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A Dozen Things to Do This February Break

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By Alicia Dziak February break is here, and if you’re not headed some place sunny with the kids, take this time to enjoy WNY and all it has to offer during this mid-winter recess. Head to the slopes and enjoy skiing at its best. Holiday Valley offers dozens of trails with varying terrain, open daily and well into the evening ... Read More »

Get Ready to Slide Like a Penguin!

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By Lori Hensel On Saturday, Feb. 25, the annual Penguin Paddle will take place at Holiday Valley.   This event, which is the annual fundraiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP), has hundreds of participants who drape themselves in large black garbage bags and slide down the lower part of the Yodeler ski slope on their bellies “penguin style.” ... Read More »

Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Weekend March 10-12

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Submitted by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend, featuring the 25th Annual Mardi Gras Parade, produced by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce? We can’t think of anything either! Come out to our part of the Enchanted Mountains March 10-12 to be ... Read More »

Application Complete for Proposed Project at 23 Washington

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By Caitlin Croft At the February meeting of the Village Planning Board (VPB), the application for a new project was completed. This project is applying for a Special Use Permit as the allowable uses for the commercial building will change. The new owner of 23 Washington Street aims to have the building serve as restaurant, retail and residential space. For ... Read More »

Peace, Love and Teleski, Telestock Feb. 24

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By Alicia Dziak Ever see those skiers whose heels rise up and lift off their skis when they’re heading down the mountain? Ever wonder how they do such a thing? If you’re looking for some good vibes on the slopes, check out Telestock on Friday, Feb. 24. This is your chance to experience teleskiing, with free ski and boot demos. ... Read More »

Bridal Party Activities in Ellicottville

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By Mary Heyl Planning your dream wedding in Ellicottville this year? If so, you’ve probably already made some very important decisions about the date, the venue, the menu, and the honeymoon, but it’s never too soon to think about how you can make this a memorable day (or weekend!) for the beloved friends and family who make up the bridal ... Read More »

HoliMont Native Scores Big at Copper Mountain

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West State Team Named In an eight-day series at Copper Mountain, athletes from the United States and Canada gathered to compete in the Nor-Am (North American) Cup. This tour is organized by the International Ski Federation and is one level below FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. After a tough opening, U.S. Ski Team’s Patricia Mangan finished out the series with ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment, Feb. 17-23, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Gin Mill 9 p.m. • 2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer Balloons 7 p.m. • Randle & the Late Night Scandles 10 p.m. • Ryan Melquist & Friends Villaggio 8 p.m. • Vinnie DeRosa The River Bar – Seneca Allegany 10 p.m. • JJ White & the Allnighters SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Holiday Valley – T-Bar 3 p.m. • Jay ... Read More »

High School and College Hoops

By Indrek Kongats The regular season is over for both the ECS boys’ and girls’ Varsity basketball teams, but not with first making a huge statement: They are the ones to beat come playoff time. Marrissa Hamilton averaged 29.3 points and 12.6 rebounds per game in the last three games of the regular season, taking the Lady Eagles and their ... Read More »

Tribal Love Rock Musical HAIR Coming to Salamanca

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Tribal Love Rock Musical HAIR Coming to Salamanca The Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association is excited to announce its production of the tribal love- rock musical, HAIR.  Performances will be Feb. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m., Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., and March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, located at 10 Main Street in Salamanca. Tickets are $15, available at ... Read More »

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