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Rodney Carrington to bring hilarious comedy to casino March 9

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When standup comedian Rodney Carrington performs at the Seneca Allegany Events Center, he will have the adults only audience rolling in the aisles with his raunchy comedy.

By Deb Everts Laugh the night away with standup comedian, actor and musician Rodney Carrington as he performs at the Seneca Allegany Events Center Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Known for his trademark Texas drawl and black cowboy hat, Carrington’s stand up routine combines comedy with his love of music. Don’t miss his hilarious show for audiences 18 years ... Read More »

Event-filled Mardi Gras, Winter Carnival this weekend

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People from near and father gather in Ellicottville each March for the annual Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend festivities, highlighted by the parade that makes its way through the center of the village Saturday night.

By Kellen M. Quigley Whether you’re in the mood for a fun night on the town or an action-packed day on the slopes, Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival weekend have you covered! Parades, beads, music, contests and, of course, costumes are yours for the taking this weekend as Ellicottville’s biggest family-friendly party of the season returns. You might even think ... Read More »

SCA Spring Community Exhibit open house March 9

The work of over 25 artists will be featured in the upcoming Spring Community Exhibit at the Harold L. Olmsted Gallery at the Springville Center for the Arts. A variety of mediums from photography, woodworking, oil, watercolor and pen and ink will create an interesting display for gallery visitors. “We have been thrilled to see the breadth and quality of ... Read More »

Life of Civil War vet from Springville revisited

Photo by Elyana Schosek

The life of J.P. Myers, a man who spent much of his life in Springville, was revisited last week during a presentation by Jolene Hawkins at the Lucy Bensley Center. Myers was a Civil War vet who went on to live a prosperous life in the village.

By Elyana Schosek Current estimates for the number of soldiers who fought in the Civil War are at about 2.75 million people. These nearly 3 million men came from all across the eastern United States over the course of only four years. Among all these soldiers was a man named J.P. Myers who spent most of his life living in ... Read More »

HoliMont hosts inaugural ‘Frosty CX’ fat bike race

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HoliMont member Tom Scheeler bikes through the slushy snow.

On Feb. 23, hardy souls set out to conquer the snow on their fat bikes at the “Frosty CX” held at the bottom of HoliMont Ski Resort’s Sunset area. With warmer temperatures, the snow was soft but the participants pedaled through the slushy snow and ice on bikes with humongous tires. The event was in a cyclocross race format and ... Read More »

Enjoy Mardi Gras, Winter Carnival weekend March 8–10

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Ellicottville’s biggest event of the ski season is coming next weekend with the annual Winter Carnival and Mardi Gras Parade in the village and at Holiday Valley.

By Deb Everts Celebrate Ellicottville’s biggest event of the ski season at Winter Carnival weekend featuring the Mardi Gras Parade March 8 through 10. There will be fun for everyone in the village and at Holiday Valley. Barb Pump, events manager for the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, said the Mardi Gras event has been celebrated in Ellicottville for 27 years. ... Read More »

Outdoors enthusiasts to gather for annual Sportsman Show at casino

By Kellen M. Quigley As the hunting seasons in New York state wind down this winter, the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino invites all avid sportsmen and outdoors enthusiasts to begin preparing for the next ones this weekend. On Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, the casino will host its annual premiere sportsman’s show, presented by York Penn Shows ... Read More »

Green Speaker Series turns to agriculture theme for March

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Following an inspiring talk on electric vehicles in February, the second speaker in Green Springville’s Green Speaker Series on March 12 will explore the sustainable aspects of hemp. A common misconception is that growing hemp is like growing marijuana. Hemp is actually an industrial material, with uses ranging from clothing to bioplastics to food. In 2017, New York state opened ... Read More »

A Look Back: Ways to remember loved ones

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By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to the items that were kept for memories of our loved ones that had past, and you will find everything from baby teeth to locks of baby hair to hair wreaths and hair jewelry. Memories of the dead were more important and visible in the Victorian homes. It was proper to hang pictures of the ... Read More »

Cordelian Club to host annual dance for BCH this weekend

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By Kellen M. Quigley The Cordelian Club would like to invite everyone 21 and older to the annual dance to benefit Bertrand Chaffee Hospital this Saturday, March 2. For only $35 per person, attendees can dance, eat and mingle with friends and neighbors from 7 p.m. until 11. “Things have gone pretty smoothly,” said Kelly Sanders, vice president of the ... Read More »

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