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Shepherd Joins BCH Primary Care


Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has welcomed a new physician assistant to its Primary Care Practice as of June 2018. Rebecca Shepherd, PA-C has been a physician assistant since 2006. She has worked in urgent care and emergency medicine departments in the Buffalo area, also having practiced alternative and complementary medicine in Buffalo and Fredonia. She grew up in a family of ... Read More »

Gowanda Harley Coming to Ellicottville


By Caitlin Croft Gowanda Harley Davidson (GHD) will soon move into the space that was once the old Kabob’s Restaurant, adjacent to the Balloons Patio. Shane Steward, GHD’s Marketing Manager, took time out of his busy schedule to tell me all about this new adventure. “We (GHD) go to Ellicottville all the time and have thought about a store in ... Read More »

Springville Wireless Zone Owner Wins Franchisee of the Year


By Carlee Frank Battles are not just waged on battle fields. Nowadays –in the 21st century –they are also waged via TV commercials. A well-known industry battle –complete with turncoats and competitive pricing –is between Sprint and Verizon Wireless. However, Dave Bogart, franchisee of three Wireless Zones, Authorized Verizon Retailer, in the Buffalo region, has settled the issue. “I think ... Read More »

Dilly Dallies Adds Some Spice to Main Street


By Rich Place With a selection of tropical jams playing in the background, Dylan Wheeler stands behind the counter at his new store, Dilly Dallies Spices & Sauces, wearing shorts and flip flops. Not only is winter weather gone, but a slice of the tropics has made its way to Springville through the opening of the new business at 53 ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Grow Your Outdoor Experience with A Growing Business


By Alicia Dziak It’s May, and with the weather finally warming up, it’s time to start thinking about that outdoor space. If it’s a one-of-a-kind backyard you’re after, Springville’s A Growing Business, Inc. (AGB) is just the place to start. “We specialize in unique residential plantings and outdoor living areas, including natural and block retaining walls, water gardens and patios,” ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Spring is in the Air at Waterman’s Greenhouse


By Carlee Frank There are 10 interconnected buildings on the outskirts of town with steel frames covered by two layers of plastic; air blows between the coverings and sunlight streams into the semi-tropical oasis below. While everything in Western New York seems frozen and grey, Waterman’s Greenhouse — located at 12317 Vaughn St. — is brimming with greens, pinks and ... Read More »

Springville Resident to Open Brewery in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak Steelbound Brewery & Distillery, the 5,000 square feet building at 6600 Route 219 in Ellicottville (across from Tim Horton’s), will soon be ready to welcome guests from all over WNY. With an opening day planned for Monday, May 7, Steelbound will offer brews, signature drinks and  fresh food. After some name confusion within the industry, the restaurant/bar ... Read More »

David Halloran Turkey Calls Just in Time for the Spring Hunt


By Carlee Frank Chances are you’ve met many people with the names Jake, Jenny and Tom –but have you ever met a turkey? Yes, a jake, jenny and tom are all different categories of turkey. Jakes and jennies are young male and female turkeys, and a tom is a mature male turkey. According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, today, ... Read More »

Carpet World Owners Bid Farewell to Main Street


By Rich Place For 25 years, greeting customers and helping them with their flooring needs — all while raising a family — has been the lives of Joe and Stacie Decker. And although it’s been a fruitful and worthwhile endeavor, new opportunities for the couple, who own Carpet World on East Main Street in Springville, have led them to the ... Read More »

Renew, Restore at Women’s Retreat


By Alicia Dziak Being a woman means many things. It means working hard well beyond the typical work day. It means being a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. It means taking care of others, and let’s be honest, quite often forgetting or not leaving time to take care of yourself. In a world of constantly meeting ... Read More »

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