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Volume 08 ~ Issue 47

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Christmas In Ellicottville, 2013

Music Notes

Celebrate the Beginning of the New Season Next Weekend: November 29-December 31 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162

THE A-LIST Friday, November 22, 7-11PM THE ROD HORNING PROJECT Saturday, November 23, 6-10PM BLACK WIDOW Wednesday, November 27th, 7-11PM THE SCOTT CELANI BAND Friday, November 29th, 7-11PM THE ELECTRAS Saturday, November 30th, 6-10PM

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Menu • Great Music! TheNew turkey hasn’t even been carved, but plans are under way for an annual celebration that does happen after Thanksgiving. Christmas in Ellicottville is just around the corner, set for Friday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. (See story, “CHRISTMAS”, page 9.)

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Glen Burn Update

Townhouse Development Offers Customized Space

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND Saturday, November 23 @ 7 PM Tickets Start at $20 SHA NA NA ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS December 4 - 8 Tickets Start at $15 CHEAP TRICK Sunday, December 29 @ 5 PM Tickets Start at $30 LISA LAMPANELLI Saturday, January 11 @ 7 PM Tickets start at $25

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For more information on this week’s music, check out our Entertainment Spotlight on page 7

The project is unique in that the purchasers of the units will be able to customize the complete interior look of their home. The units run from 1,600 to 2,000 square feet, and different floor plans have been developed to appeal to residents who may be looking to downsize, or skiers looking for a vacation home. The exteriors of the units are being built in a consistent style that blends with Ellicottville’s existing communities. (See story, “PROJECT”, page 9.)

ECS Board Meeting

Possible Football & Volleyball Sports Mergers Discussed By Sharon Turano Ellicottville Central School football players may be sharing the bench with those from a nearby school next season. During a Tuesday Ellicottville Central School Board of education meeting, Superintendent Mark Ward said he recently visited a section 6 sports meeting, when possible sports mergers were discussed, including ones for Ellicottville’s football and volleyball teams. Although Ward declined to say with what school Ellicottville is considering merging, he said declining enrollment of some districts that still want to offer more than one fall sport is a reason many are considering merging teams with other districts. “In order to keep things going, we’re looking at different chess

moves,” he said. Ward said there may be only 8 D schools in the fall, which will drive decision making. Ward said there are 144 junior varsity and varsity fall and winter sports in the region, with 75 mergers expected. Despite the changes, Ward said getting kids involved is what is good for them, with the mergers allowing schools to still offer opportunities for involvement. He said recommendations to the board are expected in December or January detailing the mergers for Ellicottville. He said school sports players and fans can also expect a “year of disruption” for basketball and concerts, due to the school’s capital project construction rendering the gym/auditorium unusable for the events. Different venues at neighboring schools or Ellicottville’s new town center are See SPORTS

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National Registry of Historic Places

Sneak Peek

Jefferson Street Cemetery Recognized: Sign Unveiling Held Last Thursday

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Inside Business Track; Madigan’s... Page 5 Popular Ellicottville Restaurant and Bar Turns 32

By Dan Leach This year marks the 32nd Anniversary of the popular public house in Ellicottville, Madigan’s. The owners, Kevin, Grace, Connor and Shane Kell have been running this family business as a team for more than five years as Shane and Connor are taking over the helm as Kevin and Grace plan to gradually retire. The restaurant and bar was purchased over three decades ago and has maintained a successful run for all of those years. The experience Grace and Kevin had in the restaurant/ bar business from previous engagements in the Buffalo area made them a great team to takeover what was previously called The Harness Shop Restaurant. Starting with a downstairs barroom and a “TV room”, Madigan’s has become a monumental and historic destination that is presumed to be rocking all the time, by folks who may roll in on a Tuesday afternoon. “Where is everybody?” is a common.....

Check Out our ‘Beat On The Street’ Column on Page 8

Story and Photos by John Thomas; Staff Writer Last Thursday the Jefferson Street Restoration Committee unveiled a sign commemorating the acceptance of the Jefferson Street Cemetery to the National Registry of Historic Places. Town Supervisor John Burrell served as master of ceremonies. Among the speakers that day were George Fillgrove from Senator Cathy Young’s office, Nichole Walter, Ambassador from the William G, Pomeroy Foundation, and David Woolley, a descendent of Nathaniel Fish; a resident of the cemetery. The Pomeroy Foundation provided the funds for the sign. Supervisor Burrell accepted a certificate from the New York Office of Historic Preservation on behalf of the Town Board for their support of the cemetery restoration. Mr. Fillgrove assisted Town Historian Mary Elizabeth Dunbar with the unveiling. Later, some living descendants of those buried in the cemetery posed for a photo.

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brewbite It’s almost time for Thanksgiving and the reasons to be thankful for are piling up fast. How fortunate we are to be in the winter mecca of WNY, smack dab in the middle of the quaintest ski town that knows how to appreciate its natural bounties. Holiday Valley Ski Resort has begun it’s snowmaking and has announced it’s expected opening date is next Friday, November 29; just one more reason for you to stop, play and stay local to celebrate Black Friday and the upcoming Christmas season.

