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Volume 13 ~ Issue 38

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Mill St. Project Moves Forward Board Approves Weed Ross Parking Lot but with Conditions

Rock N’ Roll Weekend Is Here

Enjoy Live Music, Nostalgic Cars & More, September 14-16

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A public hearing was held regarding plans for a special use permit for a project on Mill Street. The plan calls for converting 37 Mill Street which used to house ‘Gone Wild’ to a pair of commercial spaces on the ground floor and two accessory apartments on the second floor.

Story by John Thomas Staff Writer 37 Mill Street Last Tuesday night the Village Planning Board welcomed its newest member, Doug Bush. Mr. Bush is replacing Jack Cramer who had resigned from the board. A public hearing was held regarding plans for a special use permit for a

Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival Returns for Second Year By Brooke Szpaicher


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Inside this Issue...

Roots: Rock N’ Roll Weekend... Page 5 Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay

I’ve been around for a while. While some of you gals reading this are wearing “poodle skirts” and bobby socks with saddle shoes bought from vintage stores, I wore the originals. I am vintage. As host of American Bandstand, Dick Clark introduced rock and roll to America. His show gave many new music artists their first exposure (other shows wouldn’t invite them) to national audiences, including Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Prince, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel and Madonna.

Bruce Springsteen Tribute ...Page 3

Performance this Saturday at Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage Ellicottville, NY – Saturday the 15th from 1-4 at the Winery of Ellicottville Mainstage Frank Beach & The Rising featuring a tribute to Bruce Springsteen will perform...... Police Patrol:

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Ellicottville, NY – There is no better way to spend a September weekend than listening to live music and strolling through a collection of automobiles including everything from classic, antiques, to late model vehicles and rods.

That’s what makes Rock and Roll Weekend, presented by the Northtown Automotive Group, a one of a kind overnight event. (See full music schedule page 6.) See “ROCK” Page 7

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2 GUYS DRINKIN’ BEER Friday, September 14th, 9PM LIVE & KICKEN’ Saturday, September 15th, 9PM

project on Mill Street. The plan calls for converting 37 Mill Street which used to house ‘Gone Wild’ to a pair of commercial spaces on the ground floor and two accessory apartments on the second floor. During earlier work sessions of the Board, there had been a concern because the planned seven space

Officer Howard T. Gifford Badge #7204 ...Page 2

Notes from the Desk of Deputy Officer in Charge Jim Bouchard

Many of us have felt the fall like weather the past couple days, what better way to get excited for a weekend of lacrosse? The Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival returns to town the weekend of September 21- 23. The hope is to make this an annual destination for lacrosse players and families to visit each year. Teams will not only compete to claim the Championship Title, but players and attending lacrosse enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience a one of a kind location that offers so many adventures and entertainment for all ages! The Ellicottville Lacrosse Mission “is to preserve the sport’s incredible history and promote its totally unique community. As this game continues to See “LACROSSE” Page 7

Kinzua Fall Fest. this Weekend

Kinzua Bridge Foundation Presents “21st Annual Fall Festival”

By Jessica Schultz Pumpkin spice is in the air and the breeze is turning crisp and cool. Brisk fall days really make me want to stroll through the trees and pass my time with the scents and tastes of fall. And what better way to do that, than spend a weekend at the Kinzua Bridge State Park where they are hosting their 21st Annual Fall Festival on September 15th & 16th..

It’s a free to attend event, family friendly and open to all. The new Visitor’s Center and park office will be open. You will have full access to the state park and the festival. It runs from 10-6pm both days. A trolley provided by the area Transportation Authority will be available. There will be over 80 craft vendors selling their wares. You can take the time to stroll through their See “KINZUA” Page 8

HoliMont Improvements Changes to Olean Festivities CCIDA Signs off on Capitol Projects Story by John Thomas; Staff Writer

Family Weekend, Formerly Bonagany, New Location

The new General Manager of HoliMont, Ed Youmans and CFO Sue Quattrone were at the meeting of the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday to discuss improvements to the facilities at HoliMont. Although the project is not large by most standards, it includes a variety of small projects that could make a big difference to members of the ski club. The roughly $180 thousand project includes 21 new snowmaking guns, a new Ford Ranger truck, a locator for finding underground pipes, and a new 250 horsepower drive for a lift. The project will also include a new snocamera for mountain use and various pieces of office equipment. Chief Financial Officer Sue Quattrone mentioned last year the ski area had purchased ten new lockers and said they had been a hit with members. The improvement package will include another ten lockers, and Ms. Quattrone said they have already been reserved by members. Executive Director Corey Wiktor and the board extended a warm welcome to Mr. Youmans, who said HoliMont was “hands down the most unique operation I’ve ever been part of”. The board determined the project was

