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INSIDE BUSINESS TRACK: CUSTOM CORDAGE..... PAGE 7 November 8 - November 14, 2012

Volume 07 ~ Issue 44

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Brewer Meet & Greet Extravaganza

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Beer & Wine Pairing Event this Fri. : Combination of Craft Beers & Focused Cuisine: Sat. Fest Sold Out 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 THE STEVIE PROJECT

Friday, November 9th, 7-11PM THE STRANGERS

Saturday, November 10th, 4-9PM DJ Following Bands Until 2AM BISCUIT MILLER

Sunday, November 11th, 5PM A-LIST

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

Saturday, November 17th, 6-10PM

Check Out 25¢ Wing Night Monday’s at Balloons from 6-10pm • Eat in Only

This year’s Food Pairing Dinner at Holiday Valley’s Tannenbaum Lodge on Friday will feature an intimate and informal Brew Master Meet & Greet and will give you an opportunity to meet Brewers from Popular Micro Breweries. Tickets are $65/person and can be purchased through Holiday Valley (716) 699-2345. The Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday will be held at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge and will feature hand craft beer and wine and live music by Big Leg Emma (Saturday night event is sold out).

The 5th Annual Beer & Food Pairing Event this Friday, November 9th will feature the unbelievable flavor combinations of nationally recognized craft beers and classic

seasonally focused cuisine. This year’s event will be an informal and intimate Brew Master Meet & Greet. This unique opportunity will allow you to meet Brewers from Popular

HV New Park for Kids Wildwood Open House Holiday Valley and BOCES Team to Build New Terrain

Left: Model of the structure for Holiday Valley and an artist rendering behind it. The structure was designed in the BOCES Project Lead the Way class by Cattaraugus - Little Valley student, Zach Wares, and then printed out as a scaled model using their 3-D printer. Project Lead the Way is a Pre-Engineering class at the Ellicottville Career and Technical Center that focuses on design and innovation.

Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 A SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH BRENDA LEE November 28 & 29 • 1:30 PM THE TRAGICALLY HIP November 17 @ 7 PM Tickets start at $55.35

Tickets on Sale Now!

By Denise Royer The children’s programs at Holiday Valley are about to get even cooler this winter as the Valley prepares to

introduce its all-new Terrain Garden; a collaboration between Holiday See PARK page 9

Restaurant to Feature New Menu to Public, November 15 Story and photo By John Thomas Staff Writer

When it comes to restaurant success is seems there is a magic formula of: good food, efficient staff, and ambiance. The higher quality restaurant, the more critical those features become. The Wildwood Restaurant in Salamanca has that elusive blend, and to prove the point they are having an open house for Ellicottville residents on the 15th The Wildwood Grill, located on of this month from 6 to 9pm. Folks 53 Wildwood Avenue in Salaman- will have a chance to sample items ca will host an Ellicottville Open House, Nov. 15. Samples of the new menus items will be featured.

See OPEN page 9

EBC Expansion Update

Sneak Peek

Ellicottville Brewing Company Expansion In Race Against Old Man Winter

The Tamarack Club... Page 6

An Ownership Experience Like No Other!

In this Issue

Micro Breweries. The food station counterpoint for these selections. selections have been specifically Brewers will be on hand to discuss designed to pair beautifully with each beer with you and explain the the nuances of the craft beer flavors as they serve as a complement and See FEST page 9

Since opening its doors in December of 2009, The Tamarack Club has continued to amaze its guests and owners with upscale amenities and first class service. Conveniently located Slope-Side at Holiday Valley, this Condominium Hotel offers Fully Furnished Condos, Ski in/Ski out access, Indoor/ Outdoor Heated Pool, Outdoor Hot Tubs, Under Ground Parking, Permanent Ski and Golf Lockers, a Destination Spa, and John Harvard’s Restaurant and Brew House.

Inside Business: Custom Cordage...Page 7 Bringing Warmth for Winter

There was a time when the onset of Winter meant laying in supplies of fuel for winter heat. But for most of us the coming of winter means getting out the ski gear, and hardly giving a second thought to keeping warm. Very few of us now depend on wood for cold weather heat, but everyone loves a fireplace stoked with a roaring fire. What would camping be without a camp fire to gather around?

All one has to do is drive by to see that EBC is making progress. The beautiful timber frame structure is up and the general form of what is to be an EVL landmark is becoming apparent. The windows and siding are scheduled to be installed on the brewery side this week. Over the next three weeks the open space between the existing restaurant and the new addition will see the frame go up on what is to be the adjoining structure.  In speaking with Peter Kreinheder, the operator of EBC, he made note of their keen desire that the weather will hold out until they can get everything closed in.  He also praised the builder Mike Nickolson and said he is doing a great job and having fun creating such a show piece within the village.  The target date for completion remains Mid-May 2013. - By Paul Royer (More Pictures, Page 9)

Veterans Day Activities This Monday Nov 12, All Cattaraugus County Government Offices will be Closed in Observance Ellicottville: Sunday, 11/11/2012: 11am Veteran’s Ceremony at the Courthouse by the monument. All Veterans are urged to participate. Springville: Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, 11/11/12 at Veterans Park at 11 am. Olean: There will be a ceremony at 11am at Lincoln Park in Olean. Discounts and Free Meals to Veterans will be Offered By: 11/11/12 -Veterans Eat Free At Applebees and Olive Garden. Free six in sub from Subway. 10% Discount - Home Depot, Lowes, Big Lots, Dollar General.

Beer & Wine Festival : November 10, 2012 : Ellicottville, NY

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weekend and if the event’s anything like it was last year, those who go are in for a real blast. For the non-beer drinkers (perish the thought) there will be sample wines from over a dozen NYS wineries, but the big draw is for the beer. Microbrews of all flavors and types, along with awesome food, live entertainment, and a really cool auction spells ‘fun’ with a capital ‘F’. It’s truly a celebration like no other. By all means, get a ticket and go! In closing, dear readers, it’s very important for you to heed the wise words of The Villager’s own Ben Franklin, who said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” So, here’s to you and your’s. Until next week…JZ

Happy Birthday Robert Obenauer..... November 8 Joey DiPasquale..... November 13 Carrie Franklin..... November 13

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Beautiful end unit in wonderful Wildflower. Well kept and furnished with gas fireplace for the cold winter nights. Murphy bed too. Sliding doors to patio facing Holiday Valley and ski slopes/golf. $ 124,900

Golf course living! Contemporary 3 bdrm/2 bth home in beautiful Allegany County. Situated on a 27 hole golf course, a purchase in Waterways Resort will be a great investment in your future. $195,000

10 miles from downtown Ellicottville, 3 bdrm/2 bth, Great room with brick fireplace, huge deck, ski entry, double garage, private location with lots of parking, on quiet country road. Excellent price. $89,900

Inground Pool - Chalet on 5 acs with tons of privacy, but so close to E’ville and all its fun and festivities. With 5 bedrooms and 3 baths this home can fit a crowd! Maintained both inside and out! $ 399,000

7245 Jersey Hollow

The next time you and your friends partake of a pint or two, stop for a moment and realize you are enjoying a libation that’s been around for, literally,

thousands of years. Beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages and many historians consider the invention of bread and beer responsible for humanity’s ability to develop technology and build civilization. I guess the historians weren’t thinking about low-carb diets back then … Thankfully, the global business of brewing beer for the masses by super large, multi-national companies has done little to dissuade a whole generation of microbrewers. These guys brought a whole new attitude and approach to brewing flexibility, adaptability, experimentation, and customer service. And we’re all the better for it! The 9th annual “Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival”

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Real cedar chalet with a stunning views! 2 acs sits on a slight slope. Cathedral ceilings, FP, tile in the bathrooms. Near Ellicottville, skiing and nightlife. 3 bedrooms. Furnished. $129,900

A small crew of Verizon field technicians were staying at the Wingate Hotel in Ellicottville this past week. They were brought into this area from Ithaca to assist local crews with a backlog of telephone service calls caused by the recent bad weather.

