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WHAT’S SHAKIN IN EVL:.......PAGE 8 January 4 - 10, 2018

Volume 13 ~ Issue 2

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New Chef at Holiday Valley

Head Chef Chris Ottena Brings a Banquet Background

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 JESS & ED

Friday, January 5th, 8PM KEITH JAMES

Saturday, January 6th, 8PM

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 MICK HAYES Saturday, January 6th, 7PM

THE RIG Saturday, January 13th, 6PM KARAOKE WITH DJ Z-LICIOS Sunday, January 14th, 10PM

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

GRACE STRUMBERG Friday, January 5th, 7PM BREAKAWAY Saturday, January 6th, 6PM

The new Executive Chef at Holiday Valley Resort, Chris Ottena, demonstrates sauté cooking.

Story and Photo By John Thomas; Staff Writer

The new Executive Chef at Holiday Valley, Chris Ottena has an extensive background in banquet service. As we talk in the Ullr Bar in the Holiday Valley main lodge, with the Bee Gees singing in the

background, he tells me about his culinary education. Unlike many chefs who lean their craft working the line in restaurants, Chef Ottena honed his skills working in cafeteria settings. Starting in high school, he began his career in fast food See “CHEF” Page 7

Village of Ellicottville 2018 Mayor John Burrell Takes Long View

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer When it comes to looking at the new year, Village Mayor John Burrell strikes an optimistic tone. The biggest change for 2018 will be the creation of the Town/Village Director of Public works. The Village and Town’s engineering positions have been combined into a single entity. The signing of the inter-municipal agreement in a week or two will make it official. “My personal goal is to work very closely with Matt McAndrew and the Town on setting up our new Town/Village Engineering Department. Setting up the umbrella that will take care of all Town and Village public works will be a major task for the whole year.” He mentions the grant the town won for setting up the office. (See New Year for Town story). Other projects are on the horizon for the Mayor. The sidewalks along Monroe will come in for some attention. Already the trees along the west side of Monroe between

Village Mayor John Burrell is starting an initiative to attract more residents to the Town and Village.

Washington and Elizabeth have been removed making ready for new designs of sidewalks and boulevards to be installed. The exact plan has yet to be determined, See “VILLAGE” Page 7

Photo of the Week Contest: Win 2 Ski Passes To Holiday Valley Ski Resort! Contest Runs Weekly! Submit Photos to The Villager on Facebook or

Sunset Snowshoe at ASP

ASP Tuesdays in January & February, Dogs Encouraged

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 JOSEPH & JOHNSON

Thursday, January 4th, 9PM

2 GUYS DRINKIN’ BEER Friday, January 5th, 9PM WASTED WHISKED Saturday, January 6th, 9PM WAGNER & WINSTON

Wednesday, January 10th, 8PM

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Larry the Cable Guy... Page 3

Live at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino; January 20th Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announced today that award-winning comedian Larry The Cable Guy will perform two shows inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, January 20th at 7pm and 10pm. Tickets start at $35 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster. com. For nearly 20 years, he’s had us laughing ‘til it hurts and now, Larry the Cable Guy is coming to Seneca Allegany on January 20th for a hilarious night of comedy!

What’s Shakin’ In E’ville:... Page 6

Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville is the Town to Be In By MouthSayTongue Well the holidays are over and hopefully everyone had a great NYE celebration. I watched the torchlight parade and the fireworks from my new condo and it couldn’t have been better. I heard the skiing has been awesome and unless you live under a rock in a parallel universe you know the BILLS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!! Here in E’ville we like to start the party early and keep it going till late so lets see who’s playing in town this weekend.....

Ski Resort Updtaes... Page 4 & 5 Updates From Holiday Valley & HoliMont

Every Tuesday in January and February, there will be a hike on the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs (as long as they are leashed). The 2.4-mile trail is easy - moderate with some slight elevation changes. The hike will begin at the Summit Warming Hut on the Red House side of the park. Participants should dress for the weather, bring a flashlight or headlamp, water, snack, and a sense of adventure. Everyone is welcome to stay after the hike to socialize in the Warming Hut. If there is no snow, the group will just walk the trails of the Art Roscoe Area. Snowshoes are available to use during the program. Supplies are See “ASP” Page 7

Town of Ellicottville 2018

Supervisor McAndrew Looks Forward to Bringing on Pierson

The Chamber of Commerce maintains the signs on the borders of the Town. Niles Pierson will be taking the position of Town/Village Director of Public Works in March.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Works, Niles Pierson, will find his hands pretty full when he takes his position in March. As the To hear Town Supervisor Matt Supervisor explains, the position McAndrew describe it, the new Town/Village Director of Public See “TOWN” Page 7

HoliMont SkiScape

Fundraiser Event at HoliMont Postponed

Sports Show Raffle

Olean Sports & Rec Show, January 21

By Nicholas Pircio Organizers of the annual Kids Escaping Drugs SkiScape have decided to postpone this year’s event, originally planned for Sunday, January 7th. A new date for the activities has yet to be announced. Reasons for the postponement include the anticipated arctic cold moving in for the weekend, and the excitement generated by the Buffalo Bills playoff appearance. When the SkiScape arrives, it will find approximately 200 skiers descending the snowcovered slopes at HoliMont, and will be dedicated to people striving to fight the disease of addiction. Response to the call to take part has been good so far, with many loyal skiers who come back year after year. That’s according to Kids Escaping Drugs Director of Development Suzanne D’Amico, who said people really look forward to coming each year. D’Amico said people come to HoliMont from nearly every county of Western New York. “This is our only event that we do in Cattaraugus County. See “SKI” Page 7

GRAND PRIZE: Wicked Ridge Invader Crossbow. Tickets are $5 or five for $20 with a limit of 500 tickets.

