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Feature Stories from Springville NY


Gardening and More: Compromises and shade bring Hamburg couple’s garden together

Barb and Dave Whittemore of 33 Sherwood Ave., Hamburg, have a shady backyard. Shade is a challenge if you want a colorful and interesting ornamental garden.... more

No matter how you say it, the fair is a celebration

Who is celebrating their demisemiseptcentennial this year? Why, the Erie County Fair, of course. According to, the Fair is celebrating its 175th... more

Gernatt family celebrates years of history for the 60th time

COLLINS—Sixty years ago, John and Martha Gernatt decided that since family was so important to them, it was only natural to have a celebration each summer,... more

Get creative with your garden art

At this time of year, we may develop gaps in our gardens. Perhaps a perennial didn’t spread as much as we expected, or deer or bugs demolished a plant.... more

Feuz brings community and school together at Springville Elementary School

SPRINGVILLE—Marcole Feuz has a lot to be happy about after the year she’s had. In April, she got married and is still enjoying the life of a newlywed,... more

Sherman Says: Even black and white cartoons classify as fine art

Drawing always came easily to me. It was a skill I must have inherited from my father, as he was always good with both watercolor illustrations and posters... more

See rare bloom of corpse flower at Botanical Gardens

It could be happening right now. The corpse flower at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens could be blooming. Whether the flower is open or... more

Gardening and More: Don’t be fooled by giant hogweed

Giant hogweed might look like a super-sized Queen Anne’s lace plant, but don’t touch it! The sap of the giant hogweed, in combination with moisture and... more