HV “Troll House”

Holiday Valley Commissions Local Artisan For New “Troll House”

Partners with the Hotel Westgate, 734 Broad Street

Great Menu • Great Changes New Menu • New Food • New Atmosphere

Top Floor : Sinatra Lounge First Floor: Wildwood Restaurant and Saloon Bottom Floor: Beebe’s Down Under Restaurant FR Wi EE Fi

Local log carving artisan Jerry Cobado is seen notching out another Norwegian spruce log for the innovative, new “Troll House” he was commissioned to build by Holiday Valley. His workshop is a small spot along Holiday Valley Road near the maintenance shops, and his materials are large spruce logs harvested mostly from Holiday Valley property. The troll house will be a rustic building with a whimsical look, filled with innovative equipment designed to give beginner snowboarding children a fun

and safe place, out of the way of other skiers, to develop their sense of balance and practice navigating the different terrains they may encounter while spending a day on the slopes at Holiday Valley. Ramps, rails, balance training boards and a practice chair lift will all be incorporated into the design. Cobado is an Ellicottville resident who has been building and designing log art structures for most of his life. A skilled craftsman, he’s excited about this project because it’s a fresh, new concept and his design will

be only the second facility of this type built at a ski resort so far - the first one being developed and built last year at Smugglers Notch in Vermont. Plans call for Holiday Valley crews to locate the building near School Haus for the winter season and possibly move it over to Sky High for the summer season.  Along with help from local BOCCE’s students and other volunteers, Cobado hopes to have it completed and on site by mid to late November 2012 and ready for the upcoming season.

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The American Legion and

The Villager Newspaper join in saluting our military veterans of all wars this November 11th - and every day. Thank you for serving America with honor, courage and commitment.

Veterans Day 2012 The American Legion - Veterans Still Serving America

A Special Holiday Concert With Brenda Lee : November 28&29, 2012 : Seneca Allegany Casino


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Cubscout Pack 652 At Tops Markets, Ellicottville

November 10, 2012 from 9am to 3pm at Tops Markets located on 64 East Washington s , Street, Ellicottville. To benefit the Ellicottville Food Pantry at the United Church of l Ellicottville s l r t . d Fall Sports Banquet Scheduled For Nov 19th e a ’ The Fall Banquet is scheduled return them to the High School We anticipate to be finished by afor November 19, 2012 at 5:30 Main Office on or before 7:30 pm. The Board of Education, lpm., in the High School Gym. November 14, along with the All student-athletes will have cash or check sufficient for Administration, Coaches received reservation cards from and Community members additional family members, s dtheir coaches. Those completed $6 adults, $3 students & Sr. are exceptionally proud of the dedication, character scards are to be returned to the Citizens. office no later than Wednesday, and sportsmanship that our Coaches encourage all of our , November 14. student-athletes show at all our student-athletes to attend from s For reservation purposes competitions. Congratulations the fall sport season. Everyone , please indicate the number is asked to remain for the entire to all ECS teams!! Fall Sports – Boys & Girls Zattending, your son/daughter(s) program and to be courteous is/are free, compliments of the to each of the programs and Varsity, Junior Varsity, & Sports Boosters. Parents and players. We anticipate several Modified Soccer, Girls Varsity other family members will nice door prizes to be given & Junior Varsity Volleyball, indicate the number attending away throughout the evening Cheerleaders, Varsity & JV on the reservation cards and to those that are in attendance. Football, Swimmers.

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Room to roam in this Village home. Furnished 6 bdrm,4 f ba & 4 fplaces. Fitness area w/ sauna & hot tub A separate furnished suite or apt. w/3 bdrms, 2 ½ ba. New concrete drive w/ 2+ att, garage. A special find in this quaint Village. Asking $799K

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.

Nana’s House

Reaching Out To Help The Safe Place For Children

Nana’s House is very dear to Ellicottville’s Lilian Dirito. Every Christmas Lilian and her daughter visit the girls at Nana’s r House to bring them presents and clothes.

d Nana’s House was founded s by Mary Jo Hansen. In this beautiful ministry in Tepic, y Nayarit, Mexico there is a group g of 13 girls who are smiling, r laughing, and being happy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t always that way for these young ladies. m Nana’s House is a home for girls d that have been abandoned, who s were living on the streets, or had e 2 g

been victims of child trafficking and abuse. Nana’s House is a new beginning for these girls and now Nana (Mary Jo) is starting a home for boys! All of these children had never been to school and didn’t know how to read or write. They come to Nana’s House after being abandoned and impoverished. Mary Jo has worked extremely


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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


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hard to find a private school for these children to go to and be accepted. And although they are granted a discount on their registration and tuition, expenses are still high. They currently have two houses, one for little girls and one for teenagers, and a full time staff. Nana’s House is very dear to Ellicottville’s Lilian Dirito. Every Christmas Lilian and her daughter visit the girls at Nana’s House to bring them presents and clothes. She is also working with Mary Jo on the possibility on volunteering to teach the children English. Lilian has reached out to us all to help support Nana’s House. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. The funds will be used to support some of the end of the year house expenses, clothing, Christmas presents and living / school expenses for the children. Nana’s House is a nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible For info on Nana’s House, the girls, sponsorships or donations visit or Lilian at 716-945-7889.

Kidney Connection Benefit

American Girl Christmas Tea Party Fundraiser, Nov. 17 at Moon Brook

Georgia Swanson, Jeanette Ostrom, and Gwendolyn Swanson. Georgia and Gwen are all ready to attend An American Girl Christmas Tea Party with their Gramma Nettie.

On Saturday, November 17th, the Western New York Kidney Connection will be hosting an American Girl Christmas Tea Party at 11:00 am at Moon Brook Country Club. Little girls and their Moms can meet and have their picture taken with “Live” American Girl Dolls. There will be a fabulous buffet, a Beauty Spa with hair styling and manicures (extra charge) and a Boutique. There will also be American Girl Doll Raffles. The Western New York Kidney Connection is a FREE site dedicated to connecting people who live in our area and are in need of a new kidney with caring people

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willing to donate a kidney. Stranger helping stranger, neighbor helping neighbor. The Kidney Connection recently received nonprofit 501(c)3 status and became Kidney Connection Inc. Call 716-450-2272 for details and reservations. Reservations are required. $30 per adult and $25 per child 12 and under, credit cards accepted. Tickets are going fast to this one of a kind event. Pre-Event Raffle - Win Caroline, American Girl’s newest doll - $105 Value. $5 for 1 ticket - $10 for 3 tickets. Call Jeanette Ostrom at 450-8958 or for tickets.

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Thanks For Support

Largest Fundraiser in STCS Walsh History Thanks Community The Southern Tier Catholic & Archbishop Walsh Academy’s Eagles Gala Auction – Passport to Europe was held at the school on September 29, 2012. The event welcomed a sold-out crowd of 250 people and raised a net amount of $95,000 for the schools; it was the single biggest fundraising event in the nearly 60 year history of the schools. As chaircouples of the Eagles Gala Auction, we can hardly begin to express how truly grateful we are to each and every individual, family, and business who supported the auction. Whether you purchased an

ad, donated one of the over 220 items up for bid, became a lead sponsor of the event, volunteered and / or attended the gala evening, our appreciation for your participation is infinite. Aesop said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” If you are a student who volunteered to be a server for the evening or if you are a business owner who purchased an ad for the program or even if you attended the event simply to watch the excitement of the live auction, you made the evening a night that will not soon forget.

