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UPCLOSE & PERSONAL: LYN WEISHAN TURNS 100..... PAGE 7 December 12-18, 2013

Volume 08 ~ Issue 50

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The Annual Event organized by Bob McCarthy and the Ellicottville Rotary, held at the Gin Mill, raises money for Family Support for Ellicottville and Santa’s Workshop. This year’s great attendance raised more that $4,000 as well as a large pile of donated toys. (See more photos, page 7.)

Story & Photos by John Thomas, Staff Writer

Last Friday about 100 people gathered in the Gin Mill for the annual Irish Christmas Charity Auction. The event, organized by Bob McCarthy and the Ellicottville Rotary raises money for the Rotary’s two charities,

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Family Support for Ellicottville and Santa’s Workshop. “It was really successful,” said Greg Cappelli, of the Rotary. “Each year we try to help some of the families who are having trouble.” Cappelli reports the evening brought in “in excess” of $4,000, as well as a large pile of donated toys. Attendees were asked to bring

Hearing on Law about Alley Entrance/Christmas Lights

an unwrapped toy for a girl or boy, or a cash donation. The toys were intended for Santa’s Workshop. Cash donations went to Family Support for Ellicottville. It will allow some of the less fortunate families in the area to provide a little better Christmas. The Irish Christmas was an evening of Christmas carols, poetry, and a live

auction. By far the most popular items in the auction were the pies made by local bakers. There were several apple pies, a fig pie and a red raspberry pie. Most of the pies sold for more than $400, including one pie that sold for $550. Bob McCarthy had supplied See IRISH page 9

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Zoning Board Discuses Lighting at Tim Horton’s Story and Photo By John Thomas, Staff Writer

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Representatives from Miranda Development were at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting last week to request a variance in the regulations regarding the lighting of the parking lot at their business. The business is the new Tim Horton’s located at the intersection of Routes 219 and 242. The building houses the coffee shop and six apartments on the upper floor. On the ground floor is another unoccupied retail area. There is also a freestanding drive-through ATM in the parking lot. The developers had submitted a A public hearing regarding the proposal to change a 1979 law about alleys The installed LED lights in the photometric plan for the lights in the was held during a Monday Village Board meeting. Officials also decided to Tim Horton’s parking lot will be set up a committee to discuss Christmas lights and how best to decorate the discussed at the Public Hearing village in time for next holiday season. (Story, Page 9.) January 9th.

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CCIDA Approves Aid

Sneak Peek

Development Of Former Locker Plant into Apartments

Inside this Issue...

By Chris Chapman

Inside Business Track... Page 7

The City Garage; The Best Vibe in the Ski Industry By Chad Neal For three years in a row the City Garage, located on the north end of Monroe Street has been awarded for having the “Best Vibe” by Skiing Business Magazine. The Villager meandered down to the ski shop recently for an interview to find four very enthusiastic characters posing as employees. Connor, James, Tim and Tammy “the elite sales team” were caught unawares, but brought out the vibe the City Garage is awarded for as the interrogation proceeded. Connor was the first to get cornered and questioned. He was whistling as he tuned skis in the state of the art shop in the back of the store. “We have the best tuning shop in town, with all these green machines” he said as he pointed out the tuning apparatuses the City Garage is proud to show off, “we revamped the whole back shop to SWIX (tuning products)......

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The former plant that made lockers similar to what you’d see in the halls of a high school will start transformation soon, as the former American Locker facility in Ellicottville will start to move toward high-end luxury apartments after winning approval from the Cattaraugus County IDA, Tuesday. “We received no formal comments, nor any written correspondence from anyone relating to this proposed Project,” IDA Executive Director, Corey Wiktor, said in reference to the public hearing on the proposed development in the heart of the village. A group of investors, calling themselves the 16 Martha Street,

According to Development Manager, Wayne Bacon, these apartments are not like the condominiums known in the Ellicottville region; they will be term rental apartments. The facility will offer the apartments for leases on short-term stays and will be furnished, as well as provide internet and cable.

LLC., presented their plans with leaseback on the property to aid in the site to the members of the sales tax abatement as the project Cattaraugus County Industrial moves forward. Development Agency, on Oct. 22, asking the board for the saleSee CCIDA page 9

‘The Outpost’ Takes Post at HV

HV Mountain Ops Crew Moved the ‘Outpost’ this Week Back to Base of School Haus

The Holiday Valley Mountain Operation’s Crew got to work earlier this week, moving ‘The Outpost’ from it’s summer location at the bottom of Morningstar, to its winter home at the base of School Haus. The Outpost is home to the 42/78 Terrain Garden, and all new Burton Riglet Park, where skiers & riders experience terrain based learning & introductory level terrain parks. -Pat Morgan, Terrain Park Manager Holiday Valley Resort

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It seems only appropriate to send one big “shout out” to all our valued friends and readers, without which The Villager would have no

purpose in this world. I realize that many of you are year ‘rounders – regulars, if you will. We hold a special place in our hearts for you guys. But now that the holidays are upon us, our readership expands exponentially, including our summer-absent friends to the north and from other far away places. Your summer’s may keep you away, but oh – wintertime in Ellicottville – there’s nothing quite like it, is there? And Christmastime doubles (at least) the charm, the fun and the traditions that all go along with the village experience. If you’re here and reading this, you are lucky ducks, indeed! And welcome back to good ‘ol Mother Nature! I awoke

this morning to 10 inches of the most gorgeous, fluffy and sparkling snow, all deposited during the cold evening hours. A burden to some other areas, perhaps… But in Ellicottville, it’s a precious gift from the gods, intended for all who enjoy the scenery and the “reason for the season.” I understand there’s more to come in the next 24 hours – bring it on, is all I can say! So, dear readers, it’s time to get busy! Get on the stick – get those skis tuned by one of our local experts, get your local Christmas shopping started, send out the cards, and if you haven’t already – for Pete’s sake, get out on those slopes! Time’s a-wastin’… Until next week… JZ

