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ECS’ Fight On Bullying Heated ZBA Debate Officials Team with Experts from UB to Combat Problem By Sharon Turano

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Gowanda Harley-Davidson® is once again taking over Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, Saturday, January 25, 2014, for Harley-Day Valley 2014. This one-day event is fully dedicated to learning how to ski, how to ride, and just getting out of the house for the biggest cabin fever party of the season. (See story, HARLEY, Page 11.)

Ellicottville Central School officials are trying to teach parents and students both how to prevent a problem with which they have been dealing. During a Tuesday Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mark Ward said there have been “too many incidents” of bullying and “not always parental support” when school officials deal with them. Therefore, school officials teamed up with experts from the University of Buffalo to hold a seventh and eighth grade student and parent night to address the issue. “We do have a problem here,” said Ward, adding, “We have to turn the corner.” He said there are not only more incidents of bullying, but, he said, some are more brutal than incidents seen in the past. When officials call parents about their children being

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bullies, he said, they do not always receive cooperation. That is why, he said, officials feel they must address the situation. They began the efforts with the Bullying Abuse Prevention night held recently. “We can’t have kids acting the way they are,” he said. While officials continue to address the bullying and acts within the district’s buildings, they are also continuing to address the district’s buildings. Capital Project & Financial Updates Ward gave an update on the capital project, stating expenses are anticipated at being more than thought. Therefore, he said, while cornerstones of the project will be kept, officials are reviewing cuts that can be made. For instance, See ECS page 4

Tim Horton’s Lights Create More Heat than Light Story by John Thomas, Staff Writer

poles. LED lights are brighter than Metal-Halide lights so fewer poles were installed. Town Engineer Mark Alianello requested the developers submit a new photometric plot, showing the new lights to the Town Planning Board. The problem was that even with fewer lights there was light spillage onto adjacent properties: a violation of the town’s zoning codes. The spillage required the developers to request a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals. During an earlier appearance before the Planning Board it had been suggested that installing shields on the light causing the spillage could minimize the problem. The gentlemen from Miranda Development were armed with a new computer generated photometric plot showing the installed LED lights and the poles in their new positions. The

At the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing last Thursday there were occasional flashes of anger and contrition on the part of both the board and the developers of the New Tim Horton’s on 219. Ray Miranda and Project Engineer Chris Wood were at the meeting to request a zoning variance regarding the lighting in the development’s parking lot. The problems started when Miranda Development submitted a plan for installing Metal-Halide lights in the parking lot of the complex housing a Tim Horton’s coffee shop, a retail area and six apartments on the second story. A freestanding ATM is also on the property. By the time the complex was built the lights had been changed to LED lights on fewer light

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Village Board Meeting

American Locker Request for Zone Changing; Illegal Use of Public Garbage Cans

Inside this Issue...

Story By John Thomas, Staff Writer

Inside Business Track... Page 7 EVL Ink and Apparel

By Chad Neal Last April Fools Day (4/1/13) Vinnie “Chenzo” Bielli opened up the first tattoo parlor in Ellicottville. In the new plaza next to the new Kwik Fill next to The Village Wine Rack liquor store and EVL Cheese Company is EVL Ink and Apparel. An artist since childhood Bielli has taken his love of drawing and art and put it to popular use in the art of Tattooing. The growing mania with tattoos has made a huge impression on the popular culture of today. Though tattoos have been around for a couple......

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American Locker Development The Village Board took up a discussion of the planned development for the old American Locker building on Martha Street. Mr. Wayne Bacon, one of the developers was present to make a request that the Village Board consider changing the zoning in the area from the current industrial to VC-3 designation. Nancy Rogan from the planning board asked for an explanation to the rational for the request. The developers plan

16 Martha Street proposed apartments.

to convert the existing buildings to of older buildings for current use. an apartment complex. The plan is There would be several restrictions on to create short-term seasonal rentals. the property. Separate ownership of Ms. Rogan explained that the VC-3 designation allows for the conversion See MARTHA ST. page 5

Village Planning Board

Zoning Board of Appeals Wins Court Decision over HoliMont

Salute to Allegany Native, Next Saturday: Remembering SSG Shawn Clemens By Nicholas Pircio; 95.7 FM, WPIG It has been ten years since SSG Shawn Clemens died while serving his country in Afghanistan. He was killed with seven fellow comrades on January 29th, 2004, in an explosion in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Each year since his death, his family and friends in the community have celebrated the lives of these brave men with services at the Allegany Cemetery in Allegany, NY. This year, plans call for something a bit different. Shawn’s family is planning a benefit in his memory, with proceeds going to the LEEK Preserve....

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By John Thomas Staff Writer Apartments at 16 Martha Street The 16 Martha Street Group submitted its final plans to the Village Planning Board on Tuesday night. The engineer for the planning board had looked over the documents submitted and found them acceptable. In the meeting the board decided to split the parcel into two VC-2 (Village Commercial -2) parcels. The developers will be able to perform any interior work

to the building while the rest of the approval process continues. The development will not need a Master Plan profile, as the developers will not be changing the footprint or the setbacks of the present buildings. There was discussion about the large stack of beer kegs behind EBC. The board is concerned with safety in the area, because the kegs are stacked quite high. The planning board and the code enforcement office has spoken to EBC several time in the past few months but the kegs are still there. It was noted that every

time the kegs are mentioned, EBC has a new excuse for their presence. There was also discussion about the lights on the sign if front of Coffee Culture and the Bowling Alley which have never been changed to the goose-neck style light required by code. A motion was made and passed to support Scenic By-Way initiative, which will designate route 219 between Springville and Great Valley as a scenic by-way. Nancy

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~ The Villager ~ January 16-22, 2014

Publisher’s Word “Lucky Me, Lucky You”

