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April 2-8, 2009 Volume 04 ~ Issue 14

LOCAL’S APPRECIATION DAY: FRIDAY, APRIL 10 AT HOLIMONT. LIFT TICKETS ONLY $10! . . . PAGE 6
NATURE WALK: APRIL 4 ~ PFEIFFER NATURE CENTER, PORTVILLE, 9AM
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SEE AMISH PAGE 11
www.AmishTrail.com
New County Website Promotes Both Amish and ‘English’ Businesses
SEE STADIUM PAGE 11
New Bradner Stadium Taking Form
Construction to Renovate Olean’s Largest Stadium Could Begin as Early as Fall of 2009
Educating Our Youth
Assemblyman Giglio and Food Bank of WNY Host Puppet Show at ECS
Music Notes
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Every Wednesday, 9pm-1am
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20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530
Every Monday, 10pm
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Playing music for no reason
whatsoever other than to have fun!
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Saturday, April 4th, 5-9pm
WEST
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Saturday, April 4th, 5-9pm
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Bon Jovi, 80’s and more!
Saturday, April 4th, 9pm-1am
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Friday, April 3rd, 9:30pm
SUPER TREAT
Sneak Peek
In This Issue . . .
Pond Skimming Parties ... pages 6-7
Both Holiday Valley (above) and HoliMont hosted their annual Pond
Skimming events last weekend under sunny blue skies with large crowds
spectating. Skiers and riders put their creative minds to work, dressed in
costume, and made the attempt to skim the icy cold water. Photo/Bob
Knab. (See more photos on our Photo Page.)
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Friday, May 15th, 8pm
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Tickets to each concert start at
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and all Ticketmaster outlets.
BY IAN BIGGS
The Amish have always been a
fascination of visitors and residents of
Cattaraugus County with their simple
lifestyle, dress and religion; it is no
wonder that this sect has garnered so
much interest. Moreover, not many
people realize the amount of Amish
living right here in Western New
York, and the vital role they play
in the area’s economy. Over 100
Amish stores are strung out from
Randolph to Jamestown and North to
Gowanda. Farms are strewn across
the countryside and within 15 minutes
of Ellicottville, one finds the Amish, a
people living in an era of a time gone
BY NICHOLAS PIRCIO
WPIG 95.7 FM
Olean’s eighty-year-old ballpark is
due for a facelift. Plans to renovate
Bradner Stadium are now in motion.
When completed, renovations will
give the old stadium a new, fresher
look; something that will be used for
more than sporting events.
John Sayegh represents the Greater
Olean Area Chamber of Commerce
on the Olean Local Development
Corporation, a group formed in part to
restore Bradner Stadium and make it
On the www.AmishTrail.com website you will find information on Tours and Packages, dining, accommodations and shopping. In addition,
GPS coordinates and maps are available to download onto your own GPS device that pinpoint the different Amish shops and producers
throughout the region. Moreover, the Randolph Chamber will soon have GPS devices available to rent with the pre-loaded info. Photos cour-
tesy/Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning & Tourism.
by, making all sorts of goods from rugs
to furniture, jams to fresh produce.
Their self-sufficiency is astonishing,
and their way of life, hard.
Pictured at left is the current condition of Bradner Stadium. Temporary repairs show the deterioration of
the stadium. Pictured at right is an artist rending of the newly renovated stadium upon completion.
In honor of NYS Hunger Awareness
Day, Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I-
Gowanda) last Friday hosted a puppet
show at the Ellicottville Elementary
School that seeks to educate school
children on hunger and the importance
of maintaining healthy eating habits.
The puppet show was presented by the
Food Bank of Western New York and
sponsored by the Buffalo Bills Alumni
Foundation.
“This is a great opportunity to educate
our children on the importance of
helping others and sustaining a healthy
diet,” said Giglio. “Polla Milligan and
the Food Bank of Western New York
provide a very valuable, innovative
service. We thank them for their efforts
and the Ellicottville Elementary School
for their participation.”
The puppet theater was designed
by the Food Bank’s Development
Coordinator, Polla Milligan and Joan
Pedlow, RN, RD, in 2006 to help teach
children between the ages of five and
seven, about the Food Bank, hunger
and the importance of including fruits
and vegetables in their diet. The Food
Bank has put on hundreds of shows,
entertaining and educating over 25,000
children and adults.
“The Food Bank’s puppet show has
been up and running for over three
years,” said Milligan. “During that
time, we have taught our audiences
the importance of nutritious fruits and
vegetables, and we have also educated
them about the critical work of the
Food Bank of Western NY.” Milligan
added, “In these difficult times, it is
Assemblyman Joe Giglio sponsored a puppet show at the Ellicottville
Elementary School explaining hunger, healthy eating and the Food Bank
of WNY. Pictured above with the students are Polla Milligan, Development
Director at the Food Bank of WNY and Assemblyman Joe Giglio.
ever more imperative that we get this
information out to the public, both
those who can help us and those who
may need us. Providing food to over
95,000 needy individuals located
throughout four counties is a daunting
task. With our over 400 member
agencies, we are able to say that, so far,
we have not turned anyone away.”
The show is part of Assemblyman
Giglio’s spring food drive and NYS
Hunger Awareness Day, which was
March 19. Individuals that wish to
donate can drop off non-perishable
food items between now and April 3 at
either Assemblyman Giglio’s district
office, 700 W. State Street in Olean, the
Gowanda Free Library, the Salamanca
Public Library or the Ellicottville
Memorial Library. All items will be
donated to local food pantries.
“Every week, new families are turning
to our local pantries for food to put on
their tables,” said Giglio. “Our priority
is to make sure we have enough food
for everybody who needs it.”
The Heart of a Sicilian Chef ... page 9
By Lukas Tremblay
Throughout history, it has been said in order to fully appreciate and
understand a culture, you must eat the local cuisine. Whether it be a
dish prepared by a street vendor or by someone in the comforts of their
home, you can’t say you’ve been there until you’ve dined there. Sfingi,
a decadent airy dessert comprised of whole milk ricotta cheese, eggs,
flour, and sugar is prized by the people of Sicily. Made from flour ground
from durum wheat, the finest wheat in all the world, it is considered to
be the most tasteful and finest of all desserts.
~ The Villager ~ April 2-8, 2009 Page 2
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Happy Birthday!
PALMER EATON
April 8th
Love,
Grandma
& Papa Neal
celebrating
birthday
number
FIVE!
On March 22 a fundraiser
was held at the Ellicottville
American Legion Hall in
support of Kellie Robinson with
her courageous, ongoing battle
with cancer. The highlight of
the day was Kellie being there
with us to personally greet and
thank everyone. As we all saw,
she’s doing great and winning!
As stated before, this was an
idea that was organized by a
few but soon became a great
community effort. There is
no way such an undertaking
could have been so successful
without the hard work and
enthusiasm of so many.
We’d first like to thank our
planning committee members:
Greg Cappelli, Jennifer Karns,
Bob McCarthy, and Ed and
Jeanne Clarmo. With many
Sunday morning meetings,
and countless emails and
phone calls, this amazing
team organized the event and
made sure every detail was
addressed and double-checked.
Thank you for your efforts and
dedication to the cause.
Thanks to Dale Dunkelman,
Joanne Venezia and The
American Legion for the use
of their facilities and full
support. The Special E-Fects,
The Villager and The Chamber
of Commerce for all your
efforts to make sure the event
was well publicized. Thanks
to Mark Szpaicher and The
Barn Restaurant for help with
the HDTV raffles and presale
tickets. A special thanks to
John & Anne Northrup who
volunteered to handle the
difficult job as our “bankers.”
Thanks to Bob McCarthy and
Holiday Valley who donated
proceeds from this year’s
“Pony Races.” Thanks to
Brian McFadden for donating
proceeds from the Chamber
50/50 raffle on Ski Day as well
as for his help at the event.
Thanks to all the ladies who
helped set up, sold tickets all
day, and stayed to help clean
up at the end. Very special
thanks to Bob McCarthy for
lending us his talents as our
auctioneer. Another amazing
job Bob!
Thank you to Five Star Bank
and our many distributors -
Sysco Foods, C. A. Curtze Co.,
Certo Brothers, Salamanca
Beverage & Sanzo Beverage.
Thanks to Studio 4 East and the
Bares Family for the wonderful
posters and t-shirts. Thanks
to our Gin Mill staff for their
added efforts to make our
weekly raffle a great success
and to all of the other volunteers
who worked so hard to make
the event a success – you made
a very hard job look easy!
Finally, A very sincere thanks
to all our fellow business
owners who were kind
enough to donate prizes or
gift certificates for the raffles.
Sincere thanks to all who made
personal monetary and prize
donations. Special thanks to
all the anonymous donors who
quietly dropped off donations
at the Gin Mill without ever
leaving a name. Your generosity
was overwhelming. In an effort
to give recognition to all known
donors, we have compiled a list
of names that will be posted in
the Gin Mill, at the Post Office
and at Five Star Bank.
Last but not least, thank you
to all who attended and bought
raffle tickets and bid on our
auction items. Your support
and generosity is what made
this event a great success!
Thank You!
Ed & Maribeth Rick
The Gin Mill
Kellie Robinson Thanks the Community for All the Support Shown
Let me start by saying
“THANK YOU” to everyone
who was able to attend the
benefit. It was a huge success
and it was great to see everyone.
I hope everyone had a great
time. Thank you to all the
people who couldn’t attend
but still bought tickets or gave
donations. Thank you to all
the businesses and people who
donated items for the raffle and
auctions. Thank you to the book
club, Carrie Franklin, Joanne
Timkey and many others who
worked the day of the benefit.
A big Thank You to Greg
Capelli for knowing how to
throw such a great benefit and
to Ed and Maribeth Rick, and
Ed and Jeanne Clarmo, and
Jenn Karns for spearheading
the whole fundraiser. Special
thanks to Bob McCarthy for
his wonderful auctioning skills,
and one more thanks for the
drawing of the benefit poster by
Dan Wintermantel.
I would love to name more
names but that would take
forever so once again THANK
YOU. What a wonderful
community. We always loved
Ellicottville and then we moved
to Ellicottville and loved it
even more. Job opportunities,
however, caused us to make the
move to Pittsburgh last year but
Ellicottville will always be in
our hearts and will once again
be our home away from home.
You are a generous, giving and
wonderful community. I feel
very loved and very fortunate.
Sincerely,
Kellie Robinson & Family
24 Oxford Ct
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
With the annual fading of the
normal hustle and bustle, looks
like we’ve finally transitioned to
post-winter Ellicottville.
It’s time for our village street
crews to get busy cleaning the
shoulders of the roads, potholes
to get patched and the Alley Katz
to start their wonderful work
making our village beautiful
yet again. The green grass and
budding trees puts everyone
in a happier state of mind, and
suddenly lawn work becomes
less of a chore and more of a
privilege. It’s as if the village
is letting out a big sigh of relief,
catching its breath and making
ready for big things to come this
summer. And big things ARE
coming!
Soon we’ll be filling up with
both motorcycles and mountain
bikers, nature lovers and hikers,
golfers and joggers, and people
from all over creation coming
to explore and enjoy the nice
weather and gorgeous green
scenery, as well as our unique
shops and restaurants.
Our ever-capable Chamber
will draw the folks in with
festivals lined up from June
through October, and our
accommodating business
owners will work their usual
magic to ensure all patrons will
leave here happier than when
they arrived!
So, dear readers, get outdoors
as much as you can and enjoy
the color, sights and smells of
springtime in Ellicottville. And
make sure you rest up – the best
is yet to come!
Until next week …
Jeanine Z. Bosworth
Community Action Urges Participation in ‘National Day of Action’
April is Sexual Assault
Awareness Month. Sexual
Assault is not something we, as
a society, want to think about.
We’d like to think that sexual
assault doesn’t happen in our
own backyard, but the fact is
that it does. This is a crime that
affects men and women, adults
and children. Statistics indicate
that one in six women and one in
thirty-three men will be sexually
assaulted in their lifetime and
April 2-8, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 3
SPRING SPORTSMEN’S SHOW: APRIL 4-5 ~ CATTARAUGUS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, LITTLE VALLEY
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OLEAN - The Leadership
Cattaraugus class of 2009 began
their training with a retreat on
March 23 and 24 at Jamestown
Community College.
John Stevens, board president
and Class of 2004, and Jodi
Fuller, Class of 2006 and
curriculum committee member,
led a discussion involving
attributes they considered
essential to leadership. Among
the characteristics were self-
confidence, empowerment,
ethics/integrity, collaboration,
perseverance, and vision.
The group also developed a
list of critical issues. Since 2004,
each class has comprised a list
of issues they feel are critical
to the growth and stability
of the region. The Class of
2009’s critical issues included
unemployment, health care,
taxes, technology infrastructure,
transportation, relocation
of young people, aging
infrastructure, lack of education
for professional development,
health insurance, lack of
amenities, lack of activities for
youth, generational poverty/
