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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 6 May 11 - 17, 2017

Volume 12 ~ Issue 20

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Hospice Walk & Run 2017 Positive & Active Way to Bring Awareness to Benefits of Hospice

Shakespeare in E’Ville

Romeo & Juliet to be Performed at the Gazebo; August 11

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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.

The River Trail is located at 3261 West Trail Road in St. Bonaventure and accommodates various transportation modes such as strollers, wheelchairs, and bicycles.

By Kerra Trivieri

Fri. May 12th & Sat. May 13th, 10PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 TOAST

Friday, May 12th, 7PM

Saturday, May 20 will mark the 21st annual Hospice Walk & Run at St. Bonaventure. The event will kick off at 10am and take place on the Allegheny River Trail along a three-mile course. “The event started shortly after the agency hired its first

development coordinator,” said HomeCare and Hospice and Total Senior Care Director of Communications, Joann McAndrew. “It was - and still is - seen as a way to gather people together in a positive and active way as well as draw attention to See “HOSPICE” Page 7

It’s arguably the most famous story of star-crossed lovers and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is bringing it to town this summer. Co-sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be featured in the gazebo lawn in Ellicottville on August 11, at 8pm. “When people think of Ellicottville, they think of music and bands,” Chamber Executive Director, Brian McFadden said.

Olean’s Community Wide Garage Sale 2017

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, May 11th, 8PM 2 GUYS DRINKIN BEER Friday, May 12th, 9PM WASTED WHISKEY

Saturday, May 13th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, May 17th, 8PM

OLEAN -- The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the CommunityWide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9am-4pm. The Chamber

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Holiday Valley Staff Promotions... Pg 2

Bringing Younger Members Into Management Positions

Three young employees at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville have been promoted to new positions within the resort. Niki Klein has been named Sales Director, Jake Swan has been named Group Sales Coordinator and Caitlin Toth has been named Pool Operations Manager and Multiweek Group Program Administrator.

Paddle Sports Weekend... Page 3

Local Business Launches New Line of Inflatable SUPs On Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day Weekend (June 17 & 18), Adventure Bound outdoor store in Ellicottville will host a paddle sports weekend featuring free kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) demos, live music and food. Saturday’s event will be at Spruce Lake above....

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is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.   For anyone who is interested in holding a garage sale at their home, they need to register their address with GOACC and will be place on the garage sale map for a $3 fee.  GOACC will need address, and a short list of items that the home would be selling.  Deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 17 at noon.  Maps depicting the locations of the garages sales will be available on Friday, May 19 and also will be handed out from GOACC office on the morning of the sales, beginning at 7-9am.  Mail or drop off garage sale information to GOACC, 301 North Union Street. See “SALE” Page 7

See “E’VILLE” Page 7

GeoBash XII at ASP

2017 Olean Garage Sale


Saturday, May 13th, 6PM

“While that is a part of who we are, we want people to know that we also have an appreciation for, and are an outlet for much more. What better way to do this than to provide a free performance of Romeo and Juliet to everyone, put on by professionals that know and understand the art?” The play will be performed by Shake on the Lake, a Silver Lake, NY, based Shakespearian troupe

12th Annual Allegany State Park GeoBash XII

The 12th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been announced. ASP Geobash XII (ASPGB XII) will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8am-8pm. The weekend starts on Thursday night when the organizing committee will be hosting an

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informal “Pizza & Mountain Pies” event to thank those that help out with setting up the event grounds and to welcome early comers to the park. The annual Meet & Greet Bonfire event hosted by the Allegheny Rangers will be held again on Friday night. The musicians, ‘The Very Amazing Gentlemen”, were a huge hit last year, and they enjoyed the event so much, they are coming to entertain us all again. On Saturday, the ASPGB XII event will take place at Camp Allegany. We have plenty of activities planned. Along with lots of new geocaches it should be a busy weekend. Sunday will be the traditional FREE pancake & sausage breakfast to get everyone up and going, and clean up the event See “BASH” Page 7

