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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 8 December 28 - January 3, 2018

Volume 13 ~ Issue 1

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Music Notes

Ellicottville’s Year in Review

Winter Blues Weekend

E’Ville Hosts Two Nights of Fun Jan. 19 & 20, 2018

An Entertaining Year in Everyone’s Favorite Town

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 SKYLINE DUO

Friday, December 29th, 8PM KICKSTART RUMBLE

Saturday, December 30th, 8PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455

PARTY SQUAD Thursday, December 28th, 9PM MICHAEL DISANTO Friday, December 29th, 6PM

PARTY SQUAD Saturday, December 30th, 6PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

ONLY HUMAN Friday, December 29th, 7PM CATS ON HOLIDAY Saturday, December 30th, 6PM

In 2017 Ellicottville became a greener community, installing two electric vehicle recharging stations. New faces were introduced to the government landscape. The Taste of Ellicottville added a cook-off competition “Chopped-style”. Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival was added to the yearly event schedule. Grand Funk Railroad played at Holiday Valley during the Summer Music Festival. And, John Nelson gets kudos from the community for creating the Ski Tree on the lawn of the 1887 Building which made national news. Read more about this year, page 8.

All of Ellicottville’s hotspots are on the schedule both nights and the list keeps growing. Bands include: The Hayden Fogel Band, Ade Adu, 2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer, Patti Parks and The Sizzling Heat, Liam Jones, The Untouchables,

Tommy Z, Mick Hayes Bank, Blue Light Blues Band, Growlers Blues Band, Ryan Melquist and Quister and Tex’s Karaoke. Keep your eye on www.ellicottvilleny. com for updates and band additions.

Photo of the Week Contest: Win 2 Ski Passes To Holiday Valley Ski Resort! Contest Runs Weekly! Submit Photos to The Villager on Facebook or

Business Spotlight:

Canadian Friendship Week

Bear Paw Shoppe

Canadian Friendship Week runs from January 2nd - 8th

Seasonal Gift Shop Opens In Washington Square

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, December 28th, 9PM

NO NAME BAND Friday, December 29th, 9PM JOE QUICK Saturday, December 30th, 9PM WEST

Sunday, December 31st, 9PM

By Chad Neal

all have their own unique gifts to discover while enjoying the As most familiar with Ellicottville town and village. There is never know, the shopping is part of the a shortage of places to shop in draw. The shops and boutiques Ellicottville and the newest little boutique with a charming array of merchandise is Bear Paw Shoppe in Washington Square snuggled in between Sub Way and Dom’s Butcher Block. The Bear Paw Shoppe is chock full

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Views From My Deck: Welcome 2018 I repeat, Welcome 2018... Page 7

See “SHOPPE” Page 9

On January 2nd – 8th, Welcome Canadians! Our annual Canadian Friendship week is from Tuesday, January 2nd to Monday, January 8th. During this week, lift tickets and rental equipment are at par when paying with Canadian cash or check at Holiday Valley.

Highway Barn Issues

Catlin Croft Appointed to Planning Board Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

On December 31, you may be gathered around a festive table with friends or family, or both. You are ready to watch the 29th annual Ball drop in Buffalo (2nd largest ball drop in the US with 40,000 present) or the 1st largest drop - a 12,000 pound Waterford Crystal ball in Times Square, for the 113th time, with 90,000 attendees and millions watching.

What’s Shakin’ In E’ville:... Page 8

Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville is the Town to Be In By MouthSayTongue I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and didn’t overindulge too much. We’ve been hit by the lake effect monster and The Valley is almost completely open and Holimont will be open to the public monfri, starting next week. Let’s take a look at what’s going on around town for New Years Weekend

New Year’s Eve at HV

Ring In The New Year at Holiday Valley

At the Town Board meeting, last Wednesday night Highway Superintendent Tom Scharf outlined some electrical overheating problems at the Town’s Highway Barn. The barn, off Bryant Hill Rd., was constructed by the Town under the direction of former Highway Superintendent Dave Golley. (See the Highway Department report further down.) Public Hearing The meeting started with Supervisor Matt McAndrew opening a public hearing on the Code of Ethics to be adopted by the Board. The codes had been distributed to the board at a previous meeting. There were no members of the general public at the meeting to make comments. Supervisor McAndrew kept the public hearing open and continued with the rest of the meeting. He opened privilege of the floor to Mary O’Leary the Cattaraugus County Community Services Director. She wanted to familiarize the board with the mental health services available through the county. Currently, there are 1800 county residents in various clinics the county runs. The programs focus on three main areas, recovery from addiction, education, and job placement. Citizens involved in the programs range from 3 years old to 87. Care for enrollees is coordinated through the various clinics and give

Holiday Valley would like to extend their gratitude to all guests, fellow employees and all of those who helped make 2017 such a fun an exciting year at the resort. Everyone’s invited to join as they ring in the New Year with a night full of skiing, friends and festivities. The celebration kicks off at 9pm on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor with a family friendly holiday event, with DJ John Barry. Cindy’s Lift and the slopes it serves are open until 11pm. Anyone who’s an intermediate skier or better is invited to participate in the torchlight parade (hint: wear an old jacket and gloves if you have them, and kids please bring a parent). Meet at the bottom of Cindy’s at 11pm. Spectators can watch from the deck of The Lodge for a great view of Cindy’s Run and the Groomer Parade at 11:15, then the

See “BOARD” Page 9

See “NYE” Page 9

Winter Blues Weekend : January 19th & 20th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

Page 2 ~ The Villager ~ December 28 - January 3, 2018

Want it all? This farm has everything you 5000+ sf custom log home, professionally Charming home in the village of Allegany The most economical condo lifestyle in EVL! 4BR/2.5 BA living level entry town3 levels of fun right in the heart of could want– 4 BR house, 200 acres of land, decorated, 5BR/4.2BA, 2 master suites, 2 FP, f/ a new kitchen, bathroom, & much more! No HOA fees– just pay for plowing & mowing. house w/ 1760 sf, gas FP, across from HoliMont in this exclusive Plum Ridge multiple decks, hot tub, ski in/ski out access! 2 barns, timber, gas well, & so much more! HoliMont & an easy walk to the village! On-site garage apt to pay your mortgage! Walk to everything the village has to offer! condo! A must see!

ML#B10590516 $299,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

MLS#1006259 $1,295,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Recently updated 3BR/2.5 bath w/ Minutes to everything, yet private & peaceful, covered hot tub deck! Low utilities, this pristine 5+ acre lot is located in popular subdivision w/ additional lot available. no HOA fees & fully furnished!

ML#B1031401 $259,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

ML#B1045211 $39,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

A true one of a kind chalet nestled in a Move right in to this furnished mid-level private location! Perfect layout, very end unit townhouse in desirable HM location with 4 BR, 2 baths, FP, priced to move! efficient, and beautifully updated.

ML#B1090215 $279,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

ML#B1070281 $249,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

GBT is adding a new building w/ 3 new Charming village home just a short units. A 3/2.middle unit f/ open layout ideal walk to everything EVL has to offer. for entertaining & walking dist to the village! 3BR/1BA and a huge lot!

ML#B1065416 $239,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

ML#B1045475 $189,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

Incredible slope views in this stunning Don’t miss out on this affordable home 5BR/3.5 bath chalet. Living & family room, right in the heart of the village. An easy 2 FP, open kitchen, on 5 acres w/ pond! walk from shopping & dining. Huge lot!

ML#B1016839 $529,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

ML#B505979 $119,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

ML#B1057037 $1,400,000

Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

ML#B432414 $254,900

ML#B494877 $139,990

ML#B1060626 $224,900

Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Affordable, furnished & equipped, 3BR/2BA getaway spot just 2 miles from the village!

Escape the mundane w/ views of HM slopes on 7 acres. 4/3, great floor plan, & sold mostly furnished!

ML#B1021423 $139,000 Harry Weisman: 716-680-2173

ML#B463098 $269,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Your search ends here! This move-in Enjoy the sights & convenience of EVL in this ready home offers an open kitchen, 1700 sq ft condo that takes urban sophisticastone FP, master suite, and acreage! tion to a whole new level, includes parking!

ML#B1075130 $239,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

Just before the arboretum you’ll find this new build. Stunning 4/2.5 walking distance to dining, shopping & nightlife!

ML#B11064606 $525,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Walk to the Clubhouse and HoliMont Well-maintained mobile home in Great Truly the best WF unit on the market! 3 Ski Lifts or stroll to the village from this Valley, 8 mins to Ellicottville. 3/2 featuring BR/2BA, wood burning FP, views of the “Ski Central” Location!! new windows & roof, central air & deck! slopes, steps from the village!