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Next Friday will also kick off our beloved Christmas in Ellicottville event. Each year our community pulls together to bring you the perfect kick off event to get you in that Christmas spirit and help you with all your holiday shopping needs. Enjoy the weekend as our Village is transformed into a Norman Rockwell painting with decorated windows, strolling carolers, live reindeer, visits with Santa, horse and wagon rides and so much more. And the holiday spirit continues. The following Friday, December 6 is the Ellicottville Christmas Party. This is a “mustattend” event. Hosted by the new Ellicottville Brewing Company and featuring some of our fav local businesses including Dom’s Butcher Block, EVL Cheese Company, Katy’s Café, Watson’s Chocolates and The Winery of Ellicottville; it gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in delicious treats and celebrate with the community. (Did I mention there is an

OPEN BAR for an hour?) The evening will feature music by LTM Jazz Trio and Mo Porter. Call to reserve your space today (800) 349-9099. Phew, I’m exhausted just thinking about December 7 after everything we have lined up in the next few weeks. So, dear readers, enjoy our given gifts from Mother Nature in this Enchanted neck of the woods. And enjoy the hard work our village puts into making this season the most special for you and your family. It’s time to count your blessings and we have so many. OH WAIT! Let’s not forget about THIS WEEKEND! Stop by the Ellicottville Depot at 8pm and catch the movie McConkey; you will have a lot of friends to appreciate it with as you enjoy the incredible journey through the life, times & legacy of Shane McConkey. (They recommend you arrive early to catch all the drink specials, raffles and the Saucer Boy contest: for more information www.mcconkeymovie.com.)

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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. Just call Sherman 716-912-8306 or drop them off at 21 Madison Street in Ellicottville. Collected this week 737 - Year to date 73,659!

Congratulations Team MSG Mud, Sweat N’ Gears Completes Philadelphia Marathon!

Last weekend Kimberly Reading and Patrick Wallace of Mud, Sweat N’ Gears both successfully completed the 20th Annual Philadelphia Marathon. On a picture-perfect day for running, more than 30,000 participated in the half marathon and marathon, representing 40 countries worldwide. A special thanks to Mitchell Azcarate who compiled “Marathon Mix” for his mother’s 26.2 mile endeavor and Miguel Azcarate, the duo’s biggest cheerleader!

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It’s that time of year again, where we’re itching for snow, cold temps, and the pursuit of all things shared. To celebrate, The City Garage, Holiday Valley Resort, K2 Skis, and Mountain Hardware are teaming up to bring you one of the most powerful movies we’ve ever laid eyes on: The McConkey Movie, produced by Red Bull Media and MSP Films. Saturday, November 23rd, 8pm at The Ellicottville Depot, mark your calendars! This movie will take all in attendance on an incredible journey through the life, times & legacy of the man, Shane McConkey. We recommend you arrive to the Depot early, as we’ll have drink specials, raffles, and our very own Saucer Boy contest*, with a portion of proceeds raised being donated to the Shane McConkey Foundation. *Award for the person that best embodies the personification of The Saucer Boy.

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Xmas In E’ville : Nov. 29- Dec. 1, 2013 : Ellicottville, NY


ECS Updates: Happy Holidays Students

By Olivia Venezia This week comes with some important announcements regarding the student council’s senior citizen dinner. A mistake in printing in the school newsletter will be corrected in this article. The senior citizen dinner is an important tradition for the Ellicottville student council, and is a wonderful opportunity

for students to give back to the community. This year the dinner will be on Wednesday, December 4th. This is the second year the dinner will be held on a school day instead of on a Sunday afternoon to make it easier since students are already in the building. The dinner will be served at 12:45 in the High School Cafeteria, and there will be spots in the parking lot behind the school reserved for the senior citizens.  The event is always a spectacular one filled with good food, company and entertainment and is served by the students. Any seniors wishing to make a reservation should call 6992316 by Friday November 29th. It will be a pleasure to see you at the dinner which is set up by Mrs. Zelko and the Student Council. In addition to this, the Drama Club has announced their

upcoming performance of South Pacific. The club always puts on a tremendous show in March. South Pacific is a great show and one you won’t want to miss.  Auditions for the show will be in January, and shortly after rehearsals will start. This group of students is as dedicated as the wonderful sports teams, and balances good grades and the tremendous acting and singing all in one. In other news, next week brings up Thanksgiving break which starts Tuesday afternoon the 26th as a half day and lasts throughout the week.  The students will surely be exited as they get to spend some time with their family and away from school for a much needed break.  Enjoy your break students and have a wonderful holiday with the family and any shopping you may do! Until next time, keep up the good work.

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Once again it’s time for Winter Parking rules to go into effect within the Village of Ellicottville. From December 1st through March 31st, there is NO PARKING between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Washington Street between Jefferson Street to Mill Street; and on Monroe Street from Martha Street to Elizabeth Street. This will allow the Village D.P.W. crews to clear the streets of snow within the business district. Please do not park across sidewalks within the Village in order that they may also be cleared. As a further reminder, the last MAJOR TRASH collection of this year will be on Monday, November 25th. Tires, electronics (microwaves, TV’s, computers) or hazardous wastes and chemicals will not be removed. Thank you for your cooperation. Howard T. Gifford - Village Constable

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world. Thank you from the Western New York Kidney Connection.

