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September 30 - October 6, 2010 ~ The Villager ~


Volume 05 ~ Issue 39

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Salamanca Falling Leaves Festival This Weekend Celebrate the Change of the Seasons with Annual Event BY MEAGHAN O’ROURKE ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

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Come one, come all! Come with family and come with friends. There is something for everyone to do this weekend, Oct. 1-3, in Jefferson Street Park in Salamanca at the 33rd Annual Falling Leaves Festival. The festival, organized by the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce with lots of help from the community, runs from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. If you went to the festival last year,

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A Terrifying WNY Thrill Ensures Scares & Surprises on Weekends Through October BY ERIC HUND UNIVERSITY OF PITT. AT BRADFORD Thrills and chills await the adventurous at the 20th annual Nightmare Hayride opening this Friday, Oct. 1. The Nightmare Hayride will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The show, which is located at the home of the Ellicottville Rodeo, takes about 45 minutes and features a 25-minute tractor drawn hayride along the creepy path of Sommerville Street and a 20-minute walk through

has updated various aspects of the show to make it more interesting and spooky. “If you thought you’ve seen it all before, well it has changed again,” he said. He added that 50 people can ride on each wagon, and that he has seven tractors and wagons available. “If you show up and there is a long line, don’t worry because you’ll only have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for another wagon,” Kent said. He added that the show is fun for the whole family and all age groups. The site also features a cook shack

where patrons can purchase soft drinks, hot cider and chocolate, coffee, hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza, and a pavilion where people can sit and recount their horror stories. The hayride costs $15 per person, or $14 for groups of 25 or more if paid by one individual, and children under 5-years-old are admitted free. No reservations are needed. The Nightmare Hayride is located at 6319 Sommerville Valley Road in Ellicottville. For information visit or call 716-699-4839.

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Bradford, Pa. ~ 814-362-5113 (box office) Coming October 13th , 7:30pm The Diary of Anne Frank More than one million children perished in the Holocaust. Anne Frank was one of these children. The Barter Theatre’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank, the play based on the work, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, brings her story to life. Tickets: $29 / $24

the terrifying maze and a haunted barn containing the vortex tunnel. Owner John Kent said he started the Halloween horror show 20-yearsago because he enjoyed entertaining people, especially kids. “Halloween is the second most popular holiday after Christmas, and some people prefer Halloween because, with Christmas, you have to give out presents, but for Halloween all you need to do is frighten people,” he said. He has completely remodeled the barn over the past two years, and he

BY JEANINE ZIMMER Ellicottville’s longest standing festival is just around the corner. The annual Fall Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10, 2010 welcomes tens of thousands of festival-goers for a lively weekend of unique foods, arts, music and much more. From Kid’s Carnival Rides to the

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delicious Food Court and Arts and Crafts Shows, Fall Festival hosts events that all members of the family can enjoy. What started off as a small celebration of Fall Holiday Valley began to host for it’s loyal skiers in 1975, has grown to become Ellicottville’s largest festival. It’s only fitting that Holiday Valley still hosts a plethora of activities during this funfilled weekend that now greets tens of thousands of visitors to our Village. Happenings at The Valley include Ski Swap Sales, Golf Shop/Mountain Shop Tent Sales, 5K and Mountain SEE FESTIVAL PAGE 11

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Fall Festival Spotlight: ‘Rocktoberfest’ .... Page 6 By Nick Pircio WPIG, 95.7 FM “Friday and Saturday the bands are set up out back for what we call ‘Rocktoberfest.’ They’ll be under a big tent in my parking lot,” says Michael Kerns, Jr. (owner of Balloon’s Bar and Restaurant). Stop by to experience “that up and coming Buffalo band, ‘More Than Me’” (pictured above). They are the winners of Hard Rock’s 2010 Ambassadors of Rock Battle of The Bands which sent them to London England this summer. They performed at the prestigious Hard Rock Calling 2010 (one of UK’s most anticipated events which kicks off the Ambassadors Of Rock Tour) along with Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and Pearl Jam. They are also winners of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Songoftheyear.comThe band will headline the Saturday event.

Inside Business Track: Dom’s Butcher Block .... Page 7 By Dean Whitcomb “Dom’s Butcher Block,” as they’ve chosen to name the business in honor or Ken’s Father, Dominc, is set to open it’s doors for Fall Festival weekend in Ellicottville (October 9th, 10th, 11th). As long-time Holiday Valley skiers and local business supporters, choosing a location was an easy decision Ellicottville, NY.

WIN-SUM DEVELOPMENT SKI-COUNTRY TOWNHOMES The Town Planning Board’s meeting Monday night began with Bonnie Koschir and Dennis Eshbaugh from Win-Sum Ski Corporation presenting detailed plans for building

a condominium townhouse-style development across from Holiday Valley. In reviewing the plans Town engineer Mark Alianello had asked the project design engineer to run the plans through a computer program called Autoturn to see if the design for the driveways, parking spaces and turn-around areas would allow

for the towns fire trucks to be able to maneuver when the area is full of cars. He assured the board the plans for the parking area conformed to current code. Nevertheless, several members of the board were concerned with the SEE PLANNING PAGE 11

Holiday Valley Hits National TV The Wheel of Fortune Features Ellicottville as a Vacation Package BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO, WPIG 95.7 FM Many people know that Holiday Valley is a vacation destination. More will find out when the Ellicottville resort is featured as a destination prize on the ever-popular “Wheel of Fortune” television show. The program is set to air October 18th locally on WKBW-TV out of Buffalo, at 7 p.m. SEE FORTUNE PAGE 6


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Publisher’s Word “Shop Til’ You Drop” Ah – October in Ellicottville – does it get any better? This all-toobrief season is my favorite, and I’ll bet you a free trip on the “Nightmare Hayride” I’m not alone. We’re on the very cusp of Fall Fest ’10 and the village is bracing for yet another successful (and economically important) cultural happening. And then there’s the shopping… Getting ready for tent and sidewalk sales takes more than just a little preparation, and our hard-working merchants have been getting ready over the last few weeks. End result? Most of your favorite stores in town have their bargain racks ready to go – and don’t you just love bargains? Clothing, ski equipment, decorative knick-knacks, jewelry, furniture,

artwork – it’s all got to go, folks. And go it will next weekend, so why not get a jump on the competition and start shopping THIS weekend? Oh, sure – you can wait until the big ski tent’s all set up next weekend, but why wait for a good buy on a new pair of skis? I say go now, and be aggressive! Then, come Fall Festival weekend, you can skip the frantic frenzy and relax in knowing you scooped everyone on the “really BIG deals”… Sneaky, yes, but all’s fair in love and shopping. So dear readers, get out your check books and credit cards and get crackin’! Money may not buy happiness, but shopping in Ellicottville surely will! Until next week… JZ

Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Contest to be Held at Pumpkinville on October 3rd at 12pm

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On Sunday, October 3, 2010, Pumpkinville will hold it’s 3rd annual giant pumpkin contest. Come and watch the World Competition of Great Pumpkin Commonwealth and see pumpkins weighing over 1000 pounds! The Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off begins Sunday at Noon with prize money of $5,000. (All Giant Pumpkins need to be on site by 11am.) For more on this event, visit (Pictured: Above Right: The top 3 from 2006 (from L to R): Matt Werner (1008), Matt Werner (1035), Steve Razo (943). Above Left: NYS Record Holder, Andy Wolfe’s 1407 lb. pumpkin.)

