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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 6 February 1 - 7, 2018

Volume 13 ~ Issue 6

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Music Notes

Cattaraugus County’s Community Newspaper

Olean Projects Proposed

Olean’s Downtown Rehabilitation Initiative Continues

Nick Ventura Rides Again

7 Yrs After Serious Accident Snowboarder Joins Safety Patrol

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 SKYLINE DUO

Saturday, February 3rd, 8PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 PARTY SQUAD Thursday, February 1st, 9PM FRITZ G Friday, February 2nd, 7PM MICK HAYES BAND Saturday, February 3rd, 6:30PM TEX’S KARAOKE Saturday, February 3rd, 10PM

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BLACK WIDOW Friday, February 2nd, 7PM JAKE JAMES & THE FREIGHT Saturday, February 3rd, 6PM

The most talked about project is the long-standing effort to rehabilitate the former Manufacturers Hanover Bank Building, a long-vacant downtown Olean landmark.

By Nicholas Pircio

The process of selecting projects for funding under the City of Olean’s Downtown Rehabilitation Initiative (DRI) is continuing, as the committee involved in the effort compiles a list of priorities. Originally, there were over 50 proposals, some of which have been taken off the list. Discussion is set to continue during a public open house, to be held on

Tuesday, February 6 at the John J. Ash Community Center, 112 North Barry Street in Olean, from 6-8pm. At stake is $10-million in funding under the New York Statesponsored program. Some of the proposals have been taken off the list, mostly because the committee making the decisions does not believe those projects meet the th

See “BANK” Page 7

Story and Photo By John Thomas; Staff Writer

It was eight years ago this month that Nick Ventura, while enjoying a snowboarding weekend with the family of a friend, slammed head first into a tree while boarding at HoliMont. Ski patrolman Ryan Dominski found Nick lying on the

ground unconscious. Mark Schultz, another patrolman, happened to be nearby and stopped to assist. He put Nick on oxygen, and the two transported Nick to the ski patrol facility. An ambulance was summoned, and the injured boarder was taken to Women and Children’s See “RIDES” Page 7

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Releasing Toxins Helps Healing CranioSacral Therapy with Dr. Kristina Barlow By Chad Neal

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON Thursday, February 1st, 8PM

2 GUYS DRINKIN’ BEER Friday, February 2nd, 9PM NO NAME BAND Saturday, February 3rd, 9PM tHE hICK uPS

Tuesday, February 6th, 7PM

Now a member of the Safety Patrol at HoliMont, Nick (above, center) patrols on regular shifts Friday through Monday, where the staff has become like family.

Dr. Kristina Barlow N.D.

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Mountain Man Day... Pg. 4

Demos, Racing, Tastings & More at Holiday Valley February 9

Ellicottville is a place to revitalize and feel good. With the many positive attributes of this little town the idea of healing and piece of mind come along with it. Dr. Kristina Barlow N.D., a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009, is working along with Nature’s Remedy on Monroe Street where she practices therapeutic and holistic remedies for pain, anxiety, stress and other symptoms. Her practice has several different programs and techniques to aid in natural healing. She offers individualized care, using See “BARLOW” Page 6

Sidewalk Sign Scrutiny

Special Planning Board Meeting on Ground Signs & Grants Story and Photo By John Thomas; Staff Writer

There seemed to be two agendas at a special Planning Board meeting on Monday night. The meeting was called by Spencer Murry to discuss regulations for the sandwich board signs that dot the downtown sidewalks. About eighteen people, mostly Village business owners, and the Planning Board filled the meeting room in Town/Village Hall. Village Trustee Greg Cappelli also gave a presentation on the Downtown Redevelopment Initiative (DRI) he and Mayor Burrell are promoting. The meeting started with Mr. Cappelli giving a PowerPoint presentation on the DRI. There is a $10 million fund for grants from the Regional Economic

“Pippin”; Feb. 16 -25th

At Salamanca’s Ray Evans Seneca Theater

The day includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, lunch, and tastings from Southern Tier Brewing, Ellicottville Distillery plus a cigar roller.

Elkdale Promotion... Pg. 3

Elkdale Board Announces Promotion of Jack Widger Elkdale Country Club is pleased to announce the promotion of Head Golf Professional, PGA, Jack Widger to the new position of Elkdale Country Club Operations Manager. Mr. Widger, who resides in Ellicottville NY with his wife.....

Ski Resort Updtaes... Page 4 & 5 Updates From Holiday Valley & HoliMont

Pippin is the first production of the Cattaraugus Co. Living Arts Association’s 2018 season and will be performed February 16-25, 2018. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. While many interpretations of Pippin have risen since its debut, there is no single correct explanation of the musical’s meaning. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.  With a multitalented cast hailing from communities across the southern tier and northern Pennsylvania, there’s Magic to Do at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater February 16-25! Tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.  Show dates and times are as follows: Feb. 16 & 17: 7pm, Feb. 18: 2pm, Feb. 23 & 24: 7pm, Feb. 25: 2pm. For more information on this event please visit https://

Development Council of NYS. Olean and Jamestown have been recipients of past grants from the Council. The Mayor and Mr. Cappelli made the point that See “BOARD” Page 7

