Page 1


Volume 12 ~ Issue 17

A FREE Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

Visit our website at:


Cattaraugus County’s Community Newspaper

HV Summer Upgrades

Music Notes

Holiday Valley Plans Busy Summer of Work


Industrial Development Agency Endorses Ski Area Projects

5 E. Washington St. ~ 699-1226 WILKY LIVE

Saturday, May 13th, 8PM

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 TUI OSBORNE

Friday, April 21st, 6PM

Snowmaking at Holiday Valley 36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ NELZ & DJ SWIFT Fri. Apr. 21st & Sat. Apr. 22nd, 10PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 OZONE RANGERS

Friday, April 21st, 7PM

Story and Photo By John Thomas; Staff Writer In an ongoing effort to maintain Holiday Valley’s position as one of the top ski destinations on the East Coast, the resort will be putting $3.1 million of its money back into improvements at the slopes. Although many of the improvements will not be apparent to casual skiers, their impact will be felt throughout the resort. For starters, the resort will be adding 70 new automated snow


guns to the snowmaking capability of the mountain. The new guns will be divided among six different trails and will bring a total of 314 snow blasting guns on the trails. “Snowmaking is the life blood of ski resorts these days, and we need to have consistent conditions no matter what Mother Nature throws at us,” says Jane Eshbaugh, Marketing Director at Holiday Valley. See “UPGRADES” Page 7

Rock City Park Opens

Saturday, April 22nd, 6PM

Great Natural Wonder in Olean, NY

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, April 20th, 8PM JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Friday, April 21st, 9PM THE FLAT TOPS

Saturday, April 22nd, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, April 26th, 8PM

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

EFD Easter Egg Hunt... Page 10 Scenes From Last weekends Event

Rock City Park will open for the season Monday, April 5 at 9am. The park boasts rocks 80’ tall an offers a mountaintop view of 1,000 square miles of the Enchanted Mountains from “Signal Rock”, once a long range signaling point for Indians. Visitors are welcomed to descend the crevice staircases leading to hiking trails strewn with great monolithic rocks of dramatic sizes and shapes. The city of rocks is a magical adventure you’ll want to repeat. There is a souvenir and rock shop with many types of gems, minerals, fossils and rocks from all over the world for purchase. There is also a Museum and Fluorescent Light Rock Room. See “ROCK” Page 7

The Olean Business Development building had stood empty for about ten years, with help from the CCIDA the building has been refurbished with a tea house café on the ground floor and offices for the rededicated Olean Business Development Agency taking up the second and third floors.

Story by John Thomas

the benefits of one of its supported projects. But, this week’s meeting It isn’t often the Cattaraugus of its board of directors met in a County Industrial Development Agency gets to experience directly See “CCIDA” Page 7

Honoring Mother Earth Should April 22 be a Recognized Federal Holiday?

An Arbor Day Celebration April 28 at Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville, NY

By Carol Fisher

national teach-in on the environment ...” On that first Earth Day, 20 million The History Channel tells us people gathered in American streets. that Earth Day was “the brainchild Thirty-nine years later, Earth Day of Senator Gaylord Nelson and was renamed International Mother inspired by the antiwar protests See “EARTH” Page 6 of the late 1960’s. It began as a

BOCES Budget Approved ECS Pays Share of Multi-County Admin Budget

WNY Maple Festival

Franklinville’s 2017 WNY Maple Festival

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

International Home Ownership... Page 2

Non-Resident Homeowners Make a Difference in EVL

Ellicottville, NY – Of all the real estate tax collected in Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville sits among the top, and a large percentage of the homeowners here have permanent residence elsewhere, according to research recently done by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. According to information supplied by the Cattaraugus County Real Property and GIS Office, of the roughly 2,800 residential properties within the 14731 ZIP Code, about 1,961 are owned by people that do not call Ellicottville their permanent home....

At a regular meeting of the Ellicottville Central School Board of Education, the board approved its share of the Administrative Budget for BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services). There are four counties that pay a portion of the administration budget: Cattaraugus, Allegany, Erie, and Wyoming. All four must vote to approve their contribution on the same day. Administration represents about 3.5% of the total $73,700,000 BOCES budget. The amount of contribution each school district must provide depends on the number of students attending BOCES in each district. The amount to be paid by ECS represents 2.5% of the admin budget or about $48,170. The school districts pay for other BOCES services on a pay-as-you-go basis, paying only for the classes and services they require. The Administrative Budget covers expenses including finance office staff, association dues, salaries for clerks and secretaries who assist with programs. It also includes board of education expenses, stipends for assistants, and a portion of the Superintendent’s salary and benefits. The ECS Board also filled vacant BOCES board positions. Each of the positions is a three-year term. In Area One, representing Wellsville, Voni Walker was approved. Candace Clemens will represent Allegany in Area Four, and Area Nine in Salamanca will be filled by Brad Sande. The meeting was adjourned.

Next weekend, April 29&30, is Franklinville’s Maple Festival. Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities including all you can eat pancakes, demonstrations and a craft show. There will be a petting zoo, antique gas and engine show, kids rides, a craft show, a parade, a library book sale, SAPS 5K race, plowing demos, live entertainment, helicopter rides and the Miner’s Cabin will be open. Registration for the Parade and race, as well as info on vendor spots and the car & auto show are available on Franklinville NY’s website:

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 13th, 2017 : Ellicottville NY

Page 2 ~ The Villager ~ April 20 - 26, 2017

Publisher’s Word “Warmer Days Ahead”




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

Perfect for year round or ski families, almost 2 acres, 5 true bedrooms, 4 bath, gas fireplace, separate studio plus barn, huge deck and yard. MLS#B505616…$449,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Straight and solid renovation project in the heart of the village. Walk to the shops & restaurants! MLS#B503140…$159,900 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173




A lovely home with lots of character on 2+ acres in Salamanca. Many updates at this 4/2 featuring game room & covered back patio. MLS#B484885…$69,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Over 5000 sf of custom log home in E’ville, this 5 BR/ 4.5 BA home is the quintessential ski lodge for the discriminating buyer. MLS#1006259…$1,385,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Owner will look at offers on this 12-acre parcel just up the hill from HoliMont & Ellicottville, a perfect blend of open & wooded. MLS#B481716…$59,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




4/2.2 overlooks your own pond located 4 miles outside the Village of Ellicottville. Lovingly maintained and the sole owner, a true must see! MLS#B1020751…$299,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Walk to village & short drive to slopes. 3-4 bdrm, or build to suit. Garage options available. MLS#B483854/B483845/B470793 …$317,700/$324,900/$460,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

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




Affordable HM area home offers 1600 sf, 3 BR, 2 BA, huge great rm w/FP, creek side setting, & a 2 min. walk to the Meadow chairlift! MLS#B497187…$229,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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

Immaculate interior; never rented! Newer carpet & wood flooring throughout. 3/2 with all the room for your luxury ski getaway! MLS#B492948…$190,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




An affordable ski home alternative just minutes from Ellicottville, with open floor plan, gas fireplace, being offered almost completely turnkey. MLS#B1029757…$75,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Situated on 13.8 ac this home is heated mainly w/geothermal. Front of the house is heated with solar power. Pond & Barn w/ electricity! MLS#B496718…$199,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

One of the best views in E’ville from this building lot. Located in the heart of WNY’s most popular skiing destination! Start building today! MLS#B487691…$44,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




Although the weather can be a bit unpredictable this time of year, the regular appearance of sunny skies are sure to come, along with an influx of golfers, joggers, paddle boarders and hikers.

