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Ashford Junction Diner Celebrates One Year


By Alicia Dziak Traveling east from Ellicottville and south from Springville, where Routes 240 and 242 and also two sets of train tracks meet, it’s hard to believe this quiet little intersection of Ashford Junction was once a highly-populated area of Ellicottville. In the late 1800s, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway (BR&P) built a passenger stop in Ashford Junction, ... Read More »

ASP Meets EVL at the Bear Paw Shoppe


By Alicia Dziak There’s a new store in town, ready to open its doors just in time for the holiday season! The Bear Paw Shoppe will feature some great items customers might recognize from nearby Allegany State Park, and that’s because the new store will be owned and operated by John Marino of J-Con Parks, the concessionaire for the park. ... Read More »

HV’s Snowsports School Co-Directors Combine Talents for the Season

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By Alicia Dziak The ski and snowboard season has officially begun, and with it comes the excitement of getting back to the slopes and getting reacquainted with your ski legs. While skiing and snowboarding are much like riding a bicycle­—once you learn how, you don’t really forget­—they are also sports that are constantly evolving and giving you opportunities to improve. ... Read More »

Dekdebruns and Finnerty’s Team Up for Ski Movie Premiere Dec. 2

By Alicia Dziak With last week’s opening of Holiday Valley, it’s time to get excited about the upcoming ski season, and for those of you looking for a unique way to celebrate, how about checking out the premiere of a new ski movie? On Saturday, Dec. 2, Dekdebruns presents “This is Home,” a film by The Faction Collective, at Finnerty’s ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season Christmas in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak The Thanksgiving break is all about family, and after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and mashed potatoes, what better way to start the Christmas season than with family in Ellicottville? Ellicottville’s Chamber of Commerce has been hosting “Christmas in Ellicottville” for decades and every year, new events and activities are added to the schedule. The festivities begin ... Read More »

Gado Gado Celebrates 20 Years in EVL


By Alicia Dziak First opened in 1997 by Ellicottville native and ECS graduate Suzanne Roberts, Gado Gado has become a staple in the community. Over the years, Ellicottville has changed, the store has changed, and Roberts moved hundreds of miles away to Chicago, but one thing has remained the same—Gado Gado still offers a unique selection of items you can’t ... Read More »

Gobble for Groceries This Thanksgiving

By Alicia Dziak Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for everything you have, and also a time to give back to those who might not have as much. In Springville, a great way to give back on Thanksgiving morning is Gobble for Groceries, a 5K and fun walk to benefit the Trading Post. Located at 38 Franklin Street in ... Read More »

A November to Remember

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By Alicia Dziak November in Ellicottville means many things. From festivals to holiday shopping to gearing up for ski season, there’s no better place to spend this month! On Nov. 10 and 11, Holiday Valley hosts their annual Beer and Wine Festival. Join friends old and new for a sampling of local brews and wines. See the article below for ... Read More »

Beer, Wine and Voodoo Magic Nov. 10-11


By Alicia Dziak Beer! Wine! Food! Music! While that describes many of the fun-filled weekend in Ellicottville, all the best of the best come together next weekend for Holiday Valley’s 14th annual Beer and Wine Festival, Nov. 10 and 11. Imagine dozens of your favorite craft brews and vinos together all in one place. Sprinkle in some live music and ... Read More »

Last Chance for Sky High


By Alicia Dziak Navigate 13 courses that include ziplines and challenging obstacles at the Aerial Park. Climb to the treetops in the Climbing Forest. Soar down the hill on the Mountain Coaster.  If you’re one of the thousands who lives for the adrenaline rush of Holiday Valley’s Sky High, better get your fix soon! The park is only open for ... Read More »

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