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Red Bull Butters Into Ellicottville Progressive Riders to Bring Creativity & Style to Contest at HV

20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162 Friday, March 5th, 7-11pm THE TODD EBERWINE BAND Saturday, March 6th, 5-9pm TOMMY Z BAND Landmark Balloons band that has become an international touring act and recording artists!

26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990 Thursday, March 4th, 8pm TELLING POINT Friday, March 5th, 9:30pm EXIT 20 Saturday, March 6th, 9:30pm SUPER TREAT Every Monday, 10pm MONDO MONDAYS With Jack Darvaset

20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530 Saturday, March 6th, 9pm-1am THE HEADERS Every Monday, 7-10pm BLUE MULE BAND Every Wednesday, 9pm-1am WAGNER & WINSTON Every Thursday, 7-11pm KUK & FREDDIE

The focus of the Red Bull Butter Cup event is to reveal how much style and creativity snowboarders can spread onto the custom made features also known as “butter pads.” In just its 2nd year, this contest is returning to Holiday Valley to challenge local riders to step it up. It all takes place this Saturday, March 6 at noon in the Holiday Valley Rail Park, located at the bottom of Mardi Gras. Photos/Bob Knab

Red Bull Butter Cup is returning to Ellicottville this Saturday, March 6, bringing one of the most creative and progressive contests in the country to the slopes of Holiday Valley. In just its 2nd year, this contest series (which started on the East Coast) has now expanded across the U.S. “We’re beyond stoked on this event,” states Holiday Valley’s Terrain Park Manager Pat Morgan. “Being one of the original stops on the series, and still providing one of the best contest

Saturday, March 6th, 9pm NEVER BEN Every Sunday Night KARAOKE With Bluesman Ferris

smooth buttering. Holiday Valley is also putting together a signature ending feature, dreamt up by the 42/78 Park Crew designer/builder Chris Perks. Regional riders will battle it out in a jam format event in Holiday Valley’s Rail Park (bottom of Mardi Gras), carving and spreading the snow like butter for cash and prizes. Overall style and creativity will help take the top honors. Pro division will take home a cash prize, and Amateur division will take home a grip of product

from sponsors Forum Snowboards, Special Blend & Foursquare Outerwear, Oakley Eyewear, and Bern Helmets. Registration will take place in the old Hearth restaurant from 10am-noon on the day of the event ($10 Amatuer, $20 Pro), with practice and qualifying heats getting underway at noon. Registration is limited to the first 100 riders. To learn more, visit www.redbullusa. com or or call 716-699-2345.

Teachers Bring Nature Into The Classroom Project WILD Training Sessions Continue to Aid Educators in Teaching Students About Wildlife Ecology

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venues on the east coast says a lot about what we have going on in the 42/78 Parks.” But what exactly is Red Bull Butter Cup? The focus of the event is to reveal how much style and creativity snowboarders can spread onto the custom made features also known as “butter pads.” Red Bull is bringing in four custom features for the resort, upon which riders will jib, bonk, tap and slide across the pads, making sure to lay it on the line with loads of

BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO WPIG 95.7 FM Area teachers are very familiar with Project WILD, as they’ve been using it for years to help educate students about wildlife ecology and the natural environment. Ongoing training continues in cooperation with the Pfeiffer Nature Center in Portville. The latest session is set for Tuesday, March

9 at the Portville Presbyterian Church from noon-3:30pm. Susan Avery is a naturalist at the Pfeiffer Nature Center, which encompasses 648 acres of wildlife preserve in southeastern Cattaraugus County. Avery conducts all of the Center’s education programs. She’s been trained through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. She came back with a

book of “highly interactive” lessons she can use “on pretty much any program” she teaches. Recently, she taught “Project WET” to Salamanca seventh graders during their career day. The Salamanca students learned about water quality for an “Adopt a Tree” program in which they are already involved. Project WET focuses on environmental topics like understanding the watershed, the water

cycle, and the relationship to plants and animals in the wild. So how does Project WILD work? As Avery explains, “If your scout group or church group calls and wants to know about predator-prey relationships, I can go into Project WILD (look it up) and have a variety of lessons. I pick one that works well for me, go into my supply SEE WILD PAGE 11

Louie Anderson To Appear In Salamanca

Sneak Peek

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel will Host the Comedian March 13; Tickets On Sale

In This Issue . . .

Stand-up comedian Louie Anderson will hit the Seneca Allegany Casino next Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 8pm. Anderson currently has regularly scheduled appearances in Las Vegas at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino and has starred in several HBO and Showtime specials. He is a frequent guest on Late Night talk shows. Anderson also produced a Saturday morning cartoon series for Fox called ‘Life with Louie’ based on his childhood with ten siblings; the show was a three-year hit from 1995-’98, after which he played host to Family Feud for three years, beating out Country singing icon Dolly Parton for the role. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at all Seneca Casino box offices, and all Ticketmaster locations.

Mardi Gras Next Weekend Gather Your Group, Create Your Costumes, and Sign Up for the Annual Parade!

Up Close & Personal: Holiday Valley Ski Patrol Gearing Up for Mardi Gras Food Drive ... page 8 Spring is not far now! Fear not ski enthusiasts; the fun at Holiday Valley is far from over. Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras parade is just around the bend and Bob Barbu, ski patrolman at Holliday Valley, is getting ready for his annual food drive at Quality Market.

Inside Business Track: Tickletown Trust & Trade of Humphrey to Open Super LocalMart ... page 8 Starting Earth Day weekend, people interested in buying all-natural sustainable living products will have a new place to shop in Humphrey. On April 23, Tickletown Trust & Trade will open their new Super LocalMart, which will feature locally sourced products from southwestern NY and northwestern Pa. that are biodegradable and sustainably grown and harvested.

Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in Ellicottville’s biggest and zaniest parade! Ellicottville’s annual Mardi Gras Parade will take place Saturday, March 13 at 6:30pm down main street. Wear your costumes, bring your instruments or create a float … the more the merrier! Log onto www.ellicottvilleny. com to get your application - time is running out! There’s NO entrance fee and NO reason not to join in the fun! You might even win one of the great prizes which 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. For more information, call the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce at 716-699-5046.


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March 4-10, 2010 ~ The Villager ~

Publisher’s Word FYI - Mardi Gras is NEXT Weekend ...

