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Spooktacular Events for Halloween
Village Board Receives Audit
Upcoming Events October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By Alicia Dziak
It’s hard to believe Halloween is just around the corner and there are so many fun events leading up to the big day to help you get in the spirit! If you’re looking to stay right here in Springville, take your pick. On Saturday, Oct. 28, enjoy a Trunk or Treat event at Our Savior Lutheran Church. From 3 to 7 p.m., this event features free candy, pumpkin painting, snacks and church information. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/ events/267317570454753. On Monday, Oct. 30, head to the Concord Public Library for their Pumpkin Party. From 6 to 7 p.m., put on a costume, bring the kids, and get into the Halloween spirit! This free, family-friendly program will include BINGO, mini pumpkin decorating with stickers, and decorating a trick or treat bag. End the party with trick-or-treating in the library.
Oct. 21-22 Arts in the Barn Craft Show Wendel’s By Derek M. Otto
Registration is required by calling 592-7742. Don’t miss the annual Halloween parade down Main Street. On Oct. 31, let your little ones show off their costumes in Springville! On Halloween, be sure to stop by Trunk or Treat at Springville’s First United Methodist Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Find more info at www.facebook.com/
events/1112878138843494. If you’re looking for something a little less local but just as much fun, there are many other festive activities within a short drive of Springville. On Oct. 26, head to the mall for the annual Galleria of Treats Trick-or-Treating Event on the lower level near Forever 21, presented by the
The regular meeting of the Village of Springville was held Oct. 16, 2017 at 7p.m. All trustees and department heads were present. The meeting opened with public comments and the presentation of Laura Landers from Freed Maxick, CPAs.
Concord Town Supervisor Election:
By Elizabeth Riggs
This November, Concord residents will head to the polls to cast votes for the positions of Town Supervisor and Councilmen. On the Democratic ticket are current Springville Mayor Bill Krebs, who is running for the office of Town Supervisor, and Jon Hamann and Matt Mayer for Concord Board. On the Republican ticket are Clyde Drake, running for the office of Town Supervisor, and Jim Krezmien and Phil Drozd for Concord Board. This week we caught up with both of the Town Supervisor candidates, and asked them to discuss their qualifications and goals for Concord’s future if elected to office. See page 6 to find out what they had to say.
Until the Final Whistle:
Springville Stands Behind Their Griffs By Tim Oakley
This past Friday, Springville’s Varsity Football team took the field for the final game of a disappointing 2017 season. On this blustery evening, 20 of the 62 listed players on the Griffins roster took the field in the final regular season game in their high school careers. The events of the evening started with a brief seniors night celebration as a traditional way to celebrate the hard work and dedication they have displayed during their time in football. For many of these seniors, this last regular season game is the last they will play competitively after playing each year since the age of 8. The game was a hard fought battle in the first half as the Griffins seemed to stack up well against the visiting Olean Huskies. No. 20 Jordan Salzler got Springville going with a strong 36-yard run on taking the ball deep into the Huskies’ territory. Springville failed to convert on this possession, but they were able to get the ball back from Olean where they would strike first. On 4th down See Griffs Football page 4
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The Shuttleworth in its grander days on East Hill. By Derek M. Otto
Since last week, our area has rain and wind leaving most of the trees a little more leafless... which reminds me of one of my favorite Halloween stories I have. A few ago, I had taken a part time job in the local funeral home and I was the one lucky enough to have to work calling hours on Halloween. It was a sad night— it was calling hours for a resident at the nursing home across the street. A 98-year-old, not as soul came
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to pay their respects. She had out lived all her friends and relatives. So it made for a lonely night. Worse, it was Halloween. Trick-or-treaters do not visit the funeral home, though I could watch them busily go up and down the street. As the night progressed, the activity died down and the wind starting picking up. Inside, it was too quiet. The end of calling hours couldn’t come fast enough, so I could leave. The wind made the old brick building moan and groan. Tree branches scratched at windows. The more the night progressed, the more I wanted to go. Moan, moan, scratch, scratch constantly kept me from reading papers I working on. Finally, the time came to lock up. One thing I had to do was go downstairs and turn lights off in the casket showroom. I hated that place. It was in the
Oct. 21 3rd Saturday Trek and Music by the Fireside Allegany State Park Oct. 26- Nov. 5 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at SCA Oct. 28 EVL Half and 5K Ellicottville Oct. 30 Pumpkin Party Concord Library Oct. 31 Halloween Nov. 4 SGCEF Wine Tasting Fundraiser Springville Health & Fitness Nov. 7 Election Day
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at SCA
Randle Patrick McMurphy, played by Rick Manzone, realized that being the only sane person in a psychiatric hospital was not the easy way out after all. McMurphy’s decision of choosing time in a psychiatric hospital over time in prison turned out to be a mistake. He finds it especially difficult to deal with the head nurse, Nurse Ratched, played by Tammy Catalano. Follow McMurphy as he takes over the yard and develops relationships with the other admits in the hospital. This dramatic comedy has humor throughout the show, but there is darkness as well. The show is directed by Edwin Heary, who previously helmed The Crucible and Of Mice and Men, and co-directed by Pamela Morley. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Dale Wasserman, won many awards including the 2001 Tony Award for Outstanding
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Interview with the Candidates
Landers reviewed the village’s audit of the fiscal year ending May 31, 2017. In her report, she described to the board the contents of the audit. She mentioned that the village may soon be required to address cybersecurity in the near future. Other clients of Freed Maxick are looking into training and
Revival of a Play. Many are familiar with Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel of the same name. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest takes the stage at the Carol Mongerson Theater, 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville on Oct. 26, 27, 28 and Nov. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 is Pay-What-
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Speed Reduced on Foote Road, More Resurfacing on 240 By Derek M. Otto
The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Concord Board was held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The meeting was preceded by three public hearings; 2018 budget public hearing at 6 p.m., a public hearing on the CDBG grant at 6:30 p.m. and a public hearing on Local Law #2 at 6:40 p.m. The proposed 2018 budget appropriates $4,445,015.29 with 2,231,873.35 coming from revenue, $439,358.65 in unexpended funds and 1,773,783.29 to be raised from taxes. During the public hearing on the 2018 budget, several questions were asked. Springville Mayor and Supervisor candidate Bill Krebs asked about the unexpended amounts of the proposed budget and how they were being used to lower taxes. George Donhauser asked for clarifications on amounts listed as petitions. The petition amounts are monies set aside if there are discrepancies on property taxes that could be petitioned by property owners. These monies are set aside for reimbursements from the county. Mary Jane Miess asked where the line items were for the senior expenses. The hearing in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is being applied for to get monies for a generator at the senior center and also included
money for Rural Transit. Local Law #2 refers to changes in wording for the town code as it is in General Codes. It takes out the word “shed” and broadens the definition of detached one story structures. The regular meeting of the board opened with Shawn O’Hargan of the American Red Cross expressing his gratitude to the Town of Concord for the use of the Town Hall for the regular blood drives. He presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the board. The regular blood drives are now held at the Town of Concord Senior Center. Mary Jane Miess continued to advocate for a full time senior center director and continued to express her concerns that seniors are not properly informed of the services provided to them. Senior Center Director Eleanor Eschborn then gave the board a report on the activities with the senior center. In addition to have a new hire for the nutrition site, the new person will also work several hours a week assisting Eschborn. She also reported that the number of people attending the nutrition site for October this year is nearly double from what it was last year, Nutrition site will not be held on Wednesdays. Her report included a variety of minor issues with the building that was repaired and listed the events being held at the senior center. These include not only the nutrition site but the American Red Cross Blood Drive, painting classes, Zumba
classes and a new group WOW crafters. Also a piano was donated to the center by Phyllis Salisbury. Highway Superintendent Dennis Dains reported that the county has started to repair Route 240 and will resurface the road from Foote to Genesee Road. His is continuing to complete paperwork for his Chips programming, Pave NY and EWP so the Department can receive the reimbursements. He noted that here was $80000.00 in assistance from NYS DOT. The board moved to approve the 2018 Budget, passed resolutions for the CDBG and Local Law #2. The board also approved to send the old senior van to the auction block. The board also approved speed reductions on Foote Road to 45 miles an hour from the town line, about Glen-Co Conservation club to Rt 240. Speed limits on Pratham Road in Sardinia are also at 45 miles. The speed reduction is to make the areas around Sprague Brook Park safer. In Councilmen notes, Clyde Drake mention he met with WVDP and was shown a slide show of the clean up process. Jim Krezmein met with state assemblyman DiPietro about possible funding for repairs of buildings at Community Park. The next regular meeting of the Town of Concord is Nov. 9, 2017, 7 p.m. at 86 Franklin Street.