welfare, affordable housing,
decreasing population, aging
population, slow in value change
toward race/gender, gangs,
limited cultural activities, lack
of knowledge of international
affairs, funding, dropout rate,
affordable child care, lack of
nursing homes, escalating teen
pregnancy rates, and increase in
crime/drug abuse.
During the two-day retreat, the
group also listed the county’s
treasures. These include things
that residents may overlook or
may not be aware of or think of
often. The top rated items, which
make Cattaraugus County home,
are quality of life, cost of living,
recreational activities, natural
resources, low crime rate, higher
educational opportunities.
Members of this sixth class
are: Bruce Dineen, chief
financial officer and human
resources director, Cattaraugus
Community Action; Steve
Gotreau, general manager,
The Boston Culinary Group
Holiday Valley Ski Resort;
Jody Hamilton, demand
analyst, Dresser Rand; Tammy
Hinman, chief examiner of
Medicaid, Cattaraugus County
Department of Social Services;
Laura Howard, agency relations
coordinator, HomeCare
& Hospice; Ryanne John,
administrative coordinator,
BWB, Inc.; Michele Lichy,
executive director, Cattaraugus
Allegany Workforce Investment
Board; Jack Luzier, assistant
district attorney, Cattaraugus
County; Bret Marvin, manager,
Cattaraugus One Stop
Career Center; Mike Marvin,
project manager, Jamestown
Community College; Vicki
Pollock, employee benefit
consultant, Veracity Benefits;
Amy Schneggenburger, AVP/
bank manager, mortgage
lender, Five-Star Bank; Sandra
Pictured left to right are: Sandy Sherman, Amy
Schneggenburger, Tammy Hinman, and Bret Marvin meet
during the Leadership Cattaraugus Class of 2009 opening
retreat March 23 and 24 at Jamestown Community
College’s Cattaraugus County Campus.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board will be held on
Monday, April 13, 2009 at 6pm at the Village/Town Hall, One West Washington Street,
Ellicottville, New York. The public is welcome to attend.
BOARD MEETING: Ellicottville Village Board will Meet April 13
Great Challenges
Local Discussion Group Off to a Great Start; Next Meeting April 16
E’VILLE - A local discussion
group, Great Challenges, is off
to a great start, having held two
very informative meetings so far
this year. The February meeting
focused on “Conspicuous
Consumption” while the March
meeting zeroed in on the
“Benefits of Being Married.”
Great Challenges was created
by Jack Bares, in hopes to form
a group of individuals who are
interested in discussing current
world issues. The present focus
of the group is on economic
issues, which seems to be a very
timely topic. While no solutions
to the current economic crisis
will be uncovered during the
monthly meetings, Jack feels
it is important to keep local
citizens informed.
Currently the group meets
once per month at the
Ellicottville Library. Another
local go-getter, Lois Zendarski,
is the moderator of the group.
Lois’ job is to ensure that each
person in attendance has time
to express his or her opinion.
Many know Lois from her
writings in Special Efects,
The Mercury Gazette and as
President of the Concerned
Citizens of Cattaraugus County.
Great Challenges opens each
meeting with a short, 20-30
minute video lecture regarding
the month’s topic. Afterwards,
Lois will begin a discussion
amongst the attendees on the
speaker and if the audience
agrees with his/her point of view.
Using this format, attendees
do not need to be experts on
the topic and can actually have
time to form their own opinion
during the video. Suggestions
for further reading or viewing
material is always welcomed at
the meetings.
The April Great Challenges
meeting will take place on
April 16 from 5-6:30pm at the
Ellicottville Memorial Library,
Maples Road, Ellicottville. The
topic will be “The Upsides and
Downsides of Urban Sprawl.”
Urban sprawl is defined as the
uncontrolled spread of urban
development in neighboring
regions. Reservations are not
required, but are appreciated,
and can be made by calling 699-
6657.
The response has been so
overwhelming that Jack is
currently in the process of
expanding the group to the
Hamburg area. The group
will continue to hold meetings
in Ellicottville, but a second
monthly meeting would take
place near Hamburg.
Jack Bares’ foundation, Circle
Solutions, is a non-profit public
foundation with 501(c)3 status.
Circle Solutions operates the
Tool Circle, which collects and
distributes hand tools to training
schools around the world.
Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc., Consulting Engineers and Surveyors with offices in
Hamburg, Dunkirk, N. Tonawanda and Ellicottville, is proud to introduce our newest
employee, Kevin Lesika as a Survey Technician. Mr. Lesika graduated from Paul
Smith’s College with a Surveying Technology degree. He has over 10 years experience
in both CADD Mapping and as a Survey Party Chief with an emphasis on GPS. Kevin
and his family live in Tonawanda, New York.
NEW ADDITION: Nussbaumer & Clarke Welcomes Kevin Lesika
~ The Villager ~ April 2-8, 2009
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: APRIL 13-17 ~ PFEIFFER NATURE CENTER, PORTVILLE
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On Campus
Pitt-Bradford Helps Elementary School Prepare for Reading Comp
Three senior visual arts majors at St. Bonaventure University will open an exhibition
of their works. Titled “Divergence” to reflect the students differing perspectives on
the creative process, the exhibition features the art of Grant Lytle, Tracy Rathke and
Amy Vena. The pieces were created while the three attended SBU. Regina A. Quick
Center for the Arts is FREE and open to the public. The hours are: Monday through
Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday noon-4pm. The exhibit will be open from
April 3-May 16, 2009. The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the
campus of St. Bonaventure University. For more information, please check out the
website at www.sbu.edu/quickcenter
‘DIVERGENCE’: New Exhibition at SBU’s Quick Center for the Arts
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BRADFORD, Pa. –
University of Pittsburgh at
Bradford writing students are
helping area elementary school
students prepare for a regional
reading competition April 2 at
Floyd C. Fretz Middle School.
The students are members of
Dr. Nancy McCabe’s Writing
for Children class. McCabe,
associate professor of writing,
is the director of the Pitt-
Bradford writing program.
“The reading competition
is a great event that really
gets kids enthusiastic about
reading,” McCabe said. “And
helping out was a way for my
Writing for Children students
to familiarize themselves with
books for a middle-school
audience and gauge what
that audience values in its
literature.”
For the reading competition,
teams made up of 8 to 10
students read 40 books, then
compete against other teams
in a quiz bowl-style trivia
competition, explained Melissa
Cornelius, librarian and reading
competition coordinator at
School Street Elementary
School. Each team member
is responsible for the contents
of at least four or five books,
about which they are expected
to be able to answer questions.
McCabe and each of her
students also read at least one
book from the list, then met
with the elementary school
students who had read the
book to help prepare them for
the competition, reviewing the
books and practicing sample
questions.
Nick Jones, a sophomore
writing major from
Wynnewood, said that by
hearing the children’s reactions
to the books, he is learning
what works and doesn’t work
in children’s writing.
“It’s a lot different writing for
children,” he said. “You have
to put yourself in the mindset
of a kid. It’s harder.”
Having the Pitt-Bradford
students help prepare the
fourth- and fifth-graders was
a huge help to Cornelius, she
said. “We had a review session
about every single book this
time because of the Pitt-
Bradford students.”
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford writing major Nick
Jones helps School Street Elementary School fifth grader
Josiah Garges prepare for the upcoming regional reading
competition. The two discussed “Murder in the Middle
Pasture,” which is part of the “Hank the Cowdog” series
for children. At left, writing student Sarah Dorben asks
girls questions about “Tom’s Midnight Garden.”
Women of Promise: Pitt-Bradford Honors H.S. Students at Luncheon
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford recently honored four high school students at a
luncheon for being Women of Promise. Shown here with speaker Julie Coates of WICU-
12 News (center) are, from left: Jennifer Anderson of Port Allegany, who was honored
in athletics; Alyssa Lapp of Port Allegany, honored for community service; Katelyn
Scanlan of Bradford, honored for creative and performing arts, and Jennifer Andrews of
Randolph, NY, who was also honored for athletics. This is the 13
th
year Pitt-Bradford has
honored Women of Promise as part of its Women’s History Month events.
‘Art’ to be Staged this Weekend at Pitt-Bradford
BRADFORD, Pa. – A play
exploring the complexities of
friendship over an argument
about artistic style will be
staged this weekend at the
University of Pittsburgh at
Bradford.
Pitt-Bradford’s Division of
Communication and the Arts
will present “Art” at 7:30pm
on April 2-4 and at 2pm on
April 5 at the Studio Theater
in Blaisdell Hall. Admission
for the annual spring play
is $6 for the public and $2
for students. A part of the
University’s Spectrum Series,
“Art” replaces the previously
announced “Cripple of
Inishmaan.”
Written by Yasmina Reza,
the play focuses on the
cataclysmic effect on three
friends when one of them
purchases an expensive work
of abstract art - a large painting
consisting of white lines on a
white canvas.
The heated, hilarious
debate over the painting
gets really explosive when
longstanding relationships
come to be measured against
this illuminating, infuriating,
bare canvas, said Dr. Kevin
Ewert, director of theater at
Pitt-Bradford.
“‘Art’ is a wickedly funny
three-hander,” he said. “It
starts as an argument about
artistic taste, and it turns into a
comical, clinical dissection of
the nature of friendship.”
The cast includes former
Robert C. Laing Creative
Arts Award winner Catherine
Epstein, a broadcast
communications major from
Bradford; Carnell Lawson,
a business management
major from Trainer; and
Katherine Yeagle, a broadcast
communications major from
Newville.
“Art” received the Lawrence
Olivier Award for best comedy
and the Tony Award for best
play in 1998.
For disability-related needs,
contact the Office of Disability
Resources and Services at 814-
362-7609 or arj4@pitt.edu.
For tickets, call the Bromeley
Family Theater Box Office at
814-362-5113.
Pictured above, left to right: Carnell Lawson, a business
management major from Trainer; Katherine Yeagle, a
broadcast communications major from Newville; and
Catherine Epstein, a broadcast communications major
from Bradford, practicing for the upcoming performance
of “Art” at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
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host Chuck D, the recognized
leader and co-founder
of legendary rap group
Public Enemy, for a candid
discussion on “Race, Rap and
Reality.” The free program is
slated for 7pm Friday, April
24 in the Reilly Center Arena
on campus. Doors open at
6:30pm.
Chuck D has made a loud
impact in the music industry,
which few have transcended.
He redefined rap music and
hip-hop culture with the
release of Public Enemy’s
explosive debut album, “Yo!
Bum Rush the Show,” in 1987.
His lecture will address
serious issues that go beyond
rap music, such as electoral
politics, Internet file sharing,
the representation of urban
space and culture, and
race in the media, offering
his audiences a jolting
combination of intelligence
and eloquence.
Born Carlton Ridenhour
in Roosevelt, Long Island,
Chuck D formed Public
Enemy in 1982. Two decades
after the group’s debut album
was released they went on
to produce 12 more albums,
which delivered powerful
messages about race, rage,
reality and inequality. Three
of the 12 went multi-platinum.
Chuck D and Public Enemy
were celebrated in the May
2004 issue of Rolling Stone
magazine as one of the “fifty
most important performers in
rock and roll history.”
Chuck D is a national
spokesperson for Rock the
Vote, the National Urban
League and the National
Alliance of African American
Athletes. He is featured
in the critically acclaimed
documentary, “Public Enemy:
Welcome to the Terrordome,”
a retrospective of the group
and its incredible impact on
American music. Variety
magazine has called the film
“one of the best of its kind –
intimate, powerful, astute and
absorbing.”
In 1999 he was named to
Upside magazine’s “Elite
100” list of Internet leaders,
alongside the likes of Bill
Gates and Steve Jobs. In 2001,
Chuck D created an online,
offline and midline artist
distribution channel through
his record label SLAMjamz
and launched a radio station
on the Internet, bringthenoise.
com, which made Public
Enemy the first multi-
platinum-selling act to release
an album via the Web before
it was available in retail stores.
He continues to write his
own books and music that
highlight social injustice and
community empowerment.
As a result, he is often called
upon to be a spokesperson
for hip hop and rap music on
television, radio, documentary
and book projects.
This program is sponsored
by the School of Arts and
Sciences, School of Business,
School of Journalism/Mass
Communication, School
of Education, University
Ministries, Orientation, First-
Year Experience program,
Office of Admissions,
Damietta Center, Vice Provost
for Enrollment, Campus
Activities Board, Student
Government Association,
Higher Education Opportunity
Program and the Army
Reserve Officers’ Training
Corps (ROTC).
High schools and colleges
that plan to bring a group of
students to the lecture are
asked to reserve seating by
contacting Jonelle Massey at
jhmassey@sbu.edu.
Born Carlton Ridenhour in Roosevelt, Long Island, Chuck
D (above) formed Public Enemy in 1982. Two decades
after the group’s debut album was released they went
on to produce 12 more albums, which delivered powerful
messages about race, rage, reality and inequality. His
lecture at St. Bonaventure on April 24 will address serious
issues that go beyond rap music, such as electoral politics,
Internet file sharing, the representation of urban space
and culture, and race in the media, offering his audiences
a jolting combination of intelligence and eloquence.





