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Holiday Valley Donates to the Community

In support of regional youth programs and Mercy Flight, Holiday Valley donated $7,250 to several local groups on June 5, 2012. Throughout the season, Holiday Valley hosts events that not only entertain guests but generate funds for these donations. Events include the Fall Festival chairlift rides, Winter Carnival events and Snow Bar, and the Guns and Hoses Snowmakers Race.   ... Read More »

ECS Offers Unconventional Education in Big Picture Learning Program

by Jeff Cole A traditional seven-hour school day in which students journey from classroom to classroom, listen to lectures, jot down notes and pour over several homework assignments may suffice for many pupils. But for others, this can be a challenge. According to, one student drops out of school every 12 seconds in America for one reason or another. ... Read More »

ECS Board Merges Some Sports and Reviews District Policies

  By Jennie Acklin   The ECS Board of Education Meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. on June 5, 2012. The first item on the agenda was School Nurse Diana Golley’s online report on childhood obesity, which can be found in its entirety at Golley’s letter of retirement was also accepted during this meeting, August 21, 2012. ... Read More »

Food Truck and Pantry Experience Abundant Success

By Annie Widger   The Food Express Truck was a huge success thanks to the volunteers who served 28 families, a number expected to increase the next time the truck delivers to Ellicottville on June 25. Families and individuals can look for the Food Express Truck to arrive every fourth Monday of each month at 1:15 p.m. in the United Church ... Read More »

Walking Under Rainbows at the Relay For Life

By Dash Hegeman   At its core, the Relay For Life is about one thing: hope. Hope for another year with a loved one who has been given a terminal cancer diagnosis. Hope for new findings in cancer research. Hope for less evasive treatment options. But mostly, the Relay For Life is about the hope of a future where cancer ... Read More »

Way Back When: Olean Point

By Mary Fox In 1804, Major Adam Hoops, believing that a great city could be created at the confluence of the Allegany River and Olean Creek, purchased 20,000 acres from the Holland Land Company. Olean Point became the place of embarkation for thousands of settlers seeking a water route to the Ohio Territory and beyond. Moving west from New England, ... Read More »

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