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JULY 28 - AUGUST 3, 2017

Your Hometown Newspaper & The Official Newspaper of the Springville-Griffith Institute Central Schools

A Night at the Derby Oct. 14

By Alicia Dziak

If you live in Springville or any of the surrounding communities, chances are you’ve heard of Springville Youth, Inc., better known as SYI, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1940 and provides recreation services to kids and teens in the SGI school district. Programs range from sports to the arts, and are offered year-round. In order to continue to offer such a variety of affordable programs, SYI is holding their biggest fundraiser of the year this weekend: A Night at the Derby. “The funds that we make from the event go toward helping to keep registration affordable for our programs,” said SYI President, Wende Pukay. She noted that costs for these programs through

Take your pick of the patch this fall at Wendel’s Poultry Farm! The East Concord based, family-owned poultry farm spans far beyond fowl and feathers as they have already welcomed fall with pumpkins, hayrides, hot cider and much, much more. This fall, the farm has

Upcoming Events October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct. 13 SGI Pink Out Football Game Pop Warner Field

SYI are often less than half of what people in neighboring communities pay. A Night at the Derby will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at St. Al’s Parish Hall, the same location it’s been at for the past couple years. This 21-andover event combines virtual horse racing with a night of competitive spirit, food and merriment.

Although this event is based on horse racing, you don’t need to know anything about horse racing to participate and have fun. The night includes 11 action-packed races featuring actual high quality video taped races of real thoroughbreds projected on a large screen with actual race announcers calling each race. Guests can “wager” See A Night at the Derby page 7

Fall Fun and Food at Wendel’s

By Elizabeth Riggs

BCH Brings 3D Mammography to Community

already kicked off a full month of festivities, ranging from pumpkin picking, to hayrides, to craft shows. Upon arrival to the farm, guests are sure to notice the festive front lawn full of pumpkins, squash and gourds, complete with a pumpkin dome that makes the perfect photo opp for little ones.

According to Bernie Wendel, there is a pumpkin for everyone, and the best things about Wendel’s is the price and the atmosphere. “We have pumpkins ranging from $4 to $10. There is no pumpkin over $10,” she said. “We are a small, family-run business and it’s all family working here.” Besides the hospitality and the pumpkins, the hayrides are also a big draw for guests. Hayrides are $3 for adults and children over five. (Children under five are free.) “Wendel’s is the only place you can go on a hayride with Wanda the Witch,” said Wendel. “Wanda is my sister-in-law who dresses like a witch. She has quite the following. People just love to come on the hayrides with her.”

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‘Pink Out’ Springville Oct. 13 By Alicia Dziak

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the community will be holding their annual SGI Pink Out football game on Friday, Oct. 13. SGI football players, cheerleaders, and fans will be wearing pink, as the SGI Griffins take on Olean in the last home football game of the season. This event is part of the Pink Out Western New York Sports event to raise funds for the ECMC Mobile Mammography Coach, a.k.a. “the big pink bus,” which brings life-saving breast cancer screening to women in their own communities. This is truly a community event, with many groups pitching in to make it a success. The high school’s sports marketing class is planning to do two special promotions: the Best Seat in the House and the Mascot Race. According to SGI high school business teacher Eric Holler, “Students who donate to ECMC foundation will receive a ticket for a chance to win seat on a couch for the

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Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has announced that it has added 3D mammography, also called digital tomosynthesis, to services provided in its Imaging Department. “The actual ‘3-D’ part of the mammography is a software upgrade,” said Lisa Smith, Imaging Department Manager.

“There was an intensive period where the software was installed and tested and our staff received training on the new protocol.” Bertrand Chaffee Hospital converted to a digital mammography system in 2012, with significant support from community donations and a

By Derek M. Otto

The leaves are falling off the trees and the Columbus Day weekend has passed us by. Many are planning for the next holiday— Halloween. When this time of year comes, I like to share ghostly and unusual

Oct. 14 Night at the Derby SYI Fundraiser

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A LOOK BACK The Peddler’s Curse

An unknown woman afflicted with the Peddler’s Curse. Photo courtesy of Weird NY.

Oct. 14 SArts at the Backey Season Opener West Falls

tales about Springville and nearby neighbors to get us in the right mood. The story of the Peddler’s Curse fits into this category nicely. There are several versions of the story and I will be more historically minded by telling you more about the history of the tale. In the early 1800s, when Springville and other areas of the Holland Land Company were being settled, the easiest and earliest route before Genesee Road was cut through Zoar Valley down Cattaraugus Creek banks. As we know, even today, that route is treacherous and many lives have been lost in the valley. Erasmus Briggs tells the story of Samuel Cochran, the first permanent settler of Concord, and his family traveling Zoar to go see neighbors from New England, the Watermans. It is important to note that

Oct. 14 Octoberfest Buffalo Ski Club Oct. 14 Arts at the Bakery Season Opener Oct. 14-15, 21-22 Arts in the Barn Craft Show Wendel’s Oct. 21 3rd Saturday Trek and Music by the Fireside Allegany State Park

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Friday the 13th Bucket List

Spooky, Attractions and Ghost Walks

By Jennifer Weber

October is a month full of warmth and hearth. Cozy wool sweaters come out of the closet. Crockpots start making decadent stews. Houses are decorated with rich tones of red, yellow and orange mums and leaves and pumpkins and gourds. But there’s another side of October as well, the scary, haunted fun that comes with all things Halloween. And guess what, it happens to be our (un)lucky day! There’s no better time to get out there to explore the spooky side of Western New York than the weekend of Friday the 13th. Let’s take a look at some of the more frightful adventures that await...if you dare. Haunted Hayrides • Close to home you must check out the Nightmare

Hayrides on Sommerville Street located at 6319 Sommerville Valley Road, Ellicottville, NY. Known as the “scariest haunted attraction in Western New York” this hayride will take you for a twenty-five minute adventure filled with scary creatures about! After the hayride, visitors dare to enter the haunted wooden maze


and haunted barn and vortex tunnel. For more information, visit www.nightmarehayride. com • Becker Farms Haunted Hayride located at 3724 Quaker Road, Gasport, NY offers not only a Haunted Hayride through the woods

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Arts at the Bakery Season Opener Oct. 14

For a full fall experience, Wendel’s offers much more than just pumpkins and hayrides. The poultry farm also has a cup of cider for $1 and popcorn for $.50 to add to the experience while visiting. But guests can also purchase corn stalks, squash, hay bales, gourds, and homemade maple fluff and maple syrup, as well as their signature poultry products. Visit Wendel’s store for farmraised, grain-fed chickens that they raise in their own barns and process themselves. The poultry farm fowl are free of growth stimulants, hormones, preservatives and self-basting oils—a true farm to table experience. Within the store, you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase Wendel’s signature BBQ sauce or chicken wing sauce, as well as homemade concoctions like turkey soup and chicken pot pies, or turkey gravy and seasoned chicken tenders. For those who may not feel like cooking themselves, guests can try some of the signature fare on site. Each weekend from May through the end of October, the family can be found outside grilling up their signature chicken barbeque on open fire grills. The mouthwatering meal includes half a chicken, a dinner

Arts at the Bakery Season Opener will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, featuring food and music in a newly renovated space located on Route 240 in the heart of West Falls, NY. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with food provided by Chef’s Restaurant and dessert by Dessert deli and The Chocolate Bar. Musical performance by Doug Yeomans, Willie Schoellkopf and Sue Kincaid kick off the season at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Youth performers include Sylvia Denecke on violin accompanied by Cyrus


Humphrey on piano, Vada Kirsch on saxophone and Santino Panzica on piano. In addition, a group from Drums Unlimited will perform. Arts at the Bakery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing visual, performing and culinary arts experiences to children and adults in the rural community. Future event performances appear on Arts at the Bakery Facebook page. For more information call Carolyn Panzica at (716) 570-6520 or via email at

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Springville Times Joins Bradford Publishing Co.

