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VOLUME 2 ISSUE 32
JULY 28 - AUGUST 3, 2017
Your Hometown Newspaper & The Official Newspaper of the Springville-Griffith Institute Central Schools
Charity Golf Upcoming The Party is Just Getting Tourney for Grifﬁs Events Started at the Erie County Fair Sculpture Park Now through Aug. 20 Erie County Fair Hamburg
By Elizabeth Riggs
There are very few places in Western New York where you can enjoy a KISS tribute band, Jason Derulo, a tractor pull, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy, and a demolition derby, all in a timespan of one week. The Erie County Fair kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and there are still plenty of events coming up that will appeal to a variety of audiences. On Friday, Aug. 11 the main grandstand entertainment will be Mr. Speed: World’s Best KISS Tribute band with the tongues, hair, guitars and makeup to prove it. This free concert starts at 8:30 a.m. in the grandstand. Following the KISS Tribute
See schedule page 5. on Saturday, the fair will welcome Jason Derulo – a singer, songwriter and dancer who has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and worked alongside a variety of artists ranging from Demi Lovato to Snoop Dogg. General admission tickets start
at $40 and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 13, fairgoers will time travel with the sounds of the 70s during the Rock of the 70s Tour, featuring The Guess Who, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Pure Prairie See Erie County Fair page 5
The Summer Bucket List
All Aboard Area Boat Rides
By Jennifer Weber
You’ve surely heard the buzz about the waterfront renaissance in Buffalo and if you haven’t had a chance to experience it ﬁrsthand why take a backseat view and just read about it? Head down to Central
Aug. 10 Shake on the Lake Presents Romeo and Juliet SYI Community Park
Wharf at Canalside, 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY to climb aboard the Spirit of Buffalo! The options available include something for everyone including day, evening, dinner and sunset cruises. They have private charter cruises and even educational cruises.
And of course, let’s not overlook the very popular Wine and Beer cruises. Wine in the Wind takes places Wednesday evenings at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a two hour sail of wine tastings from Niagara and beyond. Craft Brew Cruises take place on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. (but are currently sold out through Aug. 29.) Get on board, meeting the beer brewers and take a twohour ride sampling craft beers. For more information, visit www.spiritofbuffalo.com. If you want a family friendly ride, how about a Pirate Cruise? Ride the Spirit of Buffalo with a crew of pirates! Events on board the ship include face painting, treasure hunts and See Boat Rides page 3
SGI Fall Sports Start Next Week
Show your support for Grifﬁs Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center at a charity golf tournament on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond course. Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 11:30 a.m.; there will be a lunch prior to the 1 p.m. start time. Dinner will follow as well. This is a two-person scramble with a shotgun start. Cost is $120/person. For more info, visit www.grifﬁspark.org.
A LOOK BACK: The Erie County Fair in Springville
See SGI Fall Sports page 4
Aug. 14 SGI JV/Varsity Sports Seasons Start Aug. 17 Ashford Cup Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park Aug. 18 Bike Night Kissing Bridge
Grandstands at Dygert Farm By Derek M. Otto
The Erie County Fair is in full swing, The rides, exhibits, and food are all set up and people from all over will come to the Erie County Fair. Well it
just happens that for two years, the Erie County Fair was held in Springville. During the Civil War, Springville had a slight
Aug. 19 Hooch Open Mic Night at Springville Center for the Arts
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SCA Presents Hooch Open Mic Night Aug. 19
By Alicia Dziak
As we head into the ﬁnal stretch of summer break, SGI coaches and athletes are getting ready for the fall sports season. Sports include football, cheerleading, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, girls swimming, girls’ tennis. The following is some of the start dates as found on the SGI website. Be sure to check out the newly-redesigned www.springvillegi. org for more info as it becomes available. JV Girls Soccer tryouts will begin on Monday, 8/14/17 from 6:00 PM –
Aug. 12 BBQ Fest and Softball Tournament to benefit Boys & Girls Club
Emily and Mark “Hooch” Woodring Are you a comedian or enjoy improvisation and you are looking for some stage time? Did you learn or write a new song you would like to
perform? Come to Hooch’s Open Mic Night at Springville Center for the Arts, open to singers, poets, performers, entertainers and beyond.
Mark “Hooch” Woodring, a local comedian, was involved in an improvisation group at SUNY Fredonia. He died suddenly of a heart attack at a young age. Hooch’s Open Mic Night is a tribute to him from his family. This event will take place at the Carol Mongerson Theater, 37 North Buffalo Street, Springville on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. This open mic night is open to all ages and skill levels. For more information and to reserve a spot, call the Arts Center at (716) 592-9038 or email Liz at scalizbligh@ gmail.com.
