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Volume 07 ~ Issue 4

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By Eric Hund Universtiy of Pitt. at Bradford The temperatures may be freezing, but snow sports competition is heating up this weekend at Holiday Valley Resort. The resort will host both boardercross races and skiercross races on Jan. 28 and 29 at their Moonshadow terrain park. Both are part of the Western New

York Snowboard and Freeski Series, a chapter of the United States of America Snowboard Association. According to Holiday Valley, the Moonshadow terrain park is home to intermediate features, for riders looking to dial in that elusive trick, or just have a mellow session with your crew. The park offers midlevel park features, with the upper portion of the park featuring a series

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The resort will host both boardercross races and skiercross races on Jan. 28 and 29 at their Moonshadow terrain park. Both are part of the Western New York Snowboard and Freeski Series, a chapter of the United States of America Snowboard Association.

Greater Olean Sports Show This Weekend in Allegany By Nicholas Pircio 95.7 FM, WPIG

Just because it isn’t snowing does not mean you can’t enjoy winter. You don’t even have to go outside! With warmer temperatures interrupting our periodic if brief arctic blasts, why not take advantage of the weather by paying a visit to the Greater Olean Outdoor and Recreation Sports Show, January 28th and 29th. Be sure to note the location. The event will take place at the Daniel Carter Events Center, 2383 West Five Mile Road Extension in Allegany, just off Route 86 at the Allegany exit (24). Meme Yanetsko, the Chief Operating Officer at the Greater Olean Area

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Chamber of Commerce, likes the mid-winter date. This year’s event marks the third such sports show, but the first time it will be held in January, rather than September. There was no sports show last year. And it used to be held at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, near Bradner Stadium. So why do the move? Yanetsko said it was a great location because of the park and parking facilities, but timing did not work well for the vendors. She noted, “Charters were still out on the water, and a lot of the outfitters weren’t gearing up yet. This year, knock on wood, we’re looking pretty good.” It should also be noted that Bradford will not be hosting a similar exhibition this year. The Chamber sought out a different location for the outdoor sports show See SHOW page 15

of banked turns and rollers, while the lower portion features medium sized boxes, rails and double jumps. These two events feature head-tohead completion through S turns, over jumps and around gates, and will feature two races a day and are part of the USASA regional qualifying contest. All of the events require a USASA membership to participate, and contestants must

wear helmets during the events. The WNY Series began January 14 at HoliMont Ski Resort, and Holiday Valley hosted a slalom race on Jan. 15. Holiday Valley will also host slopestyle events on Feb. 11 and 12, and the series will also feature slopestyle and rail jam events at See USASA page 15

Buffalo Ranch Devlop. Town Planning Board Signs off on Ellicottvillas

This satellite shows the area of Horn Hill Road to be developed for the Buffalo Ranch Development. The lots for single-family homes can be seen going along Horn Hill Road. The shaded area shows where the town homes will be built. Monday night’s meeting also discussed revised plans for a new clubhouse at the Ellicottvillas shared ownership complex. (See Story “Town” page 15)

Sundance Film Fest. Touches Home Screening at Tamarack Club February 4 to Benefit the Lousbury Adaptive Ski Program The Sundance Film Festival has announced that a Warren Miller documentary, “The Movement”, will be one of 64 entries in this year’s Short Film Competition. This film focuses on five disabled athletes that have regained their sense of freedom through skiing. It is designed to increase awareness, participation, and opportunity in adaptive sports across the country. Holiday Valley and the Lousbury Adaptive Ski program will showcase this documentary in the Tamarack Club on Saturday February 4th at 7 pm. The film, which is narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller, tells the story of five individuals from all walks of life whom faced incredible obstacles, found the inspiration to overcome them and became real everyday heroes. Through skiing, each has ultimately discovered or rediscovered the freedom of

See FILM page 15

The film, which is narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller, tells the story of five individuals from all walks of life whom faced incredible obstacles, found the inspiration to overcome them and became real everyday heroes.

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Publisher’s Word A Mid-Winter Warm Up

This time of year, an integral part of the whole Ellicottville package is the Apres ski activity. I’m referring, of course, to the restaurants and pubs we all love to visit after a long day on the slopes. If you’ve ever been to one of our fine clubs on a busy weekend, you know things can get pretty hectic! Patrons will line up three-deep to the bar waiting not-so-patiently for their favorite libation. Crowds form around the serving station, making life pretty difficult for the poor cocktail waitress who dances her way through the crowd with tray held aloft, rarely spilling a precious drop. These customer service experts do as much for Ellicottville’s reputation as the conditions at the two ski areas. The effort they extend each and every night

is lost on most customers; they make their jobs look easy – fun, even. But to be a professional bartender you need to know more than how to memorize your clients’ favorite drink recipes. You need to know proper techniques, how to interact with customers, handle difficult situations, operate cash registers, maintain beer and soda systems, and (most importantly) how to serve alcohol responsibly. So, dear readers, the next time you stop in to your favorite spot to have a sip, take a moment to appreciate the skill and motivation these good-hearted folks put out there for you. Twenty percent for a tip is the least you can do – smiling back and thanking them is just as important. Until next week Jeanine Zimmer

Parking Ban in Ellicottville Winter Parking Requirements from December 1 - March 31

To all residents and visitors to the Village of Ellicottville: It’s almost time for the Annual Winter Parking Ban in the Village. This Ban affects Washington Street from Jefferson Street to Mill Street; and Monroe Street from Elizabeth Street to Martha Street and is in effect from December 1 thru March 31 annually. There is NO PARKING on these streets from 4:00 a.m to 6:00 a.m. to allow the Village D.P.W. to remove snow in the Village Business District. This parking ban will be enforced daily regardless of snow conditions. Furthermore, please do not leave vehicles parked on or across sidewalks which would interfere with the removal of snow by the Village sidewalk plow. Thank you for your cooperation. Howard T. Gifford - Constable, Village of Ellicot-

Local Artist Selected

Fitzpatrick Selected for “Women Create” Exhibit in Jamestown

Ellicottville artist Karen Fitzpatrick’s stained glass window “Breakout” is among the selections for Women Create, the first juried exhibit of women’s art at the new 3rd On 3rd Gallery in downtown Jamestown, New York.  Pictured here, the stained glass work will on display from February 11 through March 31.

JAMESTOWN, NY – Ellicottville artist Karen Fitzpatrick’s stained glass window “Breakout” is among the selections for Women Create, the first juried exhibit of women’s art at the new 3rd On 3rd Gallery in downtown Jamestown, New York.    With the February 11-March 31 show created to feature the work of local and regional women, the preponderance of artists come from throughout western New York. Fitzpatrick is the only Ellicottville artist to be included.   Women Create will display

a wide range of art and fine crafts in a variety of media.    A self-taught artist, Fitzpatrick’s interest began with an introduction to stained glass class at Discover Ellicottville in 2003. After a subsequent class in 2006, with trial and error and much experimentation, she completed her first stained glass window for her music room in 2007.   Since then, Fitzpatrick has participated in a number of arts show, primarily in Cattaraugus County where she is a member of the Cattaraugus County

Arts Council.   In her application for the show, Fitzpatrick noted, “My background does not include a formal education in art…… rather, music.  Several of my designs are an interpretation of a song or lyric. After cutting and assembling an actual patterned panel, a new composition often emerges from improvisation with the remaining glass.” She concluded, “My observation: there is no fixed consensus about the nature and essence of art. The concepts of art are defined and redefined by the art world….To all of you who create with heart and dedication!  There’s nothing like it!  It really can feed your soul.”   Women Create’s opening reception will be 6-8 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Jamestown’s 3rd On 3rd Gallery, 116 East Third Street, adjacent to the Reg Lenna Civic Center. Presented in cooperation with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, Women Create will be the gallery’s first major juried show and the second major group/multi-artists show since it opened last year. 
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Letter to the Community From the Loving Family of Edmund P. Szpaicher

outpouring of love and support from the community during this difficult time in our lives. While our loss is great, your kind words of encouragement, friendly smiles, and genuine hugs made life a little bit easier as we coped with our grief. We all know what a wonderful place Ellicottville really is; however, each of you has once again shown us what makes our little town so special. It was truly amazing to see so many people and hear so To Our Ellicottville Family and many stories about our dad and Friends, husband. Some made us laugh, Words cannot express some made us cry, and some how grateful we are for the made us just remember what a

great guy he really was. Although he has passed, the memories will live on in our special town forever. As we pass through the post office, the grocery store, or a village restaurant we will fondly think of the times we spent together and the many stories that were shared. It is this small town that will help heal our hearts and for that we are forever grateful to each and every one of you. Thank you for being there when we needed you most - he would be even more proud today to call Ellicottville his home. Sincerely, Becky, Brooke, Madison, Mila, and Trey

Obit. ~ Grace Hall Bruehl December 11, 2914 - January 19, 2012

Ellicottville, NY - Grace Hall Bruehl, 97 of Elizabeth St. Passed away Thursday January 19, 2012 at The Pines in Machais, NY. She was born December 11, 1914 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of late Harry and Charlotte (Huber) Hall.