It was an honor and a privilege to host the Eagles Gala Auction and the great outpouring of support we received for Southern Tier Catholic & Archbishop Walsh Academy will not only make our schools better, it will make us all better. Next year, the Eagles Gala Auction will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013. We look forward to seeing you there! With infinite gratitude Dina DiPasquale & Jim Carls and Debbie & Barkley Daughters (Eagles Gala Auction ’12 Chaircouples).

2012 Pasta Dinner

Support The Olean Rotary Club And Get A Pasta Dinner Please come out Thursday, November 15 from 5-7pm to the Elks Lodge in Olean and support the Rotary Club. The dinner ($7.00) helps support the clubs community service grants, scholarships, local school dictionary program, and other service programs throughout the year.

Annual Christmas Bazaar St. Aloysius Regional Holds 46th Annual Bazaar Nov 17

St. Aloysius Regional School will hold its 46th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8am to 4pm and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10am to 3pm in the Parish Hall, Franklin St., Springville. As always, this year’s Christmas Bazaar promises to offer something for everyone. Find that one special item at the Holiday Gift Shop or among the many handcrafted and homemade items for sale. Shop the Next-to-New Booth; buy a live potted plant; or satisfy your

craving for traditional holiday sweets and other baked goods at the Sweet Shoppe. View and purchase pieces in the Gallery of Student Art; enter to win the $1000 Money Raffle with 12 Days of Christmas mystery prizes each valued at $100 or more; or participate in the always spectacular Theme Basket Auction. Stop in for lunch. Saturday’s menu includes: beef on wick, pizza, hot dogs, broccoli cheese soup, and a variety of other goodies.

Sunday’s menu features Krolick’s chicken barbecue starting at 11am. Call the school 592-7002 for prices and presale orders. Start your holiday shopping, enjoy some great food, and support St. Aloysius Regional School all in one trip. St. Aloysius families will serve food and students will be available to help carry purchases to your car. All proceeds go directly to the school. Spend your afternoon at the 46th Annual Christmas Bazaar.

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General Election Results Unofficial Results For Cattaraugus County

Presidential Electors For President / Vice President: Barack Obama & Joe Biden: 11,695- 42.242% Mitt Romeny & Paul Ryan: 15,406- 55.645% United States Senator: Kirsten E. Gillibrand: 14,617- 55.897%

Wendy Long: 11,075- 42.352%

Representative In Congress 23rd District: Nate Shinagawa: 11,450- 43.809%

Thomas W. Reed, II: 14,680- 56.168%

State Senator 57th District: Catharine M. Young: 23,438- 99.728%

Write-in: 64- 0.272%

Member of Assembly 148th District: Daniel J. Brown: 9,630- 37.449%

Joseph M. Giglio: 16,074- 62.508%

County Court Judge: Ronald D. Ploetz: 24,607- 99.894%

Write-in: 26- 0.106%

County Treasurer: Joseph G. Keller: 24,613- 99.886%

Write-in: 28- 0.114%

County Coroner: David G. Siafakas: 7,214- 28.755%

Bradley M. Spink: 17,861- 71.193%

Town Justice, Ellicottville Andrew J. Stokes: 591- 99.663%

Write-in: 2- 0.337%

For the full Unofficial General Election results for Cattaraugus County visit: http://www.cattco. org/tag/department-board-elections

Catt. Co.’s Got Talent

Auditions Tuesday, November 13 & 17- 3-5pm, at Salamanca High School The 2012 Cattaraugus County’s Got Talent is open to any student within Cattaraugus County with an appropriate act! Auditions are on Tuesday, November 13 from 10 am to noon AND Saturday, November 17 from 3 pm to 5pm in the

Salamanca High School Auditorium. Semi-Finals take place on Friday, November 30 from 6pm to 9pm in the Salamanca High School Auditorium. Tickets will be $3.00 at the door. The Finals are on Saturday,

December 7 from 7 pm to 9pm in the Salamanca High School Auditorium. Tickets will be $7.00 at the door. Master of Ceremonies will be Dustan Whitcomb. PRIZES: 1st place is $300, 2nd place is $200, and 3rd place is $100.

Exercise classes at Library

The Ellicottville Memorial Library has a variety of exercise classes being offered throughout the week. Please call or stop by the library for a list of dates and times.


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A Special Holiday Concert With Brenda Lee : November 28&29, 2012 : Seneca Allegany Casino

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Blues With A Smile

Dave “Biscuit” Miller Coming To Balloons Nov 11

Don’t miss Dave “Biscuit” Miller this Sunday, November 11 at Balloon starting at 5pm.

Born on the south side of Chicago and raised by his Grandmother where he was given his childhood nickname, Biscuit; after always being in the kitchen and underfoot while she was trying to cook. Growing up at Grandma’s house also gave Biscuit his love and appreciation lfor music, as gospel and soul were played in the home on a mregular basis. l While visiting his friend eDatrick’s house one afternoon, fBiscuit spotted a four string n e d

electric bass sitting in a corner collecting dust and decided to check it out. The bass belonged to Datrick’s older brother, Darnell, who taught him a couple of songs and Biscuit took to it like a fish in water. “It was easy to play and I fell in love with it immediately”. So at the tender age of eleven years old, Biscuit Miller was born into the “Blues”. It didn’t take long till he formed his first band, Clever, with Ivan Wallace, his childhood friend and they moved to Minneapolis in 1982. Soon after, a mutual friend, Joe Rowe introduced Biscuit to Sonny Rogers who taught him a lot about playing basic blues. During his time with Rogers, they recorded “They Call Me the Cat Daddy”, which won Rogers a Handy Award for Best New Artist. Unfortunately, Sonny passed away before he was able toaccept the award. Biscuit then went on to play with other respected blues artists such as, Mojo Buford (formerly with Muddy Waters) and Lady Blue (backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner). One day, Biscuit received a phone call requesting him to come back home to sub for Chicago’s own legendary Lonnie Brooks who needed a bass player for one night. That one night lasted for over ten years as Biscuit became the permanent bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band. “The years I spent with Lonnie were invaluable to me as a musician. I learned so much about the

music business and being on the road – we played some incredible gigs such as President Clinton’s inauguration and I met and performed with many of my own idols while traveling with Lonnie and the band. During the winter months, we didn’t tour as much, so I spent time sitting in with various musicians and in 2000 I formed Biscuit and the Mix to fill up some of the downtime”. During this time, he recorded a CD “Come Together”. One of the bands Biscuit frequently sat in with was the up and coming Anthony Gomes Band. During one of those sessions, he was asked to join the band full time and he decided to take Anthony up on his offer. During the five years with the Anthony Gomes Band, they released five CD’s, Unity, Sweet String and Soul, Long Way Home, Music is the Medicine, and the latest, Live at the Triple Door. A heavy touring schedule of over 250 gigs a year in the US and abroad, led to a dedicated fan base, not only for the AG Band, but also for Biscuit’s fun and funky style of bass playing and his great rapport with his many fans and friends around the world. Biscuit Miller and The Mix are once again on the road with his new CD “BLUES WITH A SMILE” and ready to bring a smorgasbord of fun to your party. What’s better than a bowlful of Soulful, Funky Blues stew? A pipin’ hot Biscuit, of course!

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!