All these “green grassers” depend on nice weather to enjoy their activities, and eventually Father Time will indeed triumph over Mother Nature. Happens every time, you know… Teased by the appearance of a few seventy-degree days full of sunshine, (on a weekend, no less!), the summer transition was evident last Saturday with the annual show of beautiful machines of the two-wheeled variety along Ellicottville’s main drag. Our pretty little village just happens to be the perfect destination ride for motorcyclists, and our restaurants and boutique

Happy Birthday

Chris Mendell.... April 20 • Nancy Forrest.... April 21 Cindy Oak Goodin .... April 21 • Norman Forrest.... April 22 Amy Borowiak... April 23 • Derrek Gassman .... April 23 John Centi .... April 25 • Lisa Mendell .... April 29 Don Paul .... April 29 • Ann Wallace .... April 30 Anjanette Nicolazzo .... April 30 • Patti Crist .... May 1

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 1,136 - Year to date 19,887

Local Writers Wanted: E-mail

International Home Ownership Non-Resident Homeowners Make a Difference in Ellicottville

Non-Resident Home Ownership in Ellicottville, NY

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

Where else can you get slope access with amenities like pool, spa, parking, restaurant? MLS#B454193…$90,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Ideally located 3 bedroom featuring open concept layout. Quick walk to village & recently updated. Extreme rental potential! MLS#B471754…$220,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




Be a part of this new project! Located off Poverty Hill (near the old Concord Club) you will find this 5 ac parcel ready for your chalet! MLS#B1028641…$499,999 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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

Incredible slope views in this 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – professionally decorated on 5 acres with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! MLS#B1016839…$529,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

stores are waiting with arms wide open. It’s good to see them all return for another season of E’ville fun! Make sure you check out the Chamber’s event calendar and make some plans for all the awesome affairs they’ve scheduled for your upcoming entertainment. Before you know it, your social dance card will be all filled up! Prior planning prevents poor performance – and boredom. So, dear readers, I heartily recommend you also use this break between seasons to seriously assess your funin-the-sun options. It’s never too early to start scheduling! Until next week… JZ-C

Ellicottville, NY – Of all the real estate tax collected in Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville sits among the top, and a large percentage of the homeowners here have permanent residence elsewhere, according to research recently done by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. According to information supplied by the Cattaraugus County Real Property and GIS Office, of the roughly 2,800 residential properties within the 14731 ZIP Code, about 1,961 are owned by people that do not call Ellicottville their permanent home. That’s about 70 percent.

Although it’s often heard that most of our seasonal homes are owned by Canadians that’s not quite true as the majority of our part-time neighbors are from Western New York and the Rochester area. We have owners from the Buffalo area, Grand Island, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park, Elma, Hamburg and the Jamestown/Lakewood area to name a few. Canada does make up the next largest group with Ontario leading the way at 23 percent, while a couple other provinces, British Columbia and Nova Scotia are represented as well. Ohio and Pennsylvania are

next in line with 15 and eight percent respectively, followed by owners from 22 other states, led by Florida. Ellicottville is truly international in home ownership with the most distant owner residing in Australia. With all of these visitors coming from our own back yard, as well as from around the world, is it any reason we like to say, Ellicottville. Easy to find. Hard to leave. 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.

Trout Fly Fishing School Adventure Bound on the Fly Offers School

Bill Soffel


Melanie Pritchard Associate Broker

Amy DeTine

Associate Broker

Rachael Wiley-Steffen

Director of Marketing & Vacation Rental Management

Greg Spako

Louise Oeffling

Licensed Salesperson

Wendy O’Neil

Associate Broker

Associate Broker

Harry Weissman

Cathy Pritchard

Licensed Salesperson

Associate Broker

On Sat, 04/29, 9:00am 5:00pm, Come join us for a day of learning the basics of fly fishing for trout. During the day you will learn how to cast, rig, fish for Trout in WNY. All fishing equipment except waders/boots are provided for this event. Cost:$199. Call or email in advance to reserve your spot. Class size will be limited. 716 217 4047, info@ adventureboundonthefly. com. For more information on this event please visit http://www. adventureboundonthefly. com

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

Cornell Cooperative Extension CCE of Catt. Co. Offers an Opportunity for a 4-H Member to Show a Pig at the Co. Fair

Have you ever wanted to raise a pig, but never had the opportunity to do so? Now is your chance! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County is excited to announce that Mr. Larry Tabak of Great Valley, NY

will be donating a market hog for a 4-Her to raise and sell at the 2017 Cattaraugus County Fair. Mr. Tabak hopes that his donation will allow someone the chance to participate in our SWINE Program for the first time. It is not too late to late to join 4-H and this is a perfect reason to join now. The piglet is ready to be adopted. Interested individuals must complete the following in order to be eligible for consideration: 1. Must be enrolled with the Cattaraugus County 4-H Program. 2. Must write a letter Mr. Tabak and submit it to the 4-H Office in Ellicottville explaining why you believe you should be chosen. Letters are due by April 17, 2017 and must include an email or phone number. 3. Must state whether or not you have shown a

market hog before. 4. Must have a proper facility to house and take care of your pig. 5. If chosen, you must display your letter at fair with your pig. Letters should be addressed to CCE of Cattaraugus County 4-H Program, 28 Parkside Dr. Ellicottville, NY 14731. Remember it is never too late to join 4-H. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County is always accepting enrollments for new 4-H members. We are also happy to provide information to any adult interested in volunteering with our program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our 4-H Educator involved with the Animal Science Programs in Cattaraugus County, Abby Luzier, at 716-699-2377 ext. 130 or by email ajl387@

Catt. Co. Land Bank

April 20 - 26, 2017

~ The Villager ~ Page 3

“The Power of Two”

26 Years Of Local Real Estate Knowledge




6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY








7975 US RTE 219








4 bdrms, 1 ½ Baths. 5 mins to Ellicottville. 6,000 sq. ft. home on 10 acres w/ 6 bdrms HM location. Custom built w/ 3 master 5 year old steel roof. Nicely maintained w/ their own baths & all rooms tastefully suites. 2 story stone FP & cathedral ceilings. Furnished. Asking $895,000 unit furnished. Large back deck. $35,000 decorated & furnished. $397,900

Only mins. to EVL 3 bdrms, 2 F baths, 5 bdrm chalet, 3 f bths 2 half baths on 5 Cedarhomeon4+acres,6bdrms3Full wrap around deck w/ hot tub, sauna, fire acres. Great rm / rec. rm WBFP plus det. Baths. Home w/ separate apartment. Large renovated barn w/ office. $339K pit, outdoor shower, gazebo. $284,999 garage. Furnished for $329,500

