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Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic Jan. 25-26

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By Alicia Dziak Calling all intermediate and advanced female skiers! Your opportunity to become a better skier, try out new equipment and make new friends in the process is here. On Jan. 25 and 26, Lisa Densmore Ballard returns to Holiday Valley to lead the “Your Turn” women’s ski clinic. Ballard is a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 101: Biathlon, Cross Country and Nordic Combined


By Alicia Dziak Only a few more weeks before the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Olympics offer something for everyone — whether you’re an athlete or not, who doesn’t love a little international competition among the world’s finest athletes? The bonus is that they’re competing in sports we don’t usually get to watch live. ... Read More »

Camp at ASP This Winter

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By Alicia Dziak It’s wintertime and Allegany State Park (ASP), New York State’s largest state park, is ready to be enjoyed by winter enthusiasts. What better way to enjoy it than to spend a weekend or more winter camping with family or friends? The park houses hundreds of cabins, many of them winterized. There are also full-service cottages, on both ... Read More »

Celebrate Winter: Food & Crafts to Stay Warm on Cold Days

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By Mary Heyl Winter is the perfect time of year to learn something new—not only is January the time of year for resolutions, but there’s plenty of time to put them into practice! This month, resolve to try something new, whether it’s a new recipe, sharing some homemade fun, or learning to finger knit with your children or grandchildren. Snowy ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Avoid Common Mistakes in Strength Training


By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer Are you one of the many people who feel you are working out consistently, but so far your muscles aren’t looking any more sculpted than when you started? If you’ve been putting in the work, but not seeing results, it’s likely that something is wrong with your workout—not your willpower. Avoid five ... Read More »

Spend the Holiday Weekend in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak Hooray for holiday weekends! Having Monday off is the perfect excuse to explore Ellicottville and all that it’s known for this time of year. Whether you prefer your winter fun indoors or out, you’re sure to pack a whole lot of memories into three days! Long weekends mean more time on the slopes. As of press time, ... Read More »

Developer’s Offering Signage at 1887 Building Approved

By Caitlin Croft The January 2018 meeting of the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board (VPB) opened with the approval of the December 2017 minutes. There were no corrections or additions to the minutes and a motion was made to approve; there was a second and the minutes were approved. The first item under New Business was the Sign Permits for ... Read More »

Zoning Amendments Proposed to Village Board

By Caitlin Croft The January 2018 meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board (VB) opened with minor corrections to the minutes from the December 2018 meeting. There was a motion to approve the minutes as corrected; a second and they were approved. Next, there was a motion to approve the Department of Public Works Report; there was a second and it ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 101: Figure Skating, Speed Skating & Short Track

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By Alicia Dziak On Feb. 9, the world’s eyes will be on PyeongChang, South Korea, marking the beginning of the Opening Ceremonies of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Several of the events include athletes gliding on ice, aiming for speed, grace and the gold medal. Figure Skating Figure skating is the oldest discipline in the Olympic Winter Games, making the ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness


By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer We all know that daily exercise is invaluable to keeping our bodies strong and functional. You know the old saying, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”—well, turns out, it’s completely true.  You may not feel this way in your youth, but as you age, the less you do physically will ... Read More »

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