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Volume 11 ~ Issue 49

A FREE Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

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HV 60th Anniversary

Music Notes

A Christmas Stroll

From One T-Bar Lift in 1957 to 13 Ski Lift Resort

28 Year Tradition in the Heart of the Village this Weekend

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The day’s activities will conclude with a living Nativity. (See Schedule on Page 4)


Saturday, December 3rd, 6PM

By Kerra Trivieri

Yodeler slope and base of the T-Bar, circa 1959

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tHE hICK uPS Tuesday, December 6th, 6:30PM WAGNER & WINSTON Wednesday, December 7th, 8PM

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Friday, December 2nd, 10PM


Saturday, December 3rd, 10PM

Thanks to a November lake effect snow storm and the tireless work of the snow making crew, Holiday Valley was able to start its ski season last Saturday. Yodeler, School Haus, and Mardi Gras were

open for skiers from 8:30am until 10pm on Saturday and Sunday. Die-hard skiers and snowboarders came from far and wide to enjoy some of the earliest fall skiing in the area. Though the resort See “ANNIV.” Page 9

Inside Business:

This Friday, December 2 at EBC Supports Local Families in Need The spirit of the season is unmatched in Ellicottville, and Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas is a perfect opportunity to share it with friends. Irish music, story telling, raffles, food and fun and all for his favorite cause: “Santa’s Workshop”, a Christmas outreach that makes the season a little happier for over 20 area families in need. Help share the spirit with friends to help give back to families in our community.

Madigan’s Celebrates 35

Customers Share Fond Memories ..... Pg. 7 Kevin and Grace Kell in the early years of Madigan’s

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Irish Christmas Fundraiser WNY Olympians Honored

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

It is the most wonderful time of the year and Ellicottville will help celebrate this joyful season with its many upcoming annual events. This Saturday, December 3, Ellicottville will host its popular Christmas Stroll in the heart of the village, a tradition that has been a part of the community for the past

28 years. “This is a very community-based event,” said event organizer Gwen Bush. “There are a lot of moving parts and all ages of Ellicottville’s own kids are involved - from the songs of the Jazz Choir and Ellicottville high school instrumental musicians to the characters in the live Nativity

By Chad Neal The History of Madigan’s starts 35 years ago. Grace Kell worked for Rita McKnight who owned the previous business in the building called the Harness Shop. The Kells bought the business and building much to the chagrin of McKnight’s son Jimmy Joe Pierce... Last week marked the 35th Anniversary of the legendary establishment in Ellicottville, Madigan’s. Every year the Kells, owners of the bar and restaurant celebrate their successful business by inviting friends and family to enjoy a slew of appetizers as well as drink prices from 1981, the year they opened.

Christmas Cantata... Page 3

Cantata Choir Event to Take Place December 18

The 35 member Community Choir , under the direction of Annette Ieda, has been practicing for four weeks already, alternating its Sunday afternoon rehearsals between Salamanca and Ellicottville. This year’s production is “The Heart of Christmas”....

New Book Celebrates Area’s Olympic Champions Story by John Thomas, Staff Writer

Western New York has produced many individuals who have risen to national prominence; Millard Fillmore and Wolf Blitzer are just two who spring to mind. But the roster of sports figures from the WNY area who have gained fame far exceeds any other category of endeavor. Not as well known, but equal in achievement, are the WNY natives who have attained Olympic glory. They may not have the recognition of major sports stars, but their dedication to their chosen sport is unmatched. The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall See BOOK Page 9

Holiday Make-n-Take

Make Personalized Products with Essential Oils

Painting’s Double Mystery

Portrait Found in EVL May Have Spiritual Connections

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Join Annie Widger and Lisa Williams this Sunday, December 4th for an afternoon of creative holiday fun. A small fee of $30 will reserve your spot upstairs in the kitchen area above Ellicottville Spirits. This event includes the opportunity to use Young Living’s amazing essential oils to make 3 personalized holiday themed products. Young Living’s essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of benefits from cosmetic and dietary purposes to spiritual and religious use. Young Living has always been at the forefront of bringing this ancient tradition to modern users, introducing millions to emotional,

Two weeks ago, The Villager received a communication via email from Mr. Kevin Lee, a minister in the Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida. Attached was a photo of a painting of a woman from the early 1900’s. According to Mr. Lee, the painting hung in an Ellicottville tavern for many years. Lee says the bar owner bought the painting at a flea market and gave it a place of honor over the bar in the restaurant. When the establishment closed, the owners took the painting with them. While researching a book Mr. Lee found himself in the museum of the Lilly Dale Assembly Spiritualist Camp and saw the photo of the painting. He was told the portrait had hung in a bar in Ellicottville, and hoping to learn more of its history, asked us to run the photo. In last week’s paper, we asked anyone who might recognize the painting to contact the paper. To this point no one has, but the mystery of the painting goes even deeper. In the early years of the twentieth century, two Spiritualist sisters in Chicago became well known for

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See PAINTING page 7

By Jordyn C. Riethmiller

Cleveland Metro Pre-season Race Camp 2016 : December 12 - 16, 2016 : Holiday Valley Resort

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Across the street from the beginners slope at HoliMont this family size chalet is move in ready for the upcoming ski season! MLS#B463590…$355,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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This 3 bedrooms/ 1 1/2 bath property is so close to the village and has the most beautiful country setting. MLS# B498638...$289,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

This HoliMont chalet has been lovingly used by same owners for 40 years. This 5/1.2 is unique in style & design – A must see!! MLS#B1006515….$218,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




HoliMont slopeside living, walk to shop, dine & nightlife. This 3/2 has a unique interior setting it apart from other places & views of the slopes! MLS#B487836…$219,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Unique, upscale home renovation offers open floor plan, FP, 1st flr master, open loft, huge deck, and deep lot w bocce court. MLS#B503513…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Views of Holiday Valley and HoliMont on 66 acres. Land on both sides of the road. MLS#B499160…$999,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353




58 Jefferson Aterrific location, beautiful updates, and room for the whole family! It doesn’t get much better than this! Call for Availability & Rates

6659 Deer Crossing This gorgeously situated home boasts luxury and convenience! Breathtaking views you won’t want to miss! Call for Availability & Rates