Vogt Reconsiders Plans

New Superintendent, Budget Reviewed and More

Developer to Scale Down Plans for 23 Washington

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

It was a busy ECS Board meeting Tuesday night. High School Principal Bob Miller was announced as the new ECS District Superintendent. In making the disclosure Board Chair, Carl Calarco added the board was “looking forward to working with you in the coming years.” Soon to be retired Superintendent Mark Ward introduced his “18th and final budget presentation.” Finally, the board heard from the two candidates for the open seat on the School Board. Superintendent Ward walked the board through the 2017-18 school budget. He started by discussing new equipment and classes to benefit students. Equipment included new laptop computers for the 6th grades, new security cameras, and a new Voice Over Internet phone system. Ward discussed two new college level classes in Spanish and Earth Sciences. Students will also benefit from a new elementary teacher, and new handson science kits developed by BOCES. The new teacher will allow them to reduce class sizes for the 3rd grade. Mr. Ward also said there would be a proposition on next week’s ballot for leasing two new school busses. A new roof will be installed over the entrance to the elementary building, and a set of steps near the lower northeast corner of the building will be replaced. Amee Kilby went over some of the specifics of the budget. It includes $4,412,525 for instruction or

Home Business Tuesday night the Village Planning Board rolled through several proposals for new businesses in the Village. In an unusual move the board started the meeting in executive session to meet with Daniel Spitzer, an attorney hired by the Village to give counsel on planning and zoning issues. Home Business The first application the Board considered came from Darleen Allen on Rockwell. She is applying to open a home business in her residence. She plans on offering aroma therapy and nutritional counseling. A home business is allowed in a medium density residential area. Ms. Allen is not planning on making any modifications to her home, and will see only one client at a time. Although a one square foot sign is allowed for the business, she said she is not planning one. A public hearing was set for June 13 at 5:30. Accessory Apartment Also on Rockwell a resident continued his request to build an accessory apartment at his residence there. The resident has already received approval from the Village ZBA for FAR (Floor Area Ratio) and setback variances. He will add a 24 x 14-foot deck and a stairwell to the front of the home. One stall in his garage is going to be converted to part of the

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Publisher’s Word “Go Green!”




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

The perfect home, walking distance to the village & quick drive to slopes. 3/2 first floor living, 2 car att. gar. & lovely outdoor living space. MLS#B503452…$311,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




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

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4+ acres featuring sweeping views, located less than 2 miles to village. Make your Ellicottville dreams come true with this easy building lot! MLS#B401186…$195,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




but this time of year you won’t catch me replying “Go White”! No, to the contrary, I’ve had just about all I can handle with this cold, rainy and windy Spring! “Go Green” means it’s my favorite time of the year, when the trees are budding, my annuals are coming along nicely out in the garden, and the lawn is in desperate need of its first haircut. Springtime in the Now, our title means Enchanted Mountains is something entirely different very special – if you want to a Michigan State alum, skiing, head West, young

man (or woman). Warm sun and slightly cool breezes counteract one another, and the air smells so – clean! Mother Nature injects fresh energy into everything around us, and there’s a renewed and lively spirit to all of us who stuck out a cold, blustery winter… It’s finally Spring! So, dear readers, shake off the winter doldrums, open your windows and re-start the excitement of another change of seasons! Until next week… JZ-C

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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 784 - Year to date 22,424

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4 BR/ 2.5 BA living level entry townhouse w 1760 sf, gas FP, directly across from HoliMont and an easy walk to village. MLS#B492414…$254,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

The Best Buy @ HoliMont! This family size chalet is move in ready and in the middle of the action! MLS#B463590…$355,000 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




Immaculate double wide situated on nearly 1 acre. Front & back decks to take in the beautiful scenery. Oversized 2-car garage! MLS#B1026700…$89,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Doesn’t get any better than this one-bedroom ground floor location on the Wall slope at HV, you can ski from your door! MLS#B465716…$87,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Over 2600 sf, 4 BR/ 3 BA, completely updated, hardwd flrs, family rm and master bdrm addition, gas fireplace, walk to everything! MLS#B495636…$279,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Two Unit home plus shop and outbuildings close to town, slopes, school, offers great annual gross income and potential. MLS#B494077…$160,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

