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Celebrate Winter: Super Indoor Projects & Snacks

By Mary Heyl When the weather is too cold to set foot outdoors or even too warm to do anything but slosh around in the mud, sometimes the best way to spend the weekend is inside! While you may not be able to go outside to make a snowman, there are several ways to make one without snow. Read on ... Read More »

Public Hearing Scheduled for GV Comprehensive Plan

By Mary Fox The Town of Great Valley’s Board dedicated its Monday, March 9, meeting to the memory of Fred Plunk, a long-time owner of the former King’s Market in Great Valley. Town Supervisor Dan Brown began the meeting with a discussion about the review of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, which will include language related to solar panels and establishing ... Read More »

Local Writer, Alicia Dziak, Debuts First Novel

By Mary Heyl Attention, readers: there’s a brand new author in town, one whom you are likely to encounter in the very pages of this newspaper. Alicia Vella Dziak, assistant editor, contributing writer and graphic designer for The Ellicottville Times, published her first novel entitled Mack the Invisible on Feb. 8, 2015. “Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted to ... Read More »

Help Us Help Others

15th Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraiser, March 7 By Mary Fox It’s time to make plans to join the gang at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge on Saturday, March 7, for the 15th Annual Ken Brown 700 Club and Sunshine Boys Fundraiser. Ken Brown founded the 700 Club in 2000 when he and nine ski buddies all turned seventy.  Brown believed ... Read More »

Great Valley Board Dedicates Meeting to Ted LaCroix

By Mary Fox The Town of Great Valley’s board dedicated its February meeting to the memory of Deputy Supervisor Ted LaCroix, who passed away on Feb. 6. “His dedication to the town is irreplaceable,” said Town Supervisor Dan Brown. “Ted didn’t let anything stop him in carrying out his commitment to Great Valley.  He put aside whatever feeling and suffering ... Read More »

1875 Murder Keeps Local Moniker Alive

By Mary Fox How “Murder Hill” in Ellicottville got its name has been a topic of speculation for well over 100 years. The moniker is often attributed to the fact that driving on the winding stretch of Rt. 242 between Ellicottville and Little Valley, especially in the winter, can be “murder.” But in actuality, the name comes from the fact ... Read More »

New Day Care Center Open in Great Valley

By Mary Fox The spanking new Sunflower House Family Day Care Center has opened on Brewer Cross Road in Great Valley and its owner, Kris Germain, is ready to welcome up to eight children from six weeks to 12-years old. Germain, who has a degree in Elementary Education, has worked for 22 years in day care and social work.  She ... Read More »

The Birth of Ellicottville as a Ski Town: The Early History

By Mary Fox The birth of skiing in the mountains of Ellicottville is a story about people who had a dream and pursued it. It is also the story of how Ellicottville, Holiday Valley and HoliMont fostered a relationship built on need and mutual respect. It all started in the early 1930s when a bunch of local kids skied on ... Read More »

Great Valley Reorganizes for 2015

By Mary Fox A public hearing was held during the Great Valley Town Board meeting on Monday, Jan. 12 to allow comment on Local Law 1-2015 which states:  “Upon failure of a private water/sewer system, residents must tie into the public sewer/water system, if it exists, immediately and at the owner’s expense.” With no one present to comment, the law ... Read More »

Shopping in Ellicottville: Past and Present

From Bare Essentials to World Class Offerings By Mary Fox Shopping in Ellicottville is an exciting adventure for visitors and residents alike. You can spend days shopping ski shops, boutiques, gift shops and more all within a compact area, including many excellent restaurants for that essential coffee or lunch break. Shopping in Ellicottville is worth a trip, and it’s not ... Read More »

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