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Don Felder, BPO highlight Summer Music Fest weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley Welcome to another year of Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival weekend! This weekend is not only about music, but about bringing people together during the weekend America celebrates its independence. For some, this weekend is an annual tradition, while this may be a brand new experience for others, but everyone will have the opportunity to make memories ... Read More »

Ellicottville Championship Rodeo returns for 31st year

By Kellen M. Quigley For 30 years, the rodeo has come to town on Sommerville Valley Road just south of the village of Ellicottville, and for its 31st year it’s getting even bigger and better. The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo kicked off on the Fourth of July with four shows scheduled from July 4 to 7. Fireworks are scheduled for the ... Read More »

Ellicottville Central graduates 38

By Megan Hartsell On the evening of Friday, June 28, Ellicottville Central School hosted its 125th Commencement Ceremony for 38 students adorned in maroon and white. This was the fourth graduation to transpire in the “Ward,” the school’s gymnasium honoring retired Superintendent Mark War.  As ECS seniors prepared to bid farewell to the comfort of high school, a bittersweet but ... Read More »

Christmas in July to benefit Santa Sheriff Program

This year’s Christmas in July fundraiser, set for July 21 at 1 p.m. upstairs in Madigan’s, will beneift the county’s Santa Sheriff Program. The benefit will include basket auctions, live auctions and a 50/50. The program’s goal this year is to raise $15,000 to help 70 families throughout the county. These families are referred to the program by schools, churches, ... Read More »

CA BOCES Career and Technical Education Center in Ellicottville announces grads and award winners

Diplomas were given out June 21 in Salamanca for graduates of CA BOCES Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville. The following candidates for graduation have met the requirements set forth by the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Board of Education and the New York State Department of Education: Animal Science – Angalina Baldwin, Franklinville; Faith Duckwall, Randolph; Brianna France, Pioneer; Kaleb France, ... Read More »

Tech Tuesdays to be offered at Ellicottville library

By Louisa Benatovich Poised to outdo themselves yet again, the Ellicottville Memorial Library is adding another top-of-the-line workshop to its repertoire. This free four-part series run by dynamic duo Katie Benatovich and Gail Patterson will cater not only to those searching for clarity in Microsoft Office, but also those wishing to educate themselves on how to live a well-balanced, nutritive ... Read More »

Winery of Ellicottville adds new porch for outdoor wine experience

By Deb Everts With a new second story porch and two new hard ciders out this summer, The Winery of Ellicottville keeps getting bigger and better. Owners Sam and Bethany Sheehy welcome wine lovers to their establishment that is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Looking back on those 10 years, Bethany said the week before they opened, in July ... Read More »

Fireworks events in area set for July

July is the time of fireworks, with many displays set in communities around the area.  Displays set for the month include:  JULY 4  2019 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo, 6319 Sommerville Valley Road. July 4-7 rodeo. 7 p.m. rodeo start. Fireworks to cap off evening. Freedom Daze Demolition Derby, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley. Gates open at 4 p.m. Show begins at ... Read More »

Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend in Ellicottville

By Kellen M. Quigley One of the hottest weekends of the year — both figuratively and literally — is back in Ellicottville for a four-day celebration of America’s independence. In between the family picnics, outdoor adventures and hours relaxing out on the lawn, stop by Ellicottville for some great shopping and dining, some country western rodeo action and timeless music ... Read More »

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