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Aug. 11 - 17, 2017
Letter from the Editor
The cooler temps and shorter days have reminded me that fall is not far off. This week, my daughter Ava had her high school orientation and I attended the coaches meeting for SGI’s fall sports teams (I double as the Grifﬁns’ JV girls’ soccer coach). As we head into the sports seasons and new school year, we are committed to continuing to cover SGI and the things that make it tick. This includes Board of Education meetings, events and important dates, game results and much more. Every week throughout the school year, we dedicate a page to SGI (usually page 4) and do our best to make sure we feature the hard work of the teachers, staff, students and community members of this district. If you are a teacher, coach, parent or student in the SGI community, please keep me in the loop on anything school-related going on so we can give it the coverage it deserves. Even if it’s a photo and a caption, we’d love to see it! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer—I hope to see you around! - Alicia Dziak, Editor, Springville Times
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RJR Engineering is Now Encorus Group
RJR Engineering, P.C., is proud to now be known as Encorus Group. The ﬁrm saw its beginnings as Robert J. Runge II Consulting Engineers in 1996, offering civil engineering services. In 2001, the ﬁrm was incorporated as RJR Engineering, P.C. Joseph M. Lowry III, PE, took the helm from Mr. Runge in 2011. Mr. Lowry was hired by Mr. Runge as a high school intern, and has been with the ﬁrm ever since. Over the next several years, the ﬁrm grew by leaps and bounds. In 2016, the civil materials testing and inspection and mechanical integrity asset management groups were added to the ﬁrm’s capabilities. In August 2017, the ﬁrm’s name was changed to Encorus Group in order to better reﬂect the integration and ﬂuid function of the ﬁrm’s three divisions. Encorus’s multi-disciplinary
staff now includes over 40 fulltime employees operating out of ofﬁces in Springville and Buffalo. Additionally, Encorus is certiﬁed both federally and through New York State as a Service-Disabled VeteranOwned Small Business (SDVOSB). The ﬁrm is proud to have been awarded the Buffalo Business First Fast Track Award, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in Western New York. Encorus’s design group includes a full-time staff of nine multi-state licensed professional engineers, as well as junior engineers, drafters, and administrative personnel. These personnel cover all major engineering disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, and ﬁre protection, and allows Encorus the breadth of experience to self-perform many projects
which typically require either a larger ﬁrm, or the use of onerous sub-consultant relationships. Encorus works with clients in a variety of industries, including construction companies; local, county, state, and federal government agencies, manufacturers, colleges and universities, architects, and industrial clients. The ﬁrm’s project experience spans a broad variety, such as septic system design, concrete and asphalt testing for construction, tank and vessel inspection, structural design and evaluation, and engineering design in support of nuclear decontamination and decommissioning efforts. Encorus is excited to begin this new chapter in the ﬁrm’s history, and looks forward to ﬁnding better solutions to the toughest problems for new and existing clients alike.
facebook.com/springvilletimes Technology Upgrades and Access to Services Focus of $11.3 Million Award to BCH
The announcement of an $11.3 million New York State grant application by Bertrand Chaffee Hospital came on July 18. This award is the largest in Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s history. “We’ve created a dynamic set of offerings with our inpatient and outpatient medical services,” said Teresa Donohue, CFO. “What we have aligns Bertrand Chaffee Hospital with the goal of New York State: to ensure that the healthcare system can meet the needs of current and future generations of New Yorkers.” The hospital expects to begin investments in technology that will enhance access to advanced diagnostic capabilities before the end of the calendar year. “The larger question is, what does this award mean for the future of healthcare in our community?” said BCH CEO Nils Gunnersen. “We took a strategic approach to design our application and outlined projects that are a direct, proactive response to community health needs.” He continued, “Improved access to healthcare leads to better health outcomes, and that’s our ultimate goal for our community. Keeping healthcare local is the essence of keeping our patients
healthy.” “BCH is a vital community resource, providing muchneeded health service, and is a leading economic engine for our region,” said Gary Eppolito, president of the BCH board of directors. “With this award we can accelerate the progress we have made to improve health services for our neighbors.” Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will keep patients, employees and neighbors informed about progress at each phase through its web site. Input and feedback about our new building will be solicited from patients, employees, medical staff and the community. This $11.3 million award was included in New York State’s announcement of $44.6 million in projects for Western New York, part of $491 million in investment statewide. NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan said, “This funding will help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to high quality health care, especially individuals and families who live in rural communities. Investing in medical facilities and programs is something everyone can support in our ongoing effort to make New York a healthier place to live.” NYS Senator Catharine Young: I am thrilled that
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, which serves people in the northern region in my district, also will receive major state funding to upgrade and strengthen their services! “Keeping healthcare local is important to our rural communities. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is a great hospital with wonderful staff that cares for countless patients daily. I’ve worked hard in Albany to secure $11.3 million in grant funding so Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is able to purchase new imaging equipment, further primary and specialist services and build on information technology services. Investing in quality healthcare is important,” said NYS Assemblyman David DiPietro. Village of Springville Mayor William Krebs noted, “The Village of Springville is thrilled that Bertrand Chaffee Hospital received the Statewide Healthcare Facility Transformation Grant of $11.3 million. The grant will fund the needed technology and site development to keep our community hospital competitive in regional health care. Congratulations and thanks to the leadership and staff of our Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.”
There’s a new way to give back to the Springville community. The Springville Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is a newly-formed non-proﬁt organization that supports projects for renewable energy, environmental stewardship, nature-oriented recreational opportunities and community economic improvements. An initial meeting will be held on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. SSI is comprised of residents of Springville and
the surrounding areas who are looking to build the region into a greener and more sustainable place. SSI plans to work with local government, community groups, school districts and businesses to integrate sustainable practices that will save energy, lower carbon footprints, and enhance the Springville experience. Initial projects might include community clean up days, tree planting initiatives, electric vehicle test drive events and
rain barrel installation drives. “There is a lot of buzz around new energy technologies, such as solar panels and electric cars and we want to integrate these projects in Springville,” said Reed Braman, cofounder of SSI. “We noticed there are grant opportunities and programs dedicated to sustainable practices and we thought an organization speciﬁcally focused on the environment and community redevelopment was needed to take advantage of these.” SSI is looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering to help enhance our community and will host an informational meeting on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Encorus building (23 Mechanic Street, across from the Town Hall. Anyone interested in participating or learning more is invited to the meeting or can contact Braman at SSI. ReedB@gmail.com.
