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Ellicottville Students ‘Nerd Out’ at the Expo!

By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter Every year, the ECS Math, Science, and Technology Exposition is a blast for students of all ages. On May 15, ECS took “blasting” to a whole new level! With a multitude of unique exhibits, this Expo may have been the best one yet. Upon entering the Expo, fizzes, bangs, pops, whirs, and cracks were ... Read More »

Gowanda Harley Coming to Ellicottville!

By Caitlin Croft Gowanda Harley Davidson (GHD) will soon move into the space that was once the old Kabob’s Restaurant, adjacent to the Balloons Patio. Shane Steward, GHD’s Marketing Manager, took time out of his busy schedule to tell me all about this new adventure. “We (GHD) go to Ellicottville all the time and have thought about a store in ... Read More »

60th Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is June 1-3

By Alicia Dziak As summertime fast approaches, so do the long days of being outside and exploring nature. As New York’s largest state park, Allegany State Park beckons guests to enjoys its 65,000 sprawling acres, and the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is a great way to see much of what the park has to offer. The Pilgrimage includes numerous nature-inspired workshops ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Pools Open Saturday!

By Alicia Dziak Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and that means time to enjoy summertime fun! What else is more synonymous with warm weather than making a splash in a crystal clear swimming pool? Holiday Valley’s three-pool complex opens on Saturday, May 25, and features a toddler pool, a lap pool and an activity pool with ... Read More »

Ellicottville Native Ensures None Are Forgotten

By Rich Place For Bill O’Brien, a bit of curiosity mixed with a passion to research and uncover stories has become a recipe for ensuring the memories and legacies of fallen area servicemen are not forgotten. O’Brien, an Ashford resident and Ellicottville native, has been involved in a handful of projects in Ashford, Ellicottville and Springville that all share the ... Read More »

By Rich Place The new multipurpose gymnasium at Ellicottville Central School will now be known as “The Ward” as part of a tribute to Mark Ward, who oversaw the facility’s construction as one of dozens of ties to his local school district. The facility — officially dedicated with a plaque Monday as the Mark J. Ward Center for the Arts ... Read More »

Golley, Murphy Elected to ECS Board

By Caitlin Croft All three propositions on the ballots for residents of the Ellicottville Central School District passed on Tuesday and Debra Golley and incumbent William Murphy were elected to seats on the school board. The $12.75 million budget for the 2018-19 school year passed, 342-53. Voters also approved by a 346-46 margin a proposition to lease two buses and ... Read More »

Ready for Welcome UpRooted at Ellicottville Music Festival

By Alicia Dziak If you’re like me, who went to college in the ‘90s, you’ve at least heard of Rusted Root. My freshman year at RIT was one I considered my “alternative days” when it came to my music taste (which morphed into my “hip hop days” by the next year). I, of course, was a member of Columbia House ... Read More »

It’s Festival Season!

By Mary Heyl Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, which means it’s time to mark your calendar for the many festivals taking place this summer throughout Cattaraugus and Erie counties! Whether you enjoy arts and crafts, locally-made horseradish or live music, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy all summer long. May 19 Artisan Festivals at Granny’s ... Read More »

ECS Students Give a Taste ‘o’ Solo

By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter Your heart is pounding, and your palms are sweating. Your breaths are fast and shallow. You want to run. Are you being chased by a bear? No…you’re at solo festival. Special note: tasto solo is an Italian term used in music scores indicating that a melody should be played on its own. On the 11th ... Read More »

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