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Renowned Performance Artist @ EBC Michael Isreal Benefit for Ski Patrols of HoliMont and Holiday Valley Sat. August 2, 2014

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

AQEUOUS Friday January 24, 7-11PM MIDLIFE CRISIS Saturday January 25, 5-9PM THE A-LIST BAND Friday January 31, 7-11PM THE STRANGERS Saturday February 1, 5-9PM 25 CENT WING NIGHT IS BACK Monday’s • 4-10pm

Michael Israel is world-renowned for mesmerizing audiences as he creates larger-than-life artworks during his live on-stage performances to music. His artwork has raised millions for over 100 charities and he will be bringing his talent to Ellicottville at the Brewing Company this summer. Make sure not to miss the show. Find out more sponsorship and ticket information by calling the Ellicottville Brewing Company: (716) 699-2537. (See story, Isreal page 10.)

Harley-Day Valley

Grand Funk Railroad

This Saturday will feature everything Harley Davidson at Holiday Valley. All are welcome to the Saturday night party in the Lodge with live music and loud bikes! Kick off this event by registering for Harley events on the 2nd floor of the  HV Lodge. Then from 10:30 and 1:30, don’t miss the “Harley” Learn to Ride lessons at Creekside Lodge, 20% off. You can check out food and beverage specials on 2nd floor of the Lodge and the bikes on display throughout the resort, as well as grab Motorcycle Safety School information. Also back this year, test the Jumpstart! A real Harley on a “trainer” so you can go through the gears and make a lot of noise! There will be special Harley-Day shirts and other Harley merchandise on sale, as well as live remotes from local radio stations. Ending this great event, from 3:00 to 7:00, join the Harley Day Valley Party on the 2nd floor of the Holiday Valley Lodge. Live music from The Strangers band, snowboard giveaway and lots of other prizes. You don’t want to miss this event.

Known for such hits as “We’re an American Band”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”, and more, Grand Funk Railroad will be taking the state at the Seneca Allegany Casino’s Event Center at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased on (See story, GFR page 10.)

36 Washington St. • 699-4455 NEVER BEN Saturday, January 25, 9PM

This Weekend At Holiday Valley; January 25

Live at SAC this Sunday: Exclusive Interview

Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Sunday, January 26 @ 5 PM Tickets Start at $20 THE MACHINE Sunday, February 16 @ 7 PM Tickets are $15 - General Admission TRAVIS TRITT Saturday, March 8 @ 7 PM Tickets Start at $25

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STW Welcomes New Member

Sneak Peek

First Meeting of the Year: Southern Tier Enterprise Dev. Org. Vies to Help Job Market

Inside this Issue...

by Chris Chapman

Inside Business Track... Page 7

Nature’s Remedy; 13-Week Lifestyle Modification By Chad Neal Gretchen Mendell, owner of Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville, describes the more popular products and programs at her store, “people are always interested in internal cleansing, which is increasingly popular and after the new year. Much like brushing your teeth twice a day, your body needs to be cleansed as well. With the typical American diet of flour and grease, it is super popular to get an internal de-tox and cleanse this time of year.” Nature’s Remedy has.....

Four Mile Brewery... Page 8

Olean Brewery looks to bring history to the future By Chris Chapman Western New York is no stranger to local breweries. Many survived through the dark era called Prohibition, but one such place did not. A couple of buildings in the City, built to house the Olean Brewing Company, have been home to several different things; even storage for former area businesses. Now, a trio of beer lovers are looking to bring brewing back to the Greene Street properties. The trio: Jaye Beattie, Gregg Piechota and Nicholas Bohdanowycz, are not new to the brewing business. The brewing at Four Mile has been going on for quite some time, with the goal of brew to enjoy with friends, Gregg said. The problem is: friends and their friends enjoy the beer so much......

Check Out The Beat on the Street Column on Page 10

Welcoming a new member to the fold, the board of Southern Tier West embarked on 2014 with a new vigor with sights set on becoming a larger partner in the region, looking for ways to build more opportunities to help those with needs at their first meeting of the year Thursday. The board welcomed new Chautauqua County Executive, Vince Horrigan, to the board to replace outgoing member from Chautauqua County Greg Edwards, who stepped down after leaving the County Executive seat. “This is a great organization, doing

good things,” Horrigan said. I am proud to be able to serve.” In looking to reconnect with serving some of the people of the area, Southern Tier West Executive Director, Richard Zink, said he would like to see some changes happen in the way the Southern Tier Enterprise Development Organization (STEDO) conducts business. The primary purpose of STEDO is to create and/or retain jobs and stimulate development of small to mid-sized businesses within the region. STEDO has a strong history of working closely with businesses and lenders to assemble financial packages flexible enough to

accommodate the needs of most small business owners. The development organization exists to help small businesses in receiving funding under a specific set of circumstances. As the organization exists now, enterprise in the threecounty area represented by Southern Tier West can get loans at low interest rates, in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $150,000. To be able to qualify, for every $5,000 in loan value, a business must commit to retaining or creating one job. The loan program is considered a gap financier, to help

See STW page 11

Olean Sports & Recreational Show This Weekend Learn About Guns, Outfitters, Kayaks, Canoes, ATV’s & More By Nicholas Pircio

The Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Rec Sports Show takes place this Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and January 26th. There’s a new venue, where a “Good Time” can be had by everyone. Good Times of Olean, located at 800 East State Street, plays host to this year’s event, being put on by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce. Hours are from 10 am-

See SPORTS page 11

The Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Rec Sports Show will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Good Times of Olean, located at 800 East State Street. Admission to the show is $3/adults and $2/students and seniors.

Mardi Gras : March 8-9, 2014 : Ellicottville, NY

~ The Villager ~ January 23-29, 2014

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4 nicely appointed units situated on 10 acres minutes from skiing, golf, shopping, Casino, State park & more!

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View of Sunset from this furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath end unit with fireplace, ski storage, deck & sauna

Totally renovated 3 story building with off street parking. Currently fitness, hair & tanning salon.

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Greg Spako ML# B444409 $112,900

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Tina Dillon ML# B432499 $629,900

3 bedroom home on double lot. Ideal floor plan with full basement!

Greg Spako ML# B440500 $69,500

3 bdrm, 2 bath ski in/out condo at Holiday Valley with easy access to chairlifts

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Publisher’s Word “Woof Woof”

Howdy, y’all! My name’s “Bay” and I’m giving my new Mom a writing break this week. It’s the least I can do for her – she adopted me from far away Alabama through these wonderful people I met quite by accident. My real Mom (Bella) was rescued in Huntsville with my six-week-

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old sister, Silvie and me. Let me just say, thing’s weren’t all that great – we were all malnourished, underweight, and pretty sick with some nasty bugs you get when you eat junk food (literally, food from junk – ick! Never again!). Thank goodness the “Friends of Rescue” saw the three of us at the shelter and picked us up! Real food never tasted as good as it did that day, let me tell you. Our real Mom is still recuperating, but brother and I have found new homes and we’re moving on with our lives. Without “Friends of Rescue” I just don’t know where I’d be… Now I’m in this strange new place with a new Mom! I’m not quite used to this white, cold stuff all over the ground, but I’m thinking there’s potential for some serious fun. Mom has bought me a coat to keep me warm until (as she says) my “Southern blood” thickens up a bit. It’s not always easy

making a big move like this, but everyone along the way has been so nice. Belly rubs and head scratches are pretty easy to get used to. I just feel bad for some of the other pooches I saw during my Alabama stay. So many of us need help, and not everyone’s as cute as me, but every dog deserves his day, don’t you think? If you’d like to adopt a new member of the family, here’s the website for “Friends of Rescue” (www.forrescue. net) or check them out on Facebook– my whole adoption was handled via the internet, and Mom says it was easypeasey… So, Villager readers, I am very much looking forward to walking the streets of your nice village and getting to sniff – I mean, meet – all of you. And if there’s anything you can do about this cold, I would really appreciate it! See you later! Bay

