WNYMBA Campout Weekend

If you’re already a member of the Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association (WNYMBA), you’ve probably had August 12-14 circled on your calendar since the start of the summer. If you’re a mountain biking enthusiast of any skill level and you haven’t heard about WNYMBA’s upcoming Campout Weekend, you’ve got to be asking yourself, “Why am I not part of one of the great events of the year and how can I join this welcoming community of riders?”
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Thrive with IV Therapy

IV Lounges, Medical Spas, what are they? A fad? Trendy in the city & finally making its way to the rural areas? Not everyone understands IV therapy, leaving some skeptics. Having a couple treatments in Buffalo myself, I knew there was more to this type of treatment but the drive was always tough. Upon hearing that an IV Lounge in the Village of Ellicottville was opening I knew instantly it would be a hit.
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Outdoor Patio Season

Are you looking to kick back with the gang at an outdoor patio? There’s plenty of time left for summer fun and plenty of patios right here in Ellicottville, NY that will keep you entertained and outside. Let’s break it down for you:. 1. KATY’S CAFE: Breakfast on...

Beer and Wine Festival

HOLIDAY VALLEY - The 18th Annual Beer and Wine Festival returns to Holiday Valley on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Given the list of breweries, wineries and restaurants that typically take part, this experience is one that should be on the “must-do” list of any zythophile and oenophile (or anyone age 21+ who is looking to have a fun time in Ellicottville).

Weekly Dining Specials

Professional burrito roller Dennis Baldwin and crew invite burrito lovers and bike enthusiasts to stop in for some clean fuel for your body before you hit the MTB trails - from the usual chicken, steak or veggie burrito to pop-up specials including beef & cheese or fish tacos. Customize your burrito and wash it down with a pint of 42 North Brewing, now available on tap and in the cooler at Bike and Bean! And for those two-wheel die-hards, Dennis hosts Monday Night Shop Rides every week; meet at the shop at 6:00pm sharp! Follow @evillebikeandbean on IG / FB for details.

Add Sea Salt for Hydration + More Benefits

During the hot and humid days of summer, I have found that drinking water alone has not been able to quench my thirst. Sports drinks are designed to replenish sodium and potassium for athletes who do a moderate to high intensity workout of 60 minutes or longer each day. Unfortunately, sports energy drinks are also high in sugar and food dyes and drinking more than 1 serving a day can increase the risk of diabetes and other health conditions. According to the Gatorade website, a 20-ounce serving of Gatorade contains 140 calories and 36 grams of carbohydrates, with 34 grams of carbohydrates coming straight from sugar. One serving size is 8 oz. of Gatorade (the smallest bottle sold).

Explore the Enchanted Mountains

We have plenty of places to park the RV, pitch a tent, or relax in a cabin. Allegany State Park, NY’s largest State Park, consists of 65,000 acres making it the perfect place to spread out but still have a great time. It offers everything from rustic camping to cabins where you only have to bring the food! Enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, or even horseback riding. The Art Roscoe Trail System has some of the finest double track trails in WNY for mountain bikers. Consisting of interconnecting loops, the trail totals approximately 24 miles. Quaker Lake and Red House Lake both have beaches and swimming available, as well as rentals of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and paddle boats.

Foraging for Food… Where to Eat Like a Local

Where to eat? This the question everyone asks themselves on a daily or weekly basis. Of course, here in the Allegheny National Forest there are those who can describe which mushrooms, plants, bugs, and berries will make a meal. This article is for those who want to “forage” through Google listings to find a new restaurant to try. This article will provide great ideas of nearby Pennsylvania restaurants which are worth the trip!

Ellicottville Greens Seeks Local Headquarters

The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency is poised to review an application for a state sales tax abatement and payment-in-lieu-of-tax deal (PILOT) for an intensive container-gardening project at a leased rural Ellicottville location. The company has been supplying the area and the region with food for the past four years.

Village Park A Big Topic at Village Board Meeting

The busy Village Park was a key topic during the July 26th meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board. Village Board members discussed a recent successful groundbreaking ceremony for the $550,000 skatepark construction project, but officials noted numerous events have brought crowds, and along with them traffic problems and bottlenecks as recreationists park their vehicles on both sides of Parkside Drive.