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The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that The Ellicottville Christmas Party will be held Friday, December 6th at 6pm at the Ellicottville Brewing Company in the new brewery and banquet area. The party will feature food stations throughout the Brewery which will include delicacies from local businesses such as Dom’s Butcher Block, EVL Cheese Company, Katy’s Cafe, Watson’s Chocolates and The Winery of Ellicottville. There will be a variety of stations

such as: A CHARCUTRIE STATION - A whimsical station that will feature a variety of sausages, pates, Wagyu Beef Bresaola, Duck Prosciutto, Pretzels, and an assortment of condiments that will all pair well with the beers that are on tap and A HOLIDAY SLIDER ASSORTMENT STATION Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, and Cranberry Aioli, Cider Glazed Pork Tenderloin on Brioche Mini Falafel Burger with Tzatziki Sauce, Honey Mustard Glazed Ham on Rye and several other themed stations

throughout the Brewery. You can view the full menu at www. ellicottvilleny.com. The party will also have an open bar for one hour. Join Ellicottville in spending an evening with great food, great friends and great entertainment while enjoy the sounds of LTM Jazz Trio during the cocktail hour and then dance the night away to the sounds of Mo Porter. Tickets are $50 per person and are available by calling 716699-5046. Menu can be found at Ellicottvilleny.com.

HV’s First Snowmaking

Holiday Valley Begins Readying Themselves for a Great Season

Holiday Valley fired up their HKD Snowmakers system Tuesday night, as their first snowmaking effort of the season! They ran 130 of their automated HKD Snowmakers

on 10 slopes and it gave HV a chance to get their crews & systems dialed in for the major push to come! The next snowmaking night looks to be Sunday or Monday (November 24-25) and they are predicted to have favorable weather through the week. Snowmaking will start on Yodeler then the Candy Cane loop, Mardi Gras, School Haus as resources permit. Once those slopes get a good coating, next up would be Cindy’s, Sunrise, and Morning Star. It’s exciting to be able to use the snowmaking automation on all of these slopes, as the system can be activated all at once, while making the best of temperature and humidity variations. But, the crews have not just been sitting around all

summer and fall waiting for cold weather! They have been busy installing the new autohydrants and HKD Impulse guns on Sunrise, Cindy’s and Foxfire and installing more guns on Bear Cub, Hoot Owl and Spruce Lake. They spruced up a few of the glades and other popular woods skiing areas, painted several lifts, installed new water lines and a whole host of yearly maintenance projects. Their seasonal lift operators, lift maintenance, snowmaking and grooming crews have been hired and trained. While they can’t say for sure yet when they will be opening for the 2013-14 season, with this “good old fashioned fall weather” the target date of November 29 is a real possibility. Get ready for another great snow season!!

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Up Close & Personal

A Priceless Experience: Lakewood Native Wins the “Price Is Right”

Stanley Johnson pictured outside CBS studios in Los Angeles after winning a 2014 Lexus and two BlackBerry phones with two-year calling plans.

By Allison Martin

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Standing in line at 4:30 am on a warm July morning, Lakewood, NY resident Stanley Johnson was prepared to take on the game that he had been following for as long as he can remember- a game show that most of us are familiar with, called “The Price Is Right”. He was the first in line, along with his family and his Grandmother

who was celebrating her 80th birthday, waiting for his chance to impress the interviewers in the hopes of becoming a contestant. Johnson recalled, “I knew that if I could just get a chance to be a contestant, I would win.” And in fact, that is exactly what he did- he walked away with two Blackberry smart phones and the keys to a brand new 2014 Lexus IS 350. Now, although he will not actually receive the Lexus until January, The Price Is Right episode aired on November 5, 2013. When asked how he was chosen as a contestant, Johnson stated that “the key is in the interview. You only have about twenty seconds with the producers of the show, so you can’t be shy. You have to publicize yourself and show that you will be interesting and lively when the cameras start rolling at 10am.” Johnson also expressed that, although he can’t give away all of his secrets, the key to his success on the show was the strategy he had learned simply from watching the show for so many years. The game that was chosen for him was called “3 Strikes”, which statistically, is considered an unlucky game. Johnson then disclosed that, “Although I had strategy going

in, I’m sure there was a little bit of luck on my side as well.” Johnson said it was strange to see himself on television, but the overall experience was completely worthwhile. “Just being on the show was so surreal; I got to meet Drew (the host) and have an actually conversation with him. He was so relaxed and nice.” Johnson shared that although he was originally dreading seeing himself on national television due to the uncertainty, the adrenaline kicked in and the nervous energy helped him get through the show. He said that seeing the finished episode wasn’t as bad as he anticipated, and that it brought back positive memories of such an amazing experience. Being a winner on such a timeless game show is most definitely a wonderful way to celebrate your Grandmother’s 80th birthday. With some charm and a little bit of luck, you’re never quite sure where life will take you. When asked the final question of advice to future contestants, Johnson confidently replied, “Just be yourself! And have fun with it. It’s all about the experience.” And, of course, the possibility of a brand new car doesn’t necessarily hurt either.

