From the Family and Friends of Alan C. Brown


The love and support this community has shown during this trying time is something we are not even able to put into words. Personally, when I exited the sanctuary on Friday, I kept my head down, had I looked up and seen how many people came out I think I would have cried. We are overwhelmed by the love you have all shown.We thank you for your calls, your hugs, your contributions of food, money, flowers and your prayers. We know that Alan is at peace and that gives us peace also.

 Sincerely, Jeanne M. Brown family and friends


Wonderful Weekend at NIGHT LIGHTS 

at Nannen Arboretum

It was a wonderful weekend in Ellicottville for the opening of our newest show, NIGHT LIGHTS at Ellicottville’s Nannen Arboretum. We saw lots of friendly faces attend the show Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Toronto and Southern Ontario, Montana, Buffalo, Jamestown, Olean, and of course, the delightful community and business owners of Ellicottville were all represented over the weekend.

On Saturday night, the crowds were enthralled by the talent and music of the folk-rock duo John & Mary, from 10,000 Maniacs. Due to the cold temperatures, the entertainment and artists were hosted at the auditorium inside the Cornell Cooperative Extension building
on-site. We also had artists Darlene Allen, Todd Plough, Theresa Heinz and Casey Brink showing and creating artwork. The video projections of Mark Reginald WonderGhost shined brightly on the exterior of the building. Rotary Club and student volunteers were on-site all weekend staffing the refreshment stand. And the sweet people from the Nannen Arboretum Society set up an information booth about the property and future programs.

We’ll be back at it the next two weekends, opening again Thursday, May 22 through Sunday, May 25, and the final week of Thursday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31. The gates open at 7:30 p.m., but the optimal viewing time for the lights is after 8:45 p.m. The entertainment begins around 8:15 p.m., so come early, check out the place in the daylight and then watch it transform. Thanks!

Doug Sitler, SitlerHQ


A Big Thank You

This past week we lost a good friend in David Burns. I placed a call to 911 and the Ellicottville Great Valley Ambulance crew were amazing. Tony Crowley and Rob Snider and Scott Cant were there within minutes. Ellicottville Town Police officers Jim Bouchard and Matt Albanese were also on the scene as was Town Supervisor John Burrell. We have a volunteer ambulance organization and they always do their very best, but this was over the top. Thank you all from David’s family and myself.

Sincerely, Brian McFadden