Check out all my listings at

Corporation Releases RFP for Construction Technician

The Cattaraugus County or education in preparing home based upon housing Land Bank Corporation detailed cost estimates, standards and local building (CCLBC) is an independent drawings, and specifications. codes, complete visual nonprofit and a local public “We are looking for an examination to determine authority created by the individual or agency who can environmental hazards, County of Cattaraugus. The work with the CCLBC Board prepare scope of work (written CCLBC, whose primary to conduct preliminary interior specifications and drawings) purpose is to return vacant, and exterior inspections of meeting all federal, state and abandoned, underutilized and homes to ascertain program local requirements including tax-delinquent properties to eligibility, including rough detailed cost estimate and productive use in ways that cost estimates, visual ensure that properties are support the community’s examination to determine redeveloped by qualified long-range vision for hazards for all homes, and the developers, with adequate its future, is looking for feasibility that the property can plans, and for purposes that interested individuals, firms, be successfully rehabilitated,” benefit the surrounding and/or non-profits to submit says Crystal Abers, Director community and will work to completed proposals for the for the Cattaraugus County reverse the decline of property position of Construction Department of Economic values in blighted areas. Technician. Development, Planning and The RFP can be downloaded CCLBC is looking for Tourism and CCLBC Board on the website or d specialized experience and Member. “For the Land by contacting Kate O’Stricker , technical competence of the Bank to be successful, the at m firm or person with respect CCLBC needs to strategically All proposals will be received y to working rehabilitation acquire properties, stabilizing at the Cattaraugus County s projects and/or other housing them, and sell them for Center, Cattaraugus County e rehabilitation programs. A redevelopment. Responsible, Department of Economic t successful candidate will well-planned redevelopment Development, Planning and n show knowledge of building, of these properties will Tourism, 303 Court Street, zoning, and property increase surrounding property Little Valley, NY 14755, or by s rehabilitation standard codes; values, improve quality of life email at kate@cattlandbank. k the ability to communicate for surrounding residents, and org by 10:00 pm April 26th, d effectively both orally and stabilize the tax base making 2017. Should you have any n in technical writing; and the it easier for local governments questions regarding the RFP, . capability of carrying out all to provide essential services,” please contact Kate O’Stricker aspects of required activities, A successful applicant will 716-938-2320 or by email e including any experience determine deficiencies of each during normal business hours. : r s l r e Community Bank N.A. Collected Donations to Olean Diaper Depot e is among the country’s 150 , largest financial institutions. , In addition to a full range of e retail and business banking y services, the company d offers comprehensive . financial planning, insurance e and wealth management s services. CBSI subsidiaries/ l business units include r OneGroup NY Inc., which t provides risk management r and commercial, employee g benefits and personal lines t insurance; Community Bank . Wealth Management which provides investment advisory, personal trust and financial planning services, as well Photo (left to right): Community Bank N.A. Customer Service as personal, business and Representative Katie Rinker, Community Bank N.A. Olean Branch Supervisor Ruby Costanza, Community Bank N.A. nonprofit portfolio design; and Head Teller Jaclyn Jones and Community Bank N.A. Customer Benefit Plans Administrative Services Inc. (BPAS), which Service Representative Lynn Owens. provides actuarial, retirement VEBA/HRA plan Olean, N.Y. — Community need. For more information on and Bank N.A. recently held a the organization or to donate, administration, and collective investment fund, employee monthlong diaper drive in the visit Allegany, Portville and Olean About Community Bank benefit trust and transfer branches to benefit the Olean System Inc. 
 Community agency services. Community Bank System Diaper Depot. Together the Bank System Inc. (CBSI) branches collected more than operates more than 200 Inc. is listed on the New eight cases of diapers and customer facilities across York Stock Exchange and filled a huge barrel with wipes, Upstate New York and the company’s stock trades lotions, diapers, shampoos Northeastern Pennsylvania under the symbol “CBU.” and liquid soap. through its banking subsidiary, For more information about The Olean Diaper Depot Community Bank N.A. With Community Bank, visit or supplies the Olean Food assets of approximately $8.7 Pantry with diapers every billion, the DeWitt, New ir.communitybanksystem. month for local families in York-headquartered company com.

We Accept Wellness Cards

Ellicottville Oasis Spa has relocated to the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley

Where Nature Meets Nurture. • Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage • Hot Stone Massage • Couples DUO Massage The Finest Products, Extraordinary Results. • High Performance Facials • Makeup • Waxing Body Treatments • Eyelash Extensions Total Relaxation, Peace and Tranquility. •Manicures, Pedicures and more....... (716) 699-8996 • 6447 Holiday Valley Road

Donation to Olean Food Pantry

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 13th, 2017 : Ellicottville NY

Page 4 ~ The Villager ~ April 20 - 26, 2017

Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville 6825 Niles Road 6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY 14731 716-699-2000

6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY 14731 716-699-2000

MLS#B1030083 6825 Niles Road   $739,000   Fantastic, panoramic views of HoliMont and the Village from both balcony levels of this stunning chalet. New paved driveway  and large double garage with acrylic flooring and custom storage.   Huge stone fireplace in great room.  Master on main level with Jacuzzi tub.  Fully air conditioned  for summer comfort.  Lower level has family room with wet bar, fireplace and walk in wine room along with 3 bedrooms, two more full baths and another laundry.  Walls of windows up and down.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the views.  For more information about this property contact Joany Bund, GRI, Associate Broker, Holiday Valley Realty Company Inc. at 716-969-2156.

Ellicottville Condo

If your walls could talk, they’d thank you.

E204 Snow Pine Ellicottville, NY 14731

Not just another choice, but the right choice Bill Burley Associate Broker

716-720-1321 (cell) 716-763-7506 (office)

Ski Season is almost over and the summer fun in Ellicottville is about to begin. Here is your chance to own this 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Snow Pine Village. Enjoy the summer activities and be ready for next year’s ski season. Call today for a showing! MLS#1041309...$194,000

Great home insurance. Mike Conroy, Agent 414 W State Street Olean, NY 14760 Bus: 716-372-0314

Protect your home with the best. And do it at a price that will have your wallet saying “thanks” too.

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® CALL ME TODAY. 0901139.1

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 13th, 2017 : Ellicottville NY

Views from my Deck:

April 20 - 26, 2017

It’s A Polish Soup Base

Tina Dillon

Mrs. Squirrel safely waiting for garden to grow from her rodent proof bird feeder.

By Carol Fisher Tax Day is behind us! Whew! Yea! Did you know that our pockets have been dipped into since the 1760’s when the colonial settlers protested against British taxation policies which brought about that little skirmish called the American Revolution? I’ll bet you probably know how they felt right about now, especially if you were one of those souls who didn’t have enough taken out of their earnings and had to fork over a huge check a few days ago. So, our young nation fought taxation and then they discovered that they couldn’t run it without taxing imports like whiskey and of all things, glass windows. Voters were taxed (poll taxes) as were land and buildings (property tax.). Another war, the Civil War, brought about the imposition of taxes rather than the repeal of them as in the Revolution. And

the circle goes around and round. This nation had an on again off again relationship with taxes until 1913 when they became a permanent part of American lives. Since then, per Wikipedia, there have been no export taxes on trade between states, or taxes on charities and religious bodies, and no value-added tax (VAT). You know, the way some things cost these days one would think that every stage of development of a product has been taxed. But, no, we have no such thing in the U.S. Yet! However, watching the goings on in Washington these days, a VAT may very well be the way proposed tax changes will be able to happen. After all, most of the industrialized world uses a VAT. Are we next? Stay tuned, folks. Stay tuned. Ahhhh, don’t we all? Or most of us? We check our email, tweet, watch UTube, check LinkedIn and check our Facebook (some hour by hour), among other forms of connectedness. Except for the escape of sleep, some of us are “staying tuned” every hour of every day. Now, I suppose it works for many, but here’s something interesting I just found as I was, of course, connected. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that increased Facebook use creates a decrease in well-being. In a Mic April 14 article by Susmita Bural she tells her readers that “the researchers found that “real world” faceto-face social networks were positively associated with well-being, while Facebook had a negative association.”