The Springville Times has been acquired by Bradford Publishing Co., according to a joint announcement made by Jennie Acklin, publisher and owner of the Times and John H. Satterwhite, president and CEO of Bradford Publishing. The Times will continue to publish weekly in Springville under the direction of Acklin, along with its sister publication, the Ellicottville Times. The publications will now have access to an expanded footprint that includes the Olean Times Herald, The Bradford Era, The Salamanca Press, the Cattaraugus County Pennysaver, the Dunkirk Pennysaver and several other publications . “We are delighted to include such quality publications as The Times to our group and plan to continue the tradition started by Jennie Acklin,” Satterwhite said. James G. Bonn, chief operating officer of Bradford Publishing, will be responsible for overseeing operations of the Times as well as all other group publications. “The importance of continuing what Jennie Acklin has started cannot be understated here,” Bonn said. “Her commitment to producing a free community newspaper in the fashion she has matches closely to that of Bradford Publishing. I look forward to working with her to continue to grow our customer base for both our readers and our advertisers.” Bonn said the acquisition of the Ellicottville Times and the Springville Times publications, along with the Dunkirk/Fredonia and the Silver Creek/Gowanda Pennysavers, will combine with the Olean Times Herald, The Bradford Era, The Salamanca Press, Cattaraugus County Pennysaver and the Moneysaver Guide and News, “to offer our advertisers a truly wide reach to readers and advertisers in the region.”

Letter from the Editor

Springville Youth Inc., better known in the community as SYI, has been a part of my life since my older daughter started kindergarten in 2008. At that time, I signed up to coach her soccer team, not knowing that coaching soccer would become one of my passions. Since then, I have coached a couple dozen teams through SYI, at times, when my younger daughter also started playing soccer, coaching two teams a season. My girls played SYI tee ball and softball and took swimming lessons at the SYI pool. When my husband, Hannes, and I approached the SYI board about starting a winter indoor soccer league several years ago, they were more than happy to accommodate us, and Hannes has been on the board now for five years. Through SYI, we have met so many great people who give their time to this community and our girls have enjoyed endless hours of programming. On Saturday, SYI’s biggest fundraiser of the year will be held in Springville. Money raised goes toward keeping their program fees low, which makes them available to more kids. Check out the article on page 1 and consider going to this fun and worthwhile event. Hope to see you there! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times

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Oct. 13 Pink Out Football Game Pop Warner Field

Oct. 14 Night at the Derby Virtual horse racing fundraiser for Spirngville Youth Inc. (SYI) Embrace the Power of Prayer... HEALING SERVICE @ First Presbyterian 38 N Buffalo Street, Springville Meeting in the Chapel on Saturday, October 14th at 5pm. Oct. 14 Buffalo Ski Club Octoberfest 11 am – 4 pm Ski Swap, Bounce Houses, Hay Ride, Chair Lift Rides Oct. 14 Boo-tanical Celebration at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens Oct. 14-15, 21-22 Arts in the Barn Craft Show Wendel’s Oct. 14-15 Trick or Treating at the Buffalo Zoo Oct. 20 Andy Wahlberg at SCA

roll with butter and choice of two sides, including potato salad, coleslaw, applesauce, four bean salad, German potato salad, baked beans, baked potato, pasta salad or macaroni salad. In conjunction with the fall pumpkin sales and hayrides, the poultry farm also has a few special events coming up. “The next two weekends there is a craft sale in the sugar house,” said Wendel. “They will have more than 30 craft vendors both weekends. All items are handmade – there are no resale crafts.” The 16th Annual Arts in the Barn event will be held on

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on both Oct. 14 and 15, and Oct. 21 and 22. Guests can take their pick of pottery, art, jewelry, stained glass, baskets, painted glassware, jams, jellies and much more. Come out and shop for unique handmade gifts and home decor for the holidays. Wendel’s is located at 12466 Vaughn Street in East Concord and open every day except Mondays. For more information on Wendel’s Poultry Farm, visit their website: https://www. or visit their Facebook page: @ wendelspoultry.

Oct. 12-18, 2017

Oct. 21 3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park Participants will be taken on an interpretative hike through the ruins around Science Lake in Allegany State Park. Much of the hike will be around the old “Buffalo Science Camp” or as many people referred to it as “the School in the Forest”. Attendees are asked to meet at the Science Lake parking area (program site 40), located on ASP Rt. 3 at Science Lake, at 10:00am, and to come dressed for the weather. alleganystatepark Oct. 21 Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park Paul Crawford performs at Quaker Bath House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 or

Oct. 21 Chinese Auction Sardinia Meeting House, 12070 Savage Road, Sardinia. Doors open at 11 a.m., drawings start at 12:30 p.m. 474-5231 Oct. 21 Theme Basket Auction sponsored by the Parishioners and Altar Society of St. Aloysius Parish,Parish Hall, Franklin St. Springville, N.Y. Doors will open at 9:00 am, drawings begin at Noon. Lunch will be available.

Oct. 22 Cyclocross at HoliMont (716) 699-2320 or email greg@ Oct. 28 EVL Half 5K and Half Marathon Oct. 28 Drug Take Back Day Bertrand Chaffee Hospital 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Bring your expired and unused medications, ointments, pills, drops and prescription medicine to be disposed of in a safe and secure manner. Oct. 28 Winter Season Job Fair at Holiday Valley Weekends Chairlift Rides to Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2017 Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only. Saturdays Through October Mason Winfield’s Haunted History Ghost Walks Famous local ghosts, occult architecture, prehistoric battlefields, gripping supernatural experiences, childstealing Little People, and the legendary “Suicide Alley...” This is one of the richest scripts we have. With HHGW Founder, Author Mason Winfield. info@

St. Aloysius Church holding a BEEF RAFFLE for a $10 donation. 3 chances to win-1/2 beef, front quarter, hind quarter. Drawing November 3. Need not be present to win. Tickets call 592-2701 or after any mass. Weekends Through Oct. 31 Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms Free Live music. Wine, beer, hard cider and dessert wine tasting $5. Food available all over the farm and into the BRAND NEW BECKER BAZAAR! Enjoy our famous chicken bbq & ribs as well! FREE parking and general admission to the farm!

Nov. 7 Election Day Stuffed Pork Loin Dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Take outs available. Adults $9, Children 12 and Under $4.50 East Otto United Methodist Church, 7896 East Flats Rd, East Otto, NY 14729 Nov. 10-11 Beer and Wine Festival 2017 Brewmaster Dinner Nov. 10 and the Beer and Wine Festival Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Cattaraugus County Arts Council Winter Arts Festival Holiday Valley Lodge. Paintings, prints, photographs, pottery, jewelry, and fiber arts are a few of the many original artworks that will be for sale at this juried exhibition and sale. Shoppers are eager to meet the artists in person and find unique holiday gifts for family and friends. Hours are 11-6. Nov. 24 Target Opening Day, Holiday Valley Nov. 24-26 Christmas in Ellicottville

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Springville Times


Print Anything at Anything Printed

By Carlee Frank

It happened –the big event is just around the corner. You need to print about a million invitations that you haven’t had a chance to design yet and the printer has run out of ink. The situation would be hopeless if it weren’t for Springville’s very own custom print shop, located at 42 East Main Street. Opened in 2004 by Susan Senecal, Anything Printed offers nearly every printing service imaginable and more. “We have a fax service, a UPS service, graphic design, printing and copies,” Senecal said. “We now can do banners, art prints on canvas, invitations, lots of tickets, business cards, envelopes and anything anybody would need for a business, we can do it.” Senecal ran Anything Printed out of her home from 1997 to 2004, servicing mostly commercial accounts. However, when Springville Chamber member Tony Miranda mentioned the benefits of having a printing shop downtown, Senecal was inspired.

