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UPCLOSE & PERSONAL: MEG JOHNSTON..... PAGE 7 November 15 - November 21, 2012

Volume 07 ~ Issue 46

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Christmas In E’Ville, Next Weekend

Music Notes

Christmas Comes Early in Our Village; Celebrating November 23-25, 2012

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Friday, November 16th, 7-11PM PAUL BRIANDI ALL STAR BAND

Saturday, November 17th, 6-10PM BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday, November 21st, 7-11PM THE OZONE RANGERS

Friday, November 23rd, 7-11PM THE ELECTRAS

Saturday, November 24th, 6-10PM

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For the seventh year in a row, the Village will ring in the holidays with three days of Christmas activities that have something for everyone, including strolling Christmas carolers, real-life reindeer, horse-and-wagon rides and, of course, Santa. Norman Rockwell would be proud as the enchanted hamlet will be decked out like a picture-perfect postcard. (See story, page 9)

Village Board Meets

Reports from DPW, Events Committee; Changes in Cable Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 THE TRAGICALLY HIP November 17 @ 7 PM Tickets start at $55.35 A SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH BRENDA LEE November 28 & 29 • 1:30 PM AMSOIL CHAMPIONSHIP SNOCROSS SERIES

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By Sharon Turano New Flow Motion Meter Deputy Mayor Bob Brogcinski opened the Village Board meeting. Harold Morton the DPW Supervisor went through his report and discussed purchasing a new flow motion mag meter. Village Engineer Mike Smith received pricing to purchase the meter. The Pertec price is $3,255.00 for the meter and $1,200 for parts. The board decided with a unanimous vote to purchase and install as soon as possible. Christmas Decorations The DPW Department besides putting in new meters, collecting leaves and the rest of the normal duties has about one half of the Christmas lights up and

Sneak Peek

will be putting up the community tree on Friday. Special Events Committee Under Special Events the Board approved the Christmas in Ellicottville, The Christmas Stroll and has had meetings with the Merchants and Bar Owners in effort’s to improve Fall Festival. Time Warner Cable In other news, officials said they have received a letter from Time Warner Cable stating they cannot guarantee the same channels will be available when renewals occur. The Minutes and bills were approved and meeting adjourned. Next Village Board Meeting will be held on December 10th.

Ellicottville Square

Bowling Alley & Pizza Shop May Open by Thanksgiving By John Thomas Staff Writer

Sprague Development Signage At the Village Planning Board meeting Tuesday night Mr. Bill Sprague and his architect presented drawings for the sign to be placed outside their development of the old Nannan bat factory. The sign will be about 10 feet tall and six feet wide, and will have plants at the base. It will have spaces for the names of ten tenets. The name of the complex on the sign will be Ellicottville Square. At this point only Tim and Bonnie’s Pizza and the bowling alley are the only tenet names on the sign. The board asked if there would be signage

for the apartments, and the men indicated that would be addressed at a later date. The new access street from Filmore will be called Bristol Lane, and the new sign will be on the North side of the street. A motion was made to approve the sign which passed. Special Use for Offices Mr. Sprague pointed out that they still have some 7500 square feet of space to fill. But they did say that they have secured one tenet for the office space; a medical billing company. The board pointed out that office space was outside the original use plans submitted to the board, and set a public hearing for December 11th to discuss See PLANNING page 9

Automated Snow at Holiday Valley New Snow System Allows for More Snow in Less Time

By Sharon Turano

More snow will be able to be made in lesser amount of times at Holiday Valley this year due to the expansion of an automated system that was begun last year. The automation system that began last year and has been expanded on for this winter, monitors weather alerting snowmakers to direct a computer to turn snowmaking guns on and off when conditions allow. Such an automation system was installed in 2011 at Mardi Gras, with new equipment put in this year at Yodeler, Morning Star and Candy Cane. The 46 new HKD Impulse guns and 72 HKD Klix hydrants are expected to result in higher-

Veterans Day Ceremony... Page 3

In this Issue

See photos from the Ceremony, that took place Sunday, Nov. 11 in Ellicottville, NY on page 2.

Up Close: Meg Johnston...Page 7

Ellicottville Native Chases a Dream - By Dean Whitcomb Life is full of changes. It seems everything goes through change at one point or another. Seasons change. We know this in Ellicottville all too well. Fashions change. We know this too. And last but not least and probably most often, people change. Meg Johnston, a Senior Arts and Letters major at Buffalo State University is quite familiar. Johnston was always into music. She began her life it seems in the midst of it right here in Ellicottville, New York.

See SNOW page 9

Town Board Meeting Town Passes 2013 Budget

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer Public Hearings There were three simultaneous public hearings at the Town Board meeting on Wednesday night. One, for the review and adoption of the Town Budget for 2013; two, concerning Local Law of 2012 overriding the state wide cap on property tax increases; and three, concerning the rules and regulations

for the town water service. Supervisor John Burrell opened all three public hearings at the start of the meeting. As discussion of the town budget was planned for later in the meeting, Mr. Burrell asked if there was any comment on items two and three. There were no members of the public present to make comments, but the supervisor kept the public hearings open and went on with regular business. AFLAC Insurance Proposal Burrell then opened the meeting

to business from the floor. Two representatives fromAFLAC insurance were present to make a presentation to the board. They were requesting permission to make a presentation to town employees concerning their supplemental insurance policies. The policies cover extra expenses for laid up employees ie: baby sitting, lawn service, and transportation. The type of expense most health plans See TOWN page 9

Christmas In Ellicottville : November 23-25, 2012 : Ellicottville, NY

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November 15 - November 21, 2012

