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Volume 13 ~ Issue 13

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Safety Training Program at HV Young Adult Ski Patrollers Demonstrate & Learn New Skills

Pond Skimming This Saturday

Holiday Valley’s Spring Pond Skimming Party March 24, 2018

36 Washington St. ~ 699-4455 DJ COBRA CON & DJ SWIFT Fri. Mar. 23 & Sat. Mar 24, 10PM

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BLACK WIDOW Friday, March 23rd, 7PM

BLEEDING HEARTS Saturday, March 24th, 6PM

Three Young Adult Ski Patrollers tend to an “injured” skier during a clinic at the Young Adult Patrollers Program by the National Ski Patrol. (left to right) Bruce Ferguson, Matt McElligott (victim), Nikki Martello (back to camera) and Lauren Porter.

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Saturday, March 24th, 8PM

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3 EASY PIECES Friday, March 23rd, 9PM

WASTED WHISKEY Saturday, March 24th, 9PM tHE hICK uPS

Tuesday, March 27th, 7PM

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Story and Photo By John Thomas professionals whose job it is to Staff Writer keep the slopes safe and provide emergency services to skiers and It goes without saying that skiing riders who are having a bad day. and snowboarding are inherently The National Ski Patrol has been dangerous sports. And yet each providing mountain safety and year millions of new fans take rescue services since 1938. You up one of the two. Fortunately, there is a group of dedicated See “PATROL” Page 6

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch; it’s a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11am this Saturday March 24th, and it’s free. Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1pm and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash. All participants get a one day pool pass for the Holiday Valley summer pool complex. Music, mini-snowbar with margaritas and beer specials, barbeque! For more information on this event please visit http://www.

Jim Barker Championship

EVL Cheese To Close Doors

HoliMont’s Member Racing Event Honors Late Coordinator By Chad Neal

HoliMont’s end of the season Jim Barker Memorial Club Championship is this Saturday March 24th starting at 10am. The annual race is for club members and families to race together against coaches and family members alike. Travis Widger, 32, the race coordinator at HoliMont since 201112 told The Villager that the annual event is a family affair. “It’s a family race for the entire club!” Jim Barker was a long time member and avid See “BARKER” Page 7

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Annual RV Show... Pg. 3

RV Show at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino See hundreds of new and used RVs at this annual show March 30-April 2. There will be travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and motorhomes! Save thousands on the RV of your dreams!  Low interest rates & easy financing, plus thousands of parts and accessories on sale!....

Tourism Priority... Pg. 3

Allegany National Forest Open Up 12.5 Mile of Tracey Ridge for MTN Biking

The Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, the official Destination Marketing Organization for McKean County, Pennsylvania, recommends the 2017- Decision Notice for the Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trails and Forest Plan Amendment Project move forward to allow mountain biking on the 12.5-mile section of the Tracy Ridge Trail, and not be withdrawn as announced Jan. 26, 2018.....

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

Jim Barker and his daughters (Sara back row; Allie front left; Melissa front right) standing in front of their Woods condo in Ellicottville in 1988 ready for another beautiful spring ski day at HoliMont.

Store to Close April 14; Shifting Full Attention to Flagship Store

By Jeanine Zimmer Sarah Bradley of the EVL Cheese Company in Ellicottville, NY, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Operations at the Cuba Cheese Shoppe in Cuba, NY. Bradley will be shifting her full focus on the flagship store and taking over most of its operations. The Cuba Cheese Shoppe ships out packages nationally and they also supply over 250 stores in the Western

Skiing: Life Transformation Man Attributes Holiday Valley to Rehabilitation By Kerra Trivieri

It is not every day that you hear an inspiring story from a local Western New Yorker that, quite literally, hits close to home. Jon Wolsky, a native of North Dakota, has lived a very busy and successful life in his 52 years and wanted to share his story with the Ellicottville community. Wolsky has bounced around the country Jon Wolsky and His from his high school Daughter days in Minnesota to attending culinary school at The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts - and spent many years working copious catering events, including political events in Columbia, South Carolina. Additionally, he moved to New York in 2000 and has worked as the Executive Chef at St. Bonaventure. With his wife Debbie - whom he met in culinary school - he has parented eight children and fostered several others. It may seem that Wolsky has had it all See “SKI” Page 7