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Winter Parking Rules

Once again it’s time for Winter Parking rules to go into effect within the Village of Ellicottville. From December 1st through March 31st, there is NO PARKING between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Washington Street between Jefferson Street to Mill Street; and on Monroe Street from Martha Street to Elizabeth Street. This will allow the Village D.P.W. crews to clear the streets of snow within the business district. Please do not park across sidewalks within the Village in order that they may also be cleared. As a further reminder, the last MAJOR TRASH collection of this year will be on Monday, November 25th. Tires, electronics (microwaves, TV’s, computers) or hazardous wastes and chemicals will not be removed. Thank you for your cooperation. Howard T. Gifford - Village Constable

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Franklin S. Giancola Sr. November 8, 1940 - December 7, 2013

GIANCOLA - Franklin S., Sr. 73 of Ellicottville, NY, December 7, 2013, born November 8, 1940, the son of the late Anthony and Rose (Bonnacorso) Giancola. He owned and operated Gypsy’s in Ellicottville for many years and was a US Army veteran, He is survived by his wife Mary and three sons Anthony (Margaret) Giancola, Franklin Giancola, Jr. (Fritz) and Jeremy Romero and a daughter Nicole (Arthe) Ware and four grandchildren (Kayla, Maggie, Gabriel, and Zander); also a brother Thomas Giancola and a sister Margaret Carbone and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at MENTLEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 411 Rock City Street in Little Valley, NY, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 AM.


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HV’s Mountain Coaster Holiday Valley’s Mountain Coaster Re-Opens December 20th

Visit the Mountain Coaster near the Tannenbaum Lodge and get ready for a thrilling ride down through the woods! The Mountain Coaster is similar to a roller coaster but it is low

to the ground and follows the contours of the terrain. You ride alone or with a friend in a “car” attached to rails that pulls you up the hill, then it follows a zig zagging spiraling path down the mountain. You can control their speed of your car with levers on the sides of the car. Children must be at least 3 years old and 36 inches tall to ride with an adult or 8 years and 42 inches tall to ride alone. Riders must be able to perform certain physical tasks to participate. Open Thursday through Friday 2-8pm, Saturday, Sunday and

Holidays 1-8pm. Mountain Coaster stats: • The overall ride is 4,805 feet long and takes about six minutes • The downhill has a maximum track grade of 23.6 percent and is 2,940 feet in length • Downhill track consists of 15 curves of varying length, 12 waves, one jump plus a large circle/spiral. • Uphill track is 1,865 feet long with a vertical rise of 283 feet For more information on this event please visit http://www.


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Left to Right Roger (barn owner), Kathy Weishan Food Pantry, Kevin (Barn owner). The Barn hosted the Chamber’s breakfast with Santa last weekend for over 300. Donations for the food pantry were accepted and we ended up with almost $500 and many bags of food. Thanks to the Barn and all their staff.


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up to 20 lanes and 2 handle tows...they’ll pull you back up the hill! The Holiday Valley Tubing Company is located on Rt. 242, just 4 miles from Holiday Valley on the north side of Ellicottville. A FREE shuttle service to and from Holiday Valley is available on the hour per request during operating hours. Pickup is at the Resort Services Center turn around or the Inn at Holiday Valley. The Holiday Valley Tubing Company will run through March 16, weather permitting. New for 2013-14...double the number of lanes and an outdoor skating rink! Skate for just $5. Bring your own skates, the rink will operate weather permitting. Minimum age/height requirement is 7 years old

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Holiday Valley’s Tubing Park Season Opening December 20th

Grab your family and friends and head to Holiday Valley Tubing Company. Tubing is fun for all ages. All you do is sit down, hang on and experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun! The Tubing Company has

and 42” tall. A special Little Tubers area is available, weather permitting, for younger children. A cozy warming hut is at the base of the hill with a snack bar, fireplace and restrooms. Or you can warm up and rest outside at the giant bonfire pit. Contact Group Sales to find out about booking the park for an event or for ideas on group outings, team building or birthday parties, 716-699-2345, ext. 4406. During the winter season, the park is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4 PM to 9 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 9 PM. Additional hours are available Christmas week, President’s week and March Break, weather permitting.

Growing With Music Class Classes will meet at the Library on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. This music and movement class for pre-school age children is designed to facilitate developmental skills through the magic of music. Children play various rhythm instruments, use their imagination and sing old-time favorites while sharing special moments with a parent. For more information, contact Terri Steinbar at 257-9619.

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Holiday Valley Update Seneca Clan Hunt at Holiday Valley

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Valley…can you find all of the Seneca Clan Rocks that are located throughout the resort? The Seneca Nation, one of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, occupied the land in Western New York where Holiday Valley is located. Within the Senecas, there are 8 clans and each clan is represented by an animal with certain respected traits. Holiday Valley has place carved “Clan Rocks” with descriptions of the clans throughout the resort. The description also includes some interesting facts about Here’s a fun family activity Seneca culture. while visiting Holiday Children in the Mountain

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Adventures program can participate in a “Clan Hunt” where they explore the resort with their instructor in search of the secret Indian Clan Rocks. A map is provided and stickers representing the clans are placed at the location of each clan rock. Once all the clan rocks are found, the kids head to The Fort, hidden away in the woods of Tannenbaum, to find out how the clans all tie together. Not only is this a great mountain adventure where kids learn how to follow a trail map, but they also learn about Native American culture in the Western New York area.