2/2 condo located at the Wall Chair; this HV ski in & out is priced to sell! Do not miss out on your chance for EVL slopeside living! MLS#B492025…$160,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Be a part of this new project! Located off Poverty Hill (near the old Concord Club) you will find this 5 acre parcel ready for your chalet! MLS#B1028786…$389,999 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




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Join the fabulous “chaletlier” community of Sun Up. Located in the Village of E’ville, walk to all of your town. Quick drive to the slopes! MLS#B1021186…$75,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

4 BR/ 2 BA ranch offers gracious living spaces in a picturesque setting bordering creek, covered porch, ECS schools, fireplace. MLS#B490164…$165,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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On May 13, Endurance Factor, the people that brought you the EVL Half, want to help put the FUN into running. Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. We will have fun distractions on course (we aren’t talking bubbles and Unicorns – but you never know), entertainment, great food and beer as part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong? The day will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Beer Mile for those with iron stomachs. We want our participants to enjoy their run so there will be a few surprises out on course that will make you smile. Make sure to bring your smiles to run the miles!

Locals Day Tickets LOCALS DAY TICKETS for Summer Music Festival - Come to the Chamber of Commerce office from May 17 to 19 and get your Locals Day reduced price tickets for $20. That’s a $10 savings per ticket! If you live or work in Ellicottville, stop in May 17-19 and get your reduced tickets for either the Buffalo Philharmonic of July 1 or Grand Funk Railroad on July 2! Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Holiday Valley Staff Promotions Bringing Younger Members Into Management Positions

Three young employees at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville have been promoted to new positions within the resort. Niki Klein has been named Sales Director, Jake Swan has been named Group Sales Coordinator and Caitlin Toth has been named Pool Operations Manager and Multiweek Group Program Administrator. According to Dennis Eshbaugh, President and General Manager, “We’re pleased that Niki, Jake and Caitlin have joined our team and it is encouraging to bring these young people into management positions of the resort.” As Sales Director, Niki Klein will be responsible for overseeing the sales and monitoring multiple week

groups and individuals, as well as day groups coming to ski or snowboard. Prior to her promotion, Niki was a sales manager for multiple week ski and ride programs for the past 3 years. Niki also coordinates the internship program for Holiday Valley. Niki is an Ellicottville native who spent 9 years working for Vail Resorts in Colorado which gave her valuable experience in the ski industry. Jake Swan interned for 2 summers in Holiday Valley’s Marketing Department, worked last summer as a monitor at Sky High Adventure Park and last winter in Customer Service. As the Group Sales Coordinator he will prospect, sell, organize and plan group visits for

winter and summer. Jake grew up in the Jamestown area and has recently received his BS degree in Sports and Recreation from James Madison University. Caitlin Toth interned for Holiday Valley’s Marketing Department last summer and worked last winter in Customer Service. In her new position she will be responsible for managing all aspects of the summer pool complex, setting up and managing a call center for winter operations and overseeing the processing of Multiple Week program registration information. Caitlin is from Ellicottville and is currently working on her Masters from SUNY Geneseo.

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Summer Intern at Library Paid Intern Position for at Ellicottville Library Provided by Rotary Club

The Ellicottville Memorial Library is pleased to announce the generous donation of funds from the Rotary Club of Ellicottville Foundation for Youth to hire a local student as a summer intern to help with the children’s Summer Reading Program. We are thrilled because this additional person will give us the ability to provide more programs and activities to the 100+ children that sign up each summer for our Summer Reading Program. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program

is “Build A Better World!” This program helps motivate children to read and develops positive attitudes about reading and books. It also helps children maintain their reading skills over summer vacation and encourages regular use of the library. We are already gearing up to provide programs and events focusing on group games, physical challenges, art projects, science and engineering experiments and more. Any student interested in applying for this position should stop by the Ellicottville

Memorial Library or call 699-2842 for information. The intern must be currently enrolled in college or planning on attending college this fall and preference will be given to Ellicottville Central School graduates. This position will run from June 19th until August 11th. (These dates can be adjusted by one week if necessary to accommodate high school seniors) The pay rate is 30 hours per week at $9.70 per hour. Please submit an application and resume by June 5th.