Another lovely week in our favorite little village – mid-winter and all’s well in Ellicottville, N.Y. Pretty scenery, lots of visitors, and

plenty of snow for those who want to play outside. No complaints, here – everything’s going along just perfectly, according to the “Enchanted Mountains Play Book.” I’m happy, you’re happy and our merchants are happy. Is it just coincidence or good luck we do so well here in the wintertime? This week’s “Beat on the Street” column asks some of our readers about their own good fortune. The one common thread in all the answers was the total randomness of their experience. No single person felt they were in control of this particular piece of their destiny. It was pure coincidence… To the contrary, with the exception of how much snow Mother Nature decides to

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give us, the success of the village is built on experience, imagination and careful planning. Mayor Coolidge and the Village Board know this all too well; so does our local Chamber of Commerce, all the merchants, HoliMont, Holiday Valley – the list goes on and on. Because of everyone’s singular skill set and area of expertise, Ellicottville keeps happily humming along. So dear readers, know that luck is often the by-product of hard work and dedication to the cause. In our case, that means everyone benefits from everyone’s efforts. Just know we’re all lucky to be in this particular place at this particular time in our collective lives! Have fun and be safe… Until next week… JZ

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Winter Parking Rules Once again it’s time for Winter Parking rules to go into effect within the Village of Ellicottville. From December 1st through March 31st, there is NO PARKING between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Washington Street between Jefferson Street to Mill Street; and on Monroe Street from Martha Street to Elizabeth Street. This will allow the Village D.P.W. crews to clear the streets of snow within the business district. Please do not park across sidewalks within the Village in order that they may also be cleared. As a further reminder, the last MAJOR TRASH collection of this year will be on Monday, November 25th. Tires, electronics (microwaves, TV’s, computers) or hazardous wastes and chemicals will not be removed. Thank you for your cooperation. Howard T. Gifford - Village Constable

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 721 - Year to date 6,114

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Leo McCarthy Memorial

Leo McCarthy, a writer for The Villager, Sardinia town historian, father, husband, friend and more, passed away November 25, 2013 (due to a lung ailment). He was the son Of Leo N. II and Margaret A. (nee Mahoney) McCarthy. Surviving him are his wife of 29 years, Ann M. (nee Kleinsmith), and children, Shaun P. of Honolulu, HI, Kristen L. of East Concord, Kyle K & Julie (Lebahn) of Port Orchard, WA, Sarah A. of Lowman, NY, Andrea C. of East Concord, NY and Colin H. of East Concord. He also has two sisters, Patricia J. & Glenn Hicks of Getzville, NY and Louise (Roach) King of Norwood, NC as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins, nieces, and nephews.    Memorials can be made to Excalibur Leisure Skills Center, Inc. 90 North Drive, Buffalo, NY 14216. This group is “Boating & Fishing for Disabled & Disadvantaged.”

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Holiday Valley Update

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who are stationed on an island in the South Pacific. It is a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and has several lead roles as well as a glorious supporting cast of characters. The cast list is due to be posted on this Friday the 17th, and the students in the club are eager to see what roles they get to play. This year Drama Club has a slight change of schedule; the play will be taking place in the beginning of April instead of the end of March. The club hopes to see you all there for this fantastic production. More information will be noted later, including a plot summary, the cast list and the dates and times of the show. In addition to this, the Drama Club members are excited to go to see Wicked at Shea;s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo next weekend for the

Sunday Matinee and they get to see this glorious musical for only ten dollars. They wish to thank the Ellicottville Music Association and BOCES for funding the trip. In other news, the Junior Class is preparing for Winter Weekend. This dance and spirit week event is put on annually by the juniors and can bring good profit for the class. The week always promises many great dress-up days, as well as a fantastic dance. More information on this will be provided next week. Until next week, stay safe and continue the good job in school, with the end of the marking period quickly approaching.  And with that, if you need the help, remember how wonderful our peer tutoring program is. I wish you luck and success with the rest of the year.

or how much roofing should be done. Such items are being reviewed, and the board will meet Jan. 28 to go over final cuts they are considering. In other financial news, Ward said school officials have begun preparing the upcoming budget. He said it will be a “tough” one, since surplus funds have been used and spending has already been reduced. In other news, the board voted to combine boys’ and girls’

track with Franklinville Central for 2013-2014, football with Franklinville Central for 20142015 and girls’ volleyball with Cattaraugus/Little Valley for 2014-2015. A letter of intent to retire from Sandra Reed was accepted, as was maternity leave for Melissa Reedy. Linda Sharkey was approved as a substitute cafeteria worker and Nicole Jacoby was approved as a longterm math substitute.

It was revealed at the end of the meeting that the Supreme Court Appellate Division had ruled in favor of the Village Zoning Board of Appeals in the matter of HoliMont vs the Appeals board. HoliMont had wanted to extend the Greer Hill lift and run down to an open area at the end of Adams. In the decision the court stated, “petitioner failed to establish that its proposed development

would not alter the essential character of the surrounding neighborhood.” The court went on to state the, “petitioner previously had stipulated to restrictions calling for an ‘undisturbed green area’ in the location petitioner now seeks to develop.” The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court is the highest court that could rule on the matter, effectively ending the dispute.

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HoliMont Update Are You Off Your Rocker?

