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Local haunts and Halloween events to see before Oct. 31

By Kellen M. Quigley It’s that time of year again when scary fun tops the list of how to spend your free time. If getting spooked is high on your priority list this October, don’t miss out on the thrills and chills of the region’s best-haunted places and frightful activities before the witching hour rolls around. Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville ... Read More »

Pumpkinville raises $4,000 from sunflower sales for Pink Pumpkin Project

For two weeks last month, Pumpkinville sold sunflowers as a fundraiser for the Pink Pumpkin Project.  On Thursday, Oct. 10, members of the Project traveled to Pumpkinville to thank owners Dan and Diane Pawlowski and their family — and receive an oversized check for $4,000.  The group included three breast cancer survivors, Tammy Stayer, Melanie Jones and Marcy Veno.  “It’s ... Read More »

Titans strike fast, pull away for 42-8 win over T-Wolves

By Sam Wilson It didn’t take long on Friday night, Oct. 11, to show why Franklinville/Ellicottville has been the team to beat among Western New York Class D football squads this fall. Visiting Cattaraugus-Little Valley in a Class D league game, the Titans scored on their first two plays from scrimmage, both from midfield (42 and 56 yards), and added ... Read More »

Bonus weekend for Chairlift Rides at Holiday Valley

Photo courtesy Holiday Valley This coming weekend, Oct. 19-20, looks like the perfect weather for riding the chairlift and checking out the spectacular fall leaves, so Holiday Valley is extending the Spruce Lake Chairlift rides for one more weekend. Tickets are available at the Sky High Harness Shop. Sky High Adventure Park is open Saturdays and Sundays through October 27, ... Read More »

Plans for Town of Ellicottville bicentennial continue progressing

By Deb Everts Plans are progressing well for the Town of Ellicottville’s Bicentennial next year. The planning committee last met Oct. 8 with a good turn out and lots of preparation ahead of them. Organizer Dawn Westfall said there are lots of things in the works and there might be more to come as they roll in 2020.  Westfall said ... Read More »

ECS students enjoy annual Homecoming events

By Adam Silvernail Student Reporter For those of you who didn’t know, the weekend of Oct. 4-6 was Homecoming at Ellicottville Central School. The whole week had been leading up to it with Spirit Week, but Homecoming kicked off with two sports events at home, a soccer game against Hinsdale and a football game against Bolivar Richburg. Both teams were ... Read More »

League-best Portville sweeps Eagles

Tori Unverdorben and Shayla Wilhelm each had nine kills as the Portville volleyball remained unbeaten on Tuesday, Oct. 9 with a 25-9, 25-7, 25-13 sweep of Ellicottville.  Hailey Keim added six kills while Kylie Blessing racked up 26 assists and Olivia Emley notched 16 digs for the Panthers (10-0).  Allison Rowland had three kills while Jenna Hadley logged five digs ... Read More »

Great Valley board discusses future solar law for town

By Kellen M. Quigley As solar companies continue to approach the town of Great Valley about the possibility of installing commercial farms in the area, the town board is doing everything it can to get a plan in place first. During its regular meeting Monday, the Great Valley Town Board held a public hearing on passing a moratorium to keep ... Read More »

Reedy named Master Teacher at ECS by state

By Ginna Hensel During the Ellicottville Central School Board of Education’s recent meeting, High School Principal Erich Ploetz announced that one of Ellicottville’s own teachers was named a New York State Master Teacher. Melissa Reedy, a high school math teacher, now is part of the elite Master Teacher Program that is sponsored by New York state. The New York State ... Read More »

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