SGCEF Wine Tasting Fundraiser Nov. 4
The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation (SGCEF) Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Springville Health and Fitness Club located at 243 West Main Street in Springville. This year’s major grant recipient is the SpringvilleGriffith Technology and Engineering Program in support of their purchase of a specialized CNC laser, which will be used across the technology, art and business curriculum at the school. The CNC laser is an extremely versatile tool which can cut or engrave on materials such as wood, acrylic, fabric, glass, cardboard, ceramic and anodized aluminum, allowing students to make professional projects, prototypes and templates and create work at a higher level. “I’ve been a teacher for 10 years now, nine of those at Grand Island where I helped to take a technology program on the verge of collapse to becoming one of the best in Western New York. This past year I decided to come home to the school that gave me my start,” said SGI Technology teacher Jonathan Shelley. “Here in Springville we are
in desperate need of some new equipment that will allow our students to perform at new levels. The CNC laser is that tool; it’s quick and easy and very affordable to run.” Mr. Shelly continued, “We are striving to develop classes and curriculum that will allow students to thrive in our technical world, as well as help to develop a creative passionate learner. It also an amazing motivator for students to create things they never thought they could.” The CNC laser will be unveiled at the Wine Tasting that evening, with Shelley providing live laser demonstrations engraving glass mugs. The SGCEF is dedicated to enhancing and expanding opportunities for students and their communities served by the school district and serves as an advocate for promoting and fostering collaborations. “Over the past 10 years, the education foundation has given back over $275,000 to our community with the help of so many sponsors, volunteers and attendees at our annual wine tasting,” said SGCEF President Grover Riefler. “This year, we are proud to support the Springville-Griffith Institute Technology program as our major grant awardee and look forward to the exciting learning opportunities our students will
develop with the purchase of this new equipment.” Entertainment for the evening includes the Springville Jazz Orchestra and Joe Wagner and Company. And a number of well-loved local area restaurants including Jake and the Fatman, Edible Crush, Julie’s Pizzeria, Papa Jake’s, Main Street Cafe, JD’s Brew Pub and Tim Horton’s will provide delicious appetizers for the event to be paired with a wide variety of wines for tasting. Tickets for this event are $30 and available at the door or for purchase at Springville Hardware & Homeware, located at 46 East Main Street, Springville. With a decade of community support, the SGCEF, through their grant programs, has supported local organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, Springville Rails to Trails, Concord Historical Society Heritage Building, The Children’s League, Mercy Flight of WNY and many others. If you’re interested in supporting the SGCEF through a sponsorship or donation, please call (716) 345-0324. Volunteers of all different backgrounds and availability are always needed and welcome. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/sgcef.
Oct. 19-25, 2017
Letter from the Editor With my JV soccer season coming to a close late last week, I can now turn my attention to all the fall fun to be had. While my kids are a little older now, they still enjoy a good visit to a pumpkin farm, carving the ones they pick out and roasting the seeds. We also plan to carve out time to make Halloween treats like witch finger cookies and candy corn slathered popcorn, and to get in the real spirit of the season by getting dressed up in a costume of some sort. (No, I am not one of those people who spends hours making my kids’ costumes every year—I wish!) While this time of year is very much about the kids, it’s also a good time to gather up some friends and have some grown up fun. Learn the history of this great town. Check out a theater performance. Attend a wine tasting fundraiser. Visit a distillery. Be sure to read through the pages of this week’s paper to learn about all the fun things going on in and around Springville these next few weeks. Fall fun isn’t just for the little ones, so go out and enjoy—you deserve it! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times
Civil War Symbolism on Cemetery Markers
Curious what various symbols mean on the cemetery markers in our area? Some of
those symbols – and how they trace their roots back to the Civil War – will be explained during a presentation Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. “We’ll be exploring several symbols that are found on cemetery markers that trace their roots back to the Civil War,” said Jolene Hawkins, who will give the presentation. They include symbols of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Women’s Relief Corps (WRC) and other units. Hawkins, who is a member of the Concord Historical Society and researches genealogy at the Lucy Bensley Center, will show photos of cemetery markers in the area with these symbols. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 25 at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. It’s part of a monthly series hosted by Echoes Through Time Learning Center in conjunction with The Western New York Civil War Society, with presentations held on the last Wednesday of each month. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. The Lucy Bensley Center is located at 23 N. Buffalo St. in Springville. For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at (716) 957-2740 or the Lucy Bensley Center at (716) 592-0094.
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Oct. 20 Andy Wahlberg at SCA www.springvillearts.org
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. www.facebook.com/ 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 AlleganySP@parks.ny.gov. 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@ holimont.com. Oct. 24 FREE Community Dinner First Presbyterian Church 38 N. Buffalo St., Springville 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Come and share dinner with others in our community Oct. 28 Trunk or Treat Salem Lutheran Church 3-7- p.m. Featuring free candy, pumpkin painting, snacks, and church information.
Oct. 28 EVL Half 5K and Half Marathon www.evlhalf.com
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 www.holidayvalley.com Oct. 30 Pumpkin Party Concord Public Library 6-7 p.m., Put on a costume, bring the kids, and get into the Halloween spirit! This free, family-friendly program will include BINGO, mini pumpkin decorating with stickers, and decorating a trick or treat bag. We’ll end the party with trick-or-treating in the library. Registration required, 592-7742. Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat Springville First United Methodist Church 5 to 7:30 pm Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2017 Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only. www.NightmareHayride.com Saturdays Through October Mason Winfield’s Haunted History Ghost Walks Famous local ghosts, occult architecture, prehistoric battlefields, gripping supernatural experiences, child-stealing Little People, and the legendary “Suicide Alley...” With HHGW Founder, Author Mason Winfield. info@ hauntedhistoryghostwalks.com 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! www.beckerfarms.com/ Nov. 4 Jingle Bell Country Gathering 11 am-3 pm, 10761 Miller Road, Springville
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 www.holidayvalley.com 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 wwww.ellicottvilleny.com
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Oct. 19-25, 2017
Upgrade Your Kitchen at White’s Appliance
By Carlee Frank
There is something that we all have in common –no, not a collective love for good weather or a truly exceptional pizza pie, but appliances. According to Forbes, nearly 100 percent of American homes have a fridge, and 1 in 4 have two or more fridges. Stoves follow closely behind as they are featured in 90 percent of American homes. It is important to also know where Americans buy their appliances –and for many Springville residents, it has been the same place for the last several decades. Opened in July 1976 by Beverly and Jack White, White’s Appliance carries an extensive line of appliances. They also repair rundown pieces and install newly purchased items. Located at 12302 Sharp Street, they are open Monday and Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jack White originally worked at Agway in downtown Springville, but said he knew
he could be doing the work himself, and so they began the process of opening their first business. At the outset, White’s only performed repair work and did not sell appliances. However, in 1980, they made their first partnership with Whirpool. “Then as we went along, Maytag approached us to sell and then Kitchenaid,” Beverly White said. “Then Amana reached out and finally Frigidaire. So then we ended up with a whole line of appliances.” As with many trends in America, there are constantly new appliances in different colors and styles, and Beverly said customers are up on trends. “People are usually aware of that before they even come in here –they know what they want,” Beverly noted. If customers don’t know what they want, however, White’s can direct you toward the best rated appliances that fit your home and personal style. They even help take measurements so you can find an appliance appropriate for the available space with no counter-topcutting or tile-floor-removal necessary. And after all of your searching, if the appliance you were hoping for isn’t on the sales floor, Beverly said they can order anything to the store and still install it in your home. When problems arise with appliances purchased through White’s, they keep your name and purchasing history on record so the issue can be taken care of quickly. White’s used to deal with the companies directly to handle these problems, but
due to regulation changes, they can no longer be involved. “For some reason, they believe the customer before they will believe us –the distribuor,” Beverly said. White’s Appliance has a large customer base that Beverly said keeps on growing. Currently, they service Springville, Boston and Colden, as well as Orchard Park, Salamanca and Freedom to name a few. Beverly and Jack have help running the evergrowing business now that their son and daughter-in-law, Scott White and Terri Foster White, have taken over. The change in ownership of the family business, Beverly said, was an easy transition. “Scott started with Jack when Scott was 11-years-old. He would go with Jack all of the time,” Beverly said. She added that it was helpful when Terri became a part of the business as well. Beverly said working with family is nice because you’re used to seeing them all of the time, and she added jokingly that they’re pretty easy to work with. Since its establishment, the community support for White’s has not changed much. There are many returning customers, some of whom they have become very close to. “A lot of the times they’ll tell you things about themselves – introduce you to a grand-baby or something like that. We really try to make it a homey type business,” Beverly said. She said she could have retired already, but her loyalty to the customers is what keeps her going. If you need a second fridge or a brand new stove, stop by White’s Appliance or check out their website for more information.
