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Holiday Valley Resort to Host Jib Academy for Young Free-Skiers 20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 Friday, Feb. 26th, 7-11pm THE CAB DRIVERS Classic/Pop Rock collaboration of the bands The Velvet Cabbies and The Porcelain Bus Drivers. Saturday, Feb. 27th, 5-9pm OZONE RANGERS A groove of bluesy bass & drum rhythms sprinkled with some Southern tasty licks!
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Holiday Valley Resort once again provides the ultimate venue for one of the top amateur free-ride ski events in the country, as the Salomon Jib Academy rolls into town this Sunday, February 27. Salomon Jib Academy is a series of slopestyle events for free-skiers ages 16 and under, aimed to provide young athletes with an opportunity to rise up and ski with their heroes. “Salomon pro athletes Tommy Ellingson, John Symms, Cody Ling, Nick Martini, Keri Herman, and Seth Warner will be holding it down in the 42/78 Park on Foxfire, bringing inspiration, advice, and energy to the group,” states Pat Morgan, Holiday Valley’s Terrain Park Manager. “These pro athletes will act as coaches throughout the day as participants session the park in the morning in groups of 8-10.” Each member of the group will vote for one kid to compete in the afternoon final. Jib Academy is peer judged and emphasizes voting on style, attitude, talent and sportsmanship. National series will be held in the following countries: U.S., Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Salomon Jib Academy is a series of slopestyle events for free-skiers ages 16 and under, aimed to provide France, Spain and Japan. The winner young athletes with an opportunity to rise up and ski with their heroes. Salomon pro athletes will be in of each Jib Academy will be awarded town “coaching” local participants at Holiday Valley this Sunday in the 42/78 Park on Foxfire, with one SEE SALOMON PAGE 11
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winner awarded a week-long trip to Mammoth, California to ski and hang out with the entire Salomon International Ski Team.
The regular meeting of the Town of Ellicottville Board took place on February 24 at Village Hall. David Golley gave the highway report and mentioned the need for the Town to replace the gas pumps used by highway maintenance workers. He said the current pumps are starting to need a lot of small repairs. There is also a need for a system to better
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track how much gas the various trucks are using, as well as a need to purchase a computer to read the codes from the trucks and police cars for maintenance. He reported that he had reached an agreement with the plow sales company that the warranty for the new plow will begin when the plow is actually placed into service. Mark Alianello reported that there are some NRCS funds available for damage to property during the big rain
storm last August. Several residents had reported damage. He will attend a meeting to discover the details. There was discussion about the highway maintenance building owned by the Town Highway 219. Discussion ensued as to the possibility of selling it or possibly leasing it. There will need to be a current appraisal made on the property prior to putting it up for sale. Mark brought up the need to reassess the water and sewer service
agreement with Great Valley as the current agreements do not reflect current realities. He said the current agreements with Mansfield would be the model for a new agreement. The Assessor’s report stated that currently 199 Tamarack units have been sold. Chief of Police Don Auge submitted a schedule of police coverage (the dates were not specified verbally). SEE TOWN PAGE 11
2010 Seneca Allegany Casino Bridal Show Free Event This Sunday in Salamanca to Showcase Fashion, Food and More! The 2010 Bridal Show at Seneca Allegany Casino will showcase some of the area’s finest wedding vendors. The event will take place this Sunday, Feb. 28 from noon-5pm inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca. Stay on top of the trends and styles that will help make your upcoming nuptials simply unforgettable. The event will feature a fashion show by David’s Bridal and The Lyon’s Den at 3pm, as well as menu samplings created by the Seneca Allegany Culinary Team. Register at the door for your tickets registrants will be entered into special prize giveaways from both Seneca Allegany Casino as well as many of our show vendors! This is a FREE event! All ages welcome, but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more, visit www.SenecaAlleganyCasino.com
Snowsnakes Ready To Slide Traditional Native American Event in Salamanca Invites Public to Spectate BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO WPIG 95.7 FM
Up Close & Personal: Ellie DeLucia A Girl with an Amazing Focus on Life ... page 8 By Rebecca Blakeslee Ellie DeLucia is an 8-year-old girl who loves singing, skiing and performing. Ellie was diagnosed with Optic Pathway/Hypothalamic Glioma in June 2004. This inoperable brain tumor has caused Ellie to become legally blind. She has undergone chemotherapy on and off for the past four years, however, her January 2010 MRI and eye exam showed stability and slight improvement. Despite her challenges, Ellie has flourished. Ellie is pictured above at last weekend’s Penguin Paddle, with her ski instructors, Pam and Paul Krieger.
Kandahar Race Weekend at Holiday Valley ... page 7 This weekend is Kandahar Race Weekend at Holiday Valley. This annual event is a New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) sponsored race for young skiers who are not on the NYS Team. The goal of Kandahar Racing is to achieve excellence, not elitism, in ski racing. Athletes are encouraged to have fun and enjoy the sportsmanship that comes with the thrill of competition while they are improving their own skiing abilities.
Participants in the upcoming Snowsnake game are encouraging the public to come on out and see what it’s all about. The competition takes place this Saturday and Sunday, February 27-28 in a lot off North Main Street across from the Rail Museum in Salamanca. The traditional Native American event is being supported by the Allegany Snowsnake Booster Club and the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce. Morrie Abrams is a member of the Onoville Snowsnake Team and has been involved with the sport all his life. At least six people form the crew, with additional help available when needed, such as for fixing the track. He explained that beginners throw shorter sticks three feet in length. “But they go just as far as the long sticks, sometimes further.” The longer sticks are about six feet three inches to six feet nine inches.
