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Steelbound of Springville moves closer to opening with sneak peek fundraiser

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  By Kellen M. Quigley The Steelbound name known so well in Ellicottville will soon be a household word in Springville when Bill Bursee expands his brewery and restaurant business with a second location this fall. Located in the old Robinson Knife Factory that stood on the site at 243 West Main St. about a century ago, Steelbound Brewery & ... Read More »

Fine artists, artisan crafters wanted for Colden Festival

The annual Colden Festival has a few spots left for fine artists and artisan crafter makers.  Festival dates are Sept. 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Colden. Fine artistes 10 linear feet of snow fence is only $30. Artisan crafters can display their goods in a 10-by-10-foot space for $60. Attendance for both days is required. ... Read More »

Concord Town Board sets upcoming budget session times

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By Kellen M. Quigley The August meeting for the Concord Town Board was a relatively quiet one. When accepting the monthly reports, Town Supervisor Clyde Drake said the code enforcement officer is doing a great job, and the dog control officer had to serve 11 summons in the past month and is also working hard. From the courts reports, Drake ... Read More »

Community News for the Trading Post

Hours:  Tuesday, 1-5 p.m. Donated food, Feeding America at 3 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free Community Lunch at noon. Donated food, Feeding America  at 1 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donated food, Feeding America at 1 p.m. Food Pantry: Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon Mobile food truck: Aug. ... Read More »

Four weeks until Pumpkinville returns

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A little girl picks out a prize pumpkin during the opening day of Pumpkinville last year. The local fall destination is set to open Sept. 14.

  By Kellen M. Quigley It’s the second week of August, so it seems a little early to be mentioning Halloween. Or is it? With some rainy and cooler weather recently, it’ll be no time at all until Pumpkinville is open for the season, which will happen in just four weeks. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the area’s most beloved fall ... Read More »

Executive director of Love INC retires

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Wendy Cocca, executive director of Love INC of Springville, has retired 
after more than two decades of service to the local nonprofit organization.

By Alex Simmons Wendy Cocca, the executive director of Love INC of Springville, has retired after many years of service. “Working for a nonprofit organization is exciting, challenging and sometimes scary,” Cocca said, reflecting on her time with Love INC. Cocca got her start in 1997 where she was an office volunteer, she said, and eventually moved on to staff ... Read More »

Springville’s Art’s Cafe partners with NYS preservation organization

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  A renovation project in Springville called Art’s Cafe has been utilizing some unusual financing, providing community members and businesses the opportunity to support the project and receive tax credits in return for their investment. Now with a loan from The Preservation League of New York State, the tax credit program has gotten even easier to participate in. Art’s Cafe ... Read More »

Rock Autism Finnerty’s Golf Classic set for Aug. 24 Music Festival returning to Ellicottville Aug. 31

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  By Kellen M. Quigley   The second annual Rock Autism Music Festival will be back in Ellicottville on Aug. 31, but first, a new golf tournament with the collaboration of Rock Autism and Finnerty’s Tap Room will hit the links. The inaugural Rock Autism Finnerty’s Golf Classic will kick off Aug. 24, benefitting Rock Autism’s, Inc. and the Rock ... Read More »

Sample the best at ‘Taste of Ellicottville’

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By Deb Everts   Food lovers from all over the area and beyond will flock to the 34th Annual Taste of Ellicottville Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 to sample the mouthwatering goodies offered by more than 23 local food establishments. Whether they are connoisseurs of fine cuisine or people who just love to eat good food, hungry visitors ... Read More »

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