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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 8 February 15 - 21, 2018

Volume 13 ~ Issue 8

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Village Planning Board

Music Notes

Home Construction Runs into Resident Objections

EBC Expands to Little Valley Little Valley Welcomes Ellicottville Brewing Company


Friday, February 16th, 8PM VITMAN D3 DANCE PARTY

Saturday, February 17th, 8PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ COBRA CON & DJ TSWIFT Feb. 16th & Feb 17th, 10PM

A drawing of the staircase to serve as a fire escape at the old M&T Bank building.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

MICHEAL DISANTO Saturday, February 17th, 6PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

A-LIST Friday, February 16th, 7PM

BD LENZ Saturday, February 17th, 6PM

27 Adams Former Village Trustee Bob Brogcinski attended the public hearing at the Village Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night. He wanted to voice some concerns with the new home planned for a lot on Adams Street. Village Planner Gary Palumbo gave a review of the

proposed residence. The nearly one acre irregularly shaped lot is in the Village Residential district. The home planned for it will be just over 4,000 square feet and meets the FAR ratio for the lot size. The single-family residence will have a detached garage. The home will have two exterior accessed lockout rooms. Mr. Palumbo said See “BOARD” Page 9

2 GUYS DRINKIN’ BEER Friday, February 16th, 9PM WASTED WHISKEY Saturday, February 17, 9PM 2 GUYS DRINKIN’ BEER Sunday, February 18, 9PM tHE hICK uPS

Tuesday, February 20th, 8PM For more information on this week’s music, see page 8

More great music in Ellicottville; February 23-24

to announce the newest music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days. “We have such a wide range of venues there is always something for everyone” stated Barbara Pump, Chamber of Commerce Events Manager. “Come and celebrate winter in New York’s number one ski destination”. Ellicottville, NY – The Ellicottville If you’re here for winter sports Chamber of Commerce is excited or just looking for a weekend of shopping, dining and entertainment Ellicottville is the place to be for the Winter Music Jam. Check out the full schedule at or email us at info@ellicottvilleny.

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

By Kathleen McCarthy Knowing that he needed more bottling space after renting a 7,000 square foot building by Fitzpatrick & Weller in Ellicottville, Peter Kreinheder, owner of Ellicottville Brewing Company, looked around the area for additional space to move forward with his strategic plan for the business. He discovered the old Salamanca Beverage/King Windows building in Little Valley and purchased it in August of 2015.

In 2013 the Ellicottville Brewing Company had expanded its food and beverage space in Ellicottville, increasing the need for even more brewing and bottling space. The opening of EBC on Chautauqua in 2016 added to this need, as well as the ongoing business of EBC in Fredonia. Shortly after purchasing the Little Valley space, EBC began using it for shipping and receiving, box See “EBC” Page 9

Photo of the Week Contest: Win 1 Ski Pass To Holiday Valley Ski Resort! Contest Runs Weekly! Submit Photos to The Villager on Facebook or

Winter Music Jam

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530

Shortly after purchasing the Little Valley space in 2015, EBC began using it for shipping and receiving, box erection, and packaging.

Artist Spotlight: Elliott Hutton... Pg. 7 Hog Shed Studio Pottery in Otto, NY

See “JAM” Page 9

Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraiser Benefit for Local Charities at Holiday Valley, March 3

On March 3rd The Ken Brown 700 Club will hold its annual fundraising luncheon and auction to raise money for local charities. There’s nothing like the smell of sausages and barbeque mingling with the whoosh of passing skiers. The luncheon will be held at noon at the Pavilion by Yodeler Lodge at Holiday Valley. The auctions will be both live and silent with bidders competing to buy many valuable items relating to skiing or

Two Municipalities

Village & Town to Survey Residents/Visitors Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Elliott Hutton of Hog Shed Studio Pottery’s talent truly shows through with the delicate technique of form she creates with each piece. She has developed a signature style of glaze that is so organic you feel as though she has used elements from nature such as earth, bark, leaves, twigs or even rocks in the mix to create a soft and subtle texture.

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour... Pg. 2 Annual Event at Griffis Sculpture Park, March 3

Showshoeing under the moonlight, eating great food and jamming out to some fine live music. $50 covers snowshoe rental; some of the best local chili, cookies and snacks; a moonlit snowshoe tour of Sculpture Park; and live music afterward.  During the tour, snowshoers will be stopping at some of the sculptures to learn who created them, who.....

Ellicottville. Money raised will be donated to several local deserving organizations. They include The Ellicottville Memorial Library, Ellicottville Family Charities, The Alley Katz, The Cattaraugus County SPCA, the Arboretum, Almost Home Animal Sanctuary, and the Ellicottville Recreational Trail. Last year the group’s donations totaled more than $9,000. So on See “CLUB” Page 9

AMSOIL Championship SAC presents Snocross Series this Weekend

Waste Disposal Contract Village Mayor John Burrell opened the Village Board of Trustees meeting with the good news that the new sidewalk plow will be delivered this week. The mayor introduced a representative from Cassella waste disposal; the Village’s disposal company. She said the current three-year contract will be up at the end of May. The company is offering a two-year extension at the current rates. She said over the past three years the Village’s amounts of trash had been going up and their costs to dispose of the refuse had increased. She said if residents separate their recyclables from their trash, the company is conscientious to see that recyclables get recycled and not deposited in the land fill. A motion was made to accept the extension. Trustee Cappelli asked if it was proper to accept the extension without putting the contract out for bid. Village Attorney Kathleen Moriarty said she would check with NYCOM regarding the need for requesting bids. Mayor’s Report Mayor Burrell said his trip to Albany for the Mayor’s Conference was “pretty intense.” The Mayor had been named to the Finance Committee and one of the new policy committees. He attended a speech by Lieuten-

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb. 16 and 17 with AMSOIL Championship Snocross. The region’s newest winter tradition promises to provide fun for the whole family during a two-day, nationallytelevised event that continually brings fans in the tens of thousands to descend upon the foot of the Allegheny Mountains for nonstop, heart-pumping, action-packed races with the world’s best snowmobile athletes. Tickets for the event are on sale now and available at or at the Logo Shop inside Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino.  Tickets will be available for each day or a weekend pass or family 4-pack will also be available.  Tickets are available at the door but

See “VILLAGE” Page 11

See “AMSOIL” Page 10

Mardi Gras Weekend : March 9th - 11th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

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Publisher’s Word “George Washington and Beaver Tails”




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

6346 Rte 242 E #1 3 BR/ 3.5BA, 2018 sf, wet bar, rec room, hot tub & more! MLS#B1005630…$275,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

