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Feature Stories from Springville NY


Gardening and More: A raised bed from pallets can be a quick fix for poor soil, uneven rows

SPRINGVILLE — A lot of us have clay in our soil and if we want to start a new garden bed, there’s going to be a lot of work involved. You’ll have to churn... more

Rod, Gun and Game: Wildlife rehabilitators bring starving waterfowl back to better health

SPRINGVILLE — It started about mid-January, when thousands of waterfowl were first observed coping with problems along the shoreline waters of Lake Erie... more

Never fear: make fear work for you

The following is a guest column by Meg Heighway of Christian Counseling Ministries. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” said Franklin D.... more

The Bills will stay in Erie County, for the near future

The following is a guest column by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Our community was saddened last month at the passing of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph... more

Sherman Says: Observance of Earth Day needs a facelift, for the next generation

SPRINGVILLE — Whatever happened to Earth Day? The ecology-driven observance still appears on calendars but hardly generates the response it did, 40 years... more

Rod, Gun and Game: New York state budget brings good news for crossbow fans

SPRINGVILLE —  When New York State Department of Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens met with outdoor media last September in Lake Placid, he was... more

Sherman Says: Redemption takes the plate, ice Sunday

BUFFALO — Anyone who claims there is nothing to do in Buffalo should look no further than this Sunday. For practicing Christians, it is Palm Sunday and... more

Getting to know your neighbor: Winkey Agency Allstate Insurance

SPRINGVILLE — Theodore Winkey has been selling insurance at the same office in Springville for over 25 years now; the local Allstate Agency owner has... more

‘Grand Budapest Review’ falls flat

HAMBURG — Some comedies make you laugh out loud. I’m thinking movies like “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles.” Those great Mel Brooks’ films are... more

Sherman Says: ‘Bold action’ doesn’t fly when it affects kids’ neighborhood schools

KENMORE — Anyone wishing to gauge public opinion on school consolidation in Western New York should have been at a recent meeting of the Sweet Home School... more

Your stories: Lisa Vidal gives domestic violence victims back their voices

SPRINGVILLE — When someone has an experience involving domestic abuse, that person often feels lost, hurt physically and emotionally, and as if she or... more

Gardening and More: Get ready for spring with fresh and new gardening classes

HAMBURG — Whether you’re looking to learn some gardening basics or want tips on how to create a pretty container with flowering plants, check out the... more

Rod, Gun and Game: Get ready for local trout-fishing opening day on April 1

SPRINGVILLE — This unusual delay in the traditional Western New York spring thaw has left many inland lake waters frozen solid, with little runoff for... more

Sherman Says: Start of baseball season means collecting of special balls will continue

BUFFALO — One of the gifts I received last Christmas was a wall-mounted clear case designed to display a dozen baseballs. At first, filling it properly... more

Define a crisis, find the opportunity

The following is a guest column by Springville counselor Meaghan Heighway. The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word “crisis.” One brush stroke... more