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a raffle during their Greater Olean Area Outdoor and Recreation Sports Show. The raffle includes a chance to win one of many prizes: GRAND PRIZE: Wicked Ridge Invader Crossbow (or any standard Glock or Cross Bow; retail value $529); 2nd Prize: Hitachi Alpha LED 40” HDTV (retail value $ 349.99); donated by Pepsico, Pepsi Beverage Company of Jamestown, NY with these additional prizes -- CSO Tubbs Xplore Snowshoe Starter Kit (value $179.95); CSO Primus Profile Camp Stove (value $139); Kabar Becker Crewman (retail value $121.76); Cutco Gut Hook (retail value $119.00); Kabar USMC  (retail value $104.90). Tickets are $5 or five for $20 with a limit of 500 See “SPORTS” Page 8

Winter Blues Weekend : January 19th & 20th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

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Publisher’s Word “Old Friends”




Completely remodeled end unit across from Holiday Valley. 3/2 featuring lofted master suite. Custom stone fireplace.. MLS#B1072983…$249,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Astounding views from this 3+ BR/ 2 BA immaculate chalet, wrap around porch, heated barn with loft on 12 acres, new roof, mins to town! MLS#B1092515…$425,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Solid and well maintained 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bath house just a few miles from Holiday Valley! MLS#B470399…$85,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173




Start your story in this 5/2 “Chaletlier” 10 minutes from all of the action in EVL! Addition allows this well-maintained unit sleep 10+! MLS#B1057249…$45,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Views of HM await in this luxurious 5/4 chalet. Vaulted ceilings, stunning stone FP & walls of windows allow for a panoramic views from any rm! MLS#B504356…$779,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Over 2600 sf, 4 BR/ 3 BA, completely updated, hardwood floors, family room and master bdrm addition, gas FP, walk to everything! MLS#B495636…$279,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Live affordably in this spacious TH with 3 BR/ 3.5 baths, partially finished basement, HT, just a short walk to town & no association fees. MLS#B1005630…$275,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Tastefully updated one-bdrm condo with new gas fireplace, easy access to slopes, tennis courts, golf course, trials – at a price you will love! MLS#B1054845…$89,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Minutes to village this 4/3 comes with 5+ serene ac. 1.5 miles to HoliMont, quick drive to the village; perfect for entertaining! MLS#B495349…$367,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




But no matter how cold the temperature, it can never put a deep freeze on our much celebrated “Canadian Friendship Week” here in Ellicottville – a solid salute to our dear northerly friends, which runs from January 2nd to January 8th this year. It takes a long time to grow an old friend, and this bond we have between Ellicottville and Canada has been around since the late fifties and early sixties. I love the quote which Mother Nature whipped tells us “winter friends are up some bone chillin’ temps! friends forever” – it seems

so appropriate here in the village, doesn’t it? In honor of our Canadian buds, Holiday Valley is offering looneys and tooneys (and everything else ooney) at par value for lift tickets and ski rentals – way to go, eh? So, dear readers, remember there’s no such thing as bad weather, just different kinds of good weather! Get out this weekend, and remember to thank your lucky stars you’re in a ‘very cool’ place to be… Until next week! JZ-C

Happy Birthday

Vivian Swan ...January 5th Joe Clark ....January 5th • Becky Colburn .....January 6th Nick Pircio .....Jan. 8th • Sarah Bobinchuck Miller ...Jan. 9th MacKenzie Weinstein ...Jan. 9th • Tom Calderon ..... Jan. 11th Nadine Tomasulo ..... Jan. 12th • Jamie Obenauer ..... Jan. 12th Miguel Azcarate ..... January 15th

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 637 - Year to date 637

Howard Hanna Winter Collection Two Unit home plus shop and outbuildings close to town, slopes, school, offers great annual gross income and potential. MLS#B494077…$155,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Walk to the Clubhouse & HoliMont Ski Lifts or stroll to the Village from this “Ski Central” Location!! MLS#B1083654…$355,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173



Stunning interior f/ reclaimed wood ceilings, wide plank wood floor, stone FP in the great room, walls of windows capture slope views! MLS#B1018718…$775,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234 MOTIVATED GREER HILL OWNER!

The Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and The Villager have joined forces in collecting new or gently used coats, hats & mittens for the Salamanca Youth. A drop off box is located at the Howard Hanna office at 34 Washington St., Ellicottville. Donations will be accepted all winter long during normal business hours 7 days a week. Please help us in making it a warmer winter......Warm Hearts Happen Here!

Autographs Anyone?

Oscar the Bear Will Be at The Silver Fox Steakhouse for Promotional Photos Tucked just outside of the vlg. of Ellicottville you will find this 5.6 acre building lot. Wooded, with picturesque views all year round! MLS#B1033930…$18,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Beautiful setting for this farmhouse, with 7 acres, 5 fenced pastures, 3 stall barn, 3 BR/ 2 BA, deck, trails – needs some additional work. MLS#B1065062…$121,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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




4 BR/ 2.5 BA living level entry townhouse w 1760 sf, gas FP, directly across from HoliMont and an easy walk to village. MLS#B492414…$254,900 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

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

Be part of this new project from the ground up! Located off Poverty Hill (near the old Concord Club) you will find this to be built chalet on 5 ac! MLS#B1028786…$389,999 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




Recently updated 3br 2.5 bath with covered hot tub deck!! Low Utilities, no HOA fees & fully furnished!! MLS#B1031401…$259,000 Harry Weissman: 716-680-2173

This well maintained HV unit comes fully furnished f/ many updates incl. kitchen & great loc. on the hill. 4/1.1 w/ plenty of rm to entertain! MLS#B1067609…$324,900 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Doesn’t get any better than this one-bedroom ground floor location on the Wall slope at HV, you can ski from your door! MLS#B1091612…$87,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

“Step Right In, Step Right In!” It has just been announced that longtime Ellicottville resident Oscar the Bear will be moving into The Silver Fox Steakhouse. Longtime handler Andy Rayburn has left the cuddly teddy in good hands with Mike and Sally Nickolson at The Fox. Stop by and give him a hug, you’ll never know what he may be wearing! Stay tuned to The Villager for possible Oscar the Bear contests!