Mrs. Bruehl was married to Water Bruehl who predeceased her. Mrs. Bruehl was a Real Estate Agent with Charlotte Hall Real Estate out of Williamsville, NY and then later in Otto, NY. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in

Ellicottville, NY and was an avid gardener and was a member of many garden clubs. She also was an avid equestrian having won many awards for her horse riding. She is survived by three sons: Craig (Patricia) Bruehl of Cattaraugus, NY, Walter “Trey” Bruehl of Ellicottville, NY and Richard Bruehl of Seattle, Wash. And 2 grandchildren Keith and Erica as well as 2 great grandchildren, Alexandria and Austin and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she was predeceased by a sister Doris Clark. A Private family service will be held. Memorials may be made to the Ellicottville Ambulance Service of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City Street in Little Valley, NY.

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To Whom it May Concern: A Plea to ReOpen Senior Center at the Cooperative Extension

In the Jan. 19th paper there was an article by the director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, Cherianne Wold. It concerned the upcoming quarterly birthday party at the senior wellness and nutritional sites. She says this is a great time for people to get together. I agree. Only you will notice there is no site listed for Ellicottville. In December, our one gentleman, Lyn, turned 98. I don’t know if he was picked up and taken to a party. The meal sounds wonderful: baked ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, cake and ice cream. Please, pay attention out there. Ellicottville, the friendliest, busiest, richest village in the county, has nowhere for it’s senior citizens to meet and eat. Please help… anyone?? Someone?? --Barbara E. Champaigne

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Local Student Artwork

ECS Student Artwork on Display at Ellicottville Memorial Library

Sports Boosters Club Red & Gold Rumble Fundraiser on April 21, 2012

Rachel “The House” Painter, a student-athlete at Olean High School; OHS Superintendent Dr. Colleen Taggerty, and OHS Alumni John Elmore Local student artwork on display – the gallery area of the library currently has ECS student artwork on display. Come check out these amazing pieces of art including paintings done with coffee, tunnel books, snowman pictures and leaf prints. They will be on display until mid-February.

Free Tax Help for Seniors Sponsored by AARP, RSVP, and the IRS

TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) provides FREE tax assistance to older individuals in the community. Trained volunteers will help prepare State and Federal income tax returns. There is no Charge for this service. Call Don or Allison Girod at 716-257-3285 for appointments, information, questions, or to make special arrangements

for shut-ins. This year we will be offering counseling at the following locations: Cattaraugus Free Library: 21 Main Street, Cattaraugus, New York, Wednesdays - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (February 8, 2012 through April 11, 2012) Salamanca Public Library : 155 Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, New York Thursdays – 1:15 p.m. to 6:00

p.m. (February 9, 2012 through April 5, 2012) Appointments are required – please call 716-2573285 When you come to your appointment, please bring the following (as applicable):A copy of last year’s tax return, W-2 form, 1099 forms, information on deductions, credits, sales of stock, etc, real estate tax receipts.

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OLEAN – When John Elmore called Meme Yanetsko this fall and presented an idea to her for a potential Sports Boosters Club fundraiser, she jumped (in the ring) on it!  Olean High School Sports Boosters will host the 1st Red & Gold Rumble – a USA Boxing sanctioned event -- at the high school on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

 John Elmore has been involved in boxing since his youth. In the 1970’s, the Olean YMCA was a training site for the Southern-Tier Boxing Club, which was run by the late Larry Twitty.  The late JoJoe Redeye and Jim Terrion of Salamanca trained club members in Salamanca.  Several guys from Olean who participated in the program including John were City of Olean Police Chief Terry Schnell, Rev. Van Gayton,

Stanley Parks, “Jolten” Joe McBride, Jeff Becker, Vince Marra, Tony Labella, Tommy Wilson, Robert Elmore, Tony Wilson, Rick Samuelson, and James Brooks.  John is now a USA Boxing certified referee and boxing coach.  In fact, Olean High School hosted a boxing event back in 1973.

 The Red & Gold Rumble’s card will feature between 12 and 15 amateur bouts with members of boxing clubs from Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Erie: St. Martin’s Boxing Club; St. John International Boxing Club; Casal Boxing, WNY MMA, University of Buffalo Boxing Club, and the Bomb Squad.  This event, which is sanctioned by USA boxing, will feature boxers from the clubs ranging in ages from 11 to 24 years old.  Many of the boxers

have won state and national amateur titles. 

“Boxing is a sport that requires dedication and discipline as well as superb conditioning,” stated Mr. Elmore. “My hope is the values taught in boxing will carry over to other aspects of their lives,” he added.  The goal of the Red and Gold Rumble is to raise $10,000 dollars for the Olean High School Sports Booster Club as well as money to send Western New York Boxers to national tournaments.  John is a Buffalo attorney, and a proud member of both the Olean High School Athletic and its Academic Wall of Fame.  He credits much of his success to the values and education that he received at Olean High School and this effort is a small way of giving back.  John’s company, Brown Chiari Attorneys LLP has signed on as one of the rumble’s initial sponsors.

 This event is also being coordinated and assisted by OHS students in Mrs. Chris Stavish’s Sports & Entertainment Marketing class. “I had presented to her students in another class early this year on marketing Olean.  When this event came along, I thought it would be a great idea to get the students involved from the first step – promoting, securing sponsors, ticket sales, etc.  With guidance from John, Mrs. Stavish, and myself, we are giving the students the go ahead on this event,” added Meme Yanetsko, OHS Sports Boosters Treasurer. 

For more information on the Rumble, please contact Meme Yanetsko at 716-372-4433 or by email to

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Exhibition at St. Bona’s

Quick Center Features Photography and Poetry of Etsuko Yuasa

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2012 — A photography exhibition by Japanese artist Etsuko Yuasa opens Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.   The exhibition, titled “Visual Poetry,” will be accompanied by poems written by Etsuko, which will be exhibited in both Japanese and English.   The opening will include a 4 p.m. lecture by the artist in the Quick Center’s Rigas Theater. The lecture is free and open to the public.   The daughter of famed cinematographer Kazutami Hara, Etsuko’s early years were filled with art, especially drawing and painting. As a teen, she developed interests in film, oil painting and design, but it was through still photography that she thought she could best express herself.   She enrolled at Tokyo Polytechnic University in 1982, and a year later visited

Los Angeles as part of a photographic thesis project. She was captivated by the American lifestyle and way of thinking.   After school, Etsuko spent eight years as a photograph coordinator in the commercial photo industry, but became interested in the stylist aspects of photography. In time, she changed her focus from photography to being an independent stylist, working with TV and film celebrities to help bring together the “look” for a photo shoot.   Later, she would refocus on photography while continuing to be a force in the stylist industry. The curator for this exhibition is Chisato “Kitty” O. Dubreuil, assistant professor of art history at St. Bonaventure, who pursued the project after a chance meeting she had with the artist outside Tokyo’s Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in 2010. Dubreuil was with her husband, David, a former commercial

photographer, who saw Etsuko with a camera and struck up a conversation.   The acquaintance turned into a long-distance friendship, and on a return visit to Japan last year, Dubreuil invited Etsuko to exhibit her work at St. Bonaventure.   “Her photographic work grabbed our hearts,” said Dubreuil. “They illuminated small glimpses of everyday lives, which most people don’t pay attention to. She is an extraordinary talent. She brings me back to the quiet times of the past, and I wanted to bring her work to America.”   The exhibition, Etsuko’s first in the West, is housed in the Quick Center’s Kenney Gallery and runs through March 11.   Quick Center galleries are open to the public at no charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more, visit quickcenter.  

