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Volume 09 ~ Issue 19

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5th Annual Rock City Art Show

Music Notes

This Weekend Explore the Largest Exposure of Quartz Conglomerate while Perusing Local Art 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

A-LIST Friday, May 9, 7-11PM MO PORTER Saturday, May 10, 6-10PM NY ROCKIN’ REVIEW Friday, May 16th, 7-11PM STEVIE PROJECT Saturday, May 17th, 6-10PM 25 CENT WING NIGHT IS BACK Monday’s • 4-10pm

There will be approximately 20 vendors set up with wares including everything from soaps, jewelry, porcelain, and lotions. Visitors to the park can also view a “geological spectacle of rock formations.” The Show runs 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday, admission is $5; mother’s enter free of charge. The park is located in Olean, NY. For more information visit (See story, “ROCK’, page 9.)

Zoar Valley Festival

Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 THE OSMONDS May 7 through May 11 Tickets Start at $25

This Weekend in Gowanda Participate in Outdoor Events

The Osmonds at SAC

The Renowned Musical Family Live May 7-11, 2014 in Salamanca

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD Sunday, May 25 at 7 PM Tickets Start at $25 KATEY SAGAL & THE FOREST RANGERS Friday, May 30 at 7 PM Tickets Start at $20 JOHN LEGEND Friday, June 13 at 8 PM Tickets Start at $51 MELISSA ETHERIDGE Sunday, June 22 at 5 PM Tickets Start at $50

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The annual Zoar Valley Festival at Gateway Park in Gowanda celebrates Zoar Valley with kayaking, rafting, hiking, bus tours, live music and more. (See story, “FEST”, page 9.)

The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career—a career that took them from singing barbershop music as children, to achieving success as teen-music idols, to producing a hit television show, and to continued success as solo and group performers. The Osmonds are also devout members

of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and their religious values have influenced their careers. When it began as a barbershop quartet, the group consisted of brothers Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, and Jay Osmond. They were later joined by younger siblings Donny Osmond and Jimmy Osmond. Their only sister Marie Osmond, who rarely sang with her brothers at that time, launched a successful solo career in 1973. Older brothers George Virl Osmond, Jr. (Virl) and Tom Osmond were born deaf and did not originally perform, although they later made occasional appearances, most notably on the See SAC


Condo Split Gets Denied

Sneak Peek


Zoning Board of Appeals will Not Allow Split of Jointly Owned Home

Inside this Issue...

Story by John Thomas, Staff Writer

Inside Business Track... Page 7

Get in the Mood with Ellicottville Stained Glass

The Zoning Board of Appeals met last Thursday to again take up the request of some condo owners to split their jointly owned unit into two separate condos. The families are making the request so one family can sell their half of the unit. The board had taken up the request at its last meeting and The board noted four variances from the zoning laws. Only one of See ZBA

By Chad Neal Ellicottville is a hub for expression. The “je ne sais quoi” of it emulates why there is such a draw for the area. Artists are found all over. One specific artist is Mat Snyder, a builder of stained glass, who has been making his art since childhood. Now he is the owner of Ellicottville Stained Glass, making everything from sun... (Pictured above, one of Snyder’s largest works at Balloon’s bar and restaurant.)

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Routes to Art Brochures Available at Regional Businesses

Returning again for the seventh year, the ever-popular Routes to Art (RTA) open studio tour is scheduled to take place on May 17-18, offering a chance to enjoy the hidden artistic talents of our region. The 2014 event will showcase a wide variety of artwork from forty-two talented artists from across the Twin Tiers. Brochures, which include a map as well as a comprehensive listing of artists and business sponsors, are now available.....



the four variances was allowed, ultimately denying the split of the property.

Annual Ride for St. Jude

Horse Ride Sponsored by Salamanca’s Crosspatch Farm Raises Money for Cancer Research By Kerra Trivieri Though many have been looking forward to the famous Kentucky Derby this month, a more worthwhile cause took place simultaneously and right in Western New York’s backyard. Saturday, May 3, 2014 marked the 21st annual Ride for St. Jude at The Crosspatch Horse Ranch on Baker Road in Salamanca, New York. Coowner and operator of the ranch, Dolly Little, expressed her passion for supporting St. Jude Children’s See RIDE page 9

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Publisher’s Word “Better Days Ahead”


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Finally, it’s May flowers and not April snow showers! Although the weather can be a bit unpredictable this time of year, the regular

appearance of sunny skies are sure to come, along with an influx of golfers, joggers, boaters and hikers. All these “green grassers” depend on nice weather to enjoy their activities, and eventually Father Time will indeed triumph over Mother Nature. Happens every time, you know… Cold and cloudy days do have their advantages, however. It gives me time to start working on some important projects, and I must take advantage before we move into summertime mode. Our sister publication, The Villager – Lakeside edition, will begin her summer/

fall run as our neighbors around Chautauqua Lake start to open their shuttered cottages. Last, but certainly not least, I’ll be checking out the Chamber’s event calendar and making plans for all the awesome affairs they’ve scheduled for our upcoming entertainment. Before you know it, my social dance card will be all filled up! Prior planning prevents poor performance – and boredom. So, dear readers, I heartily recommend you also use this break between seasons to seriously assess your fun-inthe-sun options. It’s never too early to start scheduling! Until next week… JZ

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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 472 - Year to date 38,026

