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WHAT’S SHAKIN’ IN EVL:.......PAGE 9 November 8 - 14, 2018

Volume 13 ~ Issue 46

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HV Beer & Wine Festival Welcome to Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival

Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas Annual event to be Held on November 30th at EBC

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Ellicottville, New York, November 2, 2018 . . . This year marks the 15th annual Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival, taking place November 9th and 10th. The event will feature more than 100 different beers and wines from over 30 different brewers across New York State and the surrounding region. For a full list of the 2018 brewers and to purchase festival tickets, visit brewfest. Festival tickets are now

on sale for $65 through the day of the event. Each ticket includes a $5 food voucher to the Brew Festival food court. Designated drivers may purchase a ticket for $10, which includes a $5 food voucher. All must be 21 years of age to purchase a ticket and attend the event. On November 9th, the weekend kicks off with the NEW Holiday Valley Trucks N’ Brews Bonfire See “BEER” Page 7

“Find the Helpers”

It’s a brand-new day in the American Neighborhood! By Carol Fisher

Congratulations! We have survived Election Day and all its many month’s long of hubbub, mêlée, hullabaloo, brouhaha, and ruckus. It’s a new day. The sun still rises. Please, whether your party won or lost, be gracious to one another. Be kind. We’re in this together. Did you recognize the quote I headlined this piece with? Its source is Nancy Rogers, Whether Your Party Won or daughter of a wealthy Latrobe Lost, Be Gracious to one another. Be Kind. We’re in this PA businessman, Fred McFeely. I tell you her family name Together because it plays into the identity of the person whom you may have heard use the quote: Fred McFeely Rogers (3/20/28 – 2/27/2003) known to American TV viewers as Mr. Rogers of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, (1968 to 2001). He surely lived up to his McFeely family name by

Sneak Peek Inside this Issue...

Photo Page... Page 10 EVL 80’s Flashback Party

See “VOTE” Page 7

The Live Auction includes some of McCarthy’s creations that have been donated to the cause as well as furniture made by local craftsmen and the ever-so-popular hand-crafted pie boxes for the Fabulous Pie Auction.

By Jenean Roth

Rotary International is the world’s first service club. The Rotary Club of Ellicottville is committed to the community providing help and service to many local groups. The Tuscan Moon is a major fundraiser during August but now it is time for the

Veterans Day Observance

Dale Dunkleman will Lead the Ceremony on Monday

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer This Sunday is Veterans Day; a day that will mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice in Compiegne France, that ended WW I. The document was formalized on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. It brought an end to a four-year war that devastated most of Europe. The truce ended the shooting, but the war

Board of Education

ECS Addresses Flooding Concerns By Brooke Szpaicher

Election Offers Surprises... Page 3

Ellicottville Defies Trend in State Races By John Thomas With reports of strong voter turn-out in the mid-term elections, and bad weather causing problems in Florida, Ellicottville’s election day was rather uneventful. Poll workers at the voting place at Town Center reported brisk business for most of the day. By the time the balloting ended at 9:00 PM, 568 people had cast their ballots.... Police Patrol:

Beer & Wine Festival...Page 2

Notes from the Desk of Deputy Officer in Charge Jim Bouchard

The ECS Board of Education met Tuesday, November 6th at 7pm in the high school library. The meeting was called to order beginning with the pledge of allegiance. There were no presentations to begin the meeting, so Mr. Robert Miller presented the superintendent’s report and the principal’s report, as Mr. Eric Ploetz could not attend the meeting. Superintendent’s Report: Mr. Miller mentioned that Mr. Schaefer, interim elementary principal, has been doing a wonderful job of keeping staff informed, being present in and out of classrooms and throughout the building. Miller mentioned that it is important to remember Mr. Schaefer has a lot of experience, to listen to him and take it in. The changes to drop off at the elementary will be appearing in the newsletter. The school is trying to diffuse the congestion and start creating drop off at the door, preventing parents/guardians from standing in the foyer, unless they have made an appointment. These are little improvements to ensure student safety. Right Reason Technologies is an integrated student See “ECS” page 6

second major fundraiser everyone looks forward to all year long, Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas. It’s finally here! Friday, November 30th, 6pm. Located in the heart of the village, Ellicottville Brewing Company’s flagship location, 28 Monroe Street, hosts the event. This is the 13th Irish Christmas See “IRISH” Page 7

didn’t officially end until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919. It’s estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died in what was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Sadly, it didn’t turn out that way. Since that day in November, US troops have fought in at least seven major conflicts, a number of smaller military operations, See “VETERANS” Page 6

ZBA Delays Decision

Village ZBA Puts off Verdict on Variance

Site plan for the home to be converted to a doctor’s office at Park Square. The proposed access ramp can be seen on the right side of the building (yellow). The plan also shows the new stairway at the left rear of the home.

Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer On Tuesday the Village ZBA held a public hearing on an application for modifications to a home at Park Square. The Village Planning Board had referred the request to the ZBA because the building is on a See “ZBA” page 6

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Publisher’s Word “Cheers!”

The next time you and your friends partake in 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 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! It’s the 15th annual “Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival” this 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 and live entertainment 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 yours – until next week…JZ

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Ellicottville Food Pantry Donations Needed - Collections From This Week

Please donate your deposit paid cans, bottles and plastic containers to help Ellicottville Public Charities support The Ellicottville Food Pantry and others from Cattaraugus County. For Pick up just call Sherman at 716-912-8306. Collected this week 1,092 - Year to date 58,037

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Weekly Column By Jim Bouchard This weekend was the 80’s party to bring a children’s museum to the community. I for once did not have to work and attended the event. John and Sam Nelson and their crew did an amazing job!! From a police standpoint this week proved to be

moderate call volume wise. The calls were not generated from the event but rather generated from uninvolved parties. Calls ranged from a few motor vehicle accidents and fight calls. No major or significant events took place throughout the week. Looking to the week ahead we have the Beer and Wine Festival taking place at Holiday Valley. Due to the large crowds that attend and the issues that have arisen in the past, the police department will be adding an additional officer on Friday night and have the standard amount of manpower for Saturday night. With this festival it is important to remember to take the shuttle, cab, Uber, or have a designated driver get you to your destination. Also, it is looking like

there will be some snow in the forecast coming up. With that I want to remind everyone to make sure that they have the proper items they will need in their vehicle in case they become stuck or stranded. Also, I want to remind everyone that State Route 219 becomes extremely difficult when the weather is inclement and to just be cognizant of the fact that the road conditions change and deteriorate very rapidly between the Villages of Springville and Ellicottville. I would just like to thank everyone for making this community a great place to work and live! With that as always, next time you are on the street and see one of our crew, stop and say hi! We will always have an interesting story for you!

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f N N u C Alzheimer’s Association In Ellicottville, November 15th, 12pm o BUFFALO, NY (October legal and financial resources strategies for making af 29, 2018) - A diagnosis of in the community. long-term plan of care anda Alzheimer’s disease makes The Alzheimer’s Government programs thats planning for the future a Association WNY Chapter can help pay for care. very important task for is offering a special double Additionally, participantst families. Concerns about program in partnership with will be invited to stay foro care planning and programs the Cattaraugus County a new Caregiver Supporta that can help offset costs Department of Aging on Group that will immediately mean that families need Thursday, November 15, follow the educational accurate information about 2018 at noon in St. Paul’s program. Going forward, legal and financial matters Lutheran Church at 6360 the support group will meet specific to the disease. NY-242 in Ellicottville. every month on the third Legal and Financial Topics to be discussed Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Considerations in Dementia include: Making legal plans church. Care is an opportunity to that fit individual and family Both programs are free learn about important legal needs, Legal documents and open to the public, and financial issues to and what they mean, How but seating reservations consider, how to put plans to find legal and financial are requested by calling in place and how to access assistance, Practical 1.800.272.3900.

Homemade Holiday Event

Ellicottville Central School invites you to their Homemade Holiday event. Taking place Saturday, December 1st from 9:30am till 3:30 pm. This is an arts and crafts festival, open to all ages from children to adults. Registration is only $3 for 4-H members and families and $5 for non members. Registration will be starting next week. Lunch will be available that day or you can choose to bring your own bagged lunch. Come on down to the school and join in the fun. Let’s get crafty.

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With reports of strong voter turn-out in the mid-term elections, and bad weather causing problems in Florida, Ellicottville’s election day was rather uneventful. Poll workers at the voting place at Town Center reported brisk business for most of the day. By the time the balloting ended at 9:00 PM, 568 people had cast their ballots. For the most part, the results from Ellicottville defied the polls and state results. Governor Andrew Cuomo lost his re-election bid in Ellicottville. Locally, he and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul garnered only 197 votes, while Marc Molinaro took in 325 votes. Statewide, however, Governor Cuomo


Poll workers check in voters at the voting station in Town Center.

received 58% of the votes and was declared the winner. Likewise, local results in the race for State Comptroller Jonathan Trichter edged out favorite Thomas DiNapoli 276 votes to 265. Mr. DiNapoli won the state race with 66.6% of the vote. Letitia James held onto her state lead for Attorney General in the polls by defeating Keith Wofford.