The Holiday shopping rush is upon us and we all want to find the perfect gift for our friends and family. It is so hard to make the trek to the mall when you wake up to fresh powder on the slopes and you want to catch first tracks! Holiday Valley offers the perfect solution to your shopping whoas. The trifecta of Holiday shopping fun… skiing … riding & shopping. If you are looking for the freshest ski and snowboard gear stop the Holiday Valley Mountain Shops located adjacent to the Holiday Valley

Lodge and Yodeler Lodge offer the latest snowboarding gear from Burton, Roxy, Quiksilver, and 686 ... just to name a few. There is also a blend of ski and freeride fashion and function with clothing lines from North Face, Eider, Obermeyer, Nils, Spyder, Analog, Under Armour, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Millet. Childrens clothing from Roxy Quicksiler Obermeyer, and Snodragons sizes start 2T.Useful accessories from Dakine, Anon, Swany, Smith, Scott, Oakley, Von Zipper and more! We have what you need or

want to keep you warm, dry and looking great on and off the slopes. If you are looking for a last minute unique holiday gift, the Mountain Shop also offers a great variety of Holiday Valley logo items. Come see the best selection of clothing and accessories and friendly sales staff! The Mountain Shop is open daily through the winter season. If you are looking for a holiday gift that will not disappoint, a Holiday Valley gift card can be used for anything at the resort like sliding at the Holiday Valley Tubing Park, slopeside John Harvard’s Brew House, lift tickets, a Learn - to - Ski or Snowboard package, a getaway at the cozy Inn at Holiday Valley, golf lesson with our PGA Master Professional, the Mountain Coaster or Sky High Adventure Park or escape to our 18 hole golf course for a day on the links. A Holiday Valley Gift Card is the right gift for anyone! ­­ Purchase online at or Call Customer Service at 716.699.2345

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By Olivia Venezia With the cold weather quickly setting in and the snow beginning to fall heavily it is apparent it is winter, which as every year, marks the end of the first half of the school year. This is the time when winter sports are played and holiday spirits come alive! The events come around in all sorts of community service and festive events. The first noticeable events are the Ellicottville Holiday Concerts which are held annually and are a great place to hear some joyful music. The concert for the elementary is Thursday December 12th at 7pm. This concert features children through grade 6. The concert is

always a fun one as the children get to sing some beautiful holiday songs and remind us of the cheer we can feel around this time of year. In addition, the high school concert is Tuesday December 17th also at 7pm. This concert features grades 7-12 and is always a spectacular concert. In addition to hearing classic Christmas songs, the band and chorus may play some unknown tunes, and new medleys. Aside from the normal band and chorus, the Jazz Chorus will also be making a performance and singing a piece in honor of the holiday spirit. Also in the holiday spirit comes the student council’s toy drive field trip on Tuesday December 10th. This annual trip is one where student council members are given a budget and a card with information about a child in need. The student then gets to go and shop for a gift to wrap and donate to these children. This is a great fieldtrip not only for the

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students who can start to learn money managing, but also for the wonderfully generosity they give towards their community as they buy gifts for children in need. The gift drive is one we as a community should be thankful for, and pleased that they do it. Slightly less festive, but just as much a tradition, comes the foreign language club’s Crepes for a cause. This fundraiser will be held on Thursday the 12th during lunch. At this time, for a dollar fifty, students can purchase a Crepe, or thin French pancake to be made for them by members of the club. It’s one of the yummiest fundraisers and for a good cause too! With all of these things in mind, hopefully everyone is falling into the holiday spirit, I wish you all a wonderful end to the quarter as we approach our winter break, thank you all and keep up the good work in both the community and academics.

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HoliMont Update Opening Day at HoliMont

It’s been a busy off-season here at HoliMont. When you come visit this winter you’ll see some noticeable changes (a warming hut at the top of Greer, a revamped Meadow chairlift, two renovated bathrooms in the Chalet, construction over at the WestMont Ridge site) and then there will be things that took place, like replacing in-ground water and air lines, which you will never even know happened but rest assured they did and as a result our initial snowmaking period has been very successful. Right now it looks like HoliMont will begin its 51st season of operation this Saturday, December 14th. Considering that last season we were not able to open until December 25th, we are thrilled about opening this early as it gives us more time to make sure that everything is running as smoothly as possible for the upcoming Christmas holiday week. This weekend HoliMont will be open to its Members and their invited guests. After that we will open up the slopes to non-members December 16th – 20th. Following the weekend

of the 21st we will be open to non-members December 23rd and 24th. On Christmas Day HoliMont will be Members and their guests only (Christmas Day will be a half day. Lifts will run from 12pm to 4pm). HoliMont will continue to be Members and guests throughout the remainder of the Christmas week, which ends on December 31st. The plan for opening day is to have two lifts, Exhibition Express and Cascade, running with approximately seven slopes open. There could be more slopes depending on how snowmaking goes this week. Adult lift tickets will be $46 and junior lift tickets will be $32. Come Monday, when HoliMont opens up to non-members, the adult ticket price will be $43 and the junior ticket price will be $30. HoliMont has had some very solid days (and nights) of snowmaking so far this winter. Even our recent warm spell last week allowed for us to pump even more water for snowmaking, thus turning a negative into a positive in the grand scheme of things.

As the temperatures continue to drop and as the weather forecasts of lake effect snow inundate the local television airwaves, the excitement level around HoliMont always increases substantially. The level of anticipation for the upcoming season starts to feel real as soon as the Mountain Crew fires up the first snow guns of the season and this year when the guns started turning water into pristine manmade snow it signaled that the new season was indeed a reality and that sooner than later, people would be flocking to the slopes to enjoy their days of skiing and snowboarding bliss. Whether you are a HoliMont Member, a friend of a Member who purchases tickets on the weekend, or one of our weekday skiers; we here are HoliMont are looking forward to seeing you enjoy your time out on the slopes. Each and every season we look forward to building on what we accomplished the year prior and our goal is to go above and beyond in order to make the HoliMont experience something that you want to make a part of your winter lifestyle.


