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ECS music at Darien Lake: A Student’s Perspective

By Adam Silvernail It was a warm, spring morning and the bus was supposed to leave at 7:30 a.m. Due to some slow-pokes, however, it left closer to 7:40 a.m.  After an hour on the road, we arrived at Darien Lake. We had to go through the main gate instead of a side gate like normal, and walk from one ... Read More »

Cassadaga Valley spoils Ellicottville’s bid for C-2 softball finals

The umpire expressed his surprise that the visitors, in a sectional semifinal, had just one win.  Matt Finn agreed with the sentiment.  On May 28, the Ellicottville softball coach witnessed firsthand just how much of a mirage Cassadaga Valley’s record had been.  Hannah Edwards hit a key two-run home run and Kristen DeBicki (8 strikeouts, 2 walks) surrendered just four ... Read More »

Honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day

By Kellen M. Quigley Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, many times involving family picnics, great shopping deals and a day off. Before you pull out those white pants and head to the mall, take a few moments to reflect on the true reason for this holiday: remembrance. This weekend, make sure your American flag is ... Read More »

Holiday Valley pool opens Saturday! Sky High Adventure Park, Mountain Coaster now open weekends

By Kellen M. Quigley Get the sunscreen out and shake out those beach towels! The pools at Holiday Valley will be open weekends starting this Saturday, May 25, and then daily for the summer beginning June 15. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to kick it off than making a splash in a ... Read More »

F/E’s Fredrickson 3rd in CCAA pentathlon; Steinbroner wins Super 8 sprints

Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Logan Fredrickson took third in the girls pentathlon to lead Big 30 athletes at the CCAA Pentathlon and Steeplechase meet in Randolph. Fredrickson scored 2,262 points, while Orchard Park’s Genevieve Arnold won with 2,413. Fredrickson totaled 650 points in the 800 run (2:33.50), 454 points in the 100 hurdles (:18.10), 449 points in high jump (1.34 meters), 379 points ... Read More »

Ellicottville voters pass budget, Wicklin and Chudy elected to school board

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter The May 21 Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting yielded the results of the district-wide budget vote that had taken place earlier that day. Voters approved a $13.1 million spending plan for the Ellicottville Central School District by a 157-17 tally.  Additionally, voters also approved the district’s plan to lease three buses and to ... Read More »

Hit the links in Ellicottville and beyond

By Kellen M. Quigley With summer-like temperatures and blue skies on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to hit the links for a round or two in the Enchanted Mountains must-play golf courses. Whether looking for a weekend getaway with family or friends, or just a quick nine after work some weekday, there are several courses just a short drive ... Read More »

Work on EVGV Trail to begin soon

By Deb Everts Construction on the Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail is expected to begin this summer. Mark Alainello, of MDA Engineering, said they now have written land rights on all the properties that they need to work on the trail from the Ellicottville town center over to Tim Hortons on Route 219. So far, the only thing that has been completed ... Read More »

ECS presents $13.1 million school budget with 2 percent tax increase

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter A $13.1 million budget with a 2 percent increase in the tax levy will be presented to Ellicottville Central School District voters when they attend the polls on May 21. The levy, now under the jurisdiction of the statewide 2 percent tax cap, assures Ellicottville residents the second lowest tax rate in Western New York. ... Read More »

M&T Bank of Ellicottville helping sponsor Tuscan Moon 2019

For the fifth year in a row, M&T Bank is sponsoring Tuscan Moon 2019. This fabulous event is held on the last Saturday before Labor Day every year. M&T, as a Silver Sponsor, helps Rotary’s Foundation for Youth and Family Support for Ellicottville carry out their mission in Ellicottville. Whether it is helping those in need or special youth programs, ... Read More »

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