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Volume 08 ~ Issue 21

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Relay For Life; Ready to Run June 1 Next Saturday, 21-Hour Marathon of Love Fundraiser at ECS

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THE ALL STAR BAND Friday, May 24th, 7-11PM THE RHYTHM ROCKERSS Saturday, May 25th, 6-10PM


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On Saturday June 1st, good people from all over Cattaraugus County will be making their way to the Ellicottville Central School track for the annual Relay for Life 12-hour marathon of love fundraiser to help end the scourge of cancer, and at the same time - pay tribute to the brave survivors.

By Leo McCarthy If you live in or drove through Ellicottville and the surrounding towns in the past week, you may have noticed quite a few giant purple ribbons tied around trees and hanging on front doors. Well there is a reason for all the purple and it’s a pretty good one. The annual Relay For Life is coming up in a couple weeks and Paint The Town Purple activities were held as a community wide kick-off to raise

awareness for the upcoming Relay which raises badly needed money to help fight Cancer. As part of the activities, local businesses in both Ellicottville and Little Valley decorated their stores in purple, and a friendly competition was held. This year’s participation was excellent and Paint The Town Purple judges had their work cut out for them. Judging took place on Monday and first place went to Watson’s Chocolates in Ellicottville with Cattaraugus County

ECS Board Members Board Installs New Members/Capitol Project Update Story by John Thomas, Staff Writer Election Results At the ECS board meeting Tuesday night Superintendent Mark Ward presented the winners of the election for new school board members. In first place with 171 votes was Roger Spell. Second and third place winners were William (Bill) Murphy and Leonard (Len) Zlockie, with 155 and 148 votes respectively. Once the results were approved, Mr. Zlockie was administered his oath of office and took a seat at the board table. He will be serving the four years that remained on Aimee Kilby’s board seat. Mr. Murphy will be sworn in at the District reorganizational meeting in early July while Roger Spell will

continue to serve his current term. Earlier in the meeting the board received a report on the activities of Dan LaCroix, the elementary school Guidance Counselor. He spends his time facilitating various programs for the 1st through 6th graders. Antibullying programs take up some of his time, among them: Empathy Training, Impulse Control / Problem Solving, and Anger Management. Other programs he runs are: fingerprinting for K through 5th grades, Poison Prevention, Stranger Danger, Internet Safety, and Bike Safety. He said he is spending more time greeting the busses in the morning as the students arrive at school. This allows him to build rapport with the students and See ECS page 9

Bank in Little Valley taking second, and the Catt County Employees Credit Union, also in Little Valley, coming in third. On Saturday June 1st, good people from all over Cattaraugus County will be making their way to the Ellicottville Central School track for the annual Relay for Life 12-hour marathon of love fundraiser to help end the scourge of cancer, and at the same time - pay tribute to the brave survivors. For those not familiar with the Relay

for Life, it’s a community based fundraising walk organized by the Olean branch of the American Cancer Society with all proceeds going to help fund programs and services provided locally by ACS. To join in the fun, participants simply register to be on a team and show up at the Ellicottville Central School track at 12 Noon where they should be ready to meet, walk and talk with some great people who have See RELAY page 9

Co-Op Remodel

Special Town Meeting Discusses Courtroom Relocation Story by John Thomas Staff Writer While workmen made progress on transforming some of the front offices in the Co-Op Extension building into a courtroom for the town, the board held a special meeting to discuss more remodeling plans. The meeting was held in the auditorium of the building. Supervisor John Burrell chose the location because the room was the subject for discussion. The large room has a stage at one end and seating capacity for roughly 250 people. At the far end, a partition was constructed to create what looks like a small conference room with a sink, microwave oven, tables and chairs. It extends only across one half of the back end of the room, leaving an open

space for the rear exit. Sliding wood doors close it off from the rest of the auditorium. As the board discussed how to make the room useful, other considerations came into the conversation. See CO-OP page 9

4-Mile Odyssey at Griffis Park

Sneak Peek

Eclipse Multi Sport Hosts Challenge at Griffis Sculpture Park Next Saturday, June 1, 2013

Inside this Issue...

Up Close & Personal.... Page 6

Trevor Brachmann – Wire Wrapped Art

By: Kristy Koebel One evening I was browsing Facebook when I came across a picture of a beautiful piece of jewelry. I admired it for a moment and assumed it was a shared photo from some random website where you are never actually sure where it came from, however - much to my surprise - it was a handmade piece that one of my friends right here in Ellicottville made. I’m happy to say I now own one of Trevor .....

STW: Project Updates... Page 3 Village Casino, Broadband Internet & Promoting Local Foods

By Nicholas Pircio, WPIG 95.7 FM Ongoing projects were updated during the May 16th meeting of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board. Among them are redoing the Village Casino Restaurant in Bemus Point, the expansion of broadband internet service, and the effort to promote locally grown foods in schools and restaurants. Bemus Point Village Casino The Bemus Point project is awaiting approval of monies from a publicly funded grant. An application has been submitted toward the total estimated cost of $466,710. In his Executive Director’s report to the Southern Tier board, Richard Zink stated that the project is being reviewed by the New York State Office of Community Renewal, to determine the eligibility of the project before the complete list is returned to the .......

