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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 6 December 7 - 13, 2017

Volume 12 ~ Issue 50

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Cattaraugus County’s Community Newspaper

CCIDA Year in Review Development Agency Looks Back on Productive Year

Public House of Ellicottville Buffalo Brand Brings It’s “Craft Casual” to EVL

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The Development Agency has been involved in various projects for the year including manufacturing, education, tourism, and commercial ventures. In Little Valley, the Ellicottville Brewing Company has taken over an old industrial site for a new bottling and educational facility.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

As the year comes to a close, CCIDA Executive Director Corey Wiktor looked back on a good year for the agency. He gave an update on a recent project endorsed by the agency. Six Smiths Properties LLC in Randolph has acquired two

Another new “Pub” has opened up in the village of Ellicottville. “Pub” being short for Public House. A public house which is old key for bar, tavern, or even Inn where the public is welcome in to sup, imbibe and perhaps spend the night. The new public house in

Ellicottville is The Public House, the third restaurant of the same name opened up by Frank and Sara Testa along with their partners which is located where Cadillac Jacks previously served the public on Monroe St. between Cupcaked and Gado Gado. They opened their See “HOUSE” Page 7

Irish Christmas Success

Community Event Next Thursday in Salamanca

Bob McCarthy’s Annual Fundraiser Helps People in Need

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Thursday, December 7th, 8PM

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Wednesday, December 13th, 8PM

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Views From My Deck: ...Page 5 While Listening to Christmas Music

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By Chad Neal

Santa’s Coming!

BLEEDING HEARTS Friday, December 8th, 7PM TIM BRITT Saturday, December 9th, 6PM

properties in the village. They are renovating the properties that have stood empty for at least five years. The company is going to revitalize the laundromat, and create a mixed-use commercial space on the street level and refurbish the two apartments on the second

By Carol Fisher As I start this, the radio is playing in the background. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” “A pair of Hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots…” and, “dolls that talk and go for a walk…” Goodness, times have changed! For our young readers, Hopalong Cassidy, in 1949, became the first network western television series. Can you think of others of that genre? Hoppy was a good guy who helped everyone in need and taught our generation about kindness and helpfulness. Not quite the Beevus and Butthead of the times.

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Performance To Take Place Dec. 17th in Salamanca & E’ville The Salamanca/Ellicottville area Christmas Cantata Choir is gearing up for its performance on December 17th; at 3:00 in the First United Congregational Church on 134 Broad Street in Salamanca, and at 7:00PM.....

Story By John Thomas Staff Writer

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Cattaraugus Community Action will host its 11th annual Santa’s Carnival for the children of Cattaraugus County. This year’s Carnival is sure to be as much fun as previous years – if not more! Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Buddy the Elf will be on hand for photoops. Santa’s Carnival is a holiday event for community children held at Cattaraugus Community Action, 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca, New York.  Each of CCA’s departments creates games, crafts, and contests for our young visitors.  Eric Jones will be joining us to turn your little cherubs’ little faces into funny holiday caricatures! Events will also include face painting, crafts, and games for holiday fun. Every child leaves

“An evening of Irish Magic” is how Bob McCarthy used to describe his annual fundraiser, and it was again. The event, now officially named for its originator, Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas, took place last Friday, December 1 and raised money again for the Rotary’s Santa’s Workshop. For many it felt as if Bob was there in spirit as the auction raised over $14,000; a bit more than last year’s event. Greg Cappelli, chairman of the event, estimated the crowd at about 200. Perhaps a few less than last year, but he feels the lighter crowd made for a more successful auction. “We had more spotters this year, the auction went smoother, and we were able to auction more items.” There was even one Bob McCarthy birdhouse, held out from

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ECS Debates Annexation

Senior Trip in Limbo as Alternate Plans Arise

EBC began the evening with a donation of $1,143 to the cause. The money was collected from sales of EBC’s special Bob McCarthy’s Celtic Red, sold in various bars around the Village during the St Patrick’s holiday. Ed Fredrickson’s handmade reclaimed wood chest was auctioned for $1,600.

EVGV Trail Clears Hurdle

Rec. Trail Makes Strides Towards Construction

By Sharon Turano As Ellicottville Central School District officials contemplate annexation with the West Valley School District, Town Planning Board Member John Zerfas wants them to remember the 20 percent of town residents that live in the West Valley district. He visited an Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting to request the board keep those residents in mind. The school’s officials were previously asked to consider an annexation study, with terms of that study being reviewed. Also during the Tuesday meeting, officials said two lockdown drills will be held before the holiday break. The district has also recently installed 70 new security cameras. They also noted, scheduling has already begun for next school year, as has review of possible combining more sports with other districts. For instance, fall swimming may be combined with Salamanca or Allegany’s. Year-end event planning is also underway, as the senior trip is in limbo, reported Superintendent Robert Miller. He said some students are planning an alternate trip to that was previously approved by the school’s board of education. Since less students would be going on the approved trip to the Adirondacks, it may increase costs for those going. It is uncertain whether that will make it feasible for the trip to commence.

