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Hit the Slopes! HV Reopens Friday


By Rich Place It’s almost a case of deja vu for Holiday Valley, where officials there have been keeping an eye to the sky — and perhaps even more so the thermometer — as they anticipate reopening at least two slopes on Friday. Last year, the resort opened right after Thanksgiving for two days and then opened for the season ... Read More »

Ashford Junction Diner Celebrates One Year


By Alicia Dziak Traveling east from Ellicottville and south from Springville, where Routes 240 and 242 and also two sets of train tracks meet, it’s hard to believe this quiet little intersection of Ashford Junction was once a highly-populated area of Ellicottville. In the late 1800s, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway (BR&P) built a passenger stop in Ashford Junction, ... Read More »

The Public House of EVL: Completing the WNY Circle


By Caitlin Croft Yet again, this picturesque Village of Ellicottville is gaining a new business; The Public House of Ellicottville. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because you have probably heard of them before. The Ellicottville location marks the third  restaurant for Frank and Sara Testa. “We have always wanted to own a restaurant in Ellicottville,” Sara explains. “We know ... Read More »

ASP Meets EVL at the Bear Paw Shoppe


By Alicia Dziak There’s a new store in town, ready to open its doors just in time for the holiday season! The Bear Paw Shoppe will feature some great items customers might recognize from nearby Allegany State Park, and that’s because the new store will be owned and operated by John Marino of J-Con Parks, the concessionaire for the park. ... Read More »

ECS Senior Trip ‘In Limbo’

By Rich Place The Ellicottville Central School’s senior class trip is in danger of falling through for a third straight year as a movement for a potential alternative trip amongst the class has impacted the cost of the original plan. On Tuesday, ECS Superintendent Bob Miller told the school board only 18 students turned in a deposit for the trip ... Read More »

High Water Delays $6M Red House Lake Plan


By Rick Miller Crews from Union Concrete and Construction were at work Monday on concrete piers and abutments for the $6 million Red House Lake dam/bridge project. The crews had been temporarily sidelined by high water levels in Red House Lake from storms. Delivery of three sections of a precast concrete bridge was delayed due to the storms. “The majority ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Basic Principles

Kim Duke

By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer I have had the luxury and good fortune to be a personal trainer for the past 11 years.  During this time span, I have had a lot of time to grow, learn and develop sure-fire ways to burn body fat and build muscle.  I have also had the pleasure of training some ... Read More »

Great Valley Senior Group

The Great Valley Senior Group, including the towns of Great Valley, Humphrey,  Salamanca, Ellicottville and Mansfield, will gather for its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Great Valley Fire Hall.  Bring a dish to pass and your own place setting.  If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please call Yvonne Darts at 244-6267. The fruit baskets for our shut-ins will be tagged ... Read More »

ASP Hosts First Annual ‘Christmas in the Park’

Red House Admin. Bldg. Lobby

On Dec. 2, visitors to Allegany State Park got into the holiday spirit as they enjoyed family-oriented activities at the park’s first annual “Christmas in the Park.” Children had the opportunity to hang ornaments on several trees at the Red House Administration building. Then, it was on to holiday crafts and games. Santa greeted kids at the Red House picnic ... Read More »

Allegany State Park to Install New Children Play Areas

asp playground

By Rick Miller Two new playgrounds will be built in Allegany State Park as part of a $2.6 million commitment for 12 new or improved playgrounds at 10 state parks across the state. One is already under construction near Red House Beach. The other will be built on the Quaker side of the 65,000-acre state park. It is part of ... Read More »

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