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Morton makes holiday appearances with new baby reindeer, Comet

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Comet, a 6-month-old reindeer, is the newest addition to Mike Morton’s business at Sun-Dance-Kids Farm in Conewango Valley. The baby reindeer is making holiday appearances at events all over the area.

By Deb Everts Every year during the Christmas season, a man tours Western New York with his reindeer. Some may guess it’s St. Nicholas in a miniature sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer but, in this case, it’s Mike Morton. Morton, who owns Sun-Dance-Kids Farm in Conewango Valley, has added a new reindeer to his collection of animals. Six-month-old Comet ... Read More »

Holiday season opportunities bountiful at Jake’s Greenhouse

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Jake Miller, owner of Jake’s Greenhouse, creates a customized wreath for one customer. Jake’s Greenhouse is located on Route 240 in East Concord.

By Alex Simmons Jake’s Greenhouse Inc. located at 11904 Route 240 in East Concord is all geared up for the holiday season, and they have so much to offer from Christmas trees to wreaths to various knick-knacks for gifts. Every year on the first Friday of December, Santa Claus arrives at Jake’s Greenhouse to spread some holiday cheer. Kids come ... Read More »

When and where in Springville to get your Christmas tree

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There are several locations closeby in the Springville area where families can pick out their own real Christmas trees this December.

By Kellen M. Quigley In the area surrounding Springville, there are several prime locations to pick up your real tree. While some may take the big cardboard box out of the attic or cellar, or have an artificial one all set up and ready to go covered by a big sheet, for many families nothing compares to heading out and ... Read More »

Celebrating Thanksgiving with events at SGI

Elementary school students participated in “stuff a bus” for Thanksgiving, collecting nearly 1,400 cans and boxes of food on a school bus that was then transported to the Break of Life Food Pantry.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Not only is Thanksgiving a time to be grateful for what you have, but to give to others in need. Schools oftentimes run food drives or other events around this time of year for local food pantries or similar organizations. Sometimes there is an added incentive for students to participate, like a pizza party ... Read More »

Local arts, crafts and historical photos on sale at SCA through Dec. 21

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Local art, fine crafts and reprints of historical photographs will be available for purchase at the Springville Center for the Arts through Dec. 21

The Harold L. Olmsted Gallery inside Springville Center for the Arts will be hosting a local art and fine craft sale through Dec. 21. Gift-able artwork and fine crafts showcasing local artists will include paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, fiber art and more will be available right off the wall for immediate purchase. A collaboration with the Concord Historical Society, an ... Read More »

Busy “B” features gifts for everyone this holiday season

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Homemade wooden gifts are available this holiday season at The Busy “B” inside of Jenn-Co Construction at 649 East Main St. in Springville, but they’re only open until Christmas and then closed till spring.

By Alex Simmons The Busy “B” inside of Jenn-Co Construction, located at 649 East Main St. in Springville, is now open for the holiday season. “I was sick of seeing scrap wood being thrown away, so instead of throwing it out I would turn it into something beautiful,” said Jennifer Donahue, owner of Jenn-Co Construction and The Busy “B.” The ... Read More »

Concord Country Christmas

On Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Concord Country Christmas will be back in town at the Concord Mercantile/Heritage Building, 17 Franklin St. in Springville. You can pick up some great Christmas cookies starting at 10 a.m. Grab a few dozen and keep them in your freezer until Christmas dinner — if they last that long. We ... Read More »

Celebrate the holidays in Springville this December

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Santa and one of his reindeer are set to return to the Concord Historical Society for the Concord Country Christmas on Dec. 7, one of several holiday events planned in the Springville are in the coming weeks.

By Kellen M. Quigley With Thanksgiving now past, the holiday season is officially here and a variety of festive events will be happening in Springville this December. Before you turn the page on your calendar, holiday events begin Nov. 30 with Very Merry Springville, continuing the two-weekend event that began Nov. 23. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ... Read More »

Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza opens third location in Gowanda

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Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza has opened a third location at 17 E. Main St. in Gowanda in the former business space of Red’s Drive-In Restaurant.

By Deb Everts Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza has opened a third location at 17 E. Main St. in the village of Gowanda. The popular pizzeria is now open in three convenient locations with the other two in Springville and Ellicottville. The string of pizzerias is owned by Tim and Bonnie Garey of Springville. Their daughter, Tiffany Frentz, who manages the ... Read More »

Honoring veterans at Shuttleworth Park


The village of Springville, town of Concord and the Concord American Legion hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Shuttleworth Park in the village. Along with local officials and area residents, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts the Fiddler’s Green Militia were also in attendance and at attention.   Read More »

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