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Volume 13 ~ Issue 9

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Sixty Years of HV Skiing

Local Olympic Update

Kantowski Celebrates a Lifetime on Skis & HV’s 60th Anniv.

Athletes Who Learned Skiing at HM Competing in Olympics

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STRANGERS Friday, February 23rd, 7PM JEFF JENSEN BAND Saturday, February 24th, 6PM

Members of the Holiday Valley Ski Club join Korkey Kantowski (center rear, brown jacket) for an anniversary run 60 years after Kantowski’s first run at the resort.

Story & photo By John Thomas Staff Writer The year was 1958; Dwight Eisenhower was president, Alaska became the 49th State, “Gigi” won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Elvis was drafted into the Army, the Wham-O company introduced the Hula Hoop, Ford unveiled the Edsel and, early in the year, a new ski area named Holiday Valley opened in Ellicottville New York. Korkey Kantowski was just 21 years old.

He had skied a little when his friend Jim Weimer talked him into trying the new ski area that had opened just weeks before. So on February 15, the two of them rented skis and signed up for a 12:30pm ski lesson. Mr. Kantowski still remembers the square-toed boots and the front latch bindings with a cable that wrapped around the heal of the boot. The class met at the base of the Yodeler T-Bar for an hour and See “CELEBRATE” Page 7

By John Thomas; Staff Writer It’s hard to imagine two local athletes who are further away from home than Tricia Mangan and Darren Gardner. Both of them are currently participating in the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeonchang South Korea. Derby native Tricia Mangan learned to ski at HoliMont while Canadian Darren Gardner took up snowboarding also at HoliMont.

Ms. Mangan is racing with the US Alpine Ski Team. Her first run for the Giant Slalom didn’t go too well. She fell and didn’t finish on her first run for the qualifier last week. She was kind enough to reply to some texts inquiries to gauge her experience at the games. She participated in the opening ceremonies, marching into the stadium with the US See “OLYMPIC” Page 7

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Distillery Takes the Gold

Ellicottville Distillery Corn Whiskey Wins Double Gold Medal By Chad Neal

Inside this Issue...

Up Close & Personal: Jeff Jensen... Pg. 5

International Musician Plays the Blues at Balloons this Saturday

To see a Jeff Jensen show is to experience a high-energy musical roller coaster across the landscape of blues, R&B and gospel. The international musician will be performing this Saturday at Balloon’s. An interesting aside, the album cover from Jensen’s Morose Elephant was done by local artist Shad Nowicki.

Raising Funds for Adaptive Skiing... Pg. 3 HoliMont’s Men’s Day Raised $5,000 for Phoenix Program

Recently HoliMont sponsored a Men’s Day as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Adaptive Ski Program. The event raised $5,000 for the program, which the Men’s Day Committee presented as a large check. The goal of the fundraiser was to increase....

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival ; June 30th to July 1st

Agronomist is winning a double gold medal from the Fifty Best, which is an online guide for “fine living” and judges several

Ellicottville, NY – The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx and the Buffalo Philharmonic will headline the 2018 Summer Music Festival. Join us for Independence Day Weekend, when the first fairway at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course becomes one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region. Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx will take the stage Saturday night June 30th celebrating the “40th Anniversary Grand Illusion Album Tour”. Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live

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A couple years ago Ellicottville was blessed with it’s first distillery, The Agronomist. The Ellicottville Distillery located east of the village started making their spirits with locally sourced ingredients. Bryan Scharf is the distiller of their Corn Whiskey, Corn Vodka and Apple Vodka and also their newest product the Honey Spirit made with locally sourced honey. But the biggest news for The

Sneak Peek

Lineup Announced

John Burrell Appointed

Sculptures in Snow

Mayor Burrell Will Serve on Finance Committee

2018 Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at G.S.P.

Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell at the New York Conference of Mayor meeting. Left to right: Long Beach Deputy Manager Michael Robinson, Angola Mayor Howard Frawley, Mayor Burrell, Olean Mayor William Aiello.

