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Village of Ellicottville Celebrates 175th Birthday

By Mary Fox Ellicottville has reached another milestone in its long and interesting history – 175 years ago, on April 1, 1837, the Village of Ellicottville was incorporated. In 1808, Cattaraugus County was formed. A site in the geographic center of the county was chosen for the county seat. This site, which would become Ellicottville, was not settled until 1813. ... Read More »

Farmer-Neighbor Dinner Premier April 25

  Area farmers have long dedicated many hours to grow healthy, nutritious foods, which they sell at farmers markets, farm stands and grocery stores. Yet, few know these hardworking folks by name. The First Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner took place on April 25 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 6360 Route 242 in Ellicottville, providing an opportunity for the ... Read More »

Fundraiser for the Ellicottville Food Pantry

Dinner at the Community Table A community dinner has been a project-in-the-works of Jennifer Karns for quite some time.   With the help of many others involved with the Ellicottville Food Pantry, it will become a reality on May 11, 2012. As the idea evolved from its earliest stages, turning it into a fundraiser for the Food Pantry made perfect sense.  ... Read More »

Competition Provides Challenging Season for Ellicottville Central School Baseball and Softball Teams

By Erin Bohn, ECS Student Liaison Both the Ellicottville baseball and softball teams are in very competitive leagues this year, however, the teams keep putting forward their best efforts to play these bigger schools. Recent snowfall has added to the season’s challenges. The Eagles baseball team’s record at present is two wins and six losses. The record reflects their success ... Read More »

Ellicottville Town Board Meeting – Wednesday April 18, 2012

Town Board Meeting Public Hearing to be Scheduled on the Comprehensive Master Plan, East Tank Project   Wednesday April 18, Ellicottville Town Hall   The Town Board meeting was called to order by Supervisor John Burrell at 6pm.  In attendance were Greg Fitzpatrick, Ken Hinman, John Northrup, Steve Crowley, Don Auge and Mark Alianello.  Minutes from the March Board meeting ... Read More »

Fundraisers for 2012 Ellicottville Relay For Life Underway

Fundraisers for 2012 Relay For Life Underway By Erin Bohn The fight against cancer continues on June 2, 2012, the date of Ellicottville’s Relay For Life. Team captains just had their second meeting and it looks to be an exciting, inspirational event. The meeting included fundraising information for the teams, American Cancer Society “Ban the Teen Tan” awareness and updates ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Construction Update from Mel Duggan

Mel Duggan, Owner, Duggan & Duggan  General Contractors Inc. “The Holiday Valley Lodge construction project is progressing at a steady pace seven days a week,” according to Mel Duggan, owner of Duggan & Duggan General Contractors Inc.   All eyes are upon the big hole in the ground, anxiously awaiting the new building to emerge.   “Hundreds of yards of ... Read More »

Cattaraugus Little Valley School Closing Update

Savings to be Higher than Anticipated By Eva Potter “With a heavy heart and a lot of anxiety on some of the board members, I think, and parts of the community, yes, we made the decision to bring all of our students here on the Cattaraugus campus and to be one school,” said Jon Peterson, superintendent of the Cattaraugus-Little Valley ... Read More »

Ellicottville Central School Board Meeting – April 20, 2012

ECS: Spring Break Split Next Year By Andrew LaBorde   The Ellicottville Central School regular board meeting was held on April 10, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.   The board discussed the New York State law that states the school is required to attach their “report card” to the proposed budget. This report card shows the school’s spending per pupil compared ... Read More »

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