ML#B494394 $319,999

ML#B1083654 $355,000

ML#B494877 $48,500

ML#B1087755 $214,900

Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

Tastefully updated 1 BR condo w/ new gas Step into paradise in this 3 BR/2BA condo Breathtaking views of HM from this luxurious This is a huge find! 4 acres right next to FP, easy access to slopes, tennis courts, in the desirable Woods development! New 5/4 chalet. Vaulted ceilings, stunning stone South Valley State Forest. Country water tank, deck, fridge & much more! FP & walls of windows w/ panoramic views! property, huge outbuilding! golf course, trails– at a price you’ll love!

ML#B1064683 $89,000

ML#B1078881 $249,900

Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

27-29 E. Washington St. Friday: 5pm – 7pm Saturday 10am–12pm & 2pm-4pm

Minutes to village this 4/3 comes with 5+ serene ac. 1.5 miles to HoliMont; perfect for entertaining!

ML#B505616 $415,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

ML#B495349 $367,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

ML#B504356 $779,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

ML#B1068968 $159,900

Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

More bang for your buck! Enjoy being right Updated & ready for you to move in! This in the heart of the village and walk to 4/2.1 features granite counters & is impeceverything you need! cably furnished; not to mention location!

ML#B497337 $299,900 Louise Oeffling: 716-307-4353

Check out this true 3BR/2BA Victorian home in the heart of the village! Equipped with a woodshed, FP, spacious barn, and large yard!

3/3 on 5.72 a. f/ timber accents, reclaimed wood, in-floor heat, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Ideal for entertaining!

Owner has reduced the price! Let a tenant help pay your mortgage. Home includes an upper apartment, & pleasant yard!

ML#B423097 $237,500 Louise Oeffling: 716-353-4353

MLS #B1088441 $409,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

ML#B489374 $95,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

ML#B1038076 $279,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year! from ERA Team VP & Vacation Rentals

Publisher’s Word “Out With the Old”

It’s that time of year once again – the completion of another 12 months of life, love and the pursuit of happiness. The fact of the matter is the older one gets,

the faster the year comes to a close – funny how that works. Younger, carefree folks just can’t wait to start the New Year off with thoughts of how wonderful the upcoming seasons are going to be. The rest of us can be reluctant to let go of what has passed, and puzzle over lost opportunities, things we could’ve done better, and any other miscellaneous “should have’s” we bumped into along the way. The Villager had a truly wonderful 2017 – we’ve expanded our publishing family with the first year of our sister publication, “The Lakeside Ledger” in Chautauqua County,

circulation is up, our talented staff continues to delight, and my personal enthusiasm for what we do here is alive and well with our contributors. But we wouldn’t have flourished if it wasn’t for our loyal readers – it’s all of you who give The Villager life and purpose. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your suggestions and support. So dear readers, should you feel obligated to make a New Year’s resolution, try resolving to find the opportunities tucked away in each new day, and try to rise above the little things that bring you down. Happy New Year’s! JZ-C

Happy Birthday

Linda Opferbeck-Huffman ..... December 29 Noelle Swanson ..... January 2 • Vivian Swan ...January 5th Joe Clark ....January 5th • Becky Colburn .....January 6th Nick Pircio .....Jan. 8th • Sarah Bobinchuck Miller ...Jan. 9th MacKenzie Weinstein ...January 9th

Ellicottville Food Pantry

December 28 - January 3, 2018 ~ The Villager ~ Page 3 “My Listings Turn To SOLD!”

28 Years Of Local Real Estate Knowledge

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

6084 Rte. 219 S. Ellicottville, NY




6882 LESLIE ROAD 260 DEER CROSSING Hillside setting custom built home. 5 bdrms, 5 F 4,000+Sq Ft overlooking HV. 4+ bdrms, 4 ½ baths w/ baths. On suite bdms for guests. Fabulous finishings 3 levels. 3 FP’s, 3 car att. garage. Outside patio+ sun throughout. 4800 SF. Asking $949K rm. Large game room w/ bar. $895,000 HOLIMONT FAMILY RETREAT


NEW PRICE! 18 GREER HILL 6674 MAPLES ROAD Walk to the Village or Slopes. Furnished 10+ bdrm, 5 This contemporary chalet w/ panoramic offer 4+ 1/2 ba. home w/ 3 car garage. Fireplaces in Rec. & LR bdrms, 3 F Baths & sold turnkey. New kitchen & Sleeps 30+ in beds. Asking $749,000 flring. California closets & freshly painted. $479,900 MINUTES TO EVL


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 722 - Year to date 80,910

Howard Hanna Winter Collection The Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and The Villager have joined forces in collecting new or gently used coats, hats & mittens for the Salamanca Youth. A drop off box is located at the Howard Hanna office at 34 Washington St., Ellicottville. Donations will be accepted all winter long during normal business hours 7 days a week. Please help us in making it a warmer winter......Warm Hearts Happen Here!

ECS Staff Plays Christmas Carols

NEW PRICE! 6223 WITCH HOLLOW 25 W. WASHINGTON STREET New built 4 bdrms, 2 Full Baths, 1 car garage, in flr Corner dble lot w/ 2 sep. dwellings. 3 bdrm2 ½ ba heating. 2 lvl cedar chalet w/ stone accents w/patio & home+ oversized garage w/ 2 bdrm, 1 ba loft apt. Most deck. Pond & outside fire pit. $429,000 furnishing stay in both. Asking $349,900 ADJOINING HOLIMONT
























SNOWPINE 1-2-3 Bedrooms. Starting at $74,900

TAMARACK CLUB 1-2-3 Bedrooms. Starting at $64,900

WILDFLOWER 1 & 2 Bedrooms. Starting at $119,900

22 1/2 acres w/ 5 bdrms, 3 baths, home Prime location set up for 2 families to 3 bdrms, 2 bath / garage. Design your sold furnished, freshly painted 2016 Large share.4bdrm2bathmainhome+anew interior then walk to shops & restaurants. WBFP. Asking $398,500 3 bdrms, 1 bath apt. furnished. $399,900 Access to 100’s of acres. $399,000 ACROSS FROM HOLIMONT LARGE HILLSIDE CHALET 5 MILES TO VILLAGE

Chalet w/ distinction. 3 lvl. 4 bdrms, 3 5 bdrm, 3 f bths 2 half bas on 5 acs. Great Furn. w/4 bdrms loft & 3 full bas. Great F bas + garage. Most furnishings are rm / rec. rm WBFP plus det. garage. HT. rm w/ FP + rec. room. Many upgrades, negotiable. $395,000 3,000+ sq ft. Furn. $315,000 shows like new. Asking only $289,999 FABULOUS RENOVATION SKI CHALET AT HOLIMONT BEAUTIFUL UNIT

ECS Music Instructor Crystal Wilder assembled some of the ECS staff to greet the students with Christmas Carols when they entered school last Thursday morning.

~ Obituary ~ Edmund Thomas Thomas, Edmund J. December 24, 2017 of Evans, NY. Beloved husband of Candalene McCombs Thomas; loving father of E. Dale (Monica) Thomas; adored grandfather of Lindsay (Lance) Thomas Newsome, Cody, and Brooke Thomas; and new great-grandfather of Luke Newsome. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Buffalo Maritime Center, in his memory. Online condolences at www.

Not a inch missed through construction, Maintained 4 bdrm w/ access to the View of both resorts & walk to the Village. baths, kitchen, flooring and fixtures. slopes. Great rm w/ WBFP. Lrg deck + Offeredfurn.3bdrms2½bathswithgreat Strictly owner use. Asking $299,000 metalrf.Mostcontentscanstay. $297,500 room plus family room. Only $279,000

3 Bdrm, 2 ½ baths w / slope view. Walk to 3 Bdrm, 2 ½ Ba on 5+ Acs w/lrg garage Turnkey 3 bdrm, 2 ba unit at Fox Ridge. HM slopes or village. Lrg open kit. w bar + 1 bdrm apt for extra family & friends. This unit is upgraded & nicely furnished & F/P. Furn. + det. 2 garage. $267,700 Mostly furnished, HT& More. $274,900 throughout Exp. deck. Only $249,900

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

End unit nicely furn., updated kitchen & A-Frame on just over 3 acs, 10 mins to 3 Bdrm 2 Ba totally furn. in Village Of bthrms. 3 bdrms, 2 F. bas. New windows E’ville. 3 bdrms & 1 ½ ba / Jacuzzi tub. E’ville. Nicely maintained.. Walk into & drs. Gas FP & more. $220,000 Updated Kitchen & WBFP. $127,500 town. Asking $69,900 WALK TO SLOPES OR VILLAGE SKI-IN SKI-OUT 5 STAR FACILITIES

New York State Ski and Stay Weekend : January 5th & 6th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

Page 4 ~ The Villager ~ December 28 - January 3, 2018

Grab your friends & family and head over to the Holiday Valley Tubing Co. Tubing is fun for all ages! Kids age 15 & under $12 on Thursday & Friday!