Next Saturday, March 3 the Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Griffis Sculpture Park will take place at 5pm. Enjoy an evening of snowshoeing 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 installed them, and a little history behind them. If there is no snow, the evening will be a hike of the park. Reservations are required and limited.  To register, please contact Ashford Hollow Foundation at 716-6672808 or e-mail  Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates! For more info please visit

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Village Mayor John Burrell has been nominated to the Finance Committee for the New York Conference of Mayors. He was nominated by Jim Miccio, NYCOM President and Mayor of Fishkill NY. Reached for comment, Mayor Burrell said, “I’m very happy and pleased to have been nominated.” In a statement from Peter Baynes, the NYCOM See “MAYOR” Page 6

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3/2 f/ good bones & square footage, short trip to slope. Loads of potential, make it your best investment in the prime ski area of Ellicottville. MLS#B1077389…$295,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




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

This 3/2 is steps to the main chalet at HM. Ski Rm opens to great rm f/ dining, living & kitchen. Exp. glass wall for the view of creek & woods. MLS#B1044788…$259,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

This new to the market 3/3 log built chalet comes fully loaded! Well maintained inside & out; front & back decks f/ hot tub for relaxing. MLS#B1082445…$359,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

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




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

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

Watch your stress melt away in this resort like 3/2.1 home. Deck overlooks pond with fountain; your oasis 25 minutes to the slopes! MLS#B1072672…$159,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




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

Bright open layout in this double wide situated on nearly 1 acre. Front & back decks to take in the beautiful scenery. Oversized 2-car garage! MLS#B1026700…$79,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Salamanca duplex feat. great income potential. Live in one unit & rent the other or rent both! Well maintained & each unit has its own parking. MLS#B1081460…$49,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




2/2 Fractional Unit at Holiday Valley. Access to all resort amenities, great views & no maintenance; Get in while the price is right! MLS#B506037…$89,500 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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




After many years of successful operation this local EVL favorite is ready to pass the torch. Continue the current business or bring new ideas! MLS#B1075424…$224,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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

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

One of the greatest things about skiing is watching everybody below do their thing as you ride up the chair lift. It’s easy to see there are skiers and boarders of all abilities – some struggle, some excel, but all

are having a great time. Is there anything more beautiful than watching a skier make nice technical turns, or a snow boarder making big carves? Personally, I love to watch the telemark skiers execute turns over terrain most folks have trouble with – steeps, bumps, ice, death cookies… How do they do that? Wonder no more! This Friday is Telestock ’17 at Holiday Valley, advertised as a day of “Peace, Love and Telemark Sking” (and plenty of tie dye, to be sure). The City Garage’s Trey, Sudzy and Too Tall will fit you up with all the free demo equipment you need, and with a little bit

of instruction, you’ll soon be a free-heelin’ guru of grooviness! There will be discounted lift tickets. Show up at Yodeler Lodge (Champaign Sundeck, of course) for your fit up at 9am – don’t oversleep, man – not cool, dudes… And I’m sure the boys will be grilling up some delicious sausage, courtesy of our good friends at Dom’s Butcher Block! Come for the tele – stay for the sausage… So, dear readers, once again I have to tell you what a wonderfully fun place Ellicottville is to live and visit. There’s simply not a better place to spend your winter time! Until next week… Peace, out! JZ-C

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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 2,425 - Year to date 9,316

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!

Raising Funds for Adaptive Skiing HoliMont’s Men’s Day Raised $5,000 for Phoenix Program

Recently HoliMont sponsored a Men’s Day as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Adaptive Ski Program. The event raised $5,000 for the program, which the Men’s Day Committee presented as a large check. The goal of the fundraiser was to increase the community outreach of the program, and bring more disabled skiers into the program. Behind the check (left to right) Joe Vanderploeg, Dave Vanderploeg, Tom Kistler, Bryan DiFrancisco, Wendy Frank, Chuck Richardson, and David Berghoush Director of the Phoenix Program. Photo by John Thomas

Town and Village Discussion The Town and Village of Ellicottville invite you to participate in a discussion about Smart Growth. Please fill out our short survey that can be found at the Town and Village website, Facebook or on the Chamber of Commerce site. Plan to attend 1 or more public meetings to be held: Thursday, March 22nd at 6pm – Town Center. Saturday, March 24th at 10am – Town Center. Saturday, April 14th at 10am – Town Center

EBC to Little Valley Correction Please note the following additions to the EBC Little Valley article. The following local businesses were omitted from the article. The Villager Newspaper apologizes for not recognizing the following businesses: Bear Brick, Hughes Hotel, SIXT Lumber, Vail Hardware and Crosby’s Gas.

