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The Summer Bucket List: Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

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By Jennifer Weber “I scream, you scream…” you know what comes next, we all scream for ICE CREAM! And since July just happens to be National Ice Cream Month, what better time to get outside and discover a new place to sample your favorite flavor. Or even better, visit one of your old favorite places in town and try out ... Read More »

Cattaraugus County Fair Coming Soon

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By Mary Heyl The Cattaraugus County Fair is taking place at the fairgrounds in Little Valley from July 31 through Aug. 6!  Bring the whole family to this annual celebration of local agriculture, family-friendly entertainment and grandstand events all week long. From the midway rides to the monster truck rallies, there is no shortage of fun activities at this year’s ... Read More »

The Beach Bucket List

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By Alicia Dziak There’s nothing quite like a day at the beach in the summer months. Whether you like to splash in the water or stay on shore building sandcastles or collecting sea glass, the beaches of WNY offer something for everyone this summer. Lake Erie Beaches Head to Lake Erie for endless views of the water and hours of ... Read More »

WNY Filled With National History, Patriotism

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By Elizabeth Riggs We all know why the fourth of July is such a special date in American history — it’s the day our country was founded by our forefathers. But what Western New Yorkers may not know is that we share a home with several other historic sites that also have an impressive significance in our nation’s history. In ... Read More »

A Sprague Brook Summer

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By Alicia Dziak If you’re looking for a great and nearby way to enjoy all summer has to offer, check out Sprague Brook Park, located at 9674 Foote Road, right off Route 240, in Glenwood. This Erie County park was acquired by using state and federal aid programs to assume title to more than 2,200 acres of parkland (including Eighteen ... Read More »

Catch an Outdoor Movie This Summer

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By Jennifer Weber As with most events in Western New York in the summertime, there’s never a lack of options available for entertainment. For those who love movies, there’s nothing like a nostalgic, memory-making night under the stars at one of the area drive-in theaters. Head to the nearby Delevan Twin Drive In, at 11771 Route 16 in Delevan, and ... Read More »

Travel WNY: National Comedy Center Presents Week of Comedy July 31 – Aug. 6

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The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled “Comedy and the Human Condition,” July 31 – Aug. 6. Jim Gaffigan, Kevin James, Robert Klein, Lisa Lampanelli and more than 20 others will perform in Lucille Ball’s hometown of ... Read More »

Happy Campers! Local Campgrounds to Explore

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By Alicia Dziak With school out for the year and the holiday weekend upon us, the height of camping season has arrived! Whether you prefer roughing it under the stars, being deep in the woods or in a heated cabin near your neighbor, there’s something within a short driving distance of Springville to suit every camping style. Head to Allegany ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Visit Panama Rocks

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By Jessie Schwartz Panama Rocks is an area treasure for all nature lovers, hikers, and geology and history nerds alike!  Located 15 minutes from Bemus Point in Chautauqua County, Panama Rocks is an adventure waiting to happen.  The open season runs from May through October each year and, according to the park’s website, Panama Rocks has been ranked Chautauqua County’s ... Read More »

School’s Out for Summer!

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By Alicia Dziak It’s summer vacation! If you’re a kid, it’s time for staying up late and filling the days with outdoor activities. If you’re a parent, it’s time to get planning! Have no fear—there’s loads of great summertime fun right at your fingertips. Start out at one of WNY’s great parks. Sprague Brook is close to everyone living in ... Read More »

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