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A Black Tie Affair to Remember By Mary Fox It will be a party gone to the dogs, as dog lovers and their people gather for the annual Doggy Party at 4:30ish on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Spruce Lake (rain date Aug. 27). “It started out years ago as a fun get-together with Newfies and their owners. Soon it morphed ... Read More »

ECS Alumni Association Presents Awards to Timkey and Brown

Widger Presented Plaque at Alumni Banquet By Mary Fox The crowd was not as large and the chatter not as loud as last year, but it was the same happy sounds of classmates getting together to enjoy a dinner and reminisce about school days at Ellicottville Central School. The annual ECS alumni banquet was held at Tannenbaum Lodge at Holiday ... Read More »

A Day to Remember at Allegany Mountain Resort – Hospice Fundraiser Set for July 26

By Mary Fox Ladies, gentlemen and children are all invited to relax and enjoy a day at the lake by attending the Allegany Mountain Resort (formerly Rainbow Lake) 2014 fundraiser for Hospice of Western New York on Saturday, July 26. The day starts with a walk around the lake at 9 a.m. followed by a children’s ceremony at 10:30 a.m., ... Read More »

Quilts: Visual Connections to the Past

  by Mary Fox Quilting is an art form enjoyed by women for hundreds of years. On Sunday, July 20 at St John’s  Episcopal Church, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., you will be able to see quilts handed down from generation to generation as well as purchase new quilted items made by local artists. Barb Phelan, a local quilt maker, will be ... Read More »

Great Valley Board Hears Gernatt Expansion Request

Public Hearing Regarding Sale of Post Office Property Aug. 11 By Mary Fox The July 14, 2014, meeting of the Great Valley Town Board was opened at 7 p.m. by Great Valley Town Supervisor Dan Brown with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Gernatt Mining The first item of business was recognition of Ken Ziccarelli, a representative of Gernatt ... Read More »

Honor Our Service Men and Women July 19

By Mary Fox Bring along your lawn chair to the Memorial Garden at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. for an outdoor summer concert to honor the life of USMC Cpl. Alan Brown. The Jeff Horth Project Rock Band from Little Valley will be there to inspire you with its unique style, bringing out the ... Read More »

Preserving Ellicottville’s ‘Town Square’: The Significance of the Four Corners

By Mary Fox You don’t have to drive through many towns in Cattaraugus and adjoining counties to see that most have a “town square” that serves as the center of the town or village. For some, this focal point distinguishes the town as being laid out by the plan of the Holland Land Company, the developers of Western New York. ... Read More »

Discover History on the EVL Walking Tour Historical Society Offers Free Lecture Series

by Mary Fox The Ellicottville Historical Society works diligently all year long to bring you virtually free lecture programs and to preserve Ellicottville’s history at the village museum. They also produce an educational brochure for a self-guided walking tour of Ellicottville. At the June 11 meeting of the Ellicottville Historical Society, the group elected officers for the year. Dawn Westfield ... Read More »

GV Board Discusses Mining District Ponders Consolidation of Youth Programs

By Mary Fox Supervisor Dan Brown opened the meeting of the Great Valley Town Board at 7:05 a.m. on June 9, 2014, with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Brown informed the board that the Town Assessor, Jeff Forster, reported that the Assessment Board of Review had eight people grieving 11 parcels of land, saying their assessments are too ... Read More »

Ellicottville’s Historical Museum Now Open – Variety of Curious Exhibits on Display

By Mary Fox The Ellicottville Historical Museum, located on the Town Square in front of the post office, opened on June 1 for the 2014 season. The museum is open from June to September on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., with earlier hours during special weekends. Town Historian Mary Elizabeth Dunbar and members of the Ellicottville ... Read More »

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