We’re starting, (just starting, mind you) to transition out of Ellicottville’s peak season, but fear not. With the base of snow we’ve been blessed with this year, I’ve got a feeling

we’ll be boarding and skiing until April! So, everyone should be happy. Those who can’t wait for springtime can finally see the (warm) light at the end of the tunnel. And if they can’t, then this is exactly what Florida was invented for. And the avid snowsports fans still have forty or so days of skiing left. Perfect or what? It’s certainly been a very busy, successful and fun winter season in this corner of the Enchanted Mountains. Thanks in no small part to Holiday Valley, HoliMont and our good ol’ Chamber, there’s been plenty to keep locals and visitors alike “phat and happy” during our snowy

months. Seriously, show of hands – who honestly can say they were bored this winter? Anybody? No one? I knew it … It’s a perfect recipe for fun each and every year. Add a dash of vertical, a sprinkle of snow, a tablespoon of gorgeous scenery and a spoonful of creative, dedicated individuals and this little village becomes a fabulous dish to pass year after year! So, dear readers, make plans for F-L-A later this month or next, but please take advantage of this wonderful time of the season in this magical little village. Until next week … Jeanine Zimmer

Correction: Phone Number Listing for Riley’s Please note an incorrect phone number which was listed in this year’s Ellicottville phone directory. The correct phone number for Riley’s Bar & Restaurant, located at 7734 Route 219, Ellicottville, is 716-699-2359. Residents/businesses who wish to make corrections to their listing information, or those interested in being included in next year’s directory, can submit their request by calling The Villager office at 716669-2058 or by e-mailing

National Recognition Two Locals Score Big at Wild Turkey Federation Event in Nashville

Two Great Valley residents took top honors during the recent Grand National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual convention, held Feb. 19-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. A pedestal mount of a Merriam’s gobbler shot in Montana collected Best of Category in the open-wing division for Kevin Burleson. David Halloran’s Crystal Mistress turkey call produced him the prestigious D.D. Adams Award.

NASHVILLE – Wildlife artist Kevin Burleson of Great Valley captured national recognition for his taxidermy skills at the Grand National Wild Turkey Taxidermy contest. The contest was held in conjunction with the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual convention held Feb. 19-21 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Ten. A pedestal mount of a Merriam’s gobbler shot in Montana collected Best of

Category in the open-wing division for Burleson. He won a bronze trophy and a check for $250. He also collected a blue ribbon in the strutting turkey category with a Rio Grande gobbler from Kansas. Both mounts were entered in the master’s division, the highest level of competition. Judging the competition was former national champion taxidermist Danny Owens of Texas.

“I went out on a limb so to speak, and entered a bird with its wings extended which allows more places for the judge to find fault. But attention to detail paid off and I won the category,” Burleson said. It was the first time he has won the best of category at the national level having twice collected best turkey in state-level competitions. Bird taxidermy requires the SEE TURKEY PAGE 11

Junior Alpine Skier to Compete in Italy Peter Martens, son of Clark and Theresa Martens of East Aurora, NY, will compete this weekend, March 6-7 at the World Junior Alpine Ski Championships in Valsugana, Italy. Peter, age 14, is one of three American boys to qualify for this event, competing for the Topolino Trophy. He qualified last March as the top ranking 13-year-old at the Eastern Junior Olympics held at Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks. His twin brother, Colin, finished a close 2nd at that event, but only one eastern skier was allowed to qualify. This prestigious event, held annually, attracts young skiers from over 40 nations.

Snowmobile Funding Registration Fees Benefit Catt. Co. Federation of Snowmobilers LITTLE VALLEY - Nine area snowmobile clubs that maintain trails in Cattaraugus County will benefit from the annual snowmobile registration fees collected by New York State. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently awarded Cattaraugus County, the municipal sponsor, $171,535.00 in funding to help improve and maintain the 353 miles of funded snowmobile trails in Cattaraugus County. The registration fees paid

by snowmobilers provide the funding to perpetuate a statewide system of trails thereby requiring no use of taxpayer funds. Representatives from the Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, Inc. attended a special ceremony last week in the Cattaraugus County legislative chambers to accept the grant award from the County Legislature. Snowmobiling has become more of a touring activity where enthusiasts ride 100 to 200 miles per day, spending substantial

amounts of money on fuel, food and lodging, which also means sales tax revenues for the County. Snowmobiling has become a major economic engine for some communities already with daily expenditures reaching $100 per snowmobiler. For more information on Snowmobiling in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County contact Cattaraugus County Tourism at 1-800-3310543 or visit our website at www.EnchantedMountains. com

Published Every Thursday / AD DEADLINE: Mondays at 4pm Publisher JEANINE ZIMMER


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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@ or PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731. The Villager is a Zimmer Media Publication.




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Chamber Ski Day at HoliMont is only one week away! Scheduled for Thursday, March 11, this 19th annual ski day sponsored by HoliMont, Dina’s and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce 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. This is a great deal! Take the day or the afternoon off and come on out and have some spring skiing fun with the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, 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! Call 699-2320 to register now or get your form at under Chamber Ski Day on the events page.

Printing Service Available at the Chamber The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they have purchased a new commercial color printer and will now be offering affordable, local printing in both black and white and color options. Black and white copies (8.5” x 11”) will be available for $0.12 each and color for $0.35. An 8.5” x 14” color poster on poster stock is also available for $0.90. Stop into the office Monday thru Friday from 8am-5pm and we will be happy to look after your printing needs!

Coming March 12th: Joe Wagner Band • Coming March 13th: Live & Kickin’ 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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The Ellicottville Gift Card can be purchased at the Chamber office Monday through Thursday from 8am-5pm and Friday from 8am-4pm. Cards may also be purchased over the phone by calling 800-349-9099 and in the gift shop at the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca.

Merchants and visitors alike throughout Ellicottville have become aware of what a great gift option the Ellicottville Gift Cards have become. Visitors have been streaming into the Chamber office to purchase the cards in varying denominations while local merchants have been happily checking out the recipients with their purchases. To this date the top ten Ellicottville Gift Card

redemption locations are: Holiday Valley Resort, The Silver Fox Restaurant, City Garage, E-Ville Spirits, Quality Markets, Red Door, Nature’s Remedy, Dekdebrun Ski Shop, Gado-Gado and Kwik Fill. Seventy-five percent of the gift cards sold have yet to be redeemed so if you are one of the lucky recipients, come and spend a night or two and enjoy your gift of Ellicottville!

