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Penguin Paddle Returns Feb. 24


By Alicia Dziak It’s that time of year again when the annual Penguin Paddle fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program (LASP) makes its way to the slopes of Holiday Valley. On Saturday, Feb. 24, jump into a black garbage bag and take a ride down Yodeler penguin-style, all for a great cause. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) was ... Read More »

EBC Readies New Little Valley Brewery

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By Rick Miller Ellicottville Brewing Co. is branching out to neighboring Little Valley. It already has craft brew pub/restaurants in Ellicottville, Fredonia and Lakewood. The company, founded in Ellicottville in 1995, purchased the former Salamanca Beverage Corp. building at 202 Second St., and plans to open a $6 million brewery and pub in the 75,000-square-foot building later this year. Plans ... Read More »

Winter Music Jam This Weekend

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By Alicia Dziak As the mid-winter break comes to an end, the party is just getting started in Ellicottville, with a new music festival coming to the village Feb. 23 and 24. The Winter Music Jam brings a full lineup of live music to the village hot spots. Don’t miss the Strangers and Marshmallow Overcoat at Balloons on Friday, Jeff ... Read More »

Coin Flip Sets Ellicottville Boys 4th in Class D

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By Sam Wilson A slate of 10 league games wasn’t enough to separate the Franklinville and Ellicottville boys basketball teams. So to set the seedings for the Section 6 Class D playoffs, the section’s boys basketball committee used the time-tested random tiebreaker of a coin toss. As a result, Franklinville pushed ahead of Ellicottville for third in Class D, dropping ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Late February Fun

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By Mary Heyl We’re already halfway through the six long weeks of winter that Punxatawney Phil predicted, but there is still much to look forward to at the end of February. From the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics to spring equinox, there are so many opportunities to say “goodbye” to winter and welcome a new season! Feb. 25 marks ... Read More »

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival Lineup Announced

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The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx and the Buffalo Philharmonic will headline the 2018 Summer Music Festival. Join us for Independence Day Weekend, when the first fairway at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course becomes one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region. Dennis DeYoung and ... Read More »

Sometimes It Just Takes More Than a Village ECS Musical March 15-17

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By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter Over the years, ECS has performed multitudes of musicals for the community. From Rodgers and Hammerstein’s smash hit “South Pacific” to the legendary Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” students captivate and astound time and time again. This year, the drama club is set to perform “The Drowsy Chaperone.” An insanely humorous parody of 1920s theatre, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Distillery Wins ‘Double Gold’ Medal for its Corn Whiskey

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By Deb Everts Ellicottville Distillery has been put in the spotlight by the website The Fifty Best and awarded a Double Gold medal for “The Agronomist: New York State Corn Whiskey.” The Fifty Best hosted a Moonshine Tasting Nov. 30 in New York City, where 12 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Moonshine” awards for 2018. The results were ... Read More »

Irish Wake Band Brings Irish Cheer to EVL Feb. 24


By Alicia Dziak Most of us have heard the saying “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” but you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the holiday, or the sense of community and camaraderie that comes along with celebrating the culture. While St. Paddy’s day is still a few weeks away, you can get a jump on the Irish ... Read More »

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