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Volume 12 ~ Issue 24

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District is Prepares for New Superintendent & End of Year

Holiday Valley Mudslide 6th Annual Obstacle Run Saturday, June 17

5 E. Washington St. ~ 699-1226 NICK KODY

Saturday, June 10th, 8PM

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 SKYLINE DUO

Saturday, June 17th, 7:30PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ SHANE O’MACK & DJ SWIFT

Fri. Jun. 9th & Sat. Jun. 10th, 10PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 CHRIS O’LEARY BAND Friday, June 9th, 7PM

By Sharon Turano Not only are plans underway for students, who will complete their school year this month, but school Superintendent Mark Ward is also readying to pass on the post he will retire from to High School Principal Robert Miller. During a Tuesday Ellicottville School Board of Education meeting, some of those transitions were discussed. Ward said he will donate a Red Oak tree to the district. It will stand near the parking spot his vehicle occupied when he parked at work

daily. “When you see it, you can think of me,” said Ward. Ward said the school’s staff is busy with the transitioning, “as I drift to the sidelines”. The board also voted to approve a credit card for Miller, effective July 1. Prior to that transition, the two also discussed what students will be doing as they prepare for the end of the year. Miller said a middle school awards ceremony is planned for June 12, with graduation to be held June 23. Students are also See “ECS” Page 7

EVL Paddle Festival


Saturday, June 10th, 6PM

Festival Coincidences with Mudslide Event Next Weekend By Kerra Trivieri

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Thursday, June 8th, 8PM 2 GUYS DRINKIN’ BEER Friday, June 9th, 9PM JOE QUICK

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Wednesday, June 14th, 8PM

Kicking off summer, Adventure Bound OnTheFly will host its second annual Paddle Festival at Holiday Valley’s Spruce Lake. This wet and wild event will begin on Saturday, June 17 at 2pm following the Ellicottville Mudslide Trail Run and close out at a second location - the Adventure Bound Demo Pond on Sunday, June 18 from 10amThe event will close out Sunday, 3pm. June 18 from 10am-3pm at the “We created the event to celebrate Adventure Bound Demo. the great paddling options in and around Ellicottville,” said Adventure Bound Founder John Rounds. “The festival brings together food, music, and kids’ events, as well as Stand Up Paddle

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Chamber Welcomes Rhino Lacrosse.. pg. 5 Inaugural Lacrosse Festival Takes to the Village in Sept.

Ellicottville, NY– The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Rhino Lacrosse, is proud to announce the inaugural Ellicottville Lacrosse Tournament, September 22 through 24, 2017!

ECS Quiz Team in DC ... pg 2

Successful Trip to DC puts Ellicottville at National Level

Local Author Shares EVL Memories 3 Buffalo Native Shares Childhood Stories of WNY

CCSE Sponsors Gazebo Series... pg 3

From Blues to Zydeco, & Shakespeare, 7 Weeks of Performances

Ellicottville, NY – Once again, Thursday nights will be filled with music from the gazebo in Ellicottville. The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce presents the newest edition of the Gazebo Series, sponsored by CCSE Federal Credit Union. The concerts take place in the gazebo on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and are rain or shine.....

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Holiday Valley Resort is hosting the sixth annual Mudslide Obstacle Race on Saturday, June 17th. This off-road run takes place on the Holiday Valley ski trails where up to 1,200 runners must navigate eleven obstacles along the very muddy 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile courses. The number one goal of the event is to have fun and people of all ages and varying fitness levels are encouraged to join in. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Jim Kelly’s Hunter’s Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to giving hope through education and awareness, research, and family

care for Krabbe, Leukodystrophies, and Newborn Screening. Race packet pickup is Friday from 6pm-8pm at the Cabana Bar at the Holiday Valley pool complex, or Saturday morning from 7am-10am at the Yodeler Lodge. The event will start at 10am at Spruce Lake at the top of Holiday Valley’s mountain.  A ride to the start on the Spruce Lake chairlift is included in the entry fee. Spectators may ride up the lift for $5. The 3.5 mile course travels east across the cross country trails to the top of Eagle, down Woodpecker and See “MUDSLIDE” Page 7

Vogt Alters Plans

Developer Submits Revised Drawings to Planning Board

Drawing shown the back end of 23 Washington. The proposed deck will extend over the existing one-story addition.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Phil Vogt was at the meeting with his engineer Aaron Tiller to discuss plans for 23 Washington. Several Although the actual Planning concerned citizens were at the Board meeting isn’t until next session as well. The plans showed Tuesday, there was plenty of a new façade along the east side of discussion at the Board’s work session this week. Developer See “BOARD” Page 7

Randolph Rejuvenation Reviving Downtown Buildings & Laundromat

Raccoon Rally

Annual Cycling Festival Next Weekend at ASP

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer Randolph Commercial Project Six Smith Properties, LLC. has submitted an application to the County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency for NYS sales tax abatement, a PILOT 10-year Adaptive Reuse/Commercial and NYS Mortgage Recording Tax Abatement for a redevelopment project on Main Street in the Village of Randolph. Mr. Reid Smith of Six Smith said the buildings at 135 and 141 Main Street had been abandoned and condemned for some time. He has acquired the buildings and plans to fix the facades, and issues within the buildings, renovate the old laundromat and create a mixed-use commercial space. Executive Director of the CCIDA, Corey Wiktor said the laundry is the only one in that area and bringing it back to operation would be critical. Mr. Smith said he and his wife would run the laundromat. He also said there are a total of four apartments in the two buildings that he will fix up and rent out. Mr. Wiktor pointed out the city government of Randolph has been trying to redevelop the downtown for some time. He added, “Someone has to get the ball rolling. It’s a substantial project, and the Village certainly needs it.” Mr. Smith said when he inspected them, he found the buildings and laundry were in better shape than he thought. Motions were passed to start

