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SCOTCH TASTING AT E’VILLE SPIRITS ~ FEBRUARY 10, 2012 February 2-8, 2012

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Once again people can expect a western New York tradition to continue on! On February 11, The Ashford Hollow Foundation sponsors its annual snowshoe party. For those of you unaware of what snowshoeing is exactly, me included, a little background might be helpful. Snowshoes are large shoes made of lightweight material that distribute one’s weight over a larger surface, allowing a person not to sink into the snow. Usually if people simple walk through snow with normal boots on, they sink into the snow making it difficult to walk. However, because of the large distribution of weight that snowshoes provide, snowshoes allow people to stay on top of the snow and “floating” along it. The sponsored Moonlight Snowshoe Tour will not only give people an opportunity to snowshoe, but it will allow people the chance to have a tour of Griffis Sculpture Park at night. The tour will go from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on the 11th. The tour is $50 per person and includes snowshoe rental, chili, live music and, of course, a jolly good time. Balloons Restaurant & Night Club in Ellicottville, N.Y., will be providing All the proceeds from the party benefit the Arts and Education Program of Buffalo. People who wish to join in

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on the fun are invited to call 716-667-2808 to make reservations, or people can go online to GriffisPark.org to order their tickets. With or without snow, the party will go on and is guaranteed to be a good time, according to the Griffis Park website.

Southern Tier West Planning and Development Board Meets in January By Nicholas Pircio WPIG, 95.7 FM Members of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board covered a wide range of subjects during a meeting held on January 26th. Executive Director Richard Zink indicated that federal funding for the agency has been received for 2012, and did not indicate any cutbacks. Zink said a project whereby the agency is to assist three school districts will move ahead. Southern Tier West is helping Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Randolph Academy, and Canaseraga Schools to electronically house their records while providing them with easy access to those records. “The goal

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Up Close: Nicole Marx Featured in Sundance Film.. pg.9

Rita Coolidge

Performs at Seneca Allegany Events Center, Feb. 11 By Nicholas Pircio WPIG, 95.7 FM

is to expand (the program) to towns, villages, and other school districts.” Board members agreed to proceed. A second outreach to towns and villages is being conducted under a contract with the New York State Department of Transportation. The contract allows Southern Tier West to take the road scoring initiative began with the counties to the municipalities. The initiative utilizes State road scoring methodology and technology to score the condition of a given road or segment of road according to the road’s physical appearance. Towns and villages can use this information obtained by GPS to make repair decisions such as chipping and stoning by using a standardized road scoring process. Zink also provided an update about the ongoing effort to promote purchase of locally grown foods in

Way back in the day, you could hear her music on your FM radio, coming from a station in Utica that only played her music (and all ‘progressive rock’) after midnight. Rita Coolidge, singing “Born under a Bad Sign,” mixed in with tracks from the likes of Chuck Mangione and Eric Clapton. She’s produced a long string of hits since those days. Now, you can find an “All Time High” by taking in her performance at the Seneca-Allegany Events Center on Saturday February 11th, at 7 p.m. When interviewed recently, Rita Coolidge talked about what the audience might expect. Since the date of the show falls near Valentine’s Day, that’s what she plans on playing. She explains that she used to go to Japan

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Ski & Snowboard Events Next Weekend Both Ski Areas Present Fundraisers for Good Cause

Top row:  Ryan Latham,  Mary Ann Marx, middle row: Bill Marx, Mike Russo Bottom: Nicole Marx, Kristen Marx Russo.

By John Thomas Staff Writer - This weekend Holiday Valley is showing a documentary, “The Movement” about five individuals who have learned to ski and enjoy life despite disability. Although none of the Marxes suffer from disability; Nicole is featured in the film. Like the rest of the clan she is an avid skier and sportswoman, who has chosen to follow her passion for outdoor sports. The rest of her family are equally crazy about skiing; starting with father Bill, mother Mary Ann, sister Kristen and her husband, Mike Russo.

Next weekend marks two big ski and snowboard events at Ellicottville’s major ski resorts. On Saturday, Feb. 11 Holiday Valley Ski resort will host, for the fourth time, the Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) event and HoliMont will host the seventh annual Phoenix International Adaptive Race. In conjunction with the Boardroom, Holiday Valley is hosting B4BC. B4BC is “a non-profit, youth-focused education and fundraising foundation.” The organization’s mission is to increase breast cancer awareness and the value of early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle. Activities  in the name of breast cancer  awareness will include: Special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women, local shop demos, See B4BC page 15

RITA COOLIEDGE: February 11, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel


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Thousands of people across North America are rodent dependent when it comes to learning whether the winter weather will be with us long or short term. Now, Ellicottville is morally bound to heed the

advice of the one, true, and most revered Punxsutawney Phil, as ‘Inner Circle’ woodchuck wrangler, Mr. Bill Deeley, hangs out here in town during the ski season. Phil said this past Tuesday - “Yep, there’s my shadow – about six or so more weeks of winter” and that’s good enough for me. ‘Dunkirk Dave’ can take a hike, as far as I’m concerned. So, how will you spend the next six weeks? Will you hole-up in your burrow until the warmer spring temperature coaxes you outside? I can tell you our furry buddy does exactly this, and he is – well – quite groggy and a tad chubby when he finally comes out for good. You don’t want that, do you? Assuming Phil’s on the money (and why should we doubt this), Ellicottville residents and visitors alike should get their

collective rears in gear! As we all know, the ski season will be over before you know it. For good ol’ Pete’s sake, get out there, brave whatever elements, and take advantage of the best darn skiing/boarding in the east! This is also primetime for snowshoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing – you get the picture. Wake up each day and announce to whomever is within ear shot “It’s winter and I’m going to love it here. I just can’t wait to get outside and have some fun!” … (or words to that effect). So, dear readers, one thing’s for certain. Winter is here, it will continue to be here, and it’s going to stay here until Mother Nature says “they’ve had enough.” Make like a wise fox, not a dopey woodchuck, and have a (snow) ball. Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer

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Introduce New Head Chef Offering Free Trial Memberships to Introduce Their New Chef

Pictured from Left to Right: Timothy Brushingham, Susan Tyrrell, and Frank Higgins. Photo is by Craig Melvin

Bartlett Country Club recently named Timothy Brushingham as executive chef. He will lead the country club’s culinary team; including Chris Maine and Jason Iacono. Chef Brushingham is a graduate of the nationally recognized Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and has presented his culinary skills at events such as Super Bowl XLI where he prepared food for luxury suites. A native of Olean; he spent 10 years in the hospitality industry at Holiday Valley Resort and Conference Center in Ellicottville, NY, before coming to the Bartlett County Club. In making the announcement, Club President Frank H. Higgins praised Chef Bushingham’s imagination and creativity. “Members are already applauding his knowledge

of food preparation. Chef Brushingham is a master at blending ingredients to create a dining experience that is memorable in every way. Equally important, he has experience in all aspects of culinary management and is already developing his kitchen team and expanding their range of specialty dishes.” Chef Brushingham delights in sharing his love of cooking, according to Higgins, and is leading cooking demonstrations at the club for members and their guests. Brushingham has introduced wine-paring events, modified the dinner menu to include more gourmet selections and added some tasty variations to the lunch fare. “Members are responding favorably to the menu changes and many are spending more

evenings at the club. We have introduced a special house membership offer to take advantage of Chef Brushingham’s growing reputation”, said club manager Susan Tyrrell. The private club is offering free trial memberships for two months in order to allow guests an opportunity to meet existing members and experience what it would be like to be a member. Starting in February, guests will be welcome to dine at the club, enjoy refreshments in the Grille Room, and will be invited to a welcome reception, the Valentine’s Day dinner, and the first annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. “Bartlett Country Club is an amazing place, having recently undergone a clubhouse renovation that adds to the membership experience. We have a magnificent golf course with exceptional views and now Chef Brushingham is managing our culinary team. I am confident that 2012 is going to be an exciting year for the club,” said Higgins. By offering two months free trial house memberships, Higgins said the club hopes to optimize Bartlett’s dining services and attract community members who may not be familiar with the quality of the dining room and the social opportunities offered. For more information call 716372-5175; or log on to www. bartlettcountryclub.com. Look for BartlettCountryClub on Facebook.

Reading with Dooley

Dooley is at the Ellicottville Memorial Library on February 24th Attention kids – Dooley, an eight year old yellow lab, would love to listen to you read!!! Dooley is part of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program (READ) and he is a registered therapy animal who volunteers with his owner/handler Martha Brown. Their next visit is from 3 pm to 5 pm February 24th. We can also schedule on a Saturday if necessary. Please contact the library at 699- 2842 to sign your child up for a fifteen minute time period if you are interested in reading.

Guys on Ice Performance February 11th at 7:30pm at Catt. Little Valley High School

Produced by Kim Higgins and Directed by Doris Biscup, this production tells the tale of long time pals, Marvin and Lloyd, played by veteran Springville Players Keith Cordaro and Dave Danielson. From their shanty on a frozen Wisconsin lake,

Cattaraugus, NY- Taking the stage at Springville Center for the Arts this February is the ice-fishing musical comedy, Guys On Ice. Produced by Kim Higgins and Directed by Doris Biscup, this production tells the tale of long time pals, Marvin and Lloyd, played by veteran Springville Players Keith Cordaro and Dave Danielson. From their shanty on a frozen Wisconsin lake, Marv and Lloyd share their love of good bait, cold beer and the Green Bay Packers all while protecting their cold ones from fellow fisherman Ernie the Moocher,

played by Mike Baronich. With musical numbers like “Fish is the Miracle Food” and “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit”, its homespun humor has captivated sold out audiences across the country. The show is rated PG for some adult themes and alcohol consumption. The show will be hitting the road to perform at CattaraugusLittle Valley High School on February 11th at 7:30pm. The performance is a collaboration with the Timberwolves Community Alliance, an partnership between the Cattaraugus-Little Valley

