Page 1

WHAT’S SHAKIN’ IN EVL:.......PAGE 6 April 5 - 11, 2018

Volume 13 ~ Issue 15

A FREE Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

Visit our website at:


Cattaraugus County’s Community Newspaper

Music Notes

Leadership Scholarships

EBC Food and Beer Pairing

Olean Women to Partake in Leadership Cattaraugus Training

Pairing Dinner Celebrates Spring Flavors

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ COBRA CON Friday, April 6th, 10PM DJ SWIFT Saturday, April 7th , 10PM

Story By John Thomas; Staff Writer

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

OZONE RANGERS Friday, April 6th, 7PM

JEFF FETTERMAN BAND Saturday, April 7th, 6PM

Brittany Thierman is one of the scholarship participants and is the Owner and Director of the Neighborhood School of Dance. As Director, Thierman has not only taught her students dance, but has encouraged and led them in volunteering at the Genesis House and Absolut Care, as well as participating in a number of community events.


7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 BRIAN RICHARDS

Friday, April 20th, 7PM

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 RTUNES

by John Thomas

Leaders are made not born. Although many people are born with leadership capabilities, without development, they may never flourish. With the right combination of mentors, networking, and experience, raw talent can be honed

into excellence. Two women from Olean have earned partial scholarships to the Leadership Cattaraugus Program. The organization sponsors an active, immersive learning experience for business professionals in all See “LEAD” Page 7

When people talk about a food pairing dinner, most folks assume the accompanying libation will be wine. But when you talk to Matt Holtz, Assistant Manager at EBC, he’ll tell you pairing food with beer offers a greater variety of taste combinations. On April 14th EBC will be offering its first beer – food pairing dinner in some time. The event will start at 6pm, and be held in the brewery itself, with various stations set up providing the food item and its matching beer. Mr. Holtz explains when you

match beer with food there are a huge variety of hops that can be used in beer as opposed to a single type of grape in wine. “There are more ingredients in beer,” Holtz says, giving the brew a wider range of subtle flavors. That subtlety can help match a beer with even the most delicate French sauces. Beyond that, a fire roasted beer where the hops are toasted - can pair beautifully with grilled food. Or a bitter beer, say an IPA, can bring out the fire in spicy food. Holtz also points out; food can be matched for strength. “You wouldn’t want to See “BEER” Page 7

HV Driving Range Open

Odyssey of the Mind Update

Front 9 of Double Black Diamond Slated to Open April 13

Ellicottville Central School Odyssey Teams Prepare for States

Thursday, April 5th, 8PM

JOE QUICK Friday, April 6th, 9PM

WEST Saturday, April 7th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, April 11th, 8PM

By Nicholas Pircio 28 Monroe Street ~ 699-ALES


They may have had a week off from school, but some Ellicottville students could be found at the Ellicottville Central School building

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Friends of Allegany State Park... Page 5 I Love My Park Day, Clean Up Scheduled May 5

this week getting set for a statelevel competition this weekend in Binghamton. The students are members of two Odyssey of the Mind teams practicing their skills in preparation for the Saturday event. They’ve been at it most of the school year, and will join other Odyssey teams from area schools advancing from the regional competition held March 24th at Allegany-Limestone Middle/High School. See “ODYSSEY” Page 7

By Brooke Spaizcher After speaking with Steve Carney, Holiday Valley’s golf professional, things are looking great to kick off the 2018 golf season. The driving range will be open beginning this week, Wednesday, April 4th, from eight in the morning to dark. This schedule is planned to continue through the summer months, weather permitting. Holiday Valley hopes to have the front nine of the

CCAC 20th Anniversary Support the Arts at a 1920’s Party in Olean

The Friends of Allegany State Park will host volunteers at Allegany State Park as part of more than 100 cleanups, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 5. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. Volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. Volunteers will celebrate New York’s state park system by cleaning up....

Great Valley Bicentennial... Page 3 2018 Marks Great Valley Bicentennial

2018 marks Great Valley’s Bicentennial celebration. Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will....

Ski Resort Updates... Page 4 Updates From Holiday Valley

golf course open April 13th. “We are hoping to be fully operational and have the back nine open as soon as possible,” Carney mentions. In the meantime, be sure to check out the golf shop that is being stocked as we speak! The golf shop is in the same building as the Mountain Shop, in the winter months. Head down the stairs between John Harvard’s and the Main Lodge, you will find it on the left at the bottom of the stairs.

Olean Home Show

Shop, Compare & Save for 3 Days Next Weekend

Friday, April 13th, the schedule includes Wine and Food Pairings by Vic Vena of Allen’s Wine & Liquor Store.

2018 is the 20th anniversary for the Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) so a 1920s-themed Celebration of the Arts Party at the Bartlett Country Club is the perfect kick-off to our 20th year. Join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018 to personally support the art of the Southern Tier at CCAC’s largest annual fundraiser. The event is sure to be the “Bees Knees” [1920s slang for “the best”]. Join the party all “dolled up” in your “glad rags” as your best Gatsby guy and gal, or gangster Bonnie & Clyde and “get your wiggle on” for a cocktail party with a band where all “floorflushers” are welcome

OLEAN – With less than a week before this year’s Home Show, staff at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are putting the final touches on another successful event! The Home Show, sponsored by the Chamber and its fifty-four corporate sponsors, is scheduled from Friday, April 13th, through Sunday, April 15th at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, 551 East State Street in Olean, across from Bradner’s Stadium.  Show hours will be Friday, 5-9pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, 10am-4pm.   The home show committee will once again dedicate show space to bring demonstrations, seminars back on the show floor. Friday, April 13th, the schedule includes: WINE FOOD and PAIRINGS by Vic Vena of Allen’s Wine & Liquor Store.  Vic Vena will lay out

See “CCAC” Page 7

See “SHOW” Page 5

Ellicottville Girl’s Getaway Weekend : June 1st -3rd, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

Page 2 ~ The Villager ~ April 5 - 11, 2018

Publisher’s Word “FORE”




Affordable, furnished & equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 bath getaway spot just 2 miles from the village! MLS#B1021423…$137,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

Sunsets await in this 3,700 sq. ft. chalet. The utmost attention to detail, 2 master suites, dynamite kitchen/ living/dining, exp. deck w/ HT! MLS#B1056902…$897,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Move right in to this furn. mid-lvl end unit townhouse in desirable HoliMont location, with 4 bdrms, 2 baths, fireplace, priced to move! MLS#B1070281…$239,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Location & style; stunning interior, 3 + levels of spacious interior that allows the ski buyer room for entertaining. Ski in/out at HoliMont. MLS#B1068504…$695,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

2 building lots, each w/slope views, municipal services & easy walk to the village shops/dining. MLS#B1097021/ B1096468…$125,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Live affordably in this spacious TH w/3 BR/ 3.5 baths, partially finished basement, hot tub, just a short walk to town & no association fees. MLS#B1005630…$275,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Patience, they say, is a virtue…I just saw a robin sitting in our driveway, and I can tell you one thing – he

did not look very happy. It’s a darn good thing we like winter around here because Mother Nature can’t seem to decide what she wants to do! Worry not my fellow Ellicottville fans, this truly is a versatile land. These next few weeks are when you can pack up your skis and clubs at the same time and get ready for a full weekend! If you’ve been patiently waiting for the area golf courses to open up, know the practice range at HV is open, and Pro Steve Carney

anticipates the opening of the front nine April 13. So, once again this year, with a little (?) effort, you will be able to swing a club in the morning and do some serious spring schussing in the afternoon! Not bad, not bad… So dear readers, this weekend you can have it your own way – ski a little, relax a little, maybe even work on your slice a little! Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed an awesome experience! Until next week… JZ

