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Christmas In Ellicottville
Kick Off the Holiday Season This Weekend; Many Free Activities
Snowmaking Crews Called In
All Departments at Holiday Valley Ready; Terrain Park Crew Has Much in Store
In This Issue . . .
Architectural Digest ... page 8
The Gin Mill: One of E’ville’s Major Attractions
By Anne London
Sure the food is good, the drinks hit the spot, you can’t beat Joe Wagner, John
Winston, Kuk and the gang, and it’s impossible to leave without making a
friend or two, but did you ever really look at this place? The best part of The
Gin Mill to me is to look around and soak up the ambiance and think how
fabulous it would be if a Hollywood director discovered it and put it in a
movie ala “Shootout at the OK Corral” or something like that.
Further Delays For HoliMont Expansion
Village and Town Boards will Come Together to Discuss the Project on December 2
20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162
Saturday, Nov. 28th, 5-9pm
THE STEVIE PROJECT
A smokin’ Blues band in the style
of the great “Stevie” Ray Vaughan
Joseph Michael Mahfoud.
26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990
Every Monday, 10pm
With Jack Darvaset
Playing music for no reason
whatsoever other than to have fun!
Saturday, Nov. 28th, 9pm-1am
DOUG YEOMANS &
LO BLU FLAME
20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530
Every Thursday, 7-11pm
KUK & FREDDIE
Every Wednesday, 9pm-1am
WAGNER & WINSTON
Every Monday, 7-10pm
BLUE MULE BAND
Friday, Nov. 27th, 9:30pm
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Saturday, Nov. 28th, 9:30pm
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gaming ﬂoor at The Casino Bar!
Inside Business Track ... page 10
The Boardroom: Boarding for Breast Cancer
By Stephanie Hacker, St. Bonaventure University
The Boardroom snowboarding shop in Ellicottville is hosting a pre-party on
December 5 to kick off Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) to help raise
awareness and donations to support the ﬁght against breast cancer.
Kick off the holidays in Ellicottville this weekend as the Chamber and local merchants host the annual “Christmas in Ellicottville” celebration, Nov.
27-29. Start with a free pancake breakfast hosted by Santa at the Kelly House Lodge. Then, load up on a horse & wagon ride, or take a ride with
Santa on a ﬁre truck. The Wingate by Wyndham will offer photos with Santa, along with many fun and exciting, interactive children’s activities.
Other highlights of the weekend include kids cookie decorating at EBC, Christmas storytelling with Melanie Pritchard, ski movies behind the Gin
Mill and Dekdebrun’s, and late night store hours at many of Ellicottville’s ﬁne boutiques. There will be plenty of holiday spirit heard throughout
the village with the sounds of The Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet, the ECS Chorus, and Four Effect Carolers. Featured presentations for
the weekend are Mike Randall’s “A Christmas Carol (Saturday at 7pm at St. Paul’s Church - tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the E’ville
Library), and new this year: a Family Holiday Square Dance at the American Legion (Sunday from 2-4pm). See schedule page 2.
Living Nativity Returns To Ellicottville’s Christmas Stroll
Saturday, December 5 Offers an Old-Fashioned Holiday Experience
Experience a very unique, old-fashioned holiday season with Ellicottville’s Christmas Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 5. Among the many events is Santa’s
arrival, and the day is concluded with a Living Nativity so authentic you’ll be amazed! Organ music and tours of St. John’s Church will be given,
and cocoa and cookies will be offered in Mrs. Claus kitchen at The Barn Restaurant on Monroe Street - follow the Candy Canes! The day will also
feature wagon rides next to Town Hall, candy elves, caroling and live camel strolling around town. A display of nativity sets and angels will be
housed in the Holy Name of Mary Church Hall on Martha Street, and everyone’s favorite, the Reindog Parade, will march down Washington Street
at 6pm, followed by the Living Nativity at the Gazebo. To learn more about this year’s Christmas Stroll, visit www.ellicottvilleny.com
BY BRENDA PERKS
At this time last year, Ellicottville
was already a full week into the ski
season, recorded as their 3
opening date in the resort’s history.
Fast-forward to today, the grounds
still await a fresh blanket of thick
snow following the celebration of a
Temperatures are stubbornly
holding steady above freezing, just
out of reach from accumulating
natural snowfall or even the ability
to gear into productive snowmaking
operations. However, the forecast
is ﬁnally beginning to turn, and all
departments at Holiday Valley are
ready to kick into high-speed once
Mother Nature calls.
“We’re ready for the cold weather to
hit,” states Jeff Clancy, Snowmaking
Supervisor. “We’re calling in all
crews this Friday and Saturday, and
we’ll be getting the guns hosed up and
ready to go, we’ll drag the portables
out, we’ll do some training …”
Looking at the long-range forecast,
Clancy is optimistic that temps will
stay solid through next week. “We’re
planning to ﬁre up the guns and start
making snow by next Wednesday/
Thursday. We’re ready to get this
Along with the snowmakers
and mountain-ops crews, another
department is hard at work ﬁnalizing
what is expected to be an exciting
addition for visitors to the resort.
Over the past several years, Holiday
Valley has seen an increasing interest
in the terrain parks, and as a result has
invested in their park improvements
more and more each season. Yes, the
new boxes and rails purchased and
implemented the last couple years
were a much welcomed asset, but the
challenge lies in variety and keeping
The Holiday Valley Park Crew is excited to introduce a new “natural”
terrain park, consisting of timber features made of spruce logs, for
the 2009-’10 ski season. Pictured above are Holiday Valley Youth
Marketing Specialist/Terrain Park Manager Pat Morgan (left) and Park
Designer/Builder Chris Perks amongst the new features currently
being constructed. Photo/Gary Kinn
BY IAN BIGGS
The Town Board met for their regular
monthly meeting this past Tuesday in
the Ellicottville Town Hall. A call to
order was given by Town Supervisor
John Burrell. The minutes from last
month’s meeting were approved
without hesitation and the meeting
then commenced with discussion of
the HoliMont expansion project at
Canﬁeld. Representing HoliMont
were General Manager Dave Riley and
his representation, Atty. Sean Hopkins
of the Buffalo ﬁrm Hopkins & Sorgi.
In its expansion project, HoliMont
would ultimately like to build 225
units in the area to the west of the
resort, based in the town of Mansﬁeld.
Water and sewer service would be
provided by extending the water and
sewer systems owned by the Village
of Ellicottville and the Town of
Ellicottville Water and Sanitary Sewer
Districts. The expansion project
includes ninety-three private homes,
seventy-two condos and a new day
lodge and possible additional lodging
– all of which would be ski in/ski out.
New trails would also be cut to further
~ The Villager ~ November 26-December 2, 2009 Page 2
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: NOVEMBER 28 ~ ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELLICOTTVILLE, 6:30PM
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Notice: Winter Parking in Ellicottville
This is an annual reminder for residents and visitors to Ellicottville about parking on
streets and highways. Within the Village, from December 1-March 31, there is NO
PARKING on Washington Street and Monroe Street from 4am-6am to allow the D.P.W.
to clear the streets of snow accumulation within the business area. In addition, there
is NO PARKING on ALL Town of Ellicottville highways from December 1-April 1. If
there are any questions, please call Constable Howard T. Gifford at 716-353-5439
(work cell) or 716-699-4664 (home). These contact numbers may also be used to
report any incidents or to request assistance. Thank you.
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9:30-11am Free Pancake Breakfast with Santa ~ Kelly House Lodge
(non-perishable food item/food bank)
12-1:00pm Fire Truck Rides with Santa ~ Jefferson Street
1:30-3:00 Interactive Childrens Activities ~ The Wingate by Wyndham
(non-perishable food item/food bank)
2:30-3:30 Photos with Santa ~ Wingate by Wyndham
3:00-5:00 Horse and Wagon Rides ~ Jefferson Street
3:30-4:30 Hot Chocolate ~ Dina’s
5:00-7:00 The Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet ~ Downtown
Stores will be OPEN from 10:00am-8:00pm
9:30-11am Free Pancake Breakfast with Santa ~ Kelly House Lodge
(non-perishable food item/food bank)
12:30-3pm Kids Cookie Decorating ~ Ellicottville Brewing Company
1:00-3:00 Jilly Bean the Strolling Stilt Walker ~ Downtown
Four Effect Carolers ~ Downtown
1:30-2:30 Fire Truck Rides with Santa ~ Jefferson Street
2:00-3:30 Interactive Childrens Activities ~ The Wingate by Wyndham
(non-perishable food item/food bank)
2:00-5:00 The Seneca Junction Strolling Quartet ~ Downtown
2:30-3:30 Photos with Santa ~ Wingate by Wyndham
3:00-5:00 Horse and Wagon Rides ~ Jefferson Street
3:30-5:30 Meet a real Reindeer (it might be Rudolph!) ~ Gazebo
5:00-6:00 Caroling with the ECS Chorus ~ Washington Street/Coffee Culture
Christmas Storytelling with Melanie Pritchard ~ Wingate by Wyndham
6:30-8:00 Ski Movies ~ Behind the Gin Mill and Dekdebrun’s
7:00 Mike Randall: A Christmas Carol (tickets $10) ~ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
9:30-11am Free Pancake Breakfast with Santa ~ Kelly House Lodge
(non-perishable food item/food bank)
12:00-2pm Horse and Wagon Rides ~ Jefferson Street
12:30-1:30 Interactive Childrens Activities ~ The Wingate by Wyndham
(non-perishable food item/food bank)
2:00-4:00 Family Holiday Square Dance ~ American Legion
Christmas in Ellicottville
Schedule of Free Activities Friday through Sunday
Nov. 27-29, 2009
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The one day Americans set
aside to celebrate the things
we are most thankful for is
ﬁnally here. Thanksgiving is
a holiday of home, family, and
peace. This important event has
a different meaning to each of
us. It serves as a reminder that
regardless of the type of year
we’ve had, there’s always a need
to acknowledge the fact that true
blessings grace all of our lives.
My point is this: we are all
grateful for something; some
lives are full of appreciative
things, some are not so full …
But we all share in the fact each
one of us owes a debt of gratitude
for being alive, for waking in
the morning, getting out of bed
and walking out the door. This
is something we need to remind
ourselves each and every day.
I love the quote from Phillip
Brooks, who had this to say
about giving thanks: “Believe in
your own time and space – this
is not, and there never has been,
a better place to live in.” Very
good words to remember, and
especially poignant for those of
us lucky enough to enjoy this
turn of seasons in a very special
place – Ellicottville.
I’m thankful for my friends,
my family and the opportunity
to do business. I’m thankful
for my dear Brenda and all the
really great folks who make The
Villager the publication I’ve
always dreamed about.
Most of all I’m thankful to
you, my dear readers, for always
providing me with the greatest
level of satisfaction any person
could get – through honest and
sincere feedback. Without this
and your continued support we
wouldn’t have a reason to exist.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Letter To The Publisher
A New Tradition at Ellicottville Central School
This school year, the 8
class at Ellicottville Central
School is planning a whirlwind
trip to our nation’s capitol,
Washington D.C.! The trip is
scheduled for the weekend of
May 21. Our students will have
a chance to see our nation’s
history ﬁrst-hand and visit many
important buildings, gathering
memorable pictures and
learning oodles of information.
Some of the highlighted visits
include Arlington National
Cemetery, the Holocaust
Museum, Smithsonian, Vietnam
Veteran’s Memorial, World
War II Memorial, Korean War
Memorial, Lincoln Memorial,
Jefferson Memorial, Library of
Congress, and an illuminated
tour of Washington’s memorials.
