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Great Valley Considers Solar, Mining Changes

Playground Donations Sought By Jennie Acklin The Town of Great Valley opened the April 13 board meeting with a public hearing on two petitions for rezoning which, if approved, will require amendment to the Great Valley comprehensive plan. The petitions address individual and utility-scale Solar Energy Systems and the Creation of Sand, Gravel and Clay Mining Overlay District. The public ... Read More »

28 Washington Being Restored to its Original Style

Gin Mill NOT Moving  By Jennie Acklin  Gin Mill owners Ed and Maribeth Rick recently purchased the building at the corner of Washington and Monroe Street, which currently houses DJ’s Restaurant and A Touch of Ellicottville. The Ricks are known for their interest in history, and plan to restore the building to its original historical authenticity. “We have been working ... Read More »

ECS Senior Calum Watt Signs to Play Football at Ashland Univ.

  By Jennie Acklin On Monday morning, March 2, Calum Watt, the Watt family, Coach Chad Bartoszek, along with Principal Bob Miller and Superintendent Mark Ward gathered at ECS during the morning newscast as Watt signed a letter of intent to play football at Ashland University in Ohio. Watt, a senior at ECS, said that “this has been a dream ... Read More »

Local Equestrians Featured at EquiFest 2015

  Vendors, Exhibits, Demos & Clinics March 14 -15 By Jennie Acklin The fifth annual EquiFest 2015 becomes a two-day event for the first time, with more than 100 vendors, clinicians, demonstrations and discussions. The event will be held at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway in Hamburg, NY. Doors open at 10 a.m. both Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, ... Read More »

Armor Inn Ellicottville Now Open

Partnering with Wingate and Ellicott Hospitality By Jennie Acklin Mark Tufillaro, director of development, has been in charge of bringing the Armor Inn to Ellicottville, and is proud to see it ready to open. “We have overcome a lot of obstacles renovating this old building, and it’s exciting to now see the finished product,” said Tufillaro. He credits a great ... Read More »

NFSC Hosts Gold Team December 19-22

Olympic-Style Ski Camp At HV By Jennie Acklin At Holiday Valley, ski racers are mentored and coached by a caring group of dedicated coaches, but a handful who make the elite Gold Team get a special chance to take it to the next level. Miguel Azcarate, a former professional ski racer for Spain and Gold Team chairperson, provides this group ... Read More »

Mud Sweat N’ Gears Food Drive and Open House This Saturday

By Jennie Acklin This Saturday, Dec. 20, Mud Sweat ‘N Gears is hosting a food drive combined with their third annual Open House. To celebrate the season, MSG is inviting everyone to stop in and check out the best in skiing and snowboarding gear as well as on- and off-piste fashion. Shoppers who bring in a non-perishable food item will ... Read More »

Launch Party at EBC

WNY Craft Beer Magazine Kicks Off Winter Issue By Jennie Acklin What is a launch party? Maybe it’s a good reason to get together with friends for a happy hour and hors d’oeuvres, and a good bit of music to ring in the holidays, too. WNY Craft Beer magazine of Buffalo, N.Y. is celebrating its third issue and held a ... Read More »

Ellicottville Salt Cave Hosts Holiday Open House

Sunday, Dec. 21 By Jennie Acklin Ellicottville’s newest spa, Ellicottville Salt Cave Halotherapy Spa, is holding a Holiday Open House this Sunday Dec. 21. Come join owner Tracy Draper and staff from 2–5 p.m. You can look forward to appetizers and a variety of beverages, all served in unique ways. How about some fresh made salsa served in Himalayan salt ... Read More »

More Than $11,000 to Benefit to Santa’s Workshop

McCarthy’s Irish Christmas a Smashing Success By Jennie Acklin The spirit of the season was unmatched at last Friday night’s Irish Christmas held at the Gin Mill. According to Greg Cappelli of the Ellicottville Rotary Club, “We raised more than $11,000 with the pie auction, the birdhouse pie stand and other things Irish. Not to mention the wagon load of ... Read More »

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