Cards may be redeemed at the following merchants: Adams Corner, Alexandra, Anew Beginning Massage & Spa, Après, Ask Design Jewelers, Balloons Restaurant, Barn Restaurant, Birdwalk, Bruce Candles of Ellicottville, City Garage, Coffee Culture, Daff, Dekdebrun Ski & Snowboard Shop, Dina’s, Double Diamond Bar & Grill, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Ellicottville Oasis Day Spa, Ellicottville Optical, Ellicottville Pharmacy, ERA Vacation Properties, E-Ville Spirits, Falling Waters Spa at Holiday Valley, GadoGado, Gin Mill, Hoagies, Holiday Shoppe, Holiday Valley Resort, HoliMont, Ilex Inn, Jefferson Inn, Kabob Kafe, Kazoo II, Kwik Fill/Red Apple, Madigan’s, Nature’s Remedy, The Purple Doorknob, Red Door Ski Shop, Riley’s Bar & Restaurant, The Silver Fox, Suburban Blend, Subway, Sugar Pine Lodge, Sunrise Massage, Tamarack Club, Tangled Twigs, Tips Up Café, Village Wine Rack & Liquor Store, Watson’s Candies and The Wingate By Wyndham.

Upcoming in Ellicottville Friday, March 5: Free-Heeling Celebration at HoliMont – join HoliMont’s Telemark Crew for clinics, demos, videos, vendor displays and a Classic Tele Race. (see pg. 7) Saturday, March 6: Red Bull Butter Cup at Holiday Valley, noon-4pm – snowboarders will compete to spread their best “butter” moves on custom-made features. (see cover) 768 Broad Street Salamanca, NY 14779 (716) 945-4080 • 1-877-860-5130

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Tuesday, March 9: Psychic Night at Balloons, 6-10pm – Mediums Mike and Patty will offer 15-minute mini-readings for $20.00. Sign-up at Balloons beginning at 5:45pm. Thursday, Mar. 11: Chamber Ski Day at HoliMont – enjoy a full day of skiing, lunch, and an après ski party with appetizers and live band! Log onto

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. 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. Thursdays: Hatha Yoga Class for Beginners, 8:30-9:45am with Laura Solly, $10 per class.


March 4-10, 2010 ~ The Villager ~

‘Women Of Promise’

Come Experience What You Never Knew You Were Missing!

Indoor Rail Jam Returns April 3rd

Univ. of Pitt-Bradford Honors Three High School Students

Playing music for no reason whatsoever other than to have fun!

Mondo Mondays w/Rev. Jack Darvaset Super Treat

Saturday, March 6th, 9:30pm: Friday, March 5th, 9:30pm: Exit

Thursday, March 4th, 8pm: Telling Point 20

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Live Music This Weekend!

Pictured above, from left: Breea C. Willingham, visiting professor of journalism at St. Bonaventure University, who was the speaker for the afternoon; Kimberly Telaak of Ellicottville Central School, who was honored for athletics; Alyssa Bowser of Port Allegany, who was recognized in creative and performing arts; and Faith Benson of Allegany-Limestone Central School, who was recognized for community service.

Japanese animé, playing the clarinet, singing in various vocal groups and serving as editor of the school yearbook. Bowser plans to attend Clarion University and major in library science. Telaak, the daughter of Dave and Joyce Telaak, was recognized for her excellence in sports and leadership. She is the captain of both the girls’ soccer and basketball teams and led her soccer team to achieve an academic excellence award given to teams that have a GPA of 90 percent or higher. Telaak is ranked first in her class. In addition, she is student council president and played an integral part in coordinating a Students Against Destructive Decisions event in the fall that involved not only students, but also the state police, county legislators and the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s office. She volunteers with her church, the Salvation Army and 4-H, has chores on her family farm and works two part-time jobs. Her guidance counselor, Tammy Eddy, wrote that

Telaak “is a natural leader who is respected by her teammates as well as her coaches. She has been a great role model for her peers by demonstrating excellent time management skills, a tremendous work ethic and an amazing personality.” Telaak said that she draws inspiration from the people around her. “In my parents and the wonderful faculty I have had around me at Ellicottville Central School, I have observed hard work, dedication and passion in their everyday actions that push me to show them the best of my abilities as well.” She plans to attend the State University of New York Brockport, majoring in nursing and playing on the women’s soccer team. This is the 14th year that the Pitt-Bradford Staff Association and the Women’s History Celebration Committee have recognized area “Women of Promise.” Guidance counselors from local high schools are asked to nominate eligible seniors for the awards. A selection committee at Pitt-Bradford then reviews those nominations.

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BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford honored three high school students as “Women of Promise” for their achievements in athletics, community service, and the creative and performing arts at a luncheon held this past Monday, March 1. Breea C. Willingham, a PittBradford alumna and visiting professor of journalism at St. Bonaventure University, gave the keynote address titled, “I’m Not Supposed to Be Here.” Being honored were Faith Benson of Allegany-Limestone Central School for community service; Alyssa Bowser of Port Allegany High School for creative and performing arts; and Kimberly Telaak of Ellicottville Central School for athletics. Benson, the daughter of Don and Lucy Benson, was honored for her social justice work raising money and awareness for victims of the war in Darfur and homeless Americans, among others. As a freshman, Benson held three benefit concerts and sold bracelets to raise several thousand dollars for victims of the war in Darfur. This academic year she and a few classmates started a program to raise money for the homeless by sleeping outside in cardboard boxes in icy weather. Benson also participates in several hands-on programs as a volunteer at church fundraisers, Waters Nursing Home, the Warming House soup kitchen in Allegany and at St. Luke’s Mission soup kitchen in Buffalo. She plans to attend Colgate University and pursue a degree in international relations. She would also like to spend a year volunteering in Africa, earning a law degree and advocating for the women of the Sudan. Bowser, the daughter of Scott and Kim Bowser, is a multi-talented student who simultaneously pursues

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Psychic Night Returns to Balloons March 9 E’VILLE - Balloons is pleased to announce the return of Mediums Mike and Patty. They are back after many requests. These two very gifted Mediums will share the messages they receive in mini-readings on Tuesday, March 9 from 6-10pm; the cost is $20.00 per reading. The readings are 15 minutes, however, as Mike and Patty have explained: “sometimes, ‘Spirit’ has important information for the recipient and we don’t interrupt ‘Spirit’ when they are talking.” We will start the sign-up sheet at 5:45pm. As with all things, it is better when shared with friends - why not make an evening of it? You can feed your soul and your belly all in one place! Brad will have some “spirits” behind the bar for you too! We look forward to seeing you … and perhaps there is someone on the other side looking forward to seeing you too!

