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  • HV Penguin Paddle 2017

    HV Penguin Paddle 2017 Fundraiser for Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program this Weekend    This Saturday, February 25, the annual

  • Tradition of Generosity

    Tradition of Generosity Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraiser Party; March

  • Rise to the Challenge

    Rise to the Challenge HoliMont Adaptive Program Remains Strong By Nicholas Pircio      On a fine sunny President’s

  • McCarthy’s Celtic Red

    McCarthy’s Celtic Red EBC Brews Beer Honoring Bob McCarthy, Supports Community By Chad Neal A year hasn't gone by since we lost one

  • Clean Energy Community

    Clean Energy Community Board Looks to Create State Mandated Efficiency Plan Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Supervisors

    Inside Business Track

    • XPhobia

      Inside Business Track: XPhobia Escape Room Entertainment in Olean By Chad Neal      Do you have what it takes to solve a murder, diffuse a bomb, rob a bank, break out of jail, or escape from a serial killer in 60 minutes or less?     Entertainment has come a long way since the first Cro-Magnon man […]

    • Finnerty’s Tap Room

      Inside Business Track: Finnerty’s Tap Room Newest Eatery Aims to Feel Like Home Story and Photo by John Thomas Staff Writer   “I want people to feel like this is their second home.” That’s Bill Finnerty talking about the kind of hospitality he plans to extend to customers in his new restaurant Finnerty’s Tap Room. […]

    • Madigan’s Turns 35

      Inside Business Track: Madigan’s Turns 35 From Mullligan’s Brick Bar in Allentown to the Green Bar in E’Ville By Chad Neal Last week marked the 35th Anniversary of the legendary establishment in Ellicottville, Madigan’s. Every year the Kells, owners of the bar and restaurant celebrate their successful business by inviting friends and family to enjoy […]

    • E’Ville Dental Group

      Inside Business Track: E’Ville Dental Group EDG Changes Hands; Dr Joseph Vilardo DDS Takes Over By Chad Neal Ellicottville has had a dental office for a long time. It is now called the Ellicottville Dental Group and has been since the firm moved to it’s new home at 6133 Rte. 219 Suite 1003, when Dr. […]

    • Finnerty’s Tap Room

      Inside Business Track: Finnerty’s Tap Room A New Restaurant and Bar Opening Before the New Year By Chad Neal   As we watch the evolution of Ellicottville taking place, we see new businesses open up and become part of the community. Being the destination that this place is opens up the doors for places to […]

    Up Close & Personal

    • HV Penguin Paddle 2017

      HV Penguin Paddle 2017 Fundraiser for Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program this Weekend    This Saturday, February 25, the annual Penguin Paddle will take place at Holiday Valley.  This event, which is the annual fundraiser for the Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program, has hundreds of participants who drape themselves in large black garbage bags and slide down […]

    • Tradition of Generosity

      Tradition of Generosity Ken Brown 700 Club Fundraiser Party; March 4th                                                                                                   Whatever the weather the Ken Brown 700 Club will hold its 17th annual “Help Us Help Others” Fundraising Party on March 4 at noon at Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Shelter.    Festivities will include lunch and beverage for a contribution of $10, a […]

    • Rise to the Challenge

      Rise to the Challenge HoliMont Adaptive Program Remains Strong By Nicholas Pircio      On a fine sunny President’s Day, David Berghash was out of the office and not immediately available for an interview with The Villager. But that’s perfectly understandable, seeing he was outdoors doing what he enjoys, that is, teaching students taking part […]

    • McCarthy’s Celtic Red

      McCarthy’s Celtic Red EBC Brews Beer Honoring Bob McCarthy, Supports Community By Chad Neal A year hasn’t gone by since we lost one of the most benevolent and altruistic persons Ellicottville had come to know. Robert McCarthy was a very influential and wonderful man who made Ellicottville his home decades ago. McCarthy was a retired […]

    • Clean Energy Community

      Clean Energy Community Board Looks to Create State Mandated Efficiency Plan Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Supervisors Report    Town Supervisor Matt McAndrew started off the Town Board meeting with a discussion of the new Public Works Director position being considered by both the Village and Town boards. Mr. McAndrew said he had […]

    Architectural Spotlight

    • Ski In/Out To The Sunset Slope

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Ski In/Out To The Sunset Slope 3 The Woods          MLS#B1019876          $297,900    Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse featuring granite counters and center island. The cathedral ceilings and fireplace accentuate the living room. Go through the sliding glass doors to the back deck that overlooks the slope. The entry level […]

    • Heart of the Village of Ellicottville! & Truly One Of A Kind!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Heart of the Village of Ellicottville! 2 Jefferson St., Ellicottville        B479507        NEW PRICE of $359,900    Great opportunity, and new reduced price. 6 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, huge corner lot with a double garage with income apartment. Charming breakfast room and sunny kitchen, double sided fireplace, full dry basement […]

    • Easy Living on Easy Street

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Easy Living on Easy Street 11 Easy Street         MLS#B491110         $429,000    Location gets you on & off the HoliMont ski slopes in record time. Six bedrooms and three and a half baths in this spacious floor plan. Updated kitchen opens to the dining & living rooms featuring walk around fireplace. Spacious […]

    • Log Home on One of Ellicottville’s most Prestigious Streets!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Log Home on One of Ellicottville’s most Prestigious Streets! 35 Greer Hill Drive       MLS#B1006259       $1,485,000    This Maple Island Log Home was designed & handcrafted in Michigan, then disassembled & re-built on one of Ellicottville’s most prestigious streets, Greer Hill, & finished by local artisans. The homes features over 5000 sq. […]

    • Short Walk to all Ellicottville has to Offer!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Short Walk to all Ellicottville has to Offer! 5 Van Buren         B1021014         $339,900    3 BR/2.5 Bth home on a beautiful cul de sac, just a short walk to the shops and restaurants of Ellicottville. Master suite and cherry hardwood floors throughout the main level. Many upgrades including new kitchen, granite […]

    Local News

    • Phone Call Scam Alert

      Phone Call Scam Alert Local Resident Taken for $700 Story by John Thomas Staff Writer      An Ellicottville resident fell prey to a sophisticated internet scam and wound up sending a fair amount of money to some unknown criminal in Mexico. The local gentleman contacted The Villager to warn residents of what was a […]

    • New Ski Group & ECS Freshman in Pro Bowl

      New Ski Group Intermediate to Advanced Skiers Ski Groups By Victor Rieman    Ski bum, park rat, ripper, shredder…. whatever they call themselves, the mogul thumping, glades navigating, and wall conquering subset of Holiday Valley finally have a program to call home. Local ski guru Mike P. is offering bi-weekly sessions known as “Ski with […]

    • Mardi Gras Update

      Mardi Gras Update Bacchus Ball Set for Madigan’s By Carol Fisher      Don’t let the mild weather we have had recently fool you. Per the Farmer’s Almanac 2017, mid-March snowfall will be “above normal from southern New England and western New York southward through the Appalachians.” For the winter of 2016–2017, the Almanac weather prophets expect “temperatures […]

    • 2017 Art Roscoe Loppet & 2017 Sportsman Show

      2017 Art Roscoe Loppet Classic Cross Country Ski Races at ASP; Feb. 12th    The Annual Art Roscoe XC Ski Weekend is tearing into Allegany State Park for another amazing year of cross-country skiing action, Sunday February 12. Participate in one of the three different course distances and experience the almost endless thrills and heart-pounding […]

    • Town Board Meeting & Blood, Sweat & Tears

      Town Board Meeting Reminds People of High Fine for Dumpster Stuffing Story by John Thomas Staff Writer Supervisors Report    At the Town Board meeting, last week Supervisor Matt McAndrew opened the meeting with a discussion about the Village’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. Part of the original bid for the back in 2015 called for […]