Central School District and the school district communities. Tickets for this performance are $8.00 general admission and can be purchased at www. springvillearts.org by phone at 592-9038 or at the door. Other performances include performances at Springville Center for the Arts from February 16th-18th at 8:00pm and February 19th at 2:00pm. Tickets for the performances at the Center are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and are now available online at www.springvillearts.org as well as by phone at 592-9038 or during our open gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 12-6 and Saturday 10-3 Groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets for $10 each. Springville Center for the Arts is a 501(C3) non profit charitable organization. Events at Springville Center for the Arts are made possible by: our generous members and volunteers; grants from M&T Bank, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Springville-Griffith Community Foundation, Give 4 Greatness, Fund for the Arts, the John R. Oishei and Allstate Foundations, the County of Erie; and public funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered through the Cultural Resources Council.

Meteors to Comets

February 15 & 22nd at the Ellicottville Memrorial Library Do rocks really fall from the heavens? Do you know the answer? Come out to the Ellicottville Library on two consecutive Wednesday nights, February 15 and February 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and find out. The class is entitled “Meteors, Meteorites, Craters and Comets” and will be led by Bert Probst. We’ll be talking about shooting stars

and meteorites. A shooting star becomes a meteorite if it reaches the ground. Yes, there are many craters on the moon; however, did you know there are over 170 documented craters here on earth? We’ll learn about four of the better known among these including the famous Meteor Crater in Arizona. And those beautiful, however infrequent,

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Donation to St. Bonaventure Honoring Dr. John Watson Bastian, Donate $250,000 to New Business Building at SBU

Archbishop Walsh Academy To Honor Dr. John G. Watson

me well in my career.   Anna and I are very pleased to be able to give back to the school and help support this important initiative.”    The university is in the midst of a $15 million campaign to construct a new building to house its School of Business.    The new center will feature a financial services lab with electronic ticker tape, dean’s suite, corporate boardroom, state-of-the-art classrooms, break-out areas, spaces for student collaboration, team building and faculty research, innovative technology uses, and a commitment to sustainability.     Construction of the building is scheduled to begin by June, with occupancy set for fall 2013.   “The new School of Business center is a key element in our overall strategic plan,” said Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., president of the university.  “We have seen firsthand the power of new facilities on our campus, and know that investing in this building will position us to better compete for high-quality students and faculty who want to be part of a unique and distinctive scholarly environment.”    The $15 million campaign will provide: $10 million for the construction of the new business center; $4 million in endowments for faculty and programmatic support to ensure a vibrant intellectual community; and $1 million for building endowment.   Nearly $13 million has been raised under the leadership of Robert Daugherty, ’77, University trustee and campaign

be recognized with a giant check presentation between the games on February 3, 2012. “I think we are all looking forward to the event to celebrate Dr. Watson and his place in the Walsh family and history,” stated Jeff Worth ’85. “Walsh brought “Doc” into my life on a personal level, and through that experience I was lucky enough to get to know him as a coach. When his son Steve took the position at St. Bonaventure, it opened the door to spend some additional time with the Watson family and Doc, and I’ll be forever grateful for those memories.” Jeff continues by commenting, “I wanted to do my part to honor his legacy, one that from a pure basketball perspective merits its own recognition. But on a personal level, he was much more than that to me and many of his players. I hope that the Walsh family, alumni, supporters, and friends of Dr. Watson will join us for the event. It will be a special night in the Walsh gym.” From 1981 to 1989, Dr. John G. Watson coached more than 60 young men at Archbishop Walsh - not only on the fundamentals of basketball, good sportsmanship and game management, but also on the fundamentals of becoming young men who served their school and their community. He was passionate in his love for basketball and in his role as teacher, coach and mentor. For eight seasons he inspired young Walsh students to strive for perfection and

Edward H. Bastian, class of 1979, and his wife, Anna, have committed $250,000 to St. Bonaventure University’s School of Business Campaign.

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., January 25, 2012 — Understanding the value of education and the importance of keeping business competitive, Edward H. Bastian, class of 1979, and his wife, Anna, have committed $250,000 to St. Bonaventure University’s School of Business Campaign.   The gift will be used for a new business center on St. Bonaventure’s 500-acre campus.   “The professional, caring, and success-driven environment at St. Bonaventure University helped shape me into the man I am today,” said Mr. Bastian, president of Delta Air Lines and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.   “The Franciscan values that I learned at St. Bonaventure have served

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chair. “We are grateful for the financial commitments that have been made to date,” said Mr. Daugherty, a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.   “Now we need the leverage of many.  We need the help of our alumni, parents and friends to make this campaign a success.”     St. Bonaventure’s School of Business is one of only 5 percent of business schools worldwide to hold accreditation by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).     “We are in demand,” said Carol Fischer, associate dean of the School of Business, adding that some 30 percent of St. Bonaventure’s student body is composed of business majors.   “Our faculty, students and graduates have made the case for this new building,” Dr. Fischer said.  “They have demonstrated through academic excellence and through success in the business realm that St. Bonaventure’s School of Business is worldclass quality.  Reaching our goal in this campaign will enable us to maintain and build upon our traditional strengths, as well as develop new strengths in our distinctive niches such as service learning.”   Donations to the campaign may be made by visiting www. sbu.edu/bullishonbusiness/ donate or by calling (800) 6641273.      For more on the planned Business Center and the School of Business Campaign, go to www. sbu.edu/bullishonbusiness.