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The Western New York Mountain Biking Association (WNYMBA) is a finalist in the Bell Helmets “Bell Built” grant competition and Ellicottville needs your vote to secure the $33,000 prize, which will help build 2 miles of Flow Trail at Holiday Valley...a great start for expanding the trail system at the resort. Flow Trails are trails with twisty, windy single track, berms, rollers and lots of really fun stuff. These new Flow Trails will not be steep

and are not only for experts; they will be for riders of all ages and abilities and will allow easy access to the miles and miles of the upper mountain trails. If WNYMBA is successful in winning this “Bell Built” grant they will receive $33,000 to build these trails and Holiday Valley will provide funding and services to support the grant.  The proposed Flow Trail will run from Spruce Lake to the bottom of the ski hills and will be free to

use. This is a POPULARITY CONTEST plain and simple so lets show everyone how popular Ellicottville and Holiday Valley are! So here is where you come in: if you are a novice or advanced Mountain Biker, a person who loves outdoor adventure or just someone who loves Ellicottville and Holiday Valley and all that this area has to offer, then we need your vote!! Vote at: http://www.

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Summer Soccer Sign ups; May 10,13, and 20

Get ready…. Get set for Ellicottville Summer Soccer Sign ups for ages 5 thru 17, At the Ellicottville Memorial Library on Maples Rd. in Ellicottville. Sign up dates are Saturday May 10th : 9:00 am-11:00 am • Tuesday May 13th: 5:00-8:00 pm • Tuesday May 20th: 5:00-8:00 pm. Sign Up Fees: Family plan: 1st & 2nd child - $25/ea. • 3rd child - $20 • 4th child – FREE You Must Make It To One Of The Signup Dates! Signup Forms Will Not Be Accepted After May 19th! No Exceptions Any questions??? Call Debbie Golley at 699- 4526 Or SEE Michelle Cortez

Local Food Drive Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive; May 10

Saturday May 10th The USPS and the United Church of Ellicottville Community Food Pantry will be hosting Stamp out Hunger Food Drive. Items can be left at the Ellicottville Post Office.

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Routes to Art

Routes to Art Brochures Available at Regional Businesses

s Returning again for the e seventh year, the everd popular Routes to Art (RTA) open studio tour is scheduled t to take place on May 17-18, e offering a chance to enjoy r the hidden artistic talents of l our region. The 2014 event e will showcase a wide variety g of artwork from forty-two u talented artists from across e the Twin Tiers. ! Brochures, which r include a map as well as . a comprehensive listing y of artists and business s sponsors, are now available o to the public free of charge at - all of the regional businesses r who are sponsoring Routes ! to Art: Fox Financial and Z Crafty Squirrel Designs in Olean; Register Graphics in Randolph; Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, Ellicottville Times Newspaper, Alexandra, The City Garage Ski Shop, Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley, The Purple Doorknob, and Katy’s Cafe in Ellicottville; Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Seneca Gaming and Entertainment, Ohi:yo’ Gallery, Nu 4 you Native Treasures,

and Wildwood Grill in Salamanca; Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning, and Tourism in Little Valley; and The American Museum of Cutlery, and Bank of Cattaraugus in Cattaraugus. Brochures can be also picked up at the arts council at 100 W. Main St. in Allegany and at all participating RTA artists on the weekend of the tour. Routes to Art is an annual, self-guided, open-studio artists’ tour taking place across Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation and produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. During RTA weekend, artists will open their homes, studios, and businesses to welcome visitors and present their work. As always, the event is free and open to the public. Visitors who have enjoyed the tour in previous years can expect to see many of their perennial favorites in 2014 and also discover a host of exciting new talent. Firsttime artists this year include Jennie Acklin and Annie Widger, John Balacki, Denise

Drummond, Holly John, Kimberly Mehta, Thomas Militello, Mat Snyder, Sarah Walker, Carey Ann Welch, and Mikel Wintermantel. Artist studios will be open from 10am to 5pm on May 17 and 18. RTA offers a wonderful opportunity to discover some of the hidden cultural talents that Cattaraugus County has to offer. Visitors can view and purchase a variety of work but also enjoy the unique experience of watching artists as they create. For more information about Routes to Art and to request or print a brochure, visit or contact CCAC at info@ or 716372-7455.  The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served the greater Cattaraugus County region for more than 15 years with quality arts programs and services. CCAC is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts and by members and donors. For more information, see

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Fighting Polio

Local Rotary Clubs Fight Polio Worldwide; May 16

Over the last 25 years, due to worldwide efforts of over 20 million volunteers, the incidence of polio has been reduced by 99%. 3 billion children have been saved from paralysis and death. This last year India was finally declared polio free! Unfortunately, despite these efforts, polio still exists in a handful of countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Rotary International, along with other groups, has been

dedicated to eradicating this devastating disease. For every dollar raised, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation makes a matching contribution. As part of this continuing program, the Ellicottville, Salamanca and Olean Rotary clubs are holding a fundraiser to help. Please join us on Friday, May 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Regina Quick Art Center of St. Bonaventure University for a night of fun, music, dessert and wonderful art.

Your $30 dollar contribution will get you a variety of desserts and beer/wine/ water/coffee. There will be live music from Beatles cover band “Not Norman” and everyone can view the fantastic artwork displayed at the Center. If you haven’t seen it, it’s, quite the treat! Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Jack at 945-2283. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Hope to see you at this fun-filled and worthy event.