By Dan Balkin HoliMont Snowsports School You might be, especially if you have skis that are more than two years old. The “rocker” we refer to is from the latest evolution in ski design. Gentle reader: you may now roll your eyes and sigh. Yes, you have every right to believe this is another marketing gimmick. It’s not. In the Snowsports world, there are certain skiers in Ellicottville who have “street cred” – but lets call it “slope cred”. One such skier is Bruce Heine. Bruce is a race coach, a fully certified PSIA instructor, and a noted competitor on the local NAR (Niagara Adult Racing) circuit. Bruce is a HoliMont member who can be found ripping elegantly powerful turns down Greer Hill - or hanging in the Phoenix Room, where his son Dylan is one of our adaptive skiers. Most tellingly, Bruce is often seen skiing HoliMont’s most challenging slopes with Dylan and Mike Higgins, Dylan’s instructor and devoted friend. You get the picture. To be sure, Bruce has little room for improvement as a Dad. But when one of the

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the units would not be allowed, and the apartments would have to be a minimum of 500 square feet. The units planned are from 1,200 to 1,800 square feet. Although no specific minimum rental term was discussed, the question came up as to what would separate the apartments from a hotel. The mayor added that he would not want to see one-day rentals, although technically the zoning would allow it. R. Bacon said he believes the market is there for medium length rentals. The mayor said he is excited about the project because he hates to see buildings sitting empty. A request was made to Bob Simon, the Village Attorney, to draft a local law converting the zoning on the lot from industrial to VC-3. Mr. Simon said he would not be able to have the law ready by next month. A motion was made to hold a

smoothest, most elegant, and efficient skiers on the slopes looks even better - I take notice. Last season, I spent portions of chair lift rides craning my neck backwards to watch Bruce as he made a series of perfect round arcs on groomed snow, ice, bumps, or crud – just about anything short of skiing on porcelain. I made inquires. How are you doing this? Bruce, with his customary modesty, offered me some answers. But before we go there, we must digress. At the end of the ski day, we all place our skis base–to–base, lock our skis together and trudge toward home. If you have a pair of “rockered” skis and press them together, the tips of the skis will bulge slightlty outward, as if they are bent upwards – hence the term “rocker”. Imagine a pair of water skis – they are “rockered” significantly more at the tip and the tail than traditional snow skis. And that is the argument that famed extreme skier Scott Schmidt made to his ski company sponsor. He presented the idea that if snow skis were more akin to water skis that they would be much more user friendly on ski slopes (in other words, if

“rockered” tips on water skis are effective in absorbing lake motorboat wakes and natural waves, why would the same “rockered” tips not help absorb the undulating surface of ski slopes?) They ignored him. Undeterred, Schmidt grabbed a pair of water skis, sliced them in half, mounted alpine ski bindings on each half – and went extreme skiing on steep, gnarly slopes. He enlisted a fellow extreme skier to film the results – and the scales fell from the manufactures eyes. It was immediately evident from the video that rockered skis floated and danced in conditions where non-rockered skis floundered. This tangled tale leads us back to Bruce Heine. Last season, I asked Bruce to tell me what he thought of rockered skis – the following are my back of the envelope notes: #1 “Probably the most significant change in technology since the advent of shaped skis.” #2 “Rockered skis make one feel like you can ‘hover’ over your skis because they initiate so easily.” #3 “The ‘rocker’ allows the skier to feel the sensation of carving without a lot of effort. The ski is already ‘bent’ or ‘pre-flexed’ into a turn shape.” #4 “Bad Company was a brilliant live band in 1975.” (OK – Bruce did not say that, but it was nonetheless true) #5 “When its piley or lumpy, you don’t even feel it.” This year I bought my first pair of rockered skis. I wholeheartedly agree with everything Bruce had to say. In short, shaped skis were the first real revolution in ski design in the past twenty years. Now we also have shaped skis that are wider and rockered. These three innovations now work in unison to make skiing easier and more fun for the huddled masses.

public hearing on the proposal in March, which passed. DPW Report Illegal Use of Public Garbage Cans Harold Morten reported his crew has been filling potholes, plowing, and performing other maintenance. He mentioned a problem with people stuffing the public garbage cans downtown with bags full of their trash. He said they slam the lids down on the can with such force that they bend up the metal lids. It was pointed out that there is a public dumpster over by HoliMont, but not enough people know about it. The mayor pointed out that if a citizen sees someone using a garbage can illegally, they can report the license plate number to the village office and the police will issue a ticket. He added the registered owner is responsible for the ticket regardless of who was operating the vehicle. You have been warned. Status of Hughey Alley Directional There was further discussion of the status of Hughey Alley. There was discussion about

putting a convex mirror by the sidewalk where Hughey meets Monroe, but this solution seemed unworkable. A motion was made to table further discussion, which passed. A motion was made to hold a public hearing in February on making Hughey a one-way street from around the Verizon building to Monroe. The date for the hearing will be sent to businesses in the area, and announced in the papers. Village Use of Town Hall The mayor reported on the agreement between the town and the village concerning how much the village should pay the town for its use of Town Hall. The village uses only about 6% of the space exclusively; the rest is town only or common area such as the bathrooms and the upstairs meeting rooms. The agreement states the village will pay the town $7,000 per year for its portion of the building. The mayor asked for a motion to allow him to sign the agreement. The motion passed; they decided to set a public hearing next month to consider the village budget.

Movie Night @ Library “Despicable Me 2” Friday, January 24th at 6:30 pm “Despicable Me 2” will be shown on the large projector screen in the Community Room of the library on Friday, January 24th at 6:30 pm. Come join us for a family-friendly evening where admission, popcorn and a drink are all free! This movie is rated PG.

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Architectural Spotlight

Story and Photos By John Thomas Staff Writer

Three Days of the Condo

If you don’t remember, the movie Three Days of the Condor was a 1975 political thriller staring Robert Redford and Fay Dunaway. This Plum Ridge condo doesn’t have any political overtones that I can detect, but it is pretty thrilling. Located just steps to the slopes at HoliMont and in a complex that has its own tennis court; this is a place out of the ordinary. It starts when you walk through the door. A frosted glass panel in the door lets in the daylight to the walnut paneled entry. Here is an ideal mudroom with racks for skis, hooks and cubbies

for wet clothes and bench for getting in and out of boots. The handsome walnut woodwork continues throughout the home. From the floors to the window trim the warm wood tones set a cultured tone, making this more than just a skier’s crash pad. The mood continues in the living area. It’s illuminated buy a couple of skylights and a bank of widows that look out to the woods. But the most dominant feature is the stone hearth that holds the wood burning fireplace, and the HD TV that is cut into the stone. A glass paneled door leads to the deck. The dining area has a granite topped bar with a mirrored wine hutch. The dining table resides under a glass chandelier. In the