The pergola will be the starting point the EVGV Recreational Trail. It was built by Terry Fuller’s BOCES carpentry and construction class.

Story and Photo By John Thomas Staff Writer

The Ellicottville Great Valley Recreational Trail has cleared several of many obstacles on its way to begin construction. In the path were such diverse problems as permits, landowners, wetlands, historical sites, and even bats. Town Engineer Mark Alianello has been working with the EVGV Trail committee to help get the project underway. Last year BOCES students under the direction of Terry Fuller built a pergola to serve as See “TRAIL” Page 8

Ellicottville Christmas Party : December 7th, 2017 : Villaggio: Ellicottville NY

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Publisher’s Word

The Weather Outside is Bound to Get Frightful … NEW TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT!



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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




Two Unit home plus shop and outbuildings close to town, slopes, school, offers great annual gross income and potential. MLS#B494077…$155,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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Minutes to everything, yet private and peaceful, this pristine 5+ acre lot is located in popular subdivision with additional lot available. MLS#B1045211…$39,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Living in snow country, I’m sure everyone is certainly aware of two things: the snow and ice will be here and the driving can be treacherous! Prepare yourself for the slippery conditions and for any roadside emergencies you

may run into. Here are some tips for those who are not already prepared: Always keep the top half of your gas tank full. It can give you better traction and gives you a margin for error if you get stuck and need to keep the engine running to keep you warm. If you’re stuck in a serious storm, do not leave your car. Run the engine periodically and wait for help. Carry blankets, water, a flashlight, a shovel and something to chow on in case of an emergency. Update your vehicle’s safety kit by including the above, plus sand or kitty litter to provide some traction. Jumper cables, lock deicer and (of course!) an ice

scraper are “must haves.” In poor visibility or even white-out conditions, don’t drive faster than you can see ahead. High speeds in poor or no visibility can lead to large chain reaction accidents. Remember: Mom and Dad want to see you arrive safely – if you’re a little late, they won’t care! Leave space between your vehicle and the one in front of you, and don’t drink and drive. And, of course – always BUCKLE UP! So, dear reindeer, I mean – readers, respect the winter driving conditions. If it’s really nasty out there, stay home, open a nice bottle of wine and bake some Christmas cookies! Until next week …JZC

Happy Birthday

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 1,478 - Year to date 78,540

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Doesn’t get any better than this onebedroom ground floor location on the Wall slope at HV, you can ski from your door! MLS#B465716…$87,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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Over 5000 sf of custom log home, 5 BR/ 4.2 BA, 2 master suites, wide plank floors, 2 stone FP’s, multiple decks, HT, ski in/out access. MLS#1006259…$1,295,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Bright open layout in this double wide situated on nearly 1 acre. Front & back decks to take in the beautiful scenery. Oversized 2-car garage! MLS#B1026700…$79,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Tucked just outside of the vlg. of Ellicottville you will find this 5.6 acre building lot. Wooded, with picturesque views all year round! MLS#B1033930…$18,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




4/2 home sits 5 miles from the Village of E’ville. Featuring wide plank wd flrs & open kitchen/dining. Two car garage on lower level! MLS#B1022270…$212,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Enjoy the sights & convenience of Ellicottville in this 1700 sq ft condo that takes urban sophistication to a whole new level, includes parking! MLS#B1064606…$525,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Slope views in this 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – living and family rm, 2 FP, huge open kitchen, on 5 acres with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! MLS#B1016839…$529,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Be a part of this new project from the ground up! Located off Poverty Hill (near the old Concord Club) you will find this to be built chalet on 5 ac! MLS#B1028786…$389,999 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Recently updated 3br 2.5 bath with covered hot tub deck!! Low Utilities, no HOA fees & fully furnished!! MLS#B1031401…$259,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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Bob McCarthy’s Irish X-Mas A Magic evening - “Bob McCarthy’s” Irish Christmas