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Olean, NY—January 27, 2012. Dr. John G. Watson left a lasting impression on Archbishop Walsh Academy as a coach, mentor and friend. On February 3, 2012, the school will honor his memory with a check presentation and banner unveil that will take place between the JV and Varsity basketball games – approximately 6 p.m. In attendance will be numerous Walsh alumni coached under “Doc” Watson as well as members of the Watson family. When Doc passed away last spring, Walsh alumni began talking about ways to honor the man that meant so much to their lives. Led by Jeff Worth ’85, alumni basketball players coached by Doc were asked to contribute to a memorial fund in his honor. The plan was to support the school in his memory and publicly recognize Doc’s commitment to Walsh students as a coach, mentor and friend with a banner displayed in the gymnasium. Through the efforts of this group, more than 40 people stepped forward to donate a total of $10,000 to the school - an achievement that will

never give up - whether on the basketball court, in the classroom or in life. His success on the basketball court was demonstrated with a winning record every season he coached, including the undefeated season of 1985-86 when the team went 18-0 and received numerous accolades. In addition to his coaching duties at Walsh, Dr. Watson or “Doc” served the community of St. Bonaventure for 36 years, including leadership positions of Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the School of Business and as a faculty member. His love for basketball was well known in the greater Olean community through his role during the last 10 years as color analyst for St. Bonaventure men’s basketball games. Doc Watson made on impact on the lives of so many within our community and we are grateful to his family for allowing us the opportunity to honor him on February 3, 2012. His contribution to our alumni student-athletes is immeasurable and the legacy he left behind is shown not only in his own family, but also in the numerous lives he touched here at Walsh. The Walsh community invites alumni, friends and families to attend the dedication ceremony on February 3, 2012. The night is also the last home game for our basketball teams and we will celebrate senior night. The JV game starts at 5 p.m., followed by the ceremony and senior night recognition followed by the Varsity game at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The February 8th book is “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information.

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HoliMont Ski Area will again host the FIS NorAm Race to the Cup. The event will take place over three days, beginning with a training day, February 26 and will wrap up on February 28. The race will feature top riders from Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and the United States. The field size could be in excess of 50 riders. The event will feature one Parallel Giant Slalom and one Parallel Slalom, where riders will do two runs to qualify for the finals. In the finals, the top 16 each, men and women compete head to head in eliminations to determine the winner. Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. If you are interested in having your company be part of this big event, please contact Andrew

This winter, one thing has been made painstakingly clear… the 2011 season was a gift that we will not be receiving again this year. Unfortunately that’s just how it is in this crazy little snowsports loving world that many of us in Ellicottville reside in. You win some and you don’t win others. You get epic seasons and you get seasons that make you shake your head in total bewilderment. It’s still much too early to call this season a loss and in reality it hasn’t been. When you think

about the lack of snow we have received and the lack of freezing temperatures this season has given us, Ellicottville could be in much more of a dire situation. Ski areas throughout the country have been affected by this bizarre winter pattern and the reality is that Ellicottville has been luckier than most. We’ve been privy to some pretty nice bluebird days, which is somewhat abnormal for the start of the Western New York winter period. Those days have resulted in some very

impressive goggle-tans being showcased in the Main Chalet at HoliMont. True, the glade skiing hasn’t exactly been epic this season but on the bright side a recent study has shown that the average skier has improved their ability to make short-radius carved turns by approximately 13% *. Sure, HoliMont hasn’t been able to build a halfpipe thus far but given the limited time we have had for actually making snow it’s a testament to the Mountain Crew that we even have a terrain park. In fact, more switch tailpress 360-off’s have been thrown down already in the park than any prior season before**. So while Ellicottville may be down in skier visits this season compared to last season the fact of the matter is that there is no shortage of fun to be had because the slopes do have snow on them. The snow is solid, the coverage is good and more often than not the conditions are much better than you would expect as you’re looking out the window of your house and seeing little to no snow on your lawn. By the time this article comes out there will be approximately two months left of the season so take advantage of every opportunity that you get to make your way out onto the slopes and make some turns. You’ll be glad you did. As always, HoliMont is open to non-members every Monday through Friday. We hope to see you here many times throughout the remainder of the season. *Completely made up statistic **No possible way of verifying this whatsoever

RITA COOLIDGE:February 11th, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel


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Boarding 4 Breast Cancer Board-a-Thon is February 11 at Holiday Valley

