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‘The Art of Rescue’ Holiday Valley and HoliMont Ski Patrols to Benefit

Michael Israel Event Scheduled for Aug. 2 at EBC By Jennie Acklin World-renowned artist Michael Israel paints larger-than-life canvasses on stage to high-energy music, and he will be bringing his show to Ellicottville this August. Five of his original paintings, which will be created during his art-in-concert event Aug. 2 at Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC), will be auctioned with proceeds ... Read More »

Local Equestrian Gail Pearles to Present at WNY EquiFest

By Jennie Acklin Gail Pearles was born with a love of horses, like so many young girls. The only difference is that she hasn’t outgrown it. In fact, she’s getting more and more immersed in the human/horse connection each year. Pearles and her husband Bernie (both of the Blue Mule Band fame) live on a farm in Cattaraugus, which they ... Read More »

Celtic Thunder Fundraiser March 7 Presale Tickets Going Fast

By Jennie Acklin Bob McCarthy is well-known for his community fundraising efforts, hosting several annual events including Irish Christmas and the Americana Folk Art Festival, which raise for the Ellicottville Rotary Club and individuals in need. McCarthy recently announced a new fundraiser, Celtic Thunder – A Night of Irish Music and Dance, to help a local writer Katie Benatovich, who ... Read More »

ZBA Approves Variance with Conditions

By Jennie Acklin The Town of Ellicottville Zoning Board of Appeals held a hearing on Thursday, January 9, to allow the public to weigh in on a lighting standards variance requested by Ray Miranda of Miranda Development, owner of the Tim Hortons’ at the intersection of Rtes. 219 and 242. The request for a variance came about after Miranda made ... Read More »

Gold Team Returns to Holiday Valley for Training Camp: Niagara Frontier Ski Council Selects Top Ski Racers

By Jennie Acklin Ski racing in Western New York means you must be prepared for any and all kinds of weather. And that’s just what the elite team of Niagara Frontier Ski (NFSC) racers endured last weekend at their annual pre-season training camp, hosted by Miguel Azcarate and Holiday Valley, Dec. 20-23. When asked about ski conditions, and whether or ... Read More »

Relax and Stay in Comfort at the Family-Friendly Inn at Holiday Valley

By Jennie Acklin If you’re looking for a warm and friendly place with to stay during your visit to Ellicottville, look no further than the Inn at Holiday Valley, located at the entrance to Holiday Valley Ski Resort and near the base of the Sunrise quad chairlift. Not too long ago, the Inn was named Snow Country magazine’s top hotel ... Read More »

East Otto Country Associates Holiday Open House November 2-3

by Jennie Acklin We are fortunate to live in an area where driving is a pleasure this time of year. There is no rush hour, no honking horns, and only an occasional traffic light or stop sign. The scenic hillsides are just waiting for their first dusting of snow. No malls, no crowds, just a quiet afternoon drive. Sounds idyllic, ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Master Plan Nears Completion

Fall Fest Educational and Fundraising Tent Planned by Jennie Acklin The Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail committee held a meeting on Sept. 17, 2013, at the Town Center building. TEP Grant Mark Alianello talked in detail about the TEP grant application that was submitted last month.  He worked closely with landscape architect and trail planner Rick Manning, from Ithaca, N.Y., who was ... Read More »

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