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Volume 12 ~ Issue 21

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Mission: Memorial Day Town and Village Turn Out to Honor Fallen Soldiers

Charging Into the Future Town of Ellicottville Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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

Saturday, June 10th, 8PM

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 ELLICOTTVILLE LARGEST DISCO

Saturday, May 20th, 7PM

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

Fri. May 19th & Sat. May 20th, 10PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 FLIPSIDE

Friday, May 19th, 7PM MIDLIFE CRISIS

Saturday, May 20th, 6PM

The 21-Gun Salute at last year’s Memorial Day Ceremony.

Story And Photo By John Thomas; Staff Writer Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day. A day that for some of us is a day off, a day of no school, a family outing, a garage sale, or a mattress sale. But, really, it is a day of mourning. A day of acknowledging the loss of our loved ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Read down the list of names on the memorial in front of Town and Village Hall, and you will find names familiar to most of us: Egbert Barnhard, William Burton, Douglas Dineen, Alton Eastman, Irvin Ebert,

Danial Lowry, Joseph O’Connor, Robert Quinn, and Henry Smith. These are the sons of Ellicottville who perished in World Wars I and II. The monument was erected in 1950, and more young men and women from the Town and Village may have died in conflicts since then, but their names are not on the plaque. Whether or not those names are set in stone, on the 29th, the community will pause to remember that those few, who gave their lives in war, have done so for us, the many, who See “MEMORIAL” Page 7

The two EV charging stations at Town Center. Virtually all Electric Vehicles can charge at the station, and the power is free.

Story And Photo widespread distribution of cheap By John Thomas; Staff Writer gasoline lead to their demise. Now, the pendulum is beginning to swing Electric Cars are coming! the other way. Improvements in Although they seem like the latest batteries, power management, and thing, Electric Vehicles (EVs) have the spread of recharging stations actually been around for years. are fueling the comeback of EVs. The first electric vehicles were The Town of Ellicottville has just sold in the US in the 1880’s. They completed installing two new EV were very popular in the early charging stations at Town Center. 20th century, but improvements in internal combustion engines and See “CHARGE” Page 6

2017 Amish Relief Auction Four Mile Brewing Growth Amish Furniture and Goods for Sale Next Weekend

Expansion of Building and Distribution

Amish life in the country, with an auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more. This auction’s proceeds will go towards children and other needy families, doctor

One of Olean’s top attractions continues to do what it does best: brew great beer. Some changes have been made to the menu and hours of operation, but the Four Mile Brewery on East Green Street looks to be in it for the long haul. Business at the brewery remains strong, according to Nicholas Bohdanowycz, accountant and cofounder. He said a recent decision to close the popular taproom on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is an effort to shift the focus. “We realize that focusing on our keg sales and distribution is the way we want to grow. We want to put more time and resources into that function.” Though Taco Tuesday proved to be

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Wednesday, May 24th, 8PM

The 2017 Amish Relief Auction takes place next Saturday, May 27 from 7:30am-5pm in Cherry Creek. You are invited to experience a special day of

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Local Artist Shows at Comic Con... Pg 5 Nowicki Taking Pop Culture Paintings to Nickel City Con

By Nicholas Pircio

Voters Approve Budget Benefit Concert for Park Incumbent Len Zlockie Wins Reelection

10,000 Maniacs Perform at Sculpture Park; July 16

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

By Chad Neal Ellicottville’s liaison to the Comic Convention realm is Shad Nowicki and his crew. Shad is a painter and does works that fit in superbly to the Comic Con scene. Nowicki will be traveling to Buffalo to set up a booth at the Comic Con to show and sell his works of art this weekend. .

At the ECS Board meeting on Tuesday night, the results of the school district election were announced. First, the voters approved the $12,319,921 budget for the 2017-18 school year. The majority of voters approved the budget containing a tax levy increase of 2.96%. It was passed by 78% or 264 votes of approval versus 57 votes nay. The proposition authorizing the board to lease two new school buses also passed. In the contest for the upcoming vacant seat on the board, incumbent Len Zlockie faced off against Dr. Erin Cornelius. Mr. Zlockie’s five-year term expires at the end of the school year, but he won reelection by a close vote. Zlockie garnered 160 votes versus Dr. Cornelius’ 157. There was a single vote for write-in candidate Eileen Finn. The board passed a motion accepting the election results. In giving his Superintendent’s report, Mark Ward said the district was looking at adding another college level course in bio-technology. The new phone system that is included in the budget will have a voice-over-internet capability and will enable texting and will be able to be used as a PA system. High School Principal Bob Miller reported state testing starts this week. Geometry, History, English, and math testing will start Wednesday, with science starting next week. The Senior Prom will be June 3rd at the West Valley Fire Hall. The senior party will be a cruise on the Chautauqua Bell on the lake.

East Otto, NY: In 1991, over 6,000 people attended a benefit concert for Griffis Sculpture Park hosted by alternative rockers 10,000 Maniacs. It was a legendary day that is etched in Western New York music history. 26 years later, 10,000 Maniacs make a highly anticipated return to the United States’ largest sculpture park on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2pm or a full-performance of their album “In My Tribe,” which celebrated its 30th anniversary celebration this year. 10,000 Maniacs “In My Tribe” was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.” Joining the bill is the percussion rock group from Pittsburgh, PA, Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors.