Also, we will have a meet-and-
greet with our Congressman,
Our ﬁrst fundraiser to help
offset the cost is a Themed
Basket Rafﬂe. The baskets
will be featured in the High
School display case across
from the High School ofﬁce
starting Nov. 30 and also on
the school’s website, www.
el l i cot t vi l l ecent r al . com.
Tickets will be sold by 8
grade parents Mrs. Hart, Miss
Opferbeck, and in the High
School ofﬁce. Each ticket will
cost $1.00. The drawing will
be held Dec. 17 following the
Middle School/High School
If anyone would like to donate
a basket or give a monetary
donation, all will be greatly
appreciated. You can contact
the school at 699-2316 and ask
for Mrs. Theresa Hart or Miss
This is a trip we would like all
graders to have a chance to
experience in the future.
Grade Class Advisors
Ellicottville Central School
Friday-Sunday, November 27-29: Christmas in Ellicottville, weekend activities
will include ctivities will include Christmas carolers, reindeer, photos and
breakfasts with Santa, hot-chocolate, cookie decorating, horse and wagon rides as
well as Fire Truck rides with Santa, and a family Holiday Square dance!
Saturday, November 28: Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol,
performance starring Mike Randall at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 7pm. Tickets
on sale at the Ellicottville Memorial Library, $10; Children 12 & under, $5.
Saturday, December 5: Christmas Stroll
Thursday, December 10: Chamber Christmas Party, 6pm at HoliMont. Tickets
are $45 for Chamber members and $50 for non-member guests. Call the
Ellicottville Chamber ofﬁce at 699-5046 to register.
Friday & Saturday, January 8 & 9, 2010: Winter Blues Festival
Upcoming in Ellicottville
Wednesdays: Story Time, 11:15am / Belly Dancing, Learn basics including
technique & movement, $10/class, 5-6:15pm.
Wednesdays of the Month: Book Club meets, 1:30pm. December 9
discussion: “The Christmas Jars” by Jason Wright. Contact Bev Webster at 945-
4089 for more details.
Ellicottville Memorial Library Events
Correction: Irish Christmas Event Dec. 4
For the 5
year in a row, the Ellicottville community has a chance to come together,
have a fun time, and share the joy of the Christmas season. Last week The Villager
featured an article on “Irish Christmas,” a fundraising event which collects gifts for
those less fortunate. Please note the corrected date: The event will be held at the Gin
Mill on Friday, Dec. 4 beginning at 6pm. All Ellicottville residents are invited to bring
a Christmas gift to the Irish Christmas event, beneﬁting the Family Support Center for
Ellicottville. The gifts should be wrapped (unwrapped gifts will be accepted) and can
be for anybody. For those who won’t be able to attend, cash donations may be sent to
the Family Support Center for Ellicottville, PO Box 1465, Ellicottville NY, 14731.
Joint Meeting of Ellicottville Boards Scheduled
A joint meeting between the Village and Town Boards of Ellicottville will be held on
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at 6:30pm at the Village/Town Hall to discuss the current
sewer project at HoliMont. The meeting is open to the public.
November 26-December 2, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 3
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4500 Hungry Hollow
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E’VILLE - We at the United
Church of Ellicottville are
looking forward to a very
busy December! Please join
us for a “Holiday Season of
and Fun,” starting with our
Annual Christmas Bazaar
on December 5 from 11am-
5pm. Shopping, lunch and
children’s activities are just
a few of the things we have
The next day, Dec. 6, we
will ring in the Holiday
singing joyfully during a
Choral Concert beginning at
2pm, with reception and light
refreshments at the Church
Manse to follow. On the 9
is a special Service dedicated
to the loss which may be
felt during Christmas time
for those relatives who have
passed on - a Blue Christmas
Service at 7:30pm.
Another wonderful tradition
of our holiday season here
at the United Church of
Ellicottville is the Children’s
Christmas Pageant on Dec. 20
at 10am. This year we have
added a Pot Luck Supper for
anyone who would like to stay
for lunch after the service.
Finally, the month of
December ends with Service
on Christmas Eve at 9pm and
a special Service the Sunday
after Christmas at 10am which
asks the kids to come in their
pajamas and bring a favorite
toy. There are plenty of
Christmas carols to sing and
lots of hot chocolate for all!
We are looking forward to
having the community join
us for our celebration of the
Season! To learn more, call the
United Church of Ellicottville
ECS Basketball Sponsors Spaghetti Dinner
E’VILLE - Parents of the Ellicottville Boys Basketball Team will sponsor a Spaghetti
Dinner at Cadillac Jack’s, corner of Route 219 and Holiday Valley Road, on Wednesday,
December 2, 2009 starting at 6pm. Cost is $7.00 per person, $5.00 for Senior Citizens,
and FREE for Children under the age of 5. Come out and help support your local
basketball team! Bring the whole family!
Ellicottville’s Alley Katz were once again hard at work this past Tuesday, giving the down-
town area a holiday makeover, just in time for this weekend’s “Christmas in Ellicottville”
celebration. The ladies decorated the gazebo in front of Town Hall (watch for the Christ-
mas tree to be erected Dec. 8), as well as the clock at the corner of the 1887 Building.
ECS Student Council: Pennies for Peace
The Ellicottville Central School Student Council has a program running throughout
the 2009-‘10 school year called, “Pennies for Peace.” The program was designed to
help build schools in places such as Pakistan and Afghanistan that have little money
to build them. If you would like to donate pennies to this organization, you can bring
them to one of ECS’s main ofﬁces. Please help to make this project a success!
~ The Villager ~ November 26-December 2, 2009
HOLIDAY CONCERT: CHATHAM BAROQUE: DECEMBER 4 ~ ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY, 7:30PM
Gift Card Now Available
The Perfect Holiday Gift: Experience Ellicottville
The Ellicottville Gift Card
is now available to purchase
from the Chamber ofﬁce.
Cards may be purchased in
denominations from $20 to
$50. The card can be redeemed
at any local business that is
a member of the Chamber
of Commerce. This card
also makes a great employee
incentive or corporate gift.
Stop into the Chamber ofﬁce
Monday through Thursday
8am-5pm or Friday 8am-4pm
to purchase. Cards may also
be purchased over the phone
by calling 800-349-9099.
Do you have a certain someone that seems to have
everything? The Ellicottville Gift Card is a great option for a
holiday or any day gift that lets them experience Ellicottville
the way that they want to.
Chamber Christmas Party
Purchase Your Tickets for This Year’s Annual Holiday Celebration
The Ellicottville Chamber of
Commerce Christmas Party is
set for Thursday, December 10
at 6pm. This year’s Holiday
Celebration will feature a menu
presented by Dina’s with your
choice of a Black Angus Filet
of Beef, Pistachio Encrusted
Chicken or Grilled Wild
Sockeye Salmon as well as an
incredible antipasto display to
start and an assortment of Dina’s
delicious cookies and squares
After this elegant meal it’s
time to dance the night away
with the sounds of The Old
School B-Boys. This 10-piece
choreographed show in the style
of the Temptations and the Four
Tops will keep you dancing all
night. Combining the sounds of
Motown, Soul and Rhythm and
Blues, the Old School B-Boys
have opened for many national
acts including the Manhattans
and the Delfonics in many
great rooms around the country
including Klienhans in Buffalo
with the Buffalo Philharmonic
Orchestra. Check them out at
Tickets are $45 for Chamber
members and $50 for non-
member guests. Please call 716-
699-5046 to register.
HoliMont Main Chalet
6921 Route 242
Timberland • Burton • Smith • Scott • Giro
Outerwear • Helmets • Goggles • Snowshoes
Demos Skis • Used Boots $50/pr • Used Helmets $10 ea.
Friday, November 27
Saturday, November 28
Exquisite Holiday Gifts
69 Mountain View Dr., Little Valley • only 10 minutes from Ellicottville (1st left as you enter Little Valley on Route 242)
So Soft Gift Shop
Open to Visitors Saturdays & Sundays 10am-6pm
• Sweaters, Ponchos, Capes
• Scarves, Socks, Yarn
• Teddy Bears, Blankets, Rugs, Pillows
• Large Variety of Alpaca Products!
So Soft ...
Major Credit Cards Accepted
Massage Therapy * Facials
Body Treatments * Waxing
Makeup * Manicures * Pedicures
Gift Certiﬁcates * Spa Parties
23 Jefferson Street, Rte # 219
Now accepting Health Insurance
Full Service Hair Salon . . .
Gift Certiﬁcates Available!
39 Mill Street
Ellicottville, New York (716) 699-8757
Owner, Hair Stylist
Hair Stylist, Manicurist
Thank You Sponsors
Christmas in Ellicottville Funding Provided by Local Merchants
Stop by the Chamber and Pick Up a ‘Walking Tour’ Brochure
Are you a history buff or just interested in some of the amazing historical buildings that
Ellicottville has to offer? Stop in the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce lobby which is
always open twenty-four hours a day and pick up one of Ellicottville’s Historic Walking
Tour brochures. This self-guided heritage walking tour will lead you on a short 3-4 block
walk throughout the village, pointing out various historic buildings and giving you an
overview of their history and importance in the community. What a great way to get
yourself acquainted with Ellicottville and enjoy a healthy afternoon stroll.
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our new members:
• Lofty Mountain Grandeur, East Otto, NY 14729, phone 716-583-0535
• Manning and Napier Beneﬁts, Amherst, NY, phone 716-862-0051
• Winery of Ellicottville, Ellicottville, NY, phone 716-574-5350
New Chamber Memebers Welcomed
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce would like to extend their gratitude to all of the
Christmas in Ellicottville sponsors. Donations from local merchants provide funding for
this holiday celebration and allow the Chamber to offer many free activities for children to
participate in. The following business all donated to this event: Anew Beginning Massage,
City Garage, Brian & Carol Erickson of Contract Sales, Daff, Dekdebruns Ski Shop, E-Ville
Spirits, Holiday Shoppe, Holiday Valley Resort, HoliMont, Holy Name of Mary Church,
Jefferson Inn, Andree McRae, Gado-Gado, Telemark Inn, Weed-Ross Agency and a special
thanks to Subway for donating cookies, Coffee Culture for donating hot chocolate and
The Wingate by Wyndham for again being our signature sponsor with a $1,000 donation.
• Custom Rustic Furniture
• Home Accessories
Lower Level Kazoo II Building • 699-2924
Custom Rustic Furniture
November 26-December 2, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 5
CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA: DECEMBER 4-6 ~ THROUGHOUT RANDOLPH
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Or View Anytime By Calling Michael Incorvaia 716-583-0535 or Ciji Riley 716-244-8924
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 28
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by Dana John Contracting
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Enjoy your surroundings
in the spacious great room
with its tall windows and
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Excellent condition with
features such as newer
carpeting and ceramic
tile, baseboard heat,
woodstove, dual security
system and more.
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will save you thousands!
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5 Lincoln Drive, Ellicottville
Great price for this convenient location. Walk to the
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fees. Great for entertaining & very private. Patio in
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Call Today To View!
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56 S. Main St., Franklinville, NY
• All NEW 4-BRs, 2 Baths
• 1700 sq. ft. Finished
• Plus 2 Attics, Breezeway, Garage and Basement
• 65x300 Lot - All Lawn
• Municipal Sewer and Water
• Taxes: $2,800
To View Call 585-492-2702
TWO HOUSES! ON 102 ACRES!