5/3.1 featuring commanding slope views. Open flr plan lends to family gatherings & entertainment! Newly added windows above garage! MLS#B494877…$595,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Sunsets await in this 3,700 sq. ft. chalet. Attention to detail, 2 master suites, dynamite kitchen/living/ dining, expansive deck w/ HT! MLS#B1056902…$897,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

The perfect home is walking distance to the vlg & quick drive to slopes. 3/2 first floor living, 2 car att. gar. & lovely outdoor living space. MLS#B503452…$299,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Slope views in this 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – living and family rm, 2 FP, huge open kitchen, on 5 acres with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! MLS#B1016839…$529,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Just minutes from everything, this updated chalet offers 3 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen, cozy woodstove, quiet country rd., w/ 2 car garage & pond. MLS#B1098113…$279,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

This Timberpeg chalet boasts 5 BR/ 4.5 BA, prof kitchen, multiple FP’s, 3 master suites, hot tub, generator, attached garage and barn, secluded. MLS#B1098427…$695,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

3 + levels of spacious interior that allows the ski family room for entertaining This 4/3.1 sleeps 11+ and is offered furnished. MLS#B1068504…$625,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Don’t be surprised if you notice “just a few” more folks in Ellicottville this weekend – BOTH sides of the border have Monday off! If you have

a favorite village parking spot, better grab it on Friday and walk the rest of the weekend! President’s Day and Canadian Family Day – (can we just call it “Presidential Canadian Family Day”?) - coupled up with a week of winter recess for the kiddies – means we’ll be bustling in classic midwinter form! And at times like this I think the village shows off her BEST attributes… After a day out in the elements, can there be a better place to recuperate and relax than Ellicottville? Our restaurants, pubs and stores are a welcoming change for everyone on the list. The one common theme all active

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

Happy Birthday

Rita Wolf... February 15th • Mary Vahl... February 17th Laurie Dux .... February 17th • Craig Hall ...... February 17th Anna Solar... February 18th • Stacy McCarragher...... February 18th Luanna Bobinchuck...... Feb. 19th • Scott Campbell..... Feb. 19th Kathy Ahlstrom ........ February 20th • Bill Reading ........ Feb. 22nd June Gatewood Zipp ........ February 22nd Allison Augusta ........ Feb. 22nd • Don Traynor .....Feb. 23rd Tracy Lee May Hamlett ........ Feb. 25th • Tim Frank ........ Feb. 27th

Happy 70th Birthday Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

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

4/2 steps to the Cascade ski lift/ slopes, walk to the village. Perfect combination for the best ski lifestyle. Expanded flr plan for extra room! MLS#B1090349…$289,000 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




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

Mardi Gras Parade

Applications Being Accepted, Part of Winter Carnival Weekend GBT is adding a new building to feat. 3 new units. 3/2.1 middle unit f/ open layout & walk to the village! Buy now and pick out your finishes! MLS#B1065430…$239,000 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

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




Tastefully updated one bdrm condo with new gas fireplace, easy access to slopes, tennis courts, golf course, trials – at a price you will love! MLS#B1064683…$89,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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

Tips Up has been an EVL staple for 3 decades, start the restaurant back up or bring new ideas! 2/1.1 Apt on the 2nd flr! Owner Financing Avail.! MLS#B1057254…$789,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Mostly wooded parcel on the north edge of town, just minutes from everything, secluded country location to build or just enjoy. MLS#B1096918…$235,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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

5/4 on almost 2 ac. offers a 3,700 sq. ft. home, picturesque barn w/ new roof, and refurbished detached studio/office. MLS#B505616….$399,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Holiday Valley: Last year’s winning float

Ellicottville, NY – The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the annual Mardi Gras Parade application is now available for download at or by calling the Chamber office at 716-699-5046. The theme of this year’s parade is 60 years of skiing. All applications for floats must be received by March 2nd to

be considered. Floats must be decorated in the spirit of Mardi Gras with an emphasis on winter sports. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 48 hours of receipt of application. The parade will only accept 12 floats so get your application in early. Walking groups are unlimited. No day of show registrants will be accepted as space is limited.

Check out the full schedule at www.ellicottvilleny. com or email us at info@ for more information on lodging and other activities. This is another free event presented by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and our fantastic members. About Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce: The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce provides advocacy, promotional and benefit solutions for its members - setting the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth while achieving a high quality of life in Ellicottville and the surrounding area. We foster and promote business with our members while stimulating local economic growth. For more information about the Ellicottville chamber of Commerce, including membership, please visit http://www.

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Annual Event at Griffis Sculpture Park, March 3

snowshoe rental; some of the best local chili, cookies and snacks; a moonlit snowshoe tour of Sculpture Park; and live music afterward. During the tour, snowshoers will be stopping at some of the sculptures to learn who created them, who installed them, and a little history behind them. Reservations are required and limited.  To register, please contact Ashford Hollow Foundation at 716-667-2808 or e-mail Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates! For more information on Showshoeing under the and jamming out to some this event please visit http:// moonlight, eating great food fine live music.  $50 covers

Mardi Gras Weekend : March 9th - 11th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

February 15 - 21, 2018

Penguin Paddle Next Week

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Holiday Valley’s 2018 Penguin Paddle; February 24th

The Penguin Paddle will take place next Saturday, February 24. The event is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly “penguin

style” in a stylish garbage bag. You don’t have to be a skier to have fun here! So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon! 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. The schedule is as follows: 8:30-12:30 Registration for the slide at Creekside Lodge $1. 9:00-1pm Registration

for the slide at the base of Yodeler $1. Raffle Tickets on sale all day at Yodeler. 11:30 – 2pm Silent Auction in the tent at the base of Yodeler. 11:30 -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). For more information on this event please visit www.

Ellicottville Library Featured Artist at The Library Miranda Turner Miranda is a successful business woman with the heart of a fine artist. She excels at the relatively new medium of watercolor paints on canvas. Her landscapes, still life, and figurative work have a bold approach of color, with a careful composition and precise drawing. The resulting paintings appeal to fans of realistic and imaginative artwork. She welcomes custom art. Check her Facebook page at mirandaturnerart/. Ms. Turner has exhibited at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, and will soon have a one woman show at the Olean Public Library Gallery.  The Ellicottville Memorial Library is located at 6499 Maples Road in Ellicottville, NY. Hours are 10 to 5 daily except Sunday. Evening hours are 5-8pm Tuesday and Wednesday.

