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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: BERT PROBST TEACHES “THE NIGHT SKY” . . . PAGE 11 A FREE Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities

January 20-26, 2011 Volume 06 ~ Issue 03

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USASA Competition Kicks Off

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Snowboarders Continue the Circuit at Holiday Valley Jan. 29 & 30 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 Friday, January 21st, 7-11pm BREAKAWAY Saturday, January 22nd, 5-9pm THE A-LIST Every Monday, 8pm DART NIGHT

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For the past few years, snowboarding has been the fastest growing winter sport in North America, and the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) created their events to promote the sport of snowboarding, to be fun for competitors of all abilities, to develop athletic skills, and to be the qualifiers for national and international competitions. The USASA and its regional chapters have enabled all ages and groups to participate in organized events, and the club has established rules for the five major disciplines. There are currently over 5,000 members in the USASA, with 32 regional chapters across the nation. The WNY Series began this year, January 1 at HoliMont Ski Area and has already held four other events. Next weekend, Holiday Valley Resort will play host to competition.

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Holiday Valley Resort will host a snowboard competition on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. The races, composed of a boardercross and skiercross race, are part of the Western New York Snowboard and Freeski Series chapter of the

United States of America Snowboard Association. The boardercross will feature two events on Jan. 29 and the skiercross will feature two events on Jan. 30, both events will start at 10 a.m. and running until 2 p.m., and take place on the Snoozer Terrain Park. Both events feature head-to-head competitions through s turns, over

jumps and around gates, and a USASA membership is required to participate in the races, and contestants must wear helmets during the events. Pat Morgan, Holiday Valley’s Terrain Park manager, said the USASA has held competitions at Holiday Valley since the founding of the WNY Series. The WNY Series began January 1 at HoliMont Ski Area, and the chapter

has already held four other events, two at Holiday Valley, and two at Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa in Clymer, NY. The WNY Series will have three more events, a Slopestyle event on Feb. 13 at Holiday Valley, and a Giant Slalom Feb. 19 and Slalom Feb. 20, both at HoliMont. SEE USASA



Howie Mandel at SAC

Fishing Derby

Stand-Up Comedian Live in Salamanca, January 30

Annual Event in Franklinville Now Spans 2 Days in Feb. BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO, 95.7 FM, WPIG

Renowned comedian and game show host Howie Mandel takes the stage at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Sunday, January 30, 2011. Known recently as the host of Deal or No Deal, Mandel has been a force in show-business for more than 30 years, particularly with his roles on the Emmy Award-winning and nominated shows St. Elsewhere and Bobby’s World. He also hosted his own talk show and frequently appears on The Tonight Show and Live with Regis and Kelly. Mandel continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the U.S. and Canada. Tickets begin at $25 and can be obtained through Visit:

Sneak Peek In This Issue . . .

Winter is no excuse not to go fishing, at least not for the true angler. Besides, ice fishing no longer means “roughing it,” unless that’s what you prefer. In any event, the Franklinville Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to host not one, but two, days of ice derby fishing next month. The dates are Saturday, February 19th at Case Lake and Sunday, February 20th at Harwood Lake. Both days run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration opens at 6 a.m. There’s a $15 fee per entrant over 12 years old, and a $10 fee per child 12 and under. That’s the nuts and bolts, but wait,

there’s more! Event Chairman John Osborne has been busy of late preparing for the derby, which has been going on for about eight years. Osborne says, “It started with Tim Dash. I’ve been involved for the last two years. It’s really grown to be a great thing. We have a lot of fun and a lot of gifts relating to ice fishing.” David Schichtel is President of the Franklinville Area Chamber of Commerce. He explains that the chamber is a somewhat small group in need of financial resources. So they started the fishing derby as a fundraiser. “It’s also a sporting event that helps display some of the SEE DERBY PAGE 13

Sled Dog Races at State Park February 5 & 6 the Trappers Special Sled Dog Race Takes Place at Camp Turner BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO 95.7 FM, WPIG

Inside Business ... page 10 Setterstix, Local Business with International Clientele “With its patented machinery, Setterstix manufactures superior paper sticks for pharmaceutical, food and novelty items. From lollipop sticks, sucker sticks and candy apple sticks to cotton bud sticks, cotton swab sticks and wholesale candy sticks, the ‘Setterstix” name is known worldwide for consistent quality, customer service and dependability.” The company, which has the capacity to produce up to 75 million lollipop sticks a day. Setterstix, which operates five days a week and 24 hours each day and is located in Cattaraugus.

“Sam crossed the majestic mountains to valleys far below. He talked to his team of Huskies as he mushed on through the snow. With the northern lights a-running wild in the land of the midnight sun. Yes, Sam McCord was a mighty man in the year of nineteenone.” The lyrics come from Johnny Horton’s 1960 smash hit record, “North to Alaska,” setting to music the story of the great Alaskan gold rush at the turn of the century. Now, one hundred ten years after that adventure, the Huskies are taking a more southerly route, not for gold, but for sport. They’ll converge on Allegany State Park once again, weather permitting, in a spirit of friendly competition for the Trappers Special Sled Dog Race. The races will take place February 5th and 6th at Camp Turner, which will serve as home base. And while there is no gold or midnight sun, visitors will find picturesque hills and valleys, if not quite majestic mountains. And Alaskan Huskies. Last year’s race had to be cancelled due to a lack of snow. The dogs Keys to a successful race are snow- themselves are always ready to race, according to Steve Aharrah (pictured covered trails and enthusiastic dog above) of the Canadian-American Sledders Incorporated. Aharrah, who SEE SLED DOG



lives in nearby Smethport, Pa, is a veteran sled dog racer. He says if the current cold weather pattern holds, everything will be fine.


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Publisher’s Word “A Mid-Winter Tune Up” The snow-makers at both the ski areas had to be delighted, as last week’s super-lo temps proved to be just perfect for combining Mother Nature with the latest technology in freezing water. And for those brave enough to snap into your skis or ratchet on a snowboard, I salute you. Despite the sub-arctic conditions, the snow conditions were absolutely fab. I was very tempted to simply stay at home, wrap myself in a cozy blanket, and think warm thoughts. But I know truly great snow conditions when I see them, so I ventured forth and enjoyed an epic day at Holimont. Morning temp? ZERO. But the sunshine was wonderful, the conditions terrific and the mountain scenery

was memorable. A great day, to be sure. This week we’ve managed to achieve a balmy 32 degrees, but rumor has it we’ll be going back down in the low-teens as the weekend approaches. Back to Antartica conditions? Perhaps, but if this is what we need in this corner of the Enchanted Mountains to keep a decent base on the slopes, so be it. We’ve all learned that you just can’t second-guess Mom Nature. So, dear readers, do whatever you can to stay cozy and cheerful in the midst of all these frigid temps. Most importantly, keep your heart and your thoughts warm and loving. Until next week… JZ


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Republican Caucuses in Jan. Nominating Candidates for the 2011 Village Elections, March 15

The Cattaraugus county Republican Chairman, Paula Snyder, announces the Republican caucuses to be held for the purpose of nominating candidates for the 2011 Village Elections. All Village Elections will be held Tuesday, March 15 from 12 noon to 9 p.m. Allegany – Tuesday, January 18, 7 p.m. Village Library, 90 W. Main St., Allegany. Offices to be elected: Mayor, four-year term. Cattaraugus – Sunday, January 23, 7 p.m., Cattaraugus Community Building, 9 ½ Main St., Cattaraugus. Offices to be elected: Mayor two-year term and two Trustees, two-year term.

Ellicottville – Monday, January 24, 6 p.m., Town/ Village Hall, 1 West Washington St., Ellicottville. Offices to be elected: Justice, four-year term. Gowanda – Does not conduct caucuses – Files Independent petitions with Cattaraugus County Board of Elections. Offices to be elected: Mayor, two-year term and two Trustees, two-year term. Little Valley – Monday, January 24, 7 p.m. Village Municipal Building, 103 Rock City St., Little Valley. Offices to be elected: Mayor, four-year term and two Trustees, two-year term.

Perrysburg – Tuesday, January 25, 7 p.m., Town/Village Hall, 10460 Peck Hill Rd., Perrysburg. Offices to be elected: Mayor, nine-month term and two Trustees, nine-month term. Portville – Monday, January, 24, 7 p.m., Village Hall, 1 S. Main St., Offices to be elected: Mayor, four-year term and two Trustees, four-year term. South Dayton – Tuesday, January 25, 7 p.m., Village Hall/Library, 17 Park St., South Dayton. Offices to be elected: Mayor, two-year term and two Trustees, two-year term. Elections are conducted by village clerk.

