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Volume 12 ~ Issue 8

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Three Days Of Activities!

Penguin Paddle at HV

Ellicottville Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Weekend

Benefit for Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, Feb. 25

5 E. Washington St. ~ 699-1226 BIRDDOG PARTY

Friday, February 17th, 6-8PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455

PARTY SQUAD Thursday, February 16th, 9PM

LEON & THE FORKLIFTS Saturday, February 18th, 6PM

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 VINNIE DEROSA

Friday, February 17th, 8PM DNR ON TAP

Saturday, February 18th, 8PM JESS & ED

Sunday, February 19th, 5PM

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Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend, featuring the 25th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, produced by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce? We can’t think of anything either! Come out to our part of the Enchanted Mountains March 10-12 to be a part of the festivities and fun. We have an expanded lineup


Greg Cappelli said he is investigating more parking spaces, and said some diagonal spaces had been added to the side of the DPW building. He said he is seeking grants to study ways to add more parking in the Village.

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

M&T Opens New Ellicottville Branch Full-Service Branch with Technology Upgrades...Pg. 5

M&T Bank opened its new Ellicottville branch Monday, February 13, continuing its longstanding commitment to the Cattaraugus County community. The new Washington Street branch will have a fresh look and upgraded technology, including a new drive-up ATM to offer increased access to customers on the go.

ECS Freshman in Pro Bowl ... Page 3 Flag Football Pro Bowl in Orlando

Ski Updates... Pages 6 & 7

Updates For Holiday Valley & HoliMont Ski Resorts

Mayors Report Village Mayor John Burrell started the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night with the good news that National Grid had refunded the Village $6,018.63 for upgrading the power supply at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The Mayor also reported the county had given the Village a check for $9,238.11 the county had collected for a delinquent sewer tax warrant. He also said he and Village Clerk Mary Klahn had met with the auditor. The report is still confidential, but the Mayor reported that once it is complete the report will be reviewed by the See “BOARD” Page 11

and after lunch, they decided to race down the slopes in black plastic garbage bags,” said Holiday Valley Director Jane Eshbaugh. “Each year, the event becomes more elaborate with racers dressed up in black and white attire to resemble penguins.” In 1988, the group became known as the Penguin Paddle and adopted LASP as the beneficiary of their See “PADDLE” Page 11

Telestock 2017

Telestock Returns to Holiday Valley;

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

B.D. LENZ Saturday, February 18th, 6PM

Saturday, February 18th, 9PM

Get ready to slide down the snowy Yodeler slopes at Holiday Valley on Saturday, February 25th. Their annual Penguin Paddle will commence at 11am and the day will be filled with tons of fun activities to support the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP). “29 years ago, a group of friends from Cleveland held a cookout

Waste Water Treatment Plant Close to Completion

Friday, February 17th, 7PM

TWO GUYS DRINKING BEER Friday, February 17th, 9PM

See “MARDI” Page 11

By Kerra Trivieri

VB Hears from Residents


20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530

this year to bring even more fun to the downtown, if that’s possible. Friday night, March 10, everything kicks off with the second annual Junior Bacchus Ball. This year’s party will be held upstairs at Madigan’s from 7-9 pm. This party is not like any other. We will be crowning the Mardi Gras King and Queen

By Anna Hagley

on Friday, February 24th from 9am3pm. Holiday Valley and The City They have been holding the Garage join together at the annual event since 2001 with the breathtaking Yodeler Champagne idea of creating a good-vibes-only Sundeck for another year of love, peace and skiing at Holiday Valley See “TELESTOCK” Page 11

New Ski Group

Change Coming to Washington

Intermediate to Advanced Skiers Ski Groups By Victor Rieman

Phil Vogt Presents Plans for Old Apres Building

Ski bum, park rat, ripper, shredder…. whatever they call themselves, the mogul thumping, glades navigating, and wall conquering subset of Holiday Valley finally have a program to call home. Local ski guru Mike P. is offering bi-weekly sessions known as “Ski with Mike P.” They will meet Wednesdays and Sundays from 10am to noon. The Wednesday sessions will focus on more intermediate ski areas such as the “blue square” runs. The groups on Sunday will be for the more adventurous, focusing on skiing black diamonds and trees. These groups are not meant to serve as lessons, but just to help form a community of like-minded winter athletes. The group is open for any moderate to advance skier, telemark skier, or snowboarder. Reservations required and limited spots available, email . Sunday group, be at the bottom of Chute by 10am. Wednesday group meets at the bottom of Mardi Gras at 10am.

Renovation plans for 23 Washington Street include: adding a 480-square foot addition to the rear of the building, extending the balcony over the sidewalk, removing the “alpine style” roof on the front of the building, and adding a flat, accessible roof.

Story and Photo By John Thomas Staff Writer

The Village Planning Board started off its Tuesday night meeting with consideration of a garage at 21 Elk Street. Aaron Teller was on hand to represent the owners of the property. The owners want to expand the present garage and change its roof height. Village Planner Gary Palumbo went over some of the specifications. The project is an accessory structure to the house and is allowed in the local zoning. It will be a garage only and will not include See “PLANS” page 9

Mardi Gras Weekend : March 10 - 12, 2017 : Ellicottville NY

~ The Villager ~ February 16 - 22, 2017

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2/2 Fractional Unit at Holiday Valley. High-End living without the high-end cost! Access to all resort amenities!

Incredible slope views in this stunning 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – professionally decorated on 5 acres with pond.

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Over 2600 sf of completely updated village home with huge master bedroom suite and family room addition.

Luxury ski living 5 min. to village. 5/3 f/ 2 story dining/great room, granite counters, Viking appliances & sauna.

This home offers 3800 SF, 6 BR/ 4.5 BA, two fireplaces, 1 acre lot, around the corner from HoliMont!

Straight and solid renovation project in the heart of the village. Walk to the shops!

Charming 3/2 in desired Ellicottville School District. Everything you could want and more in a country home!

ML#B1012148 $675,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

ML#B500824 $159,900

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Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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ML#B495636 $335,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

ML#B499291 $428,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

This 3 BR/ 2.5 BA chalet offers walk to Immaculate interior; never rented! An affordable HoliMont area home the slope convenience without the hefty Newer carpet & wood flooring. 3BR/2BA offers 1600 sf, 3 BR, 2 BA, huge great price tag, meticulously maintained w/ all the room for your ski getaway room w fireplace, creek side setting.

Well kept, 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath Prestigious brick colonial, well maintained 4BR/2.5BA home on almost home with large yard on quiet Elizabeth Street. A must see for the price! 2 village acres! Inlaid hardwood floors.

