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O, Christmas Tree: When and where to get thee

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By Kellen M. Quigley So just how early is too early to put up your Christmas tree? Last week, the Springville Times on its Facebook page asked “How soon is too soon to put up your Christmas tree?” and “When do you like to put your tree up?” We asked these questions in part because of the seemingly age-old debate ... Read More »

West Valley Christmas Tree Lighting grows each year

By Rick Miller The third annual West Valley Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 in front of the Community Building on Main Street.   Santa Claus is expected to arrive by West Valley Volunteer Hose Co. fire truck to pass out candy canes and sing Christmas carols.   The West Valley Christmas Tree Lighting ... Read More »

Celebrate the holidays in Springville this December

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By Kellen M. Quigley With Thanksgiving now past, the holiday season is officially here and a variety of festive events will be happening in Springville this December.   On Saturday, Dec. 1, join the Concord Historical Society for a cookie exchange, laughter and the joy of living in a small town with Concord Country Christmas. Santa may make an appearance ... Read More »

176th Cattaraugus County Fair Begins July 30

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By Rick Miller Opening day of the 176th annual Cattaraugus County Fair is less than a week away. The “big guns” this year are Tuesday and Wednesday night when Kane Brown on Tuesday and The Charlie Daniels Band on Wednesday are set to country rock the fairgrounds. Brown sold out the track seats and bleachers in a record 15 minutes, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Championship Rodeo Coming July 5-8

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By Rich Place It’s almost time for the rodeo to come into town for the 30th consecutive year on Sommerville Valley Road just south of the village of Ellicottville. The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo is scheduled to take place right after the July 4 holiday, with four shows scheduled from July 5 to 8. Fireworks are scheduled for the three evening ... Read More »

Plan Your June Adventure in Ellicottville

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By Alicia Dziak It’s June in Ellicottville, which means anything you want it to mean! Golf, music, pool time, runs and so much more can all be yours this month. Read on for some ideas, and be sure to have your pen handy to mark those calendars! Holiday Valley is in full swing this time of year. Get your golf ... Read More »

Sky High Premieres New ‘Tarzan Swing’ Obstacle

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By Alicia Dziak On Friday, May 18, Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park celebrated the opening of their new obstacle, the Tarzan Swing. “Tarzan and Jane” played by Mike Paterniti and Quincy Widger, demonstrated the element, which involved swinging on a rope that launched from one platform, and landing on a giant cargo net. The obstacle was added onto the end ... Read More »

60th Allegany Nature Pilgrimage June 1-3

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By Alicia Dziak As summertime fast approaches, so do the long days of being outside and exploring nature. As New York’s largest state park, Allegany State Park beckons guests to enjoys its 65,000 sprawling acres, and the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is a great way to see much of what the park has to offer. The Pilgrimage includes numerous nature-inspired workshops ... Read More »

Two Bike Path Projects Planned for Allegany State Park

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A new singletrack mountain biking trail will be constructed in the Summit area of the park, with the trailhead along Stone Tower Rd. Photo by Alicia Dziak By Alicia Dziak In a recent press release, New York State and Parks & Trails New York announced $450,000 in state grants to 21 organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New ... Read More »

Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival Return March 9-11

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By Alicia Dziak It’s almost that time of year again where king and queen reign supreme, dummies grace the slopes and the only thing more fun than throwing beads is collecting them! Yes, Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival Weekend will be here March 9-11, and the honor of your presence—or the honor of whoever or whatever you feel like ... Read More »

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