“In older days sticks used to be seven feet or longer.” The track itself is a quarter of a mile long. The sticks can speed along the snow track at one hundred miles an hour. Abrams is proud to be part of the Snowsnake tradition. “I try to teach and pass it on to anybody that’s interested.” The snakes themselves are often passed down through generations. New technology can be used to make the sticks, like sanders and routers, which could be finished in a few days. But using the old ways by hand “could take quite a few man hours.” The snow sticks are thrown with much force. They must be made from hardwood to avoid splitting when hitting a tree or dirt. The stick tips are protected with lead. Abrams recalls that two years ago at a game in Canada, a stick tipped with lead and pewter went right through a small tree growing along the track “and never SEE SNAKES PAGE 11
The track itself is approx. a quarter mile long. The competition will take place this Saturday and Sunday off North Main Street across from the Salamanca Rail Museum. Pictured above is Morris Abrams holding a snowsnake.
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LADIES DAY: FEBRUARY 26 ~ HOLIMONT SKI AREA
February 25-March 4, 2010 ~ The Villager ~
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Here’s a catchy slogan for a great cause – “Ski the Day for the United Way” – has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Well, this fun-filled event is being hosted by our good friends at HoliMont and will be held Thursday,
March 4 starting at 8:30am. Proceeds from the affair will benefit the Cattaraugus County United Way chapter and we all know about the good deeds this fine organization gets done every year. The cost is only $50 pre-registration, and HoliMonters get a real deal for only $30. You can get in on the fun by calling Candy at the UW office, 716-372-3620. I got a look at the donated prize list (awesome), and considering they’re going to feed you breakfast, a gourmet lunch, afternoon libations, tons of door prizes, an all-day poker run, a very chic event t-shirt plus a day at one of Ellicottville’s premier ski areas – you’ve got yourself a real bargain! Sign up – that’s
an order … Isn’t this place awesome - I mean – really awesome. Where else can you find such a caring community? The generosity of our locals and visitors alike is nothing short of outstanding. The combination of being as charitable as they come with a large dose of good ol’ E’ville fun is tough to beat. It warms the cockles of one’s heart (whatever a cockle is – it’s plenty warm, though). So, dear readers, steady as she goes – you’ve got lots of wintertime fun ahead. Get outside and have yourself an awesome week here in the Enchanted Mountains! Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer
Village of Ellicottville Office Move Completed The Village of Ellicottville Clerk has now moved downstairs in the Village/Town Hall building located at 1 West Washington Street. Also, Tom Abriatis will be in his new office at 9 Mill Street beginning Monday, March 1. Any questions regarding office relocations of the Village/Town employees can be directed to Mary Klahn, Village Clerk, at 716-669-4636.
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event! Whether you bought a button, bought a bag, bought a raffle ticket, bought lunch, bought beer or wine, or bid on an auction item, it was YOU who truly made the Penguin Paddle the success it was this year. However, the biggest winners are always our students! We are able to take the money raised and use it to purchase all the necessary equipment our students need to continue their snow experience at Holiday Valley. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Instructors are grateful for everyone who contributed to the day, and from the bottom of our hearts we offer this very humble THANK YOU, and we’ll see you next year! Nancy LaRusch MaryEllen Racich Penguin Paddle Committee
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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 this 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.
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~ The Villager ~ February 25-March 4, 2010
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This year’s Mardi Gras Parade is set for Saturday, March 13 at 6:30pm down Ellicottville’s main street. The parade will be judged and there are some great prizes for the best of the best in the following categories: Most Participants, Most Lights, Best Kids Group, and Silliest. Prizes
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will include being a ‘Brewer for a Day’ at EBC, a Wine and Cheese Sailing Cruise, a Private Ski Lesson with a Past Olympian, Gift Certificates, and many more. Madigan’s Bar won the Best Overall entry last year and went on a wild sailing cruise for their prize on Lake
Erie. Grace Kell, Madigan’s owner said, “We spent a memorable day with our family and friends sailing on Lake Erie in a beautiful sailing sloop as our prize for the Best Overall entry last year. There were loads of laughs, wine and cheese on a gloriously sunny, breezy day. And we even survived Kevin taking the helm! What a hoot!” The contest for Mardi Gras Queen will take place this year at Holiday Valley on Saturday at the Ice Bar at Yodeler. Ski clubs and anyone else who wants to enter should contact Holiday Valley for information, and be sure to bring all of your friends to cheer for you. The ‘Sound Meter’ will measure who wins! The newly crowned queen will then lead the parade that evening in the village, and will also ski down at the front of the costume parade on Sunday on the slopes at Holiday Valley, so be prepared to bring the ‘royal’ skis along! Applications for parade entries can be found on the www. ellicottvilleny.com website or by calling the Chamber office at 699-5046.
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One of the local favorites that will be available during Psychic Readings Weekend is Sandy Caswell. Caswell’s psychic work has been featured on television, radio, newspapers and magazines. Her style, she said, is a blend of common sense and logic using traditional counseling and therapeutic techniques. Caswell doesn’t focus on her client’s pasts, instead sharing insight and clues to what is coming next in life.
was like divine intervention,” she remembers. “When it’s time for you to know, all your ducks will line up.” After her children left home for college, Caswell continued to develop her abilities through the Once Voice School of Interfaith Ministry, where she studied philosophy, psychology, counseling, metaphysics and psychic development.