Get ready … get set for Ellicottville Summer Soccer! Sign-ups will be held at the
Ellicottville Memorial Library on the following dates and times: April 23 and 30 from
5:30-7:30pm, and on May 2 from 10am-noon. Ellicottville Summer Soccer is for ages 5
through 17. Cost is $25 for 1
st
and 2
nd
child of the same family, $15 for the 3
rd
child, and
free for the 4
th
child. You must make it to one of the above sign-up dates to participate.
Sign-ups will not be accepted after May 2. For more information or if you have any
questions, contact Connie Hellwig at 699-4456 or Kyle Woodin at 699-4833.
SUMMER SOCCER: Sign-Ups Start April 23 at Ellicottville Library
BY ANN WYNN
Looking for a cool little place
that offers trendy fusion food,
cooking classes, and live music
on Friday and Saturday nights?
Check out Bistro 188 in
Olean. The Bistro has been in
existence since January of ’08
and despite these slow times,
is keeping lively through the
loyalty of its locals.
Chef Ruben Santiago has
been Executive Chef at Bistro
188 since it opened its doors
in Olean. He describes his
culinary style as “fusion
cuisine with no boundaries”.
Chef Ruben has a very full
food and beverage background
– both front and back of the
house. He’s worked as the
Executive Chef at Springville
Country Club and as the
manager of Dina’s, here in
Ellicottville. Originally from
Michigan, Chef Ruben proudly
explains that he is “inspired
by the beauty of the Southern
Tier”, and claims that it is this
inspiration that has molded
him into the chef he is today.
Check out Bistro 188’s
menu: Small plates – not
appetizers, Tapas. Sandwiches
and Wraps: some Greek, some
Italian – and a very inexpensive
Kobe burger. Large plates:
True fusion, with a taste of
everything.
When asked what the
next plan is for the menu,
Chef Ruben explains that he
is already working on the
spring/summer menu. He
loves incorporating the local
foods, usually shopping right
at the Farmers Market for his
ingredients. Can’t get much
fresher than that!
In addition to performances
by local talent every Friday
and Saturday, Chef Ruben is
offering cooking classes on
Sundays ($35 per person –
limit 30 per class). Next on
the list – (drum roll, please)
cooking class on SUSHI.
(Please understand that I love
living in Ellicottville, but as a
transported suburbanite, one
of the things I truly miss is
sushi.) I was thrilled to learn
that Bistro offers sushi every
Saturday night. Locals: don’t
be frightened. Chef Ruben
always offers some sushi that
is completely cooked – not all
raw fish.
Chef Ruben takes a very
personal interest in the Bistro.
Remember the mention of his
front of house background?
That’s a good thing. He raves
about the service at Bistro
188, stating that their serving
staff is always concerned with
putting the customers first. He
explains that the clientele are
as eclectic as the menu – both
young and old.
One thing is certain - this is a
place that will not allow itself
to become stagnant. Like the
seasons, the menu, the music,
and the events will continue
to grow and change. As Chef
Ruben puts it, “The kitchen
is my sandbox. I just want to
have fun!”
Chef Ruben Santiago has been Executive Chef at Bistro 188 since it opened its doors
in Olean. He describes his culinary style as “fusion cuisine with no boundaries.” In
addition to performances by local talent every Friday and Saturday, Chef Ruben is offering
cooking classes on Sundays.
~ The Villager ~ April 2-8, 2009 Page 6
HOME & GARDEN SHOW: APRIL 17-19 ~ WILLIAM O. SMITH REC. CENTER, OLEAN
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HoliMont Open Until Easter Sunday; Spring Rates in Effect
Ah, gotta love this weather!
The temps are warm, the sky is
blue, and the slopes are calling
your name. HoliMont plans to
be open until Easter Sunday!
So there is no reason
whatsoever to pack away the
ski gear before its time. Just
because the calendar says that
winter is over, doesn’t mean
that you have to stop skiing.
Actually, spring is a great
time for skiers/boarders and
for many, nothing beats spring
conditions.
It is even possible to get
sunburn while on the slopes so
make sure you come prepared
with sunscreen and good
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your eyes.
Head to HoliMont today,
Spring weekday rates are
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only $27 for Adults, and $20
for Juniors. For up-to-date
conditions and information,
visit HoliMont’s website at
www.holimont.com or call
1-877-SKI-HOLI.
HoliMont will host Local’s Appreciation Day on Friday, April 10! Lift Tickets ONLY
$10! Gather your local friends and come out for some great Spring skiing!
LOCAL’S APPRECIATION DAY: Friday, April 10 at HoliMont
HoliMonst hosted a Spring Race on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. Results are as
follows: • J3 Male (Sunday) 3
rd
-Greigor Arbuckle. • J2 Male (Saturday) 2
nd
-Sam Doro,
(Sunday) 2
nd
-Bryn Wilkinson, 3
rd
-Connor Mangan. • J1 Male (Saturday) 1
st
-Travis
Wright, (Sunday) 1
st
-Brian Timmis, 2
nd
-Tim Brady. • J3 Female (Saturday) 1
st
-Sarah
Bell. • J2 Female (Saturday) 1
st
-Monique Mitchell, 2
nd
-Casey Wright, (Sunday) 1
st
-
Monique Mitchell, 2
nd
-Casey Wright. • J1 Female (Saturday) 1
st
-Kelly Burgart, 2
nd
-
Emily Simmons, (Sunday) 1
st
-Kelly Burgart.
RACE RESULTS: HoliMont Spring Race Held March 28-29
It is hard to believe that the season is already winding down, Pond Skimming was back
again this year at HoliMont on Saturday, March 28 with really clever costumes, super
skimming victories - even a snowboarder that made it all the way across the pond - and
some of biggest SPLASHdowns yet!
April 2-8, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 7
AQUARIUM TROPICAL FISH SHOW: APRIL 20-25 ~ OLEAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Shop Wars Challenge
Results from Last Weekend’s Slopestyle Event at Holiday Valley
Holiday Valley once again
played host to the 3
rd
installment
of Shop Wars, a highly
anticipated event that brings
out the best riders from shops
from the Western New York
area. The event lived up to the
hype, and with a little luck from
Mother Nature, the event went
down virtually rain free.
On the snowboard side of
things, a battle was brewing
between Suburban Blend and
Phatman, two talent rich squads
who never hold back. When
the dust settled, the team of Pete
Scheira, Marcus Stephens, Frank
Knab, Nate Bartell, and Kevin
Keaney of The Blend took home
the gold. Phatman had won the
previous two editions of Shop
Wars, and rest assured they will
come out swinging again next
year. Team Sliders rounded out
the top three, with the boys from
Colden putting in an impressive
performance.
The ski division was a little
light this year, but all in all a
great battle took place between
Snowflake Ski Shop and The
City Garage teams. Snowflake
turned in a pretty ridiculous
performance, overthrowing
the City Garage team of Dylan
Manley, Rocco Lentz, James
Czora, Ricky Puzzitello, and
Chad Aerni. City Garage grom
squad came in third, and shed
some light on the up and coming
free-riders from the area.
New for this season was the
crew category, with Team Opps
overtaking the all-star crew of
‘Car-Ram-Rod’. The ladies
of Holiday Valley put together
an impressive performance as
well under the team name ‘The
Valley Girls’. A huge thank you
to those who braved the weather
and came out for a great time!
The 3rd annual Shop Wars challenge took place last Sunday, with many local teams
competing. Pictured at top: James Strange of Team Curley’s (left) and Maxwell Korza-
niewski of Team OPPS. Pictured above: Team Suburban Blend, winners of this year’s
Shop Wars. Photos/Bob Knab. (See more photos on our Photo Page.)
Congratulations to everyone who took part in last weekend’s annual Pond Skimming event
and Bump or Burn competition (top/middle photos). Pond Skimming results: Best Crash-
Alex Teresko; Best Dressed-Beldon “Conehead”; Best Impersonation-Tammy Green as
Pres. Obama; Audience Favorite-Blake Vara as Superman. Congrats also to all the restau-
rants who participated in the inaugural Chili Cookoff. Pictured above, from left: Balloons,
Tips Up Cafe, and Kabob Kafe. Winner: Ellicottville Brewing Co. (not pictured.) Photos/
Gary Kinn. (See more photos of Holiday Valley’s Pond Skimming on our Photo Page!)
~ The Villager ~ April 2-8, 2009
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BY ANNE LONDON
Man, I love Trout Ridge
homes. They should have
built hundreds of them, but
then they’d all be scrunched
together instead of being the
way they are - in their own
enchanted little clearings
surrounded by tall trees,
woodland creatures, and the
quiet that fosters a feeling
that the world with its
complications is far, far away,
and anyway life is meant to be
enjoyed.
Just four homes were built at
Trout Ridge, off Poverty Hill
Road across from the lands
that used to form Concord,
Ellicottville’s third ski slope.
I had long assumed that the
mini-development had some
famous big city architect
behind it, but in researching
this story I was astonished
to learn that the designer/
builder is a local dude, Steve
Frank, and my hat’s off to him.
Beyond delivering the skills of
an experienced craftsman, his
soaring imagination puts him
in a class with the very best.
Let me take you through
the Trout Ridge home that’s
currently on the market. While
the floor plan is more-or-less
traditional – kitchen opens to
dining room which opens to
living room, deck, and so on –
the home has a special magic
owing to the way sunlight
streams through a four-sided
cupola that tops the open
ceiling above the living areas
and bedroom floors.
The cupola provides more
than light. It inspires playful
touches like the Easter egg
violet exterior paint trim,
two nifty Romeo-and-Juliet
balconies, and Victorian bric-
a-brac above the front door not
unlike the woodwork found
at Oak Bluffs on Martha’s
Vineyard or Cinderella’s
Castle at Disney World.
Inside, the cupola keeps on
giving. The large amount of
space given over to the play
of light that emerges from
the top of the house cries out
to be filled with balls and
baubles, elfkins and pixies,
which makes shopping for
décor items a really exciting
adventure. Moreover, since the
open ceiling relies on angled
walls along with squared-off
ones, you can always find a
great setting for your latest
find, though you may prefer
to order custom works from
local artists like Robin Bissell,
which is what the current
owners have done.
Though the home may seem
all light and open air, it does
not lack for living space. Each
of three upper level bedrooms
is roomy and comfortable
under a steeply pitched ceiling
that gives you the feeling you
are sleeping in a little chalet of
your own. There are two full
bathrooms on the bedroom
level - a private bath serving
the master bedroom, and a
large Jacuzzi bathroom clad
in quaint blue tiles. The main
floor includes a living room
with gas fireplace, kitchen,
dining room, guest bathroom,
and wraparound deck with
hot tub where you can soak at
treetop level high above the
forest floor. There is also a
full downstairs level with two
bunk rooms accommodating
numerous guests, and a nicely
appointed family room with
white pine flooring and a pool
table.
If you’re tired of cookie cutter
architecture and feel that life
owes you a little magic, you
may want to call Steve Frank
and ask him to build one of his
very unique homes for you –
but if you insist on seeing the
home now available at Trout
Ridge, this is the time to get
ERA Realtor Tina Dillon on
the phone at 716-474-5646.
Though the home may seem all light and open air, it does not lack for living space. Each
of three upper level bedrooms is roomy and comfortable under a steeply pitched ceiling
that gives you the feeling you are sleeping in a little chalet of your own. There are two
full bathrooms on the bedroom level - a private bath serving the master bedroom, and a
large Jacuzzi bathroom clad in quaint blue tiles.
The main floor includes a living room with gas fireplace,
kitchen, dining room, guest bathroom, and wraparound
deck with hot tub where you can soak at treetop level high
above the forest floor.
April 2-8, 2009 ~ The Villager ~
YA GOTTA REGATTA: MAY 2 ~ GREAT VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S CLUBHOUSE, 7AM
Weekly Recipe
Ricotta Sfingi Sfingi and the Story of the Sicilian Vespers
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INGREDIENTS for Ricotta Sfingi Dough:
1 lb. high quality whole milk ricotta cheese
4 whole eggs, not separated
½ - ¾ cups sugar
1 ½ cups flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1 Tbsp. Vanilla or any other flavoring you prefer
1 cup chopped cherries fresh or canned (customize your sfingi
with your favorite fruit, just add the to the mix and you’re set
to go)
METHOD for Frying Sfingi:
By rounded Tbsp. carefully fry sfingi dough in hot oil 325
-350 degrees until lightly golden brown. Remove from oil and
set on some paper towel. Immediately, sprinkle with granulated
or powdered sugar. Serve hot along with a strong cup of freshly
perked espresso. Enjoy!
Lukas Tremblay is an aspiring Chef and writer. He currently
works at Balloons Restaurant in Ellicottville.
BY LUKAS TREMBLAY
Throughout history, it has
been said in order to fully
appreciate and understand a
culture, you must eat the local
cuisine. Whether it be a dish
prepared by a street vendor or
by someone in the comforts
of their home, you can’t say
you’ve been there until you’ve
dined there.
Sicilian cuisine is one of
the most delicious and yet
mysterious foods in all the
world. Known for its pasta,
tomato sauce, breads and
decadent desserts, the people
of Sicily have not cut any
corners when it comes to that
which they love. But, there
were many times within the
pages of Sicily’s past when all
but few were lost. Sicily has
been invaded and conquered
by the Greeks, Romans,
Arabs, Normans, Angevins,
Hapsburgs, and Bourbons.
Each, bringing bits and
pieces of themselves into the
Sicilian culture, forming what
is today modern Sicily. The
Greeks, being colonizers - not
conquerers - brought with them
their developed methods of
agriculture. Capitalizing on the
rich lava-fed soil from Mount
Etna, the Greeks were able to
broaden the taste spectrum with
more deeper and intense fruits,
vegetables and olives in which
they brought and planted in the
soils of the flatlands. The Greeks
were of the first to discover
and categorize the different
types of fish that populated the
outlying waters of the island.
Fish like sardines, tuna and
swordfish along with many
smaller varieties became an
important staple of sustenance
for the inhabitants of the island.
After three long centuries of
Greek dominance, the stronger
Romans decided it was time to
take the reigns. Upon arrival,
udder destruction took place
throughout the island. Forests
were burned and families
uprooted from their homes.
Durum wheat was the Romans’
mission and sole purpose in
Sicily. Planting miles of it as it
prospered in the warm climate,
Sicily became known as granary
of Rome. The Romans did not
bring with them the techniques
of cooking; instead they took
what they learned from the
Sicilians and brought it back
to Italy. As time lingered, the
Roman reign had come to hault
and with that came the Vandals,
Ostrogoths then the Byzantines.
Each culture bringing change
and rule.
It was not until 831 A.D.
that the so-called Saracens
came upon the island. As
did the other armies who
invaded, the Saracens were no
different except in the ways
that they brought the traditions
and influences of today’s
sophisticated methods of
cooking. The omnipresent Arabs
were solely responsible for
implementing diverse methods
of irrigation, allowing for the
ever-popular eggplant, orange
and lemon to be cultivated. Of
all the Arab imports, the most
famous was pasta. Within this
time the church had developed
and become more prominent
and powerful than government
itself. The now elected Pope
in Rome was not fond of the
Arab’s rule nor prosperity so
he set in motion an epic battle
that shook the surrounding
outlying lands. He ordered
several hundred knights from
Normandy, Lombardy, and
southern Italy to attack the
Arabs. The Arabs ruled Sicily
for a mere two centuries and
as history would tell, the defeat
came swiftly from a well-
planned strategical attack led
by the Normans. With this, the
rules of engagement once again
changed for Sicily. The golden
age had begun and the holy
Roman empire had risen. Under
rule of Frederick Barbarossa,
the king of the holy empire who
was educated in mathematics,
philosophy and medicine,
lived a luxurious life. Full off
riches, he became the King of
Sicily. Unfortunately, he nor
the Normans brought much to
Sicily other than a salted cod.
According to the Sicilians, it was
a legacy not worth mentioning.
Following the Normans was
the Hohenstaufen who were
defeated by the Angevins at the
battle of Benevento.
And so, the story goes. Easter
fell early on March 29 in the
year 1282. The people of Sicily
were calm. Royal Angevin
soldiers scoured the city of
Palermo, commandeering the
stores of grain away from the
already poor peasants. In the
center of the city, it was custom
for the church at Palermo
to have a festival on Easter
Monday where all would gather
to celebrate. As usual, on this
particular morning a large
crowd came together to attend
the Vesper (prayer) service.
Everyone was singing and
dancing in the streets waiting
for the festivities to begin.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, a
group of French diplomatic
soldiers appeared to join in. Of
course, because they were an
invading force that pillaged and
destroyed Sicily to its core, the
people gathered, greeted them
with cold, unfriendly looks.
Having been drinking earlier
in the day, the soldiers were
not swayed by the unfriendly
gestures and insisted to be let
in on the festivities. A French
sergeant standing in the crowd,
drunken on his own stupidity
began to advance towards
a young woman. Standing
next to her husband she was
abruptly yanked backwards
and turned around. Standing
face to face, he began to make
advances towards her. Pushing
and shoving harder each time,
it was more than her husband
could bear. Drawing his knife,
he charged towards the sergeant
and struck him down. The
surrounding Frenchmen rushed
forward to avenge their fallen
soldier, only to be greeted by a
mob of furious Sicilians. Armed
to the guilds, not one Frenchmen
survived. At that very moment
the bell of the church and all
the surrounding churches began
to ring for vespers. The sound
of the bells sent messengers
running through the city calling
on the men of Palermo to stand
up and fight. Within a moment
of time, the streets were full.
Pouring into every house and
inn asking every soldier to
say the word Sfingi, unable to
pronounce properly due to the
French accent it allowed the
Sicilians to sort them out. With
what felt like a lifetime only
lasted a day and the people of
Sicily began the long road back
to freedom. Upon the hour of
Angevin defeat, the Sicilian
people lit a number of candles,
not only to give light, but also as
a symbol of freedom enstowed
upon themselves,
Sfingi, a decadent airy dessert
comprised of whole milk ricotta
cheese, eggs, flour, and sugar is
prized by the people of Sicily.
Made from flour ground from
durum wheat, the finest wheat in
all the world, it is considered to
be the most tasteful and finest of
all desserts. Originating within
the city of Palermo during the
reign of the Arabs, it became an
instant regional favorite. This
delectable dessert has been
a favorable staple within the
culture and is especially served
at the feast of San Giuseppe
who, the Sicilians believe were
with them on that prolific day
back in the city’s dark history.
Fast forward to present day
Sicily, and you will find a
culture which enjoys a food
such as sfingi that represents
the struggles they faced and
ultimate freedom they have
earned. For me and my family,
sfingi was always a special
treat. Enjoyed with all of the
family, always after a big meal
they were simply delicious!
Although many cultures
sculpted the face of Sicily, it
was the Sicilians that perfected
it into what it is today, tomorrow
and forever. I hope you enjoy
this recipe - after all a food’s
history can represent your
families’ future. As always,
whether it’s a fancy pasta dish
or as simple as sfingi, always
remember: if you put love into
it, you’ll be creating more than
just great food.
The Heart Of A Sicilian Chef
Sfingi, a decadent airy dessert comprised of whole milk
ricotta cheese, eggs, flour, and sugar is prized by the
people of Sicily. Made from flour ground from durum wheat,
the finest wheat in all the world, it is considered to be the
