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Volume 13 ~ Issue 12

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West Valley Redevelopment

Music Notes

CCIDA Backs Renovation of West Valley Inn

Apartment Approved

Village Planning Board Signs Off on Several Projects

7 Monroe Street ~ 699-2199 RETRO MOVIE NIGHT

Thursday, March 15th, 6PM

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QUEEN CITY LIGHTS Friday, March 16th, 7PM HAYDEN FOGLE BAND Saturday, March 17th, 6PM

The West Valley Inn was built in the late 1800’s and served as a combination hotel, restaurant and community center. It was purchased in 2016 in a tax sale after it was left abandoned and foreclosed. The new owner is seeking sales tax abatement for renovations.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Audit Time The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency received its audit for their 2017 fiscal year. Denise Veloski from Johnson Mackowiak and Associates gave a report on the audit. She said the audit was an “unmodified opinion,” that is there were no findings that raised any concerns for the accountants. Corey Wiktor,

Four Mile Brewing to Expand


Thursday, March 15th, 8PM

Allows for More Production Citing Confidence in Future

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By Nicholas Pircio

It’s been nearly three years since Four Mile Brewing opened its doors in Olean on East Green Street, at a location which once housed a Prohibition-era brewery. Now, the remodeled building will undergo an internal expansion, adding to its array of giant, stainless steel vessels and miles of hoses. The Olean brewery has (L) Jaye Beattie, Vice President & become a prime attraction for (R) Craig Clark, Head Brewer visitors, and the new expansion is a sign of what the owners say is confidence in the future. The brewers were in the process of cooking up a batch of their signature Allegheny IPA beer when Jaye Beattie, the company Vice President, took time to

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Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

M&T Bank Building It took a bit of doing to hold the public hearing for plans for an accessory apartment in the old M&T Bank building on Washington Street. Chair Nancy Rogan stated she was hesitant to hold a public hearing if the applicant was not present. Later in the meeting Ms. Rogan opened the hearing to see

if the public had any objections to the plans. Village Planner Gary Palumbo said he had received one letter from John Nelson in support of the project. There were no members of the public at the meeting. Hearing no objections Ms. Rogan closed the hearing. The board then discussed the application for an accessory apartment in the former bank. A new roof with a See “PLANNING” Page 7

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THE PROBABLES Saturday, March 17th, 9PM

Executive of the CCIDA and the IDA Board Members took the report as good news. A motion was passed to accept the audit. West Valley Inn Douglas Studd the new owner of the West Valley Inn made a presentation to the IDA Board. The Inn was built in the late 1800’s as a combination hotel, restaurant and community center. The previous owners of the

Rendering of 28-30 Washington. Bike and Bean is on the right. It’s facade will be changed to match the rest of the renovation.

2018 Mardi Gras Weekend

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Disagreements at Village Board Burrell & Cappelli Disagree Over Outside Legal Consultation Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

Good News Village Mayor John Burrell started off the Board of Trustees meeting Monday night with the good news that the Village has received a sales tax check of $98,171.96. That amount is 7.6% over the total received for the same quarter last year. Trustee Cappelli raised an issue over receiving meeting agendas fairly close to the time of the meeting. He said he had received his agenda at 5:50pm Friday, and assumed people don’t work over the weekend. Then he didn’t receive changes to the agenda until Monday afternoon the day of the meeting. Mr. Cappelli said that was not enough time to review items the board may have to vote on.

ECS Prepares Budget

Preliminary Budget Shows Only Minor Increases Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Monroe St. Brick & Brew... Pg. 3 Local Restaurant Donates to ECS

Last June Steve Feldman from Ellicottville’s Monroe Street Brick and Brew offered the Ellicottville Central School PTO the opportunity to earn some extra money for their organization. Monroe Street Brick and Brew created cards that were handed out to people around the community.

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

Engineer’s rendering of the proposed second story deck for Madigan’s. It will wrap around the right side and connect to an existing stairway.

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Wally Holland Induction Inducted into Catt. Co. Sports Hall of Fame

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer

The Ellicottville Central School Board held a budget work session to begin work on the preliminary budget for the 2018-19 school year. Budget Officer Amy Kilby worked for several weeks preparing the document. In her opening comments she said she had worked hard to keep the budget within the governors 2% tax cap. In reviewing the 32+ page document, she said expenditures were mostly kept the same. Ms. Kilby reviewed the few items that will be changed. The budget includes a slight decrease in the pay of the Superintendent. This was due to Bob Miller taking over the post from Mark Ward who retired last year. Teacher pay includes an increase because of their contract terms. Ms. Kilby said administrative services from BOCES will increase a bit. She increased external auditor fees because the contract is up with the old auditor and a new one will have to be retained. The school has changed its health insurance provider, resulting in an increase in costs. There are several items around the facility that will need replacing or repair, including the copier in the main office. The planned budget for substitute teachers and special ed teacher’s aids was increased. Some savings are reflected in the budget. The school’s phone system was replaced with a Voice Over IP system