ML#B492948 $197,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

ML#B497187 $229,000

ML#B498170 $179,900

ML#B1018155 $154,900

Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Andree McRae: 716-499-8839

Rick Jackson 716-801-0967

This quaint 1/1 is the perfect starter home or first vacation home. Minimal sq. ft. to maintain w/ great setting.

Brand new beautiful 3 BR/ 2.5 BA log home nestled in the woods with high end finishes and huge master suite.

Unique & bright contemporary chalet just three miles from the village & ski slopes, furnished and equipped!

ML#B504631 $54,700 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

ML#B502180 $495,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

ML#B505920 $385,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

ML#B489685 $194,900

Country location is an easy drive to HoliMont Resort, Ellicottville shops & restaurants. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.

ML#B505616 $465,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

ML#B1018666 $169,900

ML#B1003765 $69,900 Andree McRae: 716-499-8839

This well maintained HV unit comes fully furnished f/ many updates incl. kitchen & great location on the hill.

ML#B1007103 $325,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

For the buyer looking for a 4BR/2BA home reasonably priced to fix up for their personal use. Structurally sound.

Andree McRae: 716-499-8839

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ML#B504125 $225,900

Walk to HoliMont slopes. The location Village home is perfect for ski families on almost 2 acres, 5 true bedrooms, 4 you desire and the price you can afford; Right in the heart of Ellicottville! bath, gas fireplace and separate studio Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Spacious 4BR/1BA home with large country-style kitchen, 2 living rooms, storage shed, and spacious yard.

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Sugartown Chalet

58 Jefferson

3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths / Sleeps 9

4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths / Sleeps 9

4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths / Sleeps 10

Located at the base of Holiday Valley Road, you can conveniently zip up the road to ski, or venture into the village for dining and shopping. Relax and enjoy the view of the slopes.

This lovely chalet overlooks the nearby Holiday Valley ski slopes. With chaletstyle, high ceilings, the open floor plan will graciously accommodate the whole family for your ski-weekend getaway to the "Aspen of the East"!

Join the fun in Ellicottville with this modernized village home perfect for your family retreat! Positioned ideally between Holiday Valley and the village shops and dining, you could virtually walk wherever you'd like during your stay!

February 16 - 22, 2017

Publisher’s Word

“The Power of Two”

26 Years Of Local Real Estate Knowledge


“George Washington and Beaver Tails”

in Ellicottville this weekend – BOTH sides of the border have Monday off! If you have a favorite village parking spot, better grab it on Friday and walk the rest of the weekend! President’s Day and Canadian Family Day – (can we just call it “Presidential Canadian Family Day”?) - coupled up with a week of winter recess for the kiddies – means we’ll be bustling in classic midwinter form! And at times like this I think the village shows off her BEST attributes… After a day out in the elements, can there be a better place to recuperate and relax than Ellicottville? Our Don’t be surprised if you restaurants, pubs and stores notice “just a few” more folks are a welcoming change for

everyone on the list. The one common theme all active winter visitors have is at the end of the day – you’re dogbone tired! A hot tub or a hot shower is the first order of business, followed by a glass of your favorite beverage and a wee bit to nibble on. And that’s where our village really rolls out the welcome mat. Kudos to all the merchants, everyone an expert on hospitality… So, dear readers, if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times – consider yourself very lucky to be in a great place at a truly great time of the year. Get out of the house and enjoy everything this beautiful area has to offer! Until next week… JZ-C

Happy Birthday

Mary Vahl... February 17th • Laurie Dux .... February 17th Craig Hall ...... February 17th • Anna Solar... February 18th Stacy McCarragher...... Feb. 18th • Luanna Bobinchuck...... Feb. 19th Kathy Ahlstrom ........ February 20th • Bill Reading ........ Feb. 22nd June Gatewood Zipp ........ February 22nd Allison Augusta ........ Feb. 22nd • Don Traynor .....Feb. 23rd Tracy Lee May Hamlett ........ Feb. 25th • Tim Frank ........ Feb. 27th

Happy 69th Birthday Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 954 - Year to date 8,378

Photographers Group Forming

Do you love photography? Are you an enthusiastic amateur or a seasoned pro? A new photography group is forming in Ellicottville for anybody, professional or otherwise, who has a passion for photography. This informal group will meet semiregularly to share our work, ideas, techniques and love for image making. We’ll also share some libations and whatever food we wish to bring. The first meeting will be February 16th at 7:00 PM at the EVL Lodge on East Washington. Bring some work you would like to show off on a zip drive, and whatever food or drink you would like to share. Please RSVP by calling John Thomas at 716-783-4627, or Tony DiStefano 716-949-7474.

ECS Freshman in Pro Bowl

~ The Villager ~ Page 3


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Flag Football Pro Bowl in Orlando

By Victor Rieman

Jordan Grinols of Ellicottville Central was selected among an elite group of Western New York high school athletes to compete in Orlando for a pro bowl style game in Disney World. Grinols learned of the tryouts for the game from his coach Brad Hurley. Mr. Hurley always considered Jordan a key member of his midget football team. Jordan went to tryouts in the Bills

Field House where he had to show his skills against 100 other competitors. Jordan was 1 of only 10 who made the cut. After making tryouts he began training with real members of the Bills coaching staff. Last Saturday he flew to Orlando with the rest of his team. There they competed against other flag football teams in the AFC East (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and the New York Jets). The players received the trip all expenses paid,

according to Ellicottville Central Athletic Director Karl Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz says the trip was a great opportunity for the young Mr. Grinols, a good way to showcase his skills. Along with the chance to play football during the pro Bowl weekend the trip comes with other fringe benefits for Jordan. He received tickets to Disney World resorts and a collection of signed memorabilia from Bills Pro Bowl players.

Mardi Gras Costume Contest Fantastic Prizes at the Bacchus Ball March 10th at Madigans Bar 7pm

If you are one of those individuals, families or groups who really like to make the most of our fabulous winter carnival weekend (Mardi Gras) here in Ellicottville, then JOIN THE FUN all weekend!! March 10-12. There’s a costume contest

at the BACCHUS BALL Friday March 10 at 7 pm at Madigans with mega-prizes! AND… that’s not all-- Are you planning on participating in the Sunday Costume Parade skiing at Holiday Valley, Sunday March 12th? You are invited to wear your costumes

and march in the Ellicottville village Mardi Gras parade Saturday evening March 11th at 6:00 pm. Help us celebrate the WHOLE weekend and march right down the main village street and let the crowds enjoy your festive costumes, floats, decorations… and Mardi Gras SPIRIT!! It’s FREE and it’s FUN!! So if you are planning to come dressed up in beads, costumes and Mardi Gras decorations for the Mardi Gras weekend… don’t just enjoy it on Sunday – celebrate the whole weekend …. And wear those costumes all three days – and win prizes! Contact the Chamber to register for the parade on Saturday night and/ or for more information about any of these events. Visit their website at www.ellicottvilleny. com.