Paddle Sports Weekend Local Business Launches New Line of Inflatable SUPs

On Saturday and Sunday adventure-oriented team of Father’s Day Weekend that focuses on maximizing (June 17 & 18), Adventure the portability of inflatable Bound outdoor store in SUPs. In January, a team Ellicottville will host a of four SUPonthefly paddle sports weekend Brand Ambassadors and a featuring free kayak and Chilean guide fished and stand up paddle board (SUP) explored the Patagonia demos, live music and food. region of Chile on inflatable Saturday’s event will be at SUPonthefly boards. The Spruce Lake above Holiday team’s accomplishments Valley from 2-7pm. Live included first descents of music will be provided by several Patagonian rivers cousins Zach Carr and Jonah on a SUP. The journey to Krull from Tonawanda. Patagonia included travel by Sunday’s event will be at commercial airline, Cessna, the Adventure Bound demo bus, car and even ox carts.  pond on Hwy 219 just north SUPonthefly boards are of Ellicottville from 10am- under the 50lb. threshold 3:pm.  for checked baggage on The highlight of the paddle airlines, making them the sports weekend event will perfect choice for adventure be the introduction of a new travel. In April, SUPonthefly line of inflatable SUPs from founders, John and Christy Ellicottville-based business, Rounds, took their family to SUPonthefly. SUP onthefly Lake Atitlan in Guatemala has spent two years testing where they had the chance and producing boards with test three new SUPonthefly unique stability and design boards: The SUPonthefly requirements to meet the Guide, SUPonthefly needs of the fly fishing Streamer, and SUPonthefly community. This year’s River Nymph. Since most line will feature a stomp villages on the lake are box that allows the center only accessible by boat, this fin to automatically retract region was ideal for testing in shallow water or when the versatility of the SUPs. bumping up against rocks SUPonthefly boards in a river. SUP onthefly include durable wheeled will be one of the only duffles with backpack manufacturers in the world straps, making the boards to feature this technology.  easy to transport virtually SUP onthefly is an anywhere you can find a path

to a lake or river. This makes them ideal for traveling to intentional destinations where boat ramp access can be limited or non-existent. Unlike many inflatable SUP boards that are made for flat water conditions, SUPonthefly boards use Advanced Rocker Construction (ARC) for superior performance on wavy lakes, rivers and inland waterways. SUPonthefly’s ARC plus and its generous platform makes these boards the best choice for anglers who require extra stability for fishing or to carry extra gear. SUPonthefly boards have been designed for maximum durability and stability. They have the best weight to cargo / carrying capacity on the market, making them ideally suited to carry coolers, fly fishing gear and heavier paddlers. The SUPonthefly Guide has a cargo capacity of a whopping 650 lbs. They also come with a three year warranty. If you are looking for an ultra-stable inflatable SUP, come to Ellicottville for Paddle Sports Weekend on June 17 & 18 or rent a board at the new Spruce Lake paddle sports kiosk at Holiday Valley on summer weekends starting June 17. 

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events including a Women’s mountain bike clinic. For a more consistent fitness experience, O.F.F. offers adult group fitness classes, youth fitness classes, fitness parties and personal training….on the move. This means O.F.F. will COME TO YOU! Get your girlfriends together for an in-home, business or organizational fitness party. Rather than exercising in one set facility, O.F.F. offers personal and group training in the comfort of your home as well as in various fitness centers in Cattaraugus County such as the Little Valley Fitness Center and the Cattaraugus-Little Valley School. Melinda Jones, owner and founder of Outdoor See “OUTDOOR” page 5

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Ieda Family Annual “Musicale”

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9th Annual Concert Open to Public, May 20

