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January 26 & 27 Gowanda Harley-Davidson and HV Host a Weekend of Learning to Ski & Ride By Nicholas Pircio 95.7 FM, WPIG

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

THE HEAVENLY CHILLBILLIES Thursday, January 17th, 9PM THE OZONE RANGERS Friday, January 18th, 7-11PM SANDI PACK & EAST OF EDEN Saturday, January 19th, 5-10PM POPA CHUBBY Sunday, January 20th, 6PM

New Sound Stage, New Menu, Great Music!!


We’ve all heard the expression, “A good time was had by all.” Yes, it’s a cliché. But it promises to be a fact when Gowanda Harley-Davidson visits Holiday Valley for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, January 26th and 27th. Harley-Day Valley aims to be a weekend fully dedicated to learning to ski, learning to ride, and just getting out of the house. Harley-Day Valley is the first event of its kind for both Gowanda HarleyDavidson and Holiday Valley. Tim McKeever, Marketing Manager at Gowanda Harley-Davidson, says the event is geared toward the entire family. “Whether you ski or ride, you won’t want to miss out on this fun time.” Jane Eshbaugh, Chief Marketing Officer at Holiday Valley, agrees. Eshbaugh says that the idea began last

On Saturday, Harley-Day Valley starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m. Sunday hours are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. You can learn more about the event by logging onto

year, when Gowanda Harley Davidson contacted Holiday Valley. She notes that this coming summer, a Hog rally will be coming to Ellicottville and Holiday Valley. This led to the two

businesses deciding to do something they (motorcyclists) are regular family together. Eshbaugh says she’s come to people just like everybody else. They learn more about bikers and the biking are very much our customers. So we community. “I am not a motorcycle See HARLEY page 11 rider, but I have come to learn that

Town ZBA Meeting

Terrain Parks for Kids

The progress of Tim Hortons planned for Route 219 was questioned during the meeting. Although it was originally expected to open in January, work on water and sewer systems has delayed the opening until spring.

This ski season has seen effort put forth by both Holiday Valley and HoliMont to provide unique new elements to their prospective beginner terrain parks. Holiday Valley introduced “The Outpost” log building in the beginners Terrain Garden Park which is located at the base of the Shool Haus East slope. Over at HoliMont, in-house Park Crew members built and installed a large turtle element named the “Turtle Box” at their Half Moon beginner terrain park located near the top of Sunset slope.

Board Discusses Variances to Homes/Hortons Progress

Local Ski Areas Educate Safe Snowboarders

January 27 @ 5 PM THE FAB FOUR Feburay 10 @ 5 PM


February 22 - 24th KANSAS

March 24 @ 5 PM

Tickets Go On Sale Dec. 31 CLINT BLACK Saturday, March 9 @ 7 PM Tickets Start at $20 RON WHITE Saturday, April 6 @ 7 PM Seneca Allegany Events Center

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The board set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Feb. 7 on an area variance for Proposed changes to a 219 home are changes proposed by James Shook to progressing, while further information his Route 219 home. Shook would is awaited on another. Those are the like to progress with new siding, results of a recent Ellicottville Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. See ZBA page 11

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Boarding for Breast Cancer; February 16, 2013

In this Issue

of families who were boarders and likewise, their children were starting It all began around five years ago. out on snowboards too. Although Local resort operators started to notice a gradual increase in the number See PARKS page 11

Village Planning Board Meeting Tuesday’s Permit Hearing Illuminates Problems

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

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By Leo McCarthy

Public Hearings At the Village Planning Board Monday night there were three public hearings conducted. The first was to consider a special use permit for a medical billing company to move into Ellicottville Square. Second, to allow attorney Kathleen Moriarty to establish a law office and apartment in the old Bruce Candles building, and third to allow Rachael Northrup to establish a burrito restaurant in the bike shop on Washington. The public hearings were

held consecutively. Bill Sprague was on hand to explain the medical billing business. He said they would be a nine to five type business, and that they will have five full time employees, although he didn’t know if that would include locals. A woman who lives on Fillmore rose to address the board with her concerns about the new sign at the entrance to the bowling alley. She said she and some of her neighbors have had to close their drapes or blinds to keep out the light form the sign. She pointed out that the lights are on 24/7 and also felt the sign was not in compliance with Village rules and asked to go on

the record with her concerns. Mr. Sprague said the sign was unfinished and that its base would be planted with landscaping in the Spring. Both chair women Nancy Rogan and Mr. Sprague said they would check the sign at night to see what might be done. Rogan asked if any of the public there had any questions about the medical billing business, there were none so the public hearing was closed. Kathleen Moriarty rose to address a previously expressed concern about parking around the building she’s See VILLAGE page 9

Town Board Meeting Together with The Boardroom, the fifth annual B4BC board-a-thon will be held on February 16, 2013. Activities in the name of breast cancer awareness will include special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women snowboarders and skiers, local shop demos, a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and Chinese auctions and an awards reception party.

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Live at Balloons January 20th at 6PM Horowitz adopted the name Popa Chubby in 1990 during a jam with Parliament-Funkadelics Bernie Worrell. He was singing a song called Popa Chubby and he pointed at me, he says. Given Horowitz’s dimensions and his proclivity for getting audiences excited, the tag fit......

