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A LOOK BACK: Happy Days Are Here Again


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 »

A LOOK BACK: The Leland House


The Springville House in the 1870s.  Note Rust’s sign hanging on the porch. The building was torn down to make way for the grander Leland House in 1879. By Derek M. Otto Preparations are continuing on the Concord Historical Society’s Heritage Building.  The grand opening is Saturday, Sept. 30, and promises to be a great event for Springville. The Heritage ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK Prepares for the Opening of the Heritage Building: Schuster’s Garage


By Derek M. Otto There has been a lot of construction in Springville the last few years.  One of the major projects has been the Heritage Building addition to the Concord Historical Society Campus. The project, which will highlight the architecture and important citizens of Springville in the early 20th Century, opens Saturday, Sept. 30 at noon. To anticipate the ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Explore Nature at Reinstein Woods’ Fall Festival Sept. 16

Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more! Join us at the 17th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s festival features a Great Outdoors theme! A donation to Friends of ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Springville’s Airport


By Derek M. Otto If you drive down Vaughn Street in Springville, it’s hard to believe that at one point, there was an airfield there. It is the most logical place for one; it’s some the flattest land in the area. Today, the spot is overgrown with trees, the electrical substation is there and Land Pro uses the building as ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Burchfield Penney Art Center


By Mary Heyl Although it’s sad to see summer fade away, the change of seasons in Western New York is a sight to behold. No one knew this better than watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield, one of the best known American painters of his time. During his career, which spanned more than 50 years, Burchfield created over 1,400 paintings, many of ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Lakeside Rides and Nostalgia at Midway State Park


By Mary Heyl There’s no better way to savor the final days of summer than visiting Midway State Park, one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in the country, located on beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Since 1898, Midway State Park has been a family destination for all kinds of fun, from thrilling rides to arcade games to swimming. Located at ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair at Genesee Country Museum


Rosin up your bow and mark your calendar on Aug. 19 and 20 for this melodious weekend featuring hundreds of musicians on four stages with non-stop entertainment. Event is RAIN or SHINE! Music will flow continuously with performances from more than 100 musicians, drawn from around the state and ranging from polished professional to the youngest beginner. STAGE #1 The ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: The Erie County Fair in Springville


By Derek M. Otto The Erie County Fair is in full swing,  The rides, exhibits, and food are all set up and people from all over will come to the Erie County Fair.  Well it just happens that for two years, the Erie County Fair was held in Springville. During the Civil War, Springville had a slight expansion westward; the ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Daily Summertime Fun at Canalside Buffalo


By Alicia Dziak If you haven’t been to Canalside recently, you don’t know what you’re missing! With a jam-packed daily schedule of every kind of activity under the sun (and stars!), it’s time to plan your waterfront adventure. For starters, Canalside has a collection of lawn and table games available to play for free. Get your game on at classics ... Read More »

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