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.
Concord Historical Society Heritage Building Now Open
By Derek M. Otto
On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2917, Concord Historical Society presented the community with its newest museum: The Heritage Building. The new addition replicates downtown Springville during the early 20th Century. The Kuhn Drugstore, Waite’s Dental Office, Concord Medical Group, The Schuster Garage (the official museum of the Great Race 1908), Spaulding Photography, Mr. White’s antique washers, The Joylan and a music store Feature Jack Yellen’s legacy. However,
did you know that the Heritage Building also has a rotating display open to any organization in Springville to create their own unique display? Yes that’s right— your organization can advertise and highlight its involvement in our community through this rotating display. For two months, you too can be part of Heritage Building. Upcoming will be a Christmas display through January and then the American Legion will honor our veterans. Will your organization can be next? Or even better, Main Street Springville can also be rented
by groups, clubs and individuals for meetings and gatherings. The historical society asks for a minimal donation for use of the space for four hours, a little bit more for a guided tour. Picture your next meeting, shower or event in the historic downtown Springville atmosphere. It’s climate controlled too! Be apart of the Heritage Building and use this space. Call Jolene at (716)592-0094 for information. Applications for displays and use are available at the Heritage Building 17 Franklin Street Springville.
Editor: Phil Drozd is the right choice for the Town of Concord board. I have known Phil for most of my life and he possesses three traits that make him worthy to serve the community in this capacity. Firstly, is leadership. Phil has a track record of success in leadership as he has held the position of Superintendent for both the Town of Concord Highway Department and the Southern Erie County Highway Division, for extended tenures. He not only had to lead teams of employees, but has also had to represent the best interests of the constituencies to whom he served. Secondly, is his history of community service. In addition to his service as Highway Supervisor, Phil has a long history of volunteerism, most notably, the Springville Fire Department, where he has served as President, Assistant Chief, as well as other offices. To this day he is still an active member of this crucial and respected organization with over 35 years of service. Thirdly, is fiscal responsibility. As head of highway departments, President of the fire department and as the owner of a small business, with his wife Tracy, Phil has had to manage budgets and knows how not only to get the most for his money, but also knows when it’s time to show fiscal restraint and not spend needlessly. The Town of Concord will be fortunate to have Phil Drozd serve on its board. John Weismantel
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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor: As the Concord Town Clerk, I would like to write a brief letter endorsing Clyde Drake for Town Supervisor. I have worked with Clyde in his role as Councilman for the past four years and can attest to his dedication, concern and enthusiasm for the future of the Town of Concord. Clyde has the patience, intelligence and real world business experience in accounting to keep the services Concord provides at an affordable tax level for all Concord citizens. During Clyde’s four years as a Councilman, Clyde has served as liaison to the Hulbert Library Board, the West Valley Demonstration Project, and the Town Planning Board. He regularly attends these meetings and updates the other Town Board members on developments. Clyde is also a member of the Master Plan Committee working on updating the Town’s Master Plan. We live in a beautiful, rural community that knows a local government is the most responsive government. Clyde and I know our residents and taxpayers individually and we are proud to call them our neighbors and friends. We both work hard every day to represent Concord residents and we are only a phone call away, or can be found with a quick stop in the Town Hall. There has been much talk of collaboration in government, and because of our experience, we already have a great, productive relationship with both county and state government offices. Clyde Drake as Supervisor, Jim Krezmien and Phil Drozd as Councilmen are the leaders the Town of Concord needs. I am on the ballot too and would appreciate your vote! Please vote for the Republican Team on November 7th. Thank you. Darlene Schweikert As the Director of the Concord Senior Center. I have been hearing a lot of comments regarding the Center in the coming elections. I have the highest respect for the present Town Board & Clyde Drake. As the Director-I have met each of the present members. They have all been to the Center & have been very helpful - to even serving food and doing dishes when needed. They have all stated to me that if there is anything with the center or anything needed- to just call them- and I have. There have been a few problems with the center and Clyde Drake has personally seen that they were taken care of. I would just like to ask the people that are running for office -WHY haven’t you stopped in to introduce yourselves to us at the center-to ask what you can do if elected- what you can do for the Senior Center and the seniors of Concord. Only one person has been to the center and I introduced myself to him. So, stop in and see what the Senior Center is about. Eleanor Eschborn Director Of the Concord Senior Center Editor: With election season in full swing, I applaud all the local candidates who have the determination and tenacity to run for political office. I believe all of them are good, decent people. That said, I feel it is time for a blend of experience and some fresh ideas to bring a dynamic new energy to our town. Already, local residents have seen the power of experience and vision, with the recent installation of electric charging stations, the Rails to Trails recreational path, a beautiful new park and fire station, and beautification efforts in the Village of Springville. Springville Mayor Bill Krebs, who is running for Town Supervisor, has been instrumental in working to obtain the state and local grants to finance these projects. But there are some areas where little progress has been made in our town. Concord residents have been begging for broadband access for years, to no avail. Many Crane Ridge residents have complained that the current town board does not have the political will to enforce the town’s own noise ordinances. The Rails to Trails path stops right at the end of the village of Springville, rather than serving as a viable connector and recreational facility, that invites people from all over Western New York to visit our town. Our community park is desperately in need of long overdue improvements. It is time for a new team to approach these problems. Jon Hamann and his wife, a Morton’s Corners native, are both local small business owners, who bring a fresh entrepreneurial spirit and business sense to our town. As owner of Trout Legend, Jon is an avid outdoorsman who appreciates and promotes the need to preserve the Town of Concord’s beautiful natural resources. After experiencing rapid suburban sprawl in his native Colorado, Matt Mayer and his wife moved back to her hometown of Springville, to raise their young children. As a strategic business partner for the restaurant industry on a national basis, Matt is well versed in updated methods to collaborate, communicate, and better market our community’s assets. In the team of Krebs, Hamann, and Mayer, we have both experience and new vision. Our town must work along with our village to improve all of Concord. For this reason, I will be voting for the Elect New Concord slate on November 7. You can learn more about their platform at https://www. facebook.com/ElectNewConcord. Julie Francisco Springville, NY Dear Editor, I’ve had a long history in local politics, serving for over 20 years as Concord Conservative Chairman. In all my years as Conservative Chairman, there was rarely a contested election. The Republican party has held all elected positions for the past decade and voters never had a choice. To me this is unhealthy and stifles the democratic process. Our democracy is founded on the principle that voters have a choice in who represents us. For the first time in recent memory, we have a choice with the Elect New Concord team. As the Concord Conservative Committee Chair, I interviewed Bill Krebs, Jon Hamann and Matt Mayer. I asked Bill about his record on spending and raising taxes. He explained the village’s financial state of affairs when he became mayor 12 years ago and that, through responsible budgeting and investment, the village is now in a financially sustainable position for years to come. He also explained that through a combination of private, not-for-profit, village, county and state investments, the village has earned a reputation for growth; not an easy feat for a rural community, and will have an easier time obtaining grants because of its track record. I also had the chance to speak with Jon Hamann and Matt Mayer. Both admitted that they were new to politics. Jon told me about his online business and the struggles he’s had because there wasn’t any high-speed internet