While studying in 1996, Caswell’s instructor got sick and could not attend a psychic fair. She asked if Caswell could replace her at the event. “I got there and realized they were just people who had the same kinds of questions I had every day of my life. “Between the card reading and SEE PSYCHIC PAGE 11
High School Musical Admission is $6.00 per person; tickets will be available at the door. The performance begins at 7:30pm. Kellen Quigley stars as Curley with Danielle Dowiasz as Laurie. Christian Milanowski is the menacing and brooding Jud Fry while Adam Johnson and Kaylee Klahn play Will Parker and Ado Annie, respectively. Aunt Eller will be played by Jill Magara, while master of dialect, Kisun
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Salamanca Drama Club to Present ‘Oklahoma!’ SALAMANCA - “There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow” … the opening words to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s song, “Oh what a Beautiful Mornin’,” could be sung about the fields of Western New York. Come out and enjoy this song in person when the Salamanca High School Drama Club presents the musical, Oklahoma! on March 5-6 in the high school auditorium at 50 Iroquois Drive in Salamanca.
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Free Heel Fling TeleMark Event March 5 HoliMont SnowSports 3rd annual TeleMark event, “Free Heel Fling!” returns to the slopes on Friday, March 5. Join HoliMont’s telecrew for a fun day of free-heeling with clinics, demos, TeleMark videos and socializing, and celebrate “The World’s Oldest New Sport!” Your $65.00 entry fee includes an all day lift ticket, event t-shirt, clinics for raw beginners to seasoned experts, vendor displays, demos, classic Tele-Race & raffle. Limited TeleMark package rentals are available! Call Russ at GEAR UP for information, 699-5582. Free the Heel and your Mind will Follow!
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such as the events calendar, photo gallery, live HoliCam and current conditions report were carried into the new site. Instead of stock photos, the new website features photography submitted by HoliMont members from HoliMont’s “Hit Us With Your Best Shot” photo contest. HoliMont.com also incorporates links to social networking outlets like Facebook and Twitter. Linking
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HoliMont Racing Results from Intraclub and Travel Entry Races Held Feb. 21 HoliMont’s very successful weekend racing programs staffed by former racers and coaches certified by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) combine excellent racing competition and tremendous camaraderie. Results from HoliMont’s Intraclub Race held Sunday, February 21 are as follows: Ages 4-6 Female: 1st-Kate Carter, 2nd-Courtney Maclay, 3rd-Annie Dietrich, 4th-Sarah Morrell. Kelly, 5th-Riley st Male: 1 -John Mahar, 2ndTrey Maclay, 3rd-Trek Wilday 4th-Sam Dresing, 5th-Drew Vergon. Ages 7-8 Female: 1st-Zoe
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5th-Matteo Palarchhio The HoliMont JIV, JV & JVI Travel Entry Program 2010 is designed for young racers new to the travel program or those who desire a less intense travel schedule. Travel Entry results from HoliMont’s Intraclub Race also held Sunday, February 21 are as follows: Ages 11 & Up Male: 1stDaniel Brown, 2nd-Ben Smith. Ages 9-10 Male: 1st-Nicholas Balfour, 2nd-Ryan Chmiel, 3rd-Michael Balfour, 4th-John Fedorko. Ages 7-8 Female: 1st-Marion Serby, 2nd–Katelynn Stevens. Male: 1st–Austin Gyorgy, London, 3rd– 2nd–Tiger th Sammy Balanevsky, 4 -Kyle Macnamara.
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Kandahar Race Weekend Competition Encourages Young Skiers to Improve Their Skills This weekend is Kandahar Race Weekend at Holiday Valley. This annual event is a New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) sponsored race for young skiers who are not on the NYS Team. The goal of Kandahar Racing is to achieve excellence, not elitism, in ski racing. Athletes are encouraged to have fun and enjoy the sportsmanship that comes with the thrill of competition while they are improving their own skiing abilities. Since there are plenty of phenomenal young skiers out there who are not part of the NYS Team, it only makes sense that they get the opportunity to enhance their skills. Starting on Friday those prospective racers will get that opportunity. Kandahar racing has a storied history in Europe. One of the founders of the Kandahar Ski Club was a man named Sir Arnold Lunn who, back in the 1920â€™s had such a passion for racing that he helped pioneer the movement to get downhill and slalom skiing in the Olympics. And in 1936 that movement became an Olympic reality. Since then Kandahar Racing has existed as a way to build upon Sir Arnoldâ€™s legacy. There are even runs and races throughout the Alps named after the Kandahar Ski Club.
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The art of ski racing is an ever-changing process. The training methods evolve. The equipment becomes more advanced. The courses get more precise. The athletes you are watching compete in the Olympics today are doing things no one would have thought of 40 years ago. But progression isnâ€™t limited to just the crĂ¨me de la crĂ¨me of the ski community. Your average skier wants to see his or her skills increase as well, and that is where the Kandahar Race Weekend enters the picture. This weekend, kids ages 7-14 will have the chance to learn more about skiing and the concept of sportsmanship and
fair play. More importantly, their knowledge of what it means to be a skier will increase. At the end of the day, learning new ways to increase your love for the sport is what really matters. Letâ€™s face it - not many people will ever grow to be the next Bode Miller, but maybe having a passion for skiing will turn some lucky kid this weekend into the next Warren Miller. Thatâ€™s not such a bad thing is it? Kandahar Race training day is this Friday and Giant Slalom racing takes place Saturday and Sunday on Edelweiss. For more information on Kandahar Race Weekend please call 716-699-2345.
Annual Telestock This Friday, Feb. 26 at HV Ellicottvilleâ€™s City Garage brings you peace, love and telemark skiing when the annual Telestock Celebration returns to Holiday Valley this Friday, Feb. 26! Free demo equipment and tips from local & PSIA tele skiers will be offered. Free the heel, free the mind ... itâ€™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 Cindyâ€™s at 1pm. For more information contact the City Garage at 716-699-2054.
