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Volume 08 ~ Issue 12

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Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley

Music Notes

Race Down the Slope and Over the Pond (Hopefully), This Saturday March 23, 2013 at Yodeler

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

EXIT Friday, March 22nd, 7-11PM THE BONE SHAKERS Saturday, March 23rd, 6-10PM

THE STRANGERS Friday, March 29th, 7-11PM BREAKAWAY Saturday, March 30th, 6-10PM

Photos/ Bob Knab & Gary Kinn

Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 KANSAS

March 24 @ 5 PM

Tickets Go On Sale Dec. 31 RON WHITE Saturday, April 6 @ 7 PM Seneca Allegany Events Center

Skimming across an ice water filled pond in your bikini...who said skiers and KANSAS riders are normal people? Prizes will be 24 Best @ 5 PM awarded March for the Skimmer, Best Costume, KidSale andDec. Best31Splash. TicketsBest Go On

CCIDA Meeting

THE MAN IN BLACK May 15, 16 & 19 @ 1:30 PM May 17 & 18 @ 7 PM Tickets Start at $15

Plans for 1887 Building Receive Support Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Tickets on Sale Now!

Salamanca, NY ~ (716) 244-6886

CAPTAIN JACK Saturday, March 23rd, 9:30-1:30PM

At the recent CCIDA (County of Cattaraugus Independent Development Agency) Mr. Kody Sprague talked about how he came to the project of converting the old school house to a hotel. He first became interested in the building about four years ago. The building had changed owners and over the years various owner/tenant problems

Inside Business Track.... Page 8 By Chris Chapman OLEAN – Financial crises and education cuts are making the arts less and less visible for many in rural areas, such as ours. One group is looking to change that. In conjunction with the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, the creation of new event will culminate the first go-round this week. Friday night, from 5 p.m to 9 p.m., businesses and vendors in the Olean and Allegany area will pair up to create an event that has affectionately ben called Fourth Friday. The pairings will let the artists showcase their talents in the businesses that have agreed to take part in the first event. The idea is not new, in fact, many areas, like Denver, Colo., have had events similar for years. The idea was brought to.......

HoliMont Updates ... Pg 5 “Spring” Skiing at HoliMont

Registration for each event is $5 and takes place at 11:00 outside the Yodeler Lodge. Kids under 18 need a parent’s signature and helmets are required for the Box Race.

Summer Music Fest.

Gretchen Wilson Performs at Holiday Valley, July 6

had arisen, and the building came up for sale again. In considering the building for a second time he said, “my idea was to create a hotel.” At this point only a few of the offices were occupied, most of the tenants had moved over to the Sprague development at the old bat factory. He said he’s talking to the state Historical Society about possible restoration funds, and has been working with Mary Elizabeth

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Gretchen Wilson has been confirmed as one of the three National Acts performing for Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival July 5th, 6th and 7th, 2013. Gretchen Wilson’s first single, “Redneck Woman,” spent six weeks at #1; her debut album, Here For The Party, sold more than five million copies; she won across-the-board

See CCIDA page 11

See MUSIC page 11

Willing to Incur Tax Increase to Make $9.8M ECS Renovations

Inside this Issue...

In this Issue

and Best in Show. If watching all of this craziness is more your style, enjoy the music by DJ John Barry, the outdoor barbeque and margarita bar!

Voters Approve Capital Project

Sneak Peek Fourth Friday; March 22nd

The Cardboard Box race is simple, just navigate your box down the hill to the finish line, and be sure to use your creative skills to win a prize for Originality, Funniest, Best Costume

At 7:25am on February 2nd, down in Punxsutawney, PA, the famous Punxsutawney Phil emerged out of his quarters under a very overcast sky and failed to see his shadow, which supposedly set things in motion for an early spring, rather than the extra 6 weeks of winter that the skiers and snowboarders of Ellicottville prefer.

By Sharon Turano Ground is expected to be broken in May, 2014 on a $9.8 million Ellicottville Central School capital project. Voters approved expending the funds for the project Tuesday, with 448 district residents voting for the project, and 147 people opposing. “It’s heartwarming,” said School Superintendent Mark Ward about Ellicottville district voters’ willingness to incur a tax increase to make the project happen while other districts fear residents’ opposition to school budgets where there is no tax increase. He thanked those who planned the project, along with the district’s residents, who voted for the plan. Ward said it was those residents’

recognition the project made sense, is economical, sound and met kids’ needs to update a 50-year-old building that made him proud to be part of the Ellicottville community. During a board of education meeting that followed the vote, board members approved spending $250,000 out of reserves to make the project happen. Up to $9.5 million can be borrowed with taxes levied in annual installments to pay the debt. The project will include everything from a partial roof replacement to meeting codes, new lighting, reconstructing the gym and music rooms and more. Design of it is Bidding is expected next winter, expected to be done in upcoming with a May 1 groundbreaking See ECS page 11

expected and an 18-month construction period anticipated.

Town in Good Fiscal Shape Board Reveals 2013 Budget, Looks to Hire Caretaker

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer Supervisors Report At the Town Board meeting Wednesday night Town Supervisor John Burrell presented the 2013 budget for the town an announced the finances for the town are “in good shape.” Although the board did not discuss the budget in detail, copies of it are available at the town

office. A motion was made to accept the Supervisors Financial Report as submitted, which passed. Co-Op Extension Building Mr. Burrell reported that an ad has been placed in the official newspapers and several other area papers for a facilities manager for the Co-op building. Several people have already approached the town about the position, and there was discussion about the type of person

that would be best. Their duties would not only include maintenance, but showing the building to couples planning on renting the facility for their wedding. The supervisor said they would have to find a person with both maintenance and people skills. A motion was made to authorize John Burrell and Kenny Hinman to See TOWN page 11

Summer Music Festival : July 5-7, 2013 : Ellicottville, NY

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Larry & Louise Oeffling, Brokers/Owners

Route 242

H 203 Snowpine

121 The Woods

McKinley Drive

This 3 bdrm/2 bth home is a true Victorian masterpiece. Gorgeous woodwork inside & out. Huge Bdms, a formal sitting room & dining room. Large yard, Woodshed & barn. Full attic. $399,900

Beautiful remodeled 3 bdrm/2 bth. Great rental income. Ski-in/ski-out & has wonderful views of the golf course & Sommerville Valley. Totally redone $239,500.

Tons of storage, kitchen cabinets are a beautiful oak, appl’s stay, wood burning FP, and tons of trees surround this property. Great deck. $249,000

This 8 ac lot is on the village line w/gorgeous views of HV. Just off of McKinely Drive, this lot is on a beautiful hillside. Buy it for your new dream house or build multiple units. Your choice. $129,900.

170 Wildflower

4986 Route 219

67 Wildflower

6122 Mutton Hollow

What an opportunity! Pick the amount of acreage you want to purchase! Engineered drawing exist on this potential development. Lots start at $49,000 with owner hold. Don’t wait! $1,495,000

9011 Traffic Street


Gas fireplace, Open concept kitchen/dining/living! Sliding door to small patio. Walk to the village or the slopes. 2 bdrms/ 2 bths on second floor w/ balcony off one. $ 239,900

4613 Sunset Strip Rd


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

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

10 mis from downtown Ellicottville, 3 bdrm/2 bth, Great room with brick FP, huge deck, ski entry, double garage, pvt location with lots of parking, on quiet country road. $89,900

Inground Pool - Chalet on 5 acs with tons of privacy, but so close to E’ville & all its fun. With 5 bedrooms and 3 baths this home can fit a crowd! Maintained both inside and out! $ 399,000

7245 Jersey Hollow

8246 Rohr Hill


4 bdrms w/2000+ sq.ft. on over 100 acs, so dream big! Kitchen with a cast iron electric wall oven, cooktop, new stainless appl’s. 2 porches, a deck, Hot Tub. $449,900


Real cedar chalet with a stunning views! 2 acs sits on a slight slope. Cathedral ceilings, FP, tile in the bathrooms. Near Ellicottville, skiing and nightlife. 3 bedrooms. Furnished. $129,900


With the annual fading of the normal hustle and bustle, looks like we’ve finally transitioned to post-winter Ellicottville. We have stolen ourselves a few more sweet weeks of winter skiing and Apres partying! A new perfect compliment to any Apres party is the new Merritt XTC, with the natural Pomegranate flavors it makes quite the exquisite martini! Once the transition does come

along it is one of my favorite times of the year – cool nights hold the groomed corduroy until the bright sunshine softens it up “just a bit.” Perfect snow to make some turns, perfect snow to make everyone look like an expert – or at least an advanced intermediate. More than one friend has remarked conditions this past weekend were perhaps the best they’ve been all winter; amazing considering how historic this winter has been. Couple more weeks of this and we’re all going to get spoiled – no lift lines, plenty of sun, and awesome conditions. But it is a transition time… Time for our village street crews to get busy cleaning the shoulders of the roads, potholes to get patched and the Alley Cats to start their wonderful work making our village beautiful yet again. Soon, green grass and budding trees will put everyone in a happier state of mind, (as soon as those cursed cinders are raked out of your front yard).