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With last Thursday’s annual food fest finally behind us, we can now turn our attention to what comes next. With only four weeks before Santa arrives, it’s time to make a list and check it twice and eliminate those who weren’t too very nice. You know who you are …

For any bonafide shopaholic, the next few weeks are as close to nirvana as one can get. I myself have been known to make a few gift purchases - when a special occasion warrants, of course. Such as when the day of the week ends in the letter ‘y’. So here’s Jeanine’s advice for “holiday shopping ‘til you dropping” … First – and this is key – relax! It’s going to be okay, honestly. I would suggest you start out with a nice glass (or two) of your wine of choice while you ponder just how much all this Christmas shopping will cost you. Or not – the heck with it – Christmas shopping only comes but once a year! Having a game plan – a roadmap, if you will – of which stores to hit, and in what order, is mightily important. And this is the beauty of shopping in E’ville – EVERY store in the village

is SO convenient. Here’s what I do - purchase at least two items from each store – don’t miss a single one - and don’t have anyone specific in mind when you make your purchases. Get stuff that appeals to you and you alone. Be conspicuous – you want all your friends to see you lugging dozens of shopping bags from store to store. Go home, pull everything out and decide who would like what. Inevitably, there’ll be a few items that won’t find a home for Christmas. I call these the “orphan presents” - these poor leftover gifts desperately need to be adopted - by me, of course. So, everybody’s holiday happy! So, dear readers, remember the best shopper is an impulsive shopper – don’t agonize over your purchases – just buy the darn thing. And hang on to those receipts. Until next week … JZC

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 1,170 - Year to date 71,423

Villager on the Street/First Chair

Extra, Extra!! Read All About It! Team Bacon once again gets coveted first chair on opening day at Holiday Valley, Saturday 11/26. Pictured photo right: (left to right) Bella Bacon, Mike Paterniti and Jackson Bacon. Photo/Billy Bacon

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HV Resort Operations Holiday Valley Resort Not Open for Skiing & Riding this Weekend Dec. 3-4

s With this week’s warm weather and rain Holiday Valley will not be open for t skiing and riding this weekend, Dec. 3-4. However, it looks like we’ll be able – to make snow Friday and Saturday nights, possibly Sunday. More serious cold weather is predicted starting Wednesday and we’re targeting Friday, n December 9 to reopen. r t . Local Writers Wanted: E-mail t u g

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Christmas Cantata

Cantata Choir Event to Take Place Dec. 18 at 3 & 6pm

The 35 member Community Choir , under the direction of Annette Ieda, has been practicing for four weeks already, alternating its Sunday afternoon rehearsals between Salamanca and Ellicottville. This year’s production is “The Heart of Christmas” by Pepper Choplin. Performances will take place on Sunday, December 18th at 3pm at the United Congregational Methodist Church on Broad Street in Salamanca, and 7pm at the Holy name of Mary Church on r Jefferson Street in Ellicottville. A free will offering will be taken to n help pay for the music, and for the Community Food Pantry housed at t the United Church in Ellicottville. A catered reception will be held in s the HNM Church Hall following the 7pm performance. The public is invited to attend this worthwhile event that our local communities are presenting for the Christmas/Advent Season. Please mark you calendar, and celebrate the birth of Christ in such a grand and glorious fashion! You won’t want to miss this year’s production! - Annette Ieda

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on life,” said the Hamilton, Ontario native and two-time Canadian Amateur Champion. “Playing in front of a bunch of friends and family that week in New York, I finished tied for fifth. That was the finish that propelled me to where we are today. I mean, without that tournament, without getting in that week, who knows where I am right now. I might be back at Q School. It’s pretty crazy to think that that’s where I was and here’s where I am now.” This year, Hughes was 140th on the Tour money list until finishing fifth at the LECOM Health Challenge in July. He then won the third-to-last event of

the Regular Season, the Price Cutter Charity Championship, to clinch his TOUR card. The victory is significant for Hughes, as it arrives in what was the 25-year-old’s ninth career TOUR start, his fifth as a rookie. Additionally, the $1,080,000 winning purse provides immediate financial security along with job security in the form of exemptions through the 20182019 TOUR season and a guaranteed ticket to Augusta National for his second start in a major championship (in addition to the 2013 U.S. Open). For more information on Mackenzie Hughes’ victory, visit the

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“A Bear Creek Christmas” Craft Show and Tree Lighting Saturday Dec. 10, In Franklinville

On Sat, December 10 from 12-9pm you are invited to celebrate with The Woods at Bear Creek at their Christmas Celebration, ‘A Bear Creek

Christmas’ and 3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be plenty to do with a Holiday Craft Show, Wagon Rides and

Kids Activities. Proceeds will benefit ‘Toys for Tots’ and this is sponsored by US Foods. Schedule for events as follows: 12pm-4pm: Holiday Craft Show, 5pm: Music, Donuts, Hot Chocolate and Cider, 5:30pm: Wagon Rides, 7pm: Third Annual Lighting of the Tree, 7:15pm: Candy Raffle, 7:30pm - 9pm: Fun Activities for kids. Spend magical day at The Woods at Bear Creek just before Christmas. Admission is $10 per adult, or $7 for Children under 10. FREE admission if you donate an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots Benefit.

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Poetry Corner:

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Restless Heart @ SAC

Two Shows at Seneca Allegany Casino This Weekend Dec. 3 & 4

Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing over 25 singles on the charts – with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations – including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group trophy. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at The Logo Shop, and all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone at 1-800745-3000. For more information on this event please visit http:// entertainment/.