NY and Northern PA regions. Bradley opened EVL Cheese Shop at 5 Washington Street in 2013. The family company dates back to the Cuba Cheese legacy that started 1871 with a large 3-story building where Hosea Ackerly and Daniel Sill stored blocks of cheese. They used ice from nearby Cuba Lake to provide refrigeration. See “CHEESE” Page 7

Mardi Gras a Success

Parade & Great Skiing Bring Record Crowds

No one recorded an official tally of the parade watchers, but even the most casual observer would have said the gallery was the largest in years.

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

This year’s Mardi Gras Parade was enjoyed by the huge crowd that gathered along Washington Street. The amazing weather-prophet rodent, Punxsutawney Phil was Grand Marshall sponsored by The Villager Newspaper. This year the See “RECAP” Page 6

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

Page 2 ~ The Villager ~ March 22 - 28, 2018

Publisher’s Word “Spring into Spring!”



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What a difference a week makes! We’ve gone from super cold and snowy to reasonably mild weather in a matter of days. I, for one, am totally in favor of the change in temperature and sunshine levels. But fear not, winter enthusiasts! Spring skiing and boarding is an event unto itself. There’s nothing better than hanging with your friends on the Yodeler or Expo sundeck, munching on something grilled and


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drinking something cold and frosty. Then you make a couple of runs, (make good turns, now – people are watching you!), and back to the deck for more fun in the sun! These final couple weeks of skiing are the bomb… So, dear readers, a healthy dose of spring fever is the sure cure to warm your bones after such a long winter. Here’s to the big thaw! Until next week… JZ-C

Happy Birthday

Brooks LeFeber ...... Mar. 22nd • Dana Whitcomb ...... Mar. 22nd Elaine Moritz Nickoli ...... Mar. 24th • Bobby Militello ....... Mar. 25th Carol Thomas ........ March 26th • Kathy Weinstein ........ March 29th Levi Swanson ........ March 29th • Nicole Murphy ........April 1st MaryAnn Bianco ........ April 3rd • Elizabeth Lowes ........ April 6th

Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

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This Timberpeg chalet boasts 5 BR/ 4.5 BA, prof kitchen, multiple fireplaces, master suite, attached garage and barn. MLS#B1098427…$695,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

Custom designed 4 bdr/2.5 bath village home. Open kitchen/ dining/living clean lines & the utmost attention to detail. MLS#B1006733…$669,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234




Luxury living, ideal location! Walking distance to Village. 3/2.1 w/ private master suite and fully furn. to make moving in a breeze! MLS#B1101010…$299,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

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

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




Village Park is across the street, walk to library, legion & downtown. Great location for second home! MLS#B491404…$79,000 Cathy Pritchard: 716-983-4234

With all of its character intact and loads of potential, on one of the nicest village streets, neat as a pin, 4 BR, 1.5 BA, update to your liking! MLS#B1095097…$299,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

4 BR/ 2.5 BA living level entry townhouse w 1760 sf, gas FP, directly across from HoliMont and an easy walk to village. MLS#B492414…$249,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769




Slope views in this 5 BR/ 3.5 BA chalet – living and family rm, 2 FP, huge open kitchen, on 5 acres with pond, with Finger Lakes trail above! MLS#B1016839…$499,000 Amy DeTine: 716-583-3769

3 bdr/3 bath on 5+acres, timber accents, reclaimed wd, radiant floor heat, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan! MLS#B1088441…$409,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

Affordable home just outside village. 3 bdr/1 bath with garage & basement. Easy to update. Nice yard. MLS#B1104128…$179,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-840




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

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

After many years of successful operation this local EVL favorite is ready to pass the torch. Continue the current business or bring new ideas! MLS#B1075424…$224,000 Melanie Pritchard: 716-480-8409

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 669 - Year to date 13,685

Howard Hanna Winter Collection 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!

Message From the Village Smart Growth Survey Still Being Accepted

Town and Village Residents: Village Mayor John Burrell would like residents to know the due date printed on the mailed Smart Growth Survey

was incorrect. Printed surveys are still being accepted at the Village Office and anybody can fill out the survey online at The

first of the public forums to discuss the results of the survey will be at Town Center, 28 Parkside Dr. at 6pm, March 22.