On April 7, local resident and soccer referee Wally Holland will be inducted into the Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet and award ceremony will be at the Little Valley American Legion beginning at 6pm. Tickets for the event are $25. Tickets can be reserved by calling Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email The deadline for reservations is March 30. The award is given to honor achievement in sports but not necessarily to participants. Indeed, the bulk of the awards over the years have gone to coaches, officials, directors, referees, umpires, and administrators. “The nominations are based on activity and longevity,” says Mark Benton, Director of the Hall of Fame. He adds they look for people who are established in the community, have a track record (unintended pun), and remained active in their sport. This is the 16th year the

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Ellicottville Girl’s Getaway Weekend : June 1st -3rd, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

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

Vacation home without breaking the bank! Located in a well-maintained and well-managed mobile home park just 10 mins from the ski slopes. MLS#B1059119...$44,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409




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Surveyed village lot approved for a duplex or build a single family home on the lot. Great views to Holiday Valley slopes, walk into the village. MLS#B1096468…$125,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Meticulously crafted chalet features the finest finishings. 4 bedrooms/4 baths. Full kitchen on both levels. The perfect investment property! MLS#B494594…$789,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Chalet with plenty of room. Views of the slopes. Kitchen feat. hickory cabinets, prof gas stove, granite counters & butcher-block island. MLS#B1071894…$800,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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For those of you still in recovery mode from the epic “Winter Carnival Mardi Gras” weekend, please know you have my sincere sympathy. Never do I

remember a WCMG weekend with so many fun things to do. From Friday to Sunday, the Ellicottville snow scene was never more lively, never more action-packed, and never so fun-filled! And the night time scene? Well, I’ll admit the pubs and restaurants were in “Fall Festival” mode, but one can only marvel at the fantastic work performed by our dedicated servers. The food was great, the drinks were cold, and the service was quick, considering our fine establishments were “a bit hectic.” I hope all of you folks made a pile of tips – you

deserve them! And thanks to our persistent snow it looks like the party will go on indefinitely, right? With no end in sight to our blustery snowy weather, those who enjoy the “wearin’ of the green” better put on a few more layers March 17th! If you’ve been around Ellicottville long enough, you’ve seen January-like St. Patrick’s celebrations – just ask the gang at Madigan’s… So dear readers, I heartily recommend you make the best of this week of snow fun. We’re not quite done – but spring is in the air! Until next week… JZ-C

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. For Pick up just call Sherman at 716-912-8306. Collected this week 652 - Year to date 13,016

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

Views for miles with this wonderful building lot - 1 minute to the village! Ideal location for the ideal vacation home! MLS#B453633…$59,900 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234 ACROSS FROM HOLIMONT!

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

Howard Hanna Winter Collection Successful Coat Drive for Salamanca Youth

Slope views in this stunning 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – professionally decorated on 5 acres with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! MLS#B1016839…$499,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Lovingly maintained & fully furnished this 3/3 sits less than 2 miles from HV and close to State Land. Quick drive to the village! MLS#B487852…$329,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

Updated townhouse features granite counters and is furnished; has muchneeded extra family room. Across from chairlift & walk to village. MLS#B1038076…$279,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Glen Burn Trail’s newest bldg with 3 units. This unit is sold, end unit w/ att. gar., open layout & walking distance to the village. MLS#B1065420…$269,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Just mins from everything, this updated chalet offers 3 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen, cozy woodstove, quiet country rd, w/2 car garage & pond. MLS#B1098113…$279,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Enjoy the slope view from this clean 2 BR/ 2 BA townhouse in a popular subdivision that is an easy walk to the slopes or village. MLS#B1097296…$225,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Set atop a knoll with views of Holiday Valley in the distance, this chalet offers 5 acres, radiant floor heat, 3 BR, 2 BA. MLS#B1094504…$365,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Join the “chaletlier” community of Sun Up. Located in Ellicottville, walk to your favorite destinations. Quick drive to the slopes! MLS#B1021186…$65,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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Over the winter months Howard Hanna Real Estate Services partnered with The Villager Newspaper to announce a collection of new or gently used coats, hats and mittens for the Salamanca youth. The drop box located at the Howard Hanna office at 34 Washington Street in Ellicottville overflowed three times with generous donations throughout the season. The collection received over 100 donations. The Director of the Salamanca Youth Bureau, Sandra Bundage wrote in response to the overwhelming donation, “Thank you so much for your donation of the clothing to the City of Salamanca Youth Bureau. We are truly blessed to have such strong and dedicated partners in our efforts to help the children of Salamanca. Your thoughtfulness has made a difference.”

Hunter’s Education Class

Cattaraugus Co. Sheriff’s Office Offering Hunters’ Safety Courses in March

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a hunters’education class for the gun portion only on the following dates and time: Monday, March 26, 2018 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The class will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds Corporate Building, Little Valley. There is no charge for the

class. Participants must attend both days of instruction to receive a certificate. It is preferable that participants be at least 12 years of age. If a parent wants an 11-year-old to take the class, the parent must attend and sit with the child on both days. Class size will be limited to 35 students. Those attending must bring some form of identification such

as a driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.; and a pen or pencil. They may also bring snacks or something to drink. We will break for dinner. Pre-registration is required. Students need to register at Any questions, please contact the Sheriff’s Office or the Department of Environmental Conservation at (716) 3720645.

