November 5-11, 2009 Volume 04 ~ Issue 44

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Holiday Open House
East Otto Country Associates Open Their Doors This Weekend
Pre-Sale Tickets Going Fast
Record Numbers Expected Next Weekend for Beer & Wine Festival at Holiday Valley
Sneak Peek
In This Issue . . .
Music Notes
20 Monroe Street ~ 699-4162
26 Monroe Street ~ 699-8990
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 5-9pm
Classic Rock & Party Hits!
All the tunes that get you partying
and get you up dancing!
Holiday Lighting In Downtown Ellicottville
Discussion Regarding Tree and Lighting Decorations to be Presented at Monday’s Village Board Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 9pm-1am
20 Washington Street ~ 699-2530
Every Monday, 10pm
With Jack Darvaset
Playing music for no reason
whatsoever other than to have fun!
Every Thursday, 7-11pm
Every Wednesday, 9pm-1am
Every Monday, 7-10pm
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Friday, Nov. 6th, 8pm
Tickets start at $45
Tickets available at The Logo Shop,
and all Ticketmaster outlets
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 10pm
Live DJs from Hamilton, Ontario
Gregg Allman Coming To Salamanca
Legendary Musical Artist to Perform at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Nov. 11
Up Close & Personal: Lyn Weishan
A Lifetime of Ellicottville Memories ... page 7
By John Thomas
To talk to Lynford (Lyn) Weishan is to sit in the presence of a living history
of Ellicottville. Although Lyn says he doesn’t believe in living in the past,
he seems to enjoy the opportunity to sit and tell stories, and for a man of
his 96 years, his memories are still remarkably fresh. Photo/John Thomas
When little Dalton Eisenhardt was born, doctors only gave him two
weeks to live due to a rare chromosome disorder. That was ten years
ago. Doctors also told Dalton’s mother, Vicki, that the chances of
them having another child with the same disorder were essentially non-
existent, so when his brother Wyatt was born two years later with the
same rare disorder, it came as a shock to all.
A Little Room To Breathe: A Caring Community
Builds a New Home for a Family in Need ... page 3
East Otto Country Associates presents the 23
annual Holiday Open House this weekend, Nov. 7-8 from 10am-5pm. It is the perfect opportunity to
find unique gifts for those on your holiday shopping list. The shelves at Hog-Shed Studio Pottery are packed with a huge selection of handmade
functional stoneware pottery. Hog-Shed’s pottery is high-fired and lead free, so pieces are safe for table use. They offer everything from brie
bowls and country bread bakers to mugs, vases, birdfeeders and more, as wellas a new 2009 Holiday Ornament and original holiday pins –
perfect stocking stuffers. You can also find one-of-a-kind decorative Raku pottery at Hog-Shed Studio Pottery. Robin Zefers Clark’s Brookside
Studio Watercolors features paintings that capture a refreshing blend of rural and wildlife themes. Original watercolor paintings and limited
edition reproductions await you with a size and price to fit every budget. Do you have an old photo or two of mom or dad or your grandparents?
Talk to the artist about creating a special “Grandcestor” watercolor painting. Robin also has prints as well as cards and gifts. For a directional
map or more information on this weekend’s Holiday Open House in East Otto Country, visit or call 716-257-9549.
The 5
annual Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival is approaching fast, and with only 2,000 tickets available, it’s
never too early to reserve a spot. The festival is sponsored by Holiday Valley, Ellicottville Brewing Company,
and Southern Tier Brewing Company and will take place on Saturday, November 14 at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler
Lodge from 3:30-7:30pm. Tickets are $35 pre-sale or $40 at the door. Tickets include a $5 food voucher, and
upon entry each person will receive a commemorative glass good for a three-ounce sample at each vendor.
There will be approximately 20 wineries and 30 breweries present. Musical entertainment will be presented by
members of Big Leg Emma and the vendors will provide items for auction at the end of the event. The festival
kick-off is on Friday, Nov. 13 with a five-course tapas and beer pairing at the Clubhouse Chalet. Tickets are $50
and include tax and tip. To learn more, visit or call EBC at 716-699-ALES.
One topic of next Monday’s
Village Board meeting will be the
much-discussed Christmas lighting
of the trees of Ellicottville. Over
the summer the Mayor’s office has
been working to reduce the cost
and improve the efficiency of the
Christmas lighting on Washington
and Monroe Streets.
In the past the Village has always
been adorned with strings of lights.
The Mayor estimated spending
$1,500 each year on the strings alone
and approximately $5,000 on top of
that in electricity costs.
The Village has purchased sixteen,
large 5’x5’ LED snowflakes. LED
lighting systems lower energy
consumption and the Village believes
it could save up to 89% in electricity
costs from past winter seasons. Three
of the large illuminating snowflakes
will be placed at each end of Monroe
Street; the remaining ten will hang
on the lamp posts on Washington
The Village is encouraging the
merchants to get behind this “Go
Green” theme in order to save money
and electricity. However, people in
the village have expressed dismay
about not having the trees on the
streets lit up.
Aesthetically, the tree-lit streets
have become a signature for the
village but furthermore Executive
Rated by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest singers of all time, Grammy Award winning artist
Gregg Allman will perform Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel at 7pm. Legendary
for his work with the Allman Brothers Band beginning in 1969, Gregg was poised for super stardom by 1971,
having written several songs recorded on their four albums. Today the band is still noted for their spontaneity
and talent and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Gregg pulls these attributes into his
own band, Gregg Allman and Friends. Though the Allman Brothers Band is the main jewel, Gregg has a riot
out with his own band with no-holds barred. When you see Gregg Allman and Friends, you will hear them
experiment with other people’s songs, their own songs and some Allman Brothers tunes. This show kicks off
a Northeast, 17-date tour with his own band, which comes to a close mid-January in Massachusetts. For more
information visit Tickets to next Wednesday’s performance are still available and can
be purchased at all ticketmaster outlets and
~ The Villager ~ November 5-11, 2009
Publisher’s Word
Politics Not as Usual
Page 2
Letters To The Publisher
Balloons Makes Generous Contribution to Foundation for Youth
The Varsity Club at ECS would like to thank Brian McFadden and the Ellicottville
Chamber of Commerce for their generous donation for Fall Fest clean-up. Also, a
thank you to Mr. Mike Kerns of Balloons for his continued contribution to the student
athletes at ECS. Finally, a thank you needs to be given to Five Star Bank for letting the
Varsity Club park cars. Without all our community support, the Varsity Club wouldn’t
be able to give our student athletes the support they need throughout the year. Once
again, thanks to all!
Tim Bergan & Mary Neilon, ECS Varsity Club advisors
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Mike Kerns, owner of
Balloons Restaurant again
stepped forward to help with
the Rotary Club of Ellicottville
Foundation for Youth. Mike
has supported the Foundation
for a number of years and
again this year has contributed
$2,000 to the Foundation.
This money comes from
the special cover charge for
entry to Rocktoberfest during
Ellicottville’s Fall Festival.
Mike and his wife, Melanie
are very community minded,
and as such are always looking
for ways to help. We at the
Rotary Foundation for Youth
appreciate the special support
that they give year after year
to help the youth programs and
those in need in our town.
The Foundation for Youth
supports many youth programs
in Ellicottville, and over the
past year has established Family
Support for Ellicottville. This
group was formed to fill the gap
left by the departure of the local
Salvation Army service unit.
The Rotary Club and the
Foundation thank Mike and
Melanie for their continued
support and these funds will
go a long way to help the many
programs we support.
Greg Cappelli
Rotary Club of Ellicottville
Foundation for Youth
Veterans Day Service in Ellicottville
E’VILLE – The Ellicottville American Legion Post 659 will conduct Armistice Day/
Veterans Day services on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 at 11am at the War Veterans
Monument in front of the Courthouse on the Village Square. Commander Dale L.
Dunkleman will lead the observance giving the opening remarks, and Post Chaplain
James Morton will give a short address. A Memorial Wreath will be placed and a Salute
to the Dead and Taps will conclude the program. The public and all Veterans, War
and Peace time are urged to attend as the Post honors those who served our country
in all Wars and Peace time and especially those who are serving at the present time.
Honestly, I’m far from being
a political junkie, but one just
can’t resist the temptation to
tune in on Election Tuesday and
check things out. Regardless of
who won the local races, bearing
witness to the political process
can be addicting.
Whether you were pleased
with the outcomes or not, being
part of this important practice is
one of the most patriotic things a
resident of the U.S. can do. Our
fate literally rests in the hands of
those we’ve voted into office.
