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Mansfield Board Revised Building Fee Schedule Approved

By Jann Wiswall The Town of Mansfield board approved a revised fee schedule for building applications and related permits at its monthly meeting on Dec. 16, 2013. The revised fee structure was prepared by the town’s Planning Board. The board added a junkyard fee to the proposed list. After some discussion, an increase from $100 to $500 for new junkyards ... Read More »

ECS Students Exhibited in K-5 Art Show

By Lillian Lechner,  ECS Art Teacher Congratulations to our local winners Drew Flick, Mason Perks, Keelin Finn, Jordan O’Connell, Justin Imhoff, Adam Delity and Emily Ginnilli .Their work was chosen from over 250 entries to be exhibited in the K-5 Juried Exhibition at The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University. This year’s theme of the ... Read More »

An Incredible Opening for HoliMont

HoliMont Ski Area officially opened for the 2013-14 ski season last Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 days earlier than last year’s Christmas Day opening. Before the ticket office was open, HoliMont members and guests were in the chalet getting their gear on and talking about everything from what they did over the summer to how excited they were to be getting ... Read More »

The Butterball Hotline — Comedy Central for Turkeys

Did you know there’s an information call centre available at this time of year known as the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line? Over Thanksgiving and Christmas, 50 professionally trained home economists offer North American callers tips on cooking turkeys. Apparently, not every family chef has the talent or the recipe to deliver a turkey from freezer to oven to Christmas table in ... Read More »

Ski Event to Benefit Kids Escaping Drugs

The beautiful HoliMont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, N.Y., will once again host the 16th Annual Kids Escaping Drugs SkiScape. The Jan. 5, 2014, event will feature skiing, snowboarding, and an acoustic performance by Jay McDonnell. Interested participants can enter races and everyone is invited to cheer on the firefighter competition. Teams from volunteer fire companies will compete in full firefighting ... Read More »

An Out-of-This-World Gift: A Mission to Mars

On Jan. 25, 2014, a football-free Saturday, The Challenger Learning Center will open its doors for one simulated Mission to Mars for adults and teens (7th grade and up). Liftoff takes place at 4 p.m. and the mission ends at 6:30 p.m. The astronauts on the mission will use smarts, wits and teamwork to successfully navigate through space challenges and ... Read More »

Ski Holiday Valley Free: Ski and Snowboard Clubs Come with Money-Saving Perks

By Eva Potter Most of us have 10 adult friends who love skiing or snowboarding, so why not create a club and reap some added benefits — free skiing and riding, lodging and shopping credits. “We try to make starting a club simple and easy,” said Fred Graham, Ski Club sales manager at Holiday Valley. “At Holiday Valley, we know ... Read More »

Connections: A Modest Christmas List from a Modest Man

Dear Santa, Jeff here. You may remember me. I was born and raised in Alliance, Ohio, a mere 14 miles southeast of Canton, Ohio. One of three children. Grew up in a ranch-style home. My mother and father owned a bakery. Oh, now you remember? Of course you do. The cookies brought it all back, huh? Well, some time has ... Read More »

Capture Holiday Memories with Photo Apps

By Victoria Detmering Gone are the days of forgetting your camera at that special event only to miss capturing an impromptu moment with family friends or loved ones. Now, it’s but a click away. Cell phones have replaced most of our traditional cameras and now feature high quality camera lenses and the most efficient photo apps. The holidays are one ... Read More »

Ellicottville Sports Round-Up

By Todd Palmatier ECS Sports The ECS girls’ and boys’ varsity bowling team has rolled into their seasons. The girl kegglers are off to a 6-6 start and led by Courtney Scanlon and Ashley Bognar, while the boys have yet to find the winning strike and are 0-12. This year’s team is being coached by Sandy Olson. The girls’ modified ... Read More »

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