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Health & Fitness: Building the Female Workout Program

One of the many reasons I decided to become a personal trainer was because one of my first trainers was a man — a man who trained ALL of his clients like they were men. Now, you know I advocate training hard — following many of the rules men follow to get great results. However, the mistake that some fitness ... Read More »

Good Clean Fun at Mudslide Obstacle Race

Special Pre-Registration Rate Available for Next Year This year’s Mudslide at Holiday Valley was another great success with 889 registrants braved mud, wind and sun and were rewarded with a celebratory after-party. About 120 kids took part in the MiniMudslide. Next year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2014. Jane Eshbaugh, director of marketing at Holiday Valley, said, “For ... Read More »

Wagner Celebrates 30 Years at Gin Mill

Come for a Listen Saturday Night By Freddie Joseph Thirty years is a long time to stick with anything … marriages, jobs, a home. In this modern era of short attention spans, we are sometimes overwhelmed with awe when 30 years “at” something is celebrated. Loyalty, continuity, consistency are words used far less today than in the “old days” (my ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment May 31 – June 6, 2013

Friday, May 31 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. RT Live RT (Rod Tucker) won’t be alone tonight. He’ll be accompanied by his favorite (and only) percussionist, Freddie Joseph, for a good-time Friday night musical experience. The vibe tonight is a bit looser than on Thursdays, and they sometimes premier new stuff, too … totally spontaneous and unrehearsed! Balloons, 7 p.m. Blues ... Read More »

Finally, Rob Ford Tells the Truth

By William Thomas “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I’m sure you know who I am either from that doctored photo of me smoking crack cocaine on the front page of the Toronto Star or from my mug shot taken after I was caught drinking and driving in Florida, which was a long time ago and also a malicious lie. My ... Read More »

Senator Young Honors Francie Potter – 2013 Woman of Distinction

By Senator Catharine Young ALBANY – From the PTA and ski clubs to local colleges and historical associations, Francie Potter has done it all for a variety of groups in Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties. For that very reason, she has been selected by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) as the New York State Senate’s 2013 Woman of Distinction for the 57th ... Read More »

Odyssey of the Mind – Team’s World Finals Trip a “Life Changer”

By Jann Wiswall It’s been a long and successful journey for the six ECS 11th and 12th grade students and their coaches who took their Odyssey of the Mind skit on the road to Michigan State University last weekend to compete in the program’s World Finals. For every team member, the journey began five or even 10 years ago when ... Read More »

You Can Make a Difference at Relay for Life

By Jann Wiswall Great Valley’s Priscilla Snider is a lot of things to a lot of people. She’s a parent, a spouse, a caseworker with the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, a winter-weekend customer service employee at Holiday Valley’s Creekside Lodge, and for 16 years, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. This year, she’s also the ... Read More »

Red House Vs. Quaker- What Side Are You On?

By Alicia Dziak Allegany State Park (ASP) is really like two parks in one, as it’s divided into two sides — Red House and Quaker. Regular visitors to the park definitely have a favorite. If you’re not a regular at ASP, how do you know which side would better suit your camping style? The Red House area is centered around ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment May 24-30, 2013

Friday, May 24 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. 2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer These two guys, also known as “acoustic West minus one,” are back again for a Friday night foray into their acoustic interpretations of a wide variety of rock, pop and country. Frontman Ron has a good time with the audience, and so will you … with 2 guys … ... Read More »

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