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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 3,084 - Year to date 9,196

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Headstands for Humanity Day 220 “I’m Mashed-stand!’ “Thank you, Jeanine Zimmer, of the Villager, for prompting, setting up, and taking this photo on top of the masher at EBC! We rounded out the weekends skiing adventures here with a great morning at Holiday Valley, then toured across the top to Holimont, then walked to town to some celebratory brew!” Headstands for Humanity Facebook Page

Mardi Gras : March 8-9, 2014 : Ellicottville, NY

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The ideal day on the slopes... you wake refreshed from a good night’s sleep, meet the family in the kitchen for a good breakfast and hop in the already-packed car for the drive to Holiday Valley. Your kids occupy themselves quietly and never once ask, “Are we there yet? You arrive in plenty of time for Ski School, with all of your gear in order. Your kids happily meet their instructor and the other kids in class and wave you off saying, “Thanks Mom and have a great day on the slopes!” No, this is not a chapter from the “Stepford Children”. With some good planning, preparation and practice, it really could happen! Here’s a few FAQ’s to help you on your way... Q: What should my kids wear for Ski School? A: All that really matters is that they are comfortable. That means warm, but not too warm, and dry. The outside layer should be an insulated waterproof, wind resistant material top and bottom. One pair of good quality wool or synthetic material socks is enough to keep feet warm. Mittens are much warmer than gloves, and make sure they are waterproof and have a good cuff to keep out the snow. Goggles are important because they keep faces warm and shade the eyes from snow and sun. A neckwarmer helps keep heat in and snow out. A helmet or hat...that is your decision, just be sure it fits properly and covers the ears. Your kids can be creative with the inside layers... spiderman pj’s or ballet tutu, as long as they are comfortable and happy. Q: How do we prepare for a trip to the slopes? A: This topic covers physical as well as mental preparation. If your kids are excited about skiing and taking a lesson (that means being away from you), the rest is easy. Remember, everyone is different, and some kids are ready before others. No reservations necessary! Make a check list of all the

necessities (mitts, goggles, hat, etc.) and don’t forget car toys and food. Each child can have their own special bag that they prepare and load in the car the night before. Get plenty of rest, and wake up in time to have a full breakfast. Fuel in the body is key to staying warm! If you’re staying overnight at Holiday Valley, you (or Dad) can pick up the lift tickets and class materials as early as 8AM at Creekside. Plan to arrive at Holiday Valley about an hour before class time so you have time to park the car, have a bathroom break and register without a last minute rush. There is a 5 minute drop off zone at the top of the steps above the Creekside Lodge. When it’s time to say good by, be cheerful and confident knowing that your kids are about to learn a lifetime sport in the hands of well trained and caring instructors. Q: Should I borrow a neighbor’s ski equipment for my child? A: It is really important to have properly fitted boots, well tuned skis or snowboards and properly adjusted bindings, not only for comfort but also for safety. The newest equipment also makes it easier to learn, so make it easy on yourself and your child and rent equipment here. For kids in Mountain Adventures, the rental shop is conveniently located in the Creekside Lodge. You can rent a helmet at Creekside too. Q: What about lunch? A: Lunch is included in the all-day sessions. Hot lunches are served Monday through Friday. Sandwiches are served weekends and holidays. Special dietary needs can be accommodated. Please let us know when you register. Q: What can I do while my kids are in Mt. Adventures? A: Enjoy! This is your time to have fun. Here are some suggestions... Meet your friends at McCarty Cafe (next door to the Creekside) for a latte, then hit the get to ski where you want! Sign yourself up for a lesson while at Creekside.

You’ll want to be able to keep up with your kids! First timers can take a Learn-to-ski class right at the Creekside Lodge. There are also Learn-to-Ski Better packages and private lessons. Indulge yourself with a massage or spa treatment at the spectacular Falling Waters Spa in the Tamarack Club. You deserve it! You can sneak a peek at your child in class, but our experience says that you should keep out of his or her sight, so you don’t distract them. Q: When and how do I pick up my kids from Mountain Adventure Class? A: The pick up zone is at the base of the School Haus area, just outside the Creekside Lodge. Allow some extra time to go over your child’s progress card with the instructor and find what they learned and what they can practice. • Morning sessions end at 12:00. All day and afternoon sessions end at 3:00. Q: Can we drop off our child before class begins or pick him/her up later? A: Yes, you can drop your child off at the Holiday Valley Day Care Center, and our Mountain Adventures staff will pick them up when it is time for class to begin. After class we can deliver your child to the Day Care Center. Q: What can we do with our equipment overnight? A: You don’t have to load everything back in your car! Here are some options. If you plan to be here a lot, rent a seasonal locker in the Clubhouse Chalet. Depending on location the rates are $135 or $250. Inn guests have a special ski closet located right outside your room. Tamarack Guests have a ski locker room. Q: Is evening child care available? A: After a full day in Mountain Adventures, your kids will need some rest, but you’re ready for a nice dinner and some fun in Ellicottville! We can provide you with a list of experienced babysitters who will come to your room. Call 716-699-2345, ext. 4418. ­­

ECS Updates:

Winter Weekend Approaching Quickly

By Olivia Venezia It’s that time of year again, the time for winter sprit week and the formal dance. This annual winter festival is by tradition run by the junior class. The Dance will be held February 8th and is always a lovely one. The Junior class hopes to see a good turn out for the dance as it can make a nice profit to go towards the things they will need next year as seniors. They offer a good set of events for spirit week, which is February

3 - 7. Here are the events for the week: Monday is Pajama Day, which is always looked forward too as a good relaxing wardrobe choice. Tuesday is Star Day to dress up as your favorite celebrity. This will surely be a fun day, and offers good insight to what different students enjoy.  Wednesday is Twin Day, so now is a good time for students to look ahead and find their copycat for next week. Thursday is Class Color Day, and the class colors are listed as follows: Middle School- Green, FreshmenBlue, Sophomores-Red, Juniors-White and Seniors Black. This is always a fun day, and a good one to show not only school pride but also class pride. Friday is Spirit Day, and the day to don your eagle garb

to wear to the pep assembly. The junior class has promised this will be a good assembly filled with information about the different sports teams and how they are doing, as well as about several other clubs. Also, as per tradition, we should also have a small activity planned for that day, which most of the students look forward to. So with this information, Go Eagles! Here is to a good rest of the season for the sports teams, for academics and for the other clubs. Not only for a good season, but good luck for the rest of the year. With half of it under our belts there isn’t that much more time until summer, and even sooner, the February and spring breaks. But, before we can get to those we have to keep our nose to the grindstone and keep up the good work!

