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HM Skier Off to Olympics Tricia Mangan Joining Olympic Team in Seoul

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The Mangan family at Copper Mountain. Back row from Left: Connor, Peter, Mary, William (Tricia’s twin), David (father). Front row: Martha (mother), Andrew, and Tricia. Photo by Elliot Jerge.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

On Tuesday night the US Olympic Ski Team announced Tricia Mangan, a former member of the HoliMont ski team, would be joining the US Alpine Ski Team in PyeongChang South Korea. She will be joining

team members Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Vonn, and others. Ms. Mangan will be replacing Jackie Wells who was injured in a bad fall in a competition at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on February 3rd. Upon the announcement of her position on the team, Mangan flew from Zurich with some of her teammates to Seoul. “She was unbelievably excited,” said her mother Martha Mangan, who talked to her just after the announcement. “She started to cry and said, ‘I made the team!’” She likely will be competing in Slalom, Super-G, and Giant Slalom; Her family will be flying to South Korea on Friday to cheer her at the games. It’s a cliché to say that Tricia grew up on skis but in Tricia’s case it’s true. Her parents put her on skis when she was just two years old. By the time she was five, the young skier was on the HoliMont race team. At the ripe old age of seven, she was beating most of the boys her age and some older girls. Like many HoliMont and See “SKIER” Page 7

Splash Pad Coming

Triple R Campground & Trailer Sales Presentation to CCIDA

Story By John Thomas Staff Writer John and Jennifer Tinelli of T&D Resorts Inc. made a presentation to the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency last week. They are the owners of Triple R Campground and Trailer Sales on Bryant Hill Road in Franklinville. The couple is applying for sales and mortgage tax abatement, and a Tourism PILOT program for an $800,000+ investment in the park. Currently, the park has camping

sites, cabins, a pool, picnic areas, and a store. They will improve the business in two phases: the first will add new deluxe campsites, new cabins, and tent sites. Phase two will be the addition of a LeeKee Lagoon Splash Pad and Hot Tub by the pool. The Splash Pad will be the only one in Cattaraugus County and only the second in the region. Executive Director of the CCIDA Corey Wiktor said the project was a “unique and exciting investment.” Wiktor said See “CCIDA” Page 7

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Hampshire Mills Closing Salamanca Last of the Five Locations to Close

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Hampshire Mills store, serving Salamanca for fifty years, are resigned to move on. The long run is over, with the store located in the city’s west end to close by the end of March. Salamanca is the last of five Hampshire Mills locations to close its doors. Store owner Michael Zaprowski points to the economy, the fact that he is 71 years old and wants to By Nicholas Pircio retire, as reasons for closing. He talks about changes at the store. Those who love and operate the “We started out with nothing but clothing. We added a gift shop, we have foot ware, and all kinds of merchandise now.” Hampshire Mills has been sold to Kevin and Melinda Palmer, who operate the nearby Allegany Gas and Smokes plaza. They were not

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The Changing Service Industry End Of NYS Tip Credit Proposed By Governor Cuomo

By Kathleen McCarthy Tipped workers earning less than the minimum wage hourly could be a thing of the past in New York State. In December 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he was directing the commissioner of labor to hold public hearings to look into

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sending Hurricane Relief to P.R. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville is teaming up with “Adopt a Family US Virgin Islands” to lend a helping hand to families in Puerto Rico who have been devastated by the Hurricanes of 2017. They’ve adopted 15 families who....

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“Pippin”; Feb. 16 -25th

Board Gets Update on Costa Rica Trip

Theatre Bringing Out the Best in Community

At the Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night Superintendent, Bob Miller gave an update on the student trip to Costa Rica. Thirteen students are making the trip. They will be leaving for the Toronto airport on the 17th of this month. The Superintendent said the trip is well organized. At the parents meeting last week, the teacher chaperoning the trip had full information on what students should bring including medical forms. Any prescription drugs the students bring must be accompanied by the prescription signed by the doctor. This even includes sunscreen. Board member Carl Calarco said he felt the trip was “very well organized.” Mr. Miller went over a list of services the district utilized from BOCES. One of them is a teacher recruiting service which allows the school to see teacher applications from a large pool of aspirants. The Superintendent said it allows them to keep an eye out to possibly “snag a good teacher.” For her Middle School report, Connie Poulin said Erich Ploetz the High School principal has been meeting with middle school students and reading stories to them. The two principals have been concentrating on students who appear to be at risk

Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association’s upcoming production of “Pippin” will not only showcase local talent, acrobatics, magic, song and dance, but those planning the show say it will bring much more to the city. “If you loved “Wicked,” you’ll love “Pippin,” said Todd Wagner, artistic director for “Pippin.” He said Steven Schwartz, composer of “Pippin,” also wrote shows such as “Wicked” and Godspell.” Wagner said it is a show about a young man looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places. Lara Larsson, assistant music director and vocal coach for the show, described the production. Written in the 1960s, she said, Schwartz tried to challenge the American dream and its ideals when composing the production. Based upon scripture, she said, worldly pleasures such as power, wealth and more are pit against real joy that can come from family. Those are the issues Pippin faces on his journey to becoming a man. The question posed, she said, remains relevant today. Larsson said the same question is posed in the Bible when King Solomon searches for meaning. The production adds music, dance and more to entice audiences to CCLAA’s version of the story.