Important Farm Programs Deadlines for these Programs are June 1, 2012

January 19, 2012 - USDA Cattaraugus County Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Jean Davis reminds producers enrollment for the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program begins January 23 and runs through June 1.

“Farmers in Cattaraugus County who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of ‘must do’ jobs,” Davis said. “Producers should contact the local county office to set up appointments.” Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of

producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by June 1, 2012.  For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your county FSA office to schedule an appointment at 716699-2375 ext 2 or visit the state FSA website at: www.fsa.usda. gov/.

Pre-Licensing Course DMV 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course Feb 15

This 5 hour NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Pre-Licensing course is for students in the process of applying for their NYS Driver’s license. The course is held on January 18 from 4-9:30 pm or February 15 from 4-9:30 room 101 TCCE at Jamestown Community College and the fee is $25.

Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 5, 2012 : Commemorating the Importance

OLEAN, NY—January 23, 2012 –Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy will celebrate Catholic Schools week from January 29 to February 5, 2012 with a number of activities held throughout the week – all aimed at celebrating the theme of this year’s national event and commemorating the importance of a Catholic education and its’ availability in every community. This year’s theme, provided by the National Catholic Educational Association, is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service.” The theme focuses on three priorities that Catholic schools establish that make them stand out from other educational institutions. Children are taught faith – not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God; Academics, which in Catholic

schools are held to very high standards in order to assist each child in reaching his or her potential; and Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship. “Catholic schools week is a celebration of our faith and commitment to serving others,” states Tom McGlinn, principal of STCS and Walsh. “Our week-long observance of this national celebration is focused on Faith, Academics and Service – allowing us to acknowledge the impact a Catholic education has on every child.” Throughout the week, students will continue their normal academic schedule with special activities planned around the learning environment. Mass will be celebrated with the entire school, along with academic

challenges on the Catholic faith and discussions on the Saints taking place throughout the week. Students will work within their art classes to produce arts and crafts projects that will be given as gifts to the Pines during a visit that will also include the Walsh Choir performing. The school community will come together to work on projects that benefit the school including organizing rooms and beautifying the campus. In the spirit of community giving, the students will also collect canned goods to benefit the local food pantries that need additional supplies. The weeklong celebration will end with a pep rally to celebrate not only the school’s commitment to Catholic education but also to honor senior night for the boys’ basketball team for their game scheduled on February 3, 2012.

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Classic Cross Country Skiing February 5 at 9am Allegany State Park Get ready for another fine day of Classic Cross Country Skiing on the serene and rolling trails of Allegany State Park’s Art Roscoe Trail System. On Sunday Feb 5, 2012 from 9AM to 2PM. Choose your course distance for an exhilirating day of cross country ski competition on our groomed trails set for Classic style skiing. All trails feature double set tracks. In the event of poor conditions, the race will be postponed to the following week. The summit ski area can have significantly different snow cover than the surrounding southtowns. For current conditions, call 716-354-9121 or check the website below.

Zumba and Yoga Class Fitness Classes at the Ellicottville Memorial Library

Zumba/Strength Training – Latin dance workout and strength training for beginners. This class is held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:00 am. For more information contact zumba instructor Kim Watt at 801-2076 or strength trainer Kim Duke at 698-1198- cost $10.00, please bring a mat and a set of dumbbells. Yoga Class – Thursdays 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. and/or Mondays 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Hatha Yoga class for all levels every Thursday morning and Monday evening with Laura Solly. $10.00 per class. Choose one per week or come to both! Drop ins are welcome.

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ski tip is thinking about “four edges.” Ok, let’s keep this simple. If we are skiing across (traversing) a ski hill, we are on our uphill edges. Some skiers rush from one set of edges to another set of edges when they turn. This is essentially a defensive move. Their idea is to try to get the skis to turn as quickly as possible so as not to pick up speed. That is understandable - but the rushed turn creates a host of problems – most notably the fact that skis that are wildly swung from one set of edges to another set of edges can never slice through the snow in a clean carving arc. This is where “Two Edges – Four Edges – Two Edges” is useful – especially the “Four Edges” part. The sensation of feeling “four edges” describes

the feeling of momentarily flattening our skis between turns. It means that we will slow down the transition between turns and allow our ski tips to draw us into a turn – as opposed to violently thrashing the tails of our skis sideways. That move allows us to progressively “feed” our ski edges into the slope. This is especially important if one desires to carve on ice. For, it is almost impossible to wrestle a ski into a carving arc once it has started sliding across a firm slope. On ice, carved turns are most effective when the edges near our ski tips bite into the ice first. By slowing down our turn transition (that is, thinking about flattening our skis onto “four edges” as we transition from turn to turn), we give our edges a fighting chance to hold on ice. You can control your speed by allowing your carving skis to climb back up the hill until you hit that sweet spot where your speed is in control but you still have enough momentum to help initiate the next turn. The four edges frenzy has even caused J.L. Hinklebottom (famous revisionist historian) to rephrase history. Jack: “Ask not what two edges can do for you, ask what four edges can do for skiing.” / Ronnie: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down the wall of two edged skiing and allow people to find freedom with four edges.” /Mick: “ Hey, hey, hey, four edges is what I say.” Whatever.

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Learn More About Our Commitment to Safety and Your Responsibilities If you’ve been to Holiday Valley over the past year, you might have noticed a young woman on a snowboard with a video camera. Well, that’s probably Ashley Baron, our very own, very talented videographer. Baron may have the best job in the world, she acknowledges. The avid snowboarder who majored in film production rides all around the mountain to catch the action with an eye toward giving viewers a real feel for the

entire resort and the abilities of our skiers and riders. “This is such an active place that draws such amazing athletes,” says Baron. “There’s always a story to be told.” More than 65 artfully produced and edited videos already have been posted on YouTube ( valley) and Vimeo (vimeo. com/holidayvalley or vimeo. com/4278terrainpark) and more go up every week. Topics include

everything from coverage of opening day, long ski weekends and all the big competitions, to folks just having fun on a great powder day or a piece on the new mountain coaster ride. “There’s a pretty good chance you could see yourself on camera one of these days,” Baron says. Check out the sites to see if you’re already a star, and while there, sign up for email notification of new video postings.

Moms Deserve Vacations Spend a Relaxing Day at Holiday Valley

Do you ever feel like the family vacation is for everybody but you, Mom? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way at Holiday Valley. With the kids safely enrolled in ski school and day care, and Dad off skiing with his hot-dogger friends, why not treat yourself to a fabulous day on your own or with your girlfriends? Your day might look something like this: 9:45 am: Enjoy a hot “cuppa” at McCarty’s Café next door to Creekside where you can observe the kids, read the paper or check your email using our resort-wide free WiFi. 10:15 am: Stroll over to the Tamarack Club for your massage, mani/pedi or facial appointment at the relaxing, invigorating Falling Waters Spa. Call 716-677-9700. 12:00 pm: Meet the girls for a bite at John Harvard’s Brew House in the Tamarack Club and

enjoy the fabulous wine list and great-for-sharing appetizers. Or pick up lunch to go and picnic on one of the many outdoor patios. While at John Harvard’s, order a hearth-baked pizza for pick up at dinner time. 1:00 pm: Hit the slopes! Take some runs with your friends or lessons from the pros. Not in the mood for downhill? How about a little cross country or snowshoeing on the many miles of trails along the golf course, at the top of the mountain or on state forest land that connects at the top of the trails? 3:00 pm: Meet up with the kids at Creekside to take a few runs and let them demonstrate the new skills they’ve learned during their lessons. 4:00 pm: Refresh your vacation wardrobes at the Mountain Shops (in the Clubhouse Chalet and Yodeler Lodge), where

you’ll find top-quality men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel at very competitive prices. You’ll also find HV logoed items and sundries. 5:00 pm: Pick up that pizza and head home for a relaxing family evening. OR get ready for date night! The Children’s Learning Center (716-699-3933) has a list of local babysitters for evening child care (advance planning highly recommended). 7:00 pm: You and the hubby can enjoy some night skiing, a trip to Ellicottville for drinks and live music or a visit to the always-hopping Seneca Allegany Casino. Of course, there are many other activities available at the resort – and we won’t blame you if you also schedule a nap! Visit www. to see all the options for your custom-made Mom’s day.

