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Barnwood Painting Part of This Weekend’s Relay

By Alicia Dziak On Saturday, June 9, Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, returns to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley. Relay is no longer held in Springville like it once was, Little Valley is now the closest event of its kind. What exactly is the Relay for Life? It’s a team fundraising event ... Read More »

Ready, Set … Mud!

By Alicia Dziak In the mood for some friendly competition? How about a chairlift ride, some snowmakers, a bunch of fun obstacles, lots of laughs, and oh yeah, did we mention MUD? It’s all back and it’s better than ever as the Holiday Valley Mudslide returns on Saturday, June 16. What sets the Mudslide apart from other area obstacle races? ... Read More »

ECS Board Hosts Short Meeting

By Caitlin Croft The brief June 5 meeting of the Ellicottville Central School Board opened with a motion to adopt the agenda with addition; there was a second and ayes carried. • There was a motion to approve the following consent items: the board approved the minutes of the May 29 meeting, acknowledgement of the May 30 Claims Auditor Report ... Read More »

WVDP Presents Checks for Support to West Valley Fire District, BCH, Mercy Flight

By Rich Place The West Valley Fire District No. 1, along with Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville and Mercy Flight, was recently presented a check for its services on behalf of the West Valley Demonstration Project. The fire district, which oversees fire and emergency services at the project site on Rock Springs Road, was given a $70,000 check by officials ... Read More »

Plan Your June Adventure in Ellicottville

By Alicia Dziak It’s June in Ellicottville, which means anything you want it to mean! Golf, music, pool time, runs and so much more can all be yours this month. Read on for some ideas, and be sure to have your pen handy to mark those calendars! Holiday Valley is in full swing this time of year. Get your golf ... Read More »

Relay for Life Returns to Fairgrounds June 9

By Alicia Dziak Everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by cancer, and as researchers across the country continue to work toward finding a cure, fundraising efforts become increasingly important. On Saturday, June 9, Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, returns to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley. While this event was held ... Read More »

Two ECS Teachers Get Tenure

By Caitlin Croft The Ellicottville Central School Board of Education heard a presentation during its May 29 meeting on the students’ recent trip to Costa Rica. Teacher Jamie Edwards showed a four-minute video with snippets from the trip, explaining how the students were immersed in their culture by experiencing their cuisine, wildlife, language and outdoor activities. They also were educated ... Read More »

Summer Camp Guide: Sports Camps

By Alicia Dziak As the countdown to summer vacation begins, ‘tis the season for parents to think about how their kids will be filling those long summer days. For many, various camps offer a worthwhile way for kids to explore their interests. This week, check out some local places that offer camps for the sports enthusiasts in your life. Sahlen’s ... Read More »

Sky High Premieres New ‘Tarzan Swing’

By Alicia Dziak On Friday, May 18, Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park celebrated the premier of their new obstacle, the Tarzan Swing. “Tarzan and Jane” played by Mike Paterniti and Quincy Widger, demonstrated the element, which involved swinging on a rope that launched from one platform, and landing on a giant cargo net. The obstacle was added onto the ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Memorial Day

By Mary Heyl Memorial Day is Monday, May 28. While it is important to be grateful for our servicemen and women year-round, this is the special day set aside to honor loved ones who passed away in service to our country. For many, it is a day when families everywhere come together to remember loved ones, share a meal together ... Read More »

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