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The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) today announced the start of a longterm closure of a portion of Interstate 86, between Exits 21 and 23 on the Allegany Territory of the Seneca Nation, Cattaraugus County. The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 12. This closure is expected to last for approximately five months. “Due to the constraints of the job site and the proximity of the Allegheny River, the only feasible alternative to reconstruct this portion of the highway is to close both lanes in each direction”, said

Darrell Kaminski, Region Director. “The project is a part of Governor Cuomo’s Driver’s First Initiative. Working with our contractor, Union Concrete Construction Corporation, we will strive to reduce the duration of the closure as much as possible”. As a result of the Interstate 86 closure, eastbound and westbound traffic will be directed to follow a posted detour using NY Route 417. Temporary traffic signals have been installed at the intersection of Route 417 and Business Route 219 at Exit 23 and also at the intersection of Route 417 (Wildwood Avenue) and

Route 219 (Central Avenue) in the City of Salamanca. Due to the increase in traffic, the temporary signals will help control traffic at these intersections Motorists are advised to expect delays and to follow the posted speed limit along the detour route. This $21 million project to improve Interstate 86 began in March. The project consists of a major rehabilitation of the road surface, as well as minor bridge rehabilitation and the reconstruction of the eastbound on and off ramps at exit 20 near the Seneca Allegany Casino. Construction is expected to conclude in fall 2014.

Elkdale CC Winners Men’s MGA Spring Scramble Winners

Winners - Arlon Georger, Jay Koniak, Pete Weishan, Bill Peterson gross scramble Score of 61 Runner up teams at 63 -Dan Smith, John Zurek, Eamonn Ryan, Jeff Pond Jr., Jim Skudlarek score 63. Wade Spruce, Chris Mendell, Doug Prey, Bob Wylie, Jamie Pierece 63 For full results go to h t t p : / / w w w. e l k d a l e c c . com/05042014-mga-springscramble.html

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From top left to right: Joe Machi, Jackie Kashian, Sean Keane, Kelly MacFarland, Andi Smith, Harrison Greenbaum, Calise Hawkins, Andy Hendrickson, Andy Sandford, Mark Normand, Jim Tews, Kelly Collette, Myq Kaplan, Keith Alberstadt, Josh Gondelman

JAMESTOWN, NY – May 6, 2014 – The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy has released its first comedy album, Live From Jamestown: Late Night @ Lucy Comedy Fest. The album, which was recorded during the 2013 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud and anywhere comedy content is sold. Physical copies of the album ($10) may also be purchased at the Lucy Desi Museum gift shop at 2 W. 3rd Street or online at Performed and recorded over three nights of “Comedy Late Night” (including new, uncensored material) in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY, Live From Jamestown features the talents of Myq Kaplan, Jackie Kashian, Mark Normand, Joe Machi, Sean Keane, Kelly MacFarland, Harrison Greenbaum, Andi Smith, Calise Hawkins, Keith Alberstadt, Josh Gondelman, Andy Hendrickson, Kelly Collette, Jim Tews and Andy Sandford. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival embodies Lucille Ball’s vision for

her hometown to support contemporary comedy of all kinds and showcase rising new talent. To hear free sample tracks, visit the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival SoundCloud page at: lucilleballcomedyfestival. Additionally, Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge (10 E. 4th Street) will be hosting an album release party on Wednesday, May 7 from 5pm-8pm. Raffles of comedy albums and festival tickets will be awarded to attendees every half hour. Rooftop Comedy, based in San Francisco, co-produced Live From Jamestown in 2013 and will be returning in 2014 to record a second album featuring the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Rooftop Comedy records, produces and distributes live comedy performances and scripted original comedy series from some of today’s best comedic talents, and also produces original event programming for comedic events and festivals. Confirmed comedians for Comedy Late Night in 2014 include Caroline Rhea,

Andrew Norelli, Carmen Lynch, Kerri Louise, Moody McCarthy, Mike Brody and Pete Lee. To purchase tickets to this year’s Comedy Late Night series ($15 each night) on August 7, 8, and 9 at 10:30pm, call the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy box office at (716)484-0800 or visit www.lucycomedyfest. com. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is the first pillar in a four-pillar Legacy of Laughter vision for the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, including a comedic arts education program, a comedy film festival and the establishment of the first National Comedy Center. The 2014 festival will feature performances by Jay Leno, Lucie Arnaz, Tom Cotter, a Stand-Up Showcase featuring comedian Caroline Rhea, the return of Comedy Late Night co-produced by Rooftop Comedy and over 50 events in five days. Past festivals have featured Ray Romano, Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Black, Bill Engvall, Kathleen Madigan, Billy Gardell, Joan Rivers, Paula Poundstone, Tammy Pescatelli, and many more. Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY honors the legacy of “The First Couple of Comedy” with the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy. The museum attraction is open seven days a week, and features replica sets, Lucille Ball’s Emmy awards, costumes, rare memorabilia, and much more. Tripling in size in 2006, the mission of the museum and center for comedy is to preserve the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of love and laughter through its commitment to the development of the comedic arts. For additional information on the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, as well as its online gift shop, visit

Mother’s Day at H.V.