Happy Birthday

Danna Scharf ... April 8 • Rochelle Dunkleman ... April 8 Tim Burns ... April 9 • Steve Gustafson .... April 10 Tammy Lockwood .... April 15 • Brian Welka .... April 15 Jeff Perks .... April 15 • Mark Lockwood .... April 15 Carl Vahl .... April 15 • Heather Sullivan .... April 17 Jason Nett .... April 17

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Enjoy the slope view from this clean 2 BR/ 2 BA townhouse in a popular subdivision that is an easy walk to the slopes or village. MLS#B1097296…$225,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Mins from everything, updated chalet offers 3 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen, woodstove, quiet country road, with 2 car garage & pond. MLS#B1098113…$279,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Lovingly maintained & fully furn. this 3 bdr/3 bath chalet is less than 2 miles from HV and close to State Land. Quick drive to the village! MLS#B487852…$329,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




3 commercial spaces, main, upper and lower. In the historical heart of bustling E’ville. Will finish to suit. MLS#B1095589, B1096306, B1096307…Starting at $2,000/mo. Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

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



Walk to the Clubhouse & HoliMont Ski Lifts or stroll to the Village from this “Ski Central” Location!! MLS#B1083654…$355,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173 SLOPE SIDE CONVENIENCE!

Nearly 2 acres, cleared land, lots of frontage. 3 minutes from the village of Ellicottville. Start building today! MLS#B1101955…$65,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Owner has reduced the price! Let a tenant help pay your mortgage. Home includes a two-bedroom upper apartment, and pleasant yard. MLS#B489374…$95,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Tastefully updated one-bdrm condo with new gas fireplace, easy access to slopes, tennis courts, golf course, trials – at a price you will love! MLS#B1064683…$82,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Mostly wooded parcel on the north edge of town, just minutes from everything, secluded country location to build or just enjoy. MLS#B1096918…$235,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Commanding views, ski in/out, best lot at WestMont Ridge! Easy building, low site costs! MLS#B488793…$227,900 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 to be built chalet on 5 ac! MLS#B1029481…$369,999 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Tucked in the woods with a gated driveway & heated garage this impeccable 2+ bedroom cottage offer trails, a pond & serenity! MLS#B1043428…$249,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

Perfect for year-round or ski families, almost 2 acres, 5 BR, 4 BA, gas fireplace, separate studio plus barn, huge deck and yard. MLS#B505616…$399,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Glen Burn Trail’s newest units. This is a 3 bdr/2.1 bath middle unit. Open layout & walking distance to village! Buy now & pick your finishes! MLS#B1065430…$239,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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. For Pick up just call Sherman at 716-912-8306. Collected this week 1,266 - Year to date 15,470

EVL Fire Dept. Easter Egg Hunt We had 109 kids participate. We had 2000 plastic eggs filled with toys and candy that we get from a company that supports disabled adults. Winners of the age group prizes were 4- under: Quinn Kell, Gabriel Dunkleman, Logan Grover. 5-8: AJ Rogan, Liam Brown, Harrison Cornelius. 9 and up: Mackenzie Rogan, Zoe Buthly, Isabel Colburn. Door Prizes: Aryan Rohwer, Makenzy Brough, Cameron Riley, David Bryant.

Catt. County Museum Biding Farewell to Randolph Mammoth April 21

In May of 1934, workers using a power scraper to dig a pond at the state fish hatchery near Randolph made a startling discovery. They unearthed what was later identified as the skull and tusks of a Columbian mammoth; a particularly rare find for our region. In the days that followed, much excitement was generated in the area as locals flocked to the dig site to witness the excavation. Soon, however, the Randolph Mammoth was

crated and shipped to Albany, where it would spend several decades on display at the State Museum. After years of waiting, the Cattaraugus County Museum was thrilled to host the Randolph Mammoth when it finally returned to Cattaraugus County in July 2016, on loan from the State Museum. Time is running out, however, for anyone who has yet to visit the museum and see this exhibit. The Randolph Mammoth will move on to its next location at the end of April. In order to allow as many people as possible to see the mammoth before it departs, the Cattaraugus County Museum will host a “Farewell to the Randolph Mammoth” event on Saturday, April

21. The museum will be open from noon-4pm, and at 1pm there will be a talk given by Dr. Robert Feranec, the Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the New York State Museum. The talk will focus on the history and scientific significance of the Randolph Mammoth specimen. If you have yet to see the mammoth, or just want to see it again before it moves on, please join us. The Cattaraugus County Museum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16 in Machias. Our regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call us at (716) 3538200 with any questions, or visit our website at www.

Spring Sportsman Show

Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Sportsman Show April 14 & 15

Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen’s Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods, and fishing tackle. A national instant criminal background check will be completed prior to all firearm sales. Cattaraugus County Pistol Clerk will be available for your convenience. Refreshments available, armed security and plenty of parking. Over 150 vendor tables are expected. For more information on this event please visit

Town and Village Discussion

The Town and Village of Ellicottville invite you to participate in a discussion about Smart Growth. Please fill out our short survey that can be found at the Town and Village website, Facebook or on the Chamber of Commerce site. Last meeting to be held: Saturday, April 14th at 10am – Town Center

Ellicottville Girl’s Getaway Weekend : June 1st -3rd, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

e e e o g g !

Tri-County Trout Derby 2018 Derby April 14th and 15th



e e

Z The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 14 and 15. All New York State fishing regulations must be followed.  Register online at the Arcade Chamber’s website.  There is also a printable application available online or at the Chamber’s office.  The Tri-County Trout Derby is Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15    Fishing will be from 6:30am-7pm on

older must be the holder of a valid New York State fishing license. Derby registration must be completed and fees paid prior to fishing in this derby.  Eligible Fish SpeciesTagged Rainbow trout  Registration and Entry Fees- All registrations are to be completed and signed by participants. Adult Entry fee is $20 prior to March 16 and $30 for registrants after March 16. Child registration fee is $20 no matter the date of registration.  Fishing locations and Saturday and 6:30am-5pm techniques- Eligible fish on Sunday.  There will be a must be caught in the nine Derby Headquarters located mile area between the corner at the Arcade Fire Department of Rt 98 and East Arcade (145 North St. Arcade, NY).  Road (Old Cattaraugus Road) It opens at 5am both days in Arcade and 200 yards south of Derby and offers Derby of the bridge on Savage Road info, registration packets not in Chaffee. The starting and picked up early, 1 of 2 official ending points will be marked check points, prize money for by signs.  All fish must be fish, food and drinks, bait, caught using a fishing rod and 50/50 tickets, Community reel.  Live bait or artificial Fish tickets, apparel, raffles, bait is eligible.  Only tagged and more! fish will be eligible and all Eligibility- All men, fish must be turned in alive. women, and children are For more information on eligible regardless of age. this event please visit http:// All entrants aged 16 and

April 5 - 11, 2018 ~ The Villager ~ Page 3 “My Listings Turn To SOLD!”

28 Years Of Local Real Estate Knowledge

DAVID A. BLANCHARD, GRI, ASSOC. BROKER Office: 716/699-3941 SELL: 716/474-7024

6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY




















Check out all my listings at Join Us For

Martini Club

Friday 5:00-7:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Martinis $6.50 (and up) with Complimentary Appetizers @ 6pm

Signs of Spring Evening Walk Evening Walk at Allegany State Park April 10

Spring is here! Time to get over the winter blues, and get outside! Join a park naturalist for a “Signs of Spring Evening Walk” explaining Allegany State Park’s blossoming spring critters on April 10, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Participants will be treated to some early signs of spring that may include the display flight of the American Woodcock, chorusing amphibians, newly emerged spring plants and much more.