But not in Ellicottville: Mr. Wofford easily bested the Democrat, obtaining 319 votes to Ms. James’ 207. Kirsten Gillibrand barely held on to her lead for US Senator coming in with 281 votes over Chele Chiavacci Farley with 275 votes. Tom Reed, Representative See “RESULTS” page 8

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Truck-n-Brews & Beer and Wine Festival; November 9th & 10th By Brooke Szpaicher Beer, music, food, and friends…it doesn’t get much better than that! This is the weekend many of us have been waiting for! Friday night is the first annual Trucks-n-Brews outsides of Tannenbaum lodge. Saturday night is the fifteenth annual Beer and Wine Festival. There is still time to grab tickets for both events! I had the pleasure of speaking with Terry Sherman, Southern Tier Brewing Sales Representative, and Kaycee Currie, Southern Tier Distilling Co, who will both be attending the festival this year to get a little more inside scoop of the happenings! Here’s a little bit about Southern Tier Brewery and Distillery Co. (V): Can you tell me a little about the brewery/distillery? How long has it been in operation? (TS): The brewery has been in operation since 2002. (KC): The distillery has been in operation since October 2015. (V): How many beers? Spirits?

(TS): We have over thirty different beers that come out during the year. We have seven year-round beers and anywhere from three to five seasonal/limited release each quarter. (KC): We currently have nine spirits and three canned cocktails: American Whiskey, 2x Hopped Whiskey, Straight Rye Whiskey, Vodka, Vin, Maple Aged Spirits, Straight Bourbon, Smoked Bourbon, Single Cask Barrel Strength Bourbon, Vodka Madras (canned cocktail), Gin and tonic (canned), and Bourbon Smash (canned). (V): What’s popular? (TS): Our IPA is the highest selling beer and our flagship beer! (KC): We can’t keep our canned cocktails on the shelves. We’ve seen an extremely high response to these on the market. Our bestselling liquors include both our vodka and straight bourbon. (V): What will be offered at the festival? (TS): We are offering Lake Shore Fog, 8 Days a Week, Crème Brulee, and Nu Skool IPA.













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~ Obituaries ~

Richard S. Young ~ November 29th 1928 - October 29th 2018

Richard S. Young, 89, of Ellicottville, formerly of Attica and Alexander passed away on Monday October 29, 2018 at his home. He was born November 29, 1928 in Batavia, the son of the late Eugene and Clara (Barone) Young. A well-known Attica businessman and selfemployed salesman, he got his start at the early age of 19

with Dick’s Restaurant. In later years, he proudly owned Richard’s Delicatessen (Dick’s Deli), Clara’s Dress Shoppe and The Theatre Restaurant. He was also an active member of the Attica Lion’s Club. He loved skiing and for three decades was a ski instructor at Holiday Valley Ski Resort. He continued to ski several times a week through the age of 89 and enjoyed sharing the slopes with his sons, grandchildren and great grandchild. Mr. Young is survived by his dear companion Lorna Ball (St. Catherines, ON/ Ellicottville); mother of his six children Mary (Rider) Young (Alexander); six children Ellie (George) Jinks of Pavilion, Beth (Bob) Parrish of LeRoy, Mary/Kathy (Tom) YoungMurray of LeRoy, Robert Young of Alexander, James

(Holly) Young of Laguna Niguel, CA., and Jodi (Mark) Gates of Medina; twelve grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call from 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday November 3, 2018 at Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. A 5:00 PM Funeral Service will immediately follow visitation at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Attica Lions Club PO Box 6 Attica, NY 14011. For more information please call (585) 591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence visit www. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

Cynthia L Kiersz ~ July 07, 1950 - October 25, 2018 Cynthia L Kiersz, 68 of Southport, NC and formerly of Batavia ,NY passed away peacefully on Thursday (October 25th, 2018) in North Carolina. She was born July 7, 1950 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Stanley and Sophia Cichocki Adamczyk. After graduating Notre Dame High School, she married Kevin Kiersz and they started a family in Batavia NY. In the mid 1980’s they relocated to Ellicottville, NY and continued to raise their

children and after retirement moved to Southport, NC. Cindy spent her lifetime committed to her husband Kevin, 3 children, 6 grandchildren, family, friends, and the Catholic Church. She always put her family first and was there to listen and give advice in her own considerate, warm and loving way. She is well loved and will be missed by everyone that she touched. Survivors include her husband Kevin Kiersz of North Carolina, children Steven (Jennifer) Kiersz of

North Carolina, Tina (David) Forthman of Salamanca and Erica (Mark) Mansmith of North Carolina. Sister Kathleen Heywood of Batavia. Also survived by six grandchildren. Family and friends are cordially invited to share in her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (November 17th), 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St, Batavia, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions See “KIERSZ” page 8

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Cont. From Cover and peacekeeping missions throughout the world. As a group, veterans make up those who have served in any of the Armed Forces, in both peacetime and war. In the US there are 21 million men and women who are veterans. Included in that number are about two million women. All together veterans make up some 6.5% of the population. This Sunday the 11th at 11:00 AM, precisely 100 years after the signing of the armistice, in front of Town/Village Hall, Dale Dunkleman will lead the town in a ceremony to honor those who have served our country. The ceremony will be simple and unadorned. As leader of the American Legion


