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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 6 December 14 - 20, 2017

Volume 12 ~ Issue 51

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Music Notes

The Man Behind the Lights

Open House December 20

Doug Sitler & Night Lights Illuminate the Streetscape

Silvernail, Esq., PLLC Opens Former Agway Building

Doug Sitler, (pictured above, right) founder of NIGHT LIGHTS, is to thank for Ellicottville’s festive lights.

Clayton L. Silvernail, Esq., PLLC will be holding an Open House next week on Wednesday, December 20 from 4-8pm.

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 JAY MCD DUO

Saturday, December 16th, 8PM KEITH JAMES

Friday, December 22nd, 8PM BRIAN RICHARDS

Saturday, December 23rd, 8PM

By Doug Sitler

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455

DJ COBRA CON Friday, December 15th, 10PM DJ TSWIFT Saturday, December 16th, 10PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

A few weeks ago, the Friday night of the “Christmas in Ellicottville” weekend signaled, not only the debut of the fun “Ski Tree” in front of the 1887 Building, but also the return of the illuminated trees on Washington and Monroe streets in the village. The bright white LED lights are a signal that the long-awaited winter season has returned. The lights will remain illuminated until the end of March.

See “LIGHTS” Page 8

By Kerra Trivieri

Clayton L. Silvernail, a solo practitioner attorney whose roots began in Western New York, has relocated from Buffalo to Ellicottville. His practice will be holding an Open House next week on Wednesday, December 20 from 4-8pm. “The purpose of the Open House is to socialize and celebrate the holidays as well as the more-than year-long process of renovating

the building and setting up a new office,” said Silvernail. “Because I am new in town, too, I want to get to know folks and let them know I am open for business!” Silvernail began his career not as an attorney, but as an Urban Planner through his studies at the University at Buffalo and later working as a planner in Houston, Texas. “It was while I was working See “HOUSE” Page 9

ATM to Be Removed

Ellicottville Rotary in 2017

Village Planning Board Orders Deactivation a& Removal

“Service Above Self” Proves Strong in Our Community

BLACK WIDOW Friday, December 15th, 7PM TOAST Saturday, December 16th, 6PM

You can thank Doug Sitler and his company NIGHT LIGHTS as the mastermind behind the streetscapes. Doug got involved in lighting the trees in late summer 2016 through his ownership of a small lighting and event company, called NIGHT LIGHTS. For nine years, NIGHT LIGHTS have illuminated several Western New York locations, including Ellicottville’s Nannen Arboretum,

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, December 14th, 8PM

JOSEPH & JOHNSON Friday, December 15th, 9PM WEST Saturday, December 16th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, December 20th, 8PM

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Ellicottville Basketball...Page 2

HV and Local Businesses to Sponsor Holiday Tournament

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

The Village Planning Board held a public hearing regarding the walkup ATM machine that had suddenly appeared in front of the Washington Square building, a Sprouge Development. Announcements of the public hearing appeared in the local papers and notices were sent to property owners in the area. The cash machine, designed to look like an English phone booth and painted bright red, had been installed without an application or the application fees paid to the Village. The Board had requested a revised site plan showing the installation from the developer. Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Fredrickson said he had informed the owners of the request and told them See “PLANNING” Page 9

By Carol Fisher

Surely, you know about “Secret Santa.” Under this charming cover, people everywhere are given an opportunity during the Christmas season to provide a gift to someone, anonymously. But, did you know that there have been Secret Santa’s at work throughout the entire year, all over the world for over 110 years, and in Ellicottville since 1999? Eighteen years ago, Jefferson Inn proprietor, Jim Buchannan, a dear man with a big heart and slow, gentle smile, was invited by Gary Ross (Weed-Ross Insurance) of the Little Valley Rotary to form the Ellicottville club. Jim, kind soul that he is, was perfect for the task, and open to it. But, don’t let the word “club” fool you into thinking this is another social club in town. Oh, no, indeed. In fact, the part that appealed to Jim was that when one signs up for the Rotary, one signs up to do yeoman’s work, very often

Village Ready for Winter

Clerk Mary Klahn Plays Taps for Old Meters

“where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.”

without even a nod of appreciation. Because… well, because that is the way they have operated for 110 years. Kind of like that Secret Santa and his elves. Our Rotary shines when they put See “ROTARY” Page 9

Lacrosse Fest. Returning

Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival Returning in 2018

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

The Ellicottville Central School Athletic Department is proud to announce the partnership with Holiday Valley to sponsor the Third annual “Holiday Valley” Tip-Off Holiday Basketball Tournament this December 14-16. This event will be held in the Ellicottville Gymnasium and will feature both the Boys & Girls Varsity basketball teams. We are excited and thankful that Holiday Valley has stepped up again in our community and again is our MAIN sponsor. Along......

AmeriCan Artist Spotlight: Mike Trainer... Page 5 Reclaimed and Repurposed Barnwood Furnishings

Happy Holidays from Liz at AmeriCan in Ellicottville’s winter wonderland. Please make sure when visit our unique shop, you don’t miss a peek into our second room. We are delighted to have an extensive variety of handcrafted......

DPW Report Village Mayor John Burrell said the recently hired Town/Village Engineer Niles Pierson had attended, via phone, two Four Flushers meetings. The Mayor also had set up the speakerphone in the meeting room with Mr. Pierson on the line. That way he could participate in the Village Board meeting. Going on with the meeting Burrell said acting DPW chief Mark Chudy had started plowing Village streets at 4am that morning. Since Mr. Chudy was going to start plowing again at the same time Tuesday, the Mayor moved his report to the first agenda item. Mr. Chudy reported his crew had worked on the Christmas lights in the Village, and that all DPW equipment is up and running well. The Mayor mentioned both the new 2018 snowplow truck and the utility truck are both in service. Both sidewalk plows are working. The Village received eight applicants for the two open DPW positions. Chudy reported they had come down to two qualified applicants. One man is available to work immediately; the other will have to give two weeks’ notice to his present employer. A motion was passed to hire both men. After giving his report, Chudy left to get some sleep. The mayor said while Job Lowry is in sewer operators school, Bob Scharf has

