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Village Planning Board: Lot Line Approved

By Caitlin Croft The January 2018 meeting of the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board (VPB) opened with the public hearing for a single family residence to be located at 27 Adams St. Single family residences are an allowable in the Village Residential District. The front set back has been reduced to 20 feet from 25 feet with an area variance. ... Read More »

DiPasquale Appointed Deputy Mayor

By Caitlin Croft The February meeting of the Village Board (VB) opened with good news that the new Sidewalk Plow will be here on Feb. 16. Next, there was a motion to approve the minutes from the January 2018 regular meeting; there was a second and they were approved. There was a motion to approve the minutes from the January ... Read More »

Get Married in Ellicottville

By Mary Heyl Are wedding bells in your future? Whether you’re planning a small, intimate ceremony or are looking for a large venue for many guests, you and your sweetheart are destined to find the perfect location in Ellicottville. From bridal showers to rehearsal dinners to the ceremony itself, Ellicottville’s unique venues will certainly make your big day memorable. With ... Read More »

Teleski Ellicottville

By Alicia Dziak You’ve probably heard the terms—telemark skiing, freeheeling, teleskiing – they all mean the same thing, but what exactly is that? In a nutshell, telemark skiing utilizes a different boot and binding than traditional downhill skiing, and the major difference is that the heel is free and able to lift off the ski. Telemark skiing is a versatile ... Read More »

Winter Music Jam Debuts Feb. 23-24

By Alicia Dziak The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce has announced last week the newest music festival to hit Ellicottville. Winter Music Jam will bring another full lineup of live music to town Feb. 23-24. “With the success of Winter Blues Weekend, we spoke to all of our music venues and asked if they would like to do another event,” explained ... Read More »

Ellicottville Town Board Welcomes John Zerfas

By Alicia Dziak In November, the Ellicottville Town Board welcomed its newest member, John Zerfas. “I’ve been making it a point to fill in the blanks and get up to speed as best I can,” Zerfas said. Zerfas decided to run for the four-year seat when he heard that Rick Jackson would not be running in the November election. He ... Read More »

Celebrate Winter: Winter Break Edition

By Mary Heyl During the last few weeks of winter, cabin fever may seem unavoidable, especially during winter break! Even if you’re not spending the week enjoying warmer weather down south, there are still plenty of ways to have fun, keep warm, and make some tasty treats. “This weather is for the birds!” It’s a phrase sometimes grumbled by Western ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Why does exercise improve your mood?


By Kim Duke NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer It’s about that time of year when the sight of wool makes your skin crawl — literally. We’ve been insulated by layers of clothing — and the occasional comfort food — and it’s finally time to peel it all away. With spring in sight, the longer days and better weather mean a ... Read More »

LOCAL SKI RACING:HoliMont Ladies Take Five of Top 10 Spots at Bristol

By Caitlin Croft On Feb. 11th, U14 athletes traveled to Bristol Mountain in Canadaigua, N.Y. This was their first speed event of the season. HoliMont’s Simona Muscarella found herself on the podium with a 2nd place finish. Isabella Stringer (HO) took 6th, Brooklyn Napolitano (HO) 7th, Cece Carls (HO) 8th and Madalyn Cummings (HO) 10th. Holiday Valley’s Alexandra Smillie finished ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 101: What’s New

By Alicia Dziak On Feb. 9, the world’s eyes will be on PyeongChang, South Korea for the opening ceremonies of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. The games will run through Sunday, Feb. 25, and athletes from around the globe will compete in various competitions within the following disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice ... Read More »

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