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Routes to Art May 18-19 35 Artists – Infinite Possibilities

By Eva Potter Routes to Art brochure? Check. GPS? Check. Cash and checkbook? Check. Empty trunk. Check. Full gas tank. Check. Looks like you’re ready for the ultimate artistic road trip of the year starting in Ellicottville. The sixth annual, self-guided Routes to Art (RTA) open-studio artists’ tour is just around the corner. On May 18–19, 2013, 35 artists and ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment April 26 – May 2, 2013

Friday, April 26 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. RT Live RT stands for Rod Tucker, who usually plays with drummer Freddie Joseph every Thursday, is just a solo act this week. Rod’s “drummer” will most likely be the electronic type. His repertoire is pretty much the same, but he mixes it up a bit differently … maybe less rock, more folk, ... Read More »

Allegany State Park Historical Society Tours Camp #5

By Bob Schmid The Allegany State Park Historical Society (ASPHS) just wrapped up another exciting monthly meeting last Saturday, April 20. The presenter was Tom Livak, manager of the Quaker Area of Allegany State Park, who gave an on-site tour of the brand new reconstructed Group Camp #5 located on ASP 3, on the Quaker side of the Park. Livak ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment April 19-15, 2013

Friday, April 19 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. RT Live Back again, and with drummer Freddie (Thursday night) is Olean’s Rod Tucker on acoustic guitar and vocals. A true road warrior, Rod’s been gigging solo or in groups for three decades (he just turned 48), and together with Freddie’s percussive talents, they put out a great variety of good music, both ... Read More »

Cattaraugus Creek’s Rapids Provide Thrilling Ride

By Jeff Martin Over at Catt Rafting Adventures in Gowanda, the persistent spring rains of late have created ideal outdoor circumstances for the three friends who once wanted nothing more than to offer premiere outdoor adventures. Christine Baer, co-owner along with David Schall, spent last weekend hosting a whitewater rafting trip with the University of Buffalo’s Outdoor Adventure Club. Rising ... Read More »

Home Show Great Kickoff for Home/Garden Projects

The 42nd Annual Greater Olean Area Home and Garden Show welcomed more than 3,569 visitors April 12-14 (about 300 less attendees than last year).  Seventy-four vendors were on hand to display and demonstrate products from hot tubs, to gardening supplies, along with heating and cooling systems. The event, hosted by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, was co-sponsored by their  ... Read More »

Firefighting Calls for Commitment from Volunteers

By Jesse Mast The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2011 there were 1,100,450 firefighters nationwide. Nearly 70 percent of these were volunteers. April is National Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment month, and this is a good time for Cattaraugus County residents to learn how they can be involved in volunteer fire departments. Being a volunteer firefighter is no small commitment. ... Read More »

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Engvall and Madigan Headline • Aug 1-4

By Eva Potter The great comedienne Lucille Ball once said, “I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.” And that’s the only reason you need to attend the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, N.Y., August 1–4, 2013. This year, the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy is featuring national headliners Bill Engvall and Kathleen ... Read More »

Tate Stevens and Justin Moore Headline Catt. County Fair

By Jesse Mast Another summer, another lineup of great music.. The Cattaraugus County Fair has announced two big country music shows, Tate Stevens and Justin Moore, to hit the grandstand July 31-August 1, 2013. Tate Stevens Last year Tate Stevens was a champion on the television music competition “The X Factor.” This year he’s a rising country star with two ... Read More »

Home Show Kicks Off This Friday

Renovating or redecorating? Whatever the project, the Home Show is your all-access pass for everything related to your home and garden. The Greater Olean Area Home & Garden Show, presented by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its 48 corporate sponsors, kicks off this Friday, April 12 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the William O. Smith ... Read More »

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