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Volume 13 ~ Issue 21

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The newest addition to Ellicottville just celebrated a successful and well received first week of business. The massive building right on the 219 as you turn to head north was built from the ground up, according to owner Bill Bursee during an interview with The Villager. The new restaurant and brewery was Bursee’s dream for the past five years and it’s been in the making for three years since he purchased the property and brought Steelbound Brewery and Distillery to fruition.

Bursee’s vision is to bring Buffalo to Ellicottville as he grew up in the Nickel City. This is his first time owning a restaurant and he expressed his excitement to be part of the community and share what he has to offer. His craft beer has been in production and sold wholesale since January and he has several other beers from all over the state of New York on tap as well. Bursee asserted that his idea is to make Steelbound a destination in and of itself. All the products are See “BREW” Page 7

Fun Run For The Arts Elisa’s Fun Run for the Arts 2018

By Kerra Trivieri

The Ellicottville community will run once again to honor the memory of late Elisa B. Hughey - local artist, athlete, strong mother and wife - this June. The 2nd annual Elisa’s Fun Run for the Arts will take place on Saturday, June 9th and the starting line will be at the gazebo right in the heart of Ellicottville at the corner of Washington and Jefferson streets. Hughey, whose career spanned many interests, was a lifelong athlete and avid runner even during her brave fight against cancer. Before opening a decor store with her husband, she spent her twenties as a grade school art teacher and later worked as an Interior Designer. Her art has been displayed at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and among all of these accomplishments, perhaps her most memorable one was being an amazing woman who loved life and Because of the generosity of those around her fully. “Elisa’s Fun Run for the Arts is the community, last year’s run just one way to honor and embrace raised $10,000, which allowed for two $500 scholarships to be awarded to two high school seniors in the area.

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Gallery Offers Saturday Crafts EVGV Trail Designated 501 (c) (3) Gallery 14731 Offers Art Classes Through August By Brooke Szpaicher

Are you looking for an activity to do on the weekends with the kids or with some friends? Gallery FRED & TUCK 14731 is calling all artists for Thursday, May 17th, 8PM Saturday Crafts. Starting next JOE QUICK weekend, Gallery 14731 will be Friday, May 18th, 9PM offering Saturday Crafts that will rotate activities each week. MO PORTER Gallery 14731 has been part Saturday, May 19th, 9PM of the village since the fall of WAGNER & WINSTON 2015. The gallery was originally Wednesday, May 23rd, 8PM located in the Kwik Fil plaza until The first Saturday Crafts will last summer when their current For more information on this take place May 26 from 1-5pm, location opened on the main street week’s music, see page 6 featuring egg carton flowers. of shops at 14 Washington Street. After speaking with Emily, Gallery 14731’s owner, I was able to learn a little more of what the galley has to offer and the future craft classes coming up! Emily grew up in Buffalo and would come down to Inside this Issue... ski every weekend since she was little. She always loved art and Business Spotlight: Artisan Mezcal... Page 5 wanted to open a gallery, and what better place than Ellicottville, New CHQ Co. Native Brings High Quality Spirits to the States York! “Throughout the year we display

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Parks and Beautification Committee Chairperson Patra Lowes suggests making the Ski Tree a permanent fixture in the Village Park.

By K. Steele

Village News Congratulations are in order for the Ellicottville-Great Valley Recreational Trail, which was recently made a public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3). The Trail will be holding their second annual Ham and Turkey Raffle Party on June 10 at 1pm at the Ellicottville

Sky High New Feature

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GeoBash 2018; May 19th at Allegany State Park The 13th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XIII will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8AM to 8PM.

American Legion Post on Maples Road, any proceeds from the raffle will go to the trail with a portion also benefitting the Nannen Arboretum. Any contributions now made to the EVGV Trail, including at the upcoming raffle, are tax deductible. In other good news, the Village received approximately $3,500 See “VILLAGE” Page 7

Arbor Day at ECS

Annual Event, Students Plant the 27th Tree By Carol Fisher

Construction in Development Will Set Standard Sky High Aerial Adventure Park at Holiday Valley Resort will be celebrating the premiere of their new feature, the Tarzan Swing, at 10am on Friday, May 18. “Tarzan and Jane” will demonstrate the element at 10am as they zip line across on a Tarzan rope and catch on to a cargo net which they must climb to reach the next platform. The Tarzan Swing is part of the intermediate level “blue” course, Rip Tide. Sky High is New York State’s largest Aerial Park, and the third largest of its kind in the US. It features 13

The Thursday rain stopped just in time for the Ellicottville Central K-5 students to plant the 27th Arbor Day tree on the school property. Since 1992 the children have been gathering, singing songs, reciting The ECS planted a Sassafras poems and putting Tree this year in honor of the shovels to the earth annual Arbor Day Celebration. to plant a tree, learn a bit about it and add to the history of their school. Now, twenty-seven years is enough time for a kindergartner to grow up and show up at this years planting as the person who operates the ditch digging

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

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Publisher’s Word “Better Start Planning…”

Despite the recent slate of dismal weather, big summer fun is quickly approaching. The old proverb “She who fails to plan, plans to fail” readily comes to mind. And that makes me think about what I’m going to do for some fun over the next few months.

