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Making time for music in spite of polar conditions

By Alex Simmons Amidst the virtual shutdown of Western New York thanks to last week’s sub-zero conditions threats of a blizzard, a village hot spot still held its weekly tradition of bringing people together through music. On Feb. 1, the 49 Cafe, located at 49 E. Main St. in Springville, hosted Friday Night “Flights,” a karaoke night where community members ... Read More »

It’s ‘Souper Bowl Saturday’ at the Trading Post

The Trading Post Outreach Center will host its annual Souper Bowl fundraiser next Saturday, Jan. 26. Held 4 to 8 p.m. at Our Savior Evangelical Luthern Church, 431 Waverly St., the event includes bottomless bowls fo soup, appetizers and desserts. Music, theme basket raffles and 50/50 will also be featured. Get involved by entering a crockpot of your favorite soup/chili, ... Read More »

Springville professionals, students take part in Cosmetology Career Day

Cosmetology students attending Ellicottville’s CTE Center were mentored by a panel of professionals in the industry at “Cosmetology Career Day,” Jan. 14. (Front, from left): Jennifer Bennett, regional educator for Fantastic Sam’s; Angie Shaver, owner/stylist, “Root 39,” Springville; Trinity Haynes, senior, Pioneer; Sarah Taft, senior, Catt-LV; Camryn Earley, junior, Ellicottville; Brianna Stutzman, junior, Pioneer. (Center, from left): Laurie Wagatha, Reiki Master/reflexologist, Wildwood Sanitarium, Salamanca; and Tracy Guntrum, cosmetology instructor, Ellicottville CTE center. (Back, from left): Stacey Rogers, owner of Fantastic Sam’s Arcade; Kourtney Shuman, master designer/colorist for Rusk and owner of “Modern Expressions Salon,” Bemus Point; Skylar Bennett, senior, Catt-LV; Brooke Wagatha, junior, Big Picture, Catt-LV; Katie Jennings, senior, Franklinville; J.P. Nabozny, owner of “The Barbershop Soli Deo Gloria,” Springville, and his daughter; Steve Lightcap and Dylan Mutton, recent graduates of the Barbering Program, Potter Career and Technical Center, West Seneca.

By Deb Everts The Ellicottville Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center hosted “Cosmetology Career Day,” Jan. 14 when cosmetology professionals from the area were invited to discuss their careers with the students. Among these professionals were J.P. Nabozny, owner of “The Barbershop Soli Deo Gloria” and Angie Shaver, owner and stylist, “Root 39,” both of Springville. Tracy Guntrum, cosmetology instructor ... Read More »

West Valley Hotel owner hoping for summer opening

Photo by Alex Simmons

The former West Valley Hotel has been in a state of renovation for the past couple of years, but that could all be over soon as a summer 2019 opening is the new target in sight.

By Kellen M. Quigley The past couple of years have been fascinating for the former West Valley Hotel. From being raised several feet in the air to having the majority of its interior completely gutted, the ongoing renovation process has its eyes on the finish line, which will hopefully be crossed in several months. Following construction in 2017 of two ... Read More »

MooCheesy Food Truck Set to Open Soon


By Rich Place A new eatery will soon be making its way to the Springville area, but this one has four wheels and will come and go as it pleases. Local resident Robyn Tyler is ready to open MooCheesy, a food truck dedicated to making gourmet burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches, and will be making appearances in the village soon. ... Read More »

10 Tops Stores to Close by November — None of Them Local

By Bob Clark No area Tops Friendly Market stores are included on a list of those to shutter by the end of November. Tops Holding Corp. said last week that 10 of the grocery chain’s 170 locations will close later this year. The stores to close include two of the seven in Rochester, two of the five stores in Syracuse ... Read More »

Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears to Open New Location in East Aurora


By Rich Place Familiar faces to the ski and snowboard community in Ellicottville are opening a second location in East Aurora in the longtime home of an established ski shop. The husband-and-wife team of Miguel Azcarate and Kimberly Reading, owners of Mud, Sweat ‘n’ Gears on Monroe Street in Ellicottville, recently purchased the former Aurora Action Sports on Main Street ... Read More »

Encorus: On The Fast Track

Encorus Group was recently awarded its third consecutive Buffalo Business First Fast Track Award as the result of its 48.66 percent revenue growth over the last year. Encorus Group started as a one-person civil engineering firm in 1996 and now has over 50 employees at offices in both Springville and Buffalo, providing three distinct types of services: Engineering Design, Civil ... Read More »

New Emerling Dealership Expected to Open Monday


By Rich Place Come Monday morning, you’ll be able to purchase a new vehicle from Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and drive it off the lot and onto South Cascade Drive. That’s the plan anyway for Emerling employees, who are expected to make the move this weekend from their current dealership on West Main Street to the spacious new location ... Read More »

Unova Coworking to Soon Offer New Communal Work Experience


By Rich Place A local couple is turning a vacant eyesore on Mechanic Street into a new-age coworking space to promote a sense of community and camaraderie amongst stay-at-home employees. Joe and Ashley Lowry have spent the last several months starting Unova Coworking, a relatively new business model that will allow people who ordinarily work at home a desk they ... Read More »

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