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ASP Seeks Help

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Allegany State Park (ASP) is accepting applications for Volunteer Trail Stewards to help maintain its trail system and improve the trail user experience within the park. ASP has nearly 250 miles of hiking and multi-use trails, as well as trails specifically designated for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, horseback riding, bicycling, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. The Volunteer Trail Stewards will work in teams under the direction of the Trails Coordinator to maintain and improve this vast trails system. All selected volunteers will be expected to attend a minimum of twenty hours of training, and participate

in annual trail events such as National Trails Day, I Love My Park Day, and National Public Lands Day. All required training will be provided at no cost to the selected volunteers. Training will include certification in CPR and First Aid; and cover trail construction & maintenance techniques, chainsaw and hand tool operation, use of other tools and communication equipment, educating trail users on trail stewardship and backcountry etiquette, and park rules and regulations. The park’s goal is to develop a long term Volunteer Trail Steward Corps devoted to sustainable trail maintenance and patron use. Interested candidates should contact the

Allegany State Park Regional Trails Coordinator, Patrick Dove at patrick.dove@parks. for an application, or call the park at (716) 3549101 to request an application. The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 62 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call (518) 474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

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This year, Lions Clubs International celebrates 100 years of serving as the largest service organization

in the world. Right here in Ellicottville, your local Lions Club has been busy with many service oriented projects. For

the recent Holiday Season, the Lions Club of Ellicottville/ Franklinville put together 125 gift bags of essential items for the seniors in our area. These bags were delivered in partnership with the Meals on Wheels programs in our local communities. The Ellicottville Lions also recently sponsored a Peace Poster Contest in the Ellicottville School district that was open to children from the ages of 11-13. They recently presented awards for the first place poster as well as the second place (runner-up) at the Ellicottville Public Library. Erica Wilbur was the first place winner and received a check from the Lions Club for $50 and Andrew Bolya submitted the second place drawing and was awarded $25.

~ Obituary ~ Richard W. Chase 1948 - 2017

Mr. Richard W. Chase, age 68, of Killbuck, NY died early Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at his home following a long illness. Born August 16, 1948 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late Oliver and Margaret Smith Chase.  He was married in 1985 in St. John’s Episcopal Church to the former Penny Light, who survives.  Mr. Chase was a graduate of Ellicottville Central School, Class of 1966.   He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a Radioman 1st Class for twenty years.  He was stationed in Europe, Korea, and the Arctic Circle.  Mr. Chase was employed as a Customer Service Manager for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, retiring in 2008.  He was a member of St.

John’s Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry, the American Legion, both in Ellicottville, the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Dept., and was the President of Youth Football. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and hunting.  He recently completed a book entitled Domicile about his time in Ireland.  Surviving besides his wife are:  a daughter, Tanya (Mike Apollo) Chase, St. Louis, MO; four sons, Nicholas (Dorothy) Chase, Wausau, WI, Casey (Ashley Peters) Chase, Kill Buck, NY, Cody (Korianne Sulzbach) Chase, Buffalo, NY, Caleb Chase, Vail, CO; four grandchildren; a greatgranddaughter; a brother, Lonnie (Joann) Chase, Caledonia, NY; a sister, Sheila

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Bockmier, Great Valley, NY. He was predeceased by a brother, Loile Chase.  Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th from 4 – 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicottville, NY on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Lonto, pastor, officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted. Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, NY.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. E-condolences can be sent to or posted to onofh.

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M&T New E’Ville Branch

Full-Service Branch Opens with Technology Upgrades and Drive-Up Access

M&T Bank opened its new Ellicottville branch Monday, February 13, continuing its longstanding commitment to the Cattaraugus County community. The new Washington Street branch will have a fresh look and upgraded technology, including a new drive-up ATM to offer increased access to customers on the go. “Our new Ellicottville branch is another example of our commitment and ongoing investment in Western New York, a region we’re proud to call home,” said M&T Bank Retail Market Manager Jim Jarosz. “In addition to the benefits our new location brings for customers, like a drive-up ATM, it also delivers benefits for the community— we’ve reinvested in a vacant property and returned it to

productive use.” The bank’s previous location at 3 Washington Street closed at 2pm Friday, February 10, and the new branch, approximately two blocks down the road, at 47 Washington Street opened for regular business hours at 9 am Monday, February 13. “M&T Bank has been in Ellicottville for a long time, and we plan to stay here, serving our local business and retail customers for decades to come,” Jarosz added. The familiar, friendly faces of M&T’s Ellicottville branch staff will remain at the new location, which provides ample parking and drive-through ATM. The branch will also offer safety deposit boxes, as well as business specialists, such as an M&T Business Banking

Relationship Manager to assist local business owners, an M&T Bank Mortgage Officer and an M&T Securities Registered Representative to assist with customers’ non-deposit investment needs. “Ellicottville is such a vibrant community, and we’re so proud to be a part of it,” said Christina Smith, Manager of the M&T Bank Ellicottville branch. “When we open our new doors, this new branch will allow us to even better serve our neighbors and support the success of local businesses, providing additional convenience and accessibility for our customers.” Customers can visit M&T’s new location from 9am-3pm, Monday through Wednesday; 9am-4pm on Thursday; and 9am-5pm on Friday. M&T, which owns the 3 Washington Street property, is already fielding requests from individuals and businesses interested in purchasing the building. Headquartered in Buffalo at One M&T Plaza, M&T Bank is the Buffalo region’s top deposit holder and Small Business Administration (SBA) lender.

Spring Felting Class Spring Felting Class – March 14th from 6-8 pm. – Call the library to register and/ or for more information. Free

Knitting & Crochet Club Knitting (& crochet) Club – The Knitting Club meets on Mondays at the Library. Our next meetings are February 20th from 2 -4 pm and February 27th from 6-8 pm. All abilities welcome – just bring some yarn and your needles!

E’Vl Roots:

Views from My Deck

~ The Villager ~ Page 5

February 16 - 22, 2017

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PARTY SQUAD - March 12th@ 9pm A Horse is a Horse?