Griffis Sculpture Park is teaming up with the folks at Eclipse Multi Sport ( to present the Finn McCool 4-Mile Odyssey! Participants will navigate a 4-mile course loaded with challenging obstacles, difficult terrain and a mud pit at the finish, all building up to the moment when the race is over – and the real fun begins! The Finn course at Griffis will be the most challenging ever. Griffis Sculpture Park has multiple terrains, steep hills to climb, slick descents, and some very tight trails to navigate. And 4-mile course on the grounds of Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto, then of course, there is the obstacles… The NY is loaded with challenging obstacles, difficult terrain and a mud pit at See GRIFFIS page 9

the finish! Please check out the official Finn McCool Website to register: Don’t miss out on this great event!

Board Discusses Tim Horton’s Town Planning Board Questions if New Building Meets Previously-Acquired Permits By Sharon Turano Ellicottville Town Planners anticipate new construction for Tim Horton’s will meet permits granted for the old building where it was originally expected on Route 219. During a Monday Town Planning Board meeting, board members questioned if a new building expected to be constructed for the business met the previously-acquired permits that were granted when plans called for reuse of an older building. Planner Carol Horowitz explained

that Tim Horton’s conducted a structural analysis on the existing building, which led Tim Horton’s staffers to believe a building on the site where their business will sit could accommodate their plans. However as detailed construction plans were developed, they determined that there were issues involved in the reuse of the building. The new building remains within the footprint of the previous one and will be identical in appearance, Mrs. Horowitz said, so it will meet the Proposed Building on Route 219. previously acquired permit. Also during the meeting, planners See TOWN page 9

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Publisher’s Word “For Love of Country …”

Don’t you just love national holidays? A three-day weekend this time of year means finally getting around to planting some posies, enjoying a barbeque on the deck, and having a little down-time to relax with the family. And Ellicottville will be a busy

little village this weekend. Our annual Memorial Day garage sale will be held Saturday and Sunday. We’re not talking about some puny little rummage sale here – this is a bargainer’s dream! Antiques, furniture, bikes, books, sporting equipment, clothes, – just a smidge of what will be on the tables throughout the village and town. Residents have been busy scouring their basements, attics and garages searching for just the right treasures to put out there. It’s a veritable extravaganza of second-hand goods and it all has to go! Talk about capitalism at its finest … While you’re out there enjoying some sunshine and rummaging, keep in mind we owe our presummer break to the thousands of men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I speak, of course, of those who have perished while serving in the armed forces. If you really think about it,

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Memorial Day will be a somber day for the many families who have lost loved ones ensuring our country’s liberty. And for the over 8,000 veterans still living in Cattaraugus County, this is a time for remembrance of the friends lost who served alongside them; those who literally “gave their all.” Imagine being a mom or a dad whose son or daughter is currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan or some other dangerous place. For them, each and every day must start and end with a prayer of protection for their child. So, dear readers, by all means, enjoy this wonderful weekend to its fullest. Just make sure you remember – even briefly – why you’re able to live in such a wonderful place at such a wonderful time. It’s all about freedom and it’s about those who contributed to this end in the most honorable of ways. Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer

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Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 1,106 - Year to date 34,741!

Memorial Day Parade Memorial Day will be observed in Ellicottville on Monday, May 27, 2013 with a parade starting on Mill Street at 10:45, moving up Washington to the Monument on the Village Square where Ellicottville Memorial Post 659, The American Legion will conduct the services beginning at 11:00am. Open house will be held at the Post Club rooms following the conclusion of the service.

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STW: Project Updates

Village Casino, Broadband Internet & Promoting Local Foods

Richard Zink, Executive Director, Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board

By Nicholas Pircio WPIG, 95.7 FM Ongoing projects were updated during the May 16th meeting of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board. Among them are redoing the Village Casino Restaurant in Bemus Point, the expansion of broadband internet service, and the effort to promote locally grown foods in schools and restaurants. Bemus Point Village Casino The Bemus Point project is awaiting approval of monies from a publicly funded grant. An application has been submitted toward the total estimated cost of $466,710. In his Executive Director’s report to the Southern Tier board, Richard Zink stated that the project is being reviewed by the New York State Office of Community Renewal, to determine the eligibility of the project before the complete

list is returned to the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, to determine the rankings for funding priority. The work involves renovating the Village Casino Restaurant inside and out, with the goal being to make the second floor usable to the general public, and increase the building’s economic impact. Broadband Internet Access As for broadband internet service in areas currently underserved, Zink met with DFT Communications concerning the tower locations that will be utilized with the latest round of funding from New York State. Zink stated, “They (DFT) are looking at several locations across Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties and plan to have the viewsheds (broadband coverage areas) completed within the next two weeks. Once the maps are received, the staff, DFT and the counties will decide on the best locations to build out.” Tower locations have been discussed for Arkwright, Gowanda, Little Valley, and the Town of Allegany. The goal is to have the broadband transmitters functioning this calendar year. Local Foods Kimberly LaMendola, Regional Development Coordinator for Southern Tier West, gave a presentation to the planning board on the local foods project, focusing on the effort to provide eligible schools with locally grown foods. She explained that according