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Red Bull Butter Cup Returning to HV March 6 Local snowboarders will showcase their skills during the innovative Red Bull Butter Cup competition, which is returning to Holiday Valley on Saturday, March 6 from noon-4pm. Red Bull Butter Cup is a contest series that started on the East Coast but now has expanded throughout the U.S. in its second year. Itâ€™s about how much style snowboarders can spread onto the custom-made features also known as â€œbutter pads.â€? Snowboarders will jib, bonk, tap and slide across the pads, making sure to lay it on with a lot of smooth buttering. Regional riders will battle it out in a jam format event, carving and spreading the snow like butter for cash and prizes. Overall style and creativity will help the cream rise to the top, so be ready to spread it on in this purely pasteurized competition! To learn more, visit www.holidayvalley.com or www.redbullbuttercup.com
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overall skiing abilities and knowledge of Holiday Valley and the ski industry. The program was originated by Ellicottvilleâ€™s Al Lyford many years ago. In the past it was geared toward kids who were interested in future racing, but in recent years the program has undergone a transformation to become more of an all-encompassing ski program for kids who prefer not to compete. The Screaming Eagles get training in racing, freestyle, jumps, bumps, and trees. Basically the focus is to help the kids become the best possible skiers they can be while having fun. Just as the eagle in the sky controls the ground below it, the Screaming Eagles work to control every aspect of skiing
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BY REBECCA BLAKESLEE Ellie DeLucia is an 8-yearold girl who loves singing, skiing and performing. She has two little sisters and wants to be an art teacher. Meat was her favorite food, but she hasn’t touched it since July, when she decided that as a true animal lover she had to become a vegetarian. Fearless and curious, at 2-and-a-half Ellie had figured out the locks on the doors to their home, her mother Brooke DeLucia said. “There were things she wanted to see, things she wanted to do, and gosh darn it, she would do them,” DeLucia said with a laugh. Ellie’s determination and inquisitiveness was sometimes a handful when she was a toddler, her mother said, but she later came to think of it as a gift to her daughter. That later came when Ellie was three, and diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. As a result, Ellie is technically legally blind – she can only see things that are very close up – and has been receiving chemotherapy for about 4 years, with only a year-and-3-months break. Her mother hopes that she’ll get another break this summer.
Eventually, Ellie will need to undergo radiation. Despite these challenges, Ellie has flourished. “She has a ton of determination and spirit and will power. She’s very driven,” DeLucia said. Besides excelling at school, where she reads in both print and braille, Ellie is also an avid skier. She took to the slopes at 4, through the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley Resort. The volunteer instructors for the program work with skiers with a wide range of physical and mental challenges. Ellie served as this year’s official mascot – a baby penguin – at the annual Penguin Paddle fundraiser for the program. “She just adores all her instructors,” DeLucia said. The whole family has gotten into skiing, she said, but although she’ll ski with her daughter, she won’t follow Ellie on the black diamond trails. Sometimes, things can be tough. Although Ellie responds well to chemo, each Friday’s treatment makes her feel sick for the day. It isn’t always easy being different from other 8-year-olds, but “as she’s gotten older, we try to keep her from focusing on that,” DeLucia said.
Ellie’s outgoing personality and leadership helps. “When she walks into a room, everyone knows her,” DeLucia said. Ellie loves performing, but she also loves helping people. She sees radio station Kiss 98.5’s Kiss Cares for Kids radiothon “as a personal mission,” her mother said. The radiothon raises money for the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where Ellie receives treatment. The first year the station invited Ellie to meet those involved. “I don’t think they knew what they were in for,” DeLucia said. Ellie was only 4, but talked to everyone, singing The Rolling Stone’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Ellie helps answer the phones and visit kids in the hospital, and enjoys the chance to perform. Ellie’s on another mission as well. The girl who lost her hair to chemotherapy at 4 now has long brown hair – and she’s planning to have it cut and donated to Locks of Love, an organization that gives hairpieces to kids with hair loss. “She’s really risen above the challenges and done beautifully. We’re very proud of her,” DeLucia said.
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Sprague’s restaurant is truly an area attraction that allows people to witness first hand the genesis of maple syrup from start to finish - from how the sap is gathered straight through the processing. Randy and his wife Toni opened the restaurant in 2001 so they could have a place to “show and display the historic operations of the maple industry.”
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When you walk in through the doors at Sprague’s, be prepared to be treated not like a king or queen but to be treated like family. Their rustic dinning area is peopled with quaint animated animals, especially a family of moose who seem to be tucked into dinner 24/7. There’s an owl who keeps time by hooting every few minutes, not that when you come to Sprague’s you want to keep track of time, and there’s even a whiley raccoon who periodically pops his head up to have a look around. “The animal décor was my wife Toni’s idea,” said Mr. Sprague as he took time out from stirring up a batch of his maple cream to talk with me. What is known now as Sprague’s Maple Farms began with a simple hobby. “I used to visit some farms in the area on the weekends - notably the Deschler Farm - and enjoyed it. I went home to try it on my own, it became a hobby and grew from there.” The Deschler Farm he spoke of was the original fully operational dairy farm that, he estimates, goes back about a century. Randy and his wife Toni opened the restaurant in 2001 so they could have a place to “show and display the historic operations of the maple industry.” At Sprague’s everything from baked beans to barbeque ribs are maple themed.