You know, it’s as if the village is letting out a big sigh of relief, catching its breath and making ready for big things to come this summer. And big things ARE coming! Soon we’ll be filling up with both motorcycles and mountain bikers, nature lovers and hikers, golfers and joggers, and people from all over creation coming to explore and enjoy the nice weather and gorgeous green scenery, as well as our shops and restaurants. Our ever-capable Chamber will draw the folks in with festivals lined up from June through October, and our accommodating business owners will work their usual magic to ensure all patrons will leave here happier than when they arrived! So, dear readers, get outdoors as much as you can and enjoy all springtime in Ellicottville has to offer. And make sure you rest up – the best is yet to come! Until next week… JZ

Happy Birthday

Katy Burke ........ March 21st • Dan Kowsky ........ March 21st Paul Quiter ........ March 21st • Brooks LeFeber ........ March 22nd Ciji Sherman ........ March 22nd • Dana Whitcomb ........ March 22nd Elaine Moritz Nickoli ........ March 24th • Bobby Militello ........ March 25th Dean Eberle ........ March 26th • Carol Thomas ........ March 26th

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

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

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 1,618 - Year to date 25,412!


“NO PARKING” On Monroe & Washington Streets from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 1st through March 31st, 2013.

Bonnie Keller

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at St. John Baptist Hospice in Buffalo, after a long illness. Born in North Tonawanda, she was the loving daughter of Laurence W. and the late Shirley (nee Roombs) Rabideau. Bonnie had lived in San Diego for 20 years, where she worked for Cosco for 18 years. She then returned to New York, where she opened Coolings Cafe in Ellicottville. She operted the cafe until becoming ill. She was loved by all whose lives Bonnie (nee Rabideau) Keller, she touched and she was a true age 50, of Ellicottville, died humanitarian.

She was the beloved mother of Shawn M. Keller of San Diego; loving daughter of Laurence W. Rabideau of West Valley, NY; sister of Tammy (Roger) Franklin of Reno, NV, Connie Rabideau of North Tonawanda, NY, and Laurence (Rebecca) Rabideau of North Tonawanda, NY; dearest niece of Ken Rabideau; and aunt of Tiffany and Jason Franklin. If desired, memorials to Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227, are preferred by the family.

Public Information Meeting NYSDOT Hosting Meeting On Ellicottville Project Friday, March 22

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will host a public information meeting to discuss proposed drainage and sidewalk improvements along NY Route 242 and US Route 219 in the village and town of Ellicottville in Cattaraugus County. The public meeting will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Main Chalet of the Holimont Ski Area, located at 6921 Route 242 in the town of Ellicottville. The meeting will be an informal open house with displays showing the proposed project.

Department representatives will be present to receive comments and answer individual questions. The project proposes to install new sidewalk along NY Route 242 from the entrance of the Holimont Ski Area to the existing sidewalk at the Ellicottville village line. Various open ditches will be re-graded and a closed drainage system will be installed in some areas on NY route 242 to improve drainage. The intersection of Fillmore Street with US Route 219 will have an improved turning radius, and new curb ramps will be installed in the

business area of the village of Ellicottville. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups and officials. For further information, or to request a sign language interpreter or assistive listening device system, please contact Sanjay Singh, assistant design engineer, at (716) 847-3230 or write to New York State Department of Transportation, 100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, and reference Project Identification Number 5017.29

Easter Events

Visit The United Church Of Ellicottville

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

Palm Sunday, March 24th and Easter Sunday, March 31 at 10am as we welcome guest minister Rev. David Persons. Honorably retired minister of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Persons pastored the Wayside Presbyterian Church in Hamburg for 33

years. He studied at Bob Jones University, Pittsburgh Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. For his doctoral thesis on the topic of Spirituality, he was given a grant to study and visit various ashrams of India in 1987. Howie Evert, guitarist and

friend will join David during worship. They are finishing up a CD of inclusive spiritual songs written by David Nahmod. The church is located on Elizabeth Street, one block over from the traffic light. Join us in this joyous celebration of Easter.

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Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed In Ellicottville

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program needs your help. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Ellicottville area. The Ellicottville area Meals on Wheels program delivers meals Monday through Friday. Most volunteers deliver 5 to 10 meals once a week and it takes approximately 1 hour (10:45

a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) to complete a route. The purpose of the Senior Wellness and Nutrition program is to help seniors maintain independence, delay or prevent nursing home placement, and improve or maintain the current health status of homebound meal recipients. Without volunteers, the delivery of meals would be impossible. Volunteers are welcome to

deliver meals by themselves or with a partner. If you, a family member, a neighbor, or a friend has been touched by the Meals on Wheels program, please consider volunteering. If you have any questions about Meals on Wheels or would like to volunteer, please call David Rodkey, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator, at 716-373-8032 or 800-462-2901.

March 19 Village Elections Unofficial Election Night Results

Village of Allegany: Trustee for 4 year term (Vote for any two). Total persons voting 126 with 252 total votes cast. Dem (1A) Daniel J. Gleason-71 votes; Rep (1B) John G. Davis-82 votes; Rep (2B) Jerry L. Cummins, Sr.-72 votes; Write-Ins 0; Blanks-27 Justice for 4 year term (Vote for one). Total persons voting 126. Dem (3A) Lance R. Brennan-43 votes; Rep (3B) Lance R. Brennan-49 votes; Write-Ins 0; Blanks-34. Village of Cattaraugus: Mayor for 2 year term (Vote for one). Total persons voting 25. Rep (1B) Eric W. Pritchard-25 votes; Write-Ins 0; Blanks 0. Trustee for 2 year term (Vote for any two). Total persons voting 25 with 50 total votes cast. Rep (2B) John F. Bronneberg-23 votes; Rep (3B) Richard M. Feuz-25 votes; Write-Ins 0; Blanks-2 Village of Ellicottville: Trustee for 4 year term (Vote for any two). Total persons voting 15 with 30 total votes cast. Dem (1A) Gregory R. Cappelli-8 votes; Dem (2A) Sherman J. Wilkens-5 votes; Rep (1B) Gregory R.

Cappelli-7 votes; Rep (2B) Sherman J. Wilkens-6 votes; Write-Ins 0; Blanks-4. Village of Gowanda: Mayor for 2 year term (Vote for one). Total persons voting 395. Taxpayers Choice (1C) Peter P. Johnson-139 votes; Open Door (1E) Heather M. McKeever-246 votes; WriteIns-2 for Carol Sheibley; Blanks 8. Trustee for 2 year term (Vote for any two). Total persons voting 395 with 790 total votes cast. Allegiance (2D) Carol A. Sheibley-281 votes; Open Door (3E) Paul M. Zimmermann-289 votes; Write-Ins-6 (1 for John Walgers, 1 for Emery Clark, 1 for Pat Nixon, 1 for Denise George, 1 for Amy Santaske, 1 for Maria Giromo); Blanks-214 Village of Little Valley: Trustee(Vacancy) for 3 year term (Vote for One). Total persons voting 26. Rep (1B) Robert N. Pearson-26 votes; Write-Ins 0; Blanks 0 Village of Portville: Trustee for 4 year term (Vote for any two). Total persons voting 83 with 166 total votes cast. Dem (1A) Paul Slawiak-30 votes; Rep (1B) Joseph C.

McLarney-59 votes; Rep (2B) Frank Morales-50 votes; Write-Ins-1 for Chris Whitney; Blanks-26. Justice for 4 year term (Vote for one). Total persons voting 83. Dem (3A) Chris J. Piaggi-21 votes; Rep (3B) Chris J. Piaggi-50 votes; Write-Ins-1 for Judy McClain; Blanks-11 Village of South Dayton: Mayor for 2 year term (Vote for one). Total persons voting 63. Dem (1A) Scott R. Kerr-12 votes; Rep (1B) Scott R. Kerr25 votes; Write-Ins-18 (16 for Karen Strickland, 1 for Jack White, 1 for Robert Killock); Blanks-8 Trustee for 2 year term (Vote for any two). Total persons voting 63 with 126 total votes cast. Dem (2A) Lori K. Peterson-22 votes; Dem (3A) Robert W. Killock-26 votes; Rep (2B) Dennis D. Ackley-39 votes; Rep (3B) Lynn J. Rupp-31 votes; Write-Ins-1 for Ed McAlpine; Blanks-7. Trustee (Vacancy) for 1 year term (Vote for one). Total persons voting 63. Dem (4A) Kristen L. Griffin-27 votes; Rep(4B) Kristen L. Griffin- 30 votes; Write-Ins 0; Blanks 6

Letter To The Editor

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22 Years Of Local Real Estate Knowledge


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vote themselves a tax increase because they believed in the project and the value it would have on the education of their children, grandchildren and the future of our community We are blessed to live in a community that values and supports education. This project will allow us to bring some much needed improvements and upgrades to our school facilities as we try to keep pace with the changing world around us. We also want to thank the many community members who served on the Strategic Planning Process (2009), Building Committee or attended

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any of the meetings for this project. Your time, energy and suggestions contributed greatly to this project. March 19, 2013 will go down as a milestone in the history of the Ellicottville Central School. Thank you again for your tremendous support of our students (present and future)! Sincerely, Board: Roger Spell, President • Connie Hellwig, Vice President • Steve Crowley • James Wiley • Carl Calarco • Lynn Eddy • Administration: Mark J. Ward, Supt. • Bob Miller, MS/HS Principal • Connie Poulin, Elementary Principal/CSE Chairperson

Mager’s Best In Show

Aly Hill & Indy From Mager Mtn Alpacas Win 1st Place & Best In Show Pictured is Aly Hill of Salamanca, NY and her alpaca “Indy” who won first place and Best of Show in the fiber class recently at the Virginia Classic Alpaca Show in Lexington Virginia. Aly is the 10 year old Granddaughter of Sue and Paul Mager of Mager Mountain Alpacas in Little Valley, NY. In all, the Magers entered 6 juvenile alpacas winning 2-firsts, 7-seconds, 1-third, 1-fourth and


Updated 2 family home. Completely remodeled in the past 5 years. Owner uses 3 bdrm upper unit w/ deck & hot tub. Downstairs tenant has 4 year history. Separate utilities & gas heat & hot water. $214,900

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ECS Community….THANK YOU!!!