Mother’s Day is May 11 and everyone knows moms love Holiday Valley! Sky High, golf, hiking, John Harvard’s Brew House...make it memorable. ~ Mother’s Day Getaway Package starts at $105 pp/do ~ Lodging at the Inn or Tamarack, 2 tickets to Sky High, pool, hot tub, and NO DISHES to wash! Book online or call 800-323-0020

GOACC Garage Sale Community-Wide Garage Sale Date Set; May 17

OLEAN -- The officials at For anyone who is also fax information to 372Greater Olean Area Chamber interested in holding a garage 7912 or email info@oleanny. of Commerce have scheduled sale at their home, they need com. the Community-Wide Garage to register their address with Below are some tips for Sale on Saturday, May 17, GOACC to be placed on a successful communityfrom 9 AM until 4 PM. The the garage sale map for a wide garage sale: Have a Chamber is encouraging $3 fee.  GOACC will need good variety of items; Have people to get up in their attics, address, and a short list of bargain prices - that’s what basements, and garages and items that the home would garage sales are all about; start sorting and cleaning. be selling.  Deadline to enter Clean everything - make Betty Burrows, Program is Wednesday, May 14 at sure the items are clean Associate at GOACC states, NOON.  Maps depicting and in good condition; Tag “Garage sales are very well the locations of the garages Everything; Be Neat; Be attended events.  More than sales, will be available on ready to negotiate; Keep 131 houses participated Friday, May 16 and also will Records and Safeguard your last year and more than 227 be handed out from GOACC money and valuables. maps were handed out.  We office on the morning of the For more information encourage residents to hold sales, beginning at 7 AM. on the garage sale, please garage sales at their homes or Mail or drop off garage sale contact the Greater Olean join with neighbors to hold information to GOACC, 120 Area Chamber of Commerce block sales.” North Union Street. You may at 716/372-4433.  

Book Club

The Ellicottville Library Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The May 14th book is “A Fierce Radiance” by Lauren Belfer. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. New members are always welcome to join this relaxed and informal group!

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Music Spotlight Checking Out the Tunes & Other Stuff in Ellicottville

Written By: Robby & Sherman Wilkens

April and our version of MUD SEASON has come to an end. With all the neat hats watching, California Chrome has won The Kentucky Derby and this colt looks like a potential Triple Crown winner. Our golf season has begun and it really isn’t a bad start. Yes, we have had a bit more rain than we would like. However, the ground crews at both Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Course and Elkdale Country Club are doing a good job of dealing with our moisture problems, so both courses are in pretty good shape. Holiday Valley’s back nine opened last Saturday, in time for the beginning of Men’s League and is in OK shape. Call either location for a T time, then get out and enjoy the good times that a round of golf brings to those who play. Our music line up and other FUN STUFF is also going quite well. After a pretty good time with The Ya Gotta Regatta last weekend, we will have another neat and FUN time this week. Starting today Thursday May 8, 2014 through Wednesday May14, 2014 we will have seven Bands, three, maybe five DJ’s, a really neat Mothers Day Appreciation Party plus multiple meal and drink specials offered in all of the wonderful restaurants and clubs located here in the Ellicottville area. THURSDAY the week starts off in the usual way with one band and a DJ that will include a Karaoke show. The FUN begins at 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill with Fred & Tuck doing their usual, neat and good time acoustic, classic, folk rock to country music show. Neat cover tunes done in their unique and FUN style will, as always, create another really FUN night of music in The Gin Mill. Then at 9:00 PM Thursday, The PUB in Great Valley will again have DJ Felony

and his Karaoke Show entertaining their patrons. As always, The PUB Patrons will have two options. Be part of the gig or just kick back and enjoy the FUN times this gig creates. Moving to FRIDAY, when we will have three band performances and one or two DJ’s doing their thing. Balloons starts us off at 7:00 PM with The A List, a veteran five-piece classic to pop to southern rock band from Niagara Falls. They play cover tunes from the last sixty years in the style and manor of the original artists. You will hear and enjoy every thing from KC & The Sunshine Band to Skynyrd, Dobie Gray to Steely Dan, Rod Stewart to Journey and a whole bunch more. Following The A List a DJ will take over from Balloons Sound & Light Booth playing neat danceable tunes that will keep the good times flowing in Balloons till close. Returning to 8:00 PM Friday when Madigans will be hosting Big Ken’s, Chance and Ken’s Mothers Day Appreciation Party featuring the music of Buck Wild. This four-piece southern to classic rock to country band features former members of The Oliverio Family Band. Their music, as we said, is a neat blend of southern rock to country cover tunes that are performed in a very crowd involved way. They will make a really neat Mother’s Day Party happen in Madigans this Saturday. In, around and following Buck Wild, DJ Shane O’Mac will keep The Party & Fun flowing by playing Madigans Party Favorites through Madigans neat sound system. Then at 9:00 PM Friday The Gin Mill will have RT Live on stage doing his acoustic version of many folk rock classics and country rock tunes. As we always say, when billed as RT Live, RT should be a solo act. However, one or two other local musicians such as Bongos Freddie and or Retro Lil Joey might join in creating an even better and more FUN Gin Mill music night. Our weekend now moves to SATURDAY which will feature two bands and one or two DJ’s. First at 6:00 PM Balloons will have Mo Porter return to Balloons music stage. Mo Porter, an Ellicottville favorite band headlined by Chuck and Mark, who are the heart and

