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Tamarack Adds New Conference Center

No need to mourn the old chalet when you can see its best features recycled and reused in the construction of Tamarack’s gorgeous new conference facility.   When the Clubhouse Chalet demolition started less than 60 days ago, the HV Conference Committee was left with the challenge of finding an onsite location for all the summer conferences that were already ... Read More »

Family Fun at ECS Science and Technology Exposition

By Erin Bohn The second annual Science and Technology Exposition is almost here. On May 15, 2012, at Ellicottville Central School, students in grades 6–12 will have their hard work from the past year on display. There are many science and technology related projects and demonstrations for everyone to enjoy. Classes involved in the expo are Earth Science, Chemistry, 7th ... Read More »

History in the Making Sawmills, Inns and Trading Posts

By Mary Fox The first Ellicottville Historical Society meeting for 2012 was held May 8 at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Bill Burrell, John Burrell and Pam Litchfield launched the society’s speaker series on Ellicottville pioneers.   A presentation by Bill and John Burrell was given on their ancestral home next to St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Pam Litchfield talked about her ... Read More »

Two First-Time Area Events offer Music, Adventure and Horsey Fun

  Gowanda Chamber of Commerce is holding the first annual Gowanda Zoar Valley Fest & Jamboree on May 11–12. On Friday, the 13th annual Crouse 5K Challenge will start at the American Legion Post #409. Race start time is 6:30 p.m. To register for the 5K, visit   Saturday’s events include competitive kayaking, rafting, guided hiking into Zoar Valley, ... Read More »

700 Club Donates to Six Local Charities

Everything Ellicottville 700 Club Donates to Six Local Charities by Mary Fox “It was a very successful year,” said Dave Jones as he proudly presented a check this past week from the 700 Club to Sherman Wilkens and Bob McCarthy. The funds will be used by the Ellicottville Public Charities, which Sherman and Bob represent. The Ellicottville Public Charities began ... Read More »

Back in the Day: Celebrating Ellicottville’s Past

By Mary Fox   The pioneers who settled in Ellicottville, as in all of Western New York, came from varied backgrounds but shared a common characteristic – the determination to sacrifice all they had to face an unknown they believed would make their way of life better. This belief fired them to set out upon a difficult journey without adequate ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Duggan & Duggan Construction Update

Steel and Wooden Beams Create Lodge Skeleton Over the next three weeks, 330 tons of steel will be delivered in 15 loads to the construction site of the new Holiday Valley lodge. Steel setting started this week and the new lodge has already started to take shape. Monday through Friday cranes and construction workers will be placing each piece of steel to ... Read More »

One More Week Until World’s Largest Luau Comes to Holiday Valley

One More Week Until World’s Largest Luau Comes to Holiday Valley Benebration to Kiss Cancer Goodbye   ELLICOTTVILLE – It’s only one week away! On Saturday, May 12 from 3 p.m.–8 p.m., Holiday Valley will be hosting a Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye World’s Largest Luau “benebration” including with live entertainment, a silent auction, basket auction and plenty of great prizes! ... Read More »

Winzen Group Moving Forward with Development

Project Update: Ellicottville Vacation Properties Winzen Group Moving Forward with Development By Eva Potter Raymond Zenkovich, chief operating officer of the Winzen Group of Companies, has been coming to Ellicottville for about 15 years, because he and his family enjoy what Ellicottville has to offer in all seasons. This prompted him to make an even bigger investment when his company ... Read More »

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