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Music Spotlight

Checking Out the Tunes & Other Stuff In Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

With Christmas a day less than two weeks away, in most villages no creatures are stirring, except here in Ellicottville. Things are really stirring at Holiday Valley and Holimont. Both Ski Resorts have been making snow night and day to ready their slopes for what will be some fantastic skiing. Holiday Valley has been up and running since Friday, November 29 and Holimont plans on opening this Saturday December 14.Those of us that live here welcome the HUM we hear, through out the valley, of the snow guns blasting away. The skiing at both locations this weekend and following week should be quite good. Therefore, our skiers and their friends will be able to enjoy skiing and the FUN times that Ellicottville has going this time of year. So lets take a look at this coming week. Starting today, Thursday December 12, 2013 through Wednesday December 18, 2013, we will have eight Bands, five DJ’s, several All Week Sound System Music Events, a Bartenders Ball, plus all of our regular days and evenings that are further enhanced by our clubs and restaurants food and drink specials. Take a look at the ads in our paper or stop in the club or restaurant of your choice and check out their daily food and drink specials. You will like what you see. So let’s get started with THURSDAY, a one band and one DJ including a Karaoke

show evening. The FUN begins around 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill with Fred & Tuck doing their neat acoustic, classic, folk and country rock music show. Well-chosen cover tunes done in their unique style will have another FUN ROCKIN Gin Mill Night of Music happening this Thursday. Then at 9:00 PM, The PUB in Great Valley will have DJ Felony and his Karaoke Show creating another good time for their patrons. As always, the patrons will have two options, be part of the show or just enjoy the FUN times this gig creates. We now move to FRIDAY, a two band and two DJ evening. It all starts at 7:00 PM in Balloons when “The Porcelain Bus Drivers” take the stage. This excellent Jamestown band plays a mix of classic to modern rock; disco and hip hop from the eighties to today. They are well known for their annual Friday performance at Balloons Rocktoberfest during our Fall Festival. One more point of history, this great band was the opening act for Loverboy at our Summer Festival of The Arts in 2005. Following The PBD Band, DJ Mo Chuck will return to Balloons Sound & Light Booth. The neat danceable tunes he plays and his totally FUN chatter will keep the good times flowing in Balloons till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday, The Gin Mill will have Two Guys Drinking Beer on their music stage. Ron and Terry, the two guys, are Gin Mill regular, talented and FUNproducing musicians playing acoustic versions of many classic rock tunes. Their show always includes some silliness. Yes, another FUN Gin Mill Music Night is on the way. Also at 9:00 PM Friday, DJ Mister Meaner, will return to The Pub in Great Valley as the

host of The PUB’S Employee & Patron Christmas party. All who attend this neat event will enjoy DJ Mister Meaner’s FUN tune selection, interesting chit/chat and The PUB GOOD TIMES till close. Let’s now take a look at SATURDAY, a two band, two DJ and a Bartenders Ball evening and night. Balloons starts the music & FUN rolling at 6:00 PM with The Rhythm Rockers. This excellent veteran band, which used to be known as Stevie B & The Rhythm Rockers, has added a new guitarist/vocalist, Little Louis. With their roots still in the blues, they are continuing their move to a wider variety of classic and southern rock in a really neat way. Their recent Balloons Gigs have included the Blackfoot song, Train. As we have said before, Stevie B does this tune in the true style of Blackfoot. This will be another neat Balloons show that we all will enjoy and appreciate. Following The Rhythm Rockers, DJ Flakey Frank The Party Monster will return to his regular night in Balloons Sound & Light Booth. He has assured us all that he will have his antenna properly adjusted, allowing him to do his really FUN music show. This show will include great danceable tunes plus off the wall, Flakey Frank Chatter till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Saturday, The Gin Mill will have The Ray D O’Flyer Band on stage. Ray D O’Flyer, or Radio Flyer, as we always say, is still a neat Honky Tonk Oldies to Retro Rock N Roll Band playing tunes from the fifties and sixties in a way that always returns us to the days of Rock N Oldies Weekend. As always, bobby socks, poodle See MUSIC page 8

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Architectural Spotlight Story and Photos By John Thomas Staff Writer It’s not uncommon around here to come across a home that is 100 years old. But 200+ years old? That’s rare. Built in 1800 this home was one of the original dairy farms in Olean. John Adams was President, Napoleon was rising to power, and Ludwig Von Beethoven premiered his first symphony. In the days leading up to the Civil War, it was a part of the Underground Railroad. Adams and Napoleon would barely recognize the world we live in, but they would still feel at home in this house. Much of its original charm has been preserved and yet it has moved gracefully into the 21st century thanks to the loving restoration done by the family that lived there for forty years. The original farm consisted of

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800 acres. The property is a fraction of that now, but the 71 acres left now hold the house, a barn with horse stalls, a garage, and a building with a twobedroom apartment. Then there’s the house itself. It’s been added onto over the years. A two-car garage connects directly to the house. The garage leads directly into the family room with its brick fireplace. It in turn leads into the kitchen. It has clearly been updated with modern appliances, but still carries a bit of traditional charm. White cabinets are accented with wood trimmed corian counters. A center island holds the dishwasher and serves as a work counter and breakfast bar. The old parlor serves well as the dining room. From the high ceiling hangs a beautiful glass chandler. The large windows sport wide white trim that gives the room a look of subtle

elegance. Just off it is one of the two downstairs bedrooms. One addition is the sunroom just off the dining. The brick floor hides the radiant floor heating, and the three walls of windows let in the sun. It’s a great place for curling up with your Kindle, a casual meal, or growing plants. Outside it is a patio and deck that leads to the back yard. Upstairs is a complete small apartment with a kitchen, living room and bedroom. The master suite is on the top level as well. This is a truly rare home. Not only is it in fabulous shape for its age, but comes with two sources of income: the small apartment on the top floor, and the out building with a garage and twobedroom apartment on top. For all of its many years it still feels like a modern home, a place for the ages. For more information about this home contact Carol Thomas Associate Real Estate Broker with ERA Team VP Real Estate. 716-698-0115.