Google the study and make your own decisions about your own Facebook use. Maybe you’ll find a better use for your time. Annnnd, I have just the Facebook cure! Gardening!!! From what I can see, the soil in my garden is wet, but thawed. It’s time to start preparing to plant our potatoes as soon as we can get into the garden with a tiller. Since we are never happy with grocery potatoes, we grew our first batch last year. What a difference! Once you have home or locally grown, you’ll not buy another bag at the grocers. If you plan to grow potatoes, remember to plant as soon as you can work the loose, well-drained soil. Or, get a barrel, cut it in half, and plant them in there. Just fill the bottom of it with old milk jugs, egg cartons etc., or you’ll have to sell your first born to afford all the soil to fill it. If you can, check the pH (you can buy an inexpensive kit at Lowes). Look for 5.8 to 6.5. If your soil is heavy, work in some organic matter to loosen it. We get our seed potatoes at Shamel Milling, but you can get them lots of places, or use cut up grocery store potatoes. Just let them sit 24 hours or so for a “skin” to form on the cut portions and plant them cut side down. Go for it. Alas, I am down to one last large onion from last year’s bounty. I had hoped they’d last until harvest 2017. My most successful onions were grown in tubs and pots, added to marigolds, even roses, or potted veggies. The See VIEWS page 6


Lic. Real Estate Sales Assoc.


Cell: 716.474.5646

Taxes, Networking, Gardening all within a Google Search (or Wikipedia?)

~ The Villager ~ Page 5







123+ ACRES!





5+ bdrm, 2-1/2 ba w/ enc front & back Secluded 3 bdrm, 2 ba w/ fp, baseporches, deck, 2 garages on 1+ ac. ment, att garage, deck, nestled on 5 acs.


Renovated & part furnished 3 bdrm, 2 ba TH w/ 2 fp, deck, ski storage.


Renovated & furn. 4+ bdrm, 3-1/2 ba Consider the possibilities of these 123+ 2 miles to slopes from this newer built w/ 2 fp, deck, off-street parking. mostly wded ac adjacent to State Land. 3+ bdrm, 3 ba w/ fp, deck, pond.

34 Washington St., Ellicottville NY 716-699-4695 •

Jennifer Glatz

Suzanne Cansdale

Linda Welch

Great Valley Check out this 78 acres just around the bend from Ellicottville. Up to 240 acres available.


Little Valley

Sandy Goode

Tina Dillon


Rick Jackson



This 112 acres is the ideal place to be. Just outside of Olean and in the country!

Awesome view from this expanded ranch style home on 58 acres. Geothermal heating and cooling.



Absolutely beautiful is how to describe this recently remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath village home.

Andree McRae


Little Valley

Charming 4 bedroom/3bath in the country on almost 2 acres . Two first floor master suites.


Spacious 3 bedroom home. New updates over the years. Some crown molding and hardwd flrs. Roof is approx. 5 years old.


Don’t hide your legs!

Do you have varicose veins? Book Consultation & Procedure by April 30th and receive *FREE Sclerotherapy

Warren PA (814)723-4560

*$350 Value for FREE

Do you experience discomfort, leg pain or swelling?


Of Ellicottville

Celebrating 25 years in Ellicottville

Regions Only Board Certified Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgeon Specializing In Venous Disease. • MINIMALLY INVASIVE • FAST & MILD RECOVERY • PROCEDURE DONE IN OFFICE IN APPROX. 25 TO 45 MINUTES • OVER 30,000 CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES PERFORMED


FREE Vein Screening by Appointment 4 Convenient Locations:

Newer • Bigger • Better Open for Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

6120 Route 219 S., Ellicottville NY • 716-699-1210 535 Main Street, Olean NY • 716-375-7361 116 Interstate Parkway, Ste. 31, Bradford PA • 814-368-2060 69 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood NY • 716-763-0311

Open Daily at 7 am •

Upscale American Cuisine • Newly Remodelled & Expanded Seating Capacity Private Wine Cellar Dining Room (Reservation Required) Rehearsal Dinners • Corporate Events • Catering

15 Washington Street : Ellicottville, NY 14731 : 716.699.5330

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

Page 6 ~ The Villager ~ April 20 - 26, 2017

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 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.

Custom Homes • Historical Restoration Custom Mill Work • Bars & Back Bars

Distributors for: Window Fashions - Cirrus, Levolor, Comfortex Brass Tubing & Hardware Conestoga Cabinets Armstrong Vinyls GE Appliances Plate Mirrors Carpeting G. Michael Nickolson General Contractor

Phone/Fax: (716) 699-4516 Ellicottville, New York

This Week’s Music Scene

Half Way Through Mud Season and Still Plenty of Music to Be Heard By MouthSayTongue

Well we’re half way through mud season and while things are a little quieter in town, there’s still plenty of music to be heard. Starting on Thursday at the Gin Mill at 8pm its Joseph and Johnson playing some oldies and some goodies for your listening pleasure. Everything from The Beatles to Buffett. Switching to Friday and kicking off the weekend from 6 till midnight at Villaggio we have the Snowmakers Ball with music by Brian Richards from 6-9pm. Its $10 for a ticket which includes a buffet with contributions from local restaurants and proceeds go toward a gift for the

snowmakers at both Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Walking down Monroe Street to Balloons at 7pm the Ozone Rangers will take the main stage till 10:30 followed by DJ Excite. These guys have been playing rock, blues and some Z Z Top for four decades. Heading back to the Gin Mill at 9pm we once again have Joseph and Johnston. To close the evening at 10pm DJ Shane O’Mack will be playing some dance tunes upstairs at Madigans. Jumping to Saturday we start off at Balloons with the Rhythm Rockers from 6-9:30pm. They’re a Buffalo based blues and blues rock band. DJ Cage will be providing dance music for

the late night. Again we head back to the Gin Mill at 9pm for Wasted Whiskey who will change the pace with a blend of country and southern rock for some good foot stompin’ dancing. And closing out the evenings music don’t forget DJ Shane O’Mack keeping the party going at the Madigans upstairs bar at 10pm. What Wednesday would be complete without Wagner, Winston and Wings. If you’ve never done Gin Mill wing night then you haven’t done the EVL experience. These guys have been doing wing night since before Ellicottville was a city. Support Live Music!

