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Summer Break Is Here!

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By Alicia Dziak Woo hoo! School is out for summer! If you live in Ellicottville, you know there’s plenty of awesome activities to keep kids (and parents!) busy for the next couple months. Now open daily throughout the summer, head to Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park. Sky High is made up of three components: the Aerial Park, the Climbing ... Read More »

Ellicottville Saddles Up for Annual Rodeo

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By Elizabeth Riggs It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right. It’s time for the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo, which will be saddling up from June 29 through July 2. Located at 6319 Sommerville Road, just outside Ellicottville, the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo marks its 29th year, and is one of the largest International Professional Rodeo Association/APRA sanctioned rodeos in ... Read More »

Ward Leads Final ECS Board Meeting

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By Elizabeth Riggs In his last Ellicottville Central School District Board Meeting, Superintendent Mark Ward said his heartfelt goodbyes to the Board, which announced that the high school gymnasium and multi-use facility would be henceforth named “The Mark J. Ward Center for The Arts and Athletics” or “The Ward.” At Ward’s retirement party, which was held last Thursday at Holiday ... Read More »

Explore Area History This Summer

Explore Area History This Summer By Mary Heyl Discover Cattaraugus County’s rich history this summer by participating in one of the upcoming lectures and events taking place in Ellicottville and throughout the county. Whether you’d like to dig deeper into the history of Ellicottville, participate in a ghost tour, or consider the CIA’s involvement in the deaths of JFK and ... Read More »

Get Married in Ellicottville!

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By Mary Heyl Are wedding bells in your future? Whether you’re planning a small, intimate ceremony or are looking for a large venue for many guests, you and your sweetheart are destined to find the perfect location in Ellicottville. From bridal showers to rehearsal dinners to the ceremony itself, Ellicottville’s unique venues and restaurants will certainly make your big day ... Read More »

Mudslide and Paddlefest June 17

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By Alicia Dziak Competition? Obstacles? Mud? Bring it on! The annual Mudslide makes its way back to Holiday Valley this weekend, June 17. Get ready for some fun! Competitors can choose from two distances—a 3.5 mile or a 5.4 mile course. Both courses start by Spruce Lake and racers even get a ride up the Spruce chairlift to the starting ... Read More »

Plans for 23 Washington Street Modified and Get Planning Board Approval

By Caitlin Croft The project that has caused much controversy at 23 Washington Street, PB-2017-02 has modified its plans and addressed all concerns brought up by the public in the March 2017 Public Hearing. Previously proposed was a 480-sq. ft. three-story addition to the rear of the building that was to include an elevator and stairwell. The rear existing portion ... Read More »

Ward Looks Back at 42 Years of Educating

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By Elizabeth Riggs On Friday, June 30, Mark Ward will walk out the doors of Ellicottville Central Schools for the last time as the ECS superintendent, as he officially hands over the reigns to Bob Miller on July 1. This week, the Ellicottville Times sat down with Mr. Ward to talk about his vast history with the district, various roles ... Read More »

Proposed Code of Ethics Stirs up Village Board

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By Caitlin Croft This month’s regularly scheduled Village Board meeting opened with a Public Hearing on the new proposed Code of Ethics (CoE). This proposed CoE is almost identical to the one adopted by the Town of Ellicottville back in 2012. New York State mandated that all municipalities adopt a CoE, yet the Village has failed to comply. Before the ... Read More »

EVL Yurts and Recreation Opening Soon

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By Alicia Dziak Looking for a unique way to connect to the great outdoors? Want to be close to Ellicottville, Griffis Sculpture Park and nature? Tucked away in the foothills of the Enchanted Mountains, located at 7756 Route 219, adjacent to the old Riley’s restaurant, is EVL Yurts and Recreation, where meandering trails, old willows, a babbling brook and oh ... Read More »

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