August 6-12, 2009 Volume 04 ~ Issue 31
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A Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities
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Prepare Your Taste Buds
This Weekend’s Taste of Ellicottville Offers Some New Additions
Putting Kids First In E’ville
11th Annual Children 1st Fest on Aug. 15 Packs a Full Day of Fun for All Ages
In This Issue . . .
Inside Business Track:Beekeepers Swarm to Holiday Valley ... page 7
By Nicholas Pircio, WPIG 95.7 FM
Beekeepers from across the country are gathered this week at HolidayValley to exchange ideas about their unique occupation. Beginners arrived
rst for the week-long convention, followed by the Master Beekeepers.In all, about four hundred participants are expected, according to DianeAlthans, Holiday Valley Conference Coordinator. This marks the
rst yearfor Holiday Valley to host the gathering. Althans says Holiday Valley is“very excited” to be part of it all, noting she took a delivery for “onehundred virgin queen bees” from UPS. The bees arrived in a ventilatedbox “with
ne wire to let the air through.” Photo/D. Israel
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Friday, August 7th, 9:30pmGREGG JUKE &THE MIGHTY NO STARS
Every Thursday, 7-11pmKUK & FREDDIE
Saturday, August 8th, 5-9pmTHE STRANGERS
Classic Rock & Party Hits! All the tunes that get you partying& get you up dancing!
Every Wednesday, 9pm-1amWAGNER & WINSTONEvery Monday, 9pm-1am
(throughout the summer!)
BLUE MULE BAND
IDA Praises HoliMont’s Upgrade Plans
Application for Sales Tax Abatement Under Review; IDA Passes Resolution to Hold Public Hearing
Both Friday & Saturday, August 7th & 8th, 8pmSCOTT KIRBY
Singer/Songwriter & National Recording Artist returns, this timewith Dave Edmiston to performa wide range of original “Beach/Folk” music.
Saturday, August 8th, 9:30pmWEST
Coming Saturday, August 15thFREE OUTDOOR CONCERTfeaturingLORETTA LYNNwith special guest Pale Face
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International Bowhunting Returns To Holiday Valley Next Week
World Championships to Bring Over 2,000 Competitors and Their Families into Ellicottville Aug. 13-15
Holiday Valley will again host the International Bowhunting Organization’s (IBO) 2009 World Championships from August 13-15, 2009. The eventwill attract more than 2,000 contestants and their families from over 20 countries to compete for the world championships and $200,000 in cash andprizes. The 2008 World Championships at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville were a resounding success, and considered one of the best eventsin the history of the IBO. This year’s event is expected to create a $4.5 million economic impact for the region. Holiday Valley will also host theHoliday Valley Bowhunters Open at the World Championships, an event that lets non-quali
ed shooters compete on the same courses as the worldquali
ers. Contestants can download a registration form at www.ellicottvilleny.com. This event is open to everyone.
Time to get your taste buds ready for this year’s Taste of Ellicottville! Ellicottville’s eating establishments are getting ready to cook up sometasty treats for the hungry crowds. The event, held Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 from 12-4pm, will feature such delectable itemsas Grilled Salmon on a cedar plank, Blueberry Soup, Scallops Macadamia and Tuscan Shrimp. Local restaurants will be serving their foodwith a smile as the crowds come with a healthy appetite to see what the restaurants have to serve. The ‘café style’ atmosphere brings crowdsfrom far and wide to relax and enjoy the day’s events and sample the treats of the town. Tickets are $1.00 each and samples range in price upto $4.00. Tickets will be available at four locations - two on Monroe Street and two on Washington Street. In addition to great food, live musicwill be featured each day by some of the area’s best bands. For a complete menu and map of this weekend’s Tatse of Ellicottville, see page 4.To learn more about other upcoming events sponsored by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, visit www.ellicottvilleny.com
A lot of events and festivals talkabout being family friendly, but notmany truly place their emphasis onchildren - both their amusement andwelfare. The Children 1
Festivalnext Saturday, Aug. 15 in town willcertainly put the kids front and center.Tom O’Conner started the eventeleven years ago as a way of raisingmoney for various charities but“always for something that directlybene
ted children,” Tom tells me,adding, “I thought there was a needfor a festival in Ellicottville that wasmore family oriented, informative, forkids, educational and fun.” Tom alsoexplained that he wanted kids to beable to participate in the festival andnot just watch, “encouraging them tobe in a fashion show, be an actor andan actress, to get up and sing.”Over the years the festival grewto a two-day event complete with
reworks, and it has donatedsubstantial sums of money to childwelfare charities. This year the festivalis down to a more concentrated singleday sans
reworks.The fun starts at 11am on the 15
with a parade down Washington Streetfeaturing old
re wagons, kids withpets, and kids on bicycles and is openaccording to Tom, to “anybody thatwants to participate.” Then it’s on tothe Gazebo for the rest of the day’s fun.At noon musician and children’s authorGlen Colton will return to entertain thekids with his music, and as Tom tellsit, “children’s entertainment - he does alittle Elvis … he does everything.”From 2-3pm Loren Sharp will bepresenting the play
Aunt Magade’s Dark and Stormy Night,
an originalplay featuring a cast of kids. Theplot concerns a horror novelist whosenieces have gathered at her housefor the reading of their parents’ will.Scandal and attempted murder ensue,
The fun starts at 11am on August 15 with a parade down WashingtonStreet featuring old
re wagons, kids with pets, and kids on bicycles,and is open to anybody that wants to participate. The gazebo willhost a variety of entertainment, including live music and theater,juggling, magic and plenty of crafts and activities to keep the kidsbusy throughout the day.
The County of Cattaraugus IndustrialDevelopment Agency met this pastTuesday, Aug. 4.Bradley Parker, a member of theConcerned Citizens of CattaraugusCounty, voiced his concern over theproposed construction of industrialwind turbines in various towns inCattaraugus County. He presentedthe IDA Board of Directors withdocuments from several differentsurveys that linked turbine constructionwith drops in real estate values.The studies stated a general drop in realestate values near turbines of 7 percent,with drops of up to 26 percent reportedwithin a mile-and-a-half radius aroundthe turbines. Parker also noted thatlater this month Congressman EricMassa would be attending a publicmeeting in Franklinville to discuss thewind turbines.The CCIDA Board noted that theSEQR process takes into accountthe study of property values whenconducted. They stated that anyissues dealing with placement, orconstruction, of the turbines are a townissue, and are up to local town boardsto permit or not, the IDA does not issuethe permits or writes the local windlaw.Corey R. Wiktor, Executive Directordid state that he will be holding threepublic hearings to discuss the proposedPILOT, one at the West Valley HighSchool Sept. 8, the second one atthe Cattaraugus County Building inOlean on Sept. 9, and a third one at theCounty Building in Little Valley Sept.10. All the meetings are scheduled for6:30pm.The IDA Board also reviewed anapplication by HoliMont, Inc. for