Weekends starting Aug. 5 Chairlift Rides to Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley Now through Aug. 20 Erie County Fair www.ecfair.org Aug. 11 Explore & More’s Summer Fun at Canalside Theme: Tinkering. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Aug. 11 Shake on the Lake, Ellicottville Willaim Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Village Gazebo Aug. 12 BBQ Fest and Softball Tournament To beneﬁt Boys & Girls Club of Springville (716) 829-9785 Aug. 12 Erie County Fair 5K eriecountyfair5k.itsyourrace. com Aug. 14 Diabetes Class at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital 6 p.m., Pre-Diabetes. Call (716) 592-9643 to register.
Aug. 14 Civil War Ballooning 7pm at the Sardinia Meeting House 12070 Savage Road, Sardinia. Chris Lynn, from the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, NY will present a program on ballooning. 716 474-5231 Aug. 15, 22, 29 Jackhammer Race Series Chestnut Ridge Park www.heartrateup.com
Aug. 16-20 Rally in the Valley 2017 Hosted by Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the “Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts.” Allegany’s Firemans Park. Proceeds from the event beneﬁt a host of community charities. Aug. 16 Springville Sustainability Initiative (SSI) Meetng 7 p.m., 23 Mechanic Street. Non-proﬁt organization that supports projects for renewable energy, environmental stewardship, nature-oriented recreational opportunities and community economic improvements. ReedB@gmail.com Aug. 16 KidVenture Free children’s program in Fiddler’s Green (N. Buffalo and Franklin in Springville) at 7 p.m. Games, contests, prizes, puppets, exciting drama and much more. Rain location: Town Hall. Sponsored by the Springville Assembly of God. Aug. 17 Charity Golf Tournament for Grifﬁs Sculpture Park Holiday Valley Golf Course, registration begins at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. start www.grifﬁspark.org Aug. 18 Allegany State Park Beach Party Live music, Ask the Naturalist, craft activities. 3 p.m., Quaker Lake. (716)354-9101 ext. 236 Aug. 19 Country Gathering 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Granny’s Boot Antiques
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Aug. 19 Third Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park Wetland Boardwalk, meet at parking area at 10 a.m. (716)354-9101 ext. 236
Aug. 19 Blueberry Social 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. East Otto United Methodist Church. Featuring Celtic Music by The Everheart Band & Wendels’ Chicken, plus a ﬂea market and a bake sale done by some of the best bakers in the area! Aug. 19 Hooch Open Mic Night at Springville Center for the Arts (716) 592-9038
Aug. 23 KidVenture Free children’s program in Fiddler’s Green (N. Buffalo and Franklin in Springville) at 7 p.m. Games, contests, prizes, puppets, exciting drama and much more. Rain location: Town Hall. Sponsored by the Springville Assembly of God. Aug. 26 Olean Outdoor Festival 5K ColorRun Aug. 27 Wild Wing Festival 12-5 p.m., Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan. Food served by Colden Mill, Chinese and silent auctions, music by Rustic Ramblers with Gene Hilts, guided ours of 700 birds and 78 different species. 716-942-6835 or
Monday nights at 7 p.m. through Aug. 21 Music at Epiphany of Our Lord’s Parish Hall (10893 Sisson Highway, North Collins (Langford)). Refreshments will be provided. 337-2686.
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Buffalo River, Silo City and Canalside Cocktail Cruises. For more information visit buffaloriverhistorytours.com. Another option is a ride on the Miss Buffalo with Buffalo Harbor Cruises located at 79 Marine Drive in Buffalo. Cruises launch daily and include TGIF Happy Hour Cruises on Friday nights, Sunset Cruises made for dancing during the weekends, Historical Buffalo River and Landmark Cruises during the week and school ﬁeld trip educational cruises. For ticket prices and schedules, visit www.buffaloharborcruises. com. If you are more hands on, how about checking out Buffalo Harbor Kayak at Canalside, 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo. Choose a single or tandem kayak ride or even a stand-up paddleboard tour down the Buffalo River. And for those
unsure of how to paddleboard, lessons are available. For more information visit www. bﬂoharborkayak.com. Or what about riding on water without a boat? The Water Bikes of Buffalo located at Canalside gives you a chance to explore the waterfront while peddling on water. With ten different bikes to choose from to rent by the hour you can take a solo ride, a romantic couple ride or bring the whole family. Visit www. waterbikesofbuffalo.com for more information. A trip a little farther up north in Western New York leads to Niagara Falls. When’s the last time you played tourist? Explore the Falls up close on the Maid of the Mist, located at 1 Prospect Street in Niagara Falls, NY. Being so close to the mighty falls is truly a magical experience. Just remember to bring a waterproof camera for those lasting photographic memories in the souvenir ponchos. For more information, visit www.maidofthemist.com. Last but not least, and not for the faint of heart, there’s always an adventure waiting at the Whirlpool Jet Boats located at 115 South Water Street, Lewiston. Yes, you will get wet and unlike the mist of the falls, be prepared for some whitewater rapids from the majestic Niagara River. For more information, visit www. whirlpooljet.com.