“My husband and I talked about it and decided to open up down here where we could expand and grow a little bit,” Senecal said. She worked in a print shop in the 1980s and became familiar with the industry; however, she said she did not have enough control over her earnings to want to stay. “I decided I was going to do it on my own instead of letting them make all of the decisions and all the money,” Senecal said. Owning her own shop, she said, is much better, but no down time is difficult. Senecal and one other employee, Vera Marie Stobnicki, run the shop Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The customers, Senecal said, are what make it all worth it. “I’ve met so many wonderful people down here and I just love working with them. I love helping people out where I can,” Senecal said. She said she knows nearly all of her customers by name and many have been customers for years. She has helped 12-yearold students with school projects and even has regular customers in their 90s, like a woman named Dorothy who comes in each year to print supplies for an annual dog show. Senecal said Anything Printed has allowed her to be a part of many people’s stories. One woman, she said, came to her after visiting two graphic design firms that would not

print her custom logo the way she wanted. “She brought it to me and I did it, and she’s used that design for years,” Senecal said. “She’s been a customer ever since because we helped her out when other people wouldn’t.” Senecal did not go to school for graphic design, but has learned it all of her own. She said she really enjoys this creative side of the business. She also said she wants every product sent out the door to be well done. She admits she is fussy, but said it is because she won’t cut corners on quality. In three months, Anything Printed made 23,000 color copies and roughly 70,000 black and white copies, which is nearly 100,000 copies not including art prints, banners, business cards or anything else. They have thousands of files on record and hundreds of emails every week. Ordering is currently done through email and by phone; however, they are developing an online ordering system. Customers will be able to upload their document or whatever they want printed and order prints with no call or email necessary. “We’re hoping to streamline and keep things better organized –that’s our goal because we’re so busy,” Senecal said. If you related to the aforementioned printing dilemma, or simply need to make copies, head to Anything Printed; visit their website or Facebook page for more information.

EVL Half and 5K Returns Oct. 28

By Alicia Dziak

Ready to race, pace and run your way to fun this October? On Saturday, Oct. 28, the EVL Half and 5K makes its way to Ellicottville for the fourth year, and promises to be filled with spook, laughs and memories! “We know that a Half Marathon is not an easy task and we work very hard on try to make it as organized as possible so that we can provide a safe, and fun experience for our athletes,” said Gwen Bush of Endurance Factor LLC, who organizes the race. “We try to give them creative and cool medals and tee shirts. We

hope that our after party is fun and a good celebration for a the accomplishment of running a race!” All participants receive custom-designed medals, as well as men’s and women’s shirts. Veteran runners and those in the know expect only the coolest designs for both the medals and the shirts. “It is a process that starts in the beginning of the year,” explained Bush. “I first have to find the Evl Creature for the year and then I come up with a sketch or image. I work with my Medal team at Ashworth Awards who take my idea and turn it into medal! As for the

T-shirts, they are Patra Lowes originals. She is amazing!” Both the half marathon (11 a.m. start) and the 5K (11:15 a.m. start) begin and end in the heart of town at 5 Monroe Street. While the course remains the same as in years past, Bush noted that “we always try to add a little something to the race each year to make it more fun for our athletes.” The scenery gives competitors something to look at along the way, and add in an array of cool, scary and just plain fun costumes (who doesn’t like to run along Dr. Suess characters or Batman?), and you’ve got yourself a memorable race and a great way to enjoy fall, Ellicottville-style. Enjoy a fun-filled afterparty at Ellicottville Brewing Company with craft beer and many wonderful giveaway prizes from area businesses. Awards will be given in a variety of age gorups. In addition, costume awards will be given for Best Group (two or more people), Best individual, Funniest, Scariest, Most Girly, Best Kid and Best in Show. If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t wait! The EVL Half and 5K usually sell out before race day. Grab your friends, plan your costume and get ready to RUN! For more info, visit

Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will be a site for the Western New York Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. As in the past, the hours are 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Bring your expired and unused medications, ointments, pills, drops and prescription medicine to be disposed of in a safe and secure manner.

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Letters to the Editor

Editor: Elect Clyde Drake My name is Bruce Luno and I have been a dairy farmer in the Town of Concord for most of my adult life. I first met Clyde Drake four years ago when he was serving as town board liaison to the town planning board of which I am a member. Clyde made an immediate impression as he willingly listened to our concerns as a planning board and our side of issues affecting the town. We thanked him for listening and told him we knew he couldn’t change things by himself. Wow were we wrong! He immediately dug into our concerns, lobbied with other board members and worked to make corrections happen. I was pleasantly surprised as he talked openly with us about issues he was trying to correct and concern for all views on the issues. I personally had a concern that Concord was a “Right to Farm Community” but we had not posted signs stating that fact as other communities had. The Town of Concord now has these signs thanks to Clyde. He has been a friend to the farmer, concerned about protecting farm land as we now work together on the master plan for the Town of Concord. Working with the planning board Clyde has tackled the tough issues of Wind and Solar energy. To both protect town residents and embrace green energy town laws have been passed on both forms of energy. The solar law was largely researched and written by town councilman Drake. Clyde has stressed to the planning board that he wants the building codes applied equally to all residents when plans are reviewed. Clyde has demonstrated the ability to work with residents, town officials and other government entities. He is asking for our support on November 7th as he runs for Town Supervisor to replace a retiring Gary Eppolito. Clyde’s team includes Jim Krezmien and Phil Drozd running for town council. I wish him well and strongly support this team to continue responsible town government. Bruce Luno Dear Editor, We, the residents of the Town of Concord, are fortunate that Clyde Drake is running for Town Supervisor. It means that we have a choice and for me, the choice is clear. I have known Clyde Drake my entire life. I grew up attending Salem Lutheran Church where Clyde is also a member and has served in several leadership roles. I knew his children well from Church and School and can attest to the dedication he had in raising his family and instilling in them our small town values. I watched as Clyde served on the SGI Board of Education. I now have the honor of serving with Clyde on the Town Board where he has continued to dedicate his time to help our community. He is a humble person who you won’t find touting self proclaimed successes. You won’t see him bragging about landing funds here and completing projects there. This doesn’t mean he isn’t working hard on our behalf, quite the contrary. He is extremely dedicated to whatever cause he commits himself to. Fortunate for us, that cause is serving the Town of Concord. Keep your ears open this political season. You can always tell when you are dealing with someone who has been in government too long. They’ll talk about all the grants they’ve landed, about tax caps not meaning what we think they do, and about the importance of government. They become really good at finding creative ways of spending other peoples hard earned tax dollars. You will not hear Clyde saying these things. Clyde is fiscally conservative and has a strong background in financial management. Clyde is someone we can count on to hold the line on spending. He will, as he has shown as Councilman, do everything in his power to stay under the tax cap. Something that is obviously very important to us. He also recognizes that, although the Town and Village must have a cooperative relationship, there are distinct differences between the two. The Town is very much a rural and agricultural based community. It is the reason why we live here and the reason why many move to our Town. Our residents want this quaint, quiet, and peaceful community to continue. A safe place where we can raise our families, enjoy small town services, and not be taxed like a big city suburb . There are places for sidewalks, parks, and public trails but we may not want them in our backyards. Clyde is willing to listen to these viewpoints. Anyone who knows me understands that I don’t endorse any candidate for elected office lightly. I am fiscally conservative and believe in limited, accountable, and transparent government. As a lifelong resident of the Town and someone who is very interested in its future, I ask you to vote for Clyde Drake for Town Supervisor. Thank you. Bill Snyder III Dear Editor: I was born and raised in Springville and am a longtime friend of Phil Drozd . I have known Phil for 36+ years and would like to tell you and the Concord Taxpayers that Phil is a qualified and experienced council candidate as he has vast knowledge of multimillion dollar budgets and working with municipalities during his career in the highway business. Phil is also the type of person who will work hard, every day, to account for every cent ! Prior to my move, I was a member of the Concord Republican Committee and worked on many campaigns under Phil’s leadership and have always known Phil to be the “voice of reason “ and having the reputation to do what is right, not only in politics, but as a citizen. Phil has a lifelong history in Concord and cares greatly about the community in which he grew up in, attended school in, worked in, raised his family in and retired in. Phil serves the community as a volunteer in the Springville Fire Department and has also volunteered on many projects throughout the town such as the skate park. I, as well as my family, have known Phil to be a respectful individual. Concord would be proud to have Phil working toward the future of young families and a Concord where they can raise their children. I ask my friends, and my former neighbors in Concord to vote with confidence and support PHIL DROZD for TOWN COUNCILMAN along with his team, COUNCILMAN JIM KREZMIEN and SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE CLYDE DRAKE. Vote for Concord’s future, Vote NOVEMBER 7TH. Respectfully , Barbara K. Lipka Dear Editor, The people of the Town of Concord need local government that will work for its residents. Our community has stated repeatedly economic and recreational opportunities must be addressed. The New Concord team of Bill Krebs, Jon Hamann, and Matthew Mayer will answer those concerns. It is encouraging to hear the long-ignored issue of rural high-speed internet access being discussed and solutions being proposed by the New Concord team as broadband internet is vital to growth of home-based small businesses, family life, and education. I was thrilled to tour the town park with Krebs, Hamann, and Mayer as they witnessed firsthand how the park has been neglected. The New Concord team pledged to address the fact that the bathrooms are not fully accessible, the snack stand is crumbling, and the playground is aging. The town park is a potential jewel if provided with the proper resources. The New Concord team is a terrific mix of experience, energy, and forward thinking. Bill Krebs’ leadership as Mayor of Springville has used collaboration, shared services, and grant funding to save tax dollars while improving the village. Jon Hamann, a small business owner, understands the financies related to rural economics. Matthew Mayer brings the energy and willingness to involve the voice of all stakeholders in town government. This is a team that is taking the time and putting in the effort to listen to Concord. That is something that we can all appreciate. I encourage voters in the Town of Concord to elect Bill Krebs as supervisor, along with Jon Hamann and Matthew Mayer as councilmen on November 7. Sincerely, Chris Cerrone Springville Dear Editor, We are writing to express our support for Bill Krebs as candidate for Supervisor of the Town of Concord. Mr. Krebs has done an outstanding job as mayor of the Village of Springville for nearly twelve years. He has been involved in updating the village’s master plan and the development of the Pop Warner Trail, as well as overseeing the day to day operations of the village government. His experience and proven leadership as mayor uniquely qualify him to be our town’s next Supervisor. Robbin and Nina Hansen To the editor: We have lived in the town of Concord for 41 years. Both of us have been active members of the community during that time. Over the years we have noted, and been disappointed by, the lack of choice in town government elections. This year we do have a choice. The team of Krebs, Hamann, and Mayer provide the right balance of experience, new energy, fiscal responsibility and spirit of collaboration. They will act to bring the Town of Concord into the 21st century while maintaining the essential character of our beautiful town. We support the “Elect New Concord” team of Bill Krebs, Jon Hamann and Matt Mayer. Martin T. Hoffman, MD Linda R. Hoffman