The year 2018 has seen changes made at a number of familiar local events and festivals, such as taking a year off for Rally in the Valley, a shorter Festa Italiana in North Olean, and a scaled-back Bonafest church festival in Allegany. What’s been known for many years as Bonagany, where friendship is celebrated between residents of Allegany and St. Bonaventure University as summer draws to an end, will also be different this year, in that it will not take place in the village. The festival is moving back to the St. Bonaventure

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Arts, food vendors, face painting and sports are all on the schedule of events during the September 22 event at St. Bonaventure.

By Nicholas Pircio

Rock n’ Roll Weekend : September 14th - 16th, 2018 : Ellicottville NY

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Publisher’s Word “Let’s Get this Party Started!”

finally here! Many of the locals will tell you it is their favorite weekend. The atmosphere is festive, the crowds are “just right” and the fun is around every corner all weekend long. It’s a real testament to our hardworking Ellicottville Chamber and all the merchants in the village. You’ll meet the nicest people while strolling around the village streets shopping, What a fabulous weekend enjoying the live music, – Rock N’ Roll Weekend popping into a pub for a quick and Classic Car Show is bite and bevy and looking at

all those beautiful cars. This weekend will be a blast and a great way to kick-off our famous fall season! (See the full schedule on page 6) So, dear readers, enjoy the bright warm sunshine and turning leaves this new season bestows upon us, and please remember one of my favorite quotes: “Change always comes bearing gifts.” Make it your goal this week to be happy, productive and positive. Until next week… JZ

Happy Birthday

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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 1,088 - Year to date 45,639

Police Patrol:

Officer Howard T. Gifford Badge #7204 Notes from the Desk of Deputy Officer in Charge Jim Bouchard

Weekly Column By Jim Bouchard This week I want to write about an officer that many members in the community remember being a cop as long as they have lived in our community. That officer is Howard Gifford. Howard started working for the police department in 1974 and continued working in law enforcement until 2014. That’s over 40 years

serving the community. As I drove Howard’s patrol car this week, I thought of the many memories I had working several weekend nights with him. My favorite though is when he would affect an arrest on an individual for an offense and read the section of law they broke to them. Howard would ask if they understood. If they said no, he simply would recite the section of law to them again. He would ask them again, do you understand now? If they said no he would simply just keep repeating the law. That was one of Howard’s dry humor type things that he liked to do to entertain himself when the arrestee was being difficult towards him. Howard was a man of unwavering loyalty to the community. He truly was here for the community. Howard would be off duty and receive a phone call from a citizen and would not think twice to put his uniform on, get in his patrol

car, and handle whatever call he received, whether big or small, he handled it without asking if he was going to get compensated. After patrolling the community for forty years Howard never lost the spark for the job. Howard lived and breathed for the policing of the community of Ellicottville. It was his passion in life and one he took very serious. Howard was a man that wanted nothing but to keep the community he lived in safe and to preserveE law and order. Howard willC be missed not only by thef officers in the Ellicottville8 Police Department, but by the community as a whole.o I would like to dedicate thisD article to Howard’s memory.f I would like to just thankD everyone for making this community a great place tot work and live! With that asV always, next time you are onb the street and see one of ourp crew, stop and say hi! We willa always have an interesting story for you!

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Performance this Saturday at Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage

Ellicottville, NY – Saturday the 15th from 1-4 at the Winery of Ellicottville Mainstage Frank Beach & The Rising featuring a tribute to Bruce Springsteen will perform. This is a free show with seating provided on the street outside of the Winery of Ellicottville. RAIN LOCATION WILL BE ACROSS THE STREET AT VILLAGGIO The weekend’s music line up, and all the information you need to plan your weekend, can be found on our website For information visit www.

