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Ellicottville Times Past – Ellicottville’s Own Industrial Revolution

By Mary Fox The Ellicottville Historical Society continued its History of Ellicottville series this past Tuesday evening with presentations by four gentlemen closely involved with industry in Ellicottville. Agriculture was the first ìindustryî in this area. The hills, as well as the valleys, were clear-cut by early settlers to create farmland. Today there are very few small farms left. No ... Read More »

Four-Season Recreational Trail Enhances Quality of Life for Residents and Increases Property Value

by Eva Potter Ellicottville is widely recognized for its enchanting scenery, spectacular fall colors, warm hospitality, vibrant nightlife, interesting shopping and delightful restaurants. But most of all, it is known as an active outdoor adventure community. Often compared to other resort towns in the Northeast and West, Ellicottville has earned a highly respected reputation as a four-season resort town, boasting ... Read More »

Village of Ellicottville and St. John’s Episcopal Church Celebrate 175 Years

by Mary Fox This Saturday, Aug. 4, the Ellicottville Historical Society and St. John’s Episcopal Church are celebrating their 175th birthdays with an old-fashioned family day of tours, food, music, games and a special church service. “There will be lots of fun events for everybody,” said Judy Brown, chairperson of the event. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with tours ... Read More »

Keeping the Past Present Bowen Family Gathers for 100th Reunion

This Saturday, descendants of George Washington Grover “GWG” Bowen will gather at the old Homestead in Eddyville for the 100th anniversary reunion of the association of the family homestead. Descendants of GWG have gathered here for reunions since the 1800s. “Reunions are all about getting families together and preserving ties with their past,” said Amy Courter Knodt, great granddaughter of ... Read More »

Fireworks, Art and Summer Fun Heat Up for a Family Good Time

By Eva Potter Even though summer is winding down and back-to-school shopping ads compete for attention, it’s not too late to schedule a little more summertime fun at events sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. This past weekend marked another successful Art in the Park event, held in conjunction with the Taste of Olean at the Jamestown Community College ... Read More »

8 Effective Exercises You’re Not Doing!

By Kimberly Duke,  Core Performance Fitness It’s easy to get comfortable with a tried-and-true workout routine. But if it’s results you want, you’ll need to shake things up occasionally. “Changing your routine around every 4 to 6 weeks keeps muscles challenged so you continue to see results,” says Tom Holland, MS, CSCS, author of Beat the Gym (William Morrow, 2011). ... Read More »

Recreational Trail Concept Garners Widespread Support

  by Eva Potter After the July 18 meeting of the Ellicottville Town Board, it became very evident that a recreational trail in the area would be of great benefit to residents and visitors alike, after board member Ken Hinman presented the idea of a bicycle and walking path. With Ellicottville’s strong focus on fitness and healthy living, a recreational ... Read More »

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