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Travel WNY: Frank Lloyd Wright Influences in WNY


By Jennifer Weber Frank Lloyd Wright has been quoted as saying, “I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time.” 2017 marks the 150th year of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright and all ... Read More »

Vet Talks Pets: Thanksgiving Safety for Your Pets


By Sheila Fitzpatrick, DVM Thanksgiving is a fabulous, food- fille” holiday for families, but not necessarily the best  holiday for your pet! As you are preparing the most delicious meal of the year in your kitchen, while the rest of the family is enjoying football and a relaxing day off, your pet may be contemplating just what table scraps he/she ... Read More »

Wiggle Over to the Jell-O Museum


By Jennifer Weber Just a short drive across the I-90 in LeRoy, NY, sits a small, unassuming and adorably kitschy museum dedicated to “America’s Most Famous Dessert.” Nope, not apple pie, not chocolate cake, but the birthplace of the wiggly, jiggly Jell-o. Yes, a whole museum dedicated to Jell-o. The same Jell-o you find various varieties of floating fruits suspended ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: The GAR Monument


By Derek M. Otto Last year at this time, I wrote about the GAR and the log cabin on Buffalo Street that they built as there home in 1892. About that same time, they were also petitioning for funds to build a GAR monument in Springville. Locally, the first one built in the area was in Ellicottville in 1883 and ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Interesting Finds in Glass Negatives


Matthew Weber and son Adam, born in 1818, later moved to Ashford and the Concord in 1863.  His grandfather and Continental Army Soldiers were killed by Indians at the start of the Revolutionary War. By Derek M. Otto For the last 18 months or so, I have been working on developing old glass negatives into electronic format.  I came across ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Taylor Monument


The Taylor Family monument in 1912.  George Taylor grew up in Springville, and made it big in the City of Buffalo selling meats and other groceries.  He made a pretty substantial fortune before he died in 1911.  The family plot was purchased in Maplewood and his parents’ graves moved there. The monument granite is the second tallest or largest in ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Shuttleworth House


By Derek M. Otto Since last week, our area has rain and wind leaving most of the trees a little more leafless…which reminds me of one of my favorite Halloween stories I have. A few ago, I had taken a part time job in the local funeral home and I was the one lucky  enough to have to work calling ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Last Chance for Sky High


By Alicia Dziak Navigate 13 courses that include ziplines and challenging obstacles at the Aerial Park. Climb to the treetops in the Climbing forest. Soar down the hill on the Mountain Coaster.  If you’re one of the thousands who lives for the adrenaline rush of Holiday Valley’s Sky High, better get your fix soon! The park is only open for ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: The Peddler’s Curse


By Derek M. Otto The leaves are falling off the trees and the Columbus Day weekend has passed us by.  Many are planning for the next holiday— Halloween.  When this time of year comes, I like to share ghostly and unusual tales about Springville and nearby neighbors to get us in the right mood.   The story of the Peddler’s ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: The Original Town of Concord


The Townsend Hotel on Genesee Road where Townsend road meet. Photo is circa when the Wiser Family owned it.  The original wood portion was known as the Townsend Hotel and served as a major gathering place in the early days of the Town of Concord, even holding town meetings.  The building suffered a major fire in the 1940s. By Derek ... Read More »

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