Letter to the Publisher 25 Years and Ellicottville Still has It!

Like so many visitors from southern Ontario, western New York and elsewhere, my first visit to Ellicottville was on a ski trip where my wife and I accompanied another couple who had skied at Holiday Valley previously. That was way back in 1985. Since then I have come back every year for the skiing, the golfing, tennis and special events (such as the Mardi Gras Winter Carnival and the Fall Festival). Suffice it to say, a lot has changed since then with the amenities and mountain expansion. Back in 1985, there was not the level and variety of on-hill hotel accommodations; there were no high speed chair lifts; only a surface lift that serviced Tannebaum and the onsite day chalets were not what they are today. I always found the experience special here and even though there were many other options in Canada, none of them can compare to Holiday Valley. I am often asked where I do my skiing, which is then followed by ‘why Ellicottville?’ My answer of course is Holiday Valley (and occasionally Holimont). During the winter months I try to get down once a week. I tell people that this is a special place that the drive is easier than Hwy 400 to Collingwood, the runs are more varied and the snow as good as it gets for a similar size

mountain in the East. The great shops, food and entertainment are second to none. In a word, the experience is most enjoyable and that experience creates the fond memories. Ellicottville and Holiday Valley seem to have got it right. It’s the little things that Holiday Valley has done well that appeals to me and I am sure so many others. The drive-up parking day Chalets (Middle and Tannebaum) with big open picnic spaces, both indoor and outdoor gas fireplaces, the strategic placement of shelves for gloves and skiwear in the washrooms, the abundance of seating, eating and changing areas, the plugs for crock pots and warming trays not to mention laptops, accommodation for loading and unloading vehicles at the front door and the complimentary newspapers – almost all of the hassles and inconveniences associated with skiing when I began have been looked after. The reinvestment each year in the local ski operations and the town guarantees that there is something new and enticing every year. Another great attraction that my family has recently discovered is the HV tubing center. The coming Sky High Adventure Park is just another exciting experience for the area. As a student of history, perhaps

one of the most important decisions that Holiday Valley made was one of its first. Holiday Valley modeled its chalets and setup after the Laurentians in Quebec. Perhaps that is what makes me feel so at home here as I’ve skied the Laurentians before. And then, of course, there is the Village of Ellicottville, a true mountain village. The inherent advantage of having an authentic village at the mountain doorstep is always so much more desirable than the miniature, manufactured theme park type villages that newer entries have had to create, not withstanding the many more ski areas that lack such village amenities and infrastructure. And with the soft housing market and strong Canadian dollar, this just might be the best time ever for me to finally invest in the area. I know I am not the first to say such things and probably will not be the last, but nevertheless Ellicottville holds an undeniable lure. There is no place I would rather be especially on that blue jay type of day in late February after a major snowfall, cruising down one of my favorite runs and to be greeted at the bottom with the aroma of BBQ’s and the hint of clean spring mountain air! -John Meakes Oakville, Ontario

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Police Dept. Hosts Guests

W. Valley Boy Scout Members Tour Village of Ellicottville Police Station

On Monday, January 17th, 2011 at approximately 7pm, Village Police Officers escorted a group of young men into the Ellicottville Village

Courtroom. The officers were calm as they approach the bench with the young men, but for the quite possibly the first time ever in their careers,

they realized that if a judge were indeed present, they would have had to lift the West Valley Boy Scouts up so the judge could see them! The Scouts made the trip into Ellicottville to view the daily environment and duties of the village police force. They toured the facility, including the station itself and the village courtroom and even got the chance to explore patrol cars. The night was a complete success and a great chance for the young men to get a peak into a career in law enforcement. Members of the Village Police Dept. would like to extend a “Thank You,” to the West Valley Boy Scouts and Al DeFoe Sr. for organizing the trip.

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Successful ESL Event at HV First Competition of Eastern Snowboard League Last Week


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This past Saturday, January 15th 2011, the Eastern Snowboard League contest series made its first stop of the 2011 season at Holiday Valley. Snowboarders and Skiers alike gathered to watch the competition, which began at 11:00 am and included three divisions of riders. The contest series itself is a compilation of three events held in three separate east coast resorts. The first contest was held at Holiday Valley, which will be followed by a stop at Big Boulder Park and finally ending at 7-Springs Mountain Resort. Snowboarders can compete at the Pro or Amateur levels at all three locations to build points towards “some of the richest prizes in east coast snowboarding.” Pat Morgan, Youth Marketing Specialist and Terrain Park Director for Holiday Valley

Resort and also one of the founders of the Eastern Snowboard League itself, directed this past weekend’s event. “I think the contest was just phenomenal,” Morgan states, “the turnout was great, the weather was great, and the contest, conditions and riders were all just fantastic. We really had a great day out there.” Morgan also commented that the response to the first ever Eastern Snowboard League contest was so great that he sees no reason that the event won’t be back to Holiday Valley next year. Though the contest is a series in which riders can accumulate points towards overall standings for the three separate events, this weekend celebrated three divisional winners. Kade Madsen took the crown for the Destroyer (Professional) Division, Dillon Thomas was declared the winner of

the Youngblood (Amateur) Division, and Maggie Eshbaugh won the Aura (Women’s) Division. Riders participated in a timed heat in order to qualify for the finals on a course that Holiday Valley’s terrain park crew was given full creative control over for layout. The course was intended to showcase Holiday Valley specifically and provide riders a definition for what has given the resort both national and regional attention. Morgan commented further on the event in its entirety. “I just want to extend a big ‘Thank You,’ to everyone involved in this event,” Morgan said. “From the Park Crew, to the event and operations staff, to all that attended, to our participants and also to our brand partners, everyone just helped so much. The day was a complete success because of all the cooperative involvement.”

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1976, has recently expanded to include Stained Glass and Rustic Furniture to its long list of projects. In November 2010, an 8 ft. x 18 ft. stained glass, dropped ceiling was installed in Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub on Monroe St. in Ellicottville, NY. The piece was laid out and constructed by Glass Artisan Mat Snyder of Five Points, with purpose being to add light and color to the bar area. The window design is a brainchild of both the Artisan and Mike Kerns Jr., owner of Balloons, to satisfy both practical and aesthetic purposes of the restaurant and night club. The design was based loosely on the flowing look of the “Northern Lights”. LITTLE VALLEY, NY - Five After growing up building and Points Custom Woodworking, a repairing stained glass windows, local woodworking shop since and teaching numerous

beginning as well as advanced stained glass classes, Mat has developed an eye for form and color to compliment home or business decor in this specialized field of art. The “ceiling” is held in place with a hardwood “grid” built to fit above the bar and match the wood and look of Balloons. This grid was constructed by woodcraftsmen Matt Canale and Dusk Tocha of Five Points. This glass ceiling and woodwork are wonderful examples of the diversity of Five Points and their capabilities. Whether designing Custom Stained Glass, Custom Woodworking, Furniture Repair or Refinishing, Five Points offers a wide array of ideas for any home or business. For information on Five Points see or call 716-938-6315.

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Come out to the Ellicottville Memorial Library on two consecutive Thursday evenings to discover what’s up there in the Ellicottville night sky. We’ll cover all sorts of good subjects, some familiar and some not so familiar. These will include the moon, planets, constellations, galaxies, star clusters, meteors, aurora and the International Space Station. These targets range from naked eye visibility

to brilliant objects in binoculars and small telescopes. Each participant will receive a planisphere which we’ll use to find our way around the night sky. With a planisphere you will become familiar with constellations and star patterns for any of the 365 nights of the year. The night sky will no longer be a confusing jumble of stars. Rather, that jumble will become a fascinating collection

of familiar friends. You will also receive a list of easy-to-find sky targets to observe for each season of the year. The class will meet from 7 to 8:30 PM on the following Thursdays: February 3 and February 10, and be led by amateur astronomer Bert Probst. The cost is $15 per person which includes your own planisphere. Class size is limited to 15 people so register before January 28.

Call for Artists Ellicottville Memorial Library Actively Seeks Talent to Showcase Show your talent to friends , family, and the community at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. The new hanging system in the lobby has security hooks, and is ready to display any framed 2-dimensional artwork. Some 3-dimensional space is also available. Show dates for 2010 and 2011 are available for a 4 to 6 week exhibition. Any family friendly subject is welcome. Please call Barbara at 699-4145.