Coming off a successful first-year Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival, members of the Chamber of Commerce and Rhino Lacrosse have reached an agreement to bring the tournament to the area for the next five years. This year’s event saw 38 teams take to the fields at Ellicottville Central School and the Ellicottville Village Park over the course of two days. Teams ranged in level from middle school to adult senior divisions. While action was limited to men’s teams,

See “BOARD” Page 9

See “LACROSSE” Page 7

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Page 2 ~ The Villager ~ December 14 - 20, 2017

Publisher’s Word

“Decisions, Decisions… Shopping or Skiing?” unless, of course, you’ve been hitting the slopes and haven’t started ANY shopping yet. Or, you’ve actually gone out shopping, but seem to come home with a myriad of things you decided to add to your own personal collection… If you haven’t purchased Gift One, you need to get on the stick. And you live in the best place ever for last minute shopping! I guarantee you our splendid shops are stocked with all the goodies you’ll need to make everyone on your list happy. Ski gear, outdoor outfits, good cheeses and wines, and SO much more!

Embrace the holiday shopping stress - have fun with it, and make sure you occasionally take a break by stopping in at the strategically placed “warming huts” to ensure a warm nose and bright spirits! So, dear readers, if you’re one of those folks scurrying around the village this weekend, going from store to store, worry not – you’re in good company! Just remember one critical thing: each store is special and the tavern around the corner has a beverage waiting just for you… Until next week! JZ-C

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4/2 steps to the Cascade ski lift/ slopes, walk to village. The perfect combination for the best ski lifestyle. Expanded floor plan for extra room! MLS#B1090349…$289,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Great building lot located mins from the vlg. of E’ville, ski slopes, shops & restaurants. Wded, private setting. Near a creek that you can fish! MLS#B1002820…$27,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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

Priced below market value! 3/2 and move in condition. Furnished w/ few exclusions. Well maintained close to village and HoliMont. MLS#B1086000…$124,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Ellicottville Food Pantry

SKI IN, SKI OUT CONDO!

NEW BUILD!

PRIVATE YET CLOSE!

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 978 - Year to date 79,518

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

GBT is adding a new building to feat. 3 new units. This is a 3/2.1 end unit f/ att. gar., open layout & walking distance to the village! MLS#B1065416…$269,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Affordable, furnished & equipped, 3br 2 bath getaway spot just 2 miles from the village! MLS#B1021423…$139,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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Newly built 3/3.1 TH is located in the village of E’ville features heated garage, central air and a bedroom on each floor. Deck off the main level. MLS#B1089845…$347,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

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

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

FABULOUS HOLIMONT CHALET!

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GROUND LEVEL!

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

Village Park is across the street, walk to library, legion & downtown. Great location for second home and is one of the last building lots in the Village! MLS#B491404…$79,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Walk off your patio on to hole #9 or steps to Mardi Gras Chair. 2/2 fractional allows resort living without the hassle of homeownership! MLS#B1054771…$129,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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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

Perfect for year-round or ski families, almost 2 acres, 5 BR, 4 BA, gas fireplace, separate studio plus barn, huge deck and yard. MLS#B505616…$415,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

It’s Christmas shopping “crunch time”, and if some of your parcels need to get into the U.S. Mail system – man, you are cutting it very close, indeed. No need to panic -

Happy Birthday

Brooklyn Elizabeth Szpaicher...... December 17 MacKenzie Hoag...... Dec. 18 • Jennifer Pennhollow...... Dec. 18 Anna DiMarco..... December 21 Gary Kinn..... Dec. 20 • Edna Northrup..... Dec. 20 Phil Zimmer..... Dec. 21 • Brooke Scharf..... Dec. 25 Chuck Carlson..... Dec. 26 • Carmen Vecchiarella..... Dec. 26 Jeanette Caprino Ostrom (My Fav. Aunt) ..... Dec. 27

Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Ellicottville Basketball

Holiday Valley and Local Businesses to Sponsor Holiday Tournament The Ellicottville Central School Athletic Department is proud to announce the partnership with Holiday Valley to sponsor the Third annual “Holiday Valley” Tip-Off Holiday Basketball Tournament this December 14-16. This event will be held in the Ellicottville Gymnasium and will feature both the Boys & Girls Varsity basketball teams. We are excited and thankful that Holiday Valley has stepped up again in our community and again is our MAIN sponsor. Along with support of the Ellicottville Sports Boosters several other Businesses we would like to thank for their support; CCSE Federal

Credit Union, Jock Shop, Madigan’s, Ellicottville Snowed In, Culpepers Wood Preserves, and JD Northrup Construction. The three day tournament will award the top two teams and select an All-Tournament team. Two of our neighboring schools accepted the invitation to play this year, the Springville Griffiths and Randolph Cardinals. ECS Girls and Boys will host the Frewsburg Bears on Thursday Dec 14, Girls 6 pm, Boys to follow, to kick off the tournament. The Boys of Chautauqua Lake will play Springville Griffiths, and opening Friday will be the Girls of Gowanda playing the Randolph

Cardinals. Saturday 11 AM starts the Girls Consolation game followed by the Boys Consolation with Girls Championships slated for 3 pm and Boys Championships at 5 PM. All games have an admission charge of $1 students and $2 adults. Holiday Valley continues its support of the Ellicottville School Community and we are grateful for this opportunity to host a “Holiday” tournament in our beautiful facility. Thanks to the Ellicottville Sports Booster and all other local businesses for the support in organizing and running the tournament and concessions. Be Loud, Be Proud, Be Positive !!