Tubing is all the fun of old fashioned sledding, but even better with night lights, a warming hut, a bonfire, and best of all ... a ride back up the hill! With over 20 lanes to slip, slide and yeee ha, come experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun!

Your Turn Women’s Clinic

$18.50 for 2hr. slide Group rates available

716.699.TUBE • Route 242 & Bryant Hill Road • Ellicottville NY Located at Holiday Valley inside the Tamarack Club

Holiday Valley Update

Best Views in Town

Attention all women skiers, it’s your turn for a fun, informative and fulfilling two days on the ski slopes! For all those years of getting everyone else organized, packing lunches, gathering the hats, gloves and goggles, here’s your chance to grab some just-for-you time on the slopes. Professional skier, coach and racer, Lisa Densmore Ballard and Holiday Valley’s Snowsports School present “Your Turn” Women’s Clinic at Holiday Valley on January 25th and 26th. Intermediate to advanced women skiers will gain more confidence in different snow conditions and on more challenging terrain… and have fun while doing it. Lisa has a unique way of communicating her understanding of equipment and technique and explaining them in ways that make sense. She uses video

analysis of each skier and gives plenty of personal feedback. And there’s lots of group camaraderie, resulting in friendships and new ski partners! Cost of the clinic is $290.00 and it includes 2 days of coaching, demo skis and lectures about the equipment and proper boot fitting, plenty of skiing with Lisa and Holiday Valley

Instructors, video analysis of each participant, a continental breakfast each day, 2 lunches and one dinner and door prizes! Specially priced lift tickets are available. A lodging special at the Inn at Holiday Valley is offered for Wednesday and Thursday nights; Call 800323-0020. For more details go to www.holidayvalley. com/womenskiclinic.

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The Daily Lunch Specials!

Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2:00pm

LIVE MUSIC Dec. 28th - Party Squad @ 9-1AM Dec. 29th - Micheal DiSanto @ 6-9PM Dec. 30th - Party Squad @ 6-10PM

NEW DANCE FLOOR!! 2 DJ’s Open Every Friday & Saturday!

New Dinner Menu Served Fri. & Sat. 4pm-9pm

Featuring Dom’s Butcher Block Steak Specials and our award winning Guiness Mac & Cheese

Reserve Our Upstairs for Your Private Party

Do you remember who introduced you to skiing and riding? Was it a friend, family member or maybe a teacher? Learning to ski and ride is an adventure that you can enjoy for a lifetime … but do you think you would have learned if you didn’t have a pal to give you that little nudge? Here is your chance to pay it forward by sharing YOUR love of skiing and riding with a friend, family member or co-worker with the Bring a Friend Challenge at Holiday Valley. When you bring a new skier or rider who purchases a learn to ski or snowboard package, you will receive a 50% discount coupon for an adult 8 hour all area lift ticket for your next visit to Holiday Valley. Plus if you hold on to your friends receipt for their Learn to Ski or Ride lesson and visit holidayvalley. com/bringafriend you can enter the National Bring a Friend challenge where you can enter to win really great prizes from Head, Rossignol, Dynastar/ Lange, Polarmax, Seirus, Transpack, Never Summer, Krimson Klover and Zeal Optics. The Challenge runs

from January 5 – February 18, 2018. Consumers must be at least 13 years old to qualify. Holiday Valley makes learning to ski or ride fun and affordable. All during the month of January get a half priced learn to ski or learn to snowboard package! The daytime price is $31.50 and the price for a night package is $22.50. The Beginner’s Package includes - beginner’s lesson, beginner’s lift ticket and rental equipment for skiing or snowboarding. Bring your friend, your spouse or your child - skiing and snowboarding are twice as fun when you have a buddy! Age 12 and up. January Learn to Ski/ Ride Lodging Package - For a real treat and the perfect introduction to skiing or riding, check out the January Learn to Ski/ Ride lodging package at the Inn at Holiday Valley. Stay midweek at the Inn (Sunday nights through Thursday nights) and get a FREE Learn to Ski or Ride package for all first timers in your room ages 12 and up. Excludes Sunday January 14, 2018. Helpful Tips for First Timers - Dress in warm, loose fitting layers. • Wear a waterproof outer layer on the top and the bottom, warm gloves or mittens and a hat. • Avoid wearing blue jeans (unless you like feeling soggy) and don’t forget your long johns, sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes. • Bring a change of socks and some comfortable clothes for after skiing. If you put on

dry socks before you put on your ski boots, your feet will stay much warmer. • Plan to rent skis, boots and poles (or snowboard and boots) the first few times out. We have equipment specially designed for beginners, and our lift and lesson packages make learning affordable. You’ll need to leave a credit card or ID in the rental shop while you’re out skiing. • Always take a beginner lesson whether you are skiing or snowboarding. Do yourself a favor and let our instructors introduce you to the sport. They make learning to ski or snowboard fun from the start! Even if your (pick one) boyfriend, girlfriend, uncle, cousin, mother-in-law is an awesome skier or rider, they probably don’t know all of the little tips and tricks of teaching someone the sport. You have a much better chance of enjoying skiing or snowboarding if you take a lesson with a pro. • Look for the green dots that direct you to the new Creekside lodge, located next to the Holiday Valley Lodge. You can purchase your Learn-toSki or Learn-to-Snowboard package there, rent beginner’s equipment, plus get all of your questions answered. • Plan to arrive at least one hour before you want your lesson to begin so you have time to sign up, get your equipment and soak up the excitement of the resort! Lessons are at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM during the day or 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 during the evening. For more information visit bringafriend.

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Winter Blues Weekend : January 19th & 20th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

December 28 - January 3, 2018 ~ The Villager ~ Page 5

SKIING,PURE AND SIMPLE w w w. h o l i m o n t . c o m

HoliMont Update SkiScape Fundraiser at HoliMont January 7

On Sunday, January 7 , approximately 200 skiers will descend upon the snowcovered slopes of HoliMont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, NY in honor of addiction recovery and awareness. The 20th Annual Kids Escaping Drugs SkiScape is a premier fundraising event that attracts individuals, families, businesses, and schools from all over Western New York. The theme for the 2018 event is “Shred the Stigma of Addiction” because the disease of addiction does not discriminate. Each participant th

will be asked to dedicate their first run of the day to addiction recovery and awareness. In addition, tribute boards will be available on site to share memories or messages of hope. All proceeds from SkiScape will go directly to support Kids Escaping Drugs, which actively provides the resources needed to educate our community on the serious substance abuse epidemic that is plaguing Western New York. Kids Escaping Drugs proactively works with at-risk youth to

provide early intervention and education services through the Face2Face program, which reaches over 16,000 local adolescents each year. In addition, proceeds from this event will also benefit the Renaissance Campus Facility, WNY’s only residential treatment program for teens suffering from substance abuse and addiction. To participate in the event please register at w w w. 5 0 1 a u c t i o n s . c o m / SkiScape or RSVP by calling the Kids Escaping Drugs office at 716-8279462. Lift tickets are $75 each and include a full day of snowboarding or skiing at HoliMont, a hot catered lunch by Dina’s Restaurant, and an event t-shirt. “Kids Escaping Drugs is proud to serve Cattaraugus County, especially through our Face2Face programming. SkiScape gives us a great opportunity to bring awareness to the local community” says Suzanne D’Amico, Director of Development. SkiScape is proudly presented by HoliMont and sponsored by WGRZ-TV Channel 2 On Your Side, West Herr Automotive Group, Eastern Hills Mall & Commons, & EnergyMark LLC.

Turn to “Turner” Smarter, Bolder, Faster! 6652 Thistle Road, Ellicottville

Not just another choice, but the right choice Tom Turner

4 E. Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750 716-763-7506 (office) 716-640-3912 (cell) email:

Great chalet in a spectacular location overlooking the slopes of Holiday Valley. This home has a beautiful living room, kitchen and great room with wood burning fireplace. Great master suite with bath that offers amazing views. There are two additional bedrooms with another bath and a half. Nice walk out lower level with rec room. Outside you will find large multi tiered decks and a garage. Nicely landscaped and wooded setting.




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The Cattaraugus County Town Highway Superintendents Association donated a large box of toys and games to Olean General Hospital’s pediatric and emergency departments. Diane Metz, executive board member, said they collect and donate to various community organizations each year. This year they expanded their gift giving to include local hospitals as well. “The guys Pictured, from left, are Angela Swain, RN, pediatrics; really enjoy donating these Roger Johnson, RN, ER; Katie Blocher, RN, pediatrics; toys and preparing the boxes Diane Metz, executive board member; Robert Barber, for delivery,” Metz said. The president; Tom Benz, secretary/treasurer; Brad Hurley, pediatric and ER departments vice president; Katie Watkins, nurse manager, pediatrics. are grateful for this generous donation. “Kids need a little extra love when they are sick. The toys we are able to provide come from generous donations such as this,” said Katie Watkins, pediatric nurse manager.