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Foster Honors Late Spouse Gifts $2 million to St. Bonaventure School of Business

his passing in 2010.  In 2009, the us.” Fosters endowed a scholarship   Constructing a new home at the university in honor of their for the School of Business is mothers, which is now valued at important, she said, adding more than $2.7 million, and in that a new physical plant will early 2011 Mrs. Foster created affect students’ involvement a similar scholarship fund at and interest, and will offer Gettysburg College.    opportunities they would not   “Daria Foster is a great otherwise have. champion of students and of a   “It is my hope that Daria liberal arts foundation,” said Sr. Foster’s leadership in giving Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., will inspire many others to president of the university. “She join in supporting the School and Bill shared a devotion to of Business Campaign,” said giving back to their alma maters Carol Fischer, Ph.D., C.P.A., and helping future generations interim dean of the School of pursue their full potential.  Her Business.  “Her generosity is a Daria L. Foster has committed tremendous generosity in this remarkable vote of confidence $2 million to St. Bonaventure campaign illustrates a firm belief in the work of our faculty and A University’s School of in St. Bonaventure’s ability the aspirations of our students.” B Business to transform how business   The university is in the midst a professionals are prepared.” of a $15 million campaign for f ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.,   Mrs. Foster has more than 30 the creation of a new building L January 19, 2012 — Devoted years’ experience in the financial to house the School of Business: U to creating opportunities for services industry.  She is the first $10 million for the construction V students and focused on the female managing partner of of the business center; $4 million S needs of the university, Daria L. Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, one in endowments for faculty and O Foster has committed $2 million of our nation’s oldest money programmatic support; and $1 a to St. Bonaventure University’s management firms, and also million for building endowment. C School of Business Campaign, serves as president and director   Daria Foster’s gift brings t the university announced today.  of Lord Abbett Mutual Funds.  the total of funds raised to i utes in M 0 Daria Foster is managing partner She earned a bachelor’s degree nearly $13 million.  It is among Only 2 llicottville! To learn how you can enjoy E in English from Gettysburg more than 50 commitments of Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC. m state-of-the-art hydrotherapy Fro NOW IS TABLES year-round in a HotSpring   The contribution will College and credits much of made to the campaign by STARTING THE TIME portable spa, just stop by or provide $1 million toward the her success to the varied skill St. Bonaventure alumni and AT $1199 399 TO SAVE! give us a call. construction of a new building set gleaned in a liberal arts friends.  The university will Pool Tables LAYAWAY to house the School of Business environment. Layaway release information about • Elegantly Styled NOWdemos FOR 49999 2011 3 2   “St. Bonaventure meant a lot and $1 million in endowment to $ additional lead donors to the t a • Oak & Mahogany Tables tart for 2012 Prices s CHRISTMAS! to Bill.  It was where he truly campaign as it continues toward support academic programs. • Diamond-Honed Slate • Accessories & Supplies * Ping Pong, Foosball, Pub Tables   The gift honors her late matured as an adult.  He always its goal of $15 million. husband of more than 30 years, had a very warm feeling about   Donations to the campaign 650 East State Street, Olean N.Y. • (716) 373-3944 Gift Certificates Available William C. Foster.  A member of the university and wanted to do may be made by visiting www. FINANCING AVAILABLE Open Mon.-Fri. 10-7 • Sat. 10-5 • Sunday Closed St. Bonaventure’s class of 1962 something that was important,” Gift Certificates Available Open Mon.-Fri. 10-7 • Sat. 10-5 • Closed Sundays and Fordham Law School said Mrs. Foster.  “In addition, donate or by calling (800) 664(’65), Mr. Foster practiced law we have both been the 1273.   for 35 years, retiring in 2000 beneficiaries of the generosity   For more on the planned Ryan Holland / Rob Holland / Wes Sabin, Technician as senior associate counsel for of family members, friends and Business Center and the Champion International.  He colleagues throughout our lives.  School of Business Campaign, Our specially designed 4x4 is served on St. Bonaventure’s This gift also acknowledges go to available for your unique needs, Board of Trustees from 2008 to these people for their support of bullishonbusiness.  with 24-hour emergency service.

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GOACC President

Larry Sorokes Continues into his Second Term as President

OLEAN – The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced its slate of officers for the 2012 year: President, Larry Sorokes, St. Bonaventure University; Vice-President, Vic Vena, Vic Vena Pharmacy; Secretary, Colleen Taggerty, Olean City School District; and Treasurer, Eric Garvin, Community Bank, NA.   New to the Board for the 2012 term include: Ruth Reisner, Trans

Am Ambulance Services; Louis “Ledgie” DeRose, Mazza Mechanical Services; and John Gerringer, Besecker & Coss Appliances and Services. Mr. Sorokes stated, “It’s an honor to continue in a leadership role with GOACC. The Chamber staff is one of the most dedicated and hardworking teams I have ever worked with, and we have a Board of Directors that is committed to making our area successful, business-friendly, and a model for other small communities.  We know that we face substantial challenges to maintain and grow our community as a vibrant, progressive, and attractive location for both businesses and families to thrive. Our first priority this year is the development of a new strategic plan that will identify the resources, partnerships, and actions necessary to gain significant achievement in economic development, quality-

of-life concerns, and vitality for our member businesses.”  Mr. Sorokes has been serving the GOACC in many capacities: Board Member in the late 90s and early 2000s and Board President in 2005-2006, 2011 years. Mr. Sorokes would like to thank the following individuals who stepped down from the Chamber Board in 2011 and for their service to GOACC:  Ted Branch, Bob Chambers, and Michelle Caya.  Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 120 North Union Street in downtown Olean, has been the leading business organization in the greater Olean area since 1906. Their business plan reflects activities related to lobbying local and state leaders and developing programs, to supporting workforce development, small business owners, large corporate entities, non-profit organizations, manufacturers, and area residents.

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Olean Community Theatre presents Guys and Dolls February 17-19th

become legends: Sarah Brown, the uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate to find a spot for his floating crap game. Everything works out in the Set in mythical NY City, this end, thanks to the hilarious, fastromantic comedy soars with the paced book and bright, brassy, spirit of Broadway as we meet a immortal score, which takes us from the heart of Times Square cast of characters who have

to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. Funny and romantic, GUYS AND DOLLS is ideal for audiences of any age. You’ll leave the theater humming and tapping your feet to musical hits like: A Bushel and a Peck, Guys and Dolls, If I Were a Bell, Luck be a Lady and Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat. Event Dates are Fri, February 17 at 7:30pm through Sunday, February 19 at 2:00pm. Shows are at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 2pm on Sunday. For more information on this event please visit http://www.