~ Needham Obituary ~ Patricia Ann (Pennock) Needham ~ 1928 - 2017

ELLICOTTVILLE - Patricia Pat graduated from Ann (Pennock) Needham, Youngstown State University passed away December 27, (Ohio) with a bachelor’s 2017, who resided in Ft. degree in education and was Wayne, IN most recently but an avid reader throughout her also called Elizabethtown, PA, life. Pat was active in many Ellicottville, NY and Allison organizations including; Girl Park, PA home for many years.  Scouts of America, Meals on Pat was born in Canton, OH Wheels, and as a member of May 21st, 1928 a daughter of Holy Name of Mary Roman the late Percy L. and Mary E. Catholic church and its Altar (Mowls) Pennock.  Patricia and Rosary Society.  Surviving married Robert Edward are her children Mary C Gorndt Needham of Struthers, OH wife of James M Gorndt of at St Patrick’s Church in Fort Wayne, IN., Robert A Youngstown, OH January 27th, Needham husband of Cynthia 1951. She was preceded in L. Needham of Lewisburg, PA., death by her loving husband Patricia J. Rebb wife of Jerry Robert who passed September M Rebb of Avon, IN., Nancy N 13th 1997 and her sister Jean Gates wife of Richard C Gates E. (Pennock) O’Mara of of Elizabethtown, PA., and Youngstown, OH. Thomas P Needham husband

of Alice M Needham of Allison Park, PA. Pat was also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was a loving and caring woman who will be missed by her family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1 PM from Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Ellicottville. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley.

Parking Ban in Ellicottville Winter Parking Requirements from November 1 - March 31 To all residents and visitors to the Village of Ellicottville: There is a 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 November 1 thru March 31 annually. There is NO PARKING on these streets 3:00 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. Ellicottville Police Department

Winter Blues Weekend : January 19th & 20th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

January 4 - 10, 2018

Moore’s Pancake House

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Open for the Season January 8 - February 28

It’s that time of year when Moore’s at 10444 Galen Hill Road in Freedom, New York opens their Pancake House

and offers all-you-can-eat hot buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup! Their pancake house is adorned

with family antiques ranging from an old oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress! Between Jan 8th and Feb 25th, they will are open Sundays only - 8am - 2pm.  Beginning March 1, hours are as follows: Tuesday Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm, Closed Mondays and Closed Easter Sunday. Tours of the maple operation are available when they are producing syrup, so come on out when you are free and see how syrup is made. For more information on this event please visit mooresmaple.

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Walk to the Village or Slopes. Furnished Contemporary chalet w/ panoramic Prime location set up for 2 families to 10+ bdrm, 5 1/2 ba. home w/ 3 car views, 4+ bdrms, 3 F Bas & sold turnkey. share.4bdrm,2bathmainhome+anew garage. 6,000+ Sq. Ft. Asking $749,000 Kitchen + all flring updated. $449,900 3bdrms,1bathapt.furnished. $375,000

Walk to the Village, 3 bdrm, 2 ½ ba End unit nicely furn. & updated kitchen 3 Bdrm 2 Ba totally furn. in Village Of furnished unit w/slope views of both & bathrms. 3 bdrms, 2 Full bas. New Ellicottville. Nicely maintained & ready resorts. 1900+sq ft w/ 3 levels. $279,900 windows & doors throughout. $220,000 for your enjoyment. Asking $69,000

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I Ski NY’s “Discover NY Ski Day” at Holiday Valley, January 18 Bring your friends and family to discover skiing and riding in New York State! Purchase an 8-hour ticket Holiday Valley lift ticket through Ski Areas of New York at just $24, or grab a Learn to Ski or Learn to Snowboard package for just $25. (package includes equipment, beginner lesson and beginnner area lift ticket) Tickets on sale at in December. Quantities are limited! For more information on this event please visit

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Candy Making & More

Candy Making & More – Come join us on January 23rd from 6-8 pm and make some sweet treats to bring home. All ages welcome to this free class. Limit of 15 people so contact the library to register.

Larry the Cable Guy

Live at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino; January 20th

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announced today that award-winning comedian Larry The Cable Guy will perform two shows inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, January 20th at 7pm and 10pm. Tickets start at $35 and are on sale now at For nearly 20 years, he’s had us laughing ‘til it hurts and now, Larry the Cable Guy is coming to Seneca Allegany on January 20th for a hilarious night of comedy! Larry’s been named Billboard’s Comedy Artist of the Year, he’s a New York

Times bestselling author, a multi-platinum recording artist, and he’s even been on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List four times and counting. As part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour ensemble and movies, he continues to sellout arenas around the country with his unique and unvarnished look at the world. Comedy Central’s Roast of Larry the Cable Guy is still one of their highest rated shows. And Larry’s comedy albums, including Lord, I Apologize, Morning Constitutions and Git-RDone, among many others, have all been certified gold or platinum. Plus, the Git-RDone Foundation has raised over 7 million dollars for charitable organizations. For more information on this event please visit https:// entertainment/.