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get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons! Buy, sell, trade or browse all weekend long at the area’s largest event of its On February 24th and 25th, kind. Over 450 tables with The Sportman’s Show comes experts exhibiting the latest to the Seneca Allegany in trapping, archery, sporting Events Center once again! and fishing equipment and Come in out of the cold and antique firearms throughout

this two-day event. Hours are Saturday, February 24 - 9am to 5pm, Sunday, February 25 9am to 4pm. Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua County Pistol Permit Clerks will be on site. Admission is $8.  For more information, or for vendor information, please email For more information on this event please visit http://

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Production Auditions

“Swingtime Canteen” Auditions Planned February 26-28 in Salamanca Auditions are planned for a production that will turn the stage of Salamanca’s Ray Evans Seneca Theater to that of a USO show. The Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association will host auditions from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 26, 27 and 28 for its May production of “Swingtime Canteen.”

“Swingtime Canteen,” a Samuel French production, is about an all-girl band that takes its show to the USO during the 1940s, and features songs such as “Don’t Fence Me In,” “How High the Moon,” and more. Directed by Todd Wagner, the show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 4,5,11 and 12

and at 2 p.m. May 6 and 13. Auditions come on the heels of the CCLAA’s production of “Pippin,” which continues at the theater at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24 and 2 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets for both shows can be purchased through Showclix or at the door of the theater, 10 Main St., Salamanca.

~ Mack Obituary ~ David Mack 1935- 2018

Ellicottville, NY - David P. Mack, 82, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Fiddler’s Green Nursing Home in Springville, NY. He was born on December 1, 1935 in Springville, NY the son of the late William and Fern (Smith) Mack. Mr. Mack was previously employed at Larimer and Norton in Ellicottville for many years. He was a member

of the Springville Moose and the American Legion in Ellicottville. Mr. Mack was also an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by a brother, Leo Mack of West Valley, NY, and two sisters; Doris Baker of Springville, NY and Lola Mae Edwards of Florida as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by four brothers; Earl Mack, Donald Mack,

Harold Mack, William Mack, and five sisters; Rae Razey, Shirley Baker, Alta Kelley, Adelia Kelley, and Alice Kelly. Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley.

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It is that time of year again! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County is now taking orders for the annual Ring-Necked Pheasant Raise and Release Program. Cattaraugus County has one of the biggest deliveries of pheasant chicks every year. In 2017, we were able to distribute over 500 chicks to local 4-H families and volunteers who then raised and released them back into the wild.


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Pheasant hunting has a long tradition as one of the most popular small game hunting activities in New York. DEC’s Small Game Hunter Survey indicates that about 23,000 hunters harvest over 50,000 pheasants statewide, while spending almost 106,000 days afield annually. According to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, small games hunters spent approximately $600 per person per year on trip and equipment related expenses in 2006, contributing millions of dollars to the state economy. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 28th at 5:30 pm at the CCE Office in Ellicottville—28 Parkside Dr.

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base of Yodeler, with music and fun, the Village Parade in Ellicottville on Saturday night, a costume parade down Mardi Gras on Sunday (where the winner gets a season pass for next year), and the crowd favorite, the Dummy

Downhill. Be sure to keep an eye out for the employeebuilt sculptures at the base of chairlifts, check out the Safety Patrol cookouts, the Ski Patrol pancake breakfast at the top of Champagne, and so much more! Did you know? The weekend of the Winter Carnival, the Ski Patrol puts on a Food Drive that benefits the Ellicottville Food Pantry. You can donate Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th at Tops Markets or be sure to bring a donation to the Village Parade. This is most definitely a weekend you don’t want to miss! For more information and the complete schedule, visit and visit the Activities & Events page!

1st Annual Boardroom Banked; March 4th By Brooke Szpaicher Did you know there is an event coming up in March that is Western New York’s first snowboard only event and it is taking place right here in Ellicottville? The Boardroom is putting on the first annual Boardroom Banked at Holiday Valley on Sunday, March 4th. This is an event for the entire family! It is designed for the groms and up to the OG’s. I got to speak with Spencer Timkey, Boardroom’s manager, to find out a little more about this event. (BES): What sparked the idea for this event? (ST): There are so many events like this, we decided to come up with an event that is a legit contest, snowboard only, and something that’s fun, technical, and for all ages. The main goal for this event was to create a competitive event that father and son can both compete in. (BES): What ages can participate in the Boardroom Banked? (ST): Groms, 15 years and