Job Fair at E’Ville Town Hall Next Thursday Large Companies Look to Recruit

There will be a job fair at Ellicottville Town Hall Thursday September 20, from 8-11am. Town Hall is located at 28 Parkside Drive. Participating companies include: Wingate by Windham, Ontario Knife Co, NorthPark Innovations, Mchone Industries, Top Markets, Salamanca City School District, CA BOCES Center at Ellicottville, Allegany State Park, Seneca Allegany Casino, Dina’s Restaurant, Fitzpatrick & Weller and more. For more information contact the Cattaraugus County Economic Development Department. 716-938-2311.

Ellicottville Brewing Company EBC hosts “Dylan Doyle Band” September 15th, 8-12am

Come join us at the Ellicottville Brewing Company September 15th for the Dylan Doyle Band, 8-12am. They’ll be bringing a mix of Roots, Rock and Funk. Delivering a unique show fully of energy and soul to Downtown Ellicottville. About the band: A true chance to catch a rising star, Hudson Valley based Dylan Doyle has been putting on spellbinding performances nationally as well as internationally.

Southern bred, northern raised, his trio’s style of music lies somewhere between roots rock and jam funk. It evokes Woodstock but also dips into southern soul. It’s a uniquely American sound Doyle calls “a big melting pot.” After sharing the stage with the young musician in Memphis a few years back, Ben Cauley, sole survivor of the Otis Redding plane crash and Co-founder of the Bar-Kays likened Dylan to a

young Jimi Hendrix. When asked about the young talent coming up in the Hudson Valley, Van Morrison guitarist John Platania stated, “Dylan Doyle is the future.” Bill Payne of Little Feat described Dylan’s play as “Imaginative and original.” After a performance at the Chicago House of Blues a representative of Hollywood Records the Disney owned company is interested and will be tracking his development informed the young musician. After a recent performance at the iconic Levon Helm Studios, Dylan was approached by James Dolan, President of Madison Square Garden, and was solicited to perform at future Garden events. Truly a young man with a bright future, this is a chance to say, “I saw him when…” About EBC: Craft brewery & restaurant in the heart of New York ski country. Est. 1995. 3 great brewpub locations in Ellicottville, Fredonia, and Bemus Point, New York

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Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay

Robert Johnson (19111938) the “grandfather of rock and roll.”

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uncertain blessings, we’d put on our white shirts and cardigans turned backwards, tie gauzy scarves around our ponytails, and run to catch the bus. Putting our token into the slot, we’d ask for a paper transfer to the Main Street bus and finally, eagerly jump off at the Ballroom. We went often, but I clearly recall one time when Johnnie Ray performed his (1952 hits), “Cry,” and “The Little White Cloud That Cried.” I remember, because I got to shake his hand and excitedly scrapbooked the Band-Aid that he had touched in that handshake. An interesting fact I found in Wikipedia about Ray is that Ray, whose star fizzled quickly in the U.S. ‘has


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Rain, rain go away, I’m done with all this rain. Hope it translates to snow this ski season. Rock-n-Roll weekend is upon us and that means lot’s and lot’s of music to hear. Let’s see who’s playing where. Thursday is our Friday and that means Fred and Tuck at The Gin Mill from 8-11pm. This duo does acoustic covers from all genres spanning the 60-90’s and the kitchen is open till 11pm week nights. I recommend the fried chicken if it’s on the menu. FRIDAY Madigans is first out of the gate with Party Squad from 6-10pm. This Buffalo band plays classic rock covers and have been an E’ville mainstay for years. The A-team will be behind the pine slingin cocktails as you enjoy the waning summer on the deck. Dj Cobra Con will follow in the sound booth with some thump, thump for your bump, bump till 2am. Finnerty’s is next up with Geno McManus from 7-11pm. This Buffalo Music HOF member plays a looping set of covers and originals from all genres. Try the corned beef and cabbage or the Shepherds Pie. Ellicottville Brewing Company has been a welcome music addition. They have The Dylan Doyle Band from 7-11pm. Dylan plays bluesy style rock covers and originals and you can drink some fantastic craft beer in the stunning beer garden while you dance and listen. Next up is Balloons with Darkwater from 7-10:30pm. This Bradford band has some very talented young musicians who play progressive/modern/ alt music that’s great for dancing the night away. Evan Dillon will follow in the back bar till 2am with a set of acoustic covers and Dj Xcite will be spinning some music in the sound booth so the bachelorette parties can dance in the window. Just south on Monroe The Public House has Matt Banister from 8-11pm playing acoustic covers. Try the lobster