On June 17&18, Allegany State Park plays host to one of the longest standing traditions in cycling in Western New York drawing competitors from several surrounding states. The Raccoon Rally offers two days of cycling action to cyclists and families in one of the most memorable quad busting days of cycling action annually.  Saturday’s Gran Fondo Road Race/Tour kicks off the weekend on the rolling hills surrounding Allegany State Park with the first group rolling out at 9am.  Starting down near Red House Lake several groups complete 1, 2 or 3 laps around the Park’s 25mile course of rolling hills and serene backdrops.   New for 2017 is the 3-lap course for category racers and teams that are out to get the most of their training.  The 2-lap event is equally as challenging promising all that your quads can dish out.  The 1-lap event is perfect for any rider or family looking to test their abilities in this amazing venue.  All participants registered by early June receive a 2017 Raccoon Rally Finishers Medal at completion.  There will be a post-event picnic at Beehunter Shelter near the start after the Gran

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival : June 17th & 18th, 2017 : Ellicottville NY

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Publisher’s Word The Best of Luck




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This HV townhome sleeps 8+; sits across from the slopes & all of the activities the resort offers. Newer granite counters, deck & fully furn. MLS#B504902…$215,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Astounding views from this 3+ BR/ 2 BA immaculate chalet with new heated barn on 12 landscaped acres for 4 season vacationing! MLS#B502562…$425,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




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An affordable ski home alternative just minutes from Ellicottville, and being offered completely turnkey. MLS#B1029757…$75,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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If you’re reading this, I hope it’s sunny and you’re somewhere in beautiful Cattaraugus County. Maybe you’re walking along the

shores of Cuba Lake watching the sun sparkle the blue water. Or perhaps you’re hiking in the Enchanted Mountains, or biking along the miles of terrific single-track our area is widely recognized for. You might be strolling arm-inarm with a friend, shopping in downtown Ellicottville, stopping for a quick bite in one of our fabulous restaurants and taking advantage of the talented chefs who work here. Summer in the most southwest corner of New York State is such a wonderful time of the year. The springtime hustle has been replaced with a more relaxed pace, one conducive to unwinding and

recharging your own internal batteries. Everywhere you look you see beauty – it’s no wonder so many visitors come here to enjoy our warm sunny days and cool, starry nights. To me, it’s the most delightful place on earth – right here, right now … Take a deep, cleansing breath – now exhale; repeat as necessary. Smell the wonderful freshness the air has to it, and make sure you take it all in – not just the summer sights, but the tastes, the sounds and the fun. You couldn’t be at a better place at a better time. Lucky you … Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer-Carlson

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 1,558 - Year to date 27,786

ECS Quiz Bowl Team at National Level Owner will look at offers on this 12-acres just up the hill from HoliMont, a perfect blend of open & wooded, beautiful sunsets. MLS#B481716…$59,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Affordable, furnished & equipped, 3br 2 bath getaway spot just 2 miles from the village! MLS#B1021423…$154,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

Stunning 4/3 is the only chalet that overlooks HV & the village. Open layout perfect for family gatherings! MLS#B493172…$788,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Commanding views, ski in/out, best lot at WestMont Ridge! Easy building, low site costs! MLS#B488793…$227,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Owner has reduced the price! Let a tenant help pay your mortgage. Home includes a two-bedroom upper apartment, and pleasant yard. MLS#B489374…$105,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

This 3 BR/ 2.5 BA chalet offers walk to the slope convenience without the hefty price tag, meticulously maintained. MLS#B505920…$385,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




With 2 fully serviced cabins, 99 acres of open, wooded, gently sloping and hillside terrain, offered completely turnkey! MLS#B1045029…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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Spruce it up and make it a gem again. 3/2 with hardwood floors throughout, minutes to Casino & quick drive to EVL! MLS#B1040529…$44,500 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




Brand new beautiful 3 BR/ 2.5 BA log home nestled in the woods with high end finishes, huge master suite, Florida room, fireplace, garage. MLS#B502180…$485,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Tucked just outside of the vlg. of Ellicottville you will find this 5.6 acre building lot. Wooded, with picturesque views all year round! MLS#B1033930…$23,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Private setting with an awesome view and 5 minutes to the ski slopes, make this your weekend retreat!! MLS#B500824…$129,900 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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Successful Trip to DC with Winning Record

The ECS Quiz Bowl team had a great trip to DC for the National Academic Championship. Their winning record on the first day placed them in the playoffs for the first time ever! Their success in the tournament put ECS on the map on a national level. In addition, they had fun doing some sightseeing around the area. White House Photo L to R: Robert Spell, Heather Nicholson, Parker Rieman, Louisa Benatovich, Victor Rieman.

Letter to the Community Thank You from the Kreisher Family

Mother- Olivia Kreisher, Father- Joe Kreisher. Born5/24/17 Three boys, Names- Leo David, Julian Francis and Christian Joseph.

Weights- Leo and Christian were 4lbs 4ounces and Julian was 4lbs 1ounce. Hospital- Children›s Hospital (Buffalo). All are currently doing well but are still at the Hospital NICU. Here are some of the local businesses that we would like to thank for their donations and support: Finnertys Tap Room, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Ellicottville Cheese Shoppe, Ellicottville Wine and Spirits, John Harvards, Adventure Bound, Kazoo 2, Ellicottville

Elementary School Faculty. The main issue in which the local businesses contributed to help was with our medical bills.  Olivia was forced to wear a PICC line for over three months as she was unable to eat solid food.  This was not covered by insurance and led to medical bills over $6000.  The businesses provided donations for a charity event we had which raised over $4000.  We have also had businesses offer to provide meals and gift cards and we are still accepting any help offered.

E’Ville Historical Society

Historical Society Monthly Meetings at Memorial Library

The Ellicottville Historical Society is proud to announce their monthly meetings and speaker series. The meetings will be at the Ellicottville Memorial Library 6499 Maples Road, Ellicottville, NY starting at 7pm. On Wednesday June 14, the speaker Marilyn Siperek will be talking about

the upcoming “Celebration of Great Valley, NY.” The meetings will start with a brief business meeting and then a speaker for the evening. Everyone is invited to attend the meetings and programs which are free of charge. Also we welcome all new members who would like to join the Historical Society.