in his area. He told me about his plan to reach out and listen to the voters during the campaign and how he would continue to do so if elected. His sincerity made me believe that he truly cared about the residents of Concord. My conversations with Matt were pleasant as he described what it was like to be new and feel accepted into a community. He also spoke about his job as a Business Development Manager where I learned a little about his financial acumen. His friendliness and willingness to listen made it clear why he felt at home in Concord. Because of the way politics are today it’s easy to think of this as a Republican vs. Democrat decision. But to me it’s more of an old vs. new decision. This team has impressed me and I plan to vote for them on November 7. I urge fellow Conservatives and all Concord residents to vote for Bill Krebs, Jon Hamann and Matt Mayer. Reed Braman Sr. Elect New Concord Team Seeks to Build Concord Up, Not Tear Others Down Editor, Since I announced my candidacy for Concord Supervisor, rumors and letters to the editors have attacked me and the village of Springville for projects that have been popularly supported by Village residents over the last 12 years. That’s a familiar political tactic for one simple reason: it distracts voters away from the issues. While I accept my character will be attacked and defamed given the current political climate, that’s also a game that my team, my volunteers and I will not play. Our campaign is based on what residents have told us. And what residents have said is that the present leadership has not listened and has not addressed their concerns. Drawing attention to that and challenging current leadership is not negative campaigning. It’s appropriate to ask questions of elected officials. Not just appropriate - it’s essential. Recent efforts by town incumbents to show they are responsive do not erase years of inaction. The Senior Center has a bungled design, weak plan for programming and lack of coordination of existing senior services. The Community Park facilities are deteriorating. The town board has been silent on issues like rural broadband. These are examples of long-time inaction on part of the Town Leadership – no matter what has been said in this campaign. The village of Springville has been listening to residents as it made investments, completed projects and contributed to a vibrant village core for commerce, recreation, arts and public safety. One would think if those improvements were so terrible, so unconscionable, and so unwanted, there would have been a louder clamor from Concord and Springville residents. Springville is a well managed village that has received bipartisan State and County awards and accolades for innovative projects ranging from the Rail to Trails to Heritage Park. No one, except politicians in the past three months, has ever suggested otherwise. We seek to build our community up. Tearing our village and me down with words is not going to make Concord a better community. We have listened to the residents. We have a vision. It’s time for change. It’s time to be positive and move forward. Our team encourages voters to take a critical look at the town’s current state and make a choice for a positive, responsive government. We will work for you – for all of you. Vote Elect New Concord. Vote Bill Krebs for Supervisor, and Jon Hamann and Matt Mayer for Councilmen. Bill Krebs
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JV GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL, COACH BOB GAINEY
SGI ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Hannah Bergner and Shannon O’Hara Varsity Swimming & Diving
Hannah Bergner-a junior on the team joined us last season with no prior competitive swimming knowledge. She has trained really hard and her body has clicked in the water this season. She has improved each and every one of her swims as well as now becoming a versatile swimmer for our lineup. She will be swimming the sprinting events (50 and 100 free) this week at ECIC’s and we are looking forward to see her results. Shannon O’Hara-Shannon is sophomore on the team and along with Hannah, joined the team last year with zero diving background. She is a gymnast so doing flips and twists comes naturally to Shannon. This year Shannon not only juggled dual sporting cheerleading and diving, but she has also “dove” into going to St. Bonaventure for private lessons for diving. This season Shannon has raised her score over 50 points and along with Samantha Zifra and Alyssa Greaves, will be representing SGI at the ECIC dive meet Wednesday. Nominated by Coach Karen Reynolds
The JV girls volleyball team hosted the East Aurora Blue Devils on Monday night and came away with a dominating 3-0 win. Rachel Stressinger was unstoppable from the service line as she reeled off 14 consecutive points for the big 25-5 win. The girls continued their dominance in game 2 as Melanie Barry and Marin Lehr played well from the back row to set up their teammates. Vaidah Emerling was excellent from the service line as well. The girls won game three 25-12 behind Ashley Blesy’s net play and Katelyn Mesch’s excellent serving. The girls are now 15-0 and wrap up the home portion of their schedule on Thursday night when Olmsted comes to town. Great job girls. JV FOOTBALL, COACH BRIAN KADER
The JV Griffins picked up their first win of the season in thrilling fashion with a 38 - 36 road victory over Allegany-Limestone. The Griffins trailed by 20 points in the second half and battled all the way back to score the winning points on the final play of the game. AJ Slippy busted a 46 yard run on 4th and 11 to set up the Griffs deep in Gator territory on the winning drive. After two unsuccessful plays, Springville was faced with one final chance with less than two seconds on the clock. Nick Emmick received great pass protection and delivered the game tying strike to AJ Slippy from 15 yards out as time expired to tie the score at 3636. The Griffs then converted their two point conversion on an AJ Slippy run to claim victory. Springville piled up 369 yards rushing for a season high and were led by Nick Emmick who ran for 121 yards and two scores. Emmick also added the aforementioned touchdown pass to Slippy and three two point conversion completions. AJ Slippy ran for 76 yards and a touchdown while Alex Eklins chipped in 79 yards on the ground. Rhett Butzer ran for his first ever touchdown as a Griffin and Devin Hitchock had his most productive game on the ground to help contribute to the comeback win. Marc Meissner recovered a fumble and Tyler Scholes recovered a perfect onside kick by Anthony Shultz to help spark the Griffins during their rally. The Griffs were down 22-8 at the half and piled up 30 points in the second half for the win. SGI will try to keep their momentum rolling into Olean for a 10:00am Saturday morning contest against the Huskies. JV GIRLS’ SOCCER, COACH ALICIA DZIAK
The JV girls’ soccer team wrapped up their season last week with two tough games. On Thursday, they lost to Iroquois despite a great team effort. The following day, they traveled to East Aurora and ended their season Friday with a 1-1 tie. The Blue Devils took the lead late in the first half. With only minutes remaining in the game, Cora Boundy shot one in off Ava Dziak’s assist. After two 10-minute OT periods, the score remained a tie. Led by captains Morgan Kotlarsz and Emma Gang, this squad of 22 had an awesome season. Not only did they come together on the field against some tough competition, they came together off the field as well. This season had its share of ups and downs. The girls played in 85 degree sun and 50 degree rain, they withstood several injuries and were competitive with a variety of teams. In the end, the nine sophomores, 11 freshmen and two seventh graders came together and fought their way through a challenging season as one class act team. Complimented over and over again by refs, other coaches and even parents of opposing players, this team had all the heart a coach could ask for. With 13 girls eligible to return to the JV level next year, the team will look to build on this year’s successes and continue to improve. The coach and fans are looking forward to what this group will do when they’re all back together on Varsity in two years. Great job ladies- be proud of yourselves! Thanks for the memories!
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this trying regular season, SGI has only managed 78 points and have surrendered 221 points for a differential of -143. The final game played against Tonawanda will be on Thursday evening, Oct.19 at Pop Warner Field with a 6 p.m. kickoff. Hopefully friends, family, and neighbors can gather to enjoy a fun community event together. We will be sending off our seniors with a raucous fan base showing their appreciation for all that the players, coaches and parents have put into representing this great town. Aside from this year’s disappointing Junior Varsity and Varsity football results for the season, the future of Springville football is looking bright. Both the Midget Griffins and the PeeWee Griffins pulled off resounding victories in their respective playoff games. The Midget team won by double digits and will now play in the championship against Salamanca on Saturday. The PeeWee Griffs also won their semi-final contest on Sunday the 15th during sideways rain that soaked all in attendance. The little Griffins will now face Cattaraugus/Little Valley on Saturday in the Super Bowl B championship game.