Cont. From Page 5 been cited by music critics as a major precursor to what would become rock and roll. Tony Bennett called Ray the “father of rock and roll,” and historians have noted him as a pioneering figure in the development of the genre.’ Kids loved the sound, but, undoubtedly, if it weren’t for Dick Clark’s clean-cut baby-faced image, rock and roll would likely have gone nowhere in America. You see, the music establishment, and adults in general, hated it. Politicians, ministers, older songwriters and musicians were not happy.  Frank Sinatra  reportedly called Elvis Presley a “rancidsmelling aphrodisiac.” Clark, in a 1990 interview is quoted as saying, “I was roundly criticized for being in and around rock and roll music at its inception. It was the devil’s music, it would make your teeth fall out and

poutine for a different style app. Now we head north on Monroe and across the street to Villaggio for Kickstart Rumble from 9-12am. These guys play rockabilly style rock-n-roll and put the jitter in jitterbug. Enjoy some magnificent Italian food and a wonderful wine list. Buon cibo, buon vino. We return to The Gin Mill for Two Guys Drinking Beer from 9-12am. These two guys have been part of the music scene here in town since the Double Diamond days and love audience participation. The latest kitchen in town open till midnight on weekends and 26 draft beers. SATURDAY Madigans starts us off again with Scott McElhaney out on the deck playing some acoustic covers from 2-5pm. Scott will be followed by The Mick Hayes Band from 6-10pm. Mick is one of Buffalo’s finest singer/songwriter/musicians. He’s a working musician who travels the country playing blues and R&B style originals. Ask about merch. Tex’s Karaoke will follow till 2am for you Bruno Mars or Lady Gaga wannabes. Finnerty’s will have Tui Osborne from 5-9pm playing some acoustic island music. Tickets are available for their dinner theatre night on September 29. $40 gets you a pint, apps, dinner and shot of Jameson followed by a production of O’Malleys Irish Pub. Doors at 6pm. Call for details. Balloons is back with J. J. Vicars from 6-9:30pm. J.J. plays Texas style rockabilly/ rock-n-roll cuz that’s where he hails from. Qwister will follow in the back bar till 2am with some rust belt reggae/modern/ alt music and Dj Snarski will rock the sound booth with some slide for your glide on the two dance floors. Ellicottville Brewing Company brings back Dylan Doyle for a second night of music in the beer garden from 8-11pm. The specials are always good and so’s the brisket. The Public House is back

with Marty Peters from 8-11pm playing acoustic covers to accompany dinner. They have a great beer selection and the beef on week is Yuge. Over on Washington The Gin Mill has Live-n-Kicken, another E’ville favorite, from 9-12am playing rock oldies from the 50-90’s. Kitchen is open till midnight and The Gin Mill burger is the bomb. Villaggio closes out the evening with Max Moscato and the Outer Harbor Band from 9-12am. They play rockn-roll oldies for some Movin and Shakin on the dance floor. The veal parm is to die for with a glass of the house Pinot Noir. Bella, Bella. Once more in the beer garden at EBC with MWA from Noon-4pm on Sunday. They play everything from No Diggity to Chicken Fried for some funk, rock, Motown, hip-hoppin happening. Balloons is a player Sunday also with Doug Demming and the Jeweltones from 1-4:30pm making their E’ville debut. Take some blues and stir in some rockabilly and then finish with a little Florida swamp boogie and you’ve got the idea. Throw in some $5 Bloody Mary’s or some brunch and it’s a party. Make sure you check out the car show from 125pm Sunday, making it’s 19th appearance. This show features classic cars, trucks, custom rods and has awards for each class. Since the weekend starts on Thursday it has to end on Wednesday where we started at The Gin Mill with Winston, Wagner, Wings, Wednesday from 8-11pm. 75 cent wings, 26 beers on tap, roots/blues/ folk music and lively and colorful locals. It’s what E’ville’s all about. Hope you have an awesome Rock-n-Roll weekend and you keep coming back for all of our fantastic event weekends and please remember that music is the universal language that crosses all barriers and helps us remember good times and ease the bad so please, ALWAYS SUPORT LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

your hair turn blue, whatever the hell.” But, thanks to him, rock and roll was here to stay. In researching the history of rock and roll, the name Robert Johnson (1911-1938) comes up as the “grandfather of rock and roll.” Along with the legend of how he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his talent, Johnson’s musical legacy has captivated later generations of rock and blues musicians (Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin), giving fans and experts a pass to call him “grandfather of rock and roll”. Johnson was welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first induction ceremony (1986), as an early influence on rock and roll. Although rock and roll seems to have had its seeds planted before the 50’s, some will argue that Chuck Berry (1955) is its father. He was a black man playing black music, which became the stuff white people wanted to hear. Then, Rockabilly came along with pioneers Elvis,

