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Ellicottville Distillery releases 18-month old bourbon

By Deb Everts  The Ellicottville Distillery recently released its 18-month old bourbon whiskey both commercially and to the general public earlier this month. Chief Distiller Bryan Scharf said he wanted to get the bourbon to the two-year mark before his next release, but a lot of people have been asking for it so he decided to do an 18-month release ... Read More »

Former Ellicottville mayor Northrup recounts 93 years of outdoor adventures

By Eli Phillips To describe Edna Northrup as “adventurous” would be a gross understatement. Her tenacity for exploration and living life to the fullest can, and should, be described as limitless. The Allegany State Park Historical Society hosted the guest speaker this past Saturday, March 16 in the park’s “Camp Allegany” classroom. There, Northrup spoke on her many accomplishments throughout ... Read More »

Ashford syrup producers gear up for NY Maple Weekends

By Rick Miller The first maple sap was a long time coming this season. Cold temperatures locked the sap in the trees. Last week, Brandon Blesy boiled his first run of sap into delicious amber syrup.  The smell of maple syrup bubbling in the gas-fired evaporator filled the sugar shanty on Henrietta Road in the town of Ashford. Located just ... Read More »

Hamilton, UB returning to NCAA Tournament after MAC championship

Ellicottville Central School graduate Marissa Hamilton is going dancing again with the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team. A sophomore forward, Hamilton’s team returned to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament with a second consecutive Mid – American Conference Tournament Championship, defeating Ohio 77-61 in the finals on Saturday in Cleveland. Last year, the Bulls played their way to the NCAA ... Read More »

Ellicottville students spend a day under the big top

By Louisa BenatovichStudent Reporter With all the negativity and pure tragedy that has been on the news, it is easy to forget to appreciate the little things. On March 14, five students from Ellicottville’s 12-1-2 class experienced joy in its purest form.  “12-1-2” is a classroom setup that stands for 12 students, one teacher and two aides. For a classroom ... Read More »

RIT students begin Ellicottville DPW project

By Caitlin Croft The March meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board opened with good news. The quarterly sales tax from the county was received, totaling $102,922.21. This marks the final payment for the current fiscal year and the total received is approximately $411,000. This is up considerably from the year before. A check was also received from Charter Communications for ... Read More »

Learn about fishing at next ASP outdoor adventure series

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Environmental Education Department in Allegany State Park presents an Outdoor Adventure Series program at 6 p.m. focusing on the fundamentals of fishing. Whether you are just getting your feet wet in the sport or have been fishing for years this adventure series is sure to be informative. Learn about the fish of New York, ... Read More »

Rifkin dominates at U16 States

By Caitlin Croft U21/19/16 Athletes traveled to Gore Mountain and West Mountain for their State Championships February 22 through 24. U16s raced separately from the U21/19s and the two venues split the events.  U21/19s were at West Mountain for the Slalom and Giant Slalom with another Slalom being held at Gore Mountain. Day 1 Slalom: Women: Holiday Valley’s Logan Fredrickson ... Read More »

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