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Scenic Byway Billboard Concerns Aired GV Town Board Approves Maintenance Law

By Mary Fox Previous to the 7 p.m. meeting of the Great Valley Town Board on March 10, 2014, a public hearing was held on the proposed Property Maintenance Local Law 1-2014.  Supervisor Dan Brown reported that the Great Valley Planning Board unanimously approved the local law based on the New York State law allowing for court fines. Town Attorney ... Read More »

Telaak Dairy Farm Wins National Dairy Award

By Mary Fox The Telaak Dairy Farm of Little Valley has won a “2013 National Dairy Quality Award in recognition of their commitment to quality milk production.” The award, sponsored by Merial, GEA Farm Technologies, Ecolab, IBA Select Sires, National Mastitis Council and Hoard’s Dairyman, is one of seven gold awards given to farms in the state. Out of 200 ... Read More »

Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraiser March 1

By Mary Fox Skiers and non-skiers alike are invited to join the Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraising Party at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Shelter on Saturday, March 1. The 700 Club was renamed last year to the Ken Brown 700 Club to honor its founder Ken Brown, who was always looking for ways to get people together and enjoy a good ... Read More »

4-H Year-Round Commitment

By Mary Fox Going to the state competition is what all 4-H participants strive for and it’s a year-round commitment. The honor of going to the New York State Fair comes from the students’ award winning participation in the local Cattaraugus County Fair held each August. “Earning a top placing at State Fair is one of the most rewarding experiences ... Read More »

Great Valley Town Board Appoints New Attorney and Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

By Mary Fox The Jan. 13, 2014, reorganization meeting of the Great Valley Town Board was open at 7:05 p.m. Newly elected Deputy Supervisor Ted LaCroix and council member Ann Rockwell were sworn in. A motion was made and carried to appoint Peter Sorgi, of Hopkins & Sorgi of East Aurora, N.Y., as town attorney. He is replacing Kathleen Moriarty. ... Read More »

Jeanette Kohler Leaves Enthusiastic Love of Life

By Mary Fox Christmas 2013 wasn’t the same for the family of Jeanette Kohler. Jeanette died peacefully in her sleep on Christmas morning. She was laid to rest Jan. 6, 2014, in Willow Dale Cemetery in Bradford, Pa., with a graveside service offered by Pastor Tom Pierotti of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Bradford. Jeanette was a lifelong member of Emanuel ... Read More »

Great Valley Fire Co. Celebrates 65 Years Installs Officers and Bestows Honors

By Mary Fox The annual Great Valley Fire Company installation of officers and Christmas Party held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, was a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the formation of the company in 1948 by 76 charter members, five of whom are alive today. The evening was dedicated to those who have contributed to the fire company over ... Read More »

Rev. William Kay Performs Last Worship Service Dec. 29: St. Paul’s Pastor to Retire

By Mary Fox The Reverend William L. Kay, with his wife Linda, came to Ellicottville in November 1987 to pastor St. Paul’s Church in Ellicottville and Trinity Lutheran Church in West Valley. Pastor Kay had been the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Massena, N.Y., and also of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Potsdam, N.Y. Dorothy Ploetz, a member ... Read More »

Not Too Late to Donate to Project Christmas

Tree Tags Available Around the Village By Mary Fox Christmas trees decked in tinsel and lights, and dressed in red and green numbered tags, can be found at the Ellicottville Pharmacy, M&T Bank, Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Five Star Bank. The tags are for Project Christmas in its 46th year of providing ... Read More »

Memories of Sacrifice and Patriotism during WWII

By Mary Fox Each year on Dec. 7, we are reminded of our participation in WWII and subsequent wars. As Paul Carmichael said, “We should never forget the hard times we have been through as a country. It is good to remember the sacrifices our service men and women have made for our country.” Most people first found out about ... Read More »

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