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hiding from the rain and grey skies, but this past weekend was absolutely phenomenal! What a great weekend to spend in the Enchanted Mountains and enjoy the festivities of the Beer and Wine Festival at Holiday Valley! This past weekend was just a glimpse at the great season we have in store and our retail community is working full speed ahead to prep for the busy, blustery season. Along with every other village resident, our merchants are anticipating the busiest season of all – wintertime in Ellicottville. There’s a particular excitement around here, which only occurs when frosty temperatures prevail, and What a gorgeous November! our population grows along with This time of year we usually find the building enthusiasm. Of ourselves huddled in our homes course, our local trade depends

on this and the ever hardworking business owners are busy stocking up accordingly. I’m going to use the next couple of weeks to visit my favorite village ski shops and update my outerwear. Ski wear follows the age-old fashion adage – “Last Year Is SO Out”… A new coat, pants, gloves and the perfect hat are definitely in order. Oh, and goggles, too. Then, there’s the accessories to tie everything together. I may not be able to ski like Trey Claus, but I’ll look better than him by the fireplace in the lodge, by golly! So, dear readers, do whatever you have to do to make sure you’re prepared for our coldest season. But take my advice – do it with style! Until next week… JZ

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Veterans Day Ceremony

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Ellicottville Open House

Ellicottville Open House Party at Wildwood Grill on Nov. 15th

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The Wildwood Grill in Salamanca NY will be hosting an Ellicottville Open House Party and would like to invite members of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and friends to attend! On Thursday November 15th from 6pm-9pm there will be a free buffet of their menu items so stop by for the Ellicottville Open House Party and check out their new menu and great changes! The Wildwood Grill is located at 53 Wildwood Ave in Salamanca, NY. For more information please call 716-244-6886 or visit

A Call For Volunteers Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed In Ellicottville

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program needs your help. We are currently looking for volunteers in the Ellicottville area. The Ellicottville area Meals on Wheels program delivers meals Monday through Friday. Most volunteers deliver 5 to 10 meals once a week and it takes approximately 1 hour (10:45

a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) to complete a route. The purpose of the Senior Wellness and Nutrition program is to help seniors maintain independence, delay or prevent nursing home placement, and improve or maintain the current health status of homebound meal recipients. Without volunteers, the delivery of meals would be impossible. Volunteers are welcome to

deliver meals by themselves or with a partner. If you, a family member, a neighbor, or a friend has been touched by the Meals on Wheels program, please consider volunteering. If you have any questions about Meals on Wheels or would like to volunteer, please call David Rodkey, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator, at 716-373-8032 or 800-462-2901.

Ellicottville / G. Valley Trail Ellicottville Great Valley Trail Group Establishes Fund At Foundation

A committee working to create a multi-use recreational trail through Ellicottville and Great Valley has established a new fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to assist the creation and maintenance of the trail. “Trails have many proven advantages of providing safe recreation for families and friends, easy access to exercise for better health, personal enjoyment of the outdoors and even as a traffic-free way to commute to work, school and to shop at local businesses,’ said Ken Hinman, founder of the Ellicottville-Great Valley Recreational Trail committee. Prior to establishing a fund, the group me with Joe

Higgins, chair of the Allegheny River Valley Trail committee, who shared his insight on constructing a trail as well as fundraising and providing for a trail’s maintenance. Mr. Higgins was also instrumental in the creation of the Community Foundation as a charter member, serving on the board until 2004. The Community Foundation was established in 1995 in order to manage funds to benefit the Olean area, including donations to support the creation of the Allegheny River Valley Trail. As such, the Allegheny River Valley Trail Fund was the first fund at the Community Foundation. “The Foundation is a perfect fit for this project,” said Ellicottville

Mayor Charles Coolidge. “The Allegheny River Valley Trail is thriving, and our group is confident the Ellicottville Great Valley Trail will be as successful.” As a 501(c)(3) public foundation, CRCF will receive donations on behalf of the Ellicottville Great Valley Trail, allowing donors’ gifts to be tax deductible. The Foundation will issue grants from the fund for the creation of the trail and its maintenance. Donations to the Ellicottville Great Valley Trail Fund can be made in core of the Community foundation at 120 N. Union Street, Olean, N.Y. 14706 and online at www.cattfloundation. org.

Book Club at Library

Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The December 12th book is “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom. Contact Bev Webster at 9454089 for more information.

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~ The Villager ~ November 15 - November 21, 2012

ECS Fall Banquet Fall Sports Banquet Scheduled For Nov 19th

The Fall Banquet is scheduled for November 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm., in the High School Gym. All student-athletes will have received reservation cards from their coaches. Those completed cards are to be returned to the office no later than Wednesday, November 14. For reservation purposes please indicate the number attending, your son/daughter(s) is/are free, compliments of the Sports Boosters. Parents and other family members will indicate the number attending on the reservation cards and

return them to the High School Main Office on or before November 14, along with the cash or check sufficient for additional family members, $6 adults, $3 students & Sr. Citizens. Coaches encourage all of our student-athletes to attend from the fall sport season. Everyone is asked to remain for the entire program and to be courteous to each of the programs and players. We anticipate several nice door prizes to be given away throughout the evening to those that are in attendance.

We anticipate to be finished by 7:30 pm. The Board of Education, Administration, Coaches and Community members are exceptionally proud of the dedication, character and sportsmanship that our student-athletes show at all our competitions. Congratulations to all ECS teams!! Fall Sports – Boys & Girls Varsity, Junior Varsity, & Modified Soccer, Girls Varsity & Junior Varsity Volleyball, Cheerleaders, Varsity & JV Football, Swimmers.

ECS Seniors Awarded

Ellicottville Seniors Receive National Merit Commendations Article from October/November About 34,000 Commended fundamental 2012 ECS Newsletter Students throughout the nation advancement

The principal, Robert Miller, of Ellicottville Central School has announced that Rachel McMahon-Eagan and Patrick Snyder have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). “Recognizing academically talented students plays a

role in the of educational excellence within our nation,” commented an NMSC spokesperson. The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program. We sincerely hope this recognition will provide them with additional educational outlets and motivate them in their pursuit of academic achievement.”