Ellicottville Brewing Company, was magic this past Friday night as Bob’s presence was obvious to all that attended Bob McCarthy’s 12th annual Irish Christmas. The evening started off with Dan Minner, EBC’s Head Brew master, donating $1,141.00 (The proceeds from their sales of Bob McCarthy’s Celtic Red -$1 from each pint sold around St. Patrick ’s Day). Then MC Phil Bund, took over for what proved to be another successful “Pie Auction”. Deb Burkhard commented that the generosity that this village shows is a constant surprise. Bob’s friends were there from all over western NY, Ohio, PA and Southern Ontario and opened up their hearts and wallets to support Rotary’s Family Support and Santa’s workshop. The event brought in over $14,000.00 with more donations arriving daily, setting a new record. Beth, Laura, JP and the entire EBC staff provided a dose

of Ellicottville hospitality beyond compare. Although the crowd was a little smaller than last year, with the new layout, clear sound (Thanks Devin) and room to move made the night go very well. A special thanks to Dina’s, EBC, Katy’s, Madigans, The Silver Fox and Villaggio who each donated a special dish for “Taste of Ireland” for the crowd to enjoy. EBC also mixed some special Irish Cocktails to get the bidders in the mood. Special thanks to The Gin Mill who painted & decorated Bob’s wagon as well as making a generous donation to the event. Thanks to the bakers (too many to thank) whose special desserts were done by Bob’s friends as a tribute to him and this tradition. Rotary thanks their friends who helped make this such a great success - Ed & Deb Frederickson, Phil Bund, Jim Watson, Jan Carscallen, Katy & Victor Arena, Tom & Helen Bradish, Kegs

Keighley, Tom Kneeland, Sally & Mike Nickolson, John & Anne Northup, Dennis and Jane Eshbaugh, Anne Marie Ranger, Judy Brown, Dave Salvucci, Jay Stoddard, Chet Zuchelli and so many others. When asked how did this start, McCarthy would answer “It started with a little magic”. To be sure the magic came in the form Ellicottville’s residents, both permanent and part timers who attended and bid for the great auction items which even included a McCarthy original. Ed Frederickson knocked it out of the park again with his unique creations. His wooden chest was the highest bid item at $1,600 (BTW Mike Young bought it and donated it to someone in the crowd), while Ed’s unique birdhouse won by Sean & Erin Cornelius for $550. The real thanks goes to those who attended, those who bid as their form of donation and those who dropped off gifts for Santa’s Workshop to make Christmas a little special for less fortunate families. You know Bob would have been in awe by the donations and creations made by so many generous donors. This year you all helped 29 families and a total of 122 people have a great holiday season ……………..and that is the real magic. Bob we all miss you but we will continue your tradition of giving. Thank you Ellicottville.

Parking Ban in Ellicottville Winter Parking Requirements from November 1 - March 31 To all residents and visitors to the Village of Ellicottville: There is a Winter Parking Ban in the Village. This Ban affects Washington Street from Jefferson Street to Mill Street: and Monroe Street from Elizabeth Street to Martha Street and is in effect from November 1 thru March 31 annually. There is NO PARKING on these streets 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. to allow the Village D.P.W. to remove snow in the Village Business District. This parking ban will be enforced daily regardless of snow conditions. Furthermore, please do not leave vehicles parked on or across sidewalks which would interfere with the removal of snow by the Village sidewalk plow. Thank you for your cooperation. Ellicottville Police Department

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Sylvester “Tut” Ebert ~ 1928 - 2017

BLUFFTON, S.C. - Sylvester “Tut” Ebert, 89, of Bluffton, and formerly of Ellicottville, N.Y., died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 23, 2017). Mr. Ebert was born on Aug. 7, 1928, in Mansfield, N.Y., one of 14 children of the late Charles and Estelle Ebert. Mr. Ebert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Following his military tenure he worked as a truck driver for many years.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville, N.Y., and attended Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bluffton. He was a member of the American Legion in Ellicottville, N.Y. He enjoyed bowling, golf, horseshoes, baseball, snowmobiling, hunting, billiards, playing euchre and watching football. Tut is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Vivian Ranke Ebert; a son, John (Mindy) Ebert; a daughter, Karen Stokes; brothers Alfred (Joan) Ebert and Harry (Sheila) Ebert; a sister, Beatrice Martinez; grandchildren Tracy Stokes, Patrick (Rosie) Ebert and Michelle (Luis) Martinez; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Tut was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 2, 2017, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway, Bluffton, S.C., 29910. A second memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 9, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242 East, Ellicottville, NY 14731. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 656, Ellicottville, NY 14731 or to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va., 23060-9979. Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family.