Starting June 3 the Ellicottville Historical Museum will be open every weekend until October. The hours are 1-4pm except if there is a special activity going on in town then it will be open from 10-1pm and 1-4pm. If anyone is interested in history and would like to volunteer we are looking for you.

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Holiday Valley Mudslide 2017 : June 17th, 2017 : Holiday Valley Resort

End of Year Sports Banquet

Thank you to Holiday Valley and Centerplate 2016-17 Ceremony

Thank you to Holiday Valley and Centerplate for the beautiful facility and amazing meal. Alpine Ski was honored since they were still skiing at the winter Banquet. Lucas Foster received the Sportsmanship award. Victor Rieman was awarded Most Improved. The team was awarded All Academic team, 8 out of 8 had 90 or better avg! Hayly and Logan Fredrickson won the NYSPHSAA Team Ski championship in Briston Mtn, NY. Boys Baseball: Team MVPChad Boldt, MIP-RJ Alvarez and Austin Grinols, Coaches Award- Preston Hutchison, Pitcher of the Year- Griffin

Chudy. Boys Golf: Most Valuable Golfer- Michael McGuire, Most Improved GolferNoah Stuve, Girls GolfNYSPHSAA All Academic Team, Most Valuable GolferBrooke Eddy, Most Improved Golfer- Haley Saunders, Madisyn Kilby and Sydney Saunders, Girls SoftballNYSPHSAA All Academic Team, Team MVP- Jessie Sheffield, Batting ChampionEvelyn Corte, Coaches Award- Sarah Sheffield, Most Improved- Linnea Jimerson Track-NYSPHSAA All Academic Team END OF YEAR AWARDS: Kristen Hintz “Heart of a Warrior”- Shelby Imhoff.

Dana Stark “For Love of the Game” - Robert Spell. Loren “Bud” Krause Award (Football)- Preston Hutchison. Male and Female Eagle Pride Awards- Mitchell Sexton, Maddie Harris and EmmaLea Erlandson. Most Improved Male- Austin Grinols. Most Improved Female- Evelyn Cortez. Male Heart and Hustle- Chad Boldt. Female Heart and Hustle- Shelby Imhoff. Most Outstanding Male Athlete- Griffin Chudy. Most Outstanding Female Athlete- Marissa Hamilton. Sports boosters awarded 4 scholarships to seniors: Shelby Imhoff, Chad Boldt, EmmaLea Erlandson, Marissa Hamilton.

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Local Writer Shares EVL Memories in New Book

Inspirational book captures author’s grief following her stepfather’s sudden death CLARENCE, N.Y. – Author Alycia Ripley’s stepfather is one of her life’s influential personalities that molded the person she is today. When he suddenly died, Ripley became engulfed with loss and sadness. In an effort to still keep him close to her, and to make sense of the loss and how to move forward, Ripley began writing letters to him each week. These letters were never intended to be a book, but Ripley was encouraged to curate them into a collection that could possibly

help and inspire other people in regaining peace after loss. Through “Wind Over Tide” (published by Trafford Publishing), Ripley shares a story of the bond between a child and a stepfather, grief and loss, overcoming personal and past challenges. Their personal story also reminds people of the poignant and powerful impact of kindness when shown to a child and how family is not relegated to simply “blood relatives” but gives more importance of a bond between two people that come upon each other in life. In the book, Ripley introduces

the mind behind her wellloved novels, and showcases the lessons her stepfather passed on to her and the wonderful personality of the man who raised her. The author hopes that readers can relate to and learn from her strange, funny, sad and hopeful experiences. “Wind Over Tide”, By Alycia Ripley. Hardcover 6x9in, 112 pages, ISBN 9781490782003. Softcover, 6x9in, 112 pages, ISBN 9781490782010. E-Book,112 pages, ISBN 9781490781990. Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble About the Author: Alycia Ripley is a graduate of Syracuse University and received her master’s degree in creative writing from New York University. She is the author of such novels as “Traveling With An Eggplant,” “The Final Alice” and “Alice’s Army” and is a contributing writer for several publications as well as a writing and public relations consultant. More information can be found on and social media sites online.

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CCSE Sponsors Gazebo Series From Blues to Zydeco, and Shakespeare, 7 Weeks of Performances

Ellicottville, NY – Once again, Thursday nights will be filled with music from the gazebo in Ellicottville. The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce presents the newest edition of the Gazebo Series, sponsored by CCSE Federal Credit Union. The concerts take place in the gazebo on Thursdays from 7 eto 9 p.m. and are rain or shine. l The series kicks off as a yprelude to the 2017 Summer eMusic Festival on June 29, fwith the Rock, Pop, and gOldies Dance sounds of The nBuffalo Five featuring Carolyn fLamson. The five-piece has ythe set list range from Gloria rGaynor, Etta James, and CCR to Bruno Mars, Steve Miller

Band, and Tom Petty, even s little White Stripes! On July 6, Miller and the Other Sinners take the Gazebo. Miller and the Other Sinners is a nationally touring Southern Rock band from Buffalo. Their sound blends delta grit and Memphis soul with some great sounds of the south. A week later, July 13, the Black and Blues Band will be in the gazebo. The Buffalobased band bills itself as one of the hardest working Blues/ Funk/Classic Rock cover bands. They perform songs originally done by B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaugh and so many more. Returning to the gazebo

from their stellar performance in 2016, Old Hippies will take the stage on July 20 with their acoustic music from many, many generations. These musicians are here to have fun, and to make sure you do as well! On July 27, Black Rock Zydeco takes to the stage with a traditional sounds of the Louisiana swamps, back with the Cajon and Creole, Black Rock Zydeco brings the party that’s been associated with the music through it’s Mardi Gras roots to the great dance rhythms. The energetic sounds will have you up and dancing in the square. Lady Rush & the Vinyls will be in town on Aug. 3 with their funk and Soul band performs soul oldies with a good mix of impromptu mixes of pop covers. The band is on a tour ranging from New York City back to the Buffalo area this spring, and hitting Ellicottville in the summer. They have their See “GAZEBO” page 8