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Christmas Stroll

Unique Celebration in Ellicottville slated for December 1st Experience a very unique, old-fashioned holiday season celebration with the Christmas Stroll. There are many events throughout the day including Santa’s arrival. The day is concludes with a Living Nativity so authentic you’ll be amazed. The kids love the live camel and the Reindog parade!

Home For The Holidays E’ville Memorial Library Announces Home For The Holidays

The Ellicottville Memorial Library is proud to announce that the fourth annual Winter Theatre in Ellicottville Program will be held on Saturday November 24th at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 7 PM. This year the Olean Community Theatre will be presenting a very special event featuring some of the finest voices in the area. Throughout their 2012 Season they placed a form in each of their programs asking attendees to list their favorite holiday songs. The requests have been compiled and the resulting evening of

song and dance is sure to be a memorable one. Some of the wonderfully talented singers who have agreed to perform include Jacques Austin, Kathy Black, Talia Herdman, Joni Jackson, Meaghan Bryant, Fontilla Timmons, Nate Bell, Eric Van Druff, Bill Steffen, Ardyth Van Scoy, Mark Lungershousen, Elaine Stephan, Steve Riley, and Tanaka Van Druff among others. They will be singing in groups, as soloists, and combined to make up one of the most amazing choirs you will ever

hear. Their voices, combined with dance, will light up your evening and fill your hearts with holiday joy. Tickets are $10.00 (children 12 and under are $5.00) and are available at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, Alexandra’s and at the door on Saturday evening. For more information, call the library at 699-2842. Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts decentralization Regrant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.

Local Author Book Signing

Horse Resource’s 2nd Annual Tack Swap & Auction in Allegany Dec. 1

On Saturday December 1st, Horse Resource will be holding a Tack Swap & Auction at the R.H. Livingston Community Center, 188 W. Main Street, Allegany, from 10am - 5pm. There will be new and used tack, a 50/50 raffle, food and baked goods available. Diana Tuorto will also be signing her books. Donations of clean tack are welcome and will be accepted until 9:30am , Dec 1st. Table reservations ($10) requested by Nov 26th. Horse Resource is a group of concerned horse owners that are trying to help others maintain healthy conditions for their animals and therefore avoid seizure. They are working with Law Enforcement, the District Attorney and the SPCA to help

before situations become dire. They also assist with expenses of those who generously foster horses when seized by authorities. Horse Resource acts as a 501c(3) organization as members of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation Diana Tuorto is a Buffalo, NY-based children’s author who has been writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction since the age of ten. Her children’s novels are told from the first person point of view of different horses. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English Writing and History, Diana is also an active volunteer with various non-profit organizations. She recently relocated from Western New

York to New Jersey and still has two horses of her own horses in Allegany NY. As the VP of a NJ-based rescue called Horse Rescue United, Tuorto knows all too well the plight of the unwanted horse. She and others will be at the event to support this local effort. You can help by donating clean used tack, supply baked goods for the bake sale, make a monetary donation or join us and volunteer your talents. Plan to attend the auction and get a start on your Christmas shopping for the horse lover in your family. Donations can also be made directly to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation at or at

Copper Enamel Classes

Copper Enamel Class – Come join instructor Cathy Lacy on November 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm to make your own copper enamel jewelry. There will be time to make several pieces including pins and pendants. Make one for yourself and one for a Christmas present! Class size is limited and is available for adults and children over 12. Cost of $5.00 to cover supplies. Please call the library at 699-2842 to register.


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Black Widow @ Balloons A Thanksgiving Eve Special at Balloons Bar & Restaurant

The incredibly diverse repertoire of Black Widow, is performed by four of Buffalo’s most applauded musicians. As winners of over 50 Buffalo Music Awards, their raw talent, high-energy stage presence, and national-class production consistently ‘wow’ the Black Widow draw and newcomers

alike. Hits – all of them – are what Black Widow plays. The latest and the best party, rock, dance, country, and alternative songs are blended with all of the genres’ classics and oldies to make Black Widow positively versatile. This versatility is commonly threaded with one

goal: to get the audience up and having the time of their life! Listen to Lana as she sweetly covers the meekest love song and then draws the thunderous applause of everyone with a pulse while singing Janis Joplin. Black Widow crowd’s blossom as their fans introduce their friends and family at the clubs; and even their children are brought to the all-ages concerts. This is a class act that knows their venue, always happily accommodating their fans and their employers. Find Black Widow at your outdoor festivals, lawn fêtes, weddings, nightclubs, work parties and banquets. Been bitten yet?™

Tragically Hip @ SAC

The Tragically Hip Ready To Rock SAC Events Center Nov 17

One of Canada’s most time honored rock bands, The Tragically Hip, makes a return visit to Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, NY, as part of a just announced tour in support of its soon to be released 13th studio album, Now For Plan A. Tickets for the 2400 seat capacity show start at $55 USD and went on sale Sept 21. The Tragically Hip first formed in 1983 and have

since earned 14 Juno Awards – Canada’s highest honor for music. The band blends edgy rock with a twinge of blues and country, and lead singer Gordon Downie’s vocals deliver a one of a kind timbre. Some of the most popular hits throughout the years include “Courage,” “New Orleans Is Sinking,” “Poets,” “Ahead By A Century,” and “Bobcaygeon.” The Tragically Hip’s first single released from Now For

Plan A, “At Transformation,” premiered on “Hockey Night in Canada” back in May during the playoffs. “Streets Ahead” will be the next track released this fall. The Tragically Hip last performed at Seneca Allegany Events Center in November 2009. Since then, Seneca Casinos added two jumbo-sized high definition video screens on either side of the venue and sharpened its audio system. Ticket prices for the show range from $55 to $95 USD, and the furthest seat is 100 feet / 30 meters from the stage. In addition, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel’s expanded hotel tower will have a portion of its 201 new rooms open by Nov. 17, allowing more “Hip fans” the opportunity to stay overnight on property. Seats are still available and can be purchased on ticketmaster. com or through the venue box office.

