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Clymer holds off Ellicottville in ‘rusty’ opener, 40-28

By Sam Wilson Both teams attempted to shake off the rust on a snowy late November night, but the Clymer girls basketball team found enough offense to scrape by Ellicottville in both squads’ season openers Tuesday. After trailing 17-10 at halftime, Clymer scored the first 11 points of the third quarter and never trailed again as the Pirates beat the ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Posture

By Kim Duke There is a physical deformity crisis that has been developing for years. I see it on a daily basis on the streets, in restaurants and even in my studio. I refer to it as “schlumpiness.” That’s right, schlumpiness, which means posture befitting our prehistoric predecessors. Just picture the prehistoric man with rounded shoulders, slouching necks, dragging their ... Read More »

Ellicottville Engineering Department makes large strides

By Caitlin Croft The town of Ellicottville’s engineering department has been busy this past month, undergoing a review of the current Town and Village permit applications, forms and rate structure. The current rates and forms hadn’t been updated in years. To streamline the application process and increase efficiency, the department has consolidated the existing forms so they are identical for ... Read More »

Old-fashioned family fun at ‘Christmas in Ellicottville’

Press photos by Deb Everts The “Christmas in Ellicottville” weekend kicked off Nov. 23 and continued through Nov. 25 when visitors enjoyed old-fashioned Christmas activities. Families from all over the area participated in a full schedule of activities geared for children including meeting the Jolly old Elf himself, fire truck rides with Santa, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, ornament making, ... Read More »

F/E’s Rowland makes Big 30 All-Star offense

A stalwart on the offensive line and at multiple positions on defense, Steven Rowland was undoubtedly among his team’s most valuable members as a senior. Rowland’s contributions to the Franklinville/Ellicottville football earned him a spot on the Olean Times Herald’s Big 30 Football All-Star team, as the paper unveiled its 31 honorees on Sunday. Rowland made the team on offense. ... Read More »

Snow Man: Holiday Valley snowmaking manager lays out his work ahead of Friday resort opening

By Rick Miller On top of more than a foot of natural snow that has fallen at Holiday Valley over the past week, the resort’s mountain crew has brought out its big guns — snow guns, that is. Thanks to the largest snowmaking system in the East and second-largest in the country, Holiday Valley plans to open for skiers and ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Memories at Ellicottville Central

Collected by Louisa Benatovich, student reporter The holidays are times of joy, celebration, food and, most importantly, making memories. Read on for the favorite Thanksgiving recollections of students and staff from Ellicottville Central School. “When my brother Matt leaned over the table to smell the turkey and lit his hair on fire.” – Abby Sonnenberg, senior “Eating all the stuffing ... Read More »

‘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 »

Holiday Valley gearing up for 2018–19 ski season

By Deb Everts Holiday Valley has been making plans for an exceptional 2018–19 winter season.   This is mostly due to the $3.4 million the resort has invested in upgrades, including improvements to their automated snowmaking system, a conveyor lift on the beginner’s slope and several “tree trails” for kids, as well as a new groomer and shuttle van.   ... Read More »

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