Wednesday , January 22 2020
Breaking News

Author Archives: ellicottville

Feed Subscription

No snow is no problem at Holiday Valley

By Deb Everts Thanks to a team of dedicated snowmakers, Holiday Valley Ski Resort is able to keep snow on its slopes when there is green grass showing elsewhere. As long as the temperatures are cold enough to make snow, crew members work around the clock to ensure guests have “the white stuff” to enjoy skiing and snowboarding during their ... Read More »

Dekdebrun’s Apex Store offers unique equipment to Ellicottville shoppers

By Ginna Hensel Tucked up on the second level of a storefront on 18 Washinton St. sits an Ellicottville classic and longtime gem — Dekdebrun’s Apex Store. Originally, a ski store with all equipment imaginable, owner FDHSA decided to size down and retire. After 30 some years in the business, Greg Dekdebrun decided to retire. However, he quickly found that ... Read More »

ECS ski team sets high hopes as season nears in January

By Sam Wilson Every season starts the same, even for the defending state champions, in ski racing. The Ellicottville girls alpine ski team has won three consecutive NYSPHSAA championships, from 2017-19, and last year, then-sophomore Logan Fredrickson earned her school’s first individual state titles in the sport. She won the slalom, giant slalom and the combined overall state championship. Now ... Read More »

ECS welcomes new therapy dog to school

By Ginna Hensel Three presentations from various members of the Ellicottville Central School staff took place during the regularly scheduled Ellicottville Board of Education meeting on Dec. 10. The first presentation was from Joe Prior, the faculty lead for the newly implemented Student Mentor Program. Prior attended the meeting to answer any questions the board had about the program. Currently, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Fire Company Installation held Dec. 7

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the installation banquet for the Ellicottville Fire Department was held. The new officers as elected for 2019 are as follows: President, Sean Lowes; 1st VP, John Golley; 2nd VP, Wade Barrett; Secretary, Debbie Golley;  Treasurer, Jim Golley; Sgt At Arms, Lisa Saunders; Chief, Rob Germain; 1st Asst. Chief, Rick Jackson; 2nd Asst. Chief, Jim Golley; 3rd ... Read More »

Ellicottville Village Board holds final meeting of 2019

By Ginna Hensel The Ellicottville Village Board held its last regularly scheduled meeting before the new year on Dec. 16. Mayor John Burrell began the meeting with good news stating the village remained above the funding line for the WILA Grant. The WILA Grant amounts to $3 million for water.   Then, the board opened the public hearing for the ... Read More »

Start your winter sports season with Demo Day at HV

By Kellen M. Quigley With the first official day of winter just a week away, the snow is likely here to stay. Whether you prefer hitting the slopes on skis or a snowboard, bounding down the hill in a tube or trekking across the forests of Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville has you covered. Head to Holiday Valley this Saturday, Dec. 14, ... Read More »

Morton makes holiday appearances with new baby reindeer, Comet

By Deb Everts Every year during the Christmas season, a man tours Western New York with his reindeer. Some may guess it’s St. Nicholas in a miniature sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer but, in this case, it’s Mike Morton. Morton, who owns Sun-Dance-Kids Farm in Conewango Valley, has added a new reindeer to his collection of animals. Six-month-old Comet ... Read More »

ECS $8.4M capital project passes, 78-26

By Kellen M. Quigley  Voters in the Ellicottville Central School District made their opinion known Tuesday when a referendum to proceed with an $8.4 million capital project passed 78 to 26. With 104 voters casting ballots, the turnout was slightly lower than Superintendent Bob Miller had anticipated, but he said the overwhelmingly positive margin was greatly appreciated. “It speaks well ... Read More »

Scroll To Top