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Little Valley DMV Closed DMV Office Closed Until Nov 23 Due To Flooding

The recent flooding in the Cattaraugus County Center caused severe damage to the Little Valley Motor Vehicle Office and the office will need to be closed for repairs. According to County Clerk James K. Griffith, the office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2012 and all work should

be completed by the end of the following week. The office will reopen Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:00AM. Mr. Griffith noted: “the flood ruined our carpeting and the replacement process involves asbestos tile removal and abatement. Since the highly sensitive motor vehicle

equipment cannot be simply moved to another location, we find it necessary to shut this office down completely. Motor Vehicle customers are urged to visit other local motor vehicle offices in Olean or Delevan for motor vehicle services.” For more information visit

Railroad Museum

Stan Carlson To Speak At Allegany Area Historical Association Nov 18 Mr. Stan Carlson from the Salamanca Railroad Museum will speak to the Allegany Area Historical Association on Sunday, November 18 at 2 pm at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street, Allegany. Mr. Carlson, a former engineer and a railroad artist, has been involved with the museum since it’s founding in 1984. The museum is housed in the 1912

passenger depot of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway, the former Baltimore & Ohio, which retains many of its original features. Salamanca was a hub for the Baltimore & Ohio, Erie and Pennsylvania railroads, with two of the railroads having turntables there to service their engines. Mr. Carlson’s presentation

will include photographs, videos and artifacts of these railroads in Western New York, especially Cattaraugus County from the 1880’s on up, but focusing on the early days of railroads. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served following the meeting. For more information contact Francie Potter at 716-372-2918.

Santa Sheriff’s Program Ninth Year Of Giving

Jolly Old St. Nick recently made a call to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to get an update and progress on the 2012 giving season. He was pleased to hear that fundraising efforts are in full swing and donations are still coming in. Deputy Keis continues to send out letters to county businesses

to help raise more funds as the program is approximately $1,000.00 lower than it had hoped to be by this time. Program Director Deputy Brian Keis believes that this great community will continue to send donations to help the program reach its goal to provide for more than 26 families this year. If you are interested in donating

to the 2012 giving season for the Santa Sheriff’s Program, please contact Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb at 938-9191 ext. 2247 or Deputy Brian Keis at 9389191 ext. 2899. Contributions can be made payable to the Santa Sheriff’s Fund, c/o Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755.

Movie Night

“Brave” To Be Hosted At Library On Nov. 30th Movie Night - On Friday, November 30th at 6:30 pm the library will be hosting the movie “Brave”. This event is free and will take place in the Community Room of the library. The movie will be shown on the large projector screen.


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Paul Briandi All Star Band Saturday, November 17th, 6-10PM

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Architectural Spotlight Snow Bound Tradition

Story and photos by John Thomas Staff Writer In the town that has as much new construction as Ellicottville, it’s hard to find a home that splits the difference between our traditional Victorians, and new starter castles. This ranch style home, built in the 60’s makes great use of traditional materials and a more formal floor plan. Plenty of bedrooms and space to spread out make this an ideal ski home. Set on 2.8 acres this home is just minutes to Ellicottville’s ski areas. An addition a while back expanded the downstairs

area, added a mud room and a large family room with a wood burning stove. The older downstairs section has a laundry, bunk room and a large pool room with a wet bar. Upstairs is where the home’s traditional roots shine. Beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the main level. A picture window frames the view of the backyard for the living area. The upgraded kitchen is both stylish and whimsical with its stainless steel appliances and checker board floor. The granite topped counters and tile black splash add a touch of distinction. The kitchen has a breakfast table and the separate and

cozy dining area resides under a ceiling fan. Down the hall is the master bedroom, and two more bedrooms. They are served by a large well appointed bath with a tub/ shower combination. Out in the back yard a large deck runs the length of the house. It has plenty of room for an outdoor living set and a barbeque. At the far end of the house is a covered area for storing lawn machinery and firewood. The back yard has plenty of space for lawn games or an ambitious garden. The furniture is negotiable. Not only is this a great ski house, but Ellicottville is becoming know for Summer activities as well: golf, music festivals, and Fall Festival. For more information on this property contact Amy DeTine Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker at ERA Team VP, and HoliMont ERA 716-583-3769.

The new addition on the lower level can be seen in the foreground. It holds the mud room, and a large family room.

(Pictured left to right) 1. The large master bedroom is at the far end of the house. 2. Just off the kitchen the dining area is nestled under a ceiling fan.

(Pictured left to right) 1. The checker board floor add a whimsical touch to the kitchen. 2. The family room give lots of space to spread out in front of the wide screen TV. A wood burning stove is in the foreground. 3. The living area looks out to the back yard. Note the wood flooring that runs throughout the main level.

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This Christmas wonderland begins on Friday, November 23rd. The Village of Ellicottville, a Norman Rockwell painting in the making, will be the background for beautiful strolling choirs harmonizing all our favorite Christmas carols. The smell of hot chocolate, hot apple cider and the decorated windows in this historic 19th century village will bring back thoughts of a Christmas past. As the daylight comes to an end a spectacle unlike any other will appear as the village of Ellicottville comes to life in white Christmas lights and the three story tall Christmas tree is lit up. Throughout the event, activities will include Christmas carolers, reindeer, hot-chocolate,cookie decorating, horse and wagon rides as well as Fire Truck rides with Santa.