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By Carol Fisher Ten years ago, this week, I flew to Beverly Hills for a sad, yet beautiful and celebratory event at an exclusive country club for the stars. It was quite an honor. My sweet friend, Salamanca native and 3 time Oscar winner, Ray Evans died one week after his 92nd birthday. Always the smalltown boy at heart, Ray loved to come back home several times a year to visit his family and touch base with his roots. We’ve just wrapped up the Christmas season so my thoughts have often been with this unassuming Jewish man who wrote the lyrics to Silver Bells, with his longtime college friend and partner, Jay Livingston. He always was amused that a Jewish man wrote a top selling Christmas song. Whenever he heard it, he would smile a coy smile and say, “ch…ching!” The revenues kept coming in after all those years. This humble Salamanca man, who often ordered hamburgers

at the ritziest restaurants, left his mark on the world. He said he had a tin ear, so pal Jay filled in the tunes. How many reading this article can hum the opening theme song for Bonanza? (Come on, you can do it ….Da da ra ra da, dat da ra ra dah, dahhh dah). How about Mr. Ed’s theme “A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course, unless…” come on, finish it with me. They crafted those pieces. Here’s a funny story about that innocent song. Many years after the show came out, Jim Brown, a preacher started a controversy about the song, saying it contained satanic messages. Per a May 1986 article in the Chicago Tribune, Brown claimed that the song, played backwards said, “someone sung this song for Satan” and “the source is Satan.” Imagine the fun Preacher Brown would have these days with current music. By the way, folks, have you ever taken the time to listen closely to some of the songs

the kids listen to today? There truly are some very dark sinister lyrics out there, and you don’t have to play them backwards to get the message! Ray lived in a perfect setting for a young boy growing up in this region of WNY. The Allegheny river ran in front of his home, and Allegany State Park was in his backyard. Nope, that’s not a typo. Have you ever taken note that the names are spelled differently? If you Google them, you will find much confusion about why they are spelled as they are, with another “Alleghany” tossed in for good measure. What’s cool about being so near to Allegany State Park is that it is the largest park in New York State, and it is open year ‘round. This park is a national treasure, and we are blessed to be her neighborhood guardians. You can ski (cross country) and snowshoe over 35 miles of trails at the Art Roscoe Recreation Area. Don’t worry if you don’t own the equipment. You can rent it at the Mountain Shop. Shop, eat, stroll through the museum, and bring your pet if it is leashed but, remember, you must have written proof of their rabies vaccination with you, at all times. I end this missive with a reminder to pay homage to the Presidents of our United States on February 20th. Initially begun to celebrate the life of George Washington, the Father of our Country, it was the first official holiday to celebrate the life of an individual. In the late 1960’s Congress proposed the Uniform Monday Holiday act, bringing the celebration of both President’s Washington and Lincoln into one date. Little known fact: George Washington’s farewell See ROOTS page 9


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HoliMont Update Don’t Let Ski Turns Put You to Sleep

By Dan Balkin ZZZZZZZZZZZZ Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z ….doesn’t that just make you a little sleepy looking at all those Zs? That said, we are using these Zs in a metaphorical sense. For while we have all made turns while tired (thank you, extended après ski festivities), ski turns have never literally put us to sleep. So why the big ado over the “Z”? In ski terminology, a “Z turn” is contrasted with an “S turn”. Huh? Bear with me as we wade through this alphabet soup. Essentially, a Z turn is associated with a turn that is rushed – especially at the turn initiation. An S turn is a more rounded, practical, and elegant ski turn that, literally, leaves ski tracks that form an S in the snow (see chart – an “S” occurs with two linked turns). (See Photos Above) As you can see, the skier in the photo is negotiating the notorious “DoubleSkull Headwall” by the snowmaking pond at the summit of HoliMont (REALLY? – well, maybe not). Anyway, this hipster is on some serious steeps – and in this situation no one is actually copping Zs. But his skis are. To negotiate turns on a pitch like that, you are forced to get your skis around very quickly (hop turns). In other words, his tracks in the snow would resemble a “Z” – because he is whipping his skis around so fast he has no time to make rounded S turns. In this scenario, Z turns are not

a detriment but a survival skill. We, however, don’t need to make Z turns on our slopes for they inhibit our ability to make rounded, elegant, carved turns. Mike Rogan, the coach of the PSIA Demo team (the leading ski instructors across the nation), has an interesting idea to coax S turns out of his students on the type of terrain we typically ski. He breaks a ski turn down into three segments which he calls GREEN LIGHT – YELLOW LIGHT – RED LIGHT. Green Light: This is the turn initiation that creates desirable S turns. Here, skiers experience a moment of ACCELERATION (hence the term Green Light) at the turn initiation by turning all ten of their toes DOWN THE HILL. The force of gravity and the pitch of the slope facilitate this happening naturally if you don’t BRAKE by throwing your heels sideways (which results in a Z turn). We have said it before, do you want to go into a snowy curve in your car by progressively guiding your front tires or by wildly fishtailing on your back tires? Your ten toes in an S turn are like the front tires of your car- they lead you into a smooth and progressive turn. Think about it: according to nature’s laws, a tennis ball gently dropped on a ski slope would not first move sideways in a braking action – it would FLOW DOWN THE SLOPE. At the turn initiation – BE THE BALL - think FLOW with the toes, not BRAKING with the heels. Yellow Light: This is the middle of the turn when your skis are, just for an instant,

pointed straight down the slope. If you look again at the various S turn shapes on the chart, a skier MUST do that to create an “S” turn. Again, if you rush the turn, it creates a “Z” shape – and then it is IMPOSSIBLE to carve rounded, smooth turns. Red Light: This refers to the end of the turn. First of all, Red Light is not alluding to a complete momentum killer such as a “hockey stop.” Please look again at the chart. Notice that the first turn in each example actually looks like a “C” (and the second turn looks like a backwards C) – those two Cs linked together form an “S.” To make a SINGLE SKI TURN in the form of a C, however, we must use all three phases – Green light, Yellow Light, and Red Light. We already discussed how in the Green and Yellow light phases of the turn, we are orienting all ten toes DOWN the hill to create flow and momentum at the beginning and middle of our turn. That said, on steeper pitches especially, it is essential that if you don’t desire to gain unwanted speed, that you complete the “arc” of the “C” by re-orientating all ten toes back across the slope. Think about it – on skis, your toes act like a gas pedal. Point your toes down the hill and you accelerate; point you toes across the hill and you scrub speed. Back in Austria, they preach that almost anyone can ski fast, but that an accomplished skier can maintain a constant speed after their second turn on a steep pitch. That is what Red Light really means – speed control. Eight million Austrians can’t be wrong.

