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Quilts of Honor to Salute EVL Veteran Alan Brown

By Jann Wiswall On Tuesday, July 12, the national volunteer organization, Quilts of Honor, will present a handmade quilt to Tom Brown, father of U.S. Marine Corps veteran Alan Brown, who died in 2014 at age 23 after returning home from two tours in Afghanistan. Quilts of Honor’s countless volunteers stitch quilts as a “universal symbol and token of thanks, ... Read More »

CLAWS: Cats Lives Are Worth Saving

Fundraiser Planned for Aug. 5 There is a growing problem with stray cats in Ellicottville and several dedicated citizens have taken it upon themselves to address the issue head on. As Betsy Peyser and Teresa Wagner explained to the town and village of Ellicottville boards a few months ago, there are no animal welfare organizations that can offer help in ... Read More »

Eddie Szpaicher Golf Classic July 13

The 2016 Eddie Szpaicher Golf Classic is one of the area’s most enduring tournaments as hundreds have joined in to play and honor their friend and colleague, the late Ed Szpaicher. But the event has another purpose. It raises funds for the Ed Szpaicher Memorial Awards, a scholarship program that already has awarded $10,000 to deserving, college-bound ECS students in ... Read More »

Cattco Fairgrounds Ready for Relay for Life

By Mary Heyl On Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., hundreds of individuals will gather together for our area’s Relay for Life, an annual global fundraising event for the American Cancer Society (ACS). This year, the Relay for Life event has moved from Ellicottville Central School to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, and it promises ... Read More »

Celebration of Life for Patti Perks Sunday, June 12

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, our family will host a “Celebration of Life” event in memory of our beloved Patti Perks, who succumbed to cancer just a few short months ago. This event, which will take place at the American Legion Post 659 in Ellicottville, NY, will be a wonderful way for all of us to remember Patti and say ... Read More »

Tuscan Moon Aug. 27

Mark your calendars for Tuscan Moon  – A Tribute to Michael Kerns, coming Saturday, August 27 at  6 p.m. to John Harvard’s Cabana Bar and Pool Complex at Holiday Valley. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, this is the “must attend” party of the year. When you arrive, you’re greeted with great hors d’ oeuvres from John Harvard’s, served ... Read More »

Foster Dog Diaries #4: This is Only the Beginning

By Alicia and Ava Dziak As we head into the final stretch of the school year, my daughter, Ava, and her friends are wrapping up their months-long project, Kids Can Make a Difference. The project, assigned by her social studies and ELA teachers, was to find an organization and cause to work with throughout the year. Four to six service ... Read More »

May 7 at ASP: Workout and Make a Difference

By Alicia Dziak It’s May, which means lots to do in New York’s largest state park, Allegany State Park (ASP). On Saturday, May 7 alone, there are two notable annual events happening in the park—the Allegany Adventure Run and I Love My Park Day. Hit the trails at the annual Allegany Adventure Run. The race lets competitors choose from 6K, ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Reports Progress: $1.8 Million TIGER Grant Submitted

By Eva Potter In another move to continue the momentum of building the Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail, the EVGV Trail committee has submitted a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the building of the trail. The 2016 TIGER grant program will focus on capital projects that generate economic development and ... Read More »

Local Impact of Relay for Life

By Mary Heyl On Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., hundreds of individuals will be gathered at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley for Relay for Life, a globally-recognized fundraising event for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Before and during Relay for Life, participants and survivors “compete” in teams to raise money, but also come together ... Read More »

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