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Happy Mudsliding!


By Alicia Dziak It’s Mudslide Weekend in Ellicottville, and you know what that means…runners, obstacles, plenty of mud and loads of crazy fun! On Saturday, June 16, the annual Mudslide returns to the slopes of Holiday Valley, bringing competitors of all ages and abilities. Heck, you might also see Superman or Big Foot out on the course! Racers get a ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Father’s Day Outings


By Mary Heyl Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to show Dad some love (and a great time!) by sharing a memorable experience together at one of the region’s great outdoor events taking place this weekend. From hiking to biking to hitting the links, there are lots of great ways for families to get away for the day and ... Read More »

The Year at ECS at a Glance

By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter The 2017-2018 school year is coming to a close and, as usual, it has been an incredibly eventful one! Let’s take a moment to honor all the accomplishments of ECS students this year: The Boys Varsity Soccer Team made semi-finals • The Girls Varsity Soccer Team made the playoffs • The Varsity Football Team ... Read More »

Three Sign Permits Approved at Ellicottville Village Board Meeting

By Caitlin Croft The June 2018 meeting of the Ellicottville Village Planning Board opened with an architectural review of 21 Elizabeth St. This is regarding a garage renovation and a second story will be added. This will consist of one bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. Because there is no kitchen and there is access via stairs to the first floor ... Read More »

Village Board Submits Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant Application

By Caitlin Croft The good news that the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant application has been submitted opened the June meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board on Tuesday. The village has been working on the application for some time with the aid of a grant writer, assistant, survey and three public meetings. Those who attended the meetings or provided an email ... Read More »

Public Discussion Dominates Second WVCS Budget Presentation

By Rich Place The West Valley School Board of Education hosted another budget hearing Monday night as it prepares to send the same proposed 2018-19 school budget, as well as a bus proposition, to voters who turned down the spending plan in mid-May. The board opted to allow residents to vote June 19, the date mandated by the state for ... Read More »

50 Outdoor Concerts

Dennis Deyoung

By Alicia Dziak Outdoor concert season is here in WNY! Whether you like your music on the country, rock, hip hop or throwback side, there’s something for everyone. Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival is coming to Holiday Valley June 29-July 1. On Friday, June 29, Michael Glabicki, the lead singer of Rusted Root, and his new band, Uprooted, will take to ... Read More »

Barnwood Painting Part of This Weekend’s Relay


By Alicia Dziak On Saturday, June 9, Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, returns to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley. Relay is no longer held in Springville like it once was, Little Valley is now the closest event of its kind. What exactly is the Relay for Life? It’s a team fundraising event ... Read More »

Ready, Set … Mud!


By Alicia Dziak In the mood for some friendly competition? How about a chairlift ride, some snowmakers, a bunch of fun obstacles, lots of laughs, and oh yeah, did we mention MUD? It’s all back and it’s better than ever as the Holiday Valley Mudslide returns on Saturday, June 16. What sets the Mudslide apart from other area obstacle races? ... Read More »

ECS Board Hosts Short Meeting

By Caitlin Croft The brief June 5 meeting of the Ellicottville Central School Board opened with a motion to adopt the agenda with addition; there was a second and ayes carried. • There was a motion to approve the following consent items: the board approved the minutes of the May 29 meeting, acknowledgement of the May 30 Claims Auditor Report ... Read More »

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