Evening of Music at ASP

Allegany State Park Hosts Music by the Fireside December 16 This well maintained HV unit comes fully furnished f/ many updates incl. kitchen & great location on the hill. 4/1.1 w/ plenty of room to entertain! MLS#B1067609…$324,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

As the holidays draw closer, take a moment to make your season a little merrier by spending a relaxing evening in Allegany State Park. Join the fun on Saturday, December 16 for “By the Fireside.” This month’s featured performance is by the Studio 107 Chamber Players of Olean High School, playing songs of the season. The group, while consisting

mainly of students, is often joined by alumni, community members, and teachers. They got their start in 2008 performing at the Olean Community Thanksgiving dinner. Since then they have performed at various venues including community events, weddings, private parties, and nursing homes. Each March during “Music in our Schools” Month the students offer a

program called “Harmony in the Morning,” performing in the school foyer for a half hour each day before school starts. This program offers the students a chance to show their appreciation to their school community and gives them the opportunity to share their music with their peers. This free “By the Fireside” event takes place on Saturday, December 16 from 7-8:30pm. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP@ parks.ny.gov. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 69 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www. parks.ny.gov.

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Breakfast with Santa

Sprague’s Maple Farm Hosts Annual Event December 24 at 9am

December 14 - 20, 2017 ~ The Villager ~ Page 3 “My Listings Turn To SOLD!”

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Free Skating Days of Christmas at Smith Rec Center in Olean

• Tuesday December 26, 6-8pm sponsored by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • Wednesday December 27, 6-8pm sponsored by The Iroquois Group • Thursday December 28, 6-8pm sponsored by Five Star Bank • Friday December 29 6 - 8 p m sponsored by Olean Lions Club • Saturday December 30, 6-8pm sponsored by Olean Sports Boosters • Sunday December 31, 1-4pm sponsored by City of Olean Fire Department • Monday January 1, 1-4pm Sponsored by Southern Tier Realty. Special appearance by Santa on December 16 from 1:30-3pm. Free admission, just $2 rental fee. Free Candy Canes and of course Skating with Santa! Sponsored by the Olean Rotary Club. For more information on this event please visit http:// www.cityofolean.org/youth/ winter/events.html

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Through the generosity of sponsored by Prizels’ • High Performance Facials • Makeup • Waxing the community businesses Pharmacy • Thursday and organizations, the City December 21, 6-8pm Body Treatments • Eyelash Extensions of Olean Youth Bureau & sponsored by Duggan & Recreation Department Duggan Contractors • Friday Total Relaxation, Peace and Tranquility. is offering free admission December 22, 6-8pm •Manicures, Pedicures and more....... M for public ice skating the sponsored by Olean Pulaski n following dates and times. Club • Saturday December s (There is a $2 skate rental 23, 6-8pm sponsored by www.EllicottvilleOasis.com s fee.) Allegany County United 3 12 Ice Skating Days of Way • Sunday December (716) 699-8996 • 6447 Holiday Valley Road s Christmas: • Wednesday 24, 11am-2pm sponsored by e December 20, 6-8pm Olean Moose Lodge #119 30+ Years 716-699-2044 f Experience 39 Mill Street, Ste F . PO Box 1057 s Ellicottville, NY 14731 e d s December 15 & 16 at The Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca a t refundable/non reschedulable. . Drugs and alcohol are e strictly prohibited at this r location. Anyone under e the influence or otherwise d disruptive to the event will “Do you have the right insurance at the right price? Let’s check!” d be removed without refund. e Your experience will include*: Serving Ellicottville for Over 40 Years Introductions and Q&A with your guides • Opening protection ceremony • Tour Every day made better® of the location documenting the history and paranormal Hot Tubs Starting at $2,899 activity • Guided investigations FEATURING with ghost hunting equipment ACE® Saltwater Hot Tubs available for your use • Paranormal experiments to try Olean, NY Join Para Expeditions for and wear appropriate clothing and contact the other side • Free this overnight ghost hunt for ghost hunting this time of time to explore and investigate 650 E. State St. at the haunted Wildwood year. If you have your own on our own • Evening recap (716) 373-3944 Sanitarium! Join us as we ghost hunting gear bring it and evidence review (time *20 minutes from Ellicottville explore this haunted location along (please limit it to hand permitting) • Sage cleansing www.poolmartonline.com Also in Depew & Lockport and try and make contact with held devices). Dinner, snacks ritual upon leaving (optional) the other side. Get your limited and soft drinks are included. * - Activities may vary due to tickets in advance for only If you’re brave enough to location/staff For more info visit $89 (additional at the door stay the entire night please if available). The Wildwood bring your own sleeping gear h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . Sanitarium is located at 71 (air mattresses, pillows, etc.). com/pg/The-Wildwoodprospect ave Salamanca, New Due to the set amount of Sanitarium-RestorationYork. Please bring a flashlight tickets for sale they are non Project-293660687776547

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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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Give the Gift of Winter Fun this Holiday Season!

Holiday Valley Update

Holiday Valley Gift Cards are good for anything and they make holiday shopping so easy! Climb the Sky High Adventure Park. Slide at the Holiday Valley Tubing Co. Ski & Ride on our 60 slopes, 5 terrain parks, glades and cruisers. Swim in the outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. Enjoy the craft brewed beers at John Harvard’s Brew House. Purchase Holiday Valley Gift Cards at holidayvalley.com or call 716.699.2345 Located at Holiday Valley inside the Tamarack Club

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Holiday Valley 2017-18 Season Pass and Lift Ticket Information Ellicottville, New York, September 11, 2017 . . . Holiday Valley’s continued reinvestment into resort resources and facilities each year is done so in appreciation for all those who contribute to making the resort New York State’s most visited ski resort. The resort offers a variety of pass options to best match the schedule and lifestyle of any skier or rider. For convenient, seasonlong skiing and riding, Holiday Valley offers several passes. The Classic Season Pass is the quintessence of flexibility, with the option to choose from the Day Pass (opening until 4:30 p.m.), the Night Pass (3:30 p.m. until close) or the Combo Pass which is valid anytime the resort is open. Added benefits of the Classic Season Pass include private first tracks, on-hill picnics, access to pass-holder exclusive events and discounts at other resorts. Ultimate Passes offer the best value for guests who can ski nights, weekdays or Sundays. The Ultimate White Pass includes nine 8-Hour weekday or Night lift tickets, 8 group lessons, one free day of spring skiing in March or April and a discount on unlimited ski or snowboard rental packages. The

Ultimate Flex Pass includes 8 Night lift tickets, 8 group lessons, free day of spring skiing in March or April and a discount on unlimited ski or snowboard rental packages. The Ultimate Select Pass is valid for one night per week, starting at 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The Ultimate Sunday Pass includes 8 Sunday anytime 8-Hour lift tickets. Holiday Valley’s flex-time ticketing allows for daily lift tickets to be purchased in increments of 4 or 8 consecutive hours at any point throughout the day (4 hour ticket not available on Saturdays or Holidays). The 2017-18 weekend and Holiday rates for Adults/ Juniors include 4 Hours $68/51, 8 Hours - $75/59 and Night (3:30 p.m. until10 p.m.)