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Beer and Wine Festival 7th Annual to Take Place November 12 & 13 at the Yodeler Lodge Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will hosting the 7th Annual Beer and Wine Festival at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge on Saturday, November 13 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Guests will be able to sample a variety of hand-crafted beers from over 30 of the best New York State and American craft breweries and wines from New York, Southern Ontario and Ellicottville vintners. Brewers include: Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat, Great Lakes, Erie Brewing, Saranac, Southern Tier, Ellicottville Brewing, John Harvard’s, Ithaca, Roerhbac, Woodchuck, Custom Beer Crafters, Butter Nutts, Original Sin Cider, Harpoon, Voodoo, Smutty Nose, Long Trail, Hebrew and Otter many more! Wineries include several of New York’s award winners like Miles and Fulkerson plus Heron

Hill, Fox Run, Merritt and the Winery of Ellicottville. The ever-popular Beer Tasting Dinner will take on an “Oktoberfest” flair this year with a lively German Brew House meal. It will take place on Friday, Nov. 12 upstairs in the Clubhouse Chalet. Tickets are $50 inclusive and are limited, so call for a reservation at 716-6992345. Presale tickets for the Beer and Wine Festival are $40 and are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Ellicottville Brewing Company, Consumers Beverages and Wegmans in mid-September. Tickets may be available at the door for $47, but it is wise to pre-purchase because ticket sales are limited. The ticket includes a $5 food voucher! Also available for this year will be the brand new VIP pass! This pass, limited to only 100 people, entitles you to a 2-hour exclusive tasting area and more.

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Season Kicks Off with “Grace and Glorie,” Tickets On Sale Now Kathy Bryant and Nanci K. Garris will perform the twowoman play “Grace and Glorie” as the opening of Bradford Little Theatre’s 14th season Oct. 8-10 at the auditorium of the First Presbyterian Church, 54 E. Corydon St. Under the direction of Diane Kerner Arnett, the duo will bring to life the funny and poignant friendship between 90-year-old Grace, an independent mountain woman, and 40-something Glorie, a transplanted city slicker with an MBA degree from Harvard. Playwright Tom Zeigler draws the collision between these women’s very different lives with a humorous hand and genuine respect. Grace is determined to face death the way she has lived, while hospice volunteer Glorie is equally determined to show Grace a “better” way. When Glorie first visits the “granny cottage” where Grace is spending her final days, Grace can’t quite understand why the woman is there. She first tells Glorie: “listen, honey, I don’t mean to be undriendly, but whatever it is you’re sellin’, I’m sure I’m was past needin’ it.” After Glorie tries to explain, Grace remarks: “You volunteer to help people die. Is this some sort o’ Yankee custom I never heard about?” The production show is being done with full sets, costumes and technical effects, but with “scripts near hand.”


“Grace and Glorie” will open the Bradford Little Theatre’s 14th season Oct. 8-10 at the auditorium of the First Presbyterianj Church, 54 E. Corydon St. Under the direction of Diane Kerner Arnett, the duo will bring to life the funny and poignant friendship between 90-year-old Grace, an independent mountain woman, and 40-something Glorie, a transplanted city slicker with an MBA degree from Harvard.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Tickets are now available at Ott & McHenry Pharmacy, Tina’s Hallmark, Graham Florist and Smith’s store, all in Bradford. Cost is $8 for advance tickets; $10 at the door; and a discount of $2 at the door for seniors and students. “Many people have said they are interested in performing but either do not have the traditional six-week rehearsal time or do not know if they can memorize a full-length script. So, this is BLT’s attempt to meet those people’s needs,” Arnett said. “Last year, we offered a one-act done in a similar way for One

Book Bradford, and were veryb warmly received, so we forgedb ahead with a two-act play.” In addition, a brand-new portable lighting and sound system will be used so that “Grace and Glorie” canb be performed throughout the season at other venues throughout the region at the request of clubs or schools. The McKean Countyr Visiting Nurse and Hospice program will have information available at the show. While this is her first major role with BLT, Bryant appeared inp BLT’s Senior Theatre programp two years ago, and has worked b SEE THEATRE PAGE 12

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BRADFORD, Pa. – A production about Anne Frank, a German Jewish teenager who was in hiding with her family during the Holocaust, will be performed Thursday, Oct. 13, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The Barter Theatre of Abington, Va., will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Cost is $24 to $29 for the public and $10 to $12 for students, depending on the seat. The production is part of the university’s Prism series. A matinee for area school students on Oct. 14, part of the Kaleidoscope school series, has been sold out, though those wishing to attend can be accommodated in the Oct. 13 perfor-

mance. The play, featuring a 10-person cast, is centered on Anne’s published diary. For more than two years, from July 1942 through August 1944, her family and another Jewish family were in hiding from the Nazis in wartime Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Anne died in March 1945 from typhus she contracted as a prisoner in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Dr. Wayne Brinda, assistant professor of education at PittBradford and an expert on teaching the Holocaust to adolescents, said having the “Diary of Anne Frank” being performed in Bradford is important. “The reason it is important to bring ‘Diary’ to the Bradford

community is that while young people read about the history of the Holocaust, it is essential to put a real face and real emotions to the history,” he said. “The Holocaust is a huge and important history that is not about dates – it’s about people and one person at a time. While ‘Diary’N is only a part of the history, itt is a part to which young peoplep can relate.” t The Bristol Herald Courier re-N viewed the Barter Theatre’s production: “Many might consider ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to be a wholly depressing play, but itF is far from it. In fact, it is probably one of the theater’s strongest affirmations of human resilience in the face of the most inhuman of situations.” h p

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‘Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye’ Second Annual ‘Benebration’, Oct 24 BUFFALO, NY: Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye (GKCG) will be celebrating its second annual “Benebration” to benefit cancer research and people fighting the disease. The event will take place at Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca, on Sunday, October 24 starting at 1p.m. This year’s Benebration will be a music festival, showcasing numerous local bands and artists throughout the day. A listing of bands and artists featured will be released at a later date. The event will also include food, drinks, and silent auction of numerous themed baskets and items. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $20 before the event, or for $25 at the event. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing to win $100. Tickets for the Music Festival are available for purchase at Elkdale Country Club, CCSE Credit Union in Salamanca, or by calling or e-mailing Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye (716) 984-1128 or gottakisscancergoodbye@ Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye is a non-for-profit, independent, community organization that serves as a way to raise awareness of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and other cancers. GKCG will also act as an agent for education through collaboration with other organizations to help identify and address cancer issues through education, patient support service, research and advocacy programs. Funds raised by the organization

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The Second Annual “Benebration” to benefit cancer research and people fighting the disease will take place at Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca, on Sunday, October 24 beginning at 1pm. The event will feature live music, food, drink and silent auction.

through an array of events go towards improving the qualityof-life of cancer patients and their families, and reducing the stress associated with treatment, by providing emotional support and financial assistance to

patients and their families who are battling ALL. For additional information, please contact Kathleen Hogan at (716) 984-1128 or email: kathleenmariehogan@yahoo. com.