LIVE @ BALLOONS The Stevie Project Friday, November 9th, 7-11PM

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Saturday, November 10th, 4-9PM

Ceramic Art Classes

Upcoming Classes At Art On Main Gallery In Allegany Ramp up your creativity and use your own life as a springboard for ideas .Creative Ceramics with Audrey Dowling begins December 8. Origami Paper Sculpture with Robert Taylor begins October 20.

Pottery for the People with Anne Mormile begins October 18. Practical Foundations of Digital Photography with Joelle Wolters begins November 4. Creative Journaling with Debra Eck begins November 20.

Paper Sculptures with Patricia Eckstrom begins December 13. For more information and pre-registration, please go to Art on Main Gallery and Store is located at 100 West Main Street, Allegany.

Project Christmas

Community And ECS Caring For Our Neighbors From the October/ November 2012 ECS Newsletter Project Christmas started back in the early 1960s and through the combined efforts of Ellicottville Central School employees and community members it continues to provide an “extra touch” at Christmas time for many of our local families. This “partnership” between the school and community will provide food, gifts, necessities and support to more than 65 families and 40 senior citizens who live in our community. The program spends between $5000 to $6000 annually through the generous support of

residents and seasonal visitors. “Gift tags” are located on gift trees throughout the community at Ellicottville Pharmacy , M&T Bank, Holy Name Of Mary Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and Five Star Bank. Students in grades K-12 also get involved by bringing in non-perishable food items with juniors and seniors also involved with the delivery. With the difficult economic troubles we are facing and many families struggling to get by, the need for help throughout our community is even great. Project Christmas is once again

accepting donations; if you are able to contribute please consider making a donation. Your support will directly help those in need in our community. Monetary donations can be made out to “Project Christmas” and mailed to: Ellicottville Central School, Attn: Kim Watt, School Nurse, 5873 Route 219, Ellicottville, New York 14731. If you have any questions regarding the program please call Nurse Watt at 699-2318. Your generous support in the past has helped to keep this program alive. Please help make the Christmas Season more special for members of our community.

Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. The Ellicottville Memorial Library

Christmas In Ellicottville Friday November 23rd In The Village Of Ellicottville

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.

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Ham & Turkey Raffle Saturday, November 10, 2012 From 7PM until ? At the Fireman’s Clubhouse Depot Street in Great Valley Free Food & Refreshments Raffles & 50/50’s! All Proceeds Benefit The Great Valley Vol. Fire Company

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ECS Project

Defining Project To Upgrade Facilities

By Mark J. Ward, Superintendent

From the October-November 2012 ECS Newsletter. After two public meetings, the Board has authorized SEI Design Group, District Architects, to develop some pricing and rough drafts to go with the list of upgrades and improvements that have been identified from the meetings, previous discussions and the 2010 Building Condition Survey. The SEI staff will be placing an estimated price tag on each of the items so we are better able to define the costs associated with the project. Once the list has been refined, we will begin to prioritize the various items along with the estimated cost. This will then allow us to engage Bernard P. Donegan, Inc. (BPD), the District’s financial advisors, to review state aid, project costs and estimate the tax impact. Though not finalized yet, we are currently looking at the following list as a starting point for the project: 2010 Building Condition Survey: The state requires the school district to conduct a Building Condition Survey once every 5 years to evaluate the facilities and perform routine inspections

to determine the condition of all systems, structures and the physical plant. The state requires the District to address items identified on the list when making future improvements. Safety / Health: Install lighting in both parking lots, handicap accessibility (bathrooms and entrances), asbestos removal (original 1962 classrooms). Address ventilation and airflow in the elementary, address moisture issues in the lower elementary wing, and maximize use of emergency generator. Maintenance / Upgrades: The original roof on the 1988 building (elementary win and current music rooms). Gym roof and adjacent areas. Modernized 1962 classrooms (with lighting, ceilings, instructional technology, flooring). Original interior electrical distribution service in the 1962 portion of the building, replace all lighting fixtures throughout building that are not energy efficient. The wiring in the 1962 area needs to be modernized with more classroom outlets. Remove and replace all remaining 1962 student lockers. Reconfigure Space: remodel and modernize the 1962 gym to meet 21st century needs and requirements, create a two-forone facility (with an auditorium type atmosphere in the gym),

explore the possibility of a hydraulic stage within the gym, research movable seating within the gym, install lighting, sound and technology for the special performances, concerts, assemblies, banquets, award ceremonies and other events that are held in the gym. Create larger band and chorus rooms to accommodate the growing program numbers. Build larger and more updated locker facilities for physical education and athletic teams. Relocate and expand the weight room for students and community members. Establish a modern technology classroom, designed to adapt to future changes. Other items: Explore the feasibility of geothermal heating and cooling. Work with NYSERDA to reduce energy costs. Consider an energy performance contract. Replace lighting on football/soccer field, originally installed in 1977. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm in the high school library. We plan to have representatives from SEI Design and Campus Construction at the meeting to discuss the scope of the project, review some rough sketches and review projected costs. BPD, the Districts financial advisors, will also provide additional financial information.

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The Tamarack Club – An Ownership Experience Like No Other!

Since opening its doors in December of 2009, The Tamarack Club has continued to amaze its guests and owners with upscale amenities and first class service.

If you have ever been interested in owning property in Ellicottville or at Holiday Valley, The Tamarack Club is a “Premier Property.” Come see what has the over 300 current owners buzzing and coming back for more. Since opening its doors in December of 2009, The Tamarack Club has continued to amaze its guests and owners with upscale amenities and first class service. Conveniently located Slope-Side at Holiday Valley, this Condominium Hotel offers Fully Furnished Condos, Ski in/Ski out access, Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool, Outdoor Hot Tubs, Under Ground Parking, Permanent Ski and Golf Lockers, a Destination

Spa, and John Harvard’s Restaurant and Brew House. Fully deeded condominiums are offered as traditional whole ownership or fifth-share ownership with second home financing available. Each fifthshare ownership offers its owner every fifth week occupancy forever -- which is ten to eleven (10-11) weeks per year. The design of your calendar rotation gives you one of all fifty-two weeks within a five-year period. This means every five years, every fractional owner will get a week during Christmas, school break, Mardi Gras, Beer & Wine, Fall Festival, etc. You may choose to do three things with your weeks: (1) use your week by staying in your

condominium; (2) rent your week through Holiday Valley’s Rental Program (or break it up, use a portion and offer the rest to the rental program); or (3) exchange your week through Resort Condominium International. In addition to your scheduled 10-11 weeks every year, any time the hotel is less than 90% occupied, our “Space Available Program” allows owners to use a comparable unit to their own by simply paying a nominal housekeeping fee. This provides owner accessibility of somewhere between 40 and 50 weeks per year. Affiliation with Resort Condominiums International (RCI) allows you to exchange your weeks with more than 4,000 affiliated resorts worldwide. If your choice of vacation travel is Florida, the Caribbean Islands, Europe, Western ski resorts or more exotic locations like Australia or Asia, this is a very affordable way to enhance your vacation lifestyle. Tamarack Club Ownership is truly your resort home that can travel with you and your family, literally anywhere in the world! Schedule a tour of The Tamarack Club today by calling (716)699-7003! You will be surprised at how affordable ownership can be…your future mountain lifestyle awaits you.

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Home For The Holidays

Night Sky Classes – We have the following three classes planned for this winter: (stay tuned for detailed descriptions of each class in the upcoming weeks) 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.