Co-Op Sale Update

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer Funding for East Tank Project Town Supervisor John Burrell opened the Town Board meeting with the good news that the town has received a grant from the Empire State Development Corporation for $268,000 for funding the East Tank Project. Burrell went on to mention an email he received from the State Comptroller’s office in Albany, it said the town’s budget for 2012 was “materially within” the

state mandated 2% increase allowed for all town budgets. The privilege of the floor was granted to Crystal Arbers, Director of the Economic Development Planning and Tourism Commission for Cattaraugus County. She advised the board on the many services the commission has for communities in the county. The Supervisor’s reports were accepted as submitted. Supervisor’s Report/Financial Report Supervisor Burrell submitted his Supervisors Report and the 2012

Financial Report, copies of both are available at the town office. Burrell reported that the sale of the Co-Op Extension building will be closing on Friday the 18th; “The building will become ours,” he said. He related a phone call he had with Judge Markey, who is in charge of the circuit courts in Western New York. Burrell had asked him about the money that had been allocated to build an elevator for handicapped access in Town Hall. Burrell suggested the money See TOWN page 9

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This house is great! Everything has been redone so just move in and relax! Being sold furnished. Low low taxes! Huge lot for the kids or add a garage with income apartment. $ 89,900

Beautiful end unit in wonderful Wildflower. Well kept and furnished with gas FP. Murphy bed too. Sliding doors to patio facing Holiday Valley and ski slopes/ golf. $ 124,900

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Publisher’s Word “Love Those 3 Day Weekends!” The timing couldn’t be more perfect – the slopes are groomed, the sun is out, normal January temps (whatever that is!) and a nice, long holiday weekend. Does it get any better? Three-day weekends in Ellicottville are truly a blessing. It makes all the difference to those who travel in from out of town. Friday night driving can be exhausting, and to be able to stay over on Sunday night and have fun all day Monday is a real bonus! The village will once again be busy with skiers, shoppers, diners and those who come just to watch other people having fun. Personally, I can’t wait! Make sure you take a moment on Monday to remember and

memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 27th anniversary of his federal holiday. Dr. King encouraged all Americans to come together to strengthen their communities and acknowledge dignity and respect for all who live within them. He realized that service was the “great equalizer” and preached tolerance, peace and equality as the most important traits a person can possess. His spirit is indeed very much alive in this wonderful community we call home. So, dear readers, please remember the reason for our nice early winter break, but by all means get out there and enjoy all our area has to offer! Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer

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Howard Gifford ..... January 19th Carson Hoag ..... January 20th Bonnie Koschir ..... January 22nd Bernie Auer ..... January 23rd

PARKING BAN “NO PARKING” On Monroe & Washington Streets from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 1st thru March 31st


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 2687 - Year to date 6423!


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Totally renovated Village home w/ endless possibilities. 2 separate dwellings in one containing 9 bdrms, 6 ½ ba’s plus 4 F/P’s. Fitness area w/ hot tub plus sauna. Large garage w/ circular concrete driveway for parking. $799K


Newer 4 bdrm, 3 ba home w/ oversized garage ready to move right in. Sold furnished & equipped including game room with pool table. The open concept through out gives you the feel new buyers are looking for today. Asking $289K

Wildflower Units Starting in the Low $80’s

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The Littlest Dunk! Congrats Brian & Kalea Dunkleman

We have a new Dunkleman in this world!!! Congratulations Brian and Kalea Dunkleman on the birth of Jackson Wyatt Dunkleman on January 11, 2013. Joining us weighing 4 lbs 14 ozs and 18 inches long. Brian grew up in Ellicottville and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. Jane Dunkleman is the proud Grandma.

Happy Birthday Trish! Trish Naber celebrated her 70th Birthday Party at EVL Bowling January 10. The party was a surprise birthday organized by her husband, Brian and included many of her dear friends. What a great way to celebrate with bowling and pizza and by the smile on her face, you can tell she had a great time.

Boy Scout Troop 652 Helping Out And Giving Back To Our Community

Tuesday, January 8, local Troop 652 gave back a little to the community that has supported them. They shoveled and clear 32 of the village’s fire hydrants in prep for the coming freeze-thaw cycle that could hamper fire-fighting efforts. 100% of the Troop’s boys turned out and in a little over an hour had the job done and were back at Coffee Culture for a rest and some “Hot C” (chocolate).

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Holiday Valley Update Boarding for Breast Cancer; February 16, 2013

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Together with The Boardroom, the fifth annual B4BC board-a-thon will be held on February 16, 2013. Activities in the name of breast cancer awareness will include special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women snowboarders and skiers, local shop demos, a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and Chinese auctions and an awards reception party. Proceeds from Holiday Valley’s B4BC event will go to the Buffalo area’s Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days and Boarding for Breast Cancer Awareness Programs. Fundraising Goal for 2013...$20,000. Our first 4 years have raised a total of almost $40,000, and with your help we know we can do this! Event Schedule : 8:30-10:30 Registration in the Birdie Room, top floor of the Holiday Valley Lodge • 10:30 Women’s Clinics: Freeride, Park and Learn to Ride. Meet in the Birdie Room. • 12:00 Silent Auction Begins in the Birdie Room • 12:30 Tribute Ride Down Mardi Gras. Register at Mt. Warming Hut at noon. $10

donation. • 1:00 Breast Trick Contest in the Rail Park • 3:30 Awards, Reception, Auction in the Birdie Room, upstairs in the Holiday Valley Lodge • All Day - visit the B4BC cancer outreach awareness tent and the demo tents on the Resort Services Center Plaza Here’s how you can help... Whether you’re a snowboarder or skier (or just a really nice person) we welcome everyone to become a fundraiser for the cause. The top 3 fundraisers will win special a B4BC prizes. You don’t have to participate in the clinic or park event to be a fundraiser. You can also visit The Boardroom to make a donation. The Boardroom has embraced this event for several years and they help bring in tons of product for prizes and the great auction on the day of the event. Join a snowboarding clinic and/or the terrain event. The morning women’s clinics include a learn to ride, learn to park and general freeriding clinics. AASI Snowboard Clinicians will be leading the clinic this year! The afternoon park event is open to men and women, snowboarders and

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free skiers. Entry is $40 for the clinics and/or the event. Join the Tribute Ride down Mardi Gras at 12:30 on Saturday. Register at the Mountain Top Warming Hut at noon. We are looking for a sponsor of the commeroative item that the riders will carry during the parade. The ‘Pink Lift Ticket Option’ When you purchase a lift ticket starting February 1, you can donate a dollar to the cause and receive a pink ribbon sticker for your ticket or season pass. Pink Silicone Bracelets will be available for $2 in Customer Service. Visit John Harvard’s Brew House in February for cool B4BC t-shirts. The B4BC Auction will be held on February 16 on the top floor of Holiday Valley Lodge! Chinese and silent auctions will start at noon for unique items and several themed baskets. For the Chinese auction you purchase tickets then drop them in the cans in front of the item you hope to win. For the silent auction you put your name and bid amount on a sheet, then the highest bidder wins. Become a Holiday Valley B4BC Event Sponsor! Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youthfocused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. Our mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle. We have great sponsorship opportunities to give you and your business great exposure to Holiday Valley customers.