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By Carol Fisher Samoa, near Australia, in the Pacific Ocean, is one of the first places to welcome the New Year while American Samoa, (a US territory, east of Australia and north of New Zealand, only 62.2 miles from Samoa and 3,543 miles from California) is among the last. Thanks to Wikipedia for that interesting bit of information. So, theoretically, you could welcome 2018 in Samoa, take a 45-minute flight to American Samoa and for 23 hours (or 22 given travel time) can relive the last hours of 2017 and welcome 2018 all over again. Think of it. It’s almost a bit like time travel. Hypothetically, in Samoa, you’ve closed the old book and opened the new. But, along comes an adventurous friend who invites you along

in her private plane to fly off to American Samoa. Upon arrival, you both have 22 more hours in 2017, the year you just left behind less than an hour ago. What could that mean? Think of the possibilities. It’s kind of an extra 22 hours added to your life. How would you use them? Would you do something in those waning hours to change something you may have done in 2017? Would you not let the year close out with some of the regrets you felt as the clock ticked away in those final moments of 2017 in Samoa? What would be different if you could have those extra 22 hours to make things right, to call that old friend, to make that proposal, to race to the finish on a 2017 resolution made on January 1 of that closing year? Imagine! But, here we are in The Southern Tier of WNY,

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Workshops for Kids and Adults to be Offered at Bradford Little Theatre south of Buffalo, and Ontario, Canada. We won’t be given 22 extra hours, no matter if we have a friend with a private plane on New Year’s Eve. On December 31, you may be gathered around a festive table with friends or family, or both. You are ready to watch the 29th annual Ball drop in Buffalo (2nd largest ball drop in the US with 40,000 present) or the 1st largest drop - a 12,000 pound Waterford Crystal ball in Times Square, for the113th time, with 90,000 attendees and millions watching. As the magical hour ticks off, strains of Auld Lang Syne will be heard, with hopefully, a recording by Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, playing for old times’ sake. Auld Lang Syne, translated from the old Scottish dialect means “Should old friends be forgotten, and never thought of? Should old friends be forgotten, and those days of long ago?” Perfect! For those of us in Ellicottville, Ontario as we sometimes fondly call ourselves, that song and its artist has a special meaning. Guy Lombardo is a Canadian born, naturalized American artist, who became as much a part of New Year’s Eve as the ball drop. This year, we celebrate the departure of 2017 and arrival of a spanking new 2018 with friends, food, music, silly hats, horns and spectacular fireworks displays. Annnnd, in this tiny slice of heaven on our exquisite blue globe, we silently applaud

Bradford Little Theatre is excited to be offering a series of 4 two-hour acting workshops that will be held on Saturdays during the month of January. The classes will be under the direction of local actress Sharon Rula Backos. 

 Backos is a method trained, Actors Equity actress, playwright, and acting instructor with an MFA in Performance.  She has been teaching acting for over 25 years and has taught at Pitt Bradford and Jamestown Community College and has held acting workshops in the area in the past.  She is also a


The classes will take place on January 6, 13, 20, and 27 at Togi’s Playhouse, 18 Welch Ave, in Bradford. The kids class will be held from 10amnoon and the teen/adult class will be held from 1-3pm each week.

 The first two weeks of the class will be what Backos calls “Emotion Explosion” which is a series of improvisational exercises and games to get actors thinking and engaging.

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 members of our community.  The second two weeks of It will be a great way for local class titled “Acting Like You actors to hone their skills and Mean It” and actors will dive for first timers to come out into scene work and character and have fun while learning development. 

“The ‘Acting Like You about acting,” said BLT Board President Kristin Asinger. Mean It’ classes are designed “Plus it’s a great way to beat to teach an actor to work a the cabin fever feeling in script and understand dialogue and characterization.  There is January! ”

There will be two classes also a focus on memorization, available each Saturday in which helps the brain, sensory January - one for kids ages 7 work, and using your body through 14 and another for teens and adults ages 14 and See “THEATRE” page 10

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I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and didn’t overindulge too much. We’ve been hit by the lake effect monster and The Valley is almost completely open and HoliMont will be open to the public MondayFriday, starting next week. Let’s take a look at what’s going on around town for New Years Weekend and as always we go to The Gin Mill Thursday night for Joseph and Johnson from 8-11pm. These guys have been doing this acoustic set of covers for quite some time now and actually Fred Joseph has been doing this gig for 15+ years with several different partners. It’s always a good time, the beer is cold and the food is hot. Party Squad starts their Thursday night party night this week at Madigan’s. They will be here every Thursday throughout ski season from 8-1am. An Ellicottville tradition for over 20 years. FRIDAY We get rolling Friday at Balloons with Only Humen on the main stage from 7-10pm. This Buffalo Hall of Fame band has been rocking the tri-state area since 1986. They play dance covers from the 60’s-2000’s. Mike Edgerly will be offering up some acoustic music in the back bar from 10-2am, Dj Xcite will be in the sound booth with some glide for your slide on two dance floors till 2am. Villaggio is next up at 8pm with Skyline Duo. They are out of Bradford and they play some acoustic, progressive/ alt music to accompany some delicious Italian food. Bei tempi, buon cibo. Back over on Washington St. The Gin Mill presents The No Name Band from 9-12am. This Bradford trio plays an acoustic set of folk, roots and country covers that you can sing and dance along to. Don’t forget 26 drafts and the kitchen is


Cont. From Cover Story By John Thomas Staff Writer Well, another year has come and gone here in our little Town and Village. As always, entertainment was found in virtually every aspect of the life of the community. The Chamber’s events were reliably terrific, from the Summer Music Fest to Taste, to Fall Festival. Local politics provided a certain diversion with new faces on both boards and some spirited debates on the Village Board. The Town and Village have moved closer together, sharing some employees and positions. In the spirit of moving together, perhaps the most significant story in local government was the creation of the combined Town/Village Director of Public Works. The new Director will be responsible for the roads in the Town and Village as well as the Village’s water and sewer systems. Niles Pierson

open till midnight. A little east, on Washington, you’ll find Madigan’s and Michael DiSanto from 6-9pm. Michael plays a set of progressive, alt music and originals and gets the crowd involved. Dj Cobra Con will follow from 10-2am with some jammin on the house sound for your swerve. SATURDAY Saturday we get started where many end off at, Madigan’s. This is the unofficial kickoff to the ski season with Party Squad. These guys have been a Thursday night tradition here since Shane and Conner were knee high to a Leprechaun and they always kick it off on Saturday night of hell week. They will play from 6-10pm and Dj TSwift will follow in the sound booth with some thumpin for your bumpin. Back to Balloons for Cats On Holiday from 6-9:30pm. These Clevelanders play Zydeco style music and have played Mardi Gras here before. Dj Kage will follow till 2am with some nasty juju for your hip shake. The kitchen usually has some early night app specials that you might want to try. Next up, Villaggio where Kickstart Rumble will be playing from 9-12am. These guys got some rockabilly style music and list Stray Cats and Elvis as a few of their influence. The Gin Mill will have Joe Quick from 9-1am. His influences are country and he does covers and originals. He has an EP out that you can get a copy of. 26 draughts and the latest kitchen in E’ville make for a fun night. SUNDAY We start the New Years Eve off at Balloons with Darkwater from Bradford, Pa. These fellows are the full band version of Darkwater Duo and they are very good. They do excellent covers and originals in the progressive and alt style. They will be

on the main stage from 8pm1am and will toast in the New Year. Drink specials will be available and Dj Kage will close out the evening in the sound booth with some cool grooves for your moves. The Gin Mill will have West doing their New Year celebration from 9-1am. These Ellicottville veterans play a, get off your ass set and have the crowd participating. Don’t forget all those draft beers and try a Gin Mill burger. Holiday Valley always rings in the New Year with fireworks, a torch light parade and a party for the family downstairs another party upstairs for the adults. (See more information on the cover.) Only one band on Monday, New Years day and that’s Two Guys Drinking Beer, which is West without drums. They like to get the crowd and it’s a great way to end a day of skiing and eating. They’re at The Gin Mill from 8-11pm. Don’t forget 25-cent wings every Monday at Balloons. Monday Night Football, wings and beer. Murica. The Gin Mill is busy this week. Tuesday The Hick Ups will play their bluegrass set for your enjoyment from 7-10pm. This band is comprised of players from three different bands and they are a lot of fun to listen to. 26 drafts and the kitchen is open till 11pm. Absolutely last but not least it’s Winston, Wagner, Wings, Wednesday. 75cent wings and some good acoustic music from the 60’s till today. These guys have been playing this gig since Wilbur and Orville still had a bike shop in Ohio. It’s a great E’ville tradition. I want to wish everyone peace and love in the New Year and I hope you have a great week of skiing and après in our wonderful village and always remember, SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

