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New Slopeside Bar and BBQ Opening Soon

Restaurant Offers Signature Sauces and Slope Views By Jennie Acklin Bob Tekavec brings a new generation of ownership to one of Ellicottville’s newest restaurants, Slopeside Bar and BBQ, scheduled to open in a few days. Located just 128 short steps from the Sunrise chairlift at Holiday Valley, it will be easy for skiers to find (located in the former Cadillac ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Master Plan Approved

Phase 1 Construction to Begin Spring 2015 By Jennie Acklin The Master Plan for the Ellicottville/Great Valley Trail was approved at the Nov. 11, 2014 meeting of the Trail Committee, after more than a year of work by the committee and planner Rick Manning, a landscape architect from Ithaca, NY. The Trail Master Plan describes in detail the proposed 15-mile ... Read More »

Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Update:

Recent Open House Success Last Weekend for Bicycle Raffle Ticket Sales By Jennie Acklin The Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail (EVGV Trail) committee has been very busy as the proposed trail project turns the corner from idea to reality. Fundraising efforts have been focused on bicycle raffle tickets and trail merchandise over the summer. The master plan document has been finished and will ... Read More »

Cadillac Jack’s New Location Taking Shape

Upscale Gourmet Meals, a Unique Bar and Outdoor Dining Coming Soon By Jennie Acklin Cadillac Jack’s has been a favorite eatery to all who visit Holiday Valley and Ellicottville for many years.  And now it will have a new address in the heart of Ellicottville at 24 Monroe St., with intentions of being open by ski season. Only now, they won’t ... Read More »

Nightmare Hayrides a Scary Good Time

Gothic Chamber New this Year By Jennie Acklin Starting this weekend, Friday, Oct. 3, you’ll hear shrieking screams, high-pitched squeals and nervous laughter from scared stiff groupies even as you approach the Nightmare Hayrides site, known to be the scariest attraction in Western New York. Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St., owned and operated by John and Karen Kent of Ellicottville, ... Read More »

Blueberry Lake Gets New Name & Planning Board OK

Public Hearings Scheduled for HV Road, Distillery By Jennie Acklin After nearly two years of planning and review, the Gestion Blueberry Lake subdivision received the Town of Ellicottville Planning Board’s approval for its preliminary plat plan with seven conditions at its Monday, Sept.  22 meeting. And it got a new name from its developers: “Forty-Two Degrees North.” Forty-Two Degrees North ... Read More »

Noah Morlock Wrestles His Way to Vegas

Spaghetti Dinner Community Fundraiser Sept. 27 By Jennie Acklin Noah Morlock of Ellicottville is headed to Las Vegas, Nev., for a Halloween wrestling match dubbed as the National United Wrestling Association for Youth “Freak Show of Amateur Wrestling.” And he needs his community’s support to help get him there. Noah has been wrestling since he was 4 years old, under ... Read More »

IBO World Championships at Holiday Valley Aug. 7-10

Course Volunteers Needed  by Jennie Acklin The International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and will do so Aug. 7–10 at Holiday Valley. The IBO was formed in 1984 to bring shooters together for a common purpose — to promote, encourage and foster the sport of bowhunting. According to Bryan Marcum, IBO president, “The nonprofit organization holds ... Read More »

Progress Made on EVGV Trail

$1.8 TAP Application Submitted • Alan Brown’s $4K Bike Donated to Raffle By Jennie Acklin The Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Committee is making great strides in the creation of a safe and accessible trail for the community and visitors. On June 11, 2014, the committee submitted a $1.8 million TAP application to NYSDOT’s Region 5. The vision of the EVGV Trail ... Read More »

Are You a Wise Mouth? Locally Owned Online Publishing Site Launched

By Jennie Acklin Julian Wise loves the Ellicottville community and has been a homeowner in the village for over 35 years. He has spent 37 years as a financial advisor in Toronto, Ontario. Just recently, he wrote a book titled “I Don’t Know What to Say”, and it completely changed his perspective. The process of finding a publisher to print ... Read More »

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