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Happy Half, 5K and Beer Mile at HV May 13

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The countdown to the spring’s happiest race is on! In just a couple short weeks, on Saturday, May 13, the Happy Half, 5K and Beer Mile return to Holiday Valley. The Happy Half begins at 10 a.m., with the 5K following at 10:20 a.m. Both races take runners out of the resort and along Route 219 toward Great Valley. This ... Read More »

Town Board Questions DEC Wildlife Management Area Plan

By Jann Wiswall Two representatives of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) addressed the town of Ellicottville board on Wednesday, April 19 regarding the agency’s interest in purchasing the Dattner Family Property (the former Poverty Hill Ski Area) and establishing a Wildlife Management Area (WMA) there. The 996-acre property, about a third of which lies in Ellicottville and the ... Read More »

Upgrades and New Equipment at HV Golf Course

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By Elizabeth Riggs Do the warming temperatures have you ready to hit the links? This spring, head out to Ellicottville’s Holiday Valley for beautiful views, challenging greens, and a course that has something to offer everyone. Holiday Valley Golf Course, which fully-opened all 18 holes last Saturday, boasts an 18-hole, par 70 Double Black Diamond course which is both challenging ... Read More »

Rocky Road for Eagles Baseball

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By Indrek Kongats After getting off to a great 2-0 start before Easter break, the Ellicottville Eagles Varsity baseball team has taken a wrong turn down a road of ups and downs that leaves the rest of the season uncertain, currently sitting at 3-2. Returning to the diamond after a one week lay-off, the Eagles dropped an unexpected and bitter ... Read More »

Spring and Summer at HV

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By Alicia Dziak Just because the ski and snowboard season has come to a close doesn’t mean that HV is asleep until next winter. Besides golfing, there are a number of awesome events to keep you busy this spring and summer! On May 5, Sky High Adventure Park opens for the season. The Aerial Park and Climbing Forest will be ... Read More »

700 Club Presentations

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The steering committee of the Ken Brown 700 Club is proud to present a donation to the Ellicottville Memorial Library from its annual fundraiser in March. Librarian Laura Finnegan accepted the check on behalf of the library. “Just like all rural libraries we depend on generous donations like this to help meet our budget goals,” Laura said. “The donations from ... Read More »

EVL Businesses Represent at Springville Craft Beer & Wine Fest

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By Elizabeth Riggs Looking to let off a little steam? On Saturday, May 13, fill your wine glasses and beer mugs with local brews and vinos as the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its second annual Craft Beer & Wine Festival. According to Chamber Board President Bill Gugino, the festival was inspired by the popularity of similar craft beer ... Read More »

Franklinville Maple Festival April 29-30

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The Annual Maple Festival has occurred every year since its inception by the Franklinville JayCee’s in 1962. The festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the village annually. Local maple producers, their maple syrup and maple products are higlighted each year. The Maple Festival requires hundreds of volunteers which make it so successful. The weekend’s schedule is as follows: ... Read More »

Mayor Burrell Appointed to NYCOM Nominating Committee

Mayor John Burrell of the Village of Ellicottville has been appointed to the eight-member Nominating Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). NYCOM President Thomas Roach, Mayor of the City of White Plains, made the selection. In announcing the appointment, Mayor Roach stated, “Mayor Burrell has been an active participant in NYCOM programs and is well-suited to ... Read More »

Jump Your Way To A Better Body

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Most of my clients have a desired goal of developing a sculpted body. Not too bulky, just lean and fit. They have come to me since they want a clear way to achieve this goal. I provide them with strength training to build their muscles and with many of them, we train aerobically and anaerobically with light to intense jumping-based ... Read More »

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