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Go Out Like a Lion This Weekend


By Alicia Dziak It’s the last full weekend in March, and there’s still plenty to do on and off the slopes! Head to Holiday Valley, where several lifts and trails remain open. Twilight skiing will be offered through March 25. This means most lifts will be open until 4:30 p.m., and Cindy’s and Sunrise will stay open until 7 p.m. ... Read More »

Town and Village Work Together


By Jennie Acklin Grants Writer, Public Works, HVAC System All Shared Projects During the Wednesday, March 15 Town of Ellicottville board meeting, privilege of the floor was extended via conference call to Diana Cihak, president of Upper Edge Consulting of Buffalo, NY. Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell and Village board members Greg Cappelli and Sherman Wilkens also were in ... Read More »

Anything Goes at ECS March 30-April 1


By Elizabeth Riggs Climb aboard the S.S. American next weekend as the Ellicottville High School Drama Club presents madcap musical, Anything Goes, debuting Thursday, March 30. The musical will mark the first under the direction of Jon Wilder, who has more than 30 years of experience directing at Salamanca High School, as well as the Lancaster Opera House with a ... Read More »

Greater Olean Home Show April 7-9


By Mary Heyl No matter how simple or grand your plans for home-renovation are this spring, the Greater Olean Home Show is an excellent starting point. The home show, sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC) and its 50 corporate sponsors, takes place at the William O. Smith Recreation Center at 551 East State Street across from ... Read More »

Eat, Drink, Dance, Repeat at Balloons


By Elizabeth Riggs With its delicious house specials, fun décor, weekly appetizer and drinks specials, and abundant live entertainment, it’s easy to see why Balloons Restaurant and Nightclub has floated to the top of Ellicottville’s list of go-to venues for both locals and skiers alike. Balloons, which has been open for nearly 30 years, is a full-service restaurant, dishing up ... Read More »

From Sneakers to Cleats


By Indrek Kongats “Take me out to the ball game” was coined over 109 years ago and is still going strong, sung loud and proud at each and every baseball game across the nation. Spring arrived at 6:29 a.m. March 20 as the sure sign that the baseball and softball seasons are once again upon us. The New York Yankees ... Read More »

Randolph Heats Up This Spring


By Mary Heyl Spring is officially here, and the historic village of Randolph has so much to offer visitors who are looking for a fun way to spend the weekend! Brand new events hosted by the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation are the perfect opportunity to enjoy the new season in Randolph, where fun for every member of the family ... Read More »

Odyssey of the Mind Competition March 25

By Elizabeth Riggs While many high school graduates fondly remember participation in athletics, band and choir, these days, Ellicottville students have even more options, including the growingly popular Odyssey of the Mind. Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program, provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. ECS Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Colleen Bower has been ... Read More »

Indulge in Maple Weekends


By Alicia Dziak Syrup! Sugar! Suckers! Fluff! If you like maple in any of its many sweet forms, Maple Weekends are for you! Maple Weekends have become a March tradition in WNY since their inception in 1995. This state-wide event features members of the New York State Maple Producers Association inviting families and friends into their sugarhouses to experience the ... Read More »

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