CCIDA Correction “In the Fall of 2017, Mr. Studd was awarded a NYS grant to assist his project, in the amount of $159,000, not $450,000. The amount of $450,000 represents an estimated project cost of the overall project”.

Bach’s Lunch in Olean & EVL S. Tier Symphony Offers Two Free Concerts March 27

The Southern Tier Symphony, under the direction of Mr. Joe Gervase, will present its ninth annual ‘Bach’s Lunch’ in two concerts on Tuesday, March 27th. The identical concerts will be open to the public at noon in Olean in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and repeated in Ellicottville at 2pm in Holy Name of Mary R. C. Church. The concerts are open to the public with no tickets required (a free will offering is taken to assist with costs). The play on words in the title refers to ‘food for the soul’ in the form of the music that

is presented…. This year’s ‘menu’ includes: Passacaglia (G.F. Handel), Symphony in B-flat major, ‘Mannheim No. 3’(Johann Stamitz), Divertimento in D major, K136 (Amadeaus Mozart), Nocturne from Quartet #2 (Alexander Borodin) and Toccata from Symphony # 5 (Charles-Marie Widor). Following the concert at Holy Name of Mary Church will be a dessert reception in the church hall that catered by Dina’s. The conductor, Mr. Gervase, is originally from Hamburg, NY and is well known in

the southern tier region. He is currently serving as the middle and high school band director at Springville-Griffith Institute in Springville, NY. Previous WNY conducting experiences have included Houghton Wind Ensemble, Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band(Ohio). He served as conductor of the pit orchestra for Les Miserables (Olean) and taught/conducted for seven years in the Olean City School District. He, his wife and daughter, Nicolina reside in Boston, NY.

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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A Special Thank You to Dan Buchanan and the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol for their donation of time, money and food collected for our food pantry during Mardi Gras Weekend. Words cannot express our appreciation for everything you did. Thanks Community Food Pantry

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Portville- Gary W. Woodhead, of 9 Temple Street, Portville, passed away Sunday (March 11, 2018) at Strong Memorial sHospital in Rochester, after a flong courageous battle with nlymphoma. t Born February 16, 1954 in Olean, he was the son of Wayne and Doris Rixon Woodhead. On July 19, 1980, he married Emily Harrison,

who survives. Gary was a graduate of Portville Central School, Class of 1972. After graduating, he worked with his dad delivering milk for Hydrol Dairy. Later, Gary worked at Wheeling Corrugated Steel for several years before working at United Parcel Service. He worked there for 29 years, and was the Union Steward retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Portville Presbyterian Church and served as the Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Portville. He enjoyed playing euchre and listening to the Beatles. Gary loved all sports especially the Buffalo Bills and the Boston Celtics. During his retirement, he enjoyed remodeling houses for his children and spending time with his children and grandchildren at Cuba Lake. He will be remembered as a

hardworking, reliable, honest man that was incredibly proud of his children. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children Carly (Josh) Painter, Alex (Nicole) Woodhead, and Kristin (Nick Walsh) Woodhead all of Portville, and Elizabeth (Brad Chaffee) Woodhead of Olean; two sisters Gloria (John) Faulkner or Portville, and Gail (Ray) Carapellatti of Lakeland, FL.; his grandchildren Neleha, and Drake Wiedemann, Avery and Oliver Woodhead, and Evelyn Painter; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 51 So. Main Street, Portville, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday (March 16, 2018) at 11am at the funeral home.

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increase visitation to the Tracy Ridge Campground and other nearby lodging and amenities. Locally, the ANF’s recreation attractions contribute to the $455 million in tourism spending annually within the fourcounty regional economy, supporting 3,486 jobs in the tourism industry. For too long, other priorities have moved in front of recreation in the Allegheny National Forest.  It is time to bring recreation into focus and recognize its ability to help bolster our declining rural economy.  Our agency strongly recommends that the Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trail Project move forward and not be tabled.  The time to act is now. Finalize the agreement with the biking association, undertake whatever further steps are necessary for an environmental review, and open the 12.5-miles of trail for mountain biking and hiking.


