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Springville Chamber now accepting nominations for annual Awards Gala


  The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual Awards Gala to celebrate businesses, organizations and individuals making a positive impact on our community. Nominations will be accepted for the following award categories: Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Community Service and Young Professionals Award-under 40 years of ... Read More »

Support the Trading Post at the 11th annual SOUPer Bowl

Come enjoy bottomless bowls of soup, basket raffles, a 50/50 raffle, a DJ and great laughter and friendship Jan. 25 at the 11th annual SOUPer Bowl. This delicious fundraiser benefitting the Trading Post Community Care Center in Springville will take place at Watermark Wesleyan Church, located at 4999 McKinley Parkway, in Hamburg, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 ... Read More »

Demolition of the Main Plant Office Building complete at WVDP


Workers recently demolished the former Main Plant Office Building located at EM’s West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site. Waste disposition operations continue and are approximately 78 percent complete. This recent demolition brings EM’s total number of structures removed to 66. The Main Plant Office Building was a three-story facility that was built in 1964 as part of the original commercial ... Read More »

Ring in the New Year in Ellicottville with winter events

By Kellen M. Quigley Chase away the winter blues and share some good times with family and friends at many winter events offered in Ellicottville as well as at Holiday Valley and HoliMont ski resorts. Ring in the new year and then enjoy winter with all that’s happening here this January and February. Start the new year out by participating ... Read More »

Having a good ole’ Country Christmas


Photos by Alex Simmons The Concord Historical Society’s annual Concord Country Christmas last Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Concord Mercantile/Heritage Building. Attendees could visit with live reindeer, listen to some good old country music and shop for local holiday goodies.   Read More »

Holiday Valley Tubing Co. expected to open this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley Looking for something that’s fun for everyone and all you have to do is sit down, hang on and experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun? Holiday Valley Tubing Company, a tubing park just a five-minute drive from downtown Ellicottville located on Route 242, is expected to open this weekend, weather dependent, just in time for ... Read More »

Fireside series at Allegany State Park set for Dec. 21

As the holidays draw closer, take a moment to make your season a little merrier by spending a relaxing evening in the lobby of the Red House Administration Building in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 21 for “By the Fireside.” This month’s featured performance is by the Studio 107 Chamber Players of Olean High School, who will ... Read More »

Morton makes holiday appearances with new baby reindeer, Comet

Photo by Deb Everts
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

Photo by Alex Simmons
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 »

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