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Page 2 ~ The Villager ~ May 18 - 24, 2017

Publisher’s Word “Better Start Planning…” fun over the next few months. The four-season resort town of E’ville keeps coming up with new ways to entertain us year ‘round. How lucky we are to have such creative and dedicated folks running the show around here! So, take heed readers – get out your summer calendars and start “x-ing” out some key dates, such as: the Outdoor Adventure Expo June 3rd, June 17th’s Holiday Valley Mudslide, the July 4th Weekend (Summer Music Fest and much more), and the Eddie Szpaicher Golf Classic on July 12th. Music lovers from all over love our “Jazz & Blues Weekend” July 28th30th, and let’s not forget the weekly “Gazebo Series”

in the center of the village, which gets going July 1st. And for those few weekends in June or July where nothing is planned, better start making reservations for the best area camping sites, whitewater rafting trips, sundry mountain biking and hiking happenings, tee times for some amazing golf courses… I could go on and on. So, dear readers, remember that proper planning prevents missing the boat on summer fun! Start your summer planning now and stick to a game plan. Make some summer memories this year you and your family will always remember. Until next week… JZ-C

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3/2 condo sits across from HV & fully furnished. Desired split flr plan gives you all the space you need. So much to do in 4-season EVL! MLS#B1003259…$205,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

5.1 acres of serenity just waiting to have the perfect chalet built. Quick drive to slopes or town. Located near great hiking! MLS#B496758…$109,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Minutes from everything, this build ready lot has timbered gated driveway, trees, views, beautiful clearing, & adjacent lot available. MLS#B1045210…$49,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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A private wooded setting awaits you for this unique contemporary turn key chalet just three miles from the village & ski slopes!! MLS#B504125…$225,900 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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

2/2 Fractional Unit located right in the action at Holiday Valley. High-End living without the high-end cost! MLS#B489695…$89,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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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

Astounding views from this 3+ BR/ 2 BA immaculate chalet with new heated barn on 12 landscaped acres for 4 season vacationing! MLS#B502562…$435,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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Affordable, furnished & equipped, 3br 2 bath getaway spot just 2 miles from the village! MLS#B1021423…$159,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

Despite the recent slate of dismal weather, big summer fun is slowly approaching. The old proverb “She who fails to plan, plans to fail” readily comes to mind. And that makes me think about what I’m going to do for some

Happy Birthday

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 1,344 - Year to date 23,768

~ Obituary ~

William L. Barret ~ 1933 - 2017

Ellicottville, NY - William L. Barrett, 83, of Ellicottville, NY passed away Monday May 15, 2017 at his home. He was born December 3,1933 in Buffalo, NY the son of the late James “Bud” and Sarah (Llingl) Barrett.

Mr. Barrett was a Korean War Veteran having served in the US Marine Corps. He owned and operated The Birdwalk Restaurant in Ellicottville, NY since he stared it in 1970. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He also started The Birdwalk Regatta and also helped getting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to preform at Holiday Valley every Summer.   In 1988 he married the former Laurie Anderson who survives. Besides his loving wife he is survived by a son Wade ( Tina) Barrett of Ellicottville ,NY and 2 stepsons Michael(Sarah) Caputi of Interlaken, NY and USMC Ret. Derek(Jacqueline) Caputi of Portland, OR and 2 step daughters Dawn Caputi of Cleveland, OH and Jessica

Caputi of Olean, NY and 9 grandchildren Liza, Shauna, Saeanna, Joshua, Naomi, Laurie, Anthony, Cameron and Alex and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother James Barrett of Tomball, TX and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Gwendolyn. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday May 21,2017 from 1pm-5pm at The Birdwalk Restaurant 5816 Rte 242 East Ellicottville, NY 14731.   Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation for Youth/ Family support of Ellicottville. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City Street Little Valley, NY

Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony—Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (C.A.M.P.) will hold a brief Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building located at the corner of Court and 7th Streets in the Village of Little Valley, NY. CAMP is the 501 c 3 non-profit organization which has been working for three years to save and restore this Cattaraugus County owned Memorial to its Civil War Veterans. The Ceremony will be on Monday May 29, 2017 at 9:00 am before the annual Little Valley Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend both events to honor America’s Veterans.

ECS Quiz Bowl Fundraiser

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The ECS Quiz Bowl Team is headed to Washington, DC over the first weekend of June to compete in Nationals. They are running a can drive to raise funds for their trip. They will be collecting NY returnables in front of the school’s front entrance on Route 219 from 10am - Noon this Saturday, May 20. Students from L to R: Heather Nicholson, Victor Rieman, Robert Spell, and Louisa Benatovich

Beginner Ladies Clinics : May 24th, 2017 : Holiday Valley Resort


Student Spring Banquet Ellicottville Central Spring Sport Banquet June 5th

ECS Spring Sports Banquet is scheduled for June 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm., at Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge. All student-athletes and guests will need to make reservations and get tickets to attend the Banquet. Reservations are required! Those reservations are to be made no later than Thursday, June 1. Studentathletes are free, compliments of the Sports Boosters Club! For Parents and other family member’s the cost is $12. Attendee’s are asked to remain for the entire program and to be courteous to all of our sport teams and players.