soul of this Rock N Bluzey party promoting and totally FUN band, will be playing classic rock to blues tunes in a really neat, party time way. When Mo Porter finishes wowing the Balloons Crowd, a DJ will keep the party going from Balloons Sound & Light Booth with FUN danceable tunes and party promoting antics till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Saturday in The Gin Mill when The Olean Band West will take the stage. This super classic rock band has done gigs in and around Ellicottville many years. Ron and Terry, who make West what it is, always put on a FUN Rock N Roll Show. Their mainly cover tunes from the last several decades are done in their unique Style. West is a Gin Mill Regular Band and they really put on a great show. Then like the last few weeks, depending on the crowd that shows up Madigans may have DJ Cobra Con take over The Sound System with Club Madigans till close. SUNDAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY will be music free. However, there are some neat meal specials available. Balloons will have their twenty-five cent wings available from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM MONDAY for all of Ellicottville’s’ Chicken Wing Fans. Add to that, Balloons wonderful pizza and the neat tunes played through their wonderful Sound System, WOW, the meal and music enjoyment on Monday in Balloons will be very good. Then TUESDAY, which as we said is also music free, will have Taco Tuesday taking place in Madigans. Jay’s excellent Tacos served at only one dollar each are a great reason to visit Madigans on Tuesday evening. WEDNESDAY at 8:00 PM our week of music becomes complete when Joe Wagner & Pink Gary London return to The Gin Mill with their traditional, acoustic classic to folk to southern rock music show. Acoustic cover tunes done in Joe and Gary’s excellent & entertaining style will, as always, include some acoustic Pink Floyd. This Gin Mill Wednesday tradition of music & FUN at times might have another local musician or two such as Retro Lil Joey and Bongo’s Freddie join in. Wednesday is another of The Gin Mills great nights filled with music and FUN. C U Round The Music Scene Good Stuff No Worries.


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The Salamanca Farmers’ Market is held in Jefferson Park, 12 Park Avenue, Salamanca, NY. The market meets on Tuesdays from May 16 to October 31, 2014. The market opens at 11am and closes at 5pm. They offer vegetables and fruits in season, baked goods, cut flowers, potted plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets, honey, maple syrup and maple products, some handmade crafts ( woodworking), jams and jellies. Pasture raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb is a definite possibility this year. The market has been in existence for about 20 years. Proximity to Allegany State Park allows campers to shop for local produce.  EBT terminal, Farmers Market Nutrition coupons for Seniors and WIC, WIC fruit and vegetable checks. Visa and

Mastercard are also accepted. Olean’s Farmers Market held at Tractor Supply, 1900 Constitution Avenue, Olean, NY on Fridays, 2-7pm, has been formed by longtime vendors at other markets. All produce is locally grown by family farms in Western New York, guaranteed. In addition to seasonal vegetables and fruit, there is an extensive baked goods display by an Amish family, also some craft items by the Amish. Maple and honey products, hanging baskets, garden plants, handmade crafts(woodworking), jams and jellies are also offered. Pasture raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb is a definite possibility this year.  EBT terminal, Farmers Market Nutrition coupons for Seniors and WIC, WIC fruit and vegetable checks. Visa and Mastercard are also

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Architectural Spotlight Guts and Glory

Story and photos By John Thomas Staff Writer All too rare is a home that combines hand built quality with upgraded materials, and contemporary style. This one does and the result is spectacular. The owner started construction in 2008 and finished it a year and a half later. He set it on 7.5 acres of rolling property with a view of the Enchanted Mountains. The 17-foot deep pond is feed by a spring that cascades down a 12-foot waterfall, and is stocked with trout and grass carp. The long driveway assures privacy, and the extensive yard gives you room to stretch out. The foundation of the home is set on a rubber membrane to block radon gas; the basement walls are heavyduty 12” cinderblock. Inside the home the quality details are more aesthetic. Dominating the living room is a 17x17 foot fieldstone wood-

burning fireplace. It nearly reaches the 19-foot coffered ceiling. Hardwood floors add warmth to the room, and a pair of glass French doors lead to the deck. Oak trims the windows throughout the home. In the kitchen custom cherry cabinets are combined with Brazilian granite counters. The stainless steel appliances are all upgraded, from the gas fired oven, to the side-byside refrigerator. An island doubles as a work counter and breakfast bar. At the far end the dining nook is nestled in a bay window. The formal dining room is large enough for serious entertaining or intimate candlelight suppers. The master bedroom’s angled ceiling, and dormered windows give it almost a monastery effect; a good trick in a space this roomy. The master bath is bright and cheery with oak woodwork, a shower stall, and a footed antique cast-iron bathtub. Upstairs are three bedrooms

and a full bath. There is attic space here as well, and the roof is insulated to R31 specs. All the windows in the home are energy efficient Anderson windows. The house is warmed buy geo thermal heat. Speakers for the entertainment system can be found in the main rooms, front porch and back deck. There are numerous phone and TV jacks throughout. So well insulated is the home that the owners told me, over this last severe winter, their energy bills remained low. This home meets energy star specifications, and goes a long way to prove that a sustainably built, efficient home can be stylish and comfortable as well. For more information on this unit contact Melanie Pritchard Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at ERA Team VP Real Estate 716480-8409.

(Pictured Top, Left to Right) 1. The combination of brick and vinyl siding contemporize the colonial exterior. Count the arrows that point up. 2. The angled ceiling and dormered windows create a monastery effect in the master bedroom. 3. A 17-foot waterfall cascades into the stocked pond.

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Beat on the Street: What was the Craziest Thing You’ve Ever Seen at the Great Valley Firemen’s Regatta?