What a wondrous face I saw that day She was romping in the sand in Tortola Bay Her skinny little legs were all covered in sand As she held her grandmas gnarled old hand She stopped and gave me a curious look And I looked back putting down my book She must be six or seven years I think And her hair was the color of India ink Her face was the color of un-creamed tea And her eyes were as dark as all eternity She smiled at me and my heart gave way On that sun filled beach in Tortola Bay By Joey DiPasquale

Get in the holiday spirit Heart has been topping the the Nashville way. Restless charts with the country hits Heart Christmas: A Season you know and love. Now, see of Harmony is LIVE at the them perform distinguished Seneca Allegany Events renditions of your favorite Center for two nights of old (and new) holiday tunes good country Christimas like “Silent Night,” “Jingle Cottage to be Officially Open December 7th in Olean cheer. December 3 at 7pm Bell Rock,” “Tennessee OLEAN -- Santa and children from 6 - 8 PM on place it in the mailbox.   and December 4 at 5pm. Christmas” and more. Mrs. Claus are Back in Wednesdays, December 7 and In addition to the Santa visits, For over 30 years, Restless John Dittrich, Greg many activities are planned Town!  Greater Olean Area December 14.   Chamber of Commerce, City A mailbox, created by for this holiday season. You of Olean, Home Depot, and families of the EvenStart can get events information Duggan and Duggan General program, was constructed and by visiting www.oleanny. Contractors will host the ‘Visit is placed by Santa’s Cottage com. For more information with Santa’ at his cottage in in Lincoln Park.  Santa is regarding Santa Claus Lane, Olean’s Lincoln Park.  Santa encouraging all children to please call 716/372-4433 or CCAC “Splatter and Spirits” Dec. 9 at 6pm Claus will visit with the write a letter to Santa and email

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Paint Night in Allegany

Tag Class

Tag Class – Join instructor Cheri Reed at the Memorial Library on Tuesday, November 29th from 6 pm to 8 pm and make multiple, professional looking tags for your gifts. Maximum number will be ten people so be sure to register in advance. Cost is $15 to cover the cost of the supplies. No prior experience is necessary.

Story Time

Story time at the Ellicottville Memorial Library is held every Wednesday at 11:00AM. For more information on new arrivals of books, coming events and classes; or to browse the system catalog for books, eBooks and movies. - Check out our website!

On Friday, December 9 from 6-9pm you are invited to join artist Samila Sosic for CCAC’s second Paint Night. She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring your favorite beverage and a group of friends to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be

provided. You will be painting a lovely portrait of a winter scene. This will be something worth hanging on your wall. Professional Artist Samila Sosic will make sure you create a piece of art that is beautiful all while learning techniques along the way. For more info. on visit Cattaraugus County Arts Council FB page.

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St. Bona Craft Beer Tasting “Praebibo” - Battle of the Breweries: Benefit for BonaResponds

On December 3rd, St. Bonaventure University will be hosting an event to benefit BonaResponds. The term Praebibo comes from the time of St. Bonaventure, ‘Prae” means before, ‘Bibo’ means the drink, meaning a toast before the drink. The event will host five local breweries, each bringing two beers for guests to taste. The event will be held in the Doyle Dining Room from13pm, prior to the Men’s Basketball Game against the

University of Buffalo. The event also includes a “Battle of the Breweries,” open to all over the age of 21, where participants can vote for their favorite beer. The winner will be announced during the basketball game following the event.  The breweries include Four Mile Brewery, Ellicottville Brewery, Southern Tier Brewery, Rohrbach Brewery, and RG Brewery. They will bring their most popular beer and a beer they would like

5 x 7 Art for Everyone at the Art Council December 3

5X7: Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale is an annual fundraiser for CCAC that invites artists both amateur and professional to compose and donate 5” X 7” artworks anonymously. For 2016, there is a Holiday Edition, which will include the addition of handmade and artisan holiday ornaments on a festive holiday tree. The pieces are then “claimed” through a series of

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Launch Party for Sister Publication of The Villager, Celebrated 11/29

to introduce. All guests will receive a 3-ounce tasting glass at the registration table when arriving. Food will also be provided. Tickets are available to purchase at Online prices are $17 for current St. Bonaventure students and $25 for the public. The day of the event, tickets will be $30 per person. Only 200 tickets are available.  This is a strictly 21+ event; proper identification is required for entry. For more information about tickets sales and the event isit the Facebook group at Praebibo: Battle of the Breweries page.  If you have any questions, email Jacqueline Clark at Follow the event account on Twitter at @Praebibo_ Bonas.

Art for Everyone first-pick ticket holder drawings and a mad dash free-for-all. The evening is a lively affair with buyers vying for their favorite pieces among the three hundred-plus artworks lining the gallery walls. Guests enjoy happy hour beverages and appetizers while browsing the artwork before the competition to stake their claim to artwork begins. Value and name recognition are leveled in this sale while fun and suspense is increased. One by one, the fifteen first-pick ticket holders ($30 per person) get to choose one favorite artwork before everyone else. A number of

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pieces remain covered and off-limits during the first-pick round, only to be revealed and unwrapped after being claimed in the round open to all ticket holders. All of the 5” X 7” artwork is sold for a uniform price of $25 per piece. Any remaining artwork at the end of the night will be for sale at the CCAC Gallery through the holiday season. General admission tickets are $15 per person. The event will take place Saturday, December 3 from 6-9pm at the CCAC studio, 100 West Main Street in Allegany. For more information visit

“Home for the Holidays” OGH, BRMC Referral Program

Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, member hospitals of Upper Allegheny Health System, are gearing up their “Home for the Holidays” physician referral program. The hospitals are enlisting community members so that doctors may be encouraged to “come home” to the benefits of practicing in a small, welcoming community. “Hospitals across the country are struggling to recruit physicians from an ever decreasing pool of candidates. These conditions

make it even more difficult for small, rural hospitals such as ours to attract doctors,” said Timothy J. Finan, president and chief executive officer, Upper Allegheny Health System, OGH and BRMC. Those who refer a physician to either OGH or BRMC are eligible to receive a bonus of up to $10,000, depending on specialty and current need. To learn more about the physician referral program, visit www. or call 716/375-6938. Upper Allegheny Health

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Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Mountainview Townhomes! 6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY 14731

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Mountainview Townhomes are tucked up against the hillside next to the Arboretum. This attractive stone and wood complex sets the gold standard for affordable vacation homes. Built in five sections of five units each, the nicely landscaped development has the high end look you might expect to find at Vail or Tahoe. There are several available. At first glance you will notice the excellent landscaping and stone stairs leading up to the front door which opens to the bottom level. Here there was a family or game room, two bedrooms and a full bath. On the main level is a large living room with a stone lined gas burning fireplace in the corner. A sliding glass door leads out to a deck with views of HoliMont and Holiday Valley. This dining and kitchen area have beautiful stone tile floors. This dining area can accommodate a large dining table, and has a sliding glass door out to the back deck. The kitchen is large enough to allow the cook some creativity, and the breakfast bar lets the guests sit close enough to supervise. The sink in the corner of the counter creates a more open work flow for the chef. The beautiful wood cabinets blend with the colors in the Corian counter tops and floor, and the stainless steel appliances add a modern counterpoint. The stove and oven are gas fired. Upstairs is a generous sized master bedroom suite. Although the units vary a bit in layout and size they are linked by a common sense of quality and sophistication. In all cases the choice of materials and dÊcor is first rate. They could easily be a family’s year round residence, or a favorite get away spot. Just a short walk to the park, downtown, and a short drive to the slopes. For more information about these condos contact Holiday Valley Realty Company, Inc. at 716-699-2000.