Everyone is encouraged to dress neatly. We encourage all of our senior studentathletes to be in attendance. In addition to Spring Sports awards, the final Athletic Banquet for 2016-2017 school year will award the Male & Female: “Most Valuable Athlete”, “Most Improved Athlete”, and the “Heart & Hustle” 2 – Coaches “Eagle Pride” Awards, in addition, The “Bud Krause” – Football Award, and two Memorial Awards – The Dana Stark “For the Love of the Game” and the Kristen Hintz – “Heart of a Warrior” awards.

The ECS school community would like to thank Holiday Valley and their staff for supporting ECS athletics; being a major sponsor of our annual Basketball Holiday Tournament and once again for hosting and catering this year’s Spring Athletic Banquet. The Board of Education, Administration, Coaches and Community members are exceptionally proud of the dedication, character and sportsmanship that all of our student-athletes demonstrate at our competitions. Congratulations to all ECS teams!!

E’Ville Fire Department Open House The Ellicottville Fire Department is having an open house on Saturday May 20th from 11-4. They will have a chicken barbeque as well as demonstrations.

Ellicottvillas Sponsorship

May 18 - 24, 2017

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Ellicottville, NY -- The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is proud to 9 announce the sponsorship , of Ellicottvillas. The luxury , condominium joins five other d local and national partners . to assist in the Chamber’s r mission of developing a four , season resort community d while providing our residents with a vibrant community to s live and work. As a Corporate Sponsor, Ellicottvillas will e be identified as a sponsor of y each of our 12 annual events, t listed on event advertising, 6 receive special placement Y on ellicottvilleny.com along with many other promotional e opportunities. r “Ellicottvillas is pleased to f be a partner of the Ellicottville Chamber,” said Joe Wright and Marketing e Sales Director. “Ellicottvillas offers l y

a luxurious place to stay while our guests and owners relax and take in the festivals, shops, and restaurants that make Ellicottville a special place to be.” “We believe this sponsorship will enhance the brands of both partners and help in our long term growth strategy”, he went on to say. The Ellicottvillas partnership with the Chamber of Commerce adds to the ability for the Chamber to increase marketing efforts on many fronts. It also allows for room to build the many festivals into improved events to draw more people to the Village. “Our sponsors invest in the Ellicottville Chamber because they see what we do and they believe in the mission,” Chamber Executive Director, Brian McFadden, said. “Without their support, we

would not have been able to double our overnight stays in the last 10 years. Ellicottvillas has a unique position in the community as luxury condos that offer the chance for both rental and ownership. They offer that escape into the lap of luxury that so many of our visitors are looking for. We are thrilled to have them with us.” Ellicottvillas joins Holiday Valley, Northtown Automotive, Labatt, and the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino as major sponsors of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. 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.

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Ieda Family Annual “Musicale” 9th Annual Concert Open to Public with Pot Luck Dinner

On Saturday evening, May 20th, the Ieda Family will have a musical open house for all classical music lovers who want to participate in this magical event. Their home is on 6932 Horn Hill Road, Ellicottville, N.Y. 14731.

Annette Ieda (mom) will participate with her children in performing two string quartets: Borodin’s Quartet no. 2, and Haydn’s String Quartet in F major, “The Dream.” This group has been playing together for 30 years. Their children

(the grandchildren) will also be part of the evening, performing the Bach Double Concerto for two violins, and some songs for solo cello! Their ages are 6, 7, and 9; and the kids are very accomplished! Jim Ieda (dad) will perform Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to conclude the evening. For supper, Annette is catering barbecued chicken, and providing nonalcoholic beverages. Our guests will bring a pot luck of their choice. Table service will be provided. If you are interested in participating in this event, please call 716-912-3512 to register, so there will be a chair for you! We have hosted as many as 120 guests, so don’t wait too long to let us know if you are coming.

Rock Painting

Paint a stone, leave a stone – paint simple designs and short messages of inspiration on smooth rocks. Then leave at least one of your treasures somewhere in the community for someone else to find! Cathy Lacy will teach this free class which is open to all ages at The ellicottville Memorial Library. Class to be held from 6-8 pm on June 13th.

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Local Artist Shows at Comic Con

Tina Dillon

Shad Nowicki Taking Pop Culture Paintings to Nickel City Con

Shad has partnered with a few of the celebrities to paint portraits for them including Lou Ferrigno from The Incredible Hulk fame.