Bill Haley, Buddy Holly and Little Richard. With these men, the music scene began a sea change. The in-between years came next, ushered in by The Beatles. Elvis was drafted, Buddy Holly died in a plane crash – the scene was shifting. A new age of rock was born, developing some of the best rock music during the late 50’s and early 60’s: The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, The Supremes and, my forever favorite, Johnny Mathis. Then came the hard rockers – Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones, The Who … who once again changed the landscape. Today, rock continues to evolve. Stay tuned. Our music was very important to us, defining who we were and how we were feeling. Which brings us to this weekend in Ellicottville when we are still enjoying the compelling sounds of rock and roll. Welcome! Enjoy!

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Cont. From Cover parking lot infringed on the easement for National Fuel. Village Planner Gary Palumbo said he had received a letter from National Fuel saying they had no concerns with the infringement. Mr. Palumbo also said he had sent the plans to the County Board of Review, who also approved the plans. Aaron Teller, acting on behalf of the developers, said he had added a 24x12 porch to the front of the property. He said the commercial spaces on the ground floor would be used either for offices or retail. There was no one present at the public hearing to discuss the proposal. Later in the meeting, the board made a negative SEQR declaration, finding no environmental impact. The board approved the application. 4 Monroe Street During the regular board meeting, the group discussed the amended site plan for the controversial parking lot installed at the Weed Ross Agency at four Monroe. Again board member Sean Cornelius recused himself from the discussion and the vote. At the August board meeting, Chair Nancy Rogan had tabled the discussion until the Village Engineer Niles Pierson could be consulted regarding the chipped surface of the lot, the drainage and the catch basin on the lot. In his report, Mr. Pierson stated that while a paved parking lot would stand up better over time, the chipped surface would be better for drainage as it is porous. Pierson said the catch basin on the lot would have to be maintained to remove chips that accumulate from plowing. He requested drainage be installed as well as a stockade style fence between the office property and the neighbors. The neighbor, Ms. Ross spoke up and apologized for having not been at the public hearing. She mentioned the defective area of the driveway and wanted to know details of the drainage and catch basins. She was assured by the board


Cont. From Cover The fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend kicks off Friday, September 14th, 2018 in the evening with lots of live entertainment in all the local hot spots. The fun continues Saturday the 15th with live music from 1-4pm at the Winery of Ellicottville Mainstage with Frank Beach & The Rising


Cont. From Cover spread, it is important to support the growth with events that embody the true essence of the sport. It is our responsibility to supply the next generation of lacrosse players with a deeper understanding of America’s first and most sacred game.” This is not your ordinary breed of lacrosse event! The festival is organized by legendary Rhino Lacrosse Company, founded and run by former professional lacrosse player and U.S. National Team Player, Ryan Powell, together with business partner, Mike Riorden (2016 Greater Rochester H.O.F). “We call our events festivals instead of tournaments with good reason; they aren’t just lacrosse competitions, they’re unique experiences for players and family members alike that have a passion for lacrosse,” observes Powell. “Our events have a different vibe, with everything from food trucks to clothing and

the revised plan called for 40 feet of storm drainage pipes. Mr. Cornelius said the grass on the side of the driveway is actually on his property and the crumbled area of the drive is essentially a pothole, and he would have it fixed. One board member brought up the open area under the tree at the end of the lot. She wanted to see some plantings in the spot. Planner Palumbo agreed the area is open space and must be planted. A motion was made to approve the revised site plan with the following conditions; drainage be installed in the parking area, the stockade fence between the properties must be installed, the area under the tree be planted, and the final site plan be inspected and approved by the Code Enforcement Officer and the Village Engineer. Ellicottville Winery Canopy The board then took up the architectural design review for the balcony for the Winery of Ellicottville at four Monroe. Mr. Palumbo pointed out the Winery is in the Village Commercial District but lies outside the Historic District. This allows for modifications to the exterior of buildings. There is no change in the footprint of the business, and the design of the balcony matches the rest of the building. The plans call for changing a second story window into a door. Shannon Carscallen, owner of EVL Spirits, two doors down from the Winery, rose to speak about the balcony. She started by saying she had not received notice of the Village Board meeting regarding the balcony and had only found out about it when she read about the proposal in The Villager. Chair Rogan pointed out due to Village laws; the Village Board is the deciding authority for balconies in the Village. Because no site plan is needed for the cover, no public hearing was required. The Planning Board was only preforming an architectural review of the structure. Ms. Carscallen questioned the way the decision was made. The wine shop owner said she felt the balcony would block the view of her sign from Washington

