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Pasture Walk and discussion set for June 8 in Cattaraugus

Anyone with an interest in learning more about improving and managing pastures, soil health and how to increase the yield and quality of pastures for grazing dairy, beef and other livestock, are encouraged to join Josh, Ashley and Jeffrey Bailey at 6896 Bailey Hill Road in Cattaraugus on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 2:30 p.m. for a Pasture Walk ... Read More »

WVDP presents $80,000 to area organizations for site support

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) presented checks  April 23 to Springville Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Mercy Flight and the West Valley Fire District 1 on behalf of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). These three organizations serve as valuable resources ... Read More »

Springville Dairy Fest to celebrate 30th year this June, volunteers wanted

By Deb Everts The 30th Annual Western New York Dairy/Agricultural Festival is coming to Springville June 7-9, bringing family-friendly fun for all to enjoy. The festival will take place, rain or shine, at Springville-Griffith Institute High School, 290 North Buffalo St. The event celebrates the dairy industry and the role of agriculture in people’s daily lives. This year’s theme is ... Read More »

Iconic Earl’s Drive-In demolished to make way for wedding venue, events center


  By Rick Miller Earl’s Drive-In, “Home of the Original Fruit Jar Drinkers,” may have closed in 2009, but the property will become home to a new wedding venue and year-round events center called The Annex. Earl’s, an iconic restaurant and music venue on Route 16 in Chafee, just north of the Cattaraugus/Erie County line, was owned and operated for ... Read More »

Springville Art Crawl returns this weekend


By Kellen M. Quigley For one night each year, Main Street in Springville transforms into a sprawling art gallery with musicians and artwork tucked into little niches and alcoves. People of all ages and stripes walk the village during what has become known as the Art Crawl. This free event is fun for the whole family and takes place Saturday, ... Read More »

Taste of the Southtowns to benefit Gooseneck Hills April 28


Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl sanctuary in the United States, is holding its annual fundraiser, Taste of the Southtowns, on Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 p.m. inside the St. Aloysius Hall, 190 Franklin St., Springville. There will be over 45 food items served by eight local restaurants: Chanderson’s, Colden Market & Café, Colden Mill Restaurant, ... Read More »

Springville Art Crawl less than one month away

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By Kellen M. Quigley For one night out of the year, Main Street in Springville becomes an art gallery, with artwork in every business, music in surprising corners and interactive art activities sprinkled throughout. The annual Downtown Springville Art Crawl is set for Saturday, May 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free activity for all ages throughout the National ... Read More »

What’s happening at the Springville Center for the Arts this spring?

By Alex Simmons The Springville Center for the Arts always has programs going on, and from April to June, programs will begin to pile up in preparation for summer! The art gallery is always open for visitors. This spring, the arts center is including “The Collection of Bruce Blair.” Exhibit dates are from April 17 through June 1. Whether you ... Read More »

Lawrence’s Tavern celebrates 80th anniversary this month

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Pictured (from left): Larry Zielinski, his wife, Ann, and brother Steve at Lawrence’s in 1949.

This month, Lawrence’s Tavern at 10 North Buffalo St. in Springville is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Lawrence’s is not only the longest-running business in the village of Springville, but it also holds the oldest liquor license in Erie County. Lawrence’s continues operating today as a neighborhood bar — a business which Larry Zielinski’s parents began in 1939. Zielinski and his ... Read More »

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