Advance Auto Parts to Relocate Springville Store
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and doit-yourself customers, will relocate the Springville store and team on Thursday, Aug. 10. The new store, which was previously branded as a Carquest store, will now be located at 265 South Cascade Street. To celebrate the new location, the store will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Friday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. The new location for the Springville store, which has been open for over 25 years, was chosen for its convenience for professional garages as well as do-it-yourself customers who enjoy working on their own vehicles. “The team here at the Springville store is excited to continue serving our customers in this brand Advance Auto Parts store. To further emphasis our commitment to this community where we live and work, we are pleased to announce a $1,000 check will be donated to JDRF,” said General Manager Fred Marks. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store will be supported by 16 Team Members. The store offers customers a wide range of the highest quality parts from recognized
national brands including the exclusive Carquest® brand products, which are manufactured to meet the needs of professional installers. Products are also available online at AdvanceAutoParts. com and can be picked up at this location or any Advance store locations within 30 minutes. Commercial customers can have parts delivered to their business. Customers can save on their purchases at Advance by enrolling in Speed Perks, a costsaving loyalty program with more than 14 million members. Sign up online at SpeedPerks.
com or at any Advance store. Advance also offers customers convenient services, such as free installation of a new battery with purchase on most vehicles, and, a used motor oil and battery recycling program. Customers can access helpful auto repair information on the resources section of the company’s website, and read interesting stories on the DIY Garage blog at blog. advanceautoparts.com. Follow Advance Auto Parts on Twitter @AdvanceAuto, Instagram @advanceauotparts and at Facebook.com/ advanceautoparts.
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SGI Fall Sports Continued from front page
Go Griffins! UPCOMING SGI EVENTS Aug. 14 JV/Varsity fall sports seasons start Aug. 16 High School Registration Day Aug. 17-18 Grade 6 Transition Camp Aug. 21 High School Registration Day Aug. 22 Board of Education Meeting Aug. 23-25 Kinder-Camp Sept. 5 First Day of School
7:30 PM on the JV soccer ﬁeld behind SES. Varsity Girls Volleyball tryouts will begin on Monday, 8/14/17 from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM in the High School gym. JV Girls Volleyball will begin tryouts on Monday, August 14th from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the High School gym Varsity Girls Swim Mandatory practice on Wednesday, 8/16/17 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Pool Varsity Girls Tennis will practice on Monday, August 14th from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the HS Tennis Courts Cross Country will begin on Monday, August 14th at 7:30 AM to approx. 9:15 AM in the back circle of the High School Varsity and JV FootballSunday, August 13th – Mandatory “check-in” meeting at Springville Health and Fitness at 7:00 PM.
High School Registration Days
The high school registration days will be held on Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m., Aug. 16 from 7-10 a.m., and Aug. 21 from 4-7 p.m. Each family should plan to spend approximately 30 minutes to complete important paperwork for the upcoming school year. During this time, students will also receive their schedule and locker combinations and eligible seniors will receive their parking permits
Grade 6 Transition Camp
Sixth grade transition camp will be held at the middle school Aug. 17 and 18 with two sessions per day. If you have not signed up for a time and your 6th grader would like to attend, call the middle school ofﬁce at 592-3203.
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Daily Summertime Fun at Canalside Buffalo
By Alicia Dziak
If you haven’t been to Canalside recently, you don’t know what you’re missing! With a jam-packed daily schedule of every kind of activity under the sun (and stars!), it’s time to plan your waterfront adventure. For starters, Canalside has a collection of lawn and table games available to play for free. Get your game on at classics like giant chess or checkers. Craving some beach time? Don’t forget to bring the kids to the new and improved beach area for some fun in the sand. BlueCross BlueShield Blue Bike Rentals offers bike rentals for kids and adults, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily. Rentals include a free ride on the Queen City Bike Ferry. Want to get out on the water? Pedal and Paddle Boat Rentals offers fun for all ages on the replica Canals. BFLO Harbor Kayak offers
Varsity and JV FootballFirst ofﬁcial practice is Monday, August 14th 8:00 AM at the High School Modiﬁed Football practice will begin on Thursday, August 17th from 8 am – 10 am at the High School. Modiﬁed Girls Soccer will begin on Monday, August 28th from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at the North Street Soccer Field behind SES Modiﬁed Girls Volleyball tryouts will start on Monday, August 28th at the SES gym from 9 AM – 11:00 AM Students will not be permitted to begin practice until they have submitted the appropriate sign up forms and have a current physical (on or after 8/1/16) on ﬁle with the nurse. If you have any questions, please call the athletic ofﬁce at 592-3249.
