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Fiddler’s Green Country & Bluegrass Festival July 29


The Concord Historical Society, a non-profit organization in Springville, is sponsoring the Fiddler’s Green Country & Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 29 in downtown Springville. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. From 1818 until about 1834, Springville was actually known as “Fiddler’s Green” due to many fiddlers playing almost nightly in the village green. For this years’ ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Fair Starts July 31


By Mary Heyl The Cattaraugus County Fair is taking place at the fairgrounds in Little Valley from July 31 through Aug. 5.  Bring the whole family to this annual celebration of local agriculture, family-friendly entertainment and grandstand events all week long. From midway rides to livestock shows, there is no shortage of fun activities at this year’s fair, no matter ... Read More »

Stock Up During National Blueberry Month


By Alicia Dziak It’s the height of berry season in Western New York, which means time to stock up on all that fruity goodness. Besides the obvious tastiness of blueberries, these tiny, juicy morsels have the highest antioxidants of any fruit, and just one cup provides a good amount of fiber and vitamin C without packing in a lot of ... Read More »

Christine Padasak Memorial Autism Awareness 5K Run & Family Fun Walk

The Springville Kiwanis has organized a 5K Running Race and Family Fun Walk on Aug. 5, while devoting the proceeds to The Children’s League and its Autism Program in Springville. Following the race and walk there will be a Deluxe Pancake Breakfast. Additional family friendly activities will be held in the park-like setting behind the school. In addition to the ... Read More »

Springville Village Wide Garage Sale Aug. 2-5

By Derek M. Otto The annual village wide garage sale is coming next week.  In order to keep things safe and pleasant, here are few tips: For those holding the sales, a variety of sources have agreed that keeping doors closed and locked the night before helps ensure that no early birds visit the sale.  Some people are aggressive and ... Read More »

Summer Bucket List: Classic Car Shows


By Jennifer Weber As the wifey of a proud owner of a 1972 Dodge Challenger, I’ve become accustomed to the ogling of the pretty, pretty car, who I lovingly refer to as “The Mistress” and the endless conversation and intrigue that surrounds her whenever taking a ride to town to grab dinner or entering her in a cruise night or ... Read More »

4-H Shines at Erie County Fair


By Elizabeth Riggs Four-leaf clovers are not just a universal symbol of good luck. For many, they also signify the 4-H logo – a green four-leaf clover with a white “H” on each leaf, symbolizing the organization’s commitment to four personal development areas: head, hands, heart and health. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. According to the Eric ... Read More »

Romeo and Juliet in Springville Aug. 10


Two star-crossed lovers must find a way to be together, even when their families forbid it.  Bring your family to see Shake on the Lake perform Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet for free in Springville. Shake on the Lake is a professional theatre company based in Silver Lake, NY.  Since 2012, Shake on the Lake has performed live, outdoor ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Higher Education

By Derek M. Otto A recent visit to the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville had me thinking about a unique bust that is on one of the book cases there.  It’s not of anyone internationally renowned, like the other one they have of Ben Franklin.  This bust is of David Cochran, the son of Samuel Cochran.  Why is there a ... Read More »

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