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Come slide like a penguin down the hills of Holiday Valley. This was always something we looked forward to growing up! Ski in the morning and then register, get your pin and bag, and slide down Yodeler in the afternoon....

the possibility of getting rid of the tipped credit in the state. Tipped food service workers earn $7.50 an hour in upstate New York before tips. When a tipped employee is earning less than minimum with their hourly wages combined with

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Set atop a knoll with views of Holiday Valley in the distance, this chalet offers 5 acres, radiant floor heat. MLS#B1094504…$385,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

3/2 condo sits across from HV. Fully furnished. Desired split flr plan gives you all the space you need. So much to do in 4-season EVL! MLS#B1003259…$199,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Across from the Yodeler Lodge with a great view of the slopes! A great investment or place to build! MLS#B486429…$97,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173




Unique building, adjacent to the Rails to Trails, updated for handicap accessibility, in the heart of the business district. MLS#B1087495…$395,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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Snow conditions have been great, our restaurants have been getting busier, and everyone is looking

forward to getting into that wonderful grind of February fun with good friends and family members! I’d say all’s well in the prettiest little village in the Enchanted Mountains… And what better time of year than mid-February to show those you care about how much you love them. Valentine’s Day gives all of us a chance to say and do the things we may neglect on a daily basis. Our merchants are here to assist you in this regard! Our newly enhanced selection of wonderful restaurants will

be busy doing their best to serve up a little romance, along with some wonderful dishes. I also imagine Watson’s Chocolates will be bustling with husbands and boyfriends. Our eclectic collection of stores and shops offer the potential for the perfect gift, (nothing says love like jewelry, boys – remember that!). So, dear readers, make a plan and put it all together this week. Show that someone special that love burns warmly even on the coldest of winter nights! Until next week… JZ-C

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Views for miles with this wonderful building lot - 1 minute to the village! Ideal location for the ideal vacation home! MLS#B453633…$59,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

4+ acres featuring sweeping views, located less than 2 miles to village. Make your Ellicottville dreams come true with this easy building lot! MLS#B401186…$195,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Enjoy the slope view from this clean 2 BR/ 2 BA townhouse in a popular subdivision that is an easy walk to the slopes or village. MLS#B1097296…$225,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




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. For Pick up just call Sherman at 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 519 Deer Crossing Rd. in Ellicottville. Collected this week 1,505 - Year to date 6,891

Letter to the Community Thank You from the Family of WIlliam “Bill” Burrell

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…$515,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Affordable fully serviced building lot across from HoliMont Ski Slopes. Panoramic Slope Views can be yours!! MLS#B482225…$55,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

4/1.1 TH steps to the slopes of HoliMont! Remodeled kitchen, open layout & FP to warm up after a day of riding. Don’t miss out! MLS#B1096524…$309,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Move right in to this furnished midlevel end unit townhouse in desirable HoliMont location, with 4 bdrms, 2 bas, fireplace, priced to move! MLS#B1070281…$249,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

3 commercial spaces available main, upper & lower. In the heart of Ellicottville. Will finish to suit. MLS#B1095589, B1096306, B1096307…Starting at $2,000/mo. Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Updated 5/3 nestled walking distance to the village and slopes of HV. Large fenced in yard, 2 sheds & above ground pool! MLS#B1097423…$237,500 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




2/2 Fractional Unit at Holiday Valley. Access to all resort amenities, great views & no maintenance; Get in while the price is right! MLS#B1090602…$85,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

With all of its character intact and loads of potential, on one of the nicest village streets, neat as a pin, 4 BR, 1.5 BA, update to your liking! MLS#B1095097…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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




Backs up to main parking lot at HoliMont with infrastructure for 10 townhouses, unlimited possibilities, use your imagination! MLS#B1069224…$195,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

GBT is adding a new build to feat. 3 new units. This is a 3/2.1 middle unit f/ open & walk to the village! Buy now and pick out your finishes! MLS#B1065430…$239,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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#B1092515…$425,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

The Family of Dean William “Bill” Burrell wants to thank everyone who visited Bill over the last few years and those who spent time watching the Sunday Bills games with him; all the calls, flowers, cards and well-wishes sent before and after his death; the dinners out when he was able; the meals, special treats from

friends and the fruit baskets from the great valley Seniors he so enjoyed; everyone that helped with the gettogether after the funeral; the rides provided by many to Roswell, Olean Medical Group, the Mildred Milliman Radiology Medicine Center in Olean and Olean General Hospital; and the Visiting Nurses Association, Home

Care & Hospice, and others, all of whom provided Bill with the best of care and compassion. If Bill were here, he would say “thank you” as he did throughout his illness. He was very grateful for everything and everyone. We, the Family, are very grateful for the wonderful friendships he acquired in his life. Thank you for remembering Bill.