The Ieda Family will soon be opening their home to friends and interested music lovers as they present their 9th annual “Musicale” since moving to Ellicottville 15 years ago. James and Annette Ieda have been performing with their “adult children” for 30 years, starting with Mozart Piano Quartets when the kids were in elementary school. The family has grown and now the grandchildren have become an intriguing part of the evening. Victoria,

now 9, will be playing with her mom in Bach’s “Concerto for two Violins” in D minor, accompanied by Annette Ieda, “GramAnnette!” Martin, now 7, will be playing “March in G” by Bach on his cello. Six year old Ava will be performing for the first time at the family gathering, playing some of the variations on the “Twinkle” Theme, and “French Folk Song” on her cello. The adult members of the family will also be

participating. The family string quartet will perform Haydn’s Quartet No. 26, “The Dream,” and Borodin’s Quartet No. 2. Members of the group are: Jimmy Ieda (son), Annette Ieda (mom), Anneke Ieda (Jimmy’s wife) and Christopher Ieda (son.) Annette got her children started on violin and cello when they were only three years old, with the dream of someday playing quartets with them. Now that’s “Family Planning.!” as she so often states…. James Ieda, (Dad) will be concluding the concert by performing Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” The Saturday, May 20, 2017 performance at 7:30pm will be proceeded by a pot luck dinner at 6pm. Please plan to come and bring a dish to pass. The concert location is 6932 Horn Hill Road, Ellicottville. Members of Salamanca’s Euterpeon Music Club will be our “special guests”, but the public is welcome as well. Please call 716-912-3512 to reserve your spot at this very special event.

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According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 4% of the women between the ages of 40 and 60 suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. So is B12 vitamin that critical for the body? Yes, it is. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious health issues as it is required to make red blood cells, nerve development, DNA, and various other bodily functions. Apart from age, various other factors such as certain common medications and lack of meat intake lead to vitamin B12 deficiency. You all will agree that diagnosing a problem is the crucial step to finding a solution. So it’s vital for everyone out there, especially all you ladies in your 30s, to be well aware of the symptoms of B12 deficiency. Given here are some of the common early symptoms that might warn you of the deficiency. Some ailments may be: Frequent episodes of dizziness/vertigo and a wobbly feeling are a common symptom of B12 deficiency. Often, we dismiss the wobbly feeling when we stand up after sitting for too long as “head rush”. However, with age, the constant dizzy feeling might point to something major, which in this case might be vitamin B12 deficiency. Pins and needles sensation: It is common to feel the “pins and needles” type of sensation if you compress any body part for too long. However, if you feel this sensation without the compression, you might be suffering from B12 deficiency. Numbness and

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Maybe we’re seeing the May flowers all these showers are supposed to bring. They actually cancelled the Regatta for the first time ever due to high water. Don’t forget High Rise Adventure Park and The Mountain Coaster at Holiday Valley along with the Double Black Diamond Golf Course are available seven days a week for outdoor entertainment. Let’s see what music we have for you this weekend. As always things get started at The Gin Mill Thursday night with Joseph and Johnson from 8-10pm. These guys pride themselves on playing the classics as close to the original version as possible. Friday kicks off, as it frequently does at Balloons.

Making their debut is a band called Toast. These guys have been together since the 90’s and, according to their bio, play music from the 70’s till now and a little Canadian rock thrown in. Immediately following Dj Xcite will be in the booth spinning dance music till close. At 9pm 2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer will be at Gin Mill and Last but not least, Madigans will have Dj Shane O’Mack in the booth from 10 till close. Saturday we make our way back to Balloons. The Strangers are an old favorite in Evl. I’ve been listening to these guys since I was just a weekender here. If you like classic rock they’re your cup of tea. Dj Kage will be handling the booth immediately following and you can keep dancing till close.





Finnerty’s will be hosting Wilky at 8pm, and from what I can find they are a jam band along the lines of The Dead: “Improvisational face melting madness, to reference their page”, in fact. Dj Gilroy will follow till close. Jess and Ed will be at Villaggios Saturday from710pm for some dinner music. At 9pm Wasted Whiskey will be rocking Gin Mill. Madigans will be serving up drinks with the A-Team behind the bar and Dj Swift will be handling the music in the booth from 10PM till close. We end the madness back at The Gin Mill where we started off with Wednesday, Wagner, Winston and Wings, with .50 cent wings and foot stompin’ music starting at 8pm. Hope you enjoy E’ville and as always support live music.