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kayaks and SUP (stand up paddle-board) rentals and tours. For rates and info, visit bﬂoharborkayak.com. Water Bikes of Buffalo offers water bike and SUP board rentals. For rates and more info visit waterbikesofbuffalo.com. The Spirit of Buffalo topsail schooner offers breathtaking day and evening sails and is available to rent for private events. For tour dates and info visit spiritofbuffalo.com. Buffalo River History Tours offers boat tours along the Buffalo River, including tours of Buffalo’s Grain Elevators! For rates and tour information visit buffaloriverhistorytours. com. The Queen City Bike Ferry offers bicycle and pedestrian
ferry service from Canalside to the Buffalo Outer Harbor for just $1 each way. Are you a selﬁe fanatic? Don’t miss Shark Girl, located at The Canals, by the Commercial Street Bridge Shark Girl was created by artist Casey Riordan-Millard and is here as courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Erie County! Visit http://www. albrightknox.org/collection/ public-art/piece:shark-girl/ for more information. Silent Poets The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is located at Canalside and takes you inside history with incredible exhibits and displays including actual historic documents, uniforms, military gear, photographs and so much more. Take tours of the USS Little Rock, the USS Croaker, and the USS The Sullivans. For more information visit www. buffalonavalpark.org. This everyday fun is only the tip of the iceberg at Canalside. Nighttime entertainment, special events and much more grace the waterfront regularly, For the schedule and more info, visit www.canalsidebuffalo. com.
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Taste of Ellicottville Aug. 12-13 By Alicia Dziak
Ellicottville is known for many things, and at the heart of it all is the food. From awesome appetizers to hearty entrees to delectable desserts, you can ﬁnd it all, and this weekend, you can sample it all at the annual Taste of Ellicottville Aug. 12 and 13. The Taste of Ellicottville, presented by Sysco and produced by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, takes to the streets for the 32nd year. Samples are served on Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. Get your tickets and menu and plan your course of attack. Tickets are a dollar apiece. You won’t ﬁnd a menu item for more than ﬁve tickets! There will be gluten-free and other healthy choices available at most restaurants represented. Eighteen Ellicottville eateries will be serving up their signature dishes this weekend from noon to 4 p.m. each day. Restaurants include Balloons, Bike and Bean, Cadillac Jacks, Centerplate at Holiday Valley, Dina’s Restaurant, Dina’s at the Mont, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Finnerty’s
Tap Room, Katy’s Café, Katy’s Catering, Madigan’s, Monroe Street Brick and Brew, The Silver Fox, The Tee Bar, Tim and Bonnie’s, Villaggio, Watson’s and, as special guests, the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, one of the largest event sponsors for many years, has been invited to attend. Deep fried mac and cheese? Chicken and wafﬂe cone? Southern peach cake with salted caramel mousse? Yes, it can all be yours this weekend! Tickets can be purchased at the centrally-located booth for $1, and can be exchanged at the restaurants, which will be set up café-style in the streets; items are 1-5 tickets each. And just who’s the best? Find out at the Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage as the restaurants bring their special dish to the celebrity judges from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. This year’s judges are all onair personalities from Buffalo/ Niagara television and radio, and include Channel 4’s Nalina Shapiro, Channel 2’s Jonah Javad, Bentley from the Edge and Greg from Kiss 98.5.. Throughout the day on
Sunday, Ellicottville chefs will demonstrate they are able to create some of those dishes that leave patrons full and satisﬁed. Some of those chefs will even be competing with one another in a contest similar to the hit show Chopped at the Winery Main Stage. On both Saturday and Sunday, street musicians will be strolling the village. Balloons will be hosting national recording artist, and one incredible cook in his own right, The Sauce Boss, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Singer and songwriter Will Lowry will be performing in the lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3 p.m. on Saturday in conjunction with their quilt sale. Stay the night and take in some great live music as the restaurants trade in their tents and get ready for the evening entertainment. Bring your appetite (and perhaps a doggy bag!) to this weekend’s Taste of Ellicottville and enjoy all the fabulous food available right here in Ellicottville! See the map and menu below:
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League and Pat Travers Band. The show will take place in the grandstand at 7:30 p.m., with general admission starting at $30. Fair audiences will be left in stitches on Monday, Aug. 14 as Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy take over the grandstand as part of their “We’ve Been Thinking” tour. Foxworthy and Larry will both take the stage separately to present new material before coming together on stage for a hilarious encore. Tickets for the double dose of comedy begin at $55 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Younger crowds may gather on Tuesday, Aug. 15 to witness the talent of Sabrina Carpenter, who has starred on several TV shows, including Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and “Milo Murphy’s Law.” Carpenter won the Radio Disney Music Awards in both 2015 and 2016 and her current single “Thumbs” is her ﬁrst to appear on the Billboard pop charts. Tickets for to see Carpenter perform begin at $18 for general grandstand admission. The second half of the fair entertainments takes a turn from music and comedy to motors and monster trucks as the rest of the fair entertainment includes motocross, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby and more!