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Oct. 12-18, 2017

SGI coaches corner


Go Griffins!

The Griffs keep getting better! Late last week, the team traveled to face 1st place Maryvale. Maryvale has been dominating our league, but Springville has only gotten better and stronger as the season’s gone on. Maryvale was stunned when our lady Griffs took the first game of the match away from them! Mallory Robel dug their star 6’4” hitter 5 times!! And Mallory’s serves seemed unreturnable. The girls dropped game 2, but came back and rocked game 3 beating the Flyers 25-14! Everyone was on fire - Meadow Wittman was setting perfect balls for middle hitters Caroline Roy and Allie Emmick all night! Caroline led the night in kills, and Allie continuously blocked Maryvale’s biggest hitters. Sydney Rosati started off game 3 with 6 serves in a row and tremendous defense. Mary Digangi was a outside spiking force at the net! Morgan Christ hit and blocked right side with force and consistency! Devyn Rowe swung for an average of 4 kills per game. Devyn’s passing is key to the Griffs defense, and as our go to hitter in front row, she put down kill after kill. In the end the girls lost the match in game 5. Congratulations to the team for an awesome fight! JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL, COACH BOB GAINEY


Evelyn Smith Varsity Cross Country Evelyn finished 2nd for the team at the West Seneca West Invitational this past Sat. Running close to a PR in very hot weather to help the team finish 2nd overall at the meet. Nominated by Coach Chad Russell

SGI SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday, Oct. 12 Var Girls Soccer vs Iroquois (Home) JV Girls Soccer vs Iroquois (Home) Varsity Girls Swim vs. Sacred Heart (Home) Modified Girls Volleyball @ Holland (Away) Friday, Oct. 13 JV Girls Soccer @ East Aurora (Away) Var Girls Soccer @ East Aurora (Away) Varisty Football vs Olean (Home)

The JV girls volleyball team traveled to Maryvale on Thursday night and walked away as 2-1 winners. The ladies had some stressful moments in game 1 but thanks to the steady passing from Meg Rehrauer and Elyssa Hunters hustle, the team pulled out a 25-19 win. The girls rolled in game 2 behind the excellent serving from Sara Ehlers and the strong back row play from Melanie Barry. The girls couldn’t quite pull out the third game but it wasn’t from a lack of effort. Jill Roggie displayed great hustle and Marin Lehr was a steadying force on the court in the loss. The girls are now 13-0. The girls played host to Iroquois on Tuesday night and came away as 3-0 winners. The ladies dominated from the service line behind the stellar play of one Elyssa Hunter. Elyssa was as consistent as ever placing the ball all over the court and making the Lady Chiefs uncomfortable. Sara Ehlers and Marin Lehr were also strong in the big 25-14 win. Game 2 was close but Meg Rehrauer’s strong net play along with some big kills from Ivette Lewandowski helped pave the way to the 25-18 win. The girls made it a sweep behind the hustle of Jill Roggie and aggressiveness of Melanie Barry. It was a total team effort once again for the Lady Griff’s as they are now an astounding 14-0 on the season. The girls return to action on Monday night when they play host to East Aurora. Great job girls! On Saturday, the girls lost to Pioneer, 4-0. The first half looked promising, as the girls were only down 1-0 40 minutes in. Unfortunately, they just couldn’t keep the momentum going in the second half, giving up three more goals in a short period of time. The girls played Lake Shore on Tuesday and came away with a 7-0 win. Scoring for the Lady Griffs was Fran Deluca, with a powerful left footed shot from outside. Hannah Carrow had two goals, assisted by Kiley Nolan and Cora Boundy. Cora also had two goals, one unassisted and one assisted by Lily Dziak. Cora added another assist with a corner kick shot in by Morgan Kotlarsz. Morgan also added an assist with a pass to Ava Dziak, with Ava shooting one in from the far outside. Great defense was put in by Shay Ellis, Shelby Stisser, Destiny Lightcap and Gracie Attebery, and Logan Lukert earned the shutout in net. All the girls played their best game of the season and came together, playing tough until the very last second. Next action is Thursday versus Iroquois for their last home game of the season, followed by a road trip to East Aurora on Friday.

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UPCOMING SGI EVENTS Oct. 16-20: National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 24 SES Fall Picture Day Nov. 1 MS Fall Picture Make Up Day HS Fall Concert Nov. 7 Board of Education meeting CES PTA Meeting



Girls take 2nd, Guys Finish 3rd at W.S.W. Invitational This past weekend, the Cross Country team competed at the West Seneca West Invitational. The boys’ team competed and placed 3rd out of 14 teams attending the race. Their efforts were strong enough to take home a third place trophy and marks the first time the team has taken home a team award from this invitational. In the race, the boys had a tight group of runners that were led by Nick Abdo, Zack Peterman, Brett Russell, Nathan Myers and Austin Yetter. Casey Waterman and Mikey Evens ran well. The girls competed with just five athletes: Elle Russell, Evelyn Smith, Gwen Fruehauf, Jaime Dickinson and Grace Wotjkowiak. This solid group of girls raced well and took 2nd place at the invitational. This was the highest place the girls team has achieved in the 9 years Springville has been competing at this event. On Tuesday, the cross country team competed against Starpoint. The boys team won by the score of 20-35. Winning the meet was Nick Abdo, followed by Brett Russell and Zack Peterman who finished ahead of Starpoint’s first runner. Scoring for the guys team was Mikey Evans, Nathan Myers and Austin Yetter. This was an impressive win considering the guys had lost to the Starpoint just three days before at an invitational. The girls team lost a close match by 28-27. Elle Russell finished first overall. Corrin Sacilowski finished second for the Griffs followed by Evelyn Smith, Gwen Fruehauf and Jamie Dickinson. Grace Wojtkowiak ran very impressively to almost win the race at the end. With a couple runners injured, the girls look to defeat Starpoint at ECIC’s when they meet next.