This free event starts at Site 53, Quaker Beach Road near the gate at the osprey platform. Participants should dress for the weather; bring a flash light or head lamp, camera, and a sense of adventure. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees

more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs and over $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit

Open Fridays and Saturdays

Choose a four course meal from our date night menu including 2 glasses of wine!


Great Valley Bicentennial 2018 Marks Great Valley Bicentennial

2018 marks Great Valley’s Bicentennial celebration. Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will take place throughout the year: The Town Birthday Party will take place April 15, from 3-5pm. It will include a presentation of Pioneer Certificates and a tour of the Evergreen Tea Room, in the former Plank Rd. House. Call for appointment or tours will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The Great Gatsby Costume Part will take place May 19, from 6-10pm. The BYOB event includes a live 3 piece band. Punch and light snacks provided curtesy of sponsor and hostess Gail Archer. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call Gail Archer at (716) 258-0099 to reserve your spot. Heritage Day: Kill Buck: will take place June 2 to coordinate with Heritage Day at Seneca Iroquois National Museum.

Vintage Aircraft Fly-In will take place June 29-July 1. Private plane owners and all visitors are welcome to fly in, view the antique car show, view Veterans Displays, and take part in remembering the Good Ol’ Days of Great Valley, NY. Vintage Aircrafts will be on hand to provide visitors and enthusiasts an opportunity to witness the evolution of aviation and a glimpse of early transportation our forebearers would have been familiar with. It is expected that aircrafts from the 1920’s-50’s will be represented, along with more modern types. The event is offering incentives for early arrival of Vintage Planes on Friday night (June 29th) including a Sock Hop at Katy’s FlyIn Restaurant, which is right across the street from the Airport. The Bicentennial committee has also secured funds to help offset the cost of fuel for aircrafts traveling

great distances. Awards will be presented on Saturday, in several categories, including: People’s Choice, Greatest Distance flown to the event, and oldest aircraft. Overnight accommodations and attractions in the area can be found at Great Valley Airport (N56) is located 43.4 nm South of the Buffalo VOR (BUF), 21.1 nm East of Jamestown VOR (JHW), and 25.2 nm North of Bradford VOR (BFD). The airport boasts a beautifully maintained 3,800’ x 90’ grass runway (24/6), with an elevation of 1,450’ MSL. Communication frequency is 122.9. For more details, please contact: Paul Carmichael at Old Home Days Community Celebration Day will take place July 21 including Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank, Fireworks, Parade, Street Dance, Food Vendors. Sponsored by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Farming Then and Now present old fashioned contests sponsored by Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and will take place July 22 at Snow Brook Farms, 5346 Snow Brook Rd., Great Valley. Hosted by Dan and Marcy Brown and Jim Brennan family. Display of old and antique farm equipment, implements and tools. A tour of a robotic milking operation.

Local Writers Wanted: E-mail

EVL Cheese Company Closing April 14th, 2018 The EVL Cheese Company is closing it’s doors on April 14th, so stop in to get all of your cheesy goodies.

Thank you Ellicottville, NY for supporting us for the past 5 years! “That’s a lot of Cheese” •

5 East Washington Street • Open 10 -5 Daily • 716-699-1065

Let our expertise be the answer to your flooring needs


Contact us for your exclusive experience Including home consultation and private showroom viewing Proudly featuring Luxury Mohawk Carpeting

Burke Contracting, LLC CUSTOM HOME BUILDER! • Additions Renovations • All Phases of Carpentry

Check Out Our Updated Website at:


P.O. P.O. Box Box 326, 326, Ellicottville, Ellicottville, NY NY 14731 14731 •• •• 716-378-4223 716-378-4223

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 12th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

Page 4 ~ The Villager ~ April 5 - 11, 2018

Double Black Diamond ... The Locals’ Course of Choice

Holiday Valley Update Let’s Talk Golf Fore a Minute

10% off 2018 full golf memberships when purchased by March 15. 716.699.2345 Ellicottville NY

Lots Available Across From HoliMont! 1 Mile from the Slopes Panoramic Views of the Slopes 1 Mile from HoliMont/Ellicottville Lots starting at $39,000 New Builds starting at $389,000

Burke Contracting, LLC P.O. Box 326, Ellicottville, NY 14731 • Building, Renovation, and Roofing for OVER 20 YEARS!

Fully Insured!


Dana’s Heating & Plumbing Heating & Electrical

Dana Ukolowicz • Owner • 716 - 801 - 5420

$60 Air Conditioning Tune Up!

By Brooke Szpaicher The sunny skies are making many of us excited for the spring and summer months ahead. Holiday Valley has so much to offer in the summer, one being our Double Black Diamond Gold Course. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jerry Martin, Holiday Valley’s golf course superintendent. Jerry has been the golf superintendent at Holiday Valley for four years but has been in the business more than forty years! (BES): For those who may not know you, can you give us a little insight? (JM): My father was a golf superintendent, so I learned golf at early age, around thirteen. I was involved competitively and socially. I believe that golf is the greatest game ever. Knowing the game has let me understand what a rookie golfer or professional golfer need and want when they are on the course.

(BES): What exactly does a golf superintendent do? (JM): I have a crew of about eleven or twelve that help to maintain the course, mowing, raking, cutting. Holiday Valley is a big place. I’m sitting at my desk now and the number five green is about a mile away, that is a lot of real estate. We have equipment for specific tasks: green mowing, tee collars, fairway and rough mowing. We are all equally important, I take pride in my crew! The job can be redundant, but there is a routine to follow to keep course maintenance. (BES): Do you have to prepare in the winter months? (JM): I keep busy yearround. During the winter I must plan for the upcoming season and get all the equipment prepped so it is ready to go! (BES): What are challenges you may face in your position? (JM): Well, let’s start with nothing is ever too good or

good enough. Perfection doesn’t happen with mother nature. We hope to break even; mother nature can play a crucial role. The weather can change in an instant and we may have to switch gears in a moment’s notice. You must remember; our golf course is unique because it is half comprised of the ski slopes we ski on in the winter. Going into a new season we may face turf damage or various damages all depending on the snow and ice from the winter season. When we have thaws, like we did in February, more challenges can arise. It’s quite amazing anything comes out alive sometimes. Chatting with Jerry was such a please, talk about a guy that is so proud of his work. You could hear the excitement in his voice to be heading into the golf season. For more information on golf at Holiday Valley, visit our website www.holidayvalley. com or call 716.699.2345


Optimize Your Health With Digestive Enzymes

Located at Holiday Valley inside the Tamarack Club

Best Views in Town


Open Daily at 11:00 am

Great Entrees • Gourmet Pizza • Brew House Beer

By Lilian D. Dirito, C.N.H.P. Certified Natural Health Professional Holistic Wellness & Essential Oils Coach

