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January is Ski Month right here in Ellicottville

By Kellen M. Quigley As winter finally rolls in and feels like it’s here for the long term, why not spend a day (or two) on the slopes this January, the perfect month for skiing, snowboarding and all things snow sports. January is National Learn a Snowsport Month, and Holiday Valley will be offering some great deals for adults all ... Read More »

Ellicottville Chamber says festival attendance up in 2019

By Deb Everts As a whole new decade arrives, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce looks back on 2019 and looks ahead to 2020. Barb Pump, project development manager at the chamber, said some of the events have changed over the years and they are always looking at different ways to make each event better than the year before. That’s something ... Read More »

WEEK 1: Ski results for Sports Page Cup series one

By Caitlin Croft The 2020 ski race season is off to a start with the Sports Page Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom. These events are part of Empire State Qualifiers for U21/19/16 athletes. The Slalom was held at Holiday Valley and Giant Slalom at HoliMont right here in Ellicottville. The state is divided into two divisions — East and West ... Read More »

Students named to first quarter honor rolls at Ellicottville

The Ellicottville Central School District has announced its students named to the honor and high honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2019-20 school year. HIGH HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Calarco, Allison; De Orbe, Adrian; DeChane, Abbey; Eddy, Brooke; Ford-Grover, Sylvia; Grinols, Jordan; Hartsell, Megan; Hutchinson, Christian; Kaleta, McKenna; Kilby, Madisyn; Kongats, Heli; Lin, Simon; McGuire, Kaitlyn; Moore, ... Read More »

Eagles start strong, hold off rally from Griffins in 58-51 win

By Sam Wilson The first game of the New Year started well, and finished a bit rocky, but with a win nonetheless for the Ellicottville boys basketball team. The Eagles held off a desperate fourth-quarter rally from visiting Springville on Jan. 3, holding on for a 58-51 non-league win. Ellicottville led by as much as 41-24 in the third quarter, ... Read More »

ECS Ski Club Gears Up for Season

Megan Hartsell Student Reporter Ellicottville’s prime season is officially underway with the start of the new year, and so is the Ellicottville Central School ski club. After an unusually long holiday break, many students are eager to get back to school, but only because it means that Thursday nights are about to become much more exciting!  Ellicottville has always prided ... Read More »

Ellicottville student awarded Alfred State scholarship

Several Cattaraugus County residents have each been awarded scholarships to attend Alfred State, including one from Ellicottville. Abbey Dechane, of Great Valley, has been awarded a $40,040 “Excellence in Education Scholarship.” Dechane is slated to graduate in 2020 from Ellicottville Central School and has been accepted into the agricultural business (AAS) program. Mason Snyder, of Cattaraugus, has been awarded a ... Read More »

Changing lives on the slopes with Holiday Valley’s Adaptive Ski Program

By Ginna Hensel Holiday Valley, a resort beloved by locals and travelers, focuses on fun, leisure, family and inclusivity. The resort is well known for its progressive and highly effective alpine ski lessons, but is also home to another ski program — the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program.   The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) was founded by a group of ... Read More »

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