Street. She said merchants work hard at trying to bring pedestrians down the street to the businesses. The business owner asked if the deck and railing could somehow be made of transparent material so her sign could be seen. She said the deck was a “beautiful structure,” but asked if it could be redesigned. Mr. Palumbo pointed out the deck will be ten feet above the sidewalk, and her sign is eight feet high, creating a two-foot difference. Mr. Tiller said the spindle railing for the deck could be seen through. He also said the trees along Monroe tend to block the view of the signs. A woman from the Winery spoke up and said they are installing the café seating (under the balcony) to add some life to the street, thus bringing people down the road. She said they were not planning to hang a sign for their business, so the EVL Spirits sign should be visible. A motion was passed to approve the architectural design review as submitted. Other Business Attorney John Nelson has submitted a plan to create an addition at the rear of the Ellicottville Inn where his law office is located. The addition will include lockers and stairs up to the condos on the second floor. The old canopy facing the parking lot will be moved over his business entrance, and a new railing will be installed along the west side of the building. The plan will need a site plan review, an architectural design review, and a historical district review, in addition to a public hearing. The hearing was set for October 9 at 5:30pm. The board performed a site plan review for new home construction for 22 Filmore. All the setbacks are met, and the home fits the intended architecture of the development. A public hearing was set for October 9 at 5:30pm. The board approved two new signs for the Cupcaked bakery on Monroe. The signs were approved with the condition the decal logo in the window be removed. The board also approved a hanging sign for Dekdebruns Ski Shop. The meeting was adjourned.

featuring a tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Then enjoy Ellicottville’s eclectic mix of shops and outstanding restaurants and more performances by regional musicians in Ellicottville’s legendary night spots. On Sunday, the show everyone loves to enjoy is back for its 19th year…the Classic Car Show set up on Ellicottville’s main street September 16th from 12-5pm with over 250 vehicles judged by a panel of experienced car

enthusiasts with awards in each class. Don’t miss the 2pm afternoon performance by everyone’s favorite Terry Buchwald with his renowned Elvis and Garth Brooks impersonations capping off an amazing weekend. The weekends music line up, and all the information you need to plan your weekend, can be found on our website For information visit www.

jewelry vendors, to wooden lacrosse stick making demonstrations, to fun zones and live music. And we only go to hip, cool places like Ellicottville, historic, small town America at its best, with an amazing selection of shops and restaurants that family members of all ages will enjoy.” To go along with that, Brian McFadden, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, mentioned that many of the lacrosse teams have travelled through Ellicottville for some years. Many noticed how much it resembled the location for two of the largest tournaments in the country, Vale and Lake Placid, so the Chamber was contacted and created a five-year deal. McFadden mentioned that this festival could not take place at a better time. “By mid to late September, our hills will be ablaze with fall colors and we’ll have our chairlift running, so families can go to the top of the hill to Spruce Lake, whether it’s to enjoy the great views or a picnic by the lake.” This year’s festival will

be bigger and better in more ways than one. Compared to last year’s event involving thirty-nine teams, based on current registrations, it’s predicted between fifty and seventy teams will attend. As well, Ellicottville will be unveiling a brand-new outdoor recreation center, “The Chamber Fields at Holiday Valley,” with two additional playing fields, for a total of eight fields for this year’s festival. Holiday Valley agreed to give the Chamber exclusive use of the old driving range, just south of Holiday Valley Rental Management, for sporting and other events. It’s about five acres. The Chamber had the area leveled and seeded, with the help of Holiday Valley and now there are two to three additional fields to give room for more teams! For a complete list of age categories and registration details for the tournament, go to www.ellicottvillelacrosse. com or email info@ for additional questions. Media Contact: Mark Wessel, Bullpen PR, 705-445-2733,