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Holiday Valley Update Bonus Weekend: Tubing Open this Weekend

The snow is just too good to call it quits! Holiday Valley Tubing Company will be open one more weekend. The tubing park is located at corner of Route 242 and Bryant Hill Road, just four miles from Holiday Valley, is fun for everyone; sit down, hang on, and experience the thrill of some winter fun! The Tubing Company is open this weekend, Friday 4:30pm to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 6pm.

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Although this week marked the first day of spring, don’t let that fool you. The slopes are still looking great from all the recent snowfall, the best we’ve seen in years! Twilight skiing began this week, with eight lifts open during the day and two lifts open until 7pm until Sunday, March 25th, and beginning next week we will be open until 4:30pm.


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GOACC Brings You StrOlean 3 Times in 2018 OLEAN — Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce held its first ever StrOlean August 2017.  This new event was defined as an event to be held in downtown Olean; event goers were able to saunter, amble, wander, walk North Union Street; and able to enjoy food, music, fine arts, classic cars and fun for all ages.  The first StrOlean was a huge success with more than 70 organizations uptown selling or organizing an event.  The Chamber’s Events Committee recently met and will host three StrOleans in 2018 all Fridays, June 8, August 17 and October 26.  “We are encouraging businesses, non-profits and school groups to start now and plan to participate in one or all StrOlean,” stated Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO.  There are several ways for one to participate at StrOlean, which can be fundraisers too!  POPUP MARKET: If your business is a brick and mortar store, GOACC would

like for you to host an event outside your store, host sales/ info table inside/outside your store, or if you are a restaurant, we would like you to vend outside your store. As an existing storefront, there will be no fee to participate, but the Chamber would like you to fill out the application.  For those wishing to vend on North Union/State Streets, the Pop Up Market will include arts & crafts, artisans, catalog/ home party, farm market stands, artwork, jewelry and more!  EVENT ORGANIZER: Is your organization looking for a fundraiser event?   GOACC is also encouraging organizations to come on down and create an event that would benefit their organization.   StrOlean would love to have organizations host events during the day such as: a planned Walk, Story Time, a tasting station, a sport demonstrations, 5K/1K Fun Run, outside fitness class, strolling chorus, children’s activities, and a bunch other

ideas. There would be no charge to run the event. The event would be included in the overall promotion, poster, Facebook, etc. However, GOACC still suggest they do some small promotion on their separate event and market to their captive audience. For the August 2017 StrOlean, events included tire flipping competition, an outside yoga class, story time, roller derby with a track for bouts at the Olean Center Mall parking lot, a make and take craft class, a car show, Battle of the Lips, a planned walk, and a witty scavenger hunt.  FOOD SPOT: GOACC is encouraging food vendors to come and serve up some food. There is an application for those businesses wishing to open a Food spot during the StrOlean Fest.  An existing restaurant will still need to fill out the food application.  For more information or registration forms, please call GOACC at 716-372-4433 or email

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HoliMont Update Diamond Stones are a Girl’s Best Friend

By Dan Balkin

And a guy’s best friend too. We’re not talking about real sparklers that the Kardashians flash around. No – these diamonds are synthetic – and, to my eyes, much more beautiful and useful. But first a little digression… Last spring, I was spring skiing with my family at Maine’s magnificent Sugarloaf Ski Resort. I know I’m in the minority on this one, but I would just as soon ski in New England as go out West. Sugarloaf’s 2,800 ft. vertical drop and sublimely steep upper pitches can hold my attention – and, as an added bonus, Sugarloaf is open well into MAY – what’s not to like? Speaking of the great state of Maine, there is an old saying about how the term Yankee is defined: In Europe, any American is a Yankee; in the American South, a Northerner is a Yankee; in the North, osomeone from New England eis a Yankee; in New England, nsomeone from Maine is a ,Yankee; and in Maine, they ,say someone who eats apple opie for breakfast is a Yankee. rWell – we have a real live oYankee at HoliMont – a race coach and degreed engineer 7named Steve Dunlap. Steve, dbeing a ski fanatic and noriginally a native of Maine, ,was also at Sugarloaf with his rfamily last spring. Steve is r d , d r