We have the following three classes planned for this winter: THE NIGHT SKY - This class will meet from 7PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesdays, January 8th and January 15th. The fee for this class is $15. METEORS, METEORITES, CRATERS AND COMETS - This class will meet at the library on Tuesday February 5th from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. LET’S TALK TELESCOPES - This class will meet on Tuesday February 19th from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. These classes have filled quickly in past years so register early. If significant waiting lists develop every attempt will be made to offer repeat classes during March and April.

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Meg Johnston; Ellicottville Native Chases a Dream

By Dean Whitcomb Life is full of changes. It seems everything goes through change at one point or another. Seasons change. We know this in Ellicottville all too well. Fashions change. We know this too. And last but not least and probably most often, people change. Meg Johnston, a Senior Arts and Letters major at Buffalo State University is quite familiar. Johnston was always into music. She began her life it seems in the midst of it right here in Ellicottville, New York. “I started taking singing lessons in the second grade,” Johnston reflects, “My parents thought I would be good at it at first and over time as I grew older I realized I wanted to perform. I did my first solo in the ninth grade and just kept performing since.” Throughout her high school years, Johnston branched out further into music taking piano

lessons with Jim Ieda, also of Ellicottville. It was during this time that Johnston began to change how she looked at music in general and take on new challenges. “I became interested in jazz music and even sang at a few of the Jazz & Blues Festivals here in Ellicottville,” Johnston continues, “I was more of a musician and singer through high school, but as I went on to college I decided to get into theatre. The change to musical theatre led me to see it as much more of a calling for me. It allowed me a lot more creativity and expression than just standing at a microphone.” Recently, Meg Johnston took on the role of ‘Ruby,’ in the musical production of ‘Dames at Sea.’ The production, which featured dancing, tap dancing, gold diggers and novelty numbers, is a farce of the Busby Berkeley movie musicals from the 1930’s and as Johnston reveals, “it is quite comical and

not at all serious!.” “Ruby is a fun character,” Johnston continues, “She takes over the leading role in a Broadway musical in 1930’s New York City. The leading role player falls injured and is unable to continue and Ruby luckily appears on the scene just in time to save the production. She is a naive young girl who is sort of reminiscent of Dorothy from ‘The Wizard of Oz.’” Johnston regards this role as one of her most challenging as it demanded a lot of attention and preparation off the stage itself. “I had to watch a lot of musicals (in preparing for this one),” Johnston remarks, “I watched 42nd Street and Gold Diggers of 1935 and borrowed some DVDs from my professor and used them to mirror facial expressions and mannerisms of 1930’s actresses.” ‘Dames at Sea,’ which showed for the final time on November 10th at Buffalo State, marks Johnstons fourth production at the University. The young actress has also performed in the musicals, ‘Anything Goes,’ and ‘Absence of Mind,’ while additionally performing in the Cadenza Opera Workshop for two years. Upon her graduation this year Johnston will take on all new changes as she hopes to make a run at Broadway and a career in musical theatre. “After college my plan is to make the move to New York and just begin auditioning,” Johnston affirms. “I figure if I’m going to take it serious as an actress and a singer that I might as well be near Broadway, where theatre just surrounds you.” Johnston speaks assuredly of the amount of work and focus it takes to make it in the music theatre industry. She knows and understands what it takes to be successful in the field and has taken on several roles and challenges to grow in her experiences and continue learning. Let us all hope that with her drive and determination, Meg Johnston can continue to change and define herself as a professional actress in the near future. Best of luck and best wishes, Meg!

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The Loaves and Fishes Southern Tier Food Pantry has been providing food to those in need since 2001. Families and individuals who reside in Cattaraugus County receive food assistance – including the elderly, disabled, families with young children and the unemployed or underemployed, --regardless of their age, race, circumstance or religion. Income Guidelines are used to determine eligibility, and this year over 500 families were served twice a month with staples, vegetables, protein and a treat. Bread is also available

to everyone. The number of families arriving at our door increases every week! No other organization in Cattaraugus County provides food to so many families twice a month as the Loaves & Fishes Southern Tier Food Pantry! Our program is staffed with volunteers; so all donations go directly to the people who need the help – perhaps your friend or neighbor. Each person is treated like “family,” and we make every effort to provide an environment with a listening ear, prayerful support and friendly conversation.

Because so many are coming to us in need, we need your help! Some of the food we offer is provided by the Western New York Food Bank, but we are in desperate need of financial donations to keep our shelves stocked, especially with the holidays approaching. Please consider sending a generous donation so we can continue to help others in our own community. On behalf of the families who will benefit from your generosity, we thank you for your consideration and anticipated support of our program

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Catt Co. Dept Of Aging Swan Sites To Host Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time of year to enjoy with friends the beauty, joy, and happiness of the holiday season. To help bring in the season, Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging, invites all Cattaraugus County residents over the age of 60 to join us on Thursday, November 15, 2012, for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The menu will be roast turkey breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, seasoned bread stuffing, baked squash, cranberry sauce, V-8 juice, banana muffin and margarine, pumpkin pie with whipped topping, and a choice of either

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The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging Senior Wellness and Nutrition (SWAN) program also provides the Meals on Wheels service to senior citizens in our county who are over the age of 60 and are unable to prepare meals for themselves, have difficulty leaving their home, have recently been discharged from the hospital, and/or are recovering from an illness or accident. If you or your family members find yourself in any of these situations, please call the Department of the Aging at 716-373-8032 or 800462-2901. You can also find information on the web at http://

