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Savor the Flavors at Taste of Ellicottville

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By Deb Everts Connoisseurs of fine cuisine and people who just love to eat are expected to flock to Ellicottville this weekend for the 33rd annual Taste of Ellicottville. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday on Washington and Monroe streets, where hungry visitors can sample delectable food items offered by local restaurants and ... Read More »

Shake on the Lake in Gazebo on Friday

Shake on the Lake, a Silver Lake based Shakespearean troupe, will perform “Richard III” in Ellicottville at the Village Gazebo on Friday evening, Aug. 10, during Taste of Ellicottville weekend. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, will be held at 8 p.m. Attendees are recommended to bring their chairs or a blanket. Shake on the ... Read More »

$50M National Comedy Center Celebrates Grand Opening

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About 30 years ago, just before Lucille Ball passed away, she told her hometown of Jamestown that rather than a museum celebrating her life, there should be a place that celebrates all comedy. This past weekend, that vision was realized with the grand opening of the National Comedy Center. The National Comedy Center is now the first non-profit cultural institution ... Read More »

New General Manager Takes Helm at HoliMont

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By Deb Everts HoliMont Ski Resort has found its next leader following last winter’s retirement of Dave Riley, who had served in the position for 18 years. The board of directors at the resort officially named Ed Youmans as HoliMont’s new general manager, a position he began in mid-June. With over 34 years experience in the ski industry, Youmans said ... Read More »

Lady Eagles Ready for Kick Off

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By Louisa Bentavich ECS Student Reporter After two months of 6:30 a.m. soccer workouts, summer soccer games and running in the sweltering sauna of an Ellicottville summer, the Ellicottville Central School girls are ready for the 2018-19 soccer season. With Aug. 13 just around the corner, ECS girls’ soccer players are pushing themselves to see who can best the Cooper ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival Coming Aug. 19

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By Alicia Dziak Music and art await at the sixth annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival! Held from 2 to 7 p.m., this festival will celebrate a day of creativity. Just a short drive into the hills off Route 219 between Springville and Ellicottville lies one of the largest and oldest sculpture parks in the country, Griffis Sculpture Park. Since ... Read More »

Ellicottville Library Pro Am at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course

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Kirk Stauffer, Pine Acres CC and Dwayne Randall, Peek’n Peak Resort, tied for 1st with 3 under par 67 in the Ellicottville Memorial Library Pro Am at Holiday Valley Resort. Tied for 3rd with 71 were Tim Falkner, Crag Burn GC, Rob Krajewski, Orchard Park CC, Sean Moffat, CC of Buffalo and Taylor Page, Pennfair Golf. The Pro Am Team ... Read More »

Audubon Little Explorers Have “Forest Fun” on Saturday, Aug. 11

Trees do more than just provide shade on a hot summer day. They also provide animals with food and shelter. At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, August 11, you and the three to eight year old child(ren) in your life can learn all about trees and how different animals use them. The 10-11:30 a.m. “Forest Fun” program ... Read More »

Third Annual Veterans Appreciation Day to be Held Aug. 11

  The public is invited to celebrate and cheer on local veterans at Randolph’s third annual Veterans Appreciation Day. Attendees are asked to help thank the brave men and women who have served the country by wearing red, white and blue, wave an American flag, create a banner or just stand by the curb and cheer. This event, hosted by ... Read More »

Rivers Named New Cooperative Extension Executive Director

By Rick Miller Richard Rivers, interim director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County, has been named executive director of the association. The announcement was made Aug. 1 by Cooperative Extension president Diane Clayson at the Cattaraugus County Fair, where county legislators were touring 4-H exhibits at the 146th county fair. Rivers, a retired Cattaraugus County BOCES administrator from ... Read More »

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