ECS Vs. Sheriffs

Ellicottville Central School is hosting Teachers vs. Sheriffs Charity Basketball Game on Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 pm. There will be a bake sale and concessions during the game as well as activities during half-time. Admission is $2. All proceeds will be donated to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Erie. Please come and help us support the kids!

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sending Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville is teaming up with “Adopt a Family US Virgin Islands” to lend a helping hand to families in Puerto Rico who have been devastated by the Hurricanes of 2017. They’ve adopted 15 families who are in desperate need of baby supplies. These families are coffee farmers. 70% of all the coffee farms have been demolished by Hurricane Maria. These families still do not have electric or running water! Adopt a Family is a non-profit organized and run 100% by volunteers. They are group of former

and current St. Thomas residents helping out! The initiative was created by Sabrina Jureidini and Pam Engle. They have additional volunteers who were all displaced by hurricane Irma and Maria helping out behind the scenes. St. Paul’s is collecting baby items for these 15 families and will send these packages of Love & Hope at the end of February. There is a large collection tote in the Family Room at St. Paul’s for anyone who’d like to make a donation to send. The church is open Monday thru Friday from 10am – 2pm and of course

Saturday at 5pm for their Contemporary Service lead by the best Praise Band in the Southern Tier or Sunday at 9am for the Traditional Service. Stop by and see Glenda or Pastor Dan. The following items have been requested to help these Families in need: Powered Baby Formula (any brand), Pedialyte, Baby Wipes, Small Toys, Diaper Crème, Books, Size 4 Diapers, Infant Tylenol & Infant Motrin, Baby Food/ Cereal, Bathing essentials (wash cloth, shampoo, soap), Blanket/Towel, Sunscreen or Hat, Mosquito Repellent to avoid Zika.

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!

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Winter Break Art Camp

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s Winter Break Art Camp for ages 4-11 gives kids an opportunity to exercise their creativity during their vacation. This year, from Monday, February 19th through Friday, February 23rd, that creativity will be pouring out! Artist instructor Fay Bleier will be teaching “pour painting” techniques to the kids. Brushes are not used in this painting method. Instead, kids will be doing puddle pour, slide cup, tree ring, flip cup, and paint swipe. There are two sessions daily, which give instruction appropriate to each particular age group. New artists (ages 4-7 years)

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Young Artists, and includes all project supplies. The classes are held at the CCAC studio, 100 West Main Street, Allegany, New York. Please register by telephone at 716-372-7455 or online at

YMCA and Thoughtful Plan Partnering Up for Financial Literacy for Kids

, l d , s . r , l OLEAN: Mark Ziemba s II of Thoughtful Plan, Inc. k and the Olean YMCA will be presenting an after school program, Financial Literacy for Students. The program will be held February 7, 21, March 7, 21, and 28th at the YMCA in Olean.   The classes are intended to be cumulative, but students can join at any point.  There will be a classroom section

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followed by a physical challenge and then wrap up each session. There will also be pizza and prizes with the end-goal to be a small-business plan development contest.    The classes are open to any of students in grades 6 to 8 who are enrolled in the free afterschool program and are Y members.  All 6th graders are afforded a free membership to the Y and 7th and 8th graders

can join with the student rate of $24/month.   Mark R. Ziemba II, AIF is founder and financial planner of Thoughtful Plan, Inc.  The company is a Buffalo-based finance firm on a mission to empower our community to live better lives through education and thoughtful advice.  For more information, please contact Kyle Swanson at the Y, 716-373-2400.

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e e d , l , l / Kane, PA. In the January s 2018 issue of Sunshine Artist,  , America’s Premier Art and r Crafts Show Magazine, o readers can learn about the 12th Art in the Wilds Juried Fine Arts Show, set for June 23-24, 2018, and its high accolades as it was just named “11 Must Attend Show for Artist and Craftspeople” for 2018. The other contenders were from Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Georgia and Ohio.  Art in the Wilds Executive

Director, Marilyn Blackmore, shared her excitement for this distinction stating, “We have worked for 12 years to bring a high quality outdoor exhibition to our region and we are very honored to have been chosen as one of the must-attend shows.” “Without the help of our many volunteers, sponsors, board members, artists and visitors this distinction would not have been possible,” noted Blackmore. The festival is a year round project for the

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organization. Blackmore was introduced to Sunshine Artists in 2006 by John (and Cheri) Bloomquist, master potter, educator and advocated for the arts. Since then, Art in the Wilds has worked with Sunshine Artists from its inception to promote their festival as well as being featured in their “Show Shot” photos and articles.  It was Bloomquist, who suggested the jurying process for the festival and since then Art in the Wilds has advertised with Sunshine Artists and had great success.  Visitors can take in the beautiful Evergreen Park in Kane and the 12th annual Art in the Wilds Juried Fine Arts Show on June 23-24. The festival will feature the best local and regional artists, music and a high school art exhibition.  For more information, visit

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Grab your friends & family and head over to the Holiday Valley Tubing Co. Tubing is fun for all ages! 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!