Aside from that they also make maple cream, maple sugar, jelly, and granulated maple sugar; in short everything at Sprague’s is 100% pure maple. They’ve been known to ship orders to Europe and provide lots of syrup to specialty shops across the country and offer goods packaged in jars imported from Italy. Sprague’s restaurant is truly an area attraction that allows people to witness first hand the genesis of maple syrup from start to finish - from how the sap is gathered straight through the processing. When I asked about their fabled Indian Village Randy said, “Legend has it that Indians were the ones who discovered how to make syrup; we have an area where we show [replicas] of artifacts that would have been used in that era.” Mr. Sprague spoke proudly of his antique sugarhouse, “We have a rustic sugarhouse on the hill that shows typically the way syrup has been made in the last couple hundred years from the pioneers up until the 20th century until about the 1905’s or ‘60’s when the industry changed quite a bit with new innovations.” There is a lot of history in sugaring passed down through the generations of makers in the maple industry. Maple gathering and processing is done between the end of February thru March and into April, so there is plenty of time to come and see how it’s
all done. In the summer months Sprague’s invites everyone to come and hike their marked trails and see their bird feeders that makes Sprague’s a pleasure to visit in an environmental education center where you can learn about forest ecology no less. In summer and fall they have wagon rides for all ages where you can fall in love with the picturesque countryside in as much luxury as a wagon can provide. Even in the off months when syrup production has halted, you can be rest assured their trails, sugarhouse and Indian Village will continue to be available and their gift shop will continue to sell their signature maple products year round. Sprague’s also is host to a wine tasting event where they are hoping to showcase a maple flavored wine, as well as an Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday before Easter, “which we use the entire hillside for that,” Mr. Sprague says eagerly. For whatever reason you may have, stop in to Sprague’s Restaurant where you can experience the hospitality of country living among friends. Sprague’s Restaurant is open from 8am-8pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am-9pm Friday and Saturday. For more information and directions log on to spraguesmaplefarms.com or call toll-free 800-446-2753 9am-5pm.
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Healthy Lifestyles The Importance of Time in Exercise and Weight Loss
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Question: Should I eat before a workout? If so, what should I eat before exercising? “What” and “when” you eat are both very important to your performance and health. Avoid beginning a workout when your blood sugar level is low - such as when you first awake. As well, your blood sugar level depletes when exercising. If exercising upon awakening, consume a piece of fruit or orange juice in order to first bring your blood sugar level up to an acceptable level. Avoid eating less than approximately 1 hour before exercising. Otherwise, your blood will be shunted to your stomach instead of to your muscles. What you choose to eat prior to exercising is important. The breakdown of carbohydrates begins immediately in our mouths when mixed with our saliva’s enzymes. They change into glucose, which is absorbed
in the small intestine and then released into the bloodstream. Our pancreas then secretes insulin into our blood, which allows our liver and muscles to remove the glucose out of our blood and store it as glycogen - or energy! Consume complex carbs rather than simple carbs (found in processed foods.) This is important in maintaining non-fluctuating blood sugar levels/glucose in our blood. Good fats give us a feeling of fullness (satiety). Fat also slows the absorption of other nutrients, allowing greater nutrient absorption. However, good fats take longer (approx. 4 hours) to digest than carbohydrates and should be consumed after exercising. Avoid eating good fats at least 4 hours before bedtime, as unused amounts will be directed to your body’s fat stores. Protein also takes approximately 4 hours to break down. This process commences in the acids of the stomach, moves to the small intestine where it is further broken down and then finally absorbed into the bloodstream. The liver is the major site for metabolizing protein. Protein should be consumed after a workout or a minimum of 4 hours before working out, if it is to be useful for the rebuilding of muscle and tissue. Question: How long should I rest in a Resistance Training (R.T.) workout and between workouts?
Insufficient rest time between sets and workouts can break muscle groups down while putting significant strain on the involved joint(s). If you rush a workout, then your performance level will suffer. I always stress to my clients, the slower you go in a resistance training exercise, the more value you get from the movement. In general, one set of 8 reps should take a minimum of 40 seconds to complete. Rest time between sets should be 30-60 seconds in duration, depending on the intensity of the exercise, load, as well as the fitness ability and age of the participant. A minimum of 24 hours is needed for recovery between workouts when exercising the same muscle groups. More intense workouts and older participants both require a longer recovery. Katherine Preston is a Registered Personal Trainer, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, Older Adult Specialist, and Fitness Instructor Specialist through the Canadian Fitness Professionals Assoc. Katherine founded and operates her own business ABSolute Fitness Training & Consulting, which offers Certified Personal Training and Nutrition Consulting in clients’ homes, in fitness facilities and as a referral for Post-Re-Habilitation patients. Questions? Comments? Contact Katherine at absfit@ cogeco.ca or visit her website at http://home.cogeco.ca/~absfit