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Aug. 14, Taste Of The Fair. Try items from participating food vendors for just $2 each. Aug. 15, Channel 7 Day. $5 admission all day. Early Bird Special. Pay $5 for admission before 11 a.m. on August 11 and Aug. 14 & 16-18. Fireﬁghters Day. All ﬁreﬁghters and auxiliary members receive FREE admission on Friday, Aug. 11. Veterans Day. Veterans and active military receive FREE admission on Sunday, Aug.13. Kids 12 and Under. FREE all day, every day
On Wednesday, Aug. 16, the entertainment kicks off with a Motocross Championship Series, a free event in the grandstand that includes the nation’s top riders. This exciting, highﬂying event features FMX Motocross riders who will be performing aerial stunts as they launch motorcycles more than 70 feet in the air. Pull enthusiasts will revel at two days of truck and tractor pull entertainment on both Thursday and Friday nights. Both nights will feature six classes of the biggest, loudest and toughest trucks and tractors, gathering to compete in Empire State Pullers classes and showcase the best the state has to offer. Those who are interested in attending are advised to go early – these events are fair traditions and fans have been known to pack the grandstands. Saturday has been dubbed the Ultimate Night of Destruction
as buses, SUVs, and compact cars gather around the track for double ﬁgure-8 racing. Guests will be on the edge of their seats as they watch drivers try to miss each other at the intersection. General admission for this event is $16 and kids 12 and under are free. On the closing night of the fair, the fairgrounds will welcome more than 100 cars for World’s Largest Demolition Derby, which requires cars to ﬁrst compete in heats before heading to the ﬁnals. Guests are encouraged to get in on the event by judging who has the wildest and craziest decorations. This event is produced by JM Motorsport Productions and will take place at both 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for this event are $20. For more information on these events and more taking place throughout the Erie County Fair, visit their website at www.ecfair.org.
ERIE County Fair Grandstand Events August 11 • 8:30pm • FREE Concert! Mr. Speed: World’s Best KISS Tribute August 12 • 7:30pm • Jason Derulo August 13 • 7:30pm • Rock of the 70s Tour The Guess Who, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Pure Prairie League, Pat Travers Band August 14 • 7:30pm • Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy ‘Weve Been Thinking Tour’ August 15 • 7:30pm • Sabrina Carpenter
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w/ Penne Pasta Wax Beans Broccoli Lorna Doones 651
Beef Macaroni Casserole Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Fiesta Corn Dinner Roll Pineapple Tidbits 757
BBQ Pulled Pork Hamburger Bun Seasoned Home Fries Country Mixed Veggies Fresh Orange 814
Sloppy Joe Wheat Hamburger Bun Fiesta Corn Tender Peas Pineapple Tidbits 775
Breaded Chicken Brest w/ Scallopini Sauce Mashed Sweet Potatoes Green Beans w/ Red Pepper Whole Wheat Dinner Roll Peach & Pear Cup 782
Meatballs w/ Penne Pasta, Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese Tender Peas Grape Juice
Chocolate Chip Cookies 1093
21 Senior Citizen Day 22 Breaded Chicken Drumsticks Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Tender Peas Dinner Roll Raspberry Sherbet 811
Swedish Meatballs over Cavatappi Pasta Brussels Sprouts Sweet Corn Chocolate Pudding 785
Breaded Veal Patty w/ Italian Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese Penne Pasta Seasoned Spinach Cranberry Juice Carnival Sugar Cookies 950
Breaded Chicken Cutlet w/ Gravy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Mixed Veggies Tropical Fruit Cup 813
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Sliced Roast Beef w/ Gravy Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans Wheat Hamburger Bun Lemon Bavarian 673
Chicken Salad with Cranberries
Fresh Mixed Greens w/ Dressing
Cherry Tomatoes & Carrots
Rye Bread Fresh Watermelon
Breaded Chicken Breast w/ Herb Gravy Mashed Sweet Potatoes Diced Harvard Beets Whole Wheat Dinner Roll Tropical Fruit Cup 817
Maple Glazed Ham Steak Mashed Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Whole Wheat Bread Fruited Gelatin 703
Baked Lasagna Roll
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Strawberry Bavarian 814
BBQ Chicken Leg Quarter Mashed Potatoes Tender Carrots
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Sliced Turkey Breast w/ Gravy & Stuffing Chive Mashed Potatoes Carrot Coins Frosted Lemon Cake 797
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Rice Pudding w/ Raisins 902
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Craft Club: Monday, August 14 at 6 pm. Ages 4-12. Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! Summer Maker Camp – Hack a Tooth Brush: Thursday, August 17 at 430pm. Come and create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. (All materials provided and you can come and drop in as you please from 4:30pm to 6:30pm). Ages 3-13, please call or stop in to sign up. We have a community room that is available for community groups. Call for availability. Book Club: Monday, August 21 at 11am. This month we will be discussing Thirteen Days by Robert Kennedy. Stop in to pick up a copy of the book! Lego Club: Monday, August 21 at 6:30 pm. Ages 4-12, registration is helpful but not required! Summer Maker Camp – Pipe Cleaners: Thursday, August 24 at 430pm. Come and create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. (All materials provided and you can come and drop in as you please from 4:30pm to 6:30pm). Ages 3-13, please call or stop in to sign up. Music in the Library Concert Series: Join us at 7pm on Friday, August 25 for the Buffalo Touch. Friends of the Library Meeting: Saturday, August 26 at 10am. The Friends of the Library will be meeting to discuss upcoming events and issues. Please join the Friends and help your local library! Board Meeting: Thursday, August 31 at 7pm. This meeting is open to the public, please feel free to join us in our discussion. 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.