Open Jam in Bradford Country Music Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

The Tuesday Night square dance will not be happening over the winter months.  We hope to start dancing again in the spring. We will be playing “old time” tunes & songs every Tuesday at the crook farm every Tuesday at 7pm “Old time” is mostly fiddle tunes, some songs, and all acoustic instruments are welcome.  We will sit in a circle (not a performance) and share tunes.  Listeners are welcome, & if we get dancers & a caller we

may do a square or two.  This is a good environment to learn new tunes & practice a new instrument.  Lead by Howard Blumenthal There is “country” music at the crook farm every Thursday & Friday evening. This is an open, local country music jam, dancers & country musicians are invited to these sessions also.  The repertoire is mostly popular country from the 50’s & 60’s, mostly songs. Lead by Larry Combs.  Starts @ 7:30pm

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“Kaleidoscope” To Launch UB Center Seeking Mentor United Arts Appeal 2012 Fund Drive on Feb 3rd and 17th

United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County board members recently sent letters to local businesses and selected individuals, requesting their support for the arts in 2012. . Pictured here are (standing, from left) Dan Pierce, Elizabeth Bush, Rick Davis, (seated, from left) Julie Newell, Lissa VanDewark, Sally Ulrich, Stephanie Rogers, and Shane Hawkins

Jamestown, NY - The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County is creating a special event to launch its 2012 fund drive. Kaleidoscope will be presented on Friday, February 3, at the Fredonia Opera House and again on Friday, February 17, at Jamestown’s Reg Lenna Civic Center. Beginning at 7 pm and emceed by Jamestown’s comedy improv troupe, The Unexpected Guests, both evenings will feature samplings of performances including folk music, ballet, theater, chamber players and singers.   All eight UAA member organizations -- the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Community Music Project, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, Jamestown Concert Association, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, Reg Lenna Civic Center, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra -- will contribute to the delightful evening! This year we are presenting

Kaleidoscope to give the entire community the opportunity to see the great arts offerings in Chautauqua County, said Rick Davis, UAA board president. In addition, door prizes of free tickets to presentations by all the member organizations will be given away each evening. Admission for either performance is only $5. Tickets for the February 3 performance in Fredonia can be reserved by calling (716) 679-1891 and for February 17 in Jamestown by calling (716) 484-7070. Tickets will also be available at the door. UAA board members recently sent letters to businesses and selected individuals throughout the county. The letters included an invitation to Kaleidoscope and asked for support for UAA members and the many smaller groups and independent artists that receive UAA funding. This is the only request we make of the local community, Davis noted. Our focus is on soliciting businesses because of the strong impact a healthy arts community has on the local

economy. We are also deeply grateful for funding from the county, local foundations, and individuals. In 2011 the United Arts Appeal received major support from Chautauqua County, the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, the Hultquist Foundation, and the Reg and Betty Lenna Fund. Patrons (contributors of $1,000+) for the 2011 Fund Drive were the Community Development Association, Lyndon and Melanie Gritters, and Matric Limited. M. L. Feather, KeyBank, Phillips Lytle LLP, Dr. Bruce Rockwell and Wegmans made Special Gifts ($500+), and Donors ($250+) included Carlson’s Jewelry, Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo, Margaret S. and F. John Fuchs, Mark and Donna Hampton, Jamestown Area Medical Associates LLP, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Betsy and David Shepherd, Short & Smith Insurance Associates, Tyler Swanson and Carolyn French, Lissa and Sherwood VanDewark, and the Gebbie Foundation/Director’s Discretionary Grant on behalf of Rhoe Henderson. Contributions to the United Arts Appeal are tax deductible, and contributors are offered a range of benefits for their generosity, including free admissions to selected performances and recognition in printed programs and on the UAA’s website. Any business or individual that did not receive a request for support is invited to call (716) 484-7329 and ask for materials For more information, visit For information on performances offered by member organizations, visit the United Arts Appeal page on Facebook.

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REALM, a One Day Program on Thursday, March 1, 2012 opportunity to reflect on why they do the work that they do and to share that passion with someone young.   REALM is a one-day program on Thursday, March 1st.  A basic schedule is below along with suggested activities a Mentor might engage a student in during the day.   For a brief glimpse of what the program entails, please watch this short video or visit our website for more information.    Day of REALM – Thursday, March 1st  8:00am Breakfast meet and greet with student (Student Union, North Campus) 9:00am Depart for day of shadowing (respective worksites) 4:30pm Wrap-up and head to Networking Reception (American Red Cross Clement Mansion) 5:00pm Closing remarks  Suggested Activities: · Discuss with student what they hope to get out of the day’s experience. · Review company or organization’s purpose/mission/ goals. -Allow them to meet with other

members of your team · Discuss your personal leadership history and how you came to be in your current position. · Provide a tour of the facility and introduce student to other staff. · Take student to meetings (when appropriate) to allow them to observe and to listen. · Discuss your role as a supervisor, your supervision style, and your tips for effective leadership. · Discuss and/or show how the organization recognizes and celebrates accomplishment. · Take student to lunch on or off the premises. · Tell student about your mentor and how you cultivate that relationship. · Inform student about potential opportunities in your organization (i.e. internships/ employment). b  If you are interested ini participating in this uniqueP experience, please complete theh online interest form by Februaryo 9th.   U i c b c c Teen and Adult winter Reading Program Begins January 30th t p Sign ups for The Olean Public made up of 25 squares and Patrons may earn a “FREE”a Library’s Teen and Adult each square is marked with spot for the BINGO board by Winter Reading Program will a different category. Read, filling out a short survey at the begin January 30th!  Stop by listen, or download a book in Information Desk.  the library’s Information Desk that category and write the title Reading logs are due back to to sign up and receive your down in the square. If a patron the library by March 2nd.  ThisI reading log.  This year the reads five items in a row, either program is free and open toh Winter Reading Program is a across, down, diagonally or the public.  More informationA BINGO-style game that will four corners with middle, they can be found on the library’sT have patrons reading books will get a prize, an invitation to website, www.OleanLibrary.t from different categories and the Winter Reading Program org, or by calling 716-372-H experiencing great library Party, and his/her name entered 0200.  The Olean PublicJ into a door prize drawing for a Library is located at 134 Northd materials!  T The BINGO cards are “Cozy Up and Read” Basket.  2nd Street, Olean. c f Writers Wanted. Email: s The UB Center for Student Leadership & Community Engagement is currently seeking professionals in the Buffalo area who would consider serving as a Mentor for REALM (Real Experience and Leadership Mentoring).  REALM is a one-day leadership shadowing experience designed to pair UB students with professionals in the Buffalo area to observe and learn how leadership is used in the context of daily interactions and operations.  The program is not necessarily a direct career matching experience, although every attempt is made to match student and mentor academic/ career interests, but rather it is an opportunity for students to learn from leaders in the field about the skills and experiences that helped them get to their positions and what skills help them to be successful on an everyday basis.  Mentors who have participated in the past have expressed their interest in the program as an opportunity to not only give back, but an

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Campaign promoting breast cancer awareness includes charity auction featuring autographed limited edition jerseys, pink hockey sticks and other pink items. Facing the Kalamazoo K-Wings at 7:05 p.m., the Ironmen will prove that real men can wear pink, sporting custom-made jerseys emblazoned with the pink ribbon that has become symbolic of breast cancer awareness.

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Nearly every one of us has been affected either directly or indirectly – by breast cancer. Predominantly a woman’s health concern, approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime (www. Honoring the courage and strength of breast cancer patients and survivors, the Jamestown Ironmen, in partnership with LINKS Charity and WCA Hospital, is hosting

their second “Pink the Rink” of the season on Friday, February 3rd at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Facing the Kalamazoo K-Wings at 7:05 p.m., the Ironmen will prove that real men can wear pink, sporting custom-made jerseys emblazoned with the pink ribbon that has become symbolic of breast cancer awareness. All in attendance are encouraged to wear pink as well to show their support for this important cause. A collaboration between Karl Sisson – WCA Director of Development, Brad Van Riper -  Senior Vice President, Truck-

The Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena is more than just hockey; though with a North American Hockey League team, The Ironmen, and home to the Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association and the Jamestown Skating club, they defiantly keep the ice fresh. The multi-use facility hosts conventions, major touring family shows, concerts, trade shows and more. Past concert

events include Clint Black, REO Seedwagon, Kenny Rogers, WWE, YES & Asia. This coming year they are preparing for concerts from Brian McNight (February 23), Trace Akins, the Goo Goo Dolls and Boys 2 Men, just to name a few. In December, the arena will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary with the Progressive Skating and Gymnastic Spectacular. The arena is also working with

Lite and Executive Director, LINKS Charity, Mike Ferguson – Jamestown Savings Bank Arena and Brittany Mason – Sponsorship Sales Coordinator, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, “Pink the Rink” also includes a charity auction featuring the players’ limited edition gameworn jerseys, pink hockey sticks and other pink items autographed by Ironmen players and coaches, as well as NAHL alumni and current Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller, Nathan Gerbe and Thomas Vanek. A silent auction of these one-of-a-kind items will take place before and during the game, and a live auction will take place following the game. To participate in the silent auction, search “Jamestown Ironmen” on Jerseys can be bid on by calling or stopping at the Front Desk at the Arena from now until the night of the game.   All of the auction proceeds, as well as $2 from the purchase of every “Pink the Rink” ticket, will benefit LINKS Charity and local breast cancer care at  WCA  Hospital. For pre-sale tickets, call the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena at  716484-2624  or visit www. When purchasing tickets for select Ironmen games, say or enter the code “Pink” and $2 of the proceeds will help fight breast cancer.