Taste Of Southtowns Benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Taste of the Southtowns will be held this Sunday April 23 from 11:30-5pm inside St. Aloysius Hall, 190 Franklin St., Springville. 6

Restaurants will be serving 40 food items including: Prime Rib, Salmon, Beef tenderloin, Crab cakes, Beef on Weck, Pulled Pork, Tacos, Soups,


just too darned short, folks. Ya gotta have fun with it. Speaking of having fun… Ellicottville and its environs offer ample opportunities for good times and memory making. Griffis Park, Rock City and Little Rock City are always worth the trip, Nannon Arboretum

(Ellicottville’s hidden jewel) is a perfect place for a peaceful couple of hours or, if peace is not your bag, go to Sky High at Holiday Valley for adventures galore. Meanwhile, I’ll catch you next time, or if you drive by, maybe I’ll wave hello from my deck!

bottles and plastic grocery bags and threw them all over the living room? (BTW, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic garbage floating in our oceans. Ocean Crusaders tells us that of that about 270 tons float on the surface and the rest are microfibers. Per NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, aside from the trash that is floating around and filtering through our oceans, killing off wildlife (1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine creatures per year) and fish (2/3 of worldwide fish stock suffer from ingestion of plastic particles) as it goes along, The Great Lakes are also in danger. OUR Great Lakes that contain over 20% of the WORLD’S fresh water supply! Recently, I read an article in the Buffalo News stating that Lake Erie is highest in concentration of microfibers of the five. They traced it back to FLEECE! Could we winter lovers be contributing to this? Plastics. Please carry your own bags. As a kid, mom would send me on the bus (earlier, the street car-but we

won’t go there) and give me two oilcloth bags in which to tote home the fresh produce, kielbasa, fresh bread and yep, duck’s blood that I’d watch poured out of a duck they’d butcher for me in the market. Today, shoppers all over this globe use more than 500 billion single use bags per year. 4 trips to the grocer in a week gathers up 60 bags, on average. Imagine! That comes out to 1 million bags EVERY MINUTE across the globe, or 150 bags and rising, for YOU. Join them end to end, they would circumnavigate the globe 4,200 times. Maybe it’s time for New York State, or Cattaraugus County to ban those nasty little bags. Or, be like Ireland where they charge 15 cents per bag. This brought their usage down by 90%, and probably added to the financial coffers. In Seattle, I was handed my items wrapped in paper tissue. When I asked for a bag, she said I would have to pay for it. Attaway!

Cont. From Page 5 garden onions were smaller, but just as sweet. There are lots of ways to garden without a lot of fuss. Life is


Cont. From Cover

Ellicottville’s Insurance Agency Weed Ross Agency

We’ve Moved Down the Block! Find Us at:

4 MONROE STREET Ellicottville, NY 14731

P: 716-699-2388 | F: 716-699-5358 E:

Sean D. Cornelius, President An Independent Insurance Agency Licensed in NY, PA and OH

Peanut Butter Pie, Apple Pie, Brownies & more. Food Items from $2-$5. 50 Basket Chinese Auction items, Silent Auction, 2 Live bands: “The Rustic Ramblers” and “Wagner & Winston”. Get a Massage by Eric Davis for $1/minute.  Free admission with purchase of Chinese auction or food tickets. Proceeds benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, a 501c3 organization - the largest waterfowl sanctuary in the US with over 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans and over 78 different species  For info call 716-942-6835,, w w w . g o o seneckhillwaterfowlfarm. com  

Earth Day by the UN, and this year more than one BILLION people around the world will celebrate. We’ve come this far. Now, let’s make it an official holiday. The 2017 theme is Environmental and Climate Literacy. It is the one year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, created to build a world that, around the globe, we will help her stay healthy and strong enough to sustain the 7.5 billion people who inhabit her vast spaces and her hidden nooks and crannies. That’s a lot of people to take care of! Mother Earth has a very large family. Consider the word family. She is our mother. We are her offspring. Look around your home. Would Mom be happy with you if you left the place the way we are leaving the earth? What might she say if you took your empty soda





See EARTH page 7

Us!” h t i W

Design & Installation Service • Retaining Walls, Stairways & Patios • Lawn, Tree & Planting Bed Installation • Minor Miracles

JACK KRAMER 716-945-2616 Visit our NEW website: E-mail:

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

April 20 - 26, 2017

Upgrades Cont. From Cover The warm-up shack at the top of Cindy’s was the old base lift shack at the bottom of the Tannenbaum run. Ms. Eshbaugh says it is “in need of a little TLC.” In fact, it’s going to be replaced with a new building. A little taller than the old building, it will have a great view of the valley and, Eshbaugh says, “will be a great place for skiers to warm up.” Over on Mistletoe the lean-to will be moved a little further off the run and set back into the woods. Beginning skiers will benefit from the new Magic Carpet that will replace the handle tow on the beginner run. Much like a moving sidewalk at an airport, the Magic Carpet


Cont. From Cover

shiny new conference room eon the third floor of a project dit backed. The IDA has tsupported the project and ,now rents office space in the :Olean building. The area dconsists of a large comfortable aboardroom, an office and a rlecture hall with live streaming ncapability. Tuesday’s meeting ewas the first time the agency .has used the new office space. kDirector Corey Wiktor said ,for the present time the group ewill still use the Ellicottville yoffice for board meetings. 0However, he said, during the dhot summer months of August dand September, they will use rthe Olean board room because ,it has air conditioning. Mr. Wiktor will use the Olean olocation on a weekly basis. The Olean Business . Development building had stood empty for about ten years. Two years ago a group of investors asked the IDA for sales and mortgage tax abatement for its adaptive reuse project of the building. With just about a $1 million investment, the building has been refurbished with a tea house café on the ground floor and offices for the rededicated Olean Business Development Agency taking up the second and third floors. The agency e serves as an incubator for new o businesses, providing them , with office space and business d equipment. The IDA decided d about a year ago to rent space k from the agency. e Dave Trathen, Executive VP l of Finance at Holiday Valley n presented an application r for new construction and a improvement at the ski/golf n resort. In introducing the s Y , r , Cont. From Cover e e Picnic facilities are available. , n e e t , Cont. From Page 6 e I Oh, yes, and now, we add to d the numbers by picking up our d doggies’ poo in cute little bags, d which I would hope, might be ! biodegradable. What’s wrong with paper bags that could be deposited in community cans? If a community makes the



makes it easy for novice skiers to get to the top of the slope. It’s especially easier for snowboarders who won’t have to re-angle their feet while being dragged by the rope. “It allows beginners to enjoy the experience.” Improved snow shaping on the Slippery Slopes run will provide a more intuitive learning experience for learners. Part of the investment the valley is making will affect skiers at all levels. They are planning on replacing two of the old groomers, with more energy efficient, lower emission groomers. The new groomers will reflect the newest technology in grooming. Nearly every night the resort’s six groomers resurface all the runs, creating snow conditions that provide all skiers with ideal conditions. Not all the improvements will be noticeable to customers.

