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Volume 12 ~ Issue 19

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Yagotta Regatta 2017

Music Notes

GV Fire Department Holds 43 Year Old Boating Tradition

HV Storms Into Summer New Investments Improve Resort; Let the Festivals Begin

5 E. Washington St. ~ 699-1226 COMEDY NIGHT W/ TIM JOYCE

Thursday, May 4th, 7PM


Friday, May 5th, 9PM WILKY LIVE

Saturday, May 13th, 8PM

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Friday, May 13th, 7-10PM

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

Fri. May 5th & Sat. May 6th, 10PM

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This weekend is the ever popular, ever growing, largest weekend in Great Valley...the annual Great Valley Fire Department’s Great Valley “Yagotta” Regatta. Saturday May 6, always the first weekend in May, and on a few occasions the last weekend in April, the event draws thousands of floating enthusiasts from all over the world. Starting from a humble beginning in the early seventies as an answer to another

regatta event in Ellicottville, the Great Valley Regatta has become a rather large social event in the farming town, that helps support the Volunteer Fire Department and the community as a whole. The Villager caught up with Mark Ward, who has been involved since inception of the Great Valley Regatta. He informed the Villager, “in 1974 a few guys were sitting around the Pub (in Great See “REGATTA” Page 7

May Events at Villaggio

Villaggio Hosts Kentucky Derby Party and Disco this Month

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Friday, May 5th, 9PM

Inside this Issue...

EVL Roots: Nannen Arboretum... Pg 5 Ellicottville’s Hidden Jewel – The Nannen Arboretum

By Kerra Trivieri

See “SPRING” Page 7

Sky High Adventure Park Opens Friday, May 5

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Thursday, May 4th, 8PM

the “magic carpet” at the beginner’s slope. But summer sports are not being left out. Marketing Director Jane Eshbaugh says “We’re spending $148,000 on golf course improvements, including equipment and carts.” It’s not only golf that is seeing some improvements. Mountain bikers will be able to enjoy a new trail that will connect the original Grinder tail with the new

Sky High Opens Friday

Spring is in full bloom as are some exciting events happening at Villaggio in Ellicottville this season.

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530

Sneak Peek

Coming off a solid year of great snow and skiing fun, Holiday Valley is planning on reinvesting just over $1 million in new equipment and upgrades to enhance both summer and winter activities. The majority of the money will be put into improvements on the ski slopes. The resort will be investing in new snow guns, groomers and

Sky High Adventure Park, New York State’s largest aerial park will open for its 7th season on Friday, May 5, 2017. Located at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, Sky High consists of the Aerial Park, the Climbing Forest and the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. The Aerial Park features 13 courses containing platforms, bridges, ladders, ropes and zip lines. Climbers start from a central platform, where they choose from 3 yellow courses, 5 green courses, 2 blue courses 2 black courses and one double black course, ranging from easiest to most difficult. The higher the course is in the trees, the more challenging it is, both physically and mentally. A climb at Sky High is a positive


Saturday, May 6th, 6PM

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

ZBA Grants Variance Apartment Addition Approved

Sherm Wilkens Honored Board Considers New Liability Insurance Carrier

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

By Carol Fisher One man I want to tell you about today is a gentleman named William O. Nannen. Nannen wore many hats in the community from mayor to lumber guy (Nannen Lumber produced the ash billets that became the Louisville Slugger baseball bats), and then added the title of philanthropist to the lineup. Wanting to see an arm of the Cornell Cooperative Extension established here in Ellicottville, Nannen donated, in 1958, eight acres of land from the Nannen farm for a site for the new building.

Rotary Donation to EFD... Page 3

Foundation for Youth Help’s “Explorer Program”

The Village Zoning Board of Appeals met Tuesday night to consider two projects. A decision was reached in one, the other not so much. The first agenda item was the area variances for 23 Washington. The approval process for Phil Vogt’s project to remodel the Après building has been fraught because of legal challenges and bureaucracy. Village Planner Gary Palumbo has been shepherding the project through the review process. Because the building is in the historic district, the Village must coordinate the SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) with other agencies. Because Vogt’s plans call for extending the balcony over the sidewalk on Washington their review must be coordinated with the state DOT. At the Village Board meeting the previous night, Palumbo asked the Trustees to name the lead agency for the coordinated SEQR. The board indicated the Planning Board should take the lead. Palumbo told the ZBA they could not render a decision on the variances until the Planning Board has completed the SEQR. The board tabled the matter until the Planning Board has issued their decision. The Planning Board will meet next week. The ZBA did hold a public hearing for a homeowner on Rockwell. The owner wants to add an accessory apartment on the second story of his garage. To do so, he will have to create a small addition to the side of the See “ZBA” Page 6

Stillhouse Brewpub submitted a completed permit application at the end of March. Dobmeier said he would like to see a brewing schedule for the pub.