The four-season resort town of E’ville keeps coming up with new ways to entertain us year ‘round. How lucky we are to have such creative and dedicated folks running the show around here! So, take heed readers – get out your summer calendars and start “x-ing” out some key dates. Just look at the month of June: June 1-3 is the Ellicottville Girls GetAway Weekend, followed by the Holiday Valley Mudslide, June 16 and the Summer Music Festival will welcome in July, June 29-July 1. Let’s not forget the weekly “Gazebo Series” in the center of the village, which gets going June 28 and runs through August 2, followed

by Shakespeare in the Square August 10. And for those few weekends in June or July where nothing is planned, better start making reservations for the best area camping sites, whitewater rafting trips, sundry mountain biking and hiking happenings, tee times for some amazing golf courses… I could go on and on. So, dear readers, remember that proper planning prevents missing the boat on summer fun! Start your summer planning now and stick to a game plan. Make some summer memories this year that you and your family will always remember. Until next week… JZ-C

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. For Pick up just call Sherman at 716-912-8306. Collected this week 136 - Year to date 18,953

Tribute to Mark Ward

ECS Dedicates Mark J. Ward Center for the Arts. New Multipurpose Gymnasium Endearingly Named “The Ward”.

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Kourtney Robinson is the daughter of Ted and Tracy Robinson. She has earned the position of Valedictorian with a weighted average of 113.13 and will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Kourtney has been Class Treasurer for 4 years, President of the French Club, National Honor Society Vice President, Jazz Band,

and ESPRA(Ellicottville Students for the Preservation of Reading in America) Treasurer. Outside of the classroom she has been on the Varsity Soccer Team for 4 years, was Captain her senior year, selected as a League 1st Team AllStar, and was a Western New York Scholar Athlete and the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award. Kourtney is the recipient of the following academic awards: Penn-York Chemical Society Award, RIT Computing Medal Award, the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, Clarkson University High School Achievement Award, Highest Average/ Outstanding Student in all classes, and High Honor

Roll each quarter in high school. Kourtney attended Area All-State, Conference All-State, Buffalo Honors Band, and All County for the flute. Kourtney is a certified Peer Tutor at ECS. She has volunteered her time playing in the band during Graduation and on Memorial Day. She has spent time assisting at the Senior Citizen Dinner, Ellicottville Town Clean-up, Fall Festival parking, Concession Stands, raised money for Heifer International and has Volunteered at Teacher’s Desk in Buffalo. Kourtney will be attending Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the fall where she plans to dual major in math and chemistry.

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Lisa Krotz, To Attend the University at Buffalo

Lisa Krotz is the daughter of Sara and Randy Krotz. She has earned the position of Salutatorian with a weighted average of 111.19 and will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Lisa is a member of Student Council and is currently the President. She is

a member of National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Drama Club, ESPRA(Ellicottville Students for the Preservation of Reading in America), Jazz Chorus, Jazz Band, and French Club. Outside the classroom she has been a member of the Varsity Softball and Varsity Bowling teams. Lisa is the recipient of the following academic awards: George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Clarkson University Leadership Award, National Honor Society Distinguished Service Award, Daniel Ackers Scholar-University at Buffalo, Outstanding

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Looking to Fill Community Sector of Board of Directors

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities to help vulnerable people achieve economic, physical, and emotional security. The Board of Directors is looking for residents of the community to join the Community Sector of the Board. The Community Sector must represent at least onethird of the Board of Directors and must be community residents who are, or who represent, economically disadvantaged and residing in Cattaraugus County. A Public Meeting sponsored by the Board of Directors

of Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc., will be held at 3:45 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Lighthouse Community Kitchen, 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca, New York. If it is your desire to run for Community representation upon the Board of Directors of Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc., please come to the above address on the above date and time. Please be prepared to provide a 2 – 3 minute presentation addressing the issues facing the low-income today and why you would be best suited to sit on the Board of Directors and help address those issues.

Your name will be added to the ballot, and voting will occur at the conclusion of all presentations. Any Cattaraugus County resident, age 18 years or older, and who is present at the Public Meeting, is eligible to vote. Ballots will be counted by the Board Development Committee. The Chairperson of the Committee shall record the results of the voting for the official corporate record. Seating of those representatives will occur on June 28, 2018. Please contact Angel Fisher at 716-945-1041, Ext. 141, for an Application for Election before June 21, 2018.