Griffs Fall to Panthers

By Tim Oakley

Monday, Oct. 16 Modified Girls Volleyball @ Pioneer (Away) JV Girls Volleyball vs East Aurora (Home) Modified Boys Soccer vs Eden (Home) Modified Girls Soccer vs Eden (Home) Var Girls Volleyball vs East Aurora (Home)

Wednesday, Oct. 18 Modified Girls Soccer @ East Aurora (Away) Modified Boys Soccer @ East Aurora (Away)L Modified Football @ Cleveland Hill (Away) V. Girls Swim ECIC’s Diving @ Maryvale HS

The Springville JV Griffins fell to 0-6 on the season with a 4416 loss to the rival Pioneer Panthers. Springville played tough early in a scoreless first quarter but fell behind 19-0 at the half and struggled to get back into the game after that. The Griffs scored both of their touchdowns in the fourth quarter on the ground. Quenten Leicht scored from 7 yards out and Nick Emmick hit Eric Pruitt for the 2 point conversion. Pruitt tacked on two receptions for 32 yards to lead all Griffins receivers. AJ Slippy would cap off the scoring for Springville with a 34 yard touchdown run. Emmick would once again connect on a 2 point try to Noah Greene. Springville has a quick turnaround with a 6pm Tuesday evening contest at Allegany-Limestone. The Griffs will then play at Olean on Saturday at 10 a.m.


Saturday, Oct. 14 V. Girls Swim “B” Meet @ Maryvale HS (Away) Modified Boys Soccer vs Lackawanna (Home) Modified Girls Volleyball vs Eden (Home) JV Football @ Olean (Away) Varsity Co-Ed Cross Country @ Burnt Hills Invit. (Away)

Tuesday, Oct. 17 JV Boys Soccer @ St. Francis (Away) V. Cross Country @ Iroquois- Leave time 3:00 PM Var Boys Soccer @ St. Francis (Away)


Pink Out Continued from front page

football game. The couch will be just outside the end zone and covered by a canopy.” Winner of the best seat promotion will also have food delivered to them. The Mascot Race will get fans cheering on their favorite. “Several local businesses have donated to the ECMC Foundation for the opportunity to have a ‘mascot’ run in a race at halftime,” explained Holler. “Representatives from S & S Taxidermy, Sheret Jewelers, Straightline Masonry, Jake’s Greenhouse and Gus the Griffin will race around the track. The track will have three sets of obstacles: hay bales, tires and pumpkins.” Holler added that students will also be shooting t-shirts into the crowd. Guests can also purchase Pink Out merchandise, including bracelets and beads, as well as baked goods and chili, provided by the SGI Cheerleaders and the Springville Football Fanatics,

and there will also be cottn candy and kettle corn for sale. The Springville Faculty Association (SFA) will adorn the fences of Pop Warner field with pink “I Stand With” signs, showing support for those who have fought or are fighting cancer. The ECMC Mobile Mammography Coach will be parked at Pop Warner field that night. Over the years, this mobile mammography clinic has helped thousands of women get screened for breast cancer. (There will be no mammograms offered the night of the game; however, information on how to schedule appointments will be available.) This Friday, get decked out in pink and get ready to support your hometown Griffs, all in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pre-game events will start at Pop Warner field at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7.

The calendar month changed and the trees begin to show new color, but October is no more kind to the Varsity football program in Springville than September was. The winless Griffins team started last week with preparations for the upcoming battle with the Pioneer Panthers. The team displayed all the dedication and attention to detail as an undefeated team. These young men and their diligent coaches have continued to fight and grow stronger together as a one cohesive unit. Unfortunately, the talent and stability within the Pioneer program put a better team on the field. James Duprey (son of Springville all-time great Coach Jim Duprey) led his Pioneer Panthers onto the field with a record of 3-2. The home team had also scheduled this contest as the “Homecoming” game for the Panthers. Springville’s first drive of the game ended on 3rd down when the Griffs fumbled the ball on a lateral pass dropped by the receiver. That play set up the first score of the game when No. 28 of Pioneer ran the ball 5 yards for a touchdown, giving the Panthers a 7-0 lead after the extra point. The ensuing drive ended with the Griffins’ second turnover when QB Bryson Black threw an interception on 3rd and 7. The first drive of the second quarter by the Panthers was a display of power. Pioneer drove the ball 72 yards down field and capped off the possession with a 28-yard touchdown run on 4th and 1. The host team added a two point conversion, giving Pioneer a 15-0 lead. The first half ended with another impressive drive by the Panthers. The team went 76 yards in 7 plays and scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass. The half ended with Springville down 22-0.

From there, Pioneer largely played to protect the lead. The game ended with the Griffins suffering their 6th loss in as many games by the score of 220. Springville Griffins ended the game with just 99 yards of offense on 39 offensive plays. They lost the turnover battle 2-0 and the offense went 1/11 on 3rd down. The 0-6 Varsity football team has completed their road schedule for the 2017 season. Although this season may end up being one of the least successful in school history, there is a silver lining in the clouds. This Griffin team is a great example of dedication. These players, coaches, and parents are giving just as much of their time, money, and energy now as they did leading up to week one. The team’s ability to confront adversity by attacking it with hard work and family is a great symbol of the merits of organized football. Each of these young men is going to learn at an early age what rudely smacks many 20-somethingyear-old people right in the face. They are learning not to give up. They are learning that things may not always go as planned. They are learning that things are going to go wrong and as such, how you respond is a true measure of an American. Friday, Oct. 13 is the final regular season game for SGI. It is a home game kicking off at 7 p.m. against the Olean Huskies. Olean is 2-4 on the season and bring in an offensive game plan that includes a good amount of passing. On Sunday, Oct. 15, Pop Warner field will play host to a couple of PeeWee football playoff games. Following a game between Pine Valley and Franklinville, the PeeWee Griffins will face the Seneca Sachems at 3:30 p.m. for an opportunity to play in the Superbowl B game.

Oct. 12-18, 2017

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SGI Board Discusses Test Data and After School Busing

By Jennifer Weber

The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education met on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and began with a presentation from Joann DePue, Director of Technology and Assessment. The presentation was a slideshow on the most recent school report card data from the 2015-2016 school year. The information provided is available to the public at the New York State Education Department (NYSED) website When reviewing the data, it was noted that the results reflect the number of students that are taking the tests and the percentages in each category are therefore lower because of the number of students in the district opting out of testing. The board addressed the question of whether it is their responsibility to take a proactive role in making sure kids are taking the tests so they meet the needs of the formulas created by New York State standards versus allowing parents the autonomy to choose what they feel is best for their child. This discussion will be continued at the workshop meeting on Oct. 24. Last year’s test scores 20162017 will be sent out to students

and parents on Oct. 13. The board also discussed the feasibility of adding an additional after hours bus to the schedule, which would cost approximately $11,000 more per year. The 2017-2018 budget allocates $33,000 for late buses. Currently, the 4:15 p.m. school bus moved to 4:30 p.m. to allow middle school academic support students to ride home on the elementary buses MondayFriday. The board questioned whether adding additional transportation will allow more students to participate in athletics and extra-curricular activities and wondered what level of obligation the board has to address this situation. A basic survey will be created on Survey Monkey and distributed to students and parents through the website to gather more information on the needs of the community. SGI seventh grade student Julia Uhteg and advisor Sara Coughlin gave a public presentation on their attendance of the “Fuel Up to Play 60” health and wellness program sponsored by the NFL and USDA held July 24-27 in Minneapolis, MN. Julia was given the once in a lifetime opportunity and

chosen to represent Springville as a Student Ambassador at the summit, where she worked on leadership skills and learned about programs to integrate healthy living and physical activity into the school day and allowing”kids to be kids.” The Board approved the following trip requests: • FFA Club to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN Oct. 23-28, 2017 • SGI Track athletes to attend the Penn Relay at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA April 25-28, 2018 • 8th Grade students to travel to Washington D.C. May 9-11, 2018 • HS students to travel to Europe (Italy and Greece) on a date to be determined in JuneJuly 2019 The board also voted to approve the NYSSBA (New York State School Board Association) membership dues for the 2017-2018 school year with discussion that school board members should take advantage of the professional development opportunities that membership allows and to discuss the possibility with committee members about keeping the annual dues from rising. The Annual Griffith Day of Giving is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20. The next meeting of the SGI board will be a special workshop session on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. held at the district office. The next Board of Education meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the High School Library Media Center at 290 North Buffalo Street, Springville.