By Chad Neal

Every year, there is an onslaught of revelers inundating the town of Great Valley. Thousands of canoes, kayaks, homemade rafts and blow up rafts are carted into campsites around the area of the Route 219/98 intersection in Great Valley where the Volunteer Fire Department hosts the annual Regatta that draws a plethora of floaters and paddlers from all over the world. The event was even documented on a cable television show a few years ago called the Art Mann Project. There are many stories that are recalled after the huge floating party gets back to their giant campsite parties. During the race down the Great Valley creek the participants get to stop at any and/ or all of the pit stops along the way. These pit stops are also huge parties as they are beer stops for the boaters to refill their souvenir plastic beer mug. Many people just go to the pit stops to root on the racers/ drunken boaters. Although some of the regatta paddlers don’t imbibe during the huge mayhem that is the Great Valley Firemen’s Regatta it is generally a gigantic alcoholic jamboree. What was the craziest thing you’ve ever seen at the Great Valley Firemen’s Regatta?

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Carolyn B.- A man who couldn’t swim leapt into Dennis W.- I saw two men the water anyway, when the in a boat, without any canoe tilted and his cans of beer. I still can’t believe it! beer went overboard.

Nate K.- Paddle fight..guy was hitting a dude with a paddle. He dropped the paddle and the other dude picked it up and baseball bat swings it, hits the guy in the head and the paddle shatters everywhere. And seeing boobs when I was 12.

Jennifer A.- Pit stop #3 aka the Woodmancy Farm. After most of the participants had come and gone, these two guys arrive and get stuck (the water was low that year). The guy in the front gets out to move them along, and basically takes them around in a complete circle. This is because the guy in the back is a bit hefty, and this canoe is not about to move with him anchoring it down. This does not stop the hefty guy from telling the circling guy that he is an idiot. Which starts an argument which I’m sure could have lead to a fight, but both were so drunk they couldn’t even start anything. So after a bit more arguing, and a few more circles, they got on their way. Funniest thing I’ve seen at the regatta. And let’s not forget those who face away from the creek to pee, but fail to notice the big white house in front of them.

Donna G.- I saw a guy (if that’s what you would call it) strip down to his birthday suit and was all hairy from head to toe.. Literally!! This was at pit stop #5.

Campbell D.- One year, I saw two guys on drugs get mad because a car was stuck in the mud and couldn’t be moved. So they dumped gas all over it, lit it on fire and blew it up. It was awesome. (The story is a lot more elaborate, but that’s the core.)

Inside Business Track Get in the Mood with Ellicottville Stained Glass

By Chad Neal Ellicottville is a hub for expression. The “je ne sais quoi” of it emulates why there is such a draw for the area. Artists are found all over. One specific artist is Mat Snyder, a builder of stained glass, who has been making his art since childhood. Now he is the owner of Ellicottville Stained Glass, making everything from sun catchers to large pieces that take months to fabricate and install. The Villager sat down with Snyder to dig his brain and find out why he does what he does. His roots began with his mother Cathy Haar who owned the Elicottville Glass Shop in the 1887 building

some years ago. Snyder would be there with her learning the craft. He started cutting glass when he was very young. “I can’t tell you when exactly,” Snyder said, “but I was young.” His love for the art faded a bit during his adolescence and young adulthood, but it came back strong upon returning from a stint out west. Snyder is a learned chef and works still in a couple kitchens in Ellicottville. “In 1999 I moved back from Califonia looking to do art instead of being a chef, it’s always been a passion of mine growing up around stained glass and doing it for well over 30 years. It’s when I decided that is what I really want to do.” Snyder has several pieces

hanging around his shop/ gallery/ home on Sugar town road, where he will have an open house for the Routes to Art weekend. Snyder gains most of his clients through word of mouth, but he does have a facebook page to show off his works as well. {Ellicottville Stained Glass Shop} When folks go into Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub in Ellicottville and take a gander at the ceiling above the bar they will notice one of Snyder’s largest works. “Balloon’s needed something over the bar to light it up,” Snyder explained, “based on the Northern Lights, I used a light glass in the background and a freeform use of colors and abstracts. It came out really cool. A lot of dealing with glass is overcoming negative space. Color is energy and it is manipulating light through different shades of tone and color.” Snyder also has a grand piece at ECMC in Buffalo. “Four big windows, five feet a piece in the Cancer Recovery Room. They opted for a “feng shui”, because the view was the rooftop of another part of the hospital. The room was painted with a beach scene for a calming See GLASS page 9

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Pregnancy Nutrition Best Foundation Besides the foods mentioned above, a protein smoothie with protein powder like Love and Peas and Nature’s Harvest mixed with hemp seeds, spirulina, rice milk or coconut milk, organic coconut oil, your favorite fruit and some walnuts and sesame seeds can make up to 50% or more of the necessary protein intake. A good quality multivitamin with folic acid like Nature’s Prenatal, formulated for pregnant and lactating women with 800mcg of folic acid and ginger to soothe the stomach. Omega 3 oils, from fish or flax seeds to provide essential food for the brain and nervous system. Alfalfa, alfalfa is rich in trace minerals, an excellent source of these important minerals during pregnancy. Alfalfa can even help with anemia and morning sickness. Dandelion is very good for the liver. It has vitamin A, B and E and it is rich in calcium, iron and potassium. It is also a mild, safe diuretic for moderate water retention during pregnancy. Liquid Chlorophyll ES is a great nutrient to add to water every day. Red Raspberry, I love this herb. It is widely used in Europe by the medical community to support the reproductive organs during pregnancy. It is recommended after the 5th month. Red Raspberry acts as a mild astringent, it helps to tone the uterine muscle and build strength for the delivery. According to Steve Horne, this tonic also helps reduce risk of miscarriage, eases morning sickness and supplies the body with trace elements, especially manganese, which is considered the bonding element between mother and baby. Yellow Dock helps the body assimilate iron more efficiently. When combined with alfalfa it can be very helpful in preventing anemia. Minerals are crucial for baby’s formation of tissues, muscle and more. Some great ways to get minerals include taking Ionic Minerals. The mineral Iodine is another well researched mineral essential for a healthy baby. It is very beneficial for their brain development and mental improvement according to some clinical studies. Organic iodine can be found in Kelp,

