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Village Celebrates Memorial Day at Gazebo

Ken Brown 700 Club Lends Financial Support to Alley Katz By Mary Fox Along with spring flowers have come the Alley Katz, digging up the dirt all over the village.  No individual or other group has done more to make our village proud. While planting day is not until June 2, the Alley Katz  have been working all week to have ... Read More »

GV Assessment Review Date Changed Town Receives $19K Additional Sales Tax Funds

By Mary Fox Deputy Supervisor Ted LaCroix opened the May 12 meeting of the Great Valley Town Board with a public hearing on permanently changing the date for the Board of Assessment Review. Jeff Forster, town assessor, reported, “It is necessary to change the date because New York State law dictates the fourth Tuesday of May for assessment review. It’s ... Read More »

If Walls Could Talk: The Fish Tavern — A Pioneer Haven

By Mary Fox Route 242 between Ellicottville and Little Valley, known by locals as Fish Hill, was named after Nathanial Fish who built a tavern/inn at the top of the hill, which is still visible today 2 miles west of Ellicottville in the town of Mansfield at Winsor Road. Today, the Fish Tavern is in ruins, a sad destiny for ... Read More »

New Beginning for Ellicottville Landmark Edelweiss Lodge Sold

By Mary Fox The Edelweiss Lodge on the corner of Jefferson and Martha streets has been sold. The property was purchased by Rudra Hotel/Property Management of Cheektowaga, which owns 25 hotels in the western New York and northern Pennsylvania area. “The building’s interior will be renovated completely and the exterior freshened up,” said Jayesh Patel, president and CEO of the ... Read More »

Great Valley Town Board Votes Down Scenic Byway May Not Pass on County Level

By Mary Fox The Great Valley Town Board met on Monday, May 14, 2014. The regular meeting started after the 7 p.m. public hearing regarding the Scenic Byway passing through the Town of Great Valley. The issue in question is the fact that no signage can be placed along the highway except in front of an existing business. “Unfortunately we ... Read More »

If Walls Could Talk: 19 Adams Street

By Mary Fox Brad and Nancy Taylor purchased the house at 19 Adams St. as their retirement home in 1999 knowing at the time the house would need an almost total renovation. “I loved the house from the beginning because of the window in the parlor with squares of stained glass at the top and the bay window in the ... Read More »

Seniors Looking for a Social Life Monthly Group Enjoy Lunches, Speakers, Trips and More

By Mary Fox Food, fun and friendship is served up in abundance at noon on the second Wednesday of each month when the Great Valley, Killbuck, Salamanca, Humphrey, Ellicottville and Mansfield Senior Citizens Group meets at the Great Valley Firemen’s Clubhouse. Eligibility for membership is to live in one of the five towns and be age 60 or over. And ... Read More »

Ken Brown 700 Club Presents Checks More than $7,000 Raised

by Mary Fox “Help Us Help Others” is the slogan of the Ken Brown 700 Club, and that is just what they did at the club’s annual fundraising party on March 1. Holiday Valley generously donated the use of the Yodeler  Pavilion where hundreds gathered to enjoy a lunch, beverages and the opportunity to win on a 50-50 draw, and  ... Read More »

Changing of the Guard at CCB

By Mary Fox Michael Wimer began his position as president of the Cattaraugus County Bank on April 17. “Finding a successor was an in-depth, yearlong process,” said retiring president and CEO Salvatore Marranca. “I am proud of the board of directors of CCB who took ownership of management succession.” “We were looking for a combination of technological ability, experience in ... Read More »

St. Paul’s Welcomes Interim Pastor Gerard leFeber

By Mary Fox In January, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville welcomed Pastor Gerard LeFeber as interim pastor. Pastor LeFeber will be guiding and serving the congregation during this time of transition from Pastor Kay to a new full-time pastor. Pastor LeFeber is a familiar face to the congregation having filled in many times as supply minister. Pastor LeFeber served ... Read More »

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