Grand Funk Railroad: January 26, 2014 : Seneca Allegany Casino

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HoliMont Update Try Your Hand(s) at This…

By Dan Balkin HoliMont SnowSports School I want to give you the upper hand on the ski slope. Indeed, your ski turns will not get out of hand if you accept this handson advice. I’ll admit, I have probably spent an inordinate amount of time reading books about ski technique. One night, while reading and savoring a Scottish beverage, I had an epiphany. I asked myself, what is the one great constant that ski coaches have always returned to? In the thirty–odd years I have been reading these books, one answer played right into my hands. To paraphrase James Carville, “It’s the hands, stupid.” One of my favorite ski books was published in the 1970s by a Frenchman named Georges Joubert. Joubert was a skiing visionary. His influential book, Skiing: An Art… A Technique, was light years ahead of its time. To this day, many of the technical terms ski coaches employ were coined by Joubert. Most intriguing for me, however, was a paragraph from this book that forever became imprinted in my mind. In short, Joubert said that 50% of all errors in ski technique can be traced to poor hand position. Really? Really. Some skiers might reject this notion out of hand – but I don’t. Study the best skiers at HoliMont, and you will note

differences in their styles. Some stand taller, others prefer a more compact stance; some like to rip short turns, others like powerful Giant Slalom inspired turns; some skiers use more edging, others prefer to purposefully allow their skis to be looser and freer under their feet. Despite these differences, there will always be one constant that marks an expert skier: Their hands are in front of them, and their hands are steady and “quiet.” In other words, they do not allow their hands (and arms) to flail around while they ski and they do not allow their hands to drop to their side. I am quite certain that if we took a show of hands among ski coaches, they would all agree that good hand position is vitally important. Many skiers think it is natural to keep their hands in front of them while they ski – it is not. Part of the problem is the action of planting our poles, which can cause our hands to move in inefficient patterns. It is easy to plant our ski pole and then let our hand drop to our side. This creates two problems: Once our hands drop to our sides, we tend to get back on our skis and our upper body can rotate up the hill (in all phases of a ski turn, the upper body should always be orientated down the hill – for that is the direction we are headed). In Ron Lemaster’s book, Ultimate Skiing, (Lemaster is widely considered to be one of the

most foremost authorities on ski technique today) Lemaster often mentions how great skiers constantly work on keeping their hands in front of them and quiet. These are skiers skiing at the highest levels of the World Cup circuit. Even these skiers admit to letting their hands drift out of place if they do not train them to be quiet, steady, and in front of them. So, if the greatest skiers in the world work at this – we should to. I have a few simple suggestions that may help you take this matter in hand: #1 Before you start a ski run, drop your hands to your sides and look straight ahead. Then raise your hands until they appear at the bottom of your field of vision. This is where your hands should be when you ski – in front of you and just barely visible. #2 Try to plant your poles using by gently flicking your wrists, not by making large motions with your arms. In other words, your arms should not move up or down or flail about as you plant your ski pole. #3 Take a five foot long section of yarn, and tie it into a circle. Place the circle of yarn over your wrists (it will now look like an oval), and go skiing. To do this exercise properly, you need to maintain gentle pressure against both ends of your yarn oval. If you feel the oval is “sagging” or dropping, your hands are moving out of position. Done properly, the yarn will remain in a taught oval that remains in your field of vision. Why use yarn? – it can easily snapped if you need to extricate your hands for any reason – such as forking over a $20 bill over to one of your children. Remember, don’t throw up your hands or wring your hands when practicing better hand position, with a little practice you will become an old hand at making great ski turns.

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OLEAN, NY – Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and on February 1st there will be a way to satisfy your love of reading and help homeless animals at the same time! The SPCA in Cattaraugus County has announced that they will be holding a used book sale fundraiser, Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm at the Olean Center Mall. The sale will be located in the space across from Renna’s Pizza. The shelter is currently seeking donations of used books of all types in good condition. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at 2944 Route

16 in Olean, Tuesday through Saturday 12 – 5pm and Sundays 1-4pm. There will be books of all prices and types and proceeds will help homeless animals at the shelter. For more information, please visit http://spcacattco.webstarts. com/ The two photos are Japan, a teenage cat waiting for a new home at the SPCA in Cattaraugus County and the other is a dog Roxy “Roxy is a Catt County Spca pup in need of a fur-ever home. Roxy is a new arrival here at the shelter. Her former owners abandoned her in the apartment but lucky for her the neighbors

found her and brought her to the shelter. Roxy is a young female pit about 2 years old. The staff thinks she might have had a litter in her past. Roxy is super sweet and friendly. She gets along with dog and cats. Roxy is great with all people small to big. When I met her for the first time her whole body was wagging...I like to call that doing the U... wagging from side to side. She plastered my face with lovely kisses and off we went to play in the snow. What a sweet girl and I can’t say that enough! Roxy would do great in any family so please come on down and meet her today!”

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The Ellicottville Gift Card, which operates much like a shopping mall gift card, has proven to be a very popular gift option in 2013 with over $40,000 of gift cards sold. The Ellicottville Gift Card can only be redeemed at Ellicottville businesses that are located within the 14731 zip code and are members of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. Currently, fifty Ellicottville

businesses are actively accepting the gift card. The top fifteen shops that the Ellicottville Gift Card has been redeemed at in 2013 are as follows; Holiday Valley, Tops, The Gin Mill, Dina’s, Watsons Candies, Tips Up, The Silver Fox Steakhouse, The Barn Restaurant, Balloons, Kazoo II, The Winery of Ellicottville, The City Garage, The Wingate by Wyndham, Dekdebruns’s and Kabob Kafe and there is still

over $30,000 in gift cards not yet redeemed. The Ellicottville Gift Card is available to purchase online at www.ellicottvilleny. com as well as at the Chamber office Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am – 4pm in denominations of $25 up to $500. If you are an Ellicottville business and would like to be part of the Gift Card program please give us a call at the Chamber 699-5046.

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Architectural Spotlight

Story and photos By John Thomas Staff Writer

Grand View Grand House

It’s really hard to tell which is the most spectacular here, the house or the view. During the afternoon the descending sun had flooded the great room with warm sunlight. Now, from the back deck, the view of HoliMont sweeps across the panorama, as the clouds slowly turn crimson with the sunset. As twilight comes on, you can see the lights of the groomers snow-cats as they ply up and down the slopes. It’s a grand view, and an equally grand home. Inside, the great room is on a mountainous scale. The cathedral ceiling looms high overhead, a huge bank of windows pulls in the HoliMont view. The room and the

windows dwarf the river stone fireplace. The hardwood floors at your feet match the open beams and tongue and grove ceiling. When you get tired of the view (as if you would) you can roll down the 15-foot wide screen for the home theatre system. A projector at the opposite end of the room provides the picture and a 5-channel sound system thunders out the sound track. A built in bar can provide the libations while you watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The dining area allows for a dining table that seats 14, and is placed to take in the view. The granite kitchen features a gas double oven range, stainless steal appliances, and a center worktable. Just off the kitchen is a mudroom with the laundry, the usual hooks, and cubbies for ski gear. This one adds a hand

held shower for washing the mud off boots and gear. The master suite is on the main level. It’s almost like a suite in a grand hotel. Wide plank floors, a fireplace, a walk-in closet, whirlpool tub and separate shower make it a great spot for Mom and Dad to unwind. Up a flight of stairs is a balcony that could be a sleeping loft, home office, game area, or quiet spot to curl up with your Microsoft Surface. Downstairs is a large game room, also with a fireplace. A bathroom here has a steam shower, for those extra dirty kids. There are three bedrooms each with four bunk beds. All together the house will sleep up to 20 people. Close to the slopes and downtown Ellicottville; this is a home in the grand style of Tahoe or Aspen with view to match. For more information about this property contact Cathy Pritchard Licensed Real Estate Broker, at ERA Team (Pictured Top, Left to Right) 1. The cedar and stone exterior make a warm contrast to the cold VP Real Estate and HoliMont snow. 2. The dining area is big enough to accommodate a table that seats up to 14. 3. The Realty at 716-983-4234 master suite seems right out of a grand hotel.

(Pictured Left to Right) 1. The living room is on a grand scale. The screen for the home theatre is towards the top of the windows. 2. The walnut cabinets compliment the granite counters. A work table is in the center. 3. The panoramic view looks over to the slopes at HoliMont.

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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.