The Cross Country team headed to Saratoga this past weekend to compete in the Burnt Hills Invitational. Eighty-five teams competed at this large invitation that had more than 3,000 athletes in attendance. The Griffins were very successful at the large invite, taking home a trophy for 3rd place out of the 28 teams in the Division 2 sized schools. The top five runners for the guys all medaled in the race, finishing in the top 60 out of the 190 runners. Leading the way for the team was Nick Abdo and Brett Russell, finishing 11th and 13th, followed by Zack Peterman, Mikey Evans and Nathan Myers. Close behind the front five were Austin Yetter, Elliot Emley, Casey Waterman and Henry Domst. The Girls Cross Country Team finished 13th out of the 27 teams competing. Having strong individual performances were Elle Russell, Jaime Dickinson, Gwen Fruehauf and Evelyn Smith. Elle Russell finished second place out of the 160 runners. After the race, Elle was interviewed by Milesplit.com and her interview can be found on the milesplit website. Jaime Dickinson had a great day and took almost 2 minutes off her PR and won a medal for her performance finishing 59th at the meet. The girls team seems to be coming back together after injuries from over training. Morgan Lukert ran her first race of the season this weekend and she had an immediate impact on the strength of the team. The girls look to get a couple more athletes back in time for ECICs and Sectionals. VARSITY SWIMMING AND DIVING, COACH KAREN REYNOLDS
Griffs Football with 4 yards to go, No. 12 Matt Evans faked a hand-off up the middle, then took the ball himself 46 yards down field for what would be an 8-0 lead. This run exemplified the best of Springville’s offense as LT Josh Steff sealed the outside with a massive block allowing the complexity of the play to unfold with the defense on their heels. Later in the 2nd quarter, Olean was able to tie the game on a long run to the outside where SGI has been susceptible to large gains all season. After going into halftime with a 8-8 tie, the game got away from Springville. Olean added a touchdown and failed conversion to make the score 14-8 at the end of the third quarter. As the clock ticked down to zero, the Griffins found themselves on the defeated half of a 26-8 final score. The Griffins will take the field once more though in a non-conference game against the 0-7 Tonawanda Warriors. Obviously, the Warriors have had a rough season as their team is also winless and has only managed 61 points and 8 touchdowns in seven games. The Warriors have a point differential of -220. The Griffins aren’t that better statistically, though. During
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY, COACH CHAD RUSSELL
UPCOMING SGI EVENTS 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 Nov. 8: NJHS Induction Ceremony
SGI SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday, Oct. 19 JV Girls Volleyball vs. Olmstead School #156 V. Girls Swim ECIC’s Swimming @ Clarence HS Var Girls Volleyball vs. Olmstead School # 156 Firday, Oct. 20 Modified Girls Volleyball vs Holland (Home) JV Girls Volleyball @ Cheektowaga (Away) Var Girls Volleyball @ Cheektowaga (Away)
The girls varsity swim team ended their undefeated season when they swam against the tough competition of East Aurora on Tuesday, 111-75. Going into the meet, the Lady Griffs were 8-0 defeating Holland and Maryvale the week prior. East Aurora has lead our division since 1978 and continues to develop year round swimmers that devote their time to the sport. This season was the closest SGI has gotten to beat East Aurora in many years, but their powerhouses are fierce and fast. SGI divers really stole the show when Shannon O’Hara took a 1st place finish, Samantha Zifra a 3rd, and Alyssa Greaves a 4th. When going into tough meets, diving is a game changer and after diving we were able to close the gap, 41-37. The 2nd half of the meet had a lot of action and unfortunately EA was able to outmatch us in our swims. However, great things did happen for our swimmers. Emily Schlemmer who has been bringing it on strong this season (after all her hard off season training), dropped another 3 seconds in her 200 free crushing her own personal goal! Lauren Ditchey was teetering her time all season in the 200IM and yesterday she was able to drop 2.5 seconds and get her personal best time. Kaitlyn Blake has a quiet beast inside her when she swims, and yesterday we saw her endurance and speed kick in during both her 200 IM swims and her 500 swim, both personal best times. Elle Holland dominated in the 50 free taking a strong 1st place finish and dropping .3 seconds for her seasonal best time. Trailing right behind Elle and learning a lot from Elle’s talent, is teammate Hannah Bergner. Hannah continues to drop time in both her 50 and 100 free swims which has been a true pleasure to watch this season. Allie Lavanture had 2 amazing individual swims for her season. Her 50 free took a strong 3rd place finish and dropped .2 seconds and her 100 back she dropped 1.2 seconds. Lauren Cosenza has amazing determination and work ethic was able to pop her personal best time in the 100 free. The team has ended their divisional meets with a 7-1 record. The dual meet swim season has come to an end for the Lady Griffs. They ended their season with an overall 8-2 record, and a division record of 7-1. These girls had an outstanding season with so many time improvements and success stories. We will have 19 girls representing SGI at ECIC’s being held this week (Oct 18, 19, 21). This is the most girls SGI has taken to represent at ECIC’s since Coach Reynolds has taken over coaching in 2009. We are very proud of our hard working family and are excited what we are going to do during post season meets.
Saturday, Oct. 21 Modified Boys Soccer @ Holland (Away) Modified Girls Soccer @ Holland (Away) V. Girls Swim- ECIC’s Swimming @ Clarence HS Monday, Oct. 23 Modified Boys Soccer @ Lake Shore (Away) Modified Girls Soccer @ Lake Shore (Away) Modified Girls Volleyball @ Cheektowaga (Away) Wednesday, Oct. 25 Modified Girls Volleyball vs Iroquois (Home) Modified Football vs Depew (Home) Modified Boys Soccer vs Pioneer (Home) Modified Girls Soccer vs Pioneer (Home) Visit www.springvillegi.org for game times.
Last week at our Maryvale meet we honored our 8 seniors who will be leaving our family at the end of the season. Bottom: Kaitlyn Blake, Chloe Milbrand, Lexi Blesy, Sydney Emley Top: Lauren Cosenza, Katie Schlemmer, Abby Moscato, McKenzie Galvin
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Teams Forming for All-New Springville Soccer Club
By Alicia Dziak
As the school soccer season winds down, SGI’s die hard soccer players are left wondering what to do in the off season. For many, that means training with a club/travel program. In the past, these kids had to join other teams in other towns to continue with their soccer, but now, SGI students have the opportunity to play for the newly-formed Springville Soccer Club. “After coaching for Holland’s travel program this past summer, we realized that Springville is one of the only towns in WNY that doesn’t offer a travel program for their kids,” said Hannes Dziak, president of the Springville Soccer Club.
“This will give the more serious players a chance to play in the spring and summer leading up to the school season, which starts in August.” In order to be a member of the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League (BWNYJSL), the club had to go through a lengthy application process and were just recently approved. The club will be offering four teams for the 2018 season: U14 and U16 for both boys and girls. “We feel these age groups best fit the current interest levels in Springville,” Dziak noted, but added that “We hope to grow this program and offer more age groups in the future.” The club season will run
from late April to late July, with home games in Springville and away games throughout WNY. “Club soccer is not the same as rec soccer,” Dziak explained. “This will be much more competitive, and also be separated into boys’ and girls’ teams, not co-ed like SYI rec soccer is.” Students born in 2002-2005 are encouraged to sign up by visiting www.syionline.org. There is a maximum number of players per roster, so tryouts will be held if needed. Sign up by Nov. 30.
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By Mary Heyl
Of all the foods associated with the different seasons, there’s nothing quite like pumpkins to get everyone excited about fall! Grocery marketing schemes aside, there’s a lot to love about fall’s iconic gourd and so many ways to enjoy it that you can make right at home. Did you know that there are more than 30 varieties of pumpkins? That’s right, like other kinds of fruit, pumpkins are grown in several varieties and they’re a member of the gourd family, along with melons, cantaloupes and squash. The pumpkins found at the grocery store and the pumpkin patch are most likely Connecticut Field pumpkins, an heirloom variety that dates back to the early settlers and is the standard color, size and shape for jack-o’-lanterns! All pumpkins are edible, but some varieties are better for cooking than others, such as the Small Sugar or the New England Pie varieties. Fortunately, the grocery store has taken all of the guesswork out of the process, but be sure to check your recipe and the labels before you buy! Canned pumpkin is just that— cooked, pureed pumpkin—but pumpkin pie filling is pureed pumpkin with added spices and sugars. Get creative with canned pumpkin and try one of these delicious, easy recipes that everyone will enjoy!
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Interview with Bill Krebs
ST: What is your professional background and experience? I am a retired teacher with 39 years of experience teaching. I retired five years ago, and I’ve been mayor for 12 years, and involved in local government for 26 years. I have a lot of experience and municipal leadership and I believe all the experiences I have as mayor and all of the projects and well-managed village government we have qualifies me to be the best leader for the town of Concord. ST: What are your goals for Concord if elected to office? I think that by listening to town residents, we can move the town forward in ways that it has not been led by the present Republican government. We have listened to residents complain about the community park and the needed improvements that have not been addressed year after year. We are aware that because of lack of partnerships, the programs have gone down. Recently, I just had a budget meeting and the town has appropriated more money for the senior programming. We believe that, through partnerships with Springville Chamber of Commerce and Erie County Development Agencies, the town can look at ways to develop its agribusiness and its residential, business commercial environment. There are many absent or empty retail stores in the village and I think that spreads throughout the town. We believe that through careful planning, and the town is in the middle of its comprehensive plan, that residential, business and agricultural can coexist peacefully and there should be a plan for future development of these future areas of life in Concord. ST: What made you want to run for the position of Supervisor? We believe the master plan should address recreation uses also and total quality of life programs for the town. All of these areas the town of Concord has not addressed in the past many years. We are also running because in 15 years or more there hasn’t been any opposition. The Republican committee has selected the people who get into office unopposed and we do not believe that’s the best way for the government to exist. There should be a choice. ST: Would you like to share any information about the Councilmen candidates on the Democratic ticket? Jon Hamann and Matt Mayer are family-oriented; they have children in school, and they are going to spend the rest of their lives growing their families and raising their kids in Springville. They are very interested in our community. They are both businessmen, and they bring that kind of experience to the ticket. ST: Are there any final comments you’d like to make? We will not campaign negatively about our opponents; they all bring what they bring to the ticket. We have issues and plan, and I bring a wealth of leadership that no other candidate has.
ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 7
Interview with Clyde Drake
ST: What is your professional background and experience? I went to college as an accountant and graduated out of UB with a BS in accounting and a MBA from UB as well. I’ve passed three professional exams, including a CMA and CPA. I went right into the industry working for General Motors, which later became American Axle, and after I retired from American Axle, I worked at Carlton Industries, which is an aerospace industry. Also, I passed enrolled agent exam given by the IRS and I have had my own tax business for about 40 years. ST: What is your personal background and involvement in the Village? My wife and I have four children – the first two were boys so I got involved with little league baseball, soccer and football and I ended up being the commissioner of Springville Little League football for about three years. That led to me running for the school board. I was on the board for 10 years; I was actually president of the board for seven years and vice president for one year, from 1995-2005. I ran for the town board four years ago in 2013. ST: What are your goals for Concord if elected to office? I want to keep the programs going that we have right now. We have actually managed to stay under the tax cap for the last three years, which protected our citizens’ rebate checks and all the while we did that, we built a senior center, we replaced a senior van, we bought highway equipment. What Krebs talks about trying to do in the future, we are already doing now. We just passed a budget for next year — there is no tax increase for next year. While I was on the board for the last four years, we have talked about green energy – we have passed the wind law, the solar law and I basically wrote that myself. We fought through bringing a new ambulance service to the town. There’s going to be more growth in the senior center because we’ve increased out budget for next year. Things are moving in a positive direction there. One thing I’ve heard from Mr. Krebs is that he thinks the senior center should be more of a community center. My personal opinion is, we have people paying high school taxes, it seems to me the schools should be the ones boosting up the facilities for those types of activities. We built the senior center with a grant saying that it was going to be a senior center and we don’t envision backing away from that. One of the things on our radar is that we have 50-year-old sewer districts at Kissing Bridge and Crane Ridge and we are trying to see what it would take to modernize those facilities. Also, one of the issues we are hearing out in the country is the desire to have a better broadband and right now the town is doing research on that. The town got a $40,000 grant and we are trying to see how we can get broadband out to these areas. We’re seeing that as a real need and we are going to push for that. ST: Would you like to share any information about the Councilmen candidates running on the Republican ticket? Jim Krezmien has been on town board for 30 years. He brings a big history of what has gone on in the town and he owns a business right here in the village. It makes government a whole lot easier when you have somebody that can tell you why you did this or that off the top of his head. Phil Drozd was previously county engineer for the highway department. He knows the town roads very well, and the county roads. He’s got a lot of knowledge there and we expect that he’s going to be a good addition to our team. ST: Are there any final comments you’d like to make? Here’s the bottom line for us: We want to make improvements to the town, but we want to make them as we can afford them. There are two types of people in our town – the people in the country and people in the village. The town has to encompass both of those needs.
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Concord Senior Center Upcoming Events
Oct. 19-25, 2017
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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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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
Sliced Roast Beef w/ Gravy Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Apples & Raisins Green Beans Dinner Roll, Apple Cider Chocolate Frosted Donut 1024
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
Macaroni, Cheese & Chicken Casserole Broccoli Pineapple Juice Rye Bread Peach and Pear Cup 908
Cheese Omelet w/ Cheese Sauce Home Fries Seasoned Spinach Blueberry Muffin Square Fresh Orange 783
Chx Salad w/ Cranberries Romaine Blend and Lettuce w/ Classique Dressing Cherry Tomatoes/Carrots Dinner Roll Cherry Gelatin w/ Pineapple 695
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Collins Public Library Events
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! Senior Movie: Friday, November 3 at 1pm. Starring Michael Caine, Richie Moriarty and
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!
Hats Off For Cancer collects and donates hats of all kinds to the courageous children who lose their hair due to cancer treatments. As one of the leading and original hat programs, Hats Off For Cancer has donated more than 1,000,000 brand new hats to hospitals, camps, and individuals worldwide since 1996.
Josh Pais. Please call the library for the title! Files and Folders: Monday, November 6 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Do you ever lose anything you’ve saved to your computer? Can’t find that picture you wanted? This class shows you how to save files so you can find them easily! This class is based on Windows 7 with an intermediate skill level. Registration is required, sign up at the library! The library will be OPEN Friday, November 10 and will be CLOSED Saturday November 11 in respect of Veteran’s Day. You can access your account through the library’s website any time! 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.
Hulbert Public Library Events
Fall Lapsit Session:1 On October 17th. The Start Time is 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM For ages 6 months to 2 years.Picture books, toys, music, bubbles!Three week session, September 26th thru October 17th. **No Meeting October 10th** Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Erie County Dept. of Social Services Community Assistance Intern Ongoing service beginning October 19th. The available hours are every Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm Every Friday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm **There will be no interns November 10th (Veterans Day - County Observance) or November 23rd and 24th (Thanksgiving break).** No registration necessary. Drop in, first come, first serve. Receive assistance with applying for help with food, help with heating bills, SNAP, WIC, finding legal assistance, home weatherization, finding health clinics, and other social services programs. Preschool Story Time: Fall Session 1 For ages 3-5 years.Three week session. September 28th thru October 19th. Thursdays at 10:30 am to 11:30 am**No meeting October 12th.**Picture books, rhymes, simple craft, finger plays, short video. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Book Club and a Movie. The book club will meet on 10/24/17 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm This months book is “A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness. The book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. Please call or visit the library to order your book and movie. 592-7742. Maker Club For ages 7 and up. Last Thursday of the Month at 4:30-5:30 pm 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/28 Try your hand at gadgets including Sphero, Osmo, Snap Circuits, Ozobot, and Strawbees. Other activities are introduced each month.This STEM based program encourage creative thinking in a fun way through problem solving, building, coding, and games. Registration is required. This months Maker club is on. 10/26/2017 The start time is 4:30 PM and it ends at 5:30 PM. Please call 592-7742 to register. Pumpkin Party! All ages welcome. Put on a costume, bring the kids, and get into the Halloween spirit! This free, family-friendly program will include BINGO, mini pumpkin decorating with stickers, and decorating a trick or treat bag. We’ll end the party with trick-or-treating in the library. This event is on 10/30/17 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Registration is required. Please call 592-7742. Early Closing - Halloween On Halloween the library will be open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm What Did the Scarecrow See? Join scarecrow and his friends as they celebrate fall through stories, crafts, and other fun activities on October 31st from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Registration is required. Please call 592-7742
Last Chance for Sky High By Alicia Dziak
Navigate 13 courses that include ziplines and challenging obstacles at the Aerial Park. Climb to the treetops in the Climbing forest. Soar down the hill on the Mountain Coaster. If you’re one of the thousands who lives for the adrenaline rush of Holiday Valley’s Sky High, better get your fix soon! The park is only open for the season through Oct. 29. The next two weekends, you can still enjoy all the fun on Saturdays and Sundays. The Aerial Park, the largest of its kind in New York State and third largest in the U.S., combines a series of platforms and bridges built in a 4-acre section of the woods near the resort’s Tannenbaum Lodge. The Aerial Park includes 142 platforms, 170 elements and 43 ziplines, with the tallest platform at 68 feet and the longest zip line measuring 350 feet. For rates and to make reservations, visit www.holidayvalley.com/ summer/sky-high- adventurepark/. Those ages five and up can enjoy the Climbing Forest, which is like a 3D version of a rock wall, and only one of
three in the country. There are 10 trees outfitted with colorcoded climbing holds and the difficulty ranges from very easy (yellow) to very challenging (purple). Each climber is fitted with a harness that is clipped into an Auto Belay system. Once a climber reaches the top of the tree at up to 45 feet, they just let go and the belay system slowly lowers them to the ground. There is also a kids’ area with two trees where the youngest climbers can climb about 6 feet up and climb back down. For rate info, visit www.
holidayvalley.com/summer/ sky-highadventure-park/ climbing- forest/. The Mountain Coaster takes riders up the hill in their own car and lets them control their own speed on the way back down. While the coaster’s summer season is almost done, it reopens in the winter before Christmas. If you don’t want to wait until spring to experience the rush of Sky High, make plans to go this weekend or next! Visit www. holidayvalley.com for more info.
Oct. 19-25, 2017
ASP News: New Playgrounds Planned for 2018
Two new playgrounds, at the Allegany State Park’s Red House Beach and Quaker Picnic Grounds, will officially open to the public in the spring of 2018. Most of the equipment at each site will be constructed from black locust in a natural style designed to encourage children’s curiosity about nature. Both playgrounds will have a fun mix of equipment for imaginative, explorative and active play, including a zip line and a giant spider web. The image is a computer rendering of what part of the Quaker Picnic playground will look like. Stay tuned to the park’s Facebook page for more info.