What do enzymes do? According to the National Institutes of Health: Enzymes are needed for all body functions. They are found in every organ and cell in the body, including in the: Blood, Intestinal fluids, Mouth (saliva), Stomach (gastric juice) (1) In this article, we talk specifically about digestive enzymes, which enable food’s incredible journey through the body—giving us strength and energy to recharge and live a healthy life. Digestive enzymes act as catalysts as they break down food and make it possible for the body to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. Although the digestive system is a powerful one, it’s also very delicate. Many fruits and vegetables contain digestive enzymes. These enzymes are also beneficial for breaking

down proteins and meats. As discussed in Finding Health with Digestive Enzymes today’s diet lacks many of the food-derived digestive enzymes the body needs. This is because cooking, freezing, processing, canning and other food preparation methods kill or significantly deteriorate the strength of food enzymes. This is how digestion works: Once food is broken down, it passes through the small intestine where the body separates the nutrients from the waste. This digestive process starts in the mouth by chewing and swallowing of food. The salivary glands produce an enzyme that begins digesting the carbohydrates from food into smaller molecules. Swallowed food travels down the esophagus and into the stomach. The stomach has three jobs: storing swallowed food and liquid, breaking down the food and liquid and mixing it with digestive juices; and emptying the contents into the small intestine. Once in the small intestines, the nutrients are absorbed and transported to the body. Anything that can’t be absorbed goes into the colon as waste matter.  The food stays in the stomach for two to four hours, carbohydrates stay for the least time and protein and fats stay longer. The liver, pancreas and  gallbladder are also important in the production of enzymes and bile to breakdown proteins

and fats. When looking for a digestive enzyme support make sure it contains a few important enzymes. First, Betaine HCI (Hydrochloric Acid) to properly digest proteins and also help the absorption of some important minerals like calcium and iron.  The next enzyme is Lipase, it is produced in the pancreas to assist in the digestion of fats and oils. The lack of lipase may cause malabsorption. Next is Alpha amylase, this enzyme helps in the break down of carbohydrates and starches. Pancreatin is produced in the pancreas to digest proteins, carbohydrates and fat. Papain is a protein-digesting enzyme obtained from unripe papaya leaves, it  is a very powerful proteolytic enzyme that is able to breakdown 35 times its volume in animal proteins. It helps in reducing swelling and painful pressure on the nerves. I love papaya!!! Pepsin is an enzyme that assists the digestion of proteins in the acidic environment of the stomach. Pepsin converts protein into short chains of amino acids. As you can see all these enzymes are very important in the digestive process. From 25 years old we need this support as we produce less and less enzymes as we grow older.  In many cases, the small intestine suffers from toxic See “HEALTH” page 6

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 12th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

April 5 - 11, 2018 ~ The Villager ~ Page 5

Friends of Allegany State Park I Love My Park Day, Clean Up Scheduled May 5

The Friends of Allegany State Park will host volunteers at Allegany State Park as part of more than 100 cleanups, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 5. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. Volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. Volunteers will celebrate New York’s state park system by cleaning up park lands and beaches, planting trees and gardens, restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects. I Love My Park Day is coordinated at the statewide level by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). Friends groups and park staff will oversee cleanup, improvement and beautification projects and work with volunteers. This event will be held on the Quaker side of the park and is the fourth year the Friends of Allegany State Park have hosted the event

in cooperation with Allegany State Park management and PTNY. New York State is a leader in parks and conservation because of a long history of stewardship and generosity of private citizens. Friends groups and volunteers are more important than ever to keep parks beautiful, clean, and welcoming for all to visit and enjoy. Volunteer participation in a cleanup day will help enhance these important places during lean budget times and show elected leaders that there is strong public support for our park system. Sponsors of this year’s ILMPD event include J-Con Parks, the Park Concessionaire, Stage Light & Heating, New Harbor Financial Management Corp., Carol Jackson, Friend of Allegany Member and Karla Johnston. Those interested in volunteering in the project at Allegany State Park can register to volunteer by visiting or by calling Sandy Boczar, ILMPD Chairperson at 716432-6964. The Friends of Allegany State Park is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to work with the state of New York to promote, preserve, and maintain Allegany State Park. The park has been enjoyed by people of all ages

for almost 100 years. The Friends pursue this mission by serving as ambassadors and advocates for the park and the wider community. This is accomplished by recruiting friends and volunteers and by developing corporate and community partners. The Friends strive to network with the talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm that is needed to keep the park relevant and vital. The Friends will strive to preserve, maintain, and interpret the historic character and natural beauty of the park. Please see our Facebook page for event details or visit our website at for information about joining our team! Parks & Trails New York is the leading statewide organization working to preserve and enhance a network of parks, trails and greenways for all New Yorkers for generations to come. Since 1985, our influential reports and advocacy efforts have been critical to keeping parks and historic sites open and protecting New York’s natural, recreational, cultural and historical resources. For more information, visit www. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. A recent study by Parks & Trails New York found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-4740456 or visit www.nysparks. com, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Seasonal Felted Décor

30+ Years Experience

New Services Offered

l c EVL Auto Care has a tow truck. Call them 24/7 for towing out of ditches, other towing, jumpstarts, locked doors, and flat tires. 716-699-2327



Broker • Owner (716) 307-1417


Ellen Fenton

Office: (716) 373-1670 39 Mill Street, Suite F Ellicottville, NY 14731

Deb Sartori

R.E. Salesperson 716-474-5455

R.E. Salesperson (716) 244-8933

Tina Dillon



Lic. Real Estate Sales Assoc.


Cell: 716.474.5646

2017 #1 Agent in Ellicottville & Cattaraugus County Email:


Adult Coloring

39 Mill Street, Ste F PO Box 1057 Ellicottville, NY 14731

“Do you have the right insurance at the right price? Let’s check!”

This class will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 6 to 8 pm. There will be time to make several felted ornaments, animals, pins, etc. Class size is limited and is available for adults and children over age 10. Please call the library at 699-2842 to register.

Farm; Saturday. Make and Take Spring   WBRR-FM – GARDEN Flowers from Scarlet Lily, PARTY DAYSUNDAY -- A Cont. From Cover Design a Spring floral mug Plant Giveaway for the first arrangement for your home 100 customers into the show his guide to food and wine or Office, $10 Per Ticket. courtesy of Miller’s Farm pairing at the home show. Sunday will wrap up with a Market; cooking with herbs When appropriately paired, talk on HERBS – cooking, class; gardening hands on wine and food have the ability eating, and the many uses of workshop -- all Sunday!   The Cattaraugus County to enhance each other’s herbs by Canticle Farm. e flavors, making them more   Each day of the show, the Health Department will e pronounced, and render the day is sponsored by a local be hosting their Water t entire taste experience a more radio station.  WMXO-FM, Tasting Test in the lobby e satisfying and enjoyable one. The Mix 101.5 - FRIDAY on Saturday during the o   Saturday, April 14th, enjoy NIGHT WINE / BREW Home Show.  Attendees can d the following seminars:  How WALK -- Enjoy tastes from sample and vote for the best f to create eco friendly laundry NYS wineries, Brooklyn tasting municipal water in e soap, Brewery, Samuel Adams, Cattaraugus County. Canticle Farms.  Brewing   Each year, the home show There is a charge of $8 to Ellicottville , attend and make/take the Company, Southern Tier has a show theme and show s soap. How to create a no Brewing Company and even colors.  This year, the theme s sew blanket, Olean Senior our very own Four Mile is ‘Renovation Destination’ y Center; What’s in Your Water Brewing Co.   Show goers with a teal, tan and yellow s – Resident Water Testing of age receive one free taste color scheme.  These factors e with Kellner, LLC; and ticket.  Additional taste tickets play a part in the judging f presentation from the Better will be available for purchase. criteria. . Business Bureau.   WPIG-FM - EVERY   The food concession will e  Also, Saturday, enjoy a :30 MINUTES RAFFLES be the Randy’s Up the River , Make and Take from Old SATURDAY -- In addition offering grilled chicken salad, n Farm Charm.  Please join us to the show grand prize, the pulled pork sandwiches, e at Home Show in making home show will be giving hillbilly hash, hotdogs, and a your very own wooden away gift certificates from more.  An admission to the l sign for your home. Angela the home show vendors show is $4 adults, $3 students/ s Honeck from Old Farm every 30 minutes just for seniors, and only for children s Charm will be guiding us those who attend Saturday!  16 and under are FREE.  . through the process.  You will ALSO, Pepsi Bottling Co. For more information on g choose from one of two signs of Jamestown will also be the show, please contact the e and will be $35. giving away samples of their Greater Olean Area Chamber n  Sunday, April 15th, the newly released MOUNTAIN of Commerce at 372-4433 or e schedule includes: Create DEW ICE to the first 200 email at member@oleanny. e Mason Jar Salads, Canticle people through the doors on com. e s f e y (NEW TIME) come join Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress free, creative break in your e day! Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Ellicottville Library. Free program, all d supplies provided. Bring Out Your Inner Child!!! e s