younger, Men’s open, 16 to 34 years old, OG, 35 and older, Women’s. (BES): Are there prizes for participants? (ST): I can’t tell you exactly what they are because we want them to be a surprise, but all the trophies are hand built. There will goodie bags for all involved, along with the reps and giveaways. (BES): What do you look most forward to? (ST): I look most forward to bringing a new event to town and having a snowboard only event that celebrates snowboarding and bringing people together! (BES): Thanks so much for

your time, Spence! Again, the event takes place Sunday, March 4th at 10 am. It is $25 to participate, you can sign up online or the night before at the Ellicottville Depot. Check out the Facebook event, 1st Annual Boardroom Banked or the event website, www. and search Boardroom Bank SL to buy tickets online. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program. There are comp rates on lift tickets and rooms to go along with this event! Even if you don’t compete, be sure to stop up to the Yodeler Champagne Sundeck for reps, vendors, and more fun!

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HoliMont Update Leave “Park and Ride” for the City

By Dan Balkin About ten years ago, what I mistakenly believed to be a brilliant idea seized me: What would it be like to once again ski on my very old and unshaped 205cm Atomic slalom skis? After stumbling through one run, I forevermore consigned my slalom skis to the island of misfit skis (aka my basement). I am mentioning that experience because I don’t want anyone to think that this article is about knocking shaped skis – quite the opposite. That said, shaped skis have caused an explosion of what coaches and instructors call the “Park and Ride” position. That occurs when a skier solely relies on tipping their shaped skis on edge and holding an unmoving, static position (hence the allusion to “parking”) through the entire turn. In essence, Park and Ride skiers rely almost exclusively on EDGING SKILLS. Is there something intrinsically wrong with this? Not at all! As a matter of matter of fact, all skiers who transitioned from straight skis to shaped skis played with the Park and Ride position as part of the learning curve to master shaped skis. The point is, however, that one needs more than just EDGING and

CARVING skills to be an all mountain skier – someone who can handle different terrain, snow conditions and make wise après ski draft beer choices. The skier on the right is skiing in the edge dominant “Park and Ride” position. Here are the shortcomings and some alternatives to that technique: #1) Balance by Flexing and Extending: To master advanced ski terrain, one must progressively and constantly flex and extend all joints starting with the ankles – just like you would if you were walking down a ski hill in the summer. This is known as TOTAL MOTION. By overconcentrating on edging, the skier to the right has neglected to flex his ankles. This has thrown his hips behind his feet and he is excessively jackknifing his upper body forward to try to find his balance. In contrast, notice how the skier to the left keeps his hips over his feet – a far more balanced position - by using his ability to flex and extend from his ankles. #2) Rotary Motion: The simplest way to understand rotary motion is to consider how you rotate (twist / turn) your legs to do a “hockey stop” on skis. A hockey stop, however, is a sudden twisting of your legs – the steering of the legs during a carved ski turn is smoother and more progressive. That said, I am quite certain that if we could see these skiers in motion, the legs on the skier to the right would appear more static and stiff – even “locked up.” Why? He is under the common misperception that edging alone creates carved turns. The skier to the left has created

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identical edge angles, but his edge angles were created by BOTH tipping his skis onto their edges and smoothly and progressively turning his legs. #3) Exploring the Full Range of Edging: (The ability to smoothly and progressively roll both ONTO and OFF your skis edges.) Another widespread misperception of the shaped ski era is that THE ONLY EXPERT SKI TURN IS A PURE CARVED TURN. This is disproved daily in the chutes of Chamonix, the mogul runs of Ellicottville, and on World-Cup race courses. A few reasons, (among many) that you don’t ever see worldclass ski racers Park and Ride is that they primarily adjust their line (line = fastest route between the gates) by steering with their legs. Moreover, flat skis are faster than edged skis. Racers GAIN speed when they get off their edges and they seek to minimize – not maximize – edge time. In a similar vein, an accomplished skier negotiating moguls, crud, powder, or a steep chute or slope must master how to steer and control his or her skis with very minimal edge angles. Good skiers can rip carved turns with high edge angles in their sleep, but they also know that certain terrain and conditions call for LESS – NOT MORE – edging. A little perspective: Is the guy on the right a “bad” skier? Not at all. But if I lived at the bottom of a gnarly and steep ski hill, I know which of these two skiers I would entrust to have a bottle of unbroken scotch delivered to my house via ski delivery. Ski delivery! Shark Tank idea? Would Mr. Wonderful rush to invest? Probably not.