LeAnn Rimes in Bradford Performing Arts Center Rescheduled Country Star, this Saturday BRADFORD, PA. - Jan.10, 2011. The Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center will present country superstar and multiple Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes Jan. 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bradford Area High School Auditorium, BCPAC President Shane Oschman announced. (Rimes November appearance in Bradford was postponed due to illness. All tickets will be honored for the same seats at the January 22 performance.) “Bringing Ms. Rimes to Bradford has been in the works for a few seasons,” Oschman said, “and now it’s all come together. We are very proud to be able to present a major star like LeAnn Rimes. Her appearance is a tribute to our corporate supporters, our individual donors and our loyal ticketbuying audience. It’s great to see what can happen in Bradford.” LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two GrammyAwards, threeAcademy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards.

Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award and was also the first country recording artist to win in the “Best New Artist” category. Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including “Blue,” “One Way Ticket,” “I Need You,” “Nothin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Sense,” “Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way,” “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” - which went No. 1 in 11 countries - and “How Do I Live,” which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her soon-to-be-released new CD is titled “Lady and Gentlemen,” in which she reinterprets classic country songs by men. Tickets are now available by calling or visiting the BCPAC office at 10 Marilyn Horne Way from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and online at http:// Student rush tickets, if available, will sell

for half-price an hour before the show in the Bradford Area High School Auditorium lobby. Rounding out BCPAC current season is “Drumline Live,” Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 7:30 p.m., BAHS Auditorium and “Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles” Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2011 7:30 p.m., BAHS Auditorium.


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Catt. County Homeless Count

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Local Agencies ask for Public’s Help with Documenting Population

On Wednesday, January 26th volunteers from the local Housing Consortium will be conducting their annual “Point in Time” (PIT) homeless count and they are asking for the public’s help. The group is asking anyone who knows of any person staying in a location not meant for human habitation to contact Cattaraugus Community Action at 945-1041 x115 to report that information. Callers need not give their names, and can be assured that there will be no negative consequences for the homeless person as a result of the report. The PIT count is an effort to document our area’s homeless population, and is required as part of our area’s HUD Continuum of Care Grant application. This grant provides four agencies with funding to house homeless persons and provide them with support services. Jodi Fuller, Chief Operating Officer of Planning and Development at Cattaraugus Community Action states, “In addition to being a HUD requirement, the PIT count provides us with valuable data on the number of homeless in our area. Documenting the presence of homelessness in Cattaraugus County is critical if we are to get funding to serve these individuals.” In

addition to asking the public to contact Community Action with information on homeless persons, the PIT involves volunteers searching abandoned buildings and vehicles throughout the County. Any unsheltered homeless persons found during the Point in Time count are offered care packages and information on where to find help. Volunteers will also be calling shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals and other locations homeless persons typically seek assistance during the cold winter months. In 2009, the Point in Time count revealed a total of 71 homeless persons in the County; 18 were under the age of 18. In 2010, the count revealed a total of 120 homeless individuals; 53 of them were under the age of 18. In both cases, youth (under the age of 18) may have been part of a family and were not necessarily alone. Jodi Fuller states, “The increase in the number of homeless found between 2009 and 2010 is alarming, but does not necessarily indicate a rise in the homeless population. The Housing Consortium improves its PIT process each year, and the higher numbers may be a result of improved outreach and coordination.” Cattaraugus County needs

the HUD Continuum of Care grant funds. The grant funds 18 beds for homeless persons with mental illness, 6 beds for people with developmental disabilities, 6 treatment beds for alcohol or drug dependent persons and housing location, case management and security deposit assistance for up to 100 households per year. Emergency shelter services are not funded by HUD, but are an integral part of the County’s homeless services framework. In 2009, the Genesis House Homeless Shelter provided 42 households with emergency shelter. In 2010 they served 27 families and 16 single males. Overflow is sheltered in local motels via the use of vouchers. The Housing Consortium is a group of local human service agencies providing housing and/or emergency services to homeless individuals and families. The group also seeks to prevent homelessness and to address its underlying causes. Meetings are held monthly and any agency or faith based group wishing to attend the meetings is encouraged to call Jodi Fuller at Cattaraugus Community Action for additional information. Those experiencing homelessness are also encouraged to seek help by calling (716) 945-1041.

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11 Elk Creek 6471 Mutton Hollow Road 8 Van Buren 3 BR/3 BTH home w/5+ acres. Stone Furnished 5 BR/3 BTH, backyard 5 BR/3 ½ BTH home on quiet culfireplace, walkout lower level rec. w/deck & hot tub. Att. 2 car gar. de-sac in the Village. Huge rec rm. $289,500 rm. $398,000 $399,000

Olean Area School Merger

Montessori Program Added to Catholic School and Archbishop Academy OLEAN, NY –Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy are pleased to announce a merger between the schools and the Montessori Children’s House of Olean. This new venture will combine an established Montessori program with the #1 elementary school in WNY and an International Baccalaureate candidate school – a trifecta of excellent educational resources to be housed on one campus. An Open House for Montessori, Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy is scheduled for Saturday, January 22 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and Montessori classes will commence at the 208 North 24th Street campus on February 1, 2011. Since 1974, Montessori Children’s House of Olean has enabled children the ability to learn, grow and explore their educational environment to the fullest through the Montessori philosophy based on Dr. Maria Montessori principles and

methods of following the child. Most recently located at Bethany Lutheran Church in Olean, the Montessori board of directors began searching for a new location to house the program so that a full offering of Montessori classes could be available to the community. Montessori director, Bonnie Stark, remarks, “We are so pleased that Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy have made the decision to integrate our program into the already excellent educational offerings at the schools.” The Montessori three to four year sequence starting from ages 3 to 5 years allows children to achieve the necessary components to not only transition smoothly to further education, but guides them to self discovery, awareness, confidence and adaptability to succeed within the classroom’s walls and beyond. The Montessori certified teachers

currently involved in the program will continue in their roles at Southern Tier Catholic School. “The addition of a Montessori program, one that has an outstanding reputation and tradition in the Olean area, further solidifies our commitment to excellence in education,” states Dr. Emily Sinsabaugh, chair of the Board of Trustees for the schools. “We are continuing our strategic vision to transform education - offering families a complete experience from Montessori to elementary to high school in one location.” The Montessori program will now offer half day and full day sessions for children ranging in age from 3-6 as well as extra hours care. Interested families can call 585.307.7586 for enrollment information. Applications are currently being accepted for enrollment in February classes and fall classes.

128 The Woods 24 Plum Ridge 5330 Baker Rd. Ski in/out at HoliMont! 3 BR/3 4 BR/2 BTH farm home, 29 acres. Turn key property w/great view of Holimont! 3 BR/2 BTH. Lg. front BTH end unit w/wrap around deck. Nat’l wd/wk, custom kitchen. $259,000 Fully furnished. $319,000 $249,900 yard.

5300 Whig St. 38 Alpine Meadows 5 Dublin Terrace 9+ ac next to State Forest. 2 BR/2 Walk to the lifts or to town, w/ a pri- Set on 3 acres, mins. from E’ville, State BTH, 2 f/pl, master suite w/dressing vate hillside setting. Fully furnished! Park & Casino. 5 BR/3 BTH, fin. baserm., full fin. bsmt. $249,500 Excellent rental potential. $274,900 ment & rec. room w/hot tub. $249, 000



43 Alpine Meadows 401 Fox Ridge 32 Valley Village 3 BR/2.5 townhome; custom made At HV. Walkout lower level. Bar-den 4 BR townhome at Holiday Valcabinets, granite, & hrwd flrs in area, gas heat, A/C & fireplace. Fur- ley!!! Buy now for upcoming sumkitchen. $319,000 nished and what a view! $249,850 mer activities. $295,000


Chamber Elects 2011

Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Names Sorokes Board President OLEAN, N.Y. – The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced its slate of officers for the 2011 year: President, Larry Sorokes, St. Bonaventure University; VicePresident, Vic Vena, Vic Vena Pharmacy; Secretary, Colleen Taggerty, Olean City School District; and Treasurer, Eric Garvin, Community Bank, NA. New to the Board for the 2011 term include: Dennis Pezzimenti, DBP Realty Co., Amy Schneggenburger, Five Star Bank; and Mr. Garvin. Mr. Sorokes stated, “The Chamber is a major driver of initiatives that benefit the Olean area, including economic development projects, quality-

of-life issues, tourism promotion, activities and events, and business retention/expansion. This work is vital to our community’s health, and I’m willing to do whatever I can to help with this effort.” Mr. Sorokes added, “I believe the GOACC is vital to our community – it’s a vehicle where our local businesses can come together and collaborate on the necessary things for the betterment of our local community. The Olean area is a great place to live and we need to work hard to keep it that way. Yes, we do have challenges, but we can overcome those challenges with hard work, dedication, and collaboration and the GOACC helps guide that.” Mr. Sorokes has been serving the GOACC in many

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capacities: Board Member in the Custom cabin, 3 mi. to Holiday Vallate 90s and early 2000s and Board ley. Open floor plan, 1 BR/1.5 BTH $224,500 President in 2005-2006 years. on 32+ acres. Mr. Sorokes would like to thank the following individuals who stepped down from the Chamber Board in 2010 and for their service to GOACC: Judith Styles; Mike Kaperski; Gary Rougeau; and Brian Donahue. Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, 5009 Perrault Rd. located at 120 North Union Street 3 BR/2 BTH custom built chalet in downtown Olean, has been the in the woods just mins. to skiing at $179,900 leading business organization HV. in the greater Olean area since 1906. Their business plan reflects activities related to lobbying local and state leaders and developing programs, to supporting development, business owners, corporate entities, non-profit organizations, and area residents.