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Madigan’s Turns 35

Tina Dillon

From Mullligan’s Brick Bar in Allentown to the Green Bar in E’Ville

Connor and Shane Kell

By Chad Neal Last week marked the 35th Anniversary of the legendary establishment in Ellicottville, Madigan’s. Every year the Kells, owners of the bar and restaurant celebrate their successful business by inviting friends and family to enjoy a slew of appetizers, prepared by Jay Buchhardt the renowned Captain of the Ship or the chef, both of which mean in charge. And the Kells also offered drink prices from 1981, the year they opened. The 35th Anniversary party had a large showing of people that came to celebrate with Kevin, Grace, Connor and Caitlyn (Croft), Shane and Brynn and the youngest Kells - Quinn and Gavin. Ushering in the ski season with their annual commemoration Madigan’s has been and is a popular location to relax, party, enjoy and meet people. As a matter of fact Madigan’s has been the center point for several couples who met there and are now married, not to mention the good luck dance on the bar after they get hitched in Ellicottville. The History of Madigan’s starts 35 years ago. Grace Kell worked for Rita McKnight who owned the previous business in the building called the Harness Shop. The Kells bought the business and building much to the chagrin of McKnight’s son Jimmy Joe Pierce who said “I told my Mother no, don’t do it! Keep the Harness Shop mom, don’t sell it. I sat with her at the kitchen table in November of 1981 when she signed the papers with Kevin Kell and Patty Ford. Then in early 1987 I met this girl Therese McMahon who was a part-time bartender there.

29 years,and four beautiful children later, the rest is history. Congratulations to Kevin and Grace and their beautiful family. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” The building has had many facelifts and reinforcements because of the abuse it has taken on. It has grown, as it started out as the downstairs restaurant and back bar they called the tv bar. The mahogany bar itself they used came from Mulligan’s Brick Bar in Allentown in Buffalo, NY. The business has seen it’s share of bartenders and staff and the many tens of thousands of visitors walking the floor, some of which is over 125 years old. If you inspect some of the original beams holding the building together you might be able to tell how old they are and wonder what stories they would tell if they could talk. The building grew in length and the upstairs bar was implemented making the longest bar in Ellicottville, and some say the county. The Villager caught up with some patrons to ask them about some memories they had about Madigan’s: Gail Burroughs (Eddyville) said she remembers “Our wonderful Mother’s Day parties.” Eliska Yeskey (Ellicottville) said “I met my husband for the very first time during a Madigan’s Anniversary party, I think it was 2003, 13 years ago. We still enjoy hitting up Madigan’s whenever we are in town.” Tara Orme-Latreille (Canada) jested, “I don’t have any memories of Madigan’s from the past 20 years, it’s all a blur!” Celeste Ramirez (Peru) reminisced, “As a foreigner, the Green bar was the best place I went during my exchange program. I made

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Cont. From Cover their precipitated paintings of departed loved ones. May and Lizzie Bangs produced spirit paintings of their client’s family members who had died. Clients paid over $100 in 1900 era cash to have a portrait done. What was remarkable was the accuracy of the likeness including the style of dress, hairstyle and unique jewelry worn by the figure in the portrait. All this when the subject may have been dead for several decades and was unknown to the sisters. The Bangs Sisters would place two blank canvases facing each other on an easel in a sunlit window. The sisters would sit beside each edge of the canvas while placing their fingers near the lower corners. During this time, they would be meditating or speaking to their clients delivering intuitive messages. Within approximately 15-45 minutes, amorphous and smoky forms would begin to come forward, build up,

the most lovely memories and met wonderful people there.” Lloyd Long (Salamanca) reflected “Twan, Ray-Ray and I were out for the famous Party Squad on a Thursday night. The only audible thing you could understand from Twan was something like... blah, blah, blah YANKEES! Twan then looks at Ray and me and said something inaudible, walks over to the lead singer and takes the mic- he then proceeds to sing (audibly) “Symphony to the Devil”. Ray and I decide to buy him a shot and do one with him. Twan walks over, reaches behind the bar for a napkin, tucks it into his collar and then grabs all three shots. He shoots one then wipes his lips with the napkin like he is royalty and repeats for the other two shots. When finished he throws the napkin across the bar, looks at Ray and me and states-”like a rock star!” This fantastic story only started what was a crazy night.” Campbell Dawson (Chatauqua) stated, “Every ridiculous, over the top, young, dumb, party antic, sexual, funny, cool or crazy thing you could dream up that might happen in a bar, I’ve been involved in or seen happen at Madigan’s. Not kidding.” Kyle Brassel (Buffalo) said, “The day I got to dance with my beautiful bride on the bar.” Terri Lamb Listati (Ohio) said, “I celebrated my 40th birthday there with about 25 people who surprised me from Cleveland.” Jen Bedell (Cattaraugus) shared, “I got my first ever 8 Ball break at Madigan’s!!! Was so excited, I screamed at the whole bar to stop and look, took a picture of the table then back to a new game!” These and many more memories are in the heads of many folks who have been to Madigan’s. The history is entertaining and the staff is A-1. Definitely one of the most popular hang outs in Ellicottville, for being 35 it sure doesn’t act like it. Madigan’s has the cure for what ails ya, perhaps a cocktail or some real good comfort food for lunch and weekend dinners, and the laughs you get will make it worth the while as well. Happy Anniversary Madigan’s!

