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Sean Huntington: On the Road, In the Studio

By Jennie Acklin Artist Sean Huntington comes from generations of family in the area, not far from Ellicottville, so when people see his booth sign, “Sean Huntington, Bradford, PA,” they make a beeline to him just to say “Hey! I’m from Bradford,” or “I know where Bradford is – I’m from Jamestown!” and a kinship begins. With a full summer ... Read More »

Trail Talk: First Length of EVGV Trail Possible in Village

By Jennie Acklin Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell presented an idea to the EVGV Trail board at its Monday, June 6 meeting, describing a “partnership” between the Village, Sprague Development and Niagara Building. The idea would involve exchanging what Burrell called “sidewalks to nowhere” for a section of the EVGV Trail along Parkside Drive to the Town Center. Burrell, ... Read More »

Sidewalk Cafe Permit/Regulations Adopted by Village Board

By Jennie Acklin At a special meeting of the Village of Ellicottville’s board Wednesday evening, May 18, 2016, sidewalk cafes and the annual reorganizational appointments were on the agenda. During the May 9, 2016 Village board meeting, Jim Carls of Dina’s Restaurant and Judy Roush of Tips Up Cafe proposed that they and other village restaurants be permitted to serve ... Read More »

First Phase of Emerling Ford Expansion Complete

By Jennie Acklin and Alicia Dziak Emerling Ford has been a big presence on Route 219 in Springville for many years. Recently, however, the building that’s occupied the same space next to the Tops Market since the late 1980s has undergone not just a facelift but an impressive expansion as well. “Our original building was built in 1989, so it ... Read More »

Village/Iskalo Discussing Development Option

  Short-Term Rental Violations at Issue Again By Jennie Acklin Iskalo Development, which owns the former Signore metal manufacturing plant site at 55-57 Jefferson Street, is ready to start talking about its options for use of the property. The site, designated by the DEC as a brownfield in 1986, has been undergoing environmental remediation ever since, and Iskalo has continued ... Read More »

Historical Renovations Underway at 26-28 Washington

  Exterior Work Begins Next Week • Breakfast Service at Gin Mill Starts July 1 By Jennie Acklin Ed and Maribeth Rick, owners of Ellicottville’s iconic Gin Mill, purchased the building at the corner of Washington and Monroe Street in January. Their plans for the building included renovation of the upstairs apartments and a complete remodel of the restaurant currently ... Read More »

EVL Supports Trail Grant

  By Jann Wiswall The Town of Ellicottville’s board held a special meeting on Friday, May 1 to discuss its role in a grant application for federal funds to build a portion of the Ellicottville-Great Valley Recreational Trail. Under the terms of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, the Trail Board must identify a ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Hires Fundraiser, Marketing Director

  By Jennie Acklin At the monthly meeting of the Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail on Tuesday, May 5, the board and committee members ended a six-month search by unanimously agreeing to hire Joe Wright as their fundraising and marketing director. Wright, who lives with his family in Orchard Park, will be seen in and around Ellicottville frequently from now on as ... Read More »

ECS Board: Homeowners to Get School Tax Rebates This Fall

  Encourages All to Complete Surveys By Jennie Acklin ECS School Board members took a hard-hat tour of the construction progress on the school’s new addition ahead of its meeting on Tuesday, April 28. By the end of this week, most of the concrete floors will have been poured for all areas, including the gym, band room, locker rooms, chorus ... Read More »

They’re Back! Coffee Culture Has Reopened

  By Jennie Acklin Coffee Culture’s corporate headquarters in Ontario sent its vice president of operations, Perry Ouzounis and district manager, Chris Dale, to Ellicottville in a big hurry last week to get the coffee shop back open after the franchisee suddenly closed the shop. As of Monday morning (April 27) at 6 a.m., the shop was up and running and back ... Read More »

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