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Celebrate Alpaca Farm Days!


By Alicia Dziak Ever wonder about the rising popularity of alpacas? In addition to being adorable, these animals produce super soft fleece, ideal for turning into everything from gloves to sweaters. During the national Alpaca Farm Days, farm owners from all over the area welcome visitors to explore their farms and learn about these unique creatures. Visitors are invited to ... Read More »

Arboretum Walk Sept. 25


If you’ve never visited Ellicottville’s Nannen Arborteum, or even if you’re a regular who’s looking for another excuse to go and learn more, now’s your chance. On Sunday, Sept. 25, stop by for a free guided walk through this hidden gem. To help kick off the season, the walk is a chance for visitors to explore and learn about the ... Read More »

Ellicottville Distillery Set to Open Next Week


By Alicia Dziak Soon you won’t have to travel to the city to check out a distillery. The Ellicottville Distillery is opening later this month, and will combine local flavor with unique new products for your enjoyment (if you’re 21 and over)! The Elicottville Distillery is a joint endeavor between three partners: Bryan Scharf, who will be the distillery manager ... Read More »

Ellicottville Town Board Awards Water Station Contract

By Dave Dahl A company has been chosen to rebuild a 35-year-old water booster pump station in the Town of Ellicottville. Town Board members unanimously selected STC Construction of Springville on Wednesday night to work on Booster Station No. 1 on Holiday Valley Road. The company submitted the lowest of four bids at $142,400. “We were all happy with the bids that ... Read More »

Mansfield Board Overrides Tax Cap, Proposing 7.8 Percent Increase

By Jann Wiswall The Mansfield board passed a resolution to override the NY State tax levy limit, which gives the town the ability, if it chooses, to propose a 2017 budget that exceeds the state’s recommended 2 percent tax cap. While this has been referred to as a 2 percent cap, after adjusting for the Consumer Price Index, it is ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment, Sept. 23-30, 2016

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. • Freddie & Friends Balloons, 7 p.m. • Black Widow SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 24 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. • Mo Porter Balloons, 6 p.m. • Joseph Michael Mahfoud Balloons Patio, 10 p.m. • Ryan Melquist & Friends TUESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 27 Gin Mill, 6:30 p.m. • The Hick Ups WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 28 Gin Mill, 8 ... Read More »

Ellicottville Sound Chorus Preps for Competition, Seeks New Members


By Alicia Dziak Are you a guy who likes to sing? Here’s your chance to be part of something fun and musical. The Ellicottville Sound Chorus is busy preparing for the upcoming season and you can be a part of it! After performing at the Chautauqua Institute in August, the Ellicottville Sound chorus, a mens-only a cappella group,  has been ... Read More »

Titans Tangle with the Bears


By Stephanie Timblin The Franklinville-Ellicottville Titans improved to 3-0 on the season in a 32-21 battle in Frewsburg on Friday, Sept. 16. Head Coach Chad Bartoszek said, “We played a tough opponent and we were challenged throughout the game, including being down by one in the final quarter.  The players showed a lot of resolve and put together a great ... Read More »

ECS SPorts Schedule, Sept. 23-29, 2016

Friday, September 23 Franklinville-Ellicottville Varsity Football vs Randolph 7:00 p.m. Girl’s Varsity Soccer vs Portville 4:30 p.m. Girl’s JV Soccer vs Pioneer 4:30 p.m. Girl’s Modified Soccer vs Portville 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24 Boy’s Varsity Soccer vs Catt-LV/Salamanca 11 a.m. Boy’s Modified Soccer Squad 2 vs Cattaraugus-Little Valley 10 a.m. Girl’s Varsity Volleyball @ North Collins Tourney Monday, September ... Read More »

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