Improvements in the resorts IT capability will include increased computer storage space, and an upgraded credit card processing systems. Says Eshbaugh with a slight touch of frustration in her voice, “Everything changes so quickly, it’s hard to keep up.” Ask anyone who has tried to use their new “chip” credit card in an older credit card machine. On Tuesday Holiday Valley made a request for sales tax abatement to the CCIDA. If approved, Holiday Valley will not have to pay sales tax on purchases related to the improvements, saving them 8% of the total cost. On a 3,000,000 investment, it can be quite a bit. Holiday Valley is one of the largest employers in the county, and anything they do to stay up to date benefits skiers and non-skiers alike.

project, Mr. Trathen spoke about the “roller coaster” winter with its early snow and long stretches of warm weather. He said HV’s investment in automated snowmaking allowed them to take advantage of the small windows of cold weather to make snow. Mr. Trathen said the efficiencies of the snowmaking system allowed the resort to have a “solid year.” Over the summer the valley will make several improvements to the snowmaking equipment, make improvements to a warming hut, purchase groomers, and improve its IT capability, (See HV Summer Upgrades story). In comments supporting the application, Executive Director Corey Wiktor said he was impressed with the number of positive reviews the resort receives on social media. He said it was good to see one of the county’s largest employers putting money back into the business. Wiktor went on to add, in a four-yearold study it was found that county-wide the region attracts 225 million tourists per year. The majority of those tourists make their destination Holiday Valley. Furthermore, lodging numbers, including collected bed tax, are looking good for the last quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. The board passed a motion authorizing Director Wiktor to hold a public hearing on the project. The board also passed a positive SEQR resolution. Another board action authorized a public hearing for the Olean Manor senior community. The developers had underestimated the costs associated with its construction. They were asking to amend their application to reflect the

revised costs and apply it to their sales tax relief. The change requires a new public hearing. 3032 Penn LLC submitted an application for the purchase and renovation of the former Mosler Safe building in Franklinville. The company is also applying for a ten-year PILOT program and sales tax abatement. The plan calls for renovating the 60,000-square foot building, replacing the roof, improving lighting, and installing workspaces. When complete in the fall the company will employ 8 to 10 people manufacturing private label Christmas items to be sold through Dave’s Christmas World in West Seneca. For his Executive Director’s report, Mr. Wiktor said inquiries for business sites are up. Not only for empty lots, but current building stock as well. The CCIDA will be sponsoring a Consolidated Funding Application Workshop at Holiday Valley on May 31st. He added labor force continues to be a concern with manufacturing employers in the area. The current crop of skilled employees will be retiring in a few years, and the companies don’t see new skilled workers coming into the labor force. It was mentioned that county wide there are only about 900 high school graduates each year, and of those one-third go on to college, another third can’t pass employermandated drug tests, and part of the remainder have a poor work ethic. It was also noted Olean High School has only a 65% graduation rate. Wiktor said one of the ways to help mitigate the situation would be to have businesses work with each other to share resources.

Visitors should wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes and allow 1 hour minimum to see Rock City Park, it is one of the Great Natural Wonders of the

United States. Closed during inclement weather. For more information on this event please visit www.

pick-up regulation, they might want to accommodate the law with depositories. How about it Ellicottville??? So, folks…Be good kids. Help Mom by cleaning up your little corner of your earth home. Be your own event on the 22nd and be sure to be at the Arboretum for a tree planting on the 28th between 11 and noon. For Earth Day go to the Park, or the Arboretum,

or Griffis Park, or ASP for the day, grab a bunch of paper bags to fill with winter debris, which is everywhere. A huge thank you to our Alley Cats who always make Ellicottville an even more beautiful place, and all of you who stop to pick up and trash bits and pieces as you walk along our beautiful streets. Happy Earth Day to Mother Earth and to one and all!

~ The Villager ~

Page 7

WE’RE NOT JUST BINGO ANYMORE! 18 Years and older welcomed

768 Broad Street Salamanca, NY 14779 (716) 945-4080 • 1-877-860-5130

11099 Route 5 Irving, NY 14081 (716) 549-4389 • 1-800-421-2464

Salamanca POKER ROOM Events Friday, May 5th @ 7pm First Friday of the Month Tournament $130 Buy-In + $20 Entry Fee + $10 Staff Fee = $15,000TC 20 minute rounds.

Friday, May 12th @ 7pm Bounty Tournament $50 Buy-In + $50 Bounty + $15 Entry Fee + $10 Staff Fee = $10,000TC • 20 minute rounds. $100 Bounty placed on randomly drawn player which will not be paid out or determined until the end of the 2nd round.

For more details visit or call 716-945-8902 We’re not just Bingo anymore

5374 West Shore Rd. Cuba, NY 14727 (716) 780-8787 • 1-844-715-3789

Salamanca BINGO HALL Events

Friday, May 5th 1pm Bingo Session

555 Special All regular games will payout $555! Salamanca GAME ROOM Events

Friday, May 5th Plynko De Mayo

Hot Seat drawings every hour from 4pm to 8pm to play plynko and win cash!

Visit our website at ** “Seneca Gaming & Entertainment reserves the right to modify these programs at any time.”

Roofing & Siding

716-572-7303 • Serving all of Western NY A+ Rated A+ rated Licensed & Insured

Windows & Doors Soffits & Trim Interior Remodeling

Licensed &Estimates Insured Free 50 year non-prorated Free Estimates Proudly Installing All American Products! Over 100 problem-free roofs installed in 2011!


Proudly installing All American products “LET THE EXPERTS HANDLE IT!”

Full Service Hair Salon . . . Monica Harrington Owner, Hair Stylist Sarah Smith Hair Stylist Tracy Keyes Nail Tech 39 Mill Street Ellicottville, New York

(716) 699-8757


Now Practicing Social Security Disability In The Western New York Area Schiavoni, Schiavoni, Bush & Muldowney Co., L.P.A.

Attorneys at Law Joseph J. Bush, III

87 Westchester Drive - Youngstown, OH 44515

Call Toll Free 1-800-230-4008

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 13th, 2017 : Ellicottville NY

Page 8 ~ The Villager ~ April 20 - 26, 2017

The Classified Page Please send All Classified Ads to

MISCELLANEOUS HORSE CAMP FOR GIRLS AGES 8-18. Everything supplied for campers, including horses and tack. Located in Jefferson, Ohio (NE corner). Visit for more info. 440-858-2244 Candy Stokes, Camp Director

Published Every Thursday / AD DEADLINE: Mondays at 4pm

39 Mill Street • PO Box 178 • Ellicottville, NY 14731

(716) 699-2058

The Villager is a free weekly publication serving Ellicottville and surrounding communities, compliments of our advertisers. The views expressed within the publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher or of the advertisers. The contents of The Villager cannot be reproduced without written consent from the Publisher. This includes, but is not limited to, articles, photographs, artwork and ad design. Comments and story ideas may be submitted to: publisher@ or PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731. The Villager is a Zimmer Media Publication.

Publisher Jeanine Zimmer Office Manager Dustin App Office Assistant/Designer Alex Obenauer Layout / Design Jeanine Zimmer & Alex Obenauer Photographers John Thomas Distributors Ben Franklin (aka JL Little) Sherman Wilkens DiMarco Property & Management Services, LLC

Community Calender April 17th – 20th Locals Appreciation at John Harvard’s Restaurant at Holiday Valley John Harvard’s Restaurant at Holiday Valley, invites the community for specials on food and beverages in thanks for supporting Holiday Valley throughout the winter season.