Free Natural Gas
Minutes from the Slopes
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Trail Tours Available
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cell: (716) 244-0608 ofﬁce: (716) 699-4800
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ML#B15992 ... $175,000
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The Freeheel Life
The City Garage Bringing Telemark Ski Movie to The Depot
- Height Of Land Publications
announced this week that it
will team up with Telemark
Skier Magazine editor Josh
Madsen for a ﬁfty date Telemark
Skier Magazine U.S. tour. The
tour will hit key ski towns as
well as metropolitan areas for
screenings of Madsen’s new
Telemark movie, “The Freeheel
The tour will come to
Ellicottville on Wednesday,
Dec. 9 at 8pm at the Ellicottville
Depot Restaurant, free of charge,
courtesy of The City Garage.
“This is a great opportunity
to show our commitment to
Telemark skiing and help grow
the sport,” HOL publisher Jon
Howard said. “And Madsen is
the man to spread the gospel.”
Josh Madsen is no newcomer
to the Telemark scene. He has
been involved in the industry
for over eight years building an
impressive resume as an athlete,
ﬁlmmaker, and youth program
organizer. He has appeared in
movies as an athlete himself
including Warren Miller’s
“Higher Ground” and several
Telemark movies including
releases by Powderwhores and
his own previous company
“I really believe that going
town-to-town and meeting
people around the country is
the best way to share and grow
Telemark skiing,” Madsen says.
“The Freeheel Life” creates a
visual montage of shots ranging
from the ﬁrst descents of
Austrian couloirs by World Tele
Champion, Dylan Crossman,
to the two-lane roads of New
England. The movie features
athletes, skiing styles, and music
sure to strike a familiar chord
with freeheel skiers from around
the world. It visually represents
the full spectrum of everything
from jumping to steep descents,
and plenty of overhead powder!
In addition to the screenings,
powder hungry attendees will
have the opportunity to pick up
a special subscription price for
the newly revamped magazine.
Telemark Skier Magazine
currently produces two issues
per season beginning with its
Buyer’s Guide that hit shelves in
Josh will be sending out
real time updates via twitter
(@freeheellife) as well as
on his weekly blog, www.
An ofﬁcial movie trailer and
additional tour date information
can be found at www.
Telemark Skier Magazine editor Josh Madsen recently announced a ﬁfty date Telemark
Skier Magazine U.S. tour, which will hit key ski towns as well as metropolitan areas
for screenings of Madsen’s new Telemark movie, “The Freeheel Life.” The tour will be
coming to Ellicottville Dec. 9.
Readings Return to Balloons December 1
E’VILLE - Balloons is pleased to announce the return of Mediums Mike and Patty.
They are back after many requests. These two very gifted Mediums will share the
messages they receive in mini-readings on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 6-10pm; the cost
is $20.00 per reading. The readings are 15 minutes, however, as Mike and Patty
have explained: “sometimes, ‘Spirit’ has important information for the recipient and
we don’t interrupt ‘Spirit’ when they are talking.” We will start the sign-up sheet at
5:45pm. As with all things, it is better when shared with friends - why not make an
evening of it? You can feed your soul and your belly all in one place! Brad will have
some “spirits” behind the bar for you too! We look forward to seeing you … and
perhaps there is someone on the other side looking forward to seeing you too!
New Condo Project at Holiday Valley Prepares for Dec. 11 Opening
BY JEANINE ZIMMER
The Tamarack Club is getting
ready for its ﬁrst season and is
slated to open Friday, December
11, 2009. Jane Eshbaugh,
Marketing Director of Holiday
Valley Resort escorted The
Villager through the premises to
unveil the incredible facility.
Beginning outside with two
public pools (a lap pool and
an activity pool complete with
diving board and curly slide)
and a private pool that is heated
year round and accented by
two 1000-gallon hot tubs for
Tamarack members and guests,
this condominium complex is
completely decked out with
all the features, services and
beneﬁts to pamper its owners
and guests. When you enter into
the lobby you will be greeted at
the front desk with an adjoining
sundry shop to purchase some
of the necessities you may need
during your stay.
The Spa will be operated by
Falling Waters Spa of Orchard
Park, NY. Here you will be
able to enjoy one of their many
treatments in one of the seven
treatment rooms, two of which
are double to accommodate
couple treatments and one
features a double Jacuzzi tub.
This facility is an Aveda Salon
and will offer destination spa
getaways to even the most
discriminating clientele. The
spa will be open to the public.
The Restaurant inside the Club,
John Harvard’s Brew House,
will offer an extensive menu
with locally brewed beer and
a family friendly environment.
The restaurant will have its own
public entrance with curbside
service to please those in the
mood for a great meal in the
comfort of their own home. The
large rectangular bar is truly
unique with an amazing ﬁnish
crafted by Tom Lowry and John
Zerfas. Sitting at the bar you
will be able to enjoy great views
of the slopes and see one of
the most high tech pizza ovens
on the planet. The open lower
dining area has ﬂoor to ceiling
windows and overlooks the
pools and slopes. The carpentry
work in the dining area and
throughout the building is being
overseen by Mike Halloran and
the quality is absolutely top
The condominium units
throughout the building
are welcoming with warm,
tastefully chosen décor and
high end ﬁnishes. These fully
furnished units offer plenty
of room to relax and every
window has a great view to
enjoy. The ﬁrst unit we walked
through had a valley view with
a lock out bedroom, allowing
the owner the ability to rent it
out separately or enjoy the extra
space with family. All units
have full kitchens, hardwood
cabinets, granite counters and
stainless steel appliances. Even
the lock out portion of these
luxurious units are complete
with kitchenettes, full baths,
queen beds and pull out sofas.
Another unique aspect of these
condominiums is the artwork,
all Jane Eshbaugh original
photographs of Holiday Valley
and the Ellicottville area, which
is certain to prompt reminiscing
conversations of the area. The
second unit we explored was a
large three bedroom, 2.5 bath
layout. These spacious units
lend ample room for private
get-togethers and après skiing
The developers of the project
have taken the extra effort to
incorporate many local artisans
in the ﬁnishing touches. Larry
Tocha of Five Points carpentry
was contracted to do all of the
Adirondack chairs placed on the
porches and Paul Boccolucci
of Real Stuff Gallery was
employed to make the metal
Tamarack logo details on the
porch fences as well as a large
steel Tamarack Club sign.
information is available at
prices starting in the mid 60’s.
The Tamarack Club has been
taking reservations for retail
stays since November 1 and is
in full swing for a great season.
Make your reservations today!
The condominium units throughout the building are
welcoming with warm, tastefully chosen décor and high end
ﬁnishes. All units have full kitchens, hardwood cabinets,
granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Another
unique aspect of these condominiums is the artwork, all
Jane Eshbaugh original photographs of Holiday Valley and
the Ellicottville area.
~ The Villager ~ November 26-December 2, 2009 Page 6
SLEIGH BELL FESTIVAL: DECEMBER 5 ~ FRANKLINVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 8AM
‘Share The Love’
Dept. of Aging Awarded Grant to Feed Seniors in Need
Call Today ... Your Dream Home Awaits!
Mansﬁeld: Nestled in the pines is this
4+BR, 4.5BAnew build on 3/4 acre
lot. 3 levels of space to enjoy, just 2
miles to town & slopes. Nat’l wdwk,
wrap around deck, garage.
Agent: Tina Dillon
ML#B316536 ... $569,000
Exceptional log home! Wonderful
full bar for entertaining. Hot tub/
log bar on back deck. New 2-car log
sided garage w/1BR, 1BA loft apt.
Extra rental income to cover cost of
taxes & maintenance!
Agent: Kelly Christie
ML#B348889 ... $449,000
Holiday Valley Townhouse!
Original owners of this elegantly
furnished townhouse across from the
slopes. Extra half BA in this unit that
is fully equipped. Watch ﬁreworks,
walk to shops & restaurants down-
town or take the shuttle to HV to ski
in the winter.
Agent: Carol Thomas
Built Like a Fort!
2-story bungalow style cabin for all
seasons! 2nd level: 3/4BA, great
room, woodstove, sunroom. Ground
level: dorm style BR, sitting room,
laundry & walkout. Hillside views!
Agent: Andree McRae
ML#B350759 ... $119,900
Overlooking HoliMont ski slopes.
Main house totally refurbished w/
fam. room, rec. room, open kit, din-
ing, LR w/wet bar, FP, plus 3 rental
properties for year round income.
Agent: Amy DeTine
ML#B311228 ... $399,000
An Alliance between HoliMont and ERA Vacation Properties
... Bringing You the Best of Both Real Estate Worlds
12 Washington St. & 6921 Route 242 @ HoliMont
P.O. Box 780, Ellicottville, New York
Multiple Listing Service
Grab your bikes & ﬁshing poles,
you are in the country now, but only
6 miles to I-86 and close to Chau-
tauqua Lake, Allegany State Park,
golﬁng, boating, hiking & close to
skiing in the winter. Great place to
have horses & a pool, if you’d like.
Agent: Carol Thomas
You Need to See This One!
Immaculate home is set up to accom-
modate 1 or 2 families - sleeps 21+!
Walk to everything. Deep lot, deck
& hot tub, 6BRs, 3BAs. Rent one
side, use the other!
Agent: Amy DeTine
5BR, 4 full BA home - walk or ride
bike to village. Each room features
a different wood: teak, maple, butter-
nut, walnut, hickory! 3 WBFPs, ﬁn.
bsmt features rec. room, 2nd kit, 4th
full BA. Lots of storage! 8+ acres w/
view! Call today!
Agent: Andree McRae
Great Valley: 96 acres of property
that can be divided into bldg lots &
developed or build your dream home
on top & cross country ski, snowmo-
bile, hike, hunt, bird watch, mountain
bike - all with a beautiful view of the
countryside. Pond is across the road.
Agent: Carol Thomas
Ofﬁce: 12 Washington St.
Ellicottville, New York
Check out ALL our listings at: www.TeamPritchard.com
Full views of the ski slopes & the only
lot available to build the chalet of
your dreams at Holiday Valley.
All services available. $179,000
Gobble Up These Views! All The Fixin’s! Tastefully Yours!
The ultimate in luxury living in this
stunning village home ... A+ amenities
throughout. Dramatic yet warm, walk to
dine/shop, 2 mins. to slopes! $699,000
Overlooking 4 beautiful acres with a
1 acre pond. Lovely 3BR, 2.5 bath
home. Aquick drive to village, slopes.
Chalet nestled on 5 acres of woods &
views of slopes. Not too big & not too
small. Berber carpeting, beautiful stone
FP warms the LR. $319,000
Turkeys In Your Yard! Bountiful View Of Slopes! Feast On This Deal!
Charming A-frame chalet on 6 acres
is just a few mins. ride to 2 major ski
resorts & casino. Offers 3 levels of
country living. $229,000
Spectacular views of HV & HoliMont
ski slopes. The place to build your
dream chalet or home. Walk to the vil-
lage. All services available. $84,000
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Cell: 716-983-4234
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Cell: 716-480-8409
Team pritchard gives thanks for
our customers and clients.
happy holidays to all!
The Sky Isn’t Falling ...
Presented by Tina Dillon, Lic. Salesperson, GRI
NOW’s the Time to Buy!
Great Valley: Check out the price of this
3-BR, 1 bath Gambrel style home on
2.85 scenic acres. Newer windows &
siding. Priced to sell!
MLS#B351021 ... $62,000
4271 Route 219
Ashford: Enjoy this spacious & beautiful-
ly updated 3+BR, 3 bath home on almost
2 scenic acres. Det. garage/workshop,
rear patio & deck. AMust See!
MLS#B339176 ... $195,000
5648 Townline Road
Springville: Move right into this re-
cently remodeled 4-BR, 2 bath home
on a nice lot. Previously used as a two-
family. Immediate occupancy.
MLS#B343761 ... $104,900
104 Mill Street
New on the Market NEW PRICE! Move To The Country
Warm Wishes to You and Your Family
This Thanksgiving Holiday!
Warm Wishes to You and Your Family
OLEAN - Cherianne Wold,
director of the Cattaraugus
County Department of the
Aging, is pleased to announce
the department’s Meals on
Wheels program has been
awarded a $1,000 grant from
Subaru of America, Inc. and
Meals on Wheels Association
of America (MOWAA) as part
of Subaru’s “Share the Love”
campaign. The grant funding
will provide the Department of
the Aging’s Meals on Wheels
program the opportunity to serve
a holiday meal in December to
current home delivered meal
Cattaraugus County delivers
a nutritious meal to over
450 people over the age of
60 Monday through Friday.
The meals are delivered by a
dedicated group of volunteers,
many of whom are over 60
“This is the season of giving
and we are so thankful that
Subaru has decided to give back
to our program in order to help
us deliver meals to our clients
for the holidays,” said Ms. Wold.
“This grant is truly a gift.”
The Department of the Aging’s
Senior Wellness and Nutrition
program reached a milestone
in 2009, having served meals
to homebound senior citizens
in Cattaraugus County for 35
years. “In recognition of this
anniversary,” Ms. Wold said, “a
Christmas meal will be delivered
to recipients on Christmas
Eve with their normal meal
that day. This will be the ﬁrst
time in 35 years the Meals on
Wheels program has been able
to provide a meal on a holiday.”
Subaru, which was the ﬁrst
auto manufacturer with a sales
increase in 2008 and continues
to outpace the industry with
record-breaking sales, will
continue its mission to give back
to charities in need. The “Share
the Love” campaign” will run
from November 21, 2009,
through January 4, 2010.
“Many of our Meals on Wheels
programs across the country are
struggling to provide meals in
this down economy,” said Enid
Borden, President and CEO of
Meals on Wheels Association
of America (MOWAA). “We
can’t thank Subaru enough for
understanding that their support
will help provide the next meal
so ‘no senior goes hungry.’”
About Meals on Wheels of
America: Meals on Wheels
Association of America
(MOWAA) works every day
with thousands of local Meals on
Wheels programs and hundreds
of thousands of volunteers who
all share in the mission to end
senior hunger. The organization
provides the tools and
information its programs need to
make a difference in the lives of
others. It also gives cash grants
to local senior meal programs
throughout the country to assist
in providing meals and other
nutrition services. Visit www.
About Subaru of America,
Inc.: Subaru of America, Inc. is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji
Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan.
Headquartered in Cherry Hill,
NJ, the company markets and
distributes Subaru Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive vehicles,
parts, and accessories through a
network of approximately 600
dealers across the United States.
Subaru boasts the most fuel-
efﬁcient line-up of all-wheel
drive products sold in the market
today based on Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) fuel
economy standards. All Subaru
products are manufactured
in zero-landﬁll production
plants and Subaru of Indiana
Automotive, Inc. is the only
U.S. automobile production
plant to be designated a
backyard wildlife habitat by the
National Wildlife Federation.
For additional information, visit
CCB to Award Lucky Boy and Girl with Giant Christmas Stocking
LITTLE VALLEY - All nine
CCB (Cattaraugus County
Bank) locations will accept
entries for a drawing to be held
on December 18, 2009. There
will be two winners bank-
wide - one boy and one girl.
Each will receive a GIANT
Christmas stocking stuffed
with games and activities for
children of all ages.
“Everyone at CCB agrees
that, at this special time of year,
the joy in their laughter and the
love in the eyes of the kids warm
all of our hearts,” states CCB
Vice President and Marketing
Manager Joni Simcick. “And
we’d like to share in some of
that by brightening the day for
some lucky boy and girl.”
The drop boxes and entries will
be available from November
30 through December 17
and winners will be notiﬁed
via telephone on Dec. 18. So
encourage any child you know
to enter ... or why not surprise
them and put their name in the
CCB is an FDIC insured
New York State chartered
independent, community bank.
From January 2, 1902, CCB has
established an unprecedented
record of ﬁscal integrity and
sound ﬁnancial growth, which
now totals over 151 million
in assets. CCB maintains
convenient ATMs and can be
found on the web at www.
ccblv.com. CCB is an equal
housing lender. CCB’s main
ofﬁce is located in Little Valley,
with eight branch ofﬁces.
Gift Certiﬁcate Program
Greater Olean Chamber Sales Expected to Exceed Last Year’s Total
OLEAN - The Greater Olean
Area Chamber of Commerce
Gift Certiﬁcate program
should once again exceed all
expectations for 2009 sales. Gift
certiﬁcate sales have steadily
grown since the program began.
The 2008 program had sales of
$508,915, more than $59,040
over the previous year. On a
single day last December, the
Chamber had a record sales of
GOACC instituted the Gift
Certiﬁcate Program in 1995
with $9,000 in certiﬁcates sold
and 35 member businesses
participating. “As of November
1, 2009, we have sold $206,700
worth of certiﬁcates with 240
members participating,” said
Nancy Morgan, Membership
Director. “This ﬁgure is more
than $10,000 higher than last
year at this time. Businesses
in the area purchase the gift
certiﬁcates for their employees
as holiday gifts, bonuses,
retirement presents and even
workplace incentives. Residents
and non-residents from as far as
Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan,
and Virginia take advantage of
the gift that never needs to be
returned because it doesn’t ﬁt,”
Although it is difﬁcult to
measure, additional beneﬁts of
the gift certiﬁcate program are
realized in the Olean area as the
money is kept locally, generating
local, county and state sales tax.
The gift certiﬁcates come
in denominations of $5, $10,
$20, $25 and $50 and can
be redeemed for a vast array
of products and services at
Greater Olean Area Chamber of
Commerce member businesses.
A participants list is provided
with all sales, and remember to
look for the GOACC logo.
The Chamber’s regular
hours are 8:30am-4:30pm
Monday through Friday with
special holiday weekday hours
December 16-23 until 6pm.
On Christmas Eve, GOACC
will close at 11:30am. For
more information on Chamber
gift certiﬁcates, please stop in
GOACC at 120 North Union
Street in Olean or call 372-4433.
Online Kettle Campaign
People Can Ring Bells ... Even Where There are No Kettle Sites
UPSTATE NEW YORK –
The Salvation Army Volunteer
Service Unit areas in towns
and villages sometimes don’t
have enough kettle sites. But,
fortunately, there is more than
one way to ring the bells. Where
the kettle sites are available,
bellringers are needed. Where
there are no kettle sites, or if
you would rather avoid the
cold, there is the virtual kettle.
To become a virtual bellringer,
just go to onlineredkettle.org
and click ‘Start a New Kettle.’
It will bring you to a page that
allows you to donate directly
and to invite friends and
associates to give as well.
The “virtual” kettle can
become a company kettle, a
team kettle, or a family kettle.
You can keep a tally of how
much you or your team is
able to raise and the site will
automatically send a thank you
to each donor. Donations are
If you have the opportunity
to be a traditional bellringer
or bellringer group, The
Salvation Army needs you
in just about any community
- small or large - in Upstate
New York. Families, clubs and
organizations are invited to
ring as a team. Companies may
want to adopt-a-kettle for a day
- allowing employees to ring
for a few hours.
To volunteer, call the local
Salvation Army or The Red
Kettle Center at 1-877-
764-7259 or register online
at RedKettles.org to ring
anywhere in the region.
“Whether you take the virtual
route or ring the bells the
traditional way, The Salvation
Army needs the support of
the local community and
thanks everyone on behalf of
the people who come seeking
assistance. You are making a
real difference in their lives,”
noted Salvation Army Field
Representative Rod Ballengee.
“With dwindling resources due
to the economy and many more
people out of work, requests
for assistance are growing.”
The Salvation Army Empire
State Division oversees
services in four Area Services
in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester
and Buffalo, 47 corps in other
cities and 170 volunteer service
units in the towns and villages
in the 48 Upstate New York
counties. Service units are run
by community volunteers in
each small community. They
determine how the funds are
used to help local families in
crisis. Money raised by the
local bellringers and the virtual
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Springville Center for the Arts to Hold Auditions
SPRINGVILLE - The Springville Center for the Arts is holding auditions for their winter
production of Dixie Swim Club. We are seeking ﬁve women able to play 40 to 70 years
of age. Auditions are Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3 from 7-9pm. All
actresses will read from the script provided at the audition. Auditions will be held at
the Springville Center for the Arts at 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville NY.
November 26-December 2, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 7
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ST. BONAVENTURE - The
Chatham Baroque performs at
7:30pm Friday, Dec. 4 in the
fourth concert of the Friends
of Good Music season at St.
Regina A. Quick Center for
Guest artists joining the
ensemble will be soprano
Marguerite Krull, Erica
March on violin, and chamber
organist Adam Pearl.
Chatham Baroque will
present a splendid program
of holiday music played on
authentic instruments. This
music was written in the 16
centuries when the
transcendent story of the birth
of Jesus was told through
music in the form of songs,
motets, oratorios and cantatas.
The music could be heard in
the palaces and churches of
France, Germany, and Italy.
Opening with Scarlatti’s
cantata “O, di Betlemme
altera,” the ensemble will
draw from a broad repertoire
that encompasses everything
from works by Johann Joseph
Fux, Heinz Ignaz Biber and
Dietrich Buxtehude to the
instrumental version of the
popular French songs, “A
Suite of French Noels” by
Founded in 1990 and based in
Pittsburgh, Chatham Baroque
has excited local, national,
and international audiences
with dazzling technique and
lively interpretations. The trio
of Andrew Fouts, baroque
violin, Patricia Halverson,
viola da gamba, and Scott
Pauley, theorbo, was named
“Classical Artists of 1999”
by National Public Radio
as a result of votes by music
Chatham Baroque has toured
all over the United States
as well as in South America
and Mexico, in the Virgin
Islands and in Canada. This
season, their performances
at the National Gallery in
Washington, D.C. were called
“musically impeccable” by the
Heard regularly on many
public radio stations, Chatham
Baroque has also been heard
on CBC Radio in Canada as
well as NPR’s “Performance
Today” and “Harmonia.” The
group has recorded seven CDs
on the Dorian label.
This performance is supported
in part by the New York State
Council on the Arts.
Tickets are $20 at full cost,
$16 for St. Bonaventure staff
and senior citizens, and $5
for students. For tickets and
information, call The Quick
Center box ofﬁce at 716-375-
For each Friends of Good
Music performance, The
Quick Center will open its
galleries one hour before
the performance and keep
them open throughout the
intermission. Regular gallery
hours are Monday through
Friday 10am-5pm, and
Saturday and Sunday noon-
Museum admission is free and
open to the public year round.
For more information, visit
Pictured from left: Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson and
Scott Pauley of Chatham Baroque.
Pitt-Bradford College-Community Choir to Perform Dec. 2
BRADFORD, Pa. – The
University of Pittsburgh at
Choir will sing selections from
short Masses and English and
seasonal carols at its annual
Winter Concert on Dec. 2.
Led by Dr. John Levey,
assistant professor of music at
Pitt-Bradford, the concert will
begin at 7:30pm in the Bromeley
Family Theater of Blaisdell
Hall. A part of the university’s
Spectrum Series, the event is
free and open to the public.
The choir will sing excerpts
from missae brevis (short
masses) by Giovanni Palestrina,
Gabriel Fauré and William
Walton, as well as English
carols by Benjamin Britten,
Ralph Vaughan Williams and
John Rutter. The choir will also
lead the audience in a carol
sing-along, featuring traditional
Soloists include Amelia Dibble,
an elementary education major
from Smethport, and Jonathan
McCracken, a psychology
major from Bradford, who will
sing a work by Walton.
“I tried to strike a balance
between several disparate
musical styles,” Levey said.
“Palestrina, Fauré and Walton
lived in very different times and
wrote very different music, but
there are similarities in the way
they handle the texts of the Mass.
Britten and Vaughan Williams,
on the other hand, emerge from
the English choral tradition, and
one hears intersections between
their work and that of a more
recent composer like Rutter.”
The College-Community Choir
is made up of about 45 students,
faculty, staff and community
members and has rehearsed
weekly since the start of the fall
term. The ensemble is open
to singers of any ability; those
interested in joining should call
For disability-related needs,
contact the Ofﬁce of Disability
Resources and Services at 814-
362-7609 or e-mail arj4@pitt.
Silver Bells in the City: Enchante Cabaret
SALAMANCA - The
Salamanca Area Chamber of
Commerce and Cattaraugus
County Living Arts Association
invite you to the spectacular
Silver Bells in the City Christmas
This wonderful performance
by Enchante Cabaret will be
held at the Ray Evans Seneca
Theater on Saturday, December
5 at 7pm.
The Enchante Cabaret
Professional Dinner Theater
Company will return to
Western New York for a festive
Christmas show. Halos-n-Holly
will once again feature Brittney
Morton, former Salamanca
resident and musical theater
actor from New York City.
Morton shares the stage with a
cast of talented performers who
have delighted audiences in
venues all around the country.
The troupe is sure to bring
the holiday spirits and magic
of Christmas to our area!
Remember, “Life is a Cabaret
O’l Chum, come to the Cabaret!
Enchante has been hailed as
“The Best Cabaret Show in
the North East.” This touring
show has captured its audience
members with their original
scripts, incomparable vocal
talent and creativity. Originating
in Western New York, Enchante
now travels throughout New
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
West Virginia, North Carolina,
Delaware and Maryland.
You do not want to miss
this brilliant performance
by Enchante Cabaret at the
Ray Evans Seneca Theater
on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7pm.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for
seniors and children under 12
are free! For more information,
please contact the Salamanca
Area Chamber of Commerce at
716-945-2034 or visit us online
Brittney Morton (above),
former Salamanca resident
and musical theater actor from
New York City, will perform in
Salamanca on Dec. 5 as part
of the Silver Bells Festival.
Journey To Bonaventure
Zen Buddhist Monk John Sojun Godfrey to Lecture at SBU
BY BOBBY GOHN
ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY
Olean native and Zen Buddhist
monk John Sojun Godfrey
will give a lecture at 7pm on
Tuesday, December 1 in the
auditorium of the William F.
Walsh Science Center at St.
Godfrey comes to campus
as part of CLAR 401, The
University Plenary Forum,
where students attend lectures,
workshops or exhibitions about
topics involving social and
natural scientists, humanists,
philosophers and theologians.
Godfrey’s lecture is titled,
“Living Words, Dead Words:
Sutras in Zen Buddhism.”
Sutras are Zen Buddhist
scriptures. Many seekers of
Buddhism begin their journey
by studying the sutras. Godfrey
will speak about his experience
with the sutras, his life in a
Japanese Zen monastery and
how it changed the way he
After receiving a bachelor of
arts in religion and East Asian
studies from McGill University
in Montreal, Godfrey lived
in Japan for eight years. He
studied at Daitoku-ji, a Rinzai
monastery in Kyoto, where he
was ordained a Zen Buddhist
monk. He returned to the U.S.
The lecture is sponsored by the
University’s Franciscan Center
for Social Concern and Clare
Zen Buddhist monk John
Sojun Godfrey (above) is a
native of Olean.
~ The Villager ~ November 26-December 2, 2009 Page 8
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: DECEMBER 5 ~ UNITED CHURCH OF ELLICOTTVILLE, 11AM-5PM
Consider The Gin Mill One of Ellicottville’s Major Attractions
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Sure the food is good, the drinks
hit the spot, you can’t beat Joe
Wagner, John Winston, Kuk and
the gang, and it’s impossible to
leave without making a friend or
two, but did you ever really look
at this place? The best part of the
Gin Mill to me is to look around
and soak up the ambiance and
think how fabulous it would
be if a Hollywood director
discovered it and put it in a
movie ala “Shootout at the OK
Corral” or something like that.
Yeah, I’ve been to Aspen,
I’ve been to Jackson Hole, I’ve
been to Crested Butte; they’ve
got their share of saloons so
full of the Old West that it
seems that great movies almost
write themselves there – but to
my mind, you have to include
our Gin Mill among the great
authentic legendary barrooms.
Looking out to the street through
the window, you can almost see
cowboys and geezers kicking up
dust as they thunder down main
street, tie up, and mosey in full
of bravado and testosterone to
down a pint.
Not that The Gin Mill was ever a
rough-and-tumble kind of place.
The years 1976-1995, when
Jim and Janet Tekavec were
proprietors, recall shenanigans
more on the order of Stinko
Parties, held during leek season,
which featured smelly stuff like
limberger cheese, pickled eggs
and herring. Janet recalls that it
took days for the smell to clear
up. Then there was the day that
Teresa Mercer’s cat got run
over and the funeral attracted
just about everyone in town to
mourn over the shoe box casket.
Historians give us little detail
about The Gin Mill’s earliest
days. The building went up in
1890 as part of the new ﬁreproof
block built after the great ﬁre
that decimated the entire north
side of Washington Street. It
is assumed that, besides the
Inn, the block was designed
to function, then as now, as
adjoining storefronts, and that
The Gin Mill’s overhanging
upper level porch was part of the
original structure. One historical
account rhapsodizes at length
about the porches, saying that
these features are rarely found
elsewhere and contribute to
Ellicottville’s unique character.
No speciﬁcs can be found
about The Gin Mill’s earliest
days (The Gin Mill name didn’t
arrive until the Tekavecs took
over in 1976), but it may have
started out as a grocery store.
The thread picks up in 1920
when Clarence Hughey, who
was also Ellicottville’s Mayor,
sold groceries there, enticing
customers with fruit and
vegetables he set out in baskets in
front of the store. Occasionally,
during Prohibition, he was
also known to furnish a thirsty
customer with a forbidden bottle
of hootch. Apparently there
were more thirsty customers
than hungry patrons, as Clarence
turned the grocery store into
a barroom and restaurant by
1933. The bar, at ﬁrst, looked
more like a soda fountain lunch
counter just inside the front door.
A glass of beer was a dime, wine
was 15 cents a glass, and a shot
of Kessler was a quarter. A large
back bar arrived later, along with
a three lane bowling alley.
Franny Morton lives just down
the street and shared with me
memories about the years she
was chief cook, bottle washer,
etc. of what they called George
and Franney from 1970-1976.
Franny describes a time when
the community was small,
everyone knew everyone else,
and a party could materialize at
the drop of a hat – or, as Janet
had mentioned, the death of a
Following Clarence Hughey,
owners included Claude Luss,
the Weishan family, and George
and Franny Dahlke – followed
by three transplants, Jim and
Janet Tekavec (Cleveland, OH),
Ed and Jeanne Clarmo (Guelph,
ON) and, currently, Ed and
Maribeth Rick (Tonawanda,
NY). The latter three all claim
that being a saloonkeeper was
the furthest thing from their
minds - but then again, each
felt a sentimental attachment to
The Gin Mill and couldn’t resist
stepping in to ensure the place
stays pretty much the way it
We are grateful.
The Gin Mill started out as a grocery store. Clarence Hughey,
who was also Ellicottville’s Mayor, sold groceries there, entic-
ing customers with fruit and vegetables he set out in baskets
in front of the store. Occasionally, during Prohibition, he was
also known to furnish a thirsty customer with a forbidden
bottle of hootch.
I’ve been to Aspen, Jackson Hole, Crested Butte; they’ve got their share of saloons so full of
the Old West that it seems that great movies almost write themselves there – but to my mind,
you have to include our Gin Mill among the great authentic legendary barrooms. Looking out
to the street through the window, you can almost see cowboys and geezers kicking up dust
as they thunder down main street, tie up, and mosey in to down a pint.
November 26-December 2, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 9
CHRISTMAS STROLL: DECEMBER 5 ~ ELLICOTTVILLE, 4-7PM
Holiday Appetizers: Simple and Lovely Foods Affect Mood
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1 package (2 sheets) frozen
puff pastry, defrosted
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 pound black forest ham,
2 leeks, cleaned and thinly
sliced (white part only)*
2 tsp olive oil*
1/2 pound Swiss Gruyere
1 egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp.
water, for egg wash
BY MERRY & ALLEN RICHON
During a recent telephone
conversation with a friend, Fran,
we were discussing holiday
entertaining, and various ideas
for appetizers. Fran mentioned
an Ina Garten (The Barefoot
Contessa) recipe using puff
pastry that sounded good
and easy, so we immediately
tracked the recipe down on
Preheat the oven to 450°. Place a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan. *If adding the optional
leeks, sauté slowly over low heat until softened, but not browned. The leeks are added between the
layers of ham and cheese. Lay one sheet of puff pastry on a ﬂoured board and carefully roll it out to
10x12 inches. Place it on parchment paper and brush the center with the mustard, leaving a 1-inch
border around the edge. Place a layer ﬁrst of ham and then cheese, also leaving a 1-inch border. Brush
the border with the egg wash. Place the second sheet of puff pastry on the ﬂoured board and roll it out
to 10x12 inches. Place this sheet on top of the ﬁlled pastry, lining up the edges. Cut the edges straight
with a small, sharp knife and press together lightly. Brush the top with egg wash and cut a few slits in
the top to allow steam to escape. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Allow to
cool for a few minutes and serve hot or warm. Makes 12 appetizer servings.
The sautéed leeks are an addition that we felt added another
dimension to the taste of this appetizer.
BY KATHERINE PRESTON
With autumn comes colder
weather, shorter hours of
daylight and less sunlight. We
tend to feel sleepy much earlier
in the autumn evenings. For
some, our moods can sink even
lower as winter sets in. But it
doesn’t have to be this way!
What we eat can make a BIG
difference in how we feel … all
Food supplies our brain
with the necessary materials it
needs to produce our bodies’
hormones, which greatly affect
our moods. Food can also
affect our neurotransmitters
(i.e. the “message carriers”/
chemicals that travel from one
nerve to another throughout our
bodies.) These chemicals are
called endorphins. Interestingly,
certain foods can elevate low
levels of endorphins within our
bodies, thus putting us into a
more positive mood.
Foods that are high in sugar
and carbohydrates are known
to boost our serotonin and
noradrenaline levels - our
“happy chemicals” - in our
bodies. No wonder people feel
happy after eating chocolate,
ice cream, cookies, mashed
potatoes, baked goods or bread!
Before reaching for these
“comfort foods,” beware! They
can work against you!
Foods that are high in reﬁned
sugar are absorbed into the
blood very quickly, resulting
in an instant boost of serotonin
in the brain. The rise in blood
sugar causes an increase in our
insulin level. In turn, our blood
sugar level soon falls; we feel
tired and experience “a sugar
low.” In response, we must
consume more sugar to again
reach that “peak” - resulting in
an unhealthy circle.
Can we reach a happier, longer-
lasting “peak” of mood and
increased energy, even during
the winter months? Yes we can -
and it starts with food selection!
Choose foods that are in their
most natural state and avoid
those which are processed and
contain additives. Complex
carbohydrates take longer to
break down and keep us feeling
satisﬁed and happier for a longer
period of time. Many are a good
source of ﬁber, which, when
combined with water, prevent
fast sugar absorption. Such foods
include pure oats/oatmeal, fruits,
vegetables, and unreﬁned pasta,
ﬂax and multigrain breads. Other
sources include citrus fruits:
oranges, tangerines, grapefruit,
kiwis, berries. These contain
natural, slow-release sugar, ﬁber
and vitamin C – which increases
High quality protein-rich foods
also affect our serotonin levels.
Examples include: lean meats,
ﬁsh, skinless poultry, cheese,
eggs, tofu, and lentils. Try to eat
1 gram of high quality protein
per kilo of body weight each
Also, try to limit your caffeine
intake to 2-3 cups/day. Caffeine
greatly increases the amount of
insulin your pancreas produces,
putting you through a “peak”
and then a “low.”
No, you can’t control the
hours of daylight and weather.
However, you can control the
foods you eat, which GREATLY
affect your mood.
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 & Consulting.
Questions? Comments? You
can contact Katherine at absﬁt@
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OLEAN - The American Red
Cross, a United Way funded
agency is offering the following
health and safety courses at its
452 North Barry Street location
during the month of December.
Adult CPR: Learn to
perform CPR on adult victims.
Instruction also includes lessons
on basic emergency principles,
recognition and prevention of
heart attacks, and ﬁrst aid for
choking. Class info: Tuesday,
Dec. 1 from 6-10pm; cost is $45.
Infant/Child CPR: A great
course for new or expectant
Red Cross Offering CPR, First Aid and Babysitter Training
parents. Learn CPR for infants
and children, plus how to
perform rescue breathing and
ﬁrst aid for choking. Class
info: Wednesday, Dec. 2 from
6-10pm; cost is $45.
First Aid: Learn to recognize
and care for soft tissues injuries,
broken bones, sudden illnesses,
and seasonal emergencies such
as frostbite, hypothermia, and
heat exhaustion. Class info:
Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 6-10pm;
cost is $40.
Pricing: Take one class for
$45, two classes for $55, or three
classes for $65.
Babysitter’s Training: This
course is designed especially
for girls and boys ages 11-14.
Students learn good business
practices, basic care, safety, and
ﬁrst aid. Course includes videos,
role play, and practice on baby
manikins. Class info: Saturday,
Dec.5 from 9am-3:30pm; cost is
$35 (includes book and special
gift). Students should bring a
Contact the Olean Red
Cross ofﬁce for registration
information at 816-372-5800.
Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado, Lemon Thyme and Pistachios
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed
1/2 tsp ﬁne sea salt
1/4 cup pistachio oil
(or extra virgin olive oil)
4 small fresh zucchini
(each about 4 ounces),
rinsed, dried and trimmed
1 ripe avocado, peeled and
very thinly sliced
1/4 cup salted pistachio nuts
4 sprigs fresh lemon thyme,
In a small jar, combine lemon
juice and salt. Add oil, cover the
jar and shake to blend. With a
the web and gave it a try. The
recipe is as simple and lovely
as Fran promised, and while we
did add one ingredient – leeks
- when we made the recipe, it
certainly is lovely as originally
Merry and Allen Richon live
in western North Carolina.
They enjoy cooking, and for a
number of years, have written
recipe columns for two of their
local newspapers, The Moultrie
News and The Tryon Daily
Bulletin. Their recipes, like
those used by many people,
come from a variety of sources.
Many recipes have been altered
substantially to accommodate
personal tastes, or to improve
ﬂavor or texture. The following
recipes, along with many others,
can be found on their website at
Here is another great recipe
you can serve up quick
and easy, this one adapted
from Patricia Wells latest
cookbook, Vegetables at the
Center of the Plate (2007).
mandoline or vegetable peeler,
slice the zucchini lengthwise
as thinly as possible. Place the
slices on a platter and pour the
lemon mixture over the zucchini.
Tilt the platter back and forth to
evenly coat the slices. Cover with
plastic wrap and let marinate for
at least 30 minutes and up to 1
hour so the zucchini absorbs
the dressing and does not dry
out. At serving time, carefully
arrange the slices of marinated
zucchini on a platter, alternating
with the avocado slices, slightly
overlapping each slice. Sprinkle
with pistachio nuts. Season with
thyme and serve.
~ The Villager ~ November 26-December 2, 2009 Page 10
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Get set for a one-on-one
encounter with Charles Dickens
in the person of storyteller
Mike Randall, who brings his
tale of “A Christmas Carol”
to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
in Ellicottville at 7pm this
Saturday. Randall is no stranger
to the role, having grown up
with the character and his
works. He remains enthusiastic
about his performances.
This is Randall’s third year
of doing the Dickens show.
He came to an agreement with
Musical Fare Theater, because
presenting the show in a
legitimate theater “was the only
way to get it reviewed, and for
people to take it seriously.” It
took Randall a year to get ready
for his ﬁrst show. Preparations
kept him busy. “I built the desk
that I used and put the costume
together.” Musical Fare Theater
covered part of the cost.
Randall said he accomplished
what he wanted to do that
ﬁrst year by getting the show
reviewed in the Buffalo News.
He decided he’d keep going
and although it’s a lot of work
and stress, “it really was a lot of
fun.” Two recent appearances
in Waterport, New York meant
for a long day, “but I love live
theater and I think it’s a great
show to present at this time of
Although the story is familiar,
Randall says people are not
familiar with this version of
it, the “Dickens sanctioned
version.” Many productions
arose within a year of Dickens
writing the book, both in
England and in America,
“which he had nothing to do
with.” Years later, Dickens
himself decided to act out “A
Christmas Carol” and make
some money off it. Reviews
were a smash success, and
Randall has the reviews of
when Dickens appeared in
Buffalo in 1868.
Randall, a meteorologist at
WKBW-TV, became interested
in acting by starting a Mark
Twain show when he was 17.
He’s been performing a one-
person show for thirty-plus
years. His mom wanted him
to try doing somebody else, at
one time suggesting Abraham
Lincoln. This, Randall rejected
because “Lincoln wasn’t
funny.” After years of thinking
it over, Randall hit on the
Dickens idea, noting that Mark
Twain was the only critic to give
Dickens a bad review. “He was
huge, playing to three thousand
people, with people waiting in
line (to see him) all night long
like he was a rock star.”
Randall continues to do ten
or ﬁfteen Mark Twain shows a
year, one of the biggest being
the Huck Finn Jubilee every
June on Father’s Day weekend
in Victorville, California. His
is the only non-musical act at
the huge bluegrass festival.
“With the Dickens show, it’s
been more of a Western New
York type thing.” Randall has
done sixteen or seventeen area
performances this year. His
Ellicottville appearance is of
the few in the Southern Tier. He
is also set to perform December
19 at the Cuba Elementary
School, to make up for a snow
cancellation last year.
Randall said the uniqueness of
the show is having one person
telling the story to the audience,
in this case through the character
of Charles Dickens. “You put on
the voice of woman or the little
kid,” as the story line dictates.
“You have to know the material
cold and be able to change
characters instantly, a lot like
Robin Williams does.” Being
an experienced ventriloquist
has helped Randall with his
timing, “where the dummy gets
all the laughs but none for the
straight man. Most people are
familiar with the story, but not
this version of it.”
Mike Randall’s appearance
is being sponsored by the
Ellicottville Memorial Library
and is funded in part by the
New York State Council on the
Arts Decentralization Regrant
Program administered by
the Cattaraugus County Arts
Council. Tickets are available
at the library, and are pre-sale
Mike Randall, who brings his tale of “A Christmas Carol”
to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville at 7pm this
Saturday, is no stranger to the role, having grown up with
the character and his works. He remains enthusiastic about
BY STEPHANIE HACKER
ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY
The Boardroom snowboarding
shop in Ellicottville is hosting a
pre-party on December 5 to kick
off Boarding for Breast Cancer
(B4BC) to help raise awareness
and donations to support the
ﬁght against breast cancer.
Boarding for Breast Cancer
is a youth focused non-proﬁt
organization that’s aim is to
educate, raise awareness and
fundraise. B4BC stresses the
importance of early detection
and an active lifestyle.
“[B4BC] is a sanctioned
organization and we are going
to try to raise some money and
create some awareness and we
are looking forward to doing
it,” said Mike Timkey, owner of
The Boardroom. “It will be a lot
of fun and we will have some
Sam Timkey, daughter of
Mike and Jodie, has been
spearheading the operations
with B4BC. She is hoping that
by kicking off a B4BC party
so early, it will help to raise
even more money for the cause
by the time the actual event
comes to Holiday Valley again.
Last year, during President’s
Day weekend, Holiday Valley
hosted a B4BC event which The
Boardroom sponsored. After the
event, The Boardroom hosted
“It was a good turnout, but
it was bad timing,” Sam said.
“This year we decided to do
it early so that we stimulate
interest, and hopefully get more
donations.” The party will be
held from 7-10pm on December
at The Boardroom.
Together, The Boardroom
and Holiday Valley made over
$5,000 last year. Holiday Valley
will host B4BC again this
season on Feb. 13, 2010.
“So far we have made about
$400 in a week or so,” Sam
said. “We are trying to step it up
from last year though, so we can
make this an annual event.”
There are clotheslines with
paper bras hanging throughout
the shop and the donations
range in proportion to cup size.
For example, an A-cup would
be $1, B-cup $5, C-cup $10, and
D-cup $20. People are welcome
and encouraged to donate more
“All of our suppliers and
brands have been extremely
generous and have donated
tons of stuff,” Sam said. At the
end of the party, drawings will
be held to rafﬂe off the prizes.
The bigger your donation, the
bigger the prize you will be
entered to win. If you cannot
be at the party but you have
already donated, don’t worry!
You will still be eligible to win.
The Boardroom will give you a
call and let you know what will
be coming your way.
“One of our good friends who
used to be a Roxy scout will
be giving a clinic to women
about buying her goods,” Sam
said. There will also be a B4BC
representative who will talk
about raising awareness.
Sam said that every penny
raised will be going towards
the organization, no exceptions.
“We are big on picking one
cause and going full steam
ahead with it,” Sam said. “My
mom’s mom and sister, and my
dad’s mom have all survived
breast cancer. Whether it is
your mom, friend, sister, or
niece, everyone seems to know
someone who is affected by it.
And everyone likes to support.”
The Boardroom is located
at 6113 Route 219 South in
Ellicottville. If you have any
questions or would like more
information on the events,
contact Sam at The Boardroom
at 699-5620. If you would like
to help support B4BC but just
can’t get to the shop, you can
send a check made out to The
Boardroom with B4BC in the
memo and send it to PO Box
480, Ellicottville NY 14731.
Or you can donate directly to
B4BC by visting them on the
web at www.b4bc.org
Pictured above: Pat Morgan, Josh Green and Tim Keller,
B4BC supporters, pose with The Boardroom ‘s Jodie Tim-
key during last year’s B4BC after-party held at The Board-
room. This year, the snowboard shop will be hosting a pre-
B4BC party on Dec. 5 in an effort to raise more funds for the
cause. The pre-party is the kickoff in anticipation of the ac-
tual event, which will return to Holiday Valley Feb. 13, 2010.
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BY FELICIA Z. LIVINGSTON
Happy Thanksgiving and
welcome to Ellicottville! Aren’t
we lucky that we get to celebrate
Thanksgiving twice? With all
our Canadian friends, we enjoy
this great holiday in October
and now again in November
with our American traditions.
More so than other times of
the year, we are reminded of all
the things we are thankful for -
family, friends, health, our jobs
and homes top the list, but more
often, the list of smaller gifts
is a bit longer. These smaller
gifts may not be as essential to
our lives as the others, but just
as important and different from
one person to another.
This is a time of year that a
lot of people may not think of as
prime cruise season - we have
holidays to prepare for, shopping
to do, and funds to be used for
other purposes. In addition to
these reasons, the images that
come to mind when you think
“cruise” may be palm trees,
sandy beaches, sunny skies, and
the smell of pina colada scented
sun block. I’m here to tell you
about wonderful opportunities
for travel and adventure that are
available only this time of year
and no other. Just a few weeks
ago I was onboard Princess
Cruise Line’s beautiful 113,000-
ton ship, the Caribbean Princess
- except we did not see a drop of
After years of waiting for this
opportunity, my documents
arrived with my name on them
to board this beautiful ship in
New York and set sail for a Fall
Foliage cruise to New England
and Canada. Being mid-October
and sailing north, I knew better
than to pack clothing for the
tropics. After checking the
weather outlook (but not well
enough as you will soon read)
for Boston on the third day, I
packed clothes for cool weather
and sunny skies. If I had taken
more time and searched reports
for the day before, I might have
had an inkling of the true forecast
- but maybe that was better - no
time to worry. Minutes before
dropping our lines and setting
sail, we learned from the captain
that within a few hours we
would be experiencing rough
weather and to prepare for it.
What caught our ears were the
words “gale force winds.” I am
thankful that I am not usually
affected by motion, but in this
case, I thought it might be a good
idea to take some precautions. I
purchased ginger capsules and
Sea Bands - acupressure bands
worn on the wrists. Good thing -
the winds kicked up as predicted
and for the next 36 hours, we
rode out a true Nor’easter in the
eye of the storm before getting
clearance to enter the port of
From then on, it was as
though the rough waters never
happened and while we did
skip Newport as our ﬁrst port
due to the weather, we enjoyed
picture perfect days in Boston,
Bar Harbor, New Brunswick,
and Halifax. The trees were
spectacular, and the towns
looked like the calendar photos
you see with curling chimney
smoke, scuttling leaves, and
comfy sweaters and colorful
scarves decorating the people
that call these towns home. We
toured historical Boston, visited
“Cheers,” and in Bar Harbor
we devoured fresh lobster
dinner wearing the required
silly plastic bib. I listened for
shop keepers pronounce the
town as “Baa- haa-bah” and
was not disappointed. In New
Brunswick we visited the Bay of
Fundy where twice daily tides
rise and fall 50 feet per day -
an amazing thing to consider.
High-powered boats can blast
adventurers into this river while
the tides actually reverse. Had
it been July, I just might have
New England cruises are at their
peak in the fall months on the
east coast, but if you are looking
for a cruise on the west coast
other than the popular Mexican
Riviera, there are two cruises
per year that are unique, fun,
and certainly sell out quickly.
Two years ago, my hubby
and I sailed on the Celebrity
Mercury out of Vancouver in
early November for a 10-night
Paciﬁc Coastal Wine cruise.
This is a repositioning cruise
for ships leaving Alaska for
warmer waters and the reverse
itinerary is offered in April of
each year. Activities were all
centered around wines - there
were tastings, pairing dinners,
blending classes, movies,
lectures, demonstrations, and
pretty much anything you can
imagine doing with fellow
wine aﬁcionados. Our ports
included Victoria, BC, Seattle,
Oregon, Catalina, and a dream
come true passage under the
Golden Gate Bridge into San
Francisco. There, our ship
docked for two days while we
had the opportunity to travel
to Napa Valley, visit wineries,
have private wine tastings, meet
winery owners, ride the “wine
train,” and even a hot air balloon
ride over the vineyards. I will
always have a warm spot in my
wine lover’s heart for Mondavi
Winery - on a previous visit to
this winery just days before
harvest, we were allowed into
the vineyards to pick grapes of
different varieties and taste the
difference between the grapes
on the vine before they are made
into various white and red wines.
While I treasure my sun
drenched warm weather cruises,
fall cruises offer different
experiences that are enriching
opportunities to appreciate
Mother Nature at her colorful
and delicious best. I certainly
learned which wines to serve
with my Thanksgiving turkey.
It‘s time to pour a glass, say
my prayers of thanks, pass the
turkey, and enjoy this wonderful
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BY REBECCA BLAKESLEE
This year, as they have for the
past 30 years, the Stateline Draft
Horseman’s Club will give sleigh
rides through the winter grounds
of the Chautauqua Institution.
The horse drawn bobsleds begin
at the bookstore and carry riders
on a 45-minute ride through the
historic grounds. Passing the
lake is the coldest part of the
drive, according to Ed Trisket,
who should know since he is
one of the drivers.
The drivers offer their
passengers a guided tour, one
that varies by the driver, Trisket
said. “The only thing we ask is
that anything said in the bobsled
stays inside the fence,” he said,
just in case not all the facts
On beautiful winter afternoons,
the teams of draft horses will
sometimes give rides to up
to 300 passengers. Even an
afternoon that isn’t so conducive
to sleigh riding wont stop the
teams. “Unless there’s a weather
advisory, we’ll be there. We’ve
been out there when it’s 10 or 15
below zero,” Trisket said.
The passengers come from as
far as Cleveland and Pittsburgh,
and of course, from the local
areas. For some, it’s their ﬁrst
time around draft horses. Others
come back from years before,
or even just days before. “They
want to know if it’s the same
horses as last time,” Trisket said,
“They remember their names;
sometimes they bring apples to
He said the club members
enjoy introducing people to draft
horses and bobsleds. Many of the
club members became involved
with horses after seeing them at
parades and fairs, although they
haven’t yet recruited any new
members from among the sled
One year, there was an
older lady that joined the
rides every weekend, Trisket
said. “She said she loved the
memories it brought back of
her grandparents,” he said. The
woman took the sleigh ride so
many times that eventually the
drivers gave her a free pass.
And then there are the rides that
carry more signiﬁcance than just
a pleasant afternoon’s outing.
“We’ve had some proposals,”
Trisket said. “They all said yes.”
The Draft Horseman’s Club has
around 50 members, many of
them families. “We’ve got
truck drivers, lawyers, restaurant
owners, other individual
businesses, we’ve got teachers –
it’s just an expensive hobby for
everybody,” Trisket said.
The drivers are all volunteers
from the club. Most years, they
have eight drivers with their
teams but last year there were
“It made for a long weekend,”
Trisket said, since the club didn’t
cut back on the times the rides
The rides are available every
Saturday and Sunday, beginning
the ﬁrst week after Christmas
and running through the ﬁrst
weekend of February. Tickets
are $3 for adults and $2 for
children and can be purchased at
the Institution’s bookstore.
The horse drawn bobsleds begin at the Chautauqua
Institution bookstore and carry riders on a 45-minute
ride through the historic grounds. On beautiful winter
afternoons, the teams of draft horses will sometimes give
rides to up to 300 passengers.
Friends met outside of Madigan’s
this past Tuesday evening to surprise
Carol Erickson of Ellicottville
with a special birthday present:
A limo trip to
Hutch’s Restaurant in Buffalo.
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY CAROL!
~ The Villager ~ November 26-December 2, 2009 Page 12
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Thanks. There. I said it.
Can I go home now? Happy
Thanksgiving. I’m out. Just
kidding. I enjoy the holidays as
much as the next guy, but I gotta
tell ya, they ain’t what they used
to be. Seriously. We do love our
traditions in this country even if
they do seem to be a bit outdated
and hypocritical. Then again,
who am I to judge? I’m the guy
who writes this column! That’s
Let’s begin our romp through
the silly season with the blatantly
Before everyone stops reading,
let me explain. The idea of
Thanksgiving and the family
history of Turkey Day is a noble
one. Gather together with family
and loved ones before the Fall
harvest and the onset of Winter
to give thanks for the blessings
of the previous year. Excellent
plan - pass the white meat.
Unfortunately, our version of
this once noble holiday has
been perverted by the need to
spend money and act like idiots.
This holiday, which by the way
has become a national day of
mourning for Native Americans,
is - not coincidentally - followed
by a monstrous tradition known
as Black Friday. Black Friday.
Not a very cheerful or thankful
sounding event is it? It’s almost
like we’ve turned Thanksgiving
into a national day of confession
and absolution. We’re trying to
wipe the slate clean in the eyes
of our families and God so that
we’ll be nice and sinless, dare
I say Puritanical, before we
turn into murderous, credit card
wielding lunatics the following
day. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing
otherwise normal, middle-class
Americans trampling each
other and doing battle in the
local Wal-Mart over cut-rate ﬂat
screens? Actually, our pilgrim
ancestors would be proud. After
all, the day after the original
Thanksgiving they began the
systematic extermination of the
Wampanoag people who had
previously sustained them. The
original Black Friday?
After Thanksgiving and Black
Friday comes that strange,
guilty feeling limbo known
as ‘The Christmas Season.”
This soulless void between
holidays has been twisted and
manipulated over the years in
order to create some sort of
perverted economic boom that
will, somehow, sustain us before
the collective guilt of the New
Year becomes reality. We’ve
created our own traditions
during the ﬁrst part of December
that - we hope and believe -
will someday catch on and be
accepted by the rest of the sheep.
Neighbors who have otherwise
lived in harmony for most of the
year suddenly become Hutu’s
and Tutsi’s as the holiday house
decorating contests become
Suburban husbands and fathers
become possessed by the Clark
Griswold demon and entire
village blocks suddenly become
visible from the International
Space Station. Meanwhile,
inside, mom and the kids
are busy baking cookies and
watching ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’
on an endless loop as Grandpa
slips off to the laundry room to
ﬁnish off that bottle of Schnapps
in private. Disaster looms.
Christmas. Cue the ominous
music. “Didn’t I just see these
people a month ago? Why am
I wearing this awful reindeer
sweater? How much freaking
turkey can I possibly eat? Who
stole my bullets?” This is also
the time for what I consider to
be the absolute worst and most
sadistic holiday tradition ever
created. The Ofﬁce Christmas
Party! Who’s bright idea was
this? Get a whole bunch of
people who really don’t much
care for each other in the ﬁrst
place together and toss in
copious amounts of booze.
It’s like throwing gasoline on
an already out of control ﬁre.
What could possibly go wrong?
There are two occasions every
year where normal, upstanding
citizens become alcohol
fueled, perverted lunatics. The
aforementioned Christmas party
and New Year’s Eve. Less than
a week apart nonetheless.
Here comes the surprise. I really
don’t mind the holidays. As my
family has shrunk over the years,
we’ve actually become closer.
It’s kind of entertaining to watch
the rest of our neighbors explode
in an orgiastic display of booze
fueled hatred and resentment
while we share gifts and spend
some rare quality time alone.
The streets are quiet and, believe
it or not, there are families out
there actually enjoying the
true meaning of the holidays.
Basically, what I’m saying, is if
we could all try and toss the rest
of the nonsense out the window
and get back to something
resembling the basics, we might
enjoy ourselves. It’s possible.
Forget Black Friday, the parties
and the rest. Be quiet. Listen.
Relax. Enjoy. Happy Holidays.
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Funnels, like any other
type of stand location, range
in productivity. High quality
funnels are ones that separate
either two large areas of like
habitat, or two features that are
utilized on a daily basis, such
BY COREY WIKTOR
After months and months
of preparation and countless
hours of scouting, the dawn
of another season was upon
us. Saturday, October 17 was
opening day of Archery season
in our region of New York
State. I was perched high in
my stand well before light on
that snowy, cold morning with
high anticipation and hope.
My 2009 archery season
opener was very short, but
very sweet. Not an hour into
Left: Columnist Corey Wiktor harvested this 9-point buck opening day of the archery
season (Saturday, Oct. 17). Center: Ryan Jackson of Great Valley harvested this 16-point
buck on opening day of the regular season (Saturday, Nov. 21) while hunting with his
father in the Franklinville area. Right: Jared Hinman, 19, of Ellicottville, harvested this
11-point buck (19” spread) Nov. 25 in Ellicottville.
the hunt, I was able to harvest
a 9-point buck that scored
! (3-½ year old).
It was the second “shooter”
buck I saw that morning. Why
was this spot so productive?
It is a classic “pinch point
funnel” that was simply
loaded with deer sign. I have
found that using light rattling
sequences in early season is a
great strategy to target early
season whitetail bucks while
hunting this particular funnel.
When hunting white-tailed
deer, strategically placed
funnels are possibly the most
consistently productive stand
locations throughout the entire
season. By deﬁnition, a funnel
is any feature - or combination
of features - that encourage
deer movement through a
relatively narrow corridor.
Funnels, by their own
deﬁnition, force concentrated
animal movements through
small areas. The beneﬁts of
this are obvious to bow hunters
and the results are often stand
locations that are productive
throughout the entire season.
Examples of Funnels and Why They are Utilized
as a bedding area and prime
feeding location. Examples of
quality funnels are overgrown
fence lines and creek bottoms
that connect two forested areas
separated by agricultural land
or a saddle (low spot) in a steep
ridge that winds through the
Another example may be
a small rise that winds its
way across a large swamp
SEE HUNTING NEXT PAGE
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providing a dry crossing route.
All of these scenarios illustrate
situations that encourage deer
to pass from point A to point B
through a speciﬁc area. In each
case, a whitetail can avoid the
funnel by enduring something
undesirable, but usually chooses
the desired route. In the case of
the saddle in the steep ridgeline
and the small rise traversing
the swamp, by exerting more
energy, animals can avoid these
locations. However, it has been
my experience that white-tailed
deer are genuinely lazy creatures
and will take the path of least
resistance when this path does
not compromise their personnel
Because of this, many times
whitetails are willing to go
signiﬁcantly out of their
way to avoid overly exerting
themselves. This holds
particularly true for mature
bucks. Most mature bucks
do not reach maturity if they
brazenly stroll across open
ﬁelds during daylight hours. The
same deer that refuse to cross
that open ﬁeld will generally
ﬁnd the courage to follow that
narrow creek bottom as long
as it supplies some degree of
cover. Even a limited amount of
cover can do an amazing job of
increasing a whitetail’s courage
and will be the chosen travel
route when it’s the best available
As stated earlier, funnels can
be productive stand locations
throughout the season.
Strategically placed funnels
take advantage of the travels
of white-tailed deer. During no
other phase does a mature buck
move more consistently than
during the rut. This movement
also occurs more frequently
during daylight hours than
during the other phases of a
mature buck’s life. By adopting
these new travel patterns,
breeding age bucks are able
to locate and breed more than
they could otherwise. The drive
to perpetuate the species plays
right into the hands of a hunter
setup in a funnel that separates
two points of interest to the
In general, food sources are
good locations to hunt during
the early, rut, and late phases of
season. Primary scrape lines are
ideal locations to set up during
the late stages of pre-rut. The
whitetail’s transition zones and
bedding areas are often the only
locations mature bucks can be
taken during last weeks leading
up to serious scraping activity.
Funnels are one of the few
setups that have the ability to
consistently produce throughout
the entire season. As a result of
this, every season I make sure
that I have a minimum of several
quality funnels that I have
access to hunt. They serve as my
security blanket by protecting
me from unexpected changes
in preferred food sources and
the resulting alteration of the
whitetails’ patterns. When an
unknown food source draws
the deer from the patterns I
expect them to be following, my
season is not lost. I always can
go down the road and climb into
the portable stand located in the
ﬁnger of woods that connects
two wood lots and be conﬁdent
that I will see deer.
Congratulations to good friend
Jimmy Bigaj on harvesting a
beautiful 6-point on the second
day of archery season!
Best of luck to all hunters this
Corey R. Wiktor, Ellicottville
NY, has been an avid deer hunter
for over 18 years. He currently
writes for Whitetails.com,
and Whitetailworld.com and
is a ﬁeld advisor for the ‘New
York Outdoor News’ and is a
team member of the ‘Northeast
it fresh year after year for all
levels of shredders out there.
The Park Crew is amped on
introducing a new “natural”
terrain park, consisting of
timber features made of
spruce logs. These features,
constructed by HV Park
Designer/Builder Chris Perks,
will be installed in the Rail
Park at the base of Mardi
Gras once ski season gets
underway. According to Pat
Morgan, Holiday Valley Youth
Park Manager, “Riders will
ﬁnd a variety of new jibs,
bonks and stalls to play around
The inspiration for these
log features, according to
Morgan, came from The Stash
Program pioneered by Burton
Snowboards. These Stash
Parks (which can be found in
North America at Killlington
and Northstar-at-Tahoe resorts)
“use indigenous resources,
such as hardwoods native
to their respective areas, to
create organic park features,”
explains Morgan. “Back in the
day, we all started by sliding
trees, bonking off of stumps,
etc., and now we’re kind of
making the old new again.”
The HV Park Crew’s ﬁrst event
of the season (which replaces
the annual “Thanksjibbing”
rail jam originally slated for
Black Friday) is in the works
and will be held in the new
“natural” terrain park mid-
December. (Watch for details
on the Holiday Valley Page,
which will start up next week
in The Villager!)
The Terrain Garden, which
was introduced last season on
lower Snoozer, will grow in
terms of features housed. The
Garden offers beginner boxes,
rails and jumps for skiers and
riders who have yet to conquer
the skills required for the bigger
parks. “The Terrain Garden
provides a low intimidation
learning environment, with
close proximity to the School
Haus learning area,” says
Morgan. “We are hoping this
encourages more people to
get into the terrain parks …
and more importantly, take a
For advanced park users,
the 42/78 Park on Foxﬁre will
again offer “progressive jib
lines, a triple jump line and the
ever-improving halfpipe,” and
will be the main location for
many of the contests happening
Some of these contests include
the return of the WNY USASA
Series, the B4BC event Feb.
13, Red Bull Buttercup Mar. 6,
and new to Holiday Valley, the
Salomon Jib Academy Feb. 28,
a top amateur freeride ski tour
in North America.
It’s no doubt that park
builders and groomers will be
at the top of their game this
year. Undeniably the biggest
investment in the parks this
season, Holiday Valley has
purchased a new Pisten Bully
600 Park Bully, which will
enable operators to build and
shape the parks much more
efﬁciently. “This machine has
numerous capabilities that
other machines lack, including
a switch blade mechanism
which will enable us to move
and set features quickly and
easily, as well as dramatically
increased articulation of the
blade and tiller,” states Morgan.
It is equipped with a front
and rear terrain park package
which allows for extra height
when building tables (jumps),
and it offers an alpine ﬂex tiller
with fatboy corduroy ﬁnishers
and “Dumbo” ears which will
allow builders and groomers to
create an ideal snow surface.
Skiers and riders hitting the
terrain parks this season at
Holiday Valley have a lot to
look forward to … now let’s
get those guns running Clancy
so Perks can push some snow!
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expand HoliMont’s skiing.
The board was concerned
that HoliMont had acquired 50
additional units from the defunct
Plum Creek project. These units
have not had a proper ‘SEQR’
review though Riley said that he
“does not even know if they will
have room for these additional
units or if in fact they will ever
be built.” Board members could
not ultimately agree on 225
units though discussed possibly
allowing 174 unit approval.
Attorney Hopkins stated that
over the next ﬁve years, the
Village “would be paid $110,000
towards the sewer system per
year for the expansion, for a
total of $550,000.” However,
this was for the 225 units the
Village initially agreed to two
and a half years ago. He added
that HoliMont would have to
“reevaluate” the money given
to the village if only 174 units
would be agreed upon.
Board members asked Town
Engineer Mark Alianello about
the Village sewer system’s
capacity to handle the additional
units. Engineer Mark Alianello
said that the village has the
capacity to handle 2,200
additional homes in Ellicottville.
He also made the point that these
homes and condos would most
likely be second or third homes
for owners and the majority
would be unoccupied for a good
portion of the year.
Town Supervisor John Burrell
brought up to Riley and Hopkins
and fellow board members
that Ellicottville would not
beneﬁt from the property taxes
generated by the project as it
would be paying property taxes to
Mansﬁeld. In a 2007 Statement
of Opposition to the project
he stated that “over the past 35
years, the taxpayers of the Town
and Village of Ellicottville have
spent millions of dollars on our
sewer and water. If you allow
this proposal, what will happen
when other developments that
are already being talked about
in other adjoining municipalities
come to you with similar
proposals?” He also questioned
who would be responsible for
the emergency services that
would “ultimately cost the
Ellicottville taxpayers money.”
Hopkins agreed that this issue
would need to be addressed.
The sewer project was not
approved by a vote of 3-2.
Though visibly disappointed
by the decision, Riley told The
Villager that he “still thinks that
we can come up with something
that will support the Canﬁeld
project and hopefully something
will be approved to move
forward.” He continued that he
“believes that Holiday Valley,
HoliMont and the fantastic
and historic village and town
community, and that triad, has
made the area successful. All
three need to work together.
Sometimes it is difﬁcult, but
ultimately we hope for success.”
To further discuss the project
more, a meeting will be held
with both the Town and Village
Boards and members of the
general public are invited to
attend on December 2 at 6:30pm.
In other news, the courtroom
will soon be moved upstairs in
the Town Hall. Mark Alianello
told the board that the town
well was back in operation, and
John Burrell talked to Laidlaw’s
attorney who wants to meet with
the Town Board sometime in the
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Bill’s Report Card
F Running Game
B+ Passing Game
Time for Fred Jackson to be the featured running back. Of-
fense line is like a train wreck, but we must keep moving.
Fitzpatrick made coach’s decision look like he knew what
he was doing. Why not take chances - 2 yd. line to T.O.
for 98 yd. TD. It’s about time!
Jones-Drew was nowhere to be found. That’s what happens
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B Played a well-balanced game. Defense got 2 sacks, but
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B Moorman returned to his norm. Best player! What hap-
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V I E W S F R O M T H E V I L L A G E
Lynyrd Skynyrd Performed Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Last Saturday
Ellicottville Central School Fall Sports Banquet
Monday, Nov. 23 Athletes, Parents and Coaches Enjoyed the Evening Together
Tamarack Club Readies for Grand Opening in December
Reservations are Being Accepted and Doors are Scheduled to Open Dec. 11, 2009
The developers of the project have taken the extra effort to incorporate many local ar-
tisans in the ﬁnishing touches. Larry Tocha of Five-Points carpentry was contracted to
do all of the Adirondack chairs placed on the porches and Paul Boccolucci of Real Stuff
Gallery was employed to make the metal Tamarack logo details on the porch fences as
well as a large steel Tamarack Club sign. The large rectangular bar in John Harvard’s
Brew House has a unique ﬁnish by Tom Lowery and John Zerfas around which you can
enjoy views of the slopes or the large pizza oven.
There are two public pools; a lap pool and an activities pool complete with
diving board and curly slide. See complete story page 5.
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