Looking to build your next home? 5 Move right into this furn. 3 bd, 2 ba TH acre wood parcel north of the Village. w/ fp, deck, ski storage, slope views.


Renovated 3 bdrm, 1 ba home w/ eat-in kitchen, stone gas fp, parking.



5+ bdrm, 2-1/2 ba w/ fam rm, det garage/workshop on almost 5 acres.



Maintained & furn. 4 bd, 2 ba TH w/ fp, deck, ski storage, steps to slopes.



Spacious 5+ bdrm, 2-1/2 ba home w/ fp, large fam rm, att garage.


34 Washington St. • 716-699-4695 •

H o m e Happ e n s H e re !

Jennifer Glatz

Linda Welch

Tina Dillon

Sandy Goode

East Otto 5 bdrm/3 ba cottage. Cozy w/attention to detail, with landscaping. Quonset hut on sep. 1.3 acs for storage!


Ellicottville Wded lot located close to E’ville. Room to build your dream home or second home. Scenic views of woods.


Andree McRae

Rick Jackson

Ron Welch

Ellicottville 4 bdrm, 3 ba year round all season home w/ Incredible views of the slopes and wrap around deck!


Ellicottville Walk to E’ville from this 5 bd, 3 ba! Looking for year round or a vacation home, this is the ideal place to be.


Maggie Young

Brianne Labelle

Donna Muscarella

Ellicottville Sunset slope views & WestMont area at HM, upgraded 3 bd, 2 ba end unit. Retractable awning over back deck!


Humphrey 5 bedroom, 2 bath on 12+ mostly wooded acres. only 10 miles to the slopes and golf course in Ellicottville!


Ellicottville Girl’s Getaway Weekend : June 1st -3rd, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

Page 6 ~ The Villager ~ April 5 - 11, 2018

Don’t hide your legs!

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

By MouthSayTongue

Mud season is in full swing although we still have two more weeks of skiing and you’ll notice some of the Book Consultation & local restaurants are closing Procedure by April 30 a couple days a week or and receive *FREE taking a little vacation. Sclerotherapy Treatment There’s still plenty of music for Spider Veins! to be had as we enjoy this *$350 Value for FREE little lull between seasons. Thursday night The Gin Please mention this ad when you book your appointment Mill will have RTunes from 8-11pm playing an acoustic set of cover oldies. There’s always 26 draughts available and the latest kitchen opened till 11pm weeknights. FRIDAY Do you experience discomfort, leg pain or swelling? Balloons will kick things off with The Ozone Rangers from 7-10:30. These guys have been entertaining locals since 1979 and they do a rousing set of classic rock, country and ZZ Top covers. Dj XCite will follow in the sound booth with a little dance gumbo till 2am. The Gin Mill picks up at 9-12am with Joe Quick. He • MINIMALLY INVASIVE • FAST & MILD RECOVERY

Do you have varicose veins?


Of Ellicottville

Regions Only Board Certified Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgeon Specializing In Venous Disease.



FREE Vein Screening by Appointment 4 Convenient Locations:

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


Cont. From Page 4 build-up, diminishing the effectiveness of nutrient absorption. Finding a natural colon detoxifier can help recharge your digestive system and relieve it from harmful build-up. When the digestive tract lacks necessary digestive enzymes and harbors toxic build-up, the abdomen feels

plays country originals and covers and has an EP out that you may be able to purchase. Don’t forget those 26 drafts and the kitchen is open till midnight on the weekends. Madigans will have Dj Cobra Con in the sound booth from 10-2am layin down some funk for your crunk. There’s foosball and pool tables available and the bar staff is always ready to slosh up some of those pastel colored foo foo drinks that make for a delightful hangover. SATURDAY We’re back at Balloons from 6-9:30pm with the Jeff Fetterman Band. This Erie based group plays blues based originals and covers and played at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis last year. I Believe they have CD’s available also. Dj Kage will follow in the sound booth slingin some soul sauce to grease your glide. The Gin Mil is back at

it with West from 9-12am. These guys do classic rock covers and get everybody up and dancing. 26 ice cold drafts to wash down your ski day and the latest kitchen in E’ville. We close it out at Madigans with Dj TSwift from 102am. He’ll put a little funk in the trunk for your dancing enjoyment. Monday night is wing night at Balloons from 4-10pm. 25-cent wings and lot’s of draft beer with big screen TV’s to watch sports on. Of course Wednesdays brings the oldest tradition in E’ville, Wagner, Winston and wings from 8-10pm. 30+ years of cheep wings, cold beer and some good old music. Think wildflowers and spring hikes and warm sunny days and we’ll get through mud season before you know it and remember, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC.!!!!!!!!!!

uncomfortable, stressed and bloated. If you suffer from occasional digestive disturbances, consider what your are eating. White flours, pastries, sugar in all forms, cheese and dairy in general can be the cause of these ailments. Check your diet and support your body with digestive enzymes. The contents of this article are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your

physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, dietary supplement, exercise, or other health program. We disclaim any liability if the reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another. Resources:1. http:// w w w. n l m . n i h . g o v / medlineplus/ency/ article/002353.htm, Nature’s Sunshine Blog, The Hart Herballure Inc.

~ Obituaries ~ Barbara M. Halloran

HALLORAN - BARBARA M. (nee Stone) February 9, 2018. Beloved wife of the late James Halloran and Richard

Hurlburt; devoted mother of Shirley (Scott) Roberts, Karen (Dale) Bossert, Nancy (Ernest) Stoltenberg, Debbie (Steven) Myers and seven step-children; loving grandmother of Jason (Becky), Nicholas (Leanne) Bossert, Laura, Natalie Roberts, Cody (Alexandria), McKayla Stoltenberg, Jenny and Julie Myers and seven great-grandchildren; sister of Helen Halloran and Jean Moncrief; also survived by nieces, nephews and step-grand and great-

grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 20th at the Clarence Church of Christ at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Ellicottville, NY on April 21st at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy or Clarence Church of Christ. Arrangements by AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. (716) 8366500. Share condolences at

Kay C. Kent ~ 1933 - 2018 GREAT VALLEY, NY - Kay C. Kent, 84, of Great Valley passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home. He was born on November 1, 1933 the son of the late Howard and Phyllis (Reynolds) Kent. Mr. Kent was a lifelong dairy farmer, operating his family farm, Level Acres, in Great Valley for many years.  He was a member of numerous agricultural groups such as the National Farmers Organization, the Farm Bureau, on the Board of Directors Conesus Milk Corp. in Perry, NY,  a Dairylea Board Member and Agway Board Member in Ellicottville. Mr. Kent was also the Director of GLF Co-Op in Ellicottville

as well as a Great Town Councilman for 12 years and was a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, of which he held raise funds for the building. Mr. Kent is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Hurlburt, as well as two sons; Greg (Jeanette) Kent of Great Valley, NY, and Scott Kent of Great Valley, NY. He is also survived by two daughters; Barbara “Bobbi” Tomczyk of Ashford, NY and Becky (Dan) Smith of Great Valley, NY and two step-daughters; Cindy (Rob) England of Salamanca, NY and Chris Casella of Lorraine, OH. Mr. Kent is also survived by two brothers; Wayne Kent of Mansfield, NY and Carl Kent of Orlando,

FL. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren, two greatgreat-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife Janice Woodard and two brothers, Dean Kent and Clarence Kent. Friends may call on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 1 PM from the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott St. in Buffalo, NY.