St. Bona’s Offers Therapy University Counseling Clinic to Aid Local Families through April ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.,— The St. Bonaventure Counseling Clinic will be offering group and individual therapy sessions to the surrounding community. The Family Behavior Group sessions will focus on families who have a child recognized as having behavioral and/or emotional problems. Parents will learn to better understand emotional and behavioral disorders, and their effects on the family, and share experiences in a supportive group setting while going through educational and community systems. Siblings will be taught to cope with and normalize situations

that result from having a sibling with an emotional and behavioral disorder. Siblings will also share experiences with others in a group setting. Identified children with emotional or behavioral problem will practice problem solving, social and self-control skills while working in a structured environment. The counseling clinic’s Wellness Group will teach families healthy physical activity and nutrition habits. Topics include nutrition, physical activity, eating habits and healthy lifestyle changes. Both group sessions begin on Feb. 15 and run through April 26.

One-on-one counseling sessions are currently running through April 27. “The Counseling Clinic is here to help the community become mentally healthy,” said Dr. Mary Adekson, associate professor of counselor education. All therapy sessions are on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The Counseling Clinic is located on the first floor of Plassmann Hall, located on the west side of campus. Maximum donations of $100 are accepted, but not mandatory. For information contact Erika C. Nenno, clinic coordinator, at (716) 375-7670.

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~ The Villager ~ January 20-26, 2011


USSA Freestyle Opener HoliMont Represented at Bristol Mountain January 16-18, 2011


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Saturday’s HoliMont medalists from left to right: Maggie Ryan, Sean Ryan, Robbie Andison.

Bristol Mountain kicked off the competition season as the host to the USSA Eastern Freestyle Season Opener. The 3-day event merged two series together. The Eastern Qualifier Series (EQS) otherwise known as “B’s” and the Eastern Championship Series (ECS) or “A’s”. B’s are designed to introduce skiers to the sport of Freestyle Skiing. They are typically younger competitors in the 8-14 year old age bracket.

The A’s are more experienced competitors. A’s are the pipeline to the higher National Competitions and the US Ski Team. Saturday and Sunday consisted of a mogul contest for both series and Monday a dual mogul competition took place for the A’s. The FLITE Team represented HoliMont with 18 athletes in attendance. That’s about a quarter of the total number of registered B’s. For many it was

their first time ever competing. This group included Marissa and Magdeline Vasatka, Philip Spicer, Michael and Nicholas Balfour, Hayleigh Holland, and Sean Ryan. Highlights for Saturday’s B event consisted of a 1st place in her age group and 2nd place over all for Maggie Ryan, a 2nd place in his age group and 2nd overall for Robbie Andison, and a 1st place in his age group for Sean Ryan. Sunday, three skiers took part in the A event. Ryan Aspenleiter, Maggie Ryan, and Robbie Andison all took advantage of a free pass to A’s while still keeping their B eligibility. The trio skied exceptionally well against a strong field. Robbie competed with a back flip on one of his two airs for the first time in competition. Flips have recently been added to ECS competitions for qualified athletes. The FLITE Team has 8 members who have progressed through the summer qualification process on the water ramps. The FLITE Team is looking forward to next weekend’s EQS competition at Seven Springs, PA. along with events at Holiday Valley, Buffalo Ski Club and HoliMont in February.

Rider’s Report 2011 Snowboard Race Season at HoliMont in Full Gear The 2011 race season has officially begun although it was certainly a soggy start for the first races of the season on January 1, 2011. But well before that, the team had kicked into gear with seven members of travelling to Copper Mountain, Colorado for a week of training in November. While there, several of the racers competed in the NOR-AM Cup race Parallel SL and GS races. Blake Bogden was selected to forerun and Abigail Haines and Maddie Radvanyi competed, placing 26, 33 and 23, 28 respectively in SL and GS. Also competing in SL and GS were HoliMont alumni: Patrick Farrell (8th and 4th), Darren Gardner (11th and 10th), Cora Fellows (12th and 9th) and Megan Farrell (15th and 14th). Christmas camp began on December 27th. It was certainly a success and provided a fun time for all riders. Thirty members of the Snowboard Competition Team, both returning riders and new, joined together to begin their training, working with last year’s core coaching staff Andrew Boorman, J.C. O’Hear, Greg Wrobel and Scott Carter. The team was pleased to welcome new High Performance

Coach Emily Dee and Team Assistant Jenny Timineri. The team also received support from some special volunteer coaches: Canadian National team Member Darren Gardner and alumni Catherine Farrell and Michael Farrell were on tap just for Christmas Camp. After four days of training the team was excited to jump into the start gate and compete. Congratulations to all racers! Two days later, in the pouring rain and fog, HoliMont hosted the first Dual SL of the WNYSS season. Fifty racers turned out and their spirit was not dampened by the conditions. Also a big shout out to the coaches and volunteers for prepping and maintaining the course under very challenging circumstances. The very next day, after the temperature fell through the night; fifty-six GS racers at Holiday Valley faced a completely different set of conditions! On January 6th seven members of the team travelled to Mount Tremblant to compete in the Cora Coupe Quebec in both Parallel GS and Boarder Cross. The team had excellent

results sweeping the podium in the Alpine Junior Women’s division (Jennifer Hawkrigg - Gold, Claire Radvanyi - Silver, Kate Andrews Bronze). In the FIS division Abbie Haines finished 4th and Maddie Radvanyi finished 5th, with Blake Bogden just missing the cut with a 9th place in Time Trials. In Boarder Cross Griffin Haines took both Golds in the RBC division and in the Women’s Open class Abby Haines and Jennifer Hawkrigg each took a Gold, Kate Andrews took two Silvers and Abby also took a Bronze. It was a very strong showing for HoliMont. The returning riders, coaching staff and parents would like to welcome the newest members of the Snowboard Race Team: Ryann Barr, Sadie Phillipson, Trevor Mason, Cameron Mason, Andrew Anderson and Victoria Auwaerter The team is psyched to welcome the new members! For further information regarding the Snowboard Program at Holimont please contact Andrew Boorman at or 585455-5213. Ride on!!

Cross Country Trails It’s Not all Downhill Here: Daily Exercise in a Tranquil Atmosphere

It’s safe to say that Ellicottville has seen a decent amount of snowfall this winter, which has not only made for some great times on the slopes but has also provided something many of us probably take for granted from time to time: beautiful scenery. If you’re a photography lover or just someone who appreciates the look of snow covered trees, then this has been a great winter

for you. Here at HoliMont there has been no shortage of breathtaking settings. In fact, one of the best places to kick back and enjoy the landscape is on our cross-country trail. With approximately 3.5 miles of cross-country terrain at your disposal not only can you get your physical activity (and then some) in for the day, but you can also relax in a tranquil setting where the stresses of the real world can be set aside for a while. Dubbed by some as “the world’s best aerobic workout,” cross-country skiing offers a unique workout to people of all ages and physical fitness levels. And with a fairly quick learning curve, a natural physical motion, and a low injury rate (minus some initial sore muscles) many people


have found cross-country skiing to be the ideal winter activity. Whether you are an experienced cross-country skier or just looking to take the sport up, HoliMont has terrain that will meet your needs. With options for both Classic Technique and Skating Technique the trails at HoliMont will give you the workout you desire while providing you with some of the best scenery you can imagine. So on the next sunny day, grab your camera and your crosscountry skis (or snowshoes) and come join us at HoliMont for a day of creating memories and relaxation. Take advantage of the snow while you can because as we all know, it never lasts. For more information on cross-country skiing at HoliMont call 699-2320.

