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Summer Break Is Here!

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By Alicia Dziak Woo hoo! School is out for summer! If you live in Ellicottville, you know there’s plenty of awesome activities to keep kids (and parents!) busy for the next couple months. Now open daily throughout the summer, head to Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park. Sky High is made up of three components: the Aerial Park, the Climbing ... Read More »

Ellicottville Saddles Up for Annual Rodeo

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By Elizabeth Riggs It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right. It’s time for the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo, which will be saddling up from June 29 through July 2. Located at 6319 Sommerville Road, just outside Ellicottville, the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo marks its 29th year, and is one of the largest International Professional Rodeo Association/APRA sanctioned rodeos in ... Read More »

Ward Leads Final ECS Board Meeting

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By Elizabeth Riggs In his last Ellicottville Central School District Board Meeting, Superintendent Mark Ward said his heartfelt goodbyes to the Board, which announced that the high school gymnasium and multi-use facility would be henceforth named “The Mark J. Ward Center for The Arts and Athletics” or “The Ward.” At Ward’s retirement party, which was held last Thursday at Holiday ... Read More »

Locals Day at Sky High Holiday Valley

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Holiday Valley invites all Cattaraugus County residents to the annual Locals’ Day on June 28, 2017. “We would love to have everyone who lives nearby come experience the excitement of Sky High Adventure Park and the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster, so that you can tell visitors about how much fun they are!”, says Dennis Eshbaugh, President of Holiday Valley. During ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment, June 23-29, 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 River Bar-Seneca Allegany 5:30 p.m. • That 90’s Band Balloons 7 p.m. • The Grace Stumberg Band Gin Mill 9 p.m. •2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer River Bar-Seneca Allegany 10 p.m. Steelhorse SATURDAY, JUNE 24 River Bar-Seneca Allegany 1 p.m. • SKY River Bar-Seneca Allegany 5:30 p.m. • Missy Ray Band Balloons 6 p.m. • Frank Bang Seneca ... Read More »

Haley Saunders, ECS Valedictorian and Hannah Chew, ECS Salutatorian

Haley Saunders, ECS Valedictorian Ellicottville Central School is proud to announce that Haley Saunders, daughter of Bart and Lisa Saunders, has earned the position of Valedictorian for the Class of 2017.  She has an impressive weighted GPA of 112.63%!  In addition to classes at ECS, Haley was selected to participate in the highly challenging New Visions Health Professions program at ... Read More »

Explore Area History This Summer

Explore Area History This Summer By Mary Heyl Discover Cattaraugus County’s rich history this summer by participating in one of the upcoming lectures and events taking place in Ellicottville and throughout the county. Whether you’d like to dig deeper into the history of Ellicottville, participate in a ghost tour, or consider the CIA’s involvement in the deaths of JFK and ... Read More »

Kids Programs at ASP

Kids Programs at ASP Summer means camping, hiking, swimming and exploring. What better place to do all these fun things then at Allegany State Park. The Environmental Education and Recreation Department has always run a vast array of programs for kids such as Creek Critters, Nature Scavenger Hunts, Raccoon Rangers, Fossil Hunts to name a few. Camping for Kids The ... Read More »

Firefly Walks at ASP

‘Glowing’ anticipation of the synchronous firefly: ASP looks forward to spectacular light shows. This summer, Allegany State Park’s Environmental Education Department will offer hikes to view the rare Synchronous Fireflies – once thought to exist in only a handful of places in the world. The Photinus Carolinus species, also known as the Synchronous Firefly, flashes only from late June to ... Read More »

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