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International Musician Plays the Blues at Balloons this Saturday

By Jack Smeltz Jeff Jensen’s roots began in a rural area about two hours outside of LA surrounded by farms and a general store. A good place to develop a blues background. At eight he expressed a desire to play guitar and his parents rented him one and signed him up for lessons. As often happens at a young age he soon lost interest. At ten

he again expressed a desire to play and his parents told him if he earned the money to buy a guitar he could resume lessons. So Jeff got a job mucking out stalls and painting fences to buy that guitar and developed a work ethic that has made his band what I call the hardest working band in the blues. He played with local bands doing covers and dabbling in writing and worked various jobs and fell in love. His struggles finally found him in Portland, Oregon, broke and broken hearted. Recently divorced and with $600 to his name he contemplated moving back in with his parents. Literally, as he was driving to LA he decided to accept a friend’s offer for a temporary place to crash and headed for Memphis. Les than 30 hours after arriving in Memphis Jeff

was in a bar on Beale Street with Brandon Santini sitting in on a couple of songs. Santini was familiar with some of Jeff’s work and asked him to do a two week run while the guitar player toured with another band. This eventually led to Jensen becoming the band director and after four years he and his long time band mate Bill Ruffino and eventually David (Alabanimal) Green left Santini’s group to form The Jeff Jensen band and become an international touring act. Jensen says that by playing around the world he’s observed that while we’re all basically the same, different areas have different idiosyncrasies. “People in Europe want to hear the music and lyrics, while people in the states want too See “JENSEN” page 6

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The weather outside is frightful but it’s Winter Music Jam and there’s a huge amount of music in town so throw those wet ski clothes in the drier and come on down to the village and check it out. Thursday we start at Madigans with the Party Squad, which is an E’ville tradition for as long as Madigans has been open. They will be playing classic rock covers from the 50’s-90’s from 9-12am. Up the road at The Gin Mill, Joseph and Johnson will be playing from 8-11pm. This will be an acoustic, percussive set of covers from the 60’s through today. Don’t forget the latest kitchen in town till 11pm. FRIDAY We start Friday off at Madigans from 6-10pm. Michael DiSanto will play acoustic covers, and originals covering the alt/progressive genres. Dj Cobra Con will follow from 10-2am in the sound booth bustin out some soul for your grind. Next up Villaggio has The Jay MacD Duo who will be performing an acoustic set of alt/contemporary songs from 8-11pm providing some accompaniment to your Italian feast. Ottimo cibo. Finnerty’s will have Brian Ash from 8-11pm. His band does covers ranging from Pink Floyd to John Mellencamp. Balloons will have The Strangers on the main stage from 7-10:30pm. This award winning Buffalo band will be playing classic rock covers that are very danceable. Marshmallow Overcoat will


Cont. From Page 5 feel the music. He said when they first played overseas they thought people hated their music because they don’t tend to yell or applaud solos but they listen very intently. To see a Jeff Jensen show is to experience a high-energy musical roller coaster across the landscape of blues, R&B and gospel. Bill (bass) and David (drums) feed the fire that is ignited by Jeff’s lyrics and guitar riffs. Jensen says that the energy for his shows come from an appreciation of being able to do what he loves for a living. You never know whom you’re going to connect with so whether it’s 10 or 10,000 people they all deserve the best show. Jeff also produces his own music born out of lack of


Cont. From Cover Executive Director thanked the Mayor for his interest and acceptance of the spot. According to a statement released by the organization, “Mayor Burrell will be directly involved in providing policy recommendations to the NYCOM Executive Committee, developing positions on various pieces of legislation, and considering new legislative proposals that will benefit cities and villages.” Committee members serve for one year and are expected to attend four meetings of the committee held throughout the year in association with NYCOM conferences. Burrell attended his first meeting of the Finance Committee when he attended the NYCOM Winter Legislative Meeting in Albany earlier in the month.