The overwhelming approval of the capital project on Tuesday, March 19th certainly reflects the value our community places on the education of our children. The improvements and upgrades this project will bring to our school will impact education at ECS for many years to come! The Board of Education and administration would like to express our appreciation for the tremendous vote of confidence the community gave this project. With over 75% approval (448147), the community clearly took the time to understand the project and was willing to


1-fifth along with the ‘Best of Show”. This was Aly’s first time showing alpacas and was joined by her 14 year old sister Andie Hill who has been showing for 6 years. Aly was present when Indy was born and helped him get is first meal from his mother so they have a unique connection. She named him Indy after watching Raiders of The Lost Ark the night before.

Congrats Noah Morlock

Ellicottville Wrestler in Championship

Sunday in Elmira, NY was the New York State Youth Wrestling Championships. Out of all the state’s great wrestlers, Ellicottville’s Noah Morlock placed 5th. Way to go Noah and keep up the great work!

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

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Holiday Valley Update Sky High Aerial Adventure Park & Mountain Coaster

There may be a lot of snow on the slopes and many skiing days left in the winter season but you can look forward to long summer days and nights climbing your way through the courses at the Sky High Aerial Adventure Park and zig zag your way through the trees on the Mountain Coaster. The Aerial Park is a playground in the trees at Tannenbaum featuring a series of platforms and bridges. You’ll need strategy and balance to help you cross bridges, climb ladders, navigate obstacle and soar on the zip lines. Bring your family and friends to explore the 11 unique treetop courses that range from mellow to downright demanding. Minimum age is 7 years. It is not all strength; it is more strategy and balance. There are 11 courses with varying levels of difficulty and the more difficult the course, the higher up it is in the trees. There are 3 yellow courses (Sunflower, Sunshine and Snapdragon), 4 greens (Forest Run, Mountain Trail, Grand Rapids and Fern Gully), 2 blues (Waterfall and Rip Tide), a single black diamond (Black Storm) and a double black... The Commando! All courses except Commando have at least one zip line and some have several. Grand Rapids is a dual zip line course that allows Sky High trekkers to go from the park to the base via 2 sets of 6 side-by-side zip lines. The sixth and final zip travels 350 feet down across the Tannenbaum base area to finish next to the Tannenbaum Lodge. It is an exciting end to this great say the least!

The Mountain Coaster is a thrilling ride down banked curves, over humps, around loops and roundabout corkscrews. The coaster is located in the woods near Spruce Lake Chair. Ride alone or with a friend, you control the speed and we offer up the fun! Minimum age 3 to ride with an adult, age 8 to ride alone. New for 2013 ... 2 New Courses and the “Climbing Forest” The Park is growing again with two new courses. Over the winter, the crew built a new yellow (easiest) course called Snap Dragon and a green (next level up) course, Fern Gully. On these easier courses climbers stay relatively close to the ground and the bridges and obstacles are smaller and friendly! The “Climbing Forest” is a totally new feature that is like a 3-D version of a climbing wall. It consists of closely spaced vertical “tree trunks” with handholds and you can choose your route as you climb up the 45-foot heights. New Special Events & Night Climbs - Whether you are looking for a unique birthday party idea or thinking of getting your co-workers out of the office for a day, the new special event climbs at Sky High are just the ticket for a fun time climbing in the trees! Twilight Climb - The Twilight Climb is a great way to enjoy a late afternoon climb at a great price. The Twilight climb is from 3:30 – 6PM. No need to get a group together to get a great rate but climbing during this time is based on availability. Birthday Party Package

- The NEW birthday party package is for ages 7-19 years old. You will need a minimum of ten guests (and one climbing adult) and the birthday party includes a 2 hour climb and a Sky High goody bag with some great swag. The Birthday Party Package is available 9AM3PM weekdays. Reservations are required, based on availability. The price for the package starts at $25 per person and a pizza party or other food and beverages can be added to the package. Add unlimited coaster rides and the package is $35 per person. Night Crawlers - Take your adventure to the next level and explore the Sky High courses at nighttime with just a headlamp in September and October! The dates for the Night Crawler climbs are Sept. 26 & 27 and Oct. 4, 5, 18, and 19. And if you love to be scared, come test your courage at the Halloween Fright Night climbs in October 25 and 26. Reservations are required for the Night Crawler climbs. Start times begin at 6PM. A 2½ hr climb including headlamp is $39. Fall Chairlift Rides on Spruce Lake - What better way to spend a beautiful fall day than with a chairlift ride to take in the spectacular foliage and rolling hills of Holiday Valley. The Fall chairlift rides will be available Sept. 27 & 28; Oct. 5 & 6, 12-14, and 19 & 20. The Spruce Lake chair will run from 11AM-5PM. The chairlift ride is $5 per person. Scout Troop Special Calling all Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops! The Scout Troop climbs will be available 9AM-3PM weekdays. The climb is based on availability and reservations are required. A 3-hour climb starts at $37. Corporate and Team Outings - Bring your staff, team or group to Sky High for a team building experience that they will never forget! The shared fun and challenge will develop camaraderie like nothing else. The climb is based on availability and reservations are required. A 3-hour climb starts at $40. At Sky High Everyone wears a harness with a special locking lanyard that safeguards you from falling if you slip or let go. Children must be at least 7 years old, and all guests must be able to perform certain physical tasks to participate. There is a weight limit of 250 pounds. Reservations are suggested for the Aerial Park, call 716699-HIGH.


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HoliMont Update Freeing The Heel At HoliMont

Nordic Gods smiled on HoliMont’s Annual Free Heel Fling, an “International” Telemark event, which took place on March 8th. More than 60 free heeling skiers from Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and New York enjoyed the sunny slopes, clinics, camaraderie and a fun tele race. The telemark committee wants to thank all who participated in the event, donated their time and contributed to the raffle and wonderful pot luck lunch. Here is a re-cap of the day. Gear Up and the City Garage were on hand to supply rental and demo equipment to experienced skiers and new comers. Eight people freed their heels for the first time, including the youngest participate, an eleven year old girl from Ohio. HoliMont’s certified Nordic

instructor led clinics throughout the day for all ability levels. Our guest instructor was Jay Nation from Seven Springs, PA. He is a level 3 instructor and a PSIA Nordic Development Team member. Race coordinator Rick Barry, put a new twist on the classic tele race. The Tele Raid, took skiers to caches all over the mountain, then to a race course with gates, trees and an uphill finish. Prizes were awarded for the fastest male (Jeff Maceachern) and female (Sean Miller). Metal Telemark skier trophies designed by Clark Duffin of HoliMont Snowsports were awarded to the winners of the race and also to the youngest and the most enthusiastic tele skiers. Next year’s festival will be on Friday March 7th, 2014. Mark your calendars; you won’t want to miss it. ”Free

Heel Fling” is fast becoming the largest telemark event in Western New York. Local businesses who donated gift certificates and prizes for the après raffle include Alexandra’s, A New Beginning Massage and Spa, Bike and Bean, The Birdwalk, Cadillac Jacks, Coffee Culture, Dekdebrun’s Ski Shop, The Depot, Earth Arts, E-Ville Spirits, Hampshire Mills of Salamanca, Just Riding Along Bike Shop in Bradford, PA, Katy’s, Kazoo II, Nature’s Remedy, Oasis Day Spa, The Red Door Ski Shop, Subway, Tangled Twigs, Tim and Bonnie’s Pizza, Tops, Watson’s Chocolate, Village Wine Rack, Wingate by Wyndham, Winery of Ellicottville, and Zippo. Other sponsors include Al Mahar, Mike Hughes, Gear Up, and HoliMont, Inc.

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“Spring” Skiing at HoliMont At 7:25am on February 2nd, down in Punxsutawney, PA, the famous Punxsutawney Phil emerged out of his quarters under a very overcast sky and failed to see his shadow, which supposedly set things in motion for an early spring, rather than the extra 6 weeks of winter that the skiers and snowboarders of Ellicottville prefer. Well, we have now passed the six-week mark and winter has yet to step aside and allow spring to come through the door. Quite honestly, we here at HoliMont couldn’t be happier. Considering we are now nearing the end of March, the amount of snow left on the slopes is considerable (for anyone who has yet to strike last season from their memory, HoliMont was shutting down at this time last season) and the condition of the snow on the slopes is superb. The weekend of March 16th and 17th was an enjoyable one for everyone at the Club. The Jim Barker Memorial Club Championship Race took place on Saturday and HoliMont Members of all ages took to the slopes to test their speed against one another and see who was the fastest, most technical skier

at the ’Mont. Given HoliMont’s strong racing program it was a sight to watch some of the more competitive adults try to best one another’s times. But it was the sight of the younger racers making their way around the gates that a lot of the crowd was there to see. These young racers are the future of the Club and as such it was great to see their love for the sport showcased in an event that has very deep roots in the HoliMont community. Club Championships used to be called just that but last year HoliMont lost longtime Member Jim Barker. Jim was a fun, loving, energetic man who gave his heart and soul in everything that he did. In the wintertime much of this heart and soul was devoted to the HoiMont Racing Program and the Club Championships was one of his favorite events so in his remembrance the Racing Program dedicated the Club Championships to him. Jim would’ve been thrilled with what he saw last Saturday. Also on Saturday, there was a slopestyle contest that the Terrain Park Crew put together. It’s always fun to watch kids rip through the park but that fun

