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Gowanda Harley-Davidson All About Family

By Jeff Martin It’s difficult to think just about motorcycles when visiting Gowanda Harley-Davidson. Family owned and operated since 1947, Gowanda H-D is every bit a destination place as are the towering cliffs of Zoar Valley surrounding it. Tim McKeever, marketing manager, said its location is one of its biggest draws. “The destination here is worth the journey,” McKeever said ... Read More »

Memorial Day Weekend Packed With Events

By Jann Wiswall Did you know that the official birthplace of Memorial Day is Waterloo, N.Y., in the Finger Lakes region? According to, Waterloo first celebrated the day — then known as Decoration Day — on May 5, 1866, with a community-wide event during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers who died during the Civil ... Read More »

Memorial Day and Camping Make It a Family Tradition

by Alicia Dziak It’s time to dust off that tent, clean out that RV or just throw some sleeping bags in the trunk. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many campers, it marks the beginning of camping season. Western New Yorkers are lucky to have such a variety of campgrounds to choose from. Whether you’re ... Read More »

We Need to Ask Better Questions

Are we all completely stressed out or are we getting dumber? All of us, it seems, ask some pretty inane questions of each other, particularly in casual conversation. A few weeks ago I’m on my walk, a one-hour loop around Morgan’s Point, and I pass a guy standing on a ladder cleaning out his eaves trough and he yells: “Hey! ... Read More »

Connections: ‘Aw, It’ll Be Fine’

By Jeff Martin Thereís a woman named Colleen Plimpton, a Connecticut gardener, who had this casual advice for Western New York gardeners last year: Get out those digital cameras and photograph the progress of your plantings so as to enjoy and learn more. Plimpton said that on March 1, a moment of time when I was deep in the Midwest ... Read More »

ECS Amusement Park Opens For Business

Each year the Ellicottville Central Schools Engineering Design/Robotics class designs and builds a final engineering project to display at the Annual Science, Math, and Technology Exposition. This year’s Exposition will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 6–8 p.m. This year high school students in the Robotics class joined forces with the Transportation Systems class to create a miniature, fully ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment May 17-23, 2013

Friday, May 17 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. RT Live Rod is usually paired with Freddie, but tonight he’s doing his solo thing. (Freddie is actually playing with Rod’s dad, Dave, in his revived “Nip & Tuck” band in Holland.) Rod covers many eras and genres, and his guitar playing is always superb, if not a little aggressive (he often breaks ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment May 10, 2013

By Freddie Joseph Friday, May 10 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. 2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer Ron and Terry are back again with their unique interpretations on a wide variety of music genres, especially classic pop and rock. Frontman Ron has a great rapport with the audience, making your evening all that more fun. Balloons, 7 p.m. Vitamin D Band Fronted by ... Read More »

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