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Friday the 13th Bucket List: Spooky Attractions and Ghost Walks


By Jennifer Weber October is a month full of warmth and hearth. Cozy wool sweaters come out of the closet. Crockpots start making decadent stews. Houses are decorated with rich tones of red, yellow and orange mums and leaves and pumpkins and gourds. But there’s another side of October as well, the scary, haunted fun that comes with all things ... Read More »

SGI Board Discusses Test Data and After School Busing


By Jennifer Weber The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education met on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and began with a presentation from Joann DePue, Director of Technology and Assessment. The presentation was a slideshow on the most recent school report card data from the 2015-2016 school year. The information provided is available to the public at the New York ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket List: Pumpkin Patches


By Jennifer Weber It’s pumpkin season in Western New York! All around town you can find pumpkins at just about every roadside stand and grocery store, yet there’s something to be said about the pure joy that comes from picking out your very own pumpkin right from the patch. Whether you prefer a two-pound, 20-pound or even 200- pound pumpkin ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket List: Fall Foliage Train Rides

By Jennifer Weber Despite the recent weather report and the hum of still running air-conditioners at the end of September, fall actually arrived according to the calendar last week. Around town, a few brave trees are beginning to show their colors, a bit of red here, some orange there…soon our world will be wrapped with autumn splendor. This time of ... Read More »

Springville Oktoberfest Sept. 30


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 »

The Fall Bucket List: Free Museum Admission This Weekend


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 »

BOE Approves Emergency Cazenovia Creek Stabilization Project for CES

By Jennifer Weber The Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District Board of Education held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and opened with several public presentations regarding financial and capital project updates. Seth Hennard of Lumsden McCormick presented the independent annual audit summary and corrective action plan. The report showed a $2.3 million loss in the general ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket: List A Drive Around Wine Country


By Jennifer Weber One of the many advantages to living in Western New York includes our lovely, and most of the time agreeable, four season weather forecast and proximity to the Great Lakes. This perfect combination creates the ideal atmosphere for grape growing and winemaking. And there’s no shortage of wineries out there, just a short drive away, waiting for ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket List: Apple Picking Time!


By Jennifer Weber Happy September! The (unofficial) beginning of the Fall Season is here and you know what that means— it’s time for the yearly excursion out to an orchard to pick apples with the family. Before you head out the door, call ahead to make sure the apples are available and ready for picking.  And then after checking the ... Read More »

The Summer Bucket List: Springville’s Historical Campus


By Jennifer Weber One of the many, wonderful first impressions of Springville that my husband and I had when moving to this area several years ago was the opportunity for nerds like ourselves to get lost in and explore several historical museums, right around the corner from each other. Sure, most towns have a Historical Society, but the Concord Historical ... Read More »

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