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“Ladies Day” Presentation St. Patrick’s Day In E’ville Ladies Of The Ski Club Present $4810 Check To March Of Dimes

Left to right: Erin Fierle and Lisa Colby hold a check for $4,810, raised by the Ladies of the Ellicottville Ski club for the March of Dimes. - Photo by John Thomas

On March 8, 2013, the ladies of the Ellicottville Ski Club at Holiday Valley held their 8th annual “Ladies’ Day”. Over 50 women participated in the “Marching for Dimes” fundraising event for the March of Dimes, WNY Division. As a result of the day of skiing, and the dinner complete with raffles and live auction that followed, the women raised $4,810, which will be presented to the March of Dimes, WNY. What began 8 years ago as an informal ski day, followed by a dinner prepared by the

men of club, has grown to be an annual fundraising event. To date, the women have now raised over $27,000 for various area charities. Past recipients include Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, Family Support for Ellicottville, Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley, Mercy Flight of Western New York, Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Western New York and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Lisa Colby and Erin Fierle, co-chairs of the 8th annual ESC Ladies’ Day event commented,

“Our annual event is successful in part thanks to the area businesses, as well as the Ellicottville Ski Club members, and their generous contributions over the past eight years. We are thrilled that this year’s event raised $4,810 for the March of Dimes and that our donation will directly make an impact on research and patient care programs in the Western New York area.” March of Dimes New York State Chapter has one goal: to help babies in our community start life in the healthiest way possible. Through education and intervention, they help mom’sto-be learn how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy. The March of Dimes also partner with local medical groups and organizations and provide grants to researchers working to understand birth defects a premature birth and to find treatments and solutions. For information on how your group or organization can participate in an event to benefit March of Dimes WNY Division contact Christina Singh at or call 716-583-9527.

Reminder To Taxpayers March 31st Deadline To Pay Current Taxes

Joseph G. Keller, Cattaraugus County Treasurer, would like to remind taxpayers that they have until March 31st to pay their current taxes to the local collector’s office. After that date they will be returned to the Treasurer’s Office for collection, at which time a 5% fee will be added to the tax bill, in addition

to the 1% interest added to the bill for each month. Taxpayers owing County taxes for the year 2012 or 2011 should be made aware that if these taxes are not paid to the County Treasurer by March 31st, the 2013 taxes will have to be paid before payment on the previous year’s taxes can be accepted.

Also, any taxpayer who purchased property in the County after March 1, 2012 and didn’t receive a tax bill in January of 2014, should contact the local collector for the town in which the property is located, to find out how much tax they owe, as the new owner is responsible for the taxes owing.

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Annual Maple Weekend Maple Producers Hosting Open House This Weekend

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 18th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24, 2013 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association? About 110 maple producers across New York will be hosting open houses for the public to see how maple syrup and other related products are made. This family-oriented event is sure to delight visitors of all ages. Participants will be boiling sap into maple syrup and many will demonstrate the making of other maple products. Of course, visitors can sample and purchase the maple products. In addition some of the sugarhouses will provide of variety of other activities to make your visit to them even more memorable. Admission is FREE! Maple weekends take place regardless of the weather, so please dress accordingly for your visit. Local participating maple producers: Boberg’s Maple: 2298

breakfast all day and many other menu selections, which include their own 100% pure maple syrup. Maple production tours & demonstrations in both authentic old-fashioned sugarhouse and state of the art production facility. Wagon rides to the sugarhouse for tastings, maple cake donuts, maple cotton candy, and sugar on snow. Gift shop featuring all their maple products, a large variety of county gift items, and Sprague’s Maple Farm gift cards for use in the restaurant and gift shop. Wright Farms Inc: 9136 Laidlaw Road, Farmersville, NY. Family-owned Wright Farms has been in business since 1840, with five generations of Wrights producing maple syrup and maple products on the farm. Currently there are over 7000 taps. A modern sugarhouse containing a 6x16 wood fired evaporator with an energy saving steam away system is used to produce 1100 to 1300 gallons of pure maple syrup each year. They serve jack wax (sugar on snow) throughout the day.

Edmunds Road, Delevan, NY. Come visit their sugarhouse and see maple sugaring in action. You can taste samples of the maple products they make. They will also have various maple products for sale. Moore’s Maple Shack & Pancake House: 10444 Galen Hill Road, Freedom, NY. The Moore family opens their Pancake House and sugar shack every March through the end of April. Their 5,600-tap maple operation is a tubin and man-made vacuum. We use a reverse osmosis unit, a steamaway, and a new high efficiency oil-fired arch. Next to the sugar shack is the pancake house, where they serve all you can eat buttermilk pancakes. They have decorated it with family antiques, ranging from an oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress. On Maple Weekend they will have wagon rides to the sugar bush. They will offer samples of their maple products. Sprague’s Maple Farms: 1048 Portville-Obi Road, Portville, NY. Year round, full service restaurant, featuring

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Music Spotlight


Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff In Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

As we near the end of March with the first day of spring happening this ypast Wednesday, we should hbe looking towards golf. eHowever, Old Man Winter is nstill slinking around. Pretty ngood skiing is still available dat both Holiday Valley and eHolimont. Neither Elkdale nCountry Club nor Holiday rValley’s Golf Course is close ,to opening. Therefore, just take rwhat Mother Nature doles out gand par-take in what is left of eour ski season. Then kickback ,and enjoy the music and tother good times that will be thappenin here in Ellicottville this coming week. 6 Starting today, Thursday ,March 21, 2013 through tWednesday March 27, 2013, ewe will have nine Bands, ssix DJ’s, one with a Karaoke eshow attached, several Sound nSystem Music Events plus all ethe food and drink specials noffered by Ellicottville’s 6wonderful clubs and hrestaurants for the enjoyment yof locals and visitors alike. 0 The Depot will have their esuper sound system roaring ewith Stones and Stones tribute )tunes gearing up for their annual Rolling Stones Tribute Party, which will take place the weekend of April 12, &13. Tickets are available. So stop in The Depot, pick up some tickets then enjoy their Season Ending Shenanigans. THURSDAY, our week of music and FUN begins with a band and a DJ including a Karaoke show. The Gin Mill is first at 8:00 PM Thursday with Fred & Tuck doing their really neat acoustic folk rock to country music show. As we all know, this really FUN gig includes well-chosen cover tunes done in Fred & Tuck’s unique style. Their style, tune selection and talent will create a really FUN Gin Mill Music Night. Then at 9:00 PM Thursday, The PUB in Great Valley will again be host to DJ Felony and his Karaoke Show. As always, this neat show gives The PUB Patrons two options. Be part of the gig or just relax and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times. Moving to FRIDAY, which will be a two band and two DJ & Sound System evening. It

all kicks off in Madigans with their Sound System playing Madigans Party Favorites from cocktail hour till 10:00 PM when DJ Conner takes over as Club Madigans till close. This same FUN Time will also happen on Saturday evening. Balloons is next at 7:00 PM Friday with the return of The eXit Band. Here we have a five-piece Buffalo cover band that was here last month. This neat group, as their web site says, strives to bring you the sound and feel of the original artist regardless of the era. They have listed everything from The Beatles to Thin Lizzy, Joe Walsh to Pure Prairie and The Doors to Kiss as just some of the genres that they cover. The show they put on last month was excellent. We will expect nothing less this Friday. Following The eXit Band, Personable DJ John Barry & his LIVE Personality Show Off Show will keep the party going with his friendly chitter/ chatter and FUN danceable tunes that are further enhanced by Balloons wonderful sound and light system till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday The Gin Mill will have RT Live WOWING The Gin Mill Crowd with his acoustic version of many classic to country rock tunes. RT, as we know, is part of Fred & Tuck the regular Gin Mill Thursday band. He will be solo for this show. Like always, he will make another, FUN, acoustic Gin Mill Night of Music Happen. For those of you who enjoy a late night meal, The Gin Mill is the place. They serve their excellent, reasonably priced menu till midnight on weekends. SATURDAY the good times roll on with three bands and three DJ’s. We begin at noon Saturday in Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge, as part of The Pond Skimming Event; Personable DJ John Barry will be doing his LIVE Personality Show Off Show. As always, John’s show will include friendly chatter and FUN tunes till 5:00 PM. Then at 4:00 PM The PUB in Great Valley will host the return of Toucan Jam. Nancy, or Bea as she is known, and Rich are this Olean acoustic, classic to electro rock duo doing cover tunes from as far back as the sixties. Their song list includes The Beatles, Grateful Dead, CSN, Bonnie Raitt, Heart and many more. The PUB will be hoppin this Saturday, like they were a month ago, with the return of Toucan Jam. Moving to 6:00 PM Saturday Balloons will have The Boneshakers Band on their music stage. This excellent, veteran, six-piece band used to be deep in the blues. Their web site still mentions the blues. However their music is now described as blues to