EVL ‘Go To The Polls’

We Need Your Vote Observes Ellicottville’s Chamber Executive Director

Ellicottville, N.Y. –“We need your vote,” says Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce executive director Brian McFadden with earnest. “And of course every vote counts, because we really value what the public has to say.” Brian is referring of course to the recently closed ‘Picture Yourself in Ellicottville’ photo contest which is now officially closed for entries and open for members of the public to choose what they feel is the best photo from now until midnight, Sunday November 17. After

that, the Chamber will review the votes and determine the winners. To make your vote count, go to www.ellicottvilleny.com, click on the ‘Photo Contest’ image, and then click ‘Vote’. Prizes for the Picture Yourself in Ellicottville photo contest, to be drawn randomly from the list of winners are: Prize A: One night stay at Inn at Holiday Valley + $100 voucher for dinner at Dina’s Restaurant + $100 worth of gift cards redeemable at selected Ellicottville Chamber of

Commerce businesses. Prize B: One night stay at Wingate Hotel + $100 voucher for dinner at Ellicottville Brewing Company + $100 worth of gift cards redeemable at selected Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce businesses. Prize C: One night stay at Jefferson Inn + $100 voucher for dinner at Silver Fox Steakhouse and Restaurant + $100 worth of gift cards redeemable at selected Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce businesses. Visit www.ellicottvilleny.com to place your vote!

Big 30 - Soccer & Football Dylan Paprocki and Cameron Wilson both made the Big 30 Football All-Stars Team. Also, making the girls Big 30 Soccer All-Stars Team were Chantel Perez and Morgan Zlockie. Making the boys Big 30 Soccer All-Stars Team was Connor Greene. Congrats to all of you and Ellicottville Central, keep up the good work!!

Anniversary Open House

Core performance is holding a year anniversary open house November 30 from 4-6pm. All of the core performance instructors will be on hand to share class info and demo class types. It’s our opportunity to share are amazing fitness secrets!

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The Ellicottville Memorial Library and the Olean Community Theatre are proud to present FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS, a special Christmas edition. A brandnew show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top includes veteran area performers in the lead roles! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. At first Francis (Shane Oschman), Jinx (Mark Lungershausen), Smudge (Nathan H. Bell), and Sparky

(Tim Hollamby) aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” - this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! This truly «heaven-sent» holiday treat will lift audiences›

Christmas Stroll : December 7, 2013 : Ellicottville, NY

spirits and remind youngsters that not all-good music has to be auto-tuned. Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS, a special Christmas edition directed by Ardyth Van Scoy! The Ellicottville Memorial Library is proud to sponsor the fifth annual “Winter Theatre In Ellicottville” program. The event will take place at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under and are available at the library and at the door the night of the event (if not sold out). (Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts decentralization Regrant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. The Forever Plaid boys practicing for the upcoming show. Pictured from left to right: Nathan Bell, Tim Hollamby, and Shane Oschman. Not pictured, the fourth member of “Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings” is Mark Lungershausen.


Inside Business Track

Madigan’s; Popular Ellicottville Restaurant and Bar Turns 32

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s g nMadigan’s is celebrating it’s 32nd year of good times. e By Dan Leach at the place patrons sometimes e call the “Green Bar”. More than m This year marks the 32nd just the faces change throughout d eAnniversary of the popular the years as locals may wander public house in Ellicottville, and wanderers may stay, the kMadigan’s. The owners, Kevin, building itself has taken on nGrace, Connor and Shane Kell several facelifts. The expansion have been running this family of the log bar grew throughout business as a team for more the whole building, upstairs and than five years as Shane and down, successfully upgrading oConnor are taking over the helm to accommodate the demand of sas Kevin and Grace plan to the ever-growing population of egradually retire. The restaurant outdoor snow-sports enthusiasts ,and bar was purchased over during the winter months. ethree decades ago and has Winter is when the party really dmaintained a successful run starts rocking in Ellicottville ofor all of those years. The and at Madigan’s. Both floors nexperience Grace and Kevin had fill up with good time havers ein the restaurant/ bar business and be-boppers every weekend, .from previous engagements in starting on Thursday evening ”the Buffalo area made them a when the winter time house ygreat team to takeover what was band Party Squad rock and rolls tpreviously called The Harness all night. Madigan’s is going Shop Restaurant. Starting to feature live bands just about with a downstairs barroom every weekend during the ski and a “TV room”, Madigan’s season. All of which Connor has become a monumental Kell said, “are going to Rock!” and historic destination that Madigan’s live acts start right is presumed to be rocking all after the Christmas holiday the time, by folks who may when Party Squad returns for roll in on a Tuesday afternoon. another rocking year. The line“Where is everybody?” is a up includes, but is not limited common question heard from to, several bands already, with across the bar when town more possibly in the works. The isn’t in full swing, but next Winter Blues weekend (Jan. Saturday, November 30th it will 4th-5th) will introduce the first be hopping when Madigan’s outfit for a Saturday Night show anniversary will be celebrated. at Madigan’s- Mick Hayes As the young Kells, Shane and will be showing off his Blues Connor, take the reigns from mastery for the upstairs crowd. their parents even more change And a popular local band from has been seen and heard down parts near Ellicottville, the