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What in the world is Telestock, you ask? Step into a whole different realm on the slopes. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, Scarpa, 22 Designs, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life and Fly Low. I have personally attended The this event, but more to enjoy Daily Lunch the sunshine on the Yodeler Champagne Deck, where Specials! the fun all begins. So I took Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2:00pm some time to reach out to 1/2 Off Apps & $3 Yuenglings; Fridays 3-6PM a local tele man to find out more about this event. He goes by the name of Too Tall, New Bar Menu some of you might know LIVE MUSIC Served Fri. & Sat. • 2-8pm who he is or recognize him Saturday, February 10th @ 6-10PM from the tuning department Featuring local favorite Steak for 2! Never Ben Served over Shoestring Bacon Parm at the City Garage in town! Saturday, February 17th @ 6-9PM Fries topped with Jack Daniels Brooke Szpaicher (BS) Michael DiSanto Cream Sauce! For those who don’t know you, tell us a little about yourself and how you Reserve Our Upstairs for Your Private Party became involved? Tom Blasco (TB) - “Well my name is Tom Blasco, more affectionately known as “Too Tall” Tom or some variation thereof. I guess I became involved simply by being a telemark skier! I used to ride safety at the Valley and help with the mountain cookout on Sundays. Sean gave me a CG apron to wear and I was always talking tele talk and talking up the CG (in the early days) so when


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the advent of “telestock” became a reality I was the original grill master. This was when I used to work a “real job” and I’d have to take a day off to attend “telestock”!!! Real job… haha” (BS) - When did you start tele skiing? (TB) - “I started tele skiing in the early 90’s, I think 91-92 season in Colorado! Haven’t ever looked back!!” (BS) - Honestly, some people might not even know, what is telemark skiing? (TB) - “Formal definition, “Telemark skiing is a skiing technique that combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing. Telemark skiing is named after the Telemark region of Norway, where the discipline originated.” Personally it’s just another way down the hill. It’s cool, it allows you to “uphill travel” with climbing skins and basically frees you of lifts and lift lines. It’s a great way to go on or off piste! Free your heel and your mind will follow!!” (BS) - Talking so much about telemark skiing leads us into this annual event, Telestock. What is Telestock all about? (TB) - “Telestock is all about “sharing the love”. It is simply a day of “peace,love,

& telemark skiing!”” (BS) - How long has this event been taking place? (TB) - “Geez, it’s seems like forever! I wanna say that this is year 15ish maybe?!? Trey???” “15 years,” confirmed Trey Clauss. (BS) - Where did this idea emerge from? (TB) - “Good question. I mentioned earlier “free the heel and the mind will follow.” That being said, there must have been some sort of epiphany and voilaTelestock!” (BS) - If there was one thing people don’t know about this event, what is it!? (TB) - “That it is super cool, super casual, super fun and it is open to everyone whether you’re a life long knee dragging pin head or a total newbie- first timer, it’s fun for everyone!!!” I had so much fun learning more than I already thought I knew about this event. Be sure to visit the crew at the Yodeler Champagne Deck in a couple weeks! This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss, whether you want to try it out or just come have a cold one. Come share the love February 23rd. For more information, call the City Garage at 716-6992054.

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Come slide like a penguin down the hills of Holiday Valley. This was always something we looked forward to growing up! Ski in the morning and then register, get your pin and bag, and slide down Yodeler in the afternoon. Now, I love to go up and be a spectator for this awesome event! The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 24th,

2018. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs, as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies “penguin style” down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here’s a schedule of events: 8:30-12:30 Registration for the slide at Creekside Lodge $1 • 9:00-1:00 Registration for the slide at the base of Yodeler $1 • Raffle Tickets on sale all day at Yodeler • 11:30 to 2:00 Silent Auction in the

tent at the base of Yodeler • 11:30 to 1:15 Lunch in the Lunch Tent, $5 donation. • 1:30 Penguin Races begin Helmets Required Age Groups: Ages 4-6 • Ages 7-8 • Ages 9-10 • Ages 11-12 • Ages 13-14 • Ages 15-20 • Adults 21 and over • Mixed Doubles (2 person bags) If you haven’t yet attended this event, this is the year to check it out; so much fun, entertainment, and all for an amazing cause!