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a former Nor-Am Downhill racer, which means he raced at the highest level in North America below the World Cup. Translation: He is a great skier. While at Sugarloaf, our families went out to dinner together a few nights. Racers are always the best source of info about tuning skis, so during our table chit-chat I asked a lot of questions and listened intently. Sometimes, something happens in life that confirms your best suspicions. I was delighted to learn that my belief in the merits of using diamond stones to maintain a sharp hone on your ski edges was confirmed by Steve. Here is a very brief overview: #1) You need not constantly file your skis to maintain a sharp edge. If you have sharp edges to begin with, regular maintenance with a “diamond stone” will keep your edges in tip-top shape. For my money, the Moonflex Diamond Stone works great – Steve agreed. #2) Diamond stones come in a variety of grits – just like sandpaper. The black diamond stone in the photo is the most gritty. This black diamond stone is excellent for repairing rock damage on your edge or doing a very quick edge “refresh.” Because Steve maintains four pairs of skis – his own, his wife’s, and his two daughters

(who I could barely keep up with at Sugarloaf) – he often uses the black diamond stone to quickly hone the edges on his family’s skis. #3) At a minimum, you need the three tools shown in the photo. A.) A diamond stone B.) A file guide (most ski edges are beveled 1 or 2 degrees – you need to buy a bevel guide that matches the bevel of the side edges of your skis). C.) A clamp to securely attach your diamond stone to the bevel guide. #4) When I have the time, I also go over my skis with less gritty diamond stones. The general idea is that your first swipe down your skis you use a grittier stone, and then you progress to less gritty stones. #5) Most of the sharpness in your ski edges comes from stoning the SIDES of your edges – not the base. When I am done sharpening my side ski edges with my diamond stones, I simply gently run one of the stones gently along the base edge to remove any “burr” caused by the side stoning that can make the skis feel “grabby” – especially on hard pack snow. Diamonds – a beautiful thing. When it comes to the diamonds flashed around in glittering Hollywood, I plead ignorance. But the diamond stones used to tune skis can make your skis sparkle. Just ask Steve…

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I make it to Ellicottville 3-4 times a year. Skiing is an awesome value, and the apres-ski is outstanding. Some fond memories over the years. Monroe Street Pizza and the local pub crawl is my to dos; Gin Mill, Balloons, and of course, EBC. I have always had a good time and have been waited on and assisted by friendly, courteous staff. Stop in today to get your FREE Holiday Valley Lift Tickets Keith Charles, Just don’t forget to bring your I.D.

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catch an acoustic set with Brian Ash from 8-11pm. He will entertain with anything from Zappelin to Springsteen. We’re back at The Gin Mill from 9-12am with Wasted Whiskey. These guys are a country band but they like to push the rock limits. Layin down a little lowdown for your hoedown. Of course there’s those 26 draughts and the late kitchen to wash down the weekend. Don’t forget Madigans has Dj TSwift from 10-2am playin some lo-fi for your groove. The A-team behind the pine will shake up some of those umbrella drinks that make for ugly hangovers. You know you want one. Since it’s the last Tuesday in the month The Hick Ups will be at The Gin Mill from 7-10pm. These guys play roots/bluegrass/folk style music and are fun to dance to clap to or sing along with. Pretty soon we’ll be hiking and biking and kayaking and fishing all within a few miles of our wonderful village. Keep coming to visit after the snow stops flying and remember, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!

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Patrol Cont. From Cover often see them cruising down the slopes in their familiar red and black parkas with the red cross on the back. But ski patrollers are made not born, and without a steady supply of young people coming into the ranks of patrollers, the numbers of trained ski patrols could dwindle. “These kids are our future.” That’s Trey Aarnio, a ski patroller from Vermont who is with the Young Adult Program (YAP) for the National Ski Patrol. This past weekend Holiday Valley played host to the Eastern Division Young Adult Patrolmen Program. The event is sponsored by the National Ski Patrol and was held here in WNY for the first time in several years. The group came to Holiday Valley due to the efforts of Greg and Mary Lynn Boberg. Skiers came from as far away as Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. In all, there were 48 registered participants from 15 to 18 years of age. Ms. Boberg says the event began on Friday with a free ski day for all the participants to get to