high intensity rock and dance band Goodbye Dawn is lined up for the Friday January 31st. Other acts gearing up to play at Madigan’s this winter include The Rockaz, Leon and the Forklifts, a Sunday afternoon show in which Fritz the Cat and Bob Ring will join forces as The Poor Boys, Ade Adu and another show with Mick Hayes on the first of March with Party Squad wrapping up the ski season on the sixth. The 32nd Anniversary is being celebrated in usual fashion at Madigan’s on Saturday November 30th. The six o’clock hour will begin the constant flow of Madigan’s great tasting hors d’ oeuvres for anyone attending, as well as a libation celebration featuring $1 off all drinks, lasting until 9pm. Madigan’s is a very popular spot for plenty of different activities which all include having a great time. If you’re not having a good time at the “Green Bar”, then it’s your fault. The music varies in genre every night throughout the week; found here is something for everyone to enjoy. And with the vast array of ways to play music, just about any song can be played on any given night. The Kells have invited everyone to come and help them celebrate their Anniversary and to enjoy the live music all winter long. Madigan’s has a facebook page for any information you may want to know. Located right in the center of town, the large light colored building with the green roof will always show its patrons a welcome and fun time. The pool table, warm wood stove fire, and all the popular sports games on their several large screen TVs along with the great tunes pumped out every night will make it easy to enjoy oneself at Madigan’s. Celebrate with the Kells for Madigan’s anniversary and all season long.

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area. Any eligible grantee will partner and coordinate with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism (EDPT). Eligibility: Chambers, Business Associations, non-profit organizations, events, festivals and other tourism associated activities. The funds in this group will be administered by EDPT. Grantees will partner and coordinate with EDPT. All advertising through this grant will be placed by the Department staff. Applications must be submitted

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OLEAN -- With just a week to go till the parade, officials from Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have registered more than thirty units for the upcoming Santa Claus Lane Parade on Friday, November 29 in which Santa Claus lights thousands of lights in downtown Olean. The ever-popular Parade is the official kick-off to the holiday season in the area.    Pam Caldwell, GOACC’s Official Lights Coordinator stated, “We are fortunate that Santa will make his stop once again this year to the City of Olean and take part in the Santa Claus Lane Parade on Friday November 29th.  Our gratitude and appreciation also go to the City of Olean’s employees who have dedicated time and effort over the past 27 years to assist us in bringing joy and happiness to our residents and more importantly to our children.”   Chamber officials have invited area residents to judge

this year’s parade. Winners will be announced the night of the parade.   North Union Street will close to traffic at 6:00 PM.   The City’s downtown parking lots will be opened.  The City Building’s restrooms will be opened the night of the parade from 6 8:30 PM.  Extra uniformed personnel of the Olean Fire and Police Departments will be on hand.  Lost children should report to the Chamber office, and a wheelchair only section will be roped off in front of the Chamber office/City Building.   New this year, local performer Dawn Elizabeth will sing a host of Christmas carols with the assistance of WPIG sound system near the four corners.  The Bent Brass Ensemble will perform from 6:30 - 7:15 PM near Blue Bird Square.  Paul Brown Dodge will be in the first part of the parade with their Toys for Tots Truck – once the truck passes

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Architectural Spotlight Story and Photos By John Thomas Staff Writer

The Little House that Could

In a town full of condos, town homes, and more than a few mega houses, this little gem of a home is a rare find. It’s walking distance to the downtown shops and restaurants, and a short drive to Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Built in 1920 this cottage style home has aged gracefully over the years. Its interior feels fresh and modern. Sure you can find newer bigger homes, but they don’t have the character of this one. The living room is adorned with fresh paint, and carpeting. In the corner is a gas fireplace set in a modern black and white hearth. The afternoon sunlight streams through the corner windows. Through an archway you pass into the dining room. Having a formal dining room

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The week before Thanksgiving and yes, we do have a lot to be thankful for. First, Take time to enjoy the company of your family and friends during this holiday season. Second is the weather in our neighborhood. We have returned to more winter like weather conditions that has made snow making a possibility. Holiday Valley had their snow guns roaring earlier this week and they are still targeting a late November or early December for the opening of Ski Season. We shall see. After reporting Elkdale Country Club as being closed last week, things have changed; as of this writing they will remain open till the snow flies and sticks to the ground. Therefore, golf is still an option. Just go to their website www. elkdalecc.com or give them a call for details. With next Thursday being Thanksgiving we have a full and FUN week heading towards Ellicottville. So for the week beginning Thursday November 21, 2013 through Thanksgiving eve Wednesday November 27, 2013 we will have ten Bands for sure, maybe eleven, three DJ’s, one including a Karaoke show, several All Week Sound System Music Events plus the regular football and other weekly meal and drink specials that regularly take place in and around the village of Ellicottville. So, if you wish to enjoy a great meal, check out the advertising on the adjoining pages of this fine newspaper for some excellent places to dine and have FUN in the Ellicottville area. So let’s get started with THURSDAY, a one band and DJ including a Karaoke show evening. It all will probably begin at 8:00 PM in The Gin Mill with Fred & Tuck doing their neat acoustic, folk rock to country music show. Excellent cover tunes done in F&T’s unique style will, as always, create another FUN Gin Mill Music Night. Then at 9:00 PM Thursday, The PUB in Great Valley will have DJ Felony and his Karaoke Show back in house