Spend some fun in the sun at Allegany State Park at the 9th annual Beach Party Aug. 18! The day kicks off at 3 p.m. at the Quaker Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce-sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations. Come check out the many great things that are available in the local community. The chicken barbecue will begin at 4 p.m. (until sold out) hosted by J-Con Concessions. While there, make sure you hit the beach! At 4:30 p.m., Keith James gets the music going. Keith is an accomplished pop singer/ songwriter from Buffalo, New York. His soulful vocals and infectious stage presence have brought him success not only on the local stage, but the national one as well. One of Keith’s most notable feats was appearing on season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice”. Since then he’s gone on to do special events for the Buffalo Sabres, Bills, and many others in local and regional venues. Keith will be followed by park Artist in Residence Sean Patrick McGraw at 6 p.m. Sean is a singer and songwriter who gained national recognition in 2004 as a semi-ﬁnalist on USA Network’s Nashville Star. Since then, Sean has continued to perform as well as write songs that have been licensed by ESPN, recorded by major country artist Montgomery Gentry, as well as others that have been placed on TV programs such as HBO’s True Blood and Sons on Anarchy. At 7:30 p.m., headliner Kevin McCarthy takes the stage. Kevin is a singer and songwriter and has been living his dream career as a
professional musician for over 16 years. Kevin has played in the band “Hollywood” and then co-founded McCarthyizm with his brother, which quickly became one of the top bands in Western New York. About 10 years later, Kevin began his solo career, playing throughout Western New York and Canada. He was twice voted top solo artist and was inducted in to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009. He is an active songwriter and has released numerous CDs with McCarthyizm and won high praise with his ﬁrst solo CD “High on You.” This family-friendly event will also feature activities for all ages. Park Naturalists will man an “Ask the Naturalist” table. So bring your naturerelated questions and check out some cool interactive displays. There will be craft activities for the kids, and who knows? We might even break out the Limbo stick! But the night’s not over. The Quaker Beach will be open to swimming from 11 a.m. through 6:45 p.m. and the snack bar will be open from 11 a.m. through the start of the ﬁreworks. Be sure to stick around as
we end the evening with a beautiful ﬁreworks display over the waters of Quaker Lake –deﬁnitely a sight not to be missed! The launch site for the ﬁreworks has been relocated to a ﬁeld just off ASP 3 at the midpoint of the lake between the Quaker toll booth and the intersection of ASP 3 and Cain Hollow. This change is required to be in compliance with Federal regulations restricting the distance ﬁreworks can be launched from the newly established eagle’s nest in the area. The best vantage points are at both ends of the lake, a couple of areas on each side of the lake, as well as the Quaker Beach down near the sand area. Patrons planning to view the ﬁreworks at the beach should plan to arrive early as the parking lot has limited capacity and will be closed once it is full. Be sure to check the Allegany State Park Facebook page for a map of the best viewing sites. For more information contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at (716)354-9101 ext. 236 or check out the Allegany State Park Facebook page.
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expansion westward; the new Springville Rural Cemetery was laid out in 1864. Behind it on Waverly Street, a new Union Agricultural Grounds was laid out. With several years of poor receipts at other venues, the Springville grounds promised to be a good change for the fair. The 1866 Fair was held in Springville and it was the ﬁrst time that the fair ran four days. Springville had another venue that interested a lot of people coming to the fair: Dygerts Driving Park. This was the start of horse racing being part of the Erie County Fair. 1866 was the ﬁrst time that a Ladies Department graced the fair. The Ladies Department displayed everything that made “the home comfortable and pleasant.” Quilts, rugs and ﬁner china were displayed. Also, new advances in home preserving were being sampled and techniques shared. On the agricultural side, Durham and Ayrshire cattle and working oxen were some of the ﬁnest specimens ever exhibited. The fair came back to Springville in 1867. In the 1800s, county fairs were held in late September when the harvest was in. The Union Agricultural Grounds, just like the Hamburg Fairgrounds, were used for other exhibitions. Prior to the 1867 Erie County Fair, bad weather struck the Union Grounds. As Reported in the Buffalo Express July 1, 1867 and the New York Times on July 3, 1867, in late June, an exhibition was going on and a thunderstorm came upon the crowd. Everyone ran into the exhibit sheds to seek shelter. In one shed, a large crowd gathered. That shed was struck by lightning and all people in the shed were struck. “ Most were knocked senseless and fell face ﬁrst into the ground.” Two horses died immediately and several people didn’t recover. (It’s unclear on the report if people died or had permanent injuries.) Many people were left with scorch marks, blisters and remained senseless for several minutes. ”One lady lost her senses but not her locomotion and grabbed the bus and was taken to Holmes Hotel were she couldn’t remember anything for the time of the ﬂash until she came to in her room.” The Holmes Hotel would become the Concord House Hotel at the corner of Main and Buffalo Streets, where Crosby’s stands today. With
that slight setback, not unlike 150 years later when a tornado hit the fairgrounds. The 1867 fair came in late September. The newest things in 1867 were the demonstrations and displays of several types of sewing machines. New parlor and church organs were played in hopes of being purchased by onlookers. In the animal department, prizes of $8, $5, and $3 were given to teams that could plow a half acre the quickest. One of the biggest news items of the 1867 fair was the formation of the national Grange, the fraternal organization to help support farmers’ interests. Races and sweeps again took place at the Dygert Farm on the corner of Cattaraugus and Elk Streets. The Springville location was great for the village and the fair-goers in the sense that the hotels and merchants were centrally located to the Union Agricultural grounds and the Dygert Farm. Ladies not wanting to part take in the horse racing could still participate in the Ladies Department, which was across town. In January 1868, thing would change for Springville and the fair. At that time, it was decided that the Fair needed a permanent home. Springville was a main contender but the newly-formed Hamburg Agricultural Society offered use of the newly-built driving park and facilities free of charge to the Erie County Agricultural Society. The vote was a heated one and stories are that not all of the Springville delegation was present. In the end, Springville lost out to Hamburg by one vote: Hamburg 18, Springville 17. There were hurt feelings; Springville didn’t participate in the fair for several years. Springville innkeepers and merchants felt a huge ﬁnancial blow. Eventually, the Union Agricultural Grounds would become the livestock barns for the railroad, houses would be built, a gravel pit and grain mill would ﬁll the old grounds. The Dygert Track remained a center of activity for many more years. Fairs carnivals and a variety of activities would take place there well in to the 20th century. A complete history of the farm and racetrack has just been published by J. Peter Dygert and can be purchased at the Concord Mercantile or Lucy Bensley Center.