XC Ski Weekend

Art Roscoe Loppet in ASP Summit Ski Area

The Annual Art Roscoe XC Ski Weekend is tearing into Allegany State Park for another amazing year of cross-country skiing action, next Sunday February 11, 2018 sponsored by There are three different course distances to experience the almost endless thrills and heartpounding action of the Art Roscoe Trial System inside Allegany State Park.  6K, 13K & 22K Classic XC Skiing is the order of the day as this annual tradition continues to attract skiers from several surrounding states, colleges and teams.  All of the action takes place at the Allegany State Park Summit Ski Area in the Red House area of Allegany State Park.  Registration and check in opens at 8am at the Summit Ski Area-Central Cabin. Plenty of Parking See “SKI” Page 6

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Publisher’s Word “Super Sunday”




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Affordable, furnished & equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 bath getaway spot just 2 miles from the village! MLS#B1021423…$137,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

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



Looking for an easy building lot and a great location between Sunset ski slope and the main lodge, here it is! Half an acre with services available! MLS#B1084501…$125,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Minutes to village this 4/3 comes with 5+ serene ac. 1.5 miles to HoliMont; perfect for entertaining! MLS#B495349…$367,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Over 5000 sf of custom log home, 5 BR/ 4.2 BA, 2 master suites, wide plank flrs, 2 massive stone FP’s, multiple decks, HT, ski in/out access. MLS#1006259…$1,150,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769





Whether you’re a Eagles or (cough cough) a Patriots fan, or neither (like me), Super Bowl Sunday is definitely a day for gathering together and having fun! For many, it’s a day of preparing for the evening’s activities – no small task, unless you’re on a beerand-doritos budget. Which is okay, by the way – nothing says football like beer and

munchies. But in our family, everyone tries to outdo each other with something a bit more, shall we say, “creative.” Last year, we tried something in the ol’ cast iron fry pan that was definitely not healthy (but what the heck – it’s time to relax your standards a tad). This year, I’ve got a few things to do this Sunday, so I need some kind of appetizer that’s quick and yummy… How does “Bacon-Wrapped Pickles” strike you? Unusual? Yes… But I bet they’re totally gone by the end of the first quarter! Here we go: Ingredients: • 12 mini dill pickles • One block of cream cheese - softened • 1 ½ c. shredded Cheddar • One clove of garlic, chopped • 12 slices of bacon, halved Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Halve the

pickles and scoop out the centers – feed scooped out portion to pooch, if he’ll eat it - he won’t, of course… In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, cheddar and garlic until combined… Spoon mixture into pickles and wrap with a half a slice of bacon… Transfer the little guys to a parchmentlined baking sheet and bake until mixture is warm and bacon is crispy – about fifteen minutes… Serve immediately – warning: pooch WILL eat the finished product – it now has BACON on it – keep this dish out of his reach. So, dear readers, let’s drink a toast to the end (finally) of yet another NFL season where the Bills end up with another great draft pick and new coach. And don’t forget the best part of the game on Sunday – THE COMMERCIALS! Until next week… JZ-C

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Over 2600 sf, 4 BR/ 3 BA, completely updated, hardwd flrs, family rm and master bdrm addition, gas fireplace, walk to everything! MLS#B495636…$279,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Beautiful setting for this farmhouse, with 7 acres, 5 fenced pastures, 3 stall barn, 3 BR/ 2 BA, deck, trails – needs some additional work. MLS#B1065062…$121,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Be the second owner of this 3/2.1 newer build situated walking distance to village f/ many upgrades. All the finishing touches! MLS#B1058608…$299,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Walk to the Clubhouse & HoliMont Ski Lifts or stroll to the Village from this “Ski Central” Location!! MLS#B1083654…$355,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

A “Phil Vogt” built TH that offers so many amenities at a great location. Get in now and choose all of your finishings in this 3/3.1 freehold! MLS#B1089899…$347,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Live affordably in this spacious TH w/3 BR/ 3.5 baths, partially finished basement, hot tub, just a short walk to town & no association fees. MLS#B1005630…$275,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




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

4 BR/ 2.5 BA living level entry townhouse w 1760 sf, gas FP, directly across from HoliMont and an easy walk to village. MLS#B492414…$249,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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




Owner has reduced the price! Let a tenant help pay your mortgage. Home includes a two-bedroom upper apartment, and pleasant yard. MLS#B489374…$95,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Affordable, move in ready mobile home sits 10 mins from Ellicottville. This 2/2 has stick built additions including mudroom & laundry! MLS#B1089496…$95,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Fabulous “chaletlier” community of Sun Up. Located in the Village of Ellicottville, walk to all of your favorite destinations. Drive to slopes! MLS#B1021186…$75,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




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

Minutes from everything, this build ready lot has timbered gated driveway, trees, views, beautiful clearing, & adjacent lot available. MLS#B1045210…$49,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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

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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. For Pick up just call Sherman at 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 519 Deer Crossing Rd. in Ellicottville. Collected this week 888 - Year to date 5,386