to the informal definition as applied to western New York, local foods are those grown in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Erie and Niagara Counties. “Our intent is to have all people regardless of socioeconomic status to have access to fresh, local, healthy foods at affordable prices.” LaMendola says that in bringing locally grown foods to school children, it is important to re-establish linkages between schools and farms that used to exist decades ago. She notes that because of the way agriculture has evolved into big business nationwide, food can be moved thousands of miles from its sources, such as tomatoes grown year-round in California and Florida. “We’ve really lost our diversity in our connection between the farms and the schools.” The local foods project must cope with stringent nutritional guidelines followed by schools. “We are trying to get some use of some local products in school meal programs, so that kids have exposure to new taste profiles. And then hopefully, they will go home and talk to the people who live in their house, ‘Hey I had this green stuff on my tray today, but it was really good!” LaMendola gave an example of butternut squash soup as something the children might like, along with vegetables and whole grain bread. She feels that incorporating local foods into school lunches will help tackle the problem of child obesity.

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The All Star Band - Friday, May 24th, 7-11PM The Rhythm Rockers - Saturday, May 25th, 6-10PM Blues Child - Friday, May 31st, 7-11PM Paul Briandi & The All Stars Saturday, June 1st, 6-10PM

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May 23 - May 29, 2013

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If you have driven through the villages of Ellicottville or Little Valley lately, you have probably noticed large purple ribbons tied to tree trunks and telephone poles. The towns were recently “painted purple,” which of course, signals that it is once again time to Relay in Ellicottville. The annual Relay For Life is back and looking to accomplish some fantastic fundraising goals. “We had great participation with paint the town purple this year,” said Crystal Page, ACS Director of Special Events for Cattaraugus County. “We had businesses in Ellicottville and Little Valley take part.  The winner of the judging competition was Watsons in Ellicottville. There were so many wonderful displays and it was a tough decision. Cattaraugus County Bank and the Credit Union in Little Valley came in a close second and third.” Saturday, June 1, 2013 marks the date of this year’s event, which will return to the track at Ellicottville Central School. It will start at 12pm and end at

12am on June 2. In that 12-hour period, hundreds of people will share the moving experience that is Relay For Life. Last year the Ellicottville Relay raised over $48,000 all of which went to the fight against cancer. Approximately 45 cancer survivors were in attendance. The fundraising goal this year is $53,000. They are looking to get at least 200 people and 20 teams involved in the celebration. At this time there are 13 teams and 98 participants signed up. So far the teams have raised over $11,000 and there are still teams who have fundraising events planned before the June 1st event. For example, on Sunday May 26 there will be a fundraiser held at the Little Valley Speedway during the season Opener for the local racing scene. “The Relay For Life of Ellicottville is one of the longest running Relays in the Western New York region,” said Page. “This is thanks to the wonderful community that year after year supports the American Cancer Society by taking part in the Relay For

Life. Ellicottville’s Relay has been going on for over 10 years with not only the Ellicottville community supporting us, but many of the surrounding communities as well!” There is plenty to do throughout the day at Relay. DJ Xcite Sounds will be playing all day and WGWE out of Salamanca will be onsite for a live broad cast during the event.  Opening ceremony is at noon followed by the Survivor lap at 12:20pm.  The Chicken BBQ will be available at 1 and will go till they are sold out and the popular live auction will be at 3:00pm.  The alwaysemotional Luminaria Ceremony is at 9:30pm. The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an awe-inspiring, global event that takes place in over 20 countries. More then 4 million people from all walks of life come together every year with the same goal in mind - to raise money for and create awareness about the programs that the American Cancer Society (ACS) funds. The ultimate goal: to create a future without cancer. The ACS wants you and your loved ones to one day live in a world that does not fear the life-altering disease that is cancer. And not just one particular form of cancer. All cancers. It is a tremendous task to take on and one that requires the utmost dedication and fortitude. Check out for details on Relay. While there, you can find more information on the Ellicottville event by searching for “Ellicottville, NY” in the search field.

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to the ECS Senior boy and girl chosen to receive at graduation the annual Alumni Award of $300 each. The award recipients, along with their parents will be special guests of the Alumni Association. Special recognition will also be given to members of the 5-year Honor Classes in attendance. A photographer will be present to record those classes, as well as candid shots to be included on the Alumni web-page for next year. There will be displays of Class memorabilia, pictures and Year Books to browse through before dinner. This year’s gathering is again a 2-day affair with brunch Saturday July 20th, at the United Church of Ellicottville from 9am

to 11am. Another great chance to renew friendships and trade memories. Accommodation: special rates are available at the following hotels: The Inn at Holiday Valley, Phone: 716-699-2345 • Tamarack (at Holiday Valley), Holiday Valley Road, Phone: 716-699-2345 • Wingate Ellicottville, Phone: 716-6996000. Individuals should call and ask for a room in the “Ellicottville Alumni Association Block” and give a payment method to guarantee room. Rooms may be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges. NOTE: These rooms are available for reservation until June 19.