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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Inside Business Track Custom Cordage - Bringing Warmth for Winter

Since 1988 Larry Everett and Rich Vogt have been operating Custom Cordage Inc, delivering wood to campgrounds, home owners, and restaurants in the area.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer There was a time when the onset of Winter meant laying in supplies of fuel for winter heat. But for most of us the coming of winter means getting out the ski gear, and hardly giving a second thought to keeping warm. Very few of us now depend on wood for cold weather heat, but everyone loves a fireplace stoked with a roaring fire. What would camping be without a camp fire to gather around? Since 1988 Larry Everett and Rich Vogt have been operating Custom Cordage Inc, delivering wood to campgrounds, home owners, and restaurants in the area. Some of the wood they sell is harvested from their own

property and some is bought from local loggers. They are scrupulous about respecting the NY state restrictions to prevent the spread of the Ash Borer, so their deliveries include private homes, campgrounds (in Summer)and restaurants in the immediate area. Unlike other wood services they separate their woods according to the species of tree. This allows them to customize the wood delivered to specific clients. Beech is their least expensive wood for those on a budget. Cherry is a bright burning wood that sets the perfect ambiance for an evening by the fire. Hard Maple, a long burning wood with a high BTU rating, is great for a marshmallow roasting campfire. Finally Hickory, the highest BTU wood, is desired by restaurants who want to

quickly sear a steak. Another aspect that sets them apart is their custom delivery system. “We have the ability to set a face cord of 12 inch wood stretch wrapped on a pallet on a black top or concrete and place it wherever the customer wants it,” Rich Vogt tells me. When wood comes into their mill it is cut into 12 inch lengths, stacked on pallets in an outdoor area to dry, then moved to indoor storage where it is stretch wrapped and sent out for delivery. The advantage to this system is the wood is pre-measured, and once off the truck, easily placed where the customer wants it. The pallets are their own design, and when the customer receives their next order the empty pallets are picked up. Rich adds, “that’s one of our big services.” If a face cord of wood is too much for a residential customer, they can also order the individual fire wood pack, similar to what you see in grocery stores. There is a minimum delivery of 28 packs. Winter is on its way, and though you probably don’t rely on wood for heating, there are still plenty of reasons to enjoy a fire. There is something primal about a roaring, crackling fire that a gas fireplace or pellet stove can’t replicate. What could be better on a Wintery evening than a warm fire in an outdoor fire pit, a cup of hot chocolate, and some marshmallows? It’s enough to make you look forward to Winter.

Local Art at Library

Local artwork on display – the gallery area of the library currently has artwork on display by Judy Leasure, pastel artist from Smethport, PA. Judy specializes in custom pet portraits however she chose a variety of subjects to display this month. Stop by the library and check out these amazing pieces of art.

Up Close & Personal

Courtney Warner: Making Strides in Life with Horses at Age 23

By Janae Butler It can take the average person their whole lifetime to reach the ultimate goal they’ve set for themselves. Courtney Warner however, at the age of 23, has already reached one of her life goals, and is already on the path to discover her next one. Warner, a native of Franklinville, New York, is juggling a lot, but said she knows that’s what it takes to make her goals come true. Warner works at John Harvard’s Brew House as a part-time bartender & full time Server, and also works as a part-time caterer to help pay for what is her true passion: horses and showings. Warner first got started with horses and training at the age of 8. She started by riding a couple of different horses at local shows, and did well. In fact, she qualified for state competitions every year until she was 18. Warner said she got her first show horse in 10th grade, and showed it for a couple of years. After that, she decided that she was going to try out another horse that was suggested to her. She was introduced to “Chunky” the horse in 2006, and said that he took some getting used to. “He was already well trained, and was just a different style than I was used to,” she said. But there was something about him that I definitely liked.”

Warner then decided to take him on a trial basis, which he did well in. Following that, Warner purchased Chunky in October of 2006, following shortly after, their first show together in 2007. Warner competed at the state fair level for the last time in 2008, in which Chunky came in 1st place in 4 out of 5 classes. While Warner loves Chunky and competing with him, she said that it is sometimes difficult because of the travel time and expenses. “I would love to be able to do this for a living, but right now it’s just too expensive,” she said. “And especially since I work in the food industry, it’s hard for me to take off weekends to travel to go and compete in a lot of competitions.” Although Warner has been unable to do many traveling competitions, she and Chunky got the opportunity of a lifetime when she decided to compete in the American Quarter Horse Congress, a national competition held in Columbus, Ohio each year. She and Chunky competed in the competition in 2009, 2010 and this year. After not placing in the previous years, Warner said that she was intimidated by the competition, but it didn’t stop her. “I just kept telling myself ‘You’re here, have fun with it, and do what you can,’” she said. Warner then entered Chunky in a versatility class, as Warner came to learn that he was the type of horse that could compete in a variety of events. Warner and Chunky got their big surprise in the speed event, as Chunky came in 2nd place, shaving a whole 4 seconds off of his time after not having competed in a speed event in over a year. “It was absolutely incredible,” she said. “I was so proud of what he did. It was like he heard the crowd cheering for him and turned that adrenaline into something

amazing.” Warner and Chunky came in 10th overall in this year’s American Horse Quarter Congress competition, in the versatility class, and Warner said she couldn’t be more proud. “I always wanted a horse that I could go out and do something amazing with, and Chunky turned out to be that horse,” she said. “I was so stunned and proud when the results came in.” Warner said that she was also very humbled by the support and encouragement she had received from her friends and family back home while she was competing. “It was so great to know that so many people back home were cheering me on and sending me lots of love and support,” she said. “It really helped to know that all of the hard work, the training and the money paid off.” While the showing season is currently over as it runs from April to October in the Western New York area, Warner said that Chunky is getting ready to go on winter vacation, in which they both get to relax and have fun. Training will begin up again in March. In the meantime, Warner said she is working on going back to college after taking some time off, and figuring out what her next big goal is. As far as Chunky’s future, Warner said she is working to find a youth rider for next year, so that another rider can get the same experience that she has had with him while she works on some different things with riding. “I did what I wanted to do; I got a Top 10 award, which I never expected to happen,” she said. “But it did happen, and it was the most rewarding experience of my life. I’m so excited for what my future will bring, now that I already have this accomplishment under my belt.”

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    This is why I do it.  By the time you read this we will probably know who won.  Right here though, in my world, I am typing these words at 9:27 am on Tuesday morning.  Election day.  In a couple of hours my family and I will head on down to the church basement where we vote and cast our ballots.  That’s right.  We all took today off.  There are bigger fish to fry this morning.  This is a special day as it is every year and as it should be.  On this day we are our own masters.  The rancorous political adds, annoying phone calls and uninvited intrusions into our daily lives end and we take control.  This is America.  On election day no one tells us who we are.  We don’t need reminding.  We already know.  We vote because we care and we vote because we can.  If anyone tried to stop me I’d fight until my dying breath to cast that vote.  This is why I do it.      Why then are we in the minority?  How is it that so

many Americans simply cant be bothered to care? The vast majority of our fellow citizens don’t vote.  Many of them have never voted and never plan too.  Many of these folks are completely ignorant of what’s happening in their own country and seem perfectly happy to remain ignorant.  A while back, a group of fellow co-workers and myself were gathered around a TV at work on a slow night sort of halfwatching the State of the Union Address.  One of those in attendance was a recent high school graduate who made an off handed comment about how “that guy behind Obama looked dumb!”  “That guy” my former coworker was talking about is the Vice President of the United States of America.  I was dumbfounded.  A recent high school graduate.  A person with an actual diploma.  This person had no idea who the Vice President was!  That answered my question as to why so many Americans simply cant be bothered.  This is a consumer society where every important issue has been pushed aside by fat, sweaty guys in an office somewhere who decide what they want Americans to pay attention to.  We have to change.      We vote to take the power back.  This is our country.   There’s a reason I defend the Affordable Health Care Act and other bills supported by the Obama Administration.  I don’t do it simply because I’m some sort of loyalist or lockstep Liberal.  I do it to take the power back.  There are folks in high places in this country who truly believe that when their workers are