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~ Kingston Obituary ~ Paul Kingston ~ 1931- 2018

“That’s an interesting accent!” was the comment often heard when people met Paul for the first time. Born and raised in England, Paul came to the United States in 1956 to visit his sister who was living in Franklinville. He had been working several years in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and traveled here on a freighter from South Africa. He quickly made Western New York home, living and working in Buffalo. In 1963 he joined the Ellicottville Ski Club, serving as President on two occasions. So began a life-long love of skiing and of Ellicottville. Paul fulfilled his plan when

he retired to Ellicottville in the 1990s. Here he pursued his passion for gardening and photography. As a Master Gardener he gladly shared his knowledge with others. With photography many of his works have sold in Ellicottville shops. Additionally, he lent his time and talents to the Nannen Arboretum, serving as President of the board and the Ellicottville Memorial Library, serving on the Board of Trustees for many years. In 1971 he met Penny Lips and they began a 46+ year loving relationship. All who knew Paul were touched by his optimistic outlook,

wonderful sense of humor and lighthearted spirit. Paul died on May 7, 2018 at the age of 86 after several months of declining health. Besides Penny, he is survived by brothers Peter(Edna) and Laurie(Sheila), sister Tessa(Alf) and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends in England, Buffalo, Ellicottville and elsewhere. Following Paul’s wishes there will be no wake or memorial service. If desired, donations in Paul’s name are welcome at the Nannen Arboretum and Ellicottville Memorial Library.

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Anchor Bar’s newest franchise location, 327 W. 57th Street, just around the corner from Columbus Circle, will host a grand opening Thursday, May 17 at 3:00

menu with more than a dozen flavors of chicken wings and two distinct atmospheres – a family dining and a sports bar stocked with large flat-screens. The walls are also filled with memories and memorabilia that recreate the original restaurant’s famous flair. Anchor Bar Franchise and Development Vice President Mark Dempsey; local and regional elected officials and p.m. with a ribbon-cutting New York City business and ceremony. The opening marks community leaders will all be the restaurant chain’s eleventh in attendance to help open the restaurant in style. location.  The 3,840 square foot location boasts a full-Anchor Bar See “BAR” page 8

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Artisan Mezcal

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Laika Spirits is importing spirits created by small, traditional producers from the Northern region of Chihuahua to the Southern region of Oaxaca, Mexico now available in 10 States in the U.S. Pictured: Cruz De Fuego Mezcal 100% Espadin, the bartender’s choice for sipping and craft cocktails.

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Mackenzie Shults, CoFounder of Laika Spirits, is a Chautauqua County native now living in Chicago, Illinois. Shults, together with her husband, is on a mission to develop the world’s most robust authentic collection of spirits native to Mexico. Laika Spirits is a duallyfocused company, with one concentration being on importing brands into the US from Mexico, and the other on developing brands from the ground up. For these reasons, they are considered a brand incubator of sorts, as they venture into the colorful, diverse states of Mexico to discover the most talented and gifted maestors, or master distillers,, and foster brands that have a potential to make a difference for the U.S. market as well as for the originating area of the spirit. The spirits they are importing are simply special. Created in small communities and not with fancy gadgets, they are crafted with artisanal and historically used methods, utilizing nature, patience and cultural wisdom for spirits unlike any available to the U.S. before. The spirits taste pallet whispers notes of seasonal flavors, long-forgotten distilling methods and bottle-to-bottle variations that can only be

Within a few months they will be the first importer of an uncertified line of mezcal, known as Tuxca, which has already gained the attention of Master Sommeliers and high profile people across the alcohol industry. This collection of uncertified spirits, under the brand name Balancán, will stay true to Laika’s core mission to curate a collection that is authentic. Another lesser known variety of destilados from Mexico are sotol. While the production process is the same, the sotol plant is more plentiful, as they grow wild, gracing grounds across Mexico, Texas, Nevada and Arizona. They are also more sustainable, blooming 3-5 times in their lifespan as opposed to agave plants only blooming once. Laika Spirit’s tequila line is known by the name Trianon. Their mezcal is dubbed Cruz De Fuego and their line of sotol is Flor Del Desierto. Evans Liquor Store is one local place you can be sure to see some of these spirits grace the shelves. With each of the brands they import and develop, they embrace the communities of origin via expressing their cultural uniqueness on the packaging. You will notice, for example, the one of a kind look of Cruz De Fuego, the only spirit currently available that is wrapped with love in fabric labels, honoring the rich textile traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico. This mezcal is produced by a mother-son team, important because in areas of economic disparity such as this particular area, the women in the communities are found to be much more likely to spend the income on education, health and family, which helps break the cycles of poverty on a community level. Mezcal is nothing short of an experience. Not to be hurriedly drank, but rather savored and sipped. Shults and her team with Laika Spirits honors the cultural and bio diversity of Mexico on their quest to bring the highest quality artisanal spirits to the U.S., and right here to Chautauqua County. To learn more visit

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The 13th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XIII will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8AM to 8PM. The weekend starts on Thursday night when the organizing committee will be hosting an informal “Pizza

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& Mountain Pies” event to thank those that help out with setting up the event grounds and to welcome early comers to the park. The annual Meet & Greet Bonfire event hosted by the Allegheny Rangers will be held again on Friday night. There will also be live music on Friday night for those who come early. On Saturday, the ASPGB XII event will take place at Camp Allegany. We have plenty of activities planned. Along with lots of new geocaches it should be a busy weekend. Sunday will be the traditional free pancake

& sausage breakfast to get everyone up and going, and clean up the event grounds. Come and stay the weekend or the day. ASP is beautiful all year ’round, but springtime is an extra special season. The trees, the animals, and the flowers are all things that are part of the GeoBash experience. There are many beautiful spots in the park and it’s no coincidence that there are geocaches loc. in strategic spots all over the park. For more info visit http:// w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / ASPGeobash.