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Performance To Take Place December 17th in Salamanca & Ellicottville

The Salamanca/Ellicottville area Christmas Cantata Choir is gearing up for its performance on December ,17th; at 3:00 in the First ,United Congregational ,Church on 134 Broad Street ,in Salamanca, and at 7:00 y y d

at the Holy Name of Mary Church on 22 Jefferson Street in Ellicottville. The 40 member choir, under the direction of Annette Ieda, has been practicing every Sunday since October 29th. This volunteer organization has

been hard at work learning the music for this year’s production of “The Season of Praise” by Joseph M. Martin, which portrays the Christmas Story of the birth of Christ and all the events that led up to it through beautiful songs, and meaningful narrations. The choir will be accompanied by Nikki White on piano and Courtney Robinson on the flute. Proceeds from a free-will offering taken at each production will go to benefit area food pantries. Following each concert will be a reception. “ This is a wonderful way to relax and take in the true meaning of Christmas, amid all the hustle and bustle of your holiday preparations. Please come and share this event with us,” stated Annette Ieda. You will be glad you did!

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Views from my Deck:

Tina Dillon Cell:

While Listening to Christmas Music

As I start this, the radio is playing in the background. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” “A pair of Hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots…” and, “dolls that talk and go for a walk…” Goodness, times have changed! For our young readers, Hopalong Cassidy, in 1949, became the first network western television series. Can you think of others of that genre? Hoppy was a good guy who helped everyone in need and taught our generation about kindness and helpfulness. Not quite the Beevus and Butthead of the times. These days, asking for a toy pistol is not quite politically correct, now, is it? Tinkertoys, anyone? Yes, they are still available. Google them. But, the walking doll!!! When I was ten, and my family on a lean budget, I remember receiving a doll that walked to reinforce therapy for relearning to walk after a long hospitalization. Dolly was hard, about two feet tall, and I kind of had to swivel her shoulders back and forth as her rubberized shoes clung to the floor and moved the legs. She had artificial hair that I could comb and eyes that closed when I lay her down. Oh, how I loved her. And yes, she did encourage me to walk to make her walk. Smart parents. Parents are naming their new babies animal names these days. Per Huff Post there were 73 kiddoes named Sparrow (9 boys) in the US this past year. Other animal names were Raven (mostly girls), Fox (mostly boys), Wren, Fawn, Falcon (7 girls), with Lion,

Tiger and Wolf being reserved just for the boys. Hmm, don’t you wonder when Finch will appear on the list? Due at Christmas time, I was named Carol. Makes sense. Here’s the newest on babymaking front. The first baby in the US was recently born from a transplanted uterus. They’ve been doing it in Sweden for a while, but you know how things go here. S l o w l y. Good stuff coming up the pike in the world of medicine. Speaking of … did you know that Medical Marijuana is now legal in NYS for specific needs? But, whoa! Health care plans do not cover it. Yet, they cover Viagra and some cosmetic surgery. Go figure. My heart goes out to the parents of those children stricken with epilepsy (they can die from SUDEP – unexpected, not accidental death), MS, and cancer or older folks with ALS or Parkinson’s, migraines, etc. Here’s another thing to consider. Our precious elderly living in nursing facilities are often “written up” for being resistive, uncooperative and combative, when in fact they are in pain. Instead of sending them for psychiatric evaluation or being placed on anti-anxiety or antipsychotic meds, which, once they wear off begin the cycle all over again, caregivers, family members or ombudsmen need to advocate for good pain control. Oh, my, our nursing homes need to totally shift their paradigm in dealing with our elders. You can start by insisting that your people are properly attended and cared for. Pay special attention to them during the holidays to

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of friendly flora. Consider taking a quality probiotic supplement. 3. VITAMIN C Many of us hit the orange juice or eat extra oranges or grapefruits during the winter months. Citrus and other red fruits and veggies (red peppers, strawberries and even leafy greens) contain vitamin C, which helps protect and support the immune system. It also strengthens the cardiovascular system, supports eye health and more. 4. VITAMIN D3 Longcherished for its support of the bones, vitamin D3 (the sunlight vitamin) is opening eyes for its immune-system benefits. Researchers are studying this nutrient to find out how it helps support immunity. It appears to help regulate the function of lymphocytes (an important type of white blood cells), the production of cytokines (another key white blood cell) and the activity of macrophages (protein messengers vital to immune function). 5. GARLIC This flavorful and aromatic member of the onion family stimulates the production of important white blood cells. Garlic also helps quench free radicals in the bloodstream. It even supports heart health. 6. ELDERBERRY The western U.S. and Canada are home to the Sambucus nigra or elderberry. Its properties have been studied by many scientists, and for good reason! It contains principals that stimulate the body to make cytokines, a type of protein molecule that enhances the immune system’s response to attacks. This dark-colored berry also contains powerful antioxidants, including anthocyanins. 7. MUSHROOMS Most people think of mushrooms as