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continues to shrink. The in several states to keep GOP’s continued insistence minority’s away from the on marginalizing women and polls had huge ramifications. minority’s finally turned around Several states, leading up to the and bit them in the backside.  election, attempted to pass new Mitt Romney showing up to voter ID laws as a supposed a rally with a spray tan while preventative measure against speaking Spanish isn’t going to voter fraud.  Fraud which never sway a single voter.  Romney existed.  As it became clearer continued to pander to the and clearer that these laws extreme right wing of his party seemed to overwhelmingly by shouting on issues ranging affect African American voters from forced deportation to gay the courts began to step in.  One marriage.  In reality, the average Pennsylvania Senator actually American simply doesn’t see quipped that the states new law Doug Arrowsmith these issues as threats to their would help to hand Romney way of life.  They have bigger the election.  In actuality,      I’m not big on gloating.  It’s fish to fry. the measures galvanized the unseemly.  The election is over      Which, of course, brings African American population in and there’s nothing anyone can me to the Tea Party.  Their states like Pennsylvania, Ohio do about it.  In the end it was days are numbered with the and Wisconsin.  The result? all about the “math”.  Obama Republicans.  This country has Huge turnouts in urban areas had the numbers and Romney never been an extreme right or that voted overwhelmingly for didn’t.  A couple of weeks ago extreme left nation.  We always the President. a buddy of mine, a lukewarm veer towards the middle.  All of      It’s clear that the GOP has Obama supporter, asked me the shouting and rhetoric just some huge hurdles ahead of it. how it was going to be under becomes another distraction The party, despite the fact that President Romney.  I told him for people who simply want it retained control of the House, he had nothing to worry about.  to live their lives.  Americans is in shambles.  They have a Wasn’t going to happen.  It want compromise.  Every serious image problem with the was obvious, even as the race time someone calls Obama a American people that they’re tightened, that Romney simply Socialist or a Communist the going to have to address if they didn’t have the support to reach rest of us roll our eyes.  The Tea want to contend in four years. the magic number of electoral Party’s insistence on rallying They need to reign in the Tea votes to win on election night.  against the auto bailout lost Party members of congress and So, why was that the case? Ohio and without Ohio the address their shrinking voter What happened?  Rather than White House becomes a pipe demographic.  It’s clear that gloating I’ll give you my take dream.  We didn’t want to see the majority of the American on why Mitt Romney and millions unemployed auto voting population supported the GOP in general blew this workers.  We didn’t want to most of the Presidents policy’s election and, for that matter, see our banking system fail. and if the GOP wants to remain any hopes they might have had Lets face facts.  Sometimes viable they’re going to have in future elections. the Government needs to step to come to grips with a new      Demographics.  Last up and help.  Cars are once reality. The days when old, time I wrote about the GOP again rolling off assembly lines rich white guys could buy an and Americas changing and those massive government election are long gone.  Just ask demographics I received a loans have been paid off.  The Karl Rove and his squandered slew of angry letter telling me bailout worked and the Tea $300 million in SuperPac why I was wrong.  All of those Party rhetoric backfired.  End money! letters were from angry white of story.  End of election. Questions or Comment… email guys.  Thankfully, the number      Voter discrimination.  The Doug at: shakedowndoug@ of angry white guys in America thinly veiled racist policy

Women’s Night 2012 Saturday Nov. 17th @ Gowanda Harley-Davidson®

Gowanda Harley-Davidson® is excited to announce their annual Women’s Night this Saturday from 5pm-8pm. This annual event features live music with Randy Milligan of Heard of Buffalo, vendors on hand like Still Waters Wellness & Educational Center, Celebrating Home, Massages with LMT Rebecca Fuchs, Dove Chocolate Discovery, It Works! Global - Body Wraps, Mary Kay and more.   “Women from all over the region come out to this Pre-Black Friday event.” Tim McKeever, Marketing Manager of Gowanda Harley-

Davidson®, says. “They are greeted with sparking drinks at the door, the Gowanda Harley-Davidson® staff are dressed in black suits and ties, and we make the night all about them. They make their Christmas Wish Lists, take advantage of our free Layaway, take advantage of the annual Free Gift with Purchase Program, and enjoy a night all about fun and relaxation. It’s one of our favorite events at the dealership. It’s a staff favorite!” Ladies of any age are invited to attend this event, although young kids are

discouraged from attending. It’s a pampering night to get away and hang out with your friends in one of the oldest, continuously familyowned and operated H-D® dealerships in the world, Gowanda HarleyDavidson®.  Learn more about their event on their website at GowandaHarley. com, or check out their event listing at GowandaHD.  This event is free to attend and there is no RSVP or formal attire required. Gowanda Harley-Davidson®, the destination is worth the journey.

OGH Campaign Success Olean General Hospital Employee Campaign raises $59,000

OLEAN, NY— The Olean General Hospital Foundation kicked off the 2012 Annual Campaign with a drive thru chicken barbeque hosted by the Olean General Hospital Auxiliary on Friday, October 26. Proceeds from the event will help fund a new $120,000 Remote Fetal Monitoring System for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit at Olean General Hospital. In addition, employees of the Olean General Hospital have pledged $59,000 to help kickoff the 2012 Annual Campaign to support the purchase of a much needed Remote Central Fetal Monitoring System. “We are humbled by the amazing generosity of our staff who give every day through the compassionate care they deliver. It is heartening to see them make this financial investment, especially during these tough economic times” said Karen Fohl, Olean General Hospital Foundation President.

A 2010 renovation and expansion project that was funded by community gifts totaling $750,000 allows the nursery at Olean General Hospital to accommodate 14 newborns with ample space for physicians to perform procedures. Additionally, families enjoy a Family Waiting Room that offers a relaxing and comfortable place to wait for the arrival of newborns. “Our next most critical need is for a Remote Central Fetal Monitoring System. These systems provide important qualitative diagnostic information for time-critical, life saving decision and interventions” said Karen McGovern-Graham, RN, OB Nurse Manager. “The present system is older and only limited technical support is available if the system malfunctions. New systems offer state-of-the-art technology, 24/7 technical support, fetal monitoring strips, a sensitive alarm system and the

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opportunity for nurses to view all monitors at one time” added McGovern-Graham. “One of the most exciting features of this new technology is that it will provide the ability for physicians and midwives to evaluate a baby’s heart rate for distress instantly during labor from our homes, offices or from a smart phone which can assist in making critical decisions”, said Dr. AnnMarie Zimmermann, Medical Director Universal Primary Care. “This advanced technology gives clinicians critical real time information to help ensure the well-being of both mothers and babies” said Timothy J. Finan, President and CEO, Olean General Hospital. To support the Olean General Hospital Foundation annual campaign, gifts may be made at, by mail to Olean General Hospital Foundation, 515 Main Street Olean, New York 14760 or by phone at 716375-7445.