Story and Photo by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Good News While the work on the HVAC system at Town and Village Hall continues, Monday’s Village Trustee’s meeting was moved to Town Center. The Board took time out from its meeting to honor long-time Trustee Sherman Wilkens for his many years of service. Mr. Wilkens retired from the board in March after Spencer Murry was elected to his seat. Mayor John Burrell presented Wilkens with a plaque recognizing his many years of service on the board. As the meeting got underway, the Mayor announced the good news that the water leak by Fitzpatrick & Weller had been fixed. The repair has resulted in a 30% reduction of water needing to be pumped from the wells. It was See “BOARD” Page 8

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Publisher’s Word “You Gotta…”




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One of Ellicottville’s gems, this home offers 3800 SF, 6 BR/ 4.5 BA, two fireplaces, 1 acre lot, around the corner from HoliMont. MLS#B1012148…$675,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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…$495,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Across from the slopes of HV, maintained 3/2 home away from home. Soak in the year-round views from your custom expanded deck! MLS#B1035344…$269,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

6/4, 3,800 sq. ft. home. Soak in the four-season views with massive deck. Meticulously maintained making moving in a breeze! MLS#B1027701…$535,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Unique, upscale home renovation offers open floor plan, FP, 1st flr master, open loft, huge deck, and deep lot w bocce court. MLS#B1021046…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Great investment or place to build with a panoramic view of the resorts! MLS#B1013250…$69,900 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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

Become part of E’ville community w/your own “chaletlier”! Located right in the Village for a convenient walk to shop/dine/nightlife! MLS#B1024256…$79,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




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

Top of Sunset Slope at HM. This 4/2.1 chalet has a lovely open flr plan & inside vented HT. Gorgeous sunsets & easy living await! MLS #B478834…$649,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Like new 3/2 ranch on 6 acres! Open kitchen/living/dining area. Create your own outdoor ambiance. Move in ready w/ nat. gas! MLS#B475637…$248,750 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




Completely remodeled home sits on 2.33 acres. Amish made cabinets in kitchen, 1st floor laundry & beautifully landscaped outdoors. MLS#B507716…$199,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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




5+ ac. & vast views! 4/3 located less than 1 mile outside of the village featuring a 2 car garage & clean open layout! MLS#B1006980…$409,000 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

A fully wooded 35-acre getaway spot in spectacular Zoar Valley!! MLS#B0000849…$69,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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We have a lineup of fun throughout the next few weeks, folks! The only question is “which one do I do”? Well, it depends… The annual Great Valley Firemen’s Regatta , (sold out yet again), is ready to rock this weekend, with over 3,300 participants looking forward to this annual rite

of spring. More than 1,500 boats, rafts, and (basically) anything that floats will be plying the waters of The Mighty (joking) Great Valley Creek on Saturday at 10:30 am. This marks the regatta’s 42nd anniversary, (wow!), which is a true testament to the organizers’ serious dedication to FUN! All participants are instructed to observe extreme giddiness and big laughs when paddling their crafts downstream… And coming up next weekend is the “Happy Half Half Marathon & 5K” event in downtown Ellicottville. Who says these running events have to be all serious and competitive? As the organizers say: “Sometimes it’s not just about the

distance, it’s how you get there and what you do after the event”! Runners are encouraged to “dress comfortably” – I have little doubt Trump and Hillary will be legging it out for the presidency… Of what I have no idea… You can get more info at: www. So, dear readers, whether you “Gotta Regatta” or “Gotta Half Half” just make sure you and your family aren’t sitting around the hacienda these next two weekends. All work and no play make for a really long workweek to follow. You wouldn’t want that now, would you? 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 928 - Year to date 21,640

Celebration Of Life Memorial Celebration of Life for Jason Calabrese

Sunday May 7th from Noon til 4pm at Carson’s Ashford House on 219 in Ashford, there will be a Memorial Celebration of Life for Jason Calabrese. All friends and family are welcome. Bring pictures and memories to share.

Escape To Ellicottville

Showcasing the Area’s Diverse Activities and Experiences

Ellicottville, NY – This spring the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce invites you to gather your girlfriends for a weekend of luxurious adventure. Ellicottville Girls’ Getaway Weekend, which takes place June 2 and 3 is designed to give participants the opportunity to relax and bond with friends old and new while enjoying the diverse activities and experiences available in the area. And for women who lead hectic lives, an additional bonus is that all the work has been done for them meaning they just have to show up and focus on having fun. “Ellicottville has a growing reputation as one of the top adventure towns in the northeast. And the one thing we’ve discovered is that a growing percentage of our visitors are women’s groups. So this year, we decided it was high time we came up with an event geared specifically for the ladies,” observes Barb

Pump, events manager for the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. “The great thing about Ellicottville is whether you’re coming from Western New York, Ohio, Northern Pennsylvania or Southern Ontario, it’s an easy drive to get here. And once you do get here, you can experience activities ranging from yoga in town to hiking the local trails and everything in between. And then come back and enjoy the ultimate après everything – shopping, dining, nightlife and spas as well as a fantastic line up of festivals and events in a friendly, quaint and historic setting.” A base registration fee of $250 includes a Friday Night Welcome Reception Party at EllicottVillas with all kinds of great surprises. On Saturday, participants can enjoy a full day of fun experiences including an Essential Oils Class, Brunch, Canvas N’ Cocktails, Yoga & Brews, The Best of Mixology, and Dinner

with a Guest Speaker. For nominal fees, there’s plenty more to do including a Historical Hike of Ellicottville, Hot or Meditation Yoga, Group Golf Lessons, Pucker Up Lip Scrubs, Wine Tasting and Cheese Pairing and a “Become a Scarf Fashionista” class. And after all that activity, Sunday is a great opportunity for women to spend quality time with their friends exploring the area on their own… or taking advantage of other local outdoor attractions that are ideal for smaller groups, including horseback riding, kayaking and fly fishing. “We’ve collaborated with local businesses to create an extensive itinerary of enhanced activities, but we are really just scratching the surface,” continues Pump. “We have one of the best combinations of adventure, experiences and après you’ll find anywhere in the northeast and it just keeps getting better. We’re confident that once women get a taste of how much fun they can have here, they’ll want to return again and again.” Ellicottville’s full calendar of Green Season festivals and events gets underway in June, goes into full swing during Independence Day (and Canada Day) weekend and keeps humming along right through to fall. Here’s just a sampling of this year’s

