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Gourmet Italian dishes featured at ‘Tuscan Moon’ fundraiser dinner

By Deb Everts “Tuscan Moon,” one of Ellicottville’s most anticipated dinner parties of the year, is back again. The fundraiser will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. at John Harvard’s Cabana Bar & Pool Complex at Holiday Valley Resort. The Rotary Club of Ellicottville and event sponsor Peter’s & Moriarty PC present this upscale culinary event ... Read More »

Restoration work resumes at historic Red House sawmill

By Deb Everts Restoration of the historic Red House sawmill has resumed. In cooperation with park management, the Friends of Allegany State Park (FOASP) and other volunteers took on the task of gutting the old mill on Aug. 3. Approximately 43 volunteers pitched in to tear out the wood wallboards and floorboards that had been badly damaged by porcupines over ... Read More »

HV donates to local charities, services

Holiday Valley presented checks to several local charities and services last month with funds raised at several events held at Holiday Valley through the 2018-19 fall and winter season, such as Fall Festival chairlift rides and the Winter Carnival Snowbar. Pictured (from left): David Trathen, Holiday Valley VP of Finance, and Marjorie and Maitlin Brown representing the Great Valley Youth ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

EVL Trail Runs return to Holiday Valley this Sunday

By Kellen M. Quigley  Some of the area’s toughest runners will gather Sunday, July 21 at Holiday Valley’s Mountain Sports Center for the annual EVL Trail Races. These 4- and 9-mile trail running races utilize resort and state lands for the traditional trail running races, which began to attract the toughest of the tough since 2003.  Participants from several surrounding ... Read More »

Jazz & Blues Weekend returns July 26-28

Wander through the village of Ellicottville next weekend and choose from a variety of jazz and blues performance areas ranging from restaurants to bars, nightclubs to the street-side. The annual Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience set for July 26-28.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort and ... Read More »

Summer days at Allegany State Park

By Kellen M. Quigley Summer is in full swing at Allegany State Park, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in New York’s largest state park. Grab a bite to eat at the Park Restaurant, located at the Red House Administration building, which is currently undergoing a renovation project to make the building look as new ... Read More »

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