Back in 1827, Rolling Hills Asylum was known as the Genesee County Poor House?a government-run self-sustained community for the impoverished and needy. Orphans, widows, the mentally unstable, physically disabled, and criminals all resided within its walls. In 1938 came the addition of The Genesee County Infirmary. There are over 1,700 documented deaths buried in potters field, with hundreds more unaccounted for.
Backed by all this dark, rich history, it may come as no surprise that the spot now known as Rolling Hills Asylum is believed to be one of the most haunted sites in the country. Disembodied voices and ominous sounds, people, are experienced within the walls of this asylum. To let the public investigate these supernatural happenings, the site hosts numerous tours classic horror movie nights, Para-Celebrity ghost hunts, and other special events. Public and private ghost hunts, meanwhile, provide a more interactive way to explore the building?and can last up to an entire night. RHA is open year-round for both public and private tours and ghost hunts.
Tres Chic Pet Boutique provides two ways for dogs to look better than ever. The pet spa, Le Spaw Grooming, sees to dogs' hygienic needs, scrubbing and brushing pooches big and small. The dog boutique dresses newly washed fur in cute bandanas, costumes, and smart business-casual outfits. The boutique also carries nutritious treats, such as rawhides and cookies, and plenty of entertaining toys.
Monkey See, Monkey Do ... is an independent children's bookstore located in Clarence, NY. Its fun-filled setting provides a learning adventure for children of all ages! From babies to adults, we strive to select thoughtful books. Upon visiting our shop, you will find unique reads that promise a memorable outing.
Spruce Meadow Farm is owned and operated by Al and Karla Deacon, who lovingly tend to the 40 horses that reside inside a complex of three riding rings?including an indoor ring?and two barns. For the past 20 years, the couple has been assisting and administering year-round lessons for riders of all ages, guiding trainees toward stronger bonds with their equine counterparts. Their lessons detail proper mounting, grooming, and tacking techniques, and culminate with safe cool-down exercises rather than unsafe attempts at horseback surfing. Al and Karla also assist equine enthusiasts through walker-led pony rides and ferry services geared toward off-site rides. Gift certificates are also available, to give the gift of riding to friends and loved ones.
Owner Crista Botticello was only 19 when she opened Ooo La La’s doors to the East Aurora community, but her fashion-forward tastes suggest an intimate acquaintance with trends in America and abroad. That unique sensibility is reflected in her boutique’s selection of casual apparel and formalwear, which includes dresses, jackets, jewelry, and handbags designed by emerging locals or renowned artisans from New York and Los Angeles. Nestled in an idyllic brick storefront, the spacious store often hosts special events, such as fashion shows that benefit local charities or show off the cummerbund’s underappreciated versatility.
At Designing Dish, brushes flit quietly across the surfaces of ready-made ceramic bowls, piggy banks, and mugs. Art-deco blocks of color, portraits of loved ones, and the fingerprints of youngsters leap from the newly colorful pieces, dappled with color from the studio’s range of paints and glazes. A kiln uses powerful heat to make the works of art more colorful and solid so that they can be passed down through generations like a razor for shaving off all the hair from a family curse. In addition to ceramics, the instructors offer lessons in glass fusing, metal stamping, and copper enameling.