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Roots: Lily Dale Assembly

Tina Dillon

This Country’s Oldest Continuously Operating Spiritualist Community “The Great Egress.” Thinking it was a rare bird, perhaps, visitors eagerly headed toward that mysterious door. Hmmm… the building emptied and more tickets sold. After all, “egress” is just another word for exit. As PT allegedly famously said, “there’s a sucker born every minute.” That opening season, in Lily Dale on lovely swan dotted Cassadaga Lake, women dressed to be seen. Gartered corsets 1879: Women dressed to be seen stockings, and camisoles which By Carol Fisher cinched waists up to 4 inches smaller, drawers and a chemise Come with me to 1879, the began the layering process. final year of an unforgettable Steel-caged crinolines, 18 decade. In that era, the feet around at the hem, were Donkey and Elephant gained covered by a petticoat or two fame as national US party with removable lace borders symbols. Everyone was to be replaced as they became a-twitter and a bit frightened soiled. A day-wear highover the prospect of being necked, long-sleeved dress robbed by the notorious and covered the layers, topped off somewhat romantic Jesse with proper bonnet, gloves, James and his band of robbers. shawl or cape, a parasol to Voting was center stage. protect her fair skin from the Blacks were given that right, sun, and of course, a reticule to and (gasp!) the all-male US carry fragrance, handkerchief Senate made an outrageous and fan. proposal that WOMEN be Joining in their sisters’ allowed that same legal suffering in the June heat license. This decade brought were the bearded men, us the infallibility of the Pope, dressed to the teeth in their the telephone, hearing aid, vested woolen suits, high motion pictures, oleo, and the shirt collars, ties or ascots and first recorded hockey game. heavy leather boots. Wouldn’t Preds or Pittsburg fans say today’s jeans, tees and flip thanks this week as they can flops look liberating to these cheer for their teams in front folks? of tvs and jumbo trons across Not much of picturesque the nation. (Go Preds!) Lily Dale has changed: not the Phineus Taylor Barnum beautiful homes and gardens, opened his famous “Greatest nor the tree-lined streets. The Show on Earth” which 1879 visitors (5,000 daily) ultimately became Ringling would perhaps not have Brothers Circus. Alas, had today’s ghost walk for it finally ended this past their entertainment, but they May to a sold-out crowd, would have had their choice broadcast live on Facebook of spiritualists or mediums to and streamed on YouTube. If invite their departed relatives only PT could see it now! to the table. Séances were Here’s an interesting aside the rage. You may remember about old PT. He began his the famous Fox sisters who showman career as a museum duped many participants with owner. His venue displayed their toe cracking antics. But oddities from all over the then, there are others whom, globe. Tickets cost 25 cents people swear, brought crucial and folks could stay all day, messages to them from creating an overflow issue in beyond. the building. Unable to sell Take it as you will, but many more tickets sales began to claim to this day that they feel dwindle. He cleverly posted a real presence at Inspiration signs teasing people toward Stump, the sacred site that

mediums declare is the best place anywhere to receive messages from the other side. That is, aside from their many houses where one can obtain readings by appointment (or by phone). From there, many head to Assembly Hall to hear speakers, or today, to look for the famed full-bearded man wearing glasses and Victorian clothes, walking across the dais. If you crave further spiritual encounters book a stay at the historic Maplewood Hotel where a woman is often reported seen walking the corridors, along with footsteps in the halls, voices in conversation and a clear “aura” felt by visitors. Perhaps (my wild speculation only) Carl Benz visited, bringing his one-cylinder two-stroke vehicle across the pond (debut 1879) to drive the 17 miles to Chautauqua Institution to hear the famous naturalist John Muir speak there. Regardless, today you can scoot over in less than 30 minutes to hear famous speakers, attend religious services, sit at the lake, take a steamship ride on the Chautauqua Belle, sit on the deck of the famed Athenaeum Hotel, or simply enjoy the equally beautiful Victorian homes and splendidly landscaped gardens. This year’s season at Lily Dale runs June 24 through September 3. The season begins with the creation of a Sacred Mandala Sand Painting by the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India and ends with The Amazing Kreskin. Dress comfortably and in layers. Wear comfortable shoes – not all roads are paved. Mediums live at Lily Dale so they are available on site and, many, all year around. Find them at lilydaleassembly@netsync. net. GPS them at 5 Melrose Park, Lily Dale NY. Whether you are a confirmed believer, curious skeptic (remember what old PT said), or just looking for an entertaining day out, you will enjoy your visit ($15 per car gate fee). Oh, yes, they have a great gift shop full of angels, orbs, and all things spiritualist. Go. At your reading, someone will undoubtedly tell you that you read about them in Ellicottville’s Villager Newspaper.


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Chamber Welcomes Rhino Lacrosse The Inaugural Lacrosse Festival Takes to the Village in September

Ellicottville, NY – The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Rhino Lacrosse, is proud to announce the inaugural Ellicottville Lacrosse Tournament, September 22 through 24, 2017. The games will take place on fields at the Ellicottville Central School and the Village park, with a vendor village nestled between the two playing areas. The tournament will bring youth and adult teams from all over the northeastern region of the United States. The tournament is an addition to those operated by Rhino Lacrosse around the country including similar events in Saratoga Springs, NY and Bend, OR. Rhino Lacrosse was founded and operated by Ryan Powell, former Syracuse Orange 4-time All American Lacrosse superstar. Powell also played in the NLL,

professional box (indoor) lacrosse, from the Buffalo Bandits, Anaheim, Portland, and Edmonton, from 2001 to 2010. He also played in the MLL, professional field (outdoor) lacrosse for Rochester, San Francisco, and Denver, from 2001 to 2008. “The idea for this tournament started in 2004 after coming back from the Vail tournament, I traveled to Ellicottville and realized that the town had the same cool feel,” tournament co-organizer, Mike Riorden said. “It’s taken 13 years to find Ryan Powell the perfect partner who has both the experience and passion to bring both great Lacrosse and great entertainment to Ellicottville. Ryan and I look forward to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Tournament becoming one of the premier destination tournaments in the country.” Riorden has a portfolio of lacrosse experience that spans 40 years as a player and a lacrosse official. He has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Rochester Chapter. His sons, Blaze and Connor, follow in his footsteps. Blaze is a goaltender for the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Rattlers. Connor is an attacker for Lycoming

