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Tuscan Moon announces Smigielski as musical entertainment

The Tuscan Moon Gourmet Cocktail Party is returning to Holiday on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at John Harvard’s Cabana Bar & Pool Complex. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, this is the must-attend party in Ellicottville this summer. The evening begins with great hors d’oeuvres from Katy’s, John Harvard’s and other great restaurants served by student volunteers ... Read More »

Ellicottville library’s young readers make space puppets

By Amanda Grabowski An afternoon spent making “space puppets” rounded out a four-week series of summer reading workshops at the Ellicottville Memorial Library led by Kate Benatovich, otherwise known as Mrs. B., and sponsored by the Rotary Club. “This year’s theme was a ‘Universe of Stories,’ and what a wondrous universe we have,” she said. The program explored universal design, ... Read More »

Holiday Valley chairlift rides start Saturday

Spruce Lake Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley will begin this Saturday, Aug. 3 and continue each weekend through Oct. 13, weather permitting. At the top, you have the option of exploring Spruce Lake then riding back down the chair or hiking down one of the many trails. Up to four people can ride in a chair. Dogs are not allowed ... Read More »

Be cool at E’ville’s hot Jazz and Blues weekend

By Deb Everts The annual Jazz and Blues Weekend returns to Ellicottville July 26-28 when the village will come alive with the syncopated rhythm of jazz and the sultry melodies of the blues. The free, three-day event kicks off Friday, July 26 and continues through Sunday, July 28, featuring over 15 performances that will take place at various bars and ... Read More »

Mystery of Ellicottville family history solved 170 years later

By Deb Everts Nearly 170 years after his death, the headstone of little George H. Bryant of Ellicottville now sits alongside that of his parents and siblings in Sugartown Cemetery. Had it not been for Dawn Westfall, president of the Ellicottville Historical Society, the brief existence of the toddler might have been lost forever. George’s mysterious headstone came to light ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Fair to begin 177th year on July 29

By Rick Miller The 177th annual Cattaraugus County Fair, which kicks off July 29, will include a triple-double play.  There will be two demolition derbies — Monday and Sunday nights; two concerts — Morgan Wallen on Wednesday and Josh Turner on Thursday; and two monster truck rallies and ATV exhibition racing — Friday and Saturday. Christina Charlesworth Golden, treasurer of ... Read More »

Coming Aug. 1 to the Ellicottville Gazebo

We are pleased to announce that The Boomers are coming to Ellicottville for the Aug. 1 installment of the Gazebo Series. The Boomers deliver a fantastic mix of classic rock and pop songs. They cover contemporary artists, golden oldies, Motown and much more. With a vast repertoire of some of the best classics you’ll want to mark your calendars for ... Read More »

As village court is dissolved in Ellicottville, town courts will add to judicial duties

By Rick Miller After July 31, the Ellicottville Village courtroom in the Town Hall at Washington and Jefferson streets will close its doors for the last time. Next month, violations and infractions recorded in the village of just under 400 residents will be heard in Ellicottville Town Court at the Town Center at Fillmore and Parkside drives. The Ellicottville Village ... Read More »

Ellicottville Rotary donates to Alley Katz

The Rotary Club of Ellicottville recently made a contribution to the Alley Katz to help with their efforts to keep the village of Ellicottville beautiful. The Alley Katz meet Tuesday mornings to plant, weed and clean out the many barrels and hanging baskets that keep the community so attractive. Pictured (from left) are Nita Widger/Weichman, Marilyn Tompkins, Rotarian Judy Brown, ... Read More »

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