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s I’ll be the first to acknowledge that “Perpendicular Will Set sYou Free” almost sounds tlike a bizarre and convoluted ?snippet of North Korean propaganda. Fortunately yfor us, however, this idea emanates not from twisted athinking, but from solid ski technique. The idea of getting .“perpendicular” to your skis eis evident in the final image lof the photo montage, where ,the skier is standing straight eup and his skis are flat in the -snow. If you look at the first two eimages in the photo montage, wthe skier is on his uphill edges. Only by tipping his body raway from his skis can he tip nonto his edges - a necessity eto make an advanced carved gturn. All well and good, abut the key to this tip is in sthe third and fourth images in the photo. Look at how gthe skier is progressively tand deliberately flattening ehis skis while transitioning eto make his next turn. This k“transition” between turns soften gets short shrift in skiing ubecause some skiers believe rthat the only way they can tcontrol their speed and their eskis is to go as quickly as .possible from one set of edges lto another set of edges. That -logic is understandable, but it is actually ski technique fool’s gold. On shaped skis almost any good skier can ride on their edges, but experts know how to correctly transition to get to their edges. A classic symptom of neglecting the turn transition is chatter. Chatter is that annoying sensation of your

ski edges skipping over the surface of the slope without ever smoothly slicing into the snow. Many things in our world are mysterious – but the source of chatter while skiing is not among them. Believe it or not, when your skis chatter they are actually saying to you “Too much edge for this much pressure.” In other words, by crimping your ski turn by rushing to a new set of edges on a pitched slope (the pitch of the slope and gravity combine to create a lot of pressure on your skis) you have overloaded the amount of pressure your ski edges can hold. The car analogy: you would not attempt to “brake” by wildly spinning your steering wheel as you enter a snowy curve. You know, I know, and even Kim Jong Un might know that maneuver would lock up your front tires and cause a loss of control. Similarly, we don’t want to begin each ski turn by immediately pushing our heels sideways, locking up our edges, and then wondering why our skis are chattering. There is nothing we can do about gravity, the pitch of the slope, or the overabundance of trendy IPA beers being brewed, but we can control our edge angles and turn shape as we ski. By taking advantage of what we can control, we can eliminate that dreaded feeling of our skis ch ch ch ch chattering. The solution: As you make ski turns, mentally recite this simple but effective mantra: TWO EDGES – FOUR EDGES – TWO EDGES. Skiers are accustomed to the sensation of going from one

set of edges to another set of edges – so the TWO EDGES to TWO EDGES is old hat. The key to this tip is the sensation of FOUR EDGES. If, as you transition between turns, you think about letting your body get perpendicular to the slope (which causes your skis to flatten with all four edges in the snow), you naturally avoid the impulse to quickly push your skis sideways and its attendant chatter. In essence, this trains the skier to be patient at the beginning of the turn – just as you are with the steering wheel of your car as you enter a snowy turn. You will find that your turn will now be just a tad longer (lead you further downhill from start to finish) - but that is the whole point. For the quick, crimped turn causes chatter and the longer smoother turn eliminates it. But does that mean I will ski faster than I want to? (These brilliant questions almost restore my faith in humanity.) Not at all. You will feel a little more acceleration at the beginning of your turn by being more patient and not heaving your edges sideways – but you can still maintain a steady speed you are comfortable with by directing your skis back up the hill to complete your turn. You need not ski any faster at all. In summary, that magical moment of being perpendicular leads to three amazing outcomes: Avoiding chatter, smoother ski turns, and curbing rogue state nuclear proliferation. Oh dear, I may have overpromised, but as the rock star Meatloaf famously crooned, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.

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By MouthSayTongue It’s been a fantastic ski season and I hope all you people who stay at The Valley to ski make it into our delightful village with all the amazing places to eat and the great shops and of course the plethora of live music, and this weekend is no different. Lets get started Thursday night at the Gin Mill with Joseph and Johnson from 8-11pm. They play an acoustic, percussive set of cover tunes from the 60’s till today and are a great après experience combined with 26 draughts and a kitchen that’s open till 11pm weeknights. FRIDAY The madness begins at Balloons from 7-10:30pm with Miller and the Other Sinners. This Buffalo based band travels all over the country playing R&B and blues based originals and have cd’s, t-shirts and other merchandise available to take home. They are one of the best bands Buffalo has to offer. Michael Nowak will be doing an acoustic set of covers immediately following at the back bar till 2am and Dj Xcite will be in the sound booth slingin some soul juice for your hip shake on their two dance floors. Next up is Villaggio from 8-11pm with Geno McManus playing an acoustic set of covers and original tunes while you dine on some fine Italian cuisine. Ottimo ristorante!! We head back to The Gin

Mill for Joe Quick from 9-12am. Joe is a singer/ songwriter/picker from PA who plays all around the northeast and performs a set of country influenced covers and originals and ask about his EP. It’s the latest kitchen in E’ville, open till midnight on the weekend and 26 cold beers on tap. Let’s finish the evening off at Madigans with Dj TSwift spinning some thump for your bump from 10-2am. There’s also foosball and pool tables for the bar athlete or maybe bragging rights. SATURDAY Madigans starts things off with Never Ben from 6-10pm. This East Aurora band plays classic rock covers that include Black Crowes, Tom Petty, and Zeppelin to name a few. Dj TSwift will follow in the sound booth with some shing-a –ling for your dinga-ling till 2am. Next up is Balloons from 6-9:30pm with Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils. This Detroit band plays original music that, on some nights, is on the country side of the blues and others on the blues side of country, with a little gospel thrown in. Congrats to Jennifer and Dylan, the lead guitarist on their recent nuptials. I’m sure they have some merchandise they wouldn’t mind parting with. Ryan Melquist and Qwister will follow in the back bar till 2am with some techno, reggae, alt music and