(Pictured Clockwise) 1. The house was one of the first dairy farms in Olean. At one point it was part of the Underground Railroad. 2. The bank of windows lets in plenty of light on an overcast day. The floor has radiant heat. 3. The large deck off the sunroom leads to the back yard. The barn is in the background.

(Pictured left to right) 1. The updated kitchen has modern appliances. The island holds the dishwasher and the breakfast bar. 2. The sitting room is now the living room. Note the high ceilings and white wainscoting. 3. The large dining room has a nine-foot ceiling. The large windows let in the afternoon light. On the left the door leads to the sunroom.

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In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, the library currently has a display of five articles which detail local veterans and their experiences during the war. Copies of each article are available along with brochures for the Eldred World War II Museum which houses hard copies of these articles along with many displays, maps and artifacts.

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Currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by students at the Ellicottville Central School. There are sunflowers made with old CD discs, scarecrows and fish all made by elementary students. Come checkout these interesting pieces of art. A special “thank you” to the art teacher, Lillian Lechner, for sharing her student’s creations.

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Lyn Weishan Turns 100; Villages only Centurion Marks Birthday

The City Garage; The Best Vibe in the Ski Industry

Connor and James in the back shop

By Chad Neal For three years in a row the City Garage, located on the north end of Monroe Street has been awarded for having the “Best Vibe” by Skiing Business Magazine. The Villager meandered down to the ski shop recently for an interview to find four very enthusiastic characters posing as employees. Connor, James, Tim and Tammy “the elite sales team” were caught unawares, but brought out the vibe the City Garage is awarded for as the interrogation proceeded. Connor was the first to get cornered and questioned. He was whistling as he tuned skis in the state of the art shop in the back of the store. “We have the best tuning shop in town, with all these green machines” he said as he pointed out the tuning apparatuses the City Garage is proud to show off, “we revamped the whole back shop to SWIX (tuning products) and Wintersteiger (tuning machines). New base repairing-makes it faster, easier and more efficient. And converted all waxing to Purl. It makes you go fast, it’s the best wax in the business.”

Owner Sean Lowes, his sister Patra and store manager Trey were absent during the interview, but the fervor of the four employees at the City Garage was very inviting. When asked about new and exciting things at the shop, the Villager was told about the new boot-fitting device and was guided to Tim, the “Boot Fitting Wizard”. Upstairs in the boot-fitting chamber, Tim told the Villager about the SIDAS footbed-making machine. The new system helps “turn out footbeds quicker” using a vacuum system. “Placing your feet on the pillows full of silicone beads, is similar to the way foot doctor places your feet in clay to mold out the shape of the foot,” Tim said, “then we heat the footbed blanks to get them soft and then lay it in the form. The whole point is to get the foot in a neutral position.” James, a votary of M.U.N.G. eagerly told the Villager about the new and trending hard goods the City Garage is dealing this year. He proudly showed off the new award winning K2 boot-line, Ski Magazine’s “Boot of the Year”. And he was also excited to tell the Villager about Skiing Magazine’s “Ski of the Year”, the Line brand, which they have been selling since day one. “Jason Levinthal, a UB Engineering student invented the ski and he pressed his first pair at the Function factory here in Ellicottville.” James said. James also spoke of a popular new boot from Salomon called the “XPro”. “The whole shell of the boot is heat moldable, not just the liner. It gives everyone the possibility of having a performance fit without the time, work and energy.” he said, and added, “We have a wide selection of alpine touring bindings, which makes more of the mountain accessible, and the Alpine Touring boot is gaining steam. A lot of these boots are meant to go down hill, but allow

you to hike more, ‘a special hike mode’. And the biggest thing is how excited we are for this year. There is a quiet rumbling for this year, because of how well the last season ended.” On the descent to the main floor one will notice the racks of snowshoes lining the stairway. “We have a lot of snowshoes,” James said, “from little kids’ to big people trying to climb Mt. Everest. We sell a lot.” The soft goods on the ground floor are plentiful and warm. Tammy was inclined to share her idea of the trending fashions being sold at the City Garage. She showed off the new down skirts, short and long made by the company SKHOOP. “They are hot. Throw it on if you’re going to yoga -over your tights, or walking the dog. The long one has a zipper on the side for more functionality. Great for snowshoeing.” Tammy also told the Villager about the trending new North Face RU14 Village wear, “the official outerwear of the US Olympic Team. It has the stars and stripes and all the athletes are wearing them at the Olympics and around the Olympic Village.” The City Garage’s eyewear line is mostly composed of Smith Optics, goggles and shades. Tammy pointed out the new Chroma Pop Sunglasses by Smith and the I OS and I OX goggles by Smith, which come with two sets of lenses. Other products the City Garage has include boot bags, and slack lines among other things. The seasonal products and lifestyle pieces change over the year, but the style is always on tip. The Award winning City Garage and its employees are “painfully positive” and enjoy every day, as Connor and James were having “the best day ever” and it is understood that they have that every day. Check out the Best Vibe in the Ski Industry at the City Garage.

Photo by John Thomas Lyn Weishan was born Dec. 9th in 1913, a full century ago. It was four years before the US was to enter WW1 and just ten year after the Wright Brothers had made the first airplane flight. Woodrow Wilson had just become President, Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring had its premier in Russia, the Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line, and the Panama Canal was officially completed.

Aparty was held for Mr. Weishan at the United Church. About fourth people attended including his daughter and several of his grandnieces. Town Supervisor John Burrell read a proclamation issued by both the Town and the Village declaring Dec. 9th to be Lynford C. Weishan Day in the Town and Village of Ellicottville. It read in part: Whereas, Mr. Weishans working career spanned 90 years and included Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, The Basket Factory, Jamestown Lounge Company, Ellicottville

Central School, HoliMont, and being self –employed owning his own lawn care business. In addition, form 1921 to 1992, he was a professional fur trapper… Whereas, Mr. Weishans community involvement included being an active member of his church, The United Church of Ellicottville, and seventyfive years on the active roll of the Ellicottville Fire Company, holding many offices including Assistant Chief for twenty years and Chief for ten years. Happy Birthday Lyn Weishan!