Town and Village Discussion

The Town and Village of Ellicottville invite you to participate in a discussion about Smart Growth. Please fill out our short survey that can be found at the Town and Village website, Facebook or on the Chamber of Commerce site. Plan to attend 1 or more public meetings to be held: Thursday, March 22nd at 6pm – Town Center. Saturday, March 24th at 10am – Town Center. Saturday, April 14th at 10am – Town Center

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Monroe St. Brick & Brew Local Restaurant Donates to ECS

Last June Steve Feldman from Ellicottville’s Monroe Street Brick and Brew offered the Ellicottville Central

School PTO the opportunity to earn some extra money for their organization. Monroe Street Brick and Brew created

cards that were handed out to PTO members and other people around the community. When these cards were presented at Brick & Brew 10% of the bill was donated to the Ellicottville Central School PTO. Over the course of a few months these cards collected $66 that would be donated the PTO. At the February PTO meeting Steve presented the ECS PTO with a check for $200. The PTO is so thankful to Steve and his business for helping support their organization. Monroe Street Brick and Brew is going to continue working to help the PTO and the Ellicottville Central School in other ways.  

Ellicottville Thanks ECS

The Town and the Village of Ellicottville would like to thank the Ellicottville Central School faculty and students for helping with the Survey that is going to all residents. We would like to convey a special Thank You to Erich Ploetz who was instrumental in coordinating the project. Thank you again!! Town and Village

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Olean Medical Group Introduces New Doctors to Ellicottville Office

Welcome to the community, Dr. Bill Cihak, Olean Medical Group Internist. Dr. Cihak (pronounced Chee-hok) has moved his residence to

from the entrance to Holiday Valley but right next door to the Ellicottville Pharmacy.   Also practicing with Dr. Cihak, is area native Ryann Illig Taylor, ANP-BC, a certified nurse practitioner in adult medicine. She and her family live just north of Ellicottville and we welcome her back.  Ryann had been practicing in the Buffalo area but her heart is here in our area where many family members still reside.  The two practitioners together have Ellicottville from Olean as of almost 35 years experience a month ago and has office in healthcare and they really hours at the OMG Ellicottville enjoy being in Ellicottville.  location at 6133 Route 219.   For an appointment, you The office is just blocks please call 716-699-4332. 

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ClayVenture is the theme of Cattaraugus County Arts . Council’s Spring Break art t camp scheduled for April y 2-6. Kids will get their hands t into the clay and explore e their creativity as they make l and glaze several hand- built projects over the 5-day art camp. In order to have materials for everyone, all students must be signedup beforehand, no drop-ins are allowed. Sign-up today by calling 716-372-7455 or online at www.myartscouncil.

net. The week-long camp is $55 per child for ages 4-7, $65 per child for ages 7-11, and includes all project supplies and firing of the clay objects. The classes are held at the CCAC studio, 100 West Main Street, Allegany, NY. New artists (ages 4-7 years) can join ClayVenture Monday through Friday from 9-10 a.m. Designed for budding artists, this week kids will get creative and even a little messy with clay. They will spend the first three days creating a fish

ornament, 2 square plates, and a small planter. The final days will be spent giving their creations a touch of color with glazing. All projects will be available for pick up two weeks after the class ends. The second daily ClayVenture class, starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m., is for young artists ages 7-11. Designed for older artists, this week of classes will give the kids a little more history and theory mixed in with their projects. They will focus on three different hand building methods to create a flower wall plaque, a set of 2 mugs, and 2 square plates. Each student will then give their creations life with colorful glazes. Their projects will be available for pick up two weeks after the class concludes. ClayVenture classes will be taught by Ardyth VanScoy, a Fine Arts graduate of St. Bonaventure. Ms. Van Scoy is also active in local theater groups both onstage as a performer and off stage creating scenery and costumes.

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This last weekend, Holiday Valley celebrated their Winter Carnival with the building of the infamous, Snowbar. This is a huge feature that people really seem to enjoy, whether having a brewski, getting taken to top, or just for a photo op. I recently The spoke with Dan Aldrich, a Daily Lunch Holiday Valley snowmaker, Specials! about the process of building Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2:00pm the Snowbar and what its 1/2 Off Apps & $3 Yuenglings; Fridays 3-6PM purpose is. (BES): How long does the build take? (DA): It takes two nights of New Bar Menu Served Fri. & Sat. • 2-8pm solid snowmaking and then


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two days of digging by the snow makers to carve and build. (BES): What does Snowbar typically involve? (DA): Serving beer for a good cause and having FUN! (BES): How long has Snowbar been going on? (DA): The first Snowbar started in 1987. (BES): WOW, 31 years ago and still a favorite! (BES): What is the purpose or idea behind Snowbar? (DA): It is a fundraiser for many local charities and Mercy Flight. (BES): So cool that they keep proceeds local!

