February 05, 2017
December 18, 2016
Saturday, February 18th 10am
2.5 & 5-Mile Courses Registration from 9am at the XC warming hut
Sprague Brook Park-Glenwood NY
The 2017 Sprague Brook Scramble Snowshoe Race is on deck!
First timer or seasoned expert all it takes is a pair of snowshoes and you're in! Choose from the 1-lap or 2-lap distances in a 2.5 or 5-mile event distance. The course consists of the Parks XC ski trails which are rolled prior & after so skiing can resume but at 10am on race-day it's all about snowshoeing.
Entrants line up near the lot and proceed around the course for awards and bragging rights during the annual scramble. Gear for Adventure in Hamburg will be on-hand to assist with rentals or check in with them prior if you're looking to try it out. Stay tuned if a post-ponement is needed due to snow conditions but this is the Snow Belt and that is rarely an issue.
Registration and # pickup from 9am at the XC ski warming hut to the right as you pull in the park. 10am race start. Post-race awards & door prizes.
New to snowshoeing and want to give it a whirl? Check out the scarmble! It's a heart-pounding experience and a thrill of an effort to complete.
Course MapA HUGE Thank You to the amazing volunteers, Park Staff and Erie County Parks for helping keep this terrific sport alive and kicking.The XC Ski Loop is dedicated to cross country skiing so please help keep the tracks for skiing stable and snowshoe/footprint free during the season.
The Park grooms prior & after for this special event helping please all.
The Scramble is proud to partner with the wonderful crew of Gear for Adventure in Hamburg, NY. Stop in & check out everything outdoors including showshoe life!
Helping support Heart Animal Shelters of WNY.
December 11, 2016
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May 16, 2016
Just when you thing that you have tasted all kinds of craft beers, the Ellicottville Brewing Company comes up with a new twist - the Blood Red Orange Hefeweizen. This seasonal brew was released in limited quantity for the summer of 2016 and joins a fabulous lineup of summer beers already on tap, including the Mow Master Ultra Pale Ale and the Blueberry Wheat.
The Blood Orange Hefeweizen DetailsEBC Blood Orange Hefe CRISP, CITRUSY, REFRESHING 4.6% ABV / 16 IBU This nicely-balanced German Wheat beer is brewed with English Hops, Napa Valley Blood Oranges, Midwest Wheat, and the finest Canadian Barley Malt.
Brewery ToursIf you are visiting the Ellicottville location on a Saturday or Sunday Register for Tour. Each person will receive:
- Personalized tour
- Take home a souvenir EBC logo glass
- Enjoy 4 brew samples
The Ellicottville Brewing Company also announced the opening of their newest location in Bemis Point, New York on Lake Chautauqua for the summer of 2016. Enjoy great food and craft brews on the shores of Lake Chautauqua. They have two other locations; the original in downtown Ellicottville, New York and their west location in Fredonia, New York. All three locations have great events, food and craft brews!
If you have not tasted beer from the Ellicottville Brewing Company you are truely missing one of the great small town craft brews. The Ellicottville Brewing company was started in Ellicottville and has grown, opening 2 other locations and distributing throughout New York state. They have a fabulous selections if seasonal and year round beers! To top it off, their food is outstanding. If you are in Ellicottville during the summer, take a seat out in their beer garden and enjoy some great food and one of their craft summer brews!
*All pictures are courtesy of the Ellicottville Brewing Company's website on 4-26-16.
May 04, 2016
The Seneca Iroquois National Museum is a wonderful museum located in Salamanca, New York. The museum has standing exhibits, special exhibit and cultural and educational programs. They are offering some fabulous programs, exhibits and events for the Summer of 2016!
On June 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm, the Seneca Iroquois National Museum is hosting a summer exhibit with free admission. The exhibit is called "The Seneca History Through Fashion Show". Also that weekend is the Smoke Dance Competitions, which is an alcohol and drug free event. The competition starts at 1:00 PM and dancers registration begins at 11:00 AM. Both are excellent programs at the museum to share and learn about the Seneca history and culture.
On July 15 and 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, professor Richard Hammell is hosting a display and presentation entitled Wampum. Professor Richard Hammell is a retired author and lecturer and is an associate professor emeritus on Monroe Community College’s Department of Geosciences. He is part one of the associate members of the museum and has hosted prior presentations on wampum. In 2013, he co-hosted an similar program with Jake Edwards, where they displayed and discussed three wampum belts and the meaning behind many wampum belts throughout history, according to Tony Astran of the Seneca Allegany Casinos.
The museum has special exhibits, standing exhibits as well as educational tours and student programs. There is a 60 minute Gallery Tour by a Museum Interpreter who discusses topics that include Onöndowa'ga:' history, clothing, culture, tools, living quarters, storytelling and more. There are activities for younger children as well as group tours. The museum acting director, David L. George-Shongo, Jr. and seven other staff members and associate members provide wonderful exhibits, programs and events at the museum.
The gift store is located in the museum as well as select items can be purchased on-line. The gift shop has spectacular gifts created by local artist as well as other merchandise including DVDs, CD, books, note cards and calendar. The gift store often has featured artist items the store and on line, which highlights the artist's talents and provides a feature story that allows you to know more about the artist.
Gift Store Featured Artist
The gift store features artist from Canada and New York. Some of the artist include:
Beverly Doxtator - Corn Husk Dolls - Six Nations Reserve in Canada
Robin Laxor - Baskets - Akwesasne
Penelope Minner - Baskets, Corn Husk Dolls and Graphic Arts - Allegany Territory
Antoinette Scott - Corn Husk Dolls and Beadwork - Cattaraugus Territory
Luis R. Lee - Beadwork and wood carving - Seneca Nations Allegany Indian Reservation
Hayden Haynes - Carving and Sculpting
Susanne Rose Sanford - Beads, Quills, Corn Husks, Wood, Leather and Gourds
Tom Huff - Mix Media and Found Objects Sculpture
This is Where We Walked, the Log Cabin and Long House Room exhibits are some of the permanent exhibits that museum has to offer, The exhibits fetcher prints, materials, structural, items and models.
The museum is usually open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Their website post any changes to the schedule as well as special exhibits.
Museum Address and Contact Information
814 Broad Street