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Long-term stress comes at us from a variety of sources: family struggles, financial difficulties,  job worries or pressures, relationships, worry about health, the economy, etc. Continuous or repeated activation of the stress response process takes a toll on the nervous system and can lead to burnout, i.e. emotional and nervous exhaustion. We can’t very easily change the world around us. But we can take steps to give our bodies the protection and nourishment they need to help handle stressors before they create anxiety. Important VITAMINS for the Nervous System B vitamins are food for the nervous system. In times of stress, the body rapidly uses up these nutrients. And, along with Vitamin C, they are water-soluble and must be replenished daily. • B1 (thiamine) optimizes cognitive activity and brain function. • Folic acid  is considered brain food by some. It helps with depression and anxiety and helps prevent neural tube defects in unborn children. • B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for normal brain function.

• B12 (cyanocobalamin) prevents nerve damage and helps maintain the fatty sheaths that cover and protect nerve endings. It is linked to the production of acetylcholine (a key neurotransmitter that aids memory and learning). • Biotin helps B-complex vitamins be utilized properly in the body. • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is necessary for the development of the central nervous system, for proper adrenal function, for the conversion of fat and sugar into energy, and for the maintenance of normal growth and tissue replacement. Pantothenic acid is needed to make steroid hormones and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. The body needs extra amounts of this vitamin when under physical stress. • Choline is the precursor molecule for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is involved in many functions including memory and muscle control. It helps nerve impulses travel from the brain through the nervous system. Choline aids brain function and memory. • Vitamin C  aids in the production of anti-stress hormones. • Inositol has a calming effect. Key HERBS for Stress and Anxiety • Passionflower  provides natural support to the relaxation centers of the nervous system and has been used historically to help with restlessness. Calming and soothing, it doesn’t affect mood. • Fennel  seeds have long been known to strengthen the digestive system, where emotional stress is most likely

to center. • Feverfew, an aromatic herb, helps the body deal with muscular tension, which may lead to head and neck pain. • Hops (flower) is a tonic herb. It promotes sleep and helps the body deal with occasional restlessness. • Chamomile  flowers are known for supporting nerve health and mental alertness. This soothing herb also aids digestion and supports circulation. • Schizandra fruit—allows the body to respond quickly to stress, thus increasing our capacity to work. Its bitter compounds also support circulation. • Zembrin® (Sceletium tortuosumextract)— harvested in South Africa and used by locals for centuries, this herb supports the nervous system as it facilitates feelings of calm and supports a positive mood. This standardized patented extract represents the full, unaltered phytochemical profile of the plant. Try these stress-busters:  Talk it out. Communicating about your worries with a trusted, emotionally stable confidant. Often a friend can help you see things from a different viewpoint and regain your perspective. • Sleep. Operating in a sleep deficit can overburden your nervous system and make you more prone to meltdowns. Plan for eight hours of sleep a night. Take naps when you’re tired or behind in your sleep. Try to catch up on shortages within the same week. • Breathe Deeply. Sometimes a few deep breaths can help you remain calm in the face of mounting pressure and chaos. Deep breathing gets more See “HEALTH” page 8

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Rain, rain go away. Well, spring hath sprung and if it ever dries out we can get out and enjoy it. Steelbound Brewery and distillery is now open for business at the corner of 219 and 242 and there’s always lots of music to enjoy here in town. Thursday is when we start things off here in town and The Gin Mill is where we start with Fred and Tuck from 8-11pm. They play an acoustic set of covers from the 60’s through the 90’s that you can sing along with or dance to. The bar boasts 26 drafts and they have the latest kitchen in town open till 11pm weeknights. FRIDAY Balloons get us rolling with Bleeding Hearts from 7-10:30pm. These 5 time Buffalo Music Award winners play classic/alt/ retro rock covers to get you up and dancing. Dj Xcite will follow in the sound booth with some stank for your hang low on the two dance floors. Finnerty’s is up next with Tui Osborne from 7-10pm. Tui is the rugby coach at St Bonaventure and plays reggae to classic rock to accompany your meal. Try the corned beef or the wonderful weekend

