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Happy Mudsliding!


By Alicia Dziak It’s Mudslide Weekend in Ellicottville, and you know what that means…runners, obstacles, plenty of mud and loads of crazy fun! On Saturday, June 16, the annual Mudslide returns to the slopes of Holiday Valley, bringing competitors of all ages and abilities. Heck, you might also see Superman or Big Foot out on the course! Racers get a ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Father’s Day Outings


By Mary Heyl Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to show Dad some love (and a great time!) by sharing a memorable experience together at one of the region’s great outdoor events taking place this weekend. From hiking to biking to hitting the links, there are lots of great ways for families to get away for the day and ... Read More »

CCSE Federal Credit Union Sponsors 2018 Ellicottville Gazebo Series


Summers in Ellicottville have been taken to another level with everything that is going on in the village, and Thursdays are no different. This year, we have spiced things up by adding a variety of fun and exciting bands that will make you want to dance the night away. Through the sponsorship of CCSE Federal Credit Union in Ellicottville, the ... Read More »

Relay for Life of the Fairgrounds Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Relay-Chrissy redman suit, laughing boy

By Deb Everts The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life took place all day June 9 at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, part of the year-long fundraising effort that began at the conclusion of last year’s Relay event. Organizer Sherry Charlesworth said Relay for Life of the Fairgrounds is in its third year at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley. ... Read More »

The Year at ECS at a Glance

By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter The 2017-2018 school year is coming to a close and, as usual, it has been an incredibly eventful one! Let’s take a moment to honor all the accomplishments of ECS students this year: The Boys Varsity Soccer Team made semi-finals • The Girls Varsity Soccer Team made the playoffs • The Varsity Football Team ... Read More »

Three Sign Permits Approved at Ellicottville Village Board Meeting

By Caitlin Croft The June 2018 meeting of the Ellicottville Village Planning Board opened with an architectural review of 21 Elizabeth St. This is regarding a garage renovation and a second story will be added. This will consist of one bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. Because there is no kitchen and there is access via stairs to the first floor ... Read More »

Village Board Submits Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant Application

By Caitlin Croft The good news that the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant application has been submitted opened the June meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board on Tuesday. The village has been working on the application for some time with the aid of a grant writer, assistant, survey and three public meetings. Those who attended the meetings or provided an email ... Read More »

Catt. Co. Museums to Open Doors Saturday

By Rick Miller Most museums in the county are opening their doors Saturday for Cattaraugus County Museum Day. Fifteen different museum sites have joined in the 2018 Museum Day, part of the New York State Path Through History Weekend. Jacqueline Gardner, a county tourism assistant who helps publicize Museum Day for a variety of county museums, said the goal is ... Read More »

Public Discussion Dominates Second WVCS Budget Presentation

By Rich Place The West Valley School Board of Education hosted another budget hearing Monday night as it prepares to send the same proposed 2018-19 school budget, as well as a bus proposition, to voters who turned down the spending plan in mid-May. The board opted to allow residents to vote June 19, the date mandated by the state for ... Read More »

Salamanca Native to be Awarded Humanitarian Service Medal for Hurricane Response

SPC Caputi Award-Route 15, Puerto Rico

By Deb Everts New York Army National Guard Specialist Anthony Caputi of Salamanca recently received the Humanitarian Service Award for his service last autumn in the hurricane response in Puerto Rico. Early last month, Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General of New York, announced the recent award recognitions for members of the New York Army National Guard who ... Read More »

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