Beginner Ladies Golf Clinics : May 10th, 2017 : Holiday Valley Resort

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Beginner Ladies Golf Every Other Wednesday Night at Holiday Valley

Forget what you’ve heard about golf...women can golf and golf can be fun. Check out Holiday Valley’s Beginner’s Ladies Group that

meets every other Wednesday night at 5pm in the Golf Shop. The alternating weeks are fun on-course play nights. It isn’t necessary to sign up in

advance, just go whenever you like, individually or with a partner. They begin with a 30 minute lesson or rule each night, then you go out on the course with 3 others and “play by the rules as best as you can”! Once you get to 10 strokes, you can pick up your ball. How’s that for no pressure? Cost is $14 each night. Cart rental is optional, but if you want a cart it is $9 per person. Lesson nights are May 10, 24, June 14, 28, July 19, August 2, 16, 30. Open play nights are May 17, 31, June 7, 21, July 5, 12, 26, August 9, 23 and September 6.

Rotary Donates to Fire Dept. Foundation for Youth Help’s Fund EFD’s “Explorer Program”

May 4 - 10, 2017

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Pictured above – Dave Blanchard presenting a $2,000.00 check to Debbie Golley & Zach Golley. Also Kids from the Explorer Program.

For the second year in a row The Rotary Club of Ellicottville, Foundation for Youth donated $2,000.00 to the Ellicottville Fire Company this week. This donation will help fund new members in 2017 for the EFD Explorer Program. This program, which in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, provides an opportunity for any child (Aged 13 – 16) to become a volunteer fireman in training. This program is to help get younger people trained and involved in volunteer fire fighting. Zach Golley, Kyle Germain and Daniel Tapikin are 3 young men from the Explorers who have joined the regular ranks of the Volunteer Firefighters over the past year. “This type of program fits

perfectly with the Rotary Foundation for Youth’s mission and we are happy to help”, said Kathy Trost, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Ellicottville. “Our intention is to try to support two new members every year. We believe that this helps the Volunteer Fire Company maintain and grow the EFD who provide a tremendous service to our community. We are able to provide this funding because of the generous support for our fundraisers like Tuscan Moon.” The high cost of equipment for volunteers has been a limiting factor for growth of the program, said Debbie Golley from EFD. This generous donation will help us grow the program and add much needed help to the

company. Explorer members get to participate in meetings, work nights, as well as fire and ambulance calls. During work nights they learn about various fire trucks and equipment, like airpacks and practice running the hose. While attending an actual fire, there are restrictions to what they can do to insure safety, while allowing them to learn. At the scene they report to the assistant chief or captain for their assignments. There are currently five members and three advisors in the program. If you have interest in this program, please contact Debbie Golley at 378-1170 or Rob Germain at 6994293. They will also be at the Science Fair this year with information on the program

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Memorial Day Weekend – The Ellicottville Memorial Library book sale will be open Friday, May 26th & Sat., May 27th from 10 am until 5 pm. The book sale will continue for another two weeks and be open during normal business hours. If you are bringing books to donate to the sale, please drop them off by Thursday, May 25th.


Cont. From Page 2 line-up: June 17 – The 6th Annual Holiday Valley Mudslide- A mud run where the emphasis really is on having FUN. There’s a 3.5 mile course or a more challenging 5.4 mile course with a bit of uphill running. June 17-18 – The 2nd Annual Ellicottville Paddle Festival- Start the Standup Paddle Board season at Ellicottville’s Waterfront, Spruce Lake! Lots of fun activities including Kayak and Sup Demos, Kids Races, Sup Yoga Demonstrations, Orvis Fly Fishing Casting Demonstrations, Live Music and BBQ. Free Admission. Fridays – June 30 to September 15 – Ellicottville Stroll the Streets- An ever changing lineup of free fun activities in downtown Ellicottville including Face Painting, Magicians, Outdoor Movies at the Gazebo, Kids Yoga, Photo Booth, Live Music, Shopping and Dining Specials and much more! June 30 - July 2 – Summer

Music Festival- One of the biggest and best outdoor music festivals in small town America. The weekend gets underway on Friday with the kickoff event for Ellicottville Stroll the Streets. Enjoy music at the gazebo and entertainment throughout the village. On Saturday, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform dance music and movie favorites, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Frozen with fireworks. And on Sunday, Carl Dixon opens for headliners Grand Funk Railroad. Parking is free. Picnic baskets are welcome. July 28-30 – Jazz and Blues Weekend- A weekend-long extravaganza for Jazz and Blues aficionados. Wander through the village and choose from a variety of venues including restaurants, bars and nightclubs and street-side. August 12-13 – Taste of Ellicottville- Sample the best of what Ellicottville’s fine restaurants have to offer as they set up “Café Style” throughout the village. A “must” event for foodies, with so much to try for just $1 to $4 for each selection. September 15-17 – Rock N’