entertaining their patrons. As always, the patrons will have two options. Be part of the show or just enjoy the FUN times this gig creates. Moving to FRIDAY, which will be a two band and one DJ evening. Balloons starts us off at 7:00 PM with The A List on their music stage. The A List is a veteran five-piece band from Niagara Falls that plays classic to pop to southern rock cover tunes from the last sixty years in a style similar to the original artists. Their song list includes everything from Journey, Skynard to KC & The Sunshine Band plus many more. Their previous Balloons Gigs have been really FUN. Following The A List, DJ Mo Chuck will keep the party & good times rolling from Balloons Sound & Light Booth with his neat danceable selection of tunes and totally FUN conversation till close. Returning to 9:00 PM Friday in The Gin Mill where RT Live will be on stage doing his acoustic version of many folk rock classics and country rock tunes. When billed as RT Live, RT should be a solo act. However, sometimes one or two other musicians join in creating an even more FUN Gin Mill music night. Now on to SATURDAY which will be a five band and one DJ evening. We get started at 6:00 PM in Balloons with The Rod Horning Project. This will the second Balloons gig for this neat band consisting of Rod on bass and vocals, Joe on keys and vocals, Drew on guitar and vocals and Mark on drums. Like we experienced last August and their web site says, “this fourpiece group plays blues, rock, jazz and everything else that gets in their way”. As happened three months ago, a really FUN music night will take place in Balloons. Following The Rod Horning Project, DJ Flakey Frank, The Party Monster will keep the party ROLLIN from Balloons Sound & Light Booth with his WACO, off the wall sense of humor, neat tune selection and FUN chit/chat till close. Returning to 7:00 PM Saturday, Madigans will host Shenanigans at Madigans, a Volunteer Fundraiser for The Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby Club. This fundraiser is totally voluntary and will run from 7:00 PM till close allowing everyone to party with The Hellbillies in Madigans Up Stairs Party Bar. This neat event will feature three local bands Counterfeit, Ade Adu and Dred Neks. Singer songwriter Ade Adu is the only one we know anything about. That being he has the sound and style of Bob Marley, Dave Mathews, Seal, John Mayer and Richie

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On Sunday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m. rehearsals for the Community Christmas Cantata will begin.  The choir will meet at the United Church on 53 Elizabeth Street in Ellicottville,  for seven Sundays leading up to the concert which will be at 3:00 on Dec. 15th, 2013.  All 90- minute sessions will begin at 1:00 except Dec. 8th, which will be at 7:00 p.m. It is the hope of the director, Annette Ieda, that each choir member will be able to attend at least 6 of the 7 rehearsals.

Practice CDs and scores will be available for singers to take home. This year’s Cantata is a newly written work by Lloyd Larson, “Behold the Star.”  Mrs. Ieda stated, “Although much of the music is newly composed, there are still several well known and beautifully orchestrated Christmas Songs included.  There are also some opportunities during the Cantata for the audience to join in!”  (A very large choir!) Mrs. Ieda is thrilled that the St. Paul’s Dulcimers will be participating

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There are many different belief systems out there concerning the Architect of the Universe, aka God. The infinite energy that created all the matter the universe is constructed of is a greatly debated topic. Some do not believe that an intelligence created anything, and it is all accident, but that is immensely argued by believers of a creator. Einstein said of God that there is a magnificent energy that no religion or even the grandest conventional imagination can fathom. The answers we all seek may never be sastisfied, but if there is a way to get the response it would be from the omniscient entity that many believe is God. Many religions have different ideas about their God/s and even the morals created by man are argued about whether or not this is the way God wants us to act. He or She or It may or may not exist, one way some explain is we will find out upon the death of our soul’s vessel and our consciousness travels into the afterlife. Maybe you are the only soul in the universe and will make your way to the higher plain upon being everything living in your universe. The answers nonetheless will be mind-blowing. If He/She were to appear before you, what would you ask God?

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Eye health is not isolated from general health. According to some researchers, most eye diseases are signs of deeper health problems, such as stress, free radical damage, diabetes and circulatory disorders. Poor nutrition plays a major role in creating the health problems that lead to a deterioration of the eye health. According to researchers in the last few years the even large consumption of wheat and gluten has contributed to eye ailments. Antioxidant nutrients that counteract free radical damage are essential to healthy eyes. That is why the eyes love the array of vegetable and fruit colors available to us. The purples, yellows, green, blues, red and other bright colors found in fruits and vegetables are full of these nutrients called antioxidants. I personally like Thai-go juice for its amazing combination of super antioxidant ingredients. Nutrition wise each bottle equals

100 bowls of blueberries and 200 bowls of spinach. It contains high amounts of natural vitamins A, C and E through a selection of the highest ORAC content fruits like pomegranate, mangosteen, acai berry and goji, among nine more fruits. When vitamins A, C, and E are together they create a strong defense for the eyes, they keep fats in the eye from oxidizing and prevent the eye from dehydrating by helping in tear formation. Adequate amounts of vitamin E may reduce the risk of cataract production. It also works with bioflavonoids to inhibit macular degeneration. Vitamin C on the other hand, helps protect the capillaries nourishing the eye tissue. It reduces pressure in glaucoma (the second leading cause of blindness), reduces cataract formation and helps rebuild the cornea when it has been damaged. Herbalist Steve Horne says that many of the eye disorders such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are probably caused by free radical damage to the eyes. One cause of this damage he says can be the ultraviolet radiation present in natural light, but chemical toxins, cardiovascular inflammation and blood sugar problems are also contributing factors. The liver is the organ that physically and emotionally connects to the eye, it is always important to detoxify and build the liver to maintain it as healthy as possible, Milk Thistle (demonstrates a significant liver protector activity) N-Acetyl Cysteine (an intracellular antioxidant) and Liver Balance (a Chinese herbal combination) are excellent choices.

