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Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival Coming Aug. 19


By Alicia Dziak Music and art await at the sixth annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival! Held from 2 to 7 p.m., this festival will celebrate a day of creativity. Just a short drive into the hills off Route 219 between Springville and Ellicottville lies one of the largest and oldest sculpture parks in the country, Griffis Sculpture Park. Since ... Read More »

August Means Fun in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak August is a month full of summertime activities, special events and long days of fun. Whether you like an action-packed day of outdoor adventure, a relaxing evening of live music and tasty desserts or a competitive day on the golf course, Ellicottville has got you covered this August! Special Events Get a ‘Taste of Ellicottville’ Every month ... Read More »

CTE Cosmetology Students Tour Ellicottville Salons


By Alicia Dziak Last week, the Ellicottville CTE BOCES cosmetology class toured Ellicottville salons, including the Ellicottville Salt Cave, The Edge Salon, Reflections, Oasis, Johnny the Barber, Rustix and Enix. Instructor Tracy Guntrum explained that students need 1,000 hours to be licensed in New York State, and that even if they never miss a class, they still need additional hours. ... Read More »

August Race Rundown

By Alicia Dziak It’s August, the height of summer and the height of race season. With so many great upcoming runs to take part in this month, make your plans, get registered, and get ready to cross that finish line! On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Christine Padasak Memorial Autism Awareness 5K & Fun Walk 5K returns to Springville. This race ... Read More »

Stock Up During National Blueberry Month


By Alicia Dziak It’s the height of berry season in Western New York, which means time to stock up on all that fruity goodness. Besides the obvious tastiness of blueberries, the tiny, juicy “superfood”  have the highest antioxidants of any fruit, and just one cup provides a good amount of fiber and vitamin C without packing in a lot of ... Read More »

Jazz & Blues Festival Coming Next Weekend


By Alicia Dziak Make your plans now for the annual Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville, happening July 27-29 throughout the village. This event is all about the music, hosted by the local hot spots as well as the Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage. The Gin Mill, at 20 Washington St., will feature the Blue Light Blues Band on Friday, ... Read More »

Summer Bucket List: Outdoor Movies


By Alicia Dziak There’s nothing quite like catching your favorite flick under the stars. Whether in your vehicle or in a lawn chair, movies under the stars are an experience like no other. According to, the first drive-in movie theater opened in 1933 in Camden, New Jersey, although initially referred to as a different name. The website states that, ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Fair Returns July 30


By Alicia Dziak The Cattaraugus County Fair is coming to the Little Valley Fairgrounds July 30- Aug. 5! Get ready for amusement rides, animals, special events, music and more at this fun-filled annual event. The Grandstand events sure are grand this year, with the Monster Truck Rally, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derbies and great concerts sure to bring in ... Read More »

Summer at Allegany State Park


By Alicia Dziak Summer is in full swing at Allegany State Park (ASP), New York’s largest state park. Grab a bite to eat at the Park Restaurant, located at the Red House Admin building, where the patio is open for the season, and plan your time at the park! There’s no better way to cool off during a heat wave ... Read More »

HV’s Snowsports Director Recognized by Ski Area Management Magazine

face shot for SAM interview

By Alicia Dziak After only one season, Holiday Valley Snowsports Director Allie Doro has made great strides, and now she’s being recognized on a national level. Every year, Ski Area Management Magazine (SAM) names 10 resort employees under the age of 30 who are enthusiastic about and committed to leading the industry into the future, and Doro is one of ... Read More »

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