Camp Good Days Women’s Oncology Program A portion of the proceeds from Boarding for Breast Cancer will be donated to the Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days and Special Times. The organization fosters support and provides women who are dealing with cancer the opportunity to share life experiences. Designed by women, for women, the Women’s Oncology Program addresses the risks, fears, and barriers of everyday life most women face during and after

diagnosis and treatment. All of the Women’s Oncology Program sessions strive to help women strengthen and rebuild their physical and emotional well-being through group and individual activities. The Women’s Oncology Adventure Program is a weekend camping experience for women ages 18+ who have dealt with cancer from recent diagnosis to remission. Opportunities may include waterfront activities such as fishing, boat rides, and

swimming, as well as rock climbing, Ropes Course and other outdoor experiences. Programs take place at the Camp Good Days’ Recreational Facility, located on 13 ½ acres of waterfront property, on the shores of Keuka Lake, in the Village of Branchport, Yates County, New York. Visit b4bc to become a fundraiser, to download a registration for the park event and clinic, and to become an event sponsor.

Safety Awareness Week National Safety week occurs every year in January. This year, 2013 National Safety week takes place January 19th to January 27th. Many Ski Areas across the country participate in Safety Week to educate skiers and snowboarders about being safe, and to use common sense on the slopes. We are geared up and ready for Safety Awareness Week 2013 at Holiday Valley.

We have some fun and educational activities planned for all ages. Safety Awareness Week Activities: 1- Spin to Win: Spin the wheel to learn and answer questions with Guest Services Staff to win prizes. 2 - Cash Chair-Safety Patrol will select guests and while riding up the chair, guests will answer a series of safety questions to earn a Holiday Valley gift certificate or

consolation prize. 3 - Safety Patrol Scavenger HuntGuests will find and approach at least 4 different Safety Patrollers on the hill. Safety Patroller will ask the guest a safety awareness question. Four correct answers from different safety patrollers will earn a prize. 4- Coloring contest: Young guests in our Creekside Children’s Program will participate in a coloring contest.

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It goes without saying that a large part of Ellicottville’s mystique is the two ski areas in town. Having two excellent options with so much skiable terrain has allowed Ellicottville to grow and prosper in ways that, 50 years ago, people probably never even imagined. As we all know now, one of the things that goes hand-in-hand with living in a ski town is getting immersed into a vibrant après ski scene. HoliMont, which has always been known for its lively postskiing festivities, recently had a trio of celebrations that showcased what the social side of HoliMont is all about. On January 5th HoliMont hosted its annual New Member Party where the newest additions to the HoliMont family came with their families for a meet-and-greet night in the Chalet. This early season get-together is always a fantastic way for families who are new to the Club to learn more about HoliMont and start meeting new friends. This season it was the kids who

were really making the most of the party. With approximately 50 children fueled by cookies from Dina’s at the Mont, it was a lively affair to say the least. Naturally, the excitement level went into overdrive when the Mountain Crew showed up with 3 SnoCats to offer groomer rides up Exhibition for all the kids. At that point, even some of the adults got excited and got in on the action. Less than a week later, on Friday the 11th, the annual Member’s Day celebration took place in the Sunrise room. Each season this potluck lunch celebration attracts Member’s from all generations. They broke bread, shared stories of HoliMont yesteryear, showed younger Members old Polaroid photos of what the Chalet used to look like and how the Club has evolved over the years. Organized by Member’s Al and Hannelore Stocker, this event has become a favorite amongst those who enjoy reminiscing about all things HoliMont. The following day, the

Hot Tips for Cold Days

By Dan Balkin perspiration can contribute to HoliMont Snowsports cold feet while skiing. If your School feet are more prone to sweating while skiing, it is an excellent One can only approach idea to switch to a new pair of Mother Nature with awe and socks at lunch. reverence. That said, I’m • Buy real ski socks – the writing this article to lay down thinner the better. Almost a challenge. Please, Mother all good skiers ski in thin ski Nature, let it get really cold socks. Thicker socks and ski for string of days in January so boots are bad combination as that the ground will freeze and they tend to bunch up a create our heroic snowmaking and pressure points on the feet. grooming crews (who often Given that your ski boots fit work while we sleep) can finish correctly, thinner socks wont what they started. I have never pinch the arteries at the top of feuded with Mother Nature, so your feet that keep warm blood I’m hoping that she will heed flowing through your lower my request. When it does get extremities. really cold, here are a few tips • Like all technology, boot and tricks that I have learned heaters have continued to while whiling away the greater improve. If you are perennially part of my lost youth at ski plagued by cold feet – boot areas. heaters are invaluable. Rule #1 – While skiing, • Have some means to dry warm feet always trump hot your ski boot liners. If you put legs. the boots away wet, and the • Wait until you are about to next day is cold – that moisture ski to put on your ski socks. will create cold feet sooner Your feet will start to perspire than you can say “ It is ok to if you have your ski boots sprinkle a wee drop of water on indoors (eating breakfast into single malt scotch because etc.) or if you are walking or it opens up flavors that were driving to the ski area. That not evident by drinking the