The eyes like the brain need the good fats to be healthy too. Omega -3 essential fatty acids, especially DHA, are critical to eye health. DHA helps with communicating information from the eyes to the brain. Good fats also lubricate the eyes and keep them from drying out. Good sources of essential fatty acids for the eyes include deep ocean fish, flax seed oil, walnuts and dark green, leafy vegetables (also sources of carotenoids for the eyes). You can also include Super Omega-3 EPA, Krill Oil or DHA as supplements to promote eye health. There are other two essential carotenoids for healthy eyes. These are lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein is a yellow pigment found in green leafy vegetables like kale, chard and spinach. It is also found in egg yolks. Lutein is found in the macula (the center of the retina) and has been shown to counteract free radical damage caused by blue and ultraviolet light. It protects against macular degeneration and inhibits the formation of cataracts (the number one cause of blindness in the elderly). Zeaxanthin is also a yellow pigment found naturally in green vegetables, eggs and yellow corn. This pigment protects the macula from light damage and inhibits cataract formation. Both of these carotenoids are found in the herbal combination called Perfect Eyes. Experts indicate that people with cataracts are deficient in glutathione, a major antioxidant in the liver and eyes. N-Acetyl Cysteine(an intracellular antioxidant) helps increase glutathione levels, it is also an ingredient in the herbal combination Perfect Eyes.

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Christmas From Cover

by Chris Chapman

The turkey hasn’t even been carved, but plans are under way for an annual celebration that does happen after Thanksgiving. Christmas in Ellicottville is just around the corner, set for Friday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. “This Chamber sponsored and managed event is meant to bring back the feeling of a good old fashioned holiday experience and it’s all free,” Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Brian McFadden. “The event Chairperson is Chamber Board member Kathleen Moriarty of Peter’s and Moriarty. The focus is on families having fun with their children while strolling and shopping in the Village. The lead sponsor is the Wingate by Windham where all of the kids craft activities are held and managed by their staff. (Thank goodness for them as there are a lot of kids). Cookies are supplied by Subway and hot chocolate by Katie’s Café for the Wingate event. The Chamber provides all the crafts for the children to make and keep their own ornaments.” Starting at noon on Friday, The Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus, will be riding a fire truck on Jefferson Street. Parents and kids alike can climb aboard and ride with him until 2 p.m. At 1, for those that don’t see fire trucks in their future, or maybe for those that are looking for something a bit more rustic can jump in a horse-drawn wagon at Washington Square. As children anticipate Santa to climb off his big red truck, they can wait in the warmth of the Wingate by Wyndham, just off Mill Street, this year’s signature sponsor of the event. While they stay warm, the kids will have many activities to keep them busy and somewhat patient. Santa is expected to arrive at the hotel at 2:15 and will visit with children until 3:30. At 4 p.m., at the 1887 Building on the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets, waiting to pick up Santa, youngsters can meet real reindeer. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet will meander their way through the Villager, spreading

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Cont. From Cover Story by John Thomas, Staff Writer When Jennifer McNally was a young girl she used to ski in Ellicottville with her family. “This is the community that has been a special place for our family,” she says. In winter they came down for quality family time that included skiing at HoliMont. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in political studies from Queens University in Kingston, and went on to obtain a masters degree in Urban Planning from Pratt Institute in New York City before receiving a professional certification in the discipline. For a while she worked for large engineering firms, helping them navigate the local government and regulatory processes required for large projects. Her father Chris is an infrastructure contractor, working on large urban projects around Toronto. His grandfather had been a residential developer. Given the family history it seemed natural that Jennifer team

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good cheer with their songs of celebration, commemorating the reasons for the holiday. About halfway through their stroll, a community Christmas tree will be illuminated. The celebration will be complete with Santa still hanging around, and hot cocoa available for all in attendance on what could be a chilly night. “The Christmas tree lighting on Friday evening is everyone’s favorite. We light the tree on the 1887 Building lawn to carolers and Santa and his reindeer, McFadden said. “Hot chocolate is provided and served by the staff at Holiday Valley Food Service. Lots of families and children attend to sing-along and get their picture with Santa and the reindeer.” Saturday gets going rather early this time of year, for many in Ellicottville, and this celebration weekend is no different. Visitors to The Barn, at 7 Monroe St., will be able to take part in a free benefit pancake breakfast until 11 a.m. All donations that come from each stack will go to the Ellicottville Food Pantry, an annual benefactor of the event. “The Barn Restaurant has graciously offered to host the Breakfast with Santa events with all of the food products donated by Sysco Food Service,” McFadden said. The events of the day start at 1 p.m. with Santa on the fire truck once again, until 3, when he makes his way over to the hotel for another day of meeting with children to hear what they want for the festive holiday. On Saturday, however, Santa will be at the hotel from 3:15 until 4:15. Not to worry though, children’s activities will be available from 2 p.m. until 3:30 as children wait their turn. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available from 1 p.m. until 4. During those times, the Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet will be making their way through the Village once again. Reindeer will return to the 1887 Building from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Olean Community Theater will present their version of “Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings.” Tickets for the show can be purchased at the Ellicottville Library, in advance of the show, for $10. On Sunday, The Barn will once again open their doors from 9:30 a.m. until 11 for a free pancake breakfast with donations going to the Ellicottville Food Pantry.