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Skier Cont. From Cover Holiday Valley racers, Ms. Mangan began to race in statewide competitions. But by the time the racer was 16, it became clear her talents were able to take her far beyond state races. She won her first Eastern Championship which qualified her to move up to the World Cup circuit. In 2016 at Killington VT she made her first World Cup start. Last year Mangan went to Europe to compete in seven World Cup tournaments. Skiing in the Super Combined Race in Lenzerheide Germany, she scored her first World Cup Points, which qualified her for a possible place on the Olympic Team. Her ski coach at HoliMont, Travis Widger remembers her well, “She’s a


Cont. From Cover the project will involve many local construction workers and will create at least two fulltime seasonal jobs. The Tinellis’ bought the campground five years ago and have achieved 30% growth every year since. The campground consistently scores high ratings with campground directories for completeness of facilities, cleanliness, and visual appeal. They have secured financing through Cattaraugus County Bank and say their customers are very excited about the project. John Tinelli said he feels the splash pad will bring in more customers mid-week. He pointed out most of the activities in the area get most


Cont. From Cover available for comment as to their plans. Store manager Jenna Zaprowski, Michael’s daughter, said business has been brisk as the days wind down. “Yesterday (February 5) was crazy. We’re selling a lot of different things, so obviously people are coming in.” Jenna Zaprowski has managed the Salamanca store for the last twenty five years. Is she sad that they are closing? “Oh absolutely, my father wanted to retire and he got an offer for the building. What will she miss the most? “Definitely the people. And then I enjoyed what I did, I loved being a buyer.” She liked the fact that, wearing the many hats of small business, she did not have to do one


Cont. From Cover their tips, then the employer must legally pay the difference so the employee is still earning at least the minimum wage. Eliminating the tip credit would cost employers, and that could in turn raise prices, the State Restaurant Association said. The minimum wage in upstate New York is $10.40/ hour. The minimum wage for tipped service workers in the hospitality industry in Upstate New York is $7.50 cash wage and $2.90 Tip Credit to equal the minimum wage. The employee’s tips “serve as a critical wage subsidy that brings workers’ wages just up to the legally-mandated minimum wage,” according to Governor Cuomo’s office. “At the end of the day, this is a question of fairness. In New York, we believe in a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work and that all workers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.”

gifted athlete. She loves it and is super driven, which I think is her greatest asset.” It was her brothers who sparked her competitive drive. Skiing with her at that tender age of two was her twin brother William. The story goes they decided to race to the bottom of the bunny hill. William won, and Tricia spent the intervening years chasing him and her two older brothers. But it was a near family tragedy that served as Tricia’s greatest inspiration. Her younger brother Andrew broke his C5 vertebrae in an accident and was paralyzed from the neck down. As their mother now recalls, “He worked really hard and was able to walk and ski again.” Mom says he had a great attitude and, “probably inspired Tricia when she got down.” Tricia, now 20 years old, grew up in Derby New York, a

hamlet just outside Hamburg. Her mother Martha was on ski patrol at HoliMont, and every weekend Mom, father David, and her brothers would make the commute to Ellicottville. All the children were homeschooled, and Martha credits that with their close family bonds and mutual support. Eventually, the family bought a place in Ellicottville where the ski practice and schooling continued. It’s a period mom remembers fondly, “We were fortunate. We love Ellicottville, and being able to spend time there during the week, when things were a little quieter.” Tricia is now a sophomore at Dartmouth, majoring in biomedical engineering. She’s able to attend classes in the summer and fall, and spend winter and spring on the slopes. With her talent and a loving family behind her, the future is bright.

of their business on weekends. With camping and family activities available at the campground they can expect strong mid-week business. Mr. Tinelli said he can gauge the camp ground’s impact on the local community because restaurants in the village start calling him around March asking when they are going to open for the season. The restaurateurs explain they will have to order extra food and hire more staff when the camp opens. Director Wiktor gave an update on Ellicottville Brewing Company’s project in Little Valley. They are renovating the old King Window Salamanca Beverage Companies facility on Second Street. The brewery is installing a beer bottling line, tasting room, and beer museum on the premises. The total cost of the

project is $5,500,000. All the manufacturing equipment is being manufactured in the US, and the project will use a high number of local contractors. When completed around June the business will hire 25-35 employees. In giving his financial report for the CCIDA, Mr. Wiktor said several projects have closed in recent months. HoliMont received their sales tax abatement letters for its current project and paid the fees to the CCIDA. Solean and Solean West and Win-Sim Ski Corp paid their fees for sales tax letters. In the next quarter, Homeridae Solar Project and Six Smith’s will also close. Furthermore, there are two new applications expected to be filed in the first quarter of 2018. Mr. Wiktor said with those payments the Agency’s finances are in good shape.