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Boarding for Breast Cancer Event to Raise Awareness, Prevention & Detection: February 12, 2011

Once again, Holiday Valley is excited to host Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) on Saturday, February 12th, 2011. B4BC raises awareness especially in young people about breast cancer prevention and early detection. The event last year was a wonderful success. We had women and men of all ages participate in our on-mountain events, donate to our raffles at the reception and cheer each other on at the awards ceremony. In all, we raised $12,160 for B4BC and proceeds also went to the Women¹s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days and Special Times. We had such wonderful support from members of the community who donated items to raffle at the reception last year and we are accepting donations for raffle again this year. Some


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B4BC raises awareness especially in young people about breast cancer prevention and early detection. The event last year was a wonderful success. Women and men of all ages participated in on-mountain events, donated to raffles at the reception and cheer each other on at the awards ceremony.

donations included baskets with wine glasses and treats, cookies, hand knitted beanies, gift certificates, and other gift items. If you would like to make a donation, contact

Kristen Sciara at 699-3905 or Joany Bund 699-3945 for details. For more details on the event, visit www.holidayvalley. com and look for an article in upcoming papers!


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course is relatively easy and rhythmic with gates marking only the inside of the turn. It is a thrilling experience and the more you race the better you get. You can compete against yourself, your friends, your family and other people in your age group all across the country, regardless of where and when they race. NASTAR participants earn a handicap each time they race which represents the difference between the racer’s time and the Par Time expressed as a percentage. The “0” handicap or Par Time is set daily by the Holiday Valley’s Pacesetters. Each pacesetter has a certified handicap which is used to set the Par Time for their course. Times and scores are compared under this universal handicapping system. Team Racing Holiday Valley NASTAR

Team Racing is a great way for friends, family members, school groups or fellow employees to compete together during the season regardless of when and where they race. Each time a team member races at a NASTAR resort they score points for their team, no matter what resort! NASTAR has created three team formats for participants to join - Family/ Friends Team, Resort Team and Club Team. Participants can join an existing team or create a team of their own. Amateur skiers can test their skills on Cindy’s slope every Wed. - Sun. 12:45 till 4 PM AND at over 100 ski resorts in twentysix states and Canada. The cost is $6 for adults or $5 for juniors for 2 runs or $10 for unlimited runs in one day. Sign up at the top of the NASTAR course just below the headwall of Cindy’s.

Safety Awareness Week

HV Week Long Participation in National Event Ends this Weekend Each year ski resorts across the United States take part in a week-long focus on safety education for skiers and riders on the slopes or in the pipes and parks. Fun events were planned through the week to help educate our customers on slope safety. Spin to Win where you if answer some safety questions correctly you will win a prize. Safety Scavenger Hunt where people go out and have to locate signs that explain all of the 7 points of the Responsibility Code Cash Chairlift, like the show Cash Cab where lucky folks riding the chairlift with one of our Safety Patrollers will be asked a question about safety on the slopes. If they are correct they win a Holiday Valley Gift Card. Then they have the chance to trade in the gift card to answer another questions.

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Open House January 22, 2011

8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast 9 a.m.: Introduction Academic Overview 9:30 a.m.: Tours & Presentations 11 a.m.: Q&A Info: Call 716.372.8122

As parents of two students at the schools, we are extremely proud and excited about the work that is going on at Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy. Our children are thriving in school and are participating in events and extracurricular activities we would have never dreamed of for them. The teaching staff is second to none. Our children have teachers that truly do ‘think differently’ and we are looking forward to the implementation of the IB program and the extraordinary futures our children will experience. We are so incredibly blessed to have such wonderful schools for our children. ~ Paul ’86 & Valerie Ambroselli

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Holiday Valley will be showing the movie “The Story” produced by The Ski Channel on Saturday, January 22 at 7PM in the mezzanine area (upstairs) of the Yodeler Lodge. Admission is free to this movie that tells the tales of some of skiing’s most interesting characters, including Lindsey Vonn, Mike Douglas, Bode Miller, Kristi Leskinen, Bobby Brown, Willie Bogner, Eric Pollard, Chris Davenport and many more. “The Story” delves into each skier’s history to show just what drove them to get where they are today. The ski photography is amazing with scenes from Antarctica, Mt. Everest, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth, Vail and snowy locations from around the world. So, grab a beer and get ready for a fun evening among friends at Holiday Valley.

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Architectural Digest Two for the Price of One


A lot of people dream of having a home in ski country; some people dream of having a second home in this area; and for some of those people, it makes sense to own a ski country home and rent it out to help defray the costs of ownership. However, due to certain tax provisions, if you utilize the property for income, you may only be able to occupy the property yourself for only two weeks out of the year. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a home in ski country you can use any time, and rent part of it out for income? Well, now you can. Driving by the house at 29 Mechanic you would easily take it for a pleasant suburban bungalow; its front facade says little about the capacity within. It is not until you walk down the right side of the home that you realize the garage has been extended and converted to living space. With the additional space, the house has been rather neatly divided in two with full living quarters on both sides and a common area between. Starting on the left side of the house, the living area gives no clue about the other part of the house; just one door in the hallway. The living room

is large and comfortable. A handsome bay window fills the wall facing west. The dining room easily accommodates a good size dinner party. The set of French doors open to the deck and back yard. The goodsized kitchen is well laid out and would make preparing meals for a crowd a snap. Up a half flight of steps are three bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. One bedroom doubles as an office/ homework space with a counter and shelves running along one wall. As it is currently laid out, this section of the house will sleep six adults and up to nine kids. Entering a separate door down the right side of the house, I find myself in another fully equipped living space. Here there is a pleasant living room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen here is larger than you find in most rentals and has attractive wood cabinets and white counter tops. An attractive country style dining table resides in the dining area. Just off the living room is one of the bedrooms and full bath. Down a hallway off the kitchen are two more bedrooms. This side of the house will sleep six comfortably. Turning down a short hallway, I come to the common area of the house. There is a handsome wood

paneled family room with a monstrous stone fireplace. At the end of the room a flight of steps brings you up to the left side living area. The door can be locked to assure privacy. But, if you have family staying in the rental side, this space is big enough that people in both sides of the house can gather for relaxing or watching TV. On the other side of this room is the utility room with the heater and hot water tank. The washer and dryer are located here as well as the third bathroom. It is an effective layout, because it allows folks on both sides of the house access to another bath and the laundry. It is difficult to think of a better or more flexible arraignment for skiers; a home large enough to accommodate a full clan of Kennedys, or a home a family could live in full time and rent the other half, or use one half as an anytime ski getaway and have income from the other side. Add in that it’s just a short walk to the downtown shops and restaurants and a short drive to HoliMont and Holiday Valley Ski Resorts and you have a home/rental/ski cabin combination that’s hard to beat. For more information contact Tina Dillon at ERA Team VP Real Estate 716-474-5646.

Driving by the house on 29 Mechanic you would easily take it for a pleasant suburban bungalow; its front facade says little about the capacity within. It’s not until you walk down the right side of the home that you realize the garage has been extended and converted to living space. With the addition the house has been rather neatly divided in two with full living spaces on either side and a common area between.

Entering a door down the right side of the house I find myself in a separate living space. Here there is a pleasant family room, dining area and kitchen. It’s clear from the layout that this is intended to the rental space. The kitchen here is larger than you find in most rentals and has attractive wood cabinets and white counter tops. An attractive country style dining table resides in the dining area.

The living room is large and comfortable. A handsome bay window fills the wall facing the street. The dining room easily accommodates the large dining table. A pair of french doors open to the deck in the back yard. The good-sized kitchen is well laid out and would make preparing meals for a crowd a snap. Up a short flight of steps are the bedrooms; set up mostly for dorm life, they all feature bunk beds. One bedroom has a counter and shelves running along one wall. Replace the bunk beds with a regular bed and you would have a handsome master bedroom.