kitchen, the walnut cabinets provide a counterpoint to the granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Up a spiral staircase is an enclosed loft bedroom providing real quiet and privacy from the room below. Room has been made for a full bath in the loft. Downstairs on the lower level is the master suite which features a large closet and room for a king size bed. The master bath has a roomy corner shower stall. There is another bedroom here and a full bath as well. This is a condo geared for skiing, and it’s close to downtown Ellicottville with its many shops and summer festivals. Still, for all its crash pad convenience, it has the kind of polished, urbane atmosphere of a good thriller. Just watch out for the postman. For more information about this ski country end unit, contact Tina Dillon, GRI Licensed Sales Associate at ERA Team VP (Pictured Top, Left to Right) 1. This Plum Ridge condo is just a few steps to the slopes at Real Estate and HoliMont HoliMont. 2. Behind the dining table is a bar for easy entertaining. 3. The mater bedroomS Realty ERA at 716-474-5646. features a bath with a large corner shower stall. w A w o a A s a h t a i p d

a w (Pictured Left to Right) 1. On the left is the stone hearth with a wood-burning fireplace. Skylights help brighten the room. 2. The handsome walnut cabinets set off the granite counters and stainless steel appliances. 3. The entry is a mudroom with plenty of spots for skis boots and wet gear.

Memory Campaign Salute In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, the library currently has a display of five articles which detail local veterans and their experiences during the war. Copies of each article are available along with brochures for the Eldred World War II Museum which houses hard copies of these articles along with many displays, maps and artifacts.

Artwork At The Library

Currently we have artwork in our gallery area that was created by students at the Ellicottville Central School. There are sunflowers made with old CD discs, scarecrows and fish all made by elementary students. Come checkout these interesting pieces of art. A special “thank you” to the art teacher, Lillian Lechner, for sharing her student’s creations.

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It has been ten years since SSG Shawn Clemens died while serving his country in Afghanistan. He was killed with seven fellow comrades on January 29th, 2004, in an explosion in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Each year since his death, his family and friends in the community have celebrated the lives of these brave men with services at the Allegany Cemetery in Allegany, NY. This year, plans call for something a bit different. Shawn’s family is planning a benefit in his memory, with proceeds going to the

LEEK Preserve, which provides hunting, fishing and recreational experiences for disabled veterans. The benefit will be held next Saturday, January 25th at the Allegany American Legion Post 892, from 4-9 p.m. Shawn’s mother, Candace Clemens, explained that the first year after her son’s death, they just wanted to do something small, inviting some people over to say prayers. The following year, they were joined by AMVETS, and the American Legion gave a gun salute. “The past couple of years we’ve had the Patriot Guard there, along with AMVETS, the American Legion, and the Southern Tier Military Support Group. And we’ve had friends and family from all over New York State. The last few years we’ve had a luncheon afterward at the Bird Cage.” Candace noted that it’s been very cold for everyone outdoors every year. “I didn’t mind standing in the cold for an hour, because the guys are out there all the time in the cold, and if they can do it we can do it for an hour to honor them.” Her daughters, Kristen and Michele, wanted to do something indoors this year. “So they decided that we should have a party because Shawn loved parties, and they want everyone to have a good time. Not only do we want everyone to have a good time, we also wanted to do good for other people.” The family wanted to

do something to help the veterans. “We decided on the organization called LEEK because Shawn was a very avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and sports, and this would be a place where he would really enjoy going, if he were still here. The LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve is located in Oswayo, Pa. In the past few years, thousands of servicemen and women have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical disabilities. LEEK provides hunting and fishing facilities located on a 256-acre property, with hunting and fishing facilities designed for wheelchair and vehicle access. During their stay, visitors to LEEK are pampered with home cooked meals and partnered with experienced local outdoorsmen, many of whom are also veterans. LEEK stands for the names of the founders, Ed and Lewis Fisher, and their wives, Kate and Elaine. The January 25th Memorial Benefit for Shawn Clemens will feature a DJ, snacks, a Chinese Auction, 50-50’s, and various raffles. A small admission charge will be collected at the door. According to Candace Clemens, “We are hoping that you can help us in our endeavor by contributing to the fundraiser by way of a gift card, tickets, food, a gift basket, or items to be put in a basket for the raffle. Mrs. Clemens can be reached can be reached at 716-3729268, or at candaceeclemens@

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Inside Business Track EVL Ink and Apparel

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By Chad Neal Last April Fools Day (4/1/13) Vinnie “Chenzo” Bielli opened up the first tattoo parlor in Ellicottville. In the new plaza next to the new Kwik Fill next to The Village Wine Rack liquor store and EVL Cheese Company is EVL Ink and Apparel. An artist since childhood Bielli has taken his love of drawing and art and put it to popular use in the art of Tattooing. The growing mania with tattoos has made a huge impression on the popular culture of today. Though tattoos have been around for a couple thousand years all over the world, they have been looked down on by the upper echelons of society. As awareness and awakening have opened the eyes of the population more and more during these times, the idea of individuality has taken more of a role in the conventional faction of society. Tattoos are accepted more and more all over the country and the world. The Villager visited with Bielli at his shop to ask him a few questions and get under his skin a little. “Well, I’ve been drawing since I can remember. I was an artist before I was a

tattoo artist.” Bielli answered about his history in the field, “The whole tattoo thing kind of fell into my lap after high school.” Bielli explained that he didn’t necessarily plan on being in the discipline of tattoo art. He decided to give it a try several years back. “My first tattoo I ever did was on msyelf, and then after that all of my family members, nothing big, just small stuff to get my feet wet.” When asked how many tattoos he’s done so far, Bielli told the Villager he didn’t really have a count, but “it’s A LOT,” he said, “I wish I would have kept track of all of them.” Before opening EVL Ink and Apparel in Ellicottville Bielli worked up north in a tattoo shop. “The first shop I worked in was in West Seneca, “ he said, “that’s where I took my “Entered Apprentice!” and I worked there for four years. I also went over seas to an Island of Curacao, it’s next to Aruba. I did a bunch of tattoos there and it was awesome.” When asked about the most popular tattoos he’s worked on Bielli said, “The most requested tattoos are probably lettering. I love tattooing lettering, it’s