Last Chance Sign Ups

Ellicottville Summer Soccer Sign Ups Last Day - May 25th Last chance to sign up for Ellicottville Summer Soccer at the Ellicottville Memorial Library this Saturday, May 25th from 9am – 11am. Ages 5 thru 17 can participate and the family plan rates are as follows: 1st & 2nd child - $25/each • 3rd child - $20 • 4th child – FREE! Sign up forms will not be accepted after May 25th – no exceptions! Contact Debbie Golley at 699-4526 with any questions.

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Friday evening July 19, 2013 beginning at 5pm, the ECS Alumni Banquet and All-Class Reunion will take place at the Tannenbaum Lodge in Holiday Valley. The evening will begin with a social hour beginning at 5pm with a buffet dinner being served at 7pm. Details and a reservation form can be found on the ECS website,, click on “alumni”. Please send reservations to Ellicottville Alumni Association, PO Box 1033, Ellicottville, NY 14731. All ECS former students and graduates (and their guest) are invited to attend. One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of a Commemorative Plaque

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Spring Sports Banquet Ellicottville Central Sport Banquet - June 5th At 5:30pm

Spring Sports – Varsity, Junior Varsity, & Modified: Baseball & Softball. Track, Trap & Golf. ECS Spring Sports Banquet is scheduled for June 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm., in the High School Gymnasium. All student-athletes have received reservation cards from their coaches. Those completed cards are to be returned to the office no later than May 29. For reservation purposes please indicate the number attending, student-athletes are free, compliments of the Sports Boosters Club! Parents and other family members should

purchase tickets through the High School Main Office on or before May 29, by returning the reservation card along with the cash or check sufficient for additional family members, $6 adult, $3 students & Sr. Citizen. Parents and studentathletes are asked to remain for the entire program and to be courteous to all of the programs and players. All of our attendees are asked to dress neatly and adhere to the school dress code. We encourage all of our senior student-athletes to be in attendance. In addition to Spring Sports awards, the final Athletic Banquet for 2012-

2013 school year will award the Male & Female: Most Valuable Athlete, Most Improved Athlete, Heart & Hustle Award, in addition to two Memorial Awards – The Dana Stark “For the Love of the Game” and the Kristen Hintz – “Heart of a Warrior” awards. The Board of Education, Administration, Coaches and Community members are exceptionally proud of the dedication, character and sportsmanship that all of our student-athletes demonstrate at our competitions. Congratulations to all ECS teams!

Book Sale

Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale Starts May 24th The Library book sale will be open Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th from 10 am until 5 pm. The book sale will continue for another two weeks and be open during normal business hours. If you are bringing books to donate to the sale, please drop them off by Thursday May 23rd. Thanks.

Holiday Valley Mudslide : June 15, 2013 : Holiday Valley

219 Bridge Replacement

NYSDOT Announces Project Scheduled For Construction In 2015

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald today announced the allocation of federal funding to replace the former Route 219 (South Cascade Drive and Miller Road) Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek in the towns of Concord, Erie County and Ashford, Cattaraugus County. “The State Department of Transportation continues to work with our federal, state and local officials under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, to improve our transportation infrastructure to serve the needs of our communities,” said Commissioner McDonald. “Area residents and local businesses made it clear that they depend heavily on this bridge crossing as an important transportation link between Erie and Cattaraugus counties, and a vital conduit for the local economy.” Due to structural concerns, the existing bridge, built in 1956, was temporarily closed to all traffic in 2012. The Department accelerated emergency structural repairs and the bridge was re-opened ahead of schedule. The bridge remains open and posted for a maximum weight limit of 15 tons. “Along with local highway and elected officials, our office has been advocating for much needed repairs along the Route 219 corridor since being elected to Congress, and we are pleased to hear the state has decided to improve such a critical lifeline to our local economy as the Route 219 Bridge,” said Representative Tom Reed whose district includes Cattaraugus County. “During a meeting with highway commissioners just last month, we discussed the Route 219 project and its prospects. Today, thanks to successful partnerships with local, state and federal partners, we are e pleased to join in recognizing e that funds will ensure safe, reliable transportation for all s g

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who use the 219 corridor.” Congressman Chris Collins said, “While divided by Cattaraugus Creek, southern Erie and Cattaraugus counties are, in many ways, one community. The former Route 219 Bridge is critical to this dynamic. Its replacement will ensure safe and convenient travel will occur between these two counties for a long time to come to the benefit of the local economy. This is an appropriate use of federal tax dollars and I look forward to the completion of this project.” “Making this federal funding available satisfies a critical transportation need,” said Congressman Brian Higgins, whose congressional district included the Erie County portion of the bridge until January 2013. “Not long ago, when the condition of the bridge severely impacted local merchants, our office joined with residents, community leaders and our partners in government to address the situation. Now, with the allocation of these federal funds, the state can ensure this critical link remains open for businesses and as well as for regional and international visitors who use the 219 corridor every day.” Senator Catharine Young said, “The long term prospects for the bridge were in doubt, and we worked with Governor Cuomo to secure its future. It was a huge relief to small businesses and residents when it reopened after repairs, and now rebuilding the bridge is tremendously important to our economy and quality of life. This project will create construction jobs and continue commerce. I salute the Governor and DOT for their leadership, and thank local residents for their advocacy. Citizens can and do make a difference every day.” “For years the residents and businesses of Springville and northern Cattaraugus County have made their sentiments known that the old Route 219