Educating the Future of America

B b B B T U S W a 1 m t a Stocker Remembers Mutual Respect for Each Other and the Town & Village c C As former Town Supervisor Highway garage among many Engineers I have met inN my career). The committee of Ellicottville, I, Norm other issues. Stocker, would be remiss not I quickly learned there met regularly to discuss andb to comment on the loss of my was not much co-operation resolve water and sewerA friend Charlie Coolidge. between the Village and issues. To my knowledge thep Originally I represented the Town of Ellicottville committee still exists todayw the Town and the Village governments. I remember the with different members.p of Ellicottville in their first day I met with Charlie Charlie and I did not alwaysp Human Resources issues as as Town Supervisor and he agree on issue , however, weS a consultant. Upon moving was evaluating me as who respected one another and ourn to Ellicottville full time, John is this guy that was not born mission for the residents ofa Widger, the current Town and bred in Ellicottville? As the Town and Village and we Supervisor at the time, had time went on, Charlie and I were fortunate to have great decided he was going to retire. developed a sincere respect committed Village and Town John asked if I would step up for one another and we were Boards that assisted us. to be the Town Supervisor due both devoted to the Town Charlie and I continued our to my experience with many and the Village residents. We friendship after I left office communities. The Board shared services and issues even though my wife and I Members that sat at that time together and resolved them had moved to our retirement were unable to due to their in the best interest of our home. Charlie loved his wifep own personal commitments. It community. One example Sharon, his family and thep was a tough assignment. The was establishing the “Four Village of Ellicottville, it wasP community under Supervisor Flushers committee.” This his whole life. Charlie, myW Widger had already started committee consisted at that dear friend, as Roy Rogerso a re-evaluation of property time of Mayor Coolidge, used to say in his films,O appraisals, not a popular issue. myself (Town Supervisor), “Happy trails to you until wei w There was no budget surplus Bob rogcinski and Mark meet again.” C and we were acquiring new Alianello, Town Engineer Respectfully Submitted, E property for expanding the (One of the finest Town Norm Stocker a a w a The Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and The Villager have joined forces s in collecting new or gently used coats, hats & mittens for the Salamanca Youth. c A drop off box is located at the Howard Hanna office at 34 Washington St., B Ellicottville. Donations will be accepted all winter long during normal business P hours 7 days a week.

Remembering Coolidge

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Local Photography

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“My Listings Turn To SOLD!”

28 Years Of Local Real Estate Knowledge

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

Florida Resident Captures Ellicottville for Gallery Exhibit Back Home


Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for artist and photographer Geraldine Weinert. Geraldine is originally from Venezuela and currently lives in Boynton Beach, Florida. She flew to Ellicottville this past Christmas with her entire family to see a white

Christmas. She was amazed with all the landscape, shops and warm people in Ellicottville. She was so inspired with the mountains, trees and trendy resorts and shops that she decided to take photos to show all her friends in Florida. Now she is going to launch her

first photo gallery on January 20, 2018. The entire photo gallery is going to be all about Ellicottville. All the money that is raised from the photo gallery will go to St. Jude Research Children’s Hospital. To view here collection visit www. mydreamstudiophotography. com

Steak Bake Success















events, but Veteran, Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion, and Social memberships are available by inquiring at Post 659, 6500 Maples Road. In addition to providing Memorial and Veteran’s Day Services, Post 659 supports veterans’ programs, provide

firing squads at funerals, send Ellicottville Central School students to Boys State, present scholarships to ECS seniors, provide facilities for Ellicottville youth sports teams, provide a meeting place for civic organizations, and other activities.

Free Program In Ellicottville Learn About Alzheimer’s, Dementia at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” is a free class presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter for anyone who would like to know

more about the disease and related dementias. The program will be offered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 6360 NY-242 in Ellicottville at 11am on Friday, February 23, 2018. Attendees will learn: Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. How Alzheimer’s affects

the brain. Causes and risk factors. How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease. The benefits of early detection. Treatment. Resources in your community, including the Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter There is no cost to attend this public presentation, but registration is encouraged by calling 1.800.272.3900.


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~ Watts Obituary ~ Elizabeth Anne Rugh Watts 1927 –2018

Elizabeth (known by most as Betty) was the first daughter born to Rev. Verling and Lucile Brown Rugh. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1948.  She met Admiral Arnold Watts, WWII veteran, at OSU and was married on February 1, 1948. Through their marriage they moved many times due to his aeronautical and metallurgical engineering career in Ohio, Florida, California, Pennsylvania and New York.  Betty loved: golf, bridge, bowling, growing African violets, collecting paperweights, gardening with the “Alle-Katz”, playing Clare de Lune on her piano, completing the Word Scramble in the Ellicottville newspaper, collecting stamps and coins. She also loved to

cook and bake the family recipes. She was an incredibly creative woman who sewed many items for her daughters and herself, and also designed many decorations for her husband’s “Guys and Dolls” parties and other events.   As her children were approaching their college years, she worked for multiple companies in NY and Ohio including the Ecumenical Task Force for Love Canal.  She was very active member of the United Church of Ellicottville including singing in the choir and annual Cantata and assisting with Church finances. She enjoyed the companionship of her cats, Maui and Peek-a-boo, and many local friendships.  For the last 5 1/2 years, she lived at the Pines Rehabilitation Home in Machias, NY and we give thanks for the respect and

care she received from the nursing staff there and Nita Widger.     Surviving are her two sisters:  Karis Lyon (Akron, OH) and Mary Sedoris (Robert, brotherin-law) (Springfield, OH) and five children:  Keith & Judy (daughter-in-law) (York, ME), Lee (Rowley, MA), Linda (Colorado Springs, CO), Cheryl (Ellicottville, NY), Carole & Graham (sonin-law)(Cypress, TX).  She adored her six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation or the Nannen Arboretum, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731. E-condolences may be sent to john@orourke-orourke. com or posted to facebook. com/onofh. 