With a goal of raising $20,000 ($5,000 more than last year), the fourth annual Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) Board-a-Thon is gearing up to be Holiday Valley’s best and biggest fundraising effort yet! Co-sponsored by the Boardroom Snowboard Shop, this day-long event supports the efforts of the Buffalo  area’s  Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days and Boarding for Breast Cancer’s Awareness Programs. And it’s easy – and fun – to get involved. Register for a Clinic or Event: Morning women’s snowboarding clinics (starting at 10:30 a.m.) and afternoon terrain park event (beginning at 1:00 p.m. for both men and women) are just $40, with proceeds supporting breast cancer awareness, of course. Register from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Overlook, upstairs in the Clubhouse Chalet. Become a Fundraiser: Whether you’re a snowboarder, skier, or just out to support the cause, you can help raise funds by becoming an official fundraiser on your own. Visit Holiday Valley’s B4BC Active

Awards Reception: Lots of fabulous donated items (gift baskets, boarding and skiing equipment, gift cards and more) will be on the auction block during the Chinese and Silent Auctions beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Overlook upstairs at the Clubhouse Chalet. Plus, you’ll find out who’s won prizes and accolades at the Awards Reception that follows. Grand prize: a T-Rice Limited Edition snowboard with a hardcover copy of the photographic art book, The Art of Flight. Become a Sponsor: Holiday Valley still has sponsorship opportunities available for the Board-a-Thon. Contact Kristen Sciara, Holiday Valley’s assistant director of marketing, at ksciara@holidayvalley.com or 716-699-3905 for a list of tax-deductible opportunities. You’ll be joining forces with the following sponsors that are already on “board:” Silver Level: Seneca Allegany Casino, Bronze Level: Holiday Valley Realty/Rental Management Co. and SKM Group, Friends of Boarding for Breast Cancer: Kwik Fill and MountainView Marketing

Wow Your Valentine Spend A Romantic Valentine’s Day at Holiday Valley

Nothing says “I love you” more than a romantic getaway with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Combine that with some fun on the slopes at Holiday Valley and you have the makings of a trip to remember forever. Special Valentine’s Day packages are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley, The Tamarack Club, and

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Giving page to register, then click on “Become a Fundraiser” and follow the steps to create a customized campaign in your name. You’ll be able to send a link to friends and family who will be able to donate with a click of the mouse. The top three fundraisers will win special prizes contributed by The Boardroom. Visit The Boardroom: Stop in any time to make a donation and give props to the store. The Boardroom has embraced this event for many years and is the source of tons of prizes and auction items, including boards, goggles, helmets, sunglasses and much more. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/boardroomny. Get Informed: Visit B4BC’s breast cancer awareness outreach tent on the Resort Services Center Plaza and learn about the importance of early detection and prevention of breast cancer. You can also learn about the newest and coolest snowboards from GNU, LibTech, Never Summer and Roxy at the demo tents at the base of Mardi Gras. Attend the Auction and

through Holiday Valley Rental Management. Packages include one night’s stay, two lift tickets (good from 4 p.m. on the day of arrival through 4:30 p.m. the day of departure), a complimentary wine and cheese basket and a $50 gift card for John Harvard’s Brew House – featuring a fabulous wine list and extensive menu. You might also enjoy a couples’ massage at the Falling

Waters Spa, a trip to charming Ellicottville for shopping or cocktails and so much more. Valentine’s Day packages are available Monday, February 13 - Thursday, February 16 and start at just $415 per couple. Weekend couples packages also are available. Call 800323-0020 today to make your reservations, and some sweet memories.

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Holiday Valley Season Season-At-A-Glance

February • 1- 22: Sean Huntington’s Tree Painter exhibit in the Tamarack Club • 4: “The Movement,” an inspirational movie showing to benefit the Lounsbury Adaptive Program, 7 p.m. in the Tamarack Club • 4-5: Salomon BBR Demo • 11: Boarding for Breast Cancer Board-a-Thon, Women’s Clinics, Park Event and Raffles • 25: Penguin Paddle Fundraiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Program March • 10-11: Winter Carnival • 17: Quarterpipe Competition • 18: Northwind Super G • 24: Pond Skimming Party and Cardboard Box Race

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Human beings have been brewing adult beverages for thousands of years, and there seems to be no limit to the ingenuity of people to concoct brews. Who would think the same ingredients that go into bread can make such a wide variety of potent potables? As one of the oldest libations Scotch has a unique history and lore. Whiskey brewing is believed to have originated with the ancient Celts. The beverage they distilled was called uisge beatha or “water of life.” It was first mentioned in Scotland when several barrels of it showed up in 1494 on an inventory of the Exchequer. By 1644 the first taxes where placed on its production which brought about the inevitable bootlegging. By 1780 the number of illegal stills greatly outnumbered the legal breweries. The modern era of Scotch production began in 1823 when Parliament moved to decrease the number of illegal stills, and unified the many taxes on Scotch to a single Excise Tax. About the same time a “continuous still” was developed, allowing easier production of a less strong but smoother product. Over the years

Scotland had moved to protect the integrity of its native brew by defining production techniques and labeling regulations. According to Bob Duke at E-Ville Spirits the seminar is “getting to be a very popular event.” He points out that the store stocks 45 single malt Scotchs, and that “we’re getting to be a destination for single malt Scotches.” Their Scotch buyers come from as far away as Ohio, Pennsylvania, and of course Canada. On hand for the evening will be a distillery master from one of their Scotch distributors who will lead the seminar. The master will explain how the barley is cured, how malting is done, and how the Scotch is aged in oak barrels. She’ll explain the difference between single, blended, and malted Scotch. By the end of the evening Bob says, “everyone will have a good understanding how the Scotch came to be in that bottle.” Scotches vary from light to heavy, and as Bob says, “Scotch has something for everyone.” The seminar will last about two hours and there will be time for questions and sampling.