Bridge is more than a viaduct connecting two counties; it is an essential component of their local identity and economic future,” said Senator Patrick Gallivan. “Today’s news that federal funding has been secured to replace the existing structure with a modern span is a direct result of their years of patience and persistence. I thank my partners in state and federal government who have helped realize this day, but the true thanks belongs to the citizens who made it their mission to ensure their community’s voices were heard and its interests defended.” “For several years, I have heard from residents and businesses along Route 219 in both Cattaraugus and Erie counties,” said Assemblyman Joseph Giglio. “It’s critically important that the replacement of this bridge over Cattaraugus Creek is completed. I applaud the Department of Transportation for allocating funds for the project, and for continuing to be fully engaged with the community about the repair and replacement of the bridge.” “I campaigned on securing the funding to replace this bridge for the people of my district, and I want to thank everyone who helped to accomplish this goal,” said Assemblyman David DiPietro. “I’m glad we were able to come through for the people of my community, who have been more than patient about the completion of this major project.” The safety of the traveling public is NYSDOT’s primary mission. NYSDOT monitors bridge safety through a thorough and rigorous inspection system. The South Cascade Drive and Miller Road Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek is inspected annually. The project to replace the South Cascade Drive and Miller Road Bridge is now in preliminary design and is scheduled to begin construction in 2015.

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Top Rated Golf School Mel Sole Golf School Returns To Holiday Valley Resort

Golf enthusiasts in New York, PA, Ohio and Ontario, Canada area have been improving their games for years at the highly rated Mel Sole Golf School (formerly known as Phil Ritson-Mel Sole Golf School). Location is the famous Holiday Valley Ski & Golf Resort in Ellicottville NY, which is 50 miles south of Buffalo on Route 219. Holiday Valley is a gorgeous resort known for its first-class lodging, the beautiful and challenging Double Black Diamond golf course, multi swimming pools, scenic hiking & bike trails, plus many other amenities for the whole family. GOLF Magazine has ranked the Mel Sole Golf School ‘TOP 25 USA Golf Schools’

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on the Internet, which has not at all been a bad experience for me, but I am going to try to buy more from stores visited or gem and mineral shows. Seeing them in person is important. How long does it take to make an average sized pendant? I would say 6-20 hours. You post your finished pieces to Facebook. Is Facebook the main way people can see what you’re making/contact you about buying a piece? Do you make custom pieces? I would say so, though if I didn’t have a Facebook I would be much more productive! I do make custom pieces, which have actually been my main outlet. Do you know how many you’ve made in total? 28 give or take. How much does one of your pieces of jewelry generally cost? It has varied greatly, but I’m going to start doing minimum one hundred dollars pendants. Trevor’s art of making fine, unique jewelry would surely be a fantastic gift for you or someone you love that appreciates a different type of jewelry. If you would like to contact Trevor with questions about his jewelry or inquiries about custom pieces you can e-mail him at or call him at (716) 801-0857.

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The Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS) announced today that it will welcome BODY WORLDS Vital, one of the latest exhibitions in the groundbreaking BODY WORLDS series on May 31, 2013 for a limited engagement. This exhibition, created by world-renowned Dr. Gunther von Hagens features real, donated human specimens allowing visitors to examine anatomy, physiology and health through an extraordinary process called Plastination. The exhibition is presented by Independent Health and M&T Bank. In contrast with the heartfocused BODY WORLDS hosted by BMS in 2009, Vital explores the capabilities of the human body and tells the pressing story of how best to defeat life-threatening diseases through informed choices and lifestyle changes. The 6,000 sq. foot exhibition presents both healthy and diseased specimens designed to show visitors the essentials for human health and wellness. Whole body plastinates, individual organs, organ and arterial configurations and translucent slices give a complete picture of how the body functions. “We’re extremely excited to bring one of the latest BODY WORLDS exhibitions to Buffalo and continue our ongoing conversation on how certain lifestyle choices can either positively or negatively affect our health,” said Mark Mortenson, BMS president