Cont. From Cover and teacher success system. This system has been used mostly for summer help to keep kids on track. It provides individualized learning and helps with credit recovery, especially with high school students. The idea behind this system is to help more students succeed. It is another avenue for more help in certain areas; it provides pretests, lessons, and assignments, helping direct students to the areas that may need more focus. Community Schools has been in the works to provide parent outreach night. The topic has not been chosen, whether it be anti-bullying, addiction recovery, or a mock bedroom (this shows parents how to be aware and what signs to look for if an instance ever arises with their student). The date is to be determined


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narrow lot and violates the local setback regulations. A doctor has purchased the Total Relaxation, Peace and Tranquility. property and plans to convert the ground floor to an office • Manicures, Pedicures and more....... and examination rooms. Engineer Aaron Teller presented his plans for the modifications. The rooms (716) 699-8996 • 6447 Holiday Valley Road on the upper level of the domicile will be converted My name is Sonja and I need your help! to a one-bedroom apartment. A handicapped access ramp Hi! My name is Sonja. I am 49 years old. I have one daughter and will be installed at the side we live together in my home. I have been a teacher for 23 years of the office for patients. and I love working with my students. I have had kidney disease At the rear of the building, most of my adult life. When I was pregnant with my daughter I had preclamsia along with high blood pressure which caused an exterior staircase will be my kidneys to fail. I am at stage 4 and my blood type is A. built for second story access. An existing interior stairway Sonja lives in Amherst, NY/ He has Blood Type “A”. will be removed to make room for the doctor’s office. If you are interested in donating please contact Several of the board or 716-633-7990 members had questions about the long access ramp 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. on the side of the building. They asked if the ramp could be built in sections and zigJoey is 23 years old and in need of a kidney transplant. zag up Ato the porch. Mr. transplant with a living donor would give him the bestTeller possible responded there isn’t chance and the best possible results. Joey has worked for theroom at the front of enough 1 Mile from the Slopes Amherst Highway Department since he graduated from High for that. There was the home School, loves basketball Kobe Bryant) and hockey. Panoramic Views(especially of the Slopes some He concern about giving just recently adopted a second dog from the SPCA. Heup hasthe lived interior stairway. The 1 Mile from HoliMont/Ellicottville his life for the fullest for 23 years. engineer Joey’s family members have been ruled out as donors. He needs said he needed the Lots starting at $39,000 room for the foyer in the some help again. Joey is blood type “O” New Builds starting at $389,000 office, and had provided the If you are interested in donating please contact rear stairway. There was or 716-633-7990 some concern about foot Burke Contracting, LLC traffic walking around to P.O. Box 326, Ellicottville, NY 14731 • the back of the building to Building, Renovation, and Roofing for OVER 20 YEARS! use the new stairs. Teller WWW.BURKECONTRACTING.COM • 716-378-4223 responded the apartment

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into two separate parcels. It was provisionally approved pending action by the Zoning Board of Approvals at its next meeting on November 8th, 2018. The Town Board also passed a resolution recommending that the Town

Board accept the proposed revisions to the Town Comprehensive Plan, hold a public hearing, and ultimately adopt the updated plan. The next meeting will be held Monday, November 26th, 2018.

Post, Mr. Dunkleman will make a short address, there will be a 21-gun salute, and all will join in a moment of quiet reflection about those men and women who have given so much to our country. Mr. Dunkleman says all citizens are invited and should attend because “they (veterans) made the world a much safer place.” When we thank a veteran for their service, we are acknowledging the fact that these men and women were pulled away from the comforts of home, their families, friends, and community. Their duty placed them in harm’s way, in a foreign country, subjected to death, danger, injury, or capture. Too many times those that made it home were wounded, maimed, missing body parts, or psychologically damaged. Veterans Day has taken on

several guises over the years. It was first established by Woodrow Wilson in 1919. But it didn’t become a tradition until 1926 when President Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation calling for an observance every November 11th. In 1945 Raymond Weeks, a WW II veteran had the idea to expand the tribute to include all veterans. General Eisenhower supported the idea, and Mr. Weeks led the first national celebration of the event in 1947. In 1954 congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1982 President Regan honored Weeks with the Presidential Citizenship Medal, and declared him “The Father of Veterans Day.” If you will forgive a poor paraphrase of Churchill; it is we, the many, who owe so much to so few.

but looking to offer this in February of 2019. Principal’s Report Mr. Ploetz was unable to attend the meeting, so Mr. Miller carried on the principal report this time. It was mentioned that the ESPRA magazine has been printed and released. The magazine is the first ECS publication in over ten years and is written and designed by students of ECS. Believe it or not, winter sports are upon us. Fall sports have wrapped up and the fall sports banquets are quickly approaching. The banquet is November 19th and the football banquet date and time is to be determined, as they are trying to accommodate two schools. Parent teacher conferences are this Thursday, November 8th from noon to eight. Students kindergarten through twelfth grade will have a half day. Peter Pan Jr. is in the

works and students have been working hard. Miller mentioned, you can even hear the tunes sometimes if the doors are open! This sixth, seventh, and eighth grade musical will take place Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15th. Flooding The school has put in place as drainage ditch that has seemed to be working with redirecting the water. Mr. Miller said he has spent quite some time on the football field to see what direction the water flows off the field to prevent future flooding issues. Future preventative measures may need to take place on the football field to create better drainage. Most of the classrooms are moved back down to where they originally were. The classrooms are not in permanent condition, just on a temporary basis, but moisture tests and air quality tests have come back positive deeming it safe to return.