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Meet the McAfees Twilight skiing and riding are right around the corner. Beginning March 19th, lifts will close at 4:30pm except for two lifts that will run until 7pm. This continues for the week, and on March 26th, lifts will close at 4:30pm until the end of the winter season. Saturday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day! - Be sure to check out the third and last of the season, Intense Milk Rail Jam at the base of Yodeler where the GIANT Intense Milk bottle will be featured. A lift pass and

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(BES): What makes Snowbar so unique and special? (DA): Snowbar has been bringing people together for years, for an end of the year party and for a great cause! Dan, thanks so much for taking the time to get back to me! I think it is truly awesome that this events benefits our local community and Mercy Flight, which works so hard to keep people safe! If you missed out on Snowbar this year, be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley!

helmet are required and a signed permission slip by guardian, if under 18 years old. Sunday, March 18th: Northwind Super-G: Are you ready to squeeze into your speed suit? Well this weekend is your chance to participate in the Northwind Super-G. To register, bring five dollars to the Training Center by Yodeler Lodge and sign up! Training runs will go from 9:30 to 10:30am, Rangers will race at 11:00am, and all other participants with race

starting at 12:30pm. Saturday, March 24th: The infamous Pond Skimming… Have you ever been pond skimming? Do you want to participate? Are you ready to ski or snowboard across an ice water filled pond? Are you going to get wet or will you make it across no problem? Registration begins at 11 am at Yodeler Lodge and event takes place around 1 pm. There is also plenty of room for spectators for this event! Come cheer on the hooligans who rip down the hill to skim across the frigid water. This a FREE event, with entertainment, barbecue, and a mini snow bar. This event wraps up our winter season, this is an event you don’t want to miss! For more information call 716.699.2345 or visit our website at www. and check out the Events and Activities calendar. Hope to see some new and familiar faces to round up a great 2017/2018 winter season!

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HoliMont Update A-Frame a Chalet – Not a Ski Turn

By Dan Balkin There is a reason for the popularity of the A – Frame design for ski chalets. It is one of the most reasonably priced ways to build a structure – and you never have to worry about the roof collapsing from heavy, wet snow. That just about exhausts my knowledge of the building trades, so let’s get back to skiing. The “A-Frame,” as pictured in the skier to the right, is a very common skiing error. Don’t despair, however, for most of us who are not named Mikaela Shiffrin have some quirks in our ski technique. As you can see, the skier to the right has formed an “A” with his legs. His right leg is angled far more than his left leg – and that has created the A-Frame. How does this happen? Can Amazon’s A.I. voice “Alexa” give us an answer? Let’s first do a test run on a non-skirelated topic. “Alexa, way back when I was young, single, nearly penniless, and driving a very unhip Chrysler K-car station wagon, would Pamela Anderson have dated me?” Alexa’s response: “I don’t

understand the question, please try again.” Anyway, this is why I don’t rely on Alexa to answer the really cosmic - or comic questions. That said, the answer to what causes skiers to A - Frame is really quite simple. Physics dictates that most of our weight shifts to our downhill ski during a turn, and this often leads us to edge and/or turn the downhill ski more than the less weighted uphill ski. In the photo to the right, The A-Framing skier has most of his weight on his downhill right ski – and that is also the ski he is edging far more. I can also tell from the position of his thighs that he is also using his right leg far more than his left leg to create his ski turn. The Solution: As we have noted, most parallel skiers are going to do a decent job edging and turning the more weighted downhill ski through the course of a ski turn. But - only by edging and turning both skis can we eliminate the A-Frame. Here are a few simple tips to get BOTH your skis edged and turning: #1) Let’s start with our feet and lower legs – the foundation of our ski turn.

As you make ski turns, imagine both your ski boots are filled with water. Then imagine that you want to have the water spill out of both boots at the same rate. Look at the skier to the left – notice how the shafts of his ski boots are tipped at the exact same angle. #2) Notice how the left skiers thighs are also apart. This is an indication that he is using and turning BOTH Legs to make his turn – not just his downhill leg. We have covered this terrain before: when someone makes a hockey stop on their skis, they SIMULTANEOUSLY twist / turn / rotate BOTH their legs. We also should do the same thing while making a ski turn, albeit in a slower and more progressive fashion. In other words, to quote the legendary Stowe Vt. ski instructor Dave Merriam, “Tip and Turn.” That really sums it up, for to make a ski turn without A-Framing, you need to both TIP your ski boots at an identical angle and SIMULTANEOUSLY TURN both legs in the direction you are turning. Alexa could not have said it better herself…

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The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is pleased to announce the full schedule for our “Summer at the Stone House” event series for 2018. Now in its eighth year, “Summer at the Stone House” is a series of lectures and musical programs covering a variety of local and regional topics that take place at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays from June through August. All programs are free and open to the public.