The Sound Track 59 W. Main St. - Allegany NY - 716-373-2328

Professional Design - Installation - Repair service - Free in home Consultation & Estimates


Since 1975 - Benefit From Our Experience

Ellicottville Girl’s Getaway Weekend : June 1st -3rd, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

April 5 - 11, 2018 ~ The Villager ~

.sectors and in all stages of ktheir careers. The two women ychosen to receive the tuition dassistance are both currently iinvolved in the business world. n Brittany Thierman is the Owner and Director of the sNeighborhood School of -Dance. As Director, Thierman khas not only taught her students gdance, but has encouraged and led them in volunteering at the gGenesis House and Absolut mCare, as well as participating din a number of community gevents. She is also a member sof the Rotary Club of Olean and volunteer at the Basilica sof St. Mary of the Angels. Danielle Michel is the n nInternational Baccalaureate .diploma program coordinator Archbishop Walsh ,at dAcademy. She also is an enrollment task force member, dnew faculty mentor and prom madvisor at Archbishop Walsh. tShe is an active La Leche eLeague member and organizer ,as well. E


Cont. From Cover


l Cont. From Cover n e Part of the problem required t by team members to solve is l called spontaneous. This is , “top secret,” where kids must l think on their feet. Spectators f are not allowed here, and only e team members and judges y enter the room. Questions f might be verbal or hands-on, h or may call for both. In any y event, students should expect L the unexpected. - What the audience sees is t the long-term part of the problem, where students are evaluated on their solution to the problem, as well as their style. It is here where much ground work, the making of costumes, and building of sets takes place in preparation for an eight-minute performance. And all work must be done by the team members themselves. One of the Ellicottville teams advancing to states is made up of younger students, in Division 1, who are taking on the “Triathlon Travels” problem. Their goal is to


Cont. From Cover – translation, insatiable dancers! We’ll be serving tasty hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts, and complimentary wine and beer. In addition to announcing the annual Arts and Cultural Award winners, buying a $20 wine cork gets you into the wine pull which will include a variety of wines of all price ranges, so your $20 could get you a bottle worth $100! Plus, if you want to add to your art collection or nab items from your favorite local businesses, you’ll want to keep an eye on the silent auction table as the bidding continues throughout

with Flying Monkey Brewery in Canada. Some of the Canadian brewers came to EBC, and the group created a brew they call Maibock, that will be served that evening. Lastly paired with dessert will be St. Jacobs, an exclusive limited edition brew. Unlike sit down wine food dinners, the EBC beer pairing will be a more informal affair. What Mr. Holtz describes as a “hybrid” style dinner. Most of the courses will be at stations placed around the brewery. EBC chefs will be at the stations to describe the food and the best brew to accompany it. Imported cheese and brotzeit make up

the appetizer station. The salad course will be station two with a fresh sweet and sour Asian salad. Seared duck breast bruschetta makes up the third course. The final two courses will be served dinner style around a common table. Guests will tuck into bacon-wrapped smoked pork tenderloin and bourbon glazed lamb sliders. Finally, there will be dessert and the special St. Jacobs beer. Cost for the pairing dinner is $55 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made online at ellicottvillebrewing. com or by calling the office at 716-699-2537.

ride on and drive an original vehicle while trying to score in “curling,” hit the right targets when “jousting,” and run “track” by navigating a course in two directions. Their coach, Kevin McGuire, said the team is keeping busy for four days this week. McGuire said the kids came up with a theme of recycling mixed with personal hygiene. The seven team members are fourth and fifth graders. He describes their vehicle as being made up of recycled or reclaimed wood. And it uses recycled wheelchair wheels, which were donated. How does it go? “Their front steering is similar to a red wagon you had when you were a kid, kind of like a pivot. Instead of using a steering wheel, they’ve actually got it configured to a tee-bar system. They use it as a steering stick.” Everything the students used is recycled, except for two steel rods, because they couldn’t find anything used, according to McGuire. The second and older team from Ellicottville, in Division 2, is made up of sixth and seventh graders who are

tackling the Animal House structure problem. This team also elected to make recycling their theme, with the goal of the problem being to design a structure to hold as much weight as possible. This year, teams will turn their balsa wood structures into animals. Coach Shawn Lafferty said the kids are using recycled materials in their skit, their backdrop, and their costumes. The students decided to go with a whale as their chosen animal, which must be “fed” during the performance. Their balsa wood structure held the highest weight of all teams competing at the regional competition, at 491.5 pounds in an eight-minute time limit. The two Ellicottville teams will be joined by students from all across New York State who are competing in the same problems and age categories. They will be part of a full day of activity Saturday, April 7th, at Binghamton State University and Vestal Central School. Winners here will advance to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in late May.

the night. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased on the CCAC website or by calling the CCAC office at 716-3727455. Funds raised at this event help CCAC provide a whole year of amazing arts programming, advocate for arts and culture in the region, and support local artists with professional development, exhibition and sales opportunities. The Arts Council would like to welcome new sponsors, Paul Brown Motors, Inc. of Olean as a Platinum Sponsor and Petruzzi Insurance as an Award Sponsor for this year’s event and we encourage other businesses to show their support for the arts by joining us as sponsors for this

fundraiser. We want to remind the public to submit their Arts & Cultural Awards nominations for artists, arts volunteers, outstanding high school seniors in the arts and arts educators from Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties. The deadline for nominations is March 11th. Anyone can submit a nomination, including those for their own organization or for themselves by visiting Winners will be selected by a committee of CCAC board members, staff and community members. The awards will be given out April 14th. For more information on this event please visit events/390551594699380.

Check Us Out On Facebook!

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

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

Salamanca POKER

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

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

Salamanca BINGO

ROOM Events

HALL Events

Friday, April 20th - Sunday April, 22nd $75,000 April Showers Bingo Weekend $1,199 Payouts per regular game and a $3,000 Jackpot! Sunday, April 22nd - 7pm Session Projected $10,000 Must Go Jackpot!

Thursday, April 19th @ 6pm $5,000 Guaranteed Deep Stack Tournament $100 Buy-In + $20 Entry Fee + $10 Staff Fee = $15,000TC • 20 minute rounds. Sunday, April 29th @ Noon April Seneca Re-Buy Tournament $30 Buy-In + $10 Entry Fee + $10 Staff Fee = $3,000TC 15 minute rounds. $20 unlimited re-buys until the end of the 4th round for $2,000TC.