Roll Weekend- A great way to close out the summer season with top notch live bands performing at multiple venues throughout the village and the always popular Classic Car Show on main street Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. October 7-8 – Fall FestivalFall Festival is THE way to welcome the change of season in Western New York! Ellicottville’s oldest and largest festival is a fun, familyfriendly weekend featuring unique food, an Arts and Craft Show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. October 28 – EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5k- A Halloween themed event that features both a Half Marathon and a 5k through scenic, lightly traveled rural roads. Participants are invited to run in costume and enjoy other Halloween related activities, but this is by no means mandatory. Learn more about Ellicottville’s Women’s Weekend and line-up of other exceptional events and activities for all ages, go to, email info@ellicottvilleny. com or call 800-349-9099 or 716-699-5046.

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Music Spotlight:

May 4 - 10, 2017

Michael Petrino

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Buffalo Native Joins Nationally Known Band, Plays at Balloons Sat.

Photo/Meredith Snow By MouthSayTongue

The depth of talent in and around Buffalo is staggering. Many local bands are now doing national tours or representing the area at the International Blues Competition. Some of the area musicians have played on albums of some of the top blues and r&b bands around the country. Another trend has seen some of the local talent relocate to music meccas such at Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans and the state of Florida which is becoming a blues center in it’s own right. One of these people to make this move is area bass player Michael Petrino. Michael just moved down to Boca Raton Florida to become a member of the nationally known J.L. Fulks Band. The band specializes in that sort of southern, swampy style of blues that has become a Florida genre of music. I tracked Michael down in

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the middle of two weeks of playing in and around Buffalo on his first return home since leaving. MouthSayTongue (MST): Who were you’re influences that made you decide to play bass. Michael Petrino (MP): Well I started out in third grade on trumpet and did the school band thing but a guy by the name of Marcus Miller got me into bass guitar. He played with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock to name a few and was a developer of the slap bass technique and made me realize that the bass was a pretty cool instrument. MST: How did you hook up with J.L.? MP: I found him on instagram and saw a couple videos. I really liked the grittiness of his music. He puts a lot of soul into his music and singing. J. L. has a mellower voice which I like more than the rougher singing style. MST: How long are you guys on tour? MP: this is a seven-week tour and we’re right in the middle of it. Its great that we get to do a couple weeks in Buffalo and I get to see friends and family. MST: What do you like and dislike about the road? MP: Getting to see the country and meet and play with other musicians is pretty cool. On the down side, playing different schedules and trying to get regular sleep and eat good food can be a challenge. MST: What’s your favorite venue so far? MP: Mac Arnold’s Blues Restaurant. Mac played with Muddy Waters, the Temptations and many other

blues and r&b legends and now tours with his own band at the age of 74. The place is a little classy and the clientele dress up when they come out. MST: Favorite road story? MP: (chuckling) it was on a day off and we wanted to go for a hike. We decided to climb Paris Mountain near Greenville, SC. We were just thinking a short hike, maybe an hour or two. We only brought one 2 liter bottle of water and a couple oranges. Within an hour we were out of water and food but determined to get to the top. We needed water so we figured we’d hike to this lake not realizing that was another five miles. Six hours later we finally found our way back to the road but we were still five miles from the car. Fortunately another hiker gave us a ride back. MST: what do you do to keep from going crazy in the van? MP: Good conversation, videos, playlists from Spotify and the like and talking about musical ideas. MST: What are your long term goals? MP: Playing with as many people that I can groove with. Share the music with as many people as possible. Being able to play music for a living and be financially stable. MST: Any chance of a Michael Petrino Band? MP: Smiles, not sure but I won’t say no. I do some writing, we’ll see. You can see the J.L. Fulks band Saturday May 6th at Balloons. They’ll hit the main stage at 6pm and will be playing with a local drummer, Owen Eichensehr who’s another buffalo musician I’ll be keeping my eye on.

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By Carol Fisher “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve obviously never been in bed with a mosquito.” Michelle Walker Yes, one can be a BIG number when it’s a pesky mosquito. It can also be a BIG number when one person decides to make an impact. When I review the history of Ellicottville and surrounding area, when I listen to stories, when I dig up old facts, I am often amazed how big, BIG things happen because one person had an idea, or something tangible to share. Such is the case of many things in Ellicottville, from ski hills to street benches to flower boxes, and then some. Someone had an idea, and like that mosquito, pursued it, until it became bigger than themselves. The one idea, the one man I want to tell you about today is a gentleman named William O. Nannen. Nannen wore many hats in the community from mayor to lumber guy (Nannen Lumber produced the ash billets that became the Louisville Slugger baseball

bats), and then added the title of philanthropist to the lineup. Wanting to see an arm of the Cornell Cooperative Extension established here in Ellicottville, Nannen donated, in 1958, eight acres of land from the Nannen farm for a site for the new building. After much vigorous fundraising, three years later the building was up and running. Four years after the building went up, the Soil and water Conservation Service built a pond there to teach local farmers the benefits of having a pond, and how to successfully build one. But wait, there was another man … a man named John Ploetz whose vision fleshed out the bones of the eight acres of property collecting weeds and brush behind the CCE building. Thirteen years after the CCE came to Ellicottville, John Ploetz was hired as a part-time summer horticulture aide. Now, they obviously knew what they were doing when they hired him, because this guy knew about trees, having worked for the Davey Tree Expert Company of Ohio. It was that company which cared for trees in NYC’s Central Park, and planted trees