and CEO. “We have often been asked when we would be bringing BODY WORLDS back to the Museum, and now those who enjoyed or missed Story of the Heart now have another chance to experience Vital.” “The success of our 2009 BODY WORLDS engagement made it financially possible for us to begin the transformation of the museum experience with the installation of interactive science studios. Vital presents us with an opportunity to showcase these new permanent spaces to new audiences and provide a full museum experience to guests of all ages this summer.” BMS welcomed 160,000 guests over 88 days to BODY WORLDS & the Story of the Heart in summer 2009, double the Museum’s average annual attendance at the time. Since then, it has opened its interactive Explorations early childhood experience, a National Geographic 3D Cinema, the health sciences studio, Explore YOU presented by Independent Health, and the Earth systems science studio, Our Marvelous Earth. The museum’s third science studio, In Motion will open June 22, 2013. Mortenson added that the Museum will partner with a number of regional businesses and organizations, including Vital’s presenting sponsors Independent Health and M&T Bank, to enhance the Vital experience. “Health and science are a natural partnership and Independent Health is proud to sponsor

the new BODY WORLDS Vital exhibit,” said Michael W. Cropp, M.D., president and CEO, Independent Health. “This exhibit is a valuable way to learn about the potential of your body and how best to overcome lifethreatening diseases through informed choices and lifestyle changes. This exhibit and our partnership with the Buffalo Museum of Science align with our efforts to engage and educate Western New Yorkers on the benefits of adopting healthy lifestyles to create a culture of health in our community.” “M&T’s sponsorship of the 2009 exhibition of BODY WORLDS was so positive, that we are delighted at the opportunity to sponsor Vital for its first visit to New York State,” said Shelley C. Drake, President, The M&T Charitable Foundation. “All the results were outstanding – museum attendance, revenues and program momentum – all worked beautifully to benefit the Museum and provide a great visitor experience. We are confident the same success will be repeated with BODY WORLDS Vital.” Harris Beach PLLC is the local Supporting Sponsor of Vital with Lamar Advertising, the Buffalo News and WGRZ Channel 2 providing Media Partnership support. Timed tickets for BODY WORLDS Vital are now available for purchase at Tickets include general admission to the museum, including its new science studios.

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Music Spotlight


Checking Out The Tunes & Other Stuff In Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

Memorial Day Monday is upon us. Yes, the May weather has had it’s ups and downs. It now appears we are moving towards the good summertime weather and we have some good times happening here. Both Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond Course and Elkdale Country Club are in quite good shape and FUN to play. So all you have to do is call either one, make a Tee Time and get out and enjoy the reasonably priced FUN both places have to offer. Holiday Valley’s Sky-High Adventure Park is also open. The music scene and other FUN stuff, we have happenin here in Ellicottville, are also going strong. Starting today Thursday May 23, 2013 through Wednesday May 29, 2013 we will have nine Bands, Three DJ’s, one with a Karaoke Show attached, several Sound System Happenings plus all of the great food and beverage specials offered by the wonderful clubs and restaurants here in Ellicottville. All of these fun events or Happenings are available for us all to get out and enjoy. Like always this time of year, Madigans will have their Sound System playing Madigans Party Favorites till 10:00 PM when Club Madigans takes over till close. Also, weather permitting; Madigans UpStairs Patio & Party Bar will be open. We get the week started on THURSDAY with one band and a DJ including a Karaoke show. The FUN begins at 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill with Fred & Tuck doing their FUN and good time acoustic, folk rock to country music show. Neat cover tunes performed in Fred & Tuck’s unique style will, as always, have a FUN Music Night happenin in The Gin Mill. Then at 9:00 PM Thursday, The PUB in Great Valley will bring on DJ Felony, and his Karaoke Show. As always, this neat show gives The PUB

Patrons two options. Be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times. Moving to FRIDAY, a two band and a DJ evening, starts off at 7:00 PM in Balloons with The All Star Band in house. Kenny and Wade Hawkins, Rodney Appleby and Flute, The All Star Band, are world class, expert & soulful funk masters, playing a jazz to bluesy mix, along with a true R&B sound, all of which will be a fit for the jazz & blues music lovers who frequent Balloons. Following The All Star Band, The Balloons Party will keep rolling with Personable DJ John Barry doing his LIVE Personality Show-Off Show from Balloons Sound & Light Booth. John’s show includes danceable tunes plus FUN conversation and chatter till close. You may wish to arrive in Balloons a bit early to enjoy one of Ellicottville’s best Friday Fish Fry’s. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday, The Gin Mill will have Two Guys Drinking Beer on stage. Ron and Terry, the two very talented guys from West, will create a very FUN acoustic music & party night with their good tunes and general silliness that always accompanies The Two Guys when they do this Gin Mill Gig. As always, remember The Gin Mill serves their excellent and reasonably priced menu till midnight on weekends. Now we move to SATURDAY a DJ and three band night. The ROCKIN starts at 6:00 PM in Balloons with The Rhythm Rockers. Like we’ve said before, most of us Balloons Regular music lovers remember this very fine veteran band as Stevie B & The Rhythm Rockers. As we have said before, their roots are in the blues. However, they have moved on to a wider variety of Classic Rock including some Southern Rock. In their recent Balloons Gigs they have included the Blackfoot song, Train. Stevie B does this tune in true Blackfoot style. In our opinion this cover tune is done as good or better then Blackfoot does it. We have just been informed that DJ Flakey Frank has had his pass from The Disoriented DJ Home revoked. However, he has escaped. So following The Rhythm Rockers, He will be in Balloons Sound & Light Booth doing his interesting music show, that includes good danceable and FUN tunes plus nonsense chatter till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Saturday, The Gin Mill will have The Powerplay Band captivating The Gin Mill’s Music Loving Crowd. This four-piece highenergy Buffalo band plays