living in fear they become more productive workers. They’re less likely to wander off in search of a better life if they fear even one day off the clock. These people want the rest of us to scrape buy on what they feel we deserve.  They dangle their own health care carrot in front of us with empty promises  while making us feel less than human due to our lowly stations.  Eventually we will stop looking for better lives and fall in line with the rest of this artificial rat race.  We need to take the power back.  We need to vote our hearts.  We need to take that dangling carrot and throw it back in their faces.  No More! If we educate ourselves and take some of that power back we can rise above our appointed stations and live the lives we know we’ve worked for!  This is why I do it!      So, if you didn’t vote today, don’t be afraid.  You still have a chance.  Educate yourselves. Discuss and decide which issues are important.  Take a look around.  What do you see?  Do you have any chance at all in your current position to rise above the ranks and take any sort of control over your lives?  If not, start planning now.  Register and vote.  Take back your lives and take back your power.  Remember, this is your country too.  Decide what you want it to look like and set about changing it for the better.  When a few folks with all the money make all the rules, America is no more. Take it back!  This is why I do it! Questions or Comment… email Doug at: shakedowndoug@


Weight Loss = Smart Nutrition

By Lilian D. Dirito, C.N.H.P. Certified Natural Health Professional Holistic Wellness Coach

Weight loss is not that complicated if you combine the right elements to achieve it. Good nutrition is the key here; it won’t do you much good to take different approaches if you haven’t improved your diet and exercise programs. But trusting you have made these positive changes, good eating habits plus good supplementation can turn on your metabolism (the rate at which your body burns calories.), improve your thyroid function and lose those extra pounds. Eating small meals through the day (every two or three hours) that contain good sources of protein and low glycemic foods is an important start to lose weight. In your meals include raw vegetables in all colors, including salads. You can also add avocado, chia seeds, hemp seeds, tofu, nuts and seeds, spirulina, brown rice; free range chicken and turkey, protein

shakes with your favorite fruit. Use good quality oils like cold pressed virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and grape seed oil. One of the supplement programs that I like the most is Metabostart Plus. This is a two week herbal program that contains amazing ingredients to assist your body for weight loss. It contains: MetaboMax Plus: Increases metabolism and the ability of the body to burn fat. It helps with energy levels and may help to reduce fluids in the body as well as to enhance appetite control. 7-Keto: This safe natural product supports the activity of the thyroid gland. It is best known for its ability to lower your body’s weight set point. This makes it a very good choice when your body hit’s a plateau. It helps prevent rebound weight gain, promotes lean muscle growth, lowers cortisol production (a good choice for high stress people), enhances immune function, and improves memory. Those on thyroid medication should have their Doctor check thyroid levels periodically while on this supplement. Even when doing all the right things your body may have trouble breaking down stored fats in order to lose weight. This may be an inherited factor or may be a result of diet over a period of time. These two herbal combinations included in MetaboStart Plus will help you to go through this challenge: CLA , or Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Is an essential fatty acid, important to the body, with a number of health and weight benefits: Helps promote lean muscle mass, improves the

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Growing With Music Class – Classes will meet at the Library on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. This music and movement class for preschool age children is designed to facilitate developmental skills through the magic of music. Children play various rhythm instruments, use their imagination and sing old-time favorites while sharing special moments with a parent. For more information, contact Terri Steinbar at 257-9619.

Beer & Wine Festival : November 10, 2012 : Ellicottville, NY

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pairing decisions. The Brewer Meet & Greet Dinner Extravaganza will be held at Tannenbaum Lodge, Holiday Valley at 6pm on Nov 9th with hors d’ oeuvres beginning at 6:00 PM and stations opening at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $65 per person. Join us for a night of good people, good beer, and good food. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from the Inn at Holiday Valley, Tamarack Club, Alpine


From Cover Valley and Ellicottville BOCES, this miniature terrain park for beginner snowboaders features the Troll House – an openwalled log cabin-style structure with a small practice slide leading out of it. This will be a wonderful confidence-builder for beginners who might not be quite ready to tackle the slopes, or even the Magic Carpet. Located at School Haus East, this is an exciting addition to Holiday Valley’s already stellar


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at the Ellicottville BOCES. As part of their curriculum, students of Woodworking, Welding, CAD Design and Conservation are lending their hands in the building of the structure. So while the (very) light dusting of snow we can glimpse up in the mountains may not be driving you to get the skis out just yet, you can rest assured that the folks at Holiday Valley are hard at work and ready to welcome winter with open arms. With construction of the new Holiday Valley Lodge well underway and the kids’ terrain park on schedule to premier in time for the 20122013 ski season, the outlook is sunny in the Valley.

still haunts the place. Although General Manager Sheila Decker tells me she hasn’t had any encounters herself. The new menu includes some area favorites like Beef on Weck, and Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Daily specials include: Wednesday night all-you-caneat Ribs, Thursday Wing Night, a Friday Fish Fry, and Saturday Prime Rib. They also feature less common entrees including a full turkey dinner with their home made mashed potatoes, and a fired chicken dinner. For an unusual appetizer, instead of the familiar nachos, they make Sweat Potato Pulled Pork Nachos; a pile of sweat potatoes with pulled pork and barbeque sauce piled on top. New on the menu is the Man Berger, a challenging mountain of a meal, with two eight ounce Angus beef patties, Cheddar Cheese, bacon, a fried egg, two onion rings, all somehow fitted into a bun. Being established in an old house gives them space to spread out, and Sheila wants it known that

they can handle any size group with or without a reservation. “Bring in your group and we can sit you down and feed you,” she says. Not only do they cater to large groups; families are welcome as well, “We’re a family restaurant. Bring the kids, we have a family dining room”, she adds. Families who want to get away from the “bar scene” can go downstairs to “Beebe’s down under,” as the call it, referring to the large dining room dining room in the basement. It’s a large inviting room with an open kitchen. There are several large TV’s on the wall so Dad can watch a game, Mom a soap opera, and cartoons for the kids. Couples looking for an intimate evening can eat in one of the several private alcove areas in the building. Or, they can go to the Sinatra Room, a private club-like room with only tables for two. No matter what size group at Wildwood, Sheila says, “people walk away, having had a good experience.” Good food too.

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from their new menu, and enjoy the ambiance of the 19th century home that houses the restaurant. The Victorian home was built in the late 1800’s by the Torge family. At the time they owned the Dudley hotel, which they ran for many years. The family sold the house, and for several years it went though a variety of owners; eventually becoming an Elks Lodge. The current owner bought it years ago and spent 10 years renovating it. He kept the Victorian accouterments, including the stained glass windows, and restored the stairs, and much of the original flooring. The handsome bar has been completely restored and over it are illuminated stained glass panels that spell out the name Wildwood. One other bit of distinction; rumor has it that the ghost of Mr. Torge himself

children’s programs. The primary goal of this miniature terrain park is for the kids to be in a safe and comfortable – and fun environment that is set apart from other riders. The playhouse will even include a little chairlift swing for newbies to practice the sometimes-intimidating art of getting on and off the lift. Spearheading the project from Holiday Valley are Steve Crowley, Director of Mountain Operations, and Pat Morgan, Terrain Park Manager. Local craftsman Jerry Cobado is managing the construction of the Troll House (see more, page 2), with a lot of help from students

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breweries and wines from New York, Southern Ontario and Ellicottville vintners. Live music by Big Leg Emma! Brewers include: Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Great Lakes, Erie Brewing, Saranac, Southern Tier, Ellicottville Brewing, John Harvard’s, Ithaca, Roerhbac, Woodchuck, Custom Beer Crafters, Butter Nutts, Original Sin Cider, Harpoon, Voodoo, Smutty Nose, Long Trail, Hebrew and Otter Creek…plus many more! Wineries include several of New York’s award winners like Miles and Fulkerson plus Heron Hill, Fox Run, Merritt and the Winery of Ellicottville. - This event is completely sold out for 2012!!!!