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around 100 participants,” McAndrew said. “But we hope to bring in as many new people as possible so we can help raise money for this important cause.” Check-in will open at 9am and kick off a full day of various activities. After registration and check-in, walkers and runners have the option to create or join a team. The team that collectively raises the most money will be awarded the “Hospice High Scorers Cup.” There will also be refreshments, kids’ games, and a basket raffle. “Prior to the event, a preraffle opportunity will be available through our Web

site,” added McAndrew. “A CUTCO Galley Knife Set, authentic Buffalo Sabres hockey stick signed by Sam Reinhart, and an autographed cleat from Buffalo Bill Ronald Darby will be among the big ticket items.” All registered walkers and runners will also receive a gift, compliments of HomeCare and Hospice. To complete registration online, visit http://www. For more information on this year’s Walk & Run, interested patrons can also call the Communications Department at 1-800-7197129.

and have been known to use refurbished and repurposed items in their productions. Shake on the Lake also helps sponsors find ways to make performances low-cost to offer a higher accessibility to quality performances. In previous years, the troupe has performed Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They tour the region performing to bring The Bard’s acts to as many

as possible, performing in Geneseo, Letchworth State Park, Dansville, Darien Lake St. Park, Orleans County Marine Park, Attica, Arcade, Springville, Groveland Prison & Silver Lake. Make sure you bring your chairs or a blanket and come out to enjoy an hour and a half of live Shakespeare. Before that, come out and see what’s going on with Ellicottville’s Stroll the Streets from 5-8pm.

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is beautiful all year ’round, but springtime is an extra special season. The trees, the animals, Cont. From Cover and the flowers are all things that are part of the GeoBash experience. There are many grounds. Come and stay the weekend beautiful spots in the park or the day. Allegany State Park and it’s no coincidence that

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the importance of hospice care during the end of a loved one’s life.” HomeCare and Hospice has been providing care for over 40 years to clients all over Western New York and its neighboring counties. Their services support medical, spiritual, and psychosocial needs for those battling a life-limiting illness. The Walk & Run is a great way to support this special organization and these services. “We typically have


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that has been bringing the Bard’s pieces to Western and Central New York since 2012. The organization’s goals are creating a fun, family-friendly, outdoor production of Shakespeare to high artistic standards. They look to use cost-effective, green production practices


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Cont. From Cover about 6% of the total budget. Employee benefits total $2,345,378, while operations and maintenance will run $521,159. Instructional Support includes such items as the library, computer technology, health services, and extra-curricular activities. Ms. Kilby pointed out, to keep students and staff safe, more AEDs (Automatic Electronic Defibrillators) and EPPI pens have been placed around the school. The budget for Instructional Support is $788,919, up from $699,477 last year. Central Services includes items like the Superintendent’s office, the business office, printing and mailing, and legal services. Due to some staff changes, this expense went down from $542,638 last year to $503,155 for this year’s budget. Transportation for the schools will rise due to the lease of the two new buses. It is now $648,341 versus last year’s amount of $591,115.


Cont. From Cover apartment. An architectural review is required for Planning Board approval. The board inquired about the materials for the added roof, siding and rails on the deck. The gentleman said the siding and rails would match the existing home. He said the particular metal

In all the school budget for 2017-18 totals $12,319,921 over last year’s $11,903,306. This is up against revenues of $12,351,921 including a tax levy of $7,235,262. The tax levy includes a total tax rate of 2.96%. This includes an increase of 1.26% allowed by NYS law and an additional 1.7% the board is asking residents to consider. Superintendent Ward pointed out that the 1.26% tax rate would generate only $8,300 in new revenue. During the 2015-16 budget year, the district had to use over $300,000 in reserves to meet expenses. The 1.7% increase will generate roughly $123,000 more. Ward said a home in Ellicottville worth $150,000 at full assessment would see a tax increase of $25.50 per assessed $1,000. He added ECS receives the lowest amount of state aid for education. The increased tax proposal will be up for a vote during the election on May 16th. The proposal must pass by a 60% majority to go through. Anybody with questions may call the school at 699-2368.