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$35/29. College students can present a valid college ID and purchase a single Night lift ticket for $28, available Sundays through Thursdays. About Holiday Valley Resort - Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year ‘round resort featuring 58 slopes and trails, 13 lifts, 3 base lodges, slope side lodging and dining, conference facilities, an 18 hole golf course, a tree top aerial adventure park, a mountain coaster and a summer pool complex. Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville is on the web at www.holidayvalley.com. Ellicottville is located on Route 219, just 50 miles (90 kms) south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto.

Looking to freshen your quiver with a new board or pair of skis, but not sure which ones are right for you? Holiday Valley is hosting their annual Demo Day this upcoming Saturday, December 16, from 9AM3PM. Ellicottville’s own specialty ski and snowboard shops will be present, loaning out FREE demos so you can try before you buy!

Demo Day is brought to you by these awesome local shops: The City Garage, The Boardroom, Mud Sweat ‘n Gears and Dekdebrun’s. Knowledgeable ski and snowboard technicians from these shops will be on site, slopeside of the Holiday Valley lodge to pair you with the latest equipment, geared to match your specific riding style and preference. Choose

from a variety of brands including Burton, Salomon Snowboards, Salomon Skis, Mervin Manufacturing, Atomic, Armada, Head, K2, Line, Liberty, Volkl, Apex Ski Boots, Rossignol, Dynastar, Nordica, Fischer and more. A credit card is required for deposit and a parent signature if you’re under the age of 18. Don’t get stuck with equipment that doesn’t meet your needs or expectations. Get to know local shop owners and brand representatives, all with years of experience to help you find the gear that’s built for you. Be sure to stop by the Southern Tier Brewing tent from 1PM-3PM for free beer tastings! For more information on Demo Day and other upcoming events, visit www.holidayvalley. com. We hope to see you on hill this Saturday!

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Holiday Valley The snow is falling, the lifts are spinning and Holiday Valley is officially open for the season! Old Man Winter has made his return and everyone here at Holiday Valley couldn’t be more excited. We’re looking forward to the holiday season in Ellicottville, NY. Bring the whole family to enjoy the unique shops and restaurants and small town charm of the scenic, light-strung streets of downtown Ellicottville. Looking for a place to stay? Make your reservations for the Inn at Holiday Valley, located just one mile from downtown Ellicottville. Guests of the Inn can choose from a variety of lodging options and packages, sure to meet and exceed all expectations. Room offerings range from traditional hotelstyle with 2 queen beds to

suites with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Enjoy a hearty and complimentary continental breakfast in the morning and then hop on the Sunrise chairlift located right outside your room, as all rooms at the Inn are ski-in/skiout. Ski back to the room for lunch and some time to refuel for an afternoon full of great skiing! When you’re done for the day, stow away your equipment in your private ski locker included in each room. After a great day out on the mountain, head downtown to take part in the winter festivities or relax for a bit and enjoy all the amenities Holiday Valley has to offer. Go for a swim or just float around in our heated indoor/ outdoor pool, grab a drink at the bar located on the first floor of the Inn or just

kick back near the fireplace and take advantage of the free wifi! Once dinner time rolls around, John Harvard’s Brew House, located just up Holiday Valley Road in the Tamarack Club, is a great destination for delicious fares, spectacular views and an extensive variety of craft and domestic beer. The Inn at Holiday Valley offers lodging packages in the winter and summer. Pre-Christmas early season packages offer two free lift tickets per room night and starting in January, midweek winter packages include free skiing and lodging for up to 2 children. Start planning your getaway today! For more information or to make a reservation visit holidayvalley. com/lodging. We hope to see you this winter!

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HoliMont Update HoliMont Opens this Friday

By Greg Culver While some may mumble and swear under their breaths about the snow and return of winter, there are plenty of us that wait and chomp at the bit for the first chance to slide on frozen, fluffy white stuff. This Friday, December 15th, at 9:30am the lifts at HoliMont will start to turn for their 56th winter season. The crew at the ‘Mont has been busy getting ready for start-up, of what looks to be, a super snowy December. HoliMont is poised to assist mother nature with 100% snowmaking on 52 trails.

New tower locations, air and water lines and controls have been added to HoliMonts’ already robust snowmaking system to ensure the absolute best coverage possible. Natural springs and seeps that normally wreak havoc on snow pack have been re-directed and graded to remove wet areas that melt the base from the bottom up. While we may not have a completely automated system, technology has graced the slopes in a different way. HoliMont hired local experts from Calspan to create a 3D GPS model of the entire property. This GPS data will be used

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by our groomers and snow makers to know how deep the snow is in each location. The goal is to have an even and consistent layer of snow and base on every slope. HoliMont is a private ski club that is open to the public Monday – Friday excluding Christmas week. Right now, there are huge savings on membership though our Discover HoliMont program. An entire family can experience a preview membership at HoliMont for as little as $936. Call the office or go online for more information. (716) 699-2320 or www.discoverholimont. com

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sets, kitchen or dining room tables, wine racks or bar carts to entertainment centers, barn beam mantles, coffee and end tables or whatever your imagination could come up with, Mike can make it come true. Almost 90% of his business is costume built to fit the needs of your specific style.

Along with the incredible pieces he has on display you will also find unusual antiques, collectables and home accents that he has accumulated from his summer times spent in the Adirondack Mountains. And, of course, there are plenty of raw materials at his shop to give the DIYers something to create of their own.