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Inside Business Track

Inside Business Track

Suburban Blend: The “Newcomer” Making a Name for Itself

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Suburban Blend has been around for 13 years in Jamestown but has just recently added its second location in Ellicottville. They offer everything from boots, bindings, and boards to soft goods and awesome outerwear. It’s evident that cofounder of the company and creator of the wildly popular brand Snow Rev, John Centi genuinely loves the culture and lifestyle that goes along with snowboarding when he talks about it. He wants nothing more than to progress the sport and make it available to everyone, which he hopes his shop can help do. “It would be great to see more people out on the hill because of what the store offers, more people on the hill means more progress for the sport.”

one of the major aspects of what BY RYAN ACKLIN STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK makes Suburban Blend really special. “It’s all about making Ellicottville has its fair share the customer feel at home and of ski and snowboard oriented appreciated; we want them to shops. Each has its own unique know that we can relate to them factor that makes it special, not only as a snowboarder but whether it’s the staff, the layout also as a person who has the of the store, or the type of same interests”. He stressed product offered. However, there that the sport is all about having is an up and coming shop that is fun on the hill, and that attitude really beginning to make a name is what has made him who he for its self. This newcomer is is today. It’s evident that John known as Suburban Blend, genuinely loves the culture and located directly beneath the lifestyle that goes along with Ellicottville Depot. Suburban snowboarding when he talks Blend is looking to separate about it. He wants nothing more itself by doing what some other than to progress the sport and shops have forgotten how to do make it available to everyone, over time: staying true to the which he hopes his shop can roots of snowboarding and what help do. “It would be great to see more people out on the hill it means to the people. When you enter Suburban because of what the store offers, Blend you can immediately more people on the hill means tell it is not like most other big more progress for the sport.” ski shops around; it seems less Centi employs a staff of friendly, influenced by the corporate touch down to earth personnel that are and more focused on listening to in touch with the snowboard what the customer really wants, and skiing community. In other no matter what they have to say. shops you can get the feeling Co-founder of Suburban Blend, you are talking to a salesperson and the creator of the wildly who’s job is to push product on popular brand Snow Rev, John you rather than allow you look Centi let me know that this was around at your own leisure. At

Suburban Blend you will get a feeling of comfort and relaxation as soon as you enter. The staff will greet you in a friendly, nonintrusive manner and are eager to find out how your day has been on the slopes or how the snow conditions are. Of course they are also very attentive to your needs. Suburban Blend has been around for 13 years in Jamestown but has just recently added its second location in Ellicottville. This has been a breakout year for Johnny and Suburban Blend, as they are doing more business than ever this year seeing sales actually triple. They offer everything from boots, bindings, and boards to soft goods and awesome outerwear. John attributes the success of the shop to lower prices for quality goods and sharing a connection with the customer. John stressed that “It doesn’t matter if you are a pro or a first timer, when you step into our shop you are one of us and you will be treated the same no matter who you are”. As well as bringing in fresh and unique products, Centi is also working on progressing his company Snow Rev. John explained some of his ideas to try and really set the shop apart from others. One of his foremost ideas is t-shirt printing within the shop. He has been working on this for some time now. John wants to create the opportunity for people in Ellicottville to bring him custom t-shirt designs and logos to print. Sure, there are plenty of shops that offer t-shirts and sweatshirts with things already printed on them, but there aren’t too many places that allow you to print your own idea on a single shirt for a low price. This is just one of John’s many ideas that he has kicking around in his mind. Whether you are looking for a new ‘board’, or are just plain “bored”, stop in to have a look around and chat with the employees of Suburban Blend, you’ll realize that once you step through those doors, you are part of the snowboarding family.

“With its patented machinery, Setterstix manufactures superior paper sticks for pharmaceutical, food and novelty items. From lollipop sticks, sucker sticks and candy apple sticks to cotton bud sticks, cotton swab sticks and wholesale candy sticks, the ‘Setterstix” name is known worldwide for consistent quality, customer service and dependability.” The company, which has the capacity to produce up to 75 million lollipop sticks a day, also produces sticks for the concession industry (candy apples and other concessions). Setterstix, which operates five days a week and 24 hours each day, is located on South Main Street in Cattaraugus.

BY MEAGHAN O’ROURKE group bought it around 1990. ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY That’s the group that owns it today.” Setterstix Corp’s website In addition to the changes in puts it simply, “Paper sticks… ownership, the company has for lollipops, cotton swabs and also expanded its products, novelties.” The company has market and capacity since been producing lollipop sticks the Setter brothers’ time. in the Village of Cattaraugus The company, which has the since 1938. capacity to produce up to 75 “With its patented machinery, million lollipop sticks a day, Setterstix manufactures also produces sticks for the superior paper sticks for concession industry (candy pharmaceutical, food and apples and other concessions), novelty items. From lollipop Cadigan said. “In the early sticks, sucker sticks and candy 60s they got into making apple sticks to cotton bud swab sticks, similar to Q-tips sticks, cotton swab sticks and and other private labelers.” wholesale candy sticks, the The company also exports ‘Setterstix” name is known their products. “Mexico and worldwide for consistent Canada are probably our two quality, customer service and largest, but we also ship to dependability.” Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Setterstix began with the Italy, Australia, New Zealand Setter brothers in 1936, said and China,” said Cadigan. Christopher Cadigan, president Maintaining quality of Setterstix Corp. “They (the standards and the company’s brothers) had a wood shop and ability to uniformly package other businesses in the area and the sticks is what makes one of the businesses included Setterstix products unique. wooden sticks,” Cadigan said. “Our compartments of sticks In 1938, the brothers began are used like cartridges to producing paper sticks for lollipop or swab machines,” lollipops. said Cadigan. “So one of our The company has grown in primary things that make us many ways since the years unique is the high level of of the Setter brothers. “The our packaging that gives the company has changed hands customer a consistent running a couple of times,” said stick in their high-speed Cadigan. “In the 1960s they equipment.” merged with a company called Setterstix, which operates U.S. Plywood, which then five days a week and 24 hours became part of Champion each day, is located on South International, a paper Main Street in Cattaraugus. company. Then Champion For more information about sold the company to a private Setterstix products and their equity group in the mid ‘80s quality, visit its website at and then another private equity


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Up Close & Personal

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Dr. Anthony Jackson: Award-Winning Actor at Pitt-Bradford Friday

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Award-winning actor and director Dr. C. Anthony Jackson will use music, poetry, storytelling and re-enactments to chronicle Martin Luther King Jr.’s life Friday, Jan. 21, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He will present “We’re Moving On” at 7:30 p.m. in Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Cost is $10 for the public and free for students, faculty and staff. Jackson will bring to light King’s softer side, including his humor, frailties, fear and anger. Many only know King as a great American civil rights leader, minister and orator who played a large role in weaving African Americans into society. “What I like particularly about this production is his commitment to show seldomseen aspects of Dr. King,”

said Randy Mayes, director of arts programming at PittBradford. “Dr. King had moments of doubt, pent-up anger and human frailties. Perhaps his moments of weakness underscore how much more impressive it was that he was able to rally past his failings and still achieve the remarkable things he did.” The Pittsburgh PostGazette hailed Jackson’s show as a “moving portrayal of Dr. King ...and his voice is hauntingly authentic.” He has appeared on television and movies, such as the “Walker: Texas Ranger” TV series. He has also been part of regional theater companies in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Virginia. Jackson toured internationally with the award-winning production “Diary of Black


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Men.” He is the founder and managing director of Artists Unlimited Inc. Jackson received a bachelor of fine arts degree from CarnegieMellon Univ. a master’s degree from the Univ. of Michigan, and a doctoral degree at Wayne State Univ. in Detroit. He lives in Houston.

Up Close & Personal Bert Probst: Explaining the Night’s Sky to Ellicottville this February By Megan O’Donnell St. Bonaventure University

As you look into the night sky, have you even wondered what is up there; what all the flickering lights are? Next month you can have those questions answered, when Probst teaches a two-night course on observing the night sky. Probst, a Cleveland, Ohio native, was an engineer for the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland. However, during the winter season Probst leaves Cleveland behind and comes to a place he loves: Ellicottville. Serving on Holiday Valley’s Ski Patrol and as a Ski School instructor there, Probst is on the slopes six days a week. After retiring, Probst returned to a natural curiosity that began over 45 years ago when he looked up into the night’s sky. “I was curious as to finding my way around the sky and finding

the constellations,” Probst said. “I purchased a small telescope and that was the start of it all.” Probst is an amateur astronomer that for the last two Septembers served as a volunteer astronomer at Acadia National Park in Maine. There he gave presentations about the night sky and ran the park’s telescope during public star parties. Once Laura Flanagan, director of Ellicottville Memorial Library, found out about this she invited Probst to teach a class at the library for all of those who would like to learn a little more about astronomy. This year will mark the second year in a row that Probst will be offering this course at the library. “It’s for anyone with a curiosity about the night’s sky,” he said. “It’s not a technical course.” The course will teach people about what we can see in the night sky with our naked eye, binoculars and a small

telescope. Targets such as the constellations, the visible planets, the Milky Way, distant star clusters and galaxies will be covered. The subject of light pollution and possible solutions will also be presented. “There’s a jumble of stars and I hope to make a little sense out of it … so folks can appreciate the beauty and splendor of the night sky,” Probst said. The class is limited to 15 people and will take place on Feb. 3 and 10 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on both dates. People can enroll in the course by stopping by the library or calling 716-699-2842. The deadline for enrollment is Jan. 28. Last year, the course was so popular that there was a waiting list. If this happens again, Probst will offer the course a second time. So, what are you waiting for? Learn more about what’s above you with Probst so you can show off to your friends!

