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Croft Appointed to Town Planning Board

By Alicia Dziak Last week, Caitlin Croft was appointed to Ellicottville’s Town Planning Board. The position was open after a vacancy was left by the resignation of another board member. “The seat was open due to a resignation, which was perfect timing for me as I have been itching to get involved for some time now,” Croft said. “I happen ... Read More »

Merry Christmas Break!

By Alicia Dziak It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The kids (and hopefully adults!) are off until 2018, and it’s time to celebrate the season with endless fun over this holiday break. Hit the slopes! Holiday Valley is open and in full swing. Choose from numerous lifts and slopes, warm up in the lodge, then head back out ... Read More »

15 New Cottages Being Built at ASP

By Alicia Dziak If you’re one of the thousands of people who make Allegany State Park part of your annual vacation plans, your options for staying in the park are about to get even better. Tucked up in the hill behind Quaker Lake, 15 new cottages are under construction in Cain Hollow. “Ten of the 15 foundations have been completed ... Read More »

Freestyle with HoliMont’s FLITE Team

By Alicia Dziak Since being introduced as a demonstration sport in the 1988 Calgary Olympics, freestyle skiing has grown in popularity. Today, the Olympic events that fall under the discipline include aerials, halfpipe, moguls, ski cross and slopestyle for both men and women. The sport in general can be described as a combination of speed, showmanship and the ability to ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Tubing Company Opens Dec. 21

By Alicia Dziak Looking for a guaranteed fun outdoor experience this winter? Check out Holiday Valley Tubing Company! Located just four miles from the resort on Route 242 in Ellicottville, the tubing park offers hours of downhill thrills. All the fun of tubing without any of the work, Holiday Valley Tubing Company (which, according to Snow Tubing Source, is the ... Read More »

Letter from the Editor

It’s hard to believe Christmas is here! I hope the holidays have found you well and you’ve been able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Every year, my family and I spend Christmas Eve with my in-laws, aunts and uncles, numerous first cousins and their kids. There is beef on weck, macaroni salad and Aunt Marilynn’s raspberry ... Read More »

Winter Fun Starts Now!

By Alicia Dziak The snow is here and the ski resorts are calling! Whether you prefer your downhill runs on skis, a snowboard or in a tube, Ellicottville has you covered. Head to Holiday Valley this Saturday, Dec. 16 for Demo Day. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ellicottville’s own specialty ski and snowboard shops will be present, loaning out ... Read More »

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

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 »

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