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Pumpkin Mania!

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By Mary Heyl Of all the foods associated with the different seasons, there’s nothing quite like pumpkins to get everyone excited about fall! Walk down any grocery aisle, and you’ll be surrounded by all kinds of pumpkin goodies: pumpkin spice cereal, pumpkin pie flavored yogurt, pumpkin bread mixes, even pumpkin beer. Grocery marketing schemes aside, there’s a lot to love ... Read More »

Village Receives Grant, New ATMs Proposed

By Caitlin Croft  The September meeting of the Village Board (VB) opened with good news. The Village received just shy of $95,000 from NYS Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Programs, NYS Energy and Research Development, and NYS Aid and Incentives to Municipalities. The Energy Grant was from efficiencies in the Waste Water Treatment Facility.  Next, Ron Mavity spoke about ... Read More »

Retirement Makes Way for New Restaurant

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After more than 40 years in the restaurant business, Tom Zerbian has announced his retirement and the closing of Cadillac Jack’s at 24 Monroe Street Bar and Bistro. But as one door closes, another door opens.  Later this fall, look for Sara and Frank Testa to open the Public House of Ellicottville at the current Cadillac Jack’s location. Zerbian started ... Read More »

Titans (7-0) Grab Top Seed for Playoffs

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By Shawn Campbell The stat seems both alarming and surprising for a football team like Franklinville/Ellicottville: The Titans’ dynamic offense turned the ball over three times Friday night. But before any of those uncharacteristic giveaways, F/E had taken a 22-0 lead. In fact, that was the score 45 seconds into the second quarter. In a matchup of state-ranked Class D ... Read More »

History, Shopping and Halloween Fun in Randolph

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By Mary Heyl Before the leaves are gone, be sure to enjoy the stunning colors and beautiful hillsides of Cattaraugus County by taking a scenic drive to Randolph! There are lots of unique shops and restaurants to enjoy, as well as fun events to celebrate the season. Whether your goal is to take the family on a fun adventure, stock ... Read More »

Last Chance for Sky High

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By Alicia Dziak Navigate 13 courses that include ziplines and challenging obstacles at the Aerial Park. Climb to the treetops in the Climbing Forest. Soar down the hill on the Mountain Coaster.  If you’re one of the thousands who lives for the adrenaline rush of Holiday Valley’s Sky High, better get your fix soon! The park is only open for ... Read More »

The Biggest and Best Fall Festival

The weather and a great mix of crafters, artists and vendors came together to bring out families, friends, and an overall great crowd to make the Ellicottville Fall Festival the largest and best in the 42-year history of the event, according the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. The weekend before and after the event saw large crowds who wanted to miss ... Read More »

Ward Accepts Allegany-Limestone Interim Superintendent Position

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By Tom Dinki The Allegany-Limestone Central School District Board of Education has offered an interim superintendent position to Mark Ward. The board agreed to offer the role to Ward, a former superintendent of Ellicottville, Olean and Salamanca school districts, during an executive session Oct. 10. Ward, who retired as Ellicottville superintendent in June, accepted the offer Oct. 11. “Mark is ... Read More »

Rotary Club of Ellicottville Donates to the Library

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The Rotary Foundation for Youth Presents new Notebook Computers, Modular Drones and Robotic Cubelets. Over the past number of years the Rotary Club of Ellicottville has been funding equipment to provide special training to our local youth.  Working with the Library The Rotary has been supplying laptop computers for anyone to use when in the Library, this year providing two ... Read More »

Fall Bucket List: October Spirit at Local Distilleries

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By Jennifer Weber With the end of October and Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about staying warm over those long, chilly Western New York nights. Picture that sip of whiskey in front of the fireplace, just waiting for you to enjoy. One step further, imagine that spirited bottle coming from a local Western New York distillery. ... Read More »

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