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Rock ‘N’ Roll This Weekend in Ellicottville


By Deb Everts Visitors to Ellicottville this weekend will once again have the opportunity to take a step back in time when the greaser look was in, their cars were hot rods and rock ‘n’ roll was king. The village’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend begins Friday, Sept. 14 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 16. Presented by Northtown Automotive Group, ... Read More »

Pumpkinville Opens Saturday for 50th Season


By Rich Place Autumn is on its way and that means Pumpkinville is ready to open for the season. After all, the well-known stop for all things pumpkin — and plenty of other fall-themed attractions — will celebrate its 50th year when it opens for the season on Saturday and remains open daily through Halloween. Pumpkinville was originally opened in ... Read More »

Ellicottville Distillery to Host Vintage Motorcycle Event


By Deb Everts Motorcycle enthusiasts will have the opportunity enjoy a vintage motorcycle event at the Ellicottville Distillery from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 on the grounds of the distillery. Distiller Bryan Scharf said this is the first time the distillery has hosted the event, noting they have 10 vintage motorcycles registered so far and expects more to ... Read More »

Ellicottville Students Survive First Week of New Visions

New Visions ECS

By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter In the spring of last year, three Ellicottville juniors submitted an application. It was a rigorous process requiring an essay, multiple teacher recommendations and an almost immaculate transcript. With the press of a button, it was over. All they could do was wait. Myself, Brennan Finn and Sierra Maybee were the only Ellicottville students ... Read More »

Neilon Likes the Grit From Young Eagles Girls Soccer Squad

ECS Girls Soccer

By Sam Wilson The season’s off to a slow start, but when Mary Neilon talks about her young 2018 Ellicottville girls soccer team, she keeps coming back to one word: “gritty.” With six returning letterwinners from last year’s 10-7 squad, the bulk of the the 2018 team (12 of 22 players) are eighth, ninth or 10th graders. “But they’re a ... Read More »

Great Valley Town Board Schedules Public Hearing For Zoning Changes

By Kellen M. Quigley After discussing the potential changes in August’s meeting, the Great Valley Town Board scheduled a public hearing concerning zoning changes for their Oct. 8 meeting. “This will be a local change for down in the Ellicott Street area,” said Town Supervisor Daniel Brown. “We’re looking to change the zoning to allow manufactured homes at the end ... Read More »

Gearing Up For Fall

Fall Fest Chairlift Rides

By Alicia Dziak As summer has unofficially come to an end, Holiday Valley is ready to transition into fall and yes, even winter. Those looking ahead to the ski and snowboarding season — don’t delay on purchasing your season pass! The Classic Season Pass cutoff date is Sept. 15. This is still the best rate for Combo, Day and Night ... Read More »

Winery of Ellicottville Offers ‘Small Plate Menu’ With Wine Tastings

Winery of Eville-sm. plate menu cut

By Deb Everts The Winery of Ellicottville recently launched a new “Small Plate Menu” for its patrons to enjoy. Now they can pair the menu of light fare with their favorite glass of wine while they sip, savor and relax. The idea to add the simple menu to their wine tastings was that of owners Beth and Sam Sheehy, of ... Read More »

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