upstairs is only a single bedroom unit, and there would be minimal traffic. An attorney at the hearing wondered why the board would allow a new exterior stairway on a building in the historic district when there is already an interior set of stairs. Code Enforcement Officer Kelly Fredrickson read a letter from a neighbor expressing concern about patients for the doctor parking along Elizabeth Street. The public hearing was closed. The ZBA then opened a public hearing for a new porch on a home on Elizabeth Street. It requires a variance because when built the porch will extend into the 25-foot setback. Mr. Teller was also representing the homeowner for that property. There was no one present to speak about the plans. The Board closed the public hearing and opened its regular meeting to discuss the two proposals. The Board opted to discuss the porch first. Town Planner Gary Palumbo pointed out the home already extends into the setback and the house pre-dates the regulation. He pointed out the homes on both sides of the property have porches. Mr. Teller said with the addition of the front porch the home will line up with the other houses on the street. Mr. Palumbo went over the review questions for granting a variance. He said

there were no alternative ways or locations for the porch to accomplish the owner’s request. The porch will not alter the character of the neighborhood, and will not have an environmental impact. A motion was made to allow the variance which passed. In considering the variance for the doctor’s office, the board hesitated. The plans for the modifications went before the Village Planning Board last month, and the Board referred the variance to the ZBA, without completing the SEQR action. Mr. Palumbo reviewed the environmental assessment form and said he felt the Planning Board should complete the SEQR before the ZBA could rule on the variance. The Planner said the ZBA could discuss the request that night but not make a determination. He pointed out once the ZBA closed its public hearing on the variance the board has 62 days to make a decision. This will mean at least a one-month delay for the doctor’s plans. In December the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the modifications and should complete the SEQR. This will allow the Zoning Board of Appeals to rule on the variance. A motion was made to table the discussion until the next ZBA meeting in December. The motion was passed, and the meeting was adjourned.

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dBrew party from 7-10PM nat the Tannenbaum Lodge. aParty tickets are now on sale yfor $25 through the event. Lloyd’s Taco Truck, J&L eBBQ, Polish Villa II, and Fat ,Bob’s Food Trucks are on site along and beer tastings from Southern Tier Brewing Company and Ellicottville .Brewing Company as well yas live music from the .Porcelain Busdrivers. Local nvendors from the Bike & tBean, Tim & Bonnie’s, and aOutback Kettle Korn will nalso be on site. r The main event will take dplace on Saturday from n3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ethree-story Holiday Valley .lodge with live music dfeatured throughout. Two dGuys Drinking Beer will nbe setting the mood on the nground floor, the Tim Britt eband will be featured on the ymain floor and Hit N’ Run, 2“Buffalo’s Greatest Party dBand” will be keeping things llive on the second floor. The dfood court will be serving fGerman favorites including lsausage with pretzels, hot fdogs, burgers, fries and ,poutine. Other edibles will be available from local


Cont. From Cover and it just keeps getting bigger and better. A few changes have been made to better adapt to the large and generous response. “The Voice of Ellicottville” Bob McCarthy, is often quoted about the event, “I love doing Irish Christmas which is a night of Irish magic.” Sorely missed after passing in 2016, his spirit and generosity, especially towards the community’s youth, lives on and strong with this celebration. McCarthy’s wagon will be parked all day where new toys and gifts are collected for Santa’s workshop and the Sheriff’s Santa Program. All drop-offs of donated toys and items are greatly appreciated. Families and children less fortunate will be assisted with Christmas


e e e h Cont. From Cover f l showing young American l children and their watching e parents how to truly feel for h one another, and themselves. Born to wealth, Rogers the gift of e learned , selflessness and caring for e others from his family, s especially his mom, who at every e volunteered , opportunity in Latrobe. The d family socialized with the , locals rather than the elite. e Rogers learned by example o and shared that example with l us. “The Good Neighbor: d The Life and Work of d Fred Rogers” by Maxwell might inspire you R King e with some unthought-of of r good neighbor ideas of your s own. It’s surely what this t exhausted world needs about e now, wouldn’t you agree? A Then, there’s this lesson n from our beloved President s Reagan (#40 - 1981-1989) . and man of decency and a consistency: Soucewatch. e org, in an article entitled, r “America is a shining city l upon a hill,” tells us: “As e Ronald Reagan emphasized, d America is a shining city s upon a hill whose beacon d light guides freedom-loving e people everywhere.” And, s “as he said in his farewell n g n g

