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Look Back On The HV Season

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By Alicia Dziak It’s been a banner ski season for Holiday Valley. Not only did they celebrate their 60th anniversary, but guests also enjoyed 127 days of skiing and snowboarding, with 210 inches of natural snowfall. The resort opened to skiers and riders on Nov. 26 and the last runs were taken on April 14. (While the resort was originally ... Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day

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By Mary Heyl It may be difficult to imagine a time before “going green” was a ubiquitous concept, but not even 50 years ago, the modern environmental movement hardly existed. However, on April 22, 1970, a nation-wide movement to promote and protect the environment finally made headlines around the world, as 20 million Americans took part in marches, rallies and ... Read More »

Hot Start for ECS Softball

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By Sam Wilson Coach Matt Finn said it’s a young team, but that hasn’t stopped Ellicottville softball from a strong start to the season with a 3-1 record through the first week of games. The Eagles return four starters — senior shortstop Evie Cortez, senior first baseman Sarah Sheffield, junior second baseman Linnea Jimerson and sophomore pitcher Allison Przywara — ... Read More »

Sciara Promoted to Marketing Manager at Holiday Valley

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By Alicia Dziak For 15 years, Kristen Sciara has been a fixture at Holiday Valley, so it’s no surprise to the friends she’s made along the way that she’s been recently promoted to marketing manager. Sciara was born and raised in Ellicottville, learning to ski on the slopes of Holiday Valley at the age of two, competing on the race ... Read More »

Earth Day Events

By Jennifer Weber After the very long, seemingly never-ending winter in Western New York, let’s turn our sights to spring and the outdoors as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and Arbor Day on April 27. Plant a tree! Plant a garden! Take a walk in the park and clean up litter along the way. Find a trail to ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Earth Day

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By Mary Heyl This Sunday marks 48 years since Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States. Now is a great time to commit to living a greener life through recycling, carpooling and using fewer chemicals in and around your home. You can also take advantage of this time to make some great memories with your family by repurposing ... Read More »

Volunteers Sought to Clean Up Tree Damage at Nannen Arboretum

By Deb Everts The Nannen Arboretum Society is seeking volunteers to help cleanup the arboretum’s grounds after recent snow and wind storms ravaged the property with tree branches of all sizes. The first cleanup day is scheduled for Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon with additional cleanup days at the same time on Saturday, May 12 and Thursday, ... Read More »

Rotary Donates Bench Honoring Bob McCarthy to Library

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The Rotary Club of Ellicottville has donated a bench in the Ellicottville Memorial Library to honor their great friend Bob McCarthy.  Bob was always strong supporter of the Library and was involved in establishing the Rotary Tree project in the Library, so when the Library decided to add benches (created by Bart Frank) around the Tree in the entrance to ... Read More »

Taste of the Southtowns to Benefit Gooseneck Hill

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl sanctuary in the world, was destroyed by the snowstorm on March 2. This is the second time there was extensive damage to the aviaries. The first time was in 2009 when the lower aviary was completely destroyed by the flood. This time, both aviaries were severely damaged. To help with the huge ... Read More »

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