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Benefit for Chris Mett

June 18, 2017 At Hinsdale American Legion Chicken BBQ, Live Bands, Gun Raffle, Kayak Raffle, Door Prizes Bands include: Noon to 1pm: Swamp Yankees 1pm to 2pm: John Gray 2pm to 3pm: The Wilky Band                   3pm to 4pm: The Diggin Roots Band     4pm to 5pm:  The Dredneks      ... Read More »

Rotary Club Helps Fund EFD’s Explorer Program

For the second year in a row, The Rotary Club of Ellicottville’s Foundation for Youth donated $2,000 to the Ellicottville Fire Company. This donation will help fund new members in 2017 for the EFD Explorer Program. This program, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, provides an opportunity for any child age 13-16 to become a volunteer fireman in ... Read More »

Taste of the Southtowns April 23

Taste of the Southtowns is coming to Springville on April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Aloysius Hall, at 190 Franklin Street in Springville.  This annual event supports the work of Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary so it can continue to grow and add new species. Admission is free as long as you purchase Food tickets or Chinese Auction ... Read More »

Seneca Salamanca Chamberfest, Carving at the Casino June 9-11

Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s First Annual ChamberFest! This signature event is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino grounds. This signature beer festival is a “Brews for Barks” awareness and fundraiser event for our local animal shelter. The Brewfest, being held on the Seneca Allegany ... Read More »

Donations Sought for Michelle Silliker Bench

On February 21, 2017 Ellicottville lost Michelle Silliker, a remarkable “women”and contributor to our community. She was a Nurse Practitioner who created and built the Olean Medical Group practice in Ellicottville for the past 17 years, which served many patients from in and around Ellicottville.  Michelle fought a long, two- year battle with ovarian cancer and continued to see patients ... Read More »

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 »

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