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the Lucy-Desi Museum to host comedian troupes throughout Chautauqua County. Other unique facets to the area are their newly opened Scully’s Pub serving lunch and dinner, the VIP Legends Club for season ticket holders, and state-of-theart virtual golf dome which allows teams to virtually play 75 of the world’s best golf courses. For more information check out

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Up Close & Personal The History Behind Salamanca Snowsnake Competition

By: Meaghan O’Rourke St. Bonaventure University This Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29 marks Salamanca’s annual Snowsnake competition. The competition begins at 11 a.m. and will go on until dusk, said Jenny Ingrao, member services and events manager at the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Erie Rail Yard on North Main Street across from the Salamanca Rail Museum. Snowsnake is an ancient Iroquois game played in the winter months. “It’s a long running tradition that used to be a men’s only sport,” said Ingrao. “Men’s only meant that it was only men competing and viewing it. Now they’ve opened it up so that everyone can view it.” Traditionally a men’s game, it was used to sharpen individual’s hunting skills and open communication between territories. “Now it is just a popular winter sport,” she said. Today, Native teams travel between territories to compete against each other in the highly competitive game. The game is played on a track piled approximately three and a half feet high with snow that gradually slopes downward to its end. A log is placed at

A snowsnake is a straight stick that has been shaped or smoothed with one flat side that when made correctly is smooth and flexible. The shooter who throws the snake the furthest wins; some reports have recorded shooters throwing their snakes more than a mile.

the top and dragged along the track, which can be longer than 1,600-feet, to create an icy trough about five to six inches deep. Ingrao thinks the mild winter should not be a problem in terms of building the track. She said that local businesses have allowed their plowed snow piles to be shipped to the track to ensure enough snow for the competition. Each competing team has shooters and shiners. Shooters score points by throwing the snowsnake down the trough and shiners maintain the snakes and determine if the long or short snake will be used in each throw based on weather and snow

conditions, track length and the thrower’s ability. A snowsnake is a straight stick that has been shaped or smoothed with one flat side that when made correctly is smooth and flexible. The shooter who throws the snake the furthest wins; some reports have recorded shooters throwing their snakes more than a mile. The winning team is generally awarded with prizes. The biggest prize, however, is the bragging rights until the next competition. For more information about this weekend’s traditional competition, contact the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce at (716) 945-2034 or

Spring Bouquet Sale

HomeCare & Hospice Guild Accepting Orders by Feb 1st

OLEAN - The HomeCare & Hospice Guild is accepting presale orders for the 18th Annual Spring Bouquet Sale.   “By purchasing a Traditional Bouquet for $8 or a Bouquet of Hope for $16, you can make a difference!  Your dollars help support HomeCare & Hospice

patients in your community,” said Linda Cummings, development manager.   Pre-sale orders and payment must be placed by Feb. 1. Flowers will be delivered to businesses on March 6 and 7. On-site sales at local businesses will begin March 7. Flowers can

also be purchased at HomeCare & Hospice offices and online at   Volunteers are needed to help sort on the day of delivery and to help deliver flowers to businesses in the area. Persons willing to help, contact Mary Jo Pula at (716) 372-5735.

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Architectual Digest More Than Potential

Story and Photos By John Thomas Staff Writer High up on Woodward Road is an old farm house; sitting pretty on four acres of hilltop, the house and barn well maintained over the years. The view from the front porch looks over Hencoop Hollow and goes on for miles. Mature trees surround the house, and around the back is a pond, currently frozen and covered with snow. The lot is mostly cleared and has plenty of room for an ambitious garden. In the barn is plenty of room for storing a variety of multiwheeled toys. Or beyond that: an artists studio, exercise room, or a great space for a barn

dance. Good things continue inside the home, the large rooms all have beautiful woodwork, and the hardwood floors appear to be original. Just off the garage is a large family room. It’s big enough for several game tables, and still has room for part of it to be sectioned off for a spare bedroom. Just off the parlor is a spare bedroom; decorated in blues and pastels. There is a half bath just off the kitchen. The stairs lead up to the second floor where there is a large master bath and bedroom. At the end of the hall is a spare room, under the cathedral ceiling, that could be a play room or home office. Next to the garage is a separate room equipped with a

hot tub. Not many farm houses move into the modern world and still maintain their old country charm. The large rooms, generous land and barn mean this home maintains as much potential today as it did many years ago. It’s a bit of country charm for the modern age. Furthermore it’s only two miles from downtown Ellicottville with its skiing, golf, shops and restaurants. Stop by for an Open House this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Jan 28 & 29, both days 1-5 p.m. For more information about this property contact Cathleen Pritchard, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at ERA Team VP Real Estate 716983-4234. Above: Mature trees surround the house. The view from the front deck goes on for miles.

Above: The kitchen features beautiful cabinets, and an open Above: Tall wainscoting maintains the original look of the Above: Beautiful woodwork combines with a modern beam ceiling. parlor. The windows look out to the view over Hencoop whirlpool tub and closet organizers to create a palace of a Hollow. master bath.

Three Dog Night

Reading with Dooley

Once One of the Most Popular Bands in America, Jan. 29 at SAC

Dooley is at the Ellicottville Memorial Library on February 24th

Between 1969 and 1974, no group had more Top 10 hits, sold more records or filled more concert seats than Three Dog Night. Come see the band that was one of the most popular in America, earning 21-straight Top 40 hits and 12 consecutive gold albums. Rock out to hits like “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Black and White” and “Joy to the World” and be a part of Three Dog Night’s thrilling concert experience. The Concert will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 5 PM. Tickets start at $20 and are on sale now! All ages welcome, but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Attention kids – Dooley, an eight year old yellow lab, would love to listen to you read!!! Dooley is part of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program (READ) and he is a registered therapy animal who volunteers with his owner/handler Martha Brown. Their next visit is from 3 pm to 5 pm February 24th. We can also schedule on a Saturday if necessary. Please contact the library at 699- 2842 to sign your child up for a fifteen minute time period if you are interested in reading.



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Newt.  Praise Jesus and pass the popcorn because this is going to be the greatest cheesy horror movie ever made!      So how did the Party of Lincoln get here?  It started with their coddling and manipulation of the Tea Party.  Party leaders and GOP insiders recognized early on that the Baggers weren’t going away and would have to be dealt with one way or another.  Unfortunately, for them anyway, they chose to embrace the loony’s and invite Doug Arrowsmith them into their homes rather than distancing themselves from them and pointing out   This was the week.  This how dangerous they were.  Big was the one I’ve been waiting shots and corporate CEO’s for.  I’ve known, or at least desperate to defend their way had an inkling, that this was of lives and bottom lines began coming.  The “big Kaboom!”  to systematically manipulate The week when the Republican the Tea Party platform to suit mainstream and the wacky their own needs.  What they Right finally called it off.  It’s failed to realize was that if not going to be an amicable they could manipulate them split or even one of those then a devious slight of hand uncomfortable divorces where artist like Newt would have everyone pretends to still be no problem bringing them into friends for the sake of the kids.  the fold.  Republican leaders This is going to be a full-on “call figured that they could lull the the cops someone has a gun” Tea Party people into a false domestic incident.  On one side sense of acceptance and then you have the basically sane, pawn them off on someone economically conservative like Michelle Bachman or Ron wing of the GOP.  These are Paul when the election rolled the Washington insiders who around.  They figured that their know, no matter how disgusted attacks on Newt in Iowa would they get, that it takes two sides have rendered him impotent by to accomplish anything in DC.  this point in the primary season.  These are the folks who hated They forgot who they were Ted Kennedy but wept when dealing with. he died.  On the other side?       Newt Gingrich is guided Remember the movie “Children by vengeance.  Even his own of the Corn”?  Well that’s pretty former Republican colleagues much what you have on the from the 90’s have described other side and they’re being him as “evil.”  He shut the led by a murderous, pitch fork government down because Bill wielding man/boy named Clinton made him sit in the