The two candidates running for the open board position made brief statements in support of their candidacy. Great Valley resident Len Zlockie is the incumbent on the board. He and his family moved to the school district in 2001. He is running for his second term. His children Luke and Morgan both graduated from ECS. He wants to keep the continuity that has been established while serving on the board, to “keep the ship moving in the right direction,” as he put it. Dr. Erin Cornelius moved to Ellicottville in 2010. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. She has two sons, Harrison and Finn. Harrison is currently a student at ECS. She “wants to have a positive impact on the community where my children will grow up.” Voting is May 16th, from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Elementary School foyer. The two ballot propositions are the ECS budget and the school bus lease. The two candidates will be on the ballot for the vacant School Board position.

roof profile on the existing structure is no longer made, but he would use a style as close a match as possible. A public hearing was set for June 13th at 5:30. Skateboard Park Chris Perks addressed the board with a proposal to build and indoor skateboard park on Park Avenue. The building there is abandoned. Mr. Perks said the business would include some retail areas and possibly some

apartments, as well as the board park. Perks said the area is currently zoned industrial and was asking the board to re-zone it commercial. Village Planner said the Village Board would consider the request for rezoning. There arose a question about the current zoning of the area. Mr. Palumbo said since the property had been abandoned

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Community Calender May 13th The Arts & Crafts Show will include Fun Show at the Crosspatch Horse Ranch returning popular artists and crafts Bring your horse and show off your skills people as well as new artisans who will be at this Fun Show hosted by the Crosspatch displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, Horse Ranch. Registration begins at 9:30am photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and and the show will begin at 10am. There will much, much more. Vendors will be located be plenty of refreshments available. indoors, but then visitors can take a hike The Crosspatch is a real working horse through the park, exploring the huge rocks ranch with owners who have been in the and crevices in, under and around them. horse business for over 40 years. They offer Show hours are 10am to 5pm each day. guided trail rides, chuckwagon suppers, Park information, history, directions and winter sleigh rides, and horsemanship camps. general rates can be found at http://www. For more info, call 716-938-6313. or by calling 866-404For more information on this event please ROCK or (716) 372-7790. visit May 13th & 14th May 13th Co-ed Cornhole Tournament Happy Half - Half Marathon and 5k Enjoy Food, Live Music, Vendors, Raffles At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley, you and more. Benefiting Salamanca Seneca can put the FUN into running. Sometimes Falling Leaves Festival. For more information it is not just about the distance, it is how and to register your team call Smitty at 716you get there and what you do after the 945-3110 or 716-801-2880 event. Entertainment, great food and beer are part of a great party at Holiday Valley May 13th Resort after you get done. With the award Special Mother’s Day Afternoon at Lake winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the Lane refreshments how can you go wrong? The day Bring your Mom to Lake Lane’s Art & will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Beer Craft room to construct and decorate a fun Mile for those with iron stomachs. Planter Person. Spend a few hours with your For more information on this event please favorite little person creating a memorable visit experience and cherished keepsake. Each adult & child will construct, decorate and pot May 13th & 14th their very own Planter Person. All materials Rock City Park Hosts 2017 Arts & Crafts and instructions for this fun spring project Show will be provided.