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American Cancer Society. The event features dozens of trickor-treating tables for children to visit and build their candy collection, including treats and prizes available at The Pumpkin Patch in the center of all the action. Pre-sale tickets are on sale at the Customer Service Desk located on the upper level near Macy’s for $3, while at-thedoor tickets will be available the day-of for $2. All ticket sales benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call (716) 689-6982. Head to Gowanda on Friday, Oct. 27 for Baggers Night, Gowanda Harley-Davidson’s twist on “Trunk or Treat.” Dress up and decorate your bike, fill your Saddlebags with candy for the kids, and enjoy free Pumpkins and carving for the
kids. Prizes for best costumed rider and best decorated bike. For more info, visit www.facebook. com/events/239112053283921. Saturday, Oct. 28 brings a variety of special events to WNY. Sign up for the annual EVL Half and 5K, making its way through Ellicottville. Plan a costume and navigate the scenic route, with prizes awarded not only for best times, but also for best costumes. For more info, visit www.evlhalf.com. From 3 to 6 p.m., take part in Halloween Happenings at the Aquarium of Niagara. Kids who dress as their favorite sea creature receive free admission. Celebrate a spooky time in a safe and fun environment. For more info, visit www. aquariumofniagara.org.
Kids can go on a Trick or Treat Adventure at Beaver Meadows. Bring your little ones and search out fun places at Beaver Meadow. Collect treats as you go and end up at the nature center for cider and donuts. Cost is $5, and pre-registration is required by calling (585) 457-3228. Enjoy Halloween inside at the Broadway Market in Buffalo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fun includes trick or treating for children 12 and under, a kids costume parade and the annual costume contest. It’s just another great reason to visit the market with your family. Market vendors will have treats. The costume parade starts at noon. For more info, visit www. broadwaymarket.org.
Fall Bucket List
October Spirit at Local Distilleries By Jennifer Weber
With the end of October and Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about staying warm over those long, chilly Western New York nights. Picture that sip of whiskey in front of the fireplace, just waiting for you to enjoy. One step further, imagine that spirited bottle coming from a local Western New York distillery. Over the past five years, a dozen or more distilleries have popped up in Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara Counties, thanks to changes in the New York State Farm Distillery Law. While many of these bottles can be found at your local liquor store, a visit to distillery itself becomes a weekend adventure worth a few hours of your time. Many of these local businesses not only offer tastings and onsite storerooms, but also educational tours, events and restaurants on site making each visit a true tourist (in your own backyard) destination. Time to check out a different kind of spirited adventure this weekend and pick up a bottle of local goodness along the way. Cheers! Ellicottville Distillery 5462 Robbins Road Ellicottville, NY14731 (716) 597-6121 www.ellicottvilledistillery. com The Ellicottvillle Distillery line of spirits, the Agronomist, offers three options for your tasting pleasure a Corn Whisky, a Corn Vodka and Apple Vodka made from their own homegrown grains. “We grow it. We ferment it. We distill it.” Little Chicago Distilleries 3443 Suite K Route 16 North Olean, New York 14760 (716) 307-8572 www.facebook.com/pg/ littlechicagodistilleriesllc Little Chicago Distilleries was started by a group of friends who “wanted to bring back legal distillation of fine spirits in their hometown of Olean.” Their first product, Black Hand Vodka was approved for sale last month and is made using only locally grown ingredients. Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing 8398 West Main Street Westfield, New York 14787 (716) 793-9463 www.fiveand20.com Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing, part of Mazza’s Brewing & Distilling offers a variety of grain-to-glass small batch spirits including Rye Whiskey, Bourbon, Applejack, Corn Whiskey, White Rye Whiskey, Limoncello, Apple Brandy Liqueur and additional featured guest spirits depending on what day you visit. Enchanted Mountains Spirits 137 Water Street Jamestown, New York 14701 (716) 483-4673 www. enchantedmountainspirits.com Enchanted Mountains Spirits brings a taste of the Irish to their potato Vodka
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and Whiskey through old world family recipes over two centuries old. Each batch is made from potatoes, malted barley and locally sourced goldenrod honey from Western New York. Southern Tier Distilling Company 2072 Stoneman Circle Lakewood, New York 14750 (716) 763-5479 www.stbcbeer.com Southern Tier Distillery is committed to being a farm to glass distillery and offer a wide variety of spirits including American, Corn and 2X Hopped Whiskey, London Dry and Citrus Gin, Small Batch Vodka and Maple Aged Spirits. Save the Date for their upcoming Straight Bourbon Release party on November 11th from 2pm-8pm. Black Squirrel 1595 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14207 (716) 249-1122 www.blacksquirreldistillery. com Black Squirrel crafts all their spirits from maple syrup sourced from the New York Maple Exchange in East Concord. They offer four varieties of spirits, Black Squirrel Aged Maple Spirit, Mapleshine, Ardilla Negra Maple Coffee Liqueur and Black Squirrel Maple Liqueur. Buffalo Distilling Company 860 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14210 www.bflodistilling.com The Buffalo Distilling Company is Buffalo’s first Bourbon Whiskey distillery and features hand-crafted, smallbatch Bourbon, Moonshine, Apple Brandy and Vodka created under the label One Foot Cock. Black Button Distilling 149 Swan Street Buffalo, New York 14203 (716) 507-4590 blackbuttondistilling.com Black Button distills, bottles, ages and serves small-batch gin from local New York grains. They live up to their motto “Living Large in Small Batches” by offering Citrus Forward Gin, Black Button Barrel Reserve Gin as well as
delicious limited-time seasonal releases: Lilac Gin and Garden Gin. Lakeward Spirits at the Barrel Factory 65 Vandalia Street Buffalo, New York 14204 (716) 541-1454 www.lakewardspirits.com Lakeward Spirits works with WNY companies Pioneer Malting, NYCraftmalt, Queen City Malting, and Niagara Malt to produce their three spirits Grain Canyon Vodka, Evergreen Gin and Inland Sea Rum. Lockhouse Distillery 41 Columbia Street Buffalo, New York 14204 (716) 768-4898 www.lockhousedistillery.com Lockhouse Distillery was the very first Western New York distillery in town since the days of prohibition. They distill their own spirits from grapes grown at Freedom Run Winery in Lockport. Their current selection includes Lockhouse Gin and Vodka, Limited Release Barreled Gin, Limited Release Single Hop Spirit, Sakura Gin, Coffee Liqueur and Amaro. Niagara Distilling Company 459 Ellicott Street Buffalo, New York 14203 (716) 886-9457 www.niagaradistillery.com Niagara Distilling Company is a farm to bottle distillery using all organic grains to create their 1812 Vodka and Gin which they boast as “spirits so smooth they could stop a war.” Tommyrotter Distillery 500 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 312-1252 www.tommyrotter.com Tommyrotter Distillery is a craft distillery that uses homegrown American grains to produce Small Batch Vodka, Gin and Triple Barrel American Whiskey.
