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Ellicottville kicks off new year with ‘Winter Blues Weekend’

By Deb Everts Chase the winter blues away and jumpstart the new year at Ellicottville’s Winter Blues Weekend. The popular blues and jazz-packed weekend kicks off Friday, Jan. 17 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 19.  Barb Pump, project development manager for the Chamber, said the “Winter Blues Weekend” event was started in 2001 as a way to bring people to ... Read More »

Holiday Valley defies warm weather, rain to maintain snowcover

By Rick Miller Holiday Valley Resort and HoliMont are islands of snow in an otherwise green landscape after recent warm, rainy weather. Skiers and snowboarders darted down ski slopes through the weekend and were skiing again on Monday, according to Holiday Valley marketing director Jane Eshbaugh. Holiday Valley held The Cleveland Race for 100 skiers on Saturday and Sunday, Eshbaugh ... Read More »

Town of Ellicottville Bicentennial events begin in March

By Deb Everts Plans for the Town of Ellicottville Bicentennial celebration are on track for the events of 2020. In preparation, the planning committee has met every month throughout the past year and started the new year off with a meeting Jan. 7. Organizer Dawn Westfall said there are three main events scheduled for the Bicentennial Celebration — Winter Carnival ... Read More »

Ellicottville Village Planning Board moves forward on Rafi’s Platters approvals

By Caitlin Croft The January meeting of the Village Planning Board continued discussion of a new restaurant on 32 Washington St. after an adjacent parcel owner challenged issuing the needed permits. Concerns regarding building encroachment were the primary concern in addition to no special permit being required for bringing in Rafi’s Platters to the former Tips Up space. It was ... Read More »

Ellicottville woman continues volunteer work in Legion Auxiliary

By Amanda Grabowski Sandy Oyler’s late husband Joseph was stationed at the Naval Base in Portsmouth, N.H., when they met. After their marriage in 1968, the couple moved to his hometown of Ellicottville, N.Y. Sandy joined the American Legion Auxiliary in 1976 and became a very active member, holding every office from Chaplain to Secretary to President. She maintained her ... Read More »

ECS students playing out for solo fest success

By Adam Silvernail Student Reporter A couple of times each year, students from Ellicottville Central School go off to other area school districts to perform at Solo Fest. Solo Festival is an outlet for students to get a professional to critique their playing of a solo piece of music they’ve been practicing for months, as well as a chance to ... Read More »

Ellicottville rallies from rough first half for CCAA win

The Ellicottville boys basketball team didn’t score a point in the second quarter.  It went an ice-cold 4-for-34 from the field in the first half.  No matter. It had a different basket to shoot at over the final two quarters.  Leif Jimerson had an all-around effort of 19 points, five assists and six steals and Ellicottville shook off a forgettable ... Read More »

Criminal Justice students complete Field Sobriety Training in Ellicottville

By Deb Everts Junior students in the Criminal Justice class at Ellicottville Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center recently completed a unit in Field Sobriety Training in preparation for a career in law enforcement.  After spending about five weeks on the DWI-Field Sobriety unit that includes classroom theory and performance practice in preparation for officer patrol, their lesson plan culminated ... Read More »

HoliMont, Holiday Valley U14 athletes dominate in week 2

By Caitlin Croft The U14 Race Season opened with the Mud, Sweat n’ Gears Cup Races at Toggenburg and Greek Peak. Athletes from the western half of the state gathered to see where they stacked up after all of their preseason training. The State Championships rankings are based on the best five results out of a possible 13 results throughout ... Read More »

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