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The annual Penguin Paddle to benefit the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program will start with an outdoor barbecue and silent auction at noon February 25 at Holiday Valley ski resort. Penguin races – in which participants race down the hill on their bellies wearing plastic garbage bags – will start at 1 pm. The barbecue lunch is $5 and plastic bags for racers will be $1. The event raises money for equipment for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, which provides ski lessons and instruction for disabled children and adults. It also provides funds for training volunteer instructors and for scholarships for students in financial need. The Penguin Paddle is open to all. Preregistration, which is required, will be open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Creekside Lodge and from 9 am to 1 pm at the base of Yodeler slope.

Village Zoning Changed Co-Op Ext. Plan on Hold/HoliMont Debate Continues By John Thomas Staff writer Village Mayor Charles Coolidge started the Village Board Meeting Monday night by opening the public hearings to consider two propositions. The first was Local Law #1 of the year 2012 to authorize, if necessary, a property tax levy in excess of the 2 % cap established by state law. The second was to create Local Law #2 amending Local Law #3 of 2009, previously amended by Local Law #2 of 2011. The new law would establish a new Commercial 3 zone in the Village. In explaining the need for new local law #1 the Mayor explained that someday, “we may have no choice” to raise property taxes above the 2% limit established by the state. He was quick to point out that this year’s budget does

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not contain a tax increase, and that the Village had “held the line” on budget items this year. The new zoning plan affects two current proposed projects in the Village. The first is the Paladino property at the corner of Mill and Washington. The other is the old bat factory by Parkside. Before he went on, Mr. Coolidge said he wants to schedule a public hearing on the Village budget at the regular board meeting next month. He said the Village had received its sales tax check from the state and the total was $88,606.61 - down about $20 from last year. The mayor opened the floor to public comment, but at the time there was none. He left the public hearing open and went on with the agenda, promising to re-visit the issues under new business. New Water Meters for DPW Head of DPW Harold Morton reported that the next batch of water meters has arrived, and they are beginning instillation. The new water See ZONING page 10

Former Double Diamond Renovated by Nature’s Remedy

The Village Planning Board discussed Tuesday night renovations to the building that formerly housed the Double Diamond Restaurant and Bar. Other matters discussed included renovation of the old Bat Factory and the Kwik Fill Station’s Slated Move.

By John Thomas Staff Writer At the Village Planning Board meeting the board heard plans from Gretchen Mendell to refurbish the former Double Diamond bar. With the sale of the Mercantile building and Mud Sweat and Gears moving into it, there would be no room for Gado Gado and Natures Remedy. Gretchen

has purchased the Double Diamond building and will move both stores into the space. She plans on taking out the old kitchen area an adding another level to it to complete the second story. The back of the building will be improved with new siding, an elevated walkway and lighting. The See PLANNING page 11


Co-Op Delayed

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Town Board Wants More Time to Study Acquisition

By John Thomas Staff Writer

Interview by John Thomas, Staff Writer Buffalo native Brian McKnight will be bringing his Just Me tour to the Jamestown Ice Arena on February 23. The rhythm and blues singer was born in 1969. Growing up he sang in the choir for the Emmanuel Temple Church where his grandfather was minister. Originally he wanted to be a song writer more than a performer, but eventually he signed a recording contract and moved into performing. Now a multiGrammy nominated performer he makes his home in Los Angeles, and is currently touring the country with his Just Me concert.

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The committee charged with coming up with changes in the Town of Ellicottville’s Comprehensive Plan to address the issue of fracking, known officially as the Comprehensive Plan Committee, met last Wednesday night. They went over the draft of their proposed changes in the Comprehensive Plan for the town. The discussion began by acknowledging that the state DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) in the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (dSGEIS) would provide a high level of protection See FRACKING page 11

By John Thomas Staff Writer Town Supervisor John Burrell opened the Town Board meeting Wednesday night with the news that the Jefferson Street Cemetery has been accepted for listing in the National Registry of Historic Places. Supervisor Burrell then said he was going to go directly to the discussion about the Co-Operative Extension and Arboretum. Mr. Burrell briefly went over the history of how the proposition for having the Town and Village take over the property arose. The opportunity came along because Dianne Baker and Kate O’Stricker made a request to the Town and the Village to take ownership of the CoOp building and Arboretum on the condition that the Co-Op continue

to occupy the building. Funding from the county has been cut so severely that the Co-Op can no longer afford to maintain the building and grounds. Both Ms. Baker and Ms. O’Stricker were in attendance. A committee had been formed with representatives from the Village, Town, and the CoOp board to see what could be worked out. Supervisor Burrell held up a drawing that showed the floor plan for the building. He pointed out a colored area that indicated the part of the building the Co-Op would continue to occupy. He pointed to a larger colored area that could potentially be rented out to offset the maintenance costs of the building. The rest of the interior could be used by the Town and Village for office space, a conference room, and See TOWN page 10

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Another three-day weekend, and this one’s a real gem! U.S. Presidents Day, officially known as “Washington’s Birthday,” is a federal holiday in the United States and is celebrated on the third Monday of each February. It’s known as a great weekend for sales, and heaven knows I love to shop and look for bargains. One need not look any farther than the stores in Ellicottville to see we owe quite a bit to our founding padres. Deeply discounted merchandise is the rule of the day and I, for one, will not be denied my particular “pursuit of happiness.” Gentlemen, if you’ve held off purchasing the

perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, now’s your chance to look like a big spender. Watson’s Chocolates not with standing, get her something in addition to that delicious sponge candy in a heart-shaped box (you’ll probably eat most of it, anyway). There’s a lot more to the holiday than shopping, of course. Presidents Day is a good chance to learn more about American history, civic responsibility and the incredible lives of our nation’s leaders. Did you know our country has been celebrating Washington’s Birthday since the 18th century, while he was still alive? It wasn’t until 1885 when President Chester Arthur (the guy with the walrus moustache), declared it a national holiday. And many folks celebrate Washington’s Birthday with desserts made of cherries – cherry pie, cherry cobbler, cherry cake, or just a big bowl of cherries. That, of course, ties in with the old saw (no pun intended) of a young George claiming he “could not tell a lie – he cut the cherry tree down” – bet his dad was really steamed over that one. Speaking of Birthdays! The Villager is celebrating it’s sixth year anniversary this week. Thank you for making this such a wonderful experience

for us and for the community in whole! We have grown so much since our humble beginnings, more than doubling circulation and distribution and it is thank to all of you. Just another reason to indulge this Valentine’s Day weekend indeed! Which lead me to another great President: It seems like a million years ago my financial advisor, (a.k.a. Dad), and I finally reached a conclusion I should go ahead with my plans for a weekly. And I’ll never forget how we thought Ben Franklin, our country’s foremost publisher, should be our mascot. I thought it would be great to hire a theatre student to portray Ben and deliver the inaugural issue around to the village haunts. We went to a celebratory dinner at the Birdwalk that night and who should come strolling in but good ol’ Jack Little - a BF clone if ever I saw one! Dad turned to me and quietly said “There’s your Ben Franklin.” Villager history was made that night, and Ben’s been with us ever since. So, dear readers, enjoy this mid-winter mini break and by all means remember why the ski jacket you’ve coveted all season long is now 40% off. I’m sure George and Abe would want you to look great on the slopes. Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer

Parking Ban in Ellicottville Winter Parking Requirements from December 1 - March 31

To all residents and visitors to the Village of Ellicottville: It’s almost time for the Annual Winter Parking Ban in the Village. This Ban affects Washington Street from Jefferson Street to Mill Street; and Monroe Street from Elizabeth Street to Martha Street and is in effect from December 1 thru March 31 annually. There is NO PARKING on these streets from 4:00 a.m to 6:00 a.m. to allow the Village D.P.W. to remove snow in the Village Business District. This parking ban will be enforced daily regardless of snow conditions. Furthermore, please do not leave vehicles parked on or across sidewalks which would interfere with the removal of snow by the Village sidewalk plow. Thank you for your cooperation. Howard T. Gifford - Constable, Village of Ellicottville