classic rock with some R&B, country and country rock as part of their gig. This will be another neat music night in Balloons. Following The Boneshakers Band DJ Flakey Frank, The innovative and trend setting Party Monster, will arrive, unsupervised, with his trend setting plan in place. His innovative plan will be to keep the party going with his trend setting chit/chat and tune selections from Balloons Sound & Light Booth till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Saturday The Gin Mill will have The Joe Wagner Band in house. This gig will have the four-piece version of this popular band, featuring Gary Boldt on lead guitar, Stuart Shapiro on drums, Joe Wagner on bass or guitar and Gary London on bass or guitar. Besides the wonderful selection of folk to southern rock tunes they do so well, we will hear some neat versions of Pink Floyd. As always, The Gin Mill Good Music Times will be happening this Saturday. After a FUN weekend, the GOOD TIMES continue on MONDAY when we will have three long-standing meal specials and two music gigs. First The Gin Mill will have two meal specials. Number one is their wonderful spaghetti dinner. Number two will be their special stuffed steak roll. Adding to the wonderful meals, at 7:00 PM, The Touch of Grae will take The Gin Mills Music stage doing their acoustic southern rock to country show. This is one of the best gigs of its kind. Red and Company are excellent musicians and always create a great music night. With Crasher Conner on bar duty, the service will also be excellent. Balloons Monday Delights will again be their great pizza and fifty cent wings plus their happy hour drink specials. Domino Derrick and Lovely Tiffany will be on bar duty and will again make all of these great meals and FUN times even better. Monday’s second music gig will take place at 10:00 PM in Madigans with Jack London Doing Pink Monday. Gary London, as Jack London, will again be doing his acoustic version of Pink Floyd creating a neat and FUN Madigans Music Night. WEDNESDAY, our music week becomes complete at 8:00 PM when The Gin Mill will have Joe Wagner &Friends doing their traditional folk to southern rock show. Joe’s friends will probably include Bongos Freddie, Retro Lil Joey and maybe Gary London. Who ever joins Joe, for sure will make for another FUN Gin Mill Music Night. C U Round The Music Scene. Good Stuff. No Worries.

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NTHS Induction Dinner

Last Thursday at the BOCES center in Ellicottville there was a dinner to induct this year’s National Technical Honor Society. For more information Mrs. Slevinski (Vicki_Slev​inski@ caboc​ teaches the Medical Assisting class and is the head of the NTHS.

Inside Business Track Fourth Friday; March 22nd In Allegany and Olean

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2012 was a record breaking year for natural gas. Prompt month prices went below $2.00/ MMbtu for the first time in over a decade, rig counts reached their lowest levels in the same amount of time, and storage levels are currently at an alltime high with nearly 4 Tcf in underground storage. In addition, a major shit for natural gas over coal in the power sector set the stage for a 22 percent increase in electric generation from natural gas, reaching a record level of over 35 Bcf/d in July. The substantial increase in electric generation more than offset the unusually warm winter weather experience across the country with average daily consumption increasing nearly 5% from 2011. Going forward however, it appears that the bearish natural gas market may have finally come to an end, as projections for 2013 indicate some substantial

changes for the market and the industry as a whole. First and foremost, prices will likely, and have already been on the rise, with some projections of mid-$4.00 gas for much of the year. The rise in prices will increase the incentive for producers to once again increase their rig counts and shake up the plateau that dry-shale production reached in December 2011 of just under 25 Bcf/d after increasing nearly 50% year over year in 2010 and 2011. Despite a forecast for a colder winter, overall consumption in 2013 is projected to decrease by 0.5 Bcf/d in 2013, as higher prices will significantly decrease the demand for natural gas for power generation. Higher prices will most likely offset the decreases in consumption with increases in production. However, while the unusually warm winter left a glut of gas in storage in

the spring, the colder weather this winter will bring storage levels down to more historically average levels before potentially breaking a new record before the 2013 heating season begins. Overall, for 2013, expect to see a return to business as usual for the natural gas market with prices, storage levels, production and consumption at more familiar levels. The market conditions of 2012, particularly in the spring, were in no way economically viable in the longterm and as a result, the market has already been adjusting as 2012 comes to an end. With the prompt month already trading at 12 month-highs, and continuing this upward trend, 2013 looks to solve Natural Gas’s supply-demand imbalance by sending price signals high enough to incentivize production, but remaining low enough to incentivize electric generation, LNG exports, and CNG vehicle production.

OLEAN – Financial crises and education cuts are making the arts less and less visible for many in rural areas, such as ours. One group is looking to change that. In conjunction with the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, the creation of new event will culminate the first goround this week. Friday night, from 5 p.m to 9 p.m., businesses and vendors in the Olean and Allegany area will pair up to create an event that has affectionately ben called Fourth Friday. The pairings will let the artists showcase their talents in the businesses that have agreed to take part in the first event. The idea is not new, in fact, many areas, like Denver, Colo., have had events similar for years. The idea was brought to the Arts Council when an area resident returned from a stay in Rochester. The arts scene in places like Ellicottville have been strong for quite some time, and, with the help of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s Routes to Art event, artists in all corners of the county have found themselves with more and more exposure. This is one core tool in getting those people out in front potential clients that might buy, or commission, their work. The marriage of small business and art is something that could really create a buzz for the local economy, according to Anne Conroy-Baiter, director of the arts council. “We are hoping to integrate business and the arts in our area,” Conroy-Baiter said. “This is a nice way to add something interesting and vibrant to the community. It also serves as something for people to go out and do.” For those that have been out in Olean as of late, the timing of the event is obviously not by accident. “You can go out to dinner, say, on a date, and have places to go to check out some of the area’s

artists and hear local music,” Conroy-Baiter continued. “Or, you could always go out, check out the exhibits and, along the way, find a new spot to sit and have a bite to eat.” Business and artist pairings are as follows: Olean Locations: AKT Combatives Academy (705 North Union Street) will be the host of Bill and Bob Capozzi, visual artists. Bill will have an interactive map of Olean and Bob will present a visual arts exhibition. • Brothers Bistro (188 North Union Street) will host the acoustic guitar performance of Ade Adu. Adu is a local sensation that plays to packed houses nearly every show. • Attard’s (184 North Union Street) will be displaying the steampunk jewelry design of Elizabeth Jankowski and her Crafty Squirrel wire jewelry. • Kimball Lind Photography will be displaying their own work, as well as the paintings of Ian Seybert at the studio location at 404 Wayne Street. Allegany Locations: Linger Longer Cafe (68 West Main Street) will host paintings and jewelry by Jennifer Miller, as well as the music of Dead End Street. • Don Lucho’s Mexican Restaurant (76 West Main Street) will host Allison Braun and her illustrations. • The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (100 west Main Street) will host the art of Ellen Paquette and the folk music of Barbara Dyskant. • The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, on the campus of St. Bonaventure University, will have their galleries open for art lovers as well. The galleries are home to an impressive permanent collection as well as some of the most acclaimed temporary exhibits. Friday night will also be the presentation of the performance, A Year with Frog and Toad in the Quick Center. That is the only part of Fourth Friday that has an admission price. Because this is a cooperative between artists and businesses, one owner, who also happens

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to be in the business of art, had a take on the importance of the event. As was mentioned, arts are an important part of the community, and some of the business owners are making a point of reinvesting in the arts with this event. “For me, art has always been the best way I know how to unleash my creativity. It’s a means of self-expression that comes alive and is sometimes shared,” Karen Vester, owner and photographer at Kimball Lind, an event host, said. “When it is shared, it has the opportunity to move or even change someone. There are countless artists who have affected me greatly and I can feel tremendously enriched by just a glimpse of their work. Because art is so subjective, I think it is the one thing that we can all take part in and come together for. People of all ages can create and find a common bond. Thus, I feel it’s essential to encourage art in our community. Fourth Friday will allow many to come together who may not have done so otherwise. Strengthening our community is something I feel honored to play a part in. In turn, I intend on embracing the younger generations and wish to give them an outlet to express their creativity especially in a time where the budgets are threatening the arts immensely. This is the first in what is planned to be a long line of monthly events, according to Conroy-Baiter. She said the events are something that, with a bit of planning and hard work, will become a model of its own, to be replicated in other areas. The goal of the project is to have an outing every month, on the fourth Friday, thus the name. “This is a community effort supported by the Arts Council,” Conroy-Baiter said. “We have always intended this to be something that we can help get under way. The goal is for it to be its own non-profit organization.” For more information, and a map to all the locations, go to

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Jennifer Karns


First Solo Exhibition At The Ellicottville Library

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Display Your Talent At The Ellicottville Memorial Library Show your talent to friends, family, and the community at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Our gallery space can display 2-dimensional artwork that is framed or suitable for hanging. Show dates for 2013 and 2014 are available for an 8-week exhibition. Any medium and family friendly subject is welcome. Please contact Barbara at

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or you can choose to pay the $25 opt out fee. Age Categories: Baseball age requirement is age by April 30, 2013. T-Ball- Ages 4-6 Boys & Girls. Machine Pitch- Ages 7 & 8 Boys & Girls. Minors- Ages 9-11 Boys & Girls. And MajorsAges 11 & 12 Boys & Girls. Softball age requirement is age by December 31, 2012. Softball-

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Olean, NY—March 18, 2013. Archbishop Walsh Academy and the Walsh Sports Boosters Club are hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Raffle this year on Saturday, March 23, from 7pm to 11pm at the school. This event features a $20,000 grand prize drawing and an evening of fun with an open bar of wine and beer, a beef on weck dinner, a DJ, and this year a raffle for an IPAD. The total amount of cash prizes given away throughout the evening is over $35,000. Fewer than 75 tickets are still available out of 1,400 numbered tickets printed and sold. Remaining tickets can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis at The Sports Locker, 711 W. State Street in Olean, or by calling the school at 716-372-8122, located at 208 North 24th Street in Olean, .

