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Get Ready for Easter! Area Egg Hunts and Activities


By Mary Heyl There’s no reason to wait until summer to visit Erie County’s best attractions, like the Buffalo Zoo, the Aquarium of Niagara and the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. These and other fun places in the Greater Buffalo area have so much in store for you this Easter season, including breakfast with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, egg hunts ... Read More »

A Dozen Things To Do This April


By Alicia Dziak April in the Springville area is a time to get some fresh air and celebrate spring and all it has to offer.  From special events to outdoor activities to holidays, this is a month with something for everyone! April 1 marks the opening of trout season. This area offers some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities around, ... Read More »

Welcome Spring At Plantasia


By Alicia Dziak Spring has officially arrived, and with it comes Plantasia, the area’s premier garden and landscape show happening this weekend at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Gardens Through the Ages.” Journey through 15 gardens. Shop with over 115 vendors offering plants, garden decor, grills, seeds, outdoor furniture, lighting, garden tools and everything you need to inspire ... Read More »

Maple Weekends Are Here! March 18-19 and 25-26


Every spring, the members of the New York State Maple Producers Association invite families and friends into their “sugar houses” to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New York State, Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience. Join ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Tour Wright’s Darwin Martin House


By Mary Heyl Considered the greatest American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright forever changed the face of architecture through his thousands of structures that were designed to be in harmony with nature. Today, Wright’s fingerprints can be seen throughout the United States and Europe in his many designs of the 20th century, which include schools, hotels, museums, office ... Read More »

It’s Maple Season! Maple Weekends March 18-19 and 25-26


By Alicia Dziak It’s that of year when maple lovers are in luck. Whether you prefer it in syrup, sugar, cotton candy or another of its many tasty forms, this is the ideal time of year to enjoy any fresh maple products. As a way to celebrate the state’s abundance of maple deliciousness, New York is once again spearheading the ... Read More »

Penny Whiskey at SCA March 11


Nothing gets one in the mood for St. Patrick’s day better than a night of traditional Irish and Celtic music. Penny Whiskey will be appearing at Springville Center for the Arts (SCA) on March 11 at 8 p.m.  Their instrumentation includes guitar, banjo, mandolin, bodhran, and Springville resident Paul Kneis on whistles. Listeners will also enjoy the band’s own compositions, with homegrown bluegrass and ... Read More »

Music by the Fireside March 18


We’re almost there. Just a little ways to go and we can put winter behind us. One of the best ways to spend one of these remaining chilly evenings is to come warm yourself by fireside at Allegany State Park while listening to some great music! This month’s “By the Fireside” performance is the final one of the season, and ... Read More »

March Madness In Springville


By Alicia Dziak It’s March in Springville. Longer days, roller coaster weather, fun in the sun, snow, rain and everything in between. It’s the time of year to get outside and enjoy the last of winter and the first of spring. Get in the last of the season’s skiing and snowboarding fun at Kissing Bridge. March 4 is the annual ... Read More »

Maple Season at Wendel’s


By Elizabeth Riggs When Marty Wendel was a 10-year-old boy, making maple syrup was just a simple way to make extra cash. “As a young guy wanting to buy a mini bike, I was looking for some way to make money, so I started to experiment with making maple syrup,” said Wendel. “We built a little sugar house out back ... Read More »

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