specials. Now we go back to The Gin Mill from 9-12am for Joe Quick. He plays country covers and originals and lists Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Tim McGraw as some of his influences. Don’t hesitate to ask for a request. Don’t forget the kitchen is open till midnight on weekends and 26 different draft beers to wash down that food. Madigans will have Dj Cobra Con on the house sound conjuring up some funk to put the junk in your trunk on the dance floor from 10-2am. There are pool and foosball tables and the A-team will be slinging drinks behind the pine. SATURDAY Villaggio gets things going with Ellicottville’s Largest Disco Party from 6-2am. This annual event is a blast so break out your double knit leisure suits and your platform shoes and bring your boogie down. Tickets are available at Villaggio’s, $30 in advance and $40 day of. Balloons is up next with Seismic Urge from 6-9:30pm. This band lists AC/DC/Zac Brown and Lady Gaga as some of their influences. Dj Snarski will be making his E’ville debut in the sound booth spinning some soul sauce for your get

down till 2am. Back over at The Gin Mill Mo Porter will be jamming from 9-12am. These long time E’ville favorites do Classic cover from the 60s till now and are a great dance band. Don’t forget those 26 draught beers. Madigans will have Dj TSwift in the sound booth layin down some medicated goo for your vibe on the dance floor from 10-2am. Let the A-Team throw together some neon green specialty swill for your drinking pleasure and don’t forget the pool and foosball tables. Every Monday night is wing night at Balloons with 25-cent wings and lots of cold craft beers on tap and there are big flat screens to watch the hockey and basketball playoffs. If it’s Wednesday then it must be Wagner, Winston and wings at The Gin Mill from 8-11pm. A tradition 30+ years in the making. Cheep wings, good music and friends and ice cold beer. That winds up our week here in E’ville and we hope you have a great time while you’re here, let your friends know, keep coming back and please remember, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .

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Cont. From Cover hand crafted, locally sourced and never frozen. He told the Villager that the only freezer they have in the building is for ice cream. Bursee explained the names of the beer will reflect the neighborhoods of Buffalo. He iterated that those close-knit areas of various nationalities are all a slice of Buffalo but differ in many ways. Growing up in Buffalo, one of his first jobs was shining shoes, working in the bars and meeting many different people. He said, “I was inspired to come up with the cities’ neighborhood names for the beer and I have them copyrighted. Kaisertown will be a German beer, and the First Ward will be an Irish beer, and the tough area surrounded by railroad tracks, Iron Island,


Cont. From Cover Elisa’s spirit,” said coordinator and good friend of Hughey, Gwen Bush. “Last year, we had a great turnout of walkers and runners on a beautiful day.” Because of the generosity of the community, last year’s run raised $10,000, which allowed for two $500 scholarships to be awarded to two high school


Cont. From Cover artists from all over Western New York and even as far as Toronto. It’s always fun to see the different and unique ways that artists create work. The gallery also has a wide variety of handmade and artisan gift items from across the country!” Starting this summer, Gallery


Cont. From Left extra from the Extreme Winter Recovery (NYSDOT) Aid , and approximately $4,000 in revenue from the sale of surplus equipment at recent auction. A public hearing was opened to consider the Zoning Code Amendments as well as the Certificate of Occupancy and Certificate of Zoning Compliance laws. No members of the public appeared to speak on either issue, and the public hearing for them was closed. DPW and Engineering Reports Niles Pierson was representing both the DPW and the Engineering Department at Monday’s meeting. The engineering department is in need of an engineering assistant and Mr. Pierson proposed that the department brings on an engineering student intern for the summer while having Mr. Bob Sharf stay on part-time at 15 hours/ wk until the end of the calendar year, with the expectation that the student intern is to be hired as the full-time engineering assistant after graduation. He also reported that only one bid

will be the IPA.” Todd Harmon, Sales Manager and Bursee explained that they will have a cocktail menu that will be a pre-prohibition set up. These Harmon said were inspired by the new vibes going off in the city in the new cocktail bar rooms. “It’s our way of bringing Buffalo here,” he said “A complete destination for hand crafted beers and cocktails and fresh, never frozen foods.” They will be starting their distilling process in a month or so as their distiller gets it ready for production. They also have a large selection of spirits on hand as well, including over 30 different kinds of bourbon and high-end tequilas. Bursee wanted to indicate that their Orin Swift Abstract wine isn’t well known around here, but our visitors from Cleveland will recognize it. The interior is a mix of industrial and rustic reflecting a mix of the city and our rural area. “The city feel, but

looking deeper one will notice the barn-wood and stone. An urban feel, but also the chalet style look.” Bursee said. They plan on building a large patio out front facing the 219 with fire pits and outdoor grills as well. The idea is to have the chef grilling and to have the patrons served outside also. They have a music line up and plan on having live bands every Thursday and told the Villager there will never be a cover to get in. Their main goal is that they want each guest to have a special night. Make plans to go there on Tuesdays for their family table side buffet. They bring the buffet to your table! The massive two-story restaurant is another great addition to Ellicottville. The building houses the brewery and distillery and there is plenty of parking to boot. Steelbound Brewery & Distillery can be found on Facebook and their website has more information as well (

seniors in the area. The event is free for all runners, but donations will be accepted for the Elisa B. Hughey Scholarship for the Arts. “Two students will be chosen for the scholarship again this year - one from Ellicottville Central School and the other from West Valley Central School - which will aid them in continuing their education in the arts,” Bush added. “In addition to honoring Elisa’s life, our vision is to also raise

money for local art students to assist them with their future endeavors.” Following the run, a fundraiser party complete with a raffle and silent auction will take place. T-shirts will also be available to purchase. Registration for Elisa’s Fun Run for the Arts will begin at 8:30am and the run start time will be 10am. For more information on Hughey or to donate to this worthy cause online, visit http://

