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Kane Brown Delivers in High-Energy, Sold Out Show at Catt. Co. Fair

By Rich Place One of the hottest tickets in town featuring an up-and-coming country music star didn’t disappoint Tuesday, as Kane Brown performed to a sellout crowd at the Cattaraugus County Fair. While casual country music fans may recognize his two most well-known hits, “What Ifs” and “Heaven,” plenty of those in attendance knew his deeper tracks and sang along ... Read More »

HoliMont Hires New General Manager

In February, HoliMont General Manager Dave Riley announced his retirement, after 18 years. The Board of Directors started its search for a new leader and after a few weeks of interviews, they found their man. Ed Youmans was hired in May and the club members and staff couldn’t be happier. Youmans comes to HoliMont with over 34 years of ski ... Read More »

ECS Students March to Their Own Beat

By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter She stood, feet bare, ankles encircled in jingly bells, proudly admiring the fold-out tables covered with her collection. She had placed them there with the help of her granddaughter; each drum, tambourine, and rain stick a story yet to be told. Her purple-feathered earrings coloring the beige of the Ellicottville Memorial Library’s activity room, she ... Read More »

It’s Showtime for NY Seniors in Big 30 Classic

By Sam Wilson The Franklinville/Ellicottville football team’s then-undefeated season ended in November at New Era Field, but as it turned out, the Titans’ coaches weren’t done yet with six seniors. F/E coach Chad Bartoszek and staff got one more summer with six recent graduates from a senior class he refers to as “the first Titans,” as they entered high school ... Read More »

CTE Cosmetology Students Tour Ellicottville Salons

By Alicia Dziak Last week, the Ellicottville CTE BOCES cosmetology class toured Ellicottville salons, including the Ellicottville Salt Cave, The Edge Salon, Reflections, Oasis, Johnny the Barber, Rustix and Enix. Instructor Tracy Guntrum explained that students need 1,000 hours to be licensed in New York State, and that even if they never miss a class, they still need additional hours. ... Read More »

ECS Board Talks Overdose Training

By Caitlin Croft The July 31 meeting of the Ellicottville Central School Board opened with a motion to adopt the agenda with two changes; there was a second and ayes carried. Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Robert Miller advised he has recently attended training at the BOCES administrator retreat. To Miller, the largest takeaway was discussion on the book Unselfie by Michele ... Read More »

August Race Rundown

By Alicia Dziak It’s August, the height of summer and the height of race season. With so many great upcoming runs to take part in this month, make your plans, get registered, and get ready to cross that finish line! On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Christine Padasak Memorial Autism Awareness 5K & Fun Walk 5K returns to Springville. This race ... Read More »

Golf at Holiday Valley This Month

The Double Black Diamond course is a challenging, legitimate course, with a great laid back personality for some serious fun! Ladies Wine and Nine, Aug. 15, 5 p.m. A 2-lady scramble with prizes followed by wine and appetizers. $38 for HV Golf members, $48 non-members. Register at the Golf Shop or call (716) 699-3939. Youth Golf Clinics. Thursdays in August ... Read More »

Benefit Planned for West Valley Graduate Following Mid-May Accident

By Rich Place As a 2009 West Valley graduate continues to recover from a mid-May car accident that has her still at Erie County Medical Center, a group of friends have organized a benefit to help pay for her medical costs. Lindsey Thomas, a district manager at Vector Marketing, was T-boned on Broadway Road in Alden on May 18, according ... Read More »

Be CCLAA’s Guest at ‘Beauty and the Beast’ This Weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley A tale as old as time is being told by the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association (CCLAA) starting this weekend with their performance of “Beauty and the Beast.” The CCLAA and a cast of area performers will bring Disney’s 1991 film to life at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater starting Aug. 3 with this stage production ... Read More »

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