a lot of fun for me. I also love tattooing black and grey realistic things, like skulls and flowers, etc.” The other part of the shop is the apparel portion of the store. A different style than normally seen in the ski town, the clothes Bielli sells are stylish all the same. Bielli explained the clothing line in a few words during the interview with the Villager. “The clothing line is out of California. It’s all custom tattoo designs. It’s cool stuff. I just contacted them and they let me carry their line. I may take on some other lines in the future.” Since he has opened Bielli told the Villager that he hasn’t gone through many changes. “But I am always open for new ideas!” Many local folks have gone into EVL Ink and Apparel and received a new tattoo, only to show it off to all of their friends in town. Bielli has an intricate way of going about his technique. Completely hygienic and professional Bielli is impressive in his work. The buzz and sensation of the needle poking ink into one’s skin is all but a memory for the lasting creation Bielli places on your body.

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KRB will be playing at Balloons this Friday, January 17th at 7:00pm! The Kelly Richey Band features heavy, riff-soaked blues guitar driven head first into monster funk bass lines and rock/hip hop infused backbeats. Richey is a serious, no-holds-barred axe grinder. Setting up her band as a power trio -- (drums, bass, and guitar), showcases her solid, searing leads and masterful guitar chops. Playing live is where Richey shines, literally bringing down the house at every show she plays.

Salamanca Snowsnake Game Sat, Jan 25th 10:00am - Sun, Jan 26th 10:00am

A Snowsnake competition to see who can throw a snowsnake (a six-foot long specially prepared wooden stick) the furthest… at speeds that can reach over 100 miles an hour along a quarter-mile snow track, will be held on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 in Salamanca, NY. Snowsnake is an ancient Hodinöhsö:ni (Iroquois) game that is played in the winter months. Traditionally, it was a men’s game that was used to sharpen one’s hunting skills. Some say that it was once also used to send messages between communities. The game is highly competitive. Today, Native teams travel between territories to compete with each other. The event is free to the public and begins Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 11am at the Erie Rail Yard on North Main Street across from the Salamanca Rail Museum and runs until dusk. For more information about this competition, contact the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-258-8054 or visit (external link). Saturday •10:00 AM Kids aged 6-16 •11:00 AM 3rd Class •2:00 Mudcats Sunday •11:00 AM 3rd Class •2:00 Mudcats For more information on this event please visit

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As the cold and snow come to Western New York this winter, Seneca Casinos will make the indoors seem even more warm and inviting with a variety of world-class entertainers. In a line of blockbuster performances this winter at Seneca Allegany Events Center by rock icons Cheap Trick (December 29) and renowned insult comic Lisa Lampanelli (January 11), Grand Funk Railroad makes a return to the venue on Sunday, Jan. 26 for a 5 p.m. show. Tickets start at a value price of $20 and are on sale now. The classic rock band last performed at the venue in March 2012 to a sold-out crowd. Grand Funk Railroad was one of the top rock acts of the 1970s and audiences continue to enjoy the band’s high-energy hits from the past 45 years, such as “I’m Your Captain / Closer to Home,” “The Loco-motion,” “We’re An American Band” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” Tickets for all shows are available at Seneca Casino box offices,, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel is nestled at the foot of the majestic Allegheny Mountains along the New York/Pennsylvania border and is located off exit 20 of the Interstate 86 near U.S. Route 219. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guests can enjoy 2,000 slot machines and 33 table games, seven dining locations, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel with 413 deluxe rooms and suites, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool. Please visit (external link) for more information. For more information on this event please visit entertainment

OLEAN – The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a raffle during their Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Recreation Sports Show. The raffle includes a chance to win one of 3 prizes: GRAND PRIZE - 18 pc Cutco Cutlery Corp. Cutlery Set (Retail Value $1,079); 2nd PRIZE - Savage M111 Rifle, 30-06 caliber, Trophy Package, synthetic stock & Nikon 3-9X40 scope mount, hard case included (Retail Value $575); and 3rd PRIZE - Tubbs Snowshoe Package, Tubbs Xplore snowshoes, Tubbs 2-piece trekking poles, and Tubbs Snowshoe pack (Retail Value $200); plus additional KaBar hunting knifes.  Tickets are $5 or five for $20 with a limit of 500 tickets.  The drawing will be held January 26.  The prizes

were supplied by: Ron’s Gun recreational opportunities close Shop, Richburg, NY; CUTCO to home.   Exhibits will include Cutlery Corp., Olean, NY; Ka- camping, paddle sports, hiking, Bar Knives, Olean, NY and cycling, all-terrain vehicles, Country Squirrel Outfitters, hunting, snow and water-skiing, Ridgway, PA. snowmobiling, bird watching,   Back this year to the show, the fishing, and more!    show will feature ongoing dog   Vendors that have signed up to training seminars that feature date include: Allegany Mountain Jim Beverly’s team of dogs Resort, Buckles Agency, Inc., displaying their acute ability by Cattaraugus County Pistol Clerk, retrieving and working right at Country Squirrel Outfitters, the show.  Jim will be available Cutco KA-BAR Visitor Center, throughout the show for one on Eagle Dream Rehab Center, East one questions and tips.  Coast White Tails Enchanted   Whether coming off the big Mountains of Cattaraugus game season, enjoying winter County, Heartland Bowhunters, sports, gearing up for spring Kinzua Bridge State Park, KR fishing or looking to spend a fun Communications, Leisure Time day with family, everyone will Powersports, Microtel Inn & enjoy the third annual Greater Suites, National Wild Turkey Olean Outdoor & Rec Sports Federation, Pacific Mountain Show. It brings the whole of Farms, Retrieiver Training, great outdoors under one roof!  Ron’s Gun Shop, Southern The sports show will be held at Tier Outfitters , Southern Tier the Good Times Events Center, Polaris, TNT Communications, 800R East State Street, Olean; and WPIG-FM. Saturday, January 25, 10 AM   Admissions to the show are $3 to 5 PM, and Sunday, January adults and $2 students/seniors.  26, 10 AM to 4 PM. As more Only children 12 and under are individuals and families travel free with an adult.  For more shorter distances from home and information on the Greater take shorter vacations or mini- Olean Area Outdoor & Rec vacations, the Rec / Sports Show Sports Show or other GOACC will provide an opportunity events and activities, please call for the public to learn more GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or about a variety of outdoor email

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“Jobs For Heroes” Program Senetor Young Joins Senate Colleagues In Urging Passage Of Program home.