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Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available). The Hinsdale House is located at 3830 McMahon Rd, Hinsdale

NY. Please bring a flashlight and wear appropriate clothing for ghost hunting this time of year. If you have your own ghost hunting gear bring it along (please limit it to hand held devices). Pizza, snacks and softdrinks are included and if you plan on staying the night please bring your own sleeping gear (air mattress, cot, sleeping bag, etc). Due to the set amount of tickets for this event tickets are non refundable/

non reschedulable. Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at this location. Anyone under the influence or otherwise disruptive to the event will be removed without refund. Your experience will include*: • Introductions and Q&A with your guides • Opening protection ceremony • Tour of the location documenting the history and paranormal activity • Guided investigations with ghost hunting equipment available for your use • Paranormal experiments to try and contact the other side • Free time to explore and investigate on our own • Evening recap and evidence review (time permitting) • Sage cleansing ritual upon leaving (optional) * - Activities may vary due to location/staff For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/ events/488030204896230

Christmas Bazaar

The United Church of Ellicottville is hosting a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday November 25th from 9 to 4 .There will be numerous craft vendors, a bake sale, homemade macaroni and cheese, and a Christmas Boutique and Gift shop. Use the church hall entrance on Elk Street, one block over from the Post Office. Come visit and do your Christmas shopping locally.

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Pearl City Jazz

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East Coast Swing This Friday in Cuba, NY

By Jenny Herman

If the winter weather has you feeling cooped up, hop over to the Palmer Opera House in Cuba, NY this Friday for a night of swing and jazz music that will be sure to keep you out of hibernation from 7-10pm. Pearl City Jazz, puts the ‘Big’ in Big Band with a 17-piece ensemble playing classic swing and jazz hits that will inspire you to get moving. Led by Ralph “Razz” Rassmussun, Pearl City Jazz is made up of members from the Jamestown NY and Warren, PA areas, whose musicians play instruments ranging from saxophone to piano. If your swing dancing skills need a little warming up, basic East Coast Swing dance lessons will be provided before the event

from 6:30- 7:30pm by Dance Arts Olean, who offer a wide variety of dance lessons in Olean, NY. East Coast Swing, sometimes called American Swing or Jitterbug, is a style of swing dancing developed originally in the 1940’s as a simpler version of the Lindy Hop. East Coast Swing became popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s as it was influenced by rock and roll and the boogie-woogie. In recent years, a revival of swing dancing has resulted in a new wave of swing dancing clubs across the country. East Coast Swing offers an approachable style and with a few basic steps you can be swinging along with ease. Big Band music, which is traditionally played by bands with at least ten musicians, was originally created to

~ Obituary ~

Sue Marshall Brairton 1938 - 2017

Sue Marshall Brairton, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Olean General Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1938, Sue grew up in Ellicottville, and lived in Lima and Rochester before settling in Olean in 1985. She is the daughter of the late Raymond (“Red”) Marshall and Helen Meinecke Marshall and is survived by her sisters,

Ann Wallin (Robert) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Betsey Reid (David) of Pittsford, N.Y. Red was owner of City Garage since 1944, and Helen served on the executive board of the Cattaraugus County Cooperative Extension. Sue’s maternal grandfather, Alfred Meinecke (d. 1945) was employed by Fitzpatrick & Weller, and her grandmother, Georgia Meinecke (d. 1969), owned the Arcadia Restaurant. Sue was a graduate of Ellicottville Central School and the College of Wooster in Ohio. She taught English at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School and speech communication at Alfred State College before marrying John M. Brairton of Lima, N.Y., on July 20, 1963, at her family home on Jefferson Street. A dedicated mother and homemaker, Sue was also

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Snow, snow, snow. The winds have shifted and the lake effect has smiled upon us. Uhllr the Norse God of Snow is definitely in the 716. The Valley is open and they are making snow and more runs and lifts are opening daily. Once your done skiing you can come into the village and enjoy food, drink and music. We like to get a jump on the weekend so Thursday The Gin Mill starts it off with Joseph and Johnson from 8-11pm. They play an acoustic set of covers that includes The Beatles to Simon and Garfunkel. There are always 26 drafts on tap and the kitchen is open till 11pm. Ellicottville Brewing Company and Adventure Bound will be hosting Bugs and Brews from 7-9pm. Learn to tie flies and drink some craft beers. Call 716-217-4047 to find out what you need to bring and RSVP. FRIDAY Friday we get rolling at Balloons with Black Widow from 7-10pm. This band has garnered numerous Buffalo music awards and plays a rousing set of classic rock covers which always has the crowd up and dancing. Dj

Xcite will follow from 10-2am cranking out some jams from the sound booth for your ruba-dub. The Gin Mill checks in next with Joseph and Johnson from 9-1am playing a more danceable version of classic covers. The kitchen is open till midnight on the weekends if you’ve got the munchies. Try The Gin Mill Lager if you get a chance. Madigans will have Dj Cobra Con slammin some dance tunes from 10-2am for your groove and there’s a couple pool tables and a foosball table for the competitive side. It’s shots and beers but you wont stump the A-team with those foo foo cocktails. SATURDAY Saturday we are back at Balloons from 6-9:30pm for the band Toast. This band plays everything from The Gin Blossoms to originals. Dj Kage will be pumpin out some funk and junk in the sound booth if you want to bust a move. The wait staff will mix you up some crazy cocktails or shots. Please tip accordingly. Next up we go to Villaggio and The Jay MacD Duo from 8-11pm. They will play some acoustic covers to enhance your dining experience. Buona

musica, buon cibo. Lets venture back to The Gin Mill for the band West from 9-1am. This band has been playing the E’ville music scene for a long time and they play a up tempo set of covers that have the crowd dancing and singing the night away. Madigans will be hosting their legendary Christmas party starting at 9pm. Santa will be arriving with gifts for everyone and lots of giveaways, food and drinks. This is always a blowout and Dj Swift will be providing the throw down for drunken dancing, which is always fun to watch. Monday night Finnerty’s will be hosting their one year anniversary/Christmas/locals/ employee party starting at 6pm. There will be crazy drink specials and a food buffet. See you there. Also don’t forget Monday night wings at Balloons. 25cent wings and big screen TV’s to watch football and the Sabres play what they call hockey. Well the ski season is finally upon us and I hope we have an epic snow season but I ask that you to always remember, SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!