in Philadelphia for each of the original 13 colonies during the U.S. Sesquicentennial. In his tenure with Davey Tree, John served as landscape and tree moving supervisor in the Northeast United States and Canada. As I said, he knew his trees. Seeing this land running wild, John drew up and presented plans to the CCE for an enhancement to the property, obviously involving trees, and lots of them. Alas, progress for his idea moved slowly. Finally, with the help of David Bruce, CCE Director at that time, the idea was finally embraced. In 1976, the Arboretum became a reality and the name Nannen was quite naturally chosen for the project to honor the Nannen family. Today, a visitor will see the two beautiful, regal Colorado Blue Spruce trees which were planted in their honor. The Conservation Service pond is now known as Lake Nipponica. Within its 8 acres, one will find over 250 species of trees (many of which are not indigenous to this area), shrubs, flowers and herbs, and test plots for research. In winter, you can cross country or snowshoe on the property, free of charge. In the summer, be enchanted by the 13 herb beds; enjoy a rest by the replica of the 500-year-old Japanese Stone Garden, or listen to the crickets and fish jumping near the pond. Want to go all out? Get married or have a celebration in one of the two outdoor nature halls, or just escape the busy-ness of everyday life to find peace. . Thank you, Messrs. Nannen, Ploetz, Bruce and all the Master Gardeners and the volunteers of the Nannen Arboretum Society who See ROOTS page 6


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Fishing, Biking, Comedy, and Oh Yes.... Great Music this Weekend featuring Tim Joyce. Tim is a South Buffalo native who has appeared on Americas Funniest People, Comedy Central and recently WeTV’s Stand Up Mom. The show starts at 7pm. Friday, Cinco De Mayo, kicks off at Balloons with a longtime favorite, Black Widow, taking the main stage at 7pm. This band covers all the classics and gets the crowd going with their newer music as well. Immediately following DJ Kage will be playing your dance favorites in the booth. Moving back over to the Gin Mill Mo Porter returns at 9pm. This band provides great dance music and plays everything from Johhny Cash to The Temptations. The music winds up at Madigans where Dj Shane O’Mack will be spinning

dance music from 10-2am. Finnerty’s will be having a Cinco De Mayo party with food and drink specials and Dj Gilroy will provide the music from 7pm till close. Saturday begins again at Balloons with The J.L. Fulks Band. This is a national touring band out of Boca Raton Florida. J.L. has played with the likes of Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy and should be a great show. (See Music Spotlight, page 5). Dj Excite will be in the booth immediately following with music till close. Closing out the night is Dj Tyler Swift from 10-2am with the Dream Team behind the pine at Madigan’s. Finally, its Wings, Wagner and Winston Wednesday night from 8-10pm with 50 cent wings. Have a great week and support live music.

Prize winners will receive promotional “swag” such as sunglasses, t shirts, and Villaggio gift cards. Later this month, be sure to dust off your bell bottoms and get ready to boogie at Villaggio’s second annual disco on Saturday, May 20th. “Ellicottville’s Largest Disco Party” will kick off at 7pm with a red carpet entrance and conclude at 2am after hours of dancing. “Judges will be looking for creativity, color, and pure ‘ridiculousness’ in each disco outfit,” Murray said. “Last year, I wore platform shoes with goldfish in them, which patrons seemed to really enjoy.” Tickets for the event can be

purchased in advance for $30 or at the door for $40. Each purchased ticket will grant dancers entry to the event as well as a food buffet available for the entire night. “The food has yet to be determined, but will be filled with Villaggio favorites as well as some disco-themed snacks,” added Murray. “We had an amazing turnout last year and we are looking to surpass that this year.” Villaggio is located at 7 Monroe Street in the village of Ellicottville. For more information on these events and all other upcoming social happenings visit http:// or call 716699-2199.

from the start. Two courses were added in 2012, two more courses were added in 2013 and one course was added in 2014 for a total of 13 courses. The Climbing Forest will also open on May 5. Constructed in 2013, the Climbing Forest is like a 3-D climbing wall, where the handholds are attached to 10 different tree trunks. The climber scrambles up a tree, and then rappels back down. The Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster, opening on May 19, is a roller coaster that zigs, zags and spirals down the

mountain. Each car can hold one or two people, and the riders can control their speed for an all-out thrilling ride, or a leisurely tour through the trees. Sky High Aerial Park, Climbing Forest and Mountain Coaster are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 11, and then they are open daily for the summer season starting June 16 through September 4. More information is at www. and reservations can be made by calling 716-699-HIGH.