When one thinks of Scotland two things spring to mind: golf and scotch whiskey. Their roots go back to Scotland in the 15th century, and both have their share of enthusiasts across the world. Just as the rules of golf can seem rather byzantine, so too are the many methods and techniques of scotch production. While E-Ville Spirits may not be able to help your handicap, they are sponsoring a Scotch Educational Seminar to the unravel the mysteries of the fabled brew. The seminar will be in the E-Ville Spirits & Wines store January 29th starting at 7:30pm. The seminar will be presented by Jean Logan of PernodRicard-USA, a wine and spirits producer and importer, and Bob Duke of E-Ville Spirits. Together they will discuss the various Scotch production techniques, and the difference in single malt and blended malt scotches. The different types of aging techniques, and the difference between a scotch aged 12 years as opposed to only three years. “There’s a lot to explain,” Bob tells me, as he reviews the various types of scotch they will be discussing. According to Jean, participants will be able to sample a Chivas 18 year old Gold Signature Premium Blended Scotch Whiskey, The Glenlivet 25 year old scotch, and a Scapa 16 year old Cask Strength (Orkney Island Malt). According to lore even the location of the

The seminar will be in the E-Ville Spirits & Wines store January 29th starting at 7:30pm. The seminar will be presented by Jean Logan of Pernod-Ricard-USA, a wine and spirits producer and importer, and Bob Duke of E-Ville Spirits. Together they will discuss the various Scotch production techniques, and the difference in single malt and blended malt scotches. The different types of aging techniques, and the difference between a scotch aged 12 years as opposed to only three years.

distillery can affect the taste of a scotch. A scotch distilled in the region known as Speyside in the highlands of Scotland is claimed to include a slight taste of the ocean side air. Discussion will include the difference between a Glenmorangie, hand made scotch and the more automated varieties. Bob will talk about what to look for when enjoying scotch, “how to taste scotch, enjoy the nose, and what you’re tasting on the pallet.” Scotch production is traced back to 1495 and a Friar named Jon Cor. It’s believed that some of the Christian monasteries had been brewing

scotch or something like it as far back as the 11th century. They had probably adapted a form of uisge beatha or “water of life” distilled by the ancient Celts. In 1495 the first recorded mention of scotch production appears in the Exchequer rolls of Scotland. The first confirmed mention of Golf appears in Scotland in 1457. It took the Scots less than forty years to devise a libation they could enjoy after playing a round of their national game. While there won’t be any discussion of golf during the seminar, those who participate will leave with an educated pallet.

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and raised families and lived their lives. In the process and over time, they became invisible. Now most of them are actually gone. Lost to history books that no one remembers reading. We have to somehow get that connection back before it’s to late. Before they’re all gone. At the end of HBO’s Band of Brothers, the real life Dick Winters tells the story of the time his grandson asked him if he was a hero. “No,” he said, I’m not a hero, but I served in a company of heroes.” Sentiments like that from the men who faced the German guns on D-Day, who froze in the woods of Bastogne, who stormed the beaches of Tarawa and Iwo Jima and then returned home to a world that didn’t have a name for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and had no form of post war counseling, are the sentiments of heroes who must never be forgotten. We are here doing what we do because of them and their sacrifices. Unfortunately, much of what has been written about Easy Company and the men who served with Winters has been forgotten. Barely 60% of adult Americans can tell you who we were fighting against on D-Day but they could, if pressed, probably tell you the name of Paris Hilton’s dog. Dick Winters is gone now. But, with a little help from the rest of us, his Band of Brothers will live on in our hearts and minds as part of the Greatest Generation. To me, at least, they will never be forgotten.

Upcoming in Ellicottville Bourbon Tasting Dinner, Friday 21 2011: Enjoy a 5-Course Bourbon tasting dinner featuring 8 Distinct Bourbons and receive a commemorative tasting glass. The evening begins at 6:30pm. For reservations, please call The Silver Fox Steakhouse, 699-4672. Mardi Gras Weekend March 12-13 2011: A weekend of events in the village and including a Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley Resort, a weekend of special fun for the entire family. Featuring parades, music, contests, food and lots of crazy, fun-loving folks! Saturday’s Events include the Snow Ponies Race, the Cardboard Box race on School Haus and the downtown Mardi Gras parade. Sunday’s events include the costume parade down Mardi Gras and the infamous Dummy Downhill.

Ellicottville Memorial Library Events Wired for Health is a group coaching experience for those who want to live a healthy balanced life. New England Journal of Medicine conducted a study and found that people who participated in group coaching were more successful with weight loss and felt a greater sense of health and well-being. Join us Jan 19thFeb 23rd at the Ellicottville Library 6pm-7:15pm. Facilitated by Dr. Dionne Kress, cost is $90 for the six sessions. Call or e-mail to register at 716-435-9591 or Book Sale – President’s Weekend –The Library is accepting donations of used books and DVDs for our upcoming book sale which starts Friday February 18th. Please drop off all donations during normal business hours. Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The February 9th book is “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. Yoga Class – Thursdays 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. and/or Mondays 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Hatha Yoga class for all levels every Thursday morning and Monday evening with Laura Solly. $10.00 per class. Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.


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USASA CONT. FROM FRONT PAGE The series also has four halfpipe events scheduled, though the time, dates, and location for the events have yet to be determined. The event is part of the USASA regional qualifying contest. The USASA Nationals for Snowboarders will be held April 2-7, and the Nationals for Skiers April 9-12, both at Copper Mountain, CO. Andrew Boorman, series director, said riders compete in the slalom, giant slalom, half-pipe, slopestyle and boardercross, with the first place qualifiers from each age group receiving an invitation to take part in the national contest in April. He said that each event draws a different number of competitors, and the races tend to average between 50 and 100 competitors. Boorman said that Chuck Allen, whose kids were snowboarding enthusiasts, founded the USASA in 1988 so they would have a place to compete and show off their snowboarding skills, as well as offer a national championship for them to test their skills. Allen was a former surf coach, and Boorman said that much of the terminology used

by snowboarders came directly from that used by surfers. TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine helped Allen fund the organization with a $500 donation. The USASA was the first governing body exclusively for competitive grassroots snowboarding. His goal was to preserve and encourage the growing sport of snowboarding by standardizing the rules of competition and establishing an annual national championship event. The USASA held its first championship in February of 1990 at Snow Valley, California and has seen an increase in competitors and participating regions every year since its founding. Boorman said that Pete and Donna Greene founded the WNY Snowboard Series in 1994, also as a way to offer their kids a chance to compete, and initially only offered Half-pipe and Slopestyle events. The chapter was very successful, with 35 competitors from the WNYSS participating in the 1995 Nationals. The WNY Series holds races at various participating ski slopes in Western New York as part of the USASA. Boorman became co-director of the series in 2001, and he over saw the Alpine events, while Greene over saw the Freestyle events.

The Greene’s retired from codirecting in 2004, and Boorman and his wife Nicole now oversee all of the WNY Series. For the past few years, snowboarding has been the fastest growing winter sport in North America, and the USASA created their events to promote the sport of snowboarding, to be fun for competitors of all abilities, to develop athletic skills, and to be the qualifiers for national and international competitions. The USASA and its regional chapters have enabled all ages and groups to participate in organized events, and the club has established rules for the five major disciplines. Boorman said there are currently over 5,000 members in the USASA, with 32 regional chapters across the nation. He added that the USASA’s motto is fun, fair and safe competition for all. On-line registration will close at 10 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. Contestants may cancel their event registration up to 48 hours prior to the event, by contacting Boorman. If you have any questions, or are interested in more information, visit www.usasa. org, or www., contact Boorman at 585-455-5213, or email him at andrew@wnyss. com.