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Meadows, Wildflower and Snow Pine Village. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 716-699-2345 to make your reservation OR purchase online: www. (where you can also download the evening’s complete menu). Saturday Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will host the 9th Annual Beer and Wine Festival at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Guests will be able to sample a variety of hand-crafted beers from over 30 of the best New York State and American craft

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Pictured Above: (left) Mike Nickolson, far right with construction crew, Brian, Dana, Mark and Kelly, bringing in Bar Joists that will hold the second floor of the newly built construction (pictured, right) to house a Grain Mill and Viewing Balcony. Wayne Stein Construction with Brett and Randal are also helping with the development.

Pictured Above: Left: Back wall facing Martha Street, left open to deliver 3 Vessels of German-Made Brew House system, to be delivered mid-January. Right: Clearing the way for the new restaurant to be built.

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EMPLOYMENT FALLING WATERS SPA at Holiday Valley Looking for Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Nail Tech. Please call Brandy at 716-677-9700.

Charity In Need? If you would like to make money for yourself and your favorite charity or nonprofit organization, find out how. Ph. 716-665-4034. The Silver Fox Steak House is looking for hosts / hostesses, bussers, and bartenders.  Please contact the restaurant at 699-4672 or stop by 23 Hughey Alley, Ellicottville for an application.   Help Wanted- Seasonal positions in, Snowmaking, General Maintenance and Lift Operators are available at HoliMont Ski Club, located in Ellicottville, New York. Please stop in for an application: HoliMont Inc., 6921 Route 242, Ellicottville, NY  14731. 716-699-4907. Applications calls accepted between 7:30AM – 3:00PM Monday – Friday 

Executive Director: Seeking seasoned business executive to run growing organization with full P&L responsibility. Experience in events management and fundraising required. Strong creative, leadership, financial and sales skills essential. Competitive Base + Attractive Incentive Package. Send resume to PO Box 419, Salamanca, NY 14779.

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Help Wanted: Come be part of the team and help run Edelweiss Lodge. Front Office Work. Apply in Person at 27 Jefferson Street.

Community Calender November 8 Mill Street Art Gallery Presents: 100 for 100(ish) Ellicottville – Stop by and check out the variet of works by three of the regions best artists through December 23. For more information call 716-244-3806 November 9 9th Annual Beer and Wine Festival 2012 Holiday Valley – Over 30 of the best breweries and wineries in Western New York and Southern Ontario. November 9 Christmas Auction 2012 Little Valley – Collectibles, gifts, tools, toys, holiday items, and much more! All new merchandise. Door prizes. From 6 – 9 pm at Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

November 17 November 10 The Tragically Hip Are Ready To Versailles Old Time Bazaar Perrysburg – 35 vendors selling crafts Rock Seneca Allegany Events Center Salamanca – The Tragically Hip / products. You’ll find items such as fine artwork, jewelry, quilting, candles, makes a return visit as part of a just Christmas decorations. From 9 am to announced tour in support of its soon to be released 13th studio album. 3pm at the Community Hall. Tickets start at $55. November 11 November 17 Fall 2012 Wine Pairing 2012 Women’s Night At Gowanda at Ho-Sta-Geh Harley Davidson Olean – Join the folks at the Ho-StaGowanda- Women ONLY evening Geh for an evening of wine pairing. to showcase the 2012 Harley $110 inclusive. For reservations call Davidson Motorclothes Holiday 716-372-0123. From 5:30pm until 8:30 Collection. Enjoy refreshments, see pm. demonstrations, ride beads, door prizes and more. November 12 Healthy Holidays Health Fair November 23 – 25 Olean- From 1-5pm at the OGH Christmas In Ellicottville 2012 Education Center. Nutrition Services – Meal Planning, Rehab Services, Chest Ellicottville- Begin your holidays in style by celebrating Thanksgiving Pain Center, Imaging Services and so weekend in Ellicottville. Weekend much more. Call 375-7518 for more is packed with fun for all including info. firetruck rides with Santa.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Ellicottville for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2013 is completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of Ellicottville where it will be available for inspection by any interested person. Further, notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Ellicottville will hold a public hearing at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Town Hall, 1 W. Washington St, Ellicottville, NY. Any person may be heard for or against any item contained in the Preliminary Budget. Pursuant to Section 113 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of elected officials are as follows: Supervisor $30,746.00, Deputy Supervisor $6,100.00, Council Members – 3 @ $4,154.00 each, Court Justice $16,074.00, Court Justice $10,716.00, Highway Superintendent $57,575.00 Be it further noted that the Fire District has approved a total tax levy of $294,000.00.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED LOCAL LAW OF THE TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE ENTITLED: “A LOCAL LAW TO OVERRIDE THE TAX LEVY LIMIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013” LEGAL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Ellicottville, adopted October 17, 2012, the said Town Board will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall in the Town of Ellicottville, NY, on the 14th day of November, 2012, at 6:00 PM to hear all interested persons for or against the adoption of a proposed Local Law entitled: “A LOCAL LAW TO OVERRIDE THE TAX LEVY LIMIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013” BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE


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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE For Sale By Owner: Open House Lime Lake. November 11 and 18. 12-Noon to 4 pm. 348 Lakeview Blvd., Lime Lake, NY. Cozy lake front summer cottage. Sleeps 6. Great View. 20 minutes from Ellicottville. $126,900. Call 716-622-5893. Great Valley Land: 60 acres of timberland, 40 acres level land, and building lots for sale. Call 716-945-1509


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contracting business has been dong new home construction and remodeling many of the homes in the area. Now, he has branched out to entire housing developments. The project is called Sundance and sits on 60 acres just off Summerville Valley Road. But rather than packing the houses in dense piles

up and down the hillsides, Pat is assuring the quality of life for those who move to the area. No lot is under five acres, and a large amount of land has been set aside for common space, green space, ponds, hiking, snow showing and cross country trails. Every hillside house will be positioned so that no house in front of it will

obstruct the view. There will be no ugly phone poles, because all the utilities are underground. Access will be from a town maintained road, and will end in a quiet cul-de-sac. There is a stocked reflecting pond, picnic areas, groomed trails, and a large gazebo with a Unilock base and fire pit.

As much thought as Pat has put into the development, even more goes into the detail of the homes. As has been the hallmark of his It was Leonardo D Vinci remodeling business, the details who said “The genius is in the that will go into the new homes details,” and when you look will be extraordinary. His model over the work of Pat Burke, home bears this out; the floors you might be inclined to are wide plank hardwood, agree. For over ten years his finished to a light blond color. Solid walnut wainscoting adorns the walls, and around the solid oak doors dark walnut trim sets and elegant tone. The kitchen features poured concrete counters that are matched by the stone tile back splash. The walnut cabinets are trimmed with the same detail as the doors, and create a stylish and warm working space. The theme in the ground level is cherry wainscoating with cherry trimmed header and crown, Italian tile floor with radiant (Pictured left to right) 1. The stocked pond has a gazebo (on the left) and a fire pit (foreground). 2. This hand made table, is just a sample of the detail Pat puts into his homes. Note the wainscot and trim around the door.

heat, and its own wood burning fireplace and kitchenette. In the main room is one of Pat’s hand made tables, with a beautiful hand lacquered finish. Other samples of Pat’s attention to detail abound throughout Ellicottville. A custom home he’s building on Greer Hill, another example of his fine work, is an impressive Timberbuilt home. The massive open beams that support the second story are in themselves a work of art. Each joint is pegged, adding to the quality of the finish. When you go into one of Pat’s homes it doesn’t take long to realize the genius behind the building. They are more than mere shelter. They are works of art. It’s those genius details that make the difference. To contact Pat you can reach him on his ever present cell phone, 716-378-4223.