College. “When Mike and Ryan approached us in December of 2016 about this project and we saw it as an opportunity to expand the outdoor experiences that other events like the World Bowhunting Championships did for so many years”, Ellicottville Chamber Executive Director, Brian McFadden, said. “With the growth that the sport of lacrosse has seen around the country, and the great things this organization has done in bringing so many young people onto the field, it seemed only fitting that we work with Rhino Lacrosse to make this tournament a reality. We are a community that embraces family events and I am sure this will become a multi-year event once the competitors and their families get a taste of the famous Ellicottville hospitality. ” Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, according to USA Lacrosse. From 2001 to 2015, the last year complete data has been compiled, participation in youth lacrosse has grown 220 percent, from about 250,000 See CHAMBER page 8

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Sugar. We love it, so hard to say no to it. Research shows we are eating more now than ever before-overwhelming our bodies in a sea of refined sugar. But do you really know what sugar does to you? Dr. Hugo Rodier, M.D. has a remarkable work on his “Untold Truth Series” in regards to sugar consumption. Number 1 is the excessive consumption of sugar. Number 2: Inflammation is the root of diabetes and other ailments,. Number 3: Nature holds answers to our diabetes questions. Controlling our blood sugar may not only prevent diabetes, it can also reduce disease and dramatically enhance our quality of life. Number 4: Control Blood Sugar and you control almost every life threatening disease. Dr. Rodier explains that calories in sugar aren’t just “empty calories”, they may actually be “negative” calories, undermining body processes, stealing nutrients, and causing the inflammation that leads to diabetes. More than 100 years ago, the average adult consumed 18 pounds of sugar per year. In 2004 the average yearly sugar consumption in the United States was a staggering 176 lbs per person. It is almost 100 times more! That was general consumption. Now research specifies just the amount of grams of “added sugar” consumed which is overwhelming. The UCSF Sugar Science/ The Unsweetened Truth says: The average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons (82 grams) every day.2 That translates into about 66 pounds of added sugar consumed each year, per person.3 This could be affecting us in ways that make us prone to craving more sugar and to obesity. In response to this terrifying trend, Dr. John Yudkin of London University says, “the great increase in the consumption of sugar has come so quickly, measured

on an evolutionary scale, that humans had no time to adapt to it”. Other research shows that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine. We are getting fat, sick, and we are dying…of diabetes, an almost wholly preventable condition. Dr. Rodier says “If you reduce sugar intake but continue to eat white bread, rice and pasta in large amounts, those carbohydratesdense foods will mimic straight sugar, quickly convert to blood sugar, and exacerbate a diabetic condition”. Obesity is directly linked to diabetes development. Dr. Ernest Pfeiffer, a professor of medicine at Ulm University in Germany has said, “it is almost a law that any person 30% overweight for 30 years will become a (type II) diabetic. An estimated 85% of all type II diabetics are overweight when diagnosed. In his article “Is Sugar Bad for you? Here’s How it Destroys your Body, Dr. Axe writes: “In 2014, researchers were able to scientifically show that ingesting too much added sugar could significantly increase your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. In fact, people getting 17 to 21 percent of calories from added sugar face a 38 percent higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared to those who got just 8 percent of their calories from sugar. The relative risk was more than double for those who consumed 21 percent or more of their calories from added sugar. (3)”. He also points out that in a 2016 Study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center indicates that “Dietary sugar could increase risk of breast cancer, tumor and metastasis to the lungs. ”Today, most U.S. adults consume about 22 teaspoons of added sugars a day. That’s way more than what the American Heart Association recommends. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons (38 grams) for men.1 The AHA limits for children vary depending on their age and caloric needs, but range between 3-6 teaspoons (12 - 25 grams) per day. And guess what’s largely to blame? Sugar! High-fructose corn syrup hiding out in drinks and processed foods has been called a “weapon of mass destruction.” (5) Nonalcoholic fatty liver occurs when fat builds up in the liver. According to a study

conducted at the University of Sydney at Westmead Hospital in Australia, NAFLD is present in 17 percent to 33 percent of Americans. This growing percentage parallels the frequency of obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. And many Americans with the disease don’t experience any symptoms.” There is an amazing amount of information and research on sugar consumption, now let’s look at what can we do to manage it in a healthy, natural way. Eating small meals through the day that include protein like chicken, salmon, pasture fed meat, and protein from nuts, seeds and veggies. Try to eat 5-7 servings of all color vegetables and 5oz of green leafy veggies, drink half your weight in ounces of purified water, exercise, walk for 30-45min everyday, do yoga, mediate. In addition to a healthy eating plan, it is recommended focus on: Spirulina. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in warm, alkaline fresh waters around the world. Spirulina naturally contains protein representing all eight essential amino acids, as well as chelated minerals, natural plant sugars, trace minerals and enzymes. Spirulina is easily assimilated by the body. It also provides naturally occurring chlorophyll. Spirulina can be used as a pre-meal supplement. It is one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12. Fiber. Fiber reduces your body need for insulin. It also acts as a natural “sponge”, suspending food particles and controlling the release of sugar into the blood. But because most Americans only eat 1113 grams of fiber a day, they aren’t seeing these benefits. You really need 35+grams, and if you can’t get that much from food, it is recommended to supplement it. There are different choices like Psyllium Hulls Combination, Nature’s Three, Everybody’s Fiber. Chromium GTF. Is a diabetic fighter. Consider chromium your body’s personal assistant. it is a vital trace mineral that encourages “glucose tolerance factor” production, or GTF. GTF helps glucose metabolism and reception by body cells, and this keeps blood sugar levels on the level, in turn keeping inflammation down. Pancreas Support See HEALTH page 8