After riding around on a big red truck for the past two days, Santa will forego the ride time on a fire truck. Instead, he will meet with even more children from noon until 1 p.m. at the Wingate by Wyndham. Before his arrival, starting at 11:30, children can start to get in line, mingling with one another a bit as they check out the interactive children’s activities for one last time on the weekend. Santa’s reindeer will be back to bring the “Jolly One” home after a couple hours of meeting children, themselves, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the 1887 Building. As all of that is happening, horse-drawn wagon rides will take place at Washington Square from noon until 2 p.m. All weekend, shops in the Village will keep their normal hours for visitors to stop in, warm up and browse their wares, tasting what the Village of Ellicottville has to offer. Most shops open at 1 a.m., but each keeps its own hours, so the opportunity to visit all of them may vary. That’s not the end of the Holiday celebration in Ellicottville, however. On Dec. 6, The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce will host The Ellicottville Christmas Party. Festivities will get under way at 6 p.m. in The Ellicottville Brewing Company’s new brewery and banquet area. Several courses will be available, buffet-style, throughout the facility, and will feature goods from local businesses, like Dom’s Butcher Block, EVL Cheese Company, Katy’s Cafe, Watson’s Chocolates and The Winery of Ellicottville. A full menu of delectables can be found at the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce’s website, ellicottvilleny.com, but suffice it to say that eight stations catering to different themes of food will supply even the finickiest eater with a full meal. Not only can the food be had for the price of admission, but a cocktail hour and open bar will keep the spirits of the holiday season flowing. The sounds of jazz will join with the aromas, filling the air with relaxation as LTM Jazz Trio plays through the cocktail hour. Once the meal is settled a bit, the sounds of Mo Porter will fill the air and the dance floor. Admission for the event is $50 per person and are available by calling (716) 6995046.

up with her father when they decided to create a development in Ellicottville. “This is a new venture for the two of us,” Jennifer says of the Glen Burn Trail development. Neither she nor her father had created a housing development before, but they felt their skill sets would compliment each other. The project is unique in that the purchasers of the units will be able to customize the complete interior look of their home. The units run from 1,600 to 2,000 square feet, and different floor plans have been developed to appeal to residents who may be looking to downsize, or skiers looking for a vacation home. The exteriors of the units are being built in a consistent style that blends with Ellicottville’s existing communities. In keeping with the family business, it was Jennifer’s mother, Wendy who came up with the name of the development. She pointed out that Glen is Gaelic for valley and burn is Gaelic for creek, and as it happens, Elk Creek runs along the north end of the property. In time the development will be connected to the proposed recreational trail that will pass by the area. Knowing the importance of supporting the local economy, Jennifer and her father

created a mandate to use local professionals, tradesmen, and suppliers on the project. Carl Calarco of CRC Engineering and Land Surveying is serving as the local engineer. Local contractors on the project include Mike and Dave Halloran at Halloran Construction, and Karl Northrup with JD Northrup Construction. The list of local suppliers they are using reads like a Who’s Who of the local construction trade: Great Valley Building Supplies, Cabinet World in Olean, Sisson’s Chain Saws & Stoves in Bolivar, Carpet Express in Olean, Candlelight Cabinetry in Lockport, and White’s Appliances in Springville. The team of Melanie and Cathy Pritchard of ERA Team VP Real Estate has been chosen as sales agents for the units. Jennifer has praise for the Village Planning Board, saying, “It was a thorough process that helped us refine and improve the development, such that it better meets the needs of the community.” The units are a 5 minute walk to the heart of the Village located at 6422 East Washington Street and will start at $250,000. For a private tour or a schedule of open houses, contact Cathy and Melanie Pritchard at the ERA office today.

necessary. The board of education, he said, can also expect a difficult budget this year due to cuts in state aid in recent years. He said he would not recommend using reserves to make up for that cut in revenue. The board also learned elementary report cards were issued this week.

In other news, the board approved the May, 2014 senior class trip to Chicago, learned Ellicottville has allstar selections from fall teams, approved appraisal of 120 acres of vacant land behind the school, okayed Katherine Benatovich as a substitute bus driver and approved homework and Odyssey of the Mind advisors.

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Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings The fifth annual Winter Theatre in Ellicottville Program will be held on Saturday November 30th at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 7 PM. The Olean Community Theater group will perform this show which is a holiday version of the incredibly popular Forever Plaid musical. 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.

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