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The Villager-Ellicottville: Aug. 6-12, 2009

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August 6-12, 2009 Volume 04 ~ Issue 31
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7CATTARAUGUS COUNTY FAIR: A
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 A Weekly Publication Serving Ellicottville and Surrounding Communities
Visit our website at:
www.thevillagerny.com
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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
Sneak Peek 
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
Music Notes
20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162
20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530
Every Monday, 10pmMONDO MONDAYS
With Jack Darvaset Playing music for no reasonwhatsoever other than to have fun!
26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990
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
Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500
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
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A lot of events and festivals talkabout being family friendly, but notmany truly place their emphasis onchildren - both their amusement andwelfare. The Children 1
st
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
th
 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.
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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
 
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The Villager
August 6-12, 2009
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7bdrm, 4 bath double unit over-looking HoliMont. A smart in-vestment! Great for 2 families,rental income or 1 large family.Sweeping views!
$499,00011 Elk Creek Drive
Walk to village. 5bdrm, 3 bathhome. Large front porch, back-yard w/deck & hot tub. Att. 2-cargarage. Mostly furn.
$325,0002 Upper Mountainview
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$347,500Elk Creek DevelopmentGreat Building Lots!
Walking distance to village park,library, shopping & restaurants.All lots are fully serviced. Out-side maint. included in HOA.
6240 Sugartown Road
7.5 acres. Build your dream cha-let! Beautiful view of the hills &slopes! Great walk to the village.Open options to trade for villagehome.
$175,000Eagle Ridge-Maples Road
New build. 4bdrms, 3 baths &2 half baths. Custom
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$630,000Village Place
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$359,0000 Witch Hollow
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$275,0009 East Washington
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$189,0000 Haines Hollow
Build your dream home on thissecluded 21-acre lot. Located 5miles from the ski slopes & down-town Ellicottville.
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$169,00012 East Washington
Eclectic home in the center of Elli-cottville. Spacious kitchen, largedining area, 1st floor master suite.A fun ski home with garage.
$199,000Green Valley Estates
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$49,5007 Fox Road
3bdrm, 2 bath ranch on park-like setting w/large pond. Greatroom, wrap around covered deck& walkout basement.
$144,000
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Fox Ridge
For Sale or Rent.3 & 4bdrm townhomes w/view.
Alpine Meadows
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Valley Village
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Sugar Pine Lodge
Luxury Suite Rentals.Charming Bavarian Manor.
Golly House
Seasonal or year round. 2bdrms,2.5 baths, 1 mile to village.
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Seasonal, 3bdrms, 2 baths,garage, hot tub, 7 miles to village.
Libby Chalet
4bdrms, 4 baths,great HV views & w/b f/p.
Lawrence Chalet
3+bdrms, 3.5 baths, f/p, sauna,full view of Holiday Valley.
 
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ML# 340618
$1,475,00016 Four Wheel Dr.
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ML# 326207
$929,000
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$299,000
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$110,0006840 Leslie Rd.
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ML# 340220
$195,000Godfrey Hollow
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August 6-12, 2009
 
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The Villager
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Publishers Word
No Time to Catch Your Breath
Letter To The Publisher
Ellicottville Constable Offers His Assistance to the Community
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ect those of the Publisher or of the advertisers.The contents of The Villager cannot be reproduced without written consent fromthe Publisher. This includes, but is not limited to, articles, photographs, artwork and ad design. Comments and story ideas may be submitted to: publisher@artefaktmagazine.com or PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731. The Villager isa Zimmer Media Publication.
 
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Registration orms must be received by September 15, 2009Name o Group: _________________________________Person in Charge: _______________________________Mailing Address: ________________________________Phone Number: ________________________________E-Mail: ______________________________________NO TRINKETS OR CANDY WILL BE THROWN INTO THE CROWDType: Float _______ Group_______ Individuals_______Number o Participants and description o Float and/or Group______________________________________________________________________________________
Mail Application to: Jane Paskuly, Tourism & Events ManagerSalamanca Area Chamber o Commerce 26 Main Street, Salamanca, NY 14779
The Salamanca Area Chamber o Commerce is seeking participants or our annual Falling Leaves Festival Grande Parade.The parade will be on Sunday, October 2, 2009 rom 1-3 pm. The paradewill start at the Salamanca Citizens Welcome Arch, continue downMain Street onto Broad Street and fnish at Triangle Park.For more inormation, please contact witherDonna Raahauge, Parade Coordinator, at 716-945-4588 or Jane Paskuly, Tourism & Events Manager, at 716-945-2034.For a ull schedule o events and entertainment or this year’sFalling Leaves Festival, visit us at www.slsalamancachamber.org 
Reality check: is it me, or hasthis been the most awesomesummer of fun you canremember in Ellicottville? It’sbeen just one weekend festivalafter another, and the quality of each event has been top notch!I must say, after last weekend’sJazz Fest activities, I’m gettinga little bushed. Shame on youif you missed it – we’re talkingabout top jazz musicians, whohave all played with the big guys – Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie- folks of that caliber. Amazingweather, free concerts outside allday, and a very lively nightlifeall add up to one thing - I’mpooped! So, time to rest, right?Wrong …The ever-popular “Taste of Ellicottville” kicks off thisweekend, Saturday and Sunday,August 8-9. Our sidewalks willbe
lled once again with localsand visitors alike, who’ll beenjoying the delectable treatsfrom area restaurants whilestrolling around and perusingour shops and stores. Thestreets will be lined with tentsemanating the most scrumptiousaromas, where for a modest feeyou can sample many popularand exclusive repasts from ourawesome eateries. I’ve heardthere will be over 100 menuitems to tempt the entire family.So, dear readers, take a littlesiesta and rest up – you’re goingto need it if you want to keep upwith all the fun and food servedup by the best little four-seasonresort in the East - Ellicottville,NY.Until next week …
 Jeanine Z. Bosworth
To Village of Ellicottvilleresidents and visitors: I amasking once again that youcontact me by my work cellphone: 716-353-5439 or atmy residence: 716-699-4664to report any complaints orincidents within the Village of Ellicottville. I can be reachedat either of these two numbersalmost anytime, day or night.Once contacted, I will makeevery possible attempt torespond personally, or arrange aresponse by on-duty of 
cers. We(as law enforcement of 
cers) areonly able to assist citizens whenwe are aware of these problems.Reports of complaints orincidents will help us in return topossibly concentrate on certainareas or times.Thank you for your pastsupport and cooperation andplease continue in helping usassist you when needed.Sincerely,
 Howard T. Gifford 
ConstableVillage of Ellicottville
The “Holiday Valley Bowhunters Open” will be held during the InternationalBowhunters World Championships and is open to archers of all ages. People who havenot quali
ed for the Championships are able to enter the Open, which is held on thesame courses as the IBO. The Open takes place on Thursday and Friday, August 13-14and cost of entry is $50. Entry forms are available online at www.holidayvalley.com.Look under “events” for the IBO article. You must also have an IBO Membershipnumber, but you can get a temporary membership for the Open from the IBO of 
ce at440-967-2137. Pre-registration is mandatory for the Holiday Valley Open.
CALLING ALL ARCHERS!
HV Bowhuners Open Aug. 13-14
Obituary Notice
Ellen Marie Sakellar Watson, 1916-2009
 
Ellen Watson (1916-2009)died peacefully at home inEllicottville on August 4surrounded by her loving family.Beloved daughter, sister, wife,aunt, mother, grandmother,great grandmother, friend andcolleague, Ellen’s sweet andkind nature captivated all whomet her. Ellen was a secretaryfor the Statler Hotel chain andattended secretarial courses atCornell University. Alongsideher husband Lou and his brotherJohn, Ellen helped found andbuild Watsons Restaurant andCandies in 1946 and packedboxes and offered candycounsel well into her 80’s. Anavid bridge player and golferwho drove Pinehurst straightdown the middle, Ellen wasalso a serious business womanand past president of Zonta,the business women’s serviceorganization. She was proud of her work in the community andbusiness world, but delightedmost in her loving family whereshe enjoyed the role as matriarchfor the past 25 years, wife of thelate Louis P. Watson.Ellen is survived by her twochildren: James Peter Watsonand wife Holly, and CarolWatson Coulter and husbandDave; four grandchildren:Michael James Watson and wifeLauren, David Scott Coulter andwife Haitran, Whitney WatsonBeecher and husband Dennis,and Erin Coulter Arcuri andhusband Michael; and ninegreat grandchildren: Andrew,Sophia, Madeleine, Isabella,James, Alex, Jason, Duncan, andNorah.An opportunity to offercondolences to the family willtake place on Friday, August7 at Perna, Dengler, RobertsFuneral Home on Maple Roadin Williamsville starting at 11amfollowed by a funeral service at1:30pm. The family will conducta private interment at ElmwoodLawn.What a fortunate family indeedto have had Ellen in our midst!
Civil War Descendants
The 154th New York Volunteer Infantry to Meet in Franklinville
Descendants of members of the 154
th
New York Volunteernfantry, a Civil War regimentraised in Cattaraugus andChautauqua counties, will holdtheir 24
th
annual reunion at1pm on Saturday, August 22at the VFW Post 9487 hall inFranklinville.The 154
th
New York wasraised in the summer of 1862and participated in many of thegreat campaigns and battles of the war, including ChancellorsVille, Gettysburg, Chattanooga,the Atlanta campaign, and Gen.illiam T. Sherman’s marcheshrough Georgia and thearolinas.The reunion program willcommemorate the regimentaledical staff – the surgeons,hospital stewards, ambulancecorpsmen, nurses and otherattendants who cared for the154
th
’s sick and wounded. Muchof the story will be related in theirown words, drawn from theirwartime writings and read insome cases by their descendants.Their accounts will focus on thebattle of Gettysburg and
ghtingduring the Atlanta campaign,in which the regiment sufferedheavy casualties.Franklinville was chosen to hostthe reunion as the hometownof the 154
th
’s original surgeon,Henry Van Aernam, who alsoserved several terms in Congressand was President Ulysses S.Grant’s
rst commissioner of the pension department.Historian Mark H. Dunkelmanof Providence, RI, the author of 
ve books of 154
th
NY history,will offer biographical sketchesof Van Aernam and SurgeonDwight W. Day, AssistantSurgeons Corydon C. Rugg andGeorge H. Bosley, and HospitalSteward C. Harry Matteson.Anyone descended from amember of the 154
th
NY isencouraged to attend the reunion.The public is also invited. Allattendees will receive a souvenirribbon. Descendants are askedto bring photographs and relicsof their soldier ancestors tobe copied and added to theregimental archives.For more information aboutthe reunion, contact MarkDunkelman at 401-369-0637 ore-mail nyvil54th@aol.com

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