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By Chad Neal Alex Patrick Steinbroner graduated Ellicottville Central School in 2013. He grew up in and around the Ellicottville area and participated in many of the activities involved with growing up around here: sports, academics etc. Now four years later, he will be getting commissioned in the Army ROTC program as Second Lieutenant through St. Bonaventure University. The Villager caught up with Steinbroner for an interview and got to know a little bit more about his accomplishment. The Villager: What made you decide the military was for you? Alex Steinbroner: My father, uncle, and grandfather all served, along with a lot of cousins. It had always interested me and I felt some obligation to give back to the country. So many men and women before me gave up so much and I felt that it was my turn. V: Where did you go after graduation? AS: I went straight to St. Bonaventure University in the fall of 2013. V: ROTC right? AS: Yes. Army ROTC. I chose to go this route because I still wanted to get my college degree. It was the perfect opportunity to both serve the country and get my degree.

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Plans Cont. From Cover an apartment. Ordinarily, the project would only need an architectural review which could be performed by the code enforcement officer, but since the plans include the roof height change, the review must be done by the full Planning Board. Mr. Palumbo said the submitted drawings meet the codes for the area and the materials proposed fit as well. He said the application was complete, and proper public notice had been given regarding the architectural review. During the review the board had requested a couple of changes; that the windows on the garage would resemble double hung standard windows and more lighting by the entrances. The board made a motion to approve the plans with the changes as requested by the board.

V: When did you get into that? AS: I received my scholarship my senior year of high school. It was a full Army ROTC scholarship and it gave me a full ride to St. Bonaventure. V: What ranks have you gone through? AS: Seneca Battalion is the organization that Bonas is a part of. It also consists of Alfred U., Alfred State, Houghton, JCC, and PittBradford. It’s organized just like a real army battalion with different companies and platoons. When I first got in I was a MS1 (Military Science is the course that ROTC technically falls under. Each academic class is given a number. 1-4.) As an MS1 you’re not really in charge of anything and really focus on personal development. As you progress, you work in larger and larger groups. Freshman develop themselves, sophomores work in squads and teams, and juniors and seniors work at the platoon/ company level. I did well as I progressed and I was given the opportunity to act as (Cadet) Battalion Command Sergeant Major. That means I was the highest ranking Cadet non commissioned officer. I was the Battalion Commander’s right hand man. I also spent time as the Battalion S-3. The S-3 is the operations officer and I did most of the planning for all battalion level events. So in both of these positions I was in charge of working with over 50 Cadets from multiple universities. V: Is this how you panned it? AS: No actually, my first plan was to get into the United States Military Academy (West Point). I received congressional nominations and it was like a year-long process. I ended up getting denied, and the Army ROTC program was my backup. It worked out for a reason and I’m so thankful that this is the way it all happened. I recently found out I was selected to be an Army Aviator and I ‘m going to be a Blackhawk pilot. It’s

always been my goal since I’ve been in ROTC, and everything finally paid off. V: How far do you want to go or how far can you go? AS: I plan on staying in the Army for 20 years. My commitment is 8, but I don’t plan at stopping there. V: Where have you travelled to? AS: I spent 2 summers in Fort Knox, Kentucky. I don’t want to go back, haha. I also was given the opportunity to train in the Philippines for a month. It’s a program called the Cultural Understanding and Language Program (CULP). It was one of the best experiences of my life. V: What is the greatest thing you’ve learned from this experience? AS: It’s not really a specific thing, but the people I have been able to meet and the friends that I’ve made have been the greatest part of this experience. I’ve been given access to this immense wealth of knowledge that are the men and women of the Army. I have 2 instructors (cadre) right now that have combined 40+ years in the service. And I have complete access to pick their brain and learn everything I can from them. It’s amazing. V: How does one be a Lieutenant in the Army? AS: Besides ROTC, the only other way to become an officer is through OCS. I’m not as familiar with the process, but it’s fairly similar to basic training, except it’s obviously geared towards officers. V: What else can you tell us about your growth in the army? AS: It’s provided me with experiences that I would never have been able to get on the civilian side. I’ve made some of the best friends that I’ve ever had and I can say without a doubt that my training and experiences have made me a better person. And I technically haven’t even started yet. Alex Steinbroner will commission as Second Lieutenant on May 13th at St. Bonaventure University.

warned that “the forces of geographical sectionalism, political factionalism, and interference by foreign powers in the nation’s domestic affairs threatened the stability of the Republic.” (www.senate. gov/). Find the entire 32 page letter at the Library of Congress website. I don’t think President Theodore Roosevelt was ever in Allegany State Park, but he

obviously had a vision about protecting these American jewels. “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and the romance as a sacred heritage, for your children, and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” Thank you TR.

Developer Phil Vogt was at the meeting to discuss his plans for the building he acquired at 23 Washington. His renovation plans include: adding a 480-square foot addition to the rear of the building, extending the balcony over the sidewalk, removing the “alpine style” roof on the front of the building, and adding a flat, accessible roof. The interior of the building will be opened up, and an elevator will be installed to keep it ADA compliant. Mr. Vogt had no specific plans for the building’s use and plans to modify the interior to suit the needs of future tenants. Village Planner Gary Palumbo said changes to a building in the historical district triggers a series of approval processes including; a site plan review, architectural design review, special use permits, and historic preservation review. Palumbo said that in the case of the historic district the Planning Board serves as the historic preservation committee. There was some

concern that the addition will press up against existing building on either side of the new construction. This could affect some of the existing windows in those buildings. Attending the meeting were Arleen Solly, Jim Carls, and Dina DiPasquale. Mr. Vogt showed them the plans for the building and showed them the windows that might be affected. The Planner read a description of the building from the historical record and added that approval for the balcony to extend over the sidewalk (like Gin Mill) the Village Board would also have to give their approval. Other concerns were raised, such as snow removal, parking, the location of the dumpster, and whether large trucks would be able to access the loading platform planned for the rear of the building. The builder said he had an easement in the parking lot that would allow access. A motion was made to hold a public hearing at the next Planning Board meeting, March 14th at 5:30. The meeting was adjourned

