Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Jul 20, 2017

The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the launch site for Balloons Over Letchworth on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:30PM to celebrate Captain Sean Quigley’s 30th Anniversary as a balloon pilot and owner of Balloons Over Letchworth. There will be a regular balloon launch and tethered balloons rides for $10 per person with proceeds being donated to the “Friends of Letchworth” organization.

For 30 years, Sean Quigley has been a balloon pilot and has been operating Balloons Over Letchworth since 1993, as the exclusive hot air balloon company to launch from within the south end of Letchworth State Park. Balloons Over Letchworth offers unique and spectacular views of the waterfalls, gorge, and scenery of the “Grand Canyon of the East.”

Captain Sean Quigley is a F.A.A. licensed commercial pilot; he has since logged over 2000 flights in hot air balloons in festivals and races from Florida to Maine as well as in Europe. In 1989, he placed sixth of 38 countries represented in Le Coup Du Monde, World Cup balloon race in Belfort, France. He has piloted his balloon over the brim of Niagara Falls several times and placed ninth in the U.S. in a distance Long Jump competition, traveling over 114 miles in 2.5 hours. In 2004 he flew in a weeklong festival over the Alps at Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland. In January 2012, Sean flew two flights to 13,000 ft. over the Austrian Alps.

The public and media are encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting, balloon launch and reception.

Who/What: Balloons Over Letchworth 30th Year Anniversary

When: Ribbon cutting, balloon launch at 6:30 PM, reception to follow, tethered balloons rides ($10/person donated to Friends of Letchworth).

Where: Launch site is located at the south end of Letchworth State Park (Middle Falls) next to the Glen Iris Inn.


The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with business owners Bill and Michelle Snyder at their local brewery Windy Brew, LLC on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 12:00PM to celebrate the business officially opening in Wyoming County.

The Tap Room offers beers from a light ale, seasonal brews, to IPA's. Windy Brew offers flights, by the glass, and growlers to go. If you are looking for a 1/2 and 1/6 keg they offer them for sale with request and deposit. Regular taproom hours are Thursday 4-9PM; Friday 2 – 9PM; Saturday noon – 9PM; and Sunday noon – 5 PM.

We will also be celebrating the opening of the Windy Brew Custom Brew Center, Western New York’s only custom “make your own beer” center. With their brewer, customers get the total experience of learning about the brewing process without having to buy the equipment, ingredients, bottles and kegs. Various brewing session options are available. More information and how to make a reservation can be found at the website www.windybrew.com or by calling 585-805-4006.

The public and media are encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting, balloon launch and reception.

Who/What: Windy Brew Ribbon Cutting

When: Ribbon cutting at 12:00 PM.

Where: 733 Route 20A, Strykersville, NY 14145


The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at East Hill Creamery on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:30PM to celebrate the business opening with owners Gary and Betty Burley, family, and friends. There will be an open house from 1-4PM.

Several local restaurants will be providing food, and the Wyoming County Dairy Princess, Kim Evans, will be on hand to greet visitors.

Regular business hours are Friday 10 am- 4 pm; Saturday 10 am- 6 pm; and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. More information on East Hill Creamery can be found by calling 585-237-3622 or at the website www.easthillcreamery.com.

Gary & Betty Burley began farming in 1981 with a small herd of 18 cows on a 100 acre farm on the East Hill (Route 20A) in Warsaw, NY. Today East Hill Farms milks 700 cows in a rotational grazing system. They decided to pursue a longtime dream to share with the community by producing a value added product and began construction of a state of the art cheese plant in the Spring of 2015. The Burley’s researched different types of cheeses and chose to make a cheese that will emphasize the flavors in their milk derived from the grasses, herbs and flowers that their cows eat in the pasture. All of the milk comes from East Hill Farm located in Warsaw, NY.

All of the cheeses at East Hill Creamery are produced with raw milk, meaning the milk is not pasteurized before it is made into cheese. The cheese goes through a 60-day aging process that naturally pasteurizes them. The French Alpine style of cheeses allows the Burley’s to exhibit the high quality, grass fed milk that they use to produce East Hill Creamery cheese.

East Hill Creamery offers a wide array of products including their signature cheeses; cheese baskets and trays; East Hill Creamery merchandise; grass-fed butter and crème fraiche from Kriemhild Dairy Products; fresh bread and baked goods from the Hole in the Wall Restaurant on Saturdays; olive oils and balsamic vinegars from Cosimano and Ferrari; fresh pasta from Bozza Pasta; truffles and barks from Dolce Bella Artisan Chocolates; local honey from Log Cabin Acres and Castile Cider Mill; beef sticks from Wilson Beef Farm; local eggs and local maple syrup.

The public and media are encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting and open house.

Who/What: East Hill Creamery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

When: Ribbon cutting at 1:30 PM, Open house from 1 – 4PM.

Where: East Hill Creamery, 346 South Main Street, Perry NY 14530