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‘GREEN SEASON’ returns to Ellicottville

Spring has officially arrived in Ellicottville as the Holiday Valley golf course has opened and preparations for many other summer attractions soon to open are underway. A visit in the “Green Season” gives visitors a chance to get out of the city and relax in the fresh air and uncrowded hills around Ellicottville. Visitors can golf the Double Black Diamond ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day set for April 27

By Deb Everts People who love art and the great outdoors will have the opportunity to share that love by participating in the Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Executive Director Nila Griffis said people are needed to do the typical work on the trails and garbage pickup. She said there was ... Read More »

Events for women to check out in 2019

By Kellen M. Quigley May might be the month for Mother’s Day, but there are plenty of opportunities coming this summer for women of all lifestyles to reconnect, rejuvenate and relax in the Enchanted Mountains. Come this June, there are three weekends of women-centric activities planned that shouldn’t be missed. Girls Getaway Weekend, May 31 — June 2 This first ... Read More »

Ellicottville equestrian headed to national horse-riding competition

By Amanda Grabowski Mallory Little, a high school student at Ellicottville Central School, has literally been riding horses all of her life. Her grandfather, Jim Little, of the Crosspatch Ranch in Little Valley, took her for her first ride when she was less than a week old. After years of practice and competition, Mallory, 15, will now compete in the ... Read More »

Nannen Arboretum seeking volunteers for cleanup

The Nannen Arboretum Society is seeking volunteers to help clean up its grounds following the months of snow and wind. Clean up days have been scheduled for Thursday, May 9; Saturday, May 18; and Monday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. In case of rain or snow, the cleanup days will be rescheduled. Volunteers are asked to ... Read More »

Ellicottville area to expect normal summer, weather predictors say

From the for-what-it’s-worth category: A pair of long-term forecasts indicate that the Ellicottville area and most of Western New York are likely to have “near or slightly above average” temperatures this summer.  With all the festivals and activities planned for the upcoming months, that’s good news. Meanwhile, the Northeast as a whole, including Upstate New York just to the east, ... Read More »

Easter Examined: ECS students’ holiday traditions

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter Whether termed Holy Egg Day, Resurrection Day or the long-anticipated end of Lent, Easter is a moveable Christian holiday loved by all sorts of believers. Despite its religious affiliations, the date of the illusive feast is determined by something rather scientific. Easter, strangely, is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full Moon that occurs ... Read More »

Patient Eagles hoping bats develop throughout softball season.

By Sam Wilson Low on varsity playing experience entering the year, Matt Finn sounds patient about his Ellicottville varsity softball team. Maybe that patience paid off before weather and spring break gave the team a few weeks off from game action. After an 0-3 star, the Eagles have won three of their last four games, the latest by a 7-1 ... Read More »

National Day of Prayer service May 2 in West Valley

The Riceville Community Church, in conjunction with the Ministerial of Springville, is sponsoring a National Day of Prayer service on May 2. The organizers invite all to join them to pray for the country’s leaders, president, schools, the nation and other important concerns. The service will be held at the church, 5207 Gooseneck Road, West Valley, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ... Read More »

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