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Concord Town Board Sets Budget Hearings

By Derek M. Otto The regular meeting of the Town of Concord Board was held Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at the Town Hall at 86 Franklin Street Springville.  The meeting opened with public comment where Mary Jane Miess continued her advocacy of the seniors in the town.  She has had concerns that the five day lunch program has been reduced ... Read More »

Springville Oktoberfest Sept. 30


By Alicia Dziak It might still be September, but the excitement of Oktoberfest is right on the horizon. Springville’s very own German celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 11 p.m. at Fireman’s Park. This 12th annual event, held rain or shine, features food, music and fireworks, and if that’s not enough to get you in the ... Read More »

National Alpaca Farm Days Sept. 23-24


By Mary Heyl Enjoy the first full weekend of autumn by exploring local alpaca farms during National Alpaca Farm Days on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24! Always held during the last weekend in September, National Alpaca Farm Days is a fun annual event that invites the public to learn about these beautiful, versatile animals that have created a ... Read More »

Hard Homecoming Loss for Griffs


By Tim Oakley The 2017 Homecoming Varsity football game between the Griffins and the visiting Depew Wildcats didn’t go quite as planned.  As per usual, the stands were packed tight enough to make one question themselves “where does personal space end.” The standing room throughout was also congested with the happy smiling faces that make our town special—the family-like atmosphere ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Happy Days Are Here Again


Jack Yellen as he looked about the time he bought Melody Meadows in Mortons Corners. By Derek M. Otto The Heritage Building is opening soon— happy days are here again!  I’m sure Joel Maul’s and Don Tober’s wives will be singing that tune when the Heritage Building finally opens next Saturday.  Of the people working on the build, those two ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket List: Free Museum Admission This Weekend


By Jennifer Weber This week, it’s time to take a few hours away from driving around the countryside and step indoors for some culture and old school learning. On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., participating museums and cultural institutions in Western New York, as well as museums all across the United States, will participate in the 13th Annual ... Read More »

Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street Set to Spook Sept. 29


By Elizabeth Riggs The Ellicottville Rodeo cowboys have ridden off into the sunset, and with the change of seasons, it’s now time for a new form of entertainment in town: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Hosted at the same location as the Ellicottville Rodeo, and by the same couple, the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street will begin on Friday, Sept. ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: The Third Generation of Sheret Jewelers


By Carlee Frank If you reside in a small town, chances are you’ve driven many miles to reach stores and services not offered in town— especially if you want to custom design a ring for an engagement or a big birthday. But actually, these services are offered right at Sheret Jewelers in downtown Springville. Located at 57 East Main Street, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival Faces Off Sept. 22-24


By Alicia Dziak In a first ever for Ellicottville, the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival is happening this weekend, Sept. 22- 24. The fields will be set and teams will descend on our area, ready for a weekend of one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The tournament promises to bring some exciting competition, with many teams participating. “We have ... Read More »

BOE Approves Emergency Cazenovia Creek Stabilization Project for CES

By Jennifer Weber The Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District Board of Education held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and opened with several public presentations regarding financial and capital project updates. Seth Hennard of Lumsden McCormick presented the independent annual audit summary and corrective action plan. The report showed a $2.3 million loss in the general ... Read More »

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