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SCA Call For Artwork
Rest In Peace, an acrylic painting of Evergreen Cemetery in East Concord by Linda Hall. Springville Center for the Arts seeks artwork submissions for Changing Seasons: The Byway Experience exhibit. The deadline to submit artwork is August 18. This juried exhibit of work inspired by the area of the Western New York
By Derek Otto
Southtowns Scenic Byway will be on display at the newly renovated Olmsted Gallery at Springville Center for the Arts October 7 through November 18. Work must somehow be connected to or inﬂuenced by the scenery or communities
along this route, which meanders through places such as East Aurora, Orchard Park, Springville, Ellicottville, Colden, Boston and more. To submit, artists are asked to email images of their submissions to SCAArtSubmissions@gmail. com. Medium, size, and price must be included in the email. Three pieces of any medium may be accepted. There is no restriction on size or age. The submission form is available at SpringvilleArts.org. If accepted by the jury, artists will be notiﬁed and work must be delivered ready to display by Saturday, September 30. Call (716) 592-9038 for more information on this exhibit. Information on the byway can be found at wnyssb.org or by emailing email@example.com.
Yellow Hydrants in Springville
Adorable and Adoptable Lily ia a miniature Schnauzer who will be available for adoption very soon through our program. After her grooming and vetting we will be reviewing applications for her adoption. Lily is 9 years young and she is excellent with other dogs. She is quiet and calm natured. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for a small and wonderful companion like her. If you are interested be sure to email: email@example.com.
Check out all the animals EARS has up for adoption at www.empire.petﬁnder.com or ﬁnd them on Facebook.
On Tuesday, Aug. 8, it became very clear that Springville ﬁre hydrants were changing to yellow. There on were two in previous weeks, but the Springville DPW really was at work on Aug. 8. I asked around and got a variety of answers. Some said it was because they were more visible and others said it was a determination of water pressure. I asked Mike Kaleta on the street he said, “’Cause Ken said so.” So I called Ken Kostnowiak, Superintendent of Public Works. His response was: “ The New York State Department of Health requires public ﬁre hydrants to be painted yellow. Red ﬁre hydrants by indication of NYS Health law are for private ﬁre hydrants.” Springville municipal water is public and so the ﬁre hydrants must be yellow. Well, I thought some dogs would be confused, but they are colored blind anyway.
1st Annual BBQ Fest & Softball Tournament
Saturday, August 12th Town of Concord Community Park 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Proceeds Benefit: Boys & Girls Club of Springville Jake and the Fatman BBQ
Hotlines for Help: 2-1-1 WNY and Crisis Services
At its July meeting, the Springville Regional Services Coalition continued its discussion regarding local access to social and human services agencies for residents in the Springville area. One idea from that monthly meeting, and one that we share here in this release, is that there are two existing resources that need to be more widely known by Western New York residents and agencies that work with individuals and families. 2-1-1 WNY is a free and conﬁdential link to health and human services. Dialing three easy numbers – 2-11 – on your phone connects to a trained information and referral specialist every day, all day. Callers can be
directed to information about basic needs, food assistance, free tax preparation, holiday assistance, housing, job training, legal counseling, mental health services, substance abuse services, volunteer opportunities and other services in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. Another phone number that people should program into their phones is (716) 8317007. This is another hotline, run by Erie County and Crisis Services, providing callers with resources and referrals to substance abuse, addiction and mental health services. This hotline opened for calls in August 2016 and has referred
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hundreds of people since to recovery, treatment and counseling programs. The Springville Regional Service Coalition unites human resource providers, public service organizations and individuals to improve the quality of life for the greater Springville community by facilitating cooperation, collaboration, communication and creation of initiatives. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the village of Springville ofﬁces at 65 Franklin Street. No meeting is scheduled for August and the next will be on September 21. Contact atodd@goodwillwny. org to be included in our communications.
Pulled Pork/Chicken Sliders, Pulled Pork/Chicken Nachos & “Piggy Mac & Cheese”
Rebel Yell BBQ Award-‐Winning “Hog Dog” & “Rebel Hog Dog w/Signature Baked Beans”
Babz BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pulled Chicken Sandwiches & Beef Brisket
Tickets Available Presale or at the Gate -‐ $10.00
Grifﬁs Sculpture Park Photos by Alicia Dziak