be in the back bar from 10-2am playing 60’s style originals reminiscent of the folk rock style of music. Dj Xcite will be in the sound booth grinding out some flow for your glow on the dance floor. Joining the party is Ellicottville Brewing Company from 8:30-11:30pm with Kickstart Rumble. They play a rock-a-billy, 50’s rocker style of music, which is great for dancing. Once again we return to The Gin Mill for No Name Trio from 9-1am serving up oldies from the 60’s till today. They have 26 beers on tap and the kitchen is open till midnight on the weekends. SATURDAY Finnerty’s will be hosting their 21 Days Till St. Patty’s day party starting at 2pm with Gerry Dixon till 5pm. There will be food specials and lots of corned beef. If you bring a can for the food bank you receive a ticket for a raffle. At 7pm The Irish Wake Band will play Irish folk tunes and pub songs and finish it off with some Dropkick Murphys. Madigans starts their evening off with Q Phunk from 5:309:30pm. These Buffalo based musicians play original and cover funk that is the lowdown for your showdown and they have an EP available. Tex Karaoke takes over the sound booth from 10-2am for you Bruno Mars wanna be’s. Also at 5:30 Ellicottville Brewery will have Tim Britt Playing an acoustic set of covers and originals till 9:30pm. Enjoy some of Western New Yorks finest craft brews and watch the Olympics on the new flat screens.

Balloon gets rolling at 6pm on the main stage with The Jeff Jensen Band from 6-9:30pm (See Up Close article page, 5). This Memphis blues band travels the world spreading the blues gospel and once you see them I’m sure you’ll agree they are the hardest working band in the world. Jason Wedlock and Friends will follow in the back bar and Dj Xcite will be in the sound booth crankin some tunes for that late night rub-a-dub till 2am. On the other end of Monroe street at Villaggio A J Tetzlaff will be providing some acoustic music for your dining and listening pleasure while you enjoy a meal or a glass of wine from their wonderful wine list. Ottimo vino! Last but not least we close it out at The Gin Mill with Mo Porter again from 9-12am. Lot’s of old and new covers and 26 draughts plus the latest kitchen in E’ville open till midnight. Tuesday The Gin Mill will have The Hick Ups from 7-10pm. They play a mixture of folk, roots, and bluegrass that is lots of fun to listen to while you sip one of those 26 draft beers. The oldest après tradition in Ellicottville is Wagner, Winston, and wings Wednesday. 75-cent wings and a great atmosphere to wind down from your day of skiing. That winds up another great week in E’ville and we hope you had a fantastic time and I ask that you remember that we live here year round so treat it like it was your home and come back and see us soon and please, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!

money and the desire to be the one who decides how his music is presented. He has been nominated by the Blues Music Awards for his work with Brandon Santini and Mick Kolassa and is now sought out by other recording artists for his production work. He said, in a perfect world, he would like to be able to equally split time between writing, producing and performing. I asked Jeff which he likes doing best and while I can’t print his exact analogy I was able to discern that he loves doing all of them. Jensen’s new album, Wisdom and Decay, will be released soon and Jeff says that he likes to try and hit a higher level of integrity with each new release. He also said he finds it harder to write music to the lyrics than vice versa. “I try to write about real life situations and emotions and raise the production bar as well.” The

new album will have a choir and strings added to the mix. Jensen explained that every couple of years there’s $2030,000 for a new van and it costs that much to put out a record. You’re constantly trying to grow the brand. He’s running a business that employs close to twenty people, booking agents, publicists, photographers, etc. An interesting aside, the album cover from Jensen’s Morose Elephant was done by local artist Shad Nowicki. Hopefully you’ll be at the show at Balloons Saturday from 6-9:30 and go up and say hello. These guys are as genuine and humble as can be and love to meet their fans that, as Jeff acknowledges, are what allows them to do what they do. Merchandise and CD’s are the lifeblood of a working band so take something home with you and I know you’ll have an entertaining time. increased funding in those areas. The group discussed ways for local governments to recoup some portion of costs incurred by providing services to tax-exempt properties (i.e., hospitals and educational institutions). The group also discussed the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. The New York Conference of Mayors is made up of over 100 mayors and city officials, cities as large as New York and as small as the Village of Ames. It grew out of the state municipal league movement in the early 1900’s. The first formal meeting of the “Conference of Mayors” was held in Schenectady. Besides lobbying the state government, it provides “practical information” to municipal officials. Its many programs include workshops and webinars in ethics, elections, health insurance, code enforcement and personnel issues.