SGI Chess Club Challenges Students

By Gwendolyn Fruehauf, SGI Student Reporter

Sometimes we want to join a club to get involved and meet new people. There are many clubs open to students; however, Chess Club provides a perfect balance between budding friendships, teamwork, and brain power that takes students on a ride they will never forget. Chess Club was created last year at the middle school, and has since expanded to include high school students. Mrs. Janik, a teacher at Springville high school, has run Chess Club since its inception. She said, “I get an opportunity to meet students that I don’t normally work with, and get to know more of the kids.” “Chess Club is a club for people who just like to play chess or want to learn how to play chess,” Janik said. “Usually when we gather, we might talk about a certain move before we start, and then the kids will break into pairs and play.”

There is a strong emphasis on thought and logic, which is something that is unique to this club. “It’s a challenging game,” Janik explained. “Chess really helps students develop logical thinking and personal skills like watching what you’re doing and what another person’s doing.” Zach Adamchick is a ninth grader and a returning member of chess club. He commented on the social aspect of chess club saying, “You get to socialize a little bit. It gives me the opportunity to interact with people I wouldn’t normally interact with.”



Adamchick would definitely recommend this club to another student. “It’s fun, and it also helps you learn,” he said. Janik hopes that someday Springville Chess Club will get the opportunity to play other schools. Chess Club meets every other Tuesday in the Distance Learning Room on the second floor of the high school. If you are interested in joining, all you have to do is show up. You will be provided with any paperwork at the meeting. The next meeting will be on Oct. 24.


Make a dif ference for kids just like you! The hat drive will kick of f on Monday, October 16. There will be a Crazy Hat Day on Friday, October 20 Wear your craziest hat to school! Donations will be collected through Monday, October 23. During this time, we are looking for donations of new, unused hats to go to local children fighting cancer. Any style and any size (baseball caps, winter hats, fun hats, etc.)- some of the kids receiving the donations are teenagers, so adult- sized hats are fine too! Hats will be donated to local organizations such as Children’s Hospital, Roswell Park, Camp Good Days, etc.

Collection boxes will be in the lobby by the main office. In the past five years, SES students have donated over 1,500 to the hat drive. Our goal this year is 200 hats.

If you have someone in mind that could benefit from this drive, please let Mrs. Martens or Mr. Bukowski know. We would love to send special care packages to as many children as possible. Thank you to SES Student Council for all your help with the hat drive!

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of Becker Farms but also a Phylotec: Biogenetic Testing Station which has been “scaring the “yell” out of unsuspecting victims” as a Halloween tradition. For more information visit the-haunted-hayride • Haunt Manor - Hayrides & Haunted Houses located across the border at 9387 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario has been named “one of the Scariest Attractions in the country by Fangoria Magazine” and is one of the largest scream parks in the world, located on a real historic haunted site from 1812. For more information, Amusement Parks • House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs located at 3637 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY has been rated one of USA Today’s 10 Best Haunted Attractions and boasts six haunted attractions (Hellhouse, Killer Theater 1 and 2, Mark of the Beast, The Infection and The Last Ride) and five escape rooms (Death Machine, Bomb Squad, Escape the Serial Killer, Locked in a Room with a Zombie and Escape the Pharaoh’s Tomb.) For more information, visit www.houseofhorrorsbuffalo. com • Frightworld America’s Screampark located at 800 Young Street, Tonawanda, NY is rated “Buffalo’s #1 Haunted Attraction” and features five award winning haunted houses including Camp Blue Falls Massacre, Nightstalkers Interactive Flashlight Experience, Eerie State Asylum, Grind House and Insanity. For more information, • Halloween Horror - Family by Day, Fright by Night at Fantasy Island located at 400 Grand Island Boulevard, Grand Island has family friendly trick or treat trails, pumpkin painting and hay mazes during the day and haunted mazes, live entertainment and three scare zones to frighten you at night. For more information, Ghost Walks, Hunts and Tours • Mason Winfield’s Haunted History Ghost Walks offers visitors to explore the stories of haunted village sites based on “history, architecture, folklore, and parapsychology” throughout Western New York including

tours of Allentown, Buffalo Theater District, Canalside, East Aurora, Larkinville, Lewiston and Orchard Park. So many ghost stories to be told and so little time. For more information, visit www. • Beyond Ghosts offers visitors the choice of attending a paranormal investigation of the Buffalo Naval Park located at 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY and Ghost Tours, Para-Historical Tours and Intimate Ghost Investigations of the Buffalo Central Terminal located at 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo, NY. For more information, visitwww. • Paranormal Walks offers visitors a choice of the Phantom

Captain Ghost Hunt located at Lake Effect Ice Cream, 79 Canal Street, Lockport, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 17 and the Haunted 1829 Ellicottville Town Hall located at 1 West Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 24. For more information visitwww. • Haunted Wine & Craft Beer Walk in the Woods takes place on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. located at The Woods at Bear Creek, 3510 Bear Creek Rd, Franklinville, NY This two-mile haunted walk in the woods is followed by dinner and a Halloween Party. For more information visit www.

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Concord Senior Center Upcoming Events

Concord Senior Center Week of October 16-20 Monday 16-11:00-Stay Fit Exercises, 12:00-Stay Fit Lunch, 1:00-Fall Table Runner w/ Caroline, 3:00-Caregivers Support Group Tuesday 17-9:30-Yoga, 11:00-Stay Fit Exercises, 12:00-Stay Fit Lunch Wednesday 18-8:30-Senior Bus Trip, 11:00 WOW Crafters 12:00-Cider & Donuts, 1:00-RED CROSS BLOOD MOBILE Thursday 19-Stay Fit Exercises, 12:00-Stay Fit Lunch, 1:00-Euchre, 1:00-Card Making w/Linda Friday 20 12:00-Stay Fit Lunch, 1:30 UNIVERSITY EXPRESS LECTURE The new activities are going to have a minimum number to have them. So, if there is something you really want to do –PLEASE SIGN UP FOR IT @ THE CENTER OR CALL 592-2764- We are having a new group- the WOW CRAFTERS-they will meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. So, if you are interested in doing a craft to help work on community products –COME & STOP IN. The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be here the 3rd Wednesday of the month. FISH FRYS ARE BACK FRIDAY OCTOBER 27-So if you would like to join us -SIGN UP-Catered by APPLE DUMPLIN-Where can you get a Fish Fry for $8 for a small or $9 for Large -Dessert & beverage included. Plus enjoy some friendly conversation. We are doing a Fab Friday each month for only $5-so check them out. Lunches are going strong-so stop in for some great food. It is that time of the year-so we are having numerous MEDICARE Agents coming in to answer your questions -they will be in their own private office to answer your questions-plus giving public talks. Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program STANDARD MENU


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Friday Entrée Salad


Sliced Turkey w/ Gravy Mashed Potato Green Beans w/ Red Pepper Stuffing Lemon Cake w/ Vanilla Frosting 748

Meatballs w/ German Sauce California Blend Veg. Cavatappi w/ German Sauce Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Grape Juice 884

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11 Oktoberfest

12 Soup/Sandwich 13


17 Side Salad


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Breaded Chicken Breast w/ Cacciatore Sauce Slice Carrots Green Peas Penne Pasta w/ Cacciatore Sauce Rice Krispie Squares 779

Creamy Turkey Pasta Wax Bean Broccoli Penne Pasta Lorna Doones Is your site open? 651

Pork Stew w/ Vegetables Mashed Potatoes Biscuit Tropical Fruit Cup



Polish Sausage w/ Mustard AuGratin Potatoes Bavarian Red Cabbage Hot Dog Roll Apple Crisp 817


Beef Macaroni Casserole w/ Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Fiesta Corn Dinner Roll Pineapple Tidbits 757

Sliced Ham Steak w/ Pineapple Sauce Oven Browned Potatoes/ Red Pepper and Onion Seasoned Mashed Squash Carnival Cookies 827 Veal Parmesan w/ Tomato Sauce&Mozz.Cheese Cauliflower Chef Salad w/ Dressing Penne Pasta Lemon Vanilla Pudding 929 Turkey Tetrazzini Broccoli Corn Penne Pasta Lorna Doones 613