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Elkdale Board Announces Promotion of Jack Widger

Elkdale Country Club is pleased to announce the promotion of Head Golf Professional, PGA, Jack Widger to the new position of Elkdale Country Club Operations Manager. “Jack is a consummate professional with 17 years as our PGA Club Professional with Elkdale Country Club, we are very excited that Jack has accepted this new position in which his role is expanded and will include overall supervision of the course and club house operations” said Board Chairperson Frank Pascarella. Mr. Widger, who resides in Ellicottville NY with his wife

Jennifer and daughter Anna received his PGA Class A Membership in 1987, has also worked as the Racing Program Director at Holimont Ski Resort from 1992-2011, and as Head Golf Professional, PGA at Lancaster Country Club. In his new role Widger will be supervising the operation of the overall course which will include the Course Superintendent Chris Haggerty and Denise Lord the long time Club House Manager. Denny, as she is known at Elkdale, stated “I am very excited to be working in a new way with Jack, we have always been partners in our work together,

and this just gives us more opportunity make Elkdale even more successful” said Ms. Lord. “This also allows me more time to focus on the restaurant and lounge which is the area of operations I truly enjoy.” Mr. Pascarella also noted “ the Board of Directors of Elkdale Country Club is initiating Golf Elkdale, a new business plan this year, with a strong emphasis on young adult members, more integration of all areas of club operations, a streamlined bar and restaurant more in alignment with customer See “ELKDALE” page 5

NorAm Snowboard Races : February 1st & 2nd, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

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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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Fridays are for the boys! Round up the boys and meet us on the hill for the second annual Mountain Man Day on Friday, February 9th, 2018. We have a day full of skiing, snowboarding, and activities for the Mountain Men of Holiday Valley. This includes ski and snowboard

demos from local shops, recreational racing, lunch, gifts, prizes, tastings from Southern Tier Brewing and Ellicottville Distillery, plus a cigar roller! Come join the fun, $85 for passholders or $105 including a lift ticket. Bring a brand-new skier or boarder and he will get a free

lesson, rental, and beginner area lift ticket. Schedule is as follows: 9:30-10am: Registration at Holiday Valley Lodge • 10am-1pm: Ski and Snowboard Demos, Beginner Lesson and Race Clinic • 1-2pm: Catered Lunch at the T-Bar in Holiday Valley Lodge • 2pm: Optional Ski Races - Bring your A-Game gents! • 2-5pm: Jelly Jar Blues Band and Tastings from Southern Tier Brewery & Distillery, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Tommy Rotter Distillery, Lockhouse Distillery, and wineries. Sponsored by Dominic’s Plumbing, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Mud Sweat N Gears, Southern Tier Brewery & Distillery, Hand and Heart Spirits, Thoughtful Plan.

Intense Milk at Holiday Valley

Did you know you can bring an Intense Milk cap and receive discounted tickets? Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday starting now, bring an Intense Milk cap and receive two for onenight lift tickets (3:30- 9pm) or Thursdays receive two for one, 3 hour tubing pass (4:30- 9pm). Intense Milk is also sponsoring a rail jam at the base of Mardi Gras Saturday, February 27th from 6 to 8pm. This is a free park event for skiers and boarders, but you must have a lift ticket and helmet to enter. Be sure to come check out the Intense Milk branded feature and music by DJ Tyler Swift. Prizes and giveaways for best ski/ rider, best bail, and more! [Kids under 18 must have a parent signature to participate.]

Penguin Paddle; February 24th

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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 13-4 • 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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HoliMont Update Win the “Thighsman” Trophy

By Dan Balkin HoliMont Snowsports School Most people know that our thighs are the most powerful muscle group in our bodies – indeed – they are essential to skiing. But let’s be honest: we are all inclined to be a bit lazy. Who does not like skiing when it is 40 degrees, the sun is out, and the snow is groomed and soft? In that skiing utopia, especially on more moderate runs, almost anyone can enjoy skiing without thinking very much about really activating their thigh muscles. Because of our dedicated snowmakers and groomers, the vast majority of ski days are FANTASTIC. But learning how to use your thighs more effectively will not only help you make better turns on more moderate runs, but more importantly on steeper runs, moguls, or more challenging conditions created by fickle Mother Nature. I once attended an instructor update event where the clinician had everyone make fists and then gently pound them against their own thighs. He then said, “Think about the power that comes from your thighs while skiing.” Indeed – when the terrain gets a bit steeper, or the snow a bit gnarlier, I often imagine