won the job and will take his position sometime in March. He has been “attending,” via phone, Town and Village board meetings for the past several months. With the help of some prodding from the state, Ellicottville has been becoming a greener community. Two electric vehicle recharging stations have been installed at Town Center. At the moment, there are, at most, two electric vehicles registered in all of Cattaraugus County. But that will change. The Town performed several of what the state optimistically calls “high impact items” to comply with the Guv’s Clean Energy Initiative. Town/Village hall was outfitted with a new air conditioning system. Gone are the old ceiling fans in the upstairs meeting room. The new A/C helps keep the board meetings cool. Well, at least some of them. However, things got a bit heated at some of the Village Board meetings. The big debate over the summer was the adoption of the Village’s Code of Ethics. New Trustee Spencer Murry introduced a provision to the proposed

codes that prohibited any municipal official from nominating or discussing the placement of a family member on any village board. At the organizational meeting in May, the Mayor had nominated his wife to continue on the Village Planning Board. Heated debates over the need for the change ensued over the next two months, and in July the codes were adopted with the new restriction. By contrast, the Town Board adopted a similar Code of Ethics (without the nepotism clause) without so much as a word of debate. New faces dotted the government landscape, Sherman Wilkens had his petition for re-election invalidated by the state on a technicality, forcing him to run as a write-in candidate. He lost to Spencer Murry. The board presented Mr. Wilkens with a plaque thanking him for his many years of service. In November John Zerfas was elected to the Town Board to take over Rick Jackson’s position; who did not run for re-election. Steve Crowley



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to use for the store’s names as well. It has an outdoor feel to the name which we thought could fit in with the Village and all the outdoor activities that EVL is known for.” Marino informed The Villager that they had been looking “off and on for a possible retail location in Ellicottville for the past couple years now.” He said, “I’ve been operating the food and retail locations in Allegany State Park since 1994. And this location became available in early November and I wasn’t sure of the size at first, but after showing it to my staff, we all agreed to ‘go for it’. And I have a great staff that works alongside me at the park and in most cases, I can’t keep all of them employed throughout our slower season which is our winter season. I thought this would be great opportunity for some of them to stay on year-round and venture into this new opportunity with me.” Marino currently lives in Ellicottville and says he truly loves the town. “Coming from a skiing background, I fell in love with the town when first came here in the 90s. Holiday Valley is a great well operated mountain, and has really grown over the years since I’ve been here.” Marino and his staff opened the store on December 15, he iterated that their new product is rolling in and that they’ve had a very positive response so

wof different kinds of seasonal egifts and is definitely worth lthe experience to check it out. eThe Villager caught up with lJohn Marino, the owner, and learned a bit about him and ethe new store. r Marino told The Villager .that he was born in Catskill, sNY, “which is about 2 hours snorth of New York City and dgrew up in a ski town, Hunter, thome to Hunter Mountain ySki Area. Growing up, my parents operated 3 ski shops sin that area which now my hsister and I operate.” Marino tsaid, “I love the ski business eand growing up, I would rspend a ton of time skiing and .working in the stores. The nski business has taught me everything I know regarding ,my own business.” When asked about how s ,they came up with the name tand what merchandise they edecided to offer Marino yanswered, “We came up with dthe name for the store with nthe start of our Fudge Making business in Allegany State sPark this past year, Bear Paw .Fudge Company. We also ,use Bear Paw within our new rock panning activity located swithin one of our general kstores, “Bear Paw Mining sCompany”. We thought the tname would be kind of cool s m d of the year. McAndrew n said he felt the arraignment n was confusing; is the year C ont. From Cover based on the calendar year t or when he starts working in , March? After a discussion, the Board felt the agreement people a single point of entry d should say they will pay for comprehensive care. s the Engineer according to S upervisors Report e the employee contract. The Mr. McAndrew called Niles e agreement will have to be Pierson the newly named d sent back to the Village Town/Village Engineer so a that he could participate in for the change, and further ethe meeting. McAndrew action on the document was wand Mark Alianello reported tabled. John Zerfas from the eon the Floor Flushers Planning Board announced meeting. The meter pit on d the Board had received five East Washington has several l applications for the open problems and needs repair. s position on the Planning The work will be tricky E because no one should be Board. He said the best allowed in the pit while the application and resume lines are charged. Alianello they had received was from yhad several estimates for Catlin Croft, and the board mrepair ranging from $10,000 wanted to appoint her to gto $19,000. McAndrew said the position. The larger ythe Village could not afford Board passed a resolution .to split the cost with the approving her appointment. gTown and said they would Congratulations Catlin! ddiscuss the problem at the Later in the meeting, Brook enext meeting. The ongoing Szpaicher was appointed .work to find and fix the to the Fire Board. The dvarious water leaks around Department Reports were rthe town is paying off. Mr. accepted as submitted. nAlianello said the Village The Supervisor said Rick donly has to pump water to fill Jackson’s term on the Board ythe East Tank for 4.5 hours will be up next year. Mr. dinstead of 19 hours when it McAndrew thanked Mr. fwas first built. Nussbaumer Jackson for his service. John mand Clark are working on Zerfas was recently elected aa bid package for sludge to take over Jackson’s spot removal at the Wastewater on the board. eTreatment Plant. They are Police Report ,coordinating with the DEC Officer in Charge Don sto enable on-site disposal Auge said the part-time nof the gunk. It will be less police officers will be aexpensive than hauling getting a raise starting nthe stuff to a landfill. The January 1, 2018. The new eSupervisor brought up the police vehicle is ordered and einter-municipal agreement will be picked up in January, sfor payment to the new and the radio and other mTown/Village Engineer. equipment will be installed. .Currently, the agreement Highway Department scalls for paying the Tom Scharf reported there dEngineer $110,000 per year are electrical problems with sfor the first six months of the Highway Department’s remployment and $115,000 Vehicle Barn off Bryant Hill yper year for the remainder Road. Some of the conduits



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torchlight parade at 11:30 with fireworks to follow at 11:45. Stick around and enjoy the atmosphere as the party continues until 1am. Canadians, with the first week of January being a school break, join Holiday Valley in celebrating Canadian

Friendship week! From Tuesday, January 2nd to Monday, January 8th, all lift tickets and rental equipment are at par when paying with Canadian cash or cheque. Overnight and extended stay lodging packages are available for both the Inn and the Tamarack Club. Rooms and rental units range in size from standard hotel rooms to three bedroom condominiums, fit for anywhere between 1-10

far. Inspired by the boutiques in Ellicottville, Marino and his staff thought they could fit in well with the items that do well with at the Park. They are currently “testing the waters” by not leasing a large space. The Bear Paw is a gift/ seasonal gift shop and the merchandise will change with the seasons. They plan on staying open year-round as well offering unique items “along with some EVL logoed apparel and merchandise.” The Villager asked what Marino thinks his biggest selling items will be and about the store specialties. He said they know what sells well at Allegany State Park and are going to see what the EVL clientele are interested in. “We think that general unique gifts will be our top items alongside the EVL apparel and fudge. We started making our own fudge this year (mainly by just 2 individuals to keep things very consistent) and it was a big hit in the park. We sell it throughout the park and the visitors and campers seem to really enjoy it. It’s one of those things, you don’t wake up craving fudge, but it’s a neat nostalgic food item that connects with visitors and various age groups.” They offer unique gift items and also kid’s educational toys along with their fudge. You can find Bear Paw Shoppe on Facebook or give them a call for more information at 716699-2126.

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are so stuffed with wire they overheat, and new wires cannot be pulled through. A few minor fires have broken out in junction boxes. Mr. Scharf favored hiring a contractor to do a heat study to locate overburdened circuits. One board member objected to spending the money saying it should be easy enough to feel the conduits and determine which are overheated. Niles Pierson suggested hiring a contractor on an investigate and repair basis, to be sure the job is done correctly. Grant Writer Last March the Town and Village agreed to split the cost of hiring a grant writer on a two-year contract. The firm is now recommending the hiring of Emma Phillips, a recent UB graduate, to assist in the grant application process. She would conduct surveys necessary for applying for municipal grants. She would take public input and ask what type of jobs, businesses, residences, and infrastructure the community feels are needed. The cost for her would be $4,000 to be split with the Village. A motion was made to pay the fee not to exceed $4,000. The Supervisor said a fund needs to be established for future repairs to the East Tank. He said Great Valley and HoliMont would be willing to pay into the fund. A motion was passed to establish the fund. The public hearing for the Code of Ethics was brought to a close as no members of the public came to the meeting to make comments. The board passed a resolution to adopt the Code, and the board went into Executive Session. guests. Enjoy slopeside lodging complete with heated indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs and a fitness room and shuttle about all the base lodges. The full-service Ellicottville Oasis Spa as well as John Harvard’s Brew House are located on site as well. For more information on lodging at Holiday Valley and upcoming events, visit We’re looking forward to seeing you this winter!