several versions of classic rock, blues to disco in an entertaining way. They always make a great and classy live music show by combining many popular styles that will have The Gin Mills Dance Floor very busy all night long. Also at 9:00 PM Saturday, The PUB in Great Valley will host another new band for our neighborhood, Synner. Here we have four-piece classic to modern rock band from Cattaraugus County. Synner is relatively new to the music scene and really enjoys playing local venues like The PUB. It will be a FUN Saturday night in The PUB. SUNDAY will again be music free. The summer weather should still be with us so the out-door FUN stuff will be happening. Moving to MONDAY, our Memorial Day Holiday, which is a one-band evening. However, The Meal Deals are still there. The Gin Mill will have their great menu including their wonderful spaghetti dinner available. With Crasher Conner on bar duty, The Gin Mill will be FUN this Monday. Balloons Monday Delights will also happen. Balloons great pizza & fifty cent wings plus their happy hour drink specials are available and hosted by Domino Derrick. Monday rounds out at 10:00 PM Sharp with Church on Monday happenin in Madigans. Reverend Jack, Deacon Dan for sure and maybe Bongos Freddie will be doing their original Honky Tonk to Rock-A-Billy tunes in their own entertaining way. Monday’s show will have Madigans upstairs Party Bar BOPPIN, WEAVIN & ROCKIN. TUESDAY at 7:00 PM The Touch of Grae returns to The Gin Mill with their acoustic southern rock to country music show. As we said last week, this is one of the best shows of its kind. It is really great having FUN music on Tuesday evening. We will enjoy Red Gray and company all summer long. WEDNESDAY at 8:00 PM our week’s final music gig will happen in The Gin Mill with Joe Wagner & John Winston in house doing their traditional acoustic folk to southern rock music show. Friends Bongos Freddie and Gary London may also join Joe and John. As always, Retro Little Joey is also a possible addition. The music & good times in The Gin Mill are further enhanced by their excellent chicken wings, which are among the Wednesday Gin Mill specials. C U Round The Music Scene. Good Stuff, No Worries.

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Story From Cover big hearts and brave souls. This is an outdoor event that ends at midnight June 2nd and is held rain or shine, so be prepared. A Relay event has a lot fun things going on all day but the program is centered primarily on 3 powerful ceremonies. At the very beginning is the Survivor’s Lap where all cancer survivors take the first lap around the track. After dark is the Luminaria ceremony where lit candles are placed in personalized bags and set along the track as a moving tribute to those loved ones who have been affected by cancer. At the end is the emotionally charged Fight Back Ceremony where participants make an emotional agreement to connect with others who are battling cancer and strive to fight cancer year round. In addition to the traditional ceremonies – look for a chicken barbecue at 1pm and a live auction at 3pm. For motivation, DJ Excite Sound will be keeping everyone going throughout the day. Relay for Life was established in 1985 and has since become


Cont. From Cover lets him put “a name to the face.” He also outlined several improvements he plans to make in the 2013-2014 school year. Supervisor’s Report: Capitol Project In the Superintendent’s Report, Mark Ward presented more preliminary plans for the capital project. He said the plans are still evolving, but showed several areas that have been finalized. The two music rooms will be expanded. The band room will be about 450 square feet and the choir room will expand to 350 square feet than the present facilities. The gym will also be enlarged from 7,200 sq. feet to 10,000 square feet. We are planning to provide space for a food concession to allow a greater variety of snacks to be sold at games. The new gym roof will be about four feet higher than the present gym. We plan to create a space above the locker rooms and above the bleachers that will serve as a


Cont. From Cover Along the outer wall of the auditorium are several vents that lead to the outside. They have no covering and in winter probably let in a lot of cold air. It seems something may need to be done about them. Last month the board approved the purchase of new energy efficient light fixtures for the building. They discussed how to convert the present fixtures in the auditorium to the new ones.


Cont. From Cover The course itself is still under construction, but we will have the most eclectic group of Irish Obstacles ever assembled, including: • Celtic Climb: giant rope wall you will need the luck of the


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a worldwide movement that works hard to raise money and awareness to fight cancer, having contributed over 4 billion dollars to the cause so far. Every year, dozens of volunteers donate their time, and many local businesses step up to the plate and offer their time and funding to sponsor the Ellicottville Relay. Crystal Page is the Olean based Director of Special Events for the American Cancer Society and is in charge of the Ellicottville, Olean and Springville Relay events. When it comes to sponsors and volunteers who have really shined through the years, Page says “There are a few area businesses who support Relay every year and one of our biggest supporters here in Ellicottville is Coffee Culture. They have been a Gold Level Sponsor for a few years and on top of the donation they make, they also provide coffee and cookies throughout the day for the participants. The Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department and the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company also have been long time supporters of the Relay as well”. When asked about a fundraising goal for this year, Page said, “Last year, the Ellicottville Relay For Life raised just over $48,000. This year’s Relay is