(Pictured left to right) 1. The kitchen in the model home features poured concrete counters. The trim at the top of the cabinets matches the doors. 2. Solid oak doors are trimmed in black walnut, giving a Victorian sense of sophistication. 3. Wide plank hardwood floors lead to the field stone fireplace. 4. The model home for the Sundance development is full of examples of Pat’s attention to detail.

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3+ bedroom, 1-1/2 bath ranch on Awesome view of slopes. Build on Furnished 3+ bdrm, 1 bath contem1/4 acre. Needs cosmetics. this 2+ acres w/ municipal services. porary home on a dead-end road. MLS#B411834…$29,900 MLS#B394210…$149,000 MLS#B417793…$149,000

4 Bdr/2Bath Log Home. Open Nov 10 & 11 - 1-4pm MLS#B411402…$489,000 EASY LIVING IN SKI COUNTRY!

Ground Floor Entry / Private Setting! 3bdr/2ba. MLS#B415051…$225,000


So Many Amenities & Ski Beautiful Church Remodeled Right to the Slopes! 3bdr/2.1 ba. into 3 Apartments! In village. MLS#B415629…$324,000 MLS#B373084…$349,000 VENERABLE VICTORIAN!!!


Double Lot, Big Garage, 5 Bdr/3 6 Bdr/4 Bath, Breathtaking Bath, Wrap Around Porch! Great Room, Extensive Deck! MLS#B401290…$369,000 MLS#B408738…$389,000



To-be-built chalet! Desirable layout, Build your dream home on the 2.45 3 bdrms, 2 ½ baths. Stone fireplace, high-end features, min to acre lot at Holimont!Awesome custom built-ins, central air and vac, the slopes/village. deck with views of the slopes! views of ski resort ! Melanie Pritchard Amy DeTine Tina Dillon MLS# B397317…$399,000 MLS# B410681…$335,000 MLS# B394210…$149,000

An Alliance between HoliMont and ERA Team VP ... Located on the Mountain @ HoliMont

9 HoliMont Ave. $242,500 Ellicottville 3 Bedroom/2 Bath

Open floor plan with wood burning fireplace. This condo is ready for you to move in! Walking distance to Main Chalet and ski slopes! Priced to sell!!

8 Sno-Way $496,900 Ellicottville 6 Bedroom/3.5 Bath

A-Frame Chalet style home has plenty of space for your family. New paint and carpet throughout. Located in the HoliHuts subdivision at HoliMont. Ski-in and ski-out. Close to all Ellicottville has to offer.

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Day Trippin’

West Side Market: Cleveland’s Public Market Celebrating 100 Years Of Tradition With its origins dating back to 1840 the West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market. Beginning as an open air marketplace on a tract of land donated by two Ohio City landowners, Josiah Barber and Richard Lord, at the corner of West 25th (Pearl)

and Lorain it has undergone much growth and many improvements to arrive at its current form. The centerpiece of the market, the yellow brick markethouse with an interior concourse, was designed by the architects Benjamin Hubbel and W. Dominick

Benes who also designed other famous buildings in Cleveland, such the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Wade Memorial Chapel in Lakeview Cemetery. The markethouse was dedicated in 1912 and with its 137-foot clock tower has stood as a Cleveland landmark

Enjoy The Beer & Wine 5 DUBLIN TERRACE EAST Fest This Weekend! 5 BR/3 BTH chalet on double wooded lot w/fin. bsmnt & hot tub; close to State Park, Casino & skiing. Year round enjoyment! B362801 $249,000

6696 RTE 219 N

for nearly a century. The last major renovation of the West Side Market took place in 2004 when the arcade portion of the market was enclosed and heated and major interior and architectural renovations were completed in the main building. Today the market is home to over 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity. You can find not only fine meats and fresh vegetables, but also fresh seafood, baked goods, dairy and cheese products, and even fresh flowers. There are also booths that sell ready-to-eat foods, herbs, candy and nuts. Tourists from all over the world tour the market every year drawn by television programs produced by the Travel Channel and Food Network featuring segments on the West Side Market. Last year it is estimated that over a million people visited the market. Whether as a daytour destination or a weekly shopping experience, the West Side Market continues to be an interesting and historical Cleveland tradition.



Unlimited possibilities! High profile business location in E’ville. 2900 SF on 1.7 ac lot w/463’ frontage. B418864 $175,000

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Walk to slopes or Village; 4 BR /2.5 BTH, recently updated unit w/ enclosed loft. B379259 $269,900

A 301 SNOWPINE The Very Best Location! Ski in ski out, nicely furnished 3 Br/2 Bath end unit with access to both the Wall and Sunrise Chair Lifts. B325710 $194,500


Sponsor Quality resort living! Views of the Rustic chalet, bg windows, furn.. slopes through a wall of windows,Boarding for Breast Cancer Wooded sett.; ski in/out at high 5 BR/5.5 BTH; in-law qtrs. speed chair; huge lot, lots of February 2011 Route 219 @12, Wildfl ower B411830 $749,900 parking. B415674 $435,000 Ellicottville, NY

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Great chalet with view of ski slopes at Holiday Valley. 5 BR/3 BTH, 3 levels of living space. B410404 $590,000


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Lg. Village home w/ 5 BR/2.5 BTH on double lot. Perfect corner loc. 2/ hardwood flrs. & trim. B410167 $459,000


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Wonderful furnished, like new 4 BR home with full basement & central air. Move right in! B418402 $324,000




Village’s newest development; 3 3 BR/2.5 bth end unit on upper BR/2 BTH semi-detached units side; high end construction. Panw/heated garage. oramic view of both ski areas. B408843 $349,000 B398373 $334,500


Ski in/ski out from this upgraded townhouse. Bumped back kitchen; fieldstone FP; furnished. B416242 $424,000


For rent or purchase from $219,000! Townhomes w/3-4 BR overlooking HV Resort.

3 BR/2 BTH home outside Village w/ panoramic views! 2 story barn w/family/party room. B404252 $174,000

6871 RTE 219 N



3 BR very well maintained free- Great location; frontage on ElizaGreat 3 BR cottage on double lot just north of Village; creek, hold townhome in Village. Nicely beth too. 2300+ SF, full dry basefurnished with new windows. ment; livable while you remodel. woods, fire pit. 4 seasons of fun. B413109 $139,500 B415513 Only $148,000 B413517 $98,500 699-2345, ext. 4600


Enjoy 4 seasons of fun; across from HV Resort. Studios, 1 & 2 BR available for rent or purchase from $85,900.



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For rent or purchase 1-3 BR Charming Bavarian B & B upcondos from $98,900. Ski in/ scale suites w/private entrances, Ski out! Close to golf course and fireplace, walk to Village. lifts.

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The Villager_Ellicottville_Nov8-Nov14, 2012 Volume 7 Issue 44+Insert  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities