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Empire State Winter Games

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Holiday Valley Freestyle Team Members to Compete This Weekend By Fran Knab & Alexa Dash

Every Monday, 7-10pm BLUE MULE BAND

The Empire State Winter Games will be held this weekend in Lake Placid, NY. The Games are a multi-sport event for amateur athletes, patterned after the Olympic program. Our very own Holiday Valley snowboard team members: Alexa Dash, Carly Harrington, Robbie Knab, Joe Rank, Erik Doyle, and James Wangelin have qualified and are competing in the first ever Snowboarder Cross competition at Whiteface, Lake Placid led by coaches Ron Harrington, Joe Rank and James Wangelin. The Empire State Winter Games are one of the largest competitions of its kind in the nation. All athletes must be residents of the State of New York, and in the categories of Skier Cross and Snowboard Cross, events are based on the motorbike discipline of motocross. These are timed racing events considered part of freestyle skiing because they include terrain features traditionally found in freestyle skiing. 
 Competitors race down a course which is built with both naturally occurring terrain and artificial features like jumps, rollers and banks. Competitors are not allowed to pull or push each other and any intentional contact to the other competitors is penalized Pictured are the qualifiers from Holiday Valley Resort’s Freestyle Team that are traveling to Whiteface

Every Thursday, 7-11pm KUK & FREDDIE

Penguin Paddle This Saturday At Holiday Valley Resort

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 Friday, Feb. 19th, 7-11pm THE STEVIE PROJECT A Smokin’ Blues Band in the style of the great “Stevie” Ray Vaughan. Saturday, Feb. 20th, 5-9pm ONLY HUMEN Classic & Modern Rock from the 50’s through 2000’s & beyond. GET HUMENIZED!

26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990 Friday, Feb. 19th, 9:30pm JOKER’S WILD

Saturday, Feb. 20th, 9:30pm VICTIMS OF FATE Every Monday, 10pm MONDO MONDAYS With Jack Darvaset

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Every Thursday Night PARTY SQUAD Every Sunday Night KARAOKE With Bluesman Ferris

this weekend to compete in the Empire State Winter Games. Back row, left to right: Alexa Dash, James Wangelin, Joe Rank and Carly Harrington. Front row: Eric Doyle and Robbie Knab. Photo/Bob Knab

Proceeds to Benefit the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program; Come Out and Show Off Your Best Slides!

This Saturday, Holiday Valley will play host to the one-day Penguin Paddle event, one of the resort’s most popular fundraisers featuring “penguins” from far and wide donning black garbage bags and sliding down Yodeler slope “penguin style” on their bellies. Proceeds from the event benefit Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program for the physically and mentally challenged. “Penguin sliders” donate a dollar for the opportunity to put on their best slide moves. The day also features a food tent, silent auction and raffles. Prizes include a 2010-‘11 Holiday Valley Combo Season’s Pass, a $500 travel certificate on Southwest Airlines, and a pair of Shaped Skis. You can also show your support by buying a Penguin Paddle 2010 button for $1. All proceeds go toward purchasing new equipment for the program’s students, repairs to equipment and certification for instructors. Registration for the Paddle will run from 9am-1pm at the base of Yodeler, with the races to start at 1:30pm. Come out and enjoy the day while contributing to one of the premier Adaptive Ski Programs in the east! It’s through everyone that the Lounsbury Program is so successful. To learn more about this weekend’s Penguin Paddle, visit www.holidayvalley.com

HoliMont Expansion Coming Along

Developers Hope to Begin Construction of Sewer, Water and Roads Into the New Properties in the Spring of 2011 Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500 Coming March 13th, 8pm LOUIE ANDERSON Comedian Coming March 27th, 8pm EDDIE MONEY Rock ‘n Roll Legend Tickets to either performance start at $20 and are available at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster.com and all Tickemaster locations.

By Nicholas Pircio WPIG 95.7 FM The forecast for the HoliMont expansion project calls for smooth skiing ahead be it summer or winter. Plans to develop new condominiums and single-family homes seem to be on target, according to all parties. Those involved in the planning agree the expansion will benefit the local economy.

Sneak Peek In This Issue . . .

Ellicottville Inn Condos Now On the Market ... page 8

Downtown Ellicottville has just opened its doors to a new type of living for a few select families who are going to be able to enjoy the close proximity of the slopes as well as have all of the village’s quaint shops and restaurants in their front yard.

The main reason for the expansion is that HoliMont needs to improve its infrastructure, according to General Manager David Riley. Simply put, they need more space. “We were very tight on parking” and require more space “to support our members and our guests.” Riley said the most logical place to expand is the Canfield area in the Town of Mansfield. Parking there could accommodate four hundred more cars.

As for the current status of the construction, Riley said, “We’re still finalizing the permitting.” The property is largely trees and hills. “We are through the SEQR (environmental review) process. We have approval through the Village and Town of Ellicottville to extend the sewer and water district into the Town of Mansfield land that we own.” HoliMont is finishing its agreement with Mansfield for that purpose. “We

are finalizing final (engineering) approval, which is the last leg of approvals required before we can put properties up for sale.” Single family home lots and perhaps condominiums could be put up for sale shortly after the final engineering process concludes in the fall of 2010. The entire project calls for 94 singlefamily homes and 72 condominium See CANFIELD page 11

Relay For Life Kickoff

ACS Invites Ellicottville Community to Informational Meeting Next Wednesday at ECS The American Cancer Society invites the local community to celebrate and learn more about Relay For Life during a “Relay For Life Kickoff Celebration” scheduled for next Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the Multi-Purpose Room at Ellicottville Central School beginning at 6pm. Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminary candles around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as remembering those lost to the disease. It is an opportunity to help the American Cancer Society See RELAY page 11

The American Cancer Society encourages everyone to attend the Relay For Life Kickoff next Wednesday to find out more about the Relay for Life event in Ellicottville. The actual event is scheduled for June 5, 2010 at Ellicottville Central School from noon-midnight.

PENGUIN PADDLE: February 20 ~ Base of Yodeler, Holiday Valley Resort, 11am-3pm


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Oui! It’s safe to say Ellicottville was in full swing this past weekend and continues to be a very active destination during one of our busiest winter stretches – President’s Week. Seems like everyone who ever thought of coming to our village

has been here this week, taking advantage of the midwinter break. From the ski slopes to the shops and restaurants, the influx of visitors has given us a real shot in the economic arm. Witnessing all this action is a welcome and gratifying sight. I like to call this phenomenon the “Energy of Ellicottville” you can sense the enthusiasm and momentum building from all the happy people out cruising around town. The very essence of the energy is the liveliness of the people who are spending time here. For whatever reason skiing, shopping, or socializing – these folks have chosen to come here and spend their precious free time and money in pursuit of memories and good fun. The energy is self endorsing – family

members, young and old alike – will always remember the great times they had “that week in E’ville” and will anticipate future visits with great partiality. Small children who get the Ellicottville experience now will come back as adults. They also will invest in this community, as their predecessors did before them, making us continually stronger and viable. So, dear readers – if you picked up a copy of The Villager while you’re here on vacation – thank you and welcome to the best little ski village you’ve ever been to! And if you’re one of our regular readers - thank you, too and know you’re contributions are always appreciated as well. Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer

Ellicottville Storefronts: Yesterday and Today

E’VILLE - The Ellicottville Historical Society is preparing a new exhibit for the museum that will highlight storefronts “yesterday, today and in between.” We are looking for photographs of the following businesses: Emke’s Red and White, Jackson Plumbing, Burrell Cutlery, the Sugar Bowl, Winship’s Drug Store, Brook’s Meat Market, and Morlock’s Bakery. We would welcome any other photos or memorabilia of local businesses. Please contact Cathy Lacy at 716-945 5080.

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Last Saturday’s Boarding For Breast Cancer event at Holiday Valley was a great success. Many thanks go out to the organizers, sponsors and everyone who helped to contribute to a great cause. Photo/Bob Knab (See more photos on this week’s Photo Page.)

I wanted to take a moment to personally recognize and thank a long list of people who helped make the Boarding For Breast Cancer event last Saturday at Holiday Valley Resort an overwhelming success. With over $11,000 raised, we had an amazing group effort on our hands. The staff and administration at Holiday Valley and Center Plate provided a dynamic and resourceful support group for this event, with every department of our operation contributing to the success of the event. In the big picture, this is all part of the fabric of the Ellicottville community, which hands down is extraordinary at this sort of thing. In no particular rambling order, we simply must thank local businesses The Boardroom, Mud Sweat N’ Gears, The City Garage, Dekdebruns, and Suburban Blend for their

product and demo support at the event. Special thanks to Lynn Dubey for her handcrafted gift baskets which made great raffle prizes, Mike Trainor and family for opening their hearts (and kitchen) to donate pink ribbon cookies for the reception, Sally Zerfas for her crocheted pink ribbon beanies, and all the store owners who lent window space to hang promotional posters for the event. We set out with a goal of raising $10,000, and within a week of announcing this, we were blessed with a $5,000 sponsorship from Dr Vivian Lindfield MD of Western New York Breast Health. This was secured by our shining star Colleen Collins, who year after year amazes us with her drive and passion for this event. Holiday Valley Realty Co., Inc came through with a $1,000 sponsorship, followed by Joany and crew raising a ton

of extra money through raffles at The Barn Restaurant for a HUGE basket most people could have lived off of for weeks. Last but not least, the Ellicottville Brewing Company signed on as a friend of the event, with both a financial contribution and a few gift cards as raffle prizes. Funds raised benefit the Boarding for Breast Cancer outreach programs that promote early detection and active lifestyle to young people. A portion will also benefit the Buffalo Division of the Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days. In closing: thank you all again. We can only hope to evolve and grow this event for years to come, and we hope that you will all be with us to share in this amazing event, for a great cause. Next year’s goal: $15,000! Pat Morgan Holiday Valley Resort

Thank You For a Wonderful Birthday Celebration!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped with my birthday party on Sunday, January 31, 2010. I really enjoyed seeing and visiting with so many of my friends and relatives. Thank you for all the wonderful cards and well wishes. Love, Francis Morton

Upcoming in Ellicottville

Saturday, Feb. 20: Penguin Paddle at Holiday Valley, 11am-3pm at the base of Yodeler – fundraiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program features huge cookout, auction and the Penguin Slide.

Located on the slopes of Holiday Valley inside the new Tamarack Club Hours 11:00am - 1:00am

Sunday, Feb. 21: Mogul X – a fun mogul competition on Holiday Valley’s Morningstar slope for kids age 12 and under. $5 registration, helmet and parent’s signature required. Friday, Feb. 26: Telestock Telemark Day at Holiday Valley, 9am-3pm – join the folks from City Garage and try their free tele demos and tips, fun race and cookout. / Ladies Day at HoliMont. Sunday, Feb. 27: Salomon Jib Academy at Holiday Valley, 9am-3pm in the 42/78 Park on Foxfire – North America’s top Amateur Freeride Ski Tour. Clinic and contest for skiers age 16 and under (free to enter). Helmet and parent signature required. T-shirt giveaway, autograph signing and more!

Ellicottville Memorial Library Events

Book Sale – Don’t miss out on great bargain books! Our book sale will run for another few weeks. Fill a bag and make a donation to help support the library. Wednesdays: Growing with Music Class, 10-11am – a music and movement class for pre-school age children designed to facilitate developmental skills through the magic of music. Children play various rhythm instruments, use their imagination and sing old-time favorites while sharing special moments with a parent. For more info call Terri Steinbar at 257-9619. / Story Time, 11:15am.

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2nd Wednesdays of the Month: Book Club meets, 1:30pm. The March 10 meeting will discuss “My Anotnia” by Willa Cather. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more details.

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Thursdays: Hatha Yoga Class for Beginners, 8:30-9:45am with Laura Solly, $10 per class. Thursdays, Feb. 18 & 25: Observing the Night Sky, 7-8:30pm – learn to find your way around the night sky using a planisphere and star charts. Call the library at 699-2842 for more info or to register.

ICE FISHING DERBY: February 20 ~ Case Lake, Franklinville, 8am


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HoliMont’s Phoenix Adaptive Ski Program was the recipient of a $10,000 check donated from the proceeds of the HOLIFARE Cookbook sales. The check was presented to the Phoenix program last Saturday during the program’s 6th annual International Adaptive Ski Race at HoliMont. Members of the cookbook committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support! Pictured left to right: Phoenix program participant, Program Director Chuck Richardson, HoliMont member and HOLIFARE Co-Chairman Dennis Bell, Art Contributor Marcy Hazard, HOLIFARE CoChairman Peter Sullivan, and Event Chairman Sheryl Green. Photo/Evan Evans

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FREE Parafin Dip Organizers of last weekend’s “Have a Heart for the Children and Animals of Haiti” fundraiser in Ellicottville experienced an overwhelming success. The benefit collected over $4,600! All of the funds will be applied towards Haiti disaster relief and will be dispersed by UNICEF. A big thank you to everyone who volunteered (you know who you are) and especially to all the surrounding community members who donated to the cause and offered their blessings. Those who still wish to donate can mail checks (payable to UNICEF, memo: Have a Heart for the Children of Haiti) to the Village of Ellicottville, Attn: Mary Klahn, PO Box 475, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Photos/Gary Kinn

Art On Display

Elementary Students Hang Artwork at the Ellicottville Library

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E’VILLE - The gallery area of the Ellicottville Memorial Library once again has ECS student artwork on display. The elementary students made a variety of masks, snowman pictures and miniature penguin statues. A special thanks to Lillian Lechner, the elementary art teacher, for selecting these beautiful pieces for us to display. Elsa Woodarek is pictured above holding her penguin along with her brother, Walter.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for ECS Student

Monica Rubeck, a student at Ellicottville Central School, has been selected as a “People To People Student Ambassador” for 2010. This highly recognized title provides Monica with the opportunity to travel to Australia with the organization this coming summer to represent the United States. In an effort to raise funds to help cover the cost of her travel expenses, a Spaghetti Dinner is planned for Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Little Valley Fire Hall from 3-5pm. Cost per dinner is $7 per person or $20 for a family of four, $4 for children ages 4-12, and free for 3 years and under. The event will also feature a Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings. Published Every Thursday / AD DEADLINE: Mondays at 4pm Publisher Jeanine Zimmer

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Director Brenda Perks

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The Villager is a free weekly publication serving Ellicottville and surrounding communities, compliments of our advertisers. The views expressed within the publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher or of the advertisers. The contents of The Villager cannot be reproduced without written consent from the Publisher. This includes, but is not limited to, articles, photographs, artwork and ad design. Comments and story ideas may be submitted to: publisher@ artefaktmagazine.com or PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731. The Villager is a Zimmer Media Publication.

Layout / Design Brenda Perks, Jeanine Zimmer Photographers Gary Kinn, Bob Knab, Jeanine Zimmer Advertising Sales Ian Biggs ianvillager@gmail.com

Distributors Vince Worster, Ben Franklin (aka JL Little)

SNOWSHOE BLITZ: February 20 ~ Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, 9am-4pm


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COME EXPERIENCE WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW YOU WERE MISSING!

Playing music for no reason whatsoever other than to have fun w/ band Slap & Tickle

Our Town: Ellicottville Promotional Video Can Be Viewed at www.thinkbright.org

Mondo Mondays w/Rev. Jack Darvaset

Victims of Fate

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Candice Clark, Owner - Purveyor of Wines

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Mon - Thurs 10 am - 7 pm Fri & Sat 10 am - 9 pm Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Monday ... Closed Tuesday ... Noon - 9pm Wednesday ... Noon - 9pm Thursday ... Noon - 9pm Friday ... Noon - 10pm Saturday ... Noon - 10pm Sunday ... Noon - 8pm Snowmobilers Welcome! Bring Your Sleds & Trailers and Ride the Park!

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In early 2006 a group of local volunteers from Ellicottville produced an hour-long program about Ellicottville for a television series called “Our Town” that aired on WNED in both Buffalo and Toronto on March 9, 2006. The video has again been receiving airtime again on www.THINKBRIGHT.org, an educational website tied in with the public broadcasting stations throughout New York State. Log on and check it out! Photo/Craig Melvin

Where Are We?

Search Ellicottville: Utilizing the Web for Travel Destination

Have you ever wondered how people find Ellicottville? To everyone who has the luxury of spending time or living in this quaint village of ours, you may wonder, “How could someone possibly exist who doesn’t know where Ellicottville is?” Well, I know it is hard to believe but there are people out there who really don’t know how to get to Ellicottville. After all of the great things that they hear firsthand from friends or on one of the Chamber’s many advertising campaigns, they have to find it for themselves, somehow. Many folks now utilize the web for travel destination

research. It has been brought to our attention in the office through our web stat analyzers that over 60% of the people who find us on the web find us by searching the key words “Ellicottville, Ellicottville NY or Ellicottville New York.” The other 40% find us by using common words or phrases such as “Mardi Gras Ellicottville NY, Ellicottville NY Oktoberfest, Ellicottville Skiing, Ellicottville Accommodations,” etc. A portion of those 40% also find us, somehow, by using words such as “elektville, elliotville, ellicootville, ellectville, ellocetteville, ellacatville (is

that where the cougars can be found), ellicotbille, eliccot vill” and the list goes on. One of my personal favorites is the “double bar ranch in Ellicottville NY.” Can anyone point me in that direction, please? I guess it doesn’t really matter how any of our visitors get here, as long as they get here because we all know that once they visit one time, they will be back for sure! Remember folks, when you think of spelling Ellicottville think of Mississippi - it also has three sets of double consonants and simply log onto www. ellicottvilleny.com to check out all that Ellicottville has to offer!

Chamber Ski Day

Save the Date! 19th Annual Event Scheduled for March 11

STEAKS • SEAFOOD • PASTAS • SALADS Enjoy Our Beautiful Stone Fireplace

Lobster Fest Wednesday PRIME RIB Friday & Saturday Serving Dinner from 4pm Seven Days a Week

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In The Heart Of Ellicottville ...

The 2010 Chamber Ski Day at HoliMont will be held on Thursday, March 11. This 19th annual ski day at HoliMont sponsored by HoliMont, Dina’s and the Ellicottville Chamber offers a full day of skiing, lunch provided by Dina’s at the Mont and an après ski party with appetizers and a live band for $35 including your lift ticket. Take the day or the afternoon off and come on out and have some spring skiing fun with your fellow Chamber members and their guests. If you are unable to sneak away for the whole day, for $15 you can enjoy the après ski with The Party Squad! Get your registration form at www.ellicottvilleny.com

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Back by Popular Demand:

PARTY SQUAD!

MONDAY: Pasta Day with “All-U-Can-Eat” Spaghetti • TUESDAY: Liver & Onions WEDNESDAY: Wing Night • THURSDAY: Homemade Meatloaf • FRIDAY: Fish Fry

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Bluesman Ferris Every Sunday Night

BLUE PLATE SPECIALS

LIVE MUSIC Each Week! No Cover Charge ... Ever!

Performing This Saturday, February 20th, 9pm-1am:

Speedy Parker

Lunch served Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-2pm ... with your choice of homemade soup or salad

FRIDAY: LADIES NIGHT $1.00 OFF Drinks from 8-10pm

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SATURDAY: UPSTAIRS INDOOR TAILGATE

The Kitchen is OPEN Fridays & Saturdays 5-9pm

Pre-Game with Us Before Your Saturday Night!

Wings, Burgers, Steak Sandwiches, etc.

Beer Pong • Corn Hole • Prizes for Most Wins! 8-10pm

Upstairs Available for PRIVATE PARTIES (We can accommodate 20-100 guests!) Call or details

Coming February 27th: Rabbitfoot

MONDAYS, 7-10pm: Blue Mule Band WEDNESDAYS, 9pm-1am: Wagner &Winston • THURSDAYS, 7-11pm: Kuk & Freddie 20 Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York

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TELESTOCK TELEMARK DAY: February 26 ~ Holiday Valley Resort, 9am-3pm


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Enchanted Costumes Spark Magic in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Restaurant & Antique Shop

Wood Fired Brick Oven

A Different Gourmet Pizza Special Each Week!

MON-TUES: Wings & Yuengs

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Ellicottville Location 38 Washington Street Olean Community Theatre’s performance of the enchanted Broadway musical, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is set to open Friday at Allegany-Limestone’s Gator Theatre. Show times are Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm. The show features beloved characters from the Disney movie, including Belle and the Beast, crazy old Maurice and Gaston, and a romancing candlestick.

ALLEGANY – Mrs. Potts had a tough time deciding which arm should wear the foam brace that would hold it upright like a teapot spout. And the four dancing wolves could barely see out their masks to attack the Beast (gracefully, of course). Meanwhile, Cogsworth the clock discovered he couldn’t quite fit down the stairs, the singing wardrobe’s drawers were packed a little too tight, and the Beast’s tail seemed to have a mind of its own. All par for the course at the first dress rehearsal of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Olean Community Theatre’s (OCT) performance of the enchanted e Broadway musical is set to ” open Friday at Alleganyy Limestone’s Gator Theatre. e Show times are Friday at ” 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and t 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2pm. The show features beloved r characters from the Disney , movie, including Belle and e the Beast, crazy old Maurice t and Gaston, and a romancing r candlestick. n The character energy was e palpable last Friday night s as 45 humans donned their s costumes for the first time, and . the dressing room transformed t into its own Enchanted Forest. Flashing his French accent, Lumiere the candlestick showered his favorite feather duster, Babbette, with kisses. Director Minna Badanes says

the $6,000 worth of costuming from Heartland Costumes is a glorious departure from cardboard boxes in which cast members had been practicing. “Anybody who has a huge costume is going to find their freedom of movement restricted,” Ms. Badanes said. “For the past couple of weeks, the enchanted characters have been rehearsing inside dishwasher boxes to get a feel for the size.” Ms. Badanes said that to make the musical a large-scale success, OCT needed highcaliber costumes, backdrops, and of course, actors. Audience members don’t always realize the cost and labor necessary to stage a big musical, she said. “The show is going to be magnificent,” she said. “With the costumes, props, and everything it took to put this show together, visually, it’s a fairytale come to life.” Once all the larger-than-life costumes are on, the characters have to figure out how to move – and dance. Choreographer Laurie Donner, a modern dance and ballet teacher from Dance Arts in Olean, said she loves the organized chaos of this production. “All the numbers in Beauty and the Beast are huge,” said Ms. Donner. “We have dancers intermingling with pedestrians, and they all have to look like they’re dancing.

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“This show features some amazing talent – the voices blow my mind,” she said. Technical Director Ken Roberts also plays his part in the show’s visual design. One particularly amazing feat is Chip the little teacup’s costume – a golden cart that appears empty except for Chip’s head in the teacup on top. Mr. Roberts purchased the plans for this optical illusion from magician Rob Lake, who designed the cart for the Broadway production. “I took his illusion and built it myself,” said Mr. Roberts. “I had the cursory plans, but the majority of it is my design.” Copyright protections keep him mum on how it works, he said. Tickets to experience the Beauty and the Beast enchantment firsthand are $12 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and youth 18 and under. They can be purchased online at www.octnow.com, at the door, or at Studio 4 East in Allegany, Uptown Florist in Olean, or Both Branch and Hendrix Insurance in Olean. For additional information, call 716-375-1OCT (375-1628). Prelude to Performance, which shares special behindthe-scenes information about the show, begins one hour before each performance and is free and open to all audience members.

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Eight members of the Holiday Valley Ski Race Team raced in the 13-14 year old age division of the United States Ski Association sanctioned Western Division JIII Cup ski race series held throughout Western and Central New York. Their series results earned them positions on the New York State Ski Racing Association’s Western Division State Team. They will participate in the New York State JIII Alpine Championships held at West Mountain in Glens Falls, New York from February 18-21. Pictured left to right: Sophie Selstrom (Jamestown, NY), Taylor Hepner (Cleveland, OH), Kelly Hayes (East Aurora, NY), Meredith Parenti (Amherst, NY), Scott Vining (Rocky River, OH), Porter Hunt (Canandaigua, NY), Zach California (Warren, PA), and Aiden Elizondo (Fort Wayne, IN). Back row: coaches Jerry Neno and Bo Miller.

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Ellicottville’s City Garage brings you peace, love and telemark skiing when the annual Telestock Celebration returns to Holiday Valley on Friday, Feb. 26! Free demo equipment and tips from local & PSIA tele skiers will be offered. Free the heel, free the mind ... it’s fun too! Demo equipment from 9:30am-2:30pm, meet and ski with other free heelers from 9:30am-4:30pm, hot dog roast at 12:30pm, photo time and fun race on Cindy’s at 1pm. For more information contact the City Garage at 716-699-2054.

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Since our last article published in The Villager, the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team has attended 2 more meets with outstanding results by our team members. The competitions were held at Holiday Valley and HoliMont, respectively. Holiday Valley’s meet was composed of Moguls and two Slopesytle events. In the moguls for the boys, Adam Zuckerman took 1st place with Liam O’Rourke right behind with 2nd place. For the girls, Brynn Alexander took 2nd place with Macy Putman right behind with 3rd. Other team members placed in the top ten and also pulled multiple medals within their respective age groups. The number one positions in

the Slopestyle event were also captured by our team. Freeride team member Derrick Robinson took 1st place in both events for the boys, with freestyler Emily Pawlik taking 1st in both events for the girls! Sophie Maxwell brought home 3rd place with Macy Putman capturing 4th in both events. In the second slopestyle event, team member Brynn Alexander took 2nd place for the team. Moving on to the HoliMont Flight Cup Mogul competition, our team continued their command of the top positions. Once again Adam Zuckerman took 1st place followed closely behind again by Liam O’Rourke with 3rd. This makes Adam’s third 1st place overall win in

7 respectively. For the girls, Brianna McGuire, Brittany Aveni, Kenzie Alexander and Macy Putman took 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. With the team’s sound performance, the HoliMont Flight Cup Award was once again presented to head Coach Stan Pawlik for the second year in a row! Holiday Valley Freestyle team has, in a word, DOMINATED this season. All team members have been training hard and the fruits of their labor are readily apparent. Way too numerous to list, but must be mentioned are all of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place positions taken by our team members within their respective age groups. In every competition we attend, the award podium has been swarmed with our team’s distinctive green jackets. Last, and certainly not least, we want to remind everyone that the culmination of this season will be the Kelar-Atlantic EQS “B” Championships! This event will be held right here at Holiday Valley March 19-21. The best of the eastern divisional competitors will compete by invitation only in this year-end completion of moguls, slopestyle and aerial events. Please come and help cheer on our green jackets!

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Some things just naturally go together. Take for example peanut butter and jelly, high school and athletics, or Western New York and skiing. Individually they are all good, but put them together and you have something great. So it only makes sense that WNY high school athletics would include skiing, right? Well, after a 25year hiatus, the WNY High School Ski Racing Program is once again giving local high schoolers the opportunity to race against one another in a quest to find out who is the fastest and most technical high school skier. The program began on Jan. 6 and will culminate with a race that is scheduled for March 6. The first race of the season was held at Kissing Bridge on Jan. 16. The second race of the season was at Holiday Valley on Feb. 6. It was an action-packed day on Cindy’s Run that saw

Monique Mitchel of Clarence take 1st place. Dana Druzbick of Orchard Park took 2nd and Emelie Sedlinder finished 3rd for the girls division. Ellicottville local Sam Doro took 1st for the boys while Peter Mangan and Connor Mangan of Canisius High School finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Over 40 area students from 8 different high schools competed in the event. “This is something we have been pursuing for years,” said Holiday Valley Racing Team Coach Miguel Azcarate. “All the high school student athletes in Section 6 deserve skiing as an interscholastic sport.” The final race of the year will be held at Holiday Valley on March 6, so make sure you come and check out the local talent. These athletes have been pushing themselves all season long and the third race of the program is

bound to be an exciting one. The 2010 Western New York High School Ski Racing Program is sponsored by Holiday Valley and Kissing Bridge. Its goal is to promote interscholastic skiing skills and sportsmanship at the local and regional levels. Practices are held at Holiday Valley from 5-7pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Practices take place at Kissing Bridge on Wednesdays from 6-8pm and Thursdays from 5-7pm. The focus of the practices is overall skill building, gate training, and skiing the NASTAR Course (only at Holiday Valley). Training groups consist of athletes from multiple schools so that new friendships can be built. After each race, trophies are handed out during a postrace pizza party. Celebrations and pizza … two more things that naturally go together.

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Mark your calendars with the following events coming to HoliMont: Thursday, March 4-Ski the Day for United Way. Thursday, March 11-Chamber Ski Day. More information about both of these fun and exciting events will be released as we get closer to event dates.

Free-Heeling Celebration March 5

Prepare yourself for Friday, March 5, 2010 when “the world’s oldest new sport” returns to HoliMont! Join HoliMont’s Telemark Crew for a Free-heeling celebration including clinics, demos, TeleMark videos and socializing. Cost is $65.00 (or $30.00 pass holders) and includes an all-day lift ticket, clinics for raw beginners to seasoned experts, vendor displays, and a Classic Tele Race. Limited Telemark package rentals are available - call Russ at GEAR UP at 699-5582 for info. Free the heel and your mind will follow! Come find out what tele-ing is all about!

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By Dan Balkin HoliMont Snowsports School Who doesn’t like a good acronym? AWOL, DNA, IPO, MBA, NASA, NATO, NHL, RADAR, RSVP, SNAFU – all of these bring a flood of associations to our minds. My personal favorite, however, is BOBO (Burnt Out But Opulent). I can also personally relate to DITCHED (Dual Income Two Children Expanding Debts). But I digress. You thought you knew what TGIF meant – but you have been misled. This amazing acronym has nothing to do with a looming weekend – or even a restaurant chain. Up here in the hills, it means only one thing – Tips Go In First. This is the mantra of the expert skier. From our panoramic view on the chairlift

we can see an endless variety of ski styles at work. One of the things all good skiers have in common is that they don’t throw the tails of their skis around to make a turn. Instead, virtuoso skiers guide both ski tips down the hill to initiate a turn. Why? Because that is the only way you can smoothly and progressively glide onto your ski edges. Think of a car analogy. As you make a turn while driving a car, you don’t think about skidding the back of your car around to negotiate a turn. Instead, you slowly and progressively turn the steering wheel to feed your front tires into the turn. Your ski tips are akin to the front tires on your car – in a turn, they should lead the way. Throwing your tails around permanently locks you into a skidded turn. It is nearly impossible to use the ski edges for carving if we begin the turn by throwing the back of our skis sideways. Think of the car again. We all have had that sinking feeling of losing control of our car on a slippery road and skidding sideways. We are immensely relieved when we finally feel we have traction again and can pull out of the skid. On the slope, properly utilized ski edges give us traction – the feeling of being in control of our turn. Here are a few things you can try to hone the sensation of leading your turns with your tips. LGBYF – Let Gravity

Be Your Friend. Gravity is a mysterious force that keeps us from floating off toward Milwaukee. Gravity is also the force that propels us down the hill. Skiers who are thrashing the tails of their skis around are fighting gravity – skiers who are actively directing their ski tips down the hill to start a turn are befriending gravity. Try this exercise: from a gentle traverse angle across the hill, simply let your ski tips seek the fall line; in other words, use your feet and legs to slowly turn your ski tips down the hill. Your initial muscle power will be quickly replaced by the power of gravity puling you down the hill. To put it another way, a very small investment in turning force on your part will be rewarded with gravity pulling your ski tips through the rest of the turn. Another exercise I like is to actively tip my inside ski tip down the hill to start the turn. I do this by actively tipping my inside foot down the hill in order to tip the inside ski tip down the hill (inside is ski instructor jargon for uphill – your left foot is the inside foot when you turn to the left etc.) Both of these exercises will help you master the sensation of TGIF. After you do these exercises diligently, I highly suggest that you reward yourself with a BEER (Better Edging Earns Rewards) or a WINE (Winter Is Nifty & Elating). Either way, make sure you have a GAS (Gonzo About Skiing) while performing TGIF.

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Emily Alexander started skiing even before she was born. And at 18 months old, she rode down the hill in a backpack strapped to either her father Bradley or her Uncle Lou. She had put skis on by the time she was 4 years old, and would ski while tethered to her parents, one in front and one behind. She enjoyed skiing, and she loved to go down the hill very fast. But, like many kids, Emily’s interests changed, and she didn’t want to ski at all, said Georgia Alexander, Emily’s mother. Her parents would have liked her to continue skiing, but they weren’t certain about how to get her interested in the sport again. Plus, they had to deal with another issue that affected Emily’s ability to ski - she was born with Down syndrome. Georgia Alexander said even a typical child can be hard headed when it comes to listening to their parents, and that Emily can be even more so. She said that all changed when mutual friends introduced the family to Ed and Mary Ellen Racich. Mary Ellen Racich is the head of the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley

Resort, and suggested that Emily join the program. “We love the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program,” said Georgia Alexander. “Not only for the confidence it has given our daughter in her skiing ability, but for all the instructors that volunteer their time to teach, and in turn be trained by their students.” She added that the best part of the Lounsbury Program is that the instructors are not only trained in how to teach individuals to ski, but that they can also adapt the process to teach those with special needs. The program utilizes two instructors for every single student, and the instructors show a lot of patience while teaching. She said students in the program are not the only ones who benefit; the program allows families to share in activities that they would not have the opportunity to take part in otherwise. Georgia Alexander said that she thinks the instructors get a lot out of spending their time helping these students learn to ski, and that Emily would much rather ski with her instructors than with her and her husband. She added that thanks to the

program, Emily is well known on the mountain, and it gives her pleasure that she can cheer on Emily as she skis down the hill. Georgia Alexander said her and her family will take part in the Penguin Paddle as they have every year since Emily joined. She said that Bradley and Emily’s oldest brother, Jesse, won the race a number of years ago, during which Jesse rode down the hill on the back of his father, who in turn was on top of a garbage bag. “We still have the Penguin trophy at the condominium,” she said. She added that Emily’s Aunt Janine made fleece lined bandanas called “It’s snot just a Bandana,” and sold them at the event last year to raise money. Bradley Alexander and his band will play at the Ellicottville Depot Restaurant this Saturday, Feb. 20 following the Penguin Paddle to show thanks to the Lounsbury Program, and to all of those people who give their time and money to help this program succeed. “It is our way of saying thank you for all you have done - not just for Emily, but for all the other students in the Lounsbury Program and their families,” Georgia Alexander said. Emily’s maternal grandparents started skiing at Holiday Valley Resort in the early 1960’s, and her parents have had a condominium at Alpine Meadows for the past 28 years. As such, Emily has been a season passholder since birth. Today Emily is 23 years old, and has been skiing in the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program for 11 years. She is healthy and enjoys doing the things other 23 year olds like, such as singing karaoke, dancing, swimming and playing on her Nintendo Wii, and she works five days a week at a sheltered workshop, Georgia Alexander said. She also has a younger brother, Zach, and a boyfriend of 8 years named Michael, who also has Down Syndrome.

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Downtown Ellicottville has just opened its doors to a new type of living for a few select families who are going to be able to enjoy the close proximity of the slopes as well as have all of the village’s quaint shops and restaurants in their front yard. Bill Soffel of ERA Vacations Properties and Jamie MacCallum an Attorney with a Jamestown firm, have partnered under their company, Historic Renovisions, LLC to convert the historic Ellicottville Inn to a new condominium complex offering eleven newly renovated spaces, each between 500 to 800 square feet. In doing the conversion the company made sure to keep the historic integrity of the building while making each space modern enough for the sophisticated of skiers. The units range between $300,000-$375,000 and are all donned with plenty of natural sunshine, full kitchen and bath. There are one and two bedroom units available and you can choose to purchase the unit finished or build out yourself. The Ellicottville Inn Condominiums hosted their

first open house this past weekend and partner Bill Soffel was excited about the turnout: “We saw a couple hundred people easily,” he stated in an interview with The Villager. When you first walk into the Inn, you find yourself in the great room previously known as the reception area. This room is going to serve as a common room for the owners of the condominiums with the reception desk utilized as a bar or serving table for gatherings. There will be four commercial units associated with the project. The space previously occupied by Foster’s Pub will be split into two units; one being the back dining area and kitchen (now joined by the displacement of the barrier wall) and the other being the bar area, including the three bathrooms, one of which will likely be used as a small preparation kitchenette for tapas. The other two commercial spaces are those being leased by Alexandra and Cooling’s Café. Downstairs offers locker space and storage closets for the owners of the units, as well as a common washer and dryer and recycling room. The basement also houses all of the utilities which have been

broken down into individual units, each being responsible for their own electric, gas, cable, telephone, water and sewer as would any typical condominium unit. There are six units on the second and five on the third, all of which are one or two bedroom. Bill Soffel has been renovating historic buildings for years but just began doing his own projects in the early 90’s. His first projects were in Chautauqua with partner Karen Goodell. They successfully renovated two apartment houses, the Pen Arms and the Albion, both of which are sold out now. His newest ventures in Ellicottville are the building ERA recently took over at 12 Washington Street and this new Ellicottville Inn Condominiums project located at 8-10 Washington Street. When asked what areas he’s looking into next, Soffel commented, “I’m always keeping my eye out for interesting projects,” and made mention of the possibility of working on a golf course which he says, “Has always been a dream of mine.” To learn more about the Ellicottville Inn Condos stop into the ERA Vacation Properties office today!

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they suggest the rest is history. Is that real love and can it really last? We have all experienced the feeling of sweaty palms, pounding heart, and the lump in our throat when that special person enters the room. Is it love or like? How about the feeling of not being able to take your eyes or hands off someone - is that love or lust? Is it love or luck if you are with a person who you only want to show off as you stroll down the street? What is love? Would you consider it love or loneliness when you simply want someone just because you know he/she will always be there? Would you remain in a relationship that lacks emotion because you feel it is the right thing to do? Is that love or loyalty? Would you not leave the one you think you love to avoid hurting their feelings? Is that love or pity? Do you openly tell your partner that you only think and dream of them? It that love or a lie? What is love? One theory of love has three components: passion, intimacy, and commitment. Passion is the physical arousal and feeling of being attracted to someone. Intimacy develops over time through communication and sharing. Intimacy is what makes you want to be emotionally supportive and share your life with another. It presents as a feeling of intense connectedness. Commitment is the promise to continue strengthening and growing the

feeling of love and maintaining the relationship. Commitment is the desire to be in a serious relationship and persevere no matter how challenging the tough times may be. This is only one theory of love, but it expresses three important factors of what truly being in love involves. There is a delicate balance, individual to each of us, for maintaining a feeling of true love. If you plan to spend the rest of your life with someone, what is the feeling you want to have each time you see that person enter the room? Life is not perfect and presents many challenges, but what is the feeling of love that will make you feel whole? I believe love is the quiet understanding you have with another and the mature acceptance of their imperfections. Love gives you strength and grows bigger than you. I believe love is the feeling of warmth that comes over you when you think of your partner whether they are near or far. Love is trust and the maturation of a friendship. When you are truly in love, you should feel calm and secure, unthreatened and relaxed. Real true love will fill you with a sense of being whole and content. It completes the circle of life. Love lifts your spirit, making you feel optimistic and instills peace of mind. Questions? Comments? E-mail Dr. Dionne Kress, DM at dionnek@hughes.net or visit her website at dmkress. com

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LITTLE VALLEY - An information session has been scheduled for anyone interested in learning more about a proposed “Friends of the Library” group for the Memorial Library of Little Valley. The session, open to all, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the library’s Community Room, 210 Rock City Street, Little Valley. The session will begin at 7pm and includes light refreshments. “Since its beginnings in 1923, the library has served its community through the dedicated efforts of miscellaneous volunteers, patrons and trustees, guided by an equally dedicated series of library directors,” noted Julie Dykstra, member of the library’s board of trustees. “As our library continues to grow and expand its services, it has become apparent that a more organized and regular group of helpers is needed to ensure our continued success.” The first step toward creating an officially sanctioned “Friends of the Library” is to hold an information session for all interested community members. “Whether people just have a casual interest, or really want to take a leadership role in this important step, we hope everyone will come to find out more about starting up a “Friends” organization,” noted Library Director Gretchen Taft. “We could really use everyone’s input.” The Memorial Library of Little Valley is a member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. Interested parties may contact the library at memliblv@atlanticbb.net or 716-938-6301.

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By Doug Arrowsmith I’m a big fan of the Olympics. Every four years, winter and summer, I will sit, glued to the television set, happily watching a bunch of athletes competing in sporting events that I know nothing about. It doesn’t hurt that my earliest Olympic memory is also arguably the greatest American Olympic moment in history. In 1980 a group of misfit kids on ice defeated the greatest hockey powerhouse in the world on their way to Olympic gold. The “Miracle on Ice” as it’s been dubbed is etched in my memory like other childhood milestones. I had no idea why we hated the Soviets but, by the way my parents were leaping around the room, I knew it was a big deal. I have no memory of the actual gold medal game but I clearly remember the one that counted. We’ve had many other thrilling moments since the 1980 Lake Placid games, but the world is getting smaller and lately something has been missing from the games. I’m not arguing that the end of the Cold War was a bad thing, but I sure do miss having “bad guys”

to compete against on the world’s biggest stage. Anyone old enough to remember the dominance of the Eastern Bloc teams can also remember how nice it was to beat them. We knew they were cheating which made our victories all the more sweet. Now, at least in the Summer games, most of the athletes actually live and train in the U.S. which makes it harder to root against them. Man I miss the Russians. There’s also a new phenomenon in the Olympics which, for me at least, has tarnished the games a bit. Freelance athletes are everywhere in Vancouver this year. There’s actually a fifty-one year old Austrian Prince skiing for Mexico! His name is Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe. Not exactly brimming with Latino pride is he? Anyway, The Prince is basically a bored rich guy who, because of his vague ties to Mexico was able to gain duel citizenship. He could have never made the powerhouse Austrian team at his age so he decided to ski for Mexico. Just a Prince having some fun. Oh well. On the other hand, there are also a few athletes in the Olympics that seem to be thumbing their noses at their homelands. The most glaring example of this is that of world class freestyle mogul racer Dale Begg-Smith. Begg-Smith is the Vancouver born billionaire who basically invented Spam e-mails. There’s one strike against him. A few years back, after he was already filthy rich, the Canadian ski team gave Begg-Smith an option. He could concentrate on his business or his skiing - but not both. He chose his

business and emigrated to Australia. Four years ago he won the Gold and he took home the silver this year. He refuses to grant interviews to anyone but the Australians and he has completely denounced his homeland even while competing in his hometown. That’s his choice, but at the same time, it goes against everything the Olympics stand for. I still love the games. For every big name professional athlete there’s a busboy just there for the thrill. Take, for example, the American ski jump team. There is no American ski jump team. There are, however, three guys competing simply for the love of the sport. The American Olympic committee cut off funding for the ski jumpers years ago but that hasn’t stopped Americans from competing. They know they have no chance of medaling, but that doesn’t matter to them. They are there for their country and their sport and that is what has always made the Olympics great. No American is ever going to get rich from ski jumping. There will be no endorsement deals. Their pictures will never appear on a box of Wheaties. They will never have world-class training facilities and their equipment will be paid for out-of-pocket. None of that matters to these young athletes. All that matters to them is that one childhood memory of watching a sporting event with their parents and thinking, “I will do that someday.” That is the pride of an Olympic athlete. USA! USA! USA! Comments? E-mail Doug at shakedowndoug@hotmail.com

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townhomes. It also includes construction of a new 25,000 square foot lodge, a new beginner area, and moving the HoliMont ski school to a new location. There will also be a new halfpipe site and new ski lifts. According to Riley, this will be a six to seven year project. “If everything goes well, we should be starting construction of the sewer, water, and roads into the properties in the spring of 2011.” Riley is optimistic, despite the less than robust state of the economy. “This is ski-in and ski-out property, something which our membership is really looking for.” With the many inquiries he has received, Riley believes there is a “pent-up

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Our Holiday Valley athletes were invited to compete at the Winter Games based on their best three results within NYS in the prior twelve months leading up to the Games. The snowboarders are excited about this opportunity, especially since the Olympics are also taking place. “Snowboarding has always been a hobby for me, and growing up around snow has always inspired me to embrace our natural surroundings, says 15-year-old Alexa Dash. “Even though snowboarding

has just been a hobby, I would like to pursue it further and take the next step in my career. I think that qualifying for the Empire State Games is a huge honor for all of us.” Another team rider, Robbie Knab commented, “I love Boarder Cross because racing against four other riders gets my adrenaline going. I am looking forward to competing at another ski resort having that feeling like I am competing in the Olympics.” The riders traveled to Whiteface Mountain yesterday (February 17) to practice on Thursday, perform time trials on Friday, and compete in the finals on Saturday. We wish the riders good luck and we look forward to hearing from them next week!

demand.” He notes the project has been in the works for four years, and people know its coming. “There are a lot of people waiting for this, at least that’s my belief.” Town of Mansfield Supervisor Robert Keis sees the project as helping the town. “It will increase our tax base substantially … in the millions of dollars.” This will allow Mansfield “to lower our tax rate even further.” Keis adds that the town is putting no money into the expansion. He said the developer for HoliMont has reimbursed the town for “any and all” engineering and consultant services incurred by the town. “The taxpayers of Mansfield have not put money into this.” The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency has yet to assist HoliMont financially with the proposed Canfield expansion project.

Executive Director Corey Wiktor anticipates the agency helping “if they do ask” with new lodge facilities, new snowmaking capacity, or new ski lifts. He notes the IDA “has assisted HoliMont for probably fifteen to twenty years now,” but at this time have just come through their approval process for the Canfield expansion. “We can help them abating sales tax where applicable.” If required, the IDA could offer HoliMont a PILOT (payment in lieu of tax) agreement for a new lodge facility. If there’s a mortgage, the IDA could assist with mortgage recording tax abatement. Wiktor sees the HoliMont expansion as “very encouraging” in a region hit by declining tourism and discretionary income. He credits the HoliMont leadership for having a vision to establish a “world class resort destination” in Ellicottville.

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Ellicottville’s goal for 2010 is to raise nearly $38,000. To join a Relay For Life in your community, call 1-800227-2345 or visit cancer.org. Create a virtual team or donate online anytime at relayforlife. org/nynj Top fundraising teams from 2009 will be recognized for their efforts and awarded limited edition fundraising club pins during next Wednesday’s Kickoff event at ECS. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated. Since 1985, Relay For Life has spread to more than 5,000 communities.

the one who throws their stick the farthest wins. Generally, each team is allowed four throws per round. The team that reaches a set number of points wins. The snowsnake that travels the farthest receives one point; the second farthest receives two points. If a thrower misses the track or if the snake jumps the track, the snowsnake cannot be thrown again and the player misses this turn. The winning team generally wins prizes and, more importantly, bragging rights until the next competition. Each team has “Throwers” and “Shiners”. The Throwers score the points by throwing the snake down the trough.  The Shiners’ roles are equally critical to a competition.  They maintain the snakes and determine which snowsnake will be used in any particular throw. They base that decision on weather and snow conditions, track length and a thrower’s ability.

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The Classifieds Page REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 2 to 3 Acres Of Gravel Land: Some cherry, hemlock & cucumber trees, 600’ away from the road, rightaway, 14x36 cabin/summer home on site, creek runs across property. In the heart of Amish country. Roy J. Miller, 12096 Northeast Rd., Conewango, NY 14726 (1.5 miles out of Conewango on Northeast Rd., left hand side.) Stop by or mail inquires. Make offer. For Sale By Owner: 50 acre farm located in Cattaraugus, 18 miles from Ellicottville. Suitable to raise beef, horses or sheep. Good quality hay. House, barn, toolshed. $135,000 or best offer. Stop & take a look or mail letters of interest to 7725 Mosher Hollow Rd., Cattaraugus, NY 14719. 34 Acres Of Wooded Property: Great building site. Beautiful views, spring apple orchard, sugar bush, great hunting area. Minutes to Ellicottville. $89,900. E-mail WandaBarber@yahoo.com or call 716-244-2770. Land For Sale: 21 acres located 8 minutes from Holiday Valley. Town plowed road. Please call 716-648-1366. FOR SALE: Fabulous 97 ft. private beachfront home, $449K. Hanford Bay, Silver Creek, NY. Call 716-934-4197 or visit www.LakeHouse.com (#66685)

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Sauna For Sale: Portable infrared 2-person with audio, CD, FM/AM, recessed lighting, full door with windows, 5 heating elements, 2 shelves, works great! $1,000 or best offer. Please call 716-699-6510 for more details. Solid Cherry Dining Set: Custom made with 3 leaves & table pads, expands to 84”, six chairs, lighted glass China cabinet with storage, $4,500. Solid cherry entertainment center with storage, custom made, $850. Call 716-945-4869.

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EMPLOYMENT WRITERS: Become part of a growing team! The Villager newspaper of Ellicottville, NY is looking for feature writers & writers to attend the Ellicottville Town/Village Board meetings. Please send your resume and writing samples to: PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731. The Barn Restaurant: Now hiring bartenders, cooks & waitstaff. Apply in person after 4pm at 7 Monroe Street, Ellicottville or call 716-699-4600.

COMMUNITY LOW IMPACT PHYSICAL EXERCISE - ADULT BADMINTON Mon/Wed/Fri at 2pm inside the 1887 Building Gymnasium LOW IMPACT BRAIN EXERCISE - ADULT OPEN DISCUSSION Monday, March 8th, 6:30pm at the Ellicottville Memorial Library For further info contact: staff@barescircle.com SALAMANCA PANCAKE DINNER: The Salamanca Senior High School Class of 2010 will present a Pancake Dinner on Wednesday, March 3 from 5-8pm in the high school cafeteria. Money raised will help support the senior class trip to Universal Studios. Come enjoy an all-youcan-eat pancake dinner for only $6.00, which includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk. Tickets are available at the door or from any member of the Class of 2010. TREE & SHRUB PROGRAM: The Cattaraugus County Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2010 Tree and Shrub Program, which is sponsored each year by the District, is now taking orders until March 1 or while there is still inventory. The District has a large variety of conifer and deciduous tree and shrub bare root seedlings at the present time in their inventory. They are offering a number of different species which have not been available in previous years. Many of the species being offered are native to New York State. All species being offered provide at least one conservation benefit. This may include wildlife food and/or cover, erosion control, reforestation, shade, flowers for pollinating bees and open space beautification. Whatever your needs are, now is the time to call to get your order form while inventory is still available. The Cattaraugus County Soil & Water Conservation District can be reached at 716-699-2326 ext. 101 or at their office at 8 Martha Street, PO Box 1765, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Call now while inventory is still available to assure that you can get the species you desire.

Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA Vacation Properties. Visit our website at www.ellicottville.com for virtual tours of our properties, or call 716-699-4800. Commercial Space For Rent: 42 Mill Street, Ellicottville, NY. 900 sq. ft. Ample parking. Please call 716-699-4516. Lease terms. Scavenger Saloon: “Brannynew” To view, visit www.vacation rentals.com/Ellicottville or call Jimmy direct at 716-307-3077. FOR RENT: Luxury 2-BR or 3-BR townhomes in Salamanca. Private entrances, FP, granite counters, Berber carpet, stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, grounds keeping, snow removal, electric, water, garbage, sewer included. Various lease lengths available. Prices range from $900 to $1,100 monthly. No pets. Call to set up your appointment today! Palmer Rentals, 716-945-1906. FOR RENT: Newly renovated 1-BR, 1 bath with kitchen & dining area, gas & electric included, private parking space, $450/monthly. Call 216-401-7060 or e-mail hatcherhoge@gmail.com FOR RENT: Newly renovated 1-BR, 1 bath efficiency, gas & electric included, private parking space, $375/monthly. Call 216-401-7060 or e-mail hatcherhoge@gmail.com FOR RENT: Office area with 2,640 sq. ft. located in Salamanca. Includes reception area, 7 spacious offices, conference room and more! For more information contact Laura at 716-945-0238. FOR RENT: 1-BR apt. with loft. New appliances. Available now. Reasonable rent, $450/mo. Located above Riley’s Restaurant, Route 219N., minutes from the village of E’ville. 716-699-8773.

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VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellicottville on March 8, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York regarding the proposed Cable Television Franchise Renewal Agreement between the Village of Ellicottville and Time Warner NY Cable LLC. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the proposed Cable Television Franchise Renewal Agreement is available for review at the Village Clerk’s office at 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York. By order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellicottville dated February 8, 2010, Mary Klahn, Village Clerk TOWN OF MANSFIELD PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Town of Mansfield Planning Board has scheduled a Public Hearing, Pursuant to Article III, Section 2, Approval of a Minor Subdivision, Deborah Zelman requests Planning Board approval for a minor subdivision at 7120 NYS Route 242, Tax Map Parcel Number 55.001-2-29.16. Said Public Hearing to be held March 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Mansfield Town Hall, 7691 Toad Hollow Road, Little Valley. A public hearing is scheduled to give any persons the opportunity to attend the public hearing and express their comments. By Order of the Town of Mansfield Planning Board, Betty Jane Horning, Clerk

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LEGAL NOTICES SHANE AND REISNER, LLP Certif. of Registration filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/18/09. Office in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLP upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 188 ½ W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: To practice law. Notice of Formation of SPICOLA & SHEEHY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Princ. office of LLC: 14 Monroe St., Ellicottville, NY 14731. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 4255 Clark St., Hamburg, NY 14075. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE: Notice of formation of Jesse’s Toy Box, LLC a domestic limited liability company (“LLC”), filed Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on January 12, 2010. Office Location: Cattaraugus County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process served upon him or her to 53 W. Main Street, Gowanda, New York 14070. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the New York LLC Law. Notice of Qualification of Atlantic Intermediaries, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. LLC formed in Georgia (GA) on 7/15/09. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Incorp Services, Inc., One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805-A, Albany, NY 12210-2822. Address to be maintained in GA: 1301 Hightower Trail, Ste. 210, Atlanta, GA 30350. Arts of Org. filed with GA Secy. Of State, 315 West Tower, #2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30334-1530. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of BenBilt Building Systems LP. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/14/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Principal business address: 160 Westec Dr., Mount Pleasant, PA 15666. LP formed in DE on 2/23/98. NY Sec. of State designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of general partner available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Top Irish Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on January 28, 2010. Office in Cattaraugus County. SSNY is the designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6184 Rt. 219, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Puropse: Any lawful purpose. SILVER FOX FARMS, LLC. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/21/2010. Office in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 8 Ethier Dr., Troy, NY 12180. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. SOUTHERN TIER TOWERS, LLC. Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 02/05/2010. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 221 Homer Street, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act.

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Happy Birthday Colleen Blanchard!

Friends Gathered at the Gin Mill Last Thursday in Honor of Her Event

Photos/Jeanine Zimmer, Joany Bund

Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) Returns to Holiday Valley

Last Saturday’s Fundraiser Sponsored by WNY Breast Health & Holiday Valley Realty Brought In Over $11,000

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HoliMont’s Phoenix Adaptive Ski Program Hosts International Race Last Weekend the Ski Area Hosted a Benefit for Mentally and Physically Challenged Skiers

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