visit the Department Of Transportation website: www.nysdot.gov

on ‘Ladies and Gentlemen.’ I find that I draw influences from all different types of music, because I grew up singing everything.” To what does LeAnn Rimes enjoy listening? Her favorites include Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, “which I listen to all the time.” Rimes made her first television singing appearance on “Star Search” when she was eight years old. Back then there was no “American Idol” or “Dancing with the Stars.” Three years later she cut a record deal. Would she consider going on “Dancing with the

Stars” now? “They’ve asked me many times” but she has not been able to do so because of her touring commitment. “Maybe one day, we’ll see.” Tickets to see LeAnn Rimes and guitarist Hunter Hayes, who will open the show, are available by calling or visiting the Bradford Creative and Performance Arts Center office at 10 Marilyn Horne Way in Bradford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and online at bcpac. com. Student rush tickets, if available, will sell for halfprice an hour before the show in the Bradford Area High School Auditorium lobby.

Sylvester notes that Lew Temple is coming back to Bradford for the opening of the film on November 12th. “He’s going to be here at the Option House on the 12th and 13th to meet and greet people and talk about the film and the movie business in general. He’s a very engaging, personal guy. Everybody loved him.” Temple sent an e-mail to Sylvester with an update about the new movie. In the email, Temple stated, “I went to the premiere the other night and it’s really a great film. I’m very excited for its opening and feel that it will do well. I showed very well and perhaps experienced a

change in my career.” The Option House will serve up a special “Unstoppable” buffet on November 12th and 13th for $15. Later on in the week, when his business is closed, Sylvester plans on taking his entire staff to see the film, “to cheer it on!” At the Main Street Bradford Movie House, Jim Guelfi notes that “Unstoppable” will run for two weeks following the November 12th premiere, which is a Friday. The theater will offer special early matinees on Saturday and Sunday. The movie will also open on November 12th at the Carmike Cinema in Allegany.

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STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT : COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. SUMMONS WITH NOTICE, MANDY L. BACKUS, JOSEPH M. BACKUS, and “JOHN DOE” and “MARY DOE” (Said names being fictitious, it being the intention of plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein), Defendants. INDEX NO: 77446 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE: YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT.

Worship Services

In & Around Ellicottville

Alliance Community Church, 6748 Route 417, Killbuck (next to Post Office), 945-4292 Sunday 11:00am Faith Baptist Church of Mansfield, 7968 Reed Hill Road, Little Valley, 257-3645 Adult Bible Study/Sunday School 10:00am, Sunday Worship 11:00am & 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm Prayer & Bible Study First Baptist Church of Great Valley, 5049 Route 219, Great Valley, 945-4629 Sunday School for all ages 9:30am, Sunday Worship Service 10:45am & 6:30pm Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 22 Jefferson St., E’ville, 699-2592 Mass Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am Little Valley United Methodist Church, 109 Court Street, Little Valley, 938-6150 Sunday School 9:15am all ages, Worship 10:30am

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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EMPLOYMENT

Help Wanted: Kitchen staff for Dina’s at the Mont. Stop in at Dina’s restaurant, 15 Washington Street, Ellicottville to fill out an application.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

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.

PUBLIC NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Assessor of the Town of Great Valley, Jeff Forster, will be available at the next Regular Town Board Meeting, scheduled for 7:00 pm on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Great Valley Town Hall, to answer any questions of concerns about the re-evaluation of assessments within the Town. PUBLIC NOTICE: The Town of Great Valley will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Great Valley Town, 4808 Route 219, Great Valley to consider Local law 4-2010, Dog Licensing Law. THE TOWN OF GREAT VALLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON BUDGET. Notice is hereby given that the Budget of he Town of Great Valley for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of January, 2010 has been completed and filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of Great Valley, where it is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours of the Town Clerk. FURTHER, notice is hereby given that the Town Board of Great Valley will meet and review said Budget and hold a public hearing thereon at the Great Valley Town hall at 7:00 pm on Monday, the 8th day of November, 2010 and that at such hearing any person may be heard in favor or against any item or items contained therein. Pursuant to Section 113 of Town Law, the proposed salaries of the following town offices are hereby specified as follows: Supervisor, $11,000.00; Highway Superintendent, $50,272.00; 2 Town Justices, $8,675.00 each; 4 Councilmen, $1,800.00 each; Town Clerk/Tax Collector $15,708.00; Building Inspector, $12,575.00; Assessor, $17,000.00; Budget Officer, $550.00. By order of the Town Board, Toni Evans, Town Clerk.

LEGAL NOTICES

Solomon’s Porch Ministries, 7705 Toad Hollow Road, Mansfield, 257-3040 or 257-9138 Sunday 10:00am, Tuesday-Sunday 7:00pm

This Week’s Difficulty Level:

House for rent for Ski Season. Call 716-307-3077. Christmas Rental: Luxury 3 bedroom, 3 bath, fully furnished townhouse, in town, with awesome views available Dec 17 thru 29. Call Chris @ 905 353 2404 For Rent: In Ellicottville, recently remodeled, 2 bedroom apartment with laundry room. Non-smokers and no pets. 716-649-6922. For Rent: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apt, full kitchen, 1 parking space, newly renovated, new carpet, paint $499 monthly / $1,900.00 for Ski Season. Please call Norma Jean @ 716-9824995. For Rent: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom efficiency, 1 parking space, newly renovated, new carpet, paint, $399 monthly / $1,100.00 for Ski Season. Please call Norma Jean @ 716-982-4995.

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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. 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. 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. 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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VIEWS

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“Trick or Treat!” ECS Students Paraded the Village Friday

Photos, Gary Kinn

Rotary Club of Ellicottville’s Halloween Bash at the Legion

Photos, Gary Kinn

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HALL Events

Thursday November 11 @ 1PM

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