Booths Remain for Olean Home & Garden Show OLEAN - Less than twenty booths remain for the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Garden Show, scheduled from Friday, April 9-Sunday, April 11 at the William O. Smith Recreation Center, 551 East State Street in Olean, across from Bradner’s Stadium. Anyone interested in reserving a booth is encouraged to call today. The Home Show offers interesting exhibits to inspire new ideas for fixing, maintaining, and enjoying living spaces with energy-saving products and services all under one roof! Back again this year, Cabot Cheese of Vermont will be showcasing its cheeses with cheese tastings planned throughout the show. Cabot Cheese is a farm family-owned company of 1,500 farmer-owners nestled throughout New England and Upstate New York. The multi-million dollar dairy products company produces butter, sour cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack, as well as their acclaimed premium cheddar cheeses. The Cattaraugus County Health Department will also be hosting their Water Tasting Test on Saturday during the Home Show. Come out and vote for the best tasting water in the county. From floor to ceiling, in the garden and in the kitchen, the Greater Olean Area Home and Garden Show offers the products, services, experts, and ideas to create your ultimate living environment. For more information on the Olean Home and Garden Show, please call Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Truth Or Consequences
An American Terrorist
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BY DOUG ARROWSMITH Question. What defines terrorism and how, when confronted with an unspeakable act, do we decide who the terrorists are? There is no doubt that the fanatical buffoons who flew the planes on 9/11 were terrorists and murderers. Right? Right. How then, in this age of the terrorist, can any American, no matter their political leanings, defend a similar attack on American soil? How could any patriotic American find a defense for a man who flies a plane into a federal office building with the sole intent of killing his fellow Americans? Joe Stack, the tax protestor who flew his little plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas last week was a narcissistic lunatic and a terrorist. He was no less fanatical in his beliefs than the men who piloted those nightmare planes on 9/11. That is the stone cold truth, but despite the evidence, there are still many Americans who feel some sort of warped kinship towards this idiot. Why? The answer lies somewhere in between the Tea Party movement of today and the militia movement that came to
prominence during the Clinton years. Somewhere between then and now the militia nut jobs took off their fatigues and put on suits and ties and started attending GOPAC meetings. If anyone thinks, for one minute, that there is a difference between the two movements, they are wrong. They are one and the same. If you paid any attention to the speeches that were made at last week’s GOPAC Convention or the Tea Party Convention the week before, you would have heard, mixed in with the rhetoric, the same sort of obvious nonsense that Stack the terrorist left behind in his crazed, online manifesto/suicide note. He rambled on for six pages about his fight with the IRS and how he was fighting for the rights of middle-class America. He confessed his hatred for the Catholic Church and the government, while at the same time using the same, tired “poor me I have to pay taxes” defense that seems so prevalent at Tea Party rallies from sea to shining sea. Six pages of this whining nonsense and I was ready to scream. He was ready to kill. The thing about Joe Stack that bugs me the most (besides the whole terrorist thing) is the fact that he had earned more in his lifetime than I ever will. He lived in a $200,000 house. He had a family and a career as a software engineer in one of the most upwardly mobile cities in the country. He owned a plane for God’s sake! Somewhere along the line Stack, not unlike his counterparts in Al Quaida, became brainwashed and obsessed. It wasn’t religion that became Stack’s obsession;
it was the fact that he had to pay taxes on his income. He kept coming up with excuses not to do it and he kept getting caught. As I said before, there is a segment of our society that simply doesn’t believe the rules should apply to them. They read the constitution differently than the rest of us and see the government as some sort of evil entity out to control our every movement and action. In their view and in Stack’s eyes, the people in that office building were nothing more than soldiers in an enemy army. In that respect Stack was half right. There was a soldier in that building and his name was Vernon Hunter. Vernon Hunter was the person Joe Stack murdered last week. He was the only person besides Stack to die that day. Vernon Hunter was a veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He came home from that hellhole, raised a family and went to work for the IRS. One day Mr. Hunter went to work and was murdered by a cowardly fanatic obsessed with money. End of story. The idiot politicians who refuse to call Stack a Terrorist while giving a veiled defense of his actions should have to explain themselves to Mr. Hunter’s family. The idiots who put up the Facebook page declaring Stack a hero should have to attend Mr. Hunter’s funeral and explain to the soldiers standing over the flag draped coffin just what it is that was so heroic about Stack’s actions. A terrorist is a terrorist. There is no other definition. Comments? E-mail Doug at shakedowndoug@hotmail. com
RED BULL BUTTER CUP: MARCH 6 ~ HOLIDAY VALLEY RESORT, NOON-4PM
February 25-March 4, 2010 ~ The Villager ~ Page 11
Salomon CONT. FROM FRONT PAGE a week-long trip to Mammoth, California to ski and hang out with the entire Salomon International Ski Team! “This is a huge chance for us to once again break ground in terms of events,” states Morgan. “We’ve never hosted a strictly free-ride ski event before, let alone hosted a slew of pros of this caliber.” The 42/78 Park Crew has worked tirelessly throughout the week, rebuilding and refining, and “pulling out all the stops,” according to lead park builder Chris Perks. The
Town CONT. FROM FRONT PAGE Councilman Ken Hinman expressed concern about adequate police coverage on Sunday afternoons. Chief Auge mentioned the need for the purchase of a new police vehicle. A Chevy Tahoe appears to be the best choice; approval was considered likely. Tax Collector Toni Higgs submitted a request to reimburse some citizens for overpayment of property taxes due to reassessment of their properties. A motion was made
Snakes CONT. FROM FRONT PAGE broke the stick.” The speeding sticks can be dangerous, which is why spectators are warned to stay back, well away from the action. Chris “Bundy” Jimerson has been busy this week preparing for the Snowsnake game, testing the track to see “what’s sliding and what’s not.” This year, the location of the track has been made more accessible to the public. It is usually built out of
Psychic CONT. FROM PAGE 5 the intuitive part, compassion and experience – all of that came together for me. The client would be bobbing their head like, ‘how do you know that?’ I said, ‘I don’t know that, I’m not telling you my personal opinions’,” Caswell said. Caswell’s psychic work has
Musical CONT. FROM PAGE 5 Geena Maybee, Brandon Jones, Therese Friedhaber, Austin Hill and Cheyenne Redeye. Mr. Jonathan R. Wilder is directing the production and conducting the orchestra, Mr.
