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Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day set for April 27

By Deb Everts People who love art and the great outdoors will have the opportunity to share that love by participating in the Griffis Sculpture Park Volunteer Day, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Executive Director Nila Griffis said people are needed to do the typical work on the trails and garbage pickup. She said there was ... Read More »

Events for women to check out in 2019

By Kellen M. Quigley May might be the month for Mother’s Day, but there are plenty of opportunities coming this summer for women of all lifestyles to reconnect, rejuvenate and relax in the Enchanted Mountains. Come this June, there are three weekends of women-centric activities planned that shouldn’t be missed. Girls Getaway Weekend, May 31 — June 2 This first ... Read More »

Ellicottville equestrian headed to national horse-riding competition

By Amanda Grabowski Mallory Little, a high school student at Ellicottville Central School, has literally been riding horses all of her life. Her grandfather, Jim Little, of the Crosspatch Ranch in Little Valley, took her for her first ride when she was less than a week old. After years of practice and competition, Mallory, 15, will now compete in the ... Read More »

Nannen Arboretum seeking volunteers for cleanup

The Nannen Arboretum Society is seeking volunteers to help clean up its grounds following the months of snow and wind. Clean up days have been scheduled for Thursday, May 9; Saturday, May 18; and Monday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. In case of rain or snow, the cleanup days will be rescheduled. Volunteers are asked to ... Read More »

Patient Eagles hoping bats develop throughout softball season.

By Sam Wilson Low on varsity playing experience entering the year, Matt Finn sounds patient about his Ellicottville varsity softball team. Maybe that patience paid off before weather and spring break gave the team a few weeks off from game action. After an 0-3 star, the Eagles have won three of their last four games, the latest by a 7-1 ... Read More »

Chute Fest wraps up ski season at Holiday Valley

By Deb Everts It’s time to put away the skis in Ellicottville and get out the golf clubs. Holiday Valley officially closed its slopes and ended this year’s ski season April 7, but the golf course was opened the same weekend on April 6. Jane Eshbaugh, marketing director at the resort, said people were able to ski and golf the ... Read More »

Nannen Arboretum to celebrate Arbor Day on April 26

The Nannen Arboretum is inviting the public to its Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. April 26 in the town center building. Town of Ellicottville Supervisor Matt McAndrew and Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell will make a proclamation declaring April 26 as Arbor Day in Ellicottville. An Arbor Day tree will be planted by the Nannen Arboretum Society and ... Read More »

Ellicottville Planning Board approves work for two residences

By Caitlin Croft The April meeting of the Ellicottville Village Planning Board opened with a public hearing on 45 Elizabeth St., a single family residence. The applicant is applying to demolish the current accessory barn as it is dilapidated and beyond repair. In its place it will rebuild a functioning garage. They also plan on demolishing part of the principle ... Read More »

Franklinville baseball holds off Eagles, 12-2

Three hits from Kalib Pierce weren’t enough for the Ellicottville baseball team at Franklinville on Wednesday, April 10, as the Eagles fell to their opponents. The Panthers won, 12-2, in five innings. Ben Mooney tallied two hits with a double and RBI, and Matt Peters (3), Jake Peters (2) and Nolan Palmatier (2) each drove in multiple runs to power ... Read More »

The ECS Dime Carnival is more than a Dime a Dozen

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter There’s nothing like Ellicottville Central School’s Dime Carnival to welcome an Ellicottville spring. Hosted at the school April 12, hundreds attended this annual event that’s fun for the whole family.  This year, the carnival spread out over three spaces: the high school cafeteria, gym and the hallway between. Each room held a variety of games ... Read More »

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