This summer’s programming will kick off Thursday, June 14, with a talk given by Sam Genco of Jamestown on the life of Alonso Samson. Samson was a Cattaraugus County native who spent considerable time aboard whaling ships in the 1850s and wrote a book about his life and adventures entitled “Three Times Around the World.” The full schedule is: 6/14- Sam Genco: “Alonzo Samson”, 6/28- Phillip Payne: “World War I”, 7/12Dave Ruch: “Traditional

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Healthwise: Super Omega Power

By Lilian D. Dirito, C.N.H.P. Certified Natural Health Professional Holistic Wellness & Essential Oils Coach

If you’ve ever looked into a diet, nutritional supplements, or simply improving your overall health, you’ve likely heard of about omega-three fatty acids. But how many people really know what these are, or what they can do for your health? Omega 3s are simply a different type of fat than what you’re used to – these are healthy fats. While that claim may seem impossible at first glance, it’s the truth. Without a certain level of healthy fats, you’re at risk for heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and even depression. While omega 3s won’t cure the aforementioned health problems, they may help decrease your risk. Omega-3s also play a part in balancing out your diet. Americans typically have a diet that’s extremely high in omega-6 fatty acids. While these are another essential fat, having too much omega 6 in your diet creates much more acid in your body than usual. Omega 3s are great at counteracting that acid production. Omega-3s have also been proven through clinical research to be essential for brain functions, like memory, and behavioral functions. It’s even been proven that


Cont. From Cover 7,700 square foot building had allowed the hotel to deteriorate and fall behind on taxes. Eventually they abandoned it. The County foreclosed on the property and sold it to Mr. Studd at a tax sale in May of 2016. Since then he has begun to completely gut the building and fully restore it. Eighteen hydraulic jacks were placed under the building. It took much more force to lift the building than Mr. Studd had anticipated. Judging by the amount of force it took to elevate it, the contractor estimated the building weighed about 220 tons. A new foundation and full basement was built and the building lowered back down on it. Mr. Studd is seeking sales tax abatement for an adaptive reuse project to continue to renovate the former hotel. He plans to operate the business as a full service restaurant. There are large rooms on the

ECS Cont. From Cover issued from BOCES. It will produce savings for both local and long distance dialing. There may be an increase in revenue coming from local property tax. The Wingate Hotel’s PIOLT (payment in lieu of tax) will be coming to the end of its ten-year term. This means the property will be going back on the tax rolls. Just how much of those tax dollars will be directed to the

infants who don’t get enough of these essential fats in their early diets and develop vision and nerve problems. Essential Fatty Acids EFAs are the fatty acids your body can not produce and that must be provided through the diet. The two main EFAs are Omega 3 and Omega 6, but the most important and healthy ones are Omega 3. They are so important for eye health, they help to lubricate and nourish the cornea and the eye in general. Getting more Omega 3 fatty acids into your body will transform the way your body feels  and acts, specially when it comes to one’s vision. The highest concentration of Omega-3 DHA fatty acids is in the delicate photoreceptors of the eye. AS Omega-3 levels get lower in the body, the eyes are the first to be affected. Good sources of Omega 3 are salmon fish, walnuts, seeds, fish oil, flax seed oil, krill oil.  Omega 3 are also a crucial nutrient form the brain, they help with memory, learning, thinking and to calm the brain when there is too much activity in certain areas that produce hyperactivity and behavioral issues, specially in children. “Several studies suggest that people suffering symptoms of depression and/ or anxiety see improvement after adding an omega-3 supplement to their routine, even in double-blinded, randomized, controlled trials. (29, 30, 31, 32, 33) At least one study comparing a common depression medication found omega-3 supplements to be just as effective in combating depression symptoms. (34)”.  //
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your diet, there are a few symptoms to watch out for. If you have chronic fatigue, poor memory, attention to learning problems, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings, depression, or poor circulation, these could all be signs of low omega 3 levels in your blood. You’ll want to consult with a health professional before deciding that low omega-3s is the cause of the aforementioned problems. Omega-3 supplents are a great step to take in upping your overall health along with a diet rich on this nutrient as mentioned above. Supplements usually come in the form of fish oil capsules, liquid or chewable ones. The Omega 3 chewable are great for children. Look for a formula that has the most pure and free of heavy metals  and has the right EPA and DHA ratios, also that they taste great for children to love! These supplements have directions for dosages, whether they need to be taken with food, and other pertinent information to ensuring that you get the most out of your supplements. For more information please call Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville at 716-6994372.   E-mail:  The information found on this article is for educational purposes only to empower people with knowledge to take care of their own health. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. We disclaim any liability if the reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/ herself or another. Sources: Nature’s Sunshine Blog. The Outback Vision Protocol Fast Start Guide. /draxe. com/omega-3-benefits-plustop-10-omega-3-foods-list/