April 21st – 23rd Intuition Retreat with Dawn Lynn Greyson Taking time out of life for YOU to relax, renew, and refresh is an important part of staying happy and healthy! Over the three days of this retreat, Dawn Lynn will lead you through a series of exercises designed to have you get in back touch with yourself, identify those things that are important to you, assist you in working with your higher self and inner guide, and empower you to remember who you are every day! Is that you? If so, then this weekend retreat is for you! It is designed to get you in touch with your higher self and be reminded of what is important to you and who you really are. Over the three days, Reverend Dawn Lynn will lead you through a series of exercises designed to have you get in back touch with yourself, identify those things that are important to you, assist you in working with your high self and spirit guides, and empower you to remember who you are every day. For more information on this event please visit

exploring many styles. Madrigalia performs choral music of all genres at the highest level of artistic excellence, and promotes the appreciation of choral singing to diverse audiences through performances, recordings, broadcasts, outreach, and the commissioning of new music. For more information on this event please visit

April 19th St. Bonaventure’s 5th Annual Trashion Fashion Show The 5th annual Trashion Fashion Show will be held at 6pm, Wednesday, April 19, in the Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick April 22nd Center for the Arts. The runway show is Family Art Day 2017 at the Cattaraugus FREE and open to the public. The Trashion County Arts Council Fashion Show is part of the Recyclemania The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is initiative on the St. Bonaventure University happy to announce there will be a Free Family campus, and Tread Lightly uses it as a means Art Day in 2017 sponsored by Fox Financial to demonstrate that there are multiple ways which will take place at the Olean Center to incorporate recycling into your daily life. Mall. Being held on Saturday, April 22 from Tread Lightly is an SBU environmental club 1-4pm. Finger puppets, pinwheels, a spring dedicated to raising awareness about issues painting and Easter-themed yarn pictures will such as recycling. be the projects. The environmental fashions will be created If you would like to volunteer to help, please and modeled by St. Bonaventure students call (716-372-7455) or email our Education along with a number of students from area Coordinator, Ardyth Van Scoy at ardyth@ high schools. The students are challenged to combine high fashion with environmental For more information on this event please awareness. A Plenary Discussion Panel will April 21st visit place before the fashion show starting Friends of Good Music presents Madrigalia family-art-days.html at 6pm in the Loft, third floor of the Quick Now in its 41st concert season, Madrigalia, Center. The event is done in collaboration A Rochester-based vocal ensemble, delights with the celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, audiences of all ages with diverse choral April 22. repertoire spanning the centuries and

Check This Calender Weekly To Keep Up On Local Events!!

★ ★ ★ ★


2 3 7 5 6 8 9 2 7 9 4 8 9 6 2 7 8 1 2 5 4 2 3 4

To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square within the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 9-box square. Working with the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Good luck!

Last Week’s Puzzle:

9 7 6 8 3 4 2 1 5

3 2 8 9 5 1 4 7 6

5 4 1 6 7 2 9 8 3

2 1 4 3 8 6 7 5 9

8 9 7 1 2 5 6 3 4

6 3 5 4 9 7 8 2 1

1 5 9 2 4 8 3 6 7

4 6 2 7 1 3 5 9 8

7 8 3 5 6 9 1 4 2

Don’t miss out on a single issue! We’ll keep you in touch with all the news in and around Ellicottville!

SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM COST: $50.00 6 months, $85.00 1 year

If delivered inside the continental U.S.

$60.00 6 months, $95.00 1 year

If delivered to Canada ~ U.S. funds only

Please complete the following: Name: _________________________________________________________ Address:


______________________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________________________________ E-mail (optional): _______________________________________________

Mail this form, along with payment to: THE VILLAGER PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731

FOR RENT FOR RENT – Newly constructed home for Rent, High-end brand new ski house. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, wood burning fireplace. Sleeps 8 – 10 people, Only 2 miles from The Village. Call 716-378-4223 FOR RENT - 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath furnished home. Completely remodeled, hardwood floors, new kitchen.  All utilities included. $1500/mo. One year lease minimum, first and last plus security deposit required. 1.5 miles from Ellicottville.  Rent to own option. Call 716 864 7194.

House for Rent Monthly or Seasonally: 4 bedroom and 3 /12 bath house on quiet street. Fully furnished and equipped; a home away from home. No smoking and no pets. Rent plus utilities and security deposit. Call 716-699-4516 or 716-397-9527. For Rent in Ellicottville – 2 BR apartment with laundry room, long term or short-term, no smokers or pets. Furnished & Unfurnished Available. Please call – 649-6922

FOR RENT - 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath modern rustic house for rent. Sits on 6 acres with a creek running through the back of the property. Large front porch. 15 minutes from Ellicottville and 50 mins south of Buffalo. Washer & dryer included. $900/month (electric and propane not included). One month security deposit required. No pets or smokers. 8428 Rt. 16, Farmersville, NY 14737. Call Tom at 248-880-5760. FOR RENT - Furnished house for Summer Months. Call Phyllis. 716-938-6118

FOR RENT – Stone Cold Storage Unit. 52x36, Half Bath Office. Fully Insulated. Call 6994752 or cell – 474-6037.

EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Bartlett CC, Olean’s premier golf and dining facility is currently accepting applications for experienced “Front of the House” staff. If you are an experienced and enthusiastic service professional, then we encourage you to apply. Current opportunities include Waitstaff and Bartending positions. Apply within or email at:

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY - Selling Share in Local established Business. Contact: 716307-5657

WANTED FILL WANTED - 6787 Maples Road. Call 716 864 7194

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

SHETLERS GREEN HOUSE NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON. Annuals, perennials, shrubs, clematis, vegetable plants, herbs, hanging baskets, and lots of new stuff. Potting soil and mulch. At Johnnie Shetlers 9648 Rt. 242 Little Valley NY 14755. We will be Closed May 25th and on Sunday’s.

PUBLIC NOTICES BID NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Town of Ellicottville is requesting bids for processed gravel and limestone. Copies of specs and bids may be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office. Bids will be received at the Town Hall, PO Box 600, 1 W Washington St., Ellicottville, NY 14731 until 10:00am, May 2, 2017 at which time they will be opened. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. By order of the Town Board of the Town of Ellicottville PUBLIC NOTICE - The Regular Village Board meeting will be held on May 1st at 6pm at the Town and Village Hall, One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731

~ Obituary ~

Jason Alexander Calabrese ~1976-2017~ Jason was born October 3, 1976, in Cheektowaga N.Y., to Nicholas and Winnie Calabrese. Jason was a graduate of Ellicottville Central School. He is survived by his mother, Winnie Calabrese of Georgia; his children Alexander Traina of Ellicottville and Easton Calabrese of Georgia; his brother Nicholas (Rachel) Calabrese of Georgia; niece Madeline; nephews Nicholas and Maxwell. Jason Alexander Calabrese, Jason will be dearly missed 40, died unexpectedly on by all his friends, family April 12, 2017 and anyone who knew him.