What’s Shakin’ In E’ville: Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville Is the Town to Be In

By MouthSayTongue If you’re going to be out in nature I’d like to ask a favor. Whatever you pack in, pack out. Whether you’re enjoying the beautiful trails, streams, lakes, or parks please show respect for nature. Jumping into the weekend on Thursday, The Gin Mill has Joseph and Johnson with their percussive acoustic night of music. Fun to dance , listen or sing along to. Friday we get rolling at Balloons. The Chris O’Leary band takes the stage at 7pm. This is a traveling band out of Schenectady, NY, who’s been all around the country playing the blues. Dj Kage will follow immediately with house music till 2am for your dancing pleasure. At 9pm it’s The Gin Mill’s turn again with Two Guys Drinking Beer. These guys play all over the area and cover all the genres you can imagine. They’re a bunch of fun to

listen and dance to. Madigans will be serving up drinks, with music 9pm2pm at the upstairs bar with Dj Cobra Con playing your favorites. There’s also pool, Foosball and the outdoor deck to enjoy. Saturday we’re back at 20 Monroe St where The Strangers take the main stage at 6pm. These guys are a long time Balloons favorite and one of the top cover bands around the Buffalo area. Dj Kadda will follow immediately with dance music till 2am. Don’t forget to keep those bartenders busy. Also from 6-9pm at Madigans, on the deck , Ade Adu will be playing an acoustic set, lot’s of favorite folk tunes that you’ll remember. Back to The Gin Mill at 9pm, Joe Quick will be playing the corner stage. Judging from his F/B page this will be a night of country music, so bring your best two-step. Finnerty’s gets into the music

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this weekend with Nick Kody at 9pm. He’s a West Valley resident who, according to his bio plays a combination of Blues, Rock and Country or Americana style music. Madigans will have Dj Swift from 9pm-2am for dancing fun at the upstairs bar to close out the evening Wings, Wagner and Winston, Wednesday’s at 8pm offers acoustic Rock, Folk and Bluegrass and 50 cent wings officially ends the weekend. Please don’t forget all the fine dining we have in this wonderful town. I consider dining entertainment too, Dina’s, Villaggio, Katy’s, The Brick-N-Brew, The Ellicottville Brewing Company, John Harvards, Tim & Bonnies, The Birdwalk and The Silver Fox, to name a few, all offer delightful dining experiences and are just one more reason to come and spend a little time here. Have a great week and always support live music. esort

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D.C. trip, along with one being planned for Costa Rica. At the elementary level, Ward Cont. From Cover said the primary education program has been ranked high preparing for a Washington, in an area publication, and it


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Fiddler’s Elbow to Morning Star then through the woods and across Mardi Gras, down Holiday Run to Edelweiss to the finish at the Training Center. The short course elevation has a downhill drop of 600 feet. The 5.4 mile course adds a loop from Eagle across to the woods behind Cindy’s, down Bear Cub to the Wall and then a challenging uphill to Explorer where it joins back into the short course at Morning Star. Eleven obstacles will be placed along the trail including a maze, a balance beam over a giant mud puddle, “lily pads” in Spruce Lake and the final challenge is a giant mud slide down lower Yodeler. Medals will be awarded


Cont. From Cover (SUP), kayak, and fly fishing demonstrations.” Saturday will provide the music stylings of cousins Zach Carr and Jonah Krull - natives of Tonawanda - beginning at 5pm. The duo will perform various cover songs ranging from pop and jazz to swing and big band genres. Carr and Krull love to perform all over Western New York and were nominated in 2016 as “Best Acoustic Act” by Artvoice Magazine. In addition to the music, the weekend will also provide SUP yoga and fitness


Cont. From Cover the building (behind Monroe Street Brick and Brew). The brick siding will be extended up to above the roofline of the building to hide the mechanicals (AC units) from the street. The plan showed two entry doors along that side, which would open to the adjoining property and require an easement from the property owner. Mr. Vogt agreed to change the doors to windows, changing that side of the building to all brick and windows. A deck has been added to the back of the building that will extend over the current one-story addition. Board Chair Nancy


Cont. From Cover the Preliminary SEQR and to hold a public hearing for the proposal. Broadband Update Mr. Richard Zink from Southern Tier West gave an update on the state’s push to bring broadband internet to under and unserved portions of the Southern Tier. The state government’s ambitious plans call for establishing 100-megabit Internet access in even the most rural areas of the state. The state has released several rounds of funding since 2015, and the third round of money will be released in June. The state will be seeking bids from access providers for cable, point to point and satellite, access depending on the most efficient way to connect homes in a given area. The providers include Spectrum, Armstrong cable,

was added a fifth grade play will be held June 12. About 30 special education students are also planning to attend a six-week summer program the district will host.

to all finishers. Prizes will be awarded at the post race party at the Yodeler Lodge to the overall three fastest males and females as well as the most creative costumes. The City Garage of Ellicottville will supply a pair of women’s and men’s Salomon trail running shoes for the top male and female runners. In addition to the City Garage, several other local businesses have signed on as sponsors including West Herr Auto Group, Adventure Bound on the Fly, John Harvard’s Brew House, Villaggio, EVL Half Marathon, Ellicottville Oasis Spa, Nature’s Remeday and Do-Op. Online registration is at mudslide for $60 for the 3.5 or the 5.4 mile run and $5 for the kids’ run (up to age 12). Day-of-race registration is from 7-10am at the Yodeler

Lodge. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher’s medal. Immediately following the post party, all Mudslide participants are invited to Paddlefest at Spruce Lake put on by Adventure Bound on the Fly in Ellicottville. A ride up the chairlift is free to competitors and spectators who already purchased a lift ride to watch the Mudslide start. Paddlefest includes free demos of Standup Paddleboards and Kayaks, along with Fly Fishing demonstrations, music and a food truck. Competitors are also encouraged to visit Ellicottville after the event and coupons from local businesses will be included in competitor goodie bags. Special lodging packages including Mudslide entry fees are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley and the Tamarack Club.