Penguins Prevail at HV Annual Penguin Paddle at Holiday Valley February 25

Once again the annual Penguin Paddle prevails at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, New York on Saturday, February 25,2012. The Penguin Paddle is the main fund raiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program which provides ski lessons and instruction for disables children and adults of lal ages and disabilities. The funds raised enable the program to buy new equipment and maintain existing equipment. It also provides funds for training instructors and scholarships for students in financial need. The Lounsbury program currently has 50 volunteers instructors who teach

approximately 250 lessons each season. This also includes a special day devoted exclusively to disables War Veterans. On Saturday the 25th the fun begins at 12 noon at Yodeler lodge with a silent auction and outdoor barbecue lunch. The lunch can be purchased for $5. And the silent auction continues throughout the day featuring many exciting items. There will be a fabulous raffle featuring: a season ski pass at Holiday Valley; a $500 dollar voucher on Southwest Airlines; a pair of high performance skis. The drawing will be at 2 pm and you do not have to be present. Starting at 1pm the Penguin

Paddle begins. Participants ages 4 to dult can purchase a black plastic garbage bag for $1, which is then worn over the upper body. They then climb up to the starting point at Yodeler slope to await the start. The races are done in separate heats according to age, the 4 year olds first. Participants then race down the hill on their bellies penguin style. The winning “Penguin” gets a prize and bragging rights. Special note here: you do not have to be a skier to take part in this event but you must pre-register and you must buy a Lounsbury bag. So please come on out, it’s a fun day for a great cause!



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Centurion Cycling Comes to Ellicottville August 17-19

Get ready for a summer full of Centurion Cycling in spectacular locations. And at each of the four 2012 events, one every month from June to September, Centurion Cycling will continue to offer a weekend full of cycling, deliver the high quality of production that impressed thousands of cyclists in 2011, and provide the controlled course advantage so racers can race and riders can ride. Centurion Ellicottville (Ellicottville, New York). With a secluded location less than one hour south of Buffalo and 2 ½ hours south of Toronto, Ellicottville possesses a small town charm yet a large appetite

for outdoor adventure. The four mountain faces of Holiday Valley Resort test skiers and cyclists alike and this well kept secret among Americans and Canadians is getting out. Events: C100, C50, C25, Individual Time Trial, Elite Team Time Trial, Kid’s Ride. In Ellicottville, it’s a short course Individual Time Trial. For Elites, the 4-person Team Time Trial involves strategy in a race against the clock and for prize money. There’s even more on tap for Centurion Cycling in 2012, including a “Beer, Bikes and a Movie” night which is woven into the schedule of each weekend. Intended as a low-

key social event, the movie night will give participants an opportunity to relax, meet other cyclists, enjoy a local brew and watch a larger than life cycling movie. “What Centurion Cycling is about is having the ‘Tour de France’ type experience and also sharing a lot of laughs with your friends,” said Fraser. “Drafting is not only allowed, it’s encouraged and at our events everyone has the opportunity to be a Centurion.” For more information about Centurion Cycling, please visit the Centurion Cycling web site and the Centurion Cycling YouTube channel for the latest LincTV episodes.


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Brothers Take 1st & 2nd Peter & Colin Martens Compete at Sugarloaf, Maine

Left to Right – Colin Martens, Peter Martens, Sam Morse

Peter Martens took 1st place honors at the Eastern Cup J2 Speed Week Downhill at Sugarloaf, Maine, with a time of 1:14:54. His twin brother, Colin, was 2nd with a time of 1:15:00. Third place went to Sam Morse of Vermont, with a time of 1:15:19. The invitational event is for boys 16 and 17 years of age from the eastern USA. There were 42 entries in the J2 class. Peter and Colin are from East Aurora, NY, and attend a school in Lake Placid at the National Sports Academy, and received their early race training at Holiday Valley.

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hunt that kept many of the women occupied throughout the morning. Upstairs in the Chalet a vendors market was set up where approximately 15 different shops were showing off some of their finest items. From handbags, to clothing, to jewelry, and a lot more in between, there were ample opportunities for the women to purchase some very unique products. Soon after lunch was finished part of the Chalet was cleared out in order to make room for a fashion show runway where the crowd was treated to an energetic display of some of this seasons hottest ski and snowboard outerwear. Once the fashion show culminated it was time for the real fun to begin. With a DJ spinning a great selection of party beats the ladies spent the remainder of the event dancing the afternoon away. And when the time came to call it a night a little peer pressure was thrown the DJ’s way and before you knew it the party continued on. HoliMont would like to thank Dekdebruns Ski Shop, The City Garage, The Boardroom and Mud, Sweat n’ Gears for coming to HoliMont on both days to provide free ski and snowboard demo’s for all the participants of Men’s and Ladies Day. Events like Men’s Day and Ladies Day are just a couple of the many reasons why membership at HoliMont is such a worthwhile decision. Every winter great times are had, lifelong friendships are forged and of course there is always some very fun skiing and snowboarding out on the slopes.

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To kick off the month of February HoliMont hosted two very popular social events on back-to-back Friday’s. Friday the 3rd was HoliMont’s annual Men’s Day event where male Member’s brought their friends to the Club for a day of fun on the slopes as well as in the Chalet. Being that it was the Friday before the Super Bowl the theme of the day was “Pregame Party.” With the weather acting as it has this season it’s been very difficult to predict what you’re going to get in terms of conditions on a day-today basis. Luckily for those attending Men’s Day they ended up getting spoiled with a vividly sunny day where there was scarcely a cloud in the sky. Many of the guys who attended Men’s Day partook in the Ellicottville nightlife activities the night before, which resulted in some entertaining stories being told the next morning as they were being checked in to the event. Nevertheless, approximately 210 men took over the Chalet at HoliMont bright and early Friday morning. The day started off with an energizing breakfast buffet by Dina’s and then for most participants it was off to the slopes. There were ski races set up, lessons from the HoliMont Ski School offered, and a great selection of terrain open to make some turns on. During the lunch hour former Buffalo Bills great Steve Tasker was in the Chalet to do a meetand-greet with all the guys. Additionally, the Buffalo Bills went above and beyond and donated some great Bills items. Autographed footballs and game day jerseys were raffled

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Boarding for Breast Cancer was a huge success and Holiday Valley met their ambitious fundraising goal of $20,000 that will go towards breast cancer awareness and prevention and Camp Good Days Women’s Oncology Program.

Holiday Valley and The Boardroom extend warm thanks to the many sponsors that made the 2012 Boarding for Breast Cancer Board-a-Thon such a rousing success. Without your financial and in-kind support, this event never would have been possible.

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HV High School League Holiday Valley Racing League Poised for Growth

Western New York High School League is offered to student athletes from all high school ski clubs in the western New York region. “I would really like the program to grow,” says Miguel Azcarate, HV’s training center director, “especially here in Ellicottville.” “We have a high school five minutes from the resort, and there’s a ski club, but no ski team because high schools in New York’s Section 6 [the Buffalo/western New York area] do not offer skiing as an interscholastic sport. The clubs are great, but without the

school-level support of racing, it’s hard to build participation in the League and get our athletes to the NYS High School Championships.” Azcarate and many others in the community have been working to change that situation through local and state channels for a number of years. “There’s a lot of student and parental backing, and Holiday Valley and other participating ski areas have the capacity to accommodate high school races and training, so we’re hopeful,” he says. The goal is to make Section

6 ski racing a recognized competitive sport. The state is divided into 13 sections, and there are only 4 sections that don’t have skiing as interscholastic sport. We currently have a few high school teams competing in the three slalom and giant slalom races held here at Holiday Valley but we’d like to grow to the level of section 5 (the Rochester area) that has almost 200 racers in the High School League. For more information contact Miguel at mazcarate@

Annual Penguin Paddle Penguin Paddle Fundraiser is Fast Approaching Feb 25th

The Penguin Paddle, the annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program, is scheduled for Saturday, February 25. As always, the signature event is a race by age-group in which folks climb inside of garbage bags and slide on their bellies “penguin style” down the lower section of Yodeler slope to the finish line. Schedule of Events: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Registration at Creekside Lodge, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. – Registration at the base of Yodeler, Raffle Tickets on sale all day at Yodeler, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Silent and Live Auction in the tent at the base of Yodeler, 11:30 a.m. -

1:15 p.m. – Lunch in the Lunch Tent, $5 donation., 1:30 p.m. – Penguin Races begin for age groups 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-20, 21+. The final event is a mixed doubles race (2-person bags) The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program was founded in 1988 to honor the memory of Bill Lounsbury, a Ski Patrol member who lost a leg to cancer in the 1980s. Lounsbury, who was not about to give up his love of skiing, taught himself to ski on one leg and became an inspiration to many. When he lost his battle with cancer, donations came to the Ski Patrol at Holiday Valley as memorials;

they were used to establish this not-for-profit organization that teaches disabled children and adults about the joys of skiing. Since its inception, hundreds of mentally and physically disabled individuals have taken lessons with volunteer instructors who are specially trained in adaptive ski teaching methods. Fundraising efforts like The Penguin Paddle support the purchase and upkeep of specialized equipment, instructor education, and public awareness. For more information about The Penguin Paddle, visit www., or call 716699-2345.

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Olean Zonta Club Donates Donation to Support Cancer Research and Treatment

Photo attached: Pictured L to R: Dr. Gregory Hare, MD, Medical Director Mildred Milliman Raadiation Medicine Center; Karen Fohl, president Olean General Hospital Foundation; and Gretchen Coppella, president Zonta Club of Olean Dr. Gregory Hare, MD; medical director of the Mildred Milliman Radiation Medicine Center welcomed the Zonta Club of Olean, along with Karen Fohl, president of the Olean General Hospital Foundation, and accepted a

$2,000 restricted donation gifted to the Center through the Olean General Hospital Foundation. Funds for this donation were made possible courtesy of the October Breast Cancer event; hosted annually at the Knights of Columbus on

behalf of Zonta Club of Olean. Members participated in a behind the scenes tour at both Olean General Hospital and the Mildred Milliman Radiation Medicine Center. To date the Zonta Club of Olean has gifted over $7,000 for cancer research and treatment. Established in 1928, the Zonta Club of Olean, a member of Zonta International, is a global service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives. Women from Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties who wish to be members and desire to serve the mission of the Zonta Club may contact (716) 376-7195.

Seneca Gaming Winners Hosted Sweetheart Specials with an $18,408 Jackpot

Congratulations to our “MUST GO” Jackpot winners! Hope Lyberg of Bradford, PA was overjoyed to split the “MUST GO” jackpot of $18,408 with Donna Bacon from Hornell, NY! Well done ladies! The Sweetheart Special was held on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at the 7pm bingo session. The “MUST GO” was projected at $12,000 but that was an underestimation with the jackpot reaching over $18,000.00! The “MUST GO” jackpot is a $2 Special that is played at every matinee and evening session

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ECC Works with Vets ECC Rated 11th Best Community Colleges for Veterans

Sometimes, an institution’s progress can be aided by returning heroes’ march forward. After finishing their 2011 season with a championship loss in its NJCAA Region III final, Coach Dennis Greene and his Erie Community College Kats had plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the future of their program. For one, they fought through a 2-8 season to come within one touchdown from stealing their region’s crown from Alfred State. And two, future recruitment into their foray of red and black uniforms was about to get an unexpected boost by a member of their defensive line, former Marine Andrew Buczek. Before he found ECC this past fall, Buczek—a native Western New Yorker—played full-contact football during his tour with the Marines. Once he enrolled with the college and started to see field time, he reached out to several fellow Marines he’d served and played football with overseas, men from states like Florida, Mississippi and West Virginia. Now, they’re coming to serve with him again—on the New York gridiron. “We have a number of veterans coming to this school because of the abundance of opportunities available to them,” said Dan Frontera, a former Iraq War vet who now serves as a consultant with ECC’s Veterans Affairs Office. “In the military, the unit and your commitment to each other mean everything.  Once you’ve served together, you’ll drop what you’re doing to help your friend for the rest of your life. With these guys playing football, it’s no different. They see their friends as part of a team, and now, they want to join the effort. They have an opportunity to part of a team again and use their GI Bill to pay for college, which will cover about 90% of the cost.” As many veterans start to

return home from their tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, they’ll begin to search for educational and employment opportunities as they transition back into civilian life. With the opportunities Erie Community College is presenting veterans not only in athletics, but in the classroom and with extensive vet support services, the college has positioned itself as a sensible fit for our country’s returning servicemen like Buczek and his fellow Marines. This past year, the college was rated the country’s 11th-best community college for vets Military Times EDGE Magazine, a ranking Frontera considers indicative of not only how the school accommodates these students, but how these students can affect the college as a whole. “National statistics show that community colleges are the best place for vets to start out,” said Frontera. “We offer smaller classes, smaller settings and an easier transition for these students. These veterans are going to see these facts and consider them once they decide to become a part of something again. They’re students that bring different strengths to the classroom, and people are going to gravitate to that. They’re setting an example every day for our student body.” This example can also be seen throughout Coach Greene’s squad, both in the weight room and the classroom. Buczek has already been joined by Marine mates like linebacker Brandon Cannon and defensive back Terrence Wise for the Kats’ spring workouts. Soon, former Corps members like defensive tackle Ryan Holdaway, tight end Nick Jones and wideout Chris McClean will follow to further influence the mood and work ethic of ECC’s squad. According to Greene, it’s an ethic and attitude that’s already been influenced by his newest players. “It’s almost like having coaches

on the field,” said Greene, now approaching his 12th year with the program. “The younger kids listen because they know these guys have been around. They not only demand respect, but bring togetherness and leadership to our team. With the younger kids who may be a little crazy or immature, these vets can bring those players down and get them to focus both on the field and in the classroom. They can let these players know how important college is and what it’s all about.” And, in turn, the college is helping these heroes start anew. Their infusion of leadership and experience can help strengthen ECC’s athletics and student body, but it’s the reciprocal relationship between the college and the veteran that, according to Frontera, is at the core of a truly unifying and supportive opportunity—for everyone involved.   “We’re offering an opportunity for these vets to get started,” he said. “The typical US military member enlists when (he or she is) 18 years old, not ready for college, not sure what they want to do for a career, so they decide to go into the military and learn some type of skills. Now, after having not been in a classroom in anywhere from six to 20 years, they’re returning to learn skills that will either lead them to another professional level or into a four-year education. When we see that they’re involved with football, that’s great, but that’s just one component of their life after the military. There are many other services this college offers our vets, like mentoring, counseling, adaptive services, and tutoring, things that can help get them through their new post-military lives.” For more information about Erie Community College and their veteran assistance services, contact (716) 851-1205 or go to supportservices/veterans.

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Homecoming Weekend

St. Bonaventure Announces Events at Homecoming Weekend ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2011 — Homecoming Weekend at St. Bonaventure University is set to kick off Friday, Feb. 17, and last the duration of the weekend. Besides catching up with friends — new and old — the university will be providing many activities for alumni.    “For the past 38 years, Homecoming Weekend has been a great University tradition. It’s a chance  not only  to welcome our young alumni back to campus, but for our current students to reconnect with their  recently  graduated friends,” said Joe Flanagan, director of alumni services. “For current students, hearing from alums — just one or two

years out of SBU — is always well received.” Friday, Feb. 17: Bona Pride Day — Wear your Brown & White or Bona gear! Post photos on the alumni Facebook page ( BonaAlumni) or send them to Class of 2011 Room Dedication and Reception — Plassmann Hall Room 157 at 3 p.m. Quick Center for The Arts — Open noon – 4 p.m. Café La Verna — Open 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. Bookstore — Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Other Feb. 17 events include a Young Alumni Career Panel, Alumni/Student Networking Reception, Senior/Alumni Happy Hour/Karaoke Night in the Rathskeller, and ice-skating

at the Olean Recreation Center.   Saturday, Feb. 18: NAAB (National Alumni Association Board) meeting — Doyle Hall, 8:30 a.m. Basketball doubleheader (contact the SBU Ticket Office at (716) 375-2500 for tickets): Women vs. Xavier, 2 p.m., Senior Day or Men v. Rhode Island, 4:30 p.m. Senior Day Quick Center for The Arts — Open noon – 4 p.m. Café La Verna — Open 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Bookstore — Open noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19: Masses — University Chapel, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Café La Verna — Open 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Quick Center for The Arts — Open noon – 4 p.m.

Olean Home Show

Home Improvement, Leisure & Lifestyle Venues, April 13-15, 2012 OLEAN – Where can you find everything you need all under one roof that can turn your home dreams into a reality?   The Greater Olean Area Home Show, presented by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its 43 Corporate Sponsors, is your all-access pass to home specialists offering all the expert advice; solutions and inspiration for whatever home project you have planned this year.   The show will be held April 13-15, 2012. Vendor booths are now available for the annual home show, held at the William O. Smith Recreation Center in Olean.   At least eighty of the

area’s leading businesses are expected to exhibit their wares and services at the upcoming show. The Home Show is a unique marketplace to shop, compare and save on a total selection of home-related products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating.  The show gives you more experts, vendors, companies in one place at one time than any other opportunity in our area.  Its time to improve the livability and value of your home, and the home show is here to help The show dates and times are April 13, 5 PM to 9 PM, April 14, 10 AM to 6 PM,

and Sunday, April 15, 10 AM to 4 PM. Nancy Morgan, the Chamber’s Membership Coordinator, said,  “The Greater Olean Home Show is three days with home improvement, leisure and lifestyle vendors on hand.” Exhibitor space is limited; area businesses are encouraged to make booth reservations as soon as possible.   GOACC members will receive discount booth space. For more information on the Olean Home & Garden Show or other Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce events and activities, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or email member@

E-Books Now Available at The Ellicottville Memorial Library Did you know that e-Books are now available through the library. All you need is a library card and a computer. Browse through over 1,400 e-Book titles and download (for free) onto a compatible computer or device. Stop or call the library for more details on this exciting new technology.

Expansion of Heat Fund National Fuel Neighbor for Neighbor Guidelines Expanded

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (“National Fuel” or the “Utility”) announces new guidelines for its Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund to include Western New Yorkers receiving unemployment benefits. The Neighbor For Neighbor Heat Fund, a first-come, firstserved home-heating assistance grant program, has re-opened for the season to provide assistance to low-income Western New Yorkers to help pay for energyrelated expenses. Qualifying Western New Yorkers may receive a one-time grant of up to $400. In order to qualify for a grant, applicants must fall into at least one of the following classifications: Be at least 55 years old; a member of their household must be handicapped or have a disability that reduces the household’s income; have a certified medical emergency; or be receiving unemployment benefits. Applicants must have made at least four payments to their heating bills within a 12-month period from the date of application. Monthly income and expenses will be verified, and grant applications are processed by administering agencies. Applicants must reside in National Fuel’s service territory; however, they are not required to be a National Fuel

customer. “National Fuel is firmly committed to sustaining the Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund as, each year, it continues to assist members of our community who need a helping hand with their heating bills,” said Anna Marie Cellino, President of the Utility. “Our hope is that this community supported initiative will continue to make a difference and we encourage those who need additional support to take advantage of the program.” Eligible families or individuals in need of payment assistance are encouraged to contact the following to find the nearest agency and determine the necessary documentation to bring to the application interview: The Salvation Army at 716883-9800, extension 230; or Catholic Charities at 716-8564494 or 716-218-1400 (ask for Parish Outreach). The Neighbor For Neighbor Heat Fund is funded by contributions from National Fuel Gas Company, its customers and employees, and other private entities. This fund was established by National Fuel in 1983 and has offered grants to more than 16,000 Western New Yorkers, totaling more than $4.5 million. The Utility also offers other

programs and services and referrals to other third-party assistance programs to customers who are struggling with their heating bills. For example, the Low-Income Customer Affordability Assistance Program (LICAAP) offers an opportunity for National Fuel’s customers to benefit from discounted bills and forgiveness of past due balances. To find out more, call 1-800-365-3234 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www. and look under the “For Home” section of the website. If you are having any difficulty paying your bill, call National Fuel as soon as possible. Our experienced representatives can work with you to find a payment plan or an assistance program. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is the Utility segment of National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy holding company that is engaged in a number of natural gas-related activities. The Utility provides natural gas service to approximately 500,000 customers in 11 counties throughout Western New York. Additional information about National Fuel and its customer services is available at www. or by calling 1-800-365-3234.

Sportsman & Bridal Show Hosted by Seneca Allegany Events Center Next Two Weekends

  The Sportsman’s Show takes place Feb. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Bridal Show takes place Feb. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. T 
 he Sportsman’s Show features the latest in archery, firearms, sporting goods and fishing equipment from 150 dealers and experts inside a 20,000 squarefoot exposition space.  A pistol permit clerk will be on site and guests will have opportunities to buy, sell and trade items.  The cost to enter the show is $7 per person.  More information is available by contacting Jim Buck, show chairman, at 716-569-6810 or visiting <> .

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Mill Street Gallery and Studios will feature the work of area artists Barbara Fox, Sean Huntington and Nance Jackson

Denise Royer, Freelance Writer Coming soon to 42 Mill Street in Ellicottville, New York, Mill Street Gallery and Studios will feature workspace and a gallery showroom for regional artists Sean Huntington, Nance Jackson and Barbara Fox. The Grand Opening is taking place Saturday, February 25 from noon-9:00 p.m., with an opening reception from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Beginning February 26, regular business hours will be Thursday-Sunday from noon5:00 p.m., or by appointment. Huntington, Fox and Jackson have known each other for

several years, having met through the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Sean had the idea to open the gallery, which is just a short walk out of town up Mill Street. When he asked Barbara and Nance to collaborate with him, they jumped at the idea. The three artists typically spend a lot of time alone in their studios, so this new workspace will be very exciting for them as they will “not only have exposure to a new audience, but will be able to feed off of each other’s energy,” said Nance. Each artist has their own unique style, but you can see in their work a mutual passion for vibrant color and a fresh approach to the images they

Raised in Bradford, Pennsylvania and now living in Great Valley, New York, Sean is primarily a landscape painter known for his large-scale watercolor portraits of trees and the abstract shapes created by them. In addition to getting the Mill Street Gallery ready for its grand opening, he is currently wrapping up his latest exhibit - “A Walk Among the Hills” at Holiday Valley’s Tamarack Club in Ellicottville, which runs until February 22. Barbara was born and raised in California, but has lived in Western New York for nearly 20 years. Her favorite medium is watercolor and she is nationally recognized for her vivid and unique style. In addition to her realistic still life and floral pieces, Barbara also paints and draws portraits, figures and landscapes, and is a coin designer for the United States Mint. Nance paints stunning modern landscapes in acrylics and combined media. While she occasionally works from photos, she prefers to work intuitively. Nance is from Salamanca and currently lives in Little Valley, New York. For locals and visitors alike, the Mill Street Gallery and Studios presents a welcome opportunity to see some of the newest and best pieces from these distinct artists, as well as the chance to watch them at their craft. For more information, visit or call (716) 244-3806.

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Olean, NY—February 6, 2012. The Board of Trustees at Archbishop Walsh Academy and Southern Tier Catholic School Historic Dudley Hotel • 132 Main St. • Salamanca, NY 14779 are pleased to announce the addition of five new members and the election of a new board president. Each new member will serve a term of three years “The Sundance Development” with the option to renew for an additional three years, while the board president will serve a oneyear term that is renewable. Elizabeth Powers is the newly elected president of the Walsh and STCS Board of Trustees. For three years, Elizabeth has served on the board chairing the restructuring Go Green with committee and working closely Timbers, SIP Panels, and with the administration of the school as new changes have Recycled Materials! been implemented. She also spearheaded development •3200 sq. ft •3 bedroom •2 1/2 bath •Loft • 2 car garage • efforts on behalf of the school After careful consideration Burke Contracting has selected Timberbuilt and has worked with community to provide their award winning frames at Sundance members to reinvigorate the brand of the schools. Elizabeth Only 2 miles from Downtown Ellicottville! Powers has spent over 20 Quiet 5 acre lot on cul-de-sac! Beautiful panoramic views of the countryside years in executive positions and abundant wildlife! Located on town-maintained road with underground in the manufacturing industry, utilities in highly desirable development! primarily with publicly traded equipment companies. From * other lots and building opportunities available 2004 to 2009 she held the position of Dresser-Rand’s Chief Administrative Officer P.O. Box 326, Ellicottville, NY 14731 • headquartered in Houston, Building, Renovation, and Roofing for OVER 20 YEARS! WWW.BURKECONTRACTING.COM Offered by: Melanie Pritchard, LIC. Assoc. RE Broker Texas. Prior to her position 716-378-4223 Call for Details: 716-480-8409 with Dresser-Rand, she held global leadership positions in areas of benefits design and management, shared service The center management, and labor Restaurant & Antique Shop relations. In 2009, she left her business career to focus on public policy issues, working at the Cato Institute in Washington DC A Different Gourmet Pizza Special Each Week! for one year, and then leaving to MON-TUES: Wings & Yuengs form a non-profit organization, Open daily @ 4pm Liberty in America. LIA was Take-outs available • GENEROUS CUTS established in 2010 for the Reservations encouraged • USDA CHOICE STEAKS T-BONE purpose of providing Americans • FILET MIGNON RACK OF LAMB with education on the concepts • SEAFOOD of liberty and economics. She is a graduate of Cornell University, Located at and on Rte. 242, Ellicottville, NY (only 3 miles east of the Village) with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations. Carol Anderson’68 is a The DecoraTing cenTer graduate of Archbishop Walsh Your Complete DeCorating Center and received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in-home or offiCe Consultations (education in Spanish) from St. Bonaventure University. She has •WindoW also studied at the Universidad TreaTmanTs • de Salamanca, in Spain. Carol • shuTTers, shades & blinds • worked as a Spanish teacher and •CarpeT • Language Department Chair in the Salamanca School District • Wallpaper • for 35 years. In 2002, she was New Location chosen by the New York State Phone: 716-372-5331 •deCoraTor FabriC • Association of Foreign Language 2202 West State Street, olean Teachers as the Teacher of the Winter hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Sat & Sun by appointment Year in NYS (Ruth Wasley

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Distinguished Educator Award). She began work as an adjunct Spanish professor at Jamestown Community College in 2005 and continues in that role today. In 2007, Carol retired from the Salamanca District. She attended culinary classes at the Culinary Institute of America, and in September of 2007, she began her Country Cuisine Cooking School in her home (www. Carol has been active in her parish in the past, serving as reader, religious education instructor and for many years as a choir member. Carol lives in Salamanca with her husband of almost 40 years, Tim. They have two children: Laura, a psychologist at the University of Buffalo, and Sarah, an attorney for the firm Manning and Napier, in Rochester. Tim Anderson ’68 is a lifelong resident of the Olean area. He graduated from Archbishop Walsh and received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University. Tim taught Social Studies at St. Patrick’s School in Salamanca before beginning a business career. He has been an insurance agent for The Prudential Insurance Company of America and has spent more than fifteen years in management for both Prudential and John Hancock Insurance Company. In 1997 he created the Timothy F. Anderson Insurance and Financial Services Agency and is currently working full time. Tim has been a member of Holy Cross and St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Churches and has served as a member of the Parish Council at St. Pat’s. He has also been on the Board of Directors of Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca. Tim and his wife, Carol, are the proud parents of two daughters: Laura and Sarah. Darlene Connelly has taught science at Olean High School for 24 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University with a major in biology and a minor in environmental science as well as a master’s in advanced teacher education from St. Bonaventure University. Connelly and her late husband, Paul, raised two sons, both graduates of STCS and Walsh. Connelly volunteered at both schools including several terms as president of the parents’ association. She also served on the board of trustees for STCS as an active member and former

president. After leaving this post Connelly remained a volunteer for several fund raising activities at STCS and Walsh, feeling strongly that a good Catholic school system is vital to the city of Olean. Wardia (Dea) Hart ’68 is an Olean native and a Walsh alumna. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University and the University at Buffalo, she has taught in the Olean School System and is currently an adjunct professor teaching Arabic in the Modern Languages Department of St. Bonaventure University. During the summer she teaches English in Cairo, Egypt at St. Leo Patriarchal Seminary. Sr. Rosemary Higgins is the administrator at the St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from St. Bonaventure University and her master’s in teaching mathematics from Fordham University. Sr. Higgins has taught at numerous educational institutions, including St. John’s School in Olean, St. Mary’s School in Cortland, NY, St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip, NY and Archbishop Walsh here in Olean where she also served as vice-principal. Dr. Gregory Privitera is an assistant professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University and former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and New York State Army National Guard. Privitera received his bachelor’s and master’s degreew from the State University oft New York at Buffalo as wellF as his Ph.D. in psychology,b behavioral neuroscience. AG published author on numerousc topics within the psychologyC field, Privitera is also an activew member of the Associationw for Psychological Science,t American Psychologicalh Association, Society for thea Study of Ingestive Behavior andN International Fruit and Vegetablen h Alliance. Additional members of the boardi of trustees include: Dr. Puneetw Chahal, Debbie Daugherty, Father Gregory Dobson, Suet Ford, Bob McFarland ‘76, Johno O’Laughlin, Steve Riordan, Dr.l Emily Sinsabaugh, Dale & Cindys Smith and Father Allen Weber,m OFM. We welcome the newC board members to Archbishopf Walsh Academy and Southern Tier Catholic School and thank them for their commitment to serving our schools.

2012 BRIDAL SHOW : February 26th, Seneca Allegany Events Center

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Up Close & Personal Aaisha Haykal : Bringing Black History to the Fore

By John Thomas Staff Writer For West Valley native Aaisha Haykal becoming an archivist is more than preserving the documents of our past; it about serving under-documented communities. Specifically, for her it’s about preserving and disseminating the history of African Americans “I felt the history (of African Americans) wasn’t being told in the schools and in mainstream society.” Aaisha feels it’s important to communicate the richness and depth of the African American experience to as wide an audience as possible. She is currently the African American Archival Fellow at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Her work involves much more than cataloging preserving

documents, she writes and maintains several on-line blogs and web sites celebrating Black history. Aaisha grew up in West Valley, graduatingm from West Valley Central School in 2005. She received her BA degree in English and African American Studies from Syracuse University in 2009. From there she went on obtain a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her sister, Aamina attends West Valley, and her parents Marayama and Hemza still live in West Valley. Her work at the Avery Research Center began when she receive the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program fellowship from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The fellowship is designed to address the very low number of African American archivists in

the country. To date less than 3% of all the nations’ archivists are Black. When a family,r individual, or organization donatess papers and other materials to the center, it’s her job to go through the documents and create an inventory. Then she creates a finding aid to make the content accessible to the public. Some of her work has included the Lecque Family Papers, the Humane and Friendly Society, and Prince Hall Chapter No. 41 Order of the Eastern Star. Her work is also posted on, a web site devoted to celebrating the richness of African American experience. At times donated materials may contain audio recordings; these oral histories are especially valuable on-line, where anyone “can listen to African Americans who have been important in our histort.” She also maintains the blog for the Avery Research Center and manages its Facebook page. When asked about her dream job, her answer makes it sound as if she already has it, “I want to work closely with community organizations and individuals to preserve the records.” But, she has aspirations to larger venues. She has her sights set on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture being built in Washington, DC With February being Black History Month, and with thg release of George Lucas’ movie Red Tails about the Tuskegee Airmen; it seems Black history is moving a bit more into the mainstream. If Aaisa has anything to say about it, that’s only the beginning.

Up Close & Personal

Brian McKnight : Granny Nominated Singer Returns to WNY

Brian has been nominated 16 times for a Grammy, making him the most nominated artist without winning. He has won numerous other awards: The 2000 Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, and the Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Album. When our conversation moved to the Grammys, the mood turned serious. He mentioned Whitney Huston right away.

By John Thomas Staff Writer

Buffalo native Brian McKnight will be bringing his Just Me tour to the Jamestown Ice Arena on February 23. The rhythm and blues singer was born in 1969. Growing up he sang in the choir for the Emmanuel Temple Church where his grandfather was minister. Originally he wanted to be a song writer more than a performer, but eventually he signed a recording contract and moved into performing. Now a multi-Grammy nominated performer he makes his home in Los Angeles, and is currently touring the country with his Just Me concert. Although Brian’s family moved to Florida when he was ten years old, he has many memories of living in Buffalo. “Buffalo is still my home town,” he tells me, calling from his home in California. “I have so many fond memories. You can leave

Buffalo, but it will still live in your insides. Sometimes when I am someplace cold, I think ‘ya, I remember that,’” he jokes. His older brother Claude and his band Take 6 got a recording contract and soon Brian was passing his demo tapes around to record producers. At 18 he got his first contract to be a song writer, but soon after was signed as a performer. In 1992 his album Brian McKnight was released. A multidimensional guy, Brian plays Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion and Drums. “Only nine,(instruments)” he quips. Since that first album he has released ten more albums, most of which have gone platinum. To date he has sold 20 million albums. The names of people he has collaborated with reads like a who’s who of the recording industry: Mariah Carey, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Vanessa Williams, Quincy Jones,

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auditorium. Those areas would be available to the general public. The Arboretum would also be owned by the Town and Village and would still be open to the general public. The Supervisor then introduced Village Mayor Charlie Coolidge who rose to address the thirty or so citizens attending the meeting. The Mayor pointed out that the Village Attorney had said that the Village cannot go into a combined ownership agreement without moving something over. Possibly the Planning Board or ZBA could meet there. He went on to say the “Arboretum is a beautiful place” and that to lose it to condo development would be a shame. The Mayor mentioned that the Village currently cuts the grass on the soccer field and could handle the mowing for the Arboretum and Co-op building but they would need volunteers to for the Arboretum. With that several hands shot up from the audience, all apparently willing to continue their support. Paul Kingston, who is on the Arboretum committee addressed the crowd to lend his support. He mentioned the committee of Master Gardeners saying, “what they have done in the past few years is amazing.” The costs of maintaining the building came up. The building and the Arboretum together cost $38,000 per year to operate. Dianne Baker provided a breakdown of the cost of the operation. Mayor Coolidge pointed out what one of the pitfalls of joint ownership would be. “You get two boards together and one board wants to do it one way, and we want to do it another way, and pretty soon you’re at loggerheads.” He said the Village Board would


2% limit on property tax hikes. There was no comment from the citizens attending the meeting. A motion was made to adopt the local law which passed on a role call vote. Commercial Zoning Two members of the Village Planning Board were present to answer questions concerning the addition of a Commercial Zone 3 to the established zoning laws. The new zone was established to allow for the reuse of buildings that have been damaged or abandoned. This relates to the plans to refurbish the old bat factory and establish new businesses in it. The new Commercial Zone 3 allows for light manufacturing, however Nancy Rogan pointed out that full blown manufacturing would not be allowed. The intent was to allow crafts type manufacturing of small wood products. It was further pointed out that any business that wants to go into the bat factory will have to apply for a special use permit, and that will give the Village Planning Board control. She also pointed out the new zone also gives the Village control over damaged buildings. If a building is over 50% damaged it must be removed, or less than 50% damaged must be rebuilt. The new zone also affects the Paladino plans to move the Kwik-Fill and Apple Market. One section of the property on 9 East Washington Street is being re-zoned from residential to Commercial to allow for some parking spaces. A motion was made to adopt the new zoning law which passed. Acquisition of Co-Op Extension and Arboretum There was discussion about the acquisition of the Co-Operative Extension and the Arboretum. The current plan calls for the Co-Op selling the building and the arboretum to the Village and Town for $1.00. The Village Attorney pointed out that he could see “a cumbersome situation” if the Town and Village attempt to share ownership of both the building

and the arboretum. The building requires $38,000 per year in maintenance, but no break down of the costs has been provided. Its unknown how much of that is spent maintaining the arboretum. As the conversation progressed it seemed to make more sense if the Town bought the building and the Village took over the arboretum. One of the board members commented that he felt the Village had a “moral obligation” to preserve the arboretum. It was decided to table any further discussion until the Town Board had met. The mayor said he would talk to John Burrell about having the Town take over the building, and the Village the Arboretum. HoliMont Extension As the board was about to go into executive session to discuss the HoliMont lawsuit Mr. Doug Oak rose to address the board. He said the board was ignoring a positive aspect of allowing HoliMont to extend the lift down into the Village. He pointed out that two properties have recently changed hands for $1,000,000 and $1,600,000, and that the new owners had bought the properties with the hope that the lift would be extended. He said that the lift extension would increase the property values in the area. Going on he pointed out that the board would not need to worry about passing a exception to the 2% property tax cap when the Village would have an increased tax base “right there, without spending a dime.” adding “the proof is in the tax records.” He was challenged by one of the board members who said Madison would be a street also affected by the lift. He asked if anyone had asked the residents in the area if they wanted the lift. Cindy Goodin pointed out that she had poled the area residents and found that a majority approved the plan. The board member responded that he knew several people on the Madison extension who are against the extension. The board then moved into executive session to discuss the lawsuit.

like to have the Town take over the building and the Village take over the Arboretum. Jack Kramer who owns Ellicottville Landscaping said “sometimes an opportunity is born out of a crises.” He went on to point out that setting aside land for green space is in the Town and Village code books. He added, “we legislate it, so we have to have it.” He said he would volunteer a full landscaping crew once a year to take care of whatever needs doing. Jack Rogan rose to point out that a property tax levy of 6 cents per $1,000 of assessed tax would be enough to provide funds to support the property. He figured it would cost homeowners about $6 to $7 per year in increased taxes. As a sitting judge he pointed out that the current courtroom is inadequate for many trials, and that the Co-Op building would make a better space. Nancy Rogan gave an impassioned plea to maintain the Co-Op and the Arboretum, “Mr. Nannan created a park, he built soccer fields, and he built baseball fields.” She felt we owed it to his legacy to preserve what he had created. Her comment was greeted with a round of applause from the group. There were several comments about programs that have already had to leave the building. The Senior Nutrition Program that includes Meal on Wheels had to find new space in the fire house. An agricultural program that provided support to the small farmers in the area has been eliminated. Several citizens expressed the desire to see those programs return to the Co-Op. Supervisor Burrell pointed out that there are some negatives to taking over the building. He pointed out that the $38,000 figure is strictly operating costs, and that the board has to be careful in taking on an obligation with the State’s 2% cap on property tax increases. He said we don’t know how

long the building will last: the parking lot needs paving, and the boiler could fail, or the roof could need replacing. Someone asked if the board had heard any negative comments about the acquisition. There was a general sense that no one had heard a negative comment. Mr. Burrell said he had been urged caution by someone, and Kenny Hinman reported that he had been told to “make it work.” Mr. Burrell thanked the people for coming to the meeting and the board moved on to regular business. The regular business consisted of moving into executive session to discuss some employee matters and the CoOp Extension. When they came out of the session the board dealt with more prosaic matters: The town’s financial report was accepted. Officer- in- Charge Don Auge was authorized to consider purchasing a Taser. He reported that the new police car was great for traffic detail because it does not have a roof mounted set of lights. They are inside which makes them more difficult to see until they are turned on. Dave Golly reported that with the changing weather “the roads are heaving up pretty good.” Translation: The roads are getting frost heaves. The board considered two bids for workman’s compensation insurance. They voted to accept the bid that would cover all full time employees for $166 per month. In an informal discussion after the adjournment Supervisor Burrell said no decision on the Co-Op had been made yet, saying “We still have homework to do.” He said that he and Kenny Hinman, with help from other board members and the Town Engineer, would look into the situation and come up with a budget for the next board meeting. Trustee John Northrup was quick to point out that “there are no negative feelings on the part of the board”

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for primary aquifers, but the aquifer in the town is classified as a principal aquifer. The state proposes a protection area of 500 feet around a primary aquifer, but the committee felt there is no reason not to extend the zone to 1000 feet. There was discussion that there are three active wells in town, Holiday Valley, the trailer park and Village Park. One board member mentioned that it’s unlikely that any wells would be established in those areas, but the aquifer under the ground extends well beyond those locations. Effects on Surface Water The discussion turned to surface water; currently the DEC requires any drilling be at least 150 feet away from surface water (ponds, streams, wetlands). There was concern about the flow-back water produced by the fracking operation. Although the water injected into a well during the fracking process is only 1% chemicals, it was pointed out that some of the chemicals used are toxic in very small quantities. If not properly contained, and

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front of the building will receive a facelift as well. The windows will be opened up and the doors will be placed in insets. Red siding will be installed and new goose neck lighting placed along the exterior. Bat Factory Renovation The board also continued discussion with Kody Sprague over his plans to revitalize the old bat factory on Parkside. He was there with his architect Daryl Martin to address various questions from the board about their plans. Among them was calculating the proper number of parking spaces for the building. Mr. Sprague pointed out that it’s difficult to estimate how many spaces are required because they don’t know what type of businesses will move into the building. The current Village codes call for 3.5 parking space per 1000 feet of retail space. The board agreed that parking issues could be discussed as the building begins to acquire tenants. A question came up about bringing the interior of the building up to code. Mr. Martin responded that it would depend on the businesses going into the building, and that different companies had different

especially if the well is up-slope from surface water there could be problems. It was pointed out that the ski areas use some surface to make snow. The committee plans to recommend that all flow-back water be held in enclosed tanks, and would not allow any open storage of the effluent. One of the committee members suggested increasing the setback to 500 feet, adding, “if the state jumps on it, they jump on it.” Socioeconomic Impacts of Drilling In addressing the section on the quality of life in Ellicottville the fact was mentioned that tourism is the main economic driver of the town. Although the ski areas tend to get the most attention, with all the festivals in the summer and fall, the town is now a four-season resort. It was mentioned that care must be taken to address the socioeconomic impacts of drilling, and as well consider the impact of drilling on the character of the community. It was mentioned that any company be required to do a visual assessment if any drilling rig is proposed for any of the “visual corridors” of the town. The company might be required to find a way to install a visual buffer of the

well pad. If the view could not be protected, the town might request that the DEC refuse the permit for the well. Carol Horowitz mentioned that as far as she knew Ellicottville is the only community in Cattaraugus County that is considering amendments to the Comprehensive Plan that discuss fracking. One board member said we should be talking to the communities on our boarders; perhaps they could use what we are doing as a model for their areas. Air Quality Surrounding Wells In other discussions the committee felt it would be wise to look for a way to monitor air quality around the wells. It was pointed out that monitoring air quality can be tricky. The board complemented Carol Horowitz on the good job she has done to put all their discussions into the draft of the proposal. A motion was passed to hold a public hearing on the proposal March 14th. at 7:00pm in the Town hall. Copies of the proposals will be available in the town office. The board was generally pleased that the process of coming up with the recommendations had been completed ahead of the their original schedule.

requirements. He assured the board that as the building fills out, each area would be brought up to current code. There was talk about the center atrium of the building, and how it could be put to creative use by the tenets; an outdoor eating area was suggested. The men then revealed their front exterior plans for the old factory. The plans show and attractive and intriguing front exterior especially along the Elizabeth Street side. The roofline was broken up to various pitches and levels, windows, and fascia board in both vertical and horizontal orientations. When the board expressed approval at the attractiveness of the drawing, Mr. Sprague said that the roofline is exactly the way the building is now. Kwik Fill Station to Move Plans for the moving of the Kwik Fill station to the empty lot across from Tops were discussed. Plans for a new sing to go on the corner of the property were shown. The drawing shows a new name at the top of the sign: Ellicottville Village Marketplace. The sign would bear the names of the shops that move into the refurbished existing building on the site. The price of gas at the Kwik Fill would be displayed electronically. Two public hearings for the plans have been scheduled. Both will be February 13th starting at 5:30.

The architectural site review with be first followed by the special use permit. Other Matters Mr Brian White appeared before the board to seek advice regarding his home on the corner of Mechanic and Elizabeth Streets. It is the old church building which he purchased and renovated last year. He has discovered that he needs a new roof and is anticipating problems if he installs a metal roof. The lot the old church is on is very narrow. His concern is that snow shed by the roof on the Mechanic Street side will land on the sidewalk. He also is concerned that due to the size of the lot he does not have room to establish a proper parking area. Village ordinances prohibit people from parking their cars on their lawns, though many people do so anyway. The board expressed understanding of his situation since his lot is half the size of a normal lot. Mr. White requested that he be given until May or June to have time to explore options for his roof. The chairperson of the board said she felt the board should inspect the property first hand, but should wait until Spring when the snow has a chance to melt. Mr. White thanked the board for their concern and promised to work with them to return for future meetings with them.


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SUMMARY OF LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF 2012 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE of the following summary of Local Law #2 of 2012 entitled “A local law amending Local Law No. 3 of 2009 – Zoning Local Law as previously amended by Local Law No. 1 of the Year 2011” which was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellicottville on the 13th day of February, 2012: The following is a summary of the sections of the said Local Law No. 2 of 2012: Local law No. 2 of 2012 amends the existing zoning law by modifying the definition of “Accessory Use” and deleting the definition of “Guest House”; revisions to Section 3-A of the Zoning Local Law by adding a Village Commercial District – 3 (VC-3) to allow for the reuse of a former industrial building at 11-13 Elizabeth Street (Tax ID 55.027-26.1); revisions to Section 3B – Schedule of Requirements – Land Use Tables as follows: 1) On page 2 deleting the words “building and” from Accessory building and uses so that It reads Accessory uses; 2) On page 2 adding the Use – Description Accessory building to be S in VC-2 and RMHD, NP in VC-1, and P in all other Districts; 3) On page 2 deleting Guest house; 4) On page 3 by making Home Retail & Service Trade NP in C, VR, LD, MD, VC-1, I and RMHD, S in HD and P in VC-2; 5) On page 4 by adding financial institution, tailoring & shoe repair, liquor store to Retail commercial establishments limited to the following and similar uses; antique store, art gallery, art supply store, etc. to be NP in C, VR, LD, MD, I, and RMHD and P in HD, VC-1, and VC-2; 6) On page 5 by adding antique store, industrial business office, mortuary and animal hospital to and deleting auto rental customer outlet, business office, financial institutions, handicraft production, personal services and department store from Retail commercial establishments limited to the following and similar uses; auto rental customer outlet, business office, financial institutions, etc.; 7) On page 5 by deleting Service commercial establishments limited to the following and similar uses: catering service, mortuary, animal hospital, tailoring and shoe repair, radio or television broadcast facility; 8) On page 5 by deleting automobile repairing, transportation services, trucking services and auto rental from Service commercial establishments limited to the following & similar uses: automobile repairing and car washing, bulk dry cleaning and laundry, etc.; 9) On page 5 by adding catering and deleting the words restaurants with so that the Use-Description reads Restaurants (including catering and outdoor dining), bars, taverns, fraternal organization and by making such use NP in the I district; 10) On page 5 by deleting Bar; tavern, liquor store, fraternal organization; (11) On page 6 by making Hotel, motel, inn with 16 or more rooms available for rent NP in the I district; and 12) On page 6 by making Hotel, motel, inn, with fewer than 16 rooms available for rent NP in the I district. Also revision of Section 16 – Miscellaneous Requirements, paragraph 9. Demolition of Buildings and Structures by adding paragraph G. Demolition in Village Residential (VR) District setting forth rules and restrictions pertaining to the demolition Of buildings and repair or reconstruction, etc. of damaged buildings. Also revision of the Zoning Map to rezone a portion of 9 E. Washington Street as Village Commercial District – One (VC-1) and to rezone a portion of 11-13 Elizabeth Street as Village Commercial District – (VC-3). The said Local Law also amended the zoning map for the Village of Ellicottville. The full text of the said Local Law No. 2 of 2012 and the said zoning map are available for review by the public during regular office hours at the Office of the Village Clerk located at the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York. Dated: February 14, 1012: Mary Klahn, Village Clerk

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LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY LOOKING for an insurance sales professional.  Part time Flexible hours.  Great for retired person.  We will train and License. Please call (716)373-4401 for more information. Part Time Guest Services Representative (EllicottVillas, Ellicottville, NY) The Guest Services Representative provides a seamless check-in and checkout experience to EllicottVillas guests, disseminating clear and concise information to all guests, controlling inventory as it relates to housekeeping, maintenance and guest service related items. This position will also assist management with administrative tasks and projects involving DCM, Members and colleagues. From time to time, this position will be required to make guest reservations, communicate with guests regarding their requests and follow up. This position must be able to effectively generate and review occupancy reports within the Property Management System. Property Overview: Sixteen two, three and four bedroom homes with private garages and patios. The property is one hour south of Buffalo, New York, and is walking distance from Ellicottville, New York. The property also consists of a heated pool and jetted spa, a fitness center, game room, Owners Lounge and Sauna. Company Overview: DCM Hospitality (DCM) provides specialized expertise in the management of luxury, high-end Private Residence Clubs at resort and urban settings. We operate in a professional environment in which each of our employees is valued for the specific expertise they bring to the organization. Qualifications - High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required. College degree preferred. - Two years of prior experience in related job. - Certificates, licenses, and/or identification cards as required by the U.S. Department of Justice to verify employment eligibility. Valid Driver’s License is required, free of violations. Please submit resume to: Reference EllicottVillas.