Jason had a smile that would light up an entire room; he was a kind, companionate person. Jason loved being outdoors and was passionate about cooking. Jason loved animals and always said he felt like they understood him best. Jason had two young children that he loved so much. A memorial will be held at Carson’s Ashford House 9219 Route 219 on Sunday May 7th, and a funeral will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be made to the

Check Us Out on Facebook!



Email: Resume and writing samples to

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

April 20 - 26, 2017

Beat on the Street: If You Could Travel Anywhere in the World, All expenses Paid, Where Would You Go?

By Chad Neal This time of year many people are heading somewhere for vacation, including yours truly. The idea of getting away and enjoying a sanctuary where there is no boss or customers or any kind of workload is exciting and the relaxation included is a bonus. Most of the time vacationers wish they could extend their stay and keep the vacation lifestyle up for more than the planned time. Some people even actually move to their favorite vacation places. We’ve seen it here in Ellicottville (another great vacation destination). That is another reason many of the folks who read this that live in Ellicottville really love to get out of town and get treated like our visitors do here. Sun and fun, beach and booze and all that go with it are the vacations people take this time of year usually, to get a head start on the summer months and leave the cold and snow behind for a while. Although vacations are fun, coming home is part of it and a lot of people look forward to that as well. In all the places to go in the world the comfort of home is enchanting, but that grand old time away is fantastic and memorable. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go, why and for how long?

~ The Villager ~

Steve Winwood Live

Page 9

Seneca Allegany Casino Hosts Next Saturday, April 29

Named one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Singers of All Time, multi-Grammy Award winner Steve Winwood is ready to bring his musical talents to the Seneca Allegany Events Center. From his work with groups like Traffic, Blind Faith and The Spencer Davis Group, to his solo smash hits like “Higher Love” and “Roll With It,” Steve Winwood is a music legend.  Don’t

miss your chance to see him perform more than 40+ years of music at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino!    For more than five decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.  Beginning with Traffic and extending through such landmark solo albums as the Grammy Award winning ‘Back In The High Life’ and ‘Roll With It’,  Winwood has nurtured a restless creative spirit.   His solo career has yielded a rich catalog of popular songs including “Back In The High Life,” “When You See A Chance,” “Valerie,” and “Higher Love”. 

His most recent solo album, About Time, has continued that success, earning Winwood one of his highest Billboard chart entries. In addition to his many achievements as a solo artist, Winwood remains in high demand for special collaborations with other artists.   His distinctive Hammond organ has graced such classic fare as Jimi’s Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” as well as Miranda Lambert’s recent chart hit “Baggage Claim”. Winwood will take the stage at 7pm. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased at The Logo Shop, and all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone at 1-800745-3000.

Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. At The Ellicottville Memorial Library.

Kevin L.- Antarctica. To watch the penguin migration. For three months.

Burt L.- Greece or Ireland!! Mountain biking, the atmosphere, sights, the culture are absolutely interesting and breathtaking.

Oliver A.- The Great Pyramids for a month. Fascinating. Why were they situated in the exact center of the landmass of Caitlin P.- Normandy, the earth? How did they France...because D-Day. know how to calculate Heading there this this thousands of years summer for 10 days. ago?

Debi B.- I would go to Alaska to make sure my father’s living arrangements are acceptable as Adult Protection in NY and Alaska as well as anywhere else in the USA fail our elderly terribly.

Larry K.- Walt Disney World...forever.

FREE 7 Cu. Ft Poly Cart† with qualifying 100 series lawn tractor purchase


Features include automatic transmission, Edge™ Cutting System and 2-year/120hour bumper-to-bumper warranty5


$ (Retail value $199)

WE’RE PRO getting you more for less.



Features include AutoConnect™ Deck and D120 Loader PLUS 6-Year Powertrain Warranty4





Features include 4-wheel independent suspension, ergonomic operator station and versatile customization




Lakeland Equipment and Z&M Ag and Turf are now LandPro Equipment! ALEXANDER, NY ������������������ (585) 591-1670 AVON, NY ����������������������������(585) 226-9680 BROCKPORT, NY ������������������(585) 637-3700 CLYMER, NY ������������������������ (716) 355-4236 EDINBORO, PA ��������������������� (814) 734-1552 FALCONER, NY ��������������������� (716) 665-3110

HALL, NY ����������������������������� (585) 526-6325 MACEDON, NY �������������������� (585) 425-4428 NORTH CHILI, NY ���������������� (585) 594-3700 OAKFIELD, NY ��������������������� (585) 948-5261 SAVANNAH, NY��������������������(315) 365-2888 SPRINGVILLE, NY �����������������(716) 592-4058

Request a Quote

Visit LandProEquipment�com

(1) Offer ends 5/1/17. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial. Example: based on a purchase of $16,405 with 10% down payment, monthly payment of $168 at 0% APR for 84 months. Warranty limitations may apply. Tax not included. (2) Offer ends 5/1/17. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial. Example: based on a purchase of $1,499 with no down payment required, monthly payment of $37 at 9.9% APR with 2.5% minimum payments. Tax not included. (3) Offer ends 5/1/17. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial. Up to a 20% down payment may be required. Example: based on a purchase of $8,135 with $813.50 down payment, monthly payment of $96 at 3.9% APR for 84 months. Taxes, freight, set up and delivery charges could increase the monthly payment. Price and model availability vary by dealer. (4) Beginning 1/1/2016 all Compact Utility Tractors purchased new from an authorized John Deere Dealer come standard with a 6-year/2,000 hour (whichever comes first) Powertrain Warranty. See the Limited Warranty for New John Deere Turf & Utility Equipment at dealer for details. (5) Hour limitations apply and vary by model. See the limited warranty for new John Deere Commercial and Consumer equipment at for details. †Receive a free John Deere 7 CU. FT Poly Cart with a retail value of $199 with the purchase of a 100 Series Lawn Tractor. Offer ends 5/1/17, or while quantities last. Offer limited to one free John Deere 7 CU. FT Poly Cart per purchase. Offer not valid with any other retail discount and subject to availability. Taxes may be extra. Free John Deere 7 CU. FT Poly Cart must accompany any returns. See Dealer for details.

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 13th, 2017 : Ellicottville NY


froM tHE


EFD Easter Egg Hunt at The Village Park

Photos By John Thomas

Locals Appreciation

Located at Holiday Valley inside the Tamarack Club

Mondays - Thursdays April 17-20, April 24-27 May 1-4 ’

Come out and enjoy the beauty of Holiday Valley and reconnect with friends. Your only obligation is to show up, eat, drink, enjoy, and return! All Draft Beers - $3.00

Daily Drink and Wine Specials All Burgers $7.99

All Appetizers 1/2 Price

Get any Pitcher of Beer and any of our Delicious Pizzas for $20!! The Management and Staff of John Harvard’s would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of our patrons for the support during this past winter season!

716.699.5350 Open Daily at 11:00 am

Great Entrees • Gourmet Pizza • Brew House Beer

Ellicottville’s Weekly Newspaper Online: Ellicottville’s Weekly Newspaper Online:

The villager ellicottville april 20 26, 2017 volume 12 issue 17  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you