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ANF Seeks Fall Photos


Allegheny National Forest Hosts Annual Photo Contest

BRADFORD, Pa. – Autumn is one of the most wonderful times of the year in McKean County and the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau wants to see it through your eyes. The Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, the official tourism promotion agency in McKean County, is sponsoring a photo contest for autumn photos that feature sites within McKean County. It may be a particular roadway, a hilltop or a cluster of trees on the street where you live. It could a “beauty” shot, a child jumping in a pile of leaves, wildlife, scenery or something you saw at a festival. Everyone has a special location to view the leaves and get photos each year. The ANFVB would like you to share those photos with the bureau. Photos submitted may be used in future promotional materials for the Allegheny National Forest region. “The fall season showcases Mother Nature’s work at its best,” said Linda Devlin, executive director of the ANFVB. “We are excited to see the area as viewed through the lenses of both visitors and residents.” The contest will be divided into two categories – amateur and professional. Anyone who has received payment for any photograph will be judged in the professional category. All photos submissions must be 8x10 with the photographer’s name and address plus the location the photo was taken on the back. Digital photos, which may accompany the printed photo, must have a resolution of 360 or above. Photos may be mailed to ANFVB, P.O. Box 371,

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The Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau, the official tourism promotion agency in McKean County, is sponsoring a photo contest for autumn photos that feature sites within McKean County. All entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15. Winners will be notified by Dec. 10.

Bradford, Pa. 16701. Digital photos may be submitted to First place winners in both the amateur and professional categories will receive a $100 prize. Second and third place winners will receive $50 each in each category. More than one entry may be submitted per person. A model release form must accompany all entries where the people in the photo can be clearly identified.

All entries submitted with a self-addressed envelope will be returned. Photos and their usage will become the property of the ANFVB. All entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15. Winners will be notified by Dec. 10. Winning photos will be displayed at the ANF Visitors Center, at the Old Post Office, 80 E. Corydon St. in Bradford with a credit to the photographer. For info, call 800-473-9370.

Fall Beauty Set to Peak Beginning of October One great way to see this canopy of color is to “Do 6” – meaning Route 6, the major west-east corridor in northern Pennsylvania. National Geographic Traveler named this roadway as “One of America’s Most Scenic Drives.” Meander through the rolling forestlands of Sheffield, Ludlow, Kane and Smethport as the terrain turns into increasingly rugged hills. Circling around the Allegheny Reservoir, with two distinct overlooks - Jakes Rocks and Rimrock - the Longhouse National Scenic Byway was named by Travel Savvy Magazine as one of the top six fall foliage drives in the United States. The Longhouse National Scenic Byway, is just north of the village of Kane, a 27-mile loop along Route 321 and Route 59, circling back to Kane. This byway also provides access to a variety of hiking

trails so those looking to connect with nature via a brisk fall walk can enjoy Rimrock Trail or the Morrison Trail loop. Picnic tables are also available at the Rimrock Overlook. While in Kane, be sure to stop at Jack’s Meat & Poultry on North Fraley Street to purchase some of the local fall harvest of apples, squash and pumpkins. Jack’s family recipes are used to make more than 17 varieties of sausage, including Swedish korv, apple, and Greek. This is a delightful stop and taste for “foodies.” Call ahead at 814-837-7321 to order Jack’s invention, a one-of-a-kind “griller” – chicken or pork stuffed with sausage and cheese and topped with bacon. The ArtWorks at the Depot, located in a restored railroad station, at the intersection of Route 66 & Route 6, SEE ‘SHOW’ PAGE 12

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Rock City Park Hosts Annual Event October 9-11

Olean NY-- Rock City Park is hosting their 3rd Annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show on October 9th, 10th and 11th at the historic Rock City Park in Olean. Rock enthusiasts will get the opportunity to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world at the 3rd annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend October 9th, 10th and 11th. Beginning Saturday, October

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Christmas in Ellicottville: Weekend after Thanksgiving MJ Brown of Tangled Twigs has helped pull a committee together that raised $5,000 to purchase LED lights that will decorate all of our trees on Main and Monroe Streets. Because of the longevity of these special lights, they will be left in the trees year-round with only the extension cord plug-in removed when not in use. Mayor Coolidge pointed out that there was no electric service on the poles beyond The Barn Restaurant. The large snowflakes that were purchased last year will also be put in place in time for this event. Again, the committee of the Merchants group encourages all retail shop owners to decorate the windows of their stores. Committee chair JoAnne Timkey of Ellicottville Oasis believes the window displays should be one of the main attractions for this busy weekend. New this year is the Stick-Horse Parade. There will be make your own stickhorse sessions and prizes awarded for most creative. Breakfast with Santa will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Kelly House Lodge; they are still debating on whether to hold the event Friday or not. The annual event will also provide carriage rides, singers, carolers, and pictures and fire truck rides with Santa.


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Note from the Ellicottville Historical Society: The Ellicottville Historical Society will meet Thursday October 7, 2010 at the Ellicottville Memorial Library on Maples Road. The guest speaker will be author, historian Betty Hackett. Mrs. Hackett will tell about growing up on Bryant Hill in the 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The meeting begins at 7:30, the public is welcome and refreshments will be served. This is the final meeting of the society for 2010. For information call Cathy Lacy at 945-5080

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Note from Fall Festival Committee: The Carnival has been moved this year to Washington Square. It will be held in the parking lot of the Coffee Culture Building.

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The current syndicated version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wheel of Fortuneâ&#x20AC;? is now in its 27th year, hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White. The original network program dates back to 1975 and featured various hosts. But while the show has been around a long time, it has never pointed the national spotlight at Holiday Valley until now. The Director of Marketing for Holiday Valley, Jane Eshbaugh, is excited about the opportunity. So are the people on Facebook, with comments like â&#x20AC;&#x153;super cool!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll mark my calendarâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;great job for getting on the map nationally.â&#x20AC;? Eshbaugh explains how arrangements were made: â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (Wheel of Fortune) contacted Ski Areas of New York, which is an association of ski resorts (not connected with any state government

tourism promotion).â&#x20AC;? They in turn relayed the message to its members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then it was up to us to come up with the priz and footage (of Holiday Valley). â&#x20AC;&#x153; Once the prize was submitted, Wheel of Fortune determined it to be appropriate, with a minimum value of $3,500. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They put it all together and sent us the broadcast date.â&#x20AC;? And whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the prize package? According to Eshbaugh, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoever wins it will come to Holiday Valley for a week at the Tamarack Club. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for two people with six nights of lodging in a onebedroom suite. It includes seven days and nights of ski lift tickets and rental equipment from our high performance shop. Plus thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a $50 gift certificate for John Harvardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brew House (the restaurant at Holiday Valley). Another $50 gift certificate is for the Spa and Falling Waters (in the Tamarack Club).â&#x20AC;? So the lucky contestant can just spin away to win a ski vacation. Ski vacation prizes have been