In granting variances, the ZBA has five questions it must consider: 1) Will the variance requested create an undesirable change with respect to other property owners, or will it create and undesirable change in the character of the neighborhood? 2) Can the applicant achieve similar results with other methods? 3) How substantial is the variance requested? 4) Will the variance create a negative impact on the environment? 5) Is the need for the variance self-created? A positive determination on the last question is not sufficient to deny the variance. The board determined to

consider the setback and the FAR variances separately. In reviewing the questions in both cases, the group felt the addition and deck would not cause any undesirable changes in the neighborhood. There were no feasible alternative methods to achieve the desired results, and neither variance is substantial. There would be no adverse environmental effects from either the deck or stairwell. In the last question, the board found the variances were self-created, but no reason to deny the request. A motion was made to approve both the setback and FAR variances. It passed, and the meeting was adjourned.

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Well they tell me if it ever stops raining we can get outside and have some fun. I have seen some nice pictures of fish taken in the local streams that run through and around town and all this water will make for some great kayaking when it warms up a little. You might also want to check out the Monday night shop rides at Bike and Bean which usually go off around 6pm. Lets see what the music scene looks like this weekend. As always, the weekend starts early at The Gin Mill with Joseph and Johnson at 8pm Thursday. These guys bring their eclectic style that runs from folk to rock with some dance tunes to get you moving. Also, Thursday night at Finnerty’s, they will be hosting their first comedy night


Cont. From Cover This Saturday May 6, they will host a Kentucky Derby Viewing Party beginning at 4pm. The Derby will be projected on a 20-foot screen and the surroundings will emanate all things Kentucky. “We will have Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon on special and, of course, mint julep specials,” said General Manager Spencer Murray. “There will also be a competition for the best derby hat. We encourage everyone to wear their best derby outfits and just have fun with it.”


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Valley) and talked about the Birdwalk Regatta that ran from the Birdwalk restaurant in Ellicottville to the Great Valley bridge every spring. It started in 1972 or so.” Ward remembered. Those men, “Ed Lamberson, Don Clarke, Russ Vaughn, Jim Evans and myself,” Ward recalled, planned a regatta from the Great Valley bridge to Masonic Park in Salamanca off of the Allegany River. He also claimed it wasn’t his idea, but he and “Jimmy Evans worked it every year.” It can be imagined that the first year wasn’t a great turnout, Ward said there were only about 14 boats on the Creek that day, “mostly canoes. And we had five pit stops, the next year the numbers went up.” He also mentioned that soon afterthey started the ‘Couples Run’ on the Sunday after the timed regatta. The original Great Valley Regatta was timed with trophies for the winners. The Couples Run ended in Kill Buck at the Kill Buck Bridge where it ends now. They “ran the Couples Run for a good dozen years. And it was mostly husband and wives.” Ward said. Ward regaled the early years explaining that the Genesee Beer Company was a big sponsor of the event and they would use the distinct white cans, and green cans for the trophies. They gave out 110120 trophies every year, and at the end of the 80s the amount of boaters was over 300 for the Saturday party. Ward jested saying the cream-ale beer was


Cont. From Cover Senear Valley flow trail. Sky High Adventure Park will be getting some new harnesses and other equipment. Behind the scenes will be less noticeable improvements and maintenance to keep up the high standards to which guests are accustomed. The Double Black Diamond Golf Course is open now and is expected to stay open through the fall. This weekend Sky High Adventure Park will open on weekends. June 16, the park will be open daily. For those of you out there who run the other way when it comes to running, May 13th will be the Happy Half Marathon. This fun run features a half marathon, a 5K and something called a Beer Mile. Participants drink a beer, run a quarter mile, drink another beer, run a quarter mile, drink another beer, run a quarter mile, drink one last beer, and stumble the last quarter mile. For runners who take their sport a bit more soberly, the Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run should be a fun and grueling challenge. The course up and down the mountain features 11 obstacles


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called the “Green Death”. Ward continued sharing the history recollecting the size of the crowds growing and growing throughout the years. “It kept getting bigger and bigger, soon we had 6-700 canoes. We could see we couldn’t handle it. We (GVFD) bought 25 acres on Klawitter Road to add camping. From the next event on we saw it (camping) was an instant success. 600-1500 boats and we continued to improve. We added busses and trucks to haul boats and people back from the end back to their campsites. That was about a dozen years ago. Then we decided to end it at the Kill Buck bridge all together because of the high water a certain year as to not have trouble on the river. We knew that most of the participants weren’t skilled canoeists and were there more to ‘socialize’ as they floated down the creek.” Although for years a competitive boater named Jim Gouchee was the all time champ. He canoed all over New York and lives in Port Allegany. Ward explained that in the past ten years they have eliminated the timing of the regatta and the trophies because no one really seemed to care about it , and were mostly there to “socialize while floating down the creek”. Ward said again, and wondered aloud, “why all these people are still in it, they get a chicken BBQ and beer at the pit stops.” It is a huge party and that is the reason most of the participants attend, but there are others too. Ward said that he has met three generations of boaters since 1974. “I’ve run into people who have been in

it for years.” It makes for a great organized mid-spring bash as it has evolved through the 40 + years. Ward told the Villager that since it started to grow in numbers due to the camping and transportation, there have also been some bad elements that came along with the good times. “About nine years ago” Ward said, “we started getting a rougher group on the grounds, that’s when the town contracted the Cattaraugus County Sherriff’s Department to control security. We call Klawitter the ‘overflow’, that’s where most of the partying takes place, and the less rowdy crowd camps by the Clubhouse and Firehall in Great Valley” Ward stated that it is a “phenomenon, and if you told me 43 years ago it would get this big, I’d have said you’re crazy! It’s a well-oiled machine over all the years. People keep coming back, and have a good time. They are always treated as guests and the fire department is always good to the community. We invest in the community and fire equipment. We know people put up with a lot, who live there. We recognize and thank the community for their indulgence. We’ve responded with security, treating our guests with safety. We have ten busses, and 6 or 7 trucks to haul the boats and people. It is done pretty orderly and it takes an awful lot of people to make it happen.” Ward projected that about 3000-3500 will be coming this year tot the Regatta. “If we didn’t have this event, we couldn’t do the things we can and do, do for the community. We always give back to the community”, he said.