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This being Presidents Day Weekend and February is winding down. Yet the skiing, at both Holiday Valley and HoliMont, is still in true midwinter form. So lets get out to enjoy the FUN skiing that both Holimont and Holiday Valley have to offer. As we move towards spring, which will begin in just over four weeks, Ellicottville’s wonderful Music line-up is keeping pace with our outdoor FUN STUFF. Here you go on What’s Happenin this coming week. Starting today, Thursday, February 16, 2017 through Wednesday February 22, 2017 we will have sixteen Bands doing seventeen shows, six DJ’s and two Karaoke shows plus our wonderful club’s and restaurant’s food and beverage specials making Ellicottville The Place to enjoy life. The Depot will be music free. However, they will be showing their Groovy Ski Flicks all week long. So visit The Depot for good food and FUN TIMES. THURSDAY our week begins with two Bands. The Gin Mill is first at 8:00 PM with Joseph & Johnson doing their acoustic, country, folk to classic rock show. Great cover tunes done in Joseph & Johnson’s unique style will, as they always do, make a really neat Gin Mill Night of music and FUN happen. Then at 9:00 PM, Madigans Party Bar will have The

Party Squad, Ellicottville’s favorite and most popular Party Rock Band, entertaining their following with another FUN night of their Party Rock to Classic Rock Favorites. Mark, Dave and Joe are this weeks version of The Party Squad. FRIDAY will be a five Band and three DJ evening. One DJ will include Karaoke. The FUN starts at 7:00 PM in Balloons with the return of Randle & The Late Night Scandals. This five to sevenpiece Buffalo band does an aggressive version of defying sound that fuses Traditional Blues with Modern Rock. They always put on an interesting and FUN show. Following Randle & The Late Night Scandals a DJ will keep the party going with neat tunes and other FUN stuff till close. Then at 8:00 PM, Vinnie DeRosa will be performing in Villaggio. Vinnie, who was here last week, plays a steady string of covers and originals in the styles of the original artists. That being Pop, Funk, R&B, Rock, Soul, Reggae and The Blues. Moving to 9:00 PM Friday The Gin Mill will have Two Guys Drinking Beer doing their version of acoustic classic rock. Ron and Terry, the two guys, are the heart and soul of the classic rock band West. These two talented & silly musicians will, again, make another FUN Gin Mill Music & Party Night happen. Also at 9:00 PM Friday The PUB in Great Valley will have DJ Felony and his Karaoke Show on stage. Like always, The PUB Patrons will have two options, be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times. Again at 9:00 PM Ellicottville Brewing Company’s Igloo will have a new Band for Ellicottville on stage, The Just US Band. Here we have a four piece Rock, Pop and Top Forty Band from our area. This

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should be a great show. Then at 10:00 PM Madigans will have DJ Nelz & DJ Tyler Swift on duty in their up-stairs Party & Dance Hall till close. Also at 10:00 PM Ryan Melquist & Friends will return to Balloons Back Bar with their neat Classic, Folk to Porch Rock Music show. A FUN Balloons music evening is on the way this Friday SATURDAY our weekend gets better with six Bands and three DJ’s. We begin at 3:00 PM in Holiday Valley’s Lodge T Bar with Jay McDonnell doing his solo acoustic folk rock show. Jay’s line up contains acoustic folk rock tunes from Rockers like Jackson Brown, James Taylor, Cat Stevens and several others. This talented singer will occasionally surprise us with a blues tune. So, stop in The T Bar to enjoy Jay’s neat show. Then at 5:00 PM DJ Gilroy will be performing in The Ellicottville Brewing Company with neat tunes and Party Promo till 9:00 PM. Next at 6:00 PM a New Jersey Guitarist/Composer B.D. Lenz will take the stage in Balloons. From his web site, “B.D. Lenz and his quartet lay down a funky jamming vibe, integrating catchy good time groves with moodier blues-inflicted pieces”. Following B.D. Lenz a DJ will again keep the party rolling till close. Also at 6:00 PM Leon & The Forklifts will be in Madigans doing their Sultans of Swing, Rock N’ Roll, Blues show. This well traveled Band does an excellent Rockin Blues mix so Madigans will be ROCKIN this Friday. At 8:00 PM Saturday DNR on TAP will be in Villaggio doing their Rock N Blues Show. This four piece Band does cover Inspired Blues tunes from the 70’s into the 2000’s in a manner that creates a really FUN Rock N See MUSIC page 12

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for the weekend at the Ball. Those in attendance will be choosing the royals through applause. On top of that, the upstairs of the green bar will be transformed into an area that will resemble all the pomp and circumstance of a New Orleans celebration of Fat Tuesday. Food to fit the festivities will be available and music will be playing for those that want to make use of the dance floor. There will also be a costume contest at the Ball. Come out in your best Mardi Gras costume. Tickets for the Ball can be purchased at the Chamber website, www.ellicottvilleny. com, and are $30 in advance, $40 the week of the party. Things kick into high gear a bit earlier on Saturday in the village. In past years, the


Cont. From Cover proceeds. LASP was founded in honor of Bill Lounsbury, a member of the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol who lost his leg to cancer a few years prior. LASP provides lessons and instruction for disabled children and adults as well as funds for training volunteer instructors and scholarships for students in financial need. The first pieces of adaptive ski equipment for the program were purchased using


Cont. From Cover board. Burrell also requested a special meeting for a budget workshop, and the board approved February 21st at 6:30pm for the meeting. The board accepted the bid from Dr. Greenlawn for maintaining the lawns. There was some discussion about removing the grass strips along Washington. The Mayor said the power washing of the grass in the spring exposes the roots, then a freeze overnight kills the grass. He said the first three years the grass looked fine, but now several years later, it is unsightly. The Mayor, Village Engineer Mark Alianello, Matt McAndrew, financial consultant Jeff Smith, and the Town Engineer from Batavia, had a meeting regarding the creation of a single DPW position for both the Town and Village. Burrell said they are seeking grants for a study as to how to organize the entity. The Mayor suggested a motion to propose to the town splitting the cost of hiring Mr.


