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Ken Brown 700 Club, Helping Others Since 2000


By Mary Heyl If you are age 70 or older and looking for a great way to give back to your community, the Ken Brown 700 Club is for you! The club was founded in 2000 by local skier, Ken Brown, who turned 70 that year, along with nine friends of the same age who all wanted to have a ... Read More »

EVL Tourney Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis June 3-4


Three-Point Challenge June 2      By Kohl Halloran The fifth year of the annual EVL Tourney has finally been started up. This event has been held every summer for the past four years in an effort to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Every year, this event gets bigger and bigger and we can not wait to see what this year has ... Read More »

Injured Bald Eagle on the Mend

Over the Presidents Day weekend, an injured bald eagle was discovered floating in the Genesee River in the Southern tier. The Seneca Nation of Indians Fish & Wildlife were called to pull the bird out of the river. Despite strong currents and cold temperatures, the SNI-FW was able to pull the injured eagle from the water. The eagle was brought ... Read More »

Penguin Paddle Saturday, Feb. 25!


By Alicia Dziak It’s that time of year again when the annual Penguin Paddle makes its way to Holiday Valley. On Saturday, Feb. 25, you too can be part of the fun in this fundraiser for HV’s Lounsbury Adaptive program. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) was founded by dedicated ski patrollers with the cooperation and support of Holiday Valley ... Read More »

Get Ready to Slide Like a Penguin!


By Lori Hensel On Saturday, Feb. 25, the annual Penguin Paddle will take place at Holiday Valley.   This event, which is the annual fundraiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP), has hundreds of participants who drape themselves in large black garbage bags and slide down the lower part of the Yodeler ski slope on their bellies “penguin style.” ... Read More »

United Way of Catt. Co. Advances Common Good in Education, Income and Health


By Mary Heyl If you’ve been interested in making a lasting impact on your community this year through the gift of money or your time, then United Way of Cattaraugus County is your one-stop source of information. Through the United Way, you can learn about volunteer opportunities, funding needs, and local charitable events throughout the county so that your time ... Read More »

Lions Club of Ellicottville/Franklinville Helps Community

This year, Lions Clubs International celebrates 100 years of serving as the largest service organization in the world. Right here in Ellicottville, your local Lions Club has been busy with many service-oriented projects. For the recent holiday season, the Lions Club of Ellicottville/Franklinville put together 125 gift bags of essential items for the seniors in our area. These bags were ... Read More »

Knitting for Charities


By Mary Heyl Has everyone you know received a hand-knitted scarf, hat, sweater, or afghan from you and you need something else to knit? Are you a new knitter looking for a small, fast project to get comfortable with your new skills? Are you looking to use your hobby for the greater good? There are a variety of knitting charities ... Read More »

Benefit for Local MS Patient Jan. 21 in Great Valley


Eric Feldbauer, a 38-year- old lifelong resident of Great Valley and father of two has been accepted for Stem Cell therapy through StemGenex out of San Diego, California. Eric is an IT specialist who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 13 years ago. Prior to this diagnosis, Eric was one of the earlier snowboard instructors at Holiday Valley and an accomplished ... Read More »

M&T Bank Kicks Off ‘Gift of Warmth’ Drive


For three decades, at its branches across Western New York, M&T Bank has collected warm clothes for local families in need as part of its Gift of Warmth campaign. Starting now and continuing through December 31, Western New Yorkers can again drop off donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and coats at their nearest M&T Bank branch. The Buffalo ... Read More »

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