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ROCHESTER, NY – January order by calling 585-454-2060. 24, 2012 – Producers John The new e-ticketing system is Nugent and Marc Iacona today run by RIJF and replaces all announced four headliners Ticketmaster and Auditorium for the Xerox Rochester Theatre sales. Customers will International Jazz Festival 11th no longer be able to purchase Edition, which will be held tickets through Ticketmaster or June 22-30, 2012.  Tickets go at the Auditorium Theatre.  For on sale Friday January 27 at more information on how the 10 a.m. at new e-ticketing system works, Grammy Award winner see Diana Krall will perform on Club Pass Also on Sale – opening night, Friday June 22. Less than 200 Remain
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$185 plus $4 service return to Rochester for the first charge from Saturday March time since the first edition, 24 until the festival begins or performing on Friday June 29.  passes are sold out. Buy online Tickets are $125/$105/$85/$70 only at All performances will be at 8 About the Headliner Artists: p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman NORAH JONES  - will Theatre.  perform at the Kodak Hall at “We’re extremely pleased the Eastman Theater in the to announce these amazing wake of the spring release of star artists today and will her new album entitled Little also be announcing two more Broken Hearts, a collaboration headliners within the next with producer and musician month,” said John Nugent, Danger Mouse. The two first Artistic Director and Producer.  worked together when Danger “With these headliner acts Mouse called upon Jones combined with the wide scope to contribute vocals to his and depth of all the amazing acclaimed 2011 album ROME, artistry coming together for and their connection proved our Club Pass Series and free deep enough that they decided street shows to be announced to collaborate on Jones’ fifth on March 20, I fully expect studio album. Little Broken our 11th Edition festival Hearts is the fascinating next to be the best one ever.” step in the artistic evolution Tickets
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her debut album on a small Canadian independent label. Fifteen years later, she can look back over a stellar career path: in ’99, signed to Verve, her career exploded when When I Look in Your Eyes won a GRAMMY for best jazz vocal and became the first jazz disc to be nominated for Album of the Year in twenty– five years. STEVE MARTIN, one of the most diversified performers in the motion picture industry today—actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, musician – has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history.  Martin released his second full-length bluegrass album, Rare Bird Alert on Rounder Records in 2011, which has been nominated for a Grammy award for “Best Bluegrass Album.   The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on February 12, 2012.  He is joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, who toured extensively with Martin.   ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA is Dweezil Zappa’s ongoing homage and performance of his father’s music. Frank Zappa (1940-1993) was an American composer who immersed himself in his craft with equal parts vision and vigor. Over the course of 80 albums—first as the leader of the Mothers Of Invention and then as a solo artist—Zappa raised the bar in a rock world that spent most of its time embracing the ordinary. Dweezil Zappa is becoming more proactive in the continued public display of his father’s music for years to come. Zappa Plays Zappa is a seven-personstrong ensemble dedicated to keeping Frank Zappa’s music very much alive. Zappa Plays Zappa is the synergistic result of what happens when a vibrant repertoire of music is learned by a stellar band and worshipped by an audience weary of Pro Tools. “It seems to me that people my age (38) and younger know the Zappa name a little bit, but they don’t know a lot about the music,” says Dweezil.  “I feel that Frank’s music needs to be proposed to a new audience.

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Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa in Clymer on March 3 and 4, and will finish with slalom and giant slalom races at HoliMont on March 10 and 11. The cost for registration for the boardercross/skiercross event is $21 online pre-registration, $26 race day, plus $30 for the lift ticket. Pre-registration closes at 10 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. Andrew Boorman, series director, said riders in this series compete in boardercross and skiercross, slalom, giant slalom and half-pipe, with the first place qualifiers from each age group receiving an invitation to take part in the national contest in April, and average between 50 and 100 competitors. The USASA Nationals for


Cont. From Cover because it’s ice hockey season at the Recreation Center. Yanetsko is pleased to be at the Daniel Carter Events Center. The setup will be a bit different. “We can fit about 56 booths in there, eight by eight (feet). You could fit 100 in the Rec Center because it’s an ice skating rink. But I feel like it (the change) should be a good fit for all involved.” The number of expected vendors varies slightly from day to day, but Yanetsko expects to see 41 vendors at the show. Exhibits will center on anything to do with outdoor sports, regardless of the season, such as camping, paddle sports, hiking, cycling, fishing, snowmobiling,


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Ellicottvillas n At the town planning board s Monday night Mark Dean, tarchitect for the Ellicottvillas rshared ownership complex, –presented revised plans for the new clubhouse. The drawing presented had height sdimensions indicated on the yelevation drawings. The highest ,point of the building is the roof of the turret located at the back lof the building. The height as measured from the center of rthe cone is exactly 35 feet. Mr. Dean said he would “try to pull it down just a bit,” to allow for any ,mistakes during construction. If rby chance the final constructed sheight exceeded 35 feet the yproject would have to apply for sa variance, which could take lsome time. Mr. Dean indicated ethat some interior ceilings are ,fairly high to create ambiance pand that “there is room” to make dadjustments. He said he could adjust some ceilings four or five inches to create some leeway in gthe height. f Parking was the next issue ato be discussed. The original nplans for the project called dfor 182 parking spaces, and lthe revised plans now show r190. The architect explained the had increased the number sof spaces to allow for events ain the clubhouse. There was a esuggestion from the board about tadding extra landscaping to esoften the look of the complex and help hide parked cars. One gof the board members suggested dadding windows to the ground slevel of one side of the clubhouse abuilding to soften its look. In d s a c a s Cont. From Cover d e


movement. “The Movement” features einterviews with Rick Finklestein, a Hollywood executive, paralyzed tfrom the waist down after a skiing accident. In 2004 Rick Finkelstein lwas paralyzed in a ski accident on Aspen Mountain. With a severed spine and severe internal trauma, he

Snowboarders will be held April 1-5, and the Nationals for Skiers April 8-10, both at Copper Mountain, CO. Pat Morgan, Holiday Valley’s Terrain Park manager, said the USASA has held competitions at Holiday Valley since the founding of the WNY Series. Chuck Allen founded the USASA in 1988 to offer his children, who were snowboarding enthusiasts, a safe and regulated competition to show off and test their skills, and following funding from TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine, the group became the first governing body for competitive grassroots snowboarding. Pete and Donna Greene founded the WNY Snowboard Series in 1994, also as a way to offer their kids a chance to compete, and initially only offered Half-pipe and Slopestyle events. The chapter was very successful, with 35 competitors from the WNYSS participating

in the 1995 Nationals. Boorman became director of the chapter after the Greene’s retired in 2004. The USASA and its regional chapters have enabled all ages and groups to participate in organized events, and the club has established rules for the five major disciplines. Boorman said there are currently over 5,000 members in the USASA, with 32 regional chapters across the nation. He added that the USASA’s motto is fun, fair and safe competition for all. On-line registration will close at 10 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. Contestants may cancel their event registration up to 48 hours prior to the event, by contacting Boorman. If you have any questions, or are interested in more information, visit www.usasa. org, or www., contact Boorman at 585-455-5213, or email him at andrew@wnyss. com.

bird watching, and sporting equipment. Sponsors are CUTCO Company Corporation, Ka-Bar Knives, Ron’s Gun Shop, Microtel Inn of Olean, Premo Limo, Hertz/Mallory’s Autobody, and Amazing Aerial Visitors to the sports show can browse, shop, and even schedule a spring fishing charter, according to Meme Yanetsko. “Most of the fishing charters are coming with their calendars, so you can charter your boat trip out on any of the lakes or ponds.” As for past attendance (in September of 2010), the show probably attracted about 50 vendors and 1200 visitors. Yanetsko says this year, “With 41 vendors, I am happy with that number. They are all in the (sporting) industry and are all paying vendors. This year we are really targeting hunting

and fishing, as well as the other (outdoor recreational) sports.” Among this year’s attractions are special guest Roger Raglin, producer of the popular television show “Roger Raglin Outdoors.” You can check out the Camp Cando Recreational Home by Owl Homes outside the Events Center. There will be raffles for sporting goods prizes, or you can ask Dr. Al-Humadi about sports medicine or arthroscopic treatments. Dr. AlHumadi is attending courtesy of Olean General Hospital and will give a presentation as well as take questions. Hours for the Greater Olean Outdoor and Recreation Sports Show are Saturday January 28th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday January 29th from 104. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free with an adult.

