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Town of Ellicottville Bicentennial events begin in March

By Deb Everts Plans for the Town of Ellicottville Bicentennial celebration are on track for the events of 2020. In preparation, the planning committee has met every month throughout the past year and started the new year off with a meeting Jan. 7. Organizer Dawn Westfall said there are three main events scheduled for the Bicentennial Celebration — Winter Carnival ... Read More »

Criminal Justice students complete Field Sobriety Training in Ellicottville

By Deb Everts Junior students in the Criminal Justice class at Ellicottville Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center recently completed a unit in Field Sobriety Training in preparation for a career in law enforcement.  After spending about five weeks on the DWI-Field Sobriety unit that includes classroom theory and performance practice in preparation for officer patrol, their lesson plan culminated ... Read More »

ASP offering plenty of winter activities for the new year

By Deb Everts With the new year about to begin, people might be looking for something to do during the month of January. Allegany State Park (ASP) offers a number of activities to keep away the winter doldrums, especially for those who love the outdoors. Start the new year off right at the “First Day Hike” on Wednesday, Jan. 1. ... Read More »

ECS welcomes new therapy dog to school

By Ginna Hensel Three presentations from various members of the Ellicottville Central School staff took place during the regularly scheduled Ellicottville Board of Education meeting on Dec. 10. The first presentation was from Joe Prior, the faculty lead for the newly implemented Student Mentor Program. Prior attended the meeting to answer any questions the board had about the program. Currently, ... Read More »

Voting is today for Ellicottville school capital project

GREAT VALLEY — Residents of the Ellicottville Central School District will have the opportunity today to vote on a capital improvement project that seeks to tackle many areas in and around the school buildings in need of renovations and replacement work.  The roughly $8.4 million project would see numerous health, safety, accessibility and code compliance measures addressed inside the main ... Read More »

Enjoy ‘A Night of Irish Magic’ at Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas

By Deb Everts The holiday tradition of “Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas” continues Friday at the Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC). Presented by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, the event is open to the public beginning at 6 p.m. at EBC, 28 Monroe St. Featuring local restaurants serving a variety of Irish dishes, guests will have the opportunity to explore the “Taste ... Read More »

Celebrating ‘Christmas in Ellicottville’

Photos by Ginna Hensel Families and kids of all ages and sizes visited the village last weekend for Christmas in Ellicottville, which included visits with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides and plenty of shopping. Read More »

Holiday Valley to open Saturday for preview skiing weekend

By Rick Miller With natural snow and cold temperatures allowing for snowmaking, Holiday Valley will open Saturday for a preview weekend — a week ahead of schedule. “With the cold temperatures we had ideal conditions last week and weekend to make a lot of snow, over 300 acre feet,” said Dennis Eshbaugh, president of the resort. That’s enough snow to ... Read More »

HoliMont makes improvements, upgrades for 2019-20 ski season New biking trail with lift access on the horizon

By Deb Everts HoliMont Ski Resort continues to give its members and guests the best possible ski experience in winter and biking experiences in warmer weather. Greg Culver, marketing and retail sales director, said one of the bigger projects they did to prepare for this year’s ski season was revamp the entire beginner hill at the main area. He said ... Read More »

Halloween Half returns to Ellicottville this Saturday

By Kellen M. Quigley The village of Ellicottville will be filled with witches, pirates, zombies, vampires and more costumed runners this Saturday for the 6th annual EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5k. Both events begin and end in the heart of the village at 5 Monroe St. The half begins at 11 a.m. and the 5k begins at 11:15. Running ... Read More »

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