ways to prevent and address security issues. This would include risk assessment. Liz Melock, village administrator, asked if that would include insurance. Landers replied, “Yes.” Melock furthered the discussion by saying that the village had already purchased cyber insurance and the village was protected against financial losses if attacked. Continuing the report, Landers summarized the audit. She stated that the general fund had a balance of $2.2 million, with $1.9 million not assigned. The general fund also had a surplus of $357,000; capital fund had a balance of $237, 000 and unassigned had a balance of $10,000. The village had a general fund debt balance of $110,000, which will be paid off during fiscal year 2017-2018. She then summarized the Enterprise Funds, those that act like businesses, the Water, Sewer and Electric Department balances. The Village of Springville Water Department had a balance of $236,000 with a net change of $147, 000 with an asset/liability ration of 1.8. The Village of Springville Sewer Department was overdrawn $54,000, with a net change of -$106,000 with the asset/liability ratio of 1.2. The Village of Springville Electric Department had a balance of $344,000 and an asset/liability ratio of 1.5. Landers was concerned about the asset ratio of both the sewer and electric departments. She believes that it would be time to ask the Public Service Commission for a rate increase for the Village of Springville Electric Department. The last rate increase came seven years ago with the belief that the rates would be needed to increase in two years. Landers explained to the board that she and Melock would be working on a proposal to the Public Service Commission. Ken Kostnowiak asked if the ratio for the Electric Department included reimbursements from New York State for storm assistance. Landers said that was part of the business operations and would not be included in the ratio. In conclusion, Landers was pleased to report on the health financial state of the village’s general fund and water balances, yet was concerned about the sewer and electric balances. The full financial report is posted online at www. villageofspringvilleny.com. The board thanked Landers for her report. Melock asked the board to approve the annual Halloween curfews for village children on Oct. 31, 2017. The curfew is set for the business district and village parks for 7 p.m. and the remainder of the village is 9 p.m. The Springville Police Department and Erie County
Sheriff’s Department will enforce the curfew. Though the warm weather has made us forget what winter can bring Springville, Melock asked the board to approve the parking restrictions for the village beginning Nov. 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018. No cars can be parked on village streets between the hours of 2 a.m. to 7 a.m., and no parking on the streets overnight. There are designated spots in the municipal parking lot where parking is permitted. No car shall be parked in one spot for 24 hours. Melock also announced a public hearing for Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 7 p.m., 65 Franklin Street for CDBG granting and Local Law 110. CDBG grants would include well work, waterlines on Central Avenue and Rural Transit funding. Local Law 110 deals with licensing and permits. Melock reminded residents the last day to pay village taxes is Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017. Superintendent of Public Works Ken Kostnowiak reported on the previous night’s storm. Winds took limbs on wires down on Vaughn Street, and a utility pole on the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Main Street was taken down, leaving the southeast quadrant of the village without power once again. (Storms in early September also caused major damage in that area of the village.) Village crews worked hard to restore power efficiently. Nils Wikman asked if that the Code Red system could be used to alert residents of the damage and outages. The village will be looking into using the system to alert village residents. Kostnowiak told the board that water main flushing would happen in the coming week. The board, at Kostnowiak’s request, surplussed and approved the sale or recycling of several transformers. Springville Police Officerin-Charge Nick Budney told the board that the “Shop with a Cop” program has been set for Dec. 9, 2017. The program pairs cops and disadvantaged youth to shop for necessities and then a toy at Wal-Mart. The goal is to help about 30 local youth. Currently, Springville PD has raised nearly $3,000 and hopes to raise $3,500. Donations can be made at the village office at 5 West Main Street. Budney also reported that he has been working with Christy Komenda, art teacher at Springville High School, and her students on designing a logo for the village. Eventually, the students will help create graphics for the village police cars. David Klenk, Chief of the Springville Fire Department, reported that the department responded to 42 calls so far this month with 70 calls in September. He noted that trucks
have been inspected with minor repairs. Equipment training and inspections will continue in the next weeks with hose testing on Oct. 23 and 24 and that another vehicle has been obtained for the new Hurst Equipment (Jaws of Life) training with other mutual aid companies. DOT vest and wands have been received for police and he is working on obtaining new interior and exterior gear for newly-trained firefighters. The equipment costs $1,000 for exterior and $3,000 for interior gear. Klenk informed the board he received a denial in the AFG grant for the upcoming year. He noted the Springville FD participation in Fire Prevention Awareness Week and that trucks and firefighters visited Springville Elementary, the Children’s League, St. Al’s and daycares. Klenk said the new fire hall at 65 Franklin will be dedicated Nov. 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Wikman asked Klenk his opinions on the continued use of the village’s fire siren. Klenk responded that there are mixed feelings on the old technology. The sirens were used prior to pagers. Some feel that the new technologies are known to fail and that the old technology still has worth. Mike Kaleta, Code Enforcement Officer, told the board that the village has finally been registered with the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Zombie Property Database. Currently there are eight properties fitting that description and criteria. Kaleta said that there are many more. The registration allows him to add properties and in cases where banks have neglected properties. The village and DFS can sue banks for neglected properties. Fines can range as high as $1,000 a day. He then asked the board for a public hearing on the zoning of 109 North Buffalo Street. At current, the property has several zonings including B1 and R6. He is asking the board to rezone the property to RM. The public hearing is set for Nov. 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. Alan Chamberlain reported that there were 236 calls to the Control Center and that there was a misprint in the information; there was confusion about September’s number of 176. He will look into if Mercy EMS calls were added to the control center calls. In new business, the board approved a resolution acknowledging Nov. 16, 2017 as National Rural Health Day. In closing, Rob Moriarty thanked the DPW for the response in Sunday’s storm. The next regular meeting of the Village of Springville Board of Trustees is Monday Nov. 6, 2017, 7 p.m. at 65 Franklin Street.
Oct. 19-25, 2017
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Muck Boots! Trade-in Special. Get $10 - $15 for your old pair of Mucks towards a new pair of Mucks. Stop in today and try on a new pair. Shamel Milling Co., 9384 Genesee Road, East Concord, NY. 716-592-7700. Chicken BBQ Every Sat & Sun & Columbus Day Monday noon until gone, eat in/take out. PUMPKINVILLE, 4844 Sugartown Rd., Great Valley, NY Farm fresh brown eggs, local maple syrup, honey, home made peanut butter, jams & more. Visit the Red Shop next to Pumpkinville. Open every day 7AM-9PM. A unique country experience. 4830 Sugartown Rd., Great Valley, NY HOLLAND PROPANE - GENERAC Sales, Parts & Service - We are a factory authorized dealer. We install, service and perform warranty repairs. Ask us about our LG ductless air conditioning units, and “On-Demand” Navien water heaters. Budget program and auto-delivery propane programs available. Call M&M Holland Propane at 592-7242 or 1-800-640-0370 for more information, or visit us at 10035 Route 219 iust south of Springville. HollandPropane.com Mixed hardwoods for sale $65.00 face cord cherry also available. Seasoned firewood 4’ x 8’ x 16”. Cherry $85, mixed hardwood $80 delivered. Call Joe 716208-5802
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basement, though the showroom was nice and remodeled, other places reminded me of crypts you’d seen in horror movies. I wasn’t necessarily afraid, but I didn’t know what to expect. Shadows are shadows. The night was creepy enough. Sure enough, just as I hit the last light switch, bang, bang, moan. I never thought I could move that fast up the stairs. I finished locking up and booked it. Yes, the furnace kicked on! Funny, how we can scare ourselves. Sometimes, I think that is what can happen when we look at old houses. Are they haunted or not? Some houses have great stories, others more macabre and we add to it as time goes on. One of those house is the C. J. Shuttleworth House. It is the large brick house on Main Street next door to the Gardiner House, one of the houses I featured last Halloween. Now first about CJ Shuttleworth: he was born in 1834 in Oneida County and settled in Springville with his family soon after he was born. His father operated a mill on Mill Street at Pearl. CJ would learn from his father the skill of a millwright; however, CJ was more industrious and creative. His first attempts in enterprise would also be in milling. In the 1850s, he bought the Springville Rolling Mills with his brother-in-law, William Barckley. After a few years, he bought out the Barckley interest and continued to run the mill. At the same time, he married Eliza Holland. If you remember the story on the Eaton House, Eliza’s father was the initial builder of that home. It is not known if Holland was the brick maker, but his house on Main Street was one first brick houses on Main Street-the old Presbyterian Manse. CJ Shuttleworth saw the value of brick in the future. His enterprise led him to build a foundry on Franklin Street. This was quickly emblazoned. He soon bought the property of his father’s employer and built a new foundry. He filed several patents over his lifetime relating to milling and foundries. Here he would dam Springbrook by raising Buffalo Street and created a lot of water power for Springville and his foundry. He continued his endeavors and kept building Springville. As the great builder of Springville, he is accredited for
building the following buildings in Springville: The Olmsted House, The Holland House, The Union Block, the first water system, the Bargar House at the corner of Woodward and Buffalo Street, the Former Gramco building on West Main Street, The old First National Bank, he was one of the first organizers of Maplewood Cemetery and, of course, built his house. It was the grandest house in Springville when it was built in the early 1870s. With little trees on Main Street, the house could be seen from every place in the village. The Shuttleworths lived in their house for many years; however, they left Springville in 1902, the same year his son Luther built Godard Hall. We know that after they moved to Massachusetts Avenue in Buffalo, CJ’s wife became an invalid. She died in 1911 and CJ in 1920; both are buried in Maplewood Cemetery. What became of the house? The house would transfer to several owners before becoming the Trevett Home in the 1930s. It would be a typical early convalescent home, a place for disabled and the elderly to be taken care of around the clock. The house, with its large rooms and windows, would be a place to retire for the area’s elderly. The Trevett Home was sold to the McKerrow family, who operated the home as the Springville Nursing Home until 1973. The house was then divided into apartments. Suddenly, renters told stories of odd and strange things going on in the place—weird noises at night and strange lights. If anything, we know places like hospitals, nursing homes and sanatoriums are always haunted. Are there sad souls from the days of it being a nursing home still wandering the grounds? Was it a spirit of despair that fell over the place that caused the house to age? Or was it combination of squirrels and tenants hearing them that would begin stories about visions and ghosts haunting the building? Whatever the case before the house was auctioned off last year, the house would be classified as haunted. Thankfully for the historic preservationist, new life is promised for the house and luxury apartments are planned. I am curious to know if the new owners are finding things that go bump in the night as they work on the house.
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