14731 is going to be offering Saturday Crafts. Beginning May 26 from 1pm- 5pm, the first Saturday Crafts will take place, featuring egg carton flowers. It costs ten dollars per person covering all materials and instruction. It’s a fun and colorful way to start summer! This is an all ages activity, but adult supervision is required for kids under twelve. The schedule is to continue from June 16-August 25. Here are a few dates to keep in mind:

June 16th: Water Gun Spray Paintings June 23rd: Cyanotype Photogram (weather dependent) June 30th: Fourth of July Votive Jars July 7th: Shaving Cream Marbling Be sure to like their Facebook page, Gallery 14731, to follow the upcoming schedule of events! Visit Gallery 14731 Monday- Friday from 11am5pm and Saturdays from 11am- 6pm.

has been received thus far for the Monroe Street Streetscape Project Update, and the board granted Mr. Pierson permission to award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder. It was agreed that the village is in need of a new street sweeper (the current one is 30+ years old), and that purchasing such was a “top priority” over obtaining new ¾ ton pick-up trucks and a new backhoe. The board passed a motion to place an order for the new street sweeper by June 15 so that they could take advantage of deal that allows the village to purchase a better sweeper at the bargain price of around $195,000 (they typically run around $220k). Mr. Pierson will be looking into the best way to finance this purchase. Parks and Beautification Patra Lowes reported that it is very labor intensive to assemble and take down the ski tree every year, and suggested making it a permanent fixture in the park, complete with a concrete base, uplighting and seating. The board liked this idea and Ms. Lowes will be looking into starting this project. Joe DiPasquale reports that “everything is beautiful” and that in regards to hiring someone to water the flowers/ plants in the village, “the

Alley Katz are hot on Reggie [Klahn]”. The board passed a motion to hire Mr. Klahn. Special Events and Refuse In an “all for everybody” campaign, Spencer Murray proposed that the village consider waiving the open container laws during Jazz and Blues Festival as it will benefit the community, businesses and patrons of the event. After a brief discussion, a motion was passed to waive the OCL throughout the village from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday of Jazz and Blues Festival. Patra Lowes reported that she received only one bid for refuse pick-up in the amount of $61,800/year for three years. A motion was passed to accept said bid. Other Business The board heard a presentation by Good Energy, an energy aggregation service with an established track record that is suggesting the village pass a local law that would allow them to draft a proposal to reduce energy costs for the village. The board also heard a brief presentation from the local BOCES unit about the opportunity for the village to host See “VILLAGE” page 9

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Community Calender May 17th Clean up days for the Nannen Arboretum The recent snow and wind storms have created much damage at the Nannen Arboretum. The Nannen Arboretum Society is in the process of assessing the damage and has identified areas where volunteers can help. The following ‘CLEAN UP’ days have been scheduled, please take a look and let us know at info@ when you can help in our clean up effort. Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:00 – noon For more information on this event please visit http://www.nannenarboretum. org/ May 17th Spring Lecture Series at the SenecaIroquois National Museum The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a Spring Lecture Series, beginning March 22 and continuing through May, with a series of informative, pertinent and timely range of topics. These events are free and open to the public. Each lecture will start at 6pm and generally continue for an hour to an hour and a half. The list of presenters for this year include Don “Flip” White, Jolene K Rickard, Tom Porter, Jamie Jacobs, Jason Corwin/Tami Watt, Cathy Chadwick, Jennifer Hildebrand, Dr. Rodney Haring, and Kurt Jordan.

For more information on this event please visit SenecaMuseum/ May 18th – 20th Allegany State Park GeoBash 2018 The 13th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XIII will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8AM to 8PM. Come and stay the weekend or the day. Allegany State Park is beautiful all year ’round, but springtime is an extra special season. The trees, the animals, and the flowers are all things that are part of the GeoBash experience. There are many beautiful spots in the park and it’s no coincidence that there are geocaches located in strategic spots all over the park. For more information on this event please visit ASPGeobash