Read Across America Channel 2’s Kevin O’Neill Visits Salamanca to Celebrate Dr. Seuss SALAMANCA - Kevin O’Neill, feature reporter with Channel 2 WGRZ TV and “Daybreak” – the #1 morning show in WNY - visited Prospect Elementary this past Tuesday, March 2, Dr. Seuss’s 106th Birthday. He interviewed students and teachers, watched the children as they “Dropped Everything And Read” (“DEAR time”), had a bite of “Green Eggs & Ham,” and then saw the “Cat In the Hat” fun and games being played in the gymnasium. All of this is part of Prospect’s celebration of Read Across Kevin O’Neill enjoyed his “Green Eggs & Ham” with one of America Week which continues the classes at Prospect Elementary this past Tuesday, where students are celebrating “Read Across America” all week long. through this Friday, March 5.

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Participants from Olean and Salamanca BOCES classrooms along with non-BOCES classes from Allegany Limestone, Catt-LV, Hinsdale, Olean, Portville, Randolph, West Valley, Ellicottville and Salamanca took part on the first day, March 2 (pictured above). On the second day, March 3, participants from Allegany County and Pioneer classrooms along with non-BOCES classes from Pioneer, Genesee Valley, Bolivar Richburg, CubaRushford, Wellsville, Fillmore, and Whitesville participated. Photos/Gary Kinn


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Approximately 700 students from Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES and District Special Education classes participated in the 5th annual Winter Carnival held at the Holiday Valley Tubing Park this past Tuesday and Wednesday, March 2-3, 2010. The Tubing Park is located at 5673 Bryant Hill Road in Ellicottville. A total of 6 activity areas

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All season HV team members have proven themselves on the slopes of WNY and now their hard work has paid off. At Copper they will get to match up with some of the best skiers and riders in their age bracket from all over the country, in events such as boardercross, slopestyle and halfpipe.

March is here and April is just around the corner. For most of us that means the 2009-‘10 ski season is coming to a warm weather end. Soon the sound of snowmaking will be replaced by the buzz of golf carts throughout the hills of Holiday Valley. So before you break out that new nine-iron make sure you get as many late season turns in as possible. Post snow season withdrawal is a terrible feeling to put yourself through. For a talented group of WNY athletes, April actually means even more skiing and snowboarding … at Copper Mountain, Col. of all places. Not a bad way to end the season. Why will they be heading to Copper? So they can compete at the USASA Nationals in events

like Boardercross, Slopestyle, and Halfpipe. This season Nationals will begin on April 3 and run through April 9. All season these skiers and snowboarders have proven themselves on the slopes of Western New York and now their hard work has paid off. At Copper they will get to match up with some of the best skiers and riders in their age bracket from all over the country. There’s no doubt about it - the slopes of Copper will be an exciting place to be one month from now. An impressive selection of the Holiday Valley Snowboard Team, along with a couple upand-coming skiers, have already qualified for Nationals in various disciplines. Team riders Dilli Oliver, Mia Wild, Carly

Harrington, Cameron Oliver, and skier Patrick Robinson along with Snowboard Team Coaches Joe Rank, James Wangelin, and Ron Harrington have all qualified for the Boardercross competition. In Slopestyle: Dilli Oliver, Ellie Nuchereno, Mia Wild, Natalia Palombi, Carly Harrington, Cameron Oliver, Adam Hawkswell, and skier Cooper Harrington have all jumped, spun, and jibbed their way into National qualification. Finally in Halfpipe: Dilli Oliver, Ellie Nuchereno, Erica Stefnitz, Carly Harrington, Cameron Oliver, Eric Williams, and skier Cooper Harrington are the team members who have qualified to ride the SuperPipe at Copper. There is a long list of kids still awaiting an invitation to Nationals based on the overall season rankings from this season’s competitions. That list includes: James Strange, Caitlyn Shabloski, Hannah Fincle, Nicholas Palombi, Rachel Nuchereno, Jenna Wild, Spencer McCarragher, Paula Jean Frontino, Gina Frontino, Connor Hawkswell, William Walters, Chris Hudak, Nicholas Palombi, Jordan Gabryel, Robbie Knab and Erik Doyle. Depending on how many athletes decide to accept the invitation, Holiday Valley could easily make the WNY Region the most represented region at Nationals. Great job and best of luck to all of the competitors representing Holiday Valley at the 2010 USASA Nationals!


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This Friday, March 5, free-heeling skiers will gather on the slopes of HoliMont Ski Club for the 3rd annual Telemark Festival. “Free Heel Fling� includes 2-hour clinics for all levels, an all-day lift ticket, event t-shirt, raffle, demos, and socializing with other tele-kin.


Telemark Skiing: “The Newest Old Sportâ€? is best described as skiing down hill on cross country skis. Telemark skiing or tele-skiing originated in the Telemark region of Norway in the 1860’s. Sondre Nordheim, a Norwegian from the area, entered a ski race down an almost impossible hill. While skiing on wooden skis, leather boots and bindings, just holding the toe in place, he split his stance, moving one foot forward and raised the heel while sliding the other ski backâ€? ‌ ta da! The first telemark turn f took him gracefully down the t hill to win the race. Skiing has t never been the same since. Nordheim also invented the Christy where the skis match after a turn. This lead to parallel skiing which spread to the U.S. t Although the telemark style was still skied in Norway, it almost became extinct elsewhere. It

