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January 31, 2011

"Ferris Karaoke" every Sunday night at Madigan's thru ski season.

November 28, 2016

There is something to be said about being in the right place at the right time. For how many times in life things don’t always add up, beautiful coincidences always seem to be peppered in. If you ask Lyn Hall of Quirky Quilters, she will tell you that her career started from a chance encounter. “About six-seven years ago, I was perusing a sewing shop in Erie, PA. There was a woman there looking to purchase a new long-arm quilting machine. After she proclaimed to the store, ‘Anyone want to buy my used machine?’, I for some reason, said yes.”

There is something to be said about being in the right place at the right time. For how many times in life things don’t always add up, beautiful coincidences always seem to be peppered in. If you ask Lyn Hall of Quirky Quilters, she will tell you that her career started from a chance encounter. “About six-seven years ago, I was perusing a sewing shop in Erie, PA. There was a woman there looking to purchase a new long-arm quilting machine. After she proclaimed to the store, ‘Anyone want to buy my used machine?’, I for some reason, said yes.” 

October 5, 2016

As the air grows crisp and we say goodbye to summer’s sweltering temps, many cool weather fans are gearing up for a new season of adventure. If you are an avid fisherman (or woman), chances are you have thoughts of steelhead swarming your brain. Want to know where you can seek out world-class steelhead fishing in Western New York? Pack your gear bag and get ready to head out. The answer lies in Ellicottville, NY. Adventure Bound onthefly, located downtown on the main drag, has the guides, the gear and the knowledge to help you live out the fly fishing experience of your dreams.

As the air grows crisp and we say goodbye to summer’s sweltering temps, many cool weather fans are gearing up for a new season of adventure.  If you are an avid fisherman (or woman), chances are you have thoughts of steelhead swarming your brain.  Want to know where you can seek out world-class steelhead fishing in Western New York?  Pack your gear bag and get ready to head out.

October 5, 2016

As many of you may already know, Ellicottville is home to some of the most entertaining festivals and events in Western New York. From the multiple fetes produced by the local Chamber of Commerce, to the countless gatherings afforded by HoliMont and Holiday Valley, there are no shortage of reasons to visit our Village. There are plenty of reasons to visit Ellicottville before the snow flies. Here are just a few fun events you'll want to experience ...

EVL HALF MARATHON & 5K
Saturday, Oct. 29
Monroe Street, Downtown EVL
 
October 4, 2016

Since opening Ameri-Can on September 1, 2015, owner Liz Boberg has made a strong commitment to American craftsmanship, art, and industry in the Ellicottville area, as her inventory is made by local artisans and crafters. The scope of Boberg’s inventory expands even further to include items such as clothing made in the United States and Canada. Now, Boberg is pleased to share the exciting news that her store features a selection of merchandise from the well-known franchise, the Made in America Store. And did we mention ... Ameri-Can just celebrated their one year anniversary!

Since opening Ameri-Can on September 1, 2015, owner Liz Boberg has made a strong commitment to American craftsmanship, art, and industry in the Ellicottville area, as her inventory is made by local artisans and crafters. The scope of Boberg’s inventory expands even further to include items such as clothing made in the United States and Canada. Now, Boberg is pleased to share the exciting news that her store features a selection of merchandise from the well-known franchise, the Made in America Store, whose flagship store is located in Elma, just twenty miles south of Buffalo.

March 6, 2016

Bemus Point will be getting a big taste of Ellicottville’s finest this summer when Ellicottville Brewing Company opens EBC on Chautauqua. Taking over the former Bemus Surf Club, expect the taps to start pouring around mid-June. Their expansion into the heavy Southern Tier now gives EBC three locations, each one offering beer lovers a totally different vibe and experience.

Bemus Point will be getting a big taste of Ellicottville’s finest this summer when Ellicottville Brewing Company opens EBC on Chautauqua. Taking over the former Bemus Surf Club, expect the taps to start pouring around mid-June. Their expansion into the heavy Southern Tier now gives EBC three locations, each one offering beer lovers a totally different vibe and experience. 

March 6, 2016

Currently being featured at Gallery 14731 are works by Buffalo’s own Peter Fowler (www.peterfowlerstudio.com), a seventeen year resident of Buffalo, NY who epitomizes the idea that with enough hard work and dedication, achieving a dream is always within your reach. Read our interview with the artist; then catch his works in downtown Ellicottville.

There is no doubt that Western New York is an inspirational region.  From its majestic four seasons to its proximity to landmark Great Lakes and Niagara Falls to its rich Native American cultural heritage and vibrant music scene, there is beauty that nearly everyone can appreciate found within the 716 area code. 

March 6, 2016

Tip Up Café celebrated its 36th anniversary on Feb. 16. Let’s take you back to the beginning: Judy and Ken Roush, who were married for just one year, had high hopes of one day opening a restaurant. Ken was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Judy Morabito grew up in Buffalo. Her father was a “green grocer” owning “The Main and Transit Market” which supplied many restaurants with produce from the early 1950’s. Both Judy and Ken had a lot in common and were searching for the perfect location for their dream restaurant. They debated two locations: The “Lucky Dollar” (now the Nickel Inn) and “Herbie’s Derby” - a shot and beer joint in Ellicottville. Ken grew up just over the hill from Ellicottville, in Cattaraugus, NY, which influenced the introduction of Tips Up and Ellicottville as the winning location.