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City Ice Pond in Salamanca Salamanca’s Bill Flanigan Ice Rink is open for the winter season. Hours will be Mon-Fri: 3pm-9pm. Sat & Sun 1pm-9pm. There is a small concession stand and skate rental is available. Volunteers are needed to man the concession stand. If interested, please call the mayor’s office at 716-945-3110.

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New York State Ski and Stay Weekend : January 5th & 6th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

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Grab your friends & family and head over to the Holiday Valley Tubing Co. Tubing is fun for all ages! Kids age 15 & under $12 on Thursday & Friday!

Tubing is all the fun of old fashioned sledding, but even better with night lights, a warming hut, a bonfire, and best of all ... a ride back up the hill! With over 20 lanes to slip, slide and yeee ha, come experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun!

Holiday Valley Update Your Turn Women’s Clinic

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Friday 5:00-7:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Martinis $6.50 (and up) with Complimentary Appetizers @ 6pm

By Brooke Szpaicher Attention all women skiers, it’s your turn for a fun, informative and fulfilling two days on the ski slopes! For all those years of getting everyone else organized, packing lunches, gathering the hats, gloves and goggles, here’s your chance to grab some just-for-you time on the slopes. Professional skier, coach

and racer, Lisa Densmore Ballard and Holiday Valley’s Snowsports School present “Your Turn” Women’s Clinic at Holiday Valley on January 25th and 26th. Intermediate to advanced women skiers will gain more confidence in different snow conditions and on more challenging terrain…and have fun while doing it. Lisa has a unique way of communicating her understanding of equipment

and technique and explaining them in ways that make sense. She uses video analysis of each skier and gives plenty of personal feedback. And there’s lots of group camaraderie, resulting in friendships and new ski partners! Cost of the clinic is $290.00 and it includes 2 days of coaching, demo skis and lectures about the equipment and proper boot fitting, plenty of skiing with Lisa and Holiday Valley Instructors, video analysis of each participant, a continental breakfast each day, 2 lunches and one dinner and door prizes! Specially priced lift tickets are available. A lodging special at the Inn at Holiday Valley is offered for Wednesday and Thursday nights; Call 800323-0020. For more details go to www.holidayvalley. com/womenskiclinic.

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Do you remember who introduced you to skiing and riding? Was it a friend, family member or maybe a teacher? Learning to ski and ride is an adventure that you can enjoy for a lifetime … but do you think you would have learned if you didn’t have a pal to give you that little nudge? Here is your chance to pay it forward by sharing YOUR love of skiing and riding with a friend, family member or co-worker with the Bring a Friend Challenge at Holiday Valley. When you bring a new skier or rider who purchases a learn to ski or snowboard package, the, you will receive a 50% discount coupon for an adult 8 hour all area lift ticket for your next visit to Holiday Valley. Plus if you hold on to your friend’s receipt for their Learn to Ski or Ride lesson and visit bringafriend you can enter the National Bring a Friend challenge where you can enter to win really great prizes from Head, Rossignol, Dynastar/

Lange, Polarmax, Seirus, Transpack, Never Summer, Krimson Klover and Zeal Optics. The Challenge runs from January 5 – February 18, 2018. Consumers must be at least 13 years old to qualify. Holiday Valley makes learning to ski or ride fun and affordable. All during the month of January get a half priced learn to ski or learn to snowboard package! The daytime price is $31.50 and the price for a night package is $22.50. The Beginner’s Package includes - beginner’s lesson, beginner’s lift ticket and rental equipment for skiing or snowboarding. Bring your friend, your spouse or your child - skiing and snowboarding are twice as fun when you have a buddy! Age 12 and up. January Learn to Ski/ Ride Lodging Package - For a real treat and the perfect introduction to skiing or riding, check out the January Learn to Ski/Ride lodging package at the Inn at Holiday Valley. Stay midweek at the Inn (Sunday nights through Thursday nights) and get a FREE Learn to Ski or Ride package for all first timers in your room ages 12 and up. Excludes Sunday January 14, 2018. Helpful Tips for First Timers - Dress in warm, loose fitting layers. • Wear a waterproof outer layer on the top and the bottom, warm gloves or mittens and a hat. • Avoid wearing blue jeans (unless you like feeling soggy) and don’t forget your long johns, sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes. • Bring a change of socks and some comfortable clothes

for after skiing. If you put on dry socks before you put on your ski boots, your feet will stay much warmer. • Plan to rent skis, boots and poles (or snowboard and boots) the first few times out. We have equipment specially designed for beginners, and our lift and lesson packages make learning affordable. You’ll need to leave a credit card or ID in the rental shop while you’re out skiing. • Always take a beginner lesson whether you are skiing or snowboarding. Do yourself a favor and let our instructors introduce you to the sport. They make learning to ski or snowboard fun from the start! Even if your (pick one) boyfriend, girlfriend, uncle, cousin, mother-in-law is an awesome skier or rider, they probably don’t know all of the little tips and tricks of teaching someone the sport. You have a much better chance of enjoying skiing or snowboarding if you take a lesson with a pro. • Look for the green dots that direct you to the new Creekside lodge, located next to the Holiday Valley Lodge. You can purchase your Learn-toSki or Learn-to-Snowboard package there, rent beginner’s equipment, plus get all of your questions answered. • Plan to arrive at least one hour before you want your lesson to begin so you have time to sign up, get your equipment and soak up the excitement of the resort! Lessons are at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM during the day or 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 during the evening. For more information visit bringafriend.