offered on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wheel of Fortuneâ&#x20AC;? before but usually in Colorado. Eshbaugh notes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;They thought it would be worthwhile to show people what skiing looks like in New York.â&#x20AC;? She believes other ski areas in the state may also be featured on the program. As for being excited, Eshbaugh says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a lot of exposure for the area. Wheel of Fortune is one of the highest rated and longest running TV shows. Our advertising budget gets us to Cleveland and Toronto, but this (the show) will be seen all over the country.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure how much local footage will actually make it to your television screen, noting that ten minutes of film will probably be edited down to fifteen seconds. She adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully this program will bring more exposure for Holiday Valley.â&#x20AC;? No one is saying anything about the winner. But as we go to press, Eshbaugh is certain that someone will win the prize. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to tune in and find out!



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Inside Business Track



Restaurant & Antique Shop

Dom’s Butcher Block: A Fresh Cut of Business Slated to Open Fall Fest BY DEAN WHITCOMB

28 years ago, Ken and Annette Auteri were newly weds and fresh out of college with an entire lifetime together ahead of them. Living in Bradford, Pennsylvania, they both held jobs as they began their lives together as a married couple and worked to build a family. Ken spent his early days holding an apprenticeship in the meat department of the Bradford Tops grocery store. He was originally splanning to take a job at the Case eCutlery Factory with his father, “Dom” Auteri, but said he chose f kthe apprenticeship because “hey, at 21 years old, you take the job that offers you more money.” , It’s sort of funny and ironic yhow it’s always those decisions othat seem to stick with you the elongest. That apprenticeship equickly turned into a full-time ymeat-cutting job for Ken, and ethen became a meat-specialist eposition. He would hold this rjob at the grocery store for some ttime until he was named Meat gDepartment Manager, which she would serve as for 15 years fand win regional accolades for eproduct quality and service. ,It was during his time in the omeat department that Ken and dAnnette set a goal together to mone day buy their very own ebutcher shop. At first they looked into k lpurchasing two small grocery gstores, but they quickly odecided against it due to a lack of profitability. So, they reevaluated their plan and pushed with a dream to open a classic style “Butcher Block,” and now it is merely weeks away from being a reality. “Dom’s Butcher Block,” as they’ve chosen to name the

business in honor or Ken’s Father, Dominc, is set to open it’s doors for Fall Festival weekend in Ellicottville (October 9th, 10th, 11th). As long-time Holiday Valley skiers and local business supporters, choosing a location was an easy decision Ellicottville, NY. Dom’s Butcher Block will offer choice cuts of beef, including certified Angus beef, pre-packaged organic beef, fresh fish, and fresh All-Natural Fed Chicken. They will also showcase a variety of sausages, smoked meats, beef sticks, jerky and will carry a full-line of Cuba Cheese products. Ken also stated that he hopes one day to offer smoked cheeses and even smoked fish. He stressed the differences in both product and service that “Dom’s Butcher Block,” will offer: “I want people to come in without being afraid to ask for a special cut (of meat). We’re here to serve the community and offer a satisfying, personalized service and product.” Auteri’s wife continued on Ken’s statement: “We want to show we have something for everyone,” Annette Auteri urged, “We’re even setting up online ordering and weekly special offers through our website,, so that visitors to Ellicottville can have our products ready and waiting for them in the coolers when they arrive.” Ken and Annette also discussed the possibility of using insulated bags to package product in so that visitors leaving Ellicottville can ensure the meat will keep through road trips. Dom’s Butcher Block is located at 38 Washington

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11-3 Dom’s Butcher Block will offer choice cuts of beef, including certified Angus beef, pre-packaged organic beef, fresh fish, and fresh All-Natural Fed Chicken. They will also showcase a variety of sausages, smoked meats, beef sticks, jerky and will carry a full-line of Cuba Cheese products. Ken also stated that he hopes one day to offer smoked cheeses and even smoked fish.

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Street, Suite 4, in Ellicottville. They will be reachable at 716699-MEAT and will begin by opening for seven days a week. Their hours will be Mon. through Thurs. from 9am-6pm, Fri. and Sat. from 9am-7pm and Sun. from 12-4. The Auteris extend their kindest thanks to Ellicottville for the hospitality and warmth it has shown in welcoming their business to the area. They are extremely excited to open their doors and reciprocate the kindness to the community.

Inside Business Track Eddy’s Restaurant: New Owners Serving One Full, Delicious Plate! BY DEAN WHITCOMB

Owning a business? Not enough. Okay, Owning a business and having 4 little girls under the age of 12? Nope, still not enough. Okay then, how about owning a business, having 4 little girls at home under age 12 and twin boys, and hand-raising birds, and covering all work shifts a manager must cover from open to close? Well, “enough” really isn’t the right word, now is it? How about miracle-worker? Steve and Jennifer Lee should be awarded medals. It is hectic enough to open a business - or even to take the reins on an existing one as they have with “Eddys’ Restaurant” – but to do all this while raising six children is an extensive task. Talk about teamwork. Wow. “The opportunity just fell in our laps,” Jennifer Lee said with a smile. “He (Steve) was working at Coffee Culture and we saw it was for sale so we just did it. It’s something he’s always wanted to do. Here we are, five weeks later and we’re absolutely loving it!” Steve Lee added on his wife’s remarks, “I’ve wanted to do this forever. Even when I was little I would bring my mom a menu that I had made listing food items so I could serve her breakfast in bed. I’m really happy about this.” The Lee’s revealed several changes they have made and will be making as they begin a new role in life together as business owners. However, the name “Eddy’s Restaurant,” will remain the same, at least for now, as it is a well-known name throughout Ellicottville, Salamanca and surrounding communities. Some changes they are implementing in the restaurant focus on Steve’s need to explore his culinary creativity.

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Steve and Jennifer Lee should be awarded medals. It is hectic enough to open a business - or even to take the reins on an existing one as they have with “Eddys’ Restaurant” – but to do all this while raising six children is an extensive task. Talk about teamwork. Wow. Some changes they are implementing in the restaurant focus on Steve’s need to explore his culinary creativity. Steve now mixes the business’ pizza dough from scratch on a daily basis. Eddy’s Restaurant now only offers real mashed potatoes in place of the boxed version. And they have switched the focus of the restaurant just slightly in order to showcase Eddy’s as more of a pizzeria to utilize the large double oven in the back.