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In addition the board had requested documents from the families attorney stating how Cont. From Cover some of the problems with the split would be addressed. The board had given the families until April 14 to supply the had found the request posed documents. some vexing problems: what Mr. Carl Calarco P.E. was on if the new owner paints their hand to represent the owner’s half a different color? What interests. The requested happens when the building documents had not been given needs a new roof? to the board by the time of last In addition the request would weeks meeting. Mr. Calarco need four variances from stated he did not know why the the zoning laws. Variance 1 documents had not arrived, but would be to allow a lot size mentioned the town attorney of only 13,999 square feet had been in contact with the where the Town Zoning law attorney for the families. Mr. requires a minimum lot size Calarco made it clear that he of 15,000 square feet. The would work with the board second variance concerns the to get the board to grant the setbacks for the buildings. variances; even offering to set Zoning laws require a 15-foot up a homeowners association setback on each side, but the between the two families. He building has a setback of 13.9 indicated the homeowner’s feet on the east property line association agreement could and 14.82 feet on the west line.  spell out all the concerns The third variance needed the board may have. As the would be to allow parking in debate ensued the board came the front lot to come to only up with even more concerns 1.93 feet of the front property regarding the request that line.  The zoning laws call might not be spelled out in the for a distance of 35 feet.  The HOA agreement: What if one final variance concerns usable owner wants to tear his half open space.  The owners are down, or build higher? Who requesting only 26% of the lot will handle mowing the lawn? to be dedicated as usable open One chief concern was that space.  The zoning laws states one set of owners would likely that a residential lot have a have to have access to the other minimum of 50% useable unit if repairs are needed. One open space. board member was concerned

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Story From Cover By Sharon Turano Visitors to Rock City Park May 10 and 11 will not only be able to experience nature’s art, but also the work of area crafters. The fifth annual Rock City Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 10am to 5pm Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 at the park that boasts the world’s largest exposure of quartz conglomerate, 45 minutes of hiking trails, a museum, fluorescent rock room and gift shop. Admission is $5 for the show, but mothers are free. There will be approximately 20 vendors set up with wares including everything from soaps, jewelry, porcelain, and lotions. Visitors to the park can also view a “geological spectacle of


Story From Cover This annual festival at Gateway Park in Gowanda celebrates Zoar Valley with kayaking, rafting, hiking, bus tours, live music and more. Come hang out and have some fun on the water or join in one of the three races that will be held. You can put your paddling skills to the test in the raft race, the kayak race or the canoe race and peruse the vendors and enjoy the music provided by Fingers X’d (crossed) as well as other local talent. You can also take a ride down the famous Cattaraugus Creek with the Zoar Valley Paddling Club or


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Cont. From Page 7 place. I used the glass and light to continue with the calming effect for the room with palm trees and the beach still there.” he conveyed. Snyder explained to The Villager that each piece of glass has different textures, colors and waves. He uses space that is unused and he says that it produces an energy using colors by the way the light comes through the glass. “Light is a healing tool. Light and color affects moods and thoughts.” He said, “If you look at stained glass

rock formations,” reports the Enchanted Mountain website. It states the “prehistoric ocean floor” that is the park draws thousands annually to view the formations. Some of those include a balancing rock and more. “It’s beautiful,” said employee Carl Murphy, adding the park is a wonder, right in Olean. He said in addition to daily guests, the park has hosted weddings, scouts, reunions and more. It is also great, he said, for a family day. “It’s a nice family time,” he said, adding the price allows families to enjoy a day out together inexpensively that can last hours since they can walk trails and bring a picnic, along with visiting a new 5,000 square foot building where they can learn the history of the park, watch a video and more. “It’s magnificent,” he said. Theresa Smith, also a park representative, agreed. “Rock City Park has been

considered the eighth wonder of the world and happens to be located right in our backyard,” she said. “How lucky we are,” she added. The park was first operated in 1890 by Traction Line, a rail system, and it featured the Bon Air Hotel and dance pavilion, states the park’s website. Those visiting used to be able to also enjoy an amusement park. The park is now owned by Dale and Cindy Smith, who have made improvements to the park, said Murphy. The park is open from 9am to 6pm daily from May to October. The park pavilion can be rented, and group tours are available. It is located at 505 Route 16, south of Olean. Season tickets are $12, or daily tickets are $5 per person. Children’s tickets are $3. Groups and season discounts are also available. For more information about the park, visit its website at

sign up to join the group! At 9am the Zoar Valley Paddling Club booth opens with an opportunity for you to join the club and some of the areas most knowledgeable whitewater kayakers. Zoar Valley Paddling Club is a whitewater kayaking and paddling non-profit organization in Western New York and North Western Pennsylvania. Our purpose is promoting and practicing proper paddling and safety, organizing and holding club activities and events, aiding in river protection and conservation, and introducing river sports to new members. At 10am you can take a guided hike through Zoar Valley and into one of the WNY’s most scenic gorges. If hiking is not your thing, local historian Phil