Holiday Valley Terrain Parks

December 22, 2017 . . . With assistance from the resort’s snowmakers and groomers, the Holiday Valley Terrain Park Crew has been able to capitalize on early season snowfall in opening both the Fiddler’s Elbow Park and Mardi Gras Rail Park. The Fiddler’s Elbow Park opened at 4:30pm on Thursday, December 21st with the Rail Park opening the week prior. By Brooke Szpaicher Each park contains features that cater to all levels of Ellicottville, New York, skiing and riding while

allowing for progression. The Mardi Gras Rail Park now consists of 7 small to medium size box and rail features, tailored towards beginner and intermediate level park riders. Current features include a waterfall box, A-frame rail, dancefloor box, and a single barrel tube amongst others. The Rail Park is located at skier’s left nearing the bottom of See “TERRAIN” Right

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January 4 - 10, 2018

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SKIING,PURE AND SIMPLE w w w. h o l i m o n t . c o m

HoliMont Update Discover HoliMont 2.0

HoliMont is pleased to offer, for one more year, The Discover HoliMont Program. The Discover HoliMont Program allows skiers and riders to try out a membership at the club. A full family can enjoy HoliMont the entire season for just $1160. February 19th is the date Discover members need to decide if they want to join. If so, you pay a reduced initiation fee split into two convenient payments. (6 months apart) Monthly dues start in May and just like that, you’re a member. HoliMont is North America’s largest private ski club. We draw members and guests from all over the US and Canada. Lifelong friendships have been

cultivated here and heck some have even found love. We recently had a proposal at the top of the hill and she said yes. The HoliMont experience is a unique one that isn’t just about skiing. It’s about hanging out, having fun, learning new things and being a part of something special. Let’s talk about the skiing and boarding for a second. HoliMont has 100% snowmaking on 52 trails. Years ago, the staff at HoliMont was involved in the design of the SMI Pole Cat snow gun. The Pole Cat combines high power snowmaking capacity with the ability to oscillate. This allows the snow to be spread out more evenly and cover a wider area than standard

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guns. The particle of snow that HoliMont creates tends to be a bit larger than most areas. This gives the snow more structure, stability and it lasts longer. HoliMont prides itself in putting out the best snow surface available for whatever plank or planks you slide on. The terrain at HoliMont offers something for everyone but we are really known for our steeps. Greer is one of the original ski slopes in Ellicottville and not only offers an exhilarating ride down but also, one of the best views in town. You’ve skied other areas but now is the time to Discover HoliMont. Please call the office for more information at (716) 699-2320 or visit our new website at

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UPS will Return 1.3 Million Holiday Packages Weekly Column By Donna Germain Did you know…? There are several retail holidays during the Christmas season. The first is Black Friday, a shopping frenzy that takes place the day after Thanksgiving, although a lot of retailers are starting as early as Thanksgiving Day. Cyber Monday 3 days later, then Green Monday, which is usually the second Monday in December (another day of great sales online and in-store savings). There is also free shipping day, somewhere about 2 weeks before Christmas. Then comes National return day that takes place after New Year’s Day usually the 3rd of January. According to UPS, shoppers will return 1.3 million packages. This number does not include packages shipped by FedEx,

Terrain Cont. From Left Mardi Gras and can be seen from the Mardi Gras Express Quad once boarded. Those who are unfamiliar with park riding or wish to become acclimated in a low impact setting are encouraged to stop by the Rail Park and check out all of the action. The Fiddler’s Elbow Park currently consists of 11park features, encompassing everything from traditional boxes and rails to unique combinations of such. Features ranging in size from small to large are present

USPS and returns at the brick and mortar. So how much time and money did you spend the last two weeks before Christmas running around, stressing out buying that perfect gift for a friend or family member? Did you just get something because it was too late to order what you really think they wanted? Well a lot of your efforts may have been in vain. Recent studies show that about 54% of gifts are returned and exchanged each year. The most returned gift (surprisingly) is boxed candy and chocolates. Next on the list is women’s clothing, then men’s clothing, mostly dress shirts and athletic apparel. So if you want a present that is most likely to not be returned or exchanged, try one of these: watches, fine jewelry and high end anti-aging skin care for women. Gifts for men that are least likely to be returned or exchanged are neckties,

wallets and (surprise) antiaging or any men’s skincare. Statistics show men return more gifts than women. If finances do not allow for the fine jewelry or watches, try something homemade such as cookies, pictures of children or grandchildren in frames, coupons for things such as free babysitting, house cleaning, cooking dinner, and lawn maintenance. These are all things that are greatly appreciated and cannot be returned. Gift cards are also a great idea. You can purchase them for just about anything. Now you know …

throughout to encourage progression at all levels of skiing and riding. Park features installed for the park’s opening include a hand-dug, all-snow volcano, flat box, waterfall rail, flatup-flat tube to down rail, triple barrel flat bar and a doghouse wedge rail amongst others. More features are to be added to the lower half of the park in weeks to come. The Fiddler’s Elbow Park boasts 10-15 minute hot laps, depending on lift lines, and is located to the skier’s right when atop Morningstar. For snow conditions and trail information, call 716.699.2644. Visit www. for more information.