Holiday Valley event will be slopestyle format, as Salomon has worked closely with the 42/78 Park Crew to ensure a fun, safe, and creative course. Salomon’s goal is to work with existing terrain of a resort as much as possible and be low impact. The event will be rider judged and a winner will be announced immediately following the event. There will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well, including full Salomon gear set-ups, iPods, etc. All participants will receive a free lunch and other swag courtesy of Salomon. The finals at Holiday Valley will takes place around 2pm, selecting an overall winner to join other Jib Academy
winners from all over the globe to converge on Mammoth Mountain, California. The event is free but skiers must provide a valid lift ticket or pass. Helmets are mandatory. Online pre-registration is closed for the Holiday Valley stop, with each event being limited to 60 participants. Salomon ensures the participation of professional coaches and pro athletes to put together an incredible event. Each event will have a dedicated photographer, videographer, and predetermined media. For more information on the event, head on over to www. salomonjibacademy.com or call Holiday Valley at 716699-2345.
and passed. Supervisor Burrell said he would have a meeting with members of the Town Board of Assessment Review; the Town is spending too much money defending itself against suits brought by citizens who disagreed with their tax assessment. He wants to review several cases that went to court. The council accepted a report from the Town architects regarding installing an elevator in the Town Hall building. Although the building is exempt from the mandate for wheelchair accessibility because of its historic status, the supervisor would like to see the building have wheelchair access
to the second floor. There was discussion about putting the elevator in a stairwell or on the outside of the building. Councilman John Northrup was concerned that an elevator shaft on the outside of the building would ruin its aesthetic quality. No action was taken. The board accepted a letter from the Village stating that the sewer rates to the Town would be increased. The board did not seem to feel that much could be done about this and the letter was accepted by general consensus. The regular meeting was adjourned so the board could move into executive session.
snow a few weeks in advance. The track then sits and hardens, and more snow can be added as needed. Jimerson explained that the sticks are shaped to about an inch in diameter, and then shaved smooth with a piece of broken glass. He expects to see anywhere from a dozen to eighteen teams show up this weekend. Teams are able to register on the day of the event. Pamphlets prepared by the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum explaining the game are being distributed by the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce. In them you will
find a brief history of the game, how a Snowsnake is made, how the game is played, and some notable facts. One such fact is that some stick throws have gone a mile in less than three minutes. Another is that even a bump in the track can cause the snake to jump off and fly out of control. The Snowsnake games will be held from 11am-5pm both days at the intersection of North Main and Rochester Streets in Salamanca. Event flyers can be found by logging on to the Seneca Nation’s website at www.senecanation.com
been featured on television, radio, newspapers and magazines. She has several published articles and is a regular contributor to the Psychic Observer. Her style, she said, is a blend of common sense and logic using traditional counseling and therapeutic techniques. She tries to balance the psychic information she receives with practical advice, calling upon her life experience. Caswell doesn’t focus on her client’s pasts, instead sharing
insight and clues to what is coming next in life. Caswell will be one of several psychics on-hand during the Psychic Readings Weekend. Come get insight into your life March 5-7 at the Dudley Hotel, located at 132 Main Street, Salamanca. To schedule an appointment, call the Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-945-2034 or Jane at 716-353-2592. Walk-ins are welcome if times are available.
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CONT. FROM PAGE 5 Nathan Eck who won $2,505 on February 13 in the Game Room. The winning never stops at Seneca Gaming and Entertainment where it pays to play. Seneca Gaming and Entertainment has Two Class II Gaming Facilities which include high-stakes bingo halls and gaming at both Salamanca and Irving locations, as well as luxury Poker Rooms located at the Salamanca Bingo facility and Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. Seneca Gaming and Entertainment is owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians.
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where they will have a bonfire and camp outside. They will also go for a nighttime, starlit hike and wake up early to get 1st tracks in the morning. The program offers tremendous opportunities, but Jennifer Courtney sums it all up best by saying, “Screaming Eagles is a great program for kids who are not interested in racing or freestyle, who just want to ski the whole mountain. We tailor instruction for each
individual’s needs while we are skiing. We give special tips on how to ski in the trees, racecourses, and terrain parks. We do not spend a lot of time talking about skiing. We ski lots and talk little!” You can’t really ask for more than that. To find out information on becoming a Screaming Eagle, call 6992345 and ask for Jennifer or Tony at the Mountain Sports Center.
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EMPLOYMENT Part Time Farm Help Wanted: Alpaca Herd Care. Please send resume to: PO Box 779, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Wanted: Part-time gardener for the Village of Ellicottville. Duties will be watering all flowers and beautifying Main Street. Time frame would be from the end of May until Mid-October, four hours per day. Anyone interested should call the Village Clerk’s Office at 716-699-4636.
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SERVICES AVAILABLE Homemade Baked Goods: Pies, cinnamon & pecan rolls, sweet breads (banana, apple walnut, pumpkin, lemon poppyseed, blueberry), cookies, salt rising bread & more. Available every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7am-8pm. Di’s Pies & Bake Shop at Pumpkinville, 4830 Sugartown Road, Great Valley. Stop at the bright red shop. Furniture Repaired, Refinished Or Replicated: New Solid Cherry Adirondack Chairs For Sale! FIVE POINTS, 716-938-6315. Visit fivepnts.com Interior Finishing By Tom Clauss: Painting, plastering, remodeling, repairs, restoration work, electrical, plumbing & more. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SPECIAL: DISCOUNTED PRICES! Free estimates. Call today! 716-949-9155. PERKS CONSTRUCTION: General contracting & remodeling. Your local carpenters with over 30 years experience! Insured, many references. Call Jeff Perks at 716-244-3559. Board Your Pet: At East Otto Country Kennel. Over 10 years of quality pet care. Clean & comfortable with covered outdoor patio, playtime 3 times a day. Grooming available. 716-5924011 or www.eastottocountrykennel.com. Woodcrest Pet Spa and Kennel: Treat your pet to the SPA experience at 140 Lincoln Ave. in Salamanca. OR maybe they need a vacation. Take a tour of our Kennel on Sawmill Run in Little Valley, at WoodcrestKennel.net or call SPA 716-945-2700, KENNEL 716-945-5799.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING: The Ellicottville Memorial Library Board of Directors will hold their annual meeting in the library at 6pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. The public is invited to attend.