CEO’s To Share Tips



OLEAN, NY (February 28, 2018)— Top executives will share their business tips, networking advice, and best practices with ten students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). The event is free to the public and will take place at Cutco Theater at Cattaraugus County Jamestown Community College Campus on Wednesday, February 28,

2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The event will feature five CEOs, including:

Melissa Meyers, Owner, The Ink Well. John Stitt, CEO, KABAR Knives, Inc. Jeff Belt, President, SolEpoxy, Inc. Donny Kemick, President/ Owner, Protocol 80, Inc. Mary Freeman, President/ CEO, FreemanKelley, Inc.  The CEOs have volunteered for this special event where












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Affordable and convenient location 4 Walk to HoliMont slopes. Large open 5 Bdrm chalet, 3 f bths 2 half baths on 5 Bdrm/1.5 Bth with rm for a crowd, move kit. w bar & F/P. Nicely furnished + det. acres. Great rm / rec. rm WBFPplus det. garage. Furnished for $299,900 garage. Walk to the Village. $267,700 in ready! Furnishings Inc. $249,900

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NEW PRICE! G 201 SNOWPINE Ski in/ski out from this gorgeous 2 BR/2 BTH condo. Fully furnished. Here is your master bedroom view of the lift! B1068348 $176,000

6 MONROE STREET 3 BR/2 BTH open concept in the heart of the Village. Huge backyard and deck for entertaining. B1075366 $349,900

SALE PENDING! 6825 NILES ROAD Panoramic view of HM slopes from both balcony lvls. 4 BR/3.5 BTH, wet bar, A/C. FPs on both lvls; walls of windows up & down. B1075968 $ 779,000

42 PINE TREE 3 BR/2.5 bath fully furnished TH. New expanded driveway. Gas FP; A/C. Backs up to the Village Park. Walk to Village activities. B1024476 $159,500

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~ Henke Obituary ~ Mary Lou Henke 1952- 2018

f s t e c , g s , a . e o t n l . k Mansfield, NY - Mary Lou ! Henke, 65, of Mansifeld, n passed away Sunday, / February 11, 2018 at her home. 

She was born on April 25, 1952 in Westfield, NY the daughter of the late Elmer and Anna Marie (Wendland) Baum. Mrs. Henke was employed at the Seneca Allegany Casino. She was a social member of the Ellicottville American Legion and the Little Valley VFW. Mrs. Henke is survived by seven sisters; Ellen (David) Neal of East Otto, NY, Betty Wendland of Missouri, Marylou (Jerry) Foley of Minnesota, Donna (Claude) Osterhoudt of Randolph, NY, Ann VanCise of Cattaraugus, NY, Patty (Kenny) Baker of Cattaraugus, NY, and Sally

(Rich) Murr of Cattaraugus, NY. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Esther Baum of Florida as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mrs. Henke is predeceased by her husband, Roger Henke, a son Scott Kuhaneck, a brother Raymond Baum, and a sister, Margaret White. Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Women’s and Children Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City Street in Little Valley.

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Sharing Tips with Teen Entrepreneurs

middle- and high-schoolers will have the chance to get their questions answered as they prepare to launch and run their own businesses as part of their YEA! class. “It is not every day that students from our community are able to hear directly from owners and CEOs of successful local companies.  Our hope is that the community will take part in this valuable experience as well.”  YEA! teaches kids ages 11 to 18 how to identify their passions, develop a business idea, write a business plan, pitch investors for funding, and obtain all the necessary components to create a fully, formed and functioning business or social movement by the end of the 30-week class. As a non-profit organization, YEA! relies on the generosity of the community and of sponsors-- people who identify with entrepreneurship and want to help pave the way for the future business leaders of tomorrow. “YEA! strengthens the community, and the community strengthens YEA!” said Gayle Jagel, Founder and CEO of YEA!. “Our program managers and instructors seek out people in every facet of the business community to help our students’ dreams become reality.”

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Intense Milk Rail Jam 2 : February 17th, 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!

Kids age 15 & under $12 on Thursday & Friday!

Holiday Valley Update Holiday Valley Mudslide • Saturday, June 16th, 2018

$18.50 for 2hr. slide Group rates available

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Kristy Koebel at her very first mudslide!


By Brooke Szpaicher

The Daily Lunch Specials!

It’s never to early to plan ahead for spring! Did you know that we have created our own version of a mud Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2:00pm run? This event is F-U-N! 1/2 Off Apps & $3 Yuenglings; Fridays 3-6PM Will you get muddy? Yes! Is there running? Yes! Are there obstacles? Yes, eleven New Bar Menu of them, but no fire, no barbed LIVE MUSIC Served Fri. & Sat. • 2-8pm wire, no electric shocks, all Saturday, February 17th @ 6-9PM fun and mud! There is a 3.5 Featuring local favorite Steak for 2! Michael DiSanto mile course or a 5.4 mile Served over Shoestring Bacon Parm course to choose from. You Thursday, February 22nd @ 9-1AM Fries topped with Jack Daniels Cream Sauce! can enjoy a chairlift ride up Party Squad to Spruce Lake before you run the ridge line and head Reserve Our Upstairs for Your Private Party down the hill. If you choose to take the longer course, there is a bit more of uphill running, just in case you’re

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feeling extra tough! I have personally ran the race a few years back and am looking forward to doing it again this year! I’m not going to give away any of the obstacles, but I can tell you, you will get muddy, you will make new friends along the course, you will laugh until your stomach hurts, and best of all you will always remember how much fun you had! This event has brought people from all over the east coast and north in Canada. I got the chance to talk with local, Kristy Koebel, who has ran this event multiple times and is looking to take on a bigger challenge this year! (BES): What sparked your interest in signing up for this specific event? (KK): The event seemed like so much more fun than a regular race. I knew I would have fun on all the muddy obstacles! (BES): Do you run the long or short course? (KK): In the past I’ve always run the shorter course, but

I’ve been running races more frequently, so I might try out the long course. (BES): What is your favorite obstacle or part of the course? (KK): MY favorite obstacle would be those three logs where you’re forced to go under the muddy water. That’s always pretty funny. (BES): Is there anything you would recommend for new runners? (KK): My recommendation for new runners would be to give this race a try, even if you’re not a “runner.” There’s no pressure and everyone around you is laughing and having a great time! This event is one you don’t want to miss. Join us June 16th, 2018 at Holiday Valley for a day of mud and fun! Prices go up at the beginning of May, so why not sign up early and a save a few! Check out www. and click the Holiday Valley Mudslide link for more information: pricing, time slots, sign ups, and more!

February & March at Holiday Valley

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Don’t let this week’s warm temperatures steer you away from what we still have left to offer for the rest of the 2018 winter season! We still have many events that have yet to take place in the months of February and March. This weekend we have the second Intense Milk rail Jam, Saturday, February 17th from 6 to 8pm. This is a free event for skiers and riders in the park at the base of Mardi Gras. Friday, February 23rd, a day of peace, love, and teleskiing at the annual event of Telestock. This event is happening at the Yodeler Champagne deck with demos and good times with friends! Saturday, February 24th, the annual fundraising event for the Lounsbury Adaptive Program, the Penguin Paddle. Register at Creekside or the Yodeler Lodge, get your bag, and slide like a penguin down the base of Yodeler! Sunday, March 4th, join us for the first Boardroom Banked Slalom, a new snowboarding event with a banked slalom course down Independence.