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X-mas From Cover

By Paul Royer Turkey Day is fast upon us and we all know what that means - Christmas isn’t far behind. For those of us fortunate enough to live in the Enchanted Mountains, we don’t have to wait a month but only a day. Christmas in Ellicottville - a beloved and much-anticipated yearly tradition - kicks off the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 23. For the seventh year in a row, the Village will ring in the holidays with three days of Christmas activities that have something for everyone,

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the matter. The board didn’t indicate that they thought there would be any problem with the change of use. Questions Over Subdivision of Lot The board did have a problem with the handling of the removal of the drive from Elizabeth Street into the complex. The board had discovered that the black top had not been removed, but only covered over with dirt and a path left for pedestrian access to the buildings. Sprague indicated they had not removed the black top because they may want to subdivide the parcel into two lots and sell them for housing. This raised the ire of one of the board members who pointed out that “removal of the black top was part of the approval.” It was pointed out that now that we have had some rain there is significant mud and puddling, and that the area is a mess. It was also pointed out


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quality snow and more energy efficient snowmaking, allowing resort officials to make more snow sooner and for shorter timeframes than when guns had to be manually turned on or off. Instead, the computercontrolled equipment will .allow all guns in the system oto be turned on or off at once h e d e e r Cont. From Cover . t / don’t cover. Benefits are paid s directly to the employee. They o also have dental and vision Employees pay for . plans. , the insurance through payroll e deductions; there is no cost to the town. The representatives offered to make presentations to employees during their off time. It was suggested that the town’s insurance broker be allowed to also make a presentation. The AFLAC representatives were fine with this as long as they were not concurrent. The board w agreed to allow them to set up d presentations. The Supervisors report was g accepted without comment. y Mr. Burrell also submitted the y workman’s comp records for s 2012. He mentioned he had met e with Jeff Miller of Mansfield, g who said the two entities seem s to have similar coverage. h Department reports were l accepted without comment. e Police Department r Officer in Charge Don Auge met with the other police y departments regarding Fall e Festival. He announced that e all departments will enforce d the open container laws, and , not just during Fall Festival. n One of the board members told Officer Auge, “You have our l 100% support.” No members l of the public had come into the t meeting, so the public hearings n for the cap on property taxes , and the water regulations were w closed. - Highway Department Report Dave Golly of the Highway


including strolling Christmas carolers, real-life reindeer, horse-and-wagon rides and, of course, Santa. Norman Rockwell would be proud as the enchanted hamlet will be decked out like a pictureperfect postcard. Beginning at noon on Friday, kids can delight in a fire truck ride with Santa, followed by interactive children’s activities, a visit with Santa, horse-andwagon rides and – a real treat meeting one of Santa’s reindeer. The evening also features the Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet and culminates with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the 1887 Building. These activities continue throughout the weekend, but also include free pancake breakfast with Santa at the Kelly

House Lodge on Saturday and Sunday and on Saturday night at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church the Olean Community Theater will be performing “Home for the Holidays” (tickets available for purchase at the door). While you’re in the Christmas spirit, find out what the shops in town have to offer. What better time to get started on your shopping list, and perhaps find some treasures to put on a wish list of your own. You won’t want to miss out on this Christmas wonderland - there is simply nothing quite like Christmas in Ellicottville to get visions of sugar-plums dancing in your head. For a complete schedule of events and their locations, visit the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce website at www.

that lots in the Village cannot be subdivided. Nevertheless, the board seemed willing to work with the developers to find a solution, and suggested they be allowed to take out part of the black top, leaving a five foot wide strip for the walk way. Mr. Sprague did mention that they are hoping to have the bowling alley and pizza parlor open for Thanksgiving weekend. Former ‘Bruce Candles’ Town Attorney Kathleen Moriarty was present in a different role to present plans for the old Bruce Candle shop at 12 Monroe. Her aunt and uncle have purchased the building and Ms. Moriarty plans to remodel the store with an apartment on the top floor and her legal office and retail space on the street level. The board set December 11th for a public hearing on her plans. The board reviewed the plans for the exterior of the building, questioning her about replacing some of the windows, and the materials to be used on the street side of the building. A motion was made to allow her to continue with her plans provided she present drawings for the

exterior materials at the next meeting. The motion passed. Remodeling Agway on Martha Into Gallery Melanie Silvernail presented preliminary plans for the remodeling of the Agway building on Martha Street. She plans on converting the building to an artist studio, gallery, and mixed retail space. Ms. Silvernail outlined some of the problems with the building: the back wall is full of holes, there are various shades of paint inside, and some of the windows had been installed upside down. The plans she submitted revealed new skylights in the roof and the creation of a vaulted atrium in the center of the building. The board was enthusiastic about the initial plans, one member saying, they were “very excited,” and it’s “such a fabulous old building, it’s wonderful to see someone taking care of it.” Both sides acknowledged the problems with the building and Ms. Silvernail agreed, adding, “It’s going to be a big project.” There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned.

or adjusted with changes in temperature or humidity. Testing of the newly-installed equipment was done Nov. 6, with the equipment deemed ready as soon as temperatures permit snowmaking to commence. Even though not all of the mountain is equipped with the automation system, the goal is to have most of the slopes automated during upcoming years, reports Jane Eshbaugh of the resort. She said resort officials invested more than $500,000 on the equipment this year, including

the automated stations, tower snow guns and hydrants. She said the funding is expected to be well-spent as it will not only provide the energy savings and allow snow to be made sooner and during shorter timeframes, but, snowmaking on slopes where skiing is in progress will be avoided when possible. With the new system tested, all resort officials are waiting on to open is temperatures to permit the snowmaking to begin and the long range forecast is favorable.