By Chad Neal The fantastic world of pop-culture and fantasy, and fiction of all kinds can be found for the pure reason of entertainment at conclaves for the geek at heart, Comic-Cons. This weekend in Buffalo, The Nickel City and presented by Dave & Adam’s is Nickel City Con. Friday-Sunday (May 19-21) at the Buffalo Convention Center, across from Osteria 166. The Nickel City Con, (Buffalo’s Premiere Comic Convention) will be welcoming fans of anything in the popular culture world. From Batman to Popeye and Transformers to PowerPuff Girls, and Hello Kitty to Slasher Killers like Jason, Freddy and Michael Myers, famous celebrities from Professional Wrestling, NFL Football and television and movies just about everything in the entertainment universe can be found. And Ellicottville’s liaison to the Comic Con realm is Shad Nowicki and his crew. Shad is a painter and does works that

fit in superbly to the Comic Con scene. Nowicki will be traveling to Buffalo with a small crew to set up a booth at the Comic Con to show and sell his works of art. This year the list of celebrities that fans and con-goers will get to meet and greet or gawk at from afar include Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura (O’hara) AKA Bill Shatner and Nichelle Nichols from the original Star Trek series will be on hand to answer questions, sign pictures and autographs and take pictures. Another celeb from space movies is Lando Calrissian from the Star Wars franchise episodes V and VI and ...oh and Flash Gordon will be there too. The sport fans will be able to meet and greet Diamond Dallas Page and Jake The Snake Roberts from WWE and Joe Montana and Dwight Clark form the NFL. Plus there will be toys and gadgets, comic books beyond belief, books, art, and games to browse and enjoy. Check out the whole list of celebrities at nickelcitycon.com. Shad Nowicki has been going

to Comic Cons from Niagara Falls, Canada to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere in between. He decided it would be fun and a bit lucrative to set up a booth and sell his paintings of comic book characters, movie characters, television characters and mash ups of pop culture icons as well. His paintings have evolved and his clientele come from everywhere and all walks of life. Nowicki has garnered friendships with several of the celebrities he’s met at the Comic Con shows and has partnered with a few to paint portraits for them including Lou Ferrigno from The Incredible Hulk fame and Steve Guttenberg from the Police Academy Movies, Short Circuit and Cocoon, among many others. Nowicki paints the pictures he wants, but he has been getting a lot of commission work for himself as well. A lot of people have noticed his raw talent and asked if he could make his art for them in the characters they ask for. And he is getting a lot of orders. Nowicki started out doing shows in Ellicottville and around the area, but noticed when he went to his first Comic Con that the amount of people strolling through extremely outnumbered the friends, family and art lovers in our humble little burg. He set forth with help from close friends, showed and sold his works and made relationships with many artists, and comic con vendors and celebrities and he wants to share the experience with everyone he can from Ellicottville and the Western New York area. Nowicki said, “Once you get into the show See COMIC page 6

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My name is Joey and I need your help! Joey is 23 years old and in need of a kidney transplant. A transplant with a living donor would give him the best possible chance and the best possible results. Joey has worked for the Amherst Highway Department since he graduated from High School, loves basketball (especially Kobe Bryant) and hockey. He just recently adopted a second dog from the SPCA. He has lived his life for the fullest for 23 years. Joey’s family members have been ruled out as donors. He needs some help again. Joey is blood type “O” If you are interested in donating please contact joesimonick@cs.com or 716-633-7990 To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world. Thank you from the Western New York Kidney Connection.

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The sun is out and the temps are rising and all the trails and golf courses are drying out. Time to get outside. It’s healthy and a lot of it is free. Indoors we have a lot of music for you as always. Thursday night Joseph and Johnson begin the weekend at The Gin Mill with their acoustic playlist that ranges far and wide, beginning at 8pm. Friday begins at 20 Monroe Street at Balloons with Flipside taking the stage at 7pm. This Buffalo band has been around for 20 some years and have won numerous awards. If you like classic rock and dance music this is your band. Dj Excite will follow immediately with music to bump the bump till

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Cont. From Page 5 and see what it has to offer, you will love it. And there is so much for kids, it is totally family friendly. And I bet you find stuff you forgot about and something you love.” One of the best parts for kids is the ‘cos-play’ characters. People who spend hours making costumes of characters like comic book characters such as Batman and Deadpool to Storm Troopers from Star Wars and some of them don provocative costumes too, like Harley Quinn and Princess Leia from Jabbas Palace. Nowicki said he is really

the wee hours. Gin Mill is up next at 9pm with Joseph and Johnson doing their weekend version with a little more emphasis on dancing and as always staying as true to the original recordings as possible. We finish the night off at Madigans, upstairs from 102am with Dj Shane O’Mack spinning all the best funk so you can shake that junk in the trunk. Saturday brings us back to Balloons where Midlife Crisis takes the main stage at 6pm. Another Buffalo area band these guys all have 30 plus years playing the music scene and play music from the 50’s to the present. Dj Kage will follow in the sound booth to keep the party going. Next up is Villaggio where Ellicotville’s Largest Disco

Party is happening at 7pm with Dj Paul Seitz. Break out your patent leather platforms and your double knit suits cuz the disco ball will be flashing. Let’s get back to Gin Mill at 9pm for West. These guys do their version of great cover tunes from the last several decades. West is well recognized for their great show. Once again we end the night at Madigan’s at the upstairs bar with Dj Swift playing all your dance favorites from 10-2am and drinkslingers galore. No week would be complete without Wednesday, Winston, Wagner and Wings at The Gin Mil starting at 8pm. Whatever type of music you like these guys have you covered. Have a great weekend and support live music.

excited to show off his new art and he is going to have a lot to offer at the Nickel City Con. He also said “I think it will be one of the premiere shows in the area. It’s nice to do a show in my home town, so people you know can go. There have been a lot of convertors.” Shad is bringing over 70 of his paintings along with sketches, mini paintings and free posters as well. He said he is showing off a lot of his new stuff. This is the second year for the Nickel City Con and he is really excited about it. “Entertainment business is the future,” he said pertaining to his paintings and attracting fans, “I’m focusing more on movies and entertainment and not so much comics anymore.”