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gain. Located on the upper right side of your abdomen (below the diaphragm and right of the stomach), your liver plays a key role in detoxification and digestion. According to Wikipedia, duties of the liver include: Protein synthesis-Production of biochemicals-Glycogen storage-Decomposition of red blood cells-Hormone production With so much at stake should your liver become damaged, why not cleanse your liver regularly to help keep the vital organ functioning at normal levels? These benefits show why you need a liver cleanse right now. A cleanse will: Provide nutritional support to the liver and gallbladder • Promote cleansing and detoxification mediated by the liver • Support digestive function • Support the hepatic system. Cleansing your liver can be as simple as using natural foods that support your liver and add some other nutrients through high quality supplements. Caring for your liver doesn’t always mean dedicating a day to a full-blown liver cleanse (even though regular cleansing is very healthy). You can take care of your liver every day just by eating the right foods (and knowing what to avoid). According to the Global Healing Center,


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By MouthSayTongue Well the holidays are over and hopefully everyone had a great NYE celebration. I watched the torchlight parade and the fireworks from my new condo and it couldn’t have been better. I heard the skiing has been awesome and unless you live under a rock in a parallel universe you know the BILLS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!! Here in E’ville we like to start the party early and keep it going till late so lets see who’s playing in town this weekend. Thursday night is always happening at The Gin Mill from 8-11pm with Joseph and Johnson. These two do a fun acoustic percussive set and make a point to stay true to the original version. As always there’s 26 draughts available and the kitchen is open till 11pm weeknights. FRIDAY Balloons gets things rolling at 7pm on the main stage with The Grace Strumberg Band. This very talented singer/ songwriter/ musician plays all over Buffalo with some other groups, Rustbelt Birds being one of them, and she’s also performed with, and is the guitar tech for, Joan Baez. Some great covers with awesome originals mixed in. Ask about CD’s. Dj Xcite will follow with some thump for your bump on the house sound till 2:30am. Villaggio will have Jess & Ed from 8-11pm playing

an acoustic set of indie, rock, pop music, to compliment your dining experience. Great Italian specialties, Ottimo cibo Italiano. The Gin Mill will have Two Guys Drinking Beer from 9-1am playing a up-tempo acoustic set of dance music and sing alongs. There’s always a lot of audience participation with these two. Don’t forget the latest kitchen in E’ville, open till midnight. Madigans will have Dj Cobra Con spinning some dope tunes for your stanky leg from 10-2am. Get down witcha own bad self and you can also play pool or foosball. BTW, did I mention THE BILLS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS????????? SATURDAY Once again Balloons starts us off with Breakaway, an award-winning band from Buffalo. They are an all styles of music cover band and will be on the main stage from 6-9:30pm. Dj Kage will follow in the sound booth with some slip and slide for your urban glide. The bar staff will gladly mix you up some foo foo drinks or some meltdown shooters but they don’t mind shots and beers either. Head over to Finnerty’s on Washington Street from 7-11pm and catch one of Buffalo’s favorites, Strictly Hip tribute to Tragically Hip. Over on the other side of Monroe Street Villaggio will have Keith James playing from 8-11pm. Keith is a very talented singer/songwriter

from the Buffalo area and will provide some good music to enhance your ambiance. Next up is Madigan’s with Mick Hayes from 7-11pm. Mick is one of Buffalo’s premier singer/songwriter/ guitarists. His style favors the blues but he’s just as comfortable in the progressive, alt genres too. This will be a great show and there’s probably some merch to be had. Dj TSwift will follow with some dancing groove for your rub-a-dub. We rap up the evening at The Gin Mill with Wasted Whiskey from 9-1am. These Buffalo guys like to fuse rock and country and give it an edge. They give you a little low down for your hoedown. Late night kitchen for your late night cravings till midnight. Monday Night Football and Monday night wings at Balloons means 25 cent wings and big screens to watch the playoff games on and btw, did I mention THE BILL ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS????????????? Don’t forget an E’ville tradition for over 30 years, Wagner, Winston, wings Wednesday. 75 cent wings and 26 draft beer accompanied by some great music. Come get your après on. Thanks for coming to our little village and spending time here and don’t forget, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC. DID I MENTION THE BILLS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS??????????



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calls his “flavor profiles.” That is recipes from various regions in the world. “They called it ‘Hemisflavors,’ one week we would do Sicily, the next week we would do the Pacific Rim, one week Mexico, one week Cuba.” As far as a favorite cuisine goes, he says it’s a tossup but admits to a preference for Cuban, Spanish or even Asian. In between the institutional jobs, he worked in more standard restaurants. Working in an Italian place, the chef discovered his favorite style of cooking: sauté. “I love the speed of it. I’d run like nine burners, so I had nine sauté pans, sauces in front of me, noodles down below, just go; boom, boom, boom.” As to what skiers might expect to see in the food at the lodges; for now, Chef Chris’ emphasis will be on maintaining quality. “We’re just making sure the quality is good, the quality

tchains; Burger King and the :like. Attending Mercyhurst ,College in Pennsylvania he ,cooked in the student union. ,He says he became “like a ,sponge,” absorbing as much mass cooking techniques as lhe could. “There were two kof us, and we’d serve 1200 skids per meal.” From there ,he worked for Eden Park ,Hospitality Group at Allegany ,College in Meadville PA. dHe worked all their catered gevents, weddings and banquet dfunctions. From there he took ehis first Executive Chef role eat the Chautauqua Institution. e“We’d have kids from all over the world stay there for nine nweeks, all kinds of groups.” y It was at Mercyhurst where -he began to develop what he / : office was precisely what the State had in mind. The s $400,000 grant will allow the l Cont. From Cover Town to set up office space, a purchase computers and lwas created to provide other equipment. ,“more bang for the buck” One of the first projects kfor EVL taxpayers. He the new Director will take ngoes on to clarify, “Right on will be creating a GIS enow the Village and Town database of the Town/ shave part-time service.” Village’s assets, coupled aBoth the Town and Village with their GPS coordinates. dhave their own Highway “That’s huge,” McAndrew ,Department supervisors and says, “the condition of it (the ,have contracts with outside asset), what’s been done to eengineers (Nussbaumer and it; all this information will eClark for the Village and be at our fingertips.” This sMark Alianello for the Town). will allow Mr. Pierson to rBy hiring Mr. Pierson to be pro-actively create a fiverDirector of Public Works and year plan for maintaining Engineer for both entities, and replacing infrastructure. taxpayers will see their tax He adds, “It’s going to really benefit both the Town and dollars go further. The creation of the of the Village.” In fact, it was Mr. Town/Village Public Works Pierson’s experience and office was made possible by expertise with GIS systems a grant the Town received that made him a standout from the State. Under the during the selection process. The Supervisor warns Governor’s Initiative for Shared Services, towns who residents not to expect too combined services could much visible change in the receive the money. The Town and Village quickly. application from the Village “There’s going to be a time and Town to create the shared of transition for him. Quick