Salamanca GAME ROOM Events Play every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to earn your spot into The Tourn-Event of Champions Final on Friday, June 15, 2018! Win a trip to Las Vegas to play for $1,000,000!

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

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!” s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . . s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . . s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . . s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . .

Nature’s Remedy

natural market

holistic center


• herbs, vitamins & minerals • vegan/vegetarian specialty items • gluten free foods • healthy alternatives for kids & babies • healing teas • balancing homeopathics • eco-friendly cleaning products • amazing aromatherapy, bath & body

• craniosacral therapy • bio-scans • naturopathic consults • weight loss therapies • metabolism testing • iridology • homeopathic consults • ionic detox foot bath • reflexology •massage • certified herbalists

new location

Like us on Facebook • Follow us on Twitter @ Natures_Remedy

• txt naturesremedy to 22828 to join our mailing list :

26 monroe street, ellicottville • 716-699-herb (4372) •

seek... discover... transform... discover... transform... heal...

match a heavy beer with a salad.” The pairing will feature some of EBC’s spring release beers. First off will be the Mow Master Ultra Pale Ale, a crisp, bright, mildly hoppy and lightly floral beer. Then participants will be able to sample Ellicottville IPA; this new offering will be unveiled at the pairing. It’s described as an elegant hop profile with classic aroma and spice. Special for the evening there will be a collaboration beer

they develop their program days. Curriculum revolves around various services including, government, economic development, tourism, manufacturing, education, human services, health services, and agribusiness. Classes are held one day a week from March to October. Graduates not only learn skills that benefit their businesses but often go on to serve on various non-profit boards throughout the county. Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email foundation@cattfoundation. org, or visit online at www. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook. com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).

seek... discover... transform... discover... transform... heal...

Cont. From Cover

The two scholarships are being funded by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. The organization sponsors various funds, scholarships, and grants for a wide variety of needs and purposes in the county. Recipients of past largess have included the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, the Olean Community Theatre, the Olean Food Pantry, the Kothari Family Fond, the Rose Pappas Foundation Fund, and Meals on Wheels. “It is a privilege for the Foundation to support the development of future leaders who will guide the future of this community,” said CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit. “This fund aligns with the mission of both Leadership Cattaraugus and the Foundation, with the ultimate goal of supporting a stronger tomorrow for our community.” Unlike traditional class-based learning techniques Leadership Cattaraugus provides handson experiences in actual businesses. Participants build leadership skills like planning, cooperation, and teamwork as

s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . . s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . . s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . . s e e k . . . d i s c o v e r. . . t r a n s f o r m . . . h e a l . . .


Page 7

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

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

Ellicottville, New York


HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 12th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

Page 8 ~ The Villager ~ April 5 - 11, 2018

The Classified Page


REAL ESTATE & CONTENTS AUCTION Saturday, April 21 @ 10 AM – House Contents • Saturday, April 21 @ 12 PM – Barn Contents Please send All Classified Ads to at 5250 Sugartown Rd Great Valley NY 14741 • Real Estate @ 11:30 AM 8 Total Parcels: 4 Br Home, Acreage w/ Timber, 3.5 Miles from Holiday Valley, 144 Total Acres, 90’ x 36’ Barn. Terms: 10% Down, Owner Confirmation Also: Sportsmen Items, Machinist Tools, Machinery, Military Items, Industrial Cabinets, SERVICES AVAILABLE and More! COREYWBROWNAUCTION.COM LAWN MAINTENANCE - It’s been a long winter, get ready for spring lawn maintenance. Corey W Brown: (716)485-6164 (Lawn rolling, spring clean up, mowing, fully insured, free estimates). Call CBS Landscaping- 716-244-7173.

Looking to buy or sell furniture, bikes, skis and more, look no farther than The Villager Classified Page! 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 7th Kid’s Earth Day Program at Pfeiffer Nature Center Earth day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. It is a special day set aside to appreciate our planet and to participate in projects which help to keep our environment clean and lively. It is very important to involve children in Earth Day events as they have the most important stake in keeping our planet healthy into the future. This fun program is a kick off to celebrate Earth Day and is filled with games and activities to inspire kids to care about and treasure our natural world. This program will be held at The Portville Free Library, 1 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770. This program is free and open to the public. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is not required. For more information on this event please visit



April 11th How to Make Water Kefir with Canticle Farm Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet kvass. Similar in flavor to a dry, slightly fizzy lemonade, water kefir is pleasant and even small children can enjoy it. This is a free class but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information on this event please visit

March 13th – 15th 2018 Greater Olean Area Home Show The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding. Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O. Smith Recreation Center looking for ideas and trends designed for their biggest investment- their home. A jam-packed event complete with exhibitors and giveaways, homeowners will find everything they need all in one weekend. The show will be held April 13-15, 2018. Hours: Fri: 5pm-9:00pm - Brew/Wine Walk - Enjoy tastes from NYS wineries and breweries, even Olean’s very own Four Mile Brewing Company! Show goers of age receive one free taste ticket. Additional taste tickets will be available for purchase. • Sat: 10am-6:00pm & Sun: 10am-4:00pm The Greater Olean Home Show is three days with home improvement, leisure and lifestyle vendors on hand. Area businesses are encouraged to make booth reservations as soon as possible. GOACC members will receive discount booth space. For more information on this event please visit

April 13th Pinstripes, Tattoos & Hairdos at Gowanda Harley Davidson GHD is helping you get ready for the ride with style. Friday the 13th, we will have artists to help bring you and your ride to the next level. We will have a Pinstriper on hand to visually enhance your ride. Barbers April 8th on site to give you a stylish, helmet-ready, Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond haircut. Local tattoo artists with portfolios Golf Course Anticipated Opening so you can discuss ideas and book an Weather permitting, at least of few holes appointment for some new ink! of the Double Black Diamond Golf Course WE CANNOT TATTOO AT THE will open on April 8 so you can ski and golf DEALERSHIP, THIS WILL BE FOR on the same day! More holes will open as INSPIRATION AND BOOKING ONLY. spring arrives. For tee times call 716-699- Times of artists will vary not all options will 2345. be available all day. For more information on this event please For more information on this event please

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

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

8 2 3



4 2 8 9 5 6 9 4 1 5

9 8 6 7 3 5 2 1 9

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:

8 3 6 4 7 2 5 9 1

4 9 5

1 4 7 3 9 5 6 8 2

2 5 9 8 6 1 7 3 4

9 6 8 5 4 7 1 2 3

4 1 2 6 3 8 9 7 5

5 7 3 2 1 9 8 4 6

6 8 4 9 5 3 2 1 7

7 9 5 1 2 4 3 6 8

3 2 1 7 8 6 4 5 9

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

MAD AT THE CABLE CO.? - Get 60 channels inc. locals. Starting at $42 a month guaranteed for 2 years. Call The Sound Track -Allegany, NY 716-373-2328

FOR SALE FOR SALE - 2011 CHEVY MALIBU LT - 57,000 Miles Excellent! $7800.00. Call 716-378-2328

PUPPIES FOR SALE – Chipoo Puppies for sale! Ready to go, Vet Checked, First Shots & Wormed. 1 Male & 2 Females - $400. Call 716-259-0455

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 – Small cottage only 5 miles outside of Ellicottville. Lots of Land, Pet Friendly. First Months Rent and Security Deposit required. Call 716-244-0792 for more details.