“Many service-disabled veterans will carry the scars of battle for the rest of their lives. The least we can do is make it possible for them to have a better chance of getting back on sound financial footing and having as positive of a lifestyle as possible as they continue the process of rehabilitation,” said Senator Young. Although the legislation has already passed the State Senate in previous years, its progress in the State Assembly has been stalled. However, in his State of the State address last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo voiced his support for the idea, boosting hopes that combined with the dedicated advocacy of Senator Young and her Senate colleagues, the measure will enjoy renewed potential this year. New Yorkers can sign a petition supporting the NY Jobs for Heroes program by clicking here [ petition-ny-jobs-heroesprogram]. “I was thrilled to hear the Governor talk about his support for the NY Jobs for Heroes Program in his State of the State speech. This makes me very hopeful that the Senate, Assembly, and Governor can work together to finally pass this long-overdue legislation this year. It has been too long in coming, and now is the time for this extremely worthy initiative for our veterans to become law,” said Senator Young.

Senate Bill 2803-B Would home to New York and have Provide Opportunities for opportunities to thrive as they Service-Disabled Veterans return to civilian life,” said ALBANY - Businesses Senator Young. owned by disabled veterans With one in seven veterans would achieve preference for being self-employed or owning procuring state contracts in a a small business, this legislation bill cosponsored by Senator could have widespread benefits Catharine Young (R, C, for thousands of New York I-Olean). State veterans. Forty-four other The NY Jobs for Heroes states have already enacted program mirrors a successful similar legislation. If enacted in federal initiative and would New York, the program would establish in New York State a be administered by the New three percent contract set-aside York State Division of Veterans for service-disabled veteran Affairs. businesses in obtaining state “Today’s veterans are the most contracting and subcontracting disproportionately underutilized opportunities. workforce in the country. Recent “We owe it to our veterans to unemployment figures show increase the job opportunities that unemployment rates among available to them. Too many post-9/11 disabled veterans are come home after serving our around ten percent, significantly country only to be unable to higher than the national average. find gainful employment. For In serving in the military, those who have sustained our veterans have already service-connected disabilities, demonstrated their strong work n the debt we owe is even greater. ethic and dedication to a job well This important bill is one way done. They now need a chance f we can ensure they can come to contribute when they come s e k , d , It has been brought our attention by Debbie Golley from the Ellicottville Sports d Booster Club that a company named 
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Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff In Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

As we enter Martin Luther King Weekend, we have experienced a cold, then warm January, excellent skiing, then OK skiing. In spite of spring like week we just experienced, our hard working snow crews, at both Holiday Valley and Holimont, have continued to keep the skiing quite good at both locations. Therefore, the really FUN times on the slopes here in Ellicottville, The FUN Capital of our part of the world, have played on quite well, allowing us all to enjoy the good times, so prevalent here in Ellicottville. After a wonderful start to 2014, music-wise, we are still on course this coming week with another excellent music and good time line-up. Starting today Thursday January 16, 2014 through Wednesday January 22, 2014 we will have eleven Bands, four DJ’s, one with a Karaoke Show, one Bad Ski Suit party, several nights of Sound System Events plus all the food and drink specials taking place in our neat clubs and restaurants for Ellicottville’s visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Our music parade kicks off tonight, THURSDAY January 16, with two bands and a DJ including a Karaoke Show. The FUN begins at 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill with Fred & Tuck on their music stage. We will hear acoustic, country, folk, to classic

rock music done in Bongo’s Freddie and RT Lives’ unique style. Again, another really neat Gin Mill Night of music FUN will happen. Then at 9:00 PM a winter tradition continues in Madigans with The Party Squad in house. The Party Squad, Buffalo’s premier and only Party Rock Band will have Mark and Dave for sure. Then maybe Nelson, Rick and or Joe will join in creating another really FUN night of wonderful classic rock N roll for all of us Party Squad Groupies to enjoy this Thursday night in Madigans, Ellicottville’s House of FUN. Thursday’s gigs round out in The PUB in Great Valley with DJ Felony doing his regular gig along with his FUN Karaoke Show. So as always, The PUB Patrons may be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times. Moving to FRIDAY when we will have two bands, two DJ’s and a Bad Ski Suit Party available for us all to enjoy. The FUN begins at 7:00 PM in Balloons with The Kelly Richey Band, a new band for Ellicottville, ROCKIN The House. KRB, as they are also known features, and we quote from their website, “Heavy, riff-soaked blues guitar driven head first into monster funk bass lines and rock/hip-hop infused backbeats. This three-piece trio brings unparalleled energy and brilliant musicianship to the stage with their melding blues, rock and funk”. WOW, this really sounds great. Following The Kelly Richey Band, DJ Mo Chuck will keep the party & good times rolling from Balloons Sound & Light Booth with his neat danceable selection of tunes and totally unusual & FUN conversation till close Returning to 9:00 PM Friday in The Gin Mill where RT Live will be on stage doing his acoustic version of many folk rock classics and country rock tunes. When billed as RT Live, RT should be a solo act.