Arts Services Initiative Announcing 2017 Give for Greatness Grant Awardees

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced today the recipients of the 2017 Give for Greatness grants. Twenty-five grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to cultural organizations across ASI’s entire fivecounty service area thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year. Out of 82 applicants, the following 25 organizations were chosen by a panel of local cultural leaders: 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Amherst Bel Canto Choir, Inc., Amor and Heritage Dance, Buffalo International Film Festival, Buffalo Maritime Center, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo String

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Cont. From Cover Buffalo’s Botanical Gardens and the nearby Griffis Sculpture Park. Doug explains how his partnership in Ellicottville’s Christmas Streetscape began and how it is ever growing: I received a call one day from the enigmatic Brian McFadden, president of Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce about possibly getting involved in enhancing the tree lights for the upcoming holiday season. A few days later, a lunch meeting was held at Dina’s Restaurant, with McFadden, Mayor John Burrell, Greg Cappelli and Jim Carls in attendance. We discussed the possibilities and pitfalls of lighting up downtown. Quickly, McFadden and several Ellicottville business owners privately raised money to fund the installation of lights on 33 trees in the downtown core of the village. One of the many things that impressed me about the people of Ellicottville is their “can do” attitude. We had to estimate how many strings of lights we would need, where the power sources are located and much more. Several meetings took place and installation occurred during a warm November 2016. Last winter was wet and

Works, Buffalo Sugar City Inc., Carnegie Art Center, The Cass Project, Center Dance, Cultural Alliance of Niagara, El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, The Fountain Arts Center, Inc., Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, India Association of Buffalo, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Lockport Public Arts Council, Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe, The Olean Theatre Workshop, Second Generation Theatre Co., Southern Tier Symphony, Inc., Subversive Theatre Collective, Unique Theatre Company “The 2017 Give for Greatness grant awards grassroots cultural organizations for their important work in WNY by supporting their general operating efforts,” Arts Services Initiative Interim

Executive Director Jen Swan said. “These organizations serve as cultural hubs in urban and rural communities throughout five counties in WNY, often times operating on a budget less than $10,000 with mostly all-volunteer staff.” Funds for the Give for Greatness grants were raised through several fundraising activities throughout the year including Lawyers for the Arts. Additional support for Give for Greatness comes from Fund for the Arts and the Rupp Family Foundation.  Fundraising for 2018 will get underway with the 6th Annual Lawyers for the Arts event taking place on Sat., March 3 at The Tralf.  More info at www.giveforgreatness.net or www.asiwny.org.  

soggy, giving the lights a good test. In total, 310 strands of lights were installed. The lights immediately created a festive atmosphere in the village. They shined brightly throughout the winter, eventually going dark at the end of March. The goal is to leave the strings up yearround, removing them every few years to compensate for tree growth and trimming. This year, the mission was to expand the amount of trees that featured lights, including going further down Washington Street towards the banks and Tops. A dozen new trees were added this year, bringing the total up to 45 trees. Most of the trees installed in 2016 received an extra string or two of lights this year, which created a total 450 strings installed in the downtown core…that’s over 1.75 miles of lights shining brightly in the middle of town. You would think that installing some Christmas lights on a tree would be fairly easy, but it does pose its challenges. It usually takes about 45 minutes to one hour to install lights on a single tree. Some trees are full of small branches, making it difficult to wrap 24 foot strands of lights. In reality, some of the smallest trees are the toughest to light up due to their small, delicate branches. We also are very careful working on the trees, doing our best not to damage the branches. In fact, with the

exception of an occasional zip tie, there are no foreign objects inserted into the trees – causing further damage. Some trees are 10 feet tall and others span 20 feet, so to keep some uniformity the lights are wrapped up to 14 feet high, otherwise a bucket truck and double the installation hours would be needed. For obvious reasons, we try to weather proof the lights and connections as much as possible to prevent blown fuses and permanent damage. Water is not electricity’s friend. None of the lights would be illuminated if it wasn’t for the fine work of the town’s DPW. Late each fall they install temporary power lines above the trees, making it possible to light up each tree. If there’s an electrical glitch, the DPW crew gets right to it and fixes the problem. Hat’s off to them! The actual installation of the lights can be tedious, but it can also be somewhat fun. We tend to work at night, so you get to experience visitors coming and going into the town’s dining and cocktail establishments. Many shop owners and residents will stop by and make wonderful comments. You can tell they take pride in Ellicottville and the lights add to the ambiance of the village. Everyone is so sweet and encouraging. It’s wonderful working for a town that most WNY communities envy.

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House Cont. From Cover

in Texas and purchasing a home, that I found myself very interested in the policy aspects of the planning process, which led me to really start thinking about becoming a lawyer,” Silvernail said. “During the homebuying process, I peppered the realtor with numerous questions and she asked if I was an attorney. And, because I liked the sound of that, you could say

Planning Cont. From Cover they must pay the fees. Although portions of the application were missing, the Board had felt they had enough information to hold the public hearing. Village Planner Gary Palumbo said the ATM represents an accessory use of the building and likely would result in the loss of one parking space. Mr. Palumbo said the board had received one letter of support for the cash dispenser, then announced the board had received an email from Cody Sprouge. The email said Mr. Sprouge was withdrawing his application for the ATM. He said he had asked the owners to remove the machine, but said one owner was suffering from health issues