HoliMont Board of Directors hosted its Annual Cocktail Party. This seasonal celebration, which is open to Members and Non-Members, is always an excellent way to meet and greet HoliMont Members, Ellicottville dignitaries, and people just looking to have a good time and some good food. Dina’s at the Mont provided an excellent selection of food and beverages and by the end of the evening, everyone left feeling full, happy and looking forward to the next day on the slopes. Skiing and snowboarding are the things that bring us together here at HoliMont but what gives this Club its true vibe is the unique way that the social structure has evolved over the years. It is a testament to a very dedicated Membership, many of whom feel just as strongly about the idea of being able to share ski-stories with some of their closest friends at the end of the day as they do about being able to make those stories on the slopes during the day.

whiskey straight up.” Well maybe you would actually have to say that twice – but you get the idea. I use a ski boot specific portable fan that I can insert in both boots at night. Taking your liners out at night is another option – but that is often a cumbersome process and it creates a lot of wear and tear on your liners if you do it all the time. • Don’t ever put your ski boots in front of a fire. The last time that I was multi-tasking by sprinkling water into a glass and gazing affectionately at my ski boots I had an epiphany: Ski boots are made out of plastic!!! Plastic gets weird when it is overheated. Ski boots that morph into new shapes through overheating tend to be uncomfortable. This is especially true if one of the great boot fitters in town has grinded, punched, or otherwise adjusted your ski boot so that you can ski in blissful comfort – overheating your boots can undo their expert modifications. • Don’t stow your ski boots in the trunk on the drive to the ski area. The warmer and drier your boots are when you put them on – the longer you will ski in comfort on a cold day. • A product called the “Dryguy Ski Bootglove” also works great on cold days. It is a neoprene “bootglove” that effortlessly attaches over your ski boots. It really helps to hold the heat within your boots. Rule #2 – Don’t ever let Vladimir Putin get mad at you. None of these tips work in Siberia. Here’s hoping that you have a blissful and gulag-free life.

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Aardvark Has Moved Home Decore Store Moves Into The Village

Dekdebruns Demo Day

Did you notice? Aardvark, the eclectic home decor store has relocated. It is now at 25 Washington Street. For more information you can contact Aardvark at aardvarkinfo@ or call 716-699-6092. Visit them online at

New Salon

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Debbie & Jessica Halloran standing in front of their new signage. All the signs and cabinets were created by Tim Halloran, Debbie’s husband and Jessica’s father.

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Dekdebruns Ski Shop set up at the base of Mardi Gras at Holiday Valley on Saturday, January 12. Photos by Gary Kinn.

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Saturday, January 12, Jonny Barber welcomed everyone to come celebrate his new location at 11-13 Elizabeth Street Unit 4E with him. Photos by Gary Kinn.

t h m and corporate war-mongeringl (Young Men). After tipping hisC hat to Hendrix with the three-C disc Electric Chubbyland setn and tour in 2006 and 2007,w Popa Chubby’s subsequent threew albums including 2010s Thea Fight Is On have chronicled hisfi desire to reconnect with his rocka and blues roots while pushingc both genres boldly into the futureb a task expertly accomplished by an extraordinary blend ofc song craft, musicianship and personality in Back To New York City that telegraphs the message what you hear is what you get. People look at me and expect a certain thing, Popa Chubby reflects, and don’t realize there’s more behind the picture. They see a big, burly guy with tattoos, and they expect to get beat over the head. And you will get beat over the head, but you’ll also get rocked to sleep, and there’ll be poetry in there too.

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Horowitz adopted the name Popa Chubby in 1990 during a jam with ParliamentFunkadelics Bernie Worrell. He was singing a song called Popa Chubby and he pointed at me, he says. Given Horowitz’s dimensions and his proclivity for getting audiences excited, the tag fit. Following two initial albums on his own Laughing Bear label, he was signed to Sony’s briefly revived O-Keh Records, the one-time imprint of Mamie

Smith, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and other influential blues and jazz artists. Popa Chubby came into his own as a songwriter with 2002s The Good, The Bad & the Chubby with the affectingly sincere post-9/11 testimonial Somebody Let the Devil Out. His next album, 2004’s inspired Peace, Love, and Respect upped the ante as an election year protest album with hard-cutting tunes about First Amendment rights (Un-American Blues)


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Up Close & Personal Travis Carlson; An Up and Coming Auteur

Travis Carlson is a filmmaker, author, producer and actor. He’ll be finishing college at Buffalo State this year. Some of his films can be found at

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At the tender age of twentytwo Travis Carlson has already had some life experiences that many people go their entire lives without. He has visited: China, South Africa, Japan, Cambodia, and Viet Nam, to name a few. He is an actor, a writer, and a film director, and while in high school produced and directed a feature length film. Just recently he completed a cross country motorcycle trip carrying only the clothes on his back. The high school movie was called “The Codex,” and was

based on a novel he admired. He got in contact with the author and asked for permission to adapt the novel to a film. The author agreed as long as the film was not in any way distributed commercially. Working with a “zero budget,” according to Travis, he was none the less determined to see the project through. He became adept at “convincing people to do things for free.” It took him four years to complete the project, which he now distributes for free on DVD’s. Since then he has moved on to smaller scale projects he creates for YouTube. He has entered other projects in the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, and was featured as an actor in a film for the Fredonia SUNY film festival. While Hollywood might seem a natural fit for someone of Travis’ talents, he spent some time in Tinsel Town, but came away unimpressed; “too spread out and too dry,” was his assessment. The Minnesota native just came back from a Semester at Sea, a unique opportunity to travel the world on a cruise ship. The 600 students took academic courses between the ports of call; the classes being centered around a global perspective. Once in port, students had anywhere from two hours to five days to explore the countries where they landed. Ghana, India, Brazil, and Singapore were among the other countries mentioned above that the ship visited. When asked if the trip changed his perspective on the world he said, “oh my gosh, yes! There’s a thousand