Different age groups and trophies to be awarded! Be sure to check out the vendor village and cookout at the Yodeler Champagne Sundeck too! Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th is the annual Winter Carnival. Can you believe HolidayValley can have even more fun than it already does? Join us for a weekend of events for all ages, employee built snow sculptures at bases of chairlifts, the dummy downhill, and more! Tuesday, March 13th, the second half of Cabin Fever will take place. Be sure to get your discount ticket for this day. Purchase a voucher for only $25.99 Canadian or US dollars to let the fun begin. Vouchers will become available for purchase one week ahead of the 13th. Check out our website for more details on where to purchase! Saturday, March 24th, the infamous Pond Skimming event will take place around 1pm. Registration begins at 11am at Yodeler Lodge. This

is a FREE event, so get ready to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch! With entertainment, barbecue, mini-snow bar, this event begins to wrap up our winter season, you don’t want to miss this! Can you believe this is all going to happen at Holiday Valley? For more information call 716.699.2345 or visit our website at www.holidayvalley. com and check out the Events and Activities calendar. Hope to see some new and familiar faces to round up a great 2017/2018 winter season!

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!

Mardi Gras Weekend : March 9th - 11th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

February 15 - 21, 2018

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HoliMont Update HoliMont FLITE Cup • February 4-5, 2018

The FLITE Cup returns home to HoliMont after a five-year hiatus. To determine the winning team, podium place points were added up in each age group for the combined two-day mogul event. Last year Buffalo Ski Club claimed the cup and prior years it was Holiday Valley and

Bristol Mountain. The HoliMont FLITE Team had many new faces competing for the first time including Bobby Berglund, John Dunn, Cayden Hacker, Brody Closs, Kylie Wells, Colby Wells, Elliott Manley and Connor Fitzgerald. Brandon Crotty and Sasha MacGregor received age group awards

as well overall podiums. Others that contributed to the FLITE Cup title receiving podiums in their age group include; Abby HayesVickers, Kylee Hacker, Kylie Wells, Lizzy Keefe, Vincent Difrancesco, Elliot Manley, Kam McNamara and Cayden Hacker. Well done FLITE Team.

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Buffalo Ski Club hosted a mogul event on Saturday and a double aerial on Sunday. In the moguls Genevieve Downing led the girls with a 15th place overall (6th in age). For the guys it was Brandon Crotty’s 3rd place finish (2nd in age) that earned HoliMont an overall podium. Other FLITE Team results for the day were Sydney Kelsch 17th (7th in age), Caitlin Woodrow 22nd (2nd in age), Abby Hayes-Vickers 23rd (3rd in age), Kylee Hacker 25th (3rd in age), Katie Keefe

26th (9th in age), Maeve Margerum 27th (8th in age), Lizzy Keefe 29th (4th in age), Julian Robertson 11th (6th in age), Vincent Difrancesco 16th (2nd in age), Colin Woodrow 30th (11th in age), Bobby Burglund 34th (5th in age), Kam McNamara 38th (2nd in age), and Cayden Hacker 42nd (1st in age). For the aerial event Colin Woodrow, Caitlin Woodrow and Julian Robertson took to the sky’s. In the first event Caitlin’s near perfectly executed jumps earned her a 10th (1st in age) place finish. Colin placed 19th (7th in age)

and Julian finished 23rd (4th in age). During the second event Colin just missed the overall podium with an impressive 5th (2nd in age) place finish. Caitlin placed 12th (1st in age) and Julian 20th (5th in age). It was a great weekend for FLITE Team. Many athletes accomplished their personal bests and we couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them. We are looking forward to representing at NY/PA State Championships at Holiday Valley in a few weeks.

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Book Sale – President’s Day Weekend – The Library book sale will be open Friday February 16th and Saturday February 17th from 10 am until 5 pm. The book sale will continue for another few weeks after that during normal business hours and on a fill a bag, make a donation basis. If you are bringing books to donate to the sale, please drop them off by Thursday February 15th.

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Views From My Deck: What If?

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Simple Decisions Lead To Life-Changing Events

By Carol Fisher Have you ever wondered, “what if?” Well, I sure have. Many times. What if I left home ten minutes earlier when I passed an accident on 219 and Irish Hill Road just 10 minutes from my house? What if we didn’t have an inexpensive ski house to move into when I went through a divorce in the 1970’s before the Ellicottville “boom?” What if I said “no” to my 13-year-old daughter when she asked if she could visit her pen-pal in Austria … alone? What if I had said “no” when the school called and asked if we’d take a young lad from Sweden as a yearlong exchange student? Or when my daughter came home from college and dragged me out to Balloons for a bite to eat because she was concerned that I didn’t get out enough? What if? Would I have been involved in that accident on 219? Would I have stayed in Hamburg, or moved to Buffalo instead of Ellicottville? Would my daughter never have travelled outside of the country and never have taken her husband and daughters to visit that guy in Sweden who calls himself to this day, “My spare son?” And would my daughter have never met her future husband had we not been at Balloons when he and his friends wandered in after a day on the golf course? Those are some of my “what if’s.” As I sit here just thinking of some of the others, my mind is almost overwhelmed.

Some of the “what if’s” have me feeling like I simply don’t measure up as a person, as a woman, as a parent. I can’t help but feel that I dropped the ball. Or, that I didn’t have the courage to give the right answer. Then, along come some of the others that confirm that I made some amazingly correct decisions as the years passed by and my children grew into responsible adults. Quite honestly, I took some crazy risks as I considered the what if’s of sending a 13-yearold girl on a solo flight to Europe to be greeted by a family we only knew through telephone calls, not all of whom even spoke English. It turns out that journey opened gigantic doors for her and returned to her mother a young woman convinced of her own courage, her sense of adventure, and her eagerness to bravely step beyond the world I could create for her here in Ellicottville, which was already pretty awesome. Another time, I took a deep breath and held my ground with a school administration that disagreed with me that one of my very bright children needed to be held back for one year to socially adjust. To this day, that “child” thanks me often for taking that bold step and accepting the responsibility for having him repeat a grade, thus giving him a chance to grow up a bit more. He believes that was one of his life-changing moments in time. What if I hadn’t done it? Or, what if I hadn’t chosen to stand by my other child

