Alden Historical Society at Erie County Fair

Each year, the Erie County Historical Federation invites its member organizations to create displays for the Erie County Fair. The 2017 theme was Christmas Traditions in Our Town. For its display, the Alden Historical Society chose to follow a suggestion offered by...
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AH&L Asst. Chief Recalls First Aid Call to Attica Prison Riots 46 Years Ago

The cover of the September 27, 1971 issue of Time Magazine shows Alden Asst. Fire Chief, Robert Ruhlman, and the squad’s 1965 ambulance outside of the Attica Correctional Facility. The Alden Rescue Squad was requested at the Attica State Correctional Facility at 6:45...
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The Bruce E. Sitzman Memorial Park Dedicated

The Bruce E. Sitzman Memorial Park, located on Kellogg St., was dedicated on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Bruce was employed by the Village of Alden, serving as Superintendent of Public Works for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2002. After retiring he was a Village...
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Local Railroad Gets International Attention

Robert Bond’s Blackwater Railroad in Alden, along with 7 other member railroads of the WNY Garden Railway Society played host to 2 bus loads of Garden Railroad enthusiasts, from around the US and Germany, on Friday June 23rd. Members of the Big Train Operators Club,...
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The Alden Bulldogs Stampede

The Alden Bulldogs Cross Country Stampede was held on October 15, 2016. A kids run was held in the morning before the cross country meets. See the October 20th issue of the Alden Advertiser for many more photos of the event.   Photos by Rick Penny

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Take a Veteran to School

Take a Veteran to School Day Nov. 10th, Alden High School Social Studies Department is sponsoring our annual “Take a Veteran to School Day.” The objective of the day is to honor the service of our local veterans and to recognize that many veterans live right here in...

Kiwanis 50th Steak Outing July 27th

The Kiwanis Club of Alden will be hosting their annual steak outing at the Kiwanis Shelter in the Town park on Wed., July 27th from 5-10 pm. This year marks the 50th anniversary for this yearly fundraiser. Who remembers past events held at the steak outings, that...

Upcoming Events

Coming Events

May Saturday, May 21- Millgrove Clothes Closet open from 9 am-noon, free clothing to those in need, 11517 Genesee Street. Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22-Plant Sale , 10 am-4 pm, Hull House and farmstead (5962 Genesee St., Lancaster). Saturday, May 21- The Niagara...

May Coming Events

May Saturday, May 7- Rummage sale, 9 am-noon, Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral (6298 Broadway, Lancaster) Proceeds benefit Roswell Park. Saturday, May 7- Indoor Yard Sale by Pet Connection, 9 am-3 pm, Variety Club Banquet Hall (6114 Broadway, Lancaster), donations...

April 2016 Coming Events

April Saturday, April 2- Chicken BBQ and Chinese Auction to benefit Pet Connection, Variety Club Banquet hall (6114 Broadway, Lancaster). $10. Sunday, April 3- Chicken BBQ, noon until sold-out, Marilla Rec./Hall (Two Rod Rd. and West Ave.), adults $10, children under...

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