and, they promise, no fire, no barbed wire, and no electric shocks. But there will be mud, lot, and lots of mud, and water, and muddy water. It’s a ton of fun, and if you finish this race clean, you cheated. The race is June 17; registration forms can be found online. June 17 is also the day the pools will be open daily. After all, there is a certain segment of the population that finds relaxing poolside, just steps to the Cabana Bar, to be a great summer activity. June 30-July 2 is the annual Summer Music and Arts Festival. Saturday, July 1st is the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, with a patriotic firework display, and July 2nd, Grand Funk Railroad. People bring picnic dinners and spread out on the grass and have a great evening. Saturday during the day the Village is full of fun activities: an arts and crafts show, and the “world famous” pet parade down Washington Street. Mountain Bikers take over the slopes for the 6 Hours of Power Mountain Bike race on July 16. This is a showdown of endurance mountain bike racing. Ten-mile white knuckle laps feature manicured single-track and challenging climbs. Afterward are the awards and a post-race pasta party. If you really like

to push yourself, July 23 is the EVL Trail Runs. This is the event for serious runners and is one of the most demanding races in the region. The EVL4 climbs the mountain and features a tight twisty section that challenges even the best technical runners. The EVL9 sends runners way up the mountain onto state lands and finishes with an exhilarating descent to the finish line. All that just gets us through July. August 5 through October 15 Holiday Valley offers chairlift rides up to Spruce Lake. July 28-30 is the Jazz and Blues Weekend in the Village. August 12&13 is the annual Taste of Ellicottville, the foodie’s paradise. September brings us Rock n’ Roll weekend, where there is sure to be an Elvis sighting. October rocks with Fall Festival and includes a 5K run and a mountain bike race. The EVL Half Marathon is October 28, and there is a reason they call it the EVL Marathon. November brings us the annual Beer and Wine Festival where local micro brews and vintners get to show off their products. Just about that time, it starts to snow again. Registration forms for all the above events can be found at www.holidayvalley. com.

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Community Calender May 6th in the beautiful and challenging trails of Allegany Great Valley Fireman’s Annual Regatta 2017 State Park in Salamanca, New York. You have three This year’s 2017 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans distance options to choose from: 6K, 13K & 27K. Regatta will be held May 6, 2017. Sponsored Trail Runners unite in this annual season kickoff annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire in Western New York featuring miles and miles of Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators rolling off-road trails deep in the Allegany Forest. A and participants. Prizes for best costume, group and picnic setting at the summit area offers one of the fire department. Dinner, music and refreshments region’s most serene experiences to flex your stamina top off the day! and endurance. Non-technical in nature the 6K & For more information on this event please visit 13K courses equally pack a punch. The 27K course is the granddaddy that features a 3-mile section of single track and the memorable 2-mile climbing May 6th finish back to the summit. Intro to SUP Fly Fishing with Adventure Bound For more information on this event please visit on the Fly Intro to SUP Fly Fishing: Learn fly-fishing basics utilizing the Stand Up Paddle boards to both access May 6th new water but also approach fish in a more stealth I Love My Park Day, 2017 manner. Perfect for fly fisherman who is looking for The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love new ways to access new water and or fish existing My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 6. 2017 from water more effectively. 10am to 1pm. We will be meeting at the Red House This class will be held on flat, calm water where Picnic Shelter and registration starts at 9am. A you can master the basics including paddle Sahlen’s hot dog lunch will be served afterwards for strokes and casting techniques. It will include the a nominal fee. SUPonthefly stand up paddle board, fly rod/reel, and Volunteers Participating at Events Across New flies and guide. Class size will be limited. York to Celebrate State Parks and Historic Sites Cost: $75 per angler, Advance reservation as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement is required. 716 217 4047 or info@ and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 6. This event is open to volunteers For more information on this event please visit of all ages. Please bring garden gloves, safety vests (orange/ reflective type), branch trimmers, rakes, and trash grabbers May 6th Those interested in volunteering in the project Allegany State Park’s Allegany Adventure Run 2017 at Allegany State Park can register to volunteer by Welcome to the 2017 Allegany Adventure Run visiting or by emailing

