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Feature Stories from Springville NY


Gardening and More: Will my mums come back next year?

If you plant mums in your garden now, will they come back next year? You have a 50-50 chance, according to Teresa Buchanan, garden center manager at... more

Plant in fall to enjoy early-spring flowers

Too many gardeners think about crocuses, daffodils, tulips and Asiatic lilies only in spring—or late winter—when they’re blooming. If you yearn for those... more

Dorothy Cott: teacher of physics, chemistry and inspiration

SPRINGVILLE—When students enter Dorothy Cott’s science classes this year, they’ll be in the presence of a recipient of the Yale Educator Award. Cott, who... more

Gardening and More: Hurry, there’s still time to plant flowers and fruit

Labor Day is over, but don’t put away your gardening gloves and shovel just yet. There’s more planting to do. You can still plant flowering perennials,... more

Rural Transit Service gets the wheels turning

BOSTON—Many residents may have seen the Rural Transit Service Inc. vans around town, but many residents also do not know much about the service, according... more

Fellowship Hills Ministries helps bring out the best in the community

SPRINGVILLE—Fellowship Hill Ministries of Springville has one mission: Touching hearts and changing lives. And they work to achieve that by helping as... more

Otto celebrates 75 years of protection and service

OTTO—There she sat, centrally placed in the Otto Fire Company Hall, the 1939 Ford pumper the organization acquired new in its first year of operation.... more

School bus safety rules of the road

Following is a guest column from Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs: As summer winds down, children across Erie County are heading back to school and once... more

Farmers markets, stands offer tastes of the season

ERIE COUNTY—To local farmers and growers, summertime means new produce in season. To local residents, it means that fresh produce is popping up at local... more

A Point of View: Back to school is a time for all of us to come together in the name of our students

Friedrich August von Hayek set a tone for today's schools. Hayek, a well known economist and philosopher of the 1900s said so brilliantly "The mind cannot... more

Mosquitoes in Erie Co. test positive for West Nile Virus

ERIE COUNTY—Submitted by the Erie County Office of the Commissioner of Health: Recently, the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center’s Arbovirus... more

Life Happens: Saying good-bye to summer, again

Back to school time is looming again. I can tell because I just saw Halloween decorations for sale while on a local shopping trip. But, if we were to go... more

Gardening and More: Morty the corpse flower draws record crowd

“It was like waiting for a child to be born,” said David J. Swartz, president of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, “but when it came, it was... more