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ECS begins year-end preparations

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter The May 7 Board of Education meeting got off to a slow and relaxed start in the Ellicottville High School library. With no special presentations, Superintendent Bob Miller was yielded the floor.  According to his report, testing for the Emergency Capital Project tiling is soon set to proceed. Still transitioning from the flooding that occurred ... Read More »

Ellicottville’s Nannen Arboretum sees cleanup work from CTE class

By Deb Everts Thanks to the Natural Resources class at Ellicottville’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center, the Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville is getting a good clean up and a fresh start for the spring and summer season.  Instructor Dave Swaciak said his students in the junior class went to the arboretum behind Ellicottville’s town center May 8 to work ... Read More »

Ellicottville student receives $3,200 NHS Scholarship

By Tom Dinki An Ellicottville Central School senior has been awarded a prestigious National Honor Society scholarship. Ginna Hensel, a member of the school’s NHS chapter, was announced May 1 as one of 575 NHS Scholarship semifinalists out of more than 11,000 applicants and will receive $3,200 toward her higher education. She was recognized for the honor at last week’s ... Read More »

Ellicottville students among those recognized at Catt. County NHS dinner

By Tom Dinki Last week’s 48th annual Cattaraugus County National Honor Society recognition banquet was attended by some of the area’s brightest and most accomplished students — the kind who likely won’t have much trouble finding fields they excel in.  So they were asked to meet another challenge: find a job they’re both good at and enjoy.  “Find a job ... Read More »

Great Valley Regatta to make a splash this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley Although with lower participation expected than past years, officials for the Great Valley Regatta said the number of people signed up for the trip down Great Valley Creek is at a good amount for this weekend. Mark Ward, second assistant fire chief at the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, which organizes the event, said several factors ... Read More »

Enjoy the May days at Allegany State Park

By Kellen M. Quigley Although the peak summer days and nights at Allegany State Park aren’t here just yet, the weather is getting warmer and the sun is in the sky just a little longer each day. What better way to enjoy the outdoors this spring than with these great activities coming to New York’s largest state park? I Love ... Read More »

Allegany State Park gets $2.5 M in state budget for projects

By Rick Miller The 2019 New York State budget contains more than $2.5 million for several projects in Allegany State Park, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week.  “State parks are central to New York’s thriving tourism economy and millions of New Yorkers turn to these world-class natural treasures each year for fun, exercise and community engagement,” Cuomo said. “This significant ... Read More »

EVGV Trail to hold Ham and Turkey Party fundraiser

The Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail will host its third annual Ham and Turkey Raffle Party at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at the Ellicottville American Legion, 6500 Maples Road in Ellicottville. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the EVGV Trail, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Nannen Arboretum. Admission tickets are $20 and admits one person ... Read More »

Ski Club ladies present $7,570 check to Children’s Advocacy Center

On Feb. 15, the ladies of the Ellicottville Ski Club at Holiday Valley held their 14th annual ESC Ladies’ Day, where the women raised $7,570 to benefit this year’s recipient, the Southern Tier Children’s Advocacy Center. What began 14 years ago as an informal ski day followed by a dinner prepared by the men of club has grown to be ... Read More »

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