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Cont. From Page 5 skirts and slicked back hair will prevail. Another excellent and FUN Gin Mill Music Night will happen this Saturday. Then at 10:00 PM Saturday, The Depot will host their annual Bartenders Ball and Party Night. This totally FUN event, sponsored by Red Bull, will feature music by The Wrong Crowd. Neat tunes, munchies and great camaraderie will prevail. So as Moose always says, if food liquor and laughter are what you are after, The Ellicottville Depot is your place to gather. After another music free

Football SUNDAY, which we hope will include a Bills win over The Jaguars, we move to next week which, besides our grandson Ben’s birthday on Monday, more than likely will have one band performance each day, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. MONDAY’S gig, Church On Monday, might begin at 10:00 PM Sharp in Madigans Up-Stairs Party Bar. Reverend Jack and others might be there doing their normal gig. There is also a chance that The Reverend and others might be there doing a tribute to a well known local we lost last week. If neither of these possibilities happen, The Madigans will be quiet this Monday. We shall see. TUESDAY at 7:00 PM, The Twobadours will return to The

Gin Mill doing their acoustic southern rock to country music show. Red Gray and RP Jones perform this excellent show and continue to make Tuesday a great and FUN Gin Mill music night. WEDNESDAY at 8:00 PM our week’s final music gig will happen also in The Gin Mill with Joe Wagner & Friends doing their long running, traditional, acoustic folk to southern rock music show. The most likely friend will be Pink Gary London. This will bring out some neat acoustic Pink Floyd tunes. There is also a possibility one or more other local musicians may show up making the music & good times in The Gin Mill even better. Hope to see you there. C U Round The Music Scene Good Stuff No Worries

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Cont. From Cover several handmade, beautiful boxes that the pies were in. After the pie was enjoyed the box could be used for storage. Also auctioned were: an Irish Breakfast Basket, hand carved walking sticks, Irish hats, and a turquoise necklace. At Santa’s Workshop families


Story From Cover By Sharon Turano Village officials will re-examine a proposed change to a local law regarding alleys before voting on the matter. A public hearing regarding the proposal to change a 1979 law about alleys was held during a Monday Village Board meeting. Residents voiced concern about


Cont. From Cover parking lot, showing the footcandle readings for the parking area. Parking lot lights are regulated to prevent light from spilling over into a neighbor’s property, and as part of the town’s dark skies initiative. Town Planner Carol Horowitz pointed out that some people are uncomfortable walking into dark areas in a parking lot. In addition there are regulations specifying increased illumination around ATM’s. The board was concerned because Miranda had submitted a lighting plan specifying a particular type of lights, but when Town Engineer Mark Alianello and Tom Abritis


Cont. From Cover A sale-leaseback allows the property owners to sell the property and then immediately lease it from the buyer. The transaction is normal for industrial development agencies to give purchasers a bit of a tax break as they work on projects to build the property according to the mission of the IDA. In addition to the public hearing, Wiktor said he spoke with the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board Chairman, Nancy Rogan about the scope and direction of the project. “My conversation with Mrs. Rogan was merely a courtesy call to let her know where the project was at with the IDA, in terms of the IDA

were brought to the secret location of the workshop. The parents were escorted to a waiting area where they were served refreshments. One at a time their children were taken to a room holding the donated toys. Each child was helped to pick out a gift for his or her brother or sister as well as the mother and father. The gift was then wrapped for the child to present at Christmas. The parents were then provided with a ham to provide Christmas dinner.

The workshop brightened the holiday for about 70 people. The names of the families participating in the workshop are kept secret even from the volunteers. McCarthy and Cappelli want to express their gratitude to those who made the pies, and especially to those who bid on them. As McCarthy says, “It isn’t about the pie. Nobody in their right mind would bid $500 on a pie. It’s just the right thing to do.”

traffic problems that could result from one-way alleys, how changes could impact truck deliveries to area establishments and more. Stating changes were being considered to help accommodate pedestrians, officials determined more study was needed before changing the law. Officials will instead look into whether mirrors could be installed to help alleviate problems, along with looking into other options. In other news, officials decided to set up a committee to discuss Christmas lights and how best to decorate the village in time for

next holiday season. They also received recent bills including one from the town for $5,738 for fall festival policing. A sheriff’s department bill is being awaited. Board members learned health insurance costs increased by about 3.5 percent. Village water use is down about 300,000 gallons from this time last year, however. Board members also voiced concern about doing a flood plain study after learning federal officials have said they do not have funding to generate a map from the work the village paid to do.

were on the property to issue a certificate of occupation, they noticed the lights actually installed varied from the plan. Miranda was at the meeting to explain the difference. They said after the plan had been submitted their supplier had approached them with a proposal to install LED lights in the parking lot, instead of Metal-Halide lights. Although the LEDs cost more to install, over time their lower electric draw would save money in lower electricity bills. They installed the LEDs without changing the layout of the light poles. It turned out that the new lights were significantly brighter than the originals. Their revised illumination plan calls for reducing the number of light poles from 13 to 10. The regulations for measuring the spill light calls for using a photometer at a position five

feet on the other side of the property line (in the adjacent property), holding the meter five feet high, and pointing it at the closest light pole. From this position the amount of light coming into the property should be no more than .01 foot-candles. The actual measured light coming from the Tim Horton’s parking lot was between .02 and .03 footcandles. The developers said they would change the lights to reflect the new plan and install shields on the offending lights, which should solve the problem. A motion was made to hold a public hearing to allow for public comment on the revised plan. The hearing was set for January 9th at 6:oopm. It was determined that the change would not affect the certificate of occupancy or require a SEQRA review.