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What’s Shakin’ In E’ville: Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville is the Town to Be In By MouthSayTongue Some serious snow is in the forecast, the holidays are getting close and Christmas music is in the air. I know everybody’s anxious to get this ski season under way. Until then there’s plenty of music to get out and listen to. The Gin Mill always gets things going on Thursday with Joseph and Johnson from 8-11pm. These fellows play an acoustic percussive cover set of oldies from the 60’s-90’s that you can dance or sing along with. With 26 draft beers and a late night kitchen it’s the place to be. FRIDAY We get the official weekend rolling at Balloons with The Bleeding Hearts from 7-10pm. These five time Buffalo Music Award winners play a lively set of cover tunes for your dancing enjoyment and are coming up on three decades of playing together. Dj Xcite will follow in the sound booth with some hiphop for you to get your swerve on. Let their experienced wait staff mix you up a cocktail to soothe the savage beast. We head back to The Gin

Mill for Two Guys Drinking Beer from 9-1am. This duo has been playing in this town for as long as I can remember and provide a rousing night of covers that have the crowd on their feet. The kitchen is open till midnight and the beers always flowing. Try the Gin Mill Lager. Down the street on Washington, Madigans will have pool and foosball for you competitive weekend warriors and Dj Cobra Con will be in the sound booth bangin out the funk for your crunk from 10-2am. The Green Bar All-stars will be slingin drinks from behind the pine. SATURDAY Saturday kicks off at Balloons with The Tim Britt Band, making their debut, on the main stage from 6-9:30pm. These guys play an acoustic set of original and cover material that’s a roots style of music. Dj Kage will follow in the sound booth grinding out some groove music that you can get your slide on too on their two dance floors. We head over to the other side of Monroe Street to Villaggio where Max Moscato will be

playing an acoustic set from 8-11pm. Some easy listening to accompany your Italian feast. Cucina raffinata. Next up, The Gin Mill has Big Sauce Trio from 9-1am. This Buffalo band plays a little bit of everything and list the Allman Bros, Hendrix and The Dead as some of their influences. They rock pretty hard for a three-piece band. Don’t forget 26 draft beers and the latest kitchen in E’ville. Madigans will have Dj TSwift spinning some dance tunes from 10-2am for a little glide to your slide. Load up on your holiday shots and beers while your there. I also want to welcome The Public House at 24 Monroe Street as the newest addition to the Restaurant list here in town. They will host their grand opening Saturday starting at 5pm. They own two other restaurants up in Hamburg and Buffalo. Glad to have you. Monday night football fans, get your wing face on at Balloons every Monday See MUSIC page 8

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floor. Mr. Wiktor said, “The best part is the access to new housing, especially for people that want to live in the village.” He pointed out the Development Agency has been involved in various projects for the year including manufacturing, education, tourism, and commercial ventures. In Little Valley, the Ellicottville Brewing Company has taken over an old industrial site for a new bottling and educational facility. The merits of the new brownfield remediation PILOT program have been proven with the development of Olean Gateway LLC. The project is bringing a hotel/shopping center development to Olean that will be a destination shopping experience. The IDA was involved in roughly $26 Million Dollars worth of projects and investments in 2017. One venture receiving


Cont. From Cover doors on Friday December 1 to get a start on the season as the Christmas Stroll was afoot that weekend. This Saturday the 9th is the Grand Opening and Christmas Party at the Public House EVL location. The Villager recently got in touch with the owners and found out more about them. The Villager (V): When did you open your first restaurants and where? Sara Testa (ST): 2014 The Public House of Buffalo 1206 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216 – 2015 The Public House on the Lake 4914 Lake Shore Rd. hamburg, NY 14075. V: What made you want to start one in Ellicottville? ST: We all love to ski and snowboard and love the area. We love the small town feel and ski town vibe. We are truly a neighborhood bar and thought we would fit in well down here. V: When did you make the final decision? ST: We looked at a few locations in town and fell in love with the building when we walked into it. The previous owners Tom and


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with prizes, decorations, toys, and homemade Christmas cookies and hot cocoa. This year they will be raffling off a giant, filled Christmas stocking. Santa’s