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who had a rough, long time finding himself? What if I’d tough-loved him, as was the accepted behavioral-altering method of the time and said “no” to keeping him in my life and close to my heart? Would I have the precious grand-children he has blessed me with? Or would I have cheated myself of the joy seeing what a doting father he has turned into? As for me, I look across the room at my Significant Other and realize that we might not have met if I had said no to an assignment to interview him over 26 years ago. Simple decisions can surely lead to life changing events. ‘What if?’ Two small words. A tiny, almost insignificant question. Or is it? A person could spend hours, or I suppose a lifetime musing over that question. In fact, my guess is you know someone who has gotten bogged down in their what ifs, or maybe even just a singular what if. Surely the Patriots are still saying, “what if?” HRC and her supporters, a year in, probably still repeat over and over, “what if?” I’m certain the fourth-place contenders in PyeongChang are posing that simple question. Or, for that matter, Shaun White, after his second run for the gold. But, with no time for pitiful “what if’s” he “put it down,” as he likes to say, on run number three, and took home the 100th American gold. So, what about your own life? Consider your own “what if’s.” Are you getting satisfaction from the one’s you answered correctly, or are you getting bogged down by the ones that made you stumble? Imagine what the outcome might have been for Shaun White if he gave in to a “what if” pity party before his third run? Think he’d be taking home the gold? Chances are not. Since this is Olympics season, toss out those “what if’s” and go for your own personal gold.

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Hi, from Liz at AmeriCan in downtown Ellicottville! We are very proud to be a host for many talented, local artisans and craftsmen. Many of these exceptional individuals have been established with the area for many years through their work in the community and their particular field of art. One of these artisans is Elliott Hutton of Hog Shed Studio Pottery, who has graced our shop with her beautiful, earthen craftsmenship since we

the back sheds became her own personal work area, and the Hog Shed Studio was born. Throughout all these years Elliott was also a teacher of ceramics at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford PA campus and St Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. Elliott is also a member of the Chautauqua Area Potters started by Marvin Bjurlin, a professor at SUNY Fredonia. This group will get together for regional pottery exhibitions. They promote the education of children and adults with seminars, classes and special firing events so you can see, first hand, how this medium is created. Along with having a beautiful display of her work for sale here at AmeriCan, the Hog Shed Studio Pottery will be open for visitors from May 1 until Christmas. All of her pieces are functional, oven, See “ARTIST” page 10

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Of Hog Shed Studio Pottery in Otto, NY opened in 2015. Her talent truly shows through with the delicate technique of form she creates with each piece. She has developed a signature style of glaze that is so organic you feel as though she has used elements from nature such as earth, bark, leaves, twigs or even rocks in the mix to create a soft and subtle texture. With names like “ Gypsy Brook”, “ October Meadow” and “Onida Oak”, Elliott’s pieces add a touch of real life along with a soothing atmosphere and useful purpose. As you start acquiring pieces, you can rest assured that you will be able to add to your collection through the years. Elliott and her husband Michael moved to the area from Buffalo in 1976 with the need to get back to the earth, the air and the trees. A small vacant farm on Otto Maples road became the start of the family home where they raised two daughters. In 1982 one of

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It is February and we still see a lot of viral and bacterial infections going around. It has not ended and we need to be on guard! You can still shield yourself and fight against these nasty bugs for the rest of the winter season. There are several plants and nutrients that may support your immune system to keep it strong and on guard. 1. Look for a combination that is in a concentrated form and contains: Dandelion whole plant, purslane top, indigo leaves and root, thlaspi whole plant, bupleurum root, scute root, typhonium rhizome, cinnamon twig, licorice root and ginseng root. These herbs create a favorable environment for microbial balance and overall health. Dandelion root has nutritive properties for the liver, kidneys, stomach and blood. Purslane tops were eaten by American pioneers and in the Orient in the belief that they nourish the liver and blood. Indigo leaves and root were traditionally used to support detoxification processes. Bupleurum root is a Chinese bitter herb that nourishes the liver and promotes perspiration. Typhonium rhizome supports the respiratory system. Scute root has been used to support the gallbladder and spleen. Cinnamon twig benefits the intestinal tract.

Licorice root adds harmony and nourishes the adrenal glands. Ginseng root is a well-known adaptogen, promoted as a general body builder. This blend supports the immune system, Fights off biological stressors, Nourishes the liver, Supports detoxification, Promotes a healthy respiratory tract. 2. A second combination is one that includes: Betaglucans, arabinogalactan, colostrum, cordyceps mycelia, reishi mushroom mycelia and maitake whole mushroom. This kind of formula provides powerful support for the immune system. Beta-glucans stimulate the immune system into action. They increase the production of macrophages, T-cells, B-cells, natural killer cells and cytokines, all of which strengthens the body’s natural defense system. Arabinogalactan stimulates natural killer cell and macrophage activity. It also helps increase Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus flora, two beneficial types of bacteria. Rich in protein and immune-enhancing transfer factors, colostrum supports the immune system of the newborn. It also helps protect beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract to bolster defenses. Reishi and maitake mushroom are thought to boost immune activity, increase the activation of natural killer cells and activate macrophages. Cordyceps increases T-cell and B-cell activity, important to immune response. 3. Vitamin D3, elderberry fruit extract, echinacea aerial parts, willow bark extract, royal jelly and olive leaf extract. The cloudy winter months (when people receive little sun exposure) are the hardest months for the immune system. During these times, people are less

likely to have needed levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. Look for this unique blend specifically formulated to support the immune system. It contains a healthy dose of vitamin D3, which mounting research indicates strengthens the immune system, along with key ingredients elderberry fruit extract and Echinacea purpurea. This combination also contains willow bark extract, which contains salicin; olive leaf extract, which features oleuropein, the substance in olive wood that helps protect the tree; and royal jelly, a nutrientdense substance secreted by the honey bee and containing fats, carbohydrates, amino acids and vitamins. 4. An Aqua Sol Technology silver solution: Always look for this kind of silver solution that is patented with the Aqua Sol Technology. It has been approved that this type of silver solution is nontoxic by the Environmental Protection agency (EPA). This type of silver solution is antibacterial, anti fungal, anti parasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral and antiseptic and has been tested against numerous micro-organisms. It offers a broad-spectrum immune support. It is composed of nano-size particles to ensure maximum bioavailability and potency. It provides 20 ppm of pure silver (100 mcg per serving) 5. The use of essential oils can be very powerful in this flu season. I love using a combination that has clove bud, orange peel, cinnamon, eucalyptus, thyme, lemon fruit oil, lavender, pine needle, rosemary leaf, peppermint leaf and flower oil and grapefruit peel oil. I diffuse it in my living room during the day and in my bedroom at night for a See HEALTH page 10

What’s Shakin’ In E’ville: Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville is the Town to Be In