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7-10:30pm. This award winning Buffalo band plays classic rock covers that always have the crowd on their feet dancing. Dj Xcite will follow in the sound booth layin down a little shendezvous for your rendezvous. The Gin Mill follows with Three Easy Pieces from 9-12am. This is an acoustic version of the band Barb Wired and they will play everything from CSN&Y to Fleetwood Mac to Zeppelin. Don’t forget 26 beers on tap and the kitchen’s open till midnight on the weekends. Madigans will take us home with Dj Cobra Con in the sound booth from 102:00am., layin down a little soul shine for your footwork. Foosball and pool tables are available for you weekend warriors. SATURDAY Back at balloon main stage from 6-9:30pm it’s Bleeding Hearts. Their F/B page says they play punk, folk, rock style music and are singers in the army of the choir to save the world. Dj Xcite will follow in the sound booth with some funk for your grunk till 2am. Over at Finnerty’s you can

Volunteer Fire Department participated; a couple of their big tucks adding a brawny counterpoint to the kids in bright costumes and gaily decorated floats. First place in the float competition went to the Holiday Valley Rangers with their hippythemed VW mini-bus. Brian McFadden, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, said, “This was one of the busier Mardi Gras/ Winter Carnival weekends in several years. Great snow conditions certainly helped. We were very excited to see

know the mountain. Saturday was clinics in various skills: OEC, (Outdoor Emergency Care, read: first aid), ski and snowboard skills, and toboggan skills. Saturday night was a banquet and awards ceremony, Sunday turned to more clinics with a bend towards training as opposed to competition. Among the neophyte patrollers was local Abby Kreinherder. She had just received her ski patrol jacket two weeks before but was anxious to continue her training. This writer caught up with her during a busy day of competition and training. This “has been a really great experience,” she says with a grin from underneath her safety helmet. She said she has been honing her ski skills on the “moguls, the flats and the steeps.” With that, she was off with a wave to toboggan skills. Most of the clinics were a combination of competition and training. During the Outdoor Emergency Care event, five stations were set up to give the patrollers injured skier scenarios that might arise from an avalanche. In each case, a “twist” was given to the scene to give the competitors a bit more challenge. One woman was

partly buried in the snow and was suffering from a facial burn. The “twist” was her dog was buried somewhere in the avalanche. She kept admonishing them to find her dog. It gave the patrollers an exercise in prioritizing. Another scheme involved a skier who had been trying to outrun the charging snow, but skied into a tree and was lying tangled in branches at the base of it. The twist was he was asthmatic, and the patroller had to administer a dose from his inhaler. The three young patrollers tending to him did not know each other but quickly coalesced into a cohesive unit under the direction of Bruce Ferguson from Sawyer PA. The victim appeared to have a broken leg, and the three worked together to immobilize the leg and prepare him to transfer to the toboggan. All the stations were timed, and afterword were scored and critiqued by adult ski patrollers. Observing the enthusiasm of the participants, Chris Tota from the National Ski Patrol says, “These kids are learning real-life skills, they are having fun learning to be part of National Ski Patrol.” Then he says with a grin as big as the kids, “The smiles are the biggest thing.”

the number of great floats that entered the parade.” Village Mayor John Burrell described the scene as a “well behaved good-sized crowd.” No one recorded an official tally of the parade watchers, but even the most casual observer would have said the gallery was the largest in years. Arleen Solly, owner of Kazoo II said her business had a “nice weekend.” She said she had heard “nothing but good things, and the energy was very positive.” After the parade restaurants reported doing a brisk business. Holiday Valley reaped the benefits of the annual celebration, their own Winter Carnival, and an

abundance of late-season snow. Jane Eshbaugh from Holiday Valley described the weekend as “awesome”. The ever-popular Dummy Downhill featured 13 dummies all sliding down the slopes and finishing, more or less, in one piece. The winner was the HMS Gin Mill, “who performed admirably to a cheering crowd”. The costume parade down the Mardi Gras run provided the sight of skiers sliding down the slopes with skeletons, peacocks, apes, cartons of milk, sharks, and Pac-man. New this year was the Kayak Cross that featured kayaks zooming See RECAP page 8

