Sisters Restaurant

Sisters Restaurant

Article Contributed by Mallery Rockwell Sisters Restaurant was first recognized as the Enterprise Drive-in in 1955, before sisters Esther Little and Jane Spiesman turned it into the successful family-oriented diner that they owned for 13 years. John (Ken) Larsen took ownership of the restaurant in May 2017, located on 3218 Falconer-Kimball Stand Road in Falconer. […]

Dorian’s Salon Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Dorian’s Salon Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke At 23 years old, Sam Paladino had already lived a pretty colorful life. He’d earned his master barber’s license at 13 and opened his own barbershop at 14. He’d spent three and a half years fighting through the jungles of China, Burma and India as one of Merrill’s Marauders during […]

The Fitness Bunker

The Fitness Bunker

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke The Fitness Bunker – Lakewood’s newest 24-hour gym – may have only opened a month ago, but according to co-owners Laurie Shults and Salvatore Rachuna, it’s a project they have spitballed for nearly 15 years. The gym, located on 9 W. Summit St., blends Shults’s lifestyle and wellness interests with […]

Off The Beaten Path Bookstore

Off The Beaten Path Bookstore

Article Contributed by Katie Smith Over the course of this summer the mother daughter team of Judy and Katie Gustafson made their lifelong dream of owning and operating a bookstore come true. On August 15, 2016 Judy Gustafson and her daughter Katie became the owners and operators of Off the Beaten Path, the bookstore in […]

Stedman Corners Café

Stedman Corners Café

Article Contributed by Katie Smith In just 5 short summers Brian Stahlsmith and Marya Johnson have turned Stedman Corners Café at 6355 Magnolia Stedman Rd., Mayville, NY into a favorite food destination. The restaurant is conveniently situated close to Route 394 and the I 86 Panama/Chautauqua Exit, at the crossroads of county routes 33 and […]

Labyrinth Press Company

Labyrinth Press Company

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne “I feel like a lot of kids going off to a four-year university look back and probably have a pretty negative view of their hometown, like ‘there was nothing to do there.’ I want them to have something they can look back on. “Be like ‘there’s something going on there, […]

Abers Acres: Fresh and Table Ready

Abers Acres: Fresh and Table Ready

Article Contributed by Emily Wynne “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same thing” a handmade sign at the Abers Acres farm stand proclaims. Abers Acres, owned by John and Sue Abers, has provided local residents, restaurants and Wegmans supermarkets with produce since 1984. “We specialize in the […]

Hall and Laury Opticians

Hall and Laury Opticians

The Eyes Have It Article Contributed by Beth Peyton One funny thing about Hall and Laury Opticians, located in the shopping center at 707 Fairmount Avenue, is that Gary Nelson is the “Hall” part of Hall and Laury. And Arthur Laury, the other partner, prefers to be called “Ted.” The other funny thing is Gary […]

Lighthouse Point Grocery

Lighthouse Point Grocery

“You Can Get Anything You Want.” Article Contributed by Beth Peyton Located 1,361 miles from Wall Drug (that goofy roadside attraction in Wall, South Dakota), Lighthouse Point Grocery, on Route 394 outside of Mayville, specializes in meat, seafood, and submarine sandwiches. It is famous for its rotisserie chicken. According to Norm Smith, who has owned […]

Tom’s Tavern

Article Contributed by Beth Peyton “You Want to Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” Close to Midway State Park on Route 430, Tom’s Tavern has been a favorite watering hole in Maple Springs for a very long time. The main structure was built in the late 1800s, when they used tree trunks instead of milled […]

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