By MouthSayTongue It’s Presidents Day weekend and that’s always a big weekend in the village and musically its very busy so when you’ve made your last run come to town and check out some great bands. The Gin Mill always gets a jump on the weekend Thursday night with Joseph and Johnson from 8-11pm. These guys do an acoustic set of classic rock covers that’s fun to dance to or sing along with. 26 draughts and a late kitchen open till 11pm weeknights. FRIDAY Balloons is first out of the gate with The A-List from 7-10:30pm. These Niagara Falls veterans have been playing the local music scene for 40 years and play classic rock covers from disco to funk to R&B. Jamie Smith will be providing some acoustic covers in the back bar from 10-2am. Dj Kage will be in the sound booth layin down some grease for your glide on the two dance floors. Villaggio is next with Jessika Schreiber featuring Nate Cronk and CJ Kocala from 8-10pm. They will be doing an acoustic set of indie/alt/pop music to enhance your dining experience. Great Italian food and wine. Bella, bella. Over at The Gin Mill there’s Two Guys Drinking Beer from 9-12am. There’s probably more then two guys drinking beer but only two have guitars and sing. These guys do classic covers and joke around a lot and have been a part of the Evl music scene going way back.

Don’t forget the latest kitchen in town open till midnight weekends. Madigans closes out the evening with Dj Cobra Con putting the funk in the trunk for your crunk from 10-2am. Specialty shots are no problem for the A-Team behind the pine so challenge em and tip appropriately. SATURDAY Madigans kicks off Saturday with Michael DiSanto from 6-9pm. Michael is a Buffalo musician who does acoustic covers and originals from the progressive/alt genre. Dj TSwift will follow in the sound booth till 2am with some gravy for your mashed potatoes. Pool and foosball tables are available for some hustling from you Fast Eddie wanna be’s. Back to Balloons for some very good friends from Hackettstown, NJ. The B. D. Lenz Trio from 6-9:30pm. B D has put out 10 CD’s that convey his jazz/rock/funk style beautifully and his music has appeared on several TV shows and smooth jazz radio stations across the country. If you only have time for one show, this is it. Jamie Ervay will be doing an acoustic set in the back bar which judging by his F/B page will include originals and covers. Dj Xcite will be in the sound booth from 10-2am stalking your groove. Villaggio is back with Vitamin D3 Dance Party from 8-11pm. This three-piece band is led by singer/guitarist Vinnie DeRosa and they play a set of pop, funk, R&B, reggae to name a few which will include

original music. Meanwhile back at The Gin Mill from 9-1am is Wasted Whiskey. These guys like to party on the rock side of country music pushing the listening envelope. Don’t forget the 26 beers on tap and the latest kitchen in town till midnight on the weekend. SUNDAY The Gin Mill has stepped up their game this holiday weekend and only taken Monday off of music. Sunday they bring back Two Guys Drinking Beer. The only band that if you drink beer your in. They’ll be playing from 8-11pm and it should be some fine après with good music, food and cold beer. While there’s no music Monday, if you’re looking for some where to watch the Olympics Balloons has wing night starting at 6pm. Big screens, 25 cent wings and lots of craft beers on tap. Tuesday The Gin Mill, once again, will have The Hick Ups from 8-11pm. These guys play acoustic roots, folk, bluegrass style of music with a little banjo and Dobro thrown in. Did I mention they have 26 drafts? Of course if it’s Wednesday its Wagner, Winston and wings from 8-11pm. 75-cent wings and 26 drafts and the Olympics on the flat screens. Go USA. Everybody have a wonderful holiday weekend and lot’s of fun in our little village and please don’t forget ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC and buy their merchandise and CD’s.

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the lock-out rooms would require a special use permit and were the reason for the public hearing. Aaron Teller was at the meeting to answer questions about the plans. Mr. Teller said he had submitted the plans to the Village Engineer who had not yet reviewed them. Mr. Brogcinski, who had written a letter to the board addressing his concerns, now spoke to the board directly. He said he was not trying to stop the construction of the home, but wanted to point out several concerns for “moving forward.” First off he feels the home is too big for the area. The former trustee pointed out the home will use a shared driveway that is also used by two other houses in the area. He said the opening of the driveway was only 17 feet wide, and not a true street. Since there are other building lots for sale behind the home, he felt creating a Village street should be considered. He added there are likely to be parking problems for the residents. But his biggest concern seemed to be the poor drainage in the area. A resident of the neighborhood, Brogcinski said his side yard is currently flooded, and other homes in that area have flooded backyards. The banker said the drainage problems had started when two new homes were built on the street, and that adding a third home could


Cont. From Cover erection, and packaging. Work continued to clean up and design the 75,000 square foot space in Little Valley to accommodate many more aspects of this growing business. The renovations and construction are underway for this new production facility to support EBC’s increasingly popular, award-winning craft beers. This old industrial building is located just eight minutes from the Village of Ellicottville. A popular route for skiers and summer visitors from Ohio, Pennsylvania and the Chautauqua region brings over 600,000 cars passing by annually. This huge building sitting on eight acres of land is nestled right up to the side of a hill. Kreinheder says “We’ll open it up for conferences, weddings, and concerts. There will be space for additional snowmobile tracks as well as the ability for mountain bikers and horses to come to the facility from the Pat McGee trail.” The Pat McGee trail is a multipurpose 12.2 mile trail which connects seven municipalities together. You can hike, bike, ride a snowmobile or a horse on the Cattaraugus County trail system. The bio-diversity is amazing and interpretive educational signs are placed along the trail, making it a learning experience. A stop at EBC sounds like a perfect day, after exploring the woodlands, wetlands and green-space of the county. The Little Valley location is a 4-vessel (tank) facility compared to the 3-vessel (tank) facility in Ellicottville. Kreinheder says, “this gives the brewers an extra two hours of work a day, exhumes efficiency, boasting bigger hop dosers, a yeast propagator


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exacerbate the problem. It was noted that a berm had been built on one of the lot borders to control flooding. Mr. Teller addressed the board with his plans to control the run-off from the home. He said the lot was like a bowl in that the run-off tends to collect in the middle and that controlling stormwater is the home-owners responsibility. He added he designed the home without a basement and elevated the foundation to keep the home above water. His plans call for a French drain that flows into a leaching chamber from which the water will slowly drain. Mr. Brogcinski seemed a bit skeptical about that asking where the water would go from the leaching chamber. He added water doesn’t always go where it’s intended. The resident stated again he was not trying to stop construction but was asking the board to come up with a drainage solution for down the road. At this point, the owner of the lot spoke up and said he did not intend to intrude on any other property owners. The public hearing was closed. In continuing the discussion regarding the new home construction, the board felt they should not decide. Nussbaumer and Clark, the Village Engineers, had reviewed the site plan. They also felt it might be wise to have the new Town/Village Engineer look at the area and make a recommendation. A motion was passed to table the application until the Village Engineer reviews the plans. Lot Line Adjustment