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Cont. From Cover and the Mayor says, “It will be a test area. We’re going to do a couple of different things to see what works.” The plans will be finished in the spring, and the first phase will be sent out for bid. Mr. Burrell mentions a new type of bed material that will allow some grass to be planted in the boulevard. Public input will be taken to see which approach appeals to people. Whichever proves most successful will likely be utilized in other parts of Monroe, Washington, and other Village streets.


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We have lots of folks coming from Buffalo. Our biggest fundraiser raises about $8,000 comes from Williamsville. They will travel for this event.” Each participant is being asked to dedicate their first run of the day to addiction recovery and awareness. Tribute boards will be available on site, and all proceeds from SkiScape will go directly to support Kids Escaping Drugs, based in Buffalo. D’Amico explains this is a 62-bed adolescent rehabilitation facility in West Seneca for those between the ages of 12 to 20. “We really hope we avoid children coming to our rehab in the first place. We really believe that education and outreach

of the burgers, the quality of the fries. Making sure they are getting a good quality product, seasoned well.” He tells me about an entrée he featured at the Valley a week ago. “I marinated it (a strip loin) overnight in a roasted red pepper basil pesto sauce. It was so good!” He says, looking as though he can still taste it. Then he drops a hint about some possible unique items he may bring to the service there. They included a dessert pizza “It was a stuffed s’mores pizza with melted marshmallows and caramel and chocolate drizzle over the top. People love it!” He went on to say he might bring a few of those Cuban flavors to the pizzas at the Valley. With a talented chef like Chris Ottena at Holiday Valley, skiers will have to spend a bit more time on the slopes, working off all that great food. change is not good. He’s got to learn the system.” But McAndrew has confidence in Pierson, “He’s going to be hands-on.” Later he adds, “He’s a very intelligent guy, and I’m anxious for him to start.” Mr. McAndrew has been generous with his time in working with the Ellicottville Great Valley Recreational Trail committee. One remaining obstacle for the group is getting the property owners between Town Center and Tim Horton’s on 219 to agree to let the trail cross their property. Verbal agreements have been secured, but the paperwork remains. He says there is some survey work the county is willing to do on behalf of the trail. Town Attorney Kathleen Moriarty will provide the legal work. As we finish our conversation, I ask him if there is any New Year’s message he wants to convey to the readers. “I want to send everyone best wishes and hope for a prosperous New Year.”

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Looking further down the road Burrell mentions a project he has discussed with the Town Supervisor. They want to bring 1,000 new jobs to both the Town and Village in the next ten years. At one time Ellicottville was host to numerous manufacturing jobs, but as the factories closed or moved away, so did the people. “We’ve gone from, in the 1950 census, having 1200 full-time people (residents) in the Village to having, in the 2010 census, 379 people. We need full-time people; we need ambulance staff, we need fire staff, we need people to be on various Village and Town boards.” The jobs they have in mind are not recreation oriented, but more aligned

with the tech industry. “There are millennials out there, that are working on a new app, that might love to be here, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking.” He mentions the possibility of creating a business incubator that might lure the owners of large companies to establish satellite offices here. “We’ve got the recreation to offer, we’ve got the schools to offer, we’ve got the community, the restaurants, and the shops.” The Mayor admits it will not be easy, “It’s a very big challenge and a very robust idea.” But, at the same time, he seems to feel Ellicottville is a community that could pull it off. “We are blessed to have what we have.”

is the key to the success of stopping the epidemic.” The money from SkiScape goes toward the Kids Escaping Drugs Face 2 Face Program. “Face 2 Face is an educational community outreach program that basically goes into schools, workplaces, and early intervention programs. We talk to adolescents and adults about the consequences of drug addiction.” D’Amico said this is a peer-to-peer program, where students can talk to fellow students. In the workplace, parents of adolescents involved in drug addiction can talk to one another. D’Amico said the peerto-peer approach allows for real life stories where families can go out to the community and hopefully help someone avoid the situation that they are in

by telling their own story. “We typically target middle school and high school children and their families. We understand that a coach or a teacher, somebody who has a relationship with an adolescent, can identify someone who’s having a problem. We strive for community-based education and outreach, so we can connect with anyone who’s dealing with children.” Face 2 Face also includes an early intervention program, which will identify at-risk youth. “So say I come into your workplace and want to do a Face 2 Face program to a group of adults, and have one of my parents talking you. Maybe you know of an adolescent who may be having an issue and is making bad choices. Their See SKI page 8