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Cont. From Cover mentioned the leak could have been going for 20+ years. The Village has received an insurance fund dividend check for $9,644.21, and a 20% discount on renewal. The Fillmore Creek Townhouses has given the Village a check for $15,000 instead of putting in a sidewalk. The Village will receive a CHIPS funding check for $29,014.27. That amount is $3,014.27 over the budgeted amount. Insurance Mayor Burrell introduced Randy Glen from the Evens Agency to discuss liability insurance for the Village. Mr. Glen pointed out that cyber liability is a new aspect of the insurance business. He pointed out it is especially relevant after the computer breach at Holiday Valley. He had obtained several quotes from insurance carriers, one of which included a cyber liability policy. He was recommending the quote from the Nymar Insurance Company. Although it was not the lowest bid, Glen was advocating the Nymar policy because the company has experience in municipality insurance and includes a breach of data (both computer and physical files) policy. None of the other proposals covered cyber liability. The coverage includes $50,000 covering computer hacks, including ransomware. Glen said the village is more likely to fall victim to a computer hack than a building burning down. In addition, Nymar would come to the village and preform and inventory of all village assets including the waste water treatment plant. The policy would include $1,000,000 in earthquake and flood coverage, up to $2,000,000 in public official’s coverage, and $6,000,000 in general liability. The policy would cost about $3,000 more than the previous policy and will require an adjustment to the budget. A motion was passed to accept the bid from Nymar. Mayor’s Report The Mayor and several other Village officials will be attending the Local Government Conference at Houghton College on May 10.

The Mayor mentioned a county program for refurbishing two of the Village’s baseball fields. If the grant is obtained, the county will hire the construction company to improve the fields, the infield, and the grandstands. The improvements would allow tournaments to be held at the fields. Burrell reminded the board it was Nannen who owned the bat blank factory where Tim and Bonnie’s is now. The blanks were sold to the Louisville Slugger Company who turned them into bats. Burrell said he would talk to Louisville Slugger about naming rights to the field. The Mayor and Town Supervisor Matt McAndrew participated in the annual Arbor Day ceremony at the Arboretum and presented a proclamation honoring the day. Jack Rogan’s official term as Fire Chief expired as of December 31, 2105, but he has remained serving in that capacity. While it was not a problem, he couldn’t legally sign documents. A motion was made to reinstate him, which passed. Village Planner’s Report Village Planner Gary Palumbo gave an account of his activities. Much of his time has been taken up with the change of use and addition for 23 Washington St. Mr. Palumbo was asking the board if they want to be the lead agency for the coordinated SEQR review for the project. Because the remodel calls for extending the deck over the sidewalk on Washington, the state DOT must be involved in the coordinated SEQR. The board passed a motion naming the Planning Board as the lead agency for the SEQR. Palumbo said because there is legal opposition to the 23 Washington project he has been getting a lot of questions from citizens and officials. He said he has been very careful with his answers. With that, the Board went into executive session to discuss the matter. Village Attorney Kathleen Moriarty sat in on the session. When the board meeting resumed, a motion was made to hire an attorney on a short-term basis to deal with planning and zoning issues. No explanation was given. The DPW report was accepted as submitted. Engineering Report

Nick Dobmeier said the close-out documentation had been submitted to Municipal Solutions for final approval, making the project virtually complete. Mr. Dobmeier said the CUPPS program on the Toughbook laptop is ready for a trial run. It contains all the data for the Village’s water supply system. When ready it will be able to print out work orders and maintenance records. Mayor Burrell said he would like the CUPPS system to be able to monitor the sewer system as well. He asked Dobmeier if it would need a second Toughbook to accomplish that. The Engineer said he wasn’t sure but would check. He also said he would work on syncing the water CUPPS system on the Village’s desktop computers. Stillhouse Brewpub submitted a completed permit application at the end of March. Dobmeier said he would like to see a brewing schedule for the pub. He said water treatment plants like a steady flow of affluent, but if the pub suddenly releases lots of brewing waste, it could cause problems. Kelly Fredrickson suggested reviewing the fee schedule for permits at some future date. There was general agreement; it was time to reconsider the charges. The sewer report was accepted. Code of Ethics Spencer Murry submitted a proposed Code of Ethics for the Village to adopt. He said it was based on the document approved by the Town. In it, he had changed one section regarding board members recusing themselves from some decisions. Most of the board wanted time to review the changed paragraph, and there will have to be a public hearing on the document. Mr. Murry felt it would cause an undue delay in adopting the codes. Mayor Burrell suggested that since he was going to call for a special budget meeting at the end of the month, the board could review the codes at that time. They could then set the public hearing for the regular June meeting and still give the necessary ten-day notice. The special meeting was set for Tuesday, May 30 at 6pm at Town Center. A motion was passed to facilitate Tom Abriatis’ retirement. The meeting was adjourned.

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What Song/s Make You Get Goose Bumps and Hair Stand on End? By Chad Neal There is a catalyst for everyone that spurs a physical phenomenon where one’s arm hair stands on end and thousands of little “goose bumps” appear. A lot of times it is music from a certain song that goads the eerie feeling that takes over for a few seconds. A certain memory may pop up in the frontal lobes that goes along with the reaction the skin has upon hearing those haunting sounds. The feeling, that is uncontrolled gives the sensation of extra sensory perception (ESP) sometimes too. It’s been said that before being struck by lightening, hair tends to stand on end, but these two physical traits differ a lot. It seems static electricity has some control over hair, but the little “goose bumps” are the real stimuli. Also caused by cold, fear, euphoria, or sexual arousal goose bumps are involuntary, which causes the suspicion of ESP. Although it is simply a reaction, which is caused by chemicals in the brain sending messages to certain muscles, that put up a defense to whatever stimulus is around. Music making this defense mechanism usually has certain meaning for the listener. What song/ s make you get goose bumps and hair stand on end?

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