establishments and Gary Liota from Santiago Cigars will be hand-rolling cigars on the second floor deck. A Kegs and Eggs breakfast will be held on Sunday morning at John Harvard’s Brew House at the Tamarack Club from 9AM to Noon for $16 with Bloody Mary and Mimosa drink specials for just $5. Visitors can make it a weekend with close, convenient lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club or a Holiday Valley Rental Property. The Inn is a cozy hotel layout with an indoor/ outdoor-heated pool, hot tub and is just a short walk (one fairway length) to/ from the Beer and Wine Festival venue. Continental breakfast is included with a stay at the Inn. The Tamarack Club is located even closer to the venue with heated indoor/outdoor pool, two hot tubs and the Ellicottville Oasis Spa located on site. Packages for Tamarack Club are based on double occupancy with larger sized units available as well. Holiday Valley Rental Properties include condos, townhouses and homes at Holiday Valley and around Ellicottville. Visitors can book a stay at

the Inn or Tamarack Club at www.holidayvalley. com. Holiday Valley Rental Property reservations can be made at 716.699.2912. About Holiday Valley Resort - Holiday Valley is Western New York’s largest year ‘round resort featuring 60 slopes and trails, 13 lifts, 3 base lodges, slope side lodging and dining, conference facilities, an 18 hole golf course, a tree top aerial adventure park, a mountain coaster and a summer pool complex. Holiday Valley is New York State’s most visited ski resort. Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville is on the web at Ellicottville is located on Route 219, just 50 miles (90 kms) south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto. Detailed media information is available at media. For further information, please contact Jane Eshbaugh, Marketing Director at 716-6993904 or at jeshbaugh@ or Karl Eichner, Canadian Communications Consultant at 705-778-2212 or

through the generous donations. In addition to McCarthy’s wagon, some of Bob McCarthy’s creations that have been donated will be auctioned off at the Live Auction. Local craftsman volunteered to create special furniture included in the auction, which always garners special attention. They also created the special pie boxes that will be perfect accompaniment to The Fabulous Pie Auction. Come hungry and come ready to try and win pies for yourself and holiday giving. Kilt or no kilt, bring your Irish enthusiasm for featured musical guest, Seanache. You’ll be transported to an Ireland winter wonderland with the songs and tunes of the old country. Bring your dancing shoes too, as traditional Irish music is all about dancing, clapping, joining in, and the ‘craic’ (fun).

For the occasion, you will be able to enjoy fine Irish food fare offered by local establishments Katy’s, Dina’s, Madigan’s, The Silver Fox, or Villagios. You can order Irish at EBC or directly off their menu as well. Events that give back to the community always need help from the community. If you would like to help, The Rotary welcomes donations at P O Box 101 in Ellicottville, NY 14731. Include an email address if you would like a receipt since all donations are tax deductible. Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas brings Christmas joy to many families in the community and is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors alike to share with and for the community. Join the festivities November 30th for a memorable event, a little blarney, and fabulous holiday spirit.

address to the nation, ‘I’ve spoken of the Shining City all my political life. In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, Godblessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.’” (Read “Reagan: An American Journey” by Bob Spitz) Back in history, John Winthrop, who, with a thousand others escaped King Charles’ repression of Nonconformist religious thought, allegedly said, when landing in Salem Harbor aboard the Arbella in 1630: “For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us. . .” President-elect John F. Kennedy (#35 – 1961-1963) said, in an address to the Massachusetts Legislature (1/ 9/61), “During the last 60 days I have been engaged in the task of constructing an administration…. I have been guided by the standard John Winthrop set to his shipmates, 331 years ago,

as they, too, faced the task of building a government on a new and perilous frontier. … Today the eyes of all people are truly upon us—and our governments, in every branch, at every level, national, state, and local, must be as a city upon a hill—constructed and inhabited by men aware of their great responsibilities.” And this … “Many scholars think George W. Bush (#43 – 2001-2009) had his city on a hill moment after September 11, 2001 when he framed the war against terror as a moral response, a mission blessed by God that the rest of the world would join in. ‘America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world,’ the president said. ‘And no one will keep that light from shining.’” Finally, President George H.W. Bush #41 – 1989-1993) said, “I have spoken of a thousand  points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good.”  I chose those uplifting quotes to inspire all of us to “look for the helpers,” to do good and be those points of light for your neighbors with kindness, decency, civility and generosity of spirit.