But he will do commissioned paintings of anything you want. The family friendly, celebrity ridden convention with hundreds of thousands of comics, toys and figures and characters running around is nothing but fun. Tickets are inexpensive at $15 per day or $30 for a three day pass and can be bought on the website or at the door. Shad Nowicki will be there and his booth will be easy to find with the signage they have for directions and his large bright Shad Nowicki art sign on his booth. Check out the awesomeness and find what you’ve been missing, or must see again and give a local artist some support as well.

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Stranded on a remote country road, Jessie and her Native American friend, Rose Mary, seek shelter from a storm in an old abandoned house. But this house has a past, a spirit and a voice. After a rocky introduction, the house shares the story of its first occupants. This story is the tale of nearly every pioneer family in the rural Town of Ashford, New York. The year is 1848. With only a wagon, a few belongings, two oxen and a cow, Michael and Sarah bring their young family to the recently opened wilderness of Northern Cattaraugus County. This

formerly forbidden land of the Seneca Nation was, until recent years, nearly cut off from civilization by the rugged Cattaraugus Creek to the north and the deep forests of tier upon tier of hills and valleys to the south. Follow the story of a real family in a real place at another time in history. Share in their joys and sorrows as they overcome the hardships of the wilderness to begin a new life in a tiny area of Western New York known as “Franktown”. Story summary of House with a Heart by Rick Iekel. Available at AmeriCan, in Ellicottville

The Merchantile, in Springville; Fiddler Curiosity Shop, in Springville; Concord Historical Society (the Lucy Bentley Center) in Springville Rick was raised on a 125-acre farm in Western New York in the foothills of the Allegany Mountains. Until fully retired, writing was a pastime for quiet Sunday afternoons and summer vacations. Now, he reads and writes about times past. “History is filled with examples that can draw us to a simpler life. The joy that comes from giving birth to a story that needs telling cannot be overstated.” Rick and his wife live in Greece, New York.

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Charge stations are being installed across the country at a furious pace. Currently, in New York alone there are 1,567 charging stations. A quick charge station can bring an EV car back to full charge in about a half hour. Once considered exotic and expensive, EVs are becoming mainstream. When the Tesla Model S debuted, it cost $160,000. The Nissan Leaf was the first EV targeted at the consumer market. Last year Tesla announced the Model 3 with a price tag just over $30,000. GM is now selling the Bolt, an electric SUV for $34,000. Not to be left out, Ford is offering the 2017 Focus Electric for $29,000. The federal government is offering a tax credit of $7,500 for the purchase of many models of EV and plug-in hybrid cars. New York is chiming in with a $2,000 tax credit for many of the same vehicles. The two credits combined make many EV cars affordable. Furthermore, many insurance companies are offering discounts for insuring EV cars. In many areas, EVs can use the multipassenger commute lanes with just the driver, and EVs are exempt from state pollution regulations. The installation of the

charging stations came about because of the NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Agency) Clean Communities Program. The program consists of ten “High Impact Action Items” for saving energy. Municipalities that complete four of the ten items, may apply for one of the grants. The amount of the grants available varies depending on the size of the community. Large cities can qualify for one of two $250,000 grants. Smaller communities can apply for one of ten $50,000 grants. The Impact Items include projects like performing an energy audit on municipal buildings, replacing old streetlights with energy efficient LEDs, installing EV charging stations, converting some municipal vehicles to alternative fuels, creating a unified solar permit, and training code enforcement officers in the latest municipal energy codes. With the installation of the charging stations, the Town has completed four of the items and submitted its application for a $50,000 grant. There may be only two electric cars registered in Cattaraugus County now, but that is sure to change.

Cont. From Cover They join the EV charging station at the Inn at Holiday Valley that was installed two years ago. Currently, there is no charge for the power from the chargers. Town Supervisor Matt McAndrew says a requirement of the energy grant from the state mandates the Town pay for the power. Mr. McAndrew thinks there might be two EV cars registered in the county. Calls to the DMV to confirm this were unreturned. Electric Vehicles come in three basic flavors: Hybrid vehicles that use a combination of a gas engine and an electric motor to increase gas mileage (Toyota Prius), plug-in hybrids that use a small gas engine to charge the batteries for the electric motor (GM Volt), and 100% electric vehicles (Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt). Both the plug-in hybrids and 100% EVs can use the charging stations. The auto companies have standardized on the plugs and recharge power requirements. This means any EV can be charged for free at Town Center.

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enjoy the fruits of freedom. At 10:45am the Honor Guard will parade the flag down Washington Street. It will be followed by fire trucks and boy scouts. Immediately after, there will be a ceremony in front of Town and Village Hall. Mayor John Burrell will make a speech, and the Honor Guard will fire a 21Gun Salute. The ECS band will play patriotic tunes. Taps will be played and prayers offered. Dale Dunkleman, who is organizing the event, says simply “Everybody is welcome.” Turning out for the parade is more than just a fun outing, it is a display of patriotism and community. It is an acknowledgment that we will not forget the sacrifice made by others.

Memorial Day started as Decoration Day, as a way of honoring the horrific number of casualties from the Civil War, some 600,000. On June 3rd, 1861, Warrenton, Virginia was the first community to decorate a soldier’s grave. The practice spread, mostly in the South at first, but then to the North. The 21-Gun Salute originated in the late Middle Ages as a practice of placing oneself in an unarmed position in front of those being honored. It could be lowering the tip of a sword, presenting arms, discharging cannon, lowering sails, or laying on oars. The Navy took the practice a bit further by forcing a vanquished enemy to discharge cannon harmlessly into the ocean until their ammunition was used up. Secretary of the Navy Samuel Pepys formalized the ceremony for land by designating an odd number

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Amish home-style refreshments will be available along with chicken Cont. From Cover bbq, pig roast, veal burgers, fish sandwiches, subs, salad, and hospital bills owed by ice cream, baked goods, the Conewango Valley New lemonade, pop, and coffee.   York community. Be certain to check out the

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Cont. From Cover very popular, Bohdanowycz believes it is better longterm to focus on production and distribution, not only in New York State, but also by expanding into Pennsylvania. “So we’re very happy to be finally serving Bradford, because we feel they are part of our community as well. It’s a great feather in or cap.” Does Four Mile Brewing plan to sell beer in cans? They consider eventually doing so to be stage three in terms of goals. According to Bohdanowycz, opening the business in 2015 comprised the first stage, while step two happened recently with the opening of the brewery’s second floor upstairs. “We also received three, 30-barrel fermentation tanks, which

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Donovan was one of the founding members of the band Rusted Root and is nationally known wellness and percussion instructor. Acoustic performer and touring musician Tyler Smilo from Erie, PA will open the concert.   Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show. Children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com  Gates for the show open at 12:00 p.m., with music starting at 2:00 p.m.  The concert will feature music, activities, artists, food and beer services. Concert attendees can take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the park, making it the United States largest outdoor sculpture park. The events will be taking place on the top of the hill at the Mill Valley site of the park. Guests must be able to endure a 10 minute walk uphill to the festival site. There will be a shuttle service that will help attendees get to the concert area. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

of rounds be fired. As the relative importance of the honored increases, the number of rounds fired also increase, with 21 being the highest honor. We should always remember; Memorial Day is not about mattress and car sales. To recognize this is the duty of all Americans. President Lincoln summed it up best in the Gettysburg Address, at a memorial ceremony at the battlefield in Gettysburg, November 19, 1861: “That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. And that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.” donuts freshly made on site. From Rt. 83 in Cherry Creek, take Southside Avenue to Pickup Hill Road. Shuttle bus available and handicap parking as well.  The event will take place rain or shine.

will allow us to increase our production. We’re very proud of that.” Expansion into the back building has resulted in the addition of a refrigeration unit and a loading dock. We’re very excited, and we’re going in the right direction.” As for the menu, Bohdanowycz said changes were made based on what is popular with customers. “We still have vegan options. There’s been some speculation that we wouldn’t have them, but we definitely have vegan and we love vegan options.” Customers can expect to see a few more physical changes at the brewery coming this summer, especially outside, the only comment being to expect a little surprise. Speaking of outdoors at the brewery, the hops are already blooming, “even better this year.” The plants grow right along a fence perimeter, in the beer garden, which should be

open in a couple of weeks. A new beer that’s doing very well at Four Mile Brewing is their pale ale, part of what they call their rotating hop series. There’s the new “Bravo! Bravo!,” and also a brand-new maple brown ale just being released which uses all-New York State ingredients from nearby Sprague’s Maple Farms. “Of course we have big plans to take over the world, but we love working with the community,” according to Nicholas Bohdanowycz. The brewery continues to offer live music on Fridays and Saturdays. They’re planning to host a comedy show on June 3rd, along with their second annual brew fest on July 15th, so stay tuned! The taproom at Four Mile Brewery in Olean is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 11pm, and Sundays from 10am until 9pm.

calculus classes. The ECS soccer camp will be at the school June 26-28. The camp is for grades 1 through 7. The board voted to sign a contract with BOCES for computer services. The agreement will cost the district $998 per month for the duration of the fiveyear contract. Also, approved

by the board was the hiring of Shelby Spell-board member Richard Spell’s daughter- for an unpaid internship. She is an information technology major and will work in the school’s Technology Department. Allyson Ciesla (RN) was approved to be substitute nurse.