second floor and apartments on the third. The new owner said one of the second floor rooms is large enough to be a dance hall and he might consider that use. He also said he would recondition one of the apartments and move into it. Once completed the restaurant will employ about 15 people. The project has already received a grant from the state in the amount of $450,000 for restoring a historic property. Mr. Wiktor said he had been by the property and said there was “tremendous amount of life and activity.” Wiktor added through the adaptive reuse the hotel the parcel will be placed back on the tax rolls, will create roughly 20 new jobs, and represented a “win win on many fronts.” The Board approved a Resolution to hold a public hearing on the project and passed a preliminary SEQR resolution. The CCIDA Board considered a Resolution to sell a half acre parcel to the Village of Cattaraugus. The property has been owned by the CCIDA for some time. It is the location of the former

train station for the Village. The Agency took ownership of the parcel as part of a railroad track purchase it made years ago. The Village plans to build a Senior Center on the property. The sale price was $1 plus expenses related to the sale. Mr. Wiktor said the only expense was $700 for the appraisal. The Director gave a project update on Sunny Olean LLC. The $1.5 million project calls for the complete renovation of the building at 110-116 West State Street. The plan is to stabilize the buildings, construct a ground floor café, retail spaces and refurbish the apartments on the upper floors. Wiktor said the enterprise is “desperately needed to create density in the city, to not only attract new residents, but to compliment the retail market that occupies North Union Street.” He noted the project is just around the corner from the long empty Manny Hanny building. The developer has been using many local contractors and suppliers for the work. The first tenants in the building are expected to move in mid-summer.

school is hard to predict. In going over the tentative $12,753,502 budget, the board expressed frustration over the budget process. It was summed up by Superintendent Bob Miller, who said, “Where else do you build your budget before you know what you are going to get?” He added he wished the state could give the board a formula for predicting future revenues. Another board member said he had trouble believing he future numbers the state provides. In his final review of the preliminary budget the Superintendent said the

board “doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room.” He noted minimum wage keeps going up and that he is aware of a McDonalds in the area that is paying up to $11.75 per hour. He said that makes it difficult to find good minimum wage workers. The board will review the budget and make suggestions for changes in account allocations. Mr. Miller said they have little control over increases in budget items, but urged the board to “sharpen their pencils.” There will be another budget work session next month.

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Polynomial Pale Ale in cans for retail sales. There’s space available in the same room for even more beer storage tanks, which will be installed for additional production. “We’re going to add two, 45 barrel fermenting tanks and another 45-barrel brite tank, sometime late this year or possibly next year.” Beattie said the beer stays in the fermenting tank anywhere from ten to sixteen days, with the entire brew process taking sixteen to 21 days, from start to finish. Currently, the building which houses Four Mile Brewing meets the company’s needs. Buildings located behind the main brewery are already being used. “Eventually we will grow out of this building and move next door.” Beattie said this will occur during the “next layer” of expansion. Their main goal, according to Beattie, is to be a production brewery. No changes are being planned for the Tap Room. “We love the Tap Room, it’s a vital part of our business; it’s awesome

that we have it. But the expansion is for production.” As for the canning operation, Beattie says sales are going great in the local market. “We’re in all the local stores.” Two local distributors, Sanzo Beverage and Certo Brothers, extend the Four Mile range well beyond the immediate Olean area. “The demand is there in the Erie County and Niagara market. They constantly want more.” Beattie says their flagship beer, Allegheny IPA, “is growing at a very nice rate. We’re way up from last year to this year. And our rotating hop series, Polynomial Pale Ale, is the fastest growing beer in our portfolio. It’s a unique way for people to try to get the same base beer, but to also experience the changes that hops provide in the flavor profile.” Visitor traffic at the Olean brewery is also growing, from across New York State and also Pennsylvania. According to Beattie, “The future of Four Mile Brewing is bright.”

what appears to be multiple jurisdictions for approving the balcony. Mayor Burrell said he had spoken to Nancy Rogan, chair of the Planning Board, who said the Village Board must approve changes in the Historic District. Mr. Tiller said he had worked with the Village and the DOT for rebuilding the deck on the Brickstone Suites building on the corner of Martha and Washington. Mr. Cappelli said he wanted to make sure the decision was made legally so the new deck would not be declared illegal after it is built. The Mayor pointed out the Village has worked on sidewalks on the DOT right-of-way before with no problems. Village Attorney Kathleen Moriarty pointed out the DOT doesn’t own the right-of-way. A right-of-way is an easement, not ownership. Ownership comes with a deed. Ultimately it was determined the Village Board is the correct authority to approve the deck. A motion was made to approve the balcony to be built over the sidewalk in front of Madigan’s with the condition that it receives proper approval from the relevant agencies. The motion passed. Outside Attorneys Trustee Cappelli brought up his objection to consulting

outside attorneys regarding legal or zoning questions. He again voiced his concern with the Mayor consulting an outside attorney regarding the renovations at 23 Washington last summer. Regarding the Madigan’s deck, he said they had received a two to threepage letter from Attorney Spitzer that he felt the Village Attorney could have produced. Attorney Moriarty said she had resigned from the Zoning Board due to a “perceived of conflict of interest.” Mr. Burrell said that was why the Board had hired Mr. Spitzer’s firm of Hodgson Russ. He added Kelly Fredrickson has approached both Hodgson Russ and Ms. Moriarty with questions occasionally. Cappelli said with the Village’s limited tax base, the Governor’s 2% tax cap, and more complex situations coming before the Board, the Village could not afford to be “free and easy” in utilizing outside consolers “who don’t give answers.” “I’m trying to rein that in,” he said. Mayor Burrell opened the public hearing for Local Law #1 of 2108. Survey The Mayor asked Greg Cappelli to comment on the See BOARD page 8

