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Abby Minnekine of Little Valley is New County Dairy Princess

By Rick Miller Abby Minnekine has been in training for the job of Cattaraugus County Dairy Princess for the past three years. Next week, Abby will be promoting dairy products at the Cattaraugus County Fair as the 2018 Dairy Princess. She previously served for two years as an ambassador to the Dairy Princess’ court, and last year was selected the ... Read More »

Social Media Propelled Kane Brown to Stardom

By Rich Place When one hears about someone trying to make it big in the country music scene, it’s not uncommon to imagine a talented musician singing at a honky tonk in Nashville or perhaps being an opening act at a county fair or small-town concert. But when country music meets the 21st century and the world of social media, ... Read More »

Charlie Daniels Band to Perform Aug. 1 at Fair

By Rich Place At a county fair that often features young, up-and-coming talent, the arrival of Charlie Daniels and his band on Wednesday, Aug. 1 to the Cattaraugus County Fair will celebrate the long and storied career of one of country music’s pioneers. After all, Daniels, now 81, had already released 18 studio albums by the time Kane Brown, who ... Read More »

Powers & Thomas Returning to Midway

By Rich Place Visitors to the midway at this year’s Cattaraugus County Fair will see a new offering of rides and attractions owned by a family already familiar with the annual fair. Powers & Thomas, a company owned and operated by siblings Eddy Powers and Tracy Thomas — along with their spouses Amy Powers and R.D. Thomas, respectively — will ... Read More »

Ellicottville Students Count Down to the Catt. Co. Fair

By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter The Cattaraugus County Fair is just around the corner and Ellicottville 4-H members are working ‘round the clock in preparation. The 4-H organization, facilitated in Ellicottville by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, is an international organization dedicated to “empowering young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.” In rural areas like this, 4-H ... Read More »

Stock Up During National Blueberry Month

By Alicia Dziak It’s the height of berry season in Western New York, which means time to stock up on all that fruity goodness. Besides the obvious tastiness of blueberries, the tiny, juicy “superfood”  have the highest antioxidants of any fruit, and just one cup provides a good amount of fiber and vitamin C without packing in a lot of ... Read More »

Jazz & Blues Festival Coming Next Weekend

By Alicia Dziak Make your plans now for the annual Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville, happening July 27-29 throughout the village. This event is all about the music, hosted by the local hot spots as well as the Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage. The Gin Mill, at 20 Washington St., will feature the Blue Light Blues Band on Friday, ... Read More »

Summer Bucket List: Outdoor Movies

By Alicia Dziak There’s nothing quite like catching your favorite flick under the stars. Whether in your vehicle or in a lawn chair, movies under the stars are an experience like no other. According to www.history.com, the first drive-in movie theater opened in 1933 in Camden, New Jersey, although initially referred to as a different name. The website states that, ... Read More »

It’s All in a Good Day’s Work for Ellicottville Students

By Louisa Benatovich ECS Student Reporter For many ECS students, summers in Ellicottville mean one thing: summer employment. Ellicottville, with its many festivals and tourist destinations, is ripe with jobs for the picking. Whether it’s working at Holiday Valley, in the village or on the farm, Ellicottville students relish the independence and satisfaction of earning their own paychecks. Given the ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Fair Returns July 30

By Alicia Dziak The Cattaraugus County Fair is coming to the Little Valley Fairgrounds July 30- Aug. 5! Get ready for amusement rides, animals, special events, music and more at this fun-filled annual event. The Grandstand events sure are grand this year, with the Monster Truck Rally, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derbies and great concerts sure to bring in ... Read More »

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