Steve now mixes the business’ pizza dough from scratch on a daily basis. Eddy’s Restaurant now only offers real mashed potatoes in place of the boxed version. And they have switched the focus of the restaurant just slightly in order to showcase Eddy’s as more of a pizzeria to utilize the large double oven in the back. Waiters and waitresses may be called into service as the couple looks to transform the classic “counter ordering system,” into a highly requested and anticipated more service-orientated approach. The Lee’s also look to change the appearance of the inside of the business by adding a fresh-coat of paint to the interior dining room walls. These functional and physical changes, however, will be made following the




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Fall Festival weekend in Ellicottville. Oh! What about their children? They are avid participants in daily business conduct. It will be a common affair to see most, if not the entire, Lee family at Eddy’s Restaurant supporting one another. The oldest daughter, age 11, has even designed the logo for the company t-shirts that will be printed and sold on the premises. “She’s very artistic,” her mother (Jennifer) says gleaming, “and we’re very proud of her. She did a great job!” The restaurant is located at 4836 Route 219 in Great Valley, NY and open Mon. through Wed., and Sun. from 7am – 8pm, Thurs. and Sat. from 7am-9pm, and Fri. from 7am-10pm. Eddy’s Restaurant can also now be found on

Holiday Valley Additions to Fall Festival Weekend There will be a Special Events Committee meeting September 15th to review all aspects of the event and any changes that may be brought up. Holiday Valley has added new events to their line up including a chainsaw carver at the bottom of Mardi Gras to entertain people waiting to go to the top of the hill. At the top in addition to the music and foods offered, the Army is installing their climbing wall. The Tamarack Club will host a wine & cheese reception both days from 12pm-5pm. The Ski Swap will also take place along with live music and a shuttle will be running from the town’s center to the valley each day.


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~ The Villager ~ September 30 - October 6, 2010

Architectural Digest Slope-Side Efficiency STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOHN THOMAS As I’m sure you know we usually reserve this space for larger single-family homes. To write about a condo or town home in this space it needs to be pretty special. This one is. Parking in the in front of 6947 Springs Road this home looks like any other large residence. The upper story is for the family that owns the entire house, but it’s the lower section of the building that’s for sale.

I enter through the left hand door, and find myself a generous mudroom. There is a large closet and cubbies for stowing ski gear and a bench for getting out of your ski boots. Stepping through the living area door I find myself in a light filled dining room. The first thing I notice are a beautiful set of L-shaped windows that make up the corner of the dining room. The forest is just outside the windows and creates a moving and ever changing mural for the dining room with the fall

Stepping through the living area door I find myself in a light filled dining room. The first thing I notice are a beautiful set of L-shaped windows that make up the corner of the dining room. The forest is just outside the windows and creates a moving and ever changing mural for the dining room with the fall colored leaves. Out of the corner window I can see a run at HoliMont. Just off the dining room is the kitchen with black marble counters; they contrast nicely with the light pine cabinets. Overall the kitchen is efficient, spacious, well laid out, and there is plenty of storage space for every pot and pan you could ever hope to own.

colored leaves. Out of the corner window I can see a run at HoliMont. The dining room floor is white tile and the center under the dining table is painted to resemble an area carpet- a design of red and gray. It’s a charming touch that also makes for easy clean up. Just off the dining room is the kitchen with black marble counters; they contrast nicely with the light pine cabinets. There are oversized drawers below the counters, and in the corners are rotating storage cabinets. The kitchen features an electric stove with a microwave hood unit, a double sink, and dual ovens. Overall the kitchen is efficient, spacious, well laid out, and there is plenty of storage space for every pot and pan you could ever hope to own. As I walked towards the rest of the unit I was struck by the size of the place, the living room alone measures 24x15. No condo or townhouse ever aspired to these dimensions. Two steps bring me down into the living room that boasts a double bank of windows. They flood the room with light even on this rather overcast and dark day. The forest again is just steps off the windows and seems to almost pour into the living room. Opposite the windows is a big woodburning fireplace with a huge stone hearth, mantle, and convenient storage for firewood. The oak trim around the windows picks up the colors in the Berber carpet. The ceiling is a good 10 or 12 feet over my head and features a beautiful oak finished beam down the middle. At the far end of the hallway is the master bedroom. It’s a good size and features an over-sized closet. Although it does not offer a bath, there are two just down the hall; I’ll get there in a minute. Two large windows keep the room bright without turning on the lights.

To write about a condo or town home in this space it needs to be pretty special. This one is. I was struck by the size of the place, the living room alone measures 24x15. No condo or townhouse ever aspired to these dimensions. Two steps bring me down into the living room that boasts a double bank of windows. They flood the room with light even on this rather overcast and dark day. The forest again is just steps off the windows and seems to almost pour into the living room.

Adjacent to the mater bedroom is another bedroom; this one is equally large and also light-filled. Next to that is a bunkroom, currently set up to sleep four kids. Altogether the house will sleep eight people. Down the hall is the first of the two bathrooms. While not particularly large, it’s big enough to hold a shower unit as well as the usual sink and commode. But

the next bathroom is a bit of a surprise: almost as big as the kitchen it features a shower as well as a Jacuzzi tub and large vanity with an over-sized oval sink; I can see the adults enjoying a spa moment at the end of a days skiing. As I was getting ready to leave I was struck by how much the unit feels like a true house. There was no sense of that cramped condo feeling:


because, unlike most condos it’s not squeezed in-between two units, granting windows on each side of the house, and the general size of the place. Its just seconds from HoliMont, so it would make a roomy and efficient ski cabin. For more information on this townhouse contact Tina Dillon at ERA Vacation Properties 716-47405646 (direct).

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Are these a bunch of Wall Street fat cats? Although there may be a handful of those, the vast majority of the people who are going to feel the brunt of this tax increase are small business owners, the exact group we desperately need to extract us from this mess. Do you think small business owners are thinking about expanding their businesses right now? Not hardly, when they know if they are successful, they will have to cough up the fruits of their labors to Big Government. More importantly, it is exceedingly clear from all historical data that raising tax rates does not result in raising taxes on wealthy people. In fact, it has the opposite effect. Why? The highest tax bracket income earners, when compared with those people in lower tax brackets, are far more capable of changing their taxable income by hiring lawyers and accountants. They can change the location, timing, composition and volume of income to avoid taxation. If you find this hard to believe, think back to the news this past summer about Senator John Kerry. He bought a $7 million yacht in Rhode Island and harbored it there instead of Massachusetts, avoiding over $400,000 in state sales tax and an annual excise tax of $70,000. Folks, this guy is the senior senator of Massachusetts and ardent supporter of tax increases on the wealthy. I guess he is a proponent of the old saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” As famed economist Arthur Laffer stated in a recent op-ed article, “Higher tax rates on the rich create the very poverty and unemployment that is used to justify their presence. It is a vicious cycle that welltrained economists should know to avoid.” At times like these, it is sometimes important to remember the words of great leaders from the past: Tax reduction thus sets off a process that can bring gains for everyone, gains won by marshalling resources that would otherwise stand idle-workers without jobs and farm and factory capacity without markets. Yet many taxpayers seemed prepared to deny the nation the fruits of tax reduction because they question the financial soundness of reducing taxes when the federal budget is already in deficit. Let me make clear why, in today’s economy, fiscal prudence and responsibility call for tax reduction even if it temporarily enlarged the federal deficit-why