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Community Calender December 20th – January 1st cabin packages starting at $230 including 12 Skating Days of Christmas dinner. Reservations are required. Through the generosity of the community Dinner only option is also available for businesses and organizations listed $55 per person, and requires reservations below, the City of Olean Youth Bureau by calling 716-676-2327. Doors open at & Recreation Department is offering 7:30pm and dinner is served at 8pm. free admission for public ice skating the For more information on this event please following dates and times. There is a $2.00 visit skate rental fee. Special appearance by Santa on December December 31st 16th from 1:30-3:00pm. Free admission, Holiday Valley’s 2017/2018 just $2 rental fee. Free Candy Canes and of New Years Eve Celebration course Skating with Santa! Sponsored by and Torchlight Parade the Olean Rotary Club. Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM For more information on this event please on December 31 with a family friendly visit event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main winter/events.html floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location December 31st to view the torchlight parade on Cindy’s New Year’s Eve at The Woods Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 at Bear Creek with the Grand Finale at midnight! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at the For more information on this event please beautiful Woods at Bear Creek Glamping visit Resort. Take your date to a special dinner overlooking peaceful forests and a sparkling January 1st lake. You will dine in the beautiful First Day Hike in Allegany State Park banquet room. Begin the evening with a 2018 great dinner featuring food stations with Start your new year off right! Join us at a variety to please anyones palate. With Allegany State Park on January 1, 2018 for a champagne toast at midnight! There our annual First Day Hike. Allegany’s First will also be drink specials, live music and Day Hike offers a healthy and relaxing way dancing to live music from Krossfire! for people of all ages to get outside and Finish your evening in one of the enjoy the winter beauty of the area. The glamping cabins with a complimentary Environmental Education Department has breakfast New Years Morning! We have put together a self-guided hike which will

start at the Red House Picnic area. Stop by the picnic shelter to sign in, pick up a trail map and a winter scavenger hunt sheet, then make you way along the marked trail past Red House Lake, out to the Arboretum and Butterfly Meadow and finally to Camp Allegany where the Friends of Allegany State Park will provide some hot drinks and warm food from 12:00- 2:00 pm. Hikers who want to go the extra mile (literally) can continue to historic Bova Ski Area. This easy to moderate hike is 3 miles to Camp Allegany or 4 miles to Bova, round trip. Interpretive points of interest are marked along the way. Come listen to birds, feel the warmth of the sun or the chill of the snow. First Day Hike will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Be sure to dress in appropriate winter hiking apparel. Weather permitting, snowshoes and trekking poles are encouraged. Hope to see you on January 1st, 2018! For more information contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716354-9101. For more information on this event please visit event.aspx

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EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED at Silver Fox Steakhouse for an experienced line cook. Please stop in for an application 23 Hughey Alley Ellicottville, NY 14731. HELP WANTED – Bartender needed Saturdays and Sundays from 6PM to Close. Call Joanne at The Ellicottville American Legion at 716-699-2386 CHEF/LINE COOK: Well established restaurant in the heart of Ellicottville is looking for a Chef/Cook with experience. Full Time work available, excellent compensation for the right person. Please submit resume to or apply in person. Wages commensurate with experience. Dina’s Restaurant, 15 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731. HELP WANTED - Secretary/Bookkeeper, M-F,10am to 4pm. Reduced Flexible Summer Hours. Send Resume to Applications at Robert J. Lanza CPA, PO Box 310 , 39 Mill St. Ellicottville NY 14731

PUBLIC NOTICES TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS VACANCY The Town of Ellicottville has an immediate vacancy on the Town Zoning Board of Appeals. Anyone interested in becoming a Board member is asked to provide a brief resume and letter of interest to the Town Supervisor at 1 West Washington Street, PO Box 600, Ellicottville, NY.

COLLECTOR’S NOTICE Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, collector of taxes in and for the Town of Ellicottville, County of Cattaraugus, State of New York, have received the warrant for the collection of the taxes of the said town for the present year, and that I will attend at the place and dates named below, for thirty days from the date hereof, from 9:00am until 4:00pm, for the purposes of receiving payment of said taxes. Further, take notice that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2018, without charge of interest. On all taxes collected after such date there shall be added interest of one percent for each month until the return of the unpaid taxes is made to the Cattaraugus County Treasurer on the 1st day of April, 2018 Town Hall - 1 W. Washington St. - Ellicottville, NY 14731 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm (except Holidays) Robyn George, Town of Ellicottville Tax Collector, December 28, 2017

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Cont. From Page 8 retained his Board seat. Kelly Fredrickson took over as Code Enforcement Office from the retired Tom Abritis. He also works for both the Town and Village. Both municipalities have gone in together to hire a grant writer. Diana Chihak from Upper Edge Consulting is beating the bushes looking for grant money to help both communities. One of the grants she’s applying for would help fund the EVGV Recreational Trail. The group announced its first physical manifestation of the trail with the completion of the entryway pergola by Town Center. Expect a groundbreaking ceremony sometime in 2018. The Chamber of Commerce continues to be the glue that


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as an instrument for acting,” Backos said. 

The last classes, on January 27th will include a short performance for friends and

binds the community together. Between the Chamber and our two great ski areas (not forgetting the golf course, and Adventure Park) they bring visitors here to support our shops and restaurants. The Chamber itself spreads the word, bringing in travel writers from across the country to enjoy and write about the Town. In January, the Winter Blues Festival brings an extra dose of cool to our winter nights. Carol Fisher has revamped Mardi Gras and brought it back to its fun-loving glory. Taste of Ellicottville added new features with a “Chopped-style” cook-off competition between several local cooks. Everyone noticed the increased crowds over last year. Lacrosse came on the scene over the summer. The Chamber cleared the way for the tournament to use fields at the High School and Village Park. Altogether, the Chamber

estimates the competition brought in about 30,000 people. The Summer Music Festival continues to be one of the highlights of the summer. Grand Funk Railroad played at the Holiday Valley venue until the place was just soggy with nostalgia. October turned into an actual Octoberfest with the Chamber promoting Fall Festival as well as an entire month of activities. John Nelson gets kudos for creating the ski tree on the lawn of the 1887 Building. A national TV news crew came out and covered it. Each year it seems Ellicottville gains more national attention, either from travel writers, local and national TV or being featured in movies (two last year). More and more the world is hearing about our “Norman Rockwell” style “adventure” community. As we like to say, Ellicottville rocks!

family of the students to show month paid in advance. The off what was learned. registration form is available 

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Cont. From Page 7 the dazzling snow that looks like sparkling satin sashes trailing down our little mountains. How appropriate! Snow IS our royal visitor and is to be applauded, much as the last sunset, which has drawn huge crowds and delighted applause at Mallory Square, Key West. So, what’s on your list of resolutions for 2018? Financial freedom? Career Success? Romance? Travel? Joining a gym? Working towards that degree? Writing that book? Learning to ski? Isn’t it curious where this calendar flip on December 31st will take our thoughts, yearnings

and perhaps regrets? But, you know what? No matter how distant and divided we are told we are in today’s world, this December 31st phenomenon is universal. People from Ellicottville to some tiny spot in the Pacific Islands, or Seoul to Uruguay are all mindful in one way or another of the magnificence of the moment. So, take it. Run with it. Let all the cares of 2017 melt away. I understand it may be easier said than done. As the book of 2018 creaks open its fresh, new covers, the car may still need a new exhaust system or the house a new roof, the illness may still be there along with the family or financial woes, but you know what? So will the hope. So will the dream. So will the unexpected solution. So will the chance for a new way, a new life, a new

experience, maybe even a new friend. So, let’s all sing the chorus of Auld Lang Syne and remember it’s meaning … We’ll drink to kindness, surely you’ll have a pint of beer. Surely, I’ll have one too. We’ll drink to kindness for old time’s sake … here’s my hand. Give me your hand. We’ll have a long drink for good will, for the good old days. “Finally,” let’s all take a moment to send loving thoughts for our Ellicottville friend and longtime Chanel 7 news anchor, Irv Weinstein and his family. Irv left us this week for greater adventures far beyond this wondrous blue orb. RIP Irv. It’s been great to know you, old friend. Indeed, you’ll not be forgotten. Happy New Year, everyone.

