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Steelbound of Springville moves closer to opening with sneak peek fundraiser

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  By Kellen M. Quigley The Steelbound name known so well in Ellicottville will soon be a household word in Springville when Bill Bursee expands his brewery and restaurant business with a second location this fall. Located in the old Robinson Knife Factory that stood on the site at 243 West Main St. about a century ago, Steelbound Brewery & ... Read More »

Springville Center for the Arts has plenty planned for September

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By Alex Simmons As the weather and the leaves start to change and the fall season comes upon us, Springville Center for the Arts offers many workshops and opportunities for you to get involved with your local theater. For a little something to occupy you from colder temperatures, you can come check out The Gallery, which is open for the ... Read More »

Concord Senior Center to celebrate 3rd anniversary Saturday

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The Concord Senior Center is celebrating its third anniversary this weekend and is inviting the public to stop down and see all that the center offers to the community.

By Kellen M. Quigley A staple in the Springville community for three years now, the Concord Senior Center will celebrate its third anniversary this Saturday with a special open house. From 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 17, all are welcome to visit the center at 40 Commerce Drive in Springville to see all that the seniors are up to, ... Read More »

Four weeks until Pumpkinville returns

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A little girl picks out a prize pumpkin during the opening day of Pumpkinville last year. The local fall destination is set to open Sept. 14.

  By Kellen M. Quigley It’s the second week of August, so it seems a little early to be mentioning Halloween. Or is it? With some rainy and cooler weather recently, it’ll be no time at all until Pumpkinville is open for the season, which will happen in just four weeks. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the area’s most beloved fall ... Read More »

Celebrate summer at ASP’s annual Beach Party

By Deb Everts Pack up the family and spend a fun summer evening at Allegany State Park’s 11th annual Beach Party on Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Red House Beach area. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. with a showcase of local vendors and organizations sponsored by the Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will ... Read More »

Executive director of Love INC retires

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Wendy Cocca, executive director of Love INC of Springville, has retired 
after more than two decades of service to the local nonprofit organization.

By Alex Simmons Wendy Cocca, the executive director of Love INC of Springville, has retired after many years of service. “Working for a nonprofit organization is exciting, challenging and sometimes scary,” Cocca said, reflecting on her time with Love INC. Cocca got her start in 1997 where she was an office volunteer, she said, and eventually moved on to staff ... Read More »

Springville’s Art’s Cafe partners with NYS preservation organization

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  A renovation project in Springville called Art’s Cafe has been utilizing some unusual financing, providing community members and businesses the opportunity to support the project and receive tax credits in return for their investment. Now with a loan from The Preservation League of New York State, the tax credit program has gotten even easier to participate in. Art’s Cafe ... Read More »

Erie County Fair’s 180th year runs through Aug. 18

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By Kellen M. Quigley Dubbed “The Best 12 Days of Summer,” the Erie County Fair’s 180th year is now underway, running daily through Aug. 18. The Erie County Fair has many ties to Springville, even being held here in 1867 and Springville-Griffith Institute graduate Jessica Underberg as the current fair manager and CEO, but it’s been a summertime tradition in ... Read More »

Rock Autism Finnerty’s Golf Classic set for Aug. 24 Music Festival returning to Ellicottville Aug. 31

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  By Kellen M. Quigley   The second annual Rock Autism Music Festival will be back in Ellicottville on Aug. 31, but first, a new golf tournament with the collaboration of Rock Autism and Finnerty’s Tap Room will hit the links. The inaugural Rock Autism Finnerty’s Golf Classic will kick off Aug. 24, benefitting Rock Autism’s, Inc. and the Rock ... Read More »

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