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h e skier. The race was named g after Jim Barker following . his sudden death in 2012. l In an earlier article about d Barker and the race Gary a London was quoted saying, o “Jim Barker was a great guy n who really loved Alpine Ski r racing. The race embodies e what makes racing so fun d because the young athletes n get to race against coaches and parents. We all race each s other. It gets the competitive m juices flowing and I know r Jim will be watching with his d infectious huge grin.” Jim Barker was born in e t November 1945. He grew u up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Barker served in the US y Navy after graduating from s Colorado College. After his m time in the Navy, Barker was y a sternman on a lobster boat e from Monhegan Island in o Maine. After retreating back to the mainland he started g working in his families d business- S. Barker Son’s s Company in Cleveland, p Ohio. In 1995 to pursue w something different, Barker , and his wife Virginia started E an Alpaca farm after he sold the company. Barker served on the board of directors at HoliMont and ran the alpine race program for 16 years. Music was another one of Barker’s passions and that took him to the mountains in Colorado annually for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. From letters to The Villager and previous articles written, The Villager learned that Jim Barker was truly an avid outdoorsman and athlete. Being from Cleveland he was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, and he was into hiking, biking, running, kayaking, iceskating and he was a competitive tennis player too. Barker was


Cont. From Cover The plant and building have been sold a handful of times throughout the years and the Cuba Cheese Shoppe was opened in the original building on Genesee Street in Cuba, New York in 1976. The Cuba Cheese Shoppe, owned by Sarah’s father Jeff Bradley, is a separate entity than the cheese plant now owned by Great Lakes

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a wonderful family, the ability to travel, and excellent job security. However, in 2011 after suffering a stroke, his life drastically changed. In 2016, his muscle movement became very limited and his outlook on life grim. Wolsky is now seen walking with a staff. “Simple tasks have become very difficult,” said Wolsky. “At one point last summer, I really felt that there was no hope and without hope, you have nothing.” Fast forwarding to this winter season, Wolsky was given a little push to try skiing with much help from his wife

the father of three daughters, Sara, Melissa and Allison and was grandfather to Aidan J. and Morgan B. Swartout, children of Sara. Sara wrote in an email to The Villager, “My dad was a wonderful man and absolutely loved HoliMont. He was always supportive of the race program and once on the board of directors at the club (after his stint as the race program director), he served as the racing liaison to the board. He was always interested in racer and coach education – really anything that would improve the racing program, thus the memorial fund we started in his name.” In a letter written for the Holimont members newsletter Travis Widger wrote, “HoliMont racing began in 1967 as a low-key organization of families and has evolved into what is one of New York State’s Premier Racing Clubs and a force to be reckoned with across the Eastern US and Canada. This success and growth of Holimont Racing can solely be attributed to the family atmosphere, enthusiasm, and sheer love for HoliMont and Winter Sports that was and will always be so evident in members such as beloved late Jim Barker.” Widger also went on to share that Barker was a passionate man who inspired all who knew him. “Jim loved life, and most of all loved his family. He would often brag, as only a proud parent can, about the many accomplishments of his wife Gini, three daughters Allie, Melissa, and Sara, the sons his daughters blessed him with in their partners, and his grandchildren. It was Jim’s love for his family that drove him to dive into HoliMont Racing, and dive in he did, with the unparalleled passion with which he lived life. It is this passion that helped make HoliMont racing so successful today, and yet the