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Cont. From Cover strong commitment, vision and their collective shoulders to the wheel behind Rotary affiliates, “Foundation for Youth,” “Family Support for Ellicottville,” and “Santa’s Workshop.” Here’s the part where someone whispers into Santa’s ear, he opens his twinkling eyes wide, smiles that famous Santa smile, gives a knowing nod and wink, and magically sends word to the Rotary elves to set to work, anonymously, of course. Members then get prepared to help kids and their folks, providing not only funds, meals, and gifts, but appointments for needed services such as eye exams, dental visits or even school lunches. Here is an ABC of some of the local causes that the Rotary Club of Ellicottville supported in 2017. It should be noted that the only International cause Ellicottville’s Rotary helps fund is the fight against Polio. Club President, Greg Cappelli informs this writer that Rotary International has supported these efforts for the last 13 years and have finally realized success. “Success” means that there are only 2 or 3 cases left in the whole world. At this writing, there are only 2 identified cases of Polio in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. Back to our ABC’s: Alley Katz are given annual donations to help beautify our village. Boos and laughter are experienced at the annual Rotary sponsored Halloween Party at the American Legion. Computer upgrades were financed at the library this year as well as new equipment for

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been substituting for Jigger Stokes at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Mayor’s Report During the Mayor’s report, Mr. Burrell asked Mr. Pierson when he would be available to start work

the rest was history.” After changing his career choice, Silvernail moved back to the area, took the New York State Bar Exam, and began practicing personal injury law in downtown Buffalo. “I then decided to switch to real estate because it combines my love of working with property, land use, and the legal aspects that determine how real estate is bought, sold, and developed,” added Silvernail. “I also really enjoy helping people, so I added wills, trusts, etc. to

my practice to help those with life-planning needs.” Silvernail’s office is located at 11 Martha Street Suite #100 in the old Agway building. For more information on his services or to relay any legal needs, visit http://www. silvernailesq.com, call 716699-2500, and/or be sure to stop by during his Open House. “I feel very fortunate to be able to return to Western New York and land in Ellicottville to continue my career and be in the region that I love.”

and it might take a while to remove it. There were no members of the public there to offer comments, the public hearing was closed, and the regular meeting commenced The email put the board into a slight quandary as to how to proceed. Mr. Sprouge was withdrawing an application he had never filed. Mr. Palumbo suggested the board go through their regular procedural steps, then consider the withdrawal request. The application for the dispenser would be a Type II SEQR request, and the board would not need to do a formal SEQR review. In a discussion, the board felt there were ample reasons to deny the application. The design, style, and appearance of the booth do not meet with Section 10 of the Village’s zoning codes. The location, a few feet from Rt. 242 could create

an unsafe condition. The booth contains an internally lit sign that does not meet Village standards. Finally, the Board was not sure the side yard setback is met, as the device is just steps from the driveway to the back of the building. Chairwoman Nancy Rogan said the Board may not by law propose a negative resolution. She offered a motion to accept the application for the ATM. The motion failed on a voice vote with all members voting no. The board then made a motion to have the owners deactivate the machine within 48 hours and remove it within 14 days. The motion passed. The board then went on to discuss modifications to the local zoning laws. When the full set of revision is ready to submit to the Village Board, The Villager will have complete coverage.

robotics and coding programs. Donations were provided to help the Town revamp the auditorium in the old Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, the use of which brings no compensation to the Rotary. Ellicottville Library enjoyed receiving Rotary funds, used to pay for a summer intern, and the summer reading program. Fire Department Explorer Program was given donations to help develop future volunteers. Groceries and money are given to Ellicottville’s Food Bank which helps hundreds of our needy citizens. Historical Society receives regular donations from the Rotary. Ideas are stimulated in our ECS students through The ECS Leadership Training programs and Summer Camps, both supported financially by the Rotary. Jingle bells ring merrily as the Rotary elves support “Santa’s Workshop.” This program provides opportunities for youngsters to select gifts for parents and siblings, and send them home with the makings of a holiday dinner so no one goes hungry during the holidays. Kids who would never have an opportunity to go to camp or on field trips can do so with the anonymous financial help of Rotary. Love is sometimes expressed with monetary legs up for families in transition or in sudden, unexpected financial need. Rotary continues to be sure they are there when needed, be it money, food, clothing, glasses, hearing aids, or rides to clinics. Meals on Wheels can always count on the Rotary for economic assistance.

No woman or child should be forced to stay in a violent situation. Rotary does its share by continuing to provide funds to support our local women’s shelter. Opportunity sometimes eludes needy students, even though they excel in school. Rotary provides annual scholarships for students from ECS and BOCES. ETC. You get it, right? These guys touch every corner of life in Ellicottville. Like Santa’s elves, you never know where they’ll lend a helping hand next. We are fortunate to have them as part of the fabric of our Ellicottville tapestry. Perhaps you are wondering where Rotary gets its funds to distribute to these programs. The Rotary does gratefully receive donations and it also collects membership dues. However, most of these programs are subsidized by two annual fundraisers, Under the Tuscan Moon and Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas. Thanks to the outstanding support from both our community and our visitors who make Ellicottville their second home, these events go over the top year after year. For example, this years’ Irish Christmas broke its own record by netting over $14,000, enough to help 29 families. Imagine! All that from one night of fun and entertainment in our wonderful town. Today, Rotary members number a mere ten, supported by 20-25 “Friends of Rotary” who graciously help in areas of their choice. Thinking of joining this big-hearted group of givers? Times have changed. Entrance requirements are more flexible and old restrictions do not apply. Call Greg Cappelli for more information at 474-7832 or ask any Rotary member.

as Engineer. Mr. Pierson replied he wasn’t sure when he would be released from the Coast Guard, but expected it sometime in March. The inter-municipal agreement between the Town and Village is ready for signing. A motion was passed to authorize the Mayor to sign it. The Town is expected to approve it. The Mayor submitted a list

of budget modifications he is requesting. He added $1,000 to several of the funds to cover increased liability insurance. He cited the lawsuit over 35 West Washington as the reason for the additional coverage. He also mentioned additional engineering costs associated with the sludge removal See BOARD page 10

