Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2009 Volume 04 ~ Issue 43
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New Lift Project Approved
Cattaraugus County IDA Backs Quad Chairlift at Holiday Valley
East Otto Treasures
The Holiday Season Approaches; East Otto Country Prepares for Annual Open House
In This Issue . . .
20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162
Saturday, Oct. 31st, 9pm-1amTHE JOE WAGNER BAND
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
Every Thursday, 7-11pmKUK & FREDDIEEvery Wednesday, 9pm-1amWAGNER & WINSTON
Every Monday, 7-10pmBLUE MULE BAND
Saturday, Oct. 31st, 5-9pmOZONE RANGERS
A groove of bluesy bass & drumrhythms sprinkled with somesouthern tasty licks!
The Tragically Hip Live At The Casino
Canada’s Much Revered Rock Band to Perform Next Friday in Salamanca; Tickets Still Available
Salamanca, NY ~ 1-877-553-9500
Coming Nov. 6, 8pmTHE TRAGICALLY HIP
Tickets start at $45
Coming Nov. 11th, 7pmGREGG ALLMAN
Tickets start at $30Tickets
vailable at The Logo Shop,www.SenecaAlleganyCasino.comand all Ticketmaster outlets1-800-745-3000
Saturday, Oct. 31st, 9:30pmTRIPPER HARRISON
Halloween Festivities In Ellicottville
Many Costumed Events Planned this Weekend for Both Kids and AdultsChamber Donates to ECS Sports ... page 4
When making a list of places togo for your holiday shopping, makesure you put East Otto Country onthe top of your list! Next weekend,November 7-8, East Otto Countrystudios will be holding their 23
annual open house from 10am-5pm each day. Start your holidayshopping with unique handmademasterpieces from Hog-Shed StudioPottery and Brookside StudioWatercolors.Elliott Hutten (Hog-Shed StudioPottery) was born in Buffalo andhas lived in Western New York herentire life. In 1971 she graduatedfrom Daemen College, receiving herBachelors of Fine Arts, majoring inoil painting. After graduating she
Elliott Hutten of Hog-Shed Studio Pottery and Robin Zerfas of Brook-side Studio Watercolors will again open their doors for the holidayshopping season Nov. 7-8.
purchased a potter’s wheel, andclay molding became a much-lovedhobby.In 1976 Elliott and her husband,Michael moved to the countrysidein Otto. Michael is the president oEast Otto Country Associates. Heis also a registered nurse and works
Holiday Valley continues their improvement project plans with the construction of a new high-speed quadchairlift, to be completed next summer. The new lift will replace the current Morningstar lift and will extenddown to the Eagle chair. Two resolutions associated with the project were approved during last week’s
CCIDA meeting. The new lift will join Holiday Valley’s eet of high-speed quads, including Mardi Gras (left,photo/Bob Knab) and Tannenbaum (right, photo/Josh Spaulding).
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Plans are moving ahead for HolidayValley to construct a new quadchairlift. Two resolutions associatedwith the project were approved lastweek by the County of CattaraugusIndustrial Development Agency.The new chairlift should be readyfor use in time for the start of the2010-2011 ski season, according toJane Eshbaugh, marketing directorat Holiday Valley. The idea is tocreate a faster and more comfortableskiing experience.Eshbaugh expects constructionto begin next summer, and explainsthat the new lift will be a “high-speed quad.” Once people get on, itwill be a much quicker ride to thetop. “It’s a longer chairlift,” thusallowing a skier more time goingdown the slope. Eshbaugh notes thenew lift will service intermediateterrain, which is “one of our mostpopular areas” on Saturday and
Sunday mornings. “We have ve
Each year the students of ECS, through their clubs and sports groups,help out with cleanup at Fall Festival and in return receive a donation.At the request of the school, this year’s donation of $1,000 was givento the Varsity Club.
By John Thomas
“The whole idea of hope led me to the ministry” is the way ReverendDeb Packard of the United Church of Ellicottville sums up her calling to
a life in the church. But religion was not her rst ambition.
Up Close & Personal: Rev. Deb Packard ... page 7
By Stephanie Keis Timblin
Waring Financial Group located in Hamburg, New York is expanding
their ofces to the Ellicottville area. Thomas Waring, Jr. and his team of professionals will be available in their new satellite ofce located at 9
West Washington Street beginning in mid-November.
Inside Business Track: Waring Financial ... page 7
Ellicottville and neighboring communities are gearing up for this weekend’s Halloween celebrations. There areplenty of fun events planned locally for both kids and adults. On Friday at noon, students from ECS in grades K-5will venture downtown to parade Ellicottville’s Main Street, collecting trick-or-treat treasures from the businessesthey pass. On Saturday, the American Legion on Maples Road will host a Halloween Party from 5-8pm. Sponsoredby the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, the evening will provide fun and games in a safe and supervised environment.All local children are invited. Regular trick-or-treat hours in the Village of Ellicottville will be Saturday from 6-9pm.For adults, many of the bars and restaurants in town are holding Costume Contests, including Balloons, the Gin Mill,Double Diamond and Madigan’s (see their ads in this issue.) Nightmare Hayrides also invites the public to come outand get spooked during their last weekend of the season. Hours for the haunted hayrides are Friday and Saturdayfrom 7:30-9:30pm (see ad page 2.) Happy Halloween to everyone! And please remember to be safe.
The Tragically Hip, Canada’s muchrevered rock band and favorite amongstmusic critics and fans will bring theirvigorous and improvisational showto the Seneca Allegany Casino andHotel next Friday, November 6, 2009
at 8pm. They are nishing up the 2
leg of their U.S. tour in support of theirnew album,
We Are The Same
.The album features relaxed temposand a mix of electric and acousticarrangements. It focuses on hope
in hard times and identies the
commonness among all people.
spoke with PaulLanglois, rhythm guitarist and highschool friend of lead singer GordDownie and got a glimpse of what youcan expect at the show.When Langlois joined the group in’86 they had just signed with MCArecords. “We were playing local barsand moving into full time mode. Agood year later it was solid touringup and down the 401 in Canada andit was becoming clearer that we couldactually keep going and make a livingat this.”Today the band holds a place in theCanadian Music Hall of Fame andhas received two Best Rock Albumtitles for their 1998 release,
and their 2000 release of
Today the band holds a place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fameand has received two Best Rock Album titles for their 1998 release,
and their 2000 release of
Music at Work.