Final Gazebo Series Performance Tonight, Aug. 4th

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - The Gazebo Series, presented by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Niagara Label Company, will host its final performance of the season tonight, Thursday, August 4th featuring the Mark Mazur Quintet with vocalist Lisa Christy. Popular in western New York and Canada, this group plays...

August Astrology

The energy of Leo the Lion is one of bravery, courage, fierceness, and is a ‘yang’ energy. We all have Leo in our personal chart, meaning it rules over one area of life. It is ruled by the sun, and as we know, all the planets revolve around the sun. We may know some Leos who feel the whole world revolves around them, or who may be a bit of a ‘drama queen.’

Taste of Ellicottville

ELLICOTTVILLE - Join us August 13th and 14th to get a taste for why people keep coming back to Ellicottville year after year for a foodie experience like no other. The Taste of Ellicottville, produced by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, takes to the streets for its 36th year of culinary enjoyment!

Pool Life is Just Ducky at Holiday Valley

HOLIDAY VALLEY - Whether you’re looking to cool down after an exhilarating time climbing the trees at Sky High or just looking to relax and soak in some vitamin D (don’t forget your sunscreen!), the Holiday Valley pools are the scene you need in your life. The pool complex is made up of a toddler pool, a lap pool and an activity pool that has a diving board and a slide. The slide is the spot to be every weekend, where the Pool Staff has recently revived the always-popular Duck Derby race.

Bobby Militello Headlining Jazz & Blues Weekend

Jazz great Bobby Militello and his quartet will be performing at 12:30pm on the Main Stage come Sunday, July 31st as part of the 23rd Annual Ellicottville Jazz & Blues Weekend, produced by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. Bobby Militello is considered one of the greatest saxophone players in the...

Cancer Sucks!

The Ride for Roswell took place earlier this summer, raising $5,603,901 and counting, with all proceeds going towards cancer research to find a cure. This event is particularly important to our small community in which we rally around any one of our residents who is suffering from this disease. One resident in particular, Brenda Perks, is fighting her third battle with cancer.

Therapeutic Support Group for Cancer Warriors Offered In Ellicottville

A diagnosis of cancer can elicit so many human reactions and responses all weaved into an overwhelming sense of being alone. Some of the most common human reactions following the news of a cancer diagnosis can be: overwhelm, shock, disbelief, fear, anxiety, panic, anger, guilt, shame, loneliness, and a general sense of losing control. The battle or road of having cancer is nothing to be juggling by yourself.

Ellicottville Grads Receive CRCF Scholarship Awards

OLEAN - Three Ellicottville Central School graduates recently received scholarship awards from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Elsa Woodarek received the Kristen Hintz Memorial Scholarship for $2,000. This scholarship, which came under Foundation’s management in 2017, is named in memory of Kristen Nicole Hintz, who was a senior at Ellicottville Central School and at the top of her class when a tragic auto accident cut her life short in 2000. A leader in her class, she was a multi-sport athlete who always gave her best and persevered through difficult situations. Her kindness touched all she met.

Chamber Gives Back to the Alley Katz

ELLICOTTVILLE - Each year, as part of their mission, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce looks to assist various local not-for-profit organizations who are instrumental in keeping Ellicottville such an amazing community. In keeping with tradition, the Chamber Board has approved a donation for 2022 to the Ellicottville Alley Katz. “This...

Acoustria to Perform at Ellicottville Gazebo Series

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - The Gazebo Series, presented by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Niagara Label Company, will host Acoustria on Thursday, July 28th. Band members Leah Pinnavaia (vocals, keyboard, clarinet), Scott Helfrich (guitar, vocals), Tim O’Connell (electronic percussion) and John Caruso (bass, vocals, keyboard) play a variety of classic rock/pop/folk and original music with an acoustic spin and abundant harmonies. All veterans of the WNY music scene, they’ll join together in Ellicottville for a unique and creative arrangement, performing hits from artists including Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Joni Mitchell, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Indigo Girls, Sarah McLaughlin, Blue Oyster Cult, Pink Floyd and Rush.