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Up Close & Personal The Marx Family Stays Close Through Skiing

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Valleys Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, she traveled to Aspen for a three month internship to work with Challenge Aspen to teach disabled skiers adaptive skiing. That was four years ago. At the time she had no idea how an intersection of fate would let her to appear in the film The Movement. Some time earlier the COO of Universal Studios, while skiing at Aspen, suffered a severe collision with a tree. X-rays revealed he had severed his spine leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. In the movie Rick Finkelstien explains how the desire to ski again started to grow, until he felt compelled to return to Aspen and ski once more. Here, he met up with Nichole Marx and her boyfriend, Ryan Latham who are PSIA instructors in Aspens adaptive ski program. A group of filmmakers were producing a movie about the adaptive program and followed Nicole and Ryan around as they retaught Rick how to ski using a mono ski and outriggers. In addition to being an expert in alpine, freestyle and adaptive skiing, she recently received her certification as a white water rafting guide. As her dad says, “she gets paid to do what other people pay to do.” In a very real way it was skiing that started the family. Bill and Mary Ann met through a singles ski club. As soon as they were married and had children the family hit the slopes. Both girls were on skis as young as two and a half. Mary Ann was a nurse who went on to become a nurse manager at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. Although she didn’t pursue a path towards ski patrol, she is an avid recreational

skier. Bill’s professional life involved residential pool sales, but his passion was clearly with skiing. As Nichole and Kristen got older, Bill took them with him on weekend ski patrol duty. Even if the girls were off skiing elsewhere, the family met up for lunch; a tradition that continues to this day. Kirsten has forged her own path with ski patrol. She began training for ski patrol at the tender age of 15. After receiving her degree at Boston University she went to work in human resources at Canon Design, and currently works at ADP. She is now Assistant Patrol Director at Holiday Valley, as well as Eastern Division Ski and Toboggan Trainer /Evaluator staff member, conducting ski training clinics at Holiday Valley and other Eastern ski resorts. It was through her instructing that she met her husband Mike Russo, now in his sixth year of ski patrol. She also does mountain survival training; teaching recruits how to build an igloo should they get caught in a storm. In 2010 she was awarded the WNY regions “patroller of the year.” Dad credits her 20 years of ballet class with giving her the strength and poise to handle a fully loaded toboggan down a steep run. Looking back, Bill credits skiing with helping the family develop the close bonds they now enjoy. “The kids going on ski patrol every Sunday, kept us close together as a family” Bill says. He goes on, “ski patrol is like an extended family, and it’s kind of bonded us together.” The film The Movement will be shown and Holiday Valley this Saturday the 4th at 7:00pm.

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senecagames.com. Seneca Gaming and Entertainment has two Class II Gaming Facilities in Salamanca and Irving NY which include high-stakes bingo halls and video gaming machines, as well as luxury Poker Rooms located at the Salamanca facility and Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. Seneca Gaming and Entertainment is owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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Architectual Digest Solid, Secluded and Spectacular

Story and Photos By John Thomas Staff Writer Anybody can buy a ski condo and join the crowd in a bunch of lilliputian cookie cutter digs. Some skiers see a ski country condo as just a crash pad between runs, and that’s fine. But, there are those to whom a home in ski country is more than just a convenience. They want a place that feels like a home, has some style, and offers a chance to get away and unwind any time of the year. This home is just minutes from Holiday Valley and HoliMont, but is set in a secluded forest on two acres of land. It’s a place to relax, unwind, and get away from the crowd.

This distinctly contemporary design benefits from the beautiful woodwork throughout. Large south facing windows flood the inside with sunlight. The ground floor has a large entryway, a game room, two bedrooms and a full bath. Upstairs the second story with its high ceilings, and large windows is light bright and airy. The height of the ceiling is impressive and the bank of windows glorious. The wood burning stove in the living room provides warmth in winter and takes the chill off those cool summer nights. The high ceiling give the kitchen and dining room an open feel, and the hard wood floor adds warmth. Two more bedrooms and a full bath round out the

second floor. Oak trim and six panel doors give the home a more substantial feel. The two upstairs bedrooms each have their own balcony. The two acre wooded setting is perfect for a sense of isolation. The home is on a dead end street so there is very little traffic to disturb the quiet, and you can feel secure as the neighbors are not too far away. Close to hiking on state land, the casino, and golf, you can come and relax any time of the year. It’s a well built, unique, and stylish home, and a step up from the cookie cutter. For more information on this property contact Dave Blanchard, Associate Broker for Holiday Valley Realty Set on two acres of forested land this uniquely designed home, is a notch above the usual Company at 716-699-3954. ski condo.

