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Catching a Buzz

By Jennie Acklin I have to admit this – I haven’t had a buzz in a few years. A skier’s buzz, that is. (Not the one caught at the local taverns!) Those of you who ski, know what I mean. That indescribable excitement early in the season, or before the season even gets started. You can’t wait to get out ... Read More »

EVL Planning Board Begins Comprehensive Plan Review

By Jennie Acklin With no pending applications in front of the Town of Ellicottville’s Planning Board, members moved on to the Comprehensive Plan review process. According to Town Planner Gary Palumbo, “The 1990 Comprehensive Plan was substantially rewritten in 2006, and then amended in 2009, 2011 and 2012.  The intent of this current update is to keep up with local ... Read More »

Lack of Phone Service Plagues ECS, Spanish Class Proposes 2018 Trip to Costa Rica

By Jennie Acklin A “nightmare” was the only word ECS Supt. Mark Ward could use to describe the recent issues with the phone lines. Ever since last Friday, Dec. 2, the ECS telephone lines have been out of order. Verizon provides the equipment services, and Windstream provides the lines. Verizon originally told ECS that the problem was due to mice ... Read More »

Ellicottville Boot and Shoe Open for Business in EVL

Ellicottville Boot and Shoe Open for Business in EVL By Jennie Acklin Shoppers who have been inside Adventure Bound in Ellicottville can find most any type of product for a variety of outdoor experiences. Owners John and Christy Rounds opened Adventure Bound at 16 Washington Street in Ellicottville in October 2015, after an extensive renovation of the building. Fishing, including ... Read More »

M&T Bank Plans Feb. 2017 Relocation

By Jennie Acklin Christina Smith, branch manager of the Ellicottville M&T Bank, confirmed the corporate plans to relocate from their current location at 3 Washington Street to 47 Washington Street,  the former Kwik Fill location at the corner of Mill Street. Due to the close proximity of the current Ellicottville branch to the new location, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 will ... Read More »

Town Planning Board Approves Ellicottville Yurts

By Jennie Acklin Ellicottville Yurts and Recreation was again on the agenda for the Town of Ellicottville Planning Board, and did receive approval for the project. Eight modifications accompany the approval, some of which include sign permit approval, site plan approval by the town engineer before building permits could be issued, parking spaces and access easements. At the September meeting, ... Read More »

Village Amends Local Laws, New ‘Finnerty’s Tap Room’ Restaurant Planned

By Jennie Acklin On Oct. 17, Mayor John Burrell opened the Village of Ellicottville meeting by updating the board on the Cattaraugus County Municipal Officials Assoc. meeting held last week at Holiday Valley. The program was presented by Peter Baynes and Barbara VanEpps from the NY conference of Mayor’s and Municipal Officials (NYCOM). Baynes was very complimentary of Ellicottville in ... Read More »

Yurts Approval Held Over

By Jennie Acklin Ellicottville Yurts and Recreation was the first topic of discussion at the Monday evening Town of Ellicottville Planning Board meeting. Applicant Justin Dineen and the Town of Ellicottville Planning Board were awaiting a response from the Cattaraugus County Planning Board after the Aug, 22, 2016 meeting. County Planning Board had no adverse comments, but did note a ... Read More »

Discover a Synergy of Flavors

By Jennie Acklin What could be better than an invite to sample a “Summer Food and Wine Pairing” at Cadillac Jack’s, with the promise of four deliciously prepared entrees, each paired with the “perfect” wine from E-Ville Spirits? Tina Zerbian, owner of the restaurant, asked that I share my experience with our readers. I protested that I was not a ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Proposal to Be Presented to Planning Board

By Jennie Acklin Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell presented an idea to the EVGV Trail board last month, outlining a plan to exchange sidewalks along Fillmore Drive for a section of the EVGV Trail along Parkside Drive to the Town Center and future site of the EVGV Trailhead structure. (See June 10 issue of the Ellicottville Times.) Burrell updated ... Read More »

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