demonstrations, kids races with prizes, and much more all for free admission. “We are excited about this year’s expanded schedule,” added Rounds. “It showcases the new SUP/kayak rental center at Spruce Lake as well as our Demo and Paddle Center.” Saturday’s attendees will also be able to enjoy the Hawaiian BBQ Food Truck with menu items such as BBQ chicken, crispy shrimp, and BBQ short ribs. A new line of inflatable SUPs will also be introduced during the event, thanks to the creative minds of Ellicottvillebased business SUPonthefly. These SUPs will assist the fly fishing community with

its retractable box, which will allow the center fin to automatically retract in shallow water or when bumping up against rocks. This feature is very rare and SUPonthefly is one of the only manufacturers in the world to spotlight this technology. Rounding out the weekend of fun will be Sunday’s musical performances by Molly & the Lavender Kings. These sibling musicians will play folk and jazz to close out Paddle Fest 2017. Adventure Bound’s Demo Center is located near the corners of Route 219 and Route 242. For more information on this year’s Paddle Fest or other summer events, call 716-217-4047.

Rogan asked to see a color 3-D rendering that shows the existing buildings and exactly how the deck will look when completed. It seemed Mr. Vogt had decided to keep the building strictly retail; dropping his announced plans for a restaurant. The board said, later if a tenant wants to put in a restaurant they would have to file a specific application and obtain a special use permit at that time. Code Enforcement Office (in training) Kelly Fredrickson mentioned a second-floor restaurant would need to install fire sprinklers. They can be retrofitted into the remodel if necessary. One of the citizens asked if the adjacent buildings could withstand the vibration from

the reconstruction. Mr. Tiller said it would not be a problem. Because of the changed intended use of the building, Mr. Vogt will have to submit a revised application to the board. Although Mr. Vogt had, at an earlier meeting, withdrawn the application to extend the deck over the sidewalk on Washington, he brought it up again. Attorney Daniel Spitzer, who is the Village’s attorney for zoning matters, said Vogt would have to make an application to the state DOT, and then an application to the Village Board. Mr. Spitzer said neither application would have anything to do with the Planning Board, as the Village Board must approve changes in the historical district.

Fairpoint Communications, Frontier Telephone, and DTF Communications. Communities currently being served by Spectrum cable may see an increase in download speeds up to 100-megabits. Mr. Zink added the new 4K resolution TV’s need 100-megabit speed. He added schools now are issuing students iPads for homework, but in underserved areas, students can be seen sitting outside the school building to get online. Teachers will be able to communicate directly with a sick student. (That means students won’t be able to say they didn’t get the assignment.) It can cost up to $25,000 to lay a mile of fiber optic cable. By the end of 2018 100% of Southern Tier communities should be wired for access, and by 2021 all those lines should be connected to the World Wide Web. Dream it Do it WNY The board heard a report from Evelyn Sabina from the

Dream it Do it organization. It introduces students to the world of manufacturing. With many of the county’s skilled manufacturing work force facing retirement, the county needs to find ways to replace them. The DIDI organization held a manufacturing fair at St. Bonaventure University. Over 200 students from various high schools in the county participated on 52 teams. Twenty-four engineers and technicians from Dresser-Rand, Napoleon Engineering Services, CUTCO, Eaton, and SolEpoxy were consultants for the students in various projects. Ms. Sabina said before the fair 62% of the teachers would encourage a manufacturing career path. But after the fair, 100% of teachers would suggest a career in manufacturing. Mr. Wiktor announced a special board meeting on June 15th at 9am at the CCIDA office on East Washington. The meeting was adjourned.

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Community Calender June 9th & 10th Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s First Trash & Treasure Sale at St. Pauls Annual ChamberFest! This signature event is The sale takes place Friday from 9-6 PM & scheduled for Saturday, June 10th from 11am Saturday from 9-2 PM at St. Paul’s Church in until 9pm at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Ellicottville. Lunch will be served. Donations Casino. This signature beer festival is a “Brews welcome at the church, Mon. - Thurs. 5-8 PM for Barks” awareness and fundraiser event for our local animal shelter. The Brewfest June 8th being held on the Seneca Allegany Resort & Chautauqua County Curiosities by Vince Casino grounds will feature local, regional and Martonis national breweries offering samples of their Vince Martonis will be doing a presentation craft beers. on “Chautauqua County Curiosities” at the The event invites the public to listen to live Stone House (Cattaraugus County Museum) music, browse the arts and crafts vendor on June 8, 2017. area and sample local flavors throughout This event is free and open to the public. the event. Representatives from breweries The Cattaraugus County Museum is located across the region will be on hand to help in the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16 Machias. Call guide attendees through tasting dozens of 716-353-8200 with any questions. craft beers and wines from 1pm until 5pm. For more information on this event please Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit meet some very friendly, furry, four-legged friends from Empire Animal Rescue Society June 9th (E.A.R.S.) of Salamanca. Admission to the Little Valley Speedway’s Super Spring Seneca Salamanca ChamberFest is free. Craft Special brew tasting tickets are $25 in advance and Tonight features Super Late Model, Crate $30 on the day of the event (21+ only). Tasting Late Models, Pro Modifieds, and Randy ticket buyers will receive a free souvenir beer Bradley Memorial & Mod Race. Gates open at glass. Tickets can be purchased via www. 3pm, races begin at 7pm. For more information For more information on this event please about Seneca Salamanca ChamberFest, please visit call 716-945-2034. For more information on this event please June 10th visit 1st Annual Seneca Salamanca Chamber of special-event Commerce ChamberFest Beer Festival Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca June 10th

