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All aboard to the Station Bistro


By Alex Simmons The Ashford Station Bistro, located at 5386 Depot St. in West Valley, is a restaurant meant to take you back in time. “The estate was purchased eight years ago by Emily Tingue,” states an article on The Station. “As the seventh generation in the valley, she began her journey back in time discovering all the offerings of ... Read More »

A Look Back: Old Home Week and the Firemen’s Convention


  Looking back in our newspapers, I discovered that in 1911 they combined Old Home Week celebrations with the Firemen’s Convention. The town’s enterprising businessmen and citizens had recognized the opportunity to entertain the absent ones whose faces have been gone for awhile and to visit with them and show off how beautiful the village can appear. They connected it ... Read More »

Third annual Springville Vol. Fire Co. event set for Sunday

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The Springville Volunteer Fire Company’s third annual summer fundraising event is set for this Sunday, July 21, and will feature many returning favorite features, including food trucks, crafters, live music and a car show.

By Kellen M. Quigley For the third year of the Springville Volunteer Fire Company’s summer fundraising event, things are continuing to grow. Of course, there will be food trucks during the event on Sunday, July 21, as well as live music, a tool raffle drawing and a car show. But this year, the event will also feature over 40 arts ... Read More »

Village Board authorizes snowmobile use on Pop Warner Trail

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The village of Springville will begin allowing snowmobiles to ride on the Pop Warner Rail Trail this winter after action by the Board of Trustees Monday. A public hearing on the issue before approval provided much discussion about the concerns and benefits of allowing sleds in the village.

By Kellen M Quigley Come this winter, snowmobilers will now be able to ride their sleds through the village of Springville on the Pop Warner Rail Trail after action from the village board this week. At its regular Monday meeting, following an hour-long public hearing on the matter, the Board of Trustees approved a local law allowing snowmobiles on the ... Read More »

Kinetic Wind Sculpture presentation set for July 27 during Fiddle Fest

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Officials from the village of Springville and town of Concord recently voiced support for the revamping of the outdoor summer concert series with the Springville Center for the Arts, which could be held in Heritage Park starting this year.

Spirit of Spring Brook, a kinetic wind sculpture by local artist Tim Hare, will be officially presented to the residents of Springville at 1:30 p.m. July 27 in Heritage Park during the Springville Country and Blue Grass Festival. The placement of the sculpture in Heritage Park conveys the importance of Spring Brook, which is the namesake of the village incorporated ... Read More »

Thursdays, Downtown concerts continues with Western Swing

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The Thursdays, Downtown free concert series continues July 18 when The Skiffle Minstrels take to the stage with Western Swing — a fun, upbeat mixture of country, jazz and blues. The band features the tunes of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Hank Williams, The Boogie Woogie of Louis Jordan, as well as big band tunes with a country kick ... Read More »

Have a slice at Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe

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The Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe has been open on East Main Street in Springville for over 20 years and continue to boast a relaxed atmosphere for patrons.

By Alex Simmons Main Street Pizzeria and Cafe, located at 56-60 East Main St. in downtown Springville, is a “full service restaurant along with takeout and delivery,” said manager Justin Emerling. Before the pizzeria, the Emerling family operated the video store and then we decide to move to 56 East Main St. At this point, in late 1998, they opened ... Read More »

A Look Back: How to Name a Road


Looking back and seeing all the names that are on the maps for the roads and little hamlets and crossroads, I began to wonder how did they get named? So I began to research to see what I could find out. From the book, “History of the Town of Concord” by Erasmus Briggs, printed in 1883, I found some great ... Read More »

Springville Fiddle Fest preparations underway for July 27

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The 8th annual Springville Fiddler’s Green Country & Bluegrass Festival will take place on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shown are Bob Muhlbauer and The Hick Ups from a previous Fiddler’s Fest.

By Deb Everts The Springville Fiddler’s Green Country & Bluegrass Festival returns to the village Saturday, July 27 for music lovers from all over the region to enjoy a mix of music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Concord Historical Society, the festival will feature 12 bands, clogging, jam sessions, music lessons, historic demonstrations, an antique car ... Read More »

Fun all summer at ‘Stroll the Streets’ Ellicottville

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Ellicottville’s Stroll the Streets event kicks-off Friday, July 5 on Washington Street, and runs every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout the summer until Aug.30. Shown are stilt walkers in front of Gado Gado from a previous Stroll the Streets.

By Deb Everts One of Ellicottville’s favorite summer events is back again. “Stroll the Streets Ellicottville” will kick-off Friday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will continue every Friday until Aug. 30. Presented by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, at least a dozen retail stores in the downtown area will be open every Friday night until 8 p.m. ... Read More »

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