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Up Close & Personal

Meg Johnston; Local Singer - Actress takes on the Big City

Meg Johnston

By John Thomas Staff Writer To talk to Meg Johnston is to get the sense that you’re watching a career in the making. Meg is the daughter of Louise Oeffling, a local realtor. Meg attended Ellicottville Central School, and then Buffalo State, concentrating on music, theatre, and dance. She had a starring role in the Buffalo State production of Dames at Sea. Upon graduation last June, she wasted no time in moving to New York City to make her mark on Broadway. The life of an aspiring actor is not an easy one. Getting a start means confronting what is the

ultimate catch-22. Before you can get any serious acting jobs, you must have a full resume, an agent, and be a member of one of the unions. But, before you can do any of that you must have had some acting jobs. So, Ms. Johnston is doing what so many aspirants have done before: appearing in small cabaret shows, sending her initial resume to casting directors, and working as an extra in movies or television shows. Recently she played a cop as extra on an episode of Law and Order- SVU. This allowed her to get a union waiver to work for the day, two more and she can join the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

If anybody was prepared to take on Broadway it’s Meg. The five foot seven, blond haired, blue-eyed beauty has the sort of looks that could make just about any casting director take notice. She received a B.A, in Arts and Letters, and credits her Buffalo State educators for giving her the training necessary for success: voice teachers Barbara Cooper, Holly Bewlay and Cheryl King, vocal coaches Carlos Jones and Barbara Cooper; and her drama teacher, Maureen Porter. She also has extensive training in dance, and a new vocal coach in New York, Rachel Cohen. But Ms. Johnston didn’t want to go the typical route of the starving actor. Upon arrival in New York she raced directly for the footlights. Immediately she was cast in a cabaret show and a couple of off off Broadway plays. “I’m trying to knock on every door,” she says. Then she adds breathlessly, that she didn’t want to take a restaurant job just to get some income. She survives on an endless round of open casting calls, auditions, occasional extra jobs, and short run shows. This last December she appeared in Halos and Holley, the Christmas Cabaret show for Enchante Cabaret. At times she can sound like a seasoned pro, “LA is the major spot for film and television (work), but there is still a lot in New York.” Asked what she wants to be doing in five years, she admits to a diversity of plans. “I want to tour the country in my own cabaret show, and cut an album.” Later she adds, “to be the best artist (singer and actor) I can be.” In the meanwhile those who want to follow her star’s rise can find her on Facebook under megjohnston1991. While there is no guarantee of success in show business, it’s hard to imagine any Broadway newcomer who is better prepared.

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Inside Business Track Nature’s Remedy; 13-Week Lifestyle Modification

Dr. Kristina Barlow, N.D. is heading up a 13-week program

By Chad Neal Gretchen Mendell, owner of Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville, describes the more popular products and programs at her store, “people are always interested in internal cleansing, which is increasingly popular and after the new year. Much like brushing your teeth twice a day, your body needs to be cleansed as well. With the typical American diet of flour and grease, it is super popular to get an internal de-tox and cleanse this time of year.” Nature’s Remedy has been a staple in Ellicottville since 1994. A couple years ago Mendell decided to pick up her skirts and shimmy down the street to their new location which is less than a block form the original spot, where Mud, Sweat n’ Gears now resides. Mendell purchased the building at 26 Monroe Street and raves that the new location is a Godsend and they are very happy with the change. “The view is spectacular,” she said as she pointed at Greer Hill from their front windows, “the building is great and we don’t really miss the old place at all.” Nature’s Remedy is the place to go to mend the body and fight off disease naturally and without the expense of

pharmaceuticals, although it is not an alternative to medicine and doctors- the idea is to help the body with nutrition and supplements, which aids in keeping the body healthy and strong. Within the doors of Nature’s Remedy are knowledgeable people who can steer you to the correct supplements for your disease prevention and/ or malady, including a doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. They also deal in bath and body supplies. “We are trying to maneuver the bath and body into a more local product. We want to stay away from the big corporations.” Mendell told the Villager. Mendell went on to say that Katie St. John of Lazy Tree Farm in Great Valley makes an all-natural goat milk soap, and Avital’s Apiaries from Ithaca supplies natural soaps, lotions and balms. And, she exclaimed, they are flying off the shelves. Honey BeeNaturals out of Jamestown also supplies lotions, salves and balms. “We are sticking with the stay local movement, local roots.” Mendell said, “Another thing we can’t keep on the shelf is the raw honey and honey products from Bob Brachmann Honey Products from Mansfield.” When asked about the trending products and

programs Mendell jested that anything Dr. Oz says is always popular. Mendell then told the Villager that cleanses are a growing trend as well, along with certain books. “The Paleo-Diet, a book that is “against the grain”; it focuses on keeping grains out of the diet and is very popular. And there is a documentary Stay Away from GMOs, that educates against the negatives of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs). We believe the natural way is better. There are a plethora of books in the store and we are also seeing more interest in the Raw Food movement.” With the new year and the rush of health conscious folks looking to gain stronger and healthier bodies and minds, new programs have been initiated and are gaining momentum. Dr. Kritina Barlow ND is heading up a 13-week program that has already begun which focuses on a more healthy approach to “dieting”. Dr. Barlow calls it more of a “lifestyle modification” rather than “just a diet”. She told the Villager that the “In-Form, Burn Fat, Be Fit For Life” Crusade she has begun was formed from research that a company called Nature’s Sunshine discovered. “They researched all the different weight loss programs to see what worked and what didn’t work. It’s not just a diet for 13 weeks,” Dr. Barlow said and printed on a flyer promoting the program. It explains that the “program is different from other weight loss programs because of the Fit-Scan Analysis, the Natural Healing Approach with cutting edge content, FUN Group Support and Individualized Coaching.” Dr. Barlow told the Villager the program has begun but See HEALTHY page 11

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Four Mile Brewery Olean Brewery looks to bring history to the future

(From Left) Jaye Beattie, Gregg Piechota and Nicholas Bohdanowycz, of Four Mile Brewing, stand near the old grains floor of the former Olean Brewing Company, located on Greene Street in Olean. The buildings carry a strong historical tradition that the three brewers look to continue as they move into the facility, once full approval has been reached. Photo by Chris Chapman

By Chris Chapman




Western New York is no stranger to local breweries. Many survived through the dark era called Prohibition, but one such place did not. A couple of buildings in the City, built to house the Olean Brewing Company, have been home to several different things; even storage for former area businesses. Now, a trio of beer lovers are looking to bring brewing back to the Greene Street properties. The trio: Jaye Beattie, Gregg Piechota and Nicholas Bohdanowycz, are not new to the brewing business. The brewing at Four Mile has been going on for quite some time, with the goal of brew to enjoy with friends, Gregg said. The problem is: friends and their friends enjoy the beer so much, more has had to be made. That hatched an idea. Why not move into a larger, better location and create a production line? The former Olean Brewing Company buildings offered the perfect setup, and history, for the trio to start to offer their products to a larger and larger audience. The buildings, built in 1907 to support the growing need for beer in the industrial city of Olean, was a victim of the 18th Amendment. How can you continue your business if you’ve been brewing a nowillegal beverage with nothing else in the hopper? The local brews of that age will be replaced by Four Mile Brewery’s packaging lines and fermentation tanks after 96 years. The line at Four Mile will not be the regular sight for craft and microbrews. Beer coming out of the Greene Street buildings will be packaged in cans. Yes, cans. Sounds like a step into the past in itself, right? Well it may be but there are some real reasons: for the life and flavor of the beer, to can instead of bottle is much better, according to Bohdanowycz and Beattie. “Cans are actually better for the beer,” Beattie said. “A can does not let the light in at all. Light is a big enemy of beer. It degrades the product. The can also keeps the air out. Air will turn a beer pretty quickly.” Bottled beer has a bad habit of losing its airtight

