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Berries are sweet at the Great Valley Berry Patch

By Rick Miller The strawberry crop is a little late this year due to weather, but the sweet, juicy red fruit is ready for picking at the Great Valley Berry Patch.  The cool, wet spring delayed the berries ripening for about a week, said Nadyne Litchfield, who with her husband Keith and daughter Pam own and operate the Great Valley ... Read More »

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER

By Kellen M. Quigley The finals, field trips and end-of-year celebrations are almost complete, and now it’s time to embark on that wonderful summer vacation adventure. After nine months of note taking, test taking, studying and homework, it’s time for some fun, and there’s plenty to do to keep everyone busy from now until September. Now open daily throughout the ... Read More »

Ellicottville announces top students of Class of 2019

Ellicottville Central School has announced Louisa Benatovich is valedictorian for the Class of 2019 with a weighted average of 113.72. Louisa, who is the daughter of Katie and Adam Benatovich, will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. A great lover of, music, literature and learning, Louisa devoted much of her time in pursuit of those passions. Quiz Bowl, ... Read More »

Stuck in the Mud at Holiday Valley

By Louisa Benatovich For Father’s Day weekend, over 1,000 mudders of all ages participated in the annual Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Run, held June 15. A tradition for nearly 10 years, this season’s event drew individuals from all across Western New York and the surrounding states. Featuring a collection of brand-new participants and veteran competitors, this year’s muddy obstacle course ... Read More »

McCann adds A.D. to his teaching, coaching duties

By Sam Wilson After 13 years as a teacher for Ellicottville Central School, Dave McCann has coached modified, junior varsity or varsity teams in four different sports. McCann hopes that experience in various sports and at each level will give him some perspective in his new job responsibilities as the Eagles’ newest athletic director. McCann replaces Chad Bartoszek, who left ... Read More »

AT THE GIN MILL ‘Everything Old is New Again’

By Deb Everts Later this summer, the tradition will continue in Ellicottville when The Gin Mill reopens at its new home on the corner of Monroe and Washington streets. The establishment’s summer motto is, “Everything Old is New Again. August is coming.” The new Gin Mill building complex once housed the former DJ’s Restaurant, A Touch of Ellicottville and Bike ... Read More »

Slip on down to the Holiday Valley Mudslide this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley It’s time to break out the running clothes and sneakers you don’t mind getting muddy, because it’s going to be a slip-sliding good time at Holiday Valley this weekend Holiday Valley Resort will host its eighth annual Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run on Saturday, June 15, and there’s a lot of fun in store for anyone looking ... Read More »

Marsh moves back into head coaching role at F/E Former Salamanca boss hopes to continue Titans’ success

By Sam Wilson The Franklinville/Ellicottville football program didn’t have to look far for an experienced candidate to fill its coaching vacancy. Nor should the Titans have to look far to fill out their coaching staff. F/E happened to have a long-tenured former varsity coach with recent experience on staff when Chad Bartoszek chose to step down and accept a job ... Read More »

FOUR OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENTS COMING TO HV THIS SUMMER

Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course will be hosting several events this summer that combine fun themes with real golf. “This ‘new face of golf’ is designed to bring excitement and variety to the traditional game with these casual and fun tournaments,” said Kyle Benish, Assistant PGA Professional at Holiday Valley. Each tournament is open to the public. “Fairway ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Mudslide returns for 8th year June 15

Holiday Valley Resort will host the eighth annual Mudslide Obstacle Race on Saturday, June 15. This off-road run takes place on the Holiday Valley ski trails where up to 1,000 runners will navigate 11 obstacles along the very muddy 3.5-mile or 5.4-mile courses. The number one goal of the event is to have fun, and people of all ages and ... Read More »

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