that my skis are not under my feet, but under my thighs. This is, of course, just a thought exercise, much like imaging that Seals and Croft could blow the Rolling Stones off the stage. We really can’t put our skis under our thighs and ski and Seals and Croft really could not… well, you know what I mean. I’ll admit that the Seals and Croft thought exercise is a bit of a stretch, but I find it amazingly effective to imagine my skis are under my thighs because it makes me activate and turn my thighs to get my skis turning. This fires up all those powerful thigh muscles and really helps to keep your skis steady in conditions such as broken snow. Some skiers do the opposite, they allow their thighs to remain passive and turn their skis by twisting their feet. This is often a main culprit of why skis feel difficult to control in broken or lumpy snow – the skier is thinking about his feet, not his thighs. To put it another way, consider the difference is musculature between your thighs and your feet – even an average Joe’s thighs are much stronger than Hulk Hogan’s feet. A picture is worth a thousand words: you can see that the free skier in the darker clothing is

actively using his thighs to ski some pristine powder in Little Valley’s legendary back bowls (OK, OK – his thigh action is real but the back bowls just might be fictional). The skier fearlessly hurtling through a race course is HoliMont’s very real and inspiring U.S. Ski Team member Tricia Mangan. Both of these skiers are actively using their thighs to successfully negotiate very different ski experiences. Just as we progressively turn a steering wheel around a corner in a car, they are progressively rotating their thighs (and their entire legs) in the direction they are turning. This is why you will never see a world-class skier such as Tricia “park and ride” – just stand against a ski and passively let the ski’s sidecut dictate her turn shape. Tricia’s legs are always actively rotating – never passive – and that is one of the reasons that her skiing looks so smooth, elegant, and FAST. Well, back to more mundane matters. Speaking of Seals and Croft, I think I am going to download “Summer Breeze” and “Diamond Girl” on my antique iPod nano that my kids make fun of. Then again, that could just be another thought exercise…

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20 years,” said Ullman. “He just really wanted to get out of that office environment and do something different. Our two boys, especially my youngest Brad, have always had an interest in the outdoors as well.” Ullman, who lost her beloved husband to cancer in 2011, has never missed a beat operating snow plows herself, getting down and dirty (literally) to plant flowers and mow grass, as well as address any issues that pop up due to Western New York’s always unpredictable weather patterns. “We do it all and we have gone as far as West Valley,”

said Ullman. “Fencing has been huge lately, but we do so much more. It always just depends on the weather and the year.” Those closest to Ullman will not hesitate to gush about her hard work and dedication to the community. Additionally, she is said to always have a smile on her face, tackling any job that is thrown her way. “Winters are tough, but I genuinely like what I do and work hard every day,” Ullman added. “I work alongside a great group of guys that do excellent work, too. Our motto is that every job we commit to doing, has to be something we would put in our own backyard.” For more infoormation or to request any of AGL’s many services, visit their Web site at http://www. or call 716-373-4058 to schedule an appointment. The business is located at 2467 Ten Mile Road in Allegany, NY.

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By MouthSayTongue The winter has been up and down but the skiing has gone on and the snow is back with some cold temps for the foreseeable future so I hope everybody is having a great season. We love snow in E’ville and we love our music too. So lets see who’s coming to town. Our weekend begins on Thursday at the Gin Mill from 8-11pm with Joseph and Johnson. They play an acoustic percussive set of covers from the 60-90’s and try to keep true to the original arrangement. The kitchen is open till 11pm weeknights. If it’s Thursday during ski season then Madigans will have The Party Squad from 9-1am. These veteran Buffalo musicians have been playing this gig for a long time doing covers from the 50’s till now. A great way to wind down from a day of skiing. FRIDAY Balloons gets the party started with Black Widow from 7-10:30pm. These Buffalo veterans have won numerous music awards and will play cover tunes from the 60’s through today and have the crowd dancing the night away. Pat Comstock will be at the back bar from 10-2am playing originals and covers and Dj Xcite will be in the sound booth laiyin down the grease for your glide till 2am. Madigans will have Fritz Giancola from 7-10pm. All I can say is you need to see him to understand. Fritz puts

on a wacky acoustic show with comedy and craziness that’s a fun experience. Dj Cobra Con will follow I on the house sound with some funk for your grunk. The Gin Mill finishes out the evening with Two Guys Drinking Beer from 9-1am. The only band where if you’re drinking beer then you’re in the band. They play a fun set of acoustic covers and always get the crowd involved. 26 beers on tap and the latest kitchen in the village open till midnight on the weekends. SATURDAY Saturday gets going at Balloons with Jake James and The Freight from 6-9:30pm. This guy is one of the premier harmonica players in the world and has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Holiday and John Nemeth to name a couple. You will experience some of the best blues standards and originals anywhere in the country. Ryan Melquist and Quister will follow in the back bar till 2am with some rustbelt reggae and techno music. Dj Kadda will be in the sound booth puttin some sauce on your boss for the two dance floors that are going till 2am. Madigans joins in at 6:3010:30pm with Mick Hayes. Mick is a fantastic singer/ songwriter/guitarist whose original blues garners music from many genres to form a unique listening experience. The Grammy Committee has recognized him for his work. Tex’s Karaoke will follow till 2am for all you intoxicated crooners.