According to recent studies, about 60% of restaurants will fail in the first 3 years of business.  You will need more than Grandma’s recipes to survive.  New restauranteurs don’t realize how demanding owning a restaurant can be, and that bringing on experience will not always save a sinking ship.

January 29, 2016

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There is no other place like Ellicottville. Whether you live here, or own a vacation home here, or just visit on the weekends, you’re probably well aware of the sense of community it possesses. The type of benevolence that shines through when someone needs help. On Sunday, Feb. 28, Ellicottville rallies around Donna Woodarek.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There is no other place like Ellicottville. Whether you live here, or own a vacation home here, or just visit on the weekends, you’re probably well aware of the sense of community it possesses. The type of benevolence that shines through when someone needs help. On Sunday, Feb. 28, Ellicottville rallies around Donna Woodarek. 

January 29, 2016

Okay, okay, I know it was a slow start, but winter is finally here! And from the looks of the crowds of skiers and snowboarders on the slopes, and the hustle and bustle in the shops and restaurants downtown, it appears that we are all taking full advantage of the season. It’s about time! . Here at EBC, we’ve welcomed some new menu items, fit for ski season …

Okay, okay, I know it was a slow start, but winter is finally here!  And from the looks of the crowds of skiers and snowboarders on the slopes, and the hustle and bustle in the shops and restaurants downtown, it appears that we are all taking full advantage of the season.  It’s about time!  I, for one, am truly thankful to get out and enjoy the wintertime activities with my friends and family here in Ellicottville.  Here at EBC, we welcome back our regulars, our seasonal visitors, and some new friends who have discovered for the first time this quaint, apres ski to

November 28, 2015

Through the seasons, Ellicottville has evolved into a snowsport enthusiast’s dream. Between the two awesome ski resorts, shops, bars, restaurants, businesses and people, it has become a destination for creative curation. On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 12:30pm-2:30pm, you’ll have a prime opportunity to celebrate the winter lifestyle right here in our amazing town.

Through the seasons, Ellicottville has evolved into a snowsport enthusiast’s dream. Between the two awesome ski resorts, shops, bars, restaurants, businesses and people, it has become a destination for creative curation. On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 12:30pm-2:30pm, you’ll have a prime opportunity to celebrate the winter lifestyle right here in our amazing town.

November 28, 2015

Celebrating its 13th anniversary on Friday, Dec. 18, Ellicottville’s prominent wine and liquor store sells by coupling stories and experience with an unheralded love and enthusiasm for the product on its shelves. Owner Shannon Carscallen has a family history rooted deep in the industry, and her passion is immediately evident.

You can walk into a big box store or a small business and buy the same item. The same brand, the same label, maybe even from the same distribution truck. The tangible difference doesn’t stem from the product - it stems from the experience in buying it. The ‘grab-and-go’ mentality is what big box stores feast on. Walk into E-Ville Spirits, and you can throw that mentality out the window.

November 28, 2015

“Good times, good friends, good health to you and the luck of the Irish in all that you do.” Although this Irish Christmas proverb could (and should) be applied to every party and gathering you attend this holiday season, none fit the bill better than Ellicottville’s annual Irish Christmas.

“Good times, good friends, good health to you and the luck of the Irish in all that you do.” Although this Irish Christmas proverb could (and should) be applied to every party and gathering you attend this holiday season, none fit the bill better than Ellicottville’s annual Irish Christmas.

November 28, 2015

Holiday shoppers in Ellicottville will encounter a new business this year. Its can’t-miss location is signaled by two flags, the American and the Canadian, which fly proudly over the red front door. Enter Ameri-Can, located at 11 Washington Street, where an eye-catching and intriguing selection of American and Canadian art, antiques, and apparel awaits you.

Holiday shoppers in Ellicottville will encounter a new business this year. Its can’t-miss location is signaled by two flags, the American and the Canadian, which fly proudly over the red front door. Enter Ameri-Can, located at 11 Washington Street, where an eye-catching and intriguing selection of American and Canadian art, antiques, and apparel awaits you. Proprietor Liz Boberg invites shoppers to explore “the uniqueness of our local artisans mixed with surprises of yester-year” as they look for that one-of-a-kind treasure to give or keep!

October 9, 2015

This Halloween costume themed race is truly fun for all levels of participants, whether you’re an avid marathoner or casual jogger. Costumes are encouraged, but certainly not mandatory, making this an enjoyable spectator event for those lining the start / finish area in downtown Ellicottville.  

As many of you may already know, Ellicottville is home to some of the most entertaining festivals and events in Western New York.  From the multiple fetes produced by the local Chamber of Commerce, to the countless gatherings afforded by HoliMont and Holiday Valley, there are no shortage of reasons to visit our Village.  One of these reasons is coming up quite soon: the 2nd Annual EVL Half Marathon & 5k, hitting the streets and country roads of the area on Saturday, Oct.

October 9, 2015

It’s good to be back in Ellicottville!   What’s great about Adventure Bound onthefly is that we’re going to appeal to such a broad range of people. There’s that aspirational, outdoor/lifestyle theme that people look for and a lot of people resonate with.  When a family comes in, we want to be able to offer something for everyone. 

Interview with:

JOHN ROUNDS

Owner

 

SNOWED-IN: John, welcome back to Ellicottville! What were some of the reasons you decided to come back and reopen Adventure Bound?

September 1, 2015

The Boardroom Snowboard Shop is proud to announce the opening of a second storefront at 16 Washington Street in Ellicottville, NY. Aptly named “The Boardroom on Main,” loyal fans and customers of The Boardroom will be able to expect the same level of product quality, customer service and snowboard-centric good vibes as the original location at 6113 Route. 219.

ELLICOTTVILLE, NY - The Boardroom Snowboard Shop is proud to announce the opening of a second storefront at 16 Washington Street in Ellicottville, NY. Aptly named “The Boardroom on Main,” loyal fans and customers of The Boardroom will be able to expect the same level of product quality, customer service and snowboard-centric good vibes as the original location at 6113 Route. 219.

January 30, 2015

In our 20-year existence of food and beverage in Ellicottville, EBC has seen a lot of food and beer styles come and go. Our newest menu is infused with a wide array of influences from around the world.  With that said, let’s change course from our regular recipe spotlight, and instead get into a little explanation / biography of one of our most prestigious menu items: the Manhattan Strip Steak, and its undisputed Imperial partner, the Chocolate Cherry Bomb. 

In our 20-year existence of food and beverage in Ellicottville, EBC has seen a lot of food and beer styles come and go. Our newest menu is infused with a wide array of influences from around the world.  With that said, let’s change course from our regular recipe spotlight, and instead get into a little explanation / biography of one of our most prestigious menu items: the Manhattan Strip Steak, and its undisputed Imperial partner, the Chocolate Cherry Bomb.
 
January 1, 2015

Another ski season is well underway, and per usual, the village and the resorts are chock full of changes that will no doubt positively enhance the experience for all who visit.  We've seen a lot of relocations, remodeling, rebranding, and more out of the culinary landscape here in Ellicottville.  One of these ‘new’ additions will be taking up shop in a familiar location to many, right on Monroe Street.  Cadillac Jack's is proudly opening their doors at the storefront which was once home to Hoagie's Pizzeria.  Snowed-In caught up with owners / operators Tina and Tom Zerbian to find out what we can expect from their exciting re-invented culinary adventure.

Another ski season is well underway, and per usual, the village and the resorts are chock full of changes that will no doubt positively enhance the experience for all who visit.  We've seen a lot of relocations, remodeling, rebranding, and more out of the culinary landscape here in Ellicottville.  One of these ‘new’ additions will be taking up shop in a familiar location to many, right on Monroe Street.  Cadillac Jack's is proudly opening their doors at the storefront which was once home to Hoagie's Pizzeria.  Snowed-In caught up with owners / o
November 28, 2014

No child should wake up without a gift on Christmas, but with a little luck of the Irish and Santa's Workshop, hope is on the way ...

On Friday, Dec. 5 the community is invited to enjoy a few hours of “wild, eclectic fun” at the Annual Irish Christmas, hosted by Bob McCarthy at The Gin Mill, located on Ellicottville’s main drag.
 
“It’s a unique and unusual event,” McCarthy said. “It’s been running for approximately 15 years, and I continue with it year after year because it’s so successful for our community that it bears repeating. It’s become an iconic night.” 
 
November 28, 2014

EVL Snowed-In's menu pick of the month takes us to the Ellicottville Brewing Company where they've created a unique twist on a centuries old recipe, the Monte Cristo.

Winter! As I write this, the slopes of Holiday Valley are being graced by skis and snowboards for the first time this season.  Here at EBC, we are making sure the restaurant and brewery are in ship shape for the busy months ahead. A big part of this includes finalizing our new winter menu and launching our seasonal brews.  On the food side, we are proud to offer a unique twist on a centuries old recipe, the “Monte Cristo” - otherwise known as the Croque Monsieur.
October 16, 2014

Ellicottville, NY is known for its picturesque wintertime fun. Each year the charming downtown streets improve to include more and more unique shops and restaurants for buying
gifts, sampling tasty foods, and taking home the perfect souvenir. Snowed-In has tracked down the best-of-the-best to offer you a guided tour of what to seek and where,
as you cruise through this truly unforgettable town and prepare for a season of snow-filled activities and festivities. What’s the hurry? You’re here!

October 7, 2014

Accommodations to fit every budget and lifestyle ... plan your vaca to EVL the right way. Reserve your stay at one of our fine hotels, B&B's or choose a cozy chalet, townhouse or country home through one of our local real estate and rental management companies ...

HOLIDAY VALLEY RENTAL MANAGEMENT
Route 219 @ Wildflower
EVL
716-699-2345
www.holidayvalley.com
October 7, 2014

Fill up at any of these delicious destinations during your visit to Ellicottville ...

JOHN HARVARD’S
6447 Holiday Valley Rd.
716.699.5350