If you’re not pleased with how
things are, you need to take
action. And knowing that many,
many folks take great interest
in the voting process reassures
me. I think it’s tremendously
important for our community
and the region as a whole.
And finally the hoopla is over
(bet the folks over at the post
office are glad for that). Yes,
let’s get back to what we do best
around here - namely, having
lots of serious fun!
Oh, I know the weather this
time of year can be “iffy” at
best, but that’s no reason for
everyone to hunker down like
it’s the middle of January. Put
on a warm fall sweater and get
outside – a day out in the brisk
November air can be quite
refreshing! And I’m all for
being re-invigorated …
In closing, dear readers,
celebrate your freedoms
everyday and never take
anything for granted. There’s no
better place and no better time to
be than right where you are right
at this moment. Until next week

Jeanine Zimmer
Happy Birthday: LAZLO NEUWIRTH Jr. . . . NOV. 7
Happy Birthday: BRYCE WELKA . . . . . . . . . . NOV. 8
Christmas Lights in Ellicottville: Is It Time for a Change?
This may be considered a plea,
a pronouncement, a protest or
even a tirade, rather than a letter.
It was prompted first by rumors
that we were to have no lighted
trees downtown this winter, then
by assurances from “reliable
sources” that there would indeed
be lights, but fewer, L.E.D., and
only on the lower branches
of the trees, but that the décor
would be supplemented by a
snowflake trim on the “poles.”
I’m almost always a believer in
moving with the times, making
progress, etc., BUT what is
more traditional and deserving
of preserving the status quo than
Christmas customs? No trees
ever portrayed the true, old-
fashioned spirit of the season
just the way they were than ours
in Ellicottville since their first
lighting. They lit our otherwise
dark, wintry streets so artistically
and so non-commercially.
Time for a change? I don’t
think so.
Pat Enger
LITTLE VALLEY - John Sayegh will be leaving his post as head of Cattaraugus
County’s economic development operations Dec. 2, 2009 to take over as dean of the
Cattaraugus County campus of Jamestown Community College in Olean. Sayegh,
56, said he was notifed last Friday that he had been chosen for the new job. His title
includes service as vice president of continuing education and external partnership.
Sayegh will replace interim JCC dean Jeannie Johnston. In July, Sayegh took over
the county department after eight years as chief officer of the Olean Area Chamber of
Commerce and the Cattaraugus Empire Zone Corp.
Economic Development Chief Heading to JCC
November 5-11, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 3
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E’VILLE - In March of 1868,
as part of his highly publicized,
much anticipated America
Reading Tour, Charles Dickens
visited Buffalo, NY. He
performed two sold-out shows
at St. James Hall. Nearly 3,000
people saw him live each night.
The first story he shared on that
first night may be the best loved
holiday tale ever written: “A
Christmas Carol.”
This November 28, the
Ellicottville Memorial Library
is proud to sponsor the
program, “Charles Dickens
Presents: A Christmas Carol,” a
solo performance starring Mike
Randall. The event will take
place at the St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church at 7pm.
Mike Randall’s production
has been a huge success since
its premier in 2007. Giving
only 30 performances across
Western New York the last
two holiday seasons, and
premiering at MusicalFare
Theatre, audiences and critics
agreed that it was great to have
Mr. Dickens back in Western
New York!
The Library was able to secure
a grant through the Cattaraugus
County Arts Council so that
we could offer this program
at a greatly reduced price.
Tickets are now available at
the Ellicottville Library. Prices
are as follows: adults $10.00,
children 12 and under $5.00.
Seating is limited and tickets
are pre-sale only. Doors will
open at 6:30pm. Don’t miss
out on this wonderful holiday
This program is funded in part
by the New York State Council
on the Arts Decentralization
Regrant Program administered
by the Cattaraugus County Arts
Council and is a co-production
of MusicalFare Theatre, Randall
Kramer Executive Producer.
Rachel McMahon-Eagan (left), a 9th grade student at Ellicottville Central School, is the
winner of a contest recently held to design a poster promoting the upcoming holiday
performance in Ellicottville. Mike Randall (right) will present his solo performance of
‘Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol’ on Saturday, Nov. 28 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Tickets are pre-sale only and can be purchased at the Ellicottville Library.
Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company’s Annual
Ham & Turkey Party
Saturday, November 7, 2009
From 7PM until ?
At the Fireman’s Clubhouse
Depot Street in Great Valley
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Raffles, Door Prizes, 50/50’s!
Two seats open for Ellicottville Town Council were voted on during Tuesday’s General
Election. Results are as follows: John Northrup (D) 287 votes 42%; Steven Crowley
(D) 224 votes 33%; Robert Scharf (R) 176 votes 26%.
Election Results: Ellicottville Town Council
A Little Room To Breathe
A Caring Community Builds a New Home for a Family in Need
MACHIAS – When little
Dalton Eisenhardt was born,
doctors only gave him two
weeks to live due to a rare
chromosome disorder. That
was ten years ago. Doctors
also told Dalton’s mother,
Vicki, that the chances of them
having another child with the
same disorder were essentially
non-existent, so when his
brother Wyatt was born two
years later with the same rare
disorder, it came as a shock to
The boys are now 8 and 10
years old, and although the
disorder has left them with
many limitations, they are a
blessing to all who come into
contact with their smiling
faces. These two brothers have
been waging a courageous
(and expensive) battle against
this rare and unbalanced
chromosome disorder. The
disorder has left these little
boys with no sense of touch
or fear. The disorder has
affected every organ in their
bodies. They have intensive
lung damage and are unable to
speak. As a result, they have
to use permanent tracheotomy
tubes to breathe and feeding
tubes to eat.
Three months ago the Christian Youth Corps, the American
Legion Post 1460, and the First Christian Church of Ma-
chias teamed up to build a home for the Eisenhardt family
– one that would provide enough space to accommodate
Dalton and Wyatt’s various medical needs while allowing
the rest of the family room to breathe and carry on a normal
life. The boys (pictured above) suffer from a rare chromo-
some disorder and require 24-hour nursing care.
The home they are presently
in is inadequate to meet the
needs of the family. It is a
very old home with inadequate
insulation and a furnace better
suited for a small mobile
home. The electrical system
is also insufficient for the
medical equipment needed
on a 24-hour basis. The boys
require air conditioning to help
purify and dehumidify the air
~ The Villager ~ November 5-11, 2009
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In effect, home sellers are also buyers in that they are in the market for a real estate professional who can
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HINT: Sellers should guard against selecting a real estate agent solely on the basis
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It was great to see so many
members attend the group
health insurance meetings
held last Monday and
Tuesday at the Wingate. We
hope that everyone enjoyed
meeting Amanda West,
our representative from
Manning & Napier, and we
hope everyone found the
information that she presented
to be very helpful.
If you were in attendance,
then you are aware that our
partnership with Manning
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offer our members numerous
options for health insurance
coverage. If for any reason
you were not able to attend
one of the meetings and are
still interested in seeing what
options are available, you can
log onto www.ellicottvilleny.
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different plan options as
well as the dental and vision
Call Heather at 699-5046
to get your username and
password to log in or to
schedule a one-on-one meeting
with Amanda. You do not have
to be a Chamber member to
attend a meeting, although
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The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that they have officially
moved into their new office space! With the construction completed, carpet installed
and a lot of help and effort, everything has been moved in, set up and sorted out. A
special thank you to Tom Chapman, Mike Nickolson, Southern Tier Interiors, Phil and
Aron and Sean at the City Garage for his “moving guys.” Take a moment to stop in, say
“hi” and take a tour of the new Chamber office!
Girls Weekend Incentives
County-Wide Initiative Offers Getaway Packages to Promote Tourism
Girls Naughty and Nice Weekend Getaway packages are now being offered throughout
Cattaraugus County as an initiative of the County-Wide Chamber Alliance and our County
Tourism Department to promote tourism within the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus
County. The County-Wide Chamber Alliance, a partnering of Salamanca, Randolph,
Olean and Ellicottville was formed in 2008 to help with the dispersement and use of bed
tax money for the greater good of the County’s tourism efforts. With the help of Bull
Pen PR, the County’s public relations firm, a variety of different Girls Getaway Weekend
packages have been put together. Log onto and go to events to
view the complete list of offerings.
Holiday Horse Parade in Downtown Ellicottville
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and the Cattaraugus County Equine Advisory
Committee will present a Holiday Horse Parade on Saturday, Nov. 28 at noon in
downtown Ellicottville. Come and join us for some fun and festivities in the village!
Ride or drive your equine friends and take part in this much anticipated event
featuring costume contests, prizes and more! Registration forms will be posted at For additional information, please contact Heather at the
Chamber at 699-5046 or Annie of Gentle Thunder Farm at 699-2940.