Beat on the Street:

Why Do You Think Humans Have a Conscience?

By Chad Neal As humans we have emotions, well most of us. We feel in our hearts and souls. We learn throughout life and we understand sadness. We know we don’t like to feel that way so in turn we don’t care to see others feeling this way. There are exceptions and sociopathic, psychopathic and diabolical menaces are what most would call an evil plague in our world and many philosophers agree are a necessary balance. In this universe many mysteries are held tight against the chest of the creator. Our minds and hearts hold dear the love we hold inside and the special sensation we enjoy, so we enjoy others feeling good as well. We are taught to share in happiness and making others hurt can send our feelings into a backspin and we feel sorry. Our conscience is the little voice that reminds us to not cause havoc on others we wouldn’t enjoy on our selves. Alas to become rich and powerful one has to destroy some of their conscience. They must cremate their care. But the masses are used by the necessary evil to hold true to their conscience in most situations. Why do you think humans have a conscience?

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Healthy Community Alliance awarded grant from East Hill Foundation

Healthy Community Alliance has been selected to receive a grant from the East Hill Foundation to purchase much needed equipment for early intervention services in Gowanda. The grant will provide the Family Center at Community Place, 1 School Street, Gowanda with new toys and games that promote fundamental movement and motor skill development in early childhood. “Community Place offers the community access to vital health and human services.” says Healthy Community Alliance CEO, Ann Battaglia.

“This grant will help us equip the Family Center with much needed supplies so that our partner agencies that provide early childhood physical and occupational therapy have the tools to better assess needs and conduct services. Healthy Community Alliance partners with the Children’s League in Springville to ensure families of young children in the Gowanda area have access to early intervention services that promote healthy development. East Hill Foundation is a private family foundation whose mission is to identify

and fund innovative, charitable projects designed to enhance the quality of life of residents of Western New York, primarily Erie and Niagara counties. Healthy Community Alliance (HCA) is a rural health network based in Gowanda, NY with a mission to improve quality of life in rural communities through broad-based, inclusive partnerships that support wellness and prevention. For more information on the project or on Healthy Community Alliance’s programs and services call 716-532-1010.

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Of Ellicottville

Joe C.- It separates us from the animals.

James N.- A mutation of the fact we are conscious beings, nothing more... may end up being our demise!

Steve E.- We are all guilty.

Ryan K.- Never had one til I graduated, makes sense when you had nothing to lose.

Ali H.- To elevate us to our highest potential as beings in order to access the capabilities of our minds and bodies.

Carolyn B.- You are assuming humans actually do have a conscience. I’m not sure they do. I think it is more that all humans seek pleasure. Some get pleasure from seeing others happy so they do “good” deeds. Others get pleasure only form seeing themselves happy.

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Lumagination 2018

Interactive Exhibit at the Buffalo & Erie Botanical Gardens Jan. 27- Feb. 24

Jackrabbit Snowshoe Races January Monday Racing Series at Kissing Bridge North Lodge

creatures swim above you. Guests will move through each greenhouse to delight in exciting combinations of light, music and interactive fun.  The Aquatic Garden and Asian Rainforest will be flooded with unique light combinations, paper jelly fish and an amazing soundscape.  The desert room will be saturated with glow in the dark “plankton”.  Next on 
 Buffalo, NY Launch Party tickets are the journey, visitors will be Lumagination is a captivating $35 for Botanical Gardens’ surrounded by sea aliens of and interactive exhibit that Members, $40 for the all shapes, sizes and colors, will transform the Buffalo general public and $45 after and the Wegmans Family and Erie County Botanical January 19.  Tickets are Garden will be full of Gardens with light, sound and available online at www. interactive fun for all ages.  Snow Shoe Race Series imagination from January 27 or by Next, guests will enter a sea Mondays January 8 through February 24, 2018. phone, 716-827-1584 ext. of glass coral sculptures and February 5 starts at 6:30pm All ages will delight in this 220. The Launch Party enjoy their walk on the sea at Kissing Bridge North amazing and unique event is sponsored by: Ciroc floor full of fun surprises.  Lodge. The 2018 Jackrabbit that showcases the incredible Vodka, Bulleit Bourbon, From here, visitors will enjoy Snowshoe Race Series lands architecture and horticulture Crown Royal, National interactive optical rugs of at Kissing Bridge North collection of the Botanical Grid, Upstate Rebar, Rich’s, all different seascapes.  The area in Glenwood promising Gardens.  New collaborations Mader Construction, Cobey, next greenhouse will be heart pounding snow-packed this year with the Aquarium Orthodontics of WNY, designed by a talented team racing action on Monday of Niagara, the Pride Center Chiampou  Travis Besaw & of professors, undergraduate nights.  On a weekly basis of Western New York, Autism Kershner LLP, Ingram Micro, students and artists from The entrants can compete on the Services, Inc., the Buffalo Buffalo Spree, Backyard University at Buffalo School Zoo, the University at Buffalo Party Supply and Star 102.5 of Theatre and Dance.  They School of Theater and Dance Lumagination, January will bring new technology and First Responders will 27 through February 24, and theatrical design to bring an exciting calendar will take visitors on a Lumagination 2018!  And Cont. From Left of events to Lumagination spectacular walk through finally, to make you feel 2018.  Also new this year, the Botanical Gardens to lighter than air, attendees will Happy Hours will be added to experience creatively themed be surrounded by bubbles of Members and Botanical Lumagination on February 1, greenhouses, interactive all colors, sizes and sounds. Gardens’ Members receive 8, 14, 15 and 22. To kick off entertainment and so much A truly unique experience… $2 off admission. Everyone all the fun, a Launch Party is more!  As guests approach Lumagination will take place will enjoy planned for January 26 from the Botanical Gardens, they January 27-28, February 1-3, added kids activities, touch 6:00-9:00 pm.  will be greeted by illuminated 7-11 and 14-24. Show hours tank fun and more! The Lumagination Launch sculptures and enter into a will be 6:00-9:00 pm and January 31 - Photo Night Party will flip the switch on sea of fish to give guests until 10:00 pm on Friday - This night is for professional Lumagination on January 26 the impression that they are and Saturday nights.  New and amateur photographers collaborations this year will only. from 6:00-9:00 pm. Guests under the sea.    Admission doors will will enjoy signature cocktails As guests enter the Main engage new audiences and and delicious appetizers as we Palm Dome they will be bring an exciting calendar of open at 6:00 pm each night kick off Lumagination 2018!  greeted with a dramatic mix events to Lumagination 2018. and admission is $14 for January 28 - Family adults, $12 for seniors (62+) Tickets include: full cocktails of choreographed sound and & Member Night in and students (13+), $10 for from Ciroc Vodka, Bulleit light including sea creatures partnership with the Botanical Gardens’ Members, Bourbon and Crown Royal, projected onto the Dome.  Aquarium of Niagara $6 for kids 3-12 and kids 2 light fare from Salvatore’s Vibrant and colorful oversized Italian Gardens, a basket coral will give you the feeling - Aquarium of Niagara and under are free.  Tickets are available online at www. raffle, the inside scoop on this you are walking along the and See LIGHT Right amazing show and more! sea floor as all types of sea


short (usually 1-mile) or long entry is welcome or you can (usually 2-3 mile) courses. sign up for the entire Series Courses are typically in advance and have your bib hardpack groomed with waiting for you.  Be sure to resort equipment and utilize stay tuned here for conditions the base area near the North and weekly updates. Kissing Bridge is a snow Lodge featuring a few short climbs & descents.  Entrants haven during the cold do not summit the mountain months offering gooming, but the courses are not snowmakers and overhead flat.   Headlights encouraged lighting to prepare for since certain sections are each race.  There might darker than others however be pavement in your resort lights are on for each neighborhood but decent event.  Snowshoeing under snow is a plenty at KB.  Stay the lights!!! Run, walk, as tuned for weekly updates long as you’re in snowshoes to assure conditions.  First you’re in. Races start at timers welcome.    6:30pm Monday evenings.  Awards to Overall M/F & Registration opens at masters for the series and 5:45pm.  $15 per event. top three finishers in 10-year Rentals available by Gear age groups that compete in at for Adventure on-site during least four of the five events.  If races are postponed or registration.  Location is the North Ski canceled qualification may Lodge at Kissing Bridge be modified to the top times in Glenwood.  Participant completed. All events are snacks, cash bar & door timed. The Jackrabbit Series support HEART prizes after each race on a helps weekly basis.  Individual race Animal Shelters of WNY.

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*Reduced* Make this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home your year round all season home with views of the slopes!