Board considering this project relating to the final approval at today’s Board Meeting,” he said. “My call to her was just to make her aware that if the IDA Board approves this project on our level. I just wanted to keep her in the loop where we were at on this project.” Phase one of the project involves making the “tall” building on the property into four, two-story apartments. The other building on the property, the “long” building, a former refrigeration unit, will be 10 single-story apartments, according to development manager, Wayne Bacon. A third building is planned to be built on the property that will house 10 more units. The new construction will be along the Great Valley Creek. These apartments are not like the condominiums known in the Ellicottville region. These, according to Bacon, will be

term rental apartments. The facility will offer the apartments for leases on short-term stays, in a classy environment, he added. “We don’t want this to look like a motel, but have a classy look,” he said. The units will not be empty spaces that renters will have to bring bits of home to feel comfortable, project construction manager, Dan Saunders, said. “We have seen over and over that, if you offer an empty space for rent, you will rent it, but you will also have time that it is empty a lot,” Saunders said. “If you fill it with furniture, dishes, internet, cable, you will have it packed out and filled immediately.” Saunders said he has had properties along Chautauqua Lake that have been furnished and have been successful yearround, not just the seasonal occupation that was expected.

2014 Ski Deals Announced Ski Areas of New York (SANY) Roll out Great Deals for 2014

This winter, Ski Areas of New York (SANY) are rolling out 3 great deals to encourage travelers to discover New York’s ski areas. New York has over fifty ski resorts, more than any other state in the country, ideal for everyone from beginner to expert skiers and snowboarders. Equally important, as any northeast ski enthusiast knows, New York’s ski areas are meticulously maintained. They pride themselves on using the latest technology to provide the finest facilities and winter experiences. This year, New York ski resorts have invested millions of dollars in everything from new high-speed lifts and improved snow-making to children’s programming. Following are Ski Areas of New York’s (SANY) 2013/2014 winter season offers: Holiday Valley (anytime) and HoliMont (weekdays only) will offer $12 Lift

Tickets on December 19, 2013 and January 9, 2014, when 10,000 skiers per day will be able to take advantage of $12 lift tickets through the Discover New York Skiing promotion at 26 participating ski areas across the state. Organized by Ski Areas of New York (SANY), the promotion is an expansion of last year’s popular 10-10-10 one-day deal. Tickets must be reserved and paid in advance and are the perfect start to a long weekend getaway. For details, visit http://www. (external link). SANY is offering free lift tickets and learn to ski packages for young skiers and snowboarders throughout the 2013-2014 winter ski season at Holiday Valley and 24 other ski areas across the state. Last year’s “Kids Ski Free Fourth Grade” program has been expanded this year to include the third grade. Passes in the form of

a Passport must be obtained in advance, and there’s a $22 processing fee for the season. For details, visit http://www. (external link). January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Holiday Valley and other New York ski areas are stepping up with a great deal. Last year, a majority of the state’s ski areas participated in providing significantly discounted ski and snowboarding lessons. This year, 28 NYS Ski Areas are offering learn to ski and snowboard packages which include lifts, lessons and rentals for $35 (some blackout dates apply and shipping and handling charges will apply at time of purchase). To obtain a Learn to Ski $35 voucher, go to (external link). You must pay in advance and take your voucher to the ski area that you selected for your Learn to Ski and Snowboard experience.



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GIRLS & BOYS BOWLING 12/12 • 3:30 pm West Valley @ Springville Lanes 12/14 9:30 am Alleg/Limestone @ Cascade, Springville 12/18 • 3:30 pm Gowanda @ K&L Lanes, Gowanda

12/13 • 7:30 pm @ Catt/Little Valley 12/19 • 5:30 pm Franklinville Tournament 12/21 • TBD Franklinville Tournament

GIRLS JV BASKETBALL 12/13 • 6:00 pm @ Catt/Little Valley 12/27 • 12:00 pm JCC Holiday Tourn. 12/28 • TBD JCC Holiday Tournament

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Cheap Trick: December 29, 2013 : Seneca Allegany Casino

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Community Calender this fun-filled musical that will have audiences spirits lifted just in time for the Holidays! December 14 Olean Sports and Social Club Holiday Scavenger Hunt The Olean Sports and Social Club will host a Holiday Scavenger Hunt to help raise money for the Olean Food Pantry (external link). The event is open to adults over the age of 21 and will take place in the city of Olean and will include stops at local businesses. December 18 Snowmobile Trails Officially Open Cattaraugus County - Snowmobile trails officially open December 18, with a little help from Mother Nature of course. For a free map of the trails in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, please call 1-800-3310543. December 29 Seneca Allegany Casino Presents Cheap Trick Salamanca - Classic rock band Cheap Trick, a perennial entertainment favorite among Seneca Casinos fans, comes to Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, N.Y. for a 5 p.m. performance on Sunday, December 29.