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What a crazy week. By crazy I mean “tie the sleeves together, strap the electrodes to my head and start feeding the entire country Thorazine” crazy. I could have written this column five different times about five different subjects this week. Lets see, we had Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert picking beans with migrant farm workers and appearing before Congress to testify about the experience. We had the Republicans (again) blocking the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” which effectively barred millions of Americans from serving their country. We were shown more delicious clips of Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell and, to the delight of my shriveled Liberal heart, we had Sarah (Momma Bear) Palin being booed on Dancing with the Stars. Have I mentioned that the entire country seems to be losing it’s mind? To quote Glenn Beck, “lets go.” The idea, alone, of Stephen Colbert appearing before Congress isn’t shocking

at all. It’s not even all that unusual. These are, after all, the same elected officials who, after running completely out of ideas, listened to Kevin Costner explain how he’d stop the oil from leaking into the gulf. What is, however, shocking is the reaction that followed Colbert’s appearance. Outrage! “How dare He?” Colbert, along with his “Rally for Reason” cohort, Jon Stewart, make a living skewering politicians and the lap dog media. Seems to me that this is just another example of the naivete of those very elected officials who we rely on to make informed decisions on our behalf. Did they really believe that he was going to play this straight? The best part, for me anyway, was the fact that it wasn’t until he was almost through that they realized they were being mocked. Shocking indeed. Christine O’Donnell. What more can I say? You, my dear, are a gift. You are the only candidate floating around the crazy sphere who makes pathetic Paladino look semi-sane. O’Donnell, in case you’ve been asleep in a cave, is the Delaware Tea Bag candidate trying to run from her past while running towards Washington. Before being a candidate she appears to have been the token crazy person on every talk show since the early nineties. She was a witch who made out on a Satanic alter. She believes evolution is a myth and, as proof, pointed out that monkeys aren’t still evolving into people. She has proof that scientists are cross breeding humans with mice creating a


breed of rodents with fully developed human brains and, if elected, she would make a certain act that everyone does illegal. Bill Mahar has twenty two episodes of her and promises to air another clip every week until she appears on his show. The troubling aspect of O’Donnell’s insanity is the fact that she’s a serious contender in the race. Why? This woman is obviously deeply disturbed. How can anyone take her seriously? As I may have mentioned, the entire country seems to be losing it’s mind. This seems to be the case with all Tea Bag candidates. It doesn’t seem to matter how crazy or pathetic they are as long as they claim to be outside the mainstream they are accepted as legitimate candidates by the wing-nuts. I for one, cant wait for the midterm elections. It looks like were going to replace all the idiots and do-nothings in DC with lunatics and sociopaths. Should make for some interesting columns. That’s just a sampling from the marrow of this weeks funny bone. Every day another tasty tidbit from the asylums cafeteria pops up on the menu. The dessert menu has Momma Bear being booed on the set of Dancing With the Stars while Baby Bear does the Quick Step dressed like a stripper. Make it stop! My system cant take anymore. My brains going into stupidity overload. I dream of weeks like these and anxiously await another. Until then, I guess, it’s back to reality or whatever passes for reality these days.

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Leaves CONT. FROM COVER you will not want to miss this weekend, because a new element was added to this year’s festivities. “We try to add a new element each year so we can continue growing,” said Ciji Riley, services coordinator at the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce. New to the festival this year is an “Outdoors & Sportsman Show,” which will be held throughout the entire weekend. “We’re going to have ATV’s, snowmobiles, motorcycles, fishing supplies, hunting gear and archery,” Riley said. Amusement rides and games for not just children, but adults too, will be open throughout the entire weekend, Riley said. “Morton’s Pony Rides & Petting Zoo,” delicious concessions, live entertainment and many arts and craft vendors will be at the

Fall Fest CONT. FROM COVER Bike Races, Chairlift Rides to the top of Mardi Gras with Live Entertainment and a Mountain Top Cookout featuring hotdogs, sausages, beer and cider. Chairlift rides are $2/person with monies being donated to various charities around Ellicottville. New this year is a chain-carving artists to entertain you while you wait in line to get on the lift, and at the top of the hill the Army is supplying their climbing wall so you can take in the breathtaking views from heights never-before seen.

Planning CONT. FROM COVER possibility of plowed snow and/ or a parked car occupying a parking space or a turn-around. After examination of the plans for several minutes, one board member suggested that by reducing the size of a green belt in the parking lot and allowing for a 24-foot turning radius the plan would be more safe. Mr. Eshbaugh made a brief statement to the board reminding them the rural nature of our area is one of the things we all love about it, and admonished the board to bear that in mind when considering approval of large developments. A motion was made to accept the plans with the changes requested by the board. The motion passed. 219 COMMERCIAL ZONING Michael Pufpaff made a presentation of behalf of Robert Obenauer who is requesting a change in the land use designation shown in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan for his property located at the intersection of Lindberg Road and Route 219. In a revision to the Comprehensive Plan adopted by the Town Board in 2009 the area had been changed from general commercial to a combination of low density housing and conservation. Mr. Obenauer is requesting that the Planning Board recommend the Town Board change the zoning back to general commercial as originally stated in the first Comprehensive plan adopted by the Planning Board back in 1990 and in its first revision in 2006. (The Planning Board, during the process of adopting the Comprehensive Plan makes recommendations to

Hype CONT. FROM PAGE 10 reducing taxes is the best way open to us to increase revenues. —President John F. Kennedy Does Mr. Obama or the goons he had brought with him have any real understanding of what drives economic activity? Or is this just a prelude of their real agenda? When their ill-guided acts don’t stimulate the economy, stay tuned for even more government intervention and control of the markets. Folks, this is nothing short of an all out attack on capitalism, which has been the source of our prosperity since the beginning of our country. It is what sustained us through 234 years of freedom,

festival each day, too. Don’t miss out on the chance to listen to acts like The Kokomo Time Band, Oliverio, Stan Grochowina and The Leftovers! As always, there are exciting contests in which everyone can participate: bed races, hotdog eating, hula hooping, and, of course, the combined hotdog eating and hula hooping contest (hula dog). Registration is on Saturday at a table in the park, Riley said. The hotdog eating and hula-hoop contests are scheduled to begin a 1 p.m.; bed races are scheduled for 2 p.m-3 p.m. You won’t want to miss the 5K walk/run and delicious pancake breakfast, before festivities begin on Saturday. The 5K walk/ run, sponsored by ACHIEVE, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The pancake breakfast, hosted by UCMC, will run from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. As the festivities begin on Saturday morning, stop by the 3-on-3 Senior Basketball Tournament at the Salamanca

High School Gymnasium at 11 o’clock. Also, check out “Cattaraugus County’s Got Talent” in the high school’s auditorium at 3 p.m. Those interested will also have the opportunity to meet the Falling Leaves Queen and Pow Wow Princess at a “meet and greet” at 1 p.m. on Saturday. “The ‘Grande Parade’ is set to go,” Riley said. The parade, featuring the Falling Leaves Queen and Pow Wow Princess, will be on Main Street this year and begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Look out for the marching bands, local law enforcement, the Mayor, National Guard units, radio personalities and more! “This year is the 33rd year with this festival and the results speak for itself,” Riley said. “For thirty-three years we have been doing this and it continues to grow and attract not only locals but visitors too.” Everyone is welcomed and there’s definitely enough for everyone to go home pleased!

