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Power Yoga Now Offered in Ellicottville

By Jann Wiswall Power yoga has been gaining popularity around the country for many years, and now, thanks to Marie Phillips, it is available every weekend in Ellicottville at Core Performance Fitness. “Power yoga really is for everyone of every ability level,” said Phillips. “You don’t need to have previous yoga experience – you don’t even need to be able ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment February 15-21, 2013

The Depot There will be continual ski flicks on the big-screens at the Depot. Chris “Moose” Brown promises nothing but the best classic ski videos, because the Depot “works hard to keep the ART in PARTY”! Friday, Feb. 15 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. Big Leg Emma’s  Steve & Charity Returning to the Friday night slot here, roots/bluegrass/country duo Steve & ... Read More »

B4BC Board-a-Thon is This Saturday

By Jann Wiswall The Boardroom and Holiday Valley have pulled out all the stops to make this year’s Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) Board-a-Thon the absolute best yet!  If all goes according to plan, the event will meet or exceed its goal of raising $20,000 for B4BC and the Buffalo area’s Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days. The Board-a-Thon ... Read More »

What Is With These Great Canadian Food Heists?

First, somebody stole the maple syrup.  I don’t mean somebody pocketed the dispenser bottle from a tabletop at Le Breakfast Club.  I mean robbers in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Quebec drove container trucks up to the province’s cartel warehouse and siphoned off 3.75 million litres of maple syrup, enough to fill one and a half Olympic size swimming pools.  That’s 10 million liquid ... Read More »

We Don’t Keep Score, Yet Everyone Wins!

We Don’t Keep Score, Yet Everyone Wins!   By Ron Kubicki, Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School From printed and video educational material of Professional Snowsports Instructors of America/   Co-nun-drum n. 1. A riddle. 2. A complicated problem. Hey, I know! I’m only a ski instructor, but I used the Webster’s New Basic Dictionary so this should be a ... Read More »

“Swing, Touch, Plant, Jab”

“Swing, touch, plant and jab” – um OK, what is this all about? Well to follow up with last week’s article about hand position I thought it would be a natural to move to talking about pole usage in your skiing. Again the focuses of most of my articles have spoken of a “balanced and athletic stance”; this is important ... Read More »

The ABCs of XC Skiing

By Jann Wiswall If you’re thinking about trying cross-country skiing for the first time, the most important thing to consider is what type of skiing you’d like to do, said Andy Dickson, an avid cross-country skier and a co-founder of Allegany Nordic, a volunteer organization established to raise funds and provide support for Allegany State Park’s skiing program on the ... Read More »

Teacher Allergic To…Wait For It… Students!

There are tough jobs out there.  A gastroenterologist is a technician who inhales human halitosis and flatulence in order to rate their noxious levels.  (Please tell me this guy works in a non-smoking area!) There are difficult jobs.  In agricultural areas like Wainfleet, poultry farmers hire young guys who are quick of hand and foot as chicken catchers. And there ... Read More »

Make Like a Penguin and Support Lounsbury Adaptive Program

by Sue Whistler Reflections of Personal Experience The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) has been part of Holiday Valley’s offerings for almost 25 years and was named for Bill Lounsbury, a member of the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol who lost a leg to cancer in the 1980s. Undaunted and determined to remain active in the sport he loved, Lounsbury taught ... Read More »

Celebrating 50 Years of HoliMont with Gala Event

By Jann Wiswall The year was 1961. John F. Kennedy was president. Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s homerun record. “West Side Story” won the best picture Oscar. And Bill Merk envisioned what would soon become HoliMont. Merk had been skiing with the Ellicottville Ski Club for many years on Fish Hill and at Holiday Valley, which had opened in 1958. ... Read More »

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