FOOD & DRINK
Experience Ellicottville: The Top 3 Cafes That Will Enrich Your Taste Buds
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional cafes in Ellicottville. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in salamanca, NY
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of salamanca..
Steelite International America
There’s a new trend in the Ellicottville restaurant scene and it’s all about presentation. Sure, the food has always been grand, but now they have added an accent. Steelite International America has equipped several of your favorite spots with white bone china plates and they are “hot” one might say.
Ellicottville Residents, Enter to Win 2 Tickets for the Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots Game this December!
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a promotion on December 4th and 11th. Participants have a chance to win two tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. The New England Patriots game on December 31st, 2023. To enter, contestants must provide their name, email, and mailing address on a specific webpage. Entries will be randomized, and the first person on the list will be the winner. If the winner is unreachable, the next person will be selected.
EVL Distillery’s Liquor Mile Returns
Some people like to run and find it enjoyable. I, myself, am not one of those people. If I’m running, it’s because I’m being chased by a wild grizzly or something. But if you are one of those individuals who love the feeling of the pavement beneath your feet and a crisp winter wind in your face, the Ellicottville Distillery has a great incentive for you. On December 31st, their “New Year’s Eve 5K & Liquor Mile” will be hitting the streets.
Catamount, Berkshire East ski areas open this week with new improvements
This is a biweekly column about all things skiing and snowboarding in New England. On Thursday, a rare and wonderful thing happened: Catamount Mountain opened for skiing and riding, marking one of the few times it has ever been able to start the season in November. The opening was also...
Come Get a Taste of Ireland
Let it snow! Just got a rundown for what is in store for you at this year’s Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas, happening at EBC on Friday, December 1st at 6:00 PM. With the generous support of the Ellicottville Brewing Company the 18th annual tradition will see all proceeds from special beer and wine sales go to the Bob McCarthy Foundation’s programs. Brew master Dan Minner has created a special draft & the traditional McCarthy Irish Red to commemorate the legend at his event.
“A Little Something” Small Works Show
OLEAN - The Tri-County Arts Council is pleased to announce “A Little Something Small,” the fourth annual juried small works show, which is taking place now until January 13th in the Peg Bothner Gallery, located at 110 W. State St. in Olean. The public is invited to view more than 175 pieces of artwork submitted by over 65 different artists from Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties. Each piece is available to purchase in person or online at www.tricountyartscouncil.org, and a portion of each sale supports the arts council.
Springville Center for the Arts
The Founders Show exhibit is an art exhibit showcasing foundational artists from the early days of the Springville Center for the Arts, in the Center’s newly renovated Harold L. Olmsted Gallery. The Center is located at 37 North Buffalo Street, in the former Baptist Church of Springville, a historic red brick Late Gothic Revival style church built in 1869 that was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. There will be a reception there this Saturday December 2, from 6:30-8pm, giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artists, view the art and the Center’s renovated spaces, and also.
Local Talent Mykala Rodriguez Joins Prestigious Sr. High Area All-State Treble Choir
Mykala Rodriguez was chosen to join the Sr. High Area All-State Treble Choir based on her high NYSSMA scores from May. The Area All-State ensembles consist of top musicians from Zone 1, covering Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, and Niagara Counties.
Local Musician and St. Bonaventure University Rugby Trainer
Andrew “Tui” Osborne has been a well-known, new character in Ellicottville, as he moved here to be closer to his job coaching rugby at St. Bonaventure, where consequently he led them to championships. Tui is also known in Ellicottville for his musical prowess and being a social delight. He has played at a handful of establishments in Ellicottville with his guitar and sultry voice, but now he’ll have to find new joints in Miami to play in, as he has been hired as a new coach of the professional Rugby team the Miami Sharks. The Villager caught up with Tui to ask him about his next chapter.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Kittens Today in salamanca, NY
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near salamanca.
Ellicottville Landmark Celebrates “One More” with 42 Anniversary
The year was 1981. Grace Kell was working at the Harness Shop in Ellicottville for Rita McKnight when she was offered the business and building. Her and husband Kevin purchased it and started a legacy as well as their family as their son Connor was born in 1981 as well in this bubble of awesomeness, known as Ellicottville, NY. The history of Madigan’s is a saga considering the building it started from a school house in the mid 1800’s. There are still a few timbers from the original building that were seedlings when George Washington was a child, that are still part of the edifice. The building can tell many a tale, but as Madigan’s we’ll say (and this was coined long before Vegas used it) what happens in Madigan’s stays in Madigan’s – for the most part.
GOACC Announces Parade Winners
OLEAN – Sixty-four units and more than 1,104 adults and children participated and were in the 38th Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade Friday, November 24 in downtown Olean. Paula Snyder, Jamestown Community College; Paula Bernstein, Tri-County Arts Council and Max Bullers, Olean resident; did judging for this season’s parade. More than 2,500 people watched the parade go down both sides of the street.
Snowmaking Begins At Holiday Valley In Ellicottville, New York
The weather has been in the news a lot lately. It initially looked like there was a Thanksgiving snow bomb on the way to New York, but that weather report changed quickly to high winds and rain. The weather lately has been so good that it's pretty easy to forget...
Gowanda's Hollywood Theater: Rekindling the Spark of Cinematic Grandeur
Nestled in the quaint town of Gowanda, New York, the Hollywood Theater is not merely a structure but a celebration of historical magnificence and architectural wonder. This vintage marvel, conceived by the distinguished Leon H. Lempert & Son in the wake of the Gowanda Opera House fire in 1926, has been restored to its full 1950s-style splendor. With a sumptuous interior featuring white Vermont marble, brass railings, and a 22-foot domed ceiling adorned with oil-painted murals, the theater is a testament to the golden age of Hollywood and a must-see for enthusiasts of film and architecture alike.
Ischua Valley Historical Society: A Journey Through Local History
Nestled in Hinsdale, New York, the Ischua Valley Historical Society (IVHS) is a historic gem dedicated to preserving the rich tapestry of the region's past. Since its founding in 1966, IVHS has been actively collecting and showcasing artifacts that span from the Native American era to the days of the early settlers. The society's centerpiece, the Miner's Cabin, is a Victorian mansion that provides a unique window into the Gold Rush period with its antique furniture and local relics.
A Toast to Bob McCarthy
Bob McCarthy’s Irish Christmas is quickly approaching, and through the hospitality of our friends at Ellicottville Brewing Company, the 18th annual tradition will take place on December 1st starting at 6:00pm. This fun event reflects the generosity and compassion of our tight knit community as many turn out to...
Discovering the Rich Heritage of the Seneca Nation at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum
Nestled in the scenic town of Salamanca, NY, and a brief drive from Allegany, the Seneca Iroquois National Museum is a cultural treasure trove that celebrates the Seneca Nation, known as the 'Keepers of the Western Door' within the Iroquois Confederacy. The museum, an integral part of the Onöhsagwë:de' Cultural Center, invites visitors to delve into the vibrant history and traditions of the Seneca people through a wealth of exhibits, workshops, and events hosted year-round.