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100 Years Young Ellicottville Proclaims Dec. 9 Lynford C. Weishan Day


By Jann Wiswall 1913 was the year the crossword puzzle was invented. It was the year windshield wipers were required on all motor cars. It was the year Brillo pads and parachutes were patented. And it was the year Lynford “Lyn” C. Weishan was born in Ellicottville, N.Y. A century later, on Dec. 9, 2013, Weishan turned 100. This impressive ... Read More »

Fashionistas Take Note! Eville’s Boutiques Keep You in Style

By Jann Wiswall When it comes to fashion, Ellicottville’s boutiques have you covered from head to toe. The wide variety of options and styles available gives you the opportunity to make any fashion statement you desire — without looking like you just stepped out of the mall along with thousands of others. And each and every shop offers gifts for ... Read More »

LEGAL MATTERS: Protect Yourself with Title Insurance

By Kathleen G. Moriarty, Peters & Moriarty, Attorneys and Counselors of Law Legal Matters is a regular column intended to address general legal concerns. Since every client walks in the door with a different set of circumstances, you should not rely on this column to provide specific legal advice. If you are in need of specific legal advice, please consult ... Read More »

Lounsbury Adaptive Instructors Dedicated to Teaching Disabled to Ski

By Jeff Martin Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past two decades, you’ve probably heard about the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program at Holiday Valley. Sue Whistler, an instructor and scheduler for the program for the past six years, said each year proves to be more successful than the last. “It amazes me just how popular and successful ... Read More »

Trees for Troops Campaign Continues at ECS


One year ago this living “Tree for Troops” Christmas tree was created to show support of the veterans and servicemen with Ellicottville Central School. It was arranged by Patty’s People Pictures at Holiday Valley. I’m in the process of having 1000 Christmas cards “Tree for Troops” signed for the servicemen by K-12 Ellicottville students”, said Patty Watson.  “This aerial Christmas ... Read More »

“Winter Night Lights at Audubon” Has Stunning Opening


Last weekend (Dec. 5 and 6) was the debut for “Winter Night Lights at Audubon,” the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s newest outdoor attraction, and organizers say it couldn’t have gone better. “We were thrilled with the response!” said Audubon Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome. “It’s been a huge undertaking to transform our outdoors into a winter fairyland, but the enthusiastic and ... Read More »

Ski Areas of New York (SANY) Roll out Three Great Deals for 2014

This winter, Ski Areas of New York (SANY) are rolling out three great deals to encourage travelers to discover New York’s ski areas. New York has over 50 ski resorts, more than any other state in the country, ideal for everyone from beginner to expert skiers and snowboarders.  Equally important, as any northeast ski enthusiast knows, New York’s ski areas ... Read More »

Not Too Late to Donate to Project Christmas


Tree Tags Available Around the Village By Mary Fox Christmas trees decked in tinsel and lights, and dressed in red and green numbered tags, can be found at the Ellicottville Pharmacy, M&T Bank, Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Five Star Bank. The tags are for Project Christmas in its 46th year of providing ... Read More »

The Sports Medicine Doctor: Leg and Knee Injury in Downhill Skiers

By Andrew W. Gottschalk, M.D., Director of Sports Medicine Champion Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Cole Memorial Hospital When I was 14 years old, I was downhill skiing with my older brother on a blustery day in northern Michigan. He was stronger and faster, and I raced to catch up. I lowered my center of gravity, hit a tight clump ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: The CrossFit Craze

By Kim Duke neta & afaa Certified Trainer There is a fitness trend crushing the fitness industry at the present, even though it was created in 2000.  CrossFit, a trademark of CrossFit Inc., is a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. It advocates a perpetually changing mix of ... Read More »

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