Pelan will also be hosting a bus ride through Zoar Valley at 10am and 12pm. Music entertainment will begin at 2pm with Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band. Also at 2pm will be the Raft Race (the festival provides the rafts for you.) The Canoe Race begins at 2:30pm and the Kayak Race at 2:45pm (you must bring your canoe or kayak.) Music continues into the evening with the John Stoneman Band at 4pm and at 6pm enjoy music by the 2nd Time Around Performers. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please go to GowandaChamber. com for application. For more information on this event please visit

family Christmas specials from the 1970s. All of the Osmonds were born in their hometown of Ogden, Utah except the youngest, Jimmy, who was born in Canoga Park, California. The group has sold 102 million records

worldwide. The Osmonds will be performing Live at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Wednesday May 7th through Sunday May 11th. Tickets Start at $25 and can be bought at

towards a higher survival rate over the past 50 years. It is places like The Crosspatch and people like Dolly Little and her husband, Jim, that help contribute to the advancement of curing and preventing this disease. The Ride for St. Jude takes place each May on the first Saturday of the month. This year’s ride raised $600 with help from its nine riders that participated in the event. The day included over two hours of relaxing horseback riding through different trails, a yard sale, and a lunch break in between. To date, the event has raised approximately $18,500, a number truly to be proud of. The Crosspatch is open yearround and offers a variety of services based on the season. These services - by appointment - include sleigh rides in the winter along with horseback riding, leek picking, overnight trips, weddings, and

much more during the warmer months. “Our motto is ‘bringing the West to the East,” explained Little. “Summer is fast approaching and The Crosspatch is such a beautiful place for families to schedule an appointment for one of the many events we offer. Like our website explains, we really do fulfill dreams and help others. Every visit is a great opportunity to make new friends, connect with old ones, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.” The Crosspatch is one of the area’s best kept secrets, a local gem. The next event to take place will be the Little Valley Riders Club Memorial Day Trail ride (dates TBA), which includes a steak dinner and is open to the public. For more information, Jim and Dolly Little can be contacted at 716-938-6313 or visit www.

first thing in the morning it looks totally different when the sun moves across the sky. At night it looks like a painting.” Snyder told The Villager that stained glass has been around for hundreds of years and that it had a “resurgence in the 1970s”. You can see the difference in the glass from today and days past. The styles can vary from traditional to more contemporary. I like to use funky things with the use of colors that aren’t nearly as traditional, and sometimes I like just playing with the glass and playing with the colors, because using the negative spaces and filling it up with color will help accent someone’s home or business.”

Snyder told The Villager that he enjoys collaborating with his clients to mix ideas. “Using their vision and my vision and meeting somewhere in the middle. With art every piece is different.” he asserted and finished saying that stained glass is a dying art form, “because people are buying things that are pre-made that don’t have thought put into them. I do stained glass very traditionally in my methods, but it has something that has gone by the wayside. It’s easy for someone to buy a pre-made piece, but it’s really cool to have the opportunity to work with someone to get what they want, one of a kind, to pass down, something you can’t buy at a department store.”

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Community Calender May 7-11 Seneca Allegany Casino presents The Osmonds One of show business’s most famous families, The Osmonds, will deliver five days of music, fun and excitement with Merrill, Jay and Jimmy Osmond from Wednesday, May 7 through Sunday, May 11 at Seneca Allegany Events Center. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now. The Osmonds have tackled most any genre throughout their nearly 50 years of shows – everything from barbershop to country to pop. Merrill is the family’s unique lead voice and bassist, Jay is famous for his talent on the drums, and Jimmy – the youngest of the family and fellow singer – produces the hit tours. Show Schedule: Wednesday, May 7, 1:30 pm • Thursday, May 8, 1:30 pm • Friday, May 9, 7 pm • Saturday, May 10, 7 pm • Sunday, May 11, 1:30 pm Tickets for upcoming shows are available for purchase at Seneca Casino box offices,, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information on this event please visit

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO ALL DOG OWNERS IN THE TOWN AND VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE Please notice that I am in the process of updating my records to include all dogs harbored in Ellicottville. I recently sent out notices to residents who have registered dogs in the past but have not continued to do so. I apologize that some of the notices are very old and your dogs may no longer be with you, however, I would appreciate it if you would get back to me and let me know the status of the dog. In these cases, a simple phone call will be sufficient. In addition, I am aware of many dogs in our community that have never been licensed. By law, all dogs within New York State, four months of age or older, unless otherwise exempted must be licensed. The licensing process is very simple and inexpensive. All that is needed is proof that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. Please bring proof that your dog has been spayed or neutered and the licensing fee is less. After the dog is licensed, you will receive an annual renewal notice by mail. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me at 699-2240. Robyn George, Town Clerk

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Do you have a digital camera that seems a little overwhelming? Are you confused by all the numbers and menus? Well, this is the class for you. This is a two night class to cover all you need to know to start running your camera like a pro. We’ll cover exposure, creative controls, transferring your photos to a computer, and printing those photos. You need an adjustable DSLR camera. No prerequisite. This class will be held on May 6th and 13th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost is $20.00 – register at the library

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