RFP #01P-County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA): Office Space to be Leased County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) seeks proposals for office space to be leased to CCIDA for use as the principal office of CCIDA. The selected Proposer shall be required to fulfill the following requirements for the office space: (A) approximately 1,100 square feet of handicapped-accessible office space, including lavatories (two preferred) and kitchen, in good condition and fit-up to provide two (2) private office spaces, one (1) receptionist space/office, one (1) private conference room sufficient to seat twelve (12) persons at a table, plus room to seat at least 6 additional people attending a meeting as spectators (minimum evaluation criteria); (B) preferred location would be in the Village of Ellicottville, but CCIDA will consider locations not more than ten (10) miles from Ellicottville, New York (minimum evaluation criteria); (C) space must be ready for tenant occupancy no later than July 1, 2012 for a term of not less than five (5) years with an option to extend; (D) site must also be able to accommodate no less than ten (10) parking spots; and (E) stand alone or suite preferred. The building must be handicapped-accessible and comply with all applicable codes, laws and regulations related to the use and occupancy of the proposed office space. Proposals should be submitted no later than 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 and include at a minimum the following: (A) building name and address; (B) available rentable square footage, floor locations, and estimated rental rate per rentable square foot; (C) floor plan; (D) owner’s name and address, and, if the owner is not the offerer, a written statement from the owner that the offerer has legal authority to make proposal and bind the owner; (E) availability of parking on site, (F) a site plan showing the location and orientation of the proposed rental space on the building site, and also showing the location of the proposed parking in relation to the proposed rental space; (G) a statement to the effect that the proposal is firm for a period of not less than 60 calendar days after February 29, 2012; (H) a schedule for delivery of the rental space; (I) evidence of the capacity of the offerer to perform; (J) the proposed form of lease; (K) disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest between owner, offerer or their respective directors, members, officers or employees and CCIDA, its members, directors, officers or employees; and (L) a signature by an official authorized to bind the offerer. Proposals should be concise, specific and complete. Unnecessarily elaborate brochures or other presentations beyond those sufficient to present a complete offer are not desired. The CCIDA reserves the right to inspect and tour all submitted sites. Proposals must be submitted to CCIDA on or before 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the principal office of CCIDA, presently located at 3 East Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Pursuant to State Finance Law §§139-j and 139-k, this solicitation includes and imposes certain restrictions on communications between CCIDA and an offerer/proposer during the procurement process. An offerer/proposer is restricted from making contacts from the earliest notice of intent to solicit offers/bids through final award and approval of this procurement by CCIDA (“restricted period”) to other than designated staff unless it is a contact that is included among certain statutory exceptions set forth in State Finance Law §139-j (3) (a). Designated staff, as of the date hereof, is the individual identified in the following paragraph. CCIDA employees are also required to obtain certain information when contacted during the restricted period and make a determination of the responsibility of the oferer/poposer pursuant to these two statutes. Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for contract award and, in the event of two findings within a four-year period, the offerer/ proposer is debarred from obtaining governmental procurement contracts. Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Corey Wiktor, Executive Director of CCIDA, 3 East Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731, phone number (716) 699-2005. CCIDA reserves the right to solicit from any available sources relevant information concerning any offerer/proposer and to use this information in evaluation and selection. CCIDA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any informalities in same.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE FOR SALE:  47+ acres, 6990 Hencoop Hollow Rd Ellicottville:  Call 716-945-2683

FOR SALE : SKI / SNOWMOBILE / HUNTING RETREAT: 135.8 acres w/ 2400 sq. ft. 4 bedroom home and 1929’ of road frontage. Pond, 2 creeks, 4 outbuildings, 2011 state record deer. 10 min. from Ellicottville. $350k (716) 628-9252 or (716) 628-2550.

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF L & B TROWBRIDGE FARMS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/20/11. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4059 Rt. 98, Franklinville, NY 14737. Purpose: any lawful activity. NY OIL & GAS LEASING LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/3/12. Office in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3792 Barse Tract Rd., Olean, NY 14760, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF SUBSTANCE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: On August 22,2011, KMZ COLBURN, LLC filed with the NYS Department of State its Articles of Organization. The office to be located in Cattaraugus County. The NY Security of State is designated as agent for service of process. The mailing address for the LLC is 6 Sunburst Lane, Allegany, Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA NY 14706. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited Vacation Properties. Visit our website at for virtual tours of our liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company properties, or call 716-699-4800. Law. FOR RENT: Luxury 2-BR or 3-BR townhomes in Salamanca. Private entrances, FP, granite counters, Berber carpet, stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, grounds keeping, snow NOTICE OF SUBSTANCE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: On December 27, 2011, removal, electric, water, garbage, sewer included. Various lease lengths available. Prices range FARCO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC filed with the NYS Department of States its Articles of from $900 to $1,100 monthly. No pets. Call to set up your appointment today! Palmer Rentals, Organization. The office to be located in Cattaraugus County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent for service of process. The mailing address for the LLC is 732 Front Street, Olean, NY 716-945-1906. 14760. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability 3 BEDROOM TOWN HOUSE, long-term or short term, front door parking/fireplace. In the companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. Village, furnished or unfurnished. Price Reduced call 814-726-1108. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HILLVIEW MEWS, L.P.  Certificate filed with NY Dept. CONDO FOR RENT in Vail Colorado..walk to lifts..sleeps 4 to 6...week April 7th thru of State on 1/10/2012.  Office location: Cattaraugus County.  Sec. of State designated agent of 14th..$ Bill at 814 227 3490 LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation LAND IS AVAILABLE FOR HUNTING LEASE IN ALLEGANY & CATTARAUGUS System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served.  Name/ address of general partner available from Sec. of State.  Term: until 1/6/2052.   Purpose: all COUNTIES. For more information please contact: (716) 373-1260 lawful purposes.



TRUE REFRIGERATOR : 48x30 sliding door, good condition: $300.00. Call: 716-3979527

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

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

Last Week’s Puzzle:

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MCDIVITT FAMILY FOREST, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 22,2011. The office of the limited liability company is in Cattaraugus County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as an agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process served upon him or her to McDivitt Family Forest, LLC, 602 Barnum Road, Olean, NY 14760. The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the New York Limited Liability Company Law.

NOTICE OF FILING, NAME OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY : WEST END REALTY HOLDINGS, LLC Date Of Filing of Articles of Organization : January 3,2012 County of Office” Cattaraugus. Municipality of Office: 10728 Blood Road, Randolph, New York 14772. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is 10728 Blood Road, Randolph, New York 14772. The registered agent of Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The purpose of the Company is to : Any and all lawful purposes authorized by New York State Law.

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY M & M JUNCTION, LLC filed Articles of Organization in NY on December 28, 2011. Principal office location is in Cattaraugus County, NY. Registered agent for service of process is NY State Secretary of State. Service of Process will be forwarded to 2165 Rte 219, Limestone, NY 14753. The duration of the company is perpetual. The LLC is formed to carry on any lawful business in NY.

NOTICE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION.  On January 30, 2012 Nature Sense LLC, filed with the NYS Secretary of State its articles of organization.  Office location: Cattaraugus County. Refistered agent is Incorp Services Ince 1 Commerce Plaza, Albany NY 12210 upon whom process may be served.  The mailing address for the LLC is 2190 Lillibridge Road Cuba, NY 14727.  Purpose of business is any lawful activity.

PETRUZZI INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC. Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 02/06/2012. 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, 825 East State Street, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act.

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