just wasn’t needed on our neatly groomed slopes. But sometime in the 1960’s, one hundred years after Nordheim first dropped his knee, backcountry skiers in Vermont and Colorado were rediscovering the tele-turn. They were looking for untracked powder and great lines away from the groomed trails. They beefed up their leather boots and skis and headed to the woods. Skinny skis and deep snow made it difficult to turn unless you lengthened your stance to make the skis longer and more stable ‌ ta da! The tele-turn was reborn! Today’s equipment has come a long way from the long wooden skis, willow bindings and leather boots of Nordheim’s day. With plastic boots with vibram soles and flexible toe bellows, shaped skis with crazy names like Work Stinks, She’s Piste and new types of bindings, tele-skiing has become much easier and more powerful. What once was a sport for skiers hidden in the trees and back woods is now present right under the chairlift. Tele-skiers

are ripping up the bumps, flying through terrain parks, skiing the groomers, race courses, the trees and everything in between using a variety of turns ‌ not just telemark turns, but all the turns of the alpine skier too! The beauty of tele-skiing is it’s versatility. The skis are light and the heels are free. This Friday, March 5, freeheeling skiers will gather on the slopes of HoliMont Ski Club in Ellicottville, NY for the 3rd annual Telemark Festival called “Free Heel Fling.â€? Although telemark skiers are a minority on the slopes of Western New York, they are growing in number. On any given day one can see a posse of skiers gracefully bending the knee, genuflecting down the hill. HoliMont’s Free Heel Fling includes 2-hour clinics for all levels, an all-day lift ticket, event t-shirt, raffle, demos, and socializing with other tele-kin. This is the time to start tele-ing ‌ isn’t it time to get rid of your training heels? Come join us on March 5!

The Ski Guru Washington Was Right

BY DAN BALKIN HOLIMONT SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL The state of Washington, that is. More specifically, we are referring to the town of White Pass, Washington – the home of 1980s American ski sensations Phil and Steve Mahre. During that decade of big hair and neon ski suits, these racing twins put the U.S. back in the spotlight on the World Cup circuit, and even managed to win the gold and silver medals in slalom at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo. During this same period, there was a HoliMont member who was also racing for the U.S. Ski Team on the World Cup circuit: Cindy Goodin (formerly Oak). For my money, Cindy is still HoliMont’s most exquisite skier. Her style is a blend of incredible grace and efficiency – and it is beautiful to behold. To our benefit, Cindy is another former U.S. Ski Team member giving back to HoliMont as a coach. One day while a guest of

Barry and Cindy Goodin at their Ellicottville home, I noticed one of Cindy’s U.S. Ski Team Yearbooks. I asked Cindy if I could look at it and happily began to flip through the pages. One of the images captivated me: it was of Phil Mahre doing a slalom turn. This was still the era of the straight (non-shaped) ski. Mahre had his two skis bent into such deep reverse camber that they looked like two pretzels. I immediately realized that before shaped skis, world-class racers such as Phil Mahre and Cindy Oak created their own “shaped skis� by bending their skis into a deep reverse camber. The balance and skill required to do this was incredible, and that’s why most of us spent our days on straight skis doing a great deal of skidding. One of the techniques that Phil Mahre pioneered to accurately carve on 207cm straight skis was called the “White Pass Turn� (WPT). The good news is that the WPT is just as effective on shaped skis – and far easier to execute. Basically, the WPT is a maneuver that allows our center of mass to flow down the hill smoothly and gracefully at the initiation of each turn (as we switch edges). Whenever I feel my skiing is a bit out of sync, the first thing I do is ask myself if I am executing White Pass Turns. To simplify things, let’s first describe a traditional ski turn that does not employ the WPT. Imagine we have just finished a turn to the left and are preparing to turn right. When we finish the turn to the left where is our weight? (Feel free to now take a sip of whatever beverage is in

front of you while you ponder the answer.) Correct! Most of our weight is on our right or downhill foot when we finish a turn to the left. In a non-WPT you would then transfer your weight from our right foot to our left foot to INITIATE the right turn. But a WPT initiation is different. The weight IS NOT immediately transferred at the INITIATION of the turn from one foot to the other. For A SPLIT SECOND we leave our weight on the downhill ski we finished our turn on as we initiate a turn in the new direction (switch edges). Put another way - in a WPT you INITIATE your left turn off your left foot and your right turn off your right foot. Notice that I said INITIATE. If we ski all the way around on our left foot as we turn left (or viceversa with our right foot as we turn right) there is an excellent chance we will topple over into the hill. (After this split second INITIATION (edge change), you let your weight naturally drift over to your downhill ski during the turn – just as you always do.) And why is this important? Think about a bike. Believe it or not – you have already executed many thousands of White Pass Turns – as a kid on your bike. You quite naturally let your center of mass tip to the inside on a bike turn and let the forward momentum (aka centripetal force) hold you up. You can get the same intoxicating feeling of tipping into a ski turn if you practice the WPT. By doing a SEE SKI PAGE 11

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Spring is not far now! Fear not ski enthusiasts; the fun at Holiday Valley is far from over. Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras parade is just around the bend and Bob Barbu, ski patrolman at Holliday Valley, is getting ready for his annual food drive at Quality Market. For 13 years the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol has collected money, cases of food and other necessary general household items that people are having a hard time affording right now. Mr. Barbu is urging everyone to scour their pantries to help others in need and bring these items from home or wherever you may find nonperishable and canned food items. Mr. Barbu started the drive 14 years ago when a friend from Canada gave him the idea on how he could give back to his community. Mr. Barbu is a national ski patrolman here in New York as well as Ohio so, as he says, “It was a natural choice since Ellicottville

helped me raise my sons; the food drive was a way to pay Ellicottville back.” Barbu was a single parent who was taken in by his friends in the community to the point where his children could call home and simply say, “Dad, we’re over at Brian’s house and he’ll bring us home after supper.” Mr. Barbu was a teacher and taught grades 6th through 12th as well as teaching college students. He came to Ellicottville in 1963 for one simple reason: “Skiing!” he says with the zeal of a true fan of the sport. When the time came for him to give back to the community that so lovingly adopted him, he wanted to bring a humanistic approach to helping the citizens of Ellicottville. With the economy still in a slump, there are more people in need than ever and it is important for everyone to come together and think of ways that everyone might help those in need. The food drive was designed to lend support to the Ellicottville

United Church food pantry where the community that he says “helped me raise my three sons” can now benefit from his legacy. But don’t think you will come away from your generous donations without anything besides a warm hearted feeling that will keep the chills away during the cold nights, because those who stop by Quality Market Friday evening or Saturday will receive a strand of Mardi Gras beads to wear during the weekend events. Last year the drive raised $1,700 and this year the goal is to top last year’s record. If you are unable to come to Quality, there are several other options open: during the parade on Saturday evening there will be several ski patrolmen walking down each side of the street during the parade, collecting food and monetary donations. You can also come to the Holiday Valley Skiers Services, where donations will be accepted all week long. Mr. Barbu recalls a saying ski patrollers have: “A passion for skiing and compassion for others. Our job both on and off the ski slopes is to help others, so now we ask that you please help us, to help others.” The Food Drive will be held at Quality Markets on Friday, March 12 from 4:30-9pm and Saturday from 10am-9pm and will coincide with the Ellicottville Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, March 13. Among the items that can be donated, the drive will gladly accept items like paper towels, tissue paper, toilet paper, or toothpaste. For more information about participating in the parade log onto the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce website at www. and for more information about the food drive feel free to contact Bob Barbu on the internet at or call 440-668-3773.