most tasteful and finest of all desserts. Sicily’s present
day culture enjoys a food such as sfingi that represents the
struggles they faced and ultimate freedom they have earned.
The members of the Senior Citizens of the Towns of
Great Valley, Humphrey and Salamanca will meet at
the Great Valley Town Hall next Wednesday, April 8. A
potluck luncheon will be served with ham as the main
course at 1pm. Bring a dish to pass and your own place
setting. At the meeting, we will be discussing trips that
we may take in the near future and our summer picnic.
For more information or if you have any questions,
please contact Yvonne Darts at 945-4586.
POTLUCK LUNCHEON
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RIDE FOR ST. JUDE: MAY 2 ~ THE CROSSPATCH HORSE RANCH, LITTLE VALLEY, 10AM
Editorial:
Truth Or Consequences
The Lost War
Healthy Lifestyles
Static Stretching Exercises
Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen’s Show sponsored by the Little Valley
Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories,
game calls, sporting goods and fishing tackle. A national instant criminal background
check will be completed prior to all firearm sales. Cattaraugus County Pistol Clerk will
be available for your convenience. Refreshments available, armed security and plenty
of parking. We are expecting over 150 vendor tables. Admission is $5, children under
12 are free. The event will take place at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds at 501
Erie Street in Little Valley. It will take place from 9am-4pm on Saturday, and from
9am-3pm on Sunday. For more information, call 716-938-6928 or 938-9015.
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BY KATHERINE PRESTON
When rushed in a workout,
many of us will overlook the
need for proper static/stationary
stretching. In this week’s article,
we’ll examine some very
effective stretches for the lower
body main muscle groups that
you can incorporate into your
workout.
Static stretching is the
lengthening of muscles
through gradual extension
PERFORMED ON THE
SPOT. This type of stretching
focuses on gradually and slowly
bringing our muscles and all
bodily systems to a calmer state.
Each stretch should be held for
10-30 seconds and repeated 1-3
times, while exhaling slowly.
Static stretching should be
performed at the end of physical
exertion, usually as a cool down
for 10-15 minutes. Through the
means of static stretching, our
oxygen demand and blood flow
continue to travel to our warm
muscles, at a regulated and less
intense speed. By omitting it
from our workout, we don’t
allow the worked muscles the
necessary time to cool down
gradually. In doing so, possible
injury or muscular cramping
could result.
NOTE: Prior to engaging in any
physical activity, please consult
a medical doctor regarding your
health status, if necessary.
Quadriceps: This stretch can
be done on the floor lying on
your side OR when standing.
Remember to keep your spine
aligned & “tall.” Grasp one
ankle and gently raise your foot
up to touch the back of your
upper thigh (hamstrings). Your
front upper thigh (quadriceps) is
to remain long. If you feel any
knee pain, release your hold OR
lessen the height of the raised
calf (less acuteness of knee
flexion).
Hamstrings: Lying face up
on the floor with your hips
remaining stationary, slowly
raise one extended leg up and
over your torso, while gently
moving your foot towards your
head. Switch legs after holding
this stretch 10-30 seconds. If
you feel any pain behind your
knee, then add a very slight bend
to the knee (95% leg extension -
avoid “locking” your knee).
Gluteals: Lying face up, keep
your spine aligned and flat on
the floor; AVOID twisting/
rolling your hips. Add a very
slight bend in the knee of
your extended leg. Raise one
extended leg up over your hips;
your other leg is bent at the knee
with your foot resting on your
front thigh slightly above your
knee. (This stretch resembles an
upside down “figure 4”.)
Adductors of the hip (inner
thigh muscles): In yoga,
this stretch is known as “the
butterfly.” Sitting on the floor,
position the soles of your feet
flat & together. Slowly begin
to exhale and gently guide your
soles in towards your groin area.
Remember to try and keep the
sides of your ankles on the floor!
Calf (gastrocnemius, soleus):
While maintaining a “tall”
spine and your shoulders over
your hips, sit on the floor and
extend both legs out in front.
Your feet and legs should be
hip-width apart throughout the
entire stretch. Avoid rolling
your feet inwards/ outwards.
Keep a very slight bend in both
knees in order to eliminate any
added stress behind your knees.
Begin this stretch with your toes
pointing upward and slowly aim
your toes towards your torso,
while exhaling. (This stretch can
be performed on both legs at the
same time.)
Shin (tibialis anterior): Sitting
on the floor, slowly point your
toes forward to lengthen your
feet. Remember to keep your
spine “tall,” shoulders directly
over your hips and your feet and
legs hip-width apart throughout
the entire stretch. A very slight
bend in your knees will decrease
the risk of over-strain. AVOID
arching the soles of your feet
or curling your toes under. This
stretch can also be done by both
legs at the same time.
Hip Flexors: While standing,
extend one straight leg behind
you. Remember to maintain
a hip-width gait throughout
entire movement. Body weight-
bearing occurs on your flat front/
leading foot and on the ball of
your back foot. (Your back heel
is raised up off of floor slightly.)
Keep your spine “tall” with your
shoulders DIRECTLY over your
hips; avoid leaning forwards/
backwards. With one foot, step
forward, leaving your back foot
immobile. Slowly and while
exhaling, begin to slightly bend
the knee of your front leg. You
should feel the stretch in the hip
flexors of your back leg. Very
importantly, avoid allowing
your front knee to exceed your
toes of your leading leg.
Katherine M. Preston is a
Registered Personal Trainer,
Nutrition & Wellness Specialist,
Older Adult Specialist, and
Fitness Instructor through the
Canadian Fitness Professionals
Assoc. Katherine founded and
operates ABSolute Fitness
Training and Consulting.
Questions or comments? You
can contact Katherine at absfit@
cogeco.ca or visit her website at
http://home.cogeco.ca/~absfit
BY DOUG ARROWSMITH
The war is lost. We’ve spent
way too much money on it,
lost way too many people and
have broken up way too many
families because of it. The
people we’re supposed to be
fighting have infiltrated our
cities, they’re crouching on our
borders preparing to strike and,
in some cases, they’re living
next door to you. I’m not talking
about the all-encompassing war
on terror … I’m talking about
that ridiculous relic from the
Reagan era. The war on drugs.
It was lost the moment it was
declared. Doomed from the
beginning. It’s time we face
some facts.
America, home of the free,
has the largest prison population
in the world. One in every
thirty-one adults in this country
is either in jail or on parole. I
keep hearing about the housing
bubble in this country being
the root cause of many of our
current economic woes. Well,
for nearly 3 million adult
Americans and another million
in juvenile detention centers
plus five million Americans
on supervised release, housing
isn’t an issue. The $68 billion a
year we spend on these people?
That’s an issue.
When we think of American
prisons we, and by we I mean
those of us who have never
been locked up, tend to think in
terms of Hollywood. In reality,
the majority of the American
penal system is populated by
non-violent drug offenders.
Many of those people are first
time offenders who, because of
outdated and arcane drug laws
created during Reagan’s years
in office, will never see the light
of day. In other words, I can go
down to my corner bar right now,
get loaded, beat the heck out
of someone, get in my car and
smash into a light pole and, in all
probability, receive a slap on the
wrist. If, on the other hand, I go
to a concert and sell a sheet of
acid to a perfectly willing buyer
I’m going to prison for the rest
of my life. Ah. Justice.
The biggest problem, of course,
is the fact that no matter how
many people we lock up and
no matter how much product is
taken off the streets, we haven’t
made a dent in the drug trade
as a whole. As a matter of fact,
it’s only gotten bigger. All the
money we spent fighting the drug
trade in Columbia accomplished
one thing. It moved it closer to
home. Recent events in Mexico
have only proved that, because
America is the largest illegal
drug consumer in the world, it’s
easier for the cartels to operate
as close to our borders as
possible. Illegal Mexican drug
gangs have now infiltrated and
set up business in 230 American
cities and for every street corner
thug and small time dealer we
put away we gain absolutely no
momentum and get no closer to
the source.
I don’t want to get into the
legalization argument here but,
suffice it to say, the revenue
that could be generated by
government control and
regulation of currently illegal
substances, would be substantial.
Possibly even enough to offset
many of our current financial
issues. Legalization would also
be an immediate death sentence
for the Mexican and Columbian
drug cartels. The low level drug
dealers that currently make
up the majority of our prison
population would be forced to
get real jobs and the violence
that plagues most of our major
American cities would come to
an end. Unfortunately, I think
the pharmaceutical lobby might
have a problem with that.
You see, we have many
different kinds of dealers in
this country. Low level crack
dealers and business suited
crack dealers. One of them
sells a cheap, addictive product
to people in alleyways and
the other sells an expensive,
addictive product in a doctor’s
office. One of them is going to
prison and the other is getting a
commission. Both of them are
robbing you blind.
So, once again, the war is lost.
Americans love their fix and
they’re not going to give it up.
Alcohol prohibition basically
created the American mafia
as a few business-oriented
criminals provided illegal booze
to a nation that craved it and
drug prohibition has done the
same thing on a much larger
scale. It’s time to relocate our
resources and concentrate on
more important issues. Me?
I’m heading to the corner bar.
Comments? E-mail Doug at
shakedowndoug@hotmail.com.

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that every two minutes someone
in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
In 1997, there was a case in
Italy where a perpetrator was
convicted of the rape of a
teenage girl and sentenced to
jail. However, the perpetrator
appealed the case and the
conviction was reversed. In
the statement released by the
Head Judge, he stated “because
the victim wore very, very
tight jeans, she had to help him
remove them, and by removing
the jeans, it was no longer
rape but consensual sex.” The
women in the Italian Parliament
were outraged by the verdict and
began to wear jeans to work as a
way to protest against the ruling.
Over the years since this case,
the wearing of jeans has become
an international symbol of
protest against destructive and
invalid attitudes about Sexual
Assault.
This is just one example of how
ordinary individuals took a stand
and made their voices heard.
There are many opportunities in
this country to become active.
You could volunteer to work
with individuals affected by
sexual assault, join the local
chapter of the “Call to Men,”
which is designed to allow men
the opportunity to voice their
dismay at the violence against
women that is portrayed in our
society. There are numerous
ways you could help raise
awareness against Sexual
Assault, not only for the month
of April but year round.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 is the
National Day of Action. This day
is set aside for communities all
throughout the country to raise
awareness for Sexual Assault.
I would like to encourage
everyone to take a stand and let
your voice be heard for Sexual
Assault Survivors. Please join
me in taking a stand against the
disparaging and untrue attitudes
against Sexual Assault. If you
have any questions or would
like to further get involved, you
can always contact your local
Rape Crisis Program, such as
Community Action Victim
Services, 124 N. Union Street,
Olean, 716-372-2097.
Molly S. Lewis
Long Term
Sexual Assault Counselor
Cattaraugus Community Action
Sherman, customer service
manager, Cutco/Vector
Marketing; Patricia Shumway,
senior accountant, St.
Bonaventure University; Don
Sutton, business unit manager,
Cutco Cutlery, Tina Wedge,
executive assistant, Iroquois
Group.
The class of 16 will
continue to meet monthly
through December. The
program includes monthly
workshops on government
services, education, tourism
and economic development,
the justice system, leadership
training, health and medical
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services, human services, board
member development, and a day
dedicated to the critical issue of
the cohort’s choice. Workshops
take place on the last Tuesday
of each month from April to
December. Graduation will be
held in December.
Leadership Cattaraugus
is a joint initiative of the
Greater Olean Area Chamber
of Commerce, Jamestown
Community College’s
Cattaraugus County Campus,
the ReHabilitation Center and
St. Bonaventure University,
with the goal of “growing”
future civic leaders.
Founding Partners in
Leadership Cattaraugus
include Alcas Corporation,
Cattaraugus Empire Zone
Corp., Cooper Power Systems,
Cytec Industries, Dresser-Rand,
Greater Olean Area Chamber
of Commerce, The Iroquois
Group, Jamestown Community
College, Olean Advanced
Products/AVX, Olean General
Hospital, The ReHabilitation
Center and St. Bonaventure
University.
For more information, contact
Jesse Gugino at 716/376-7572,
leadershipcatt@mail.sunyjcc.
edu, or any member of the
organization’s board of directors,
including Marjorie Litteer,
Pete Sunderland, Tina Zerbian,
John Stevens, Dave DiTana,
Bill O’Dell, Rob DeFazio, Pete
Dandrea, Mike MacWilliams
Dan Antonioli, and John
Sayegh. More information can
also be found by visiting www.
leadershipcattaraugus.org.
From a marketing stand point,
the Amish, who do not rely on
technology very much, have
had the recent added benefit of
something that not too many
older Amish are familiar with, a
website. Though the internet and
web is foreign and technology
albeit frowned upon, hopefully
this foray into the world-wide-
web will help with sales and
tourism for Cattaraugus County.
AmishTrail.com is a website
to promote Amish and ‘English’
business throughout Cattaraugus
County. The website is being
developed by the Cattaraugus
County Department of
Economic Development,
Planning & Tourism. “The
website is being developed from
funds from a grant from ‘Explore
New York’,” according to Tanya
McAllister of the Randolph
Area Development (Chamber).
They are working with the
Amish community to promote
their businesses. Though the
Amish don’t mind benefiting,
they are keeping away from
any involvement in the site.
According to Deb Opferbeck,
Cattaraugus County Tourism
Specialist, “Whilst the Amish
find the concept ‘too modern’
the goal is to lure people here for
their benefit.”
The county had initially
contracted Roger Brooks of
Destination Development Inc.
who originally suggested the
idea. On the AmishTrail.com
website, Brooks is quoted as
saying that “There is no hint
of commercial development in
the entire area so that visitors
really feel as though they are in
a different era ...”
On the website you will
find information on Tours
and Packages, dining,
accommodations and shopping.
In addition, GPS coordinates
and maps are available to
download onto your own
GPS device that pinpoint the
different Amish and English
shops and producers throughout
the region. Moreover, the
Randolph Chamber will soon
have GPS devices available to
rent with the pre-loaded info.
Also, events around the Amish
trail are listed such as the
Gowanda Railroad and Town
of Leon Flea Market and Taste
of Amish. “We are also looking
to put a Bike Tour together
called the ‘Tour de Amish’”
said McAllister. Anybody
interested in Mountain/Road
biking who would like to be part
of the organizational committee
should contact Tanya McAllister
at 358-9701 ext. 208.
Tours are also part of the
Marketing campaign for the
Amishtrail.com website. Sue
Fisher and her husband Paul give
guided tours through the Amish
country, stopping at various
shops and homes. “A guide will
ride along in your car as your
own personal tour guide,” Sue
tells me. They put in six stops
over a 2.5 hour period, stopping
at various Amish places of
interest including a school and
cemetery and at Amish shops
that sell rugs, candy, iron work,
baskets and quilts amongst other
items. “Each tour is customized
depending on the size of the
party.” It seems that people
are coming from all corners of
the globe to tour and purchase
Amish goods. “Last year we
had a busload from Sweden
taking the tour.” Sue said. Not
only do Sue and Paul do tours,
they also have an Ice Cream
shop in Randolph that also
sells many Amish made items.
Fisher’s Amish Country Store is
located at 10 Jamestown Street
in Randolph. The Fishers can
be contacted at 716-358-9730
for tours and information. Their
reasonable prices start at $35 for
two for a 2.5 hour tour in your
own car.
AmishTrail.com gives one
the opportunity to explore a
community steeped in mystery,
in an untouched rural setting.
The drive through the Amish
countryside is almost as amazing
as the people who live there.
For more information visit
www.AmishTrail.com or www.
EnchantedMountains.com.
into a multi-use facility.
Sayegh has many pictures
and diagrams in his office
showing how the new stadium
will look. The driving force
behind the project is a “public-
private partnership” coming
together to form a “regional
recreational facility” for Olean
and surrounding communities.
Although the drawings show
sporting uses, Sayegh said “the
vision” is to also provide a venue
for various cultural and artistic
activities, bringing to the Olean
area an “increased amount of
foot traffic.” The goal is also to
make use of the stadium “most
of the year.”
Financing for the stadium “will
either make or break the project.”
Sayegh said completing the
renovations will depend on the
generosity of the community.
“We’ve done it in the past,” an
example being the ability to
raise private donations for the
Olean Family YMCA. “We can
no longer afford to postpone
renovations,” keeping in mind
the tough economic times both
locally and nationally.
Under the current financial
arrangement, corporate
or individual donations to
the stadium would be tax
deductible. In addition to the
federal tax break, donors “will
receive an additional twenty-five
percent “in New York State tax
incentives according to Sayegh.
He noted that in the case of the
YMCA, they “are well on their
way” toward reaching their goal
of three million dollars.
A company called ‘Fields’ out
of Canton, Georgia, hired a year
ago, produced the drawings for
the new stadium. They have
previously also laid out turf at
St. Bonaventure University “and
have a good track record.” “The
key to designing this (Bradner)
project is to get good drainage”
said Sayegh, since the stadium
sits near the Allegheny River.
Sayegh went on to say that
“within the next couple of
months” planners will “test
the waters” for response from
potential donors. “I have no
doubt the community will come
out and support us” because the
new stadium will be “something
to be proud of.” “If it takes more
than one year to launch sufficient
funding for renovations, so be
it.” Sayegh noted that the project
should not cost taxpayers any
more than it is costing them to
maintain the current facility.
Depending on the sporting or
cultural event, seating capacity
can range from three to five
thousand. For a philharmonic
event, that number could go up
to six thousand, since the whole
field “could be occupied.” A
football game could probably
seat anywhere “from three
thousand to 3500 spectators.”
Some of the seating would
be permanent, and other seats
would be movable.
Sayegh said the completion
date will “depend on the
generosity of the community.”
The first one million dollars
will pay for the turf field. “The
cost of drainage is another half
a million dollars.” “Raising this
amount will set us on course for
completing the project, and will
amount for about seventy-five
percent of the work” he said.
The total cost of the stadium
project is estimated to be about
“four to four and a half million
dollars, with contingency.” The
amount includes new fencing,
redoing the entry ways, façade
improvements, parking lots, the
press box, locker rooms, and
bathrooms. Sayegh describes the
project as a “major overhaul” of
what you currently see. Events
such as ‘Rally in the Valley’ and
the annual fireworks show would
still be able to use the stadium.
If the financial backing is there,
Sayegh said construction at
the stadium could start in early
or late fall of 2009. The new
facility could be completed by
next year.
Stadium
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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
SNOWMOBILE FOR SALE: 2007 Yamaha Phazer, 4-stroke. Excellent condition, excellent
on gas. $4,200. Call Josh at 716-969-5115.
HOT TUB: Jacuzzi brand, 4-person, excellent condition, 4 years old. $3,200 or best offer.
Please call 716-676-2303.
OPEN HOUSES
OPEN HOUSE: This Sunday from 1-4pm at 6315 Moranda Lane, Ellicottville (off Bibbs Road.)
Call 716-553-8801. Visit this home & enter a drawing to win lunch for two at Tips Up Cafe!
FOR RENT
Vacation Rentals: Plan your next getaway, wedding, reunion, golf or ski vacation with ERA
Vacation Properties. Visit our website at www.ellicottville.com for virtual tours of our
properties, or call 716-699-4800.
Seasonal/Monthly Guest House, Cabins & Cottage Rentals: 4-BR furnished house sleeps 8-10
people, 2.5 baths, FP, Jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer $1,000 per/week, $2000 per/month plus utilities.
Two furnished cottages $500 per/week, $1,200 per/month includes utilities, sleeps 4-5 people. 8
miles from ski resorts, available for ski season. www.elkdalervresort.com 716-938-6136.
FOR RENT: Luxury 2 & 3-BR townhomes in Salamanca. Private entrances, FP, granite counters,
Berber carpet, stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, grounds keeping, snow removal, electric, wa-
ter, garbage, sewer included. Various lease lengths available. Prices range from $900 to $1,100
monthly. No pets. Call to set up your appointment today! Palmer Rentals 716-945-1906.
Studio Condo: 34 Wildflower. Fully furnished, all appliances, fireplace. $450/month plus
utilities. Available April 1-Sept. 30. Contact Tara Ebert at 716-699-3952.
Charming Cape Cod Cottage Home: 2 acres, pond & views of HoliMont. 5 large BR’s,
gourmet kitchen with sub-zero. $2,500 fully furnished, year-round. 814-312-7257.
700 Square Feet, Main Street, Commercial Space For Rent: Great location. $1,000 per
month plus utilities. Lease. Call 716-572-9192.
Upper 1-BR Apartment With Loft: Available April 1st. Full kitchen with new appliances.
Located at 7734 Route 219, Ellicottville, above Riley’s Restaurant. $475/month. 716-699-8773.
House/Apartment: Spacious Victorian on Court Street in Little Valley. 4+BRs, $700/month
plus utilities. Or lower apt. with 2+BRs, $475. Or upper apt. with 1+BRs, $325. Hardwood
floors, appliances, yard, no smoking. Minimum 8-month lease. 716-480-3474.
The Villager Classified Ads: Rate: $8.00 per week (30 words or less - $0.10 each additional
word over 30). Send your ad, along with payment, to: The Villager, PO Box 178, Ellicottville,
NY 14731 or stop by our office at 39 Mill Street. Payment must accompany all classified ads.
Deadline for all classifieds: each Monday at 4pm.
SERVICES AVAILABLE
Furniture Repaired: Antiques or other furniture repaired, restored or refinished. Custom
furniture made. FIVE POINTS, 716-938-6315 or fivepnts.com
EDDIE ELECTRIC: Electrical Services. Certified electrician, 35 years experience, excellent
references. 247 Hardy Corner Rd., Franklinville, NY 14737. Phone 716-437- 2921 (office) or
716-353-0593 (cell) or 716-353-0594 (cell). E-mail enlgriffelec@aol.com
Woodcrest Pet Spa and Kennel: Treat your pet to the SPA experience at 140 Lincoln Ave. in
Salamanca. OR maybe they need a vacation. Take a tour of our Kennel on Sawmill Run in
Little Valley, at WoodcrestKennel.net or call SPA 716-945-2700, KENNEL 716-945-5799.
IS YOUR WOOD DECK MOLDY OR GRAY? Vinyl siding dirty or covered in road grime?
GREG THOMPSON CONTRACTING offers pressure washing services. Call now for early
season rates. Insured. 716-699-6212.
Multitasker! Trustworthy, reliable woman looking for work. Housesitting, housekeeping,
shopping, running errands, animal care, or caring for your loved one. I can do just about
anything. Call 716-257-6152. References available.
Interior Finishing By Tom Clauss: Painting, plastering, remodeling, repairs, restoration
work, electrical, plumbing & more. PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SPECIAL: DISCOUNTED
PRICES! Free estimates. Call today! 716-949-9155.
HELP WANTED
WRITERS: Become part of a growing team! The Villager newspaper of Ellicottville, NY is
looking for writers to attend the Ellicottville Town/Village Board meetings. Interested? Please
send your resume and writing samples to: PO Box 178, Ellicottville, NY 14731.
The Barn Restaurant: Now looking for experienced full-time cook. Apply in person at 7
Monroe Street, Ellicottville or call 716-699-4600.
PART-TIME POLICE CLERK: Organizational, clerical and computer skills required. Type
minimum of 35 WPM. Familiarity with Word, Excel and PC required. NYS Drivers License re-
quired. Two year’s clerical, administrative and/or public contact experience preferred. Send re-
sumes to Town of Ellicottville, Supervisor John Burrell, PO Box 600, Ellicottville, NY 14731.
Call Clerk’s Office with questions 716-699-2240.
LEGAL NOTICES
Articles of Organization of 53 WILDWOOD, LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the New
York Secretary of State on April 13, 2006. The LLC’s principal business location will be locat-
ed at 53 Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, NY 14779, Cattaraugus County. The Secretary of State
has been designated as the agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against
it may be served. The address for service of process is: 53 Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, NY
14779. The LLC has been formed for the operation of a restaurant and entertainment club and
any other lawful purposes so designated.
Notice of Formation of VanDyke Consulting, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the
Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/20/2009. Offices located in Cattaraugus County, New
York. Street address of Principal Business location is: 4115 South Nine Mile Road (Lot 125),
Allegany, NY 14706. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against
it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process
against the LLC served upon him is: VanDyke Consulting, 4115 South Nine Mile Road (Lot
125), Allegany, New York 14706. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity.
DON LUCHO’S, LLC. Notice of Formation of Don Lucho’s, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with
Secy. Of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/4/09. Office Location: Cattaraugus County. Principal
business address: 149 North Sixth Street, Olean, New York 14760. SSNY designated as agent
of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: DiCerbo
and Palumbo Attorneys, 410 Community Bank Building, Olean, New York 14760. Purpose:
any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of MCCRACKEN OIL & GAS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy.
of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/03/09. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Principal office of
LLC: Carl A. McCracken, PO Box 231, Limestone, NY 14753. SSNY designated as agent of
LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the
address of its principal office. The registered agent of the company upon whom and at which
process against the company can be served is Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY
12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of MCCRACKEN OIL INTERESTS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/03/09. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Principal of-
fice of LLC: Carl A. McCracken, PO Box 231, Limestone, NY 14753. SSNY designated as
agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the
LLC at the address of its principal office. The registered agent of the company upon whom and
at which process against the company can be served is Corporation Service Co., 80 State St.,
Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
KING’S EQUIPMENT LLC: Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Compa-
ny (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on
03/10/2009. 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, 1595 Olean-Portville Road, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Formation of NATIVE OFFERINGS FARM, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy.
of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/09. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as
agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8501
Maples Road, Little Valley, NY 14755. Purpose: any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of Enchanted Mountain Kustom Towing & Recovery LLC. Arts.
of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/12/09. Office location: Cattaraugus Co.
SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall
mail process to: Vickie Tuttle, 1649 Camel Back Lane, Olean, NY 14760, also the registered
agent. Purpose: any lawful activities.
Notice of Formation of ASJ CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/26/09. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Principal
office of LLC: 16 Broad St., Salamanca, NY 14779. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon
whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Ricky L. Ray at the princi-
pal office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
★★ Sudoku Challenge ★★
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!
3
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9
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Last Week’s Puzzle:
This Week’s Difficulty Level:
★★★★
PUBLIC NOTICES
Notice of Public Hearing, Village of Ellicottville, New York: The Village of Ellicottville
Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 6:00pm at the Town & Village
Hall, located at One West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York re: Tentative Budget. A
copy of the tentative budget is available at the office of the Village Clerk, and may be inspected
during office hours: 9:00am till 4:00pm.
Ischua Valley Historical Society Annual Meeting: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 6pm at the
Franklinville VFW. The public is invited to enjoy dinner at a cost of $10 and to hear Virginia
Figura speak about ‘Great Sites to Visit Along the Erie Canal.’ Prepayment is required. Call
Donna Abbott at 716-676-3468, or Dorothy DeSha at 676-3559 for reservations.
Positions Available
Graphic artist: experience necessary in InDesign, Photoshop. Perfect part-time work for
college students - work from home!
Also looking for writers and part-time salesperson familiar with the Chautauqua region.
Send resumes to brenda@thevillagerny.com






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777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca, New York 14779
1-877-553-9500 º www.5enecaAIIeganyCasino.com
$23 per person ($21 with a Seneca Players Club card)
CARVING STATION
Prime Rib With Roasted Garlic Jus

Candied Baked Ham

BREAKFAST STATION
Omelets and Eggs Made to Order
Egg Frittata
Eggs Benedict
Scrambled Eggs
Corned Beef Hash
Bacon & Sausage
Biscuits & Gravy
French Toast
Belgian Waffles
Fruit Blintzes
Home Fried Potatoes
AMERICAN CUISINE

Grilled Steaks


Roast Turkey

Garlic Parmesan Wings
Candied Carrots
Green Bean Casserole
Roasted Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
SEAFOOD STATION
Crab Legs
Shrimp with Lemon & Cocktail Sauce

Oysters on the Half Shell

ITALIAN STATION
Grilled Chicken Ratatouille

Beef Braciola

Sausage with Peppers & Onions

Smoked Salmon & Trout Platter

Assorted Pizzas
Antipasto Platter
Cheese Platter
ASIAN CUISINE
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Shrimp Lo Mein
Hunan Beef
Pork Potstickers
Fried Rice
Spring Rolls
DESSERT STATION
Cookies
Assorted Chocolate Candies
Assorted White Chocolate Candies
Assorted Pies
Assorted Cakes

Chocolate Fountain

Easter Breads
Sugar-Free Desserts
Ellicottville’s Weekly Newspaper Online: www.thevillagerny.com
V I E W S F R O M T H E V I L L A G E
Holiday Valley Hosts Annual Spring Party
Last Saturday’s Pond Skimming Event Attracted Large Crowds and Plenty of Splashes
Shop Wars Competition Returns To Holiday Valley
3rd Annual Team Challenge Held Last Sunday Brought Many WNY Area Shops Out to the 42/78 Park
Photos/Bob Knab
(see more of Bob’s action shots online
at rkgraphics.smugmug.com)
Photos/Bob Knab
(see more of Bob’s
action shots online at
rkgraphics.smugmug.com)
Photos/Gary Kinn

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