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Knockwurst w/ Sauerkraut Harvard Beets Egg Noodles in Cream Sauce Apple Juice Peach Kuchen 856 Breaded Chicken Drumsticks Scalloped Potatoes Broccoli Rye Bread Spice Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting 923 Salisbury Steak w/ Gravy Lima Bean Bake Carrots Wheat Bread Mandarin Oranges 724

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Cheese Omelet w/ Cheese Sauce Home Fries Seasoned Spinach Blueberry Muffin Square Fresh Orange 783

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Sliced Ham Cassoulet Seasoned Spinach White Bean Cassoulet Brown Rice Fresh Orange 637

Baked Chicken Thigh Savory Mashed Squash Green Peas / Bread Dressing and Rice Pudding w/ Cinn. & Raisins 778

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Chicken Leg Quarter w/ BBQ Sauce Mashed Potato Carrots Dinner Roll Fresh Banana 740


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Vegetable Quiche w/ Cheese Sauce Home Fries Wheat Dinner Roll Cherry Gelatin w/ Pears 965


Hamburger w/ Mushroom Gravy Oven Browned Potatoes w/ Red and Green Peppers/Onions Stewed Tomatoes Hamburger Roll Strawberry Gelatin w/ Fruit Cocktail 837

Hulbert Public Library Events

Sprouting 101 on October 16th from 2:00-3:00 pm. Christine Henderson of Mystic Sprouts will discuss the health benefits and different ways sprouting can be done all year long. Whether a pro or just learning, this class is for all skill levels. Everyone attending will receive free seeds and recipes to begin the fun! Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. An Erie County Dept. of Social Services Community Assistance Intern will be coming in on October 19th from 10:00am-5:00pm Ongoing service beginning October 19th. Hours are, every Thursday 10:00 am-

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Collins Public Library Events

Craft Club: Monday, October 9 at 6pm. Ages 4-12. Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! Book Club: Monday, October 16 at 11am. We will be discussing “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, stop in and join us! Lego Club: Monday, October 16 at 630pm. Ages 4-12. Registration is helpful but not required. Excel Basics: Tuesday, October 17 from 530pm to 730pm. Join us as we go through some simple steps in Excel 2016 and make a very basic budget. Registration is required so please call or stop in to sign up! Music in the Library Concert Series: Join us Friday, October 20 at 7pm for the Creekbend Band! Wonder Makers: Tuesday, October 24 at 6pm. Story telling, improve, audience participation in telling stories about the pumpkin patch ages 3-11. Registration is required, please call or stop in to sign up. Fall Story Hour: Thursday, October 26 at 6pm. Come and enjoy fun fall stories, make some fall crafts, and play some fall games! Best for ages 3-10. Please call or stop in to sign up! Did you know? Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County, and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district. Stay up-to-date with events at the library by ‘liking’ our Facebook page, Collins Public Library. Library Hours: Monday 2-8 pm, Tuesday 2-8 pm, Wednesday 10:30am-5 pm, Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday 10:30am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday - CLOSED. (716) 5325129.

Fall Concert Guide

Friday, Oct. 13, Ray Lamontagne, UB Center for the Arts Tuesday, Oct. 17, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy!, Seneca Niagara Casino Thursday, Oct. 19, Judah & the Lion, Town Ballroom, Buffalo, Friday, October 20, Patti LaBelle Sunday, Oct. 22, O.A.R., The Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, KeyBank Center Friday, Oct. 27, Lee Brice, Seneca Allegany Events Center Tuesday, Oct. 31, Flogging Molly, The Rapids Theatre Wednesday, Nov. 1, Imagine Dragons. KeyBank Center, Buffalo Saturday, Nov. 4, Janet Jackson, KeyBank Center, Buffalo

Oct. 12-18, 2017

Haunts in the Southern Tier By Alicia Dziak

October is a month known for its falling leaves, pumpkins, treats and of course, the spooks. If you prefer a good scare to a kid-friendly environment during this month of thrills and chills, look no further than the Enchanted Mountains region, which has some terrifying fun in store. Looking for a truly scary adventure? Check out Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, and face your fears. Check out Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, a 25-minute tractordrawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. Visit the Gothic Chamber, and head through a haunted wooden maze that will twist and turn over one acre of land, and end up in the haunted barn which features a vortex tunnel. Nightmare Hayrides is located at 6319 Sommerville Valley Road, and open weekends only, through Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more info, visit Calling all ghost hunters! Saturday, Oct. 14 is the First Overnight Ghost Hunt at Wildwood Sanitarium with Para Expeditions. Explore this haunted location at 71 Prospect Avenue in Salamanca, and try to make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available). If you have your own ghost hunting gear bring it along (please limit it to hand held devices). The night includes dinner, snacks and soft drinks are included, and a guided experience. For more information, visit The Wildwood on Facebook. On Oct. 20, take a ghost tour and hunt of the Salamanca Area Historic Museum and Myers Steakhouse & Inn at Boos for Barks. The evening includes pre-hunt munchies at Myers Steakhouse, meet the Past & Present Paranormal team members, then continue on to the Museum for some

spirit investigating and return to Myers to explore its upstairs and cap the night off with pizza and wings! Transportation is available to Museum and back. Tickets $15 advance $17/ door. Space is limited! Tickets are available at Myers Steakhouse and the Salamanca Historical Museum. For additional information contact Myers Steakhouse (945-3153) or Salamanca Historical Society (945-2946). All proceeds to benefit EARS and the Salamanca Area Historical Society. The haunted house in Hinsdale, located at 3830 Mcmahon Road, is perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, and has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism. Join Proof Paranormal for a three-hour ghost hunt before Halloween when Hinsdale House Restoration Project presents an exclusive ghost tour on Friday, Oct. 13. Your experience will include a tour of the grounds along with the historic building. You will get history and stories from your guide, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment (or bring your own!) to see if you can connect with the other side. Several other events are planned at the house throughout the month. For more info, visit

events/113309759348213. Folks with a taste for the macabre will enjoy “The Haunted Playhouse” being held Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29 by Bradford Little Theatre at Togi’s Playhouse.The brainchild of director Brian Lewis, the experience will take participants in a twisting path through every room of the former church. Without describing the surprising scenes, Lewis said there will be something for everyone who enjoys the creepy, scary, horrifying and grisly, from typical Halloween fare to outright nightmares. The attraction is for mature audiences and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Doors will creak open at the 18 Welch Avenue site at 6 p.m. each night and will swing closed at 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 9 p.m. on Sundays. “The Haunted Playhouse” will be open rain or shine with a covered corn maze line and hay benches. Tickets at $10 per person are available online at bradfordlittletheatre. org and will be available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at Togi’s Restaurant and Graham Florist. All proceeds benefit BLT. Get ready for a month of goosebump-inducing fun— your spooktacular haunted adventure awaits!

a variety of fare, including their famous Friday fish fry and Sunday breakfast buffet. Red House Lake has been lowered recently in order to make way for dam improvements, but Quaker Lake is still open for recreational activities like kayaking and fishing. Hiking in the fall is breathtaking, and no trip to the park is complete for us without at least one hike on a marked trail. Pick up a park map at either rental office, and select a trail that’s right for you. A variety of terrain and distances provide numerous opportunities for leisurely or more serious hikes. Just take into account an estimate of how long the hike will take, and leave at the appropriate time. The paved bike path around Red House Lake is also a great way to spend a couple hours. If you prefer a guided hike, ASP continues its series of

hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” on Oct. 21. This free, family-friendly hike will be led by park staff and this month, participants will be taken on an interpretative hike through the ruins around Science Lake. Much of the hike will be around the old “Buffalo Science Camp,” or as many people referred to it as “the School in the Forest”. Attendees are asked to meet at the Science Lake parking area (program site 40), located on ASP Rt. 3 at Science Lake, at 10 a.m., and to come dressed for the weather. In the evening, head to the Quaker Bath House for some great music by the fire. Local musician Paul Crawford will be performing, in what will be one of the last events for the season in the new lakeside room. Crawford is a semiprofessional musician in Western New York. He has been playing contemporary and classic rock, contemporary country, and some originals for over 25 years. This free “By the Fireside” event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 or visit the park’s Facebook page. Whether you go to check out the leaves, get some exercise or be one with the great outdoors, a visit to ASP is a great way to spend a fall day or weekend!

