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November at Holiday Valley


This time of year is all about festive events and the anticipation of the holiday and ski seasons. This weekend, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) will once again assemble the region’s talented fine artists and artisans for the Winter Arts Festival on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Valley Main Lodge. Visitors will ... Read More »

Kick off the Holiday Season at Christmas in Ellicottville

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One of the best ways to describe the downtown of Ellicottville has been as something Norman Rockwell would have conjured up. The New York Times says it is like being “transported to a scene from an old black and white Christmas movie.” As we start thinking of the Jolly Old Elf himself, why not come down to see what the ... Read More »

Dekdebruns: Not Just a Snowsports Shop Anymore


By Caitlin Croft There was something different about 18 Washington Street this past summer; there were racks of rompers, bathing suits and sun dresses out front. This is the second summer Dekdebruns Snow Sports (DSS) has stayed open in their 56 years of business. “We see that our clientele is changing and there are many more visitors to the area ... Read More »

Gado Gado Celebrates 20 Years in EVL


By Alicia Dziak First opened in 1997 by Ellicottville native and ECS graduate Suzanne Roberts, Gado Gado has become a staple in the community. Over the years, Ellicottville has changed, the store has changed, and Roberts moved hundreds of miles away to Chicago, but one thing has remained the same—Gado Gado still offers a unique selection of items you can’t ... Read More »

Celebrate Fall: Thanksgiving Crafts & Recipes

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By Mary Heyl Thanksgiving is next week: time to get the turkey thawed, the pies baked and the table set for guests! With so many last minute preparations, the week before Thanksgiving feels like a never-ending to-do list, but there are lots of ways to get the whole family involved! From kid-friendly side dishes to hands-on crafts that everyone will ... Read More »

New Village/Town Engineer Appointed

By Caitlin Croft After months of hard work and consideration between the Village Board (VB) and Town Board, Niles Pierson has been appointed the new Village/Town Engineer. In Good News, the Sales Tax Distribution of $97,555.50 was received. The Village Planner Report consisted of proposed changes to the 2012 Zoning Code. The Village Planning Board has been asked to recommend ... Read More »

Catt Co. Celebrates Small Business Saturday


By Mary Heyl Celebrate small businesses in your community next weekend on Small Business Saturday! Join millions of shoppers across the country who are choosing to shop local during the busiest shopping weekend of the year on this nationally recognized day. You’ll want to get an early start, as there are several communities throughout Cattaraugus County that are gearing up ... Read More »

Wreath Making Class Dec. 6


Deck the halls with boughs of holly…or wreaths of evergreen! ‘Tis the season to be jolly…and creative. Join Nannen Arboretum Society members, Nan Miller and Cheri Reed, for a wreath and swag making class. Learn to identify various evergreens and other natural plants that can be incorporated into your wreath or swag. Participants need to bring a garbage bag of ... Read More »

Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas 2017

“Bob McCarthy’s” Irish Christmas, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, continues this year  at Ellicottville Brewing Company.  The Irish Christmas tradition continues in Bob’s honor as he touched so many in Ellicottville with his spirit and generosity.   Although it can never be the same with his passing, Bob’s dedication to this event inspires us to continue with his ... Read More »

Great Valley Town Board to Hold Meeting for Insurance Provider Decision

By Kellen M. Quigley The Great Valley Town Board has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. for reviewing applications for the town’s new insurance carrier. At Monday’s meeting, Ned Fenton III of Ned Fenton Insurance, of Salamanca, presented to the board what plans his company could offer during an executive session. Town Supervisor Dan Brown ... Read More »

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