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Winter Blues Weekend Jan. 19-20


Cabin fever? Not around here! With a full lineup of amazing bands performing all over Ellicottville all weekend long, Winter Blues weekend is all about the music and getting out of the house to have some fun. After a day on the slopes, switch out those ski boots for some dancin’ shoes and head to one of the Village hot ... Read More »

Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic Jan. 25-26

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By Alicia Dziak Calling all intermediate and advanced female skiers! Your opportunity to become a better skier, try out new equipment and make new friends in the process is here. On Jan. 25 and 26, Lisa Densmore Ballard returns to Holiday Valley to lead the “Your Turn” women’s ski clinic. Ballard is a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 101: Biathlon, Cross Country and Nordic Combined


By Alicia Dziak Only a few more weeks before the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Olympics offer something for everyone — whether you’re an athlete or not, who doesn’t love a little international competition among the world’s finest athletes? The bonus is that they’re competing in sports we don’t usually get to watch live. ... Read More »

Camp at ASP This Winter

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By Alicia Dziak It’s wintertime and Allegany State Park (ASP), New York State’s largest state park, is ready to be enjoyed by winter enthusiasts. What better way to enjoy it than to spend a weekend or more winter camping with family or friends? The park houses hundreds of cabins, many of them winterized. There are also full-service cottages, on both ... Read More »

Celebrate Winter: Food & Crafts to Stay Warm on Cold Days

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By Mary Heyl Winter is the perfect time of year to learn something new—not only is January the time of year for resolutions, but there’s plenty of time to put them into practice! This month, resolve to try something new, whether it’s a new recipe, sharing some homemade fun, or learning to finger knit with your children or grandchildren. Snowy ... Read More »

Eagles’ Bench Gives a Boost Against Pine Valley

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By Sam Wilson Seniors Elliot Bowen and Griffin Chudy did their usual damage and then some for the Ellicottville boys basketball team Tuesday, but with two other starters dealing with injuries, the Eagles needed a spark off the bench. Coach Dave McCann turned to sixth man junior forward Steven Rowland, who scored a season-high 14 points and pulled down five ... Read More »

Randolph Hands Ellicottville 62-33 loss

Kara Leeper racked up 22 points, six rebounds and eight steals to pace Randolph the Randolph girls basketball team past Ellicottville, 62-33, Wednesday, Jan. 10. Joan Adams totaled 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, and Sydney Hvizdzak chipped in 14 points for the Cardinals (5-4). Makenna Smith scored 13 points for Ellicottville (3-5). Read More »

Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame banquet set for April 7

The 16th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports “Hall of Fame” banquet will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 p.m. Nominations for this year’s inductees can be emailed to Mark Benton at or call 716-532-4053. The deadline is Feb. 7. Nominees should have at least twenty years of success as an athlete, coach, ... Read More »

HoliMont Ladies Rule Opening Weekend of Excelsior Cup

By Caitlin Croft U14 Athletes from the west side of the state traveled to Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley for a Slalom and Giant Slalom, respectively. This was the first weekend of competition for this age group. To qualify for State Championships, each race is scored as three individual results: First Run, Second and Overall. To qualify for States, the ... Read More »

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