This annual Walsh event attracts several hundred people each year to the school for dinner, drinks, 50-50 drawings, and other raffles and games of chance throughout the evening. In addition to the $20,000 grand prize, other cash prizes include $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, and $200 amounts. The seller of the grand prize ticket will receive $1,000, while sellers of all other cash prize-winning tickets receive $50. The St. Patrick’s Day Raffle and Party began when the 1986 basketball team raised money to travel to Europe for a tournament. It has been a Walsh tradition ever since and has grown into one of the largest fundraisers for the school, supporting both athletic and academic student programs at Southern Tier Catholic School and at Archbishop Walsh Academy.

Each year this fundraiser is supported by families, alumni, faculty, coaches, board members and area businesses. According to Mykal Karl, Principal of STCS and Walsh, “This fundraiser is always fun for the participants and the volunteers. People from all over the community attend and we all have a great time. We are particularly grateful to our area businesses and alumni who support this fundraiser by purchasing and selling tickets around the community. We have sold almost all our tickets to date, and are very pleased with the volunteerism and participation from our school community and from school supporters in the community.” Tickets admit two people to the party as well as enter the purchaser into the raffle for the cash prizes. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call the school at 716-372-8122.

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invasion of Iraq began almost nuts. Of course the situationD as soon as George Bush and was mishandled.  AmericanH Dick Cheney were “elected.”  lives were lost in the processo For years the Iraqi oil industry, and someone should be heldi under the iron fist of Sadaam accountable.  So where are thea Hussain, was nationalized Republican voices concerningr leaving Western oil companies Iraq?  Why aren’t they callingt salivating over the billions of for congressional hearingsi dollars of profits they couldn’t about those lost lives?  JohnR get their grubby little paws on.  McCain actually held up theo Today, however, the Iraqi oil nomination of Chuck Hagels industry is controlled by those because Hagel had the gall to“ very oil company thugs and stand up to his own party aboutr little if any of the profits ever the war.  This type of pettinessm trickle back down to the Iraqi leads me to believe that GOPc Doug Arrowsmith people.  This war was rushed, outrage over Benghazi isp criminally mishandled and nothing more than anotherT hugely profitable to a bunch of political shell game.  They don’tu Political language is designed fat, white Texans.  End of story.  care about the loss of Americanr to make lies I spent the better part of ten lives their only concern is ond Sound truthful and murder years shouting to no one and who’s watch it happened. respectable everyone about this war and our So was it worth it?  Of course And to give the appearance of previous administration.  It got not.  Hussain deserved to be solidity me nowhere but at least I had tried in front of the world for the To pure wind. - George the satisfaction of being one of crimes he committed against Orwell the few voices of dissent in a his own people but not at the Of course we were duped.  world where the fourth estate expense of American lives and Ten years later and most people seemingly fell in line, lock- treasure.  The Iraqi people are can finally admit what many step, behind the ideas of mobile actually worse off now with no of us suspected all along. weapons labs, enriched yellow- functioning government and Today (Tuesday) is the tenth cake uranium and borderline an Al Qaeda force that would anniversary of our generations nuclear hysteria.  Everyone have never been tolerated by TV war.  Operation Iraqi from the New York Times a paranoid Hussain.  There are Freedom.  What was it all Bush apologist and current proud, Gold Star families, all for?  Was it worth the trillions Fox “News” contributor Judith across the nation who continue of dollars and thousands of Miller to the Washington Post to fly the American flag in American lives not to mention began marching to the war honor of a lost child.  These the hundreds of thousands of drums almost immediately after families had to learn a new Iraqi lives?  Yes, a dictator is Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld way of life.  They had to pick dead, but was it worth it?  Fifty began hinting that there might up the pieces and find a way to six Iraqi civilians were killed be more of a connection continue living with huge holes today in a series of bombings between 9/11 and Iraq then we in their lives.  These are the true across Iraq.  Was it worth it previously believed.  One of casualties of this war.  Families to them?  We were told that Rumsfelds infamous “known who love their country but there were huge stockpiles of unknowns.”  This criminally wonder if they’ll ever be able to insidious weapons of mass insane lie led to more hints and trust it again.  I wonder if there destruction just gathering insinuations which, eventually, is an oil company executive dust while Sadaam waited for led to the deaths of thousands somewhere calculating his the opportunity to use them of America’s best and brightest.  profits against the loss of life against us and his neighbors.  This is a “known known.” it took to make him richer.  I Our elected officials and their I’ve been silent on the topic wonder if he ever thinks “was cronies had proof.  They had of our Iraqi boondoggle for it worth it?”  proof!  They lied.  Was it worth a while now.  Calmer heads Questions or Comment….... it? have prevailed.  Then Benghazi email Doug at: Of course not.  Planning for the happened.  The GOP went shakedowndoug@

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Botanical Gardens Special Spring Exhibits and Features Announced Buffalo, NY- This year the Botanical Gardens will be welcoming spring with many special and unique exhibits. Starting March 9, a Bloomin’ Art Show will be exhibited in the Arcangel Gallery. In honor of Nutrition and Poison Prevention Month, on March 16, the Medicinal Garden will highlight a special educational feature from 10am-2pm. From March 16 through April 7, the University at Buffalo Department of Architecture will exhibit LifeCycles, a collection of student projects as a result of an exciting collaboration with the Botanical Gardens. Featuring the paintings and artwork from the students in the watercolor classes held at the Botanical Gardens throughout the year, the Bloomin’ Art Show will be held in the Arcangel Gallery from March 9 through April 21. Works will feature the interesting architecture of the conservatory, the vast horticulture collection, the surrounding landscape and more. With Nutrition and Poison Prevention Month in mind, the Medicinal Garden special feature on March 16 from 10am-2pm will be hosting a variety of educational activities for personal health benefits. Activities include: presentations about the benefits of food form plants containing health-promoting compounds; botanical displays of edible plants which are good for health; and common local plants which may be toxic to humans and pets; the Upstate Poison Prevention team will educate visitors on preventing accidental ingestion of toxic substances by infants and children in the home. Independent Nursing Care will also be on hand to administer free (with valid health insurance card) blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo,

part of Catholic Health. From March 16 through April 7 the Botanical Gardens will welcome LifeCycles, an Orangery and Demonstration Garden Exhibit. This exhibit will be a sampling of results from a remarkable collaboration between the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo and the Botanical Gardens. Fashionable in 19th century Italy, an Orangery was a building, greenhouse or conservatory where citrus trees were wintered and moved outside in the warmer months to provide an event space to host parties, weddings and celebrations. Over four months in early 2012, students and faculty collaborated to generate over sixty highly diverse strategies for thinking about the Botanical Gardens today and its potential addition of an Orangery. Through the hands-on creative process, the Gardens staff and volunteers, UB faculty and students and outside design critics collaborated and a great and rigorous project emerged. This project would explore not only the Orangery but the essence of the Botanical Gardens’ existing buildings, its collections, origins, possibilities today and implications for the future. The life of the Botanical Gardens, its horticulture collection, staff, volunteers, its influence on visitors and the community were all considered as alive and changing - as having Lifecycles. This formed the basis for a design studio entitled, LifeCycles. The studio asked students to consider the growing and evolving roles of time itself in the design process, planning, construction and use of complex, often hybrid programmed buildings such as the Botanical Gardens. Students’ work dealt with heat and ventilation controls, lighting, spatial organization and movement of visitors. The studio, taught by professors Jordan Geiger, Coordinator; Brian Carter; Nerea Feliz; Curt

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Gambetta and Brad Wales, considered how we think about nature and how it translates into our modern buildings. The buildings’ relation to horticultural sciences, shifting global patterns, migration and climate change were also considered. The studio concluded that the Botanical Gardens and the surrounding landscape (interior and exterior environments) must be considered a combined architectural-landscape object that needed to compliment and contrast with the existing structure’s simple separation of interior and exterior spaces. At the end of the semester, students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and outside design critics collaborated to choose six diverse designs from the studio to be part of the LifeCycles exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. As the Botanical Gardens looks toward a sustainable future, these projects and models are important to promote creative and thoughtful visions for the future. Visitors will be able to enjoy these creative scale models and consider the possibilities of reinventing the Botanical Gardens’ interior and exterior spaces. The Bloomin’ Art Show, LifeCycles and the Medicinal Garden special feature are included with admission to the Botanical Gardens. Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $9 adults, $8 seniors (55+), $8 students (13+ with ID), $5 kids (3-12), Garden Members and kids under 3 are free! For more information visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens. com. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc is a not-forprofit organization dedicating to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant college, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.