As a special treat for Maniac fans. The day before the concert, Saturday, July 15, band members John & Mary will be playing a free show at Madigan’s, 44 Washington Street in Ellicottville. The duo has several albums, in addition to their work with 10,000 Maniacs. 10,000 Maniacs, from Jamestown NY, recently celebrated their 35th anniversary and continues to progress with new material and touring. The band rose to stardom in the 1980s, with their breakout hit album “In My Tribe.” The albums “Blind Man’s Zoo” and “Our Time in Eden” solidified them as one of the country’s biggest acts with sold out shows, major media appearances, and millions of albums sold. The departure of singer Natalie Merchant in 1993, presented the band new beginnings with singer and viola player Mary Ramsey in 1994. What followed was the 10,000 Maniacs tradition of creating innovative alternative rock with multiple albums and international touring that continues to this day. In the past four years, the band has release three new recordings “Music from the Motion Picture,” “Twice Told Tales”

and “Playing Favorites.” Jim Donovan’s debut album entitled ‘Sun King Warriors’ gained critical national acclaim and wide non-commercial and AAA radio play. The Washington Times calls it “One of the most eclectic and exciting discs to come out in some time” while Relix magazine says: “Donovan channels unabashed enthusiasm into a series of songs that are both rowdy and rejuvenating”. Sun King Warriors can be best described as a mix of Americana rock, with a strong dose of tribal style drumming. Think Led Zeppelin III & IV mixed with Rusted Root’s “When I Woke” era rhythmic intensity, and the authentic vocal emotion of Mumford & Sons. Born in Texas and raised deep in the Rustbelt of Ohio,  Tyler Smilo has lived a vagabond’s lifestyle before settling in Erie, PA and taking the city’s music scene by storm. An award winning acoustic artist, Smilo’s Americana influenced folk songs are mostly autobiographical. However, the themes are easily relatable to the “everyman” and his See PARK page 8

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Community Calender May 18th – Sept. 19th Local Summer Speaker Series Explore your local historical museums this summer to discover the fascinating history of our area, Cattaraugus County. I guarantee you will be amazed at the knowledge of our Historians and Curators as well as the wealth of information, including genealogical researches housed. Here are the dates, times and locations you need to know: May 18th, 7pm at the Mansfield Area Historical Society Museum - “What is Juneteenth” • June 24th, 11am - 7pm at the JCC Olean Campus with the African American Center for Cultural Development - “Juneteenth” Special presentation by re-enactor at 11am - don’t miss this one! • July 22nd, 11am at the Portville Historical Society/Bedford Corners - “Open house and presentation of the One Room Schoohouse” • Aug 7th, 11am at the Allegany Heritage Center - General history of Allegany • Sept 16th, 10am at the Howe-Prescott House in Cadiz Heritage Day Celebration. For more information on this event please visit http://HistoricPath.com/events

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May 19th – 21st Allegany State Park GeoBash XII May 20th The 12th annual gathering of geocachers Ellicottville’s Largest Disco - The Fever in beautiful Allegany State Park has been Returns published! ASP Geobash XII will be held on Ellicottville’s Largest Disco is back and the Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8AM to 8PM. folks at Villaggio are ready to shake that groove For more information on this event please thang. Dust off those platform shoes and bell visit http://www.facebook.com/Allegany-State- bottoms and get ready to boogie oogie oogie Park-GeoBash-85423658079/ all night long. DJ Paul Seitz will be back again spinning your favorite dance floor killers. May 20th Dress up and get creative because they will be Olean’s Community Wide Garage Sales 2017 having a costume contest along with a dance The officials at Greater Olean Area competition with great prizes. $30 a ticket Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the and includes food. The dancing starts at 7pm! Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, Come get your picture taken on the red carpet May 20, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber before walking into the good ol’ days, disco is encouraging people to get up in their attics, days that is. Last year was an amazing turn out basements, and garages and start sorting and and was so much fun, they are look forward cleaning. to cutting some rug again with everyone again For more information on the garage sale, this year. Get your tickets at the restaurant, please contact the Greater Olean Area email Spencer@Villaggioevl.com or by calling Chamber of Commerce at 716/372-4433. 716-699-2199. $30 in advance | $40 at the door For more information on this event please | $15 for entry after 10pm May 19th – 21st visit http://www.oleanny.com For more information on this event please #1 of 7 in the Horse Show “Battle” Series at visit http://villaggioevl.com/events/the-feverthe Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds May 20th returns-ellicottvilles-largest-disco-party/ This is the first show in a series of seven 2 FREE movies at The Ray Evans Seneca shows in the “Battle” series. There will be three Theater locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Hey Kids!! This is your chance to see Trolls Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the at 2pm. Kids receive FREE POPCORN & Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. WATER at this showing, courtesy of the

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EMPLOYMENT RESTAURANT & CATERING CULINARY POSITIONS: Centerplate at Holiday Valley the exclusive provider of Food Service in Ellicottville, NY, is accepting applications for a lead line cook and culinary sous chef: Hours will vary, based on business needs. Position has the possibility of advancement to year-round with benefits. Experience in fast paced restaurant atmosphere or catering required. Serve safe Certification is a plus. Send resume: E-mail to: fbrady@holidayvalley.com. Fax to: 716-699-8263. Mail to: Holiday Valley Resort, Attn: Food & Beverage, PO Box 1048 Ellicottville, NY  14731. No Phone Calls, Please.  EOE MATURE CHILD SITTER IN YOUR HOME. Evening After 6pm. Ellicottville/ Great Valley. Contact Liz 716-397-2539 HELP WANTED - The Silver Fox Steakhouse is looking for Experienced Kitchen Staff and Bartenders. Mail resume to P.O. Box 146, Ellicottville, NY 14731 or fax resume to 716-699-4691 or email silverfoxeville@aol.com

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of official videos dubbed The Rooftop Sessions, and fronting his own full band Daybreak Radio, has earned Smilo accolades in both regional and national entertainment publications. The Griffis Sculpture Park is owned and operated by the Ashford Hollow Foundation, which also owns the Essex

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be holding a Spring Rummage and Bake Sale Extravaganza Wednesday through Saturday, June 7 through the 10. St. Paul’s is located at 591 East Main Street, Springville.