Success Cont. From Cover last year’s auction that was sold for a high bid. As every year, admission to the event was an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl. People came to honor Bob from as far away as Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Ontario. The evening began with Head Brew Master for EBC, Dan Minner, announcing a donation of $1,143. The money was collected from sales of EBC’s special Bob McCarthy’s Celtic Red, sold in various bars around the Village during the St Patrick’s holiday. Auctioneer Phil Bund kept the auction moving. As in past years, the pies were auctioned with special “pie boxes,” designed to hold the pies, but mostly holding precious memories of Bob McCarthy. Ed Fredrickson created unique handcrafted birdhouses and a chest that were the hits of

direct funding from the CCIDA is the YEA! program run by Southern Tier West. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a program designed to turn high school students into genuine, confident entrepreneurs. The students generate business ideas, conduct market studies, develop a product and launch their own company. IDA’s reach into commercial ventures includes a very large commercial solar farm in Olean. Contracts have been signed for the farm to deliver solar power to Olean General Hospital, St. Bonaventure, and the City of Olean, all at significant cost savings. In discussing the Olean Gateway project, Mr. Wiktor said to many people it looks as though little has changed with the abandoned brownfield over the past several years. He pointed out there were some delays while the engineering was done to remediate the extensive pipelines, electrical and fiber optic lines in the area. The state DOT had concerns regarding the

existing infrastructure and how best to work around it. The Director also discussed possible new marketing ideas, both to help brand the CCIDA and attract attention to Cattaraugus County. Part of that includes a Canadian marketing initiative designed to create awareness with Canadian companies about development opportunities in this county. Wiktor mentioned increasing its Facebook presence and develop a new website. A contract has been signed with iEvolve Technology to create the new site and domain name. The Agency continues to work with its partners: Invest Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Empire State Development, and various commercial real estate developers. The Director made a 45-minute presentation to 70 NYSCAR (New York State Commercial Association of Realtors) professionals on the various parcels of land and buildings available in Cattaraugus County.

Tina Zerbian did a great job renovating. V: Is the Ellicottville store similar to the other ones? ST: This location is most similar in size to the Hertel location. We are used to high volume with the lake location in the summer. We like to adjust and cater to our surroundings and have made changes to fit in with the surrounding neighborhood. We do anticipate the volume in the winter to be similar to the lake location. V: What is your specialty? ST: Craft Casual!!! We hand make everything on the menu. We specialize in craft beer. We currently have 20 beers on tap that are constantly changing. We also have 50 bottles and cans. We also have a large selection of bourbons, scotch’s and whiskeys. V: Do you anticipate bar crowds or more dinners and such? ST: We have a downstairs bar with 5 tables and a cozy atmosphere. We also have approximately 70 seats upstairs which includes larger tables that seat up to 15. V: How many employees do you currently have? Local or brought in form other stores? ST: We currently have 20 employees, half of which are local and half we are bringing

from the lake location. Testa went on to add, “We are super excited to be here and are looking forward to joining the local community in growing together. We have truly loved the people we have met so far and look forward to the upcoming season.” The Public House of Ellicottville has a facebook page, and their website is They can also be reached at 716-699-9001. The Villager also caught up with Tim McIntyre who is a partner with the Testas. McIntyre sent a copy of the menu and told The Villager they will have hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and live music at the Grand Opening on Saturday staring at 8pm. The Nay Jays will be headlining to help welcome the new setup to the village. McIntyre shared the menu which contains The Public House’s own versions of favorites and specialties. “We will also be adding pizza to the menu soon.” McIntyre said, “Our entrées will rotate weekly as our specials. Our menu is hand made - “craft casual” as we like to say. We anticipate our Buffalo favorites will be a hit (naturally), but our quality, portions and service will be the star of the show!”

Carnival is free and open to all community children. This year’s event has been made possible by generous contributions of private donors, the Toymakers of Randolph, the Hotel Westgate, the I.O.O.B. Club of Franklinville, the Sons of the American Legion #535, the Holy Cross Athletic

