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The Public House of EVL: Completing the WNY Circle


By Caitlin Croft Yet again, this picturesque Village of Ellicottville is gaining a new business; The Public House of Ellicottville. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because you have probably heard of them before. The Ellicottville location marks the third  restaurant for Frank and Sara Testa. “We have always wanted to own a restaurant in Ellicottville,” Sara explains. “We know ... Read More »

A Magical Evening – ‘Bob McCarthy’s’ Irish Christmas


Ellicottville Brewing Company was magic this past Friday night as Bob’s presence was obvious to all that attended Bob McCarthy’s 12th annual Irish Christmas. The evening started off with Dan Minner, EBC’s Head Brew master, donating $1,141 (The proceeds from their sales of Bob McCarthy’s Celtic Red -$1 from each pint sold around St. Patrick ’s Day).  Then MC Phil ... Read More »

Christmas Traditions Continue This Weekend


Last weekend marked the start of the Christmas season in Ellicottville, with a weekend-long celebration that included the lighting of both the traditional Christmas tree, as well as the new Ski Tree (which, if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out in front of the 1887 building!) This weekend brings other can’t-miss holiday traditions to the ... Read More »

3rd Saturday Trek at ASP Nov. 18


Get out of the house and come join in the fun at Allegany State Park’s free, family-friendly 3rd Saturday treks. These hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long, and are led by park staff, members of the Allegany State Park Friends Group, or Historical Society members and each will focus on a different ... Read More »

History, Shopping and Halloween Fun in Randolph

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By Mary Heyl Before the leaves are gone, be sure to enjoy the stunning colors and beautiful hillsides of Cattaraugus County by taking a scenic drive to Randolph! There are lots of unique shops and restaurants to enjoy, as well as fun events to celebrate the season. Whether your goal is to take the family on a fun adventure, stock ... Read More »

Rotary Club of Ellicottville Donates to the Library

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The Rotary Foundation for Youth Presents new Notebook Computers, Modular Drones and Robotic Cubelets. Over the past number of years the Rotary Club of Ellicottville has been funding equipment to provide special training to our local youth.  Working with the Library The Rotary has been supplying laptop computers for anyone to use when in the Library, this year providing two ... Read More »

Cyclocross Returns to HoliMont Oct. 22


Bicycle riders love the fall and all the season brings—crisp air, blazing colors and cooler temps. Add in a zig zag course, some mud and a handful of barriers at one of the most scenic spots around and you’ve got a cyclocross race. HoliMont is hosting its second annual HoliCX2 race Oct. 22. Cyclocross originated in Europe and by most ... Read More »

ASP News: New Playgrounds Planned for 2018

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Two new playgrounds, at the Allegany State Park’s Red House Beach and Quaker Picnic Grounds, will officially open to the public in the spring of 2018. Most of the equipment at each site will be constructed from black locust in a natural style designed to encourage children’s curiosity about nature. Both playgrounds will have a fun mix of equipment for ... Read More »

Fall at Allegany State Park


By Alicia Dziak October is a perfect time of year to explore Allegany State Park (ASP), New York’s largest state park. With 65,000 sprawling acres to enjoy, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular destination for so many. The park’s “peak season” has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. The camp sites are still open ... Read More »

Town of East Otto Meeting Minutes

The September  meeting of the East Otto Town Board was called to order at 6:00 PM by Supervisor Ann Rugg on Tuesday September 12, 2017. A motion was made by Dave Forster and seconded by Sid Barber to approve the new town hall use application that was presented by the town clerk.  Forster, Spors, Barber, Poch and Rugg were in ... Read More »

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