The Planning Board then took up its regular meeting. The first discussion involved an application for a lot line adjustment for the downtown lot for the closed Tips Up restaurant. Several years ago a kitchen exhaust fan was installed at the rear of the building. The back of the fan extends over the lot line for the establishment. Over time the problem faded from concern, but now that the building is for sale, it has become an issue. The line adjustment is just enough to put the back of the fan on the correct side of the property line. A motion was passed to approve the change. Village Attorney Kathleen Moriarty will handle the legalese. M&T Bank Building Mike Nickolson was on hand regarding the application for work on the old M&T Bank building on Washington. The new owner wants to convert an old dentist office on the second floor to an apartment. The two bedroom, two and a half bath unit will occupy the entire second floor of the building. The office had been abandoned for five years. Local law states if a downtown property stands empty for over a year a special use permit must be approved before any new use. Converting the old office to a residence will require installing a fire escape. It will exit the rear of the second story, travel across the roof of the present single story extension and then to the ground. A public hearing for the special use permit will be held and the Planning Board’s regular meeting next month.

and an Economizer.” He does not run a third shift as he feels fatigue and inattention affects workers on a night shift. Plans are underway for a public pub and tasting room with a limited farm-fresh kitchen menu to complement the beers, with seating both outside and inside. Creating another family-friendly tourism hub for the region is the goal of EBC. Tours of the facility will be available, as well as a Science Center to open in 2020. This will be a hands-on, fully functional center to learn about the sciences of brewing beer. This project will be geared to younger people, explaining the engineering involved with valves, pumps and the process of malting, shipping logistics, marketing and promotion. This should enable young people to get excited about engineering and other vocational possibilities. The most exciting part of this project is the potential economic development for the region. Little Valley, like many small rural towns, has experienced a downswing, population decline and fewer services and businesses each year. In 1865 the County Seat was moved from Ellicottville to Little Valley. The population of the Village of Little Valley has hovered around 1,130 since 2014. Residents have to travel for basic goods, which does not lend to the small town community feel. Kreinheder feels his new project will increase traffic to and from the facility will bring people right into town. Hiring for all aspects of the business will add 20-25 full time employees and more than 20 hospitality positions over the next five years. All the work that is currently being done is by Cattaraugus County tradesmen, as well as a process piping team from Erie County. Crystal Abers, from the Cattaraugus County Economic Development Office of

Planning and Tourism says, “I am very happy this EBC project is coming to town, it is a wonderful addition to Little Valley. I can’t stress enough how important it is for the manufacturing and hospitality industry of our area. The jobs will be a big boost for us and hopefully will encourage others to consider this community for development.” Mayor Norm Marsh is enthused about the project and what it will do for Little Valley. He says “It’s a good thing, it will bring in jobs and put some new life into our Village. It will become more of a destination rather than just a ‘pass through’. It’s been a few years since we have even had a place to eat out. It will be a great thing for our small, little Village.” Little Valley suffers from a lack of community, which residents of small towns remember from days gone by. The Village has no restaurants and two bars, the VFW and the American Legion. Long time resident and contractor Denny Viereck says, “it is about time something is coming to town. We lost our grocery store, Brooks Market, which was established in 1972 by Thomas Brooks.” He reports Dollar General opened a store east of the Village in January of 2017. Viereck says, “we travel 26 miles to Olean to get groceries at Walmart and for building supplies at Home Depot. “ Kreinheder is hoping to have the Pub open by the summer. “Our centralized location is the connecting point. We are seeing a growth in the 21-30 year old market. In general the craft market has slowed a bit, but we see the desire to socialize in a comfortable setting is what the public wants”. Follow on Facebook and Instagram for more information and updates : www.ellicottvillebrewing. com

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March 3rd bring your appetite auction. A $10 donation is and some spare cash and join required for your lunch ticket. the 700 Club for a lovely lunch and a fun and lively See CLUB page 10

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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

AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series 2018 The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb. 16 and 17 with AMSOIL Championship Snocross. The region’s newest winter tradition promises to provide fun for the whole family during a two-day, nationally-televised event that continually brings fans in the tens of thousands to descend upon the foot of the Allegheny Mountains for nonstop, heartpumping, action-packed races with the world’s best snowmobile athletes. For more information on this event please visit

February 15th Basic Living Class- Make and Take Natural Deodorant In this 1-hour Make and Take class you will learn how to make your own natural deodorant from items you can find in your kitchen! The class is $12 per person. Please RSVP to so that we make sure we have enough supplies and for location of the class. For more information on this event please visit events/1938338536208278/ February 16th & 17th Seneca Allegany Casino presents

February 16th - 25th “Pippin” at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater Join us, in our first production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association’s 2018 season! 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 multi-talented

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! For more information on this event please visit rayevanstheater/ February 17th & 18th Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available). The Hinsdale House is located at 3830 McMahon Rd, Hinsdale NY. Please bring a flashlight and wear appropriate clothing for ghost hunting this time of year. If you have your own ghost hunting gear bring it along (please limit it to hand held devices). Pizza, snacks and softdrinks are included and if you plan on staying the night please bring your own sleeping gear (air mattress, cot, sleeping bag, etc). Cost is $89. For more information on this event please visit events/200629627163242/

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Cont. From Page 9 Lots of food, desserts, drinks, and raffles will provide the merriment. Membership in Ken Brown’s 700 Club has simple requirements: You must be 70 or about to be 70, (hence the 700 in the name). Still being

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will be will be limited. Presale tickets start at $25 /$35 the day of the event. Weekend Presale Tickets $30/$45 day of event. Family 4-Pack  available also. Kids Under 6 are Free! Crews with International Series of Champions (ISOC) Racing will once again turn one million gallons of water into snow over a footballfield-sized plot of land outside Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino.  The race course will include wicked twists and giant ramps that will send vehicles flying dozens of feet into the air. More than 200 of the top

an active skier is optional. The group has been holding the luncheon/auction for about as long as anybody can remember, and over the years has donated almost $70,000 local charities. That’s a lot of goodwill. Ken Brown started the 700 Club in 2000 just prior to his 70th birthday. Known for his sense of humor and outrageous sense of style, Ken

formed the club with friends who shared his generosity. Originally, the club had just a handful of members, but almost 20 years later the group has swelled to about 80 members. All of them take the group’s motto seriously, “help us help others.” Anyone interested in donating an item for the auction should call Ron Moro 699-2061 of Dave Jones 699-8335.