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a ton of money. The idea is for everyone to have fun.” The fishermen and women are well versed in how to keep warm. Their ice huts have heaters inside so anglers can drill their holes and wait patiently. No longer must they sit on a cold block of ice all day, although Osborne notes, “They used to do that, and there are a few guys who will (still) sit out there on a bucket.” Once the fishing is done, a bonfire is lit

and prizes are awarded. There are raffles, cash and door prizes, and a prize for the biggest fish. And with all those huts of various colors on the ice, “It really makes the lake look neat.” Hot food concessions will be available. Want to try your luck at the new, two-day ice fishing derby? Questions can be directed to John Osborne at 716-676-3737. Registration forms are online:

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sled teams from all over the country. Last year’s race had to be cancelled due to a lack of snow. The dogs themselves are always ready to race, according to Steve Aharrah of the Canadian-American Sledders Incorporated. Aharrah, who lives in nearby Smethport, Pa, is a veteran sled dog racer. He says if the current cold weather pattern holds, everything will be fine. “We looked at the trails this weekend, they’re all groomed up. We like to get a head start to get the trails set up.” Aharrah notes that participants are starting to contact him “slowly but surely. It (the race) is posted on Sled Dog Central, where most of the races are posted.” E-mails are being sent back along with entry fees from participants. The Sledders group rents Camp Turner from the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, which uses the facility as a resident summer camp for boys and girls. The Diocese assists at the race by providing meals, coffee, and hot chocolate for spectators in a large dining hall. Cabins are provided for the racers. There is a charge for food to the general public, but a quick sandwich is available all day long. “You can sit right in there, look out the window, and see the dogs.” Visitors are encouraged to meet the dogs and their drivers. Sled dog teams start arriving Friday night. Drivers’ meetings are held Friday night and

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Derby attributes of the area, of nature and surroundings.” The derby was previously at Case Lake, then here were one or two years when it was cancelled for lack of ice, for safety reasons. “But for the last three years we’ve had plenty of ice and cold weather. “ Last year, the derby was expanded to a twoday event, with the first day at Case Lake and the day after at Harwood Lake. That went well, attracting more than 160 people to Harwood Lake. They should do better this year because, “Each year we get better and better at it.” About twelve to fifteen volunteers make the derby happen. Osborne notes that the man who measures the fish “has gold coins and gives them to the kids. They love it! And he just enjoys doing it.” And what kind of fish might you catch? “Perch, bluegills, trout, crappies, and sunfish” are swimming in the lakes. As for prizes, Osborne says, “We give back almost ninety percent of the money (collected from fees) in prizes. We don’t make


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Aharrah says the important thing about these dogs is their desire to run, to pull, and to work. “The work ethic of these dogs is outstanding. They’re only happy when they are working. When you hook them up, they are barking and screaming, ready to go.”

Saturday morning. Aharrah describes the various challenges. “The mid-distance guys will do about a 28-mile loop around the park. They start (racing) first thing in the morning both days, Saturday and Sunday, at 8:30. They’re usually finished by 11:00 or 11:30. You won’t see them again until they come back.” The shorter sprint racers start around noon. They’ll cover a distance of four to six miles. “Most everything is wrapped up by four in the afternoon.” As for the dogs, they are mostly Alaskan Huskies. “They’re a mix, they’re a mutt. They are short-haired, not what people might picture like Disney show dogs. There are a few of them, but very few.” Aharrah says the

important thing about these dogs is their desire to run, to pull, and to work. “The work ethic of these dogs is outstanding. They’re only happy when they are working. When you hook them up, they are barking and screaming, ready to go.” The dogs work well as a team or a pack since they all know each other, “although they may not like each other.” Camp Turner is located in the Quaker Area of Allegany State Park. Take Exit 18 off Route 86, then south on Route 280 to the park entrance. Registration for sled dog teams is due by January 29th. Information can be found online through the Canadian-American Sledders Incorporated.

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PUBLIC NOTICES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:00 PM ON JANUARY 26, 2011 at the meeting room on the second floor of the Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York, regarding the proposed amendment of the Town of Ellicottville Comprehensive Plan by amending the map which constitutes a part of such Plan by changing the designation of the following parcels of property, located in the area of US Route 219 and Lindberg Road, from LD Low Density to GC General Commercial: 37.004-123.1 (in part), 37.004-123.2, 37.004-125, 37.004127, 37.004-128.1 (in part), 37.004-128.2. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT ANY RESIDENT OF THE TOWN OF ELLICOTTVILLE IS ENTITELED TO BE HEARD UPON SAID PROPOSED AMENDMENT AT THE SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING. By order of the Town Board of the Town of Ellicottville, dated January 13, 2011. Robyn George, Town Clerk.

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Classified Ads: Sell, rent, hire, offer your services, etc. through The Villager’s Classifieds Page. Ad rate: $8.00 per week (30 words or less - $0.10 each additional word over 30). Send your ad, along with payment, to: The Villager, PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731 or stop by our office at 39 Mill Street. Payment must accompany all classified ads. Deadline for all classifieds: each Monday at 4pm. Furniture Repaired, Refinished Or Replicated: Machine Caning replaced. Custom Furniture Built To Your Desire. New! Home Theater Cabinets or Shelves Designed & Built. FIVE POINTS, 716-938-6315,, Visit for Photos. Interior Finishing By Tom Clauss: Painting, plastering, remodeling, repairs, restoration work, electrical, plumbing & more. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SPECIAL: DISCOUNTED PRICES! Free estimates. Call today! 716-949-9155. DALE’S CHIMNEY SWEEP, INC.: Inspection, cleaning, repairs & woodstove/rain cap sales. Stainless steel relining. Established in 1978. Insured, clean & professional. 716-699-4791. JonnyBarberShop: “Tame That Mane!” Gentlemen’s Preferred Grooming. 1 Washington Street, Ellicottville (rear of 1887 Building), 716-572-3321. Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri 8:30am5:30pm, Wed 11:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm, closed Sun/Tues.

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Alliance Community Church, 6748 Route 417, Killbuck (next to Post Office), 945-4292 Sunday 11:00am Faith Baptist Church of Mansfield, 7968 Reed Hill Road, Little Valley, 257-3645 Adult Bible Study/Sunday School 10:00am, Sunday Worship 11:00am & 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm Prayer & Bible Study First Baptist Church of Great Valley, 5049 Route 219, Great Valley, 945-4629 Sunday School for all ages 9:30am, Sunday Worship Service 10:45am & 6:30pm Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 22 Jefferson St., E’ville, 699-2592 Mass Saturday 4:00pm, 5:30pm, Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am

Solomon’s Porch Ministries, 7705 Toad Hollow Road, Mansfield, 257-3040 or 257-9138 Sunday 10:00am, Tuesday-Sunday 7:00pm St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville Saturday 5:00pm with Communion St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242 East, E’ville, 699-2265 Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 10:30am The United Church of Ellicottville, 53 Elizabeth Street, Ellicottville, 699-4003 Sunday 10:00am, Communion held the 1st Sunday of each month, Sunday School 10:15am

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. On October 12, 2010, Articles of Organization of Cielo Azul, L.L.C. were filed with the Secretary of the State of New York. The office of the limited liability company is located in Cattaraugus County. The Secretary of State of the State of New York is designated as the agent of the limited liability company upon whom service of process may be served. The post address within New York State to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: Stephen Stewart, 1325 Millersport, Williamsville, NY 14221. There is no latest date upon which the limited liability company is to dissolve. The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized for under the Limited Liability Company Law.

Notice of Filing of S&W Company of Ellicottville, LLC. Date of Filing of Articles of Organization: August 24, 2010. County of Office: Cattaraugus. Municipality of Office: Village of Ellicottville, The street addres of the limited liability’s company office has not yet been determined. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: PO Box 231, Ellicottville, New York 14731. The registered agent of the company is: Brooks & Brooks, LLP, 207 Court Street, little Valley, New York 14755. The registered agent is to be the agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The purpose of the Company is to carry on any such business for which a limited liability company may be formed under the laws of the State of New York.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of GLN HOLDINGS, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 12/2/2010, pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law Section 203. Office location: Cattaraugus County. NYSOS designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 10968 Route 98, Freedom, NY 14056. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMATION of CHENEY DEVELOPMENT, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 11/12/2010, pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law Section 203. Office location: Cattaraugus County. NYSOS designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 10968 Route 98, Freedom, NY 14056. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION of CHEREE STOP, LLC (“LLC”) Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (“NYSOS”) on 11/12/2010, pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law Section 203. Office location: Cattaraugus County. NYSOS designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSOS shall mail copy of process served to: 10968 Route 98, Freedom, NY 14056. Purpose: any lawful activities. THERMA-CHEM US LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/3/2010. Office in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1065 Kingston Dr., Olean, NY 14760, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qualification of HENKEL ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/15/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Coprs., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of NAAC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/28/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Princ. office of LLC: 410 Community Bank Bldg., 4th Fl., Olean, NY 14760. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 201 N. Union St., 4th Fl., Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Waggy Tails Resort and Spa, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 979 Wagner Hill Road, Hinsdale, NY 14743. Purpose: any lawful activity.

BLACK CREEK BUILDERS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/15/2010. Office in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2593 West 5 Mile Rd., Allegany, NY 14706. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Latest dissolve date: 12/31/2049.

NOTICE OF FILING FOR EAST TOWN CAR WASH, LLC. DATE OF FILING ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: AUGUST 27, 2010. County of Office: Cattaraugus. Municipality of Office: Town of Napoli, 4530 Windmill Road. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process against it may be served. The address which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: The registered agent of the Company: Brooks & Brooks, LLP, 207 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755. The registered agent is to be the agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The purpose of the company is to carry on any such business for which a limited liability company may be formed under the laws of the State of New York.


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