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Penguin Paddle Returns Feb. 24

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By Alicia Dziak It’s that time of year again when the annual Penguin Paddle fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program (LASP) makes its way to the slopes of Holiday Valley. On Saturday, Feb. 24, jump into a black garbage bag and take a ride down Yodeler penguin-style, all for a great cause. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) was ... Read More »

Winter Music Jam This Weekend

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By Alicia Dziak As the mid-winter break comes to an end, the party is just getting started in Ellicottville, with a new music festival coming to the village Feb. 23 and 24. The Winter Music Jam brings a full lineup of live music to the village hot spots. Don’t miss the Strangers and Marshmallow Overcoat at Balloons on Friday, Jeff ... Read More »

Irish Wake Band Brings Irish Cheer to EVL Feb. 24

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By Alicia Dziak Most of us have heard the saying “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day” but you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the holiday, or the sense of community and camaraderie that comes along with celebrating the culture. While St. Paddy’s day is still a few weeks away, you can get a jump on the Irish ... Read More »

February Break is Here!

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By Alicia Dziak February break is here, and if you’re not headed some place sunny with the kids, take this time to enjoy WNY and all it has to offer during this mid-winter recess. Head to the slopes and enjoy skiing at its best. Holiday Valley offers dozens of trails with varying terrain, open daily and well into the evening ... Read More »

Penguin Paddle Slides Into EVL Feb. 24

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By Alicia Dziak Trade in those skis for a garbage bag and take a ride down Yodeler penguin-style next weekend for the annual Penguin Paddle, Saturday, Feb. 24. It’s that time of year again when the annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program makes its way to Ellicottville. The Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program (LASP) was founded by dedicated ski ... Read More »

Teleski Ellicottville

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By Alicia Dziak You’ve probably heard the terms—telemark skiing, freeheeling, teleskiing – they all mean the same thing, but what exactly is that? In a nutshell, telemark skiing utilizes a different boot and binding than traditional downhill skiing, and the major difference is that the heel is free and able to lift off the ski. Telemark skiing is a versatile ... Read More »

Winter Music Jam Debuts Feb. 23-24

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By Alicia Dziak The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce has announced last week the newest music festival to hit Ellicottville. Winter Music Jam will bring another full lineup of live music to town Feb. 23-24. “With the success of Winter Blues Weekend, we spoke to all of our music venues and asked if they would like to do another event,” explained ... Read More »

Ellicottville Town Board Welcomes John Zerfas

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By Alicia Dziak In November, the Ellicottville Town Board welcomed its newest member, John Zerfas. “I’ve been making it a point to fill in the blanks and get up to speed as best I can,” Zerfas said. Zerfas decided to run for the four-year seat when he heard that Rick Jackson would not be running in the November election. He ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 101: What’s New

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By Alicia Dziak On Feb. 9, the world’s eyes will be on PyeongChang, South Korea for the opening ceremonies of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. The games will run through Sunday, Feb. 25, and athletes from around the globe will compete in various competitions within the following disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice ... Read More »

Fabulous February Fun!

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By Alicia Dziak Don’t be fooled by the recent thaw—there is still plenty of winter left, which means plenty of time to enjoy all the sights and sounds of Ellicottville and the Enchanted Mountains this time of year! Read on and get ready to mark your calendar. Feb. 1-2 brings the NorAM Snowboard Race to the slopes of Holiday Valley. ... Read More »

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