different ways to live your life. I’ve learned to live with less.” Before the trip he purchased a new Canon 60D camera. He got it for it’s movie making capability, but discovered it took excellent stills as well. The art of still photography has given him “new avenues to explore” - learning to create a story with a single frame. “It (video) tells a different story than stills. In a still (photo) the story is implied.” On the ship he produced a documentary called “A Walk Around World,” that will be released in episodes on the internet. Once back in the states he returned to his home in Los Angeles. He visited San Francisco and enjoyed the “more down to earth” people in the City by the Bay. To get back to school he rode a motorcycle across the country, putting his “minimalistic lifestyle” to the test by carrying only a couple T-shirts and pants with him. Currently he’s living in Jamestown but will be heading into his last semester at Buffalo State. He says he has developed “a high respect and appreciation” for the Nickel City. His next project will be a series of online conspiracy thriller films called Queen City Secrets; set against the history of the city. His plans for the future include “writing novels, and making indi films, and working on independent, creative projects.” As he has done with most of his projects so far, he will likely control each aspect of his creation. Sounds like the very definition of auteur.

Annual Ski Outing

EnergyMark’s 16th Annual HoliMont Ski Outing On Thursday, January 31 from 9am to 5pm EnergyMark, LLC will be hosting it’s 16th Annual Ski Outing at HoliMont. Come join them for an exciting day on the slopes! Registration begins at 9am.

Followed by a lunch buffet from 11:30 to 1:30pm. The Ski Race begins at 2:30, Snow Shoe Tour at 2:30pm and lastly the Apres Party at 4pm. Please RSVP by January 25. For additional information or to

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Music Spotlight

Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff In Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

A cold, then warm January, excellent skiing, then OK skiing, has been the pattern so far this year. In spite of the spring-like weekend 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 and clubs here in Ellicottville, The FUN Capital of our part of the world, has played on quite well, allowing us all to enjoy the good times, so prevalent here in Ellicottville. After a wonderful start to 2013, music-wise, we are still on course this coming week with another excellent music and good time line-up. Starting today Thursday January 17, 2013 through Wednesday January 23, 2013 we will have fourteen Bands, one of which is a concert, three DJ’s, one with a Karaoke Show, several nights of Sound System Events, one including ski movies 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 17 with three bands and a DJ plus Karaoke Show. The FUN begins at 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill with Fred & Tuck on the 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 Balloons will host another new band for Ellicottville, The Heavenly Chillbillies, or as they are known in Buffalo as THC. From their web site, THC is a three-piece band ripping through a healthy catalogue of blues, country, rock and honky-tonk or as they say Americana. Gabrial, Earl and Mike, who are THC, offer out heaps of blue-collar redneck FUN. Balloons will be really ROCKIN this Thursday. Also at 9:00 PM a winter tradition continues in Madigans Up-Stairs Party Bar 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 Up-Stairs Party Bar. 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, The Depot will have their Sound System playing neat tunes, along with several new and old Ski Movies all the hours they are open. So, if FUN, food, liquor and laughter are what you are after The Depot is your place to gather. Then at 7:00 PM Friday The Ozone Rangers will be in Balloons. This classic to southern rock band is the very best of it’s kind. As we all know, this three-piece group looks a bit like ZZ Top. Their second set usually is dedicated to the music and show of ZZ Top. They are very crowd friendly and totally FUN. Therefore, Balloons will be a hoppin place this Friday.

Following The Ozone Rangers, Personable DJ John Barry will have his LIVE Personality Show-Off Show going strong from Balloons Sound & Light Booth. John’s personality and tune selection will keep the FUN and good times happenin in Balloons till close. Also remember, Balloons excellent fish fry is The Best. Then at 9:00 PM Friday The Gin Mill will have Steve & Charity from Big Leg Emma doing their acoustic version of Big Leg Emma. Their music, consisting of original American Roots Rock tunes, is bases in traditional folk, bluegrass, country, psychedelic & contemporary rock. This will be one of the best acoustic shows that will happen here in Ellicottville. The Gin Mill will be really ROCKIN & FUN this Friday night. Saturday will be a five band and one DJ afternoon and evening. We get started at 3:00 PM Saturday in The T Bar of Holiday Valley’s New 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 at 5:00 PM Saturday Balloons will have Sandi Pack & The East of Eden Band on their new music stage. As we experienced last August, this is veteran four-piece band performing several creative styles of music. With Sandi Pack on lead vocals, their styles include the blues, classic to southern rock and alternative country. This great band has won several Buffalo Music Awards. Balloons will be a really FUN place to be this Saturday. Following Sandi Pack & The East of Eden Band, DJ Flakey or if you wish Chatty Frank, The Total Party Monster, will be back on Party Continuation Duty See MUSIC page 10


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The Heavenly Chillbillies Thursday, January 17th, 9PM

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Sandi Pack & East Of Eden Saturday, January 19th, 5-10PM

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taking over. She stated she has a dlease from John Northrup for two gparking spaces behind Dina’s at sroughly 11 Washington. Patti 7Crist presented the board with photos she had taken of the nparking problems around her residence at 34 Washington, between Madigans and Tips Up. One board member pointed out that parking problems occurs all over the Village. Chair Rogan said she would show the photos to Howard Gifford to see what he might be able to do. It was mentioned that no one seems to have the authority to authorize having illegally parked cars towed. There were no more public comments regarding the Bruce Candles building so the public hearing was closed. The last public hearing concerned Rachael Northrup’s plan to establish a burrito restaurant in the front of the bicycle business on Washington. She plans to call it Bikes and Beans. The bike shop is moving to the back of the store, and the yburritos will be sold in the front. eMs. Northrup mentioned they ,hope to be open by January 30th. rThe were no public comments tand the public hearing was o o , n n