Other mayors serving on the Finance Committee are the mayors of Binghamton, East Syracuse, Upper Brookville, Hamilton, the Village of Lockport, the City of Amsterdam, and the Village of East Williston. In discussing, the nomination, the Mayor said, “To network with those mayors will be advantageous to the Village of Ellicottville.” Asked what Mr. Burrell brings to the committee, he says, “my experience with both town and village (government) will be advantageous to them.” In advocating for village and towns governments, the Finance Committee will be presenting budgetary initiatives to the state government in Albany. One of the items discussed at this month’s meeting was the flat state budget for transportation, sewer/water, and infrastructure funding. The committee expressed its desire to the legislature for Mardi Gras Weekend : March 9th - 11th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

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a half lesson. “I got caught up in the sport immediately,” he recalls. After the lesson, the two friends skied around trying out their new skills, and as Kantowski says “I got hooked.” He was so enthusiastic about the sport, the next week he went out a bought ski equipment. Sixty years later to the day, February 15, Korkey Kantowski and friends gathered at the lift at the base of Yodeler. The T-Bar had been replaced years ago with a quad chairlift. At 12:30 the group went up to Yodeler chair and assembled at the top of the Mardi Gras run. The group was made up mostly of members of the Ellicottville Ski Club. Jane and Dennis Eshbaugh, General Manager and Marketing Director for Holiday Valley joined the group. Steve Crowley and


Cont. From Cover team, and described it as “amazing.” She looked past the politics of North Korea’s participation. “Seeing North and South Korea enter the stadium together was a powerful reminder to everybody of the power of sport to bring people together.” Asked if she had a chance to attend some of the other Alpine events she said, “I have


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Bonnie Koschir from Holiday Valley joined the group as well. At the end of the run, they assembled in the ski club building for champagne toasts and a special cake. The cake was decorated with a photo of Mr. Kantowski from his early skiing days. Camille Kantowski (Korkey’s wife) served Saltines and Cheddar cheese as a reminder of those early days. She recalled how they would sit in the snow, eat Saltines and cheese, and drink Mateus wine, as that was all they could afford. A bottle of Mateus was on hand for symbolic purposes. Mr. Kantowski led off the toasts by showing the very ticket he purchased to ski on that day sixty years ago. It cost $3. By 1962 Mr. Kantowski was so euthanasic about the sport that he began teaching others. He taught both at Holiday Valley and at the Sitzmark Club. In 1964 he became a certified ski instructor. The Ellicottville Ski Club had been founded when skiing in

Ellicottville revolved around the Greer Hill rope tow. When Holiday Valley was formed the organization donated one acre of land to the club. The members built the clubhouse that has been expanded over the years. In 1961 Mr. Kantowski joined the ski club and met his wife, Camille. The couple bought a house in the Village and as their family grew expanded the home. Their two daughters Teresa and Susie both raced on the Holiday Valley Ski Team, and now the twin grandsons are on the race team for the University of New Hampshire. Asked to look back on his years skiing, Kantowski grew philosophic saying the sport has had an “enormous impact” on his life. “It’s a healthful outdoor sport,” he says and adds he loves the sociability of the pastime. As a last word, he says with a smile. “The friends you make and the places you go to as a result of being involved with skiing make it all worthwhile.”

gone to a couple of events and they are all awesome. Even the sports I don’t know much about are inspiring. I think I have somewhat of an appreciation for the amount of work each athlete has to put in to get here and that makes watching so much fun.” Asked about time off, Mangan gave an insight as to what life is like during the games. “We don’t have a lot of off time at all. It’s a lot of training. Recovery. Video analysis. Resting. But we like to play soccer every now and then and explore

the venues a bit.” As of press time Wednesday the Women’s Alpine Combined has been rescheduled and Ms. Mangan’s name was not among the posted starters. For the Canadian Snowboard Team Mark McMorris and Max Parrot are the only two medal winners so far. Max Parrot took silver and Mark McMorris earned bronze in the Men’s slopestyle event. So far The Villager has been unable to confirm any events in which Mr. Gardner is entered.