Music at the top of the hill from 12-4pm will be the the Tommy Z Band on Saturday and 10 Delaware on Sunday. There will also be music at the Cabana Bar from 3:30-7:30pm at Holiday Valley both days with The Strangers on Saturday and the Scott Celani Band on Sunday. The Annual 5K Running Race starts at 10 AM on Saturday, with registration at 9 AM at the Clubhouse Chalet. The course starts down Holiday Valley Road to 219 south, loops around the Ellicottville school and back to Holiday Valley. Beware of the killer hill to the finish! The Annual Mountain Bike Race starts at 10 AM on Sunday, with registration at 8:30 AM at

the Training Center. The 5-mile route goes up (and up and up) the work road to the top of Holiday Valley then the single track begins across the top of the resort and down through the woods. It is a very challenging course and you can choose from 4 different divisions-which range from one to 4 laps. Both events are sponsored by and proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Foundation. For complete information on the races Holiday Valley is offering to round out your Fall Festival experience, log on to To pre-register for the races, log on to

the Town Board, but it is the Town Board that established the actual proposed land use of the land areas in the Town, and in 2009 they designated the 219 /Lindberg Road area as conservation). Mr. Pufpaff presented a long document compiled by Mr. Obenauer to support his proposal for the Comprehensive Plan change recommendation. Before discussion began a letter from an area resident was read into the minutes admonishing the board that it is improper to make a change of this nature that benefits only a single resident. Mr. Pufpaff, in stating the arguments for making the change, pointed out that several people purchased property in the Lindberg Road area under the original general commercial designation. They had been planning to develop the area commercially and that when the Comprehensive Plan was changed in 2009, they had to put their plans on hold. The documents submitted included several letters from area property owners all stating that with the change back to general commercial they could move forward with plans they had made for their properties. Mr. Obenauer pointed out much of the zoning along Lindberg Road would remain low density housing so the change on the corner at 219 would not make much difference. He further pointed out that allowing development at the corner would bring increased property tax income and potential sales tax revenues. KUHN ROAD PROPERTY SUBDIVIDED AMONG 6 HEIRS The board moved on to discuss the minor subdivision at Kuhn Road. Apparently there are six heirs to the property, and they wanted to divide the property

into six parcels. They had submitted plans to show how the property will be divided. Mark Alianello read off a series of several questions the board must consider when deciding to approve a development. The board members all agreed that the plan was in alignment with the considerations. The plan was approved. STARLIGHT VILLAGE Starlight Village again came up for discussion. Cattaraugus County indeed had been admonished by the court to return the property to the original owners. The owners have reported that they had completed the process to place a single owners name on the deeds. They are now moving forward with the permitting process to begin development. Motion Made to Recommend ZONING CHANGE There was some time left in the evening and the board decided to move the discussion back to the Comprehensive Plan changes. One board member stated that he still felt the 219/ Lindberg Road corner was not safe enough for commercial development. Another member stated that she didn’t like making changes in a plan that had taken two years to develop. Another member said he didn’t see what difference the change would make to the property owners since they could still develop their properties by applying for a variance. Nevertheless a motion was made to recommend to the town board that they change the Comprehensive Plan Map for the area back to general commercial as designated in the original comprehensive plan adopted in 1990 and readopted in 2006. The motion passed on a four to one vote. With that the meeting was adjourned.

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Ballard Named to Director Jill Ballard, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Pitt-Brad BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has named Jill Ballard as its new executive director of institutional advancement and managing director of the Bradford Educational Foundation. Ballard comes to PittBradford from the Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College Foundation, where she had been the director of development for six years, overseeing the foundation’s capital campaign and annual fund, among other duties. Prior to that, she served as the director of scholarships and endowments for St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., where she had also been the associate director of annual giving. Ballard began her position Sept. 13 and reports to PittBradford’s president, Dr.

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During the investigation it was discovered that the suspect had taken about 130 pumpkins valued at approximately $1300.00. While deputies were searching the exterior of the property to locate the rest pumpkins, a large marijuana plant was located growing in the garden. Suspect was arrested and arraigned in Carrolton Town Court.

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in Kane, is open on the weekends during the fall foliage season. This artisan co-op features a collection of quality collectables, including watercolors by Dennis Driscoll and hand-crafted bowls crafted from the “heart” of the local black cherry hardwoods. Stop at the Allegheny Cellars Winery in Sheffield, the Winery at Wilcox or in Kane, Flickerwood Wine Cellars & Lounge to wet your whistle with some awardwinning wine. Wine tasting at the Flickerwood Wine Cellars includes six samples of wines along with a complimentary wine glass. A nice side trip off Route 6 is the Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway which leads to the

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Kinzua Bridge State Park, one of the top leaf-viewing locations in McKean County. The Kinzua Viaduct, once the highest railroad bridge in the world, was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003. The Viaduct is being reborn as the Kinzua Sky Walk, which will include an overlook with a partial glass floor so visitors can look at the vast Kinzua Gorge as well as peer down into the deep valley. Entrance to the park is free and there are a picnic area, hiking trail and scenic overlook for visitors to enjoy. For those who want see a little of the grandeur of days long ago, take time to do the Mansion District Tour in Smethport, a self-guided walking tour that offers visitors a chance to see the beautiful homes of McKean County’s most prominent residents built during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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The Classifieds Page REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Ellicottville, SunUp Holiday Park, Mobile Home For Sale: A super short walk to town from this 3-BR unit with 2 bathrooms, laundry, all appliances, furnished, large deck. Affordable & hugely convenient. $69,000. Sandra or Will, 716-699-6910 or 905-737-2021 or e-mail For Sale: Double-Type Wide Trailer, newly updated. 4.4 Acres, 1 Mile from Downtown East Otto. Asking $43,500. Call 716-945-0421 for more information. Land For Sale: 22 Acres, 8 Minutes from Holiday Valley. Call 716-648-1366. Ski Chalet for sale in Great Valley, NY. 2800 Sq Ft home with 2 Fully Serviced Lots in Bonn Way Sub Division. Visit online at

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Full/Part Time: Skiers/Snowboarders, Dekdebruns Ski Shop is currently hiring full/part time sales people and shop technicians. Send a resume to Po Box 570 or apply in person at 20 Washington St, Ellicottville. Help Wanted: Exp. Evening line cook, FT, PT, Also, Bussers for all shifts. Please call Jim @(716)699-5330 or Stop in at Dina’s -15 Washington Street, Ellicottville.


