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Make it a September to Remember

By Alicia Dziak It’s hard to believe that September is here—time for a new school year and plenty of fall fun. This month is chock full of great activities indoors and out to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Head to the Holiday Valley pool complex before it closes for the season. Check out the article on page 2 for ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Pools Open Through Labor Day

  By Alicia Dziak Make a splash this weekend at the Holiday Valley pool complex! It’s your last chance of the season, as the pools are only open only through Labor Day. The pool complex includes three pools—a lap pool, a kiddie pool and an activity pool featuring a slide and diving board. In addition, many deck games are set ... Read More »

EARS to Offer Adoptable Pets at Sunday’s Cocktails and Canines Sunday

By Alicia Dziak As one of many foster families who works with Empire Animals Rescue Society (EARS), a rescue based in Salamanca, I’ve seen first-hand all the work and countless hours of volunteer time that goes into saving animals. Since my family began fostering for them about three years ago, we have had about 20 dogs come and go from ... Read More »

5 Outdoor things to do this weekend

By Alicia Dziak 1. Make branch sculptures at Griffis Sculpture ParK This summer, Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon, and this weekend, guests can enjoy creating unique branch sculptures. Afterwards, park goers can also take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the park, making it the United States largest outdoor ... Read More »

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 »

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