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CCIDA Story From Cover

Dunbar of the Ellicottville Historical Society to find photos of how the building looked when it was first built. Sprague was applying for a sales and mortgage recording tax abatement, and tourism PILOT program to aid in restoring the building. Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Director of the CCIDA expressed support for the plan by saying, “Tourism in Cattaraugus County represents a $200 Million dollar market, with almost 16% of county employment tied to a position in the tourism industry.” The board felt it would offer a unique lodging venue, and help restore a significant building in downtown. HV Improvements Mr. David Trathen, Vice

Music Cont. From Cover awards including a Grammy and ACM, CMA and AMA nods for best female vocalist. Her second CD, All Jacked Up, rode enthusiastic reviews to platinum status as Gretchen’s accomplishments continued to

ECS Story From Cover months before a final plan is submitted to state education officials in the fall. Bidding is expected next winter, with a May 1 groundbreaking expected and an 18-month construction

Town Cont. From Cover interview applicants. There are plans to purchase nine air conditioning units and a refrigerator for the building, at a total cost of $3,080.29. But a state agency will refund the town 75% of the cost of the units, bringing the total expense to the town to $780. Burrell is still working on establishing the court in the facility. The simple answer is to move the judge’s bench and witness stands over to the new building. But one consideration is that we may someday have a handicapped judge and the current bench has a six-inch riser that requires a step up. There may be a way to build a ramp to solve the problem. The $30,000 promised to the town by the state to build an elevator up to the courtroom in Town Hall may be available to install a proper courtroom in the Co-op building. Supervisor Burrell suggested replacing some sliding doors in the auditorium with accordion style doors. When open the entire room could be used as an auditorium, and when closed either section could be a conference room. The supervisor met with a contractor for National Grid who is making an offer to

President of Win Sum Ski Corporation was at the meeting to submit an application to have the IDA Board to consider Win-Sum’s $2.8 million dollar project (for sales tax abatement only) for several improvement projects around Holiday Valley. First off the old day care building will be removed and a plaza with a fire pit established in its place. The canvas covering over the Cabana Bar will be replaced with a wooden structure. They are going to purchase a winch cat with an articulating arm. The new cat can be lowered down especially steep slopes by a cable and winch for grooming. They will be adding 70 new snow guns to the snow making equipment on the slopes. The last stage of the new lodge will be completed and some of the rooms in the Inn will be upgraded. Lastly, new climbing towers will be added to the Sky High Adventure Park. Mr. Trathen added that the past

seven weeks has been very good for skiing, and that he expects skiing to continue until April 7. Other Business There were reports on the public hearings for Community Bank of Olean project and the 42 Jamestown project. Community Bank, N.A. wants to purchase the former Ivers J. Norton elementary school building and covert it to an office for processing mortgages. The 42 Jamestown project is to remove an old Burger King restaurant and build a medical support building for out patients. Both of these projects were given final approval from the Board of Directors from the CCIDA. In addition, the Board also approved sending a letter to the state outlining its support for the 219 Extension project. In the letter they urged the state to finish the section between south of Springville and Interstate 86 at Salamanca as soon as possible.

stack up. Her third, One of the Boys, solidified her position as one of contemporary country’s most original and multi-faceted female artists, a woman in whom ambition and ability come together in every aspect of her career. Since her debut, she has been featured on “60 Minutes,” “Dateline NBC,” “20/20 Primetime” and CNN’s “People In The News,” and she has appeared on virtually

every morning, noon and latenight television show on the air. Gretchen just recently released a new single “Still Rollin’” from her upcoming 12-song Right On Time cd, due in stores April 2, 2013. Wilson will take the open air stage on the slopes of Holiday Valley Saturday July 6th. Stay tuned…tickets will be available on or by calling 800-349-9099

- period anticipated. In other news, the board of education: - Approved Amy Kilby - as district treasurer, Pete Ebert as student teacher, Peter Stokes as a substitute bus driver, and accepted a letter of resignation from - Michelle Stuve, cafeteria worker and approved her as a substitute cafeteria worker. replace nearly all the lights in the building with new energy efficient ones. The total cost of the project would be over $13,000, but the contractor, Lime Energy, is offering a discount. The town would have to pay only around $6,200 for the work. The energy savings with the new lights should be around $2,900 per year. Burrell noted this is based on all the lights being on for eight hours per day, which he said some are not. He also noted that the solar panels on the roof save the building about $4,000 per year in electricity. The trick will be to find the $6,000 in the budget. Mr. Burrell made the comment, “If we replace the lights and get a new coat of paint, the place will look completely different.” Police Report The department reports were accepted as presented. Officer in Charge Don Auge discussed police action during Mardi Gras. Village Constable Howard Gifford’s mother in law died just before the weekend, so he was unable to be on duty. The town police force took over the duties for Mardi Gras. Auge reported that Friday and Sunday were fairly slow but Saturday during the parade they were pretty busy. Besides the usual parking and traffic tickets there were three arrests, two erratic operators (of a vehicle), three fights, and one ambulance assist. In all the board felt the weekend had

Reported the cafeteria is operating slightly in the red. gave approval for Envirothon students to stay at Allegany State Park for one night prior to their competition. Accepted a donation of a table banner from the sports boosters and 20 document cameras from Melanie and Clayton Silvernail.

gone quite smoothly. Highway Department Dave Golly reported that they have been doing a lot of plowing and general maintenance. He said the new building is coming along well, the doors and windows are in. Engineers Report Town Engineer Mark Alianello reported he is “somewhat stymied” because he has not received a letter from the state with its requirements for the project. He said the letter would outline how much of the work must be preformed by minority or women owned businesses, as well as other criteria. There was discussion about compiling a list of properties that would benefit from the East Tank Project. Essentially that is any property within 500 feet of a hydrant, since the tank will provide good water pressure for the hydrants in the area. Alianello said the flood plane map is almost complete, and that should be good news for some homeowners in town. The original elevations used by the Army Corps of Engineers were off by as much as four feet. This means that some areas of town that have been designated a flood plane are no longer flood planes. He pointed out that the map is still preliminary, but when it is final some businesses and homeowners whose mortgage requires them to have flood insurance may no longer need it.

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1 - Mr. Carl Calarco no longer works for Mark Alianello, who is the Town of Ellicottville and Great Valley Engineer. He was employed by Mr. Alianello for over 7 years, but left his employment last March to start his own consulting firm. Mr.

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Beginning on March 16th and continuing through April 27th photographer Jennifer Karns will be displaying her artwork in the gallery area of the library. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 7-9pm in the Library’s Community Room.

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Community Calender March 28 – April 5 March 23 March 21 ECS Spring Break ECLV Little League Baseball & ECLV Little League Baseball & Ellicottville - No School Softball Signups Softball Signups Ellicottville- From 6pm to 8 pm sign Ellicottville- From 10am to 2 pm sign March 28 ups for the ECLV Little League Baseball ups for the ECLV Little League Baseball Equine Education Classes & Softball teams will be taking place in & Softball teams will be taking place in Olean – Are you thinking about getting the ECS Elementary Foyer. the ECS Elementary Foyer. a horse? Are you a new horse owner? These classes are for you at the Catt Co March 23-24 March 23 Campus of Jamestown Community Annual Maple Weekend 2013 Nash Hill’s “Not-A-Show” Show 2013 College in Olean. What better way to spend a day Gowanda – Allows riders to get with family and friends at the 18th in front of a few judges and gather April 1-5 Annual Maple Weekend. Visit pointers, opinions and suggestions for the upcoming show season. Get your for more Children’s Art Classes – Spring Break Allegany- Spring Break Art Classes horse out and practice while gathering information and participating maple for kids with Cattaraugus County Arts producers. feedback. Council. Children can now take up to five classes in one of three series for March 24 March 23 Seneca Allegany Casino Presents only $65 per series. Contact CCAC at Holiday Valley’s Spring Pond 372-7455. Kansas Skimming Party 2013 Salamanca - Chilly temperatures in Ellicottville – Who wouldn’t want to race down a ski slope into an icy pond. WNY won’t stop the entertainment Whether you get wet or just watch, it from sizzling at Seneca Casino when they present the classic rock iconic is FUN! band Kansas.

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FOR RENT Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA Vacation Properties. Visit our website at for virtual tours of our properties, or call 716-699-4800. FOR RENT: Luxury 2-BR or 3-BR townhomes in Salamanca. Private entrances, FP, granite counters, Berber carpet, stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, grounds keeping, snow removal, garbage included. Various lease lengths available. Prices range from $900 to $1,100 monthly. No pets. Call to set up your appointment today! Palmer Rentals, 716-945-1906. For Rent in Ellicottville – 2 BR Furnished apartment with laundry room, long term or short-term, no smokers or pets. Please call – 649-6922

SERVICES AVAILABLE Why buy furniture from China? We have been repairing and refinishing good old “Made in USA” furniture for over 35 years. Five Points Custom Woodworking. 716-938-6315, email at fivepnts@ Carpet Cleaning: CPR, your COMPLETE PROPERTY RESOURCE for Carpet & upholstery cleaning, rental property turn-around service. Interior & Exterior Maintenance & Concierge Services. Call 716-353-0500 or email Interior Finishing By Tom Clauss: Painting, plastering, remodeling, repairs, restoration work, electrical, plumbing & more. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SPECIAL: DISCOUNTED PRICES! Free estimates. Call today! 716-949-9155.

EMPLOYMENT FALLING WATERS SPA at Holiday Valley Looking for Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Nail Tech. Please call Brandy at 716-677-9700.

The Silver Fox is looking for waitstaff, bussers, and a cleaning person. Please stop in (23 Hughey Alley) to fill out an application.

