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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 »

SGI students take a trip to the Theatre

Photo by Ely Schosek
Students from SGI High School recently took a trip to the Kavinoky Theatre in Buffalo to watch a performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Elementary school is full of field trips, but in high school trips get bigger and more expensive. Rarely do high school students have the opportunity to go on a field trip that only lasts a single school day and is cost-free. But last week, a number of SGI High School classes traveled to the Kavinoky ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Life of Jack Yellen


Looking back to the year 1892, in Poland, Abram and Bessie Yellen welcomed their firstborn child, Jack Selig Yellen. When Jack was 5 years old, the family emigrated to Buffalo and settled on William Street. Abram, Jack’s father worked odd jobs until he was able to save up enough money and opened his clothing store on Seneca Street. As a ... 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 »

Local arts, crafts and historical photos on sale at SCA through Dec. 21

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Local art, fine crafts and reprints of historical photographs will be available for purchase at the Springville Center for the Arts through Dec. 21

The Harold L. Olmsted Gallery inside Springville Center for the Arts will be hosting a local art and fine craft sale through Dec. 21. Gift-able artwork and fine crafts showcasing local artists will include paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, fiber art and more will be available right off the wall for immediate purchase. A collaboration with the Concord Historical Society, an ... Read More »

Christmas time is here


  Photos by Alex Simmons The first weekend of Very Merry Springville was held Nov. 23 in the village with a tree-lighting ceremony, activities by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce in the Lucy Bensley Center and caroling in the streets provided by local singers and musicians. Over 40 local businesses participated in the shop-local event while families and children ... Read More »

Faith United Church of Christ announces December events

The Faith United Church of Christ in Boston has several events planned for December. A  free community Breakfast With Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9-11 a.m. at Faith United Church. No reservations are necessary, and it is open to the community. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Grace for the Journey, a support group for ... Read More »

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