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Ellicottville Holiday Happenings in the works for this season

By Deb Everts Get into the holiday spirit and make Ellicottville a holiday season destination. There are several special events downtown in the village and plenty of winter sports at Holiday Valley and HoliMont ski areas. The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce presents the annual “Christmas in Ellicottville” event from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham and ... Read More »

Holiday Valley cranks up snow-making guns with cold snap

By Rick Miller Taking advantage of a cold snap, Holiday Valley began making snow just after midnight Thursday, Nov. 7 “We try to open the day after Thanksgiving,” said Holiday Valley marketing director Jane Eshbaugh. “Right now we’re looking at Nov. 29, weather permitting. But stay tuned.”  There is a 21-man mountain crew overseeing snow-making operations — three seven-worker shifts.  ... Read More »

CSP flips the script on F/E Wolfpack shut down Titans in 22-0 Section 6 title game

By Sam Wilson From the moment Cameron Barmore raced untouched into the end zone on a 67-yard slant reception in the game’s first minute, Clymer/Sherman/Panama put the Franklinville/Ellicottville football team in unchartered territory. The Titans, who entered Saturday’s Section 6 Class D football championship undefeated, had not trailed all season. And F/E’s closest game of the year was way back ... Read More »

A Night of Irish Magic Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas returns Dec. 6

The Rotary Club of Ellicottville will once again sponsor the holiday tradition, Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Ellicottville Brewing Company. Explore the tastes of Ireland featuring local restaurants serving a variety of Irish dishes. Cupcaked, Dina’s, EBC, Katy’s Café, Madigans, The Silver Fox and Villagio will provide an amazing culinary tour of ... Read More »

Ellicottville school board approves March Vermont ski trip

By Ginna Hensel During the Ellicottville Central School Board of Education’s regular meeting on Nov. 4, the coard listened to a presentation made by High School English Teacher Joe Steger and student Jaxon Czapla about a proposed Vermont ski trip in March. The trip would take place on March 13-15, 2020, and would include two nights in a hotel, continental ... Read More »

A Whole New World! ECS Middle School Drama Club to present Disney’s ‘Aladdin JR.’

Ring bells! Bang the drums! You are going to love this exciting stage adaptation of the legendary tale of the lovable thief with the heart of gold. Join Aladdin, Jasmine and the fast-talking, wisecracking Genie as they discover mystical caves, take magic carpet rides and outwit the evil sorcerer, Jafar. Adapted especially for young performers, this musical includes favorite songs ... Read More »

WVDP Receives VPP Star Award and Recognizes Employees at Safety Picnic

The Department of Energy and CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV), its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project, recently recognized employees at a Safety Recognition Barbeque, which included healthcare vendors, a professional safety speaker and presentation by Dae Chung, DOE-EM Assistant Secretary for Safety, Security and Quality Assurance. The site used this event to congratulate employees for their ... Read More »

Ellicottville awarded $300K grant for new skatepark

The Ellicottville Skatepark Committee (SK8EVL) and the village of Ellicottville have been awarded a $300,000 Built to Play Skatepark Grant to help develop a skatepark for the community. SK8EVL has been advocating over the past year to rally the community, as well as municipal leaders, to support a public skatepark project. The hard work paid off this month when the ... Read More »

Veterans honored during Ellicottville Veterans Day ceremony

By Kellen M. Quigley Despite the cold temperatures and flurries in the air, veterans of the United States Armed Forces were honored in Ellicottville Monday during annual Veterans Day ceremonies. Headed by the Ellicottville American Legion Post 659, veterans and community members alike gathered outside the Ellicottville Town and Village Hall at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, signaling the 101st year ... Read More »

First-floor residential discussed at Ellicottville Village Planning Board

By Caitlin Croft The Ellicottville Village Planning Board meeting began with discussion regarding an application to residential. The unit is in the back of the building’s first floor and does not front on Washington. for a Special Use Permit at 8-10 East Washington St. This is a change in use from a commercial  Typically first-floor residential is not permitted to ... Read More »

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