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Welcome to Summer Music Fest 2016


Eat, Drink, Dance, Repeat Outdoor Concerts! Food! Pet Parade led by Brian Dunkleman! Fireworks! It’s all here during Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival weekend. Get to town early and check out the first of this year’s summer Gazebo series concerts on the lawn in the heart of the Village.  Acoustified Duo will perform 80s rock to American folk rock from 1 ... Read More »

In EVL, Investment is the Word


By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville is known as a community that bounces back. That’s because savvy business owners and investors know that what’s working in Ellicottville is stronger than one relatively snow-less season. This is a community that has been working to draw people to visit – and live here – year-round. So it’s no surprise to see a growth and ... Read More »

Been There, Dunked That by Brian Dunkleman- Free at Last: Part Two

Editor’s Note: At the end of “Free at Last: Part One,” Dunkleman was being ushered in to Ryan Seacrest’s dressing room before rehearsing for that evening’s live showing of the American Idol series finale. Dunkleman and Seacrest co-hosted the program in season one. Fourteen years later, after leaving the show, Dunkleman was finally seeing Seacrest again. “Ladies and gentlemen, please ... Read More »

Area Fireworks


Thursday, June 30 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo Ellicottville Following show Friday, July 1 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo Ellicottville Following show Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca Top level of parking garage 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2 Holiday Valley Ellicottville Following BPO performance Ellicottville Championship Rodeo Ellicottville Following show Sunday, July 3 Quaker Lake Allegany State Park Salamanca Dusk Monday, July 4 Springville Community Park ... Read More »

Rodeo Bucks Into Town


The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo returns June 30-July 3 for its 28th year of great family fun. The event attracts hundreds of professional riders from around the world and is now one of the largest International Professional Rodeo Association/American Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeos in the northeast. There also will be more than 150 head of world-class rodeo stock, which is instrumental ... Read More »

Sean Huntington: On the Road, In the Studio


By Jennie Acklin Artist Sean Huntington comes from generations of family in the area, not far from Ellicottville, so when people see his booth sign, “Sean Huntington, Bradford, PA,” they make a beeline to him just to say “Hey! I’m from Bradford,” or “I know where Bradford is – I’m from Jamestown!” and a kinship begins. With a full summer ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment, July 1-7, 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 1 Gazebo, 1-4 p.m., Acoustified Duo Holiday Valley Cabana Bar, 3-7 p.m., Party Squad Balloons, 7 p.m. Bridget Kelly Band Holiday Valley Stage, 8 p.m., Funktional Flow/Rusted Root Gin Mill, 9 p.m., Freddie and Friends Villaggio, 9 p.m., Kick Start Rumble SATURDAY, JULY 2 Gazebo, 1-4 p.m., Generations Cabana Bar, 3-7 p.m, Black & Blues Ellicottville Brewing Company, ... Read More »

Top ECS Students Named for 2016

Valedictorian: Kaleigh Hunt to Attend MIT Kaleigh Hunt is the daughter of Thomas and Shawne Hunt. She has earned the position of Valedictorian with a weighted average of 115.5 and will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. Kaleigh has been Class Treasurer for six years, is Secretary of the Music Department, President of the Foreign Language Club, member ... Read More »

ECS Class of 2016 Awards/Scholarships

Board of Education Valedictorian Award for Academic Scholarship Kaleigh Hunt Board of Education Salutatorian Award for Academic Scholarship Brenna Cole Board of Education Awards for Academic Excellence: Ranked #3-#5 3) Leah Westfall      4) Lindsey Robinson       5) Caitlyn Golley Board of Education Curricular Awards: Art – Max Paddock Physical Education- Douglas Bliss Jr. English – Elijah ... Read More »

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