then dissipate, and shift into Francisco, there is a Bangs human form. Soon details Sisters painting. and color could be seen to As is the case with so form on the canvas. The many spiritual phenomena, face and eyes would form the Bangs Sisters were last. Clients occasionally swathed in controversy. reported that the finished The Chicago Police accused portraits had closed eyes them of fraud, but a grand upon production, yet jury dismissed the charges. when they arrived home Some magicians of the era the eyes in their portrait claimed to have reproduced had mysteriously opened. their spirit paintings, but the Even more remarkable, the scores of clients who had images on the canvases defy commissioned the paintings explanation. There are no swore to their authenticity. brush strokes, and the image Kevin Lee has been is not made from any known researching a book on the pigment. Bangs Sister’s Precipitated Mr. Lee says he knows Paintings for the past several of only 17 extant paintings years. While doing research from the Bangs Sisters. He at the Lilly Dale Museum, said many of the paintings he was shown the photo of were handed down to the portrait, by a gentleman succeeding generations, who, years ago, had lunch and the recipients, who in an Ellicottville restaurant, didn’t know of their origin, saw the portrait hanging disposed of them. The few over the bar and snapped its paintings on public display picture. Lee says portrait in can be found at the Lilly Dale the photo is exactly the style Assembly’s Museum in Lily of the Bangs Sisters portraits. Dale New York. Another So far no information about can be found in Camp the painting has come Chesterfield in Indiana. The forward. It seems to have Stone Memorial Library disappeared as mysteriously in Conneautville PA has a as it was created. I’ll let Bangs Sisters portrait of the Mr. Lee have the last word, Library’s founder. On the “There is something much West Coast, the Golden Gate further beyond us than we Spiritualist Church in San understand.”


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December begins along with our Ski Season. Holiday Valley opened last Saturday. As long as the cold weather returns and stays with us, the month of December could be a pretty good ski month. This is a good thing because Holiday Valley is a great place to ski and have FUN. Our music and other FUN Stuff is also on a GREAT schedule. For the week beginning Thursday, December 1, 2016 through Wednesday December 7, 2016 we will have eleven Bands including solo music singers, five DJ’s, several All Week Sound System Music Events and one Irish Christmas Fundraiser. THURSDAY, our week begins with one band. We start at 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill when Joseph & Johnson take the stage doing their neat and good time acoustic, folk rock to country music show. Excellent and FUN cover tunes done in their crowd friendly style will, as always, create a FUN Gin Mill music night. FRIDAY, we will have four Bands and three DJ’s rockin December in. The FUN begins at 6:00 PM in The Ellicottville Brewing Company when Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas Fundraiser begins. This neat party in honor of Bob McCarthy, who passed away last June, Supports Santa’s Workshop. Besides several Irish based fund raisers and auctions, there will be a solo musician, Gerry Dixon, performing traditional and new Irish music. Stop by EBC to get

the details on this really FUN Event. Then at 7:00 PM Balloons will have Flipside doing their Classic to Pop Rock show. This Band of over twenty years, continues to be a staple in Buffalo’s Music Community. Their music includes neat versions of classic rock and party tunes covering everything from Billy Idol and Nickelback to Frank Sinatra and Frankie Valli. Following Flipside, a DJ will take over with neat tunes and party promo till close. Also at 7:00 PM, Villaggio will have The Robin Benedict/Brennagh Burns Duo on stage. This acoustic duo from Canada does close harmony, mainly original tunes in a very friendly and crowd involved way. This being their first show in Ellicottville will make a really FUN music Friday happen in Villaggio. Then at 9:00 PM Friday two more shows will happen. First The Gin Mill will host the return of Joseph & Johnson for their second show of a three show week. Again, another FUN Gin Mill Music & Party Night is on the way. Also at 9:00 PM The PUB in Great Valley will have DJ Felony and his Karaoke Show performing. Like always, The PUB Patrons will have two options, be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times. Then at 10:00 PM Madigans will have DJ Nelz & DJ Tyler Swift on duty in their up-stairs Party & Dance Hall till close. SATURDAY will be another four Band and just two DJ evening. First at 6:00 PM Balloons will have The Bleeding Hearts Band performing. This popular, veteran three-piece Classic Rock Band from the western area of NY and PA, plays a unique blend Classic Rock from the 60’&70’s, Retro Hits of The 80’s, Alternative Hits from the 90’s and Current Hits of Today. Following The Bleeding Hearts a DJ will take over till close.

Then at 8:00 PM Jess &w Ed will be doing an acousticb show in Villaggio. This duoc specializes in close vocalb arrangements with acousticD accompaniment. They design their set list to fit the needs ofd their audience. They usuallyp include pop to rock to classicg tunes that will have their“ audience enjoying their show.c Moving to 9:00 PMc Saturday when two moret Bands will be performing.h First The Gin Mill will haves Live & Kickin on staget doing their live music for all occasions show. This threeH piece, good time, rock band,a plays to the desires of theirm audience and always createsp s a great party time. Also at 9:00 PM The PUB in Great Valley will host Joseph & Johnson for their third show of the week. Good time acoustic, folk rock to country music will be happening in The PUB. Then at 10:00 PM Madigans will have DJ Nelz & DJ Tyler Swift return to their up-stairs Party & Dance Hall till close. SUNDAY and MONDAY will be music free. However, Monday Balloons will be offering their chicken wings at twenty-five cents each from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. TUESDAY, Our week continues on with one band and Taco Tuesday. First Taco Tuesday will happen in Madigans. Delicious Tacos that Madigans serves at only one dollar each until they run out makes for a FUN evening. Then at 6:30 PM The Hick Ups will return to The Gin Mill. Bobby, Mike, Kevin and Lil Jack will be doing their neat Blue Grass, Ole Country to Southern Rock Show making a FUN time happen in The Gin Mill. WEDNESDAY, at 8:00 PM, our music week becomes complete in The Gin Mill with Joe Wagner & John Winston doing their traditional, acoustic classic folk to southern rock music show. Wednesday is always a great night of Gin Mill music, munchies and FUN. C.U. Round The Music Scene Good Stuff No Worries

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Cont. From Cover will be closed for skiing and boarding this weekend due to conditions, they are hoping to be able to reopen next Friday, December 9. According to marketing director Jane Eshbaugh, this pre-December opening is good news for local business. “It was a pleasant surprise compared to last season,” It is company policy at the Valley to have all staff training and hiring done by Thanksgiving, so being able to open so close to our goal is always great.” Jane has been working at Holiday Valley since 1981, and has been in the resorts marketing department for the past 25 years. She said that some exciting new additions