seal on the cap, according to Bohdanowycz, who was a skeptic on the canning process over bottling. “I really thought they were crazy when they started talking about canning,” Bohdanowycz said. “Over the course of two days, with all of the evidence to show the good side of cans, I was sold on it.” It’s not just in the quality of the product, but cans are easier to store, easier to stack and more welcomed in a lot of places than bottles are. “When you go to the beach, you will see a sign that says ‘No Glass Container’. Golf courses are against it as well,” Bohdanowycz said. “Those are markets we can help out.” The smaller production building of the two will house the production line, as well as the brewing equipment. Those things will not be hidden away in some dark corner of the facility, though. Behind a large window in the 202 Greene Street building, visitors can get a feel for the process as they watch it happen in front of them. These beer-minded businessmen offer you a facility with a complete experience. When you walk into the shop, you will be virtually transported into a time before prohibition, back to a time when the beer of the day was very close to a porter and sandwiches were almost a foot tall. That’s the goal. As you walk into the store, you will not only be able to have a pint and watch the game on television, something those pre-Prohibition guys missed out on, but you’ll also be able to get a New York City delistyle sandwich, served on a piece of parchment paper. That sandwich will not be the average lunch sandwich, Beattie said. That sandwich is one of those that will be able to last you for lunch and even dinner that night, if that’s what you want. And, you’ll be eating it in an area that will be designed to look like the pubs of beers past. An industrial style, complete with distressed brick and metal tables in the small dining area are planned. An even greater component of

the plans for the revitalization of the buildings than what they are planning to do on the inside, is what they plan to do on the outside. Sure, the guys are looking for a hops garden with benches in the walkway for visitors to go out and drink while resting in the plants. Yeah, they plan on a small, family-friendly beer garden, but they are looking to be a full partner with the neighborhood and the Olean community, as a whole. The facility has one of the best vantage points of the Fourth of July fireworks in Bradner Stadium. Plans are being laid for that viewing experience, and it does sound like an experience. Piechota, an avid runner, himself, has started laying the groundwork for a city-wide running club. The guys all have an environmental bend. They look hard to find ways to help in making the city a better place, and that includes the river. “We want to be an active partner in the community,” Piechota said. “Sure, we want to have some of our own events, but we want to be part of the community. We want to be part of what’s happening right here.” In that vein, Piechota said the thoughts that he and his partners are looking to open a bar could not be farther from the truth. Four Mile Brewing is a production facility, he said. As such, to become a bar would hurt their local sales to other establishments. Being a bar would also hurt the neighborhood feel, he continued. As the brewery opens, yes, there will be tastings, yes, people can get a growler of their favorite flavor, and there will be many. The place will be closing by 10 p.m. on most nights. “If we have the Sabres game on, or a football game that goes a bit past that, we will stay open until the game is done, but them we are closing shop,” Piechota said. All of the action seems to be going on in the smaller building of the two that will be Four Mile Brewing. What about the behemoth, 18,000 square foot former brewery behind it? For the time being, it will be storage for materials. Plans are in the works to use it for other things, but those are not fully disclosed at this time. The building will house the cans to be filled with the beer. As for future plans, the guys hope to have the buildings ready for operation by late fall, with hopes of hitting the Ellicottville Beer and Wine Festival. Operations are expected to grow to provide sales to private citizens, walking in to get their beer. As that happens, Piechota said, expansion to the Olean and Buffalo markets are the first stop. Eventually, having distribution in a 600-mile radius is planned. Once at full operation, Piechota said he and his partners are looking at potential employment of 10 to 15 people around the area to help in their operations. To make this whole thing a reality, just a couple hurdles remain. The next is a public hearing at the Olean Planning Board meeting, set for Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. If that is successful, plans can move forward in making the Olean Brewing Company building take on more life, awash with suds.

Gus Macker Olean

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OLEAN -- Gus Macker 3-on3 Basketball, America’s largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 15-17, 2014. The 3-day event will benefit the Olean High School Sports Booster and the Olean City School District Foundation. The initial organizational meeting for the 2014 tourney will be held this MONDAY,

JANUARY 27TH, 2014 at Milo’s Village Green, 311 North Union Street, 6 – 7:30 PM. The committee is looking for people to assist in the planning and development of this community event. The tournament is open to players of all ages and experience levels who are computer-matched by age, height and experience so that all

participants can be competitive. The event, first held in Lowell, Michigan in 1974, is a family festival with food and music along with the basketball competition held on the streets near downtown Olean. For more details or if you wish to attend the meeting, please contact John Irving at 397-8223 or Laurie Stroth Aloi at 3781875.

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Music Spotlight

Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff In Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

As we move into the final week of January with another cold spell surrounding us, we are now enjoying our normal January weather and super skiing. Both Holiday Valley and Holimont are in true midwinter form. Ellicottville’s winter good time is further enhanced by our excellent restaurants and the wonderful music found in our clubs & FUN spots, making our area a great place to visit and even better place to live. One more thing, our son Christopher turns forty-three next Tuesday. So Christopher, we wish you a happy BIRTHDAY and may you have many more. Now lets move on to the happenings of this coming week. Starting today, Thursday January 23, 2014 through Wednesday January 29, 2014, we will have eleven Bands, three DJ’s, one with a Karaoke show, one Harley-Day Valley Party, several Sound System events plus all the food and beverage specials offered by our wonderful clubs and restaurants making Ellicottville The FUN spot that it is. Our music parade kicks off this THURSDAY evening with two Bands and a DJ performing. The DJ gig will also include a Karaoke Show. The Gin Mill is first at 8:00 PM with Fred & Tuck doing their acoustic, country, folk, to classic rock music show. Neat cover tunes done in Bongos Freddie and RT Lives’ unique style will, as always, create another really neat Gin Mill Night of music and totally FUN times. Moving to Madigans at 9:00 PM Thursday, The Party Squad, Ellicottville’s favorite and most popular Party Rock Band will have their following, The Partygoers, assembled in Madigans. What happens next is a really FUN night of Party Rock Favorites performed by The Party Squad. In and around The Party Squad Performance, Madigans Sound System will be playing many party favorites. Also at 9:00 PM Thursday The PUB in Great Valley will have DJ Felony along with his Karaoke Show doing his FUN Thursday gig. As we always

say, this neat show gives The PUB Patrons two options. You may be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times. One more point of interest, check out The PUB’S Good Food Now Menu. You will really like what you see. Moving to FRIDAY, a two Band and one DJ evening. We get started at 7:00 PM in Balloons when Aqueous takes the stage. This being their first Ellicottville gig, so from their website. “Aqueous, is a genre melting, funk-tastic groove/rock band known for bringing high energy shows night after night. Catchy songwriting, shredding guitars, tight infectious grooves and spot on improvisations keep crowds dancing right from the first beat. Balloons is in for another really neat music night”. Following Aqueous, DJ Mo Chuck will keep the good times going from Balloons Sound & Light Booth with his Good Time Antics, neat tunes and FUN chit/chat till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday, we will have Two Guys Drinking Beer taking The Gin Mill’s Music Stage. As we always say, Ron and Terry, the two guys, are the heart and soul of the classic rock band West, who play here regularly. These two talented musicians will, as they always do, create a FUN Gin Mill Music & Party Night with their neat tunes and general silliness. This weekend of FUN continues on SATURDAY with five Bands, one DJ and a Harley-Day Valley Party. First, at 3:00 PM in The T Bar of The Holiday Valley Lodge, The Strangers will be doing their wonderful classic rock music show as part of The HarleyDay Valley Party, which will happen on the second floor of Holiday Valley’s Lodge. The Strangers have a great classic rock sound and are one of the best cover bands that performs here in Ellicottville. The show they do is the best. Then at 5:00 PM in Balloons, The Midlife Crisis Band will be doing their third Ellicottville gig. Midlife Crisis is a very hi-energy four-piece Classic Rockin & Dancin Party Band that is totally crowd involved. Their previous gigs have had The Balloons Crowd in a party and FUN music mode all evening. Following Midlife Crisis, DJ Flakey Frank, The Party Monster, will keep the party going from Balloons Sound & Light Booth. Frank, as always, will offer neat, danceable tunes and very off the wall & unusual, yet very friendly, chitter/chatter till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Saturday when three Bands will be performing. First Madigans Up-Stairs Party Bar will have the full seven-piece Never Ben Band doing what we believe