Great Valley You definitely want to view this well maintained 2+ bdrm, 1 ba country home on 1+ acs in the Ellicottville school district.



Great investment potential with 4 br’s including a 1st floor br. Full bath up and down.



Build your dream home here and take in the scenic views and the ski in/out access to WestMont Ridge.



3 bdrm, 1 bath year round home & recreational! Comes fully furn! Parcel next to home also inc., total of almost 19 acres.




Andree McRae

Ellicottville Enjoy ski in/out convenience from this chalet at HM. Renovated 4 bdrm, 3 ba is on one of the largest lots in HoliHuts.


Great Valley You will love this ski in/out location at Holiday Valley in E’Ville! Fully furnished 2 bdrm, 1 ba unit offers a great view.


Mansfield Nestled in the woods is this 4+ bdrm, 3-1/2 ba contemporary on almost 10 acres. Fully furnished for your buying convenience.

Rick Jackson

Ron Welch

Ellicottville Only 1 mile from downtown Ellicottville. This secluded location features a roomy 3+ bdrm, 2 ba just outside of the village.


Salamanca This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has a lots of updates! Located on a quiet neighborhood street.

Maggie Young

Brianne Labelle Donna Muscarella

Ellicottville Enjoy the convenience of walking to town from this furn. 3 bdrm, 1 ba TH that backs onto the tennis courts and village park.


Salamanca On the boulevard is this roomy 4+ bedroom, 2 bath home. With a newer kitchen and breakfast nook.





This custom built 3+ bedroom, 3 bath contemporary style home is nestled on 5+ wooded acres.

Awesome view from this expanded ranch style 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home on 58 acres.

Ellicottville Fully renovated and expanded 4+ bedroom, 3-1/2 bath village Victorian in the heart of downtown Ellicottville.


Franklinville Great 5 bdrm, 1 ba family built 2 story in the heart of nature...If you like hunting, fishing, snow mobiling, this is the spot for you.


Humphrey Move right into this remodeled 2+ bedroom, 2+ bath home on 17+ open and wooded acres!





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Looking to build? Check out this 5 wded acre parcel just N. of the Village.


Ready to Move! Spacious 3+ bdrm, 1-1/2 ba split level w/ fp, fam rm, garage.

Walk to town! Mostly furn. 3 bdrm, 2 ba w/ deck in Sun Up Holiday Park.


Near Stateland! Rm to roam, 50 open & wded acreage. Build, hunt & hike.


12+ ACRES!

Seclusion! Off the beaten path & furn. 5 bdrm, 2 ba w/ wdstove, sunroom.





12+Acres surround this 2 bdrm, 1 ba log home w/ gas fp, sunroom, deck, garage.


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Fully Furnished! Well maintained 3 bdrm, 2 bath TH w/ fp, deck, storage.



Short walk to the slopes from this furn. 5 bdrm, 2-1/2 ba TH w/ fp, deck.


9 Fillmore Dr. 69 W. Washington St. 207 N. 9th St. • 36 HoliMont Ave. 5737 Route 98 • 7571 Dublin Rd. • 62 Linden Ave. 6301 Dublin Hills Rd. • 8069 Tug Hill Rd. • 7709 Route 353 48 Green Valley Estates • 8984 Route 219 • 6452 Hencoop Hollow 8487 Harter Ln. 6652 Maples Rd. 407 Court St. • 5986 Route 242 6835 Springs Rd. • 12 Dublin Terrace East 123-125 Fourth St. • 7442 Windsor Rd. • 4477 Route 98 12429 Kern Rd. • 9771 Pigeon Hill Rd. • 8397 Rohr Hill Rd. 8750 Hebdon Rd. • 6680 Maples Rd. • 14 Trout Ridge • 12 Forest Ave. 7 Van Buren Pl. 0 Golden Hill Rd. 6837 Springs Rd. • 8690 Kruse Rd. 7230 Lovers Lane Rd. • 7024 High Meadows 8076 Dublin Rd. • 515 Rock City St. • 5300 Whig St. 13012 Belscher Rd. • 112 The Woods • 28 Wildflower • 40 The Woods 1021 Reserve Rd. #5 0 NYS Route 16 4 Plum Stream • 402 Fox Ridge 518 Fox Ridge • 405 Fox Ridge • 18 The Woods 101 The Woods • 12 Creekside Village• 13 Creek Ridge 4638 Golden Hill Rd. • 0 Steffenhagen Rd. • 0 Haines Hollow Rd. 48 The Woods 10 Hedge Ln 6312 Cotter Rd. 6825 Horn Hill


Mostly Furn.! Hit the slopes from this 4 bdrm, 3 bath TH w/ fp, deck, storage.


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Almost 5Acres! 5+ bdrm, 2-1/2 ba w/ fp, fam rm, heated garage/workshop.



4+Acres & Pond! Mostly furnished 4+ bdrm, 2 ba w/ fp, pub bar.



Secluded 5+ bedroom, 4 bath chalet w/ 2 fp, 2 fam rm, deck, garage & more.


Office: 34 Washington St. • Ellicottville, NY Ph. 716.699.4695

123+ ACRES!

Near State Land! Open & wooded land only 2 miles from Holiday Valley.



Own a piece of EVLhistory in this 125 seat restaurant/bar w/ paved parking.



Only 2 miles to slopes! 1 owner 3+ bdrm, 2-1/2 ba w/ stone fp, fam rm, garage.




Hobby Farm! Scenic views, remodeled 3+ bdrm, 2-1/2 ba w/ barn, guest apmt.


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Motivated Greer Hill Owner! Over 5000 sf of custom log home, professionally decorated, 5 BR/ 4.2 BA, 2 master suites, 2 fireplaces, multiple decks, hot tub, ski in/ ski out access. MLS#1006259…$1,295,000

Open House Weekend at 27-29 East Washington St Friday 5-7 pm Saturday 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm MLS#B505616…$415,000

Walk to Sunset Chairlift! Move right in to this furnished mid-level end unit townhouse in desirable HoliMont location, with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, priced to move! MLS#B1070281…$249,900

Turn Key Townhouse 4 BR/ 2.5 BA living level entry townhouse w 1760 sf, gas FP, directly across from HoliMont and an easy walk to village. MLS#B492414…$254,900

Looking to build your dream home? Let me show you how your Timberbuilt dream can come true!

Fabulous HoliMont Chalet! Incredible slope views in this stunning 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – professionally decorated on 5 acres with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! MLS#B1016839…$529,000

Historic Springville Village Grab this chance to own this unique building, adjacent to the Rails to Trails, updated for handicap accessibility, in the heart of the business district. MLS#B1087495…$395,000

Slope Side Convenience! Tastefully updated one bedroom condo with new gas fireplace, easy access to slopes, tennis courts, golf course, trials – at a price you will love! MLS#B1054845…$89,900

Motivated Owners! Set atop a treed knoll, with 7 acres, 5 fenced for horses, charming farmhouse with views, 3 stall barn, 3 BR/ 2 BA, deck, trails! MLS#B1065062…$121,900

Rental Moneymaker Two Unit home plus shop and outbuildings close to town, slopes, school, offers great annual gross income and potential. MLS#B494077…$155,000

Village Updated Home! Over 2600 sf, 4 BR/ 3 BA, completely updated, hardwood floors, family room and master bedroom addition, gas fireplace, walk to everything! MLS#B495636…$279,000

Upscale Village Condo 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

Slope Side Convenience! Tastefully updated one bedroom condo with new gas fireplace, easy access to slopes, tennis courts, golf course, trials – at a price you will love! MLS#B1064683…$89,000

Townhouse, Garage, Hot Tub! Live affordably in this spacious townhome with 3 BR/ 3.5 baths, partially finished basement, hot tub, just a short walk to town & no association fees. MLS#B1005630…$275,000

The view to die for! Astounding views from this 3+ BR/ 2 BA immaculate chalet, wrap around porch, heated barn with loft on 12 acres, new roof, mins to town! MLS# B502562…$425,000



Reduced Price! Owner has reduced the price! Let a tenant help pay your mortgage. Home includes a two-bdrm upper apartment, and pleasant yard. MLS#B489374…$95,000

Wooded Building Lot 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

Westmont Ridge Building Lots

Ski in/out lots at HoliMont, fully serviced w public water and sewer, gas, cable, magnificent views of the surrounding area and Sunset slope. $155,000






Four Doors from HoliMont chalet!

This 3 BR/ 2.5 BA chalet offers walk to the slope convenience without the hefty price tag, meticulously maintained. MLS#B505920...$385,000

The villager ellicottville december 28 january 3, 2018 volume 13 issue 1 insert  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The villager ellicottville december 28 january 3, 2018 volume 13 issue 1 insert  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.