However, sometimes one or two other musicians join in creating an even more FUN Gin Mill music night. Then at 10:00 PM Friday Madigans will light up with their Bad Ski Suite Party. This neat party, sponsored by Red Bull, will also feature music by The Wrong Crowd who will be running the show and creating the FUN times that always happens when Madigans does one of their theme parties. So get dressed up in your oldest or most outrageous ski suite. Then stroll on down to Madigans and enjoy this FUN Party Night. We now move to SATURDAY, a four band and one DJ evening of music and good times. We get started at 3:00 PM in The T Bar of Holiday Valley’s Lodge with Joe Wagner & Friends doing their wonderful acoustic folk to southern rock show. Acoustic versions of everything from Marshall Tucker to The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band along with most any and everything in between will happen this Saturday in The T Bar. Then back in The Village at 5:00 PM Balloons will host the return of Maria Aurigema. Maria is an energetic, gutsy, hard driving, original, blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, who was here for last summers’ Blues/ Jazz Fest. She has opened for groups such as Foreigner, Blue Oyster Cult, Edgar Winter, Foghat plus several more. Maria enjoys an enthusiastic following that will make this Balloons gig even more FUN. Following Maria Aurigema DJ Flakey or if you wish Chatty Frank, The Total Party Monster, will be back on Party Continuation Duty in Balloons Sound & Light Booth doing FUN chatter and neat danceable tunes till close. Then at 9:00 PM Saturday’s final two bands will begin. First, Leon & The Forklifts will be

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Harley Story From Cover Gowanda Harley-Davidson® is once again taking over Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, Saturday, January 25, 2014, for Harley-Day Valley 2014. This one-day event is fully dedicated to learning how to ski, how to ride, and just getting out of the house for the biggest cabin fever party of the season. Tim McKeever, Marketing Manager at Gowanda HarleyDavidson®, says after the success of last year, returning to Holiday Valley was a nobrainer. “Last year we asked ourselves, ‘Where are the people in the winter time, and how do we get everyone together to have an amazing party?’, and that’s when we came up with the idea of teaming up with Holiday Valley to throw the biggest cabin fever party of the season. We weren’t quite sure on how the turnout would be, but it was so successful last year that we immediately sat down with Holiday Valley to start planning 2014.” McKeever goes on to share that even if you’re not into skiing or motorcycles, you’ll still want to come out. “This is all about fun and getting together with new and old friends. Over 800 people came out for last


Cont. From Cover plot also included the installation of shields on the offending lights. The plot showed that even with the shields, the light levels still do not drop off to an acceptable level on the other side of an imaginary line placed five feet on the other side of the property line from the lights. The standard for an acceptable light level at that location is 0.1 foot-candles, or about equal to the light level before dawn. (Non-illuminated objects can be distinguished). It was pointed out that the south end of the property has a minimal variance. It was the western property line that had the larger variance, up to 1.3 foot-candles of illumination, with most of the problems stemming from the light by the ATM. Federal regulations require a substantial amount of lighting around an ATM. It was shown that even those light levels drop off at the area of the creek that abuts the property. The first question from the board revealed the level of frustration the board was feeling. “Why are we here?” asked the board chair. He went on, “you changed it, now we are sitting here again.” Mr. Wood stated they were unaware of the changes in the lights until the construction was done. This did not seem to please the board as one of them asked, “Are there any other changes you’ve made that you didn’t tell us about?” Neither Mr. Miranda nor Wood had an answer. It didn’t take the board long to point out several items that had been shown on the plans that varied from what was constructed. Among them were:


Cont. From Page 9 in Madigans Up-Stairs Party Bar. This four-piece group who bill themselves as “The Sultans of Swing, Rock N’ Roll and The Blues” were here just before New Years Eve. They have played in most of the popular venues in Buffalo and have done several Madigans gigs. The show they put on is excellent. Madigans, for sure, will be a FUN music and party venue this Saturday night. Also at 9:00 PM, The JB Martin Band will be ROCKIN The Gin Mill with what we believe will be Honky Tonk Oldies to Retro Rock N Roll tunes from the fifties and sixties. This band, formally known a Ray D. O’Flyer, which was, and we are sure still is, a really FUN Party Promoting Band. So The

year’s party. There was so many people, Holiday Valley ran out of ‘refreshments’ for the very first time. Biker or not, you’ll want to come out for this day. But, if you happen to love bikes, you’ll want to come check out over a half dozen new and museum bikes that will be on display, including the all-new 2014 Harleys®, which feature 100’s of new changes.” Gowanda Harley-Davidson® will feature their Jumpstart™, where you can take an actual Harley® for a stationary ride with no experience required. “We take a real Harley, place it on the Jumpstart, and while overlooking the slopes of Holiday Valley while on the 2nd floor heated deck of the Lodge, you can take our Harley® for a ride, for free. We’ll even teach you how to start, run through the gears, and get on and off a worldfamous Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.” McKeever said. Holiday Valley and Gowanda Harley-Davidson® are even teaming up to throw a big Miller Lite™ Party Saturday from 3pm-7pm inside the Holiday Valley Lodge on the second floor. There’s live music with The Strangers, lots of Harley® giveaways, Miller™ prize, Holiday Valley prizes and more. Plus, Gowanda HarleyDavidson® is bringing back the popular, custom Harley®-Day Valley event t-shirts, exclusive for this event. Saturday also features three live radio broadcasts from