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December 13 December 13 Movies Return to the Ray Evans Theater! Friends of Good Music Season Presents a Salamanca - Movies will once again be shown Holiday Concert with Spanish Brass at the Historic Ray Evans Theater in Salamanca. St. Bonaventure - Remembering their great “The Lemon Drop Kid” will be shown on success of the opening concert of the 2008/09 December 13th, 14th and 15th at the Theater season, Friends of Good Music is inviting on Main St. This will mark the first time movies Spanish Brass to return for this year’s Holiday have been played at the theater in decades. New Concert. One of the world’s finest brass quintets, improvements to the theater and purchasing of Spanish Brass celebrated its 20th Anniversary last equipment have made this possible. year with packed houses and cheering crowds all over the world. December 12 – 31 Upcoming Acts at the Casino Bar at Seneca December 13 & 14 Allegany Casino Christmas in Gowanda Salamanca - •December 13 / Shaky Ray & The Gowanda - Christmas in Gowanda is full of Cobalt Blues Band (Blues) / 8 PM-Midnight old fashioned traditions like movies in the • December 14 / Robert “Freightrain” Parker Hollywood Theater, letters to Santa and free (Jazz) / 4:30 PM-8:30 PM • December 14 / wagon rides to spread good cheer! Don’t forget The Chuck Sirko Project (Rock) / 9 PM-1 AM the train rides on Saturday! This will be a two· December 20 / Coyote (Country) / 8 PM- day celebration full of family activities. Festivities Midnight • December 21 / Bluze Inn (Rock/ start on Friday Dec 13th at 6:00pm and last Pop/Blues) / 4:30 PM-8:30 PM · December through 9:00pm. 21 / ZOAR (Rock) / 9 PM-1 AM · December 27 / Red Rhythm (Blues) / 8 PM-Midnight • December 13 & 14 December 28 / Robert “Freightrain” Parker Plaid Tidings at JCC’s Cutco Theater (Jazz) / 4:30 PM-8:30 PM · December 28 / Olean - Olean Theatre Company is performing Coyote (Country) / 9 PM-1 AM • December this Holiday musical that followed up one of the 31 / Robert “Freightrain” Parker (Jazz) / 1 PM-4 most popular musicals in recent history! Forever PM · December 31 / Coyote (Country) / 4:30 Plaid was the off-Broadway musical that was PM-7:30 PM · December 31 / Red Rhythm renowned and now performed internationally. (Blues) / 8 PM-11 PM • December 31 / Shaky The writer has come up with a Holiday show Ray & The Cobalt Blues Band (Blues) / 11:30 featuring the same quartet from the original. PM-2:30 AM The Olean Theatre Company is set to perform

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HARD MAPLE FIREWOOD FOR SALE. 4ft x 8ft cord. Custom sizes split and delivered to your door. Comes with a NYS certificate of origin. Call Josh. 585-307-3169. Available October 7th.

SERVICES AVAILABLE Why buy furniture from China? We have been repairing and refinishing good old “Made in USA” furniture for over 35 years. Five Points Custom Woodworking. 716-938-6315, email at fivepnts@ Carpet Cleaning: CPR, your COMPLETE PROPERTY RESOURCE for Carpet & upholstery cleaning, rental property turn-around service. Interior & Exterior Maintenance & Concierge Services. Call 716-353-0500 or email Crystal Clear Windows –Cold weather window cleaning available. Why waste your million dollar view? Contact 716-903-5339.

WANTED Wanted: A cash register business is booming at the north end of Monroe St. in Ellicottville. See Sean at The City Garage. WANTED: Full Time Cleaner. For winter season at the Telemark Motel. Weekends a must. Detail oriented and dependable. Call 716-699-4193.

FOR RENT Office Space Available at 39 Mill Street, 510 Square Feet. Build to suite. $468.00 a month plus utilities. 716-699-4516 UPSCALE...ROOMY...1 BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR RENT MUST SEE...MINS FROM ELLICOTTVILLE...APPLIANCES INCLUDED...PRIVATE SETTING. CALL MARGIE FOR MORE INFORMATION: 716-244-0608. Ellicottville village one bedroom apartment rent free in exchange for housekeeping chores. Nonsmoker, no pets and a background check will be required. Available in November / December. Please send a resume and references to Jane Joyce 15625 Cothelstone Lane Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 or email resume and references to ONLY TWO LEFT> Reduced Rate Town Homes. Expires 12-1-2013. One Executive, 3 sleeping areas, Full Amenities beyond most. Pine Tree 38 more budget minded. Lots of options. Prefer yearly 814-726-1108. FOR SALE OR RENT. 7262 Poverty Hill Rd, Ellicottville. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath house and 14 acres. Outrageous renovation with cathedral ceilings, cedar siding, natural wood. Large LR, DR, and kitchen. First floor laundry. Freshly painted, with new LR carpet. 249K. Will consider partial owner financing or cash discount. Rental includes entire house, less 1 bedroom/bath which has separate entrance. Easily sleeps 8. $350/night, minimum 2 nights, short-term rentals only. 716-5743179 or Seasonal rental: Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. 
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 Available monthly, weekly, and weekends too. For Rent- Furnished 3-bedroom 1 Bath. Town house, washer & drier included. Walk to town. Seasonal or year round. Call 716-510-7960 or 716-823-8376 For Rent: One bedroom unfurnished apartment in village, walk to town! Looking for year ‘round tenant. $550 per month plus utilities, possible discount for lite housekeeping. Private entrance, washer/dryer, off street parking, no pets, no smoking. Available December 1st. Call 440-821-6680 or 440-821-6681 VILLAGE HOME RENTAL. 3 bedroom, with laundry facilities. Will sleep 10. Short term rentals only. Call 905-320-9926 or email

EMPLOYMENT FALLING WATERS SPA at Holiday Valley Looking for Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Nail Tech. Please call Brandy at 716-677-9700. For Dina’s at HoliMont: Catering and Counter/Cashier positions available for 2013 – 2014 Ski season. Please fill out application at Dina’s Restaurant, 15 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731, 716 699 5330

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Large Print Available Library Titles In Large Print Ready For Checkout

The library has over 170 large print titles available for checkout. In addition the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System outreach department loans us twenty different large print books every three months for our patrons to check out Our current selection includes a variety of mysteries, westerns and best-selling authors.

Book Club

The Ellicottville Library Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The December 11th book is “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group!

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

Winter Blues : January 3&4, 2014 : Ellicottville, NY

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ML# B440652 $129,000

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MLS# B417648 $349,900

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ML# B442993 $135,000

ML# B442909 $68,000

ML# B443109 $339,000

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ML# B443110 $219,000


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Unit #304 MLS# B426504

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Unit #202 MLS# B426357

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4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Queen Anne Style Victorian Home on Double Village Lot Andree McRae

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Pristine 3+ bdr, 3 bath end unit with an awesome view of Holiday Valley Tina Dillon

ML# B424527 $279,900


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