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w walkway will be constructed . over the one story extension , of the back of the building. n The walkway will extend y across the roof to stairway d to the ground. All that will r serve as the fire escape for l the apartment. Because the 3 structure is in the Historical l Overlay District the Planning h Board must determine if g the plans alter the historic e character of the edifice. They d noted a single window is being changed to a door, but a there was no change to the g overall visual character of the g area. The Board determined s the application is a Type I . Action SEQR. The board n made a combined motion , to approve the site plan, the architectural review, and the . e historical district review. All . of which passed. Also the s board declared a negative f SEQR finding, that is no e environmental impact. By , this time the applicant had t entered the meeting stating e a communication mix-up for s her being late. The board y informed her the application h had been approved. 27 Adams t t The board considered the r application for construction of a single family home at 27 n Adams Street. At the public y hearing in February the - board had requested changes / :   n l r Cont. From Cover o . aexplain their plans. Some of ythe work has already started. yTwo more tanks were added sto the platform, boosting beer ,production for canning and /kegs. Beattie says, “We’ve :added a 30 barrel fermenting etank, the first stop where lyeast converts the sugar into .alcohol, and a 30 barrel brite -tank, which helps clear the beer before being packaged into kegs or cans.” Beattie said consumer .demand for the cans is on pthe rise, since canning began aback in October. “Currently, twe’ve been doing about 500 ecases every three to five rweeks. We added another e30 barrel fermenting tank, dallowing us to do about 900 dcases every three to four 0weeks. So we will shorten the timeframe down. This twill also help us provide The .more draft beer.” sbrewery currently distributes nits Allegheny IPA and 6 n , , e . Cont. From Cover s Deck for Madigan’s e y In business from the floor, o the Aaron Tiller presented t plans for an outside deck to n be built over the sidewalk in t front of Madigan’s. The new m deck on the front would wrap y around the front side of the r building and connect to the l existing stairs along Marshall r Alley. The open deck and n bar area at the rear of the o building would be extended out to Milk’s Alley and cover the dumpster. The state DOT has control over the sidewalks in the Village. Mr. Tiller said the DOT allows the Village to control “face to face” (the exteriors of buildings) but would not give written approval for the deck over the sidewalk The Mayor said he had talked to Village Planner Gary Palumbo and Zoning Attorney Daniel Spitzer about the deck. Mr. Palumbo indicated the plans would need several steps to complete. The Planning Board must approve any changes in the Historical District, and the Zoning Board must issue a special use permit for outside dining. This brought up a discussion over

in front of another board explaining again the plans for adding a deck over the sidewalk at Madigan’s at 30 Washington. Village Planner Palumbo said the project will need a site plan review, an architectural design review, a special use permit (because of the outdoor dining) and a historical district review. Then it will have to get past the DOT. Mr. Teller said he had called the DOT trying to find a procedure for approval. The DOT maintains the rightof-way on the sidewalks. Teller said the DOT doesn’t like to approve anything that goes into their right-of-way. The engineer said it could be that providing the state agency with a certificate of occupancy and a use permit will be enough for the DOT’s permission. That has yet to be determined. It was determined the Planning Board should be the lead agency for the application. Chair Rogan said the same situation had evolved last year with the renovation of 23 Washington. Dan Spitzer, the Planning Board Attorney, had provided language which the DOT might have approved. However the applicant withdrew the application for the proposed deck over the sidewalk, before the state made a determination. The board said that language might work for Madigan’s. The board went on to consider changes in the zoning laws.

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in the site plan to correct the drainage. The planned home includes two exterior lock-out room which require a special use permit. Village Planner Gary Palumbo reported the plans had been reviewed by Nick Dobmeier, the Village Engineer, who issued a punch list of changes for the plans. He did approve the changes to the drainage. The board determined the application is a Type II SEQR and did not need to be referred to the county. A motion was made to approve the special use permit with the conditions outlined by the Planner. 30 Washington Aaron Teller (having a busy week) was present to address the board in considering a project at 30 Washington Street. The exterior renovations needed an architectural design review, and a historical standards review. Part of the plan calls for remodeling the front of the Bike and Bean restaurant and bike shop to make it look more like the rest of the building. A door that had been moved from its original position will be restored to the old location. The board found the changes are consistent with established historical standards, and character of the building is not being changed. A motion was made to approve the plans which passed. Madigan’s Deck Mr. Teller found himself

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Community Calender March 2nd - 30th Whitewater Rafting Season Begins The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens in March with the spring runoff and lasts until late May or early June as the water level becomes too low. The best white water action can normally be had from right now through April, depending of course on the amount of rainfall. May, as the water level begins to recede, can generally be counted on to provide the more scenic, warmer and serene trips. May showers, however, can bring about a sudden rise in water levels. Reservations are required. You can also check out their websites or www. March 17th & 18th Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2018 What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 22nd Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 17-18 and March 24-25, 2018 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. Admission is FREE! Maple weekends take place regardless of the weather, so please dress accordingly for your visit.