Fall at Allegany State Park By Alicia Dziak

October is a perfect time of year to explore Allegany State Park (ASP), New York’s largest state park. With 65,000 sprawling acres to enjoy, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular destination for so many. The park’s “peak season” has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. The camp sites are still open for a bit longer, and even after that, you can make plans to stay in the park at one of hundreds of heated cabins or cottages. For campers, fall’s shorter days translate into earlier nighttime activities. Driving around the park with a bright light is always a hit, and entails shining a spotlight (found at any sporting goods store) into open areas of the park in the hope of spying some nocturnal ASP critters. Of course, there’s nothing like sitting around a warm fire when the air is crisp. Be sure stock up on s’more supplies and send the kids out looking for the perfect marshmallow roasting sticks. Now’s a great time to experiment with s’mores, too, as the Halloween candy is taking over the store shelves. Trick-or-treat size candy bars make the perfect substitute for the traditional chocolate bars. Visit www.reserveamerica. com to make your reservations. If you don’t feel like cooking, grab a bite to eat at the Park Restaurant, located inside the Red House Administration Building. The restaurant offers

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grant from the SpringvilleGriffith Community Education Foundation. “We are glad to have been able to have this in place in time for October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said CEO Nils Gunnersen. “It’s a natural time to remind women to make sure they are getting mammograms on a schedule recommended to them by their healthcare provider.” Digital mammography involves a two-dimensional image that is reviewed by a radiologist for masses or signs of unusual growths. With 3D mammography, a series of images are taken to create a three-dimensional picture that has more detail and definition. “Our investment in digital mammography was a significant one, and we made it with the

knowledge that we would be able to convert to 3D imaging in the future,” said Teresa Donohue, CFO. “This continues our work to keep up with the latest technologies that we see a need in the community for.” The funding for this project came from the New York State Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Program. BCH will use the $11.3 million award for 3D mammography, an upgraded nuclear medicine camera, a permanent MRI machine and a new structure for primary care and specialist services. 3D mammography appointments are available weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and extended hours from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

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on each race for a chance to win big. In addition, tickets include snacks like pulled pork, as well as beer, wine and other beverages served up by some of SYI’s friendly board members. Anyone who has attended this event in the past knows A Night at the Derby is a guaranteed good time! You’re sure to see many familiar faces laughing it up as they cheer their horse to victory. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 each or 2 for $30. For more info, visit

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many of the families settling in our region came from the same towns in Vermont and likely were relatives. Zoar Valley was a difficult route; it took two days travel time to go the 10 miles and back to Springville for the Cochrans. It was a long journey for even that time period. Zoar Valley and its terrain isolated itself. By the 1830s, several families had settled in Zoar Valley; it is known that all came from the same area in Vermont. Within a generation or two, weird things happened to these settlers. They all developed claw hands and feet. The lobster people of Zoar would live a very isolated life, letting few people see them. And when neighbors from Gowanda, Springville, and Collins Center saw them, they would talk of what caused the horrible infliction. It was the great folklore of our region for many years. The most common story that circulated and began a national sensation was published in 1892, and was the story of the Peddler’s Curse. The Buffalo correspondent of the Philadelphia Press visited the family inflicted by the disease with a school teacher. He noted that there were about 30 people from three generations inflicted. When asked what caused all the parents and children to have the claw feet and hands he told him this story: “In the early part of this century [19th] a pioneer family had set up a homestead and a pack peddler came by to sell his wares. The peddler made the mistake of or accidentally revealed he had some gold. The poor family quickly became hospitable and offered the peddler lodging for the night. Well, the family actually locked him in the cellar.” The writer in 1892 went on to describe the graphic scenes in which the family tortured the poor soul. Stephen King’s Misery comes to mind. I do not write gore, so I will leave to your imagination. The teacher continued the story, recounting that “his dying words the peddler cursed the family for thirteen generations with claw hands and feet.” Another local version from a 1959 Zoar Valley history by Bertha Ferrin, noted that only three generations would be cursed. Sadly, all versions describe that the peddler had as little as three gold coins or trinkets, not the huge fortune the Zoar Valley family hoped for; soon after that, descendants were being born with claw feet and hands. The story resurfaced again in the national media when the National Inquirer published a story about the town that killed itself about 30 years ago. In that version, the cause of the claw hands and feet was the

fact that all residents of the area were descendants of the same English prostitute and syphilis caused the claw hands. The tabloid version listed as many as 200 afflicted! The published story went on to say that to keep the affliction from happening to future generations, all the residents of Zoar Valley took an oath not too marry or have kids. You can still find that version online with Weird NY. So basically, the town would die out. In that article, the disease only affected males and not females , which differs from the 1892 article that said that mothers and daughters both had the claw feet. The National Inquirer truly sensationalized the curse by saying that one man did not have the claw feet and hands and went to be married and have children. At the hospital, his wife went to see the baby and when she saw it had claws, she fled the hospital. (Now this was 1900, there wasn’t a hospital in Springville or Gowanda; at the time, midwifery was champion.) It was this instance in which the pact was made, they all agreed not to marry or have children. According to this version, Zoar Valley as a community and small town went extinct. Of course, the National Inquirer had to mention that one of the family joined the circus as Lobster Man. (I am sure Elvis and aliens were part of the show!) Another article by Bob Buyer of the Buffalo News written in the 1950s interviewed Mrs. Bylbie of Zoar Valley; the matriarch of the valley brought some rationality to it. She noted that at its peak, Zoar Valley had two school houses, a store and about 60 residents. “When planning started for the dam at Zoar Valley, the families moved away.” In that article, she mentioned the curse and noted that only a few people in the valley had claw hands. She noted that the small community died because they were going to be flooded out by the government. The Zoar Valley dam never happened. People from Gowanda and Versailles prevented the dam, but also mother nature, and according to Bylbie, “The instability of the shale wouldn’t support it.” Whether you want to believe the story of the curse, that’s up to you. Medical science has developed enough that claw feet can be fixed surgically. Mrs. Byblie advocated that Zoar Valley schools be part of S-GI during centralization. I’ve never seen a claw foot. I am ninth generation Concord, so if it’s 13 generations, I probably would have seen one by now, and I have yet to! Though based on the 1892 article and Mrs. Ferrin’s report, I lean toward maybe three generations were cursed. Who knows.

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Dear Editor, On behalf of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Women’s Association, I would like to thank the community for their support of the Fashion Show on Sunday, October 1 at the Concord Senior Center. A special thanks to the following program sponsors who with their support made this event a success: Arcade-Springville Dental Arts Group, Chiropractic Care, PLLC, Christian General Contractors, Concord Land Realty, Dave Wendel & Sons, Holland Pharmacy- Claire Buckley Mackiewicz, Home Wear, Jake’s Greenhouse, Joseph L. Rumfola, DDS & Rick Redmin, DDS, Keystone Medical Services, Lulu Belle’s, Metro Kirsch Real Estate, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC), R. A. Mercer & Co., P.C., S & N Eileen’s Flower Shop, Scott Danahy Naylon Co. Inc., Slippy’s Collision, Software Inventors Ltd- Jeffrey Forster, Springville Door & Window, Inc., Springville Eye Care, LLC, State Farm- Jim Merenick, Agent, The Carolsel Shop, Wendel’s Poultry Farm. Sincerely, Karen T. Ritenour, President of BCH Women’s Association

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Andy Wahlberg, also known as “The Harp Guitar Guy,” has been playing the guitar for 40 plus years. On Friday, October 20, he will bring his musical talents, as well as his harp guitar, and perform at Springville Center for the Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wahlberg performs a variety

of music from rhythm and blues to folk and pop, without a definitive label and all interpreted through the lens of the harp guitar. Sharing the stage with groups like Chicago, Spyro Gyra, and Hall and Oates, Wahlberg has performed in over 3,000 concerts. With his experience, Wahlberg was described by The Ithaca Times

as, “…a breath of fresh air. Listening to him perform is a guitarist’s delight.” Tickets for Andy Wahlberg are available at the door for $15 or pre-sale for $12 by calling (716) 592-9038 or visiting The Carol Mongerson Theater is located at 37 N. Buffalo Street, Springville, NY 14141.

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