Cont. From Cover scene - in making the day memorable.” During the day, Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church will also have their beautiful Nativity display ready for strollers to see on Martha Street. Also throughout the day, keep your eyes open for Santa’s elves, who will partake in the strolling with candy in hand, as well as a live camel, carolers singing their harmonious melodies, and a few other surprises. Santa will be at Villaggio beginning at 4pm to see everyone on the “nice” list. “Santa will be handing out gifts to children too, while


Cont. From Cover of Fame is an organization dedicated to preserving the memory of local athletes, both professional and nonprofessional, who have achieved sports prominence. Co-Authors Denny Lynch and Ron Carr have written a book that honors the Olympians who came from WNY. Denny Lynch was the longtime Director of Community and Public Relations for the Buffalo Bills. Since retiring, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Town of North Boston native Ron Carr is a graduate of Hamburg High School. He earned a Masters in Social Studies Education from Buffalo State College and currently teaches Social Studies at Holland High School. As part of the process of finding nominees for the Hall of Fame, Mr. Lynch would often hear of someone’s relative who had participated


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to Holiday Valley this year include more upgraded snow making equipment. The automated snow guns turn on and off as conditions permit. This allows for a better surface for skiing and snowboarding, and more open trails. Ten years ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary the resort painted the 50th chair on each ski lift gold. When asked, Jane said they didn’t have anything in mind yet to celebrate the 60th anniversary. Overall the resort has a collective sense of optimism for what the 60th season will entail for the ski resort. The resort has come quite a long way in the 60 years since its inaugural season. Holiday Valley started as a small ski hill with its first season in 1957. Back then, the resort had one T-bar lift. The resort

has managed to improve dramatically while other ski hills in the area have come and gone. Today Holiday Valley is considered a selfcontained ski resort, with 13 ski lifts capable of carrying 25,000 skiers an hour, over 300 skiable acres of terrain, an 18-hole golf course, pool, spa, and two hotels for guests. Last season Ski Magazine ranked Holiday Valley as the 3rd best ski resort in the East. This recognition is especially impressive considering that the hill only has a vertical drop of 750ft, miniscule compared to many of other resorts in the top ten. The ingenuity and expertise of the Holiday Valley crew has truly made a mountain out of a molehill and hopefully the next 60 years will be just as exciting & successful for the resort.

his elves pass out cookies at Katy’s Cafe,” added Bush. Later in the day, the fun will continue with the annual “ReinDog” Parade at 4:30pm., led by the proud owners of these adorable pooches. The parade will start at the post office and move down Washington street past Monroe street and circle back around. “This is a big event that is always a lot of fun,” said Bush. “We supply the antlers if dog owners do not have them. It is always fun to see how creative people get with their dog’s costumes.” The day’s activities will conclude with a living Nativity, featuring the local children of Ellicottville, which will tell the story of the birth of Jesus. The procession begins at 6pm, ending at the Village gazebo, where the pageant

will take place with the story and celebrations. It is truly a beautiful and calming sight to see. The Christmas Stroll in its entirety is a very special day that the Ellicottville community celebrates each year. Sadly, however, Bob McCarthy - who has always been the backbone of this event - will no longer be able to lend his voice to this special day. “Bob was a big help in putting the event together,” Bush said. “It is important to remember what a beloved member of our community he was and that he will be missed dearly.” McCarthy not only served as announcer and planner, but also as Santa’s driver and he will be remembered fondly, especially on Saturday.

in the Olympics. It prompted him to ask if there were any other area natives who had been to the competition. “We tried to research it and found there was no list of any kind,” (of Olympic athletes), he said. Lynch and co-author Carr created a research study to “identify people from the Western New York area who participated in the Olympic Games since 1900.” The project began two years ago with an original list of 77 names. As the two men did their research the original list grew to over 190 names. “We had a lot of fun putting it together, and we really feel it makes a major contribution to Western New York sports history.” He goes on, “People are surprised to hear that there were that many people from Western New York.” The book covers some of the obvious people as well as lesser-known individuals. Among the famous Olympians is Louis Zamperini, born in Olean, who went on to run in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Later he would be made famous in Laura Hillenbrand’s book

and the movie Unbroken. Or, they are the predecessor to current sports stars, like Ignatius (Iggy) Gronkowski who was on the 1924 US Cycling Olympic team. He is the grandfather to the Gronkowski brothers. They are all athletes, most notably Rob, who plays for the New England Patriots. There are also sports stars with a more local connection: Jillian Vogtli attended ECS and started skiing at Holiday Valley. Or Erik Schlopy who was born in Buffalo and skied at Kissing Bridge. He skied giant slalom at the Lillehammer Olympic Games in 1994. Travis Mayer won silver in men’s moguls at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Not bad for a kid from Springville. The book is proof that not only does our area produce world-class statesman and journalists, but great athletes as well. The self-published book would be a great addition to the Christmas list for any local sports fan. It is being printed in Buffalo and came out the first of October. Locally it is being sold at Dekdebrun’s and The City Garage.