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Community Calender January 8th – February 25th Participants should dress for the weather, Moore’s Pancake House opens for the bring a flashlight or headlamp, water, season! snack, and a sense of adventure. Everyone It’s that time of year when Moore’s open is welcome to stay after the hike to socialize their Pancake House and offers all-youin the Warming Hut. If there is no snow, we can-eat hot buttermilk pancakes and fresh will just walk the trails of the Art Roscoe maple syrup! Their pancake house is Area. adorned with family antiques ranging from **Snowshoes are available to use during an old oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress! the program. Supplies are limited. Please Between Jan 8th and Feb 25th, they will call in advance to reserve a pair. 716-354are open Sundays only - 8am - 2pm. Menu 9101 ext. 232. can be found on their website. Beginning Rentals are also available through March 1, hours are as follows: Tuesday the following locations in Ellicottville: - Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday Adventure Bound on the Fly (716) 2178am-6pm, Closed Mondays and Closed 4047), The City Garage- (716- 699-2054), Easter Sunday. Dekdebruns Ski & Snowboard- (716-699 Tours of the maple operation are available -2754) For more information call 354-9101 when they are producing syrup, so come on ext. 232 or email adele.wellman@parks. out when you are free and see how syrup is made. For more information on this event please For more information on this event visit please visit mooresmaple January 17th A Brief Natural History of the Niagara January 2nd River and Niagara Falls with Pfeiffer Allegany State Park Sunset Snowshoe or Nature Center Evening Hike on Tuesdays Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to host Every Tuesday in January and February, nature enthusiast, Tim Baird as he shares Starting at the Summit Warming Hut on his knowledge of the “new” 8th wonder the Red House side of the park, we will of the world. This program looks into the be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw geology of the Niagara River region and dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with the formation of the Niagara Gorge and dogs (as long as they are leashed). The 2.4 Niagara Falls. Details in the presentation trail is easy - moderate with some slight may be new to the casual visitor to Niagara elevation changes. Falls and will aid in the appreciation of this

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square within the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 9-box square. Working with the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Good luck!

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FOR RENT - Two bedroom mobile home. 7543 Maples Rd. Little Valley NY. Seasonal or Yearly. Call 716-397-9525

For Rent in Ellicottville – 2 BR apartment with laundry room, long term or short-term, no smokers or pets. Furnished Available. Please call – 649-6922 FOR RENT – Small cottage only 5 miles outside of Ellicottville. Lots of Land, Pet Friendly. First Months Rent and Security Deposit required. Call 716-244-0792 for more details. HELP WANTED - Secretary/Bookkeeper, M-F,10am to 4pm. Reduced Flexible Summer Hours. Send Resume to Applications at Robert J. Lanza CPA, PO Box 310, 39 Mill St. Ellicottville NY 14731

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The point of early intervention is to get that person onto the Kids Escaping Drugs campus, to meet with kids who are currently in rehab, so that they can hopefully change their behavior. The goal is for at-risk kids to never end up on campus with an addiction,

according to D’Amico. “We want to give everyone as much information as possible, identify those atrisk youth, so that we can get to them before they have a full-blown addiction.” The Kids Escaping Drugs office can be reached by calling 716-827-9462.


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What Prediction Do You Have for the New Year?

By Chad Neal Another date has passed that earmarks the ending of 2017, which was chock full of plenty of events and occurrences. The new year upon us will definitely make for several water cooler conversations and/ or political discussions that go nowhere. So many things have happened in the past year as they do in every year and the upcoming year will definitely prove interesting in the popular news of the days. We will see new babies showing up and folks will pass. Violence will erupt somewhere and wonderful peaceful times will be had. Sporting teams will make it to championships, and others not. Some people will rise above and some will fall back. Things like that have happened and will again with different circumstances, but annual timing. We party out the last year and party in the New Year. The first instance of the new year seems to be a positive outlook at the upcoming dates. As we look at the past year and the news worthy happenings we cant help but make some prognostications. What prediction do you have for the New Year?

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New York State Ski and Stay Weekend : January 5th & 6th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

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Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Your Own Private Estate!

6460 Witch Hollow


With 346 mostly wooded acres to surround you, this end of the road location offers you privacy and seclusion. The 5,331 square feet of living space occupies three levels of this 5+ bedroom, 4+ bath rustic style contemporary home. What a great way to relax in either the indoor sauna or the outside hot tub. The warmth and ambiance of this sprawling home is accented by 2 fireplaces and 2 decorative wood stoves. The unique layout could lend itself to two or three separated residential spaces. This property features a 3 stall barn with fenced pasture, irrigation system, hiking and snowmobile trails. Stroll down to either of the 2 ponds and take in the scenic views. The bonus is the quaint guest/caretaker cottage. All of this property is only 5 miles to the slopes, golf and downtown Ellicottville. For your personal tour, call or text Tina J Dillon, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services at 716-474-5646

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Short walk to slopes, maintained 4 bdrm, 3 ba townhouse at The Woods at HoliMont. Mostly furnished.



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18 GREER HILL 6835 HOLIDAY VALLEY RD FOX RIDGE Perfect family retreat. Walk to Top of Holiday Valley Rd. near Enjoy 4 seasons at Holiday Valley! the village/slopes. Furnished 10 Tannenbaum slopes. 4 BR/3 BTH Four 3 BR townhouses BR/5.5 BTH with 3 car garage. fully furn. Walk to Spruce Lake. available from $199,500. B482702 $749,000 B506003 $459,900



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167 WILDFLOWER 2+ BR/2 BTH totally renovated condo. Fully furnished. Gas FP; new kitchen. View of the slopes. B491041 $229,000

2 UPPER MOUNTAIN VIEW G 201 SNOWPINE Walk to the village. Furnished. 3 Ski in/out from this 2 BR/2 BTH BR/2.5 BTH. Large open concept condo. Fully furnished. Here is living area with walkout decks. your master bedroom view. B504046 $279,900 B1068348 $176,000

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The villager ellicottville january 4 10, 2018 volume 13 issue 2  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.