Notice of Formation of DOM’S BUTCHER BLOCK, LLC. Articles of Organization Walk to village! 4BR, 2BA renovated home for sale on quiet street. New hot tub, newer filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on August 12, 2010. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Principal office of LLC: 38 Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York 14731. kitchen appliances, fully furnished. Move right in! $199,500. Call 216-470-6987. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC at its principal office. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful act or activity.


Notice of Filing of Articles of Organization of MAGNOLIA WHOLESALE, LLC. Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA Name: Magnolia Wholesale, LLC (the “LLC”). Date Filed: August 19, 2010. County of Vacation Properties. Visit our website at for virtual tours of our Office: Cattaraugus. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which process shall be mailed properties, or call 716-699-4800. and the street address of the principal business location is c/o the LLC, 35 South Avenue, Salamanca, New York 14779. Purpose: Any lawful business not statutorily prohibited. SEASONAL & FESTIVAL RENTALS - 2 & 3 bdrm, fully furnished, in the Village email - Phone - (905) 651-3342 or (905) 357-9163 Notice of Formation of COUNTYLINE COURT, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent - Olean, NY. Clean, quality and well maintained. Furnished with the SSNY on 09/10/2010. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY has been desigor unfurnished. Utilities included. No Pets. Email or 716-372-3169. nated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Paul & Michelle King, 3707 Roszyk Hill Rd., Machias, NY 14101. Purpose: Any Seasonal Rental - 3 Br - 2 sets of bunks in 1 Br - sleeps 10. All Appliances. Beautiful Lawful Purpose. views from 3 decks. On 2.6 acres. Right across from where Holimont’s new Main Chalet will be. $8,500 + utils. 1-416-226-0735. Notice of formation of DON’S TAVERN OF OLEAN, Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on Room for rent: large house 4miles out of town, use of laundry, kitchen etc . $400 inclusive 09/15/2010. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent Please call 716.704.6355” of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any FOR RENT: 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apt, full kitchen, 2 parking spaces, newly renovated, new such process served to: The LLC, 516 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any carpet, paint $599 monthly / $2,300 for ski season. Please call 216-401-7060 or email: hatch- lawful act. Notice of Formation of SCHWAB AGGREGRATES, LLC. Articles of Organization FOR RENT: 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apt, full kitchen, 1 parking space, newly renovated, new filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/28/10. Office Location: Catcarpet, paint $499 monthly / $1,900 for ski season. Please call 216-401-7060 or email: hatch- taraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 10090 Pigeon Hill Road, Delevan, NY FOR RENT: 1 bedroom 1 bathroom effinciency, 1 parking spaces,newly renovated, new car- 14042. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLC’s may be formed under the New York LLC Law. pet, paint $399 monthly / $1,100 for ski season. Please call 216-401-7060 or email:

Seasonal Rental: Cozy, new, one bedroom studio apartment. On quiet street. Walk to village. Includes parking, cable TV, full kitchen, queen bed, pull-out couch. Available December / April TBA. $2900 plus utilities. No smoking/pets. Call 699 4999 or 416 234 0414 (leave message). Condo in Boca Raton, FL For Rent: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, non-smoker, fully-furnished. Pool, unlimited golf and electric included. $1300/mo - 3 Month Minimum. Please call 716-6992072. Seasonal Rental: Newly furnished 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, loft style apt. Includes utilities. 5 Miles from village and slopes! No smoking or pets. $2000/month, 4 month minimum Please call: 814-558-1745 Ski Season Rental. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apt. 1 Block from downtown. $5,000.00 Including Utilities. Call 716-699-2734.

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Looking for Crafters/Vendors for the 2010 Holiday Bazaar at The United Church of Ellicottville, Ellicottville, NY for Saturday, December 4th, times TBD. Please leave a message at (716) 699-4003. One table per vendor please $25 for 8’ table. No baked goods, please, the church provides a bake sale as part of the fundraiser. Players Wanted. Badminton Players Wanted: Join our group from 2-3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the 1887 Building. Free play, call Jack or Linda to sign up (716) 699-6657. No experience necessary.


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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 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am Little Valley United Methodist Church, 109 Court Street, Little Valley, 938-6150 Sunday School 9:15am all ages, Worship 10:30am Solomon’s Porch Ministries, 7705 Toad Hollow Road, Mansfield, 257-3040 or 257-9138 Sunday 10:00am, Tuesday-Sunday 7:00pm

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; stop by our office at 39 Mill Street, or call 716-699-2058. Payment must accompany all classified ads. Deadline for all classifieds: Monday at 4pm.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2 W. Washington Street, Ellicottville Saturday 5:00pm with Communion

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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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PUBLIC NOTICES ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Pursuant to Section 7-728 of the NYS Village Law, a public hearing before the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 5:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York to consider: Zoning Board of Appeal Application No. ZBA2010-07. An application by Lynne Riddell Young (owner) of 10 East Washington Street for an Area Variance of the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) requirement for platted lots in the Village of Ellicottville as established for the Village Residential (VR) zoning district as defined by Section 3A.2.C.6 of the Village Zoning Local Law of 2009. The purpose for this Area Variance request is to allow for the construction of a new addition/attached garage adjacent to the rear of the existing residential structure located at 10 East Washington Street. The proposed addition/attached garage would bring the overall FAR of the property to 24 percent, with the FAR for the Zoning District requirement being a maximum of 20 percent. Application materials are available for review from the Village of Ellicottville Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer at the Department of Public Works Building, 9 Mill Street from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., weekdays. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear all interested persons with regard to this application at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior to the hearing. Mary J. Klahn, Village Clerk.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6360 Route 242 East, E’ville, 699-2265 Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 10:30am

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2 6 3 9

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square within the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 9-box square. Working with the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Good luck!

Last Week’s Puzzle: 4 7 2 8 5 3 6 1 9

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~ The Villager ~ September 30 - October 6, 2010




Finger Lakes Distilling Tasting Dinner at Silver Fox Last Fri.

National Alpaca Farm Days: 6 Local Farms Participated

Photos, Gary Kinn

Anneen Barrera’s Nicaraguan Education Project Fundraiser

Once again The Birdwalk played host to a fundraiser for Anneen Barrera’s ongoing education project in Nicaragua. About one hundred people enjoyed Birdwalk pizzas, pot-luck hors d’oeuvres, and sandwiches. A Chinese auction featured gift baskets, bottles of wine and a family portrait donated by a local photographer. People also enjoyed a Power Point presentation of photos taken by Anneen and Lucie Olson while working with the schools in Nicaragua. Each year Anneen and other volunteers spend several months working with schools in Nicaragua providing much needed textbooks and supplies, as well as high school and college scholarships. The fundraiser was considered a success thanks to the organizational skills of Judy Brown. -John Thomas

Ellicottville Central School Homecoming, Sat. Sept. 25

Ellicottville’s Weekly Newspaper Online:

The Villager - Ellicottville Edition, Vol. 5 Issue 39 September 29-October 6, 2010  

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