Tim Hortons in Salamanca Gets the Okay SALAMANCA – Construction could begin in early April for a Tim Hortons restaurant at 567 Broad Street, following recent approval by the city’s Planning Board. The 1,640 sq. ft. building between the Parkview Supermarket and Messenger Street will include a drive-through and 24 parking spots. The entrance will be from Broad Street, adding to an already congested area of entrances to Parkview, Veterans Park and the Iroquois Drive entrance to Salamanca High School. State Department of Transportation officials who previously looked at the area for consideration for a traffic light have ruled that out, maintaining there is not enough traffic.

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BY ERIC HUND Starting Earth Day weekend, people interested in buying all-natural sustainable living products will have a new place to shop in Humphrey. On April 23, Tickletown Trust & Trade will open their new Super LocalMart, which will feature locally sourced products from southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania that are biodegradable and sustainably grown and harvested. Tickletown Trust & Trade was built around 1865, and it operated as Humphrey’s General Store until it closed in 1998 by owner Lois Hilton because of her disinterest in the quality and construction of the products she was selling. Hilton wanted to create a business that promoted a more earth-friendly approach, and reopened the general store in 2002 as a cooperative that hosts workshops teaching gardening, tree pruning and winemaking as well as full moon potlucks

celebrating earth. She wants to return the building to its role as a vital community hub and gathering space that would allow local artisans and crafters who specialize in producing environmentally friendly products sell their wares while promoting the local economy. “At Tickletown Trust & Trade, we believe that if we rely on our neighbors for our necessities, and re-learn traditional arts and skills, we can create a vibrant, self-sufficient local economy,” said Hilton. The store will operate as a notfor-profit organization, with all vendors paying a monthly rent and contributing four hours per month helping to staff the store. Tickletown Trust & Trade spokesperson Stephanie English said, “Sustainability is a journey, not something that can be arrived at with certainty. So, with our product criteria, we are trying to open people’s imaginations to what could be. I think having parameters or limits can inspire greater creativity. And our goal is to


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My name is Erica Walker. I am 35 years old. I have most recently been attending Erie Community College in hopes of attaining my Registered Nursing degree. I have about another year before I complete it. However, I’ve decided to take a break from it while attending to my most recent illness. I am trying to be brave and stay healthy enough until I can receive a kidney transplant. Doctors say I’m fairly young to be diagnosed with CKD. I have been receiving dialysis treatments for about a year now. I worked at Interstate Baking Company for 10 years prior to the plant closing a few years back. They made Wonder Bread and Hostess products right here in Buffalo, NY. My boyfriend, Jim, and I have recently purchased and moved into our first home. We’re very excited. Our plans are to marry and raise a family here in Cheektowaga. If you are blood type “A” and would like to be Erica’s living kidney donor, please call Jeanette Ostrom at 716-450-8958 or e-mail Erica at To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world. Thank you from the Western New York Kidney Connection.

BY DR. DIONNE KRESS Over the last few weeks, the Winter Olympics have drawn the attention of people across the globe. Many have had eyes glued to the television as their favorite Olympic athlete competed for the Gold. As I watched the Winter Olympic Games, I could not help but wonder what made them different from the average person. I sat, watched, and wondered if it was their physical ability that made them unique, the power of their mind, use of emotional control, focus and perseverance … what made them succeed? How did they overcome the pain of injury, maneuvering an entire mountain at speeds I would not drive my car. What kept them focused and in control when their peers crashed one after the next just before crossing the finish line? For three weeks, I observed sport after sport awe struck by the mental stability, focus, and control of the Olympic athletes. I could not help but wonder whether others could be inspired toward exceptional performance. I wanted to know what these Olympians understood about success that I might be missing. I started to research the experience, knowledge and passion Olympic athletes possess that

others may not. I wanted to understand why these elite athletes achieved success again and again. As I watched the athletes winning medal after medal, I felt inspired and wanted to understand the core of their enthusiasm and positive attitude, as I found it to be contagious. I began to observe behaviors that made me believe these people were on a mission, thinking differently than most, taking action, and producing results. My research uncovered some basic and familiar principles that Olympians live by, resulting in amazing success. Courage - it is courage that separates the winners from the losers. Olympians have the courage to act and endure. Past, present, and future success all depends upon their courage. Courage is demonstrated through action. So what is it that inspires courage in the elite? Challenges. They continuously take on challenges knowing that is what will make them great. Self-belief - a person will never accomplish anything great in life until they can believe there is something inside of them bigger than the surrounding circumstance. Selfbelief comes from within, but is also inspired by those around you. Each Olympian surrounds themselves with a support system of people who believe in them. Perseverance - the drive to never quit. I believe that if you don’t give up you still have a chance to achieve your goals. Knowing that if you persevere you still have a chance gives you knowledge and power to continue boldly pursuing what you aspire to achieve. The Olympic athletes I watched persevered pain, defeat, and the competition. Goal setting - I have often stated that if you don’t know

where you are going, how will you know when you have arrived? Olympic athletes have dreams defining their success. Goals help to define and appreciate dreams. It is important to set goals but more important to achieve them. Visualization - you have to be able to see yourself succeed. Watching the women’s downhill demonstrated the power of visualization. Each athlete, in preparation for her run would sit, eyes closed and move her body as if to be taking the run. Each concentrated on turns, jumps, and the moves they would make winning them the Gold. Self-talk - we all have that tiny voice in your head, you know the one we either listen to or quickly try to quiet, well Olympians listen. They understand wholeheartedly that what they say influences what they think and what they think effects how they perform. What we do and say, our selftalk, becomes habit. Habits determine our results. When you are not satisfied with your results, simply changing your actions will not lead to success, because we easily revert to old habits. Old habits can only be positively influenced with effective self-talk. Being inspired by these amazing elite athletes made me reconsider how I approach my personal drive to succeed. As I observed the elite, I began to think what might happen if I sought after my personal goals like an Olympic athlete. What if I “trained” for what I desired to achieve so I could win the Gold. The seven basic principles resulting in success are not unfamiliar, so my training has started. I plan to win the Gold! Questions? Comments? E-mail Dr. Dionne Kress, DM at or visit her website at