particular thing all day long. “That’s what I enjoyed most about my job.” Hampshire Mills has become more diverse over the years. Jenna Zaprowski said you see that with most stores. “Many stores had to become more diverse in order to survive. We followed suit with that.” Adding a gift shop about fifteen years ago was “a big change” along with foot ware, but since then, clothing “has really made a comeback.” Online selling has definitely brought competition. Jenna notes, “Places like Bon Ton and such I don’t worry about them anymore. You’re also competing with brands you sell in your own store, since those goods are being sold online. So I stay right on top of being competitive, it’s something I have to do.” What advice does Jenna Zaprowski have for anyone wanting to start a small business today? “I’m old

school, as I still feel small business is the backbone of America. Big corporate businesses have come in, it’s too bad. There’s certainly a place for online business.” “It got to a point where the country was just over retailed. I said this a long time ago, at some point it was going to bust, and that’s exactly what’s happening. But I do see a turnaround happening and people are making more of an effort to shop small and locally again.” A startup entrepreneur needs to have a niche, says Jenna, in that you have to fill a need. “We were just lucky enough, we were in a small town and we really did service the area. You just have to be really smart about it, and be very careful about how you spend your money. I feel there are plenty of people out there who can be successful doing small business, but you have to be smart about it.”

Local restaurant owners and server’s across the state tend to disagree about the elimination of the NYS Tip Service Credit. Nick Pitillo of Villagio in Ellicottville and Osteria 166 in Buffalo says, “This will devastate the income of our quality servers and bartenders. It will change the restaurant industry as we know it today.” The worry is that as the restaurant owners pay service staff minimum wage, the menu prices will rise and the patron will be reluctant to eat out or else feel they can leave a lesser gratuity to the server. Cuomo’s review measure drew criticism from the state Restaurant Association and comes after the state increased the tipped wage and the minimum wage. Eliminating the tip credit would cost employers, and that could in turn raise prices, the state Restaurant Association went on to say. Skyler Bowman, who works as a server in a Rochester, NY restaurant says “We’re the backbone of these establishments and we’re working very hard for these tips

every night, and sometimes we’re not even that 20 percent every night.” Brenda Clark from Buffalo, NY says “Without the tip credit, the income possibilities will not be there for me and I could not-or would not do the job. As a mother of young children I was drawn to bartending and food service by the flexible hours and earning potential in the Buffalo restaurant scene.” Dina DiPasquale from Dina’s in Ellicottvile says, “The restaurant industry will change dramatically. Servers will make less, customers will pay more and restaurants will have a difficult time keeping good staff. Tips= To Improve Professional Service.” Peter Kreinheder of the Ellicottville Brewing Company says they have a lot to lose if the Tip Credit is eliminated in New York State. One important effect will be that the public will be aware the servers receive minimum wage and they would reduce their tip, maybe as low as 5%. See TIPS page 8

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Community Calender January 8th – February 25th $85 for passholders or $105 including a lift Moore’s Pancake House ticket. opens for the season! For more information on this event It’s that time of year when Moore’s open please visit their Pancake House and offers all-youactivities-events/mountain-man-day/ can-eat hot buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup! Their pancake house is February 10th adorned with family antiques ranging from Living History Day at the Senecaan old oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress! Iroquois National Museum Between Jan 8th and Feb 25th, they will A Day for the Whole Family to enjoy are open Sundays only - 8am - 2pm. Menu Seneca artistry with Story Teller, Traditional can be found on their website. Beginning Arts Demonstrators, and Snowsnake March 1, hours are as follows: Tuesday Demo Weather permitting. There will - Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday also be area crafters and Museum friends. 8am-6pm, Closed Mondays and Closed FREE admission for the day, hours are Easter Sunday. 10am-4pm. For more information on this event See Bernadette Scott with her cornhusk please visit crafts, Penny Minner Basket Making, or mooresmaple Mark Jamieson Herbal Remedies and Teas. Perry Ground will be storytelling at 1pm February 9th and then again at 2pm. The Ruppets will be Holiday Valley’s Mountain Man Day putting on a special puppet show at 12pm A day full of skiing, snowboarding, and then again at 3pm. Snowsnake demos activities and camaraderie for the Mountain will be held outside, weather and snow Men of Holiday Valley on Friday February permitting. 9th, 2018 from 9AM – 4:30PM . Includes For more information on this event ski and snowboard demo equipment from please visit local shops, recreational racing, lunch, events/1965461863716710/ and tastings from Southern Tier Brewing, Ellicottville Distillery plus a cigar roller. February 10th Bring a friend and come join the fun or Comedy Night at Good Times of Olean bring a brand new skier and he’ll get a free to benefit 12U Oilers Cooperstown lesson, rental and beginner area lift ticket. Baseball

