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Concord Town Board Sets Budget Hearings

By Derek M. Otto The regular meeting of the Town of Concord Board was held Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at the Town Hall at 86 Franklin Street Springville.  The meeting opened with public comment where Mary Jane Miess continued her advocacy of the seniors in the town.  She has had concerns that the five day lunch program has been reduced ... Read More »

Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival Sept. 29-Oct. 1

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Join in at the 40th annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long!  Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Started as a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship between the nation and the City of Salamanca, the celebration will have a cultural ... Read More »

Springville Oktoberfest Sept. 30

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By Alicia Dziak It might still be September, but the excitement of Oktoberfest is right on the horizon. Springville’s very own German celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 11 p.m. at Fireman’s Park. This 12th annual event, held rain or shine, features food, music and fireworks, and if that’s not enough to get you in the ... Read More »

National Alpaca Farm Days Sept. 23-24

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By Mary Heyl Enjoy the first full weekend of autumn by exploring local alpaca farms during National Alpaca Farm Days on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24! Always held during the last weekend in September, National Alpaca Farm Days is a fun annual event that invites the public to learn about these beautiful, versatile animals that have created a ... Read More »

Hard Homecoming Loss for Griffs

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By Tim Oakley The 2017 Homecoming Varsity football game between the Griffins and the visiting Depew Wildcats didn’t go quite as planned.  As per usual, the stands were packed tight enough to make one question themselves “where does personal space end.” The standing room throughout was also congested with the happy smiling faces that make our town special—the family-like atmosphere ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Happy Days Are Here Again

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Jack Yellen as he looked about the time he bought Melody Meadows in Mortons Corners. By Derek M. Otto The Heritage Building is opening soon— happy days are here again!  I’m sure Joel Maul’s and Don Tober’s wives will be singing that tune when the Heritage Building finally opens next Saturday.  Of the people working on the build, those two ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket List: Free Museum Admission This Weekend

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By Jennifer Weber This week, it’s time to take a few hours away from driving around the countryside and step indoors for some culture and old school learning. On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., participating museums and cultural institutions in Western New York, as well as museums all across the United States, will participate in the 13th Annual ... Read More »

Civil War Medical Steward Portrayal Scheduled Sept. 27

The Western New York Civil War Society, in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center, will host a presentation by Hank Pawlowski on the medical field of the Civil War. During the program Pawlowski, a former president of the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable, will present a first-person account as a Civil War medical steward. The presentation will ... Read More »

Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street Set to Spook Sept. 29

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By Elizabeth Riggs The Ellicottville Rodeo cowboys have ridden off into the sunset, and with the change of seasons, it’s now time for a new form of entertainment in town: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Hosted at the same location as the Ellicottville Rodeo, and by the same couple, the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street will begin on Friday, Sept. ... Read More »

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