making a close review of the plans the board noted that there seemed to be plenty of room for snow storage after plowing. There was some discussion about when the sewer and water lines had been laid out according to the complex’s original plans. With the elimination of one building and addition of the clubhouse, some of the water and sewer leads will not be used. They had been inspected and approved by the town, but with construction of the new clubhouse some of the old lines will be unused. The town had to go back move, refit and reinspect the new lines at a cost of $3500. Town Engineer Mark Alianello felt it was appropriate that the complex reimburse the town for the expense. A suggestion was made to stripe a crosswalk in front of the clubhouse to facilitate a crossing area for pedestrians. After more discussion the board came up with a list of changes for the plans and stepped through the next stage of plan filing for the architect. A motion was made to conditionally accept the plans also long as other drawings are presented with the changes and the project pays any outstanding PIP fees. The motion passed. Buffalo Ranch Development Mr. Sal Iadicicco presented the board with a plan to develop the old Buffalo Ranch on Horn Hill Road. He showed the board plans to create thirty-five, five acre lots for single-family homes and a section of town homes along Horn Hill Road. He plans to build out the development in stages, starting first with just to or three of the five-acre plots. First he will build model homes for project, as the first houses sell develop the town homes, and build out the rest of the single family homes as the market allows. During discussion with the board many variations

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wasn’t expected to live. Six years and nine surgeries later, cameras captured his dramatic return to Aspen. This is a story about the turning point when physical disability is no longer a limitation but a part of your character. This promises to be a truly inspiring and fascinating film with a local flair: Holiday Valley Ski Patrol official Bill Marx’s daughter (who is a former Holiday Valley Adaptive Instructor and is currently a Level 3 Alpine Adaptive Instructor in Aspen), Nicole Marx is an instructor in the film.

In parallel with the film, Warren Miller created “” to increase recognition and funding for local adaptive-sports groups. A lifelong skier, wordsmith, and movie buff, co-director Greg Hamilton says his passions converged for The Movement. Gathering characters’ perspectives, filming their talents, and crafting a story, Hamilton was swept up in the film’s momentum. There is no charge for the film, but donations will gratefully be accepted at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase at John Harvards.



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Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA Change the life of a child forever. Vacation Properties. Visit our website at for virtual tours of our Consider opening your heart and your home to a child in need by properties, or call 716-699-4800. becoming a Cattaraugus County FOR RENT: Luxury 2-BR or 3-BR townhomes in Salamanca. Private entrances, FP, granite foster parent. counters, Berber carpet, stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, grounds keeping, snow Cattaraugus County is looking removal, electric, water, garbage, sewer included. Various lease lengths available. Prices range for families interested in foster from $900 to $1,100 monthly. No pets. Call to set up your appointment today! Palmer Rentals, care and adoption. You don’t have to be perfect to be a foster 716-945-1906. parent, just willing to provide For Rent: Ski Rental: Listing # 64361. Scavenger Saloon 716-307-3077 APARTMENTS FOR RENT: 2 bedroom $400 a month/ 1 bedroom $300 a month. Water and Sewer included. No Pets, No Smoking. Call 945-3015. For Rent: 3 Bedroom 2 bath house. Everything has been completely remodeled - new bathrooms, carpeting, granite kitchen, paint. $1,400 per month. 716.989.4443.

For Rent: Ski chalet on three levels. Five bedrooms, sleeps 11. Hot tub, wood burning stove, fire place, two living rooms, hot tub, games, movies and more! 716.989.4443.

For Sale: Ellicottville 3 Bedroom 2 bath house on 10 acres. Everything has been remodeled. $220,000. 716.989.4443 Seasonal Rental: Newly Furnished Log Cabin 3bdrm/2bth on 2 acres. 8 miles North of Ellicottville. Full kitchen, laundry, garage. Available Jan-Apr weekly or monthly For Rates Call: 716-676-2461.

For Rent: Caribbean Condo in St. Maarten from April 15th-22nd, 2012. 1 bedroom, sleeps 4. Simpson Bay Resort. Call 716-372-8993 3 BEDROOM TOWN HOUSE, long-term or short term, front door parking/fireplace. In the Village, furnished or unfurnished. Price Reduced call 814-726-1108.

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF R & R HOLLAND, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/6/11. Office Location: Cattaraugus County. Street Address of principal business location: 10035 Route 219, West Valley, NY 14171. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process: c/o The LLC, 10035 Route 219, West Valley, NY 14171. Purpose: any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF L & B TROWBRIDGE FARMS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/20/11. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4059 Rt. 98, Franklinville, NY 14737. Purpose: any lawful activity.

love and support for a child in your community. Those wanting to make a difference in the lives of children can learn more during an informational meeting on foster care and adoption on February 21, 2012 at 7pm at the Cattaraugus County Office Building, 1 Leo Moss Drive

in Olean. The Cattaraugus County’s Department of Social Services staff provides training and support to those interested in becoming certified foster parents. For information and to preregister for the meeting, call Cattaraugus County Foster Home Finder Kayla McCaffery at (716) 701-3664.

Wine and Food Pairing Every Weekend in January at the Winery of Ellicottville

A special treat every weekend in January, the Winery is offering a wine-andfood pairing event. Each event, hosted by Dominic or Sam, will feature Winery of Ellicottville wines paired with appetizers for just $15. For more information, stop by the Winery or give them a call at (716) 699-1055. They are located at 14 Monroe St in Ellicottville, NY.

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Griffis Sculpture Park on February 11, 2012 at 5pm

Showshoeing under the moonlight, eating great food and jamming out to some fine live music. $50 covers snowshoe rental; some of the best local chili, cookies and snacks; a mooonlit snowshoe tour of Sculpture Park; and live music afterward.  During the tour, snowshoers will be stopping at some of the sculptures to learn who created them, who installed them, and a little history behind them. Reservations are required and limited.  To register, please contact Ashford Hollow Foundation at 716-667-2808 or e-mail

Most of the frequently used Federal and NYS tax forms and instruction booklets are now available at the Ellicottville Memorial Library


NY OIL & GAS LEASING LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/3/12. Office in FOR SALE:  47+ acres, 6990 Hencoop Hollow Rd Ellicottville:  Call 716-945-2683 Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 3792 Barse Tract Rd., Olean, NY 14760, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.


NOTICE OF SUBSTANCE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: On August 22,2011, KMZ COLBURN, LLC filed with the NYS Department of State its Articles of Organization. TRUE REFRIGERATOR : 48x30 sliding door, good condition: $300.00. Call: 716-397The office to be located in Cattaraugus County. The NY Security of State is designated as 9527 agent for service of process. The mailing address for the LLC is 6 Sunburst Lane, Allegany, NY 14706. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. FALLING WATERS SPA at Holiday Valley Looking for Licensed Massage Therapist and NOTICE OF SUBSTANCE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: On December 27, 2011, Licensed Nail Tech. Please call Brandy at 716-677-9700. FARCO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC filed with the NYS Department of States its Articles of Organization. The office to be located in Cattaraugus County. The NY Secretary of State is designated WRITERS NEEDED! The Villager is looking for experienced writers who are timely, proas agent for service of process. The mailing address for the LLC is 732 Front Street, Olean, NY fessional and organized. Please send writing samples and resume to 14760. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law.


NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HILLVIEW MEWS, L.P.  Certificate filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/10/2012.  Office location: Cattaraugus County.  Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served.  Name/ address of general partner available from Sec. of State.  Term: until 1/6/2052.  Purpose: all lawful purposes.


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MCDIVITT FAMILY FOREST, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Secretary of State on November 22,2011. The office of the limited liability company is in Cattaraugus County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as an agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process served upon him or her to McDivitt Family Forest, LLC, 602 Barnum Road, Olean, NY 14760. The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the Electrical Service, Repaid and Installation: We do generators, services, remodels, electric New York Limited Liability Company Law. hear, ceiling fans, recessed lighting and more . Over 30 years of experience. No job too small. Call 716-938-6136 or 716-244-7431.


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