The hardwood floors extend into the kitchen. The high The downstairs game room has enough space for a pool The spectacular tall ceilings make for a light and airy living ceilings and windows create a light filled dining area. table. room, while the wood stove provides warmth.

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President inexplicably paused and congratulated Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta for something that had happened earlier that night.  That brief “good job tonight” remained a mystery until the next morning when we learned that a Seal Team had just parachuted into Somalia, killed nine pirates and rescued two hostages including an ailing American Aid Worker. The Pirates never knew what hit them.  Other bands in the country, including some who are also holding hostages immediately began scanning the sky wondering when the next strike would occur.  That, my friends, is how to terrify a terrorist.        This most recent operation obviously wasn’t an isolated incident.  There was, of course, the death of Osama led by members of the same Seal Team. There have been other operations in Somalia or in coastal waters near the horn of Africa which have also gone smoothly.  We’ve taken out terrorists in Yemen who never saw it coming and, of course, those Iranian nuclear scientists keep blowing up.  If this proves anything it proves that the President knows what he’s doing as far as modern warfare is concerned.  We have the best trained and most technologically advanced Special Forces in the world and, when used properly, nothing can stand in their way.      Of course, the Republicans running for their lives in the Primaries will never mention any of these accomplishments or give credit where credit is due. They would rather you just see the Muslim-In-Chief who hates America, wants your guns and money and stumbles blindly around the world coddling Terrorists and dictators.  To bad for them that President is a Myth.

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the chili, and Ellicottville’s own The City Garage Ski Shop will be providing the snowshoes as well. People are welcome to

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Cont. From Cover Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany Counties. Efforts revolve around establishing a marketing plan, with Southern Tier West leading the way. Fred Sinclair, representing Allegany County, asked whether the regional approach will complement local efforts, or rather, “Promote a healthy competition.” While not having an answer, Zink said he’s hoping that existing programs already functioning in the counties will be allowed by the Federal Department of Agriculture and Markets. Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards suggested that locally grown food products could be marketed to schools. Zink said that perhaps farmers could join together to provide storage units or a commercial kitchen, “to provide refrigeration and other things necessary to make it happen.” Edwards described what he called a “food hub” that could

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to do a week of shows near Valentine’s Day, “Which is by far the biggest holiday in Japan. I just fell in love with the idea of Valentine’s shows, and then I did them here for a long time. It’s just a great time to sing really romantic music.” Coolidge wrote a couple of Valentine’s songs and is hoping that plenty of romantically inclined people come out to listen. But have no fear, Rita Coolidge will play her most loved songs, like “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) rHigher and Higher,” “We’re All tAlone,” and “The Way You nDo the Things You Do.” She eadds, “We’ll probably be doing some Native music, a little jazz, y

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a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and  Chinese e auctions and an awards reception party.  Proceeds from Holiday y Valley’s B4BC event will go s to the  Buffalo  area’s  Women’s Oncology Program at Camp , Good Days  (see more below) and Boarding for Breast e r

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bring their own snowshoes if they have them. All the proceeds from the party benefit the Arts and Education Program of Buffalo. People who wish to join in on the fun are invited to call 716667-2808 to make reservations, or people can go online to GriffisPark.org to order their

tickets. With or without snow, the party will go on and is guaranteed to be a good time, according to the Griffis Park website. So, Ellicottville and snow enthusiasts everywhere, make your call today to guarantee some winter fun this season before it’s too late.

serve the entire three county region from a central location. The idea will be studied by Southern Tier West. Efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses within a five-county region are being explored through a study funded by a $998,000 grant through NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Zink notes that the goal of the study is to make recommendations “To reduce the greenhouse gasses by 80% by the year 2050. The final contract has not been sent from NYSERDA yet, but we are anticipating it next week, at which time we will work with Allegany County to get it signed. We’d like to start this process as soon as possible.” The “exhaustive” eight-month study should be completed by October 31st of 2012. Zink said, “We’d really like the Southern Tier to be noticed during this study. It’s something that could easily be swallowed up by (the) Buffalo-Niagara (region).” Edwards commented about a “congestion problem” with regard to electricity. He compared the current electric

grid to “Taking a system that’s designed with ten inch water pipes and replacing them with four inch water pipes. As a result, electricity we produce here we can’t sell in other markets. For me it’s a very important thing, because it’s on the verge of putting NRG out of business. In Dunkirk, that’s by far the largest property tax payer. 145 employees work there.” Edwards also commented on economic development efforts with the Seneca Nation of Indians. “From my perspective we have a very good relationship with the Senecas, recently driven by President (Robert) Porter. That is not true across the state.” Edwards cited pressure being built in the Oneida region and other areas, “Which makes it harder for us here to have an economic development partnership with the Senecas. I will try to use what we’re able to do here as an example of what could happen in other areas around the state.” The next board meeting of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th.

