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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 »

Fun all summer long at ‘Stroll the Streets’ Ellicottville

By Deb Everts One of Ellicottville’s favorite summer events is back again.  “Stroll the Streets Ellicottville” will kick-off Friday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue every Friday until Aug. 30. Presented by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, at least a dozen retail stores in the downtown area will be open every Friday night until 8 p.m. ... Read More »

ECS named 21st best school in WNY

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter As the Ellicottville Board of Education members bade goodbye to long-time member Nicole Klein at the June 18 board meeting, the finality of the 2018-19 school year truly became apparent. This second-to-last roundup of the school’s governing force was a short-but-sweet reminder of the progress ECS has made throughout the months. In celebration of this, ... Read More »

ECLV advances to District finals in 10-12 softball

Jaida Mendell (double) tallied four hits, four RBIs and four runs scored to lead Ellicottville/Cattaraugus/Little Valley to a 24-9 victory over Cuba in three innings of 10-12 softball on Sunday in Ellicottville. Ande Northrup earned the pitching win in relief, recording three strikeouts, and also had two hits and three RBIs in the District 2 playoff game. Also for the ... Read More »

Berries are sweet at the Great Valley Berry Patch

By Rick Miller The strawberry crop is a little late this year due to weather, but the sweet, juicy red fruit is ready for picking at the Great Valley Berry Patch.  The cool, wet spring delayed the berries ripening for about a week, said Nadyne Litchfield, who with her husband Keith and daughter Pam own and operate the Great Valley ... Read More »

Marsh ready for 48th season of ‘Sally’s Hootenanny’

By Deb Everts The Hootenanny at Allegany State Park will kick off its summer season Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m. at the park’s Quaker Amphitheater.  People arriving at “Sally’s Hootenanny” will find guests singing, dancing and having a great time. If anyone wants to come early, Sally Marsh is usually at the amphitheater singing by 7 p.m. Marsh is ... Read More »


By Kellen M. Quigley The finals, field trips and end-of-year celebrations are almost complete, and now it’s time to embark on that wonderful summer vacation adventure. After nine months of note taking, test taking, studying and homework, it’s time for some fun, and there’s plenty to do to keep everyone busy from now until September. Now open daily throughout the ... Read More »

New Steelbound location opening in Springville this summer

By Deb Everts The Steelbound name known so well in Ellicottville will soon be a household word in Springville when Bill Bursee expands his brewery and restaurant business with a second location  this summer. Located in the old Robinson Knife Factory that stood on the site at 243 West Main St. about a century ago, Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant of ... Read More »

Ellicottville announces top students of Class of 2019

Ellicottville Central School has announced Louisa Benatovich is valedictorian for the Class of 2019 with a weighted average of 113.72. Louisa, who is the daughter of Katie and Adam Benatovich, will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. A great lover of, music, literature and learning, Louisa devoted much of her time in pursuit of those passions. Quiz Bowl, ... Read More »

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