Department reported that construction of the highway barn is coming well. He said they had accepted a bid for the cement for the floor. There was discussion about running a new gas line to the barn. Supervisor Burrell brought up a letter he had written to National Fuel requesting that the town be allowed to use JD Northrup construction, a contractor approved by them, to install the gas line. Mr. Golly reported that the price for road salt had gone up, but there is so much left over from last year that he probably will not have to buy much. Engineers Report Town engineer Mark Alianello said they have done the sample bores at the site of the East Tank Project, but not much is currently happening on it. He mentioned the water line extension in the area of routes 242 and 219 to go into the new Miranda development. The materials are all in place for laying the pipeline, but the contractor preferred by Miranda had not begun work. There was concern about the materials being stored out in the open at the site. There was discussion about moving the materials to a safe indoor location and charging Miranda for the moving and storage. Alianello reported that the flood plain survey is on schedule, and the report should be ready by the end of January. At that point it will be submitted to FEMA for approval. If they approve, the official flood plain maps for the area will be changed. John Burrell said that some people who are currently required by their mortgage holder to buy flood insurance may find they are now not in a flood plain, and may no longer need the insurance. To which

Mr. Alianello rejoined that some people may now discover they are in a flood plain after all, and have to get insurance. Water Bills It was reported that there are a fair amount of unpaid water bills for this year. The total amount of money in arrears is over $3,200. A motion was made to add the delinquent water bills to the homeowner’s tax bill. The motion passed. Budget Copies of the Town Budget were passed out at the meeting and can be picked up at the town office. A motion was made to accept the budget, which passed on a roll call vote. The local law regarding the state imposed 2% tax rate increase cap was discussed. There had been no comment about it during the public hearing. A motion was made to allow the board to exceed the 2% limit if necessary. Supervisor Burrell pointed out that the budget just passed has only a .66% increase in property taxes, so the town is well within the limit. The motion passed on a roll call vote. Kenny Hinman reported on some meetings concerning developing bike paths between Ellicottville and Great Valley. He said the committee has met with a landscape architect to develop plans that can be used to apply for grants to build the paths. He said many people have offered to donate supplies and equipment to build the paths. Supervisor Burrell commented on a letter he received from the Great Valley Senior group, thanking the town for its support for their trips to various destinations including: the Erie Canal, Titusville PA, and a play at the Bristol Valley Theater.

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Community Calender November 17 Spaghetti Dinner Ellicottville – From 4:30 to 7:30 pm come to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to enjoy a spaghetti dinner.

November 23 – 25 Christmas In Ellicottville 2012 Ellicottville- Begin your holidays in style by celebrating Thanksgiving weekend in Ellicottville. Weekend is packed with fun for all including firetruck rides with Santa.

November 28 Brenda Lee At Seneca Allegany Events Center Known as “Little Miss Dynamite” throughout her storied career, country sensation Brenda Lee got her start at age 12 by singing onstage w/ Elvis Presley at the Grand Ole Opry.

November 17 The Tragically Hip Are Ready To November 23 Rock Seneca Allegany Events Center November 30- December 2 The Masters Plan Café Giving Back Salamanca – The Tragically Hip SBU’s “One Act Festival VI: Knowing 2012 makes a return visit as part of a just and Un-Knowing” announced tour in support of its soon Dayton – Thanksgiving Dinner Give St. Bonaventure University - SBU Away. From 12pm – 5pm. to be released 13th studio album. Theater will revive its biennial one Tickets start at $55. act festival production in a diverse six piece presentation. November 23 November 17 2012 Women’s Night At Gowanda GOACC’s Santa Claus Lane Parade December 1 and 2 2012 Harley Davidson Routes to Art Holiday Sale 2012 Olean – Traditional kick off to Gowanda- Women ONLY evening Salamanca – Featuring hand crafted the holiday season. Santa lights to showcase the 2012 Harley artwork from 40 regional and Seneca thousands of lights in Lincoln Park Davidson Motorclothes Holiday Collection. Enjoy refreshments, see and downtown Olean when he parades Nation artists, just in time for the holidays. At the Seneca Allegany demonstrations, ride beads, door prizes through town in celebration. From Administration Building. 7-8pm. and more.

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FOR RENT Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA Vacation Properties. Visit our website at for virtual tours of our properties, or call 716-699-4800. FOR RENT: Luxury 2-BR or 3-BR townhomes in Salamanca. Private entrances, FP, granite counters, Berber carpet, stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, grounds keeping, snow removal, garbage included. Various lease lengths available. Prices range from $900 to $1,100 monthly. No pets. Call to set up your appointment today! Palmer Rentals, 716-945-1906. For Rent in Ellicottville – 2 BR Furnished apartment with laundry room, long term or short-term, no smokers or pets. Please call – 649-6922 SEASONAL RENTAL - 3 bdrm, full bath, fully furnished, FP, in Village $5500 plus utilities email - Phone - (905) 651-3342 or (905) 357-9163.

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Home For The Holidays Home for the Holidays - the fourth annual Winter Theatre in Ellicottville Program will be held on Saturday November 24th at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 7 PM. The Olean Community Theater group will perform this show which is filled with popular Christmas songs. Their voices, combined with dance, will light up your evening and fill your hearts with holiday joy. Tickets are $10.00 (children 12 and under are $5.00) and are available at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, Alexandra’s and at the door on Saturday evening. For more information, call the library at 6992842. Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts decentralization Regrant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council


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