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the auction. One of those birdhouses was won by Sean and Erin Cornelius for $550. Local restaurants provided the “Taste of Ireland.” Katie’s brought Irish Mac N’Cheese; the Silver Fox had Bangers and Mash. Other restaurants that contributed: Dina’s, Madigan’s and Villaggio. Special thanks go to the Gin Mill for repainting, installing electric circuits and lighting on the toy wagon. The Rotary wanted to offer special thanks to those who attended, and Tom & Helen Bradish, Kegs Keighley, Tom Kneeland, Sally & Mike Nickolson, John & Anne Northup, Anne Marie Ranger, Judy Brown, Dave Salvucci, Jay Stoddard, Chet Zuchelli, Jan Carscallen, Ed & Deb Frederickson and Dennis & Jane Eshbaugh. Last but hardly least: thanks to EBC for going all out to host the event. Each year Santa’s Workshop helps some of our less fortunate neighbors have a merry Christmas. The names of the families assisted by the

workshop are held in strict confidence. At the workshop, the parents are taken to a separate room where they are entertained. Their children go separately to the gift shop to pick out a present for their parents and siblings – that’s what the toys are for. The families are provided with Christmas dinner fixings, and gift certificates for an evening of family entertainment, bowling or a night at the movies. This year Irish Christmas helped 29 families and a total of 122 people to have a merrier Christmas. It was one of Ed Fredrickson’s auction items that provided the most poignant moment of the evening. Up for auction was his handmade reclaimed wood chest. Mike Young won the chest for a whopping $1,600. A woman standing next to him (we’re withholding her name to spare her possible embarrassment) sighed and said, “I really wanted that chest.” Mr. Young turned to her and said, “it’s yours.” Irish Magic indeed.

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Community Calender December 9th Youth Snowmobile Safety Course Gear up for winter fun by attending this Free Snowmobile Safety Course, required for youth riders. Presented by the Franklinville Snowmobile Club, the class will be held on Saturday, Dec 9th at 9am at the Ischua Valley Country Club. You can call Dave at 716-373-3316 to sign up and get more info on the class. - See more at: recreation/snowmobiles/education. aspx#sthash.clCLXmAr.dpuf For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook. com/Franklinville-SnowmobileClub-250738460803 December 9th Santa at Gowanda Harley-Davidson Santa has planned his annual visit to Gowanda Harley-Davidson even with his busy schedule. Mark your holiday calendar for December 9th. Free Photo’s emailed to you, ornaments, cookies and hot cocoa too. If you are able, please bring a new unwrapped gift of a toy, hats, gloves or mittens to help Santa spread the warmth of Christmas to those who need it in our WNY communities. For more information on this event please visit http://www.GowandaHarley. com December 9th

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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:

6 8 4 7 9 3 1 5 2

3 1 2 5 6 4 7 9 8

9 7 5 8 2 1 6 4 3

5 3 9 6 7 2 8 1 4

8 2 6 4 1 5 3 7 9

1 4 7 9 3 8 2 6 5

7 6 8 3 4 9 5 2 1

4 5 1 2 8 6 9 3 7

2 9 3 1 5 7 4 8 6

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draft beers. If it’s Wednesday it’s Wagner, Winston and wings Cont. From Page 6 at The Gin Mill starting at 8pm. Cheap wings, cold beer, starting at 6pm. 25 cent wings good music and good friends and big screens and plenty of always makes for a super


Cont. From Page 5 of the winter season. As for me, I am still listening to Christmas music and I smile when I realize that my sendoff is Silver Bells, written by Salamanca’s own Ray Evans and his writing partner, Jay Livingston. Ray was a dear friend, three-time Academy award winner and Jewish. Kind of funny when you realize that they wrote one of the standard Christmas


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the entrance to the trail. But obtaining the proper permits to begin actually building the trail has been an uphill climb. Mr. Alianello recently discussed the challenges the trail has had to overcome just to begin work on the first section of the walkway. Earlier in the year, he drew the first map showing the initial threemile section between Town Center and the Tim Horton’s in the Gateway area of town on 219. The trail will have to cross some private property, making the first problem getting permission from those landowners for the tail to cross their property. Currently, all the affected owners have given verbal permission for the trail. Mr. Alianello described the rest of the challenges. “Our activities were going to impact a wetland as defined in the Army (Corps of Engineers) regulations. If you’re going to do any activities that are going to impact a wetland you have to get a permit.” A wetland scientist was hired to come out and determine the extent of the

night. They started playing this gig when records were still popular. Hope you have a wonderful stay in our town and remember, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!

songs. Ray’s best story about the song is that he originally wrote it as “Tinkle” bells until he went home from work that day and told his wife about it. She was horrified as she explained that the word had to be changed, pointing out the other meaning of “tinkle.” It’s a story he loved to tell, with a twinkle in his eyes. Please enjoy this season. Take some deep breaths and disregard the unnecessary. Focus on the real meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and all the year-end holidays. Experience joy by

giving joy. Slow down. Find peace. Look for a name for this year’s Project Christmas (I found mine at Five Star Bank) to make a child’s Christmas a bit merrier. Ignore the clamor around you or choose to do something constructive about it. Here’s to softened hearts and generous spirits; to touching base with old, dear friends; to smiles and hugs and open doors, and to sweet, thoughtful notes in each Christmas card you sign. Here’s to a joyful Christmas and a deliciously memorable holiday season.

