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Local Charity Fundraising Party for Nicaraguan Education

By Mary Fox “It’s time to party!” On Sept. 26  at the Birdwalk Restaurant in Ellicottville Anneen  Barrera and Lucie Olson will be holding their annual Nicaraguan Education Fund Party and everyone is welcome. Barrera has spent three months for each of the past five years in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. San Juan del Sur is a tourist resort ... Read More »

Patriots’ Day is Sept. 11

Patriots’ Day is Sept. 11 By Mary Fox Remembrance and Understanding We all remember certain dates – whether good, bad, happy or sad – that mark an event important to our family and friends, our town, state and country. Sept. 11, 2001, is one of those dates we will never forget. We in Ellicottville, like citizens of towns and cities ... Read More »

It’s Back to School for ECS

By Mary Fox The kids are back to school and they, as well as parents and teachers, are excited about it. In chatting with teachers and students, it became obvious that friends are an important part of school life. Jalee Evans, who is going into fourth grade, said she is pretty excited, “because my summer was pretty boring. I’m excited ... Read More »

Back to School

Back to School While the kids are out buying new clothes, backpacks, school supplies and sneakers, teachers are at school getting their classrooms ready for another year of “reading, writing and arithmetic.” Marie Kleinderlein has been teaching school at ECS for 10 years. She said, “I’m looking forward to coming back after the long summer. I missed the kids. It’s ... Read More »

Local Library Offers Much More Than Books Supports Regional Arts

by Mary Fox Festivals and sports are only part of Ellicottville’s persona. This charming town also has a vibrant cultural side. The Mill Street Gallery shows the work of three local painters – Barb Fox, Sean Huntington and Nance Jackson. Many shops feature items made by local artists, and local churches offer plays, concerts, workshops and speakers. The Ellicottville Memorial ... Read More »

Ellicottville Times Past – Ellicottville’s Own Industrial Revolution

By Mary Fox The Ellicottville Historical Society continued its History of Ellicottville series this past Tuesday evening with presentations by four gentlemen closely involved with industry in Ellicottville. Agriculture was the first ìindustryî in this area. The hills, as well as the valleys, were clear-cut by early settlers to create farmland. Today there are very few small farms left. No ... Read More »

Village of Ellicottville and St. John’s Episcopal Church Celebrate 175 Years

by Mary Fox This Saturday, Aug. 4, the Ellicottville Historical Society and St. John’s Episcopal Church are celebrating their 175th birthdays with an old-fashioned family day of tours, food, music, games and a special church service. “There will be lots of fun events for everybody,” said Judy Brown, chairperson of the event. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with tours ... Read More »

Keeping the Past Present Bowen Family Gathers for 100th Reunion

This Saturday, descendants of George Washington Grover “GWG” Bowen will gather at the old Homestead in Eddyville for the 100th anniversary reunion of the association of the family homestead. Descendants of GWG have gathered here for reunions since the 1800s. “Reunions are all about getting families together and preserving ties with their past,” said Amy Courter Knodt, great granddaughter of ... Read More »

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