The hours for the event are 10am to 4pm on Wednesday through Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. There will be an ‘Early Bird’ door fee of $1.00 on Wednesday and a Bag Sale at 1pm on Saturday. “This is a great sale, with something for everyone!” says Julie Kazmark, who is co-chairing the event with Pam Weaver. “Pick a day that fits your schedule and come see us!”  The church is accepting donations of household, decorative items, books

and costume jewelry (no electronics, please). Donations may be left at the back door of the church the week prior to the sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Community’s Christmas Families. St. Paul’s in Springville is a small and vital parish which looks to spread the good news of God to their community. For more information about St. Paul’s, call the church office at 716-592-2153 or visit their website at http://www. stpaulsspringville.org/

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Kevin James, Robert Klein Join Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Line-up

JAMESTOWN, NY – May 12, 2017 – The National Comedy Center has announced that Kevin James, Robert Klein and more will join Jim Gaffigan in Jamestown, NY during the 2017 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 3-6. Tickets will go on pre-sale to members on May 16th, and on sale to the public May 23rd at lucycomedyfest.com. Stand-up comedian Kevin James will be performing on August 4 at Northwest Arena. James is currently the star and executive producer of the CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait”, and is also known for his role on the hit show “The King of Queens.” James has appeared in films “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,” and “Grown Ups” alongside Adam Sandler, “Hitch” alongside Will Smith, and has also been featured in his own one-hour Comedy Central special, “Sweat the Small Stuff.” “Kevin James is known to most of the country by his hit TV shows and films, and this gives people a chance to see how he came to comedy – through stand-up.” said Journey Gunderson, Executive Director of the National

Comedy Center. On August 5, comedy legend Robert Klein will appear in a special evening of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Additionally, he was recently the subject of the 2016 documentary, “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg,” which featured interviews with some of comedy’s biggest stars including Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Lewis and David Steinberg. “Robert Klein is a legend,” Gunderson said. “He did the first ever HBO Stand-Up special, went on to do eight, and has a career spanning forty years in which he’s been the key influence to comics like Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno.” Additional programming planned for the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival includes four comedy showcases featuring comedians who have appeared on “Conan,” “Colbert,” and “Last Comic Standing,” National Comedy Center dialogues, block parties, two free kids comedy shows featuring the criticallyacclaimed Story Pirates, and more than 40 artists. Tribute events also include a celebration of Desi Arnaz’s 100th birthday, hometown tours, Lucy tribute dinner shows, and Wanda Clark (Lucille Ball’s former personal secretary). “And we’re still not done announcing additions to the line-up,” Gunderson said. In partnership with the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution, the National Comedy Center will present a week of comedy programming, “Comedy and the Human Condition” from July 29-August 5. Program

highlights that have been announced include comedian Lewis Black, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld” director David Steinberg, and Kelly Carlin, author of “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George.” The National Comedy Center has produced the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival for the past 25 years, and in 2016 brought visitors from 41 states to Jamestown, NY. Past performers include Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Lewis Black, Trevor Noah, Joan Rivers, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Kathleen Madigan, Nick Offerman, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, The Smothers Brothers and more. For ticket and membership information, visit www. lucycomedyfest.com. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting the festival box office at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum (2 W. 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701), or by calling 716-484-0800. The National Comedy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution in Jamestown, NY and is developing the first national visitor experience dedicated entirely to the art of comedy. The Center is comprised of three functions: the immersive exhibit experience / museum that is under construction now, a year-round calendar of live performance and discussionleading programming on comedy, and an educational component supporting aspiring artists and providing comedic arts education. For information on the National Comedy Center, visit www.NationalComedyCenter. org.

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What’s Your Favorite Psychedelic Song/ Situation/ or Realization You’ve Had?

By CFN Life is a very surreal experience in and of itself. As a child everything is unusual, because it’s all new and strange, but as a child the reaction isn’t one of awe it’s just accepted because there is no knowledge of anything else. Once we have a grip on what we know as reality, seeing something strange and phantasmagorical causes wonder and enlightenment. The world is a strange place and psychedelic even without substances that cause these experiences. Generally the drugs that are psychotropic take one into their own mind, and visual and auditory abstraction is the hallucinatory entertainment, or horror, whichever way the user takes it mentally. Whether someone has taken the drugs or not, psychedelic or trippy experiences happen to everyone. Some have been heard saying they talked to God when they were on a psychedelic drug, and many religious people talk to God all the time. It’s all about consciousness. What’s your favorite psychedelic song/ situation or realization you’ve had?

Kurt F.Are You Experienced or Bold as Love.

Wes M.- Have to be “Riders on the Storm”.

Zach L.- Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. Bob O.- Watching the Hands down the most 1960’s Spider Man psychedelic song in cartoon. existence.

John Q.- Listening to Kraftwerk Trans-Europe express while riding the TEE in the 80s.

Dick M.- White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.

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