will be a really neat show. This Buffalo area band lists the tunes they do on their website as being from The Black Crows, Johnny Cash, The Doors, Radiohead, Sheryl Crow, U2, CCR, The Band, The Who and many more. Madigans Up-Stairs Party Bar will be ROCKIN this Saturday night for sure. Also at 9:00 PM Saturday The Gin Mill will have Three Easy Pieces on their music stage. RT Live, Freddie Joseph and Jeff Johnson, who are The Three Easy Pieces, do a really neat version of acoustic, classic to southern and country rock. The cover tunes they do will always have their unique twist, which almost makes them original. Again, this three-piece band will make another FUN Gin Mill Saturday Music Night happen. Saturday’s third 9:00 PM gig will happen in The PUB in Great Valley when Buck Wild takes the stage. Here we have a new four-piece band that is a make over from The Oliverio Family Band. Their music line up appears to be southern to classic rock to traditional country that will have The PUB crowd really enjoying life. After a music free SUNDAY that will have us preparing for Super Bowl Sunday, which will take place the first Sunday in February. We now move on to next week. MONDAY more than likely will be music free. The only possibility will be Madigans Church on Monday. However, we believe Reverend Jack will still have his Original Honkey Tonk to Rock A Billy show on hold. So let’s move on to TUESDAY beginning at 7:00 PM when The Twobadours will be back in The Gin Mill doing their acoustic southern rock to country music show. Red Gray and RP Jones perform this excellent show that continues to make Tuesday a great & FUN music night in The Gin Mill. Their show includes everything from The Statler Brothers to Skynard and Marshall Tucker. They will also do some Johnny Cash Willie Nelson and several other country 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 take the stage. This wonderful, long running, traditional, acoustic folk to southern rock music show usually will include Pink Gary London. One or more other local musicians, such as Retro Lil Joey might also 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 hope to see you there. C U Round The Music Scene Good Stuff No Worries.

Eagle Scout Dinner Boy Scouts Top Achievers

Pictured with all the Eagle Scouts is standing on the left, John Wojciechowicz, Council Executive and Eagle Scout;Anthony Evans, council vice president; center, NYS Supreme Court Justice Jeremiah Moriarity, keynote speaker and an Eagle Scout from Franklinville, N.Y.; and far right, Curt Crandall, Executive Board member and dinner chairman, Allegany County chairman of the Legislature and Eagle Scout.

The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America recently recognized its 2013 Class of Eagle Scouts at Saint Bonaventure University. The

Eagle Scouts, along with their parents and scoutmaster, were guests of the council at a dinner in their honor. Fifteen of the 36 young men who attained the

rank of Eagle Scout were able to attend, along with other past Eagle Scouts. Collectively, the 36 Eagle Scouts gave leadership to community service projects totaling more than 5,400 hours of service. The honorable Jeremiah Moriarity, New York State Supreme Court Justice, was the keynote speaker. Mr. Moriarity is an Eagle Scout himself, earning his Eagle Medal in a Troop in Franklinville, NY. He was also a member of the Councils Executive Board for many years. More than 100 were in attendance to celebrate the scouts achievements. For more information about the Boy Scouts, call the Scout Service Center at 665-2697 or visit www.alleghenyhighlands. org.

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Don Brewer will bring his drum kit, and the rest of Grand Funk Railroad to the Seneca Allegany Casino's Event Center this Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5p.m. Known for such hits as “We're an American Band”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”, “I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home”, and many more, the band has been through some rough times: disbanding twice, finding themselves broke and the targets of a lawsuit. The newest incarnation of the band will be live to entertain fans of all ages. Don Brewer, one of the founding members, and the only skins player to be a part of the ensemble, offered some insight into the history and the band, but mostly what it's like to be in Don Brewer's head. Before you come out and Party Down with an American Band, take a few minutes to get to know one of the more influential drummers in business. Grand Funk, as with so many other bands of their era, had the task of developing a sound that would identify them - to create a sound that would possibly propel them to a level of stardom. Brewer said the sound now known as Grand Funk Railroad was a blend of many things. “Well, growing up in Flint, Mi., Motown had a definite influence on our sound,” he said. “We grew up with the R&B and rock music of the time, listening to Hendrix and

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including the Special Olympics, dinner, then a mind-blowing art The Ronald McDonald House, and music performance where many children’s hospitals, and Michael will paint life-sized the Susan G. Komen Breast canvases. Attendees will have Cancer Foundation. Just last the opportunity to “steal” a year, Michael performed at masterpiece as the artworks will Bemus Point benefiting the be live auctioned with anything Chautauqua County Hospice. goes prices all to benefit the ski The event will be held at patrols of Holimont and Holiday the beautifully renovated Valley. Ellicottville Brewing Company For more information about on August 2, 2014.  A limited Michael’s performance, please number of sponsorship contact Mary Lyn Boberg opportunities are still available, of the National Ski Patrol at ranging from $2,500 to 716-560-5482 or email her at $30,000.  All sponsorships luckydiamond99@frontiernet. include a number of seats net , or Peter Kreinheder of the and many spectacular extras. Ellicottville Brewing Company The evening will start with a at 716-699-2537, extension VIP reception with the artist number “0”, or via email at featuring, cocktails and hors Peter@ellicottvillebrewing. d’oeuvres followed by a lobster com. Queen. We set out to take this R7B sound and make a power trio around it.” That transformation started early for Brewer, who started his musical career playing clarinet in the high school band. Sometimes fate seems to step in and make the decisions that will chart a course and send us straight to where we need to be. That band class was the perfect thing for Brewer. He said he will never forget the day the band director approached him. “He came to me and asked if I had any interest in playing drums,” Brewer said. “I hated that clarinet. I was ready to do something else. See, the issue was that the drum section was made up of all girls and they needed someone to carry the bass drum in the marching band. That started the whole thing going.” What Brewer claims to have helped him next is the sign of a good home. Brewer's dad, who just so happened to have been a performing swing drummer, went out and helped his son with getting a full starter drum kit, then taught the little Brewer the craft. “He loved that I was going to be playing the drums,” Brewer said. His mom, not so much, he said. That was the start leading to bands from the age of 12 he said, eventually leading to the formation of Grand Funk Railroad. As the band developed their own style, they began to build their own following with no help from music critics and industry press; their first album came and went. They were looking for people to help in making the next one. That's when the first inclination that they had

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made it came into the picture. “I was working with Todd Rundgren and we had gone to see the Frank Zappa movie, 2,000 Hotels,” Brewer recalled. “There's a line in there where Frank mentions the band in reference to some not-so-good music. As a joke, I looked at Todd and said, 'Let's see if we can get Frank Zappa to produce our next album.'” One thing leading to another, as it often does in the music business, and Frank Zappa was sitting with Grand Funk Railroad in the studio, and Brewer finds himself on a track of one of Zappa's songs. “I loved working with Frank,” Brewer said. “I am still friends with the family. I t talk to Dweezil often.” Over the course of hiss career, being in many differentt outfits, to include The Silvero Bullet Band, Brewer has hadc the opportunity to work withi some of the best in the musica business. He credits RundgrenF with being one of the best heb has worked with, simply on( the credit of some of the songsw that Rundgren helped Grandp Funk to create, to includea “We're an American Band”. p Artists that perform to three,p sometimes four generationss of fans every night, often findt themselves as part of thatt American Fabric of music.i Brewer says he has always T liked the role. “I always get a thrill when I hear something we have done on a commercial, or in a movie or television show, even on the radio,” he said. “Even The Simpsons mentioned us by name on an episode. “I love playing to three or four generations that know See GFR page 11

