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Springville Chamber awards 2019 honorees at annual gala

Non-Profit of the Year: Club of Springville

By Elyana Schosek For those who have given so much of themselves to the community, the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce took a night to give some recognition in return. The Chamber’s annual Awards Gala was held Saturday, April 6, honoring some of the influential community members in the Springville area with some good food and good company. The event ... Read More »

Springville photographer recognized at international photographic competition

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Springville photographer Emily Robinson (left) recently earned the Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) as well as received a Bronze Medal in the International Photographic Competition for the third consecutive year.

Emily Robinson, of Emily Karr Photography in Springville, has earned the Master of Photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Robinson at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held this past January in Atlanta, Georgia. The Master of Photography degree means Robinson has met the standards of excellence set forth by PPA. She has ... Read More »

Make more music with Blue Herren Music Studio

Photo by Alex Simmons
The Blue Herren Music Studio offers multi-instrumental and vocal lessons for interested musicians of all ages, skill levels and styles.

By Alex Simmons Blue Herren Music Studio, owned by Lydia Herren, is a multi-instrument and vocal studio taught by different musical instructors. Located in Springville, the studio is open to teach a “variety of ages, skill levels, and styles.” “I had been teaching music lessons in the area for a number of years and when the opportunity arose to take ... Read More »

Taco, burrito shop now open in Springville

TACOCAT, a new taco/burrito shop, has opened in the Canam convenience store at the Gulf station at 72 South Cascade in Springville next to Cheap Chollie’s liquor store. TACOCAT offers made-to-order tacos, burritos and nacho plates using fresh raw materials. Everything is made from scratch and in small batches to maintain optimal freshness. Although everything is prepared from scratch, Tacocat ... Read More »

Ashford syrup producers gear up for NY Maple Weekends

Photo by Rick Miller
Miles of blue plastic tubing connect about 850 taps on maple trees at Blesy Maple on Henrietta Road in Ashford. The tubing leads to a tank in the shed that houses the motor driving the vacuum system.

By Rick Miller The first maple sap was a long time coming this season. Cold temperatures locked the sap in the trees. Last week, Brandon Blesy boiled his first run of sap into delicious amber syrup. The smell of maple syrup bubbling in the gas-fired evaporator filled the sugar shanty on Henrietta Road in the town of Ashford. Located just ... Read More »

Her Heart Barn to offer a spring full of creative opportunities

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By Alex Simmons Kathleen Ketch Stromecki, the owner of Her Heart Barn, was born on a dairy farm in a small town in Western New York, the oldest of six children, the other five being all boys. Her parents have taught her the “values of hard work” and the importance of “understanding, family, acceptance and love,” she said. Stromecki said ... Read More »

Springville UNOVA Coworking grand opening set for April 6

Ashley and Joe Lowry, founders of UNOVA Coworking, proudly announce the official grand opening of their coworking space on Saturday, April 6. The new shared office space, located at 29 Mechanic St. in Springville, is open and ready for your business. Stop in between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a fun day of free refreshments, games and giveaways. The ... Read More »

Ellicottville Distillery releases 18-month-old bourbon

Press photo by Deb Everts
Ellicottville Distillery released its 18-month old bourbon March 16. Distiller Bryan Scharf is shown with a bottle of the bourbon and the barrels where the spirit continues to age.

By Deb Everts The Ellicottville Distillery recently released its 18-month-old bourbon whiskey both commercially and to the general public earlier this month. Chief Distiller Bryan Scharf said he wanted to get the bourbon to the two-year mark before his next release, but a lot of people have been asking for it so he decided to do an 18-month release on ... Read More »

WVDP exceeds cost-savings goal in three months

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A Buffalo Fuel Corporation truck leaves the West Valley Demonstration Project with a shipment of low-level legacy waste. This contract was obtained through the use of SCMC’s eSourcing tool.

The West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site saved more than $600,000 in the first fiscal quarter of 2019 by utilizing procurement tools provided by the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC). SCMC is a Department of Energy program that helps their Office of Environmental Management contractors find better prices for goods and services and makes the buying process easier, more efficient ... Read More »

The legacy of ‘The Legacy’ continues with new ownership

Photo by Kellen M. Quigley
From left, Ted and Kathy Winkey, former owners of The Legacy restaurant in Springville, recently sold the business to Ashley and Nick Rhinehart, of Cattaraugus, with plans to keep the legacy of The Legacy going strong.

By Kellen M. Quigley A staple in the Springville community for nearly two decades, The Legacy restaurant on the corner of East Main and South Buffalo streets will see its own legacy continue with new management. Nick Rhinehart, of Cattaraugus, officially took over the business last week from longtime owners Ted and Kathy Winkey, of Springville, beginning a new era ... Read More »

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