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Community Calender December 14th 2017 Annual Santa’s Carnival On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Cattaraugus Community Action will host its 11th annual Santa’s Carnival for the children of Cattaraugus County. 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 young visitors. Santa & Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Buddy the Elf. Caricatures by Eric Jones. Gifts, Crafts, Christmas Cookies & Cocoa. Games & Prizes This event is free and open to all community children. This year’s event has been made possible by the generous support and contributions of private donors, the Toymakers of Randolph, Hotel Westgate, I.O.O.B. Club, Sons of the American Letion #535, the Holy Cross Athletic Club, Community Bank, and the American Legion Auxilary #535. For more information, please call (716) 945-1041. December 14th Visit Santa’s House Santa will be making five stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area! Thursday, December 14, 6:00-8:00 PM

For more information on this event December 16th for “By the Fireside.” This please visit http://www.allegany.org/index. month’s featured performance is by the php Studio 107 Chamber Players of Olean High School, playing songs of the season. December 16th The group, while consisting mainly Reindeer Day at the Salamanca of students, is often joined by alumni, Historical Society Museum community members, and teachers. They Reindeer Day is here! Kids can visit got their start in 2008 performing at the Dancer, in person, as well as Santa! Santa Olean Community Thanksgiving dinner. and one of his reindeer will be greeting Since then they have performed at various guests outside the doors of the museum. venues including community events, Adults can have some fun at the basket weddings, private parties, and nursing raffle and bake sale. Baskets will be all homes. Each March during “Music in sizes and shapes, filled with a variety of our Schools” Month the students offer items. Tickets are just $1 a piece or the a program called “Harmony in the price goes down the more tickets you buy! Morning,” performing in the school foyer The museum is full handicap accessible for a half hour each day before school and will be open during these time as starts. This program offers the students well! Explore the old classroom or see the a chance to show their appreciation to military uniforms of the past. their school community and gives them Interested in donating a basket? Please the opportunity to share their music with contact the Museum or visit their their peers. Facebook page! This free “By the Fireside” event takes For more information on this event place on Saturday, December 16th from please visit https://www.facebook.com/ 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. For more information Salamanca-Area-Historical-Societyplease contact the Environmental Museum-204855169671116/ Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP@ December 16th parks.ny.gov. Enjoy Some Music by the Fireside at For more information on this event Allegany State Park please visit http://www.nysparks.com As the holidays draw closer, take a moment to make your season a little merrier by spending a relaxing evening in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday,

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Cont. From Page 9 from the pit at the treatment plant. Establishing the new Engineering Office was also an unforeseen expense. The modifications totaled $62,000, and Trustee Cappelli asked for a breakdown of the modifications. The request was tabled for later. The Mayor and Town Supervisor Matt McAndrew met with a county engineer to perform a survey on Fillmore. It seems the drainage on the road is a problem. There are three large puddles whenever it rains. The Village will have to come up with criteria for handling drainage for the new homes to be built on the road. The county is looking at solutions at no cost to the Village. Planner’s Report There will be a public hearing on Tuesday regarding the ATM that popped up in front of Katie’s Café just before Fall Festival. Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Fredrickson said the owner had submitted an application

recently but still had not paid the application fee. Trustee Cappelli questioned why the ATM was allowed to operate without proper applications and fees. There was a discussion about putting something in place that allows the board to take action when items are in violation. Village Attorney Kathleen Moriarty asked about putting a violation fee in the zoning codes. The Planning Board has submitted a draft of the zoning amendments. Once the board finalizes the proposed amendments, there will be a formal review and a public hearing. There are several more items to be considered. The report was accepted with Trustee DiPasquale abstaining. Engineering and Other Reports Nick Dobmeier reported the good news that the sludge in the pond at the treatment plant does not contain any heavy metals. This means the gunk can be put in a landfill or possibly disposed of on site. Specifications for the work are at 60%, and the engineer hopes to have the project completed by the end

of the year. The sewer report was accepted as submitted. Code Enforcement Officer Fredrickson said he would meet with the chamber on sign regulations. Mardi Gras is scheduled for March 10. Beautification Chair Joe DiPasquale said he has received many compliments on how the Village looks with the Holiday decorations. The ski tree in front of the 1887 building made national news. Clerk’s Report Village Clerk Mary Klahn gave a shout-out to herself. She sent out letters to the last remaining homeowners who had not had their water meters exchanged for new ones. In it she said the owner’s water bill would be tripled if they did not make arraignments to have the meters exchanged. Unsurprisingly, she received over 100 phone calls from people wanting to set up appointments. She said now there are only 44 more homes left (to be switched) out of 1900. The board congratulated Ms. Klahn and went into executive session.

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different area of the park. The upcoming 3rd Saturday Trek will take place on December 16th. Join us for a hike through the wintery forest of Allegany at Summit Warming Hut as we explore the Bear Paw hiking trail. Meet at 1:00 PM and come dressed for the weather. Each hike will last approximately two hours. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Allegany State Park Facebook page or contact

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What do You Think is Always Right?

By Chad Neal Supposing the way we thought was never blundered. Imagine never being wrong. For some it seems they can’t be wrong because they’ve been indoctrinated a certain way. All of us have been duped somehow by a mentor who you would never question at a younger age. Assuming the mentor knows all about whatever was being learned is the way we were taught to assimilate. The phrase cognitive dissonance can be used as reference to some people on their faith in teachings from religion to politics and science. Experimentation and speculation has brought our civilization far from the caveman days, although there is still a lot we have to accomplish in this department. A fascist leader once said that telling a big enough lie over and over will make the populace believe it, and another famous person of yore said that it is easier to fool a person than it is to convince them they’ve been fooled. What do you think is always right?

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Dec. 16th at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum Reindeer Day is here! Kids can visit Dancer, in person, as well as Santa!  Santa and one of his reindeer will be greeting guests outside the doors of the museum.  Adults can have some fun at the basket raffle and bake sale.  Baskets will be all sizes and shapes, filled with a variety of items.  Tickets are just $1 a piece or the price goes down the more tickets you buy!  The museum is full handicap accessible and will be open during these times as well!  Explore the old classroom or see the military uniforms of the past.   Interested in donating a basket?  Please contact the Museum or visit their Facebook page! For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/ Salamanca-Area-Historical-Society-Museum-204855169671116/

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