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Every April, through no fault of my own, I join the growing ranks of unemployed Americans. Plenty of other seasonal workers in Ellicottville join me. I, however, am one of the lucky ones. We shut down in April for maintenance and general housecleaning, and reopen in May. The month off is, in a way, refreshing after the long ski season, but to tell you the truth, I’d rather be working. There’s usually an unpaid waiting week involved before I get my first unemployment check, and when the money finally does arrive, it’s a fraction of my usual weekly salary. It usually takes me at least two months to recover financially from our brief layoff. As I said earlier, however, I’m one of the lucky ones. At least I know I’m going back to work. Millions of other Americans aren’t as fortunate. To them, unemployment is a lifesaver. It’s the only thing keeping them from drowning in a sea of debt. Enter Republican Senator Jim Bunning. Bunning has never worked an honest day in his life. He’s always been wealthy. Before

going into politics he was a professional athlete. He has the rosy glow of a well-fed Kentucky gentleman. Bunning doesn’t have the faintest idea what it feels like to wonder if his family will get fed or go hungry. He has no idea how humiliating it can be to be out of work. Bunning is an aristocratic elitist manning the puppet strings of the American poor. He’s a scumbag in other words. A scumbag who’s retiring at the end of the year and doesn’t have to deal with the political repercussions of his actions this week. Senator Bunning, in case you missed it, single handedly stopped a vote last week that would extend emergency benefits to millions of unemployed Americans. The bill also covered the COBRA health insurance subsidy, funds for federal flood insurance programs, Medicare, small business loans and the transportation department. As a result of his one-man filibuster, four-hundred thousand Americans stopped receiving unemployment checks this week. More than two thousand construction workers for the Transportation Department were sent home without pay, and emergency health insurance programs for the out-of-work were suddenly brought to a screeching halt. A sneering Bunning, when confronted by another Senator about his actions, defended himself with profanity and a middle finger. It’s not clear who his profanity-laced tirades are directed at - his colleagues in the Senate or the American people? Bunning claims that he actually supports the bill that he’s been holding up. What

he doesn’t support is the ten billion dollars that will be added to the deficit. At least that’s what he says. In reality Bunning could care less about the deficit. He had no problem creating it when he voted to provide funding for our trillion dollar war on terror. He had no problem voting for the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and he has no problem with his taxpayer funded Senate health care or receiving his taxpayer funded pension when he retires at the end of his current term. Bunning is an angry, bitter old cracker who feels that the American people owe him a debt of gratitude for his years of service. He’s angry because he’s not being sent off to his old Kentucky home with a fireworks display and a place in the history books as some sort of Confederate savior. Bunning’s last gasp at politics is nothing more than a good old flip off to the people who had the audacity to kill the dream of a permanent Republican majority. His major complaint at the end of his first day of cutting off the vote for the bill was that he was forced to miss the Kentucky Wildcats college basketball game. Poor fella. So congratulations Senator Scumbag. You may finally be remembered for something. You may just be the first Senator in history to be sent off the floor into retirement by getting punched in the face by Senator Droopy Dog Harry Reed. When your unemployed constituents show up on your front lawn all hopped up on Jack Daniels looking for revenge, don’t bother calling the police. They just got laid off. Comments? E-mail Doug at


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closet, and see if I’ve got what I need to use. Then off I can go, with very little preparation, and have a wonderful lesson” which meets student needs. Lessons are available to all age groups, “everyone from pre-K through adults and senior citizens.” Another example of using Project WILD is her monthly presentation to a group of retired Dresser-Rand Steelworker employees in Olean. Avery was invited to do a program on oldgrowth trees. “And in it, I’m using a ten-minute lesson from Project WILD … I try to make it an interactive experience.” Avery also notes that Pfeiffer Nature Center hosted Project WET for a teacher training day in the Olean City School District. There were 26 participants. Next week, eighteen people are scheduled to take the Project WILD teacher training. The program is jointly sponsored by BOCES and the CattaraugusAllegany Teacher’s Center. Joyce Ermer teaches home economics at Portville High School, and has a keen interest in biology. Though it has been several years since she used Project WET, she still sees the value in getting the kids outdoors

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craftsman to preserve and stretch the skin with the feathers over a urethane foam manikin and wire armature. Turkeys also require the painting of the freeze-dried or artificial head. Burleson has been practicing taxidermy for more than 26 years and specializes in turkeys. He also collected a third place with a deer head in the professional division. He is the Democratic Election Commissioner for Cattaraugus County’s Board of Elections. David Halloran’s Crystal Mistress turkey call produced sounds seductive enough so that judges at the Grand National Hunting Call Competition in Nashville found it to be the best. Halloran, of Great Valley, NY

Ski CONT. FROM PAGE 7 WPT (initiating of your left foot to turn left and vice versa), your center of mass MUST flow to the inside of the turn just like a kid making a swooping turn on a bike. One important tip: a kid on a bike soon learns that he must have enough forward momentum to tip into a turn. Don’t try the WPT on your first turn – you will probably fall into the hill. Wait until your

Business CONT. FROM PAGE 8 of the everyday products they sell in stores. “Our mainstream economy has fractured our social lives from our economic ones, and we’d like Tickletown to help fuse those parts of our lives together again - and cut out a whole lot of fossil fuel in the process.” While they are just starting initial reviews of some products, they are looking at braided rag rugs, decorative gourds, wooden children’s toys, wooden bowls, either unfinished or finished with beeswax, beeswax candles and soaps. Other items they hope to sell include leatherwork, basketry, woodwork, recycled fabric quilts and clothing, and non-dyed or naturally dyed yarn work. The nearer the source of the products’ raw materials to the store, the more likely they would sell the product. They are also looking into selling alternative energy products and are looking to form a chapter of Co-op Power in the area. In 2006 Hilton received a