Cont. From Cover day for community members to learn about Telemark skiing. In addition to the stunning view atop the slope at the Sundeck, the event provides free Telemark skiing demonstrations to assist in teaching all who attend, while others enjoy great company and a complimentary cookout provided by Dom’s Butcher Block. Once you’ve refueled, you can continue to experience the once-a-year offering and hone in on your skiing skills, using Scarpa boots and 22 Designs bindings. FlyLow Gear and Free Heel Life publication also contribute to make this event possible, and hand spun tie-dyed shirts adorned with the event name are available as a souvenir reminder of the positive, laidback and accepting atmosphere that can only be described as Telestock. The City Garage, a downtown Ellicottville shop,

Mardi Gras parade has started off the event with lineup at 6 and start at 6:30. Those times are not changing. What is changing is that we are going to have a village full of activities, including music and entertainment, starting at 3pm. You’re not going to want to miss what we have going on in the village to celebrate 25 years of the parade. You know you want to be a part of the action. Parade applications for floats and walking groups can be found on the Chamber website as well. The honorary Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is King Ken Brown. For those of you who have been here since the inception of the parade you know the King. He was the leader of the parade dressed in his signature multi colored boots, oversized mitts and crazy costumes. He was bigger than life, always followed by “Ken’s kids” handing out beads. Ken’s 700

club members will lead the parade. We miss you Ken. Saturday kicks off in the morning at Holiday Valley. The annual tradition of the Snow Bar starts at noon on both, Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment will abound. A full schedule of events at Holiday Valley will be available on the Chamber website as soon as all activities and participants are final. The costume contest on the slopes will start at noon, Sunday at Holiday Valley and what would Winter Carnival be if not for the Downhill Dummy? Get that brave mannequin ready for the trip down the hill. The contest starts at 2pm and continues until the last dummy is tossed. Come out and see another thing that makes Ellicottville easy to find and hard to leave. For more information, visit or

donations that were sent to the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol in Bill’s memory following his passing. “Now, LASP is slowly replacing equipment that is 20 years old,” said Eshbaugh. “This year, the plan is to buy all new helmets, one new sit-ski, and possibly another slider.” LASP began with simply four instructors and 14 students and has evolved into a not-for-profit organization with 40 volunteer instructors who teach over 250 lessons during a single winter season. The Penguin Paddle is a fun

way to support this special program each winter. “Last year, we had around 500 participants,” Eshbaugh added. Sliders will be divided based on age group and races will begin at 1pm. Other events of the day will include a silent auction with various gift baskets, lunch, and adaptive equipment demonstrations. Racers will be required to wear helmets and complete a liability sign-off. For more information on this year’s Penguin Paddle, visit or call 716-699-2345.

Smith and the engineer from Batavia to perform the study and consult on the plan. A motion was made to request a proposal for the study from the two men, not to exceed $10,000. One board member objected to obligating the money before the proposal is received. The motion passed on a four to one vote. Business from the Floor Andrea Andison and her son addressed the board regarding the home being constructed at 35 West Washington. The Andisons own the home next door to the large twostory home being built on the corner. They had addressed the Village Planning Board in November and now wanted to address the Trustees. They complained of “being pushed aside, ignored and neglected” by the trustees and the Planning Board. They complained of “total inaction” about their complaints to the Planning Board, and said the new home is “totally non-compliant” regarding set-backs from the property line and that the structure is 2.5 times the square footage allowed on the lot. The Andisons said “nothing

was ever done” about their complaints. Mayor Burrell said the board had referred the matter to the Village Attorney Kathleen Moriarty. A report was received from the Building Inspector. They read over the report and left the meeting, but not before they made it clear they were going to attend the Planning Board meeting Tuesday night. (See Planning Board story). The Mayor then moved the meeting to executive session to discuss “pending litigation.” Department Reports DPW: The Department of Public Works has been busy plowing streets and clearing sidewalks. Board member Greg Cappelli said the department had “done a great job” clearing the streams during the recent flooding. It was mentioned the work on the retaining wall by the old American Locker building worked. Harold Morton said there had been some minor flooding by the railroad underpass. He said his crews had been patching potholes in the village streets. They trimmed some trees

has been open since 1999, and has been selling Telemark skiing equipment since day one, however they embrace all styles of the sport and are open year round. It is a small, independently operated business and is a 3-time winner of the “Best Vibe” National Industry Award, which is granted to less than a dozen retail businesses nationwide. Store manager Trey Clauss spoke with The Villager, sharing that he has dedicated his entire adult life to the shop and the sport of skiing, as he has been involved in the store since 2001 when he was just out of high school. He has a passion for skiing and sharing the sport with others. He has earned “Shop Hero” award at the SnowSports Industries America Conference in Denver, CO and lives to ski and be part of The City Garage family. Telemark skiing, named after the Telemark region of Norway, is a unique style of skiing that is a combination of the more commonly known Alpine skiing, in which the

boot is completely attached to each ski during downhill travel, and Nordic skiing, in which only the toe of the boot is attached to the ski as the user performs more of a cross-country style sport. In Telemark skiing, the heel of the boot is free, and the type of material used allows the skier to travel either uphill or downhill. Telemark skiers enjoy the increased range of motion and the light-weight equipment. To bring past Telestocks to you and demonstrate just how fun loving and enjoyable previous years have been, Holiday Valley has posted video compilations of the event, which can be found by typing “Telestock Holiday Valley” in the www.YouTube. com search bar. Holiday Valley and The City Garage invite anyone interested in Telemark skiing or a fun day outdoors to come out and enjoy all they have to offer. Special lift ticket rates are available for this event. No other purchase required. For details, call City Garage at 716-699-2054.

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Cont. From Page 10 Bluzey Show. Then at 9:00 PM Saturday The Gin Mill will have Wasted Whisky return to their music stage. This fourpiece modern country band walks the line between rock and country music. Their slogan still is “We will rock you till you chafe”. The Gin Mill will be the place to enjoy this neat version of country to rock music. Moving to 10:00 PM Madigans will have DJ’s Nelz and Tyler Swift keeping things ROCKIN in their upstairs Party Bar till close. Also at 10:00 PM Balloons Back Bar will have Cory Klawon doing a solo show. Cory is from Breakaway. So we should hear cover tunes from several eras, such as The Beatles, 70’s Funk, 80’s Hair


Cont. From Page 11 on Jefferson Street and have done maintenance on the sidewalk plow and the bucket truck. Engineering: Nick Dobmeier from Nussbaumer and Clarke said the Waste Water Treatment Plant was very close to closeout. (In English: completion). He said there is a short punch list of final issues; some sensors are still not working, and the software is still unable to generate the proper reports. He said O’Connell Electric is working on those final items. He said Jim Campolong is working on the Toughbook to implement the CUPPS system. Mr. Dobmeier said he expects to have the system working by the next board meeting. The engineer said he has been working with William Borsee regarding his Stillhouse Brewery. He

Metal and tunes from the 90’s to today. SUNDAY, the day before Presidents Day, will have three Bands and a Karaoke show. We begin at 5:00 PM in Villaggio with Jess & Ed doing their acoustic show. This duo specializes in close vocal arrangements with acoustic accompaniment. They design their set list to fit the needs of their audience. They include pop to rock to classic rock. Next at 7:00 PM Seth Adams will return to The Ellicottville Brewing Company. This singer/ songwriter does a compelling group of songs with honest lyrics. His music is like The Counting Crows, Tom Petty and Ryan Adams. Then at 8:00 PM Sunday The Gin Mill will have Two Guys Drinking Beer return for their second show of the weekend. As we always say, these two talented & silly musicians will, again, make

