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‘Tis the season for Christmas in Ellicottville

By Kellen M. Quigley As the Thanksgiving holiday comes to a close, the season of giving is just getting started with Christmas only a few weeks away. After spending a day with family and friends eating delicious food and sharing what you’re thankful for, continue the weekend together in downtown Ellicottville on Saturday with a proper kick-off to the most ... Read More »

Skiing at HoliMont just got better with 21 new snowmaking machines

By Deb Everts To give its members and guests the best ski experience possible, HoliMont Ski Resort continues to make improvements to its snowmaking system, so skiers will have plenty of the white stuff to enjoy this season.   Greg Culver, director of marketing, said a lot of the projects they worked on this year are things people wouldn’t ordinarily ... Read More »

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Tim and Bonnie’s Pizza, EVL Bowling Still on a Roll

By Deb Everts Nothing goes together better than pizza and bowling. With that in mind, owners Tim and Bonnie Garey have two pizzeria/bowling alley combo businesses — one in Springville and one in Ellicottville. The couple opened their Springville business nearly a decade ago where they have a 12-lane bowling alley attached to their pizzeria. They opened the second business ... Read More »

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Feel Good, Be Confident with Ava Grace Fashions

By Deb Everts Style-conscious women who want to feel confident and good about themselves have someone to seek advice from in Ellicottville. Jessica Maynard-Gilbert, founder and CEO of Ava Grace Fashions, says she has been in the business of helping people feel really good about themselves for about the last 17 years. Gilbert gained much of her experience in the ... Read More »

EVL Business Spotlight: Ellicottville Meets the West at Daff Dry Goods

By Mary Heyl On days when it’s so cold that the snow squeaks under your boots and the wind makes your eyes water, it may be tempting to imagine a place where it rarely snows and the sun shines all the time. Although it’s impossible to walk into a building and experience just that, walking into Daff Dry Goods is ... Read More »

A Look Back on 2017 in Ellicottville

By Alicia Dziak It’s been a busy year in Ellicottville! As Ellicottville continues to establish itself as the place to be year-round, big things are happening in this small town! Business News Guests of Holiday Valley will reap the benefits of more efficient and increased snowmaking, allowing for added time and enjoyment on the slopes this season.  This year’s $3.3 ... Read More »

VanDyke Agency Moves to Great Valley

By Mary Heyl Buying or selling a home can be an exciting experience, but the VanDyke Agency, LLC knows that it can be a stressful one, too. Fortunately, Todd and Ciji VanDyke’s years of experience and familiarity with the area take a lot of the stress out of the process! The real estate agency, which opened two and a half ... Read More »

Gin Mill Partners with 42 North Brewing for New Lager

By Alicia Dziak Anyone who knows Ellicottville knows the Gin Mill at 20 Washington Street, a restaurant and local hot spot that is constantly evolving, and bringing not only live music to the village on a nightly basis, but also serving up good times, tasty burgers and wings, and of course, beer. With over two dozen beers on tap, it ... Read More »

Winery of Ellicottville Takes Double Gold!

By Caitlin Croft The Winery of Ellicottville only continues to grow after seven years in business. Year after year, they continue to add new product line after new product line. I recently got a chance to speak with Beth Sheehy, who owns the winery with her husband, Sam. Sheehy tells me about their most recent recognitions from the Finger Lakes ... Read More »

Village Board Adopts Code of Ethics

By Jennie Acklin Short-term rentals was the first topic discussed at the Monday, July 10 meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board. Steve Frank has one of seven permits issued by the Village, and doesn’t feel the $200 annual permit fee is fair, when so many other homes are rented out on a short-term (less than 30 days) basis without a ... Read More »

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