Villaggio is next with Skyline Duo from 8-11pm. These fellows are from the Bradford area and always draw a good crowd. Great vocals and guitar with some techno percussion makes for a good show of originals and modern alt, progressive sounds. A nice accompaniment to dinner. Mangia, mangia. Closing out the evening is The Gin Mill with The No Name Band from 9-1am. This is a Bradford group who does roots style covers from the 60’s till today with lots of vocal harmonies. Don’t forget those 26 draft beers and great bar food till midnight. Monday night, wing night at Balloons. 25 cent wings and lot’s of tap selections to wash em down with and big screens to watch sports on. Since it’s the first Tuesday of the month Gin Mill will have The Hick Ups from 8-10pm. These guys do covers of roots and bluegrass style music and are great to dance to or sing along with. If it’s Wednesday in E’ville then it’s Wagner, Winston and wings at The Gin Mill from 8-11pm. A local tradition since E’ville was the county seat. Good times, good music, good food and lots of cold beer. We hope everyone has a wonderful stay in our little village and don’t forget to tell your friends about the great time you had and please don’t forget to, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC AND BUY THE MERCHANDISE!!!!!!!!!!!

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seen or heard a full-blown plan of what that developer would like to do with the building. I think there’s still going to be a lot of discussion on how that plays out. I would imagine the developer is counting on at least some level of support from the DRI.” There are also a number of street improvements, public works kind of projects in downtown Olean that would enhance and expand the Walkable Olean project, which to date has seen the addition of roundabouts and the overall rebuilding of North Union Street. While some of the funding may go to private property owners, Sorokes said, “The main focus is to create a greater good for the downtown, to make it continue to become more of a destination and economic engine, helping us to recruit businesses and employees. So I think those city public works projects may well end up on the final list.” Sorokes said not only would public works efforts address some beautification, they would also include steps to address the congestion on East and West State Street that’s occurred as a result of the roundabout at State and Union Streets. The idea would be to create similar street traffic patterns, to extend the North

Union Street project onto at least a portion of East and West State Streets. “Not all the way, but on the areas of State Street nearest Union Street, and even potentially continuing down South Union Street as well, so it would be more of a gateway into the city and into the downtown. Those have had a lot of discussion.” The concept of beautification, said Sorokes, is clearly another important area. “Everything from the downtown sidewalks, to the plantings, to signage, things that make people more comfortable finding their way in the downtown are important. “And we’re also advocating a fund to help downtown property owners improve their buildings, make the downtown a little more cohesive and attractive, and more of a commercial destination.” Sorokes said downtown is trending that way now, but it’s been tough on a lot of property owners who’ve been through a couple years of construction. Merchants have seen a decline in business during the construction years, according to Sorokes. “Retail in general has changed a lot in the world. If there are ways we can help create more of a downtown neighborhood destination shopping area, we’d like to do that as well.”


he tells me. He has trouble doing things most of us take for granted, “It’s little things, like tying a knot or where did I park my car? Little things like that.” He goes on in his slightly halting manner, “My speech is still a little affected, I have trouble thinking of certain words, sometimes. It takes me a second or two to think of what exactly I’m going to say.” He mentions he has some balance issues. But none of that is keeping him off the slopes. “There’s nothing else like snowboarding in the world; the joy I feel,” he says. “It’s all the feelings combined into one, happiness, excitement.” Just behind snowboarding on his list of favorite things to do is bodybuilding, building up his physical strength. Lately, he’s been trying his hand at Telemark skiing. He took a course in Adventure Education that he found applies to his life in many ways, and gave him a love of the outdoors. Also at the top of his favorites things is his girlfriend, Gracie. Currently, Nick is an undecided major at St. Bonaventure, but he’s enrolled in graphic design classes, “Like Photoshop and Illustrator, stuff like that.” He tells me a career in graphic

design and content production might be in his future and is excited about the options the pathway opens for him. Nick’s life is coming full circle in a certain way. Mark Schultz, one of the first patrolmen to assist Nick the day of the accident, is urging Nick to take classes that will allow him to become a ski patrolman himself. Now a member of the Safety Patrol at HoliMont, Nick patrols on regular shifts Friday through Monday. You can hardly blame the staff at the ski area for treating Nick like the Big Man on the Mountain. His run on Exhibition nearly took the worst turn imaginable, and here his is back again on the slopes. “When I go there I’m a movie star,” he says obviously reveling in the attention. The patrol members who visited him in the hospital have become like a second family for him, and he remains close to them. “Everyone knows me. It’s a feeling like no other in the world. It’s awesome.” The avid snowboarder has come a long way. During that period in the hospital, Nick’s father Brian had said they weren’t sure Nick would make it through some nights. Now, despite a few challenges, Nick’s future is bright.


mailed out to residents at the beginning of April, and there will be three more public meetings in March and April. Cappelli asked all residents to fill out the survey and attend the meetings. At the end of his presentation Mr. Cappelli showed some signs from other communities that promoted local businesses. He handed out two pages that showed the alternative signs, saying they could be a different approach to the sandwich signs. Trustee Spencer Murry had requested the meeting with business owners to gain input on changes to the zoning laws regarding sidewalk signs. In brief, the proposed changes to the sign regulations are: Rooftop signs are not permitted, nor are internally illuminated signs. Sandwich board signs will require a permit and will need approval of the Code Enforcement Officer. Sandwich board signs can be no bigger than six feet square and no higher than three feet tall. (Current law allows signs to be up to 48 inches tall.) Ground signs (excepting real estate signs) can be no larger than 16 square feet and must be 25 feet from the center of the road. (Currently,

32 square feet and 60 feet respectively is allowed.) Wall signs cannot exceed 16 square feet; the current law is 32 square feet. Temporary cloth signs are limited to 16 square feet, down from 32 square feet. The Mayor pointed out the existing sign laws have been in place for 15 -20 years and the most significant proposed change is in the size of signs allowed. Copies of the proposed changes were handed out at the meeting and are available at the Village office. Community input was also on the mind of Trustee Spencer Murry who said he had called the meeting to gain input from the people the regulations would affect. He said holding public forums was “a good thing to do,” and he was trying to create more “community awareness,” of board discussions. He said he believes in “awareness, communication, and transparency.” The Mayor chimed in thanking people for their participation and said: “Thank God for tonight, it’s wonderful.” Mr. Murry asked the group “everybody good?” There seemed to be a general sense of satisfaction with the meeting and Murry called for adjournment.