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May 19th Hospice Walk & Run 2018 The HomeCare & Hospice Foundation will celebrate its 22nd annual Hospice Walk and Run (5K) on Saturday, May 19th at 10 a.m. on the Allegheny River Trail, located at the west entrance of St. Bonaventure University. Pre-registration will begin at 9 a.m. The event will help raise public awareness for hospice services and provide families the opportunity to honor lost loved ones. All runners, walkers, strollers, wheelchairs and pets are welcome! Tell your friends you walk for Hospice on the FB Page for the event, or see which of your friends are attending! Go crazy for a great cause and create a team with your coworkers, friends and family! To register, participate as a May 19th vendor, or donate a basket for our raffle, Olean’s Community Wide please visit Garage Sales 2018 hospice-walk-2018 or call Nick O’Keefe at The officials at Greater Olean Area 716-372-2106. Chamber of Commerce have scheduled For more information on this event the Community-Wide Garage Sale on please visit http://www.homecare-hospice. Saturday, May 19, from 9 AM until 4 PM. org/hospice-walk-2018 The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning. For more information on the garage sale,

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Thursday, May 17: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Press Conference: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. After Party Celebration with cake from Carlo’s Bakery and wings directly following. Anchor Bar NYC 327 W. 57th Street New York, N.Y. 10019.  About Anchor Bar: Owners Frank and Teressa Bellissimo first opened the doors to Anchor Bar in 1935, offering

you feel more energy and greater well-being. The wrong music can do the opposite. See what works for you. 1 - Get a massage or take a hot bath. Physical relaxation goes hand in hand with mental relaxation. Find ways to relax physically and your brain will usually follow suit. 2 - Get an Authentic Touch session with essencial oils and combine it with a Foot Spa.  The contents of this article are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician

or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, dietary supplement, exercise, or other health program. We disclaim any liability if the reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another. Source: Sunshine Blog For more information please call Nature’s Remedy in Ellicottville at 716-699 4372.    E-mail:  naturesremedy@ 

a menu that specialized in Italian cuisine.   When Anchor Bar invented the chicken wing in 1964, the restaurant became a local treasure and foodie hotspot.  Today, Anchor Bar serves up more than 840,000 pounds of chicken a year, and its bottled wing sauce now retails in over 5,000 supermarkets worldwide.  Consumers can even purchase Anchor Bar’s famous wings online and have them shipped anywhere in the country. For more information about Anchor Bar

and franchise opportunities available, visit www. The Anchor Bar Franchise & Development Company opened its first franchise location in 2009 at the Buffalo Airport.  Today, the company has eleven locations total including three stores in Ontario, Canada; San Antonio, TX; at Darien Lake Theme Park, the Buffalo Niagara Airport and in Williamsville, Amherst, Niagara Falls, NYC and the original on Main Street in Buffalo, NY.

Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi Class – Come join instructor Irayna McCasey for a Sun Style Tai Chi session for beginners. This class follows the Tai Chi for Health series developed by Dr. Paul Lam that empowers people to improve their health and wellness. Class will be held every Wednesday from 8 – 9 am. More advanced class meets from 9 to 10 am. Contact the library for more information and to register.

Holiday Valley Mudslide : June 16th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

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their departments for the summer. There was continued Cont. From Page 7 discussion from April’s meeting regarding the BOCES interns in some of regulation of short term rentals


Cont. From Cover equipment to create the hole for the newest addition. Such was the case this year when a former student told Jodi Bentley, the creator of this event, that he remembers being part of the planting when he was in school. The Arbor Day celebration was quite an event for these little budding citizens of the world. As I sat in the elementary gym, watching the children gather and find their spots on the floor, I was impressed by the quiet orderliness in which this took place. I expected a room filled with K-5 would be a bit noisy and hectic. If a murmur at all arose, I was delighted that the teachers and Mrs. Connie Poulin, the elementary Principal, had magic up their sleeves, or should I say, in their raised fingers? With the extension of an arm ending in a thumb and forefinger “O,” one could have heard a pin drop. Mrs. Poulin even invited the children to help


Cont. From Cover courses of varying difficulty with 174 obstacles and 43 zip lines. All kinds of people enjoy climbing at Sky High including families, scouts, corporate groups, sports teams, and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Because there are 5 levels ofdifficulty, all you really need is a modest

in the village, and it was decided that more research was needed regarding the enforcement of any such regulations. The meeting was adjourned.

remind others by raising their hands into the symbol for “shhhh!” Mrs. Bentley opened with remarks about Arbor Day and the new tree for 2018, Sass A Fras, encouraging the children to repeat its name. This year’s tree did not have Latin name, however, in the years past, these youngsters were learning their first Latin word by repeating names like Quercus Rubra, or Acer Saccharum. Dave Paradowski, DEC, who has helped with this event from day one, showed the children the three different leaves the Sassafras puts out, all in one plant—an unlobed oval, a bilobed (mitten shaped), and a trilobed, (three-pronged). He explained that leaves and twigs are very fragrant, and the young ones, when crushed, give off a citrus-like scent. Sassafras was used for many years in the original root beer formula until the flavor was created in a laboratory for commercial use. This tree will produce tiny, yellow, sixpetaled flowers, having both male and female occurring on the same tree.