biggest thing Jim was so proud of was the effect HoliMont and HoliMont racing had on his family.” There is a Jim Barker Memorial Foundation. It was founded in Jim’s memory to continue endless support of HoliMont Racing and will be used to support their Athletes and Coaches of HoliMont Racing. It will assist the coaches in furthering their coaching education and technique through attending clinics and continuing education programs, while helping athletes who need assistance to reach higher levels of competition. In addition, the foundation will sponsor programs to benefit the athletes and coaches with the intention of cultivating a racing environment that encourages self-confidence, respect for others, and the pursuit of personal and athletic growth. The Jim Barker Club Championship race is limited to one run only for each competitor, except in the 18 and under class (if they fall or are interfered with and do not finish, a second chance will be afforded them). The 19 and older class will have to buy a second run for $10 if they fall and do not finish. The Alpine age classes for boys and girls in separate groups start at 6 and under and go up in two year intervals, 7&8, 9&10 etc. 19-29, 30-39, etc. to 70 and up. Also there is a “Coaches and Professionals” class, and “Ex-Presidents” class, Ski Patrol Men and Ski Patrol Women classes. Snowboarders age classes for boys and girls in separate groups starting at 13 and under, 14-18 and 19 and up. The races start at 10am on Saturday. For more information and anything you might need to know about the Jim Barker Club Championship you can call Travis Widger at 716-2440203.

Cheese of Hiram, Ohio who does business under the name Empire Cheese, Inc. The Empire Cheese plant makes mozzarella and provolone in Cuba. There is a whole history of Cuba Cheese on their website at “I love Ellicottville and the community and am so happy I was able to spend the time here. I met so many great people, customers and neighbors that have become my friends. It’s bitter sweet to close the doors, but I am so excited to help keep growing

our brand to a higher level. I recently have grown my own family with 4-monthold Scarlett by my side and know this is the time to focus on the company as a whole.” The EVL Cheese Company will close its doors April 14, 2018. Stop by and give a Bon Voyage to a storefront and a Congratulations to a new endeavor to a woman and a business that made a delightful mark in our Village.  With all of our support and happiness to you, Love Ellicottville.

and daughter, Abigail. “Debbie has been such a champ,” Wolsky added. “Because she is the head chef at Holiday Valley, I have been given the opportunity to try something I wouldn’t normally have the means to do. Abigail helped to break the ice, too. She was my motivation for putting the skis on.” After being convinced to try this new hobby, Wolsky naturally needed the appropriate equipment after reluctantly using his own 1980 purple boots and flat skis. “The staff at Holiday Valley has treated me with such great respect,” Wolsky said. “After finding the perfect fit, nobody around me could tell that I have a disability with my skis on. I tried something new and

it was the best feeling I have ever felt.” Wolsky also attributes the success in his new hobby to his inspiring daughter. Abigail, who has her own hardships, skis side by side with her father and each of them experience great joy in participating in a sport that many people take for granted. “Holiday Valley made me feel normal,” added Wolsky. “To that, I owe them a great deal of appreciation. I have enjoyed skiing many times this year and thanks to the stubborn cold temperatures, I will likely head out a few more times soon.” Wolsky currently lives just outside of Olean in Portville and shows no signs of slowing down his skiing hobby.

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March 24th & 25th Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2018 What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 23rd 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 160 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.

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thought would win, with the proceeds benefitting Holiday Valley’s Ride for Roswell team”. Saturday featured special events for kids including an obstacle race, a scavenger hunt, tubing and a dance party. Once again Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival brought out the best of winter. Ms.

Solly said the parade is “much better,” than a few years ago. The crowds along the parade route were all happily cheering the marchers, and enjoying the parade. Holiday Valley provided young and all with a fun and festive time. As Ms. Solly said, “It’s really coming back”.

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Unique, innovative, extraordinary, contemporary - just a few of the adjectives that may come to mind when you walk through this Ellicottville condo in the heart of the village. Offering cutting edge design where old is new with convenience, views, private deck, and RESERVED parking, this renovation has been done with top of the line fixtures and finishes - SubZero, Wolfe, soapstone, concrete counters, original brick, re-claimed wood, stainless steel, refurbished lockers, claw foot tub, industrial sliding door, walk in shower, trough sink, automatic hallway lighting, walk in closets, and even outdoor space off the condo perfect for entertaining, with two spacious bedrooms and a cove that could be added sleeping space - it’s city loft style in WNY’s most popular 4 season resort area! Call Amy DeTine, Lic. RE Assoc. Broker, ERA Team VP & HoliMont ERA 716-583-3769, today for your personal viewing.


ELLICOTTVILLE, NY 716.699.2537


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The villager ellicottville march 22 28, 2018 volume 13 issue 13  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The villager ellicottville march 22 28, 2018 volume 13 issue 13  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.