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September 8th – 29th Hunter’s Education Classes in Cattaraugus County The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting several New York Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education and Trapper Education course coming this Fall. All registrants for this event must be 11 years of age by September 29, 2018. Student must be at least 11 years of age to attend the Hunter Education Course, unless he/she will, within the next year, hunt in a state that allows hunting under the age of 12 years. Those attending must bring some form of identification such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, etc; and a pen or pencil. They may also bring snacks, something to drink and a packed dinner. Hunter Education is required for all hunting licenses, including bowhunting. This course covers firearms safety, hunting techniques and responsible, ethical hunting practices. For more information on this event please visit September 12th – October 7th Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park For the sixth consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 12th. NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 17 nights for guests to view the interaction between lights,

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tents and pick up something nice to commemorate the festival, such as t-shirts, mugs or even a brick with your own wording on it. Vendors selling honey, maple syrup, jewelry and more have been known to set up shop here. You will even have the opportunity to participate in contests, such as the 4th Annual Sasquatch Calling Contest, and give-a-ways during the course of the weekend. If you get a hankering for something tasty, there will be over 13 food vendors available. One of which is locally owned and operated at the Kinzua Bridge Sky Walk, Little Sister’s Big Rig food trailer. They offer some delicious options like Beer Battered Onion Rings and Loaded Fries. The Kinzua Bridge Foundation is the Non-Profit organization who hosts the


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small enough to qualify for a SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) Type II action and no public hearing was necessary. The board then passed resolutions approving the SEQR and the sales and leaseback exemptions. The board wanted to make it clear; no CCIDA affiliated organizations will be affected by the project. The board then heard an application by Jim Falsetti, Director of West Valley Solar LLC, for a project to install a solar panel farm on the site of the former West Valley Nuclear Demonstration Project. With the failure

festival every year. Secretary Debbie Lunden was very excited to discuss the festival and what it means for the area. She advised that there would be 10,000-14,000 people attending within the two days bringing much need tourism to the area, along with local families. And it’s even more a special one-time event, as it is also the 125th Anniversary for Pennsylvania State Parks. In light of this grand celebration the festival will offer live entertainment. Featuring “Van Wagner” for a one-hour performance at 1pm on Saturday. He will use storytelling and music to trace our heritage of restoration, recreations, conservation and family fun. Debbie was adamant that the festival is geared to “bring people to the state park so they can appreciate the natural scenery while enjoying the event.” She also stated that the fall festival is “the biggest promotion of the year and serves as a fundraiser for the Kinzua Bridge Foundation”. The KB Foundation is

dedicated to restoring the Kinzua Bridge, the promotion of its historical/cultural significance and the further development of the adjoining state park. Future projects include adding a gazebo and outdoor amphitheater. The Foundation has formed working partnerships with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of State Parks, and the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau to increase awareness of, and visitation to, the State Park. If you have any questions/ concerns about the event, you can contact Debbie Lunden at 814-331-7331 or check out the Facebook page or visit www. Fall Fests are a huge part of the Autumn Season. This one is more than worth checking out. So, come out to 296 Viaduct Road, Mt Jewett PA 16740 for the weekend. Have some food, enjoy the festivities and support a fantastic cause at the same time.

of the 40-acre project, the land at the site is considered brownfield and unavailable for development. The area is currently owned by NYSERDA and has been off the tax rolls for several years. The solar farm would bring the property back onto the tax rolls and could bring up to $50 thousand in property taxes to the community. Mr. Falsetti was a part of the three solar projects in Olean. Two are currently supplying power to St. Bonaventure, Olean General, and the City of Olean. The third is almost complete. All were built on brownfields. The project for West Valley will be a $20.2 million investment and will supply electricity to local residential customers and some commercial clients. Up

to 1,500 local electric users could see reductions on their bills. Mr. Falsetti said once the project is in operation the power it generates would be put on the grid to be distributed to Western New York. One of the board members asked if it was fair to have the county taxpayers give tax benefits to a company that can sell power out of the county. The board asked if it might be possible for West Valley residents to gain some benefit from the installation. The Director said he was reasonably sure NYS law requires any power supplier to make its product available throughout the region where its generated. He said he would look into giving Cattaraugus County residents See CCIDA page 9

