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Ellicottville’s Fredrickson, Azcarate win section in last meet before states

Ellicottville’s Logan Fredrickson and Mitchell Azcarate won Section 6 alpine ski titles after the Eagles’ final regular season slalom races Wednesday night at Buffalo Ski Center. Fredrickson was first in the second among girls racers while her twin sister Hayly Fredrickson was third, following Williamsville’s Candice Kasahara. Mitchell Azcarate won the boys sectional title, followed by teammate Eric Shattenberg in ... Read More »

Great Valley town board discusses various projects in Kill Buck

By Kellen M. Quigley Various projects concerning the sewer system, community park and potential playground were all discussed last week at the Great Valley Town Board’s regular meeting. The board has been working for a couple months on a grant to have a study done on the Kill Buck sewer system, but needs the cooperation of the hamlet’s residents for ... Read More »

HoliMont to host ‘Frosty CX’ fat bike races next weekend

By Deb Everts Winter fun at HoliMont Ski Resort is going to be even more exciting when the inaugural “Frosty CX” fat bike race comes to the resort Feb. 23. The new, non-skiing event features hardy souls who set out to conquer the snow on their fat bikes, which are basically mountain bikes with huge tires that are made for ... Read More »

EBC, Sprague’s craft a social media hit with pancake beer

By Bob Clark . Special to the Times Two popular tastes of Cattaraugus County were combined and recently released — and immediately proved popular online.  Debuting last week was the Blueberry Maple Pancake beer, produced by Ellicottville Brewing Co., using maple syrup produced by Sprague’s Maple Farm of Portville.  EBC owner Peter Kreinheder and Sprague’s owner Randy Sprague said they ... Read More »

Slip down a slope at HV’s annual Penguin Paddle

By Deb Everts Make like a penguin and slide down a slippery slope at this year’s annual Penguin Paddle that takes place  Saturday, Feb. 23. The slide features hundreds of fun-loving people who put on a helmet and don a black garbage bag, then slide down Yodeler Slope on their bellies like a penguin to raise money for Holiday Valley’s ... Read More »

The future is now at ECS

By Louisa Benatovich . Student Reporter Buzz… buzz… buzz…  Phones rang synchronously in the calculus classroom. We all looked. It was a message from Mr. Matt Finn, our class advisor.  “Tomorrow is not a dress-up day for Spirit Week,” the message read, “but we encourage ONLY seniors to participate in ‘Future Day.’ This means you may wear apparel from a college ... Read More »

Eagles rise to 10-0 in league, defeat Pine Valley 55-48

Having already clinched the league title, the Ellicottville boys basketball team used Monday to push an unbeaten league mark to 10 straight.  But it might have gotten a bit more of a test than it expected.  Clayton Rowland recorded 15 points, five assists and four steals to guide the Eagles to a 55-48 CCAA East II victory over Pine Valley. ... Read More »

Fun For All This February

 By Kellen M. Quigley Don’t be fooled by the recent thaw — there is still plenty of winter left, which means plenty of time to enjoy all Ellicottville and the Enchanted Mountains have to offer for outdoor and indoor fun this time of year. Get ready to mark your calendar. On Friday, Feb. 8, check out Holiday Valley’s Mountain Ski ... Read More »

Despite recent thaw, Ellicottville ski areas in good shape

By Kellen M. Quigley Thanks to modern technology and weeks of preparation in the fall, the recent bout of warm weather had little effect on the two Ellicottville destinations for all things snowsport. This past week, temperatures soared into the 50s as the streets and sidewalks became clear of snow and ice for the first time in many weeks. But ... Read More »

Former Olympic skier proposes Scandinavian Spa in Ellicottville

By Rick Miller Travis Mayer trained at Holiday Valley before he won the silver medal for moguls in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. He’s looking to return to Ellicottville, where he and his wife, Elisabeth, are hoping to build a $2.4 million Scandinavian-style spa that would be unique to this region. “We looked at a bunch of locations, ... Read More »

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