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deligibility requirements at the pstate level. That’s according dto committee member Larry .Sorokes, Chief Executive gOfficer of the Greater Olean dArea Chamber of Commerce. nHe said, “Some might have dbeen decent projects, but had dsomething missing from them gthat would disqualify them for nfunding.” r There is a March deadline to ,submit projects to the state, with r21 potential projects still on ,the list. According to Sorokes, eit appears the committee ewill submit to Albany a list tthat’s slightly larger than the tamount of available money, “With the understanding othere may be some projects ythat will be rejected for one lreason or another. We want tto make sure we are using lthe full $9.7-million. That’s ,the amount available after @consultant fees are paid.” r The most talked about nproject is the long-standing .effort to rehabilitate the Manufacturers nformer gHanover Bank Building, a nlong-vacant downtown Olean klandmark. Sorokes said there is a preferred developer right now. “I don’t think most of the people on the committee have m a ! e s e Cont. From Cover w - Hospital in Buffalo. Doctors . operated immediately to C relieve the swelling in Nick’s t brain. His parents, Brian g and Patty, joined him at the ! hospital. After five weeks Nick t finally recovered enough for a his parents to take him home t to Cleveland. What followed was a year of physical and speech therapy that allowed Nick, precisely a year later, to return to snowboard at HoliMont again. Nick has been snowboarding at the ski club regularly since his emotional return to the slopes seven years ago. The h Villager had a chance to catch . up with the college sophomore e to find out how he’s been s doing. Recovering from a t traumatic brain injury can be h long, slow and frustrating, and n for Nick, it’s been no different. f “I had to start from square one. , I had to relearn everything”, e he says, calling from his dorm . room at St. Bonaventure. “I took it day by day.” Many s times he wondered if he o would succeed at recovery. . Even after seven years, some p problems persist, “It’s my s life. I struggle every day,” h . t l

t Cont. From Cover sEllicottville needs to attract omore year-round residents gto help support the tourism industry. Ellicottville could yuse grant funds to support a lnumber of projects that would mattract more businesses to olocate in the Town or Village. sThey said more businesses owould attract more full-time residents who would support ndowntown establishments. ,The slideshow illuminated ethe strong seasonal tourist Aeconomy, and mentioned ethe natural beauty and dvariety of outdoor recreation davailable. Mayor Burrell said there are bound to be sCEO’s of large businesses rwho ski at Holiday Valley tor HoliMont who would rlove establish homes and toffices here. Mr. Cappelli ementioned the Town/Village Sgrant consultant Diana Cihak Eis currently working on Eapplications for grants for community projects. She was unable to attend the meeting. Trustee Cappelli said the community would need to be involved in the application process. To that end a survey will be

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Community Calender January 8th – February 25th Moore’s Pancake House opens for the season! It’s that time of year when Moore’s open their Pancake House and offers all-youcan-eat hot buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup! Their pancake house is adorned with family antiques ranging from an old oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress! Between Jan 8th and Feb 25th, they will are open Sundays only - 8am - 2pm. Menu can be found on their website. Beginning March 1, hours are as follows: Tuesday - Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm, Closed Mondays and Closed Easter Sunday. For more information on this event please visit mooresmaple February 6th Allegany State Park Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike on Tuesdays Every Tuesday in January and February, Starting at the Summit Warming Hut on the Red House side of the park, we will be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs (as long as they are leashed). The 2.4 trail is easy - moderate with some slight elevation changes. Participants should dress for the weather, bring a flashlight or headlamp, water,

snack, and a sense of adventure. Everyone is welcome to stay after the hike to socialize in the Warming Hut. If there is no snow, we will just walk the trails of the Art Roscoe Area. For more information on this event please visit February 7th Outdoor Adventure Twilight Ski and Evening Tea at Allegany State Park Ever want to try Cross Country Skiing? On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, the Environmental Education Department will host an evening of cross country skiing on the Art Roscoe trails of Allegany State Park followed by a cup of tea (or hot chocolate) in the Summit Warming Hut. J-Con Parks is supplying the equipment for a special price of $15.00 (which includes tax and a cool mug for you to keep). New skiers needing equipment should come to the Summit Warming Hut between 5- 5:15 PM. A mini “learn to ski” clinic will be taught by certified PSIA instructors and the Allegany State Park Nordic Ski Patrol at 5:30 PM followed by a short tour of the trails. For more information on this event please visit nystateparks February 9th

Holiday Valley’s Mountain Man Day A day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for the Mountain Men of Holiday Valley on Friday February 9th, 2018 from 9AM – 4:30PM . Includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, lunch, and tastings from Southern Tier Brewing, Ellicottville Distillery plus a cigar roller. Bring a friend and come join the fun or bring a brand new skier and he’ll get a free lesson, rental and beginner area lift ticket. $85 for passholders or $105 including a lift ticket. For more information on this event please visit activities-events/mountain-man-day/ February 10th Comedy Night at Good Times of Olean to benefit 12U Oilers Cooperstown 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/

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★ ★ Sudoku Challenge ★ ★ This Week’s Difficulty Level:


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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square within the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 9-box square. Working with the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Good luck!