Poems were read, and even the young kindergarteners, with their hands over their hearts, knew the words to our nation’s beloved StarSpangled Banner. Moving from the gym to outdoors, the children commenced to have more readings followed by the Star-Spangled Banner, again with every hand on heart and every word sung by even the youngest. Impressive. But, let’s learn a bit about the tree these young ones planted. Wikipedia tells us that “Sassafras is a genus of three extant and one extinct species of deciduous trees in the family Lauraceae, native to eastern North America and eastern Asia. The genus is distinguished by its aromatic properties, which have made the tree useful to humans.” Although seen more often in the south, the sassafras can be found in the northeast in state forests. Another interesting aspect of the tree is that its twigs remain green all year long. The largest known sassafras tree in the world is in Owensboro, Kentucky, and measures over 100 feet high and 21 feet in circumference.

level of athletic ability and asense of adventure. Holiday Valley is also constructing a Gem Mining feature at Sky High Park that will open in mid-June. Younger children can try panning for treasures at the new Mr. Happy GemMine located at the base of the Climbing Forest. Sky High Park also includes the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster, a thrilling ride that zigs, zags and spirals down the

mountain where you control the speed, and the Climbing Forest, a series of 9 trees outfitted with climbing holds that create a 3-D climbing wall. Sky High is currently open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus Memorial Day Monday and will be open daily starting June 15. More information is available and reservations for the Aerial Park can be made at www.

Beat on the Street: What is Your Favorite Thing About Your Job?

By Chad Neal Work is a thing. Mostly everybody has to have a job. Finding a trade that is enjoyable is key when it comes to being in life. The occupation you choose will also have it’s downfalls, like having to be there when you don’t want to be there, or certain people that rattle your cage, and just being sick and tired of the daily drudgery that is work. But there is always a positive outlook on most professions; something that makes the negative balance out as to make the chore at hand more bearable or even joyful. There are a lot of people who do actually enjoy every aspect of their vocation, and yet there will be something that annoys them sometime. The idea of working somewhere that just plain stinks makes one shudder. Toiling for meager pay and getting no respect would be horrible, yet there are some who do it because they have to. Even those jobs might have something that brightens up the work day if only for a minute. What is your favorite thing about your job?

Glenn H.- Working with future citizens.

Ken R.- Giving all the beautiful women hugs.

Peter K.- Working with Zac J.- Watching young a crew younger than kids fall in love with myself and most every skiing. day is different.

Jennifer A.- I have the best coworkers/ team a girl could ask for.

Nat H.- Making people happy and full.

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Mondays Italian Night ~ Spaghetti & House Made “MEGA” Meatballs served with garlic bread. $15 Tuesdays Mexican Night ~ 3 Jumbo Beef Tacos with cheddar, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole served with a side of mini nachos. $12 Wednesdays Mediterranean Night ~ Tandoori Steak & Vegetable Skewers served with curried rice pilaf finished with tzatziki sauce and house made pita bread. $15

6825 NILES ROAD 6827 HOLIDAY VALLEY RD. 5 BR/3.5 BTH chalet at HV. Ski Panoramic view of HM. 4 BR/3.5 in/out to Spruce Lake! Fully auto- BTH, wet bar, A/C. FP’s on both levels; walls of windows. mated smart home system. B1075968 $779,000 B1099803 $864,000

6671 DEER CROSSING 5+Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home overlooking entire Valley. Huge lower level family. B1100901 $779,500



6223 WITCH HOLLOW New build construction, 4 BR/2 BTH, 1 car garage, in flr heating. 2 level chalet with patio & deck. B1055544 $429,000

6 MONROE ST. 3 BR/2 BTH open concept home in the Village. Huge backyard & deck. Enjoys commercial zoning. B1075366 $329,900

18 SNOWPINE New Granddaddy of TH’s, Ski in/out. 3 BR / 2 ½ BTH inc. upgrades + AC. Furnished! B1115207 $395,000

5773 BONN WAY Furnished with 4 BR, loft and 3 full BTH. Great room with FP and rec room. Solid rental history. B491260 $289,999

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208 FOX RIDGE Furnished & well maintained 3 BR/2 BTH. Walk to the slopes. Updated kitchen with granite. B1080091 $179,00

Front row upper 1.5 ba w/slope views. Furnished, ext. loft & extra storage under stairs. WBFP.

Thursdays Asian Night ~ Chicken & Shrimp Stir Fry served with lo mien noodles and an Ahi tuna sushi roll. $15 Fridays Surf n Turf Night ~ Grilled Filet & Broiled Lobster Tail served with baked potato and vegetable medley. $20 Saturdays Rib Night ~ Braised Baby Back Ribs served with salt potatoes, corn on the cob, and coleslaw. $18… for here or TOGO!!! Sundays Brunch 10 am-1 pm ~ Brunch Specials $7 Eggs Benedict with poached salmon 2 eggs your way, home fries, bacon and toast 3 crepes filled with fresh berry compote and lemon whipped cream Mountain Man Breakfast ~ 2 eggs your way, sausage gravy and biscuits and home fries




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The villager ellicottville may 17 23, 2018 volume 13 issue 21  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The villager ellicottville may 17 23, 2018 volume 13 issue 21  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.