some blues, and a little rock and roll. My show is pretty eclectic , but I think it holds together well because myself and the band are the common thread.” About her hits, Coolidge tells about a time she went to see Luther Vandross at the Hollywood Bowl. She’s a big fan of his and the two are now good friends, but she was “devastated” at the time because he did not perform his biggest songs. “Since then and for the rest of my life, I will be doing those (my hit) songs. “ She mentioned that James Taylor once said, “When I recorded ‘You’ve Got a Friend,’ little did I know that I would be doing it every single show for the rest of my life.” Can you find romance in today’s music? Rita Coolidge tells us, ”You’ve got to look for it and you will find it. A

lot of it is in country music. There are songs on (Lady) Gaga’s records that move my heart. She did a Thanksgiving show singing songs as if they were all ballads. And it was amazing! So I think you just have to dig in and look.” Another example is Christina Aguilera with her tribute to Etta James. “I never heard anything like it, I was in tears. Certainly romance is alive. Come to Rita’s show!” Is Rita Coolidge planning any new recordings or projects? “I’ve got one that may or may not come out. I’m not really at liberty to talk about, but there are things in the wings.” Tickets for Rita Coolidge start at $20 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Seneca Allegany Events Center of the Seneca Allegany Casino.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Ellicottville Board of Trustees, by official Resolutions adopted January 9, 2012, moved to initiate consideration of adoption of the update of the Zoning Local Law of 2009 by introduction of a proposed “Local Law No. 2 of the Year 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”. The proposed law generally modifies 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 55.027-2-6.1); 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 provisions of the proposed amendments to the currently adopted Zoning Local Law of 2009 of the Village of Ellicottville are intended as the continuation of the current zoning laws, ordinances and resolutions, and will be reaffirmed by the adoption of this proposed local law. To the extent of any modifications or changes to the existing local law, ordinances and resolutions contained in this local law, such changes shall be deemed to be effective as of the effective date of enactment of this local law. THEREFORE, pursuant to the Village Law and the Zoning Local Law of 2009 (Section 21), a public hearing shall be held before the Village of Ellicottville Board of Trustees at the Ellicottville Town/Village Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York at 6:00 P.M. on the 13th day of February, 2012, for the purpose of considering the adoption of proposed Local Law No. 2 of the Year 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” and hearing all persons interested in the proposed Local Law No. 2 of the Year 2012. A copy of the aforesaid proposed Local Law is available at the Office of the Village Clerk for inspection by any interested person during business hours. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that such public hearing will be held for the further purpose of soliciting public comment on the proposal contained in a Full Environmental Assessment Form prepared in regard to such Zoning Local Law by the Village Engineer and filed with the Village Board of Trustees that the adoption of such local law will not have significant impact on the environment and that, therefore, a negative declaration will be prepared. BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Dated: January 26, 2012 Mary Klahn, Mary Klahn, Village Clerk

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LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF R & R HOLLAND, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/6/11. Office Location: Cattaraugus County. Street Address of principal business location: 10035 Route 219, West Valley, NY 14171. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: c/o The LLC, 10035 Route 219, West Valley, NY 14171. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 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, NY 14706. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law.

NOTICE OF SUBSTANCE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: On December 27, 2011, FARCO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC filed with the NYS Department of States its Articles of 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 14760. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HILLVIEW MEWS, L.P.  Certificate filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/10/2012.  Office location: Cattaraugus County.  Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation 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 lawful purposes.

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 Hardwood Floors: M P Caroll offers a vast selection of domestic and exotic hardwood floors. Profes- New York Limited Liability Company Law. sional installation services or material sales only. Contact Pam Bartell in Ellicottville at 465-7212 or pam@mpcaroll.com.

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

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Interior Finishing By Tom Clauss: Painting, plastering, remodeling, repairs, restoration work, electrical, plumbing & more. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SPECIAL: DISCOUNTED PRICES! Free estimates. Call today! 716-949-9155.

DALE’S CHIMNEY SWEEP, INC.: Inspection, cleaning, repairs & woodstove/rain cap sales. Stainless steel relining. Established in 1978. Insured, clean & professional. 716-373-8407. JonnyBarberShop: Gentlemen’s Preferred Grooming. 1 Washington Street, Ellicottville (rear of 1887 Building), 716-572-3321. Sun/mon closed, tue 9-1/wed 9-5:30 , thurs/fri 9-5:30, sat 9-2.

PLANNING A BIRTHDAY PARTY, FUNDRAISER OR EVENT? Party Starters provides unique entertainment from face painting and balloon animals to full event planning and coordination. We do the work and you enjoy the party! Free consultations. Contact us today at 716-572-1840 or email us at partystarters123@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT WRITERS NEEDED! The Villager is looking for experienced writers who are timely, professional and organized. Please send writing samples and resume to info@thevillagerny.com FALLING WATERS SPA at Holiday Valley Looking for Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Nail Tech. Please call Brandy at 716-677-9700.

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: careers@dcmhospitality.com. Reference EllicottVillas.

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Annual Snow Ball at Holiday Valley

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