7th Annual Beer & Wine Festival

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This Weekend Holiday Valley Plays Host to a Plethora of Hops & Vines Beer and wine lovers from all over are heading to Ellicottville this weekend for the seventh annual Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival. Over 2,000 people are expected to attend Saturday’s event from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Yodeler Lodge. The […]

Village Readies for Season

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Board Discusses New Community Christmass Tree, Hires Full Time Court Clerk The November 8th meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board saw a number of items listed in the Department of Public Works monthly report for October pertaining to the fast-approaching winter season. Decorative snow lights are going up along Main Street, and the Village will […]

Town Budget Meeting

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2% Increase in Pay for Employees; Town Financially Healthy Ellicottville’s Town Board held a public hearing and special meeting on their proposed 2011 budget on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. Town Supervisor John Burrell stated the proposed budget calls for a 2 percent increase in pay for all town employees and the town supervisor, […]

Screening: Wintervention

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A Warren Miller Production for the Snow-Obsessed: November 26 JAMESTOWN – Do you have a skiing or snowboarding problem? Do you always have to take “just one more” run? Do you sneak around your partner to get your powder fix? Will you go to the ends of the earth in search of snow? If you […]

Ellicotteville Brewing Co. Expansion Plans

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Village Planning Board Meeting Detailed Popular Brew Pub’s Axquisition of Adjacent Property At the Village Planning Board meeting Tuesday night Peter Kreinheder of the Ellicottville Brewing Company began a preliminary discussion with the planning board to expand their brewpub and restaurant. Peter was careful to explain that he is in the very beginning stages of […]

Publisher’s Word

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“To Your Good Health” The next time you and your friends partake of a pint or two, stop for a moment and realize you are enjoying a libation that’s been around for, literally, thousands of years. Beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages and many historians consider the invention of bread and beer responsible […]

Opinion: Truth Or Consequences

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I’m Back Baby! I’m back! That’s right, the Doug you all remember from the glory days of Shrub and Cheney has returned. I’ve got my Mojo back and I feel rested and refreshed. It’s been a long couple of years. As a supposed Marx reading, Latte sipping, sushi eating, elitist Liberal, I should have been […]

Up Close & Personal

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Ellicottville Brewing Company’s Brew Master: Dan Minner Dan Minner has a great job. Sure, he’s got a boss, just like most of us, and at times, I’m sure his boss can seem demanding, just like most of our bosses can. Oh, and his schedule is a bit hectic, too. He works on average at least […]

Architectural Digest

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Life at the Top Those of you who know me know that I used to live in a tiny mountain community on the shore of Lake Tahoe, called Incline Village. Lake Tahoe is high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an altitude of 6500 feet; so it’s not unusual to find mountain homes there […]

Inside Business Track

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Book Review: Kinfolk Knives – A Cattaraugus County Family Dynasty The American Dream is that through hard work and resourcefulness a person can create wealth for himself and family. The story of the Case family’s manufacturing of knives extends back to the early 1800’s and continued until the 1960’s. All told the Case family was […]