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AT THE GIN MILL ‘Everything Old is New Again’

By Deb Everts Later this summer, the tradition will continue in Ellicottville when The Gin Mill reopens at its new home on the corner of Monroe and Washington streets. The establishment’s summer motto is, “Everything Old is New Again. August is coming.” The new Gin Mill building complex once housed the former DJ’s Restaurant, A Touch of Ellicottville and Bike ... Read More »

Slip on down to the Holiday Valley Mudslide this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley It’s time to break out the running clothes and sneakers you don’t mind getting muddy, because it’s going to be a slip-sliding good time at Holiday Valley this weekend Holiday Valley Resort will host its eighth annual Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run on Saturday, June 15, and there’s a lot of fun in store for anyone looking ... Read More »

Marsh moves back into head coaching role at F/E Former Salamanca boss hopes to continue Titans’ success

By Sam Wilson The Franklinville/Ellicottville football program didn’t have to look far for an experienced candidate to fill its coaching vacancy. Nor should the Titans have to look far to fill out their coaching staff. F/E happened to have a long-tenured former varsity coach with recent experience on staff when Chad Bartoszek chose to step down and accept a job ... Read More »


Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course will be hosting several events this summer that combine fun themes with real golf. “This ‘new face of golf’ is designed to bring excitement and variety to the traditional game with these casual and fun tournaments,” said Kyle Benish, Assistant PGA Professional at Holiday Valley. Each tournament is open to the public. “Fairway ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Mudslide returns for 8th year June 15

Holiday Valley Resort will host the eighth annual Mudslide Obstacle Race on Saturday, June 15. This off-road run takes place on the Holiday Valley ski trails where up to 1,000 runners will navigate 11 obstacles along the very muddy 3.5-mile or 5.4-mile courses. The number one goal of the event is to have fun, and people of all ages and ... Read More »

ECS music at Darien Lake: A Student’s Perspective

By Adam Silvernail It was a warm, spring morning and the bus was supposed to leave at 7:30 a.m. Due to some slow-pokes, however, it left closer to 7:40 a.m.  After an hour on the road, we arrived at Darien Lake. We had to go through the main gate instead of a side gate like normal, and walk from one ... Read More »

Cassadaga Valley spoils Ellicottville’s bid for C-2 softball finals

The umpire expressed his surprise that the visitors, in a sectional semifinal, had just one win.  Matt Finn agreed with the sentiment.  On May 28, the Ellicottville softball coach witnessed firsthand just how much of a mirage Cassadaga Valley’s record had been.  Hannah Edwards hit a key two-run home run and Kristen DeBicki (8 strikeouts, 2 walks) surrendered just four ... Read More »

Honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day

By Kellen M. Quigley Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, many times involving family picnics, great shopping deals and a day off. Before you pull out those white pants and head to the mall, take a few moments to reflect on the true reason for this holiday: remembrance. This weekend, make sure your American flag is ... Read More »

Holiday Valley pool opens Saturday! Sky High Adventure Park, Mountain Coaster now open weekends

By Kellen M. Quigley Get the sunscreen out and shake out those beach towels! The pools at Holiday Valley will be open weekends starting this Saturday, May 25, and then daily for the summer beginning June 15. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to kick it off than making a splash in a ... Read More »

F/E’s Fredrickson 3rd in CCAA pentathlon; Steinbroner wins Super 8 sprints

Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Logan Fredrickson took third in the girls pentathlon to lead Big 30 athletes at the CCAA Pentathlon and Steeplechase meet in Randolph. Fredrickson scored 2,262 points, while Orchard Park’s Genevieve Arnold won with 2,413. Fredrickson totaled 650 points in the 800 run (2:33.50), 454 points in the 100 hurdles (:18.10), 449 points in high jump (1.34 meters), 379 points ... Read More »

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