the double gold shows that we are doing something right. I mean it’s hard to build confidence and momentum with a brand new endeavor and I think shows we are on the right track. I believe the product did well because of the equipment that we have and the way it’s distilled. I think that the German still is top of the line and definitely gives us a head start on making quality spirits. The way it is distilled keeps more of the natural flavors and characteristics of a good white whiskey. I believe in distilling less is better, so this was only distilled twice in a pot still then kept in stainless until proofed and bottled. When I received the notice that the results were out I was sent a proof of the double gold that I could use in whatever form. So I am going to have stickers made that I can apply right to the label. Then maybe put a sign or something like that up in the tasting room. Also I will be offering the clear corn whiskey along with an aged corn whiskey around the middle of April.” The Villager asked Scharf about comparing his product with similar spirits and he replied, “You know I hadn’t really ever thought to compare myself to any other spirit, because every craft

spirit is unique in it’s own way, and that’s what makes the craft spirit industry so interesting and exciting at this time, and building awareness is a big thing to help build momentum for the industry. I am hoping to have a small batch gin out for summer and continuing to pile up the barrels of bourbon out here.” Scharf’s The Agronomist Corn Whiskey is essentially moonshine. On The Fifty Best’s website thefiftybest. com, it says the moonshine is intrinsically linked to American history. There’s no other liquor on the shelves that has had a bigger impact on our country’s heritage. Along with Scharf’s other spirits he puts his best into distilling his product. The Corn Whiskey that he sent to the tasting and competition has been sold locally in the bars and restaurants. His other spirits are also available in the area’s restaurants and bars. And also his products can be tasted at The Ellicottville Distillery located off Route 242 east of the Village on Robbins Road right before Ashford Junction. Every Saturday The Ellicottville Distillery has their tasting room open from noon to 4:30, and Scharf said they may expand their hours as “we get more towards summer”.

different kinds of consumer goods and restaurants. Scharf was contacted last summer to enter his corn whiskey, moonshine into a competition by The Fifty Best publisher William Rosenberg. Scharf was recently bestowed the honor of receiving the Double Gold Medal prize from the competition for his The Agronomist New York State Corn Whiskey. The Fifty Best held the Moonshine tasting in New York City and sent Scharf the news of his prize. The Villager asked Scharf about the competition and he wrote: “The tasting was back at the end of November and the guy who runs the tasting contacted me about it. [He] just wanted a bottle shipped to NYC along with product info. I thought that the spirit would do well and figured I didn’t have much to lose by sending it out. The guy who runs the tasting had contacted me about a year eago asking me to submit the dApple Vodka and I just never shad time to get it shipped out. fI did ask him how he found gus up here and he said it was this job to, I thought that was dfunny. I think that winning . d ROCKIN THE PARADISE d and more. Dennis is a legendary singer, songwriter, e keyboardist, composer and C ont . F rom C over r record producer with a career , k concert with his six piece spanning 40 years. His voice is f band showcases all the STYX one of the most recognizable e Greatest Hits spanning the in the music world today t 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The set and continues to inspire new e includes all eight top ten hits generations of fans. e including LADY, BABE, THE ORIGINAL VOICE… ” COME SAIL AWAY, TOO ALL THE CLASSIC HITS… . MUCH TIME ON MY ALL THE MEMORIES… e HANDS, MR. ROBOTO, ONE UNFORGETTABLE s plus the Classic Rock EVENING. RENAGEDE, On Sunday July 1 the Buffalo o Anthems y BLUE COLOR MAN, Philharmonicth will be back s SUITE MADAME BLUE, for their 25 engagement at , , d


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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:

4 9 2 5 6 7 8 3 1

8 1 3 9 2 4 5 6 7

5 6 7 3 1 8 9 4 2

3 2 9 4 5 1 6 7 8

1 5 8 6 7 2 3 9 4

6 7 4 8 9 3 1 2 5

9 4 1 2 3 5 7 8 6

2 3 5 7 8 6 4 1 9

7 8 6 1 4 9 2 5 3

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK: The Village of Ellicottville Board will hold a public hearing on Monday March 12th at 6:00pm at the Town & Village Hall, located at One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York re: A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW NO.3-2011 ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW IN REGARD TO LOCAL SEWER USE LAW, AS AMENDED UNDER LOCAL LAW 3-2013” NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS - VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK Pursuant to Section 7-712-a of NYS Village Law and Section 19.5.B of the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Local Law, a Public Hearing before the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, to consider: Application No. ZBA-2018-01, an appeal by Gail Grillo for Area Variances to Section 3A-4.C.3)a) and 3A-4.C.4) of the Village Zoning to allow construction of an addition to the existing garage within the required minimum 15-foot side yard and minimum 35foot front setback. The site is located at 5 Van Buren Place, identified as tax map parcel 55.027-2-1.12. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear interested persons at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the public hearing. Application materials are available for review at the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, P.O. Box 475, Ellicottville, NY 14731 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.