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be used for access for the new courtroom at the extension. The judge said he would take the proposal to Albany. The supervisor also reported that State Assemblyman Kearns is trying to pass two proposals to require banks to provide municipalities with contact information of property

closed. Ellicottville Square Signage The planning board went on to regular business, and started with a discussion of the lighting on the sign at Ellicottville Square. Village requirements state that sign lighting must be of the goose-neck style. It was pointed out that the current sign is very different from the plans shown to the board. There was acknowledgment that painting of the sign and the landscaping around the base can’t be done until Spring. The board decided to revisit the original conditions for the sign set by the board some time ago, and send a letter to the Spragues requesting the sign be brought up to those conditions. They also mentioned there are still “serious problems” with the Elizabeth St. entrance area concerning the grading and drainage between Elizabeth St. and Ellicottville Square. 12 Monroe - Bikes and Beans Kathleen Moriarty was still on had for the architectural review of her plans. She showed the board a brochure of windows she is considering. Currently there are grills over the window that she wants to remove. She was concerned that the board might not allow her to remove them. The board said she could remove the grills, but insisted that she keep the round topped windows on the second floor of

the building, and add windows to the back of the structure. The board made a motion to approve the plans with the conditions they had outlined earlier. The motion passed. The board made a motion to approve the Bikes and Beans shop which passed. Other Business Peter Kreinheder presented the board with some drawings showing the planned landscaping for the front of the new brewery at EBC. The trees are intended to soften the look of the exterior. The board suggested he take the matter up with the Village Board. The chair mentioned that there are about six sandwich boards around the new Kwik Fill to announce they are open. It was mentioned that businesses have 30 days to display temporary signs, but no one was sure if the 30 days from Kwik Fills opening is up. Micheal Stang addressed the board with a question about his property at 5 Park Ave. The company that is renting the building is moving out. He asked it he could convert the building to apartments, but it was pointed out that the area is zoned for industrial, so that would not be allowed. He mentioned that manufacturing is being phased out in Ellicottville, and asked if the area could be rezoned in the future. The board said they would take it under consideration. The meeting was adjourned.

managers for properties the banks own but have been abandoned. He mentioned this could help out the situation on Donlen Drive, where an abandoned house has become an eyesore. A motion was made to support the bill which passed. Engineer’s Report Town Engineer Mark Alianello reported on the grant request for financing on the East Tank Project. In order to receive the grant money 20% of the work on the project must be awarded to a minority or

women owned businesses. The total budget for the project is $1,340,000. Various methods of financing the project were discussed. Mark had done some calculations to compare creating a bond for 20 or 30-year payments, or a surcharge per EDU to be added to resident’s tax bill. The surcharge plan seemed to hold favor with the board as taxpayers would be able to deduct the charge from their taxes. He reported the flood plain study should be ready by the Village Board meeting in February.

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Music Cont. From Page 7 in Balloons Sound & Light Booth doing FUN chatter and neat danceable tunes till close. Saturday’s music rounds out at 9:00 PM with three bands. First The PUB in Great Valley will have Roll The Dice in house. Roll The Dice, a really FUN & up-beat band, as most of us know, is a retro to classic rock band. Their music consists of Rock A Billy to Country from the eighties and beyond. It will be a Super Saturday in The PUB. Also at 9:00 PM Leon & The Forklifts will be performing in Madigans Up-Stairs Party Bar. This four-piece group bills themselves as “The Sultans of Swing, Rock N’ Roll and The Blues”. They have played in most of the popular venues in Buffalo with a gig in Madigans

Silver Shield comes in a liquid and a gel form. The liquid is very good for colds, sore throats, cold sores in the mouth or anywhere else in the body, ear infections, sinus infections, eye and skin infections. Dr. Pederson says that this new silver technology has been shown to be effective in either inhibiting or killing the above pathogens and may also help in cases of: pneumonia, meningitis, food poisoning, otitis media, strep throat, impetigo, scarlet fever, salmonella, influenza, fever, candida albicans, urinary tract infections, it may improve wound healing and more, the list goes on. Silver Shield Gel is my favorite choice to use as an antibacterial for hands, because it does not change the pH on the skin and it is free of chemicals. Children need that extra protection at day care and school; it may protect them for about 4.5 hrs. Then it can be re-applied if needed. There are also herbal combinations like VS-C TCM, a Chinese herbal formula that helps the immune system against viral and bacterial infections, especially good for the common cold, fever and influenza. It is an effective remedy for cold sores and foot and mouth infections. VS-C may also be helpful for Epstein Barr and herpes simplex. Thai-go Juice: A super antioxidant powerful combination of 13 different fruits that help to protect the body from free radicals and cellular oxidation. It has antibacterial, anti-viral and antiinflammatory properties. It includes mangosteen, acai berry, pomegranate and goji berries. This juice is very helpful for children; it has a great flavor and may help them with common cold, fever, cough, allergies and headaches. ALJ: This fabulous herbal combination helps congestion

and inflammation of the respiratory system and also nourishes the digestive system. It contains fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, mullein leaf extract and boneset aerial parts. It comes in capsules and in liquid form for children. It is a must in the home kit to relieve coughs, bronchitis; it has expectorant and antimicrobial properties as well. Tei-fu Essential Oil: This aromatherapy mix is very helpful for decongesting the nose and sinuses headaches, relieving coughs and sore throats. Enjoy this fall with a healthy immune system! Elderberry D3fense is an improved formula that includes vitamin D3 to provide an even stronger defense for the body. It contains elderberry fruit, royal jelly and Echinacea. Royal jelly is a super food fed by nurse bees to produce a queen. It is rich in B-complex vitamins and contains 18 amino acids and several minerals. Solstic Immune is a powdered drink with citrus refreshing flavor that provides immune system boost in a convenient drink stick packet. Its key ingredients are elderberry fruit extract, Echinacea purpurea and vitamin D3, all of which have been shown to support the immune system. Solstic Immune also contains arabinogalactan and beta glucans, which according to researchers they stimulate and protect the cells from the invaders; Panax ginseng, another promoter of cell protection; vitamin C, long known for its role in maintaining a healthy immune system; zinc, blueberry, raspberry and cranberry fruits, loaded with antioxidants. Eating well to prevent the flu is a must. Include citrus fruits, dark green vegetables, garlic, ginger, capsicum, orange veggies to get beta-carotene in your system as well as drinking more alkaline water throughout the day.

