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Reminder! Stone Soup Dinner for EVL Food Pantry This Saturday!

The Ellicottville Food Pantry’s Stone Soup Dinner and Concert event is this Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the United Church of Ellicottville. Both vegan/gluten-free and meat/vegetable soups will be offered, made with ingredients donated by Ellicottville’s very generous restaurants. Salad and rolls also will be served. The $10 per person suggested donation includes dinner, a raffle of ... Read More »

Groove Fitness OK’d by Town Planning Board

Indoor Golf Training Facility Coming Soon By Jann Wiswall After holding a public hearing on the matter at its Jan. 26 meeting, the Town of Ellicottville’s Planning Board approved a special use permit and the site plan applications for a new fitness center to be located on Route 219 in the former Marble Works building. The new center will be ... Read More »

West Valley / ECS in Talks on Sports Merger

By Jann Wiswall The big news this week for the Ellicottville Central School (ECS) District is the decision by West Valley Central Schools to enter into exclusive discussion with ECS to bring its sports program here. The West Valley community made its decision at a board meeting on Monday, Jan. 26, selecting Ellicottville as its preferred partner over the Franklinville ... Read More »

Residents Bring Issues to Town Board

By Jann Wiswall Three issues were brought up to the Town of Ellicottville’s board during the Privilege of the Floor portion of the meeting. The first issue was introduced by a resident who objects to a new streetlight that was installed at the intersection of Maples and Elk Creek Roads. The new light, which was requested by the developer of ... Read More »

School District Voters Say Yes

By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville Central School District voters agreed to the district’s proposal to spend $925,000 on a new capital project.  The vote, held on Jan. 21, passed with 113 votes in favor and 36 against. These newly approved funds will be used to replace major portions of the school’s roof, construct a new vestibule at the south entrance to ... Read More »

Mansfield Board Reorganizes

Revisits Town Court Options By Jann Wiswall The first meeting of the calendar year serves as the Town of Mansfield’s reorganizational meeting. During the meeting on Jan. 19, the board reviewed and approved existing policies and procedures and reappointed most staff/elected officials to their respective posts. In its review of vacation time for highway department employees, it was noted that, ... Read More »

Sprague Begins Development of Allegany Square

By Jann Wiswall Sprague Development Corporation has finalized its purchase of the 21-plus acre, 100,000+ square-foot, former K-Mart site at 3864 Route 417 in Allegany. The property will be known as Allegany Square. Kody Sprague, president of the firm that developed both Ellicottville Square and Washington Square (Coffee Culture) in Ellicottville, says he is looking at transforming the dilapidated property ... Read More »

How Do You Play In the Snow?

By Jann Wiswall There’s no place like Ellicottville when the world is covered in snow. U.S. and Canadian skiers and boarders flock to Holiday Valley and HoliMont, of course, to enjoy their days on the slopes, build their skills, perfect their moves, join racing teams and feed their adrenaline needs. Cross country skiers come for the hundreds of miles of ... Read More »

Stone Soup Dinner to Support EVL Food Pantry

  Jan. 31 Event Features Free Concert By Jann Wiswall The Ellicottville Food Pantry is holding a “stone soup” dinner and concert on Saturday, Jan. 31 beginning at 5:30 p.m. to raise funds to support its essential programs and services. The dinner is inspired by a circa 1700s, widely adapted story about some hungry travelers who arrive in a small ... Read More »

Village Board Reviews Occupancy Cert. Process

Trash Service Bids to be Requested By Jann Wiswall The Ellicottville Village Board met on Monday, Jan. 12 for its first meeting of 2015 and was able to cross one ongoing issue off its list: completion of the new water mains and lines serving homes along Madison Street and other areas in the municipal water district. Resident Jack Rogan, who ... Read More »

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