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EVL Trail Runs return to Holiday Valley this Sunday

By Kellen M. Quigley  Some of the area’s toughest runners will gather Sunday, July 21 at Holiday Valley’s Mountain Sports Center for the annual EVL Trail Races. These 4- and 9-mile trail running races utilize resort and state lands for the traditional trail running races, which began to attract the toughest of the tough since 2003.  Participants from several surrounding ... Read More »

Jazz & Blues Weekend returns July 26-28

Wander through the village of Ellicottville next weekend and choose from a variety of jazz and blues performance areas ranging from restaurants to bars, nightclubs to the street-side. The annual Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience set for July 26-28.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort and ... Read More »

ECS Summer Reading Program Off to Roaring Start

By Louisa Benatovich For many, summertime is the opportunity to de-stress and let loose after ten months of school.  These humid, school-less weeks also bring about a lack of routine and, unfortunately, summer is the time where new skills acquired during the school year gather dust on the back shelves of the mind. This year, Ellicottville Central School is battling ... Read More »

E-bike rentals now available at Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley recently purchased eight Rossignol electric assist, or e-bikes, and will begin renting them this Friday, July 19 at Sky High Adventure Park. An e-bike allows the rider to shift into three different power modes to assist with uphill climbing. Prices are $40 for a 2-hour rental, $55 for a 3-hour rental and $15 for each additional hour. Helmets ... Read More »

Neilon looks back on career in soccer at ECS

By Sam Wilson In good health and believing her soccer program to be in good hands, Mary Neilon sounds as if she has no regrets about retirement. One of the area’s longest-tenured and most successful coaches in any sport stepped aside when she decided to retire from teaching health and physical education at Ellicottville last month at the end of ... Read More »

Coming July 25 to the Ellicottville Gazebo

We are pleased to announce that Enchante Cabaret is returning to Ellicottville with “O’Mally’s Tavern” for the July 25 installment of the Gazebo Series. Based in Jamestown, Enchante’ Cabaret tours throughout the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States. Since 1999, they have established themselves as a professional musical theatre company and been hailed as “The Best Cabaret Show ... Read More »

Bed & Breakfast proposed for Jefferson Street

By Caitlin Croft An application for a Bed & Breakfast to be located at 30 Jefferson St. was submitted to the Ellicottville Planning Board for its regular July meeting last week. For this, a Special Use Permit is needed. All criteria of a B&B, per the zoning regulations, have been met. No site plan or architectural review is needed because ... Read More »

Summer days at Allegany State Park

By Kellen M. Quigley Summer is in full swing at Allegany State Park, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in New York’s largest state park. Grab a bite to eat at the Park Restaurant, located at the Red House Administration building, which is currently undergoing a renovation project to make the building look as new ... Read More »

Descendant of Ellicottville native to host 154th New York volunteers descendants reunion

Descendants of members of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War regiment raised in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, will hold its 34th annual reunion at 2 p.m. on July 20 The reunion will be held at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road in Bemus Point. Mark H. Dunkelman of Providence, R.I., the author of six ... Read More »

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