wetland. If a project will only affect less than one-tenth of an acre (about 4300 square feet), only a simple permit is needed. Alianello made adjustments to the preliminary route to get the path below the one-tenth impact. That’s one down. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the project would be going through an “archeologically sensitive area”. This required a sign off from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHIPO), who insisted an archeologist be hired to inspect the area for any ancient Native American settlements. An archeologist from the Seneca Nation inspected the area and declared the area settlementfree. SHIPO signed off on the archeological site release. That was two down. Then the US Fish and Wildlife Service got involved. “They were concerned about a threatened species that has been seen in Cattaraugus County; the Northern LongEared Bat.” The bats nest in trees in the late spring and summer and the Wildlife Service doesn’t allow tree cutting while they are nesting. Some of the trees that will have to be cleared for the trail

are preferred nesting trees for the bats. “They have an avoidance criteria, and if you meet the criteria, you can go ahead.” As a result, the trees will have to be cleared in the winter before March 31. The engineer informed the Corps the trail committee would abide by the Service’s avoidance criteria. “Then they issued our permit.” Three down. Currently, Mr. Alianello has prepared grading releases to be signed by the property owners whose property the trail crosses. Once those are signed, the committee will be able to remove trees along the route and initial basic grading. Then the final detailed trail design will be done. Ongoing fundraising continues, but for now, the Engineer says the permit from “the Army Corps of Engineers was a huge hurdle, and it had a bunch of intermediate hurdles that were part of it. We’ve gotten by all of those now.” Four down, many more to go. The first noticeable sign of construction will be the removal of some trees, probably in March. A groundbreaking ceremony will likely happen sometime in the spring.

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Make Holiday Dreams Come True

During this season of giving, The Rehabilitation Foundation is helping holiday wishes come true for those who otherwise may not receive a gift through its annual Wish Tree program.

For the sixth year, SUBWAY restaurants are hosting Wish Trees to benefit people with disabilities supported by The ReHabilitation Center. The restaurants on North Union

Street in Olean, and in the Olean Walmart will display the festive trees. Shelley Pollock, a member of the Rehabilitation Foundation board of directors, owns the local SUBWAY restaurants. For the second year, The Olean YMCA will also host a tree in their lobby. The Foundation is making holiday giving as easy as choosing a tag off any one of three Wish Trees, purchasing an appropriate gift as indicated on the tag, wrapping and returning it under any of the Wish Trees. Individuals and families can also be sponsored with an online donation at wishtree. Most gifts range from $5-$25. Wish Trees are located in Olean at the Olean YMCA, 1101 Wayne St.; Subway in Walmart Olean, 1869 Plaza Drive; and Olean Subway at 502 N. Union St. Gifts can also be returned to The ReHabilitation Center Administrative Building, at 1439 Buffalo Street, Olean, NY. The Wish Trees will be up through Sunday, December 17.

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Beat on the Street: What was Your Favorite Plot Twist in a Movie?

By Chad Neal Once you reach a certain age of wisdom the stories that enthrall us, especially on screen, tend to show their patterns and we start to notice less of the action and dialogue, but the story line and the way the creators of the film are captivating us. When it is too easy to spot the end result of the story we can be let down, but when the twist which was foreshadowed to us ever so slyly is revealed we can be blown away. The way a story is portrayed has so much to do with how the more seasoned movie enthusiast respects it. Sometimes the film is terrible and easily read or just plain doesn’t follow a pattern, which could take it to cult status, but the stories and movies that can really open eyes and make minds explode are the ones that go down in history. The deeper and more profound the plot twist, the more it may be re-watched to enjoy the pattern and clues missed the first time. It’s like the story was really written from back to front, as hind sight is always 20/20. And that’s another reason mystery movies are so intriguing because most everyone watching is trying to be the detective who solves the crime. What was your favorite plot twist in a movie?

Allison T.- Fight Club

Nick P.- “Now youze CAN”T leave!” Bronx Tale

Spencer M.- Real life. They happen all the time and they’re always new.

Twan - The Wizard of Oz was just a man behind a curtain. I try to pay no attention to him, but it gets me every time.

Toni A.- The Sixth Sense is the OG of this! I never saw it coming and it sent chills up my spine when it all came together. Utter cinematic brilliance.

Jim S.- Wild Things. Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon and Kevin Bacon. Lots of twists plus a couple pile ups.

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A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.