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Hit the slopes during January for great opportunities

By Kellen M. Quigley As winter finally rolls in and feels like it’s here for the long term, why not spend a day (or two) on the slopes this January, the perfect month for skiing, snowboarding and all things snow sports. January is National Learn a Snowsport Month, and Holiday Valley will be offering some great deals for adults all ... Read More »

Ellicottville kicks off the new year with ‘Winter Blues Weekend’

By Deb Everts The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce presents its first event of the new year, “Winter Blues Weekend,” Jan. 18–20. Back again for its 19th year, the popular blues- and jazz-packed weekend kicks off next Friday evening and continues through Sunday. “What a better way to get out and break away from the post-holiday funk than with some friends ... Read More »

Ellicottville Chamber proud of 2018 achievements

By Brian McFadden,  Chamber of Commerce Executive Director I would first like to say thank you to the residents, the local businesses and our visitors for continuing to make Ellicottville a premier destination in New York. Attesting to this is the number of positive comments in regional and national media as the chamber continues to host travel writers from around ... Read More »

Empire Cup Series Begins!

By Caitlin Croft With the holidays in our rear view, junior racers all over WNY are buckling down for what is looking to be an eventful 2019 race season. Mother Nature has made many races a challenge with rain, sleet and varying snow conditions on the race hills. Thankfully this past weekend she was kind for the opening weekend of ... Read More »

Solo Festival: The ECS Student Survival Guide

By Louisa Benatovich,  Student Reporter “It’s time to freak out, it’s time to panic!” Crystal Wilder urgently addresses her high school band.  Her tone is jovial, but her words are weighty. She gestures to the whiteboard. A two-digit number is written in faded Expo marker. The countdown has begun, less than three weeks until Armageddon is upon us. Jan. 26: ... Read More »

Ellicottville Chamber looks back on events of 2018, ahead to 2019

By Deb Everts The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce had a successful lineup of mostly free events in 2018 and is expecting another exciting year of events in 2019. Looking back on the events of 2018, Events Manager Barb Pump said all the events were well-attended. The chamber staff feels that they are attracting more people from the surrounding areas to ... Read More »

Volunteers, club organizers keep many miles of snowmobile trails open

By Rick Miller When you are out on snowmobile trails in Cattaraugus County this winter, remember for a minute the volunteers who help maintain them. For many years, Cathy Hill of Cattaraugus has served as county snowmobile trail coordinator. It consists of a lot of paperwork. This season, after 25 years with the Cattaraugus County Snowmobile Federation, she’s backed off ... Read More »

‘Exercise for Cystic Fibrosis’ to support worthy cause Jan. 5

By Deb Everts Local fitness trainer Bradley Poole invites the public to come out and support a worthy cause at his “Exercise for Cystic Fibrosis” fundraising event Saturday, Jan. 5, upstairs at Madigan’s at 4 p.m. Poole will lead attendees in a 30-minute cardio blast workout, which is a total body workout combining cardio, strength and agility movements. He said ... Read More »

Warriors edge Eagles in DeCerbo tourney championship game

By Christian Gravius The last time Salamanca took home a tournament victory on this stage, the majority of the Warriors roster wasn’t even born yet. Formerly named the Cattaraugus County IAABO Holiday Tournament, the Warriors took home first place honors for the first time since 2000 on Sunday afternoon, defeating Ellicottville 48-43 at St. Bonaventure’s Reilly Center in the Joe ... Read More »

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