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‘Tis the Season Christmas in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak The Thanksgiving break is all about family, and after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and mashed potatoes, what better way to start the Christmas season than with family in Ellicottville? Ellicottville’s Chamber of Commerce has been hosting “Christmas in Ellicottville” for decades and every year, new events and activities are added to the schedule. The festivities begin ... Read More »

Christmas Stroll Celebrates 30 Years

On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Christmas Stroll returns to Ellicottville. This year marks the 30th anniversary that this cherished event has been bringing the spirit of the season to the village. From 4 to 5:30 p.m., Santa and his elves will be at Villaggio, while Mrs. Claus will be baking some cookies at Katy’s Café. At 4:30, watch the famous ... Read More »

#GivingTuesday and #NYGivesDay is Nov. 28

Giving Tuesday

By Rich Place On Thanksgiving, Americans have the opportunity to give thanks for what they have. Five days later, they have the opportunity to give financially to help during the holiday season and give to organizations in need. Now in its sixth year, Giving Tuesday — and perhaps better recognized by its social media hashtag, #givingtuesday — kicks off the charitable season ... Read More »

Ellicottville Town Board Approves 2018 Budget

By Rich Place Last week, the Ellicottville Town Board unanimously passed its 2018 budget with a tax rate of 1.27 per $1,000, a figure the board touted as one of the best in the region. “Our highlight every year in our low rate,” said Town Supervisor Matthew McAndrew, following the town board meeting. “We got — if not the lowest ... Read More »

Ski Tree to be Lit During Christmas in Ellicottville 

ski tree

By Deb Everts Many residents in Ellicottville and the surrounding area are becoming part of Ellicottville’s history by donating their old skis to create a new Christmas tree. The structure will stand on the front lawn of the 1887 building  on Washington Street. The idea came about when Tyler Burns and Ellicottville attorney John Nelson were thinking that Ellicottville needed ... Read More »

Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park

The holidays are fast approaching and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park! Join us Saturday, Dec. 2 as we present our first annual “Christmas in the Park.” The fun starts at 1 p.m. in the Red House Administration building. Stop by and hang a couple of ornaments ... Read More »

‘Bob McCarthy’s’ Irish Christmas –2017


“Bob McCarthy’s” Irish Christmas, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville enters its 12th year  at  Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC)  on Friday December 1st.    The Irish Christmas tradition continues in Bob’s honor as he touched so many in Ellicottville with his spirit and generosity.   Although it can never be the same with his passing, Bob’s dedication to this ... Read More »

WVDP Volunteers Donate to Local Food Pantries

WVDP-Food Drive

By Deb Everts To spread good will for the upcoming holiday season, employees from the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and its subcontractors gathered Friday at Sander’s Parkview, volunteering their time and energy to once again distribute food to nine local food pantries. According to volunteer coordinator Lettie Chilson, this year’s WVDP Food Drive fundraising effort included food donations from ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Beat the Winter Blues with Regular Exercise

Kim Duke

By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Winter has arrived, and for many of us, the transition from summer to fall and fall to winter is never easy. You still crave those warm summer nights and the idea of seeing a temperature below your age is frightening. For those of you struggling to stay motivated to do anything more ... Read More »

YETIs Sighted at Holiday Valley Snowsports School


The Holiday Valley Snowsports School is pleased to announce the selection of the Young Enthusiastic Teaching Intern (YETI) class for 14 and 15-year-old ski and snowboard instructor interns. After a highly competitive interview process, a group of 19 skiers and four snowboarders were asked to join the Mountain Adventures Children’s Programs teaching staff for the 2017-18 winter season. In the ... Read More »

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