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Community Calender November 20th – December 17th beginning at 10am. Sunday Country Christmas For more information on this event please visit Salamanca’s Silver Bells Festival concludes with the Randolph Volunteer Fire As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves Department’s Toy Auction which takes place at and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if 2pm. December 1st – 15th you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing For more information on this event please visit Christmas in Allegany, NY of bells. Bells? Yes, that’s right we all love that it’s December 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m. • December 8, 6:30almost Sliver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air 8:00 p.m. • December 10, 1 to 3 p.m. • December there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings December 4th 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m. of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and NYS Snowmobile Safety Training Visit the Clauses at Santa’s House at 106 East Main green. The NYS approved Snowmobile Safety Training Street. For details, call 716-373-1460. The Ray and Wyn Evans Foundation, your course will be held on Sunday, December 4, Seneca Salamanca Chamber and its members are 2016 from 8am to 4pm at the VFW in Little December 2nd busily planning and organizing their holiday events Christmas in Gowanda 2016 with Polar Express Valley. The course is taught and co-sponsored by to help you ring in the Christmas season. Kicking the Cattaraugus County Sheriff ’s Department. Train off the celebration and having the shoppers rushing Participants must be 10 years of age by the class Gowanda is a beautifully quaint community home with their treasures will be the Holiday Craft nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus date. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for the show at the Seneca Nation Allegany Community registration process. Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Center on November 20th to start it all off. You must enroll in ADVANCE and can do so by Celebration on December 3, 2016. Come help us Santa’s big scene begins with Light Up Night calling Chad Erlandson at 572-4557. For more start off the holiday season downtown with local on December 1st. Santa’s Workshop at Prospect information on this event please visit https://www. merchants, train rides all day, Santa Snowflake School will be December 2nd and the Cattaraugus Pet Walk, Annual tree lighting ceremony, Holiday Living Arts Association will once again Club/598288746863697 Spirit Parade and a festive atmosphere for the present two showings of their Silver Bells Variety whole family. Of course we can not forget that Show at 2 and 6 P.M. on December 4th at the Ray December 4th Santa and all his helpers will be there to help us Evans Seneca Theater. A Christmas Spectacular Cadillac Jack’s presents celebrate this joyous time of year! Mark your at the Swan Street Florist on December 7th will A Bubbly Holiday Bash calendars! be followed by Cattaraugus County’s Community What better to welcome the holiday season than Action’s Santa’s Carnival on December 8th, then a pairing with BUBBLY? Register now to be part December 2nd – 4th have Breakfast with Santa at Myers Steakhouse & of the fun on Sunday, December 4th at 2PM for Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend Inn December 10th. Or on December 10th, the a sexy, sparkling wine and food pairing. Spanish Randolph begins their Country Christmas theater will have a free showing of The Secret Life Cava, Italian Prosecco, and champagnes from Weekend with the Memory Tree Ceremony in of Pets at 2 P.M. and Christmas Eve at 7pm. New Triangle Park at 7:3opm.The Christmas Parade will France, California and the Finger Lakes, each this year to the Silver Bells Celebration have a paired with a delicious small course for only $80 take place at 6pm and will “Light up the Night” picture taken with Santa at Light Up Night and at per person. on Saturday when Santa and Mrs. Claus make Breakfast with Santa! Santa and his reindeer will’llbe done in time to enjoy their Bills a visit. Children are invited to visit with Santa be at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum away-game specials! This is a great holiday gift for and Mrs. Claus before the parade at the Library. Dec 17 from 10am to 12pm. yourself and someone you love! They will also receive a passport which directs Let’s all not to forget, that above all this bustle Register by emailing For families downtown where children can get a small you’ll hear the Silver Bells, ring-a-ling, hear them Christmas treat for the snowflake scavenger hunt. more information on this event please visit https:// ring soon it will be Christmas day. Visit the Annual Craft Show at RCS’s gymnasiums

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BRIDGES FOR SALE - For Snowmobile, ATV or Cross Country Ski Trails. Various Sizes and Delivery for Extra Charge. $200 Each. Call 716-337-3930 NEVER SCRAP ICE OR GET INTO A COLD CAR AGAIN! Beat the Christmas rush, and get a Remote Car Starter installed at the Sound Track, most vehicles start at $259.95, installed. Call 716-373-2328 or stop in at 59 West Main Street, Allegany NY.  

FOR RENT FOR RENT - Office Space For Rent At 39 Mill Street - 510 Square Feet, Build To Suit. $468.00  A Month Plus Utilities. Please Call 716-699-4516 for information. 

SEASONAL RENTALS - 2 & 3 Bdrm, fully furnished, in Village, 1 mi. from slopes. E-mail - or Phone - (905) 357-9163 or (905) 651-3342

SEASONAL RENTAL - Ski in ski out 2 bedroom 1 bath condo, best location at Snowpine Village. Beautifully furnished professionally decorated. $6,000 12/26 – 3/31. 716-465-7212

FOR RENT – Newly constructed home for Rent, High-end luxury ski house. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, wood burning fireplace. Sleeps 8 – 10 people, Only 2 miles from The Village. Call 716-378-4223 FOR RENT - 3 Bedroom Ranch in Franklinville. Call 716-244-1573

FOR RENT - One bedroom apartment with covered porch. Enjoy the Village year round. Cathedral ceiling living room, wall to wall carpet, Tiled tub/shower. Eat in Kitchen or on deck. 1-year minimum. $650 plus utilities per month. No smoking or pets. Call Earth Arts at 716-699-2169

SEASONAL RENTAL: 4 bedroom and 3 /12 bath house on quiet street. Fully furnished and equipped; a home away from home. No smoking and no pets. Rent plus utilities and security deposit. Available December 10, 2016 thru April 16, 2017. Call 716-699-4516 or 716-397-9527 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT - 1 mile from HoliMont - $450+ Utilities - Call Mike 585.993.3071

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FOR RENT - 6016 Sugartown Road - Available now - 3 bed/2 bath Apt - Unfurnished $900 per month 1 year lease electric is extra. Seasonal also an option,. 716-863-2719 or 716-633-8981 FOR RENT - Studio Apartment in town sleeps 4 - Seasonal lease $4500 or year round lease for $7000. 716-863-2719 - see pictures on www.EllicottvilleVacationRentals. com

WANTED WANTED - Handy Man. Call Jim- 572-9192

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED - The Silver Fox Steakhouse is looking for Experienced Kitchen Staff. Stop in at 23 Hughey Alley, Thursday thru Saturday for an application or fax resume to 716-699-4691 or email

HELP WANTED: Part-time Hostess for Slopeside Bar & BBQ, 6089 Route 219 South, Ellicottville.  Must be available to work Friday and Saturday night shift, and Saturday day shift.  Must be personable, dependable, and work well with others.  Stop in for an application or call Bob @ 699-2227.

HELP WANTED: Telemark Motel is looking for part-time office help.  Must be available for Sunday morning shift, Tuesday night shift and fill in for others where needed.  Must be dependable, personable and have computer and office skills.  Also need part-time cleaner.  Call Janet @ 699-4193.

LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE - Notice is hereby given that the Village of Ellicottville is designating the following office to be filled: Trustee – 4 year term • Trustee – 4 year term Elections will be held in March 21, 2017 at the Village of Ellicottville, Fire Hall, Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731 Mary Klahn, Village Clerk ECS Fall Sports Calender Basketball, Boys 7/8/9th • Jan. 18, 5:00 PM At Archbishop Walsh • Jan. 20, 5:00 PM Vs. Allegany-Limestone Central School Basketball, Boys JV • Nov. 29, 6:00 PM Vs. Randolph Central School • Dec. 06, 6:00 PM At Portville Central High School

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Portville Central High School Basketball, Girls 7/8/9th • Nov. 22, 5:00 PM At Franklinville Central High School • Nov. 28, 5:00 PM Vs. Olean High School • Nov. 30, 5:00 PM Vs. Allegany-Limestone Central School • Dec. 05, 5:00 PM At Portville Central High School • Dec. 07, 5:00 PM Vs. Cattaraugus Little Valley Central High School

Basketball, Girls JV • Dec. 06, 6:00 PM Vs. Falconer High School • Dec. 13, 6:00 PM Vs. Hinsdale High School Basketball, Girls Varsity • Dec 02, 6:00 PM At ACE Basketball Tournament • Dec 03, TBD At ACE Basketball Tournament • Dec 06, 7:30 PM Vs. Falconer High School

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2016 Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting at Canalside; December 3

Join us the evening of Saturday, Dec. 3rd for our 2016 Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting event at The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York! This year’s celebration, hosted by Star 102.5‘s Rob Lucas, will feature children’s activities, holiday music, a vendor market, Dickens Carolers, dance performances, giveaways and much more! A Holiday celebration wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa Claus and his reindeer and the lighting of our beautiful Holiday Tree

– courtesy of KeyBank! As always, the event is free! Ice skating will be open until 10:00 p.m.! The cost is $6 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 6-12, and free for 5 and under. Skate rentals: $5. You can receive a $1 discount on skating admission by bringing a non-perishable item that will be donated to the Food Bank of WNY. Food and beverages (including beer and wine) will also be available for purchase. We hope you join us for this fun, festive, and family friendly event on the Waterfront! For more information

please visit: https://www. things-to-do/holidaycelebration-tree-lighting-atcanalside/ *Note: We’ve been monitoring the forecast closely these past few days and due to the threat of rain on Thursday, we have made the decision to move The Canalside Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting to this Saturday, December 3, at 4 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. tree lighting. We hope you can join us Saturday for ice skating, Santa Claus, children’s activities, & more!

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Beat on the Street: What Do You Predict Will Happen in America Under Trump’s Presidency?

By Chad Neal Politics as usual is spewing from the media outlets everywhere. The losing side of the election is demanding a recount and the winning side is deriding the losing side. It’s a circus and it is selling ads left and right, pun intended. The new President Elect, like it or not is Donald Trump. Seen as joke when he first touted running for Chief Executive, is now a reality. Watching the social media and mainstream media outlets proves that people are really afraid of the over zealous reports of hatred and bigotry tied to republican campaign platform. The voters who wanted Trump elected are happy, some surprised, but there are some who are taunting the fans of losing candidate Hillary Clinton. It looks like a pathetic schoolyard spat on some social media sites, as both sides of the gambit have something to say. The more moderate of the losing side are using intellectual humor to prove their point and the more critical seem to be extremely scared. While the Trump fans seem to be either quietly satisfied or some are taunting and browbeating. Come January 20th we will have a new President. What do you predict will happen in America under Trump’s presidency?

Kris K.- Only one way to test a shark suit.

Tom R.- SNL[Saturday Night Live] will have record ratings.

Gary L.- Nothing will happen. Things will strangely not change at all.

Come join instructor Cathy Lacy, At The Ellicottville Memorial Library, on Tuesday, December 13th from 6 to 8 pm for this German paper cutting class. This art form involves making small cuts into paper to create designs. Artists often create visually elaborate designs that incorporate landscapes, flowers, trees, animals and hearts. Some basic techniques will get you started on paper cutting. This class is free!

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SpikeImmigration standards will get stricter, domestic fossil fuel harvesting, small Dick M.- The rich get arms ammunition will richer and the poor get become more available poorer and the middle and the secret service budget will double. class takes a hit again.

Michelle J.- The weak people who think that are owed everything and sit on their asses while others bust theirs will be weeded out and made to stand on their two feet.

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25 W. WASHINGTON Corner dble lot with 2 sep. dwellings. 3 BR/2.5 BTH + oversized garage w/2 BD/1 BTH loft apt. B1001761 $397,500



6835 HOLIDAY VALLEY RD. Furnished 4 BR/3 BTH home w/ slope views. Walk to Spruce Lake. Ski in/ski out in the winter. B506003 $459,900

2 JEFFERSON Premier Village location on corner lot. 7 BR/3.5 BTH; 2 FPs, 2 car garage w/apartment. B479507 $449,000

7420 POVERTY HILL Secluded chalet in Trout Ridge. Furnished 4 BR/3.5 BTH on approx. 1 ac. Family rm. in lower level. B505642 $229,900

7 VAN BUREN 4 BR/4.5 BTH home just a short walk to town. 2nd kitchen, finished full basement, tile & hardwood. B502185 $379,900

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17 DUBLIN 3 BR hillside chalet min. to HM & E’Ville. 2 WBFPs; 1 gas FP. Newer kitchen w/granite & appliances. B1001590 $179,000

2 ELK CREEK Furnished newer 4 BR/3 BTH home w/game room & oversized garage. Open concept throughout. B470789 $284,500

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16 ROCKWELL AVE. Corner location w/dble barn garage; maintained 4 BR home; new metal roof. Nice woodwork. B507088 $164,500

7770 JACKMAN HILL Only min. to E’Ville this home has it all…pond, fire pit, gardens, deck, pool room, bunk room. B505602 $149,500

33 PINE TREE 3 BR townhome. New windows, HW tank & furnace. Updated bathroom & back deck. Walk to Village. B483997 $136,700

7637 IRISH HILL Newer siding & windows. Appliances stay. Large corner 2+ acres w/pond and a great yard. B500479 $139,500

7140 MAPLES RD. 3 BR/2 BTH just 3 mi. outside of Village. Large open kitchen and wraparound deck WBFP; furn. B506809 $136,900

6970 POVERTY HILL Just outside the Village. Furnished 3 BR on over 2 acres. Newer windows, WBFP, deck. B486495 $129,900

7290 HORN HILL View for miles; great deck & hot tub. 3 BR/2 BTH w/central A/C. Wood burning FP. Call Joany Bund at 969-2156

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