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control room for media, lights, sound and technology. This will allows the school to enhance productions and events held in the multi-purpose gym. He mentioned the senior class trip to New York City was considered a success; the only bad moment was that the Yankees game the group was scheduled to attend was rained out. School Budget Passed The results of the school bond voting were announced. Proposition 1: authorizing the school budget of $10,891,507, for the 2013/2014 school year passed with 186 votes for and 50 against. Prop 2: to lease two school busses for the next five years, at a cost of $31,000 passed 186 for and 51 against. Finally, Prop 3: received 157 votes for and 80 against. It allows the school district to expend the sum of $28,500 to support the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Elementary Principal Report Connie Poulin the Elementary School principal gave a report on her activities. She is spending more time in the classrooms. She said they are right in the middle of “field trip season,” and told how students have had

field trips to the aquarium in Buffalo, state parks, a science museum, and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Mr. Ward pointed out that the cost of field trips compared to a $10 million budget is “nothing.” He credited the board with not cutting field trips, adding that the costs (for field trips) are minimal but said the experience is “at the heart of education.” These trips give our children a variety of learning opportunities that take our students outside the school walls to see and experience things that compliment classroom learning. High School Principal Report High School Principal Robert Miller reported that high school students have won more Cattaraugus County National Honor Scholarships (16) than any other school in the area. He said the State Science Performance testing is coming up in a week or two. He referred to several stories that have run on Channel 4 News describing the push back by parents about all the state required tests. He said the schedule for final exams would be announced Wednesday or Thursday.

The new lights can go into the existing locations but will leave a gap between themselves and the ceiling. It was suggested that trim pieces be purchased to close the gap around the lights. The board discussed replacing all the ceiling tiles with a suspended tile ceiling. Board member Kenny Hinman said it would probably cost over $14,000 to replace the entire ceiling. Eventually the discussion came around to the disposition of the conference room. If the room is removed the area will need a new ceiling. Installing a new suspended ceiling in the back portion only would cost around $6,500. The

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Architectural Spotlight Of Ellicottville Almost Like a Tree House

Story and photos By John Thomas Staff Writer Up a gravel road and around the corner in a secret location is a lovely three-story duet between nature and humans. Scant seconds away from the center of Ellicottville the forest setting for this home feels a world away from downtown. Except for the house and the parking pad, the one-acre lot is all forest. A year round stream trickles just steps from the house. The house is surrounded by state forest so the pristine setting will remain that way. A deck circles the main level of the house, and the forest provides cool shade. The trees are almost close enough to touch. In winter the view to the mountains will open up. Inside in the great room is large bank of windows that brings the forest

inside. The windows rise up to meet the cathedral ceiling. A stone fireplace is in the center, and provides warmth and atmosphere. Beautiful woodwork runs throughout the home, the cherry and cedar tones, bringing a warm glow to the interior. In the kitchen the oak cabinets and counters create a light and warm working space. The large breakfast bar makes for easy early morning get-a-ways. There is a bedroom and a full bath on this level. The entire third floor is the master suite, a spacious room with an alcove for the master bed, and beautiful blonde floors. The master bath has a whirlpool tub, and the suite has its own private balcony. The bottom floor is a large family room. There is plenty of space for some game tables and an entertainment center. A wood stove had been inserted into the large stone fireplace.

This level has a walkout door to the ground level. As on the main level there is a bedroom and a full bath here as well. What kid when growing up didn’t imagine living in a tree house? This home is such an intimate part of the forest that if feels more like it took root here instead of having been built. While it may not have been built in a tree, it’s the next best thing. For more information on this home, contact Dave Blanchard, Licensed Associate Broker with Holiday Valley Realty Almost as tall as the trees, this home has such an intimate connection with the forest, it feels as if it grew here. Co. 716-699-2000.

(Pictured left to right) 1. The roomy master bath had a whirlpool tub. 2. The large family room on the ground floor has space for game tables and an entertainment center.

(Pictured left to right) 1. Beautiful woodwork graces the great room. The large bank of windows bring in the view while the fireplace provides warmth. 2. The oak cabinets and large breakfast bar create a handsome efficient kitchen. 3. The master suite has a large bath and a private balcony that sits in the tree tops.

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Olean General Hospital Foundation “Golf to Fight Cancer”

Golfers and dinner guests enjoyed fabulous food, pristine greens, a Mercy Flight flyover, a silent auction, raffles to win PGA and Jet Blue Airway tickets, the putting contest for $1000 Ashley Furniture Home Store Gift Card, and great entertainment with DJ Gary Hendryx. Again, the field and Bartlett Country Club were outfitted with pink representing the multiple cancers which effect so many. It was a proud day for Olean General Hospital as we continue to make a difference in the provision of cancer care for patients in our community.

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The Villager_Ellicottville_May23-May29, 2013 Volume 8 Issue 21  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities