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Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster Opens May 20


Are you ready to fly down the slope at Holiday Valley without the snow beneath you? Now’s your chance! The Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster opens for the season on Friday, May 20 at 11 a.m. The Mountain Coaster, located by Tannenbaum Lodge, is similar to a roller coaster but it’s built on a mountain. One or two riders sit in ... Read More »

Outdoor Expo Partial Schedule Announced


The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first portion of the schedule for the first Ellicottville Outdoor Expo, June 4 and 5. By no means will this be the last! “We have so many outdoor activities in and around Ellicottville,” Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce events and membership manager, Barb Pump, said. “This entire weekend is our way ... Read More »

Calarco, Van Wicklin Win Board Seats

West Valley Voters Reject Budget and Board Chair By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville Central School District voters convincingly supported the board and administration’s budget proposition for the 2016-17 school year and elected two candidates to school board posts. The vote in favor of proposition No. 1 was 215 (yes) to 34 (no), authorizing the District to spend $11,903,306 next school year. ... Read More »

Sidewalk Cafe Permit/Regulations Adopted by Village Board

By Jennie Acklin At a special meeting of the Village of Ellicottville’s board Wednesday evening, May 18, 2016, sidewalk cafes and the annual reorganizational appointments were on the agenda. During the May 9, 2016 Village board meeting, Jim Carls of Dina’s Restaurant and Judy Roush of Tips Up Cafe proposed that they and other village restaurants be permitted to serve ... Read More »

Town of EVL Board Preps for Summer Projects

By Jann Wiswall The Town of Ellicottville’s board met Wednesday, May 18 to discuss a number of ongoing projects and issues and take action on several agenda items. Town Supervisor Matt McAndrew reported that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the town and the Rotary Club of Ellicottville regarding use of the Town Center auditorium was in final draft form ... Read More »

Maples Rd. Construction Not Yet Scheduled

By Jann Wiswall Property owners along Maples Road (Cattaraugus County Rt. 13) from Kent Rd./Hencoop Hollow to just beyond Hollister Hill Road in the town of Mansfield have been waiting for roadway improvements for many years – decades according to some. And according to Mark Burr, director of engineering in the County’s Department of Public Works, the wait is nearly, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment, May 20-26, 2016

FRIDAY, MAY 20 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. • RT Live Balloons, 7 p.m. •Black Widow SATURDAY, MAY 21 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. • JB Martin & The Smokin’ Dogs Balloons, 6 p.m. • Deja Groove Band WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 Gin Mill, 8 p.m. • Wagner & Winston THURSDAY, MAY 26 Gin Mill, 8 p.m. • Fred & Tuck Read More »

Rusted Root at Summer Music Fest July 1

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into its own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Rusted ... Read More »

WVCS to Fund Pre-Merger Study

By Colleen Mahoney The West Valley Central School Board of Education approved fully funding a pre-merger study with both Ellicottville Central School and Springville-Griffith Institute. The decision was made at the board’s May 9 meeting, after receiving a letter from ECS Superintendent Mark Ward in which the district refused to partially fund the study. WVCS Superintendent Eric Lawton explained that ... Read More »

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