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July 2020 is Goal to Merge Town & Village Water

By Caitlin Croft The July meeting of the Town Board opened with a Public Hearing regarding Local Law No. 3 – 2018. This is a Local Law override the tax levy limit for fiscal year 2019. There were no members of the public in attendance to comment. The PH was left open for anyone who may stop by during the ... Read More »

CTE Cosmetology Students Volunteer at Hunter’s Hope Symposium

By Deb Everts Students from the Cosmetology Program at the Ellicottville Career and Technical Center (CTE) volunteered at the 2018 Hunter’s Hope Family & Medical Symposium held July 18-22 at Holiday Valley Resort. Accompanied by instructor Tracy Guntrum, three cosmetology students who will be seniors this fall were onsite at Creekside Lodge from 9 a.m. to noon July 20, where ... Read More »

Hansen’s Spectacular Sensations New Acrobatic Act to the Fair

By Deb Everts Audiences of all ages will be left breathless after watching Hansen’s Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations, a new grounds act at this year’s Cattaraugus County Fair. The Hansen family will present a fully self-contained acrobatic thrill show all weeklong. The acrobatic act features the Hansen family with Shane Hansen, his wife Alecia Michelle, and their three daughters, Olivia (14), ... Read More »

Abby Minnekine of Little Valley is New County Dairy Princess

By Rick Miller Abby Minnekine has been in training for the job of Cattaraugus County Dairy Princess for the past three years. Next week, Abby will be promoting dairy products at the Cattaraugus County Fair as the 2018 Dairy Princess. She previously served for two years as an ambassador to the Dairy Princess’ court, and last year was selected the ... Read More »

Social Media Propelled Kane Brown to Stardom

By Rich Place When one hears about someone trying to make it big in the country music scene, it’s not uncommon to imagine a talented musician singing at a honky tonk in Nashville or perhaps being an opening act at a county fair or small-town concert. But when country music meets the 21st century and the world of social media, ... Read More »

Charlie Daniels Band to Perform Aug. 1 at Fair

By Rich Place At a county fair that often features young, up-and-coming talent, the arrival of Charlie Daniels and his band on Wednesday, Aug. 1 to the Cattaraugus County Fair will celebrate the long and storied career of one of country music’s pioneers. After all, Daniels, now 81, had already released 18 studio albums by the time Kane Brown, who ... Read More »

Powers & Thomas Returning to Midway

By Rich Place Visitors to the midway at this year’s Cattaraugus County Fair will see a new offering of rides and attractions owned by a family already familiar with the annual fair. Powers & Thomas, a company owned and operated by siblings Eddy Powers and Tracy Thomas — along with their spouses Amy Powers and R.D. Thomas, respectively — will ... Read More »

Ellicottville Students Count Down to the Catt. Co. Fair

By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter The Cattaraugus County Fair is just around the corner and Ellicottville 4-H members are working ‘round the clock in preparation. The 4-H organization, facilitated in Ellicottville by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, is an international organization dedicated to “empowering young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.” In rural areas like this, 4-H ... Read More »

Stock Up During National Blueberry Month

By Alicia Dziak It’s the height of berry season in Western New York, which means time to stock up on all that fruity goodness. Besides the obvious tastiness of blueberries, the tiny, juicy “superfood”  have the highest antioxidants of any fruit, and just one cup provides a good amount of fiber and vitamin C without packing in a lot of ... Read More »

Happy 200th birthday, Great Valley!

By Rick Miller The Great Valley Bicentennial features a return to Old Home Days Saturday with a parade and family events at the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company. More than 25 parade units are registered for the parade so far, according to Great Valley historian Marilyn Eddy Siperek, who serves as Bicentennial chairperson. While deadline for entries has passed, there ... Read More »

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