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a six-month head start to sign up. As the project moves towards completion, a power supplier will be designated. Residents who want to take advantage of the cheaper supply can sign up with that company, and their bill will still come from their regular utility company. Information sessions will be held to inform the community. It was noted the Town of West Valley supports the project and has already performed a SEQR


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University campus, where it all began years ago. But the spirit and fun remain, and all are invited to be there on Saturday, September 22nd. Family Weekend hails back to a tradition of welcoming families back to campus as the new school year begins. Participating this year will be students setting up tables, arts and craft type vendors, five food vendors, along with music and entertainment. The event will be held in the middle of campus, according to Rob DeFazio, Director of the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership at St. Bonaventure University. DeFazio said it was a mutual decision by organizers in Allegany and St. Bonaventure to make the move back to campus. “Financially it’s

with a negative determination (no environmental impact). The board passed a resolution to hold a public hearing in West Valley in the next few weeks. Director Wiktor gave an update on the Six Smiths Adaptive Reuse project in Randolph. Reid Smith of Six Smiths LLC purchased two buildings in downtown Randolph to rehabilitate. Five of the six refurbished apartments have been rented out, and the commercial space will be ready for a tenant in a few weeks. Mr. Wiktor added he has recently spoken to a different developer looking to

renovate another downtown space. “This is great news!” He declared. On the employment front, Mr. Wiktor announced a job fair to be held September 20, from 8am-11am at the Town Center in Ellicottville. (See box page 3 in the paper). The board is going to attend the open house at the Northland Workforce Training Center on October 20. The center provides workforce training in machining, welding, electrical construction, and energy utility technology. The Director pointed out currently there are three thousand manufacturing jobs open in WNY.

getting tougher and tougher to put the festival on in Allegany. We have a lot of programs that take place on the St. Bonaventure campus (at the same time). We were kind of pulling people from the campus to Allegany. It was a good thirteen years, but it kind of ran its course over time.” Family Weekend goes back many years, to a time when it was originally held on campus. It later moved to the Village of Allegany in an effort to improve towngown relations, and DeFazio said communications among all involved remain good. “Each year we sit down with the mayor, some police officers and some trustees, and administration at St. Bonaventure. We have regular conversations, how are things going, and what can we do better. There are definitely open lines of communication.” DeFazio said all village merchants who had taken

part in the past at Bonagany were sent a letter of invitation. “Some responded; others we didn’t hear back from. But we still have a fair share of past vendors.” He said that face painting will likely take place, but those large inflatable slides found at Bonagany will not be there this year because they are just too costly. Several sporting events will take place during the Family Weekend, including rugby, baseball and soccer games. “Baseball will be having our inter-squad scrimmage, so it’s our varsity team. Soccer will be our club sports. Women’s rugby is a club sport, and men’s rugby is a varsity sport.” The festival itself will run from 11am-4pm on Sept. 22. Sporting events will begin earlier in the day & continue on into the afternoon. Full schedule of events can be found at and search for Family Weekend. Admission is free to all events.

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What were You Doing When the Airliners Struck the World Trade Center?

By Chad Neal It was seventeen years ago when the skies were empty, people stood silent and New York City was a cloud of dust and smoke. Two passenger jets struck the World Trade Center towers, another one crashed into the Pentagon and another taken to the ground in rural Pennsylvania. It is a tragic day most everyone that was around then remembers. It was definitely another day that will live in infamy, along with Pearl Harbor, JFK getting shot and killed and the Space Shuttle blowing up among many others. History has many great tales of love and heroics, alas it is also chock full of cataclysms. Regaling these mournful memories is part of the human condition. The stages of grief are in some way shared together and time turns them into history. What were you doing when the airliners struck the World Trade Center?

Sam N.- Working at Cellular One in the Olean Mall.

Kristen P.- I was working at Century 21. Ginger A. and myself were upstairs watching the TV, devastated.

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Sharon C.- I was in the elementary computer lab at ECS.

Veronica W.- Sitting on the “reading carpet” in second grade.

Jamie B.- Mr. Way’s Calculus class and was terrified the rest of the day. Sat watching TV in all our classes.

Sean H.- Building a timber retaining wall on Easy St. listening to Howard Stern thinking it was one of his skits. Then went to Madigan’s to listen to the details come out.

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