Join us for food, drinks and lots of laughs! The Olean Oilers are bringing in two comedians, each with a unique style! Proceeds from the event benefit the 12U Oilers Cooperstown Baseball team. Be entertained by top notch comedians, Jim Flannigan & Al Jackson, AND live music from 5pm-10pm, including dinner. Tickets are $30/each. For more infor please visit http://gtofood. com/events/olean-oilers-comedy-night/ February 10th Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Randy Houser See one of Country’s Brightest Stars, Randy Houser, Live at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino on Feb 10, 2018. Since his very first recording, “Anything Goes,” Randy Houser’s been kickin’ out the country non-stop. With tons of nominations and a busy touring schedule, he’s now bringing his special brand of singing and songwriting to the Seneca Allegany Events Center this February for a great night of music. Tickets are on sale now, and available on the Resort and Casino’s website. Tickets start at $35. For more information on this event please visit entertainment

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Cont. From Page 7 The recommended tip for good service is 20%. The employer will be required to make up the difference to get the employee to the minimum wage. As Kreinheder owns EBC in Ellicottville and Fredonia, as well as Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua, he is concerned of the impact this will have. In Ellicottville alone he says “ this would result in an additional $177,000 in payroll.” EBC is currently working on the development in Little Valley, NY to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility as well as an outdoor hospitality center and museum


Cont. From Cover for falling behind. During his report, Mr. Ploetz said he feels he is helping students make the transition into High School. He said the Regents Day exams had gone well with full participation. Some students re-took the exams in order to raise their rankings.


Cont. From Cover While theatergoers enjoy the acrobats and more that accompany Pippin’s journey, those working on the show are working on some magic of their own. “It shows the community they can come together to do something extraordinary,” Larsson said about those involved with the production, with Wagner agreeing. “The younger generation needs to see what they can do”, he said, adding the CCLAA works to help the cast that ranges from 16 to 70 years old realize being extraordinary is within their reach. For instance, Choreographer Rudy Andalora said, pushing cast members to maximize their potential is part of productions at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, home to the CCLAA. “It’s a chance to watch students grow,” he said about the approximate 20 cast members. It’s a chance for the

to highlight the heritage of the craft brew industry. “We like to create the lab opportunities, sales opportunities, and production opportunities. It is rewarding to try to be part of that fabric and add 25-30 new jobs to the area” says Kreinheder. This change in the tipping credit could jeopardize this project. Of his 167 employees ½ are tipped workers. If servers were replaced by tablets (ipads) at each table, social interaction is dramatically reduced and tips would fall. A change to tablets could reduce 18 servers to 4 servers. This is a “game changer” for the industry. He speaks of concern for the Mom & Pop restaurants, which may be forced to close. He encourages grass root actions to express concerns known to

the Governor. The health of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties depends on tourism to survive. Whether we are embracing winter or sailing on the lakes in the summer, all the tourists look forward to eating and drinking at the many fine establishments in the area. The tourism and hospitality businesses would suffer financially. Peter Kreinheder says “employees will leave the job if it is not working for them. More NYS residents would consider leaving the state. The average diner does not have more funds to spend on a $20 hamburger.” Email Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to let them know your opinion.

He reminded the board the musical would be coming up mid-March. Superintendent Miller said he wants to improve the signage within the school. He said often people enter through a back door and can’t find the gym or library. It was noted a student had been seen trying to climb a set of stairs using a walker and hadn’t noticed the elevator just a few steps away. Mr.

Miller said they had added signs in the gym showing where the visiting team’s fans should sit. He said that had reduced some tension and some close basketball games. Miller also said they are changing some of the rules for paying tuition for out of district students. The board also voted to eliminate about 63 school policies. Those eliminated were either outdated redundant.

audience too, said Wagner. He said the theater offers a chance for people to escape the issues of the day, while still finding a “human connectedness.” That is mirrored by the cast, said Larsson. She said all of the cast members have different political, theological differences. Despite that, they all put those differences aside to “do something beautiful” at the theater. Not only does CCLAA and its cast make art that should be celebrated said Larsson, but, it celebrates that community members can do something amazing. The theater, she added, can do something amazing for the community also. For instance, theater is an economic boost to a community, adding it is “a ripple in the pond,” not only adding confidence for its actors, but also bringing money into the city. In Western New York, she said, $352.1 million can be attributed to the arts, according to the Economic Prosperity V Report conducted by the Americans for the Arts (WNY). The report suggests

10,160 full-time jobs were created in Western New York due to arts activity. “I’d like to see theater become a bigger staple,” said Wagner about what could happen in Salamanca. He said concerts, workshops, seminars and more could be offered, with Larsson adding community support is needed to make that happen. Andalora hopes to see that support with full audiences for “Pippin,” which, he said, brings professionalgrade theater to Salamanca. “There’s no other “Pippin like this one in the area,” he said. Those wanting to see the CCLAA’s production of “Pippin,” can do so at 7pm Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24 and at 2pm Feb. 18 and 25. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, 10 Main St., Salamanca, or Once complete, CCLAA will begin work on “Swingtime Canteen,” to be performed in May and “Beauty and the Beast,” in August. For more info, to donate or become involved with the CCLAA, call 945-1996.

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A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The villager ellicottville february 8 14, 2018 volume 13 issue 7  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.