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  • Falling Leaves Festival

    Falling Leaves Festival Salamanca Celebrates Seneca Culture & Heritage The 39th annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival

  • Rails to Trails Project

    Rails to Trails Project First 1.8 Miles of former Railway to Open in Springville By Lori Humphreys     The last train using

  • Green Energy Homes

    Green Energy Homes ST West Board Takes a Tour of Alfred State Project By Nicholas Pircio   Members of the Southern Tier West

  • Bonagany Festival

    Bonagany Festival Celebration of Friendship Between St. Bona and Community By Kerra Trivieri   This month, Allegany will be

  • Advancing Local Projects

    Advancing Local Projects IDA Helps E’Ville, Olean & Franklinville Businesses By Nicholas Pircio   The Cattaraugus County

    Inside Business Track

    • Ameri-Can New Additions

      Ameri-Can New Additions Washington Street Store Joins with Made In America Stores Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Liz Boberg, owner of the Ameri-Can Store in Ellicottville, has announced a business arrangement with the Made In America Stores of Elma New York. Ms. Boberg opened the Ameri-Can Store a year ago featuring local artists […]

    • Daily Grind

      Inside Business Track: Daily Grind New Coffee House Open in Ellicottville By Chad Neal   Ever since Emma Freeman was a little girl growing up in Colden, NY, teas and coffee were her thing. “I totally loved it”, she told the Villager in an interview. Freeman is now the owner of the newest establishment in […]

    • Tips Up Closing After 35 Yrs

      Tips Up Closing After 35 Yrs Judy Roush Retiring From The Restaurant Business By Chad Neal   An iconic part of Ellicottville will be closing after serving dinner this Saturday August 6th and owner Judy Roush is retiring after running Tips Up for over 35 years day in and day out. Judy told the Villager […]

    • Picture Perfect Homes

      Picture Perfect Homes Steven Rawlings; Local Builder Has a Gift for Restoration Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Growing up in Chautauqua New York, Steve Rawlings developed a fondness for turn of the century architecture. Turn of the previous century that is, most of the homes in the famous Institute were built in the […]

    • Dana’s Heating and Plumbing

      Inside Business Track: Dana’s Heating and Plumbing By Chad Neal Dana Ukolowicz owner of Dana’s Heating and Plumbing graduated form Salamanca High School in 1992 and immediately moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He spent those years working and learning a trade that he has brought back to the area with him. He worked for a company […]

    Up Close & Personal

    • Falling Leaves Festival

      Falling Leaves Festival Salamanca Celebrates Seneca Culture & Heritage The 39th annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival Friday, September 30-Saturday, October 3 is filled with Seneca Culture and Heritage events with a beautiful fall foliage background. The event is a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship […]

    • Rails to Trails Project

      Rails to Trails Project First 1.8 Miles of former Railway to Open in Springville By Lori Humphreys     The last train using the Buffalo – Pittsburgh Railway between Orchard Park and West Valley, New York passed along the 27-mile track in 1996. The pathway remained and it’s the goal of the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail, […]

    • Green Energy Homes

      Green Energy Homes ST West Board Takes a Tour of Alfred State Project By Nicholas Pircio   Members of the Southern Tier West Planning and Development Board took a trip to Wellsville for their meeting held on Thursday, September 15th. The purpose was to tour the Zero Energy Demonstration Home on the Alfred State School […]

    • Bonagany Festival

      Bonagany Festival Celebration of Friendship Between St. Bona and Community By Kerra Trivieri   This month, Allegany will be hosting its 12th annual Bonagany Festival to celebrate the close friendship between St. Bonaventure University and the community of Allegany. This Saturday, September 24th, festival enthusiasts will be able to enjoy various foods, music, vendors, and […]

    • Advancing Local Projects

      Advancing Local Projects IDA Helps E’Ville, Olean & Franklinville Businesses By Nicholas Pircio   The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved resolutions advancing three local projects, at its meeting held Tuesday, September 20th in Ellicottville. The projects are located in Ellicottville, Franklinville, and Olean. All resolutions were unanimously approved by the IDA Board. Ski […]

    Architectural Spotlight

    • Peace and Serenity on Poverty Hill Road!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Peace and Serenity on Poverty Hill Road! 7420 Poverty Hill Road / 13 Trout Ridge Just minutes from Holiday Valley, HoliMont, and downtown Ellicottville, this 4 season chalet is nestled in the woods on an almost 1 acre wooded lot in Trout Ridge Subdivision, just off Poverty Hill Rd. There are […]

    • Spacious Brick Home

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Spacious Brick Home on 8.6 Mostly Wooded Acres 9013 Cattaraugus Street       MLS#B506754       $279,900 New price! Off the road and private! This home features similar characteristics of a Frank Lloyd Wright property. With the numerous rooms on the walk out lower level, it could be utilized as an in-law […]

    • An Eye for Design!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville An Eye for Design! 6245 Sunset Road         MLS#B508028         $895,000 City chic meets slopeside luxury in this meticulously thought out HoliMont chalet. Slopeside location makes skiing in & out a breeze. Move in ready & room for the entire squad. 1st floor you find 6 bunks & guest suite along with laundry, […]

    • Unmatched Quality in a Wooded Setting!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Unmatched Quality in a Wooded Setting! 6436 Watson Hill Ln.      MLS#B502180      $495,000 If you love log homes, this home is for you, with true log home features throughout in the interior walls, floors, log stairs and railings. Quality construction, top grade finishes stand out in the kitchen with granite […]

    • End Unit at HoliMont

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville End Unit at HoliMont 30 The Woods              MLS#B506276               $267,500 End unit location with a path that takes you right to Sunset Slope. This town home has been totally remodeled and tastefully painted and decorated for today’s consumer. The stone accents around fireplace and breakfast bar set the stage. All of the […]

    Local News

    • Villager on the Move & Nightmare Hayrides

      Villager on the Move Our Man in Lisdoovarna: John Thomas’ Venture Inspired by Bob McCarthy Story and Photo By John Thomas Staff Writer   Bob McCarthy’s favorite spot in Ireland was Lisdoovarna, a little town with a population of about 1,000. Lisdoovarna used to be known for its healing waters spa. People would come from […]

    • Enrollment on the Rise

      Enrollment on the Rise ECS Board Meeting: School Opened Smoothly By Sharon Turano   Ellicottville Central School officials are seeing the largest enrollment they have had in about 15 years. During a Tuesday Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mark Ward said enrollment stands at 651 this year. Due to that officials continue […]

    • Bargains & BBQ’s

      Bargains & BBQ’s Route 16 Garage Sale Next Weekend The Route 16 Garage Sale & BBQ Sampling will be held on September 17&18 from 9am-5pm all along Route 16 in Cattaraugus County, New York. Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout […]

    • Registration Spike & Firefighter Arrested

      Registration Spike Enrollment Up; West Valley School Voices Concern By Sharon Turano Although Ellicottville Central School District officials have seen a spike in new students registering at the district this year, they want others to realize it is not because they are going out of their way to pick up out-of-district pupils. During a Tuesday […]

    • Board Discusses Yurts & Tax Exemption Passed

      Board Discusses Yurts Stillhouse Brewpub Wins Conditional Approval Story by John Thomas   Stillhouse Brewpub After a series of meetings that began over a year ago, plans for a brewpub and distillery on 219, in the Gateway section of Town, won approval from the Town Planning Board. There had been a problem with public notice […]