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Story From Cover bridge the amount traditional lenders offer. According to Zink, there has been a decline in activity lately, in that businesses have not been coming to STEDO for funding because of banks and other lenders going with an all or nothing mentality with businesses. Another problem facing STEDO is that too many business owners don't know what the development organization can do. In the coming months, STEDO and Southern Tier West will be looking for ways to help businesses in a better capacity, Zink said. “If we can fill just a part of the need, it's something we should consider,” he said. “We are rapidly seeing a greater and greater need for businesses,” Kier Dirlam, board member and part of the Allegany County Planning Board, said. In many previous months, members of the Southern Tier West board have met prior to the regular meeting to discuss the future of the organization and how to steer it in a way to be a major regional player for businesses and other development partners, board chairman Robert Keis said. Another such meeting will take place prior to the next full board meeting of Southern Tier West on March 20. Steering and future considerations will be discussed at 11:30 with the regular meeting to start at 1 p.m. at the Center for Regional Excellence, 4039 Route 219, Suite 200, Salamanca. Little Valley Stormwater Demonstration Project A new demonstration facility may be a reality on


Story From Cover 5pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday. Shawn Luchtel from Heartland Bowhunter will appear both days, along with snowshoe and ski demonstrations. And the Cattaraugus County pistol permit clerk will be on the floor both days. It is more than a gun show, according to Meme Yanetsko , Chief Operating Officer at Greater Olean. In addition to guns, visitors will find outfitters, kayaks, canoes, ATVs, clothing lines, and beef jerky; anything and everything to do with the outdoors. The new location at Good Times of Olean allows the show to do outdoor activities. Yanetsko says, “Leisure Time Powersports are coming over with their snowmobiles and ATVs for demo runs. And also


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there are more classes to be started,. She explained that there may be a $50 discount on the $295 price for new clients coming in. The price includes the 13-week program and supplements, a weekly FitScan Assessment, a free bag of Pea Protein powder, (which she explained she wasn’t crazy about soy protein and whey protein is a dairy product), a shaker, a pedometer, coaching, recipes, prizes and more. Also the flyer states that if you are unable to attend the group program, that individualized coaching is available. There is a class every week. The first 30 minutes consist of


Cont. From Page 10 our music and can sing the lyrics,” he said. “It's really cool to look out there and see kids and grandparents singing

the grounds of a Cattaraugus County department’s facility. Demonstrations will exemplify techniques of storm water usage and mitigation, all the while, adding to the aesthetics of taxpayer property. Stormwater treatment and mitigation is not something that is a new outreach for trainers at Southern Tier West. New techniques have pushed the need to educate municipalities on what the best policies and practices are, and many of those will be on display at the Cattaraugus County Public Works building in Little Valley, according to Southern Tier West trainer Ginger Malak. The plan has met by county officials with open arms, she told the members of the Southern Tier West board, Thursday. Malak said the Works Committee of the Cattaraugus County Legislature met her request for use of approximately 2 acres behind the building on Jack Ellis Drive, in Little Valley, with “tremendous support.” That support continued with a resolution to allow the usage of the land for demonstration purposes, passed by the whole of the legislature. “We have been involved right from the beginning,” County public works commissioner, Joseph Pillittere, said. “The site for the demo is on our property and we will also be providing in-kind services as part of this project.” The in-kind services would include manpower and equipment use at the facility, he said. “The idea is to provide a demonstration site that individuals can visit to learn what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to storm water management,” Pillittere continued. “Proper storm water management can help prevent flooding of transportation corridors, property damage,

stream and creek erosion, and pollution. The quote I like best is that we want to ‘mimic nature by integrating stormwater management into building and site developments to reduce the impacts on nature.’ The site can be used by contractors, municipalities, students and environmentalists. It would be open to individuals from Chautauqua, Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties” The demonstration project is only one part of the storm water education plan. Malak said she and other staff members of Southern Tier West had conducted an educational training for officials of municipalities within the three-county area represented by Southern Tier West, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties. The first seminar, held in May, was attended by 116 people, representing 74 participating municipalities, Malak said. “I would have thought it was successful with maybe 50 people,” she said. “We well exceeded that number. I believe we will be having a second annual conference.” The conference, as well as the demonstration site, are part of a three-year program, now in its second year. The program focuses on training and building capacity with municipal officials and superintendents. The program is designed to aid the officials in understanding the importance of stormwater and its treatment, Malak said. Part of the process for the program involves a full inventory of the hydrology pieces in the area, such as culverts and other storm equipment. The inventory will include a full mapping and condition report for the region. “We not only want these people to know how to deal with storm water, we also want them to understand what it is, what is in it, and what it can do,” Malak said.

our outfitter, Country Squirrel Outfitters, is allowing you to demo their snowshoes, as well as their cross-country skis, which we can do right in the backyard of Good Times. We appreciate all that Dan Carter (in Allegany) did for us for the show the last few years, but Good Times is where we’ll be for the next several (years).” Yanetsko notes that most of the exhibits will be inside. But for those who head outdoors, “Susan Avery will also be outside, doing open fire cooking. She’ll show you how to cook up some yummy morsels.” The show also likes to feature a personality from the Outdoor Channel or something similar. “This year Shawn Luchtel from Heartland Bowhunter out of Kansas will be coming in, and will talk about how to hunt, early, the whitetails. It’s nice to that we have some kind of deemed expert coming here.” Presentations will be taking place both days in the Point Restaurant inside Good Times.

“We have somebody talking about whitetail and how you can attract them to your yard, legally. Also, Jim Beverly will be back with Retriever training. If you want your little puppy to learn to hunt with you, he’s the guy to go to. Also being planned is hunter safety from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, as well as some fly fishing people talking, too.” There are 51 booth spaces available, 40 vendors have signed up, and the show is sold out. Anyone bringing their dogs is directed to use the exterior entrance at the south end of the building, instead of going through the bowling alley. People who want to bring their guns to come in and talk to Ron from Ron’s Gun Shop or Mark from Red Barn Guns are welcome to do so, as long as the gun is unloaded and the safety is on. Admission to the show is $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. Children twelve and under with an adult are free to enter.

getting checked in, weighed in, and given a shake. And 45 minutes is a class on holistic education. “What I love is it teaches how to eat healthy. It’s not about counting calories or gaining points. It’s about eating healthy.” Dr. Barlow exclaimed. Dr. Barlow also explained the food plan part of the program which is numbered as such-1,2,2,2,5 and is part of the essential food plan. “It consists of 1 fruit, 2 grains, 2 dairy or dairy alternatives, 2 proteins and 5 vegetables. Another part is getting “the body moving again, as this time of year gets some people in the sedentary mode. “The first class has 15 people in it and they were all very excited to get started,” Dr. Barlow said, “ and each has different metabolic and physical needs and the program is tailored around personal needs. If

the person feels they’re overweight, we work to correct it with metabolic stimulation. If they feel thin with little muscle we seek to increase the muscle mass. The goal of the program is to be healthy. By using the FitScan, a very expensive scale, we assess how the people are doing.” For more information stop into Nature’s Remedy at 26 Monroe Street in Ellicottville, call (716) 699- herb (4372), email, get in touch with Dr. Kristina Barlow at (716) 353-0786 or email her at drbarlow@ Getting healthy is a very popular activity around the Ellicottville area. Nature’s Remedy, Gretchen Mendell and Dr. Kristina Barlow are very enthusiastic to share their knowledge and help folks get healthy.

together to our music. When we started out on this thing, we never dreamed we would make it to this level.” The current composition of grand Funk Railroad is Brewer on drums, founding bassist Mel Schacer, former .38 Special guitarist Max Carl, Tim Cashion on keyboards, and former KISS guitarist

Bruce Kulick on guitar. The show starts at 5 p.m. And tickets can be purchased on, starting at $20, but hurry, there are not many left. “It'll be an all-hitched, Grand Funk Railroad Rock and Roll show and more,” Brewer said. “WE want to see people there up and dancing.”