snowmobile racers from North America and nearly a dozen countries worldwide will face off in a full-throttle, action-packed series of races that combine big-air jumps and competitive racing. The weekend is also one of eight nationally-televised events on CBS Sports Network for the 2015 season, with new technology added to the production this year for instant replay features. The races also will be streamed live on U-Stream for online viewing. Bleachers set up around the track can accommodate thousands of fans, and bright lights will illuminate the track during the evening hours on Friday and Saturday, when the main events take place and are taped for television. Various vendors, including food and

beverage, will also be on site. Indoors nearby at the Seneca Allegany Events Center, fans will have the chance to interact with racers and get autographs. Snowmobile gear will be on sale, and the popular Traxxas Try Me Track will return with a course filled with remote-controlled miniature trucks. Approximately 50 practice, qualifying, and final races will take place each day, including 22 races during both the Friday and Saturday night main events. As many as 15 vehicles will be on the track during a race, and individual races are broken down by age, gender and snowmobile type. For more information on this event please visit https://

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Village Cont. From Cover ant Governor Kathy Hochul and a reception at the Governor’s Mansion where he shook hands with Governor Cuomo. He had meetings with State Senator Catharine Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio. The Village and Town are working together to create a survey to guide the board on the future of the two municipalities. Trustee Cappelli said they had worked with the grant writer for the entities to come up with questions that will gauge residents and visitors feeling as to how Ellicottville should grow. They distributed copies of the survey to the board. A sample question: In planning for economic development in Ellicottville, which one do you believe requires the greatest focus? There are multiple choice answers on the survey. The questionnaire will be mailed to residents, will be on the Town/ Village web site, and also on There will also be a special meeting to have discussions and gain additional input. The dates are Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm, Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 am, and Saturday, April 14th at 6:00 pm. All meetings will be at Town Center, 28

Parkside Drive. The Mayor said the new Town/Village Engineer Niles Pierson will be in town on the 22nd and 23rd of this month for meetings. The department reports were accepted as submitted. Zoning Report Gary Palumbo reported the Zoning Code amendments are ready for review. The Mayor mentioned the special meeting organized by Spencer Murry went well and was very worthwhile. Mr. Palumbo said no changes to the sidewalk signs codes are anticipated. Engineer’s Report Nick Dobmeier reported he submitted the plans for the sludge removal to the NYSDEC for approval. Unfortunately, the person who will do the review has suffered a personal tragedy (his son died), and Dobmeier did not know how long the review will take. The engineer reported he made a presentation to the New York Water Environment Association conference. He described the challenges in installing the SAGR system at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. He said currently Ellicottville is the only municipality in the state with a working SAGR system. Sewer Report Jigger Stokes has submitted his notification of retirement effective October 2nd of this year. The Village will need someone to take over. His re-

placement will need training to achieve certification. In the past, the Village has used the Town Highway Superintendent Tom Scharf to fill in for Mr. Stokes, but a permanent replacement will have to be found. Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Fredrickson reported one of the so-called zombie houses has been sold. Clerk’s Report Mary Klahn said the meter replacement project is almost done. What started with 1952 meters to be replaced is not down to about five. Some of the meters are located inside closets or behind the clothes washer, and crews cannot move them without the owner present. Local Law #1 for 2108 The Village will hold a public hearing regarding a new local law to reduce the number of different water rate the Village imposes. The new law will eliminate the peak period water use surcharge. The Town has only a single water rate while the Village has 44 different rates. It was suggested the Village review all the water rates. Town Clerk Mary Klahn said the Village could lose some revenue if the rates are reduced. A public hearing on the law was scheduled for next month’s board meeting. The Mayor appointed Joe DiPasquale as Deputy Mayor. He accepted, and the meeting was adjourned.

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What do You Think was the Greatest Moment in Super Bowl History? By Chad Neal Football in America is one of the most popular sports this side of the Atlantic Ocean. And the most watched game of the season was on this past Sunday night. Millions, nay billions of dollars were wagered in many different ways including the outcome of the coin toss at the beginning of the game. There have been 52 championship games that the NFL has organized and they are a spectacle more so these days than the beginnings of the Super Bowl. A regular game has a halftime that lasts 15 minutes, but during the big game it lasts much longer, and gives the players a longer rest in between halves, which could be good or bad for the teams, alas they know how to keep the momentum usually, but comebacks are known to happen after the Pop Music concert that ensues on the field at halftime. But the game is the main point of all of it. The distraction is simply entertainment or so we think. No one really remembers the great moments of the first Super Bowls anymore except special sports shows that bring them up, which are rarely shown these days anyway. What do you think was the greatest moment in Super Bowl history?

Nick P.- XXV anthem.

Betsy K.- When Eagles won!

Matt W.- Wide right.


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5773 BONN WAY Furnished with 4 BR, loft & 3 F. BTH. Great room with FP and rec room. Solid rental history. B491260 $289,999


17 DUBLIN MEADOWS Hillside cedar chalet. Remodeled inside and out. 3 BR/1.5 BTH with FP’s. 5 minutes to E’Ville. B1072212 $169,900

5754 HUMPHREY Priced to sell! Live on one side and make the other side work for you. Just 5 min. to Ellicottville. B1072522 $145,000

7 ALPINE MEADOWS Priced to sell. Walk to slopes and restaurants from this 3 BR/ 2BTH furnished townhouse. B1057805 $204,999

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6882 LESLIE ROAD Hillside setting. 5 BR/5 BTH custom built home. Fabulous finishings throughout. 4800 SF. B1070215 $949,000

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165 WILDFLOWER Renovated front row, end unit. 2 BR/2 BTH w/extra finished loft. 1st & 2nd flr decks. Fully furn. B479093 $238,000

7375 KENT ROAD Mins to the village. 3 BR / 3 BTH. Open concept w/newer appliances. Upper loft w/BR. B1087220 $249,900

7054 HIGH MEADOWS Panoramic views, 4,000+ sq ft on 6+ acs. Large rms w/great rm, rec. rm and entertainment rm. B489053 $449,999

18 GREER HILL Family retreat. Walk to the village or slopes. Furnished 10 BR/5.5 BTH with 3 car garage. B482702 $749,000

9396 N OTTO ROAD Country living at its best. Wellbuilt 4 Bd/2.5 Bth open concept home. Large barn style garage. B1084197 $259,900

6 EASY ST. 3 BR/2 BTH w/WBFP on the slopes of HM. Extra ½ lot gives access to the pond. Mostly furn. B1055806 $279,000

208 FOX RIDGE Furnished & well maintained 3 BR/2 BTH. Walk to the slopes. Updated kitchen with granite. B1080091 $199,500

G 201 SNOWPINE Ski in/ski out from this gorgeous 2 BR/2 BTH condo. Fully furn. B1068348 $176,000

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A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.