Last Week’s Puzzle:

3 4 2 6 1 5 7 8 9

8 7 5 9 2 3 1 6 4

9 1 6 7 8 4 5 2 3

1 3 7 4 5 6 8 9 2

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FOR SALE – Firewood, $100/cord Delivered. Call Paul at 716-474-6534 or 699-4743 SNOW PLOWING – Seasonal Rates or Per Time. For more details call Paul at 716474-6534 or 699-4743 FORSALE-RossignolApacheSkis,170CM,Bindings,Poles,Usedfewerthen15times.$150.00. Call 699-1087

FOR SALE FOR SALE - Great location, one of the largest Wildflower condos, view of slopes, updated, move in ready, low mait.; 2bd, 1 ba; .Fully furnished. Appliances, furnishings, and price negotiable. Asking $221,000.00. Call 716.942.6531.  FOR SALE - Great weekend getaway cozy, nicely decorated 4bd/2ba home on 2 acres, 5 minutes to town maintenance free vinyl & stone. No condo/ village fees excellent condition furnished/turnkey $192,500. (716) 983-4167

FOR RENT FOR RENT – Newly constructed home for Rent, High-end brand new ski house. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, wood burning fireplace. Sleeps 8 – 10 people, Only 2 miles from The Village. Call 716-378-4223 SEASONAL RENTALS - 2 & 3 Bedroom, fully furnished, in Village, 1 mile from slopes starting at $4500.00. Email - or Phone - (905) 357-9163 or (905) 651-3342 FOR RENT – Small cottage only 5 miles outside of Ellicottville. Lots of Land, Pet Friendly. First Months Rent and Security Deposit required. Call 716-244-0792 for more details.

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED at Silver Fox Steakhouse for an experienced line cook. Please stop in for an application 23 Hughey Alley Ellicottville, NY 14731. HELP WANTED – Part Time Bartender needed. Call Joanne at The Ellicottville American Legion at 716-699-2386 MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST - PART TIME - ELLICOTTVILLE - Requires excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, computer literacy and ability to multitask. Medical office experience preferred. Send resume to:

PUBLIC NOTICES AUTHORIZING PUBLIC HEARING ON - LOCAL LAW NO. 1 - 2018 WHEREAS, there has been duly presented and introduced at a meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Ellicottville held January 17, 2018 a proposed Local Law entitled “A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW NO. 1-2009 GRANTING A PARTIAL EXEMPTION FROM TOWN REAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR COLD WAR VETERANS” RESOLVED, that a Public Hearing shall be held on the said proposed Local Law by this Board on the 21st day of February, 2018 at 6:00 o’clock pm at the Town Hall, 1 W. Washington St., Town of Ellicottville, NY.

Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring – (NEW TIME) come join Cathy Lacy for a relaxing, stress free, creative break in your day! Every Tuesday from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Ellicottville Library. Free program, all supplies provided. Bring Out Your Inner Child!!!

Beat on the Street:

What do You Think the President’s Greatest Achievement has been in the Past Year?

By Chad Neal

Our newest President has been in office for a year now. He has some die hard fans and some haters. This happens with all presidents. But he is our country’s leader and has a job to do, and again there are contradicting opinions on how well he is doing it. Some say he is doing everything he can to take the legacy away from our last chief executive, and his supporters say he is doing a good job. Whether or not one agrees with our 45th president’s policies he is the leader of our nation and we have to have faith that he is trying to do good. The negativity spun out in ‘opinion land’ does nothing for our country alas it spurs some debates that cause a rift and before you know it there are insults being thrown about and once again nothing is solved and no one has changed their mind. We have three years or maybe seven years more with our present head of state, and the division could just make this country fail. If he is going to bring the divide together he has some hard work ahead of him. What do you think the president’s greatest achievement has been in the past year?

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Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville One Of The Best Locations At The Woods!

3 Centerline Road-The Woods



Ski in/out! All of the work has been completed in this totally renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. The kitchen features granite counter tops, a granite topped center island and a wall buffet. The cathedral ceilings and woodburning fireplace accentuate the living room. Step through the new sliding glass door onto the back deck that overlooks the Sunset Slope. The entry level provides one bunk room, another bedroom and a full bathroom. There is a first floor laundry as well. The master suite boasts an electric fireplace. This is one of the best locations at the woods! Don’t miss out, call today! For your personal tour, call or text Tina J Dillon, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 716-474-5646

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2018 Annual Snow Ball at Holiday Valley!

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The villager ellicottville february 1 7, 2018 volume 13 issue 6  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The villager ellicottville february 1 7, 2018 volume 13 issue 6  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.