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discussed a proposal from Nussbaumer and Clarke to perform an Arc-Flash and Shock Assessment on the treatment plant. It would cost $7,600. Mayor Burrell proposed the assessment not be performed, and the board agreed. Sidewalks: Sherman Wilkens said the sidewalks on Washington between Jefferson and Madison are virtually snow free. Mayor Burrell said the Village is using more ice melt than ever before, and Mr. Morton confirmed they are on their seventh pallet of ice melt. Special Events: The Mayor asked for a motion to approve the Mardi Gras parade, which passed. He said the applications for the Friday Night Strolls has been received. The popular entertainment series on Washington is expected to begin again in June. Refuse: The Mayor said dumpsters around the Village are being abused. He met with Casella regarding a possible plan to have community

compacting dumpsters. They would be inside a locked fence. Businesses would access them with a pass code. They could put their garbage in and be billed for each entry. Patra Lowes asked who is responsible for writing tickets for residents who violate the local trash laws. Harold Morton said his DPW workers can issue citations, and added the trash laws can be hard to enforce. Parking: Greg Cappelli said he is investigating more parking spaces, and said some diagonal spaces had been added to the side of the DPW building. He said he is seeking grants to study ways to add more parking in the Village. The Mayor reported the Southtowns Scenic Byways Committee wants the Town and Village to become members. The fee for each entity would be $250. Mr. Burrell said he would request the money in June. The reports were accepted and the meeting was adjourned.

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



This spacious 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home is just as lovely on the outside as it is on the inside. As you come into the home you will see a modern & roomy kitchen. All stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a large dining area that opens up to a deck. This room has newer hardwood floors, is heated by a pallet stove and has radiant heat. The formal dining room is just off the kitchen as well as a full bath. The huge living room features a stone gas fireplace. The master bedroom is on the first floor. It features a sitting area with a wall of windows, a maters bath with a Jacuzzi tub and large walk in closet. A bonus room/ office rounds out the first floor. Climb the open stairway to the second floor and you will find 2 bedrooms with large closets, a bathroom with shower and large attic apace. The barn features a second floor that has a ton of possibilities; at present it is set up as an in-law space with kitchen, full bathroom, sleeping and living areas. The grounds feature munificent landscaping. The covered bridge is attention-getting in the side yard. The large deck and gazebo are all connected by wooden walkways. A stone BBQ is also in the back yard. The garden around the pond is absolutely beautiful. What a great place to relax after a long day. Call Joe Eysaman, Licensed Agent, Holiday Valley Realty Company, for your private showing 716-378-7079.





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18 GREER HILL HoliMont family retreat. Walk to slopes or Village. Furnished 10+ BR/5.5 BTH. 3 car garage. B482702 $850,000

6835 HOLIDAY VALLEY RD. Top of Holiday Valley Rd. 4 BR/3 BTH fully furnished. Walk to Spruce Lake. Move right in! B506003 $459,900



25 W. WASHINGTON Corner dble lot with 2 sep. dwellings. 3 BR/2.5 BTH + oversized garage w/ 2 BD/1 BTH loft apt. B1001761 $397,500

2 JEFFERSON Premier Village location on corner lot. 7 BR/3.5 BTH; 2 FPs, 2 car garage w/apartment. B479507 $359,900

MOUNTAINVIEW 3 BR/2.5 BTH TH’s just a short walk to the Village for shops and restaurants. View of the slopes. 3 units available from $289,000

7 VAN BUREN 4 BR/4.5 BTH home just a short walk to town. 2nd kitchen, finished full basement, tile & hardwood. B1020935 $359,900

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716 -699-2000 7975 RTE 219 Family retreat on 10 ac.! 4 sep. suites + 2 effi. units. Lg. lining & dining area plus gourmet kitchen. B477467 $429,000

71 W. WASHINGTON Walk to 2 chairlifts at HoliMont. Completely updated 3 BR/1.5 BTH w/garage. Mostly furn. B455121 $267,700


6084 Rte 219 S. Ellicottville, NY


48 ALPINE MEADOWS Walk to ski lift! 2nd row 3 BR/2.5 BTH TH w/slope view. Mostly furn. Upgraded baths. B408891 $259,000

7770 JACKMAN Mins to E’ville, 4 bdrm w/pond, fire pit, game rm, bunk rm. Stainless appli., many other upgrades. B505602 Now $139,900


3 BR/1.5 BTH TH. New front & back decks, windows,& doors. Furn. Walk to town. No HOA. B1001359 $136,900


5504 HUMPHREY RD. Cedar home w/2 BR+ loft apt & att. garage on 4+ acres w/pond. Large renovated barn w/office. B501030 $339,000

7140 MAPLES RD. 3 BR/2 BTH just 3 mi. outside of Village. Large open kitchen and wraparound deck WBFP; furni. B506809 $129,900


7637 IRISH HILL Large updated family home; sleeps 8 people. Minutes to Ellicottville. Large 2 acre corner lot. B500479 $139,500


3 BR just 12 mis from E’Ville. Panoramic views. Lg. front porch and fire pit area. B1004053 $139,500

8959 RTE 219 ASHFORD 4 BR/2 BTH on 23+acs w/a pond. Newer appliances; lg. windows. Open concept and cathedral ceilings. B496600 $194,900



Nearly turnkey, well-known rest./ conv. store. Right off Rte 219, visible to 1000’s of vehicles! B500495 $149,000


Ellicottville Lifestyle at a “FRACTION” of the Cost!

Studios, 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms. Concierge Services TAMARACK BRANCH ~ RESALES


6458 NORTHWOOD DR. Log sided A-frame with slope views just a short hike to the Village. 3 finished levels to enjoy all 4 seasons. B492118 $289,000

6970 POVERTY HILL Just outside the Village. Furnished 3 BR on over 2 acres. Newer windows, wood burning FP, deck. B486495 $129,900

38 WILDFLOWER Ground level fully furn. studio in a quiet location. View of pond & gazebo. Great rental potential. B1016686 $82,900


6469 RTE 242 E

Village Edge! Income opportunity. 2 large apartments on huge lot. Exterior freshly painted. Live in one; rent the other! More land available.


Now $219,000

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The villager ellicottville february 16 22, 2017 volume 12 issue 8  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

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