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Lady Eagles Ready for Kick Off

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By Louisa Bentavich ECS Student Reporter After two months of 6:30 a.m. soccer workouts, summer soccer games and running in the sweltering sauna of an Ellicottville summer, the Ellicottville Central School girls are ready for the 2018-19 soccer season. With Aug. 13 just around the corner, ECS girls’ soccer players are pushing themselves to see who can best the Cooper ... Read More »

Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival Coming Aug. 19


By Alicia Dziak Music and art await at the sixth annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival! Held from 2 to 7 p.m., this festival will celebrate a day of creativity. Just a short drive into the hills off Route 219 between Springville and Ellicottville lies one of the largest and oldest sculpture parks in the country, Griffis Sculpture Park. Since ... Read More »

August Means Fun in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak August is a month full of summertime activities, special events and long days of fun. Whether you like an action-packed day of outdoor adventure, a relaxing evening of live music and tasty desserts or a competitive day on the golf course, Ellicottville has got you covered this August! Special Events Get a ‘Taste of Ellicottville’ Every month ... Read More »

Kane Brown Delivers in High-Energy, Sold Out Show at Catt. Co. Fair


By Rich Place One of the hottest tickets in town featuring an up-and-coming country music star didn’t disappoint Tuesday, as Kane Brown performed to a sellout crowd at the Cattaraugus County Fair. While casual country music fans may recognize his two most well-known hits, “What Ifs” and “Heaven,” plenty of those in attendance knew his deeper tracks and sang along ... Read More »

ECS Students March to Their Own Beat


By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter She stood, feet bare, ankles encircled in jingly bells, proudly admiring the fold-out tables covered with her collection. She had placed them there with the help of her granddaughter; each drum, tambourine, and rain stick a story yet to be told. Her purple-feathered earrings coloring the beige of the Ellicottville Memorial Library’s activity room, she ... Read More »

It’s Showtime for NY Seniors in Big 30 Classic

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By Sam Wilson The Franklinville/Ellicottville football team’s then-undefeated season ended in November at New Era Field, but as it turned out, the Titans’ coaches weren’t done yet with six seniors. F/E coach Chad Bartoszek and staff got one more summer with six recent graduates from a senior class he refers to as “the first Titans,” as they entered high school ... Read More »

CTE Cosmetology Students Tour Ellicottville Salons


By Alicia Dziak Last week, the Ellicottville CTE BOCES cosmetology class toured Ellicottville salons, including the Ellicottville Salt Cave, The Edge Salon, Reflections, Oasis, Johnny the Barber, Rustix and Enix. Instructor Tracy Guntrum explained that students need 1,000 hours to be licensed in New York State, and that even if they never miss a class, they still need additional hours. ... Read More »

ECS Board Talks Overdose Training

By Caitlin Croft The July 31 meeting of the Ellicottville Central School Board opened with a motion to adopt the agenda with two changes; there was a second and ayes carried. Superintendent’s Report: Superintendent Robert Miller advised he has recently attended training at the BOCES administrator retreat. To Miller, the largest takeaway was discussion on the book Unselfie by Michele ... Read More »

August Race Rundown

By Alicia Dziak It’s August, the height of summer and the height of race season. With so many great upcoming runs to take part in this month, make your plans, get registered, and get ready to cross that finish line! On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Christine Padasak Memorial Autism Awareness 5K & Fun Walk 5K returns to Springville. This race ... Read More »

Benefit Planned for West Valley Graduate Following Mid-May Accident

By Rich Place As a 2009 West Valley graduate continues to recover from a mid-May car accident that has her still at Erie County Medical Center, a group of friends have organized a benefit to help pay for her medical costs. Lindsey Thomas, a district manager at Vector Marketing, was T-boned on Broadway Road in Alden on May 18, according ... Read More »

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