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EVENT-FILLED MARDI GRAS, Winter Carnival this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley Whether you’re in the mood for a fun night on the town or an action-packed day on the slopes, Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend have you covered! Parades, beads, music, contests and, of course, costumes are yours for the taking this weekend as Ellicottville’s biggest family-friendly party of the season returns. You might even think ... Read More »

Holiday Valley hosts veterans at 15th Adaptive Ski Day

By Rick Miller More than 20 veterans of the U.S. military took part last Friday, March 1 in the 15th annual Adaptive Ski Program Day at Holiday Valley. Volunteers from the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program worked one-on-one with members of the Western New York Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Program on the slopes.  It’s the 30th year for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski ... Read More »

Mardi Gras food drive for Ellicottville food bank

The Holiday Valley Ski Patrol is again asking for visitors and residents of Ellicottville to help fill the boxes and bags at Tops Market for the Ellicottville food bank. You might ask, fill box and bags with what? Any non-perishable food items such as canned food products, pasta, bottled drinks and non-frozen food products in sealed bags are needed. Organizers ... Read More »

Logan Fredrickson marks an NYSPHSAA skiing sweep

By Sam Wilson The Fredrickson family, and the Ellicottville Eagles, are used to taking home medals from the NYSPHSAA Skiing Championships by now. Tuesday marked the third consecutive season the Eagles won the state’s high school alpine skiing team championship, this year at Gore Mountain Ski Resort in North Creek. But this time, Logan Fredrickson stood not just ahead of ... Read More »

Bowen a big part of AU’s win streak, NCAA tourney bid

Russell Phillips typically expects freshmen big men to have a tough time adapting to the Division III level. But for Elliot Bowen, the adjustment to playing for Phillips on the Alfred University men’s basketball team hasn’t taken very long, starting every game for the Saxons this season. The 6-foot-6 Ellicottville graduate earned immediate playing time and backed it up with ... Read More »

ECS Quiz Bowl team remains undefeated

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter It would be hard to call Ellicottville’s Quiz Bowl Team anything less than an institution. Coached for years by Ann Chamberlain, Quiz Bowl has remained a safe haven for fact-lovers and cafeteria-despisers alike. Held during lunch in her idyllic classroom, the Quiz Bowl team is a tradition that spans decades.  “It’s very chill and relaxing, ... Read More »

Holiday Valley’s Eshbaugh, local officials praise Young as region’s biggest promoter

By Rick Miller Cattaraugus County and the rest of the 57th State Senate District are going to miss Sen. Catharine M. Young when she leaves the Senate March 10. Young announced Thursday, Feb. 28 she was resigning to become director of the AgriTech Center of Excellence for Cornell University. Not only was Young, a 14-year Senate veteran and former assemblywoman, ... Read More »

Ellicottville schools go into shelter in place, lockout following discovery of threatening note

By Kellen M. Quigley An Ellicottville Central School District student taken into custody Friday, March 1 after the school went into a shelter in place and lockout has been charged. On Monday, the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) announced a 13-year-old student had been arrested for “making a terroristic threat.” The suspect had been referred to Cattaraugus County Family ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s Association program to be held in Ellicottville March 21

The Alzheimer’s Association® Western New York Chapter is planning free educational programs in Ellicottville, Olean and Machias in March. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia will be presented in Olean at noon on Tuesday, March 19. This is a “Lunch-and-Learn” program at Southern Tier Health Care Systems, 150 N. Union St., which will cover the basics about Alzheimer’s and other types ... Read More »

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