Help Wanted–Part Time Facility Manager. Duties And Responsibilities To Include But Not Limited To The Following: Coordinating And Reserving Requests For Use Of Arboretum Parkland, Auditorium And Other Space And Custodial And Maintenance Care Of Building. Up To 20 Hours Per Week - $13.00 To 15.00 An Hour Commensurate With Experience. Preference Will Be Given To A Town Of Ellicottville Resident. Please Contact John Burrell, Town Supervisor, Town Of Ellicottville At (716) 699-2100, PO Box 600 Ellicottville, NY 14731 Help Wanted at the Birdwalk. Hiring a responsible person to cook and help with inventory and menu preparation. Rate of pay is negotiable. Apply in person at the Birdwalk after 4pm.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK: The Village of Ellicottville Board will hold a public hearing on Monday April 8th at 6:00pm at the Town & Village Hall, located at One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York re: 2013-2014 Budget. Copies of the budget are available in the Village Clerks office. March 20, 2013: Mary J. Klahn, Village Clerk PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Village of Ellicottville Board of Trustees on April 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, regarding the adoption of Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2013 to amend Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2011 entitled “A Local Law in Regard to Local Sewer Use Law” by adopting a sewer rate schedule which includes the establishment of a new commercial quarterly minimum sewer rate class based on meter size of 5/8” up to and including 1” meter. Copies of the proposed local law are available in the Village Clerks office. March 20, 2013: Mary J. Klahn, Village Clerk PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Village of Ellicottville Board of Trustees on April 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, regarding the adoption of Local Law No. 2 of the Year 2013 to amend Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2012 entitled “A Local Law Setting Forth the Rules and Regulations Governing Water Service” by adopting a water rate schedule which includes the establishment of 3 new commercial quarterly minimum water rate classes based on meter size, establishing 3 new commercial Rate Blocks to correspond to proposed quarterly minimum water rate classes based on meter size, increase Commercial Water Usage Rates (cost per gallon) by 5%, and increase Residential Water Usage Rates (cost per gallon) and quarterly minimum charge by 5%. Copies of the proposed local law are available in the Village Clerks office. March 20, 2013: Mary J. Klahn, Village Clerk


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Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Story and Photos By John Thomas Staff Writer Walking up to the condo on Thornbush I make a comment about the large snowflakes falling gently around my tour guide and I. “This is Hollywood snow,” I say, catching a flake on my tongue. Inside the home it’s dramatic as well. Surveying the immaculate and beautifully decorated interior the first things I notice are the high ceilings and the large set of windows at the end of the living room. The oak trimmed, multi paned windows themselves are gorgeous enough. The view of the bare trees with the snow covered hills in the background and the gentle snow falling in front is right out of studio special

effects. Like a Currier and Ives print come to life. In summer the leaves on the trees create a living moving mosaic. You couldn’t ask for a more dramatic set for a family Christmas celebration or a summer weekend golfing escapade. The gas fireplace in the corner provides a warm setting any time of the year. The kitchen is perfect for the cook who likes to be the center of attention. The cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances set the cooks stage for the audience seated at the breakfast bar. Meals served in the dining room will take on a dramatic flair at night with the lights of the village shining up through the trees. After dinner is the romantic scene on the moonlit balcony. Supporting players on this floor are a guest bedroom, a full bath

Just Like Hollywood

and the large garage with plenty of storage. Upstairs is the master suite with a large bedroom and a full bath and additional fireplace. Also on this floor is a second master suite with its own bathroom. The ground level floor holds a family room, a bar, and a game area just off the family room and a spare room that could be a bunk or poolroom. awell. This 2,400 square foot set piece has plenty of room for your cast of characters. The best part of it is its proximity to Holiday Valley (practically across the street), and the Village of Ellicottville with a downtown that is the perfect ski town back lot. For more information about this property contact your agent: Joany Bund, GRI, Associate There’s plenty of action in the family room with its bar, full bath, and extra bonus room. Broker at Holiday Valley Realty Company Inc. 716699-2000.

(Pictured left to right) 1. Set a romantic mood for an evening dinner with the lights of the village twinkling through the sliding glass window. 2. Two master suites occupy the second floor, each with a full bath.

(Pictured left to right) 1. A rarity among Ellicottville condos the large garage has plenty of storage and additional parking in front. 2. The stage is set for the cook’s performance. Cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances create the background while the audience watches from the breakfast bar. 3. The dramatic bank of windows frame a winter view right out of a Currier and Ives print.

Route 219 @ Wildflower • Ellicottville, NY

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9 MADISON AVE. Large Village furnished home w/ 6 BR/4 BTH plus a 3 BR/2.5 BTH apt, 2+ att. garage. Completely remodeled. B407375 $799,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 ABBEY LANE, VILLAGE PLACE Village’s newest development; 3 BR/2 BTH semi-detached units w/heated garage; fireplace. B423473 $389,000

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

43 PINE TREE Free hold townhouse w/master suite on 2nd flr., 2 BR & bath in lower level, fully furnished. Walk to the Village. B422645 $270,000

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

7058 HIGH MEADOWS 4 BR/3 BTH cedar a-frame chalet on 8+ ac w/ 3 levels of living space & views from every window. B401357 $299,500


4957 SUGARTOWN RD. Contemporary 2 story home on 2.6 ac of wooded land w/stocked trout stream min. from Ellicottville. Open floor plan, gas f/p, loft. Beautiful views!

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


6871 RTE 219 N Great 3 BR cottage on double lot just north of Village; creek, woods, fire pit. 4 seasons of fun. B413517 $93,500

6735 DOOLEY RD. Situated on 3+ hillside ac just 5 mi. from Village w/panoramic views. Updated & potential for addition. B413121 $124,700

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FOXRIDGE/THORNBUSH For rent or purchase from $219,000 townhomes with 3-4 BR overlooking HV resort.

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

6970 POVERTY HILL RD. 3 BR home just outside the Village. Many upgrades. Large deck to enjoy in all seasons. Priced to sell! B422760 $159,900

19 ROCKWELL Great Village location, 4 BR/ 2 BTH home w/ gas f/p, front & back decks. B411165 $138,000

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SNOWPINE VILLAGE 1-3 BR condos for rent or purchase from $98,900. Ski in/Ski out! Accessible to SnowPine chairlift.

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

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WILDFLOWER Studios, 1 & 2 bedroom condos from $82,500. Across from HV Resort.

ALPINE MEADOWS For rent or purchase from $239,500; 3 BR/2.5 BTH across from HV ski slopes.

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Dave & Terry’s Annual Perch Fry: Friday 3/8/13 at Holiday Valley

Photos/John Thomas

Serving USDA Choice and Prime Center Cut Rib-eyes, also 21 Day Dry-Aged USDA Prime Strips and Rib-eyes.

Martini Club

Wednesdays are Date Nights! $42 per couple

Friday: 5-7PM • Open to Public Martinis -w/ Complimentary Appetizers

Beers On Tap: Shock Top & Michelob Amber Bock


Special includes 2 glasses of wine with a 4 course meal to share Call for dinner menu options

...and Don’t Forget to...

Please view our menu at... 23 Hughey Alley • 699-4672

Now open 6 days a week at 4:30/dining at 5pm (closed Tuesdays)


Soup of the Moment Cup, $3.99; Bowl, $4.99 Five Bean Chili, Cup, $4.79, Bowl, $6.49 Mediterranean Platter, $8.99 Spicy Buffalo Wings Small (8) $7.99; Large, (16) $12.99 Calamari, $9.99 Nachos $8.99; Add Guacamole, $1.00 Chicken $2; Chili $2; Black Beans $1 Quesidilla of the Day, $8.99 Pulled Pork Sliders, $7.99 Pub Kettle Chips, $7.99 Spinach & Artichoke Dip, $8.99 Boneless Buffalo Tenders, $8.49 Assorted Salad, $3.99 Caesar Salad $7.99

Entree Salads

Chicken Caesar, $10.99, Add Shrimp instead of Chicken, $13.99 Cobb Salad, $10.99 Grilled Meditteranean Chicken, $11.99 Cranberry Chicken Salad, $11.99 Buffalo Chicken, $10.99

Specialty Sandwiches Served with French fries. Cuban Sandwich, $9.99 Pulled Pork Sandwich, $9.29 Buffalo Chicken Wrap, $9.29 California Turkey Rueben, $9.99 Beef on “Weck”, $9.29 Mediterranean Wrap, $8.99


(716) 699-5350

Brew House Burgers Served on a Costanzo bun with lettuce, red onion, tomato, pickle chips and French fries. Brew House Burger, $8.99; Add Cheese, $.50 Mushroom Swiss Burger, $9.99 BBQ Burger, $9.99 Garden Burger, $8.99

Gourmet Burgers John Harvard’s Brew House, located in the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley is a lively restaurant and bar serving a wide range of “comfort” food and over 20 craft beers on tap.

Steak House Burger, $11.99 Smokehouse Burger, $11.99 Buffalo Burger, $11.99 Firehouse Burger, $11.99


Individual 10”, $9.99; Large 16”, $16.99 House made pizza crusts incorporate grain from the brewing process. Individual 10”Pizza, $9.99 Large 16”, $16.99 Margherita Smoke House BBQ Pepperoni Mediterranean Mixed Grill Vegetarian Buffalo Grilled Eggplant and Pesto Build Your Own

Additional Toppings:

$1.00 for a small; $1.50 for a large pizza Artichokes, Anchovies, Eggplant, Bacon, Jalapeno Peppers, Kalamata Olives, Grilled Chicken, Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, Roasted Tomatoes, Ham, Peppers, Italian Sausage, Plum Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, Pepperoni

Classic Entrees

Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie, $12.99 Fish and Chips, $12.99 Classic Grilled Meatloaf, $13.99 Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, $17.99 Yankee Pot Roast, $14.99 Clint’s Chicken Enchiladas, $13.99


Steak Frites, $25.99 Baked Crabmeat Stuffed Cod, $16.99 Penne w/ Chicken and Sausage, $13.99 Marinated Steak Tips, $16.99 The Valley Mac and Cheese, $12.99 Martini Salmon, $18.99 Jambalaya, $17.99 Butternut Squash Ravioli, $18.99


Peanut Butter Pie, $5.99 Brownie Ice Cream Sundae, $5.99 Apple Crisp, $5.99 Butterscotch Bread Pudding, $5.99 Mixed Berry Shortcake, $5.99

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