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Elliot Bowen earns first Empire 8 Rookie of the Week honors

The Alfred University men’s basketball team had its second Empire 8 Rookie of the Week this season as Elliot Bowen, a Salamanca native and Ellicottville High School graduate, was the conference’s selection on Monday afternoon. The Saxons already had Brewster Marshall (Horseheads) as an Empire 8 Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week after a big game against Rochester Institute of ... Read More »

Eight inducted into National Technical Honor Society

On Dec. 6, the Ellicottville Career and Technical Center (BOCES) inducted eight senior Career and Technical Education students from component school districts into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) that currently serves approximately 100,000 active members. It honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education students and cultivates excellence in tomorrow’s workforce. Membership is based on academic and technical ... Read More »

Ellicottville Fire Department holds installation banquet

The Ellicottville Fire Department held its annual installation banquet on Saturday, Dec. 8. Chief Ed Fredrickson reported that the fire department responded to 173 fire calls in 2018. This included 10 structure fires, 34 motor vehicle accidents, three vehicle fires, 35 false alarms, 50 hazards and 10 landing zones for Mercy Flight. The company also had 50 work sessions. Chief ... Read More »

Opening Day at HoliMont Dec. 14

By Kellen M. Quigley As blankets of snow continue to fall over Western New York, eager skiers and snowboards will head to Ellicottville this weekend for opening day at HoliMont. While the cold temperatures and harsher driving conditions may make winter less enjoyable for some, plenty could be hitting the slopes for the first time Friday and making their way ... Read More »

Winter sports activities begin with Demo Day

By Kellen M. Quigley With the first official day of winter just a week away, the snow is likely here to stay. Whether you prefer hitting the slopes on skis or a snowboarders, bounding down the hill in a tube or trekking through the forests of Cattaraugus County, Ellicottville has you covered. Head to Holiday Valley this Saturday, Dec. 15, ... Read More »

Alpine Touring is the new thing at City Garage

By Caitlin Croft As winter has arrived early, the air in Ellicottville is filled with that electric excitement of a new season. Avid snow-sport enthusiasts line the streets of our small village searching for that perfect piece to add to their collection. The past two winters have been fabulous, and between mother nature and the snowmakers, nothing is stopping those ... Read More »

Erie Ski Club to donate $4,200 to Lounsbury Adaptive Program

The Erie Ski Club will be making a $4,200 donation to the Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Friday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Lounsbury building at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. The club put on the Warren Miller ski and adventure movie Nov. 24 at the HO Hirt Auditorium in Erie. Ticket sales and sponsorships totaled $4,200 and the board ... Read More »

Season off to a good start at Holiday Valley

By Rick Miller After opening the day after Thanksgiving, Holiday Valley Resort is already marking its 18th skiing day today — getting the 2018-19 season off to a great start. Weather permitting, Holiday Valley should have 85 percent of its slopes open this weekend, said marketing director Jane Eshbaugh. “We’ve been very fortunate, we’ve been able to make a lot ... Read More »

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