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Ellicottville Sees Strong First Quarter

By Jann Wiswall It’s pretty great being in an area whose primary purpose is making life fun. At the heart of it all are Holiday Valley Resort and HoliMont, where winter got off to a strong and early start. According to HoliMont General Manager Dave Riley, the 2016-17 season “was a breath of fresh air after last year. We had ... Read More »

A Spring Break To Remember

By Alicia Dziak Happy spring break! This school break is the perfect opportunity to explore all the wonderful hidden or not-so- hidden gems in the Enchanted Mountains. Head to Allegany State Park and enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails. Grab a tasty Friday night Fish Fry at the Park Restaurant, stroll around the lake or check out some easy-to- ... Read More »

New Quaker Lake Boathouse Opening in May

By Alicia Dziak With the largest of New York’s state parks practically in our backyard, it’s no wonder that Allegany State Park (ASP) grows in popularity each year with anyone wanting to spend an afternoon or even a week in the great outdoors. If you’re one of the thousands who considers ASP your home away from home, you’ll want to ... Read More »

Public Weighs in on 23 Washington Street Project

By Caitlin Croft The regularly scheduled meeting of the Village Planning Board (VPB) was held on March 23 due to winter storm Stella and the New York State of Emergency on March 14. The meeting opened with the Public Hearing on PB-2017-02, a development project at 23 Washington Street, in the Historic District of the Village. The proposed project is ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Year-Round Luxury at Ellicottvillas

By Elizabeth Riggs Looking for luxury in the heart of ski country? Search no further than Ellicottvillas, luxury townhouses for sale and vacation rental, in the heart of Ellicottville. Located at 6349 Route 242 East, Ellicottvillas first broke ground on its townhouse units in 2008, at which time the original owners built out four of the original 18 units constructed. ... Read More »

Mike Randall Visits Salt Cave

Mike Randall from Buffalo’s Channel 7 was in Ellicottville this past Wednesday, interviewing Tracy Draper, owner of the Ellicottville Salt Cave. Draper gave Randall a tour of her spa, and talked about the therapeutic benefits of salt therapy, and other spa services. The interview was scheduled to air Wednesday evening, March 29. Read More »

Eat, Drink, Dance, Repeat at Balloons

By Elizabeth Riggs With its delicious house specials, fun décor, weekly appetizer and drinks specials, and abundant live entertainment, it’s easy to see why Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub has floated to the top of Ellicottville’s list of go-to venues for both locals and skiers alike. Balloons, which has been open for nearly 30 years, is a full-service restaurant, dishing up ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Something for Everyone at Gado-Gado

By Elizabeth Riggs For Gado-Gado Owner Susan Roberts, her 20-year- old Ellicottville boutique all stemmed from a love of traveling to Indonesia. “I had been traveling quite a bit for several years and had found myself in Indonesia and really fell in love with the people and the country. I was not at all looking to get into the retail ... Read More »

March Into Randolph

By Mary Heyl Has the weather driven you to the point of cabin fever? Have you been shopping online to avoid long and potentially dangerous trips in the car? Has it been awhile since you took a leisurely walk through Randolph’s downtown? If you answered “yes” to at least one of these questions, then it’s time to visit Randolph, and ... Read More »

Ellicottville Wedding Accommodations

By Mary Heyl Delicious restaurants, beautiful venues, and scenic views—these are just a few great reasons to plan your wedding in Ellicottville! As you’re planning your big day, don’t forget one of the best reasons to say “I do” in Ellicottville: the village’s variety of beautiful accommodations for the bride and groom, their guests and the bridal party. There are ... Read More »

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