last January. Madigans will be really ROCKIN this Saturday night. The third 9:00 PM Saturday gig will happen in The Gin Mill featuring Zephyr. Here we have a four-piece, FUN, Olean Band featuring Pete, Goober, Stevie Ray and Tiff who will again be causing a really good Rock N Roll music time to happen. Their following, The Zepherheads, really know how to party and have FUN. They will, for sure, create a good time music scene in The Gin Mill this Saturday night. Sunday will have two FUN events. First at 6:00 PM Sunday Balloons will host a Popa Chubby concert. His web site says Popa Chubby is the forefront of modern blues-rock that captures the mix of intensity and integrity. He describes his performance style as The Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motorhead meets Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson. There will be a $10.00 Cover for this Balloons Concert.

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are working together to create a really fun weekend, which will be enjoyed by all our customers.” Riders are encouraged to try out skiing and other winter sports at Holiday Valley. “We have special lodging packages and learn to ski packages for the (motorcycling public) group.” Conversely, winter sports enthusiasts are encouraged to learn more about riding. “Hopefully, both our businesses will benefit (from HarleyDay Valley). Eshbaugh says there have already been some people booking reservations

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size and setback requirements do not conform. Questions regarding that, easements and utilities prevented the board from setting a hearing since there wasn’t a rep. at the meeting from those involved. Also questioned was the progress of Tim Hortons, planned for Route 219. Although it was originally expected to open in January, work on water and sewer systems has delayed the opening until spring.

increasing demand for a beginner terrain park designed for very young boarders, Jane Eshbaugh, Director of Marketing for Holiday Valley said they have definitely seen it and that “Younger kids are riding (equipment is now available to them) and it used to be that little kids started on skis. Now there are more little kids starting out on snowboards. Starting from the beginning in an appropriately sized park helps develop skills and they can also learn park etiquette and safety from the start”. “The Outpost” at Holiday Valley is an open sided, whimsical hand hewn log building built by local log home builder Jerry Cobado from downed trees recovered from resort property. It was then hauled to its current location and finished by the in-house park maintenance crew. Around the outside of the building are an assortment of 12 different elements such as ramps, elevated tubes and rails and half buried barrels which new boarders can practice sliding on. Eshbaugh said that feedback has been positive adding that, “Kids love it and the instructors love it. Efforts last year at a simple mound of snow with some very small features leading off it were very encouraging and led us to construct The Outpost”. HoliMont Director of Marketing, Dash Hegeman also noticed and reacted to the call for an enhanced beginners park, “It was something that we saw as a necessity”, adding that, “Prior to Half Moon there were smaller features over on Wild Thing but as that park continued to grow it was evident that it would be a lot safer to allow park newbies to have an area of their own where they could get used

to the terrain park vibe without being pressured to go too big too soon”. The Half Moon beginners terrain park has gotten a lot bigger this year. Hegeman says there are currently 7 features on Half Moon including the Turtle Box, which are designed to get people who are just starting out in the park used to sliding on elements. He also noted that as long as the weather and other factors come together, the Park Crew plans to add 3 additional features in the coming weeks. Dash Hegeman has high praise for the in-house Holimont Park Crew who are responsible for designing, building and maintaining all their terrain parks. The Park Crew is lead by Park manager J. C. McAuley, and Hegeman notes that, “J. C. also does a lot of the construction of the features. This past summer he was able to create the newest element in the Half Moon park, the Turtle Box, which looks amazing and is a completely unique feature unlike any that you’ll see in any other park out there”. The summer prior to this one, J. C. McAuley built the Dinosaur Box, which just recently took 3rd place in Ski Area Management’s 8th annual Terrain Park Contest. Both resorts plan to continue adding new and interesting features to all their terrain parks in the coming years. Holimont’s Hegeman believes that in the world of terrain parks, adding new features every year is an absolute necessity, “Social media allows people (especially kids) to see what is happening at parks in other areas, so in order to keep people happy it’s essential to bring new things to the table on a regular basis”.

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HoliMont and Holiday Valley have always had well designed areas for younger kids to train and practice traditional skiing before hitting the big hills neither had a suitable area, or terrain park, for tiniest of new boarders to practice and perfect their snowboard skills before advancing. Understanding also, that a snowboard could be a little more challenging to learn and bit less maneuverable than skis, both resorts thought it would be a good idea to provide areas where first time boarders could learn and practice a full range of safe boarding skills, and have worked hard to upgrade those areas every year since. One of those skills unique to snowboarding is the ability to safely slide over the top of an object like a rail, tube or barrel and each park has plenty of objects or “elements” to practice sliding on. This ski season in particular has seen a real effort put forth by both Holiday Valley and HoliMont to provide unique new elements to their prospective beginner terrain parks. Holiday Valley introduced “The Outpost” log building in the beginners Terrain Garden Park which is located at the base of the Shool Haus East slope. Over at HoliMont, in-house Park Crew members built and installed a large turtle element named the “Turtle Box” at their Half Moon beginner terrain park located near the top of Sunset slope. When asked about the

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from 3:30-7:30. “There’s live music with Bleeding Hearts, lots of Harley giveaways, a Miller Snowboard to be given away Saturday during the party (Sunday, you can sign up to win a free Gowanda Harley Gear prize pack), a logo hunt on the slopes for prizes,” and more. “And the great thing is it’s free to attend the event.” Even if you are not a skier or a rider, it’s a good reason for just getting out of the house, and to bring your family and friends. On Saturday, Harley-Day Valley starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m. Sunday hours are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can learn more about the event by logging onto www.GowandaHarley. com, or by visiting their events page at GowandaHD.

