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Winery of Ellicottville adds new porch for outdoor wine experience

By Deb Everts With a new second story porch and two new hard ciders out this summer, The Winery of Ellicottville keeps getting bigger and better. Owners Sam and Bethany Sheehy welcome wine lovers to their establishment that is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Looking back on those 10 years, Bethany said the week before they opened, in July ... Read More »

Fun all summer long at ‘Stroll the Streets’ Ellicottville

By Deb Everts One of Ellicottville’s favorite summer events is back again.  “Stroll the Streets Ellicottville” will kick-off Friday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue every Friday until Aug. 30. Presented by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, at least a dozen retail stores in the downtown area will be open every Friday night until 8 p.m. ... Read More »

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 »


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 »

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