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Remembering Our Fallen Heroes


By Alicia Dziak Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, many times involving family picnics, great shopping deals and a day off. Before you pull out those white pants and head to the mall, take a few moments to reflect on the true reason for this holiday: remembrance. This weekend, make sure your American flag is flying, ... Read More »

Sky High Premieres New ‘Tarzan Swing’

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By Alicia Dziak On Friday, May 18, Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park celebrated the premier of their new obstacle, the Tarzan Swing. “Tarzan and Jane” played by Mike Paterniti and Quincy Widger, demonstrated the element, which involved swinging on a rope that launched from one platform, and landing on a giant cargo net. The obstacle was added onto the ... Read More »

ECS Announces Top Students


Ellicottville Central School has announced Kourtney Robinson is valedictorian for the Class of 2018 with a weighted average of 113.13. Kourtney, who is the daughter of Ted and Tracy Robinson, will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Kourtney has been class treasurer for four years, president of the French Club, National Honor Society vice president, a member of ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Memorial Day

By Mary Heyl Memorial Day is Monday, May 28. While it is important to be grateful for our servicemen and women year-round, this is the special day set aside to honor loved ones who passed away in service to our country. For many, it is a day when families everywhere come together to remember loved ones, share a meal together ... Read More »

Ellicottville Students ‘Nerd Out’ at the Expo!

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By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter Every year, the ECS Math, Science, and Technology Exposition is a blast for students of all ages. On May 15, ECS took “blasting” to a whole new level! With a multitude of unique exhibits, this Expo may have been the best one yet. Upon entering the Expo, fizzes, bangs, pops, whirs, and cracks were ... Read More »

Planning Begins for Town of Ellicottville’s 200th Anniversary

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By Deb Everts In two years, the town of Ellicottville will commemorate its 200th birthday and members of the Ellicottville Historical Society have commenced plans for the celebration in 2020. Dawn Westfall, president of the Ellicottville Historical Society, is following in the footsteps of Marilyn Siperek, Great Valley’s town historian, who started planning that town’s bicentennial two years ago. “It ... Read More »

Gowanda Harley Coming to Ellicottville!


By Caitlin Croft Gowanda Harley Davidson (GHD) will soon move into the space that was once the old Kabob’s Restaurant, adjacent to the Balloons Patio. Shane Steward, GHD’s Marketing Manager, took time out of his busy schedule to tell me all about this new adventure. “We (GHD) go to Ellicottville all the time and have thought about a store in ... Read More »

Eagles Win Final Regular Season Game, Fall to Sherman in Playoffs

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By Sam Wilson The Rowland brothers, junior Steven and freshman Clayton, marked six of Ellicottville’s eight hits and drove in seven runs, helping the Eagles’ baseball team finish the regular season on with a victory Wednesday, May 16. Steven went 4-for-4 with a pair of two-run singles and Clayton was 2-for-4 with three RBI in a 10-7 non-league win over ... Read More »

60th Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is June 1-3


By Alicia Dziak As summertime fast approaches, so do the long days of being outside and exploring nature. As New York’s largest state park, Allegany State Park beckons guests to enjoys its 65,000 sprawling acres, and the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is a great way to see much of what the park has to offer. The Pilgrimage includes numerous nature-inspired workshops ... Read More »

Local Law #2-2018 Approved

By Caitlin Croft The May meeting of the Town Board opened with the Public Hearing on Local Law #2-2018. Next there was a motion to approve the minutes from the April meeting; there was a second and ayes carried. This motion was followed by one to pay the Town Bills on Distribution Report #06-2018; there was a second and ayes ... Read More »

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