. . . . . . . forever! Project WILD requires advance preperation. Here, Amy Kochum of the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, who will be leading Project WILD, meets with Steven Kellogg, a volunteer naturalist with the Pfeiffer Nature Center.

to experience nature. “We had four activities the kids could pick to go through for the day. And the kids had a great time.” Ermer feels that without a love and knowledge of the outdoors, “these kids growing up will not make decisions based on good reasoning,” such as when they might serve on a town board. “It (instruction) should be done

right on up through all the age levels.” Ermer noted that it can be difficult for classroom teachers to find the time to make use of the wildlife workshop materials for their students. Additional info about Project WILD can be obtained by contacting Susan Avery at 716933-0187 or e-mail naturalist@

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became the youngest call maker ever to win the prestigious D.D. Adams Award for the best pot call. He’s only 23-years-old. But his victories weren’t limited to his newest crystal call; Halloran also won first place slate call and his glass call took fourth place at the National Wild Turkey Federation annual convention in Nashville. A weekend earlier, Halloran entered seven calls in the Georgia Wildlife Federation Callmakers Contest in Perry. Ga. and took home seven ribbons including Best of Show, Best of Category pot call, first place glass call and first place short boxcall. This on the heels of his double victory in the Turkey and Turkey Hunting Magazine Grand Slam Turkey Call Contest last December. Halloran took the best pot call with a Cacklin’ Crystal and also won best box call with a purpleheart and cedar parquet-

checkered-short box. “It’s been a knockout year for my calls and I look forward to getting out in the woods,” Halloran said. The Crystal Mistress is made of laminated soft maple and cedar. It is designed to have a high-pitch nasally front end leading into a barking raspy yelp, Halloran said. The winning call sold at live auction for $700 as collectors clamored over it. “The calls may have wreaked havoc in the competitions this year, but the real devastation will occur in turkey season when countless customers take the calls to the woods,” Halloran added. Halloran has been making turkey calls since he was 12 and has been winning awards since he was 17 years old. He is a 2004 graduate of Ellicottville Central School and is the son of Mike and Margie Halloran.

second turn, when you have adequate momentum built up to let centripetal force (forward momentum) hold you up. Why do we want our center of mass to the inside of a ski turn? #1) Most importantly, it is a fun feeling! #2) It creates a strong connection between our hips and our ski edges. If we direct our hips to the inside of a turn (think of the analogy of a kid making a turn on his bike again) we are tipping our skis on edge from our hips and center of mass. This provides a much more stable and powerful edge angle than by

only tipping our ankles or knees into the hill. #3) The WPT forces us to engage the inside half of our body while making a turn. The inside half of our body is the left side when we turn left and vice-versa. That way, both sides of our body feel strong and active while making a ski turn. Expert skiers call that having a “strong inside half.” That said, it is now 6:30pm, and both halves of my body are informing me it is time for happy hour. I hope that both sides of your body will soon send you similar important messages.

grant from the Catt. Co. Arts Council to do a community art event building an earthen oven. The two-day event also featured a sourdough breadbaking workshop. The store will be hosting its fourth annual Seed Swap the same weekend as the Super LocalMart’s grand opening. People come to the event to trade seeds they have saved from their gardens, as well as to trade seedlings and perennial cuttings. Plans are also underway to open a local foods café within the next two years. Potential vendors are welcome to apply to sell products in the Super LocalMart. In addition to being local, biodegradable and sustainably harvested materials, they are also seeking products that can easily be recycled, that use low amounts of energy to construct, and, if the raw materials or products are foreign, that they are fairly traded materials. English explained that at the end of each month’s sales, each vendor will choose whether to pay a flat rent for their shelf or floor space, or to pay a commission on their sales. Rent for an average size

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Members of the group will also be present to collect any pet food or pet items that people would like to donate. They will also be conducting a 50/50 raffle and will raffle off a homemade Afghan. All money and items that are RECOVERY ZONE FACILITY BONDS: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of donated at the event will go towards the care of homeless animals throughout the community. 2009 (“ARRA”) authorized the issuance of many new bonds, including Recovery Zone Facility WGWE radio station, along with Smitty, will be broadcasting live from the event. Friends of Bonds. These tax-exempt bonds may be issued for private development anywhere in CattarauStrays would like to thank the community for their continued support. gus County (the “County”) designated as a Recovery Zone. Both the Cattaraugus County LegAllegany Area Historical Association: The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on islature (the “County Legislature”) and County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency Sunday, March 14 at 2pm at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street, Allegany. Mr. Greg (the “Agency”) have designated the entire County as a Recovery Zone, allowing the issuance Kinal, a Social Studies teacher for 40 years at Pembroke Central, will speak about the assassination of Recovery Zone Facility Bonds for projects anywhere in the County. The County has received of President Abraham Lincoln. His talk is entitled, “The Background to the Plot to Kill Lincoln, an allocation of $3,507,000 of bond volume limit for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, and, by as well as the Characters Who Played a Part in that Terrible Night.” Mr. Kinal is a very dynamic action of the County Legislature, the County has assigned such allocation of bond volume limit speaker who makes history come alive for his audience. The meeting is free and open to the public. 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 A printed copy of said Request for Proposals may be requested from Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Director, Part Time Farm Help Wanted: Alpaca Herd Care. 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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square within the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 9-box square. Working with the numbers already given as a guide, complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Good luck!

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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.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Countywide Gravel, LLC. Art. of Org filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/16/10. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon 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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Hey Ladies! HoliMont Played Host to Annual Ladies Day Celebration With a Disco Theme and Dancing, Last Friday’s Event Brought “Wild” and “Fun” to Ellicottville

Photos/Gary Kinn

Karaoke Talents Showcased at Holiday Valley Last Saturday

Yodeler Pavilion was the Scene of Many Enthusiastic Party-Goers, Complete with Food, Fun and Song

Photos/Gary Kinn

Salomon Pros Returned to Holiday Valley to Host Slopestyle Contest Jib Academy Awarded Ian Punnett of East Aurora with a Trip to Mammoth Following Last Sunday’s Event

Photos/Bob Knab,

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