Refreshments will be provided. A $10.00 deposit is required to guarantee your spot. For payment instructions, please contact Lake Lane Getaway at 716-373-2080, May 13th Date night with Kids Fishing Clinic at Adventure Bound on the Fly A fishing class designed for children that provides an ideal opportunity for kids to have fun and learn about a great sport of fly fishing while the parents enjoy some adult time in Ellicottville, New York Each child will enjoy hands-on practice casting, identifying fish food (bugs) & playing, landing and releasing fish in a fun and respectful way. We will have hot dogs, chips and drinks for the kiddos to enjpoy in between casts and landing fish. Class size is limited to 10 students who are 10 years and older. $50 per child includes rod, reel, flies and instructor and hot dogs, chips and drinks. Call the shop 716 217 4047 or email to make your reservation. For more info on this event please visit May 14th Mother’s Day Brunch at Good Times Olean What Mother wouldn’t be pleased with a Mother’s Day Brunch with her favorite kiddos? For more information on this event please visit mothers-day-brunch/

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Cont. From Page 7 for some time it had been rezoned to medium density housing. The Planner also said a lot could be done in an industrial zone without having to rezone the area. The board said it would check on the properties current status. Palumbo said he would outline the steps needed for Perks to pursue his plans with Tom Abritis and Kelly Fredrickson. 23 Washington Builder Phil Vogt was again before the Board regarding his plans for the former Après Building at 23 Washington. Part of the application involves a use change from

retail commercial use to a restaurant, which requires a special use permit. Because the building is in the Historic District overlay the SEQR must be coordinated with the state DOT. Previously the Village Board had named the Planning Board as the lead agency for the coordinated SEQR. In the discussion regarding the next steps Mr. Vogt said he was withdrawing his application to extend the deck over the sidewalk. The plan had been opposed by owners and residents of the adjoining buildings. He also confirmed he plans to install a single restaurant in the building. During the discussion, the “chicken egg” dilemma facing the proposal was brought up. The ZBA will not grant a FAR variance

until the Planning Board had signed off on the SEQR, but the Board is hesitant to issue the SEQR until the ZBA rules. Mr. Vogt said he and his engineer Aaron Tiller are willing to work with the ZBA for find out what they are comfortable with. At this point, Planning Board chair Nancy Rogan said 23 Washington is a “wonderful building,” and the board does not want to see it sitting empty for any longer than necessary. She then asked if Mr. Vogt would reconsider his plans to expand the building. Other members of the board spoke about how much they love and want to protect the historical district. Jack Kramer said Vogt would “be a hero,” if he scale back his remodel plans.



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On Saturday May 20 Hey Kids!! This is your chance to see Trolls at 2pm. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born,

and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try

to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. Kids receive FREE POPCORN & WATER at this showing, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club La La Land begins at 7pm. (Rated PG-13*) Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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What is the Most Unbelievable Story You’ve ever Heard that was True? By CFN Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. That cliché is actually very true. Sometimes a few unbelievable tales slip through the cracks that are real, and make the community involved in disbelief, wondering how they didn’t see something like that coming. The fact that a lot of history has been erased doesn’t seem to bother too many people and the certain ones who try to tell the information as truth are brushed off, because the textbook history is far too indoctrinated into society as a whole. It may not be a bad thing, being comforted as we are, all the while being intimidated into compliance. The generations have taught the heirs of the world the way they saw fit. The highly enlightened also know that knowledge is something that when shared with too many can become problematic. What is the most unbelievable story you ever heard that was true?

May Ghost Haunt

Public Ghost Haunt/ Tour Of the Hinsdale Haunted House

On Saturday May 20th, Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join us as we explore

this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available). The Hinsdale House is located at 3830 McMahon Rd, Hinsdale NY. Please bring a flashlight and

wear appropriate clothing for ghost hunting this time of year. If you have your own ghost hunting gear bring it along (please limit it to hand held devices). Pizza and a light breakfast are included and if you plan on staying the night please bring your own sleeping gear (air mattress, cot, sleeping bag, etc). Due to the set amount of tickets for this event tickets are non refundable/ non reschedulable. Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at this location. Anyone under the influence or otherwise disruptive to the event will be removed without refund. For more information on this event please visit fixtheHinsdaleHouse/events/.

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Niki M.- The story of how my grandfather caught a scuba diver off the coast of Florida. Unfortunately none of us grandkids got to hear Charles F.- Some kid about it until he passed Ron K.- The Jonestown made a hole in one to and we called bull, until Massacre...the origin of save par. I was there and Nana told us the whole “drink the kool-aid”. story. no it wasn’t me.

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