Christmas Party Invitations Being Mailed
The annual Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party will be held on
December 10 at HoliMont. This exciting event is open to everyone and features
delicious hors d’oeuvres and a sit down dinner provided by Dina’s at the Mont. After
dinner be prepared to dance the night away with the sounds of the ten-member R&B
band, The Old School B-Boys! Tickets are $45 per person for Chamber members and
$50 for non-member guests. Tickets are available by calling 699-5046 Monday-Friday
from 8am-5pm. Invitations are being sent to all Chamber members this week and are
also available online at Just click on “Events.”

November 5-11, 2009 ~ The Villager ~
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SALAMANCA - Preparations
are well underway for the
annual Silver Bells in the
City festival in Salamanca,
New York. This event is held
each year in honor of Ray
Evans, lyricist of the famous
Christmas song, Silver Bells.
Ray Evans, a Salamanca
native, was a pop lyricist who
teamed up with the composer/
lyricist Jay Livingston and
wrote three Academy Award-
winning songs together, as
well as their famous Christmas
Start your holiday season
off with the Silver Bells in
the City Holiday Craft Show
on Saturday, November 28.
Experience the magnificent
and unique shopping at the
many art and craft vendor
booths found at Prospect
Elementary School from 9am-
6pm. This event will provide
you the opportunity to find that
unique Christmas gift for your
loved ones. Bring the children
down to visit Santa Claus who
will be Ho Ho-ing his way to
the craft show.
This year’s festivities will
continue the tradition of
the Silver Bells in the City
Tree Lighting Ceremony on
Friday, Dec. 4. Join in the
fun at Jefferson Street Park
on Broad Street, located next
to Rite Aid in Salamanca.
This annual celebration of
Light Up the City will occur
at 6pm. Mayor Jeffrey Pond’s
proclamation will help kick
off the spirit of the season
as we watch the whole park
come to life at the official tree
lighting ceremony. Come and
enjoy some hot chocolate and
cookies while listening to the
community choir sing your
favorite Christmas carols.
On Saturday, Dec. 5, the
Ray Evans Seneca Theater
will present a Christmas
performance you won’t
forget. Enchanté Cabaret, a
professional Dinner Theatre
company, will be performing
a special Christmas
performance, Halos & Holly.
This touring show has captured
the hearts and imaginations
of its audience members
with their original scripts,
incomparable vocal talent
and attention to client needs.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8
for seniors and children 12 and
under are free.
You will not want to miss
Breakfast with Santa. All the
good little girls and boys are
sure to enjoy this fun-filled
morning with Mr. & Mrs.
Santa Claus while eating
their favorite breakfast at
Myer’s Steakhouse & Inn,
460 Wildwood Avenue, from
There will be another
great performance at the
Ray Evans Seneca Theater
with the Music Makers on
Saturday, Dec. 12. The band
will be performing an array
of Christmas tunes while
honoring Salamanca’s native
and Oscar-winning songwriter
Ray Evans, for whom the
theater is named, including
“To Each His Own,” Golden
Earrings,” “Buttons and
Bows,” “Mona Lisa,” and
“Silver Bells.” Tickets are $10
for adults, $8 for seniors and
children 12 and under are free.
Join us for a month of holiday
cheer in December! For more
information, please contact the
Salamanca Area Chamber of
Commerce at 716-945-2034
or visit us online at www.
Start your holiday season off with the Silver Bells in
the City Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, November 28.
Experience the magnificent and unique shopping at the
many art and craft vendor booths found at Prospect
Elementary School from 9am-6pm. This event will provide
you the opportunity to find that unique Christmas gift for
your loved ones. Bring the children down to visit Santa
Claus who will be Ho Ho-ing his way to the craft show.
the month of November,
all nine CCB (Cattaraugus
County Bank) locations will
display red wagons. The red
wagon is the national symbol
of “America’s Promise” (a
nation-wide program that
focuses on improving the
lives of America’s youth.)
The wagons will serve
as depositories for public
donations of new hats and
Local groups and schools
will receive and distribute the
CCB joined America’s
Promise in 1999 and is
helping to ensure that children
receive the five resources
the organization believes
children need in order to
become productive adults: 1)
an ongoing relationship with a
caring adult-mentor; 2) access
to safe places and structured
activities during non-school
hours; 3) a healthy start; 4)
a marketable skill through
effective education; and 5)
an opportunity to give back
through community service
The CCB America’s
Promise team would also
like to take this opportunity
to remind the public of the
cookbook titled: “CCB’s
Community … Cooking for
America’s Promise, Volume
II.” The cookbook features
recipes submitted by friends,
customers and employees of
CCB and make wonderful
Christmas Gifts. In addition,
CCB is selling “Mini-
Wagons.” The wagons are
perfect for holding candy or
for children to play with. Both
the cookbook and the mini-
wagons are $10.
“Hat and mitten time is
coming soon,” states Joni
Simcick, CCB Vice President.
“We don’t want any child to
be cold this coming winter.
It’s as simple as that. Some
families need help and CCB is
pleased to take the initiative to
do that. So … help a child by
donating hats and mittens and
if you haven’t already, buy a
cookbook. They make great
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. 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.
Santa Claus Lane Parade in Downtown Olean
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce ends the year with the festive 24
Santa Claus Lane Parade, always held the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Parade is
the traditional kick-off to the holiday season and will take place Nov. 27 at 7pm on
North Union Street, downtown Olean. Santa lights thousands of lights in Lincoln Park
and downtown Olean when he parades through town in celebration. Be sure to bring
the family out and celebrate with us!
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. As many know, a penny is not worth much here in the United States.
However, in poor, impoverished countries, “a penny buys a pencil and opens the
door to literacy.” The Student Council believes that this will be a very successful
project … with your help. If you would like to donate pennies to this organization, you
can bring them to one of Ellicottville Central School’s main offices. Please help to
make this project a success!
Varsity Soccer Advances
ECS Boys & Girls Teams Playing for Sec. VI Championships Friday
On Saturday, Oct. 31, both
the girls and boys varsity
soccer teams won their semi-
final playoff games, resulting
in the opportunity to play for
the Sec. VI Championship this
Friday, Nov. 6.
The girls defeated North
Collins 2-1 on goals by Anna
Pierce and Erika Neuwirth.
They will play against Maple
Grove at 5pm this Friday at
Pioneer. The girls have proven
all year they can put the ball
in the net. Look for them to
jump out to an early lead, then
control the tempo of the game.
The boys defeated Brocton
2-1 on goals by Joe Alzate and
Connor Hellwig. Goaltender
Mike Crowley made several
key saves during the game.
The boys will also play for the
championship title this Friday
at Pioneer, vying against North
Collins at 7pm. Returning
from injury, forward Colin
Lapi could be a key factor
in the game. Look for a low
scoring, hard fought game
with defense and goaltending
playing major roles.
Both teams have had great
success this season, each
finishing with #1 rankings.
Now it’s time to step it up to
the next level. Come on out to
Pioneer this Friday, Nov. 6 and
cheer both teams to victory!
~ The Villager ~ November 5-11, 2009 Page 6
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named recipient of the 2009
Enterprising Business award
given by Greater Olean Area
Chamber of Commerce. The
award honors those who
exemplify the enterprising
spirit of community and
commercial growth in the
greater Olean community
OLEAN - The Greater Olean
Area Chamber of Commerce
will honor the contributions
of Victor A. Vena with the
2009 L.O.U.I.E. Award during
GOACC’s Annual Dinner. The
award (Love of Olean United
In Enterprise) will be the 20

presented since its inception
and is bestowed upon an
individual who symbolizes the
enterprising spirit for the greater
Olean community, qualities that
were embodied in the life of
Louis Marra. GOACC’s 104

Annual Dinner is scheduled for
6pm on Thursday, November
5 at the Premier Banquet
Center. Buffamante Whipple
Buttafaro, PC will also be
recognized at the 2009 Annual
Dinner with the Enterprising
Business award.
Vic Vena is a product of the
Olean educational system -
he attended St. John’s Grade
School, Archbishop Walsh
High School and graduated
from Ferris State University in
1975. He was a pharmacist at
CVS from 1975 to 1980 and at
St. Francis Hospital from 1980
to 1985. In 1985, 25 years ago,
he opened Vic Vena Pharmacy
and added The Wellness Store
in 1999. In 2003, he acquired
Allen’s Wine & Liquor; and in
2005, began Misty Meadows
Alpaca Farm.
Vic and his wife, Bonita, have
been married 30 years and are
parents of four children; all four
are graduates of Olean High
School and St. Bonaventure
Since 1985, Vic has been a
longtime sponsor of McKean
County Raceway and numerous
race teams in a multitude
of classes. He is a huge
supporter of Little League, girl
scouts, boy scouts, benefits,
girls’ softball, youth soccer,
high school teams, churches,
child services, and multi-area
volunteer fire departments.
At present, Vic is the Pharmacy
Consultant for the Cattaraugus
County Health Department; a
board member of Quality Care
Pharmacies, Mount Irenaeus,
and the Greater Olean Area
Chamber of Commerce. He
is a dedicated active member
in the National Community
Pharmacists Association, the
Pharmacy Association of WNY,
the Pharmacist Society of NY
and on the National Advisory
Committee for Pharmacy First.
Named the WNY Pharmacist
of the Year in 1996 and again
in 2006, he was named to the
list of national “Independent
Pharmacy Superstars” three
times and in three difference
categories in “Drug Topic,” a
national magazine.
Through the years, he started
Olean Community Schools
Shoe Fund, was a founding
member of Olean General
Hospital Heart Beat Club and
Mercy Flight, taught religious
education at St. Bonaventure
Campus Parish and St. John’s
Roman Catholic Parish, was
chairman and is a long time
sponsor of Santa Claus Lane
and is active in several local
Vic had the first pharmacy
computer system in Olean; he
was first in the rea to counsel
patients; first to develop a
special counseling area; first in
WNY with RX 30 pharmacy
software; first robotics
prescription processor; first
pharmacy to volunteer for
the Cattaraugus County
SMART Team; first registered
pharmacist vaccinator
(developing the mobile
vaccine van); only pharmacist/
member of the Olean Area
Wellness Consortium; and
first “Southern Tier Symphony
Maestro for the Moment”
triumphing over Jean Sayegh
through his ruthless campaign
manager, Father Greg.
The 2009 L.O.U.I.E. award,
which is being presented to
Victor Vena (above), is be-
stowed upon an individual
who symbolizes the enter-
prising spirit for the greater
Olean community, qualities
that were embodied in the
life of Louis Marra.
BWB Exemplify the Spirit of Community and Commercial Growth
and will be presented at the
Annual Dinner
scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5
at Premier Banquet Center.
The Enterprising Business
Award is the highest distinction
for a business given by the
Chamber’s 705 members.
The award is given annually
to a privately owned business
in the greater Olean area that
demonstrates a well-planned,
thorough and serious approach
to business development
and exemplifies the unique
“hometown” charm of the area
in manners of administration,
customer service and quality of
Buffamante Whipple
The Enterprising Business Award is the highest distinction for a business given by the
Chamber’s 705 members. The award is given annually to a privately owned business in
the greater Olean area that demonstrates a well-planned, thorough and serious approach
to business development and exemplifies the unique “hometown” charm of the area
in manners of administration, customer service and quality of product. Buffamante
Whipple Buttafaro, PC is this year’s recipient.
Big Winners
Bingo Players Take the Jackpot at Seneca Gaming & Entertainment
SALAMANCA - We would like to congratulate the latest “Big Winners” at Seneca Gaming
and Entertainment in Salamanca, NY. On Tuesday, October 20 during the evening Bingo
session, we had two Big Winners. Sherrie Berg of Falconer, NY started off the winnings
when she won the progressive 10K jackpot on the 50
number. The 10K is a $2 special game
played during each session. You must get a full card in an allotted amount of numbers; the
progressive jackpot had reached 51 numbers or less. Later that evening during the Seneca
Star jackpot game, Victoria Jacquez Nunez of Erie, Pa. yelled Bingo on the 33
called and won the progressive jackpot of $64,363. The Seneca Star is also a $2 special
game played during each session, and like the 10k you must get the specified pattern in
an allotted amount of numbers, which was at 33 numbers or less at that time. Seneca
Gaming and Entertainment has two Class II Gaming Facilities which include High-Stakes
Bingo Halls and Game Rooms at the Salamanca and Irving locations, as well as luxury
Poker Rooms located at the Salamanca location and the Seneca Niagara Casino. Seneca
Gaming and Entertainment is owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians.

November 4th
Rita Nickolson
November 5-11, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 7
Up Close & Personal
Lyn Weishan: A Lifetime of Ellicottville Memories
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To talk to Lynford (Lyn)
Weishan is to sit in the
presence of a living history of
Ellicottville. Although Lyn
says he doesn’t believe in living
in the past, he seems to enjoy
the opportunity to sit and tell
stories, and for a man of his
96 years, his memories are still
remarkably fresh.
Born here in Ellicottville
in 1913, Lyn’s first job was
shoveling snow off a neighbor’s
sidewalk for 15 cents a day. His
father had attended school in the
original schoolhouse building
on the corner of Washington
and Jefferson, and when Lyn
was old enough, he attended the
same school. Lyn adds, “The
back end was built in 1928 - the
When he was a bit older
he took a job working in the
Ellicottville basket company.
“We got 20 cents an hour, we
made good baskets, and we
shipped baskets way beyond
Rochester,” he tells me. At the
basket factory he worked the
lathe, carving off thin strips of
wood from the raw logs, leaving
a small core. “We saved all the
cores, carried them out back and
piled them up. That was our
winter fuel.” It was these cores
that attracted the interest of the
Navy. The war had broken out
and rubber was in short supply.
“The Navy was looking for
what they call bumpers. All
your rubber was going into the
military, but they had to have
bumpers on ships.” The Navy
had discovered they could use
the wooden cores as bumpers,
and so began to regularly collect
the cores. It was the cores that
led to the basket factory being
designated as a “defense plant,”
and to Lyn getting a deferment
from military service. “I was
working on the big lathe when
my brother and I both got our
induction papers.” But, in
visiting the local draft board
he discovered he had been
deferred. “They said, ‘You’re
the only man that can run the
lathe’ and the lathe was in the
defense plant,” he adds with a
He married Margaret June
Day from Franklinville and
the couple eventually had
four children: Joanna, Kathy,
Bonnie and Brian. During
the depression days he
always managed to provide
for his family. Once, while
laid off from the basket
factory he supplemented his
unemployment insurance by
trapping muskrat and mink,
adding, “We got out of debt
within three weeks.”
After the basket factory
closed, he worked for a while
for the railroad, inspecting and
repairing the tracks in the area.
But Lyn grew tired of working
outside in remote locations, so
he left the railroad job.
Lyn was offered a job at
the Dixon Furniture plant,
applying the finishing to the
manufactured chairs. “I said,
‘I don’t know anything about
finishing’, but he (the plant
manger) said, ‘don’t worry,
we’ll show you.’” In 1977 after
working in the factory for 23
years it finally closed. You
can still see the remains of the
plant behind the houses on Mill
Street. Lyn took a seasonal job
at HoliMont, and then a job as
janitor at his old high school.
Now, long since retired Lyn
still traps a little, volunteers
at the church, and has a small
clientele of people whose lawns
he mows.
Probably no one has seen
more changes in the town than
Lyn. But, for all the changes he
is enthusiastic about the growth
in town. “It’s nice! The more
people you get in here the better
we are. Changing things and
doing good. Making better
sidewalks and better roads.”
He goes on to sum up, “Time
changes … everything changes
with time.”
Born here in Ellicottville in 1913, Lyn Weishan’s first job
was shoveling snow off a neighbor’s sidewalk for 15
cents a day. His father had attended school in the original
schoolhouse building on the corner of Washington and
Jefferson, and when Lyn was old enough, he attended
the same school. Although Lyn says he doesn’t believe
in living in the past, he seems to enjoy the opportunity
to sit and tell stories, and for a man of his 96 years, his
memories are still remarkably fresh. Photo/John Thomas
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getaway but tired of those
over-commercialized hotels
that have no sense of comfort?
Heritage Suites in Bradford,
Pa. may be your next perfect
vacation destination.
In April 2005, brothers Joe
and Gino Auteri bought an
empty assisted living home in
Bradford. They both grew up
in the area and wanted to bring
jobs to Bradford and stimulate
local business. After complete
renovation of the building,
in March 2008 they opened
Heritage Suites for business.
Heritage Suites has employed
secure jobs for ten people,
but depends on many local
Danielle Delong has been with
Heritage Suites for nearly seven
months. As general manager
she sees the ins and outs of
operations, and she gets to have
one-on-one contact with many
of the guests.
Heritage Suites recently
joined the Ellicottville
Chamber of Commerce. “We
figured there was a big client
base in Ellicottville because
of the skiing, and we are only
30 miles away,” Danielle said.
She said that they provide great
competition for surrounding
hotels because of their
reasonable prices.
“You get a real hometown feel
while getting all the modern
accommodations as all of the
other executive lodging, and
you are still close enough to
enjoy Ellicottville,” Danielle
Heritage Suites offers a wide
array of amenities to meet
expectations of every guest.
“We do whatever we can to
make sure our guests’ stay is
pleasant,” said Danielle. At
check-in, guests are more
than welcome to schedule in-
room massages from a local
masseuse. The inn has 16 suite
style rooms, all equipped with
full kitchenettes, flat screen
televisions, whirlpool tubs,
and wireless internet service.
All rooms are family friendly
and there are some set up
with additional beds and room
enough for kids to be free.
“We have great guests,”
said Danielle. “It’s the most
rewarding part of my job,
talking with people and hearing
all the great things about staying
here. We get a few complaints,
but those are good, too. We
don’t know what we are doing
wrong unless someone tells us,
and then we do anything to [fix
For those of you that love to be
outdoors, motorcycling, biking,
snowmobiling etc., there is
plenty of room behind Heritage
Suites in their over one acre of
parking lot behind the building
for trailers and campers.
Bradford is located within a
half an hour of Allegheny State
Park, Kinzua Dam, and Rock
For the second year now,
Heritage Suites is partnering
with HoliMont to bring you fun
and comfort. One of their great
deals is when you book your
room you will get a night stay at
the hotel, a voucher for dinner
at Option House in Bradford
and a Monday-Friday day pass
at HoliMont, for one set price.
Whether you are on business,
having your wedding, going
hunting, need a place for the
night, or a place for a week,
Heritage Suites has a deal to fit
your budget. Heritage Suites is
located directly off Route 219
at 139 Minard Run Road in
Bradford, phone 814-362-6820
or toll-free 1-800-522-0626.
Visit their website at www.
In April 2005, brothers Joe and Gino Auteri bought an empty assisted living home in
Bradford. They both grew up in the area and wanted to bring jobs to Bradford and stimulate
local business. After complete renovation of the building, in March 2008 they opened
Heritage Suites for business. For the second year now, Heritage Suites is partnering with
HoliMont to bring you fun and comfort. When you book your room you will get a night stay
at the hotel, a voucher for dinner at Option House in Bradford and a Monday-Friday day
pass at HoliMont, for one set price.
~ The Villager ~ November 5-11, 2009 Page 8
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Hidden away at the far end of
a road you never knew existed
lies a home that speaks to the
character and hospitality of our
local people and which may
speak to you as well.
Some of the area’s most
attractive properties are like this
– up, down, and around the bend
- past tricky T-turns or Ys that
aren’t always marked with street
signs – making it unlikely you’ll
come across them without help
no matter how many Sunday
afternoons you spend driving
around the area.
You should seek them out –
through realtors or long time
residents. You’ll find that our
off-the-beaten-path homes are
frequently shining gems – rich
in delights like trees, meadows,
breezes, good neighbors, and
friendly wildlife, along with all
of today’s must-have amenities.
You may be surprised to find
how much it can enrich your life
when you choose such a place
if you’re lucky enough to find
Let me share with you the
particulars on one such home
which is currently for sale
through Melanie and Cathy
Pritchard. While set apart in
a little world of its own, it’s
actually smack dab in the
middle of things – fewer than
10 minutes from Holiday
Valley’s ski slopes or, in the
other direction, 10 minutes
from the new Salamanca
casino. Yet, right there in the
middle of everywhere, it gives
you 17 acres of old growth
forests, meadows, fruit trees,
and pastures for the horses you
might choose to maintain in
your own delightful little barn
recently built with four stalls,
electric lights and water access.
It also gives you the means
to live almost expense free.
Current electric bills run about
$40 a month, sewer and water
are free, as is the luxury of
natural gas which is deeded to
be supplied to the property’s
owners in perpetuity at a cost
of exactly zero. The house
itself should likewise be easy
on the pocketbook when you
consider the honest quality of
its construction, its excellent
maintenance record, and the two
major updates it has received in
the past 10 years.
Also consider the simple fact
that it’s gorgeous. You may
enter through the garage, pass
by the laundry room, and park
yourself at the breakfast bar
which separates the kitchen-
side conversation area from the
kitchen itself with its gleaming
new appliances and double glass
door access to the room-size
outdoor deck. Or you may
make a more formal entrance
through the front door and
entrance hall, then follow the
Berber carpeting into the grand
dining room and continue on
to the beamed wood cathedral
ceiling living room where you
may cozy up to the huge stone
fireplace with its well honed
mantle and stone hearth and
find that you never want to get
up again.
Upstairs are more delights
– a guest bedroom with a
dormer window alcove, two
full bathrooms, and a palatial
master bedroom suite with four
poster king size bed open to the
sky through a pair of oversize
Like me, you may remember
Helen Beck Warren who gave
up this home a few years ago to
join her family in Maine. Helen
was a fine artist who specialized
in painting trees. This home was
her muse; she found it inspiring.
Perhaps it will do the same for
you. For more information,
call ERA Vacation Properties’
Melanie Pritchard at 716-480-
8409 or Cathy Pritchard at 716-
Hidden away yet right in the middle of everywhere, this home
offers 17 acres of old growth forests, meadows, fruit trees,
and pastures for the horses you might choose to maintain in
your own delightful little barn recently built with four stalls,
electric lights and water access.
Live here almost expense free. Current electric bills run about $40 a month, sewer and water
are free, as is the luxury of natural gas which is deeded to be supplied to the property’s
owners in perpetuity at a cost of exactly zero.
November 5-11, 2009 ~ The Villager ~ Page 9
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2 Tbsp. sweet cream butter
1 medium sized shallot,
finely diced
2 cups pumpkin puree
(highest quality available)
2½ cups chicken stock
2½ cups heavy cream
(reserve ½ cup cream)
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. dark brown sugar
½ tsp. kosher salt
Cayenne pepper to taste
1 tsp. honey
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
4 dried figs
1 Tbsp. dark spiced rum
Food plays a most intriguing
role within each and every
one of our lives, and, in many
ways it is just as mysterious
as it is satisfying, making
us feel good in ways we
cannot explain. For instance,
I recently had the opportunity
to enjoy something as simple
as a sugary sour spray. You
know, the ones you can buy
at a gas station or convenient
store. What was so satisfying
and mysterious about that,
you might say? Well, it so
happens, as soon as I was done
spraying myself into oblivion,
I set it down and looked away,
but soon after, I was craving
more. As simple as it was, I
was obsessed and unable to
get it off my mind. It wasn’t
about how it tasted, but more
so, what it represented, who I
was sharing it with and how
I felt in that one particular
moment. To tell you the truth,
it was absolutely amazing and
unforgettable. At our birthdays,
we are given a cake to eat and
celebrate. It’s not only because
of tradition, yet it’s because it’s
what us humans do; it’s part of
our lives, and it’s a wonderful
feeling that makes us feel all
warm and tingly inside, just
like it should.
A flood of emotions come to
my senses each and every time
I smell that familiar aroma of
food I ate growing up. It’s like
a throwback that picks you up
and puts you in a happy place.
Food is a special thing and
it entails a lot of who we are
as individuals and a culture.
Embedded deep within our
emotions, every so often it
comes out, sending you biting
into that irresistible chocolate
bar or piece of candy, giving
you this feeling that everything
is going to be okay. Interwoven
are memories and events with
special times spent with family
and friends. Just think back to
all the wonderful things you
have had the pleasure of eating
throughout your lifetime, all
the gatherings and parties
that hosted an assortment of
family favorites and even some
new flavors no one dared to
touch. How about that special
romantic dinner, no matter
how love struck you were? I
bet you remember what you
For some, words simply
cannot portray the emotions
and thoughts going through
their mind when they enjoy
something they crave. In
short, it’s a total out-of-body
experience which leaves us
feeling as if we have reached
back into our past to that
special time in our lives when
simplicity was key and meant
everything. What a blessing it
is when they come to mind.
When I go to the store, I
get so overwhelmed by all
the varieties of foods offered,
that sometimes I forget what I
went there for in the first place.
This Week’s Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Rum Figs
I love pumpkin in more ways than one, and when it’s
seasoned and turned into a creamy soup with an assortment
of flavorings and spices, it’s absolutely amazing.
It’s always exciting when
I’m contacted by a business or
corporation, regarding the set-
up of a wellness program for
their employees! In general,
wellness programs can focus
on the promotion of proper
nutrition, a professional
exercise program, positive
workplace “culture” or a
combination of all of these
strategies. Many corporations
and companies are beginning
to recognize the strong
relationship between their
employees’ health and
well-being and business
productivity. Let’s briefly
examine why employers are
beginning to now include
professional wellness programs
in the workplace.
Statistics indicate that over
15 million Canadians spend
half of their “waking” hours at
work, without even counting
the time needed for commuting
to and from the workplace.
Meanwhile, corporations and
companies are reporting greater
employee absenteeism, a rise in
short and long term employee
disability leave, and notably
increases in prescription drug
Why? What causes have
brought on such negative
In 2007, Natural Healthcare
Canada compiled a list of stats,
based on health and lifestyle
questionnaires. The stats can
be categorized according to
physical, psychological, and
social wellness. According
to their findings, in a typical
office or workplace of 100
Melt butter in large saucepan. Add shallot and cook until transparent. Stir in pumpkin and
simmer five minutes. Add chicken stock, stir well, and cook over low heat about 15 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients along with the pureed figs mixture and cook until heated through.
Top with fresh whipped cream. Enjoy!
METHOD for Figs:
Place the dried figs in a small saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over
medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain the figs and let cool. Purée the
figs along with the ½ cup cream and rum in a food processor.
people, 50 will spend their
total day sitting. Meanwhile,
49 were “inactive” in their
leisure time and 30 considered
their physical activity to be
“limited.” In addition, 36 were
deemed “overweight,” 23 were
“obese,” 5 had diabetes and
greater than 5 had undiagnosed
diabetes. In 2009, Stats Canada
revealed in a report that,in the
mid-1990’s, 12.5% of working
Canadians were “obese.” By
2005, this number climbed to
15.7% (“Obesity on The Job,”
Stats Canada). Apparently, “the
battle against the bulge” gained
momentum - and is continuing
to do so - as “… almost ¼
of Canadians who had been
overweight in 1994/’95 had
become obese by 2002/’03”
(Stats Canada National
Population Health Survey).
Likewise, Health Canada
reports that between 1996 and
2005, the average Canadian
gained 5 kg (approx. 12 lbs.)
Furthermore, it was concluded
that “the increasing prevalence
of obesity is a major public
OLEAN - Thanksgiving Day
in America is the time to offer
thanks. It is also a time of family
gatherings, holiday meals,
turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin
pie. Senior citizens over the age
of 60 will be able to find all that
and more at the Cattaraugus
County Department of the
Aging Senior Wellness and
Nutrition (SWAN) dining
sites on Thursday, November
19, where Thanksgiving will
be celebrated. A traditional
Thanksgiving menu will be
served at noon.
The menu will consist of
roast turkey breast with gravy,
mashed potatoes, seasoned
bread stuffing, hubbard
squash, cranberry sauce,
orange cranberry muffins with
margarine, pumpkin pie with
whipped topping, and a choice
of either 2% or skim milk.
The dining sites are
located in Allegany (373-
6376), Cattaraugus (257-
3035), Delevan (492-2543),
Ellicottville (699-2752),
Franklinville (676-3993),
Gowanda (532-5598), Little
Valley (938-6066), Olean
(376-5670), Portville (933-
7080), Randolph (358-5656),
Salamanca (945-0232), South
Dayton (988-5037), and West
Valley (942-6695). There is a
suggested voluntary donation
of $2.00 which goes towards
the cost of the meal. However,
no person will be denied
a meal for the inability or
unwillingness to contribute.
Reservations are required and
can be made by calling the site
of your choice.
The Senior Wellness and
Nutrition Program also provides
the Meals on Wheels service to
senior citizens over the age of
60 who are unable to prepare
meals for themselves, have
difficulty leaving their home,
have recently been discharged
from the hospital, and/or are
recovering from illness or an
accident. If you or your family
members find yourself in any
of these situations, please
contact the Cattaraugus County
Department of the Aging to see
how we may assist you or your
loved one.
For more information about
the Thanksgiving meal or
if you have other nutrition
program questions or concerns,
please call the Cattaraugus
County Department of the
Aging at 716-373-8032 or
1-800-462-2901. You may
also visit our site on the web
Dept. of Aging Serving Up Thanksgiving for Local Seniors
~ The Villager ~ November 5-11, 2009 Page 10
Truth Or Consequences
Election Dayquil
UPSTATE NEW YORK – The Salvation Army around the state is kicking off its annual
bellringer volunteer search for the Red Kettle Campaign. Businesses, families,
individuals, clubs, schools, churches, unions and associations - including sororities,
fraternities, businesses and civic organizations - are invited to adopt-a-kettle in their
community, whether it be once or for several times during the season. The campaign
begins in November and ends on December 24. Some areas still need coordinators.
Their responsibility would be to oversee the campaign in their community. Tasks
include scheduling bellringers and coordinating kettles. Money raised is used to help
local families, individuals and seniors. Types of assistance are determined by the
local volunteer committee. Services are provided through the nearest Salvation Army
facility or through volunteer service units in smaller communities. In the 48 counties
of Upstate New York there are four area services in the larger metropolitan cities of
Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, 47 service centers in smaller cities and 170
service units in towns and villages. For a complete list of corps and service units, go
to For more information about volunteering anywhere around
the state, an individual or group should call The Red Kettle Center (24/7) as soon as
possible. The toll-free number is 877-764-7259 or register online at
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My head is spinning. I’m
freezing but I’m also sweating.
I might even be a bit delirious.
These are classic symptoms of
the flu bug that has been slowly
creeping up my spine for a few
days now. They are also partly
caused by the bombardment
of stupidity that I’ve been
forced to endure leading up to
a relatively insignificant, off
cycle, election day. I know
I’m sick when I start to avidly
devour the mad blogging of
everyone’s favorite sycophant,
Sarah Palin.
Cough. Cough. Sniff. Hack.
Sorry. Don’t get too close to
the paper. This column may
be contagious. Now, where
was I? Oh yeah. The flu and
Sarah Palin. I knew it was
coming. Everyone around
me has been sick or claiming
to be sick for weeks now. I
also knew it was coming
because after being insured for
five years and never getting
sick, I was recently forced to
drop my health coverage for
financial reasons. Murphy’s
Law. Remind me later to find
this Murphy character and
cough all over him. Which,
in a round about way, brings
me back to Sarah Palin and
her mad cadre of insurance
company hacks. I find it ironic
that the very people who
have hijacked the Republican
Party are now comparing the
Democratic health care bill to
the terrorism attacks of 9/11.
I’m not kidding. They really
said that.
Let’s start with North
Carolina Congresswoman
Virginia Foxx. “I believe we
have more to fear from the
potential of that bill passing
than we do from any terrorist
right now in any country.” She
echoed Palin’s oft repeated lie
that health care reform “will
put seniors in a position of
being put to death by their own
government.” I couldn’t make
this stuff up even if I was in the
middle of downing an entire
bottle of Dayquil! Which, in
fact, I may very well be.
Sniffle. Cough. Hack. That
wasn’t me. That was the
sound of Glenn Beck crying
again. Beck has had so much
expectorant on his tie these
days that one could believe he
was the one suffering through
an uninsured flu epidemic.
I’m betting he doesn’t have
that problem though. I could
be wrong because I recently
saw Beck in a video excerpt
from his old HLN show,
complaining that a botched
hemorrhoid surgery had left
him laid up for weeks. Beck
goes on to say that he believes
that health care reform is not
only necessary, but one of the
most important issues facing
America. Huh. Now that
Beck is able to comfortably
sit on his thoughts again, those
type of beliefs can safely be
labeled as Socialism. Sniff.
Hack. Ah-choo! That was me.
So. Now it’s election day.
Let’s see. Where are the big
stories? Jersey? There’s
always a story in Jersey.
Virginia? Why not. Madison
County, New York? Really?
I went to school in Madison
County. There’s nothing
there! Madison County is
dead center of the state. It’s
also dead center in New York’s
Congressional district and
dead center in the fight for
the heart and, potentially, the
soul of the Republican Party.
The 23
has always been one
of the few GOP strongholds
in New York. Recently, with
the help of Sarah “I left my
heart in Anchorage” Palin, and
a collection of Tea Party nut
jobs, the 23
has vaulted into
national headlines. To make
a long story a bit less insane,
here’s the jist. GOP favorite
is forced to drop out after
being labeled a Liberal by her
Conservative opponent and
Tea Party people. Somehow,
gay rights and abortion get
tossed into the mix and
Democrat vaults into the lead.
End of story. Republican party
eats itself.
So here I sit. Surrounded
by medicine I can’t afford
and preparing to go to work
because I need the money.
I’m not alone. Millions
of Americans are facing a
terrifying flu season with
no options. We’re being
reminded on a daily basis that
people are going to die at an
alarming rate this year and
these typhoid infected minds
are trying to block the reform
that could help. You’re playing
politics with people’s lives and
you should be ashamed. Then
again, what should I expect
from people who compare
health care to terrorism?
Comments? E-mail Doug at
In ancient times, a king
had a boulder placed in the
middle of a roadway. He then
hid and watched the people
who passed to see if anyone
would remove the huge rock.
Some of the king’s wealthiest
merchants and courtiers came
up to the huge rock and simply
walked around it. Many
loudly blamed the king for
not keeping the roads clear,
but none of them did anything
about removing the big rock.
Then one day a peasant came
along carrying a heavy load of
vegetables. Upon approaching
the huge rock, he put down
his heavy load and started
trying to move the rock from
the road. After much pushing
and straining, he succeeded
in moving the rock. As the
peasant picked up his heavy
sack of vegetables, he noticed
a purse lying in the road
where the rock had been. He
opened the purse and found
it contained many gold coins
and a note from the king. The
king’s note stated that the gold
was for the person who made
the effort and removed the
huge rock from the middle of
the roadway.
What was the lesson that the
peasant learned? The lesson
was a valuable one that many
go through life and never
understand. He learned that by
removing and not ignoring a
huge obstacle, life can improve
significantly. I found this story
and I wanted to share it as it
reminded me of a personal
experience. I also believe the
message is as huge as the rock
in the roadway.
An obstacle has challenged
me for sometime. I saw it
but chose to walk around it
and blame others. I knew the
obstacle was in my way and
kept me from moving forward
to a better life. I blamed others
for the challenges it created
and did not act responsibly
trying to remove it. Then one
day I decided to roll up my
sleeves and work hard until I
had that rock out of the middle
of my road. Once the rock
was removed, I also received
an unexpected reward that
changed my life.
If there is an obstacle in your
road, do not be the person
who chooses to ignore it. Do
not walk around it hoping
it will somehow magically
disappear. Do not be that
person who points the finger
and blames someone else. It is
our responsibility to recognize
and remove all obstacles in
your way.
Are you acting as the
king’s wealthy merchants
and courtiers or are you
the peasant? Do you see
the obstacles and persevere
until you have been able to
remove them, changing your
life? Seeing the obstacles
and working to remove them
should not be done for personal
gain alone; you should also
consider how it could improve
the lives of others.
In this story, the peasant’s life
was transformed in a positive
was. He saw the obstacle of
the huge rock in the middle
of the roadway. He did not
consider walking around it;
he simply put down his heavy
sack and went to work trying
to move it. He did this not only
for his own benefit but also for
all those that used the road. In
his attempt to improve access
to the roadway for himself
and all those that followed, he
was granted a bigger gain. He
was rewarded by the king with
Consider the obstacle in
your life. Are you choosing to
walk around it or blame others
for its existence? How would
your life change if the obstacle
were removed? How would it
change the lives of others? Do
not avoid the effort it will take
to remove the obstacle. Refuse
to give up until it is out of your
way. The benefit can be as life
transforming for you as it was
for the peasant who was given
the gold.
Questions? Comments? You
can e-mail Dr. Dionne Kress,
DM at
or visit her website at dmkress.
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health concern, as excess
weight has been associated with
Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, psychosocial
difficulties, osteoarthritis and
premature mortality” (Health
Canada “Health Reports” Vol.
18, No. 2).
Mental/psychological wellness
also affects productivity,
morale and “culture” in the
workplace. In the same survey,
out of 100 people in an office
environment, an incredible 66
of them felt they had high job
stress. Wow! Research shows
that a regular, professional
fitness program in the
workplace can offer a positive
means of releasing much of
the stress many employees
encounter daily. Through
the means of fitness, cortisol
levels - associated with stress
and many negative health
issues - can be greatly reduced.
Meanwhile, endorphins
(“happy chemicals”) needed
for positive mental well-being,
are released by the brain in
physical exercise.
Workplace wellness -
something that can no longer
be ignored. For additional
strategies and information
regarding work culture
wellness, consult The Canadian
Healthy Workplace Council
and Health Canada.
Katherine Preston is
a Registered Personal
Trainer, Nutrition and
Wellness Specialist, Older
Adult Specialist, and
Fitness Instructor through
the Canadian Fitness
Professionals Assoc. Katherine
founded and operates her own
business ABSolute Fitness
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Questions? Comments? You
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There have been songs and
movies that revolve around
food, and a television channel
based completely on the
whole concept. It moves us in
unimaginable ways, making
us dance and giving us the
wings to soar high above the
stresses of life. An absolute
and spiritual uplifting love we
cannot escape.
When you close your eyes,
what do you feel and imagine?
I cannot imagine, even for a
brief moment what it would
be like to not indulge in and
enjoy all the wonderful foods
on this green earth. Uplifting,
that’s what it is, and when
you’re down or sick, you eat
chicken soup or something to
cope with the pain. In essence,
food makes us who we are
as a culture and a society; it
blends and merges us together
as a whole. When a new family
moves into the neighborhood,
what do we do? We bring them
something delicious to eat. If
you get in a fight with your
family, you get invited over for
dinner, you make up and it all
just seems to melt away. From
baking cookies with mom to
fishing with dad and baking
pies with nana, to giving your
newborn baby his or her first
real spoonful of food, there’s
just something magical and
unexplainable about what
we feel when we embark on
that journey. An invisible, yet
always omni present feeling,
we know it’s there, we know it
will always be there.
In some cases, wars are
started over food and end with
food offerings in hopes of
peace. When you take a bite
of something, it shoots you
back, sets the mood, gives you
a smile and relieves the mind
of stress. It’s a philosophy
we simply cannot ignore. I
will always have a hunger for
what’s next in life; I never
want to miss a bite! So, with
all that said, what type of food
am I craving? What could
I possibly want now? It’s
simple, delicious, and elegant
in its own way. It’s orange and
sports a stem, and often eaten
around this time of year. If you
guessed the pumpkin, you’re
I love pumpkin in more
ways than one, and when
it’s seasoned and turned
into a creamy soup with an
assortment of flavorings and
spices, it’s absolutely amazing.
There’s no real reason why I
love pumpkin, except for the
fact that it just makes me feel
good and think of fall. When
pumpkin is cooked together
with brown sugar, cream and
honey along with rum figs,
you know you’re in for a treat.
So grab some pumpkin puree,
add some love and watch as
you smile from ear to ear. As
always, whether it’s a fancy
pasta dish or as simple as
creamy pumpkin soup with
rum figs, always remember if
you put love into it, you’ll be
creating more than just great
Lukas Tremblay is an aspiring
Chef and writer. He currently
works at Balloons Restaurant
in Ellicottville.
Buttafaro, P.C. was founded
in 1971 by Francis J. Weinaug
in Olean, New York. The firm
experienced steady growth
and opened a second office
in Jamestown, New York in
1978. In 1993 the firm merged
with John F. Whipple, Jr.,
CPA and in February 1999 the
firm acquired GFC Business
Systems, a full service payroll
company. The firm formed
the multi-faceted business
consulting and advisory firm,
The Vineyard Group, LLC in
August of 2004.
The firm moved from across
the street to the new Lincoln
Park Office Suites (old YMCA
building) in May 2007. In
December of 2007, Buffamante
Whipple Buttafaro, PC merged
and combined practices with
Lloyd and Company, CPA of
Jamestown, NY. In the fall of
2008, the firm opened its third
office location in Orchard Park,
NY and moved their Jamestown
location into the newly built
BWB Center, located in
downtown Jamestown, in
November 2008.
Today, BWB has over
fifty professionals and
paraprofessionals on staff,
including 25 CPAs (26
employees in the Olean
office location), more than
doubling in size in the last
two decades. The firm offers
wide ranging assistance in the
areas of accounting, auditing,
tax and advisory services
with special expertise in
governmental entities and not-
for-profit organizations, as
well as several well developed
niches in the for-profit industry,
including manufacturing and
insurance. BWB’s continued
growth can be attributed to the
loyalty of their clients and their
staff’s strong commitment to
them and the region’s business
“Small businesses make a
big impact. It’s their activity
that keeps the area vibrant,
supplying valuable jobs and
delivering the goods and
services that make our lives
a bit easier. Buffamante
Whipple Buttafaro, PC (BWB)
has substantiated history
as an established business;
has sustained expansion,
addition of territories, growth
in square footage occupied
and has seen a growth in
number of employees. BWB
and their employees should
also be recognized for their
contributions to community-
oriented projects,” said Jim
Stitt, Jr., GOACC Board
they breathe. The home is too
small for the 24-hour nursing
care, the equipment and the
huge amount of supplies
needed to sustain the boys. On
top of all that, the family is
trying to maintain a normal life
for Mom, Dad and 15-year-
old Tyler. Simply stated, the
Eisenhardts need more room
to breathe.
The American Legion Post
1460 “adopted” the boys some
years ago, and has held a couple
of benefits on the boys’ behalf
since then. Although they have
contributed quite a bit, they
realized that upon evaluation,
it became apparent that a new
home would better serve and
be more cost effective.
Three months ago the
Christian Youth Corps, the
American Legion Post 1460,
and the First Christian Church
of Machias teamed up to build a
home for the Eisenhardt family
– one that would provide
enough space to accommodate
the boys’ various needs while
allowing the rest of the family
room to breathe and carry
on a normal life. The First
Christian Church of Machias
had an old home next to the
house of worship that needed
to be razed. They offered the
property as a new home site
for the Eisenhardt family, who
will be able to live in the new
home rent free as long as the
boys have a medical need.
The project is now well
On Sept. 9, excavators
bulldozed a house on Main
Street in Machias at the site
which will soon become the
new Eisenhardt homestead.
This portion of the project,
which included leveling and
clearing debris from both
the old farmhouse and a
large barn at the back of the
property, took the better part
of two days, during which
D&H Excavating and Perkins
Contracting hauled debris
away from the project site free
of charge.
By the end of September, the
American Legion Post 1460
had purchased the shell of a
large modular, which will be
used as the frame for the new
home. And throughout the
month of October, volunteers
from all over the Western New
York area assembled daily to
put in forms donated for use by
Joes’ Builders, LLC, and pour
concrete donated by Wayne
Throughout November,
laborers are needed at the
project site, so if you would
like to help with the Eisenhardt
Project as a laborer, contact
Dave Wright at 716-864-
3664. If you would like
to make a donation, please
make checks payable to The
American Legion Post 1460,
PO Box 274, Machias, NY
14101, Attn: Sunshine Fund.
For more information on the
progression of the Eisenhardt
Project, contact Pete Andrews
at 716-560-8295 or e-mail
Director of the Chamber of
Commerce Brian McFadden
states not having the light on the
trees, “causes a safety hazard.”
He explains how the streets are
poorly lit at the best of times and
with darkness arriving so early
in the winter months with the
thousands of visitors walking
the streets in the early evening,
having the extra light during the
dark nights is a necessity.
After a conversation with the
Mayor regarding this topic,
Arleen Solly, President of
the Ellicottville Chamber of
Commerce, was assured that
there would be some lights on
the trees.
Ellicottville Village Clerk
Mary Klahn commented about
the debate, “The snowflakes are
just a start, and there is no final
decision yet.”
Mayor Coolidge stated, “We
will have lights in the trees, we
are simply not going to bare
them down like we have done
in the past.” They are hopeful
to use LED lights for the
The topic of Christmas
lighting of the trees of
Ellicottville will be discussed
at the regular monthly Village
Board meeting in Town Hall
Monday, November 9 at 6pm.
The Mayor’s office will have
one of the LED snowflakes
displayed for the discussion.
~ The Villager ~ November 5-11, 2009 Page 12
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Last Week Team Final Score
Houston Texans L 31-10 Nov. 1
Bill’s Report Card
C Running Game
F Passing Game
Run Defense
Pass Defense
Special Teams
Had some life in 1st half. T.O. ran for a touchdown &
Lynch looked good at start. 2nd half 15 yards only.
Fitzpatrick was awful. Had 63 yards and two 1st downs
in the first 3-1/2 quarters.
Did a good job, but in the end they were on the field way
too much. It showed in the end.
B+ Two more interceptions. Suffered when Schobel left
the game.
B Fake punt didn’t fool anybody, including the Texans de-
fense. Jackson was a bright spot - 70 yard kickoff return.
F Jauron vintage loss. Offense 1, 2, 3 out. Defense left
holding on for air, spent too much time on the field.
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JEWELRY FOUND: On the street after Fall Fest in Ellicottville. If you lost a piece of fine
jewelry, e-mail with a description.
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word over 30). Send your ad, along with payment, to: The Villager, PO Box 178, Ellicottville,
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LIC HEARING: Pursuant to Section 7-725-b of the NYS Village Law, a public hearing before the
Village of Ellicottville Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 5:30 P.M. in
the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York to consider: Planning
Board Application No. PB-2009-07. An application by Paul Candino, for property located at 9 Mad-
ison Street in the Village of Ellicottville. The application before the Village Planning Board is for a
Special Use Permit establish an accessory building apartment as part of the single family dwelling
located on this property. This land use is permitted in the Village Residential (VR) District by review
and approval of a Special Use Permit by the Planning Board subject to the defined provisions and
procedures for processing of such permits as defined in Section 5 of the Village Zoning Local Law of
2009. As such, a public hearing has been scheduled for this application for Tuesday, November 10,
2009 at 5:30 P.M. as noted above. Application materials are available for review from the Village
of Ellicottville Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer at the Town Hall, 1 West Washington
Street from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., weekdays. The Planning Board will hear all interested persons
within regard to this application at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written
comments at or prior to the public hearing. Mary Klahn, Village Clerk
LIC HEARING: Pursuant to Section 7-725-b of the NYS Village Law, a public hearing before the
Village of Ellicottville Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 5:30 P.M. in
the Ellicottville Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, New York to consider: Planning
Board Application No. PB-2009-08. An application by Sprague Development LLC for a Special
Use and Zoning Permit for approval to establish seven (7) additional apartment units on the second
floor of the building located at 38 Washington Street. The first floor of this building is being estab-
lished as previously approved by the Village Planning Board on August 12, 2008 for commercial
uses. The proposed seven apartments in addition to a single apartment unit previously approved by a
Special Use Permit (PB-2009-04) by the Village Planning Board on May 12, 2009. The Applicant’s
proposal to establish an additional seven apartment units on the second floor of the building is in
conformity with the provisions and requirements of the Village Commercial - One (VC-1) District
as established by the Village of Ellicottville Zoning Local Law of 2009 and permitted by Special Use
Permit in the VC-1 District by review and approval by the Planning Board. Consistent with the Zon-
ing Law, a public hearing has been scheduled for this Special Use Permit application on Tuesday,
November 10, 2009 at 5:30 P.M. Please note, this public hearing is a rescheduling of a public hearing
that was advertised and originally scheduled for October 13, 2009; no public hearing was held on
that date. Application materials are available for review from the Village of Ellicottville Building
Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer at the Town Hall, 1 West Washington Street from 9:00 A.M.
to 12:00 P.M., weekdays. The Planning Board will hear all interested persons within regard to this
application at the public hearing. Persons wishing to do so may submit written comments at or prior
to the public hearing. Mary Klahn, Village Clerk
Notice of Formation of B.P. Liquidation, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY
(SSNY) on 10/27/09. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC
upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Peters & Ploetz,
Attn: Ross A. Peters, Esq., 1 Washington St., PO Box 682, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Purpose:
any lawful activity.
Legal Notice: Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: WEBER
RENTALS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY)
on 09/16/2009. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY has been designated as agent of
the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to:
C/O WEBER RENTALS LLC, PO Box 314, South Dayton, NY 14138. Purpose: Any lawful
purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date.
FIDURKO CONSTRUCTION, LLC filed with the NYS Department of State its Articles of Or-
ganization. The office to be located in Cattaraugus County. The NY Secretary of State is des-
ignated as agent for service of process. The mailing address for the LLC is PO Box 32, Olean,
NY 14760. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited li-
ability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law.
tion of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the
Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 09/01/2009. Office location County of Cattaraugus.
SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served.
SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 434 North 9th Street, Olean,
NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act.
Notice of Formation of OSBORNE TOWING & RECOVERY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed
with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/15/09. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Princ. of-
fice of LLC: 132 N. 21st St., Olean, NY 14760. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom
process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert S. Osborne Jr. at the princ.
office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
Notice of Formation of HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with
Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/05/09. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY desig-
nated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process
to the LLC, PO Box 1803, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
LEGAL NOTICE: Articles of Organization of CATT RAFTING ADVENTURES, LLC., filed
with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/10/2009. Office location: Cattaraugus County.
SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served.
SSNY may mail a copy of any process to FRIEDMAN & RANZENHOFER, P.C., 74 Main
Street, PO Box 31, Akron, NY 14001-0031. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any busi-
ness permitted under the Law.
BottomLine of WNY, LLC: Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Compa-
ny (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on
10/20/2009. Office location County of Cattaraugus. SSNY has been designated as agent of the
LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process
served to: The LLC, 644 Grandview Avenue, Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: any lawful act.
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