FOR RENT: 4 bedroom and 3 /12 bath house with driveway 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 more details. UNITS FOR RENT - Stone Cold Storage: 2- 10’ x 24 and 1- 10’x 48 w/2nd Floor. Inside storage for Snowmobiles & Trailers. Anything you need inside. After May 1st. Call 716699-4752

Ellicottville Chalet (2018/19 ski season) – Beautiful views of and easy access to HoliMont. Furnished 3 bdrm, sleeps 10, 4 bunks in one bdrm, 2 full bathrms, kit, dining, living and fam. rms $7,595 season, perfect for 1 or 2 families. or 416-226-0735

FOR RENT: Summer season or longer,  newly remodeled 3 Bdrm / 2 bath house 3 miles from the village.  Fully furnished including laundry, hot tub, satelite, wi-fi,  & garage. www.  814-844-8458. FOR RENT - Downtown EVL apartment (Maybee Alley). Available July 1st, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2,00 sq. ft. , Deck, yard, Parking. $1,000/Month Plus Utilities. Call 814-598-2969.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE: Proposals for the Maintenance of the Jefferson Street, Niles (Rt. 242 W) and Bryant Hill Cemeteries will be received at the Town Clerk’s Office, 1 West Washington St., PO Box 600, Ellicottville, NY 14731, until 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 12th, 2018. Requirements: • First Clean up, mowing and trimming to be complete by May 7, 2018. • Clean up, mowing and trimming three times per month in May, June and July. • Clean up, mowing and trimming two times a month for the remainder of the season • Must provide Certificate of Insurance for liability.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK: The Village of Ellicottville Board will hold a public hearing on Monday April 9th at 6:00pm at the Town & Village Hall, located at One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York re: 2018-2019 Budget. Copies of the budget are available in the Village Clerks office. Mary J. Klahn; Village Clerk

LAND WANTED LAND WANTED - local family looking for 5+ acres in Ellicottville School District to build home. Ready to close ASAP.  Call 716-307-2716.

Beat on the Street: If You Were Famous What Would it be For?

By Chad Neal It is the dream of many to be famous. The stars in one’s eyes gallantly resemble the glamour that would follow if they were a star of some sort and recognized most places they go: to be on the big screen or on stage in front of thousands of fans. Some people though want nothing to do with any of that, and sometimes a person will get famous for a different kind of celebrity. Infamy is still a sort of fame, but for negative reason. The phrase “big fish in a small pond” is relevant to Ellicottville, as many who live here are popular amongst many locals and visitors alike. It is nice to greet others that you know and many times one will wave or say hello to others just walking from their car to the post office. Alas being famous among a larger audience is the dream that a lot of young and old people alike have. It is much nicer to think if one were famous that it’d be for making many people happy, and sometimes a person will become infamous because of a smear campaign for real reasons or made up lies and that is the other side of fame. If you were famous what would it be for?

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:

Ned C.- My April Fools articles.

Shawn S.‘Psycho’!



Charles F.Movie Critic.


Name: _________________________________________________________ Address:


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

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

M.Always Veronica W.- Gonna be Spencer making people happy. the next Busty Heart.

Bob O.- The crazy things I’ve done and the things I still do.

HappyHalf Half Marathon & 5K : May 12th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

April 5 - 11, 2018 ~ The Villager ~ Page 9

Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Top of the Mountain! 6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY 14731 716-699-2000

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

Spruce Lift!

6827 Holiday Valley Road



Fabulous 5 BR/3.5 BTH cedar chalet at Holiday Valley. Ski in/out to Spruce Lake! Gourmet kitchen, fully automated smart home system, security, 2 stone fireplaces. Lower level has 2nd kitchen, bath and 2 BRs for guests. New retaining walls, stairs to exterior lower level and asphalt driveway. Spectacular property. Call Joany Klopp Bund, GRI, Associate Broker, Mgr, Holiday Valley Realty Co. for a private showing today 716-969-2156

JOIN THE LUCKY NORTH CLUB We’ll start you off with

$10 Free Play!

As a member you’ll be eligible for special drawings, events and exciting promotions.

It’s fast, easy and FREE! PLUS, mention this ad to receive a

$10 Food Credit

redeemable at any food outlet.

BUFFET AND MORE! Grab a quick bite at Tim Hortons, the Blue Ribbon Grill or feast at the Midway Buffet featuring a variety of favorite selections, carving station and salad and dessert bars.

CYCLONE BAR Enjoy a meal at the Cyclone Bar with your favorite beverages and signature cocktails while watching the game on the big screen or live weekend entertainment on Cyclone Bar stage. Must be 18 to enter gaming floor, play video gaming machines, wager on horse racing or dine at any gaming floor facility. Please play responsibly. If gambling is a problem for you or someone you care about, please call the 24-hour toll-free helpline at 1-877-8 HOPE NY.


5820 South Park Avenue • Hamburg, NY • 716-646-6109 •


Ellicottville Girl’s Getaway Weekend : June 1st -3rd, 2018 : Ellicottville NY


from thE


Annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Village Park

Photos/John Thomas

Ellicottville’s Insurance Agency Weed Ross Agency S i n c e 1 9 57 4 MONROE STREET

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

Your 6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY

SALES DIRECT 716 -699-2000

Scan For More Listings!

6827 HOLIDAY VALLEY RD. 5 BR/3.5 BTH chalet at HV. Ski in/out to Spruce Lake! Fully automated smart home system. B1099803 $864,000

Ellicottville, NY 14731

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

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. • Eminence Organic Skincare • Waxing Body Treatments • Eyelash Extensions

To Ellicottville!

6671 DEER CROSSING 5+Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home overlooking entire Valley. Huge lower level family. B1100901 $779,500

6825 NILES ROAD Panoramic view of HM. 4 BR/ 3.5 BTH, wet bar, A/C. FP’s on both levels; walls of windows. B1075968 $779,000


6 MONROE ST. ABBEY LANE 6674 MAPLES ROAD Design your interior then walk 3 BR/2 BTH open concept home Contemporary 4+ BR/3 BTH Sold Turn Key. Kitchen & flring to town. Access to 100’s of acres in the Village. Huge backyard & all updated w/ California closets. for hiking, snowshoeing & more. deck. Enjoys commercial zoning. B1084019 $449,900 B1075366 $349,900 Starting At $399,000

2 UPPER MOUNTAINVIEW Location with a view of both resorts, short walk to village. 3 br/2.5 bth furnished. B504046 $279,000

4 HOLIMONT DRIVE Affordable and convenient location 4 Bd/1.5 Bth with room for a crowd, move in ready! B1096252 $239,900

7 ALPINE MEADOWS Priced to sell. Walk to slopes and restaurants from this 3 BR/ 2 BTH furnished townhouse. B1057805 $204,999

208 FOX RIDGE Furnished & well maintained 3 BR/2 BTH. Walk to the slopes. Updated kitchen with granite. B1080091 $199,500

17 DUBLIN MEADOWS Hillside cedar chalet. Remodeled inside and out. 3 BR/1.5 BTH with FP’s. 5 minutes to E’Ville. B1072212 $169,900

49 WILDFLOWER Walk to the slopes, the Village or enjoy the pond setting of this studio unit. New stone FP. B1070466 $85,000

Total Relaxation, Peace and Tranquility. • Manicures, Pedicures and more....... (716) 699-8996 • 6447 Holiday Valley Road Ellicottville’s Weekly Newspaper Online:


Within Tamarack Club • 6557 Holiday Valley Rd.

716-699-7003 VIEW FOR MILES!!

The villager ellicottville april 5 11, 2018 volume 13 issue 15  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The villager ellicottville april 5 11, 2018 volume 13 issue 15  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.