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You’d have to work pretty hard to come up with a more unique and charming place to live than an old schoolhouse. The old schoolhouse on Sommerville Valley Road had stood empty for many years when it was converted to a residence. Even with a fresh upgrade the building maintains some of its original charms. The classic lines of a school are there; the old bell tower still sits on the roof; and a remnant of the blackboard adorns one of the walls. Newly refurbished,



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hall the full bath doubles as the laundry room. The large master suite has its own bath and a sliding glass door that opens to the back yard. The beautiful hardwood floors create a warm atmosphere. The second bedroom is also on this floor conveniently off the living room. It could be used as an office or media room. Upstairs, there is a third bedroom with its own bath. It also overlooks Sommerville Creek. The picturesque creekside lot includes a fire pit and out building. This The classic lines of a schoolhouse are emphasized by the tower for the school bell. charming re-use of the 100 plus year old building could not have been pulled off with more style. When class is dismissed, it’s just a few minutes from downtown Ellicottville with it shops, restaurants, skiing and golf. I’ll bet you feel smarter already. For more information about this home contact Dave Blanchard GRI Assoc. Broker at Holiday Valley Realty at (Pictured left to right) 1. The upstairs bedroom overlooks Sommerville Creek. 2. The dining area is positioned by a window and near the fireplace. 716-699-3954.

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6806 BUCHAN RD. Great chalet with view of ski slopes at Holiday Valley. 5 BR/3 BTH, 3 levels of living space. B410404 $499,000

6408 NORTHWOOD DR. Custom 5 BR/3 BTH cedar home w/2nd kitchen. View of HV & HoliMont slopes. Village services. B401884 $449,000

8 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE Solid rustic chalet, big windows, furn.. Wooded setting; ski in/out at high speed chair; huge lot, lots of parking. B415674 $435,000

6686 MAPLES RD. Fully furn., A/C, sec., 9 ac, 4 BR/3.5 BTH, 2 FPs, family rm w/full wetbar. B420312 $585,000

16 VAN BUREN Wonderful furnished, like new 4 BR home with full basement & central air. Move right in! B418402 $324,000

21 SNOWPINE Ski in/ski out. Many upgrades; bumped back kitchen; fieldstone fireplace; sold furnished. B416242 $424,900

10 MOUNTAINVIEW 3 BR/2.5 bth end unit on upper side; high end construction. Panoramic view of both ski areas. B398373 $329,000

7 ABBEY LANE, VILLAGE PLACE Village’s newest development; 3 BR/ 2 BTH semi-detached units w/heated garage. B408843 $349,000

6805 HORN HILL 4 BR/3 BTH open concept home w/ slope & Village views on 5+ ac. Gourmet kitchen. B417650 $384,000

6446 COTTER RD. 3 BR/2 BTH home just outside Village w/ panoramic views! 2 story barn w/ family/party room. B404252 $174,000

FOX RIDGE From $219,000! Townhomes w/3-4 BR overlooking Holiday Valley Resort.

2 ELK CREEK 4 BR/3 BTH furnished home in Ellicottville; game room with pool table; 2 car att. garage. Walk to Village. B418696 $289,500

1 WITCH HOLLOW Custom new build min. from E’ville. Completely fin. on outside; roughed in wiring & plumbing, heat, hot water. B418806 $239,000


6037 RTE 242 Recently updated 2 BR/2 BTH home on 2+ ac.; stone fireplace, garage. B417713 $199,999


20 WASHINGTON Such potential! Great location; frontage on Elizabeth too. 2300+ SF, full dry basement. B415513 $148,000

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FOXRIDGE/THORNBUSH Townhomes with 3-4 BR overlooking HV resort.

6871 RTE 219 N Great 3 BR cottage on double lot just north of Village; creek, woods, fire pit. 4 seasons of fun. B413517 $98,500

8 HEMLOCK 3 BR very well maintained freehold townhome. Nicely furnished w/new windows. B413109 $139,500

19 ROCKWELL Great Village location, 4 BR/ 2 BTH home w/ gas f/p, front & back decks. B411165 $148,000

R E TA L P R O P E R T I E S !

SNOWPINE VILLAGE 1-3 BR condos. Ski in/Ski out! Accessible to SnowPine chairlift.

SUGAR PINE LODGE Charming Bavarian B & B upscale suites w/private entrances, fireplace, walk to Village.

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6696 RTE 219 Unlimited possibilities! High profile business location near E’ville. 2900 SF on 1 ac lot w/463’ frontage. B418864 $175,000

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WILDFLOWER Across from HV Resort. Studios, 1 & 2 BR

ALPINE MEADOWS 3 BR/2.5 BTH across from HV ski slopes. Rentals Available! ...minutes from Holimont and Holiday Valley

18 Spacious, Luxury Residences Starting at $179,000 Design-Ready. Owner Finance Available. Each Home Features: 3,000 luxurious square feet • 3&4 Bedroom Options • Spacious Great Room • Garage Parking • Cozy Fireplace • Private Deck & Patio

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The look and lifestyle of Ellicottville does not get any better than this! With views of the slopes, this absolutely stunning townhouse, lives like a Penthouse.

The finished units are loaded with amenities found nowhere else, such as top-of-the-line furnishings, granite counter tops, heated floors, solid wood doors, 2 fireplaces and 2 balconies... Or you can finish the design-ready units to your heart’s desire!

The location is an easy walk to the village for all of Ellicottville’s nightlife, fine dining and wonderful shops. Make EllicottVillas your first choice and treasure this as your home away from home. 6394 Route 242 East, Ellicottville, NY 14731 • (716) 699-6600

The Villager_Ellicottville_Jan17-23, 2013 Volume 8 Issue 03+Insert  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

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