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Holiday events continue in Ellicottville this weekend


By Kellen Quigley This weekend and throughout December, even more can’t-miss Christmas celebrations are scheduled to bring the holiday spirit to all and keep it here all month long. Last weekend marked the beginning of the holiday season in the village with Christmas in Ellicottville. The weekend-long celebration included activities for families and visitors as well as the lighting of ... Read More »

Holiday Valley snowmaking manager ready for resort opening


By Rick Miller On top of more than a foot of natural snow that has fallen at Holiday Valley the past couple weeks, the resort’s mountain crew has brought out its big guns — snow guns, that is. Thanks to the largest snowmaking system in the East and second-largest in the country, Holiday Valley opened for skiers and snowboarders last ... Read More »

The Boardroom ‘goes viral’ this winter

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By Caitlin Croft With the 2020 decade fast approaching, the snowboarding world will be entering its sixth decade of existence. As the mainstream caught on in the late 1980s and ‘90s, we are now entering into the third generation of borders. “It’s a grassroots thing, snowboarding,” says Spencer Timkey while talking with the Times at The Boardroom High Top. Timkey ... Read More »

Help Santa’s Workshop at Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas this Friday


Last year, Joey did not have any gifts under the Christmas tree for his parents or his big sister, Nancy. This year, little Joey is driving on a snowy Sunday afternoon in December to Santa’s Workshop with Nancy and their parents. In the back seat of the car, he is excited to shop for Christmas presents for his family. When ... Read More »

Ellicottville Chamber announces window decorating winners

The decorations keep getting better and better every year, and that makes our judges happy. This year, so many businesses in Ellicottville had the Christmas spirit and decorated their windows with the theme being their favorite Christmas movie. Our panel walked around to score each participant that contacted the Chamber of Commerce office for registration. This year’s winners are: 1st ... Read More »

My First Black Friday An Ellicottville Student’s Trek through a Capitalist Wasteland

By Louisa Benatovich, Student Reporter After two months of pure scholastic stress and turmoil, the Thanksgiving break arrived like an angel from the heavens. I all-too-willingly succumbed to the holiday’s tantalizing call, sentencing myself to days of procrastination and idleness. Though I had an exam to study for and a mountain of applications to complete, I dedicated myself to something ... Read More »

Clymer holds off Ellicottville in ‘rusty’ opener, 40-28

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By Sam Wilson Both teams attempted to shake off the rust on a snowy late November night, but the Clymer girls basketball team found enough offense to scrape by Ellicottville in both squads’ season openers Tuesday. After trailing 17-10 at halftime, Clymer scored the first 11 points of the third quarter and never trailed again as the Pirates beat the ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Posture

By Kim Duke There is a physical deformity crisis that has been developing for years. I see it on a daily basis on the streets, in restaurants and even in my studio. I refer to it as “schlumpiness.” That’s right, schlumpiness, which means posture befitting our prehistoric predecessors. Just picture the prehistoric man with rounded shoulders, slouching necks, dragging their ... Read More »

Ellicottville Engineering Department makes large strides

By Caitlin Croft The town of Ellicottville’s engineering department has been busy this past month, undergoing a review of the current Town and Village permit applications, forms and rate structure. The current rates and forms hadn’t been updated in years. To streamline the application process and increase efficiency, the department has consolidated the existing forms so they are identical for ... Read More »

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