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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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January 26 Friends of Good Music Season Presents Madrigalia – Vocal Ensemble St. Bonaventure - Now in its 36th concert season, Madrigalia an 18-member Rochester based vocal ensemble, delights audiences of all ages with diverse choral repertoire spanning the centuries and exploring many styles. 3:00pm – 4:30pm

January 25 A Mission to Mars at the Challenger Learning Center Allegany - Go on a Mission to Mars with the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center in January 26 Allegany, NY for a trip that’s out of this world! Seneca Allegany Casino Presents Grand Funk Suit up for a simulated flight that will take you Railroad to Mars, beside astronauts who will guide you Salamanca - As the cold and snow come to safely to the planet and then in for a landing. Western New York this winter, Seneca Casinos There may be some challenges along the way, will make the indoors seem even more warm so be ready for some outer space excitement! A and inviting with a variety of world-class small Martian celebration will follow but tickets entertainers. are limited! Recommended for teens and adults, you can order your tickets by calling (716) 379-8686. For more information on this event

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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EMPLOYMENT FALLING WATERS SPA at Holiday Valley Looking for Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Nail Tech. Please call Brandy at 716-677-9700. For Dina’s at HoliMont: Catering and Counter/Cashier positions available for 2013 – 2014 Ski season. Please fill out application at Dina’s Restaurant, 15 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY 14731, 716 699 5330 Growing manufacturer in the transportation industry has multiple permanent, full time job opportunities as Quality Technician, Salesperson, Assembly and Fabricators, and Truck Driver. Email: shelley@compositepanelsolutions or call 716-257-3475

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC - To allow us to properly remove the snow please park accordingly. Overnight parking is only allowed in designated areas in the Village and Town of Ellicottville. Please abide by the local ordinances so everyone can travel safely and have room to park. Snow storms require immediate snow removal, please move your vehicles daily so the areas can be plowed. • Please don’t block sidewalks when parking in driveways. • Any questions please inquire at the Police Department located at One West Washington. - Local Police Department, Village and Town DPW Department, Supervisor Burrell and Mayor Coolidge.

COLLECTORS NOTICE - TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I, Robyn A. George, Collector of taxes in and for the Town of Ellicottville, County of Cattaraugus, State of New York, have received the warrant for the collection of the taxes of the said Town for the present year, and that I will be available from 9:00am until 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, excepting holidays at 1 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY for the purpose of receiving payment of said taxes. FURTHER, TAKE NOTICE that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2014 without charge of interest. On all taxes collected after such date there shall be added interest of one percent for February and two percent for March until the return of the unpaid taxes is made to the Cattaraugus County Treasurer on the 1st day of April, 2014 PUBLIC NOTICE - TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE - Please take notice that a Special meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall at 1 W. Washington St., Ellicottville, New York to consider the Utility Work Agreement with NYS DOT for the Route 219/242 sidewalk project. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE


Large Print Available Library Titles In Large Print Ready For Checkout The library has over 170 large print titles available for checkout. In addition the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System outreach department loans us twenty different large print books every three months for our patrons to check out Our current selection includes a variety of mysteries, westerns and best-selling authors.

Magazines Available Magazines available for checkout – don’t forget, thanks to some generous donations, we have over 30 magazine titles available at the library. These can be borrowed for three weeks at a time. At The Ellicottville Memorial Library.

Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. At The Ellicottville Memorial Library.

Grand Funk Railroad: January 26, 2014 : Seneca Allegany Casino

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Last Friday January 17th, the Colors were Alive at Madigan’s

23 W. WASHINGTON ST. Large well-appointed 5 BR home in the heart of the Village; natural woodwork. Corner double lot. B423366 $390,000

6817 BUCHAN RIDGE Open contemp. home w/walls of windows; furn. 5+ BR, views of HV slopes & surrounding hills. B422593 $765,000

Route 219 @ Wildflower Ellicottville, NY

SALES DIRECT 716 -699-2000

5751 BONN WAY EAST Open concept chalet has it all with room to roam; 5 BR/3.5 BTH; fam. rm. with FP; gourmet kitchen. B405061 $439,000

5 SNOWPINE Ski in/ski out from this fully furnished 2000 SF 3 B R/2.5 BTH townhome. Gas heat inc. garage. B428277 $389,000

7975 RTE 219 ABBEY LANE, VILLAGE PLACE 5799 RTE 219 S 6 Br + 2 full apartment lodge in ski Condo living in the Heart of the Prvt location only min. to HV Village. All existing units sold! surrounded by state land off Eagle country. All bedrooms have full Reserve your unit now . Sold by Forest Rd. 3 BR Cont home, 2 F/Ps. baths & fireplaces. Furnished. B422442 $449,900 Prospectus. From $369,000 B430228 $369,900

Photos By Kristy Koebel


5709 BONN WAY EAST 43 PINE TREE 5773 BONN WAY EAST 4 BR/3 BTH cedar chalet min. to Townhouse w/master suite on 2nd 4 BR/3 BTH chalet w/appliances the slopes. Lower walkout; wrap- flr., 2 BR & BTH in lower lvl, fully & most furnishings. Great layout around deck w/ panoramic views. furn.; walk to Village. No HOA. for entertaining. Wooded setting. B444441 $259,900 B422645 $267,500 B429559 $299,900

5413 SUGARTOWN A-frame 2 BR home on 8.65 ac that backs up to the creek. Newer septic & well. Panoramic views. B443712 $77,500

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FOX RIDGE For rent or purchase from $194,500 townhomes with 3-4 BR overlooking HV Resort.

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147 GREEN VALLEY 6D SUN UP Open concept 3 BR/2 BTH Village location; 3 BR/2 BTH mobile; many upgrades. Fully being offered w/most furnishings. furnished. 5 mins. to Ellicottville! Flring, windows, siding all newer. B433420 $79,900 B439073 $69,900 Call Us!

ALPINE MEADOWS SUGAR PINE LODGE Charming Bavarian B & B For rent or purchase from upscale suites w/private entrances, $227,500! 3 BR/2/5 BTH across fireplace, walk to Village. from golf course & ski slopes.

Holiday Valley and HoliMont Ski Patrols In Collaboration with Ellicottville Brewing Company are Proud to Present




w e r b bite


art in concert

Located on the ski slopes of Holiday Valley inside the Tamarack Club

24 Brews On Tap 5 Large Screen TV’S Daily Features & Fresh Soups

an intense, h e a r t- p o u n d i n g art & musical experience!

honest food. real beer. 716.699.5350

AUGUST 2, 2014 ellicottville brewing company beer garden @ 6pm



The original works of art created by michael israel will be auctioned at the show with proceeds benefitting our local ski patrols

Gourmet Pizza • Great Entrees • Brew House Beer Open Daily at 11:00 AM

Ellicottville’s Weekly Newspaper Online: for details | tickets | sponsorship opportunities

The villager ellicottville jan23 29,2014 volume 9 issue 04  
The villager ellicottville jan23 29,2014 volume 9 issue 04  

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