History of Empire State Hotel, Which Burned on Christmas Eve in 1949

The December 29th issue of the Alden Advertiser covered a story on the burning of the Empire State Motel. Below is a brief history of the building. The Empire State Hotel was another one of the Black Water Bath Hotels that helped to make Alden famous. The Empire State...
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Crittenden Presbyterian Church Closing After 100 Plus Years of Worship

On the afternoon of Sunday, December 16, 1906, certain persons of the village of Crittenden met at the village school house with representatives of the Presbytery of Buffalo to organize the Crittenden Presbyterian Church. The charter members were Charles Silliman,...
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Primary Students Donate to Pantry

Last week Alden Primary students participated in a school-wide spirit week. The children dressed up in festive gear and brought in donations for the Alden/Marilla Food Pantry. 50 boxes of food were delivered to the pantry in hopes to make the holidays a little...
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Ewell Library Dedicates Taylor Room

The Alden Ewell Free Library announces the formal dedication of the Taylor Room on November 27, 2016. More photos and full story in the december 8, 2016 issue of the Alden Advertiser.  
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Marilla Blessing Box

The Marilla community has a new method of serving others. It is called the Marilla Blessing Box. A freestanding enclosed box, that has items of food, paper products and toiletries is available 24 hours a day. It is placed in the Community Center parking lot, a well...
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ACS Sports Schedule

The Alden Central School winter sports schedule was published in the December 1st issue of the Alden Advertiser. See photos and schedules of Girl's Varsity and JV Basketball, Boy's Varsity and JV Basketball, Cheerleading, Boy's Swimming, Co-ed Bowling, Rifle,and...

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Volleyball Advances to B2 Finals

The ACS Volleyball team defeated Roy-Hart on Tuesday, November 1st  and will advance to the Section VI B2 Finals on Thursday, November 3rd at Sweet Home. They will be facing City Honors.

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Looking for a Home

Lexi and Levi are looking for a home. Their owner passed away and they only have each other, so we want them to be adopted together. They are a very lovable pair, housebroken, and up to date on all their vaccinations. Lexi is approx. 10 years old. She is a spayed...

Christmas in the Park Well Attended

A large variety of family activities combined with mild weather brought out many residents to enjoy the Alden Chamber of Commerce's Alden's Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 3, 2016. More photos, taken by Lori Gillen, may be seen in the December 8th issue of...

12th Chamber Ornament

The twelfth in a series of commemorative ornaments of an Alden landmark is now available. This year’s ornament commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Alden State Bank. A rendering of the Bank’s current location on Broadway in the Village of Alden is etched into a...

Upcoming Events

December Events

December Friday, December 2- St. Nick’s Night at St. Johns. 5-9 pm. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 2 and 3- ACTS presents It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:30 pm, 1470 Church St., 937-7770. December 2-4 and 9-11, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm- TheBest Christmas...

Events for December 2016

December Friday, December 2- St. Nick’s Night at St. Johns. 5-9 pm. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 2 and 3- ACTS presents It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:30 pm, 1470 Church St., 937-7770. Saturday, December 3- Holy Mother of the Rosary Concert Series, 7:30 pm, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster....

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