Great Valley Bicentennial Preparation How to put together a bicentennial costume Come see displays and share ideas on how to put together a bicentennial costume on June 10, 9:30-11:30 AM at GREAT VALLEY TOWN HALL, 4808 Route 219. The purpose of this event is to assist attendees in selecting a costume they want to wear for the Bicentennial in 2018 and then assist them in finding a way to get it or make it. If there is sufficient interest, subsequent sessions will be scheduled to offer hands on assistance with sewing, crafting or finding items. Reservations are not required, but requested to assist us in preparation for the event. You may do this on the Event page on Facebook or by calling Marilyn at 945-3161. For more information on this event please visit https:// June 10th Allegany Garden Festival Enchanted Mountain Garden Club of Allegany will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Allegany Garden Festival on Sat, June 10, 2017 from 10am-4pm. This is a family friendly event featuring high quality vendors of flowers, plants, gardening supplies, landscaping ideas and garden art. To register or for further information call: Mary Linda at 716-378-8001. For more information on this event please visit EnchantedMountainGardenClub/

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the necessary “fuel” to start the day and help stabilize the blood sugar through the first hours in the morning. Never skip breakfast. Have healthy snacks in between meals that include sources of protein like avocado, nuts, garbanzo beans, energy bites made with nut butters, all color vegetables, green beans, pinto beans, tuna salad, etc. Drink enough water, is recommended to drink half of your weight in ounces. so if you weigh 120 Lb you need to drink 60 onces of water, around 8 glasses of water per day. Flax Seed Oil. To help prevent cellular inflammation, we need to provide this good fats to our body as we do not produce them.

For more information please call Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville at 716-6994372.   E-mail: The information found on this article is for educational purposes only to empower people with knowledge to take care of their own health. We disclaim any liability if the reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another. Source: The Diabetes Epidemic. The Untold Truth Series. Dr Hugo Rodier, M.D.— Dr. axe: Is Sugar Bad For you? Here’s How it Destroys your Body. The UCSF Sugar Science/The Unsweetened Truth Article.

Juliet will be featured in the gazebo lawn. The play will be performed by Shake on the Lake, a Silver Lake, NY, based Shakespearian troupe that has been bringing the Bard’s pieces to Western and Central New York since 2012. Performance Breakout: June 29: The Buffalo Five featuring Carolyn Lamson. July 6: Miller and the Other Sinners. July 13: Black & Blues Band. July 20: Old Hippies. July 27: Black Rock Zydeco. Aug. 3: Lady Rush & the Vinyls. Aug. 11: Shake on the Lake, Presented by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Performance starts at 8 p.m. About Ellicottville

Chamber of Commerce: The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce provides advocacy, promotional and benefit solutions for its members - setting the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth while achieving a high quality of life in Ellicottville and the surrounding area. We foster and promote business with our members while stimulating local economic growth. For more information about the Ellicottville chamber of Commerce, including membership, please visit http://www.ellicottvilleny. com.

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce provides advocacy, promotional Cont. From Page 5 and benefit solutions for its members - setting the standard for excellence in participants to hitting the member service, community 800,000 threshold. collaboration, business growth About Ellicottville while achieving a high quality Chamber of Commerce: of life in Ellicottville and the

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Cont. From Page 6 Combination. A healthy pancreas is at the core of diabetes-free living. You can revitalize and support this important organ with Pro-Pancreas herbal combination that includes 14 complementary herbs. Sugar Free Pea Protein A serving provides 20 grams of protein. We need 30 gr of protein in the morning within an hour after waking up, just add almond milk a tsp of chia seeds or chopped nuts and make sure you make it to 30r of protein. This good habit will supply the brain


Cont. From Page 3 own album of originals out that is well worth the listen. You have to see them live to appreciate the sound, though. Closing the series this year is a special Friday night show on Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., when Shake on the Lake performs arguably the most famous story of star-crossed lovers. Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is bringing it to town this summer. Cosponsored by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and



skill levels. 2017 Raccoon camping is not permitted Rally Finisher Medals are at the Raccoon Rally awarded to all participants grounds.  Camp Allegany Cont. From Cover as they cross the finish (the historical Rally site) line.   Free Kids Races is no longer used for the round out the Sunday action Raccoon Rally.  Parking followed by the awards on Park roadways is not Fondo.   Start times:  9am 3-lap, ceremony and raffle up at prohibited.  No exceptions, 9:15am 2-lap, 9:30am 1-lap.  the Summit Area as well. Police enforced.  Please Lodging:  The Summit park in designated lots and Helmets mandatory. Sunday’s Cross Country Area in Red House is home feel free to utilize Stone Mountain Bike Race starts base for the Rally.  Several Tower Rd. for Sunday’s if needed. and finishes at the Summit cabin rentals are available activities The Raccoon Rally helps area in Red House at 10am as well as hundreds more utilizing most of the Art throughout the Park within support the Allegany Nordic Roscoe Trail System and a few miles of all the Park’s Ski Patrol and the Western York Mountain Thunder Run Singletrack. activities.  Booking is New Beginner, Sport & Expert through the Park directly at Bicycling Association. For more information on classes battle it out for awards and prizes in or by contacting Allegany this event please visit http:// several age groups and State Park directly.  Tent

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Beat on the Street: How Did Your Parents Meet?

By Chad Neal An occurrence happened once that led to the fact that you are in existence. The stars aligned a certain way and your parents got together and had a sort of science experiment, mixing two different chemicals to make zygotes that created cells that started the life you live today. Something led to the fact that those two people were attracted to each other and a miracle occurred. We all know how babies are made, if not ask your parents. There were several events that started a timeline that led to the exact moment that your consciousness was created. An energy from some magical star that exploded millions of years ago entered the matter that is your body, and the universe keeps growing along with you. You were created through an act of love, through a wonderful feeling. And your parents were the ones who made you, and by some destined circumstance you are here reading this. How did your parents meet?

Rachel N.- Skiing.

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Michaela P.-there was the new bartender at Madigan’s and Jimmy was the regular that eventually asked her out, for some crazy reason she said yes.

Larry S.- Roller skating rink in Seattle during WWII.

Josh P.- On the CB radio. It was the internet chat room back in the day.

Hayden G.- My grandpa t-boned my grandmas car in the middle of the intersection. Been in love ever since.

Niki M.- My grandmother and father worked at the same place...Gram thought dad was a nice boy. One Christmas my mom went with Gram to the company party..well Gram ended up leaving Mom and had Dad take her home...Gram was the matchmaker.

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