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November 9th & 10th There are many vendors you will not Holiday Valley Beer and want to miss including but not limited Wine Festival 2018 to, Paparazzi Jewelry, Livilu Boutique, The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Usborne Books, LuLaRoe, Tastefully Festival is legendary for great beers, wines Simple, Pure Romance, Homemade Crafts and good times. This year’s 15th annual by Sue & Paula, Lipsense, Pink Zebra, event on November 10, 2018 from 3:30 to Perfectly Posh, EJ’s Zoo, Angies Needle 7:30PM features over 30 craft brewers with and Thread, Krispy Kritters Cancer Team, over 100 beers and wines from New York Simply Crafts & More, Norwex, Happy State and the region, plus entertainment Camper, Scentsy, Crafts and Baked Goods, on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Heads and Tails 4H, and Mary Kay. Please Lodge. note this may not be a complete list! Festival tickets are on sale here and This event is for the whole family! Santa at Wegmans stores. You must be 21 to is going to be there to help everyone get in purchase a ticket and also to attend the the Christmas Spirit!! festival. Each ticket includes a $5 food For more info visit https://www. voucher for the Brew Festival food court. Designated drivers pay just $10 which includes a $5 food voucher. November 10th For more info visit http://www. King of the Cage at the Seneca Resort & Casino and-wine-festival/ Get ready for the ultimate Mixed Martial Arts bout – King of the Cage brought to November 10th you by Seneca Fight Night! Catch some of Christmas Fundraiser the world’s greatest athletes and warriors as Craft & Vendor Show they square off in a spectacular display of Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, fists and fury unlike anything you’ve ever the Christmas Fundraiser Craft and Vendor experienced. show is back this year better than ever! After 15 years and more than 500 MMA You are invited to kick off your Christmas events, King of the Cage continues to shopping with local vendors and crafters be the premier fight competition. Ronda on November 10th from 10am-3pm. Rousey, Rashad Evans, Robbie Lawler, This event will be held at the old Krazy Horse and Mac Danzig all cut their Allegany High School (4th & Maple teeth here. And now, a new generation of Complex) in Allegany, NY. Olympic and college athletes are taking

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November 11th Historic Roadside Marker Dedication with the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building The Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation and the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building are inviting the public to the dedication of a Historic Roadside Marker at the Building on Veteran’s Day, November 11th 2018. Being appropriately held on Veteran’s Day, a celebration of the service of all U.S. military veterans, the building was originally dedicated in 1914 as a memorial to those from the county who fought in the Civil War. It was also used as the Cattaraugus County Museum until the early 2000s and was host of the 33rd Annual Reunion of the Descendents of the 154th NY Volunteer Infantry in summer of 2018. For more information about the building, CAMP, and how you can help, please visit For more information on this event please visit https://www.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE ON 2019 PRELIMINARY BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Ellicottville for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2019 has been completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of Ellicottville where it is available for inspection by any interested person. FURTHER NOTICE is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Ellicottville will have a public hearing at 4:00pm on the 7th of November at the Town Hall, 1 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY and that any person may be heard for or against any item contained. Pursuant to Section 113 of the Town Law the proposed salaries are as follows: Supervisor - $34,215.00 • Deputy Supervisor - $ 6,735.00 • Councilmen – 3 each @ $ 4,586.00 • Town Justice - $11,040.00 • Town Justice - $12,068.00 By order of the Town Board of the Town of Ellicottville Robyn A. George, Town Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE - TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE Please take notice that the regular meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board scheduled for Wednesday, November 21, 2018 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Ellicottville Town Hall at 1 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE


Mitrano’s 224. Cathy Young and Joseph Giglio both ran unopposed, as did Cleon Easton for County Coroner. After voting most of the town’s residents joined the community at the annual turkey dinner sponsored by the United Church on Elizabeth Street. There the

talk was not of politics, but families, church news, and other goings-on. The biannual traditional fund-raiser has been going on for as long, and anybody can remember. It’s a reminder that, although our politics may be different, we should always be able to come together as friends.

to a charity of the donor’s preference. Expressions of condolence may be with the Cont. From Page 5 shared family at www. may be made in her name

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

Cont. From Page 3 in Congress for the 23rd District, won both across the state and in our town. He garnered 328 votes to Tracy


X-Mas Fundraiser/Craft Show Allegany Rec Center Hosts Show, November 10th, 10-3 pm

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Fundraiser Craft and Vendor show is back this year better than ever! You are invited to kick off your Christmas shopping with local vendors and crafters on November 10th from 10am-3pm. This event will be held at the old Allegany High School (4th & Maple Complex) in Allegany, NY.

There are many vendors you will not want to miss including but not limited to, Paparazzi Jewelry, Livilu Boutique, Usborne Books, LuLaRoe, Tastefully Simple, Pure Romance, Homemade Crafts by Sue & Paula, Lipsense, Pink Zebra, Perfectly Posh, EJ’s Zoo, Angies Needle and Thread, Krispy Kritters Cancer Team, Simply Crafts

& More, Norwex, Happy Camper, Scentsy, Crafts and Baked Goods, Heads and Tails 4H, and Mary Kay. Please note this may not be a complete list! This event is for the whole family! Santa is going to be there to help everyone get in the Christmas Spirit!! For more information on this event please visit our Facebook event page.

Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival : November 9th & 10th, 2018 : Holiday Valley Resort

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What’s Shakin’ In E’ville: Whether Outside or In, Ellicottville is the Town to Be In

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Temps are dropping and I heard the words “lake effect” on the weather forecast. It’s also Beer and Wine Fest weekend, call The Valley for ticket info, and there’s music all over town. Let’s find out who’s where. The Gin Mill is first on Thursday with Fred and Tuck from 8-11pm. They play an acoustic, percussive set of covers from the 60’s till today trying to remain true to the original recording. The kitchen is open till 11pm weeknights, the latest in town.  FRIDAY Finnerty’s kicks it off with Tim Britt from 7-10pm. Tim does a looping acoustic set of covers and originals citing Dave Matthews, Johnny Cash and AC/DC as some influences. Check out the Bills on Sunday’s with free halftime apps and the Monday sushi night from 6:30-8:30pm.  Balloons revs it up with Second Act from 7-10:30pm. They play dance covers from the 70’s till now ranging from Buffalo Springfield to Radiohead. Dj Xcite will be bangin it out in the sound booth with some grease for your groove from 10-2am.    We return to The Gin Mill

for Two Guys Drinking Beer from 9-12am. These guys play an all genre set of acoustic covers that has the audience out on the dance floor and the party rockin. The latest kitchen in E’ville is open till midnight on the weekends. Madigans will close it out with Dj Cobra Con on the house sound puttin some glide on the dance floor from 10-2am. There’s foosball and pool tables for some bar room decathletes and the A-Team will be slingin cocktails behind the pine. SATURDAY Balloons will host The Porcelain Busdrivers from 4-8pm. This party band out of Jamestown has it all from horns to keyboards and play hip-hop to Chicago. Qwister will follow in the back bar with some rust belt reggae and indie rock and Dj Xcite will keep the party rockin on the two dance floors till 2am.  We return to Finnerty’s from 8-11pm with Brian Ash. Brian does acoustic covers from the 70-80’s. Try the dinner specials or the always awesome corned beef.  Villaggios gets in the game with AJ Tetzalf from 7:3010:30pm.  Ellicottville Brewing Company brings back the

Samuel Walker Blues Band in the tent from 8-11pm. These guys tore it up at the Blues and Jazz Fest. They play blues/funk/soul style music. Grab an award winning craft brew to wash down dinner. The Gin Mill will have Live-N-Kickin from 9-12am. They play covers from the 60’s till today and the dance floor will be full. Don’t forget the 26 beers on tap. Domestics to craft brews, they’ve got em all. Madigans will be partying upstairs with Dj TSwift spinning some thumpin for your bumpin from 10-2am. Play stump the bartender with those foo foo drinks and score those bonus points when you get the blender in play.  Monday night wings at Balloons is a locals favorite. 25 cent wings and lots of craft beers on tap and Monday night football.  The Gin Mill hosts what has to be one of the longest running gigs in America with Wagner, Winston, wings, Wednesday from 8-11pm.  35 years and going strong. It doesn’t matter if you come for the festivals, the fall colors, the skiing, shopping or dining please remember, ALWAYS SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paper Cutting Class Paper Cutting Class (Holiday Theme) – Come join instructor Cathy Lacy on Wednesday, November 14th from 6 to 8 pm for this German paper cutting class. This art form involves making small cuts into paper to create designs. Artists often create visually elaborate designs that incorporate landscapes, flowers, trees, animals and hearts. Some basic techniques will get you started on paper cutting. This class is free!

Beat on the Street: What was Your Favorite Toy as a Child?

By Chad Neal The excitement garnered from a toy was stupendous as a child. Receiving the coveted plaything was usually the apex of the thrill, and many hours were spent with the piece of plastic, or wood or cloth or whatever it was made of, in your hands. The imagination was used widely along with the certain toy. There was just something special about a certain toy, at first when you saw it and had to have and then holding it and finding sheer entertainment just playing with it. As we get older our toys become more expensive and dangerous in some aspects. We went through many toys, and wanted more. Going through the toy section of a store rarely ended in a peaceful exit without a toy. We had to have that toy. Alas, we learned mighty lessons when they broke- it seemed like the end of the world sometimes. What was your favorite toy as a child?

Daniel Micromachines.


Andrea A.- Strawberry Shortcake characters.

Eric F.- Slinky, but I straightened it.

Jack S.- My Mickey Mouse guitar which I had Carrie L.- The Talkboy to purchase from chores from the Home Alone Bobby O.- Super Powers after my mom hit my dad movies. I wish I hadn’t Flash action figure and over the head with my murdered it. Hall of Justice. ukulele. True story.

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The Villager_Ellicottville_November 8 - 14, 2018 Volume 13 Issue 46  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.

The Villager_Ellicottville_November 8 - 14, 2018 Volume 13 Issue 46  

A Free Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities.