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Winter Blues Weekend is Here!

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By Alicia Dziak Winter Blues Weekend in Ellicottville provides a much-needed solution to cabin fever. With a full lineup of amazing bands performing all over Ellicottville all weekend long, it’s time to switch out those winter boots for your dancin’ shoes and head to one of the Village hot spots! “We have a few more bands this year than we ... Read More »

‘Your Turn’ Women’s Ski Clinic Returns Jan. 26-27

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By Alicia Dziak Calling all intermediate and advanced female skiers! Now is the time to focus on you. On Jan. 26 and 27, Lisa Densmore Ballard returns to Holiday Valley to lead the “Your Turn” women’s ski clinic. Densmore Ballard is a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, and will be assisted by several of Holiday Valley’s female instructors ... Read More »

Thrills at the Inaugural U14 Excelsior Cup

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By Caitlin Croft The opening weekend of races proved to be a thrilling one for the Holiday Valley athletes. New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) has instituted a new format for U14 Alpine Racing. The state is now split into two divisions—East and West. Athletes traveled to Truxton, NY for the first race of this new format, a Giant ... Read More »

Keis Clarifies Tax Increase Mansfield Reorganizes for 2017

By Jann Wiswall Mansfield Town Supervisor Bob Keis informed the Town of Mansfield board on Monday, Jan. 16 that he has had several questions from town residents about their recent tax bills. As reported in the fall, the Mansfield board approved a 2017 budget that increased the tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value from $4.73 to $5.10, or ... Read More »

Learn to Knit this Winter

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By Mary Heyl This year, make a resolution to engage your creative side and meet some new friends by taking up a new hobby: knitting! Whether you’re an experienced knitter, have dabbled with knitting in the past, or are totally new to knitting, winter is the perfect time to enjoy this relaxing yet productive pastime. Learn how to knit yourself ... Read More »

Olean Sports Show Jan. 21-22

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!  The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Sports Show at the Good ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment, Jan. 20-26, 2017

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 Gin Mill 9 p.m. • 2 Guys Drinkin’ Blues Balloons 6 p.m. • Miller and the Other Sinners 10 p.m. • Bryan Andrew Moore Villaggio 9 p.m. • Leon & the Forklifts Cadillac Jack’s 9 p.m. • State Street Ramblers SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 Holiday Valley – Main Lodge 3 p.m. • Bone Shakers EBC 4 p.m. • ... Read More »

High School / College Hoops

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By Indrek Kongats The bubble finally broke when the Ellicottville girls’ Varsity basketball team’s hope for a perfect season was squashed by the Franklinville Panthers last week. Both teams now have identical 9-1 records, but the advantage will go to the Panthers with their 50-34 win over the Eagles. This much-anticipated matchup looked like it wasn’t going to disappoint the ... Read More »

HoliMont Hosts Snowshoe Social Jan. 21

HoliMont will also be hosting their first ever Snowshoe Social, open to the public, on Saturday, Jan. 21. Snowshoers will meet at the Canfield lot at 6 p.m. and head out on a 3.5 mile hike. It will take about 45 minutes to get to the new lean-to, where a giant fire will be waiting.  Hikers can then warm up ... Read More »

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