This event will be held at the Participating Maple Producers Throughout Cattaraugus County and Western New York, NY March 17th Free Movies at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater On Saturday, March 17h, enjoy 2 free movies being shown at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater! At 2pm, Disney’s “Coco” will be playing, following by “Murder on the Orient Express” at 7pm. Kids receive Free popcorn and water at this showing, courtesy of Kiwanis Club. For more information on this event please visit movies March 18th Friends of Good Music presents Fire and Grace Friends of Good Music presents “Fire and Grace: Virtuoso Violin meets Celtic Guitar”. Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga has established himself as one of North America’s most versatile violinists. Grammy award winning guitarist William Coulter has been performing and recording traditional and classical music for more than 25 years. For more information on this event please visit

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survey the Board is asking Village and Town residents and visitors to take. Mr. Cappelli said the survey with a cover letter has been sent to every resident of Ellicottville. He said posters regarding the surveys and meetings are in most businesses in town. He urged all residents to fill out


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awards have been presented. But there are some local athletes that have been honored in the past. Jillian Vogtli, who finished 11th in women’s moguls at the 2006 Torino Olympics is a member of the Hall of Fame. She skied on the Holiday Valley ski team. Richard Edmunds rowed for the US at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and is an inductee. He is currently a resident of Delevan. In choosing candidates, the committee tries to pick a resident from each school district or community. This year’s group of inductees includes Wally Holland from Ellicottville, as well as Mike Wilber (Allegany-Limestone), Todd Conley (Randolph), Steve Brundage (Salamanca), Chuck Struble (Hinsdale), Jana Landahl (Pioneer), James Hebdon (West Valley), Dave Waugh (Portville,

the survey either from the mailing or on the Village’s website. The first of the community meetings will be at Town Center at 6pm on March 22. There are several grants the Town and Village plan to apply for that range from $5 to $20 million. Cappelli said they are hoping the meetings will result in a clear mandate from the community which will help with the grant applications. Repeal of Peak Water

Rates The public hearing for Local Law #1 for 2018 was closed. The law amends Local Law #3 from 2011 “A Local Law in Regard to Local Sewer Use Law.” The new law will discontinue the peak demand rates from the 2011 law. That law had established higher water rates during high demand periods of the year, January, February and March. A motion to approve Local Law #1 for 2018 passed.

posthumously), Dick Stitzel (Gowanda), Bob Ring (Olean), Harley Butler (Franklinville), Tim Miller (CattaraugusLittle Valley), William Delity (Ellicottville, posthumously), Adam Delity (Ellicottville). Mr. Benton says, “We chose Wally Holland because he has done so much for soccer in Ellicottville.” Soccer has been an important part of Wally Holland’s life since he was a young boy growing up in England. He recalls his family being evacuated during the blitz of London. So lean were those war years, he and his friends had to play soccer with a tennis ball on a cement schoolyard. After the war, he supported himself with various jobs and played as an amateur on the Manchester City team. Eventually, Holland wound up working for a cruise line in South Africa. Cunard cruise lines had just completed work on Princess, the ship known as the “Love Boat”. It became famous as the boat featured on the TV show of the same

name. “Countess” was its twin, and Mr. Holland served on it, working as a waiter in the First-Class Dining Room. In 1977 he met and married his American born wife; Kathleen Goolin. They had two sons Wally Jr. and Philippe and in 1989 moved to the US. A while later the family moved to Ellicottville. At that time soccer in Ellicottville was in its early stages. The Referee credits the brothers Joe and Adam Delity with “creating what we have here (in soccer).” He says, “Joe Delity should be given more acclaim.” With two boys entering the school system, Holland started refereeing in 1991, and now referees games across the state. Mr. Holland is officially recognized as the oldest soccer referee in at least New York State and possibly the country. Looking back on his life, Holland says, “I’ve been very lucky”. Asked how he feels about the growth of soccer as a sport, he replies, “It’s a wonderful thing that has happened.”

Beat on the Street: What was Your Favorite Thing About this Ski Season? By Chad Neal The ski season is unofficially over, as Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley and Mardi Gras Celebration in Ellicottville mark the end of winter. Spring is in our crosshairs, but there is still a lot of snow on the slopes. The ski season came in and the new and usual visitors started filing in and enjoying the outdoor winter sports and the indoor dining and nightlife. The next season which is known as “mud season” is a big difference from the winter, but it lets Ellicottville regroup and prepare for the summer season, which shows plenty of fun for visitors and locals as well. The amount of festivals allows for plenty of time to enjoy the warm months and the weekends are full of fun and entertainment. The ski season is the most popular season Ellicottville has and the memories made with family and friends are unforgettable. What was your favorite thing about this past ski season?

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