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Fresh off expanding the Buffalo Living Tour into the suburbs, the organizers of the eight-year-old annual parade of upscale living options is now branching further south – to Ellicottville. Paul D. Maurer's PDM Marketing & Media is kicking off its first Ellicottville Living Tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14, starting at the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley. Partici…

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American pop star Katy Perry invented fireworks in 2010. Just kidding. (That was the song, "Firework," for anyone who didn't listen to the radio during the summer of 2010.) Fireworks have actually been around since sometime between 600 and 900 A.D., the History Channel estimates, when Chinese alchemists mixed a few of the right chemicals together, stuffed them into bamb…

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A nod to Buffalo's fame as a 19th-century port city and the city's intimate connection with the Great Lakes, 12 tall ships from around the world will converge upon the waterfront from July 4-7 in a festival dubbed Basil Port of Call. It's a special time, News contributor Michael Farrell explains, and the eye-catching fleet is here for more than just ogling from afar. Ti…

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The owners behind Grange Community Kitchen are working on opening a new restaurant in the heart of Ellicottville. Brad Rowell and Caryn Dujanovich-Rowell will work with longtime friend and Grange sous chef Anthony Petrilli to open a place at 23 Washington St. The space has been undergoing extensive renovations, and will be designed by Dujanovich-Rowell, who also desi…

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A Lackawanna woman was arrested Monday in Cattaraugus County and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, according to State Police. Dorothy M. Hagen, 48, was stopped by troopers at 12:41 p.m. on Sugartown Road in Ellicottville for crossing over the centerline. Hagen failed field sobriety tests and recorded a .15 percent blood alcohol content level when she wa…

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A contractor has been charged with two felonies after claiming to be a state-certified minority or women-owned business when bidding on a project in Ellicottville, according to police. Bradley Kyler, 30, owner of Bucket Pro LLC, submitted a bid to the Village of Ellicottville engineer stating that his business had that state certification, Ellicottville police said in a…

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1) Ellicottville Fall Fest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7, but the festivities truly last all weekend in Ellicottville. It's free to attend, and shuttle rides cost $3 and some venues charge a cover. Commentary: Rolling through the brilliant fall foliage to Ellicottville might feel like a scenic trip to a high school or college reunion, as who knows how many familiar (a…

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When heading to Ellicottville, there's no option but the scenic route. Is the drive down your favorite part, hungrily anticipating the picturesque chairlift ride at Holiday Valley and all the beer you're going to chug at Ellicottville Brewing Co. during the annual Ellicottville Fall Festival? Or is the arts and crafts fair the crowning moment, handpicking unique holi…

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Inspired by his brother's story and what he considers a broken system for treating autism, Max Muscato has worked tirelessly for more than a year, playing dozens of local shows to raise money for autism awareness and to prepare for the debut of his Rock Autism Music Festival. Muscato's work nears fruition, as he and the rest of the Rock Autism organization have announce…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…

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JAMESTOWN – There were 8.9 seconds left, and East High School trailed Ellicottville, 61-60, in the boys basketball Section VI, Class D semifinal. Was there any doubt who would get the ball? Willard Anderson took the inbounds pass, zipped down the court, cut to his left, penetrated the lane, and laid in a shot with about three seconds left. That was the difference, as…

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While close games turned into routs in the blink of an eye during the opening three contests of the first Centercourt Classic, one thing did hold to form. The stars delivered big-time performances for their respective teams – which was one of the reasons for the creation of the four-game showcase event. Two of the early winners, East and Franklinville, showed why the…

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Chad Andrews' first crack at being the coordinator of a tournament instead of merely covering it takes center stage Saturday at Williamsville South. South serves as the host site for the first Centercourt Classic, named in honor of Andrews' popular View From Centercourt website. "Some of the coolest events we go to in high school basketball are the showcase events wh…

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Curt Fischer trudged up the tunnel at New Era Field, in obvious pain, his eyes raw from wiping away tears. Maple Grove won its fourth straight sectional title on Friday but this championship experience was more emotional than the others for the Red Dragons coach. Fischer underwent surgery on Tuesday and though he only missed one practice, he wasn’t sure he would be on th…

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Who: Franklinville/Ellicottville Titans (9-0) vs. Maple Grove (8-1). When: 5 p.m. Friday. Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Web cast: myspectrumsports.com. Rankings: F/E is ranked No. 3 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 7 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Maple Grove is ranked No. 8 in the News poll and ninth in the state. New Era records:…