95.7 WPIG, 105.9 WGWE and 96 Kix Country. Holiday Valley will be on hand offering discounts on learn-to-ski packages, plus accommodations are available for the weekend by contacting the Inn at Holiday Valley at 716699-2336. Gowanda HarleyDavidson® will even have their street team on the slopes passing out prizes for randomly-selected winners who are skiing and snowboarding. “We’re known to have some really cool prizes at this event, and I’m excited to announce that on top of the cool Harley®, Holiday Valley and Miller™ prizes, we’ll be giving away tickets to see Grand Funk Railroad and Travis Tritt at the Seneca Allegany Casino.” McKeever announced. Must be present to win tickets. Sign up for your chance to win at the registration table inside the Lodge. Winners will be announced at 6:45pm on the 25th. Harley®-Day Valley 2014 is at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, Saturday, January 25th from 9am-7pm. Doors for the event open at 9am, Harley-Day Valley gear goes on sale at the same time. Limited sizes and styles available. Radio broadcasts from 10am-12pm. Jumpstart runs all day. The Miller Lite party begins at 3pm and the event wraps up at 7pm. You can learn more by visiting the event page at, or logging onto GowandaHarley. com

the fire pit had been moved from its shown location and several columns and planters around the patio that had been shown on the plans, have yet to be installed. This put the developers a bit on the defense. Mr. Miranda pointed out that they had built the development reflecting 99% of what is shown on the plans. He went on, “We’ve had good relations with the communities we are in…We don’t bait and switch.” It was pointed out that the ZBA had received a letter from John Northrup, whose property boarders the development to the north. In it he stated he has no objection to the light spillage onto his property. At this point the public hearing was closed. The chair opened the regular meeting of the ZBA to discuss the matter further. Town Planner Carol Horowitz had reviewed the new photometric plot and the request for the variance. She said there are five tests for approving the variance. They are: A: Whether an undesirable change will be produced in the character of the neighborhood or a detriment to nearby properties will be created by the granting of the area variance. B:  Whether the benefit sought by the applicant can be achieved by some method, feasible for the applicant to pursue, other than an area variance. C: Whether the requested area variance is substantial. D: Whether the proposed variance will have an adverse effect or impact on the physical or environmental conditions in the neighborhood or district. E: Whether the alleged difficulty was self-created, which consideration shall be relevant to the decision of the board, but shall not necessarily preclude the granting of the area variance.

In her comments Horowitz concluded that the installation of shields on the lights would not produce and undesirable change in the character of the neighborhood. She felt it would not be feasible to force Miranda to replace the lighting with the type shown on the original plan, and that the requested variance was not substantial. Horowitz felt that although there will be some light spillage on the property to the west, it would not adversely affect any future development. Finally she said that although the “difficulty” was self-created it was not enough to deny the variance. However the board was mindful that they had already created a variance to allow the building to be built closer to the road than the codes allow. This was why the board had requested both planters and columns be built as a measure of safety. At one point a board member said, “If you change the plan from what was shown in the original variance, the variance is null and void.” A motion was made to approve the variance contingent on three items: 1) that they obtain approval from the planning board for any changes to the site plan, especially the planters and columns, 2) that the actual light levels not vary from what is shown on the new photometric plot, and 3) that shields will be installed on the light fixtures as indicated on the Photometric drawing prior to the issuance of a permanent Certificate of Occupancy. They further stipulated that the Planning Board should grant approval based on what they feel is best for the community in terms of the revisions to the planters and columns, and the beauty and safety issues at the development. The motion passed on a four to one vote.

Gin Mill will be continuing on with the FUN Times that always happen on their band nights. SUNDAY, besides the final two NFL games leading up to The Super Bowl, will also have a band performance. Fred & Tuck will take the stage at 7:00 PM in The Gin Mill for the second time this week, doing their acoustic, country, folk, to classic rock music show. Again, another super Gin Mill Night of music & FUN is on the way. Moving to next week, MONDAY should be music free. Madigans Church On Monday is on hold for a while. The Reverend Jack has some back logged art work to get caught up on. Therefore, this neat night of original Honky Tonk to Rock A Billy music will be put on hold for a while. We will check in weekly to keep all updated. Then on TUESDAY at 7:00 PM The Twobadours will be back in The Gin Mill doing

their acoustic southern rock to country music show. Red Gray and RP Jones continue perform this excellent show that has made Tuesday a great & FUN music night in The Gin Mill. Their show includes everything from The Statler Brothers to Marshall Tucker and all the artists that are from the same era. WEDNESDAY at 8:00 PM our week’s final music gig will happen in The Gin Mill when Joe Wagner & Friends will return for their second gig of the week. This long running, traditional, acoustic folk to southern rock music show is wonderful. One or more other local musicians, such as Gary London and or Retro Lil Joey will join Joe as his friends, making the music & good times in The Gin Mill even better. This show, Ellicottville’s longest running music gig, is truly great. We will see you there. C U Round The Music Scene Good Stuff No Worries

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Community Calender January 25 Harley-Day Valley 2014 Ellicottville - Join in the fun at the biggest biker party of the winter with Gowanda Harley Davidson being held at Holiday Valley. This year the frosty festivities will be on January 25th inside the beautiful Lodge. Expect hourly giveaways, live music, amazing food and drinks, and grand prize giveaways from both Harley and Holiday Valley! The Jumpstart will be there which is a real Harley Davidson bike combined with a specially designed stationary support that won’t tip over. This gives inexperienced riders a chance to test out the thrill of riding a Harley! Free for all so be sure to attend! For more information on this event please visit http://

February 1 Winter Fun at Pfeiffer Nature Center Portville - Come enjoy the winter weather at January 25 & 26 Pfeiffer Nature Center! Play in the snow! Make Olean Area Sports and Outdoor Show 2014 merry with fun runs in boots or snowshoes, Olean - The Greater Olean Area Chamber of building creatures with snow (or clay if there Commerce announced that the 5th annual is no snow), and sledding down the hills at the Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Nature Center. Why stay cooped up? Come Show will be held January 25, 26, 2014 at the to the Pfeiffer Nature Center for winter fun! new entertainment and rec center, Good Times For more information on this event please visit of Olean.

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February 6 – 9 Olean Theatre Workshop Presents To Kill a Mockingbird Olean - The Pulitzer-Prize winning “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be the third show of the season. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will play Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington Street Theatre. February 7 – 8 Seneca Allegany Casino Presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series 2014 Salamanca - The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel on Feb. 7 and 8 with AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

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The villager ellicottville jan16 22,2014 volume 9 issue 03  
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