RECOVERY ZONE FACILITY BONDS: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) authorized the issuance of many new bonds, including Recovery Zone Facility Bonds. These tax-exempt bonds may be issued for private development anywhere in Cattaraugus County (the “County”) designated as a Recovery Zone. Both the Cattaraugus County Legislature (the “County Legislature”) and County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) have designated the entire County as a Recovery Zone, allowing the issuance of Recovery Zone Facility Bonds for projects anywhere in the County. The County has received an allocation of $3,507,000 of bond volume limit for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, and, by action of the County Legislature, the County has assigned such allocation of bond volume limit to the Agency. Pursuant to the provisions of ARRA, the Agency must issue any Recovery Zone Facility Bonds authorized by such bond volume limit before January 1, 2011. A Request for Proposals developed by the Agency for use of such bond volume limit for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds is available at the Agency’s website, located at www. cattcoida.com. A printed copy of said Request for Proposals may be requested from Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Director, County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency, 3 East Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York 14731, Telephone (716) 699-2005, fax (716) 699-2942. If you have a project and are interested in tax-exempt financing, please contact Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Director, County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency, 3 East Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York 14731, Telephone (716) 699-2005, fax (716) 699-2942. COUNTY OF CATFARAUGUS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY By: Corey R. Wiktor Name: Corey R. Wiktor, Title: Executive Director
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 Monday, March 1, 2010 at 4:30 P.M. in the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York to consider: Zoning Board of Appeal Application No. ZBA-2010-02. An application by Daniel Mergenhagen (owner) of 9 Mechanic Street for an Area Variance of the Side Yard Setback and Accessory Building Allowable Square Footage requirements for platted lots in the Village of Ellicottville as established for the Village Residential (VR) zoning district as defined by Section 3A.2.C.2 and Section 3.A.2.H of the Village Zoning Local Law of 2009. The purpose for this Area Variance request is to allow for construction of a garage as an accessory use to the existing residential structure located at 9 Mechanic Street. The proposed garage is proposed to be 10 feet and 17 feet from the side property line with the Side Yard Zoning Setback for the Zoning District requirement being 10 feet with a 30 foot total side yard. The proposed size of the garage is 1,755 square feet with the Accessory Building Allowable Square Footage requirement being a maximum of 1,000 square feet. Application materials are available for review from the Village of Ellicottville Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer at the Town Hall, 1 West Washington 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, VILLAGE OF ELLICOTTVILLE, NEW YORK: The Village of Ellicottville Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 6:00pm at the Town & Village Hall, located at One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York re: Tentative Budget. A copy of the tentative budget is available at the office of the Village Clerk, and may be inspected during office hours: 8:00am till 4:00pm.
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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 DALE’S CHIMNEY SWEEP, INC.: Inspection, cleaning, repairs & woodstove/rain cap sales. 14075. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Stainless steel relining. Established in 1978. Insured, clean & professional. 716-699-4791. 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, ADOPTION: Loving couple wishes to adopt your newborn. Secure lift filled with much love New York 14070. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability & unlimited opportunities. Expenses paid. Please contact Larry & Joan at jktoots@netzero. companies may be organized under the New York LLC Law. com or call 1-866-203-4861 pin # 8238. 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 To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place This Week’s Difficulty Level: Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30334-1530. Purpose: any lawful activities. a number into each box so that each row across, each column ★ ★ ★ ★ Notice of Qualification of BenBilt Building Systems LP. Authority filed with NY Dept. of down, and each small 9-box State on 1/14/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Principal business address: 160 Westec square within the larger diagram Dr., Mount Pleasant, PA 15666. LP formed in DE on 2/23/98. NY Sec. of State designated (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT 9. In other words, no number Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon whom process may be will appear more than once in served. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of general any row, column, or smaller partner available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal 9-box square. Working with St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram Top Irish Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New with the missing numbers that York (SSNY) on January 28, 2010. Office in Cattaraugus County. SSNY is the designated will lead to the correct solution. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Good luck! 6184 Rt. 219, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Puropse: Any lawful purpose. Last Week’s Puzzle: SILVER FOX FARMS, LLC. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/21/2010. Of6 7 1 8 9 4 2 3 5 fice 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. 4 8 5 3 6 2 9 1 7 9 3 2 1 5 7 6 4 8 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”) 1 4 7 5 3 9 8 2 6 on 02/05/2010. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent 3 2 8 7 1 6 5 9 4 of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such 5 9 6 2 4 8 1 7 3 process served to: The LLC, 221 Homer Street, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act. 7 1 9 6 8 3 4 5 2 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Countywide Gravel, LLC. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State 2 6 4 9 7 5 3 8 1 (SSNY) 2/16/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon 8 5 3 4 2 1 7 6 9 whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 5800 Seneca Street, Elma, NY 14059. Purpose: any lawful activities.
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Fun Was Had By All at Both Ski Resorts in Ellicottville Last Saturday Penguin Paddle to Benefit the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley Resort
HoliMont Members Wasted Away the Day with a Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Apres Party
HV Freestyle Team Members Compete at Empire State Winter Games Last Weekend Local Qualifiers Traveled to Lake Placid for Boarder Cross Event
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